The Jupiter/Neptune Conjunction and Celebrity Deaths

I haven’t been tending my blog quite as well as I should be, but I wanted to put up a quick post about how today’s celebrity deaths of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson are triggering a period of national mourning of sorts, fueled by the Internet and social networking.

Depending on what time you use for the U.S. chart, the current Jupiter/Neptune conjunction is either conjunct or quite close to the U.S. Moon, which signifies the people of the nation.

Today, the Moon is in Leo, which often coincides with accidents and surprises, and this is opposing the Jupiter/Neptune conjunction in the collectively-oriented sign of Aquarius. We’re getting upsetting news about celebrities (Leo), who are the closest thing the U.S. has to royalty.

I’d be happy for any other astrological-based comments on the situation.

Redheads Are Hot!

imagesYou want to know a surefire way to know if someone is having a Uranus transit aspecting her Ascendant? She suddenly becomes a redhead.

I have a friend with a Scorpio rising whose Uranus in Leo exactly squares her Ascendant and she’s long kept her hair shocking red.

With Jupiter in Aquarius, the sign ruled by Uranus, I’m noticing quite a few redheads in the spring catalogs. Perhaps these models are following the lead of two women who found stardom after becoming redheads — Amy Adams and Lucille Ball, both born under the sign Leo, incidentally.

Who says blondes have more fun?

BTW, if you take the plunge, know that with the “mutual reception” between Uranus in Pisces and Neptune in Aquarius the red hair that is hot isn’t shocking red. It’s almost a strawberry blonde.

Mmm. I think I’m going to have to head over to Target and see what Clairol has to offer. And, no I don’t get paid for dropping brand names in my blog. I do it for fun.

Jupiter in Aquarius: You’ll Get By With a Little Help From Your Friends

Jupiter, the Great Expander, moves into the group-oriented sign of Aquarius on Jan. 5, 2009.

Twelve years ago, the last time that Jupiter was in Aquarius, I made some grand predictions for a friend of mine born under the sign of the Water Bearer.

I predicted fame and fortune, but what came to pass is that my Aquarian friend became a member of the board in the Manhattan co-op where she lives. She also became a de facto volunteer in her building, looking in on elderly neighbors and bringing them food.

The moral of the story? Jupiter is likely to step up your involvement with groups, associations, networks, and other organizations during its year-long trip through the sign of Aquarius. It may not expand your bank account, though.

Later in the year, when Jupiter meets up with visionary Neptune, which is also in Aquarius, you may have the opportunity to pursue a cherished dream or project, or you may get involved in a charitable or spiritual group.

As blogger Nancy Schorr points out, Jupiter and Neptune will be conjunct for most of the summer. The last time this aspect happened in Aquarius was in 1840, which many historians equate with the beginning of various socialistic and utopian schemes.

The Moon in the U.S. chart is in Aquarius, so volunteerism and group action could become quite important in a nation that has just elected a former community organizer as its President. Stay tuned: The number of friends you have on Facebook or the number of folks who follow you on Twitter may indeed be the ultimate status symbols.