“Millionaires don't use Astrology, Billionaires do.”- J.P. Morgan
Did you know? Former President Ronald Reagan scheduled his gubernatorial and presidential inaugurations according to auspicsious astrological moments in his natal/ birth chart?
Did you know that countless high profile celebrities, politicians, top Fortune 500 CEO's, consult or have consuted astrologers and psychic intuitives? Well, they do! And while the press doesn't pick up on all of this, it's something that happens more often than people imagine.
Over the years our consciousness and our universe has been expanding and old school Astrology, as we have known it, no longer fits into the our new paradigm of an expanding Universe. Therefore, I use Esoteric Astrology which focuses on the evolution of human consciousness, awareness, and expansion.
As science and astrology evolve Mercury's retrograde is merely an illusion from from Earth. The planet is too far from the Earth's gravitational orbit to affect are behavior. As we evolve into the new level of consciousness, we have choices as to how we will use Astrology to help us navigate our lives. We can believe in an old school Astrology that lives in constraints and tight linear declinations, or we can view the planets, the houses and the signs as part of a larger and more complex picture.
There are eight phases of the moon each month. In elementary/ basic Astrology,
we focus on the Full and New Moon . We create on the New Moon . We plant seeds for
our hopes, dreams, desires, and goals. We watch them grow during the month. On the
Full Moon we go public with our creations. We also release the unwanted. We harvest
Retrogrades And Direct Motion (This is applicable if you still subscribe to an older version and belief system of Astrology)
In astrology, when a planet moves backwards (which is only an illusion since
planets do not really move backwards) and retrogrades, emotions, events, situations in
life tend to behave differently. Depending on which planet retrogrades determines the
behavior and events that transpire.
Mercury Retrogrades present us with challenges in communication. It’s not a good time to buy any new electronic product. This includes, cars, computers, phones.
We see an increase in “miscommunications”, letters, emails, getting lost or misplaced.
It’s just not a great time to start anything new, unless it’s been put in motion before
hand. This applies to new contracts and agreements signed.
Venus Retrogrades have us become a bit more introverted. We may tend to
become reclusive or just not as social as always. This is not a good time to begin a new
relationship, propose, or get married.
Mars Retrogrades can thwart our energies. Things move quickly, smoothly, we’re
in action and then Boom! all the energy has been zapped from us and we things slow
down around us. It’s good just to go with the flow during a Mars Retrograde and not
“fight” against the current.
Jupiter Retrograde tends to slow down our “luck”. We may be happy-go-lucky,
when suddenly, our happiness seems to go “poof”. It resurfaces when Jupiter goes
Saturn Retrograde has us repeat the lessons we haven’t learned. These lessons
can be from a previous incarnation, or lessons, we haven’t mastered. Things can have a
heaviness around a Saturn Retrograde. It’s usually a time for serious self reflection and
serious life long lessons.
Uranus Retrograde : “expect the unexpected” is all I have to say. Eccentric
people, experiences, unreliability, “ don’t count it” attitude. Basicall, if you expect the
unexpected during this time, you’ll be fine.
Neptune Retrograde: Clouds are ability to see things for what they are. We walk
around with a veil in front of our eyes. We are self delusion and other can easily delude
us. There can be large scale dreaming, on the delusional scale. Things are not what they
seem to be during a Neptune Retrograde .
Pluto Retrograde reminds us to be watchful of fearmongers. Savvy business
people know how fear controls our purchasing. We hate the idea of loss, and this is a
huge marketing tool. Be wary of people who will have you buy into a product, or belief,
based on fear, lack, and loss.
Planets Moving Direct: This is applicable if you still subscribe to an older version and belief system of Astrology)
The planets have left their retrograde ( see above meanings) and are moving
quickly in their own power.
Mercury Direct: Excellent time for important communication, contracts,
purchasing electronic equipment, cars, etc. All systems GO!
Venus Direct : Want to propose, start a relationship, get married, create a new
partnership, business or romantic? This is the time to start!
Mars Direct: Excellent time to take important actions. Get yourself to the gym,
start a new workout program, begin a new job, start a new business.
Jupiter Direct: Luck is with you now! Go for your dream and make sure to
Saturn Direct: Hard lessons have been learned. You’ll have a feeling of freedom
from heavy burdens you didn’t understand were plaguing you.
Uranus Direct: Things stabilize themselves in your life and feel normal. There is
security and peace.
Neptune Direct: “ I can see clearly now” is your motto. You may ask yourself,
“Why didn’t I see this before?” Neptune was probably retrograding at some point in
your personal chart.
Pluto Direct: You won’t let anyone scare you, intimidate you, or pull the fear card
Conjunctions, Trines, and Sextiles, All Feel Good
Conjunctions: The planets are united. They are at the same point in the chart.
Trines: The planets are three signs apart and 120 degrees apart. They work well together. There is harmony and flow.
Sextiles: The planets are 60 degrees apart. They are in harmony. New pathways for growth are opened.
The 12 Houses of the Zodiac
The First House: All about Your Self Image: ruled by sun sign Aries and the planet Mars. This is all about the image we project to others, their first impressions, how we start things, our relationships with our immediate environment and our general outlook on life and physical appearance.
The Second House: Self Worth and Money: ruled by Taurus and the planet Venus. This is about your sense of worth, basic values, money, and personal finances.
The Third House: Communication: ruled by Gemini and planet Mercury. This is all about communication, interactions with our immediate environment, neighbors, short trips, siblings, writing, speaking, how we formulate our thoughts, our language skills, media and communications.
The Fourth House: Family, Home, Roots and Security: ruled by Cancer and the Moon. This is about our foundations, roots, family, home, the mother, it’s about our connection to our past, ancestry, domestic life, real estate and security.
The Fifth House: Self Expression, Creativity, Pleasure and Romance: ruled by Leo and the Sun. This is about creative self-expression, pleasure and entertainment, all forms of "play", speculation and gambling, pastimes, hobbies, attitude towards romance, romantic relationships, lovers as opposed to partner's,attitude towards having fun, drama, adornments and costumes.
The Sixth House: Work and Health: Ruled by Virgo and Mercury. Work and job (as opposed to career), techniques and methods, daily life, order, self-improvement, health, nutrition, attitude towards food, service, attitude towards service and co-workers, helpfulness, pets, attitude towards routine and organization, how we refine and perfect ourselves, aptitudes.
The Seventh House: Partnership and Marriage: Ruled by Libra and planet Venus. The seventh house is an angular house. Its natural sign ruler is Libra and its natural planetary ruler is Venus.Companionship, the alter ego, partnerships, one-to-one relationships, marriage, the first marriage, the "significant other", business partnerships, competitors, our "shadow self", lawyers, mediators, counselors, contracts.
The Eighth House: Transformation and Sexuality: Ruled by Scorpio and the planet Pluto. Transformation and crisis, our attitude towards crisis and change, sexuality, sex, death and rebirth, personal growth and transformation, regeneration, our partner's resources, addictions, psychology, others' money, taxes, divorce/alimony, inheritance.
The Ninth House: Belief Systems and Higher Learning: Ruled by Sagittarius and the planet Jupiter. Our personal belief system, our sense of adventure, exploration, religious beliefs and personal philosophy, higher education, long-distance travel, morals, foreign languages and cultures, personal truths, publishing, commerce.
The Tenth House: Career/Profession, Responsibility, Reputation: Ruled by Capricorn and Saturn. Career and profession, contribution to society, position in society, social standing, reputation, material success and position, how we carve out an identity for ourselves, achievement, authority figures, paternal figures, the father or most "paternal" parent/caregiver, bosses, government's, attitude towards responsibility, attitude towards abiding by the law, desire for achievement.
The Eleventh House: Aspirations and Personal Goals: Ruled by Aquarius and the planet Uranus. Acquaintances and friends, groups, organizations, hopes, wishes, aspirations, personal goals, our sense of our true inner purpose, our sense of the group, humanity.
The Twelfth House: Soul Growth, Privacy and Secrets: Ruled by Pisces and Neptune. That which is hidden or below the surface, karma, self-undoing, soul growth, hidden strengths and hidden weaknesses, dreams, private affairs, lost items, hospitals and prisons, spiritual studies.