Hallelujah! Chiron Moved into Pisces

I know I’m not the only one out there who had gotten tired of Chiron in Aquarius tagging along with Neptune, also in the sign of the Water Bearer. With transiting Neptune squaring my progressed Moon in Taurus, I’m not sure I can accurately explain what the problem was.

But I think Chiron, a planetoid known as the “Wounded Healer,” was amplifying the suffering aspects of Neptune in Aquarius. No doubt this was also a great opportunity for healing, but I’m happy to see Chiron in a different sign than Neptune. I’d love to hear what anybody else has to think about these aspects.

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Why Green Bay Will Win the Super Bowl

Take a look at the charts of Ben Roethlisberger and Aaron Rodgers, the respective quarterbacks of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers.

Roethlisberger was born March 2, 1982 in Lima, Ohio, time unknown, while Rodgers was born Dec. 2, 1983 in Chico, Calif., also time unknown.

Roethlisberger has the transiting North Node in Capricorn sitting on his Juno, but he’s also got transiting Saturn tying down his Mars in Libra.

In my humble opinion, all the transiting planets in Aquarius favor the chart of Rodgers, a Sagittarian, rather than Roethlisberger, a Pisces. I’m betting on Green Bay.

Even if they lose, Rodgers still comes out a winner on the PR front because his squeaky clean image is a marketer’s dream, while Roethlisberger is recovering from the black eye of sexual assault charges that were filed against him and then dropped.

For next year, I’m rooting for my hometown team, the Jets, because Jupiter in Taurus will be favoring the Scorpio Sun of QB Mark Sanchez.

Michael Bloomberg’s Valentine

When I caught a glimpse of the cover of this week’s New Yorker (dated Feb. 7, 2011), I couldn’t help but chuckle. It shows New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg admiring himself in a heart-shaped mirror with a bottle of champagne and a box of Valentine’s chocolates on the vanity. Why would I laugh?

Because I’m an astrologer, and I know that Bloomberg was born on Valentine’s Day. So this is a case of art imitating life and a perfect example of what psychologist Carl Jung called “synchronicity.”

Why the Bulls Run on Wall Street

Yesterday, I was at my day job, and while I was pulling a picture of the charging bull down on Broadway around the corner from the New York Stock Exchange, I had a eureka! moment. Even though I’ve been covering financial markets for 30 years and been following astrology for nearly 40, I had never made the connection before.

The bull, which is slang for a trader who believes stocks are rising, is also the symbol for Taurus, which is the Sun sign of the New York Stock Exchange. The Big Board was born May 17, 1792 at 10 a.m. in New York City under a buttonwood tree not far from the existing exchange at Broad and Wall streets and around the corner from where the iconic bull statue is on Broadway.

Don’t ask me about the bear, slang for those who believe equities are headed for a downturn. It will probably take another 30 years to figure out the astrological reason for that.

Jude’s Threshold Redux on Dec. 21 Lunar Eclipse

I was noticing the lineup of planets clustering around 0 degrees of Capricorn (Mercury, moving in retrograde fashion, is there as I write this and Pluto and the North Node are close by) and decided to do a Web search on what astrologers are saying about the Dec. 21 Lunar Eclipse at 29 degrees of Gemini. In my Internet travels, I discovered that Jude blogged about this eclipse back on July 30. It’s a great post. Check it out.

My gut feeling is that this eclipse is going to create huge delays in transportation and problems in communication because it falls in the Gemini/Sag axis and it coincides with a Merc retrograde. We’re already seeing this, with an Amtrak train being stuck for 10 hours overnight.

With Pluto, Lord of the Underworld, so close to the North Node and opposite the eclipse point, I think there’s a good possibility that the eclipse will usher in the death of a world leader.

Royal Wedding on April 29, 2011

I know everyone who reads this blog is probably getting tired of my fascination with the wedding of Prince William, but back in March 2008, I predicted May 21, 2011. I was 22 days off. Close, but no cigar! Still, it’s in the ballpark.

Some commenters have asked why this wedding resonates with me. If truth be told, I covered the first Royal Wedding as a foreign correspondent for my hometown newspaper. I didn’t get into St. Paul’s Cathedral, but I was around the corner with a group of CBS correspondents. I also got to attend all the press conferences. A lot of fun for a girl who was working as a nanny!

Venus/Jupiter Station and Pink Diamond

O.K. Now I get it. Prince William and Kate Middleton get engaged, a pink diamond sells for a record $46 million, Congress approves the nomination of Peter DIAMOND to the Federal Reserve Board. What’s going on here?

It’s easy to figure out. These are the early manifestations of the Nov. 18 stations of benefic planets Jupiter and Venus, which are turning direct. With a little luck, there’s more manna to come!

Saturn Return of Diana’s Engagement Ring

Readers of this blog know there are few topics nearer and dearer to me than when Prince William will marry. I’m at my day job and don’t have time to figure out what day William proposed to Kate Middleton. The engagement became public today, Nov. 16, but the press is saying the couple became betrothed while vacationing in Kenya last month.

Still, when I saw that William had given Kate the same ring presented to his mother, the late Princess of Wales, by Prince Charles, I knew there was a Saturn return in operation. If you look at this chart, it appears I’m correct!

Whenever my faith in astrology is shaken, events like this bring me back to the fold.

Venus Retrograde and the Foreclosure Freeze

About a month ago, a fellow astrologer and I were talking about the possible macro implications of Venus going retrograde in Scorpio, which occurred Oct. 8.

My idea was that some financial issues (Venus ruling desire, Scorpio ruling corporations and joint finances) would be revisited big time. Well, this morning it dawned on me that the freeze on home foreclosures by several large US banks as a result of allegations of fraud and shoddy paperwork is a perfect manifestation of this transit.

Even though some have called for a foreclosure freeze of as long as six months — an idea that has been rejected by President Obama and Wall Street, those supposed enemies — I have a feeling things will get sorted out by the time Venus turns direct in Libra on Nov. 18.

Mike Bloomberg for President?

The news wires are buzzing over a New York Post Page Six item today that says President Obama is looking at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as a possible replacement for Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Mercury is retrograde so I won’t get too excited about this story. However, I’ve been keeping an eye on Bloomberg’s chart as we approach the 2012 Presidential elections. Here’s the cranky Aquarian’s chart, with transits for Nov. 6, 2012.

A quick observation: The North Node at 26 degrees of Scorpio on Election Day squares Bloomberg’s natal Sun. In Uranian astrology, which I’m a fan of, that’s as powerful as a conjunction. Also, his natal Sun makes a conjunction with the U.S. Moon in Aquarius.

I know that Bloomberg, a self-made billionaire, isn’t running for President, but in true Uranian fashion, he’s a wild card who can’t be ruled out of the game. He’s liberal on social issues and conservative on fiscal issues, and his friends (and his mother!) know that he has a secret desire to be the nation’s first Jewish president.