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Our hardware problems are now solved, but we expect to take a few days to fully “catch up” and return to our regular reblogs and maybe daily or weekly analysis.  This should happen by some time this weekend or maybe next week.

Apparently my “disk quota” is full on Grandtrines.  Although I might switch to a subscription version at a later date, I am not doing that for the moment.

To conserve space I will implement the following:

  1. After the Full Moon of June 9th, I will direct all reblogs of lunation related posts to either Full Moons Only or New Moons Only.  (Some will be reblogged on Grandtrines; some will be reblogged on Lost Dudeist Astrology; over time we will phase out these reblogs.)
  2. All weekly or monthly forecast reblogs will be on Weekly Forecasts
  3. All retrograde related material will be reblogged on Retrogrades Only.
  4. All posts that specifically involve (a) changes of seasons; (b) cross quarter days; or (c) aspects of Sun, Mercury, or Venus will be reblogged on (a new blog called) Annual Event Astrology.
  5. Reblogs of routine daily forecasts that do NOT fall into one of the previously mentioned categories (lunations, weekly, retrogrades, annual events) will be reblogged on (a new blog called) Daily Astrology.
  6. Select older reblogs on Grandtrines will be deleted to make room for newer material.  New material will focus primarily on new or unique events.
  7. Other blogs (Mystic Rectangles, Still Another Writers blog, Still Another Photoblog, etc.) should stay the same.
  8. We are adding new blogs: (1) Numerology Daily and (2) Tarot Daily.  While our focus is typically astrology, many who share our interest in astrology are interested in these topics.  These blogs provide a central location for those interested in those topics to read, research, and discuss.
  9. Probably some other changes that are yet to be decided.
  10. This migration will be a relatively slow set of changes over weeks or, more likely, months.  The process will be adjusted along the way.
  11. By the end of the year, I hope to only have (what I consider to be) the most premium content on Grandtrines (GT) and Lost Dudeist Astrology (LDA).  And, the media for some of the old content will have to go (the media is the major consumer of space).  Since some of my visitors only show weekly (or sometimes less), I want to make certain I do not lose them in the process.

My hope is that this will not inconvenience anyone.  Furthermore, it will reduce or eliminate duplicate posts that are sometimes an annoyance to some readers.

Finally (and again), new blogs always require a bit of “tuning” to properly fit and serve their readership.  Stick with us while we do that “tuning” and stay posted for further changes.

More Spinoffs

We started a few new blogs, spinoffs, in April, and they might interest you:

  • (The) Irregular Oracle
    (A repository of our forecasts and whatever else strikes our fancy.)
  • Retrogrades Only (Just what it says: all posts focus on retrogrades; many reblogs!)
  • Full Moons Only (Just what it says: all posts focus on Full Moons; many reblogs!)
  • New Moons Only (Just what it says: all posts focus on Full Moons; many reblogs!)

Getting the bugs out of a new blog takes, at a minimum, a few days or a week, and possibly as much as a few months.  Stick with us as we develop these new blogs and tune our existing blogs.

 

Mars Out High Order Outer Planet Aspects

This Week in Astrology

Conventional webmaster wisdom says you do not direct people to a site other than one of your own.  That said, we go against that wisdom here by recommending you take a look at “This Week in Astrology.”

Cafe Astrology also has an excellent 2017 ephemeris and a similar asteroid ephemeris.

Gilded Splinters has provided this Lunar Almanac for 2017-2018 which covers major lunations, Outer Planet Almanac, and Retrograde Almanac.

Want to dig even DEEPER?  Try Jessica Davidson’s Resources for Astrologers

Astrolabe’s Hot Degrees 2017

(Please be certain to thank those providers!)

Need to convert time zones?  Try this.

Lost Dudeist Astrology (and others)

Many people prefer our sibling site “Lost Dudeist Astrology,” a spinoff from this one.  On Grandtrines, we focus almost entirely on astrology, astrological forecasts, astrological analysis of current events and other astrology topics.

Most of our readers prefer that approach, but some want a wider diet.  Lost Dudeist Astrology (the name is based on “The Dude” and “Dudeism“) is almost entirely reblogs of astrology, numerology, tarot card based predictions, some pinups, and sometimes controversial (or “tinfoil hat,” sometimes called “fake news”) topics.  Think of it as being a bit like a metaphysics website with a “National Enquirer” or “Star” feel to it.  We also maintain the following sites:

  • Mystic Rectangles: weekly (Sunout) and monthly (Marsout) aspectarians and low volume of posts; excellent for subscriptions; best fit for astrology for mobile devices.
  • Weekly Forecasts is just what the name says: weekly forecasts posted once a week for the upcoming week with some reblogs of similar material from other bloggers.  [As of 2017-01-01: Our own work is on hold indefinitely, but we plan to continue reblogs of weekly and monthly forecasts of others.]

You may also be interested in the reblogs of content by other astrologers on the posts page.  We are working on a project on Long Term Forecasts.  Frankly, we do not expect to complete this project in our lifetime.  Your feedback, as we go, is appreciated.

Editorial: A Short Missive to Astrologers Who Read This Blog

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Many thanks to the site Tableizer  which helps us in preparing the occasional table for this site.

Time Zones

Notes: Our work is set in the Central time zone (CST / CDT) in Plano TX (a Dallas TX suburb, part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex).  To adjust for your location (1) EST/EDT: add one hour; (2) MST/MDT subtract one hour; (3) PST/PDT: subtract two hours; (4) for UTC and other zones, try this.

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  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I appreciate it. Psychic Reading

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  2. Thank you for following my blog!

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  3. Wow, you really know a lot about astrology! Thank you for liking my comments on Bucket List Publications blog by Lesley Carter, I love her blog and look forward to reading yours more. Gratitude Dance for you. :~)

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  4. thanks so much for the reblog… 🙂 and for a fabulous site full of wonderful information… 🙂

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  5. Thank you!
    go here for your blog award and pass it on, if you want. 😉
    https://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/2015/11/28/the-you-make-a-difference-award-thank-you/

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    • Thank you! I have reblogged it. (Anything else needed?)

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  6. Love this, even though the masses of information are a bit confusing first 🙂 I guess over time I will understand it better!

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    • My preference is to err on the side of a bit too much information instead of too little. Let me know how to further clarify my points. My goal with this site is to teach others about forecasting. It is more of a “learn how to fish” site than “be given a fish” site. That said, we use the “Beginners Page” on most of our charts so that you can translate the glyphs into English. After some time, you will know that the circle with the dot in the center is the Sun, but at first it can be confusing and the tables (and practice) should help with this. (Make certain you “click to enlarge,” or even right click into a new tab to better see the chart image. If necessary, you can use and “+” key together to enlarge the image in most browsers.)

      Also, you can use the tags to look up similar charts and then look for similarities in the different days. You can compare Sun square Uranus to Sun square Neptune, and, over the years, you can compare different full moons to each other. Using the tags for searches should help with this. Let me know if you have other questions. I also encourage people to keep a journal of some kind, and use that as part of the process of learning how to interpret aspects. You can read all the books you want, but until you see mass confusion in a pizza parlor at the perfection of Moon square Neptune (as I did the first time I became truly aware of it back in the late 1980’s) then you will not REALLY understand. There is no substitute for experience and practice.

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      • Thank you so much for sharing such an informative site! I can continue learning so much more about astrology by visiting these links! I know the glyphs of the planets and signs but need to learn more about nodes, Chiron, Black Moon Lilith and houses. And of course more about all the planets and aspects, it all makes so much sense and is so helpful in understanding what the heck is going on with the energies, my life, people around me, the world.

        Thank you for following my blog!

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      • You are welcome. Keep reading Grand Trines, Lost Dudeist Astrology, and Weekly Forecasts and you should pick up some tips and ideas along the way.

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  7. Thank you for the reblogs! What an amazing informative site you have!

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    • Thank you! Please stop by often and let me know what you like best.

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  8. CAN YOU PLEASE PLEASE put the GMT times up for things – you have an international audience !
    I have just tried to convert EST to GMT for mercury going V OC and got 3 03am whereas my raphael’s says Moon is sextile Mercury @ 02 03 am ie an hour earlier ………..

    Plus as ppl differ , what do YOU consider V OC to mean ? – only the traditional ptolemaic aspects or do you count the newbies eg quintiles ….?

    I had not really thought of planets going VOC before : I like it

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    • I will see what I can do about GMT, but Daylight Savings Time often causes problems. (What is Raphaels?)
      You are right, VOC has several ways to calculate. Several complex older ways are only used by traditionalists who follow Medieval techniques (I think Lee Lehman might do this). Most modern astrologers use the last Ptolemaic aspect before a sign change (conjunction, opposition, square, trine, sextile) and that is what I use (using both Solar Fire 7/8 as sources and Daily Planetary Guide; they use the same methods). Nobody I know of uses 5th harmonic (quintiles / biquintiles) or 7th harmonic (septiles, etc.) or semi-squares / sesquiquadrates. (But, I think that “voids” that contain these are “interesting.”)

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      • I like various things you have done . The time converter is great – I can’t miscount etc ! when my brain doesn’t work properly.

        I think its VERY important you distinguish between your stuff and other ppl’s stuff in reblogs. …..perhaps you could actually start all reblog titles ? with the word reblog. At the mo’ emails come up saying grandtrines and its confusing when I only want to open yours .

        various other “technical ” “site” arrangements are a good improvement as well , thank you ….. – especially as you seem to be giving us more pearls in the process !

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      • Actually, I do have a standard format that I follow for titles that varies little, something like “New Moon 2016-06-04 Grand Cross” which breaks down to (1) Aspect (usually) or sign entry (rare); (2) date in YYYY-MM-DD format; and (3) Patterns (if present, and I do not usually write about it if it does not have patterns); so if you look for titles with my format usually you should be able to distinguish mine from the reblogs. I have not been writing as much lately but that was typical in the past as well. (Indeed, at some points I went a month or two without writing anything.)

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  9. I posted a reply here about VOC several hours ago and nothing has shown up

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    • Also important: I am a lone author and publisher (via reblogs I have become an accidental amateur publisher who actually enjoys that unpaid role) who has no assistant. And, as a card-carrying AARP member and older adult I have all the aches and pains and other problems that old folks get. (As Betty White is reputed to have said: “growing old ain’t for sissies.”)

      My response time, therefore, ranges from immediate to a “eventually” (maybe a week or longer, sometimes months). One day I will die, and then the response time will get “very long.”

      You COULD contact my “Customer Service Department,” but since I have to handle that, too, “they” might not be much help. (Even worse, I am the archetypal “grumpy old man” in real life who has a gift for driving away any potential “friends” with my endless bitching and complaining, also called “kvetching” in New Jersey and parts of Florida.) See, also: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107050/ 🙂 (All in good jest, I am sure you understand! Insomnia and boredom can be a very bad combination for a person who likes to write dry humor as much as I do.)

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      • I really enjoy your “publishing” aspect but see that you are quite witty and can write your own “material” successfully. Consider it! 🙂

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      • Thanks! I do write, here, and it is almost always involving forecasts on Grandtrines. Eventually, elsewhere, I will launch a totally different set of blogs without any astrology content and probably focusing on writing (and maybe some other topics).

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  10. do you check things now before they go up ? my comments re VOC haven’t posted :
    please let me know …Ta I don’t know if its the hackers playing games

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    • I will check for your comments. I vet everything before it goes out. I usually check once (or sometimes twice) a day, but if I have other matters that grab my attention I may not check the comments queue for a few days. (I try to not let a week pass without checking it.)

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  11. your links are either giving me one sentence or error 404 not found …..and my posts dont seem to be posting one last try
    personally I think its either my paedophile hackers or police hackers here in bristol or my ?paedophile police ? hackers ! hahahahaha

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    • I think it is a WordPress problem. I have isolated to pages that I re-schedule. The way this happens is that I publish my own pages, reblog the pages of others, and then re-schedule my pages so my readers see them first (so they are not buried among the other pages). Apparently WordPress somehow embeds date /time information in the links (not sure how) but is not “smart enough” to adjust that information when a page is re-scheduled. This is just a GUESS on my part as to what is happening. But, in any case, it is my best guess.

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  12. ah ok …phew just technicalities plus you do sensibly vet things …”problems” explained thankyou xxx !

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    • I admit: sometimes I wonder myself! 🙂

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  13. ptolemaic – fine , that seems to be the preferred , and so what I use ……yes , I have come across ppl who count minor aspects …..they often have arguments about it …cant recall any names now. Having said that I have experienced the moon working when I didn’t think it would , and been caught out by it and no I don’t mean when in sag.
    this working may = what you refer to above as interesting …..

    sesquiquadrates are dangerous . IMO totally wrong they r usually referred to as minor in astrological circles

    “raphael’s astronomical ephemeris of the planets’ places for [2015] “they are small and thin u can carry them around easily and leave the 50 year tomes @ home…
    Also very useful for seeing what is coming up in progressions if u have one for the relevant year ..{day for year type}

    Ps I just discovered brill astrologer Robert Blaschke and he’s dead :its dreadful. All that wisdom gone Thank god for utube incidently if u want to leave a legacy u shd put stuff up on there too ….and u don’t have to be seen , u can fill screen with charts or important points

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    • I will check on Raphael’s. You are right about YouTube; I have done a very few videos on it. And I agree about Sesquiquadrates being dangerous. (They are what the Thor’s Hammer is built from.) I think you are also right about the Moon sometimes working during so-called “voids” (other than what Lee Lehman / Jim Shawvan calls “opportunity periods”). However, I seem unable to identify and predict what is a functional void. As an aside, glad to see you are back. Missed our dialogs.

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  14. Thank you for this info!! I’d reblog it and I’m trying to work out how to. Thanks for reblogging my post !

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    • Should be a “reblog” button next to the “like” button. Some people, though, de-activate it either intentionally or accidentally. (If mine is off, let me know!)

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  15. GrandTrines, Thanks for liking and sharing my Soul Passages Astrology posts. Watch for me on YouTube as I transition to my Sag 2.0 self and thanks for the thumbs up. Geo

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    • Make sure to come back here and provide us with a link so we (myself and my readers) can visit you on the new YouTube site.

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      • Sounds great. I will do that for my February forecasts! Thanks for the support.

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  16. Thanks for the reblog! I appreciate it. 🙂

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  17. can u please give links to any utube videos , ta xxx happy solstice and yule ……mines been filled with polis sh-t

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    • Hope it gets better for you soon!

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  18. Thanks so much. I really appreciate your stopping by.

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  19. Thank you! love & light xx

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  20. Thank you so much for reblogging my posts. I am still quite new to WP and don’t know how to find the pages you put them on to thank you there too xxx

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  21. Hi thanks for reblogging me again.

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  22. I’m loving your forecasts. Most of what I come across is kind of generalized and not very helpful, but you’re right on the mark, and the depth you go into is super appreciated. Keep up with your awesomeness!

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    • Thank you!

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  23. Love your astrological knowledge! Very informative and interesting.. Love the mystic, but then again I am an Aquarian.. Much love 💞

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    • Thank you! I am flattered. Stop by often; we will have more discussions.

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  24. Thanks for this site (clearer than my ephemeris)!

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  25. Hello 🙂 Thank you for reblogging my post!

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  26. Thanks for such an in-depth post! I tend to post a lot about natal chart placements, so it’s nice to see such an in-depth post on the current ephermis and upcoming days! I love reading others views on astrology, on top of my own, as there are so many valid interpretations!

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    • Thank you for the encouragement! It is all a “labor of love” without any compensation other than knowing that some people like my work.

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  27. Thank you for reblogging my post! in lak’ech, Debra

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  28. I appreciate the Reblog as well!

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  29. Thank you for reblogging my post grandtrines!

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    • Love the Chipmunks! I like nature shots, too. (Along with landscapes, architectural detail, and dogs.)

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  30. can you suggest how mercury void of course plays out ……I’m assuming weakened.
    ineffective to some extent.

    ALSO , in that case does mercury also carry the light of the last planet / star passed …………??? …..cos its just passed conjunct Algol ..

    IF we can say it also “carries the light ” then perhaps ?? its just as well its V O C – assuming that weakens it ……

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    • Wow! ALL really good points. Mercury DID just touch Algol (likely three times if you look at the retrograde). And, yes, it is void (from early Friday AM here / about 9 AM where you are) until Sunday (about 6 PM here / near midnight where you are). Maybe THAT is why people were so NUTS in traffic yesterday. (That includes some near misses for me and a very dangerous road rage nut job yesterday!) Good questions! (Thanks!)

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    • I see that I wrote about that earlier (but had forgotten about it). Yes, the Mercury void seems to present significant disruptions to communication / transportation (and maybe remembering that it is in process!).

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  31. possible to give your view re orb for Algol ?

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    • Depends on the planet, but reading between the lines I think you have a point. Algol is so potent that maybe it needs wider orbs. I tend to use +/- 3 for Sun/Moon 1 or 2 for the rest (depending on what else is involved).

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      • mmm … so at least 2 generally to be safe then …. been my feeling . My asc is 01gem03 and I’ve never been happy re Algol so close ….everything goes over Algol just before my asc. and I feel it can colour stuff. …your views ?
        obviously moon “carries the light ” doesn’t it …..but what about other things ?
        there you are , 2 questions for the price of one reply !…:) hahaha

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      • I think we have talked about “the lights” before. They actually show up as symbols outside of astrology with no mention of Sun or Moon but merely the “Greater Light” and the “Lesser Light” left as an enigma. Algol is a mess, and we could talk about it at length. Some people with mid May birthdays have accomplished major works that (in my opinion) have been beneficial to humanity (George Lucas springs to mind, May 16th, and I would also include social psychologist Roy Baumeister, also May 16th, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Baumeister), but typically it is associated with much that is simply awful. See, also: http://darkstarastrology.com/algol-medusas-head/

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  32. IS it possible to reorder these blog responses so the astrology stuff is at the top ? or in some way put the simple thanks /reblogged etc remarks elsewhere ? or a filter choice ? of some sort ?
    just thinking

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    • Those are great questions. Sometimes I manually structure the order of the reblogs to achieve this (and other) results. (For example, people who do not publish “predictions” until the middle of the day, or later, are usually reblogged FIRST to put them at the bottom of the list (least read). That prevents wasting the time of my readers on something that often is, literally, “yesterday’s news.”) But the process is imperfect. Most (usually all) of my entries can be found on the Grandtrines homepage; that is the easiest way to go directly to them. That page is composed almost entirely of my work with only links (usually) to external work. Hope that helps.

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  33. 1-lol lucille
    2-this is the first day I’ve been “can’t I just.sit.in.a.movie.theater.all.day.”

    Nope. Onward.

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    • You know how it goes. “Ya gotta do what ya gotta do.” The movie does sound appealing, though! 🙂

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      • Not just one. I mean go in for the matinee and go from theater to theater all day til they’re sweeping up popcorn. THAT’S how I know it’s neptune. My charts lit up like a karmic christmas tree. At least I’m laughing.

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      • I think that is a rather brilliant way of handling such a transit! 🙂

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      • And yet the most destructive thing I could do to myself! Who knew?

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      • Yes, but that kind of “destruction” can permit a rebirth. Hope you write down what comes to you from the movies.

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      • I can’t watch movies, that’s the paradox. I can’t look at moving images, it causes my brain to seize up. A day of movies could kill me. Probably would sctually. It’s a great irony.

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      • No doubt you know far better how to handle that than I could possibly advise you anonymously on the internet from a distance.

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      • The siren song of “let’s all go to the mooovieees”

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      • 🙂 Sounds like something to have fun with. 🙂

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      • Indeed!

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      • Life is too short not to have a little fun along the way, even in “serious” situations.

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  34. can you PLease have 2 comment sections then ? if you can restructure ? and sort the remarks as you vet them ?

    nb I was doing a remark about astro and VOC and it all went so pissed off. IT mentioned my neighbour having a go @ me on 20th so maybe someone didn’t like it … this is not a “clean” lapbook at mo’……
    .
    Briefly It was on the subject of can we consider THE SUN itself ever to be VOC.
    Also , about starting seasonal ingresses with VOC.. ….. (If I can recall the detail I’ll repost)

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    • Yes, of course Sun can be v/c, and it does exactly that for some short period of time about once a month. People (including me) do not tend to mention it much, but I usually mention it when a double void occurs (e.g. Sun + Moon or Sun + Mercury or something similar).

      I have no control over the sort order of comments, and I have seen them out of sequence also but, apparently, only WordPress can control that.

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  35. So if you think other planets apart from moon can be VOC ( query re sun answer still pending ) THen

    do you think they can “carry the light ” also ? that was the real gist of my query re Algol
    ( – which is a star not planet , so we are already deviating from original meaning , I think, as I think carrying the light referred to going moon over other planets , not stars )

    IF they don’t ” carry the light ” like the moon , then 2 or 3 degrees after Algol ie by c. 29 degrees taurus , everything is “safe”

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    • I have heard of a technique that traditionalists use called ‘translating light” (and, based on that, a late 20th century / 21st century technique called “translating darkness”), but I do not use it nor do I understand it well. (It has something to do with two planets moving into the same aspect with a third planet.) Except possibly for that, only “The Lights” actually carry light in the metaphorical astrological sense. (Everything has SOME kind of light, otherwise we could note see / detect it. But I do not think you are talking about literal light in that sense.)

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    • Also: probably the remainder of Taurus is tainted given how the last three degrees are generally considered “fated degrees” and first three of next sign are often interpreted as “too early to tell.”

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  36. ok. trying to find your homepage I put grand trines in google and went through 12 pages without pulling this up. I got grand trines @ twitter about page 9 , thru which I could find you , but that does not give the homepage but an article. As you don’t have a “home page ” listed as such , I give up.
    on a reply of 20 june to my comment of 20 june , you say “that page ” and it seems clear this is not your home page from your reply. SO I GIVE UP.
    perhaps you can provide a link or a clear label so I can find it !!!!!
    I will come back when less frustrated feeling !

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    • Not sure why my Google ranks are not any better given how old the blog is, how much traffic I receive (despite the low rankings), and despite how many followers (including regular returning visitors) I have.

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  37. I am diving more and more into your blog, and I’m fascinated by the way you integrate facts & data into the flow – and the diversity. Many in the vein could learn from you. I am hard pressed to pick one specific post to like the best. Your other blogs & pages too, as time allows. Wish days were longer. Follow’d + tweeted.

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    • Thank you! I am flattered. Look forward to hearing more from you.

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  38. so where is / or which is your ” homepage” …???

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    • Home page = grandtrines.wordpress.com; but I do have multiple blogs now.

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  39. You’ve done a lot of things which are improvements in the recent past , thank you. Its a lot easier to find your useful astro info and insights with the weekly horoscopes… ……But ,
    – where can I put comments ask Q.s on them tho’ , ??….
    Also
    – one thing I miss are the maps , but with the reorganisation (s) maybe I am missing them. ……?

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    • The computer I was using to make charts / maps has developed some hardware issues. I do have another machine that I can use, and eventually I will start doing more of that again.

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  40. As I understand it , “carrying the light” is when the moon goes over a planet , it , as a mirror , picks up the “light” from that planet , which then “colours” the stuff the moon reflects and so the way the moon “works” ……
    Therefore , if the moon has just recently been over pluto , eg , it will have a plutonic tinge to it when it does its next aspect or triggers something or is just sailing along …..so the moon is never entirely neutral , or just carrying the sun’s light – as it obviously does all the time, it can carry different energies too
    If it goes over venus this should give a benefic or more feel good emotional kick to people for a bit . Light being a synonym for energy
    I am possibly extrapolating from the meaning in horary , ( which may not be legitimate to do) as a self taught astrologer

    My query was in that case , can mercury eg be coloured temporarily in this way too ? IMO probably yes , but n/k
    on this basis , if saturn had just passed over pluto , you could expect problems…..the structural energies in the background would have a doomladen feel…….not a good time to build things.
    you could say this is “orbs ” , but I mean more than that. saturn wd carry a tinge until the moon came along and cleaned it up

    [ “Translation of the light” is a horary term and seems IMO very symbolic in its usage / meaning to denote that something happens or is completed with help , a thing is picked up from A and is then taken to B indicating the matter happens ]

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    • I have heard of “translating light” (and also “translating darkness”) but “carrying the light” is new to me. That sounds like an interesting concept to explore. In particular, your idea that the Moon may be a bit different from all the other planets in this respect is paritcularly interesting. Are these your own ideas or do you have sources for them?

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  41. thank you xxx I read things from all over ( in both time and specialist area )and so put stuff from different places together. As I am self taught I have no idea what is currently the “correct” thing to do / person to rate / concept considered valid / or ” how” to put things together.
    So I just use what makes sense and works , and read the intelligent people that make sense to me and I try new things out. Obviously I have experience eg of things happening with certain aspects etc. and so on , so I have my own opinions from that….IMO there has been a move to sanitise the subject to stop it being scary to the great detriment of good astrology. Older stuff is frequently more reliable due to dealing with reality as it does. Comets are indeed bad news….I think the reason chiron always comes with Pain is because its astronomically both a comet and an asteroid……
    – while I’m not a bernadette brady I do feel its good to look at the actual astronomy to help decipher the symbolism.
    I can’t stand “fluffy”… too many ppl do fluffy astrology blogs which are all nice and lovey dovey everythings allright this fullmoon is good for selfdevelopment when really its a stinker and you wonder : why do they bother ? Its not morally sound to tell ppl they will “grow” with being hacked by a chainsaw either. Ppl need help to know how to survive. They need the truth and useful strategies not self-congratulatory whimsy.
    BUT you know that. Which is why I’ve been reading your views on aspects etc and learning !
    The moon is a key player as any decent astrologer knows : you could almost do nothing but moon stuff and produce meaningful comment . I like lunar returns eg.

    ps please work on bringing back your maps ! They were lovely for showing how the same aspect plays out differently in different places in the world.

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    • The maps were done on a different laptop that had that software; that laptop has had problems but I think I can make it work again. Maybe sometime “soon”?

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  42. just to let u know : I can’t “like” your replys unless – it seems – I join wordpress. This is the only reason I haven’t been .
    I bet if we did chart maps for the gun events we wd find pluto on an angle @ that point for all locations ……..

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    • That could be interesting. Moon was v/c and Mercury overhead (MC) at 9/11.

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  43. I really like your “new” OWN daily / weekly horoscopes . I wd like them on a completely separate blog with only your stuff on it ! They are interesting + useful and thanks for your effort and time xxxxx

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  44. Thanks for following my blog. For Weekly Tarot Predictions, remedies and tarot tips, just follow https://ladyoftarot.wordpress.com

    Regards,
    Maanya Kohli

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  45. https://nalinidesignprofile.wordpress.com/2016/08/11/1179/

    I have nominated you for real neat blogger’s award

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  46. Interesting blog, i’m really not one for telling future advents, i believe the timeline is ever changing, nonetheless, celestial bodies, as in there magnetic pull upon human bodies of water can have strange affects..

    i also see that you dropped in for a read,

    thank you,

    chris

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    • The timeline does change, no doubt about it. No conflict between that and my approach. Often the aspects represent “nodal points” where we can “jump ship” to a different timeline. At least that is my own opinion. Thanks for stopping by!

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      • Interesting theory, about jumping timelines!

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      • The idea is pretty simple, really, assuming you have a multiple universe viewpoint. The only reality is “consciousness” (i.e. a “soul”) and all the rest of it simultaneously exists at various levels of probability / possibility. All possible pasts exists as well as all possible futures. But certain cosmic alignments (i.e. transits and bigger patterns built from transits) represent nodal points at which “jumping ship” (changing timelines) becomes “more possible.” In this sense, astrological interpretation becomes not only meaningful but also virtually impossible for “science” to detect in any meaningful way. (Karl Popper’s Falsifiability simply cannot work in this framework, and we are obviously in alignment with Paul Karl Feyerabend. Our epistemology is obviously quite different from the “mainstream.”) Astrology is also not the “only” way to detect nodal points in the timeline. A well trained sensitive can pick up nodal points using other “oracles” such as tarot cards and runes. The purpose of my blogs is to provide training to sensitives who are in the process of awakening to their abilities. Even though I often write to a broader audience, it is these awakening sensitives (or intuitives, I use the terms interchangeably) that I am writing to. It is to them I am passing my essence through my writings.

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      • How about being touched psychically,

        in a sexual manner?

        Which has gotten me in trouble more times than not!

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      • Well, to be honest, I am not a finished product. Similar to others (Rimbaud comes to mind), the way I see things differs at different points in life. That said, you do realize that you are touching directly upon Sigmund Freud’s core notions, right? Freud “sexualized” almost everything because he was really talking about what might be described (perhaps with an incorrect choice of words) as a “creative force” in the universe that manifested as a sexual urge (but also in many other ways). It was only later in life that he discovered Thanatos thus completing a variation on what the Taoists (Yin / Yang, or Creation / Destruction) had been telling us for a very long time.
        And, do keep in mind that sometimes “trouble” is an opportunity to elevate your consciousness. Or, as Rimbaud did, you can turn your back on it and follow a different and more conventional path.

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      • You seem to have knowledge in this area of expertise..

        To me it’s curse…

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      • As we are prone to say here in the South, “I feel yo pain, brutha.” 🙂 You can use your experiences to fuel other things: poetry, songs, drawings, paintings, and so forth. Have you given that a try?

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  47. Thanks for all the great information!

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    • You are welcome! 💛

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  48. Saw your Tw-reply of yesterday. That’s fine – back then (July 3) it was the way I could find sending you ‘p2p’ messages, and much was new to me. Since then, I’ve found Twitter to be quite stimulating – it takes (too) much time, though, but I do get much info thru there. Followed you back. I don’t tweet overly much myself, and only retweet when I find things that are not all over the place.
    PS: More importantly: Your conversations here above, in this comment thread, is definitely worth the time reading!

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    • Thank you! I am flattered! Hope to see you here again!

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  49. Lunar eclipse will be giving some positive impacts on share markets – particularly, where this eclipse will be seen. Impact of such areas may give positive impacts on the global share market.
    Mercury will also start transiting direct in coming week, hence impact on Mercury related issues will be positive globally, because Mercury will be moving ahead for own house and sign.

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    • Change of Seasons (Autumnal Equinox) is coming also (within 24 hours of Mercury Direct station).

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  50. Shared on my astrology page and sidebar! Thank you. Debra

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    • You are welcome!

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  51. Thank you so much

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    • You are welcome!

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  52. we definitely jump timelines , but in my experience , they often “jump” us , and only some of us detect this. I notice.most don’t .thru the little things that change…there are always changes as giveaways

    I like this idea of aspects being nodal points but most ppl dont use them . at all
    why predict if not to inform ones intent ?
    I think we can also make choice points thru strong exercising of free will
    this area of debate is fascinating obviously
    there is also the way an astrologer by predicting can actually create the way things coalesce after an aspect ………in the beginning was the word – its powerful and we can manifest things I notice u r careful how u phrase things

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    • All good points. Predictions can bring about manifestations. (i.e. Robert K. Merton’s concept of the “Self-Fulfilling Prophecy”) See, also: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~sfos0060/prophecies.shtml However, unlike what that article says, the original premise need not be “false.” Instead, it can be unrealized potential, a “tinderbox” to which the “prophecy” is a match or spark that ignites a series of events culminating in one or more results. The election of Donald Trump and Brexit are two “nodes” in part of a series of such events that, as astrologers, a number of us have noted as the current “Uranus Square Pluto” period.

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  53. Thank you re above .
    I looked at a couple of obvious charts and correctly pedicted brexit .. for trump’s win I just used uranus pluto square -no charts – it was inevitable .
    Now we have california trying to break away as a republic ?
    How long an “aftermath” do you think this aspect will have / I guess this is another Q about Orbs ……?

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    • I am in COMPLETE agreement re: Trump and Uranus square Pluto. I think it is all about fundamental restructuring and changing of alliances. I know more interesting aspects are coming (from the chatter from other astrologers) in 2017 and again 2020, but not sure of the specifics (have not run the numbers). Might should check (double check?) the work I did a year or two ago on “long term aspects.” I am also overdue to do my annual analysis for 2017 aspects. Next week?

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  54. PS I have a solar return 12th house sun – spent 60th birthday in hospital , now have serious health probs.
    Q . How long does 12th hse return sun event go on , ( the sun in sky is now in 2nd hse ) . The situation built up in ” Obvious” way for just over a month before actual birthday ie 5 weeks , improved as real sun went over solar return ASC , and again as real sun went over solar return 2nd cusp .
    Not really “on thread” but I appreciate your experience !

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    • Unsure of the answer on this. I am a bit weak on Solar returns. I do know they start exerting their influence up to a few weeks ahead of time. Hope you feel better soon!

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  55. Tried to respond to your “feeling better – Merc. direct” comment – but it wouldn’t go thru – I’m guessing because comments were closed on that post.

    Here ’til, before I run:
    Only slightly – thanks for asking. Out the door for an important appt. – so perhaps things will go well there as a result. If they DO, I’ll feel A LOT better!
    xx,
    mgh

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    • 🙂 Mercury Retrograde brings many “gifts”… 🙂

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  56. WELL, I called before setting out and things were still, shall we say, “complex” — can’t be resolved by phone, or resolved at all until a few things happen on their end (they’ve only had all the tomorrows since the end of December, lol) — but I’m holding out hope that all really will be resolved tomorrow this time. What I mean by the term is the day immediately following today’s night – 🙂 – I’m not sure WHAT they mean by “tomorrow!”

    I am grateful I didn’t have to walk all the way there to hear this frustrating news, however – so cold here that my battery lost its charge 😦 – that would have been a mighty uncomfortable jaunt I’m happy to have been spared.
    xx,
    mgh

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    • Yes, well, no surprise that it may not be resolved until the Full Moon after Mercury Direct Station or even after the New Moon after Mercury Direct Station (coincidentally the Chinese New Year and beginning of the “Fire Rooster” year)….

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  57. Hello Grandtrines!
    I would like to let you know that you’re one of the few that I have decided to put on my list for the “Blogger Recognition Award” because of the great things that you do in the blogosphere.

    Here’s the link to it if you’d like to participate: https://myldrwithafrenchman.wordpress.com/2017/01/23/blogger-recognition-award/

    I know that some people have an “award-free blog” or are just too busy to do these things and I understand completely. I just want share this as a gesture of my appreciation.

    More power to you!

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    • Thanks for the recognition! I will take a look at it (though I usually do not participate, at least not most of the time). Really appreaciated!

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  58. Please let me know when you will publish your Super Bowl prediction for the
    Atlanta v New England.

    Thanks

    Peter Egan

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    • I decided not to do that. Too much Uranian activity (unpredictability). (But, thanks for the request!)

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  59. Your links are up in my sidebar! https://earnestlydebra.wordpress.com/ I’m still figuring out the rss, but should have it shortly. 🙂

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  60. Thank you, have a good break.

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    • Thanks! (Really challenging to stay away, but I did work on a few important chores today.)

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  61. I had a quick question and realized I was directed to you, obviously, and late 2015 thors hammer was actually the week I found you and started interacting with you from a couch in new York when the node bum rushed my karma, but a, thank you and b- I’m looking at a 21 libra Uranus conjunct ascendant getting a moljnir from Mars at 5 Pisces and Venus at 5 taurus. What’s your take on that if you have the time?

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    • JBuss wrote this interesting piece that MIGHT be helpful (but he tends to be a bit more abstract / esoteric than I am): https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/configurations/mjolnir/ That said, could you identify which of these planets are natal and which are transiting? (That would be quite helpful.) I think we discussed before that you are at your Uranus/Uranus opposition (aka “demi-return”) which happens about 42 years of age and is associated with a number of major shifts (including a Saturn demi-return and usually a Neptune / Neptune square). And, in advance, sorry for any slow responses. Much happening IRL right now, so it might be a few days or even a week or two before I reply.

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      • Heard! It’s intense irl everywhere! I thank you for responding at all! I’ll check out jbuss for sure. It’s the progressions. Progressed Uranus is conjunct the progressed ascendant from the 12th and natal uranus is conjunct from the first. Pr,Mars at 5 pisces, Pr Venus at 5 gemini. (Prog chiron at 19 to boot) between that and the transits it’s quite a picture.

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      • And again, no worries on response time. I’m just getting back to online more and still can’t navigate my old forums. Thank you.

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  62. Thanks for following my blog and for the re-blogs! Much appreciated 🙂

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  63. I enjoy your blogs and reblogs and appreciate when you highlight mine. Great job! Thank you for offering an opportunity to read diverse coverage of astrology.

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    • (1) You are welcome! (2) Frankly, it feels like a “calling” (really!) But I have yet to discover how to monetize it. If I could make a good living doing this I probably would not mess with anything else.

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  64. Thank you, Grandtrines, for liking and reblogging my posts! I really appreciate you.

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