Even Sports Teams Are Affected By Astrology

I found this to be a REALLY interesting depiction of the current astrology…American football fans have recently been dealing with the proposed relocation of several teams due the National Football League’s (NFL’s) concern that the stadium facilities for said teams were inadequate/outdated. While plans were submitted for renovation á la Pluto in Capricorn, despite this it ultimately looks as if the St. Louis Rams (hello, Aries!) and the San Diego Chargers – known affectionately as “The Bolts” for their electric, lightning-bolt insignia (hello, Uranus!) are going to relocate to Los Angeles, California.

Why is this astrologically significant? Because when news of this first hit during mid January 2016, Pluto in Capricorn & Uranus in Aries were squaring each other pretty hardcore.  One better? Black Moon Lilith in companionship-oriented Libra was added to this mix as well, traveling opposite Uranus in Aries (that would be the Rams and the Chargers) and squaring those Pluto in Capricorn renovation plans, so it is rather fitting that these two teams would find themselves “together in exile” from their cities over degraded, sub-par stadium standards (Pluto in Capricorn) since BML symbolizes the (voluntary or involuntary) “Outcast”.

It’s funny, weird, and cool to see the astrology in play so plainly regarding such an ordinary thing; as if these sports teams were somehow literal “avatars” for the astrological energies in  play, LOL!




The Pluto/Uranus Square’s Curtain Call

David Bowie has just passed over to The Other Side, folks – a sad day for all of Rock n Roll indeed! Bowie was a 17 degree Capricorn Sun and thus strongly affected by the current curtain call of the Pluto/Uranus square; very literally manifesting as his shocking (Uranus) death (Pluto). I would wager, though, with Pluto making its excruciating slow march toward his Sun that he had probably seen that freight train coming on the horizon a looooong time ago, even though it seemed sudden to all of us here on the outside. Pluto transits are like that, though…they are very private and interior. But we can even see the Plutonic themes very strongly in the title of his swan song work, “Lazarus”; the Uranian edge coming in as he sings about being “free”.

May he find true liberation in death…his work will always and forever remain immortal, which I think is about the highest honor any Capricorn could ever hope to achieve.  ❤


Relational Friction Under Mars In Libra

There’s definitely something in the air…an electric sort of twinge that feels awfully familiar.  What we are sensing are the energetic effects of Mars in Libra triggering Pluto & Uranus.  Every single time Mars has agitated this duo over the last few years, it is a predictable shit storm (yes, that’s a technical term, LOL) – with Mars in Libra, this tends to dredge up its fair share of conflict in relationships, and from those heightened fight-or-flight responses being triggered, it can certainly generate adrenal fatigue as well. I’ve had 3 consults alone in the last 24 hours that were all dealing with the subject of some pretty major relationship upheaval of one stripe or another, so the planets don’t lie.

The resonant theme I keep seeing running throughout, though, is of people not wanting to be alone – how very Mars in Libra.  If there’s one thing this placement is desirous of, it’s a companion, but sometimes we can’t fight ultimately going our separate ways – our individual evolutionary journey may in fact depend upon it.   Uranus & Pluto are very powerful transpersonal forces, and any time Libra planets get drawn into a T-square with these two it can put a lot of pressure on unions…they either learn how to adapt and move forward, or get stuck in the tar pits of the status quo and wind up extinct. But Mars in Libra’s involvement tends to foretell the individual breaking away from/breaking out of the partnership…our identity as a couple may be inclined to fracture and break when under this kind of strain; especially with Black Moon Lilith nearby and Venus about to submerge into Scorpio, the sign of her detriment.

As I was mulling all of this over, this song suddenly made a very conspicuous appearance out of nowhere; perhaps as if to reinforce my thought process on the matter:


“I am leaving
This is starting
To feel like
It’s right before my eyes
And I can taste it;
It’s my sweet beginning

And I can tell just what you want:
You don’t to be alone
You don’t want to be alone…”

The Universe never ceases to amuse me…! But it is a beginning, even if it’s an end – we must not lose courage! In my 2016 astro-overview (published in my December newsletter), I wrote of Jupiter going into Libra which is kind of A Big Deal for unions. As I said therein, sometimes to be better together, we must grow separately as individuals – if you want to reap the benefits of a better relationship when Jupiter enters this sign next year, better to clear the decks and be alone to do some hardcore self-development if you know what you have 1) isn’t what you want or 2) isn’t working and is legitimately beyond repair.

I know it can be scary. I know it takes bravery. It is a loss, and loss is never easy. But I will relate a personal anecdote here in saying that something I learned about myself some time ago is that I’d rather be alone than “settle for half a loaf”, as a very wise and kindly Grandmother figure once put it to me. I cried so hard when I heard those words…not because I knew it was over at that exact moment, but because it was so utterly validating to hear that someone completely understood what a massive struggle it had been, and – more importantly – assured me that I wasn’t meant to do this to myself. I also want to say that being alone is not a death sentence – it is an opportunity for us to develop a more intimate relationship with ourselves so that when love does find us again, we are able to have a fuller, more complete understanding of our love nature to have a better, happier partnership.

So who can relate?


Music Please, Maestro!

We’re now just days away from the final exact hit of the generationally-defining Pluto/Uranus square! It’s been a long road, and much has changed within the context of our individual and collective lives since this square began in 2012. I’m of the philosophy that every significant life moment requires a soundtrack and the following two songs I find to be particularly emblematic of this energy as a whole – have a listen:

The lyrics that are particularly resonant:

“….This is it; the apocalypse. Whoa.. I’m waking up. I feel it in my bones; enough to make my systems blow. Welcome to the new age, to the new age, welcome to the new age, to the new age.”

“I raise my flag, don my clothes; it’s a revolution I suppose. We’ll paint it red to fit right in. Whoa..”

Radioactive was released in April 2012, just prior to the very first Pluto-Uranus square in June. This not a coincidence – there’s a reason this song took hold in the collective consciousness like it did! Music has the ability to touch the collective because it has an almost mediumistic ability to channel/resonate with the higher, invisible energies of the cosmos. If you want to know what’s going on with the planets, simply take a look at the big musical hits of a given era and they’ll accurately describe the zeitgeist.

It may interest you to know that in astrology, Pluto has dominion over nuclear power and Uranus = revolutions. For further ha-ha’s, note that both Plutonium and Uranium are radioactive elements.


This brings us to our next song –

Key lyrics:

“It’s funny how some distance makes everything seem small, and the fears that once controlled me can’t get to me at all. Up here in the cold thin air I finally can breathe; I know I left a life behind but I’m too relieved to grieve. It’s time to see what I can do; to test the limits and break through. No right, no wrong, no rules for me – I’m free!”

Anyone who has any sort of contact with children has certainly heard this song many times over by now! It’s a hit from the Disney movie “Frozen”, released in late 2013 just a few days prior to the exact heliocentric square of these two planets on November 23rd, so once again we can see how this song had a very direct connection to this energy.

I’ve spoken many times over – particularly in my monthly newsletter – about how one of the primary functions of this square is to break down situations where we’ve been manipulated by things like fear, a sense of inadequacy, and/or scarcity consciousness into remaining in “status quo” situations that have grown stagnant and that have prevented us from breaking new ground essential to our evolutionary growth so that we can finally break free from them. Elsa’s song seems particularly illustrative of this, and it’s is another great example of why a song found a foothold in the collective consciousness like it did.


Before we go, though, let me share with you one of my personal favorites – as much as I love the original, I’ve always had a soft spot for the piano and this one has a slightly more Neptune-in-Pisces approved feel to it courtesy of all the water:


Caught In The Cardinal Crosshairs

Wow, so the last two weeks have been INTENSE, am I right?! It’s been a pretty chaotic astro-scene with Mars re-triggering the Uranus-Pluto square for the THIRD time since the beginning of the year, and I’m about ready for all the madness to stop, aren’t you? I have been observing many sudden upsets all around during this period, from clients to friends & family, so count yourself blessed if the last couple of weeks have been relatively smooth sailing for you & yours!

Whenever we get a planet traversing one of the 4 Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) this lights up the status-quo busting dynamic duo Uranus & Pluto. Things are shifting, and these shifts are pretty seismic – I see them as metaphorical for evolution or extinction. While this does push us to bring our “A” game to the table, sometimes there is also value in knowing when to lay low, because while YOU may be bringing your best to bear, it most certainly does not mean everyone ELSE is! People respond differently to pressure; some rise to the occasion, others snap & lash out. But …Read more…

Misappropriating Counterculture Iconography During The Pluto-Uranus Square

Just. Don’t. Do it.


…..Especially in the name of consumerism!


Here’s why this really doesn’t fly now: The counterculture icons used during Pluto-Uranus conjunction of the mid 1960’s actually *mean something* to people on a visceral level. When you try to “brand” it and commercialize it during the Pluto-Uranus SQUARE of 2012-2015, well, it just winds up pissing people off because it cheapens and commercializes the spirit of what it originally stood for. A cropped-top T-shirt for teenyboppers? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Yeah, I’m sure that’s EXACTLY what the Black Panthers envisioned their image being used for….!  *eyeroll*


Now it’s a FAR different story when something begins its life as sort of commercial icon but then later on becomes adopted as a symbol for the counterculture movement…..!

One of these represents corporate greed deliberately trying to leech off of the zeitgeist because it’s marketable; the other represents The People adopting an image as mascot because they find its symbolism resonant.

Astrologically speaking, this is a pretty clear-cut example of Pluto in Capricorn squaring Uranus in Aries. Pluto in Capricorn not only represents the corporate greed angle, but the corruption/manipulation of a public image to serve a calculated agenda (i.e. profit!) – the Lo-Fi expression of Pluto in Cap is definitely the misappropriation of an *image*. Now the square from this planet to Uranus in Aries is why we’re seeing an attempt to capitalize on that revolutionary, incendiary spirit (precisely what Uranus in Aries represents)….which we last saw during the conjunction of these two planets during the mid 1960’s. Is it any wonder we’re now seeing this re-cycled, re-hashed, re-packaged image regurgitated into something very commercialized? In my opinion, this kind of attempt to put lightning in a bottle (and sell it) is a massive #fail.

And yes, that hashtag use was quite deliberate and very tongue-in-cheek!  😉


Words To Live By….

…when dealing with a Uranus transit: “I didn’t change; I just woke up.”

When Uranus makes significant contact to an individual’s chart, changes *do* happen and those looking in from the outside may indeed be quick point this out.  People may experience us as being “different” during these phases, but when funneling this energy toward its Highest Good, Uranus symbolizes an evolutionary call that shouldn’t be ignored. Cries from those around us demanding that things be put back “the way they were” into stale, familiar habits that we’ve learned by rote fall mute as we suddenly become aware that a pattern will have to be short-circuited in order for us to progress to the next developmental step. This is a valuable safeguard in situations and relationships that have hindered advancement on a soul-level, where we’ve felt “stuck” in a circumstance that has perhaps become customary but just isn’t working for us any longer. Uranus encourages us to step outside the mold and break with the Established Order, because “if what you’re doin’ ain’t workin’, try somethin’ else!”

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Uranus is The Awakener; its key word is liberation. We can’t experience this if we are constantly kowtowing to confines of the traditional and the typical. There is a fine line when  working with the energies of this planet, however, as sometimes these changes can be applied in a non-constructive “disruptive” fashion. Indeed the purpose of any Uranus transit is to interrupt the “normal” flow of activities and relationships so that we find inventive solutions to issues that keep us from moving forward. However, the urge to bust loose, pull the ripcord, and get ourselves free can also have us upsetting the applecart in a way that has the potential to be quite destructive to ourselves and others if we aren’t careful. Uranus transits can denote a level of detachment that is sometimes just plain frightening because it seems so abrupt; appearing to come from out of left field without any rhyme or reason.  Ergo, when there is no thought or care to how this impulse to emancipate oneself is applied, it can entail scenarios where one allows “one bad apple” to “spoil the whole bunch” or throw the proverbial baby out with the bathwater. The earlier instances demonstrate positive change; the latter, reckless abandon. The trick to expressing the energy of this planet in Hi-Fi is for one to commit to adopting a level of personal responsibility during this planetary “wake up call”. It’s a small distinction, but a critically important one if the changes made at this time are to truly be a constructive reform rather than just a “get out of jail free card” cop-out.


The Internet During The Age Of Aquarius

While listening to those around me divulging tales of the latest FB flap, my gears began turning.  I thought about the state of the internet in general nowadays, shaking my head as if to ward off the bad taste these stories had left in my mouth.  Now l firmly believe that everybody is entitled to “a moment” now and again, but for whatever reason, I’ve just found the FB environment can make “having a moment” a way of life for some folks.  Perhaps this is why I’ve felt disinclined to join in all the social networking brujaja despite this being the dawn of the digital Aquarian Age and all.  I think I owe this reticence largely to the fact that I try to actively engage in activities that restore my faith in mankind, not erode it – the former is life-affirming; the latter, an energy sink. So for the time being, I think I will continue to sit this one out.

Mulling this all over and putting it within in an astrological context (as I am inclined to do), I thought it worth noting how the current astro generally facilitates people popping off.  We have some of the most challenging energy we’ve seen in decades out there right now, and some need a release valve for all this pressure/tension. Facebook dust-ups aside,  digital, social Uranus inhabiting in-your-face Aries hots up the internet (and our social networks!) fo’ sho’, and we’ve got a long way to go before Uranus leaves this sign for good in 2019!

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