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The Astrology of Joan Jett & Her Rebellious Aquarius Moon








On my flight to Greece recently I watched a documentary about singer-song writer Joan Jett entitled “Bad Reputation”.  I have always felt Joan Jett was an iconic, bad ass chick and this film only solidified that feeling. Her energy pretty much speaks for itself. The entire time I was watching the film I could not help but wonder what her moon sign was. I am not particularly proficient at guessing astrological placements. At first I thought perhaps it was in Aries, since she herself seemed to defy “feminine norms” for that period in time and her band the Runaways was considered “groundbreaking” having challenged the concepts of gender roles in music. When I finally landed and had access to WIFI it made perfect sense to discover Joan Jett has her Moon in the electrifying, non-conformist, futuristic sign of Aquarius.
Aquarius is governed by Uranus (Modern Ruler) which is associated with electricity. Joan Jett was given an electric guitar for Christmas one year. According to a recent New Yorker interview “Joan Jett’s Raw Inclusive Rock and Roll” by Sarah Larson. Shortly after receiving the guitar she took lessons where her teacher advised her “Girls don’t play rock and roll.
 “When the Moon is placed in the rebellious sign of Aquarius the native will revolt against social norms.  This is a placement that does not want to be boxed in. Aquarius is a sign that is ahead of society that is why they are symbolized by the water bearer glyph. Not to be confused with a water sign; Aquarius is a highly evolved yet emotionally detached air sign. The symbolization represents them sharing their knowledge and wisdom with the world. 
Horses are associated with Sagittarius and birds correspond with Aquarius, this gives you inkling on the driving force behind two signs that are more attached to freedom than they are to anyone or anything else.
Aquarius is the sign of the non-conformist and the woman with the Moon in Aquarius will not express her femininity in a traditional manner, it will be electrifying and her emotional responses; unexpected.
Joan Jett was a revolutionary force that paved the way for other women performers.  While watching the film you can see she must have been an integral part of changing the way women in the music industry were seen.
“Rebellion for its own sake is for him a virtue, and he may occasionally do or say something bizarre just to see the effect it will have on other people” – Alexander RupertiIf
If you watch interviews with Joan Jett the theme of rebellion comes up quite often.  We can learn a lot from her live and let live attitude, to her never being defined by what society said she should and should not be.
 “Some people call me a rebel, but I just feel I’m living my life and doing what I want to do. Sometimes people call that rebellion especially when you are a woman”- Joan Jett
“At a very young age I decided I was not going to follow women’s rules”- Joan Jett
While Aries Moon women are known to also shatter glass ceilings and often come equipped with the title “the first woman to_______”.  I should have known Joan Jett was an Aquarius Moon since she initially started out in an all-girl band. Aquarius is associated with groups.  Aquarius rules the 11th house in astrology which governs like-minded friends and group associations.  She also made mention of being a misfit or an outsider and being brought together with other people that did not fit in.  This energy of being on the peripheral of society combined with her first album being rejected by 23 studios was a clear indication of someone possessing Uranus ruled planets in the birth chart.
Aquarius is often cast in the role of outsider. I always suggest to those that have personal placements in Aquarius to be true to themselves. You have to own your individuality.  Planets placed in Aquarius are revolutionary and the price to pay for being ahead of your time is not fitting in with the majority of society. Joan Jett has Saturn squaring her Sun, Mercury and Venus so on some level perhaps she incarnated knowing life would be difficult but she was clearly up for the challenge.
 “Live your life outside the box, blow off all the empty talk; they focus on the things you’re not. Just walk your walk” –Joan Jett.
“Original, creative and self-sufficient. Gives the feeling he or she really doesn’t need anyone. Too much closeness seems oppressive. Can only be in a place where all the doors and windows are open. Only acts on free will. When put on the spot or under pressure this person rebels” -Moon in Aquarius –Keywords for Astrology
“Just be yourself and everything will fall in line, the way life is supposed to be” – Joan Jett
“Independence is their primary guiding principal” Stephen Arroyo on Aquarius Moons
While reading through some of Joan Jett’s quotes another Aquarius Moon came to mind, novelist Charlotte Bronte who once wrote: “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will. “I would always rather be happy than dignified
“I will leave you with one more quote -the author I believe is unknown but I have no doubt whoever said it was in possession of a bad ass revolutionary Aquarius Moon

strong women  




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The Astrology of King Henry VIII & His Wives

King Henry

I recently began watching The Spanish Princess on Starz; it is based on the early life of Catherine of Aragon and the rocky path she traveled to become the first wife of Henry VIII and the Queen of England. The way the relationship is displayed on the show Catherine and Henry had a natural affinity toward one another.

According to the website: www.historyextra.com

“He adored her: she was, we are told, ‘the most beautiful creature in the world’. She was 23, plump and pretty, and had beautiful red-gold hair that hung below her hips. Henry spoke openly of the joy and felicity he had found with Catherine.”

I believe that Henry loved Catherine of Aragon – I believe she is reflected perfectly in his natal chart. Prior to comparing a couple’s synastry we have to look at each partners natal potential.

Henry’s moon sign was in the bold sign of the warrior; Aries. The Moon sign reflects what Henry needed and sought in a woman combined with Venus and the 7th house. When you google Catherine of Aragon; one of the first phrases to pop up are the words: Catherine of Aragon daughter of the Warrior Queen. (The moon also reflects how we experienced our mother)

You can read more about women with Aries Moon here:
ARIES MOON WOMEN AKA WARRIOR QUEENS

Catherine of Aragon

Catherine of Aragon was not some wife that was seen but not heard. She was the true embodiment of the Aries Moon attributes (she too possessed an Aries Moon) while Henry was off at battle it was her that he left in charge to command forces; serving as Regent. It is rumored she even put on Armor and was prepared to fight.  She was many things including a survivor having to live in “aristocratic poverty” in between her marriage to Arthur and Henry.

Henry also had Venus in Gemini; while many sites contribute this to his fickle love nature Venus in Gemini also strongly suggests he valued a woman that was intelligent and interesting. Catherine was highly educated and studied a variety of subjects from law to dance to genealogy and weaving to name a few. Her natal Mercury was in Sagittarius while this may be in detriment it does indicate someone that is high-minded. Some sites even state Catherine was a pioneer for women’s education.

Pioneer by the way is another Aries Moon adjective.

Henry has Venus elevated, you can see it all the way up near the Midheaven this does suggest a variety of things; marrying someone that can enhance your status is one manifestation. Venus in the 10th house is not the most comfortable of placements; it does suggest relationships have an element of formality.  Henry marrying Catherine was a Venus in the 10th house affair;  Henry had a lot to gain from being with Catherine considering Spain was a powerful ally.  I do believe this was a mutually beneficial relationship; Catherine had the Sun in Capricorn the Sun is what a woman seeks in a man and Capricorn is a sign that is concerned with status (though it has various ways of manifesting). His Sun also conjoins her Midheaven indicating this is a man she thought could assist her with accomplishing her worldly ambitions and life goals.

When we superimpose Henry and Catherine’s charts on top of one another we can see they have:

Moon conjunct Moon; this strongly suggests they had similar needs and can find they are at home with one another quite easily.

Henry’s Saturn conjoins Catherine’s Venus; this shows the coming together.  I have no doubt at all that this aspect alone strongly contributed to them enduring 24 years of marriage.

Catherine’s North Node (The North Node indicates where we are headed) falls in Henry’s 7th house which tells us this relationship was destined. This doesn’t necessarily indicate long term success but it does reveal that this connection is one that will assist both parties in terms of spiritual development.

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When we look at Anne Boleyn natal chart she has Venus in Aries; here we  find another woman that is the embodiment of what Henry sought in a woman. When I google her I find an array of terms; a bitch, a feminist, bold, mean and ill tempered. Let me first say women with personal placements in Aries believe we can do whatever a man can do. We consciously or unconsciously make strides toward uniting the gender gap. With the Moon and Venus being feminine planets placed in Aries a masculine sign you can see how this manifests.

I will say this as well about Aries placements we are not necessarily moral but we are certainly selfish. Aries has a strong desire to be first. Venus in Aries has no desire to play 2nd fiddle to another woman.

While Anne had her natal Sun placed in slow moving Taurus she had a dignified Mercury in Gemini which would contribute to her being an interesting conservationist and someone that was quick witted.

Anne has 2 charts erected with different times of birth I am using the one that places the moon in Pisces as that is the one that makes sense based on the events that have taken place.

Anne had her Natal Sun in the 10th house similar to Catherine of Aragon  this is woman that wants a man that is “someone”. She is attracted to men that are in charge and have power.

Anne Boleyn had her natal moon in the dreamy sign of Pisces; her moon conjoined Henry’s Descendant. The Descendant represents the qualities we often reject in ourselves and seek in a mate. I live for 7th house overlays to be honest and though relationships can thrive without them I prefer to see them in synastry. When a person’s moon falls in our 7th house you desire to be emotionally close with them; this relationship is based on feelings. We have a sense of connecting with lost parts of ourselves when a person’s personal planets fall in our 7th house; it is a powerful connection.

When we look at the house overlays we also see

Henry’s Venus in Gemini conjoined Anne’s Mercury in Gemini I believe this is the aspect that strongly contributed to his desire to express his affection verbally through letters. When Mercury makes an aspect to another person’s Venus we enjoy speaking to them, with these planets being in Gemini I believe this element is strongly enhanced. Communication can even become flowery and romantic.

Henry’s Moon in Aries also formed an almost perfect conjuction to Anne’s Venus in Aries. I have personally had this aspect with someone (In Aries) and I can tell you it is romantic and affectionate. When the moon meets Venus the 2 parties can have a telepathic link with one another and a desire to dance, listen to music and enjoy life is strongly enhanced in one another’s presence.

If you read King Henry’s love letters to Anne you will find this aspect  speaks for itself.

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Anne of Cleves was the only other wife with a published date of birth. Henry had this marriage annulled and it is widely reported he found Anne of Cleves unattractive. I personally find her to be one of the more interesting of the women he married.  She was a Libra Sun oddly considering she never remarried. However that Libra Sun reports to her natal Venus in Virgo. Venus in Virgo can very much be the sign of the single woman. If we take a look at the 9 of Pentacles in Tarot; this is the card associated with Venus in Virgo. Here we find a woman in a lavish garden surrounded by all she needs.

Out of all the wives I think she made out best with homes, a full staff as well as financial compensation.  Most importantly she was not locked away or beheaded. We do not have Anne of Cleves birth time so I cannot tell in which house Henry’s Venus and Jupiter fall for her.  You will often find one person financially benefiting from another with hard Venus/Jupiter contacts or Jupiter/Venus falling in  the others 2nd or 8th house. I am not sure as to why she benefited from him nor can I say why he found her unattractive other than the fact that Anne of Cleves was a Libra Sun and Mercury. Libra is the sign opposing Henry’s Moon in Aries. With that being said her Sun formed an opposition to his Moon which strongly suggests this was a Karmic connection. Perhaps with her natal Jupiter conjunct his natal Sun for reasons unbeknownst to us she manifested a level of generosity with in him. Jupiter has an expansive nature. Could it be that her Jupiter in Cancer conjoining his Sun in Cancer -the sign of family-was the reason she became known as “The Kings Beloved Sister”? Interesting to note Anne of Cleves Libra planets Sun, Mercury and Mars fell in the Kings natal 2nd house. The 2nd house is how and where we spend our money.

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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.
Jill Scott
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

Selena Gomez & Justin Bieber

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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Saturn; Men that mistreat and have an inability to relate to women

I have been thinking about men that have an inability to relate or treat women well lately. As accusations have popped up in the media I have periodically checked the accused Natal Charts and felt the majority of those whose behavior was questionable almost if not always had an afflicted Moon and/or Venus. The Moon and Venus are the feminine principals in the natal chart. The Moon is associated with our needs and our relationship with women starting with our own Mother and Venus correlates with the relationship aspect; it represents how we receive and reciprocate love.

Almost all of the men listed have Moon in Capricorn, Venus or Moon in Hard aspect to Saturn or Venus in Capricorn (at least the ones I am familiar with)

Charlie Rose
Harvey Weinstein
James Toback
Ray Moore
Louis CK
Brett Ratner
Paul Haggis
Tony Robbins

This is NOT to say everyone will have the Harvey Weinstein way of abusing women, but having the Moon or Venus in the 10th house, in Capricorn or having Venus or the Moon in hard aspect (conjunction, square, opposition) to Saturn suggests at the very least an inability to relate to women and perhaps a propensity to disregard women, love, and the emotional side of oneself.

Anytime we are speaking of Saturn aspects and planets in Capricorn; along with personal planets; we are speaking of restrictive and an uncomfortable expression of the planet. Personal planets placed in Capricorn are awkward in expression, serious and melancholic. After all they are filtered through Saturn.

Saturn is the planet of authority in astrology, where it is placed a person feels blocked and restricted. Saturn placements come with fear and apprehension. So when we have Saturn associated with the Moon there is an inherit fear of perhaps opening up emotionally and when Saturn correlates to Venus at the VERY least an inability or struggle to give and receive love. That part of us is blocked and takes a bit of work to overcome.

Let’s take a look at Saturn described by various astrologers:

“It is Saturn’s nature to play a specific role, which is parental, and authoritive and which speaks to the wayward child within. The kind of authority Saturn represents is also sternly patriarchal. It stands for cold logic, structure, and discipline” –Katharine Merlin

So the person that has Saturn afflicting or in aspect to their personal planets wants to hold all of the control. There is an element of not wanting to meet someone ½ way. I have Saturn in my 7th house so I know this well. I attract ridged types and I am also aware of my tendency in the past to want things completely my way or the high way. But there is no place in love for rigid behavior or making demands, love needs to flow like water, free and unencumbered.

Saturn’s energy can be restrictive and miserly think of the 4 of pentacles Tarot card which is associated with Mars in Capricorn this is the person- (IMO)-that looks like someone that is blocked off to love, holds everything close to the vest, guarding the heart chakra with a big pentacle.

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“Because Saturn’s energy is naturally constrictive wherever Saturn is found in the natal chart there is often an area or part of life characterized by a sense of lack or even emptiness. For this reason a strongly placed Saturn can indicate a dominant sense of inadequacy in the basic character structure, fear. Rigidly and insecurity often covered up by behavior which blindly conforms to external values and to the voice of authority” –Katharine Merlin

“Difficult aspects between Saturn and other planets indicate blocks between the conscience/superego and the other parts of psyche and its within such aspects that many neurotic conflicts take shape” –Katharine Merlin

All of this energy is carried over to the intimate relationships when Saturn is associated with Moon and Venus in a man’s natal chart. SO here you have the attitude of

I am in charge

I am the boss

I say when

I am the one to dictate, plan and control

The ever defiant: I will not let you in

“Saturn is the no saying parent as well as the withholding, denying, and even punitive outer experience. The effect is blockage and contraction as well as inner conflict and fear” –Katharine Merlin

Anyone that has ever cared for one of these men can tell you it is like having a door slammed in your face again and again. All of the inherit defense mechanisms are activated in relationships as well as the unconscious fear of not being truly lovable.

It would seem the harder you try to get close to them often the more outlandishly unacceptable the behavior becomes.

The swing is wide with this variety of men anywhere from the Harvey Weinsteins to those that remain trapped IN fear consciousness and run away from intimacy, often projecting the lack on to intimate partners in seek of perfection.

Moon In Capricorn or in hard aspect to Saturn or in the 10th house

The Moon is not well placed in Capricorn; it is similar to Saturn in the 4th house, Moon in the 10th house and Moon in hard aspect to Saturn. This reflects the coolness of the mother figure, perhaps growing up in an environment where the child had to act as an adult, or the Mother was inhibited in showing emotional expression. In turn the child turns into an adult that is emotionally repressed, distant and has difficulty expressing affection, this is a common placement in those that over drink and can show an inability to connect with women in an easy manner.

Some Famous men with this placement –George Clooney, he married later in life, Brad Pitt who has recently opened up about his alcohol addiction, Johnny Depp, Gerard Butler, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Matt Damon, Ryan Gosling , David Beckham and Andrew McCarthy he has moon in Capricorn and Saturn square Venus and has been very open about his fear of commitment.

Moon in Capricorn: “ruled by Saturn which is structuring and extremely controlling energy; tend to hold the Moons energy in; an uncomfortable, place for its emotionality and changeability to operate. –Katharine Merlin

Moon in Capricorn: “like the rings of Saturn this guy surrounds himself with a protective wall, striving not to rely on anyone. He draws clear boundaries so nobody gets to close. The safest emotion is well controlled-depression-anger, aggression and even joy are too apt to rock the boat” –Donna Cunningham

Moon in Capricorn: “instinctive reactions to life that are characterized by self-control and caution, and sometimes by defensiveness or negativity that is almost shocking” –Stephen Arroyo

On the challenging end planets and points placed in Capricorn are depressing; Saturn squelches all the joy and jubilance out of the placement, making it restricted, fearful and cautious. (I believe hard aspects can be overcome with conscious awareness and effort)

Not only will a man with moon in Capricorn or in hard aspect be strongly melancholic and have difficulty relating to women they also have an underlining fear of not getting their own needs met.

When we see the moon making a hard aspect to Saturn or Saturn placed in the 4th house or the moon placed in the 10th house the emotions are unable to freely flow they are repressed and blocked. If a man can not relate to himself emotionally (or any gender for that matter) how will they be able to adequately relate, respect and understand the emotions of a woman? Unless they are actively choosing a life geared toward breaking karmic, parental/societal conditioning, toxic masculinity and patriarchal dominance. These aspects suppress the yin energy within oneself, hence they are cut off and do not have access to it.

Moon square Saturn: “A male with this aspect feels that women are not to be trusted…he may feel that it isn’t masculine to care, to be emotional to be responsive” – Donna Cunningham

Moon opposite Saturn: “some of these men marry women they do not love and carry on love affairs outside the marital relationship, for they don’t wish to establish a secure marriage with someone they love. The attitude seems to be based on the fear of loss of love” –Donna Cunningahm

Moon Opposite Saturn: “Some men feel they cannot demonstrate love on an emotional level, contact with women is merely sexual” –Donna Cunnigham

Venus in Capricorn, Venus in hard aspect to Saturn or Venus in the 10th house

Venus in Capricorn: “There is a great deal of self-control and self-containment. The deeper emotions are rather hard to express and they would rather show their feelings or appreciation for another person through action or duty rather than verbalization” –Stephen Arroyo

Venus in Capricorn: “Authority and control are two keynotes of the sign of Capricorn and they are expressed here as a need to have some kind of control over other people in most types of relationships or to recognize issues of power in interpersonal dealings” –Stephen Arroyo

Venus square Saturn: “this square shows a great deal of contractedness, fear and inhibition, -in terms of the ability to love and be loved in return……..the problem is that for various of reasons on a deeply internal and unconscious level there’s an ingrained conviction that one is not lovable, so that those who do show love are viewed with suspicion and ultimately rejected while those who withhold love galvanize and fascinate” –Katharine Merlin

Venus opposite Saturn: “Like the square this opposition shows emotional contradiction and inhibition. Outward forms-duty, obligation and role playing often take precedence over the hearts inclinations…..the female principal and maternal image tends to be negative; vulnerability and needs are perceived as weakness”- Katharine Merlin

Venus Opposite Saturn: “This often represents an individual who has losses in love because the psyche is programmed to lose; this individual may fall in love, with someone who is unavailable or with someone who dies or makes him intensely miserable” – Betty Lundstead

Regarding Saturn in aspect to Venus generally speaking Betty Lundsted: “The hard aspects between these planets sometimes cause an individual to pursue only career goals, for the emotional life may be suppressed”. If we become a victim of the aspect we often create the same relationship problems our parents had, we project our parents’ values onto those people we love and we may develop an extremely pessimistic attitude about loving. When pessimism is rampant it usually indicates that all the energies are put into the accumulation of money, for money is a trustable commodity”.

Some famous men with Saturn square or opposite Venus; Again we see Johnny Depp, we also have Robert Deniro, Bruce Willis, Bill Maher, James Franco, Jude Law, Gerard Butler, Matt Damon, Frank Sinatra, Michael Phelps, (a lot of politicians have the opposition ) John McCain, Ted Cruz are 2 samples off the top.

You can see the ability to give and receive love is challenged; a person with these aspects may go towards someone unavailable and walk away from someone totally free. Naturally we must always look at the person’s entire natal chart to make full proper assessments as well as see how far they are in their personal life journey. It is not uncommon for men with this aspect to put up barriers (Saturn) when it comes to love, isolate themselves or shun and devalue the feminine parts of one’s self and the feminine principal in others in lieu of more worldly tangible accomplishments. At worst they are the Harvey Weinsteins of the world or they remain so tightly in their own self-protective bubble you will never be able to penetrate their walls.

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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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Bill O’Reilly Harassment Allegations & his Afflicted Moon 

I do not know anything about Bill O’Reilly as a person or someone as an on-air personality. He has very bad energy so he isn’t someone I care too watch. I personally think the entire energetic field surrounding Fox News is dark like someone needs to come in with a huge sage and wipe it clean. Having recently read about the sexual harassment claims looming over Bill O’Reilly I took a moment to look at his chart.

I do not believe in public crucifixion; I strongly believe every one has a right to due process; with that being said Bill O’ Reilly has a severely afflicted Moon to the 10th power LOL

The Moon in a person’s chart indicates many things, early home life, emotional responses, eating habits, the relationship with the mother & for men it is very significant of the relationship they have with women; the type of women they attract and essentially by aspect how they relate and feel toward the women in their life.

As a woman if I met Bill O’Reilly and ran his chart after a first date, I would not be available for a second. It’s challenging to be polite, dreadful if I am being completely honest.

Bill O’Reilly has his natal Moon in Aries this is not a comfortable place for the Moon this usually signifies a turbulent home life or combative relations with women. This is the energy of Mars (God of War) filtered through the planet that rules emotions and women.

His Moon (emotions) opposes his Mercury (planet of communication/ Messenger of the Gods) this makes for a person that often allows his feelings (Moon) to interfere with his reasoning (Mercury) ability

Bill O’Reilly also has Moon opposite Venus (Bill Cosby has the square) This is a red flag for me in terms of dating. This man often has more than one relationship going on at the same time. He is conflicted between what he seeks in a wife (Moon sign) and emotionally (Moon sign) and what he desires in a girlfriend or how he relates to women (Venus). He doesn’t feel the woman he wants is available in one package. This man is conflicted and finds it hard to relate and navigate relationships with women.

The Moon and Venus are both feminine principals. “Emotionally both the male and female with this opposition have difficulty in relationships” writes the brilliant Betty Lundsted in her book Astrological Insights into Personality.

Lundstead goes on to say the male with this aspect “doesn’t really like his own emotional nature; he doesn’t really like his Mother and he therefor doesn’t really feel comfortable with women” This dislike of women can manifest in the abusive treatment of women” Lundstead continues.

To me that aspect is always a major red flag I cannot stress that enough.

As if this wasn’t enough O’Reilly also has Mars (God of War & Planet of aggression) forming a square to his moon and Venus to me this signifies a man that is abusive toward women, pushy on women. Let’s not forget Mars also corresponds with sex; these aspects also create a man that may love a woman but she isn’t the type he wants to ravish sexually.

Lundstead writes “the excess of this aspect tends to make one angry” Mars aspecting the Moon is almost a double influence of the Aries moon. O’Reilly has been accused of domestic abuse toward his ex-wife and clearly his chart is a reflection of that energy.

Lastly, he has Moon opposite Neptune (Bill Cosby has the conjunction) this man usually has difficulty understanding what a woman should be. Remember Neptune is what we don’t see clearly; men with Neptune on the Moon often categorize women as a whore or a saint and have difficulty understanding women as multidimensional beings. Lunstead writes “men get a distorted image of what a woman should be when they have this aspect”

If you want to know how a man will treat you follow the moon and if it looks like this run for your life

Xo

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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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Solar Return Moon in the 1st House; a Change in Appearance 

Solar Return Moon in the 1st House; a Change in Appearance

My Solar Return moon is conjunct my Solar Return Ascendant this most often shows up as pregnancy in a woman’s Solar Return chart but it also indicates a change in appearance. Where ever the moon is in the natal chart, progression or Solar Return we experience fluctuations. Just as the Moon changes and goes in phases so does the house that holds the Moon. The 1st house or Ascendant is literally the way we look and the way people see us.

This year the Solar Return moon is in my 1st house, the Pisces eclipse fell in my first and my solar arc Pluto is exactly opposite my Ascendant. Pluto transforms whatever it touches; the first house rules the way you look or it can be the way you present yourself. An eclipse in the first house is a new way of looking & a new way of presenting yourself

I; for starters have been very upset over aging lol my Mom asked what do I want for my 40th birthday I said to be 30 maybe 35 lol People tell me all the time I do not look my age (I’m sure Venus in Gemini helps) but still the process of ageing has been stressful to say the least.

I had to have some major cosmetic dental work done that I didn’t want to have and I am not entirely happy with the results. I have lost count over how many tears I have cried over this. People staring at me and asking what I did different certainly isn’t helping. I said to my Mother if I surgically put a big ass on no one would say anything and she reminded me that people always talk about me, watch me, inspect me so anything I do would be discussed. That is the natal Neptune in the 10th life -everything is a scandal even when it isn’t.

To combat aging, I started Botox treatments every 4 months and I have 0 regrets I would recommend everyone get Botox it’s a win! I also had some Restylane injections and am considering Genesis Laser treatments to promote collagen! Did I mention the Solar Return moon is in Leo…clearly, I am pulling out all the stops in typical Leo fashion? Lol

I am unsure what the end result will be; it’s seems like a mixed bag to be honest. It’s isn’t easy when a planet transits the 1st house or crosses the Ascendant we have to find new ways of being, new ways of presenting ourselves which can be difficult. So, as I find new ways of adjusting to being 40 and looking different, I suppose I should be happy I am not having a geriatric pregnancy which quite easily could have been the other manifestation of this energy

Xo

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Venus in Solar Return 12th House 

Today I tweeted I feel like I’m having a Neptune/Venus transit but I’m not. When Neptune transits Venus in hard aspect (conjunction, square and opposition) we can lose touch with reality, we lose ourselves in love, we blindly believe in things; in people. We seek transcendental connections and we very well may believe we have met our soulmate.

As I was driving to work, I realized I have Venus in my Solar Return 12th house this is similar to a Venus/Neptune transit.

When I first saw this, I thought WOW am I going to have an affair this year? What secret relationship am I going to engage in? When people come to me for readings and they have this aspect (the majority of my clients are married) it is with 90% certainty they are having an affair. I’m halfway through my Solar Return and let me just say this is the year of not seeing men clearly. It would take a lot for me to fall head over heels in love. Romanticism is my thing but delusion isn’t. The solar Return 12th house (home to secrets and self-undoing) has Venus (planet of love) on my natal 6th house (work) perhaps I met a man at work that is the cause of my own self undoing. Perhaps I met a man at work I didn’t see clearly. Sometimes astrology is that literal. I love it when it is.

I see the soul of you

I know the whole of you

That’s the kind of day dreamy feelings that enveloped me. He is a player I was told and I laughed no he isn’t. It’s still hard to believe that he is. I take full ownership of this situation after all I never asked. I never asked if he had a harem of women. I never asked anything. That’s Neptune you don’t ask you just believe that you already know. He is Neptunian in every sense of the word. Disappointment: That’s the hallmark of Neptune in relationships; the dream never meets reality. Just wanted to caution those of you with Neptune in the 12th of your Solar Return it’s the secret lover, the love that causes your own self-undoing, the lover you see through rose colored glasses, the Pisces lover, the alcoholic lover, the married lover, the fantasy lover that can’t breathe a breath in the reality of your life lover