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A Practical Guide To Handling The Mars-Pluto Conjunction

posted by Matthew Currie

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It sounds a little like this.

Mars conjunct Pluto reaches the exact degree on Monday. It remains in effect for the next couple of weeks, and also interacts via square with Uranus. Think back to the issues you were facing during the Cardinal Grand Cross, and you might find a return visit some of those conditions.

Here is how to NOT handle the edgy and uncomfortable energy this aspect will bring:

-Don’t sell out your friends and ideals and endanger your family to make yourself famous.

-Don’t take out your worst impulses on others.

Wondering how best to handle these times? Try this:

-Please a large bucket of water in the bathtub.

-Fill the bucket with cold water.

-Take several deep breaths, then plug your nose.

-Plunge you’re head into the bucket.

-Scream as loud as you can.

-Repeat as required.

See? Even the most difficult of astrological transits can be handled with relative ease if you know how to work with the energies involved. And now if you will all excuse me, I’m going to be in the bathroom for the next several days.

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Uranus, Pluto, And Robert O’Neill: Killing Bin Laden And Making A Buck

posted by Matthew Currie

“I do not advertise the nature of my work, nor seek recognition for my actions.”
-The Navy SEAL code

One thing we astrologers often neglect to mention to the people we do readings for who are having bad transits: don’t let your bad transits take other people down with you. Case in point: Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill, who has recently made a splash by coming out and saying that he is the guy who killed Osama bin Laden.

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Baby Seal: Less dangerous than a Navy SEAL, but also less likely to violate National Security

We don’t have an exact birth date for him, but from the few autobiographical details he has released about himself we know he was born on April 10th, 1976. Even with that limited information, we can see what kinds of transits he is having. Both his Sun in Aries and his Pluto in Libra are being closely affected by the Uranus-Pluto square, which is once more approaching the exact degree in December… when it will be very closely aspecting those points in O’Neill’s chart. We can’t be sure without a time and place of birth, but odds are reasonable that Saturn is now square his Moon in Leo… so maybe a little free publicity is serving as a balm for his feelings.

The Sun in the birth chart is the Ego. Sometimes difficult transits to that placement can bruise or injure the ego, and sometimes those transits can drive your Ego to do really dumb things. And when natal Pluto is getting difficult aspects as well, there’s a good chance those transits will have life-altering results for you or for those connected to you. Someone with the Sun-Pluto square in their chart (full disclosure: I have this too) can be bold and innovative… or a deliberate rule-breaker who isn’t mindful of the consequences of their actions.

What is O’Neill’s motivation for now going public with this? He says “The families [of 9/11 victims] told me it helped bring them some closure.” Which is nice, I suppose, except you’d think that killing bin Laden would do that for them at least as much as the shooter confirming his role in the matter would. I suspect a different motive. Since O’Neill is now working as a “motivational speaker” … you know, one of those guys who yells at groups for a living so that they will sell more widgets… it’s bound to be good for business. And hey, what’s the harm in that? Surely someone who took down a terrorist mastermind like Osama bin Laden should be able to make a few bucks off of it right? What’s the harm in landing a book or a movie deal, when Hollywood has already made a lot of cash off of the exploits of SEAL Team Six?

There are perfectly good reasons why O’Neill should have kept his mouth shut about this, if he’s telling the truth (and there is some doubt about that): If he’s telling the truth, he is certainly breaking tradition (if not the actual law) by reviewing his identity. He’s also making it an order of magnitude easier for any motivated parties to locate his fellow team members. This, and of course all the usual concerns about national security and publicly discussing classified operations and such.

Oh, and by the way: he’s recently separated from his wife and three kids. They get to spend the rest of their life of targets painted on their backs. Even if he’s lying about the role he played in the death of Osama bin Laden, they get to live with that.

So yeah: don’t let your bed transits take others down with you, okay?

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Mars Conjunct Pluto: Hey Baby, Nice Aspect

posted by Matthew Currie

Mars in Capricorn is approaching the conjunction with Pluto and the square with Uranus, and that aspect will be in effect for most of November, reaching the exact degree on the 10th. Mars represents a lot of the impulses that society has a problem with, like sex and violence. Mars interacting with Pluto and Uranus in the manner that it will is going to make a lot of those impulses a lot stronger for many of us, but it certainly won’t make them any easier to deal with.

Consider this viral video that has been making the rounds of late.

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In this video, actress Shoshanna Roberts walks the streets of Manhattan for ten hours, during which time she is subject to something around 100 incidents of harassment for men. This should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone who is a long-standing observer of humans, particularly those in Manhattan. I think this video is a noble effort on Ms. Roberts’ part, and I certainly hope it opens up a dialogue for many of us. However I think it’s important to realize that “opening a dialogue” where we solve the problem quickly or easily. If you’re being attacked by a gorilla, it’s a noble sentiment to want to teach the gorilla sign language in order to explain how violating your boundaries doesn’t help anyone… but you’re likely to get your arms ripped off before lesson one commences.

Here’s what I would suggest: a special edition of this video for men. It would be exactly the same as the current version except every case of harassment would be attended by these words, in big blinking red letters:

*** THAT CRAP NEVER WORKS ***

… And accompanied by this sound effect:

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You see, when it comes to controlling one’s  impulses, it’s good to attempt to get a grip on them… but it’s even more immediately useful to cut that crap out and then get a grip on them.

So: over the course of the next three weeks or so, while Mars is conjunct Pluto and square Uranus, just keep this in mind as you are feeling that ever-building urge to shout at someone or start a fight or whatever:

*** THAT CRAP NEVER WORKS ***

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Then once you’ve established that, go ahead and use the rest of your brain to find a solution to those urges that are bothering you so much. Start a dialogue. Discuss things calmly. But mostly: resist the urge to freak out. You may have the impulse to do so, but just remember…

*** THAT CRAP NEVER WORKS ***

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Your Moon Astrology Forecast For November 2014

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

Finally… clear-cut directions from an astrologer!

November isn’t usually the most exciting month of the year. It doesn’t have a Halloween or Christmas going for it. The weather is usually bad, but not as bad as it will be.

Astrologically, this November is a bit like that. Jupiter and Saturn are square each other, but it isn’t exact. Uranus and Pluto are approaching the exact square, but that doesn’t happen until December. Mars is doing solid work in Capricorn all month long, Venus enter Sagittarius on the 17th, and overall there’s no reason to panic.

Still: even if there is in a panic going on, life always provides us with an opportunity to screw up. That’s why we need to pay attention to the Void of Course Moon. If you’re unfamiliar with what that phenomenon means, click here. If you want to know how best to handle those times, click here. In general though, just trying to avoid starting or completing any important projects or making important agreements when the moon is void and you should be all right.

More than anything though, paying attention to the Void of Course Moon can be like a permission slip from the Universe to goof off. And hey, could we all use a bit of that sometimes?

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Below is a listing for Void Of Course (VOC) Moon times and dates for the month of November  (if you’re unfamiliar with how useful the VOC Moon concept is, click here for more information). The particularly long and awful Voids are marked with **

All times are Eastern. You do the math.

Nov  1, 2014     2:22 AM               Moon square Saturn V/C
Nov  1, 2014    12:37 PM                Moon enters Pisces

*** Daylight Saving Time ends. Sleep in an extra hour! ***

Nov  3, 2014     4:05 AM               Moon trine Saturn V/C **
Nov  3, 2014     1:53 PM                Moon enters Aries
Nov  5, 2014     8:25 AM               Moon opposite Mercury V/C
Nov  5, 2014     4:33 PM                Moon enters Taurus
Nov  7, 2014    11:17 AM               Moon opposite Saturn V/C
Nov  7, 2014     8:45 PM                Moon enters Gemini

Nov  9, 2014    11:22 AM               Moon sextile Jupiter V/C **

(The 9th is pretty much a write-off. Go home!)

Nov 10, 2014     3:38 AM                Moon enters Cancer
Nov 12, 2014     4:16 AM               Moon trine Saturn V/C
Nov 12, 2014     1:44 PM                Moon enters Leo
Nov 14, 2014     9:53 PM               Moon square Venus V/C
Nov 15, 2014     2:08 AM                Moon enters Virgo
Nov 17, 2014     6:11 AM               Moon sextile Saturn V/C
Nov 17, 2014     2:30 PM                Moon enters Libra
Nov 19, 2014     9:25 AM               Moon sextile Jupiter V/C
Nov 20, 2014    12:31 AM                Moon enters Scorpio
Nov 22, 2014    12:53 AM               Moon conjunct Saturn V/C
Nov 22, 2014     7:19 AM                Moon enters Sagittarius
Nov 23, 2014    10:16 PM               Moon trine Jupiter V/C
Nov 24, 2014    11:31 AM                Moon enters Capricorn
Nov 26, 2014    10:30 AM               Moon sextile Mercury V/C
Nov 26, 2014     2:23 PM                Moon enters Aquarius
Nov 28, 2014    12:14 PM               Moon square Saturn V/C
Nov 28, 2014     5:03 PM                Moon enters Pisces
Nov 30, 2014     3:47 PM               Moon trine Saturn V/C
Nov 30, 2014     8:14 PM                Moon enters Aries

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