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Your Moon Astrology Forecast For May 2014

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

Finally… clear-cut directions from an astrologer!

Finally — a practical astrology forecast that EVERYONE can use, regardless of their Sign! Make sure you bookmark this page and come back — it could be the most useful thing I’ve written all month.
Below is a listing for Void Of Course (VOC) Moon times and dates for the month of May 2014 (If you’re unfamiliar with how useful the VOC moon concept is, click here for more information). During the times listed, it is best to avoid starting or finishing any major projects or making important decisions. Make sure you print this off and keep a copy on you at all times while at work.

 

Knowing when to start or finish projects for maximum effect can give your work that extra edge of competence and can help ensure better results. See whatshisface over there in the other cubicle? He doesn’t have a clue how the Void of Course Moon works, or how to exploit it. Use this information to your advantage, and when they can him, you’ll be able to take over his space… and then you’ll have TWO cubicles. Awww yeah. Sweet.
May features a few epic-length Voids. That’s because for much of this month, all the planets are in the first half of the Signs they’re in. Whenever you see that, you know extra-long Void of Course Moons can happen. Plan your work ahead of time with this in mind, and you might just end up with THREE cubicles! Then as your pitiable co-workers leave with their boxes full of their cubicle trinkets you’ll be able to shout triumphantly “Astrology — IT WORKS!” and laugh at them maniacally. Or, you could be nice about it and share your wisdom with them in advance.
(Want to know how to best use those Void of Course times? Click HERE!)

 

Here’s your Void Of Course Moon listing for May 2013.

Please note: All times are for time zone 5 hours West. DST is observed. Your mileage may vary.

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May  1, 2014     7:32 PM               Moon sextile Uranus V/C

May  3, 2014     2:13 AM                Moon enters Cancer
(Yeah, you saw that right. The Moon is Void all day on Saturday the 2nd)

May  5, 2014     4:46 AM               Moon sextile Mercury V/C
May  5, 2014     1:55 PM                Moon enters Leo
May  7, 2014     6:50 AM               Moon square Sat V/C
May  8, 2014     2:24 AM                Moon enters Virgo
May  9, 2014     6:08 PM               Moon sextile Sat V/C
(Moon goes void Friday evening, doesn’t enter Libra until the next day. There goes Date Night!)

May 10, 2014     1:19 PM                Moon enters Libra

May 11, 2014     8:51 PM               Moon square Jupiter V/C
May 12, 2014     9:07 PM                Moon enters Scorpio
(Moon is void all day until the evening on a Monday. Want results at work? Fuhgeddaboudit!)
May 14, 2014     3:16 PM               Sun opposite Moon V/C
(Full Moon in Scorpio. That can be edgy, but hey… at least it’s not a eclipse, right?)
May 15, 2014     1:44 AM                Moon enters Sagittarius
May 16, 2014     3:43 AM               Moon opposite Mercury V/C
(The Moon is void virtually all day Friday. Again, so much for Date Night!)
May 17, 2014     4:12 AM                Moon enters Capricorn
May 19, 2014     3:02 AM               Sun Trine Moon V/C
May 19, 2014     5:58 AM                Moon enters Aquarius
May 20, 2014     6:21 PM               Moon Trine Mercury V/C
May 21, 2014     8:18 AM                Moon enters Pisces
May 23, 2014     2:25 AM               Moon square Mercury V/C
May 23, 2014    12:01 PM                Moon enters Aries
May 25, 2014    11:57 AM               Moon sextile Mercury V/C
May 25, 2014     5:28 PM                Moon enters Taurus
May 27, 2014     5:10 AM               Moon sextile Jupiter V/C
(Don’t Tuesdays suck enough already, without the Moon being Void nearly all day?)
May 28, 2014    12:47 AM                Moon enters Gemini
(A New Moon in Gemini, plus Mercury sextile Venus: make your monthly intentions extra creative.)
May 29, 2014     5:59 AM               Moon sextile Uranus V/C
(And there goes Thursday, too…)
May 30, 2014    10:13 AM                Moon enters Cancer

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Transits Don’t Discriminate: The Astrology Of Donald Sterling

posted by Matthew Currie
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I couldn’t find any copyright-free pictures of Donald Sterling, so here’s a jackass from Wikipedia. Apologies to the jackass.

Donald Sterling is a bad person.

There are a lot of people who will excuse racism by saying something like “well, everyone’s a little racist.” Personally, I don’t think so. But even if everyone is a little bit racist, using that argument to excuse it is pretty inadequate. It’s like saying “well, everyone gets gas once in a while… so let one rip in a crowded elevator, why not?”

You yourself may be a perfectly decent person who occasionally gets the urge to strangle whoever is holding up the line at the cashier in front of you, but that doesn’t give you license to do so. You are free to think and feel whatever you like (I like to think), but acting on some things would just make you a bad person.

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling is a bad person.

Donald Sterling (born April 26, 1934, time unknown, Chicago Illinois) is presumably not stupid. After all, he came from a fairly undistinguished immigrant background, became a lawyer, and eventually accumulated a net worth of just under $2 billion. Something like that takes some brainpower. Nonetheless, as you have noticed through the years, just because you are a good person doesn’t mean you will profit… and sometimes bad people will make a fortune. And, like I said, Donald Sterling is a bad person.

It is entirely possible to get through one’s entire life as a bad person without being caught at it. However, sometimes fate and the planets will conspired to reveal a bad person for what they are, and this is what has happened with Mr. Sterling recently. On April 25th of this year, a recording was revealed of a conversation involving Mr. Sterling in which he sincerely spewed a number of disparaging things about black people in a conversation with his girlfriend, who ironically is part black herself. I won’t going to detail: if you need to know, you can look these things up for yourself elsewhere.

Now, what kind of transits was Donald Sterling having that would make his private ugliness suddenly so public? Setting aside the obvious… Donald Sterling is a bad person… Let’s have a look at the transits the calls all this to go public.

Even without knowing his time of birth we still know that Uranus in the birth chart represents one’s individual will, and individuality. Whatever rules or constraints life has presented you with, Uranus is where you get your urge to kick against them. And as it turns out, the lunar eclipse of April 15th fell very close to Donald’s natal Uranus.

He also has a Mercury – Jupiter opposition in his birth chart, with Mercury at 18° Aries and Jupiter at 16° Libra. Regardless of the sign placements, a Mercury – Jupiter opposition will tend to make a person more then willing to voice their opinions, whatever those opinions may be. And when both those planets are squared by Pluto, a person has an even harder time holding back.

Now, if you are reading this and thinking “hey, the Cardinal Grand Cross is having a major effect on that Mercury – Jupiter opposition,” you be absolutely correct. And if you are reading this and thinking “no wonder Donald Sterling revealed himself to be a bad person by opening his fat yap,” you’d be absolutely correct again.

This is not the first time that Donald Sterling has been publicly revealed to be a racist. In August 2006 the US Justice Department sued for housing discrimination. It was claimed that he wouldn’t rent to no one Koreans in the Koreatown neighborhood, because (according to the lawsuit, Koreans “will live in whatever conditions he gives them and still pay the rent without complaint.” He also wouldn’t rent properties in Beverly Hills to black folks, because “Black tenants smell and attract vermin.”

Yeah, like I said… Donald Sterling is a bad person.

This happened right as transiting Saturn was passing right over his South Node, which is often an indicator that current circumstances are catching up to your past attitudes. Although we don’t know his time of birth, it’s also quite possible that the previous solar eclipse that year was opposite his Moon. Fortunately for Mr. Sterling, the settlement he had to pay out was just a little under $3 million, plus about $5 million in the plaintiffs legal fees. That sort of thing is a drop in the bucket if you are a rich, bad person like Mr. Sterling… but it should have served as a lesson to him.

He was also subject to an employment discrimination case in February 2009, once again a matter based on race. Donald Sterling was not experiencing any particular difficult transits at that time, and the suit was dismissed. It should be noted though that an eclipse that month was very closely squaring his Sun.

For the record: I am now writing this on the day of the solar eclipse in Taurus, which falls close to Donald Sterling’s natal Sun. Tomorrow, the NBA will be holding a press conference at 2 PM Eastern time to make an announcement about its investigation into Mr. Sterling.

Now, the question I have to ask myself is, should I avoid making any pronouncements about the outcome of that press conference for Donald Sterling? Is it possible I’m foreseeing a bad outcome for him just because I think he is a bad person?

Or should I just look at the chart… and observe that the Ascendant for the scheduled press conference time is opposite Donald Sterling’s Saturn, that Donald Sterling is currently going through his Saturn Square, and the transiting Midheaven for that press conference is square Donald’s Nodes… and predict that it is going to be a very, very bad day for Donald Sterling?

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Oh, whom I kidding? Donald Sterling is going to get it, and he deserves it, because Donald Sterling is a bad person.

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Care And Feeding Of The Solar Eclipse In Taurus

posted by Matthew Currie
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It’s not a dragon eating the Sun… it’s Cosmic Pac-Man!

First of all: if there’s any residual panic left in you from the transits we’ve had this month, set it aside. It’s pretty obvious you survived that last eclipse, and so it seems likely that your world won’t explode with this one either. With all that Cardinal Grand Cross stuff going on, our lives make be getting more active and intense and… yes, for a few of us… scary, but these times of drama are necessary, and even good for you.

Any New Moon is an excellent time to set out your intentions for the month ahead. An eclipse, though? That carries a lot of promise and boldness with it. This is not something to be feared. This is an opportunity to be exploited.

So: what do you want from your life? What can you change? What do you need to accept? The answers to all of those questions may not be what you expect, but you should probably be asking yourself these things anyway. People like to say that “you create your own reality.” It might be more accurate to say that you can build your own reality. And if what’s needed is for the Universe to throw you a few surprise tools and materials for that, you might just get that in the next few months — especially in the department of your life ruled by the House of your birth chart that 8-9 degrees Taurus falls in (and especially if that House of yours is “above the horizon,” that is, between the 7th and 12th Houses).

And hey… even if 8-9 degrees Taurus doesn’t make any obvious major aspects to any of the point in your chart, there’s still something a little magical about a Solar Eclipse. Why not do a little wizarding with your life?

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A Gentle Reminder From Saturn

posted by Matthew Currie
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Oh, just DEAL with it, already.

To: Matthew Currie, Astrologer

cc: The People Of Planet Earth

From: Saturn

I am writing to correct you on a matter that you have neglected in your writings for some time. Namely: me. This is the sort of situation that can only go one for so long, and be thankful that all you’re getting from me is a sternly worded email, and not another broken ankle like I gave you last time.

You’re welcome.

Normally, my passage through Scorpio would be this sort of thing that would have astrologers everywhere breaking out in a cold sweat, and would see their clients calling with frightened pleas for mercy from the Universe.

This whole Cardinal Grand Cross thing has gotten just a bit out of hand, if you ask me. Not the actual event itself, because (frankly) I love a good crisis. There’s nothing like the challenge of constructing something useful out of a nice pile of rubble. Rather, I refer to all the attention the four planets involved are getting. Yes, the Uranus-Pluto square has certainly made things difficult. Yes, Mars in Libra has been a nuisance. And yes, Jupiter has blown much of it out of proportion for many, as Jupiter is prone to doing.

What you apparently haven’t realized… or at least paid nearly enough attention to, it seems to me… is that ever since October 2012, when you and all the other astrologers started screaming and yelling about the Uranus-Pluto square, I have been quietly working my way through Scorpio, conjunct the natal Neptune of every man woman and child on earth who was born between 1957 and 1968! And by the time I leave Scorpio at the end of this year, I will have trampled the dreams of just about everyone born up until 1979 as well!

Now might be a good time to queue up the maniacal super villain laughter, but that sort of thing simply isn’t my style.

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You see… like everything else I do… ultimately, it’s for your own good. Your Neptune is such a sweet and fuzzy thing, but let’s be honest here kids: without a bit of a backbone it’s worse than useless. Whatever problems the Uranus-Pluto square has generated for you in the last couple of years, deep in your heart you know that spraying some patchouli around and saying your affirmations isn’t enough to make it go away.

So: while everything is falling apart, be practical, be constructive, and be brave. Not only will you survive all this, but if you use your common sense and stay strong, you’ll be able to build a better life for yourself.

Don’t like that? Oh well… sorry. Here’s a puppy, then

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