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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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The Cardinal Grand Cross Part 4: Mars — Transits With Teeth

posted by Matthew Currie
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Nice doggy!

The only thing that End Of The World predictions have all had in common is that none of them came true. Okay, in all fairness, we don’t know if the dinosaurs had a Nostradamus of their own or not, but the End Of The World clearly has not arrived yet. Although there aren’t any more than the usual number of Apocalypse-mongers out there at the moment, the conditions of the Cardinal Grand Cross tend to make many astrologers, myself included at times, sound like the roof is caving in.

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So: let’s pause for a moment and take a breath.

Having said that: Here comes Mars to join in on Cardinal Grand Cross  (If you want to understand how the Jupiter, Uranus, or Pluto elements of the Cardinal Grand Cross might affect you, click HERE, HERE, and HERE). Those transits will all be in place for a couple of months or a couple of years yet depending on which planets were talking about. It’s now however that Mars joins in… and by “now” I mean “this week.”

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Mars gives a caffeinated edge to anything it aspects. It may not be the sole cause of the argument you have… but it’s what makes the other guy (or you) cross that line.  Mars can take a bad scene and turn The Suck up to 11.

If the difficult situations in your life are caused by major outer planet transits, then Mars can be like Mookie in Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing: the (perhaps justified) catalyst for disaster. A cast of hundreds on an overheated day can grumble and shove and yell, but all it took was one trash can through the window of Sal’s Pizzeria to turn a bad day into a riot.

Of course, Mars isn’t always a villain. Sometimes, things do need to be broken.  And — perhaps more disturbingly for many of us — sometimes “the villain” isn’t necessarily the bad guy. And sometimes the villain is us.

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Mars in Libra has already been making its own variety of trouble for a while now, and this is the week that Mars will have its maximum effect on those other planets. Mars will be adding its edge to the mix until mid-May… and then again in June. The last time Mars hit the degrees it’s passing through now was the tail end of 2013 and the first two weeks of 2014. What was driving you crazy back then? It’s a reasonably good bet that you can expect a return to those issues in one form or another in the next week.

So don’t panic about the peak of the Cardinal Grand Cross this week… but don’t drop your guard either. You’ll survive this next week, sure… but it’s not like that will be the end of the story either. Just think of late 2013-early 2014 as Chapter One… and know that you’re now entering Chapter Two… of a much larger story.

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Taurus Season: Go Ahead, Tease That Bull, I Dare You

posted by Matthew Currie

The Sun has now entered Taurus, which means it’s that time of years when astrologers bust out all their old synonyms for “pleasure-loving” and “stubborn.” The truth though is that we all need a little stability in this nutty world — especially now as we are in the grip of the Cardinal Grand Cross — and that’s a quality that Taurus And if you don’t like pleasure… well, I suppose by definition you’re obviously missing out on something.

Clichés, by definition, tend to both miss the entire truth and yet capture a certain portion of it. From my perspective? Sun Sign clichés are the bane of my existence as an astrologer (because they reduce the complexity of the human experience to twelve bullet-points). But at the same time, if you’ve ever heard a comedian tossing out jokes based on his or her own family/ethnic/religious background, you know that sort of thing can be pretty entertaining.

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So, with that principle in mind (and with a crash helmet securely in place for those Taureans who are offended by such things), please pull up an easy chair, grab a bucket of french fries, sit back,  and CLICK HERE to enjoy my Astrology Of Love And Compatibility: Taurus.

Still with me? Oh, bless you, Taurus, you’re such a kind and forgiving lot.

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My apologies if I’ve caused any offense. Hey, look at the bright side: next month it’ll be Gemini’s turn. In the meantime… Happy Birthday, you guys!

 

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