New Moon January 2013: False Hopes for the Grain Goddess

December 31, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Posted in 2013, 2013-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations, Predictions | Comments Off on New Moon January 2013: False Hopes for the Grain Goddess
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Here is the New Moon chart for January, 2013.  The outstanding aspect is the Quincunx (Inconjunct) of Ceres and Sun/Moon.  Ceres, the grain goddess, rules prosperity in a general sense but particularly food and farmers.  It figured prominently in the election of November, 2012, and it likely highlighted the divide in the United States between food consumers (urban areas) and food producers (rural areas).  We expect any news at this time to be of false hope, or little consolation, to the rural constituents of the United States. (We note that the State of the Union is scheduled for Tuesday, January 29th, a little more than two weeks past this new moon and a day past full.Update Jan 11, 2013: Looks like State of the Union will be February 12th, a few days past the February 2013 New Moon.  That is a much smarter date!)

Here is the chart:

New Moon 2013 2 12-31-2012 3-01-53 PM

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Here is the map of the United States at that time:

New Moon Jan 2013 US Map 12-31-2012 3-12-13 PM

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We note the following: (1) the Mercury line is exact over Los Angeles, (2) the New Moon line is exact over eastern Nevada and near Las Vegas, (3) the Saturn line covers much of the western United States and is exact at Guadalahara, and (4) the Ceres line goes through Michigan, West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina at this time.  (We would not be surprised to hear that labor unions are feeling some pain at this time, possibly due to political policy decisions or announcements.)

Here is the map for the UK and Europe.  (We note a Saturn line through Ireland, indicating continued difficulties there.)

New Moon 2013 UK and Europe 12-31-2012 3-41-09 PM[Click to Enlarge]

And here is the map for India (and Asia in general):

New Moon Jan 2013 Asia 12-31-2012 3-43-17 PM[Click to Enlarge]

And here is Australia and New Zealand:

New Moon Jan 2013 Aus-NZ 12-31-2012 3-46-00 PM[Click to Enlarge]

We note that Australia and New Zealand appear to be more activated that any other part of the planet (except the U.S.) during this particular new moon.

Natal Chart for Richa

December 31, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Posted in Astrology, NatalChartAnalysis | Comments Off on Natal Chart for Richa
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Reader Richa requested a natal chart analysis earlier this year. She asked the following:

I need to now in detail how this transit will affect me. An vedic astrologer told me that I am having saturn in my sign for another 4+ years and time will be tough. I would like to know from a western (sun sign) prespective. Can I do some real estate ventures, need to know little bit how this transit will affect my career, growth, finances, health. I was affected negatively on this areas since Saturn has been in my sign and wonder what the coming years hold in those areas? Your insight in this matter would be greatly appreciate.

Here is the chart:


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You are clear of most Saturn transits except for the transit to your moon.  You will wrestle with emotionally sensitive issues during the coming year and may need to release people, places, and things that no longer work for you.  If you are in any kind of abusive relationship, now is the time to get out.

That said, transiting Saturn is still below ground in your chart but is in an upswing.  After your Saturn return, you started building or at least developed aspirations of some kind.  Now is the time to lay the foundation for what you want, whether it be a career in real estate or otherwise.  The next 2.5 years (approximately, while Saturn is in Scorpio) will not be without other challenges.  Saturn touching Venus will also lead you to let go or release certain relationships and could represent a financial loss.  If it is not a loss, if you use the energy wisely, then you will become very prudent and frugal with your money.  (You are already capable of doing this.)

However, when Saturn touches your Uranus, you will have some kind of surprise.  In the low form, this could be an accident to you or someone close to you.  In a higher form, it could be that you develop an acute awareness of what to keep and what to let go.  Indeed, you may pursue an entirely new direction with your life and your career.  But, do be careful during this period.

After that, likely some time in 2015 or 2016, you’ll likely have a quiet time until Saturn conjoins Neptune.  This will be one more housecleaning period in which you will make final decisions on how to focus your energies and what to focus upon.  After that, when Saturn reaches the 7th house cusp, you will begin building your life for the next 14 years in earnest.

As to whether or not you can prosper in real estate, I am hesitant to say.  Real estate is typically associated with earth signs, but you sound as if you are interested in real estate sales.  Scorpio is an excellent negotiator, and so can be Libra.  Together they can be very powerful, and you have much of both.  However, since you have mostly below ground planets you will need someone to handle any advertising and public relations for you.  And, avoid any dishonest dealings that could damage or destroy your public image.

2012 in review

December 31, 2012 at 12:03 am | Posted in 2012, Editorial | Comments Off on 2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 41,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 9 Film Festivals

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[Looks like we are growing.  Click here to see the 2011 report.]

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