Sunday, December 21, 2014

António Rosa (Cova do Urso) died

This morning I visited Cova do Urso, blog of Portugese astrologer António Rosa, whom I met in Lisbon during a workshop with Noel Tyl. I was shocked to read that he passed away. António was a very kind and versatile astrologer. He will be missed. I am so sad to have to tell you this.

The In Memoriam is on his site:

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Midwinter and Xmas charts 2014

Winter solstice's chart is for 23:03 GMT this year ( and for December 22, 0:03 in The Netherlands. The chart of that moment shows the Moon rising before the Sun (almost New Moon) and Jupiter as well as Saturn without major aspects within a 5 degree orb. 

Every year in December/January there is a conjunction of the Moon with the Sun in the astrological sign Capricorn. This year it is in the first degree of Capricorn. For those with the first degree of Capricorn, the New Moon is more important than to the rest of us. With this degree in the 10th house, they may expect changes in their public position, for example. When you were born on December 22/23, March 21/22, June 21/22 or September 23/24, the New Moon is in tight aspect with your natal Sun. This is your chance to find out if that really means change starting within a month. That is also true for those who have a 0-1 degree Capricorn, Cancer, Libra or Aries on the horizon (Ascendant-Descendant) or meridian (IC-MC) in the natal or progressed chart. In the 'Beeldgids van de dierenriem' (Helene and Willem A. Koppejan) there is a picture explained by Janduz of a couple holding hands but looking the other way. Another Sabian Symbol is that of a native American chief demanding power. The combination of this points at common or joined responsibilities to be the focus of the month to come. If your chart is being 'charged' by the New Moon, you are maybe about to experience changes in the field of responsibilities at work or at home. And if these changes happen to you, you know that New Moon worked for you:).

Christmas 2014

Most people simply want to know if their Xmas party will be fun. A third of them will check their sun sign to find out beforehand. 

The positions of Venus, Jupiter and midpoint Venus/Jupiter are the position of fun and joy and party time. During the days between Xmas and New Year those with Sun, Venus, Moon, Ascendant or MC in the 22nd (21-22) degree of a fire sign (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) are blessed with Jupiter in Leo Retrograde. This will help them to look back being happy even though there might be a less pleasant person who almost spoiled all the fun. If you were born on or around April 13, August 13 or December 13, this might happen to you. 

A pleasant and loving Xmas is for those with a happy Venus related to their charts. Birthdays between May 8 and 18, September 10 and 20, January 8 and 18 are the lucky birthdays of this year. There is also fun around for those with any position in natal or progressed chart between the 18th and 27th degree of the earth signs Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn. Check your chart!

The day after Xmas Venus will be inconjunct Jupiter to remind us of 'too big, too many, too much'. Your weight might understand this:). 

If your birthday is around end of October/beginnings of November or between January 25 and 31, the midpoint Venus/Jupiter will be on your natal Sun to make you feel happy with Father Xmas.

Of course, your individual charts and personal (or national) circumstances could keep you away from having a party. Xmas is a community celebration and it is a fact that not everybody will be able to join in. But, even if there is just a little bit of light on the horizon, try to be happy about the fact that this celebration has been worldwide for ages because it is the celebration of light and the sun growing. For those in a nasty period the come back of the sun with more light might help them see that there is hope, even in dark hours. That is what Xmas is about. Here is the Xmas chart of Rotterdam. Every place on earth has it's own Xmas chart.
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 Christmas trine
Jupiter is trine Ixion, trine Pholus and trine Eris now. This triangle will be back again in 2015. As little study has been done about the dwarf planet Eris and the asteroids Ixion and Pholus, only time will tell what this trine will mirror. Eris is the symbol of disharmony, Ixion is the symbol of the 'bad guys', Pholus is the man who shot himself. Jupiter expands and helps (even our enemies). Trines are symbols of getting away with it and finding easy ways out. Lucky adjustments to be able to deal with nasty guys? Well, to get back to Xmas: maybe this Jupiter helps those with family problems:). I'll be on the look out for what happens during this trine. 


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Thursday, December 4, 2014

José Mujica, his chart and his exceptional habits

The end of José Mujica's career was near when transit Saturn was opposition his natal Sun and Pluto inconjunct his progressed Sun. Now he can go on living like he used to, in a modest 80m2 house without any luxury with a 3 legged dog and a very old Beetle. That is pretty unusual for a President of Urugay, so I expected an unusual chart. Here is the chart (source is )
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Uranus rises before his Sun and is 'calling' (not aspected)! This VIP Uranus is a sign of being a rebel, being different, somehow, or wanting to make changes and in fact: he is a 'different' person willing to make changes.

There is an important place for the Moon conjunct Galactic Centre, on the Descendant and inconjunct Pluto. Moon inconjunct Pluto is an important aspect in his chart, as both the Moon and Pluto don't make any aspect in orb 5 degree except for the quincunx between them. The aspect refers to submissive (see: ) and forced behavior. The intensity of habits make it difficult to change, even for a leader (Sun without aspects is 'calling' for attention and the starring role) and even for a revolutionary person when it is about systems and the 'people'. In a way, it is a problem to have a Moon-Pluto in conjunction, because you have problems with adjusting. The Moon is Out of Bounds and that points at a key role for emotions, habits, popularity.
Mercury and Venus are also OOB.

With Moon and Uranus as the most important objects (Moon on DC and calling, Uranus rising before Sun and calling) with Sun and Pluto as second best, this chart is the chart of an unusual very devoted and strict  rebel who is a leading authority.

Sun/Moon midpoint in Pisces explains the reigning need for belief systems and ideologies, even more because this midpoint is opposition Neptune. He is being motivated by ideals and a true believer.
A special aspect is Venus in Cancer trine Saturn. Isn't that a perfect symbol of the love of simplicity and economy? But what to do with Venus/Pluto midpoint square Midheaven? Money is strongly related to his status, but in a different way than usual because of his ideals.

People adore him for his simple and unusual way of live. The midpoint Jupiter/Neptune on the IC tells us about the fans and followers of Mujica.

José Mujica sure shows how to make the best of difficult aspects:).


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Sunday, November 30, 2014

True and not true sun signs

Interesting research done by a second date site showed that 2.5 times more members were Capricorns than Sagittarius. It seems strange that the serious Capricorns are more true than the freewheeling Sags but I think that there is more than 1 explanation. Take the horns...for example. Venus and Mars should be considered, too. But, we know that Capricorns mind their status and position and the status quo. When they would like some more adventure, they wouldn't want to risk their mortgage, pay alimony and lose a reputation. That could be a reason to search for a secret date with an odor of 'decency' (instead of sex dates). Long lasting marriages can be boring, of course. Sagittarians would, perhaps, separate sooner.

The second sign on top of the list is Aquarius (adventure, something new) and second last is Scorpio (deeply true). Aries and Taurus are third. Of course, people are not sun signs and stats like these can't be used to accuse any sign of being untrue. There is more in a chart, and much more in a secret dater's chart!

It is an interesting study, because apart from a few famous examples we can't really know who is true, can we?

for the list of members and their signs with the names of the signs in Dutch.


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Sunday, November 23, 2014

New Moon, Sun-Neptune and Maddy McCann again

Yesterday it was New Moon in Sagittarius. This week (on Thursday) the Sun will be square Neptune. 
The New Moon in Sagittarius is conjunct the Sun of Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela. This promises hope for a new start. The solar return of Yulia Timosjenko however has an exact Sun square Neptune, showing delusion. The Moon in Sagittarius conjunct Sun wants us to always look on the bright side, even if you have to see things upside down, and that is where I will start.

We all have our own charts and ways to deal with the transits and cycle of the Moon. Those born with New Moon take good care of themselves and those who are in their heart. New Moons in Sagittarius have the Sun/Moon midpoint in Sagittarius, too. They will want and need space and hope for 'better' somehow, just like we all do these days.  The New Moon in Sagittarius can be the perfect moment to start making plans for the future. It is also the moment of taking care of your ischias or hip bones and not to overdo things, even though your enthusiasm wants you to. Sagittarius and Jupiter are symbols of 'giving advice' and not everyone wants to take it. So I spare you the details and do as Moon in Sagittarius does: pretend that all will be well in the end. The Sun/Moon Sagittarius is full of hope, but...

For some odd reason the negotiations with Iran take place in Sun-Neptune square periods, as if some astrologer is forcing the world leaders to chose the worse moment possible for a clear view, open eye and positive results. In November 2013 I wrote about the 'Sun-Neptune agreement' on my Dutch site Astromarkt (see: ) in a negative way a (like I should, taking Neptune's affliction in mind:). Again, even though the Moon in Sagittarius wants to see the bright sides, I have my doubts. But, of course, there is also a bright side on transits of Neptune, just follow the link.

PS I read that the police is interested in Robert Murat again (see as a witness. When people get very involved somehow (as a witness, as a victim, as the actor, as the investigator or as a suspect), we use to see connections between charts. See it in the 2007 post:

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