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matthew currie astrology compatibility mercury(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: Mercury, traditionally referred to as “the Messenger of the Gods,” and noted for his speed. That’s a good thing, because when you’re the closest planet to the Sun it’s best to keep moving.

WHAT IT DOES FOR YOU: Mercury is the general ruler of thought processes, words, and communications.

WHAT IT MEANS FOR LOVE AND ROMANCE: It would be a bit of an an oversimplification to say that Mercury is an indicator of how you think, but that’s certainly a large part of it. Thought processes are often a matter for the Moon, but Mercury is how you express those thoughts.

WHAT IT DOES TO OTHERS (GOOD): It has become a cliche that the key to making a relationship work is communication, but it became a cliche because it’s absolutely true. Positive aspects to someone else’s Mercury from your chart is often literally a matter of “I like your thinking.”

WHAT IT DOES TO OTHER PLANETS (BAD): Difficult aspects to someone else’s Mercury, or from that other person’s charts to your Mercury, often leads to misunderstanding, and can make a relationship vulnerable to irrational melt-downs.

HOW DO I WORK WITH SOMEONE ELSE’S MERCURY? Mercury rules talking, so why not talk things out instead of throwing the dishes at each other or simply assuming that more great sex will eliminate the need for the two of you to work out a budget together, or whatever?

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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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