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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

October 02, 2015 Weekend Ricksterscope

5R’s – Incredible   to 1R – Awful

We begin the weekend with the Moon transiting friendly and sociable Gemini. Conversations are lively with the Moon sextile to Uranus Friday evening. The Moon moves into family-oriented and emotional Cancer late on Saturday afternoon. Mercury continues its retrograde motion, so communications snafus continue.

Aries – Speak your mind on Friday and Saturday this weekend. You might also have an issue with a neighbor or sibling. Let others challenge your ideas as this may broaden your thinking. Don’t argue with an older woman or family member.  Head on home Saturday night. Home and family are important then. You feel contented and benevolent. You’re experiencing life with greater emotional intensity. Nevertheless, your libido level is set on high this weekend. If your partner is in the mood, s/he will be quite fortunate. These aspects also enhance your creativity. Sunday is a bit different. You might be hyper-critical then, which would be an indication that you are repressing your emotions. RRRR

Taurus – Financial issues surface this weekend on Friday and Saturday during the day. Be careful as Mercury doing the backward dance could cause errors and mistakes. Someone could take advantage of your good nature on Friday, but it’s not too serious. Catch up on answering email and phone calls the remainder of the weekend. Hang out with friends and neighbors in the evening. You are able to take decisive action on Saturday. Early afternoon looks especially pleasant with warm and affectionate feelings between you and others. However, on Sunday there seems to be a gulf between you and others. You might feel isolated. RRRR

Gemini – The time is right to go for what you want on Friday and Saturday this weekend as the Moon shines on your sign. Face the truth about the hidden aspects of your life and yourself. They really aren’t that bad and could be a source of strength (if you face and control these things). You might be shown the spiritual dimensions of your life. You’ll probably want to help others. You tend to be very idealistic now. You feel as though you can handle almost anything on Saturday, but remain realistic and don’t get in over your head. Look for small but pleasant gestures from those around you. Money issues need to be handled on Sunday. Check for mistakes or errors. A partnership matter takes an unexpected turn on Sunday as well. It’s probably temporary but exciting nevertheless. RRRRR

Cancer – You could be slow to get going this weekend. You’re probably nowhere to be found until Saturday evening. You’re likely to be very sensitive to other people’s moods, and you’re willing to lend them a sympathetic and friendly ear. Then you enter the scene all smiles. What would make you smile even bigger? Go for it. You may have some big plans on Saturday. The details might trip you up if you’re not careful. Your partner needs a lover, not a father on Saturday night. Give him/her some space. Your imagination is stimulated on Sunday producing some lovely dreams. You might want to shake things up on Sunday night.  RRRRR

Leo – Good times with friends are to be had the first part of this weekend. Zero in on what or whom you want. It’s a time of increased optimism and self-confidence. Others look to you for leadership. Your mind is clear on Friday, and you’re good with details. You could be a bit restless, however. You want your relationships to be dependable and stable. You’re able to work with others effectively on Saturday. Socialize during the day. You’re unlikely to be found Saturday night and Sunday. Perhaps you just need a little down time. RRRR  

Virgo – You are in charge on Friday night and Saturday this week. You have quite a few responsibilities, and you handle them effectively and efficiently as usual. You could be drawn to some unusually intense and powerful people. You’re quite curious about unfamiliar facts and new ideas. Chat away. Forget about work and get together with friends the remainder of the weekend. A good time will be had by all. A love relationship could blossom on Saturday, and if you’re a creative type, that is enhanced as well. Expect the unexpected on Sunday. Don’t expect things to go as planned. Go with the flow, and you’ll be just fine. Surprising energy could burst out everywhere. RRRRR

Libra – Reach out to someone at a distance or someone who is quite different than you are on Friday. Exchange ideas, and see if this person’s ideas work for you. You’re feeling quite amorous on Friday. You have a chance to resolve something so that it will be less of a burden in the future. Your mind is stimulated, and you can break out of a mental rut. You are in demand from Saturday evening on into Sunday. Career and professional issues are important. You’re very curious on Saturday. Speak your mind as you can get through to others. However, you may need to keep a tight rein on yourself on Sunday. You are a bit like the forbidden fruit: seductive and dangerous.  RRRRR

Scorpio – Spending time with that one special someone is what you want to do on Friday and the first part of Saturday. Your emotional encounters are intense. You have idealistic goals, and you will likely want to help others at this time. Personal interchanges are favored. You could be tempted to gamble. If so, know and understand the risks. You’ll want to look for something different or out of the ordinary the remainder of the weekend. A short trip or a good movie could work. You feel contented and at ease on Saturday, however your libido is quite strong. You probably have a lot to say on Sunday. Go ahead and speak your mind. Use your power creatively. RRRRR

Sagittarius – Defer on Friday and part of Saturday. You’re popular and others want your attention. Let someone else make the first move. Nevertheless, you can get your point across. But, consider others’ sensitivities. Look for fresh new viewpoints as well. Thoughts could flash through your mind at lightning speed. Spend time with one special person or get to know someone better the reminder of the weekend. You try to live through your feelings as well as your intellect on Sunday. It’s a time of balance and equilibrium in your life. You understand your own emotions as well as those of others. RRRRR

Capricorn – You’re busy at work on Friday. As a matter of fact, you might even have to go in for a while on Saturday. You are warm and friendly to others. And, you will be successful at patterning your world as you wish. On Saturday evening, however, others seek you out. Your popularity is on the rise. You might feel assertive, but step back for now. Try not to confuse others on Sunday. It could be that your actions and your words are not consistent. Your feelings are intense, nevertheless. RRRR

Aquarius – Your playfulness is impressive on Friday and Saturday this weekend. Flirt away. Creativity is also abundant in your life. Write, play music, or paint. It’s all good. Romantic relationships are also favored. Don’t let the intimacy scare you away. You’re assertive, and your energy level is high. Find common ground with someone. You may have work to do the remainder of the weekend. You have the discipline and the concentration to get a lot done. Long range planning is favored. Nothing escapes your perspicacity. The unexpected occurs Sunday afternoon. Stay calm. You might even enjoy the surprise. RRRRR 

Pisces – You enjoy home and family on Friday and Saturday this weekend. You’re able to relax and enjoy yourself. Your thinking is clear and precise. But, it’s time to go out and play the rest of the weekend. Fun, games, and romance abound. You might have something to celebrate. You may need to let off some steam. Energy flows easily and smoothly, and life seems a little easier on Sunday. You seek more profound experiences on Sunday night. Superficiality does not impress you. You’re looking for something deeper and more meaningful. In some ways, it may seem as if you are starting a new life. RRRR

Wednesday, September 23, 2015



Eclipses are very important astrological (as well as astronomical) events. And, we have a total lunar eclipse headed toward us and due to arrive on August 7. Lunar eclipses occur at the time of a full Moon, and this one will occur in the sign of Aquarius. Some astrologers believe that the effects and influence of an eclipse only lasts a few weeks (at the most). Others believe that the effects can last and influence what might happen for up to two or three years. The eclipse point is activated a few days before the eclipse, and as other planets pass over the eclipse point in the future, the energy of the eclipse is again activated. I’ll give you a couple of quotes from different prominent astrologers to give you an idea of what I mean.

From Debbi Kempton-Smith:

Don’t mess with eclipses.

Those old eclipses will stir you up all right. All sorts of feelings leap out of you. And if you regard an eclipse as a period of instability where new attitudes come up into view, you’ll find they’re wonderful for getting rid of old muck inside of you.

The trick is not to act more than necessary when an eclipse is operating. It may be necessary to act more than you would during normal times because of outside changes, but do not do more than you must. People are stirred up now.
Ten days before and three days after the eclipse is the unstable period. We call it the shadow of the eclipse. Big business deals and big love deals swirl around in the ethers; don’t initiate action or decide issues until you count one, two, three days after the eclipse.
Do you want that new job badly? Wait. You’ve fallen madly in love? Fine. That’s what eclipses are for, to stir you up. But keep your cotton pickin’ hands to yourself until you count one, two, three days after the eclipse if you want the romance to last. Well, you can neck a little bit.

From Celeste Teal:

Several formulas exist for determining the life span of an eclipse, with conflicting formulas purportedly coming from the same highly reputable source, none other than Ptolemy, so this has been a somewhat murky area. As already mentioned in the introduction, the most often heard rule is that a Solar eclipse has an effect that lasts as long in years as the eclipse lasts in hours, which gives the average Solar eclipse a life span of about three and a half years. This means that at certain times within that period, events signified in the eclipse chart will occur and that conditions symbolized by the eclipse will continue.
The most often heard rule applied to a lunar eclipse is that it has an effect duration, or life span, of one month for every hour of the eclipse shadow, equaling up to about six months at most.
However, in many years of research, I was never able to get the Lunar eclipse to fit this formula. Lunar eclipses and their effects consistently gave results indicating that they were sensitive much longer than a few months.
By now, I am convinced … that the Lunar eclipse, like the Solar eclipse, [should] be given a life span of one year for every hour of the eclipse shadow.
This means that the average eclipse life span is 3.5 years during which the degree of the zodiac where the eclipse formed remains sensitive. It is sometimes longer or shorter than that. 

From Jacqueline Bigar:

Eclipse Frenzy: Where Is The Popcorn Remember the movie or movies when an eclipse occurs and the primitive people of that film script think the world is ending? Sometimes when I see people upset with the knowledge but not the understanding of an eclipse, I am reminded of those scenes. The sky darkens, the winds etc.. Yes, the world is ending.  
Eclipses really are no big deal unless one of your planets is hit by them and within 2 degrees. That is where it ends and begins. So pull back if you are nervous about the eclipse on September 27. We are looking at a Lunar eclipse at 4 Aries (impacting 2 Aries or Libra to 6 Aries/Libra)
Translation: this is a Full Moon eclipse, so Full Moon energy will add to the impact of the eclipse that day, or days around it.  
Eclipses tend to drain energy from people the day before and the day. Lunar eclipses, I have been told will impact you physically less if you eat food grown in the earth on the days around the eclipse. Bring on the potatoes...  
Eclipses are about conjunctions and oppositions. Those planets hit in conjunction and opposition are most likely to be hit with the 2 degree range and this is a large orb. Trust me, as one who has worked with eclipses on people's chart a lot. 
The timing is such (for a lunar eclipse): within seven days you will have a clue as to what it means. 1 month more. 6 months you are sure of the issue and the implications. 12 months are a marker but completion takes 18 months.  
For a solar eclipse: One week, three months, six months and finally a year, at which point you can see the total picture. One can rarely imagine the outcome at the beginning because of the Uranian activity and the individualization of each chart, even those with near identical charts.

From Robert Hand:

I am not among those who believe that an eclipse may have a great effect years later, unless it is reinforced by more recent transiting events, which in my experience are usually sufficient to explain the event. But, oddly enough, the triggering transit sometimes precedes the eclipse by a couple of months.  

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

September 25, 2015 Weekend Ricksterscope

5R’s – Incredible  to  1R – Awful

The weekend begins with the Moon transiting the sign of Aquarius. It changes signs and enters Pisces just after noon on Friday. Mars squares Saturn (in Sagittarius now) early in the evening. Saturn wants us to focus on something (perhaps political or philosophical), but that could cause irritation and even anger. The Moon moves into Aries just after noon on Sunday. The total lunar eclipse occurs that evening in the same sign. Is your individuality more important, or is it more important to get along with others. It’s an interesting dilemma.

Aries – You might be slow to get started this weekend. Don’t challenge a boss or other authority figure on Friday. Be careful if traveling. Creative ideas keep popping up. Others wonder where you are until you show up on the scene on Sunday afternoon wearing an impressive and big smile (and, perhaps not much else). That along with the bounce in your step is sure to arouse the curiosity of others. Do you really want to spill the beans, though? With a total lunar eclipse shining down on your sign, you don’t have to be too aggressive. You will be more than in the spotlight. You’re very likely to get what you want, so choose wisely. Someone has accepted your gracious apology, so let it go.  RRRRR

Taurus – You’re in charge on Friday, and good feelings are abundant. Unexpected opportunities may arise on Friday night, and the easy flow of energy makes it easy for you to take advantage of them. You could be overly critical on Saturday morning, however. That will only bring you down if you give in to such thoughts. Shake things up a bit instead. You’re usually very intuitive, however your sixth sense may be on the blink on Saturday night. Proceed with that in mind. Your testosterone level is off the charts on Sunday, so don’t rush in and wreak havoc like the bull in the china shop. There is plenty of action to be had.  RRRRR   

Gemini – Get in touch with a friend at a distance on Friday. And, take a walk on the wild side later. The new and different capture your attention now. It’s time for some excitement. An optimistic and generous energy is pervasive on Saturday. Even so, your mind is on topics of a more serious nature. What would give you a stronger feeling of security? Sometimes, excitement and drama are not enough. How about your career or your job? Only you know the answer. Your friends are important to you on Sunday. Take the lead, and go out with them and get wild and crazy. Get all your personalities on the same page first, however. You’re a force to be reckoned with, but why do you feel you have something to prove to others? RRRR

Cancer – You are in the mood to lavish your considerable attention on your sweetie on Friday. Love is grand, and this close intimacy is certainly your style. But, first you will have one obstacle to jump over or to handle and get out of the way. Look for common ground with others on Saturday. If you want or requite a lot, you must also be willing to give a lot. You sense the energies and circumstances of the people that surround you. They might ask you for assistance, and you will likely acquiesce. It’s more of the same on Sunday, except there is more emotion, intensity, and craziness (the good kind).  RRRRR

Leo – It’s best to defer on Friday. The results will be to your liking. Spending time with someone who is very special to you is the way to go the rest of the weekend, even if the two of you are among large groups of people. Why not take a walk on the wild side together. Someone at home seems a bit down in the dumps, and it somehow irritates you. Give this person a break, and you might want to treat him/her with kid gloves. You make a very good impression on others this weekend. Let that special someone know how much you love him/her on Sunday. Speak your mind with others. RRRRR

Virgo – You are once again involved in work or possibly health issues on Friday. You’ll speak directly and forcefully, but without being offensive. A neighbor or sibling could be on the war path. Avoid a problem or power play. Your popularity increases on Saturday. Just look around you at all the interested and interesting people. You might need to be cautious with regard to one of them. You will have to work hard to develop harmony between work/profession and your home life. It’s more of the same on Sunday, and you’re enjoying your renewed popularity. Even so, defer. And, try to get in touch with your emotions. Anger could take hold of you much more esily in the next few weeks.   RRRR

Libra – Fun and games are all around on Friday. Romance and passion are there as well, and your creativity is enhanced. You could be the life of the party. Don’t take someone’s harsh words personally. Be careful with finances/money. On Saturday and Sunday, you may find that you have work to do. Don’t be afraid to voice real complaints for fear of being unpleasant. The scales of justice must be balanced. A health issue could surface for some, but probably nothing serious. Get it checked out nevertheless. With some effort, you can get your point across to others on Sunday. If you don’t think that others have noticed you much recently, that is going to change (perhaps remarkably) during the next few months.  RRRRR

Scorpio – Take care of home and family issues on Friday morning. Financial issues will take on a much more serious and heavy tone in the near future. A boss or a friend seems ticked off about something. It’s best to stay out of it for now. It’s time for some fun the remainder of the weekend. The unexpected happens in an exciting and romantic and passionate way. Look for someone unusual and/or eccentric. Take the initiative and assert yourself on Saturday. Don’t overdo it, though, and your intense drive for power will be rewarded.  RRRRR  

Sagittarius – Answer email messages and return phone calls Friday morning. This weekend you are more in the mood to enjoy the comforts and the stability of home. Your home is your castle. You’re in touch with your feelings, and you show greater emotional sensitivity in interactions with others. You can reach agreements with others now, but postpone signing any contracts at this time. You most likely do not have all the information yet. You might want to break free of self-imposed restrictions this weekend. Our advice is to go for it! Clear the air on Sunday. A boss or higher up becomes more demanding in the days ahead. RRRR

Capricorn – Financial issues demand your attention on Friday morning. There could be surprises in store. Socializing with neighbors and friends is fun and entertaining later. You will have much to talk about, but you might have to repeat some of it. Avoid long-distance travel, such as via plane, this weekend if you can. Delays and turbulence could result. Makes some plans for your next career move, but don’t take action just yet. Changes on the home front are coming in the weeks and months ahead. Your creativity is quite transformational. RRRRR

Aquarius – Go for what you want Friday morning as it could be too late later in the day. Interesting ideas keep popping up as if from out of thin air. An obscure focus on finances occurs this weekend. Your imagination as well as that of others is abundant. Please know that you have much to offer. Opportunities may come to you through friends. You might want to be included in something larger than yourself. It seems that indulgence is the name of the game on Saturday and part of Sunday. You could have quite lavish tastes. Proceed with that in mind. You are searching for greater freedom of self-expression these days. Life truly can still be exciting. Take a stand on Sunday, although others might not understand where you’re coming from. RRRR

Pisces – Sleep in on Friday morning if you can. The excitement begins later that day. You are the center of attention through noon on Sunday. What do you wish for? Now is the time to go for it. Even so, you are perceptive to the needs of your friends and neighbors. Your imagination could produce some very interesting fantasies, but some fantasies are best left in your mind. You could be enjoying the fruits of past efforts on Saturday. Others seem aggressive and dominant. Money issues enter you scenario later on Sunday and could be an issue moving forward into the next few months. You are able to understand your own goals as well as the goals of others. RRRR

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

September 18, 2015 Weekend Ricksterscope

5R’s – Incredible  to  1R – Awful

We begin the weekend with the Moon transiting Scorpio. The Moon changes signs Friday night and moves into Sagittarius. The Moon squares Neptune and Jupiter late Saturday morning. Jupiter (in Virgo) and Neptune (in Pisces) are in opposition. Wild speculation can lead to losses. Gamblers beware. The Moon trines Uranus in the morning on the west coast on Sunday. Look for a cool and pleasant change. Mercury is in retrograde motion in Libra. Look for communications problems and snafus, and don't make any important decisions for three weeks unless you have to. 

Aries – You are doing some things lately that you (and others) believed that you would never do. On the other hand, your sign has never been very hesitant to try something new. Spending time with your sweetie is what you want to do on Friday. The intensity and eroticism turn you on. On Saturday, look for something or someone a bit different. A short trip might do the trick. Your energy and enthusiasm are impressive this weekend. Look for common ground with someone who thinks differently than the way you think. It’s doable. But, don’t make any firm decisions for three weeks. Don’t sign any new contracts either. You might have to repeat yourself.  RRRRR

Taurus – Defer on Friday. You’re popular and others notice you. And, your libido level is turned up to high. Continue to defer on Saturday, but you will want to spend time with one special person. Only the best and the finest impress you the rest of the weekend. You probably could find some good investments. Look for realistic and practical answers on Saturday. Your thirst for action could get you into some trouble on Sunday night. Don’t argue with someone that you care about. The issue cannot be resolved right now, and would only result in hurt feelings. Wait till mid-October. RRRRR

Gemini – It will probably take you some time to complete all your work on Friday. You’ll want to keep working at it, because others will want your attention on Saturday. Let someone else decide this time, and you’ll be pleased. The unexpected happens on Saturday night, and energy seems to burst out all over the place. Your adaptability will come in handy. You will not have much time to listen to the arguments of the demon and the angel on your two shoulders. The issues on the home front continue, and the resolution may not come for another three weeks or longer. You will have to persevere for a while. Your more romantic imagination is stimulated on Sunday. RRRRR

Cancer – Creativity, fun, and love play a part in your day on Friday. But, money could be the source of some problems. Having fun doesn’t have to cost that much. Nevertheless, you could have a deeply satisfying and liberating experience with a loved one. Feel free to go ahead and act out of character, because everything will be just fine – even better. Work and/or health issues could consume the remainder of your weekend, and that could irritate you. Remember to edit and check your work. Put off making any decisions on the home front right now. You’re assertive in a less confrontational manner later on Sunday. RRRR

Leo – Home is where the lion’s heart resides on Friday. Be careful not to growl at someone you care about later in the afternoon, however. It’s time for some fun and games on Saturday and Sunday. Are you on the prowl? You should be. Happy people attract good fortune, and you could be on a lucky streak. That also makes you sexy. Be grateful, and don’t take your good fortune for granted. In the midst of all this good fortune, you may want to break free from something; a financial obligation, perhaps. Don’t take action just yet. A child or loved one has inspired you. RRRRR

Virgo – What you have to say lately sounds much more positive and optimistic, and you should speak up on Friday even if it’s only to tell a joke or two. You’re self-confident and energetic. And, you tend to be a bit intellectually restless. After all the excitement of the last couple of weeks, you probably will just want to stay in and enjoy the comforts of home on Saturday and Sunday. On the other hand, you might just do the opposite of what someone tells you to do Saturday morning. You seem to have a restless spirit. But, warmth, affection, and stability carry the day on Sunday. RRRR

Libra – Pay bills and check your finances first on Friday. Check them twice as you may have overlooked something. You have plenty to discuss with others the remainder of the weekend, and you speak with more emotion than you usually do. Your physical vitality is stimulated, and you approach everything you do with vigor and self-confidence. You’re good at working alone or with groups of people. You have a pleasant sense of well-being on Saturday, and you’re warm and friendly to those who are around you. You know that helping others will also help you. Some daydreaming adds to your pleasant mood on Sunday.  RRRRR

Scorpio – Try to take off early on Friday as it’s your best day this weekend. What would make you smile? Go for it. Your libido is strong, and others notice your sex appeal and are drawn to you. The remainder of the weekend may find you dealing with financial issues. What do you value? That could be a good question to ask yourself in the coming months. No one else can answer that question for you. You may need to repair something that has broken down on Saturday. Sunday would be an excellent day to withdraw and consider issues of importance to you. Put off making important decisions for a while. RRRR

Sagittarius – Lay low on Friday as you might need to rest up for the remainder of the weekend. And, you’re very sensitive to your surroundings. You show up on the scene on Saturday all smiles. Your adventuresome spirit is impressive as always. Nevertheless, you are keenly aware of the needs of others, and they may ask for your help. You will likely come through as you experience people at their best. On the other hand, you may need to ask yourself if you are handling some other matters appropriately. Change doesn’t seem to bother you as much as some signs. That’s good, because you’re experiencing quite a few changes lately. Perhaps, this makes you feel more alive.  RRRRR

Capricorn – Find your friends for some fun on Friday. Some of them could seem to be a little less intense and serious. You’re feeling generous and optimistic, and are concerned about the welfare of those around you. At the same time, it somehow seems easier to fulfill your own needs. Even so, surprising events occur late in the evening. You seem to be nowhere to be found the remainder of the weekend. If you do go out, lay low. Someone might have hurt your feelings, but try not to take this too seriously as it was not likely done maliciously. Still, you could be tempted to tell someone off late Saturday afternoon. But, what would this accomplish? You’ll feel much better on Sunday.  RRR

Aquarius – You have responsibilities to handle on Friday. Career concerns cannot be ignored even though they may have been weighty/heavy recently. There could be some sort of a challenge to the structure of your daily life. Your friends come to the rescue on Saturday and Sunday. What more could a friendship-oriented water bearer ask?! What a difference a day makes. Make some changes to your domestic environment. Share your insights with others, although making yourself clear could be a bit difficult now. Sunday is more of the same except that you may want to shake up the people around you. You’re looking for more excitement. And, you will engage in whatever you do with intense emotion.  RRRRR  

Pisces – Your ebullience and good luck might cause you to head out quickly on Friday. If you do, you could have an interesting adventure or short trip ahead of you. If not, you will likely have heavy responsibilities thrust upon your shoulders the remainder of the weekend. Professional matters will need to be dealt with. You may feel that your emotions are too unpleasant to deal with on Saturday, but it’s a temporary problem. It will get better. Use your creative power to achieve your goals and aspirations. Nevertheless, it will take patience and perseverance. RRRR

Monday, September 14, 2015

Marriage Equality: Astrological Analysis Of Obergefell v Hodges Ruling

The US Supreme Court made a landmark ruling on marriage equality on June 26, 2015 in the case of Obergefell v Hodges. It was a five to four decision in favor of marriage equality with Justice Anthony Kennedy writing the opinion for the majority.

At the time of the Obergefell ruling, there were some very favorable mundane planetary aspects as well as some favorable planetary aspects to the USA's natal and progressed charts. I will discuss some of the major ones in this post. I have drawn the horoscope/chart for the time of the Obergefell decision at 10:00 AM in Washington DC on June 26, 2015.

The case originated in Ohio in 2013. A federal judge from the Southern District of Ohio, Judge Timothy S. Black, ruled in favor of marriage equality (and, Mr. Obergefell), and then the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed that decision. It was then appealed to the US Supreme Court, and certiorari was granted.

The sign of Leo was rising in Washington DC at the time, and the civil marriage asteroid, Juno, was very close to the Ascendant drawn for this chart. Juno was also widely conjunct transiting Jupiter and Venus (all in Leo). Those planets along with the Leo Ascendant were in a trine aspect to transiting Uranus in Aries … a very easy and favorable aspect for such an occasion. The air was filled with electricity and anticipation for the ruling which Justice Kennedy (also a Leo, by the way) read aloud. It seemed as if a marriage revolution was about to take place.

In the United States natal chart, Juno can be found in Libra. Transiting Jupiter/Venus/Juno are in sextile aspect to that point from Leo, and transiting Uranus is in an opposition to that point. Transiting Mercury was in Gemini at the time, and close to the USA’s natal Uranus, signaling an important announcement to be made. The Sun and Mars were transiting early Cancer and in conjunction to the USA’s natal Jupiter, ruler of the judiciary and the law.

In the Unites States progressed chart, Juno is in late Sagittarius (about 29 degrees and 20 minutes). It sets up a beautiful grand trine in fire signs with transiting Uranus in Aries and transiting Jupiter/Venus/Juno in Leo. That’s a very positive configuration for a favorable marriage equality decision. In addition, the Moon was transiting partnership-minded Libra at about twenty-eight degrees in a favorable sextile aspect to the USA’s progressed Juno and a sextile aspect to transiting Juno as well.

UPDATED (June 20, 2016):

While gays and lesbians can now marry in all fifty states, license to discriminate bills have been popping up in numerous states throughout the country. It's interesting (and sad) that we can marry on one day in the USA and then be fired for being gay the next day in many states. So, we still have a ways to go to achieve full equality. Saturn's transit in Sagittarius this year opposes Uranus in the USA's natal chart. It seems as if our march toward equality has been halted or been stalled. Transiting Neptune (in Pisces) has been in a square aspect to the USA's natal Uranus. Neptune rules unwritten laws. Many of these license to discriminate laws have been written in vague and dubious language in an effort to disguise their true meaning and intent. Jupiter's transit through Virgo has been in a square aspect to the USA's natal Uranus. The stated intent of these laws (in most cases) is to protect organized and fundamentalists religions and far right religious and political organizations.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Enough Aquarians To Change The World

Enough Aquarians to Change the World

Author:  Donna Cunningham, MSW

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Friday, September 11, 2015

September 11, 2015 Weekend Ricksterscope

5R’s – Incredible   to 1R – Awful

Aries – The Moon transits your sixth house of health and work. It’s likely that you have your share of work to do this weekend. Fortunately, you are self-confident and energetic. At the same time, you might wonder if you are doing the right thing with your life. Make decisions based on your own views and what you know as opposed to listening to negativity from others. Others seek you out on Sunday night as your popularity is on the rise. Your peoples skills are good then. This Saturday’s solar eclipse also occurs in your health and work sector. Handle any health issues that might arise.    RRR

Taurus – You could be quite world-weary right now, but your playful and creative side emerges this weekend, nevertheless. By all means, do have fun but don’t overdo it. Make it an early night on Sunday in terms of entertainment as the Moon transits your work sector. You have quite a bit of energy, so you might even want to get a head start on Monday. The solar eclipse hits a very sensitive point in your chart on Saturday. You may think that the world is a cruel place, and it can be. It’s okay to escape for a while, but you cannot escape indefinitely. Accept the world as it is, and work to make it better.  RRRR

Gemini – You don’t usually want to stay at home on a summer weekend, but this weekend might be the exception as the Moon transits your home and family sector. And, you might also want to spend time with someone you care for deeply, and discuss the good old days. Take the time to appreciate how much love you give to and receive from others. At work, your ethical standards are quite high, and you have the energy to get the job done. The eclipse occurs in your house of home and foundational concerns. No, you cannot escape the basics, especially during the next few months. But, you will be building a foundation for your future, You’ll need it, as we all do. Jupiter’s transit will make it a bit easier, and perhaps even fun. You could be tempted to get angry about something at home on Sunday. Don’t.  RRRR

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