Keys to Unlock Astrology

Keywords used in interpretation of zodiac signs and astrological houses are a handy tool, especially helpful to beginners who wish to learn more about the ancient art. There are several websites online offering lists of keywords – for example HERE, under “Introduction to Astrology.”
Among astrology-related books lining my shelves is “Astrological Keywords” by Manly P. Hall. The author is

Weekend Love Forecast – Shoot For The Moon!

moon-phasesMars in Capricorn is pulling away from Pluto and not quite into anything else just yet. This gives us a chance to look up and notice all the great stuff going on all around… as we keep moving forward. Slow and steady wins the race. But what if there’s no race? What if it’s just a chance to enjoy what you’re doing and have something to show for it? (…)
Read the rest of Weekend Love Forecast – Shoot For The Moon! (519 words)

One comment

Pluto Aspects In Synastry

Pluto“If you see me coming better step aside; a lot of men didn’t and a lot of men died.”
–Sixteen Tons, Merle Travis

Pluto is depth, transformation, power. It is slow-moving so the aspects that it makes are experienced most keenly when in relation to a personal planet. Aspects it makes to outer planets are more generational. For example, Pluto to Neptune is something you experience along with everyone in your age group as opposed to Pluto to the Moon. The moon moves so quickly that where it falls in your chart is a more individual affair. The same relational energy holds true when we talk about interaspects, aspects from chart to chart.
Read the rest of Pluto Aspects In Synastry (253 words)


Full moon in aries, 16th October 2016

Hello! We are mid-way through beautiful October, and here in the north of England, autumn is starting to show itself. The annual full moon in Aries takes place this year on 16th October @ 05.23am (UK time). The Sun in Libra stands opposite Moon/Uranus in Aries, which certainly is a highly charged, potentially explosive combination (in both positive or negative ways). Moon and Uranus together can make situations feel unstable, disruptive, and emotionally unsettled. But it can also be about emotional breakthroughs, positive change, and independence that gets to the heart of who we are and how we want to relate with others.
Electric attraction is sparking chemistry in relationships like it hasn’t for some time, so sudden or unexpected romance, or love at first sight, is just as likely as sudden ‘bolt from the blue’ break-ups.
Sun in Libra has a keen sense of justice and fairness, and impulsive Aries leaps into action without a second thought (without a first thought if intuitive Uranus is added to the mix), to redress the balance.
We also have the very powerful Mercury in Libra square to Mars/Pluto in Capricorn. Mercury (logic and communication), Mars (action and momentum) and Pluto (powerful transformation) can also indicate an explosive combination and huge releases of energy. Mars and Pluto standing together hold huge power, and therefore huge potential for power struggles between people. It’s also an indicator of bottling things up, and any full moon seems to pop the cork on certain situations that have been building up (this one is maybe more likely than others)
Communication needs lots of self-awareness; lots of ‘being the bigger person’. Give benefit of the doubt repeatedly in order to dispel power struggles within yourself about others, and your relationship with others. And to stop the negative judgements from killing your peace and harmony and locking you out of your own heart centre (which is the most bleak place in the universe to be).
Most of us are not in positions of power that we can instantly make decisions that affect huge sways of people, so all we have is our own individual inner peace and harmony that we can control. Luckily it’s all we need. Our own corner of the world is where we can impact and influence… not via manipulation or pressure on others, but via our own self balance. This is what the Aries/Libra axis is all about.
I don’t know about you, but I have been feeling this potent full moon energy building for a few days now. It’s a full on full moon for sure, looking at the planet patterns. Which means it takes some focus and determination to get the best from it, but oh the rewards are great for doing so.
So unless things have been going totally swimmingly in all areas of your life for a while, it’s more than likely that any area not flowing and going 100% how you want it too has become harder to ignore this week… the obstacles, the brick walls, the delays, the wading through treacle, the aches and pains…. it all FEELS more intense during a full moon like this one, making you more restless, more sensitive or touchy and over-reactive.
It’s because full moons work like emotional amplifiers. If you’ve been doing a lot of thinking (focusing) about what you don’t want, and dealing with things you don’t want to deal with in certain areas, the resistance, or the pushing against it all, is MUCH more tangible right now.
BUT the sweet healing power of a full moon is that it’s GUIDANCE – all that emotional amplification means you get to see exactly where you would do well to ‘reset your mindset’ to something more positive, open, life-affirming, YOU-affirming. Something less judgemental, less rigid, less critical. Don’t underestimate the power of your mindset. How you think and feel regularly about things, is how things turn out, everytime. A little bit of open-heartedness and open-mindedness goes an awful long way during this full moon period, opening doors for miracles and marvels to manifest.
Happy full moon in Aries!


Weekend Love Forecast – Aries Full Moon Balancing Act

viewFriday night the Aries Moon moves into opposition to Jupiter in Libra. Ah what to reference for this one… think Sponge Bob and Mr. Crabs psyching each other up for a night out: “Are you ready to party Mr. Crabs??” “I’m ready to party! Are you ready to party, Sponge Bob?” Only it doesn’t end and there’s no plan. Well, that’s the unchannelled nature of the energy. (…)
Read the rest of Weekend Love Forecast – Aries Full Moon Balancing Act (366 words)


Juno And “The One”

FILM_StrangerThanFiciton“You intend no doubt to give me nothing, and are not aware the gift has already been received. Curse me then, and take away the spell. For I am rich, no cheap and ragged beggar but a queen, to rouse the king I need in you.”
–Alice Walker, The Gift

Juno, the asteroid, is associated with marriage and commitment. Juno the Roman goddess is daughter of Saturn, wife of Jupiter and mother of Mars (war) and Vulcan (fire). Does any of that sound touchy-feely? As the daughter of Saturn she embodies the feminine manifestation of commitment. Politically correct or not, that is most often associated with marriage.
Read the rest of Juno And “The One” (530 words)



No sign loves a good time more than a Leo; that fiery and proud sign ruled by the Sun.  Leo has been assigned to  the 5th house by the ancients which contains every activity that is pleasurable: Love, children, fun and also speculation. Yes, speculation.  Surprised?  Well believe it or not, lots of people (don’t include me)  find a vacation in Las Vegas to be more fun than a barrel of monkeys. 

There is a reason the universe gave Leo such a classy home address that has more cachet than Buckingham Palace. Kingly, princely, queenly or whatever noble adjective you want to put in front of it, this proud sign’s demeanor can rival a peacock in full plume. 

Don’t let even the most demure Leo fool you.  Underneath that quiet exterior lies a lion or lioness prepared to rule its turf.  Make no mistake about it, they always take things personally.  Do you want to know why?  Think about it, if your sign was ruled by the sun it would just be a matter of time, probably around the 3rd grade, when you found out that the everything revolves around the sun.  Wouldn’t it be natural to assume that you were the center of the universe.  Make sense?   Sure does to me.  So when it comes down to it, that’s why its all about them.  Get used to it.  
They are the kings or queens of the zodiac and they expect the rest of us to respect their elevated station in life.  Leo’s always play their station in life to the hilt.  A Leo caretaker will play the role as if he or she were a character in Downton Abbey. A Leo teacher will play the role like an Oscar winner. A Leo boss will be the consummate boss.  As long as you keep genuflecting every time you enter his or her office you will be considered part of the royal court. Insufferable? Arrogant?  A pompous prig? Yeah maybe, but this sign also really loves a good time.

The best time to appreciate a Leo is at a party.  These people really, really party. Don’t forget, Leo’s also love the theater.  Nothing motivates them more than performing in front of an audience.  Think real life Leo’s like Robert DeNiro and Barack Obama.  Now, he really is presidential but he also can let his hair down and have a good time. Did you see him and Seinfeld doing the White House?  I don’t think there’s ever been a President who’s been more willing to share his sense of humor with the people of this country more than he has.

So yes Leo’s can be formidable, yes they can be full of themselves but if you had to hire a person to do a job for you, wouldn’t you want someone who would take it seriously, do it honorably and with dignity no matter what the position was?  Having been in the position of hiring people more times than I can count, I know I would.