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matthew currie astrology stephanie adamsToday’s subject matter is far from pleasant, but please bear with me. Someone out there needs to hear this, and maybe it’s you.

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Stephanie Adams, (born July 24th 1970, time unknown, Orange New Jersey) appeared to have everything going for her. She was a successful astrologer, author, owner of her own publishing company, had a beautiful son, could afford to live the glamorous life in Manhattan, and was Miss November 1992 in Playboy magazine.

Of course, no life is perfect. For example, in May 2006, New York City Police threw her to the ground over an incident involving a taxi driver, causing her to receive neck and back injuries. Ultimately though even this turned out okay for her, as in February 2012 she was awarded 1.2 million dollars in damages, which was $400,000 more than she had actually been looking for. In my experience, incidents involving police violence and people of color don’t usually turn out nearly that well for the victim.

Stephanie had recently been involved in a bitter custody dispute with her ex-husband over their son Vincent. The marriage itself had hardly been a walk in the park, with police being called at least 10 times to their home to intervene. Stephanie filed at least three complaints against her husband Nikolai, claiming child abuse. All of claims were determined to be unfounded, however.

Recent transits had proven to be particularly difficult for Stephanie to handle. Although the current Saturn Uranus trine is a gold mine of opportunity for some, it was not treating her well. Saturn had been square her Uranus off and on since late last year, and the recent entry of Uranus into Taurus placed it in a close square to her Sun at 1° Leo.

Last Thursday, Stephanie checked into the pricey top floor suite at the Gotham Hotel in Manhattan with her son. And at 8:15 the following morning the transiting Moon in Cancer made the exact opposition to transiting Saturn, adding to the burden on her Uranus.

These transits are all indicators of significant stress, but none of them fully explain her actions… and they certainly don’t excuse the fact that she chose that occasion to jump from her balcony to her death, or her choice to throw seven-year-old Vincent to his death immediately beforehand.

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I didn’t actually want to write about this, but I am compelled to do so by the unshakable notion that somewhere out there, someone is reading this right now who is experiencing what seems like unbearable stress. And I fear that this person, whoever he or she is, understands at least some astrology and is looking at he’s or her transits and seeing how stressful things are and his thinking that things will only get worse.

I now address this person, whoever you are. You have forgotten something important about astrology. Bad transits come, but they also go. If you are contemplating taking a tragic course of action with either your life or that of someone else, please remember that. Please. And please remember that the world will be diminished by that loss.

Talk to someone. Please get help. We need you down here more than you realize.

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beliefnet astrology matthew currie gemini signHappy Gemini Season, everyone! Sure, there are plenty of cliches out there about Gemini: the whole split personality thing, the constant need to learn and communicate, and so on. Like any astrological cliche, there’s often a bit of truth to those, but the average Gemini isn’t quite as flighty or scattered as they often get credited with. Then again, how many average Geminis have you known, anyway?

I’ve had plenty of experience with Geminis in my time, and here is a collection of some of my previous articles that can help you understand the Gemini in your life. And if you yourself are a Gemini, maybe it’ll help you understand how others see you… at least some of the time. Let’s be honest here, you guys do have a touch of that “split personality” thing happening. Just a touch though.

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So: thinking of getting involved with a Gemini? Here’s everything you need to know.

Actually, that wasn’t everything. Let’s talk about love, sex, and seduction with The Twins!

Wait, are you even compatible with a Gemini? Better click here to find out!

So you got into a relationship with a Gemini and now things aren’t going smoothly. Here’s The Gemini Troubleshooting Guide to (hopefully) answer your questions!

…And if that didn’t work, you might want to consider a call to Gemini Customer Service.

Finally, there’s good and bad in everyone, Geminis included. Here’s an example of a Gemini Hero and a Gemini Villain. Here’s hoping you chose the right one!

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Mmmmm… nope. Guess again.

There is an answer to that which I’ve been learning for over 20 years, but I am still learning it: astrology is good for a lot of things. Astrology, like life itself, doesn’t just concern itself with the big moments and the major events and who you truly are and what makes others tick and the great victories and the tragic defeats. It does all that of course, but it’s also there in the small moments of quiet delight and little aches.

I try not to reveal too much of myself in my writing, because ultimately I’m not that much of an exhibitionist. But I’ll let you know that as I write this, transiting Uranus in Taurus is beating the crap out of my Venus, and Pluto continues to lurk closely opposite my Moon. So although overall my life has been good of late, I am now facing a crushing hammer-blow of sorrow over some things. Any textbook could tell what those transits mean, but as any decent nurse or physician can tell you, there’s a lot more to the human experience that what’s in the text book — and any decent astrologer can do you more good than just reading off a laundry list of generic interpretations.

(Meanwhile though: transiting Jupiter and Neptune are doing wonders for me. See how the bad news always grabs the headlines?)

Therein lies the real blessing of Astrology: perspective.

So yes: astrology can describe your personality and explain why your love life is in the state it is and why you hate your job and what you can do about it all, and so on. But it’s more than that. It’s a way to really understand the daily rhythms of the Universe. Saturn transits can make your life difficult for a few months, but even quick little lunar transits–the ones that only last for a few hours– can bring you a shot at happiness and comfort for a few hours a few times a month. And the tough lunar transits, once understood, can clarify that things aren’t really THAT bad now — they just feel that way, and this too shall pass.

Astrology can be both so much more than just avoiding the storms and plotting a course to smooth seas.  Although maybe knowing something like “the next few weeks will suck,” doesn’t sound like the most meaningful use of the ancient art of astrology ever, it can certainly be a comfort knowing the storm will pass. I can look at the position of the Moon now and know that as I’m writing this I’m a sloppy emotional mess, but by the time this article hits the Internet, things will probably be a little better. Mars will still be agitating and Saturn will still be constricting, but my mood will be better equipped to handle it.

And when you get right down to it: sometimes life is all about “handling it.” The conditions will change, and eventually they will start to improve even after the most difficult of times. Knowing that can be a tremendous help, and taking full advantage of the little breaks can be vital to retaining your hope and your sanity.

Understanding your strengths and your weaknesses can be vital for making the most out of your life. And understanding that at times, no matter how hard you try things won’t work out… and that there will be other times when the lucky breaks will simply appear… can make a world of difference. It can be the morale builder that keeps you going until things turn your away again.

That, and sometimes it’s good to know that a bad day is just one bad day. The Universe hasn’t kicked you to the curb just yet.

So: stick around, Dear Reader, and keep coming back. We’ll get through this together, and come out better on the other side.

Curious about how my new e-book: “Saturn Trine Uranus: Playing With Power” can help you work with this energy to get maximum benefit? Feel free to write me about it!

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sat ura coverUranus enters Taurus today, and stays there until a retrograde moves it back for a final pass through Aries in September. Astrologically this is pretty big news and you will be hearing plenty about it both here and elsewhere in the astrological community. I want to kick off your Uranus in Taurus in a way that’s maybe a little different from how many others will be approaching it.

Instead of speaking about Uranus in Taurus in broad, global terms — let’s talk about how Uranus in Taurus will be affecting you personally.

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Although (other than the previously mentioned retrograde) Uranus will be in Taurus until 2025,  between now and September is going to be a very significant time. That’s when Uranus trine Saturn will be happening. Despite everything else going on in the Zodiac, this will be the dominant energy throughout most of the year, and frankly I have a hard time thinking of a more useful aspect — if you work with it properly.

Saturn in Capricorn is a powerful force for imposing structure and order on your life. Uranus in Taurus is a different matter entirely: a bold and reckless energy that can be easy to mismanage, but achieves pure brilliance when handled properly. And since Uranus is technically in the Sign of its “fall” in Taurus (being opposite Scorpio, where Uranus is exalted), it could use a helping hand from Saturn — even if the two planets are o0f completely different natures.

I’m assembling an e-book about this, entitled Saturn Trine Uranus: Playing With Power. I’ll be sending this out to all of my clients I do readings for in the next few months, as an adjunct to then regular reading (it will also be available separately).  If you have any important placements in the first five or six degrees of any given Sign, then Saturn trine Uranus will be having a direct effect on you somehow. And frankly? I’m a bit tired of the idea that astrology is something that just happens to you. Understand the conditions, work with them, and get maximum results. That’s what Uranus specializes in: doing your thing with what’s handed you, and not just taking it on the chin.

My e-book will go into detail on a weekly basis as to how you can work with this energy to get maximum effect. Feel free to write me about it!

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