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Anne Taylor Loft & Yup Astrology

Two or so weeks ago I cut my hair to just above my shoulder, truth be told I wanted to go back to brunette temporarily but I’m unable to do so because all the pictures I use for acting are me as a blonde. I can cut my hair, shave it, dye it, braid It, hide it beneath a wig personally I do not care; I’m not emotionally attached to my hair. I never really understood women that cry if its cut “too short” or flip out if the color isn’t that perfect ombre shade they wanted or worse yet women who have never cut their hair. I don’t get it I really don’t. Needless to say changing hairstyles is nothing new I’m actually very good at it in terms of French twists and curls etc but when I walked by Anne Taylor Loft and drooled in the window at the knee length skirts and boat neck chiffon dresses this gave me pause for some very serious introspection. I have a passion for fashion (Neptune on the 10th house) but not of the Anne Taylor Loft/ J Crew Variety I can assure you. Still there I was at work mixing and matching outfits, piling up my virtual shopping bag oh the pastel pink pants and black pencil skirt were to die for. I never actually completed the purchase because I just kept thinking this is just so not me. I shop at places no one has heard of to wear things that no one has seen. I never get why celebrities end up on the red carpet in the same outfit. Wasn’t that Oscar Del a Renta contracted as one of a kind? I pack a 2nd outfit in my Honda trunk in the event that someone is dressed like me in a random restaurant in New York City. I like hot pink, sequence, shiny gold and silver but here I was oddly fascinated by Anne Taylor a retailer originally owned and operated by a man from ah…. Connecticut. Visions of Anne Taylor Loft danced around in my head the following day as I was getting ready to attend an astrology class. Out of my closet I selected a sweater vest (YES a sweater vest) with a white colored shirt underneath, in my mind I calculated mathematical figures, how much would it cost to redo my entire wardrobe, maybe I can wear pearls after all. No No! That is taking a bit too far. I thought this is really fucking weird. Maybe it’s a phase, I’m 35 maybe this is what people are suppose to do after 30 shop at the GAP and Banana Republic. I don’t know I’m eternally young (Venus in Gemini, Aquarius Rising and Sun in the 5th house) Forever child like who knows. I thought still calculating how much it would cost to buy the entire spring line at Anne Taylor Loft.
In astrology class we were discussing changes to one’s health and appearance. My brilliant instructor remarked:
Transits to the 6th house (house of health) or transits to the ruler of the 6th house indicate internal issues such as disease and sickness.
And
Transits to the 1st house (your appearance) or the ruler of the first house will cause structural changes; you’ll cut your hair, maybe you will have an accident etc.
I have Aquarius rising, Uranus rules Aquarius, Aquarius is in my natal 8th house, Saturn is currently conjoining my Uranus AKA chart ruler I wrote about that here. http://starsmoonandsun.com/tag/transiting-saturn-conjunct-natal-uranus/

Ah-ha moment Saturn is a conforming or as I prefer to say confining energy, It assimilates where as Uranus is rebellious.
Ann Taylor and haircuts all make sense, supposedly when Saturn conjuncts a natal planet, it silences it and after the conjunction you will emerge a new.
I wonder who I will be when this transit is over. What will I wear?!
I can rock some cute pencil skirts and a cardigan but If you see me and I’m showcasing one of those little sweaters around my neck please use it to strangle me and if you ever see me with something bedazzled or bejeweled please use them to stone me.
Thank You
Sincerely an Aquarius rising but future conservative*

In Dress ONLY

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Living with Pluto in the 8th house

Usually I plaster some catchy title, but let’s be honest Pluto and the 8th house do not need cheesy catch phrases or introductions.
Pluto planet of death and rebirth is at home in the 8th house and I’m accustomed to Pluto in the 8th house considering it has been there my entire life, people experiencing this via transit may be privy to some sudden and life altering experience and it can be quite alarming because they are not accustomed to the energy. I think if you have a planet nataly over time you will learn to harness that planets energy, have it work for you instead of against you.
The back story on Pluto
Pluto rules: death in all manners, physically, metaphorically, spiritually and rebirth. Pluto rules power, the fight for power, perhaps for some feeling powerless, control, domination, darkness, depth, endings, and beginnings. Pluto’s Nickname is Lord of the Underworld. Look to the natal house that holds Pluto to see where you fight for control, where you will meet powerful people and where you will die and be reborn.
The back story on the 8th house
The 8th house rules similar things that is why Pluto is comfortable there, death rebirth, power, it also rules joint resources…you look to the 8th house to see what will occur with people you share money with. This can be a bank, a spouse, a business partner, the 8th house also rules sex; I’m going to say the darker part of sex not the light and fuzzy part look to the 5th house for unicorns and hand holding. I have the Sun in the 5th so yes I do believe in fairytales 😉
Pluto in the 8th house manifestation
Change and Transformation
I have been thinking about Pluto in the 8th house lately, how it manifests for me and what they do not tell you in Astrology 101 textbooks. A “psychic” once told me; you bring men face to face with who they are and this makes it difficult for you to have relationships or friendships because people do not want to know who they are, they prefer to hide. I have been thinking about this lately. Torn between the notion of accepting people as they are or catapulting them to a better truer existence. I have an issue with this; I have an issue with accepting people as they are. I think in personal relationships we should seek to bring people to live there highest potential. I’m unsure if we should allow people we care about to perpetuate there less than glowing attributes. In personal relationships don’t we want to be involved with those that deliver us to our higher selves? Don’t we want someone that holds us accountable?
That is the deal with Pluto in the 8th house, Pluto is a probing planet when making an aspect to another person’s personal planet (Sun, Moon Mercury, Venus, Mars) in synastry or perhaps our own personal planet we seek to transform that planet. If Pluto in on your Sun or someone else’s, we wish to change their identity, if it’s on the moon we wish to purify and strip old feelings and replace them with new. It represents a cathartic transformative process, purge the old and make room for the new. Death and Rebirth. Personally I’m always changing; I have Pluto in my 8th house aspecting my sun, moon, mercury and Venus and is a part of a cardinal t square. Plutonian energies are always at work.
That being said, I have began to question my own motives, the fact that I wish to transform people. I do think at times who the fuck am I? If someone is happy screwing up there life, living a lie or in some faux relationship, let them. Ah but Pluto is Compulsive, to me it represents truth. Textbooks say With Pluto in the 8th house this is indicative of having the power to transform other peoples’ lives. Its compulsive really, I find myself digging and probing, the more reserved someone is the more I want to get in there, get inside and figure them out and truth be told once I get in there I’m gone, I lose interest. Mission Completed. I like to go where others fear to go, explore emotional depths and visit the crawl spaces of peoples mind.
The Truth
Pluto in the 8th is on a quest for meaning and truth. You can skip the pleasantries and the how was your weekend bullshit. And don’t even think about lying to me, because I know. People with Pluto in the 8th house pick up on the undercurrents. I also prefer heavy conversations; preferably the less long winded the better. This isn’t a placement for mincing words. I ask questions that others wouldn’t dare ask and people actually tell me there truths. Not all but most. I don’t do frivolous conversation and I hate meaningless chit chat. I want to know if you think you are married to the wrong person and which child of yours is your favorite? One of my favorite book series is: Post Secret I have the collection; people write in to a PO BOX there darkest secrets anonymously. I love that idea, write it down, send it in and free your soul. I have 0 judgments when it comes to confessions; I think the truth is a gateway like astrology to greater understanding. Pluto in the 8th house is a natural born psychologist.
Extreme in temperament, power struggles and death oh my
I’m a person of extremes; love/hate beautiful/ugly. I think I unconsciously seek out relationships with power struggles. Was I the only kid in camp that “dated” my camp counselor? Probably. Power struggles, digging, searching, changing and oh yeah dying. People always die on me, I can discuss death the way most people would talk about chores, it’s just with Pluto in the 8th house you are accustomed to it. I’m not the one to hold your hand when you 101 year old grandmother died, just saying. Like my fellow 8th house Pluto friend would say, call me when you lost a parent, a grandparent before the 6th grade.
Crisis
Pluto in the 8th is great during an emergency, I can handle high-pressure situations with ease, but have me miss my train to work or misplace my house keys and I’m crying in my purse and cursing at the top of my lungs. I always find that to be a weird dichotomy in my personality. I also fee easily wounded, Cancer Sun in the 5th house can be very needy, fragile but eventually I see my way through the tears, heart break and disappointment and use it to transform into some one greater.
Where is Pluto in your Natal Chart and how is he working for you?

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Once Upon a Time, Mazzy Star and Neptune Square Natal Venus Transit

once upon a timeclockimagesCA1ESM6SimagesCAUM0JOXTransit Neptune Squaring my natal Venus is the only major transit I have right now, though Pluto in Capricorn opposing my natal Sun is well on its way and even closer is Pluto in Capricorn squaring my natal moon in Aries. I expected this transit to be a “feel good one”. Ah not so fast. When does it end I want to throw my hands up into the sky. Apparently not until sometime NEXT year. I cried today while grocery shopping I always wonder why am I never given the opportunity to dream a bit. Recently I was telling a story to someone; I had a date with some guy ; many years ago. We went back to house, nothing happened but I had taken off this very heavy gladiator bracelet I had on and put it on his sofa table. He gave me a tour of his place and upon seeing his walk in closet I exclaimed, “Wow I can fit all my shit in here”. Next thing I knew he was handing me my bracelet and quickly escorting me to my car. I knew he wouldn’t call; quite frankly I was 22 and didn’t care. When he handed me the bracelet I felt this surge of energy, the I’m never calling you again I’m not ready for you to move all your shit into my house energy.

This tale is indicative of my entire existence with men, and lately the question has been on my mind; why can’t I just dream a little bit. Why is every beginning so obviously marred with a tragic ending. Why do things end before they begin? I watch other people conduct entire faux relationships you know who they are, they dress alike, perhaps one is always cheating but there are these large enouncements concerning there relationship on face book, perhaps they even share a facebook account (not that anything is wrong with that) and I’m like who is actually believing this shit show. It all seems so very transparent. With that being said I would like to dream for awhile, I would like to be that naive to believe what someone tells me, never question and dare not know any better. But I’m not afforded this and I would like to know why?

The technical stuff
Neptune is currently in its sign of rulership Pisces; it will remain in Pisces until 2025! Neptune rules dreams, illusions, addictions, charlatans, deceptions, self sacrifice. Neptune is currently squaring my Venus in Gemini; Venus rules love, beauty, finance,and sex to some extent. Text books say during this transit you are in danger of picking up liars, schemers, martyr, expierence problems with finance, people taking advantage of you and indiscrimination when selecting a partner. They say it is better to wait until after this transit is complete to enter into a relationship, I say sign me the fuck up, I want to dream! Bob Mark the Astrologer so eloquently put it you are prone to like people because of their issues “Oh you poor little thing. I know you’re an alcoholic, a junkie, a con-artist, and tri-sexual. Let me marry you and make you all better! Do yourself a favor and use the magic number instead. Please memorize it. It is 911. Dial that and have them taken away. Let a professional take care of them”

My issue is more of the fact that I don’t get the chance to dream I would love to have some moments where I can escape (Neptune rules escapism) my daily life! I want to listen to Mazzy Star (Neptune and Venus rule music) and dance around my living room with someone while drinking some wine (Neptune rules alcohol) Venus can rule excess. I can say with direct honesty that I’m looking for an escape from my day to day existence and none has been provided. I want the pleasure of believing even if it isn’t true; instead here I’m in reality everything so painfully obvious. Never permitted to dream. I listen to women tell me, oh I know he has no job”, but I really love him”. And I think hmmm ok or he hit me but it was just once. I think to myself there isn’t a transit in the world that will make me love you more than I love me. Ok. But still I would like nights that you believe will last forever, that feeling when 2 people are first falling in love & you know it. You can feel it on the other person and you believe it. It has been so long since I loved someone and even longer since I loved the right someone. I have been blissfully unaware how closed I have been until just recently. I invited someone over I will call him “Scorpio moon”, we talked about life, astrology, music, Mazzy Starr oddly playing and for a minute I believe she was stuck on repeat, and I felt like I was outside myself watching time move on. I haven’t talked with or kissed a man since my plutonic love which now oddly feels like another lifetime ago. When telling the story to my coworker I said it was so weird I feel like a part of me has been frozen in time and Scorpio Moon set my clock forward. Your biological clock, she teased 😉
No like the clock on the show Once Upon a Time on ABC, all these people are trapped in time for the first season unaware of there previous lives. Karmic Ties and lost Loves Oh my! They know something is missing, but not sure what it is. One of the characters on the show is a child that demands an adult Bring back the happy endings.
I cant help but wonder where is my happy ending or atleast faux happy ending. Neptune square Venus in astrology is dubbed the “farytale aspect” Apparently the only farytales that exist for me are on tv because I never get the chance to dream. Reality is an ever looming prescence.

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A solar return & solidifying preference for reading strangers

I prefer to read the charts of people I don’t know, when I know someone I can’t help but put my own thoughts & wishes upon them. This is also the reason I look to other astrologers to read my chart so I’m not guilty of seeing what I want to see instead of what is actually and factually there. I first realized this when I read the chart of my plutonic love see entry here:

A Dedication to a Plutonic Love

He was due to get married & I kept thinking this wedding is not going to happen. I didn’t see it in the solar return. There are certain indicators when looking for a year of marriage in solar return such as
1 Venus rising
2 Planets in the 7th (marriage) 9th (legal activities) 3rd (rules contracts)
3 Mars, Pluto, or Saturn angular
4 The Midheaven coming to the Ascendant indicates an event

These are some vague examples; I never predict anything without 3 placements AKA three confirmations
You can find extensive interpretation tools here:
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/20033787/Solar-Return-Book

I believed he would never marry her, when in fact the wedding, the event; the reception was placed on hold due to weather constraints. A natural disaster swooped in. An instructor would later say how appropriate Pluto rules hurricanes, tornadoes etc. Plutonic Love indeed. In any event I leaped to conclusions seeing what I wanted to see because I wanted him, had I not known him perhaps I would’ve seen the event not occurring or rather being postponed, instead of having bouts of delusions. Please god let him leave her at the altar. Yes I know I’m going to hell for but hey I would rather party with the sinners than cry with the saints!
Fast forward 2 years: my friend has been the victim of identity theft someone has committed crimes using his identification. I read for him early in the year & didn’t predict this. My friend is an upstanding citizen, a marvelous person that I certainly didn’t foresee being wrapped up in any troublesome legality. He travels often, for instance in this year alone he probably has taken 8 trips for leisure…. he has a loaded 3rd house-Moon Pluto, Jupiter & Saturn so travel is essential. This year however he had Saturn planet of hardship and restriction in the Solar Return 9th house I advised him to not schedule a trips abroad & that if he did he would experience some sort of issue. I was thinking detainment, delays or bad weather. The other day he called me & told me all about his stolen ID & the crimes etc he said I know it’s in my chart & I’m like no no no. He demanded I find it! I know it’s there, he said. He is an Aquarius ya know when they are right they are right. So I pull up the chart & see Saturn in the 9th house. The 9th house rules far off travel, higher learning & legalities! The 9th house is on the natal 3rd house, the 3rd house rules siblings, and general correspondence. While traveling to California his home state he received a letter stating his license had been suspended due to 3 DWI’s. He is now stuck in California sorting this out. To add further insight he has Neptune in the Solar Return 7th house, I know he is in a relationship so when I read for him I inquired if both of them were being honest with one another. Yes! Of course he assured me, but the 7th house doesn’t only rule partnerships, it rules open enemies. & lawsuits! Neptune rules alcohol and scandal. Damn so someone has stolen his id, blaming him for their 3 DWI’s he has found out this via a letter while he was traveling cross country. My mind is alive with insight mini landmines are going off. Why didn’t I see this before! Because I know him that is why, an astrological lesson learned.

Solar Return Saturn in the 9th

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2013 Happy New Year…. a few weeks in advance

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right- Aquarius Sun Oprah

I don’t profess to be Deepak Chopra the fact is I’m not relaxed, possess a disdain for yoga, and have lived off cigarettes & frozen dinners for a good portion of my life. I’m impulsive & hot-headed & will tell someone off in a New York City minute. I feel particularly stressed lately. Weighed Down by responsibilities. I had an epiphany last night that I can’t continue working, existing really under this immense pressure, internal pressure that I put myself under. I was thinking about happiness & how really it does come from within. Money really doesn’t buy happiness I realized that just recently. From designer handbags to a house to a new car monetary things can only offer temporary joy.

I sat around the other day thinking: there isn’t a single thing I need or want this Christmas. I have everything how weird! But am I happy? I wouldn’t say these things make me happy, contribute perhaps but define my happiness, absolutely not. Things do not make you happy and we certainly cannot rely on other people to make us happy because when they go, when they leave; when they die our happiness goes with them. Never rely on another being for your joy. Really joy does come from within. I never really got that until now. With the Sun in the 5th house I’m always waiting on someone else to fill me up, I’m the type of person that can be surrounded by a dozen people and still fee alone. That is because happiness is not an external force nor can it be based on external circumstances.

I’m going to take a journey with in for 2013.

My New Years Eve resolution encompasses several things but mostly to schedule an activity that brings me joy once a week. We as individuals need something to look forward to, we are so often busy doing things for others, working, a lot of you raising kids, you need to set aside a day, several hours where life doesn’t consist of anyone else’s desires but your own. For me this is booking a TV show, writing, eating out, and seeing a Broadway show. I have natal Sun in 5th house my happiness stems from creation.

Look to your natal house placement of the sun and make up your mind to feed it in 2013. Nourish yourself. Sun in the 4th house; prepare some lovely desserts, if you have Sun in the 3rd take a new class, Sun in the 11th house join a new association with like-minded individuals. Its time…

This is definitely one idea I will incorporating this New Year. Share some of your ideas and I will post them

memory-jar-2The above image was taken from http://steamykitchen.com/19992-memory-jar.html

they as well as several other websites suggest each time something great happens to you write it down and insert it into the memory jar and open the jar the following New Years!!! I love this idea!

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Love is a roller-coaster Uranus in the Natal Chart and In Synastry

Uranus is the wild card in astrology, it is the ruling planet of the Sun sign Aquarius it represents the avant-garde, the unexpected, sudden surprises, lightening, and sudden flashes of change and insight. The house that holds Uranus in the natal chart is where you will likely experience the unexpected. I have Uranus in the 8th house this is indicative of sudden and unexpected financial gains and losses as well as flashes of psychic insights. Uranus in the 6th house indicates ever changing jobs and routines, Uranus in the 4th house indicates constantly moving or inconsistency in the home life, Uranus in the 7th house attracts eccentric partners and on again off again relationships. Uranus aspecting Venus in the natal chart is said to be the “divorce aspect” Uranus energy is sudden in aspect to Venus the planet of love, it indicates fast love, sudden love and falling just as quickly out of love. I believe Katie Holmes has this aspect in her natal chart.

Uranus is the planet of rebellion and where we go against the grain. Natally I have Uranus in trine aspect to my natal sun; the energies are light and not overpowering when two planets come together via trine. The Sun in trine aspect to Uranus indicates I’m comfortable with my authenticity; there isn’t a struggle for integration between my ego and the unexpected, I’m comfortable with change and adaptable. Someone with a hard aspect such as their natal Sun opposing Uranus may swing between the qualities of their Sun sign and then unexpectedly to a more liberal side. This can be alarming to friends and loved ones especially if your Sun sign is for instance in the home loving sign of Cancer , you will often be all those things of a Cancerian nature dependable, tending to loved ones, baking cookies but then suddenly you take off on a grand vacation alone without telling anyone. Uranus rules freedom, it is the nonconformist of the zodiac the opposition requires you to try and balance both sides of yourself.

I’m not very Uranian, a person is said to be “Uraniun” if they have a lot of personal planets aspecting Uranus. I do however have Uranus rising (Aquarius on the Ascendant) but I’m more Plutonian, Pluto aspects my Sun, Moon, Venus and beyond. But I’m always writing about Pluto, depth, love, dark, obsession I figured I would take a walk on the wild side and discuss Uranus. I do have Uranus in hard aspect to Saturn. Anyone born between 1975 and 1977 will have this aspect it is considered generational being that Saturn and Uranus move at such a slow pace. For everyone I imagine it manifests differently for me I’m anti establishment and have been this way since birth. Uranus planet of rebellion in hard aspect to Saturn planet of structure indicates I challenge authority, confrontations with authority figures have been a reoccurring theme throughout my life. I long ago adapted the philosophy; rules are made to be broken.

When I look at Uranus in synastry I find it to be quite depressing, many people will declare Uranian love is exciting and exhilarating; that quick rush together and the equally quick; falling apart. It must be sad to have your body jolted with high voltage electricity only to be left holding nothing. I will take the depths of Pluto any day. You may have to climb out of the depths of hell but at least you will emerge and be reborn.

This is how it works; Saturn in astrology is responsibility & structure, Neptune is transcendental and spiritual love, Pluto is transformative love and well Uranus is similar to the black sheep in astrology, it’s that crazy family member you invite to Thanksgiving Dinner and pray he doesn’t embarrass you, I’m that person most of the time. Weird? I suppose with Pluto and Uranus in my 8th house combined I just don’t give a fuck.

I have a thing a weird difference in my personality, ok I have many weird inner workings to my personality but one is: I really like a dependable man. I’m not one of these ladies that tolerate too much bullshit, so I expect a man to show up on time, partake in traditional courting and I’m sure there is something in my plutonian nature that draws me to a reserved man. I have Mars in Taurus that is what I seek in a man, certainly not a Taurus but a man that embodies the essence of the dependable earth sign. But I prefer women with a story; I cannot stand the company of a conservative woman. I shake at the thought, I like a woman who has really lived that has a story to tell beyond DIY projects where she turned some old shower curtain into a duvet cover! Ha Ha I think this is because my Venus is in chatty and inquisitive Gemini. Recently I did some astrology app where it suggested I start picking someone more like me , evidently this is no easy task and quite frankly I like someone that is different than my eccentric authority challenging self. But do you know what happens when you pick someone that is different. Uranus is what happens. My Uranus will touch a personal planet of someone else in synastry and Uranus isn’t the kind of energy you settle down with, it creates conflicts. Uranus is the crazy cousin that invited himself over for dinner but you just can’t ignore:

When I decided to do this piece I just new I had to look at the synastry I shared with a particular ex. I was the pursuer, he is quiet, very much to himself, I on the other hand am loud, argumentative, and say exactly what is on my mind. We dated for a year, I care about him, we will always be friends (just friends), however while we dated he continuously attempted to sensor me. When asked by a mutual friend what it was like to date me, he summed it up in one word: roller-coaster. My Uranus aspects all of his personal planets. Once while out to dinner I wore boots that extend over the knees and he was embarrassed, i can assure you I dont dress like a whore! In any event till this day he tells me he can’t believe I wore those boots to a “family style restaurant”. My self expression never sat well with him neither did the way in which i communicate. The way in which I communicate is offensive to him, till this day he remarks “I can’t believe you said that out loud” and on and on. He is a very black dress pants, button down shirt kind of guy

This is me showing up with gold shoes, a gold bag and dress to boot.

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My Uranus squared his Sun in exact degree aka his identity: this creates being attracted to the Uranian person but the Uranus persons way of doing things threatens the Sun individuals sense of self, The Sun person also views the Uranus person as irresponsible and rebellious.

My Uranus semi squared his Moon: The Uranus person feels the Moon person is too conservative; the Moon is very security conscious and feels their security is threatened by Uranus person’s unpredictable behavior.

My Uranus Squared his Mercury: As I stated above he finds my manner of speech erratic and fast passed, he is a details person and often requests I slow down and I can’t so I usually just cut the conversation off. There is a basic lack of communication; something tends to be off in the way you relate to each other mentally. Uranus can be cold a detached.

When Uranus aspects another individuals personal planet it wants to shock it, if It touches the Moon in one chart it wants to make you feel alive, if it touches the Mars of another person, you will be experiencing some very interesting and open sexual liaisons, Uranus aspecting Venus often leaves the Venus person feeling like what the hell just happened? Are you coming back? There is some sort of odd detachment of Uranus. Uranus ties are unusual and exciting…lasting not so much. Hold on and enjoy the ride, apparently it’s a roller-coaster for the personal planet person. Next time we’ll review Saturn in synastry and in the natal chart. I’m going to need a red bull and 2 cups of coffee to feel inspired

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Jupiter in the natal chart; dreams of grandeur

Jupiter is the planet of good luck and expansion; it bestows multiple blessings to whatever house it touches. Jupiter rules the 9th house in astrology home to the sun sign Sagittarius, a freedom loving sign that enjoys discussing ideologies and loves to travel to far off places. Jupiter rules horses imagine them beautiful, wild and free. The very essence of Jupiter is growth, optimism and expansion. Sounds great? Usually it is but as we know everything is great only if in moderation. Jupiter can also show where we tend to go overboard and rely heavily on good luck; it shows where we live in excess and even take advantage. Someone with an overactive natal Jupiter can be difficult to deal with, they are similar to someone that smokes tons of weed. Sidenote I don’t do drugs so please don’t email me However I’m for the legalization of everything as long as you aren’t robbing me on the train to get it;) We all know that person that has dreams of grandeur, they are going to college to get that masters degree oh as soon as they get their GED of course, they have decided to partake in triathlon well after they quit smoking and start exercising.

Dealing with someone with an overactive Jupiter in their natal chart can be VERY difficult, and annoying quite frankly; especially for someone like myself that has a cardinal t-square I’m always under internal pressure to get something done. The other day I needed a present wrapped-I suck at these sorts of things-someone offered to do it for me and asked when did I need it, by what time? I said Come on now you know me, if I asked I need it done immediately. A person with abundance a Jupiter doesn’t operate in this manner; they feel as though time is infinite. They are the type that allow mail to pile up on the kitchen table, that spend much time talking of all the things they are going to do without much of doing anything.

This is most apparent when Jupiter is in hard aspect (square and opposition) to the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars otherwise known as the personal planets. I want to stress this doesn’t indicate the individual is a bad person however they rely heavily on the belief that everything will be okay, they often do not take responsibly seriously and leave others to pick up after them. I promise you, it will bother family and friends more then it will bother the Jupiter person.

I wonder at times if they feel as though they are doing a lot, this constant planning and doing in the mind must be very exhausting. When faced with being held accountable they are likely to deny any responsibility and take it as a personal attack, natives with strong Jupiter aspects in their natal chart aren’t accustomed to being held accountable, after all people are usually running behind them with a broom and dust pan eager to pick up the messes they leave behind.  

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Karmic Ties Revisited

Awhile ago I wrote an entry on Karmic Ties that you can read here: http://starsmoonandsun.com/2011/10/13/karmic-ties/

I struggled for quite some time with my connection to someone, a plutonic love. The Phrase “Plutonic Love” stems from heavy Pluto ties in synastry: see pic below.

I kept seeing him; he even booked his honeymoon night at my place of employment. Oh the pain was unbearable! Attempting to figure out the why? Why was this happening? The concepts of free will vs. fate. My obsession with movies such as The Adjustment Bureau.

Ultimately I decided:

Life leads you to a path known as fate and we wield our free will in deciding if we will travel it or not

We chose our own destiny to a certain degree, and sometimes we may be crazy about someone but we don’t see ourselves spending the rest of our life with them or the timing is off or 1 million other reasons. Synastry can tell you how you affect another person, it is the art of looking at your natal chart and another person’s natal chart and examining patterns these patterns do not offer promises of eternal bliss or a happy marriage or even that you will end up together. Life holds no guarantees.

Recently I was bothered by someone; he was sort of getting under my skin. Considering my plutonian nature if it itches I want to get underneath and scratch it, see what that is about. Why? Forever wondering why? I looked at our synastry (this is not a person I date) and I was surprised that we had some lovely aspects (my sun in exact trine to his moon, Venus in one another’s 7th house, moon in 8th and 4th house overlays, we both share the same soul mission with both of our north nodes in the 8th house, his Pluto in exact conjunction my to NN) I’m like what the heck is this? I sent the charts to another astrologer for a 2nd opinion clearly I could see there were issues his Mars Square my Pluto and conjuncts my Sun….. Her reply was: “I’m not sure if you believe in past lives, but you have a lot of karmic connections”. And then I had my ah-ha moment.

Karmic Ties in Synastry indicate you carry past Karma with another human being, that you have lived, fought, loved one another in a previous lifetime. Karmic Ties often involve the moons nodes or when an outer planet Saturn, Uranus, Neptune or Pluto all the way out in the universe touches a personal planet of another’s Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus or Mars.

I had the sudden realization that perhaps the only people that truly affect us in this life are those that we have lived past lifetimes with. Those of us that are seeking transformation in love, substance in life will not attract the superficial bonds that others are drawn too.

Ya know it has been a long time since I saw my plutonic love perhaps about a year. So odd considering there was a time I couldn’t so much as leave my house and go to the gym without seeing him, I like to think that perhaps I wronged him in some previous life or may be earlier in this one and with him having booked his wedding rooms at my hotel, we are even now. Karmic debt has been paid in full. Our connection was dark and murky, after each night with him it took me a week to recover. When an astrologer peeked at my synastry with this other non-datable person she said His Sun conjuncts you’re Saturn and can illuminate your darkness. And just like that I feel like the light turned on

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The Fifth House Sun

The last few days I feel as though I’m drowning, I’m weighed down by meaningless tasks and I have 0 escape from my daily existence. Having given up most of my vices I have nowhere to catapult myself in my time of need. Quit smoking Check. Gone are the days of over drinking Check Said farewell to a plutonic love Tata and am slowing coming to after a year or so of licking my own wounds and learning the art of self-preservation. Trying to be better not bitter that he chose someone that’s idea of creativity is making paper plate snowmen and the only depth she possesses lingers somewhere in the bottom of a Nutella can. Oh the joys of rice crispy treats!

Did I mention the 5th house is also home to competitions. You want to win in all matters of the heart, even if you don’t like someone, if they don’t like you the pain is just the same.

The fifth house Sun in astrology is home to first loves, the heart, joy, pleasure, gambling, risk, sports, and leisure it is the place we go to let our hair down and have a good time. The problem arises when the good times have come to a halt or are temporarily put on hold. I have been working 11 days straight and am inundated with practical tasks; doing wash, waiting on hold with Time Warner to fix my internet which has suddenly stopped working, I’m earth deficient my personality lacks practicality. Each clock I own has a wildly different time; 5:00, 11:00 I laugh when I get a compliment on my watches thinking god forbid someone should ask the time. Fall Back Spring Ahead…eventually the time will be right.

The only time that counts is the time I spend having fun and when things begin to get dull I start to suffocate. I really think Fiona Apple Mistake was written for me.

The 5th House Sun is home to risk taking; I went ahead and kissed someone insainly inappropriate this week just to feel alive. I enjoy the feeling of free falling, not knowing where you will land. God it has been so long since I felt that way. The fifth House is Home to love affairs, I’m impulsive in love it has to be instant and yes like Katy Perry sings “cinematic and dramatic with a perfect ending”.

Sun in the 5th house possesses a strong romanticism the thought of true love never quite far from mind. The likelihood of losing yourself in someone an all too familiar reality.

I want to lose myself in you but the last time I lost myself in someone I almost didn’t find my way back

A danger exists in caring too much, having your entire self-esteem wrapped up in a relationship, a man, looking outwardly for validation. Last week I actually felt whole like I’m fucking fabulous, I’m no longer that glass ½ empty person longing for someone to fill me up. I really believed I mastered the nourishment of my 5th house sun. Pouring my creativity and passion into pursuits outside of romantic encounters. This blog for instance, writing the monthly horoscopes, or working on various TV shows. It’s the in-between time the in the meantime that is painful. Im fighting hard to not get lost in a bottle of Sangria blasting Natalie Merchants The Living while dancing around my living room

“The Lovers I have gambled and lost Count my mistakes whatever the cost” Natalie Merchant

The Fifth House Sun rules children or the child within, I have often wondered why I feel immature in relation to my peers. The one plus I suppose is they say individuals with a 5th house sun are eternally child-like. We have an effervescent spirit that resides in us. We want to play and create. As I check my email I see Wheel of Fortune has contacteded me for an interview. I ll be sure to buy a vowel even if it cost me $5000.00 But I really look forward to the day Im free falling, putting my heart on the line and can declare to someone worthy: Im all in! Now that is the greatest risk of all

Famous 5th House Sun indiviuals

Charlie Sheen

Amy Winehouse

Taylor Swift

Marie Antoinette

Nick Carter

Lisa Boney & Lenny Kravitz

Sarah Bernhardt

Leonardo Da Vinci

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Mercury Retrograde Tips

Mercury Retrograde Generally Speaking

Each planet used in astrology holds a particular significance over our lives. The Sun is the life force, the moon signifies the women in your life or the manner in which you relate to women, Venus indicates how we give and receive love where Mars is the manner in which we pursue goals, Saturn is the authority figure and where we work our ass off, Uranus indicates where you will often be surprised, Neptune indicates where you are confused, Pluto where you go to die and be reborn and well Mercury that is the manner in which we learn and communicate. Mercury is the ruler of the Astrological Signs Gemini and Virgo as well as the 3rd astrological house home to communication, learning abilities, short trips, electronics and automobiles. The planet Mercury is said to turn retrograde approximately 3 to 4 times a year throwing us curve balls and serving us mini landmines on route to our travel destinations. As Mercury travels through the zodiac no matter what sign it visits you are to follow these basic retrograde rules:

· Do not even think about traveling and if you do travel be prepared for sudden snow falls, e-ticket errors, flat tires, the plane is likely to have mechanical errors. I work it a hotel and last Mercury Rx the elevators stopped functioning and we were unable to make any guest keys for days.
· Back it up! Back it up! Back it up! Mercury rules electronics; I once spilled a glass of Vodka on someones laptop during Mercury Rx whoopsy! Your hard drive will sizzle, that document somehow didn’t save…back everything up to an external hard drive. Expect outdated appliances will suddenly need replacement
· Do not sign a contract, do not apply for a loan, do not get married…When Mercury was in retrograde in 2011 I attempted to buy a place. The bank forgot to tell me about a flip tax, the Co Op Board lost my application and in the end I was denied and accused of providing false statements which is utterly ridiculous
· Get your game face on, the Ex Files will show up. You will bump into them at the local Stop & Shop, they will call you …. This is the better manifestation of Mercury retrograde it permits you to go back and connect with people from the past and perhaps receive closure.
· No Big ticket purchases they will likely need to be returned
· No New Stock purchases look at Facebook stock I believe Venus and Mercury were in retrograde when it went public. And when Zuckerberg got married…no comment.

Mercury Retrograde like most retrograde periods is a time of review. Looking back, reconsidering, rethinking then upon once Mercury going direct Put all those ideas in motion. Until then eat turkey at home, don’t travel for the holidays, don’t even think of engaging in Black Friday shopping & look your best when hitting up the frozen food aisle you never know who you may see;)