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Feeding Your Baby By Moon Sign

posted by Matthew Currie

Astrology should be of some practical use, shouldn’t it? Yes, learning about your personality is all fine and well and we all love that sort of thing. But that’s not really why I am an astrologer. Astrology also give you an idea as to what is coming up in your life, and can give you real, practical tips for dealing with other human beings. Like for example, that screaming little human being lying in the crib who needs to be fed. If you’ve ever taken care of a baby, you know that they are basically just adorable little balls of pure need. Astrologically, that’s much more the domain of the Moon then the Sun.

So: here’s some real life practical tips on how to feed a baby, based on their Moon sign.

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As with all things in life, astrologically or otherwise, your mileage may vary. Much depends on the rest of the child’s chart as well as how the baby’s Moon is aspected by the other planets in his/her birth chart. Now: pull up a bib and some puréed vegetables, grab a baby and play along at home!

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Capricorn and Leo ARE compatible… at least while you’re feeding them.

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You can spend half your life building a career, learning things, and becoming a better person — yet the challenge of feeding a baby his or her first solid foods can reduce even the most intelligent and gifted of us into a ball of frustration.

In your birth chart, your Moon represents your basic emotional and physical responses to life. Quite often, babies act much more like their Moon Sign than their Sun Sign. Just like your own eating habits, an infant’s are often strongly influenced by the Sign placement of their natal Moon. Learning that placement and working with it (rather than against it) can go a long way toward making meal times more smooth — for both yourself and your baby.

Fire Sign Moon (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)

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You’d think these little gaffers would be too tired after asserting their wills all night long — or as you like to put it, “not sleeping” — to put up a fight about eating their creamed spinach. But Fire Sign Moon babies can be stubborn. Try making them laugh and they’re more likely to play along with lunch. Or you can simply wait until they’re just too tired to make a fuss. Often, a solid round of playing or exercise will make the difference when it comes to getting a little cooperation.

Earth Sign Moon (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)
Earth Sign Moon babies can be highly emotional about their eating. If they’re upset or annoyed by something, you might want to just give up for a while. They tend to be fond of foods sweeter or higher in fat and starch content. Moon in Taurus babies respond well to physical affection, so lots of cuddles after downing the dreaded strained peas will probably serve both of you well. Moon in Virgo babies tend to be good about eating their vegetables, and if a Moon in Capricorn baby wants to make it known they won’t eat something … give up and switch to something else. You aren’t likely to win this one.

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Air Sign Moon (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)
Babies with Air Sign Moons are bright and perky creatures, and often this can make them charming and entertaining. The problem you’re most likely to encounter with them at lunchtime is how they’re too easily distracted to be sat down and fed in one continuous session. Try a spoonful or two, then get up and do something else; then another couple of spoonfuls, then wander away again, and so on. Gemini Moon babies respond well to being entertained, while Libra Moons like being praised. Aquarius Moons prefer to do it for themselves — so let them (as much as possible).

Water Sign Moon (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)
Water Moon Babies are usually more into their own emotional state than those of others, so feeding one can be a hit-or-miss affair, depending on their current emotional environment. Cancer Moon babies are usually the first to show signs of being “emotional eaters.” Imparting a certain sense of safe routine — like always using the exact same spoon, for example — can be a tremendous help. This baby might be hard to feed in unfamiliar settings. Scorpio Moons are often slow but steady, so don’t be surprised if they analyze every spoonful. And Pisces Moon babies are pretty much impossible to feed if something is annoying them.

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Always remember that, no matter what, babies do have a certain degree of wisdom as to what they really need. You may be in charge, but a baby possesses impulses directly related to their physical needs, and these occur on a level even they couldn’t quite describe — if they could talk, that is!

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Astrology, Compatibility, And Mary Kay Letourneau

posted by Matthew Currie
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(Wait! Before you go off on me about my approving or disapproving of the relationship I’m writing about — go here and read Part One.)

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We are fortunate to have a documented date time and place of birth for Mary Kay (January 30 1962, 5:15 PM, Orange California), so we know what all the placements and rulerships are in her chart. Looking at it, everything about this chart (when it comes to relationships) is nearly a collection astrological clichés. They almost describe Mary Kay’s relationship too well.

Then again, maybe I’m still not being objective enough. Did I mention your should read Part One of this first?

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The part of the birth chart most associated with long-term romantic partners is the Seventh House. Mary Kay has Aquarius on the Seventh, which can be an indicator of “unusual marriage partners.” She has her Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter there. Venus and Jupiter are conjunct. This not only indicates a strong degree of focus on partnerships, but because of the Venus-Jupiter conjunction there is also some “benefit” to be had from them. Since Venus is the ruler of her Midheaven and is conjunct Jupiter, this indicates some sort of potential “fame” because of a marriage – although what she got is probably not what Mary Kay intended.

Furthermore: going by Whole Sign Houses, Mary Kay’s Mars is in her Sixth House. If you go by Placidus houses, Mars and Saturn are both in her Sixth House. This is significant because the Sixth House is the “Twelfth House of the Seventh.” Any given House rules a certain area of life, but the House immediately before that House can represent a sort of “blind spot” or an impediment to the House that follows it. Having one or both of ancient astrology’s traditional malefic planets in the House behind the Seventh could mean “trouble from a marriage.”

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Just to make things really interesting, Mary Kay has Mars in Capricorn, which is sometimes associated with a significant age difference in partners. And — get this — since that Mars is in her Sixth and is the ruler of her Ninth House, this could mean “marrying someone you meet through work or daily activities.”

This was Mary Kay’s second marriage. The first one was apparently unremarkable, and had the usual occurrences of cheating and mistrust and such. Having said that: a note to all my married readers out there — if you want your marriage to last, don’t have an affair with a 13-year-old. Mary Kay says her husband cheated too, but at this point who’s going to listen to her about who made the big mistakes in her marriage?

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We have an advantage over astrologers looking at this situation now, as opposed to those who looked at it back in the 90s when it happened. The other person in this story is now old enough that his name (and thus date of birth) can be legally publicized. How the relationship astrology (“synastry” is the technical term) works between the two of them is pretty fascinating.

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We don’t have a time or even place of birth for Vili Fualaau, just a date: June 26, 1983, so I set his chart for noon at the place where he and Mary Kay met. We won’t be focusing on his House placements, but rather how the planets in his chart interact with Mary Kay’s chart.

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As far as the very basics of compatibility go: any quick and easy astrology guide will tell you that an Aquarius and a Cancer are “not compatible.” They will tell you the same thing with a Sagittarius and Capricorn. But who among us is even perfectly compatible with themselves? When you put Mary Kay’s Moon in Sagittarius on top of Vili’s Jupiter, there’s some serious compatibility happening all of a sudden. Their Mercurys are trine each other, so there is a natural flow of communication. Her Mars is sextile his Jupiter-Uranus conjunction, which gives the relationship some spark. If Vili was born much earlier than Noon on the Pacific Coast, his Moon would make an even stronger sextile to Mary Kay’s Neptune, which creates a great deal of mutual empathy. If he was born later in the day, it would approach the conjunction with her Mars, which can make a relationship lively.

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No compatibility is perfect though. Her Mars also squares his Saturn and Pluto. Many would make the argument that this means Mary Kay has a tendency to push Vili’s boundaries.

Hmmm.

Astrological compatibility works regardless of the age of the people involved. Yes, anyone looking at the two charts without the dates of birth would realize that their Plutos are pretty far apart, indicating a significant age difference. But had either one of these people come to me now, at their current ages, and asked “how would a relationship work out? What about the age difference?” I would only be able to conclude that the compatibility works despite the years between them. And in fact if they had met now and began a relationship, the age difference might raise some eyebrows but wouldn’t be worthy of international attention.

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If one is so inclined, one can always go further and further down the list of astrological factors between these two to find something to disapprove of. If an astrologer walks into a case with preconceptions to defend, there is always a handy Rolodex of 10,000 asteroids to rummage through until you find something that agrees with the astrologer’s perspective. One could always say something like “her Psyche is opposite his Eros. She’s using mind control to seduce him!” or whatever.This, frankly, is one of the reasons why I almost never use asteroids in a consultation. There are enough of them, and the roles if any in a birth chart are so loosely defined (and mostly covered better by the more traditional planets anyway), that you can dig up pretty much any excuse you want to find anything you’re looking for.

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Using just classic astrological techniques clearly shows that Mary Kay and Vili have a strong attraction to each other, and the history of the relationship shows that nothing… not the law, not public disapproval, not moral outrage… has kept them apart.

And if you don’t like that, that’s entirely understandable. But if you’re angry at me for my interpretation of the astrology involved? Then go back and read Part One again.

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Astrology, Morality, And Mary Kay Letourneau

posted by Matthew Currie
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Astrology that does not incorporate the human experience is essentially useless. As much as I try to treat it like a clear-cut and objective science, those of us who live out the perils and potential of our birth charts know that life in the real world occasionally gets messy and even ugly. Astrology can rise above and see beyond much of that, but is ultimately bound to our conditions and our actions.

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This is something I addressed in my recent article about the Netflix series Daredevil, and how that series shows us the difference between the roles of Jupiter and Neptune in personal morality.

One of the things I love most about teaching an online astrology course, which I am about to do again starting this upcoming Saturday, is showing people how astrology really works and gets real, practical results. The subtitle to my personal blog is “astrology for life in the real world,” and that’s no accident. Astrologers inevitably end up discussing all sorts of things with their clients, much the way any other sort of counselor would. Sometimes those things get messy. We like our laws and our morality to be clear cut and black-and-white, but life isn’t always like that, is it?

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There is no morality inherent in astrology, any more than there is in any other tool. That’s something we impose with our actions and our judgments. A shovel doesn’t pay any attention to your motivations or intent. You can use a shovel to plan to community garden and feed the hungry people of your neighborhood, or you can use it to bash in your neighbor’s head and bury his body in the backyard. The shovel itself won’t care either way.

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I’m going to be discussing the astrological compatibility of Mary Kay Latourneau and Vili Fualaau, who became unintentionally famous in the late 1990s because of her relationship that began when Mary Kay was Vili’s teacher — shortly after his thirteenth birthday. It is, as you might imagine, pretty remarkable. And it is very much a tale of Jupiter.

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The subject matter itself is pretty disturbing to a lot of people. So before you read any further, feel free to pick any one of the following three moral perspectives on the subject. Just keep in mind that which ever one you choose won’t change the observable facts and it won’t change the astrology.

Either:

A) Mary Kay and her future husband Vili Fualauu met on the job in 1996, neither one of them expecting to find romance there. They were drawn to each other, and began a relationship (despite it being against the regulations). They’ve had their ups and downs over the years, and for cultural reasons they were kept apart, but nonetheless here in 2015 they are still together, still love each other, and have two beautiful daughters together, whether anyone approves or not.

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B) Mary Kay Latourneau abused her position of authority and engaged in a sexual relationship with someone who she met when he was 12. As a result, she was convicted of statutory rape, went to jail, and upon her release violated the terms of her parole and engaged with her victim again. He’s been an adult for a long time now, yet the influence she held over him as a child is still there and they are still together, whether anyone approves or not.

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C) Any combination of the above. whether anyone approves or not.

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Now: if your chosen narrative is that these two were simply star-crossed lovers who overcame a lot of obstacles to be together, you still have to admit there were probably some huge moral lapses on Mary Kay’s part, plus an unquestionable breaking of the law. If you’ve decided that this was a pathological act of a person without a conscience, you’ve still got to admit that they are still together and all involved seem quite happy.

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Either way, the astrology simply works. And like a shovel, it’s a tool that doesn’t particularly care whether you like it or not.

Now: if you can handle it, click here for Part Two. The astrology is fascinating and enlightening.

If not: that’s okay. Drop by some other time.

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Venus In Gemini: Go Forwards With More Words!

posted by Matthew Currie

beliefnet astrology matthew currie geminiLast time, we discussed how Venus in Gemini can talk her way into or out of all sorts of situations and how you can use that to your advantage. Today we;re going to have a look at how you can use those language/romance/finance skills to your advantage… or at the very least figure out the dates when someone else is more likely to be pulling a fast one on you.

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I have listed the exact date for each of the aspects in question, but they’ll be in effect for a day or two on either side of those dates.

April 14/15: Venus opposite Saturn

“All you need is love,” said The Beatles. “Love is all you need!” But do you know why The Beatles said that? Because at that point in their career they were all millionaires and had all the drugs and groupies they could manage, that’s why. You? Not so much. Brace yourself for a little potential loneliness and possibly a little added poverty.

April 19: Venus square Neptune

… And speaking of “drugs,” here’s Neptune. Yes, Neptune is a wonderfully spiritual planet, deeply connected to issues like karma and the Higher Mind and all that New Age-y stuff folks love. It’s also not the wisest planet to leave your romantic or financial decisions to, so be careful.

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April 22: Venus sextile Jupiter

Celebrate good times – come on! It’s a celebration! Venus sextile Jupiter is about as soft and pleasant an aspect as you could possibly imagine, unless you’re trying to get out of a bad relationship or have spending issues or you’re a diabetic who just won a lifetime pass to a doughnut buffet. Unless that’s you, loaf around and enjoy it.

April 24: Venus quincunx Pluto

You have deep and powerful emotional needs. They require satisfaction somehow, even if there’s no clear path to doing so. Most romantic comedies follow the same basic formula: “meet cute,” followed by complications and misunderstandings, with a happy ending. In other words: if this was a Jennifer Aniston movie, we’d be about 25 minutes into it, and your date would be sitting next to you rolling his eyes and quietly wishing you were going to see Age of Ultron instead while texting his buddies for updates about their drinking plans for later, which probably won’t involve you and certainly won’t have anything to do with Jennifer Aniston and her stupid boss who keeps screwing up her dating plans.

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April 26 Venus sextile Uranus

This aspect could really spice things up a bit. Bring a touch of excitement and the exotic into your love life, you’re cooking, or your financial plans. Everyone has a fantasy, and if yours involves “not being bored to death with the state of your love life” now is the time to do something about it.

April 28/29: Venus square Chiron

No one likes you Chiron. Saturn is harsh, but at least it can be addressed with hard work and discipline. But you, Chiron? You’re ugly and your mother dresses you funny. Showing affection to you just opens up the door to vulnerabilities, and I’m sure everyone can dredge up a story or two from their childhood to tell you how much fun that is. And frankly, I’m just not in the mood for any “valuable life lessons about how we hurt the ones we love” today, so buzz off Chiron!

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May 1: Venus semisextile Mars

I already described the significance of this transit HERE, so look it up, because frankly the semisextile isn’t an exciting enough aspect to get THAT much attention from me twice within a week, but this one is still kind of important.

May 7: Venus enters Cancer

Eventually, even Venus gets tired of the witty conversation and socializing and starts feeling like it’s time to get serious about things. Venus in Cancer is sweet and caring, but it’s also a little like Venus came home from the bar at 3 AM with a hickey on her neck while completely forgetting that it was her idea all along and she actually had a good time. “How stupid! Hickeys are for teenagers!” Venus berates herself as she tries to remember who those two different phone numbers written on that motel matchbook belong to. “Am I doomed to be forever alone?”

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No you’re not Venus, no you’re not. But by now you’ve probably figured out the Prince Charming (wherever he may be) sure as heck isn’t at the bar at closing time, haven’t you?

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