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Jupiter in Libra 2016: Beautiful Gentle Endings

Jupiter in Libra 2016: Beautiful Gentle Endings

Astrology works! It tells us about the cycles of our human lives. If you live long enough, you get to see it. Take the case of “Brangelina” – celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Jupiter ingressed Libra, the sign of love, marriage, divorce, art, beauty, cosmetic surgery,  luxury living, in September 2004 and stayed there until October 2005. In January 2005, Brad Pitt announced his separation from his wife, actress Jennifer Aniston. He filed for divorce in March 2005. In April 2005 he was photographed on the beach with his Mrs . and Mrs. Smith co-star, actress Angelina Jolie, on the beach in Kenya with her adopted son, Maddox. In June 2005, Mr. and Mrs. Smith premiered, and Jennifer Aniston was inferred to be a childless, cold career woman while W Magazine featured followed by a jaw-dropping spread in W magazine with Pitt and a maternal elegant Jolie titled “Domestic Bliss: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at Home.”

Bye-Bye Brangelina?

On September 9, 2016, Jupiter again ingressed Libra. On September 15, 2016, one day before the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Pisces, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt separated. On September 19, 2016, Jolie officially filed for divorce. After a year of rumors about a troubled marriage under Jupiter in Virgo, the relationship split became official. The official version is that it is best for the “health” of the family (children)”. Jolie filed for full physical custody of all the children. Saturn in Sagittarius (Pitt’s Sun sign) symbolizes restrictions and limitations. He could well lose custody and general contact with his children. There are rumors of Pitt having anger problems, being harsh with the children and having an affair with co-star actress Marion Cotillard.  It is rumored Jolie suspected Pitt and Cotillard of doing to her what Pitt and she did to Aniston 12 years ago.

While these two could reconcile, such a reconciliation might only be a prelude to years of ups and downs. Their opposite Sun signs can be polarized or complimentary. Right now, they are polarized. It could be an on-off relationship that creates lots of drama. Jolie’s life has historically been filled with drama and dramatic romantic relationships.

Remember the polar opposite sign of Libra is Aries, so there IS blood and war lurking below the surface in this divorce. We may or may not see it but it is there!

Saturn, The Lord of Karma

Karma DOES come back around and when it is not good karma it painfully bites you on the butt.

Saturn cycles affect us every 7, 14, 21 and 28 years, bringing back to us the results of what we did in the past Time ALWAYS catches up to us. We can never outwit it or outrun it. However if we sow good seeds by  doing what is right (even when it is hard) and act maturely, we reap a good harvest when Saturn comes around to check on us. We get promotions, expansions, prestige, stability, security and reward.

Saturn is the Lord of Karma. Saturn in Sagittarius is putting the kibosh on excessive freedom and awakening some people to their out-of-bounds behavior. Freedom comes through commitment. If you don’t get heed the message early on, it comes down like a hammer and you lose something valuable. You experience painful endings such as divorce. But as Libra and Sagittarius are sextile, it opens the door for beautiful, gentle ending. The ending will come for some couples but it won’t be as harsh and bloody as it could be.

Expansion and Limitations

While Jupiter is the more visible player in this divorce (Jupiter in Libra), Saturn is effecting the stronger more lasting change. Both Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are going to take some hits in this. Angelina Jolie may try to pull her punches behind the scenes but the veneer of her facade is thin; many remember her trouble dramatic lifestyle before she began her affair with Brad Pitt. He may be painted by her as a child-abusing alcoholic and she may wish to take the children out of the country and only allow him to visit the children at her convenience, but Saturn, the Lord of Karma, may have other ideas. Actress Halley Berry tried to do the same and lost her bid for sole physical custody of ther child against Olivier Martinez.

Jupiter is a planet which brings blessings and I think that it will soften this divorce and even the custody issue. Brad Pitt has filed for joint custody. It is interesting that Angelina Jolie leans towards re-creating the same single-mother scenario in which she was raised, leaving the children with no father present in their lives. She is still estranged from her father, actor Jon Voight. She did not invite him to their wedding on August 23, 2014.


William Bradley Pitt

Brangelina is a bust — but what about Brad and Angelina as individuals? I calculated a chart for Brad Pitt for September 20, 2016 ( the day Angelina Jolie filed for divorce). Brad Pitt has a Sagittarius Ascendant so Saturn is transiting into his first house, symbolizing lessons and losses around the ego. Often we even lose a lot of weight when Saturn transits our first house. Maybe he will get thinner and healthier as he loses some middle-age weight. Neptune is in his 11th house so this could be a tricky PR situation as far as his connections to friends and associations. He will need to be absolutely honest and transparent with them in order to retain them. With Mars transiting his 1st house it is likely there are some temporary frustration and anger that has risen to the surface. We have had Mars and Saturn revving up us all because of misplaced and unexpressed sexual energy. He is soon to have his Mars Return in his 1st house. He has been experiencing the confusion, delusions, frustrations and limitations of Saturn square Neptune between his 11th and 2nd houses for the last year. Known as a solid man of integrity and common sense from the Midwest region of teh USA with the exception of his divorce from Jennifer Aniston, he has a lot to protect and a lot to lose if he mishandles this divorce situation by showing anger or aggression. With the karmic nature of this situation, he best position is one of humble acceptance, absolute transparency and honesty and to do what is right.


Angelina Voight Jolie Pitt

Under this divorce filing, we can see Angelina Jolie Pitt is experiencing her Neptune square Neptune early midlife transit so we must reserve judgement and wait to see what is the truth and what is a lie in whatever she says and does. Delusions can be multiple. Drama is prominent in her life and she wants to be seen with her Leo 1st house. Everything is calculated to be SEEN. Her Neptune square Neptune (early midlife transit) involves her 5th (children) and 8th houses. The 8th house is where a marriage is lived after the 7th house wedding. Something is hidden. Something is not being honestly revealed. Angelina Jolie Pitt is no angel or holy Virgin Mother in this situation. She has also been experiencing the Saturn Square Neptune transit in this house as well as the Mars-Saturn conjunction. The presence of Mars speaks of possessiveness, sexuality and maybe even revenge using the children. I think it may be a while before we learn the truth of  her role is in this divorce and family drama involving children.

For now, it appears to be a rather beautiful and gentle divorce. For now, we will wait…

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Full Moon Square Uranus – July 20, 2016 – The Republican Convention

Full Moon Square Uranus – July 20, 2016 – The Republican Convention

Sometimes you just KNOW that something is going to go sideways. This month’s Full Moon in Capricorn will be such a time. This Full Moon in Capricorn occurs at 27°40′ Capricorn on July 19, 2016 at 6:58 PM, EST /July 20, 2016 12:58 AM CEST in Europe). Europe will be watching because the Republican Convention occurs under this lunation and something wacked is about to happen.

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Weekend Forecast: Expect The Unexpected – September 12, 2014

Weekend Forecast: Expect The Unexpected – September 12, 2014

virgobeauty-1A weekend of delays and changed plans, brilliance and innovation, inspiration for writing and having lively discussions and the energy of violence and upheaval! That is what is ahead of us with a void of course moon on Saturday and the Cardinal Grand Cross being set of with a punch from Mercury, the planet of communication and transportation/travel.

But remember that Mercury rules Virgo, and the Sun is still journeying through Virgo, the sign of orderliness, cleanliness, perfection, organization, details, and harvesting of results. Virgo energy will work to kep things moving along in an orderly fashion and to examine the details of situations as a measure to prevent things from getting out of control.

Moon in Taurus

The exalted Moon in Taurus that we have had since Thursday evening will remain until tomorrow when it moon goes void at 6:31 AM PT/ 9:31 AM ET / 3:31 PM CEST in Central Europe.  Luxury and pleasure is the name of the game when the Moon is in this sign. We like to treat ourselves and our partners well: dark chocolate, soft silky pillow and sheets, wine, lots of sex, beautiful art and objects and other earthy pleasures

Expect The Unexpected: Mercury Opposite Uranus/Pluto

Mercury opposite Uranus and Uranus square Pluto will set up more of the violence, upheaval, awakening, impulsive actions and words, unexpected news, anger/rage, accidents (especially fiery ones), chaos and change that we have seen since the Uranus/Pluto square began in June 2012. Now we have a terrifying global battle against terrorism with the ISIS terrorist organization. Expect the unexpected

At the same time, we could see brilliance and innovation step to the forefront so maybe there will be some news around technology, computer software or the internet. us also represents brilliance and innovation. With Mercury in play, it is a good weekend for writing that novel or non-fiction book, blogging, writing job applications or brainstorming ideas.

A Break in the Tension

Last but not least, Mars leaves Scorpio and enters Sagittarius, the sign of adventures, travel, positive attitudes, higher learning, philosophy and justice. We get a break in the tension that Mars in Scorpio has driven for the last six (6) weeks. Soon it will square Neptune in Pisces, and challenge us to speak the truth and do away with the delusions and lies we tell ourselves and others. Meanwhile, it will lighten up the energy this weekend.

Use the Sun in Virgo to help balance the energies of the weekend.

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Breastfeeding Children: Jupiter in Leo 2014

Breastfeeding Children: Jupiter in Leo 2014

August 25.31, 2014 was Black Breastfeeding Week. Did you know that?

Jupiter entered Leo on August 16, 2014 and we are now firmly immersed in it. It means. among other things, we will have in our faces and on the center stage of life, matters involving children. Leo loves children — especially their innocent playfulness. Ensuring that children have all they need to live joyful lives will be front page news. It is no wonder that the issue of breastfeeding has popped up a few times this summer.

It seems there are people who associate women’s bodies only with sexual pleasure so they are upset that women breastfeed. Some of those are “okay” with breastfeeding but want the woman to hide away shamefully in a room where a baby receiving life-sustaining food can be pushed out of sight. They view breastfeeding as an optional “lifestyle choice” like deciding to have a cheeseburger rather than a hamburger. They are so focused on women’s breasts, genitals, and, well, entire bodies, as something solely and specifically designed to give men sexual pleasure that they want to deny that breastfeeding is a natural, instinctive bodily function for a mother and a life-sustaining health necessity.

marybreastjesusBlack Women and Breastfeeding

It is even coming to light, for those who did not know, that Black women have been discouraged from breastfeeding their children. Hospitals tend to not provide information adn training or provide very little. Bottles of powdered formula and pacifiers are encouraged to replace the breast. This is systemic racism.

According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the racial disparity in breastfeeding rates between Black and White communities is very real, with only 58.9 percent of Black women reporting to have ever breastfed their babies versus 75 percent of White women.

“We now know that increasing breastfeeding rates among Black moms could decrease infant mortality rates by as much as 50 percent. This makes breastfeeding a health imperative, not just a life-style choice,” said Kimberly Seals Allers, who is also the director of the First Food Friendly Community Initiative, a pilot project funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

I recall many years ago learning about how Nestlé went into Africa and began a massive campaign to get African women to start using their formula from birth, rather than breastfeed.

Breastfeeding’s Jupiter Effect: Bigger Better Babies

 There are so many benefits to breastfeeding that you wonder why anyone would actively or passively discourage or not encourage it. Breastfeeding

  • results in higher birth weights
  • results in lower infant mortality
  • eliminates or dramatically reduces allergies
  • more quickly and deeply emotionally bonds mother and baby, creating psychological stability
  • protects your baby from a long list of illnesses
  • boosts your child’s intelligence
  • protects your child from obesity
  • helps prevent diabetes
  • helps your baby build a better, stronger jaw
  • reduces you stress level and reduces the risk of post-partum depression

Think about this: breastfeeding does not introduce multisyllabic chemicals, that you cannot pronounce, into a baby’s body.  Think about the fact that giving a baby formula does exactly that — and there are millions who have their babies on formula.

Food and feeding is a healing experience and many are wounded in this area of first food. Jupiter in Leo can change that.

Under Jupiter in Leo I think there will be an expansion in breastfeeding. I predict there will be a strong supportive emphasis on breastfeeding education once Saturn in Sagittarius comes into play and is trine  Jupiter in Leo. Jupiter rules Sagittarius and Sagittarius governs education.

jupiterleochildren-1Growing Spotlight on Breastfeeding

August 25.31, 2014 was Black Breastfeeding Week

its second year with the launch of #BlackFamsRock, a unique social media experience designed to celebrate the power and beauty of black families and raise awareness about breastfeeding.  

Created in partnership with Lowekey Media’s SongBooth App, the #BlackFamsRock Experience invites families to upload a 30-second video of their family “rocking out” to their favorite family song, and then share it with their social networks, using the hash tag #BlackFamsRock.

Black Breastfeeding Week co-founder Kimberly Seals Allers said “Ensuring all communities have the opportunity to breastfeed is a matter of health equity, and has the power to transform the lives of moms and babies.”  


The California State Senate just passed a law requiring airports to have public nursing rooms so women can breastfed at the airport

(Illustration: Virgin Mary “lactans” Virgin Lactans, showing Mary breastfeeding Jesus , Painted in 1784. Byzantine Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece)