Drama And Pride: Leo And The 5th House

Lioness“Oh, the secret life of man and woman, dreaming how much better we would be than we are if we were somebody else or even ourselves, and feeling that our estate has been unexploited to its fullest.”
–Zelda Fitzgerald, Leo

I think Leo gets an underhanded bad rap. People don’t come right out and bash but there’s an undertone sometimes, a “who do they think they are?” kind of vibe. Well, that’s the thing; Leo knows who they are. It’s good to be king (queen). Have you ever heard, “she’s just full of drama,” or “he needs to be taken down a peg”? Healthy Leo is shiny, and that makes some people uncomfortable. Often those people are not comfortable with their own Leo energy!
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Introduction To Pallas Athena In The Natal Chart

Pallas Athena glyph“Is the system going to flatten you out and deny you your humanity, or are you going to be able to make use of the system to the attainment of human purposes?”
–Joseph Campbell

Pallas Athena, the mythological goddess, originated from the head of Zeus (Jupiter) a fully formed, female warrior. She is associated with creative intelligence, particularly as it relates to war, healing and arts and crafts. The energy this asteroid expresses resonates with a blending of Aquarius, Leo and Libra. As simply as possible she represents the creative intelligence, perception of wholly realized concepts and balance.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Shames CEO for Raking In $200M… video

Here Thom spotlights Senator Elizabeth Warren grilling a CEO of Wells Fargo Bank and she’s at her finest:

Warren and Trump: Both Have Sun-Uranus Conjunctions

Did you know that Elizabeth Warren’s natal Sun conjoins Uranus as does that of Donald Trump? Her Sun-Uranus conjunction @00Cancer identifies her as an original, progressive maverick while his conjunction is in changeable Gemini and

LIBRA Considered

Libra by David Palladini
In his book, Astrology published 1964, Louis MacNeice, not an astrologer, but a poet and scholar, gathered together much of interest from a variety of sources, ancient and modern. On zodiac sign Libra, through which the Sun now travels, he wrote the paragraphs below, quoting from a variety of professional astrologers. This extract was not copied and pasted from

Charting the USA

Astrodatabank has a collection of the various charts used by astrologers to represent the USA. Most popular online astrologers prefer those set for 4 July 1776, Independence Day. These have different ascendants depending on rectification, using important events in the country’s history to pinpoint a rising sign.

I’m not completely convinced about the validity of such charts, or of any chart

Weekend Love Forecast – Learning Through Play … POUNCE!

animal-cracker-safari-300x300We head into the weekend with Mercury direct and Pluto retrograde but stationing to go direct early Monday. Virgo Mercury trines Pluto but is slipping from the aspect’s grasp as it moves into sextile with Scorpio Juno. There are opportunities to lock down promises, however it may be prudent to wait till all the options are in. (…)
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Equinox !

At this early stage of autumn – we’re barely through the door – the trees have yet to change into their Fall finery. Here’s a link to a map of the USA set to indicate autumnal changes in foliage, week by week. So far, even the highest and most northerly regions are showing only “patchy” Fall color foliage, at best.

When we were out doing errands this week temperature was 99 degrees here, in