Astro Update: March 2014

Astro Update: March 2014

The Sun is in emotional, creative Pisces now.  Winter is ending, and Spring is on the way. Since 2014 is another “roller-coaster” of a year, it probably won’t surprise you when I say this will be a very eventful month. So, fasten your seat belts and get ready for the ride!

Mercury has been retrograde and in a pretty grumpy mood for a solid month, messing up our plans, our technology, and our connections with others. Of course, some good things probably came out of it, too. Connections with people from the past are often positive and illuminating during Mercury Retrograde cycles. But most of us feel a bit more “normal” when Mercury is direct.

And March starts off with Mercury direct! Now we can get ready to launch some new projects and step away from any tangles that happened during February. But tread cautiously, as there is a ton of energy that is flying every which way during the first week of March. Reserve plans for anything really big until after the Quarter Moon on the 8th.

So, what’s the big deal? Well, right after Mercury goes direct, Mars and Saturn go retrograde in close proximity to the New Moon in Pisces on March 1. Mars will be in Libra, giving us a chance to review many important lessons about our relationships over the next 9 weeks or so. Saturn in Scorpio turns retrograde, bringing another kind of review for many of us, regarding things we have been building and rebuilding over the last 2 years. There is an intensity factor here that will affect many people very strongly. If you are open to the lessons that will be unfolding, this could be a time of powerful insights and epiphanies. If you try to ignore important challenges that arise, you may get kicked in the fanny.

On a global level, with Mars retrograde in Libra and the rather intense Grand Cardinal Cross shaping up as April nears, we can expect some fireworks. Diplomacy will be hard to come by and aggression may rule the day in certain arenas. Probably not the best couple of months to travel to certain parts of the world…If you are wondering where not to go, just watch the news. It will be pretty obvious. They say the aggressor usually loses during Mars Retrograde, Guess we’ll see how that pans out. In your own life, be a peace-keeper, even if you don’t feel like it. It’s always better to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. 

When the Full Moon in Virgo arrives on Sunday March 16, things will be much clearer. This Full Moon looks like a good one for healing, creativity, and romance. Spring Equinox follows just a few days later on March 20. The Equinox is always a great time for renewal and inspiration. Plan to use this cool energy to drop outworn patterns and blocks and start on your path with renewed enthusiasm. For those who are ready for a relationship, this is a good time to put that intention out to the Universe! Same goes if you need to attract helpful partnership in business.

 

March Horoscopes

 

For all the Sun Signs: Keep your eyes wide open during the first week of March, with Mercury direct, Mars Retrograde, Saturn Retrograde and the New Moon in Pisces converging. Astro-Opportunity Days: March 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 28 29. Everyone will have a bit of an edge and a touch of luck on these days, so take advantage of it!

Aries (March 21-April 19) With your ruler Mars going retrograde this month, and the Sun in your Solar 12th House, it would be wise to cool your jets a bit and do some self-nurturing. Instead of blazing ahead, try diving into your center. A need for balance and harmony is high. And your intuition will serve you well if you get quiet enough to hear it, and heed the messages that come through. Body, Mind, Spirit alignment is in order.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) Connect with important friends and colleagues. Some of them may be willing to lend support that you need. But be selective about who you open up to. Saturn retrograde in Scorpio will start to bring up unsolved issues from the past. Don’t hide your head in the sand. Time to get into problem solving mode!

Gemini (May 21 to June 20) You will be taking a serious look at your life direction and career. And you’ll need to ask yourself how all of this fits in with your relationship goals…or does it? Time to make sense of your outer world and inner world needs.

Cancer (June 21 to July 21) If you have been putting things in their proper place in your life, you should be seeing some amazing developments now. If you need to work harder towards goals, go for it. Take advantage of the inspiration and energy that is available and move some mountains.

Leo (July 23-August 22)  Roll up your sleeves and tackle some of those things you’ve needed to take care of in your home. And if you feel at odds with emotional issues from the past, take some steps to process them, so you can move forward. Endings are as important as beginnings in many ways.

Virgo (August 23-September 22) There’s action in the romance and partnership department now, but much of what happens will depend on your own clarity and ability to determine fact from fiction. Use your knowledge of human nature when deciding who to connect with, both personally and in business. Opportunities abound, but caution is advised.

Libra (September 23-October 22 )  There is much potential to heal and restore your body at this time, and perhaps a need to do so! Libra, balance thyself! There will be very important lessons and messages regarding your significant relationships. Pay attention and read the memo!

Scorpio (October 23 to November 21) Work with your creativity and much will come of it now. Fight the impulse to retreat into your own world, as much can be accomplished now. Saturn retrograde in your sign will let you know if there are responsibilities that need attention. Best to attend to them voluntarily.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) Powerful motivations are stirring inside you regarding home, family, and the past. This is a time to reflect and connect to your priorities. Put things in place to give yourself more freedom in the coming months.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) You are learning about your connections to others. Don’t hide from it. Take a good look around you. There are new people who would like to get to know you, both socially and professionally. Go find them!

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) Money and career are highlighted now. Clear your head and get your game on. Positive financial dealings are in the offing. Improvement and opportunity in the work place is likely.

Pisces (February 19-March 20) This could be a magical month! Romantic, creative, and spiritual energy surrounds you. This is your chance to heal old wounds and get back in the saddle! Get inspired and put your best foot forward. The dawn is breaking. Get ready to move forward.

Astro Update: February 2014

Astro Update: February 2014

It’s already February and 2014 is well underway. Lots of planetary energies are shifting this month! Venus, the planet of love and abundance, has been retrograde in the sign of Capricorn since late December, which is usually not much fun, but she just went direct! This is good news for matters of the heart, creativity, and even finances, so hallelujah for that! But guess what… (imagine music from Jaws playing the background) it’s time for the first Mercury Retrograde of the year!!!!!

When a planet is retrograde, basically, without getting into astrophysics, its energy is not flowing in its regular way. With Mercury, the planet that rules communication, transportation, and technology, it’s often highly noticeable in the world we live in today. Things just tend to go catawampus much more than normal, if that’s possible. Since it happens 3 times a year for just over a month each session, it’s good to know.  Without splitting hairs, suffice it to say the entire month of February will be dominated by this Mercury Retrograde energy. You can troubleshoot this by avoiding starting new projects, signing contracts, scheduling elective surgeries, making major purchases, or big travel plans this month. Sometimes it’s not possible to avoid these activities, but if something major is in the offing and it can wait until March, it’s likely to be more successful. Great for connecting with people and projects from the past, though. 

Nevertheless, the month begins with Chinese New Year and I just love theYear of the Wood Horse. I think it’s going to take the edge off some of the planetary drama that’s been raging for the past few years and give people of good kick in the pants to get their lives moving forward. It may also help stabilize the economy somewhat (hey, we can hope.) There’s a sexy Full Moon in Leo on Valentine’s Day, so don’t mope around if you don’t have an SO. Go out and meet someone! For those who are hooked up, do make sure not to let miscommunication (Mercury Retro) or Full Moon Madness mess up the fun. 

Astro-Opportunity Days: February 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 22, and 23. These days will have a little more of the “luck” factor of everyone, so take advantage of it. 

 Horoscopes for February

For all the Sun Signs: Mercury will spend most of its retrograde phase in the sign of Aquarius. This means problems with technology are very likely. Keep that in mind, protect important data, and don’t be surprised if your phones, devices, or computers decide to go bananas. 

Aries (March 21-April 19) This is not the time to be a loner. Get involved with people around you. Accept invitations for social activity or throw your own party or event. The connections you make this month could bring both happiness and benefit into your world. Be conscious of breaking past habits that are getting in the way of your progress. 

Taurus (April 20-May 20) This is a perfect time to refine your long range plans. Do you know where you really want to go and how you plan to get there? Get all the information you need together and form a strategy. Nose to the grindstone is fine, but you have to have a clear vision of your aim as well. Don’t just blindly forge ahead.

Gemini (May 21-June 20 ) You have fortunate vibrations concerning money, legal issues, and educational pursuits. So, don’t play hooky, apply yourself and use this energy to get some things moving. This could be a very productive cycle, particularly with projects and issues that started in the last few months. Focus your energy. 

Cancer (June 21-July 21) Lots of action in many important areas all at once! Jupiter is direct in your sign, giving you optimism and some green lights for your goals. There’s strong emotional energy around relationships and business partnerships with some possible power struggles. And lots of deep insights about the past. Don’t let the intensity knock you off balance!

Leo (July 23-August 22) Powerful forces are at work in the relationship department. This can also be business related, but most likely it’ll be personal. Fate is at work. Be conscious about what you want, and what you don’t want. Expect some drama around the Full Moon on Valentine’s Day. All in all, it should be a creative and changeful month!

Virgo (August 23-September 22) A period of quiet would help right now. Calm your schedule down a little and go over your priorities. You may not have gotten into a groove with the New Year yet, and Virgos really need to have their groove on! Being busy isn’t enough. You need to be effective. Taking a few things off your plate may actually help with that now. 

Libra (September 23-October 22) Every once in a while a window of opportunity suddenly flies open. Will you be ready to jump through it? There may be some rainbows and unicorns waiting for you out there! Strong creative and emotional energy is around you, but you must be open to receive it. Venture forth. 

Scorpio (October 23-Novemeber 21) This is a good time to attend to the business of living your life…handling things that are right in front of you. Put some energy into harmonizing your environment. Make some plans to clear away and purge “stuff” that has accumulated…in your home, on your computer, and in your head. 

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) Your mood may be vacillating between uncertainly and excitement. What will you do next? Your tendency to take the shotgun approach may not be helping you right now. A more specific approach to goals will help.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) Time to get your game on. You need a bit of an overhaul on your persona for the New Year. Who are you and how do you want people to see you? Have a plan for that. And be ready to tackle the financial zone with energy and intention. 

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) Lots of people who will notice you now, professionally and otherwise. If there is a project that flopped at the end of 2013, look into resurrecting it. It there are people you wanted to connect with but didn’t, try again now. Your results will likely be much better! 

Pisces (February 19-March 20) Your creative, psychic, whimsical side is going full tilt. Temper it with some logic and you might be dangerous. But your tendency to idealize and fantasize about things could end up biting you in the butt pretty hard. Be realistic and you’ll get much closer to your dreams! 

Mercury Retrograde August 2011

Mercury Retrograde is on the way! (happy,happy, joy, joy)

Yep, that’s right. Just when you thought it was safe to make those travel plans, sign those contracts, and buy a new car, Mercury Retrograde strikes again!

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“Victoria’s Astro-Updates, Election 2008″ Astrological musings

As many of you know, I have been predicting Presidential Elections for over 20 years and I haven’t been wrong yet. That’s quite a record, even if I do say so myself. And most of my predictions were made either on live television or in print. Let’s see you top that, Sylvia Brown! I should add a notation here; I don’t predict based on who I’m going to vote for or who I think would do the best job. I always stick to the facts, astrologically speaking, and try to be completely analytical about the process. This is why I predicted George W. Bush both times, based solely on astrology, not on my own politics. And astrology is a very good tool to figure out the most likely outcome. It’s not infallible, however, and neither am I. I just have to have the guts to stick my neck out and be willing to be wrong in front of God and everybody. Thank goodness most of the time I’m right.

So, I guess after that big drum roll you’re wondering what my prediction is for this year? And you also might be wondering why I haven’t already made my prediction public, as I usually do it at the beginning of the year. Well, here’s the honest truth. This is probably the one time in the last 20 years I am really NOT SURE. The reason for my equivocation is simple. No one knows Hillary Rodham-Clinton’s time of birth. There are at least 3 or 4 different possible birth times floating around out there, but none of them are based on anything that can be verified. Maybe Miss Scorpio Hillary doesn’t want the world to know her chart. But in any case, we just don’t know. And astrologers all over the world have been trying to figure this out for a long time now, so I guess if we were going to find out some how, we probably would have by now.

Without Hillary’s time of birth, there is no way to set her chart up accurately. So that makes it impossible to study the astrological influences now, or at election time, in an accurate manner. Some astrologers say her birth time is 8 PM. Frankly, I doubt it. That would put her Sun in the 5th House, which is Romance, Creativity, and Children. And Hillary doesn’t seem like a creative, sexy, romantic type to me. Sorry. It just doesn’t fit. Others say she was born just after midnight. I say maybe to that. That would make her a Leo Rising (personality) with Saturn on the Ascendant. That would make her bold, bigger than life, controlling, ambitious, serious, and strong. That fits a little better. Just for fun, I decided to make her birth time 12 PM. This would make her a Capricorn Rising, with her strong Scorpio planets lining up near the top of her chart. This would indicate a person who is serious, hard-working, determined, controlling, successful, status-seeking, and extremely influential in her career and out in the world. That also seems right to me. So, would the real Hillary Clinton please stand up? I wish I knew her, I’d give her a call right now and tell her to get her birth certificate out. If any of you do, please ask her for me, would you?

So, that’s my problem. All that being said, based on the information available, Barack Obama looks like the winner. And I do have accurate information for Barack Obama and John McCain. At least that’s something that can help me fill in the blanks. And as far as Hillary is concerned, I’ll do the best I can. Next, I’m going to give you a brief synopsis of each person’s chart and tell you what I see.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961 at 1:06 PM in Honolulu, Hawaii. Numerologically, he is a an 11 Destiny Path. 11 is considered a Master Number and carries a Christ-like, Avatar vibration. 2008 is a 22/4 year for Obama, which is also auspicious, as 22 us also a Master Number. He is a Leo Sun and his Sun is in the 9th House in his birth chart. This means that his bold Leo personality is oriented towards education, philosophy, intellectual pursuits, religion, the higher mind, foreign people and places, the law, society, and humanitarian concerns. Leo’s are strong, steady, extroverted, persistent, proud, tough, and often charming. And with his 9th House influence, he is a thinker and an idealist.

Barack’s Mercury, his thinking process and communication ability, is also in Leo in the 9th House, which means that he’s quite an intellect, a BIG PICTURE person, good at writing, speaking, and teaching, opinionated and open-minded at the same time, and just plain brainy. Many Leos want to be King and many 9th House types want to save the world. So, there you go.

His Mid-Heaven, which stands for Life Direction, Destiny Path, and Career, is also Leo, so he is certainly well-suited for positions of power and leadership, and with Uranus in Leo, the North Node in Leo, the Part of Fortune in Virgo, and Pluto in Virgo all sitting in his 10th House of Status and Career, it’s obvious that Barack Obama will have an extremely strong impact out in the world, no matter what he does.

Obama’s Moon Sign is Gemini, once again letting us know that his inner instinct is to use his mind. This gives him an innate ability to communicate, often with strong emotional content in his words. His Moon is in the 7th House, which indicates fortunate marriage and partnership, but can also indicate a person with a strong connection to the public at large. Hence, the Man of the People.

Obama’s Rising Sign is Scorpio. There’s the power and the charisma. He may be slim but he’s not wimpy. Scorpio Rising people are tough, tenacious, powerful, controlling, creative, passionate, and persistent. This also suggests that even though many things in his chart indicate good fortune, life hasn’t always been a bowl of cherries for Barack. He probably has had his share of troubles and heart ache, which, as a good Scorpio Rising person, he has transcended.

His Venus, which is emotion, is in Cancer, so he has strong and deep feelings with powerful ties to family. His Mars, which is male energy is in Virgo, which means he likes to work and he wants to master everything he tackles. His Saturn is in Capricorn, which suggests that he has a strong work ethic and a desire to rise to the top. Jupiter, his Life Philosophy and outlook, is in Aquarius, which means that he is a rebel, humanitarian, and forward in his thinking. He has a very strong chart.

The one thing that I consider a problem the fact that both his Sun and his Mercury square Neptune. Sometimes, he believes what he wants to believe, whether it’s realistic or not. The contact between the Sun/Mercury and Neptune does however indicate that he has a strong connection to human rights. His Moon squares both Uranus and Pluto, which indicates he can have extreme emotional reactions to certain situations and a temper. But these aspects also indicate someone who will vehemently fight for the rights of the underprivileged and has a strong connection and interest in society. Overall, Barack Obama really does have a “super star” kind of chart, as one might expect.

Obama’s Transits for 2008

Saturn: It’s clear that Obama is a fighter, as he made great strides over the past few years even with Saturn in Leo strongly affecting his chart. Saturn is still in his 10th House this year, which will place an enormous amount of stress on his public life, but apparently has brought him to where he is now through lots of hard work. Saturn’s transit of the 10th House indicates a time of harvest, reaping what you have sown over the last 24 years. It is often a time of leadership, huge responsibilities, and achievement. But it also indicates difficulties and pressure. Saturn is conjunct his natal Pluto through Summer of 2008, which indicates huge changes in ones life structure. This is certainly a fateful time for his professional life.

Uranus: Uranus in Pisces has just entered Obama’s 5th House over the past year or so. Among other things, this should really ramp up excitement factor in his life. Uranus transiting the 5th House signifies an opportunity to redefine yourself and to approach life in a whole new way. Starting in April 2008 and continuing throughout the year, Uranus (Change and Revolution) will oppose his natal Mars (Energy, Drive, Male Side.) This is a powerful and sometimes explosive influence. This can make a person rebellious, impulsive, assertive, and up for a fight. It makes people want to take risks and just “go for it.” It can also lead to rash behavior, accidents, or injuries. Sudden changes are likely.

Neptune: Neptune in Aquarius is conjunct Obama’s 4th House Cusp, or IC. This transit can sometimes indicate strange and subtle changes that begin to affect ones personal life and family. More significantly, this means that Neptune is in opposition to Obama’s Mid-Heaven, or his Career area. This is very tricky. It can indicate that strange events may begin to surface that take the wind out of your sails. Unforeseen influences can affect your ability to succeed.

Pluto: Transiting Pluto in Capricorn has been slowly moving through Obama’s 2nd House for some time. Pluto is opposing his natal Venus in Cancer in his 8th House this year. The 2nd House represents your personal income, possessions, and the things you truly value in life. With Pluto sitting around for some years in Obama’s 2nd House, his big area of transformation has to do with $$$ and his values. Sagittarius rules his 2nd House, so his values are quite lofty, as Sagittarius has to do with a broad-minded approach to life and a sort of warrior spirit regarding truth. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, and while Sag types can be quite lucky and entrepreneurial when it comes to money, they are often not really materially oriented. It’s more about the grand adventure of life. At any rate, the opposition of Pluto and Obama’s Venus signifies big transformations in important relationships and enormous intensity of emotion. With the house positions involved, House 2 and House 8, issues concerning money and support from others will be involved in his process right now. For the most part, I see this as a life-changing year for him regarding his experience of what he can create alone and what he must create involving others. This definitely relates to the money Obama receives from supporters. And this Pluto opposition will either push his $$$ donations way over the top, or perhaps, bring up some controversy about money given to his campaign. As a side note, I think his most important relationships will undergo immense challenges and changes. If he wasn’t in such a public position, I’d almost wonder if there was an affair going on. Hey, you never know.

Jupiter Return: Right at the beginning of the year 2009 in January, Obama will have his Jupiter Return. This is the ending of a 12 year cycle and a time of new beginnings. It is usually considered a very fortunate time. This would be right about when he would be sworn in as President.

Synopsis on Obama: He’s got a dynamic chart and the influences in his chart this year are strong and mostly favorable. He’s got a good shot.

Will Obama be in danger? Many people have wondered if Barack Obama may be in danger of assassination. Many astrologers have been wondering about that, too. With Pluto, the Lord of Death, opposing a personal planet, Venus, in Obama’s 8th House, the House of Death, it is a thought to ponder. Along with wild, crazy, and unpredictable Uranus (Sudden Change, Revolution, the Unexpected), opposing his natal Mars, (Assertiveness, Male Energy, Aggression), it does make you wonder whether or not something really dramatic might be in store for him. Looking at his birth chart, I don’t see the classic symbols I would expect for someone who would be killed or die in office.

If you look at the chart of John F. Kennedy, well, it’s pretty much all there. He had 5 planets in his 8th House, including his Sun, and Mars right on the cusp. When he was assassinated, there was a lot of planetary action directly affecting his Moon and his 8th House. Mercury, which rules Kennedy’s 8th House, was actually in opposition to his Sun, and strangely enough, Mercury does have to do with transportation, and he was shot while in an automobile. I could write for a long time about all of the details of this fascinating story, but as far as Obama is concerned, I’d be really surprised if a public death was part of his destiny.

Once again, it does look like Obama looks like our next President, astrologically speaking. I will also say, once again, that Hillary Clinton’s chart doesn’t look quite as good, but she is so tenacious and such a powerful person, that she’s the type who could just buck the odds. It truly is a hard call. But it does not look like a victory for McCain to me. With Saturn opposing Uranus this year, it seems clear that surprising new events will challenge the old order of things. To me, this doesn’t sound like another white, male, Republican President. That wouldn’t be much of a change now, would it. So there’s my prediction. Probably Obama with Hillary as the BIG QUESTION MARK. Maybe she will be VP.

Hillary Rodham-Clinton

Hillary Clinton is a tough, intense Scorpio Sun. She was born on October 26, 1947 in Chicago. Birth time cannot be verified. Numerologically, she is a 3, which is a strong, creative vibration. 2008 is a 1 year for Hillary, which is a symbol of new beginnings. Scorpio is a Fixed Sign; strong, steady, stable, and reliable. They can also be rigid at times. She has 4 planets in the sign of Scorpio, her Sun which is the conscious sense of self, Chiron the wounded healer, Venus the emotional center, and Mercury the mind and communication. So she is VERY Scorpio. This means she is powerful, forceful, passionate, ambitious, tenacious, acquisitive, deep, secretive, possibly manipulative, loyal, controlling, ambitious and charismatic. Often what I see with strong Scorpio types is that people either love them or hate them. They really tend to polarize people.With the planet Chiron so close to Hillary’s Venus, she is working at healing some deep emotional issues in this life time, but she also might want to help other people heal. She is probably working on Compassion as a life lesson.

Clinton also has 3 planets in the fixed sign of Leo. Mars (Assertive Male Energy), Pluto, (Power and Transformation), and Saturn, (Duty, Order, Limitation), are all very close together in Leo. This is a powerhouse combination. With Mars closely linked to her Pluto, she is super intense. She takes not prisoners. This is a powerful and sometimes even ruthless combination. She wants what she wants and she has the persistence and determination to get it. She is willful and aggressive. This also indicates that she knows what to do in a crisis, which is a good thing to know if you are President. This is the kind of influence you might see in a surgeon who works in the ER who needs to operate under extreme pressure. Her demanding and assertive nature will not win over certain people, who will find her too harsh. Others will respect her for it. This combination is that of courage and fearlessness. Very strong stuff, indeed. With Saturn in Leo not far from Mars and Pluto, she has strong leadership ability, but may often feel that she has to constantly prove herself to others.

When a person has lots of planets in Scorpio and a fair amount in Leo, this means that some of these planets will be Square to one another, which is considered conflicted. Hillary does has 5 major Squares in her chart, and although this sometimes blocks, conflicts, or binds up some of her energy, it is often the mark of a very determined personality.

Hillary’s Moon Sign is Pisces. This is her soft spot. Only those who are really close to her probably know how vulnerable she can be. Pisces Moon people are sensitive, intuitive, compassionate, and want to save the world. They are innately idealistic. Sometimes Pisces Moon people play the Victim, the Martyr, or the Savior in life. Her Pisces Moon creates a good flow of energy with her other watery planets in Scorpio. Pisces Moon people have a dream. Scorpio/Leo types make dreams into reality. Interesting combination. With the emphasis of water in her chart, she is emotional and passionate, and possible a bit on the secretive side.

With Mercury in Scorpio squaring both Saturn and Pluto, Hillary does not mince words and can sometimes come across like a steam roller. And she’s a scraper. With Venus square Saturn and Pluto, she has some pretty tough emotional blocks, but probably turns her pain into determination.

Without Hillary’s time of birth, I cannot tell you what her Rising Sign is, but my gut tells me she is either Leo or Capricorn Rising. Overall, she is one tough cookie, and has enough strength in her chart to do whatever she sets her mind to. She certainly has enough power in her chart to be the first woman President.

Hillary Clinton’s Transits for 2008

With no birth time I will not speculate about what houses the planets might be in for Hillary. But I can say a couple of things with certainty. Neptune in Aquarius is opposing her Saturn and squaring her Mercury this year. Both of these transits are a problem. Neptune square Mercury screws up your thinking and communication. It can indicate that you are not seeing things clearly and people are not understanding you. It also tends to up the anxiety level quite a bit, often causing sleeplessness. Dishonestly is also an issue under this transit. Sometimes people tend to misrepresent themselves under this influence. When the truth comes out it seriously undermines people’s confidence in them.

The Neptune/Saturn transit is equally yucky in some ways. This is a real challenge to your sense of reality. What you want to believe and what is really happening may not be a match. This can make people fearful and disoriented. This can sometimes indicate the onset of a chronic illness.

Since we do not know Clinton’s time of birth, I do not know the exact degree of her Pisces Moon. But there is a good chance that Uranus in Pisces is conjunct to her Moon this year. If this is the case, this would represent a time of enormous psychological change and emotional upheaval. There can be emotional outbursts, impulsivity, and sudden strange events. It isn’t always bad, but definitely surprising. It can also make people extremely excited about changing their lives. It is a wild roller coaster of emotion and change. It makes it a little hard to maintain your sense of equilibrium, however.

With her Moon in Pisces, this also tells me that sometime either this year or next year, Saturn will oppose the Moon. This is often associated with disappointment, domestic or professional problems, depression, and breakups. It often coincides with feelings of alienation and lack of support. It can be a time of great internal crisis that will eventually lead the individual to seek help or counseling to put the pieces back together.

Synopsis on Clinton: Jury’s out with no birth time, but I can say that Hillary’s transits for 2008 are not terribly favorable, birth time or not. She is one super-determined person, so even with difficult transits, she’s the type who could buck the odds. The worst transit I see is the Neptune square Mercury. This will not serve her well in the PR department and could lead people to distrust her.

John McCain

John McCain is a Virgo Sun Sign. He was born on August 29, 1938 at 9 AM in Cocosolo, Panama. Numerologically he is an 11/2, like Barack Obama. 11 is a Master Number and often people who have a special destiny have many Master Numbers in their Numerology makeup. 2008 is an 11 year for McCain, which would tend to point to a very special year in his destiny.

McCain is a Mutable, earthy Virgo. A hard-working perfectionist, he wants to be productive and of service to others. Virgos don’t always come on like gang busters, like Leo or Scorpio, but rust never sleeps, and neither do Virgos. Strong Virgo types will work constantly and quietly to reach their goals. His Sun is in the 11th House, which makes him somewhat like an Aquarian. He is forward thinking, likes having a position of leadership within the group, is humanitarian, and socially oriented. His Sun is fairly close to the planet Neptune, which means he sometimes plays the Victim, Martyr, or Savior in this life, and tends to be an idealist. Earth signs often have a very practical, realistic side though and this is probably part of his appeal.

His Moon Sign is Capricorn, another earth sign. Capricorn Moon people often have to take on a lot of responsibility as young people, so later in life they do not shy away from responsibility. Sometimes it is hard for Capricorn Moon people to show emotion, which might make some people think they are detached. This is usually not the case. More frequently this Moon type has had to learn to control and subdue their feelings in order to endure hardship, which actually can make them mature and caring of others. This gives McCain a kind of “fatherly” vibration. His Moon is in the 4th House, so he has a strong connection to family and is security driven.

McCain’s Libra Rising saves him on the personality front and makes up for the sometimes boring Virgo/Capricorn emphasis. Sorry earth signs, sometimes you just don’t have the “flash factor.” But Libra Rising people know how to be charming. This was one of Bill Clinton’s big draws. But Bill was a Leo on top of the Libra Rising. McCain’s Libra is somewhat more subdued. It does give him the air of a person who is fair, truthful, and socially aware. This is definitely the part of his chart that draws in the support. He also has Mercury, his thinking and communicating, in Libra, which favors writing, speaking, and relating to people in general. Libra types want to ameliorate negative conditions, so he probably really does want to do things that will improve the problems that his Virgo nature perceives. And Virgos are known to be problem solvers.

John McCain has the sign of Cancer ruling his Mid-Heaven, which represents Life Direction, Destiny Path, and Career. Cancer is a watery Cardinal Sign. Cancer energy is heart felt and caring. And Cancer is a sign that is directly associated with patriotism and love of ones country. This is another big plus for someone seeking public office.

McCain has power Pluto in Cancer in his 10th House of Career and Status, as well as Mars in Leo in the 10th. He is ambitious and tenacious and is a person who will desires power and recognition. Barack Obama also has Pluto in the 10th House.

With his Mercury in Libra in the 12th House, people feel McCain has a message. He probably considers himself a spokesperson for the people and a champion of the underdog. Other people can be influenced by his passion for his beliefs. Some will find him confusing and not believable.

With Saturn in Pisces in McCain’s 6th House, he is a worker and wants to put his energy to use towards his ideals. He may periodically suffer from chronic health issues that can cut down his productivity.

With his Jupiter in Sagittarius, McCain has strong beliefs and is not afraid to stand on his soapbox and tell the world what he thinks. Jupiter is in his 2nd House, which indicates he does have some luck when it comes to money, and with Scorpio ruling his 2nd House, he probably has some pretty grounded ideas about money and security.

With Uranus in his 7th House of Relationships, McCain is energized by dealing with people who challenge him. His Sun is trine Uranus, which is quite a favorable connection, indicating a person with a unique intellect and the ability to roll with the punches and maintain a sense of creativity. McCain actually has what I would consider a pretty lucky chart. He does have a Venus/Saturn opposition, which can indicate great emotional duress, and these planets do relate to the 12th House, which among other things can represent imprisonment, and I know he was a POW. But in general, the man often has luck on his side. And he works hard, too. A good combination.

John McCain’s Transits for 2008

Saturn: Oh boy, Saturn in Virgo this year. This will indicate an uphill battle for McCain in some ways. Saturn can make people work very hard and help them focus on big tasks, but sometimes Saturn can bring about lots of limitations. And McCain will have Saturn conjunct his Sun until Summer of 2008. This will make him serious and determined, but he might not be winning any popularity contests. But with the strong influence of Saturn this year, he may be perceived as a mature, seasoned leader who can take charge.

With Saturn in his 11th House of Hopes, Dreams, and your Group Associations, he is willing to put a lot of serious effort into his life’s work at this time. But with Saturn heading steadily toward his 12th House, he may not be heading for the limelight.

Uranus: Uranus in Pisces will be opposing McCain’s Venus (Emotion) from May 2008 through the rest of the year. This can mean enormous emotional change and upheaval. At the same time, Uranus has already conjoined with McCain’s Saturn in Pisces. This is a volatile combination of energy and could possible result in a health scare of some kind. This is a time when sudden events can rock your world. There is an enormous build up of tension taking place, and eventually, something’s gotta give. This influence can be very disruptive.

Jupiter: Interestingly, Jupiter is in McCain’s 4th House of Home, Family, Personal Life, and Security. At the end of the year Jupiter will conjunct McCain’s Moon, which is often associated with a change of residence.

Synopsis of John McCain’s Transits for 2008: It appears that McCain’s hard work is paying off for him at this time, but Saturn may make him a bit battle weary by the Summer of this year. Saturn in his sign of Virgo could indicate a “tortoise and hare” scenario, however, and he might end up coming up from behind as a strong closer. Overall, I do not think Uranus is going to do him any favors when it comes to the nitty gritty. This powerful disruptive energy does not seem to indicate an advantage in the overall scheme of things this year.

In Conclusion: If you just weigh the odds, Barack Obama’s chart does look very strong. He will be favored on Election Day if he makes it, as the Sun in Scorpio will be heading straight into his 1st House on that day, which will totally put him in the spotlight. Mars in Scorpio will be flying through his 1st House as well, giving him an enormous push of energy and assertiveness. The Moon in Capricorn that day also seems to favor Obama, as it will be in harmony with his Mars in Virgo and heading for a conjunction to his Jupiter, which is usually pretty lucky.

Hillary Clinton is a Scorpio, so that means the Sun will be in her sign. This is usually favorable. The Sun is conjunct her Venus on Election Day, which is usually favorable, but not terrible strong as an influence. Mars in Scorpio will already have conjoined her Sun a couple of weeks before, so she might be pretty burned out by the big day.

McCain’s chart looks pretty good on Election Day, as he will have the Mercury and the Sun in his 1st House, putting him in the spotlight. The Capricorn Moon on that day will line up with his Capricorn Moon, which indicates lots of emotion and change.

If I had to call it right now, on the somewhat limited information that I have, I’d have to say the it looks like Barack Obama will be our next President. This time, I just can’t be worried about being wrong. But with all the information I just gave you, you can probably come up with your own astrological conclusions. In the meantime, it’s going to be a very interesting race.

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Astrology and Vocation

Ever wonder if astrology can help you to find a career that’s really right for you? Looking at your Sun Sign and other prominent signs in your birth chart can help point the way to your bliss and success in the work place. It’s important to remember that your chart represents potential; life represents your reality. It’s also important to remember that your attitude will make the difference no matter what your chart might say. To find out the details about your own potential in work you will need to consult with astrologer and look at your birth chart. A good astrologer will be able to interpret the many facets of your chart that can lead to more clarity about this important area of life. Of course, if you have some basic knowledge of your own chart you will be able to use some of these tips to figure things out for yourself.

The Houses in your Natal Chart

Your Sun Sign is important, but the houses in your birth chart often reveal more about your aptitude in the work place.

The 2nd House

The 2nd house in your chart represents the resources you can draw upon to make money. It also has to do with your attitudes about money. If, for example, you have a strong Gemini theme in your 2nd house you can make money using your mental energy, ideas, and people skills. This also indicates you might be able to handle more than one job as a source of income. The money you make may not be as important as the mental stimulation you get from your job. If Taurus is the theme of your 2nd house earning money may be more important that what you do. You may opt for a field that is steady and yields a high income rather than something more speculative in nature.

The 6th House

The 6th house in your chart has to do with your attitudes about work, what kind of job would suit you, your style of working, and what kind of employee you would make. For example, if you have a strong Aries theme in your 6th house your attitude about work will be independent. You will need daily challenges and excitement to feel satisfied in your work environment. You will also do better if you work for yourself or have a job where you are not closely supervised and have some autonomy. If Libra is the theme in your 6th house you will do well in a people oriented environment. You are a team player and will thrive in a job where you feel you are helping people and improving things. You will be happier in a work environment that is tranquil and visually appealing; the art gallery instead of the lumber yard.

The 10th House

The 10th house has to do with your long-term career path and potential recognition for your career. A person with a Leo theme in the 10th house has a lot that they want to express. They really want to be somebody, so choosing a long-term career path where personal recognition is possible will be important. The 10th house also has to do with attitudes about authority, and Leo wants to BE the authority, so working for yourself or being boss will be more appealing than working for others directly. If your 10th house is dominated by a Pisces theme your long-term career path will likely be related to creativity, helping and healing others, or something that fulfills your spiritually. Pisces is not motivated by ego recognition so much as the desire to give selflessly. Social work or the Peace Corps might fit the bill perfectly.

The Zodiac Signs

Let’s go through the signs of the zodiac and get some basic information about money, career, and work. These descriptions will apply to you if your Sun, Rising Sign, 2nd House, 6th House, or 10th house is in the sign we are talking about. Remember, there are lots of other factors that will determine your potential, but these basics are a good starting point.

Aries

With an Aries theme in your chart you need a sense of independence. Working for yourself or in a job where you don’t have close supervision is important. You need a little excitement in the work place, so boring routines are out. When it comes to money you like immediate gratification and could do well in a commission-based business where your aggressive nature can lead you to fast cash. You will be happier if your job is action based in some way, rather than sedentary or purely mental. For this reason some Aries types enjoy law enforcement, the military, or paramedical work.

Taurus

If Taurus is your theme you want to make money and gain security. A job that is practical and traditionally leads to good money will appeal to you. You are willing to work long and hard if the rewards are solid. Routine does not bother you; in fact you rather like it. Working for a large company might also appeal to your sense of security. Taurus has a knack for working in the financial fields such as banking and lending. Taurus also has an artsy, creative side and could find their bliss in art or interior design.

Gemini

Gemini is quick and mentally driven. They get bored easily, so finding a mentally stimulating job that changes daily would be a good fit. Gemini does well with modern technology and gadgets and is naturally attracted to information-oriented work. They are good multi-taskers and can often work two jobs or multiple projects. Many Geminis enjoy the excitement of new people and new situations, so a job with short trips and lots of people contact might be welcome.

Cancer

A Cancer theme can manifest in a couple of different ways. On the one hand, some Cancer types thrive in work situations where nurturing people and taking care of their needs is central. This could be restaurant work, cooking, childcare, or personal assistant work. Cancer theme people sometimes enjoy doing business from the comfort of their own homes. Cancers sometimes make excellent realtors because they have a knack for finding comfortable homes for their clients. Cancers tend to be security oriented and may be attracted to more traditional careers, but many Cancers have magnetic personalities and can use their ability to influence people emotionally to rise to prominence in fields as untraditional as acting.

Leo

With a Leo theme affecting your work zone you need some recognition and some power in your chosen field. You will do best finding a career that you take personal pride in and have the ability to be honored for your hard work. You seek stability, but are also interested in a job that has a bit of drama or excitement as well. Leo types are good bosses and can also do well in fields such as entertainment. Some Leos have a natural ability to work with kids and sports. Leos do better if work is also fun.

Virgo

With a Virgo theme you are a natural when it comes to business. Organizing, troubleshooting, and multi-tasking are natural for you. Since Virgo types actual enjoy working it is extremely important that you find work that you really like. Virgos often ARE their work, so find something that really represents YOU. Virgo theme people want a career that will be helpful and productive. Just pushing papers around is not going to work. Working in a project-oriented business will work out well. Virgo wants to serve others and is sometimes drawn to the healing arts. Their drive to perfection translates well into art or work where detail, skill, and expertise is required.

Libra

With Libra as your theme you do well in careers that require people skills. You excel when it comes to one-on-one work with clients, contract negotiations, and human resource issues. Libra’s social skills can translate into many different career areas, but the public relations is often a good fit. Their desire to do good for society makes the legal profession appealing. Doing literary or artistic work is also at good outlet. Libra theme people like to see improvement resulting from their work. Doing a job where you can see a beautiful result might resonate well. Many Libras make good make-over artists and interior designers because of this.

Scorpio

When it comes to work, Scorpio theme people like to have control. This can mean working for themselves, or in a position where they have some authority. Scorpio types are intuitive and keenly observant. This can set them up well for careers where investigative work is required. Scorpios deep nature wants a career that has meaning and depth. They make good counselors, healers, and shrinks. Scorpios also have a knack for working with finances, mortgage lending, and estate planning. Many Scorpios are attracted to law enforcement and criminal psychology.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius as your theme may lead you at a career where travel, exploration, or the great outdoors is a part of it. Sagittarius is a fire sign and often needs a job where there is some excitement and competition involved. In business that are more entrepreneurial. They might feel at home in the stock market, investment fields, or other speculative ventures. Sagittarius has a philosophical side and higher education or the ministry could be a good fit. Sagittarius theme people sometimes do well in public setting where their visions and ideas can inspire people. Public speaking might work well here.

Capricorn

With serious, goal-oriented Capricorn as your theme, climbing to the top of your chosen profession might be more important than the career you choose. Capricorn do well in business, especially when they get to be the authority figure. Taking orders from others might not be the greatest experience for you. Capricorns are both money-oriented and achievement focused and once they find a good path they will work long and hard to get where they want to go. Any career where responsibility and reliability is important will work well of Capricorn. They are often good at work that is deep, serious, and requires research. Advice for Capricorn: start you own business and have a Libra as your PR person.

Aquarius

An Aquarius theme means PEOPLE. They are great at working with groups, large and small. They are also good at working with the public in general. Any work that has a strong social component will appeal to an Aquarius type. Aquarius also seeks freedom, so sometimes 9-5 is not the best fit. Sometimes careers that are unusual, non-traditional, and a little offbeat will appeal the Aquarius penchant for the unique. The other side of Aquarius is logical and scientific, so they may go into a field where cutting-edge technology or experimentation is involved. Mental stimulation, people contact, and progressive thinking are Aquarian traits that could come out in the career area.

Pisces

Emotional Pisces as your career theme might be a little tricky. It is sometimes hard for Pisces idealism to find expression in the work place. Their sensitive nature does not often do well in very competitive work situations. They often find work in seclusion appealing. Pisces desire to help and heal lands many of them in the heath field, working as doctors, nurses, and hospital technicians. The creative imagination runs deep in Pisces and they can do well in arts. Working in a spiritual organization could be a good fit. Some Pisces theme people become astrologers and psychics, as they often have abilities in these areas. For Pisces theme people it will likely be more important to pick a field they believe in rather than something where making money is a primary goal.