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October 2014

Hello Everyone,

Fall is here and many of you are enjoying the color change and everything that falls brings us each year........except for Texas where it is still 90+ degrees everyday! We have a lot of activity going on in our solar system this month so let's take a look at it.

The focus this month is on the two eclipses that are occurring. The full Moon eclipse is happening on Oct. 8th at 15 degrees of Aries. Head's up, that is right smack on top of Uranus, square Pluto, trine Jupiter and trine Mars. Holey Moley!
If this is hitting your chart, be prepared for a lot of changes coming up in the next few months. If you need a push to get some long standing issues changed, this is the magic wand to do it. There can be changes in occupations, jobs, relationships etc. Go with it, you just might like where you land!

The New Moon eclipse is happening on the 23rd of the month at 0 degrees of Scorpio making a hard aspect to Saturn. Heavy energy this, but one capable of getting us off our duffs and getting us to work. There will be re-structuring of our current reality and we will form a new reality based on our obligations and long range plans. Our minds need to relate to setting a sound foundation for any of our projects or future business plans. Practicality is what is needed, a reality check is what will no doubt manifest if you are blessed by this energy. There may be some necessary losses or the need to make boundaries in our personal and professional lives. Embrace this energy and do what needs to be done.

Ahhhh, guess what? Yes it is Mercury retrograde time again. It starts on Oct. 4th at 2 degrees of Scorpio and goes direct at 17 degrees of Libra on the 25th. There will be some very serious re-thinking going on during this time particularly where relationships are concerned. Venus is also in Libra most of the month and in Scorpio at the very end so they will be playing off each other through the month. This calls for both truth and co-operation where relationships come in. Let's look at the past, come to terms on it and go forward with new solutions to old issues. As Mercury goes forward it will be in aspect to Uranus and Jupiter which bodes well for a quick, unique solution to any problems with a positive outcome for all parties involved.

That takes us down to the end of the month and the celebration of Halloween! I wish you all a fun and happy Halloween and a safe one too!

Happy Transits,
Robin
www.reallifeastrology.com

April 17, 2012

More real estate - I love the asteroid House.  We have family who had decided to make a move and put their house up for sale expecting a long progress of waiting for a viable sale since the market is not that strong and there was quite a bit for sale in their area.  In less than two weeks they had one viable offer that was dependent on the house appraisal and in less than two hours after that, a second offer came in at over full price and was all cash!  The deal is done.  Here are the asteroid details. 

The transiting asteroid house was in an exact aspect with her natal asteroid house and her MC and his natal house and his Sun.  The transiting Moon was also aspecting both.  Additionally the midpoints Venus/Jupiter (joy and love), Sun/Jupiter (material success) and Sun/Mercury (success in business deals) were also in this position.  Her directed natal house is aspecting her natal Moon in her 4th house (home, family, real estate) and his natal directed house is conjuncting his IC (4th house cusp).  another interesting asteroid in the mix was Midas (ample money) aspecting his Sun and ASC, and her ASC.

As for the planets, our prime player was transiting Uranus which brings the unexpected to us and events that seems to jump out of the blue.  Appropriately it was aspecting her natal Uranus which rules her house of contracts and his Mercury which rules contracts as well.  Astrology synchronicity is magical.

August 9, 2011

Mitty Returns - This is the last of the "asteroids of death"  If you have read the previous entries you will have seen the consistencies of the asteroids that seem to be prominent in death experiences.  Mitty died on Jan. 29, 2009 after a long cancer illness.  The vet came to my daughter's home to assist her on her journey.  The ruler of the 8th house of death in the event chart, Neptune conjuncted Uranus in her own chart (Uranus/Neptune, the elimination of the waking consciousness).  The asteroids attached to this point were Eros (euthanasia stops the heart) heart and love, Atropos (death),  Child and Grieve (in our family, our pets are our children), but also Fortuna and Felicitias (good fortune and luck, and letting go of her poor battered little body was just that for her)  The asteroids that were also present in her chart, the death chart and my daughter's chart were farpoint, finale and house indicating her going home, Vet, Cheshire Cat, Angel and Born.  And so she went into her after life reborn with no illness with our love. 

We knew she would return and return she has!  This is her 4th time around with us as a sleek black panther cat and this time she is sporting a little white star on her bib.  Elyse is calling her Itty Bit.  She has come in as a Gemini this time with her Moon in Aquarius.  Her Sun and Nodes (karmic connections) aspects Elyse's ASC and her Moon conjuncts Elyse's Sun and Venus.  Her Venus, Mercury and Mars aspect Elyse's ASC as well.  She for sure is Elyse's kitty returned.  I ran the asteroids for the day of their first meeting, which was love at first sight for both of them and this is what showed up in Elyse's chart.  Angel, Aeteritias (Eternity) and Born.  Amor and Eros (both love),  Karma, Child, Memoria, House (for coming home) Fortunia and yes Cheshire Cat.  And so the circle of life continues.  We are blessed to have her back.  I shall be traveling to CO soon to visit my grand kitty. 

June 6, 2011

Remembrance - Last night was the second anniversary of my sisters death.  She had suffered with a horrible auto-immune disease for well over a decade when she became dehydrated and ended up in the hospital, contacted a lung infection there and ultimately died very suddenly of a heart attack (no known heart disease).  It was sudden and unexpected.  We were all sure she would be out of the hospital and on the road to recovery in a few days.  To say we were close is an understatement.  I never thought I would be living my life without her.  She was the bravest person I have ever known and she bore her disease with humor and grace.  My sadness was over-whelming yesterday so I looked at the stars to see what they were saying to me and they said it's okay to be sad.  Pluto (death) Anubis (death) and Mars/Saturn (death) were all aspecting my moon (emotions, family, female).  Fanale (finality), Grieve, and her name, Elena were all on my Sun.  Farpoint and Paradise  fell on my North node (family and her current location).  Amore (love) and Karma aspected Venus and Mars, my planets for siblings and death.  Isis (sisters) was aspecting my ASC and Node and natal mars/Saturn (death).  The stars were reflecting my emotional and mental state. 

2009 was a year of serious losses and I have written about my sisters cat, and my cat Fluffy who was with me 18 years.  I have yet to write of beautiful Mitty but that will come later.  I do this because we all need to make some sense of death of those we love and of our own eventually.  I am going to share the significance of the asteroids and planets for my sister's death and how they reflected differently on her chart, mine and her son Jeffrey's chart.  They show a very different experience for the one who has passed than the one's left.

The abundance of asteroids is so great that I am going to name them for each of us without talking about what they were aspecting in the chart.  Anyone wanting to email me is welcome to more detailed information.

Elena - The midpoints for a weakened body (sun/Neptune), ill health (Saturn/Neptune), infection (mars/Neptune) death (mars/Saturn) and heart attack (sun/Uranus) were all prominent and described the event.  Interestingly the midpoint for a  restoration of health (sun/Jupiter) was also crossing her MC which makes me know that she truly was released from illness and pain by the death experience.  The asteroids follow:  Aesculpia (illness), Atropos (death) Anubis (death) Eros (heart) Fanale (finality) again describing the circumstances of the day.  But then we have Angel, Child (her son was the last person with her) compassion, Far point, Harmonia ( I believe she at last felt harmony with herself), Karma (it was her time) Persephone  (The myth describing death and rebirth) Utopia (I hope her new place was everything she ever wanted) and finally Wisdom.

Jeffrey and myself had many of the same midpoints and asteroids but it was interesting to see that that I had an unexpected event (mars/Uranus) and a sudden loss (Saturn/Uranus).  Jeffrey had moon/Uranus (sudden separation with a female or mother) Saturn/node (loss of a family member) and Jupiter/Uranus on his moon indicating a sudden release of tension for the mother.   Grieve was in our charts but not hers.  So there it is and last night I decided what I must do is to move past my grief and celebrate her release from all she endured for so long.  I hope she's dancing.

 

April 7, 2011

Japan Tsunami - I saw a horrific video of the destruction happening as the tsunami invaded Japan today.  I checked the time and it seemed to have hit at about 2:45 pm.  Of course I had to run an event chart for it and this is what came up.  Saturn was in hard aspect to the MC, Sun/Uranus midpoint (experiencing the impact of sudden events) and Mars/Pluto (the misfortune to face overwhelming force without power).  The asteroids on the MC were flood, (no explanation needed) and Atlantis (recall it was destroyed in just such a disaster from the sea).  The asteroid Tsunemi aspected the Sun which is the focal point of the chart and Neptune which rules the sea.  Also present were Sun/Uranus (connected with accidents and catastrophes) and Mars/Pluto (the misfortune of having to experience violent assaults and injuries).  I'm telling you, you just can't make this stuff up.  I expected at least one of the asteroids in this event chart but was blown away when all three were there. 

March 25, 2011

In Memory of Fluffy -  am writing this exactly 2 years after the event.  It has taken a long time to look at it from an astrological perspective and strangely it is harder this year than last (hard to believe that is possible).  2008-2009 was hard and filled with illness and death.  After long difficult illnesses, my daughters beautiful Mitty Cat died of lymphoma on Jan. 29, 2009.  She was only 7 and too young to go. My big, beautiful green eyed Fluffy had a mysterious disease and wasted away until at last we had to let him go on March 25, 2009 at 18 years old. After years of living with a horrible auto-immune disease that left her totally disabled at the end, my sister died suddenly in the hospital where they were treating her for a lung infection, of a sudden heart attack. What I found in her case, is that her death from her perspective showed a very different story than it did from mine and her son Jeffrey.  Death is part of life but we usually don't do so well with it when it comes to those we love.  I hope that the astrology I am going to share with you, will help with perspective in your own lives.  I will address all these three events but today, on the 2nd anniversary of my Fluffy's passing I will start with him. 

I did not have a birth chart for Fluffy but my dear close friend and fellow astrologer has shared a system that she uses called the astrology alphabet.  It has proven uncannily accurate and she is writing a book on it.  His name, Fluffy came out to 16 degrees of Cancer which conjuncts my natal Mars which rules my 8th house (death among other things)  It falls in my 7th house of partnership and he was my constant companion for all of his 18 years.  Because this has been such a hard day for me I decided to look at today's chart and ended up running it just minutes after the time of death two years ago.  The first thing to look at is the transiting moon which was in hard aspect to Mars-Fluffy in my natal chart and transiting mars is also aspecting it.  Atropos (death/fate), farpoint, and Utopia (I trust he is in his Utopia far from earth) was aspecting my natal mars as well.  Venus and Neptune (spiritual love) is aspecting my natal ASC which has the nodes (karmic connections) and my mars/Saturn midpoint (death) attached to it. Transiting Saturn and the asteroid Angel are square my natal Mars/Fluffy.  My natal Moon (emotions, family) had the most aspects.  Transiting Mars/Saturn midpoint (death) was aspecting it and death was the emotion I am dealing with. I wasn't sure how I was going to deal with this today and then decided to stand back from it and research the astrology to get some perspective.  Appropriately transiting Jupiter/Uranus (a release from tension) was also on my Moon.  Today's asteroids aspecting my moon are Cheshire Cat, Child (he was my baby), and Karma.

The day and time of Fluffy's death - I wanted him to choose his own time but instead he hung on, I think to make me let go.  March 23, My vet was clear that I needed to assist him out and set it up for two days later.  I was still not ready and swore I would not set up any charts but I did run one when I got up and was startled to see that it was a death chart.  The message was clear, the decision made suddenly.  My son was with me and took over and drove us to the vet's and went through the process with me. It was a stormy rainy day and my grief knew no bounds.  I held him and his death was gentle.  His little heart just stopped beating and he was gone.  After some time, I released him to the vet to send his little body to the crematorium. The death chart for Fluffy aspected my chart in the followings ways.

My Moon, Saturn/Neptune (long chronic illness) was aspected by transiting Sun in Aries (action) and Mars/Saturn midpoint (death in the family). Asteroids that were aspecting my Moon - Adorea (to adore), Aeternitas (long life, he was 18 years old), angel (he became at that moment), Diana (rules animals), Icaras (his spirit was left free, his poor decimated body was cremated), Karma (it was his time), Vet (he died at the vet's by the hand of the Vet).

My Natal Sun was aspected by Astro wizard and Star Gazer (astrologer), Cheshire Cat, Fanale and Protogenia (one's children i.e. my son who stood with me).

My Natal Mars was aspected by transiting N. Node and Mars/Neptune midpoint (wasting away of muscles-he wasted away from 17lbs. to 4), Moon/Uranus (sudden loss of a family member-I made the decision and carried it out immediately).  The transiting Asteroids to my Mars-Fluffy were Eros (love and also the heart), Memoria (he will always remain in my memory), and storm (which described the conditions of the day). God willing, we will do another round together when conditions are right.  If not, I hope he is there for me on that rainbow bridge.  

August 06, 2008

My Sister's Cat - We lost a family member 7/30/2008. My sister's long time companion, Buchee died of kidney failure. She was a beautiful tortoise shell colored female kitty that wandered into her yard 16 years ago and was her closet friend ever after. We were all very sad. The astrology midpoints were appropriate for the event but it was just today that I had a chance to look at the asteroids. This event took place two days before the eclipse which was right on Pluto in her chart. Eclipses will often set something off just before or right after the eclipse happens. In my sister's chart, the asteroids Kitty and vet conjunct Pluto. The day Buchee died, asteroid Kitty was exactly square Pluto in her chart. She had taken her to the vet 3 days before for an intravenous hydration and went to pick her up but the Kitty was done. She lived probably 18 or more years and had a good life with my sister but we will all miss her.

July 22, 2008

Asteroid House - Asteroid House is certainly one of my favorite little rocks. It is very accurate in anything regarding real estate. I have a client that does a lot of buying and selling of homes which she improves for resale. She recently was in the process of selling her home and buying a new one. Old transiting Saturn was throwing a lot of blocks in the way but I was sure that when House hit her hot spot, which is her moon in the second house of money conjunct her natal House, the sale would go through. And it did. Right on the money.

August 14, 2007

Leg Cramps
- It has been awhile since I have posted anything but today I thought I would share this information. I occasionally have been waking up with a cramp in my calf. The last time it happened I looked to see what degrees of the chart indicated the calf and it is 26 Sag which is where Pluto is currently transiting. Today I looked to see what was setting this off and it was a Mars transit as it was the last time. The asteroid Hephaistos (leg injuries or pain) was transiting my Saturn/Neptune midpoint (health issues) at the same time. Transiting Jupiter/Uranus was also transiting this area and in health matters it indicates pain that does not last very long. Good thing because it sure hurt at the time.

March 27, 2007

A tale of two cars
- There are several asteroids named after cars. Honda and Mercedes are two while the classic one is Phaeton. My son-in-law went on a weekend ski trip recently and found himself with a truck that couldn't run and had to be towed a hundred miles plus. Big trouble with the vehicle. The next morning my daughter's car also ended up needed towing and off he went to rescue her using mine. I couldn't help looking at the asteroids so here they are. Honda and Phaeton were both aspecting his ASC. along with the midpoint Mercury/Saturn which is not only the midpoint for short journeys but also relates to trouble with vehicles. Transiting Jupiter was aspecting this point too and although we tend to think of Jupiter being a benefactor, it is also about being big and this car trouble was big and expensive! The asteroid Mercedes was aspecting his natal mars/Uranus midpoint, which is about sudden accidents or occurrences coming as a complete surprise. His truck is a Toyota with no known problems up to then and hers is an Audi. Both supposedly sound reliable vehicles. Oh those pesky asteroids!

A long delayed citizenship - I have a friend who sat for his citizenship test several years ago and after passing it has had the frustration of the papers sitting on someone's desk with no action to make his citizenship official and final. For over three years he has been talking to everyone he could without any luck on finding out why it was being held up and getting it finished. A couple of days ago it finally came through for him. In his chart he has the asteroids America, Justus (justice) and Karma all aspecting each other. Transiting Uranus and Jupiter (sudden good luck, the release of tension) came along and set them all off and this time Jupiter was the benefactor. In transit, asteroid America was aspecting his Moon (home) and his natal Mars which rules the 4th house of home in his chart. One of the asteroids for Justice was inconjunct (coming out of the blue) his ASC. while the other one was aspecting his natal Venus which rules his MC. It was a good news day!

March 12, 2007

An unexpected raise
- The person in question had asked for a raise several months ago and had pretty much resigned herself to not getting it, particularly since the boss kept talking about how tight money was. A few day ago, he called her and told her he had raised her salary by another $9000 a year! She was very surprised and very grateful too. Here are the asteroids for the day in her chart. The name of the boss was on her part of fortune (in the 6th house of work and daily activities) and on her relocated MC. Eureka, Enterprise and Midas (sizable money) were also aspecting the MC. The business is an alternative health clinic so the asteroids Reiki (one of the asteroids we use for alternative health practices in general), Hygiea (health practices) and House, which indicates homes, clinics, galleries and other kinds of places that house businesses, was aspecting the relocated MC. The two asteroids for jobs are Vesta and Industria which were aspecting her ASC. and MC respectively. Lastly we found one of the asteroids indicating good luck and fortune, Felicitas aspecting her Sun and relocated MC. This one had me at just the boss's name aspecting her MC! This was a good one.

March 5, 2007

Charley horse
- Last week I was sitting watching TV when suddenly a charley horse in my right calf almost threw me right off the couch, it was so intense. A little investigation uncovered the Mars/Uranus midpoint and the asteroid "hephasistos" (leg injuries or problems) both on the degree of the muscle of the calf as indicated in the body parts chart from Cosmobiology. Mars was in hard aspect to my MC. Although painful, it was another confirmation of the accuracy of midpoints, asteroids and the Cosmobiology body chart.

Elvis - My daughter, who one day may be the foremost historian on Elvis Presley, had several boot legged CDs and a DVD on Elvis given to her for her birthday last month. I had the sudden urge to watch the DVD last night, which we did. I remarked that in the scenes from the late 70's he looked like he had in a series of dreams I had about him and his deplorable condition and his fans still adoring him. These dreams were so realistic that I have never forgotten them. We watched the DVD then listened to some of his CD's and got a call from a friend that the educational/public TV was running a special called Elvis lives, which we also watched. Elyse suggested I look at my asteroids for the night. King, Eros (love and passion) and Education were all on my ASC. The King lives and the world is still passionate about him. The asteroids Elvis, Amor and Aisleen (dreams) were on my natal Neptune (Neptune rules entertainers and dreams) and my relocated ASC. Asteroids in action!

February 4, 2007

Real Estate
- I have been working with the asteroid House for real estate matters for some time now as has my friend and fellow astrologer Pat Munns. She has seen it play a significant part in it's transits where real estate issues are concerned and so have I. Yesterday, a member of my family and his wife signed the contract for a lovely piece of land, with intentions of building a home on it. The asteroid House was transiting his A/M midpoint and her Moon in her 4th house of home. His solar directed asteroid House is making a hard aspect to it's natal position which aspects his Sun, Neptune and Venus, ruler of his ASC. Her Natal asteroid House aspects her MC which is being triggered by solar directed Uranus in her chart. This was a surprising and unexpected move for both of them. Jupiter and Uranus are transiting both of their A/M midpoints and brought this unexpected good luck to them which is making them very happy.

January 10, 2007

Client Observations
- I recently worked with a client who had a couple of interesting asteroid connections in her chart. A series of difficult transits and solar arc directed midpoints left her with some hard knocks over the last year. Her husband got involved with another woman and left her and her beloved dog died among other events. Her mother is an astrologer but she wanted some insight from someone who did not know her. Significant in her chart were the asteroids Chaldea (for astrology) and Kassandra (advice giving) on her Moon. Considering that the moon usually represents the mother, I thought that was very appropriate. The other significant signature was the asteroid Cerebus (dog) on her ASC. and also Fidelity which this year was conjunct by her Mars/Saturn midpoint. This is one of midpoints that will indicate death literally or symbolically. In this case, it was literally the death of her dog and symbolically the end of her husband's fidelity.

New Years Eve Wedding
- I was twice blessed this year with my Daughter Elyse's wedding to Michael and recently with my son Nick to Wendy on New Year's Eve day in Destin FL. The wedding took place in a lovely little chapel and the reception was held at the incredible house that they rented for the week for the family. It was four stories of pure luxury right on a white sand beach! I have found that name asteroids for places show up in our charts when we are traveling somewhere so let's start with the asteroid for Florida and the asteroid Destin. Florida fell on Nick's MC and Wendy's S. Node. Destin fell on Nick's ASC. and Wendy's Sun (which are conjunct). The asteroid Wendy fell on Wendy's Venus and Nick's ASC. while asteroid Nicky fell on Nick's ASC. and Wendy's MC. We had two love asteroids. Amor which fell on Nick's Mercury which rules his house of marriage and on Wendy's directed MC. Anteros (mutual love) fell on Nick's ASC. and Wendy's Sun. Asteroid Church was on Nick's MC and Wendy's Moon, while House was on Nick's ASC and Wendy's Sun. Asteroid Guests was on Nick's Moon and Wendy's Jupiter which rules her ASC. Both asteroids for marriage were active. Juno aspecting Nick's Venus (in his house of marriage) and Wendy's Venus, Sun and ASC. Lada aspected Nick's Mercury (ruler of his marriage house) and Wendy's ASC. and Jupiter. Asteroid Groom was on Nick's Moon and Wendy's Jupiter. The asteroid for ocean is Poseidon which aspected Nick's Mercury and Wendy's directed MC. And to wind this up, the asteroid for good luck, Tyche was aspecting Nick's Sun and Wendy's Moon. There you have it. Uncanny isn't it?

December 20, 2006

From Kelly Conlogue
- With no astrological knowledge, Charlotte, my mother, booked her appointment with her lawyer. I was familiar with electional astrology but agreed to take mom on the date the lawyer happened to be available. Sure enough, I later discovered that the exact Kelly & Charlotte conjunction transited my natal Jupiter when mom signed her will and trust! I'm the person named on her health care directive. What are the odds of a random hit?

October 25, 2006

Grad School Acceptance
- My daughter has just been accepted to Grad School which is something she has wanted very badly and which she did not get on her application to another school earlier this year in spite of stellar academics and being a Phi Beta Kappa. This time we had a winner! Here are the asteroids involved astrologically. Academia was passing over the planet in her chart that rules the 9th house of higher education and aspecting her Moon in the sixth house of work and daily activities. Her purpose for grad school is a career in School Psychology which will be her daily routine once she graduates. The asteroid Education was aspecting her ascendant. Her natal Sun is joined by natal asteroid University and the transiting asteroids to them were Eros (what we are passionate about), Fortuna for good fortune and Klotho for new beginnings. Another asteroid for new beginnings and successful enterprises, Ganesa, was transiting her MC and the asteroid University was just 2 degrees to conjuncting her ASC. Remember that the asteroids move very quickly and are only in orb to anything in our charts for a day or so for the most part, so they do tell the story as they dance through our charts!

Jobby-jobs! - I have a Gemini MC. Of course I have been in a lot of different occupations and usually two different ones at the same time. The MC and 10th house is the career area of the chart, and the second house is how you earn money, while the 6th is your day to day working environment. My Moon is in my 10th house of career and my Sun is connected to the second of how I earn money. Hind sight is fun and I will share mine with you, but the real value in knowing that these work is in helping my clients with their entry or shifts into a career or job selection. I am my own best example so here it goes.

My early years in Hawaii were spent in the restaurant and bar business. The Asteroid for restaurants is BISTRO aspecting my Moon and for bars BACCHUS which aspects my MC. I did a brief but exciting stint as a hand on a sailboat across the Pacific when I was young. The asteroids we have for boats are ALKU on my MC and ANDREA DORIA on my Moon. I started my Astrology business in Reno in 1986 and that has been the constant in my life since then. The asteroids for astrology are ASTROWIZARD on my Moon, CHALDEA on my Sun and STARGAZER on my Moon. I have a psychological slant to my astrology counseling and have FREUD on my Sun and PSYCHE on my MC (Psyche works for psychic work too and I have been know to read the cards as well) I have worked in nutritional counseling. AESCULPIA for health matters is on my Moon and HAHN which is used for alternative health remedies, aspects my MC. BOURGEOIS refers to retail shops. I worked in a luggage shop in Aspen and that asteroid falls on my relocated Aspen ASC. DUFFEL falls on my Moon. I have been in the gym business for quite a number of years. HERCULINA and HEPHAISTOS (working with iron, pumping iron?) are both aspecting my Sun. I do weight loss counseling - POUNDS on my Moon. I was in real estate, specifically selling land to spec builders - HOUSE and CARPENTER on my MC. Then next to Astrology, my favorite job, Art Galleries. The designated asteroids are SAPPHO (galleries) HARMONIA & MUSA (art) PICASSO, GAUGUIN AND REMBRANDT all on my Moon and DALI on MC. The asteroids for long distance travel are ODESSA and NESTOR, on my Moon and MC respectively and confirming my job as a trip director in Europe. I do contract work in small business marketing which is indicated by the asteroid PALLAS which is also on my Moon. The combination of the asteroids ARCHANE & WEAVER (webs) with ASC11 (computer language) comes up as websites. I created and run a major astrology directory on the web and of course now have my own as well. And I am seeing more to come. INDUSTRIA & VESTA are both asteroids for work (I use this a lot in transits when people are looking for jobs) they both aspect my Moon while ENTERPRISE aspects my Sun. That pretty much details my career history and I thought it was pretty mind boggling when it all came up in asteroids in all the right places. Believe me, it was a real attention getter!

Places - Asteroids have been named for locations all over the world. Being somewhat of a gypsy, I have lived and spent time in a lot of places. I thought I would show you how those places show up in my chart. I was born in Iowa, that asteroid aspects my Moon. We moved to Northern California in the Bay Area when I was 13. The asteroids SAN JOSE and BERKLEY both aspect my Sun. I moved to Hawaii right after high school. PELE is the asteroid we use for Hawaii and it aspects my Sun. We left Hawaii in 1983 to go to N. Nevada and shortly there after to Colorado and back to Nevada again. Sparks is the asteroid we use for N. Nevada and it aspects my Moon. Alamosa is for Colorado and it falls on my MC. Back to Colorado for another 4 years then off to Washington for a 4 year stint near the little town of Rainier. WASHINGTON aspects my Sun and RAINIER aspects my moon. Next came Santa Fe. The asteroid we use for that is ESCALANTE which falls on my Sun and also HOPI, indicating that part of the country. Back to Reno for 3 years then back to Colorado in the Boulder/Denver area specifically Louisville when I returned. The asteroid for LOUISVILLE aspects my Moon, AURORA aspects my Sun and BOULDER is on my relocated ASC. for this area.
Places I have spent time in. NASHVILLE and MEMPHIS plus MASON-DIXSON all aspecting my Moon. This was a family connection. I spent quite a bit of time up in Hamilton MT. where I have some very close friends. HAMILTON aspects my Node (associations) and MONTANA is on my MC. I spent time in EUROPE working with a travel company, which aspects my MC. These are important places in my life that are in important places in my chart. Go figure.


Inheritance - I have a friend who's father died recently and left her a house and some money. Looking at her natal asteroid placements, we find HOUSE, GIFTS, and the midpoint for death, Mars/Saturn all on her A/M midpoint at about 18 Taurus. Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune were transiting this point when the death occurred. The combination of the three planets are known for good luck, money without effort and a release from tensions. The loss of a family member is sad and yet he left her on a high note with financial help. Additionally, her progressed ASC. is aspecting the asteroid GOLD. Her natal Sun (representing men in our lives) was being aspected by the directed Mars/Saturn midpoint indicating the death of a male in her life. Astrology in action!

If there are asteroid names for your loved ones, you will find it very interesting to see where they fall in your chart. The names of all three of my children aspect my ASC. along with the asteroid named CHILD. The ASC. has the midpoints for "fortunate associations" (Jup/node) and "wealth" (Jup/Pl) connected to it as well. My wealth is my children and how lucky I am to have them in my life. Very fortunate associations!

My future son-in-law made a sudden decision to have laser surgery on his eyes this week to correct his vision. He has been wearing glasses since about age 18. Astrologically the sun and moon have reference to the eyes. Here is what we have in transits: Astraea - eye problems, sight, was aspecting his directed moon, Heimdal - eye sight, was aspecting his natal moon, Horus - farsightedness, was aspecting his MC. Asclepius - health matters, dealing with medical personnel, was aspecting his ASC. Eureka - joy, was aspecting his MC and Panacea - cure, was aspecting his moon. Now how right on is that! Funny little rocks! Add the Mars/Uranus midpoint for operations aspecting his ASC. and the sun/moon (eyes) midpoint aspecting the ASC. too and you have Michael's day in laser surgery. I am always amazed! In his natal chart we find that Horus aspects his ASC., Heimdal aspects his mc., and Astraea aspects his moon. I think everything about our lives are in our chart if we can just find it!

Asteroids of love -
Eros - passion, sexual attraction and romantic love
Amor - unconditional love in both romance and platonic relationships
Anteros- mutual love
Anacreon - love and friendship
Medea - extreme love, love/hate relationships
Sappho and Ophelia - unrequited love, disappoints in love

Accident - My good friend has had a very difficult year with problems with her car. Her faithful Saturn has had a number of calamities this year and then yesterday she was back-ended at a stop light with a great deal of damage to her car. When these occurrences began I looked at her chart and she was experiencing this rather prolonged back and forth transit of Saturn to her Natal Sun. That can often represent ill health but I needed see why the car issues were constantly present. Aha, the asteroid for cars is Phaeton which is right on her Natal Sun. There is the car issue. Several things were happening. First her progressed Sun and Phaeton are aspecting her Natal Saturn in her chart this year. Second, the transiting Saturn has been aspecting her Natal Sun and Phaeton. A trigger needs to be present when a transit is sitting long term. This was occurring in the last go around and yesterday the trigger was the Moon and Mars with Saturn to her natal Sun, Phaeton. The midpoint for accidents is Mars/Uranus which was aspecting her Progressed Sun, Phaeton which is in hard aspect to Natal Saturn. The other significant asteroid in this transit pattern yesterday was Anubis which is one of the ending asteroids. We shall see if her trusty Saturn car survives this last crisis.

A new dog - This is a case of a lovely woman whose Children are out of the nest and who has decided to adopt a puppy. She is supposed to be able to bring the new dog home by June 27th and thinking she will be getting a male, she has decided on the name Alphie for him. She asked me to take a look at the asteroids so here we go! We have two asteroids that we use for dogs. One is Beagle and the other from mythology, Cerberus. Natally she has Beagle on her Moon and Cerberus on her Venus which of course indicates love and in her case rules her 4th house of family. So we have the natal promise of a dog in her life as part of her family. The name she chose falls on her Sun and Mercury. Mercury represents children and young people and the Sun is the male factor. Next I looked at the transiting asteroids for the time that she anticipates bringing the dog home. The dog's name aspects Jupiter in her chart, indicating a positive experience which also aspects the asteroid Child. She will have a new child in the house in the form of a fur people. Both Beagle and Cerberus are transiting over her Sun and Mercury at that time. This is looking like a very wonderful addition to her family.

A Bunny Tale - I had a bunny once and he died after only a year and I was very sad for a long time after that. I would get very teary thinking of what I could have done better to prevent his premature death. It has been quite a long time since I have thought about it but suddenly it all welled up in me on my walk the other morning. I found myself communing with my bunny telling him I am sorry I didn't make better decisions and that I loved him and missed him and asked for his forgiveness. Then suddenly a little field bunny ran right across my path, stopped to look at me, seemed to smile and hopped off into a really beautiful meadow with blossoming trees. I thought what a beautiful place for a bunny to live. My bunny lived in the house, not in a cage because he wouldn't stay in one for any amount of time, he wanted freedom. I felt bad because we didn't have a fence and I couldn't let him out but gave him the freedom I could in his short life. What came to me was that my bunny sent me a sign. If bunnies reincarnate, my bunny will always be a wild free bunny. That is my bunny tale. These are the asteroids.

The asteroid for rabbits is Haas. It was crossing my ASC. along with Jupiter/Uranus which is a release of tension and also indicates freedom. The asteroids Melpomene (tragedy) Anubis (death) and the asteroid Grieve were all aspecting my Venus, the planet of love. Panacea (cure) and one of the health asteroids were on my Sun. The asteroid Memoria (memory) was on my relocated ASC. The story in the asteroids is of a memory of the tragedy of the illness and death of my bunny because I couldn't find a cure for him and how I grieved. The bunny that crossed my path seemed to tell me bunny was free and I had a great release of tension very suddenly (Jupiter/Uranus). I think I was forgiven at least I felt I was.

Illness - This concerns someone with an illness that remains undiagnosed after 5 years but continues to cause a great deal of pain for which the doctors have not been able to find a cure. She has gone to alternative therapies and is seeing an EFT practioner today that also works with homeopathy. I looked at the asteroids and this is what we have. The asteroid for homeopathic medicine is Hahn is aspecting her MC today. The asteroid we use for energy medicine is Reiki (the EFT would fall under that) and is aspecting her Sun (body) and her Saturn/Neptune midpoint (chronic ill health). Eureka (joy) and Aesculapaia (health issues) are aspecting her Venus which rules her house of family. We are pretty sure this is an autoimmune disease coming through the female side of the family. Lastly, I looked for Panacea (cure of all ills) and was pleased to see it aspecting her natal Jupiter which rules her house of health. There is a lot of promise in these transiting asteroids today. I will let you know if they keep their promise.

College acceptance - My adult son was accepted into school today for the Physical Therapy Assistant program which thrilled us all including him. He worked hard to get there and it certainly paid off. The transits today included the Jupiter/Uranus midpoint (release of tension, sudden positive turn in life circumstances) aspecting his natal Sun, directed MC, and Uranus which resides in his career house. Transiting Uranus, the Sun, Moon and Saturn were also in the same aspect. Remember that Saturn represents our careers, commitment and will often bring us something solid and long term. This is a career step for him. The asteroids involved in this aspect are Agitia (he was certainly nervous anticipating the letter and what it would bring) and Felicititias (good luck and happy circumstances). Ops (abundance) was also in aspect. The asteroids, Enterprise & Education were aspecting his natal Venus which rules his house of work and everyday routine. He will be in a year long program 5 days a week all day. Mercury is the Ruler of his MC and both transiting Jupiter and Pluto (the combination indicates success) are aspecting it along with transiting Saturn/Neptune (health issues i.e. therapy) indicating a very good career choice for him. Additionally Felicia (good luck) and Ganesa (successful enterprises, wealth and wisdom) are aspecting his Mercury. Last but not least, transiting University is transiting over his MC today. He has three versions of his name available in the asteroids and one of them was aspecting his Sun, one was aspecting his Mercury and the last one was aspecting his Uranus in his career house. There you have it.

If there is anyone who does not believe in a divine synchronicity, surely the appearance of these asteroids in our charts should make us take a second look.

A Passing of an Uncle - This is a case of the passing of an Uncle who had been seriously ill for many years and just passed on this last week. We are looking at the niece's chart. First we need to know that the 6th and 12th houses of a chart rule Aunts and Uncles. If there are no planets in the appropriate house we look to see if the ruler of that house is implicated. In this case the ruler for the house indicating the Uncle is Mercury and the most common midpoint for death, Mars/Saturn was aspecting it the day he died along with also aspecting her moon which in her chart rules her 8th house of death. The asteroids were also clear indicators. Transiting Chiron (in my experience most always involved in death in spite of it being known for healing) was aspecting her Natal Mars/Saturn midpoint. Transiting Atropos (death, endings) was transiting her Sun (man), Anubis (death) and Libitina (funerals) were aspecting her ASC as was Epimetheus (all human ills). The asteroid Grieve was aspecting the planet that rules Aunts in her chart. Lastly, her Uncle's name was Ray and the Asteroid Ray aspects her ASC/MC midpoint natally which is being transited by Saturn currently. We are all sorry for this loss for her and her family but I wanted to demonstrate the continuing amazement of the sychronicity we find in the midpoint and asteroids in our charts.

Interesting Offer - I just returned from a two day trip to Santa Fe for a meeting with an artist. Just for the record, one of the asteroids for art, Harmonia, was transiting my MC as were the two asteroids for New Mexico, Tsia & Las Cruces. I have found that place names show up uncannily in all trips.

When I got home and checked my messages, I had one from a man named Brian who wanted to talk to me about doing a radio-internet show as the host for a series on astrology. It was quite out of the blue. He found me though my website. Here is the fun stuff. One of the asteroids for astrology, Urania was transiting natal Sun and Mercury (communication and also the ruler of my chart) along with Jupiter, Euphemia, for "good speech making" and the asteroid (yes there is one) radiocommunications. Eros (one's passion, which is astrology for me) was also transiting with them. That is just the beginning. Vesta (work and jobs) was in my 6th house of work on the VT. The asteroids Stargazer, Seimei (astrology expert) Geisha (asteroid for entertainers) and Education (this is an informative program) were all on the MC (career point) along with the asteroid Justus (a legal contract for multiple weeks is involved) and Brian which is the name of the man that called. We are not through yet. The other two asteroids for astrology, Chaldea & Astrowizard were transiting my Moon which is in my 10th house of career and which natally carries several astrology asteroids, and the asteroid Ganesa which is for new successful beginnings. The event chart for the call had the transiting Moon and MC, both aspecting my Sun and Mercury. Based on this line-up, I will look at the proposition seriously. Stay tuned!

Puppy Love - I had a call from two people close to me who have been pet-less since they have been together these last six years, to tell me they got an adorable little puppy yesterday. Someone brought them into their office and they fell in love and took one home. There are two asteroids that we use for dogs (asteroids are symbolic not specific). They are Beagle and Cerebus. Natally, Beagle conjuncts his Sun which Mercury was transiting yesterday and Cerebus which conjuncts his natal Mercury was being transited by Saturn. Natally, Beagle was being transited by the Moon for her yesterday and Jupiter was transiting her natal Cerebus. Transiting Beagle was in hard aspect to her MC and transiting Cerebus was in hard aspect to his MC. Cosmic coincidence or cosmic synchronicity?

Real Estate Reflections - A colleague of mine once told me that she has observed that each time her daughter bought or sold a house the asteroid House has been involved. It has been many years since I owned my own home and I really have had no desire to do so until recently when those old feelings started coming up again. I checked out my chart and my solar arc directed House is in hard aspect to my MC this year. Aha, so that is where the stirring is coming from. I actually checked into some real estate this week and low and behold, transiting House is also setting off my chart. Looking back, I saw that my directed House asteroid was in hard aspect to my ASC. in 1986 when I built my own house in Reno. The urge at that time for my own house was completely overwhelming and the project consumed me for a year. We had our own home in Maui and a look at the charts revealed that my natal asteroid House was conjunct my re-located MC in Maui and I had a major transit to that point the year that we bought it. I was also feeling very compelled then to have our own home. It seems unlikely that I will be buying a home at this stage of my life but the desire is certainly there and certainly strong. House was also on my Solar return ASC. for this year too!


 

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