A Sun Sign Overview for 2009

We are all very complex beings are charts reflect this. Sun sign horoscopes for newspapers are more akin to fortune cookies then real astrology, but that being said I have been asked to write a column for a very large local blog serving the Inland Empire here in Southern California. I’ll put up their link once everything is in order. 

Since it is the New Year coming up and we are all wondering about our fate, I thought it would be fun to share the unconventional astrological column I wrote for them which you will get to see first. 

I will then get into answering questions again after the holiday season is over.

Best wishes, many blessings to all of you and Happy New Year!!!! 

Denise

 

An Overview of your Sun Sign for the New Year 

 

Aries (March 21 – April 19) – If you were born at the start of the sign of Aries, it will be an odd year. Not only will your sense of identity shift and wobble, but so will your career. You may find starting your own business or becoming more independent in your job situation is the best way to solve the coming changes. You may have heavily identified with your career in the past, and will be forced to re-invent how you see yourself. It will be essential to put your ambition and career aspirations into perspective.

 

It is important for all Aries people to re-examine their careers right now with Pluto in Capricorn making an applying square over the next several years, issues of self-fulfillment in relationship to your career, and also becoming more independent, and less reliant on your job to give you a sense of yourself and your identity. Now will be the time you find yourself spiritually, attuning to who you truly are, finding your passion, and putting it to action if you do things right.

 

If you resist the karma of Pluto, and push to stay in a career that is making you miserable, chances are you will find yourself out of a job, and with identity issues. If this becomes the case, use your time to find your passion, and re-create yourself, and your life, instead of wallowing in anger or depression.

 

Taurus – (April 20 – May 20) If you are an April Taurus through to the middle of May Taurus you either felt or are currently feeling Neptune squaring your sun. This has been, or was a weird time for you, a lot of confusion about how to best express yourself, and issues about serving the greater good, flashes of deep knowing, and transformations in your friendships. For those in the later part of this sign get ready for all of the above to happen. Good news for all of you though, Pluto will be making an applying trine to your sun starting this year, meaning greater opportunities for you over the next 7-10 years, somewhere in this period depending on the exact time of your birth you will reap great benefits and have major transformations coming your way for the better. Powerful allies and better job, and career prospects will be yours, despite the economy, you personally will find your way through this period. If you are in the beginning period of Taurus this luck will come over the next few years, if in the middle, then this luck will be building, and come to fruition in about 4 or 5 years, and again if you are late Taurus you will find your time later in this period, but will start to see this luck build in a few years.

 

The vast majority of Taurus people have gone through a period where they had to learn to let go of the past in lieu of a better future, often this meant the loss of old friends who perhaps no longer fit in ones life or even family members who created too much hurt to hold onto. Now that this great letting go, flushing out period is almost over (about ¾ of you are done with it, just those late sign people are currently or will in the coming years go through this) you will find a renewed spiritual understanding, and deeper insight into the world, humanity and yourself.

 

Gemini _ (May 21 – June 21) It’s been the best of times, and the worst of times for Gemini people.  With Pluto making an opposition to your sun for nearly a decade (depending on when you were born some will have had this aspect as long as 8 or 9 years ago, some just last year) you will have seen love lost and found, major changes in the dynamics of your family, more than usual amounts of travel, and an either an urge to go back to school for some, for others perhaps just taking classes here and there during this aspect. This aspect will also have given you access to powerful people that may have taken you on a bit of a roller coaster.

 

And with Neptune making a trine to your sun, you have found friends who have been good spiritual guides, but have lost friends who were bad for you. If you are in the later part of Gemini, you have yet to experience the positive aspect of friends helping, and guiding you, or those who are negative falling away, but will soon. You will also have and (later Gemini will experience) a greater need to connect with their spirit and a sense of the common good. Humanitarian issues will play a bigger role in your life if they haven’t already. You may find good, even great things come from helping others.

 

With Saturn squaring your Sun for the past couple of years, somewhere during this period you have felt down, even depressed at times, there may have been career struggles and changes in your work situation. But this will pass in the fall of 2009 as Saturn goes into Libra. This change will bring more balance to your work, and home life, and provide new career opportunities over the next few years. And with Jupiter in Aquarius making a trine to your Sun (early Gemini have already been feeling this) an expansion of your social circle, friendships, and help or aid coming through your friends. You may also feel the desire to get involved in humanitarian causes as your sense of the world at large expands and you see the connection between all people more clearly.

 

Cancer – (June 22 – July 22) With Pluto beginning to make an opposition to your Sun back in the fall of 2008 and continuing through 2009, there have been housing, family and security issues arising, especially if you were born in the early part of Cancer. You will find yourself torn between work and home, often feeling you are sacrificing one while trying to balance the other. Now is the time to be frugal if you haven’t been because this opposition can destabilize your foundation, specifically your home and career. Saturn in Virgo will soften things until the fall when it goes into Libra and squares your Sun.

 

For those who are early in the sign, you will find that period bringing issues of marriage, partnerships, legal situations, contracts and issues of fairness in relationship to your career. It could be an anxious time, so be frugal now, and plan ahead. It could also make things happen, such as an engagement, a long awaited contract or a longed for business partnerships finally come to fruition. Best to be self-aware and manifest the positive side of this aspect. For those born later, you will have these issues in 2010-or 2011, so you have longer to prepare, get working on it!

 

With Uranus in Pisces, you Cancer people have been having keen intuition, flashes of brilliance, loads of ideas and sporadic connection to your spirituality. Right now this is most intense for those Cancer’s born toward the middle-late part of the sign, and would have happened several years back for early cancers, and be something to look forward to for latecomers.

 

Leo – (July 23 – August 22) Leo’s have been enjoying a time of opportunity for power coming to them from Pluto. Our next President Barack Obama is a Leo, he had positive aspects from the powerful Pluto giving him luck in the arena of politics, but you don’t have to be involved in politics to have seen a rise in your career over the last decade, and major changes in your family life, or at least your perception of them.

 

As Neptune entered Aquarius back in 1998, those of you who are early Leo’s would have seen major, out of the blue changes in your self-perception, and your goals in life. Some of these may have been paths that went nowhere, others led you to where you are today, and have helped you get in touch with what was truly important in your life, and the more spiritual side of your nature. You also probably went through many friends, loosing touch with some, keeping sporadic contact with others and finding new people filling your life.  This aspect could have brought about a loss in your family. There was also a great urge to connect with the greater good and your mission in life. As Neptune has moved through Aquarius and opposed Leo people’s Sun’s along the way, you will have experienced what I am relaying. For those of you who are mid-late Leo’s you will go through these changes and feelings now. And of course the late Leo’s will feel this between now and 2011.

 

As of the fall of 2008 and onward, Pluto will no longer feed you a lucky streak, so it is best to ground yourself and tighten your belt, and become more practical in your assessment of all things related to yourself, and your family. You will have some opportunities in your career, which you must go after to make happen, starting when Saturn enters Libra in the fall of 2009. So don’t assume things will just come your way in your career as has been the case for many of you, you will have to play a more active roll in gaining opportunities and capitalizing on them. You will have opportunity for business partnerships, marriage, contracts and legal dealings that will be to your benefit. Saturn will remain in Libra until the fall of 2012. So of course the earlier of a Leo you are the more this applies for 2009 and the later you are you will see these opportunities manifest toward the end of Saturn’s reign in Libra toward the fall of 2011.

 

Virgo – (August 23 – September 22) Virgos have had a tough go of it for a long time now, they’ve been beaten up by squares to their Sun from Pluto, causing upheaval in their family life, their sense of identity, and in their work. Another whammy has been the opposition of Uranus in Pisces to their Sun’s making them do things that have been out of character. They have felt the need to suddenly rebel against their lives nearly tearing away everything in the process, and in the less fortunate Virgos’ cases they may have lost a lot. But even those that caught themselves at the precipice of throwing away everything they had worked for due to overwhelming unconscious feelings suddenly erupting into their lives, they couldn’t help but do damage to friendships, family, and their own moral code. Some may have had problems with drinking binges, spending binges, or emotional outbursts and/or anxiety.

 

The good sides of this aspect have been revelations about the self that were buried; a greater connection forged between the mind, and the soul and heightened intuition. For those of you, who are late in the sign of Virgo, watch out! Try to realize these feelings are just those, try not to act on them and destroy the life you have created for yourself. If you do act on them consider going to therapy as a way to tell if you are being self-deceptive, or projecting your own issues onto others. This opposition creates a distorted mirror, exaggerating your own sense of perfection and the people in your life’s flaws. This aspect will make you want to smash your friendships, partners and sense of self to bits leaving you to pick up the pieces after a lot of destruction. So be careful with this, Uranus in Pisces will give you a desperate need to rebel and the Pisces side of it will add illusion and delusion, making you a rebel without a cause.

 

On the brighter side, those who are early Virgos have gone through this and are about to feel Pluto give them a boost in their careers and work situations. Those of you who are later degree Virgos will experience this later on. Also for the past couple of years and on into the fall of 2009; Saturn has been hitting your Sun. You may have felt or do feel down, depressed, drained, perhaps guilty if you ran your life off into a ditch, and your career/work life has felt like its been in a slump. Saturn will move off your sun in the fall of 2009. It will feel as if a huge weight has been taken off your shoulders and you can finally breath again. For those of you who are late Virgo’s you’ve had some of that, but you’ve also experienced 2008 as a period of expansion in some areas of your career, even giving you some luck, but it came at a price, the price of being overworked and exhausted.

 

2009 will be much lighter and more full of ease for early Virgos, and all Virgos will see powerful allies coming to their aid in work and career over the next 13 or so years as Pluto moves slowly through Capricorn. So if 2009 isn’t your year, you have time to build a strong career/job foundation, the more you work for this the more it will pay off as Pluto eventually trines your Sun.

 

Libra – (September 23 – October 22) Libra’s I’m not going to lie to you, the fall of 2009 won’t be easy if you were born during the early part of the sign.  There will be a lot of adjusting to do as Pluto squares your Sun – providing both identity and career issues; questions about what you are doing with your life, and if you are on the right path or not. Also you will have questions about your partnerships, which will come to a head during that period.  However you won’t feel this if you were born later on in the sign until the year’s progress.

 

A double whammy happens for those born early on in Libra because Saturn will also be on top of their Sun, making them feel drained and overwhelmed. Try focusing on your career at that time without losing yourself to it, and don’t make any big decisions about career, partnerships, legal situations or your spouse either. Wait at least 3-6 months from November of 2009 to decide what you are doing, and seek out counseling or talk to a trusted wise friend to help you gain clarity. You will feel the desire to cut off ties, to make big decisions, but you will be too overtaxed and overwhelmed to make good decisions so wait it out!

 

For those born about ¾ of the way through Libra, Neptune will be aiding you in your spiritual development, bringing you new friends, an interest in charitable organizations, a greater connection to your fellow man, more social opportunities and a greater love and appreciation of music. Those earlier in the sign already experienced this depending on how early in the sign; it could have been as far back as 1998. This transit will, and for some already was life altering for Libras and will continue to be feed as Neptune rolls through Aquarius. And for those later Libras file away the above warning about Saturn. It will eventually hit your Sun too, depending on when you are born, this aspect could hit you up until late 2011.

 

Scorpio – (October 23 – November 21) Those who are born early in this sign will see more opportunities coming their way in their career and family life starting from late 2008, and into 2009. But these opportunities are the type that one must work in order to make happen. There will be doors opening you will have to walk through, not lucky breaks.  The last couple of years there have been opportunities in your career especially through higher education, continuing education or taking classes. If you were wise and used this feeling to gain new skills you will have seen doors opening for you.

 

Now with Pluto you will have a second chance if you didn’t take advantage of that urge. This time will provide a powerful deeper-rooted sense of your spirituality and a pathway to following your bliss. By doing so, doors will open, but again you will have to knock on a lot of them, and do the footwork to make it happen, this aspect does not guarantee success, just opportunity for success.

 

As Neptune has been squaring your Sun sign for quite a while and depending on where you fall, either early, middle or late in the sign, you would have had, or will have, a period of loss of friends, family, and a lack of self-confidence. You may have felt depleted, depressed, even using social situations as an excuse to loose yourself and go crazy through drinking. Or it could have manifested as the loss of social interactions, which led to a period of isolation leaving you spinning around in your own head. Early degree Scorpios would have felt this as long ago as 1998, and those about ¾ of the way through the sign will feel it now. Be careful not to get carried away with drinking especially in social situations as it can lead to friendships ending.

 

With Uranus in Pisces those who are again about ¾ of the way through the sign will be experiencing a lot more psychic activity, intense dreams, flashes of knowings, deep sudden realizations about people, events, and even the occasional premonition.  You will find yourself much more open to psychic ability, the occult, astrology and spiritual development during this period. For those earlier in the sign you’ve already gone through this, for those who are at the tail end of Scorpio you have this to look forward to. However again the theme of drinking/drug/food/shopping abuse (anything escapist) comes up so be careful!

 

All in all there will be more opportunities for your sign starting this year and besides Pluto, and Uranus’ help eventually Neptune will go into Pisces and there will be more opportunity, more spiritual development down the line. This period has and will become a great awakening for Scorpios. They will find themselves and who they were truly meant to be. It will also open up your intuition and if you are open to it great spiritual experiences.

 

Sagittarius – (November 22 – December 21) Pluto has just gone over your Sun for the past decade depending on when you were born within your sign. You would have had a tremendous overhaul of your ego, your sense of family, and would have come to understand yourself in ways you never did before. Sagittarians are blessed with tremendous good luck; they are charming, capricious and also on the other side decadent and didactic.  Pluto going over your sun allowed you to see deeply into your own soul, and own who you truly are. You would have experienced your personal foibles and had to come to terms with the truth about yourself, either bad or good. With Uranus making a square to your Sun (those who are about ¾ of the way through the sign) you are currently experiencing both flashes of knowing and intuition and a loss of friends, outworn ideals, and the delusions or illusions still lingering in the ego. For those born earlier in the sign they have already gone through this, for those later in the sign, go with the energy to come, and make the best of it.

 

Neptune has been providing some cover for those born about ¾ of the way through the sign, it has brought into your life wise friends and more social activities also a broader compassion for humanity. Sagittarians tend to be so lucky that they often don’t delve deeply into their psyches, and have a tendency to escape into excessive spending, drinking, drug taking or eating. As Uranus has been making this opposition, and with Pluto’s conjunction it has forced foot loose and fancy free Sagittarians to come to terms with the darker side of their nature, to dig deeper into their own psyches, and transform for the better.

 

2009 will be easier as Pluto is finally out of your sign, and when Saturn stops squaring you in November of 2009, you will finally feel some real relief especially in regards to your career and work situation.

 

Capricorn – (December 22 – January 19) if you are an early Capricorn, times are tough. You have to make a major transformation and find your true spiritual path – your reason for being here, and career path all at once.

 

Saturn your ruling planet has been giving you some steering directions for the past couple of years, and will continue to do so especially for those born later on in the sign, but once it goes into Libra in the fall of 2009, you must be careful not to become too anxious or stressed out by the rigors of your relationship balanced with your career. This period could bring about the cementing of a contract, relationship or a business partnership, but it will take a lot of work, and be exhausting so try to build in time to rest during this period.

 

For those of you who are later on in the sign Uranus is giving you lots of inspiration, and good ideas follow these flashes of intuition and you will find success. Those of you who are early in the sign have had this aspect already pass, and those who are late in the sign will have it happen in a few years, but will start to feel the effects of this coming on. Trust your intuition, and it will open doors for you.

 

Aquarius – (January 20 – February 18) In January of 2009 Jupiter will be in Aquarius expanding your sense of self, your base of knowledge, your circle of friends, and your waistline if you’re not careful! Also Neptune has been transiting Aquarius for quite some time now, those who are about ¾ of the way through the sign will have Neptune conjunct their Sun leading to greater psychic ability and/or confusion, drug or alcohol problems and a plethora of ideas and imagination. Also there is a danger to your health so you must be careful and trust every weird intuition you have about your health during this period or you could really suffer. Those born earlier in the sign went through this as early as 1998 and those later in the sign will experience this in years to come. 

 

By the fall of 2009 you will find even greater flow and ease in your career as Saturn enters Libra. If you are early in the sign you will see this then if late it will manifest as late as 2011. But either way you will see ease and flow, as Saturn is the old ruler of Aquarius and still co-king. Your partnerships, friendships and career will feel easier then they have in a long time. There will be more opportunity coming to you and luck will be on your side. Of course for those early Aquarians they will feel this strongly by the fall of 2009 and those later in the sign will feel this in the next couple of years.

 

Pisces – (February 19 – March 20) These past 12 or so years haven’t been the easiest. Pluto was squaring your sun and depending on if you are early in the sign or late, this next bit would apply anywhere to over a decade ago to as recently as 2008. There was a lot of confusion and misplaced optimism and when the delusion was uncovered, it could have worn down either into a depression, or a period where you overindulged through drugs, alcohol, shopping, spending, or any kind of excess and escapism.

Pluto was the culprit but you are free of it! Now do a little happy dance. Coming up is much more opportunity for your career, and with Uranus in Pisces if you are about ¾ of the way into the sign you will experience great flashes of knowing, greater insight, and understanding, things you never got before will suddenly click in. On the negative side you have to be careful not to be too erratic or you could loose some friends. Also be careful with binge drinking which will be a great temptation. Those who are early in the sign will have already gone through this as long ago as 1998 those late in the sign will go through this in a few years, but will start to see the signs of it as early as this year. 

A Sun Sign Overview for 2009

Answering Readers Questions…

The first question comes from Aymon:

aymon

so what we’ll be seeing in dec will be worst than what we’re seeing recently from sept to october?

Unfortunately, yes. I do get the feeling that over the next couple of years some major changes in how the markets work both here and internationally, along with some sort of restructuring and some new laws, will make the global economy stronger and less vulnerable to future problems. But it will get worse before it gets better.

The aspect that set this chain off will go exact in December, so there will be as I said in the post, a tsunami.

I used that metaphor because in a tsunami, at first you’re not sure what is happening, the ocean recedes, looks strange, but it doesn’t seem so bad, then all of a sudden your drowning. And just as it seems to be over, the water pours out again. So that is how I saw it playing out. It’s almost as if it’s not really happening, very surreal.

I’m going to post, the Dow, NASDAQ, The US Constitution and the US Constitution’s signing chart so you can follow what I’m saying. If anyone is interested I have some basic astrological information, for novices on another blog, it’s url is: http://astrologybasics.wordpress.com if you want to ask astrological questions you can post your questions there and I’ll answer them. 

Anyway here are the charts with some interpretation to follow:

Looking at the Dow’s chart we’ll see the start of a downward spiral happening more behind the scenes (like it has been) then in our faces. But once Pluto crosses the ascendant in late January 09, we will really see the effects of what has been happening. Right now this Pluto aspect is going through the 12th house and although we’re seeing it, we’re not really seeing it yet. It’s not clear what all of this means and there is a lot of illusion and delusion about the stock market. But come late January we are going to be smacked in the face and it will directly start effecting us.

My intuition is that we will see a many more companies go under, a lot more job loss/unemployment, a significant hit for retail stores — many of them will go out of business, and so many other companies are going to fall. We will also start to see a sharp rise in homelessness.

There are a lot of factors at play here. In the US Constitution’s chart Pluto will be crossing the 7th house around March of 09, making our allies more vulnerable to economic turbulence than they have already felt. But around the same time Pluto makes the horrible aspect to the Dow it also inconjuncts Uranus in the second house of work, which makes me feel there will be a tie in to major job losses, and it will be sudden, out of the blue — so some industries that seem invulnerable right now will get hit. Pluto is also squaring the US Constitution’s part of fortune in Libra in the 4th house, again causing turbulence in the housing market. More people will loose their homes, and right now we are seeing a credit freeze in that area, this aspect will get worse in late November and into December. 

This whole thing is a giant mess. The more I look at all the charts the crazier it looks. Also Uranus will make an exact conjunction to the natal US Constitution’s chart’s Mercury which rules the 4th house. I worry a bit about another terrorist attack during this time period (March of 09). We are really in for some strange times.

But I also feel we are going to turn this around and find hope, courage and a great lesson in all of this. This will be a defining moment in American history for a bunch of reasons and I have an intense feeling most of us will rise to the challenge and it will bring out the best in us, and we will turn things around for the better. It may even wake us up about other issues such as global warming which really threaten the habitability of our planet, and makes our current problem small in comparison.

So perhaps we needed this wake up call to get us all involved, engaged and thinking again, rather then checking out — something I feel we have been doing for a long time now. Hopefully, we will all learn that politics are important — the workings of which have a direct effect on our personal lives. Something we forgot when things seemed to be working OK.

We forgot the lessons of our ancestors who lived through horrible things, fought with their lives to not just give us our freedom, but to insure people would get paid a fair wage, and not be exploited. This is why unions were set up. Before their invention, our country was very much like China or Dickinsonian England where children worked 16 hour days for practically nothing, and no matter how hard a person tried they couldn’t make ends meet unless they came from the upper classes.

We forgot that people died putting those unions together to make life better for generations to come, only for Republicans to sell us on the notion that unions just took money and did nothing. Granted, unions got fat and lazy, and not all of them lived up to their original glory. But without them or regulations or without all of us banning together by voting for our own interests instead of lobbyists controlling Washington — we are nothing. We are not a democracy, we are a corporate plutocracy. Nothing could have made that point more clear then what happened during the last two election cycles. Special interests and corporations had gained so much power while we were busy playing with our blackberries, that we hardly noticed they had bought the Republican party, sold it to the working poor via FOX News (Rupert Murdoch) and then had a coo that we paid for. 

But their party is over! That is the good news. We will pay the price for their greed and our laziness. But we will learn and will have the opportunity to truly be the great country we were meant to be.

So vote, get involved and stay involved. We can’t let this happen again. The next few years are going to be hard for all of us, but we can change it. We can learn from this, and if we stick together, and help one another, we will never be stronger.

Best wishes and blessings.

Answering Readers Questions…

Selling Lehman Brothers Stock…

A reader wanted to know the best time to sell Lehman Brothers. Here’s the astrological answer: I’d go with Wednesday October 1, 2008. There are lots of good aspects that day. Here are the charts:

October 1, sell date:

October 2, sell date:

Both the 1st and 2nd of October are good, but I think the 2nd is a little better. There are lots of trines and positive aspects both days but on the 2nd they are tighter. I would sell this stock before Pluto opposes its natal Mercury in February of 09. But even then it won’t be a total disaster for Lehman, a restructuring in their work force which will make people nervous of course on Wall Street. This stock looks better than most, I must say. But with everything going crazy I personally would get out of the stock market right now and maybe reinvest in 09 when the stock is down, if everything gets worked out with the stock market itself which is another story. 

Best luck and good wishes.

Selling Lehman Brothers Stock…

Paul Newman…

Not only was he a great actor, but he was an amazing philanthropist and will be greatly missed. I feel for his wife of 40 years and wish his family the best through this terrible time. I’m posting his chart with the aspects that occurred today — the day he passed over.

If it’s any consulation to his family I don’t just believe people move on to another plane, I know it. Over the past few years (this was never my specialty, I was mostly a clairvoyant/precognitive type) I’ve made contact with my father and many other relatives just before the conception of my daughter. This is when they started showing up. The bothersome part is all the bizarre activity in our home as a result, which we’ve never had before. We’ve lived in the same  house for 12 years and nothing odd ever happened (except for the usual stuff that happens to people like me) but since then the faucet in our bathroom has gone on (with many witnesses) multiple times, and the other day in our kitchen faucet did the same. We’ve heard footsteps in the hallway, once when a friend was staying here, who also heard it. And all kinds of things jumping out of places they never did before, defying the rules of gravity. But, anyway, the other side is not what most religions teach, it’s more like an extension of earth, a weigh station where our loved ones wait until we come together and figure out what’s next. That’s what I’ve been told by numerous people over there. You may think I’m crazy, but what can I say. I’ve been seeing dead people now for a few years. Before that it was very rare, now it’s a daily event.

Anyway, back to Paul Newman. Here’s a chart of what happened to him on this day:

The outer rings are where the planets were today, the inner ring his natal chart. As we can see there was a lot of activity. Pluto has been going through his 12th house for a little while. Today it trined his eight house and Mars in the 3rd. He would experience his crossing as positive. It was his time to go and this was a good opportunity for his soul to transition to the other side. Jupiter also on his Mercury contributed to the expansion of his mind and he more than likely got to say good-bye to those he loved and had a gentle crossing with plenty of love and good feeling to stave off any fear.

Jupiter was also opposing his natal Pluto in the sixth, his house of health almost exactly, triggered by the exact conjunction with Jupiter to natal Mercury and activating this opposition. Saturn going through his 8th another indicator of physical death was also trining his rising, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and transiting Jupiter, enabling him to let go of fear with the help of his loved ones — he was also able to resolve any unsaid things that he wanted to tell people. 

It is a very sad thing and he will be missed in our world. Hopefully his friends and loved ones will be comforted to know his transition was positive and he was protected through his crossing. He’s in a good place now. He was a great man who gave so much and all his goodness will be rewarded.

My condolences to all who loved him, which is all of us.

 Here’s his natal chart and a generic chart of today:

Paul Newman…

Selling your stock — Fannie Mae — The Answer

The person who asked me about this stock recently bought it and wanted to know about this stock and Freddie Mac. Unfortunately, I did not have data for Freddie Mac. Most stocks are in my data base but not all. So here goes about Fannie Mae:

The bad aspects happening to this company are actually only beginning. With Uranus making a transiting opposition to the companies Pluto in the 12th house of loss, there will be major restructuring which we are starting to see. Pluto is slow moving and going back and forth as it retrogrades.

Right now transiting Uranus is retrograde, meaning it’s moving away from the opposition to the company’s Pluto in the 12th, but it will come back! And another major hit will take place in March of 2009.

This is only the beginning with transiting Uranus opposing natal Uranus later, then the company’s natal Venus, then Mercury. There will be major changes behind the scenes and a lot of loss as things are restructured. After all this happens the company (if it survives) will be almost unrecognizable version of what it once was.  

I honestly can’t give a good time to sell this stock as there are so many bad aspects and when a window seems to open seeming a tiny bit there are other bad aspects to offset it. I’d use your own intuition as there really isn’t going to be any opportune time to sell for a very long time and it’s not certain this institution will survive in the long term.

If you don’t have much tied up in it then perhaps waiting it out until May of 2011 would be OK. As long as you don’t have much to loose here.

If it were me I would get rid of it when the Sun goes over the first house Monday October 8 of this year because all these bad aspects might very well destroy this institution. I don’t know if you’ll make a profit or even break even, as this is the titanic and you hopped on as it’s burning!

I’m sorry to give the bad news.

Best wishes and good luck! Trust your intuition, that’s the best thing in this situation.

Selling your stock — Fannie Mae — The Answer

When to Sell Cisco… the answer

In mid-October, specifically the 16th there will be a transiting Jupiter conjunction to the companies stellium in Capricorn. The moon will be lighting this aspect up with a positive Trine from the Moon to the stellium and transiting Jupiter. Uranus will be retrograde in Pisces (in a way making an applying trine to the companies part of fortune) and will be far enough away from the companies Saturn in Aquarius to be safe. My only real concern is Pluto at 29 degrees making an applying inconjunction to the companies Pluto in the 12th. But I’m afraid waiting too long for this to pass would be a mistake. There’s enough positive stuff going on that day to look good as the Moon will be lighting up the stellium and transiting conjunction in Jupiter in the companies 5th house of speculation. 

With so many charts for this company it’s a little bit harder to give hard and fast information. But I will continue to work on this and amend anything I see as problematic.

Good luck and best wishes.

When to Sell Cisco… the answer

Comparison chart of FDR and Barack Obama

A friend told me there has been comparison made between Obama and FDR. Let’s see how this stacks up against their astrology. In FDR’s case we don’t have his time of birth, but I’ve done a solar chart which will give us a pretty good comparison to Obama except for the placement of planets in FDR’s houses.

Both have a Sun Mercury conjunction giving them intelligence, diplomacy and understanding of financial matters, close ties to women, and good oratory abilities. Both have a planet at 1 degree Cancer in FDR’s case it’s his moon and in Obama’s case his Venus. In the chart of the US Constitution this is a critical point as it is the mid-point between the US’s Mars and south node in the 5th house of speculation (also ruling the stock market). They understand crisis well and FDR responded emotionally (some would say his wife did, which would make sense as the moon is in the 5th and would indicate her) and Obama understands it fiscally and diplomatically — a more cool approach, but solid. Both had and have great passion when it comes to domestic issues especially in regards to the 5th house — stock market.

Barack’s point of fortune is on the US Constitution’s Moon, giving good luck when we need it most in foreign affairs (Sag rules the foreign) and in the 10th which is the career or industry of the nation. FDR had his North node there and it also gave us luck and a vision of how to solve future problems via government oversight and regulations which the Republicans have widdled away at ever since. As a side, we are now seeing the effects of deregulation and non regulation in the case of China — it doesn’t work, never has. It’s akin to putting the fox in charge of the hen house.

FDR  had a stellium in Taurus trining the US’s stellium in Virgo. Barack has conjunctions to this stellium, both good in this instance. Barack’s rising conjuncts FDR’s Sun and reflects the same humanitarian urges FDR showed during the Great Depression.

They definitely have major differences as well. FDR had a lot of air and earth in his chart making him even cooler than Obama, who would come at this crisis with tremendous passion and dedication to solving it, not unlike FDR, but the style would be different. FDR came at it with the same resolve, but in a more plodding manner.

FDR had Neptune in Taurus close to the same degree Obama’s opposite Neptune in Scorpio, again the see-saw, similar in a way. Obama however is more spiritual, FDR more pragmatic. I wouldn’t be surprised to find that FDR was completely secular. Obama looks for the hidden and has a genuine interest in the spiritual.

Barack has Saturn in Capricorn opposite the US Constitution’s Uranus, helping to stabilize unseen, out of the blue lightning strikes. This also gives him tremendous ability to foresee potential problems before they happen. He may not realize it, but his intuition about the state of the Union is right on. Barack has both his Sun and Mercury trining the US Constitution’s Moon, again helping to stabilize the country and sooth the emotional roller coaster we’re feeling. FDR had his Sun and Venus sextiling the US Constitution’s Moon again creating the opportunity to do the same, but not with as much punch as Obama’s. 

While the two are not the same, having very different personalities, both their charts give luck, stabilization and confidence to the US’s chart. I’m not saying Obama is magic and all our problems will dissolve if (and hopefully for our sake when) he becomes president, but he will significantly ease our upcoming difficulties and be a great president. It may take a while for him to unravel this mess, but he will be able to get us back on track and the longer he stays in office the more he’ll be able to dig us out of the rabbit hole. 

There are definite parallels between these two men. Both great in a crisis with tremendous aspects to the US chart.

Comparison chart of FDR and Barack Obama