Today’s Astrology January 18, 2019: Venus-Mars, Mercury-Pluto, Sun-Uranus

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“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao Tzu

Heading into Monday’s Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Leo, the energies are very strong and powerful today! We have a trio of major aspects now:

Venus in Sagittarius trines Mars in Aries ( 11:50 am): Venus and Mars are billed as the Cosmic Lovers so the prospects for romance are elevated today! 🙂 In general, this is very playful energy. A good day to simply enjoy ourselves. To engage in whatever activities are fun for us, that bring us pleasure. It’s an excellent time to express our emotions, to show others what’s in our heart. There’s a nice give and take now between the sexes. This influence helps our interpersonal relationships, overall. “Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Mercury conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn (3:01 pm): This is one of the best aspects for concentration! It really aids us in focusing on the matter at hand, thereby, potentially increasing our understanding. The truth is also more apparent to us now. On the flip side here, though, sometimes we can get so focused on something that it becomes an obsession with us. That can be when the Mercury-Pluto energy becomes problematic.  Yours truly was born with Mercury-Pluto in a tight square so I can personally vouch for its intensity! Mercury-Pluto can also help us to unravel mysteries by presenting us with secret information. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of detective Sherlock Holmes, was born with a tight Mercury and Pluto conjunction in Taurus.

Mercury and Pluto conjunct in Capricorn today should be especially good for any planning or organizing activities, including such things as succession planning. We’re also more willing to have conversations of a serious nature. Our words also seem to deliver more power or impact. “When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

(UPDATE: As of today, President Trump also has reportedly banned members of Congress from traveling on U.S. government-owned aircraft during the government shutdown. An interesting Mercury-Pluto in Capricorn headline here, with Mercury ruling travel and Pluto signifying more crisis-related issues. Capricorn also rules government.)

Sun in Capricorn squares Uranus in Aries (8:30 pm): When these two heavenly bodies square off with each other, it’s always a good idea to be prepared for the unexpected! If we’re wise, we’ll also want to make sure we have Plan B ready to whip out today, just in case things don’t go as scheduled.

Sun in conservative Capricorn is more of a traditionalist at heart, usually interested in achieving things like security and status, while Uranus in Aries is more interested in trailblazing and expressing its true indviduality. So we potentially have that type of internal clash going on today. We may want to be careful, however, in not overturning things too quickly now, if we’re unhappy or dissatisfied with our circumstances. Rather it may be better to wait a few days for this more volatile energy to play out. Typically, Sun square Uranus can make us more bored with our routines, more eager for variety. “With rebellion, awareness is born.”  Albert Camus

The Moon also continues in flexible, curious Gemini today. An energy that supports the playfulness of the Venus and Mars, the mental probing of the Mercury-Pluto, and the desire for change that the Sun-Uranus is clamoring for.

*All times EST.

Famous Birthdays January 18: Cary Grant, Kevin Costner, Danny Kaye, Daniel Williams (he performed the first open heart surgery).

“Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.” Cary Grant

This Date in History:  On January 18, 1919 the Paris peace conference ( aka the Versailles peace conference) opens to draw up the treaties formally ending the Great War (WWI). At the time, transiting Saturn was at 26 degrees of leadership Leo exactly opposite Uranus at 26 degrees of humanistic Aquarius. Mars was also at 23 degrees of Aquarius, getting ready to conjunct Uranus, and acting as a trigger for the more long-term Saturn-Uranus opposition. Regarding the symbology here, Saturn-Uranus oppositions can signal the ending of established, more rigid structures, a loss of power, and leadership lessons (Saturn in Leo). Uranus represents the rise of a new regime, or a new protocol (Uranus), ideally more reflective or responsive to the needs of the people.

Transiting Mercury in (government-ruling) Capricorn was also in an exact opposition to transformative Pluto in Cancer, that day. A similar influence to what we have going on now with the Mercury-Pluto conjunction. Mercury-Pluto aspects, as mentioned earlier, can signify times when we have to deal with more crisis-related matters; the peace treaty was being created to formally end the destructive WWI. Mercury also rules contracts or agreements.

Enjoy your day! Follow your heart’s desires.

Patrice Thompson

Heart, Love, Romance, Valentine, Harmony

Copyright 2019

Source Notes:

https://www.onthisday.com/events/january/18

https://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Conan_Doyle,_Arthur

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/pleasure?page=2

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Astrology January 17, 2019: The Gemini Moon and the Power of Talk

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“I love to talk about nothing. It’s the only thing I know anything about.” Oscar Wilde

With the Moon in conversational, lighthearted Gemini the twins today, and aspecting Venus (social), Mars (enterprising) Neptune (idealistic), and Jupiter (abundance), it’s definitely a stellar time to mingle and have some fun. Especially since most people are apt be more agreeable and flexible now. The Moon, Venus, Jupiter, and Neptune are also all in mutable signs, which tend to be more accommodating by nature. Additionally, it’s a good day, perhaps, to find a way to creatively mix up work with a little play.

The Gemini Moon is in its strength zone making witty observations and comments about the world. It also relishes discussing its feelings.  And, while the activity of listening generally draws high praise from others – we’re always taught that it’s far more important to listen than talk! – talking also comes with its own set of perks. For one thing, it’s cathartic! It helps us to release or empty out what’s going on inside of us, often bringing us much needed emotional relief. Sharing our thoughts and feelings with others is also often a powerful way for us to be personally witnessed or validated. Which is also very important because, at the end of the day, all of us want to be heard, in some way, shape, or form.  Too, the more we open up and share with others, the more likely they will also feel compelled to do the same with us.  Potentially, a win-win situation for everybody. And a natural way for all of us, perhaps, to help spread love and connection around!

“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.” Erma Bombeck

Famous Celebs with Moon in Gemini: Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, Khloe Kardashian, Tina Turner, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sigmund Freud

“Words and magic were in the beginning one and the same thing, and even today words retain much of their magical power.” Sigmund Freud

I was also reading something somewhere, the other day, similar in vein to this Freud quote. The writer likened words, themselves, to voodoo. Said that words can create spells. Think I agree!

Famous January 17 Birthdays: Michelle Obama, Jim Carrey, Muhammad Ali, Al Capone, Steve Harvey, Betty White

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” Muhammad Ali

It was also reported today that the airport in Muhammad Ali’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky will be renamed in his honor. Pretty cool!

This day in history:  On January 17, 1920, prohibition went into effect in the US as a result of the 18th amendment. Interestingly, at the time, the change-oriented, often chaotic planet Uranus was literally at the tail end of Aquarius, at 29 degrees 44 minutes. It entered alcohol-ruling Pisces, five days later, where it would stay for 8 more years. Prohibition would last for 13 years!

Hope you enjoy your day! By the way, operators are standing by, eagerly waiting to take your calls! What’s on your mind? 🙂

Patrice Thompson

Phone, Old, Year Built 1955, Bakelite

Copyright 2019

Source Notes:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/10017.Sigmund_Freud?page=3

https://www.onthisday.com/events/january/17

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/sharing

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/talk

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Astrology for January 16, 2019: The Comforting Familiarity of the Taurus Moon

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“What makes his world so hard to see clearly is not its strangeness but its usualness. Familiarity can blind you too.” Robert M. Pirsig

The waxing Moon continues in the anchoring sign of Taurus the Bull today, until early tonight (8:00 pm), when it then enters curious, busy Gemini. With the Taurus Moon, the realm of the familiar tends to hold greater appeal for us now. Too, isn’t there always a degree of comfort in things always seemingly being a certain way? Some measure of sameness or familiarity in an ever-changing world, it seems, can be very steadying and reassuring for us on many levels. That is perhaps part of the inherent appeal and charm of the sustaining Taurus Moon. It could also be part of the reason why the Moon is said to be exalted in Taurus, or able to impart its maximum impact on us.

A pitfall of familiarity, however, is that it can sometimes make it harder to perceive something older in a brand new light. It’s like the pre-formulated expectations that we have about an established matter block us from perceiving it’s true essence or reality in the present moment. That’s why it’s often a good practice to try to evaluate things through different lenses, to look at things in different ways. An endeavor that has also been shown to very creative and healthy for our brains! A good workout for our imagination.

The Taurus Moon also trines the empowering Sun in Capricorn this afternoon (1:34 pm), its last major planetary aspect before leaving Taurus. The Moon trine Sun influence depicts a nice harmonious flow between the masculine yang (Sun) energies and the feminine yin (Moon) energies. This can be a period when we may feel more unified, internally, and possibly also an excellent time to gather public support (Moon) for our outward ambitions (Sun). This energy should be great for any self-promotion or promotion of our businesses. Good for meeting with higher-ups, bosses, or authority figures. We could also be formally recognized now for our past accomplishments. Probably a good day to seek out a raise, or at least make a good case for receiving one. There is potentially always more of a spirit of cooperation whenever the Moon and the Sun are trined to each other. The Sun is also conjunct the Moon’s South Node in Capricorn today. It could be that karmic issues centering around how we’ve handled our worldly responsibilities, in the past, seep into our day some way.

*All times EST.

Famous January 16 Birthdays: Ethel Merman, John Carpenter, Kate Moss, Laura Schlessinger

The people and circumstances around me do not make me what I am, they reveal who I am. Dr. Laura Schlessinger

This Day in History: On January 16, 1939 the comic strip “Superman” debuts in daily newspapers. Appropriately, perhaps, transiting He-Man Mars was in transformational Scorpio sextiling Fantasy Neptune that day! 🙂

Enjoy your day! Do whatever brings you comfort.

Patrice Thompson

Good Night, Small Child, Little Boy

Copyright 2019

Source Notes:

https://www.onthisday.com/events/january/16

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/familiarity

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Astrology for January 15, 2019: Slowing Down With the Taurus Moon

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“I wanted to call a time out, to demand that everybody just STOP until I could understand everything.” Elizabeth Gilbert

Being an early degree Aries Rising with a Taurus Sun, I’m used to lots of starts and stops in my life. Mostly self-initiated ones! Last week, for instance, I restarted this decade-old blog after taking a hiatus from it for nearly two years. With transiting Mars crossing my Ascendant (new beginnings), Jupiter transiting my ninth house (writing and publishing), and the January 5th Partial Eclipse falling in my Capricorn tenth house (professional ambitions), I decided all of a sudden, what the heck, I’ll just go ahead and give it another whirl. See what happens!

Anyway, the last few days I’ve been really feeling it! Feeling that universal Aries adrenaline rush that always goes hand in hand with putting something new into motion. Today, however, my aging physical form feels like it’s been put, quite literally, through the proverbial wringer! I clearly realize now, with pushback from the weary flesh, that, yes, even though it’s only been a few days, I’ve already been pressuring myself way too much with trying to get this astrology blog out to you on a daily basis. I’ve been blogging fresh from scratch, kinda like making homemade biscuits, without enough editing. A dangerous ingredient to leave out! And all because of that darn, spontaneous Aries rising again! 🙂

While journaling this morning, what also kept coming up for me is that I needed to do the Taurean Sun thing, once again, and methodically s-l-o-w myself down. That’s one of the things I love most about being a Taurus is the steady supply of self-preservation tips that I’m always seemingly receiving from my wise inner guru. Synchronistically, just now, too, my computer also crashed, just as I was writing all this down. And then, it just as mysteriously came back on with the following two-word message from Dell, written across the computer screen, “Please Wait.” I’m not kidding! Okay, okay, okay Universe! You win! You’ve got my attention! I’m s-l-o-w-i-n-g it down! 🙂

Today’s Moon in grounding, practical Taurus now is an excellent time for all of us to, perhaps, pause a bit and re-assess our situations. Especially if we’re feeling pooped or frazzled. To maybe just chill out a bit, and see if there’s possibly a better path for us to take to reach the elusive Capricorn mountain top! What’s immediately coming to mind here, too, is working smarter, not harder! Can I get an Amen to that? 🙂

Meanwhile, the waxing Taurus Moon’s trine to sustaining Saturn, in old age Capricorn, this afternoon (1:50 pm), is very good for any organizing and long-term planning efforts. The Moon’s sextile to intuitive Neptune also sensitizes us to the feelings of others (4:15 pm). It’s also a good time to go with our hunches. This evening, the Taurus Moon trines Mercury in Capricorn (8:30 pm). This aspect favors tending to paperwork, formal contract signings, and serious discussions. The entire day is generally supportive for business and financial dealings with the Taurus Moon governing possession and money matters. The sign Taurus has an innate need for comfort and security. Would probably be a good time to meet with someone like a financial planner and get all your ducks in a row!

“Don’t think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money.” Voltaire

Famous January 15th Birthdays: Martin Luther King Jr., Pitbull, Aristotle Onassis.

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” Martin Luther King Jr.

*All times EST.

Hope you enjoy your day! Don’t be afraid to hit the pause button.

Patrice Thompson

Evening Sun, Sun, Butterfly, Palm Trees

Copyright 2019

Source Notes:

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/money

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/slow-down

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Astrology for January 14, 2019: Mercury Sextiles Neptune

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“Remember your connection with the cosmos. Remember your connection with the infinity and that remembrance will give you the freedom.” Amit Ray

We begin our Monday with thinker Mercury sextile to transcendent Neptune (exact at  8:19 am.) With logical Mercury and imaginative Neptune paired up now, our creative juices are potentially flowing more easily. A good day, perhaps, to tap into our inner artist. To wax poetic. We also may be sensing a clearer pipeline to the Divine. Or to our Source, Spirit. Whatever you want to call it. I know someone who fondly refers to the concept of a higher power as the “Big Enchilada.” I actually kinda like that description. It’s friendly. More approachable. Humorous. And laughter is something that is always very healing for the soul!

On Mercury-Neptune days, we may feel more of a need to simply be alone with our thoughts. To sift through our dreams, hopes, and wishes. We may also want to check in with our intuition to see what kind of guidance or teaching it may have for us now. See how our outer life is mirroring, or not mirroring, what’s going on inside of us. Find out whether or not we’re living with integrity.

The waxing Moon is also still in the last couple degrees of active Aries the Ram, in the morning, and it’s forming a conjunction to wacky, rebellious Uranus (10:56 am). Buckling down and putting our noses to the grindstone could be a bit trickier now. Later, the Moon will shift into steady, stable Taurus the Bull (1:31 pm) and remain in this calming sign until late Wednesday evening. Conforming is easier now. This also primes us to enjoy the finer things in life, over the next two days. Taurus represents our values and what holds meaning for us. It’s also a time for building or consolidating our energies. 

“So few want to be rebels anymore. And out of those few, most, like myself, scare easily.” Ray Bradbury

*All times EST.

Hope you enjoy your day! Do your own Uranian thing! Be groovy and cool, man. 🙂

Patrice Thompson

Copyright 2019

Source Notes:

https://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Trump,_Donald

https://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Pelosi,_Nancy

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/rebellion

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/reflection?page=2

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Astrology January 13, 2019: Mercury Conjuncts Saturn, Jupiter Squares Neptune

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“Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one.” Marilyn Monroe

Very interesting day in the cosmos! Intellectual Mercury is conjunct serious, ‘Doubting Thomas’ Saturn in Capricorn, expansive Jupiter in Sadge is square fantasy Neptune in fishy Pisces, and the changeable, fluctuating Moon is in restless, action-packed Aries! Yours truly is also writing this blog literally in the dark, by flashlight only, as where I live we’re currently experiencing an ice storm and my house has no power or electricity. All I can say is, “Thank God for Wifi! 

So, I’ll try to be brief and to the point here (communicator Mercury is, after all, conjunct stingy, ‘less is more’ Saturn!) – and before my laptop dies, which could be any minute! Today is a time when we may experience some measure of confusion or disillusionment, especially with respect to our dreams, ideals, beliefs, philosophy of life, and expectations (Jupiter-Neptune). It is also easier for us to be misled or hoodwinked, not just by others, but also by ourselves! In other words, it appears that nearly all the collective is operating somewhat in the dark now, metaphorically speaking, and not just moi! (I just love the synchronicity at play here, don’t you?) While Jupiter-Neptune can be seemingly inspiring to us, to some degree, it also does have a legacy of being associated with going overboard, being extravagant, mismanaging or wasting our resources, becoming addicted to pleasures or legal, illegal substances.

We’re actually very fortunate to have that practical, grounded Mercury-Saturn conjunction in aspect today, as a counter to the more disorienting, undermining Jupiter-Neptune energy, as it is probably one of the best planetary influences for providing us with a solid, hands-on reality check. Good for planning and organizing. Optimally, Mercury-Saturn symbolizes discernment, concentration, wisdom, disciplined thought. All qualities that we’re potentially more sorely in need of now as we attempt to navigate through all the fog!

On another level, it’s also possible with the Mercury-Saturn conjunction that we hear more serious news today that ends up putting us into a more reflective mode. On the shadow side, Mercury-Saturn is often linked with despair or depression. Also a scarcity, or fear-mongering mentality.

Anyway, Jupiter square Neptune will also return twice more this year in June and September. So the drama continues. Stay tuned! 🙂

“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.” Rachel Carson.

Enjoy your Sunday! Good luck flying close to the ground today in your oh so pretty ruby red slippers! 🙂

Patrice Thompson

Owl, Bird, Beautiful, Night, Dark, Fog

Copyright 2019

Source Notes:

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/reality

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/disillusionment

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Astrology January 12, 2019: Initiating Aries Moon Trines Venus, Conjuncts Mars

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“Action expresses priorities.” – Mahatma Gandhi

It’s always good to have personal dreams. They’re often a big first step in creating our future. Wayne Dyer once said, “You’ll see it when you believe it!” But when the waxing, transiting Moon is deposited in initiating Aries, as it is today, it’s a time when we need to do more than just dream. Now we need to also consider taking action on some of those “castles in the air.” See how they fare. Test drive them down the Freeway of Love in our Pink Cadillac! After all, Aretha was an Aries! 🙂 Taking action on matters is also a positive way to develop greater self-confidence in our abilities as well as gain a sense of accomplishment.

Regarding today’s aspects, the Moon in Aries trines lovable Venus in optimistic Sagde this afternoon (at 2:20 pm). Quite a fun and expansive energy. Especially since Venus is now free of all the dark heavy Scorpio stuff. No more whips and chains! No more hanging out in caves! We probably will also need to allow ourselves more leg room to wander around now. Venus in Sagittarius likes to travel and check out new places. This could also make us very hungry for stimulating connections with others. The more diverse the pool of acquaintances, the better!

Later this evening (7:12 pm), the Moon conjuncts assertive Mars in Aries, the planetary ruler of the Aries Moon. Our emotions are potentially more charged now, and we may feel we have to defend ourselves now, no matter what. On the plus side, Moon-Mars can be great for tackling projects that require physical strength and stamina. Also, for working out in the gym. 

“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”  Oscar Wilde.

*All times EST.

Hope you enjoy your day! Will I be seeing you on the road? 🙂

Patrice Thompson

Car, Pink, Classic Car, Transport

Copyright 2019

 

Source Notes:

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/emotions

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/2960.Wayne_W_Dyer

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/action

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Astrology for January 11, 2019: Sun Conjunct Pluto

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“Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters. Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome. Terrify and terrific. Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation.” Alan Cohen

The empowering Sun is conjunct perceptive Pluto in Capricorn today (6:36 am). Pluto is the modern-day ruler of Scorpio, the sign of life, death, and rebirth. This intense astrological aspect may help us to see more clearly the truth of a situation that maybe has been bothering or perplexing us for a while. Archetypally, Pluto symbolizes the underworld and the unconscious. It often reveals secret information coming from the depths. It can make us especially aware of what is toxic or festering below the surface that is in need of immediate release or resolution. Pluto is associated with psychotherapy, surgery, X-rays, elimination, and purging. In the body, Pluto rules the bowels and the rectum. Additionally, this is an excellent time for any kind of research, excavation, investigation or detective work. Sun-Pluto energy is equated with the ability for intense, single-minded focus and concentration, even to the point of obsession!

Ideally, Sun-Pluto alignments can ultimately be very healing and transforming as we learn to free ourselves from the vestiges of the past, which have had a limiting stranglehold on us, and get on with the life-supporting pursuit of aligning with new growth activities and self-expression. Sun-Pluto can serve as a powerful conduit to allow us to step into our own power or authority, and reshape our lives in such a way that they more fully radiate our authenticity.

On the shadow side, Sun-Pluto aspects can often trigger power struggles, bullying, sinister actions, manipulation, sudden breakdowns. The truth may also be used ruthlessly or selfishly as a way of gaining power or dominance over another.

Last night, on the eve of today’s Sun-Pluto conjunction, a very dramatic and moving development: Jayme Closs, a 13-year-old girl who vanished three months ago after her parents were found dead in their northwestern Wisconsin home, was found alive. A suspect was reportedly arrested a short time later. (CNN). Astrologically, one cannot help but think of the powerful Scorpionic rebirth aspect, at play here, of the phoenix rising from the ashes.

Earlier in the week, on Wednesday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos announced on Twitter that they are getting divorced after 25 years of marriage. Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, whose birthday is tomorrow, January 12th – he’ll be 55 – presently has transiting Pluto now forming an exact conjunction with his Capricorn Sun, a long-term aspect that will stick around for a couple years. This influence operates essentially the same as today’s short-term Sun-Pluto conjunction. Since Jeff Bezos is such a public figure, we will be able to see, firsthand, how his Pluto-Sun is playing out, at least to the extent it is ever possible to know anybody from the outside in. It will also be interesting to see how this marital split might impact Amazon as a business. MacKenzie Bezos will soon be the wealthiest woman in the world as the Bezos’ live in a community property state. All the money he earned during the marriage, especially since there was reportedly no prenuptial agreement, is half his wife’s. They got married in 1993. He started Amazon a year or two later. Pluto also governs joint finances or resources that we share with others.

*All time EST.

Famous January 11 Birthdays: Alexander Hamilton, Mary J. Blige, Naomi Judd

“It’s not tyranny we desire, it’s a just, limited federal government.” Alexander Hamilton

January 11 in History: On January 11, 1927 Louis B. Mayer head of film studio MGM announces creation of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. (Pioneering Mars in financial Taurus was exactly trine contractual Mercury in business-related Capricorn that day. Also expansive Jupiter in innovative Aquarius was opposing film-ruling Neptune in the entertainment sign Leo.)

Hope you have a magnificent day and are able to clearly see now how all those mysterious puzzle pieces are supposed to fit together for you! Thank you also for reading my blog today. I’ve been away from here for almost a year and a half and am still trying to find my sea legs after having not written a thing during that long hiatus. Coincidentally, WordPress also happened to note for me today that this is the 1000th astrology blog that I have written since 2009. Seems like I should be getting some kind of plaque or award or something, doesn’t it? Maybe an office with a view? 🙂

Patrice Thompson

Cave, Light, Person, Rocky, Silhouette

Copyrighted 2019

Source Notes:

CNN Jayme Closs story on Twitter

https://www.onthisday.com/day/january/11

https://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Bezos,_Jeff

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Current_events/January_2018

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/transformation

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Astrology for January 10, 2019: The Moon is in Imaginative Pisces

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“The world of reality (Saturn) has its limits; the world of imagination (Neptune) is boundless.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Mercury, Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node are all ensconced in responsible Capricorn now. We also have the annual, intense Sun-Pluto conjunction, tomorrow. But all this doesn’t necessarily mean that we can’t put aside those early January “to-do lists” or whatever and take a breather to re-charge our body, mind, and spirit. With Luna streaming through dreamy, reflective, otherworldy Pisces, all day, it’s a perfect time to re-focus our energies on activities or outlets that enlist our imagination, dreams, creativity, as well as humanity. Too, as most of us know, when we stay focused on what’s in front of us, we keep getting more of the same. But when we dare to hang out in the boundless, endless sphere of our imagination, that’s where we really have the chance to thrive and create a brand new world or paradigm for ourselves. “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” Kurt Vonnegut

Famous January 10 Birthdays: Rod Stewart, George Foreman, Pat Benatar, Jim Croce

“What I do now is all my dad’s fault, because he bought me a guitar, for no apparent reason.” Rod Stewart.

On This Date in History: On January 10, 1956 Elvis Presley records “Heartbreak Hotel”.

The transiting Sun in Capricorn was sextile to Elvis’ lucky Jupiter in Scorpio that day. Transiting Pluto was also in rock star Leo and trining innovative Uranus, in pioneering Aries, in Elvis’ 5th house of creative expression – a potent planetary aspect that helped to transform (Pluto) his world through the expression of his electrifying and unique talents and gifts (Uranus). He also had that latter, more long-term Pluto-Uranus aspect, at play, all through 1956, when he released a lot of other classics including “Love Me Tender” and “Hound Dog”.

Hope you have a very lovely, rejuvenating day. Dream big! All the way to the Pisces Moon.

Patrice Thompson

Pralongia, Dolomites, Alpine, Nature

Source Notes:

https://www.onthisday.com/events/january/10

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/imagination?page=2

https://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Stewart,_Rod

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Astrology for January 9, 2019: Moon Sextiles Uranus

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“If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” Maya Angelou

The waxing Moon is wrapping up its stay in individualistic Aquarius today, shifting into the compassionate sign of Pisces at 2:44 pm. The Moon’s last aspect in Aquarius is a sextile to Uranus at 11:53 am, which is also the planetary ruler of Aquarius. Moon-Uranus aspects can coincide with stimulating out of the ordinary encounters. They can also poise us to want to make new alterations or changes in our home environment or personal lives. The dreamy, escapist Pisces Moon squares Venus in flirtatious Sagittarius this evening, at 8:09 pm, suggesting an increased need for romance or fun.

*All times are EST.

Famous Birthdays January 9: Kate Middleton, Richard Nixon, Dave Matthews, Bob Denver, Bart Starr

“The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.” Richard Nixon

This Day in History: On January 9, 2007 Apple CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPhone. In the sky that day, pioneering Mars was in adventurous, communicative Sagittarius at 24 degrees of that sign, exactly trining manifesting, disciplined Saturn at 24 degrees of creative Leo. Flowing Mars-Saturn aspects often indicate positive outcomes through the application of strength and determination. It is also a time when we can often capitalize on our experience and know-how. Enthusiastic Sagittarius is additionally an excellent sign for marketing new wares to a broad, international market.  At the end of the day, I think we all would agree that the iPhone has had a pretty good run. Definitely a Mars-Saturn “worldly” success story! Needless to say, it revolutionized (Mars in Sadge) telecommunications! 🙂 In Steve Job’s natal chart he has a trailblazing Moon in Aries with expansive, fortuitous Jupiter closely conjunct tech giant Uranus in the sign of Cancer. Jupiter-Uranus aspects are associated with sudden breakthroughs and genius. Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury and is linked with intuition.

Hope you have a stimulating, extraordinary day!

Patrice Thompson

 

Source Notes:

https://www.onthisday.com/events/january/9#

https://psychology-spot.com/15-quotes-about-being-different-by-great-thinkers/

https://www.brainyquote.com/lists/authors/top_10_richard_m_nixon_quotes

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