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This is a Full Moon of great intensity.   The Full Moon in Scorpio on May 10th, 2017, will bring our deepest feelings about sex, power, control, secrets, psychology, your money and taxes, simply but Death-Rebirth and Transformation.  The energy of Scorpio ranges from stinging of the scorpion’s tail…….rising consciousness, the Phoenix rising from the ashes,  and finally the height of emotional intensity.      The energy of Scorpio will always be felt below the surface.  It is deep, strong, hidden and powerful.

This is also the Full Flower Moon.   The Native Americans named their months in accordance to their environments during the different times of the year. This allowed them to keep track of the seasons, and also to communicate with different tribes.    This name was from the Algonquin Tribes that lived from New England to Lake Superior.  May was called the FULL FLOWER MOON because this is the month that flowers bloomed in abundance.    It is also known as the CORN PLANTING MOON.




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Chart Interpretation is the basis of what astrologers are skilled and proficient in.    Astrology works with the geometrical aspects of our universe.  An astrology chart is written using the EXACT time a person is born, LOCATION, and of course, DATE.   Together these make up a Natal Chart from which an interpretation experiences of our life and how they shape our personality.  




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The Sun sign provides many facets of your feminine side.     Beauty tips are not in the foreground of an astrological interpretation; however,  here are a few beauty tips to help you get in touch with your inner fire,  earth, air or water sign.

ARIES   Ruled by Mars and is a CARDINAL FIRE SIGN.   Wear RED, be it lipstick, shoes, dresses or golf t-shirt.   It will help you channel the fire in you with a lovely and confident attitude.    Aries have a lot of passion and are intriguing in a romantic way.    Wear a catchy perfume to draw attention to you and to ensure that you are the focus of all the attention.   Yes, do wear your big diamonds, or big bold costume jewelry, with a lot of silver shiny bangles.   All eyes are on you…..Your magnetic and optimistic personality attracts people your way.    If you are an activist,  in a tennis tournament,  or just looking gorgeous with your red lipstick, you are always a go-getter and you will never lack excitement.  Independence and freedom are your themes.  

TAURUS  Ruled by Venus and is a FIXED EARTH SIGN. Your Earthy, stable, and need to have beauty around you while you enjoy indulging in the pleasures of life.   A clear classic radiant complexion is most certainly your choice.   Your eyeshadow is beige, browns, coppers, and muted greens.   Lipsticks and blushes should be soft corals, soft pinks, bronzes and lip glosses that will bring out your sexiest look.   I am sure your make-up will be elegant for that fancy restaurant you are getting ready for.   Your clothes should feel good to the touch and be comfortable.   Cashmere, silks, lace together with earthy colors such greens, browns, soft pastels, and classic sky blue.    Your purses and shoes will be made of the finest Italian leathers.   Oh, yes, those brown leather gloves and silk scarf is your finishing touches.   Jewelry will be muted with an understated beauty.   Emerald is your stone.   Wear it alone or surround it with diamonds.  

GEMINI  Ruled by Mercury, and are a MUTABLE AIR SIGN.  Gemini’s are adaptable and changeable, so work with a palette for your eyeshadow that is blues, greens, browns, and charcoals.  Keep the blush natural colors and maybe a bronze.     Pay attention to all the new makeup trends, and try them all…’ll never be bored, and it will give you so much to talk about.   Your hair can be cut and styled in many new and alternate ways.  A funky haircut is not wasted on you.  Your clothing should be comfortable, flowing, young and a bit trendy.   Choose a colorful pair of shoes to match.   Unique Handmade jewelry that made with gemstones or beads. 

CANCER  Ruled by the Moon and is a CARDINAL WATER SIGN.  Driven by emotions and is deeply sensitive.   Lovers of comfort, luxury, and love to be a pampered.   They are a water sign, and long to luxuriate in the soothing and cleansing aspects of a good soak.   Bathe in warm bubbles with a few drops of Lavender essential oil, and a scented candle burning nearby.  You will feel in touch with your emotions as you dress in natural fibers like silks, cotton, linens, wool and leathers. Wear greens and sea blue.    Your stone is pearl, so have those earrings and gorgeous necklace close at hand.   You are most comfortable at home in your cozy nest.     So take your warm bath, and put on a comfy bathrobe and melt the night away.   

LEO  Ruled by the Sun and is a FIXED FIRE SIGN.   A loyal and regal bunch and generally lively and energetic. Use bright colors and products of quality that have all the eyes following you.   Add blonde highlights to your long regal mane of hair. Create glowing complexions with makeup that tastefully shines.   Leo’s can wear an array of colors in their eyeshadow and blushes.  Corals, oranges, and reds are your shades for your lipsticks.     Big bold earrings will bring on the attention.   Gold jewelry is a must and a lot of it.   Also, amber, stones, and wood jewelry is part of your look.    Leo’s love to wear bright colors choose yellow, orange, golds, and combinations of white with purple.    It is only fitting for you to hold your head high with self-assurance and pride. 

VIRGO Ruled by Mercury and is a MUTABLE EARTH SIGN. Impeccable, neat and natural appearance.  A conservative and fairly sophisticated look are reserved for you.   Virgo’s expression and attitude suggest that they prefer to remain low-profile.  Earthly eyeshadow and blushes, perfectly applied with a clean and refined look.   A bronze-brown lipstick and soft light bronzer for blush.   Products that are organic, natural and free from all chemicals and preservatives are for you.   Your look is studious and elegant and refined. Don’t forget to wear that navy blue dress…..pumps.  Leather belt, and natural beads and stones used to make your jewelry.    Stunning. 

LIBRA Ruled by Venus and is a CARDINAL AIR SIGN.   Libra is the sign of refined taste and beauty.  Due to your elegance, you wear makeup the way it was meant to be worn.   You integrate a Feminine and soft beauty that is perfectly balanced with the energy of yin and yang.    Wear lipsticks that are hot pinks and light corals and pinks and copper shades.    Berry colored blush, and those Libra almond-shaped eyes should have violets, pinks, mushroom and cool colors.   Your look is captivating.   Dresses with charming whites, soft pink, a shocking pink,  to a deep burgundy are the colors make with the Libra in mind.   Silk and cashmere are your best friends.   Libra’s jewelry is flattering when Diamonds, White Jade or Coral is worn with different shades of pink.  Pastel colors reflect the harmony and elegance of the Libra beauty.   A calm and gentle look….but, beware, Libra is known as the iron fist in a velvet glove.  

SCORPIO  Ruled by Pluto and Mars and is a FIXED WATER SIGN. Scorpio exhibits great power and is seductive and sultry.    BLACK and RED are your colors.    Hypnotic eyes are your most prominent feature, so playing them up with makeup is an absolute must.  Wear an intense black mascara to enhance those dark mysterious eyes.  Wear metallic shades of eyeshadow, mixed with grays, dark plums, and smoky colors.   Blush is a hint of bronzer for a warm glow.  Lipsticks are,  of course, Reds and all the variations of that rich color.       Your tranquil exterior will have a magnetic quality that translates into a love of silky, sensual lingerie in bold blacks and radiant reds.    Strong body and powerful.   Your solitude is all so important.  

SAGITTARIUS Ruled by Jupiter and is a MUTABLE FIRE sign.  Wanderlust and independent attitudes with a love of freedom.     First, keep a travel pack ready at all times with your beauty needs.   You never know when at the first sign of boredom, you’re ready to gallop off to greener pastures.  You buy your make-up from foreign countries comfortably wear it to all your large social gatherings.  Your makeup look is subtle, natural looking and looks as though you are barely wearing any product at all.   Your outdoorsy personality will reflect the blues and greens for your eyeshadow.  Eyeliners should be charcoal, black or metallic colors.   Lip colors should remain neutral also.   Natural beauty.  Purple is the Sagittarius power color.  Light colors like peach, white and beige.   Jeans, non-restricting dresses and a soft elegant blouse is a premium on your comfort.  Be sure to have a handbag big enough for all the stuff you like to cart around with you.  

CAPRICORN Ruled by Saturn and is a CARDINAL EARTH SIGN. Serious, grounded and hard work motivates you toward disciplined achievement in this world.  You need to buy makeup that stays on all day because you will be too busy to refresh it throughout the day.    Earthy colors of olives, caramel, and charcoals, especially for the eyeshadow.   So neutral lipsticks are part of your basic beauty needs.   The look is clean, professional, and strong.  Conservative clothing that is business oriented.   You dress like a professional.  A tailored gray suit with a white blouse, black shoes, small diamond earrings, and simple gold necklace with an onyx pendant.    Cutting edge look.  Will take you anywhere.   Capricorn feels comfortable when in control.    Lighten up, relax and take a risk.

AQUARIUS  Ruled by Uranus and is a FIXED WATER SIGN.   Exquisitely eccentric and it is rumored that you’ll be leading us into the future.   You don’t want to fashion yourself after others, and you have a distinct sense of your own style.    Individuality and totally chic.    Blue, aqua or teal are your personal palette for your eyes shadows or liners.    Of course, you’ll want to find an eco-friendly, humanitarian based company that aligns with your righteous attitude.    Dye your hair blue and wear a lovely aqua wrap dress.   Don’t forget the silver jewelry.   Remember…strong touches make you stand out and be different.   Electric!!

PISCES Ruled by Neptune and is a MUTABLE WATER SIGN.   A deeply driven emotional sign that has great depth and introspection.   Intuitive, sensitive and gift of compassion.   They more “dream up” what they want to look like and love the soft colors of purple, deep ocean blues, shades of the sea, and roses.  You will find products that are water based, hydrating that boast amazing benefits.   Your eyeshadow is the ranges of the sea hues, blues, purples and mixed with beige to soften them.   Nice purple or brown mascaras to accent those big Pisces eyes.   Pinks and roses for blushes….and pink or neutral lipsticks.    If you love bubble baths, please put some Rose Geranium in the water.   A beautiful lilac color dress with complimenting jewelry, affectionate smile, and you will always be beautiful. Gold or colorful jewelry is in order.   Keep it soft and serene.  You reflect  mystery magic and a lot of glamour.    Dance the night away…..and dream


First of all my deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to the innocent families and children in the Manchester Arena bombing.

Here is the Astrology chart in Manchester in the arena. There is so much in this chart that is obvious for a tragedy.

First of all, MARS is squaring Neptune (14 degrees) Mars ( 21 Gemini) Mars is the Planet of WAR, and Neptune is the planet of Music, Fantasy, Drugs, etc., but most importantly Neptune rules HIDDEN ENEMIES. This planet has been linked to terrorists.

MARS (21 Gemini) oppose Saturn (27 Sagittarius) This is an opposition of two Major MALEFICS Again, MARS is the Planet of War, and Saturn in Sagittarius will bring to light religious fanatics, religious ideology, and foreigners.

Pluto in Capricorn (19 Degrees) is INCONJUNCT MARS at 21 Degrees Gemini. This is a Ruthless and Controlling Instinctual aspect The whole aggression is NOT to be seen until it reacts with the quickness of a scorpion’s tail. The results would be deadly, with rage, anger, and very controlling. Manchester did not have a chance with this aspect.

Pluto is square the moon (21 Aries) brings emotional intensity, and the moon is opposite Jupiter in Retrograde in Libra. Pluto Moon is jealousy, secretive, power and control, and death. The Moon also represents Mothers, Mothering, and Children.

Saturn in Sagittarius (27 Sagittarius) in a Grand Trine with North Node in Leo, and Uranus in Aries….26 Aries) This would make an easy flow to an explosive and chaotic scene. (also NN in Leo – ISIS uses Lion Hearted Flag )

This tragic incident will be felt for a long time. No one can forgive the injuring or murder of children and teenagers.


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It’s not my fault, it’s my Pluto Transit!

Anyone who has experienced a strong Pluto transit to an angle of their horoscope or to one of their personal planets will never forget the experience. Whether they know anything about astrology or not, this period of their life is unlikely to be forgotten. Slow moving and often torturous, Pluto exerts his vice-like grip and slowly crushes all the ideas that you may have associated with that particular area of life, into dust. What you are often left with is nothing remotely like what you used to have, and you are challenged then to rebuild said area of life from scratch. What you will have been left with, however, to a greater or lesser degree, depending on the willingness of your slow demise, is a brand new set of shiny tools with which to build. Forged from the fires of hell and purified by your own pain, these tools will never let you down again, they are the stuff of life, and their creation will be remembered. The degree to which this kind of major transit affects you (I’m talking Pluto Uranus and Neptune here) is very much dependent on your willingness to go along peacefully and to do what the good God tells you to do. Hanging on to the old ways of doing things, in the blind hope that this will all go away is unlikely to work for you, and most probably will make things hurt more; hubris has never been an advisable pastime. With Pluto, fatal attractions, power struggles, soul mates, death, sex, and drugs are all on the agenda, anything that walks the fine line between life and death…. So if this sounds like your life at the moment, and you are not a Scorpio (their lives are like this all the time!) then you just might be having a Pluto transit! May the gods be with you!


A Total Eclipse of The Sun:

August 21, 2017

‘Presages of Preparation & Advice

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A Total Eclipse of The Sun:

August 21, 2017

‘Presages of Preparation & Advice

by Theodore White, mundane Astrolog.Sci

Anyone who tells you that celestial bodies have no effect or influence on the natural world simply does not know what they are talking about.

For instance, you will hear the ignorant rolling eyes and chuckle when the term ‘Astrology’ is used – this, despite the fact that anyone who has ever named a day of the week, or who has celebrated their own birthday is, in fact, using ‘Astrology.’

Moreover, when significant celestial events take place that is experienced in real time for masses of people, it is easy to observe the immediate effects of celestial bodies on the natural world.

We will have one of those significant celestial events in mid-August.

Every world transit of importance requires focus and detailed attention to personal nativities – and the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, over the continental United States just happens to be one of those important events.

Although millions of people will go out to watch the total solar eclipse, as an astrologer, I do not recommend taking this eclipse as ‘entertainment,’ because no eclipse is a favorable one.

It is my advice to be mindful of this fact when it comes to celestial events like the August 2017 total solar eclipse. It will take place at a time in the U.S. when economic, societal and political tensions are on edge.

Others will tend to demystify eclipses according to popular culture sentiment, however, I remind people that for thousands of years eclipses have been strictly considered to be inauspicious events by mundane astrologers.

For many centuries total solar and lunar eclipses have been observed as very negative.

In Mundane Astrology, eclipses were the study of ‘revolutions of the celestial bodies,’ which are taken to be presages or warnings of events to come.

Eclipses play a major role in the mundane astrology. When eclipses fall in fixed signs, like the one on Aug. 21, 2017, then it also speaks to geophysical events, such as earthquakes.

The influences of eclipses are those where the shadow of the eclipse falls and the eclipse is seen over the regions it passes.

The effects can occur weeks just before, during and then months and even years afterward.

Few make these connections except mundane astrologers who are an expert on world transits and the effects of celestial phenomena like eclipses.

On the geophysical level, total solar eclipses can be presages of earthquakes, epidemics, famines, floods and wildfires. They can influence a rise in accidents and crime.

I advise those living in earthquake-prone regions to use the months of June and July to update their emergency preparedness and supplies and to be mindful of seismic and weather-related activity for the rest of this year and next.

In the spiritual sciences related to astrology and the effects of eclipses, it is said that the environment becomes conducive for negative energies to amass black energy that is harmful to the populations where the eclipse is seen.

The shadow energy of a total solar eclipse is a type of spiritual dark energy that is the primary weapon of attack of demons and evil spirits.

The environment is most conducive for negative energies to use dark energy to harm humanity during the period of the eclipse as well as to plant seeds of destruction.


As a mundane astrologer, I practice all forms of astrology, including natal readings, secondary progressions, and climate & weather forecasting, otherwise known as astrometeorology.

From the study of history, it is very clear to me that eclipses are always some way related to the area of a disaster, especially if the eclipse is angular or visible in the predicted area of a disaster.

Earthquakes are caused by the action of eclipses, most often when falling in Fixed signs. Seismic events generally follow just before and also months after eclipses.

In each of the following examples a significant earthquake took place during a span of time when the transiting Lunar Nodes aligned with a recent solar or lunar eclipse:

Japan and the Kobe 6.9 quake of January 17, 1995, at 5:46 AM: The transiting North Node was within a degree to the Solar Eclipse of November 3, 1994, at 11º Scorpio.

Afghanistan and the 6.1 quake of Rostag; February 4, 1998, at 14:33 UT: The transiting North Node was at 10º Virgo, within a degree of the Solar Eclipse of September 1, 1997, at 9º Virgo.

Iran and the Bam 6.6 quake of December 26, 2003, at 5:28 AM: The transiting North Node was within two degrees of the prior Lunar Eclipse of November 8, 2003, at 16º Taurus.

Los Angeles and the Sylmar 6.7 quake of February 9, 1971, at 6:02 AM: The transiting nodes were aligned within a degree to the earlier Lunar Eclipse of August 16, 1970, at 24º Aquarius.

The Long Beach, California 6.4 Quake of March 10, 1933, at 5:55 PM: The transiting South Node was within a degree of the previous Solar Eclipse of August 31, 1932, at 8º Virgo.

The Whittier, California 5.9 quake of October 1, 1987, at 7:42 AM: The transiting South Node was in early Libra, within two degrees of the prior Solar Eclipse of September 23, 1987, also in early Libra.

The Landers 7.3 quake of June 28, 1992, at 4:57 AM: This quake followed the Lunar Eclipse of December 21, 1991, at 29º Gemini when the transiting South Node came within a degree.

The Northridge 6.7 quake of January 17, 1994, at 4:31 AM: The transiting South Node was at 1º Gemini, within a degree of the earlier Solar Eclipse of May 21, 1993, at 1º Gemini.

The Great San Francisco 1906 7.8 Quake of April 18, 1906, at 5:12 AM: The transiting North Node at 18º Leo was within two degrees of the prior Lunar Eclipse of February 9, 1906, at 20º Leo.

The Loma Prieta 6.9 quake of October 17, 1989, at 5:05 PM: The transiting North Node at 23º Aquarius was within two degrees of the Lunar Eclipse of August 16, 1989, at 24º Aquarius.

The massive 9.3 earthquakes and tsunami in Sumatra on December 26, 2004, at 7:59 AM: The transiting North Node was at 28º Aries, aligned closely with the Solar Eclipse of April 19, 2004, at 29º Aries.

Examples like the August 1999 solar eclipse also led to destructive floods in France and Italy, major earthquakes in Turkey and Greece, and a destructive cyclone in India.

When an eclipse falls in a fixed sign, such as the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse, it is important to mind the past.

For instance, in Tangshan, China, three months before the earthquake of 1976 an annular eclipse occurred in Taurus over Tangshan.

At that time, Uranus was rising in tropical Scorpio opposed to the luminaries with transiting Jupiter and Mercury in Taurus.

There was also conjunction of Mars and Saturn which took place before a partial lunar eclipse in Scorpio; while Uranus culminated on

the Midheaven in Scorpio above Tangshan.

Then there was the hurricane that devastated Galveston, Texas in 1900.

The Great Galveston Hurricane was a Category Four storm. It featured winds of 145 mph and took place on September 8, 1900. It is estimated that it killed somewhere between 6,000 to 12,000 people.

That deadly hurricane was preceded by a solar eclipse in Gemini four months earlier with Mercury conjoined to Neptune with Pluto also in Gemini.

Jupiter and Uranus were in opposition from Sagittarius as the opposition was on the prime vertical axis.

In astrometeorology, the Gemini-Mercury placement indicates powerful winds, especially when Jupiter and Uranus are in opposition to an eclipse.

There are particular influences of planets relative to the Earth that indicate the lowering of barometric pressure, for instance during winter increasing heavy snowfall during winter along with freezing rains in spring.

The influence of Mars can presage severe droughts. Saturn increases the density and duration of storms as Uranus produces winter freezes and summer cold fronts. Neptune can cause torrential

downpours and high winds.

When planets of contrary natures form hard aspects, such as the squares and oppositions between Mars and Saturn or Mars and Uranus, extreme weather systems are created.

Eclipses are harbingers that help to spark unfavorable events across regions where they were previously observed and so there is cause for concern with the coming total solar eclipse in mid-August 2017.


The New Moon at 28-degrees tropical Leo on Monday, August 21, 2017, marks the total solar eclipse over the U.S.

The August 2017 total solar eclipse is part of the Saros Series #145, the eclipse grouping that the solar eclipse of August 11, 1999, is a member.

During totality, those observing with clear skies will easily be able to see four planets with the unaided eye near the eclipsed Sun.

In order of brightness, the planets will be Venus, Jupiter, Mars, and Mercury.

Venus will be high above the eclipse Sun (at 34 degrees) and slightly to the right.

Mars will be 18 degrees above and just to the right of the Sun.

Mercury will be retrograde by the time of the total solar eclipse and will be slightly dimmer than Mars.

The eclipse will take place near to the bright star Regulus that sits in the heart of the Lion, or ‘Cor Leonis.’

Regulus entered tropical Virgo in 2012 AD but had entered tropical Leo in 156 BC. The star Regulus will be seen shining near the Sun’s eclipsed corona.

The solar eclipse will take place in the third decanate of Leo, which in ancient mundane astrology relates to troubles affecting religion and unrest among the general public.

It also bodes ill for grain boxes, which means that the crop harvest of 2017 will be unfavorable into late summer and autumn.

The weather of the solar year 2017, along with geopolitical events, will affect crops and food prices.

Because the eclipse in the late degrees of Leo sees the Moon afterward make ingress into tropical Virgo, there is the potential of great calamities including deaths of leading figures of the nation that observes the eclipses.

It will mark a span of time lasting through to summer 2018 that requires the attention of tens of millions of people who will have observed the total solar eclipse.

Mundane astrologer William Stickevers will give a webinar on Sunday, August 20, 2017, on the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse. Those interested should contact him to sign up for his presentation.


As a mundane astrologer, my own work on the total solar eclipse covers a wide range of its effects on nativities; on regions with its geophysical and metaphysical impacts from 2017 to 2024 overall.

The track of August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse will take it through the heart of the United States so a great many people will experience its effects over a number of months and years to come.

Personal effects will be on nativities where the eclipse will either conjoin, square, or oppose you’re natal and progressed horoscopes.

For personal horoscopes, eclipses are important when within a few degrees of conjunction, square and opposition to the Sun, Moon or the angles.

I generally recommend that during the summer and autumn of 2017 that people take precautions by not going about their normal activities with their guards down, but to remain cautious, even doing the most mundane of activities.

Extended travel is a problem, but so is short-range travel. I expect to hear of numerous accidents and crimes taking place on a wider and increased level as a result of the power of the total solar eclipse.

I advise a precautionary attitude when it comes to taking things for granted. It is not wise to be around others who show borderline mental/emotional illnesses or to engage with people who are generally considered to be bad company.

Know where the total solar eclipse will fall in your personal nativity to be able to then ascertain the preparations you need to take in order to neutralize its later effects.

~ Theodore White, mundane Astrolog.Sci