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Edward Snowden: The justice of coherence

“Study after study has show that human behavior changes when we know we’re being watched. Under observation, we act less free, which means we effectively *are* less free.”

What is Snowden doing on this Blog? For one his chart is very much Pluto heavy and the above quote was spoken like a true Scorpio Moon. Human behavior is interesting but what makes someone well known for what they have to say?

Edward Snowden is first and foremost FAMOUS. He may not like that one bit, but that is a fact. Famous for what? For uncovering and sharing information. This fits with his chart in which a Gemini Mercury (the message bearer and the Fool) is conjunct the ascendant. On the surface, it is clear from the natal chart. This person will be known due to what they will communicate to the world. A rising planet is our face to the world and if supported by outer planets, it brings some level of fame. A rising Mercury gives a person a youthful persona and appearance. A person who reads, travels and is always searching for new information. He likes the information to be fast and easy to digest. A rising Mercury would also give a remarkable ability to talk and communicate in a flexible manner. However, this is no regular Mercury rising person because his communication is expressed as a reaction to his heavy seventh house placements. Snowden’s Gemini Mercury is in opposition to Jupiter-Uranus in Sagittarius. What he says is all about what he sees outside of his perception. This is a very fascinating position because of how impersonal it may seem. The message of Mercury becomes motivated by the culture and society. Jupiter-Uranus is all about the collective ideals and the big ideas shaping our social institutions, political ideals and pop culture. In itself, Jupiter-Uranus would suggest a person with very innovative or progressive ideas that can be somewhat “over the top” in terms of shaking the status quo. Jupiter makes things big and is often found taking ideas to extreme conclusions that apply to EVERYONE. Jupiter in Sagittarius is society and the tribe. It is not the individual or the family. The mind is therefore geared towards applying concepts to the bigger picture. A very INTJ type of chart if you are into MBTI. Snowden may be aware that his discoveries and explorations can hold a very different meaning on a personal level. He would not be telling us what that meaning is. This position also suggests someone who is very future-oriented and cares more about tomorrow than today. In addition, the position of Jupiter in such close conjunction to Uranus suggests someone who wants to break down the accepted norms and regulations in order to get people to think for themselves. If Jupiter relates to politics and government law, then Uranus relates to technology and innovation. So politics and technology is the theme of his Gemini message. He could have been a good teacher in another life. In all lives, this is a chart of a philosopher. He is a person more concerned with the mind and ideas than anything else. It is a misunderstood place to be because, for others, his ideas hold practical applications that can be hard to deal with. For Snowden, the revealing of structures and ideas is an end in itself. The practical application of the secrets revealed is not something he is likely to be too concerned with…He is always on to the next ideas and the next puzzle piece that needs to be studied. A very restless personality indeed. Funnily enough, Sagittarius is a traditionalist at heart but with Uranus in the mix Snowden is likely to form a personal philosophy in reaction to the accepted norms. I use the word “reaction” because that is how the 7th house works on the psychological level. Whatever Snowden is thinking or telling us is not personal to him. It is not about him at all or his feelings. It is about his Jupiter-Uranus position, which he projects and finds outside of himself. He reacts to this perception of the world and whatever comes out is for everyone to hear. It some ways it is not rational at all because Uranus works in sudden bursts of inspiration. Snowden gets moments of amazing insight and genius that are fleeting. Those moments come and go and sometimes Snowden is awfully bored by how things are. He needs constant stimulation, communication and information. He is easily frustrated if his life is not full of movement and excitement of the intellectual kind. He needs to at least travel inside his mind to keep himself sane. His body and mind are very nervous and electric and can cause high levels of anxiety. 

Mercury in Gemini in opposition to Jupiter-Uranus

The 7th house is how we see the world outside of us. So if the “I” is Snowden’s Mercury, “the world” is the dangerously unstable Jupiter-Uranus. Snowden seeks security and stability above all else, which is elsewhere indicated as an impulse in his chart. His own motivations are universal enough to become a personal cause. The world is symbolized by the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction for a whole generation of people. Therefore, whatever Snowden communicates or becomes known for is about people’s collective fears and desires to change the social order. The interesting thing here is that although this is not personal, it can become a coping mechanism for psychological struggles and inner fears around a lack of stability. Snowden never stood a chance but to fulfill his role one way or another. But he had a choice about how to let it manifest. Aspects always manifest one way or another but the choices are ours. He could have easily stayed in the shadows forever and done well for himself financially. Mercury is not the boss- he is the employee. However, Mercury is also a trickster and The Fool is meant to educate us all in our own foolishness. In addition, with Jupiter-Uranus so close to the descendant, there could have been issues with his teammates at work. He needed to break free before they swallowed him up with their ideas and way of life. The 7th house is that very part of us that can become too passive and immersed up in the social norms and expectations in others. It is easy to reject our 7th house calling and become silent and accommodating. I suspect Snowden used to be funny and harmless. Probably he is now funnier than ever. His humor is likely to be sharp and surprising to people. No one is funnier than a Gemini-Sagittarius and no one is more harmless appearing. He could have said or done outrageous things countless times, but I doubt anyone would take him seriously. Jupiter tends to make things seem humorous and unthreatening. Oh, but Snowden is a gray cardinal at heart. 

“You should always let people underestimate you. Because when people misappraise your intelligence and abilities, they’re merely pointing out their own vulnerabilities—the gaping holes in their judgment that need to stay open if you want to cartwheel through later on a flaming horse, correcting the record with your sword of justice.” 

Why? Looking beyond the obvious, Snowden’s natal chart is powerfully Plutonic. He knows power and he knows how power works. He knows because it is in his psyche to understand it. Snowden is a Scorpio Moon and the rulers of his Moon are a very powerfully positioned. As flexible and easy-going as Snowden may appear on the surface, a deep intensity motivates his actions. For one, Snowden’sSnowden’s core ego is ruled by Mars and Pluto. This is someone with a lot of ambition, tenacity and a certain edge. His Sun conjunct Mars is also in Gemini but the energy works towards his 2nd house. He is someone who can work hard if he is motivated by his values. The 2nd house also relates to our confidence and self-esteem and he is very confident about his intellect (Gemini). In turn, he can make a good income with his abilities around tech and if he puts effort into communicating his values. Sun-Mars is also someone who is a fighter at heart. That said, Snowden’s Sun opposes Neptune, which makes him more of an idealist than a physical fighter. Idealism is a tricky thing but not something to be underestimated. People have done crazy things in the name of idealism. But Neptune doesn’t believe in crazy it only believes in the truth behind the veil. It also believes in isolation and loneliness. It goes without saying that his self-perception is guided by sudden insights (Uranus) and the collective unconscious (Neptune) and is not always realistic in the usual sense of the world real. He could have a hard time grasping his own identity and role in the world. He is a chameleon and his flexibility and curiosity would make him less likely to have a solid sense of Self. The self can be easily discarded for the sake of knowledge. He should avoid lies and deception by people by keeping his suspicions awake, which leads me to suggest that Snowden’s life work is motivated by his own unpleasant experiences around deception. His own lack of clarity about the truth and what is real motivates him to fight for coherence as a form of justice. I usually tell people that the universe would support them if they can channel personal struggles towards actions for the greater good. It is not so much a question of truth but of a higher purpose. 

The clearest and interesting voice in the chart is Snowden’s Scorpio Moon. This Moon is a detective that hears the whispers about the figures who really hold the strings behind the curtain. This Moon understands the hidden aspects of power in an almost visceral manner. It is a great position for detailed hard work and deep research and it would keep the lies of Neptune at bay. Snowden’sSnowden’s Scorpio Moon is a very clear voice in the chart because it is the most challenged planet. Scorpio Moon is all about survival and security. It has the instinct fo a person trapped in a city during an apolocylptic event. It feels this way all the time. It can detect danger miles way and it is a classic position for a spy. It is also all about quiet power rather than laud displays. The Scorpio Moon is best in a crisis and it is nurtured by pressure. This Moon may not like it, but she shines the brightest light when some dirt is uncovered. I should mention that Mark Zuckerberg is a fellow Scorpio Mooner and it is not a coincidence. The previous generation of the computer revolution has all fit with the Pluto in Scorpio generation that brought us the internet. Snowden fits in with the Scorpio theme of the techies but he is younger and his actions are all about moving towards a new way of sharing information that fits in with the new Pluto in the Sagittarius generation. I could write a book about that topic and the figures at play at not today. What about cybersecurity? And what about power in the shadows? This is indicated in Snowdens very strong Saturn conjunct Pluto which supports his Sun-Mars. The rulers of Snowden’s Moon are Saturn-Pluto on his 6th house cusp. This is kind of interesting because this is again someone who is born to work very hard for somebody else who is the boss or handler. However, it is also a position of someone who is very powerful in their own right and with time, will gain authority. Saturn-Pluto people are the ultimate survivors but they also tend to deal with a. Lot of repression from powerful figures who sense their potential and try to nip it in the bud. Authority figures and employers can be a pain. The Libra Saturn-Pluto conjunction is very well aspected so it shows that through his work, Snowden can overcome the struggles of his Moon. I like this position fro him because otherwise, he would be flying off into revolution land. The Saturn-Pluto aspect is grounding and very capable of holding stamina over time. Libra would add some tact and ability to work behind the scenes to reach his goals without always disrupting people and situations apart. The ruler of this conjunction is Venus in Leo, which would add an element of hedonism and fun to otherswise very intellectually driven person. Venus would suggest that Snowden could also learn to live in the moment and enjoy life as he gets older. Leo would also help him take the stage as an authority in his own right and would add a flare of style that otherwise would be misplaced. However, it is naive of us not to consider that Snowden is in danger and he is facing a lot of peers working around him. His superb survival instincts and ability to strategize have always helped him but different transits and times can bring some storms. Venus also rules his 12th house which is most important when it comes to forces isolation, hidden things, hidden enemies and secrets. Snowden would have to think hard about when not to appear visible to others and on “the stage” of public life. He can be faced with some issues around choosing to step out when he should hide. Leo would compel his Venus to go out and communicate (Venus is in the 3rd house) but it is square his Moon and can disrupt his security or health. He would have to pick and choose these battles carefully in the near future.

Composite charts for true long-lasting love

I would like to share my own observations and thoughts on what makes a good composite chart. Many Astrologers don’t see it that way but this has been something I have learned over time and looking at many charts.

A composite chart is a chart of a relationship between two or more people. It is the magical chemistry that happens when two people become connected in a relationship. Personally, I found composite charts to be VERY important if people want to live together or marry.

Getting along or even falling in love with a person is not enough!

Both people are effected by the third entity- the relationship itself. Constant struggles in sex, finances, health, family relations and general quality of life is shown in the composite chart.

I want to say that a composite chart can work or not work depending on the people. The rules are very individual but what is important is that the relationship is significant, strong and long-lasting enough to grow into something. This post would show you examples of good composite charts.

So what do I like seeing in a composite chart of a couple?

Below is one of the best composite charts I have seen. It belongs to Paul and Linda MacCrtaney.

The composite they shared had a SUPER love-stellium of Sun-Venus-Mercury-Chiron and Pluto. That alone is an indicator of soulmates.

Additionally they have Jupiter AND Moon in easy aspect to this cluster of planets. To make this chart even more amazing (Maybe I’m amazed?) they have a second stellium of Saturn-Mars and Uranus. They really have a balance of something unique and creative and yet realistic. Moon conjunct Neptune show real soul mate connection and deep understanding of each other.

They did struggle from some tension between freedom and structure and maybe other people or strange situations trying to break them up. This is a perfect composite chart in every way. It shows hardships but very strong attachment and a bond based on love.

  1. I want to see that your relationship is SIGNIFICANT. This means that all planets form aspects to each other and most importantly that there is at least one conjunction of planets. I don’t want to see planets with only easy aspects and no conjunctions. The best thing for me to see is a three or four planets together or what we call a stellium in astrology. This means this relationship is important and will have effect on the people involved.
  2. I want to see the Sun conjunct Venus, Mercury, Mars or the Moon. The Sun is the life force of the relationship and shows what it is about. I want the sun to have a conjunction to at least Venus. This shows real love and getting-along ability within the relationship. The best relationships have Sun conjunct Venus, Mercury and another planet.
  3. I want a Pluto or Saturn in easy aspect to the stellium or in opposition to it. Yes oppositions are good!
  4. I want Jupiter to have easy aspects to it. This is very important because even if other things in the chart show arguing or other issues in the relationship, a well-placed Jupiter shows the couple can always share a common vision for what they want together. Jupiter also shows that at the end of the day these people are good for one another and this relationship would make them grow in a positive way.I want to see Saturn in a mix of easy and hard aspects. This show this relationship can take formal shape in reality and not just in the fantasy of the lovers. This is a good sign they will make a commitment even if the relationship gets hard. I am not too worried about hard Saturn aspects if there is enough to balance and an element ease to the relationship.I want the Moon to be in a good state. The best is if the Moon is making an easy aspect to the Sun. In some cases, a Moon in opposition to the Sun can also work well. Especially if the Sun is conjunct Venus as mentioned earlier.

What I don’t like seeing for a long-term relationship:

  1. Hard aspects to Neptune and Uranus. This can work great for a creative relationship in the art world but Isn’t good for daily family life. I see this a lot on composite charts of singers and actors. These relationships can feel amazing but are rarely long-lasting. Moon conjunct Uranus or Neptune on the other hand is brilliant in most cases.
  2. I don’t like a Moon that has only hard aspects. This means strong feelings and obsession but no ability to share same space when living together.
  3. I don’t like seeing a composite chart with a Pluto theme if one of the partners is not natally Plutonian.
  4.  I don’t like to see that the composite chart speaks to only one partner. One-sided love is painful.

Another famous couple with an amazing composite chart is Beyonce and Jay-Z.

They have their problems but the composite indicates it is indeed a powerful relationship. Beyonce and Jay-Z share the same thing I keep seeing again and again in long-married couples.

They have SUPER-BIG love stellium in opposition to Mars. Saturn is square the stellium so this one shows a less easy connection but it means they would stay together no matter how hard it gets. They have a less romantic or easy composite compared to McCartney and Linda but it is also more powerful and rare. They have a lot of social power as aa couple as indicated y the focus of planets in Libra and the first house. They have a lot of secret sexual issues creating anger in their psyche as indicated by Mars in the 8th house. This suggests they both act in ways that are unconscious and impulsive and therefore hurtful.

They are also both very independent as indicated by the Venus and Moon conjunction to Uranus. This suggests that together they have sparks of creative energy that is very dynamic. They will stay together a long time as indicated by Saturn that is squaring all this love. They might feel a lot of duty to stay together even if secrets and hardships come up through the mars in the 8th house. What this also means is that being active and making money is an outlet that helps them keep the relationship. The Sun conjunct Moon suggests a real marriage of two souls- male and female. They were meant to be together.

What is the best composite chart you have seen? Do you have any indicators of true love in your composite chart?

To really learn more about composite charts I recommend Robert Hand’s classic book Planets in Composite (1975) . Hand really helped bring the art of composite charts to life and the book is an easy and practical read. You could probably read on your own after reading it.

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Fashion of the Rising Signs: Leo

Today we are going to discuss the appearance and style of Leo.  Out of all the rising signs Leo is usually easy to spot.  As always I will be giving celebrity examples that fit the Leo “look”. This doesn’t mean they have their rising sign in the sign of Leo.  We will discuss the most common facial and physical features, fashion and behavior of the Leo. These are based on my observations and guessing games compared to actual natal charts. Of course each person is unique and ALL placements in your natal chart play a part in how you look!

Let’s start with some characteristic facial features:

The faces are usually wide with a chin that is square or rounded but seems to be a little short. The structure gives that impression of strength and is usually flat and not very sharp.  The forehead tends not to be high, with rounded corners. The most noticeable parts are the cat-like eyes: not big but elongated and shiny. The nose is usually small, short and very cute with a flat bridge and the tip is wider with a nice round bump.  Think of Marline Monroe! You can also notice how other than the tip the nose tends to flatness. Eye color tends to be more light then dark- usually a mix of colors such as hazel or green.

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“Typical” Leo faces are Sun in Cancer and Leo rising Selena Gomez and Virgo Sun Claudia Schiffer and Leo Sun Jenifer Lawrence . Oh, and Johnny Depp is a Leo rising if I ever saw one- just look at that face shape.

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True Leo
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Notice the hair 🙂

They have beautiful thick eyelashes that frame those gorgeous cat eyes.  The mouth is usually the widest part of the face and the teeth are gorgeous.

Leo faces are very appealing and are considered sexy- as they combine cuteness with something a bit feral.

The most famous characteristic is the thick mane of hair. It is a funny thing to mention but tends to be true. Leo beauties have strong, thick and shiny hair which they style in a way that makes it grab attention.  It tends to be parted to the side, have bangs or sit high up like a crown. Hair color even if dark tends to be warm and lean towards golden tones.

The Leo body is not very tall and wider rather rather than elongated. Leo They tends to have wide shoulders and strong muscles. This rising sign is usually athletic and that shows.  If not for their active nature, they can have a bit of baby fat and rounded edges.  The legs and arms are large, the neck not very long. I should mention that all this applies to Leo rising males as well although frankly, suite and black sun glasses are not so interesting to show. You should know that they KNOW how to wear a suite or anything that is royalty worthy.

Leo looks good for several reasons (other than being beautiful): They have good strong body posture and always they carry themselves with dignity.  They also appear confident not just because of the way they sit or stand but due to their hand gestures and the way they hold their head. There is something regal, can be a bit lazy but always self-contained about their body language.  They don’t wave around with their hands in nervous gestures or jump around – they let you come to them. Notice that they also don’t turn their head more than they have to.

Now to some Leo fashion: Leo doesn’t wear baggy clothes. They just don’t. The clothes have to fit and often times they are tight. They choose clothes which they consider classy- something that isn’t always the new trend but makes them feel best dressed. They like to wear fabrics with some sheen and texture to it and love adding jewelry, bags, and ties- anything for a bit more shine. Some would wear “strange” new trends if it makes them feel good but most start off with classic and end up stealing the spot light.  From all the rising signs Leo is most likely to wear gold. Yes this statement is true. They will wear black- because really what they prefer is dramatic color. Noticeable, are the shapes they choose- they don’t mind dramatic big shapes or very tight fits, they are fearless. At heart they are romantics so big frills, long glamorous dresses and geometrical designs are all a great fit. I should mention Andy Warhol was a Leo with a Leo rising- that gives you some clues.  They are cool. Leo is creative, artistic, romantic and warm and that is obvious in their fashion choices.

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Solar colors and attention grabbing shine

Freddie and Beyonce, two famous Leo risings.

I would only like to add that Leo rising tend to be warm and supportive people. They see the world as their stage and are more than willing to have you there with them. They have tremendous creative drive, passion and child-like playfulness. They respect themselves and as a result they respect you.  They have a big heart and a hot temper but they don’t judge. Leo just wants to shine and fill the world with the light of their personality. As long as Leo has that- they behave. If circumstances take away from their light and warmth they turn to anger and depression. Leo rising must not repress their drive and passion- the world is better when they share the full force of who they are.

Sun in the 9th house :The Spiritual Tourist

Key words- self-growth  (Jupiter)

Tip: break free from your ideas- develop new ones

It is my opinion that planets in the 9th house are special planets, as the 9th house signifies a whole new level of mental and spiritual development. The 8th house if you remember is a very dark house- symbolized by a dark hole, cave or the unconscious mind. The 9

The 9th in contrast, is a very bright house- like an open plain where ideas can grow and develop without being hindered by Scorpio issues such as sexual desire or fear. The Sun is our ego and sense of self- therefore its placement is very important if we want to know who we are in this life.  If you have your Sun in the 9

If you have your Sun in the 9th house you are a tourist at heart. Your mission in life is to develop your identity through Philosophical means- seems a bit vague? Maybe because it is.  You probably started this life with very strong opinions about the world. Many 9th house sun people grow in religious families or to parents that had ideals and opinions which they made sure to pass on to their children. Maybe you grew up in an institution with a strong ideology or were strongly influenced by people with ideals and vision. Either way- you thought that good and evil are a well-defined concept. As you grew older you naturally very curious mind required you to learn more. The way you learn depends on many factors but generally, you do this with the sheer power of reason. You’re the type of person who may read study and travel as much as they can.  You have a strong inner need to develop a whole puzzle of ideas and opinions which you can call your own and which define who you are. In many ways – you don’t know who you are until you are older. As I said, your ideas are first influenced by grown-ups and most likely your father (Sun- ego) has made you. Therefore you must embark on a journey of learning that is very personal but also very fun- It is not a painful process.

The way you learn depends on many factors but generally you do this with the sheer power of reason. You’re the type of person who may read study and travel as much as they can.  You have a strong inner need to develop a whole puzzle of ideas and opinions which you can call your own and which define who you are. In many ways – you don’t know who you are until you are older. As I said, your ideas are first influenced by grown-ups and most likely your father (Sun- ego) has made you. Therefore you must embark on a journey of learning that is very personal but also very fun- It is not a painful process.

Sun in the 9th house people have a thing for cultures that is exciting to note. They adore traveling and talking to people from all over the world. Some even marry foreigners and speak a dozen languages. Anthropology, philosophy, law and religious studies are all fields of interests to them. Though some may choose a less conventional path of thinking and invent their own new ideas, but this is rare because Sagittarius rules the 9th house- and he at heart is more traditional.Anyway, the highest self of this people needs to be in touch with the world at large or it will sink into self-loathing. Getting out into the world to study and meet the full force of history is necessary.

You are probably a very open minded person and are not afraid of anything different. In fact- you love anything different! You love people, the world and have a whole pool f optimism to share. But its not the foolish kind of joy, Rather you know so much of everything that you can see the joke.

Isn’t life funny and strange?  

You know the past and you look into the future into a better world- but never throwing away tradition and the mistakes of history. Your true self is connected to the ones of all of humanity and is able to share your knowledge with the world. As long as you develop you individual self and don’t become too rigid in traditional ways of thinking.

 

What do Hannibal and law and Order have in common? Scorpio of course

Many of you may know the show or at least heard about it, and for good reason. The show focuses on a highly intelligent psychopath doctor Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), who happens to also cook gourmet meals from his victims. Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) is an empath with some issues…They both are there to solve the crimes. In itself not too different than most in the criminal genre including TV shows like: Law and order or Criminal Minds. To make story short this show is not for the weak of stomach. As someone with high level of empathy myself, I found the images of body parts and death hard to watch. Although i really I love shows that feature an in depth look at a character’s psychology and I don’t mind murder and crime in the mix but this show crosses the line for me.

Anyway, the cool thing is the astrology of this show’s two main characters. When I see shows like that all I can think of is: Scorpio, Scorpio…and amazingly it is the very much the case. If detective shows had a horoscope it would be in the signs of Virgo, Scorpio and Aries.

Dick wolf the creator of: Law and Order, Chicago P.D, SVU is a Scorpio Moon, Venus and Jupiter.

Hannibal has two main characters for three seasons, that make the show (not including all the dead and abused people) and for the sake of TV they are an Astrological couple.Hugh Dancy who plays the troubled empath that can get into the head of any psychopath is a Gemini with Scorpio Moon and Hannibal played by Mads Mikkelsen is a double Scorpio: Sun, and Moon with a strong Capricorn stellium that allows him to play the cold, sophisticated doctor. They are promised to understand each other and get along very well. Hugh also has his Mars in Aries which after Scorpio is a most common sign associated with heroic action and violence.

Interesting isn’t it? I would like to one day write a detailed analysis on the subject.

Do you watch this show? If you do I would love to know your sign.

Dont Worry Virgo: Jupiter Likes You

Jupiter is the planet of expansion, specifically the expansion of the higher mind. Mercury rules the communications of ideas but its Jupiter that rules the learning that is required. How do we learn? We need to expand the limits of our minds so that new ideas can come in. The real purpose of Jupiter is to allow you to reach the highest spiritual potential in this life.

Jupiter in your natal chart is the equivalent of a lucky charm that pushes you towards something better. But this “lucky charm” has its own rules and limits mainly that it should be used to expand your soul and mind that is true even if Jupiter give you money. Jupiter can make you rich and famous but only so you can become better through it. Let’s say you suddenly become rich during a Jupiter transit- it still has a higher purpose you must find out.

Today I am going to talk about the restricted Jupiter, the Jupiter that falls into a Sign, House or Aspect that doesn’t allow expansion. For example, Jupiter in the 6th or in Virgo is restricted because this places work against the nature of Jupiter.  Virgo likes to look at details, making things smaller and as I said Jupiter likes things bigger.

So what does it mean to have your Jupiter in Virgo? It means you will find your spiritual development in the Virgo realm, in itself there nothing wrong with that. People with this placement do well and feel good serving others. The type of service would be seen by the house Jupiter is in. In either case, Jupiter likes to teach you things and here it allows you to be a student of the spiritual in a very material way. You may join groups that study together, you may read allot or work in service of others who need help.

The problem is going to be that your thinking is very details and deep but it doesn’t seem to give you the bigger picture. You see all the little pieces of the puzzle and you understand each of them very well but you don’t always know how to put them together.

What to do? Embrace the house placement and you will be able to make the puzzle whole. Jupiter in the 3rd house for example will make an amazing teacher, writer and speaker about philosophy, religion and media. You have Jupiter in the 5th house? You will do well to give light and humor to others in a creative way; this is the creative teacher or the laughing Dalai Lama.

The real truth here is that Jupiter in Virgo is capable of bringing so much kindness and happiness to others in the world. You bring your lucky charm to serve others- and you love it for in allows you to grow and learn. So pleas for the sake of humanity, embrace the limitations of life and you will see how giving can be your reward. You will find yourself feeling whole with Jupiter and with knowing your true purpose in life.

What is your Jupiter purpose?   

Finding Love and Astrology

Today’s post is going to be a little different and even a bit more personal perhaps. Love is something we all need and want and today I want to talk about that. When we think of love,we think about that person that can complete us and love us as we love them. Everyones definition of love is different but we all agree its a positive thing. I agree love is the most beautiful experience we humans can have. But  I also think love can be confused with passion,need,fear,attraction,you see the dangers here? from an astrological point of view this is even more evident. We all have deep emotional needs and just by looking at your moon placement this needs can be revealed to you. But is the person that is going to fulfill this need be the right one for you? not necessarily. You can fall in love and have a great connection with someone but that doesn’t promise a lasting and healthy relationship for you both. So when looking at your birth chart look at it as a whole not just the Moon,Venus or Mars. When a friend asked me once to tell her if she had a future with a boyfriend I realized how important it is to see the whole picture. she is a beautiful cancer sun with Libra moon and rising and her loved one a Scorpio sun. That was all the information I had about him. So I decided to rely on her chart alone and talk to her about her needs and patterns in relationships. In other words,love calls for self understanding more then compatibility with any zodiac sign. If you know who you are then you can build a relationship that lasts and makes you happy. Instead of looking for someone to complete you,be complete on your own. Love should be two people adding more to each others whole and growing better and stronger together. What about passion you ask? attractions is like a primitive compass towards a person that could be good for you. A woman with Mars in Aries would like man that acts like and Aries. It doesn’t mean she need to date one! Instead she can know what she likes and search for that in a partner. Don’t get me wrong,If you know your partners birth chart then that is useful. You should get to know and understand him or her the same way. Don’t search if you are compatible! Instead search to understand him or her in the best way you can.

Here is an overview of what each planet can tell you about love in your life:

Sun: Where you need to take center stage in a relationship,where you feel at ease at the beginning of a relationship.

Moon: The kind of connection you seek and how you react to love,anger,fear in relationships.

Mercury: How do you communicate In love and friendships? what kind of conversation you enjoy and need? Do you need marriage or friendship and a non traditional relationship?

Venus: How do you express love? do you touch,kiss,talk or stay silent with a dreamy look in your eyes?

what kind of environment or values you need to have love? (The perfect woman)

Mars: How to you handle you active life?  How you show anger and how strong your sex drive? (the perfect man)

Saturn: Your hardships and your triumphs,the long lasting partnerships.

Jupiter: Where you are lucky in love and what spiritual values you hold.

Rising sign:  How you look to potential lovers and how you express yourself when you hide who you are.

Tell me  what is love in your opinion?

Do you think astrology should be used to find love? or do you agree its only  a tool for self knowing?

Have a beautiful day

Dido: No Love Without Freedom

Dido,a unique singer with her own individual recognizable voice. Her songs speak of love,freedom and devotion, but what kind of love? I know completely nothing of her personal life but through reading the birth chart and her music Ill try to paint a picture.Dido is a Capricorn but by now you know how misleading the sun sign can be! She does not sing about the Capricorian kind of relationship where stability and honor play the highest part. No,instead she speaks of a spiritual love:

“There will be no white flag above my door
I’m in love and always will be “-White Flag

Her songs contain a devoted kind of love but also anguish and sensitivity. For most people her songs- even the sad ones, have a positive message. Why? perhaps because of the sensitivity and humility in the lyrics as well as the gentle way she presents herself.  Dido has her Mars in Pisces and Venus in Aquarius,together this combination is just what I described.

Mars in Pisces are not action takers,they are very sensitive in the way they present themselves and at times even passive. This placement in a female chart shows us that she likes man that are quite,gentle dreamers. She supports this sensitive man in their difficulty to face the “real practical world” and as a Capricorn she is more then capable of doing this. Venus in Aquarius is also the kind to choose spiritual or intellectual kind of love over the sensual. She is the one to sacrifice herself for love-if the love meets her ideal. the ideal is freedom!

“No love without freedom
No love without freedom
No love without freedom
No freedom without love”

This themes of having a partner to give her that freedom comes up again and again in many of her songs (Hunter for example). So what we have here is someone that gives all to a a partner that doesn’t necessarily answer that need for her to be herself, but being a devoted Pisces Venus she ends up staying and sacrificing her need,or ending the relationship.

Its not a person with easy kind of relationships at all. Her gifts lay in her ability to love as her true self and a partner that can appreciate the realness and open devotion is the one she needs.

Lastly,lets look at the moons placement as it shows a great deal about ones emotional world. Dido’s moon is in Aries,a very fiery dramatic placement that is great for actresses and authors. This moon is also very idealistic! they fight for a spiritual cause. Its also a good balance to the passive Mars and always there to carry on after a broken heart-and keep on believing in love and freedom.

“FROOT” new Marina and the Diamonds Single Review!

I’m a big fan of Marina and the Diamonds,why? she is all about clever lyrics masked in pop and covered in the sugary archetype of the modern female. Like in her album Electra Heart where she tries on different masks and persona’s. From the Teen Idle blond too the home wrecker. So I’m more then excited about FROOT and hearing something new.

Froot,is a sexy bold super sugary disco single with smart lyrics. But its not without depth,I think. If you read the lyrics you have to appreciate how smart they are and how maybe they mask something more. Like the circle of life and how love and romance need to be tended too so they don’t wither and die. We forget that,but talking about sex and love in metaphors of fruit and flowers isn’t silly,

Romance is simple,but it needs some effort and the right momentum to thrive. Marina combines her vocals to tell a story of love that is touched by sadness and yearning,

Guess Marina’s sun sign? Yes a Libra she is! And who else to embody the intellectual cleverness in her music with the flashy style and beauty? Similar to Gwen Stefani she takes the archetype of the female and gives it a twist,playing with culture and fashion. But with a strong say about longing and love. Libra knows how to be sexy and how to wear the right mask and as such they tend to hurt a great deal in their hearts and relationships. Because they can charm and live the fairytale but without having real inner needs met by the partner.

Marina Diamndis has her moon in the sign of Leo,adding a flare for drama and stage presence. Both her Venus and mars are in the sign of Virgo. I think the combination of Libra and Virgo in a chart makes a person deeply clever,smart,good with words. With mercury in Libra writing songs about Libra subjects makes sense. Writing about beauty and love in the eyes of society for example. as apposed to writing about love from a Scorpio prospective that is more personal,yet less universal.

In a simplistic way I would say this is a chart of a charming person,clever,good with words more intellectual then emotional and yet in need of balance. With the moon in Leo a great sensitivity and need for passion is apposed to the “smart’ nature of Venus in Virgo. But Virgo is an earth sign and as such is very sensual as well. If allowed this person can deeply love and commit to helping a partner. Mars in Virgo likes to work and help a partner and make them better,which is good as long as they don’t try and remake the person they love. The moon in Leo is good here though for it allows Marina to even be a public figure. Virgo alone doesn’t like the stage,and most stars like Madonna or Beyonce have strong Leo,Libra or scorpio to help them out.

FROOT is just this blend of sensuality with very detailed lyrics (Virgo) build on word play and fun (Libra). All with the yearning for perfect romance when the fruit is still ripe (Leo moon). as well as some dark undertone of knowing it can not be and being faced with restrictions…If only love could be so fun! Marina and the diamond is still and outsider and with her Saturn in Scorpio is bound to always feel like one. But she is just as bound to shine in what shes good at. Becoming successful in the public sphere she can be the outsider that becomes the mainstream embodiment of a pop star. While still being critical of that stardom,all along telling us stories we can relate to.

Musical and Artistic Talent in an Astrological Chart

A wonderful example of how elements in a artists and musicains birth chart work.

Vic DiCara's Astrology

Creative artists, especially musicians have always been extremely charming, attractive and magnetic to their fellow humans. Lets take a look at how to spot and understand the nature and extent of artistic talent in an astrological birth chart.

The two houses which neighbor the 4th House are the anchor points of our creative talent. Why is the 4th house so important for artists and musicians? Because it is the core of our emotional self. Think carefully about what it is which we find attractive and compelling about artists and musicians – it is the way that they make their inner selves emotionally accessible to us.

Therefore the 4th House – the inner, private core of a person – is the main locus of artistic potential. And the two neighbors of that house (the 3rd and 5th houses) are crucially important to artists, because it is these houses which express or…

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