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Full Moon in Gemini
The Full Moon reaches its peak on
Jan. 12, 2017 at 11:33 GMT
The Full Moon in Gemini is about mind over matter, she has a tendency to rationalize her emotions which leaves her numb to what she truly feels. This Moon can be very resourceful and inventive, but putting her thoughts into action is a very exhausting process. The Moon in Gemini is prone to bouts of momentous nervous energy which isn’t long lasting and because she is emotionally detached tends to hold stress in her body causing aches and pains in her limbs.
The aspects towards our Full Moon are tense and conflicting as a grand YOD aspect points her finger of fate towards our Moon, with Saturn and the asteroid Lilith at the root of the action. Pluto is also firing into our Moon, right through the middle of the YOD which speeds up the inevitable chaos. The finger of fate this Full Moon highlights unbalance in relationships, outrageous behaviour and a powerful need to break free; Saturn tells us what to do and Lilith doesn’t like to be told what to do. The energy coming in is erratic and commanding, it will be exceptionally hard to hold it together as obstacles and temptations cross our path’s causing conflict and a lack of social morals. Addictions, bad habits or coming to terms with the fact that we are living a lie will have to seriously be looked at and dealt with. Chiron helps us to find alternative ways of healing our mind, body and spirit and is at hand to help us find ways to heal our deep wounds and insecurities. We can no longer sugar coat them and hope that they will go away, or kid ourselves into a false sense of security. Our time is up.
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Happy Full Moon!
This is a Gemini Full Moon! Not really all that emotional. It’s more like, intellectual and restless. This area of the sky is completely one sign off in western astrology. That means mostly all of you Gemini’s are really sun in Taurus and just about all Cancers are really sun in Gemini’s! This is just one example of how The 13 sign zodiac is a different and more accurate astrology.
Gemini, the twins are actually symbols of both sides of the mind, represented by Mercury, the messenger. Mercury has wings and can fly between the conscious world and the unconscious realm with ease. The outer world and the inner truth. He is the guide for the souls to the underworld. Mercury is mutable and changeable like the weather. Mercury gives you wings. Mercury is also holding the caduceus, the snake with wings. The medical symbol of healing and transformation. The reptilian brain. We use our minds to heal and regenerate our bodies through meditation and prayer. Our mind state determines our health. Gemini reminds us to stay flexible and open, to diversify our skills and communication abilities. And right now, it’s a lot easier to hear from the little voice inside. It’s also easier to contact our friends and family on the other side. Ask for help from your Angels. This is a time to have intense dialog with yourself and your spirit guides. They will answer you back. Strengthen your relationship with your own inner voice, faith and ancestors. Make the connection with those that are gone but not forgotten. Mercury will assist you. Pour libations and speak the names of your loved ones. They are still traveling with us on this journey, bringing us messages. Ask them if you need help now. Make the connection. Write your visions down. They may send it to you thru meditation, prayer or a dream.
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On February 6, Jupiter in Virgo goes retrograde. This will signal a sudden reverse in the false spirit of optimism in the US economy. This delusion is based on a Trump victory and a tax cut for the rich, a rising stock market and the further inflation of worthless paper assets and bad debts. China, the last best hope of the capitalist wet dream, is sinking further in chaos, with crashing exports, massive unemployment, devastating pollution, and pervasive corruption. This is causing a deep sense of doom in the Chinese people as a whole. They've hit a major block to their dreams of expansion and the glories of capitalism. The Yuan is sinking so fast that all the gold in China can't prop it up any more. The Chinese are racing to try to convert their money into other currencies, and bitcoin. Japan, India, Brazil, England and most European and South American counties are all suffering similar currency implosion. Anyone with dollar-based debt is like a cornered rat. There really isn't anywhere to hide, and the specter of deflation is haunting all countries that have allowed a deregulated capitalism to sweep through their economies like a forest fire. The reality of deflation will now reveal itself to be the major economic trend of our era. It's like quicksand, and it swallows wealth wherever it finds it. The more you own, the more debt you are carrying, the more acute the danger. MORE
Healing and Transformation with Comet C/2016 U1
(NEOWISE) and Ophiuchus
Right now Comet Neowise is soaring near by. There’s no danger of a collision with Earth as it already made it’s closest pass to us on December 13th. But for avid skywatchers, it’s quite a spectacle. If you want to watch it as it zooms by, the best place to view it is from the Northern Hemisphere next week, and you should look to the southeastern sky shortly before dawn. It should be so bright between now and January 14 that we'll be able to see it using just binoculars, and maybe even with the naked eye.
So in this new era of Ophiuchus, what impact is Neowise having? To understand, we need to briefly take a look at the science behind comets. It has been believed that the water in the ejecta cloud of comets is, like the gases, coming from the comet itself. The old theory is that subsurface water is being heated by the Sun and bursting through the surface. However, there has been no detectable ice beneath the surface of comets. Another key point is that the water ejected from them is pristine which would be impossible if it were coming from within: “These pristine materials consist of very fine grained water ice particles, which are free from refractory impurities,” writes Jessica Sunshine, et al. in the scientific journal Icarus. Sunshine is an astronomer at the University of Maryland whose research focuses on the use of spectroscopy to determine the composition of various Solar System objects.
by Natalie Miller, administrator of 13astrology.com
Inside Trump: A Raging Bull Charging Ophiuchus
If we look at Trump’s Moon Sign according to the 13 Sign Zodiac, it’s in Ophiuchus. To make the influence stronger, it’s one degree away from his South Node. Just as lightening alters the landscapes around it, so do Ophiuchus Moon natives have the power to manipulate and resurrect our emotions just as Isis and Nephthys (symbols of the Ophiuchus Moon) brought Osiris back from the dead. The primordial power inherent in Ophiuchus Moon natives necessary to do such feats doesn’t translate well into the material world. They usually shun reality, normality, materialism, and will minimize the importance of objective conditions. We’ve been witness to Donald Trump, President Elect, engaging in most of these behaviors, except, shunning materialism. In fact, he has placed it on a pedestal, forsaking even the very Earth which gives him, as all Ophiuchans, his power. MORE
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The retrograde dance of Mercury is a trompe l'oeil for us, a trick where the eye deceives the brain. Mercury is moving ahead, normally, systematically, but our eyes tell us a different story. What we see in the sky is that Mercury slows to a crawl, stops ("stations") moves backwards, stations again, and then restarts its forward motion. Actually, Mercury is doing none of these things, it's only the Earth's faster movement along its orbit that is making Mercury appear to make these fits and starts. It's all in our imagination; only as a result of distortion. Reality is at odds with our perception. Our eyes deceive us.
Mercury does not alter its speed one bit. It's an ongoing counter-intuitive moment: we lose our bearings, we only see what is false. This confusion seems to exist in spite of the fact people don't regularly look at the skies as they did in earlier times. It carries over to modern generations the same way any long-held beliefs do, and still effect our actions and behavior. We may carry a collectively unconscious suspicion of a Mercury that spins back and forward like a yoyo. The ancients felt a retrograding Mercury was a perfect scenario for trickery and deceit, and why Mercury has earned its reputation as a slick salesman and pyramid schemer. MORE
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From our experience, Sagittarians are the ones who make it with sheer guts and sacrifice. A lot of famous and driven people turn out to be this sign. They can never stop because they are never satisfied with themselves. They won't be fulfilled until they are given the respect they crave. And that has to come from the rest of the world. They have to get us to believe them. If we can believe, they can believe.
The runner, the jumper, the true believer—hot tempered Sagittarians are aiming at us, to teach, woo, inspire, challenge, to triumph over our ignorance--whatever it takes to get their voice heard. Sooner or later, they are bound to injure our feelings. Don't blame the Sagittarius; they're just doing their duty to the higher calling, and they will try anything to be relevant. The struggle for a Sagittarius is never over, they are tireless workers and fighters for their version of the truth—even if it hurts, and even if it isn't true. MORE
HeruScopes: Snow Moon
By 13 Sign Astrologer Tchiya Amet
Is Bad Astrology Harmful?
How pernicious is a bad oracle? Susan Miller, pictured above, is the number one celebrity astrologer in America. She provides a comprehensive monthly report for all 12 tropical signs. Her appealing combination of chatty tidbits of astrological lore and conventional wisdom has millions of readers. Yes, it's all based on the wrong signs, but who cares? Is there any harm in Miller making her audience feel better, using whatever message she can? At some point you have to weigh the value of her air-brushed advice against how easy it goes down. Bad astrology is still bad advice. MORE
Bank runs are a consequence of bad debt. Will we get one in 2017?
SATURN IN OPHIUCHUS:
UPDATE: So little is known about the effect of the Ophiuchus cluster of stars, that we can only speak in terms of herstory. Ophiuchus is the professional female, dedicated not to men, but to her work. Ophiuchus rules over birth and death; she was the midwife, healer and embalmer all in one. Ophiuchus reflects the feminine, but not her softness or receptivity. Ophiuchus develops independence and clear thinking. Like the village shaman or witch, she worked behind the scenes to heal the sick and predict the weather, and was the go-to person in the moment of crisis. She’s the woman who seizes control when others are helpless. MORE
URANUS: WAR AND PEACE
On July 31, Uranus went retrograde, with an apparent motion from 32 to 28 degrees Pisces before it goes direct at the end of 2016. This is a repeat performance of 2015, when Uranus went from 29 to 24 degrees Pisces during July-December of that year. All in all, it must be admitted, Uranus in Pisces wants peace, but in retrograde, seems only to get more violence!
Uranus in Pisces has been called the Jesus syndrome, when new ideas, from Christian ethics to socialist economics, emerge to create a more humanistic society based on love. In Pisces, Uranus is weaponless, so these new, revolutionary ideas are subject to repression and their adherents, to martyrdom. In retrograde, Uranus is retreating from confrontation, shirking the pain. Uranus retrograde is hung up on past hurts, and historical injustice. Freedom is still out of reach, in spite of the fact the first inkling of a new, kinder and more humane philosophy is on the rise, at least among those who have the higher consciousness. But what good does consciousness do when faced with an AK-15 assault rifle? MORE
Billionaires and Presidents
Karl Marx famously said of the French counter-revolution, "History repeats itself, the first time as tragedy, and the second time as comedy". This is also true of our history of presidents. Donald Trump and John Kennedy have a lot in common (see chart), both billionaires, both of them not trusted by the very establishments from which they sprang. Aside from character issues, the big difference is that, Kennedy presided over a rising economic tide in 1960, while Trump's America of 2017 is on the decline.
|Sun in Taurus||Sun in Taurus|
|Maverick billionaire||Maverick billionaire|
|Father ran brothels||Father smuggled liquor|
|Traitor to his party||Traitor to his class|
|Trophy wife (Melania)||Trophy wife (Jacqueline)|
|Creepy opponent (Clinton)||Creepy opponent (Nixon)|
|Dangerous VP (Pence)||Dangerous VP (LBJ)|
|Unscripted Tweets||Unscripted speeches|
|Boorish self-confidence||Sexy self-confidence|
|Silly bouffant hair style||Cool bouffant hair style|
|Media villain||Media star|
|Undermined by CIA||Assassinated by CIA|
Like the Kennedy Magic, which connected with the baby-boomer's rise to power, Trump also has tapped into a vein of frustration among the lost population of rejected working class people the system no longer needs. The message of "Ask not what your country can do for you" and "Make America great again" is not that different, except Kennedy was drawing from the idealistic heart of the youth, while Trump represents the fallen hopes of an older, distressed white middle-class. Today this aging population is sick, aimless, unproductive, and angry that immigrants have swooped in to take advantage of their complacency, arrogance and political confusion. Many white people, realizing that they are now the minority in a much more diverse nation, are now looking for a way to avoid or delay their racial extinction, or, at least their loss of political and economic power in the new dispensation of wealth. MORE ABOUT TRUMP
FOLLOW THE MOON'S PHASES:
• Egyptian by Femi Ibim
• Hellenic by Kim Lovelace
A lot of what you learned about your Moon from mainstream astrology is false or misleading. The 12-sign Zodiac just doesn't represent the truth. A 13 sign astrology horoscope reveals the facts about your real birth planets and luminaries by finding the right sign and degree. 13-sign astrology also includes the sign Ophiuchus, the goddess of women's power and accomplishments. The 12-sign, tropical view of the horoscope deficient and outdated.
Another vital placement in the horoscope is the The Black Moon and Lilith, which is linked to the dark, hidden extreme in Lunar polarity, the opposite of the lighted moon, our romantic archetype. Again, traditional astrology rarely acknowledges this mysterious influence, and gets the sign wrong.
• Learn more about Lilith
• Black Moon/Lilith in your chart
Comparison of the Zodiac systems
|Aries||Mar 21 - April 20||April 15 - May 15||April 19 - May 13|
|Taurus||April 21 - May 20||May 16 - June 15||May 14 - June 19|
|Gemini||May 21 - June 20||June 16 - July 15||June 20 - July 20|
|Cancer||June 21 - July 21||July 16 - Aug 15||July 21 - Aug 9|
|Leo||July 22 Aug 22||Aug 16 - Sep 15||Aug 10 – Sep 15|
|Virgo||Aug 23 - Sep 22||Sep 16 - Oct 15||Sept 16 – Oct 30|
|Libra||Sep 23 - Oct 22||Oct 16 - Nov 15||Oct 31– Nov 22|
|Scorpio||Oct 23 - Nov 21||Nov 16 - Dec 15||Nov 23 – Nov 29|
|Ophiuchus||NA||NA||Nov 30 – Dec 17|
|Sagittarius||Nov 22 - Dec 21||Dec 16 - Jan 14||Dec 18– Jan 18|
|Capricorn||Dec 22 - Jan 20||Jan 15 - Feb 14||Jan 19 – Feb 15|
|Aquarius||Jan 21 - Feb 19||Feb 15 - Mar 14||Feb 16– Mar 11|
|Pisces||Feb 20 - Mar 20||Mar 15 - April 14||Mar 12 – April 18|
[These books are for 12-sign astrology; However, aspect and transiting angles are the same in all systems.
Go to our Ophiuchus Rising page for the meanings of the angles, planets and asteroids in Ophiuchus]
Key Words for Astrology -- Paperback
Aspects in Astrology: A Guide to Understanding Planetary Relationships in the Horoscope -- Paperback
Sextrology: The Astrology of Sex and the Sexes -- Paperback By Stella Starsky, Quinn Cox
Transits Simplified -- Paperback
Astrology of Human Relationships -- Paperback