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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs
Sun in Aries/ Moon
enters Leo (4:35am EDT)
Planetary ruler for
Sunday- Sun/Leo
Palm Sunday
April fool’s Day
Happy Birthday:
1908- Abraham Maslow (psychologist)1981- Joshua Short,
1961- Susan Boyle, 1938- Ali McGraw, 1926- Anne McCaffrey, 1971- Method Man, 1956-
Peter O’Toole, 1929- Milan Kundera
We should relax and take it easy because even though
today and tomorrow’s outlook is very mild, the rest of next week, the skies
will be incredibly busy. We should rest and recharge our batteries, if possible
to prepare us for the work ahead. On Tuesday, Venus enter Gemini and on Wednesday
Mercury finally turns direct, these changes will affect the configurations in
the celestial ceiling and causing change down here on Earth. This is also a
good time to check your personal natal and transit charts to start the spring
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The Uranus Pluto transit hits the charts of my immediate family, hard. One way or the other, we’re all prepared and that’s good because at this point, the process has begun.

The recent changes around here have prompted me to dialogue with various people about things I never thought I’d speak to them about. I’m talking about my husband quite a bit, where he’s usually on the periphery.  Specifically, I’ve been called to  outline some of his idiosyncrasies, or his unconventional thinking and I realize in this process, how glad and grateful I am that he is the way he is.

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Carole Devine » Virgo-Pisces

March 31st, 2012 @ 6:33 am by Carole Devine

This polarity is the service/sacrifice duo. In extreme expression Virgo can be hyper-critical and Pisces hyper-gullible, but we seldom see the extremes expressed entirely since all people have many variables in their charts. Virgo equates to the sixth house, so planets in that house will have Virgo energy overlaid; Pisces is associated with the twelfth house, and any planets there will take on a Piscean flavor.

Virgo has an innate drive to perfection and has a hard time overlooking what is “flawed.” Since this is impartial, people with an abundance of this expression will turn it inward, as well, so we also see a great deal of self-flagellation, too. It, along with Capricorn, is a classic low self-esteem sign. Virgo energy is very aware of its own short-comings. The urge to be useful is strong. There is no compunction about …

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Sun in Aries/ Moon in
Planetary ruler for
Saturday- Saturn/Capricorn
Happy Birthday:
1948- Rhea Perlman,
1943- Christopher Walken, 1939-Liz Claiborne, 1935- Herb Alpert,
 1933- Shirley Jones, 1932- John Jakes, 1926-
John Fowles, 1868- Karl Bonhoeffer, 1596- Rene Descartes
Today would be a good
day for us to get organized, especially around the home. The energy is right to
get  around to  all of the  things that we have been putting off. Though
Mercury retrograde may be holding us back from starting new ventures and
projects, today’s transits support finishing up things that we have already
started. If you have any important personal communications, this evening’s
Moon/Mercury trine (6:12pm) is the perfect energy to aid us in finding the
right words at the right time. We should make efforts to listen to our loved
ones, as well as express
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I am working on the content for the Uranus square Pluto workshop and I can’t quite stay in my head to do it. I’d like to be a clinical person who could consider a transit like this in way that is detached but I just can’t manage it.

I see people’s lives being moved by forces beyond their control. I see things unfolding that will wind up having enormous consequences.  I am talking about the cracks in the foundation I have written about for years now.  They are so easy to deny, initially.
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zodiac lighterTraditionally, trines and sextiles are considered, “good”, squares and oppositions, “bad” or at the very least, “challenging”. Conjunctions are judged on a case by case basis.

For example, a conjunctions to Jupiter or Venus (considered benefices) are “good”, conjunctions to Saturn or Mars (considered malefic), “bad”.

You have to start somewhere and this is a likely place to start but I would not take this information too literally because the idea there are “no bad aspects” in astrology is more than a sign of our politically correct times.
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AstroTableTalk » Uranus-Pluto Part 7 of 8

March 30th, 2012 @ 5:35 am by AstroTableTalk

Uranus-Pluto, the US and China.

I’ll come back now to the US and what I think may be a looming political crisis.

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So the US is a couple of years behind Europe with the Uranus-Pluto square, as our Suns tend to be around 9 or 10 of the cardinals, whereas the US is at 13 degrees. So we are in the middle of our crisis now, an economic crisis that has political roots, in the sense of Europe having attempted monetary union without the necessary political union.

The US Uranus-Pluto is still a couple of years off peaking, but I think we had a strong indicator of what it could be about when America had its credit rating downgraded for the first time ever last year because the politicians couldn’t agree on a budget. The credit agencies …

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Van Gogh self portrait
Sun in Aries/Moon in
Planetary ruler for
Friday- Venus/Libra
Happy Birthday:
1979- Norah Jones, 1945-
Eric Clapton, 1937- Warren Beatty, 1930- John Astin, 1853- Vincent Van Gogh
We can accomplish a
lot of self-healing today if we are able to let go of the people and routines
that are hurting us. We may feel that our intimate feelings and thoughts are
exposed because of how they may overwhelm us at this time, but know that they
are invisible to others if we don’t give in to their powers and indulge in self-pity.
Old wounds will flare up right now because we finally have the power and the
right transits to understand and adjust our past and present to help us make a
path to our future. A sympathetic friend and a bottle of wine are
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ElsaElsa » Astrology And Depression

March 29th, 2012 @ 5:37 pm by ElsaElsa

This is pure theory of mine, based on observation over the years, combined with logic. It seems to me that depression comes in at least two flavors.

I have long seen that people who do not express their Mars energy (their anger and ambition) tend to become depressed.  This makes sense as raw male energy by it’s nature is overt. If it is repressed it can do nothing but pervert and most commonly this manifests as depression.  Mars likes to go and do, win and conquer and when people are depressed they tend to feel lethargic and want to sleep all day so you see the correlation.

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idiot-savant.jpgBusy today – this is from 2008.

Dina writes on Blows The Attraction Theory All To Hell:

You’re not intellectual, Elsa? You seem pretty smart/wise to me!

Dina, thank you but I am telling you I am least developed on the intellectual level and one of the points Claire-France made.  She explained that I had developed this function to the extent I have via writing which caused people to come along, read my writing and then mistake me as some kind of intellectual!

So I put my writing on the Internet and next thing you know, people like HQ are writing me thinking I must be some kind of brilliant and when they encounter reality the next question sounds like this:

“What are you, some kind of idiot savant?”

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