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 email@example.com. You will be glad you did!
“Hi. Thanks for your comments.
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.
If you are going through a challenging time, need insight into when things might lighten up, and your finances are low, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
As much as we think of Mars as the speeding red sports car or the assertive athlete, there is one aspect position of Mars that perhaps doesn’t come to mind.
Mars represents the characteristic way that you need to apply energy in the world. Challenging aspects to it can often suggest lessons to be learned in applying a certain kind of energy. I am thinking specifically of the squares and oppositions to Venus.
The Venus-Mars challenge can suggest a difficulty applying relational energy or applying it to the right person or the person that is desired. It’s a mis-application of relational energy, especially so if the horoscope suggests self esteem concerns otherwise.
Quite typically, the Venus-Mars combination suggests passion. It’s just that some people may have challenges with expressing that kind of energy regarding relational concerns.
I am 75% of the way through a fantastic manual on synastry that is frankly like none that I have seen before. I wanted to show the horoscope here of a woman who has been married 7 times.
The horoscope is well-challenged! The difficult Mars-Saturn-Pluto conjunction in the 7th House is the focal point of the T-Square involving the Moon’s opposition to Mercury and Venus. The Sun, co-ruler of the 7th, is unaspected, suggesting that relationships dominate life (anytime a planet is not in a Ptolemeic aspect….conjunction, sextile, square, trine, opposition), the experiences of the Houses that it rules are usually dominant in life and it has been the case here. Another thing about an unaspected Sun (or Moon) is a “not fitting into the crowd” syndrome. Lastly, in Scorpio, control factors overwhelm. This is mightily echoed by Pluto=Sun/Moon.
This lady was brought to me as a prospective mate for a long time client. I was nearly plastered to the ceiling when I first saw her horoscope and it wasn’t until after I had them both in that she “mentioned” the previous marriages so there was already an issue with her being forthright.
Jupiter, as well, is unaspected. Ruling the 11th House, there were real concerns about how lovable she is that manifested in her demanding attention all the time in order to have it proven to her.
I am not going to go into serious detail with this. The point here is that in synastry, you MUST consider the whole person and we do that in astrology by examination of the entire horoscope. “Your Mars to his Venus or your Jupiter to her Sun” measurements are entertaining and they are a part of it but you want to know as much as possible about someone before deciding to make a deeper or permanent commitment and that comes from an analysis of the ENTIRE horoscope.
I sat the two of them in front of me. I explained her horoscope to him and vice-versa. This was after having talked to her about her chart. At the end of the day, my longtime client decided that he did not want to be the person in her 8th divorce. She attracts relationship problems because of expectations absorbed from her mother (Nodal Axis conjunct Meridian and square Saturn).
Change is the constant that the universe revolves around. Seasons come and go. Cycles are up and down. We use smartphones now instead of rotary phones. We use cars instead of horses. The music that was enjoyable in 1850 isn’t attractive now. How we talk and what we say is different than a hundred years ago. Developments in medicine have doctors doing things differently and hospitals are able to be more efficient because of technological developments. In 1960, television was an ugly black box with a horrid black and white screen dependent on antennae on the tops of television. Photography has gone from a guy using a canvas to paint a picture to phones that have 15 megapixels. Styles of dress and hair are always changing. A few nights ago when I couldn’t sleep, I went to my music room, turned the light out, TURNED MY PHONE ON and looked at a movie that was on television! Things change and they advance.
Look at how things have changed socially. A country that has slavery as part of its foundation now has a man leading the country who would have been a slave in times past. Gay marriages are lawful in more and more places and the overall attitude about homosexuality has evolved tremendously. Black Africans in South Africa can vote. Inter-racial marriages used to be illegal in America. When I was a kid and was made to go to church by my parents, all men and boys wore suits and all women were dressed immaculately. Today, I am not an organized religious type but I see people going to church dressed no differently than if they were going to a convenience store to buy a sandwich. There is Facebook, Twitter, and on and on…….it is a very different society than it was when Thomas Edison or Benjamin Franklin lived. It is even a very different society from 1990. Things change!
Ignaz Semmelweis was a doctor who discovered that infection could be reduced by washing the hands. The suggestion of this offended so many doctors that he was forced into an asylum!!!!! In today’s world, a doctor loses the license for not washing hands and it is hard to imagine doctors operating on you with anything less than pristine cleansed hands. Things change.
Despite the fact that things change, humans have a tendency to still resist when it comes to certain things. As a musician, I know that one area of great resistance is in musical tastes. The music that was popular when you were between 12 and 30 or so typically ends up being the music you best relate to forever. Somewhere in the forties, the attitude develops that “All music now sucks. Why can’t it be like it used to?” I am not that way but as a person who lives and breathes music, I see it all the time. As well, despite the evolution of social consciousness, there are areas of every country in the world that will never change their resistance to those of a different culture. And I am sure that you have run across people who say, “Phones are for talking. I don’t need to text, go to the Internet and all this other crap.” Well, just as there are people in the world who go with change and others who resist it, we have that same factor in astrology.
If a person was an astrologer in 1400, the astrology they used was based on the maximization of what had developed in astrology to that point. It was an astrology that served the people at that time according to how society was at that time. There used to be a time when a predictive measurement was in use called, “Primary Directions.” It is an insanely difficult process that no one uses now. As well, up to a certain point there was transits and Secondary Progressions as the main predictive techniques. That STILL stands today even though Solar Arcs were developed, are more effective than SP’s. The great majority of astrologers still use Secondary Progressions because that is what they are exposed to. As I have demonstrated before, the problem with SP’s is that you only have the Sun through Mars to work with. Things change.
In the older astrology, the 2nd House was “money and personal income.” I have a countless number of examples that shoot that theory in the foot: Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Michael Jackson, Donald Trump and I could go on and on. They have no issues about money but they could certainly engage in a discussion about battles with self worth concerns that have been absolutely central to becoming who they have become. Things change.
I believe in holistic astrology; astrology based on the idea of fitting the horoscope into the reality of the person, having them understand what’s best for them and what they need to work on. It’s NOT confining and limiting people to astrological prescriptions. How is a woman living in Iraq or Afghanistan who has 6 planets and the Ascendant in Aries supposed to be able to express that? She can’t and you just can’t ignore that. It is common sense. It has not always been that way. Things change.
I am amazed at some of the information that is passed on to me from clients who have read or been told something. The irresponsibility is incredulous, like telling someone that transiting Saturn going through the 8th House would result in the death of the father, a father who is 46 years old. Astrology is not a one size fits all deal. Twenty people can have the exact same horoscope but you have to treat them differently because the environment, family, culture, neighborhood, race, and country matter first! It hasn’t always been that way but it is now. Things change.
EYE ON JOAN RIVERS
You have probably heard that Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest today while undergoing a routine throat procedure. As I write these words, she is in an induced coma.
Melissa Rivers is Joan’s daughter. Her horoscope is shown above with transits superimposed. Why do I have her chart there and instead of her mother’s? When death occurs, it happens to the family members who are still alive. They are still alive after the death occurs. What I wanted to do was see Melissa’s horoscope to see if there is an indication of a major change in her life that could possibly be connected to her mother (since her father is dead).
Transiting Neptune is conjoining the Midheaven, definitely an indication of a parental concern as well as the overall idea of loss, deflation, etc. Does this mean that Joan Rivers is going to pass away? No, it doesn’t….not necessarily, but I would not be surprised. It definitely suggests that this is a time of concern. If she comes out of the coma, there may be a change in her physical condition that changes Melissa’s life.
One thing, for sure, in lieu of the circumstances of reality, this transiting Neptune is a dark omen.