Update On The Nearing U.S. Presidential Election Day 2016


Well, fellow Americans, here we are bracing for what most people are calling the most important and simultaneously the most insane Presidential election of our lifetimes. The “October surprise” cliché turned into an entire month of surprises; too many in quick succession to fully assess any of them. However, there’s more than enough information available to understand that this election will also be the dirtiest we’ve seen so far, and based on how’s it’s gone so far there’s no doubt that there’s still plenty more dirt to come. Thank you Mercury in Scorpio for calling out bullshit wherever you see it; thank you Jupiter in Libra for justice coming from a higher court that says no one is above the law (okay, maybe above man-made laws, but not above laws of nature. Everyone’s judged the same in the end.)

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Real Time Astrology: New Moon In Scorpio October 30th, 2016


The New Moon at 7 degrees Scorpio takes place on Sunday, October 30th at 12:38 PM Central Standard Time. Being at 7 degrees of Scorpio means the New Moon falls inside the via combusta or “burning path”, that rocky stretch of the zodiac. Mercury feels the burn too at 9 degrees Scorpio. The New Moon also trines Neptune at 9 degrees Pisces, putting a heavy focus on the water element. Meaning: heightened and powerful emotional sensitivity and the possibility of psychic phenomena. [Read more…]

Quickie Observations Of Election Day – November 8th, 2016


With communication planet Mercury currently in its home sign Gemini, and as we are nearing my country’s Independence Day/birthday/solar return, I thought it a good idea to mull over what will be in the sky for Election Day, November 8th. Since the beginning of the mutable Grand Cross, none of the Presidential candidates have been come out unscathed, with Trump being continually disowned by members of his own party following the Gemini New Moon hitting him hard as I said it would, and Clinton and the DNC being named in the hacker leak that came out after Mercury went into Gemini, puporting a smear campaign against Trump. Dishonest politicians?! I know, I know, try not to faint from the shock.

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Mercury Retrograde In Taurus Crosses The Face Of The Sun


A somewhat rare celestial event occurs at 9:57 AM CST on Monday, May 9th as Mercury, currently retrograde in Taurus, crosses the solar disk or “the face of the Sun”. This particular transit of Mercury to the Sun will occur at 19 degrees of the Bull and typically occurs only about 13 times per century; [Read more…]

Global Gaslighting As Neptune Stations Direct and Squares Saturn in Sagittarius

What fresh hell is this?” we all thought this past Friday the 13th. Can anyone really say they were truly shocked though? Surprised, sure. Scared, hurt and cut to the soul, definitely. But: shocked? Somewhere in the recesses of our minds we seen it coming. We didn’t know exactly how it would actualize and play out; the details obviously came too late. But we’ve seen this movie before. The actors change but the script more or less stays the same. We’re all more or less actors in our own lives anyway. A lot of people will argue that the writing wasn’t on the wall. These people say these things as a defense mechanism; seeing the world for what it is becoming is too fucking scary. Sanity sometimes depends on blocking out the more sinister parts until the sinister parts can’t be ignored.


No astrologer (that I’m aware of) predicted Friday the 13th. The best you can do is catch a glimpse of the range of possibilities but all of nature acts with autonomy and can actualize the possibilities in myriad ways, or not at all. I knew, we all knew, something was up before the Scorpio New Moon but defining what something was just wasn’t possible. Maybe it needed the extra kick of the South Node moving into Pisces (more on that in a bit) and Mars moving into Libra. The Moon had actually moved to Sagittarius by the time the events unfolded, Sagittarius being the sign of broadcasting and together with winged messenger Mercury in Scorpio the dark news broke. I don’t know the order that the news broke for everyone, but for me I heard about the attacks in France, switched channels and heard about Beirut, switched to another channel and seen the earthquake and tsunami warning in Japan in the space of a few minutes. Went online to sort the flood (Neptune in Pisces) of information out and read about the hurricane in Mexico. Such terror breaking loose on Friday the 13th would’ve been like a bad joke but there was no humor to be found in any of it. There is no satisfactory, cut-and-dried explanation to such events all happening in quick succession on Friday the 13th but if you think it isn’t related somehow to something darkly occult then you don’t know the dark occult period.


Then, of course, there’s the impending first exact square between Saturn and Neptune. Saturn represents out three dimensional, structured, tangible reality; Neptune dissolves any and all foundations and boundaries in its quest to see nothing less than the whole of creation. They do not blend well, obviously. The square between the two really toys with our perceptions of reality in major ways. What we knew as safe and solid no longer exists; what shouldn’t ever happen in theory suddenly happens and becomes the new reality. From my previous two articles about Saturn in Sagittarius and the Saturn-Neptune square, written in 2014:

“Sagittarius knows that just because things have always been bad doesn’t mean it has to continue that way. Sagittarius wants to know better so that it can do better, Saturn helping to bring lofty visions and inspiration into grounded, responsible goals. A fresh breeze will be blowing us into new territory very soon… At its best, the connection of Saturn and Neptune will help us become more aware of the many different levels of reality, and that what we usually consider “reality” is sometimes arbitrary. There will be lessons learned about how the natural and supernatural worlds interact and our roles in them. Saturn in Sagittarius has a strong adherence to certain principles and ideology; Neptune in Pisces will be working to make sure that our principles are open hearted and inclusive, that we are really seeing the big picture… Knowing exactly who and what to believe, though, is going to be incredibly tough…There will be no shortage of people on any given subject who will get up on a soapbox and claim to be fighting for what’s right. With the Neptune square, its advisable to first make sure they really are right before taking any advice to heart. It will be completely possible to believe in something fully as the “right thing” only to find yourself led down the wrong road at a later time. It is always prudent to be skeptical of authority types, but especially more so during the Saturn-Neptune square. In general, people who have true knowledge of a subject do not feel the need to shout it or force it down people’s throats; any so-called gurus or experts who are given the biggest platforms to voice their opinions should be met with the most suspicion.

Our best critical thinking skills will become crucial in discerning the truth out of the official stories we are given. The Saturn-Neptune square is also happening during Pluto’s long transit of Capricorn, and the corruption of those in power will likely (and, unfortunately) get a boost from this transit. If you think politicians are arrogant, out of control and out of touch now, you haven’t seen the half of it yet. It is likely we will be seeing more military actions across the globe; yet, as the fighting increases, the causes will become less clear, the targets more vague and no certain outcomes.”


The heartbreak and high strangeness this past Friday was a sampler of things to come, obviously. (One of the scarier things to me was waking up the morning after and seeing #WW3 trending on Twitter. Damn, is there even a need for propaganda anymore?) But we will no more be able to put a finger on what happens next than we were the first time. The first exact square between Saturn in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces takes place early on Thursday, November 26th (Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.) We currently have the North Node in Virgo and the South Node in Pisces, which along with Chiron also in the sign is throwing down the difficult challenge of navigating choppy waters through fog to an uncertain destination.


Neptune/Pisces means well, it really does. Contrary to popular belief Neptune/Pisces actually tries to bring clarity, not confusion. There are barriers in the mundane world that prevent us from seeing the universe, with no ends or beginnings, from fully accessing divine love, from fully utilizing and accepting our own unique and powerful intuitions. Pisces, ruled by Neptune, is the sign of the fish and here we understand the function better. Fish do not see as we see; they are underwater in waters that are often muddy or dark. They sense, they feel; the movement of the water against their scales provides more vision than the eyes on the side of their head. A minor change in the current or surrounding temperature tells them when there is danger present. They do not need to see it, they simply feel it and know it and to question that sense perception would be a mistake.


Problem is, of course, we can’t function like that. We look to solid external cues and coordinates to navigate. No matter what we sense and feel and have a sudden knowing of, if we can’t prove it in a court of law or in the court of public opinion, if it can’t pass scientific tests and media scrutiny then it may as well be worthless. Or worse, not to be trusted. One subject that has been coming up time and again for me lately, both in my astrological work and in my daily life, is gaslighting. There is something in the zeitgeist keeping this word front and center and the current astrology behind it is quite strong. If you aren’t familiar with the term, it may be time to look into it. Essentially, it is being able to size up a person, thing or situation for what it is exactly but being made to doubt yourself, sometimes even being made to feel crazy. You know you’re right but you’re being told you’re wrong so much that you no longer trust yourself to be right and instead begin to defer to the sources calling you crazy. It’s a mindfuck, for sure. It is also -as anyone who has a difficult placement of this in their chart will tell you- incredibly Neptune, Piscean. Clarity is the goal, not confusion, but somehow one turns into another, the waters become muddy and you doubt your own survival instincts.


Gaslighting is most commonly explained as something that happens on an individual level. However, it isn’t a stretch to picture it playing out on the global scene. We do know the levels to which our governments lie to us, spy on us, fund our “enemies”, steadily strip away our liberties and pollute/destroy our food and water supplies, the list is endless. At this point, is there anything we wouldn’t put past them? We didn’t used to believe this stuff was happening because we didn’t really want to see what we were seeing. Even during the height of the Uranus-Pluto squares and Saturn in Scorpio, when the evidence couldn’t be ignored, for every person who “woke up” there were just as many and more who wouldn’t or couldn’t believe it. And now that the unreal slowly becomes the real? What now? The test will be to see it for what it is and not allow ourselves to be told we’re seeing something else.


Quite a tough task with the cosmic soup this month. Neptune stations direct in Pisces on Wednesday, November 18th. Until then it sits like a cloud that won’t move and floods the psychosphere with its difficult mix of insight and intuition, confusion and fatigue, and the full gamut of feelings. Chiron stationing direct on Saturday, November 28th can bring more of the same but with a sharper pain. Again, the first exact Saturn-Neptune square on Thursday the 26th and the new feeling of the South Node in Pisces, a placement we know we should avoid but we have to muster the energy to leave first.


We do still have Mercury in Scorpio until the 20th. While it was the bearer of the worst kind of news it still is unequaled in its ability to cut through all the bullshit and dig up the story behind the stories. As written previously in the article on the Scorpio New Moon, Mercury in Scorpio is the time to look, listen, observe, penetrate, but not the time to make swift judgement calls or assume anything without facts. There’s more to these Friday the 13th events than meets the eye, obviously. We all have our hunches about what really went down versus what we are being told. For the time being, however, it is prudent to not assume too much and instead watch carefully as the plot unfolds.


(At least in regards to the natural disasters potential, is is a distinctly Saturn-Neptune theme; expect the coming El Niño winter and fracking -a major contributor to earthquakes in my part of the world- to get more and more attention.)


Following the end of Scorpio season we have a Mercury ruled Gemini Full Moon November 25th, at which time Mercury will join Saturn in Sagittarius. Expect the truth and nothing but the truth, or the biggest lies, or both. The cacophony of talking heads chattering over one another will make it hard to discern. A bigger concern I have is the growing intensity of the reawakening of the Uranus-Pluto square in December. The last exact Uranus-Pluto square was back in March of this year, and has been waxing and waning since. Due to the retrograde motion of Uranus, however, the square is steadily coming close again and Uranus and Pluto are back on each others radars for the end of November and most of December. Aries ruling planet Mars is in detriment in Libra for the rest of the year and will square Pluto and oppose Uranus quite noticeably in December. I had planned on writing a separate post about the Uranus-Pluto square and Mars irritating it, but it should be said here. We end 2015 in a culmination of everything we’ve been put through as a species over the past few years.


We cannot control any major events that may unfold as a result but we can decide whether or not we – collectively and individually-  continue as we have.


Real Time Astrology: New Moon in Scorpio November 11, 2015

Strange magic is brewing under this spooky, alchemical and darkly powerful New Moon at 17 degrees Scorpio on Wednesday, November 11th (those of you interested in the 11:11, 9:11 and 3:33 synchronicity, take notice!) at 11:47 A.M. CST. It will [Read more…]

Real Time Astrology: November 6-14

We are currently in the midst of Scorpio season, moving into the Taurus Full Moon on Thursday and we are faced with tricky issues concerning values, money, resources, the relationships involving these, the bridges we’ve freshly burned and the foundations we are trying to build. After a relatively calm and restorative Taurus Full Moon, the tension will be  mounting as we head into potentially make-or-break transits this first half of November.

Currently we have the Sun, Venus and Saturn in Scorpio. Mercury will move into the sign Saturday, November 8th, two days after the Taurus Full Moon and scorching hot from travelling the Via Combusta. Our mental processes and communications will be geared towards processing the lessons we have learned from the new/full moons that took place along the Taurus/Scorpio axis. Mercury in Scorpio can handle the job. It approaches critical issues with a single minded focus on getting to the root. To do this, it is necessary to rid oneself of excessive mental chatter and overstimulation. Go with this flow, and turn off/tune out television, internet or any media bombarding you with dubious information and images that is not serving an important purpose in your life now. Mercury in Scorpio is a time to purge your intellect of the junk food quality conversations and hyped-up media debates. It is likely people will be more selective in who they talk to and what they divulge on an everyday basis, too; be careful of throwing your precious pearls to swine, as the quote goes. The more negative expression of Mercury in Scorpio is snarkiness; point out flaws in others to distract from a person’s own shortcomings and fears. Exchanging ideas at this time may be a one-way street and ultimately draining. But, Scorpio here has incredible bullshit detection abilities; listen to what it is telling you. Just walk away from any dialogue that isn’t completely healthy.

And, conserving your energy is a must. Mars is in the sign of its exaltation, Capricorn, the entire month of November. Our most vital and raw energies are being put into obtaining our long term goals, getting us where we want and need to be and steering us away from things that will hold us back. Capricorn is an ambitious, goal oriented sign that gets ahead by its own work ethic and hard earned authority. With action and drive planet Mars transiting this sign, we are not afraid to fight for what we’ve earned. We are aware of our own personal authority and, with the lessons we are learning from the Taurus/Scorpio themes of value, stepping on others ambitions and goals will be met with resistance.

Mars in Capricorn will conjunct Pluto in Capricorn Monday, November 10 and will square Uranus in Aries Wednesday, November 12, the same day money, value and relationship planet Venus will conjunct sober reality planet Saturn in Scorpio. The tough lessons we are facing and have been since the Scorpio New Moon eclipse will be laid bare and seen for what they are, for good or ill. (In Scorpio, likely an intense serving of both.) With Mars in Capricorn approaching a powerful conjunction with Pluto and a square to Uranus, tensions will be running very high as certain realities are driven home. If it is in your realm of possibilities to change this narrative, now would be the time to act. Mars-Pluto conjunct is a source of tremendous power. It is no exaggeration to call it a force to be reckoned with. As we approach its conjunction in Capricorn, there is potential to considerably harden our resolve and drive, or burn out in dramatic ways. The square to Uranus in Aries will bring a raw, erratic edge to the proceedings. Mars square Uranus fights hard for its freedom; with Capricorn and Aries involved, we are not afraid to show our own hard earned authority and question it in others. There is also an impetus with this that will create a strong reckless streak in people you wouldn’t necessarily expect it from. I personally have witnessed this, as within the course of a couple hours two different people and from two different jobs up and quit without giving notice. Their work was not valued and was not sustainable over a long term; once that truth was accepted in both cases there was swift action to transform where they invest their energies. It seems sudden and surprising on the surface, though really these issues had been going on for some time but were only now brought to a head. It is likely you will start seeing similar, if you haven’t already and it may very well be you who is shaking up the scene. I would expect more of this to come, though some will simply be acting out to release agitation they can’t name the cause of. If you’re a mild tempered person, you may surprise yourself at this time with how aggressive you feel, and how hard it may be to control. The assholes of the world certainly won’t be quiet… Both Mars-Pluto and Mars-Uranus have a reputation for violence and unexpected accidents, so considerable safety precautions should be taken until this energy wears off.