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ARTICLE #1: The upcoming influence of
the Full Taurus Moon
ARTICLE #2: The current influence of
transiting Venus in Retrograde
in Scorpio & Libra
ARTICLE #3: The current influence of
transiting Jupiter in Direct Motion in Scorpio
ARTICLE #4: The current influence of
transiting Mars in Aquarius
ARTICLE #5: The current influence of
transiting Chiron in Retrograde in late Pisces
ARTICLE #6: The current influence of
transiting Uranus in Retrograde in Taurus & Aries
ARTICLE #7: The current influence of
transiting Neptune in Retrograde in Pisces
ARTICLE #8: 
The current influence of
the transiting North Node in Leo

ARTICLE #1

2002-GZ32! in Sagittarius sextiles1 Mars in Aquarius, as Varuna* conjunct2 the North Node$ in Leo squares3 the Sun in Scorpio opposite4 Uranus in Taurus conjunct2 the Full Taurus Moon on October 24, 2018. By attempting to finish, coordinate or handle too many disparate & unwieldy elements, objects or problems at once, conflict ensues, which forces overburdened people to affect a brilliant solution that simultaneously tells the truth about our common humanity. (A painter attempts to tackle an epic, and instead . . . creates a masterpiece.)  

ARIES – All the world’s a stage & all the actors revel their philosophical predilections & biases by how they act out their part. Would Shakespeare be impressed or bored? 2002-GZ32, Mars, Varuna, the North Node, the Sun, Uranus & the Full Taurus Moon know that you don’t care: You want to know what you need to do to get the money – because you need the money. Forget the drama. Go to work.  

TAURUS – Family members & local citizens act out in ways to get attention that undermines your longstanding coordinated effort to effect local political change. 2002-GZ32, Mars, Varuna, the North Node, the Sun, Uranus & the Full Taurus Moon advise you to chastise their egoism, “Such drama is undignified & not strategic. Do you have a goal in mind? What are you trying to do?”  

GEMINI – Astrologers: If you try to interpret the natal horoscopes of individuals not born in this country who do not speak your language, you will be way over your head – but 2002-GZ32, Mars, Varuna, the North Node, the Sun, Uranus & the Full Taurus Moon guarantee that you will learn more about astrology than ever before in your life. What you see now is not written in any books – pay close attention.  

CANCER – A huge professional project induces all types of reactions to open articulation of other peoples’ gender & sexuality-based politics. You prefer not to get involved, despite aggressive engagement, when 2002-GZ32, Mars, Varuna, the North Node, the Sun, Uranus & the Full Taurus Moon suddenly empower you with an equally aggressive ally who shuts down all extraneous discourse in the most unexpected way.  

LEO – Nobody can deny that you are everywhere at the same time lately – even your adversaries are making deals with you because you are getting the most done. Therefore, even if jealous bosses unexpectedly fire you now, 2002-GZ32, Mars, Varuna, the North Node, the Sun, Uranus & the Full Taurus Moon advise you to treat it like a promotion – because everything that now happens to you, in the end, will further your career & public image.  

VIRGO – Surveillance professionals, writers, videographers: Write stores, create storyboards & shoot video based upon televised surveillance displays. However, 2002-GZ32, Mars, Varuna, the North Node, the Sun, Uranus & the Full Taurus Moon will reward a much more avant-garde literary backdrop. Favor Borges & Barthelme over Kubrick.  

LIBRA – A new client really does show you the money – yours, theirs and what could be yours – under the current influence of 2002-GZ32, Mars, Varuna, the North Node, the Sun, Uranus & the Full Taurus Moon. The task at hand is already enormously difficult – will you have to jump through hoops as well? Appraise the situation objectively.  

SCORPIO – Your finances are complex & subject to severe restrictions. Bosses, creditors, regulators & law enforcement bear down upon you fiercely. 2002-GZ32, Mars, Varuna, the North Node, the Sun, Uranus & the Full Taurus Moon therefore ask, “Do you really need an unpredictable business partner as well?”  

SAGITTARIUS – Your professional tasks & agendas require not only a motivated but also a highly skilled workforce. 2002-GZ32, Mars, Varuna, the North Node, the Sun, Uranus & the Full Taurus Moon demand that you upgrade now.  

CAPRICORN –  Writers, artists: A discovery that you make as a result of current work under the current influence of 2002-GZ32, Mars, Varuna, the North Node, the Sun, Uranus & the Full Taurus Moon gives you hypotheses or modi operandi to plumb for the next eight years. However, this is not the “masterpiece” – this is the “discovery.” Back to the laboratory!  

AQUARIUS – Current political, philosophical & professional ideas are far too complex & broad to explain articulately. Therefore, 2002-GZ32, Mars, Varuna, the North Node, the Sun, Uranus & the Full Taurus Moon exhort you to outline what you wish to communicate extremely broadly – and to keep it light. Do not overload the mechanism. Keep the foundation firm. Bullet points only!  

PISCES – Ambitious yet disorganized bosses overwhelm you so profoundly that their enormous requests on tight deadlines can make you very sick. You go to the gym to build endurance. Well, you will use your endurance, in additional to all your skill & organizational ability, under the current influence of 2002-GZ32, Mars, Varuna, the North Node, the Sun, Uranus & the Full Taurus Moon – then, you absolutely must rest.  

! 2002-GZ32 is an unnamed centaur planet discovered on April 13, 2002. The orbit of 2002-GZ32 traverses across the orbit of Uranus and just before the orbit of Neptune. For information on how to interpret 2002-GZ32, note reference to Philip Sedgwick below.  

* Varuna, the official name bestowed upon 2000-WR106 as of March 2001, is the first transneptunian object (TNO) to receive a name. In Indian mythology, Varuna is the keeper of “rta” (the cosmic order); in modern astronomy, some astronomers & astrologers believe that Varuna begins a drastic redefinition of the solar system suggested by the recent demotion of Pluto as a planet.  

For penetrating, cutting-edge analysis on the effects of
the TNO Varuna, read Denis Kutalyov’s article
“Varuna: Good or Bad
(Sketches for the Interpretation of a New Planet)”
at
http://astrologic.ru/english/Varuna.htm

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

A great source online for how to interpret Varuna 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 Varuna 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 2002-GZ32 and many other unnamed centaurs and transneptunians, as well as an excellent source for how to interpret 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 2002-GZ32, Varuna 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 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).  

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

3 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).  

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).

ARTICLE #2

Venus in Scorpio & Libra transits Retrograde Motion*
from October 5 to November 17, 2018.

After the band breaks down & puts their instruments in the truck of their SUV, the drummer & his girlfriend get some beers at the far end of the bar.

 “Babe!” the drummer whispers in his girlfriend’s ear. “Look who just walked in.”

“Jesus friggin’ H!” his girlfriend exclaims, still in a whisper. “I haven’t seen her in twenty years!”

 “What’s her story, anyway?” the drummer asked.

“You remember!” the girlfriend accused in a slightly louder whisper. “She was dating that coke dealer on the west side. Then she dumped him & started dating that coke dealer uptown.”

“Well, what happened?” the drummer asked.

“What happened?” the girlfriend asked, whispering lower. “We haven’t seen her in twenty years!”

“What about the coke dealer on the west side?” the drummer asked.

“He went to jail about two years after she dumped him,” the girlfriend replied.

 “What about the coke dealer uptown?” the drummer asked.

“Oh!” the girlfriend exclaimed. The girlfriend resumed her whisper, “He got killed!”

The drummer nodded.

“Do you want to talk to her?” the girlfriend asked.

The drummer drank some beer. “No,” he replied. “I’m not sure she would remember us.”

“Do you want to hang out?” the girlfriend asked. “See who she talks to?”

The drummer drank some more beer. “No,” he replied. “We’re older than the room anyway.

“You finish your beer yet?” the drummer asked his girlfriend. “Tomorrow’s a school day.”  

ARIES – Close acquaintances from your past make a sudden appearance. Before you approach to share memories of old times, Retrograde Venus in Scorpio & Libra warns that you can’t take this acquaintance at face value. You may have no overt reason to be suspicious – but you have every reason to be cautious. Be circumspect.  

TAURUS – Delay indulging in sex with a new physical attraction. Retrograde Venus in Scorpio & Libra urges you to discover the karmic component of this physical attraction first. Don’t set yourself up to feel pain should the magnetism reverse.  

GEMINI – Retrograde Venus in Scorpio & Libra implores you to stop sublimating your sex drive onto your work – even (and especially) if your boss . . . likes it. You are not the only one!  

CANCER – Be warned – Retrograde Venus in Scorpio & Libra states that one with an “appetite” for sex is also inclined to enjoy . . . “the entire buffet.” Beware the starving man at the banquet!  

LEO – Carefully scrutinize the friends & acquaintances of your family members. Retrograde Venus in Scorpio & Libra encourages you to endeavor to discern what a “friend of a friend” . . ..looks like.  

VIRGO – Is the friend of a friend your friend as well? Of course. Now, Retrograde Venus in Scorpio & Libra asks, “Is the friend of your enemy your enemy as well?” The answer is, “Yes – until the friend of that enemy because that enemy’s enemy.” Tricky – all bets are off!  

LIBRA – You make a living keeping other peoples’ secrets. With that in mind, Retrograde Venus in Scorpio & Libra asks you, “How would you feel if these clients & employees who paid you to keep their secrets did so in bad faith?” As long as you did nothing wrong . . . the money is yours.  

SCORPIO – You’re a Scorpio: If you want to get in trouble, you will not need anybody else’s help. Retrograde Venus in Scorpio & Libra predicts that somebody from your deep dark past wants you to accompany them on their way to some real trouble. Keep it short, “Been there. Done that. Get out.”  

SAGITTARIUS – Somebody from your past who always got in one sort of trouble or another appears in your life completely transformed. Retrograde Venus in Scorpio & Libra urges you to listen closely – this individual has a karmic message to communicate to you.  

CAPRICORN – An individual from your past to whom you did wrong, or who had done wrong to you, returns. Retrograde Venus in Scorpio & Libra confirms that the theme of the prom is “revenge.” This chess game started many moons ago, and will end right now, “Checkmate.”  

AQUARIUS – A boss who did you dirty back in the day reappears in the professional workplace. Don’t rebel & don’t overreact. Retrograde Venus in Scorpio & Libra will show you that this individual is on their way down in the world – and the reason why is a karmic lesson for you, too. Grab a cold drink & watch the show.  

PISCES – An ex-spouse or former business partner disputes the terms of a divorce or dissolution agreement & does not want to resolve this dispute amicably. Retrograde Venus in Scorpio & Libra guarantees that their emotion towards you will be illogical & bitter. Address the terms of the agreement dispassionately & logically as you disregard counterproductive hostility.

* 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 #3

Jupiter,
which turns to Direct Motion* on July 11,
completes it transit of Scorpio on November 8, 2018.

After brandishing & assaulting his percussion with flourish, the drummer screams into the microphone, “I’m going to burn down your house with your entire family in it!” The medium-sized weekday crowd in the rock club applauds, alternatively madly & laconically.

“We’ll be right back,” the drummer announces.

The drummer’s girlfriend ascends the stage. “A lovely sentiment,” the drummer’s girlfriend comments.

“You’re ugly,” the drummer insults her. “Go away.”

The drummer’s girlfriend smacks the drummer hard in the face. “Watch your mouth,” the drummer’s girlfriend commands.

“You watch my mouth,” the drummer replies.

They kiss briefly but soulfully.

 “Can’t be that ugly,” the drummer’s girlfriend insists.

The drummer pauses. “Well – ”

“Good comeback, Don Rickles,” the drummer’s girlfriend comments. “Also, maybe you should sing about topic other than arson & murder.”

The drummer changes the subject, “Some priest offered me a job teaching high school sophomores.”

The drummer’s girlfriend looks at the drummer as if he had a herpes sore on his lip.

“How does he even know you?” she asks.

“He apparently saw me as I was doing my job organizing the homeless,” the drummer shrugs. “The priest said, ‘Think of how much more success you could have instilling discipline in well-bred teenagers from good families.’”

 “What would you teach?” the drummer’s girlfriend asks.

The drummer shrugs. “I don’t know,” the drummer says. “What would I teach?”

“Did you accept?” the drummer’s girlfriend asks.

“I told him that I like to have my nights free to play in my band,” the drummer replies.

The drummer’s girlfriend looks at the drummer as if the herpes sore on his lip started to bleed. “What’s that go to do with how well you organize the homeless or teaching high school sophomores?”

“How well I organize the homeless is not that priest’s business,” the drummer insists.

“I’m not a closet Calvinist,” the drummer asserts. “I’m a free citizen with my own will to power.”  

ARIES – Direct Motion Jupiter in Scorpio distinguishes between the hypothetical & the practical. What is possible is purely hypothetical. What you can do is practical & well within your personal control. Don’t misinterpret this distinction, as you will have more than one opportunity to bite off more than you can chew by the end of 2018.  

TAURUS – You don’t rely upon political connections. Instead, you rely upon your quantifiable skill & the respect that authority figures invest in you. Still, Direct Motion Jupiter in Scorpio advises you not to insult anybody. Be diplomatic.  

GEMINI – Do not let your burdensome professional workload overwhelm you. Direct Motion Jupiter in Scorpio insists that you must maintain a modicum of mental clarity in order to maximize your own personal net worth. You must satisfy your bosses – but you must work for yourself.  

CANCER – Your hunger, your skepticism, your will leads you to God, because, deep down, you want to know the point. Once you know the point, Direct Motion Jupiter in Scorpio promises that God will lead you to a partner or a spouse who will demand that you act upon that purpose, “Let’s do this.”  

LEO – If you really want to make progress in the professional workplace, then Direct Motion Jupiter in Scorpio strategizes that you rely only upon people whom you know & can see. Those remote from you are beyond your control. Work with  & through those whose commitment is as self-evident as their personage.  

VIRGO – A spouse or partner who criticizes what you do because they find it anti-spiritual or even outright immoral refuses to acknowledge that the ways of God are different than the ways of man. However, Direct Motion Jupiter in Scorpio declares that a boundary does indeed exist between “taking control of one’s destiny” and “do what thou will shall be the whole of the law.” Do not reject the ways of God simply because you are impatient.  

LIBRA – The needs of colleagues & employees are nominal & impersonal. While you must indeed provide for them, Direct Motion Jupiter in Scorpio strongly advises that you cater to the long-term concerns of both your family & your city, state, province or country. Decisions made now cause long-term consequences. This is no time for prevarication or escapism. Demand truthful answers. Implement permanent solutions.  

SCORPIO – Fun & games? Chaotic, out of control, but a blast. However, when deadlines approach, Direct Motion Jupiter in Scorpio declares that there is no room for any type of uncertainty. Don’t be the last one to leave the party – or the bar. Prepare for the inevitable.  

SAGITTARIUS – You must lock the doors to your home not only to your enemies, but also to friends & the friends of family members. Direct Motion Jupiter in Scorpio demands that you protect yourself & your family proactively from those who do or may commit any type of crime, no matter how small. Law enforcement conducts surveillance everywhere now for a reason.  

CAPRICORN – Professional & political associates let you talk around the issue as they infer that they now seek a direct & clear commitment within a narrow yet nevertheless very specific financial range. Once you know what these associates now seek, Direct Motion Jupiter in Scorpio will insist that further discussion is superfluous. In the end, you will, with cash in hand, or you won’t. Make your decision. Follow through at the right moment.  

AQUARIUS – Read Pisces. Big-time power brokers pay you well, whether you do your job thoroughly or not – but Direct Motion Jupiter in Scorpio insists that they may not do so forever. Realize that the power brokers who now pay you are not the professional superiors judging the quality of your work. These professional superiors will make recommendations of those power brokers who will continue to employ you, or to fire you, at will. Don’t try to fool anybody – because you will fool nobody.  

PISCES – Read Aquarius. While your current outstanding job performance dazzles everybody, Direct Motion Jupiter in Scorpio reminds you not to allow your popularity & your fan club to go to your head. You may think that you are worth every cent of your unusually high salary – and you are. However, if bosses notice too many instances where you express your ego, they may find a way to get along without such a noticeable distraction to professional progress that relies upon many more people than just you.

* 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 #4

Mars transits Aquarius from September 11 to November 15, 2018. Do as much research as necessary to get the best equipment, whether sound system, computer, camera, software, telescope or yard equipment, at the best price. Don’t get lazy later on as you buy necessary accessories to such equipment as wholesalers & retailers seek to rip-off everybody who had saved their money on the most expensive, capital-intensive purchase.  

ARIES – You didn’t want to spend the money, but because your computer, car, camera, software or lawnmower broke down, got stolen or became obsolete, you made damn sure that you get the best deal possible. Now that you are so proud of yourself for pinching pennies under pressure, Mars in Aquarius warns you not to throw away serious dollars on pieces of junk because you are in a careless mood.  

TAURUS – Develop separate opinions about politicians as leaders & about public policy initiatives. Mars in Aquarius signifies that most people vote for politicians to be their “personal shoppers.” Your tax money buys stuff – what stuff do you want your tax money to buy? Don’t expect your elected representative to be your “mind reader.”  

GEMINI – Mars in Aquarius causes travel delays & postponements. Buy travel insurance. Moreover, interpretations of meteorology & astrology may be colored unethically by somebody’s financial interests. Study facts as you know them.  

CANCER – Because you endured & resisted peer pressure from advocates & champions of alternate sexualities to accept their political agenda during the early Millennium, you endure & resist the peer pressure those detractors & opponents of alternate sexualities to accept their political agenda now. And, as Mars in Aquarius notes, for the same reason: How you enjoy sex in your own bedroom is your own business. And you enjoy sex!  

LEO – Your bosses are annoyed at the cavalier attitude of business partners who refuse to with you, and they discipline them accordingly. Mars in Aquarius chastises you not to blow your advantage by losing your temper at their selfish behavior later on.  

VIRGO – Too much talk in the workplace – especially about politics – leads to confrontation & legal issues. Mars in Aquarius urges you to maintain silence. Give nobody any ammunition to develop hidden, secret resentments.  

LIBRA – Still considering starting that political career? Then Mars in Aquarius demands that you determine how much of an obstacle money is to the pursuit of your political ideals – whether how much money somebody else has or how little money you have. Don’t deceive yourself.  

SCORPIO – Read Aquarius. Political enemies with real estate connections seek to turn your hometown into some general expensive mall that you hate. Even so, Mars in Aquarius declares that there is nothing you can do – let them have their own empty overpriced neighborhood. Find ways to put money & energy in those parts of your city which have true character & grit.

SAGITTARIUS – Tell no jokes at work. Mars in Aquarius denotes that the tone of the workplace is hostile. Furthermore, if somebody tells “jokes” at work that office you, say so – to your boss.  

CAPRICORN – Because many people are well prepared to react with hostility should you pronounce political value judgments, Mars in Aquarius advises you to be content to describe the backdrop against which political issues play out. Don’t discuss your opinions about gun control. Instead, discuss what type of people favor, or oppose, guns.  

AQUARIUS – Read Scorpio. You don’t need to choose whether you prefer high-end shopping or down & dirty music clubs – your city needs both. In fact, Mars in Aquarius declares that your city needs somebody who can promote both – somebody as broad-minded & sophisticated as yourself. Critic of critics!  

PISCES – Aggressively rebuff & disassociate from one who makes a rude, confrontational political statement to you – but do not say a word. Mars in Aquarius warns that the air is thick with discrimination. Don’t give your unseen enemies any ammunition with which to hurt you.

ARTICLE #5

Chiron*, which exits Aries to enter Pisces on September 26, 2018, continues to transit Pisces in Retrograde Motion@ until December 10, 2018. Sagittarius & Pisces are both spiritual, visionary signs that can perceive, and comprehend, the implications of, every possibility in the universe. The difference between the two? Pisces says, “Our knowledge of space & the Internet will allow us to set up weather stations on every planet, moon, asteroid & centaur within our Solar System, including the Oort Cloud, for 24 hours a day (earthling time).” Sagittarius replies, “That’s fantastic! Can we get that done within this budget period?” Deadline!  

ARIES – You & your boss need a big job done ASAP – who can do it? Retrograde Chiron in late Pisces smiles that you don’t need a PhD. in organizational psychology to understand the cynical aphorism, “When you need something done right away, give it to a busy man.” (“I’ll get it to you as soon as I can.”)  

TAURUS – Nativist & anti-immigration political sentiment becomes louder & more acute – but Retrograde Chiron in late Pisces implores you to take a closer look. The loudest complainers are suffering financially. Find a new political sentiment which can quell that fear.  

GEMINI – Business partners need huge jobs out the door ASAP but do not know how to organize them because they are “big thinkers” – “big thinkers” who get “big jobs.” Retrograde Chiron in late Pisces suggests that you offer to break it down for them in easy to understand pieces – before they give themselves a very unnecessary heart attack.  

CANCER – Alternate days with a high, lean-meat intake with probiotic salads. Retrograde Chiron in late Pisces does not discount your need for protein, what with your current intense workload – but you can’t carry all that meat in your digestive tract all of the time. Clean up the pipelines both at your job & within your body.  

LEO – Go to lengths to demand that corrupt employees who prevent you from closing deals with new clients get fired. Furthermore, Retrograde Chiron in late Pisces exhorts you to discover if you will be dealing with corrupt elements if you do get new clients. Cut off those destined to give you trouble – you are looking for new business, not new power struggles.  

VIRGO – Confronting a spouse who is quickly becoming completely unglued may make your barely united, silently fractured family fall apart. Unless you are working with qualified professional help, Retrograde Chiron in late Pisces advises you to let an unhappy spouse to work things out so that they make life miserable for themselves & themselves alone. Protect other family members who do not want to self-destruct.  

LIBRA – Issue tasks to uninspired employees. Retrograde Chiron in late Pisces notices that employees who have nothing to do, and who do not know where to apply their ambition, need short-term direction & stimulation. There is no need to browbeat – just let them know what is needed when. Get the blood moving.  

SCORPIO – Don’t spend so much money to entertain yourself, your date or your children. Retrograde Chiron in late Pisces states that all you need to awaken inspiration or romance is a new, exciting location – and, ideally, a little privacy. That restaurant can still survive without your high bar tab!  

SAGITTARIUS – Don’t burden family members enduring pain with your obtuse, impractical observations & advice. Retrograde Chiron in late Pisces signifies that family members need somebody to help them utilize the painful knot of other peoples’ manipulation, wrath & insults. They suffer from too much subtext already. Keep it simple – and nice.  

CAPRICORN – Close yourself off emotionally from strangers & fickle acquaintances. Retrograde Chiron in late Pisces reminds you that certain people never demonstrated any generosity in the best of circumstances – and now does not represent the best of circumstances. They prefer, “Every man for himself?” So be it.  

AQUARIUS – Stop hiding within the group. Retrograde Chiron in late Pisces gives you yet another opportunity to gather intellectual devotees to your most brilliant ideas. Do it again!  

PISCES – Busy bosses need you to process vast amounts of their work on tight deadlines. Retrograde Chiron in late Pisces says that you have done this before & that you can do this now. Dazzle!

* 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 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 #6

Uranus in Taurus & Aries transits Retrograde Motion* from August 7, 2018 to January 7, 2019.The operative word is “insurance” – a safety net in case something goes wrong. Somebody must pay for that insurance, that safety net. In the U.S.A., the powers that be expect the individual to pay for most of it – hence the Grateful Dead song, “Don’t Quit Your Day Job.” So the powers that be in the U.S.A. put the individual in a cage to protect them from freedom – or, rather, to protect the individual from what the pitfalls of freedom might eventually cost everyone (but only in dollars & cents).  

ARIES – Put bluntly, you cannot afford the risk. Therefore, Retrograde Uranus in Taurus & Aries declares that you must get a better job & investment plan which allows you to pay for the risk you must take. No such job may exist – look that truth straight in the eye.   

TAURUS – You can change your physical appearance without risking your public reputation. Retrograde Uranus in Taurus & Aries connotes a big difference between a change in style & a change in lifestyle – or veiled political beliefs. Know where that line is drawn – as well as where you want to draw your own line.   

GEMINI – Accountants: At the end of the day, at the end of the job, the accounts must “zero out” – with no difference between the accounts – before you can pack up & go home. At times, you believed that it would be liberating not to think like this – but Retrograde Uranus in Taurus & Aries reminds you that you have seen such people, many of whom you believe should be incarcerated. The lesson? Not that freedom is overrated, but that math & limitless freedom do not mix.   

CANCER – If you accept favors or references from a professional ally to get a job or a client, you become beholden to them. You would like to think that you are independent – but Retrograde Uranus in Taurus & Aries insists that you consider this before, not after, you accept those favors & introductions. Don’t try to make up the rules as you go along.   

LEO – Determine a plan to reinvest profit from recently launched business opportunities, but do not put it into practice just yet. Of course, everybody can tell that you are trying to create a money factory – but Retrograde Uranus in Taurus & Aries insists that this is easier said than done. Test the mechanism at each juncture.   

VIRGO – Writers, artists, sculptors: Don’t try to experiment without creating a body of finished work which signifies the origin from which your experimentation will depart. Retrograde Uranus in Taurus & Aries denotes that a baseline creates context for an audience who must be given a clue, “What is this self-appointed genius trying to do?”   

LIBRA – Whatever crime now tempts you – theft, making or taking bribes, plagiarism, working as a hit man – Retrograde Uranus in Taurus & Aries reminds you that there comes a point where you cannot give the money back & say, “I’m really, really sorry.” Resolve to shun temptation – if necessary, with the help of God.   

SCORPIO – Whoever your partner is – spouse, business partner, friend, creative brainstormer – Retrograde Uranus in Taurus & Aries recommends that you get some distance from them to socialize & to cooperate with another group of people. Don’t make or cancel any long-term commitments – just clear the air around your aura so that you can once again get in touch with who you are.   

SAGITTARIUS – You are excited about new professional directions. However, Retrograde Uranus in Taurus & Aries signifies that you must first complete long-term creative projects, and to determine the direction of long-term romances, before you can devote your full attention to the future.   

CAPRICORN – Writers, artists, sculptors: The work of art which you now develop, which you intend to make a masterpiece, will make a statement. However, Retrograde Uranus in Taurus & Aries alerts you to the possibility that you may unconsciously make statements that you do not intend to communicate. Do not project the message that you intend upon how you view that work of art – determine what the work of art is really saying.   

AQUARIUS – You are not sure how you feel about sweeping changes to your local area – but other people in & around the region are not shy about proclaiming what they think. The trouble is, such individuals are not actually studying what’s happening – and Retrograde Uranus in Taurus & Aries knows that you are not making the same mistake. Keep your own counsel.   

PISCES – You do business based not only upon how much you intend to gain but also based upon how little you can afford to lose. Allies may call that conservative to the point of paranoia. If so, Retrograde Uranus in Taurus & Aries gives you permission to advise them, “Go ahead & lose your own money.” Do what is comfortable for you.

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

ARTICLE #7

Neptune in Pisces transits Retrograde Motion* from June 18 to November 26, 2018. “The unpleasantness of the current day merely represents a part of history that we are not yet able to ignore,” one college friend said to the other. “This, too, shall pass. But when such unpleasantness of the current day gets even worse in the near future, and we are unable to ignore it as it happens, we must remember that that, too, shall pass. Until then, the two of us got together to remember all the good times that we had in the past as we prepare to have some good times tonight. Later this year, when it appears like the affairs of the world can only get worse, let’s think of these good times – not just as diversion, but, in fact, as the very truth itself.”  

ARIES – Steely Dan’s “Josie,” about the return of a biker chick to the neighborhood, waxes nostalgic about rebelling openly against authority to drink, get rowdy & engage in loud, gruff, barbaric mating rituals in the streets. Just like John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John in Grease – after all, Retrograde Neptune reminds all that everybody, in their youth, wants to appear tough & sexy as Hell. But it was all supposed to be fun – not dark, serious & mean, like the international & national politics of the early 21st century. Recall what Paul McCartney sang while the Beatles were breaking up, “Get back to where you once belonged.”  

TAURUS – By the time that you graduated both high school & college, the cliques which you all had formed when you arrived in freshman year had completely dissolved as everybody prepared to say goodbye forever – because many of those people you would never see again. Retrograde Neptune laments, “If only you could graduate now & leave this daily grind forever!” Maybe you can – but what are you going to do if you must cooperate with an enemy that you may see day in & day out for the rest of your life?  

GEMINI – Yippie! You are now a productive, mature & successful adult. (What the Hell happened?) That being said, Retrograde Neptune agrees with you – this is no damn fun. Rediscover that part of your soul which can experience joy – before the onset of evil politics forces you to defend your financial interests, love ones & city.  

CANCER – Throughout many Don DeLillo novels, the male protagonist, whether single, married, separated or divorced, is always trying to get laid in the most blatant, juvenile way. Whether, as a reader, you either giggle or roll your eyes, Retrograde Neptune reminds you to give DeLillo a little credit: In a world of unbridled political & professional ruthlessness, he refuses to take himself too seriously.  

LEO – Leo the Lion will fight to the death if anyone threatens their family. However, Retrograde Neptune whispers in the Lion’s ear that the threat to their family & their domestic security may not be external – it may lie amongst the people with whom you discuss your deepest fears & your most closely guarded financial interests.  

VIRGO – You need to make fun of your spouse – and your spouse needs to smack you in the head! (Playfully.)Retrograde Neptune reminds you that you are just a pair of brats – which you will need to remember as you both negotiate important financial & domestic terms down the line as the two adults you two have (legally) become.  

LIBRA – You know your employee’s strengths & weaknesses – and that in itself has value. Even so, Retrograde Neptune declares that, down the line, keeping all such employees on the payroll may not be sustainable. Determine what, before you choose who, is expendable.  

SCORPIO – Romance is delicious – but romance is expensive. Furthermore, Retrograde Neptune denotes that, if you are not married to that individual with whom you enjoy romance, romance represents an expenditure & not an investment. “Budget” your “resources.”  

SAGITTARIUS – Long days at your job keep you out of trouble. Retrograde Neptune asks, “Does that mean that your desire for freedom represents your personal downfall?” Maybe – what does freedom mean to you?  

CAPRICORN – The moral imperatives of the Christian impel the wayward to change their ways so as to return to the fold of the flock. The moral imperatives of law enforcement inform the obedient of whom to exclude from their company – and why. Retrograde Neptune teaches you when to use which – and why.  

AQUARIUS – You may not like your boss, but your boss pays you well. Granted – but Retrograde Neptune nevertheless warns you, “Just make sure your boss likes you.” You can’t play politics on somebody else’s payroll!  

PISCES – Retrograde Neptune provides you with every possible advantage professionally. You must capitalize on each & every opportunity before the wind – and the conditions it brings to everybody – changes direction.

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.

ARTICLE #8

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.