Planet Waves Weekly Horoscope for May 3, 2018

Posted by Amy Elliott

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You seem to have begun stepping up a gear in terms of growing into your power. It’s as if the universe has dropped some clarity in your lap regarding a part of your identity, of which you may have been unsure or unaware for a while. This is almost certainly an ongoing quest, so make no assumptions and keep up the exploration.

Planet Waves Weekly Horoscope for May 3, 2018, #1200 | By Amy Elliott
Aries

Aries (March 20-April 19) — This week sees a major Aries Point moment in the form of the latest square between Chiron and Pholus, on the day of Beltane. With Mercury now fully out of shadow phase, this is an ideal time for shaping the information you’ve gained into a constructive form. Consider everything you’ve learned as a resource, which you can now apply to whatever major project you have in mind. Keep a positive and grounded attitude, and you should be good to go. — by Amy Elliott

The Sacred Space of Self, our brand new 2018 Spring Reading, is now available for pre-order. It will cover Chiron’s transition into Aries and Mars retrograde in Aquarius. Please note that the current pre-order price will only be in effect for a short time — and then it will increase.

 


Taurus Birthdays 2018:
Happy Beltane, Taurus!

“Just to compliment your marvelous work for Taureans again this year. What you write is supportive and comforting. It is as if you were right here, observing and knowing me.”

— Michael

Dear Taurus Sun, Moon or Rising:

Even amidst the juicy upsurge of Beltane energy, you may already be feeling the reverberations as Uranus knocks on the door of your sign. Taureans are supposedly uncomfortable with change — though, really, it’s a lot subtler than that. When the changes are necessary, yours is the sign with the power to understand this, and to carry it through, from beginning to end.

In your forthcoming 2018-19 Taurus Birthday Reading Eric will help you harness that strength, and use it to forge the world you want to see.

With two segments of astrology (at least 30 minutes each) you’ll get the motivational coaching, insight, reassurance and practical tools you need. You can download the audio to listen as many times as you like, and you’ll also get an extended Taurus sign description.

“You have an uncanny knack and precious gift to be able to zero in on what is real and current in our lives, Eric. Thank you for being you.”

— Priya

Make the most of Eric’s gift to focus your life for the next solar year and beyond. Pre-order your Taurus Birthday Reading today to secure the lowest price.

With best wishes,

Amy Elliott

P.S. If you’d like to listen to what Eric had to say last year for your sign, you can do that here at no cost. Note that this reading also makes a great gift for the Taureans you love.


Taurus

Taurus (April 19-May 20) — You seem to have begun stepping up a gear in terms of growing into your power. It’s as if the universe has dropped some clarity in your lap regarding a part of your identity, of which you may have been unsure or unaware for a while. This is almost certainly an ongoing quest, so make no assumptions and keep up the exploration. Uranus on the brink of your sign may indicate a forthcoming time of self-reinvention, yet it’s important first to know who you are now. — by Amy Elliott

The Sacred Space of Self, our brand new 2018 Spring Reading, is now available for pre-order. It will cover Chiron’s transition into Aries and Mars retrograde in Aquarius. Please note that the current pre-order price will only be in effect for a short time — and then it will increase.
Gemini

Gemini (May 20-June 21) — Your intuition can be pretty powerful at times, and this week it seems to be unusually keen. Intuition is a commonly undervalued skill, and I think there’s sense in Agatha Christie’s assertion that it’s often really an impression based in logic or expertise — that is, the mind simply processing what you already know into an informed perception. Either way, it would seem yours has something to contribute at present, so be sure to give it a seat at the table. — by Amy Elliott

The Sacred Space of Self, our brand new 2018 Spring Reading, is now available for pre-order. It will cover Chiron’s transition into Aries and Mars retrograde in Aquarius. Please note that the current pre-order price will only be in effect for a short time — and then it will increase.
Cancer

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — If you were previously feeling somewhat constrained or your progress hindered in some way, you should now feel able to move forward as usual. There might be some rebuilding work to do, especially if you need any form of healing. One thing to keep in mind is that, while memories of the past have their value, former times are not for living in or dwelling on too much. Document what you need to document, and then turn your mind consciously toward the future. — by Amy Elliott

The Sacred Space of Self, our brand new 2018 Spring Reading, is now available for pre-order. It will cover Chiron’s transition into Aries and Mars retrograde in Aquarius. Please note that the current pre-order price will only be in effect for a short time — and then it will increase.
Leo

Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — You have a rare opportunity at present to stand out in your chosen career. It’s likely you’ve prepared the way over some time, and the acclaim you now appear able to receive is surely no more than you’ve thoroughly earned. That said, it’s also true that a little charm applied now may go a long way. That might seem irrelevant or trivial compared to the amount of work you’ve accomplished, and indeed it is. However, there is no harm in simply being gracious and friendly. — by Amy Elliott

The Sacred Space of Self, our brand new 2018 Spring Reading, is now available for pre-order. It will cover Chiron’s transition into Aries and Mars retrograde in Aquarius. Please note that the current pre-order price will only be in effect for a short time — and then it will increase.
Virgo

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — Part of the reason we must each be our own lodestone is simply that each of us is limited in our vision, by virtue of living at least to some extent on the material plane. Trying to reach the Divine through a human intermediary is a little like setting off a smoke machine in order to see more clearly. I recognize that trusting oneself most of all can feel risky. Do it anyway. There is nothing better able to point you in the right direction than your own feet. — by Amy Elliott

The Sacred Space of Self, our brand new 2018 Spring Reading, is now available for pre-order. It will cover Chiron’s transition into Aries and Mars retrograde in Aquarius. Please note that the current pre-order price will only be in effect for a short time — and then it will increase.
Libra

Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — Lessons from the past can sometimes lose traction when it comes to translating them into present actions and future aspirations. This week’s astrology, however, suggests that a penny is in the process of dropping. A relatively small occurrence, such as a memory suddenly seen in a new light, may prove to contain a valuable piece of information. I would recommend that you hold the intention to make any needed changes, and then simply keep your eyes peeled for clues. — by Amy Elliott

The Sacred Space of Self, our brand new 2018 Spring Reading, is now available for pre-order. It will cover Chiron’s transition into Aries and Mars retrograde in Aquarius. Please note that the current pre-order price will only be in effect for a short time — and then it will increase.
Scorpio

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — From time to time pretty much anyone needs to be able to unwind and spend time with loved ones. This is surely true of you also, though recently the daily grind, or a rather intense project, may have superseded that desire. Do whatever you need to do to restore a healthy balance between work and play. This may include some planning and reorganization, though it’s worth the effort. In the end, both you and those you care about are likely to benefit. — by Amy Elliott

The Sacred Space of Self, our brand new 2018 Spring Reading, is now available for pre-order. It will cover Chiron’s transition into Aries and Mars retrograde in Aquarius. Please note that the current pre-order price will only be in effect for a short time — and then it will increase.
Sagittarius

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — Whatever you currently have on hand, now would seem to be a good time to organize and optimize your daily routines. In particular, look for pressure points; that is, times of the day, or the week, when you’re at the greatest risk of feeling overwhelmed. See if you can delegate some tasks or spread them out a little, by planning ahead. In astrology, what you do regularly is connected with your wellbeing. That could be a useful message for you just now. — by Amy Elliott

The Sacred Space of Self, our brand new 2018 Spring Reading, is now available for pre-order. It will cover Chiron’s transition into Aries and Mars retrograde in Aquarius. Please note that the current pre-order price will only be in effect for a short time — and then it will increase.
Capricorn

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — What will it take for you to accept that it’s okay to be yourself? Ultimately you cannot be anyone else, no matter how hard you try to suppress your nature or how determined others might be to reshape you. Your uniqueness is not there so you can make your friends comfortable or appease your parents. One way to find your voice might be through your creativity. We all possess this in one form or another. Think of what makes you curious, and what makes you passionate. — by Amy Elliott

The Sacred Space of Self, our brand new 2018 Spring Reading, is now available for pre-order. It will cover Chiron’s transition into Aries and Mars retrograde in Aquarius. Please note that the current pre-order price will only be in effect for a short time — and then it will increase.
Aquarius

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — The things we tell ourselves are often shaped in unrecognized ways by our parents or former caregivers. Listening for the sometimes-subtle early messages that can make their way into your inner monologue can take time and patience; but learning to distinguish them is an invaluable skill. This week, if you catch yourself in the act of self-criticism, try to understand whose voice is really behind it. Then you can far more easily tell them to shut up. — by Amy Elliott

The Sacred Space of Self, our brand new 2018 Spring Reading, is now available for pre-order. It will cover Chiron’s transition into Aries and Mars retrograde in Aquarius. Please note that the current pre-order price will only be in effect for a short time — and then it will increase.
Pisces

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — A part of you seems determined to carry the entire world on your shoulders. Noble as that endeavor may be, springing as it very well might from the innate generosity of your spirit, it appears wise to hold off for now. Terrestrial planets are pretty heavy. Just think of all that iron in the middle. For this week at least, it would probably be more sensible to lift only what you must; and if you find you need help, which we all do sometimes, it’s perfectly okay to ask. — by Amy Elliott

The Sacred Space of Self, our brand new 2018 Spring Reading, is now available for pre-order. It will cover Chiron’s transition into Aries and Mars retrograde in Aquarius. Please note that the current pre-order price will only be in effect for a short time — and then it will increase.
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21 thoughts on “Planet Waves Weekly Horoscope for May 3, 2018

  1. Geoff Marsh

    If a Taurus you are then, ma’am, I can only say that your own stars foretell your fortune with fabulous perspicacity.

    Have a great eight years with Uranus reinventing you in your birth sign, but remember: the unexpected is never as unexpected as you expect.

  2. Amanda PainterAmanda Painter

    “remember: the unexpected is never as unexpected as you expect.”

    hahahaha — too true, Geoff; too true. Thank you for the reminder.
    :)

  3. Sue Edwards

    Thank You Glen. Yes, I’m a Taurus, too, 3 degree Taurus. I’m already feeling it. Uranus is going to play around getting almost conjunct then turn retrograde. So it can come back and get me again before moving on. With Uranus conjunct my Ascendant natal-ly it is having quite an impact.

    And I do mean impact. I’ve been hit with a couple of traumatizing events back to back. The latest being on May 3, when I had to put my 14 year old cat and constant companion to sleep, after he suffered a stroke on the 2nd. I’ve been pretty wracked up since then, testing my Trust in a benevolent universe and that somehow it’s going to be for the best. He slept by my head (or on it) every night for 14 years. His soft fur was the only gentleness I had in an otherwise rough life and his purring soothed me. He was my emotional support, the only support I had. So right now I’m just feeling bereft and trying to move through my grieving,

    1. Amy Elliott Post author

      I’m so sorry for your loss. I know how devastating it can be to lose a beloved pet. I hope you find peace knowing that you gave him a safe, warm and loving home. Many kitties are not that lucky. I’m sure he had a wonderful life with you. Lots of love <3

    2. Amanda PainterAmanda Painter

      Oh, Sue, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved, furry companion. Grief is a curious creature that moves in strange ways at times. I hope you know you always have space here to share what you’re moving through — or what is moving through you — in that process. Grief has a way of affecting the appetite; but do please keep an eye on that.
      <3

    3. Ramona

      Sorry for your loss Sue. As a fellow animal lover i can appreciate what you are saying – they are true companions with an unconditional flow of love and support for us humans. Such a service.

  4. Sue Edwards

    Thank You Amy and Amanda for the gifts of your Love and Compassion. It is Gratefully received.

    We all move differently through our grief. For me, it’s best I allow myself to feel it. So I can move through it and finally reach a point of Peace of Mind. It takes me a while. Every day is easier, as I come to accept a “new” normal. The pain isn’t as raw as it was 2-4 days ago.

    I have a regular doctor’s appointment tomorrow and she’ll notice the weight loss. I’ll be honest enough to tell her it has happened in just the last week. She’ll ask if I’ve been depressed and I’ll tell her ‘hell yes’, then explain the reason. For me, it’s normal to lose weight when traumatized. Like being sick with grief. It’s not my ‘normal’ state of balance and calm. Slowly but surely I’ll come out of it.

    Thank you for the space where I can share.

  5. Sue Edwards

    Thank You both, Ramona and Lizzy. I truly appreciate your gifts of Love and Compassion. Thank You for the gift of the Beauty of your Compassion.

    Amanda, you mentioned sharing what is moving through me. There is a vast shaking up or rattling happening on inner levels. Deep levels. For me, they haven’t been explosive like Mt. Saint Helen’s going off, more like Kilauea burbling. ( A few days ago, there were 15 volcanoes erupting all over our world, with swarms of earthquakes going off, too. Then all went quiet, as Kilauea drained within 2 days from being overflowing and spewing. Southern California began to slip.)

    The energy coming to us is figuratively and literally, earth shaking.

    What I’ve learned through my life is that the more I resist changes, the more sorrow and trouble I bring upon myself.

    In the middle of April I lost a court battle I’d been engaged in for 10 years. I lost my home. Like everything else that happens in my Life, it was a screwy situation. Lawyers hired over the years. messed things up royally or were utterly useless. I took a crash course in law and dusted off what I had learned in my 1 semester class in college and started appearing as Pro Se. One attorney who was always too busy to help told me once that I had done better than 90% of the attorneys he knew. I held the bank off for 10 years.

    But I plead the wrong complaint at the very last. I plead to have a contract declared Void, since it had been obtained through fraud. I had bank fraud and loan fraud proved and documented but it didn’t matter. It came down to semantics. I made a mistake. I didn’t plead to “Quiet Title”.

    This hit me kind of hard, for I have Loved this land dearly. It was a dump when we bought it, having been vacant for many years. A convenient place for dumping. The kids and I sorted through a pile of trash that was 30 feet wide, 50 feet long and 10 feet tall. I hauled off at least 100 truck fulls of the garbage to recycle places and the dump, including 4 batteries leaking acid into the wetlands.

    I cleaned it up. I cared for it. I loved it as a responsible steward.

    What’s happened since getting the judge’s final decision, is that there has been many shifts in my thinking. It took me 3 1/2 hours to mow the yard on a riding mower. I was so rattled afterwards I could barely walk and it took me 2 days to recuperate. So I could go fill up five 5 gallons jugs of water for drinking and cooking. Since the water coming from the well and through the filter system comes out the color of tea. It’s a challenge just to keep the fixtures clean and functioning, not to mention what the extremely hard water does to our skin.

    I finally asked myself is this what I want to keep doing with my Life?

    And my answer was “no”.

    Eric was spot on for me in his Taurus reading. At least for me he is. Rascal’s passing is a gift for me in some way. And in time it will come to me, shifting my thinking again. One chapter of my life is ending, so that another can begin.

    I’ve got something to do that I have been waiting to do and preparing to do for at least the past 40 years of my life. It has something to do with a message I received in story form.

    An old bull and a young bull looked down upon a valley of cows. “Let’s run down the hill and make Love to a couple to cows!”

    “Let’s walk down the hill and make Love to them all”, replied the old bull.

    The story has to do with momentum and saving it until it has have the greatest benefit.

    These shifts are big ones. The best I can say is that it is easier on us emotionally and mentally to try to shift our thinking into positive thinking and that somehow unknown to us at the time, it will turn out to have been to our benefit.

    1. Amanda PainterAmanda Painter

      What a profound level of sharing, Sue. For sure, resisting change is generally futile; and yet for some of us (I’m definitely one), it often feels so compelling to try and maintain what we know — so necessary for existence. I know that’s a trick of the mind, of the frightened ego. But I’ve seen it in myself too many times to pretend I don’t fall into that mode.

      Thank you for that info about the many volcanoes and earthquakes. I had not tracked that trend. But it does seem all too fitting for Uranus in Aries about to enter Taurus, doesn’t it?

      Good luck, Sue. It sounds like your self-understanding will do you very well.

  6. Sue Edwards

    Hawaii’s pu’u’o’o has collapsed, Kilauea has drained below the groundwater system and as of today, there was a ground level earthquake on the slope of Mauna Loa. Earthquakes are occurring within the region of Yellowstone’s magma chamber and tremors and swarms are happening from the Seattle area of the Olympic Peninsula all the way down to southern California. The West coast is in movement, with what’s happening in southern California being called a “slow slip”. Italy is being swarmed, too.

    People on social media in southern California are reporting feeling nervous and edgy, with their cats restless and pacing. Plus several reports of the birds squawking loudly for a couple of days then disappearing altogether.

    We’ve had 70 deep earthquakes around the world in about a week, with forces being transferred through the plates, setting off shallower quakes of decreasing amplitude. Change is upon us, whether we like it or not.

    And we’ve still got a week to go before Uranus actually enters the sign of Taurus!

    Time to dust off some of my Rock n Roll!

    After what I’ve been through recently, my mood is “What the hell? Why not?”

  7. Geoff Marsh

    Firstly, I must add my condolences to those of other PW participants, Sue. As a lifelong cat-lover, I have the deepest reverence for their extended sensual perceptions and understanding of realms seemingly hidden from humans. They are not only companions but guides. My current feral rescue, who is a bit of a butch mouser, has been quite overcome with sadness at my recent indisposal with depression following a cancer diagnosis.

    As a Sun and Moon in Aquarius, I can hear Uranus speaking through you loud and clear. You wanted to lose ten pounds but didn’t specify how? Uranus said Change, and your subconscious thought: “Change? How the hell do we do that? Well, she always loses weight when she’s under stress, so let’s go for that.” It’s a clear vindication of that ancient admonition: “Be careful of what you wish for …”

    Can I just say that 14 years is a pretty good age for any cat and, echoing Amy, may I just reiterate that many kitties do not such great age make. His great gift of thanks is leaving you so that you may now pursue your future course unhindered by concern for his welfare.

    Your geo-psychic observations are truly revelatory, Sue. I had a dream the other night that indicated the adder (Britain’s rare and only venomous snake) was starting to increase in numbers and was becoming a problem for people who never normally encountered them. Like all snakes, their whole bodies are in touch with the earth and they react to vibrations through the ground. If ever there were a creature made for detecting seismic activity it is the snake. I wish I had your skill.

    Uranus the planet of change, eh? You’re speaking his language already, Sue. What a tremendous series of experiences you’ve presented to future students of the astro-psychological. What I love about Uranus is that he sits outside Saturn’s realm of wall-building security, spins on his polar access and says, quite clearly, everything you thought was established isn’t necessarily permanent.

    The only advice I can give you, Sue, is to welcome the changes with acceptance and regret the passing of the old with thanks for their education.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2K8HdJ3JtI

  8. Sue Edwards

    Thank You Geoff for your Gifts of Compassion, Understanding and Wisdom. Then there is the Gift of the Beauty that came from within you, Amy, Glen, Amanda, and Lizzy.

    Yes, I certainly do Understand being careful for what we wish for. Following your line of thought I suppose if I’d wanted to lose 20-25 pounds I would have been decapitated. The thing I’ve found in my Life is that if I “want” anything, the result is going to be more “wanting”. I will reap what I sow. If I radiate “don’t have”, I’m going to attract more of “don’t have” in my future.

    Besides, I don’t happen to believe the Universe would be that mean spirited, just to lose a few pounds. The key is I have to Desire it, with my actions in support of it. Like drinking water instead of soda.

    You and Amy are correct. Rascal had a wonderful Life.

    I wasn’t a cat person until someone dumped their pregnant pet on our land. We didn’t know she was pregnant when we adopted her. We kept her and 2 of her kittens. Mom and Rascal’s brother both died when they were 12. I adopted a cat from California when he was 6 and put him to sleep last year at the age of 14. Bullwinkle wandered over to our place, having been declawed and cast into the wilderness. We did discover his story and when he died, he was 18.

    For the first 8 years of Rascal’s life he was free to wander, explore and hunt in tall grasslands. He wold prowl the perimeter of what we deemed our yard, pouncing on both mice and shrews. It was after my daughter’s cat was run over that we brought all of them inside. As I recently discovered, it was shortly after that, that my neighbors lost 9 cats in 4 months to coyotes. These same coyotes had wiped out the cat population of a neighborhood down the road only a month before. If that one cat had not died, we would have lost all our ours, just like our neighbors.

    Something happened to Rascal last year. He became unable to jump and his eyesight was off. I built step to the bed and to his favorite windows. But his Life slowly became one where he wasn’t enjoying cat things. The vet and I tried everything. Rascal got laser therapy for arthritis, eye drops and supplements. Looking back, I can see that Rascal most probably had a stroke last year. And his passing was a Gift of Mercy bot for him and for me. It had bothered me for some irrational reason that in moving, I would be unable to bury Rascal between his Mom and is brother. There is the Gift of Peace that it brings me to, regarding my concerns and my genuine Desire.

    A couple of months ago, when the temperatures dropped to freezing, someone dumped 2 kittens down the road. I spotted one and she came when called “kitty kitty”. My daughter then spotted another and caught her the next night. It was a moonless night at 1 AM and she caught a totally black cat. It’s hard to see a black cat in the dark. Both of them had colds and were starving. They got their antibiotics and have since been fixed. They are about 8-9 months old.

    In total there are 9 cats in my house right now (6 of them belonging to my adult children) and they have all been seeking closer bonds with me, now that Rascal isn’t there to stake his claim.

    I’ve got a little fur ball of a dog, Zoie, that had been found in a dumpster. She weighs about 5 pounds and thinks she’s ferocious when between my feet, behind me or tearing up a plastic bag. Then there’s Lily, half Maltese, half Shih Tzu. She’s a sweetheart.

    I have a way with animals. I have a green thumb, too. One of the revelations that came to me as I was mowing the yard, again, was that I was experiencing a new level of interfacing with the Earth itself, herself. Where there is Life Force, there is a Soul of some kind and it seems I’m connecting with what I can best describe (though words fail me) to the Soul of the Earth. Of all things Taurus is an earth sign. The creatures of the earth are responding. There is pressure coming from within, resulting in a bit of shaking up and I suspect that would be true for all of us individually, too.

    I see Life as a Gift in experiencing Intimacy with matter. I can feel the earth. I can smell freshly turned soil. I can appreciate the Beauty in a bloom and the wondrous abundance of Life and the fruits of its womb. I don’t see it as someplace I would ever “graduate from” after numerous lifetimes of working at it. The difference between heaven and hell is all in our perspective.

    Like the poles of Uranus, my axis is pointed in a different direction. I just see things differently. I have 26 degrees Cancer rising with Uranus at 28 degrees. Uranus moving through the last degrees of Aries has already been rattling, like a paint can being mixed or being rewired with larger fuses, so I can ground a higher voltage. It’s been setting off my grand cross in all my cardinal houses.

    What I have experienced living tuned into this energy is that it is a feeling energy. A lot of times with Aquarius there is a kind of detachment or distancing from our emotions. It’s like I would run away from emotions into my head. The problem was that they were always there, lurking in the depths within me. Some experience would eventually come along and let all the skeletons out of my closet at once.

    I ended up connecting with my emotions and beginning to understand them. I began my study of astrology when I stumbled across it while studying magnetic fields. I considered the idea of relating the fields I was generating and radiating with my thoughts and ideas to the experiences I attracted in Life. If I magnetized myself as negative, then someone or something would arrive to confirm it. Being adept at being negative I hypothesized I could do equally well being positive. The past 40 years I have been experimenting on myself.

    There is a deeper level to Aquarius than has been realized. It’s accessed through our Intuition and that through our feelings. How can I call myself a Humanitarian if I haven’t learned to Love and Accept the human in me?

  9. Geoff Marsh

    What a delightful response, Sue. A big thank you to you for all your gifts.

    I successfully utilised the wish fulfillment process to lose weight when I was eight or nine years old. Fed up with my nickname Tubby, despite its bear-like cuddlesomeness, I went behind the garden shed and wished with all my might to become tall and slim. I then forgot about it and was somewhat amazed, surprised and delighted when, three or four months later without any further effort on my part, I had become the boyish archetype of my imagination.

    I loved your comment about possibly being decapitated if you had wanted to lose 20-25 pounds! :) Now the idea that crosses my mad, Aquarian mind is what would happen if I wished to lose all my weight? Would I disappear completely or become an invisible entity? Might this be a better resolution to earthly existence than death?

    One thing I have noticed in connection with western astrology is that there does seem to be some grounds for considering the date of conception as important. Due to historical circumstance, I know that I was conceived on the night of St George’s Day in 1943. St George is the patron saint of England and on that night my dad, aged 47, had been out on the bevvies with the locals who were celebrating for the first time the certain knowledge that, now the might of America was involved, the war against Hitler was as good as won. So he went home to breed for Britain and they got me – a natal Aquarian, if conceptually a Taurean. This might explain the ease of relationship I’ve seemed to have with people of that sign, although I also have Taurus at 28 degress conjunct the Descendant and hence at the beginning of the 7th house. Have you or anyone else noticed a connection with their sign of conception?

    You are right about emotional distancing or detachment of Aquarians. I’m a pretty good example of that despite having my Ascendant in Scorpio and the Sun opposite Pluto in Leo. Emotions have always been a messy business as far as I’m concerned. I am a firm believer in Intuition, however, and have tried to encourage scientific research into any biological, spiritual or unknown mechanism which might explain such an intriguing and life-improving facility. Mankind’s survival may depend on our ability to access and harness this attribute; it has been pivotal in my life on three occasions.

    One other astrological connection I’ve made is with Chinese horoscopy. Their system has twelve signs each with five elements, so that it takes 60 years to complete one round. This year, aged 74, I have started noticing that 14-year-olds seem to echo my attitudes towards life in a way that I’ve never been conscious of before. Of course, we’re all Wood Monkeys, spinning through the trees of thought with the energy of sunlight and greased lightning. Good golly, Miss Molly, I hope I don’t get arrested!

  10. Ramona

    Geoff – this is fun.

    Used an online calculator to figure out my conception date – likely during the week of December 20-28. The number one song that week was “Daydream Believer” by the Monkees. In the Chinese horoscope system i’m an Earth Monkey. “Come and watch us sing and play… hey, hey we’re the Monkees and people say we monkey around.”

    I have noticed a connection with the sign Sagittarius. For my solar chart (Virgo), using the whole sign house system places Sagittarius on the 4th house (root or foundation).

    Eric has described the placement as being at home in the universe – “Your 4th house is like that cabinet in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. It leads somewhere vast, somewhere indescribable. It’s lots bigger than Narnia: It’s the known universe, containing two center-points our cosmos: local Galactic Core and and the Great Attractor.” Does indeed add a bit, expanding the usual descriptions of Virgo as librarians or nurses.

    I have experienced an ease with Sagittarians – their love of travel and spirit of adventure. Interestingly my dog is also a Sagittarius Sun – he likes to go places in the car, boat, plane and so on. He has a boldness in his personalty, a willingness to explore.

  11. Geoff Marsh

    Thanks for joining in, Ramona. The Sun was in Sagittarius on December 20 and 21 in 1967, so you were probably a pre-Christmas present. My sister is a Virgo, and she might well be a Christmas conception too if she arrived a few days early.

    With my Ascendant at 28 Scorpio, most of my first house is Sagittarius and in horoscopes which use the whole house system I find the forecast for that sign often resonates best.

  12. Sue Edwards

    Interesting idea Geoff, about losing weight and becoming invisible and I might just have an idea to share in return. In could possibly be accomplished by focusing upon a transference of mass into another dimension, rather than a loss of weight. Studies in the field of quantum physics is just beginning and will most likely lead to changes in our views of what constitutes “reality”. I suspect it is dependent upon tone and vibration of the quantum fields of our emotions and thoughts that we are generating. To me, the different dimensions have different overall vibrations, different overall tones.

    LOL You got the Aquarius and Taurus mix, too! I found it fun to try your conceptual date, too. Mine comes out to be Leo and there is close to half of Leo in my 1st house. Interesting to me is the way I’m ‘seeing’ the energy bounce around. Activating my Sun tickles the trine to a Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in my 2nd house.

    That’s the thing. I’ve been “laying low” in my 4th house. I’ve been away from much social interaction or social presence at all. I’m not attracted to hunting or fishing and I’m not attracted to going to church groups or the casinos. I’ve been purposely living in obscurity because of how many times I’ve been put to death for saying the things like I’ve got to say. (A wink at Ramona * the 4th house to me is “the Seat of our Soul” and it’s through that seat that I expanded in my awareness. It’s like opening up another set of eyes you didn’t realize you had but always there.)

    Of all the horned animals Taurus has horns that turn inward, making a crescent moon. My understanding of it is that the horns protect the 3rd eye. The Light that shined in the middle of the sacred bull’s head.

    Might as well make it a barrel of fun. I’m a monkey, too, a fire monkey.

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