Choosing Your Own Personal Astrologer

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Due to the personal nature of your relationship with an astrologer, whom you choose is as. important as selecting a doctor, therapist, or. lawyer. The professional relationship between. an astrologer and client can last for one session or for an entire lifetime. Education, proficiency, and high ethical standards should be part of the selection process. As a professional astrologer Eric takes great pride in each of these domains, and ensure that each reading is not only helpful, but also confidential, informative, adheres to the highest degree of accuracy, and productivity. Many first time clients can feel anxious about what to expect, and Eric understands this. He gently guides each individual through the process gently to make sure you are both satisfied and empowered after each session

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Jupiter in Scorpio- Sex, Magick, and The Macabre

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As Rufus Wainwright sings in his hit song, Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk, “Everything it seems I like is a little bit stranger, a little bit thicker, a little bit stronger, a little bit harmful for me”. This embodies the Jupiter in Scorpio energy beautifully.

When Jupiter moves into a new sign it has the power to create some pretty interesting changes in society that are felt for about a year before it moves on to a new position in the zodiac. In Scorpio it is possible we will see a sexual revolution, a new take on human sexuality, and certainly a shift into the macabre and taboo. As with any significant planetary transit, I always believe it is important to take a look at the world the last time something similar happened. Looking back to 2006 we can see some interesting events, themes, and social norms the last time this expansive planet was in Scorpio. First looking at some of the more popular fashion trends of that year we see the heavy use of stripes and straps, both symbolic of fetish culture. We also the “rise”, if you will pardon the pun of low rise jeans and the exposing of things that became famously known as a whale tail. In music we listened to fairly Scorpio themed songs like Sexy Back and Promiscuous. In media, we experienced the tension and taboo of depicting Mohammad in cartoons, as well as the controversial and very scorpionic movie The Da Vince Code. We ended 2006 with the death sentence of Saddam Hussain followed by one of the most macabre and taboo viral videos of all time when his death was posted online. Prior to 2006 Jupiter spent most of 1994 in Scorpio, where we saw the rise of pleather, dominatrix style tops, grunge, vampire inspired creations from Chanel, Pulp Fiction, The Shaw Shank Redemption, the first unisex scent from Calvin Kline, and of course the Wonder Bra. Interestingly enough, 1994 also brought with it the first Law Enforcement Guide to Satanic Cults. Of course, the majority of the video, which can be found on YouTube is riddled with inaccuracies, and is rather offensive to the Pagan and Occult Communities. However, 2006 brought some much needed light to those who follow the Old Ways, when a Military Chaplin changed is affiliation from Pentecostal to Wiccan. While the military did not fully support Pagans in the Military until the spring of 2007, Jupiter in Scorpio certainly set the stage for religious equality when it moved into Sagittarius.

So what should we expect this time around? For many in the world it is possible they will experience a sexual awakening and may come to set aside some of their own sexual inhibitions. We are also likely to experiences more public conversations concerning gender, sexuality, and reproductive rights and issues. It will also be interesting to see if Pluto (which co-rules over Scorpio with Mars), who lost his status as a planet in 2006 will return the elect of classified planetary bodies. We must also consider the heavy amount of detective work as well as exploring the mysterious energies of both life and death. With that being said, I would not be surprised if new and exciting archeological discoveries take place over the next 13 months, along with some fantastic leaps forward in world of physics. Perhaps this time around Jupiter in Scorpio will help bring more validity to metaphysics as the world between science and magick draws closer together. Even with all of Scorpio’s mysterious and magnetic energy, it is also powerfully healing. Our world, now more than ever, needs some of that healing. Of course healing through Scorpio can be challenging and painful, however it is necessary for growth. They always say it is the darkest before the dawn, and it is my hope that Jupiter’s time in Scorpio allows us to face that darkness without fear and open hearts.

 

Jupiter in Scorpio Horoscopes.

As always, I recommend reading your rising sign for greatest accuracy.

 

Aries

Over the next year as Jupiter moves through your 8th house, it helps you fully face your own mortality, and confront some of the darker aspects of your personality. This is also likely to be a particularly active financial period, and you will want to be on the lookout for people who want to invest in your future. If you are married or in a long term committed relationship, you may soon find that your partner will experience a boost in income. You may also come into money via a will or estate, though you may want to take this time to consider your own final will and testament.

 

Taurus

This will be a sexy period for you, as you find your interpersonal and romantic relationships getting a major boost. You are likely to spend more time with a significant other, or get into a serious relationship. While you are typically not known to jump into relationships too quickly, this transit could give you a boost, and you want to make sure you don’t get too hot and heavy too fast. This will also be an excellent 13 months to make important connections, make deals, sign contracts, and combine forces with others.

 

Gemini:

Jupiter in your 6th house is all about getting your daily schedule an overhaul. You are likely to make some type of change in your health, either for the better or worst. So you want to make sure you watch your weight. Jupiter can be a bit indulgent and you want to be hyper vigilant with your diet. Use the Jupiter energy productively and get into a new exercise regime. Remember it’s a lifestyle change, not a diet.

 

Cancer:

Grab your paintbrush, pen, or musical instrument. This period will be particularly creative for you, and you will want to make sure you take full advantage of it. Jupiter here also has the ability to increase your sexual appetite, and you may find yourself “on the prowl” more than usual. Along with increased sexual energy, this will be a particularly fertile period for you, so if you are looking to start a family, this is a wonderful time to get that started.

 

 

Leo:

Despite your social nature, this Jupiter transit will bring focus and attention to your home and family. Maybe it’s time to make some changes to your environment, or move all together. Use this energy to plan and host family or social functions in your home as well. Don’t forget to take stock of what is in your home, and clean house. As you will likely spend the next several months buying things for your home or apartment.

 

Virgo:

This period for you is all about opportunities to learn new skills, take a class on something that interests you, and reconnect with old friends and siblings. The next 13 months also promise to be a very busy period where you spend a lot of time travelling locally, having important conversations, and finding new ways to express yourself. Your ability to communicate will be heightened, and those around you will listen with intent ears.

 

Libra:

What do you value most in life? What and who is important to you? These are the questions that you will be visiting over the next 13 months. When Jupiter moves into the second house it brings an expansive awareness of our values, as well as promotes productivity. This is also considered a fairly fortunate financial transit, where you will have the opportunity to both make and save money. However, Jupiter does rule excessiveness so you will also need to be cautious not to overspend or run up high lines of credit.

 

Scorpio:

Ok Scorpio, Jupiter is finally in your sign after a 12 year absence. For you this transit is all about your own image, and taking control of how you identify yourself. Maybe it’s time to make a change in your personal style, or a revamp of your reputation. You have the opportunity now to reinvent yourself, don’t waste the opportunity. At some point, over the next year Jupiter will pass over your Sun, and when that occurs your personal energy and sense of purpose will become clear. Think of it as a heavy dose of B-12. However, much like Gemini, you too will need to be cautious with your weight during this period.

 

Sagittarius:

The next 13 months will be fairly quiet for your Sagittarius, which makes this the perfect time to get some much needed relaxation. When Jupiter moves through the 12th house it is best to work behind the scenes, doing planning, and work privately. This is also a particularly sensitive time for you emotionally, so use this time to take extra care of yourself, and heal. I would recommend learning more about meditation, taking time to give yourself an in home spa day with bath salts and oils, or treat yourself to a staycation.

 

 

 

Capricorn:

The upcoming Jupiter passage through your 11th house will prove to produce a very social period for you. It is a time where you can flex your global muscles and really get out into the world and make a difference. You’re circle of friends is likely to expand during this period, as well as your hopes and dreams. What you should be asking yourself now is what difference can I make in the world? What goals have I put on the back burner, and should now get back on course doing. Enjoy the expansive year ahead and make plans for your future.

 

Aquarius:

This will be a banner period for your career and reputation. There is nothing you can’t accomplish under this transit when it comes to advancing yourself. You are also likely to find yourself in high favor with authority figures, supervisors, and bosses. This is the year you could ask for a raise, apply for a new job, or improve your own reputation with your peers. Whatever you chose to do, it will be difficult to stay out of the limelight, so be aware that all eyes looking towards you.

 

Pisces:

For the next 13 months Jupiter will sit in your 9th house, which is probably one of the happiest places for Saturn to be. Here you will able to expand both your mind and your horizons. You now have the opportunity to go back to school, do a great deal of traveling, research a foreign culture, or even explore new aspects of your own spirituality. Maybe it’s time for you to try a new church, read about a faith you’ve been interested in passing. However, you choose to deal with Jupiter here, you are bound to find a new meaning to your own life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Great American Eclipse 2017: An Astrological Analysis

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The upcoming eclipse, known as The Great American Solar Eclipse, has been making headlines and countless astrologers have been giving their theories, analyzes, and predictions related to this marvelous celestial event. Here I would like to share my own thoughts about the eclipse, specifically how it relates to the United States as it will cross our entire country from the west coast to east coast.

Before we delve into the more specific details of the August 21st, 2017 eclipse, I would first like to share with you some history related to eclipses in general, as well as some of the history related to this particular eclipse series. First we must understand that eclipses do not exist independently from one another, and NASA describes this eclipse as the most recent in the 145 Saros Series. Briefly, a Saros Series is a group of eclipses that occur approximately every 18 years over the course of over 1,300 years. In this particular family the August eclipse will be the 22nd member out of 77 eclipses. The first part of the cycle from 1693 to 1891 we saw only partial solar eclipses, and in 1909 we saw the first hybrid followed by the beginning of the total solar eclipses until 2648 before they return once again to partial eclipses until the last eclipse on April 17th, 3009 at the end of the cycle. For this analysis I will only be looking at the total solar eclipses in the series, as a total eclipse will have stronger and longer lasting effects on a country or region

To date, our country as a nation has experienced 6 total solar eclipses in this series. To demonstrate the historical effects of these eclipses we will look at the biggest US news stories for the year of the eclipse ( I define an eclipse year as the months leading up to and after the actual eclipse, which can include the previous or next calendar year). As you will see eclipses have historically preceded both death and political upset in the United States.

1909- The assassination attempt on President Taft in Mexico

1927- The devastating Pineapple Political Primary

1945- Atomic bombs dropped by USA on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, along with the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt

1963- The assassination of John F. Kennedy

1981- The attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan

1998/99- The scandal and impeachment of President Bill Clinton

There is one other eclipse I would like to discuss, and that is the last time we had a trans-continental eclipse in the United States which occurred in 1918. You’ll notice that this particular eclipse is not part of the same Saros Series thus producing some different effects. It’s important to note that this eclipse occurred at 17 degrees Gemini the sign that naturally rules travel, transit, contracts, communication, and the mind. There were a number of events that were potentially triggered by this eclipse, all of which align with the Gemini theme. First was the deadly second wave of influenza, as Gemini often rules our throat, lungs, and mouth. We also saw the world’s worst rapid transit accident in history in New York City, the first USPS airmail service in the United States, and auspiciously the end of WWI. However, we did not see the peace treaty signed until after the effects of the eclipse had ended in 1919.

While I don’t consider myself a doomsday astrologer or “prophet of doom”, we cannot deny the challenging affects that are given by an eclipse. The upcoming eclipse promises to be no exception while not only being a full continental eclipse like the one in 1918 but also being part of the 145 Saros Series. With this particular eclipse there are several things we need to consider. First, is the motion of the eclipse itself across the country and the astrological houses that it occupies, followed by the eclipses affect on President Donald Trump’s natal chart, and finally the affects of the eclipse on the natal chart of the United States itself.

Looking first at the motion of the eclipse through the houses we see the first totality begin in Salem, Oregon where it falls in the 11th house. It then hits the 10th in other cities of totality. Finally it finishes in the 9th in Columbia, South Carolina at it’s last viewable city of totality. If we consider the themes of the 11th , 10th, and 9th houses in terms of our country as a whole we see a fascinating story unfold. In the astrological study of countries and governments, known as mundane astrology, the 11th house represents the legislature, the Senate, House of Representatives, the stock exchange, and the Vice President. The 10th house represents the President himself, and our reputation on the global stage with foreign countries. The 9th house rules the Justice Department, lawyers, the courts, foreign trade, and the press. If we follow the story of the houses we see upset and unveiling begin with Congress followed by exposure of the United States administration and President Trump before the eclipse hits the house of laws and the courts. With this it is likely we may see history repeat itself as the eclipse that triggered the impeachment hearings of Bill Clinton. However it manifests, we are likely to see major upset in the Legislative and Executive branches of government that will have a negative affect on our position and reputation on the world stage along with a potential regression of the United States Stock Market.

While the above analysis provides us with some amazing things to consider, it is the affect of the eclipse on the natal chart of Donald Trump that provides some of the most fascinating planetary positions. While I wont use this space to fully detail Trumps natal chart, it is important to understand one of the most sensitive points in his chart. At the moment of Trump’s birth the fixed star Regulus was rising. This auspicious star makes kings, rulers, and powerful leaders. The planet Mars also sits on Trump’s ascendant which creates ambition, a drive to succeed, and at a hot temper. It cannot be argued that Trump has been blessed with power and success as promised by this star when it rises in someones chart. The August 21st eclipse will be aligned with Trumps Ascendant, Regulus, and Mars.

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An eclipse that falls on such a sensitive point is considered to be one of the most important, and this will certainly be life changing for Trump. An eclipse often weakens any point that it falls on, and and can frustrate any planet it sits on. For Trump, this is likely to weaken his own personal success and power making him vulnerable to falling from power. This only further supports the passage of the planets through the 11th, 10th, and 9th houses. Looking at Mars, which typically rules our vitality, and style of conflict, we see the potential for fits of rage and anger that we have yet to have experienced from Trump, along with irrational and radical actions. In terms of his own vitality, this eclipse has the potential to cause serious health issues for Trump, as his energy and immune system will be weakened.

Finally, we must look at how the eclipse affects the birth chart of our nation. For this analysis, I have utilized the July 4th, 1776 chart set for Philadelphia, PA at 2:14am. First we see that the eclipse falls in the 3rd house, which in a country’s chart natural rules our communication systems, transportation, relationships with neighboring countries ( we must tread carefully with Mexico and Canada), and weather. This could prove to be a particularly difficult Hurricane season for our country paired with other extreme weather disasters. While the eclipse itself makes not major aspects to any of our country’s planets or sensitive points we must acknowledge that the eclipse makes a grand fire trine with the transiting Uranus in the 11th, and Saturn in the 7th. A grand fire trine often has the potential to create irrational and arrogant actions. Since the trine falls in our natal houses of Congress and the Senate (Uranus), and our house of foreign disputes, war, and peace it is possible that this eclipse could trigger some very stressful international public relations issues or even war.

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Overall this is a very exciting time for our country, that could truly start to trigger some amazing changes, and likely some difficult growing pains as we approach our country’s first Pluto return in 2020. The best course of action for everyone involved will be act with patience and care. We must try to avoid jumping to conclusions, and promote unity and harmony with others so we do not succumb to the stressful energies of the eclipse. If you would like to see how this rare eclipse will affect you personally please visit my services page to schedule your consultation.

 

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July 9th, 2017 Full Moon- The Emotional Purge

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Full Moon Energy

The Full Moon each month signals the apex of a cycle in our lives, and often indicates a period where a project comes to fruition, or a goal put in place is finally met. The Moon in her magnificent fullness also overflows our cup of emotional awareness. It highlights a particular polarity in one’s life as it illuminates two opposing energies within the heavens. For some, this may manifest as a struggle between self-awareness and awareness of others, our emotions vs our intellect, our masculine vs feminine sides, work vs home life, or simply a struggle between introversion and extroversion. Some become full of life during the Full Moon, while others retreat from the world. However it affects you, be aware that the these energies won’t last forever, and whatever you are called to feel at this time, accept and experience the energy at hand.

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       This particular Full Moon falls in Capricorn and it’s vibration brings our responsibilities to light, and we may find ourselves evaluating how productive we are, and how to restructure or balance our responsibilities. It is also important to note that July’s full Moon is conjunct (sits next to) Pluto, which imparts some of its own powerhouse of energy to the mix. Classically, Pluto gets a bad rap for being the most destructive planet in the heavens. While Pluto can certainly cause some chaos and destruction, in its purest form, it is a force for change. In Capricorn it allows us to completely transform how we tackle our work and careers. Ask yourself; should I consider a new line of employment, start working towards a promotion, or maybe just be more serious about taking responsibility for the work you have.

The Great Emotional Purge

Pluto’s alignment with the Full Moon also opposes Mars, which acts a trigger to a larger emotional purge. Many of us have been feeling a restless angst over the last few weeks, as the Pluto, Moon, Mars energy begins to come to a head. It’s important to ask yourself drama’s have been playing out in your life that need to be resolved. Where the full Moon has the potential to illuminate some of the darker themes in our lives, Pluto asks us to plunge into the abyss of our lives to restructure and change what is no longer useful or healthy. When we add Mars to the equation we get the force and drive to make us act on situations that may feel uncomfortable or scary. Know that Mars can and will give you the strength and victorious power to overcome the fear associated with confronting what needs to change in your life. Allow your own personal dramas one final and epic explosion, and watch how as the moon decreases in size, your life settles back down into a more comfortable rhythm.

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