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David Bowie: The Gift of Sound and Vision 1947-2016

Remembering Davi Bowie - The world was shocked and saddened to hear of legendary musician David Bowie passing away January 10, two days after his 69th birthday. Millions of fans would agree that David Bowie was one of the greatest, most audacious, multi-talented rock stars ever. He was Ziggy Stardust, the Thin White Duke, the Rebel Rebel, Aladdin Sane(A Lad Insane), A Starman and Spaceman an androgynous, chameleon, actor, producer, artist, joker, husband, father and much more. With a high profile career that lasted 5 decades and with a following that touched many generations.
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A CRUCIAL GATHERING: KETU, SATURN AND PLUTO IN CAPRICORN

Ketu (the transiting lunar south node) entered Capricorn in November 2018. It met Pluto late December 2018 and will join Saturn early March 2019. This leads to a Ketu, Pluto, and Saturn conjunction, active from March to September 2019. This particular astrological event may bring tangible consequences.  Inseparable from philosophy and the meaning of life, astrology illustrates how our lives and destinies--terms that refer both to usage and destination--tend toward a finality, or self-realization unconnected to wealth, power, or fame
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The Planetary Highway to the Aquarian Age: Utopia, Dystopia and Beyond

The idea of astrological ages is based on the phenomena known as the precession of the equinoxes, whereby due to the earth’s wobble as it spins on its axis, the vernal point moves slowly backward through the zodiac constellations at a rate of one degree every seventy two years, spending approximately 2,160 years in each zodiac sign and completing a whole cycle in 25,772 years. Many Western astrologers believe that we have reached an important juncture and are about to enter a new age, the Aquarian Age, however this idea is hotly contested1. When does the vernal point actually enter the stars of Aquarius? While theories abound as to when this will happen, no-one has come up with a definitive date
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Pluto transiting Capricorn - The lessons for our times!

The role of astrology is not to instruct, or even advise, but to describe what fundamentally underlies our circumstances, and to point to the consequences of what we decide to do going forward. Yet good astrologers have learnt one lesson that can help decisions for the future. We know that selfish manipulation of others may work for a while, but never succeeds in the end. It just makes matters worse. So, any imminent world crisis will not be resolved by narrow economic solutions, propped up by laws and assumptions, based on greed and hatred of anyone in the way.
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THE FIBONACCI ZODIAC - Celestia Mathematica Series

Without an awareness of the basic fingerprint of the cosmos, one will never have a true understanding of an interface between the pyscho-spiritual and the bio-material realms. With the awareness of this numerical cosmic fingerprint, one is inevitably lead to the realization that both the spiritual and material domains are indeed one and the same, operating at different vibrational orders, always seeking to achieve harmonic resonance.
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Herschel, Uranus and Mary Shelley’s Vision of Horror

“We are about to unfold  the story of Frankenstein, a man f science who sought to create a man after his own image without reckoning upon God. It is one of the strangest tales ever told. It deals with the two great mysteries of creation—life and death. I think it will thrill you. It may shock you. It might even—horrify you. So if any of you feel that you do not care to subject your nerves to such a strain, now’s your chance to—uh, well, we warned you. . .” With these words, Frankenstein, the movie was unleashed onto film audiences some 75 years ago, only a short time after the discovery of Pluto.
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Tuning into the Zeitgeist - the Pluto Uranus Cycle, Eris, Chaos and Discord!

The exact squares of Pluto and Uranus are over, but 2017 still has Uranus and Pluto squaring with 3 degree orb, joined by an opposition and square to Jupiter with Eris also in the line up! A review of the Pluto Uranus squares and their connection to Eris, awakening all generations born with Eris in Aries(every one born Post 1922 has Eris in Aries) during these cardinal squares and T-squares is still as relevant as it was in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 when we anticipated the chaos and disruption we find our selves in now. 2020 Vision, is what's needed at this time.
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THE 8TH HOUSE: YOUR SECRET POWER

However, this should not be confused with the secrets of Neptune or the 12th house as that is where the dissolution of the Ego takes place. The 12th house is not a powerhouse like the 8th, it is traditionally known as the house of your self-undoing where your secrets can potentially defame you, which is very different from the 8th house where your personal power hides. The 12th house is the intermediate state between life and death, and as such it has no interest in exerting power or control over this world. Neptune is about letting go. Pluto is about control.
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The Astrology of Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’ Painting

Leonardo’s Ultima Cena has intrigued and enthralled viewers for centuries. The painting will continue to be interpreted through both scholarly study and artists recreating it. Indeed, the analysis of the painting, and what da Vinci had in mind when he painted it, has been the subject of many books and articles, and will continue to engage the minds of thinkers in various academic disciplines. How does astrology enter the picture?
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Life with the Moon: Astrology, Physics, History, and Anomalies

The Moon, familiar because we see it almost every night, is nevertheless mysterious--especially when we ponder its origin and nature. Astrologically, we understand the Moon’s association with femininity, motherhood, the nurturing instinct, food, self-care, the body’s immune system, emotions, caring for others, our household and home, and much more. The Moon is responsible for our basic survival instincts.
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Growing Pains : The Astrology of Adolescence

Can the cycles of Jupiter and Saturn help teachers better understand school students and their development hurdles? Alex Trenoweth explains the role astrology could play in the pressure cooker of our classrooms Imagine these scenarios:
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Astrological Ceres and Eating Disorders

It starts in heaven and ends in hell. First, successfully losing weight, but soon enough losing control instead, developing an addiction to food. An estimated 70 million people worldwide[1] suffers from a serious eating disorder (ED) and many die trying to beat the fat. At the core of the ED spectrum, ranging from anorexia and bulimia to binge eating and orthorexia, we find a fascinating connection to the mythology of Earth Mother Ceres, the goddess of fertility and grain, and her daughter, the young maiden Proserpina. It is a myth of change and of natural transition
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The Cycle of Venus and the Age of Awareness

The Transits through the Ages : It is interesting to see how the Transits of Venus have coincided with major shifts  in consciousness throughout the cycles between Gemini or Sagittarius Ages being 243- years or alternating shorter Ages from one to the next the 121.5 or 105.5 year cycle. It does appear that the oscillating mini  Ages of Venus connect us to a renewed spirit - culturally , scientifically, politically, religiously and philosophically shifting our perspectives, guiding our principles and shaping our values.  The shifting worldview is shaped by Venus, representing our changing values, our social attachments, what we are attached to, what is popular, what we like and what we dislike permeating culture, fashion, art, our connection to our environment, religion, politics, knowledge, science and all help inform and create the new world. A brief look at the past few mini Ages from the Renaissance to now gives us an idea of some of the things that created waves and  shifts in collective consciousness.
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Astrology and Alchemy

What is Alchemy? The word alchemy evokes many images including that of the crazed medieval chemist, stooped over arcane manuscripts, trying to unlock the secrets of nature in order to make gold out of base metals or create the so called “philosophers stone” propounded to bestow eternal life. Some have excused alchemy as a philosophical endeavour,
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A Mystery Chart!

As a member of an astrology group that meets regularly to discuss and share all sorts of astrological techniques, studies, books and ideas, one thing always on our agenda is the deciphering of a “Mystery Chart”. The Mystery Chart exercise is a perfect way to see how our own astrological learning, ideas and assumptions influence what we see or read in a chart, helping us to be cautious in what we ascertain and expect about an astrological chart, but also helping us trust further our language and recognize how accurate it can be.