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Justin Bieber And Neptune: The Astrology Of Sizzurp

posted by Matthew Currie

 (DISCLAIMER: I am just as suspicious as you are of anyone my age who has given more than two minutes worth of thought to Justin Bieber — but hear me out.)
beliefnet astrology justin bieberNormally I’m an optimist. I’ve seen enough bad times come and go in my life and in the life of my clients to know that the Worst Case Scenario rarely happens, and even if it does, one can usually adapt. It’s not even optimism, really… it’s more like “playing the odds.”

It is incredibly easy for any of us to project what we want or expect to see onto the life of a public figure, especially one who is famous and yet whom we have nothing personally invested in. This is perhaps how artists sometimes go from star to superstar.  A lot of people were big fans of Madonna or George Clooney or Britney Spears in the early days of their careers, and when they reached that magical tipping point where (even if you had never been exposed to their work) you could be considered “out of it” if you hadn’t heard of them… or if you didn’t even have an opinion about them. Like many of you out there, I’m not a “fan” of Justin Bieber, but I’ve certainly heard of him. And like many of you who like to remain “in the loop” about celebrity gossip — that terrible vice than none should admit to indulging in, yet so many of us do — I’ve heard plenty about Bieber lately.

Astrologically, things like “glamor” and “worship” and “drug abuse” and “delusion” are all ruled by Neptune, and recently Justin Bieber (born March 1 1994, 12:56 AM, London, Ontario, Canada) has partaken of a full measure of Neptune’s potentially deadly magic in the last year.

Let us not overly concern ourselves with the fact that he is a Pisces. Yes, it’s true that Pisces has a reputation for escapism, whether through drugs or alcohol or spirituality or simply tuning the rest of the real world out — that’s not the issue here. Nor do I think we should simply dismiss any bad or potentially self-destructive behavior on Justin’s part simply because he’s not quite twenty years old yet. I know I did plenty of things when I was nineteen, and I was fortunate enough not to be famous enough for the world to notice. You probably did too, and you survived your final teen year just fine.

But: the last time Neptune was exactly on top of Justin’s Saturn, he was loudly booed by fans for beginning a performance nearly two hours late. Since then, the downward slide towards Child Star Gone Wrong Territory has only accelerated. Now there are rumors of pot and drunkenness and of an enthusiasm for Purple Drank, or Sizzurp — a mix of soda and codeine. Having said all that: it appears Justin Bieber is likely to be sliding a little further from his former squeaky-clean image in the next year. Neptune will be conjunct his natal Saturn all year long, which is a transit that could disrupt anyone’s sense of order — Saturn being the planet that rules structure and “being sensible” in general. And in his Solar Return chart — essentially, a forecast of what the year after his birthday will be like — the Sun, Moon, and Neptune are all conjunct. Making things potentially far worse: Mars and Saturn in the Solar Return chart are almost unaspected, which is an indicator of his worst impulses possibly running wild, with little restraint.

I don’t think it’s an astrologer’s job to play Prophet Of Doom, but you heard it here first: the next year of Justin Bieber’s life is going to be more and more of a decline unless he really makes a huge effort to straighten out.

So, yeah, long story short: Justin Bieber, call your astrologer. You need a stern warning. You may be the world’s biggest star, but no one is so big that they can’t be undone by themselves.

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Ask An Astrologer: Incompatible Signs?

posted by Matthew Currie
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Sure, got it, no problem.

(This is a part of both the “Astrology Of Love And Compatibility” series and the “Ask An Astrologer” series)

 

LT asks: “I’m a Gemini which would be a odd combination with a Scorpio seeing as we are both so different. But is not my fault he was the one who started to pursue me first and now I want to be in a relationship with him. How do I get him to that point?”

Dear LT:

It’s funny how so many people out there keep ignoring my advice to avoid humans. Really, they’re such shifty, treacherous creatures when it comes to matters of the heart. When will robots solve this problem for us? Technology, we await your response.

Okay, seriously: there’s a short answer and a long answer to your question. The long answer would be the better part of a personal reading (and if you or anyone else is looking for one of those, you know where to find me).

Although we should never go by Sun Sign alone when diagnosing a relationship, there’s something to be said for it in this case. Here we have all the intense drive of Scorpio, which wants what it wants when it wants it, and (quite frankly) seems to enjoy a bit of a challenge while doing so. You, without planning it, provided the challenge. You were there, you were attractive, and then you took the classic intellectual Gemini approach rather than aiming for something more visceral.

Oh, but now… you want that relationship. Second guessing oneself is a common pursuit among the Humans, and perhaps none are better at it than Gemini. And just to complicate things, you have a Mercury-Venus conjunction in Gemini, in the Fifth House: intellect and affection joined together in The House Of Romance. A Mercury-Venus conjunction can be fantastic for creativity, for making romantic gestures, and for thinking about Love (and being in Love with Love itself). Put that combination in the Fifth House, and you have the potential to write romance novels… or the capacity to write your life as if it were one, with all the plot twists and complications that any decent novel requires.

That sort of thing makes makes for great fiction, and sometimes for great romance, but is it stable? Is stability something you really want right now, or is it something you are hoping will come along in its own time once you’ve found “the right one”? Your Seventh House (committed relationships) is ruled by The Moon, and your Moon is in Aries. Aries loves impulses and challenges, but can get frustrated with the nuts and bolts details of a stable match. It’s like your heart wants a race car, but your head gets frustrated with all the tune-ups and oil changes that sort of thing requires.

If I was doing a longer reading for you, I’d point out that transiting Uranus will be conjunct your Moon (which rules your Seventh House) for the next couple of years, and that Jupiter will be entering your Seventh House in May, so you’re likely to have all kinds of romantic potential going on for yourself and someone around that time, and that the next two years in general should be pretty lively, romance-wise. The last time Jupiter was in that position was last November-December… when I’m guessing this situation with the Scorpio was reaching a peak.

Of course, in a longer reading I’d also be getting into all the astrological details as to why you and this Scorpio might not work out in the long run:  like, how his Uranus squares your Saturn, and how incredibly unstable that can be. Or how his Mercury squares your Uranus and Neptune, so that clear communication will always be a task for you two. Or how his Sun-Pluto conjunction is quincunx your Mercury and Venus, so no matter how appealing he may seem, you’ll always have a hard time being on the same page romantically. or… well, you get the picture.

If you want to capture a Gemini, tease their brain. If you want to capture a Scorpio, lay out some bait. Your Scorpio came after you because you looked like a tasty morsel, and was further drawn to the challenge when you didn’t respond as he wanted. Now that it seems he’s given up, you’re filled with questions… and Geminis love having something to think about and puzzle over.

So, since we’re talking about Sun Sign clichés here: if you want to catch a Scorpio… and since you are a Gemini, gifted in the ways of language… have you tried talking dirty to him? That might work.

 

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Full Moon In Cancer: An Address From The King Of The Werewolves

posted by Matthew Currie
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Easy there, Big Guy!

Dear Fellow Shape-shifters, Cowering Peasants, and Assorted Victims:

It is my pleasure as always to address you annually upon the occasion of The Full Moon in Cancer. Today and tomorrow we celebrate The Great Festival Of Mood Swings, the annual event where our usual rampages through the darkened woods are charged with a most delightful extra edge, and the screams of our victims seem to take on a particular musical quality which are a soothing balm to the ear, in a world which all too often is run simply on logic, reason, and good manners.

This year, however, it pains me that I must address certain misconceptions about both The Full Moon and the very nature of Werewolves.

The Full Moon has long been renowned as a time when the civilized impulses wear thin, and that insomnia and irrationality are in full effect. It has a reputation for getting on one’s nerves, for causing bouts of anger, and shortening tempers. This is, of course, entirely nonsense. That sort of thinking somehow implies that you were all logical, calm, well-rested, saintly beings in the first place. The Full Moon in Cancer will do its very best to strip away that thin and shoddy veneer of gentility, and for this we should all be grateful. I know I am — it’s a real pain in the hindquarters having to spend the rest of the month acting all courteous and sympathetic to those around me when, like you, I am surrounded by idiots.

Those of you born in the last third of the Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn), or those of you with Mars, Uranus, or Pluto in those places will be feeling it the most this year. To you, my sincerest congratulations! You will be most strongly visited by The Gift Of Wildness. Perhaps you should warn you friends and loved ones now. Or better yet — don’t. That look of surprise on their faces when you change shape in front of their eyes is priceless!

Now, as for those of you who refuse to believe in werewolves: such stubborn nonsense! Such cowardly hiding behind the skirts of rationality! It is one of life’s delicious ironies that you deny our existence, when you yourself (or someone close to you) is about to be transformed by the Full Moon into a rampaging beast, on a wild and relentless mission of…

<<EDITOR’S NOTE: We’ve had to remove several paragraphs here, Matthew. Beliefnet is a family-friendly operation, and we don’t want to scare anyone off. Also: we’re going to be reviewing your contract here because of this, and we aren’t in a particularly good mood today. Get ready to pack your bags, Astrology Boy.>>

…only to wake up Thursday morning wondering what came over you and what caused all the mess.

So get out there and enjoy the full range of impulses and moods that come naturally with any Full Moon, but most especially with a Full Moon in Cancer.

And as always, to you Sexy Brooding Goth Vampires… you simply don’t exist (or shouldn’t), so get lost. I’ve got half a mind to rip you to shreds myself. Step aside and I’ll show you what a real monster can do.

Now… laissez les bon temps rouler!

Sincerely,
Cuddlemuffin Fluffysnout XXIII, Rex Lycanthroporum

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The Void Of Course Moon: Making Use Of The Useless

posted by Matthew Currie
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It took me several tries to upload this, too.

(DISCLAIMER: Although I intend to teach a lesson in this blog entry about the most efficient use of a Void of Course Moon, there is no guarantee you will find it useful. This blog entry was written and posted while the Moon was Void of Course for an entire work day. Thus, if it doesn’t work for you, don’t blame me, pal… the Moon was Void of Course.)

When the Moon is Void of Course (a concept I explain in more detail HERE), undertaking new actions or finishing old tasks is not recommended. The Void of Course is one of those times when things tend not to turn out right or on time or on budget. We all know from personal experience that such times exist, but astrology can actually tell us when those times will be and how to avoid them. This is one of the single most useful and practical concepts in predictive astrology, and one that I will be teaching more about during my online course about predictive Astrology.

Just because the Void is a bad time to get anything done doesn’t make it useless, though. In fact, the Void of Course Moon (once understood properly) can be one of the most powerful and practical concepts in astrology.

***

There is an obscure, little-known secret about the original Star Trek that even many hardcore fans of the series (you know, the people who can quote the dialog verbatim and tell you the the whole back story behind minor background characters who don’t even have names) don’t know: many of the tubes and pipes seen in the background of the ship were labelled “GNDN,” which is short for “Goes Nowhere, Does Nothing.”

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that sort of thing as far as I’m concerned. Little background details like tubes that go nowhere and do nothing lend authenticity to works of fiction… and they work like that in real life too. What’s that nick-knack on your supervisor’s desk? Why is that First Aid poster in the supply closet where no one can see it? Wouldn’t it be a bit strange to be hovering all day long in the supply closet reading up on CPR anyway? Don’t you have work to do?

Well, of course you have work to do. You are An Important Cog in a Very Important Machine, and laziness is not to be tolerated. Except of course — you aren’t a carpenter ant. You aren’t a robot. You are a thinking and complex individual being, an elite member of one of the smartest species in the whole Alpha Quadrant of the galaxy.

Intelligence requires Down Time. There is little point to having Intelligence if you don’t use it, and the directionless, wool-gathering, skylarking nature of Down Time is absolutely vital to the creation of new concepts and the intelligent execution of your plans. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy… and a terrible employee and an unwise voter and a lousy mate, while we’re at it.

Use the Void of Course Moon as your permission slip from The Cosmos to do nothing in particular, and your life will be a better, smarter, more efficient place.

***

Please feel free to refer to this article whenever you are at work and the Moon is Void of Course. If your Supervisor catches you at it, feel free to point out to him or her that you aren’t merely killing time reading astrology articles online: you are becoming a better, smarter, and more efficient employee because of it.

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Worst-case scenario: introduce your Supervisor to the concept of Wu Wei, which is the Taoist term for “Doing by not-doing.” Since Taoism is a religion, you can explain to your Supervisor with a serious look that discrimination based on religion is legally actionable. Then after a weighty and meaningful pause, laugh it off and point out that since the Moon is Void of Course, nothing is likely to come of it anyway, but he or she should probably take you out to lunch some time anyway just to be safe.

Now, if you will all excuse me, it’s time for my nap. But first, a message for your Supervisor, who refuses to understand that perfectly good reason why you aren’t being particularly productive right now:

“Out west near Hawtch-Hawtch there’s a Hawtch-Hawtcher bee watcher, his job is to watch. Is to keep both his eyes on the lazy town bee, a bee that is watched will work harder you see. So he watched and he watched, but in spite of his watch that bee didn’t work any harder not mawtch. So then somebody said “Our old bee-watching man just isn’t bee watching as hard as he can, he ought to be watched by another Hawtch-Hawtcher! The thing that we need is a bee-watcher-watcher!”. Well, the bee-watcher-watcher watched the bee-watcher. He didn’t watch well so another Hawtch-Hawtcher had to come in as a watch-watcher-watcher! And now all the Hawtchers who live in Hawtch-Hawtch are watching on watch watcher watchering watch, watch watching the watcher who’s watching that bee. You’re not a Hawtch-Watcher you’re lucky you see!”

-Dr. Seuss, Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?

 

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