Real Time Astrology: Full Moon Supermoon In Gemini December 13th, 2016


The final “Supermoon” of 2016, the Full Moon at 22 degrees Gemini takes place on Tuesday, December 13th (6:06 PM CST). (Updated post, see below!) This looks excitable and quirky to me. This Full Moon does make some very uplifting aspects: trine Mars at 25 degrees Aquarius; Mars is still sextile/in mutual reception to Uranus retrograde at 20 degrees Aries so this Gemini Full Moon sextiles Uranus too. That’s a lot of action flowing! The Full Moon also trines Jupiter at 18 degrees Libra, which I really like. It makes for a fun, witty and high energy mood. The Gemini Full Moon does make two tough aspects: an opposition to Saturn at 19 degrees Sagittarius and a square to Chiron at 20 degrees Pisces. [Read more…]

Mercury In Gemini Gets The Word Out!


Time to spill the tea! Mercury entered its home sign (or domicile) Gemini tonight, Sunday June 12th at 6:22 PM CST. Mercury will remain in its happy place until Wednesday, June 29th when it enters Cancer at 6:24 PM CST. The winged messenger planet of all things communication and information and data hasn’t done us many favors so far this year; in June, while on its own turf, a valve has been opened to allow the words to flow.


Mercury in Gemini isn’t just eager to throw the mental shackles off and get our synapses cracking, it has a lot of important messages to deliver and the savvy readers of Viva Combusta! will want to take advantage of this time. A lot of confusion and vague fears are circulating through the psychosphere this month, [Read more…]

Real Time Astrology: Full Moon in Sagittarius June 20, 2016


Unfinished business is the theme of the Full Moon at 29 degrees Sagittarius on Monday, June 20th at 6:02 AM CST. This is the second of two Sagittarius Full Moons in a row (the first was in May). The Full Moon will of course oppose the Sun at 29 Gemini, as well as opposing Venus at 3 degrees Cancer, trine Uranus at 23 degrees Aries and squaring Chiron at 25 degrees Pisces. Except for the square to Chiron, the other aspects aren’t particularly troublesome and in fact are nice ones to have, especially the opposition to Venus. The troubles arising during this Full Moon are in the details and in the background noise.  [Read more…]

R.I.P Muhammad Ali – Still The Greatest



Yet again a hero to many has passed away this year. Death seems to have made a pact with 2016 to only take those who meant so much to us, those who stood for something. Yesterday, June 3rd, it was announced that Muhammad Ali died. The fact that he had [Read more…]

Real Time Astrology: New Moon in Gemini June 4th-5th, 2016


The frenetic and fun New Moon at 14 degrees Gemini takes place Saturday, June 4th at 10:00 PM CST  (depending on your time zone, it will be in the wee hours of Sunday, June 5th.) The Sun-Moon conjunction will also be in exact conjunction to Venus, also at 14 degrees Gemini, and forming a very tight mutable Grand Cross. The mutable Grand Cross includes the Gemini New Moon-Venus conjunction squaring Jupiter at 14 degrees Virgo and the North Node at 17 Virgo; squaring Neptune at 12 degrees Pisces, and opposing Saturn retrograde at 12 degrees Sagittarius.


As previously mentioned, Gemini (along with the other mutable signs) are bicorporeal or “double-bodied” signs, meaning they relate to concepts of duality and inhabiting different worlds simultaneously. While the cardinal signs initiate change, the mutable signs (which precede the cardinal signs) facilitate changes; the cardinal signs start new seasons (each one occurs at equinox) and the mutable signs prepare us for the changing season. As confusing as a mutable Grand Cross is, it is demanding we adapt to survive and move into the future.  [Read more…]

Real Time Astrology: June 2016


This June, the quicker you accept that you as a person and we as a collective are losing grips on reality, the better. The astrology in June is constant high weirdness, strange sensations, unexpected twists. [Read more…]

Real Time Astrology: Full Moon in Sagittarius May 21, 2016

Monica Vitti in "Modesty Blaise"

Monica Vitti in Modesty Blaise.


“It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt!” is a saying that springs to mind with the Full Moon at 1 degree of Sagittarius on Saturday, May 21st at 4:14 PM CST. This is the first of two Sagittarius Full Moons in a row, with the second one occuring at the anaretic 29th degree on June 20th. (There will be a separate writeup for that one.) This May Full Moon at 1 degree Sadge will of course oppose the Sun at 1 degree Gemini. More importantly, though, [Read more…]

Real Time Astrology: May 2016

With Mercury Rx in Taurus, repurpose old things for sustainable future. Underground bomb shelter converted into hydroponic farm.

With Mercury Rx in Taurus, repurpose old things for sustainable future. Underground bomb shelter converted into hydroponic farm.


May definitely starts off on with a slower, calmer tempo than the previous months, but a little too slow. Frustratingly so; slow as cold molasses as some old country folks would say. We start off May with Mercury freshly retrograde in Taurus, along with [Read more…]