Monday, December 28, 2015

Last call....

Only three days left to order a chart or anything on my website for half price. If I can't get it completed by year's end, I'll do it asap after the New Year, but it has to be ordered before midnight New Year's Eve. Just go to and order through paypal or by mail with the order from provided postmarked before the New Year. Regardless, Happy New Year everyone!!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Christmas gifts

Every year I try to offer a special “thank you” to clients in appreciation for their business through the years. Ideally, I like to expand contacts by having clients make a gift of a chart to someone who has never experienced it before, but it is also intended as a way to make services more affordable to those who may be having challenges. This year, I’m offering anything on my website for half price, including the course. That is not interactive anymore, but the price is drastically reduced, too. The whole course is $250 on a thumb drive (half price, since it is normally $500) with the workbook sent on the drive as well. Website is:  Instructions on how to order anything is there, as well.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


We all know by now that on November 13, 2015 at 9:20 pm in Paris, France, terrorists bombed multiple spots in the city. This went on until after midnight. Plenty has been written about it in terms of transits and progressions, but I haven’t seen anything regarding the tertiary progressions.

I’ve told the story many times about how I came to include the tertiary progressions in all client work roughly a decade ago. I had been very, very, VERY tired for a month, but had no illness. I couldn’t find any indication of it in my chart, but when I did the tertiary progressions, there it was! Tertiary ascendant conjoining natal Saturn, and the definition of it was “fatigue.” It lasted a month, the time that it took for the tertiary ascendant to move off the Saturn. This is just to show you how much I like tertiary progressions…it has nothing to do with Paris.

I looked at both the original French chart in the Book of World Horoscopes (by Nicolas Campion) and the most recent, Oct. 6, 1958 at 6:30 PM CET, Paris, Fr. That was when the state seal was affixed to a new constitution. The first one he lists is Sep 21, 1792, 3:20 pm LMT, Paris. That one works somewhat, but mostly with midpoints.  The most recent one has some dramatic contacts. For instance, the tertiary moon (which moves a degree every TWO DAYS) was opposing the MC within 11 minutes of a degree when the attacks first began at 9:20 pm on November 13th. That’s spectacular. 

Since I’ll probably write a much longer article about this for a magazine, I will just point out a few things. Besides the dramatic position of the tertiary Moon, the tertiary Mars (explosives) had moved to 17:37 Cancer. Mars has a midpoint “tree” that shows it to be exactly-to-the-minute aspecting the midpoint between the Moon and Mercury and shares this with Pluto as well. Mars and Pluto together represent explosives. At that point in Cancer it was triggering the midpoints of Mercury/Ascendant, Sun/South Node, and MARS/PLUTO. In other words, Mars by tertiary progression had moved to the midpoint between itself and Pluto, which are tightly square in the natal chart. What that means basically, is that France is prone to violence, and the tertiary Mars position at that time was triggering it.

Transiting Pluto (explosives) is transiting square natal Mercury and was just 17 minutes from squaring Mercury exactly during the event.  Solar arc Uranus was only 21 minutes from conjoining the Sun, which is sudden, unexpected surprise. I’m always so stunned at how charts show what is happening, I have to wonder how much of our lives and history is really planned ahead for us.

Monday, September 14, 2015

What is REALLY Going on with “the Donald?”

I read somewhere recently that Donald Trump once said that when he was after investors for a project, he would take them to the construction site where he had told workers to “look busy”…i.e. “move dirt around if that’s all you can do.” He has Neptune square Mercury with a 3 degree orb, and although that can be used positively, it usually isn’t. It’s a deceptive mind—very fluid and imaginative.  Further, it is in Cancer, which is an emotional mind and very sensitive. 
       Trump’s birth data, according to “Astrodatabank,” is from his birth certificate and is considered reliable—Rodden’s AA rating. He was born June 14, 1946 in Queens, NY at 10:54 a.m. Many would say, with the last few minutes of Leo rising, that it is too close to Virgo to be “pure,” but that is nonsense according to most literature that I’ve read and from over 45 years of observation. It is conjunct the fixed star, Regulus, with only a six minute orb. This is a natural ability to appear “regal” but more importantly, his progressed Sun is within minutes of that position right now and will change signs in about ten and a half months. To add to his sense of regal importance, he was also born with Mars at 26:47 Leo, in a feisty conjunction with the Ascendant and square the MC. We can see him projecting this all the time. That often is exaggerated defensive pride.
         He was born just before the full Moon with Sun in Gemini and Moon in Sagittarius. It is, however, still in Gibbous phase, and that is where he potentially has some ability handling detail since that part of the Gibbous phase has Virgo characteristics.  However, the Sun is conjoining Uranus and the Moon opposing it, so his need to be “free” to do his own thing, would probably lean him toward being extremely subjective in drawing conclusions. The extreme confidence is further shown by the Sun and Moon being in positive aspect to Jupiter. By the way, progressed Jupiter has been holding a lovely trine to his natal Sun all his life, but it is also currently within four minutes of squaring natal Saturn. It always did, but is getting very close to partile (being exact) now. It moves so slowly, it is not going to indicate an “event” but, rather, bring out the natal pattern’s promise, which is a tendency to extreme swings in mood and an undermining of confidence.  
          And what is the natal promise? Donald has a sad side that we don’t see. He was born with Venus conjoining Saturn in Cancer, both square retrograde Jupiter. By the Koch system of houses, Venus rules his third and tenth houses—his conscious thought processes and public image (and other tenth house designations: father, career, reputation, etc.) Usually, Venus conjoining Saturn indicates fear of loss of money (or whatever one most values), most often leading to a poverty consciousness. I was surprised to see it, but given the Neptune/Mercury connection, it would be easy to conclude that he isn’t as rich as he says he is, and greatly fears loss. And with defensive Mars so prominently placed in Leo, he’d defend his deceptions infinitely.
         Saturn rules his fifth house—his children, creativity, ego and love life and other related fifth house issues. I believe he chooses wives for the “public image” that they would bestow upon him (ruler of the seventh, Uranus, in the tenth conjunct the Sun, ruler of the ascendant). But, since Saturn conjoins Venus, ruler of the third and tenth, he may feel they have nothing in common with him (or anything to talk about). I don’t think he has ever felt truly loved, starting with his father.  He has Venus in Cancer—a need for “mothering,” but Saturn there would limit fulfillment of that need.  He did have strong ties to his mother (Moon in fourth, trine Mars and Ascendant and sextile Jupiter), but she was sometimes unpredictable (Moon opposing Uranus). I have no evidence from his life  about that—just the chart.
What’s ahead?

Saturn leaves Scorpio on Sept. 17th. It will not return to that sign for at least 26 years. (The cycle of Saturn is approximately 28 years, and it spends about 2 ½ years in a sign, going from one to the other in order.) It has been my experience that it is intense while in that sign, and often brings discipline to those who deceive or participate in controlling behavior. Sagittarius is about honesty, idealism, and on the mundane level rules laws and regulations. I’ve notice already that Virginia is pushing to get rid of gerrymandering, which would be a great step in that direction.
        Since Trump has the last degree of Leo rising PLUS progressed Sun just about to conjoin it, Saturn has been in orb of a square (90 degrees) to both over the last three months. Furthermore, it is moving through his fourth house, which is indicative of a person who is basically unsure of himself right now and building a new personal foundation. By September 17th, much will change for him even if it is not immediately apparent publically since he is a good actor. His ego (in his view) has taken some hits for the last month since Saturn has been square the Ascendant and progressed Sun. One usually has inner “conflict, pain and doubt” (as my teacher, Gina Ceaglio, expressed it) with those energies in play. We see evidence of this in his late night tweets. Most of the time, furthermore, Saturn is nearing the MC (10th house cusp) when people rise to something as prominent as the presidency. The fourth house is more about building new foundations on a personal level.  They build anew, and he will have to since his TV shows have been cancelled. He isn’t due to reach a new pinnacle for another 14 years.
        But, that’s not all. His progressed Moon is at 6:27 Cancer. It has been square Neptune (and is about to square progressed Neptune in about two weeks) and in 2 ½ months will conjoin Mercury. In other words, his Mercury/Neptune square is now being triggered by the progressed Moon. It is bringing out his deceptive side, but also indicates confusion and a lack of clarity.
         There is much more, but I cannot delay posting this, and I cannot type for long periods with my broken wrist.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Passing of Spock

Leonard Nimoy passed over to the other side on February 27th—in the morning, we’re told, and I’ve been looking at tentative charts for him based on the time the news was released and times that worked for the event.  He, himself, said he had Scorpio rising, and he looks it, so I’m inclined to go with that one rather than the morning chart. The estimate is between 8:30 and 9:00 pm on March 26 1931 in Boston, MA. When I see that kind of estimate, I start with the midpoint, in this case 8:45 pm. I like to use tertiary progressions first in cases like this, since the ascendant (the body of the entity) by tertiary stays in one degree for two weeks to one month, depending on which sign is rising, and was delighted to find that the 8:45 pm time gave him a tertiary ascendant of 26:57 Scorpio with tertiary Saturn squaring it from 26 Aquarius. Tertiary Mars was square natal Mars, as well, and tertiary Pluto (ruler of ascendant and in the T. 8th house) was opposite natal Saturn. Even if he’d been born a few minutes before or after, it would still work.

Turning to progressions, solar arcs and transits, it is noteworthy that Uranus was transiting his nodes within one minute from the sixth. (sudden change of environment) And if he had actually died around 9:00 am (which is speculative on my part) even transiting ascendant would have been between that point and solar arc Saturn, as well. Progressed ascendant is opposing Jupiter with this time, but even if the time were a little later, the progressed ascendant could have been squaring any of the sixth house positions.

Another reason I think this is close to the correct time is that the solar arc ascendant (one’s body) is opposing natal Mars (which is triggered by tertiary Mars), ruler of the sixth. That is acute illness possibly occurring suddenly. There were probably earlier clues because Uranus was square the Sun by solar arc about 8 months earlier, BUT could have been obscure until transiting Mars triggered it shortly before his death. It is less than a degree separating from that aspect. Progressed Venus was just separating from a square to his progressed Mars, and they were triggered by transiting Saturn. It was just past squaring P. Mars and about to oppose P. Venus. Most of the time events that show many triggers will occur when a planet is separating from an aspect to one planet and applying to another.

One Last Note

I looked at the chart for Star Trek: Sep 8, 1966, 8:30 pm EDT, New York, NY, and tried to see Spock’s real life passing—since the character would not be portrayed by him again. There were a few items, but the most striking was this: using derivative houses, I see Nimoy’s death as the 8th house from the 9th (death of “foreign” crew member—also the “philosopher” onboard. Of course, ninth could be many, many other things from the show). Eighth from the ninth would be the fourth house. The fourth house ruler is the Moon, and by solar arc, it is placed at 14 Leo 58. Transiting Pluto (death) is at 14 Capricorn 58, exactly-to-the-minute quincunx (showing separation) the SA Moon. Transiting Uranus is 14:24 Aries squaring one and trine the other. Beautiful!!

Also, I realize much of this is speculative, although not by much, but so is the exact real time the soul leaves or enters the body and many other things. :-D  I’m just sharing thought processes.

BTW, I wrote a book about Star Trek, accessible from my website:

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Home Stretch

We’re in the home stretch of the seven exact squares between Uranus and Pluto. The last three (Apr 21, 2014, Dec 14, 2014 and Mar 16, 2015) are all triggering the Sun/Saturn square in the USA chart. I’ve mentioned before that these contacts – ongoing since mid-June, 2012 – are the main players in the unfolding drama. It is a conflict between the status quo (like oil energy, for instance) and new, inventive break-through solutions, which Uranus represents. Plus, Pluto represents controlling autocrats, whereas Uranus is the epitome of freedom and individual expression. We are seeing these themes unfold daily.

But that’s not all that is going on with the USA chart. (July 4, 1776 in Philadelphia, PA at 5:10 pm) The thing that has me most concerned is the approaching conjunction of solar arc Saturn with the USA descendant (opposite the ascendant). It will be exact in about eight months. The last time Saturn by solar arc contacted an angle (the 4th cusp) was in the summer of 1945 when WWII was winding down. The war had gone on while progressed Mars was conjunct the MC. After that, the USA flourished. On the day it ended, Sep 2, 1945, transiting Jupiter was conjunct the MC. The progressed south node was two minutes from conjoining natal Pluto. Most of all, the progressed Sun was only six minutes from changing signs. A new era had begun.

Saturn opposing the ascendant can speak to authority having too much control of the populace, especially economically, since Saturn rules the second house. Saturn represents “conflict, fear and doubt.” When it is opposing the ascendant, it is most obvious and painful. Since historically these contacts seem to play out just before they are exact, it is what we are going through right now. The populace is controlled now by economic circumstances that are producing fear. However, Uranus and Pluto contacting the chart’s Sun brings in rebellion against the status quo, so it is not going to be permanent. People, as we see now, are rebelling.

This time, rather than the Sun going into a new sign, it is Venus that is changing signs by solar arc. It will go into Pisces only a few days from now. It’s in the last minute of Aquarius right now. I have a lot of optimism about it all. After all, Jupiter by solar arc is about to trine natal Venus in only three or four months, and natally they are conjunct, which is the indicator of the wealth we generate. Progressed Saturn is only two minutes from an exact trine to natal Venus, which is economic stability – gas prices are going down, for instance, but it could represent a “correction” of economic circumstances that might be painful at first, but best in the long run. In nine months solar arc Uranus will conjoin the USA south node, which is a sudden awakening to our mistakes of the past, or possibly some unexpected events like weather-related drama.

Keep in mind that for the last couple years and for the next year, Saturn is transiting the USA 12th house, and that is always a potpourri of issues to be resolved before emerging into a new cycle with new foundations to build. It’s the end of a cycle, and during this time we encounter basic issues that have not been resolved. Usually, it’s messy if we are stubbornly trying to hang on to the status quo. As they say, “It’s always darkest before the dawn.”

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Jupiter in Leo

Jupiter entered Leo this morning a few seconds after 6:30 where it will stay for roughly a year. The general consensus is that Leos, Sagittarians, and Arians will find this beneficial, since those three are in naturally good aspect—i.e. they trine each other. Also, the house it is transiting during that time will be “blessed with good fortune,” as a simplistic pundit might say. Jupiter is called the “greater benefic,” Venus being the “lesser” one.

In astrology classes we are taught that Jupiter is one of the “good guys” and that wherever it is placed, and whatever it may contact during your life, as it traverses the solar system, benefits abound. For instance, when it goes through the second house, income is usually better; through the 11th house, you might find goals easier to reach and make more friends. I got married the first time when it was traversing the seventh house, where we find a description of partnerships. The key word, “expansion” is associated with Jupiter.

Actually, Jupiter is not ALL sweetness and abundance. Sometimes we don’t want too much of something. For instance, when it is in a conflicting relationship with Venus, there is a good chance that sugar-related illnesses may be part of that person’s life. Many years ago I heard a lecture by astrologer, Mary Vohryzek, who explained this nicely. (her memorial tribute--copy and paste to see it)
Mary was a knowledgeable pioneer in medical astrology, and it was such an eye-opener when she said that Venus/Jupiter stressful aspects could indicate sugar-related diseases, such as hypoglycemia, diabetes and even cancer. It is now generally agreed that sugar feeds cancer cells. It stands to reason. Sugar is ruled by Venus; Jupiter indicates “expansion”…when they are in stressful aspect (meaning “too much” of something), we have the resulting, “too much expansion.” Even a thing like overweight can be indicated by those two in negative relationship.

But, in general, it will most likely be the best year out of twelve for Leos, and not too shabby for Aries and Sagittarius—especially if Jupiter is well-placed in your natal chart. The affairs of the house with Leo on the cusp might get some of that abundance raining down, as well.