028—Axis Astrology Podcast: “The Ascendant” (October 19—November 1, 2014)

028—Axis Astrology Podcast: "The Ascendant" (October 19—November 1, 2014)

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028—Axis Astrology Podcast: “The Ascendant”

In this episode, Alison and Arwynne discuss the transits, aspects and moon phases for October 19—November 1, 2014. Our Astrology 360 topic is the Rising Sign, or Ascendant. We talk about what the Ascendant means in your chart, a bit about the history of the rising sign and some examples from the world of celebrity. Arwynne reviews The Ascendant by Jodie Forrest and The Rising Sign by Jeanne Avery and Alison reviews the 2015 Wellness Astrology Guide.

 

Planetary transits for October 19—November 1, 2014

  • 22-Oct-2014 Sun in Scorpio: We’re entering the season of witches and politicians; an intense and decisive time of year
  • 23-Oct-2014 Venus in Scorpio: Relationships deepen as Libran indecision gives way to a desire for profound connection
  • 24-Oct-2014 Sun Conjunct Venus: Heart and head are aligned in Scorpio; empowering you to pursue your desires
  • 25-Oct-2014 Mercury Direct: Oct. 4, R @ 2 degrees Scorpio, D @ 16 Libra (Geminis breathe a sigh of relief)
  • 25-Oct-2014 Mars in Capricorn: A cool, calculating Mars, good for strategizing your 5-year plan for world domination
  • 27-Oct-2014 Venus Trine Neptune: Dreamy, romantic, “rose-colored glasses,” idealism in relationships/finances
  • 27-Oct-2014 Sun Trine Neptune: Spiritual, artistic pursuits (creative Halloween costumes??) and blurred boundaries

Moon Phases

Solar Eclipse 23-Oct 2014
1st quarter 30-Oct 2014

Book Review

Arwynne reviews The Ascendant by Jodie Forrest and The Rising Sign by Jeanne Avery.

 

UnknownAlison reviews the 2015 Wellness Astrology Guide.

Read her full review here.

 

 

 

Astrology 360: The Ascendant/ Rising Sign

Calculate your rising sign, right here:

The Ascendant or Rising sign, along with the Sun and the Moon, is one of the most important and influential components of the birth chart. It has been called the Mask, the Persona, the Personality and the first impression. It is what people see when they first meet you, and it often influences your mannerisms, your way of dressing, your hairstyle, the car you drive, etc. It also determines, in most house systems, which signs will rule each successive house.

  • Characteristics and examples of each rising sign
  • What happens if the sun & rising sign are very different or in opposition
  • Importance in Synastry and Composite charts
  • Progressed Ascendants

 

Celebrity Ascendants

Below are some familiar faces who share ascendant signs. The similarities you can easily spot in each group help illustrate the signs’ archetypes, for example, the Peter Pan/Tinkerbell quality of Gemini rising, or the brooding intensity of Scorpio rising. (Photos and celebrity data from LibraRising.com.)

Aries Rising

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Taurus Rising

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Gemini Rising

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Cancer Rising (see here)

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Leo Rising

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Virgo Rising

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Libra Rising (see here)

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Scorpio Rising

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Sagittarius Rising

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Capricorn Rising

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Aquarius Rising

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Pisces Rising

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027—Axis Astrology Podcast: “Astrologer Andrew Morton” (October 5-18, 2014)

027—Axis Astrology Podcast: "Astrologer Andrew Morton" (October 5-18, 2014)

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In this episode, Alison and Arwynne discuss the transits, aspects and moon phases for October 5-18, 2014. We’re also pleased to present a very special guest joining us this episode—UK Astrologer Andrew Morton.

Planetary transits for October 5-18, 2014

(Mercury Retrograde 4-Oct-2014)

  • Sun Opposition Uranus 7-Oct-2014: restlessness, impatience, sudden disruptions, shocking outbursts and ego clashes
  • Venus Square Pluto 8-Oct-2014: manipulation, power struggles in relationships, powers of persuasion, crossed wires
  • Mars Trine Jupiter 8-Oct-2014: positive growth & energy, exploring your potential, balancing ambition and equity
  • Mercury in Libra 10-Oct-2014: negotiations, treaties, partnerships and fair deals can be hashed out peaceably
  • Venus Opposition Uranus 10-Oct-2014: startling revelations in relationships & finances; “not what you signed up for”
  • Sun Conjunction Mercury 16-Oct-2014: easy to communicate your point, make people see things your way; seduce?
  • Mercury Conjunction Venus 17-Oct-2014: heart & mind in agreement; in Libra, peace could break out somewhere…

 

Moon Phases

Lunar Eclipse October 7-8, 2014

You can find maps of the eclipse path and the best times to watch at space.com.

The Lunar eclipse is at 15 Aries and will be viewable before Sun rise on the morning of October 8th from Vancouver. So we are hoping for photos as Arwynne can see it from her window!

Last Quarter Moon on October 15, 2014

Astrology 360: Astrologer Andrew Morton

Andrew Morton is an Astrologer from the United Kingdom and the Founder & Facilitator of AstroQuo. He practices Astrology as a means of enabling and enriching the lives of those who have set themselves on the path to understanding personal truths.

Contact Andrew Morton at www.astroquo.com.

 

 

026—Axis Astrology Podcast: “Libra” (September 21-October 4, 2014)

026—Axis Astrology Podcast: "Libra" (September 21-October 4, 2014)

iTunes-subscribe-button_pink 026—Axis Astrology Podcast: “Libra” (September 21-October 4, 2014) In this episode, Alison and Arwynne discuss the planetary aspects and moon phases for September 21-October 4, 2014. Our Astrology 360 topic is Libra, so we talk about the meaning of the masculine, cardinal, air sign ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty, love and cold hard cash. We discuss some of the themes embodied by this sign and some examples of people with Libra dominant in their charts. Arwynne reviews the Stephen Arroyo book Astrology, Karma and Transformation (The Inner Dimensions of the Birth Chart) | Alison reviews Astrology of Sustainability by J. Lee Lehman, Ph. D.

Planetary transits for September 21-October 4, 2014

  • 21-Sep-2014 Mars Square Neptune: Distraction, deception, delusion, driving in heavy fog, plans falling through
  • 22-Sep-2014 Sun in Libra: Teamwork, partnership activity, beautification & decoration projects, dating/ matchmaking
  • 25-Sep-2014 Jupiter Trine Uranus: Creativity & inspiration, spiritual epiphanies, heightened idealism and activism
  • 27-Sep-2014 Mercury in Scorpio: Deep thoughts, probing investigations, plotting next moves, nursing grudges, snark
  • 29-Sep-2014 Venus in Libra: Idealistic, charming, witty and scintillating interaction, be the life of the party/ perfect host
  • 3-Oct-2014 Sun Square Pluto: Tensions between the unequal, conflicts with domineering people, clashes of egos
  • 4-Oct-2014 Mercury Retrograde: Back up your computers, avoid signing contracts; revisit/ revise/ renew existing deals
  • 4-Oct-2014 Mars Trine Uranus: Daring, revolutionary, original, that extra bit of effort that produces unexpected gains

Astrology 360: Libra

 

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“Beauty is a form of Genius—is higher indeed than Genius, as it needs no explanation. It is one of the great facts of the world, like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in the dark waters of that silver shell we call the moon. It cannot be questioned. It has divine right of sovereignty. It makes princes of those who have it.” — Oscar Wilde, Libra

Libra is the cardinal, masculine air sign ruled by Venus, which also rules Taurus. While Taurus symbolizes the down-to-earth, receptive, nurturing, supportive aspects of the feminine goddess archetype embodied by the mythical Venus, Libra describes the seductive, charming, refined and artful side of Venus—the Ginger to Taurus’ Maryanne or Veronica to her Betty. Hat being the case, it’s interesting that Libra is considered a “masculine” sign and indeed, we can see in the above characterizations that Libra expresses the more active—even aggressive—aspects of the love goddess. As an air sign, Libra is governed by the head more than the heart. For a typical Libra, intimate relationships are based on intellectual affinity and shared interests. They enjoy getting to know their partner over long, deep, wide-ranging conversations that slowly reveal the participants to each other. Affection arises from this mental process of verbal sharing and expressing of ideas, developing strong intellectual bonds with their partners. Libra rising tends to give balanced features, ability to charm people from all levels of society, and some innate aptitude for diplomacy.

Sun & Moon in Libra

 

Sun & Ascendant in Libra

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Libra Rising Rulers

Appropriately, Libra is the most prevalent rising sign for US Presidents, including Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and JFK (see chart below from AstroLibrary.com). It’s also been the rising sign of some other nations’ most popular leaders, including Pierre Trudeau, Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler (I’m sorry but he was undeniably popular).

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  • Oscar Wilde & Lord Alfred Douglas (“the (original) love that dare not speak its name”)
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas (who share a birthday)
  • Susan Sarandon & Tim Robbins (Oscar winning activist actors, together 21 years)

 

The (pleasing, symmetrical) Faces of Libra

 

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025—Axis Astrology Podcast: “Relationship Charts” (September 7-20, 2014)

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025—Axis Astrology Podcast: “Relationship Charts” (September 7-20, 2014)

In this episode, Alison and Arwynne discuss the transits, aspects and moon phases for September 7-20, 2014. Our Astrology 360 topic this time is Relationship Charts, so we talk about the difference between Synastry, composite and Davison charts and give some examples of each. Arwynne reviews Relationships & Life Cycles by Stephen Arroyo and Alison reviews Planets in Composite by Robert Hand.

Planetary transits for September 7-20, 2014

  • 9-Sep-2014 Mercury Square Pluto: Obsessive, control-freaky, psychological, investigative, powerful communications
  • 9-Sep-2014 Venus Opposition Neptune: Confusion, misunderstandings, sensitivity, potential for manipulation, abuse
  • 10-Sep-2014 Mercury Sextile Jupiter: Confidence, expansive thoughts, big plans, traveling or long-distance connections
  • 11-Sep-2014 Sun Sextile Saturn: Responsibility, preparation, commitments, tying up loose ends, solving problems
  • 12-Sep-2014 Mercury Opposition Uranus: Restlessness, excitement, mental agility, new ideas, innovative solutions
  • 13-Sep-2014 Mars in Sagittarius: Adventurous, spontaneous, the “swashbuckler,” outgoing, restless, far-sighted
  • 14-Sep-2014 Venus Trine Pluto: Persuasive, compelling, dramatic, good for seduction, presentations & negotiations
  • 20-Sep-2014 Venus Sextile Saturn: Committed, secure, comfortable, calm —all in the realm of relationships and finances

 

Moon Phases

8-Sep-2014 Full Moon in Pisces

15-Sep-2014 Last Quarter in Gemini

This forecast period sees the Moon moving through the waning half of her cycle and the light diminishing. It suggests a time to finish things off and sow seeds for future cycles still to come. It is not a time for starting things; that will come next time.

Book Reviews

Arwynne reviews Relationships & Life Cycles by Stephen Arroyo, one of the staples of any astrological library. Although there are many concepts covered, from synastry and composite charts to the cycles of the outer planets and their effects on individuals as well as generations, the style is definitely accessible enough to engage ambitious beginners.

UnknownAlison reviews Planets in Composite by Robert Hand.

Planets in Composite is the best book on composite charts that has been around for many years. It is the one I recommend for students who are starting out with composite charts. To be honest there are other books but Rob Hand is the most well known and respected astrologer who writes on this subject. It was interesting that both Arwynne and myself have this book as often our tastes do differ. This book comes highly recommended!

 

Astrology 360: Relationship Charts

For many people, the ability to study the unique dynamics of relationships is the thing that initially draws them into astrology. The insights and descriptive power of the astrological archetypes to capture and define our most intimate interactions seems nothing short of miraculous. Ironically, if you fast-forward a few years and ask almost any professional astrologer what they think of relationship charts, 9 out of 10 will tell you something like this: there are many insights to be had, and many tools with which to excavate them, but no one—and no science, modern or ancient—can tell you whether or not a given relationship will stand the test of time.

“Will my relationship with ‘X’ work out?” … “Is ‘X’ the One?”

These are the wrong questions. Some of the questions astrology can answer—very well in fact—are: “What are my basic needs for long-term happiness and fulfillment in a relationship?” and “Which aspects of my personality contribute to conflicts that repeatedly occur in my relationships?” The same questions apply to your partner. Astrology can also address the dynamics of your relationship, like what attracts you to each other, what you are likely to disagree on, and how you might work around those things. Sometimes just being aware of a potential problem area is enough to enable you to stand back when conflicts flare up, to not take it so personally.

Let’s say, for example, that his Saturn in Cancer squares your Mars in Aries, and a certain type of argument repeatedly occurs in your relationship. When you’re all fired up to initiate action in your life, he always seems to react with caution, bringing up all kinds of worst-case scenarios, which makes you feel restricted and discouraged. You wonder why he can’t just support your ambitions. But by studying the nature of Saturn and Mars in your charts, you may be able to understand that your Martian energy triggers unconscious anxieties in him and, although he wants you to go forth and conquer (in fact, your Martial qualities are probably very attractive to him), he also feels protective of you. He may subconsciously feel that he’d be failing you if he let you run off into battle with gaping holes in your armor, or a faulty sword or whatever. Before he can support your plans, he needs to understand how they will work, and that you’ve considered and prepared for the obstacles and pitfalls ahead. Assuming there’s sufficient trust and commitment in your relationship, you may be able to regard his Saturnian response as helpful, as providing a tactical proving ground where he can help you refine your goals and plot out your best strategies for taking on the world. It won’t be easy, but in time you may stop thinking of him as a wet blanket smothering your fiery energies and begin to see him as the calm, cool water that tempers your blade before battle… or something like that!

 

3 Types of Relationship Chart

1. Synastry: The comparison of two charts, usually presented as “biwheels,” showing one chart inside the other and vice versa. They let you make quick observations, like what signs the planets are concentrated in across both charts, where your planets fall in each other’s charts (i.e.: which houses). You’ll also see the obvious conjunctions where one planet from each chart is in the same degree, but beyond that you’ll want to look at the aspect grid…

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The Aspect Grid: Just like multiplication tables with one person’s planets going across the top and the other down the side. We recommend sticking to the major aspects and keeping the orbs small (opinions vary but they were set at 50% for the example below).

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2. Composite: A mathematical construction that calculates the midpoints between all the planets and points between two people’s charts.The resulting chart is an entirely new entity, but without an actual birth date or location.

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3. Davison: A variation on the composite chart that plots an actual date in time and a point in space at the exact midpoint of your two charts (e.g. mine and Rodger’s is March 28, 1969, 118w09 /50n09). The resulting chart can be used in all the same ways you would use a natal chart; transits, progressions, relocation, even Synastry and composite charts with other people. Comparing our Davison chart with the composite above you can see that the Ascendant is the same, the four outermost planets have shifted just a few degrees at most, and several have flipped sides, so we now have four planets in Aries. Both of these composite charts are all about the 5th-11th house axis, and both have the Moon conjunct the MC in Leo. (From a purely subjective standpoint, I prefer our original composite chart – it’s like 50 Shades of Libra.)

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024—Axis Astrology Podcast “Virgo” (August 24-September 6, 2014)

024—Axis Astrology Podcast “Virgo” (August 24-September 6, 2014)

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024—Axis Astrology Podcast “Virgo” (August 24-September 6, 2014)

In this episode, Alison and Arwynne discuss the transits, aspects and moon phases for August 24-September 6, 2014. Our 360 topic this time is the mutable, feminine earth sign of Virgo. We discuss the meaning of that sign and some of the notable people with Virgo strongly represented in their charts. Arwynne reviews Astro-Logics by Koen Van de Moortel, MSc. and Alison reviews Discovering Eris by Keiron De Grice.

 

Planetary transits for August 24-September 6, 2014

  • Venus Trine Uranus 24-Aug-2014: Pleasant surprises, offbeat or unexpected social activities, spending on technology
  • Mars Conjunct Saturn 25-Aug-2014: delayed action, roadblocks, channel your energies & try to work more efficiently
  • Venus T-Square Mars-Saturn 26-27 Aug-2014: Tension & conflict; sparks fly in relationships & finance, speed bumps
  • Sun Opposition Neptune 29-Aug-2014: Counter misunderstandings/mistrust with openness & sincerity, or wait it out
  • Mercury in Libra 1-Sep-2014: Favors negotiation & fair deals with partners & others, contract negotiations, accords
  • Sun Trine Pluto 3-Sep-2014: Decision-making & tactical planning, seek long-term solutions & solidify commitments
  • Venus in Virgo 5-Sep-2014: Venus in fall. Loved ones, creative projects & expenditures subject to more a critical eye

 

Book Reviews

Arwynne reviews Astro-Logics, a free eBook available online by Koen Van de Moortel, MSc. A quote from his introduction says it best: “It has been different, once upon a time, but today scientists and astrologers tend to disagree seriously. Apart from a few exceptions, there is precious little constructive contact between both communities… The purpose of this writing (and maybe partially, of my life) is, to try to do something about this, i.e. to get scientists a bit more open, and to develop a more scientific attitude among astrologers.” A worthy cause and an excellent, engaging read. Perhaps not for those who prefer to think of astrology as more art than science, but I found it fascinating and it left me wanting more like it. Koen may even consider me his first convert to the Alcabitus house system!

 

Unknown-1Alison reviews Discovering Eris by Keiron De Grice.

Discovering Eris is one of the first books written about Eris which is a “planet” orbiting the Earth way past Pluto. It is known as a Trans Neptunian Object or TNO. Eris moves very slowly at about 560 years for one orbit of the Sun. Many people have Eris in Aries as it has been there since about 1910. Eris has a very interesting retrograde cycle and can “hit” one transit for up to eleven times before moving on. In natal work Eris will come into prominence if it is tightly (less than one degree) conjunct one of your natal planets.

 

Astrology 360: Virgo

Virgo is a feminine, mutable earth sign represented by a woman holding a sheaf of wheat. This is an ancient symbol of Virgo’s relationship to the earth and expresses this sign’s practicality, discrimination and service orientation. Virgo is nurturing, but unlike Cancer (a water sign), Virgo cares through focused and often solitary action. The wheat she harvests will feed not only her children, but the entire village. In medical astrology, Virgo rules the digestive system, which puts everything we consume to use; distributing the nutrients, energy, vitamins and minerals we need to stay healthy and strong, then discarding the rest.

 

Sun & Moon

Sean Connery
Lance Armstrong
Leo Tolstoy
Genghis Khan
Fiona Apple

Sun & ASC

Agatha Christie
David Copperfield
Lyndon Johnson (triple)
Peter Sellers
Ann Richards

The Very Virgos

r-rayRachael Ray (80% Virgo) was born August 25, 1968 in Glens Falls, New York and is an Emmy-award winning television personality and author who currently hosts the syndicated talk/lifestyle program Rachael Ray and two Food Network series, 30 Minute Meals and Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels. Ray has also written a series of cookbooks based on the 30 Minute Meals concept and launched a magazine called “Every Day with Rachael Ray,” in 2005.

She has just about every planet you could have in Virgo at the same time, due to her birth in the heart of the late 60s when Jupiter, Mars and Venus joined the generational Uranus-Pluto conjunction already in progress. Her birth time is unknown so the speculative birth time below puts all those Virgo planets in the sixth house, probably contributing to her high score on Astrotheme. Either way, the Moon and Mercury are there too, which makes her one formidable Virgin.

[Wikipedia, Astrotheme]

 

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“Let women issue a declaration of independence sexually, and absolutely refuse to cohabit with men until they are acknowledged as equals in everything, and the victory would be won in a single week.”
Victoria Woodhull

 

victoria-woodhull-1Victoria Woodhull68% Virgo (September 23, 1838 05:45 AM in Homer OH – June 9, 1927) was a 19th century American feminist also remembered as the first female stockbroker on Wall Street, the first to produce her own newspaper (a radical publication that published the first translation of Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto) and the first woman to run for President, on the Equal Rights Party ticket in 1872. (Abolitionist Frederick Douglass was rumored to be her running mate, but this remains unconfirmed.) Woodhull also worked as a traveling clairvoyant, lobbyist, activist, writer/publisher, investor, teacher and Red Cross volunteer in WWI, which is beautifully symbolized by her Sun-Mercury-Jupiter conjunction in Virgo—on the Ascendant, if her birth time is correct (it was recorded in a collection by William Lilly, but one has to be a bit skeptical of an exact Sun-Ascendant conjunction, especially in a Victorian-era chart draw for the 7th child in a family of 10).

She married three times and had two children, was a very (~ 100 years) early advocate of socialism, free love and birth control. It’s been 140 years and we still haven’t seen a woman President, and these days, just holding one of those views is enough to disqualify a candidate—male or female. Despite her lifelong advocacy for women’s equality in the workplace, politics, church and family, she made enemies of some of the biggest names in 1st Wave Feminism (Moon conjunct Saturn in Scorpio), including Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Harriet Beecher Stowe for her political ambitions (Mars in Leo opposite Neptune in Aquarius!) and outspoken sexual views (Venus opposite Uranus).

 

 

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Biography: VWI, “Victoria Claflin Woodhull Martin,” Bio. A&E Television Networks, Wikipedia.

Chart data: Astrotheme and Astrodatabank, Rodden rating C (Modern Astrology 1921, chart cast by Alan Leo).

023—Axis Astrology Podcast: “The Sun” (August 10-23, 2014)

023—Axis Astrology Podcast: "The Sun" (August 10-23, 2014)

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023—Axis Astrology Podcast: "The Sun" (August 10-23, 2014)

023—Axis Astrology Podcast: “The Sun” (August 10-23, 2014)

In this episode, Alison and Arwynne discuss the transits, aspects and moon phases for August 10-23, 2014. Our 360 topic is the Sun, so we discuss the astrological history and meaning of the Sun and some of the notable people from history with strongly solar charts. Arwynne reviews “SunShines” by Michael Lutin and Alison reviews her new self-published eBook, Introduction to Natal Chart Analysis.

Planetary transits for August 10-23, 2014

  • Venus in Leo 11-Aug-2014: Demonstrative, affectionate, charming, generous, expressive & romantic.
  • Mercury in Virgo 15-Aug-2014: Analyzing, studying, editing, correcting, cataloging, sorting, archiving.
  • Venus Conjunct Jupiter 17-Aug-2014: Optimism, extravagance, overspending, expressing affection.
  • Mercury Opposite Neptune 18-Aug-2014: Clouded judgment, nonlinear thinking, deception, illusion.
  • Mercury Trine Pluto 21-Aug-2014: Powerful words/ideas, conviction, research, probe, investigation.
  • Sun in Virgo 22-Aug-2014: Get focused, commit, filter nonessentials, study, refine, practice, perfect.

 

Moon Phases:

 Full Moon 10-Aug-2014 Full Moon in Aquarius

Last Quarter 17-Aug-2014

Note: This period we are in the waning half of the Moon’s cycle where the light of the Moon is getting less. Things are diminishing and quieting down. It is a period to wrap things up and let things go.

Book Reviews:

Arwynne reviews “SunShines” by Michael Lutin, a slightly disguised-for-beginners look at the North Node in the various houses, depending on your sun sign. In the back, he explains the reasoning behind this method and offers a more straightforward approach (actually two more) for readers who already know the sign and house placement of their North Node. Intermediate/advanced readers may be annoyed by the slight convolution, but reading his insightful, incisive, acerbic interpretations, it’s hard to stay mad. He’s a gifted writer. You’d have to try hard not to get something out of the wisdom and understanding of the human psyche he packs into every page. (His other book mentioned briefly in this podcast is called Childhood Rising: The Astrology of Your Mother, Your Father and You.)

I2N - Cover-page-001Alison reviews her new self-published eBook, Introduction to Natal Chart Analysis, an Intermediate Course Workbook Includes Questions and Answers. A Level 2 astrology book.

This eBook is the second in a series and supports the class room teaching in my Introduction to Natal Chart Analysis course. This course assumes some astrology knowledge and the ability to read the glyphs for signs, planets, house and aspects. This eBook build your knowledge and is a valuable resources for a deeper interpretation of a chart once you get past the Moon in 5th, 6th etc.,

For more information on the classes Alison is teaching starting September 2014 there are details on her website.

Astrology 360: The Sun

An appropriate subject for summer in the northern hemisphere, in which we discuss:

  • What the Sun means in your chart.
  • Why we consider the sun a “planet” in astrology.
  • How Alan Leo popularized “sun sign astrology” in the early 20th century and how this resulted in the conflation of astrology with the sun sign alone. This was good for astrology in terms of popularizing it, but bad in terms of radically simplifying a complex and ancient science. It has meant that we must constantly try to educate the public if we want to gain respect and understanding of the true nature of what astrology can do.
  • Celebrities with strongly solar charts usually have a lot of Leo, frequently with the Sun conjunct the ascendant, making the Sun the ruler of the chart as well as the first house. Two such notable figures are discussed in this episode.

 

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait

Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 at 6:30 am in Philadelphia, PA — February 22, 1987) was an American artist who became the central figure in the movement known as Pop Art. Warhol became famous worldwide for his work as a painter; an avant-garde filmmaker, a record producer, an author and a public figure known for his presence in wildly diverse social circles that included bohemian street people, distinguished intellectuals, Hollywood celebrities and wealthy aristocrats. A controversial figure… generally acknowledged as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. (Wikipedia)

Warhol famously (probably) opined that, “In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes,” which is as fitting an epitaph for someone with so much Leo in his chart as one might hope for. His most lasting contribution transcends the art world, however, in that he changed the way we think about fame as well as art. His ideas challenged the very idea of authorship and ownership (anyone could drop by in his “Factory” and create an “Any Warhol original”) and the debate continues today. The Internet has made us revisit the meaning and motivation behind copyright laws, opened up new avenues for self-publication and micro-financing, and provided artists and fame-seekers of every kind with countless platforms for self-promotion.

 

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cecil_b_demilleCecil B. DeMille (August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959) was an Academy Award-winning American filmmaker in the first half of the 20th century, known for the flamboyance and showmanship of his movies. He directed dozens of silent films during the late 1910s and early 1920s, when he reached the apex of his popularity. DeMille was one of the first directors in Hollywood to become a celebrity in his own right. He had a reputation for being a tyrant on the set and there are stories about actors and actresses who were all but blacklisted after clashing with him on the set. He is probably best known for his 1956 film The Ten Commandments, which is also representative of his penchant for the spectacular, as was the 1952 production of The Greatest Show on Earth which gave DeMille an Oscar for best picture. The Golden Globes’ Lifetime Achievement Award is called the Cecil B. DeMille award. (Wikipedia)

 

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022—Axis Astrology Podcast “Leo” (July 27-August 9, 2014)

022—Axis Astrology Podcast "Leo" (July 27-August 9, 2014)

 

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In this episode, Alison and Arwynne discuss the transits, aspects and moon phases for July 27-August 9, 2014. Our 360 topic is Leo, so we discuss the masculine, fixed fire sign and some notable people from history and personal experience with Leo strongly represented in their charts. Alison reviews UranU.S.A by Nick Dagan Best.

Planetary transits for July 27-August 9, 2014

  • 27-Jul-2014: Venus Opposition Pluto – Manipulation, hidden agendas and power dynamics in relationships
  • 31-Jul-2014: Mercury in Leo – Grandiose, melodramatic, compelling, self-serving, extroverted, long-winded
  • 31-Jul-2014: Venus Square Uranus – Impulsive, disruptive, provocative influence on relationships and spending
  • 31-Jul-2014: Venus Trine Saturn – Stability, practicality, dependability in relationships and financial matters
  • 1-Aug-2014: Mars Square Jupiter – Reckless optimism, inflated sense of one’s abilities, potential success vs. risks.
  • 2-Aug-2014: Mercury Conjunction Jupiter – In Leo: egomania on a grand scale! Watch for this in yourself & others…
  • 2-Aug-2014: Mercury Square Mars – …or else! Add a Mars square and anything you say can become fighting words.
  • 6-Aug-2014: Mars Trine Neptune – Inspiration in action, artistic acts and charitable endeavors, but also aimlessness.
  • 8-Aug-2014: Sun Conjunction Mercury – Communications are direct and clear; you easily put your best foot forward.
  • 8-Aug-2014: Mercury Trine Uranus – Sparks fly in the mental environment, breakthroughs, “eureka” moments.
  • 8-Aug-2014: Sun Trine Uranus – Using the element of surprise to your advantage, feeling inspired or electrified.
  • 8-Aug-2014: Mercury Square Saturn – A tempering effect, limiting thoughts, doubts, planning, exercising caution.
  • 9-Aug-2014: Sun Square Saturn – External forces limit freedom, restriction, judgment, refining your approach.

 

Moon Phases:

First Quarter 3-Aug-2014 Only one this period.

Book Review:

th-1Alison reviews UranU.S.A by Nick Dagan Best. In 2013 I invited Nick to come from his home in Montreal and speak for the astrological community here in Vancouver. He presented a very interesting talk about the research that went into this book. This is a very different book as it is a graphic book with rich images on every full page. This book is about the planet Uranus and specifically it’s recent ingresses into Gemini and this particular relationship with the birth chart of the USA. It is rich with history and contains many charts explaining the events which unfolded during the previous ingresses.

Astrology 360: Leo

Leo is a masculine, fixed fire sign ruled by the sun and represented by the lion, king of the jungle. Leo rules the heart in medical astrology. They make brilliant entertainers (Madonna, Kevin Spacey), formidable leaders (Napoleon, Fidel Castro, Bill Clinton) and influential film directors (Alfred Hitchcock, Christopher Nolan, Stanley Kubrick, James Cameron).

Sun & Moon in Leo:

  • Halle Berry
  • Charlize Theron
  • Patrick Swayze
  • Peter O’Toole
  • Martin Sheen

 

Sun & Ascendant in Leo

  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • Andy Warhol
  • T.E. Lawrence (famously portrayed by Peter O’Toole in the epic “Lawrence of Arabia”))
  • Steve Martin

 

Legendary Leos: The Master and Mistress of Suspense

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Legendary Film Director Alfred Hitchcock was born August 13, 1899 in a Northeast suburb of London called Leytonstone. The next day, Alma Reville, the woman with whom he would collaborate for more than half a century was born in a Nottingham hospital three hours north of London by train. The two were married in 1926 and moved to California after the outbreak of WWII. They made movies and raised a daughter in the Hollywood hills, keeping their family life relatively isolated from their careers as Hollywood legends. By the time of his death in 1980, they had collaborated on 54 films, one for every year they were together. Since his death, he’s been voted the Greatest Director of all Time by Entertainment Weekly, and “Vertigo” (1960) went on to surpass “Citizen Kane” as BFI’s Greatest Movie of All Time (Hitch holds a record four spots on AMC’s Top Ten Films of All Time). He was nominated for Best Director five times but never won, although he was given the Irving Thalberg Lifetime Achievement Award. The credit for this incredible and influential body of work went almost entirely to him, largely because, unlike her husband who famously inserted himself in at least one scene of every film he made, Alma was inclined to avoid the spotlight. Despite this, the nature of their partnership was well known to industry insiders, and in 1979, one year before his death and three years before hers, Alfred Hitchcock accepted the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award with these words:

“I ask permission to mention by name only four people who have given me the most affection, appreciation and encouragement, and constant collaboration. The first of the four is a film editor. The second is a scriptwriter. The third is the mother of my daughter, Pat, and the fourth is as fine a cook as ever performed miracles in a domestic kitchen. And their names are Alma Reville. Had the beautiful Miss Reville not accepted a lifetime contract, without options, as ‘Mrs. Alfred Hitchcock’ some 53 years ago, Mr. Alfred Hitchcock might be in this room tonight — not at this table, but as one of the slower waiters on the floor. I share my award, as I have my life, with her.”

 

Alfred and Alma were born within 24 hours of each other, so their charts have the same overall flavor. They were born during a generational conjunction of Neptune and Pluto in the inquisitive, intellectual sign of Gemini and their films immortalized the era’s fascination with psychology, secrets and lies, misinformation, identity, duality, and of course, the power and destructive potential of information. During the second world war, the Hitchcocks used their considerable skills in service of the war effort, making films like “Lifeboat” and “Foreign Correspondent” (the final scene of which still has the power to trigger one’s patriotic emotions!). Their films pioneered the “thriller” genre, a visually striking style of psychological drama utilizing the most innovative film techniques to draw audiences with an increasing appetite for novelty.

Both Alfred and Alma have Sun-Venus conjunctions in Leo, which describes of their ability to create enduring images that audiences continue to find irresistible some fifty or sixty years later. Both also had Mercury in Virgo square Uranus, tempering the ostentation of their Leo suns with a cool perfectionism and efficiency that resonated with audiences of the late 50s and 60s, a time when Pluto was in Virgo and Neptune was in Scorpio. The Mercury-Uranus square indicates the power to shock and unsettle audiences, as in the infamous shower scene (one hardly needs to qualify this with “in Psycho”), or the scene in “The Birds” when, after a slow, tension-ratcheting build-up, chaos and destruction are finally unleashed on a small coastal town; or the eerie closing scene of the same film, when our protagonists’ car slowly recedes from view under a dark and menacing, bird-shrouded sky. (See movieclips.com for more). One of the few differences in their charts is Alfred’s exact Moon-Jupiter conjunction, most evident in his lifelong battle with obesity.

Alison mentions a film called “Burnt Offerings” during the podcast, which you can read about on IMDB.com and watch in full on YouTube.

 

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Alfred Hitchcock Born: August 13, 1899, Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom at 3:15 pm (Rodin Rating: DD) Died: April 29, 1980, Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California, United States

Alma Reville Born: August 14, 1899, Nottingham, United Kingdom (time unknown) Died: July 6, 1982, Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California, United States [Chart data courtesy of Astrodatabank. Biographical data from Biography.com and IMDB.com.]

021—Axis Astrology Podcast “The North & South Nodes” (July 13-26, 2014)

Listen/download: 021—Axis Astrology Podcast: “The North & South Nodes”

iTunes-subscribe-button_pinkIn this episode, Alison and Arwynne discuss the transits, aspects and moon phases for July 13-26, 2014. Our 360 topic of the day is The North and South Nodes of the Moon, so we discuss what they mean in your chart and give some colorful examples from history, the movies and our personal observations. Arwynne reviews The Soul Purpose by David Railey and Alison reviews The Node Book by Zipporah Pottenger Dobyns.

Planetary transits for July 13-26, 2014:

  • Jupiter in Leo 15-Jul-2014—Go big or go home, your chance to shine, express yourself boldly, spend $ to make money
  • Venus in Cancer 18-Jul-2014—Sensitive, soft-spoken, moody, caring, possessive, protective, clingy, needy, emotional
  • Mercury Trine Neptune 18-Jul-2014—Poetic/ harmonious self-expression, using your words to soothe, seduce or sell
  • Sun Square Mars 18-Jul-2014—Challenges, quick turnarounds, competition, impulsive reactions and irritations
  • Saturn Direct 20-Jul-2014—Whew!
  • Uranus Retrograde 21-Jul-2014—Meh?
  • Mercury Opposition Pluto 21-Jul-2014—secret agendas, digging for the truth, investigating deeper, “truth is out there”
  • Sun in Leo 22-Jul-2014—Summer is here, express yourself, fall in love, enjoy the spotlight, be loud and proud
  • Venus Trine Neptune 23-Jul-2014—romantic, imaginative, creative visualization, seeing the best in your partner/ others
  • Sun Conjunction Jupiter 24-Jul-2014—confidence, generosity, branch out, aim high, grow your business/personal brand
  • Mercury Square Uranus 24-Jul-2014—restless mind, trouble with devices, irritability, seeking novelty for its own sake
  • Mercury Trine Saturn 24-Jul-2014—organized thinking/ planning, able to present ideas in a cautious, deliberate way
  • Mars in Scorpio 25-Jul-2014—Machiavellian, Ninja-like, strategy, stealth, “soft power,” cunning, tactical skills

Moon phases

Last quarter 18-July-2014

New Moon 26-July-2014 at 3 Leo.

New Moon Wishing: At the New Moon find out which house the New Moon will occur in your chart. So 3 Leo this month. Then write a list of 3 things you would like to manifest this month in line with the nature of the house that the New Moon happens. Each month the New Moon will move one house up in your chart so over the course of the year you have a chance to bring forth goodies from each of your houses. At the New Moon, light a candle and read out your list to make it known to the universe. Good luck!

Special Event

Alison is presenting an all day Summer Astrology Workshop in Vancouver on July 26, 2014.

Book Reviews:

Arwynne reviews The Soul Purpose by David Railey, a book that focuses on the sign placement of the North Node with stories and examples from the lives of well-known celebrities and political figures. Definitely beginner-friendly and very readable, this book is an ideal introduction to the subject matter.

Alison reviews The Node Book by Zipporah Pottenger Dobyns. this book details all the planetary nodes and not just the Lunar Nodes. It is what i would call and advanced astrology book but certainly worth the effort to read. Quite a slim volume but the best book I have read on the planetary nodes. It includes ephemeris for the planetary nodes so you can find them for your chart.

 

Astrology 360: The North & South Nodes


(For illustrative purposes only, and not even close to scale.)

The Nodes are two mathematical points in the sky where the orbital path of the moon intersects the apparent path of the sun (from our perspective on earth). The Nodes are always exactly opposite each other so, although some charts only show the North Node, you can always locate the South Node at the very same degree of the opposing sign. The Nodes change signs approximately every 18.5 months, so everyone born within that time will have their Nodes in the same signs. The South Node represents our past (whether that means past lives, our childhood, ancestral history, epigenetic or morphogenetic legacy is up to you). It’s what we’re comfortable with, having already learned or mastered it, but it can also become a crutch if we continue to fall back on what’s familiar, taking the relatively easy road. Conversely, the North Node is what we’re moving towards. It’s new territory that often feels frightening or unnatural to us, but it’s the path we must take in order to move forward—it’s our “north star,” if you will, representing the soul’s purpose or destiny. (And again, the soul could mean an immortal consciousness in the traditional sense, your undying DNA that carries forward the genetic legacy of a thousand generations, or the atoms that compose your current form—the very atoms that once inhabited stars, endlessly recycling and recombining yet intricately connected in quantum communion across the unfathomable aeons of space-time… or something even more incomprehensible but metaphorically meaningful to you.)

Part I: The North Node through the 12 Houses

There is a perpetual tension between the opposing houses where the North and South Nodes are found in your chart, which will depend on your time of birth. Some people follow the path of their North Node so beautifully that they light the way for the rest of us, while others… not so much. Here are some examples of people with the North Node in each of the 12 houses.

  1. Superstars & Supernovas: Martin Luther King, Leonardo da Vinci, Oprah Winfrey, Nelson Mandela, Joseph Stalin, James Dean, Ludwig van Beethoven, Michael Jordon, Amy Winehouse
  2. Self-made Moguls & Trophy Wives: Madonna, Elvis Presley, Brigitte Bardot, Napoleon, Eminem, Robert De Niro, Mohamed Ali, Walt Disney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sharon Tate, Katie Holmes, Portia Di Rossi
  3. Democratizers & Demagogues: John F. Kennedy, Che Guevara, Carlos Castañeda, René Descartes, FDR, Mao Zedong, Copernicus, Deepak Chopra, Vladimir Putin, Julian Assange
  4. Expatriates & Empire Builders: Steve Jobs, Marie Antoinette, Ernest Hemingway, Anna Ilona Staller (Cicciolina), Pope Benedict XVI, Ronald Reagan, Silvio Berlusconi, Rupert Murdoch
  5. Pied Pipers & Predators : Angelina Jolie, Mother Teresa, Bill Gates, Pablo Picasso, Yoko Ono Lennon, Sinéad O’Connor, Norman Rockwell, Woody Allen, Roman Polanski
  6. Humanitarians & Zealots: Abbé Pierre, John Lennon, Sigmund Freud, Noam Chomsky, Jane Addams, John Travolta, Osama bin Laden
  7. Power Partners & Sacred Solitude: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Hillary Clinton, Grace Kelly, Soeur Emmanuelle, Dalai Lama, Elizabeth I
  8. Supreme Commanders & Sacrificial Scapegoats: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Vladimir Lenin, Ayrton Senna, Joan of Arc, Princess Diana, Kurt Cobain
  9. Divine Inspiration & Masters of Manipulation: Maria Callas, Oscar Wilde, Michelangelo, Bob Dylan, Aleister Crowley, Adolph Hitler, Grigori Rasputin
  10. Corporations of One & Legends in their own Minds: Coco Chanel, Gandhi, Andy Warhol, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Céline Dion, Donald Trump, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Charles Manson, Sarah Palin
  11. Cinderella Stories & Social Darwinists: Lady Gaga, Joan Crawford, Cary Grant, Stephen King, Charles Darwin, Camilla Parker-Bowles, Arnold Schwarzenegger, George W. Bush
  12. Sex Symbols & Mad Geniuses: Marilyn Monroe, Johnny Depp, Pamela Anderson, Farrah Fawcett, Vincent van Gogh, Nikola Tesla, Frida Kahlo, Howard Hughes, Philip Seymour Hoffman

 

Part II: The North & South Node at the Movies: Modern Fables that Illustrate the 12 Archetypes

In all of these films, either the main character or the entire plot provides a perfect example of the North Node in a particular sign (in my opinion anyway!). They are organized in pairs to emphasize the ongoing tension as well as the interesting parallels that exist between opposing signs.

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Movies for Aries North Node: The Fighterprincessbride

Gladiator, Rocky, G.I. Jane, Red Sonja

 

Movies for Libra North Node: The Lover

The Princess Bride, All of Me, Jerry Maguire

 

 

chocolat_postersilenceofthelambs_posterMovies for Taurus North Node: The Dilettante

 

Movies for Scorpio North Node: The Detective

The Silence of the Lambs, Eyes Wide Shut, Fight Club

 

 

goodnightandgoodluck_posterraidersofthelostark_posterMovies for Gemini North Node: The Storyteller

 

Movies for Sagittarius North Node: The Truth-Seeker

Indiana Jones, Life of Pi, Dogma

 

 

juno_posterhudsuckerMovies for Cancer North Node: The Caregiver

 

Movies for Capricorn North Node: The CEO

The Hudsucker Proxy, The Edge, The Fog of War

 

 

hairspray07_postercontact_posterMovies for Leo North Node: The Performer

 

Movies for Aquarius North Node: The Pioneer

2001: A Space Odyssey, Contact, Avatar

 

 

wall-e_posterdonniedarko_posterMovies for Virgo North Node: The Service-Driven Life

 

Movies for Pisces North Node: The Death-Dream

Mulholland Dr., Donnie Darko, The Fall, Dead Man

 

020—Axis Astrology Podcast “Cancer” (June 29-July 12, 2014)

020—Axis Astrology Podcast "Cancer" (June 29-July 12, 2014)

Listen/download: 020—Axis Astrology Podcast “Cancer”

In this episode, Alison and Arwynne discuss the transits, aspects and moon phases for June 29-July 12, 2014. In our 360 topic of the day, we talk about the feminine, cardinal water sign of Cancer. We discuss the qualities and characteristics of this sign and some notable people with Cancer strongly represented in their charts. Arwynne reviews The Magic Thread and Through the Looking Glass by Richard Idemon and Alison reviews The Complete Book of Chart Rectification by Carol A. Tebbs.

 

Planetary transits for June 29-July 12, 2014:

  • Venus Square Neptune 29-Jun-2014 – Tension between fantasy and reality in relationships, idealization
  • Mercury Direct 30-Jun-2014 – Whew!
  • Sun Opposition Pluto 3-Jul-2014 – Confrontations, existential threats to ego or social order; power plays
  • Sun Square Uranus 8-Jul-2014 – Insights from out of the blue, bizarre experiences can create inspiration
  • Sun Trine Saturn 8-Jul-2014 – Taking responsibility, doing your duty, set a good example, due diligence
  • Mercury in Cancer 12-Jul-2014 – Sensitivity; comforting, relating, conveying emotions, offering support
  • Venus Trine Mars 12-Jul-2014 – Male and female relations at their best; easy, enjoyable, complementary

Moon Phases

First Quarter – 5 July 2014

Full Moon – 12-July-2014 in Capricorn

Book reviews:

Arwynne reviews The Magic Thread and Through the Looking Glass by Richard Idemon.

 

thAlison reviews The Complete Book of Chart Rectification by Carol A. Tebbs.

Rectification is the method of determining someone’s birth time if they do not know their birth time.

it is a complex techniques and does take a lot of time for the astrologer.

 

 

 

Astrology 360 Topic: Cancer

Cancer is a cardinal, feminine water sign. It is ruled by the Moon and in medical astrology it rules the breasts and stomach.

 

Quintessentially Cancer

Cancer Sun and Moon People

  • Prince William
  • Courtney Love
  • Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
  • Harrison Ford
  • Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
  • George Orwell


Cancer Sun and Rising Sign People

  • 14th Dalai Lama
  • Ross Perot
  • George Michael
  • David Hasselhoff
  • Liv Tyler

 

JohnHenchDisneyJohn Hench (78.7% Cancer, born June 29, 1908, time unknown, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA) was “Disney’s Renaissance artist; Imagineer, philosopher, animator, designer, storyteller [and] voracious reader.” Starting in animation in 1939 as an animator, by 1954, he was developing a giant animatronic squid for “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” which earned him the Oscar for Special Effects. Moving to the “Imagineering” department, he designed the groundbreaking Space Mountain and Tomorrowland attractions among many others worldwide. Due to his strong resemblance to Walt Disney, he was often asked for autographs and pictures with visitors who thought they were meeting Disney himself. (Pictured at right with Walt Disney, courtesy of Wikipedia)

Hench was also responsible for the look of the modern Olympic torch. Nearly all subsequent versions have been modeled after his design for the 1960 Winter Olympics in California. He worked at Disney full time until his death at 95 in 2004. His name tag and the prestigious Disney Legend award for his 65 years of service are prominently displayed in the lobby at Imagineering HQ.

Even without an exact birth time, Cancer is the undisputed ruler of his chart accounting for over 3/4 of the planetary influences, including the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars and the North Node. Jupiter is in Leo, Saturn is in Aries and Uranus is in Capricorn closely opposing most of the Cancer planets. All these placements strongly reinforce the personality that shines through in his biography; they speak of a passionately dedicated man full of life and creativity whose innovative use of technology and ceaseless imagination brought wonder and joy to children for over half a century. Cancer is also associated with patriotism, the home and family, and what could be more perfect than being remembered for designing the Olympic torch, a symbol of patriotism in its purest form, and Disneyland – a symbol so deeply engrained in our collective psyche as to make further definition unnecessary.

Chart below is set for a speculative sunrise birth.

 

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antoniafraserAntonia Fraser (born August 27, 1932, 2:45 AM in London, UK) is an English author of history and novels, best known for writing biographies and detective fiction. She is the second wife of the Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter. Her bestselling books tend to be exhaustively researched biographies of history’s strongest women, including The Warrior Queens, the story of various military royal women since the days of Boadicea and Cleopatra, Marie Antoinette: The Journey, and Mary, Queen of Scots.

Her chart couldn’t be more perfect for a wildly commercially successful author known for bringing history, and the powerful women who helped write it, vividly to life. She has Cancer rising opposite Saturn in Capricorn in the 6th house of work, indicating the dedication and research that goes into writing detail-rich historical novels as well as nonfiction. Her 12th house packed with Venus, Mars, the Moon and Pluto (conjunct the AC in Cancer) shows her love of history, ancestry and her focus on telling the stories of marginalized female characters. Anywhere in her chart, a powerful triple conjunction of Jupiter, Neptune and the Sun especially in Virgo would signify writing talent, and in the third house they practically guarantee it. Finally, Mercury in Leo in the 2nd house suggests a mode of self-expression that brings worldly success and acclaim, and indeed, she has been a fixture on the bestseller lists since the 1970s and many of her books have been adapted for film and television.

 

antoniafraser[Biographical info courtesy of Wikipedia, chart data from Astrotheme.]

Here is a gallery of the Meteora Monasteries in Greece which we talk about briefly in this episode.

 

019—Axis Astrology Podcast “Astrologer Michael O’Connor” (June 15-28, 2014)

Listen/Download: 019—Axis Astrology Podcast: “Astrologer Michael O’Conner”

In this episode, Alison and Arwynne discussed the transits, aspects and moon phases for June 15-28, 2014 and welcomed our guest, Astrologer Michael O’Connor.

Planetary transits for June 15-28, 2014:

  • Mercury in Gemini 16-Jun-2014 – Gossipy, chatty, outgoing, informed, informal, informative, flighty
  • Sun Conjunction Mercury 19-Jun-2014 – Good for making new contacts, communication flows easily
  • Sun in Cancer 20-Jun-2014 – Good for spending time at home, cooking meals, family, nostalgia
  • Venus in Gemini 22-Jun-2014 – Flirtatious, open-minded, good for mingling and meeting new friends
  • Mars Opposition Uranus 24-Jun-2014 – Sudden conflicts and confrontations, outbursts of aggression
  • Sun Trine Neptune 28-Jun-2014 – Imaginative, easygoing, blurring lines, empathic, artistic, spiritual

Moon Phases:

  • 19-June-2014 Last quarter
  • 27-June-2014 New Moon at 6 Cancer

Astrology 360: Michael O’Connor

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Michael O’Connor is a Full Time Professional Astrologer serving an international clientele. The author of a popular weekly horoscope since 1993, Michael also offers visual presentations, lectures and workshops to students of all levels. You can find Michael online at sunstarastrology.com and on Facebook.

 

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