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Big Bird’s Neptunian moment of martyrdom

Last night’s US Presidential debate unfolded under a highly-charged Grand Cross configuration.

The most memorable moment was when Mitt Romney declared his love for Big Bird while nevertheless proclaiming a desire to eliminate funding for PBS. The Internet erupted in a flurry of tweets and Facebook posts about Big Bird and his beloved Sesame Street pals.

It is fitting that this pivotal development occurred as the Grand Cross became precisely angular, with the Moon rising in the East opposite Mars & the North Node setting in the West, while Neptune culminated at the Midheaven opposite Venus at the Nadir.

The astrological signature for this moment of Big Bird’s martyrdom shows Big Bird’s own natal Neptune (at 28 degrees Scorpio) setting on the Western horizon, under planetary fire from all 4 directions simultaneously.

(Big Bird’s first appearance was November 10, 1969 – Source: Wikipedia)

the "Big Bird" moment of the US Presidential debate

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Mercury Retrograde is the least of our worries

The bad news: plans go awry and things break for the next few weeks.

The good news: when it all goes haywire, you can blame Mercury!

But the truth is, Mercury Retrograde is nothing compared to the REAL agitator this week: Mars moving into battle formation w/ Pluto-Uranus.

Be careful out there, people.

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Marissa Mayer at the Cardinal Crossroads

Here’s the power-packed birth chart of Yahoo!’s new CEO, Marissa Mayer. Her natal Mars-opposite-Pluto is precisely at the fulcrum of our world’s current Pluto-square-Uranus upheaval. Transiting Mars this week propels her right into the Cardinal Crossroads of renewal vs. chaos!

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo! CEO

Birth Time: Unknown | Date of Birth: May 30, 1975 | Place of Birth: Wasau, Wisconsin

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Prepare for liftoff

Mars into Libra leaves us with a lack of Earth element for the rest of summer.

Things lose traction, the world grows idle, it’s unclear where we stand…

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“I’ll Have Another” won’t have another after all.

This year’s Triple Crown contender, by the name of “I’ll Have Another”, won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness with true grit, digging deep and pulling hard in both races to come from behind and edge past the leader right at the finish line.

What a wonderful example of the sheer determination and dedication conferred when Mars and Saturn join forces in a birth chart! (see below for the horse’s natal chart)

But this week’s Lunar Eclipse and Transit of Venus, both of which were in heavy conflict with Mars, put undue strain on the main source of stress in I’ll Have Another’s birth chart: the colt’s natal Mars-Saturn Opposition has been challenged all week by 4th-Harmonic direct hits from Mars and the Eclipses, and it all just proved to be too much agitation.

The horse was scratched from the Belmont Stakes on the eve of the race—and will be retired from racing—due to tendonitis.

It’s a shame there weren’t any helpful Trines or Sextiles in the horse’s chart to ease the strain of his Mars-Saturn Opposition. If there were, this great athlete could have been preparing this evening to take his place in history, instead of suffering the pain of a career-ending injury.

Here’s the chart, but take note: birth time is unknown, so ignore the house cusps, and remember that the moon could be 12 degrees earlier or later than 29 gemini.

I'll Have Another natal chart

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Disappearing Moon packs a punch!

Pow! What was that? Oh, just a Lunar Eclipse squaring off with Mars, the God of War. Duck and run for cover till it all blows over.

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Let your love flow

Sensual Venus & passionate Mars are hanging out together for quite a while these days…Unleash your creative mojo and go for what you love!

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Lovestruck confusion saturates the airwaves

Under Neptune’s spell, Venus says “yes” to Mars but Saturn & Pluto intrude with “Not so fast, Romeo!”. Mercury backtracks indecisively. Hmmm

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Make a wish…

Try to catch a shooting star this week! Perseid Meteor Showers under New Moon darkness + rare Venus/Mars/Saturn trio = great skywatching 🙂

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Work it off, work it out…just work it.

Leo New Moon packs a punch as it bisects an arm of the Cardinal T-Square, fueling a powerful planetary workout. High stakes energy drives new projects!

2010 Leo New Moon

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