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Career Astrology Part One: The Midheaven

posted by Matthew Currie

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As a counseling astrologer, I spent a lot of time working with people discussing (among other things) their career options. Often the issues facing people are not simply a matter of “do I do this job, or that job?” Often, the question at hand is much larger.

One of the most important parts of a birth chart is the Midheaven. Whereas your ascendant or “rising sign” was the point on the eastern horizon that was rising when you were born, the Midheaven is the highest point in the Zodiac when you were born. The ascendant rules things like what you look like it and how you come across to people, but the Midheaven rules things like your career or, in a broader sense, your “life path”: what people see you as, and how they see you among them.

It can be easy to confuse the function of the Midheaven with the function of the 10th house in your birth chart. Both are related to your career and professional life, but there is a distinct difference between the two. If the 10th house is “what am I doing for a living?” the Midheaven is more like – whatever your actual chronological age – “what am I going to be when I grow up?”

The majority of Western Astrologers out there use House Systems where the 10th House starts at the Midheaven, but I don’t. I treat them as two different things, because (among other reasons) you may have noticed that sometimes what you’re doing for a living feels a lot different than what you should be doing. For those of you who aren’t huge fans of astrological technicalities, feel free to skip the next paragraph. Here: enjoy a song about the 10th house… and don’t let your boss catch you goofing off at work listening to it either.

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Different astrologers use different House Systems. Arguing about which House System works best is often an astrologer’s favorite pastime. Imagine a room full of a hundred physicians. If you walk into that room and ask them where your spleen is and what it does, you’d get pretty much the same answer from all of them without any argument. Now try walking into that same room and announcing that you have an inflamed spleen, wave your test results around, and then ask them how you should treat it. Not only will you get a range of answers, if it’s been a difficult day, the Moon is full, and there’s an open bar, there’s a good chance fisticuffs will break out before a consensus does.

Career counseling is a large part of what I do with clients. It’s certainly a much larger percentage of the work than it would’ve been for an astrologer a thousand years ago when, if your grandfather was a farmer and your father was a farmer and you came from a long line of farmers… guess what you were likely to do for a living?

If you really want to understand your strengths not just as An Employee, but as Someone Who’s Here To Make Their Mark In Life, you’ll need to know your time of birth, and (ideally) talk to an astrologer. Go ahead, contact me… we’ll figure your options out.

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Weekly Horoscope, July 28-August 3, 2014 (Plus Space Explosions!)

posted by Matthew Currie

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Sure, you’ll be feeling nice and energetic for a while after Sunday’s New Moon in Leo. With luck and a little planning, you had the time to sit down and tell the Universe at large exactly how you want the next month to turn out for you, and Destiny is shining down on you and everything is awesome!

We now return to your regularly scheduled reality.

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Say which will about the energetic, fun-loving qualities of Leo… it’s never been a sign that’s been accused of over-thinking things a lot. This is the why Virgo comes after Leo: after a month-long party, someone has to sit down to balance the books and sterilize the utensils.

With the Sun, Venus, and Jupiter all in early Leo — with Mercury joining them there on Thursday — it’s time to party! And by “party,” I mean “Prepare to do some irrational ranting and raving,” because Mars in early Scorpio is squaring Leo.

So although you may feel like you’re ready to triumph over all your obstacles, have you really thought this through? Are you REALLY sure you’re as large and in charge of this situation as you think?

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Don’t get too cocky about that, Khan. On top of everything else, there’s still that Saturn-Uranus quincunx messing with your program.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Life would be perfect if you could find the right romantic partner to share with, wouldn’t it? Go ahead, don’t be afraid to make the effort it will take to find that special someone.

Or, what the heck, why not several special someones? You seem to be packing enough mojo for that lately.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
The urge to build a strong foundation with a loved one is one of the most powerful drives that humans have. This week, you yourself may understand the power that comes from others in your life… the kind of power that can build a Taj Mahal.

That urge to adapt others to your dreams also keeps a lot of cops, psychiatrists and divorce lawyers employed though, so don’t apply too much force, all right?

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

You have a particularly powerful compulsion this week to “speak your truth” and use your words and intellect to get others to play along with your ideas of how the world should operate on a daily basis.

Now try changing your approach, or it will probably just all come across as nagging.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

You will probably find yourself busy building a new world and a new life for yourself, one brick at a time. That sort of thing will probably go a lot easier if you were able to write gentle notes to your friends and loved ones, telling them what help they can give you with that.

Don’t wrap those notes around those bricks you’re working with and throw them at people though, okay? No one ever likes that, and it’s not constructive.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

It’s a big fantastic world, and you’re a big fantastic soul, and everything is big and fantastic! You’re ready to go for the gusto and bite a big chunk off of life!

Just don’t bite any of those chunks out of your foundations. Foundations are bad tasting, and that sort of thing can lead to a flooded basement.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22) 

Your whole life you wanted that pony and never got it. You’re a grown-up now with a home and a  job, and there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t get that pony after all. There’s plenty of space for him in the living room, you will feed him and brush him and love him every single day.

Now is not the week to buy that pony.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)
If you could pool the resources of everyone you know, and connect them in just the right way, you could probably take over the world, or at least make it a better place. You aren’t  normally the dictatorial type, so perhaps winning them over by spending a few dollars on them will do the trick.

Here’s a hint, though: if that’s all it took, the world would’ve been a living paradise long ago. A paradise run by party planners. Watch your wallet.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

You’ve got a lot of great opportunities to make your mark work this week. You are sharp and focused and on target, just like the telescopic sight on a sniper’s rifle.

Unfortunately, whacking the boss and/or your coworkers is probably no way to get a better position, so try a little diplomacy instead.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

You know, it’s like, all about the worldview thing dude. ‘Cause, on a higher level, stuff is really coming together, you know? And just as soon as you put the bong down, you’re going to get right to work on that.

Or, like, maybe next week, man. Let’s just loaf for now, okay?

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) 

Okay, so you’ve put in the hard work and earned everyone’s respect. You’ve leveraged your position and you inventoried and monetized your skill set. And just as soon as everyone else realizes this, you’ll be on top of the world.

But really, what are the odds of that happening this week? Yeah, didn’t think so.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

If you want to achieve true Enlightenment, you must detach yourself from results. Most importantly, you must strive to see the Buddha not only within yourself, but in others as well.

Go ahead and keep telling yourself that this week. Those idiots who keep making everything difficult for you? They’re all Buddhas. Lots and lots of annoying, stupid Buddhas.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20) 

There is an old joke with hundreds of variations that starts out with someone getting lost and asking for directions, and the punchline is some variation on “well, you can’t get there from here.”

This week, The “there” you can’t get to from here is “a sense of what you’re doing with your life and why you’re doing it.” No reason why you can’t have fun while being lost though, right?

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Learn Astrology, Save Money, Change Your Life!

posted by Matthew Currie

Have you ever wanted to learn more about how astrology really works, but got bogged down in all those books and words? Would you like to learn astrology under the guidance of someone who actually does it for a living… in a fun and easy format that works with your schedule?

Let me introduce you to “Conquer The Universe With Astrology: A Course For Beginners,” beginning soon!

Starting in early August, I will be teaching an online course through e-mail and Facebook that includes both an entertaining 220 page textbook (written by me… all material you haven’t seen here before!) that will enable you to grasp the fundamentals of astrology and really understand yourself and others. There will also be a private Facebook page, like a classroom you can drop into at any time without missing a thing.

I’ll drop by the classroom on a regular basis, and we’ll work our way through both the textbook and our individual charts. We’d also be learning by looking at the charts of various famous people. Ever wonder why you love this celebrity but can’t stand that one? It’s in the charts somewhere, and that knowledge will apply to all your real-world connections too. And yes, one on one time via e-mail too, as required.

The course will be open ended. In other words: I wouldn’t say “a two-week course” or “a month-long course” or whatever. We start with the Sun and work our way through until everyone had a decent basic idea of how to read a birth chart and what it means. we’ll cover Signs, Planets, Aspects and Houses and how they work.

We’ll go until you’ve learned the basics of astrology — again, entirely on your schedule.

By the end of the course, you would have the equivalent of a “natal chart reading” for yourself… a basic understanding of who you are and the cards you were born holding PLUS the textbook PLUS a lifetime supply of better ability to understand yourself and the people in your life.

…All this, for the same price I’d charge for just a regular reading!

Want to know more? Write me for details!

Oh, and the best part? I won’t sing!

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Kim Jong-un Ruins Capricorn For Everyone

posted by Matthew Currie

No matter how you slice the demographic pie, there’s always that one guy who makes everyone else in his group look bad.

Over the years I have known many kind and caring and decent Capricorns. On a bad day, they have a reputation for being a bit stiff, and maybe a little too likely to take themselves (and life in general) a little more seriously than perhaps they should. But like I said, despite the many sweet and wonderful Capricorns I’ve known over the years… there’s always That One Guy who backs up the worst stereotypes and ruins the Sign Of The Goat for everyone else who shares it.

For Capricorn, that guy is Kim Jong-un, leader of North Korea.

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One of the problems of taking an astrological look at anything to do with North Korea is the lack of certainty about dates. North Korea in general is notoriously un-forthcoming about even minor details of life within its borders. The birthdates and places of its leaders are no exception. However, we can state with a high degree of confidence that Kim Jong-un was born on January 8… although whether that was January 1983 or 1984, we can’t be sure. Thus we know that his Sun is at 17° Capricorn, and for purposes of this blog entry, that’s all we need to know.

Regardless of the rest of the chart, we know that transiting Uranus has slowed down and gone retrograde within a degree of the exact square to his Sun. That, and we can expect the Uranus Pluto Square to have a significant effect on Kim for at least the next two years. In fact, he came into power as it was coming into effect.

The Sun in the birth chart is your Ego, and oh my… what a bruising that has taken lately for Dear Leader. There is an upcoming movie called “The Interview,” a comedy that tells the tale of a celebrity interviewer who is recruited by the CIA to kill Kim Jong-un. It is a comedy, but Dear Leader is not laughing.

On June 25th of this year, as Mars opposite Uranus was squaring Kim’s Sun, the Korean Central News Agency promised stern and merciless retaliation if the film is released… in fact, calling it “an act of war.” And this without even seeing an advance screening!

Kim’s feathers have been ruffled again recently, with the release of a music video from China, featuring scenes of various people dancing, but with Kim’s head pasted on them. Apparently, Dear Leader is a bit touchy when it comes to people poking fun at him. Like, threatening war-type touchy.

North Koreans in general can be forgiven for being a little behind the curve as far as how information in the Internet Age works, so… if any agents of Kim are out there reading this… please convey this to the Glorious One: there’s a thing called the Streisand Effect. It was named after Barbra Streisand when, in 2003, her efforts to have a photo of her residence removed from the Internet resulted in far more attention being drawn to the matter than it would’ve garnered otherwise. Frankly, only the most diehard fans would normally care about Barbara’s mansion… but thanks to her loud protests, not only does everyone know where she lives, she’s actually got “the Streisand effect” named after her.

I bring this up because Kim Jong-un has recently demanded that the aforementioned video originating in China be removed immediately from the Internet (because, that’s how the Internet works, I guess they figure). If he’d just had the sense (and lacked the inflated ego) required to let it go, no one would have noticed.

As it stands though, Kim has made a mockery of himself where no one would have noticed before otherwise. Do you think Obama and Putin threaten to kill people that parody them? Heck no, they’re too busy killing other people for other reasons entirely, thank you very much. That’s how real leadership works, Kim!

Anyway, here’s the video. Enjoy it as freely and subversively as I do!

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The lesson here is, I believe… lighten up already.

Is Kim likely to learn the lesson that complaining about people trying to make you look ridiculous just makes you look more ridiculous? It’s hard to say. But given that Uranus will still be square Kim’s Sun on October 10… the release date for “The Interview”… and that the release date is only two days after a lunar eclipse which is also square Kim’s Sun, I am willing to bet Kim isn’t going to let this go at all.

Oh: just in case you’re worried that poking fun at Kim Jong-Il and/or North Korea is going to trigger some sort of Apocalypse: please keep in mind that although being scared of North Korea is a popular sport among some commentators and filmmakers, overall, North Korea doesn’t have the technology to deliver a pizza to North America, let alone a bomb.

Finally, while were at it, let’s make fun of Kim’s dad, who was just as monstrous a person as well, and just as fat while ruling over starving millions of North Koreans. Dance, tyrant, dance!

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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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Career Astrology Part One: The Midheaven
(Looking for a fun and easy way to learn what Astrology can REALLY do for you? CLICK HERE for details. Classes starting soon!) As a counseling astrologer, I spent a lot of time working with people discussing (among other things) their career options. Often the issues facing people are not simply a

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