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matthew currie astrology venus in aries speed datingVenus enters Aries on April 20th at 12:10 PM Eastern time, and not a minute later. Whereas Venus in Pisces is usually thought of as all sweet and soft and romantic, Venus in Aries is a lot more blunt and is in much more of a hurry.

Venus will be making several aspects to other planets between now and May 15th, when it enters Taurus. These aspects will all have an influence on people’s love lives, budgets, and diets. Anyway, Aries is in a hurry. Think “speed dating.”

There’s your comedic premise all set up for you. Go!

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Apr 23, 2019
Venus conjunct Chiron

The first guy I meant seemed to have a lot going for him. Compassionate, wise, and concerned about my feelings. But then it went bad. I suddenly realized he reminded me of the first man who ever kissed me. Unfortunately that was my Uncle Jeb. Ewww.

May 6, 2019
Venus square Nodes

So these two guys, I think they were twins, showed up at the same time and tried to talk to me at the same time. One of them was all hung up on the fabulous plans he had for the two of us in future, and the other one just kept dwelling on the past. I told them both to get lost.

May 7, 2019
Venus square Saturn

This guy was harsh, insensitive, and critical. A real meanie. the thing is though, by the time he left, he had signed me up for an investment plan that I didn’t want and can’t afford. I feel alone now.

May 9, 2019
Venus trine Jupiter

He was hilarious! So funny and quick-witted. Good looking too. we laughed and got along really well. So well in fact, but by the time the bell rang and he had to move on, I had forgotten to get his phone number.

May 9, 2019
Venus square Pluto

Creepy! I think he said he was a mortician or something. Still smelled a little like formaldehyde. He seemed to have a lot of depth going for him but by the time he left all I could do was contemplate my mortality… and the possibility of me dying alone.

May 14, 2019
Venus sextile Mars

We have a winner! Sure he had charm and humor going for him, but mostly it was all about our intense sexual connection. And frankly by the end of an unsuccessful round of speed dating, I’ll take it. Met up with him for a little while in a broom closet after the event.

May 15, 2019
Venus enters Taurus

Made plans to meet Mars here at this buffet, but I had to wait most of the day until the dope texted me and told me he was in Cancer now. Men are stupid, and I’m hungry.

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matthew currie astrology mercury in ariesMercury is now in Aries, and for many of us that makes a nice change of pace from all the retrograde confusion that was going on with Mercury in Pisces. Mercury in Aries is sharp-witted and quick to reach a conclusion. But is that always really such a good thing?

Mercury makes several important aspects to other planets between now and May 6th, when it enters Taurus. I have summarized those here as brief text messages from Mercury in Aries, because yada yada yada whatever let’s get on with it.

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Apr 19, 2019 Mercury conjunct Chiron
Being thinking a lot lately about how much you hurt me. Not sure how to deal with it. IDK, whatevs, up yours.

May 1, 2019 (2:37 AM) Mercury sextile Mars
Gave it some thought and figured out what to do. Coming over soon to bust up some of your stuff.

May 1, 2019 (3:52 AM) Mercury square Nodes
You can consider this our official breakup. I don’t need you in my life anymore.

May 1, 2019 (4:50 AM) Mercury square Saturn
WHEN I TELL YOU I’M GOING TO COME OVER KEEP THE DOOR UNLOCKED!!

May 2, 2019 (5:51 PM) Mercury square Pluto
I’m sorry. I’ve been under a lot of stress lately and I didn’t mean to say those things. Please pick up when I’m calling you.

May 2, 2019 (11:59 PM) Mercury trine Jupiter
Hey babe been drinking I love you babe want to see you. Where’s the eggplant emoji?

May 6 Mercury enters Taurus
Man I really got to slow down. Want to go out for dinner? There’s a new buffet open.

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Fortunately, the Official Uniform is now optional.

I’ve written here before about how someone can learn astrology, and I’ve written about the personal path that I took to become an astrologer. But I’ve had a few people recently ask me about becoming an astrologer, and I realize that there are some keys to it that I haven’t written about before… and in fact those keys don’t seem to get much coverage at all.

So above and beyond the basics that I linked to in the previous paragraph, I’d like to present what I think of as some “secret ingredients” that can take you from being someone who is knowledgeable about astrology to being an actual astrologer — someone who does readings for people — and to be good at it.

Apply your experience

Learning a subject out of a bunch of books is great, but it’s no substitute for paying attention and learning how things operate in the real world. The more charts and transits you look at it, the more you will learn things that either aren’t in the books or that qualify as obscure (but still accurate) knowledge.

Some observations from my own years as an astrologer include the idea that Geminis really enjoy kitchen gadgets, even if they don’t cook that much. Virgos, more than any other Sign, seemed to enjoy soup. People with a close Moon-Pluto conjunction in their birth chart have a talent for surviving accidents or illnesses that would have otherwise killed them. And curiously, people with the ruler of their 12th House in the 12th House tend to have a real talent for making themselves physically healthier through sheer force of will.

Don’t always apply your experience

Being an astrologer can sometimes put you in a position where your own prejudices might get in the way of a fair and proper reading. If your father had Moon in Aquarius and he was a complete jerk, and if your high school sweetheart had Moon in Aquarius and broke your heart, and if your accountant has Moon in Aquarius and screwed up your taxes, then guess what? That does not mean that everyone with Moon in Aquarius is a bad, hurtful, or incompetent person.

You know that uncle of yours who is always loudly and embarrassingly complaining about people of a certain ethnic group or political persuasion? You aren’t being the least bit less obnoxious than him when you are griping about people with Venus in Virgo, or the Neptune in Sagittarius generation, or whatever. Cut it out.

Get a reading

You can read all the medical texts you want, but you wouldn’t want to perform surgery unless you had actually seen it done in person a few times. Likewise, consider getting readings from a few different professionals who are already making a living at it. This will give you a good idea of how it’s done, even though everyone does it differently.

Which reminds me: there are a number of places on the internet where people who are learning astrology (but aren’t astrologers) sit around and comment on each other’s birth charts and transits. There’s nothing inherently wrong with that, but that doesn’t really count as “getting a reading.” Ask yourself this: suppose you need a root canal. Are you going to let a committee of amateurs do it because you’re saving a few bucks?

Understand you real place in the Grand Scheme Of Things

Finally, if you’ve gotten to the point where you’ve done a few readings for people and gotten good results and folks seem happy with your work, don’t let it go to your head. If you maintain some humility (and even doubt) about your skills with astrology, that will drive you to double-check your work and to learn more. If you start acting like you’re Nostradamus, you’re almost certainly suffering from the Dunning-Kruger Effect. Look it up, know the symptoms, and avoid it.

You are not God’s gift to Astrology. Astrology is God’s gift to you. Know the difference.

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matthew currie astrology game of thrones season 8Have you been wondering whether or not tomorrow’s premiere episode of the final season of Game Of Thrones on HBO is going to be a success or not? No, you probably haven’t. If you don’t watch Game of Thrones you’re probably sick of hearing about it from your friends, family, and co-workers. And if you do watch it like I do, then you know you’re going to be glued to it regardless of what anyone says.

Even so, the transits for the first airing of the season 8 premiere is remarkable.

But first, a note about the chart that I’m presenting here. The show premieres at 9 PM on HBO, and I’ve done a little digging around to determine that 9 PM Eastern is the first showing. Yes, I know that not everyone in the world lives in New York City, but that’s where I’ve cast the chart for. Relocating the chart to another place in the Eastern time zone won’t alter the Midheaven or the Ascendant as much as you might think, since time zones run north and south. Remember that next time you’re looking into the subject of “relocation astrology”: moving a chart North or South doesn’t alter the angles as much as moving it East or West does.

Now having said that… holy cow, what a chart!

At showtime, the Moon will be in Leo right on the Midheaven. It’s a waxing Moon and it is in a close trine to both Jupiter in Sagittarius (which is a strong placement) and to the Sun in Aries which is excellent, because the Sun is both the ruler of the Midheaven and in the Sign of its exaltation). And since Jupiter in Sagittarius is both in the Second House (money) of the premiere chart and is also the ruler of the Second House, you know HBO is going to make a few bucks off of this somehow.

But, you may be wondering, isn’t this true for everything premiering this Sunday at 9 PM on the East Coast? How can that be the case when everyone and their dog is going to be watching Game of Thrones?

Two things about that: first of all, how we measure TV ratings has changed In the last couple of decades. Lots of people watch one thing on live TV and record something that’s on at the same time on another channel — and both count as “viewings.” The birth chart for any program premiering opposite Game of Thrones will be pretty much the same… I just don’t know if there’s anyone out there crazy enough to be premiering any new series up against this big a cultural event.

Second, although it had a hard time working out an exact birth chart for HBO, we have the birth chart of series creator George R. R. Martin. The Fire Sign Grand Trine in the premiere chart is closely aspecting his Moon at 27 degrees Aries and his Jupiter at 21 degrees Sagittarius. Transiting Uranus is sextile George’s natal Uranus, which is the ruler of his Midheaven. It’s also square his Midheaven however… so it will be no surprise whatsoever, with or without the astrology, that people are going to be yelling at George more than ever to hurry up and finish writing those books.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to make some popcorn in advance. but if you like your astrology mixed with a little Game of Thrones, may I suggest the following:

Tyrion Lannister’s Game Of Squares

Sansa Stark, Astrology, And Surviving Bad Times

Transits That Kill You (But Then You Get Better) Part One: Emilia Clarke

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