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Do you have a little Oakland in your Chart?

Posted by on May 28, 2019 in Astrology, Front Page | Comments Off on Do you have a little Oakland in your Chart?

Do you have a little Oakland in your Chart?

Do you have a little Oakland in your Chart? Oakland, CA has an “underdog” status. Most of us think of Oakland as a city of grit, competition (think sports) and hustle. If it brags, Oakland carries a strong theme of survival or beating the odds – doing what it takes to win. It is a very underestimated city. Using Rodney Dangerfield’s classic delivery, Oakland may say, “I get no respect.” If Oakland was an astrology client, they may be thinking, “Why me?” Why do I have to deal with the cast-offs of glossy San Francisco or high-minded Berkeley? Why am I the ugly step-sister of the Bay? (By the way, cities have natal charts, just like people, based on the day they were incorporated.) Consider the astrology chart of Oakland and see if you can see any attributes of yourself! Oakland’s chart has two very social planets in the 11th house. The 11th house can be compared to the words of Lady Liberty, “give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses ……” If you share this placement with Oakland, you too, are likely to accept others on their terms. Race, gender, rich or poor you may have a buffet of friendships which others find offensive, shocking or just down-right inappropriate. This is a stand-out placement, suggesting a drive for success. But it is not all about making money. The 11th house planets suggests a need to compete on your own terms, suggesting unusual ways of making money, supporting alternative lifestyles, shaking up the norm, or undercutting competition. Your main goal may be to stand-out, and not fit in! Look at your own chart. Check for planetary placements in the 11th house. If you have any….at all. You have a little Oakland in you!...

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JULY 2019 LUNAR ECLIPSE

Posted by on May 27, 2019 in Astrology, Front Page, Uncategorized | Comments Off on JULY 2019 LUNAR ECLIPSE

JULY 2019 LUNAR ECLIPSE

July 16, 2019 Lunar Eclipse @ 24 Capricorn Clarity and direction related to lifestyle changes are taking shape. Although the lunar eclipse is occurring July 16, 2019, the breadcrumbs of change are dropping in May 2019.  Many of these shifts trace back to 2018. Everyone is under this influence, although Capricorns, Aries, Cancers, and Libra may have more dramatic shifts. If pro-active in nature, you are in decision-making mode.  You certainly are anxious to go in a new direction.  Think going back to school, changing jobs, giving up a hobby or p/t position, moving to a new city or re-defining relationships. If you lean to being passive, outside influences, such as your boss, company, spouse or best friend are making choices which are impacting your lifestyle. Think of a spouse being transferred to a new city, your company announcing massive cutbacks, concerns for a parent’s health or bouts of depression. Simple, and straight forward, we could borrow a phrase from film production, “It’s a wrap!” High Alert Birthdates  Jan 11 – Jan 19 , strongly for Jan 14 – 16 Apr 10 – Apr 18 Jul 13 – Jul 21 Oct 12 – Oct 20 The benefits of these choices will be evident by year’s...

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Jan 2019 Aquarius and the Saturn/Pluto Alignment

Posted by on Jan 26, 2019 in Astrology, Front Page | Comments Off on Jan 2019 Aquarius and the Saturn/Pluto Alignment

Jan 2019 Aquarius and the Saturn/Pluto Alignment

Aquarius!! Have a listen!   An alignment of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn is giving you a “get out of jail free card.”   Your loyalties are shifting Breakout behaviors are likely No longer are you tolerating crap Anticipate opportunities and more personal expression http://maryswick.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Aquarius-Pluto-Saturn-Alignment-Jan-2019.mp3...

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Special Posting for Capricorns Born Jan 12th – 20th

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018 in Astrology, Front Page | Comments Off on Special Posting for Capricorns Born Jan 12th – 20th

Special Posting for Capricorns Born Jan 12th – 20th

Special Posting for Capricorns Born Jan 12th – 20th The planetary combo of Saturn and Pluto are aligning in Capricorn, mandating lifestyle changes for Capricorns in general, but Capricorns born between Jan 12th and 20th are being most strongly affected. Although this influence, peaks out in the second half of 2019 and the opening months of 2020, the influence is “stirring like a mouse” in Dec 2018. This is a window of opportunity, particularly for those who claim Jan 12th – 20th as their birthdays, to get a new lease on life. Some Capricorns may already be “sick and tired” of _______ and are plotting their next big move. Others may be stoic, planning to wait and see, “pulling the trigger” only as their last resort.  Either way, the Jan 12th – 20th Capricorns are confronting their concerns and limitations, reinventing their lives, and with hindsight having the satisfaction of being pro-active and seizing self-responsibility for their personal happiness. Intuitively, Capricorns may be streamlining possessions, saving money, preparing to launch a business, and considering unusual or extreme lifestyle options to achieve their goals. Big topics such as seeking new employment, selling property, tiring of toxic or threatening relationships or considering an out of state move are more examples. Capricorns are sensing a coming lifestyle shift. Trust your instincts, Capricorn!! The last time this lineup occurred in Capricorn was over 500 years ago.  In more recent times, 1982, Saturn and Pluto conjoined in Libra. Capricorns, if you are old enough, look back at 1982.  Take note of the lifestyle changes incurred.  If you are really curious, ask a Libra what they purged in 1982....

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Good News Sagittarius: Nov 2018

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in Astrology, Front Page | Comments Off on Good News Sagittarius: Nov 2018

Good News Sagittarius: Nov 2018

Good New Sagittarius: Nov 2018 I hope you have been having more fun Sagittarius!  With Jupiter in your sign, this is your year to blossom.  Anticipate confidence building education and travel opportunities. Just your birthday itself, should be over-the-top in camaraderie or well-wishes. Set your sights higher!!  A better job, a surprise bonus, increased professionalism, or landing a new contract or client fits the description of the good news emerging now. A side interest in psychology, or self-help will be an off-shoot of your budding confidence. Unexpected monies through legal matters or settlements are likely.  With the North Node moving into the solar 8th house in Nov 2018, you will be tapping into passion and be driven to lose weight, pay off debts, and better manage joint monies over the next 18 months.  Family, pregnancies  and children take high priority.  ...

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Scorpio Alert: Nov 2018 – 2019

Posted by on Nov 24, 2018 in Astrology, Front Page | Comments Off on Scorpio Alert: Nov 2018 – 2019

Scorpio Alert: Nov 2018 – 2019

Scorpio Alert: Nov 2018 – 2019 Scorpios are feeling the shift of Uranus!!! The feeling is both unnerving and liberating. It is a cross between gaining freedom in or from the workplace, with a strong undertone of being displaced. A bit like a fish out of water.  The tension that once drove the work or workplace is missing. Pressures may be lifting. Scorpios may find themselves being the teacher, trainer, coach or  resident hand-holder, without the deadlines. These influences showed up early in 2018, but now as we close out the year Scorpios may sense this more relaxed work environment is here to stay. As the planet Uranus exits the solar sixth house of Scorpio, a 7-year era is closing out.  Scorpios may miss the adrenaline rush of the past years, but love the novelty of a partner, grandchild, or new relationships. Life is becoming richer.  A laid-back attitude or an open-door policy serves Scorpio well at this time. Home may be more of a gathering place, with a tad more craziness, reflecting your independence or enhanced creativity.  Home upgrades set you apart. One more thing Scorpio, be good to your hips, knees and feet!! Show them some love with supportive shoes!! Chiron is on the move and brings standing or walking concerns, both literally and symbolically!! Lifestyle changes are definitely unfolding Scorpio!!!! Enjoy the new chapter...

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Midpoints in Astrology: The Devil is in the Details, featuring Roseanne Barr

Posted by on May 29, 2018 in Astrology, Front Page | Comments Off on Midpoints in Astrology: The Devil is in the Details, featuring Roseanne Barr

Midpoints in Astrology: The Devil is in the Details, featuring Roseanne Barr

Midpoints in Astrology: The Devil is in the Details, featuring Roseanne Barr   Midpoints are sensitive, potent degrees in an astrology chart, which rely on a keen eye or a professional astrology software program to quickly identify.  Midpoints provide details, many times exacting details, which can be most surprising even to a seasoned astrologer. Let’s use Roseanne Barr to illustrate the power of the midpoint, or should I say a poorly thought out Tweet. On May 29th, 2018 with her tainted message or mindless choice of words (your pick) Barr’s popular TV show on ABC was canceled effective immediately. Even Hulu announced they had ceased running past episodes immediately.   In Barr’s chart, Uranus is in the midst of a prolonged transit to Barr’s Sun/Saturn midpoint. So what does this mean??  How does it translate?? This contact which occurs only twice in our adult years spells out unanticipated trouble, endings, setbacks, humbling moments and losses through elders, old people or an established entity. In short, the professional norm is disrupted, work titles are redefined. According to the legendary astrologer, Alfred Witte, in Rules for Planetary Pictures, this setup calls for “SUDDEN SEPARATIONS.” This influence started in Roseann’s chart May 15th, 2018 and peaks out exactly on June 3, 2018. There will be follow-up contacts in the months of  October 2018 and March 2019, so stay tuned for more Tweets, fallouts or commentary, regarding her public status or supporters.    ...

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Resurgence of Astrology!!

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Astrology, Front Page, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Resurgence of Astrology!!

Resurgence of Astrology!!

Not since the late 60’s and early 70’s has astrology been seen in the marketplace, as it is today. Back then it showed up everywhere. From black-light zodiac posters and t-shirts to lucite sun-sign necklaces of the early 70’s.  Teens begged for the silver Sun-signs for their charm bracelets, while the high end clamored for DeNicola’s zodiac broaches.  Zodiac ash trays were the rage and everyone seemed to have a sun-sign key fob. Well, it is coming back!!!...

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The Firing of Matt Lauer

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in Astrology, Front Page | Comments Off on The Firing of Matt Lauer

The Firing of Matt Lauer

“Matt Lauer has been fired by NBC” The progressed chart of Matt Lauer shares some insight behind the shocking headlines of Nov 29th. Born a  Capricorn, his progressed Sun is currently at 8 degrees Pisces 22 min, based on his solar chart. Matt has been learning the lessons of this degree for the past 7 years.  He is now in the peak of its influence. It would be insightful for him to reflect back to 2010/2011.  There should be a linking incident to today’s story. 8 Pisces brings a message of a woman stepping up into a man’s world. It suggests it is time for a woman to take charge, lead or act in a competitive manner.  Think of the infamous song, “I Can do Anything Better than You”  from Annie Get Your Gun.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fW5Z2z6pXM The counterpart to 8 Pisces is 8 Virgo which is also being highlighted in Matt’s chart through progression, suggesting a potential naivete in sexual matters.  We haven’t heard the whole story and may never will, but with hindsight I suspect most will wonder, how he didn’t see this coming.     The most damaging to Matt, (although the path he must take according to his chart) is the follow-up interpretation of having your lifestyle impacted by a job change!!!!                                                                           ...

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Another “Pluto Square Mars” Villain in the Headlines

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Astrology, Front Page | Comments Off on Another “Pluto Square Mars” Villain in the Headlines

Another “Pluto Square Mars” Villain in the Headlines

What are the odds, that two notorious men in the headlines this month, (October 2017) both have a Pluto square Mars aspect featured in their natal charts? Two infamous men, one who pulled out his penis in a confrontational and repetitive manner over the course of decades, the other a mass killer who pulled out his semi-automatic gun, shooting 500 + concert attendees within 10 minutes, share something in common. Both were engaging in the dark-side of their Pluto square Mars aspect.  Both tools, the penis and the gun, are ruled in astrology by the planet Mars and its higher octave Pluto. Weinstein and Paddock both have a dominant Pluto square Mars aspect in their natal charts – the need to exert power, oftentimes through destructive or controlling means.  Pluto square Mars individual’s tend to have an untouchable quality – making it difficult to influence or interfere with their behavior. This harsh aspect is most helpful in survival situations or high-risk professions such as surgeons, fire fighters, police and politicians.  But when used as an exploitive tool it is a dangerous threat to others.      ...

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