Thursday, November 16, 2017

Judge Roy Moore, Jupiter and Venus: Up from the murky depths



Roy Moore is a Alabama politician and former State judge who was elected twice and removed twice from the Alabama Supreme Court. He is the Republican nominee for the senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions who accepted the post of US Attorney General., which will be held December 12.

He has garnered attention over his anti homosexual, anti-Muslim views and his belief that Christianity should order public life,  as well as his ties to neo-Confederate and White Nationalist groups. He has been removed from the State Supreme Court for failing to recognize same sex marriage laws.

Between 2007 and 2012, Moore collected $1 million in undisclosed payments to himself from the Foundation for Moral Law, which he had founded in 2002 as a non-profit organization. This amount exceeded the revenue the foundation reported in its public tax filings. The foundation also paid for an assortment of fringe benefits and perks for Moore, and supported Moore's political ambitions. A number of charity and tax law experts have said that the foundation's activities "raised questions about compliance with IRS rules, including prohibitions on the use of a charity for the private benefit or enrichment of an individual.-Wikipedia

He has come under public scrutiny over his alleged sexual encounters with underage girls several decades ago. Four women have come forward and stated they approached them. One woman claims sexual activity. Moore denies the accusations and says he will fight to clear his name. He has refused to withdraw from the December 12 election as of November 15.

Moore is just one more name among many that have been accused of sexual abuse since #Me too went viral in October as a way of encouraging women to recount details of personal sexual abuse as Mars entered Libra. Numerous men have found themselves in the hot seat in terms of their past sexual behavior, and not just in the United States.
This is a movement that I do not expect to fade out immediately. Venus in the sign ruled by Mars and (Mars in Libra) in the sign ruled by Venus. This is called mutual reception, and it means both Venus and Mars are likely to have a greater understanding of each other, or in other words they energetically try to help each other out.

But, while Venus and Mars are in mutual reception, they are also both in the sign of their detriment: Venus is considered at its detriment in Scorpio, and Mars in Libra.
This means the planets have a difficult time operating in these signs. As a matter of fact they are known to misbehave in these signs, and not operate according to norm. Scorpio is too intense and heavy for Venus and Libra is too passive for Mars. Neither sign is comfortable and actions will play out accordingly, and often in an uncomfortable way.
Add to the mix Jupiter in Scorpio. Jupiter expands whatever it touches and rules the eighth house of sex, other people's money, and death/transformation. Venus has joined Jupiter in the sign ruling the eighth house making this movement even more powerful.

A combination like this does not come along often, and it appears to be the recipe for drawing attention to inappropriate sexual encounters. Roy Moore is only one of many men accused of inappropriate sexual conduct.

As Venus conjuncted Jupiter November 13, another woman stepped forward to accuse Moore of sexual misconduct when she was 16 years old.  Moore then proceeded to attack the woman's attorney Gloria Allred. November 16, two more woman stepped forward with their own accusations.

Taking a quick look at Moore's chart, he is a 21 degree Aquarius with a Mars at 16 degrees in his first house. Pluto opposes his Mars, from the 1st to 7th houses (partnerships) from his Sun.

This  powerful transit suggests that the individual often sees extremes of behavior, more than most and can experience more crisis situations in a lifetime than most. Anger can be an issue, and even violence and Mars and Pluto rule sex, and anger. Many people with this transit have been characterized as difficult individuals to deal with, depending on how they choose, or learn to deal with the energy.

Power struggles often surface in relationships and these individuals can have a strong desire to act out their ideas and desires, whatever they are,

There is a Scorpionic attitude toward lovers and a distinct possessive and demanding nature in their sexual natures. Conflict in relationships often occurs and control is often the issue.

Saturn falls at 4 degrees of Leo and also opposes his Mars in a wide orb. Saturn-Mars individuals can be very determined but often experience great frustration in life. They can be perfectionists to the point they are seldom satisfied with results. With oppositions, the dissatisfaction and crisis typically occurs through other people.

Venus squares his Neptune at 5 degrees of Capricorn. This is another transit that can create difficulties in relationships. These individuals can feel that they are different or even ostracized in love. Neptune can create a distorted self image in love or relationships. Sometimes these individuals lose interest once they attain the object of their desires.
Using a birth time of 12 noon, (birth time unpublished) Moore has a 9 degree Scorpio Moon, in the most secretive of signs. His Moon forms a t-square with Saturn/Pluto and Mars. A t-square works off the energy of all three planets.

The Moon rules the emotional life and all the women in a man's life. Moon-Saturn can often feel unloved and insecure. Moon-Mars can show issues with women and domestic problems, and the individual is often upset.

Moon-Pluto shows a possessive, demanding nature and is often highly manipulative.Astrologer Jude Cowell wrote more about this combination and Moore's chart, " When Mars is oriental (last to rise before the Sun), we see an individual for whom self-promotion is constant and with a sense of always being ';on the stump' or beating a drum (Tyl); Mars oriental is shared natally by P.T. Barnum, Evel Knievel, and Liberace. Mars in Aquarius can be unreliable, contradictory, and superficial. Yes, his is a very busy Mars--oriental, one side of a T-Square (Mars opposite Pluto = Moon: an injury caused to a woman, according to Ebertin plus, Mars is also is the tail of a Kite pattern with Neptune and North Node sextiling stealthy wealthy Pluto @11Leo57 Rx. A Kite suggests high-flying success and, for Moore, publicity (Moon-NN)--or perhaps I should type, notoriety.

Now, a few details concerning his Sun SQ-Moon Scorpio personality blend with "stern judge" part of the picture. Sexual deviant Pluto is out-of-bounds of the earthly plane and doesn't like to 'share' only manipulate and control, while Saturn Rx is fairly near Pluto Rx in royal Leo, the 'cruel duo' of planets. Actually, any contact between Mars and Pluto (ruler and co-ruler of Scorpio) can result in ruthlessness and brutality, and Saturn-Pluto is always 'an extremist' combination that judges harshly."

Dealing with natal transits like these does not guarantee an individual becomes abusive. But, with this many harsh contacts in a natal chart,  free will comes in and one must learn or decide how to deal correctly with others.

 Regardless of the December 12, special election Moore will face major problems in the new year. By late January, if not before, Saturn opposes his natal Venus and this will revolve around issues concerning money, women, or both and by spring (if not earlier). Transit Saturn squares Moore's Neptune which can result in public misdeeds revealed and a fall from grace. 2018 will be a difficult year, and he will continue to face great opposition if not total downfall.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Mars squares Pluto: Blind ambition, power struggles and control



Mars has entered its square to Pluto and this transit is exact November 19, at 7:11 AM, est. The energy will be felt between now and as it becomes exact, and after.

Mars-Pluto transits are typically angry, and can reveal new information. As Mars is in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn we can look to the area of relationships, and business for this transit to play out. But, depending on where and what this transit aspects your own personal chart, it could affect other areas.

This is the transit par excellence, of power struggles and confrontations. You or others may desire to gain control over others or certain situations. If you aren't interested in control, others may be interested in controlling you.

On the positive side, this energy could be used to achieve, and it can stir up ambitions, but it important not to be ruthless in your actions or come across this way to others. Push others and expect push-back. Others with more power may well have the upper hand during this time. Avoid difficult people and push forward with your own ambitions, without stepping on others, and the potential exists to achieve.

In relationships this is not the time to push issues that lead to power struggles. The combination of Mars-Pluto can be ruthless and unyielding. Mars and Pluto can both be connected to sex, and issues can arise here as well.

Mars square Pluto will affect those more than others who have cardinal planets-Aries, Cancer, Capricorn and Libra at 16-18 degrees. How you will be affected depends on where the cardinal planets are located in your personal chart.

This transit will play out in the world in the form of volatile and even violent situations. As this blog is being written, another shooting occurred at a school in California. From reports, at least three children have been injured at the time of this post.

Mars-Pluto transits can be connected to struggles over taxpayer money, bullies and those who wish to push their agenda. Mars rules men and guns and this transit is also connected to crime and criminal undertakings. Pluto rules nuclear weapons and power as well. This transit will affect US politics, and those in the highest positions of current government.





Monday, November 13, 2017

Venus conjuncts Juiter!



Venus conjuncts Jupiter today, and she remains close, or within orb for the rest of the week. This is positive, as Jupiter expands whatever it touches, and some may consider this a positive day for love or money. Women will be the focus, good or bad, and Scorpio is the most intense of signs. You could crave sweets and over indulgence can occur on many levels.

By Thursday, Venus trines Neptune and this is a positive transit for creativity and compassion. Make the most of it.

But, Mercury is square Neptune, Monday, November 13. This is a cloudy and confusing transit and some may feel melancholy. Communication may be unclear or confusing. By late evening Mercury will start moving away and in 48 hours the confusion may lift.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Venus and Mars in detriment: Ain't misbehaving



Venus enters Scorpio at 6:39 AM, November 7. Mars has been in Libra since October 22.


This places Venus in the sign ruled by Mars and (Mars in Libra) in the sign ruled by Venus. This is called mutual reception, and it means both Venus and Mars are likely to have a greater understanding of each other, or in other words they energetically try to help each other out.


But, while Venus and Mars are in mutual reception, they are also both in the sign of their detriment: Venus is considered at its detriment in Scorpio, and Mars in Libra.


This means the planets have a difficult time operating in these signs. As a matter of fact they are known to misbehave in these signs, and not operate according to norm. Scorpio is too intense and heavy for Venus and Libra is too passive for Mars. Neither sign is comfortable and actions will play out accordingly, and often in an uncomfortable way.


Have you noticed the recount of personal sexual abuses that have taken off on social media? #Me too went viral in October as a way of encouraging women to recount details of personal sexual abuse as Mars entered Libra. Numerous men have found themselves in the hot seat in terms of their past sexual behavior, and not just in the United States.


Add to the mix Jupiter in Scorpio. Jupiter expands whatever it touches and rules the eighth house of sex, other people's money, and death/transformation. Venus will now join Jupiter in the sign ruling the eighth house.


A combination like this does not come along often, and it appears to be the recipe for drawing attention to inappropriate sexual encounters.


This combination can draw attention to other inappropriate matters between the sexes such as domestic abuse and violence. November 6, it is being reported the gunman who killed 26 people over the weekend at a Texas church has a history of domestic violence and animal cruelty.


Neither sexual or domestic abuse is acceptable in any civilized society, and Mars and Venus in their detriment, as well as Jupiter in Scorpio will continue to draw attention to these matters.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

November 2017: Saturn trines Uranus



Mars entered Libra on October 22, in the sign ruled by Venus. Venus enters Scorpio on November 7, and is in Scorpio, the sign ruled by Mars. This is called mutual reception, with each planet in the sign ruled by the other.  This creates potential for greater understanding among the sexes. Men may find some deeper understanding of women and vice versa at this time.

Mutual reception basically means the two planets want to help each other out. Mars rules men and Venus rules women, so we may see the sexes wanting to cooperate more, or come to a greater understanding.

That said, it is interesting that both planets are in their detriment in the others sign. This means neither sign comes from a position of strength. So, while the will may be there, the way may not become possible.

It's interesting with this placement sexual abuse issues are coming out again (Harvey Weinstein, George Bush Sr., Kevin Spacey, Roy Price, Robert Scoble, Chris Savino, Bill O'Reilly and others to numerous to mention), #Me too went viral in October as a way of encouraging women to recount personal sexual abuses of a misogynistic nature, just prior to Mars entering Libra.

It's going to be an interesting month in many respects. We will see what kind of results Mars and Venus produce, or if it's just another round of giving lip service to an age old problem. Either way, it is drawing attention to the problem. Any attention to the issue can only help to change it in the future.

Saturn trines Uranus for the third and final pass, exact on November 11 at 25 degrees of Sagittarius-Aries. The energy will be felt before it becomes exact, and decreases in strength after the exact date. This has contributed to maintaining stability in society in spite of nothing but chaos in Washington.

This is an excellent transit for stability and in some ways combining the old with the new. With this transit there is an awareness of needed change, but without the desire to overthrow things and create more chaos. This can be positive for any task requiring disciplined application, such as learning a new skill. Any activity is favored with this aspect as long as it leads to creative change.

As the transit passes we may very well see less stability in Washington, and more shakiness in the economy and politics. The short sightedness and lack of attention to many policies (such as healthcare) will become more apparent after this transit passes and we lose the stability it brings.

When both Saturn and Uranus change signs next year however, we will see this aspect again, falling in the Earth signs of Taurus-Capricorn.

If this trine aspects your personal chart you should be in a period where you can experience change for the better in some area of your life depending on what it is aspecting. It will aspect you personally in a very positive way if you have planets at 24-26 degrees of Leo or Aquarius. Otherwise it affects us all to an extent, collectively.

Other transits in November
November 3, Venus sextiles Saturn. This is basically positive and makes us realistic about those we care for. Could be positive for money or reconnecting with those from the past. The Sun also trines Neptune, and this could be used for spiritual or creative purposes. Good all the way around.

November 4, the full moon falls at 12 degrees of Taurus, in the sign ruled by Venus, peaking at 1:23 AM, EST. Venus rules love and money, and it is here we will be focused.
Taurus can be the most stubborn of signs and I would guard against being 'immovable,' or others could seem this way.

Venus opposes Uranus on this moon and we will see some surprising events. As Venus rules love and money, this is the likely area where events will occur.

For some, relationships will end, but this will only typically occur if your relationship is tottering on the edge anyway.

If you are in a stable relationship, there could be some unexpected event, but the other side of this transit is more positive-excitement, or trying something new, different or unusual. You could break out of a rut in some way. I would guard against taking sudden actions that you could regret later.

November 5, the planet of communication (Mercury) enters Sagittarius. It will remain in this sign until January 11, 2018 as it will retrograde on December 3.

Sagittarius is the most expansive of signs and open to new ideas and ways of doing things. This placement is good for travel and people may be more enthusiastic and social.

Now, consider this a warning of you are a Christmas shopper!  Most people understand a retrograde Mercury is the time glitches occur, things break down, and in reality we should buy as little as possible due to the propensity to change one's mind after the purchase.  I would try and complete my shopping by November 18, as this is when Mercury enters its shadow phase of the retrograde. If you can't do  this, then complete your shopping by December 3, when Mercury turns retrograde. Mercury turns direct on December 22, at 13 degrees of Sagittarius. My prediction is there will be a lot of last minute shoppers this year and returned gifts!

November 7, Venus enters Scorpio. Venus here is more intense and passionate. Power struggles could emerge. This works best for water signs.

November 9, the Sun sextiles Pluto. A good day to get to the bottom of any questions or research.

November 11, Saturn trines Uranus

November 13, Venus conjuncts Jupiter. This is a pleasant transit, prone to enjoyment rather than work. It will be easy to overindulge. Great for social interaction, and the results will be felt the night before.

October 13, Mercury squares Neptune.  This is a difficult and confusing transit and  not good for important decisions and conversations. You could feel depressed, or melancholy. Conversations and situations will be misunderstood. Dreams may be vivid. Don't take things at face value-let this pass.

November 16, Venus trines Neptune.  this transit is prone to creativity and compassion of all types. You could find yourself more interested in pleasantries-music, moves or the like, or in helping others. As Neptune is involved dreams may be vivid.

November 17, Mercury sextiles Mars. This is good for conversation or writing. People may be more talkative than usual-positive.

November 18, the New Moon occurs at 26 degrees of Scorpio. Scorpio rules the eighth house of other people's money, taxes and debt, change and transformation.

November 19, Mars squares Pluto at 17 degrees of Cancer-Capricorn . This is an angry and difficult transit, prone to arguments, accidents and power struggles. Best to avoid contentious subjects and if you push someone, expect pushback.

This will be a significant day in the world as Pluto rules the bullies and those pushing their agendas.  Pluto rules nuclear situations, and the New Moon in Scorpio is also ruled by Mars and Pluto. We could see conflict over money or taxes, and the world will be an angry place this day. Caution is advised for a few days.

November 21, Venus sextiles Pluto. A positive day for finances or expressing your feelings. Or it could come from someone else.
Also the Sun enters Sagittarius, and we are now in the Sagittarius season!

November 22, Neptune turns stationary direct. When Neptune is retrograde it brings about more acute sensitivity on an inner level and we may be able to pick up on those things we don't perceive when Neptune is direct. We are more likely to be listening to our own inner voice during this time and creativity and psychic or intuitive abilities may be increased during this time.

If transiting Neptune turns direct aspecting a personal planet in your chart, in hard aspect, we may deceive ourselves or others may deceive us, and situations can be revealed for what they are. Neptune transits can go on for several years and if ever your feet need to be planted on firm soil it is now if you have such an aspect.

As Neptune turns direct, what we have learned on deep psychic levels over the past several months can be put to use in the outer world. In some cases our thinking can become more clear.

November 25, Mercury trines Uranus. Positive, and prone to new ways of thinking and ideas.

November 28, Mercury conjuncts Saturn. This is a tiring and depressing transit prone to negative thinking and communication. On the other hand it is good for work associated with critical thinking and analyzing. Communication should be clear, if not overly critical or demanding.