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May 2008 Archives

Obama quits his church: the Mars factor

posted by Lynn Hayes

Barack Obama quit his longtime association with the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago today. Under the influence of transiting Pluto (destruction) in opposition to Venus (relationships) in Obama’s chart, the longtime association between Obama and Pastor Jeremiah Wright […]

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Saturn in Virgo: Organic milk is better

posted by Lynn Hayes

Cows by Tyler Larson New research shows that cows eating an organic diet produce milk that contains more omega-3 and linoleic fatty acids that have been proven to improve human health. Plus, their milk tastes better. Milk from organic cattle […]

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Scott McClellan: The Emperor isn’t wearing any clothes!

posted by Lynn Hayes

Scott McClellan is not the first Bush insider to write an expose of the disaster that is the Bush presidency, but he is the most surprising. James Hoopes, author of Hail to the CEO: The Failure of George W. Bush […]

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Saturn in Virgo and the recent abuse epidemic

posted by Lynn Hayes

A reader emailed me a few months ago asking if there was a correlation between the rise of pet abuse cases and Saturn in Virgo and while I dismissed it at the time the recent news about abuse of small […]

Murphy’s Law repost

posted by Lynn Hayes

With Mercury and Neptune having turned retrograde we find ourselves in a strong retrograde period. Four traditional planets plus Chiron are retrograde now and the pull is to go back and re-do things that have been left undone. I thought […]

Interviews from the United Astrology Conference

posted by Lynn Hayes

Eric Francis has been posting some interesting material from UAC, and now he has put up some audio interviews here. I haven’t had a chance to listen yet but perhaps they will bring up some good discussion material.

Jupiter gets a third spot

posted by Lynn Hayes

From NASA’s Astrology Picture of the Day: NASA explains, “Jupiter’s recent outbreak of red spots is likely related to large scale climate change as the gas giant planet is getting warmer near the equator. “ Some climate change skeptics are […]

The New American Idol: David Cook

posted by Lynn Hayes

I confess I have never watched American Idol, but I happened to see a bit about this on the news and was struck by this latest winner. His sensitivity and humility is evident, and very Neptunian so I was not […]

Vatican says belief in UFOs is OK

posted by Lynn Hayes

From Newsweek: Here’s the curious thing about the head of the Vatican’s astronomical observatory saying there’s a strong likelihood that extraterrestrial beings exist and that they are part of God’s plan: not the “what,” but the “when,” as in “why […]

Astrologer is sorry for failure to predict cyclone

posted by Lynn Hayes

Continuing on the theme of what can and cannot be predicted, the weather is the next logical topic and evidently a noted Burmese astrologer has publicly apologized for his failure to predict Cyclone Nargis. But in a country like Myanmar […]

Ted Kennedy diagnosed with brain tumor

posted by Lynn Hayes

photo reprinted without permission from the Boston Globe Ted Kennedy was rushed to the hospital last weekend after suffering a seizure in his home, and today his doctors announced that tests had revealed a malignant brain tumor in the left […]

Musings on Anger and Mars

posted by Lynn Hayes

Yesterday marked the peak of phase II of the conjunction of Pluto to Mars, and what fun it was! I feel like a volcano is erupting in my soul. It’s pretty exciting, really, because when these planets pass through our […]

“If you could predict death, would you?”

posted by Lynn Hayes

Most professionals agree that predicting death in the chart of a client or a client’s loved one is unethical. Last weekend I watched a movie I had rented called First Snow, a thriller which I really enjoyed in which a […]

Full moon and other planetary news this week

posted by Lynn Hayes

Lovely Venus is very active in the middle of the month, with a square to Chiron on May 17th, a sextile to Uranus and trine to Jupiter on the 18th, and a square to Neptune on the 20th. Venus usually […]

A new birthchart for Barack Obama!

posted by Lynn Hayes

Evidently astrologer Joni Patry announced at the UAC conference this week that she had obtained an accurate birthtime from a client who is closely involved in the Obama campaign. According to Eric Francis: The time is 7:11 pm, and the […]

Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson – off again

posted by Lynn Hayes

I really like these two together, and I can relate to Owen Wilson’s commitment conflicts and the despair over his failed relationships that put him in the hospital last summer after a failed suicide attempt. So I find myself following […]

Retrogrades galore this month!

posted by Lynn Hayes

Jupiter turned retrograde last week (on May 9), and Chiron turns retrograde May 25, just before Mercury and Neptune on May 26. Planets don’t really move backwards, but because we view the motion of the planets from our perspective on […]

Possible danger coming up for Obama

posted by Lynn Hayes

We still don’t have a verified birthtime for Obama so I am using a solar chart which makes it difficult to offer specific predictions, but there are a few interesting planetary cycles coming up for him that will be interesting […]

New: The Worldwide Telescope

posted by Lynn Hayes

Some of you (well, Jon ) will decry my promotion of the Great Beast, but Microsoft has come out with a really cool new gizmo: The Worldwide Telescope. From the press release: REDMOND, Wash. — May 12, 2008 — The […]

MARVELS searches for new planets

posted by Lynn Hayes

The possibility of additional solar systems brings up an interesting possibility: could there be a different astrological system for each one? A completely unique set of “myths” and legends, and patterns of time that link the citizens of those systems […]

Prediction using astrology and the Reality of the Now

posted by Lynn Hayes

I found this article on using astrology to predict the future from the December 2000/January 2001 issue of The Mountain Astrologer by Tem Tarriktar: The investigation of where astrology’s influence really is may raise the question of whether things are […]

The danger of “financial astrology”

posted by Lynn Hayes

I have always felt that if the Universe wanted us to be able to predict the future, It wouldn’t have given us a life of mystery.  The unfolding of the mystery and the ability to make choices every moment that […]

Barack and Hillary’s Tarot Profiles

posted by Lynn Hayes

Beth Owl’s Daughter has posted some very interesting profiles of the two candidates (still two, as of this writing!!) based on their Tarot profile. The Tarot profile come from the numerology of the birth date and is quite interesting! For […]

The New Moon and the May 6 Primary

posted by Lynn Hayes

The New Moon occurred yesterday at 17 degrees Taurus. At the New Moon, the Sun and the solar principle of conscious awareness conjoins the lunar principle of instinctive reaction. The New Moon is the beginning of the solar cycle, in […]

Retrograde Pluto brings stock market optimism

posted by Lynn Hayes

As predicted in this column, stock markets around the world rallied in April with US stock funds rising nearly 5% in that month following Pluto’s retrograde turn as it heads back into Sagittarius. The Sagittarian optimism that has fueled overspending, […]

My Mars Pluto story

posted by Lynn Hayes

I hesitate to write this, because the transit of Pluto to my Mars is only at its midpoint now, but many of you have written and are curious to know my experiences so I’ll tell you what I’ve learned so […]

A new direction: Neptune, Rahu and the New Moon

posted by Lynn Hayes

Sunset Activation, by Francene Hart One of the more interesting things about planetary activity this month is the fact that Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus and Pluto are all slowing down to a “station” as they prepare to change direction. Jupiter […]

The Death of the DC Madam

posted by Lynn Hayes

The woman known as the “DC Madam” was found hanged in a shed at her mother’s home yesterday. Deborah Jeane Palfrey was convicted two weeks ago of running a prostitution ring that catered to the nation’s power elite, and although […]

I’m back, Skywatch is posted, and Happy Beltane!!

posted by Lynn Hayes

Thanks to DR for filling in while I was in the Pluto school of death, inner rage and mystery (more about that later!!). This is a wonderful and magical time, coinciding with the ancient Celtic festival of Beltane which occurs […]

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Sunday inspiration: Trusting the future
Astrologers have a reputation, which we ourselves and our forbears have propagated, of being able to foretell the future.  If you run a Google search for "Can astrology predict the future," the very first article is from a well-known astrology site titled "Predicting the future with astrology."

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Neptune in Pisces and the question of reality
Neptune just slipped back into Pisces where it will remain until 2025.  Neptune's role in the astrological pantheon is to cause us to question where the physical world ends and a more transcendent reality begins.  It therefore rules our spiritual experience, but it can also be confusing and induce

posted 5:30:53pm Feb. 08, 2012 | read full post »

Leo Full Moon, February 7 2012
art by Dave Archer. The Moon will be full in Leo on February 7th at 4:54 pm Est/9:54 pm GMT.  The Full Moon is the peak of the lunar cycle - it's a time when our goals and aspirations reach fulfillment as we prepare for the waning cycle during which we are generally asked to let go of something tha

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Sunday inspiration: The Great Nest of Being
"Whenever we moderns pause for a moment, and enter the silence, and listen very carefully, the glimmer of our deepest nature begins to shine forth, and we are introduced to the mysteries of the deep, the call of the within, the infinite radiance of a splendor that time and space forgot - we are intr

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