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If you’ve been doing astrology readings for people as long as I have, there are a couple of things you soon learn. One is that the transits which cause people the most trouble will eventually end to be replaced with better days… and another is that one person’s bad transit can be good news for someone else.

Like millions of others yesterday, I too was alarmed by the news story that had everyone’s attention: the web site for Citizenship and Immigration Canada crashed, and was down until the next morning.

I, of course, was immediately drawn to look at the astrology involved, and I can honestly assure you all: Canada is going to be just fine. The Neptune-South Node conjunction and the Saturn-Neptune square have both played havoc with people’s lives lately. Some countries, notably those born within certain parts of the latter 1700s, have been experiencing a square to their natal Uranus. That’s the sort of transit that could really mess with a nation’s sense of stability. It’s the sort of thing where weird stuff like having an election process subverted by vapid clickbait and foreign espionage could happen. How weird would that be?

So it’s natural to wonder if Canada is immune. After all, why was there a sudden huge influx of traffic to its official immigration web site on Tuesday evening? The transiting Sun was exactly conjunct Canada’s natal Saturn, which could indicate a temporary increase in worries. That, and transiting Saturn is approaching the opposition to Canada’s natal Venus. A sharp increase in concern for a loved one or a friend, perhaps?

The truth is, while other people and places are getting a huge and fantastic screwing from Neptune in Pisces, Canada appears to be benefiting from it. It’s trine the country’s Sun-Uranus conjunction, which indicates that creative individualism could combine with inspiration and hope to make some really great things happen. Transiting Neptune and the South Node are also conjunct Canada’s natal Jupiter, which indicates relatively pleasant times and an accrual of benefits. That’s good, because Canada is normally a quiet and polite kind of place, not in a hurry to bellow about its own greatness or do anything too stupid in an attempt to prove that to itself or anyone else. It’s a good thing when that sort of thing pays off, isn’t it?

Canada is nice, and it’s nice to see that pay off. So, no matter what tribulations you may be facing now and in the near future, keep in mind that if you stick around long enough that conditions can and will change, eventually for the better. Besides, it’s not as if you were born in July of 1776 instead of 1867, as Canada was or something… in which case four years from now in November 2020 transiting Neptune would be square your Mars, and you’d be having your Pluto Return.

Aren’t you glad you don’t have to put up with the noise from a neighbor facing those transits?

Now: quit worrying. However messed up your world may feel today, take a deep breath and get back to work. That’s how the future is built.

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TODAY’S STARTLING NEWS STORIES:

-The Sun rose and the Sun set.
-Some people were born and others died.
-People argued about politics somewhere.
-A movie based on a Marvel Comics property made a buttload of money on opening weekend.

Yes, Doctor Strange had its North American release this weekend and it was huge. No surprise there: if titles like Ant-Man and Guardians Of The Galaxy that most people have never even heard of can make money for Marvel, what can’t? Now, certainly there are a number of reasons for this. Marvel understands their characters and what makes them appealing. They maintain control of their product, but pair up each title with writers and directors who understand the sub-genre (action-adventure, fantasy, heist movie, political thriller) appropriate to each film. The basic formula is roughly the same, but how it is expressed each time keeps it fresh.

Nonetheless, I’m also beginning to develop the sneaking suspicion that maybe… just maybe… Marvel has an astrologer on staff.

All of the Marvel movies since Iron Man have made a bundle — even the less successful ones. Sure, that’s due largely to the quality of the product, but as I’ve demonstrated before (as with my articles on two classics… Star Trek and Godzilla, and one stinker — The Room) the astrological conditions of a film or TV program’s first public viewing can show the potential for an enduring hit. Furthermore, the astrology of a fictional character’s first appearance in public can show when is a good time to release a product based on the character (see my article on Luke Cage for an example of that).

Now, how does this apply to Doctor Strange? The character first appeared in Strange Tales #110, which had a cover date of July 1963. But (as I discussed in the Luke Cage article) that means the good Doctor would have first actually rolled off the presses in April-May of 1963. Now of course we don’t have an exact publication date for this title, but even knowing that, one thing clearly stands out. Doctor Strange (the fictional character) was “born” with Pluto at 9 degrees Virgo. The North Node (“karmic destiny”) is exactly conjunct that point, and Neptune and the South Node — both of which have associations with mysticism and the occult — are exactly opposite that point right now. So if you want to make a splash with a movie about “The Sorcerer Supreme” then now is obviously a great time… even though (as I pointed out in my last blog entry) that Neptune-South Node conjunction is making a lot of people kind of stupid lately.

Therefore, I am drawn inevitably to one of two possible conclusions: either Marvel Entertainment quietly has an astrologer on the payroll somewhere, or they’ve been fantastically lucky with their release schedules (hey, even a good movie can underwhelm at the box office).

Either that, or imagine how much Marvel could benefit from having an astrologer on retainer. Hey Marvel! Click on the link below and send me an e-mail! I’ll work for comics!

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(Neptune is in Pisces, and is currently conjunct the South Node, as it has been for about a month now, and has another month or so to go. This is like a double dose of delusion. Lucky you, you’re totally immune to that sort of thing, aren’t you?)

NEPTUNE:
Hey, how you doing?

YOU:
Feeling pretty confident, thanks for asking.

NEPTUNE:
It’s the drugs.

YOU:

What? What drugs? I’m not on any drugs.

NEPTUNE:
Sure you are. All day long.

YOU:
No I’m not! That’s nonsense.

NEPTUNE:
Sure you are.

YOU:
What??? You’re insane.

NEPTUNE:
No. You’re high as a kite at least half the day and you don’t even know it.

YOU:
Nonsense. I can still operate machinery and walk a straight line. I do that sort of thing all the time!

NEPTUNE:
I’m not talking about those kinds of drugs.

YOU:
Drugs are for losers. Drugs are for people who can’t cope with reality.

NEPTUNE:
You’re so high you don’t even know it.

YOU:
I’m ending this conversation right now.

NEPTUNE:
Of course. You’re busy. You’re busy with Facebook games and re-posting any old nonsense you find that agrees with your preconceptions. You’re busy shouting at the people who post political opinions that are different than yours, and who are using the same kinds of un-sourced nonsense to back their arguments that you use to back yours… because of course “the mainstream media” is just in it for the money, but there’s no way one yo-yo with a web site could possibly make money off of feeding people the lies they crave, is there? Then you repost other people’s memes that distort those fabrications even more. You’re busy yelling about how all the cancer and Alzheimer’s is a result of modern living — without realizing that more people are getting those things because fewer people are being killed off sooner by infected wounds and accidents and polio. But that’s okay, because if you do get cancer or Alzheimer’s you’ll just rub some cinnamon on it because natural medicine is awesome, right? You’re busy playing Candy Smash while your world descends into lunacy.

Like I said… DRUGS.

YOU:
(long silence)

NEPTUNE:
Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday.

YOU:
Shut up. I’m trying to do a quiz to find out which Game Of Thrones character I am…

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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.
Nov  1, 2016    10:43 AM                Moon enters Sagittarius
Nov  3, 2016     6:35 AM               Moon trine Uranus V/C**
Nov  3, 2016    11:05 PM                Moon enters Capricorn
*** Daylight Saving Time ends. Celebrate the joy of sleeping in an extra hour! ***
Nov  6, 2016     4:56 AM               Moon conjunct Mars V/C
Nov  6, 2016     8:55 AM                Moon enters Aquarius
Nov  8, 2016     8:54 AM               Moon sextile Venus V/C
Nov  8, 2016     4:45 PM                Moon enters Pisces
Nov 10, 2016     6:16 PM               Moon square Venus V/C
Nov 10, 2016     8:45 PM                Moon enters Aries
Nov 12, 2016     7:45 AM               Moon conjunct Uranus V/C**
Nov 12, 2016     9:24 PM                Moon enters Taurus
Nov 14, 2016     8:52 AM               Sun opposite Moon V/C**
Nov 14, 2016     8:23 PM                Moon enters Gemini
Nov 16, 2016     5:57 AM               Moon sextile Uranus V/C**
Nov 16, 2016     7:57 PM                Moon enters Cancer
Nov 18, 2016     5:02 PM               Sun trine Moon V/C
Nov 18, 2016    10:14 PM                Moon enters Leo
Nov 21, 2016     3:33 AM               Sun square Moon V/C
Nov 21, 2016     4:34 AM                Moon enters Virgo
Nov 22, 2016    12:41 PM               Moon square Saturn V/C
Nov 23, 2016     2:42 PM                Moon enters Libra
Nov 25, 2016     8:52 AM               Moon opposite Uranus V/C**
Nov 26, 2016     3:01 AM                Moon enters Scorpio
Nov 27, 2016     4:48 PM               Moon sextile Venus V/C**
Nov 28, 2016     3:46 PM                Moon enters Sagittarius
Nov 30, 2016    11:08 PM               Moon conjunct Mercury V/C
Dec  1, 2016     3:52 AM                Moon enters Capricorn

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