Monday, November 28, 2005

The Next Grand Adventure! Sagittarius New Moon Dec 2

The New Moon falling in Sagittarius this Friday Dec 2, is the key to an even greater adventure in our lives and in the world picture.

Sagittarius is open spaces, big adventures, high energy, freedom, independence and Big Ideas! Since it's also the sign of Religion, Overseas, Law and Education look to new doors opening in these areas - from new laws introduced to unite countries and people from differing belief systems, to the delivery of more old-world concepts and archaic principles. Sagittarius remember is the sign of the holier-than-tho preacher!

What perfect timing for the movie release of 'The Chronicles of Narnia' on Dec 9 (C.S Lewis it's author was born with a Sagittarius Moon). A story full of Sagittarian principles - independent children, vast open land, the issues of honesty and nobility.

Interestingly enough, the 9th House (Sagittarius House) for Sagittarius itself falls in Leo - and it's no surprise that a LION features strong in this particular adventure. How symbolic.

For those of you who are curious - find Leo in the natural order of houses for your own sign for more tell-tale clues as to your Solar Nature (and where you shine) just as your Leo House in your birth chart is a force of creative power.

For example - for Aries, the natural Leo House is the FIFTH - making Aries ego-oriented, creative, dynamic and fun to be around. For Cancer, the SECOND HOUSE makes Crabs particular about money, good savers and also people who hold on stubbornly to what they value.
For Scorpio, Leo makes the TENTH House - givng Scorpio a craving for power and a natural right to be in control.

Make sense? try it with your own sign to discover more.
Of course the House Sagittarius Falls in will be home to the NEW MOON this Friday - and a new opportunity awaits here. A door opens - or at least you get to see a new one. Freedom. More independence.

Enjoy wherever this next Adventure leads you. Keep an eye out for more dramatic and extravagant Sagittarius goings on this weekend!


Friday, November 25, 2005

Jupiter, Sagittarius, ThanksGiving and more

Did you know that Holidays reflect the seasons they fall in along with the signs?

Take Halloween (Scorpio) with its masks, death, leaves falling, dead pumpkins, gutting one thing to make a new life out of it (Pluto).

Christmas some could say reflects Capricorn the sign it falls under - a sign of materialism ruled by Saturn (think Ebenezer Scrooge).

Easter of course falls at Aries time - a sign of new beginnings, rebirth - eggs, and the infamous 'Lamb of God;' theme (Aries the Ram).

Right now we celebrate Thanksgiving in the States. A full-on Sagittarius JUPITER affair if ever there was one. Did you know it falls on the 3rd Thursday of the month every year.

3 is the Number of Jupiter.

Thursday is Jeudi (in french) = Jupiter's Day.

Did we plan this or is it cosmic coincidence or something more ingrained in our collective conscious.

Sagittarius season where we find ourselves currently is about having fun, freedom, travel, adventure, and large portions - of food, optimism, daring and independence.



Friday, November 18, 2005

Mercury OOPS!

“TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) -- A miniature robot released by a Japanese space probe to a small asteroid circling the sun was lost before it was able to land on the asteroid's surface, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said on Sunday.

Thanks to Shane ( for this one!

About Turn...

Tomorrow I'll be RE-filming some scenes from one of the short films I have been working on. Turns out some of the footage didn't come out as clear as was hoped for.

I'll be adding to the Mercury Retrograde news sections in the blog below, so check back often to see what's new and what's been added.

I've heard from numerous people who are having problems with documents - closing on deals, getting paperwork together. Typos, mind-changes, about-turns - all part and parcel of the Mercury Retro period, of course. Still, it's no comfort when you're in the middle of it all, eh.

Hang in there - if we slow down long enough, we'll see that things are actually work in our favor. A friend of mine recently checked in to say he was flying back to Seattle from Louisiana - and so missed the devastation in the area, although he did lose his home.

Another friend was telling me she wasn't able to get her flight to Paris arranged - but then realized she had missed the heavy rioting going on there currently.

We're blessed in what we miss sometimes. And often we don't even get to know it. These stories reminded me of the magic of the Universe - we're always in the right place at the right time for what we need to learn and experience. Why do we doubt?


Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Mercury Retro Past-Returns

Reissues make Eurythmics proud of past
A spate of archival projects has left the pop duo Eurythmics feeling proud of their past.

Alanis Morissette happy to look back
With a new best-of album, Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette is allowing herself an uncharacteristic look backwards.

Rare autos (Mercury transportation) from old movies to hit the auction block
The Aston Martin driven by James Bond in "Goldfinger" and "Thunderball" as well as cars owned by Al Capone and Hank Williams Jr. are going under the hammer.

Mercury Retro Legal Action

Madonna in plagiarism case defeat

Madonna experimented with Eastern influences on Ray of LightA Belgian songwriter has won a plagiarism case against Madonna over her 1998 hit single Frozen.
Salvatore Acquaviva's claim that the song copied one of his recordings was upheld by a Belgian court.

Orlando Bloom sued
A Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit claims actor Orlando Bloom owes hundreds of thousands of dollars to his (Mercury Retro past returning) management company.

Insurance worker trips on accident claims (reversals, Mercurial)

Former Getty curator in Rome court
ROME, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The former curator for Los Angeles' J. Paul Getty Museum was in a Rome court Wednesday, where she has been charged with trafficking in looted art.

Sharon Stone settles case with surgeon

Actress Sharon Stone has settled her defamation suit against a plastic surgeon she said falsely claimed he had worked on her face. Stone filed her suit in Los Angeles Superior Court 11 months ago charging Dr. Renato Calabria allegedly implied to Us Weekly and In Touch magazines that she had plastic surgery.

Mercury Retro Typos!

Scotland's "forgotten poet," Robert Fergusson, (whose work inspired Robert Burns so much that he paid for Fergusson's headstone in an Edinburgh churchyard, has been remembered by admirers who arranged a bronze memorial surrounded by paving stones with Fergusson's name, dates and the opening line of his most famous poem, "Auld Reikie," a description of a day in Edinburgh. It turns out the paving stones have a spelling error, misspelling the street, Canongate, as Cannongate.

Mercury Retro scams

Massive bid-rigging scam alleged in Iraq

A criminal complaint unsealed in federal court in Washington on Wednesday alleges a web of corruption and bid rigging in Iraq by officials.

Mercury Retro - U-Turns and Reversals

Martin Newland resigned as editor (Mercury rules writers, editors) of The Daily Telegraph after he was appointed in 2003, before the current owners the Barclay brothers took over last year. leaving him in "limbo" and unable to make any "major strategic decisions about the paper".

Robbie Williams's Angels and Aretha Frankin's Say A Little Prayer (Sagittarian Religion) are among songs to be allowed in civil marriages after a century-old ban was overturned (Mercury Retrograde in action). A prohibition of lyrics and poems with religious references had been in place since civil ceremonies were introduced in England and Wales in 1837.

U-turn on capital traffic scheme

Elements of a controversial £3m traffic management scheme introduced in Edinburgh last month are set to be reversed by councillors on Thursday. (Remember, Mercury rules traffic). The u-turn, which will cost £35,000, comes after businesses in the city centre argued that the road closures had actually made congestion worse.

Delta asks judge to void contract with pilots

Delta Air Lines Inc. asked a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge Wednesday to void its contract with Delta’s pilots’ union so the beleaguered airline can impose deep wage and benefit cuts and avoid further financial erosion.

NBC to Martha Stewart: 'You're fired'
NBC canceled "The Apprentice: Martha Stewart," it was announced the day Mercury went retrograde.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Mercury Retrograde in Action

Check back for more Mercury Retrograde news. This is today's offering. Remember Sagittarius relates to education, teaching, knowledge, long-distance travel, religion, law, philosophy, publishing, libraries, schools, monastaries, honesty, integrity, horses, gambling and more.

Mercury relates to paperwork, decisions, messages, communication, computers, mail, deliveries, transportation, technology, the brain, codes, movement, speed etc.

Keep this in mind when looking around for examples of Mercury Retrograding in Sagittarius. This period lasts until Dec 3.


Failing Colleges face takeover (educational shifts)

Brazen robber hits crowded bookstore (and the public had no idea)

Leaks set off more Capitol Hill Confusion (expect more to come)

Rotterdam Airport says Queen too noisy

Hoax Bomb Calls halts traffic in Brisbane

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

More Scorpio News...

Here we go, folks. This should keep you busy for a while. Scorpio season news is always a lot of fun. This is this week's menu. Scroll down for the quirkier stories I picked up. If you hear of anything else, be sure to let me know.

How's Scorpio season going for you? Feelin sexy (when you're not tryin to stay warm?!). At the mercy of someones obsessive focus? Repressing your drives? POWER - where is yours? And transformation - are you shedding a skin, moving on, letting go and tying up loose ends? If not, Mercury Retrograde arrives soon enough, to aid you in the process.

In the meantime, enjoy news from the collective mouths of Pluto and Scorpio!

Star Sperm for Sale,1,17720,00.html
'Sex abuse triggers eating disorders'
Right to die plans back in Lords
Raising the dead
Brazil denied first gay tv kiss
Guts Glory and a bit of Horror
Mother seeks abortion rule change
PLastic surgery rise for city men
Official Report mixed picture on STD rates

Drug companies sued over contraceptive

Lydia La Plante finally exacts her revenge

Topless protestors arrested in Sacramento

Canadian Sex survey

Chicago Ghost Hunters

High school trend: (gasp) Sex At School!

New UK history exam 'sexed-up'

University director kills off 501 alumni

Taxi nude poster ad banned

Accused prostiture says she is a 'therapist'

No jail time for naked job interviewer

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Sexual Intelligence

Just days after the Scorpio New Moon, Kim Cattrall (the sexy Samantha in 'Sex and the City' - the Scorpio themes continue) released her new book 'Sexual Intelligence'. Either she has her finger on the current 'vibe' or has an Astrologer. Either way, it was the ideal time for its launch, days after the New Moon in the sign that positively drips with sexual energy.

On the same day, Anne Rice released her new book in her 'reborn' life - (all about Jesus). Religion, sex, death always figure strongly in the Scorpionic life-tale. Anne of course is best known for her vampire tales - with social taboos such as blood-letting, sexual feasting, lust and immortality. The spread of something blood-borne of course relates heavily to the current 'sex = death' theme experienced worldwide with the constantly promoted fears of HIV, herpes and other blood carried viruses.

Thanks to Shawn (you can check him out at his blog at for spotting these further Scorpio-themed news stories. The archetypes of the Zodiac continually imprint themselves on our world - once you spot the patterns, it's a lot of fun.

I will have to research Kim's birth data. I do know that Anne Rice is a Scorpio born, with venus in Scorpio. How fitting then that this season should see her own rebirth. Great timing both of ya!


Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Nov 1 - New Moon in Scorpio

The New Moon always brings a flood of energy. Sometimes so much that it wipes you out. I noticed my energy shifting around this one, did you? Once we pay attention and live by the lunar cycles (as opposed to calendar months) it's amazing how big things start to happen by magic around these times. Try it - grab a calendar and start spotting the trends.

The New Moon always brings NEW stuff so it's easy to remember. Maybe it releases you from a messy situation. Maybe you quit something, to try something new. Maybe you renew vows, or commitment, maybe you give it all in and try something totally different.

This months New Moon falls in Scorpio - asking us to move towards our Passion. What drives you, and makes you feel alive? People are withdrawing during this season, things rumble beneath the surface. Whatever drives us, perhaps unknowingly, fuels our entire direction now.

So, use this two weeks to ignite your passion. Get deep, dig under the surface for what's bothering you, what's NOT being said. Got sex? Work on improving your sex life, under this New Moon you're sure to find some way to fire it up again. Visit an adult store, watch a porn. Try a new move. Make a move. Go on a murder mystery weekend. Rent a scary film (who cares if Halloween has come and gone).

Scorpios are finding this a great time to get things in perspective and work out what they want now. Taurus discovers new way to see old relationships, and perhaps new faces on the horizon, compromise essential. Leo finds a new security in their world, and a facing up to old patterns to finally relinquish them. Aquarius, the final fixed sign asks the Big Questions, and faces a new choice, a new sense of power and job shifts that bring more responsibility and control, or else issues with higher-ups.

The water signs Cancer and Pisces find this a very freeing time, when more fresh air blows into their lives, so they can enjoy life a little more, break out and let their hair down - finally!

We all can start those new ventures, shake it up, try something different. Scorpio New Moons are very private, so there's no need for a drum roll. Go about your business but make a change inside, and your entire world will shift accordingly. That's the power of creating your reality.

Be passionate, wear red and black, be 100% in or don't bother. Give it your all. Be sexy. Dress to impress. Be real. Enjoy your body. Use your money instead of the other way around. Trust. Commit.

New Moons = New.

In Scorpio, the sign of the Phoenix, the ashes are smouldering and we're ready to rise again. Each moment is a New Life. Make of it what you will.

Scorpio Smooches,

Religious Ripples, Travel tedium and Philosophical Friction - Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius, Nov 1

Even those with no basic knowledge of Astrology have either heard of it, or know it’s a time of glitches. Type in “Mercury Retrograde” in any search engine and you’ll be inundated with vast examples of what can happen during this period. Astrology is all about observation, patterns, cycles.

This one’s back - on November 14, 2005 to be exact when Mercury, turns reteograde in Sagittarius, the sign of the Archer, sending communications, travel, appointments, mail and the www into a laughable period of confusion and chaos.

Sagittarius is the sign of travel – so look to travel plans going belly-up. If you’re going anywhere, have a backup plan. Know your route, expect to change it. Your method of travel may have to change. Gas prices may suddenly spike. Car insurance may suddenly shift (avoid buying a new car now but do take yours in for a check-up). No doubt the airline industry will receive another blow or a whole host of problems, probably relating to the computer or scanning equipment.

On May 15, 2002, the very day Mercury stationed and went retrograde, United Airlines unintentionally sold round-trip tickets for less than $25 on its website for about 45 minutes. Maybe we’ll get to be so lucky again.

Sagittarius relates to gambling, so the lotto could star in the news headlines with some confusion surrounding tickets. Or perhaps Vegas receives its share of funky slots. Again, we can only hope. Throw education in the pool (possible strikes or stories involving Universitiy ‘rules’ or problems with examinations or results) and it’s sure to be a fun time. Lega issues always surface during this time – from Judge Judy small claims courts to full-scale media extravanganzas. Don’t expect the aniticpated result. It’s anyone’s guess now. Let the drama begin!

Overseas issues from the past reappear – as do people from our past. Is there a foreigner in your life scheduled to make a reappearance? The overseas counts of the The presidential election on November 7, 2000 is a perfect example of Mercury shifting direction. Look at the lost ballot and the ‘hung chads’, Mercury began its retrograde movement on October 18 and ended it on election night, November 7. Astrologers watched and laughed as confusion reigned over what was a legal vote and what wasn't, missing ballots, disagreement over whether ballots should be recounted mechanically or by hand, frustrating delays, miscommunication, and six weeks of legal battles over the close Florida vote that brought about a decision by the U. S. Supreme Court. The perfect time for a little ‘jiggery-pokery’ on the part of those who wanted to create their own desired result.

Guaranteed, since the election fell then, more presidential ‘errors’ or Mercury deceit will surface during any further Mercury Retrograde periods. Keep a look out.

Religion – ah, a must favored area of contention on Planet Earth. Mercury retrograde could throw the churches into some major areas of disagreement. The past returns and we’re urged to slow down and retrace our steps. Maybe it’s time for religion to eat some more humble pie?

This awkward period begins a few days before the actual turning point (as Mercury slows) and lasts for three weeks or so, until December 4, when the Winged Messenger Mercury reached his direct station. At this time he halts and begins his return to direct motion through the zodiac.
Everything finally comes out in the wash by December 21, 2005, when he passes the point when he first went retrograde.

Mercury is concerned with listening, observing, thinking, and communicating. He rules sibling relationships, aunts and uncles, travel plans, vehicles, information, appointments, sales, and postal services.

Three or four times each year, Mercury appears to reverse his path. During Mercury retrograde cycles, thought processes, decision-making, all forms of communication, and transportation move into a strangely unpredictable state. It’s not a great time to launch something - (Sagittarius rules publishing so it’s not a good time to launch your new book for example) unless it is connected with something from the past that you must re-experience.
You’re advised to postpone starting major new enterprises, signing documents, buying and selling, and big decisions/ commitments until after Mercury turns direct in motion (by Dec 21 at the latest).

If you DO happen to make a major decision, face the fact you’ll probably change your mind (or change on you). Phones or internet connections made now seem to get cross-wired or take ages. Leases signed now turn out to be difficult to get out of, or not what you wanted. Loopholes do exist, but the new job you take on may cause issues you didn’t forsee. The question is – are you SURE about this. Think, then think again.

New information is received now – so stay open and don’t narrow your field of vision. Commiting yourself either verbally or by signature two or three weeks prior to, during, and a couple of days following a Mercury retrograde cycle is usually a waste of time.

Schedule changes, delays, telephone message and mail mix-ups, scrambled e-mail, misunderstandings, transportation problems, and keys misplaced or locked in the car are all fun adventures during this time. Forewarned is forearmed, so laugh it off wherever possible and for goodness sake slow down (and wear your belt).

The answer? Take a mental time out. Nothing is THAT important we need to scramble to do it NOW NOW NOW. The Universe doesn’t work that way. Opportunities will exist after this period, so theres truly no hurry. The ratrace people and those who love the game, will push and only lose out now. You’ll gain by going with the flow.

The word “redo” figures strongly now - revise, research, rethink, recount, reconsider, reorganize, reevaluate, rewrite, reschedule, recheck. Save your computer information – back up hard drives, and stick to what you’ve already done. EDIT, POLISH, PRACTICE. Don’t add new material. Finish up what you’ve started. In short – CATCH UP WITH YOURSELF.

If Mercury is your planetary ruler (Gemini & Virgo) ... or if you work in Mercury-related occupations--journalists, printers, stationers, computer programmers, telephone operators, postal employees, radio and television announcers, teachers, clerical workers, and those connected with transportation will feel this phase most strongly.

The past always returns now – so keep an eye out for a call or email from an old friend. Is your past ‘clean’? Any loose ends will appear, so take care of them, this time round. Or wrap it up once and for all by forgivng and forgetting (Mercury = memory)> Let go of the past and it will let go of its hold on you.

How do you respond to crisis? With anger and resistance? Or with an increased awareness of the continual necessity to shift gears or look at life with renewed vision? A Fire retrograde will test your ability to respond to life with spontaneous energy, and to be more creative with your decision to change.

Sagittarius is a fun, adaptable sign – adventurous, philosophical and fun. This should help us out. Don’t get so fiery if things don’t go your way. Find a new way to play. Sagittarius rules HUMOR – this will be our saving grace when change comes calling and we’re knocked off our game. It’s good once in a while to see we’re not in COMPLETE control. Who’s to say the delay isn’t for the best? Sometimes the red light, the road block, the unset email and the unspoken thought really do help us out. If we’re too proud, egotistical and domineering (Sagittarius can get preachy and holier-than-thou) we may miss out ona golden opportunity now that comes to us by screwing up our ‘best laid’ plans.

As always let’s sit and watch and wait and see what happens. I hope wherever you end up, you’re stranded on the side of the road with greener grass (is your cup half full?) and a buddy or two to laugh it off with. Cars breakdown, not people. If you’re sick and tired, take a chill pill and email me in the morning…and if I don’t’ reply, email again. You know how Mercury Retrograde can be….


Astrological Sex Survey

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