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ARTICLE #1: The current influence of
transiting Okryhoe & transiting Neptune
both in Retrograde in Pisces
ARTICLE #2: The current influence of
transiting 2002-VR130 in Leo square
transiting 2002-CR46 conjunct
the transiting South Node in Scorpio opposite
transiting Uranus conjunct
the transiting North Node in Taurus
ARTICLE #3: The current influence of
transiting Mars in Aries
ARTICLE #4: The current influence of
transiting Jupiter in Aries
ARTICLE #5: The current influence of
transiting Saturn in Aquarius trine
transiting Asbolus conjunct
transiting Bienor in Gemini
ARTICLE #6: The current influence of
transiting Saturn & transiting Crantor,
both  in Retrograde in Aquarius
ARTICLE #7: The current influence of
transiting Chiron conjunct
transiting 2000-QB243 in Aries
ARTICLE #8: The current influence of
transiting Pluto conjunct
transiting Amycus in Capricorn
ARTICLE #9: The current influence of
the transiting North Node in Taurus

ARTICLE #1

Neptune in Pisces transits Retrograde Motion@ from June 22 to December 4, 2022 while Okyrhoe* in Pisces transits Retrograde Motion@ from July 3 to November 27, 2022. Some people base what they believe upon what they know. Other people base what they know upon what they believe. Some people gather their information from television exclusively. Other people gather their information from social media exclusively. Still other people gather their information from TV, social media, legacy news sources & discussions with intellectual peers. In all instances, people seek information from sources which confirm their bias. For that reason, the ombudsman, who validates truth & invalidates nonsense, plays an important role in today’s world – and not just the ombudsman who debunks the stupidest ideas of the most prejudiced news source, but an ombudsman willing to criticize the New York Times, the BBC and Saturday Night Live.  

ARIES – Whether they have sufficient tools to measure its efficacy or not, massive infrastructures with enormous market capitalizations try to influence you, your grandchildren, your children, your parents & your grandparents – whoever is alive with a dollar in their hand. Neptune & Okyrhoe, both Retrograde in Pisces, advise you to identify which big companies now try to influence each individual member of your extended family. Openly acknowledge that you are not getting the full truth, either.  

TAURUS – The six high school seniors all getting a burger & fries at the diner all agree about entertainers, girls, boys, sports teams & the President. The six high school teachers on the other side of you at the diner getting blue plates or salads all praise & complain about the same political figure. In the midst of this, Neptune & Okyrhoe, both Retrograde in Pisces, make you realize that you have no cohort with whom you agree or disagree. The truth is, if somebody agrees with you, it bores you – what is there left to discuss? 

GEMINI – In whatever business or profession you work, Neptune & Okyrhoe, both Retrograde in Pisces, declare that shipping obstructions, long-term quarantine, wartime economy & other random factors have undermined public & even expert knowledge of what certain things cost. Such lack of a general consensus can undermine your own bosses, who may expect much more for much less. Disabuse everybody of entrenched disinformation, whatever its source.

CANCER – Some individuals have traveled enough to inform their prejudice to fill out their profiling criteria. Other individuals have traveled so often that they see foreign people as individuals without a hint of profiling. However, Neptune & Okyrhoe, both Retrograde in Pisces, alert you to those who have traveled & lived so long that they recognize nationalistic characteristics which make them trust or mistrust certain individuals immediately. Don’t confuse base profiling with devastatingly sharp intuition.  

LEO – Perhaps you misunderstood the negative intent of a particular work colleague. To that end, Neptune & Okyrhoe, both Retrograde in Pisces, recall street family infrastructure in Portland West as per Rene Denfield’s All God’s Children. All the money that you beg as a homeless individual on that segment of street between east & west or north & south goes to the street daddy or street mommy. If you do that, that street parent takes care of you. If you don’t do that, that street parent really takes care of you – once & for all. You underestimate how mean people can be because you hold a job instead of rolling their own from used cigarettes butts that they collect on the street. Be guided accordingly.  

VIRGO – A daughter or son is na´ve – your spouse is not. Neptune & Okyrhoe, both Retrograde in Pisces, advise you & your spouse to spend significant time in the wider world with each child alone. Share copious notes.

LIBRA – Managers, bosses: You must treat all employees, but especially your rookies, with respect if they are to honor your authority – otherwise, they will simply regard you as a hostile, wild animal in a white collar or blue collar wilderness. Furthermore, Neptune & Okyrhoe, both Retrograde in Pisces, declare that nobody at your job can take away your official professional status as boss – but, if enough people disrespect you as a person, such official status can debase you from authority figure to figurehead faster than you expect.

SCORPIO – Your stealth reputation as a lawbreaker annoys you, but you can do nothing to reverse it. However, Neptune & Okyrhoe, both Retrograde in Pisces, state that loyal young employees will not tolerate such hateful propaganda against their fearless leader!  

SAGITTARIUS – Younger family members need you to be a noble & loyal provider – not, as Neptune & Okyrhoe, both Retrograde in Pisces, worry, a frustrated man or woman with a dark & secret double life. Acknowledge & reject the absolute worthlessness of your vice.  

CAPRICORN – You either confirm or negate what enemies & rivals say about you by how you counsel locals, including local youth, under the current influence of Neptune & Okyrhoe, both Retrograde in Pisces – but, in the end, you will not be able to stand up for yourself directly. Rather, it is the young people whom you mentor who will defend or debase your reputation. Speak & act with nobility.  

AQUARIUS – No matter how long you have worked for a professional institution, office politics disgust you. Neptune & Okyrhoe, both Retrograde in Pisces, notice that you only associate with those who will let you be yourself – and those who do not love you for it will envy & fear you deeply.  

PISCES – You attract young apprentices magnetically, especially college-aged females, under the current influence of Neptune & Okyrhoe, both Retrograde in Pisces. They adore your explanation of why Vladimir Putin rejected democracy. “Politicians must hold & kiss babies,” you explain, “but babies hate the Devil – they puke all over him!”

* Okyrhoe, a centaur planet that traverses between the orbits of Jupiter & Saturn, was discovered in September 1998 & named in June 2003. Okyrhoe (meaning “rapid flow”), the daughter of Chiron & Chariklo, had offended the Fates by using her gift of prophesy. Okyrhoe transformed into a mare and was given the new name Hippe. For information on how to interpret Okyrhoe, formerly 1998-SG35, note reference to Philip Sedgwick below.

A great source online for how to interpret Okyrhoe and many other centaurs, asteroids & minor planets, in an individual's chart & in transit, is
Zane Stein's website "Chiron and Friends” at
http://www.zanestein.com/chiron_a.htm

Read seminal astrological analysis on Okyrhoe and other named & unnamed minor planets, asteroids, centaurs, transneptunians, plutinos and damacloids on
Juan Antonio Revilla’s website “Astrology of the New Centaurs” at
http://www.expreso.co.cr/centaurs/index.html

The only source online for how to interpret many unnamed centaurs and transneptunians, as well as an excellent source for how to interpret Okyrhoe and all named centaurs, is 
Philip Sedgwick’s webpage “A Summary of The Centaurs” 
on Jonathan Dunn’s website "Ephemeral Info” at
http://ephemeral.info/qot/galastro.shtml

A great resource for ephemeris data on Okyrhoe and over 3000 minor planets, asteroids & centaurs, is on   
Jonathan Dunn's website “Ephemeral Info” at
http://ephemeral.info

An indispensable resource for mythologies from all five continents, including but not limited to African, Native American, Inuit, Mayan, Aztec, Incan, Voodoo, Asian, Norse, Celtic, Oceanic, Greek & Roman mythologies is
Encyclopedia Mythica
at
www.pantheon.org

Research on the above footnotes generously provided to the general public by
The IAU: Minor Planet Center
at
http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html

@ Planets either move forward, in which case they orbit in Direct Motion, or move backward, in which case they orbit in Retrograde Motion. Planets in Direct Motion seek to make progress, while Planets in Retrograde Motion seek to redress past imbalances.

ARTICLE #2

2002-VR130@ in Leo squares1
2002-CR46% conjunct2
the South Node$
in Scorpio opposite3
 Uranus conjunct2
the North Node$
in Taurus
from June 23 to September 20, 2022.

Artists, art historians, gallery owners, art collectors, aficionados & even many of those only casually interested understand the history of art as one type of Hegelian dialectic. What is new confronts what is old to create what is next.

The dialectic could be formal, abstract, intellectual & pictorial in nature – where George Braque & Pablo Picasso commenced their experiment in analytic cubism pursuant to Paul Cezanne’s innovation in breaking the plane is one example.

The dialectic can be political, material & economic in nature – the championship of Helen Frankenthaler being one very understated example. Cited by feminists as a singular introduction of the influence of women in the art world, severing the hegemony of blue-collar men leading the Abstract Expressional avant-garde, leading to the introduction of other profoundly important female artists, including Joan Mitchell & Grace Hartigan, as well as the liberation of Lee Krasner, the wife of Jackson Pollock, Frankenthaler also brought the art world into the colleges & universities, as Frankenthaler developed her initial body of work at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont, almost ten years before hard-line abstract geometric painter Frank Stella developed his conceptual theories & original paintings at Princeton University of the Ivy League in Princeton, New Jersey.

Finally, the dialectic can be not only intellectual & formal but also political & material – the photograph of “The Irascibles,” the 18 Abstract Expressionists photographed one year before Frankenthaler’s first show in New York, represents both the pinnacle & the end of the artists’ “manifesto” marketing paradigm.

Arguably, there has been no intellectual groundswell in the art world worth of public note since the rise in prominence of fire art circles of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in the late Seventies & early Eighties, who, under the auspices of conceptual artist John Baldessari, championed “the post-studio vanguard.” Given how some of the most expensive & famous artists of the Eighties, including Eric Fischl, David Salle & Ross Bleckner, all graduated from CalArts, one who views & ponders “the post-studio vanguard” & the artists which it has created perceive that “the post-studio vanguard” either naively as ironic or cynically as Orwellian (“the Ministry of Truth”).

Perception aside, the rise of CalArts, within a line of continuity from the transition of the blue-collar male Abstract Expressionist painters to the college educated, more blue-blooded artists who followed them, including Frankenthaler, Mitchell & Stella, during the Fifties, now emphasized, amongst the art stars of the early Eighties, the primacy of the MFA – the financier Jeff Koons & Jean-Michel Basquiat, the blue-blooded scion of privilege posing as a Lower East Side squatter, being notable exceptions.

Since the early Eighties, with the exception of the Young British Artists (YBA) of the early Millennium, a reactionary Pop Art movement trying to recreate the mass-media savvy of Warholian silk screens just previous to the launch of fragmentary social media platforms, most of the dialectic that has occurred within the art world circles involves the marketing & sale of art, manifested both by the displacement of New York City art galleries from SoHo (“South of Houston”), concurrent with the relocation of many art galleries from East 57th Street to Chelsea, and the rise of the art fair. Many contributing factors led to this development – the disintegration of magazines offering meaningful art criticism, the rise of the virtual leading to a decline in gallery attendance; increased demand for air travel to an increased number of domestic & international markets; the shift of the talent pool from art schools & artists living within a city to university & art school MFA programs – but the ultimate result of all these concurrent developments led to a development & consolidation of local neighborhoods within any given city in order to create, to display & to sell art. Put simply, the gentrification of SoHo warehouse district which the post-Abstract Expressionist art world spawned in the late Fifties & early Sixties, and which subsequently became a formula for real estate developers in cities throughout the U.S., including Boston, Charlotte, Denver & Chicago, became complete as SoHo art galleries priced themselves out of their own market.

Against this current backdrop, replete with its own recent history, occurs this astrological aspect, the single most revolutionary aspect in astrology for innovation in art, as well as in book publishing, finance & currency. Although Uranus transits in its fall in the sign of Taurus, the fact that a sign in its fall can only manifest in the physical realm does not diminish the power of the transit as its conjunction2 with the North Node$ connotes that innovations in all these & other endeavors are due right now – on a dime. Relative to art & the art world, how will all know what that is? Given, simultaneously, that 2002-VR130@ works through affiliations, while 2002-CR46% works through political channels, Uranus the rebel comes across very strongly as a loner. Furthermore, the Taurean, deep earth emphasis argues against nuance. Truly, the blunt statements of Taurus the Bull carry their own power. There will be no subtlety to overlook. What is coming comes at you front & center. Get out of the way of the stampede.  

ARIES – The purpose of a grand opening is to attract loyal customers by offering them a deal, hoping that they will pay it forward. The purpose of a going-out-of-business sale is to pay off as many creditors as possible pre-bankruptcy. Whether you launch or shutter, 2002-VR130, 2002-CR46, the South Node, Uranus & the North Node signify that you will most likely see the same faces – but don’t confuse good will with naked, petty greed. Know why you do what you do.  

TAURUS – Newlyweds, officers of newly merged companies: Photograph with the family? Check. Photograph with the in-laws? Check. But, in the limo [following the reception] [after lawyers leave with the original papers], 2002-VR130, 2002-CR46, the South Node, Uranus & the North Node declare that it is just the two of you. You invite the family to the wedding – you must invite God to the marriage.  

GEMINI – Instructing police to arrest former employees turned rogue is a bad day at work. You may want to be alone – but 2002-VR130, 2002-CR46, the South Node, Uranus & the North Node observe that to do so would be to negate the point of the lesson you are now supposed to learn. Which is? “The company you keep.” Take heed.  

CANCER – Whether one is reading The Trilogy of Desire by Theodore Dreiser – The Financier, The Titan and The Stoic – about the rise, fall, rise, scandal & career of fictional financier Frank Copperwood, based upon real-life streetcar baron Charles Yerkes, or studying the decades-long career of comedian & actor Bill Cosby, 2002-VR130, 2002-CR46, the South Node, Uranus & the North Node ask the same question, “How long does it take for a man’s sexual peccadillos to undermine his career amongst worldly professionals?” Learn well “the moral of the story.”  

LEO – Whether you prefer to affiliate with peers of your own choosing or you have good reason to distance yourself from criminal or immoral family members, 2002-VR130, 2002-CR46, the South Node, Uranus & the North Node strategize that, unless you bring your relationship with family members into the light of day, gossip amongst those who try to undermine you will persist. Be like Woody Harrelson in relation to his convicted felon father Charles, “Just look at how far he has come.”  

VIRGO – Writers: Forget poetry readings & local newspapers. 2002-VR130, 2002-CR46, the South Node, Uranus & the North Node recommend that, for practical purposes, you try to affiliate yourself with university programs & grants. Also: Consider larger projects which require financial underwriting. Attract money.  

LIBRA – Politicians, corporate administrators: Accept no gifts. Do not use your expense account for anything whatsoever. 2002-VR130, 2002-CR46, the South Node, Uranus & the North Node warn that reformist carnivore punitive auditors hit the warpath hunting. Put your name on no lists.  

SCORPIO – Say goodbye to the associates of the past. 2002-VR130, 2002-CR46, the South Node, Uranus & the North Node introduce you to the partners of your future. Moreover, with new partners, new & more edifying vibes apply – release the familiarity of your contempt. New partners impress!

SAGITTARIUS – While you do not get along as famously with work colleagues as you do with your chosen friends, – indeed, some days you wonder if colleagues love you or hate you – 2002-VR130, 2002-CR46, the South Node, Uranus & the North Node qualify, “At least none of them are in jail.” Indeed, at this point, this counts for a lot.  

CAPRICORN – Artists, writers: Any creative type worth their salt wants to create their own masterpiece for the ages. However, 2002-VR130, 2002-CR46, the South Node, Uranus & the North Node warn Capricorn, the Goat, unconditionally, “You cannot afford it.” Don’t think that your creditors will not demand full payment if you disregard their invoices even once.  

AQUARIUS – A friend describes a group of colorful individuals as “characters” – which, as 2002-VR130, 2002-CR46, the South Node, Uranus & the North Node suggest, is your cue to ignore that description. Bottom-line business & black letter law combine to challenge your job & the home in which you live. You have no time for live entertainment!  

PISCES – At work, at the bar, at the gym, you can get along with anybody, you can talk with anybody, you can make people laugh. While it’s all peaches & cream that everybody loves you, 2002-VR130, 2002-CR46, the South Node, Uranus & the North Node signify that this will only benefit you in politics & retail. Choose only truly brilliant types as close friends.  

@ 2002-VR130 is an unnamed centaur planet discovered on November 7, 2002. The orbit of 2002-VR130 commences beyond the orbit of Saturn as it crosses over the orbit of Uranus & Neptune.  

% 2002-CR46, officially named “Typhon”, is a transneptunian object (TNO) discovered on February 2, 2002. The orbit of 2002-CR46 traverses between the orbit of Uranus out past the orbit of Pluto.  

$ The North Node and the South Node, or the Nodes of the Moon, represent current & past life karma, respectively, according to astrologer Martin Schulman. Astronomically, the North Node & the South Node are the two points at which the Moon's orbit intersects the ecliptic, setting a timetable for large-scale Solar & Lunar Eclipses over time.  

A great source online for how to interpret 2002-CR46 and many other centaurs, asteroids & minor planets, in an individual's chart & in transit, is
Zane Stein's website "Chiron and Friends” at
http://www.zanestein.com/chiron_a.htm

A great resource for ephemeris data on 2002-CR46, 2002-VR130 and over 3000 minor planets, asteroids & centaurs, is on
Jonathan Dunn's website “Ephemeral Info” at
http://ephemeral.info  

An indispensable resource for mythologies from all five continents, including but not limited to African, Native American, Inuit, Mayan, Aztec, Incan, Voodoo, Asian, Norse, Celtic, Oceanic, Greek & Roman mythologies is
Encyclopedia Mythica
at
www.pantheon.org

Research on the above footnotes
generously provided to the general public
by The IAU: Minor Planet Center
at
http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html

1 A Square is a disharmonious 90 degree aspect between or amongst planets transiting signs of like modality (modalities being Cardinal – Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn; Fixed – Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius; & Mutable – Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces).

2 A Conjunction is a harmonious aspect wherein two or more planets meet as they transit the same sign.  

3 An Opposition is a disharmonious 180 degree aspect between or amongst planets transiting signs of like modality (modalities being Cardinal – Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn; Fixed – Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius; & Mutable – Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces).

ARTICLE #3

Mars transits Aries from May 25 to July 5, 2022. Whatever initiative or venture you plan to launch now – which you should launch as Jupiter conjuncts* Mars in Aries on May 30, 2022 can make no more progress until 2023 after this transit of Mars in Aries is ended. Go as far as you can as fast as you can – then consolidate.  

ARIES – People whom you meet now with whom you will do business over the next several years love your ideas . . . in theory. And, sure, Mars in Aries does not discourage you from flashing all your dazzling potential. However, what works once on this crowd won’t work three times. Give them an opportunity to come to you – in time.  

TAURUS – Read Leo. Large-scale, seminal professional projects which you now plan requires a foundation already built. If you cannot finish building this foundation by the Fourth of July, then Mars in Aries instructs you, “Wait until 2023.”  

GEMINI – If you are wise, and refrain from choosing allies & enemies amongst new associates, Mars in Aries will introduce you to allies & enemies who make the same mistake that you are inclined to make: They will choose allies & enemies amongst new associates in defiance of what circumstances dictate.

CANCER – Because word has spread that you are the early favorite to rule the roost, Mars in Aries will provide you with at least one, but possibly several, challengers to the throne which you have yet to claim. Smirk – really, that is their problem. Enjoy your current status as one pro amongst many.

LEO – Read Taurus. If you can achieve some goal or build one channel of communication or liaison which will endure for the rest of the year as you seek to secure your long-term goal of international business expansion or an advanced educational degree, then Mars in Aries gives you the fixed & unalterable deadline of the Fourth of July to complete what you start. If this cannot be done, do nothing.  

VIRGO – Mars in Aries clearly communicates the initial intimations of a power struggle between you & new individuals in your workplace or environment. Although the chemistry between you & such individuals already connotes fierce rivalry, there are, as of yet, no stakes involved. Quell your latent hostile temperament. Maintain copious distance.  

LIBRA – A new enemy talks trash to your face to bait your temper. You have no idea why this nemesis dislikes you so intensely, but Mars in Aries insists that this does not matter. Until you defeat this adversary into a hostile & fearful silence, bitter provocation will continue unchecked & unabated.  

SCORPIO – Your genius male employees of the recent past implicitly or explicitly insulted you by asserting that you could not possibly be as skilled, accomplished & smart as them. Mars in Aries implies that your current crop of genius male employees challenges you for a different reason: They want to see you show off!  

SAGITTARIUS – Writers, artists, filmmakers, actors: The guiding light of your future masterwork shines brightly in the heavens! Mars in Aries reminds the Archer that the star which provided such guiding light took millions of light years to manifest itself here to you. Patience is required. Cultivate a viable long-term plan.  

CAPRICORN – You want your family relationships with men to improve! Mars in Aries states that, no matter what age those men, older, same age & younger, are, that the best bonding experience – even better than watching soccer, football or hockey – is to watch David Fincher’s Fight Club, “I want you to hit me as hard as you can!”  

AQUARIUS – Now that you know that nobody will let you finish what you say should you stand behind the microphone to express your opinion, Mars in Aries makes your next strategic step clear: You must either engage your enlightened adversary in a sophisticated ad hoc debate on the merits or you must insult that heckler until the police tase him & carry him away.  

PISCES – More money – but as Mars in Aries qualifies, however much more money you get now, you must make even more money to pay off your accumulated outstanding debt. Do you have any money in savings? If so, get a secured loan from a local bank. Stockpile the extra money you get on top of what you borrow – which you don’t immediately spend. Pay off the secured loan quickly as you pay off your accumulated deficit in larger & larger stages.  

* A Conjunction is a harmonious aspect wherein two or more planets meet as they transit the same sign.

ARTICLE #4

Jupiter transits Aries from May 11 to October 2, 2022. This is only a test. Hone your agenda & sharpen your skills for a full transit of Jupiter in Aries from December 20, 2022 to May 16, 2023. Cultivate a much more ambitious agenda over a more extensive geographical area as Neptune transits Aries from January 27, 2026 to March 24, 2039. This is only a test.

ARIES – Jupiter in Aries introduces you to the people with whom you will be doing business over the next several years. Don’t try to push any agendas – like the matriculation phase as a college freshman, you will have enough trouble matching names with faces. Behave in an open-handed & collegial manner. Flash that winning smile!  

TAURUS – Read Leo. As eager as you may be to commence working on large-scale, seminal professional projects, you must slow down. Jupiter in Aries denotes that the scale of projects, which must be completed thoroughly in stages, dwarfs any one individual’s or group’s initiative. Think, “five-year plan” rather than “third fiscal quarter.” Sprinting through a marathon will only win you a heart attack. Mirror the current institutional pace.  

GEMINI – Do not be quick to choose allies & enemies amongst new associates. Jupiter in Aries denotes that you do not yet know the issues, only the names & faces, which you have yet to memorize. Let other individuals make kneejerk political decisions – such people only stand to lose because they know neither the people nor the stakes. Don’t make instant enemies out of those who can become long-term friends.  

CANCER – The title of the T.H. White medieval saga about King Arthur of the Round Table is The Once and Future King. A lofty sentiment – but Jupiter in Aries distinguishes predictions from harbingers. Sure, you are the early favorite to rule the roost – but there are no coronations in meritocracy. Enjoy your current status as one pro amongst many.  

LEO – Read Taurus. Jupiter in Aries now clarifies the path you must take & work you must complete to secure your long-term goal of international business expansion or an advanced educational degree, should you commence, ideally, in January 2023. Lay out each individual step in sequence to construct an accurate long-term timeline. (The operative word here is “long-term.” No shortcuts!)  

VIRGO – Do not disregard initial intimations of a power struggle between you & some new individual in your workplace or environment. The prize which sets the two of you at odds may not yet be up for grabs, but Jupiter in Aries already acknowledges that chemistry between individuals which connotes fierce rivalry. Now is not the time – poke no grizzlies until you are already fully equipped with your hunting rifle.  

LIBRA – Read Scorpio. Professor, boss, critic, referee, manager, it does not matter: Jupiter in Aries will criticize you because you only oversee what others do – you don’t actually do it. To many, this connotes that you can’t actually do what you teach, order, criticize, regulate or manage. Unless you learn how to demonstrate your skills as a “player,” you risk losing executive credibility.  

SCORPIO – Read Libra. As Uranus transited Aries throughout the last decade, male employees implicitly or explicitly insulted you by asserting that you could not possibly be as skilled, accomplished & smart as those male employees. That crop is now gone & a new one replaces it. Jupiter in Aries advises that you don’t make that mistake again – learn to compete just enough so that you may teach.  

SAGITTARIUS – Writers, artists, filmmakers, actors: You may now envision your masterwork – but Jupiter in Aries reminds you that you cannot afford to create it. That’s okay. Start doing what you can afford that will help you in the long run – an outline, a budget, the first chapter, a one-act play, studies of the masterpiece painting. Form a plan to get the money to move forward with both the project & the career which must necessarily underwrite it.  

CAPRICORN – Family relationships will improve, particularly with males – but only if, as Jupiter in Aries notes, you find a way to address all those men, older, same age & younger, as the same stubborn, ugly cuss that each & every man, at root, really is. Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden to Edward Norton in David Fincher’s Fight Club, “I want you to hit me as hard as you can!”  

AQUARIUS – Jupiter in Aries warns the Waterbearer that they no longer pontificate in an Aristotelean monologue. No matter what the medium, people will respond. Overcome the slightly shocking irritation. Adapt with nuance.  

PISCES – More money – but as Jupiter in Aries qualifies, not that much more money. Indeed, not all the money that you will need. But an improvement nonetheless. Envision a much bigger jump starting January 2023. Plan for the all-too-necessary exponential expansion commencing 2026.

ARTICLE #5

Saturn in Aquarius trines1 Asbolus< conjunct2 Bienor> in Gemini from March 22 to July 2, 2022. Confirm all appointments. Review all invoices & receipts. Slow down cash transactions. Overcommunicate.  

ARIES – Saturn, Asbolus & Bienor denote that there is currently no reason to hurry through a checkout line with a retail cashier. Accuracy trumps speed. Don’t let somebody in a hurry induce you into making a mistake with cash.  

TAURUS – Internet shoppers: Make sure that a receipt is sent to your email. Doublecheck & triplecheck your invoice total. Most importantly, if a dialogue box announces, “Credit card declined,” Saturn, Asbolus & Bienor advise you to call that credit card – it might not have been declined at all. Fraud protection!

GEMINI – Take extra precautions when packing bags for distance travel. Saturn, Asbolus & Bienor surmise that you have forgotten the exacting harshness of airport security. Heed all instructions closely – no matter how thorough you are, expect problems.  

CANCER – The more transactions you do online, the more online vendors you use, the more that, as Saturn, Asbolus & Bienor warn, you are vulnerable to hacked email accounts, credit card fraud & identity theft. Shop brick & mortar in addition to Amazon. Limit the range of e-commerce retailers with whom you do business.  

LEO – You can get along with a difficult professional partner. However, if your client cannot, Saturn, Asbolus & Bienor ask, “What good does that do you?”  

VIRGO – Saturn, Asbolus & Bienor ask, “Are you exhausting your physical capacities, working thankless overtime, burning adrenaline & living in fear to save your boss’s job? Why?  

LIBRA – Politicians: It is your duty to address dark, violent, terrifying problems in your city, state, province or country – but only, as Saturn, Asbolus & Bienor note, if you are elected. If running for office, promise a brighter future. Discussing the incarceration of large-scale retail thieves or street criminals, and the potential solutions thereof, only depresses those who know the system often fails. Hope, hope & more hope!  

SCORPIO – You have a responsibility to discuss the difficult & important challenges in your city. Unfortunately, Saturn, Asbolus & Bienor analyze that either your colleagues & partners on the ground stick with you through thick & thin – or they play you against the middle. Luckily, more will be loyal than disloyal – but you can only wait for it all to shake out.  

SAGITTARIUS – Comedians: Still telling those controversial jokes onstage? Saturn, Asbolus & Bienor frown, “Don’t you know that somebody in the audience can pull out a gun & shoot you? That is not what you call, ‘a heckler!’”  

CAPRICORN – Merchants: Saturn, Asbolus & Bienor declare that large-scale retail theft forces you to raise your prices or to go out of business. Spell this out for those in the general community – including politicians who favor leniency for recidivist criminals – who refuse to acknowledge it.  

AQUARIUS – Musicians: Friendly rivalries with other musicians & bands can be a lot of fun & a lot of laughs – until, as Saturn, Asbolus & Bienor denote, they are not.  

PISCES – Parents: Saturn, Asbolus & Bienor insist that you address vicious gossip you hear about your children & their friends with them before the gossip & their behavior gets too far out of control.

< Asbolus, named after the psychic centaur whose wisdom was completely ignored while his foolishness was universally emulated, was discovered in April 1995 & named in September 1999. Asbolus, which embodies the higher mind in the lower self, bridges the gap in consciousness between Jupiter & Neptune, warning us not to take our “leaders” at face value.  

> Bienor, a centaur planet that traverses from just outside the orbit of Saturn just across the orbit of Uranus, was discovered in August 2000 & named in January 2004. Theseus, fighting for the Lapiths against the Centaurs to avenge the honor of Pirithous's bride Hippodamia, killed Bienor by jumping on his back, pulling his hair, and smashing his mouth while it spouted violent threats. For information on how to interpret Bienor, formerly 2000-QC243, note reference to Philip Sedgwick below.  

A great source online for how to interpret Asbolus, Bienor and many other centaurs, asteroids & minor planets, in an individual's chart & in transit, is
Zane Stein's website "Chiron and Friends” at
http://www.zanestein.com/chiron_a.htm

Read seminal astrological analysis on Asbolus and other named & unnamed minor planets, asteroids, centaurs, transneptunians, plutinos and damacloids on
Juan Antonio Revilla’s website “Astrology of the New Centaurs” at http://www.expreso.co.cr/centaurs/index.html  

The only source online for how to interpret many unnamed centaurs and transneptunians, as well as an excellent source for how to interpret Asbolus, Bienor and all named centaurs, is
Philip Sedgwick’s webpage “A Summary of The Centaurs”
on Jonathan Dunn’s website "Ephemeral Info” at
http://ephemeral.info/qot/galastro.shtml

A great resource for ephemeris data on Asbolus, Bienor and over 3000 minor planets, asteroids & centaurs, is on
Jonathan Dunn's website “Ephemeral Info” at
http://ephemeral.info

An indispensable resource for mythologies from all five continents, including but not limited to African, Native American, Inuit, Mayan, Aztec, Incan, Voodoo, Asian, Norse, Celtic, Oceanic, Greek & Roman mythologies is
Encyclopedia Mythica
at
www.pantheon.org

Research on the above footnotes
generously provided to the general public
by The IAU: Minor Planet Center
at
http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html

1 A Trine is a harmonious aspect between or amongst planets transiting signs of like element (elements being Fire, Earth, Air & Water).  

2 A Conjunction is a harmonious aspect wherein two or more planets meet as they transit the same sign.

ARTICLE #6

Saturn in Aquarius transits Retrograde Motion* from June 4 to October 2, 2022, while Crantor@ in Aquarius transits Retrograde Motion* from June 1 to November 4, 2022. Regulate cryptocurrency? Proponents argue that, without cryptocurrency, Russia under economic sanctions would be unable to use their accumulated funds during the war, while opponents argue that, without cryptocurrency, supporters of the Ukraine would be unable to donate money to help them in their war against the Russian aggressors. And then there is Facebook: Investigated & accused by Congress of promulgating fake news that incited right-wing nationalists & white supremacists previous to the January 6, 2021 Insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, banned by the Russian government for fomenting political opposition within their home country as high school & college students learned about the attacks on Ukraine via social media while their parents watched state-run television stations.  

ARIES – A camera does not take a political position – a camera takes a picture. If the content of the picture does not force you to take a kneejerk political position – or if it forces you to take a kneejerk political position which you consciously oppose – then Saturn & Crantor, both in Retrograde in Aquarius, demand that you form a political interpretation of it. Disseminate, or not, as demanded.  

TAURUS – Marshall McLuhan’s phrase “The medium is the message,” applies not only to technology, but in many cases, cityscapes – advertising & international high-end capitalism at New York City’s Flatiron Building near Madison Square Park, Mexican nationalism at Mexico City’s Zocalo, Soviet Communism at Moscow’s Red Square. Saturn & Crantor, both in Retrograde in Aquarius, will now harshly punish transgressions to the inherent message of the landscape – believe it.  

GEMINI – The true orientation of our Solar System resurfaces as a political issue under the current influence of Saturn & Crantor, both in Retrograde in Aquarius. Because the complexity of the Solar System is greater than many astronomers will allow, many seek to edit its complexity & multifariousness for the sake of simplicity – a simplicity which sometimes serves their own scientific agenda. No, no, no. Include more voices. Include your own voice! There will be no nomination convention for the party. Engage in elevated discourse to expand your own & everybody’s base of knowledge.  

CANCER – Political affiliation, sexual orientation & where one lives reinforce, intersect, overlap, oppose, contradict & undermine under the current influence of Saturn & Crantor, both in Retrograde in Aquarius. Identify how you view your own affiliation, orientation & hometown, then how the public views it. Eradicate – or leave it a big mess for allies & adversaries in the media to interpret.  

LEO – Saturn & Crantor, both in Retrograde in Aquarius, demand that you not only respect but openly acknowledge the regional differences of professional partners & adversaries. Local snobbery is not only prohibited, but, in fact, invalid. Level playing field!  

VIRGO – Knowing the pedigrees of models of personal computer units, software packages & cell phones becomes more important & germane to solving current problems – particularly, as Saturn & Crantor, both in Retrograde in Aquarius, now note, when older IT technicians explain current flaws to newly trained professionals. None of these problems happen in a vacuum. Explain now only what happened, but why – and why it is useful to know now.  

LIBRA – Exactly when does a local, state or provincial politician transform into a national, or even, international figure? To help answer this ineffable question, Saturn & Crantor, both in Retrograde in Aquarius, encourage you to review the biography of former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Raised in Etobicoke, Toronto, Ontario, Prime Minister Harper dropped out of Trinity College in Toronto to move to Edmonton, where he worked in the mailroom for the local offices of his father’s employer, Imperial Oil, before completing his education at the University of Calgary while entering politics as an apprentice of Albertan political boss Preston Manning. Therefore, inquiring minds want to know, “Does Prime Minister Harper root for the Toronto Maple Leafs or the Calgary Flames? When?”  

SCORPIO – “Good morning, everybody. Do not believe fake news. I am here.” What Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said in the cellphone video outside Gorodetsky House, directly opposite his presidential office in Kyiv, spoke volumes. Not because of from where Ukrainian President Zelensky spoke – Saturn & Crantor, both in Retrograde in Aquarius, agree that any Ukrainian politician can do the same thing – but because of when he spoke from where. The timing of location, location, location!  

SAGITTARIUS – Sagittarius comedians & public speakers are learning often & the hard way that jokes can backfire – but you strongly feel that the world at large requires certain jokes to open up issues that require discussion. Okay, sure – but Saturn & Crantor, both in Retrograde in Aquarius, nevertheless warn the Archer very strongly to know exactly what you believe before you start to tell jokes about the horrors of local crime. There is nothing funny about some of these horrors – but the absurd & dysfunctional way that local politicians acted, behaved & led ultimately allowed many of these horrors to evolve. Channel latent public disgust into much more worthwhile discourse.  

CAPRICORN – Certain famous photographs, including Charles Clyde Ebbets’ “Lunch on a Skyscraper,” the group portrait of the Dodge City Peace Commission, and Rich Lam's photograph of a couple kissing atop the pavement during the Vancouver Stanley Cup Riots, do more than capture an image: They communicate a worldview. Photographers, videographers: Saturn & Crantor, both in Retrograde in Aquarius, advise you to consider & to weigh the validity of “worldviews” before & after you use your cameras.  

AQUARIUS – Political analysts generally agree that Nova Scotia Premiere Robert Stanfield lost the 1974 Election for Canadian Prime Minister to Pierre Trudeau because photojournalist Doug Ball photographed Stanfield ineptly fumbling a football thrown to him at a stopover in North Bay, Ontario. Saturn & Crantor, both in Retrograde in Aquarius, does not suggest that you practice your football. Rather, know your weaknesses & your strengths before stepping in front of a camera. Realize, also, local customs. Don’t, like John Kerry did, order Swiss cheese on a Philly Cheesesteak. Don’t, like Bill DeBlasio, eat pizza with a fork.  

PISCES – One photograph endlessly disseminated in the British Columbian & Canadian media pictures two British Columbian gangsters, the Red Scorpion Jamie Bacon & the United Nation’s Kevin LeClair, sharing a beer on the balcony of a Surrey condominium on a sunny day. The rather low-key & casual photograph cost LeClair his life, because Bacon intended it as a provocation to the United Nations that LeClair had betrayed them. Saturn & Crantor, both in Retrograde in Aquarius, cite this photograph as a reminder that a photograph with anybody can be construed as an overt act of political affiliation . . . with all concomitant consequences.  

* Crantor, a centaur planet which crosses across the orbit of Uranus between the orbits of Saturn & Neptune, was discovered in April 2002 and named in December 2005. Demoleon the centaur killed Crantor the Lapith with a tree trunk that Demoleon had thrown at Theseus, who ducked out of the way, as per the advice of Pallas Athena, at the very last minute. For information on how to interpret Crantor, formerly 2002-GO9, note reference to Philip Sedgwick below.

A great source online for how to interpret Crantor and many other centaurs, asteroids & minor planets, in an individual's chart & in transit, is
Zane Stein's website "Chiron and Friends” at
http://www.zanestein.com/chiron_a.htm

The only source online for how to interpret many unnamed centaurs and transneptunians, as well as an excellent source for how to interpret Crantor and all named centaurs, is 
Philip Sedgwick’s webpage “A Summary of The Centaurs” 
on Jonathan Dunn’s website "Ephemeral Info” at
http://ephemeral.info/qot/galastro.shtml

A great resource for ephemeris data on Crantor and over 3000 minor planets, asteroids & centaurs, is on   
Jonathan Dunn's website “Ephemeral Info” at
http://ephemeral.info

An indispensable resource for mythologies from all five continents, including but not limited to African, Native American, Inuit, Mayan, Aztec, Incan, Voodoo, Asian, Norse, Celtic, Oceanic, Greek & Roman mythologies is
Encyclopedia Mythica
at
www.pantheon.org

Research on the above footnotes generously provided to the general public by
The IAU: Minor Planet Center
at
http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html

* Planets either move forward, in which case they orbit in Direct Motion, or move backward, in which case they orbit in Retrograde Motion. Planets in Direct Motion seek to make progress, while Planets in Retrograde Motion seek to redress past imbalances.

ARTICLE #7

Chiron< conjuncts* 2000-QB243> in Aries from February 9, 2022 to May 18, 2024. Starting with the Occupy Wall Street Movement in September 2011, protestors wore Guy Fawkes masks, named after the failed early 17th century assassin & insurrectionist who attempted to blow up the British House of Lords as part of a plot to kill King James I, adding sarcastic ideological zing to the strategy to prevent law enforcement from detecting them in surveillance videos. Such Guy Fawkes masks resurfaced during larger-scale street protests following the death of Eric Garner during his arrest by NYPD officers in Staten Island & the shooting of Michael Brown by the Ferguson Police Department in the St. Louis suburb, both in the summer of 2014. Now, under COVID-19, considerable large-scale retail theft occurred as groups of vandals & thieves dutifully wore their COVID-19 masks to shield them all from identification. Conversely, only the more violent of the January 6, 2021 insurrections at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. hid their faces from photographic or videographic documentation by wrapping their faces within scarves.  

ARIES – It is not unlikely that you haven’t seen the face of certain associates since 2019, given that, anytime that you might see them in person, their faces are covered. Chiron conjunct 2000-QB243 therefore warns you to be ready to notice how acutely & permanently the faces of some of these individuals have changed.  

TAURUS – Undeclared enemies will opt not to remove their mask & to show their faces to you as a means of intimidating you to keep at your distance. Because you cannot legally remove the masks from their faces, Chiron conjunct 2000-QB243 states that you can reciprocate their malice by staying such enemies from above your own face mask extremely hard to their beady eyes.  

GEMINI – U.S. President Joe Biden does not act upon what Russian President Vladimir Putin says in talks & negotiations but bases his military & political strategy upon what Russian President Putin does. Chiron conjunct 2000-QB243 listens to “Elephant Talk” sung by Adrian Belew off King Crimson’s Discipline, “Babble, banter, burble, bicker – BROUHAHA!” Beauty & ugly is as beauty & ugly does. Don’t be fooled by the soundtrack!  

CANCER – Professionally, who makes decisions? Who gets credit? Who gets blamed? Chiron conjunct 2000-QB243 wonders why the answer to each question differs. Accept that, until the answer to all these questions is the same person with the same name, the power structure is unsustainably dysfunctional.  

LEO – Whether you are a container ship operator delivering foreign goods to port, a college student taking a final exam back home from class to your dorm room or a passenger on a local light rail or public transit who routinely watches other people jump turnstiles or bet the fare every day, Chiron conjunct 2000-QB243 distinguishes between mandatory laws & casual, lax or selective law enforcement. Really, how the authorities choose to enforce the law should not be an issue to those who obey it.  

VIRGO – Surveillance, security: Chiron conjunct 2000-QB243 indicate that burglars, shoplifters, vandals & thieves are very camera savvy. Crude disguises work much better than sophisticated camouflage. Realize when the medium of your surveillance is your main obstacle to identifying your perpetrator.  

LIBRA – You may think that you have some influence over a friend, partner or lover, about whether or not they wear a mask, whether they hide in a crowd so as to be anonymous when it is important to be noticed & vice-versa, or whether the draw attention to themselves the wrong way at the wrong time. Chiron conjunct 2000-QB243 suggests that what you interpret as a cry for help may just be an attempt to secure an ongoing audience for their dysfunctional, desultory rebellion Stop trying to save those not worth saving. Mentor high achievers.  

SCORPIO – Why won’t certain employees, highly skilled & motivated, overachieve of their own accord? Chiron conjunct 2000-QB243 surmises that such talented employees intuit the possibility of punishment, whether from bosses or colleagues, for such outperformance. This requires applied retraining – depersonalized personal attention.  

SAGITTARIUS – Writers, artists: Chiron conjunct 2000-QB243 inspires you powerfully with a written narrative or abstract technique where ego interacts with ambiguity, which either undermines, contradicts or leads the ego in a different direction. However, the narrative must not remain simply in the protagonist’s head. Tyler Durden speaks specific instructions in David Fincher’s Fight Club, “I want you to hit me as hard as you can!”  

CAPRICORN – Nobody really needs to know what Bob really did as Walter Becker sings to his child off Circus Money, “Now you know for certain what the big wide world is good for, and that Bob's just not your uncle anymore.” Indeed, Chiron conjunct 2000-QB243 has some very valid questions for this lyric, “Since, by definition, ‘Uncle’ represents a biological, hereditary relationship, how can one choose who is, and who is not, one’s uncle?” A valid semantic argument – but Walter Becker is having none of it. Get the point.  

AQUARIUS – When you & your older brother played “Punchbug,” as your dad & mom drove the family to the cottage on the lake for your summer vacation, your father stopped driving & punished both of you after you gave your older brother a black eye after seeing the lime-colored VW. When you kissed the daughter of your next-door neighbor underneath the Christmas mistletoe, where you surprised that your father had to hold back her father after you slipped her the tongue & gave her a hickey? The truth is, you took advantage – just as other people will take advantage under the current influence of Chiron conjunct 2000-QB243. Be prepared not just to enforce parlor game rules, but the law.  

PISCES – Holding onto a certain amount of Canadian Loonies, American Dollars or Mexican Pesos after a vacation is a common enough habit – particularly if you travel internationally across this hemisphere. But investing in it? We all know that currency rates fluctuate. However, unless you are a financial professional, Chiron conjunct 2000-QB243 advises you against taking your Monopoly Money too seriously. Foreign currency for fun! But for profit? Real profit? Don’t ruin your upcoming vacation. Obsess in the future of Bitcoin instead.

< Chiron, named after the wounded centaur who sacrificed his immortality in return for the liberation of Prometheus (he who stole fire from the gods!) was the first centaur planet discovered back in 1977. Chiron, described as "the wounded healer" by Zane Stein & Barbara Hand Clow, bridges the gap between Saturn & Uranus, exhorting us to teach that which we most need to learn.

> 2000-QB243 is an unnamed transneptunian object (TNO) discovered on August 25, 2000. The orbit of 2000-QB243 traverses from within the orbit of Uranus out past the orbit of Pluto.

The best source in print for how to interpret Chiron and many other minor planets, in an individual's chart & in transit, is
Asteroid Goddess, written by Demetra George and published by
ACS Publications of San Diego, California. 

A great source online for how to interpret Chiron and many other centaurs, asteroids & minor planets, in an individual's chart & in transit, is
Zane Stein's website "Chiron and Friends" at
http://www.zanestein.com/chiron_a.htm

Read seminal astrological analysis on Chiron and other named & unnamed minor planets, asteroids, centaurs, transneptunians, plutinos and damacloids on
Juan Antonio Revilla’s website “Astrology of the New Centaurs” at
http://www.expreso.co.cr/centaurs/index.html

The only source online for how to interpret many unnamed centaurs and transneptunians, as well as an excellent source for how to interpret Chiron and all named centaurs, is
Philip Sedgwick’s webpage “Riders in the Sky – The Centaurs”
on Zane Stein's website "Chiron and Friends”  at http://www.zanestein.com/phil.htm

A great resource for ephemeris data on Chiron, 2000-QB243 and over 3000 minor planets, asteroids & centaurs, is on
Jonathan Dunn's website "Ephemeral Info" at
http://ephemeral.info

An indispensable resource for mythologies from all five continents, including but not limited to African, Native American, Inuit, Mayan, Aztec, Incan, Voodoo, Asian, Norse, Celtic, Oceanic, Greek & Roman mythologies is
Encyclopedia Mythica
at
www.pantheon.org

Research on the above footnotes generously provided to the general public by
The IAU: Minor Planet Center
at
http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html

* A Conjunction is a harmonious aspect wherein two or more planets meet as they transit the same sign.

ARTICLE #8

Pluto conjuncts* Amycus! in Capricorn
from December 7, 2020 to February 17, 2023.

During the George W. Bush Administration, President Bush’s daughter Jenna, more outspoken than twin sister Barbara, learned to handle the media – but she made mistakes. Twice in early 2001, police arrested Jenna for buying alcohol as a minor. “With her second citation for alleged underage alcohol offenses, Jenna Bush has been thrust into the public spotlight for transgressions that likely would not be noticed if they involved any of her fellow students,” asserted USA TODAY’s Tom Kenworthy in “Bush Daughters Cited in Texas,” stating the obvious. “Among students lingering here Thursday between the spring and summer sessions, her situation generated a certain amount of sympathy, but also some feeling that a young woman in her position ought to be more careful.”

Recently, in “Former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager on Violence at U.S. Capitol: 'This is Not the America that I Know,'” Yahoo Entertainment’s Raechal Shewfelt recounts how NBC’s Today Show’s Hoda Kotb asked the former First Daughter for her thoughts about rioters’ storming the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. after rioters attended outgoing President Donald J. Trump’s rally, accompanied by son Donald Jr. and daughter Ivanka Trump Kushner. Jenna Bush Hager proved that she knew well the pedestal from which she spoke. “I have had the privilege of standing on those steps, in several inaugurations, not just for family members, but for the first black President of the United States of America, when I was a teacher, in inner-city D.C., and that meant so much to so many,” Bush Hager said. “I kissed my grandfather goodbye in that rotunda. I have felt the majesty of our country in those walls and nobody can take that from any of us.”  

ARIES – To disregard “the scion of privilege,” the son or daughter of the prestigious local patriarch or matriarch, is unwise. Indeed, Pluto conjunct Amycus asserts that it matters not whether “the scion of privilege” acts & speaks artlessly or artfully. Whatever they say is heard – “the scion of privilege” holds the patriarch’s or matriarch’s ear. Show overt respect.  

TAURUS – The police chief’s son & daughter have gotten arrested when they were younger, and it may appear that that son or daughter got away unscathed legally. Even so, Pluto conjunct Amycus emphasizes that, back then, they were held accountable by the police chief, the ultimate Řbermensch of the Freudian superego. Do not presume the police chief’s son or daughter remained lawless & reckless forever – particularly if they know that you yourself are breaking the law.  

GEMINI – Don’t kid yourself: The brokerage house which caters to old money caters even more to the accounts held by the relatives of the brokerage firm’s founder – even after, as Pluto conjunct Amycus will occasionally make clear, such relatives demonstrate financial & behavioral innumeracy, “That is guaranteed to lose everybody money, you fool!”  

CANCER – Don’t be so foolish as to establish yourself as an outright opponent of a powerful, local businessperson’s family or politician’s family. Indeed, Pluto conjunct Amycus suggests that to do so may instead establish a scenario wherein you both start out as enemies & end up as friends. Instead, maintain a friendship with whichever generation accepts you – on your terms, “Consider me ‘counterpoint’ – leaning towards ‘satire.’” Hunt for that cunning laugh!  

LEO – Employing, supervising or working alongside an entry level employee whose father is an important local elected official or a local wealthy business tycoon turns the table – instead of monitoring their performance, Pluto conjunct Amycus more than suggests that they monitor yours. But, in fact, the dynamic is more complex than that. Be awake as to all the cross-currents.  

VIRGO – Student athletes & parents thereof: In certain regions of the country, including Florida & California, high school athletes train with the children of immensely wealthy & famous superstar athletes. What does this mean to you? The current answer: Pluto conjunct Amycus replies, “Absolutely nothing.” People are people are people. Behave naturally – let chips fall where they fall.  

LIBRA – Your boss, the mayor, may have invited you to dinner. Great! Nevertheless, Pluto conjunct Amycus warns you not to presume that the mayor is in charge of the mayor’s household. Discretion is (the better part of valor) (necessary for maintaining high-level political connections.)  

SCORPIO – The boss, who owns the joint, was always getting into trouble, barking orders in hostile borderline insults that degraded employees so harshly that they don’t want to do their job anymore. Well, Pluto conjunct Amycus announces that bosses have found the perfect surrogate to issue instructions for them: The boss’s son, “I survived & thrived under my father – and so can you!”  

SAGITTARIUS – You’ve got a powerful, well-connected father? Well, Pluto conjunct Amycus gives you two ways to look at it: With a powerful father, 1) One can never get in trouble; or 2) One is guaranteed a position of power eventually, provided that one never, ever gets in trouble.  

CAPRICORN – As a child in a family with a prominent parent, Pluto conjunct Amycus states that that child has no peers – only siblings. Cousins don’t count!  

AQUARIUS – Policy: When you meet the son or daughter of the owner, boss, or local politically elected official while at your job, Pluto conjunct Amycus demands that you treat the children as the equal to the parents. The Waterbearer’s penchant for decorum is impeccable & absolute! Policy!  

PISCES – Express gratitude for being given the opportunity to speak with a powerful individual’s son or daughter, “I appreciate the chance to converse with the younger generation.” Pluto conjunct Amycus empowers you to speak cryptically & didactically, with veiled reference, “You are familiar no doubt with the invitation of the Savannah gentleman in John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil concerning his city’s status in Georgia, ‘What will you have to drink?’ Well, I would reply, ‘A well-mannered dirty martini’ – despite my ostensible lack of tools & social graces, I nevertheless aim to impress.”  

* Amycus, a centaur planet which crosses across the orbits of Uranus & Neptune between the orbit of Saturn & the more remote portion of the orbit of Pluto, was discovered in April 2002 and named in December 2005. Amycus was the first centaur to engage in battle with the Lapiths by smashing the face of the Lapith Celadon with a candelabrum stripped from the inmost wedding shrine. For information on how to interpret Amycus, formerly 2002-GB10, note reference to Philip Sedgwick below.

A great source online for how to interpret Amycus and many other centaurs, asteroids & minor planets, in an individual's chart & in transit, is
Zane Stein's website "Chiron and Friends” at
http://www.zanestein.com/chiron_a.htm

The only source online for how to interpret many unnamed centaurs and transneptunians, as well as an excellent source for how to interpret Amycus and all named centaurs, is 
Philip Sedgwick’s webpage “A Summary of The Centaurs” 
on Jonathan Dunn’s website "Ephemeral Info” at
http://ephemeral.info/qot/galastro.shtml

A great resource for ephemeris data on Amycus and over 3000 minor planets, asteroids & centaurs, is on   
Jonathan Dunn's website “Ephemeral Info” at
http://ephemeral.info

An indispensable resource for mythologies from all five continents, including but not limited to African, Native American, Inuit, Mayan, Aztec, Incan, Voodoo, Asian, Norse, Celtic, Oceanic, Greek & Roman mythologies is
Encyclopedia Mythica
at
www.pantheon.org

Research on the above footnotes generously provided to the general public by
The IAU: Minor Planet Center
at
http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html

* A Conjunction is a harmonious aspect wherein two or more planets meet as they transit the same sign.

ARTICLE #9

The North Node$ transits Taurus
from December 23, 2021 to July 12, 2023.

The opening sequence of the second-season episode of the Sixties TV series I Spy entitled “Mainly on the Plains,” set in Seville, Spain, begins in unusual form. Lead actor Robert Culp as Kelly Robinson, instead of pursuing, protecting, seducing, spying on or spying with a truly gorgeous, savvy, young, brilliant woman, truly enjoys an encounter with Boris Karloff playing the venerable, distinguished nuclear physicist from the University of Madrid named Don Ernesto Silvando. Don Ernesto, erudite about the significance of all sorts of details about local historical landmarks in this ancient Spanish city, including, particularly, and passionately, about Miguel de Cervantes’s classic epic novel of the ages, Don Quixote – of which Don Ernesto owns 61 different editions translated into 14 different languages, including the Nigerian tribal language Bantu, which has no word for “windmill” – charms Kelly into uncharacteristic humility.

Soon thereafter, Kelly, Kelly’s partner, Bill Cosby as Alexander Scott, and Don Ernesto all agree, circumspectly, circuitously and gingerly, in obedience to all unseen authorities, that Kelly & Scottie would accompany Don Ernesto to Madrid on a business trip by automobile across Spain from Seville to Madrid. In their car along the highway as they follow Don Ernesto, Scottie wonders darkly to Kelly, “This whole ride up here is like something out of Don Quixote.”

Embedding Don Quixote within another work of fiction, in this case a television script, is not unprecedented. Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine master of metafiction, published “Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote,” where fictional literary critic Menard attempts to recreate Don Quixote, line by line, to account for developments in world history for the past three centuries, in 1939. In the context of this I Spy episode “Mainly on the Plains,” the metafictional observation which Scottie imparts to Kelly is not mere armchair psychotherapy, but, in fact, pertinent information for their mission. The U.S. Government assigned Kelly & Scottie to obtain from Don Ernesto the algorithm he discovered, “The Thermal Co-Efficient for the Homing Anti-Missile Missile,” necessary to create a military defense against a nuclear weapon system. Kelly & Scottie must engage & cooperate with Don Ernesto’s idiosyncrasies & peccadillos for that explicit end.

Don Ernesto does in fact indulge such idiosyncrasies & peccadillos. Fairly early on their trip across Spain, Don Ernesto stops driving, exits his car, then approaches, confronts & chastises one of Don Quixote’s sworn enemies, waving his cane at a local windmill. Later, amidst the chaos of pandemonium, Don Ernesto, like Don Quixote, against all legal authority, releases prisoners being transported along the same road from Seville to Madrid by La Policia de la Mancha. Amidst these & other concurrent adventures, Scottie, with a deeper background in literature than playboy partner Kelly, informs Kelly that what really motivates Don Ernesto is what motivated Don Quixote: To induce society to return to a code of chivalry.

It is only within this context of chivalry that Don Ernesto will participate in this charade – which conclusively explains Don Ernesto‘s initial & permanent contempt for an eastern bloc agent who misrepresented his true nationality when he first met Kelly & Don Ernesto at the beginning of the episode. “Which tells me that you are a liar,” Don Ernesto accused. “I know why you are trying to be my friend – and I reject you.”  

ARIES – You have cultivated zero tolerance for those who spend or even make money doing or selling goods or services that only plutocrats can, and you could never personally want or, afford. The North Node in Taurus compels you to notice all the people in the world who desperately need basics – shelter, food, water, literacy. The cult of technological progress offends & insults you, “Get the homeless off the street! Give them a shower & a plate of spaghetti!”  

TAURUS – You are sick of clicking on an article published by The New York Times or The Washington Post in an email newsletter or Google News only to be told by robotic dialogue box that you must pay to read it. Furthermore, the North Node in Taurus drives home the initial epiphany, “Journalistic opinion is not news coverage.” Investigate the news coverage of other North American newspapers & media outlets. Disregard “the low-hanging fruit.”  

GEMINI – Public money in the capital markets paid to allow Jeff Bezos to take over all the used books & CDs in the world, to underwrite Elon Musk & his war with the Biden Administration & the State of California, to empower Mark Zuckerberg to give anybody who wants one a free Facebook portal. Now the North Node in Taurus notes that Bezos & Musk fly into space as Zuckerberg secretly considers a run for President as he evades, then appears, before Parliamentary committees the entire world over. The bottom line: “Why are you financing the capricious whimsey of plutocrats?”  

CANCER – The North Node in Taurus states that the true political issue of the day is “cash” versus “cashless.” The bottom line: A debit card, a credit card, a checking account, any type of savings account is not cash in your pocket. Cash in your pocket is not subject to surveillance by the state. Why does the state need to control the flow of all your money if you are a law-abiding citizen? Do you want everything about your life to be recorded by state & institutional authorities or not?  

LEO – Arthur Anderson could not have perpetrated the massive accounting fraud of Enron without two things: The local area network & Microsoft Excel. The North Node in Taurus intends to restore the iron-fisted exclusivity of proprietary information – and Leo the Lion is all for it!  

VIRGO – A tightly-wound technocrat scrolls his cell phone with his right thumb & stares at their boss’s emails for the entire commute to & from work while his unread copy of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace sits on his bookshelf at home. The North Node in Taurus does not need to ask, “What is wrong with this picture?” Eradicate your own bad habits against this negative example.  

LIBRA – The pursuit of political gain will only distract & perhaps mislead you. The North Node in Taurus demands that you live within your means as you obey all laws. Indulging in luxuries when you cannot afford them, siphoning off non-existent financial largess to buy illegal drugs, catering to the whimsy of a large-breasted or well-hung gold-digging sex maniac – the wide road to destruction. Count your pennies, nickels, dimes & quarters. Save dollars. Put your credit cards away.  

SCORPIO – Financially leveraged in your quest for world domination? Encountering empiric overreach as you must oversee way too many ventures, people, deadlines? The North Node in Taurus observes that your somewhat hedonistic companion has a valid point, “It appears that your material acquisitiveness brings you no distinct pleasure.” Accept their invitation to enjoy a steak & a martini . . . and to discuss jazz, “Tell me – have you finished collecting all of Fifties Coltrane on vinyl yet?”  

SAGITTARIUS – Neil Young, who has seen the needle & the damage done, did in fact sing, “It’s better to burn out . . . than it is to rust.” Well, you’ve done both. The North Node in Taurus declares that the time has come to sandblast all that corrosion, to regenerate through training at the gym, and to pursue meaningful, lucrative labor – genuine, sober, serious rehabilitation. Shark chum is for sharks – don’t fill up on garbage. Edify your living skeleton.

CAPRICORN – Why was The Lehman Trilogy written by Stefano Massini, an Italian novelist & playwright, and performed first in Saint-╔tienne, France, when the story of the Wall Street brokerage firm Lehman Brothers is a profoundly & distinctly American epic dating from the Presidential Administrations of James Polk in 1847 to Barack Obama in 2008? The North Node in Taurus responds, “For the same reason that Moby Dick was a commercial failure which effectively ended Herman Melville’s literary career: Because Americans are philistines.” (Did you notice how Nathaniel Hawthorne satirizes Americans’ relationship with food in “The Custom House,” the introduction to The Scarlet Letter?) Everybody already knows & nobody wants to hear whether or not there is a market for what (you) (anybody) writes or not: Are you a committed artist or not?  

AQUARIUS – The city where you live transforms itself before your eyes. The North Node in Taurus gently admonishes the Waterbearer that their opinions about it are not that important. All sorts of delicacies & rarities now become readily available. Indulge your inner sensualist & your inner epicurean.  

PISCES – You don’t understand people without bus fare or train fare. Fare evaders who jump turnstiles or fail to show verified tickets to authorized police agents perplex you. And why is that loudmouth giving that stewardess such a hard time? The North Node in Taurus completely understands you – in fact, you’re funny. Very funny. You’ve got a lot of material with which to work, “And now, ladies & gentlemen, for your comedic pleasure – the Big Fish!” (“Who, me?”)

$ The North Node and the South Node, or the Nodes of the Moon, represent current & past life karma, respectively, according to astrologer Martin Schulman. Astronomically, the North Node & the South Node are the two points at which the Moon's orbit intersects the ecliptic, setting a timetable for large-scale Solar & Lunar Eclipses over time.