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).