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!
There has been much speculation recently about the relationship of Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher. Much of it stems from the discrepancy in their ages. Kutcher is 33 and Moore is close to 50. If the genders were reversed, of course, this would not seem odd at all but, when it is a man who is married to a woman almost twenty years his senior, the world takes notice.
From an astrological point of view, however, what makes this relationship odd is not the difference in age; it’s the difference in signs. Demi Moore was born with four planets in Scorpio and the Moon directly across the chart in Taurus. We do not have a time of birth for Kutcher, but we know he has four planets in Aquarius, which forms a “square” or 90 degree aspect to both Scorpio and Taurus. It is a general astrological principle that signs that are 90 degrees apart tend to repel one another. For two people beginning a romantic relationship, having Sun signs that are 90 degrees apart is usually “strike one.” Having a group of planets at right angles is strike two, three and maybe even four.
This Week’s Astrology Lesson: Bringing the Elements and the Qualities Together
In previous articles I discussed two way of categorizing the twelve signs of the Zodiac. First of all, each of the signs is assigned to one of the four Elements: Fire, Earth, Air and Water. Then each is assigned to one of the three Qualities: Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable. When we combine these two systems we not only have the most basic descriptions of the signs, we also see the true beauty of astrology.
Each sign of the Zodiac represents a different combination of the Elements and the Qualities, as is shown in this chart.
For most people astrology begins and ends with the Sun Sign. After all, it’s easy. All you need to know is your birthday. Unfortunately, it is also easy for people to dismiss astrology altogether if the description they read of their Sun sign does not match what they know about themselves.
People who understand a little more about astrology know that the Sun Sign is just the beginning. There are many other astrological factors that influence our personality and character. The Sun sign, though always important, is not always the most significant and obvious of these factors.
A good example of how the Sun Sign can be overshadowed by other factors in one’s horoscope is the comedian, actor, writer and talk show host Craig Ferguson.
The theory behind progressions in astrology is that horoscopes, like so many other things, change with time. You might say they mature and potentialities that may be hidden within the original horoscope slowly become apparent. Secondary progressions set this rate of change at one day for every year of life. This idea might seem mystical to some but secondary progressions are amazing in accuracy, not only in the way they time events, but also in the way they predict the context in which these events will occur.
Charlie Sheen’s horoscope presents us with an excellent demonstration of how secondary progressions work. Sheen was born on Sept. 3, 1965, right in the midst of the “big” aspects that made the “60s” such a tumultuous and liberating decade. In his horoscope, Uranus and Pluto are within a degree of one another in Virgo, and Saturn is directly opposite in Pisces. These are all slow moving planets and many people born in the mid-60s will have this arrangement in their horoscopes. What makes Sheen’s somewhat special is the fact that his Sun is very close to a conjunction with Uranus and Pluto and an opposition aspect to Saturn.