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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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

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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

Arty Farty Friday ~ George Luks + a Conundrum

An arty farty conundrum: which natal chart best suits American painter George Luks? Wikipedia has his date of birth as 13 August 1867, but other websites state 13 August 1866. Checking at Ancestry.com, the genealogy website, the question remains without a clear answer. The artist’s gravestone states 1866, as does a passport application, yet there is still confusion; several documents state

Astrology And Pokemon Go

arcanineIn the gaming world, big news doesn’t normally make mainstream radar. Pokemon Go is a huge exception. Pokemon Go is an electronic game played on handheld devices, mainly mobile phones. It’s a game that uses your device’s camera to meld travel in mundane reality with catching virtual monsters as they appear on your screen. The real life element is highly engaging, but it’s the blend of fantasy and reality that holds the interest. Remind you of any astrological trends in the collective?(…)
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Introduction To Ceres In The Natal Chart

ceres“It is difficult for some people to accept that love is a choice. This seems to run counter to the generally accepted theory of romantic love which expounds that love is inborn and as such requires no more than to accept it.”
–Leo Buscaglia, Pisces Ceres conjunct the nadir sextile Taurus Venus in the 6th house

The Ceres of mythology is the the archetype of the earth mother. The asteroid Ceres represents both our nurturing needs and how we nurture others. It is how we were nurtured as children and how we nurture our own children, as well as all the others we choose to interact with. The expression of Ceres energies ranges from controlling to permissive, cold to overbearing, just as human caregivers do. Just because it’s mama energy does not necessarily mean “warm and fuzzy.”
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