This Weekend

From Austin Coppock:
Sun Conjunct Mercury: Beneath the Tree

Saturday the 26th is host to the conjunction of retrograde Mercury and the Sun at 3 Virgo. This conjunction marks the mid-point of Mercury’s retrograde motion, and is more specifically called the “inferior” conjunction, because it sees Mercury between the Sun and the Earth. This point is an exception to the difficult conditions which Mercury retrogrades portend, as planets attain a fleeting potency when placed in such a tight line with both the Sun and Earth. In Mercury’s case, the inferior conjunction is thought to offer unusual insight into the retrograde transitions taking place. As Mercury and the Sun meet to inspect the roots of the tree and query the quality of the fruit, take some time out of your day to walk with them, and consider the state of your garden.

Jupiter Sextile Saturn: Yes and No

Sunday the 27th is the site of the long-delayed sextile between Jupiter in Libra and Saturn in Sagittarius. Though not outr…

Earth to Major Tom

So, some time in the last couple of days, I had the brilliant idea to start a stub called Earth to Major Tom. It was just a title, that was it. I decided to search my posts because I wasn't sure if I had written about the Earth before. And I find that I have a stub, with writing and everything, made on May 2nd with the exact same fucking title. And here it is, with only minor edits to fix typos, include entire words that were previously omitted and similar:

Many, many years ago -- when the world was young and so was I -- I read an astrology book that posited that we should include the position of the Earth in astrological charts. The theory boiled down to:

We should place the Earth opposite the Sun (180 degrees away).This way, when we have colonies on Mars, we will already be including the Earth in our charts.

Okay, okay, I can see the appeal of some of this logic. But, hello! Earth to sophomoric astrologers! We already account for the placement of the Earth in an astrological c…

The Coming Solar Eclipse

August 21st will have a total solar eclipse at 28 degrees of Leo. It will visible across the U.S. and has been in the news a lot as an event of astronomical interest.

Austin Coppock says: This eclipse, in particular, suggests significant shifts of identity. This resonates with me, even though I have nothing in Leo in my natal chart. I do have the Moon at 6 degrees Virgo in my natal chart. Yesterday, I wrote a piece called In Transition on my personal blog. Today, on the same blog, I noted that for the first time I was briefly on the leaderboard of Hacker News today.

I am probably weeks away from having any hope of being on the leaderboard more often than not. This blip lasted a few minutes.

For various reasons, I am tremendously exhausted this week. I did no paid work yesterday and, so far today, I am also failing to do paid work. I find this frustrating.

But, my life is changing in important ways. So, I am trying to stay focused on having the right priorities and doing the …

Retrospective: August 5, 2017

So, Austin Coppock doesn't really say anything about the fifth. I had to go find something elsewhere. Cafe Astrology says: Venus 2 Pisces 05 semi-square Pluto 17 Capricorn It also indicates that Venus was quintile Saturn on the following day, but gives no degrees or signs for that. These are both stressful aspects.

My Saturday started off with us having words with some guy who was being incredibly rudely all up in our space. After he left and we talked over, we concluded that the guy was probably a thief and we probably prevented him from pick-pocketing us by calling him out on his rude behavior, basically.

It was a stressful incident and our discussion of the incident went on for some time. Then, we bought a new tablet on our way to the hotel. The tablet was defective and we had to exchange it the next day. Saturday was just kind of a pill.

With going to a hotel and getting a tablet, money is tight this week. I have been working hard to try to come up with enough mo…

My New "Baby"

So, I started a new project today, August 4, 2017. I created a website and the first test post has the time stamp of 11:14 a.m. Pacific Time. This baby was born in Central California.

As I write this post about it on my astrology site, there is currently only an About page and a Test post. But, I wanted to record the basic info here and it will be kind of an experiment in terms of seeing what the chart says and how the project works out.

I did up a free natal chart. Here are some of the basics:

Rising Sign is in 14 Degrees Libra
Very attractive and popular, your charm helps you to get your own way and prevents others from getting angry with you.

Sun is in 12 Degrees Leo.
More than a bit of a showoff, you love to be the center of attention! But others do not usually mind because they tend to enjoy your genuine warmth and affection.

Moon is in 08 Degrees Capricorn.
You are serious and shy and very uncomfortable in those situations where spontaneous and exuberant emotional rea…

Luna Eclipse August 7th

Austin Coppock's latest entry is more lyrical and lighter on real substance than usual: the Lunar on August 7th With a little digging, I was able to learn that The lunar eclipse on Monday August 7, 2017 is at 15° Aquarius. I don't have anything in my natal chart in Aquarius nor at 15 degrees specifically in any sign. If you have anything in any sign at exactly 15 degrees, this will make some kind of an angle to it.

My Sun is at around 16 degrees of Gemini and both Aquarius and Gemini are air signs. That is a degree or so off of exact and it would a Trine. So, this might activate my Sun in some fashion.

I am actually really terrible at predictive astrology. I only look this shit up and blog about it in hopes of getting a fucking clue.

But, eclipses tend to be a bigger deal than most full moons and new moons. They always occur in pairs -- one lunar and one solar ...well, except for the occasional situation where you get three together, IIRC and similar qualifiers. The…

Pluto Generations

Someone has asked me to look at the future in fairly broad terms -- you know, for the world or something -- instead of my usual navel-gazing at me, me, me and my life. Why on earth anyone would care what I think I have just no clue, but, hey, it's a thing to do when I am not busy with whatever it is that usually takes up so much of my time.

So, this is kind of a first stab at looking into that. It isn't anything I have thought too much about previously. I have been too overwhelmed just trying to get my act together to worry too much about life, the universe and everything.

If you are going to look more broadly without starting with, say, the natal horoscope of a specific country, the place to look is that heavenly body formerly known as a planet called Pluto. The reason to look there is because it spends literally years in each sign. It spends more years in some signs than others, but it moves real slow.

So it is a generational (heavenly body formerly known as a) planet. …