It sounds cliched and new-agey, and the ego despises it. But LOVE knows its Truth and this Truth produces Faith. What mantra of the Universe delivers us from the shackles of fear into the liberating arms of Faith? Everything happens for a reason. There is a plan. The Divine Will IS. Approaching March 8th’s Pisces […]
The Cayenne Monkey Year The Monkey year in the Chinese calendar provides ample opportunities for innovative spontaneity and creative experimentation. Monkey resonates with the zodiac sign of Leo—affirming that charisma, charm, and playful enthusiasm will support the shifty, stimulating environments and relations this year. The Fire Monkey confirms what we explored in previous newsletter—the shapeshifting […]
Whereas Numerology’s Personal Year describes the major motifs, situations, circumstances, and challenges you will address individually in a given year, the Universal Year describes the umbrella themes for all of humanity in 2016. 9 is the terrain we travel this year, and this landscape is summarized in one word: SURRENDER. Since the 9 year is […]
One of the most revealing techniques in Locational Astrology is called Local Space. With this tool, we can see what areas of the earth will invite a certain kind of energy to emerge for you. We can also think of Local Space as places where specific planetary “teachers” will profoundly influence all aspects of your […]
Imagine on the day of your birth, Mom or Dad lifted you up the heavens and pointed to each planet in the exact direction it was in the sky—there’s Jupiter, there’s Saturn, there’s Mercury. This is the premise for what astrologers call Local Space Lines. One way to think about Local Space lines is almost […]
Astro-Locality assists each of us in finding love, in all the right places. A famous “love-lines” example is Brad Pitt. Brad was born in Oklahoma and his Moon and Venus Local Space lines arc out through Southern California, extremely close to Hollywood. All of Venus’s representations have been actualized by Brad in this location. First, his wife Angelina and […]
As the week of Elections 2016 dawns and possibly the most unprecedented campaign in U.S. history finally ends, more Wikileaks and allegations seeming to unfold constantly. Have you listened to the riveting new interview with Julian Assange, head of Wikileaks, reveal even further shadows of the candidates?
In my new video blog below, I share the astrology of the candidates, painting deeper insights into these figures and the hidden layers of their character, including their most potent current cycles. If you’ve asked WHY we are in this current situation, this video may unveil some enlightening answers.
In addition, my last vlog revealed the Human Design of the USA’s two presidential candidates—their motivations, their emotional natures, their personal agendas, their thought processes, and so much more. Check that post out here!
May the stars light your way hOMe.
Human Design is one of the most powerful tools to gain insight into one’s “genetic” strategy to feel confident in making key life decisions. Design provides profound revelations about the USA’s two presidential candidates—their motivations, their emotional natures, their personal agendas, their thought processes, and so much more. In my new video, you will learn about all the basic Human Design components—Strategy, Type, Inner Authority, and Profile—through a deep analysis of the energetic similarities and differences of two candidates. To quote a political candidate, I hope this will bring “tremendous and big league” insight into the political circus. 😉
During the Sun’s journey through Libra every year at this time, balance and fairness in relationship always become dominant themes in our collective psyche. This theme is especially empowered now by the relational intensity and focus on shared resources, control, and power as goddes of love Venus is in the underworld throes of Scorpio.
While the vlog I recently uploaded about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s divorce is about the astrological symbols behind the end of a marriage, I also wanted to share an important and surprising new finding about what makes relationships successful and sustainable. It all has to do with “intention” behind “attention.”
The Power of Positivity
Of course, we all know that if we share some negative news or find ourselves in some emotional upheaval, we want and need support from our partners at that time. But some researchers have found that it is actually the response to good news that holds more currency for joy and connection in relationships.
According to an essay in Scientific American, researchers have found that couples who answered good news in an active-constructive way, demonstrating interest and positive reinforcement, scored higher on almost every measure of relationship satisfaction. For instance, if I share with my partner a promotion that I receive at work and my partner responds with a negative statement, like “That sounds like a lot more work!” or even with a non-engaging statement, like “That’s great, now what’s for dinner,” this can be extremely damaging to our relationship.
We want an active-constructive response, to feel like our partner “gets” us and cares about not only our news, but our individual growth. Indifference or negativity can send us or them out the door quickly, while celebrating positive news can actually help couples remain together longer, and also tends to correspond with partnership in which fun is emphasized and conflicts are diminished.
Whether a first date or a long-term commitment, think about what good news your partner has shared with you and how you can enhance it and even rephrase it with another positive affirmation. This action represents the luminous pinnacle of the sign Libra and its gift for support and focus on our partner.
I don’t often report on celebrity lives, but I have referenced Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie quite a bit in terms of Locational Astrology, and these iconic figures can teach us much about astrology, relationship dynamics, and especially now the power of Planetary Transits and the “Composite Chart”—the two as one. Hopefully these videos and chart interpretations will enlighten and inspire you.
If you haven’t been following the story, Brad and Angelina—Hollywood’s uber super couple 13 years and with 6 kids—are divorcing after Angelina filed papers a few weeks ago, citing “threats to the health of the family” as her main reason. She has also asked for full custody of their children with only visitation rights for Brad, who many sources cite as having an excessive alcohol problem. This has not been a passive, low-key proceeding with both parties’ celebrity lawyers, and Angelina’s team of three high profile lawyers. Currently, the couples have agreed to both separate and family counseling and Brad will be able to visit kids under the supervision of a therapist.
Here’s the first installment of a three part video series, focused on Brad’s cycles. Sending prayers of peaceful relations for all.
(To see the charts most clearly, please go to FullScreen 😉
Happy Autumn Equinox to you this Thursday!!
In preparing to return to the U.S. of A after four months of teaching and performing in Europe, with very little attunement to the grey skies of the American political landscape, I dialed in CNN last week to check the latest news and was called to write this essay and a few others about the Astrology of our Presidential Candidates as the “election” day appears. This one is particularly timely because it relates to Mercury Retrograde and the news of Trump’s health records. (Please note the emphasis on the shadow expressions of these signs and planets. Perhaps a larger spiritual purpose to politicians is to teach us through negative examples of what not to become….)
Mercury, planet of communication, ideas, and information, has been retrograde in Virgo (August 30-September 22)—a sign which relates specifically to health, diet, and the finer details of life. Thus, the entire retrograde period has been dominated by stories about the health, stamina, and medical records of both the candidates. During all Mercury Retrograde cycles, it’s important to read between the lines, or lies, and to find the missing information.
The story goes: as a limo driver waited for Trump out front, personal doctor of over 35 years Harold Bornstein stated, on the record, that he wrote his health report for Trump, in 5 minutes.
According to this CNN report, it stated,
“If elected, Mr. Trump, I can say unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.” This kind of extreme hyperbole, which could never be validated, reeks of Trump’s birth under the Sagittarius Full Moon. Sagittarius is the sign most known for its extravagant and exaggerated beliefs, boasted by the Sun/Uranus conjunction in Gemini, it was probably Trump himself who suggested terms like “astonishingly excellent,” with “strength and stamina extraordinary,” which according to CNN doctor Sanjay Gupta, are vague terms that are not ever used by medical doctors.
Born during a Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius, Donald Trump’s Sun and Uranus are in the sign of trickster shapeshifter Gemini, and both planets are on his North Node, his point of destiny. These are opposite his Moon in Sagitarrius on his South Node. Thus, Trump comes into this lifetime having cultivated the Sagittarian shadows of dogmatic and extreme beliefs, and foot-in-the-mouth speech, colored by an inability to censor his bold and outrageous opinions (Sun/Uranus in Gemini).
A Mercury Retrograde can be a time when this kind of shady activity can leak out. We should remember that Mercury was also the god of thieves, cheats, and liars—let’s call them con artists, possibly those who pay off others for information or public opinion. And also those who can squirm their way into the limelight by knowing the right people to feed those opinions to the public (Trump’s Sun is in the 11th house of “friends in high places”—the communal links to spheres of influence.” Thus, Trump timed his appearance on the Dr. Oz show to validate his health records.
Given that he is a Gemini Sun, we think that Trump could be more affected by a Mercury Retrograde cycle, and in this case, he tried to work it to his advantage, even though his game is obviously rigged.
We should note that Trump’s rise to this position in American politics is due mostly to the ratings he gives to the networks that air him. Leo Risings can’t hide (see George W. Bush), and are sure to get noticed even if they don’t want to (think Johnny Depp).
But Trump brings defense, aggression, and a seething desire for conflict with the planet Mars rising in fixed Leo. This is an arrogant and self-assured leader who will not take no for an answer. Indeed, there may be truth to Trump’s supposed ‘stamina,’ with the planet Mars rising (not uncommon in the charts of athletes.) But fundamentally this volcanic combination makes for outstanding media ratings. Note this comment from from the chairman and president of network CBS, Les Moonves:
“It may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS. The money’s rolling in and you know this is going to be a very good year for us. It’s a terrible thing to say but bring it on Donald, go ahead, keep going…”
I highly recommend this penetrating and insightful documentary from Al Jazeera—a seething investigation into the lack of regulation in American media and how it creates the political situation—the erosion of decomocracy in the U.S. It is important to recognize that no news outlet is neutral in the United States—all are corporately owned and have investments in airing certain opinions (Trump and Clinton) and not airing others (Bernie Sanders).
Inside the word “politics” we find “pole” as in polarizing. Politics continues to polarize and distract us from the truth of the one pulsating, all-pervasive Spirit that binds all of us, the interconnected web of life, the stardust in all our blood—no matter race, gender, religion.
In addition to Jupiter in Libra and the Fall Transits, on our teleclass next week, I will share some more insights about Trump and Clinton’s charts and what astrology might say about the results of the upcoming elections. Hope you to see you on the call.