Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mars Retrograde in Virgo

Not the most recent, nor likely most similar, but my favorite period of mars retrograde in Virgo is Jan 1822 when mars turned around at 9 degrees Virgo and went back even into Leo.  By the time it returned to forward motion in April it had gone back to 22 degrees Leo.  We won't have the same entertaining finale that folks got back then; among other historic fireworks, the translation of the Rosetta Stone.  Whatever happens we can expect to gain in understanding of governmental/historical documentation.

Our current period of passage between Sun and Mars began last night at 8:54pm local time.  Mars appears to stop and then go backwards for the next 3 months.  This time it all happens in the sign Virgo; what amazing things will we learn?

Friday, January 20, 2012


I found a site today that gives a very helpful explanation of why the apparent path of the sun is sometimes slower and sometimes faster than clock time.

It is called analemma.com

I started this post Wed, but did not publish it.  I'm posting it now because I like the visuals and explanations they include to help understand this cool concept of earth/sun time.

History of Analemma

Once again using this blog as a service for documenting the times of astrologically intriguing moments; in this case my sudden deepening of interest in analemma and the history of the concept.   Here is a link for the site just found....  Analemma Society.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Astrology as a Second Language

  Friday 13th
as a

Sign up 7:00-7:30pm
10 minute limit

Everyone who signs up
gets a turn
kellagher@clearwire.net if you need directions
   or call mp at 264-4642

I've been thinking of getting folks together to speak astrology for some time.  This evening when I looked at the calendar to pick a date, Friday 13th with Mercury conjunct Pluto was the first day of the month I thought of.  It looks like there are actually two other conjunctions that day (as shown in chart above); Moon conjunct Mars and Venus conjunct Neptune. I'm guessing we'll have plenty to talk about.  Hope you can come!