Archive for November, 2008
Venus is conjunct sugar daddy Jupiter on Monday, Dec. 1. I am sure the wedding will be lovely, altho not extravagant because it is in parsimonious Capricorn. But Jove can never deny Venus anything, so if she asks sweetly enough, and pouts like Bardot, she will get her way. As for us earthlings, corporate America is reassured by the incoming administration, and Wall Street responds with a continued uptick.
My apologies for forgetting to mention that Uranus went direct last Thurs., Nov. 27. Undoubtedly it made holiday preparations and travel rather interesting. At the moment Uranus went direct, Venus accompanied by sugar daddy Jupiter was on the Ascendant (in a Midwest chart), and sextiled Uranus in the third house of short trips and communications.
Mercury enters Sagittarius Sunday, Pluto enters Capricorn again on Wednesday, Uranus goes direct in Pisces on Thursday, and Venus is applying to a conjunction to her sugar daddy Jupiter the Monday following the holiday. Whew, this is too much going on all at once. Mercury in Sag is very optimistic and this placement will boost the level of messages (and also possibly some telecom stock?). Uranus direct on a holiday might raise the spirituality quotient; it may also prompt more families to play host to an exchange student or reach out to others who are different from themselves.
Jupiter and Saturn just made their long-term trine aspect exact on the 21st; Venus made her conjunction to Pluto back on the eleventh; now she runs from a sextile to Uranus (romance) to a trine to Saturn (commitment?) before dashing off to her favorite sugar daddy (and everyone’s favorite sugar daddy, actually), Jove himself. Not sure if Venus is getting what she wants (the diamond ring and big wedding) or is just settling — your mileage may vary, as they say.
Other big astro events this week are the Sun-Mercury conjunction on Tues. at 11:52 am Eastern, and the New Moon at 5 degrees Sag on Thurs. at 11:54 am Eastern — all in Sag. So big-spending, carefree Sag could set the pace for holiday spending this week in a big way. Darn the Dow Jones and full speed ahead, might be their battle cry. The chart for the New Moon is top-heavy in Sag placements, with only Saturn in a wide square from Virgo pulling on the reins (yes there is a T-square shaping up with Uranus on the other leg). Of course you want to have a big fest, and shop for a nice Christmas, but shop for impact. Buy something that looks like a bigger splurge than it is.
Mars enters Sagittarius on Sunday Nov. 16, adding a real spark of energy and rivalry to the national sports events. Interest should hit some new highs in in teams with a following all over the country. Mars can be quite argumentative, tho, and the public discourse can see more active discussions (OK, arguments) about Sag subjects like religion, law, publishing (copyright?) and higher education. A big scandal could be brewing, too, in any of those fields. Could we possibly see an overhaul of college tuition loans? Could colleges be forced to peel back their fees to something more in line with future earnings of the graduates?
Having spent several years tracking the behavior of Christmas shoppers by the timing of Mercury stations, retrogrades and direct motion, I find that all that history is not applicable to the upcoming Christmas shopping season. Mercury is not retrograde any part of the holiday season proper; in fact, the last retrograde was Sept. 25 thru Oct. 15, ending right about the time all heck broke loose in the stock market.
Nevertheless, I will plunge onward with a stab at the behavior of shoppers this holiday season by looking at the flavors, so to speak, of the personal planets during these last few weeks of the year.
Let’s start with Mercury.
Saturn’s Moon did Cosmic Flop
Saturn’s moon Enceladus might have rolled over on its side sometime in the past, a suggestion that would account for a strange finding made by the Cassini spacecraft.
Saturn’s Aurora Dazzles with Mysterious Light
“We’ve never seen an aurora like this elsewhere,” said Tom Stallard, an RCUK Academic Fellow working with Cassini data at the University of Leicester. “It’s not just a ring of aurorae like those we’ve seen at Jupiter or Earth.”
A Full Moon in Taurus, the sign of its exaltation, is gifted us on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 1:17 am Eastern at 21 degrees 15 minutes of Taurus. This is a good moon for practical matters, but also for harvesting the earth’s bounty after a hard summer’s labor to make this happen. Give thanks to the earth and the grace of your god that you were able to bring in this harvest — either a literal or figurative harvest, we’re not picky here. Since Taurus is also the sign of singers, it might be appropriate to sing on this day. Any song will do, but preferably something that raises your spirits.
My heartiest congratulations to the new president-elect, Barack Obama, and best wishes for the new administration. Maybe you read my article about the princely and royal points activated in his birth chart. You can read that article here — http://milky-way-astrology.blogspot.com/2008/07/mystery-of-barack-obama-horoscope-what.html
Also I wanted to note that there was a Neptune station the Sunday before the election. At first I thought that I was not too keen about this station. But then it was further activated by a sextile to Venus, exact on the Wednesday after the election (7:56 am eastern time).
I interpret a Venus sextile to Neptune as very idealistic and hopeful. So which campaign offered themes more aligned with hope and ideals? Um, would you say that the Obama campaign iterated strong vibrations of hope and idealism? I would say so too.