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matthew currie astrology moon in pisces(Since The Moon is often associated with the conditions of one’s childhood, here’s Part Twelve of a twelve-part series about the Moon in your birth chart — your emotional comfort zone — written from both the perspective of a standard astrological interpretation and a children’s story from the perspective of each Moon Sign. I’ll tuck you in later.)

MOON IN PISCES

What a sweet, kind, wonderful, empathic creature you are! You are welcome in any environment and there is always room for you at a gathering, rather like Jell-O at a buffet. And usually, you end up suffering the same fate as Jell-O at a buffet: either ignored because everyone filled up on something more exciting, or swallowed whole and forgotten five minutes after the bill is paid. Being a gentle being at heart, you are unlikely to stand up for yourself in either eventuality. You are kind to a fault to everyone except perhaps yourself, which is who you usually end up blaming things on.

You have a dreamy vibe to you, and have probably experienced some form of psychic phenomena. This is a good thing, because your analytical skills probably aren’t the greatest and you need all the help you can get. Rudeness and unkindness are foreign to you, despite the fact that you are often on the receiving end of it. In a world populated entirely by people with Moon in Pisces, there would be no war or intolerance — but plenty of sedatives and antidepressants. In your relationships, you have probably given a lot more love than you’ve received, but are too nice to complain about it.

THE MOON IN PISCES STORY

“Oh, this is terrible, terrible!” Goldilocks sobbed as she laid her head down on the table and pounded her fists, making the dishes jump. “I was lost in the woods, and it wasn’t my fault, and I was so hungry… and your porridge looked so good! And I was going to leave a note apologizing! And I was going to leave money and a coupon for more porridge too!”

“And now…” she paused to blow her nose… “Now I’m going to get eaten by bears! And I love bears! They’re so cute and fuzzy, how could I not? It’s so unfair!”

“Listen, lady, I don’t know where you think you are,” The Mad Hatter said as he poured himself more tea, “but you’re obviously at the wrong party. Now shove off. All that crying is making the Dormouse wet.”

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matthew currie astrology asteroid luciferDear Eleanor (not her real name):

This is further to our discussion Saturday night in a Facebook group (where all rational thought and civility eventually goes to die) about your assertion that certain placements of the asteroid Lucifer in the birth chart constitute the signature of a serial killer.

I’ve written about asteroids a couple of times before, and anyone who has read my work for long probably knows I’m pretty dismissive of asteroids in astrology in general… or at the very least, I’m suspicious of anyone who makes any claim about anyone based on an asteroid placement without lots of supporting info from the usual planets. You know: actual planets… the ones astrologers have been using, testing, and observing for thousands of years.

First of all, the assertion that all serial killers share an astrological signature involving the asteroid Lucifer in a conjunction, square, or opposition within nine degrees of the Sun, Moon, or any planet out to Pluto does not statistically stand up. Simple math can demonstrate that about 90% of the human population has the “signature” you’re talking about. And — do the math — if a “serial killer” is someone who has killed two or more people, wouldn’t we all be dead by now?

But that isn’t my real issue with you, Eleanor. Anyone can make a mistake, and few people want to be called out on it — even though all it took was a little simple math to dismiss your Lucifer theory. My issue with you, based on our interaction and my subsequent reading of your blog, is that when it comes to your astrological abilities (and at least as important, your ability to convey those concepts constructively) you seem to have gotten pretty high on your own supply, to the detriment of both your clients and astrology in general.

The reason I’m concerned about your abuse of an asteroid isn’t that it mangles the real usefulness of astrology (although that’s bad enough). First of all, it fuels one of the otherwise dopier criticisms skeptics level against astrology: that it can be used to discriminate. I don’t mean “discriminate” in the sense of “choose wisely,” I mean “discriminate” in the more hateful sense, the way one a person might discriminate against another based on gender or ethnicity or whatever. The world already has enough of that crap without you adding to the pile, thank you very much.

Yeah, I know. That totally wasn’t your intent. Still, that’s the effect it has.

When the Facebook conversation wasn’t going your way, you made some pretty startling “observations”… most memorably the assertion that both I and mother must be “evil.” This, without having seen either my chart or hers — based only on the information that Lucifer was a few degrees from my natal Moon. And on your blog you’ve got some pretty out-there assertions where you use your particular spin on astrology to present “proof” to support your preconceptions. That’s not how evidence or logic or astrology are supposed to work.

Let me explain to you (again) why statements like that are a huge disservice to astrology in general, and makes you (potentially) a very harmful influence on your clients. Having had a look at your blog, you seem to have a much greater need to be right about your worldview and moral perspective than to find real answers for people and be of genuine help to them.

Finally: take a look at that birth chart at the top of the page, and let me “interpret” it for you, the way you seem to approach a birth chart.

This is obviously the birth chart of someone who is willfully delusional about their importance (Neptune in Leo on the Ascendant) and uses violence to get their way (Mars square Neptune) . The asteroid Lucifer closely aspects all these points, and this person was set on the road to killing by something that happened around the age of 8 to ten, when Solar Arc Moon was conjunct natal Saturn and square natal Pluto. Thus, in all likelihood, this person was beaten severely by their obviously-evil mother at that age and became a serial killer.

See how nice and neat an interpretation that was? Too bad the birth chart in question actually belongs to beloved actress Betty White.

In conclusion: astrology is meant to help people understand themselves and their circumstances. Astrology is not meant to be a mechanism for astrologers to get off on their egos, or for astrologers to re-enforce their own worldview by finding a boogeyman behind every birth chart.

Subjecting your clients to that kind of thinking is abusive. Before you go looking for the “Lucifer” in others, seek it within yourself.

Stop being a jerk. Or at least, stop using astrology to be a jerk. That’s what politics and organized religion are for. Go run for office, or start your own cult, and leave the astrology to the astrologers.

With all due heartfelt Christian Love, the blessings of Ganesh, etc. etc.,

Matthew

PS: You bill yourself as a “psychic astrologer.” Being “psychic” is fine and all, but it doesn’t give you a pass on the intellectual rigor required to understand astrology. Just sayin’.

Finally... clear-cut directions from an astrologer!

Finally… clear-cut directions from an astrologer!

Here’s the most important astrological forecast of the month. Really? Yes! Why? Knowing when the Moon Void of Course is happening is probably the handiest of all the common astrological techniques. Learn it, make it work for you, and save yourself tons of unnecessary aggravation!

Seriously: you want to see what REAL astrology can REALLY do? Start by learning about the Void of Course Moon and then avoid starting new projects or initiatives during that time and you’ll be amazed by the results. Imagine it: a guide to how to be more successful AND a permission slip from The Universe to goof off sometimes!

(CLICK HERE for more on what The Void of Course Moon actually is, and what you can do about it — or rather, what you should avoid doing during that time. Looking for tips on handling those times when they happen? Click HERE.)

Particularly long and/or annoying Voids are marked with **

Note: Times are for Eastern Time, or as New Yorkers call it, “hurry up, already!” DST is observed.

Apr  2, 2017    10:43 AM               Moon opposite Saturn V/C**
Apr  2, 2017     2:27 PM                Moon enters Cancer
Apr  4, 2017     4:45 PM               Moon trine Venus V/C
Apr  4, 2017     6:13 PM                Moon enters Leo
Apr  6, 2017     8:16 PM               Moon trine Saturn V/C
Apr  7, 2017    12:20 AM                Moon enters Virgo
Apr  9, 2017     4:21 AM               Moon square Saturn V/C**
Apr  9, 2017     8:34 AM                Moon enters Libra
-Mercury Retrograde begins, lasts until May 3
Apr 11, 2017     2:19 PM               Moon sextile Saturn V/C
Apr 11, 2017     6:41 PM                Moon enters Scorpio
Apr 14, 2017    12:17 AM               Moon trine Venus V/C
Apr 14, 2017     6:27 AM                Moon enters Sagittarius
Apr 16, 2017     2:26 PM               Moon conjunct Saturn V/C
Apr 16, 2017     7:04 PM                Moon enters Capricorn
Apr 19, 2017     5:57 AM               Sun square Moon V/C
Apr 19, 2017     6:52 AM                Moon enters Aquarius
Apr 21, 2017     2:23 PM               Moon sextile Mercury V/C
Apr 21, 2017     3:43 PM                Moon enters Pisces
Apr 23, 2017     5:34 PM               Moon conjunct Venus V/C
Apr 23, 2017     8:32 PM                Moon enters Aries
Apr 25, 2017     5:53 PM               Moon trine Saturn V/C
Apr 25, 2017     9:56 PM                Moon enters Taurus
Apr 27, 2017     9:18 PM               Moon sextile Venus V/C
Apr 27, 2017     9:39 PM                Moon enters Gemini
Apr 29, 2017     5:28 PM               Moon opposite Saturn V/C
Apr 29, 2017     9:48 PM                Moon enters Cancer

 

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matthew currie astrology moon in aquarius(Since The Moon is often associated with the conditions of one’s childhood, here’s Part Eleven of a twelve-part series about the Moon in your birth chart — your emotional comfort zone — written from both the perspective of a standard astrological interpretation and a children’s story from the perspective of each Moon Sign. I’ll tuck you in later.)

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MOON IN AQUARIUS

If you have Moon in Aquarius, you have a wonderfully open and accepting approach to life, which makes you a great companion and a terrible security guard. You don’t handle jealously well, because others can’t tell you who or what you should be… especially given that you may not know those things yourself. Moon in Aquarius has a wonderful ability to empathize with everyone, to the point where you become both the psychotherapist and the guy in the tinfoil hat. You often deal with this by trying to take a step back and logically evaluating your relationships, which may be wise but isn’t terribly romantic. You often stop and ask yourself how you feel about things, and often an answer is ages in coming.

Moon in Aquarius recognizes that all men are brothers, and you are always willing to help your brother out — unless we’re talking about an emergency loan, in which case all men are complete strangers and should go away. Nonetheless, people can (and do) find ways to take advantage of you at times. You are rarely cruel or mean, and can’t usually stand the thought of hurting anyone. This makes you a wonderful friend and a terrible surgeon.

THE MOON IN AQUARIUS STORY

“Off with her head!” The Queen commanded as she pointed at Alice. The Queen’s footmen all swarmed on Alice, and she threw up her arms defensively.

Then Alice grabbed several of the footmen and began arranging them in groups of four. “That’s not how it’s played at all” she said to the Queen. Alice then turned to the footmen in the back of the crowd. “Okay, you guys lie down in a pile, face down. Neatly, now.”

“Off with her head!” The Queen shouted, more angrily than before.

“Now that’s no way to run a poker tournament, Your Majesty.” Alice responded. “Here’s how it’s done.” She pointed to the group of four footmen closest to her. “See, I have a pair of eights here. So, Three and Nine, you go stand over there. Now, the two guys at the top of the pile over there? You guys come here.” Puzzled, the two footmen at the top of the pile complied. Alice smiled. “Oh boy! Three of a kind!”

“OFF WITH HER HEAD!!!”

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