Happy September!!
 
Happy Autumn!
 
Happy Birthday Virgo!!
 
The autumn sun shines from silvery Virgo, the celestial gardener, at 4 degrees. 
 
The stars of Virgo include Who Shall Come Down, the Branch Who Comes, Who is The Deliverer,  Seed of Corn (Spica), Who Shall Have Dominion, Gloriously Beautiful, and Who Carries.  The Ancients considered that the stellar year began with this sign, which championed motherhood, agriculture, and the feeding of the masses.  Hmmm...who else does that sound like???
 
Today the sun rises as a jewel against the stars of Beautiful Coma, the Desired One. These stars are actually the splendid tail of Leo the Lion!!  The individual names for these stars include The Longed For, The Desired, The Coming One.  Those people and relationships born under these stars are alert, ingenious, perceptive, studious, and forceful of personality.  The wise and prudent will consider her actions and issues through this lens.  The daily lights, calculated from real time at sunrise on the Pacific coast, for Thursday 21 September 2017 
 

The moon dances away from the sun, both in the sign of the celestial gardener.  With the moon in Virgo we are analytical on details, fussy, worried over small stuff, and committed completely to the service of humanity.  It is in this sign that we can really shine!  Not the time for selfishness!  Special care must be taken of the digestive tract now, as this is at it's most vulnerable at this transit.  Recall, 'touch not with iron those parts of the body resided by the moon.'  You won't die if you have a gastric bypass now, but you won't heal as rapidly and recover as fully, either.

Today is full of new insights being pointed out to us in the oddest of ways, beginning early this morning and at a high point at 10 AM Pacific, 1 PM eastern time.  Let's pay attention, Star Travelers!   
 
Nice night!
 
 
Feisty Mars is in a confrontational aspect toward Neptune, and this can lead us a tricky dance through the 25th of September.  Mars is no-nonsense, and Neptune is all blather.  Mars is also direct, impulsive, explosive, and Neptune is all about gas, the pervasive, the shape-shifter, the amorphous.  We may feel as if we absolutely must confront an issue, or state our case, or speak Truth to power.  Let's watch our language for the slightest hint of inflammatory rhetoric, which never becomes a Messenger.  We can take maximum advantage of this by calling out our addictions, our bad habits, our victim-consciousness, and telling it the cold hard truth.
 
 
Our inner fires are bright through next Monday the 25th, though the flaming rhetoric dies down after tomorrow.  
 
 
Autumn will arrive with the fall equinox at 1 02 PM Pacific, 4 02 PM eastern time.  
 
 
 
As Christian knights on quest for the True Cross, the Great Work, or the Holy Grail, the Virgo knight casts a discerning eye on his surroundings and environs, watches what is served at table is the freshest and the finest, and keeps everything working like clockwork!   Virgo is a natural healer, an empath, drawn to the yellow-green energies which circulate through the ambient.   A Virgo knight knows the intricacies and powers of this energy to help release toxins from the body as well as from the thoughts.  The steadfast Virgo heart is the repository of many secret confessions!  The pristine character and principle of Virgo keep all secrets safe as if they were planted in the ground like a secret seed.
 
When anyone, but a Virgo in particular, feels resistant to change, or a lacking of ability to adapt, the answer is lime aide!  Too many negative thoughts, and the yellow-green vibration helps recycle the stinky energy into the soil, freeing the mind toward more positive thinking.
 
Rosemary and eucalyptus oils can be applied to candles, sachets, or any colorfast surface to create an atmosphere of balance, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.  Green and yellow foods in combination, like corn and okra, will aid the digestive system.
 
Mercury, the orb of communication and ideas, our thinking process, roars and pounces ahead in Leo.  We are all about furthering our family matters, making ourselves and our posse look good.   
The phantom moon Vulcan sprints into Virgo, making us aware of the minutia.  Let's be careful not to start a chain reaction!!! 
 
Venus, the charmer of the heavens, slowly carries on through Cancer, where we tend to cocoon and canoodle at home.  Venus doesn't do well under a Virgo sun, unless we apply our creative energy toward the comfort and welfare of others around us.
 
We may notice a boost of energy and inner fire when it comes right down to it; we may be feeling very protective of our cubs and lambs now too. Mighty Mars is moving through golden Leo, and we know how cats are about kittens!  Our Christian brothers may consider their part in birth control now too. 
 
Mars is in harsh aspect to Neptune until the 25th of September, and we may feel as if we absolutely must confront an issue, or state our case, or speak Truth to power.  Let's watch our language for the slightest hint of inflammatory rhetoric, which never becomes a Messenger
 
Mars is also in a confrontational aspect toward Neptune, and this can lead us a tricky dance.  Mars is no-nonsense, and Neptune is all blather.  Mars is also direct, impulsive, explosive, and Neptune is all about gas, the pervasive, the shape-shifter, the amorphous.  We can take maximum advantage of this by calling out our addictions, our bad habits, our victim-consciousness, and telling it the cold hard truth.
 
 
Mighty, benevolent Jupiter, now in Libra, enhances and expands all that is elegant, refined, sweetly harmonious and charming.  What a year we have ahead!  We can look forward to the end of this month, as right now Jupiter is making a hard case against Uranus in Aries.  We will find many impossible, ridiculous excuses and delays and snarls pop up, and melt away, without our having to do much more than say, 'boo!'.  The Magnifier of the solar family brings more solutions than problems, and in Libra, lays the groundwork for happy new relationships and improvements on the old ones.  The snarl with Uranus will pass by the 30th of this month.  
 
 

Saturn, the karmic planet, in the karmic sign of Scorpio, is giving us some breathing space.  His hidden gifts include the allowance of time to think before facing our most stubborn and iron obstacles.  Stalwart Saturn, at his best, can steady all the wild sky horses with sober calm, turning their tricks into reigns to guide our own inner drives with a more mature hand.  Now is the time to pay attention to the eldest, wisest, and most noble of our friends and family with real regard for what they think, not just about us but about how things are shaping up in general. 

Saturn will reached the karmic 29th degree again on October 25th.  What we don't make up for this summer, we find waiting for us in late fall.  On the 5th of November Saturn will teeter at 0 degrees Sagittarius,  till the 15th, giving us plenty of time to discover the Truth and the truth, which will out, no matter what is shading it. 

 

Uranus, the cosmic hand grenade, is exploding through Aries the Spring Lamb in soccer style, backwards.  Sports, military maneuvers, policing issues and leadership opportunities seem to materialize out of the air, and demand immediate action.  Let's be ready to think on our feet, Star Travelers!   This can be a fun time full of exploration, innovation, experimentation.
 
Jupiters opposition to Uranus magnifies our opportunities for changes.
 
 
 
Neptune retrograde in Aquarius, the sign of ideas, brotherhood, idealism, and innovation, brings us most of our ideas from the future itself.  We know this intuitively as we know what is about to happen, and bingo! it comes to pass!  This will continue as a trend till late November.  Make wise use of this, a precious gift, Star Travelers!
 
The combined opposition of Mars and Mercury to Neptune affects our daily life in sudden, impulsive ways, and should not be casually dismissed or ignored.  This way lies disaster, murder, suicide and madness.  
 

Pluto, the fateful, fitful energy orb which can open our eyes to what is really there in front of us, is turned about retrograde now, in the sign of true blue Sagittarius till the 28th of September 2017.  Our core beliefs about religion, the law, The Law, education, and foreign affairs will be challenged, turned upside down and inside out, and we are wise to move through slowly to examine our own innards to see what is really going on there.  Sagittarius is the great Truth Seeker.  Let's not disappoint Him! With courage, dignity, and grace, we can refine and now redefine who and what we are, in our inner reality.

 

There are three planets retrograde right now; Malefic Pluto in the Law Giver sign, nebulous Neptune in the sign of Brotherhood, Ka-Boom Uranus in All Ahead Full Aries.  We notice that the laws of the land, the religious sentiment, is not enough and that our travel plans have stalled.  Our interactions, though well intentioned, never work out the way we envision.  Our impulse to forge ahead is cut short, falling to the ground before us.  And now, we can't explain why this is even to ourselves.  Retrogrades are meant to give us time to mull over, plan, think ahead and think again.  If we were fortunate enough to be born during a retrograde phase of any orb, we are in touch with the future of that issue, and can be of enormous help to others who have trouble navigating!! Let's explore!! 

 

The planette which keeps watch on the home fires, Vesta, spins through Virgo, the celestial gardener, much like Vesta herself.  If she doesn't co-rule Virgo, she is at home there certainly!  We may find we really enjoy our alone time now! 

Our spousal planette Juno journeys through Sagittarius, making this a great time to explore our options for the single life.  Juno is almost never happy when alone, or when committed.  Today she may break more than one friendship with a member of the other gender, and we can head her off by staying cool!

Splashing in Pisces is the planette Chiron, our Wounded Healer, retrograde now to go back and fix what needs work on our inner emotional issues with real success when using color, theater, drama, or past life therapy. 

Pallas, the planettary BFF and sister in arms, jumps the hoop in Aries backwards.  This can bring back old friends, enemies, frienemeis, and more.  

The planette Ceres, the cook of the solar system, rests at Home in Cancer, where she revitalizes our kitchen, redecorates, and takes home cooking to a healing level!

 

 

This marks the 10th complete lunation for this year.



Jesus' Teachings on Money



One of the most corrosive quandries we face as American Christians today is that of the, and it's erroneous teachings about money and our attitude toward capitalism.  Jesus Himself was a capitalist.  

The witness of His Own Words provides us with the right attitude on material possessions and our righteous atttitude toward them.  Jesus taught us in story form, anecdotes, or infomercials, so that we might have an ear of understanding.  These stories have more than one level on which we can access His reasoning.  In these passages, Jesus didn't advocate usuery;  He praised a money lender for his work nonetheless.  If Jesus did not approve, He would not have liken our own best behavior to that of a good and faithful servant.

Luke 19:23 Why then didnít you put my money on deposit, so that when I came back, I could have collected it with interest?í


Matthew 15: 26 "His master replied, ĎYou wicked, lazy servant!!  27 Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.

For the Scripture says, "You must not muzzle an ox to keep it from eating as it treads out the grain." And in another place, "Those who work deserve their pay!" I Timothy 5:17-18.

3 John 1:2 "Beloved, I wish above all things that you will prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers." 

 

 

Even He, the Lord of Lords, was accompanied by a group of wealthy women who provided for Him materially. Luke 8: I-3;  JohnThe emergent church and it's communist overtones chooses to ignore these passages because these words do not suit their agenda, just like the Whore of the Many Waters, who only tells part of the story.

 

Many godly Bible characters were wealthy. 

Solomon was the wealthiest man in history; yet observe his conclusion of this matter. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14  

Job was the wealthiest man of his day (Job I: 3) yet when all his wealth was gone, observe his attitude. Job 1:20-22

 

We do not please God by being poor; our relationship with Him is the important part of life.  It is not measured by either abundance or absence of material goods. Nowhere in the Bible does God or Jesus specifically condemn anyone simply for having or not having money.  He always deals with their heart attitude.

Jesus Himself not only participated in festive occasions which included eating and drinking with others (Mt 9:10-11; Mk 2:15), there are times when He hosted parties.  Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding in Cana, he didnít chastise the family for having an expensive feast. Nor did he say, "Just drink water and save your money for the poor."  


He was even called a glutton, a drunkard and a friend of riff-raff (Mt 11:18-19; Lk 7:33- 36).   Jesus entered into joyful celebration with "sinners, taxcollectors, prostitutes and the rabble."

In the parable of the prodigal son, Jesus positively described a lavish feast (Lk 15:22-
23).  

The Gospels repeatedly record Jesus giving thanks for food (i.e., Mt 14:19; 27:26-27).  As the perfect Man, Jesus exemplified grateful enjoyment for Godís bountiful gifts.  He demonstrated that "the religion of gratitude cannot mislead us" (Wordsworth).  Genuine gratitude and enjoyment can coexist with a sacrificial, generous determination to relieve the suffering of others.  (The Apostle Paul echoes this theme in 1 Cor 10:30 and 1 Tim 6:17-18).  

 

The Bible does NOT say that money is the root of all evil, It says... "the LOVE of money is the root of all evil... " I Timothy 6:10.


One of our commandments is to refrain from envy and covetousness, to be content with what Gods provisions for us.  This includes talents, looks, aptitudes, and family background.   All we have been given is a blessing!!  We are not to be ashamed of Gods work or to gainsay His decisions. Psalm 49: 16-17; Exodus 20:17


We are to be content in whatever state we find ourselves, resting in  the LORD JESUS CHRIST Philippians 4:11 Interestingly, Paul wrote these words while in jail!


Let's consider the things which we know from experience money can not buy:

 Wisdom Proverbs 16:16
 A righteous life. Proverbs 28:6; Proverbs 16:8; Psalm 37:16
 A good night's sleep. Ecclesiastes 5:12 
Gods own word. Psalm 119:14, 72, 127
Good health. Luke 8:43
Peace and quiet Ecclesiastes 4:6; Proverbs 15:16; 17:1

Matthew 6: 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

1 Timothy 5:8New International Version (NIV)

8 Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.I Timothy 5:8.

 

 

In 3 John 1:2, John, His beloved disciples, says to us Christians, "Beloved, I wish above all things that you will prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers." 


 

A message to the emergent church from Christ Jesus: Proverbs 11: 1, "A false balance is abomination to the Lord...".Luke 19 12 27




Our Money

     I did warn you that things are definitely looking up!!  I must remark upon the Black Swan event known as the Trump Bump, and take my hat off to a miracle!

     Saturn, the planet of NO!!! teeters on the cusp of the markets sixth house of everyday every day; our daily routine and the things that give our time structure, schedules; of employees, fellow employees, those who work or serve us in some way; health, hygiene, and the way we worry about things, and best of all, small animals and pets.  If we have any investment in these areas, let's take a long long long hard look at our rationale, and maybe consider a further diversification.  Saturn will bounce around till the first of next year on this sensitive cusp, so we have time, the great gift of Saturn, to think, plan, proceed carefully.  As Saturn in Scorpio is a hard sign to understand and navigate, we must all be sure of our own motivations/

    Another of the major factors of which we must be carefully cognizant is Pluto in Sagittarius, retrograde in the sixth house of everyday every day, of employees, of open enemies.  Pluto brings out our zits and boils them to a head, which is necessary for cleanliness and health, and which really hurts and looks disgusting.  Sagittarius is the law and The Law, all thing foreign and foreign to us, and religion, and journeys.  I think you can see what the real root of the matter is here!  The election of Donald Trump, as well as the Brexit was ordained in the world, as are other Black Swan events, the lancing of long stagnant boils.

     Uranus, the wildcard of the zodiac, who goes KA-BOOM! when we least expect it, is sitting at the very top of the markets chart, the House of Glory.  In Aries, the electric blue orb will kick start our ambitions, our gumption and our extremes.  Well it sure has!

     Moving slowly in its folds of dream, Neptune in the eighth house of Aquarius is responsible for all the dire prognostications of the market crashing, burning, dying on the ice and never coming back.  

   Transiting Jupiter is in Libra, in the fourth house of endings, where we sense our way forward..

    Mercury is in Leo, in the second house of making money!  Let's get going while the going is good!!  Forge ahead with a pounce and a bounce!

    Mars is in Leo in the Markets second house of earned income.  All ahead full!!!

    Venus is in Cancer, in the second house of earned income.  We can gather riches now like never before!

    The sun in Virgo in the third house of communication and ideas. We discern!! 





The Future of A Christian Nation

Are we in fact a Christian nation, as denied by a US President?  What is our destiny?  Is New York City actually Babylon??  

      I prefer the Sibley birth chart for the United States, as opposed the more popular 2AM birth time;   the Sibley chart reflects best the history and changes faced by the US through its lifetime.  I also read in real time, thus am using sidereal astrology.  This is the chart.

     The chart reckoned by the tropical seasons is not so much different from the sidereal chart, only inasmuch as it is more detailed, and that detail is eerily accurate!  Both charts indicate our national good humor and optimism, as well as our obsession with sports, especially if that sport involves horses!  Sagittarius rising lets the world know that the USA is a natural cowboy, the icon that most often represents us at our best.  A  restless and freedom loving lot, we respect religion, education, and those who have traveled far in the world;  we won't tolerate being ordered around or talked down to! 

     The sidereal chart shows us to have a Scorpio eagle rising, again, highly accurate for us and for our spiritual reality.  The 20th degree of Scorpio fades into a Sagittarian first house, so there is little difference here, indeed, none to worry us! 

     With Pluto in the second house we know how to make do, make over, remake, and recycle;  we are hardy pioneers who flourish despite the odds.  With this placement we are a bit fixated on money, a little extravagant, and tend to make snap judgments, being quick minded and impatient.  The natural nobility and promise of our Aquarian soul as represented by the moon at 5 degrees of this sign shines our from the third house of The Populace, or We The People.  We desire freedom and liberty for all, whether or not they be our friends.

     We love science and mathematics, big loud machines and anything shiny and fast, says our Uranus in the sixth house of Taurus;  our versatility is proverbial, as is our eccentricity;  we as a nation have real concern for the rest of the globe.   Mars in Taurus lets everyone know we will defend what is ours.  The sun in Gemini imbues us with that duality so noted by foreigners, and keen observers of American culture;  we love what we love, and can put it away from us with an awful disassociation.  We have the sun, Venus, and Jupiter all in a row in Gemini, in the seventh house of Others, proof that we as a nation have unexpected opportunity for exceptional service to others.  Mercury in Cancer shows our patriotism, love of mom and apple pie big enough to be shared by everyone in the neighborhood, just like in Norman Rockwell's art. 

     Even our national reach for the medicine cabinet is here at the top of the chart with Neptune in detriment in Virgo.  Strange dietary fads, our obsession with hygiene, and labor troubles emanate from here, as well as our spiritual faculties, for we are a spiritual people with visions and prophetic dreams.  

     Typically American, we have no planetary ruler;  we are a nation of Laws, and those Laws have limits.
 

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