Archives for Astrology in History

The Mother of Mother’s Day

The woman responsible for making Mother’s Day and institution never had her own children but started the day as a memorial to her own mother.  Anna Jarvis was not only a crusader to recognize the day she later became angry that it became too commercialized. She was reportedly upset with people who gave mom a printed card and candy that they would then share. She thought the gift should be something written from the heart just for your mom. (Boy would she be freaked out now!) We don’t have Anna’s birth time but know that she was born May 1,
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Boston

I have been having so much fun with my book, “Signs of the Tines: The Ultimate Astrological Cookbook”, that I have been doing a lot of food related, fun chart castings. Yesterday brought the fun to a halt and brought us back to reality. If you remember a few weeks ago I made an entry called “Feeling Confused” where I spoke about the wild Stellium – the five planets all in Aries, the sign of raw, male energy. I called it one of the craziest charts ever -and spoke of angry Aries. Well sadly the dreamy Pisces Stellium is now
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The King’s Hot Dog

Yeah, you knew I was going to use the title, didn’t you? Last week I spoke about President Roosevelt’s hot dog dinner for the King and Queen of England during World War II. Why did the King enjoy the picnic? The answer lies in his first house. He has four heavenly bodies in this first house, Venus, Saturn, Uranus and the Moon all in secretive Scorpio. Having Saturn, the task master, and Uranus, the rebel, together in a fixed sign in the first house is a prescription of someone who is torn between tradition and change. Basically, he felt like
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Why Did FDR Serve the King a Hot Dog?

There has been a lot of discussion lately mostly because of the movie, “Hyde Park on the Hudson,’ regarding a party that President Franklin Roosevelt held in honor of King George of England in which he served hot dogs. The press was aghast and tongues wagged on both sides of the Atlantic. Of course, there were other things on the menu that day but the hot dogs were the talk of Washington. What is it in FDR’s chart that would make him do something so unusual? Well, that is easy to see. He was dominated by the sign of the
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Hillary – Part 2

Several people commented to me about last week’s blog entry regarding Hillary Clinton and the 2016 Election. In it, I said that with a North Node in Taurus it might not be in her best interests to run because that is the Node which is searching for peace, stability and calm. Of course, you could argue that she is the type of person who can find those things in the White House. Again, I don’t like to pass judgement on this big soul issues. The question that was asked of me was basically, if she runs will she win. We
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Should Hillary Run?

Okay, I know the frenzy about who should be the new president two seconds after the current one is inaugurated is silly but it did get me thinking about Hillary Clinton’s chart. We don’t know what time she was born and for my purposes today that is not all that important. What is so interesting to me about her chart is her nodal axis. You know that as a karmic astrologer I am a freak about the north and south nodes. The north nodes is where we are going toward in this lifetime – and the south node is where
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Inauguration Day!

Okay, Mr. President you have the transiting ascendant in the third house in Taurus – I am expecting one kick-butt inaugural address! You can do it – we know you can so I am looking for a bit more zing than your last one. Frankly, you should deliver the speech you gave on election night when the results came in. That was an “Obama speech.” He will certainly have our heart in it – with Neptune in Pisces transiting his first house his emotions are close to the surface. I have heard that the Newtown massacre of babies has more deeply affected
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“End of the World” Chart

Oh come on you knew I was going to have to do it. Apparently the Mayans predicted the end of the world at 4:12 AM MST December 21, 2012. Please don’t ask me how they knew about time zones…but I guess if you can predict the end of the world, time zones are a snap. We don’t have much time to quibble about such details now do we. Anyway, this is a pretty drab chart.  I mean you would think the end of the world would be loaded with 8th house planets – that house being the house of death,
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Is Barack the Reincarnation of Lincoln

I saw this picture on Facebook the other day and it really struck me and reminded me of my long held theory that President Obama is the reincarnation of President Lincoln. I wrote this in 2008 – and then updated when we got Pres. Obama’s exact birth time. In honor of the re-election and that picture I am reprinting it. What do you think? Is Barack the Reincarnation of Lincoln Unfinished Business Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) is in danger of facing her political Armageddon in Texas and Ohio on March 4. If Buckeye and Lone Star voters send her on
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I am still amazed at this election.

Now that I am somewhat caught up on my sleep I am even more amazed how much we owe Pluto. You can see in my last pre-election post how nervous I was about Mercury going retrograde on Election Day. I knew we wouldn’t have an exact repeat of 2000 but I knew suppression of voters would screw up the election. Now look at Florida – again!  Had Pluto in Capricorn not brought out the women, the African Americans, the Latinos furious at these creepy old white men trying to stop the vote and turn back the clock we would all
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