Jun 192013

ares_aphro_1Mars for everybody shows how you move forward, and how you expresses desires.  If you want to hire someone to get a job done in a steady manner, look for Mars in an earth sign. They tend to be very hard working, and good at practical details.  Whereas if Mars is in an air sign, they can float around a bit more.  Always think of the elements when looking at a chart.  How does air move?  It is flowing here, there, and everywhere. They are better suited for jobs that require flexibility. Whereas, a bull or a goat (earth animals) move in a mostly predictable fashion.  Mars in your chart is basically screaming out “I WANT THIS!”….whether it is an ambition, sex, or whatever.  Your Mars, both in sign and aspects, also shows how your sexual energy is stimulated.  In my last posting, I mentioned that Mars in a woman’s chart shows what type of man she is physically attracted to.  Mars in a man’s chart will show how he will want to assert his masculinity, and impress someone.  For example, take Mars in Gemini in a man’s chart.  How might someone like this try to impress you?  In a Gemini way!  He’d love to use words, and his intellect, to cleverly seduce you.  If a man has Mars in Leo, he might try to impress you in a dramatic Leo style, such as, “Let’s go to the Four Seasons for dinner!”  So remember that Venus has more to do with your emotional needs and Mars is more about your physical needs.

Jun 112013


Every woman has a male (Mars) energy inside of her.  Just as every man has a female (Venus) energy inside of him.
The placement of Venus in a woman’s chart shows you how that woman needs to be loved. For example,  if a woman has Venus in Gemini, she likes lots of communication. She operates from needing a mental connection. If it is in Leo, she needs dramatic expressions of love, and some degree of luxury for good measure.  Each Zodiac sign signifies a different approach to the woman’s basic love nature.  For a man, his Venus shows you what type of female he is attracted to.  So, if he has Venus in Scorpio, he needs someone who is comfortable with her eroticism.  If he has Venus in Libra, he wants a woman who is very refined and classy.  You can see how useful this information is!  If you are not feeding your partner’s basic love nature (which might be very different from your own) then things can get rocky.  Mars in a woman’s chart shows you what type of man turns her on.  If a woman has Mars in Aries, she needs a fiery athletic man.  If she has Mars in Pisces, she requires a man who is soft and gentle.  In my next posting I will explain more about the Mars energy.  Always remember, Mars represents male energy and how one moves forward in life.  Venus represents the female energy and how we want to express love.

Jun 072013
Dr. Christiane Northrup on The Oprah Winfrey Show

Dr. Christiane Northrup on The Oprah Winfrey Show

One of the most well known medical doctors in the USA, Dr. Christiane Northrup, recently posted a comment regarding her strong belief in astrology:

When someone asks me why astrology plays such an important role in my life, I know they don’t see astrology the way I do. Astrology connects us to the universe—to the whole. It helps us make meaning out of seemingly meaningless events, especially the ones that test our resolve. It imbues the universe with the magic that our souls crave.

Maybe it has something to do with my being an OB/GYN. The phrase “moon time” was used for eons as a euphemism for menstruation. Of course, once-upon-a-time women lived together in clans, and so forth, and their menstrual cycles were synchronized with both each other and the moon. And any Labor & Delivery ward will confirm that more babies are born during a full moon than any other time of the month.

So when someone questions my belief in astrology, I reply with some questions of my own: “Do you believe in the phases of the moon? Do you believe in the seasons?” And then I add, “Because astrology is about aligning with the forces that rule the moon, the tides, and the turning of the planets, and then finding your unique place within this system based on how the planets were lined up at the moment of your birth.”

To read more go to: http://www.drnorthrup.com/blog/2013/05/astrology-doctor-are-you-kidding



Jun 022013

“All anyone can see in a birthchart are tendencies that will become facts if he does not do something to alter them.”


Isabel Hickey

This is a great quote by Isabel Hickey, who was the teacher of one of my astrology teachers.  I believe our birth charts are like an orchestra, filled with many people playing instruments.  What does our life sound like?  What choices are we making with what we have?  Will we play the same song over and over again.  Will we let the trumpets take over and the flutes never get a chance?  An astrologer is like an orchestra conductor.  Allowing all the nuances of all the parts to be heard…. so that in the end, it is hopefully the best piece of music for us.  But as Isabel Hickey states, without understanding our tendencies, the music could be hard on the ears.