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Mars Retrograde and Flight 370

April 12
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We’ve been fascinated by it for over a month now. The mystery began less than a week into the Mars Retrograde cycle that began Mar 1st. We may not find out more about what really happened to Malaysia Flight 370 until after Mars goes Direct, and completes it’s Post-Retrograde Shadow phase, which will be July 21st. That’s a ways away from now. However, the mystery of this flight runs so deep, as shown in the astrological chart, it very well may take until that time to unravel what really happened on the flight.

Let’s take a look first at the astrological chart for Malaysia Flight 370. Departing at 12: 41 am from Kuala Lumpur. The ASC for the chart is at 7 degrees Sagittarius. As we know, Sagittarius rules long journies taken over large bodies of water. As it turns out, it seems as though the plane took a route over the Indian Ocean, and went substantially longer distance than expected. The planet Neptune, God of the Sea, is very closely conjunct the Nader/IC, which is at the very heart of the chart, in the sign of Pisces, a water sign, and sign of the fish, no less! The Sun in Pisces in the 4th house, another water house, representing home, is conjunct Chiron, the Wounded Healer, bringing a vision of a broken plane lying at the bottom of the ocean to mind.

Very important also, is the Moon in Gemini, the sign of the Twins. There are many dual elements in this chart, from Mars going Retrograde, the Sun, Chiron, and Neptune, in Pisces, which is also a dual sign, but the original dual sign is Gemini, the sign of the Twins! There were two people on the plane who boarded with dual identities, on fake passports, as there were also two pilots, a pilot, and co-pilot. How this plane went off course has elements of nefariousness, and that the Moon in Gemini is almost exactly conjunct the 7th house of Partnerships, signals to me, that two people were involved in piloting the plane off course. Which two people, I don’t know, however I do not think only one person was involved, given sign of the Twins is so prominent.

As discussed in my last post, entitled “Locked Out and Locked In” before the disappearance of the plane, many people seem to be experiencing a “locking out” or “locking in” with this Retrograde experiencd that forces them to think about things that they might not have otherwise. I do wonder, if in fact, one, or more of the pilots on 370 were locked out of the cockpit. Or if other people became “locked in” with both pilots. With so many dual elements, were there 4 people in the cockpit, and was there a struggle that ensued?

While it seems certain that the plane was somehow last located in the Indian Ocean en route to Perth or somewhere near there, I’d like to point out a connection that occurred to me when there were theories that perhaps the plane was heading to Yemen, especially the island of Socotra. In looking up the natal chart of Yemen itself, it has errie connections to the chart of Flight 370. Yemen’s ASC is 8 Virgo, while the MC of 370 is 5 Virgo,Yemen’s Sun is almost 7 Sagittarius, and the ASC of 370 is 7 Sagittarius, the MC of Yemen is 9 Gemini, and the DSC of 370 is 7 Gemini. Whether this is coincidence, or is an actual connection remains to be seen.

Whatever happened to Flight 370 I wish solace and peace on the passengers and relatives. I hope that we discover what really happened, mainly in order to bring more closure than we currently have to the grieving relatives. If we do find out what happened, perhaps the world can work together to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

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Locked Out & Locked In: Mars is Retrograde!

March 3
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If you live here in the NorthEast (or maybe also in the North of the country) you probably feel like we’re having an endless Winter! Astrologically, however, we’re in the middle of what seem to be endless Retrogrades! Aside from a few days, we’ve had very important planets in Retrograde since December 20th, 2013! That was last year People! It’s already March, but although we got a brief 1 day break on February 28th, on Saturday Mars went Retrograde at 27 degrees Libra. Wherever you have Libra in your chart, you may not feel like you can move forwards, as Mars rules Action, and Initiative.

Let me give you a rather concrete example. This morning, I was locked inside my apartment. Yes, that’s right, I couldn’t get out of my apartment! The bottom lock was locked, but the turnkey had broken, and was spinning round and round aimlessly, not opening the lock at all. It was a strange feeling, not having the freedom to leave your apartment when you want to leave. Almost like house arrest, but by some bizarre unknown force. Like a joke, but you’re not sure what the punchline is.

At first I thought I could solve this myself, Ms. Know-It-All. I got out my tools and proceeded to remove all the screws from the metal plate on the inside, and also screws holding in the plate on the outside. Somehow, I thought the broken lock would just fall right out and my door would open (this is the photo above)! No such luck. That’s when I realized I needed to call someone to get me out of there! I called my super, who called my landlord, who luckily came fairly quickly to get me out of my apartment, and change the broken lock, so that I could go to work.

I told friends in my book group about this. Turns out this evening a friend coming home in the group could not open her apartment door. She had the key, but it would not open. She had to call a locksmith, who confirmed it was broken and they changed the lock.

All of this related symbolically to where Mars is Retrograding for both of us, it turns out. While my relocated natal chart has Mars Retrograding in my 4th house of home, meaning I’m supposed to be reflecting on my home, and redoing some aspect of it (Locked IN), my friend has Mars Retrograding in her 10th house, so she needs to be rethinking her public image and career, instead of her home (she’s Locked OUT).

So, wherever Mars is Retrograding through your chart, you’ll need to be thinking about this area, and envisioning what might need “re-doing” until May 19th! Yes, that’s a long time, although at this rate, it seems as though Spring might only arrive after that date (let’s hope that’s not the case!). Personally, I would not recommend beginning anything new at this time, from a new romance to a new business prospect. From personal experience, I’ve tried, thinking it won’t have that great an effect, however, I’ve been wrong.

What IS good about this time, is that it’s a great time to RECHARGE, and RELAX, REORGANIZE, and REMOVE anything that’s not working for you right now. Take a vacation and try to de-stress. Meditate and think about all the ways you’re Locked Out and Locked In to of areas of your life, and if you need to move things around do so!

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Solstice Mixtape & Venus Retrograde!

December 22
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Happy Holidays! It’s been awhile since I’ve had time to blog. 2013 turned out to be a very busy year, with lots of adventure and excitement! It’s time to turn inwards now, as the year comes to a close. Yesterday at 12:11 pm EST we hit the longest night of the year. We now get to move forwards and let more light back into our lives. Several hours after the annual Solstice, at 4:53 pm EST, Venus began her roughly year and half Retrograde cycle, which will last through the end of January! She is retrograding from 29 degrees Capricorn, all the way back to 13 degrees Capricorn. Wherever Capricorn lies in your chart, is the area where for the next 40 days you’ll be reviewing your values and what means the most to you.

The Venus Retrograde “Shadow” goes all the way back through November 20th. So if you’re looking for clues as to what you’ll be reviewing, just look to the days between then and yesterday and you will find the answer! Remember that Retrogrades are a time for RE-doing things, not starting something new! I do not advise beginning a new relationship or business during a Venus Retrograde (or a Mars Retrograde either), but re-viewing an old one to learn valuable lessons and become clearer in your mind on what you want for the future once Venus goes Direct is a great way to spend this cycle!

The Solstice chart shows some big changes ahead with the Sun/Pluto, Uranus, Mars, T-square that will come to a head towards New Years. This combined with the Venus Retrograde makes it a great time to lose what’s not working for you in the past, and finally move on to new things once Venus goes Direct. Now’s a great time for visioning, but not starting to act until February. It’s a great time for de-cluttering and meditation. Let’s use this quiet Winter energy for what it best has to offer us–a time for Reflection and Re-envisioning what we want for our lives for 2014 and beyond!

Relax, settle into a nice cup of cocoa, and have a listen to some music to reflect to on Spotify!


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Fall Harvest!

October 13
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It’s hard to believe that it’s almost mid October! Summer has slipped into Fall, and today the weather was the kind of beautiful crispness, with a clarity that only autumn can bring. I find the Fall brings a kind of lucidity that only it can bring. Summer can be hazy daze, Spring an uncertain damping thaw, and Winter icy alertness. But only Fall can bring a sense of harvest and fulfillment, that other seasons cannot. The farmer’s markets are overfilled with flowers and vegetables of all kinds, and there is a bounty with the changing of the leaves.

Astrologically, this Fall may be intense, with the Equinox chart showing Venus in Scorpio, conjunct Saturn Square Mars in Leo, and The Sun in a T-Square opposing Uranus, Squaring Pluto. The good news is that Venus is Trine Jupiter, so even thought sparks may fly with Mars, ultimately growth and opportunity and expansion should occur during this Fall Harvest!

This year may have felt as though it’s gone at a breakneck pace, however, the good news is that we’re in for a lot of R&R astrologically this Fall and coming Winter (and actually all the way through May of 2014)! It seems to be as if we’re all going to be taking a 6 month recharge of the batteries, starting in mid December when Venus goes Retrograde until the end of January 2014. Then in February Mercury will be Retrograde, and then come March Mars will get into the act Retrograding all the way through mid May! It might be a Winter to get a Roku and resubscribe to Netflix if you’ve let your subscription lax! It also might be a great Winter to rest up and recouperate, psychologically and physically (I wouldn’t advise going on any daredevil trips for the first time during Mars Retro!).

However, I’ve gotten ahead of myself. Let’s get back to the beautiful clarity of this Fall, which will culminate in an eclipse this Friday October 18th at 7:37 pm EDT. Mars will be Trine Pluto, Venus Trine Uranus, and Mercury (soon to go Retrograde) Trine Jupiter. This should be a high point of discovery before Mercury reverses course on Monday Oct 21st at 6:28 am EDT in Scorpio. During the weeks until Mercury goes direct on Nov 10th, hidden things in area where Scorpio is in your chart may be unearthed! With a Solar Eclipse on November 3rd, the Fall may offer new beginnings that could come from a contact from the past, or a hidden karma that will bring a great new start in one area of your life!

Enjoy the bounty, discovery, and clarity of mind that this Fall brings to you before our next solstice that brings in the rest and recuperation of Winter!


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