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Five Reasons Men Should Learn Astrology

posted by Matthew Currie

Dear Female Readers: Thank you for dropping by. Your readership is always appreciated, but today I want to talk to the men out there.

(Pause until all the women leave the room.)

Okay guys, listen up: We have a lot of work to do. Give me a few minutes of your time, and I’ll make it worth your while. Beer and nachos will be served afterwards.

You may have noticed by now that, for whatever reason, women are generally more “into” astrology than guys are. For many men, astrology is kind of a “chick thing.” You know, like romantic comedies or “Sex And The City” — things we men find easy, convenient or even preferable to ignore outright.

Dave, get away from the nachos. I said “afterwards.”

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The truth is, though: There really is a Battle of the Sexes going on, and by and large, men are ignoring their opponent’s strategies. No wonder we’re doing so badly at it!

Generally, it’s been my experience that men and women really are more alike than they are different…. it’s just that women use slightly different mating strategies. Women enjoy looking for subtle little hints and patterns in a man’s behavior as to whether or not he’s worth the time. And I think the reason why astrology is generally more popular with women than men is that astrology provides vital clues as to what a person is really like … not just right now, but in the long term. And let’s be honest … women are usually a little more focused on the long term than we are.

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Dave, put the nachos down. I’m not done yet.

So, I recommend you guys learn astrology for the following practical, no-nonsense reasons:

1. It will help you understand what she’s thinking when you tell her you’re a Pisces, or whatever.

2. It will help you understand her better, and what to expect when she says she’s a Gemini, or whatever.

3. It will give you a basis for conversation when you meet a woman. Having an extra one of those is always good. Your mighty tale of car repairs can only go so far.

4. It will show that you care enough about people to make the effort to understand how they really work.

Trust me guys… I know what I’m talking about. I wrote a whole book about astrology, love and seduction… and so far, women are responding well to it, and buying it.

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Finally: The most important reason of all why men should take an interest in astrology:

5. Ever notice how many women hang out in the metaphysics section at book stores?

There you have it. Good hunting, gentlemen.

And Dave … yes, now it’s nachos time.

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Discount Capricorn Humor!

posted by Matthew Currie

matthew currie astrology capricornI am still taking a little time off to recover from a combination cold/flu/Ebola and a boatload of genuinely terrible transits. I am now getting back to setting up readings again and am slowly working my way through a mountain of unanswered e-mails. In the meantime… as proof of life on my part, and as a tribute to the profound effects that Pluto in Capricorn is having on many of us (certainly myself), here’s a Capricorn joke.

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…And for you Capricorns out there, you should appreciate this: since it’s an old joke I re-wrote for you, I got a discount on it!

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An old Capricorn and his wife are at the County Fair. There’s a barn-storming pilot there with an old-school biplane, offering rides for twenty dollars. The Capricorn stands there and spends a long time looking at the plane and is clearly interested. The pilot notices this and approaches him about it.

“I’d love to,” says the Capricorn, “but $20 seems pretty expensive.”

“Tell you what,” the pilot says. “If you and your wife can keep quiet for the entire flight, it’s free. But if I hear one single noise out of you, it’s double the cost.”

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“Deal!” says the Capricorn.

The pilot gets into the plane, and Capricorn and his wife get into the back seat.

The pilot takes off. He does insane barrel rolls and dives and loops and flies through an open barn and generally flies like a maniac, upside down and all over the place, all the while listening for a sound from the back of the plane. But he hears nothing.

Finally the pilot lands and gets out of the plane. The Capricorn approaches him and the pilot says, “Well, I’ve got to hand it to you: I didn’t hear a thing. Congratulations… that ride was free.”

“Thanks,” says the Capricorn. “Of course, I almost said something when my wife fell out…”

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Bad Transits And Dark Forests

posted by Matthew Currie
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If I had my own Wikipedia entry, this would be the picture on it lately.

“Midway upon the journey of our life
I found myself within a forest dark,
For the straightforward pathway had been lost.”

-Dante Alighieri, Inferno

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Apologies in advance, but this blog entry may prove awkward for both of us. Although I draw from my personal experience often when writing this blog, it’s rare for me to talk much about my personal life. My Moon in Cancer values its emotional privacy, and the Sagittarius, Aquarius, and Gemini in my birth chart would rather distract you from my personal issues with my juggling-chainsaws-while-riding-a-unicycle act. It’s good entertainment, and I’d rather risk accidental decapitation than accidentally exposing my personal life.

But — largely for your sake Dear Reader and not my own — I’m going to go out on that limb, just this once.

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I have been undergoing an unusual set of bad transits lately. We as astrologers aren’t really supposed to say “bad” transits… we’re supposed to say they are “challenging.” I generally agree with that, except we are talking about my transits, and frankly they are bad. Horrible terrible very bad no good transits. How bad? I am just finishing my Saturn Square, and Saturn is approaching the conjunction to my natal Sun and the square to my Uranus-Pluto conjunction. Transiting Uranus is approaching the square to my Moon and Ascendant and Mars. Transiting Neptune is close to conjuncting my Saturn. And Pluto? Yeah… transiting Pluto is going to land on my Mars and oppose my Moon.

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(Excuse me for a moment while I crawl under a table and make some wounded-animal sounds.)

This whole dog-pile of badness has manifested itself in two distinct ways. First of all, there is a cold/flu/Ebola of some sort going around here, that I’ve found impossible to shake, that has made it very difficult to work. Spending two hours on the couch followed by two hours in bed every day makes it hard to work, and I can barely concentrate (which is something one needs to do when writing) or speak (which is sort of mandatory for doing readings). Also: I’m not sure if the chills, lack of appetite, and nausea I’m experiencing are due to my illness… or contemplating the huge pile of unanswered e-mails I have to deal with.

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With a regular job, I could just call in sick… or put in a minimal effort when my sick days ran out… and still pay the bills. Remember this when you’re pining for the freedom of being self-employed. Freedom, as it turns out, isn’t “free.”

Secondly… and this is something most of you don’t know… but about six months ago I extracted myself from a very difficult place in my personal life that I had been in for about two years. Yet it’s only now that I am fully experiencing the emotional effects of that two-year stretch of time. You know how a sonic boom works? If an airplane travels fast enough to outrun its own noise, the sound piles up behind it and creates a shockwave of sound much louder than an airplane normally would.

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In a sense, even though I am half a year out of that very bad place, the sonic boom of depression is hitting now.

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So now: why am I going on about this when I claim to be highly allergic to exposing my personal life? Because for all the bad I’ve been through and may be facing now… many of you are experiencing difficult times yourselves. And I want to remind you — and me — that things can and do get better.

Also: whether you’re heavily into astrology or not, in difficult times it’s easy to dwell on the darkness and forget that there’s a light on somewhere. A good example: that pile of lousy transits I’m having now I mentioned earlier? I totally skipped over the fact that transiting Uranus will be trine my Sun for the next two years, and Pluto will be trine my Uranus-Pluto and sextile my Neptune. So despite all the crap, the slowest and most powerful of these transits are more on my side than against me.

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The gist of it is this: if I can survive this and come out the other side of it better, then so can you. Those of you born in the mid 1960s and/or with prominent placements in Virgo or Pisces are facing a lot of the same things. Yes, I know how much things might stink right now. But: I’m here for you if you need me, and we’re going to get through this just fine. Honest.

Oh… and our friend Dante? He may have been lost in that Dark Forest, but (three volumes later) he ended up in Heaven with his One True Love. See? It gets better.

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Astrology Of The 2016 Oscars, Part Two: Night Of A Thousand Scars

posted by Matthew Currie

beliefnet astrology matthew currie 2016 oscars(Part One, in which I discuss the Pluto Opposition of The Academy Awards, is HERE.)

By now you’ve probably heard about the big Oscar boycott this year. I’m not here to venture an opinion on that – although I believe those protesting have a point. On Twitter and elsewhere, #oscarssowhite is just going to get more popular as we approach February 28th, which is when the award ceremony happens.

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Anyone who has been a big fan of the Oscars as I have for as long as I’ve been has their complaints. Some people like to nitpick the outfits on the red carpet before hand. Others like to complain about the length of the ceremony. Me? I can’t believe we live in a universe where Martin Scorsese got passed over for Best Director for Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino, Bringing Out The Dead… and then wins for The Departed?

That ain’t right.

I probably won’t be making any public pronouncements about who wins which award, because frankly my bias is too strong. But a look at the birth chart for the 2016 Academy Awards ceremony itself is pretty revealing as to how the show might go. This sort of thing is what’s called mundane astrology, and as I have shown here before, it can be pretty revealing. And believe me: the birth chart for this year’s Oscars ceremony is jam-packed with excitement, and not the usual award show excitement either.

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It’s interesting to note that politics and philosophy and entertainment and glamour can all be ruled by the same two planets: Jupiter and Neptune. Both planets are particularly charged up for Oscar evening, and maybe that doesn’t come as a surprise. But the aspect those planets are receiving look like they’re indicating a less than perfectly smooth and polite evening.

Jupiter is conjunct the North Node in the local First House at the beginning of the ceremony, and is sextile Mars in Scorpio… so it seems that everyone will be in a loud and outspoken mood, and probably won’t care about the consequences. Even more telling: there is a very close Sun-Neptune conjunction in the 7th House, close to the Descendant. The Seventh in an event chart like this can represent “how we relate to others,” which in this case would be the audience. It’s also worth noting that the Sun-Neptune conjunction will be in the local Sixth House for the first couple of hours or so for the ceremonies, which could lead to an increased risk of technical glitches. And for bonus points: the Midheaven of the Oscar Ceremony is ruled by Mercury, and the Moon is approaching the exact square to that Mercury at the beginning of the ceremony.

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So, yes: as Academy Award shows go, this year’s ceremony appears to be loaded with plenty of possibilities for awkwardness and controversy.

One always has to be cautious about making predictions regarding a person or subject one has a personal emotional investment in. Predictive work is hard enough even if one is objective about the subject. This is one of the reasons you won’t be seeing any comments about politics here. I realize that if I love Candidate X and despise Candidate Y, it’s going to affect the accuracy of my interpretation. I have my opinions, and like everyone else I like to think I’m right. In fact, when it comes to predictions, it’s my job to be right… but I admit I’m human.

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Now, having said that: if George Miller doesn’t win Best Director this year, something is terribly, terribly wrong with The Universe, and I don’t care what the astrology says.

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Questions about your birth chart, or astrology in general? Want to know more about my big discount on readings for new clients? Want a free month of my NEW Subscription Service? Write me for details!

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Five Reasons Men Should Learn Astrology
Dear Female Readers: Thank you for dropping by. Your readership is always appreciated, but today I want to talk to the men out there. (Pause until all the women leave the room.) Okay guys, listen up: We have a lot of work to do. Give me a ...

posted 12:29:30am Feb. 09, 2016 | read full post »

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posted 3:25:31am Feb. 08, 2016 | read full post »

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posted 4:13:31am Jan. 31, 2016 | read full post »

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