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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.
May  1, 2017     4:23 PM               Moon square Uranus V/C
May  2, 2017    12:12 AM                Moon enters Leo
May  4, 2017    12:35 AM               Moon trine Saturn V/C
May  4, 2017     5:46 AM                Moon enters Virgo
May  6, 2017     8:42 AM               Moon square Saturn V/C**
May  6, 2017     2:20 PM                Moon enters Libra
May  8, 2017     6:59 PM               Moon sextile Saturn V/C
May  9, 2017     1:00 AM                Moon enters Scorpio
May 10, 2017     5:42 PM               Sun opposite Moon V/C
May 11, 2017    12:59 PM                Moon enters Sagittarius
May 13, 2017    10:14 PM               Moon trine Mercury V/C
May 14, 2017     1:37 AM                Moon enters Capricorn
May 16, 2017     6:22 AM               Moon square Uranus V/C**
May 16, 2017     1:50 PM                Moon enters Aquarius
May 18, 2017     8:33 PM               Sun square Moon V/C
May 18, 2017    11:52 PM                Moon enters Pisces
May 20, 2017    11:39 PM               Moon square Saturn V/C
May 21, 2017     6:10 AM                Moon enters Aries
May 23, 2017     2:59 AM               Moon conjunct Uranus V/C
May 23, 2017     8:33 AM                Moon enters Taurus
May 24, 2017     3:08 PM               Moon trine Pluto V/C**
May 25, 2017     8:15 AM                Moon enters Gemini
May 27, 2017     2:18 AM               Moon sextile Uranus V/C
May 27, 2017     7:24 AM                Moon enters Cancer
May 29, 2017     2:59 AM               Moon square Uranus V/C
May 29, 2017     8:12 AM                Moon enters Leo
May 31, 2017     7:14 AM               Moon sextile Mars V/C**
May 31, 2017    12:16 PM                Moon enters Virgo

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matthew currie astrology fyre festivalLike many a Pisces, singer songwriter and actor Ja Rule (born February 29 1976, time unknown, Queens New York) is a dreamer. With Sun and Moon in Pisces, both square his natal Neptune, what else would you expect? So naturally, he dreamed of founding the world’s greatest music festival… at least, “greatest” in the sense of “most expensive and inaccessible.” Fyre Festival was supposed to be two consecutive weekends on a privately-owned island in the Bahamas, accessible only by private aircraft (or yacht, if you’ve got a yacht).

Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? I mean, any music festival that costs between $4000 and $250,000 to attend (based on the size of the package you bought) featuring Blink-182 and a dozen or so acts you or I have never heard of (cutting-edge!) has to be great, right?

Fyre Festival had everything… except, it seems, an astrologer telling Ja Rule he was having spectacularly bad transits and should postpone the festival indefinitely. You see, Ja Rule is having his Neptune Square (transiting Neptune conjunct his Sun and Moon and square Neptune’s natal position in the birth chart), his exact Saturn quincunx (which often gets overlooked but can come to the forefront when other things are going astray), and transiting Uranus conjunct his Jupiter (“strange luck”).

Oh, and yeah: Mercury Retrograde.

The quotes promoting Fyre Festival below were taken from the event’s web site, which was a collection of superlatives, promises of high-end living at its finest, and images of happy, fashionably young and good-looking Caucasians frolicking on the beach. That is, until the entire site was replaced with a lengthy one-page apology.

The Hype:

Kickoff BBQ
“Each Thursday evening at Fyre Festival you can join our FyreStarters for a beachside kick-off BBQ. Enjoy a stunning sunset, a Bahamian menu and champagne toast to celebrate the weekend to come.”

The Reality:
Cheese sandwiches served in styrofoam containers.

The Hype:

VIP Main Stage Tables
“Watch Fyre Festival main stage performances in style with a VIP table. You’ll be in very good company.”

The Reality:
Blink-182 cancelled early because of a complete lack of proper facilities. As for “good company”? Since most of the connecting flights out were mysteriously cancelled, lots of attendees were stranded together, “Lord Of The Flies” style, without anything like electricity or indoor plumbing to distract them.

The Hype:
“Fyre Festival is a departure from the familiar. Held on a remote island with an infamous history, the wild landscape and turquoise waters invite you to explore, disconnect, and plug-in with the likeminded.”

The Reality:
The site claimed the island was formerly owned by Pablo Escobar. In fact, it was the site of a proposed (but failed) Sandals resort. Well, I guess they got the “infamous” part right.

The Hype:
“You will be placed in a well-appointed house or resort. This package is available in 1-3 bedroom configurations for 2-8 guests. Due to limited housing available on the island, the villa is expected to sell out soon.”

The Reality:
FEMA-style emergency tents.

The Hype:
“Fyre Festival is a departure from the familiar.”

The Reality:
Most of the attendees were probably unfamiliar with the concept of “feral dogs,” which allegedly roamed the site at will, possibly in search of cheese sandwiches.

The Hype:

fyre festival

source: fyrefestival.com

The Reality:

fyre festival 2

source: instagram

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matthew currie astrology venus gemini venus cancer(Click HERE for the Introduction to the “How To Think With Your Venus” series.)

Oh, Love: so rare, so precious, so damned annoying… at least (potentially) from the perspective of  Venus in Gemini and Venus in Cancer. Venus in Gemini loves being in love as much as the next guy (and enjoys the chase) but often doesn’t know what to do with it once it has caught it. Venus in Cancer is loving and giving, but let’s be honest — other humans can be a threat, and Crabs have shells for damned good reasons.

Let’s have a look at the basics for Venus in Gemini and Venus in Cancer, and then check out their recent activity on the Internet as they search for love and companionship (in between watching baby goat videos).

VENUS IN GEMINI

The way to your heart is probably through the ears: you love nothing better than someone who can express themselves intelligently. That doesn’t mean you necessarily fall for “fast talkers” …but it happens. A successful relationship requires that someone be able to zoom in on exactly what you want out of it, and that covers a lot of ground with you. Your affections are changeable: hyperactively physical one day, and missing in action the next. Although you may not always have great follow-through in your relationships, you are likely a champion flirt. You probably have a lot of friends, and they are likely a source of drama and jealousy, which can be pretty exciting, so you put up with it. Maybe sometimes you even encourage it. After all, “boring” is a fatal sin in a relationship, right?

“Hey guys! I am a wild and spontaneous thrill-seeker and an old fashioned girl all at once. I enjoy extreme sports and staying at home watching a movie. I believe that the greatest sex is exclusively between two people who love each other, preferably while watching one of the videos I made during my amateur porn career. You should be dedicated to your career (but not a workaholic), love children (but not actually want any), and be willing to entertain me when I’m down (or get the hell out of my way, depending on the mood.) And yes… I DO know what I want. Drop me a line now before I get frustrated and remove my ad. Again.”

VENUS IN CANCER

People with Venus in Cancer are sensitive, caring, and easily flustered by signs of distance in your partner — unless your partner is getting suspiciously close. This makes you both a real “catch” and kind of hard to handle. It’s a fine line between “a sweetie” and “a sap,” and you can usually be found zipping back and forth across that line. You can be demonstrative and physically affectionate, but sometimes require more reassurance that way yourself than your partner is always able to provide. You are particularly fond of having a comfy home (or an exclusive corner of that home) to retreat to, and sometimes luring you out of that cave can be nearly impossible. Even if you don’t want any of your own, you are probably great with kids. It can take a lot of work for a potential partner to get past your defenses, but you are probably worth the extra effort.

“Greetings. If you are looking for a kind and considerate partner to share the rest of your life with, look no further! I’m looking for someone special to spend quiet quality time with. I want a man who can appreciate a real Woman –maybe not the flashiest girl out there, but a solid bet for the long term. I am intelligent, witty, charming and attractive, and want to find someone to share my life with. Send me a message, and if you can find where I live and convince me to come outside (perhaps for chaperoned antique shopping) I could be the girl of your dreams! That is –if you can find me. I ain’t givin’ it away.”

NEXT TIME: Venus in Leo and Venus in Virgo (or, “Showtime at the Apalled”)

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matthew currie astrology venus in aries venus in taurus(Click HERE for the Introduction to the “How To Think With Your Venus” series.)

For thousands of years poets and philosophers have commented on the complexities of the human heart and how difficult it can be to find True Love — and that was before people had to remember their username and password on a dating site. All the same basics still apply though, and if you want to understand a person’s Love Style in their birth chart, you start with Venus. Let’s have a look at the basics for the first two Venus Signs, and then check out their recent activity on the Internet as they search for love and companionship in between watching adorable kitten videos)

VENUS IN ARIES

Venus in Aries is no blushing bride or wallflower: she’s into adventure. This is considered a “debilitated” placement for Venus, and maybe that’s why she isn’t so “ladylike” in this Sign. Venus in Aries often needs more than the average amount of attention in a relationship, but if you’re doing the relationship right, your partner will return the favor. Venus in Aries people are good at (and are fond of) impulsive romantic gestures, surprise gifts, and stalking. Even women with Venus in Aries like to be the Knight in Shining Armor in their relationships in one form or another. If someone can find a way to keep the excitement ongoing in a relationship with this Venus, they’ve got someone they can keep for life. Probably, that is, until she gets bored.

“Dear PantherFan66: Thanks for writing back! To answer your question, yes I am still available and still interested. So here’s what I propose: Friday, 8 PM, Mickey McFlynn’s. Get there 15 minutes early — I want one of those tables in the back corner. Order the nachos to start. I won’t be hungry, but I want to watch your technique. You have a maximum of 20 minutes to discuss your romantic past, then it’s my turn. We’ll stay there until 11:15, at which time we can either leave together or I can pretend to get a call telling me my place is on fire and I’ll leave. If I’m still there, we can come back to my place, have sex for 45 minutes, and if you do a good enough job, we can catch a movie Saturday.”

VENUS IN TAURUS

Earning the affections of someone with Venus in Taurus can be like trying to pry the lid off the sweetest jar of pickles on the shelf: it’s a lot of work, you’ll be expected to strain, and (if that lid ever comes off) it’s worth the effort. Venus in Taurus is more fond of food and material comfort than the average person, and probably has some talent at providing one or the other. Affections are strong and steady with this placement. Venus in Taurus has mastered the art of the cuddle. She have a lot of the qualities that people look for in a mate, which is probably why Venus in Taurus tends to be a little lazy in the pursuit of love… when you’ve got the goods, let the other guy do the work. This Venus Sign comes equipped with a good sense of fashion and a bad sense of compromise, so it’s important that your mate look good, and look good with you.

“Hello gentlemen. I’m an affectionate and caring woman who is seeking her soul mate. I don’t particularly care what you do for a living or what you look like, provided you are employed in the financial sector, and are at least a 7.5 out of 10. I would prefer a man who takes care of himself and exercises regularly, as this will help balance out my fondness for anything deep fried. If this sounds interesting, write me today. Also, please send an outline of what you plan for our first date, and a description of the car you’ll pick me up in (Prius owners need not apply). Race is not important, but I prefer a man who doesn’t clash with my new living room set, which I am still paying for.”

NEXT TIME: Venus in Gemini and Venus in Cancer (or, “how to get happy with Yappy and Sappy”)

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