Month: October, 2012

Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon: The Scholary Super-Fox and the Secretly Sexy Librarian, the Smartly Dressed Detective and the World's Most Effective Spy ("This article will self-destruct in five seconds")

Virgo is the Hard Working Nurse, the Long Suffering Nun, the Discerning Analyst, the Humble Servant, and the Health Guru of the Zodiac. In medical astrology Virgo rules the intestines which quietly but dutifully separate what stays with the body for nutritive purposes from what must be discarded as waste. This is where Virgo gets both its analytical abilities, its health consciousness, and its tendency to serve anonymously from. When a person’s Sun (identity) is in Virgo (analysis, service) they will come to be identified with their quiet but highly efficient analytical abilities. Other Virgo Suns will come to be identified with this sign’s health consciousness. Florence Nightingale was not a Virgo but her image in most people’s minds as a reform minded nurse is about as Virgo as it gets.

Virgo is the Florence Nightingale of the Zodiac

Sitting 60 degrees from Virgo is Scorpio, the sign the sign of the Shaman and the Spy, the Sorceress and the Spell-Caster, the Hitman and the Detective, the Investment Banker and the Contract Killer, the Criminal Deviant and the Depth Psychologist, the Covert-Op and the Deep Cover Cop, the Countess-in-Chief of Mind Bending and the Professor Emeritus of Freak Nasty. When a person’s Moon (emotional needs) is in Scorpio (depth) they are nourished by anything that involves secrets, souls, or intense sex appeal. To illustrate: using its premier date as its date of birth, the film Basic Instinct starring Sharon Stone is a Scorpio Moon film. (Chart) The film’s famous “interrogation” scene is an extreme but not all together inaccurate summary of the Scorpio Moon’s clandestine psychological prowess:

Combine the capacity for anonymity of a Virgo Sun with the clandestine instincts of a Scorpio Moon and you get what might be the most effective Sun/Moon combination for the world of high-stakes spy-craft. Astrologer Jefferson Anderson calls this the combination of “The Sly Fox” whose “intellectual bearing masks a deeply secretive inner nature”. (Source) To illustrate: using its establishment date as its date of birth, the Central Intelligence Agency is a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon. (Chart) Please not that over at, the CIA is listed as a Leo Sun, Scorpio Moon but as I’ve made quite clear in this article, they are using the wrong date of birth for the agency.

The public may think of the agency as high profile, high-adventure, and action oriented due to its depiction in media but the reality is much more mundane (Virgo). Most of what the CIA does is “analysis” (Virgo) of intelligence regarding “secrets” (Scorpio). Looking through bank accounts, sifting through emails, pouring over satellite photos to find minor anomalies that may lead to larger conspiracies is the type of detail oriented work that a Virgo Sun eats for breakfast. Subtle manipulation of a country’s interest rates, rigging of a region’s electricity prices, or obtaining an organization’s accounting files are the sort of subtly effective (Virgo) methods that are the CIA’s bread and butter, not the theatrical tactics seen in spy films. The agency gets all of this work done behind a wall of secrecy that any Scorpio Moon can appreciate.

Dating a Virgo/Scorpio woman? That buzz you hear is the predator spy drone she has peering in through your kitchen window to make sure you’re taking your vitamins. And that you’re not on your ex-girlfriend’s facebook page. And that you’re doing your morning calisthenics. And washing before you eat.

Here’s a little (Virgo) secret (Scorpio): if you want to know the real intent behind a television show all you have to do is check the chart for the show’s debut. This is because television shows have astrological charts just like people, countries, and intelligence organizations. Just substitute the show’s premier for its date and time of birth and you’ve got all the inside information you could ever want on why the show is really being produced. To illustrate: using its premier date of 9/17/66 as its date of birth, the hit 1960s television series Mission Impossible is a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon just like the CIA. (Chart)

Reading through the Mission Impossible plot summaries it’s clear to those in the know that the writers were either inspired by or leaked information about some of the CIA’s most clandestine operations of that era. I could tell you which episodes correlate to which operations but then I would have to track your IP address. Of course maybe this site already is tracking your IP address. Or maybe not. After all, why would a largely unknown astrology site being operated out of an undisclosed location in Northern California be tracking your IP address? Really, what are you getting so nervous about? What is it you’re trying to hide?

Actress Beyonce Knowles is a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon. (Chart) She’s known to be total workaholic, another hallmark of this combination. A textbook Virgo/Scorpio will still have three jobs even if they’re independently wealthy or married to a music mogul as Mrs. Knowles happens to be:

Of the 144 Sun/Moon pairings it’s one of the best at absolutely pouring their heart into their work. This is especially the case if, as Bill Tierney points out, the work involves repair and renovation or hygiene and health consciousness in some way. (Source) To illustrate: using its initial operating date of September 11th, 1972 as its date of birth, the famed Northern California subway system Bay Area Rapid Transit is a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon. (Chart) Like the textbook Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon individual, BART is so industrious, efficient and good at its job that it often gets taken for granted by those who come to rely on it. It’s also almost always undergoing renovations to improve its efficiency. You could even go so far as to say that it’s dedicated to health consciousness since riding BART is much healthier for both the planet and local economy than driving gas guzzling cars.

In addition to excelling at critical thinking, careful analysis, and being more than just a wee bit paranoid, the Virgo/Scorpio combination is also an excellent one for corporate espionage, either engaging in it on the offense or testing a company’s defenses against it. Imagine, for instance, you’re an executive at a Fortune 500 company. Internal affairs calls you to let you know your laptop has been compromised. The suspected culprit is that unassuming janitor or quiet maid whose face you barely remember, but nobody knows for sure. IA thinks the culprit may have downloaded the contents of your laptop to a thumb drive hidden in their broomstick while you were out in the parking lot taking a phone call from your spouse. (Or was it your lover?) By the time you were back in your office they were finishing up their vacuuming and on their way out the door just as anonymously as they were on their way in. But maybe not, IA’s not really sure. What’s the culprit’s astrological identity? Well chances are they’re a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon. But again, nobody knows for sure exactly what their chart looks like. This is because behind this pairing’s unassuming exterior hides one hell of a tough customer. As effective at observing others as they are at hiding in plain sight, they’ll have the contents of your psyche (or smartphone) captured, categorized, and cross-indexed before you even have reason to remember their face.

That laptop of yours with all those emails, files, websites, and photos you should probably be deleting before your spouse discovers them? Don’t even bother trying. The files have already been extracted and uploaded to a remote server.

You really should be more careful about who you you let track your IP address.

Think I’m exaggerating? Did you not watch the 1967 CIA video “Defense Against the Spy” that I embedded a few paragraphs previously? Of course you didn’t watch it. Your eyes just skimmed right past it, just like the eyes of (not so) fictional corporate executive skimmed right past our (not so) fictional Virgo/Scorpio janitor turned spy. But then maybe this site isn’t really tracking your IP address. Or maybe it is tracking your IP address and you should go watch that video. Or maybe that video has something embedded in it you’re not supposed to see. Or maybe you need to go find a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon friend to assist you in figuring out why this article is so preoccupied with your IP address. Because that’s what Virgo sun, Scorpio Moon individuals do best: they dig deep, they hit their marks, and they figure s–t out.

Furthermore if it turns out this article’s preoccupation with your IP address is a sign I’ve lost my mind then your Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon friend might even be able to assist me in getting to the root of my neurosis. Unless, of course, I’m perfectly sane and it’s actually you who is losing your mind. Either way a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon individual would be able to get to the bottom of this situation. Bill Tierney explains why in his book All Around the Zodiac:

Emotional intensity is mixed with nervous energy in this pairing, resulting in behavior that at times borders on the neurotic. Still, Virgo/Scorpio must uncover the bottom-line reasons for why something or someone is malfunctioning. Virgo depends on its logical mind to help it backtrack and trace any problem to its root cause, while Scorpio uses its psychic sensitivity to feel out hidden factors of any complex situation. Together, this combo is unbeatable at detective work, whether in trying to solve a crime, uncover a mystery of science, or probe deeply into a troubled psyche. (Source)

Speaking of “delving into troubled psyches”, as you may have guessed by now there’s multiple reasons why this post is subtitled, “This article will self-destruct in five seconds”. The first reason is an allude to the famous “self-destructing tape” sequence that every episode of “Mission Impossible” started with. The other reason is less pleasant to contemplate. Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon individuals tend to keep their feelings tightly bottled up until they just implode or explode (self-destruct), sometimes in ways that shock those have become used to their workmanship type efficiency. Television news reporter Christine Chubbuck is a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon who committed suicide on live television after a much hoped for romantic relationship failed to materialize. (Chart)

Few Virgo/Scorpio individuals will ever take things to such extremes but many (most) would benefit from some form of therapy to help them not be so critical of themselves. Chubbuck was a very attractive woman and, although a bit eccentric, was generally quite well-liked by her colleagues. Her reasons for suicide at only 29 years old were thus likely quite resolvable, particularly since Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon is a very resilient combination if it can get through rough patches induced by its tendency to demand so much from itself. It also tends to age exceptionally well. Virgo is the sign of health consciousness while Scorpio Moon has instinctual access to the alchemically regenerative power of Pluto, Scorpio’s planetary ruler. Raquel Welch, for instance, is a Virgo Sun, Scorpio who has aged so well she can still rock a skin tight leather print skirt at age 70. (Chart) Had Chubbock not self-destructed she probably had plenty of romance to look forward to:

Between its earthy sensuality and world class research skills, this pairing makes for one hell of a sexy librarian. Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon individuals who enter academia often end up as the type of professors who students develop secret crushes on out of admiration for their intellectual depths. UCLA professor Jared Diamond – best known for his best selling book Guns, Germs, and Steel – is a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon. (Chart)

Speaking of education, that is one area where Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon individuals can really shine, albeit when I say “shine” I mean in a quietly purposeful way not a bright hair/big lights sort of way. (This ain’t Leo Sun, Aries Moon we’re talking here.) Educator Maria Montessori, for instance, is a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon. (Chart) According to Jefferson Anderson this pairing, “harbors revolutionary ideas and secretly wants to implement radical change”. (Source) That is exactly what Mrs. Montessori did when it came to revolutionizing children’s schooling and, unlike the Central Intelligence Agency, she was never involved in the large scale laundering of money from the narcotics trade.

Which brings me back to the situation involving the tracking of your IP address . . . If you were a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon you would have already dug through the archives of this site by now and would have figured out more than a few things about this website. First off, you would have ascertained that given the professional background of the proprietor there was absolutely no way he was going to use the CIA as an example of anything without mentioning its involvement in narcotics trafficking. So the last line of the last paragraph would not have thrown you for a loop. Secondly, you would also have made a mental note that the proprietor is a a Cancer Sun, Aries Moon – a Sun/Moon combination far too impatient to bother managing details like how the hell to even go about tracking your IP address.

Of course Cancer Sun, Aries Moon is known to be quite shrewd so perhaps the proprietor of this site has hired a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon whose already cross-indexed your IP address with all of your known (and unknown) internet aliases and now knows exactly what it is you’re up to. And maybe he or she advised the proprietor of this site to include the last paragraph and this one as decoys. Because if you think there aren’t any good reasons to track you IP address then read this article from the Wall Street Journal about how your web-browsing habits are now a highly valuable commodity that can be bought and sold on all sorts of international markets. In light of what hackers are capable of doing these days maybe you really should consider hiring a Virgo/Scorpio type to get your computer security up to snuff. True to their highly efficient nature, their fees will likely be quite modest. Plus, while they’re getting your computer secured they’ll probably even be able to help you organize your vitamin drawer and cross-reference what’s in your fridge against the latest research coming out of the diet and nutrition journals.

Whatever is going on with your computer’s IP address, hopefully this article’s preoccupation with it has at least got you feeling a bit deeper and thinking a bit more critically, two of the strengths possessed by Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon individuals. If so then its mission has been accomplished, something that any Virgo/Scorpio would be happy to hear . . . although not without some advice about how to make a few improvements.

And if you don’t know what your IP address is then don’t worry because this website – and whoever is or is not associated with it – already ran a trace on it:

You are from
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%%v_OS_IMG%% %%v_OS%%
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Sun in Cancer, Moon in Pisces: "I hear the secrets that you keep when you're talking in your sleep. I know I'm right cause I (see) it in the night"

Songs have astrological charts just like people, companies, organizations, events, vessels, space satellites, etc. Just use the song’s release date as its date of birth and you can bring up its chart just like you would for a person or an event. To illustrate: the other day I was listening to the radio and the 1983 song “Talking in Your Sleep” by the Romantics came on. Listening to the chorus “I hear the secrets that you keep when you’re talking in your sleep” got me thinking “Okay, one of its luminaries is probably Pisces since Pisces rules sleep while the other luminary is probably Cancer (emotional intelligence) or Scorpio (secrets)”. Take a listen to the song and see if you can make a guess as to its Sun/Moon pairing:

Turns out it’s a Cancer Sun, Pisces Moon. (Chart)

Here’s where things get interesting: I’ve done 50 Sun/Moon articles and my favorite one thus far was the Cancer Sun, Pisces Moon article on SeaSat One, NASA’s amazing oceanographic satellite. (Source). “Talking in Your Sleep” includes the line, “When I hold you in my arms at night, don’t you know you’re sleeping in a spotlight?”. Now take a look at NASA’s original drawing of SeaSat and see if you don’t notice something extremely uncanny:

Artist's original concept image of SeaSat (Image Source: NASA, NTRS)

Like many Cancer/Pisces individuals, SeaSat excelled at sensing all things hidden. NASA launched it to study the oceans using remote sensing technologies that could see hundreds of feet deep into the oceans. What surprised the heck out of them was that it also ended up “hearing secrets that the United States keeps while it talks in its sleep”. Among other things it picked up, SeaSat unexpectedly detected all the U.S. ICBM armed submarines in addition to spotting experimental stealth bombers which at the time were a “black project” being flown out of Area 51. That seems pretty good example of somebody “hearing (seeing) the secrets that you keep while you talk in sleep.”

For more information on the Cancer Sun, Pisces Moon combination make sure to check out:

Cancer Sun, Pisces Moon: The Sea-Farer and the Far-Seer, the Psychic Space Satellite and the Blind Woman Who Saw All, a Sailboat from the Spirit Realm and the Seance at Sea

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Jessica Murray on Saturn in Scorpio and the Uranus/Pluto Years

This week’s guest on was San Francisco based astrologer Jessica Murray, author of Soul Sick Nation and At the Crossroads: An Astrologer Looks at These Turbulent Times.

Jessica Murray: Saturn in Scorpio and the Uranus/Pluto Years

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Scorpio Sun, Sagittarius Moon: The Freelance Hitwoman, the Cowboy Vigilante, and the Enemy of the State ("On a quest through the valley of death")

Combine the Sun in the sign of extremes (Scorpio) with the Moon in the sign of high adventure (Sagittarius) and the result can feel like a heart pounding run through hell. This is one of the most action oriented of the 144 Sun/Moon pairing as both signs have the theme of “attack” symbolized within their glyphs. Scorpio is symbolized by the Scorpion, the Snake, and the Eagle – all deadly predators who thrive within extremely hostile environments. Sagittarius is symbolized as a wild haired centaur-archer armed with a quiver full of flaming arrows. To illustrate just how well-armed this pairing can be, consider this: using its premier date as its date of birth, the film Terminator is Scorpio Sun, Sagittarius Moon. (Chart) If you’ve never seen the film it’s a high volume but fundamentally accurate projection of what might be the Zodiac’s most courageous, committed, and socially concerned Sun/Moon pairing:

The emotional intensity in the film is a good, if exaggerated, approximation of the impassioned zeal this combination is capable of once it’s committed to a cause of life-and-death proportions. Scorpio can be tenacious to the point of being obsessive while Sagittarius can be zealous to the point of being fanatical. Pair the two together and you get somebody who can be absolutely unwavering once they’ve set their mind on a particular path. Astrologer Bill Tierney explains:

Scorpio/Sagittarius types have a touch of crusader with militant undertones in them. This combination needs something vast and all-consuming at which to aim their forces in order to keep their energies from being destructive . . . Scorpio provides the drive and endurance to succeed against all odds, while Sagittarius keeps vision alive, even during the most grueling of times. (Source)

In the fictional world of Terminator, Kyle Reese’s all-consuming quest is saving the mother of the future. In the real world this combination is attracted to similarly all-consuming quests that involve epic battles between good and evil. The AIDS epidemic in Africa, the brutality of Iphone factories in China, or human-trafficking in Eastern Europe are the type of causes a Scorpio Sun, Sagittarius Moon individual will often be found crusading against . . . or on behalf of should they turn to the darker possibilities of this Sun/Moon pairing.

Even those Scorpio Sun, Sagittarius Moon individuals who go on all-consuming crusades for non-violence will often find themselves engaged in legal, social, or political confrontations as ferocious as a gun-battle with the Terminator.

The natal chart of a film will describe both the film’s hero and its villain. The hero typically corresponds to the highest expression of the chart while the villain corresponds to the darkest expression. In Terminator, both Kyle Reese and the T-101 are covert agents (Scorpio) on far-ranging quests (Sagittarius) but one is there to save lives while the other is there to destroy them. Reese is intensely courageous (high-Scorpio) and totally committed (high-Sagittarius) while the Terminator is coldly murderous (low-Scorpio) and unthinkingly fanatical (low-Sagittarius).

If Reese comes off as a paranoid fanatic in the above scenes (or in this violently passionate one) that’s because paranoia, fanaticism, and phobias, are some of the liabilities of this Sun/Moon pairing. Of course, as the saying goes, “It’s not paranoia if they really are after you”.

Scorpio Sun, Sagittarius Moon: The Enemy of the State

Speaking of paranoia, using its premier date as its date of birth the 1998 film Enemy of the Sate – is also a Scorpio Sun, Sagittarius Moon. (Chart) Like Terminator, the film is essentially a quest (Sagittarius) through the valley of death (Scorpio). In Enemy of the State, it’s the valley of death formed by the world’s most powerful intelligence agency the National Security Agency that the protagonist must crusade through in order to survive:

“Surely the film is at least a bit of a paranoid (Scorpio) exaggeration (Sagittarius), right?” Probably not. According to a 2007 article in the UK Register, intelligence agencies can now perform real time Enemy of the State style surveillance on *all seven billion people* on the planet. (Source) That the film would be so prescient in its depiction of the police state is no surprise given the shrewd, sophisticated, and truth-seeking nature of its Sun/Moon pairing. This pairing makes a good investigator, one that’s excellent at quickly grasping the big picture (Sagittarius) no matter how deep and dark (Scorpio) it might be.

Calling this pairing as the “enemy of the state combination” might seem a bit of an exaggeration but a number of high profile enemies of the state are Sagittarius/Scorpios. Edwin Booth, the man who assassinated Abraham Lincoln, is a Scorpio Sun, Sagittarius Moon. (Chart) So too is former Bloomberg corporate finace reporter Mark Pittman, the journalist who mysteriously died after successfully suing the U.S. Federal Reserve, the central banking catel that is at the center of more conspiracies than the JFK assassination, the October Surprise, and the 9/11 attacks combined times ten. (Chart) Prior to his passing, Pittman had discovered that “the amount going to prop up the financial system dwarfed the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) [issued in 2008]. It added up to $12.8 trillion and it wasn’t clear in all cases where the money was going” according to his Wikipedia entry.

Obviously few if any Scorpio/Sagittarius individuals will ever go to such extremes let alone be considered actual “enemies of the state”. This pairing does, however, possesses a major “Cowboy Vigilante” streak that lands it in pitched battles with the powers that be. To illustrate: Paula Broadwell, the Lt. Colonel turned author who was having an affair with David Petraeus (director of the CIA) is a Scorpio Sun, Sagittarius Moon. (Chart) She’s not an actual “enemy of the state” but is now being treated as one. Among other things, her security clearance has been pulled which means her career as a counterintelligence officer is about as DOA as Will Smith’s career as an attorney was in Enemy of the State.

Creepy coincidence: Broadwell’s extramarital affair with Petaeus was uncovered by a rogue FBI agent using methods uncomfortably similar to those used by the rogue NSA agents to track Will Smith’s extramarital “liason” with Lisa Bonet’s character in Enemy of the State.

Astrologer Carolyn Reynolds writes of the Scorpio Sun, Sagittarius Moon female, “. . . she fares well whatever the climate because she can survive. This one will hunt and fish with you. You can take her to Africa and she’ll out shoot you and the rest of the hunters.” (Source) No kidding. In addition to having served as a special operations command officer, Broadwell has (or had) a side gig working as a firearms demonstrator for the high-end automatic weapons manufacturer KRISS. Here’s a screenshot of her literally “out shooting the boys” taken from one of the company’s promotional videos:

Scorpio Sun, Sagittarius Moon women will often “outshoot the boys” to quote Carolyn Reynolds. Photo: KRISS

As Broadwell’s curriculum vitae testifies to, Scorpio Sun, Sagittarius Moon is one of the most action oriented of the 144 Sun/Moon pairings. the two together and you have a Sun/Moon pairing that’s predisposed to a life of high speed adventure and high stakes confrontation. Actor Charles Bronson, best known for portraying freelance hitmen, vigilante cowboys, and other battled-hardened characters is also a Scorpio Sun, Sagittarius Moon. (Chart)

Astrologers Suzi and Charles Harvey tell us this pairing has a “probing, questing, analytical mind”. (Source) To illustrate: astronomer Carl Sagan is a Scorpio Sun, Sagittarius Moon known for having such a mind. (Sagan’s Chart) Sagan obviously never traveled through literal time or survived a literal nuclear holocaust like his fictional astro-twin Kyle Reese. His work did, however, take him on wide ranging quests through the concepts of space and time. He also spent several years studying the horrors that a large scale nuclear disaster or environmental collapse can bring. (Source)

According to the Harveys, a metaphoric image for the Scorpio Sun, Sagittarius Moon individual is, “A child gazes up at the night sky, captivated by the mystery of deep space. An alien appears, and reveals a glimpse of the child’s future as a famous astro-physicist.” (Source) That image is an almost literal approximation of Sagan’s life story: he was captivated by the mystery of deep science beginning in his childhood, was very interested in the possibility of making contact with extra-terrestrial life, and he did grow up to become a famous astronomer who was well-versed in physics.

Despite being a staunch skeptic of astrology, Sagan would probably be pleased to know that the International Space Station, launched (born) November 20th, 1998 is a Scorpio Sun, Sagittarius Moon just like him. (Chart)

Like many of its Scorpio Sun, Sagittarius Moon astro-twins, the ISS is on a quest (Sagittarius) though an environment (outer space) so fraught with dangers that it is, in a manner of speaking, a valley of death (Scorpio).

Scorpio Sun, Sagittarius Moon: “The Forerunner”

Pablo Picasso is also a Scorpio Sun, Sagittarius Moon. (Chart) His best known painting is Guernica, which he created in response to the valley of death that Guernica became when it was the target of a Nazi blitzkrieg campaign in April 1937. The painting become an international icon for the suffering that war inflicts on both physical and psychological landscapes:

Scorpio Sun, Sagittarius Moon: Guernica as painted by Pablo Picasso

It’s hard not to notice that Picasso’s Guernica bears a number of thematic similarities to the future we’re given glimpse of in Terminator. Take a look at this video of Reese’s flashbacks or at this screenshot of them and compare it to Picasso’s image of Guernica:

Scorpio Sun, Sagittarius Moon: The future as envisioned in Terminator

While Terminator may not occupy quite the same revered level of art that Guernica does, there are clearly some pretty significant parallels between the two works. The silent horror invoked by Guernica was an all-too-accurate approximation of the highly-mechanized world war just over the horizon for much of Europe. Similarly, the high-tech warfare waged by heartless cyborgs in Terminator has turned out to be an all-too-accurate approximation of the high tech warfare waged for heartless corporations in the year 2012.

That Scorpio Sun, Sagittarius Moon works such as Terminator and Enemy of the State and Scorpio Sun, Sagittarius Moon individuals like Carl Sagan and Pablo Picasso were able to grasp certain truths years before others makes sense given the ecological niche of their Sun/Moon pairing. Astrologer Jefferson Anderson tells us that Scorpio Sun, Sagittarius Moon is the Sun/Moon pairing of “the Forerunner” who “can believe truths that others find hard to fathom, perhaps because it is so far ahead of everybody else.” (Source) This includes truths so terrifying that one must first crusade through a valley of death, either physical or emotional, in order to grasp them.

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Lada Duncheva on the Astrology of Emotional Stability, Romantic Relationships

This week’s guest was internationally acclaimed astrologer and YouTube sensation Lada Duncheva. Lada’s appearance is in two parts:

Lada Duncheva on the Astrology of Emotional Stability (or Lack There Of)

Lada Duncheva on the Astrology of Romantic Relationships

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Sun in Aries, Moon in Gemini: The Sky Diver and the High Flyer, the Loose Cannon and the Live Wire, The Outlaw Biker and the Race Car Driver ("Fasten your seatbelts, it's gonna be a wild ride")

Aries Sun, Gemini Moon is one of the most friendly, most exciting, and most totally unpredictable pairings as it combines the passion and courage of Aries fire with the speed and dexterity of Gemini air. Loaded with moxie, full of attitude, and exuding an aura charged with electricity, this combination typically talks, moves, and thinks like a human firecracker. Astrologer Jefferson Anderson calls this the Sun/Moon pairing of “The Speed Demon” while Suzi and Charles Harvey say one if its greatest strength is its ability to “reach for the stars”. (Source) Felix Baumgartner, the skydiver whose record-breaking leap from the edge of space set the internet ablaze in the fall of 2012, is an Aries Sun, Gemini Moon. (Chart) Baumgartner sure seems to be doing a good job of “reaching for the stars” while during his descent from the edge of space he became the first skydiver to break the sound barrier of 690 miles per hour. A “Speed Demon” indeed.

Baumgartner has a number of fast-moving, chutzpah-loaded astro-twins worth checking out, including former WWE superstar Amy Dumas aka “Lita”. (Chart). Like Baumgartner, Dumas is a sky-diver (of sorts) whose capacity for “lively” self-expression is a testament to this pairing’s risk-taking moxie and fire-cracker like temperament. She too “reached for the stars”, albeit the ones located in world of wrestling not those on the edge of the cosmos:

Exciting acrobatics for sure but that voice over of an out-of-character Dumas berating the audience is pretty obnoxious don’t you think? Well it’s to be expected given her astrological pedigree. Jefferson Anderson writes of the Aries/Gemini’s flash-fire like temperament:

You are never one to sulk in a corner, unless your need to communicate is somehow thwarted by an unattentive (or unappreciative) audience. If so, you may be subject to a sudden but fleeting temper tantrum that people will long remember. (Source)

The textbook Aries/Gemini is fiercely independent, quick to be bored, and an extreme seeker of novelty. They will not give a second thought to throwing convention, caution, and concerns about what others may think all to the wind when in pursuit of a new hobby, passion, or even career. Mrs. Dumas, for instance, moved to Mexico at age 19 to pursue wrestling on more or less a whim. She’ll probably be making similarly spur of the moment decisions well into her senior citizen years as Aries/Gemini is somewhat of a permanent teenager.

This pairing is one of the Sun/Moon pairings most likely to have pants-crappingly high car insurance premiums. Astrologer Bill Tierney writes, “Both signs know little about applying the brakes in life, and tend to go at whatever interests them at a rapid pace.” (Source) To illustrate: Martial artist Jackie Chan is an Aries Sun, Gemini Moon. (Chart) Known for both his fun loving demeanor and his fast moving fists, Chan has starred in three installments of the Rush Hour franchise, an appropriate titled vehicle for a Sun/Moon pairing as fast moving as Aries/Gemini:

Speaking of “rush hour”, Aries Sun, Gemini Moon individuals often live their lives according to the philosophy of “Who needs seat belts when you don’t have brakes?” This makes them the life of pretty much any party but also prone to accidents, particularly when they’re rushing head first into something new as they so often are. Dumas, for instance, once nearly decapitated herself when she overshot her target while performing a head first stunt known (appropriately) as a “suicide dive”:

In the lead up to Baumgartner’s record setting skydive a number technicians were concerned that his leap would end up as the world’s most well publicized “suicide dive”. Jackie Chan has also had a number of head on brushes with death or dismemberment as a result of “suicide dives”m including one incident where “his grip on a branch slipped and Jackie fell forty feet to the ground below. Chan landed hard on his head, hitting a rock and caused a partial skull fracture, resulting in bone entering his brain.” (Source) But a Sun/Moon pairing as perpetually effervescent as Aries/Gemini rarely gives too much thought to such possibilities so let’s just skip, bounce, and bubble along to something more exciting . . . like . . . hot guys on tricked out motorcycles!!! Outlaw motorcycle customizer Jesse James, best known as the CEO of the West Coast Choppers motorcycle shop and one time love interest of actress Sandra Bullock, is an Aries Sun, Gemini Moon. (Chart)

Aries Sun, Gemini Moon individuals typically have very fast moving trains of thought and little patience for slow moving, cautious types. Astrologer Linda Goodman points out in her book Love Signs that, “Since Aries bubbles with naive impetuosity, and Gemini is determined to attain complete independence by breaking every bond of the spirit, maturity of [thought is not emphasized] with this pairing”. (Source) Mr. James, for instance, is now nearly an icon for making decisions based on less than fully matured thinking patterns:

Aries Sun is considered the most brashly impetuousness of solar placements while Gemini Moon is nourished by social and communicative gymnastics. The combination gives Aries/Gemini individuals a vivacious, eternally youthful energy that electrifies those who come in contact with it. Anderson tell us that “despite lacking diplomatic skills this combination is usually quite popular”, as this video of Dumas signing autographs makes clear.

Aries Sun, Gemini Moon Astro-Twins: Bette Davis, the City of San Francisco

Dumas and Baumgartner have a few fellow Aries Sun, Gemini Moon astro-twins worth mentioning. The first is Hollywood Golden Era actress Bette Davis. (Chart) Similar to Mrs. Dumas, Davis was considered at her best when portraying characters with an aggressive edge who were willing to take things to extremes. It was Davis who coined the phrase, “Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night” which was originally a line of hers in the film All About Eve.

Like many Aries Sun, Gemini Moon individuals, Davis was also an excellent trash-talker full of honest if totally untactful observations. Davis once observed of her longtime MGM rival Joan Crawford, “She’s slept with every male star at MGM except Lassie”.

The city of San Francisco, incorporated (born) on April 15th, 1850 is also an Aries Sun, Gemini Moon. (Chart) Not unlike its Aries Sun, Gemini Moon astro-twins Amy Dumas, Bette Davis, and Jesse James, the city is known for its high-flying night life and “live-wire” social orientation. It also has a flourishing “outlaw biker” scene, at least in a manner of speaking.

This pairing is as swift-moving and excitement-seeking in matters of the heart as it is in matters of career. Astrologer Jacqueline Bigar writes of the Aries Sun, Gemini Moon woman’s romantic vivaciousness:

You exude sparks of life that promise sensual magic and a mind that declares excitement. When a man gets to know you he might feel as if he has opened Pandora’s box. (Source)

Dumas, for instance, explained in a recent interview that she was at her best when projecting as either a tough girl tomboy or (and I quote), “a loose cannon slut who would say pretty much anything.” I certainly wouldn’t go so far as to say the Aries Sun, Gemini Moon is the combination of “the loose cannon slut” but it definitely does have an emphasized need for dexterity and romantic variety. Bette Davis once said, “An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring . . . I ought to know.” (Source) The city of San Francisco is a non-living entity so while it isn’t technically capable of having an “affair” there is probably no city on planet Earth where a wider variety of “wild rides” is only a text message away. Happiness is possible for the Aries Sun, Gemini Moon individual but only with a partner who is as mentally flexible and capable of romantic quick-changery as themselves. Felix Baumgartner, for instance, is partnered with a former professional gymnast, a fitting match for a Sun/Moon pairing as flexible and multi-faceted as Aries/Gemini.

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Saturn in Libra versus Saturn in Scorpio: The Lord of Karma Moves from the Sign of the The Marriage and Family Therapist to the Sign of the Deep Cover Detective, the T-800 Terminator, and the Doctor of All that is Taboo

Saturn is in the final days of its transit through Libra where it is considered “exalted”. Saturn is the planet of sobriety, justice, and the school of hard knocks. Libra is about balance of power in relationships. Astrologer Jessica Murray has analogized Saturn in Libra to somebody opening a window in a closed room full of fetid stank. (Source) It’s during Saturn’s transit through Libra that misaligned relationship dynamics have their best chance of being rebalanced in a manner that is fair to all parties concerned. Kate Middleton and Prince William, for instance, both have Saturn in Libra in their birth charts. Not coincidentally, their wedding date – one that was certainly planned astrologically – also occurred when Saturn was moving through Libra.

On Friday October 5th, Saturn will move into Scorpio, the sign of the Shamaness and the Spy, and Sorceress and the Spell-Caster, Hitman and the Detective, the Investment Banker and the Contract Killer, the Criminal Deviant and the Depth Psychologist. When Saturn moves into Scorpio, the Lord of Karma turns her powers of discernment towards the unearthing of buried secrets, the use and misuse of sexual power, and the psychological underworld of joint financial matters.

Saturn in Libra can be analogized to an appointment with a marriage and family therapist or a retired divorce court judge known for her firm but fair approach. This is the judge or therapist whose goal is not to let the dissolution of a romance lead to the dissolution of a friendship. Saturn in Scorpio is a whole different ballgame. It’s more analogous to a three a.m. knock on the door from a veteran detective who sees right through career minded ass covering, corporate double speak, and new age glitter-gabber. To illustrate: the 1985 film Witness starring Harrison Ford as a police captain who must hide an Amish boy who witnessed a brutal murder was released during Saturn’s last transit through Scorpio. The film is, of course, a fictional work but it happens to do a grisly accurate job of demonstrating how this placement often ends up being experienced or expressed (Warning: embedded scene is grisly):

Note that both Harrison Ford’s character and the young Amish boy are Saturn in Scorpio “types” albeit ones at opposite ends of the experience spectrum. Witnessing a murder and investigating a murder are also both Saturn in Scorpio type experiences, albeit extreme ones that most of us will fortunately not experience. Don’t be surprised, however, if you do become familiar with or alerted to the consequences of emotional or economic violence during the next three years.

Saturn is the “heavy hitter” of the zodiac no matter what sign it is in. But when it moves through Scorpio, the sign of sex, death, and obsessions with sex and death, things get extremely dark, extremely fast. Last time Saturn moved through Scorpio from 1983-1985 we saw the emergence of AIDS, the Satanic sex abuse scandals, and a resurgence of paranoia over nuclear war. It was during Saturn’s last transit through Scorpio that the films The Day After and Threads, both of which graphically dealt with the horrors of nuclear holocaust, were released. Threads, generally considered the better of the two films, was produced without a soundtrack. This gives the film a cold, silent vibe that very much fits the modus operandi of Saturn in Scorpio:

Saturn in Scorpio is a starkly realistic transit so here is some stark reality for you: although fears of a nuclear war have greatly receded with the public consciousness during the last 30 years, there are still approximately 20,000 live nuclear weapons around the world. Amazingly, most are still aimed at the same targets they were aimed at during the Cold War. Many of Russia’s weapons are even hooked into something called “The Dead Hand”, an automated doomsday computer built in the 1970s that Russia’s nuclear engineers are unwilling to disarm for fear that doing so might accidentally set the thing off. (Source) There’s also the potential for more Fukushima type disasters in the form of 400 nuclear reactors around the world including over 100 here in the United States, many of which happen to be built on active earthquake fault lines. If this is all too much reality for you then just consider nuclear warfare and nuclear meltdowns as metaphors for the large scale release of deeply buried radioactive emotions.

Too dark for you? Okay, here’s some Saturn in Scorpio humor that you might feel okay laughing at. The 1954 film THEM! was released when Saturn was in Scorpio. The name of the film may not ring a bell but you’ve likely come across if you ever awoken at 2:00 am and turned on some late night television. It’s the one where fallout from nuclear bomb testing mutates harmless ants into giant man-eating monsters:

Of course this being Saturn in Scorpio it’s only funny only until you remember that here in the modern day we are facing an epidemic of ecological “blowback” from things like electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Saturn in Scorpio implies hard work (Saturn) involving shadows (Scorpio) and EMFs and GMOs can certainly be likened to the 21st century equivalent of shadows. Like other environmental poisons, they’re everywhere and yet nowhere at the same time. We all know about them yet we’re all in denial about them. While we’re unlikely to be attacked by giant man-eating ants anytime soon, the deleterious effects of these technological, genetic, and agro-chemical shadows will likely be unearthed in a much more profound way during Saturn’s transit through the sign of sex, death, and deep cover detective work. In particular you can expect to hear – or experience – some very disturbing news about the effects of these things on reproductive health as Scorpio rules the genitals in medical astrology.

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As far as environmental issues are concerned, it’s probably no coincidence that the only president who had the psychological fortitude to tell Americans the truth about their oil predicament was Jimmy Carter, a man with a Moon/Saturn conjunction in Scorpio in his natal chart. Nor is it a coincidence that Carter spent his twenties as a submarine warfare officer on-board a nuclear powered submarine. Scorpio excels at navigating shadowy undercurrents, handling radioactive emotions, and is considered the sign most directly associated with nuclear energy. When a person has Saturn in Scorpio they are compelled to work hard (Saturn) at being emotionally courageous (Scorpio) even if doing so means getting tossed out on their ass by people who want it to be “morning time in America!” so they can hit the snooze button and go back to sleep.

It was Ronald Reagan who uttered those famous words about it being “morning time in America” right before he dramatically intensified the war on drugs (“war on addicts”?) when Saturn last went through Scorpio. It was during this time that it became clear to informed analysts just how dependent the U.S. national security apparatus had become on laundering money from the drug trade to finance covert operations abroad. Not coincidentally, the film Scarface starring Al Pacino as a ruthless drug lord turned real estate investor premiered at the same time. The chart for its premier includes a Saturn/Moon conjunction in Scorpio. (Chart) If you’ve never seen the film this clip will give you some idea of how nasty this placement can be when it turns to its less pleasant expressions.

Fast forward thirty years and some of the world’s largest financial institutions are now just as dependent on money from the narcotics trade as some of the world’s largest intelligence agencies. According to Antonia Maria Costa, the head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, it was drug money that kept the large multinational banks afloat following the financial crisis of 2008. (Source) It was shortly after the financial crisis hit that Barack Obama launched a surge of troops into Afghanistan, which has since become world’s number one producer of both heroin and marijuana. (Source) One can’t help but conclude those troops have been sent there not to stop the flow of drugs but to make sure the drugs get produced because it’s money from those drugs that’s keeping the large banks so incredibly profitable. How else do you think they’re making record profits during the worst economic recession since the Great Depression? (It sure as hell isn’t from creating jobs.)

Saturn is karma and Scorpio is sex so you can some pretty serious unearthing of abuse scandals within certain religious organizations, and maybe even within the highest levels of the political and financial worlds. It’s also possible we’ll see the rise of a new sexually transmitted disease or find out that a current one has mutated into a much more virulent strain. To illustrate: Saturn was last in Scorpio when Rock Hudson announced he was dying of AIDS. A 6’5″ actor named “Rock” who makes a career out of portraying super butch tough guys in movies like Giant and Pillow Talk only to end up as an icon for a disease then associated with gay men is an example of Saturn in Scorpio modus operandi. Hudson happened to have Saturn in Scorpio in his natal chart so his death from AIDS came at his second Saturn return.

Speaking of genetically modified organisms, apocalyptic disasters, environmental collapse, and weapons of mass destruction . . . director James Cameron has Saturn in Scorpio. (Chart) His first major motion picture Terminator was released (born) October 26th, 1984 when Saturn was at 17 degrees Scorpio. (Chart) Watch this scene from the film and just substitute “Saturn in Scorpio” every time you hear Reese say “Terminator” and you’ll get an exaggerated but fundamentally accurate feel for the vibe of this transit. Keep in mind that the Reese character is also symbolic of a Saturn in Scorpio “type” just as much as the Terminator. He’s obviously there to help our protagonist get through this transit but it is a psychologically raw, almost primordial type of “assistance” as radically different from the exalted diplomacy of Saturn in Libra as can be imagined:

Actress Linda Hamilton, who starred in Terminator as Sarah Connor, has Saturn in Scorpio in her natal chart. (Chart) So too does Michael Biehn, the actor who plays Kyle Reese. (Chart) What you’re really seeing when you watch Terminator is two actors each having one hell of a Saturn return as they portray fictional characters each having one hell of Saturn return.

Saturn in Scorpio is associated with hard won (Saturn) transformations (Scorpio). In Terminator Sarah transforms herself from a wilting violet who must be rescued by a soldier from the future into a self-sufficient badass who defeats a cybernetic killing machine. You can think of Sarah transforming herself in order to a eliminate a demonic machine from the future as a metaphor for transforming yourself to eliminate your internal demons from the past, in particular any that hail from the psychological underworlds of joint finances and sexual relations. The Terminator in this regard can be thought of as a metaphor for an emotion or fear that has stalked you in regards to these matters more so than an actual machine.

According to astrologer Raven Kaldera, Saturn in Scorpio is associated with the Celtic myth of Cerridwen, a goddess who “assists” others by regenerating slain corpses in her cauldron. (Source) “Slain corpses” is essentially a metaphor for “dead parts of the psyche” or “fear ridden portions of the emotional terrain”. You and I won’t be dipping ourselves into actual cauldrons (at least not in most cases) but Saturn’s cave dive into Scorpio is absolutely, positively the best time to consult with a modern day witch such as a trained therapist, energy worker, financial planner, or sex educator. Even some astrologers might fit the bill. None of these modern day witches will be soldiers from the future like Kyle Reese but like Mr. Reese they should have an absolute unwavering commitment to assisting people handle the darkest aspects of the human experience. Whether their respective cauldron involves the psychological, the sexual, the occult or even all three, it will likely be very hot, probably not to pleasant to look at, and almost certainly have some pretty wild stuff in it. The film Ghostbusters, for instance, has a Mars/Saturn conjunction in Scorpio in the chart of its premier.

Even if you don’t believe in the paranormal, you’re human so that means you’ve likely got a few metaphoric “ghosts” haunting your financial, sexual, or psychological lives. Saturn in Scorpio affords you the opportunity to bust these ghosts once and for all or, if not bust them, at least dialogue with them to figure out what their root ecological purpose for existence is.

The next three years will likely see a collective upsurge in attempts to heal or make art of the economic, environmental, and psychological horrors inflicted upon us humans by those modern day Terminators known as Multi-National Corporations and the Military Industrial Complex. To illustrate: using its original release date as its date of birth, the 1954 film Godzilla has a Sun/Venus/Mercury/Saturn conjunction in Scorpio. (Chart) People often think of Godzilla as a mindless monster flick but the deeper (Scorpio) reality (Saturn) is much more profound. Released in 1954, it as actually an exploration of the unspeakable trauma inflicted upon the Japanese people when two of their cities were wiped out by nuclear weapons less than 10 years earlier. J.Hoberman tells us in a 2004 article for the Village Voice, “As crass as it is visionary, Godzilla represents a daring attempt to fashion a terrible poetry from the mind-melting horror of atomic warfare.” (Source)

Fortunately Saturn in Scorpio is not all doom-and-gloom. On the upside this transit is associated with opportunities for rehabilitation. But this isn’t celebrity rehab at a resort town on the California coast we’re talking about here. Saturn in Scorpio is much more subterranean than that, psychologically if not literally. Think less $300/night beachfront yoga retreat and more medieval witch’s lair or moss encrusted cave if you want a metaphor for the vibe of Saturn in Scorpio’s brand of rehabilitation. Whatever the exact setting or modality, it will be one that suggests a depth of emotional courage congruent with the depth of the work to be done.

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