New Planetary Energy

all signs coexistJune opens with many changes in the planetary energies!

Mercury moved into Gemini where it is  very much at home.  Mercury rules communications and Gemini is the sign of the communicator!   Lets all talk!!

Venus moved into Taurus where it is also feeling quite homey.  Venus is the planet ruling Taurus.  Venus is love and money and Taurus loves  handling money!

Mars just moved into Cancer and will energize Cancerians and get them busy with their projects.  Cancer softens Mars competitive and often combative nature.

Jupiter went Direct today after being retrograde for 4 months.  He is in Libra at 13 degrees as he goes Direct.  Get ready Librans for some positive forward movement finally.  Everyone else look and see where 13 degrees Libra falls in your birth chart,  That’s where you should see things start to pick up for you in beneficial ways.

We also have a Full Moon at 18 degrees Sagittarius tomorrow June 9th and it pushes us to seek adventure and broaden our learning through our emotions.  This will mostly affect you if you have any planets in Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo or Pisces (all the mutable signs) between 15 and 23 degrees.

Lots is shifting in the heavens for us to experience in our lives.

If you want to know specifically how all these changes will affect you and want your chart done, please check my Pricing Schedule found on the menu bar above.

Wishing you happy times ahead!                            all signs colorful

STARTING OUT WITH THE ASTROLOGY GAME OF CARDS – A Quick Tutorial

The Astrology Game of Cards:    A good place to begin to enjoy the Basics of Astrology!

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There are 4 cards for each Zodiac Sign in the above picture.

  • Column 1 shows  the Number cards
  • Column 2 shows the Constellation cards
  • Column 3 shows the Key Word cards
  • Column 4 shows the Symbol cards

Notice that on the left column, the Number cards start at the 1st sign Aries and go down to the 12th sign Pisces.  Each of the other columns do exactly the same, showing them in order from Aries to Pisces.   Shuffle the cards and find one card for each of the different types.  Then sort all of the cards into different piles; each pile made up of the same kind of card.  Then, starting with the Number cards, sort that pile into the order of their place in the Zodiac.

Notice that at the very top are two of the Helper cards…one showing the Order of the signs, and the other is an example of a Horoscope Wheel.

The helper card should now be used to help you sort each of the columns from Aries to Pisces.

If you play with the cards this way a few times, you will rapidly become familiar with them and this knowledge will be helpful as you begin to play all the fun games to follow!

If you look at the Symbols cards, you will learn the dates that each sign falls within.  e.g. Aries falls between March 22 and April 20th.  ( The dates for each sign can change according to your year of birth.  Birthdays on a cusp need a Birth Chart  done to determine their actual sign.  e.g. the beginning or end dates could change if you were born close to the beginning or end of a sign.

Now that you are familiar with the cards, a great game to start with is the “old fashioned” game of  WAR.   After shuffling, the deck is divided between the players.  Without looking at their cards, each player simultaneously plays their top card and the highest sign takes all the cards (Pisces being the highest card for this game).  If there is a tie, each then lays 3 cards face down spelling out w-a-r and turns up the 4th card proclaiming the word war and the highest card takes all cards in that play.  The largest pile wins!

Now you are ready to play some more great games!  See my Blog on How to Play The Astrology Game of Cards, which is also on the Menu Bar.

An Astrology Game For Fun and Learning

    “THE ASTROLOGY GAME OF CARDS”© IS HERE!

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PISCES CARDS SHOWN ABOVE – ALL 12 ZODIAC SIGNS FOR A TOTAL OF 48 CARDS ARE INCLUDED ALONG WITH SUGGESTED CARD GAMES.

A FUN AND EASY WAY TO LEARN THE AGE-OLD SCIENCE OF ASTROLOGY!

See my later posts for More Information!

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Tonight Venus And Jupiter Will Seem To Merge And Form A “Double Star”

jupiter venus great picSome are saying that for the first time in over two thousand years, the star of Bethlehem will reappear in the western sky, tonight, June 30th.  This is of both historical and religious significance, the last time this particular celestial configuration was seen, the first coming of Christ was recorded in the New Testaments of the Holy Bible, between the years 3 and 2 B.C.

Venus is the planet named after the Goddess of love, and Jupiter is named after the God of Thunder.  On Earth, they will appear so close together that they will look like a dramatic “double star.”   These two planets have been gradually approaching each other for the last few weeks, creeping toward their closest point: 1/3° apart. That’s close enough to be able to see them while covering them with the tip of your pinky finger.  Actually they are about 416 million miles apart in space.

The planets will also look like they are the same size, but Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system and Venus is smaller than our Earth.   Because of their relative distances, they appear to be of a similar size when viewed from Earth.

This converging of two planets is known as a conjunction. A conjunction between Jupiter and Venus is not unusual; they were last seen close together in the sky in August of 2014, but this is an extremely close conjunction like the one believed to be the bright double star the Wise Men followed in Bethlehem .

Look West to Northwest tonight right after dark and you will see them with the naked eye.   The Moon, Mars, Mercury and Saturn can also be easily seen tonight.  If you use binoculars or a telescope, you can actually see Jupiter’s four large moon.

Note: The above picture was taken this evening of Jupiter and Venus together from the App called “Skyview” !

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ASTROLOGY: DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know……..                                             sleepy moon

The Vatican has the most extensive library of Astrology in the world. I want to go see that!

Leo Moon people almost always feel drawn toward performing or drama of some kind.

Virgo Rising Sign people tend to be hyper-critical about their work with their high standards.

The average Taurus always wants to know why when told something and never forgets it.

Avoid having elective surgery during the full moon, day before and day after = more bleeding.

Surgery should also  be avoided when the Moon is moving through the body sign it rules.

Love and marriage seem to be the most important issues in Astrological consultations.

Career, finances and health problems follow closely in importance for Astrological visits.

If planning marriage, Astrologers can help you pick the best timing for a long, happy marriage.

The planetary aspects to a woman’s Sun sign show how the opposite sex will affect her life.

The planetary aspects to a man’s Moon Sign shows the effect of the opposite sex on his life.

If her Sun sign is well aspected, she attracts luck, fortune and favors from the opposite sex.

If his Moon sign is well aspected, he attracts help and favors from women; first from mom.

Venus is very important in comparing lover’s charts; showing if it will last or burn itself out.

How well you communicate depends on Mercury in each chart, it’s a very important issue.

If Saturn is transiting your Sun or squaring it, don’t marry anyone until he moves past!

If unsure of your birthtime, Astrologers can rectify your chart by noting important events.

Everyone needs an Astrological  lifemap to best get through this lifetime on planet earth!

horoscope wheel love this one

IS ASTROLOGY TRUE? DISCOVER THIS FOR YOURSELF!

I like what Derek and Julia Parker have to say in one of my favorite books,  The Compleat Astrologer.

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Astrology has always served to enlarge our understanding.  Changes have been made in recent years that promise to have a major effect on the progress of astrology; the new directions it can be expected to take, and the attitudes people are likely to adopt towards it.

These changes are mysterious and illuminating. Progressive astrologers, attempting to relate astrology to a science-oriented society are working with hardheaded scientists.  Looking at other points of view, common ground has been discovered in the field of biological rhythms and cycles, enough to show that astrologers and scientists are becoming very compatible.

The age of Aquarius holds a new fascination for the younger generation in search of meaning, although astrology is for people of all ages and generations. It knows no cultural or age differences.  Astrological truths are for all of us and hold us all together as a human family.

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But is astrology true?  You must discover this for yourself.  No one can be persuaded simply by being told about it.  You have to choose to learn more about it.  To understand the influence of the heavenly bodies on mankind, we must understand the science behind astrology and the techniques of its art.  Astrologers honor and respect the truths of past masters.  We want to cast a deeper, clearer light on human life.

A star was the ancient Sumerian symbol for divinity. The stars provided a very impressive background to the interaction of other celestial bodies. Today we are naturally aware that the sun and moon exert a strong physical influence on our lives.  Back then, the Sun kept people warm and faded in the winter; day alternated with night, the sea rose and fell with the tides. These were mysterious processes of growth and decay, and the ebb and flow of the natural order helped provide a physical explanation of the universe.
From the viewpoint of earth, the stars turn around us in the pattern that is virtually unchanging from one year to the next.   The shifts that constantly occur were so slight that they were hardly noticed by the earliest observers.  The seven major bodies were noticed because of their rapid movement against the starry background of sky.  Early observers noticed the Sun, Moon, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.  In  Babylonian times there are stories written about  the planets, sun and moon representing gods with the power to direct or intervene in life, each one being allocated power over an area of human experience.

 from Mars seeing Earth and Jupitr   The view from Mars of Earth and Jupiter

For example, Mercury was seen as a quick, cunning and wise god. Mars was the ruler of violence and war; Jupiter was a benevolent king-like ruler of men; Saturn was seen as a distant cooling sun in exile; quick-tempered and cruel.  Gradually, as these associations gained in authority, they were joined together to form the basis of astrological lore.

To add a little humor, today I saw this written:  God made the planet Saturn and he liked it, so he put a ring on it!!! saturn rings

 

ALL ABOUT EARTHY TAURUS

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 THE TAURUS PERIOD – APRIL 21st to  MAY 20th

Taurus is practical, determined, stubborn, and set in their ways.  Others may create ideas, but Taurus can see the idea, evaluate it, and then execute it.  Taurus likes to be in comfortable, familiar surroundings and spend time  with people they have known a long time. They are usually not the most adaptable sign. They are  faithful friends, especially when someone really needs them. Taurus will give help and advice; however, they are not the ones to go to for a loan.   Taurus will only lend you money if it’s kept strictly business.  It takes a lot to get them angry but once they are aroused, they can put on quite a display of anger, acting like a bull in a china shop.   They don’t want to forgive and forget either. The most positive quality of this sign is stability.

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Taurus is one of the most charming individuals of the zodiac. They have concentration, perseverance, practicality and strong purpose. When they care about someone they are generous to a fault, but they do want  to feel appreciated. Taurus should sow their wild oats before getting married; if they marry too young, they may not choose wisely.   For a mature Taurus, marriage is another form of stability and security.  Their best work will be produced within a stable marriage.  They want their marriage to be a partnership in every way.  They can be a faithful friend and expect the same in return.

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Taurus is a fixed, practical earth sign with the  symbol of a bull standing firmly on the earth and showing his strength!  The typical Taurus  wants the world to see how stable they can be and how much they are able to attain  by hard work and determination.  The planet Venus is the ruling planet influencing them to love beauty in all its forms.  Taurus folks often have beautiful singing voices.

Taurus, whether male or female love to have children around them. A Taurus parent is a wonderful influence on their children. But when those kids reach their teens, the stubborn nature and the conservative inclination may keep them from understanding their teenage children.  They may have to fight to keep control of the kids as they grow older.  If they can adjust to their children growing up and know they are entitled to their own views on life, then they should be a happy family.   They need a companion who enjoys being adored because Taurus loves to shower affection on the partner, never demanding too much in return.  They are faithful in marriage and expect the same in return

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Taurus really wants to master whatever they make their mind up to do.  There may be creativity in music, such as playing the piano, violin or singing.   They also enjoy writing and sewing and  crafts. Moving slowly and methodically usually brings good results. They really want to finish things and get them going, while many others are still talking about their creative efforts.

 

They enjoy tending a garden whether vegetables or flowers.

Sports that interest them include hiking, shooting, boxing, bike riding.

Favorite flowers – Lily of the Valley, Jasmine, carnations, roses; all red flowers

Perfumes and scents – musk, rose, carnation, honeysuckle, violet, saffron, and satinwood.

Best day of the week – Friday

Favorable metals – copper used in jewelry or household items.

Favorable precious stone – diamonds

Favorable colors – red, orange and blends of these.

Musical keynote – they vibrate well to the note of “A”  or “la”.

Best number – 6  , which is associated with planet Venus, their ruler.

Favorable careers – farming, agriculture, real estate, music, writing, theatrical agent, business executive,  chef , domestic services, investor, sculptor, the natural sciences and physics, distillery trade, the wine industry.
Vulnerable body areas- throat, neck, tonsils, thyroid, ears

Necessary herbs – Chickweed, Coriander, Fennel, Mint, Saffron, Irish Moss, Sage, Thyme.

Best trees and plants – Grape, Chestnut, Elderberry, Alder

Favorable wines and liquors – Red wine, Brandy

Remember that Taurus is susceptible to beauty in all its forms.  Appreciate and admire their acquisitions and their comfortable homes. They enjoy formality.  Listen to their advice and be prepared to take it, because it will be offered after thoughtful consideration.