Archives for Joan Porte

Jupiter Finally Gets Back On Track

Jupiter stationed direct from retrograde position on July 10. When she went deep into Scorpio she dug through issues for money, sex, power and taxes.  So now in that she has stirred the soup pot of these deep issues it is up to us to shift through and make life corrections. None of these areas is “light” – there is nothing “light” about Scorpio. He dwells in the deep underworld of secrets and lies. Jupiter only visits Scorpio once every 12 year so we don’t get to head into these “sex, drugs and rock and roll” arenas that much –
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Mars Retrogrades Today

Mars goes retrograde today and stays there until August 27. It will be mostly in the sign of Aquarius but will retrograde back to Capricorn for a short stay. Mars is the planet of action and motivation, so when in retrograde expect things to slow down and in many cases it feels as though we are walking through water. Even when we want to charge forward, something is pulling us back, making it harder to reach goals. This is not always a bad thing. While frustrating, it can also give us a necessary pause. Are we charging off in the
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The Mars/Venus Dance on the Solstice

This was written by my friend and mentor Adam Gainsburg of Soulsign Astrology (www.soulsign.com.) It is such a beautiful description of the Mars/Venus dance this June solstice that I am copying in total. Enjoy   Joan Mars and Venus will be very close to an exact opposition on Summer/Winter Solstice in June (for northern and southern hemisphere people respectively) while also on the nodes of the Moon. They will also be close to their maximum brightness in our skies. Mars will rise while the Sun is setting and thus be MidnightStar, visible and brightest for the entire night. Venus will
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Venus and Pluto In Opposition: All or Nothing at All

Venus and Pluto are facing off this week. Venus is in the mommy sign of Cancer while Pluto, the god of the underworld, is in taciturn Capricorn. It is almost as if Mom and Dad are fighting and the kids are in the middle. Venus is all about desire and love and Cancer is nurturing and coddling. Whereas Pluto is all about live and death choices and Capricorn is the task master! Family fight! Depending on the placement of these planets in your chart you might really feel these movements. If, for instance, you are a Venus or Pluto Capricorn
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Sagittarius Full Moon Next Week – Do We Make More Calls Before a Full Moon?

A 2000 British Telecommunications study reported in the “Financial Times of London”  stated that there are ten percent more  phone calls in the days leading up to a full Moon. I have no idea why they would be interested in such a statistic nor do I totally believe it. However, it might be the case before the Moon goes full in Sagittarius! They do love to hold forth. When the Sun and Moon are on the “communication axis” of Gemini and Sagittarius – the phone lines should burn up. However, since they are both squaring confusing Neptune be sure that
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Uranus Meet Taurus – Hope for the Planet?

  Uranus moves in Taurus today. This is not a comfortable position for Uranus because it can feel boxed in by grounded, earthy Taurus. That is not a good sensation for our most rebellious and irreverent planet. However, the combination of Urania innovation and Taurean dedication to the Earth and all things stable and strong can bode well for both climate change and infrastructure change. Perhaps we can finally get out of neutral on these dire issues and get something done! This placement can also assist us in looking at new food sources. Uranus loves to live in the future
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Sun and Moon Square This Week

If you are feeling a little bit out of sorts or a bit emotionally frayed, blame it on the Sun and Moon/Jupiter square this week. The Moon is already in unsettle Aquarius today. Aquarius has many fine qualities but calm reflection is not one of them – neither is a desire to sit still. This is a sign that always looks forward. The Moon finds its time in this sign as less than comforting. Now the poor Moon hits square to a very stubborn Taurus Sun AND Jupiter in another fixed sign, Scorpio. It is like your emotions are churning
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Don’t Discount the Moon

Most astrologers don’t pay enough time exploring the Moon. It moves so fast that it often gets lost in the shuffle of the dynamos like Jupiter and Pluto. However, this little speed demon does influence our moods. Today and tomorrow the Moon will be finishing a trip through Scorpio. Having a Scorpio Sun, I can feel the “spookiness” of Scorpio – I feel a bit paranoid – looking for a shoe some shoe that must be dropping someplace. The same can be said for someone with a Scorpio Moon or Scorpio rising – the extra dose of Scorpio on our
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Get Comfortable with Scorpio/Pluto and Change

I have been riffing a lot on Pluto and his relentless desire for change. Now is the time to use that energy to suit your needs and the change you want to make in your life. April 29, 2018 6 PM Pacific, 9 PM Eastern time will be the height of a Scorpio Full Moon. This one will really pack a punch because of the simultaneous conjunction between Mars and Pluto, the traditional and modern rulers of Scorpio. A Mars/Pluto conjunction at any time is a powerful combination of the warrior and the changer – it is almost as though
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More on Pluto – in Your Chart and as a Generational Planet

I was again honored to do a class for EA Zoom – on the effects of Pluto both in your chart and on entire generations –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URUOAieyWmM Pluto is tough one – he demands change and doesn’t care how far you have to dig to get rid of unwanted habits. However, there is no greater growth agent in the Universe. I hope you will tune in!  
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