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Venus Retrograde July 2015

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Venus Retrograde July 2015

The 2015 Venus retrograde runs from Jul 25 until Sep 6. This is usually lasts about forty days and forty nights. Forty is mentioned in the bible often, but most famously when Jesus was tempted by Satan in the wilderness for forty days. Could this be referring to the astrological phenomena of Venus retrograde? After all, Venus has two sides to her. She is the goddess of love and war according to the Babylonians. The word Lucifer (which is often confused with Satan) means light-bringer and refers to Venus in her morning star phase. The ancients...

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Regulus

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Regulus

Regal Regulus has the honor of being the closest star to the ecliptic and therefore closest to the red carpet path of the glorious Sun. Regulus is a triple 1.3 magnitude star that flashes white and ultramarine. It is found, naturally, in the brave heart of the constellation Leo the Lion. When I first wrote this post in early 2011, Regulus was still at 29º 59′ of Leo and I hadn’t considered the fact it was about to move into Virgo. Now I have rewritten this post bearing this move in mind and adding more examples of subjects with...

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Full Moon July 2015

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Full Moon July 2015

The Full Moon July 2 is at 9º Capricorn and falls in Capricorn Decan 1 Crystallising Dreams & Venerating Loved Ones. Rulers: Jupiter and Saturn. . Deity:Asklepios. (God of Medicine.) This Full Moon has a strong and honorable work-ethic and is so religiously dedicated to whatever path it chooses in life, that every business deal it makes is sacrosanct. Everything with this Moons is a crusade, no matter how run-of-the-mill. The piercing arrow of this archer Full Moon throws a very astute symbolic shot to the heart of the matter. 22nd Lunar...

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Taurus decan 2

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Taurus decan 2

Taurus decan 2 are ruled by the Moon and Mercury. The Sun soldiers through the constellations of the River, the Queen, the Chained Princess, the Triangle, the Sea Monster and the Clock from May 1 to May 10.  These bulls are tenacious and ambitious; they rise to the top through sheer determination, patience and stamina. Taurus decan 2 is mild mannered, an ace seducer and extremely persuasive. Taurus rules the throat so these folk can be powerful orators or singers. Their speech is a potent tool for propaganda and spin-doctoring thanks to the...

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Are We Moon Food?

Posted by on 3:47 pm in Astrology Articles, Dark Goddess | 22 comments

Are We Moon Food?

The exploration into the question of ‘Are We Moon Food’ begins after a restless nights sleep. Tormented by a waxing Virgo Moon, I was taken on a journey of synchronistic answers. It ended with me deciding to discontinue predictive write-ups of the Full and New Moons and move towards developing lasting material on the Darkstar website. These bi-monthly posts started back in 2011, never missing a single lunation, but I feel they have now run their course. After the first hit of my Chiron return a month ago, I realised Chiron was...

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New Moon July 2015

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New Moon July 2015

The New Moon July 16 is at 23º Cancer and falls in Cancer Decan 3 Giddy Artists & Mood Swings. Rulers: Moon & Jupiter. Deity: Hecate (Goddess Of Crossroads & Witchcraft). With this New Moon we are dealing with polarities; Good and evil, the living and the dead, left-brain and right-brain, lunar and solar. The imagination is very strong here with the ability to capture it and put it into words. We swing between optimism, looking at the bright side of life and then  to exploring the seedy side of life, the shadow what is deemed...

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New Moon June 2015

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New Moon June 2015

The New Moon June 16 is at 25 º Gemini and falls in Gemini Decan 3 Media Gods & Business Tycoons.Rulers: Sun & Saturn. Deity: Praxidike. (Goddess Of Punishment). This is a multi-talented, multi-tasking, multi-faceted super-parent Moon who wants it all and does it all. This Moon has two sides to it and each one is just as forceful and strong as the other. On the one hand, we have the peaceful dove and the nursing goat. Here is the life-giver, birthplace of stars, the ever-nourishing Milky Way that flows from the breast of Nut the sky...

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Full Moon June 2015

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Full Moon June 2015

The Full Moon June 2 is at 11º Sagittarius and falls in Sagittarius Decan 2 The 13th Fairy & Gnosis. Rulers: Moon & Mars. Deity: Kore. (Virgin Persephone.) “This full moon reminds us of the gnosis we have buried in our subconscious. It serves to tempt us with the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge. This could result in wonderful revelations or it could equally send us mad…” The Full Moon falls on archangel star Antares in the heart of the Scorpion. The Full Moon will activate the powerful Antares/Aldebaran axis. Polarities...

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Aldebaran

Posted by on 4:35 pm in Astrology Articles, Fixed Stars | 58 comments

Aldebaran

Fixed star Aldebaran is found at 9º Gemini 47’ in the right eye of the bull in Taurus. It is probably the most famous of the four Archangel stars representing St Michael. God’s military commander and opposite his nemesis Antares in the Scorpion. Aldebaran seems to have gained the better reputation than his opposite number. But really, in my opinion, Aldebaran and Antares are two sides of the same coin. Aldebaran actually has a more stormy reputation than one would imagine. This is because the left eye forms part of the notorious Hyades star...

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Algol

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Algol

The head of Medusa from Greek mythology is represented by the infamous Algol fixed star at 26º Taurus. As part of constellation Perseus, Algol was regarded by the ancients as the most evil star in the heavens, but is its reputation warranted? If Algol was truly so malevolent then we would find it common in serial killers. We just don’t find it there, though it is present in some dictators. But it is true that Algol has a connection with death and pain. The medical term Algology means the study of pain. “You will not be able to ignore...

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