Saturday 31 August 2013

Mars in Cancer - Come Out And Defend To The End

Artist/Sculptor Maggie Hambling has Mars in Cancer
'I asked for the complete works of Oscar Wilde for my twelfth birthday. My parents found it a little strange but I'd trained them by then. Dorian Gray was the first novel I ever read. It opened up life
Her statue of Oscar Wilde, near the Strand in London is regularly defaced as is her giant Scallop Shell,
4 metres high, commemorating composer Benjamin Britten, a gift to his home town in Aldeburgh, Suffolk. It provoked so much initial outrage and it has had to be scoured clean of graffiti 13 times since it was installed in 2003 with ongoing petitions to have it removed. 'I hear those voices that will not be drowned'
On the 13th July 2013 until the 28th August 2013 the warrior planet Mars on his campaign through the 12 signs swooshed itself and washed up in the waters of Cancer the Crab. While Mars was here it tirelessly explored the emotional space, tenaciously scouring through the inner realm and maybe ending in a burst of tears or screaming in terror. Or maybe it threw down the visor covering its eyes and speared the approaching dark forces gathering from unseen dimensions. 
Actor Wentworth Miller has Mars in Cancer
Came out in August 2013, posting a letter on GLAAD website turning down the Saint Petersburg International Film Festival 'deeply troubled' by the Russian government banning 'propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations'. 'Thank you for your kind invitation. As someone who has enjoyed visiting Russia in the past and can also claim a degree of Russian ancestry, it would make me happy to say yes. However, as a gay man, I must decline. I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government. The situation is in no way acceptable, and I cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly'.
Mars, during its stay in Cancer, would have been instinctively drawn to dip into what scares it most, it just can't resist, mesermised by what it fears it bravely goes with the tug of the tide, taking it far out to sea. For us during this time and for those born with this combination living with the contraction of fear and bravery will be an issue. Depending on many other complex issues, we will veer towards the timid or the tough, the choice, although it may not much feel like it, would have been very much ours to take.
British Footballer Justin Fashanu has Mars in Cancer
In 1981 he became the first black player in UK soccer to get a £1 million transfer fee. In 1990 he 'came out' as the first 'out' gay player in football. In 1998 he hung himself in a Shoreditch garage in London after being accused of a sexual assault in the US.
Mars love a good fight and is ambitious to get to its desired target. During its stay in Cancer the target is H-O-M-E. Mars the ‘Action Man’ planet will try its best to protect and defend its nest and all who reside within its walls and boundaries. Family, land and home are a BIG DEAL and a cause we will defend to the end and whilst Mars was in Cancer with a little help from Jupiter. Jupiter in Cancer - Nest Eggs & Freedom From Family Patterns
Green Party MP Brighton Pavilion Caroline Lucas has Mars in Cancer
'In my constituency people remember all too well Thatcher's opposition to gay rights'
Section 28 was introduced in the UK during the AIDS epidemic in 1988 and it effectively banned the promotion of homosexuality in schools. It was removed from the statute book by the Labour government and the current UK Conservative Prime Minister, David Cameron has apologised for the policy. Brighton also hosts Brighton Gay Pride, which was free to everyone but controversially began charging in 2011.
Lucas is the first ever Green Party MP in the UK. She was also an activist at Greenham Common Peace Camp, Molesworth Peace Camp and CND and on the 19 August 2013 was arrested with her son at a protest against Caudrilla Resources fracking in Sussex.

(with Phelim MacCafferty Green Party Councillor Phelimmac)
Check out the Cancer zone in your own chart. This area will have had Mars in the protective, highly sensitive crab sidling sideways through it. This is where we will have been urged to act protectively, defensively and tenaciously. 
Angela Eagle MP has Mars in Cancer
Part of Stonewalls anti-bullying campaign in UK schools her twin sister is not gay.
Defending, if used well, is healthy and often much needed. When Mars is in Cancer we defend if we feel attacked more times than not and if we also have an instinct for it, even half expect it we are going to remain defended and hidden amongst the rocks on the seashore. 
Composer Benjamin Britten has Mars in Cancer
His muse and professional, personal partner was tenor Peter Pears. He gained a reputation for 'dumping' friends that offended him who a critic called 'corpses' and appeared to be highly sensitive to criticism from others but also was critical of his own work. In reality he maintained many close friends throughout his life. 
If Mars passed through your 6th house zone then you could have employed your skills to further your employment, the working rights of others or getting your health in tip-top condition.
US Soccer Player Megan Rapinoe has Mars in Cancer
In the US Olympic Gold Medal Women Soccer Team she played a midfield position, the game maker, scoring
 a Gol Olimpico a rare corner kick that goes untouched into the net, making her the first player to score one and earning her a place in the celebrated French team Olympique Lyonnais. She also made an announcement as a prominent athlete to come out just before the Olympics 2012, publicly and to her parents, 
her twin sister is also gay. She is in a long term relationship with Australian soccer player Sarah Walsh.
We can all use the power of Mars to motor us through to our goal to ignite our passions and fuel our issues and drive us ever onwards, but we would be wise to choose our targets of opposition, try not to side step issues and defend our rights.
Singer/Songwriter Frank Ocean has Mars in Cancer The first major hip hop R&B African/American artist to come out into a music scene rife with homophobia. He confessed unrequited feelings for another man when he was 19 'I don't know what happens now, and that's alrite. I don't have any secrets I need kept anymore.
 I feel like a free man.'
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Thursday 29 August 2013

Venus in Leo - Ra Ra Ra Wonders, Miracles & Fallen Angels

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso has Venus in Leo
One of the readers of I Had A Dream Revisited 50th anniversary 28th August 1963
The current High Lama of the yellow hat school of Tibetan Buddism and Tibet's spiritual leader in exile. Escaping to India in 1959, he denounced the People's Republic of China and establishing a Tibetan government in exile. He travels the world for the welfare of the Tibetan nation, underlining the importance of compassion as the source of a happy life. However, world leaders and various institutions face pressure from a economically burgeoning China not to accept or recognise him as he continues to voice an opinion on contentious subjects for China and for repressive regimes in the World, including women's rights, the environment, and sexuality. It has been reported on the 13th August 2013 that the Chinese language website of the Tibetan government in exile was hacked and infected and software used to spy on visitors.
Dalai Lama's Chinese website hacked
From the 27th June 2013 until the 22nd July 2013 Venus was playing around to her hearts content in the sunny, vain-and-glorious Leo the Lion sign. This sign will want to
Ra and Roar itself around the cosmos at the drop of a hat. Ra being the Egyptian Sun god usually depicted with a massive solar disc atop his head mimicking a head-turning hairstyle in a most flamboyant display.
Artist Andy Warhol has Venus in Leo
Born Andrej Varchola into a family that practiced Byzantine Slavic Catholicism. He was deeply religious throughout his life apparently, lighting a candle, and praying for 15 minutes everyday. He also had an alter, crucifix and prayer book on his bedside table and used to volunteer at a shelter serving meals to the homeless.Warhol was also openly gay which is unacceptable to the church unless one is celibate, apparently.
Venus likes to indulge, feed the body, anoint it, make it look, smell and feel ‘ohh la la’ that is what she is about.Venus Come Out Of Your Shell  There are so many things Venus just loves, such as beauty in all it's forms, an appreciation of the finer things in life, like art, culture and social bonds. Relationships are a Venus speciality but money and fairness also part of the desires of Venus. A run through your own list will give you a clue on just how fundamental and central Venus is in our daily life. Love and Money are the two things we all want sorted and in place in order to feel they have got a good handle on life. You can deny one but it is unusual to deny both, at least not intentionally. So what was has it been like with the Lion running the ‘Love ‘n Money Show’? Perhaps we all had to dip deep into our reserves of benevolence and patronage.
Abbé Pierre has Venus in Leo
Born Henri Marie Joseph Grouès he was a French Catholic priest who a member of the  French Resistance during World War 2 and praised as a living legend. He also founded the Emmaus movement that helps the poor, the homeless and refugees. 
We would have demonstrated affection and desires in a very open hearted way but really, as a rule of thumb or just take the whole issue of hairstyles very seriously indeed ha! Venus here in this flamboyant, irrepressible and emotionally buoyant sign will have relatively few issues with displaying itself in its own inimitable way, regardless of the audience response. Regardless only because actually it somehow knows there is a very high chance of the reception will be positive or then maybe not. 
Singer/Actress/Diva Madonna has Venus in Leo
Everything including her name has involved religious iconography, including a cross on stage.
Those who view Venus in Leo with a negative eye are, well frankly, wrong and can be easily dismissed with a flick of the fringe or a rear swaying sashay. Venus in Leo time was all about the warmth, affection, lavish demonstrations, generosity, well so those with Venus in Leo may have told you. Actually these traits will apply whether to those born with this natally, or at any time Venus in Leo sashays on through. 
Singer/Dancer/X Factor Judge Cheryl Cole has Venus in Leo
Her tattooist displayed his work on her bottom in Instagram 2013 in the tattoo parlour temple.
If you wanted to attract, it would have been in your best interest to have been aware that during this time flattery WILL get you everywhere, don’t hold back by the way. Personal charisma, our physical appearance and how we show ourselves will get a boost of juice during these few Venus in Leo weeks as these issues would have risen up the notches. Venus in Leo is excellent for cheerleaders.
Actress Pamela Anderson has Venus in Leo
Famously discovered at a football game, when her face showed up on big screen she is a 
vegetarian endorsing PETA who ask us to consider the impact our actions have on animals
We would all have had a month where our relationships may have got a bit more dramatic or melodramatic depending on your bias, and Venus in Leo comes from a very deep bias which basically is: This is beautiful world lets get out and play in it to our hearts content. Self-indulgent, big-hearted and eye-wateringly charismatic, Leo is not one of those signs which says ‘Moi, non!’, therefore when Venus the Goddess of gorgeousness comes to visit this is quite a combo and can be a tour de force!
Mother Theresa of Calcutta has Venus in Leo
Born Agnes Gonxha in Albania, she spent most of her life in the Indian city of Calcutta caring for the sick and poor, especially children and founding the Missionaries of Charity. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and beatified by the Vatican only just one miracle away from sainthood. In 2013 doctors Serge Larivie and Genevieve Chenard, in the journal Studies in Religion/Sciences have criticised her reputation finding her ways 'rather dubious' and that her 'way of caring for the sick, her questionable political contacts, her suspicious management of the enormous sums of money she received, and her overly dogmatic views regarding, in particular, abortion, contraception, and divorce.' Dr Larivie has gone so far as to say
 'Given the parsimonious management of Mother Teresa's works, one may ask where the millions of dollars for the poorest of the poor have gone?'
Before we get too carried away with Venus in Leo it may also be the case that we all may have been much more pompous, vain and dominating and our egos hurt too easily if we did not receive our rightful worship. 
Key to understanding what is going on for us is to look at where in ourselves we are ‘Leo-attuned’, we all have degrees in our birth chart which looks out for any Leo vibration. Where is your personal Leo antenna? It will be good to look at how smoothly do the matters connected to your Leo house and/or planets run? Are they functioning as well as they could, or is there room for improvement?

Scientist Franz Halberg has Venus in Leo
He first used the term 'cicadian' describing the cicadian clock, a 
biochemical mechanism that drives adaptations to solar & lunar rhythms over 24 hour periods creating cicadian rhythms the optimum feel good. 
If you have Leo spanning the 5th zone of Romance & Creativity, you may find your ‘fun time’ gots a perk as what you do for the sheer love of it deepens and may go to another deeper level. The Guru Purnima गुरु पूर्णिमा is celebrated by both Hindus and Buddhists to give thanks to spiritual and academic teachers. This year it was the 22nd August 2013.
Musician Andy Desmond known as Miten has Venus in Leo 
He performs with musical/ life partner singer Deva Premal after meeting at controversial guru, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh's (known as Osho), ashram in Pune, India when he was 48 and she was 20. They have gone on to become the 'Johnny & June Cash' of sacred music and are highly respected in the spiritual and yoga world for Premal's chantings of Indian Sanskrit mantras and Desmond's musical arrangements. 21 day mantra meditation
French Diet Guru Dr Pierre Dukan has Venus in Leo
Accounting for the best-selling success of his diet book in the UK he acknowledges 'It works and Carole Middleton' after she began the diet the engagement of her daughter Kate Middleton to Prince William was announced and her other daughter, Pippa Middleton also Venus in Leo, swayed her bottom into the press. Dukan was rich and famous.
Is your own Venus is in Leo, was this a time for you to welcome in new arrivals in the form of people or coins? Was this your time to have that ‘Wow factor’ and work it?
If you are a Sun sign Leo then this stuff was easy, right? Well to a point, even a bright shiny leader and ruler needs some down time to re-position the crown, work the hairspray and put in some curlers or gel for that extra bounce other Sun sign may just bounce at the wrong time.
Actor Tom Cruise has Venus in Leo
Looking back on the time that Venus was in Leo we may have had a glimpse of what life is like being so public, noticed and ‘on display’, we may have enjoyed much of it but then realized that actually there is a time and place for some hidden away, quiet me time, just to get things straight, which brings us right into Venus in Virgo which is where Venus has made her next move. With true Venus in Leo style demonstrated by actor Daniel Radcliffe, Venus in Leo as Harry Potter, when we are looking for the wonders we will often also have to battle our own Dementors.
UK Singer/Songwriter James Blake has Venus in Leo
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Sunday 4 August 2013

Jupiter in Cancer - Nest Eggs & Freedom from Family Patterns

Actress Lorraine Bracco has Jupiter in Cancer
As psychiatrist Dr Jennifer Melfi her client is 'Father of the Soprano Family & Mafia'
who endures continual unravellings and 'family crisis'.
For one year only Jupiter, the Joy Bringer of the universe, comes to stay and wants to scatter his goodies around in the water sign of Cancer the Crab. From the 26th June 2013 until the 16th July 2014 Jupiter, the planet of abundance and prosperity will want to boost any Cancer energy it can find. Yes, Jupiter is in Cancer, the Cardinal Water sign where it is comfortable and secure in its exaltation.  Like Santa Claus and his family on holiday, showing their compassion and sharing out their good fortune and abundance.
'The Wizard of Omaha' American Business Magnate Warren Buffett has Jupiter in Cancer
One of the world's wealthiest people, estimated worth US$62 billion in 2008 he is also a philanthropist promising to give away 99% of his fortune. He has
 pledged to give the Bill & Melanie Gates foundation about 10 million shares of his company, the first year's donation of 500,000 shares were about US$1.5 billion. The Foundation aims are to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty globally and to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology in the US. He auctioned a
'golden ticket' an all you can eat tour of his See's Candy factory in California ending
14th August 2013
The last time Jupiter,  was in this position was back in mid July 2001 right on until August 2002. Throw your memory back to that time, memory is a very Cancer activity and get in touch, another Cancer activity, with the main events of that time for you. 
Grandpa Wen' China's Ex Premier Wen Jiabao has Jupiter in Cancer
According to Wikileaks he was thinking about divorcing his wife because he was 'disgusted' by her using his name to get huge huge diamond trade commissions. His
 mother owns investments in Insurance worth $120 million and the New York Times has shown his relatives accruing financial assets worth at least US$2.7 billion and a family empire during his time as China's Leader, building Olympic stadiums including the 'Birds Nest'. 
Ironically Wen Jiabao had tried instate the 'Sunshine' law, which requires government officials to release their financial information to the public and address corruption being seen as a cultural imperative.
('计划生育好处 Family Planning Has Many Advantages')
The point of the exercise is to try to get a feel, very Cancer again, so get a feel for the main threads and issues and remember the rewards and lessons of that time in your life. This will help you to navigate your way with Jupiter during this current stay with the Crab for this coming year. 
'Father of the South African Nation' Nelson Mandela has Jupiter in Cancer
 Known as 'Madiba' (his family tribe name) he was admitted to hospital on the 8th June 2013 with a recurring lung infection that worsened and he spent his 95th birthday in hospital in critical condition. Looking back to the 25th July 2001, he was in hospital then being successfully treated for prostrate cancer.
For example, if you learnt to let go of what you believed to be a tight emotional bond back then, in order to attain greater freedom, it may well be that this year a similar, connecting theme may be activated. Release is a Jupiter keyword, you may find that you experience your own particular Jupiter in Cancer release, depending on where you are Cancer attuned in your personal birth chart. Jupiter E-X-P-A-N-D-S whatever it touches.
'Father of the Digital Revolution' Steve Jobs has Jupiter in Cancer
'Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me' 

Although Jobs earned only $1 a year as Apple CEO he had Apple shares worth $2.1 billion, shares in Disney, with acquisition of Pixar, worth $4.4 billion. His estimated wealth in 2010 was $8.3 billion. Looking back to Jupiter in Cancer in 2001 it seemed that Jobs had incurred taxable income of $20,000,000 that he did not report and that Apple overstated its earnings by that same amount. Jobs potentially faced a number of criminal charges and civil penalties. In 2013 US Senators are again investigating apparent further Apple tax evasions with Apple's apparent 'loop-holes' in tax with 'subsidiaries in Cork, Ireland, declaring huge profits but paying very little tax. Apple Operations International, a holding company there showed a $30 billion profit over 4 years but paid no tax as it is an unlimited company it does not have to file accounts. In 
July 2013 Samsung was ordered to pay Apple $1.05 billion for copying key aspects of the iPhone & iPad...
Feeling released and freed up from family, your past, family patterns, your roots or home  must be the most highlighted sensitive spot in the Jupiter in Cancer signature.
If Jupiter is passing through your 12th house, for example, your family may ‘disappear’ to the other side of the world and while this could be a positive, hopeful move for all concerned, there will also be a feeling of loss. If it passes through your 8th house then your family members could release a load of their possessions your way or family legacies may prove very beneficial.

Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge has Jupiter in Cancer
The latest addition to the House of Windsor and third in line of succession to the throne
of 16 commonwealth nations.
Duke & Duchess of Cambridge's Son - Father & Sun in Cancer
On an impersonal, cultural level, Jupiter's entry into Cancer will therefore herald the notion of family, mothering, nurturing but also nation, citizenship and belonging and bring it all to the forefront, massively. Water will always be an issue for the Blue Planet.
'Father of Fracking' George Phydias Mitchell has Jupiter in Cancer
Billionaire oilman/philanthropist, born to a Greek goatherd in the US, died aged 94 on the 26th July 2013. Until Mitchell's breakthrough in the 1990's, it was deemed too expensive to collect gas from shale. After a couple of decades of trial and error, Mitchell discovered that sand, water and chemicals blasted into rock formations at high pressure, hydraulic fracturing, also known as 'fracking', could free the trapped gas which could then be collected and storedEnvironmentalists are concerned that 'fracking' will pollute groundwater and cause unknown long term environmental problems.
Wherever we go we will be confronted at some level with messages about these Cancer issues. Go with it, sense your way through, float on the tidal wave of emotions washing over you, don’t fight it. We are ‘supposed’ to be feeling things very deeply for this next year, we are ‘supposed’ to expand our ideas of families, home, and our imaginations. Jupiter reaches out to our souls, it wants to touch the soul's boundaries to see where it actually lies.
 Astrologer Reverend Pamela Crane has Jupiter in Cancer
Author of Draconic Astrology, an ancient system using the Moon's true nodes create a chart that informs, indicates soul purpose and higher principles that we can aspire to working in conjunction with our birth chart
Whilst in Cancer we would be wise to listen to our soulful urgings to nurture, sooth and care, even if the care is for ourselves. We should listen to the Moon,the various phases of the Moon and our own Moon styles and needs. 

'Father of Modern Yoga' B.K.S. Iyengar has Jupiter in Cancer

Credited with making 15th century Hatha yoga accessible to the West he does not like the 'brand' Iyengar yoga,  associated with the use of blocks, bolsters and straps and shunned by the purists, insisting that he has just made his own contribution to this ancient soulful tradition. 
There is a strange and uplifting journey for all of us who trust to let go and begin. Calling all Cancerians! This is our time, these are our people, we come to you…welcome us with open arms and lets all expand and grow with our loved ones but also in our own ways. Set sail and soar with the tides and surf the stars.
Singer/Songwriter/Producer frontman of the Family Stone Sly Stone has Jupiter in Cancer
Always with family members in band,  in the past he signed over royalties to pay for past drug habits, in June 2013 still facing, IRS and management & record company claims. His financial problems forced him to live in a camper that he parks in the street but still records music a laptop. Back in 2001 he was awarded the R&B Foundation Pioneer Award.'I like my small camper, I just do not want to return to a fixed home. I cannot stand being in one place. I must keep moving.'
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