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matthew currie astrology compatibility moon(This blog entry is part of a series about how the planets in your birth chart affect other people, for better or worse. Click here for the introduction.)

THE PLANET: The Moon, which is more important to life on Earth than most people realize, and a lot less showy than the Sun (which usually gets all the credit).

WHAT IT DOES FOR YOU: The Moon is your repository for basic emotional responses, gut-level reactions, and how you tend to feel about life in general.

WHAT IT MEANS FOR LOVE AND ROMANCE: It’s possible to sometimes feel insecure about the state of your relationship. but too much of that for too long can spell doom for even a relationship that is otherwise pretty good.

WHAT IT DOES TO OTHERS (GOOD):  The Moon can bring qualities of nurturance and comfort to anything in the birth chart it makes a positive aspect to.

WHAT IT DOES TO OTHER PLANETS (BAD): If someone’s Moon rubs you the wrong way, you are likely to experience them as being childish or whiny or an emotional burden.

HOW DO I WORK WITH SOMEONE ELSE’S MOON? Be kind. Be of comfort. most of all, pay some attention to the little emotional cues that are being given you all the time that you might not be noticing. The Moon rarely shouts but it’s usually communicating something. 

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matthew currie astrology jupiter in sagittarius loveJupiter enters Sagittarius in less than a week, and that promises to be good news (in general) for all things Jupiter-related. Jupiter is the natural ruler of marriage and committed relationships, so today for your edification and delight, I present A True Tale of Jupiter In Sagittarius Committed Love.

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Carl von Cosel (born February 8th 1877, time unknown, Dresden Germany) may technically have been an Aquarius, but with his Moon, Mars, and Jupiter all in Sagittarius, that was the Sign that best exemplified his life. Though born in Germany, he traveled the world and eventually found himself in Australia, where for a time he found himself held in “safekeeping” in a concentration camp (what with him being German and World War One going on and all). He didn’t let this hold him back, and he developed an interest in science and technology, eventually ending up as a radiology technician in Key West, Florida.

It was there on April 22nd, 1930, as the transiting Sun and North Node were closely conjunct his Neptune, that the (literal) woman of his dreams walked into his life.

As a child Carl claimed that he was visited by a dead ancestor who showed him the face of his One True Love: an exotic dark-haired beauty that he would one day find and fall in love with. And on that fateful Tuesday in April, Carl met the woman he had seen in that childhood vision: Maria Elena Milagro de Hoyos, a young beauty of Cuban descent. Of course, Carl fell in love with her at first sight, and of course (given his line of work) she was dying of tuberculosis.

Carl struggled mightily to keep Maria alive, borrowing X-ray and other equipment from work and taking it to her home to treat her in a desperate attempt to keep her alive. Unfortunately she died in October the following year. Carl paid for her funeral, and commissioned the construction of an above-ground mausoleum fit for a princess, which he visited every night.

Most tragic love stories would end at this point. But since we’re talking about the boundless enthusiasm and optimism of Jupiter in Sagittarius, there’s more.

Carl claimed that Maria visited him in spirit form on many nights while he sat by the grave, and that eventually Maria began asking him to take her home with him.

So what else was a man in love supposed to do? Carl took Maria home with him. Given the unusual nature of their relationship, this required a bit of work on his part. Specifically, Carl had to replace her eyeballs with glass replicas, hold her bones together with wire and coat hangers, stuff her abdomen with rags, and replace her decomposing flesh with silk cloth that had been soaked in wax and plaster of Paris.

It’s amazing what a man will do for the woman he loves, isn’t it?

The couple “lived” a happy and uneventful “life” together until October 1940, when Maria’s sister confronted him at his home after hearing rumors that he was sleeping with Maria’s body. Perhaps if Carl and Maria weren’t in the habit of dancing the night away in front of his open window, no one would have caught on.

Carl was found competent to stand trial, and was charged with destroying a grave and removing a body without authorization. However the charges were dropped, because love may be forever, but there’s a statute of limitations on grave-robbing in Florida.

Carl von Closel died in 1952. He never married after Maria died. History does not record whether or not that’s because he was still in love with her, or simply because he was never able to get past that first date question, “tell me a little more about yourself.”

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So you see, even though Sagittarius has a reputation for being a little commitment-phobic, Jupiter in Sagittarius can still be wonderful for making a relationship last…. perhaps even making it last longer than it should.

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Finally... clear-cut directions from an astrologer!

Finally… clear-cut directions from an astrologer!

(CLICK HERE for the month’s major aspects!)

Here’s the most important astrological forecast of the month. Really? Yes! Why? Knowing when the Moon Void of Course is happening is probably the handiest of all the common astrological techniques. Learn it, make it work for you, and save yourself tons of unnecessary aggravation!

Seriously: you want to see what REAL astrology can REALLY do? Start by learning about the Void of Course Moon and then avoid starting new projects or initiatives during that time and you’ll be amazed by the results. Imagine it: a guide to how to be more successful AND a permission slip from The Universe to goof off sometimes!

(CLICK HERE for more on what The Void of Course Moon actually is, and what you can do about it — or rather, what you should avoid doing during that time. Looking for tips on handling those times when they happen? Click HERE.)

Particularly long and/or annoying Voids are marked with **

Note: Times are for Eastern Time, or as New Yorkers call it, “hurry up, already!”

Nov 2, 2018 12:31 AM    Moon sextile Venus V/C
Nov 2, 2018 1:47 AM    Moon enters Virgo
*** Daylight Saving Time ends ***
Nov 4, 2018 2:26 AM    Moon sextile Jupiter V/C
Nov 4, 2018 4:01 AM    Moon enters Libra
Nov 6, 2018 3:19 AM    Moon conjunct Venus V/C
Nov 6, 2018 8:02 AM    Moon enters Scorpio
Nov 8, 2018 5:42 AM    Moon square Mars V/C**
Nov 8, 2018 1:59 PM    Moon enters Sagittarius
Nov 10, 2018 10:35 PM    Moon trine Uranus V/C
Nov 10, 2018 10:54 PM    Moon enters Capricorn
Nov 13, 2018 10:13 AM    Moon square Uranus V/C
Nov 13, 2018 10:45 AM    Moon enters Aquarius
Nov 15, 2018 10:58 PM    Moon sextile Uranus V/C
Nov 15, 2018 11:41 PM    Moon enters Pisces
Nov 18, 2018 3:04 AM    Sun trine Moon V/C
Nov 18, 2018 10:56 AM    Moon enters Aries
Nov 20, 2018 5:46 PM    Moon conjunct Uranus V/C
Nov 20, 2018 6:43 PM    Moon enters Taurus
Nov 22, 2018 4:59 AM    Moon trine Pluto V/C**
Nov 22, 2018 11:10 PM    Moon enters Gemini
Nov 25, 2018 12:31 AM    Moon sextile Uranus V/C
Nov 25, 2018 1:38 AM    Moon enters Cancer
Nov 27, 2018 2:22 AM    Moon square Uranus V/C
Nov 27, 2018 3:35 AM    Moon enters Leo
Nov 29, 2018 4:46 AM    Moon trine Uranus V/C
Nov 29, 2018 6:08 AM    Moon enters Virgo

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beliefnet astrology matthew currie incompatible signsA typical horoscope lays out what you can expect for yourself in the next week or month based on your Sun Sign. That sort of thing is great, sure… especially if you happen to be the only person on your planet. Astrology, like life in general, is a lot more complicated than “there are twelve types of people, and here’s what’s going to happen to them today.”

This “horoscope” is a listing of the major planetary aspects, ingresses, and events for November 2018. Each aspect is described below, with the date the aspect is exact and a “+/-” which indicates the number of days that aspect will be most in effect. Generally, the closer to the exact date, the more pronounced the effect of the transit. And of course, as with everything else in life: your mileage may vary.

But first, a word about aspects in general. Conjunctions, squares and oppositions can all be difficult. They generate the sort of energy that can get all up in your face and is hard to ignore, but it’s hard to get much done in life without the raw energy they supply. Trines and sextiles are helpful and constructive, but it’s easy to miss out on the opportunities they provide unless you make an effort. And a quincunx? Well, that’s just plain odd.

Nov 3, 2018    Daylight Saving Time ends.
Some of you get to sleep in for an extra hour, but you’ll have to pay it back six months from now. Sorry about that.

Nov 6. 2018     North Node enters Cancer
Let’s all feel a bunch of stuff!

Nov  6, 2018     Sun trine Neptune
(+/- 3 days) Your place in life gets a little hazy, but not necessarily in a bad way.

Nov 6, 2018     Uranus (retrograde) enters Aries
Time for one last round of aggressive weirdness!

Nov 7, 2018     New Moon in Scorpio

Nov 8, 2018    Jupiter enters Sagittarius
Feel lucky? Sure you do! We all do! That doesn’t mean we’re ALL going to win the lottery, though.

Nov  8, 2018     Jupiter quincunx Uranus
(+/- 4 days) Go large, or go home? Whatever your impulse is, double-check the math that you used to come to your conclusion.

Nov  9, 2018    Venus trine Mars
(+/- 4 days) A good time for meeting, greeting, and socializing. Also: sex drives get turned up a notch.

Nov 11, 2018    Sun sextile Pluto
(+/-3 days) Now is the time to repair any damage to your Ego, and to be supportive of others.

Nov 15, 2018    Mars enters Pisces
An excellent time to blow up at someone over your own insecurities.

Nov 15, 2018     Mars sextile Uranus
(+/-6 days) Big, creative bursts of energy are available now to help you achieve your goal.

Nov 16    Venus goes direct in Libra
Dang. Now you’ll have to find something else to blame your screwy love life on.

Nov 16, 2018    Mercury goes retrograde
Whew! Here for a second you thought you’d be stuck taking responsibility. Thanks, Mercury!

Nov 19, 2018     Mars square Jupiter
(+/- 6 days) …your temper and your drives are going to be powerful — perhaps too powerful for your comfort or for that of others.

Nov 24, 2018      Neptune turns direct
Now you can stumble out of the bar head-first instead of being dragged out by the bouncer!

Nov 26, 2018     Sun conjunct Jupiter
(+/- 3 days) High spirits and good times — find a party to go to!

Nov 26, 2018    Mercury square Mars
(+/- 3 days) Do you really have brilliant insights to share with the world, or are you just in a mood to shout at someone? Try to know the difference.

Nov 27, 2018    Sun conjunct Mercury
(+/- 3 days) You may be having powerful thoughts and ideas, but they may prove difficult to express properly.

Nov 27, 2018    Mars sextile Saturn
(+/- 10 days) An outstanding time for plowing though your backlog of work, overcome some obstacles, or just clearing things off your desk so you can slack off closer to the holidays.

Nov 27, 2018     Mercury conjunct Jupiter
(+/- 3 days) Big plans, big ideas, and a sensed of order to your Universe can all happen now.

Nov 30, 2018     Venus opposite Uranus
(+/- 4 days) Strange new affections develop. “To each his own, the woman, said, as she kissed her cow…”

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