Friday, July 30, 2010

An Open Question For All Fans Of Astrology

The Moon has just kicked into Aries, activating that wild and crazy T-Square, so it seems the perfect time to announce a new project, and to ask you for your radical ideas.

As some of you already know, I'm going to have a regular program... "Conquer The Universe With Astrology: The Radio Show" on a new metaphysical network run by the awesome and talented Phyllis King, starting Thursday, August 19th... right in time for the Mercury station! If you've read much of my writing, you already have an idea what the tone of the show will be like. I hope to both inform and amuse. 

I'll be making my comments, talking to guests, and presenting astrologically-based features. And I'm looking forward to answering any and all of your questions. Here's my question for you: what would you like to hear? What things am I (as a blogger) and bloggers in general not covering enough? And, most importantly... how can I talk to listeners like yourselves about their specific chart/issues/questions without bringing everything to a grinding halt while we all listen to Millie in Miami complain about her husband?

Please, everyone... give me your ideas here. And stay tuned for further details!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Boiling Your Own Eyeballs: The Aries-Libra-Capricorn T-Square

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Whatever the specific details are, your life is being subjected to the powerful ongoing T-square happening in the sky right now. Saturn squares Pluto, which in turn squares Jupiter and Uranus. It's been a long time since the Zodiac provided that kind of tension... and this weekend, the Moon and (more dramatically) Mars are joining in the fiasco. No matter what the specifics of the challenges you're currently facing, here's a metaphor that will hopefully help:


No one knows for sure what would happen if you jumped out of a spaceship without a helmet into deep space. No one has been stupid (or homicidal) enough to try. Everyone agrees it would be fatal though, whether in 15 seconds or a minute and a half, or something in between. Your head won't explode, like some movies have shown. But your eardrums will rupture. The tiny blood vessels in your face will burst, making you look like an organic jigsaw puzzle. The fluid in your eyeballs will likely begin to boil in a few seconds.. And of course there's no air, so if you don't instantly freeze solid and/or get char-broiled (depending on your distance from the Sun) the excruciating pain will soon be followed by death.

Why would anyone do that to themselves?

Imagine for a moment that your safe, well-ordered life is suddenly and dramatically revealed to you to be the thing that is trying to destroy you. And when I say "suddenly and dramatically," I mean "you've willingly strapped yourself to a ticking time bomb for the entire journey, and are only now realizing it."

Imagine that the Supreme Intelligence running your universe appears to be out to get you. And you beg It/Him/Her to save you. And the answer you receive is...

"I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that."

And when you get right down to it... it's jump, or die. And you didn't bring your helmet. And this time, there won't be Angels waiting to catch you. All Angels can do, after all, is try to show you what's right and then hope you'll play along. But with luck, and skill, and (above all) bravery... you'll know what to do. And you'll do it. And maybe...'ll make it.

It's either that, or carry on with the situation as it stands, knowing that it will be a much slower and more familiar death.

Remain calm. Assess your options and resources without fear. And then...


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Astro-Singalong: Full Moon In Aquarius, Jupiter And Uranus Opposing Mars And Saturn

(Catch me at Tedda Hughes Gallery tonight, 7:30 to 9, 1623 Polk Street, San Francisco!)

When you were young and your heart was an open book
You used to say life and let live
(you know you did, you know you did you know you did)
But in this ever changing world in which we live in
Makes you give in and cry
Say live and let die

Live and let die
Live and let die
Live and let die

What does it matter to ya?
When you got a job to do
You gotta do it well
You gotta give the other fellow hell

When you were young and your heart was an open book
You used to say life and let life
(you know you did, you know you did you know you did)
But in this ever changing world in which we live in
Makes you give in and cry...

-Paul McCartney & Wings, "Live And Let Die"

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Jupiter Retrograde: Santa Claus Vs. The Martians

It seems to me that one of astrology's ironies is that the largest planet in our solar system often seems to get ignored... at least, relative to its size. If you read up on what Jupiter rules and how it behaves in a birth chart, you'd think it would be overwhelmingly popular: it rules happiness, good times, good fortune, spiritual activities, committed relationships... all things that even people who aren't on an astrology dating site are looking for. It might be an over-simplification to call Jupiter a "cosmic Santa Claus," but that captures some of the planet's feel. Well, at least... it's a lot more "Santa" than Saturn or Pluto are ever likely to be...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Papers Please: Saturn Is Detained At The Virgo-Libra Border

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(SCENE: A small customs office at the Virgo-Libra border. Outside, on the Virgo side of the border, a small crowd is gathered, cheering and waving banners that say things like "Good Riddance!" and "See you in 28 Years!" On the Libra side of the border, a few somberly-dressed tour guides quietly await their new client. Inside the Custom's Office, SATURN sits patiently in his long black robe at a desk while a LIBRA security guard examines SATURN'S papers.)

LIBRA: Business, or pleasure?

SATURN: Pleasure. (pauses) Just kidding.

LIBRA: Okay, everything looks in order here. You have baggage?

SATURN: (Lifts an improbably large suitcase) Just this one bag.

LIBRA: All right. The dogs didn't smell any controlled substances (raises his rubber stamp above SATURN'S passport) so you're all clear to --

(Suddenly, the door behind the guard bursts open, and MEL GIBSON bursts into the room)

MEL GIBSON: (Shouting) Stop that motherBLEEPing planet!! (His speech throughout is interrupted by a "bleeping" sound that seems to appear out of nowhere)

LIBRA: (Startled) What are you doing here? You aren't even a Libra!

MEL GIBSON: This BLEEPer has been BLEEPing with me for too BLEEPing long! (MEL GIBSON pulls a semiautomatic pistol out of his jacket and unloads the entire clip into SATURN'S chest. LIBRA ducks under the table.) Die you BLEEPing piece of BLEEP!

SATURN: (Completely unimpressed) Yeah, like that was going to do you any good.

MEL GIBSON: BLEEP! BLEEP! I hate you motherBLEEPer! I don't deserve the BLEEP you've BLEEPing given me! My Moon is at zero BLEEPing degrees Libra and it's ruining my BLEEPing personal and professional life!

SATURN: (Calmly explaining to LIBRA, who is still under the table) Mr. Gibson is clearly displeased with the nature of my work. You see, it's my job to --

MEL GIBSON: It should be your job to shut the BLEEP up and go BLEEP yourself! I hate you! You hear me? You do NOTHING for me!

SATURN: Actually, in the long run, I do plenty for you. You see, as a person goes through their life they do various things that could be considered "right" or "wrong," both in a practical and a larger, spiritual sense. I'm just here to provide --

(Several security guards enter the room and drag MEL GIBSON away)

MEL GIBSON: I hope you get gangBLEEPed by a bunch of BLEEPs until your BLEEP falls off, you BLEEPing -- (the guards drag MEL away and the door closes.)

LIBRA: (After a long pause) So, um... what's in the suitcase?

SATURN: (Patting the suitcase affectionately) Karma. Lots and lots of Karma.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Visual Metaphor: Your Love Life With Jupiter And Uranus Conjunct in Aries... And Opposed By Saturn

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Astro-Singalong: Mars Conjunct Saturn In Virgo, Ruled By Mercury In Leo

I could be wrong I could be right
I could be wrong I could be right
I could be wrong I could be right
I could be black I could be white
I could be black I could be white
I could be white I could be black

Your time has come your second skin
The cost so high the gain so low
Walk through the valley
The written word is a lie

Friday, July 2, 2010

Celebrate July 4th With A Mutual Reception, And A Freebie!

This weekend, America celebrates its Solar Return. I've never actually been here for that before, but I hear it's a big occasion, wherein Americans celebrate all the things they believe in, in a loud manner: picnics, Home Furnishing sales, and explosives. And this July 4th is likely to be a little more emotionally amped-up than usual, with the Sun in Cancer and the Moon in Aries performing a "mutual reception" -- in the signs each other rules. And, being newly patriotic towards my new home... I'd like to join in.

That's why, this weekend only... I'm offering a free copy of my e-book to everyone who finds and follows me on Twitter. So join in and celebrate the savings, as they say in the commercials here.

Ain't that America?

Thursday, July 1, 2010