A fun spin on serious cosmic stuff! Wendell C. Perry has 40 years experience studying astrology and how it impacts personalities & relationships. He's written two books & published articles in astrology magazines. He's happy to share this website so that you, too, can have fun with astrology to help you in everyday life!
When I read about the sudden death of actor Alan Thicke I was naturally curious about what was going on in his horoscope at that time. His complete horoscope with a verified time of birth in available in Astrodatabank. (Click on Alan Thicke to see it.) So I pulled up his chart, looked at the transits and secondary progressions and saw pretty much what I expected to see. What that was, however, I am not at liberty to report.
There are a couple of reasons why astrologers are reluctant discuss or predict death. If you’re wrong in such a prediction, you’ve just frightened someone for no reason, and if you’re right, no one is likely to congratulate you. Likewise, if I were to describe the aspects I saw in Thicke’s horoscope, and someone saw similar configurations in their own, that might cause them undue concern.
Frank Sinatra was a volatile person. Stories of his behavior describe both extreme egotism and frequent emotional breakdowns. Though he often played at being a tough guy, he was actually a very sensitive man whose feelings were easily bruised.
This is clearly evident in his horoscope, (click here to see the chart) in which a strong Sagittarian Sun is combined with a vulnerable Pisces Moon. The Sun is square Jupiter, which expands the ego and increases the natural Sagittarian tendencies to go too far and expect too much. The Moon is trine Pluto, an aspect that adds a dark, depressive quality to the highly emotional nature of the Moon in Pisces.
In Nov. 1951, when disruptive Uranus was exactly opposite his Venus, Sinatra married Ava Gardner. His decision to leave his first wife and their three children to pursue Gardner had already done extensive damage to his career. The public, which had so long adored the crooner, quickly turned against him. His recording contract was cancelled and he was reduced to scrounging for work in clubs. Nonetheless, it was apparent that Sinatra was so much in love with Gardner that none of this mattered.
In April 2011 President Barack Obama, in response to persistent rumors that he had not been born in the United States, released his long form birth certificate which clearly showed that his placeof birth was Hawaii. For any reasonable person this would have settled the issue, but for an extremely vocal minority (which included our current President-Elect) the release of this document only acerbated the controversy, sparking new, wider and wilder conspiracy theories.
Interestingly, it was in April 2011 that Neptune entered Pisces, the sign it rules and where its influence is strongest. Neptune is associated with several wonderful qualities, such as compassion, creativity and spirituality, but it also represents delusions and illusions. In addition, Neptune has a lot to do with popular culture, and with the pervasive images, rumors and memes that weave their way through popular culture. And, of course, at its worst, Neptune rules plain, old-fashion lies.
In an earlier article I mentioned that Donald Trump would protected by positive aspects for the next several months. Now, I like to explain that in more detail.
First of all, Trump’s secondary progressed Sun is still within a degree of a conjunction to his natal Ascendant. This is the aspect I saw a year and a half ago when I predicted that, despite what everyone one was saying at the time, he would be a serious candidate for the nomination. The aspect is waning, but I think it will still be a factor deep into 2017.
Then we have Uranus, which was trine Trump’s Moon and sextile his Sun when he was elected. This is an aspect of surprising good fortune and it is going to be around for a while. Uranus is not moving retrograde. It will turn direct at 20Aries33 on Dec. 29. Trump’s Moon is at 21Sagittarius12 and his Sun is at 22Gemini56, so Uranus is still fairly closes to aspecting both. As it moves forward, the planet will complete it last trine to Trump’s Moon on Feb. 6, 2017 and the sextile to his Sun on Mar. 18.