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ARTICLE #1: The upcoming influence of
the New Aquarius Moon/Solar Eclipse
ARTICLE #2: The current influence of
transiting Mars in Sagittarius
ARTICLE #3: The current influence of
transiting Jupiter in Scorpio
ARTICLE #4: The current influence of
transiting Saturn in Capricorn
ARTICLE #5: The current influence of
transiting Chiron in Direct Motion in Pisces trine
transiting 2002-VR130 in Cancer
ARTICLE #6: The current influence of
transiting Uranus in Direct Motion in Aries square
transiting 2002-VR130 in Cancer
ARTICLE #7: The current influence of
the transiting North Node in Leo

ARTICLE #1

Nessus! conjunct1 Venus in Pisces not only trines2 2001-SQ73% in Cancer but also sextiles3 Saturn in Capricorn, while Pluto in Capricorn trines2 Bienor< conjunct1 2000-OO67> in Taurus, opposes4 Cyllarus@ in Cancer and sextiles3 Deucalion? in Scorpio, as Neptune in Pisces squares5 Asbolus<< conjunct1 1996-TL66>> in Gemini opposite4 both Mars & Vesta+ in Sagittarius, while 2001-KX76# (so-called Ixion#) in Sagittarius sextiles3 Juno* conjunct1 the Sun in Aquarius conjunct1 the New Aquarius Moon/Solar Eclipse on February 15, 2018. Not only business relationships but in fact some friendships & romances are based upon outdated business protocols – depositing or withdrawing money from the bank, lighting a candle in a church, shopping at a mom-and-pop local neighborhood grocery, butcher, produce seller or diner. Too much change in how to do business overwhelms many of these individuals in such relationships as they seek those institutions which provide social roles which make them feel comfortable & familiar. The march of progress & change continues forward inexorably, despite the need for such familiar feelings – but, as long as those agents of progress & change focus their minds upon solving logistic problems rather than how any one or another group of individuals feel, everybody remains, for the moment, content.  

ARIES – Applying for a college or university before its deadline, booking flights & hotels international travel, submitting resumes or CVs for positions within the government – all of these things take a limited amount of time, then, fairly quickly, they are done. However, Nessus, Venus, 2001-SQ73, Saturn, Pluto, Bienor, 2000-OO67, Cyllarus, Deucalion, Neptune, Asbolus, 1996-TL66, Mars, Vesta, 2001-KX76, Juno, the Sun & the New Aquarius Moon urge you not to consider organizing the logistics of any one of those specific endeavors, for yourself or for somebody else, but whether or not you or they really want to go through the experience – and its consequences.  

TAURUS – When making public statements, you can demonstrate your emotion without expressing your feelings. Because Nessus, Venus, 2001-SQ73, Saturn, Pluto, Bienor, 2000-OO67, Cyllarus, Deucalion, Neptune, Asbolus, 1996-TL66, Mars, Vesta, 2001-KX76, Juno, the Sun & the New Aquarius Moon demand that you speak logically in the face of people who think conflicting thoughts & feel conflicting emotions, you will want to make clear & logical statements with the unspoken intensity of a human being rather than the detached, frigid logic of a robot.  

GEMINI – A huge project that descends upon you under the current influence of Nessus, Venus, 2001-SQ73, Saturn, Pluto, Bienor, 2000-OO67, Cyllarus, Deucalion, Neptune, Asbolus, 1996-TL66, Mars, Vesta, 2001-KX76, Juno, the Sun & the New Aquarius Moon demands that you strategize for it as a marathon of several stages – and not a sprint at all. Moreover, as you strategize those several stages from the onset, realize that, once you reach the third or fourth stage as you planned it from the beginning, you will need to redraft your strategies based upon what you have learned since the beginning of the project & the resources, including personnel, that you now & will have at your long-term disposal. Don’t underestimate how much time each stage will take – rather, overestimate it.  

CANCER – A flash of intuition may fight its way above the surface of your unconscious mind in order to penetrate your waking consciousness, but it would be reckless & unwise to consider the content of that flash of insight as a prophecy upon which you can take decisive action. Rather, Nessus, Venus, 2001-SQ73, Saturn, Pluto, Bienor, 2000-OO67, Cyllarus, Deucalion, Neptune, Asbolus, 1996-TL66, Mars, Vesta, 2001-KX76, Juno, the Sun & the New Aquarius Moon exhort you to do more yoga, Zen or other type of New Age meditation to integrate insights popping into the surface of your conscious mind with a more streamlined current of intuition operating far below the surface. Don’t act precipitously. Let your behavior emanate from you as part of your natural flow.  

LEO – New business deals & partnerships not only endure much silent envy & surveillance from opponents & adversaries but also pose logistic obstacles that make their launch more of a burden than either a pleasure or an enterprise. Nessus, Venus, 2001-SQ73, Saturn, Pluto, Bienor, 2000-OO67, Cyllarus, Deucalion, Neptune, Asbolus, 1996-TL66, Mars, Vesta, 2001-KX76, Juno, the Sun & the New Aquarius Moon implore you to rethink before you commit – even to a handshake. Don’t overwhelm yourself with insurmountable, insuperable complications.  

VIRGO – A spouse or business partner who now places their faith in an intelligent yet empathetic female doctor, psychiatrist or psychologist has selected the right individual to help you rehabilitate wayward family members back into productive society. You doubt because this problem has become so entrenched – but Nessus, Venus, 2001-SQ73, Saturn, Pluto, Bienor, 2000-OO67, Cyllarus, Deucalion, Neptune, Asbolus, 1996-TL66, Mars, Vesta, 2001-KX76, Juno, the Sun & the New Aquarius Moon insist that this professional has dealt with many similar issues before. Listen patiently in the beginning as this professional explains her logic.  

LIBRA – What you consider to be a straightforward, logical, no-brainer decision under the current influence of Nessus, Venus, 2001-SQ73, Saturn, Pluto, Bienor, 2000-OO67, Cyllarus, Deucalion, Neptune, Asbolus, 1996-TL66, Mars, Vesta, 2001-KX76, Juno, the Sun & the New Aquarius Moon makes both employees & colleagues worry not only about fairly daunting & tricky logistic obstacles but how people in the public will respond to your decision. Don’t allow the echo of your own logical arguments to drown out the valid objections of those who have either valid worries or angry feelings.  

SCORPIO – Additional opportunities at financial growth via investments in emerging markets, expansion of your business into international markets or moving to another country now encounter narrow regulatory restrictions, the consequences of which may or may not favor you. As a result, Nessus, Venus, 2001-SQ73, Saturn, Pluto, Bienor, 2000-OO67, Cyllarus, Deucalion, Neptune, Asbolus, 1996-TL66, Mars, Vesta, 2001-KX76, Juno, the Sun & the New Aquarius Moon favor holding cash on hand. If you are going to invest money on anything, make long-overdue home improvements – not only do you live in your home, but you must also maintain it as a long-term investible asset. Talk to contractors as you check prices at Home Depot!  

SAGITTARIUS – Of course you are free to express your opinion – after all, have you ever let anybody stop you from expressing your opinion in the past? However, you may want to think about the consequences of what you say before you speak – and, as Nessus, Venus, 2001-SQ73, Saturn, Pluto, Bienor, 2000-OO67, Cyllarus, Deucalion, Neptune, Asbolus, 1996-TL66, Mars, Vesta, 2001-KX76, Juno, the Sun & the New Aquarius Moon now assert, never more so than now. Not that anybody is going to arrest you – but what you say may outright depress dozens of people as it induces somebody to hurt themselves through recklessness. Not everybody is as mentally tough as you – be gentle.  

CAPRICORN – You don’t have an opinion because you do not understand the data or the evidence as presented before you. However, because people want to know what you think, Nessus, Venus, 2001-SQ73, Saturn, Pluto, Bienor, 2000-OO67, Cyllarus, Deucalion, Neptune, Asbolus, 1996-TL66, Mars, Vesta, 2001-KX76, Juno, the Sun & the New Aquarius Moon insist that you must express this lack of opinion explicitly in such a way that both allies & adversaries realize that you are not using this lack of opinion as a ploy to communicate covertly through code. Assert transparently, “The information at our disposal is inconclusive – end of story.”  

AQUARIUS – Associates, allies, enemies & loved ones all know what you think – and they all agree that you are committed to what you believe & are brilliant. What is more important, however, under the current influence of Nessus, Venus, 2001-SQ73, Saturn, Pluto, Bienor, 2000-OO67, Cyllarus, Deucalion, Neptune, Asbolus, 1996-TL66, Mars, Vesta, 2001-KX76, Juno, the Sun & the New Aquarius Moon, is that associates, allies, enemies & loved ones have some idea of how you feel. Don’t alienate a potentially broad range of supporters because they simply have no idea of how to relate to you.  

PISCES – Bosses don’t care how you feel, so you shouldn’t care about what they think. Nessus, Venus, 2001-SQ73, Saturn, Pluto, Bienor, 2000-OO67, Cyllarus, Deucalion, Neptune, Asbolus, 1996-TL66, Mars, Vesta, 2001-KX76, Juno, the Sun & the New Aquarius Moon declare that you already have enough trouble determining, then executing, bosses’ explicit instructions, “What do they want? How do I do that?” Concentrate exclusively upon that as you detach yourself emotionally from such professional superiors – in many cases, they will simply never notice the difference.  

! Nessus, named after the centaur whose bloodied & semen-stained shirt eventually killed Hercules, was discovered during the siege at Waco in April 1993 & named in 1997. Nessus bridges the gap in consciousness between Saturn & Pluto, forcing us to discard naiveté about jealousy, anger, irrationality & evil in ourselves & in others so that we may cultivate the will & the stomach to evolve as a species.  

% 2001-SQ73 is an unnamed centaur planet discovered on September 19, 2001. The orbit of 2001-SQ73 crosses over the orbit of Uranus. For information on how to interpret 2001-SQ73, note reference to Philip Sedgwick below.  

< 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 Peirithous'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.  

> 2000-OO67 is an unnamed scattered-disk object (SDO) discovered on July 29, 2000. SDOs transit further out in space than even the outermost planets in our current solar system; of these, 2000-OO67 is the remote SDO ever discovered.  

@ Cyllarus, a centaur planet that traverses between Uranus & Pluto, was discovered in October 1998 & named in June 2003. Cyllarus, the noble husband of Hylonome, was killed by a random spear from an unknown hand in the battle between the Centaurs & the Lapiths. Upon witnessing the death of Cyllarus, Hylonome committed suicide by jumping on the spear that killed her husband in order to die with him. For further information on how to interpret Cyllarus, formerly 1998-TF35, note reference to Philip Sedgwick below.  

? Deucalion is a transneptunian object (TNO) discovered on April 18, 1999. Deucalion, the son of Prometheus & Clymene, is the Greek counterpart of Noah, as Zeus saved Deucalion & his wife Pyrrha, who rode upon an ark, from a flood that devastated mankind.  

<< 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.  

>> 1996-TL66 is an unnamed scattered-disk object (SDO) transneptunian object (TNO) discovered on October 9, 1996. SDOs are far more remote in space than even Varuna or Pluto, the outermost planets in our current solar system; 1996-TL66, an SDO, is also a TNO because, at perihelion, it hovers around the orbit of Neptune. For information on how to interpret 1996-TL66, note reference to Jonathan Dunn below.

Jonathan Dunn
(http://ephemeral.info)
postulates that 1996-TL66 should be named Nero, after the emperor who presided over the fall of Rome.  

+ Vesta, the brightest of the four major asteroids and the fourth to be discovered in 1807, is named after the goddess of the sacred fire within the hearth of ancient Rome, for whom the vestal virgins who named. The sacred fire represented the manifestation of the gods on earth, as well as how human sexuality (which vestal virgins indulged only during solstices) forms a bridge from human mortality to divine immortality.  

# 2001-KX76, officially named “Ixion”, is a transneptunian object (TNO) discovered on May 22, 2001.  

* Juno, the third asteroid to be discovered in 1804, was named after the faithful wife of the first & worst womanizer, Jupiter. Despite the behavior of her husband, Juno nevertheless rules marriage vows. Juno also rules those accouterments which women use to help attract their men, including jewelry & fashion, as well as (when well aspected) the healing power of sexual magic & (when badly aspected) the destructive power of sado-masochism.  

The best source in print for how to interpret Vesta, Juno 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 Nessus, Bienor, 2000-OO67, Cyllarus, Deucalion, Asbolus, 1996-TL66, Vesta, 2001-KX76, Juno 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 Nessus, Cyllarus, Asbolus, 1996-TL66, 2001-KX76 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 2001-SQ73 and many other unnamed centaurs and transneptunians, as well as an excellent source for how to interpret Nessus, Bienor, Cyllarus, Asbolus 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  

Read about 2000-OO67, 1996-TL66 and select low eccentricity transneptunian objects (TNOs) and scattered disc object (SDO) centaurs on Italian geologist & astrologer
Francesco Schiavinotto's
website "AstroGeoData" at
http://www.astrogeodata.it/index.htm  

A great resource for ephemeris data on Nessus, 2001-SQ73, Bienor, 2000-OO67, Cyllarus, Deucalion, Asbolus, 1996-TL66, Vesta, 2001-KX76, Juno 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 Conjunction is a harmonious aspect wherein two or more planets meet as they transit the same sign.

2
A Trine is a harmonious aspect between or amongst planets transiting signs of like element (elements being Fire, Earth, Air & Water).

3 A Sextile is a harmonious yet primarily mental & social aspect between either Fire & Air signs (Fire being Aries, Leo, Sagittarius;  & Air being Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) or Earth & Water signs (Earth being Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn; & Water being Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces).

4 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).

5 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).

ARTICLE #2

Mars transits Sagittarius from January 26 to St. Patrick’s Day 2018. Some individuals, particularly the elderly who suffer acute physical ailments, require, but oftentimes shun, mollycoddling from their caretakers – because their bodies, can in fact, suffer injury if those individuals fail to do routine & normal tasks. Other individuals overestimate their capacities in the face of either myriad treacheries or barriers serving as public warning that everybody move slowly, causing such individuals to hurt themselves or, much more likely, everybody else. In all these instances, authority figures demand caution because circumstances call for caution – but authority figures do not always demand caution. In certain circumstances & along certain avenues, individuals do receive “a green light.”  

ARIES – Exhibiting an impatient attitude in the face of obstruction demonstrates a healthy attitude – as long as, as Mars in Sagittarius qualifies, that you don’t try to steamroll through obstacles. Obstacles exist for a reason – including so as to protect your health from broken bones. Wait for the green light in order to show your stuff.  

TAURUS – Vendors & merchants who believe that you have a right to their opinions are, at heart, monopolists & extortionists. Mars in Sagittarius strategizes that you heed the party line as long as you need them – then, when somebody else comes along, drop them like a hot potato!  

GEMINI – Demonstrating too much initiative at your job will saddle you with voluminous labor & niggling responsibilities without reward. As you attend to your professional duties in a yeoman-like manner, Mars in Sagittarius encourages you to channel your initiative into ventures amongst allies outside of the workplace with whom you share common intellectual interests which can yield all of you a much more dramatic payoff if all of you hit it big.

CANCER – You intimidate colleagues with your initiative as they fear you are trying to take over their well-defined fiefdom. Mars in Sagittarius mixes metaphors by advising you not to upset apple carts by rocking the boat. (Why is there an apple cart on the boat, anyway?) Wait for bosses to pull the trigger – and to yell, “Go!”  

LEO – Lazy & manipulative bureaucratic employees prevent you from going full force with your sales efforts as they ask you convoluted questions about the worthless piece of paper in their hand. Mars in Sagittarius suggests that you should not even let such employees know that you are pursuing new business – just take the piece of paper from their hands & say, “Let me get back to you.”  

VIRGO – Spouse, children & family members want to discuss “their feelings.” Mars in Sagittarius recommends that you encourage them, but do not participate. Focus your attention upon responsibilities involving finance & property.  

LIBRA – Your powerful speech is lost & wasted issuing employees mundane instructions. Mars in Sagittarius asserts that you should engage business partners by discussing ideas – ideas that can shape an artistic avant-garde or make you cold hard cash.  

SCORPIO – You’ve wasted enough money buying treats for children, lovers & friends. Instead, Mars in Sagittarius dares you to invest money by hiring a new employee or high-end technological device that can take your business to the next level.  

SAGITTARIUS – Sensitive family members interpret your initiative as aggression. Walk on eggshells at home – but when you really want to express yourself, Mars in Sagittarius urges you simply to hang out with your friends. Party down!  

CAPRICORN – Shady allies of false friends & secret enemies harangue you as they veil threats while casting aspersions. Mars in Sagittarius understands that actions speak louder than words. Give as good as you get & do not back down.  

AQUARIUS – Professional enemies seek to stifle you from expressing your political & philosophical ideas by placing undue pressure on how to execute your professional duties for your weekly paycheck – but Mars in Sagittarius guarantees that they will not be able to do so forever. When you get the opportunity, say exactly what you believe – the bigger the audience, the better.  

PISCES – Many bosses can push you around to execute on their deadlines because nobody more senior is using your services. Cooperate. However, down the line very soon, Mars in Sagittarius signifies that a boss or power broker will need you to accomplish quality & time-sensitive work for them – and they will pay you top dollar. Ride tight in the saddle.

ARTICLE #3

Jupiter transits Scorpio from October 11, 2017 to November 8, 2018. Definitions, exhortations & proclamations of virtue from the clergyman’s pulpit, or from a politician’s bully pulpit, seem broad, vague & simplistic because they refer to nothing & nobody, yet encompass everything & everybody. Many disregard these platitudes – the complexity of their lives forces them to address their friends, their workplaces, various contradictory associates in different social, military & political arenas & all sorts of civic affairs, with a moral code of loyalties, virtues & vices to address life as they know it. Then, without warning, the police arrest all their friends, their market competitor buys their employer, hundreds of new people from . . . wherever . . . move into their neighborhood for no clear reason & a foreign military takes over their country. That moral code of loyalties, virtues & vices no longer applies but nevertheless empowers the strongest amongst them to survive. Why? Because that moral code subjects itself to adjustment, refinement & complexity, under repressive duress, without denying those loyalties, virtues & vices as seen through the prism of an ostensibly refracted, yet nevertheless inviolate, fully integrated & whole moral compass.

ARIES – You pray to God & beseech the dead because you want what you want. But should God or the dead speak to you, whether in a dream, channeled through the voice of a family member, sitcom personality or foreign leader, or in print between the comics & the numbers, Jupiter in Scorpio declares that they do so because you refuse to acknowledge lessons that you need to learn. You brought yourself to this level of pain because you demanded that your questions be answered – do not disregard the thoughtful reply.  

TAURUS – You are not cutting a deal with the Devil – or even with Richard Nixon. But Jupiter in Scorpio will bestow upon Taurus the Bull all that it wants & needs – and more! – as long as Taurus the Bull knows the real price of what it requests. Remember: You may be the nicest person with whom this individual does business – but you are not the only one. And put your (Loonies) (Dollars) (Pesos) back in your pocket – keep the dead Presidents & Prime Ministers out of it!  

GEMINI – You own your job because you are the only one who can do it. Jupiter in Scorpio concedes that this gives you influence about how your employer does business – but it does not give you power. Manifest labor carries more weight than spoken opinions – unless, of course, bosses specifically request to hear it. Don’t strut with egoistic, arrogant pride – fly safely & steadily under the radar.  

CANCER – Do you praise God in private after, and because, you got laid, or do you praise God in public in order to get laid in private – and on the down low? Jupiter in Scorpio now reminds you that, in both instances, God & your lover are on the same side, whether they are for – or against – you. Don’t play the rulers of your current & eternal happiness for suckers!  

LEO – Jupiter in Scorpio demands that Leo the Lion quantify what reward or punishment others merit with pinpoint accuracy. Many people behave badly because they do not believe that authority figures know what’s what. Let everybody know that you absolutely, and always, keep score.  

VIRGO – You handle certain confidential business transactions because bosses assign them to you, but you also deal with complex issues that remain confidential only because few possess the specialized knowledge which such complex issues demand. Even so, Jupiter in Scorpio warns that you will alienate your partner or spouse, and you will teach the wrong lesson to teenagers & children, if you lord your proprietary status over them.  

LIBRA – Colleagues, employees & family do not need to know that you will be earning more money under the current influence of Jupiter in Scorpio. However, if you use that money to show that you are acting in everybody’s best interests, you will build morale, boost confidence & silence the selfish just looking for handouts.  

SCORPIO – You feel good! Jupiter in Scorpio makes you believe, “I am all that!” Other people will treat you differently, with respect as well as a touch of fear – but that’s not important. Enjoy how you feel – but do not allow vigorous self-confidence to obscure hard logic.  

SAGITTARIUS – Because Sagittarians believe deeply in personal freedom, they do not always believe in vice. “If I’m making a personal choice & I’m not hurting anybody,” the Archer argues, “why should you care?” But Jupiter in Scorpio responds, “But somebody is hurting somebody else – very badly.” Now, Sagittarius the Archer pays attention. Now, Sagittarius the Archer will work hard to punish those who hurt others – and to ensure that nobody else gets hurt.  

CAPRICORN – Read Aquarius. There is money to be made accommodating everybody who suddenly moves in to stay. Still, Jupiter in Scorpio declares that “accommodating” does not mean rubber-stamping every whim, desire & vice that these new arrivals want. Yes, change is a constant – but certain things shouldn’t change. Know whom, what & where you want to protect from the inexorable desires of the unconscious masses.  

AQUARIUS – Read Capricorn. You are not in a position to challenge new power brokers. Jupiter in Scorpio declares that you either work for these new power brokers or you work for those who oppose them. The words “work for,” moreover, strongly connote & in fact equal “gets paid by.” Get it? There is no gray area!  

PISCES – More crime? More criminals? Jupiter in Scorpio counter, “More cops. More overtime to catch & to stop criminals.” Don’t play games – some people will play games. Hammer them – hammer them! More criminals, more crimes, more cops. . . more arrests.

ARTICLE #4

Saturn transits Capricorn from December 20, 2017 to December 17, 2020. The last three times that Saturn transited Capricorn, at the end of the Twenties, Fifties & Eighties, the American economy, as measured by the indices of the capital markets, retreated from progress & forward motion very aggressively. Now, the capital markets are no longer the main, or original, driver or indicator of growth in the American economy wherein many of the statistics which economists have used to measure the economy’s health – such as, for example, unemployment – have radically changed during the dogmatic & didactic regulatory environment under President Barack Obama. Certain business models, particularly Amazon, defy classical microeconomic parameters. Furthermore, high-tech behemoths who gained massive wealth flaunting the wisdom & methodology of their brick & mortar predecessors have yet to survive their own first real financial correction. Invariably, the changes which now change will change into more change yet again, very soon & yet again, but the home truth is still true: A bird in the hand is in your hand – and is one bird.

ARIES – As an employee of your company – even if you own it – you must have faith that your company knows how to pursue & protect its financial interest. Saturn in Capricorn urges you to monitor if bosses know what they have (inventory of assets) and if they know how to protect it (loss prevention, cybersecurity & insurance). If bosses gamble on trends, get new bosses. Trust bosses who work from what they know & have to get what they need.  

TAURUS – With Uranus about to enter Taurus, the Bull feels the winds of change – and, to the pessimistic Bull, change means financial loss. But Saturn in Capricorn implores the doom & gloom Bull, “Cheer up!” Have you forgotten that you usually do well during financial downturns because other people unrealistically believe that there is no limit to the amount of money that they can spend? Now is no different. Simply consider ways that you can waste & lose your cash – then don’t do it. Fool yourself into wealth by behaving like a pauper.  

GEMINI – No matter how much money you or your company has, your resources are, ultimately, limited. You, of course, are frugal – but Saturn in Capricorn will remind you again, despite the fact that you did not need that reminder, that other people who do not use your resources so frugally. Keep an eagle eye. Keep score.  

CANCER – Can you walk, chew gum & stare into the eyes of (the priest at your wedding) (your accountant) (your spouse’s divorce lawyer) with your lovely spouse at your side? Saturn in Capricorn emphasizes the actual marriage over both the honeymoon & the wedding reception – because both the honeymoon & the wedding reception represented a bribe to tackle a task that is very, very hard. Forget about what peers & other people might say: Realize that God (Perhaps the God in whom you believe!) is watching – and watching closely.  

LEO – None of your employees can work as hard as you do, but Saturn in Capricorn & you demand that they try. Moreover:  Warn those who may not be honest that you can be cruel.  

VIRGO – An all-or-nothing approach to romance, artistic endeavors & your child’s sports can lead to heartbreaks, traumatic physical injuries & a loss of reputation. Saturn in Capricorn reminds you that it is just a game – it really is all just a game!  

LIBRA – As long as you have a well-defined purpose about the direction that you want your family, city, state, province or country to take, Saturn in Capricorn promises you that the money, the skilled technicians, the politicians, the permissions, the work are all mere logistic obstacles. “Why?” defeats “How?” summarily. Forthwith!  

SCORPIO – Ongoing redundant sudden deadlines tempt you to assume that all your vendors & employees know what to do automatically. Saturn in Capricorn signifies that this assumption will break down repeatedly in all sorts of critically important circumstances. Leave detailed, standing instructions with capable, responsible people at the onset. Leave your cellphone turned on & available for questions at all times. Follow up with all with whom you leave standing instructions for feedback. This automatic pilot has very high maintenance – show it some love!  

SAGITTARIUS – Of course you need to save more money – no-brainer! More importantly, Saturn in Capricorn denotes that you must protect your right to earn money. The appearance of propriety is mission-critical.  Shun shady associates. Eschew dark sarcasm.  

CAPRICORN – Certain centaur planets now transiting your 1st house of self & identify, including Pholus, Hylonome, Amycus, Chariklo& 2001-KF77, undermine your public image as steady, sure-footed & reliable. Saturn in Capricorn declares that changing wordly conditions make you more impulsive & prone to react – which disturbs those who think that they know you. Calm your nerves. Refuse to act without thinking through your rationale first.  

AQUARIUS – You interpret messages transmitted to you by middle managers from bigger, more powerful bosses as personal affronts from individuals rather than as impersonal mandates from unseen power brokers. Therefore, Saturn in Capricorn insists that you learn to recognize, much more quickly, when bosses speak to you through channels. If you don’t, how are bosses going to trust you to speak through channels in their behalf to younger employees, and those further down in the infrastructure? None of it is personal.  

PISCES – When you do favors for certain peers & bosses, your name makes traffic – that’s how it works. Saturn in Capricorn states that you must do enough favors so that your name makes enough traffic so that somebody gives you an opportunity. How much is enough? There is no number – there is “a threshold.” Never cultivate the feeling that you “deserve” anything!

ARTICLE #5

Chiron@, which turns to Direct Motion* on December 6, 2017, completes its transit of Pisces on April 17, 2018, during which Chiron in Pisces trines 2002-VR130(y) in Cancer from New Year’s Day until April 17, 2018, and also during which Chiron in Pisces trines 2003-WL7(z) in Cancer from February 17 until April 17, 2018. Certain individuals travel with a group of other people in order to be alone with their thoughts. These individuals may travel with peers of the same age, with well-established local social cliques, amongst a cadre of political associates, or assigned by third-party institutions to accompany each other for an institutional purpose. In all instances, within the proximity of these friends, associates or strangers, these individuals respond to people who are no longer there, to circumstances long since resolved, to places which no longer exist or which exist in some other city, to a time not grounded in the here & now. Yet, when that individual turns to make eye contact with you, the rest of the group fades to the background, the chatter becomes background urban ambiance, the purpose of the group devolves into pretext. The pulse of their empathy is palpable. Further discussion is superfluous.  

ARIES – Visualize yourself at the age which you are now with a family member, dead or alive, but from the distant past, in a specific place where both of you had been together. Direct Motion Chiron in late Pisces provides an answer to a question about the family asked a long time ago. The answer to the question is critically important – not in any material sense to either of you, but simply as to why you & they live.  

TAURUS – Alcohol becomes an excuse for the frustrated mystic at the bar to speak about spiritual matters, while vulgar jokes become a device for a devout man praying in church to show that he is like anybody else. Direct Motion Chiron in late Pisces asks, “Why can’t things be like they are?” Because those without faith would reject them – simple as that.  

GEMINI – You get paid a certain amount for a certain type of work because you understand or surpass your customers’ expectations. Direct Motion Chiron in late Pisces declares that to say that you don’t like your work is to say that you don’t like your customers. We are all trying to move up in the world, one way or the other – until then: Service with a smile!  

CANCER – Direct Motion Chiron in late Pisces promises that you cannot lose your way anywhere on earth, in or out of the company of anybody, as long as you maintain a chose & conscious relationship with your chosen divinity.  

LEO – Doing the right thing is an impersonal duty. Direct Motion Chiron in late Pisces denotes that those who claim that you threaten their interests when you do the right thing show no regard for morality or ethics & must be summarily disregarded – albeit, again, impersonally.  

VIRGO – A partner or spouse bases their ideals & conscience exclusively upon their experience. Direct Motion Chiron in late Pisces recommends that that partner or spouse socialize with more worldly individuals, perhaps in organized social & political contexts, to test their personal beliefs in much more impersonal contexts.  

LIBRA – Direct Motion Chiron in late Pisces suggests that if you teach an employee who is thoroughly focused upon their limited job description the big picture of what the company is trying to achieve, you will persuade that employee so deeply that you will never need reprimand them again.  

SCORPIO – As much as your lovers & friends entertain you, you get the feeling sometimes that all of you are pulling lint from each others’ navels. Direct Motion Chiron in late Pisces challenges the Scorpion to test their lovers & friends to see if they are interested in adventures beyond their comfort zone – and their own solipsism.  

SAGITTARIUS – You indulged vice because you wanted an escape or you wanted thrills. Instead, you found traps with predators & you found trouble. Now, Direct Motion Chiron in late Pisces realizes that you want sovereignty – the space you claim is your own – and freedom from delusion. Are you willing to strengthen your spirit through pain?  

CAPRICORN – Some people don’t want answers to their questions – they want to drift with a desultory breeze into nebulous & irrelevant nonsense. For your own part, Direct Motion Chiron in late Pisces endows you with the ability to give meaningful advice about how to avoid homelessness, prison or Hell. Don’t speak unless your audience is willing to listen to what you have to impart  

AQUARIUS – Work colleagues & employers think that they can treat life like a joke – but you can’t. Direct Motion Chiron in late Pisces reminds you that you need the money. So do work colleagues & employers – so why are they treating life like a joke?  

PISCES – Don’t sell yourself short just to get love. Direct Motion Chiron in late Pisces reminds you that many attracted to you treat love like a game – and, when the game is over, you are once again alone. Know what you want – and know if others are willing to give it to you before you get involved with them. .

* 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.

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, 2003-WL7, 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 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.

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

ARTICLE #6

Uranus, which turns to Direct Motion1 on January 3, completes its transit of Aries on May 15, 2018 during which Uranus in Aries squares2 2002-VR130(y) in Cancer from January 2 until May 15, 2018, and also during which Uranus in Aries squares2 2003-WL7(z) in Cancer from February 17 until May 15, 2018. Of course, codependent people suffer from insecurities, but codependency is not the only way that insecurity manifests. Some people demonstrate this insecurity by their overstated assertions of their own independence. The respective behavior of these two demonstrations of insecurity point to a paradox: Unless certain individuals are able, at will, to stand out from the crowd, as a result of some unique skill or attribute that they have developed or possess, they will not feel comfortable with a crowd with whom they can fit in – should they find it.  

ARIES – Do peers really pressure you to become like them? Do you act in ways not only to distinguish yourself from, but in fact to reject, your peers? In either case, Direct Motion Uranus in late Aries states that it is unhealthy for you to act in relationship to other people. Do whatever you want & need to do as if nobody else is there.  

TAURUS – People refrain from bitter & hostile speech to promote civil society. Therefore, Direct Motion Uranus in late Aries reminds the overtly polite Bull that individuals who express bitter & hostile sentiments because they drink are not expressing some holy truth – they insult people directly in the spirit of one who wishes to break the law.  

GEMINI – Direct Motion Uranus in late Aries denotes that your radical political & philosophical tenets jeopardize your weekly paycheck. Express yourself in writing – but think twice before you publish it anywhere, including & especially the Internet.  

CANCER – Neither you nor any of your colleagues win when you challenge bosses for their histrionic displays of their volatile tempers. When the volcano explodes, Direct Motion Uranus in late Aries declares that the best thing that you can do is withdraw & retreat – no matter how loudly bosses object. Emphasize by your behavior that you do not approve of anybody yelling at you.  

LEO – A small segment of the court of popular opinion is trying to fool you into thinking that they are a real court. Direct Motion Uranus in late Aries insists that nothing could be further from the truth. Disregard those cliques who gossip to precipitate your demise – with your consent, at that. Move forward exclusively according to the dictates of your conscience.  

VIRGO – If it is you who is alone responsible for the safety issues of your home & property, then Direct Motion Uranus in late Aries denotes that your judgment is subject to nobody else’s vote of approval. Therefore, discuss these issues with nobody at all whatsoever.  

LIBRA – You answer to bosses in order to keep your job. If genius partners do not do the same, that is their business – but, if you feel like it, Direct Motion Uranus in late Aries suggests that you inform those genius partners, “Bosses can and will fire you if you continue to give them a hard time for no good reason.”  

SCORPIO – If genius employees continually threaten you with litigation, then Direct Motion Uranus in late Aries exhorts you to consult with a lawyer or employment law firm to determine your rights as you strategize how to get rid of them for the cheapest price once & for all.  

SAGITTARIUS – If vice is how you express your creativity, then Direct Motion Uranus in late Aries announces that such vice will become your ultimate undoing. By definition, you will eventually escalate your self-expression beyond the threshold of your legal or physical survival. Your friends will tell you different – but which friend will die or get arrested first?  

CAPRICORN – Spouse, partners and rivals discuss their opinions about your family, company, city, state, province or country in flippant, offhand ways, as if it is self-evident that everybody (that is, everybody who is anybody) would agree. Direct Motion Uranus in late Aries knows that this absolutely infuriates you! Buy why? Empty pots clang the loudest.  

AQUARIUS – Certain employees & work colleagues are insolent because they know that they will never get anywhere for the rest of their lives. Direct Motion Uranus in late Aries will induce you to impel or to inspire the inert – but why teach a monkey to tap-dance? It exhausts you and aggravates the monkey.  

PISCES – As much as you would like to provide lovers and children with love, Direct Motion Uranus in late Aries flatly states that you can’t spend money that you don’t have. (What does money have to do with love? What, indeed.)

(y) 2003-WL7 is an unnamed centaur planet discovered on November 16, 2003. The orbit of 2003-WL7 crosses over the orbit of Uranus.

(z) 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.

A great resource for ephemeris data on 2003-WL7, 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 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.

2 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).

ARTICLE #7

The North Node$ transits Leo from April 28, 2017 to November 16, 2018. A brilliant, innovative, hard-working mind, ensconced within a frustrating infrastructure, can still ascend from a middling position to a professional apex in a heartbeat, when that infrastructure, already providing all the resources that it possesses, needs that stellar individual to accomplish a far-reaching agenda. Even so, that individual feeds more effectively, not upon the unconditional support & seemingly limitless resources of that now profoundly empowering infrastructure, but from vendettas against rivals & adversaries. Disturbingly, even though such individual succeeds more when that one cooperates impersonally on societal goals, such one nevertheless derives motivation from personal antipathy & animal prejudice – the same way that good hates evil like any normal human reviles a cockroach. Such misplaced motivation disintegrates first into politics, then into power struggles with unenlightened despots, leading to the loss of self-esteem – until, in the end, that brilliant, hard-working mind realizes that impersonal cooperation, without ego, in pursuit of agendas for one & for all, represents the most practical, enlightened path.  

ARIES – You endured so many ongoing frustrations for months, if not years, at a time, that you really worried when success came thick, fast & easily. In this context, while it is noble to embrace one’s struggle, the North Node in Leo qualify that it is foolish to struggle strictly for the sake of struggling. Every struggle contains a karmic component which mere mortals (including Aries the Ram) forget. Listen to voices in dreams tell you the purposes of struggles recently surmounted. Enjoy rewards in the light of the noonday sun.  

TAURUS – Who wouldn’t want to live in your beautiful new apartment, condominium or house? Conversely, the North Node in Leo states that the real question for the Bull is, “Why can’t you seem to live in your own skin?” What’s with all the self-loathing? Who cares about what "the world" thinks? Accept that you have a right to be who you are no matter if anybody else likes it or not.  

GEMINI – To get what you (you say that you) want (you said that you wanted it!), the North Node in Leo demands that you ask the tough questions of spouse, lovers & partners who do not want to answer them, and that you yourself answer the tough questions of administrators, investors, editors & curators – even though you don’t want to do it. On Steely Dan’s “Do it Again,” Donald Fagan sings, “Those black cards can make you money, so you hide them when you’re able – In the land of milk & honey, you must put them on the table.” Full disclosure!  

CANCER – Liquid income & windfall profit now allows you the opportunity to accumulate money. However, in order for you to hold onto what you earn, the North Node in Leo advises that you must not deprive yourself. All work & no play exhaust the spirit. Curb eating & drinking – exercise more. Also, pursue romance – not wanton carnality.  

LEO – Assert your will. Sales, international business, romance, sports – the North Node in Leo rewards those who make things happen! However, avoid low-minded trash talk with dishonorable competition without scruples. Uphold your nobility.  

VIRGO – Your familial, property-related & professional responsibilities weigh heavily on your mind, body & spirit. The North Node in Leo denotes that you cannot escape but require a refuge. The ideal refuge: A gymnasium with a variegated & flexible yoga program.  

LIBRA – Intimacy with lovers can be delectable albeit cloying. The North Node in Leo denotes that you now favor adult, society-oriented objectivity: You want this but can you provide me with that? One caveat: Certain players are rule-breakers – and some rule-breakers will tempt you to break rules. Careful!

SCORPIO – Manifest power becomes available to you – but the North Node in Leo signifies that you must first demonstrate an ability to manage your money, time & energy – as well as the money, time & energy of colleagues & employees. Also, avoid power struggles – even if you win, more power struggles follow. Wait for professional superiors to bestow the crown upon you.  

SAGITTARIUS – “The correct answer” is no longer important. The North Node in Leo rewards the right attitude. Moreover, demonstrating the right attitude is superfluous. Do only what is important, necessary & inspired. Avoid all vices of excess – including lust, gluttony, greed & intoxication. Allow the purity of your essence to shine.  

CAPRICORN – Local business & real estate ventures which now go bust, as well as professional high rollers who cannot deliver on their word, threaten your own personal & professional bottom line. While some such incorrigible debtors may call you heavy-handed, the North Node in Leo insists that you are entitled to this money which you yourself desperately need. However, refuse to debase yourself with illegal, hardball tactics. Work with the courts of law to seize that cash lawfully – and irrevocably.  

AQUARIUS – Allowing vendors, associates & employees latitude in the spirit of egalitarian magnanimity will only make you a doormat. The North Node in Leo states that now is the time to enforce – because if you will not enforce, bosses will find somebody who can & will.  

PISCES – Weightlifting! The North Node in Leo rewards stamina, endurance & strength. Bosses need more done in less time. Bosses, at times, need brute force to push large objects & vast projects across untenable thresholds. “So what?” you say. “What’s the big deal?” Way to be!

@ 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.