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ARTICLE #8: The upcoming influence of
the Full Sagittarius Moon
ARTICLE #3: The current influence of
transiting Jupiter conjunct
the transiting North Node in Taurus
ARTICLE #2: The current influence of
transiting Mars in Leo
ARTICLE #1: The current influence of
transiting Jupiter in Taurus
ARTICLE #4: The current influence of
transiting Saturn in Pisces
ARTICLE #5: The current influence of
transiting Chiron conjunct
transiting 2000-QB243 in Aries
ARTICLE #6: The current influence of
transiting Pluto & transiting Amycus,
both in Retrograde in Aquarius & Capricorn
ARTICLE #7: The current influence of
the transiting North Node in Taurus

ARTICLE #1

Saturn in Pisces not only squares1 1996-GQ21< conjunct2 1999-KR16> in Sagittarius but also sextiles3 Pholus^ in Capricorn, as 1998-SM165@ conjuncts2 Uranus conjuncts2 Mercury in Taurus, while Venus in Cancer trines4 Neptune in Pisces, as the North Node$ in Taurus squares1 Cyllarus<< in Leo opposite5 Pluto conjunct2 Amycus>> in Aquarius, while Chariklo+ in Aquarius trines4 the Sun in Gemini, as Orcus% in Virgo squares1 the Sun in Gemini opposite5, while Pallas Athena* in Leo trines4, the Full Sagittarius Moon on June 3, 2023. Difficult to fathom how tone-deaf both Texas Governor Jim Abbott & Florida Governor Ron DeSantis are about their right-wing social agendas. No longer any good reason to criticize their agenda busing & flying indigents from their respective Central & South American countries seeking political asylum, as that is the foundation from which they launched it. But when Texas Governor Abbott chastised the victims of the Cleveland, Texas mass shooting as “illegal immigrants,” one need not be an anti-gun lobbyist to label that expostulation as needlessly callous. On a different front, the more intelligent attributes of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law – maybe it is a good idea for the government-financed school system to restrain all discussion of sex amongst children under the age of, arbitrarily, eight or ten or twelve (although, if those children have guardians united in a same-sex marriage, which really places the awkwardness of such silence firmly on the psychology of those children, who learn “blame the victim” at an early age) – immediately became moot when Florida Governor DeSantis publicly disciplined Disney, “The corporate kingdom finally comes to an end – there's a new sheriff in town and accountability will be the order of the day.” A new sheriff arresting Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck. Really, Florida Governor DeSantis made clear that he would in no way tolerate Disney’s objection to this specific social policy, and would revoke Disney’s privileged economic status as The Reedy Creek Improvement District by placing it under the auspices of the newly formed Central Florida Tourism Oversight District. Both Texas Governor Abbott & Florida Governor DeSantis, by their words & actions, almost made editorial cartoons obsolete. But, really, is any of this a new development? Whichever king or magistrate it was that called it, somebody called a census which displaced Joseph & Mary while Mary was pregnant so that Jesus would be born in a manger in Bethlehem. Acts of cruelty & callousness to the indigent are as old as time – but the real issue is that both Texas Governor Abbott & Florida Governor DeSantis executed their ruthless political agenda so artlessly. Think about it: Pontius Pilate lost no political capital with the people because he washed his hands of the affair whereby the state would crucify (Jesus of Nazareth) (Jesus Christ). Pontius Pilate only became the villain because we, the audience, now know the ending of the story.  

ARIES – A reason often given why people who immigrated to America in the last two centuries, “A search for a better life,” represents another colloquial American euphemism – like the morphing of “life, liberty & pursuit of happiness” from John Locke’s “life, liberty & property.” Put bluntly, people relocate from their native country to a new land because they need more money. Why, when & how they wind up here is a function of karma – something that Saturn, 1996-GQ21, 1999-KR16, Pholus, 1998-SM165, Uranus, Mercury, Venus, Neptune, the North Node, Cyllarus, Pluto, Amycus, Chariklo, the Sun, Orcus, Pallas Athena & the Full Sagittarius Moon advise you to acknowledge. The vast majority will overlook this karma, like the Floridian Republican Cubans rejecting the asylum of displaced Venezuelan political refugees. But the karma lies there on the surface – and you protect yourself from facing its boomerang simply by acknowledging its existence.  

TAURUS – Read Leo. Read & cooperate with Libra. New residents to your city, whether highly skilled professionals or immigrants requiring political asylum, all require resources, whether from the public sector, including plumbing, water, sewage & roads, amongst basic services, or the private sector, including housing & food. Saturn, 1996-GQ21, 1999-KR16, Pholus, 1998-SM165, Uranus, Mercury, Venus, Neptune, the North Node, Cyllarus, Pluto, Amycus, Chariklo, the Sun, Orcus, Pallas Athena & the Full Sagittarius Moon indicate that the strain involved with executing such logistics may unconsciously induce power brokers to dismiss the needs of the powerless extremely crassly. If you & others avoid that trap, the task does not get any easier – it may be because that there is not enough to go around. More likely, however, it is probably the case that certain individuals now take more than their share, whether entirely legally or, frequently, as with federal COVID-19 funding or insurance projects, fraud. Try not to invoke whether or not all men are created equal – it may unwittingly complicate the response. Instead, assert, and act upon, “For the good of each individual & the entire collective, everybody is worthy of due consideration.”  

GEMINI – Read Cancer. The influx of untold numbers of people to your hometown may cost you more money than you can afford – perhaps not this year, but in next year’s tax & property tax bills. Saturn, 1996-GQ21, 1999-KR16, Pholus, 1998-SM165, Uranus, Mercury, Venus, Neptune, the North Node, Cyllarus, Pluto, Amycus, Chariklo, the Sun, Orcus, Pallas Athena & the Full Sagittarius Moon declare that, if so, that is why you object – and the only reason you object. Emphasize that the more of the story is: “I don’t care who it is – I simply cannot afford it.” Shield yourself from accusations of prejudice.  

CANCER – Read Gemini. As far as you are concerned, droves of people need help & it is the duty of the haves to help the have nots – not all the time, but, specifically, as Saturn, 1996-GQ21, 1999-KR16, Pholus, 1998-SM165, Uranus, Mercury, Venus, Neptune, the North Node, Cyllarus, Pluto, Amycus, Chariklo, the Sun, Orcus, Pallas Athena & the Full Sagittarius Moon emphasize, “Right now.” It doesn’t matter if you are correct or if others view you as correct or insane. Obey the love in your heart. Assuage suffering & pain.  

LEO – Read Taurus. Private sector entrepreneurs: People who arrive in droves to your hometown from wherever still need food, clothing, shelter, water & work. Obviously, Saturn, 1996-GQ21, 1999-KR16, Pholus, 1998-SM165, Uranus, Mercury, Venus, Neptune, the North Node, Cyllarus, Pluto, Amycus, Chariklo, the Sun, Orcus, Pallas Athena & the Full Sagittarius Moon signify that this is the crisis which presents opportunity. In short, there is money to be made. Keep it simple. Find something relatively cheap to sell & very easy to remember – and like.  

VIRGO – You learn under the current influence of Saturn, 1996-GQ21, 1999-KR16, Pholus, 1998-SM165, Uranus, Mercury, Venus, Neptune, the North Node, Cyllarus, Pluto, Amycus, Chariklo, the Sun, Orcus, Pallas Athena & the Full Sagittarius Moon that an abstract doctrinaire political agenda or the mission statement of an advocacy journalist publication automatically turns inflexibly partisan, and at times cruel, in the throes of tragic real-life situations. Why presume to account for every eventuality before it ever happens, according to how you believe life should be? God will let you know when you should take action. In the meantime, live in peace with your neighbors. Make no effort to legislate other peoples’ lifestyles.  

LIBRA – Read & align with Taurus. An influx of new residents or international migrants seeking political asylum strains the joint resources of the state. Because you are so reasonable & intelligent, Saturn, 1996-GQ21, 1999-KR16, Pholus, 1998-SM165, Uranus, Mercury, Venus, Neptune, the North Node, Cyllarus, Pluto, Amycus, Chariklo, the Sun, Orcus, Pallas Athena & the Full Sagittarius Moon appoints you to a position to speak in the interests of whoever controls the joint resources of the state. Assert, “Nobody who has only a thousand can spend a billion – even the federal government.”  

SCORPIO – Read Leo. Private sector entrepreneurs, venture capitalists: Saturn, 1996-GQ21, 1999-KR16, Pholus, 1998-SM165, Uranus, Mercury, Venus, Neptune, the North Node, Cyllarus, Pluto, Amycus, Chariklo, the Sun, Orcus, Pallas Athena & the Full Sagittarius Moon denote that you stand to gain profoundly financially by providing something tangible that all new residents of your city need to relocate to their new homes. For the moment, avoid taking out loans or investing in manufacturing outputs of scale. Feel out the market.

SAGITTARIUS – You speak for the interests of immigrants & recent transplants to the city where you live – as long as, as Saturn, 1996-GQ21, 1999-KR16, Pholus, 1998-SM165, Uranus, Mercury, Venus, Neptune, the North Node, Cyllarus, Pluto, Amycus, Chariklo, the Sun, Orcus, Pallas Athena & the Full Sagittarius Moon warn you have a propensity to do, you do not overstate either what they need, to what they are entitled, or, worst of all, to what other people owe them. Nobody owes anybody anything.  

CAPRICORN – Jackson Pollock had enormous confidence in his historic 1950 show –and he had reason to be, as they are amongst the best American paintings of the 20th century. However, the critics didn’t universally laud them & he sold almost nothing, and was therefore under enormous stress as he completed the last section of Hans Namuth’s short film of Pollock doing a painting on glass before relapsing into alcoholism in the spectacular tragedy of Thanksgiving dinner 1950. Saturn, 1996-GQ21, 1999-KR16, Pholus, 1998-SM165, Uranus, Mercury, Venus, Neptune, the North Node, Cyllarus, Pluto, Amycus, Chariklo, the Sun, Orcus, Pallas Athena & the Full Sagittarius Moon connote that an artistic risk to make an individual mark on history is a financial risk, not only in one’s lifetime, but, in fact, in the upcoming fiscal quarter. If you insist upon betting the farm, you just might lose it. Don’t let that inspiration inflate your ego beyond the boundaries confined within your Excel spreadsheet.

AQUARIUS – If you are single & wish to engage in in one-to-one political, professional or sports showdowns with extremely powerful & entrenched individuals, well, you are free to do what you like – and your landlord or the bank that holds your mortgage will just evict you. And that’s that. But, if you are a breadwinner with a spouse & a family, Saturn, 1996-GQ21, 1999-KR16, Pholus, 1998-SM165, Uranus, Mercury, Venus, Neptune, the North Node, Cyllarus, Pluto, Amycus, Chariklo, the Sun, Orcus, Pallas Athena & the Full Sagittarius Moon demand that you curb your brinkmanship. Even if you are single, the powers that be will not look kindly upon such swashbuckling ways – recklessness costs everybody money.  

PISCES – Whatever you do professionally, but most especially if you deal with the public directly, Saturn, 1996-GQ21, 1999-KR16, Pholus, 1998-SM165, Uranus, Mercury, Venus, Neptune, the North Node, Cyllarus, Pluto, Amycus, Chariklo, the Sun, Orcus, Pallas Athena & the Full Sagittarius Moon implore you to maintain distance from recent immigrants & transplants who do not understand the local decorum – or who do not care about it at all. Anything you do will be misunderstood. Conversely, heed & obey the advice & instructions of professional superiors – if you put yourself under their umbrella, they will protect you from those who try to use your inability to read the situation for their selfish advantage.  

< 1996-GQ21 is an unnamed scattered-disk object (SDO) transneptunian object (TNO) discovered on April 12, 1996. SDOs are far more remote in space than even Varuna or Pluto, the outermost planets in our current solar system; 1996-GQ21, an SDO, is also a TNO because, at perihelion, it hovers around the orbit of Neptune.  

> 1999-KR16 is an unnamed transneptunian object (TNO) discovered on May 16, 1999.  

^ Pholus, named after the centaur who accidentally died because mighty Hercules was thirsty, was discovered in 1992 & named in 1996. Pholus bridges the gap in consciousness between Saturn & Neptune, forcing us mere mortals to realize that even our most severe discipline is worthless when God wishes to teach us a lesson.  

@ 1998-SM165 is an unnamed transneptunian object (TNO) discovered on September 16, 1998.  

$ 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.  

<< 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.  

>> 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 2002-GB10, formerly Amycus, note reference to Philip Sedgwick below.  

+ Chariklo, named after the wife of the centaur Chiron who enjoyed a close friendship with Pallas Athena, was discovered in February 1997 & named in September 1999. Chariklo helps Chiron to bridge the gap in consciousness between Saturn & Uranus, reminding us that we have to employ vision, perception & imagination when we find no leeway & no loopholes in the entrenched status quo.  

% Orcus is a transneptunian object (TNO) discovered on February 17, 2004. Orcus, the Roman god of death and the underworld, would allow others to enter his realm but not to leave it. Orcus is also known as the punisher of perjurers & those who break oaths.  

* Pallas Athena, the second asteroid to be discovered in 1802, was named after the warrior queen who officially protected ancient Athens. Pallas Athena always thought before she acted to insure inevitable victory. As befits her mythological birth, wherein she sprung fully grown & clad as a warrior from the back of the head of Jupiter, Pallas Athena operates under the same principle as the Queen of Swords in the Tarot, "The densest thought penetrates matter."  

The best source in print for how to interpret Pallas Athena 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 Pholus, Cyllarus, Amycus, Chariklo, Orcus, Pallas Athena 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 Pholus, Cyllarus, Chariklo 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 Pholus, Cyllarus, Amycus, Chariklo 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 Orcus 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 1996-GQ21, 1999-KR16, Pholus, 1998-SM165, the North Node, Cyllarus, Amycus, Chariklo, Orcus, Pallas Athena 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 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 A Trine is a harmonious aspect between or amongst planets transiting signs of like element (elements being Fire, Earth, Air & Water).  

5 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 #2

Jupiter conjuncts1
the North Node$ in Taurus
from May 16 to June 7, 2023.

The young couple attended the “European Dadaist & its Subsequent Influences” exhibit at their local city’s art museum. The first piece that the two saw as they entered the museum’s galleries was Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain.”

“Brilliant!” his girlfriend lauded. “I can’t distinguish this fountain – ”

“Urinal,” her boyfriend corrected.

“From any other fountain I have ever seen!” his girlfriend continued.

“How many urinals have you seen?” her boyfriend asked.

“Really, one can do an edition,” his girlfriend continued. “Think of how many museums around the world need a fountain.

“Like a pet rock,” his girlfriend concluded.

“Let’s see the end of the exhibit next,” her boyfriend instructed.

The two exited the exhibit through the entrance, turned the corner to the exhibit’s exit, and entered. The two approached Robert Mapplethorpe’s “Piss Christ.”

His girlfriend scrunched her nose in distaste, “I don’t think so.”

“Doesn’t appeal?” her boyfriend smirked.

“‘Fountain’ was good for a laugh,” his girlfriend replied, “and people will pay money for laughs. But if you show that photograph south of the Mason-Dixon line, a certain percentage of the population would just love to castrate you.”

Which just may happen when Jupiter conjunct1 the North Node$ in Taurus squares2 Cyllarus conjunct1 Mars in Leo opposite3 Pluto conjunct1 Amycus! in Aquarius from May 16 to 31, 2023!  

ARIES – Read Capricorn. There is nothing inherently wrong with making a windfall killing from a trend. However, in the end, Jupiter & the North Node have some questions, “How long will this trend endure? Does this trend have any inherent substantive value beyond its status as a trend? Finally, is this idea based upon political enmity or animus – like D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation or Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin?” Explore all potential downsides of get rich (enough) quick schemes.  

TAURUS – Fifteen minutes of (fame) (infamy)? Jupiter & the North Node posit that, whether, as a role model, you do good or evil, you are still a role model – especially if you do what you do effectively. Is it worth it?  

GEMINI – Many people in the media, and the man himself, straightforwardly expressed the expectation that one jurisdiction or another would indict former President Donald J. Trump. After the Southern District of New York indicted former President Trump, former President Trump spoke loudly & extensively against his indictment – which, as Jupiter & the North Node recall, differs from the initial circumstance when the Los Angeles Police Department pursued, arrested & brought to trial O.J. Simpson for the murder of his wife. Everything you say can & will be used against you in a court of law.

CANCER – Conservative friends will emphasize that your money is yours. In this context, if you turn more conservative now, then Jupiter & the North Node assert that you will have more money & earn more enemies amongst these former “friends” that require you support activist, ideologically doctrinaire politics both publicly & absolutely.  

LEO – Bosses – big bosses – settle all disputes. Jupiter & the North Node denote, big bosses set the agenda.  

VIRGO – Don’t quit your day job, and obey the law – no harm will come to you. However, Jupiter & the North Node ask, “Do you have your lottery ticket which will transport you out of servitude?” A novel you are writing? Your art career? A YouTube channel? As former New York City Mayor Ed Koch proclaimed, “You’ve got to be in it to win it!”  

LIBRA – Politicians, corporate executives: Your city wins a massive government contract or attracts the relocation of a multibillion dollar publicly traded job-intensive company. Because the media will sniff the ground like bloodhounds, Jupiter & the North Node declare that you will only win, but you will win extremely big, if you played it straight & took no graft.  

SCORPIO – Loyal partners will speak in your behalf as you win extremely big, publicly & financially – much to the chagrin, according to Jupiter & the North Node, of law enforcement officials & politicians who have targeted you for years. Don’t tempt fate by interjecting – let others, as well as the truth, speak for you.

SAGITTARIUS – Jupiter & the North Node strategize that how you delegate work, to whom you delegate work, and whom & how many you hire, makes all the difference between profit & loss as you get more clients & much more work.

CAPRICORN – Read Aries. Writers, artists: Controversy can earn you a big payday – but Jupiter & the North Node warn of the downside of being “notorious.” Whatever you choose to create or to sell, do it only with a clear conscience – or abandon it from the start.  

AQUARIUS – Family first. Jupiter & the North Node insist that interpersonal power struggles are a satanic appeal to the vain & narcissistic ego. Concentrate upon fulfilling obligations – not to settling scores.  

PISCES – You want to share your good fortune with your friends but you don’t want to squander all your money on them. Easy! Jupiter & the North Node suggest that you throw a dinner party, buffet-style. You may expect the more generous & thoughtful of your many friends to bring a dish or a bottle of liquor to enhance the festivities. We all only live once, so we should all live well. Big Fish leads the way!

$ 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.

@ 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.  

! 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 2002-GB10, formerly Amycus, note reference to Philip Sedgwick below.  

A great source online for how to interpret Cyllarus, 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  

Read seminal astrological analysis on Cyllarus 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 Cyllarus, 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 Cyllarus, 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

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

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).  

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 Leo from May 20 to July 10, 2023. The more powerful you are, the more it benefits them if adversaries get you to lose your temper. Notice that those who try to aggravate you never raise their voice, but also never shut up. Why can’t adversaries treat you like they treat everybody else? Because they have nothing to gain by aggravating everybody else – except you. Remember: Adversaries are Machiavellians – they only appear human. As Sydney Omarr used to say, “Protect yourself in emotional clinches.”  

ARIES – “Got to be an important person to be in here, honey,” Bob Dylan sings “Sweetheart Like You” off Infidels, “Got to have done some evil deed.” Mars in Leo adores this classic mid-period Bob about a beautiful human creature trapped amongst vicious losers with absolutely no love in their hearts. Of course, Bob wants to come to the rescue – but if you provoke the wrong scoundrel, and raise your voice, Bob may show up a minute too late. Stay out of the Devil’s way.  

TAURUS – Don’t argue with family members & their unrealistic partners even if they are totally deluded. More importantly, Mars in Leo strongly exhorts you to forbid them from expressing such opinions in public by protesting. If they insist upon being ignorant & na´ve, make damn sure they are safe within the womb. Buy copious snacks!  

GEMINI – Someone with whom you have had no dealings, ever, casts dark aspersions against you to your face as they make veiled threats – but only, as Mars in Leo notices, when you are alone. You don’t want to solve this mystery – you just want to do what you do. Immerse yourself amongst your posse – if others want to fight, let them fight all of you. Safety in numbers!  

CANCER – One individual with integrity is worth a dozen who just can’t get arrested – and Mars in Leo confirms, “You are that one.” Engage in no dialogue, no discussion & certainly not confrontation with those beneath you. 

LEO – Adversaries argue; you assert. Mars in Leo states that if does not serve you to reply to accusations or interrogations. Bosses may ask you & your team for confirmation. Provide promptly with dispatch. Their inquires will be brief & they will thank you – and that is how it should be.  

VIRGO – Whoever did whatever, Mars in Leo confirms, “All you need is to look at the videotape.” Warner Wolf!  

LIBRA – Politicians: The plutocrat underwrites everybody – Democrat & Republican. Indeed, Mars in Leo states that, in America, the rich are in charge because it is way too hard to hold onto money – one must be smart, disciplined & tough. If you don’t respect & obey math, why should you be leading the masses . . . in America?  

SCORPIO – You don’t have a wealth of friends because you will not tolerate dumb ideas about politics & money. However, Mars in Leo warns that this makes you vulnerable to tyrannical power brokers & aggressive law enforcement. You have powerful, rich allies – align yourself closely with them.

SAGITTARIUS – Creative personalities: You suffer financially when you take creative risks for low financial stakes. Mars in Leo chastises you because you should be playing for the big money. Stop buying lottery tickets that pay off less than a thousand dollars. Think much, much bigger.  

CAPRICORN – Mars in Leo is blunt: Service your debt to the satisfaction of your creditors or suffer the consequences.  

AQUARIUS – Peers & allies will not show sufficient respect to a powerful adversary. To get ahead, Mars in Leo implores you to break ranks. This powerful adversary is worthy of respect. Say so. Act like it. Forge a relationship. Hammer out a deal.  

PISCES – The key to your success in business, not only under the current influence of Mars in Leo but for the next several years, is stamina. You are dealing with adrenaline junkies – but their glands will fail them. Slow & steady – every single day. The tortoise soldiers on.

ARTICLE #4

Jupiter transits Taurus from May 16, 2023 to May 25, 2024. Wealth, achievement & fame provide not only power, but, with power, expansion of opportunities – many of which are better overlooked & ignored. Opportunities which involve work one does already – say, like Duke Ellington, playing with different musicians to get a fresh sound – sweet! All in a day’s pay, plus extra money, royalties, who can beat that? But other opportunities? Like newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, declaring “You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war,” to catalyze the Spanish-American War on the cusp of the 19th and 20th centuries? Ego-maniacal. Just because you can do it doesn’t mean you should do it. Like Jerry Seinfeld, met his wife, Jessica Sklar, while she was engaged to theater scion Eric Nederlander, and started dating her after Nederland & Sklar returned from their honeymoon in Italy. Really, the retired funny guy had enough money for a fleet of antique cars, and all that extra money from ongoing royalties, but what does Jerry say about his wife? “If it wasn't for Jess and the kids, I'd really blow my brains out. Jessica saved my life. She gave me something to care about.” Unfettered imperialism & another man’s wife. And let’s not get into Bernie Madoff at all. Really – all that power, all that money, all that fame . . . all that barbaric, animalistic desperation.  

ARIES – The poet Dante Alighieri wrote The Divine Comedy, and The Inferno specifically, to shame his native Florence, from which he lived in exile, for their inhuman, unjust & vicious machinations to achieve & to wield power. Because Dante missed the point, Jupiter in Taurus suggests that Dante would be more content if he emulated his fellow Florentine writer & statesman, Niccol˛ Machiavelli, whose works on political theory basically said, “This is how it is done – but I didn’t do it. I did something else.”  

TAURUS – Whether in your local city or on national television, political agendas are dishonestly presented as faits accomplis – but Jupiter in Taurus insists that nothing could be further from the truth. Don’t yell at the television. Do not argue with your spouse or children. Discuss with peers who look at & observe what you observe. Disagree until you forge an agenda which just might work.  

GEMINI – Accountants: Password protect the most critically important Excel spreadsheets upon which your bosses rely under the current influence of Jupiter in Taurus. Tell such bosses, “I highly recommend distributing your password only amongst yourself & to me, exclusively.” Detail that when you are on vacation, you will distribute one copy of the workbook, password protected, to only one close individual, should changes be made in your absence. Finally, bosses appreciate the need for security but not necessarily regarding such spreadsheets. It will take too long to explain. Take total control.  

CANCER – Mathematics is not subject to politics or regulation. Regardless, Jupiter in Taurus denotes that negotiation & nuance will be necessary if one is to execute deals – deals which will not be mathematically consistent & flawless. Nevertheless, have, on hand, a flawless example from which to work. Extrapolate from the ideal – not the mediocre.  

LEO – Bosses are not overlooking the personality & basic humanity either of you, your adversaries or your fellow employees, whether industrious, lazy, honest or conniving – but Jupiter in Taurus emphasizes, “That is not their job.” Your boss’s job involves managing personnel & resources in the service of creating profit from business. Some bosses find it unnecessary and, potentially, counterproductive, to recognize your personality & humanity. Some bosses see its value – but not in the workplace. Finally, the smartest bosses see individuals as the final criteria necessary to analyze when all impersonal matrices fail. Make no presumption of one who manages a system designed by geniuses to be executed by idiots.  

VIRGO – It is all well & good to refer to the lists of “The 100 Best (Novels) (Films) (Albums) Ever” if you want to read, view or listen to new (for you) creative content. Nevertheless, Jupiter in Taurus advises you to create your own lists. Why would you do that? To codify the wellspring of your own creativity. To prepare to compete on Jeopardy. More meaningfully, to participate in your own version of Herman Hesse’s Magister Ludi, or The Glass Bead Game – which should also be on your book list.  

LIBRA – Politicians, corporate executives: Jupiter in Taurus puts you in a position where you may be forced to trade in either your personal values plus integrity for financial support – or, vice versa. To that, one qualifies, “Matthew 16:25, which states, ‘For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of me will save it,’ also applies to more secular models of political philosophy.”  

SCORPIO – You are not the only person out there who has analyzed the dynamics of our high technological society, who sees it for what it is, and who does not approve. Pretty much, Jupiter in Taurus organizes you into partnerships & groups where you agree on the big stuff & disagree on nuances – although none of you are sure what to do next. The answer: You don’t do anything next. You coordinate with your allies & peers. You take turns keeping the powder dry.  

SAGITTARIUS – If you work in a deli, you are busy if you are making a lot of sandwiches. In an ice cream parlor, the afternoon school bell is rush hour. Jupiter in Taurus denotes that, in such circumstances, if you keep your hands busy, you earn a lot of money & it keeps your mind off the obsessive toxicity of existential nihilism, “I’ll have a corned beef & muenster on rye with honey mustard, and a double dip banana & peanut butter cone with hot butterscotch sauce – thanks!”  

CAPRICORN – With all the controversy about appropriation surrounding deceased Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein that emerged as a result of the research of comic book expert David Barsalou, it behooves the viewer of art in New York City’s Chelsea galleries to ask, “Did painter Dan Colen get or buy permission from Disney to paint his works from the film Lady and the Tramp shown at the Gagosian in the early fall of 2022?” Painters, writers, filmmakers: Jupiter in Taurus denotes that transformative works of appropriated works of art are truly few & far between – West Side Story from Romeo & Juliet and Picasso’s Musketeers perhaps the best examples. Isn’t there a more meaningful process whereby you may distill your formidable erudition into your creativity?  

AQUARIUS – Some think that the Philadelphia Main Line, between the townships of Paoli & Thorndale, represents where you want to move, to move up in the world. Others think that the old money families along the Philly Main Line underwrite the future of Center City Philadelphia – as well as Taylor Swift’s musical career. Leading others to believe that this is the bank where they wish to get a loan or to attract investment. Well, Jupiter in Taurus just smiles, “What’s it all about, Alfie?” The answer: If you can rest your head on your pillow with a clear conscience . . . you are home, Dorothy. And Toto, too.

PISCES – Saturn in Pisces in its fall in your 1st house of basic personality puts you at a disadvantage under the current influence of Jupiter in Taurus as it does not serve you to ask for what you want & in fact what you have earned, directly. Work with & through proxies & agents – proxies & agents much blunter than you could ever be.  

ARTICLE #5

Saturn transits Pisces from March 8, 2023 to February 13, 2026. Early on in Fight Club, during the beginning of their friendship, Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden tells Edward Norton as (Who does Edward Norton play again?), “The things you own end up owning you.” Sort of like Sinead O’Connor’s I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got. So, you don’t have a mansion, a fleet of cars, a pool, a yacht or outsized ambitions to get any of them. (You are not Elmer J. Fudd, millionaire.) You don’t have a multi-hundred-million-dollar contract with an NFL or NBA team, forcing you to hire multiple bodyguards to shield you from shadow drug dealers or aggressive buxom gold-diggers who have retained one or two litigators “just in case.” No, you have friends. You buy your friend a beer. You pick up the check, “You get the next one.” You help them out in times of need. (“What?! A hotel,” Brad (not as Ralph but as Tyler) tells Norton (not as Norton but as . . . whoever), “Just ask, man. Three pitchers of beer and you still can’t ask.”)  

ARIES – Friends & acquaintances will not ask you about your debt or savings but will only say, “Let’s do this fun & expensive thing!” Bosses will not ask if you need the money, but will only ask, “Are you available to do some significant overtime?” Saturn in Pisces concludes that nobody will inquire as to your priorities – you must know what you need & what you want yourself.

TAURUS – Whether a colleague is new & clueless, overwhelmed & under the gun, overconfident but lacking knowledge or doesn’t want to ask anybody else because – well, just look at that hostile bunch! – such colleague comes to you for help. Saturn in Pisces confirms, “Help them.” You will have made a new friend & ally. A beautiful bird needs to rest on a solid rock!  

GEMINI – The darkest moment, arguably, of Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life occurs when Bobby Anderson as young George Bailey prevents the druggist, Mr. Gower, from putting the wrong & a much stronger dosage of a prescription for a customer, while drunk, only to have Mr. Gower slap him before breaking down & crying in horror & shame. Saturn in Pisces now darkly warns that bosses make mistakes – sometimes dangerous & lethal mistakes. It is incumbent upon you to correct & to prevent such errors. Do your duty.  

CANCER – Not everybody likes to talk about religion. However, Saturn in Pisces augurs that a business person who may not share your doctrinal faith considers important theological questions along the same spiritual lines as you. Cultivate a dialogue. Develop an understanding upon which you can base shared action.  

LEO – Bosses cannot micromanage specific departments, including parts of accounting, where corruption occurs – by necessity, they need to view it at a distance. Saturn in Pisces denotes that this is why bosses deploy you – to witness & to catalogue what happens on a quotidian basis.  

VIRGO – Saturn in Pisces augurs a difficult juncture in your marriage or business partnership. When the two of you start to share difficult stress, seek marriage counseling immediately. Don’t let relations degenerate to the point where either one of you begins to itemize grievances for an attorney.  

LIBRA – You notice how certain employees with whom you share friendly & warm relations fixate upon procuring, or associating with those who handle, somebody else’s large reserve of money. Saturn in Pisces warns that if you make a manner of excuses for them, they will try to tempt you into lucrative & spectacular yet clearly illegal fiscal gain.  

SCORPIO – Saturn in Pisces insists that you have zero reason to worry about loyal friends & employees who develop strong relationships with your business partners & bankers. Just the opposite – it may spur forth brilliant ideas for professional expansion.  

SAGITTARIUS – If problems at home keep you from concentrating upon professional issues, then why are you holed up in your home office? Saturn in Pisces further admonishes you not to hide from your domestic problems by commuting away from them. Look life squarely in the eye.  

CAPRICORN – First of all, you have less money than you think you do, so tone down your uncharacteristically grandiose bragging. Second, Saturn in Pisces warns the Goat to be on the lookout for those much more accustomed to talking much bigger financial games than they are equipped to play. (Can you say, “Fraud?”)  

AQUARIUS – Homeowners: Before you spend one cent upon home improvement & expansion, Saturn in Pisces advises two things: 1) Make sure you have enough money in the bank to pay the entire bill at a moment’s notice; and 2) Make dead certain that you have hired contractors whom you can trust.  

PISCES – You won’t know who your friends are under the current influence of Saturn in Pisces. Take out your wallet & speak your mind only with people you have known for decades.

ARTICLE #6

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 in “Bob Is Not Your Uncle Anymore” for Walter Becker to sing 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 #7

Pluto in Aquarius & Capricorn transits Retrograde Motion* from May 1 to October 11, 2023, while Amycus! in Aquarius & Capricorn transits Retrograde Motion* from May 4 to October 9, 2023. To be fair, despite chastisement from many members of the judiciary, it was not President Donald J. Trump’s idea that there are “Obama judges” & “Bush judges.” Really, this idea became common practice after Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell from Kentucky refused to hold a confirmation hearing for Democratic President Barack Obama’s choice for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, for an entire year, then proceeded, under President Trump, to spend most of the COVID-19 quarantine populating the national judiciary with Republican judges. Long fulminating & fomenting, bitter hostility as a result of increased politicization of the judiciary now rises to the surface in decidedly ugly parliamentary misbehavior & strife.  

ARIES – Does might make right? In absolute terms, no. Amidst the Real Politick, sometimes. As mere mortals decide this question amongst themselves, Pluto & Amycus, both in Retrograde in Aquarius & Capricorn, advise you to expect a very bitter fight. Blood spills in the octagon!  

TAURUS – The American Constitution explicitly separates powers amongst the executive, the legislature & the judiciary – but not “the fourth estate”: The media. Ah, Pluto & Amycus, both in Retrograde in Aquarius & Capricorn, smirk together, “The Founding Fathers never even conceived of CNN and Fox News!” Both the left & the right in the media have already recently trespassed boundaries established by propriety. Expect circumstances to debase further before they transform.  

GEMINI – Pluto & Amycus, both in Retrograde in Aquarius & Capricorn, declare that a written history, brief or otherwise, of developments in astronomy & astrology since 1992 are necessary & in order. Not all the major players will agree with anybody’s interpretation – but, unless there is a record, there is no way for the next generation, who will be extremely hungry for knowledge, to interpret what will happen next.  

CANCER – Homosexual politicians: Pluto & Amycus, both in Retrograde in Aquarius & Capricorn, ask, “How can you let the proven liar, New York Republican Congressman George Santos, make an absolute mockery of all that you have achieved?”  

LEO – As you consider how to maneuver the new long-term business partnerships you recently acquired & will soon commence, Pluto & Amycus, both in Retrograde in Aquarius & Capricorn, remind you that these new partnerships have already begun to affect your workgroup & employees. Observe beyond yourself.  

VIRGO – Pluto & Amycus, both in Retrograde in Aquarius & Capricorn, warn that a sports or physical injury affecting your feet, legs, hips or hands can cause problems with, or originate within, the internal organs. Bad health habits can now catch up to you quickly. Redress destructive, entrenched & now outmoded parts of your lifestyle.  

LIBRA – The TV announcer declares, “Political reformer!” Pluto & Amycus, both in Retrograde in Aquarius & Capricorn, note your smirk, “Well, if the reformer gets corrupted, don’t they become part of the problem rather than the solution?” (Doesn’t it annoy you sometimes to be so . . . correct?)  

SCORPIO – There are a lot of changes & developments in your hometown that you cannot influence which you don’t necessarily like. Should you express your opinion? Pluto & Amycus, both in Retrograde in Aquarius & Capricorn, qualify, “If you are going to argue, absolutely not. If you are going to teach somebody something they did not really already know, absolutely.”  

SAGITTARIUS – Political satire is still politics. You protest, “Freedom of speech!” Pluto & Amycus, both in Retrograde in Aquarius & Capricorn, note that bosses counter, “No room for politics on the payroll!” And, after saying that, some bosses will now add, “And you are now free to say what you like.” Be careful.  

CAPRICORN – You want to step on the gas to launch your next business, public relations, political or creative venture – but, frankly, you are swimming in debt & don’t have the money. Pluto & Amycus, both in Retrograde in Aquarius & Capricorn, tell you, “Consolidate.” Consolidate what? What you owe. What you own. Who you are. How you have changed.  

AQUARIUS – Is your employer, is your bank, is your family, is your city, financially stable? Pluto & Amycus, both in Retrograde in Aquarius & Capricorn, warn that it will not matter if you have your act together if they do not.  

PISCES – With whom will you venture into the distant future? Who will you leave in the past? Pluto & Amycus, both in Retrograde in Aquarius & Capricorn, do not demand an immediate answer. But think it over.

! 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 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

* 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 #8

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.