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December 1, 2020

The Paranormal View

Elaine’s November 14, 2020 program are now posted on The Paranormal View. To listen, go to: and click Elaine Kuzmeskus in right hand column: Recent Episodes. According to the author of Soul Cycles, 2021 will be year of technical innovation with Saturn and Jupiter in Aquarius and a reset for the United States as our country goes into a Pluto return.

December Moon Cycles

December 14 The new Moon 23° 08′ Sagittarius at 11:16 a.m. EST. The Moon in Sagittarius usually favors travel and the holiday events. However, these will be curtained by the solar eclipse and the Coronavirus. With the Solar eclipse close to Mercury the focus remains on communications and adaptability. Expect an increase in social interaction and education via the internet. On a positive note, the energy planet Mars is in good aspect to the Moon which rules the home, so this is a good eclipse to tackle new projects and home-improvement.

At the same time, the solar eclipse square to Neptune may increase the Coronavirus pandemic. Be safe, social distance and wear a mask. While health experts are optimistic regarding a vaccine; it is unlikely to be available until spring.

December 21 marks the winter solstice, the lowest and darkness day of the year. More significantly, the Jupiter conjunction with Saturn will take place this day at 0 Aquarius. Jupiter is called the greater benefic while Saturn is the greater malefic. This planetary pairing known as the Great Conjunction occurs approximately every 20 years. 

This is the start of a new cycle. Technology, communications, and space exploration will be favored during the next two decades. In politics the division between the progressives versus the conservatives will continue. With a new President, watch for a massive stimulus package and reforms in health care and education. 

December 29Full moon 8° 53′ Cancer at 8:29 p.m. EST Native Americans called the last full Moon of the year the Long Nights Moon because it is the longest night of the year. The full Moon in Cancer favors family, culinary arts, and the home environment. 

With the Sun in Capricorn making a good aspect to Uranus, people are also interested in friendship, new ideas and novel technology. Look to the New Year and let go of outdated things. With Venus in Sagittarius (sign of law and travel) conjunct the realistic south node, travel plans may have to be downsized. Stressful aspects to Neptune create emotional concerns and financial pinches as the year ends in a lock-down mode. 

On a personal note: Remain realistic. With Mars square Pluto, everyone needs to slow down. This is not the time to take on a new project. Instead, use the last days of 2020 to enjoy home pursuits. Try a new recipe, update your family photo album, or organize your home office. 

Sun in Capricorn December 22-January 19 

The Sun is at its zenith in the natural zodiac in the sign of Capricorn. This earth sign seeks recognition and status. Career is important to both males and females. Serious, hard-working, and thorough, they have natural executive ability. They may even schedule vacations around work. They need to worry less about details and learn to relax between assignments if they want to enjoy their trip to the top. Like their symbol, the sea-goat, they may take three steps forward and two steps back in life. However, they will succeed because of their focused energy where many others give up. They usually thrive on hard work and will stay with challenges. Their key phrase is, I USE. As they age, they may learn to lighten up. Born with old heads on young shoulders, they are one sign that may seem to grow younger. 

FAMOUS CAPRICORN FEMALES: Kate Moss, Kate Middleton, Mary Tyler Moore, Janis Joplin, Joan Baez, Erin Gray, Dolly Parton, Diane Sawyer, Loretta Young. Marlene Dietrich, and Maggie Smith. 

NOTED CAPRICORN MALES: Bradley Cooper, Nicolas Cage, Elvis Presley, Jeff Bezos, Denzel Washington, Woodrow Wilson, J. Edgar Hoover, Pablo Casals, Albert Schweitzer, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Paramanhansa Yogananda 

One thing about Capricorns is they like to work. Perhaps there is no better example of this than British actress Maggie Smith born December 28, 1934 in England. She has her Sun in the sign of longevity, Capricorn, and her Moon in the lady-like sign of Virgo. Dame Maggie Smith can be kind and considerate of others. However with Mars in Virgo as well, she is a perfectionist when it comes to work which may account for her six decade acting career. 

Maggie Smith is a natural actress with her Sun in Capricorn making a most favorable aspect to Neptune. She came to America’s attention when she won the 1969 Oscar for Best Actress in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Later, she played the strict witchcraft teacher Minerva McGonagall in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001). More recently she won Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in for Downton Abbey (2010). 

It would seem that she was born to play the role of Violet Crawley. Twice married with two grown sons, Maggie Smith is a widow like her character on Downton Abbey. Not unlike the Countess, the actress has managed to remain a scene-stealer — even in her 80s!

November 1, 2020

November Moon Cycles

The Moon in Scorpio favors recycling and conserving resources. Pluto, the planet of the masses, makes a conjunction to Jupiter, planet of good will, so hope is on the horizon. At the same time the Moon is in good aspect to Jupiter, increasing dedication to public welfare. With the new Moon also in positive aspect to Pluto, the timing is right for a stimulus package to pass. On a personal note: this is also a good time repair relationships and renew friendships. Use your intuition and pay attention to hunches and dreams.

November 30 full moon and lunar eclipse 8°38′ Gemini at 4:30 a.m. EST

The full Moon can be an emotional time. When it falls in Gemini, the focus in on communication, education and relationships. While it is generally a favorable time for gatherings, however, with the planet Neptune square the Moon’s nodes, there is likely to be another shutdown. On the national front, the full Moon is on the USA Uranus, plane of change. This could bring more strife. The President may have to come to the aid of allies as the international scene undergoes change. On a personal note: take time to read on kindle, click on zoom classes and phone friends. We all need to stay in touch one way or another.

Sun in Sagittarius November 22-December 21

Sagittarians are born seekers. Their key phrase is, I PERCEIVE. They love travel, sports and adventure. Like their sign, the body of the centaur and head of the archer, they are half party animal, half square shooter. The lower side of Sagittarius can stretch the truth a bit. The higher side is a seeker of higher truths. Generally, Sagittarians have a sense of humor and usually enjoy the outdoors.

Famous Sagittarius ladies: Taylor Swift, Margaret Meade, Tina Turner, Scarlett Johansson, Leslie Stahl, Emily Dickinson, Amy Grant, Caroline Kennedy, Patty Duke. Karen Gillan, Lucy Liu, and Marisa Tomei.

Noted Sagittarius males: Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Stiller, Brad Pitt, Mark Twain, Frank Sinatra, Kahlil Gibran, Bruce Lee, Blake, Sai Baba, Kirk Douglas, Walt Disney Winston Churchill, Lucas Black, and Brendan Fraser.

Sagittarius of the Month: Sir Winston Churchill

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was born November 30 1874 in Oxfordshire, England at 1:30 a.m. to a wealthy British father and his American wife. The famous statesman was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.In 1953, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Winston Churchill had his Sun in the sign of the archer, Sagittarius and his Moon in regal Leo, close to fixed star Regulus—known as the king-maker. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth due to a grand trine in fire signs—Venus, Moon, and Neptune. He was also very happy in his marriage to Clementine Hozier which lasted over 57 years and produced five children.

The author of The History of the English-Speaking Peoples was a prolific writer. With his Mercury square Uranus, Churchill could be blunt but witty his in speech. His courage was legendary. As Winston Churchill advised: "If you're going through hell, keep going."

October 1, 2020

October Moon Cycles

October 1—Full Moon 9º 08’ Aries at 5:05 p.m. EDT

If you have been feeling on edge lately, there is a reason for it. Mars, the energy planet is square Saturn, planet of restriction. This is like having your foot on the gas pedal and the brake at the same time — frustrating! Now add the full moon in Aries full moon on Thursday, October 1, 2020, and things are heating up. People are becoming more opinionated and anxious regarding the stimulus package. With the Sun making a stress aspect (inconjunct) to the disruptive planer Uranus, the public is losing patience.

Whatever you political views, remain calm — there is no need to be uncivil. Focus on channeling emotions into constructive fall projects. This a time for small changes — not big decisions. Your intuition and dreams are apt to be as strong as the noble planet Jupiter makes a positive aspect to the Cosmic planet Neptune. Make time for creative endeavors — music, art, and meditation. After all, the full Moon in October is the Harvest Moon — enjoy the bounty of fall.

October 16—The New Moon is in 23º 53 Libra at 3:31 p.m.

The Moon in Libra places the emphasis on relationship, the public and politics. The Libra energy is bound to bring the spotlight on changes that need to be made as it is in a tense aspect to Mars. Things may not be as they seem with the Venus opposite Neptune. The nation is facing many challenges this month. In the United States chart, the New Moon makes a difficult aspect to the U.S. Mercury (communications). This may indicate more scandal coming out just before the election. Watch the political debates and decide for yourself the best Presidential candidate.

That said, watch your temper. Everyone needs to calm down. There is a great deal of energy being stirred up. Take time for exercise at gym or a walk in the woods. In any event, keep an even mind.

October 31 — Full Moon 8º 38 Taurus at 10:50 a.m. EDT

Halloween will be very spooky this year! The Full Moon will especially bright as it is exalted in the sign of Taurus and aligned tightly with Uranus. It is sure to bring some surprises. Treats of all kinds will be aplenty. Venus is in its own sign of Libra brings out the social aspect and the Moon in Taurus the sweet tastes of life. However Mars in Aries square Jupiter may take the celebrations out of bounds. After all Halloween is a time is a night for mischief of one sort of another.

Note: There are two full Moons this month — the second within one month is known as a Blue Moon!

FAMOUS SCORPIO LADIES: Hilary Clinton, Princess Grace of Monaco, Marla Maples, Madame Marie Curie, Sylvia Plath, Indira Gandhi, Jodie Foster, Whoopie Goldberg, Linda Evans, Scarlett Johansson.

NOTED SCORPIO MALES: Bill Gates, Theodore Roosevelt, Billie Graham, Johnnie Carson, Will Rogers, Pablo Picasso, Kurt Vonnegut, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Sun in Scorpio October 24-November 23

The Sun is ambitious in the sign of Scorpio. Its key phrase is, I DESIRE. It has great determination and staying power. Known for their hard work and loyalty Scorpios make excellent organizers. Scorpios have the courage to excel. They are keen competitors. They can be either saints or sinners — sometimes both in the same lifetime. There are two traits that hold them back — jealousy and control. Scorpios need to “let go, and let God” to be successful in both their professional and personal lives. Like their symbol the Scorpion, they can sting and be a bitter enemy. However, the wise Scorpio will hold back his sarcasm and concentrate on the details at hand. They often are called on to manage other people’s resources and can be successful in banking, insurance and corporate life. Their hunches usually pay off. They make shrewd investors and seldom die poor.

Scorpio of the Month: President Theodore Roosevelt

When Theodore Roosevelt served as President from 1901-1901, he kept his horoscope mounted on a chess board in the Oval Office. The President explained to visitors, “I always keep my weather eye on the opposition of my seventh house Moon to my first house Mars.”

This dynamic President was born October 27, 1958 into a wealthy New York family. This is indicated in his natal chart by the Moon in Cancer trine the spiritual planet Neptune in Pisces. He was also fortunate to have planet of wealth, Jupiter, on his ascendant. Roosevelt had the strong will of a Scorpio, but maintained varied interested of Gemini ascendant — politics, history, exploration writing, as well as being a “rough rider.”

He could be impetuous with Mars in Capricorn opposite his Moon in Cancer, but was also known for his bravery. He survived an assassination attempt while giving a speech. True to his masculine image, Roosevelt went on to complete that speech before seeking medical attention.

With his Sun in good aspect to the lucky north node, he was a progressive thinker. No one today doubts that his vision for America was a noble one. Teddy Roosevelt sensed correctly that wildlife and the environment needed to be protected. Of all of his achievements, Roosevelt was the most proud of creating the five national parks

August 31, 2020

September Moon Cycles

September 2 — The full Moon in Pisces can be a time for new ideas with the Moon in good aspect to Uranus. The emphasis is also on romance, relationships, and dreams. Everyone will wish to express their opionion — some logically, others more dramatically. With Venus square Mars and Venus opposite Saturn, the public may feel on edge September 1-5, as emotions peak during the full Moon.

Many feel financially strapped as the energy planet Mars squares Saturn (limitation) on and off from August 15 to October 9. People can’t help but feel some frustration due to coronavirus restrictions. This could bring discord to relationships which now require more attention. Try to be clear in communication and be aware of dynamics of relationships around you. Better yet, take some time for yourself — creative persuits, a good book, or afternoon nap!

September 17 — The new moon in Virgo emphasizes health, organization, and work. The Moon may not be happy in critical Virgo, but it does promote a work ethic. A few may choose to complain, but there is work to be done — just take it one day at a time. If you are feeling uptight, channel nervous energy into cleaning, organizing or a stroll in the park!

Sun in Libra — August 22-September 23

Libras are relationship oriented and enjoy an active social life. They have respect for the law and a desire to please others. Their native intelligence helps them to succeed in life. However, they have long memories and may stuff their feelings. When angry, they are apt to bring up a long laundry list of past complaints.

Often they have a taste for the sweet things of life—the arts, fashion, and, of course, dessert! While Libras love an orderly environment, they dislike all the scrubbing and cleaning it requires. To its credit, Libra more than any sign strives to make the world a more beautiful and peaceful place.

Famous Libra Ladies: Alicia Silverstone, Susan Sarandon, Helen Hayes, Tiffany Trump, Sarah Ferguson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Thatcher, Savannah, Heather Locklear, and Catherine Deneuve, and Hillary Duff, Charlotte Richie, and Jennifer Landon.

Noted Libra Males: President Dwight Eisenhower, President Jimmy Carter, John Lennon, E.E. Cummings, Mahatma Ghandi, Ed Sullivan, Paul Simon, Elliot Gould, Matt Damon, Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, and Nick Cannon.

Libra of the Month: John Lennon

John Lennon was a deep thinker. He was born October 9, 1940 at 6:30 p.m. in Liverpool, England. The songwriter rose to worldwide fame as a founder member of rock group the Beatles. In 1969, he started the Plastic Ono Band with his second wife, Yoko Ono. The two became celebrities for their anti-war movement in the late 1960s. Sadly, his life was cut short on December 8, 1980 when he was murdered outside the Dakota, his apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

Lennon may have had a brief life, but a prolific one. He had his Sun in Libra, a sign of relationships and the arts. His Moon was in the humanitarian sign of Aquarius. With a Libra ascendant, he enjoyed music, art, and intellectual pursuits. Venus the ruler of his horoscope was in the perfectionist sign of Virgo. His Sun in the twelth house also indicated a need for privacy. In his last years, he chose to be a “hands on” father to his son Sean. Perhaps he sensed that they would have few years together.

With his Moon in the sign of Scorpio, Lennon was quite intuitive and a deep thinker. He could be restless with Mercury opposite. Jupiter in Taurus. While interested in Eastern thought, he led a life of material pleasures. If he had lived longer, the world would have been a better place. John Lennon truly believed that one day “the world will live as one.”

August 1, 2020

August Moon Cycles

August 3 — The full Moon in Aquarius creates a desire for social interactions and political change. People are more on edge as this Moon is full of surprises. Just when you think things are going smoothly, you have to adjust your plans. With the Moon square Uranus (planet of change), try to remain flexible and openminded. Even with social distancing, make time for friends, exercise, and spiritual practices. As for starting new projects, wait for the new Moon.

August 19 — The day begins with the new Moon in Leo sign of romance, children, and celebrations. The new Moon is a good time to start new projects as your energy is revitalized. During the next two weeks, the Sun, Moon and Mercury all make positive aspects to Mars (energy). People seem happier. Students just want to enjoy the last days of summer vacation. With schools opening—on ground or distance learning--parents are busy getting ready for a new school year. Even the stock market will show more confidence, as stock prices are likley to rise August into September.

Sun in Virgo — August 22-September 23

The Sun is in the house of service in Virgo. It is the sign of perfectionists. Their key phrase is, “I analyze”. Quiet Virgo can surprise you the day the boss is out by their vast knowledge and capable nature. With their analytical mind, they are drawn to science, medicine and computers — all run by logic. Known for their patience, they make hard-working doctors and nurses — but may lack warmth. Perhaps Virgos wouldn’t be so “picky”, if they didn’t do so much picking up after others.

Their symbol is the virgin lying on her side with a sheath of grain in her hand. The virgin stands for purity and the sheath of wheat is wisdom gleaned from experience. Virgos are very discriminating in romance and may marry later. True to their symbol, they value hard work and may have a tendency to overwork. Ruled by Mercury, they enjoy pursuits of the mind. They can also worry needlessly. If afflicted, they can be high-strung and may be prone to ulcers as they hold emotions in. If well-aspected, Virgos make excellent organizers, health care praticitoners, and public servants.

Virgo of the Month: Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson, was born on August 29, 1958 at 12:09 p.m. in Gary Indiana. Dubbed the “King of Pop,” Jackson was known as America’s greatest entertainer. Born the seventh of nine children, he started perfroming at age six in the Jackson Fve. By the time Michael was eleven the group had won six Gold Records. Jackson’s album, “Thriller” sold 23 million copies.

Michael Jackson’s horoscope indicated the ability for big success with his Sun in Virgo combined with the planet of big money—Pluto. With hisl Sun in the hard working sign of Virgo and his Moon is in the artistic sign of Pisces, he had two sides to his personality.. Since he was born under a full Moon, he was bound to attaract attention. The Moon (emotions) was square to Saturn which indicated early childhood stresses. He never felt loved by his father who was a stict disciplinarian. With Venus making a positve aspect to Saturn, Jackson worked hard for his success. However Mercury in negarive aspect to Mars, made the entertainer restless. He was also suspectible to rumors of child molestation which were never proven in court.

He was also born with five planets in his sixth house of work—Uranus, Venus, and Mercury in Leo, the sign of the artist and Sun and Pluto in the sign of perfection—Virgo. His life was dominated by a strong creatve drive as well as an obsession with perfecting his appearance. His one character flaw was an over-active mind due to Mars making a square to Mercury. He literally could not shut down his thoughts — even at night. He needed anti-anxiety medication and relied on propofol (an anesthtic) to go to sleep. This lead to cardiac arrest on June 25, 2009. His three children — Paris, Michael Junior, and Prince — lost their devoted father and the world a gifted entertainer. However, if there is a heaven, Michael Jackson is still on stage!

July 1, 2020

July Moon Cycles

July 5 — The full Moon in Capricorn is usually a sober Moon. With July 5 Full Moon trine Uranus, people want to celebrate—but without the chaos. This full Moon is made stronger by a lunar eclipse which is on the United States Sun (status). Events during the next two weeks may well tarnish the nation’s image and history.

Since the eclipse is opposite Mercury (communications), don’t let old emotions spoil the day. Take time to be with family and friends—even if it is just in your own backyard. Keep an optimistic attitude. Use your intuition which is heighten by Mercury in good aspect to Uranus. Happy Fourth of July weekend!

July 20 — The New Moon in Cancer is opposite Saturn. Ordinarily the Moon in Cancer favors home and the United States, a Cancer nation. However the opposition to Saturn, (law and order) may bring more restrictions. Everyone needs a break. Slow down, focus on the basics, and take five. This is not a good time to challenge authority.

With concerns about the coronavirus, public officials will be on-guard to protect its citizens, Watch for more events to be cancelled. Also with Mars (energy) squaring Mercury (travel), it is not the best time for long-distance trips. Everything will take more time and patience. If you must visit out of state, leave early, allow for delays, and avoid crowds. Better yet, enjoy a summer breeze by the ocean, lake or pool.

Sun in Leo — July 23 to August 21

FAMOUS LEO LADIES: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Martha Stewart, Lucille Ball, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Jennifer Lawrence, and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, Hillary Swank, and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.

NOTED LEO MALES: Presidents: Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Tom Brady, Joe Jonas, Robert Redford, Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman, Mick Jagger, Isaac Hayes, and Woody Harrelson, and Napoleon.

Leos like to be in charge. Their key words are “I will.” They may excel in management, entertainment or sports. Leos like to party and often make better hosts than guests. They are generous to a fault, but have a quick temper when not appreciated. Like their symbol, the lion, they have a loud roar and refuse to be ignored. They also love their lair and are known to lounge. Like the king of the jungle, they are born to rule, taking great pride in their accomplishments.

Ruled by the Sun, status is important. They prefer center-stage. Leos also like to bask in the Sun. Since the sign rules the back and heart, these may present problems if afflicted. When their authority is challenged, their fixed nature becomes apparent. Napoleon shows the determination of the sign, Martha Stewart, its innate good taste, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Leo’s love of luxury.

Leo of the Month: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Meghan Markle, the wife of Prince Harry was born on August 4th, 1981, 4:46 am at Canoga Park, California. She has her Sun in the royal sign of Leo and her Moon in the relationship sign of Libra. Marriage is very important to her, but she wants it on her terms. Her tie with Prince Harry is a strong one due to her Venus (love) on Prince Harry’s Sun (self). She makes him happy!

How do their charts compare? Meghan, is a Leo with a Cancer rising and Libra moon; and Harry, is a Virgo with a Capricorn rising and Taurus moon. Their biggest challenge will be where to live. Meghan prefers to be in the spotlight with her Moon in Libra, while Harry prefers to stay home. He may well long for friends and family in England. They may be emotionally opposite but both want the marriage to work. Once settled in Canada, it likely that the couple will announce that Meghan is pregnant with their second child.

June 3, 2020

June Moon Cycles

June 5 — The full Moon in Sagittarius is the first of three consecutive eclipses. It is unusual to have three eclipses in a row. Since eclipses effect nations more than individuals, events that take place in June and July 2020 will have long-lasting effects on our country. With eclipses occurring June 5, June 20 and July 5, discord in major US cities is likely to continue through early August when cooler heads prevail.

When the Moon is in Sagittarius, people are apt to express their opinions openly. Watch for the public to react swiftly and with the Moon in adverse aspect to Mars, tempers flare. This is not a good time to confront others. Try to maintain social and emotional distance. Be patient with yourself and others.

The Moon also makes an opposition to Venus which can make everyone feel a bit lazy. Enjoy the slower pace, but do not put off essential tasks. That said, people will welcome the opportunity to get out this month—even it is just to the grocery store. With four planets—Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto retrograde this month, changes are made slowly. Mercury goes retrograde June 18th until July 12, review all bills carefully, and avoid major purchases such as cars, computers or appliances. If you have to sign a contract, be sure to read the fine print!

June 21 — The new Moon is in Cancer is the official start of summer. Since the Moon rules the home-loving sign of Cancer, it brings out the desire to be closer to family. Now is the time for backyard projects, gardening and family get-togethers. Use the new Moon energy to spruce-up your home, organize books and closets, refurbish the office, or try a new recipe.

Usually this is a busy travel period, however the annual solar eclipse may put a damper no travel due to difficult aspects to Saturn (planet of restriction). People will have to rethink social plans and make adjustments as a cautious attitude prevails. Both coronavirus pandemic and continued unrest in the cities remain on the forefront of everyone’s mind. Continue to maintain social distance and keep aflexible attitude for the next two weeks. Creativity and intuition are heightened with Mars (energy) conjunct Neptune (inspiration). Best advice: dream a little and relax a lot!

Sun in Cancer — June 21 to July 22

FAMOUS CANCER LADIES: Princess Diana, Meryl Streep, Linda Ronstadt, Natalie Wood, Selena Gomez, Kristin Bell, and Lindsay Lohan.

NOTED CANCER MALES: President George W. Bush, Tom Cruise, Kevin Hart, Tom Hanks, Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford, and Daniel Radcliffe.

The Sun in its midnight position in Cancer — giving the sign a penchant for seclusion. Its key phrase is “I feel.” Cancers love Mom, home, and apple pie. They collect everything from antiques to kick knacks--and love a bargain!

Ruled by the Moon, Cancers can be moody. Their intuition is strong. If well aspected, they are ahead of the trends. Moon children often like to work in retail or real estate and are good business people. Since Cancer rules the stomach, they are often good cook. Cancer men make the best chefs!

Cancer of the Month: Princess Diana

Princess Diana was born on July 1, 1961 in Norfolk, England. With her Sun in Cancer, she exuded warmth. Diana also had a sparkle with playful Sagittarius as her rising sign. She loved attention! People with a Sagittarius ascendant can also have a serious philosophical side. The princess was known to have an interest in the occult. She felt she may have been a nun in a past life.

Diana was destined to marry well — Sun in the seventh house of marriage making a trine to Neptune in the tenth house of status. This combination also made Diana extremely photogenic. When she married Prince Charles on July 29th, 1981, the wedding was watched by 750 million people worldwide.

With her in Taurus, Diana wanted a traditional marriage focused on a stable family. She was a bit of a romantic — her Venus in the fifth house of romance and children. A “hands-on” mother who believed that “Hugs can do great amounts of good — especially for children.” With her Moon in the emotionally independent sign of Aquarius, Diana was not afraid to break with royal protocol by taking William and Harry to public amusement parks. As Prince Harry commented, she was “the best mum in the world.”

Her Aquarius Moon made her — “the people’s Princess.” Lady Di seemed to be loved by everyone — except Prince Charles. Sadly Venus, the planet of love was square to Uranus, planet of change. While her marriage to Prince Charles ended in divorce, she seemed to be well on her way to a second marriage. According to her astrologer, Debbie Frank, the horoscopes of Dodi Fayed and Diana were compatible.

Two weeks before her untimely death, Debi Frank told Diana, there was an eclipse in her chart. The princess who was very much in love was sure that the eclipse would bring a positive event. Indeed eclipses were turning points in the life of Princess Diana. Her son William was born on an eclipse and her divorce from Prince Charles was announced on a lunar eclipse. Sadly this eclipse foretold another turning point — death. Just after midnight on August 31, 1997, Diana and her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed were killed in a Paris tunnel.

Diana’s greatest gift was her charity. Two months before she died, she raised 3.25 million dollars for AIDS from the sale of her elegant and iconic dresses. Soon after her death, an estimated $1 billion in donations poured into the Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial Fund.

Her legacy for her William and Harry? “I want my boys to have an understanding of people's emotions, their insecurities, people's distress, and their hopes and dreams.” Princess Diana would be proud of Prince William and Prince Harry who have kept their mother’s spirit alive by supporting her favorite charities.

May 4, 2020

May Moon Cycles

May 7-The full Moon in Scorpio highlights hidden aspects of life—the occult, secrets, and death. Our condolences go out to those who have lost friends and neighbors to the coronavirus. During this difficult period for the United States, people are want reassurance and hope. Moon makes a trine inspirational planet Neptune. Finally in May, the public ruled by the Moon feels a ray of hope as the Moon makes a good aspect to Neptune in the compassionate sign of Pisces. People sense correctly there be better days ahead—even with social distancing.

For Buddhists world-wide, the first full Moon in May is a time for celebrating Buddha who gained enlightenment during the full Moon in May. According to the Buddha, “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.” Inner life, reflection, and meditation are therefore highlighted during this full Moon.

Slow economy continues on the national level with Saturn which rules government in retrograde (backward motion) from May 11- September 29. Real estate market, banking system, and government agencies feel the pinch. With the current financial limitations, take time to evaluate purchases. Ask yourself, “Do I really need to buy this or do I simply desire it?”

Best days for travel this month Mother’s day weekend when Mercury make good aspects to the lucky planet Jupiter and Pluto. The following weekend May 15-17, the Sun makes good aspects to Jupiter and Pluto, which indicates a more positive mood. Both weekends highlight social events, and travel as permitted. If travel restriction remain in place--enjoy nature in your back yard or neighborhood park.

May 22 New Moon in Gemini highlights all forms of communication. This is a time for learning. If you have not read a book on psychology or finance lately, now may be a good time to pick one up. Also, keep your hands busy with a home project or puttering in the garden. In any event, beware of scams. With Mercury and Venus both square Neptune (planet of illusion) things may not be as rosy or bleak as they are portrayed in the media. When people don’t know what to believe, they are more susceptible to fake news. With Mars squaring the Moon, everyone seems impatient. There is still confusion as the government cannot give firm dates for opening up the economy. Watch May 21-27 for news on lifting restrictions on travel and commerce.

With the Moon is good aspect to Saturn, make it a point to review all financial information, organize home and office, and maintain calm. Long-term achievement comes from small but positive changes in attitude and work ethic. People in authority reward those who work hard and remain loyal.

Gemini — May 21 to June 20

NOTED GEMINI MALES: Arthur Conan Doyle, Michael J. Fox, John F. Kennedy, Bob Dylan, Walt Whitman, John Wayne, Liam Neeson, and Johnny Depp.

FAMOUS GEMINI LADIES: Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Wynonna Judd, Alice Bailey, Queen Victoria, Alice Bailey, Ally Sheedy, Isabella Rossellini, and Kate Upton.

The Sun brightens in Gemini. Its key phrase is, I THINK. Geminis are natural communicators and can make excellent teachers, researchers, and sales personnel. They have a love of short distant travel. Known for their quick smiles and wit, they make good travel companions and always enjoy a change of pace. However, they do have trouble sitting still and may get bored easily. In order to be successful, Geminis need to learn to concentrate on one thing at a time.

Gemini of the Month: President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump is a Gemini, born June 14, 1946 at 10:54 a.m. in Jamaica NY. His Sun in the versatile sign of Gemini is at the top of the chart in the tenth house of status and leadership. It is next to the dynamic planet Uranus, so he is sure to attract attention wherever he goes. Even more so, because he was also born during a full Moon in Sagittarius, the sign of candor. His noble Leo ascendant gives a fiery disposition. With Mercury (communication) square Neptune (illusion), he can be very sensitive to criticism--however well-intentioned. Quick to respond, his roar may be worse than his bite. His softer side is evident in his Venus (love) in Cancer (family). He truly values family and is generous to those he loves.

Right now the President is under a tremendous amount of stress with the unexpected coronavirus outbreak. Sadly the pressure is not likely to go away any time soon. Astrologically, the transit of Pluto (the planet of pandemics) is opposite his Venus (public affairs) which is next to his Saturn (the planet of responsibility) in 11th house of groups. It seems no matter how he handles the crisis he is criticized. These issues will have to be dealt with on and off through spring of 2021 when a vaccine and better treatment for virus are in place.

Meanwhile the President must watch his own health. Rest, diet, and exercise are needed with some relief by May. However, more stressors to follow mid-June to early July. Any attempts at character assassination will not last long. Lucky Jupiter is on his 7th house ruling the public just in time for the Republican Convention.

April 1, 2020

April Moon Cycles

People born from April 20 to May 20 are under the sign of Taurus. The Sun is more restrained in Taurus, releasing its rays slowly. This gives longevity to the sign. Possessive by nature, they are the stewards of the zodiac. Taurus is noted for loyalty and staying power. Much like their symbol, the bull, Taurus natives are capable of great strength and just like a bull great anger if you wave a red flag in front of them. Many a Taurus is known for his or her thrift and financial success. In order to have lasting success, they need to be more flexible, willing to seek new methods when the old order is not working. Ruled by Venus, Taurus can also have an eye for beauty and the luxuries of life.

FAMOUS TAURUS LADIES: Queen Elizabeth, Florence Nightingale, Shirley Temple, Traci Lords, Candice Bergen, Barbra Streisand, Jessica Lange, Megan Fox, Cate Blanchett, and Tina Fey.

NOTED TAURUS MALES: George Clooney, Harry Truman, Rudolf Valentino, Mike Wallace, Ulysses S. Grant, Al Pacino, Dwayne Johnson, Robert Pattinson, and Dr. J. Allen Hynek.

April 7 Full Moon at 18 Libra 43 should favor social gatherings: however, with the coronavirus, this is unlikely. Yet even in isolation, people will be communicating and sharing with friends and family—be it by phone or Skype. Mars now Aquarius places emphasis on squarely on technology. However the energy planet goes into over-drive as it make a stress aspect to Uranus. For some it increases fear --for other it is a call to action. With Jupiter in Capricorn there is a powerful desire to return to work. For many Americans this may not be possible until May.

With Venus in Gemini, Americans are learning to embrace technology (Gemini). Venus (love) also makes good aspects to Mars (action) and Saturn (responsibility) in the idealistic sign of Aquarius. Teachers are keeping their students informed with distance learning; while parents are home-schooling. Even grandparents are reading to their grandchildren via Skype. Everyone is pitching in!

April 22 ~ New Moon at 3 Taurus 24 begins late in the day at 10:25 p.m. It is close the Uranus, the planet of sudden change. What could possibly go wrong next? The government is under pressure to make things happen—yet resources and knowledge remain limited. There may be more restlessness in the cities—as people demand quicker services and medical assistance. Everyone is beginning to feel the restrictions from the coronavirus. With the Moon in adverse aspect to Saturn, there is a tendency to be weighed down by new limitations and responsibilities.

The best way to avoid more tragedies from the pandemic is to remain calm, avoid crowded spaces, and follow sensible guidelines to protect yourself and those you love. Help is on the way with Jupiter (wealth) close to Pluto (big business). Meanwhile, take travels of the mind by reading a book on Kindle or watching a funny movie on television, or listen to an astrology talk on YouTube.

Taurus of the Month: Dr. J. Allen Hynek

Do UFOs really exist? The scientist who came closest to answering that question was Dr. Josef Allen Hynek. He was born to Czech parents on May 1, 1910 at 8:40 p.m. in Chicago, Illinois. The astronomer, professor and ufologist was known for his brilliant mind (Mercury in Gemini trine Jupiter in Libra.).The father five had is Sun in the home-loving sign of Taurus with an ascendant in the restless sign of Sagittarius. According to his children their famous father was a frequent traveler. When he was home, he was a loving husband to his wife Mimi and caring father to their children.

His independent Moon in Aquarius served him well as a researcher. Hynek acted as scientific adviser to UFO studies undertaken by the U.S. Air Force. He also conducted his own research on trace evidence which was said to be left by UFOs. Dr. Hynek is best remembered for Project Blue Book, United States Air Force research conducted between 1952 and 1969. According to Hynek’s son Paul, his father at first “actively debunked reports for the air force—but eventually took them very seriously.” Fifty years later in January 21, 2019, the History Channel dramatized Project Blue Book into a popular series. Irish actor Adien Gillen portrays Hynek as a scientist who tried his best to discover the truth about UFOs.

March 3, 2020

March Moon Cycles

FAMOUS ARIES LADIES: Lady Gaga, Emma Watson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gloria Steinem, Billie Holiday, Mariah Carey, Betty Ford, Reese Witherspoon, Bette Davis, and Nancy Pelosi.

NOTED ARIES MALES: Alec Baldwin, Thomas Jefferson, Marlon Brando, Harry Houdini, Warren Beatty, Eddie Murphy, Quentin Tarantino, Tennessee Williams, and Elton John.

March 9 ~ Full Moon at 19 Virgo favors diet, exercise, and all things healthy. If you haven’t been eating your five servings of vegetables, now is a good time to start eating healthy.

That said, people are apt to be more emotional than usual with Neptune opposite the Moon. Try not to let your full Moon imagination go wild. Be clear and honest about your motives.

Even if people do not agree with you, they will respect your integrity. With Jupiter (travel) trine the full Moon, people will be out and about taking care of business and professional advancement. In addition, the optimism of Jupiter (faith) with Neptune (the cosmic planet), is sure increase kindness and spiritual pursuits.

March 24 ~ New Moon at 4 Aries favors new beginnings. Spring started just before the New Moon on March 20th. People are now ready to plant their gardens, travel, or throw a party. With Venus (personal love) in its own sign of Taurus making good aspects to Neptune (cosmic love), everyone seems friendlier. Jupiter (the lucky planet) joins Pluto (big business), and Mars (action) in the practical sign of Capricorn. The stock market is likely to rebound from February correction, but businesses remain cautious.

Aries of the Month: Gloria Steinem

Who said, “Men should think twice before making widowhood woman's only path to power.”?

Answer: Feminist, Gloria Steinem, born March 25, 1934 at 10 p.m. in Toledo, Ohio. With a Sun in the fire sign of Aries and Moon in another fire sign, Leo, she knows her own mind. Her determination is further strengthened by a Scorpio ascendant and a strong Mars in Aries. Ms. Steinem has been a tireless champion for women’s rights since the 1960s. In 1972, she cofounded Ms Magazine. She is also known for her warmth, inexhaustible energy, and sense of humor (Mercury in Pisces).

Her humanitarian spirit is shown by Venus in Aquarius, the sign of brotherhood and sisterhood, In 2012 Gloria Steinem was honored with the Humanist of the Year award from the American Humanist Association. After the recent conviction of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, Steinem saluted “the courage of brave and diverse girls and women who have dared to tell the truth.”

February 1, 2020

February Moon Cycles

FAMOUS AQUARIAN LADIES: Cybil Shepherd, Eartha Kitt, Molly Ringwald, Mia Farrow, Christie Brinkley, Paris Hilton, Jennifer Aniston, Elizabeth Banks, Emily Blunt, Evangeline Adams, and Betty Friedan.

NOTED AQUARIAN MALES: Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Charles Dickens, James Dean, Kurt Cobain, James Hoffa, Clark Gable, Paul Newman and Burt Reynolds.

Aquarians thrive on change. Their humanitarian spirit attracts friends from all walks of life and many friends of both sexes. Drawn to the unusual, they may explore the occult and astrology. Aquarius is one air sign who needs its freedom. Aquarians are drawn to group associations and can be idealistic. Since they are a fixed sign, they may show a stubborn streak. However, they make loyal and tolerant friends.

February 9 ~ Full Moon 20 at 0º Leo at 2:33 a.m. EST favors friends, romance, and group activities. With a helpful aspect to Mars in Sagittarius, people are ready to forge ahead. Passion is in the air! Show your affections with a Valentine’s card, a home-cooked meal or a weekend trip. The important thing is to spend time together. As with any full Moon, keep your emotions and temper in check!

February 23 ~ New Moon at 4º 29’ Pisces, 10:31 a.m. EST favors imagination, meditation, and creativity. Take time to decorate, refresh, and rejuvenate. Positive aspects to the Nodes and Moon (intuition) and Uranus (planet of change) provide insight into important aspects of life. With Mars in the organized sign of Capricorn making a beneficial aspect to Uranus in hard-working Taurus, it is a good time to deal with business, taxes, and improving efficiency.

Aquarius of the Month: Mia Farrow

Mia Farrow was born on February 9, 1945 at 11:27 a.m. in Lost Angeles California. She was the third of seven children born to actress Maureen O’Sullivan and director John Farrow. She has appeared in more than 50 films including Rosemary’s Baby and The Great Gatsby. She was won numerous awards, including a Golden Globe Award, The actress is also known for her humanitarian work. The mother of four has adopted ten additional children and has been a Goodwill Ambassador.

Her beauty is indicated by a Taurus ascendant. Venus the ruler of her chart is in the fiery sign of Aries in excellent aspect to Pluto. She seemed destined to be an actress. However with a Moon in Capricorn conjunct her karmic south node with a difficult aspect to Neptune, Mia’s childhood had many stressors. She had much to endure a bout with polio at nine, the death of her brother in plane crash four years later, and her father’s early death at 59.

In 1968, Mia visited India to learn meditation from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. She was disappointed by the guru’s advances, and returned to Mexico to obtain a divorce from her first husband, Frank Sinatra. She then married Andre Previn with whom she had three children. Later she had a son with Woody Allen. The couple had an explosive break-up when Mia found sexy pictures that Allen had taken of her adopted daughter Soon Yi whom Allen married in 1997.

Following her 1992 split with Woody Allen, Mia has rebuilt her life. A devout Catholic, her faith and a stoic Moon in Capricorn has helped her to cope with the tragic deaths of three of her adopted children Tam (2000), Lark (2008) and Thaddeus (2017). On a happier note, her son with Woody Allen, Ronan Farrow, is also a champion of human rights. In 2018, he won a Pulitzer Prize for public service for his articles based #metoo movement.

January 4, 2020

Sun in Capricorn December 22-January 19

The Sun is at its zenith in the natural zodiac in the sign of Capricorn. This earth sign seeks recognition and status. Career is important to both males and females. Serious, hard-working, and thorough, they have natural executive ability. They may even schedule vacations around work. They need to worry less about details and learn to relax between assignments if they want to enjoy their trip to the top. Like their symbol, the sea-goat, they may take three steps forward and two steps back in life. However, they will succeed because of their focused energy where many others give up. They usually thrive on hard work and will stay with challenges. Their key phrase is, I USE. As they age, they may learn to lighten up. Born with old heads on young shoulders, they are one sign that may seem to grow younger.

FAMOUS CAPRICORN FEMALES: Kate Moss, Kate Middleton, Mary Tyler Moore, Janis Joplin, Joan Baez, Erin Gray, Dolly Parton, Diane Sawyer, Loretta Young and Marlene Dietrich.

NOTED CAPRICORN MALES: Bradley Cooper, Nicolas Cage, Elvis Presley, Jeff Bezos, Denzel Washington, Woodrow Wilson, J. Edgar Hoover, Pablo Casals, Albert Schweitzer, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Paramanhansa Yogananda

Capricorn of the Month: Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935 to a young couple, Vernon and Gladys Presley, in Tupelo, Mississippi. He was their only child—his twin brother was dead at birth. As a boy, Elvis sang in the church gospel choir. The hip-wiggling pop star had a Sagittarius ascendant which gave him a confident and restless nature which covered his more conservative Sun in Capricorn and intuitive, artistic Moon in Pisces. His singing success is indicated by three planet Sun (power). Mercury (communication, and Venus (artistic ability) and the lucky north node in the second house which represents the voice. These planets opposite Pluto made the singer compulsive in behavior. They also make an adverse aspect to Uranus in the fifty house love affairs and pleasure. The singer was known for over-eating, indulging in drugs and many love affairs.

Despite his flaws, Elvis Presley was loved by millions for his exceptional talent is also indicated by the Sun making a trine to musical Neptune-plus a positive aspect to Jupiter in the sexy sign of Scorpio. No wonder Presley’s career took off with songs like All Shook Up, Hound Dog, Heartbreak Hotel, Jailhouse Rock, Love Me Tender, and Blue Suede Shoes. At 21, he was drafted into the peace-time Army. And was shipped to West Germany where he met his future wife fourteen-year-old Priscilla. Their marriage lasted from 1967 to 1973 and produced their daughter Lisa Marie. His horoscope indicates two marriages due Gemini on the seventh house of marriage. At the time of his death, he was engaged to Ginger Alden. Over the years, fame took its toll on the King of Pop, and he began taking more and more drugs which lead to cardiac arrest at age 42 on August 16, 1977.

January Moon Cycles

Full Moon January 10, 2020 20º Capricorn 2:21 p.m. EST

The full Moon is in the home-loving sign of Cancer. However it is opposite Mercury, Pluto, and Saturn in stern Capricorn. This Moon opposite the Sun at lunar eclipse is a supercharged full Moon which will super-charge emotions at home as well as in the public arena. People are apt to be discouraged as political opinions and family members become more polarized. If discord continues, it will put a damper on gatherings during the full Moon. However, a fortunate aspect the spiritual planet Neptune will provide some much-needed hope and inspiration. Make some New Year’s resolutions to improve your health, read a biography of someone you admire, or start a gratitude journal. There is much to be put right in the world—but it all starts with you!

New Moon January 24 ~ 4° Aquarius 21’ at 4:41 P.M. EST

The New Moon in the evening of January 24 is in Aquarius, the sign of friends. Relationships may feel the pinch of the Moon square to Uranus. It is best to remain flexible and keep an even mind. The love planet Venus is in the independent sign of Sagittarius make an adverse aspect to Mars in gentle Pisces, so it is wise to focus on changing yourself rather than trying to remake others. Fortunately, Venus in good aspect to Jupiter favors travel (if well-organized) and shopping (in moderation) for luxury items. This is a good time to decorate home or office.


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