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March 28, 2006

Virgo Characteristics

If you have any Virgo friends, you've probably heard them complain about the tepid descriptions they often see about their Sun sign. Isthmus Nekoi has just taken a huge step to correct this. She notes how the typical Virgo description goes like this;
Oh maligned Virgo, you're possibly the most boring sign of the zodiac. By now we all know the old sun sign drill: she's overly critical, prudish, frigid, anal-retentive, borderline OCD. At best, the sign is characterized by a highly efficient, analytical worker drone with superior attention to detail. At worst, she's a rigid, aseptic, unfeeling perfectionist more suited to life in the Borg collective than with humanity.
And then she corrects this tired stereotype with some very interesting and profound observations about what the Virgo Sun Sign is actually truly about. Your Virgo friends will appreciate reading this!

And people may also be interested to know that Forbes Magazine has just hired four astrologers to look at the zodiac signs of the world's billionaires. They found there were more Virgo Sun signs on their list than any other zodiac sign. They confirmed the birth dates of 613 people on their list of 793 billionaries. Of those, about twelve percent were born with a Virgo Sun.

An excerpt from Forbes Magazine;
"It's a bit ironic that top astrology honors for this male-dominated billionaires list goes to the sign symbolized by a virgin, but it actually isn't too surprising. Virgos are known to be hardworking, determined, detail-oriented and analytical. They are driven more by their desire to achieve excellence at whatever they do than by the pursuit of riches, according to astrologer Michael Lutin.

These utilitarian types are happiest when they can produce things or services that are useful to others."

It's quite unusual for Forbes to have this kind of emphasis on astrology. Maybe it's a sign of things to come?

Check out the Forbes Astrology article here. They give examples of famous billionaires for all twelve zodiac signs.

March 25, 2006

New Moon and Solar Eclipse - March 29th

There is a New Moon next week on March 29th. This new moon is also a solar eclipse. The Sun and Moon connect at eight degrees of Aries.

This particular solar eclipse series last occurred in March of 1988 (at 28 degrees of Pisces). According to Bernadette Brady's book Predictive Astrologythis eclipse series is centered around inventiveness and flashes of genius;

The individual will have intuitive leaps, insights, good ideas, visions or vivid dreams. This new-found-inspiration will pull the person away from his or her social life or relationship, thereby causing strain in the private life. This is a time when the person needs to be free, if only for a few weeks.

The Uranus/Mercury conjunction at 13 degrees of Pisces on the day of this new Moon seems to emphasize the particular vibe of this Saros Series.

This new moon solar eclipse will particularly impact those people who have personal planets aspecting between six and ten degrees of Aries. It will also be felt by those Aquarians who have a planet at around 22 degrees of Aquarius, as this is where Venus is placed during this new Moon, closely trining Mars in Gemini.

March 12, 2006

Auspicious Time to Start a New Venture?

Someone emailed me this question a couple of weeks ago:

I am launching a site on March 21, 2006. Where would the best place be to find if this is an auspicious time for an Aquarian such as myself (2/10/72)?

I think the answer to this could take up all the pages of a long astrology book. But here are some brief pointers. I hope other people will add their thoughts too.

If you are going to look to astrology to find an auspicious date to start a new venture, you need to look at the chart for the proposed starting time as well as your own natal chart.

In the new venture chart, try to avoid having Moon in hard aspect (conjunction, square or opposition) to Saturn. The Moon represents your new sites audience or the potential customers for your new business. If you can also avoid having the Moon in hard aspect to Uranus, Pluto or Mars, all the better.

Don't start something you want to last a long time in the last days before a New Moon. It's best to wait for the waxing moon, the half of each month when the Moon is increasing in light as this is a better time for promoting growth and prosperity.

It's always nice to have Jupiter or Venus conjuncting or in good aspect to any of the other planets and especially the Sun, Moon and ruling planet.

When you compare the two charts (yours and the new venture) try to choose a date where your Moon and Sun are in good aspect to the key placements in the new venture chart.

Does anyone know of a good website that discusses this in detail? What other factors would others suggest here?

March 08, 2006

Free I Ching: Ask Your Question Here

Do you have a question you would like answered about your future? I've created this free I Ching board here. It's probably much more meaningful and helpful than the typical phone-in psychics session where you pay $3.99 per minute. And it is more detailed in its answer than many automated computer astrology reports.

Here's how it works:

Think of a question you would like answered. Be careful and honorable about what you ask. Respect the energies of the macrocosm. You've only got one chance to ask a particular question. The first answer will be the most appropriate one for you.

(Please don't play yet, finish reading the instructions first)

Write your question in the box above (or write it privately on a piece of paper). Make sure to take the time to actually write down the question. Trust me, you will want to know exactly what you asked when you are analyzing the answer.

Hit the black submit button.

Your answer will come up as a number (one of sixty-four hexagrams). Go to this page to get the full answer corresponding to the number. Print out the answer. It will be at least a page long. Study the answer and decipher what it means for you.

There is a second level to this answer based on 'lines'. There are six options. Roll a dice to see which one applies to you.

The I Ching is also known as "The Book of Changes". Its origin goes back to mythical antiquity and it has occupied the attention of the most eminent scholars of China down to the present day. Carl Jung wrote the Foreward for the most popular edition. Here Jung says "For more than thirty years I have interested myself in this oracle technique, or method of exploring the unconscious, for it has seemed to me of uncommon significance."

Was the answer significant for you? Would love to hear any comments below.

March 07, 2006

Psychic Junkies

I don't usually read the New York Times these days but I happened to pick it up this weekend. There was a great article there about a woman who used to be "a psychic junkie" not too long ago. At the worst point in her habit, she was spending about $1,000 per month on online and telephone psychic readings.

Her name is Sarah Lassez and she has since written a book, "Psychic Junkie: A Memoir" to help others who find themselves in the same boat. The book will be available in July. She's also set up a website and online support group.

Personally, I've gone to about three or four psychic readings over the years. In each case I went when I was under relationship or job stress (and in the midst of very heavy-duty transits). I've also seen three astrologers for personal readings and one of them became my trusted astrologer who I visited at least five times over a few years. Aside from her expertise in astrology, this woman also seemed to have strongly developed psychic skills. Unfortunately she retired a few years ago due to bad health.

I didn't happen to have a great personal experience with any of the three psychics I went to. I thought they were kind of scammy and I didn't get the sense they had special skills. But I found the astrology readings really helpful and fun on some level. I thought I got my money's worth there.

I would imagine that this business of online readings has become a rapidly growing problem in the last few years. There are so many online phone-in psychic and astrology reading sites that it must be a booming business. I would guess that many of these venues are scams and prey on people in distress.

What has been people's experience out there?

March 06, 2006

1962 Aquarius - Update

I posted about an initial meeting spot for Aquarians born in 1962 last month. So far we've had 33 comments from about 15 people. Thanks much to all of you for getting this started!

Ken Paul has also set up a Yahoo Group as well as a website at

We are still waiting for the hesitant Aquastells to at least briefly introduce themselves anonymously. So please drop by and leave a note in the comments section at the initial meeting spot here.

I've had about thirty-five 1962 Aquarian people email me over the past year. Based on the recent traffic growth to this website due to a better position in the search engines, I am sure we will see a lot more Aquastells this year, but it will still take time. So hold on everyone and please check in periodically.

March 03, 2006

Harvey Sid Fisher's Zodiac Genius

I was quite intrigued by the Aquarius song video I saw for the first time yesterday.

I'd never heard of Harvey Sid Fisher before, but apparently he has quite a large cult following based on this memorable video he recorded (and self-released) way back in 1988. It's called "Astrology Songs" or "Harvey Sid Fishers Zodiac Collection".

I wondered how the Aquarius song differed from the other eleven signs. I've only sampled three so far, but they are really unique, funny and well done. Harvey must know quite a bit about astrology. (Apparently he is a Sagittarian. I would bet his rising sign is Leo :-)) Check out this two minute video on the Scorpio sign for some humorous entertainment.

I'm not sure what the copyright says about me posting this piece from his video here. Now that someone has uploaded it to YouTube (as of last week) I think it's going to receive a ton of traffic over the next few months. If he asked YouTube to remove it they would have to comply. But it could be his best promotion opportunity yet. Once you've seen one of these songs the first thought is "Whoa, where did this come from?...Who is this guy???"

March 02, 2006

Aquarius Video

I saw my first video about the Aquarius sign today. Here it is (two minutes):

Fun eh?

For a good contrast see the one about Scorpio.

Does anyone know of any other video clips that portray the Aquarius sign?

March 01, 2006

Venus Enters Aquarius

Venus will enter Aquarius on March 5th and move through the sign for one month, until April 5th. At some point throughout this one month period all Aquarians will feel the benefic rays of Venus over their Sun for about a three day period. (If for example, you were born in mid Aquarius, between February 2nd to February 6th) you will feel the Venusian influence most strongly, halfway through its cycle in Aquarius; between March 20th and March 25th.

A Venus transit conjuncting your Sun is a pleasant time when you will appear more graceful and attractive to others. It also usually indicates a greater whirl of social and cultural activities in your daily life.

This year the Venus transit is strengthened in Aquarius because Mars will be trining it from airy Gemini throughout this whole time. The tightest trine point will be at about 19-20 degrees Aquarius, when Mars is simultaneously at 19-20 Gemini. This will occur around March 25th to the 29th. This ray from Mars will raise the volume on sexual feelings and love desire. It can also assist you be more productively creative.

Neptune is at 18 degrees Aquarius. So this trine of Venus and Mars will be further enhanced by a conjunction of Venus/Neptune in late March. This could add some real fantasy peaks to the imagination when it comes to creative outlets as well as romantic affairs.

The art print above is 'Cupid and Psyche. 1796' by Antonio Canova