Notice the subtle disrespectful tone that astrology is mentioned in here. It will continue to be this way if astrology is not presented in a professional manner by its practitioners. The crystal ball, “I can tell you what your destiny is” approach has to give way to common sense counseling. Otherwise, the mainstream will always associate astrology and astrologers as entertainment for crazies rather than what it really is.
This is the horoscope of Chelsea Clinton’s daughter, Charlotte. Her last name is not Clinton but with the thousands of charts I have in my database, I knew I would lose track of where the chart is if I used the correct name, Mezvinsky.
You can make your own observations about the horoscope. The only one that I will make is that there looks like there will be a shakeup of some kind towards the tail end of 2016 as Solar Arc Ascendant conjoins Uranus just before SA MC conjoins Perhaps it will be because her grandmother becomes President of the United States.A prominent astrology magazine posted the chart in a public forum and my God were the comments embarrasing for astrology in 2014.
One of my favorite hobbies, when possible, is watching documentaries or movies about recognized people whose horoscopes I have. I couldn’t sleep last night. I just wasn’t tired so I went to my music room to access Comcast’s On-Demand service. I found a movie about the actor, Brittany Murphy and decided to check it out. I remembered looking at her horoscope when she first passed away.
You may not be familiar with Ms. Murphy, which is the good thing about Google. I can tell you that she had a short, challenging career and she passed away very early at age 32 after weeks of dealing with a major respiratory infection and pneumonia. She collapsed in her bathroom and died from heart failure. The details of her career are not as important as the details of what the movie revealed about her and how it is reflected in her horoscope.
This is what I learned about Brittany Murphy (born Brittany Ann Bertolotti) from the movie about her life:
• She was “discovered” during a play in high school and was asked to be in a commercial. Her career in commercials snowballed into other things. She and her mother moved to Los Angeles from New Jersey or New York and it was there that her film career took off.
• She was very self-conscious about her appearance and felt that she could not get by on her looks because “I am not beautiful like the typical tall, slender, blonde types.”
• There was no father in the picture, nor was there any mention of a father or husband. I learned via Wikipedia that her parents were divorced when she was 2 years old.
• She was obsessively close to her mother, who always lived with her even after marriage. She put her career aside to take care of her mother during two bouts of breast cancer, the latter occurrence being at the expense of her career.
• She was powerfully insecure about her lovability and her looks. It was easy for her to feel that people would pay her no attention because she felt that she just didn’t have the look to attract people. She had no concept of people possibly being attracted to her because of inner qualities. This point was emphasized again and again.
• Ms. Murphy married a man who appeared to be a dream come true. He turned out to be a fraudulent man with a lot of legal issues who was actually jailed just after their marriage. Brittany chose to stay with him despite his fraudulent past. He protected her and loved her but the great majority of other people in that situation would have divorced him. They made it appear as though she was so desperate for love that she would even stay with a man with huge legal problems who had lied to her.
• Her strong relationship with Ashton Kutcher broke up because she felt that she was just a kind of stay at home nobody who was an obstacle to his social life and that ultimately, they were just different. This was yet another way of putting herself down.
• She lived in the same house with her mother and husband the last 3 years of her life.
The first impression of the horoscope shows hemisphere emphases North and East. Together, they suggest an orientation to defensiveness, self protection and self consciousness related to parental factors in the formative years of development. Something happened regarding the father’s absence that was not revealed in the movie but between his absence and her obsessive closeness with her mother, it is really clear that she was impacted psychologically by it all.
The Sun-Moon blend in Scorpio suggests deep, shielded emotions and a need for control, best attained from knowing everything there is to know about what she is interested in. That there are 4 planets in Scorpio emphasizes this dimension of her. It is sharply accentuated by the Sun’s conjunction from Uranus, which aligns the basic life-energy with that which is individuated and even quirky. All of this is expressed through the Leo Ascendant, which suggests an image projection of pride and confidence that acts in a way so as to attract recognition. This is the actress dimension of her that the public saw.
The most important aspect in the horoscope is Saturn’s square to Mercury, which suggests a deep control factor in the thought process that, at its worst, suggests deep depression and at its best, shows enormous cerebral talents with memorization and more.
So quickly, we see that Mercury rules the 2nd and 11th Houses and that tells us that there is a depression of self worth that is connected to how she feels about herself in terms of being lovable (Am I attractive enough? Am I worthy of people liking me?). And with Saturn’s placement in the Ascendant, we see this troublesome dimension of self worth depression being at the heart of who she is, at the heart of her identity. The self worth concerns caused her to have powerful trust issues. Her extreme belief in her lack of attractiveness was underscored in the movie portrayal of her and she was a habitual user of anti-depressants because of it. For those of you who are advanced, please note that she has AP=Moon/Saturn=Venus/Saturn, which says the bringing forward of emotional and relational controls. As well, Pluto=Mercury/Saturn is a powerful picture of depression potential.
The obsessive relationship with the mother is shown by Pluto’s conjunction to the Nodal Axis. Anytime a planet, Angle, or the Node are within 2 degrees of the Nodal Axis, it suggests a very powerful maternal influence in one’s life. Murphy was as close to her mother as possible. They lived together for most of her 32 years of life and were absolute best friends. In fact, her career was lost chiefly because she stopped everything to take care of her mother when she became ill with breast cancer.
This horoscope is a marvelous reflection of the important psychological dimensions of Murphy’s life, even to the point of the deep respiratory infection that was the root cause of her death. The square of Saturn to Mercury is a clear suggestion of concerns with the lungs.
I first became familiar with Murphy in the movie about rapper, Eminem, and then again when she did, “Don’t Say A Word,” with Michael Douglas.
There is certainly more to talk about with this horoscope but I will stop here because the main factors about Murphy have been discussed and are clearly depicted. Marilyn Monroe had a similar syndrome in that there was self worth difficulty and concerns about lovability that were a part of it. Quite often, a person like this goes to extreme measures to attract attention.
Such promise, gone too soon!
I follow tons of people on Twitter. I do Instagram. I am pretty active on social media and it was there today that I found an article about the Olympic athlete, LoLo Jones. She appeared on the television show, “Dancing With The Stars” and was eliminated first. She didn’t take it well. This was her quote from US Weekly: “”When I was dancing last night and messed up I had flashbacks of the three Olympics that people constantly tease me about,” she wrote. (Jones competed, but did not medal, in track events at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, and as a bobsledder in the 2014 Winter Games.) “I thought, ‘Oh no, here it comes again. People are going to ridicule me,’” she added. “I’m so tired of feeling embarrassed.”
After her less-than-perfect cha cha, she “joined the other competitors upstairs” but “couldn’t force a smile.” She was so upset, she wrote, that she “felt like vomiting.” In between dances, she escaped backstage to fight tears. “I felt so broken, so unlovable, embarrassed.”
Perhaps the worst part of it is that Jones will never get to show what she’s truly capable of. “My brief time on DWTS was a lasting lesson. I really wanted to stay on the show and have the layers of hurt wash away by showing the public how hard I work,” she shared. “I wanted to come away a victor for once. I wanted to do so good performing in public that the haters would stop teasing me.”
This tirade by her is revealing on a psychological level. There is clearly a pride of achievement shown. She is very critical of herself. She has a need for popularity and a concern with lovability. After all, losing a dance competition cannot equate with people loving who you are as a person but she apparently needs that from other people through her achievements in order to confirm feelings of not being lovable that she otherwise has about herself. This was one incident but you can be sure that this is who she is. She otherwise would not have had this over-reaction about losing a dance competition.
The horoscope shows Saturn and Pluto squaring Venus in the 11th. Venus rules the 2nd House to emphasize it all. Anytime there are any planets in these positions, there is always a suggestion that there is a crisis of lovability in relationship to self esteem concerns. The core of this horoscope is centered upon this battle of feeling valuable and how it works against her feeling unlovable. I should add that Jones has decided that she is going to remain a virgin until marriage. This is admirable but is self protective and this is a very self protective, defensive horoscope due to the dominant eastern horoscope emphasis.
There are astrologers who place all emphasis on prediction and do a great job at it. I see people all the time from all levels of life and you know, EVERYBODY HAS ISSUES! It is just a question of whether or not they are managed or not. Being born into this world means that you will inherit issues. You will inherit problems, disappointments, trials and tribulations. That is life – everyone’s life, whether prince or a pauper. Issues cannot be ignored.
This could have been anyone’s horoscope. In the first minute of the consultation, I would focus attention on this lovability/self worth factor because the horoscope speaks loudly about it. It is going to be a lifelong issue for her to work through. Google Jones when you get a chance and look through the images. Physically speaking, she has every reason to be proud of herself as a tall, statuesque beauty. But if you don’t feel that way about yourself, it doesn’t matter. Self worth/self esteem is everything!
LoLo Jones is looking for approval from others that she doesn’t have for herself. Her journey will be to find value in herself so that she won’t need to feel like she is popular with others.
An astrologer is an advisor whom you consult with about your life through your horoscope. Understand that it is what you do or have not done that is the principle consideration, not the fate that planets are going to deliver to you.
Many people are on the wrong path. Astrology is the best way to get on the correct path and it sometimes can be a simple fix. For example, I had a consultation yesterday that was relationship-centered. The lady had a habit of looking for certain types of men, the type that did not fit the relational need of her horoscope. She was going after adventurous men “who have an edge.” But her horoscope shows a Moon-Venus conjunction in Cancer in the 7th House. What she needs is security in a relationship, not adventure. She needs a no-doubt-about-it, unquestioned, dependable relationship. These adventurous men were so in need of adventure that they adventured themselves to other women!
The same thing happens with the line of work a person is in. Sometimes it is just the wrong choice. Things never work out because it is just the wrong thing for that person.
Astrology gets you on the right path. Are you on the right path? Contact me for a consultation at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be glad you did!
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Question have you ever send a major life event that isn’t really shown in the transits? Or transits like saturn on midheaven square moon trine sun where nothing happens?
The answer to the question is yes, all the time! This is why I stand on a soapbox all the time and repeat that “planets don’t make things happen, it’s people that make things happen based on their needs.” Astrology usually reflects the life being lived but not all the time.
I have had a lot of Leo clients recently who know astrology. Jupiter has gone over their Suns and they want to know why pots of gold didn’t rain on them. In every case, they were sitting around waiting for something to happen instead of doing something to attract an opportunity. The cycle doesn’t use you. You have to use it.
See your horoscope as a kind of MRI. If you have been taking care of yourself and have been going out of the way to take care of yourself, the chances are better that there won’t be a black mark on your lungs shown on the MRI. But if you have been smoking cigarettes or weed every day for years and a problem shows up, it isn’t the MRI that caused the problem. It works in reverse too…..if you’ve not done anything to make something good happen, how can something good happen?
So, yes, it is altogether possible for things to happen in a horoscope and nothing happens in life. My mother lived to the age of 97. She experienced everything there is to experience in a horoscope. Her life can be summed up as: marriage; birth of 3 children death of husband. That’s it, despite all the astrology. Why? She was a housewife. Her life was cooking, cleaning, taking care of the house, her husband and children. Her entire adult life was one long series of the same thing. That is the way she and my father wanted it and that’s the way it was. She was fulfilled in that. Pluto went over her Sun - nothing. Pluto arced to her Sun - nothing. Pluto went over her Ascendant - nothing.
Another important facet of all this is that astrology is often meaningless when you are not on the path that was meant for you. For example, a child prodigy pianist decides to become a policeman because he comes from a long line of policeman. His or her horoscope will not reflect life events as would be the case if they were a concert pianist.
Plan your events. Use astrology. Make it work for you. If you see something ahead that astrology terms as “good,” do something now that you hope to manifest later on. For example, you want to write a book; you see that there is all this great stuff happening in October, 2015. Write the manuscript now and wait for the good time to get a manager, present it to publishers, etc. If you know, for sure, that the weather is going to be great in a couple days, plan the picnic. Don’t expect astrology to produce a picnic for you.
If you are on the right path and are doing something to make things happen, your horoscope will be amazingly reflective of your life. If you find that nothing happens half the time, you need to look to see if your personal train is off the tracks going in the wrong direction, etc.
Lastly, transiting trines keep things as they are. They are not developmental. There is a huge difference between, say, transiting Pluto trine the Sun versus transiting Pluto square the Sun. Life-changing events are reflected in hard aspects…transits and arcs, usually of the outer planets to the Sun, Moon, or an Angle.
I had a client today who was under tremendous anxiety about her life, both personally and professionally with the strongest emphasis being on the latter.
Just as some people are allergic to things that don’t bother others, dome people are more sensitive to certain planetary movements than others.
We combed through her past to give me a sense of which planet or planets most reflected great or challenging times in her life. As it turned out, I was able to reliably pick out times of importance linked to the Tertiary Progressed Moon’s movement coupled with transits and arcs of Jupiter.
As I was explaining things to her, she asked, “When does this happen again?” I told her that the aspect is exact today but could stretch all the way to Tuesday. And then the phone rang.
She placed me on hold. When she came back, she said, “I don’t believe it. I interviewed at _______ 3 times. They want me to come in on Monday. I have been hired. You don’t know what kind of weight this lifts off of me. If it’s okay, can I call next week to talk about my relationship?”
I love happy endings!
The astrological alphabet is very, very large. Techniques in astrology are largely opinion-based. It is possible to ask 20 astrologers the same question and get 15-20 different answers.
Here’s the problem and it isn’t just with professionals but with anyone who has an idea of what they are looking at when they see a horoscope. Let’s say you are focusing on an aspect between two specific planets or a planetary position. You find that 4 people including yourself have whatever it is and it manifests the same way FOR FOUR HOROSCOPES. What happens in astrology is that, based on those 4 horoscopes, a rule is formed. That’s not very scientific, right?
At the very least, a theory needs to be tested hundreds of times to be considered reliable. I have research software to go along with personal experience with thousands of clients through the years.
Be conscious of this when you are reading astrology because many theories are written that have been tested on only 10-15 people. That isn’t reliable.
This is a beautiful elapsed time video of last night’s Supermoon. A Supermoon is the coincidence of a Full Moon or a New Moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth. It has an unusually powerful effect anywhere in the world where it is on or conjunct an Angle or a Light. As well, in the areas of the world where precipitation is normal, there is typically a day or two of it.
THE AQUARIAN SPIRIT
Alicia Keys is someone who really does care about helping people. Helping people is the main function of the Aquarian archetype and as you can see in her horoscope, she is well endowed with it. That first sentence of her description, “It’s not about me, it’s about we,” could not typify the perfected Aquarian spirit more.
Key’s horoscope is almost completely comprised of the Aquarius and Libran archetypes, both very social oriented and expressed through an image that is opinionated about that which is unjust. Emphasizing this greatly is the law and order aspect in her horoscope - Jupiter conjunct Saturn. It is an “I’ll go out of the way to prove a point about all of this,” symbolism.
What Alicia is doing is asking people of stature like herself to pledge to be helpful to people in the way that they can and want to be. She is to be applauded!
If you are going through a challenging time, need insight into when things might lighten up, and your finances are low, email me at email@example.com to see what we can work out.
I had a session in 1997 with a gifted psychic whose illness I predicted. She subsequently passed away after gall bladder removal exposed rampant cancer.
I generally stay away from gifted psychics because I just don’t want to know and a gifted one can really nail it. For example, it was December, 1997 when we talked. She asked me if I had planned on relocating. I told her that I had no plans. She said, “My guides are telling me differently, that not only will you relocate but that it will be a substantial relocation. Well, it was that following March that I received an offer to move to South Africa to teach. I ended up living there for a year!
Psychics do not have insight into themselves. Her guides had told her that I was very talented and that I had been in the position of helping people through astrology and non traditional medicines (herbs) in many lifetimes. She went on to describe two reasons for my existence. First and foremost is to help and teach people. Secondly, to bring happiness through sound shaping, better known as music. So, as much as possible, I take as charitable a turn as I can for a period of time and that time is now, at least for the next few weeks.
"I am fairly new in astrology and will be studying with you after my next check comes. Can you tell me where to look in a horoscope when someone doesn’t feel as though they are attractive enough and unworthy of attracting another?"
Sure thing! It is the 11th House. The horoscope in question will either have a planet in it or its House ruler involved in aspect tension. The concern is even more acute if there is a relationship wuth the 2nd House. That is, if a planet in or ruling either House are in aspect tension with each other, it suggests a direct relationship between self worth and these feelings of not being able to attract someone else. You will learn all about this in the first 2 lessons of study with me.
I can’t wait!
I wrote about Joan Rivers on this blog when she was placed on life support. Please refer to it.
Rivers passed away yesterday. Based on her daughter’s horoscope, her demise was not unexpected.
There are two factors that I want to reiterate. When there is a question of there being a serious development in the life of someone whose illness is critical, you want to look at the horoscopes of the children or the spouse, if the person has either. Just as birth is an event that happens to the parents, death is an event that happens to the survivors. The dying person has gone on another level.
As we get up in age…..50’s, 60’s and older, our parents begin the process of preparation for leaving their bodies. Illnesses take place. Nursing homes become part of the conversation. If you are in this position and have a parent who has been ill, you will want to look for transits and arcs of Pluto, Neptune, and Saturn to an Angle (especially the 4th or 10th), the Sun or Moon as times when a major change takes place in the status of an ill parent. This also holds true for the Saturn Return, especially the second one between ages 58-60.
I have analyzed thousands of horoscopes of the deceased though the years. I can tell you that in at least 80% of these deaths, the 8th House of the deceased was completely irrelevant. The 8th House is a gauge for the experiences of death that those who are alive have.
Melissa Rivers has transiting Neptune conjunct her Midheaven. When her father committed suicide, she had transiting Saturn and Uranus exactly opposed her Ascendant.
You see, the symbolisms of the outer planets are more emphatic because they move more slowly. Neptune and Pluto, in particular, don’t mess around. As well, be aware of the transits and arcs of Pluto to Saturn and Saturn to Pluto as signs of challenging times.
I am just coming out of a second Saturn Return with transiting Saturn squaring the Sun and Pluto a little later. I lost count at 15 as far as the number of funerals attended. In fact, I had a cousin who died on a Sunday. My mother passed on Tuesday of the very next week. Within a week of my mother’s passing, I was diagnosed with Primary Progressed Multiple Sclerosis!!! It was some Saturn Return but that’s life. It is a series of challenges, all necessary to evolve.
My point here is that there is no death measurement. If Melissa Rivers had been 10 years old and her mother was healthy and in her forties, there would be no reason to be talking about the possibility of death. The measurements have to be placed within the context of reality.
Maintain practicality and common sense in astrology!
Copyright 2014 Basil Fearrington