Monday, 30 November 2015

Astro Fertility

Ancient astrology says that a woman’s ability to conceive increases dramatically when the Sun and the Moon in the sky are at the same angle as when the woman was born.  This knowledge goes way back to Egyptian astrologers, and many astrologers today still use this old wisdom.  So, if you were born on a first quarter moon, then you will have maximum fertility every month at the first quarter moon - specifically 24 hours before and a few hours after the exact moment of your lunar phase return.

This ancient astrological theory has been revived and even proven by Slovakian scientist and astrologer Dr. Eugen Jonas in the 1960s. Through his testing he found that a woman has a ‘spontaneous ovulation’ when the Sun and Moon in the sky are at the same angle as when she was born. He found that fertility is unusally high for the 24 hours prior to the exact time of this Lunar Phase Return, and for 12 hours after. Many western doctors haven't yet picked up on this, simply because Western medicine has unfortunately not progressed to the point of being open to these kinds of influences. 

So a woman actually has 2 chances per month to get pregnant! The first being her natural ovulation time, usually about halfway through the cycle.  And the second during her Lunar Phase Return. If these two times happen to overlap, then the chances of conceiving are very, very high. This works even if one’s lunar phase return happens during menstruation! This explains why many women get pregnant just before, during and after their menses, which are times traditionally thought of as safe. These times are also important to know if you are trying to avoid getting pregnant.

You can also go one step further and determine the sex of the child based on the sign of the moon during conception. If conception takes place when the Moon is in a male sign - Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius or Aquarius, the odds of having a boy are very high. Female signs are Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces. 

The Moon symbolically represents women, childbirth and menstrual cycles, so it stands to reason that tracking the lunar cycles would be a huge key in getting pregnant.

You can get a free report from showing your exact fertility window.   Just type in 'Lunar Phases Fertility Calendar' in the search bar.

Friday, 20 November 2015

1,111 oz diamond - a cosmic wink

I recently wrote a post about 11:11, and how it's been seen more frequently all over the world. 11:11 represents the awakening of consciousness on the planet. It's also called' The Shift'. To read more about what it means, check out my post
Have you been seeing 11:11 a lot lately?

A diamond was recently found in a mine in Botswana - the largest diamond found in over a century. It's also interesting that it's a diamond. Diamonds reflect all colours of the rainbow, which in turn represent the 7 main chakras. Diamond is a very sovereign stone, long-believed to carry divine energies. That is why they were often set into crowns, to enhance inner vision, intuition and connection to Spirit. Diamonds not only clear one's energy, but it also allows a person to connect more easily to higher frequences. (from The Spiritual Meaning of Diamonds)

Which is exactly what this cosmic awakening is all about.!!!  So, here we have it again. I love these little 'cosmic winks' from the Universe, reminding us of what is really going on and to stay mindful.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Justin Trudeau - the astrology of our new Prime Minister

Justin Trudeau just became the second youngest Prime Minister of Canada at age 43. He's the first born son of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, who was the Prime Minister of Canada for 16 years from 1968 to 1984.

Besides politics being in his blood, what does Justin's astrology chart say about his ability to lead a country?

Justin was born on Christmas Day in 1971. He's a Capricorn Sun, Virgo rising with an Aries Moon.

This is a chart of a man who is absolutely made to be a leader! First of all, he's a Capricorn Sun. Capricorn is the sign of authority, leadership and government. Capricorns always rise to the top like cream in whatever endeavour they choose to pursue.  That Capricorn Sun is square powerful Pluto. Wow! This is quite a combination.  This shows that he does not shy away from challenges, and may even thrive on them. That Sun (father) square Pluto in Libra also points to his having a very powerful father, and interestingly enough his father Pierre Trudeau had a Sun in Libra.  Justin's Ascendant is 3 degrees of Virgo, and his Sun at 3 Capricorn exactly trines that Ascendant. He actually is who he seems to be.

His Moon is in warrior Aries in the 8th house. Aries Moons fight for what they believe is right, and they have no time or patience for subterfuge or dishonesty. Aries is the most honest sign of the zodiac, mostly because they are so in the moment in their feelings. The 8th house is all about change and transformation, so he's here to make a difference. That Moon is exactly oppose changeable Uranus, so he's not kidding when he talks about making a significant change in this country. That aspect is also an aspect of being separated from those he loves. It speaks to his turbulent childhood when his mom had some mental health issues and he was separated from her for a while, as well as the ups and downs of being the child of a powerful man, as well as dealing with the death of his brother. (Actually, Margaret Trudeau used to babysit my best friend here in North Vancouver, way back in the day) That moon in passionate Aries trines Jupiter in expansive Sagittarius. He has big ideas, and lofty ideals and he truly believes that he can achieve them. I have no doubt that he can as well.

He has responsible Saturn - the ruler of his Sun - sitting right at the top of his chart. Saturn here says he is seen as 'the one in charge', as this position denotes his reputation as well as his career.  In this position it also says that he takes his position very seriously and is bound and determined to do what is right. It's an ambitious placement, but you'll find its a very common placement in the royal family, as they were born into duty and responsibility, just as Justin was in a sense. Saturn here shows someone who is very ambitious and hard-working and perhaps even methodical in his approach to achieving his dream. Saturn here wants to be at the top of the heap. That Saturn squares his Asc, showing that its part of who he is, and that he'll always be trying to prove himself in some way, possibly because of his father, or trying to live up to his father. His Saturn is also retrograde. This is usually the position of someone who's father was not there for him in some way, and leaves the person with the sense of having to prove himself, or prove to himself that he is capable and worthy. His Capricorn Sun and Saturn retrograde tells me he has a lot of self doubt actually, but its being channeled in a positive way. When you think about it, who would really want to take on the job of running a country? Who would really want that kind of pressure, and not great pay? Someone who has something to prove, which means they almost all have strong Saturn in there somewhere.

He also has idealistic Neptune exactly square his Ascendant. This can be the aspect of someone who has rose-coloured glasses on and who doesn't see reality as it is. With all his earth, this is not really a problem for Justin, and that Neptune just adds to his sense of idealism and hope for a better future. It's the perfect combination - he has the vision, as well as the practical earth to ground it all into reality.

His North Node is in Aquarius in the 6th house and is conjunct Venus. The North Node is like a destiny point - it points to where one is supposed to go in this lifetime. And if one goes there, then the Universe supports you.  In Aquarius, his destiny is wrapped up in doing things 'for the people', and in the 6th house of duty. His South Node is in Leo, so in a past life he was already royalty or a leader in some respect, so he already knows how to do that. In this lifetime, he can use that talent, he can springboard it forward and use it to be there for the people.  Conjunct Venus in Aquarius, it shows that the public love him, and will continue to love him and support him. Especially women. And look at the guy - he has movie star good looks, which does not hurt his cause at all. 

He has a singleton planet in water - his Mars in Pisces. Singletons have a lot of power, simply because all the water energy has to siphon out through one planet. This makes his Mars quite powerful. It also adds a nice touch of softness to his tough chart. Mars in Pisces people care! This is a sensitive placement and shows that he cares about the plights and feelings of the people. It is also a placement of fighting for the underdog.

His Virgo rising speaks to his methodical approach and strategic planning. Yes, his chart is quite earthy, with Cap Sun, Virgo rising and Saturn at the top. Perfect for politics. And he has a nice hefty dose of idealism and passion thrown in to make him want to actually do what he says he will do - create positive change. I like his chart very much.

How does Justin connect to the chart of Canada?

Justin's Moon in Aries is right on the Ascendant of the chart of Canada! He speaks to and connects with us. His Moon is also conjunct Canada's Neptune. We glamorize him, or we connect to his sense of idealism and hope. He actually has a lot of aspects to the chart of Canada, showing that he resonates with the country.

How will Justin get along with the US gov't? Well, its very interesting that Justin's Sun-Moon midpoint is 25 Aquarius.  The US chart's Moon is 25 degrees of Aquarius. The Moon of a nation's chart denotes the people of the country. All the US presidents have significant planets at 25 Aquarius, because it shows they resonate with the people. I think this shows that the US people are really going to like Justin - a lot.  But the gov't may not. Justin's Uranus is conjunct the US's Saturn, which is their government.  They're not going to like Justin's agenda for change, which means he may not be playing ball with the criminals and bullies that are the US gov't. Thank goodness. It won't be easy for Justin Trudeau, but he is obviously determined, and we all want him to succeed. The US may try to sabotage that of course.  However, the charts also show that Justin can be the spark that gets the ball rolling in terms of positive change for the US as he may inspire the people of that country too.

Friday, 25 September 2015


Moonbathing - where one actually sits outside and views the moon -  helps to balance all aspects of the body. It's incredibly healing.  Just as absorbing the rays of the sun is important to the body, so is absorbing the rays of the moon.  The Sun is more action oriented, and the moon is more receptive. Moonbathing helps one to become more sensitive, more receptive, and more still. It activates 'yin', and can help to balance someone who has too much 'yang' or too much fire or anger.

 During a full moon, the body's healing potential is at its peak, and the body's energy flow is activated and harmonized. Moonbathing accentuates that. Moonbathing also stimulates the pineal gland, a tiny gland that helps to regulate the sleeping/waking cycle, as well as many other body rhythms. When we go outside to see the moon, our bodies can more easily adjust when we are physically outside in nature picking up nature's signals, and visibly seeing the moon with the naked eye.

So, get thee outside and bathe in the moon! Or, at least gaze at it through an open window.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Saturn enters Sagittarius today!

Saturn entered Scorpio in October of 2013. and now leaves it for good on Sept 17th.!  Everyone was affected by this intense transit in some way, although some more than others.

We had a brief preview of Saturn moving into Sagittarius earlier this year, but then he dipped back into Scorpio for the summer, just to bring one last push to whatever it was we were working on for the last 2.5 years.

Sometimes its easier to see what something was about when we are able to get the bird's eye view and look back on it.

What happened in the fall of 2013?  You embarked on a mission of transformation, letting go or healing in some way at that time. Saturn in Scorpio demands we go deep, and we emerge healed in some way at the end of it.  Many of us lost loved ones and now we're moving on and dealing with that loss in our lives.  In effect, everyone is now moving on in a new way, with some sort of transformation and healing having taken place on a physical, mental, emotional or spiritual level.

Saturn in Sagittarius is a much lighter energy thank goodness.  For more info on what you can expect, check my post Saturn in Sagittarius.

Sagittarian Sun, Moon and Asc people are really going to feel this transit the most, or anyone who has personal planets in Sag.

Saturn enters Sag today, and goes forward through to 16.24 degrees of Sag before he turns retrograde.  The thing with Saturn transits, is that they are in effect from the moment that they move forward toward aspecting a point in your chart. So, for example if you have your Sun at 14 degrees of Sag, guess what, you're going to feel that Saturn starting tonight!!!  Yes, Saturn is interesting that way.  Some transits you only feel when they get very close to the planet in your chart, but not Saturn.  Saturn starts from day one.  However, if you have a significant point at 17 degrees of Sag, you won't feel Saturn until later next year because he goes retrograde before he hits it.

So, for everyone Sagittarius born from  Nov 22nd to Dec 8th, you're in the midst of a Saturn transit to your Sun starting tonight.  You may even get a little symbolism tonight or tomorrow as to what this transit may mean for you - sort of like Saturn saying hello. In general, Saturn transits bring more work and we take om more responsibility - this can be when someone buys a house, or gets married or get pregnant.  It can be when we take on that big project at work that requires long hours, or when we start our own business. It can be when we need to start taking more responsibility for aging parents, or simply when we start to look toward consolidating for our future. Saturn can also show us where we need to pull back, as well as make us accountable if we've been treating others, or even ourselves, unfairly.  Saturn doesn't let anyone get away with much of anything, which is why Saturn represents authority.

Some famous Sagittarians who are going to be feeling this Saturn transit starting tonight are:

Scarlett Johansson
Britney Spears
Miley Cyrus (backlash?)
Tyra Banks
Ian Somerhalder
Julianne Moore
Amanda Seyfried
Ben Stiller
Katherine Heigl
Christina Applegate
Ed Harris
Marisa Tomei
Bette Midler
Anna Faris

As well as some Sun in Geminis who will have Saturn opposing their Sun:

Angelina Jolie
Nicole Kidman
Colin Farrell
Morgan Freeman

For more information re: how this Saturn transit will affect your sign specifically, check out Erin Sullivan's book   Saturn in Transit:

Friday, 14 August 2015

Have you been seeing 11:11 a lot lately?


Are you seeing a lot of 11's?  Or especially 11:11? I sure have. I was reading a book I got from the library and found the due date slip inside the front cover, and it read Aug 11, at 11:11 am.  I happened to glance at the clock and it was 11:11 pm.  Hmmm.  This has been happening a lot lately, so I queried an expert on the matter. Apparently this is a phenomenom that is taking the world by storm she said.

11:11 represents the awakening of consciousness on the planet.  It's also called' The Shift'. Many awakened scientists confirm that the Earth, and of course humanity, is being bombarded by Galactic Waves of Love.  These are really electromagnetic waves coming from the centre of the Galaxy that are very high in frequency and that have been hitting the planet in waves for the last few years, awakening us to what is really going on in the world (history is not what you think it is), and also supporting each and every human to rise in consciousness.  These waves are increasing in intensity, and will really be intense this September. This involves the releasing of karma....which means the actual physical and emotional releasing of lifetimes of pain and hurt. As you can imagine, this is not the most comfortable process, yet it is necessary to evolve.  The human race and Gaia (the earth) is evolving and ascending into a new dimension.  We've been living in the third dimension for about 26,000 years, and now, right on cue astrologically, we are now in the throes of ascending into the 5th dimension.  Throughout history this new era we've been looking forward to has been called 'The Golden Age'.  David Wilcock's book The Synchronicity Key:  describes the 26,000 year cycle quite well.  Guess what - we're at the very end of that cycle. This is when the Age of Aquarius is really beginning. Every human on the planet is shifting on every single level - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Whenever you see 11:11, a portal for manifestation is open at that exact moment. This is when you're totally dialed in to the Universe. Pay attention to what's going on at that moment, or what you're thinking about at that moment, because your thoughts at that moment have a strong Universal support to manifest.  It's actually a fantastic time to make a wish - what do you want to manifest!  It's like you're tapped into the centre of the source - its a huge Synchronistic happening and you're part of it.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Jennifer Aniston Marries Justin Theroux - a chart comparison

Jennifer Aniston married Justin Theroux  Wednesday afternoon August 5th, 2015!

Let's look at these charts and then compare them and see what kind of long-term compatibility they have between them.

The third chart is bi-wheel, with Jennifer's chart in the middle, and Justin's chart on the outside. This makes it much easier to see where and how their planets aspect each other.

Jennifer has Venus and Saturn together in Aries in her 7th house. This speaks to challenges in relationships throughout her life, and in fact is one of her karmic lessons. Hers are 12 degrees apart, but I think its strong enough to say they're conjunct, so I will. I wrote a whole post about people who have this aspect. You can read it here. Typically Venus Saturn women tend to marry later in life, or have problems finding the right one. There are usually feelings about not feeling good enough, or deserving, or they feel like they need to 'earn' love.  Often these women make a career (Saturn) from their looks (Venus). Many successful models have this aspect I've found.

First off,  I notice that Justin's Moon in Aries is in Jennifer's 7th house of relationships, so right away she feels comfortable with him.  We tend to feel drawn to those people who have planets in our 7th house. His Moon in Aries is conjunct her North Node (destiny point), as well as her Venus. This is a lovely aspect to have, as she exemplifies what he is looking for emotionally.  Even more importantly, they have the number one aspect of successful marriage (according to the Magi astrologers), which is his Chiron conjunct her Venus.  This is a very strong bond, as the Chiron person, in this case Justin, feels like Jennifer is a soothing balm to his soul. Somehow he feels healed in her presence. (By the way, JLo has this aspect with Casper Smart, which may be why she feels so strongly drawn to him).

On top of that, Justin has Sun and Venus in Leo, which nicely trines her Aries planets in her 7th house. They both have Venus in fire, which shows that they share the same interests and they can get along in a harmonious way. People who have Venus' in different elements or in harsh aspect don't always have a lot in common and they often end up doing many things apart from each other.

His Sun in Leo trines her Saturn, which is a lovely aspect of commitment and longevity. Saturn is the cement that holds people together, for better or for worse, so you need to have aspects with Saturn if you want a long-term relationship.

His Jupiter on her Mars says he inspires her to move forward and to take action, whilst she helps him to to feel supported and inspires him to grow and move onward and upward.  His Mars on her Sun shows that he finds he quite sexy and desirable.

Their individual Mars' are not in harmony though, as his Mars in Aquarius squares her Mars and Neptune in Scorpio. Justin has a Sun Mars opposition natally, and it T-squares to her Mars.  That's a lot of energy to deal with, and it can be passion and excitement on one hand, but also arguments and conflicts on the other.  I bet they have some very heated arguments!  Mars square Mars can be a deal breaker in relationships when it gets activated by a heavy transit. Mars square Mars can be all about competing egos...who's gonna win? Positively they can push each other on to greater things, but negatively it can be an all out war. I'd be very watchful in 7 years when Uranus comes up to trigger their Mars square. Plus, the 7 year itch is a real thing by the way - 7 years is when Saturn in the sky squares the Saturn in the wedding chart.  Saturn squares itself every 7 years, which is why so many couples go through trauma at the 7 year mark.

Mars in Scorpio (Jennifer) is passionate and intense, and can be quite jealous and territorial, depending on the person of course. You don't mess with a Mars in Scorpio person. Mars in Scorpio need to be in control, and they don't like to be too overt about it, as Scorpio is a very secretive sign. I've seen this combination in action. They often hold back the whole truth, or will just say what they need to say to ensure the outcome they want. They are expert, expert manipulators. I know one person with this who is the most expert manipulator of people I've ever seen in my whole life. Add in Neptune, which can be quite deceptive, and you've got a double whammy for passive aggressive behaviour. This aspect can lead someone to play the victim as a means of control. As always, this completely depends on how conscious and self aware the individual is of course, but for sure there will be tendencies towards it, and more enlightened types will have learned how to channel that energy in a different way. My take is that she's not there yet. I think she has controlled the media in such a way that she is perpetually seen as 'the victim' in the whole Brangelina triangle. People forget that she started seeing Justin while he was still living with his then-girlfriend Heidi Bivens. You can read more about that here Celebitchy.

PLUS, she has has Pluto square her Moon.  Yep, another aspect speaking to issues around control and trust. Pluto Moon people don't trust you out of the gate and it takes a lot for them to let you into their circle. Pluto Moon like to control the outcomes of things, so this adds even more oomph to the control issues of her Mars in Scorpio position. Jennifer is also known for being very controlling of her image.  Justin's Pluto squares her Moon as well, making for some intense control issues between them. People with strong Pluto tend to be very charismatic and magnetic in general, which makes them winners in the Hollywood realm.

On the positive side, that Mars Neptune makes her very photogenic and glamorous, as does her Sun square Neptune. Most successful actors have strong Neptune, which allows them to blur their boundaries and actually morph into different characters.  Because of this ability/yearning to lose their boundaries, strong Neptune can also make one more disposed to escapism through drugs and alcohol, which we've seen a lot in Hollywood. Jennifer is known for loving her wine (don't we all!) as well as her pot. I wrote a post about this here
Neptune and Artistry in Hollywood

Jennifer natally has Uranus opposing her Venus. She also has Uranus rising, and she is an Aquarius, so we can safely say that she is a 'Uranian' type.  Uranian types have powerful needs for independence and autonomy. With her Venus and Saturn in the 7th house she has strong needs for a committed relationship too,  yet she fears it as well, and that independent Uranus fights it tooth and nail. Venus oppose Uranus is like a push-pull in the love department. It's hard to satisfy both sides. Justin's Uranus happens to be close to the same degree as Jennifer's Uranus, so he basically triggers that dilemma inside of her. His Uranus opposes her Venus, which is usually a very hard aspect to navigate in a relationship. It tends to be a deal breaker for most people. The best way to deal with it is to allow each other to have a lot of space. It works well if one person works out of town a lot, or if there are frequent breaks. It does not work well between people who want a quiet, cozy routine home environment.  But then again, they work in Hollywood where they go to set for months at a time. Maybe this could work for them.  Maybe.

Jennifer also has her Moon in freedom loving Sagittarius.  Are you starting to see a theme here? She has issues about freedom and space and its hard for her to be tied down, despite what she says. People say that it was Brad that left her, but when someone has freedom/commitment issues, it doesn't matter who leaves who. Often the person who has freedom issues commits to someone who they know on a deeper unconscious level is not the right one, so they know they can 'escape' at some point.

His Moon is conjunct her North Node, and her Sun is conjunct his North Node. This speaks strongly to a past life involvement, as well as a strong support for them growing together in this lifetime.

Overall I'd say they have just as many positives as they do negatives, but I do wonder how that Uranus Venus aspect is going to manifest, as well as all that harsh Mars energy. I wish then well and I'm sure we'll see how this plays out in the media.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Proof that your Thoughts Influence your Reality - the work of Dr. Masaru Emoto

Dr. Masaru Emoto was a Japanese Scientist who worked with water and water crystals and studied the effects that different water crystals had on the body.

He would freeze water, and then examine the frozen water crystals under a microscope. What he found was extraordinary.  He found that the water crystals that were frozen from water that had been exposed to loving and kind thoughts or words, took on beautiful symmetrical shapes.  Water that was exposed to unkind or rude thoughts or words created ugly, asymmetrical and broken shapes.

Water exposed to the words 'love and gratitude' looked like this:

Water exposed to the word 'appreciation' looked like this:

He also found that water exposed to beautiful classical music exhibited beautiful symmetrical patterns, but water exposed to heavy metal music became misshapen and ugly and broken.  He also collected samples of water from different parts of the world.  Below is a sample of the water crystals from the toxic water from Fujiwara Dam.  And beside it is the beautiful symmetrical crystal that was created after prayer over the water for one hour.

Dr. Emoto did the famous rice experiment where he had 2 containers of rice. On one he wrote 'you fool', and on the other he wrote 'thank you.' He than instructed school children to say the labels on the jars out loud everyday when they passed them by.  After 30 days the rice in the container with positive thoughts had barely changed, while the other was moldy and rotten.

You can do these experiments yourself with any kind of food and see what happens.

The human body is 97% water, so you can imagine what will happen if the human body is subjected to less-than -loving thoughts and words, and what miracles can also happen when the body is exposed to loving and kind thoughts.  He found that drinking water that has been exposed to loving and kind thoughts has the power to heal.  The words that carried the strongest positive energy he found were 'love and appreciation', as well as 'gratitude;.

He then went on to figure out exactly which kinds of music healed which kinds of ailments.  I have his book called 'Water Crystal Healing'.  In it he has two CDs of beautiful well-known classical songs, and with each song he shows the image of the actual crystal that is formed from the song music, as well as what physical maladies it cures. For example, the song La Mer by Claude Debussy gives relief from depression and motivation to move forward, as well as improving immune function.  It's beautiful to listen to.  Or, Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky gives relief from rigidity and obsession as well as smoother joint movement.  Fascinating stuff.

I write the words 'love and appreciation' on my glass water bottles and then drink the water from them, knowing that my body is receiving the benefits from all the loving and kind crystals inherent in the water.

So, remember to say kind and loving things to yourself.  It does a body good!

Here's a few of Emoto's most popular books:

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

There have been multiple reports coming out lately saying that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are headed towards divorce, some of them saying it's due to his cheating. The kicker came when he was spotted up in Nova Scotia, Canada on Jennifer's birthday without wearing his wedding ring when he was supposed to be filming down in Oklahoma. Some sources say they are already secretly separated.

Their astrological charts should tell us whether this is a possibility in the near future - Uranus, the planet of separation would likely be somewhere in the mix by transit or progression for them.  Sometimes Saturn or Pluto is in there too.

I remember before Tom Cruise announced that he was divorcing Nicole Kidman, I saw that they had a strong Uranus transit hitting both of them at the same time, Uranus transits don't always mean divorce, although it frequently does, so  I was wondering how it was going to manifest for them. And then they announced it. Uranus at its most extreme. Both Tom and Nicole and Venus in Leo, and Uranus in Aquarius came up and opposed both of their Venuses (love planet) at roughly the same time.

So, what's going on with the charts of Ben and Jen

Ben and Jen both have Cancer rising, which gives them great affinity with the chart of the USA, a Cancer Sun.  Americans like them. I've also noticed that many foreign-born celebrities that found success in the US usually had strong Cancer in their chart, as that sign resonates with the American public.

Ben is extremely likeable and good-looking with his well placed Venus in Cancer right on his Asc.  Angelina Jolie has this same placement actually.

Ben is in the middle of Saturn squaring his Mars. That's the aspect of feeling thwarted. And in a man's chart this can be quite literal with Mars representing his sex drive, so if there was any cheating going on, Saturn won't let him get away with it.  Oftentimes Saturn is represented by the other committed partner, or the spouse. The timing of this aspect lends me to believe that Ben was cheating and that he got caught.

At the same time, transiting Mars is coming up to conjunct his Saturn.  Double whammy Mars Saturn.  He's not getting away with much these days.

Venus is just now going over Ben's South Node. Venus represents his love life, and the South Node is asking him to let something go. Something, habit or attitude that is no longer serving him.

Ben also has Saturn paralleling his Moon this June.  A parallel is like a conjunction, so in effect its bringing restriction, or sadness to his domestic life.

So, where's Uranus in all this?  Ben's progressed Uranus has come up to almost conjunct his Juno, the asteroid of marriage. That does not bode well.

Jennifer has wounded Chiron exactly squaring her Moon right now.  This is a painful transit where she's forced to confront and deal with some sort of painful experience that could also be triggering an event from her past. Her Moon represents not only her emotional life, but also her home life. This transit could also point to this cheating rumour being true, and that she is navigating through a very painful time in her life. The Moon is also her chart ruler, so this transiting aspect if affecting her whole life.

It's not over for her. Transiting Pluto is squaring her Chiron.  Pluto is in her 7th house of relationships, and is aspecting that wounded healer Chiron.  This aspect lasts all year for her. This aspect denotes deep pain, as well as deep healing....eventually. Someone is challenging her and she is forced to find new ways to deal with the situation.

Jennifer has Saturn opposing her love planet Venus all next year as well, which usually means some sort of sadness, loss or disappointment in one's love life.

So, let's check their wedding chart.  They were married June 29, 2005. This again stands as the birth chart of their married life together.  Uranus will come up and conjunct their wedding chart Moon, which is likely around 21 or 22 degrees of Aries. That's a huge deal-breaker.  Uranus is going to conjunct it next spring, so of they do separate now, that could be when the divorce is finalized.

They do have strong Saturn aspects between them, and Saturn cements relationships, even though it doesn't make them easy. Jen has Moon in lighthearted Gemini, and Ben has Moon in deep and intense Scorpio.  Not a good match there, since Moon signs are probably the most important aspect between people who live together. That Moon in Scorpio speaks to Ben's addiction problems.  He's a deep guy, probably deeper than people realize. Jen actually has 4 planets in Gemini - Saturn, Venus, Mars and Moon, so she's pretty optimistic and upbeat most of the time, along with her positive Aries Sun.  Jen actually has ZERO planets in water, whilst Ben has both Venus and Moon in water, making him more emotional than she is.

Jen's North Node lies in Ben's 8th house.  She's here to help him deal with his issues  -  or at least she shines the light on them which more or less pushes him in the right direction. Just by virtue of being herself, she's pushing him to confront his demons.  Ben's North Node falls in Jen's 7th house of relationships, which is a very good sign for marriage. He supports her in working out any of her issues around relationships.

They have some good aspects between them for sure, but also some very difficult ones, especially the Moon signs.  Her Moon,Venus and Mars all fall on his Saturn, which is a long-term kind of aspect, and which demands lots of patience and endurance to work through all the hard times. But also a very push and pull kind of aspect. It's a control issue here, and not a fun aspect to have between partners.

I'd say that yes, it looks like they are going through a huge traumatic event in their married life right now. Absolutely for sure. Based on that Uranus hitting their marriage moon next year, it's not looking good.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

The astrology of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana - a bit of a rebel

                                                The BT Tower in London welcomed the news

Kate Middleton just gave birth today to a new baby girl!  Because of a recent change in the law that for centuries had put male heirs ahead of their sisters, the princess will hold her place in the line of succession.  She is now 4th in line to the throne, and bumps Uncle Harry into 5th place.

Her astrology chart is an interesting one, that's for sure.  We see themes in all the Royal natal charts - with Leo, the sign of royalty, usually being quite prominent in some way.  Princess Cambridge does not have Leo or the Sun in a super prominent position, but she does have Jupiter in Leo in her money house - she certainly should have good luck where finances are concerned throughout her life. Wherever Jupiter is situated in your chart, that's where blessings usually come quite easily.

She's a Taurus Sun, just like her Great Granny Queen Elizabeth, with a Cancer rising and a Libran Moon.  That Cancer rising gets along well with both her parents who both have Moon in Cancer, and William is also a Cancer Sun.  Diana was a Cancer Sun as well. Her Moon in Libra and Venus in Gemini make her inquisitive, curious and smart too. She'll be witty and social, and have a deep love of family and home, especially with her Moon in the 4th house.

Most of the royals have strong Saturn and/or Capricorn in their charts......this is because the Royal tradition is all about duty.  Prince George, her big brother, has got responsible Saturn in the first house, which shows duty will be all important to him.  Prince William has Saturn hitting his nodes (destiny points), Kate is super Saturn as her sign is Saturn ruled Capricorn, and she has it situated right at the top of her chart (public point) conjunct power player Pluto.  That girl is tough!  Her Sun also squares both Pluto and Saturn.  You don't mess with Kate.  Queen Elizabeth herself has Saturn positioned right at the top of her chart, just like Kate, and she is a Capricorn rising.  Prince Harry is also a Capricorn rising with Saturn at the top of his chart.

But new Princess Cambridge does not have a strong Saturn!!  In fact, she has a weak Saturn - it is retrograde, and its placed in a weak (cadent) house, the house of health, service and day-to-day work. This shows that duty and tradition are not big deals for her, although she will have a need for structured daily work, likely in the field of service. It also points to the possibility that she will not be in a position of power, which makes sense since her brother is the first in line. But still, even Prince Harry has a stronger Saturn that she does, and he's behind her in succession. This placement of a weak Saturn here does perhaps signify that she may have some health issues to deal with in her life.

We look to the 10th house of public duty, profession and reputation to see how the public will view her. She has the planet Uranus right at the top of her chart! Uranus is unpredictable, and she is likely to be seen as a bit of a maverick, going her own way, or perhaps of breaking with royal tradition in some way. That Uranus is also exactly square her Ascendant in Cancer. Double whammy Uranus- she's going to be going her own way and doing her own thing, and it may be against tradition. She could also be seen as someone ahead of her time and/or independent.  Pluto is the other big player in her chart, just as Uranus is, as both these planets create a Grand Cross in her chart, hitting her Moon and her Ascendant. This gives her an intensity, along with a powerful will and a deep wellspring of emotion. This can also make her a powerful force for change, especially considering her position in life. It can also make her a powerful healer too.

Her MC is also conjunct Chiron, the wounded healer. Either she will be known for helping to heal others in some way, or of being of service to them, or her own woundedness will be apparent to others.  Neptune is up there conjunct the MC as well - very compassionate and service oriented.

The Nodes are vitally important, as they show where one's destiny lies in one's chart, by sign and by position. The North Node shows where one is going, where one is aiming and where the Universe supports us as we strive towards this goal. The South Node is where we have already been, usually showing lessons we have already learned in a past life and what we need to let go of. The South Node can be a trap though, because its a place of familiarity for us and sometimes people tend to stay there because its easy. However, there's no joy when we stay stuck in the South Node, and the Universe keeps pushing us towards out North Node, which is where the joy and fulfillment lie.

Princess baby Cambridge has her South Node in the 10th house of public recognition, career and reputation.  Her North Node lies in the 4th house of home, hearth and family. Wow!  Her destiny does not lie in being in the public eye. She has the South Node there.  Famous astrologer Michael Lutin gave a good example of this position when I attended a seminar he gave years ago.  He said that having the South Node in the 10th house is like an actress who tries really hard to become famous, but they keep spelling her name wrong on the marquee.

Princess Cambridge is not likely to enjoy being in public eye much at all, or at least her destiny in this lifetime is to pull away from that. She has already done that in a past life. In this lifetime she's being supported to be more family oriented and deal with matters in a more private way.

Generally speaking, it looks to me like she will go against tradition and lead a life of service in a line of work that has great meaning for her, but which may be a bit controversial. For one thing her MC is in the sign of Pisces, which is very compassionate and caring. Chiron the wounded healer is prominent, showing that healing herself or others, or both will be part of her story and the public will be able to see that, even though being in the public eye is not her destiny.  It just sort of comes with the territory of being a royal, but I don't think she will be a ruler in any way. She also has career planet Saturn in her health and service house, and she has Cancer rising, which is also very sensitive.

Friday, 3 April 2015

Animal Spirit Totems

Last year I was going for my usual walk around Stanley Park, when all of a sudden a trio of Sea Otters jumped up from the Seawall and walked across the path right in front of me.  I mean right in front! I was almost tripping on them.  I was so startled it took me a bit to get my phone camera turned on, so I missed the beginning, but I did manage to get some good shots of them frolicking in the brush on the side of the Seawall and as they slid back down to the seawall and back into the sea. They sure are cute little guys.

Those of you who follow astrology already understand that the Universe is speaking to us at all times - there are signs and symbols everywhere guiding us in the right direction. Everything has meaning, although oftentimes we forget that, but when something really unusual and obvious crosses our path (literally) its time to pay attention and see what the Universe is saying to us.  So of course I couldn't wait to get home and figure out what the Sea Otters were saying to me.
I already had a few good ideas just by watching them - the family unit, playing together, co-operation, frolicking, having fun etc.  So, I checked out 'Sea Otter Medicine.'

Sea Otter Medicine - Otters are regarded as master of play by the Native American and Celtic cultures. Observing an individual otter of family of otters shows us that it's possible to view life as a game to be enjoyed. Life is too short to worry too much. Otter helps one find their inner child again, and to feel joyful and happy.

The message hit home, and I took it to heart. I usually check out anything that crosses my path that seems unusual in some way, or actually not even that unusual.

We all have at least one animal spirit that accompanies us for life. We identify with them and they are part of our spiritual identity. Our animal totems help us along our personal path of awareness. We also have animal spirits that come to be with us for shorter periods of time to support us as we move through different lessons along our path.

The animal spirit guide that is with us for life offers us wisdom when we communicate with it. If you feel strongly drawn to a specific animal of any kind (animals, birds insects etc) this may be your spirit animal totem. Your totem animal may contact you in dreams, or you can find out what yours is through meditation.

Then there are animal totems that pop in and out quickly and are simply messengers - just as the Sea Otters were for me.

This webpage is a wonderful resource with great info about all different kinds of creatures as messengers and totems. Check it out if any creatures have been coming into your life lately.