Monthly Archives: March 2008
at the moment, my progressed mercury is conjunct natal uranus, and both experiencing a trine from transiting uranus. also, today transiting mercury is conjunct transiting uranus- completing a wonderful pattern of planet harmony.
mercury rules my natal ascendant and uranus rules my natal midheaven so i love when these two come into contact with one another. recently, i have been overtaken by the urge to be on my computer ALL THE TIME!!! i started this blog, manage two others, and made a home page. i also have been having the time of my life organizing my company’s internal wiki.
lately, i’ve been entertaining the idea of pursuing a career in information technology- most likely web design and perhaps learning how to develop software. i’m wondering if this interest will fade once the transits are over or if this is just an awakening to something that i will enjoy for years to come. i’m hopeful it’s the latter as technology is rapidly changing and i don’t think i could ever get bored with this wonderful world of global communication via the web.
so i was walking to work this morning, humming “early morning, april 4th, shots rang out in the memphis sky…” and wondered what bono’s astro chart looks like. why would some guy in a rock band from ireland be singing in the 80′s about martin luther king’s assassination? i ran a quick google search and found out he is a taurus and i’m like, “a taurus? with a bleeding heart? that doesn’t add up” and then i plug in the birth data at astrodienst and VOILA!– he’s got a moon/neptune conjunction which is opposed by a venus/mercury conjunction. i also see a capricorn ascendant with saturn conjunct by about 4 degrees, the saturn also trines his sun with a 1 degree orb. (note: this is with an alleged birth time of 2am that i found on astrodatabank.) not to mention a north node in virgo– and though i try to keep the signs out of it because of the debate with the precessed equinox and the whole eastern astrology thing with planets 23 degrees behind the western planets–his natal n.node is at 23 degrees so it’s still in virgo if you look at it from a vedic point of view.
well, mr. bleeding heart, save the world activist has moon/venus/neptune in aspect which i’ve read is a tell-tale aspect of unconditional love and rose-colored glasses. not to mention, liz greene mentions that moon/neptune is seen in many charts of artists, in her book the astrological neptune. (great read if you are interested.) the fact that mercury is in the mix shows how he is able to communicate his love through music and the taurus sun coupled with the cappie ascendant with saturn show his tenacity in making a change. you go, bono!!!
ah, i just love patterns in astrology- they give me faith in the order of the universe. previously, i had discussed the now former governor’s natal mars/venus conjunction square to neptune. well, if you take a looky at his natal and progressed chart, his sun is experiencing a lot of activity:
- progressed sun conjunct natal mars/venus conjunction, which is 1) squared by natal neptune AND, 2) quincunx natal saturn
- natal sun square transiting uranus
and, speaking of uranus which is stirring up the pot:
- in addition to natal uranus being within an 8-10 degree conjunction of the above-mentioned sun/mars/venus stellium, it is also conjunct progressed mercury, thus both planets forming a close sextile to the natal sun as well.
and, how lovely, progressed mars has decided to join the party by forming a conjunction to natal pluto, which is currently being transited by saturn in conjunction and by pluto in trine. i don’t think it helps that the transiting south node is within 5-8 degrees of the mars, saturn, pluto activity either. PHEW!
charming progressed venus is hanging out in the sidelines in wide opposition to transiting uranus, as well as squaring the natal sun by 5 degrees. i must say, the strength of the chart is in the stelliums- i’m observing that when you receive a transit to a grouping of planets, it affects them all, as they are interrelated with one another even with wider orbs.
considering that the young lady he was “cavorting” with has claimed he was asking her to do questionable or unsafe sexual acts, i would say that his chart shows a hunger for more raw types of sexual behavior and little regard for whoever it was with. well, hey, he is going through some heavy transits- will that hold up in court? HA! Anyone else have an astrological opinion?
ok, so eliot spitzer is 1) a politician; 2) a gemini; 3) a scumbag who disgraced his name, the democratic party, the city of new york, and his family. let’s take a look, shall we?
right off the bat, he has a natal venus/mars conjunction (in leo, if you are a western astrology believer), which is square to natal neptune- to me this suggests a highly charged sexual nature and susceptibility to glamour and possible depravity. the fact that uranus is hanging around this venus/mars conjunction doesn’t help with conventional sexual practices. as a gemini and politician, mr. spitzer aimed to maintain a squeaky-clean image of himself, as most gemini’s are very aware of public presentation. too bad mr. spitzer got caught in his public hypocrisy.
i also find it interesting that mars (now at 2 deg cancer) has just crossed over his natal mercury (27 deg gemini) in opposition to transiting pluto (1 deg capricorn), indicating some buried information being brought into the open. transiting saturn is also in the mix, forming a conjunction to his natal pluto while trining transiting pluto. if saturn represents social boundaries and traditions, pluto has definitely been an agent of transformation and destruction- namely, the destruction of mr. spitzer’s reputation and social standing as governor of new york. and, hello, transiting uranus is squaring his natal sun almost exactly, signifying a shocking revelation of his true character.
i could go into progressions (please comment if you would like to discuss them) but i’ve seen enough with a rough look at the natal and transits to gain some insight into yet another political scumbag. but listen to me, so quick to judge (well, i am a virgo who is not involved in a prostitution ring)- he could be a very nice man who just happens to have a weakness for hookers. but if that is the case, it probably isn’t a good idea to engage in devious sexual behavior while you’re the governor of new york and have a wife and kids who will be forever scarred.
(please note: birth time is unknown- i set it to a default of 6am but am not using house/angle positions for interpretation; only planetary aspects, excluding the moon.)
et tunc curat
ludo mentis aciem;
dissolvit ut glaciem.
as the planets for music and beauty align in the sky (within a 2 degree org of my MC), i will be enjoying Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana this evening with the lovely renee of leicestershire. as for mars/pluto, i acknowledge that my angry aminus is tearing at my soul; however, this virgo moon conjunct saturn lady does not allow such indiscretions and displays of innapropriate behavior (except for the swearing– that is my downfall).
god help the next man that dares to enter my life and attempt to get serious- he’s in for a hellish nightmare of a lewd, lascivious, hot/cold relationship that will either end in disaster or total redemption from eternal sin.
no, tragedy is not destined to strike because of the upcoming mars/pluto opposition, which will be exact on march 7th. however, i will be keeping my senses perked in the event i encounter any excitable folks that may be revved by this transit. my birthday dinner from hell occurred in the midst of the first pass of the mars/pluto opposition, as well as the manayunk diner incident when my brother and i were kicked out of the joint because the manager decided to talk tough on a friday night.
i personally don’t have a strong mars/pluto aspect in my natal chart (separating square with 9 degree orb) but the two warring planets are forming a square to my natal sun. if anything pops off, i will be sure to tell about it; though, i’m not counting on anything extraordinary and don’t plan on getting into any fist-fights.
on another subject, i was close to enraged when i watched an “oust” room deodorizer commercial where they advertised a woman spraying her entire house with “oust” to get rid of odors instead cleaning the fucking place! they actually want you to spray surfaces like countertops, toilets, tables, beds, rugs, sofas, etc. instead of getting a goddamn cloth rag and disinfectant spray or cleaner, or fucking vacuum cleaner and scrubbing your goddamn dirty-ass living quarters. un-fucking-believable! what kinds of chemicals are those sprays made of that they are okay to spray all over the damn place? and that stupid febreze commercial, with those assholes inhaling the febreze up their noses like cocaine.
perhaps, mars/pluto are spurring me to clean my bathroom and vacuum my bedroom floor without the aid of oust and febreze. oh, fuck all!