Saturday, February 21, 2009


Tonight is the night I upload Astrological Investing's Blog! I am so excited!

In the meantime...

I'm packing today. Tomorrow Mike and I are going skiing for the second time this ski season to Vail. We'll ski 4 days. This is going to be the most skiing I have done in years, because next month we are going back to Colorado and taking most of our family to Keystone for Spring Break. I'll have skied about 14 +/- days when counting all the trips together.

Funny, though, I have a lot more fear this year than before - probably due to my age and knowing a fall will take much longer to heal if I hurt anything. But as they say, "No Guts, No Glory!"

And I am skiing better and stronger than I ever have.

I'll be careful to stay away from trees, and I am going to stay relaxed and enjoy the thrill of it all. :-)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

In truth, I began this blog so that I could learn about blogging so that I could launch a blog for my financial astrology site, Astrological Investing. really needs a blog - changing and updating the site just to add a few astrological comments at random times is impossible for me to keep up.

I thought it would be fairly easy to do, blogging.

First a blog on MySpace, then a blog post on my "practice" site, Just Wondering.

GeeZeus! So much to consider though! Should my professional site blog reside on the site's home server, LFC hosting?

What software should I choose? Should I do the easy thing and start with an all inclusive free one? How about free hosting site? And if so, which one?

Aaagh! Decisions!

So, I decided that to start, I should keep the blogging part simple. allows me the flexibilty I need right now. Until I get a better grasp of what in the world I am doing, will have to do. (and maybe when the Sun moves away from Neptune I might have a clearer idea! But who really knows with Neptune in Aquarius right now?!?! )

Now that I decided to use Blogger, I'm excited about the prospects that this blog for Astrological Investing will offer quick newsworthy comments and other thoughts that are not really worthy of calling an "article". And most off I'm excited that my Pisces partner, Kaye Shinker, will be able to blog without my having to format, edit and post her comments. (hopefully!)

So...ok. That part of the decision making is over....What I really want is now is perfect timing for the initial launch of this blog. And of course, being an astrologer I should try to have some control over timing, right? Ha!

Looking at an ephemeris for the year 2009, I found nothing resembling that could be considered "perfect" timing. :-(

Saturn's opposition with Uranus along with retrograde periods of Mercury and Venus threw out more than half the year!

Oh...which begs to question the very idea that the President will be able to do something about this economy in these times?!?! (Well, that subject is a WHOLE 'nuther blogging topic!)

Anyway, back on the subject....

Kaye and I went through a hundred charts looking for the ONE. I decided that it was probably best, then, in the light of the astrological landscape, if I really want to launch a blog in 2009 - and I did - then I should launch the blog for on February 21, 2009 at 8:15 CST, when there would be a huge line-up of Aquarian planets, and an extraordinary cluster of mutual receptions.

Jupiter and Neptune in mutual reception being in each others traditionally ruled signs; Uranus and Neptune in mutual reception in each others modern ruled signs; Uranus in Pisces and Jupiter Aquarius in mutual reception in a mix of rulerships! Saturn and Mercury in each others traditionally ruled signs.

Also, the Saturn Uranus opposition would be separating.

Click on the chart image above to see it zoomed to full size.

The angles are on the Cardinal Points, which I believe will add a thrust of "prominence" to the blog. Certainly it gives a full promise of being viewed!

Venus rules the chart with Libra on the Ascendant. Although Venus is not strong nor particularly happy in the zodiac sign of Aries (she is considered in "detriment" in Aries) all that is set aside, as she is lifted up and "accidentally" dignified by her angular presence in her Natural home, the 7th house.

The Moon, although decreasing in light, will progress to conjunct the N Node, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and Neptune before she reaches the Sun; and she too, is also "accidentally" dignified by her 4th house placement; and Venus and La Luna are involved in very promising sextile aspects in the horoscope.

Venus sextiles Jupiter and Mars; while the Moon is exact sextile to the Ascendant, ruled by Venus.

The Sun is in the imaginatively creative sign of Pisces in the 6th house; after having moved away from his detrimental sign of Aquarius, he trines the MC. For those Fixed Stars enthusiasts, notice the Sun is conjunct a fortunate fixed star, Formalhaut. Formalhuat can bring eminence, fortune and power, "it is often linked with a destiny towards occult or religious affairs and is said by Ebertin and Hoffman to offer success for scientists and writers".

Uranus is also in the 6th. Uranus rules the internet and many astrologers agree it rules astrology.

One could interpret the placement of the Sun and Uranus in the 6th as an indicator of the very fact that the blog will serve the needs of the Home site - which is basically, a financial astrology teaching web site on the world wide web. Considering that the Sixth house rules High School education, and since we teach the basics of financial astrology - not at an "elementary nor university level" (and definitely not with the usual approach to understanding financial markets!), it seems fitting to have the Sun - and Uranus placed there.

My partner quickly reminded me the 5th house is fun. And oh don't I know that?!?! (Me with a fifth house Aquarian Moon!)

One of the things I really like about this chart is the exact conjunction of the blog's Moon to my natal Moon. But the blog's Moon is in the 4th, where I do all my work!

The stellium resides in the 5th house - so we are planning to have some fun with this.

Gambling. Risk taking. Fifth house things. That is what discusses on a regular basis - We talk about investments, enterprises, reducing our risk in the market, and taking chances; we bet that with a combination of fundamental and technical analysis in concert with astrology we'll get it right and make some money.

The fifth house is a money house and it has to do with taking care of what you have earned and risking it on your idea. (And personally we feel that making money is a fun idea!)

Kaye says, "It is like the farmer planting a seed and expecting with the proper care it will become a vegetable." In my mind I added, and make a profit when selling the vegetables.

Jupiter in the 5th is strong conjunct Mars; sextile Venus, gives us much luck - and from those aspects give us the courage to go where some may fear to tread.

Jupiter conjunct Mercury in Aquarius. *Ahem* need I go on to say more?

This is a BLOG for goodness sake!

We have big ideas and plan to tell you all about them!

Pluto in the fourth, prominently placed on the IC square the Ascendant reflects the dramatic changes Kaye and I are making with our web identity. Pluto is sextile the Sun promising Power in the way we express ourselves, and offering opportunity for self renewal when necessary. Pluto in the 4th also gives Power at home - which is where we work, and want it. It's where we do our stuff and take command of things.

The Uranus Saturn opposition is separating. In Horary astrology separating aspects represent the past. Though this is not a horary chart, we hope that we have learned our lessons of the past; and the tension created by these two Lords in the 6th and 12th houses expresses our desire to serve and teach. Moving forward into the future with respect for what we have learned in the past.

And will be launched. Wish me luck!

Monday, February 9, 2009

February 2009 Transits for NY, NY EST

Calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the NYSE

Learning to Blog

I'm sure when I've posted a few times I will look back and laugh at how confused I am right now.