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Colin Firth ~ It's Written in the Stars

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Colin Firth’s sensitive take on the stammering King George VI in The King’s Speech has swept the boards at this year’s film awards, topped by the biggest prize of all, the Best Actor Oscar for Firth.
So what better subject for Astroair’s next “Written In the Stars” installment,an occasional series on how the characters that actors play are reflected in their birth chart.
IMDB describes The King’s Speech as “the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stammer and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country through war.” So where is Bertie in Firth’s chart? (Please note that without a birth time, a noon chart with Sun on the ASC is being used)…

The Jupiter-Pluto Cycle

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Jupiter and Pluto have been making a series of square aspects since July 2010 (an aspect that was part of last summer’s cardinal-t-square) and the last in the series occurs in February 2011. These squares mark an important point in the current Jupiter-Pluto cycle.

Themes for the Jupiter-Pluto Cycle
The need for growth at a deep levelThe urge to expandOptimized potential for growth Keeping growth/inflation under controlThe need to seek new perspectivesA questioning of received values, morals and ethicsPower struggles, shifts in power, desire for powerDeep issues about faith and belief, transformed beliefs Tensions between different faiths and philosophical beliefs, zealotryThe emergence of new world philosophiesThe need to find a new relationship/new perspective to ‘foreign’ beliefs and those of differing faithsIssues around wealth and prosperityThe significance of power and influenceOpportunities for shifts in powerTrying to improve one’s position in lifeBecoming a law unto ourselvesPow…

Synastry ~ Shining a Light on the Sun

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Have you ever wondered why you get along easily with some people, but struggle to find a rapport with others?
In astrology, the study of relationship compatibility is called synastry, or chart comparison. For the second in an occasional series of articles on synastry, here’s a look at Sun connections between charts.
The Sun in our chart represents our source of energy and how we use it. By sign, house position and aspect, the Sun suggests where best we should channel our energy in order to grow and fulfill our life’s purpose. It also hints at the challenges and lessons we might expect to meet along the way. As such, it represents our own personal hero’s journey – our vitality, willpower, ego identity and the creative urge. Expressing our Sun is a mission, something we need to learn to do, to aspire to.
Whenever we meet another person whose aims, goals, mission and energetic expression are similar to or compatible to our own we ‘get them’. We tend to feel a rapport with them, or at leas…

Leo Full Moon Round Up

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Everything becomes clearer under a Full Moon phase. This is payoff or payback time for plans hatched and actions taken during the New Moon and First Quarter Moon phase. The Full Moon and the few days leading up to it, press us to ACT, especially as February 18th's Full Moon falls across 29 degrees of Leo and Aquarius, the fifth and last Full Moon in a row to fall in the urgent last degree of its sign.

A Full Moon draws our attention to the two signs the Sun and Moon fall in, so what are the issues for Leo and Aquarius? The Leo-Aquarius axis symbolizes the need to balance the individual need for personal gain and acclaim with the need to help, support and be equal to everyone else. Aquarius will never deny Leo’s right to be king, but will absolutely insist that the king serves his people with integrity and honesty. Teamwork and delegation of authority is everything to Aquarius and selfish greed is just not acceptable. Aquarius teaches that ultimately it is through serving the group…

Nodes into Sagittarius-Gemini ~ A New Perspective

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After approximately 18 months travelling through the Capricorn-Cancer axis, the Moon’s Nodes move into the Sagittarius-Gemini axis on 14 February 2011*. Nodal sign changes symbolize a shift in the cosmic karmic energies, a signal for a change in the collective consciousness.
While the North Node was in Capricorn and the South in Cancer, the collective has been concerned with security - applying the usual, age old methods to secure and stabilise things materially, economically and politically. Security has been a big concern – collectively and individually – as many families have struggled to hold onto their homes and jobs. We’ve been bogged down by responsibilities and struggling to maintain the work-life balance, which has taken its toll emotionally, particularly for those who have dependents reliant upon them to ‘bring home the bacon’.
When the North Node moves into Sagittarius and the South Node into Gemini, there is a shift in energy and we are invited to view things from a new per…

Johnny Depp ~ All Hands on Deck

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Are the characters that actors play reflected in their charts? Too right!
In the first of an occasional just-for-fun series, we’re taking a look at the chart of Johnny Depp to see where we might find Jack Sparrow, Edward Scissorhands and company.
The first thing you notice about Depp’s chart is rebellious, unconventional Uranus in the 1st house conjunct Mars. Depp has the performer’s Ascendant of Leo, so he goes out into the world on display, wanting to be seen, but with Uranus in the first, he doesn’t want to be seen as ordinary and traditional. Mars conjunct Uranus suggests that he puts a lot of his energy into nurturing this self-image. Mars in Virgo though is the perfectionist, suggesting he wants to do things right and be good at what he does. On the other hand, Mars in Virgo in the first can be a bit shy and reticent about pushing one’s self forward. However, such is the influence of Uranus on that Mars that he just can’t help himself, that planetary combination is just chomping a…

Talkin' About The Revolution ~ Aquarius Quotes

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With the Sun in Aquarius, here are a few words from some well known water carriers....note the number of wonderfully strong and opinionated women in this list...Oh and the quotes also reflect their Moon signs...Enjoy!

I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.
Virginia Woolf, Author, Sun Aquarius-Moon Aries
Other Aquarians with Moon in Aries: Alan Alda, Anton Chekhov, Joe Pesci

If a person loves only one other person, and is indifferent to his fellow men, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism and Security is when everything is settled. When nothing can happen to you. Security is the denial of life.
Germaine Greer, Feminist/Author, Sun Aquarius-Moon Taurus
Other Aquarians with Moon in Taurus: Geena Davis, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Hoffa

We should reach out to people to try to go after the fans the way other sports do. Because we can't just depend on the fact that it is a great game.
John McEnroe, T…

Astrology For February ~ Thoughts and Dreams

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As we move into February, the Sun is in the independent sign of Aquarius, so a very happy birthday to all you lovely Water Bearers out there. But are Aquarians really as eccentric and unconventional as they seem? Yes and no! Click to read about the paradox at the heart of Aquarius…

We also start February with Jupiter fresh in Aries….See A Jupiter in Aries Brainstorm for a bit of astro-word play for this exciting combination.

At the end of January, Saturn in Libra turned Retrograde and indeed will stay Retro right through until June. These next few months are therefore a good time to review, amongst other things, your relationships. See Saturn in Libra Retrograde: Relationship Revision Time, if you haven’t already.

So to February…

February 3rd: New Moon in Aquarius ~ Sort Your Head Out

The dark of the Moon is a good time to pause, sort your head out and plan for the month ahead. This New Moon is Trine Saturn in Libra, making it especially good for setting goals and applying them with…