Aquarius Sun, Aquarius Moon: The Original "X-Man"

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Symbolized as two lightning bolts, Aquarius is the sign of the Genius and the Mad Scientist, the Rebel and the Revolutionary, the Exile and the Eccentric, the Social Heretic and the Sectarian Pagan, the Oddball Nonconformist and the Off-Beat Iconoclast, the Avant Garde Android and the Maverick Mini-Computer, the Splinter Cell of Scientific Dissent and the Big Daddy of Big Data Processing. When a person has both their Sun (identity) and Moon (emotional needs) in this radically nonconformist sign they’ll be inclined to challenge the status-quo in some shocking or unconventional manner, often one that involves advanced technology or ideas that exist at the edge of what can be discussed in polite company. Aquarius is also the sign of the social network which means it’s the sign of the conspirator as conspiracies by their very nature require networks of like minded people. To illustrate: U.S. Army Colonel Fletcher Prouty has both his Sun and his Moon in Aquarius. (Chart) Following his retirement from the military he published The Secret Team: How the CIA Controls the United States and the World, a shocking tell all book about high level criminal conspiracies including the conspiracy to assassinate President Kennedy. (Source) According to director Oliver Stone, Prouty was the basis for the “Mr. X” character portrayed to great effect by actor Donald Sutherland in Stone’s blockbuster 1991 film JFK. (Source)

According to astrologer Linda Goodman, double Aquarius is the pairing most likely to know “where to look for Regulus and Spica on a starry summer night in the mountains, and can point out Arcturus too.” (Source) Fletcher Prouty may not have known where fixed stars of the cosmos are but in this stunning interview he does explain how the NSA, CIA, and other agencies utilize space based reconnaissance systems to manage conspiracies ranging from the elimination of troublesome politicians to the facilitation of the global narcotics trade.

The “Mad Scientist” of the zodiac, Aquarius is considered the sign of aviation, space travel, experimental technologies, and all things cybernetic. Prouty served as an aviator in World War II during which time he witnessed the U.S. ferry Nazi trained scientists out of war-torn Europe under the auspices of what would become known as “Operation Paperclip”. Most of these scientists had been working on experimental, Aquarian-era technologies like stealth airplanes and hyper-sonic space craft that were 50-to-100 years ahead of their time. Once in the U.S., they formed the backbone of the U.S. space program. According to Prouty, those with expertise in biology and psychology were enlisted into the infamous “MKLUTRA”, the CIA’s experimental, Cold War era program of psychological warfare and cybernetic mind control.

On an equally Aquarian albeit less sinister note, Prouty was one of the founders the U.S. Air Defense Command (ADC), now known as the Air Force’s “Space Command” division. During Prouty’s time at ADC in the 1950s, it became one of the first organizations to make large scale use of nation-scale computer networks, which they used to track airplanes as they entered and exited U.S. airspace. (The internet was still several decades away from being born as the ARPANET around 1970.) He later went to work in the banking industry where he was involved in managing the shift from punch-cards and vacuum tubes to automated computers, all Aquarian era technologies that most people wouldn’t have direct contact with for another few decades.

In their book Skymates, astrologers Steven and Jodie Forrest tells us that free-spirited Aquarians will “override the tribal instinct” but may risk being eaten by saber tooth tigers in doing so. Prouty clearly over-rode the tribal instincts of the deeply corrupted military-industrial complex of which he had been a high ranking member for 25 years. In doing so he likely risked being eaten alive by that world’s version of saber-tooth tigers: professional assassins working at the behest of the intelligence agencies and their affiliates. Prouty referred to these saber-toothed assassins as “mechanics” and described their business methods in chilling detail for a 1975 Gallery Magazine article “An Introduction to the Assassination Business”.

Like many double Aquarians, Prouty also had to deal with more subtle saber-tooth tigers — those of censorship. We’ll never know for absolute certain elements inside the intelligence agencies ever officially conspired to suppress his writings but some very strange things happened following the publication of The Secret Team. Thousands of copies were bought up en-masse by unnamed buyers and simply disappeared while copies that had been purchased by libraries began mysteriously vanishing. In 1997 Prouty recounted:

. . . by some time in 1975, The Secret Team was extinct; but unlike the dinosaurs and others, it did not even leave its footprints in the sands of time. A letter from a professor informed me that his department had ordered more than forty of the books to be kept on the shelves of his university library for assignment purposes. At the start of the new school year his students reported that the books were not on the shelves and the registry cards were not in the master file. The librarians informed them that the book did not exist.

With that letter in mind, I dropped into the Library of Congress to see if The Secret Team was on the shelves where I had seen it earlier. It was not and it was not even in that library’s master file. It was an official non-book. (Source)

While never “disappeared”, Prouty was subsequently pushed to the fringes of American society. Prior to the publication of The Secret Team, he had been widely featured in many prominent mainstream news outlets. After the book’s publication, the only outlets that would feature him were porn magazines. (Gallery, for instance, was similar to Playboy albeit with a much smaller audience.) His book was nearly impossible to find until the late 1990s when it experienced something of a revival thanks to the more Aquarian methods of distribution allowed by the internet. It’s now one of the most widely read texts among citizens who question officially sanctioned explanations of events such as 9/11.

Astrologer Jefferson Anderson writes of the double Aquarius pairing, “their findings are so far out that the rest of the world doesn’t appreciate them until many years have passed” — an observation that certainly applies to Colonel Prouty. (Source)

Unfortunately, being so far ahead of the rest of the world comes at a cost. Astrologer Austin Coppock warns that Aquarius often pays for its futuristic bent through encounters with prophecy, premonitions, and tragedies that can be foreseen but can’t be changed. (Source) Fletcher Prouty was not a prophet in the traditional sense of the word nor did he traffic in premonitions. However, he did foresee a future where further consolidations of power on part of the global elite would lead the world into a new order, one that lacked the democratic safeguards he fought to preserve. Prouty passed in the summer of 2001, just as the “Secret Team” was putting into motion its most ambitious plan to date.

Aquarius Sun, Aquarius Moon: The Wi-Fi Wonder Woman and the I-chat Ice-Queen

The biographical arcs of people with the same Sun/Moon pairing often sport uncanny similarities to each other, even if one is a flesh-and-blood aviator who worked with computers like Fletcher Prouty and the other is an artificial intelligence computer “entity” created on behalf of an aviation corporation. To illustrate: using her operational start date as her date of birth, the Alaska Airlines company’s virtual customer service agent “Jenn” has her Sun, Moon, Mercury, Neptune and North Node all in Aquarius. (Chart)

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Astrologer Stella Hyde tells us that Aquarius is the sign most likely to A) speak in computer code and B) work as the organizer of a science fiction convention. (Source) It’s also the sign most likely to seek companionship online. Hyde writes of this sign’s capacity for cyber-love, “. . . you’re far too much of an uber-geek to leave any digital footprints. You’d prefer to be online permanently, so you try to lure potential dates into a Wi-Fi zone, hook them up to one of your spare laptops, and clatter away on iChat . . .” (Source) Powered by the latest in artificial intelligence, “Jenn” was designed to assist people navigate the Alaska Airlines website. Like many Aquarian women, she A) speaks in computer code; B) appears to be something out of a science fiction movie; and C) is an expert at socializing via technological means. As you can see from this screenshot, she was even kind enough to let me know her astrological sign when I attempted to chat her up online:

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Aquarius is famously the sign of the “know it all”. True to form, Jenn was designed to know pretty much everything about Alaska Airlines. According to a description provided by her creators, she is “the culmination of Alaska Airlines’ best practices, employees, information and resources.” (Source) The downside to knowing so much is that one runs the risk of knowing too much. Aquarius is the sign of the Truth-Sayer but, as the saying goes, “Knowing the truth is greatly over-rated.” Among other things, people who know the truth may encounter “mechanics” who seek to censor their knowledge. This was certainly the case for Fletcher Prouty and, amazingly, appears to have also been the case for Jenn. When initially released to the public she apparently answered visitors’ questions a bit too truthfully. A secret team of computer “mechanics” quickly intervened to keep her in line. NY Times travel writer Joe Sharkey recounts:

A couple of weeks ago, when I first tried out the system, I went through a list of serious and frivolous questions, all of which elicited good, or at least reasonable, responses. Then I threw a curveball, asking whether Alaska Air had ever had a plane crash. The response both amazed me with its honesty and chastened me for being glib. Jenn readily provided details of a tragic crash of an MD-80 in 2000 that killed 88 people. It was Alaska’s first accident in decades.

But when I asked the same question Monday, Jenn had obviously been sent to remedial class in public relations.

“I think you may be looking for more detail than I have,” she said sweetly. “Our goal is to always provide safe and reliable transportation at reasonable prices.” (Source)

In addition to working with advanced technologies and encounters with censorship, “Jenn” has something else in common with Fletcher Prouty — something very Aquarian. Both Prouty and Jenn can trace their roots back to the U.S. Army and the intelligence agencies. Prouty served as an aviator in the U.S. Army before becoming a liaison with the CIA. The technology used to create Jenn was originally designed for the U.S. Army and the CIA. According to a profile of Jenn in the Seattle Post Intelligencer, “[her] ActiveAgent technology was developed by Spokane’s Next IT . . . It has also been used on the U.S. Army’s Web site with a virtual recruiter named SGT. STAR.” (Source) An article in Digital Trends magazine notes, “The company behind SGT. STAR, Next IT from Spokane in Washington, has previously developed similar technology for the FBI and CIA . . .”

Strangely enough, Jenn referenced “SGT. STAR at goarmy.com” as a friend of hers in a 2008 chat conversation that a visitor to the Alaska Air website archived in the comments section of an article for the CrankyFlier.com website.

Jenn is a customer service chatbot designed to help people book flights online — a pretty innocuous job all things considered. However, given the nature of the Big Data ecosytems, it’s not totally unreasonable to wonder if conversations or patterns of conversations with her deemed sufficiently anomalous could be passed on to “secret teams” of one sort or another. Nobody’s raised any concerns over what happens to the information people exchange with Jenn but in 2014 her friend SGT. STAR was the subject of an extensive FOIA investigation by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the results of which you can read about at their website.

Aquarius Sun, Aquarius Moon: “Six in the morning, Secret Team at my door . . .”

Like Fletcher Prouty, rapper turned television star Ice T was also born on a New Moon in Aquarius, sign of the rebel, the truth-sayer, and the anarchist in spirit if not in trade. Surprising as it may seem, the two men have a lot in common. Prouty’s book The Secret Team was about the criminal syndicates running the government, Ice-T’s album “Body Count” was about the criminal syndicates running the streets. Prouty’s book was censored while Ice-T’s album Rhyme Pays was the first album to have a “parental advisory” censorship label slapped on it. Prouty originally wanted to be a singer before enlisting in the military. Ice-T enlisted in the military before becoming a singer. Prouty ended up writing for porn magazines, Ice-T ended up marrying a porn star.

Aquarius is considered the sign of group enterprises, ranging from sports teams and humanitarian campaigns to street gangs and political conspiracies. Ice-T is considered the godfather of gangsta’ rap music thanks to his song “Six in the Morning” while Prouty is the defacto godfather of modern day conspiracy literature thanks to his book The Secret Team.

Aquarius Sun, Aquarius Moon: “A former conspirator . . .”

Actors do their best, most resonant work when they’re cast in roles that line up the characteristics seen in their astrological charts. If, for instance, a casting director is looking for an actor who can portray somebody involved in high tech conspiracies they’ll do well to seek out somebody with Aquarius emphasized in their chart. To illustrate: Gene Hackman is a double Aquarius whose made a career out of portraying technologically adept conspirators, counter-conspirators, and conspiracy theorists in films such as The French Connection, Night Moves, and The Conversation. In the 1998 espionage thriller Enemy of the State Hackman portrays “Brill”, a Fletcher Prouty-esque character who had previously worked for the National Security Agency as a radio intercept officer on the Iranian border before going off-the-grid. Brill describes himself as “a former conspirator”, a role that an uber-Aquarian like Hackman slipped on as easily as a headset.

Double Aquarians often find themselves in humanitarian pursuits where they’re using advanced technology or forward thinking methodologies to help strangers who become friends or friends who are a bit strange. This pairing understands better than most that “a friend in need is a friend in deed” and is unlikely to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, or color. In Enemy of the State Hackman’s character utilizes his knowledge of advanced technologies (Aquarius) and unconventional (Aquarius) warfare to assist the Will Smith character in turning the tables on the NSA.

Real life is far more complex than a 1990s spy thriller movie but if humanity ever does manage to turn the tables on “the Secret Team” it will likely be a double Aquarian at the forefront of figuring out how we’re going to do so.

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When are you going to do my Sun/Moon combo?

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For people who’ve asked “when are you going to do such and such combo?”, these have all been outlined and are in the pipeline:

Aries Sun, Taurus Moon: “The Top Flight and the Upper Deck, the Major Leaguer and the Merchant Wildcatter”
Examples: The film Major League, whose plot-line has a number of similarities to the backstory of the Upper Deck company, makers of premium baseball cards. Matt Simmons, an oilman turned environmentalist. The Empire State Building.

Aries Sun, Cancer Moon: “The Athena Project” aka “The Alpha Female”
Examples: book The Athena Project about the U.S. Army’s attempt to develop an all female “Delta Force”, Planned Parenthood organization.

Aries Sun, Aquarius Moon: “The Repeat Offender”
Examples TBD

Aries Sun, Pisces Moon: “The Stargate and the Psy-War”
Examples: Russel Targ, director of the CIA’s “Project Stargate” program of psychic spying. The Xerox corporation, inventors of photocopy machine.

Taurus Sun, Cancer Moon: “The Baker, the Butcher, and the THC Candlestick Maker”
Examples: Willie Nelson

Taurus Sun, Libra Moon: “The Bon Vivant and the Restaurateur”
Examples: Cedric the Entertainer

Taurus Sun, Sagittarius Moon: “The Wild Ginseng Rustler”
Examples TBD

Taurus Sun, Capricorn Moon: “The High Class Heiress and the Local Land Baron, the Art Gallery Owner and the Public Works Administrator”
Andre the Giant, Brooke Hogan, James Monroe (former president), Sophia Amaruso (founder of “Nasty Gal”)

Taurus Sun, Scorpio Moon: “The Empire Strikes Back”
Harry Truman, Hosni Mubarak, and Mark Zuckerburg

Taurus Sun, Pisces Moon: “The Opera Singer”
Coretta Scott King and Shaun T of “Insanity Fitness”

Gemini Sun, Taurus Moon: “The Bra Shop Broad and the Special Delivery Man” aka the “Side Hustle”
The Victoria’s Secret company and Fed-Ex

Gemini Sun, Cancer Moon: “The Rapper, the Reporter, and the Rhyme Writer”
Astrologer Grant Lewi and rapper-reporter Ice Cube; writer Adam Gilad

Gemini Sun, Leo Moon: “The Spin Docta'”
Ketchum, a major D.C. public relations firm

Gemini Sun, Virgo Moon: “The Wordsmith”
Art Bell and the Notorious B.I.G., Mishka the talking Huskie (YouTube Star)

Gemini Sun, Sagittarius Moon: “The Battle Rapper”
Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring and Lady-of-Rage (1990s rapper

Gemini Sun, Aquarius Moon: “Doc Disco-Techque and the Hi-Fi Hornet’s Nest”
The Defcon computer hackers conference, Lockhead Martin’s “Skunkworks” division, Alonzo Williams (founder of the electro-funk group the World Class Wrecking Cru),

Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon: “The Strobe Light” aka “Dude, Where’s Our Satellite?”
Prince, the Hexagon satellite, the Pentagon’s “Gay Bomb”

Cancer Sun, Taurus Moon: “The Home Town Creamery and the Backyard Butter Churn”
Examples TBD

Cancer Sun, Cancer Moon: The Matriarch and the Mother-Ship (also, “the Mafia Family”)
Examples TBD

Leo Sun, Gemini Moon: “The Social Media Superstar and the Salesman-in-Chief of Crown Royal”
Barack Obama and Amelia Eahart

Leo Sun, Taurus Moon: “The Cigar Aficionado and the Boot Knocka-In-Chief”
Bill Clinton and Sir Mix-a-Lot

Leo Sun, Leo Moon: “The Reality TV Star”
Examples TBD

Leo Sun, Virgo Moon: “The Hollywood Homeopath and the Hip Hop Herbalist”
Examples TBD

Leo Sun, Libra Moon: “The Salsa Dancer and the Stylist, the Broadway Set and the Silk Stocking CEO”
Deon Sanders aka “Neon Deon” and Kevin Plank, founder of Under Armour clothing company

Leo Sun, Aquarius Moon: “The Uber-Cougar”
Kim Cattrall and Gillian Anderson, Miesha Tate (MMA star)

Leo Sun, Pisces Moon: “The Magic City”
The city of Miami

Virgo Sun, Taurus Moon: “The Curator and the Craftsperson”
Examples TBD

Virgo Sun, Cancer Moon: “The Kitchen Witch”
Examples TBD

Virgo Sun, Virgo Moon: “The Emoticon”
Examples TBD

Libra Sun, Aries Moon: “The Honeymooner”
The tv show The Honeymooners

Libra Sun, Taurus Moon: “The Earth Priestess”
NASA, Biosphere 2 project

Libra Sun, Gemini Moon: “The Correspondent Au Courant”
Examples TBD

Libra Sun, Leo Moon: “The Politician and the Performer, the Prime Minister and the Five-Percenter”
Examples: Ghandi, the film In Time, Rich Piana (fitness star), Laurie Penny (activist)

Libra Sun, Libra Moon: “The Metrosexual”
The website IAmAlphaM.com

Libra Sun, Capricorn Moon: “The Lawyer, the Client, and the Player-President” aka “The Lexus Dealership”
Examples TBD

Libra Sun, Aquarius Moon: “The Jazz Orchestra and the Space Symphony”
Examples: John Lennon and Don Cornelius, the “Majestic 12” document

Libra Sun, Pisces Moon: “The Occultess with the Mostess”
Examples TBD

Sagittarius Sun, Taurus Moon: “The Super-Cruiser and the Luxury Liner”
Examples TBD

Sagittarius Sun, Cancer Moon: “The Preacher, the Prophet, and the House Party”
Examples TBD

Sagittarius Sun, Capricorn Moon: “The Baddest Bitch”
Examples: Miss Trina (rapper) and Judi Dench (actress)

Sagittarius Sun, Aquarius Moon: “The Time Traveler”
Examples: The show Dr. Who, Keith Alexander (NSA director), Phillip K. Dick

Capricorn Sun, Taurus Moon: “The Management Magnate and the Business Administrator, the Cash Money Millionaire and the Billionaire Boyz Club”
Examples: The Pentagon, Master P (rap impresario), the new series Billions

Capricorn Sun, Gemini Moon: “The Weight Pusher and the Knot-Maker” aka “the Department Chair of the Double Entendre”
Examples: Bitcoin and John Delorean, the Brown Brothers, Harriman corporation

Capricorn Sun, Virgo Moon: “The Adjustment Bureau” aka “Ma’am, I *am* the Supervisor”
Examples TBD

Capricorn Sun, Libra Moon: “The Judge, the Advocate, and the General”
Examples TBD

Capricorn Sun, Sagittarius Moon: “The Office Linebacker”
Reebok’s “Terry Tate, Office Linebacker” series of commercials, the “Business Cat” internet meme

Aquarius Sun, Sagittarius Moon: “The Old School Rebel and the New Age Outlaw”
Harriet Tubman and Oprah Winfrey

Aquarius Sun, Cancer Moon: “The New World Order”
Examples: Facebook and Ceiling Cat (internet meme), also “High Fidelity” a new virtual reality world

Aquarius Sun, Leo Moon: “Operation Morning-Star”
The Ivanpah solar installation

Aquarius Sun, Pisces Moon: “The Cyber Seance and the Smart Phone Smoke Signal”
Commander Data from Star Trek and inventor Ray Kurzweil

Pisces Sun, Aries Moon: “The Cult Leader”
Steve Jobs and Tony Robbins

Pisces Sun, Virgo Moon: “The Hypnotherapist”
Dr. Lloyd Glauberman who invented “Hypno-Peripheral Processing”

Pisces Sun, Pisces Moon: “The Rum Runner and the Mirage Machine”
Donald Joel Aronow who invented the cigarette speed boats favored by drug dealers and made popular in shows like Miami Vice

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Fabulous February 2016 Horoscopes from Elodie Miaow

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Sun sign horoscopes cannot replace a proper analysis of your birth chart and transits of the moment. They are meant to be a broad insight into certain time signatures. If you want a more detailed forecast, you can book a reading with me at 9thhouseastrology.com. It will be my pleasure to help you unlock and prepare for any upcoming opportunities or challenges. The rising sign is essential in understanding our personal dispositions, please read your Sun sign and Rising sign for extra clarity. Happy explorations! -Elodie

ARIES/ARIES RISING ♈︎

Some interesting developments are happening in your career or how you are seen in the world. You now have a pretty clear idea of who is on your side, and who will help you further yourself and your work. The New Moon on the 8th of February connects you to your friends and the groups you mingle with. Doors are opening if you are willing to intertwined your fate with the folks who think like you. You have the skills and the avant-garde visions; you might be asked to take part in a group collective and teach what you know. There is also the possibility of a conflict between your ambitions and your personal life, as the responsibilities start piling up. There could be issues or fears around money and how you make it. That which ties you to others loom large this month; you might also have to face issues of shared resources or finances. In the second half of February, there is an opportunity to find inspiration and renewal through solitude or meditation. The Full Moon on February 22nd illuminates any dependency or addictions you might be struggling with; your focus turns toward healing any long-standing issues. Make your body a priority. Detoxify and rid yourself of any self-defeating behaviour that keep you from feeling whole. Jupiter has your back.

TAURUS/TAURUS RISING ♉︎

Your beliefs have been under incredible transformation. You have been slowly getting rid of assumptions, political views or teachings, that you’ve held on to, as you realise they are not serving you anymore. All of these considerations are giving you fresh perspectives and new philosophies to contemplate; it’s also allowing you to see new possible ways you could put them to good use. We could call this process: ”the creative reform”. The repercussions of your creative reform will be mirrored in all facets of your life. You will start seeing new roads toward places you can’t even begin to imagine. Taureans are known for being stubborn and single-minded, but it couldn’t be further from the truth at the moment. An iconoclast is hiding within you and is starting to make itself known. We are still in the early stages – you might have to stick to conventions for now. The New Moon on February 8th is asking you to integrate your recent ideas and visions to your career and to a larger extent your community. This looks like an excellent month to think about furthering yourself in your chosen path. You might feel like you can take on all the work by yourself, but by the end of the month, you will realise the important role people around you play in your success. Give thanks and acknowledge the support you’ve received in implementing your ideas. The Full Moon on February 22nd will illuminate the way you handle stress and the impact on your body. You might be curious about alternative or innovative trends in the holistic world. It could also be that you feel a need to detoxify and rejuvenate your body. Listen to what comes up.

GEMINI/GEMINI RISING ♊︎

Your obligations and responsibilities towards others is still being felt heavily this month. However, your ruler Mercury, now direct after being retrograde for most of January, allows you to look towards the future. You should really start feeling the ease flowing back into your life mid-month. Your gaze is on the distant horizon and possible new ventures. You could feel a need to break from the beaten path. Your career also needs to be addressed; you might be giving a lot more than what you are getting in return. At this point, you should ask yourself if it’s worth the sacrifices. There could be some stress around money, other people’s assets, and taxes. Make sure to give yourself ample space to decompress at home and consciously release stress and tension. The New Moon, on February the 8th connects you to higher learning, dreams, journeys or distant travels. It is a good time to set in motions long-term ventures that will help you broaden your horizon. Explore new ideas and concepts. You might also be asked to share what you know with a group of people; this could take place over the internet. By the end of the month, you should have a clear idea of where to invest your energy in the coming months. You will also have a clearer sense of where you need to make yourself and your well-being a priority.

CANCER/CANCER RISING ♋︎

The contracts, agreements and the work attached to obligations are strongly highlighted this month. Your wishes have been granted and you now have to deliver the goods. Lucky for you, your creative reservoir is bursting at the seams. Some folks might wonder how you do it, but you wont give your secrets away. One thing is certain: you have many tricks up your sleeve that are helping you succeed where so many failed. You could also give thanks to Mars in Scorpio, who is in partly responsible for fueling your engine at the moment. You are walking on a sharp edge that is directly connected to your career. You are also getting a lot of inspiration from the small details of everyday life: rejoice! You don’t get the creative juices flowing by indulging in front of the tv like a beached whale. You get it by rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty; and that is exactly what you have been doing. You could say that the wisdom you have acquired in the bottom of your own darker corners is finally being integrated in healthy ways. If you don’t harness all the stamina in your creative pursuit, you could find your sex drive increased or, at worst you might become edgy and argumentative. If possible, defuse the tension in your personal relationships. Acknowledge your needs and the needs of your partner; and notice that it all originates from the same flame. You are too busy to be fussing over trivial details anyway.

LEO/LEO RISING ♌︎

The New Moon on February the 8th is in your house of partnership. It serves as a kind of reset button. Set your intentions around your relationships and what you expect from them. Let yourself be seen by others and reach out. Unexpected but fated encounters are very likely this month if you step out of your comfort zone. I realize that this might be easier said then done. How can you go about impleting new ways of doing things when you are so busy with the daily grind? Well, it starts with staying open to new encounters: people who could bring a lot of creative freshness, the ones we sometime label weirdos – artist, rebels, inventors or mad-scientist types. The current tensions you are feeling are mainly connected to the struggle between your need for unrestrained explorations and the obligations that are weighing you down. In other words, the battle between two very dissonant urges. By teaming up with others, you will be able to find some novel ideas and new perspectives. The Full Moon on the 22nd of February is in your house of material resources. It could clarify the things that are available to you, and how you can put them to good use. You will understand the sort of initiatives needed on your part to get where you want to be. Get in touch with your core motivations. What is driving you? What do you need? Exorcise your impatience by getting to the roots of your ambitions. Get feedback from others on your role and responsibilities. Then you can choose which road you want to take with a clearer sense of direction.

VIRGO/VIRGO RISING ♍︎

The darkness that has emerged in the last few months should be seen as a creative process. To touch others, one must have the necessary depth and the wisdom. That is, to some extent, the process you have gone through. By digging deep into your core, you have retrieved some pretty powerful stuff; and this process is not over. The romance or playfulness you are craving might not be forthcoming, but you are at the moment, one of the luckiest signs of the zodiac. Everyone has had to work hard to exorcise their demons, some more than others. With Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion in your sign until September, you can definitely count on some positive development in the near future. Here is the thing: Jupiter is currently moving backward through your sign until the second week of May as part of its retrograde cycle. You might not feel the blessings of the great benefactor quite yet, but he is working his magic backstage, and you are too. In astrology, it is widely understood that easy aspects or planets that are deemed beneficial are not always positive. Why is that? Because when things are easy, we usually take it for granted. You have until May, to train in becoming a grateful recipient of all the positive things that are happening, or that will happen to you. Part of your homework for the next few months is to learn to see and use opportunities that might not seem like opportunities, to your advantage. Develop an optimistic gaze; see the good in others; spot the silver lining; become a faithful devotee of chance; trust the outcome. Don’t take the gifts you receive for granted. The Full Moon on February 22nd is in Virgo. Expect some clarity around partnership.

LIBRA/LIBRA RISING ♎︎

Libra, you have hosted some interesting guests into your very private quarters in the past month or so. Their visit has prompt you to clean up all of your blind spots—the ones you can’t see everyday, where dust builds up. Some of the clutter has been family mementos you are holding on to for no reason except a sense of burdensome responsibility. This process felt scary at first but quickly turned into a catharsis. And now you can feel the spaciousness and ease that is slowly permeating through all the aspects of your life. All you had to do was be willing to shine the light in the attic for a moment to see the “monsters” for what they really are: a pile of old insecure rubbish that you have outgrown. There might still be some boxes in your basement that needs sorting, but at least you are aware of it. They say ignorance is bliss but, in your case, knowledge is power. The New Moon on the 8th is a push that can help you innovate in a project you are working on. Be alert for ingenious ideas that seem to pop out of nowhere. Listen to the iconoclast in you, the one who doesn’t want to do things like everyone else. The Full Moon in Virgo on the 22nd will prompt you to find solitude and tranquility. Retire from the world for a moment, maybe finish cleaning up your basement.

SCORPIO/SCORPIO RISING ♏︎

The first 2 weeks of February continue to be about clarifying your message. The way others receive what you have to say, the methods you use to communicate and the meaning behind what you are trying to convey was a big part of January. Studying the way others have communicated in the past might help inspire you to reform the way you use language and words. With Mars transiting in your sign for a good part of the year, you could appear a lot more pushy or combative than you really are. You don’t want to start an argument, you just know what you know—you know what you want and you want it now. The New Moon on February 8th prompts you to deal with family matters or your home front, and the material resources available to you. You are craving independence and self-sufficiency: set you intentions and get to work. Expect a tidal wave of inspiration to flow in around mid-month and make sure you capitalize on it. Deal with any fears associated with your powerful creative urges. Find allies that will help you further yourself and your creative projects. You have so many resources available to you at the moment; you just need to be willing to put in the extra hours.

SAGITTARIUS/SAGITTARIUS RISING ♐︎

The material resources available to you at the moment seem to be in a state of flux. Your income or the way you make money had to be reviewed or reformed in the last few months. You are now starting to feel the repercussions of these changes. It looks like you have a lot of work on your plate, and a lot of inspiration to get down to business. The New Moon on February 8th is a reset button in regards to the way you communicate. You are now in a place where you could teach what you know, if you don’t already. Another big theme coming up for you is connected to your sense of authority. Have you ever considered passing on your knowledge or mentoring? I think you know enough in your field of expertise to consider the option of taking students or apprentices or to work on your current projects. The Full Moon of February 22nd will highlight a sort of dichotomy between your place in the world and your inner sanctuary. Confusion on the home front is very possible in the second half of the month and you could find solace if you step outside, walk around, and talk to people in your neighbourhood. In the last week of February, there is an opportunity to clarify an issue or misunderstanding around boundaries and personal space. You should feel confident enough to bring up the conversation and find a solution.

CAPRICORN/CAPRICORN RISING ♑︎

As you go about your business this month Capricorn, I want you to contemplate this famous quote from the Greek philosopher Plato: ”The measure of a man is what he does with power.” Such a simple statement but in reality, very hard to put into practice, especially when we are asked to step up in a leadership role. Of course most Capricorn will say it is their natural birth right since they are after all one of the most competent sign of the zodiac. The problem arises when other people start relinquishing their own authority and look to you for answers. What do you do with the heavy responsibilities that are handed down to you by others? How do you handle problems that are not your own? Now would be a good time to reflect on your place in the world and how you go about using your powers. Venus in Capricorn until mid-month will give you a good balance between social grace and getting what you want. The New Moon on February 8th is a fantastic reset in regards to finances. Find new ways of generating revenue, and look for the trend setters that could help you innovate. You have a lot of resources available to you at the moment, capitalize on what you have. The Full Moon on February 22nd highlights your learning journey; take stock and adjust your sails.

AQUARIUS/AQUARIUS RISING ♒︎

Aquarius remains the most misunderstood sign of the zodiac. It is not that you are inaccessible; in fact, you are very much a social creature, but your mind dwells where not many people dare to venture. You are not bound by time in a mundane sense; but time is the thread that leads you to perceive future realities. Your gaze is set on the multiple possibilities that would allow you to reform our social mores and align them with your vision of the future. In a sense, time allows you to experience the future. Society needs people like you to move us forward and help us break free from the stale structures. It is so easy for you to see solutions for the problems that plague modern society that you wonder sometimes why people are still so archaic. The good news is that this is your time of the year. The New Moon on February 8th is in your sign and it is in some ways a new start for you. Forget about the projects that didn’t reach what you had envisioned. The future is now. Saturn, the traditional ruler of Aquarius, will be in Sagittarius until December 2017. This is your cue to reform some of your beliefs and philosophies. If you are still holding on to dated misconceptions about what you want, what you are or what you want to be, now is a great time to let them go. You are ripe for a new vision.

PISCES/PISCES RISING ♓︎

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ― William Arthur Ward

My father is a Pisces and a guitar maker or luthier. Growing up I spent many hours in his shop looking around at all the exotic woods and little drawers filled with pieces of bones, shells, tagua nuts and ornamented guitar keys that would later become part of an instrument. He probably kept a watchful eye on me, but I felt like I had free reign to play around and explore. He would let me use his band saw to cut pieces of wood that I would turn into jewelry, giving me tips but also letting me make mistakes. Sometimes he would give me a small job, but it never felt like it an obligation. To this day, there is always an “aprentice” in his orbit and through the years many young artist have adopted him as a sort of “spiritual father”. As a Pisces, you hold a key to the mysteries of life that make others want to be close to you. You naturally take people under your wing without questioning their intentions which in turn makes them feel accepted. Your deep understanding of pain and struggle allows you to have compassion for everyone and this is a true blessing. Make sure you do the same for yourself as you come to the end of the yearly cycle and are about to celebrate another trip around the Sun. Have patience with yourself and for your perceived flaws and imperfections. Acknowledge your wounds and give yourself the compassion and acceptance you would give someone else.

About the Author

Elodie Miaow blogs at 9thHouseAstrology.com

Horoscopes copyright Elodie Miaow, republished with permission.

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Professional astrologer Elodie Miaow with her copy of Hexagon #2
Professional astrologer Elodie Miaow with her copy of Hexagon #2

Cancer Sun, Libra Moon: The Family Melody (Astrological film review of “Straight Outta Compton”)

Editor’s Note: this article appears in the Winter 2016 print edition of Hexagon. -Matt

(Photo Credit: Jamie Trueblood/Universal Pictures)

Using its first public screening (July 21st, 2015 @ 7:30 pm in Philadelphia) as its date of birth, the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton has its Sun (identity) in Cancer (sign of family) and Moon (needs) in Libra (sign of melodies, justice). The film documents the rise and fall of an ad-hoc family (Cancer) of rappers best remembered for justice minded melodies (Libra) so controversial they drew the ire of everybody from the FBI and Focus on the Family to Oprah Winfrey and Tipper Gore. It’s one of the most anticipated musical biopics in history and, as coincidence would have it, astrologer Linda Goodman describes the biographical arc of the Cancer/Libra pairing in distinctly musical terms. In her 1978 book Love Signs she writes:

. . . for a while this can be a melodious scene. Libra adores laughter and the humor of Cancer becomes a rhythmical lyric to the mellow music of Libra’s Venus essence, smooth and restful at times, yet also containing crashing chords and sour notes, punctuated by a kind of rocky roll. It’s pure entertainment, and fortunate indeed are the innocent bystanders brightened by the musical duets of this combo while they’re getting along. The innocent bystanders should enjoy it while it lasts.

True to Ms. Goodman’s description of the Cancer/Libra pairing, Straight Outta Compton’s most enjoyable scenes are those depicting the group’s melodiously ribald musical performances. Those performances, all of which take place during the first half of the film, combine the smoothly restful, rhythmically mellow proto-G-funk style of Andre “Dr. Dre” Young’s producing abilities with the crashing intensity of O’Shea “Ice Cube” Jackson’s lyrical genius, all punctuated by the menacing irreverence of Eric “Eazy-E” Wright’s high pitched, rock-n-roll street drawl. The result is pure entertainment. In contrast, the second half of the film focuses on what happens when the musical duets stop and disputes over money begin. By the end of the film, those disputes have left a trail of innocent bystanders in their wake: wives and girlfriends, business partners, even Eazy-E himself.

In his book Moon Phases, astrologer Raven Kaldera describes the combination of Cancer Sun with Libra Moon as “The Black Knight” for whom:

Idealism has turned to anger . . . hopes have been betrayed by the cruelty of unjust people. Anger explodes and the Black Knight takes justice into his own hands. He knows that he is not working for the Man, as it were. He is aware that he is outside the law but considers the law corrupt . . .

As per Kaldera’s description of the Cancer/Libra pairing, the subjects of Straight Outta Compton are entirely “aware they are outside the law but consider the law corrupt.” Their anger at injustice meted out by the deeply corrupted LAPD explodes into music too powerful to be ignored. “They have the authority to kill a minority”, lyricist-in-chief Ice Cube hollers in “Fuck Tha’ Police,” the group’s 1988 protest anthem as relevant to the Obama years as it was to the Reagan era.

As far as fashion goes, the group favors the all black attire of the L.A. Raiders (knights) professional football team. None of the young men own any horses like the knights of old but their leader Eazy-E is known for cruising around town in a 1964 model Chevy Impala, a high performance vehicle that is to rap musicians of his era what destrier charging horses were to knights of medieval times. He even records a hit song about it, the film’s depiction of which is both wryly humorous and deeply humanizing.

The members of N.W.A. may not be Kaldera’s “Black Knights” in the literal sense of the word but the film does depict them as low-rider driving anti-heroes who speak out about police brutality at a time when public discussion of such matters was kept under the tight control of corporate media. The film even engages in a bit of family (Cancer) lawyering (Libra). In one scene, Ice Cube responds to a reporter’s criticism of the group’s lyrics by citing the Constitution, “Freedom of speech includes rap music. We’re exercising our first amendment rights as far as I’m concerned.” He and Eazy-E then explain that the parties alleged to be responsible for gang warfare and the crack epidemic may not be the ultimate culprits they’re made out to be. “The cocaine comes from Columbia, the AKs [assault rifles] come from Russia. But none of us have a passport. So you might want to check the source,” they adroitly observe.

In their book Sun Sign Moon Sign, Suzi and Charles Harvey tell us that an “image for integration” for the Cancer/Libra pairing is, “Mother Goose recites a poem, surrounded by adoring fairy tale creatures.” Strange as it may sound, that’s actually an excellent metaphorical approximation of Straight Outta Compton. The film’s operative scene takes place inside a rented recording studio where Eazy-E recites the lyrics to “Boyz-N-The-Hood,” a bass-heavy, urban folk-poem that would become legendary for its unflinching depiction of life on the streets of Los Angeles at the height of the drug war. Eazy-E isn’t “Mother Goose” per se but the film does portray him as an ambitious, business-minded midwife to a group of artists whose life stories have since taken on such mythological levels of significance that the film is now the number one grossing musical biopic of all time.

While both critically acclaimed and commercially successful, Straight Outta Compton is not without serious shortcomings. Astrologically, it’s a good example of the Cancer/Libra tendency to deny or ignore uncomfortable issues out of existence even as it confronts others. Most notably, N.W.A.’s rampant misogyny and homophobia are left unquestioned while Dr. Dre’s vicious beating of music journalist Dee Barnes is left unmentioned. The contributions of all-star girl group J.J. Fad are conveniently written out of the film even though it was money and acclaim from their hit song “SuperSonic” that established the group’s label as a legitimate player within the music world. With a few brief exceptions, women are depicted as little more than bitches, hoes, and “house-whores.” This is a systemic and not-insignificant blight on what, at times, is one of the more emotionally moving (Cancer), justice minded (Libra) films in recent memory.

Saturn in Scorpio: Planet of Challenges in the Sign of Sex and Death

Straight Outta Compton’s Sun (identity) at 28 degrees Cancer (sign of family) receives a supportive contact from Saturn (planet of structures) at 28 degrees Scorpio (sign of underworlds). From beginning to end, the film is structured (Saturn) around a series underworlds (Scorpio). It starts in the underworld of a South Central Los Angeles dope house where we see a drug deal between friends go from bad to worse to even worse. It ends in another underworld, the AIDS ward of Cedar Sinai Medical Center. In between, it’s structured around the psychological underworlds of backroom business deals and joint financial transactions. Early in the film, a closed door agreement between Eazy-E and N.W.A. manager Jerry Heller is depicted as financially shortchanging other members of the group. Later, the strong arm tactics utilized by Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight in procuring the services of Dr. Dre prompt Eazy-E to consider having Knight assassinated, a course of action Heller dissuades him from pursuing.

In his book Myth Astrology, astrologer Raven Kaldera associates Saturn in Scorpio with the myth of Cerridwen, a Celtic goddess who assist others by regenerating slain corpses in her cauldron. Nobody depicted in Straight Outta Compton is able to regenerate corpses but we do see Dr. Dre persuade Eazy-E to invest money acquired from the corrosive dead end that is the crack trade into a cauldron of smoking hot musical acts that end up cracking the top of the charts. There’s no voodoo or magic in the film, but turning money accrued from an industry backed by bullets made of lead into records made of gold arguably qualifies as something akin to alchemy.

North Node in Libra: The Other Side to the Other Side of the Story

Straight Outta Compton was released as the transiting North Node (point of destiny) was in Libra, the sign responsible for providing the other side of the story. In many ways, the film accomplishes its North Node directive as there are numerous scenes in which we see police violence depicted from the other side of the boot or battering ram. It’s in these moments that the film operates as counter-programming to officially sanctioned narratives regarding the application and misapplication of justice (Libra) in our culture.

At the same time, even compelling counter-narratives often require additional counter-narratives if justice is to be truly served (Libra North Node). In regards to the counter-narrative offered by Straight Outta Compton, most reviewers have chosen to look the other way when it comes to the group’s appalling dehumanization of women and the film’s near total erasure of them. However, a few voices have come forward with counter-narratives to the counter-narrative. For instance, in an interview published by the Huffington Post, Sikivu Hutchinson reminds us that “N.W.A. was instrumental to the normalization of terroristic, misogynistic violence against black women and girls.” Writing in the Washington Post, journalist Jamilah Lemieux acknowledges the film’s cinematic brilliance but explains that the current mobilization against police violence is “far less driven by rap and rappers than it is by black women.” Critics and fans who celebrate the group’s anti-authoritarian valor but fail to question the injustice of music that treats black women as disposable commodities are thus “missing the other half of the story”, she points out.

This article originally appeared in Hexagon #2, available for immediate purchase:

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Hexagon #2 Now Available: “Give us truth or get out of the way”

If you live near a Barnes and Noble you’ll be able to purchase Hexagon #2 at most of their retail locations for $8.95 starting on February 8th. If there isn’t a B&N in your area and you’re willing to pay a bit extra you can also buy your copy direct from us for $10 plus $2.50 shipping. Most orders ship out within one or two business days via USPS priority mail, confirmation and a tracking number are sent via email.

Front and back covers of Hexagon #2
Front and back covers of Hexagon #2



The opener to Willow’s feature article on the transit of Saturn in Sagittarius:

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The opener to Jason Fleming’s feature on the birth chart of hip hop culture:

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A page from “Deep Cover, Deep Space: The Astrology of America’s Black Budget Space Program”, which includes an analysis of the deeply occult imagery seen on the morale patches of the National Reconnaissance Office, a black budget version of NASA and the biggest spy agency the 99% are still in the dark about:

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The first page from Michael Lutin’s piece on the transits of Pluto in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces and what they mean for the future of humanity:

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From Mystic Medusa’s intelligent and humorous article “Hi-Lo Astro” on the best and worst sides of each sign:

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Again, the front and back covers of Hexagon #2:

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Hexagon 2016 Subscribers Drive: Final 72 Hours!

Our Winter 2016 Kickstarter Subscribers Drive has entered its final 72 hours! Subscribers get a number of cool perks, including being listed and linked on the Hexagon Original Subscribers Wall of Fame and a limited edition, embroidered “Original 144” Mission Patch. Some previews from Hexagon #2, which ships January 18th-19th for people who subscribe via our Kickstarter page. First the table of contents:

HexagonTOC

The opener to Willow’s feature article on the transit of Saturn in Sagittarius:

BlazingArrows

The opener to Jason Fleming’s feature on the birth chart of hip hop culture:

Hip Hop Culture

A page from “Deep Cover, Deep Space: The Astrology of America’s Black Budget Space Program”, which includes an analysis of the deeply occult imagery seen on the morale patches of the National Reconnaissance Office, a black budget version of NASA and the biggest spy agency the 99% are still in the dark about:

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The first page from Michael Lutin’s piece on the transits of Pluto in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces and what they mean for the future of humanity:

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A page from Mystic Medusa’s intelligent and humorous article “Hi-Lo Astro” on the best and worst sides of each sign:

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Want to subscribe and/or pre-order? There’s tons more info at our Kickstarter page. If you have any questions feel free to contact me via the “Contact” link in the navigation bar.

-Matt

What The Hell Is Going On Up There and Who’s Behind It? The Search for the Real Assassins

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Editor’s Note: this is a 400 word article excerpt from Michael Lutin’s 2,000 word appearing on pages 24-to-27 of Hexagon #2. -Matt

In the case of the United States, we are facing a Plutonian confrontation that began before the United States was even the United States and was just a ragtag bunch of settlers.

Way back then, Pluto was also in Capricorn. So let’s look at that.

Pluto in Capricorn represents the landlord, archetypically speaking, and always involves the question of the rightful ownership of property. In fact, we could say that it represents invasion and the seizing of property. So while attorneys litigate their heads off in long protracted court cases, the issue is, of course, who owns any property on the Earth. No matter how well we disguise the motivation for war and dress it all up in ideological and moral righteousness, it is always about real property and the development of natural resources.

Viewed astrologically, the United States’ Sun in Cancer is at a pretty wide angle to be considered a traditional opposition to Pluto. I’m not so interested in that sort of orb. I’m interested in at what point in time and space such an alignment would become exact or partile.

In the case of the United States, by secondary progression, that was around the year 1791. That was the year the Sun opposed natal Pluto by secondary progression. 1791 marks a very big defeat for the Native Americans when the US won the territory of the Northwest at the Battle of Fallen Timbers. It was also the year that the Bill of Rights was ratified.

Transiting Pluto, currently in opposition to the natal Sun, is echoing the progression of 1791 in current events. And here we are at the doorstep of our Pluto return natal position being 27 Capricorn.

The United States of America was born in confrontation. The fundamental issue in the history of this country is the control of property, and especially the illusion that you can invade, conquer, and seize property and pilfer someone else’s natural resources with no consequences at all.

If you do it in the name of liberty and the pursuit of happiness, nobody can say a thing.

But wait, think of everyone in the world right now. Isn’t this a mark of the darker side of Pluto in Capricorn? It is easy to name names and fire away at political leaders and “terrorists” for their encroachment upon foreign territory since the 16th century. But are we not, as members of the Earth community, being encouraged to shiver in fear as our leaders all over the world demonize the next group whose lands they jealously covet?

But wait again: those heartless murderers who kill innocent citizens in surprise attacks—who are they? Who are they really?

This is not new. This is not news. Is the population of the world truly resolved to end evil? Who is the terrorist? Is there a macabre plot to intimidate everyone and demonize all Xenos?

Who are the Xenos? What is a Xeno? Are you a Xeno? Am I a Xeno? The fact is, we are all Xenos to somebody.

With Pluto in Capricorn, it is not so clear exactly who the invader is.

Final week to pre-order your copy of Hexagon #2:

Hexagon #1 and Hexagon #2
Hexagon #1 and Hexagon #2

Astrological Review of “Bitch Planet, Are You Woman Enough?”

(Photo Credit: Image Comics)

Editor’s Note: excerpted below is Heather Renae Horton’s review of the new feminist themed sci-fi comic Bitch Planet that appears on page six of Hexagon #2. -Matt

This word ‘bitch’ in our modern times is used with a negative connotation. Directed primarily toward women, this term is used to insult the character of an individual and oust one from the group-think. The general understanding of the origin of this word refers to the female dog. However, when we enter the world of mythology we find there is one goddess holding the word bitch as part of her grand title for worship. Her name is Artemis, aka “The Great Bitch”—a goddess many astrologers associate with the sign Sagittarius.

As coincidence would have it, writer Kelly Sue DeConnick birthed her latest comic book series Bitch Planet into comic-nerd consumer hands on December 10, 2014 in Berkeley, California, when the Sun was in Sagittarius, sign of “The Great Bitch.” This sci-fi feminist comic does not disappoint in its bitch-tastic, Sagittarian birthright. The comic takes place in a male-dominated future where women deemed “non-compliant”, or otherwise inconvenient to their male overlords, are sent to the Auxiliary Compliance Outposts (ACO), aka. “Bitch Planet”—a penal colony in outer space. True to their Sagittarian nature, the women on Bitch Planet are raw and strong, both physically and mentally.

The chart for this comic has its Moon (needs) in Leo (theatrics), so the entertainment factor is strong with this comic series! The moon rules women in general; in Leo, this brings forth the strong will and pride of the lioness. The combination of the Sun in adventuresome Sagittarius (the wild horse) and the Moon in dramatic Leo (the lioness) makes for an exhilarating display of justice-minded resistance against Earth’s new, autocratic male order.

The comic’s ferociously non-compliant Sagittarian Sun and uber-dramatic Leo Moon both receive a supportive jolt from Uranus (planet of shocks and rebellion). The presence of Uranus here adds an additional sense of urgency to the women’s battle for independence and self-expression.

Bitch Planet has its Mars (the god of war) in futuristic Aquarius, arguably the sign most likely to rebel against oppressive world orders. The passionate drive (Mars) of this sci-fi comic is about the battle of what’s best for humanity (Aquarius). It pits a proud and powerful population of Aquarian-era women against the male dominated order that seeks to make them comply.

Its Saturn (authority) sits alone, brooding in Scorpio (sex), keeping us bound to the pages of this comic where sexual undertones of exile, pain, and torture are not only felt by the imprisoned women but implied for the women compliant within the Earth world.

The comic was released just as Uranus (rebellion) was in an exact square aspect to Pluto (power, terror) in Capricorn (big business, big government). The undercurrent of rebellion by independent and aggressive women is ever buzzing while flipping the comic’s pages. Bitch Planet is thus a great representation of the Uranus/Pluto squares all women have been battling the last few years. As a non-compliant Sagittarius myself, I can honestly say that this comic is what true cosmic bitches are made of.

About the Author

Heather Renae Horton is a professional astrologer, life coach, radio show host, and published writer. She works with individuals, couples, and families to assist in understanding a greater connection to all and foster well-being through Jungian and positive psychology coaching methods with the use of astrology. She can be reached via her website MythMandala.com

This article originally appeared in Hexagon #2, available for immediate purchase:

Front and back covers of Hexagon #2
Front and back covers of Hexagon #2



Winter 2016 Hexagon Subscribers Drive is Underway

Our Winter 2016 Kickstarter Subscribers Drive is underway. Subscribers get a number of cool perks, including being listed and linked on the Hexagon Original Subscribers Wall of Fame and a limited edition, embroidered “Original 144” Mission Patch. Some previews from Hexagon #2, which ships January 18th-19th for people who subscribe via our Kickstarter page. First the table of contents:

HexagonTOC

The opener to Willow’s feature article on the transit of Saturn in Sagittarius:

BlazingArrows

The opener to Jason Fleming’s feature on the birth chart of hip hop culture:

Hip Hop Culture

A page from “Deep Cover, Deep Space: The Astrology of America’s Black Budget Space Program”, which includes an analysis of the deeply occult imagery seen on the morale patches of the National Reconnaissance Office, a black budget version of NASA and the biggest spy agency the 99% are still in the dark about:

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The first page from Michael Lutin’s piece on the transits of Pluto in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces and what they mean for the future of humanity:

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A page from Mystic Medusa’s intelligent and humorous article “Hi-Lo Astro” on the best and worst sides of each sign:

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Want to subscribe and/or pre-order? There’s tons more info at our Kickstarter page. If you have any questions feel free to contact me via the “Contact” link in the navigation bar.

-Matt

Letter from the Editor: Mercury Retrograde is No Excuse for D–k Twittery

Editor’s Note: excerpted below is Madame Zolonga’s “Letter from the Editor” that appears on page six of Hexagon #2. -Matt

Hello, my avaricious astrology aficionados. Welcome to the second issue of Hexagon! This quarter we’ve brought you even more hot planetary interps to keep your mind ablaze with cosmic wonder. From the investigative to the irreverent, it’s here.

No doubt you’ve noticed we’re dropping Issue #2 in the midst of a Mercury Retrograde cycle in Capricorn. These things happen. Planets keep moving and so do we. I have a personal motto about this:

NO PLANET SHAMING
NO PLANET BLAMING

So while I do, of course, recognize the Mercury Retrograde phenomenon, I will NEVER endorse, engage, excuse, or support the kind of dick-twittery that’s beginning to go along Mercury Rx. For some, the Merc Rx has become the planetary drug of enabling bad behavior. The excuses are appalling:

• Lost your Ventra card for the El? So you left your date sitting alone at the bar for two hours.

• Lost your cell phone? And you couldn’t call her that night.

• Lost half your contact list? It won’t appear until after Mercury goes direct (conveniently).

• Didn’t get your message, dude. [shrug] Must be Mercury Retrograde.

• Forgot condoms? Don’t worry, babe, sperm swim downstream during Mercury Retrograde.

• My hairdresser f*#@^** ruined my hair! It’s Mercury Retrograde.

• No one understands me! It must be Mercury Retrograde.

• All my ex’s are after me! Yes, you’re doubly hot during Mercury Retrograde.

• Wear neon. Wear patchouli. Wear plaid puce underwear. It’s Mercury Retrograde that made you do it.

• Refuse to book your honeymoon, dental appointments, waxing, oil changes, or new belly dancing class.

Because, you know…

Here’s the real deal.

Mercury Retrograde is not anyone’s Instant Jackass Voucher. If you’re shady and unreliable the rest of the year, no one’s going to believe your excuses when Mercury’s retrograde, either. Consider this: Mercury Rx is more likely to REVEAL your shenanigans than conceal it. That’s strong encouragement to clean up your act.

Life doesn’t stop during Mercury Retrograde. Merc Rx lore emphasizes not signing big contracts, leases, or deals. Why? Because astrologers have a track record of seeing that agreements made during Merc Rx don’t hold up. There’s likely to be something in the details you didn’t see when you signed. Okay. So you’ve got astrology and you’ve been forewarned. Use it—don’t fear it!

Get a second opinion. Have a second lawyer review that contract. Write in exclusion options, or exit/termination clauses.

Anticipate changing conditions and make legal room for them. If the other party won’t budge now, they may not budge later, either. (Dick-twittery exposed!) If so then maybe you should hold off for a better time, or a better deal. (See? Merc Rx can be your friend, too.)

Unless you’re bound in the legal equivalent of iron manacles, you can change your mind in a couple of weeks. Humans do that. Waiting works, too. You CAN wait a couple of weeks before signing that gym contract, and your hair CAN wait if you won’t risk a new colorist. Life moves on, and so will you. Practical tip: Save your receipts.

Learn patience. This is nice way of saying “Get over yourself.” If Mercury Retrograde really warps our perception of time for a few days, then cool! Work it! Other people make mistakes. You do, too.

If you obsess over all that can go wrong during Mercury Rx, you’ll miss every chance to learn what can go right. Lost luggage? Did you throw a temper tantrum in the passenger service office? Or did you recognize the humanity of the people working there? Were your words confrontational or collaborative? You know, the kids ARE watching. You did know that, right? Inconveniences aren’t you specifically aimed at YOU. But you know that already because someone taught you right, or you’re bright enough to study things like astrology.

The current Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn has a high potential for getting your act together. No fancy stuff. Step back and fix the fundamentals in your life. Bone, teeth, and any structural framework: get the gears, buttons, and links aligned. You can imagine how un-boring the basics are when they crash because you’ve rushed your site design or failed to reinforce a beam. Go slow to grow, now through February 14.

Remember: NO Planet Shaming. NO Planet Blaming. Mercury doesn’t give a flip about your character, but the people who love you do.

Happy reading,

Madame Zolonga
Associate Editor, Hexagon
mzospeaks@gmail.com

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Joyous January 2016 Horoscopes from Elodie Miaow

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Sun sign horoscopes cannot replace a proper analysis of your birth chart and transits of the moment. They are meant to be a broad insight into certain time signatures. If you want a more detailed forecast, you can book a reading with me at 9thhouseastrology.com. It will be my pleasure to help you unlock and prepare for any upcoming opportunities or challenges. The rising sign is essential in understanding our personal dispositions, please read your Sun sign and Rising sign for extra clarity. Happy explorations! -Elodie

ARIES/ARIES RISING ♈︎

In the last few months, Aries, you spent a lot of time over-analysing your situation, yourself and everything that is possibly wrong with you. You might not have been aware of this ongoing internal critic, but I urge you to start the year with a clean slate in the self-esteem department. It’s ok to use a magnifying glass to look at ourselves,,all our little flaws and every little wrinkle, but sometimes you have to take a breather, take a step back and look around at what is going on outside of your immediate periphery. Make a New Year resolution to let go of a bad habit and then get your priorities straight. The urgent matter at the moment and the place where you need some restructuring have to do with your work, your career, and your place in society. The New Moon on January 9th is connecting you to “the boss that lives within”, your inner CEO, the person in charge. You are looking for more autonomy. You want to do your own thing. How bad do you want it? What do you have to let go in order to get more financial autonomy? The Full Moon is in Leo on the 23/24th, and it ILLUMINATES the part of your chart that connects you to your creative center. You want more freedom, more fun and you have a lot of creative juice brewing at your core. January is an excellent month to revise your ambitions, what you have to contribute to the community and the role you want to have in society.

TAURUS/TAURUS RISING ♉︎

January is a solid month and there is a lot on your plate to start the New Year. You have creative power at the moment. If there is someone able to bring ideas into reality this year, it is you. The New Moon in Capricorn on the 9th is happening in the part of your chart that deals with what you believe in, which to some extent has been under revision. How do your spiritual inclinations and what makes you rise above the mundane fit in with your surrounding, your friends or the people you associate with? Are they at odds or do you feel supported? Now would be a good time to take stock since you might be hyper aware of the disparities between your philosophies of life and the community you are a part of. A serious appraisal of the situation is called for. Mercury retrograde in Capricorn for most of the month is an excellent time to revise your overall direction and where you see yourself going in the long term. Your ruler Venus will conjunct Saturn which calls for maturity in all of your dealings and personal relationships. You might be working overtime and feel weighed down by responsibilities but since you are an Earth sign you can totally pull this off and come out strong at the end of the month. With all that work, your partner or loved ones could feel neglected, so make some time for them. The Full Moon on January 23/24th is in Leo and it is in your home sector. Take a breather, have fun and relax.

GEMINI/GEMINI RISING ♊︎

Oh the sobering effects and realisations that come with another year gone by and a new one beginning! This could be an emotionally churning period when you are asked to find the sweet spot in winter Gemini. Your personal relationships have been undergoing a huge transformational shift that has left you somewhat cynical about love but you are also learning to find faith within. The New Moon on January 9th is a heavy-handed one that makes you hyper aware of any structures that no longer sustain you. All work and no play can make Gemini a dull girl/boy. Your ticket to finding luck again has a lot to do with your foundation and your base of operation, your home and where you retreat from the world to charge your batteries. If you are setting New Year resolutions, I would suggest to set them around your home, your inner sanctuary and what that means to you. Where you would like your home to be, what you envision your home to look like or any actual renovations that would update your space and your living quarters. In order to expand and succeed in the world, we need to feel solid within. Your ruler Mercury will be retrograde in Capricorn for most of the month in the part of your chart that deals with other people’s money, taxes and inheritance. Be clear about your role within any partnership and anticipate possible misunderstandings. Double-check any paper work that involves taxes. I don’t want to make a big deal about Mercury retrograde but better to err on the side of caution. It might be a good idea to wait (if you can) till the end of the month to secure a commitment, a financial arrangement or sign a contract.

CANCER/CANCER RISING ♋︎

We are now 6 months away from your birthday, dear soft one. Most of the light you receive around this time of the year is coming from your partnerships, your sweetheart, the ones you love in your life or in your dreams. The New Moon in Capricorn on January 9th is making you aware of how much you need someone to support you and to a bigger extent how much you need others to support your work. How is your partnership helping you to express yourself and what role do other people play in helping you generate ideas? Acknowledge and give thanks to the people that matter to you. To bring luck in your future endeavours, show gratitude to all who have helped you bring your ideas to fruition. If you are not feeling supported, now would be a great time to voice your concerns and revise your partnerships and the roles they play in your life. Sometimes we expect that others will return the favour but not everyone is as caring or attentive as you are. Your generosity might go unnoticed if you don’t kick a fuss about it. You might have to spell it out or carve it in a rock for others to acknowledge or understand what you expect from them. Revise the systems you use for getting what you want and adjust. The Full Moon in Leo on January 23/24th illuminates the resources you have available to you at the moment. Remember what you are made of, what you already know and what you are good at. Remember that you have enough wealth, fortune and power within you to sustain yourself no matter what happens.

LEO/LEO RISING ♌︎

Sometimes it can feel like we are working for very little in return. January might be one of these months for you, Leo. Keeping in mind that all the work you are putting in now will most likely pay off later might be a good idea. Your financial well-being this year is closely related to how much work you are willing to put in right from the start. The New Moon in Capricorn on January 9th is in the part of your chart that deals with your habits and general routine. Set your intentions around health, and support your immune system with plenty of sleep and good food. Your health is your wealth so be willing to invest in it. Now would be an excellent time to weed out any bad habits that are depleting your wallet, your energy or that are not helping you get where you want to go. I am not going to lie to you: everyone will have to put in extra hours in January. You can make money but you will need to be disciplined, serious and committed about your objectives. Long-term investments is your magic formula. Since this is the time of the year when the Sun is at the opposite of where it is on your birthday, you could feel an all-time low. The end of the month will ease off and the Full Moon on January 23/24th is in Leo, which could bring some form of recognition. Soak it in, and bask in the glory. This is your Full Moon. Acknowledge your accomplishments, your creativity, your amazing brain and give thanks to yourself for all the hard work that got where you are.

VIRGO/VIRGO RISING ♍︎

For you Virgo, the year starts with your ruler Mercury going retrograde in the part of your chart that deals with your creative center, romance, children or any projects that are like ”your babies”. Whatever you are working on at the moment will need to be revised, restructured and solidified in order to get the lasting result you are looking for. Start 2016 with the intention to birth or create a lasting legacy. What are the structures that are currently in place within your projects and what methods are you using to ensure maximum creativity within them? What brings you joy and are you serious about your pleasure? If you are not sure of what that means for you, now would be a great time to define it more clearly. Where do you get your inspiration from? Do you have a muse? If you are single and looking for love, what would an ideal courtship look like? How did you spend your free time before you became an adult? The idea here is for you to connect with your inner child. Make some room for playing and re-invent how you use your imagination. Have faith in your creative abilities and monitor the persistent internal critic that lives within. Your capacity for enjoyment is closely connected to the vision you have of yourself and your self-imposed limitations. It can also be that your ability to have more fun, flirt with life and connect to that child like innocence has the power to transform you. What do you love?

LIBRA/LIBRA RISING ♎︎

On first impressions you might seem to be gentle and agreeable, Libra, but the people closest to you know that under your charming demeanour hides a fierce and powerful will. This somewhat hidden side might become a lot more apparent in 2016. Your initiation into the warrior mindset began last year and you have basically been in training camp since then. You have learned to connect to your own needs while liberating yourself from the demands of the external world. And that is not easy for the sign that is most often associated with diplomatic compromises. The New Moon on January 9th shows that you still have some work to do in regards to communicating what you need to the ones who are dearest to your heart. And to do that, you need to have faith in your intuition as a guiding compass. Trust that only you know what’s best for you. There are a lot of opportunities for you to become a voice of authority in your field. In 2016, your opinion and expertise will be in high demand and you can make money with what you know. But you have to be serious about knowing your worth and knowing what you know. Take this month to revise your internal dialogue, adjust your base of operation. Liberate the skeletons in your closet. Let go of stale beliefs about yourself that you have inherited from your family and early childhood experiences. Find rooting in a new soil, a fresh soil, the soil of your own wisdom.

SCORPIO/SCORPIO RISING ♏︎

Mars, your ruling planet will be in Scorpio for almost half of 2016. That means that whatever happens, you will be able to tap into your incredible reservoir of strength, resourcefulness and stamina. Not that it is not usually available to you but you can find some comfort knowing that the year begins with a strong footing. Your strength came with a price and in the last three years you have worked really hard to be where you are. Basically, you rock. Now the question is can you apply your endurance in order to make more money this year? How will you apply all the will power that is available to you to birth a cool project that could be financially rewarding too? If you are working on something already, January should be spent tweaking all the details of that project. Prepare yourself for a month that will be spent going back and forth over details in what seems to be a meaningless dance. Keep in mind that your ability to go over things is closely linked to your ability to generate income. Spend time organising your thoughts and find a system that will help you be more productive. There might be an increased number of correspondence, phone calls and trips. There is a momentum building but it is important not to skip any steps. Everything will come in due time. Find your allies, the ones that can help you with your ideas, your paper work or anything you don’t have time to get to. A lot of luck can be generated if you team up with others. Define your plan of attack and put your army in order.

SAGITTARIUS/SAGITTARIUS RISING ♐︎

Who is this person in the mirror? Who is this responsible and productive human being? The little centaur is all grown up, how does it feel? Sagittarius, I am so impressed with you and all that you are doing. It is amazing to see the tangible ways in which you go about being the coolest sign of the zodiac. If there is one sign that deserves to have their philosophies broadcast loud and clear, it is you. Everything you stand for is finding a way to becoming a real part of your life and that is awesome. The first half of 2016 will be spent pretty much on the same path as the one you undertook in late 2015. You are working relentlessly at making your dreams come true: keep going. A big part of the work has to do with re-aligning your work and career so that they are in tune with what you believe and what you would like to do in the long term. Spend January calibrating your finances, calculate how much money is coming in and how much money is going out. Be realistic about the workload you want to take on because there are many opportunities regarding your career or how you could be making money. Be selective because the choices you make now will have an impact down the road.

CAPRICORN/CAPRICORN RISING ♑︎

The year starts with your birthday; you are the first in the line because you know how to tackle pretty much anything. You also get the first New Moon of the year on the 9th of January. People put a lot of faith in you and in the way you do things because you know where you are going and you make a great leader. If you end up getting lost along the way, you’re still pretty good at pretending to know where you’re going. So the New Year begins and you are in the lead, where are you going and what are you looking for? This is a great month to revise your ambitions and write your plan for the year. Mercury will retrograde in your sign for most of the month, which means you can take a breather and solidify your foundation before you keep moving ahead. It would also be an excellent time to revise what you believe yourself capable of doing. It is very possible that you are still following a course of action that is not suitable for you anymore but you are still going through with the motion because you feel obligated? You have changed deeply in the last few years and your transformation is not over. How can you take your more “out there” visions and make them fit into your overall scheme. You might actually feel like throwing conventions out the window completely. Would you dare?

AQUARIUS/AQUARIUS RISING ♒︎

The New Year starts with a major internal reform that will mostly take part behind the curtain and in the dark. What does that mean, you ask? Well, you are shape-shifting but your new shape hasn’t really taken up an official form yet. You can start seeing the changes but you haven’t grasped entirely what it means. It is exciting, but it is also nerve-wracking because you are not clear yet on what is emerging. You can sense the major impact your decision will have in the long run but you can also sense the hand of destiny at work and how small you are in the overall picture. You want to do something meaningful, you want to be meaningful and you are willing to work hard to bring your dreams to reality. To connect to your center, I would suggest that you spend January in a semi-quiet and meditative state. If you can retire from the world and into a stilled place for a few weeks, do it. It might end up being the most productive move you will do. Study your visions, listen to what your dreams are saying, smoothen out your new wings. You will also need to clarify your intention in regards to your partnerships: what you need from them and why you need others to be a part of your projects. Because you do. You need to have faith in others to help you complete the puzzle. The successful outcome of your ideas and projects in the first half of 2016 is closely linked to your alliances and collaborations.

PISCES/PISCES RISING ♓︎

Happy New Year, Pisces! There is always a good reason to stay hopeful but wishful thinking alone won’t get the job done this month. January could feel like you lack the support that you need, so revise your alliances. Who is on your team? How are you going about getting the help that you need and is it working? Maybe it’s the way you go about asking for assistance. Are you invoking the right helpers and are you being precise? If you feel like people aren’t there for you, can you find a better way to formulate your desires to get what you want? The way you make a living is closely linked to your friends, your community and your genius. How it all ties in together has a lot to do with finding practical methods of putting it out there. If you can ground your vision, it will be easier for other people to see it. If you can build a bridge between what you imagine your role to be in your community and reality, you can make some pretty cool things happen. Being the most philosophical sign of the zodiac makes it is easy for you to find the silver lining in any situations. But that doesn’t mean you have to put up with difficulties. Others can really benefit from your set of skills, so be serious about the methods you use to promote yourself and what you know. It will be really worth it in the long run.

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Elodie Miaow blogs at 9thHouseAstrology.com

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