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“He is not a lover who does not love forever.” Euripides.

The warm blend of feminine (Venus) and masculine (Mars) energies continues today, courtesy of the Universe, and surely a welcome reprieve from the other, ongoing, heavier cosmic vibrations.

Venus shows us what we value and appreciate and what we seek to attract to us in our lives.  Venus also signifies our need for comforting connections or relationships.

Mars, the energy planet, is the keeper of our intimate sexual desires and speaks valiantly to us about our most heated passions.

The seductive sextile alignment of these two forces prompts us to want to assertively seek out those more amorous experiences that invigorate every layer of our physical being.

The fantasy-prone Pisces Moon sets the perfect backdrop for all this drama to unfold.

“I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Pisces).

Celebrity News: Did you happen to see Oprah Winfrey’s TV show yesterday, a special celebration of ten years of her magazine that was broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York city?

On the show, Dr. Phil McGraw shaved off his trademark moustache that he has been sporting for some 40 years. He said he did it because he has always been telling people that they have to be willing to change something and that he wanted to walk his talk, so he changed his appearance.

I’m personally not sure if I like him better clean-shaven or not.  What about you?

Of course, being an astrologer, I had to check out Dr. Phil’s horoscope (born 9/1/50) to see if there existed any type of cosmic corollary to match the physical denudement.  The results were rather fascinating.

For the last few days, Dr. Phil, an analytical Virgo (perfect sign for a psychologist), has had the transiting Mars in theatrical Leo exactly square to his natal Mars in transforming Scorpio.  Mars is the planet of action, and normally when we have Mars aspects, especially to our birth chart Mars, we are more predisposed to act out and often in bold ways.  We do things on impulse that we may not normally do, especially with the square aspect, which is more of a challenging influence.

With his natal Mars in the fixed sign of Scorpio, Dr. Phil is normally inclined to execute new moves in his life only after a good measure of careful strategy and planning. The Mars meet-up this week with his natal Mars may have provided him with a sudden impetus to want to change or transform himself (Scorpio) and also gave him the guts and courage to do so.

We have to figure  though, too, that with his shrewd Scorpio Mars, that he also calculated in advance that shaving off his moustache would get both him and Oprah a lot of publicity and consequently be good entertainment (Mars in Leo) and positive for the TV ratings. Mars in Scorpio always covers all its bases. (Oprah also has Mars in Scorpio.)

Venus rules physical appearance and beauty. Yesterday when Dr. Phil had the moustache removed transiting Venus was exactly harmoniously trine his natal Neptune in Libra.  Transiting Mars was also favorably sextiling his Neptune, so he had a double whammy of Neptunian energy going on. Neptune also is the ruler of his Pisces Ascendant which additionally governs outward appearance.

Neptune, as the higher octave of Venus, presides over visual images and illusion.  It rules all forms of theater and manner of disguise (a moustache could be perceived as a disguise). Neptune also rules TV cameras.

So, with the Venus and Mars energy prodding Neptune along, we saw the public unveiling (Libra) before the Neptunian television camera of a new Dr. Phil, a new clean-shaven Venusian form (Mars rules shaving).  Gone was the facial costume. Neptune whimsically lifting the curtain of illusion, so we could all peer in.

Written by Patricia Thompson

Copyright 2010

Source Notes:

Dr. Phil horoscope: http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/McGraw,_Phil

Dr. Phil shaves moustache: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2010/05/on-oprah-dr-phil-shaves-off-his-trademark-mustache.html

Euripides quote: http://www.indianchild.com/romantic_quotes_love_quotes.htm

Elizabeth Barrett Browning quote: http://www.quotegarden.com/romantic.html

Butterfly picture: butterfly photo: butterfly picture: http://www.weforanimals.com/wallpapers/butterflies/page-1/butterflies-1.htm


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