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The Trouble with Transits

The Trouble with Transits

Jupiter has let me down once again. I just went through a period where Jupiter moved over my Venus, while activating my Moon and Mercury and yet somehow, I failed to win the lottery, find the love of my life, or become a bestselling author. Again.

On the other hand, Pluto has been squaring my Part of Fortune for the past year and I haven't gone bankrupt, and the Mars-Saturn conjunction in my Sixth House didn't create a health crisis or disrupt my job.

In fact, these transits came and went and I never even noticed them. This is the trouble with transits: they rarely do what we expect them to do. 

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When is a Ruler not a Ruler?

When is a Ruler not a Ruler?

Where do baby carrots come from?

Despite their name they don't show up because a mommy carrot and a daddy carrot love each other very much. Baby carrots aren't carrot babies. They're adult carrots cut down to "baby" size.

The "baby" description of baby carrots is misleading.

Rulership in astrology is also misleading. It doesn't always mean what you think it means.

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The Art of Interpretation: Variations on a Blueprint

The Art of Interpretation: Variations on a Blueprint

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, "Yesterday" is the most appreciated song the Beatles ever recorded. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, between 1965 and 1986, over 1,600 versions of "Yesterday" were recorded making it not only the most popular Beatles song, but also the most recorded song ever.

If you wanted to listen to every recording of "Yesterday" back-to-back, it would take more than 56 hours. And even though you would be listening to the same melody time and again, you wouldn't get bored. Frank Sinatra's cover of "Yesterday" is different from Elvis Presley's. And you would never confuse Tammy Wynette's "Yesterday" with "Yesterday" performed by Daffy Duck. They all sing from the same sheet music, but they each bring something different to the interpretation. The art of musical performance means that "Yesterday" has a an infinite number of variations.

The art of astrology works the same way. Instead of sheet music, the natal chart contains blueprints. You work from the two-dimensional blueprints to build something three-dimensional, like a chair. But you can build an infinite variety of chairs from the same blueprint. 

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The Bank Robber Approach to Chart Interpretation

The Bank Robber Approach to Chart Interpretation

Danny Ocean had a plan. It wasn't a simple plan by any means, but he had lot of time to work out the details while he was in prison. He would get back at his rival by simultaneously robbing all three of his casinos and stealing back his former girlfriend.

The moment he was released on parole, he met up with his partner in crime, to set his plan in motion. Clearly, this was more than a two-man job. To pull off this heist, Danny Ocean needed a total of eleven accomplices. Getting everyone on board was the easy part. But to sell everyone on the plan, they had to show how it could succeed. They knew what they were going after: over $150,000,000 that would be held in the vault at the Bellagio Casino. They knew how to find it. But most importantly, they knew they could get out so fast they wouldn't get caught.

The film, Ocean's Eleven, is more than entertaining; it also contains an important lesson about astrology. You need to approach a natal chart the way that Danny Ocean approached his casino heists: like a bank robber.

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Feeling Stuck? Jump Start Your Chart With Mars!

Feeling Stuck? Jump Start Your Chart With Mars!

Everyone likes to host a pity party, but no one wants to be a guest at one. Still, when I throw a pity party, I don't mess around. I have it catered.

I never plan for a pity party. They're spontaneous. Last week, I was feeling out of sorts, and then, Surprise! I woke up in the middle of a pity party, eating my third bag of cheddar and caramel pop corn. But I didn't know why.

I had a lot of work I wanted to accomplish — creative projects that excited and inspired me — and yet I couldn't make progress on any of them. I was feeling a little bit frustrated, distracted, impatient, and depressed, but those feelings were in the background. Most of all, I was feeling stuck.I was out of alignment with Mars and experiencing the side effects of unexpressed anger. 

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