Sunday, January 23, 2011

Goodbye Keith

When I got home from work Friday night I turned on Anderson Cooper's show and his first story was the demise of Keith Olbermann's show.
This news didn't surprise me. What surprised me was that it took so long.

They started showing clips of Keith's last words and for a moment there I almost felt sorry for the guy. Then I remembered what a jerk he his and came to my senses.

I just hope that whatever he decides to do for future endeavors doesn't involve hurting other people.

I would wish him luck but I know that as long as there is a Hell there will always be Keith Olbermann.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I Tried..But I Couldn't Do It

Well, I tried watching Countdown last night but I just couldn't stomache Keith's constant badgering of his rivals. He can't do one show without talking about BillO or anybody at FOX. It's pathetic and annoying.

Damn, what I wouldn't give for the old Keith when he actually did the news. But we all know that will never happen again.

Oh well. Sometimes people choose paths that lead them down a road of destruction and stupidity. Lord knows, I've been on that road one too many times.

Anyway, those who love him will stay and those who don't will more than likely keep griping about him.
Either way, have fun.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Hello

I've been away for quite a while. I had a lot of work to do and I just bought a new house. Moving and working has taken up a great deal of my time.

Now that things are starting to settle down a bit I will be able to get on here more often. I may even start watching Countdown again. Hopefully, it won't make me sick. ;-/

Be back soon.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Marinara's Astrological Charts 20

Neptune in Sagittarius

If well aspected, (It is, Neptune sextiles Mercury and Pluto, trines the midheaven) it adds reverence, reason, determination and ambition to the nature. It gives a love for traveling and much of it. It denotes farsightedness, dreams, visions, inspiration and mystical experiences. Prophetic insight with regard to business, art, science, religion, foreign affairs, literature and psychic research.

The End

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Marinara's Astrological Charts 19

Uranus in Sagittarius

Uranus in this sign brings about new concepts in religion, philosophy and education. Natives of this position of Uranus can pioneer new religious and educational forms. They have a strong desire to incorporate into religion the principles of science and the occult, such as reincarnation, astrology and mental telepathy.

If Uranus is afflicted, there can be dogmatic adherence to eccentric religions and social philosophies, or a desire to negate all religious concepts, producing skeptics and agnostics. (Uranus is conjunct Jupiter, and this appears to have produced a skeptic/agnostic. Keith wouldn’t hook up with a religious nut.)

Uranus in Sagittarius gives natives a great deal of curiosity about foreign cultures. They will travel suddenly, taking long journeys out of the spirit of adventure. They will have many unique experiences in foreign countries, or with foreigners, and they tend to adopt foreign religions and philosophies. (No idea if she’s traveled abroad.)

This location of Uranus increases the imagination and inventiveness; it favors dreams, visions, intuition, premonition and traveling. The native loves science in general and takes an interest in all passing events of a scientific nature, especially inventions connected with locomotion and all means of travel.

Uranus here assists other influences that may be present in the chart to develop the higher side of the mind in almost any line where wide cultivation and higher education or understanding give scope. The native is progressive, daring, adventuresome, generous and extremely fond of liberty of action and speech; (Better not to take Keith’s advice on reporting or delivery, but follow her own instincts.) enthusiastic in beliefs and undertakings which are not always orthodox or altogether free from risk or danger.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Marinara's Astrological Charts 18

Saturn in Scorpio

Saturn in Scorpio indicates responsibility in financial affairs, such as corporate resources, partner's finances, taxes, inheritances, insurance, and matters concerning the property of others. (Further up the page, you’ll recall that her chart indicated just the opposite; wasteful and irresponsible with other peoples’ money. This is a common aspect of nearly every chart, where one set of aspects is in direct contradiction to another set. This should only be taken as one acting in mitigation of the other. A more detailed analysis than I can provide would be needed to determine which is the stronger.)

Business activity is likely to deal with corporate financing, insurance and tax accounting. If Saturn is afflicted, there can be conflict over inheritances, taxes, and joint finances, which often incurs legal battles and losses through litigation. (Saturn is conjunct the Sun and Mercury, which are considered neutral.)

The natives are usually perfectionists in their work. They are always trying to improve the structure of the status quo. If this tendency is carried too far, they can earn a reputation as hard taskmasters. Having little patience with attitudes that reflect laziness or unwillingness to work, they are sensitive to lack of diligence in others as well as in themselves. They exert much energy and willpower on practical accomplishments. These people accept responsibilities with a serious emotional intensity that often burdens them; they must learn to deal calmly and efficiently with them as they arise. Thoroughness, persistence, and determination are the rule with Saturn in Scorpio, giving a drive for success that is equaled by only a few other positions. These people desire authority and will struggle hard to attain their ambitions; whether they use fair means or foul depends on Saturn's aspects. (Saturn has a conjunction with both the Sun and Mercury, which is considered neutral, but squares the Ascendant. That’s an “affliction”.) Natives are capable of harboring deep resentment when they feel they have been dealt with unjustly. They can also have an almost fanatic adherence to principle. If Saturn is afflicted, (it is, with a square to the Ascendant) there can be a tendency to scheme and plot. A desire for revenge and an inability to forget past emotional injuries may also be present. In health matters, there can be problems with constipation or calcification.

Sudden resolutions, violent temper, passionate, self willed, acquisitive, jealous, independent, resourceful and cautious; shrewd mind rather than profoundly intellectual. Sorrow through love affairs, secret alliances, intrigues or domestic difficulties (Hello, Keith). Psychic ability and fondness for occult investigations, chemistry or geology. Success through persistence and cleverness after many difficulties, obstacles and trials, especially if necessary attention is given to development along the higher lines.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Marinara's Astrological Charts 17

Jupiter in Sagittarius cont.

Jupiter in Sagittarius gives an interest in foreign cultures, religions, races, and social systems, often expressed both through study and through long trips to foreign countries--especially if the natives can afford it. There is also a deep interest in the social and philosophic ideas that have shaped history. This breadth of understanding produces a farsighted outlook on life and an often prophetic insight into the future. If Jupiter is afflicted, (It is, heavily, squaring Venus and Mars) these people can have narrow-minded views to which they expect all to conform; they regard those who do not as unworthy of approval. A common accompaniment is a self-righteous attitude of the type that has promulgated religious wars throughout history. Personal egotism disguised as religious, national, social, or racial chauvinism is often the motivation behind such an attitude. If Jupiter in Sagittarius is not balanced by sufficient mental development and faculties of impartial discrimination, as would be indicted by a well aspected Mercury, Saturn, and Uranus, (Well aspected: Mecury sextile Neptune, Saturn and Uranus are not, as well as other Mercury aspects) there is danger of superstitious adherence to dogmatic religious beliefs. These beliefs are instilled in early childhood, and are used as an unconscious defense mechanism against the frightening aspects of the unknown, confrontation with which could upset the psychological security of a neatly packaged doctrine. The tendency to get enmeshed in a system applies equally to radicals and conservatives with this Jupiter position.

The native is endowed with a courteous, affable, tolerant, humorous, kind, generous, sympathetic, loyal and noble nature. The mind is broad, just, liberal, merciful, compassionate, humanitarian, sincere, prophetic and philosophical. Jupiter in Sagittarius tends to good fortune and general success.

The native is usually successful in his enterprises, often receives honors and is a leader among his associates. It is favorable for matters connected with sports, horses, shipping, literature and learned, scientific, philosophic or religious bodies (and not, apparently, the communications arts.) If other testimonies in the chart concur, it tends to gain through speculation (investing), marriage (Keith), legacy (inheritance—btw I’ve heard her dad is a heart attack waiting to happen) and voyages (a job overseas?) If afflicted, troublesome social affairs, difficulty through sports (baseball?) and loss by speculation or gambling. (I’d like to speculate here, in that she may see Keith as an investment, and is gambling on gaining status and money through him. And jobs.)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Marinara's Astrological Charts 16

Jupiter in Sagittarius

This indicates a love of philosophy, religion, education, travel, and foreign cultures. Intense involvement in matters concerning the codification of social thought may lead people with this position to embrace some philosophy or system of thought by which to regulate their lives. Traditionally, this means some form of religious belief; but Sagittarian, intellectual types may take up Freudian psychoanalysis, Marxian dialectics, or bohemianism. Jupiter in Sagittarius merely shows the need for a system for governing one's conduct and way of life; the form that system takes depends on the overall tenor of the chart and the social milieu of the individual, which he may be either accepting or reacting against. The desire to make personal conduct conform to an impartial set of moral principles brings these natives the respect and admiration of many, including their enemies. These people tend to have far-reaching metaphysical thoughts. They wish to know about the nature of man's consciousness, how he can successfully adjust to society, the purpose of the individual in the universe, and what is the ultimate creative force behind physical manifestation and the evolutionary process. This questioning leads in most cases, to religious belief and an acknowledgment of a Supreme Being. Once a particular set of religious or philosophic values is adopted, satisfaction is gained from efforts to convert friends and associates to a similar way of thinking; acceptance of a system of belief confers the security to operate in a larger social context. However, these people are deep thinkers and will formulate their standards within the context of the ethical system to which they subscribe, or which has been a part of their family upbringing.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Marinara's Astrological Charts 15

Mars in Virgo

Mars in the sign Virgo gives energy and skill wherever work is concerned. As with Mars in the other earth signs, many skilled craftsmen, such as precision machinists, have Mars in this sign. Mars rules operations and sharp instruments, and Virgo is a sign dealing with health, indicating skill also in medical work; surgeons often have Mars placed here. People with this Mars position plan their actions carefully and execute them systematically. They are unlikely to take action without good practical reasons. Unlike Mars in Leo, who likes to dominate in large matters, Mars in Virgo wants to be the authority in exact details. There is a strong perfectionist tendency with this position, which can stand in the way of getting anything done at all (that’s why Keith has to assist her in getting a job.)

These people are fussy and highly critical, especially when detailed methodology and precision are concerned. They insist on a well organized working environment. If Mars is afflicted, (It is, Mars squares Jupiter, not a good aspect) there can be disagreements with co-workers, employees, and employers, sometimes so pronounced as to hinder job security. (Sounds just like Keith! He has found himself a true soulmate to commiserate with).

There can also be danger of accidents through employment. (Depends if her tornado hunting job is over or not). An afflicted Mars (it is afflicted by a square to Jupiter) can also cause a nervous and irritable temperament.Mars in Virgo makes the native quite original and interested in bold and scientific enterprises in which he is usually successful, yet he has many struggles of a peculiar nature as this location of Mars puts difficulties in the way of ambitions and desires for power and fame, helping to bring reversal, downfall, obstacles and continual annoyance or opposition. (The only opposition we can assume thus far, would be any who resent her for getting a job because of Keith, and any whom she has mistreated in her dealings with them.)

It favors profit through trading in common things and general business enterprises. The native is a good worker in employ but usually follows his own will quietly, being mentally very active, quick-witted, shrewd and somewhat acquisitive; tactful and discriminative; possesses reserve force and energy. Mars in Virgo adapts one for science and is somewhat related to medicine, surgery, chemistry, pharmacy, hygiene, healing and food products. It gives power to resist disease by study of hygiene and care in diet but the nervous system and bowels are likely to suffer from complaints brought on or aggravated by Mars. There are also apt to be numerous ties, unions with inferiors, death of friends and helpers or parting from them through quarrels or misunderstanding. (Such as when she left her boyfriend and her previous life behind in LA to be with Keith. And the same thing may yet occur between Keith and her).

If Mars is afflicted in the horoscope, it will, at times, make one quite irritable, hasty, proud, obstinate, reserved, secretive and revengeful. Suffers from loss of friends, servants, subordinates, co-workers and false associations. Liability to accidents and sickness from overwork and trouble through labor difficulties and strikes. (Katy’s Mars is afflicted, unfortunately, with a square to Jupiter.)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Marinara's Astrological Charts 14

Venus in Virgo

Venus in the sign Virgo is in its fall, (that is, detrimental) since Virgo is opposite the sign Pisces, in which Venus is exalted. People with this position tend to overanalyze emotions and be too critical of those they love, making others feel self-conscious and inhibited and cutting off the spontaneous flow of affection. (This could be another reason Keith doesn’t spend that much time with her.)

This analytic trait can stand in the way of a direct intuitive response to beauty. These people try to understand the beauty of a rose, for example, by dissecting it petal by petal, not realizing that the rose is beautiful because of the totality of its parts. (Instead of dissecting Keith and all his faults, she should accept him as he is.)

People with Venus in Virgo frequently seek partners with whom they can share their work and intellectual interests. (So far, so good.) But this Venus position is likely to produce more unmarried people than any other Venus sign position, because of the natives’ high critical standards for what they want in a mate. (She may accept him as a companion, but not a mate, because she knows Keith has some undesirable qualities that she cannot change).

When they do marry, it is often through connections with work. Unless Venus is heavily afflicted, (it is) there are congenial relationships with co-workers in general. The place of work is often made artistically pleasing by a personal contribution to the working environment. (Katy hasn’t stayed anywhere long enough to make such a contribution.)

These people are extremely fastidious about manners, personal appearance and hygiene; they are repelled by uncouthness in any form. They have an innate sense of the beauty of order and cleanliness and hence make good cooks (lucky for Keith!) and dieticians (and boy, does he need a diet). They can have ability in clothes design and dressmaking; fashion designers often have Venus in this position. In art, they can have good technical ability but may lack inspiration and flow. (Probably better as a producer, editor or graphics design, than a reporter.)

The extreme social propriety of these people is often a cover-up for shyness and feelings of social and sexual inferiority. Their cold exterior, especially on the part of women with this position, often stands in the way of the development of romantic relationships. A feeling of loneliness and frustration may result. In this event, there is likely to be a retreat into work and intellectual pursuits and the lavishing of affection on some animal. Such confinement can in turn prevent the formation of social contacts that would help these people out of their shells.

However, if Venus is well placed by house and well aspected, the difficulties can be overcome or greatly modified. Because Virgo is an earth sign, Venus placed here gives attraction to material comforts and personal possessions of quality and beauty, which, the natives feel confer status. (She has goldigging tendencies, offset by some good traits).

Often they work hard to acquire such things, sometimes using possessions and status as substitutes for personal affection. (She accepts expensive gifts from Keith in place of actual affection? I would say it’s vice-versa according to her chart, but she doesn’t have possessions, status or money to give Keith to substitute for her affections, but she does have herself to give. And I mean that in the kindest way possible.)

People with Venus in Virgo are capable of sympathy and are helpful to the sick. Their ability for nurturing makes them good doctors and nurses. They can also deal with psychological problems stemming from social maladjustment, (that’s Keith) for Venus in this Mercury-ruled sign is able to combine reason with the emotions and investigate these matters in a methodical, analytic way.

Curiously, if Venus in Virgo is afflicted by Mars, Uranus, Neptune or Pluto, (there is a conjunction between Mars and Venus, but this is not necessarily malefic) there can be an overreaction against shyness and social propriety, producing loose living, promiscuity, and bohemianism. (I don't believe Keith would ask such a person to live with him.) This stems from a deep fear that only thus can the natives find love and sexual fulfillment; they feel the need to make sexual conquests in order to prove their desirability. (If Katy does not cheat on Keith, then she may consider him to be her last conquest for a while. Whether or not he is merely her latest remains to be seen.)

In these cases, the unconscious Pisces polarity takes over. These reactionary types can become crude and slovenly in their personal appearance and mannerisms. (It’s possible that she occasionally gravitates towards these behaviors, but I caution, the only evidence of that are some pictures of her dancing at some college party, and attending a party or club in New York, without Keith).

Monday, September 28, 2009

Marinara's Astrological Charts 13

Mercury in Libra

This indicates a mind that is primarily concerned with human relations and psychology. The natives have an intense curiosity about the thinking and behavior patterns of others; (I can see her observing Keith as an object of study, an intellectual pursuit.) they gravitate, therefore, to fields such as psychology, astrology, public relations, sociology, and law. Good communication and happiness in relationships are essential to them. They prefer to work in mental partnership with others, and they are usually easy to communicate with because of their interest in what others think. Their strong sense of justice generally makes them honest in their communication. The Venus rulership of Libra seeks harmony, and Saturn's exaltation in Libra seeks justice, making the Mercury Libra honest and balanced in all mental dealings. These people like to consider all sides of an issue before making a decision, but if this desire is used in the wrong way, it can lead to indecisiveness, and the opportunity to act is lost. When decisions are reached, however, they are generally just and well considered. If other factors in the horoscope are favorable, this Mercury position is good for the legal professions, counseling, arbitration, and other public relations work, such as sales and negotiating. (Her Mercury is in good aspect to Neptune, and neutral aspects to the Sun, Saturn and Pluto.)

People with this Mercury position seek association with those who possess refined minds, good manners, and honest reputations. (So, maybe that’s what she thought she was getting with Keith). Uncouth manners and unfair motivations are distasteful and are avoided whenever possible. These people are highly sensitive to the odors, personal appearance, and mannerisms of others. (Then it’s fortunate for her that Keith is so fastidious in his appearance. Wouldn’t know about his odors, though.) They regard inappropriate dress and coarse speech as social affronts. Gentle and considerate in communication, they can be stern where principles are involved. They make the mistake of expecting the same degree of mental discipline from others that they require of themselves. Because of Saturn's exaltation in Libra, the mind can be stern and hardworking. In highly developed types, this quality leads to profundity, but superficial people with this Mercury position may appear to lack the firmness of their convictions because they tend to agree with their companions in order to gain popularity and acceptance.

A refined, good and broad mind; quiet, just, tender, dispassionate disposition; fond of comparison, capable of judgment and reason. Taste for mental pursuits, often musical, splendid natural abilities, aptitude for delicate mathematical work or invention. Very favorable location for all intellectual development. Good for club, fraternal or social welfare work.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Marinara's Astrological Charts 12

Saturn square Ascendant

This square indicates a condition in which the natives’ ability to relate to others with warmth and friendliness is blocked. They can have sour dispositions, and if so, are likely to be cut off from social interaction. Often people find them cold and unresponsive; they will probably have few close friends. They are likely as well to have difficulties in marriage or in finding suitable marriage partners. (Realistically, Keith is not a suitable marriage partner. So she’d better keep him as a friend, because it sounds like she could use one.)

Marinara's Astrological Charts 11

Jupiter conjunct Uranus

This aspect creates unusual opportunities and breakthroughs in expansion and growth for the natives. Such advantages come through the introduction of new methods and from unexpected sources, very often from friends. (Like Keith.)

The natives are likely to travel suddenly (such as for a job with The Weather Channel.) They are given opportunities for training and education that open new possibilities for business and profit, frequently in scientific fields. (The study of tornadoes, hah hah.)

Many of the natives are interested in new, progressive, and occult forms of religion such as New Thought, "power of positive thinking," yoga, (Keith said he was doing yoga) or astrology.

They do not follow ordinary business procedures, educational endeavors or religious beliefs, but think and act for themselves with originality and ingenuity. This conjunction makes the natives generous toward their friends. They encourage other people who are also interested in doing worthwhile, unusual things. In politics they tend to be reformers and advocates of new political philosophies. They are generally in opposition to the established way of doing things.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Marinara's Astrological Charts 10

Mars square Jupiter

This can be one of the most destructive aspects because the natives are likely to use collective power and even social sanction for self-aggrandizement and gratification of the passions. (This also sounds like Keith.)

This square is likely to occur in the horoscope of people who glorify war. These natives are also inclined to fight holy crusades to gain social approval of their violent tendencies. Munitions manufacturers may have this aspect in their horoscopes since they seek to gain financially through destruction and violence. Much waste and misuse of resources accompany this aspect, mostly with other people's money. (Uh oh, look out, Keith!)

The natives also are inclined to fanatical religious and social beliefs. At times they get involved in controversial social and political issues. Extremism and lavishness will affect the signs and houses which Mars (in Virgo, Mars ruled by Aries) and Jupiter (in Sagittarius, Jupiter ruled by Sagittarius) rule and occupy, leading to disaster and ruin if the natives are not careful. (Mars in Virgo generally favors business endeavors, but places obstacles for those who desire power and fame. This is offset somewhat, by Jupiter being in its home of Sagittarius).

There is restlessness and desire for constant activity and stimulation. For this reason, the natives find it hard to relax. (That job with the Weather Channel was just the ticket, then).

These natives are socially outgoing, but not necessarily honorable or reliable in their dealings. There is a strong tendency to hypocrisy: The natives want to whitewash the real motives behind their actions. Sometimes religion is used as a vehicle to further hypocrisy. (I don’t think Katy is any more religious than Keith is (Unitarian?) but, “less than honorable and reliable in their dealings” may be one of the reasons why she was let go from CW11, not just a general suckiness as a reporter).

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Marinara's Astrological Charts 9

Venus square Jupiter

Natives with this square tend toward self- indulgence, idle luxury, laziness and meaningless social niceties. The latter are often used as a camouflage for bad feelings which the natives do not want to admit or openly express--emotional hypocrisy is one of the prime dangers of this aspect. (She tries to hold Keith to emotional standards which she herself does not share.)

This aspect will generally produce overindulgence in the affairs ruled by the signs and houses that these two planets occupy and rule. (Venus is in Virgo, and Jupiter in Sagittarius). Sometimes the natives lose financially or through marriage and partnerships as a result of legal difficulties or secret involvement. (Secret involvement? Could that be one or the other having an affair? Are there legal difficulties to come?)

Women with this aspect may be conceited about their beauty or social status, and they will seek the center of the stage. If combined with other malefic influences, the aspect can cause debauchery and rebellion against moral and religious values. (Jupiter also squares Mars, and Venus squares the North Node, and semi-squares the Ascendant, all "malefic influences", however, this could be a rebellion against her parents’ values, and not against anything that Keith values).

Since the natives are likely to take too much for granted, there can also be waste and lack of appreciation of the true value of things. (Like Keith’s baseball card collection, or the baseball related living room d├ęcor that she wants gone, because it isn’t ‘stylish’.)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Marinara's Astrological Charts 8

Venus conjunct Mars

Although this aspect is considered one of the primary aspects concerned with sex, the natives incline toward passionate involvements of all types. Natives should have some outlet for their powerful creative energies. (Keith certainly picked himself the right one for the bedroom, didn’t he?)

The desire nature of Mars joined with the attraction principle of Venus must manifest itself in some form of creativity. Whether it is expressed through sex or through social and artistic activities depends on the rest of the horoscope and other aspects made to the conjunction. (There is a square made to both planets by the North Node, as well as a semi-square between Mars and the Ascendant, a more minor aspect. Unless all of this creativity is expressed as a producer/writer/reporter, then there must be some interesting things going on in the bedroom. One wonders why Keith would not make more time for this, and for her).

This conjunction gives vitality to the emotional nature, and the natives have an intense love of life and emotional warmth. The result can be excessive aggressiveness if other factors in the horoscope permit, but even their aggressiveness is coupled with a certain charm by the Venusian influence. (Perhaps this is the new way that Keith is “beaten by girls”. I’ve said I thought he secretly enjoyed this).

The love nature of Venus is rendered more physical in nature by this aspect--to what degree will depend on whether Mars or Venus is the stronger, as well as on their sign placement and aspects to other planets. (I’m not sufficiently well-versed in this to say which is stronger. Both planets have an equal number of “bad” aspects.) These people are somewhat impulsive in spending their own and other people's money. They are generous and outgoing but must avoid wasteful and unnecessary spending. (Maybe that’s why she doesn’t have much money, as she said. With the effects of this aspect, one could hardly blame Keith for not letting her get her hands on any of his money).

Monday, August 31, 2009

Marinara's Astrological Charts 7

Mercury conjunct Pluto

This aspect produces penetrating and resourceful minds. The natives have the ability to see through others and to ferret out secrets. They are determined to get to the bottom of what they wish to understand. A strong willpower combines with real genius and resourcefulness. This aspect tends to make the native disinterested, and able to see things as they really are. To her, truth is more important than comfort. (Well, THAT certainly doesn’t sound like Katy, but as I said, she may “season” with age).

There is a special aptitude for understanding reality in terms of energy rather than in terms of material objects; therefore, the native is able to comprehend the forces that can generate fundamental changes in his environment.

Interest in science, especially in atomic physics, is indicated. The aspect also shows that the natives make good investigators and detectives, since much of their mental work is concerned with secret information. (An investigative reporter? I wonder what she has ferreted out about Keith?)

There can be a definite interest in the occult and in working with the superphysical forces of nature, inasmuch as people with this conjunction study and communicate about these forces. When the conjunction is afflicted, (both Mercury and Pluto square the ascendant, a “malefic” aspect.) these natives can be mentally overbearing or even deceitful in order to serve their personal ends. (Now, that sounds like it could be Katy). There is also a tendency to want to remake others' thoughts and mental perceptions.

Marinara's Astrological Charts 6

Mercury sextile Neptune

This sextile gives intuitive insight and a fertile imagination. There is harmony and good communication between the conscious reasoning mind and the unconscious mind. The perceptions are keen and delicate and sometimes are manifested through clairvoyant faculties. Mental telepathy and the ability in general to sense the thoughts and motives of others are often found. This is a good aspect for financial or military strategy, because the native can anticipate the opponent's next move. Photographers and people whose work requires imagination and creative inspiration benefit from this sextile. It also favors creative writers.

Natives may plan and work in secret, carrying out their intentions in such a way as to bypass all interference and opposition. (Plotting and scheming. Not good news for Keith, or her co-workers).

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Marinara's Astrological Charts 5

Mercury conjunct Saturn

Although natives with Mercury conjunct Saturn are not as fluent and expressive as those with the Mercury conjunct Jupiter aspect, they are more exact, painstaking, logical and scientific in their thinking. This conjunction bestows strong mathematical and scientific ability.

Foresightedness and careful planning are among its good qualities. The overall quality of the horoscope and the other aspects found in it will determine how this type of mental ability is used.

Natives are hardworking and thorough in learning and in study. When they write and speak, no steps are omitted. The conjunction produces notable powers of visualization, since the natives understand form and structure. They are, therefore, excellent in geometry and make good designers, draftsmen, architects and engineers. They tend to be mentally ambitious, but they can encounter periodic difficulties in gaining recognition. (This is what she is attempting to do now, gain recognition, but in television. Maybe she would be more suited to a different career entirely).

On the negative side, this conjunction can signify people who are critical, worry too much, and are subject to depressions. Often skeptical and doubting, they are not likely to accept ideas which are not traditional or which they cannot readily assimilate. (If this is her general attitude, Keith wouldn’t have invited her in, if he knew about it. Perhaps now she has revealed herself to be this, and that is the reason for the strain we have detected between them).

Marinara's Astrological Charts 4

Sun conjunct Pluto

Natives having this conjunction express their power potential through their ability to regenerate and change themselves and the things around them by focusing their wills. Since tremendous energy is at their disposal, they can penetrate to prime causes.

Pluto rules the ability to penetrate dimensions and tap the fundamental dynamic energy of the universe responsible for all form manifestation and evolution. In the human organism, this primal energy is manifested as sexual potency, (Keith, where are those kids?) which can be expressed through the mind or through the body. When it is expressed through the mind, higher universal states of consciousness are revealed, and the individual can become an instrument of the Divine Will. Through the mind, the transforming power of Pluto is able to recreate individuals into spiritual beings with universal power for good. (Somehow, I can’t see Katy as a universal power for good, but whatever. Maybe someday she’ll make a contribution to society. It’s probably safe to assume here, that Katy’s primal energy is expressed through the body.)

It is important that these natives learn to bring their wills into harmony with the Divine Will. If they fail to do so, their efforts will backfire and cause their own destruction. (Wake up, Katy!) People with this conjunction can have a power complex and, if allowed to go unchecked, can become dictatorial. They must realize they are not the only power in the universe, that each person's will and power are borrowed from a universal source of energy and must maintain harmony with it. (Not sure Keith would tolerate any “dictatorial-ness” from Katy).