Chiron Dominates Memorial Day, Father’s Day, and Fourth of July

May 20, 2008 at 11:58 pm | Posted in Holidays, Retrogrades | Comments Off on Chiron Dominates Memorial Day, Father’s Day, and Fourth of July
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One charming aspect of a blog such as this one is the freedom to explore a variety of topics. Astrologers who make sun sign predictions for a living are constrained into writing particular kinds of predictions for a particular kind of audience: the “general audience.” Don’t get me wrong, some sun sign work is excellent, but the opportunity for exploring other options is either unavailable or not a topic for discussion.

That said, Chiron seems to be a major player in the next few weeks through early July. Just in case you don’t know, Chiron is the “wounded healer” and a centaur who is an important mythological basis for Sagittarius. Being wounded, he learns to heal by healing himself, and then teaches others and becomes a mentor. Having passed on his lessons, he necessarily dies, the ultimate “wound” which permits a “healing” of society by the blossoming of his students into autonomous individuals (and, ultimately, themselves teachers).

The mythos of Chiron is tough, and the energy doesn’t tend to be pleasant. But, Chiron gives us the gifts of healing and both being a mentee and a mentor. Some have called Chiron the “rainbow bridge” because he connects the stability of Saturn to the revolutions of Uranus. That is, Chiron binds these two seemingly different faces of the cosmos together.

That said, as noted in an earlier post, Chiron is rather active Memorial Day Weekend of 2008. But, the activity doesn’t stop there. Retrograde Chiron will revisit issues opened Memorial Day Weekend when he is contacted by Retrograde Mercury on Thursday, May 29th.. He’ll be trined by Venus (in Gemini) on June 10th. That Venus, and Mercury, will be different. Both will have their energies transformed by conjunction with the Sun (combust) on June 7th and 8th (9th for Pacific Time). Sunday, June 8th could be another difficult time if you had “issues” opened on Memorial Day Weekend. Any kind of “truce” reached on that day will be pinned on false hopes engendered during a Leo Moon Void of Course.

Venus trines Neptune on Friday the 13th, the Sun follows suit on the 14th, and retrograde Pluto revisits Sadge.

WHAT does that mean? It means that despite our hopes and happy thoughts (Neptune & Venus), Pluto (investigations, secrets, and spycraft) will revisit the intrigues of the past twenty years, particularly as they relate to Churches, Courts (the Judiciary), and Higher Education. Neptune activity often brings exposure of secrets, so don’t be surprised if scandals surface at this time. Father’s Day, this year, may bring profound revelations for some.

Given that the Sun will be in President Bush’s Solar 12th House during this period, exposure of a new secret or scandal, particularly if it involves FISA courts, wouldn’t be very surprising.

Mercury (this time direct) will again trine Chiron on July the 3rd. Unquestionably, the holiday weekends for Memorial Day, Father’s Day, and Independence Day (U.S.) will be dominated by Chironic activity in 2008.

[Errata: in my original post, above, I made the mistake of describing the weekend of June 8th as “Father’s Day” weekend. It is not. It is the weekend before. So, here is my updated analysis, if you make plans for Father’s Day on the weekend of the 8th, don’t get your hopes too high. And, especially if you do the planning the afternoon of Sunday, June 8th, then expect your plans to change or for the event to be a little different than what you initially expect. I’ll post the rest of my update in a newer entry.]

Astrology of Memorial Day Weekend, May, 2008: Retrogrades!

May 20, 2008 at 6:10 pm | Posted in Holidays, Retrogrades | Comments Off on Astrology of Memorial Day Weekend, May, 2008: Retrogrades!
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Just in case you haven’t taken the time to notice, we will have a stack of retrogrades on Memorial Day Weekend.  On Friday, Mercury in Gemini trines Chiron in Aquarius.  Mercury should be strong in Gemini (its home, of course), but it is moving slowly (especially bad for Mercury) and about to turn Retrograde.

Chiron is about to turn retrograde, too.  Conversations started Friday may lead into painful areas that are in need of healing, but anything started Friday will “open a can of worms.”  Whether or not this is “good” or “bad” depends on your situation.  To be sure, it won’t be resolved on Friday, and it may not be resolved for some time.  I’d vote at least three weeks before anything that resembles a “full resolution,” and, for some, resolution won’t come until after Chiron turns direct circa October 26th of this year.

Neptune ALSO turns retrograde, Venus (values) enters Gemini (conversations), Venus inconjuncts Pluto (false hopes about power struggles), and Venus squares Saturn (authority).  For the financial sector, the inconjunct with Pluto could signal false hopes about the effectiveness of tax rebates, and square Saturn could mean ACTUAL assets and debts discussed (Gemini) being at odds with the authority figures providing accounting (Virgo).

Any peace talks started now may take much longer to work out than expected, but have the possibility of “standing the test of time” once established.

Back to the personal level:

Unless you are really ready to deal with some big issue, and deal with it in a thorough way that might take months, be careful what you say this weekend.

Blue Moons in Taurus, 2008

May 20, 2008 at 9:42 am | Posted in Calendars, Lunations | Comments Off on Blue Moons in Taurus, 2008
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Stephie Azaria, who I met “IRL” at UAC ’98, publishes “The Cosmic Path.” On May 19th, she wrote about the second full moon in Taurus this year. Just in case you don’t know, a second full moon in the same astrological sign doesn’t happen often. I refer to such a special full moon as a “Blue Moon.” The popular notion is that a “Blue Moon” is based on the calendar, and that an astrological “Blue Moon” is some kind of special exception.

I differ.

To be sure, some debate exists about this. Stephie went with the “traditional” notion that a “Blue Moon” must be based on our calendar. That’s fine, except that the calendar was originally based on the twelve signs. (She knows this, and she indicated that she felt a little uncertain about using the popular definition.)

If you know the history of the modern western calendar, then you know that it basically originated with the Romans and originally had ten months. (That’s why DECember is based on Latin for ten, NOVember for nine, OCTober for eight….) (What two months were added? July = Julius Caesar, and August, for Caesar Augustus.)

The calendar drifted out of alignment, and several variations on “Leap Years” were developed to fix the problem. Still, it is about twenty days out of alignment, with the Vernal Equinox being on March 21st (roughly) instead of March 1st (where it was originally). (MARs = MARch, and Spring was thought to begin with the energy of Mars.)

My point? Well, *IF* the calendar was correctly aligned, then a (Calendar) “Blue Moon” and a “Astrological Blue Moon” would be the SAME THING.

The “Astrological Blue Moon” is not properly the “exception” unless you capitulate to the notions of the masses who don’t understand the history.

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