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If there’s one thing we can all agree on in these difficult and turbulent times, it’s that we all like free stuff. I do what I can to help that way, with my blog here and the new Facebook Page and such. And yet I’m constantly asking myself: Is that enough? Can I do more to get people free stuff AND a discount on a consultation?

After much research and consideration, I have discovered that yes — there IS more I can do for you for free!

I’m pleased to announce the impending arrival of the Matthew Currie Astrology Newsletter, featuring content you won’t find anywhere else. Signing up will also get you a discount on consultations — which also make a great Christmas present, just sayin‘ — and details on my upcoming regular horoscope blog.

That, and I’ll also be letting you in on my Secret Project. You may have noticed that 2016 was, well… kind of crap. I’ve had enough of it, and I’ll bet you have to. So, in 2017, I’ve decided to dedicate more of my energies to saving the world… and I’m going to start with you.

Yes, really.

CLICK HERE, FILL OUT THE FORM, AND AWAIT THE AWESOMENESS!

 

 

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.

Dec  3, 2016     5:16 AM               Moon conjunct Venus V/C**
Dec  3, 2016     2:44 PM                Moon enters Aquarius
Dec  5, 2016     6:23 AM               Moon sextile Uranus V/C**
Dec  5, 2016    11:31 PM                Moon enters Pisces
Dec  7, 2016     9:05 AM               Moon square Saturn V/C**
Dec  8, 2016     5:15 AM                Moon enters Aries
Dec  9, 2016     8:06 PM               Moon sextile Mars V/C
Dec 10, 2016     7:41 AM                Moon enters Taurus
Dec 11, 2016    11:04 PM               Moon square Mars V/C
Dec 12, 2016     7:41 AM                Moon enters Gemini
Dec 14, 2016    12:57 AM               Moon trine Mars V/C
Dec 14, 2016     7:08 AM                Moon enters Cancer
Dec 15, 2016     4:37 PM               Moon square Uranus V/C**
Dec 16, 2016     8:15 AM                Moon enters Leo
Dec 18, 2016    11:55 AM               Moon opposite Mars V/C
Dec 18, 2016    12:52 PM                Moon enters Virgo
Dec 20, 2016     8:56 PM               Sun square Moon V/C
Dec 20, 2016     9:39 PM                Moon enters Libra
Dec 22, 2016     2:31 PM               Moon opposite Uranus V/C**
Dec 23, 2016     9:32 AM                Moon enters Scorpio
Dec 25, 2016     2:22 AM               Moon square Venus V/C**
Dec 25, 2016    10:19 PM                Moon enters Sagittarius
Dec 27, 2016     8:45 PM               Moon sextile Venus V/C
Dec 28, 2016    10:12 AM                Moon enters Capricorn
Dec 30, 2016     3:07 AM               Moon square Jupiter V/C**
Dec 30, 2016     8:29 PM                Moon enters Aquarius

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beliefnet astrology matthew currie westworld“History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.”
Ulysses, James Joyce

The HBO series Westworld is approaching its season finale this Sunday. As a fan of the show (and regular readers may have noticed I’m a bit of a geek) and an astrologer, I am ready to declare that Westworld is perhaps the single best metaphor for how the planet Neptune is functioning in the world right now.

For those of you who are Westworld fans but not deeply into astrology, this three-part series will help introduce you to the role Neptune plays in your birth chart and your world. Also, there won’t be any huge spoilers for episodes you haven’t seen yet — because if nothing else, if you haven’t seen Westworld, I want to encourage you to do so.

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Neptune is the Lord Of Dreams. You need logic to make it through life, but Neptune is the ability to see more clearly by (ironically) blurring the crisp lines of reason. Neptune gives you the ability to see the trees around you imperfectly, as a collective, as part of a larger picture and realize that there’s something called a forest going on around you.

Neptune is now in Pisces, the Sign that it rules, and is thus a stronger than usual influence on our world. Like any other influence, there are good things and bad things about that. Neptune is well-placed these days to help us make new dreams and have new visions.

And not all dreams are good ones or have happy endings.

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One of the reasons some people don’t watch or read science fiction is that it isn’t “realistic.” On the one hand, that’s obviously true. Yet science fiction has a gift for reflecting some of life’s truths back to us in ways that more standard fiction can. Consider that in the 1960s when the world was dealing with some issues (like racism) in new ways, The Twilight Zone and Star Trek dealt with these things in ways that more mainstream fiction can’t get away with. Want to talk about the tyranny of populism? Have aliens land and turn the power off in a neighborhood and watch everyone’s paranoia start to tear them apart. Want to show the futility of racism? Show us two aliens who hate each other because one is black on the right side and the other is black on the left.

“Realism” is all fine and well, but our oldest stories are those of Gods and Monsters.

Besides, take a look at a standard-issue sitcom. How many families do you know of that consist of a well-meaning schlub with a wife that’s obviously smarter than him, two or three smart-ass kids, and an eccentric, childish elder? Now: how many families do you know like that in real life?

Likewise, Westworld reflects important questions back to us that other forms of fiction can’t address. For those of you unfamiliar with it, Westworld is a huge Western-themed park populated by “hosts” — lifelike robots — who have been programmed to have real hopes and fears and ambitions (and who don’t realize that they’re robots). They are a class of being specifically created to be used for our amusement. Kill them, rape them, torture them, do whatever you want to them, and the hosts get their memories wiped and their bodies rebuilt and then they’re sent out the next day to start the same cycle over and over again. Imagine every video game you’ve seen or played, except that the aliens or zombies or whatever you’re shooting and killing have actual consciousness.

In some ways, Westworld is the personification of both the pros and cons of Neptune. It is not imagination running wild and not caring about the consequences of its actions — it is the carefully-maintained delusion that everything is running the way it’s supposed to and that there’s no harm in that. It’s the belief that you’ve assembled a perfect amusement without any moral consequences at all, where the slate is wiped clean and you can go home entertained after you’re done. And as with real life in general: the forest adds up to something more than just the sum of its trees. Some of the hosts are becoming aware of what has been happening to them… and they aren’t happy about it.

Welcome to the world between now and 2025 as Neptune passes through Pisces. Welcome to The Awakening. How you liking it so far?

NEXT TIME: You’d prefer to think you aren’t a robot, wouldn’t you?

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Okay, I admit it: I’ve been hard on Kanye West before. You probably have been too at one point or another. He’s an easy target. Being “great” at your job is one thing, but if you go around bellowing about how great you are, it almost doesn’t matter if you’re really great or not, does it? Pride goeth before a fall, and after the fall comes the schadenfreude. But, as part of an initiative on my part to be a better person, I’m backing off from my usual snark on the subject of Kanye West to look at the details of his recent emotional breakdown.

Back when I wrote about his chart before, I noted that his Big Ego comes from a strongly-aspected Sun-Jupiter conjunction in Gemini. Transiting Saturn is now opposite that point in his chart (which is a transit that’s difficult for anyone’s Ego). Not helping any? The almost exact quincunx from transiting Pluto to his Sun-Jupiter conjunction… or the fact that transiting Saturn is also square his Moon right now, lending emotional fragility to the mix.

If something big and bad is going to happen to you, it’s likely to have an observable effect on your spouse, so let’s look at Kin Kardashian and her transits at the time Kanye had his breakdown.

beliefnet astrology matthew currie kanye west breakdown

(By the way: I won’t be running Kanye’s chart here. He has a generally-accepted time of birth of 8:45 AM, giving him Cancer rising. That time looks like it works to me, but there is no confirmation, and frankly I don’t recall where I got that time from… although in some circles I am now cited as the “official source” for that time of birth. Neptune has made fools of many of us lately.)

And, holy cow… what lousy transits Kim is having. Transiting Saturn is conjunct her Ascendant (which will bring unwelcome limitations to both her own actions and will have an effect on relationships). That Saturn is also approaching the square to Kim’s natal Venus and the conjunction to her Neptune. Either one of those transits could be a cause for depression or bewilderment — but when you consider that her Venus is the ruler of her Libra Sun, Saturn and Pluto, and that Neptune is the ruler of her Moon, this is going to be an incredibly difficult time. And the news gets worse before it gets better: transiting Saturn will be almost exactly square her Moon (the emotional core of any birth chart) and Jupiter (happiness, and the natural ruler of “marriage”) within a month. That transit will be in effect to one degree or another for about another year yet.

Oh my.

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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