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!
For a while now I have been predicting that Hillary Clinton is going to have a rough month in October, when Saturn forms a trine to her natal Mars and Pluto. We seem to be getting a foretaste of that right now. Mars has just moved into a trine with Clinton’s natal Saturn and she has been forced to take stop campaigning for a while because of illness.
Trine aspects are generally considered good omens, but when you have a malefic planet (Mars) trining another malefic (Saturn) whatever benefit the aspect might afford comes with at us with a lot of troubles. Clinton’s current illness is not likely to have a big impact on her campaign. The Mars is moving fast and the aspect will pass in a couple of days. In fact, she may come out of it stronger and more determined than ever. But she’s probably not having much fun right now.
Now that Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for ten months by the U.S. Olympic Committee, it might be time to look back at the events that have put such a crimp in his outstanding athletic career and in his lucrative endorsement deals. We don’t have a time of birth for Lochte, but you can click on Ryan Lochte to see a chart done for noon on his birthday.
On Aug. 14, Lochte claimed that he and other members of the U.S. swim team were robbed at gunpoint. Of course, further investigation revealed that Lochte and his friends had vandalized a gas station bathroom and the men who were supposedly holding them up were security guards. Lochte later apologized and admitted that he had “over-exaggerated” in his story.
In Lochte natal horoscope Mercury is square Uranus. This explains the rather unique way he has of expressing himself. The aspect also describes a tendency toward erratic thinking and thoughtless remarks. In general, I would say that this tendency would be countered by the fact that Lochte’s Mercury is in sensible Virgo, but on the morning of the so called “robbery” Saturn had moved into a conjunction with natal Uranus, activating this natal square and adding a tendency to rebel against authority.
Astrologically speaking, there’s not much we can say about the recently canonized Mother Teresa. Not only are lacking a reliable time of birth for her, we are not even such of the day. (Both Aug. 26 and Aug. 27, 1910 have both been given. Click here to see an explanation of the controversy surround her birthday.) The one thing we can be sure of is that she was a Virgo by Sun sign, and in one sense, that is enough.
Virgo is associated with the 6th House, the sector that rules health and service, so it only appropriate that a woman who devoted her life to serving the “poorest of the poor” would be born with this Sun sign. Virgos naturally excel at doing the mundane things that other people might find uninteresting or bland. And yet, for some people those simple, mundane things, like clean water to drink and food to eat are the difference between life and death.
We American love our sports, and we get downright offended with our games are interrupted by politics. This probably even more true right now, when we’re surrounded by a circus of a presidential campaign. So, when 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem to protest the killings of black men by police officers, it made a lot of people very angry.
Kaepernick has continued his protests despite the outrage expressed by many football fans. This doesn’t surprise me. Kaepernick is a Scorpio by Sun sign, and the Sun is conjunct Pluto (the ruler of Scorpio) in his chart. (Click on Colin Kaepernick to see a horoscope done for noon on his birthday.) Scorpio’s don’t back down, and this goes double for a Scorpio with the Sun conjunct Pluto.