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Look Before You Leap; Jupiter Square Neptune

This is an astrological PSA to look before you leap particularly those that have personal planets or angles in Mutable signs; Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces from now until September 21st.  Those that have planets in 14-18 degrees of mutable signs will feel the energy most however as a collective we are being encouraged to look before we leap. I would put off etching anything in stone during this period as anything you think is concrete may amount to nothing more than a mirage.

I would also check on your loved ones with addiction and escapist tendencies as these two planet in combination can produce an over estimation of what is believed to be possible. Meaning a person will be under the false belief that they are ok when in actuality they are not, they can have that drink; they can take that chance and drive that car etc.

Most nobly under the current influence of the Jupiter/Neptune spell is Brooke Mueller (if you are unfamiliar with her please feel free to Google).  She has several planets being directly influenced by Jupiter and Neptune, luckily she has reportedly checked into a rehabilitation facility and I hope she is getting the tools she needs to work through these chaotic times.

Jupiter in astrology is the where we feel a general sense of optimism (unless adversely aspected) it is where we take leaps of faith and live with an expectation that things will work out.

Neptune in astrology is associated with escapism; it is what we don’t see clearly and where we have on rose colored glasses.

A square aspect is indicative of tension.

This is the last Jupiter/Neptune square in a series of 3; the first being January 13, the 2nd being June 16 and the last being September 21st.

How to best use this energy

  • Put off major life choices until October
  • Align with a spiritual practice.
  • Read the fine print & I don’t just mean in a literal sense
  • Remember “even salt looks like sugar” don’t let appearances fool you
  • Watch the excess; this can be anything from shopping to over eating to drinking
  • Ask yourself is this real? Is what is being presented actually what is happening?
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A Beginners Guide to Understanding Astrology and Eclipses

A quick recap for those that are new to Eclipses in Astrology

  • Don’t cling to tight
  • Remain open to change
  • Go easy on yourself and others
  • They represent turning points in our lives
  • Often we experience one cycle ending so another one can begin
  • Try to disengage from any heated arguments as they likely can turn ugly
  • Since they represent fated events and wild card energy they can be quite difficult to predict for
  • We are said to be “eclipsed” so we have to trust the process, all details will be revealed as needed

Solar Eclipse or New Moon

  •  This is when the Sun & Moon are conjunct in the same sign
  • The New Moon activates one house which kicks off a new cycle
  • This signifies planting seeds,  fresh starts and initiation

Lunar Eclipse or Full Moon

  • This is when the Sun and Moon are in opposing signs
  • A Lunar Eclipse activates two houses
  • A period of endings, conclusions, choices, culmination and things reaching fruition

It is debated how long the energy stays active after an Eclipse I believe at least  6 months. You will feel the approach of an Eclipse up to a month out. It will highlight areas of life where you feel called to act and make a change. You do not have to initiate anything during Eclipse season these are changes you will feel compelled to make or changes that will be thrust up on you.

People that have Cancer Sun – Moon – Rising will always feel Eclipses since the Moon is our ruling planet

Some things to keep in mind when seeing how an Eclipse will influence your Natal Chart:

  • Look to see what house or houses are activated by the Eclipse
  • See what planets the Eclipse forms an aspect to; take into consideration what these planets represent

For Example

We have a Lunar Eclipse coming up on July 16, 2019. This involves the Sun in Cancer and the Moon in Capricorn.  This Eclipse is placed in a Cardinal Sign so the energy will likely be forceful. Collectively we are dealing with issues surrounding Cancer and Capricorn themes:

  • Our home life, perhaps changes in the family dynamic, relocating or remodeling
  • Our Relationship with our Mother, Mother in Law and women in general
  • Our emotional state, perhaps our ancestral patterns and childhood wounding
  • Our relationships as parents or with our own parents
  • Our reputation, who we are out in the world
  • Our career goals and overall life objectives

These themes will likely take center stage for everyone as a Collective Energy.  The Lunar Eclipse / Full Moon is conjunct Pluto this is an indicator that we may have to confront some shadowy aspects within. Jealousy and issues of control come to mind.

You also want to measure the Eclipse chart up against your chart to see what is being activated

For me the Eclipse Activates my 12th house and 6th house this can suggest something popping up related to work, my daily routine, perhaps something health wise. The Moon is opposite my natal Mercury. I am not a big fan of Moon/Mercury transits they can signify bad news and/or disagreements.  This signals to me to practice self care, to take the day off from work and watch for any heated disputes with people particularly at work the days leading up to the Eclipse

I hope this post gives you a greater understanding on Eclipses. May all of your changes be painless and may you navigate this period with grace and ease

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Breakups, Shakeups and Uranus Transits

Uranus is the planet associated with liberation, change and freedom. Also known as “The Great Awakener” when Uranus transits a personal planet it changes its expression. I like to think of Uranus as the woke planet. A Uranus transit will revolutionize the planet it touches delivering many ah-ha moments. If you have been in a relationship for a long period or even a short period of time (See Michelle Williams) and it just hasn’t been working and Uranus makes a visit via square, conjunction or opposition to your natal Venus or natal 7th house you will have a strong urge to break free. This isn’t to say every Uranus/Venus transit ends in divorce; sometimes it results in an affair, an open marriage, a break or staying together but living apart. Uranus can be very unpredictable so expect the unexpected. One thing is for certain it will rearrange things in such a way that you cannot go back to what was before. The best way to work with Uranus is to allow things to unfold naturally and learn to go with the flow. It can be very difficult for the more willful and ridged types, particularly those that associate change with pain. The only time change is painful is when we hold on to old paradigms that no longer serve us. Let it go and let it flow, control after all is only an illusion of the ego.
Some divorces brought on by Uranus
Mackenzie Bezos Uranus currently conjoining her Venus
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Wendy Williams Husband Kevin Hunter; Uranus squaring his Venus by 9 degrees a little bit of a wide orb for my taste, I originally predicted them divorcing in 2020 when Uranus will exactly square his Venus but some astrologers do use very wide orbs.
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When Jennifer Anniston split from her 2nd husband Uranus in Aries was sitting right on her 7th house cusp, the house of marriage.
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Geena Davis filed for Divorce when Uranus entered her 7th house as well.
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Jill Scott filed for divorce when Uranus squared her house 7th of marriage.
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Actress Michelle Williams filed for divorce; Uranus is currently square her natal Venus
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Those with planets in Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius are currently undergoing changes brought on by Uranus entering Taurus where it will remain for the next 7 years.

If you have planets in 0-10 degrees of fixed signs you can expect changes from now until April 2021
If you have planets in 10-20 degrees of fixed signs you can expect changes from April 2021 until June April 2024
If you have planets in 20-29 degrees of fixed signs you can expect changes from June 2023 until April 2026

If you have heavy Uranus or Aquarius placements in your natal chart and/or do not fear change this energy may be quite familiar and comfortable for you. It is always necessary to take the entire chart into consideration.

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Astrology & Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin’s Engagement

Surprising news was reported by TMZ today that Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber are in fact engaged. This likely came as quite the shock to on again off again ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez –with the upcoming Cancer eclipse in tight conjunction with her natal Cancer sun and square her natal moon.

You can read more about her and Justin’s chaotic synastry below

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We do not have a time of birth for Hailey Baldwin so this chart has been erected with a noon birth time

Hailey has Venus in Libra at the 29th degree we know that for sure and Uranus has been transiting opposite her Venus for quite some time. Uranus will retrograde over her Venus one last time in February 2019 before heading off into Taurus in March. Uranus transits to Venus are common transits to see during divorces and when people marry. We are limited in scope in terms of prediction without her birth time.

Justin’s major transit right now is Neptune conjunct his IC; this can fill someone with a profound sense of spirituality; it can also add a feeling of being lost and directionless. Neptune can be nebulous causing an inner sense of confusion. Neptune is approaching his Venus but will not reach it until sometime in 2020.

However Justin’s Solar Return chart has Libra on the rise indicating relationships are of importance this year, the Solar Return Sun is in the 5th house of love affairs and Uranus is placed in the 7th house –a very common placement for change in relationship status –I often see Uranus in the 7th during the years someone marries or divorces –not always- I like to use the rule of 3. Several transits, progressions AND solar return indicators.

For the Synastry

Justin Bieber’s Moon is in Libra this is what a man seeks in a wife (along with other considerations); this is the type of woman he wants to have a life with-the qualities not necessarily the sign itself. Moon in Libra wants a woman that will make a nice home, someone that is compromising; no matter how it appears on the surface Justin Bieber has a need (Moon) for partnership (Libra) and Hailey’s Venus the feminine principal – is placed in Libra.

Justin’s Moon forms a conjunction to Hailey’s Venus in Libra.

Truth be told this is one of my favorite aspects in synastry; it feels familiar and comfortable; you want to share feelings with one another. Although I do not believe it is written anywhere I feel it creates a psychic link between the two parties.

Her Neptune forms an exact square to his Moon; hard Neptune aspects to personal planets often indicates high idealism, compassion and an almost endless wellspring of forgiveness between the parties involved. This tie is indicative of a spiritual connection.

Sexually speaking; her Mars opposes his Venus (with a wide orb) this makes for great chemistry. I was having dinner with someone that noted she thought when it’s the woman’s Mars that opposes the man’s Venus the woman is often the pursuer. I had this once and I can say that was certainly the case. I would love to hear your opinion! I think it can vary depending on the man and how he feels about a woman perhaps being equally the aggressor or initiator; not every man would be comfortable with this energy.

Hailey’s Sun is almost exactly conjunct Justin’s Ascendant; I have to say I love this aspect. Sun/Moon/Venus on the Ascendant or Descendant or in the 1st or 7th house sign me up! The Sun person can really have a warming influence on the Ascendant person; they feel good to have around.

Her Sun also conjoins his North Node and Pluto; so no matter what occurs this relationship is an important part of Justin Bieber’s personal development and evolution. The Sun/ North Node conjunction and the Sun/Pluto conjunction clearly speaks of a transformative tie; one that can be all consuming.

I think they will struggle most with the element difference; Justin is water dominant and Hailey lacks water this can indicate she does not understand nor can she relate to him emotionally which is of key importance to water signs.

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Sometimes You Just Have to Go with It

Often people will ask me if they should take a job during Mercury Retrograde and I will say, “Do you have a job” and they will say “No” and I will say, “hell yes you should take the job”. I think people that are not astrologers think astrologers are always looking at the stars to make all of our life decisions and it really isn’t that way; at least not for me. Would I avoid travel during Mercury Retrograde almost always, would I be hesitant to go on a date during Venus Retrograde sure; but I rarely let the stars stop me.

Besides over the years I have wondered how much being aware really helps, sometimes I think we can really do little to stop the hands of fate.

Sometimes You Just Have to Go with It

Often people will ask me if they should take a job during Mercury Retrograde and I will say, “Do you have a job” and they will say “No” and I will say, “hell yes you should take the job”. I think people that are not astrologers think astrologers are always looking at the stars to make all of our life decisions and it really isn’t that way; at least not for me.

Would I avoid travel during Mercury Retrograde almost always, would I be hesitant to go on a date during Venus Retrograde sure; but I rarely let the astrological climate prevent me from living my life.

Besides over the years I have wondered how much being aware really helps, sometimes I think we can do little to stop the hands of fate.

I have read for many people I will caution; you are having a Neptune/Sun transit this is not a really great period for trusting and welcoming in new partners but they fall in love anyway.

I have read for women that have had Uranus transiting their 5 house and have advised them; “if you don’t want a child use a contraceptive” and guess what 9 months late I am a baby shower.

Sometimes things just happen and sometimes those things are a part of what shape us.

Someone emailed me wanting to know if they should go on vacation, they had some concerns Saturn (Lord of Karma, restrictions and delays) was transiting their 9th house (home to long distance travel) and I said 100% go ahead. I traveled to Costa Rica when Saturn was in my 9th. I was around much older people during my trip -this is a Saturn thing; older people, older places, older things.

This time I went to Peru, I have Saturn exact opposite my Jupiter ~Jupiter is the planet that rules far off destinations. This transit is very tiring, you know Saturn squeezes the life out of whatever it touches when it opposes Jupiter it’s your enthusiasm. I booked my trip anyway knowing this, I thought if anything I will just be lethargic this

It turns out while I was in Peru, they had a strike going on and it caused a lot of issues for tourism.

So, the trip was very touch and go. During one portion of our trip a group of us were up on top of these ruins and our Tour Guide announced we had to leave. At the worst I would say it was not seamless, but I got to see everything on my list, all of my hotels were lovely, and the people I met on my travels were amazing! And I wouldn’t undo or redo it if given the chance.

This is my little PSA to those just getting into astrology that sometimes you have to make your own sun and believe in the best, believe in the possibilities. You can be cautious, you can be aware, you can have a plan B, and sometimes your gut will tell you this isn’t the job, vacation, or lover for me and when it does honor that, but sometimes transits can be just hiccups not defining moments. Astrology should be a guide but not a substitution for your inner compass.

mistakes make our fate

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I am Wide Awake; Uranus Mercury Transits

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I am hardly polite on a regular day with Mars in my 3rd house sextile my Mercury but this transit (Uranus square natal Mercury) is something else. My mouth is like a loaded gun held by Betty Broderick, I just say things.  I won’t say I don’t mean these things, I do still I would rather they went unsaid.

 I am not a patient person by any means with a natal Aries Moon I do not wait ever but now my impatience is of epic proportions like none, zip, zero.

The worst part of this transit is possibly my inability to sleep even though I am exhausted!!!

I can be impolite but I can’t walk around f$#ing exhausted

Mercury is the Messenger of the Gods it rules our mental faculties, the way we think and how we communicate.

Uranus rules electricity, it’s called the “Great Liberator”, it governs flashes of insight, lightening, it is actually considered the “higher octave” of Mercury.

When they meet by a square aspect this shows stress and I promise you I am stressed that I can’t sleep.

I can not confess I had any flashes of brilliance and if they ever do come I hope they arrive mid day while i am at the gym or with pen in hand

But for right now it isn’t like I am up all night writing novels or giving astrology readings. I am just up tossing and turning a glass of wine, a sleeping pill, it doesn’t matter I am still wide awake

This transit lasts through 2018 Here is to hoping I don’t have to wait till then to sleep

I am wide awake by Katy Perry is the theme song

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Saturn Opposite Jupiter Transit; A Crisis of Faith 

Perhaps I should have called my first post on Saturn opposite Jupiter transit “a crisis of faith” that’s what it is really and the closer the orb gets the greater the crisis will be I imagine. Make it till January Danielle that’s all you have to do; that is what I tell myself.

I can be a runner in some ways but I have decided to face my shit so I’m no longer carrying it with me. When sad in typical Cancer fashion I call out sick and stay home for a week to nurse my wounds. This time I have decided to confront my them head on. After all we can’t heal what we refuse to face.

Jupiter governs the 9th house in astrology home to religion, beliefs, and politics when Saturn is in hard aspect to Jupiter via transit your beliefs come into question. I have found people have been talking to me about “God” more so than ever before.  I was checking in a guest and he asked me if God exists, a colleague wanted to know why people post Pray for Syria and if God existed would this be happening? I don’t believe in God- not in the sense- one man is in the clouds dictating our lives. I have never believed in God like that. My guest called me a Humanist when I explained this to him. I shy away from labels generally speaking. How very Aquarius rising of me

I encountered an issue recently that set me back financially and a disappointment in my love life that was harsh. Disappointment can be debilitating to me I am naturally so hopeful. Disappointments in love are not an anomaly I have Saturn in the 7th house it sorts of comes with the territory. This year numerologicaly (universally) has been a nine year this signifies the end of a cycle.  I can see a montage of bad relationships choices laid out in front of me. The culmination of bad choices I refuse to carry with me into 2017! I refuse.

Stop putting hope in false prophets may be another Saturn opposite Jupiter catch phrase. “I release the pattern within my consciousness that created this condition” is one of my daily Louise Hay Affirmations I’m forever drawn to melancholic men that wear sadness like a cloak. The next one has to be happy I tell myself that should be the #1 criteria You can’t save anyone shit sometimes you can’t even love them; they won’t let you.

“When you have lived in a Dungeon for a very long time the light when you see it can actually hurt your eyes” – Marianne Williamson

So, here is Saturn calling me on my Jupiterian beliefs. I believe in Law of Attraction I believe in working with the cycles of your life I love Eckhart Tolle and Abraham Hicks I believe (such a Jupiter word) in those teachings so now it’s time to find practical application for them (Saturn) I have a social media account that’s comprised of astrology but also of spiritual texts I can tweet Louise Hay all day but if I’m not living it well that’s just bullshit. You aren’t what you say you will do…. you are what you do. (Ah a major 2016 lesson) so it’s time to get real (Saturn) about my spirituality (Jupiter) it’s time to go to work on it. It’s time to wake up and go balls to the wall with my faith. Transcend my own man-made prisons, change my subconscious limiting beliefs, not crumble in the face of disappointment and truly believe that “everything is working out for me”.  I will drag my ass out of bed and one day at a time, one affirmation at a time, one mediation at a time align with the belief (Jupiter) that within the next 4 weeks when this transit is over, I will be shiny and new.

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Saturn the Buzz Kill to Jupiter

I am tired, drained really, I do not have much energy and I feel the energy I do have is spent doing what I have to do, I don’t really have any excess to do the things I want to do. I have the Sun in the 5th house my identity, my journey if you will is centered around love and creativity. The 5th house is the house of joy; being weighed down with extra responsibilities is exhausting.

It is very important that you tend to your natal Sun, that you nourish it with the activities suggested by the house that it is placed in. 6th house Sun, fitness time and order will really help you flourish. If you have a 9th house Sun schedule a vacation or attend a lecture. Wherever our Sun is placed we need to remember to feed it.

Energetically I always run very high I have Sun square Moon, a Cardinal T square in my chart along with a Grand Fire Trine. Cardinal signs are doers. My Mom said she was going to buy me a makeup bag that read “I am busy” because I always am. I laugh at people that have the time to correct my grammatical errors on twitter, I am pretty sure they aren’t doing all that I do in a day. Running, going, writing, working, giving readings, taken a class, on and on and on until this week I hit a wall.

The culprit; Saturn is opposite my Jupiter via transit

Saturn Rules

  • Responsibility
  • Time
  • Work
  • Boundaries
  • Lessons
  • Practicality Zzzzzzz

According to Jeanne Avery in Astrological Aspects Your Inner Dialogs

Saturn “describes shoulds, musts, and ought’s”

“Saturn is the testing ground of life and indicates the greatest karmic lesson to be learned”

I don’t do Saturn very well.

I believe if you look to the natal chart you will see how hard a transit for you will be. Not all astrologers believe this; I think if you are heavy say Plutonian Pluto transits will be easier for you because you are familiar with that energy. I have Pluto square my Sun, opposite my Moon exact, trine Jupiter, sextile Saturn, Neptune & Midheaven and trine my Ascendant. Pluto is woven into me, death and rebirth it all comes naturally. I just finished a Pluto opposite Sun square Moon transit and it was pretty much all gravy.

But Saturn transits god you can find me lying in bed weeping.

I am just not very good with rules and structure I prefer to be free floating.

Saturn is now opposing my natal Jupiter in the 4th house it will be exact on New Year’s Eve Oh the joy

Jupiter Represents

  • Expansion
  • Optimism
  • Good Luck
  • Joy

“The Jupitarian quality is a marvelous combination of practicality and enthusiasm. The reverse quality is disappointment. If the aim is too high and the goals are missed the individual can be paralyzed by the letdown” –Jeanne Avery

You want to look where Jupiter and Sagittarius are placed in your natal chart to see where you feel lucky or optimistic. I have Sagittarius on my Midheaven, I think this gives me a hope that things will work out and when they don’t, I would say I am greatly disappointed. I usually work from an inner knowing which stems from my natal Jupiter in the 4th house. The 4th house is the root of the chart and reflects what we carry deep within us among other things. So, I have never been a 5-year planner I am a go with the flow listen to my own guidance sort of person.

I intuit mostly everything I do. I announced the other day at work I was booking a trip to Machu Piccchu and my colleague said Oh Peru…I had no idea where it even was! I sort of get called to do things

I have written before that I do not feel Jupiter brings us lotto wins or grand romances, I think it infuses the planet or house with an optimism and belief that everything will be ok and usually it is until it isn’t.

And that brings me to Saturn opposite Jupiter

Saturn squashes the belief, the optimism, the joy that Jupiter holds. It tests (Saturn always tests) your beliefs, your truths, your inner workings (if Jupiter is in the 4th house).

Robert Hand writes in his book Planets in Aspect about Saturn opposite Jupiter transit

“During this time your opportunities for growth and expansion are limited”.

PROBABLY BECAUSE YOU ARE TOO F&%ING TIRED TO DO ANYTHING

“You often feel as if your personal freedom is unduly limited by others”.

“This transit is a useful if not always pleasant encounter with reality”

Saturn squelches the joy and optimism of Jupiter don’t let anyone ever tell you any different.

For those of you that have this natal oppositions can work like a swinging door so you can be optimistic, joyful, overly eager and then fall victim to Saturn the disappointment, melancholy, and depression can kick in. Robert Plletier writes in “Planets in Aspect” those that have this natal

“You fluctuate between knowing what you are worth to having doubts about your value”

I know this isn’t the worst transit, (those will happen for me in 2018 when Saturn enters Capricorn, I seriously just finished recovering from Saturn in Libra) that’s the beauty that comes with age when you are young you think this will never end, when you are older and know astrology you can simply open your ephemeris and say I may have to drag my uninspired tired ass all the way through December but as of January 1st this transit is over and I can go back to being my high energy manic self perhaps with a few lessons in the bag.

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A Brief Post On: Saint Denise Richards

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A Brief Post On: Saint Denise Richards

This will be a brief post on actress Denise Richards

I have heard several people most famously Wendy Williams refer to Denise Richards as a Saint

I knew in that instant Denise must have a prominent Neptune.

A planet is considered prominent if it conjunct an angle or placed in an angular house 1,4,7 and 10 or on personal planets Sun, Moon, Venus, Mars in hard aspect (square, conjunction and opposition)

Denise Richards Sun in Aquarius is squared by Neptune

When someone has a prominent Neptune, they are often confused about their own identity, this is very common when placed in the 1st house.

With Neptune on the Sun people will see the person through a Neptunian Veil so they can be the sinner the saint, the Madonna the whore, the victim or the martyr.

So, this is what happens to Denise this is why people refer to her as a Saint but if you ask someone like Say Heather Locklear, she might have a different opinion. After all Heather and Denise were good friends (allegedly) and Denise slept with her husband…ex-husband? Richie Sambora. So, ah-ha maybe she is a sinner

With a prominent Neptune the swing is wide, people will whip up fabrications about you and project traits onto you that you do not even possess.

This Neptune square Sun can also attribute to Denise Richards being a Bond Girl, she embodies sex appeal. Neptune rules fantasies. She has posed for Playboy as well. Denise also has worked with animal charities that is another side to Neptune giving to less fortunate, she also has adopted a child which to me is the embodiment of selflessness.

The Sun in a woman’s life rules the Men in the woman’s life. Denise has a very close relationship with her Father or that’s how it appears. Sun/Neptune can result in a variety of ways

  • You don’t know your father, something about him is vague
  • Your father was an addict
  • Your father was something Neptunian, actor artist etc.
  • Your father can be like God you experienced him through that Neptunian Veil 

I looked but can’t find any quotes Denise has said about her father but given how close they seem I can only suppose she sees him as –everything

Women with Sun/Neptune in hard aspect to one another should to be careful when selecting a marriage partner because you will likely attract men you want to save, men with addiction issues, men that are unclear to you, vague in some manner on the more positive end artistic men. You can see how Charlie Sheen embodies these attributes

Just want to add with all the news regarding Charlie Sheen not paying child support to Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller (or trying to reduce his payments)

Charlie Sheen has Venus in 18 degrees of Libra

Denise Richards has Venus in 13 degrees of Capricorn

Brooke Mueller has Venus in 17 Degrees of Cancer

Venus is the planet of money (amongst other things) and all 3 of their Venus’ are in Cardinal signs caught up with Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. I already wrote extensively about Charlie Sheens financial decline here

https://starsmoonandsun.com/2015/11/19/a-charlie-sheen-update/

I hoped those 2 ladies put some money away for a rainy day. Umbrellas up.

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Rising Sign what you see is not Always what you get

The rising sign is the front door to the natal chart. It is the ruler of the 1st house it is what people get when they don’t really know you.  It’s a façade, window dressing in a way. It’s the outer layer, it’s the shell, it’s the mask that protects the Sun sign. Not everyone is worthy of your Sun, maybe you are not comfortable expressing your Sun to everyone. My Gemini colleague always tells me: when you go on dates don’t send your representative. That’s the rising sign, your representative; the Sun is who you are.

In the book “The Rising Sign Your Astrological Mask” Jeanne Avery writes

“The Ascendant is interpreted as indicative of the individual’s personality as well as his appearance. It also indicates the circumstances of childhood”.

“it is the rising sign that indicates an individual’s particular outlook on life”

“The ascendant can act like a wall or a façade that an individual erects around himself”

“It describes the part of the personality that is most easily expressed”

“It is how a person allows others to see him”

I have known this man for years and recently began dating him. And as we grew closer, I thought wow he is not who I thought he was or rather he is different then who I thought he was. I was talking about him to someone and she asked: what do you like about him and I spoke about how polite he is, I am not polite so the energy can be intriguing to me. And he pulls out my chair and opens my door and he can be very chivalrous and strong. He hardly curses, he takes charge in a way …I never have to plan a thing with him. She said oh you like all his Taurus traits. He has Taurus on the rise with a Gemini Sun.

For years I got his Taurus Ascendant, charming I would say nice. He can wear a paper bag and look good. Clothes just fall beautifully on Taurus rising, something about him seems refined and elegant. (Venus traits though more pronounced in Libra)

Then in walked that Gemini Sun

That’s how it works once he became comfortable with me, I got to see more of his natural self. He is funny and quick witted; his mind is vibrant. All those Gemini traits…but you know they can be hard to pin down energetically they aren’t like home body loving Taurus.

This isn’t to say he isn’t still chivalrous; he is and god knows in typical Taurus fashion he seems immovable and can be concerned with appearances. Venus ruled risings can be very much, “but what will the neighbors think”. He has commented on how I don’t care what anyone thinks.

Nope sure don’t. I have Aquarius rising.

I am sure at first, he experienced me as aloof, indifferent, laid back

Oh, how I laugh

My Aquarius rising masks my Cancer Sun

My Cancer Sun can lean toward needy and in need of 24/7/365 constant admiration

Let’s be honest Gemini isn’t about that life and Cancer isn’t about Gemini’s need for exploration or flirting or childlike tendencies

These are 2 radically different Sun Sign/Rising Sign match ups.

This is a case of what you see is not what you get.

Have you ever dated someone who turned out radically different then you thought they were?

Let me know