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matthew currie astrology aries seasonDear _____:

I was doing a bit of spring cleaning and going through my old junk — specifically, the old junk that I hide in the closet that I haven’t looked at in years. And I came across the toys you gave me.

At the time I (literally) escaped my relationship with you, I was limited as to how much I could carry. I left a lot of valuable and important things behind, but I took these — the little plastic animals you gave me. At the time I didn’t even think about it, and it seemed like the last thing on Earth I wanted to take with me. I did not leave you with any lingering doubts in my heart or with nostalgia for the short period of time at the beginning when our relationship was good — or at least was much less abusive than it became.

I won’t share with you the details of how my time with you changed me. That is between me and my therapist, and possibly anyone who overhears me jerking awake from sleep, yelling, a few times every night. So it seems odd that I would have taken these little “love tokens” with me, and that I would still keep them now, doesn’t it?

The Sun enters Aries today, and as you know, that represents the beginning of a new astrological cycle. Aries is all action and bravery and charging into battle without always calculating the odds first. Aries is also fire, and fire can purify.

But that fire can be symbolic and not literal. So rather than simply burning these last little reminders of my time with you — I’m keeping them. Do you want to know why?

I am keeping them as a reminder of the ultimate lesson I learned from my time with you. What I learned is that sometimes good people can do cruel things. Sometimes cruel people can do good things. To this day I do not know which of those two categories you fall into… and it’s not my job to figure that out. It’s my job to get past it, and I will only truly do that if I leave all the bitterness behind. That, and symbolically, the kind of toys you’d give to an innocent, wide-eyed child seem like a good thing to salvage.

Besides: you’ll probably never read these words anyway, _____. That’s okay though: they are for me, and not for you.

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Welcome to Aries season, everyone. This can be a time of powerful new beginnings, especially with the Sun conjunct Chiron. If you need some healing or some forgiveness or an exorcism, right now would be an excellent time to get started.

It is never too late for a new beginning, even if that new beginning is required very far deep down in your heart or your soul. You can do this. Peace be with you.

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we must love one another or dieHere you go. Here’s the chart for when the massacre started in Christchurch this Friday. Saturn and Pluto conjunct in the local 8th House, trine a debilitated Mars in the local 12th House, blah blah blah.

That’s all the astrology you’ll get from me on the matter. Why? Because I was in the middle of tracking down the name of the shooter and finding his date of birth when New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said this:

“I implore you, speak the names of those who were lost rather than the name of the man who took them. He is a terrorist. He is a criminal. He is an extremist. But he will, when I speak, be nameless”

And by God, she’s right.

You or I don’t really need to know the name of the monster who did this, or what transits prompted it. Would that be educational? Sure, probably. And Lord knows I haven’t been afraid to write about big terrible things before. We need to understand big terrible things in order to prevent them.

But I decided this is one ambulance I am not going to chase. Could I get a blog entry out of a murderer’s Mars placement? Sure I could. Would someone learn some astrology reading that blog entry? Why not?

But I decided I’m with Jacinda on this one. Going further into detail isn’t going to help me, and it isn’t really going to help you.

It’s certainly not going to help Lilik Abdul Hamid, age 58, an aircraft maintenance engineer and chairman of the Indonesian Students Association. It will be of no benefit to Hamza Mustafa, age 16, a former refugee. It’s not going to do any favors for Omar Faruk, 36 years old, whose wife is pregnant. Nothing I write will edify Hosni Ahmed, who was last seen looking for her husband who is partially paralyzed and uses a wheelchair.

Nothing I post here is going to benefit Daoud Nadi, a 71 year old retired engineer who loved vintage cars. No amount of astrology is going to benefit Haroon Mahmood, who at the age of 40 was studying for a PhD in biochemistry.

Learning about astrological transits isn’t going to do anything for Mucad Ibrahim, who reportedly was a happy and playful three-year-old.

They’re all dead now, and 43 others as well.

You don’t need to know the name of who did this. You don’t need to look at the astrology. All you need to know about this is what W. H. Auden said:

We must love one another or die.

matthew currie astrology full moon libraIf you’ve been reading my work for a while now, you’ve figured out that I’m not normally an alarmist. Whenever the latest reports of the end of the world or Nibiru or whatever crop up, I remain calm. Likewise, when a client is having some difficult, I’m careful to not overplay the potential for harm.

Having said that, I’ll be honest with you: the Full Moon in Libra this year has me a little worried.

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The heaviest aspect happening in the sky throughout most of this year is Saturn conjunct Pluto. That team-up has made things incredibly stressful for some of you in the last couple of months. And although its influence is starting to wane, Jupiter square Neptune is still in effect as well. That is adding a lot of extra unnecessary confusion to things here on Earth.

When major life events happen, good or bad, it’s almost never the result of just one single transit. Lots of people tell horror stories about their Saturn return, but those horror stories rarely begin and end on the day their Saturn return is exact. When specific events happen, the major obvious aspects are the biggest contributor, but it’s often the smaller and more fleeting transits that trigger the kaboom.

And that brings me to this month’s Full Moon.

Any Full Moon has the potential to put people’s nerves on edge, so it’s easy to see how one could trip off the circumstances that have been building for months because of bigger and more obvious transits. Saturn and Pluto are now within three degrees of each other, and Pluto is less than a degree from the exact conjunction to the South Node. This implies potentially explosive consequences around the people you have deep connections with.

The Saturn-Pluto-South Node conjunction is getting a trine from Mars in Taurus as well. Mars in Taurus sometimes blows up at things that it shouldn’t, and the trine aspect makes taking action all the more likely. Yes, this aspect can be used for positive things… but it certainly wasn’t so positive last Friday in Christchurch, New Zealand, was it?

I’m not saying that this Full Moon is going to be a disaster for all of you, or even most of you. I’m just saying that if you’ve had a lot of tension building in some part of your life for the last few months, March 20th might be an excellent day for you to lay low, play it safe, and keep your mouth shut.

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matthew currie astrology facebookAt approximately noon on March 13th, 2019, the world ended.

Well okay, maybe not the world. But that was when Facebook and some of the associated social media sites owned by it (Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp) began to crash and fail throughout North and South America and much of Europe. As of this writing, the problems continue.

The astrology behind this is fascinating. Facebook was born on October 28 2003 at 11:09 PM, when Mark Zuckerberg sat down in room H-33 in Kirkland Hall dormitory at Harvard and typed in the words “Yea, it’s on” (a special tip of the hat to astrologer Jamie Partridge for this information).

Whatever you might want to make of Facebook’s “personality” based on the birth chart (one could argue that a person with Sun conjunct Mercury in Scorpio and Moon conjunct Pluto in Sagittarius might be both prone to collecting secret data and then spreading it around behind everyone’s back, and so on), the astrology around the time of today’s major crash is incredibly instructive.

Yes, Mercury is still quite retrograde, thank you very much. The transiting Moon at the time of the crash was in Gemini (which is ruled by Mercury), and was within three degrees of the square to Neptune in Pisces. That, in and of itself, isn’t necessarily a recipe for disaster. Facebook is also experiencing the tail end of its Saturn opposition and of transiting Mars squaring Facebook’s natal Neptune.

What really puts the glitchy frosting on this cake is that it happened when Uranus was exactly conjunct Facebook’s Midheaven — within a minute of arc to be exact. That transit in and of itself could be disruptive for Facebook’s business model, and somehow I suspect the today’s issues will result in something more than just a simple review of internal policy. Given the recent voices in the political arena wanting to have Facebook’s monopoly on social media, today could have longer-lasting implications than simply “a bad day.”

Uranus brings unusual circumstances. In this case, because of Facebook’s failure, I find myself ejected into a strange and unusual world. It’s a place full of people who aren’t obsessed with amusing pet videos. I’ve been interacting with the people there all day long and I have yet to have my political beliefs mocked, and amazingly I have yet to see a single complex issue reduced to a single misleading meme.

it’s weird here man, but I’m starting to like it. I just may spend more time in this place. And when in doubt? I’m @matthewcurrie on Twitter.

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