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Your Moon Astrology Forecast For April 2015

posted by Matthew Currie
Finally... clear-cut directions from an astrologer!

Finally… clear-cut directions from an astrologer!

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I’m going to come out and say it people: April is an overrated month. I think it scores easy points because of what came before it and because people know what’s coming afterwards. As months ago, I don’t think April tries very hard. That seems somewhat appropriate: given that during April the Sun is either in Aries (which doesn’t give a hoot what you think) or Taurus (which doesn’t give a hoot what you think either, but in a slower and more stubborn way). However, this year I’m willing to grant April a little slack. There’s some not-so-bad-stuff happening this month.

Sure there’s a Lunar Eclipse happening on the Fourth that involves Uranus and Pluto, and that has some people a bit freaked out. Just stay calm and remember that astrologically, eclipses never happen in a vacuum: they just bring surprises later based on your other transits. That day though? It’s basically just a Full Moon on steroids. Having said that: people whose charts show an emphasis on the Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) should perhaps only be approached while wearing protective gear that day. Other than that, don’t panic.

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Jupiter comes off its retrograde in Leo this month, and is trine to Uranus. This makes the second half of April a particularly good time to make some breakthroughs happen for yourself, especially in cases where a little good luck or some brilliant ideas are called for. And around the 25th and 26th Venus in Gemini rides the midpoint between the two of them, adding some particular zip to the blend. And the Saturn-Neptune square is becoming less exact, so that’s got to be good news, right?

Just watch for when the Moon is Void of Course whenever you’re starting out your new projects, and there’s some really decent energy here for you to work with.

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All times below are Eastern Time… or as we say in New York, “I ain’t got time for this!”

Particularly lengthy and awful Voids are marked with **

Apr  2, 2015     5:01 AM               Moon trine Venus V/C**
Apr  3, 2015     3:07 AM                Moon enters Libra
Apr  4, 2015    11:58 AM               Moon opposite Uranus V/C**

(Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse today — wear your helmet)

Apr  5, 2015     3:04 PM                Moon enters Scorpio
Apr  7, 2015     4:42 PM               Moon opposite Venus V/C
Apr  8, 2015     1:08 AM                Moon enters Sagittarius

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(Jupiter goes direct. Let the good times roll!)

Apr  9, 2015     1:42 PM               Sun trine Moon V/C**
Apr 10, 2015     8:47 AM                Moon enters Capricorn

April 11th: Venus enters Gemini. Song cue!

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Apr 12, 2015     4:15 AM               Moon square Mercury V/C
Apr 12, 2015     1:44 PM                Moon enters Aquarius
Apr 14, 2015     3:45 PM               Moon sextile Mercury V/C
Apr 14, 2015     4:12 PM                Moon enters Pisces

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(Mercury enters Taurus. Less fast-talk, more deliberation)

Apr 15, 2015     5:37 PM               Moon sextile Pluto V/C**
Apr 16, 2015     5:00 PM                Moon enters Aries
Apr 18, 2015     2:57 PM               Sun conjunct Moon V/C
Apr 18, 2015     5:31 PM                Moon enters Taurus
Apr 19, 2015     7:07 PM               Moon trine Pluto V/C**
Apr 20, 2015     7:28 PM                Moon enters Gemini
Apr 22, 2015     1:38 AM               Moon sextile Uranus V/C**
Apr 23, 2015    12:25 AM                Moon enters Cancer
Apr 24, 2015     1:04 PM               Moon sextile Mercury V/C
Apr 25, 2015     9:13 AM                Moon enters Leo
Apr 27, 2015    10:12 AM               Moon square Mercury V/C
Apr 27, 2015     9:07 PM                Moon enters Virgo
Apr 30, 2015     8:23 AM               Moon trine Mercury V/C
Apr 30, 2015    10:03 AM                Moon enters Libra

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Eight Reasons You Should Learn Astrology

posted by Matthew Currie
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You know you want some.

I’m going to be teaching another online astrology course soon. I’ve taught astrology many times before, and yet it’s only very recently that someone asked me a very important question… why should I learn astrology?

Obviously if you’re here reading this, you must have at least some passing interest in the subject, and shouldn’t that be enough? Besides, it’s not like everyone who takes a needlepoint class asks “why should I learn needlepoint?”

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Sometimes though, the best questions are the ones that are only obvious once someone has thought to ask them. So I’ve compiled a list of reasons why you… yes, you… should learn astrology.

1) Who are you, really?

Sure, you know what the ID in your wallet says. You know what the people who know you say. But what are the things that make you uniquely you? Knowledge is power, and getting anywhere in life has to begin with knowing yourself: your composition, your resources, and what works best for you. Even if all you ever learn about astrology is your own birth chart, this will give you a gigantic advantage over most people and will make it a lot easier to find the things that make your life truly better and more fulfilling.

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2) Who are these other people?

If figuring ourselves out is so difficult, it’s no wonder other people are so baffling sometimes. Just as understanding your own birth chart will help you understand yourself better, the same is true of others. What’s more, understanding astrological compatibility can put your relationship with others into a context that will help things make much more sense for everyone involved.

3) Why can’t we all just get along?

Nobody’s perfect, and no one’s birth chart is perfect. But understanding your birth chart and someone else’s chart can help explain how your relationship works. Even more importantly, you can help explain how it doesn’t work and what you could do about that.

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4) What can I do about the state of my love life?

Who you love and how you love isn’t the product of random circumstance. Understanding your birth chart will not only help you figure out what it is you’re really looking for, but how you can maximize your own personal appeal and improve your odds of getting that.

5) Is there a better job for me?

Want to see how astrology can be of real practical use to you? Check out my blog entries on astrology and career counseling here and here. That’s just one example of the real, practical use of astrology.

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6) When is the best time to…?

Start looking for a new job? Start a project? Take a vacation? Have a baby? Start a relationship? End a relationship? Get your hair done? You name it, and astrology can help you make important decisions more effectively.

7) Nothing has killed it yet.

In the last 2000 years or so, a lot of ideas have come and gone. We no longer expect to learn someone’s character from reading the bumps on the head. We don’t expect our crops to grow better if we throw a virgin into the local volcano. We don’t believe that women have fewer ribs than men, or that fly larvae spontaneously up here from rotten food. Yet somehow, astrology endures. Why? Because it works, that’s why.

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Which leads me to watch me possibly be the biggest reason of all to learn astrology…

8) Because The Universe is paying attention to you, so maybe you should pay attention to it.

Yeah. I know. How can the planet Mars, millions of miles away with NASA probes running around on it, possibly influence my temper? How can Neptune, out in the cheap seats of the Solar System, possibly describe the ways I experience spirituality?

Honestly: the “why” of astrology completely beats me. But I know it works. Millions of others do too. Wouldn’t you like to get in on some of that action?

Write me for details on my upcoming astrology course (click on the email link below) or join the Oh My Stars Facebook Group and I’ll give you more information.

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It’s a big Universe out there. And it’s waiting for you.

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Fix Your Lousy Career Part 2: The Tenth House

posted by Matthew Currie

Last time I discussed career guidance astrology, I talked about the role of the Midheaven. It is probably the single most important point in your birth chart when it comes to determining what you should be doing for a living – or maybe more accurately it determines “what you should be when you grow up.” This time, I’d like to talk more about the role of what planet rules your Tenth House, and tells us more about the nature of your ideal career path.

Some of you who know astrology may be puzzled that I’m making a distinction between the Midheaven and the 10th house. If so, I’ll explain… and if not, skip the next paragraph.

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There are different methods by which to divide your birth chart up into Houses. Most of the birth charts that you see online use the Placidus House System. Overall, it’s probably the most popular House System used in Western Astrology, and I think it has its uses. But over the years I’ve come around to using Whole Sign Houses, like most of the ancient astrologers appear to have used. I find it works better when it comes to describing actual observable details, as opposed to Placidus which I find is more psychological. Placidus uses the Midheaven as the beginning of the 10th house. Whole Sign uses the 10th sign from your Ascendant as the 10th house, and treats the Midheaven as a floating point. This means that your Midheaven can appear in your 9th, 10th, or 11th House. Confusing? Maybe at first. But give it a try. I find it works.

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Figuring out where your Midheaven is takes a lot of calculations, but figuring out what Sign is your 10th house is relatively easy if you know what your Rising Sign is. Just take your Rising Sign and count back three Signs. In other words: if you’re Rising is Virgo, your 10th house is Gemini. If you have Aries rising, your 10th house Sign is Capricorn. If you’ve got Sagittarius rising, your 10th house is Virgo, and so on.

So: find the planet that rules your 10th House, find out what House of your birth chart that planet is in, and voila! Another piece of the career puzzle falls into place!

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Ruler of the 10th in the 1st House means you tend to bring all of your personality to the job site with you. You probably get told “you should be in sales” or “you should be on TV” a lot and that sort of thing. You’d likely do well self-employed… or may find your personality gets in the way at a regular job.

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Ruler of the 10th in the 2nd House: Sure, the main purpose of going to work is the paycheck. In your case, that is a particular motivator. You can put up with more workplace crap than the average person, provided there’s hazard pay involved.

Ruler of the 10th in the 3rd: One way or another, using your brain and/or communications will likely be a part of your work, or will be essential to your enjoyment of work. Traveling for a living might also have a particular appeal.

Ruler of the 10th in the 4th: Working out of the home (or in other people’s homes) would be a natural for you, as would dealing with natural resources or parenting/nurturing issues. You might also work in a family business, or do something your parents or grandparents did.

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Ruler of the 10th in the 5th: You’ll function best in a work environment where creativity, flexibility, and self-determination are important elements. If you aren’t having fun at your work somehow, you’re likely to leave it soon… or get canned for having too much fun with it.

Ruler of the 10th in the 6th: You’re doing your best work if you feel you are of service, and that the world is somehow a better place for your labors. Your success may stand or fall based on your organizational skills and your ability to know where things are filed.

Ruler of the 10th in the 7th: You’ll thrive in a job where you are working with the public, one person at a time, or working with a close partner or two. You’ll also often benefit from being a member of a professional organization. Don’t be surprised if you meet your mate through work, or get involved in an office romance.

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Ruler of the 10th in the 8th: One way or another, your best job fit is one where you dig deeply into things and make transformational changes, for yourself or others. You also have good investigational and research skills.

Ruler of the 10th in the 9th: Your “higher mind” or philosophical worldview is your key to career success, whether that’s as an “academic” or a teacher or doing something that suits your ideas about how the world should be. Your job should involve constant learning and expansion.

Ruler of the 10th in the 10th: Whatever you put your mind to doing, work-wise, you do it well. You’re good at the competitiveness that naturally arises in the workplace. You like to stand out, and likely do so without too much effort.

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Ruler of the 10th in the 11th: You get your best results when you are a member of a professional organization, are a member of a team, or there is a social element to your work. You’re flexible and creative with your job, which can be good… or bad if the work is rigid and uncreative.

Ruler of the 10th in the 12th: Even if you are the star player at work, you probably aren’t front-and-center with what you do (or when it comes to demanding credit). Medicine/health care, investigating, and interfacing with large organizations and/or the government are favorable for you.

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Next time I delve into the Astrology of Career, we’ll have a look at the easily-neglected Sixth House — work habits, where you file your stuff and leave your stapler, and what kind of a mess you like to leave your desk in.

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Taurus And Libra: Ruled By Venus

posted by Matthew Currie

You’re probably aware of the idea that each Sign is ruled by one of the planets, and that the planet which rules a Sign tells us something about that Sign’s nature. Leo is ruled by The Sun, and Leos tend to be shiny and warm and outgoing, Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo, and as a result both those Signs are usually fairly quick-witted and sharp, and so on.

Taurus and Libra are both ruled by Venus. As a result, they can both be fairly romantic Signs, and fun to be in a relationship with. But Taurus and Libra can have very different approaches to romantic pursuits.  Taurus has a tendency to sit back ad let its charm bring mates their way, and Libra is a little more… shall we say “proactive” in these matters.

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Anyway, here’s a visual guide to the differences between the two. Feel free to click on it to enlarge it in all its glorious detail.

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Next time: back to the more serious business of using astrology to figure out why your job stinks.

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