Daily Forecast: August 31, 2016 – Impending New Moon In Virgo… Authenticity

sun-moon-e1418948682290Wednesday morning the Moon sails along at the end of the sign. Three years ago I wrote: If you’re not Mick Jagger, watch your swagger. I have no idea what I meant by that, but it seems pretty timely now. With the Sun opposite Neptune and square Saturn and Mars, do enjoy the swish of the early day mood but also keep your eyes open. Regardless of what the songs say, not everybody loves a lover. Still, plenty do!(…)
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The Composite Ascendant

George and Gracie Burns“Those two are a fastidious couple. She’s fast and he’s hideous.”
–Henny Youngman

The most evident effect of the composite chart is the ascendant. If you want to know how you appear as a couple look to the rising sign. This is the placement that represents how you look when you are together. Leo rising couples are radiant and regal, dramatic. They look like fun. With a Scorpio ascendant you’ll have a subtle and compelling power about you. Perhaps you look a bit dangerous. My man and I have Libra on the ascendant and have been told we’re an attractive and pleasant couple. Because of this I try to keep him near me at all times.
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Daily Forecast: August 30, 2016 – Mercury Retrograde In Virgo

bookTuesday morning the mid-degree Leo Moon makes a quincunx to Pluto. From there it’s a day long move into trine with Aries Uranus. Power struggles can be demoralizing, so see them coming and split. Go sideways if you have to, or find another path. Alternately, this exacerbates whatever mood you’ve got going into the day. So don’t let it run you.(…)
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Daily Forecast: August 29, 2016 – Sunny Leo Mood

lion vintage valentineMonday morning the early Leo Moon gets a bit of sunny-smooth sailing before it gets into aspect with much else. This brings a mood bump to the Virgo Sun order of the day, as the Sun moves into a bumpy t-square with Saturn and Neptune. A sunny mood helps the day get up and over a spate of inertia and false starts. Keep your sunny side up!(…)
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Arty Farty Friday ~ Michelangelo…(and those horns! )

We’ve recently watched, courtesy of Netflix, the 1965 movie The Agony and the Ecstasy, the story, partly based on Irving Stone’s biographical novel of the same name, deals with the conflicts of Michelangelo and Pope Julius II during the painting of the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling. It’s a reasonable depiction of likely events, I guess. The film was made in the then current style used for epic stories



My reading this morning was for a Gemini rising like myself  “Wow”, I thought. “How lucky could I be? This  reading will almost be like talking to myself.”  But it was better than that.  You see, we all know that the more readings you do, the better you get at it because you always learn something new. Well today was one of those days.  I think everybody who is familiar with my work knows that I use Wolfgang Dobereiner’s Munich Rhythm Theory system.

As I was preparing for my appointment last night I noticed an aspect that I couldn’t quite get a handle on.  It was Uranus conjunct Pluto.  Uranus = extreme sudden change and Pluto=control, power or even something as explosive as a bomb, I just couldn’t’ grasp or integrate to my satisfaction how my client experienced these two energies.  So I referred to Dobereiner’s book Patterns of Experience in the Astrological Diagnosis and Homeopathic Treatment of Illnesses and found his observations:

“The birth itself is preceded by a delusion or deception:
The mother, in love with someone other than the child’s father, must carry and give birth to the child of someone “unloved”

“(In extremely rare cases) the husband or partner is deceived into believing that he is the child’s father; the mother suffers from (possibly repressed) feelings of guilt.”

“(frequently) the mother feels that she has been deceived in her hopes and ideals by the child’s father, and must carry and give birth to the child of a man she (perhaps subconsciously) rejects”.

So I asked my client if he could relate to these observations.  He was blown away.  He told me that there was always a question in his mind as to whether he was his father’s son.  His father has been dead for many years, and his mother lives in another country. Both mother and son enjoy an open and honest relationship.  He plans to ask his mother about his suspicions on his next visit,

It is not enough to simply read Dobereiner’s observations, it is how he breaks down and reaches the kind of conclusions such as the one example I gave here.  It is just one of many why I consider Wolfgang Dobereiner to have been  one of the greatest minds in astrology.

Arty Farty Friday ~ Dave Hickey, Art Critic.

I came across the name
Dave Hickey among commentary at a politically-slanted website recently. Hickey, I learned, is an art critic. I was impressed by the quote of his offered by a commenter, and later wondered if Mr Hickey might be a subject for Arty Farty Friday. It’d make a change from posting about actual painters, photographers, illustrators etc.

Material on the net concerning Mr Hickey