Archives for Astrology in History

Bernie: An Accurate Birth Chart?

I am being “hounded” by friends and clients to weigh in on the 2016 election. While I am a political junkie, it is hard to get a good read on the situation mostly because we don’t always have correct birth charts of the candidates. There is still a debate on Hillary Clinton (isn’t there always) as to her time of birth – is it 802 AM or PM? There is a time for Bernie Sanders of 12:27 PM, however, there seems to be no primary source identification so I remain skeptical. Using this chart, we see someone who wants to
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This week we will again mark the birthday of civil rights legend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There are so many interesting things about this chart – Venus, his ruling planet, (it rules his rising sign of Taurus) in the 11th house. He had a natural proclivity toward group leadership. The 11th house is where we come together for social change. Also in his 11th is his Moon and Ceres in Pisces – both signs imbue compassion in a person. It is clear that, even if not on such a grand scale, Dr. King would have been a person involved
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The Astrology of Political Action

Asked recently if there is a way to find someone’s propensity for political action in a chart, I had to admit I didn’t really know the answer. Being a Scorpio Sun, a loving the hunt, I started to research the topic and find some interesting information.   While the basics of someone being a leader appears in the number of Cardinal, leadership signs, and placements to the 10th house of career or sixth house of work. With politics, there is more nuance, however. A recent study of more than 400 charts had some interesting results. People with the asteroid Pallas
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Sorry, We Don’t Know the Time of Birth of Ben Carson but…..

I can tell you that he was born 10 days after and about 1500 miles away from NCIS star Mark Harmon! (What a difference a few days and miles makes!) This chart is NOT totally correct because we do not know his time of birth. However, I put that stellium (more than five planets in one house) in his sixth house since he is a doctor. That would make his rising sign Pisces and they are not known for their firm connection at all times to physical reality. Pisces’ ruler, Neptune is in his 8th house, if this time is
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Could It Be The Battle of Two 12th House Scorpios For the White House?

Will he won’t he….will Joe Biden enter the race for President and rescue the Democrats from “Hillary Fatigue?” If he does we will see the face off of the Scorpios. (To Bernie supporters: I am not ignoring Virgo Bernie Sanders, I just don’t have his time of birth and can’t do a full analysis.) Looking at their charts, we see that they look a lot alike, at first glance anyway. Born just about 5 years apart, both have a Sun in Scorpio. True followers of astrology know that Sun sign accounts for very little and that we have to look
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Could It Be The Battle of Two 12th House Scorpios? Will he won’t he….will Joe Biden enter the race for President and rescue the Democrats from “Hillary Fatigue?” If he does we will see the face off of the Scorpios. (To Bernie supporters: I am not ignoring Virgo Bernie Sanders, I just don’t have his time of birth and can’t do a full analysis.) Looking at their charts, we see that they look a lot alike, at first glance anyway. Born just about 5 years apart, both have a Sun in Scorpio. True followers of astrology know that Sun sign
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The Lincoln-Obama Karmic Connection

As an evolutionary astrologer, the first thing I look for when I start a chart interpretation is the nodal axis. This is the line between the North and the South Nodes. These nodes are actually invisible markings on the Moon where the orbit of the Moon crosses the ecliptic, the path of the planets around the Sun and the Sun’s path on the celestial sphere. I know that can be confusing, but do you remember when you learned about the Earth’s axis in grade school? The Earth rotates around the Sun on that invisible line. Well, the Moon’s nodes are
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Did Hillary Pick the Correct Time to Announce?

I knew it was inevitable. The questions about the Hillary Clinton Presidential announcement would start as soon as they uploaded the video – and they did. Did Hilary pick a good time to announce her 2016 campaign?   With Saturn retrograded in her first house, I am very happy that she did not plan a huge rally. Saturn generally puts a blanket on the house in which it transits. Saturn in the first even without the retrograde, the house of personality, is a time when we wish to withdraw, when our words are hesitant and our actions not conducive to
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Pope Francis

I love this Pope. Really, if I still believed in one thing Catholicism and Christianity hold I might be tempted to go back just because of him. While I crossed and blew up that bridge, I still admire him and appreciate his efforts to modernize the church. Naturally, I had to look at his birth chart. No wonder I like him! He has the same Nodal axis, as do I with a South Node in Gemini and North in Sagittarius. We South Node Gemini people are very adept at gathering and distributing information. Context is not important, it is just
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Forgotten Women of History – Angelina Grimke

This week we are using astrological tools to remember women mainly lost to history. I hate to admit it but before starting this, but I never heard of Angelina Grimke or her sister, Sarah, who were tireless agents for the anti-slavery movement. However, that proves the need for this series, sadly. Angelina Grimke Weld was born into Charleston society on February 20, 1805. Her South Node* or past life personality indicator was in Cancer, the sign of the caring nurturer. However, her Mars in the fiery, stubborn fixed sign of Leo was conjunct (or within 10 degrees) of the South
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