Personal and collective psyche transform as our outer planets pass through our zodiac. Uranus was our only outer planet to transit Aries in the 20th Century (1927–1935). Uranus in Aries brought fierce individualism, pioneering spirit, abundant energy, and limitless financial resources to facilitate bringing concepts to fruition. Uranus invigorated our individual and collective psyche through revolutionary technological changes. Here are some images and events inspired and symbolized by Uranus’s path through Aries.
Physics and astronomy
created the “Big Bang” theory of an ever-expanding universe
NEUTRON was discovered
King Kullen was the first
Supermarket in Queens, NY
Wonder Bread and
Homogenized Milk were mass-manufactured and marketed
ophthalmologist pioneered the first contact lens
First drive-in movie
theatre opened in New Jersey
Model A replaced the
Model T Ford
office building in USA ~ San Antonio Texas
Jet engine patented
Charles Lindbergh made
first solo flight from New York to Paris
America was captive
when Lindbergh’s 20-month-old son was kidnapped
Mao Tse-Tung developed
guerrilla warfare tactics that conquered China
Leon Trotsky was
expelled from the communist party
entered field of hydroelectric power with Boulder Dam
First all talking
motion picture, ‘The Jazz Singer’, starring Al Jolson
Academy of Motion
Picture Arts & Sciences was born
The stock market
crashed, forcing people to re-examine their values and institutions
Uranus completed its eighty-four year cycle in the spring of
2011, turbulently returning to Aries to crumble regimes, topple demagogues,
ignite cities, and fuel an Arab Spring that would spread across the Mid-East.
Devastating earthquakes in Japan forever changed how governments look at
nuclear power policies. We’re still dealing with the fallout and consequences.
Protestors in Spain set the stage for Occupy Movements in New York and London.
Osama Bin Laden was killed. His demise appeared on Twitter before it was
officially announced by the Whitehouse. WikiLeaks raised our awareness of government
secrets, conspiracies, and everything we should never take for granted!
Irrational interpretations of our second amendment have been adopted
by extremist and fundamentalist ideologues. Armies of angry, confused, and
frustrated folk with semi-automatic weapons of mass destruction are only a
banana peel away from becoming nutcases with guns. The NRA, evangelicals, corrupt
politicians, and partisan politics have laid the groundwork for another Civil
War as Uranus leaves Aries. The Devil tempts and seduces his disciples to betray
our minds, hearts, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, and planet. Too many
emperors, beasts, and frogs are clothed in lies and alternative facts and must
be seen through a lens of good sense. Even a catastrophe may take many years and
many hard lessons before real change is implemented.
Uranus’s unpredictability, along with blood, guts, and gore of war are a scary combo. Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn can be noble and highly spiritual or poisoned by passion, devoured by lust, and consumed by greed, hatred, fear, and terror. We must shift our broken philosophical and spiritual paradigms or be doomed to MPTSD (mass post-traumatic stress disorder). The “Big Bang” is a tale of neutrons, plastics recycling, supermarkets, laundromats, homogenized milk, Wonder Bread, Scotch Tape, and the Model T. Why has the human race become a race against bad shit happening? Must we always lose what we have to value what we had?
You don’t need a Pisces sun, moon, planets, planetary aspects,
or house placements in your natal astrology to be Piscean. Pisces is a
feeling type. Feeling types have long slender rectangular palms and long
fingers. Pure Pisceans have dominant top phalanges on long slender fingers,
smooth joints, conical tips, and loop prints, especially on index fingers. They
have medium set mildly flexible shapely thumbs, sensitive looking fingers, a
combo of round and conical fingertips, long narrow nails, and head and life
lines loosely interwoven at their beginnings. Pinkies with tiny bottom and middle
phalanges and no knots symbolize having little need for physical order and / or
material wealth. Pisceans with inwardly curving pinkie fingers avoid emotional
confrontation (even more than other curved pinkie types).
In my experience, Pisces tend to have more flexible hands and
fingers, more peripheral shallow lines, and less deeply etched basic heart,
head, life, and fate lines than Scorpio and Cancer types. Pisces is the epitome of spiritual truth. Astrologically,
Neptune (Poseidon, King Triton), ruler of the seas, personifies emotion,
feelings, instinct, and personal and collective unconscious. Water can be the
most calming or destructive force in nature. Neptune rules mind and emotion altering
substances like prescription and recreational drugs, nicotine, alcohol, and caffeine.
Anything that alters consciousness, fuels visions, inspires illusions, and
promotes delusions is Neptunian. Neptune’s esoteric foundation is spirituality.
Its mundane correspondence is religion. Religion without spirituality is blind.
George Washington (2/22) was Pisces. CEOs of Citigroup, IBM,
Merck, DuPont, and Bank One were Pisces. One mysterious Pisces is Michael
Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Computer, world’s largest privately controlled
High-Tech company. Many years ago, before Dell was a major player, Michael
prophesied, “We are at the dawn of the next industrial revolution. Our world is
becoming more intelligent and more connected by the minute, and ultimately will
become intertwined with a vast Internet of Things, paving the way for our
customers to do incredible things. This is why we created Dell Technologies. We
have the products, services, talent and global scale to be a catalyst for
change and guide customers, large and small, on their digital
journey.” Like Ariel, daughter of King Triton, ruler of the Seas and our
unconscious, Michael visualizes what he wants by delving into our collective
unconscious. He intuitively knows what we need and hones in on that. Michael
must keep a watchful eye out for Ursula the Octopus (a conglomerate) who lusts
for control of his empire.
Pisces is well suited to teaching, human resources, and helping
professions. Many are at home in visual arts and music. Hand qualities vary
depending on natural talents and abilities, decisions, and actions. Piscean
strengths include compassion, humility, and faith. Not known for mental or
emotional decisiveness, Pisces tend to be private, and spiritual. You must earn
their trust and intimacy. Impressionable and easily influenced, many attempt to
escape reality when their circumstances get too hard. Some become substance
abusers like Johnny Cash, Jerry Lewis, and Liza Minelli.
As the most sensitive, least acquisitive, and most introverted of all types, Pisces is frequently misunderstood because the feminine gender communicates through a lens of feeling. The most practical Pisces have strong earth (Practical) with a good backup of air (Thinking) and fire (Intuitive). When head and heart are balanced, deep clear basic lines, large stiff thumbs, square fingertips, developed knots, broad nails, arch, and whorl fingerprints combine to empower Pisces physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Pisces is my most and least favorite sign. My father, brother,
and daughter (zero degrees) are my three favorite Pisces. Today is dad and
George Washington’s Birthday.
Dad was born 2/22/22.
His Sun, Venus, Uranus, and ascendant were in Pisces. My brother, Gary
(Pisces), sister, Jennifer (Taurus), and I (Gemini) were blessed with dad.
Conceived on my parents wedding night, I was born nine months and one day
later. If the definition of a genius is an average kid with a Jewish mother,
ours was father. My biggest fan, dad frequently embarrassed me. When I was
seven, I played a Chopin Prelude on the radio. Dad distributed radios to every
class in my grade school. He made sure everyone listened. Despite my
mortification when I found out, I quickly became a celebrity in our little
community. Though his pride in me was awkward sometimes, it was more fun than I
I never got to read dad’s hands, nor did I ever find a decent
photo of them. I remember loving his warm, strong, and capable hands as a
child. Dad had a firm hand shake, a grip of steel, and an energetic touch that
was gentle and loving. Perhaps his Capricorn moon grounded and made him more
practical on the outside. Dad died suddenly and unexpected 43 years ago of a
massive heart attack at age 54. That catalyzed my interest in metaphysics and
began my personal transformation. I miss and think of dad often, especially
when I’m happiest.
Dad was an incredible
storyteller. Scarcely a night passed in early childhood that my brother,
sister, and I didn’t go off on an exciting imaginary adventure at bedtime.
“BoBo”, the gorilla and “Squeaky”, the mouse were lifelong friends and magical
creatures who dad physically embodied to engage us.
As most of us well know, most family home movies are incredibly
boring ~ everyone waves at the camera and smiles all the time. Our family
dreaded invitations to watch other people’s home movies. We used to act and
create roles for ourselves in ours. Dad created commercials and strategically
placed them at transitions between scenes to make the experience more fun for
the viewer. I edited my favorite commercials from our archives and made this
short video. Click here to see my childhood hero in action. The quality isn’t
great (8mm), but the content is terrific.
Personal and Collective Psyche transform as outer planets change
signs. The only outer planet to pass through Pisces in the 20th century was Uranus
(1919–1928). Uranus, symbolic of
sudden change, completed its eighty-four year cycle and passed
through Pisces from 2003–2011. Pisces is ruled by Neptune, god of the seas,
eternally linked to our personal and collective unconscious. Uranus moved to Aries in December
2011 and begins its final journey
through Taurus in April of 2019. Stock markets and interest rates may fluctuate
when smart investors and psychologists realize that fake news is real news when
enough people believe it. I’ve illustratedhistorical similarities
and differences between 1919 and 2003 with documented facts and parodied
portraits of politicians, priests, and predators who continue to con us and get
away with it.
1919 ~ worst baseball scandal (Black Sox) in history occurred
when a grand jury brought indictments against eight players from the White Sox.
Accused of throwing the 1919 World Series, they were eventually found not
2003 ~ complicit use of illicit
steroids was the biggest scandal in modern baseball.
Bottle of bonded medicinal
“For Medical Purposes Only”
1919 ~ Eighteenth Amendment prohibited the manufacture, sale,
or transportation of intoxicating liquors, which encouraged distilling,
brewing, and bootlegging.
2003 ~ George W. Bush prohibited Medicare from negotiating drug
prices. Black markets for drugs from India and Canada thrived. Cannabis became
1921 ~ formal investigations into the Teapot Dome oil scandals
2003 ~ USA invaded Iraq under false pretenses to secure oil
1924 ~ worst tornado in US history obliterated 35 towns in
Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Indiana, and Illinois.
2005 ~ Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf
1919 ~ World War I ended;
consumerism, immigration, discrimination, fundamentalism, and extremism grew. Uranus
in Pisces spawned Neptune rising as four million steel workers and miners
walked off the job to protest ‘too many work hours’ and “inhumane pay”.
2003~ increased wage inequality
between workers at the top, middle, and the rest of us, affected overall
productivity, resulting in less wages and compensation for a typical worker. Real
wages and compensation continue to stagnate.
Four horrible conservative
Republican Presidents (Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, and George W Bush) held
office while Uranus was in Pisces. The 30th President
(born July 4), “Silent Cal” Coolidge said, “The business of America is
business”. He also told us, “Biological laws tell us that certain divergent
people will not mix or blend (Inferior Races of Asia).” Some things never
change. Government and business enjoyed their time in bed together. Illicit
affairs wielded temporarily absolute power over tightly woven webs of
political, social, and cultural fabric. Plutocrats seduced and betrayed
humanity for profit. Ironically, we call our dependence on corporations ‘Citizens
United’. The warning label should read: ‘Unhealthy for 99%’.
Mission accomplished?In 2003, Uranus entered Pisces again. George W Bush began his ‘War on Terror’ carelessly wrecking Iraqi culture and disabling
their energy infrastructure. Dick Cheney’s ex-employer, Halliburton, became a proud
sponsor and benefactor of the war. Energy sources (wars) were rewarded to
energy barons. Security for airports and seaports was carefully placed in the
hands of chosen special interest contractors. Public Health Care was sacrificed
on altars of pharmaceutical companies and health insurance czars. Social
Security flirted with an untimely demise in the Stock Market.
In 1929, loss of faith
in government and business infected humanity, and catalyzed the stock market crash!
A lesson of GW Bush is a warning of what not to do: out-of-control federal domestic
and military spending, government bailouts for financial and auto industries,
and unfunded nebulous federal mandates like educational reform that transformed
substantial surpluses into huge deficits. Democrats controlled both houses of
Congress until the end of Bush in 2009.
‘No Love’ is not
‘Tough Love’. One obligation and responsibility of wealth is truth and justice.
Having great wealth is truly valuing family, friends, everyone, and everything
else. The purpose of wealth is to be accountable, choosing a worthy cause and practically
and effectively sharing whatever resources it takes to make a real difference.
Uranus in Pisces transformed traditional patterns of thrift and
austerity into neo-consumerism and buying on credit. Two out of three Americans
had electricity, refrigerators, and washing machines. Spending on recreation
tripled. Henry Ford created new colors, green and maroon, as well as black.
Mass tastes energized mass markets for Rice Krispies, Lender’s Bagels, Mounds
Bars, Betty Crocker, and Peter Pan Peanut Butter, and many others.
Credit and consumerism created the illusion of an easy
convenient life. Uranus in Pisces inspired movie audiences to out attend church
audiences. Movie houses, chain stores, and radio advertising proliferated. ‘Modern
Romance’ magazine challenged moral codes. Critics believed consumerism was
driving Americans into a soulless existence of materiality and conformity.
Writer Sinclair Lewis highlighted humanity’s illusions and delusions, blaming
mass production and consumption for “having created a bloodless, loveless, and
standardized world”, a very scary reality.
Which religions are
practicing what they are preaching? Are emigrants and immigrants equal? Evidently,
God commanded the KKK with over 40,000 hooded members to march on Washington DC
in 1925. The resurgence targeted
African Americans, blacks, immigrants, Catholics, and Jews. New immigration
laws reduced a stream of immigrants to a trickle while congress decided to hinder
the flow of immigrants based on quotas of 150,000 new immigrants yearly. Sound
Uranus in Pisces catalyzed a clash between science and religion.
Design and Creationism ignored
modern science. Tennessee legislators voted it unlawful for any teacher in a
state supported school, “to teach any theory that denies the story of man’s
creation as taught in the bible”. Man descending from apes was unacceptable. John
Scopes, high school biology teacher, taught ‘theory of evolution’. Scopes lost
in the infamous “Scopes Monkey Trial”.
Religious culture manipulated school curriculum to cleanse obscenity, promote censorship, and discriminate against race and sexuality in literature and theater. No child was left behind. The German Bauhaus School of Architecture’s ‘less is more’ design philosophy influenced architecture and product design on a global scale. How many yachts do our savior oppressors need?
I was an industrial
designer in 1969. At that time, ‘Intelligent Design’ was saving materials and
money for manufacturers. Waste was not a problem, except for clean-up and disposal
costs. Designers didn’t realize our planet was no bigger than our ability to
infect her with a fatal dose of humanity’s own disease. Ignorantly and
egoistically, I depleted, wasted, and polluted our natural resources. I
rationalized my actions by creating fashion and justified my decisions by
ignoring their consequences.
‘Intelligent design’ is not ‘smart design’. Smart designers
create useful products and services using sustainable resources, efficient
energy production, fewer pollutants, less waste, and finally reincarnating whatever
waste remains into beneficial and constructive materials and products that add
to humanity. The handwriting is on the wall. Humanity must shift a paradigm of
living lies, to seeing, understanding, accepting, and embracing truth. Hate must
be transformed by love and letting go of fear.
‘It’s not what you do, but what you can get away with that matters’. One clear lesson Donald Trump has taught us is common sense is not good sense. Losing our sanity doesn’t make any sense. We interpret fake news and decipher illegible and deceptive writing, while all news has become morally and spiritually bankrupted by leaders with perverse senses of truth. Emperors believe they know what’s best for us, weaving webs with warps of ‘no love’ and wefts of ‘tough love’. We joke of discrimination, greed, prejudice, hate, and hypocrisy of fools. It’s no joke. Being healthier, happier, more loving, and tolerant of ourselves, each other, and our planet is the only thing that makes good sense. We need leaders who can call on their courage, strength, wisdom, and grace to love us and do what’s best for all of us!
Much has happened since 1919.
164 years passed as Neptune transited Pisces from April
4, 2011 ~ April 1, 2025. It’s hard to foretell Neptune’s nebulosity
because the lines between vision, illusion, and delusion blur. Pisces embodies endings
of ages that begin new ages with spiritual enlightenment. The dusk of denial is
the dawn of truth. Bad behavior is pandemic. Attitudes haven’t changed much. Must
we die to be reborn? Why can’t we appreciate what we have when we lose what we
value? History repeats its desperate and disparate need to teach and learn in the
hardest ways possible. Has Neptune in Pisces catalyzed Spiritual Cancer?
Pluto entered Capricorn in 2008. Uranus entered Aries in 2011. Pluto and Uranus combine to suddenly and unexpectedly transform character, energy, values, communications, business, transportation, health care, relationships, creativity, philosophy, politics, purpose, religion, spirituality, and our destiny. Greed is driven by Wealth, Power, and the Illusion of Self Importance. Huge footprints don’t mean huge hearts. The pathology of power fosters the denial of truth. Feeling futility catalyzes the delusion and disillusion of the will of 99%. Fear, hopelessness, and apathy are poisoning the Kool-Aid and too many of us are guzzling it.
Nonsense trumps good sense. Money trumps values. Religion trumps spirituality. Climate denial trumps science. Health insurance companies trump healthcare. Humanity is trumped by HMO’s, pharmaceuticals, and hospitals that prioritize profits over people. Prisons are privatized and trumped by profiteers, packed with prisoners (mostly black), proffered by plutocrats, and promoted by politicians who create laws that promote their own enforcement and profitability of prison populations. Prison hatcheries spawn fundamentalist and fanatical behaviors and frantic followers.
Vampires don’t love us. They suck our blood. Wars are fought by
have nots, who surrender their vital essences to Plutocrats, who squander them in
luxury and leftovers. Why do we choose harmers over farmers? Do we really need
fear, hate, and terror? Who are the real vermin and what should we do about
‘LOCK THEM UP’
Haves who are lucky enough to have earned what they have, and know how lucky they are, have great moral, ethical, and spiritual obligations and responsibilities to themselves and others. What are our ethical, moral and spiritual responsibilities and obligations? As we help ourselves, we must help others. How can we protect our planet and still have what we need? How can we be more mentally and emotionally stable? How can we renew our topsoil, clean our water and air, and employ renewable energy sources. We can send electric cars into space, but can we transform travel, bridges, tunnels, and not build more walls? Conceive the inconceivable. Healthy intent and free will makes a huge difference. Where is love?
You don’t need an Aquarius sun, moon, planets, house placements, or aspects to have Aquarian hands. Aquarius is a ‘thinking’ type. Pure types have square palms and long fingers, medium to low set stiff thumbs, inflexible fingers, mixed round and square fingertips, broad nails, and head and life lines closely intertwined at their starts. Analytical, technical, and scientific types have long first phalanges with prominent first knots on middle fingers.
Many people think Aquarius is a water sign. They see a water bearer and a symbol that looks like waves. Air waves are geometric, sharp, and precise. Aquarians are fixed thinking types. Water embodies feeling. The water bearer is discarding feelings in favor of thinking by pouring them from a jug.
I’ve seen many successful Aquarian business types with long straight pinkies, dominant first and second phalanges, and smooth knots. Many inventors and designers have long second phalanges, prominent second knots, whorl fingerprints, spatulate tipped ring fingers, and square tipped thumbs. I’ve seen lots of practical types with square looking index fingers, square fingertips, and loop fingerprints. Pure Aquarians have less peripheral shallow lines than Gemini and more deeply etched basic heart, head, life, and fate lines than Libra. Various signs have various topographical and tactile qualities.
Everyone has thirty degrees of Aquarius in their allegory. Aquarians can be highly sociable individuals. At the same time, they can also be private, cool, and detached. Aquarians avoid intimacy by spending time in a world of their own ideas and inventions. They need to become more aware of their Leo opposition. Aquarians think they can solve problems better than others (and many can), but their egos get in the way. They value free speech, but overvalue their opinions, which may be obsessive, extreme, and sometimes conceited or obnoxious.
Uranus, ruler of Sky and Father of Titans in Greek mythology was
first son of Gaea and Chaos. Uranus is about sudden change. Aquarians can abruptly
become erratic and unpredictable. My close Sun Uranus conjunction in Gemini in
my 8th house has seen a lifetime of internal and
external revolution. I’m a magnet for Uranian types. Some of my personal heroes
are Aquarians: Jules Verne ~ Buzz Aldrin ~ Helen Gurley Brown ~ James Dean ~
Charles Dickens ~ Michael Jordan ~ Franklin Roosevelt ~ Charles Lindbergh ~
Bill Maher ~ Mozart ~ Paul Newman.
Uranus takes 84 years to return to its place of birth. Betty
Friedan completed her Uranus cycle a year before she died on her 85th birthday (2/4/06). Betty published ‘The
Feminine Mystique’ in 1963. She catalyzed the women’s movement and
revolutionized women’s rights. As a founder of the National Organization for
Women (NOW), Betty planned the first International Feminist Congress in 1973.
She summarized most women’s quandary when she described their situation, “It is
easier to live through someone else than to become complete
yourself.” Betty’s Aquarian war cry was “Make policy not coffee”.
Aquarians relish a revolution when the cause is right. They’re
independent progressive thinkers who pride themselves on their originality and may
sometimes flaunt their eccentricities. Aquarians must learn to value their
uniqueness for what it is and not for the sake of being different. They attract
other unconventional, unusual, and free spirited types. In order to change an
Aquarian’s mind, you must be extremely logical and make good sense. Encourage
them to be innovative. They’ll be happier.
My Fearless Prediction
for the Future
Pluto will pass into Aquarius in 2024. Pluto will also have returned to it’s natal position in the horoscope of the United States. Personal and planetary inequities will transform into an Aquarian Age of love and brotherhood. Humanity will proactively, profoundly, and proudly see, hear, and know what’s fake and what’s real. We will no longer take others, ourselves, or this tiny speck in time and space we call Earth for granted. Our future is in our hands. Priceless information and insights about our characters, values, thinking, feelings, will power, health, relationships, creativity, philosophy, purpose, hopes, fears, and spirituality lie waiting to be discovered by us at the ends of our arms.
Look and See. Listen and Hear. Touch and feel. Think and know.
Personal and Collective
Psyche shifts paradigms as Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto change sign. Uranus takes
seven years to change sign and eighty-four years to orbit our sun through all twelve
signs. Uranus returned to Aquarius twice in the 20th Century.
1912 to 1919 marked a time of sudden and unexpected political and social
upheaval that challenged our spiritual ideologies, faith in humanity, and trust
in ourselves. Uranus passed from Capricorn to Aquarius in 1996. Had humanity
chosen love and brotherhood over selfishness, convenience, and fashion, we’d be
building bridges instead of walls!
1912 ~ The “Unsinkable Titanic” sunk on its maiden voyage, a karmic
lesson in hubris.
1913 ~ Tornadoes and floods devastated Middle America, killing
3,000 people and costing over $100,000,000… a very expensive lesson in preparedness.
1914 ~ World War I began. Fear, hatred, and terror levied a
heavy toll on humanity.
1915 ~ A German submarine torpedoed the British ocean liner, Lusitania.
Alexander Graham Bell catalyzed mass communications when the first
transcontinental phone call was made on Jan 25th, 1915. A powerful concept’s
time had arrived.
Note: In Greek Mythology, the true father of the Cell Phone was Hermes, a real man and mystic teacher of Abraham. Hermes believed everything is made up of cells. Our brain is the hardware. Our job is to connect with other cells and fine tune our links.
1916 ~ would a wall have deterred Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary, from invading the USA? Woodrow Wilson retaliated by sending 6,000 troops into Mexico.
Official Gazette of London published the names of 80 United
States firms suspected of trading with Germany. Prescott Bush was one banker who
supported the Nazis.
1917 ~ USA declared war on Germany. Hitler’s enemies became our allies.
Bigotry was bountiful. The worst race riot in American history
happened in Illinois.
Congress amended laws that prohibited beer, wine, and liquor from
1918 ~ Daylight Savings Time began. Spanish Flu became the worst
pandemic since the Bubonic Plague wiped out one quarter of Europe’s population
in the 14th century.
1919 ~ Prohibition was ratified as the 18th amendment to our constitution.
Winners lose and losers win. Congress failed to ratify the Treaty
of Versailles. President Wilson disagreed. He went on public tour to fight the
decision and eventually died trying.
Male vanity and
virility was popularized when Pfizer introduced Viagra. The stock market
created a new form of temptation called “internet day trading”. DVDs became the
fastest growing consumer electronics product in history. Bribes and drugs
tarnished the Olympic Games. Our innocence and civil liberties were transformed
by dissolving our ideas and delusions of private and social security and
stability. What we think and how we feel about our past, present, and future is
all that really matters.
Body piercing and tattoos became even more popular. President Clinton’s first political act of 1996 was to sign a
welfare reform bill that made life harder for poor people. They became demoralized,
deceived, and divided by the powers that be. Madeline Albright became the first
female Secretary of State. Ellen DeGeneres became the first outwardly gay star
of an ABC sitcom. Taiwan had its first democratic election. There were four
major plane crashes. Why did we bomb Iraq when Uranus was still in Aquarius in
Neptune entered Aquarius in 1998. Neptune rules vision, illusion, delusion, and confusion. The House of Representatives impeached Bill Clinton for giving “perjuriously false and misleading” testimony in front of a grand jury. Bill’s Hands, Sun, Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto are all in Leo. Bill was being Bill! Catholics and Protestants voted for peace in Ireland. Peace won.
The US government and twenty state attorney generals charged Microsoft with anti-trust practices for dominating the Internet access market. Bill Gates has a Scorpio Sun and intuitive hands. Imagine having the power to make a huge difference for our planet and humanity? What is the moral and spiritual responsibility of understanding that difference?
Neptune transited into Pisces in 2012. 1% of ego infected 99% of
lesser ego with physical, emotional, ideological, psychological, philosophical,
and spiritual dis-ease. Our delusions and deceptions about being old, poor,
sick, and not being able to afford bad shit happening were dissolved. We must take
responsibility for our values, hopes, fears, and choices. Fear and terror is preventing
us from transforming our inequities.
Neptune in Pisces can symbolize billions of people seeking
security, stability, and spiritual answers and finding despair, fear, and
terror. If slavery and freedom
are opposites, what shades of gray are you? The human race has become a race
against bad shit happening. History will describe the 21st Century as an era of alternative facts and false
profits for false prophets. HAVES rule have-nots. Plutocrats pay partisan politicians
to permit the depletion and pollution of our planet, deregulation of public welfare,
and control of health care, social security, and pension funds. We’re pawns,
collateral damage, and statistics in a game of digital chess. Never in history have
so many HAVES felt so fully entitled to manipulate and control so many
“And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood,
and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the
moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come.” Bible
Book of Joel, Chapter 3:3-4
January 21, 2019. A total lunar eclipse is launching a Super Wolf Blood Moon (from the Old Farmer’s
Almanac) at 0:16 AM EST. The last Super Blood Moon Eclipse was January 31,
2018. It was a Super Blue Blood Moon. The one prior to
that was in 1866. It symbolized the Civil War and the Fourteenth Amendment of
the US Constitution. We share the same blood from past blood moons. This super
blood moon eclipse is an opportunity to revisit our past choices and actions.
The meaning we give to this moment in time and space is crucial and the
implications of our current choices and actions are epic. I re-edit this post
each time a new super blood moon eclipse happens and it seems to me that its
content has become truer than ever!
The meaning we give to this Super Blood Moon is ours. In 1866, the Party of Lincoln believed in government and equality for all. We must come to terms with resolving Reconstructionism and the Fourteenth Amendment once and for all. Our obligation and responsibility today is to choose a healthy legacy for our future, the future of our children, and our world.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject
to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the
states wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall
abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor
without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the
equal protection of the laws.
“And at this very moment, a concerted, extremely well-funded
crusade is underway among elements of the modern Republican Party, who now
gleefully desecrate the ideas of its founders by effectively eroding and
destroying the essence of Reconstruction’s greatest achievement—birthright
citizenship and equality before the law.” I recommend reading this article from The Atlantic.
DONALDEMORT and his
Republican politicians feign competence, makeup their own rules,
and threaten non-followers or anyone who disagrees with them. They drain our personal
and collective coffers to fill their swamp with our resources. Democratic
politicians feign incompetence as they wander blindly across a bleak and barren
wasteland, led by sacred cows and golden calves that need to be sacrificed on
the altars of truth, love, and faith. It’s time for humanity to stop expecting
to be saved by politicians and become self-aware. We must fully commit to
choosing good health for ourselves and our planet by making healthy decisions
and taking healthy actions. It’s up to all of us to make this eclipse
meaningful or we’ll still be dealing with the same old shit 150 years from now.
The human race has become a race against bad shit happening.
Pious philosophies, pointless partisan political paradigms, and pestilential
pecuniary practices pollute higher purpose and poison our psyches. Faulty
families feast frenzily on flawed feelings, vague values, and toxic thinking,
copiously spiced with needless fear, desperation, and hatred. As we
compartmentalize, rationalize, and analyze our insane ideologies and
beliefs, we sacrifice our dignity, integrity, nobility, and virtue on the
altars of nonsense.
Everyone is frantic about what’s happening in the world.
Focusing on ideologies like “Armageddon” emboldens hazardous theories and
encourages toxic beliefs to morph into self-fulfilling prophecies. It’s all fun
and games until someone gets hurt. Fear, anger, and hatred grow exponentially.
Vengeance is not the solution to violence.
A spiritually bankrupt society worships idols from amateur hours
and applauds scripted survivors. Masses of meek minds are mesmerized by
meaningless media. Captivated by TV courtroom melodramas, we become critical
and judgmental of the pettiest of behaviors. Cunning narcissists, warped
exhibitionists, and pious perverts perjuriously present their sleaziest selves
to a desperate and depraved public. A culture of winners and losers has become
a world of haves and have-nots… with less than ever.
This tiny speck in
time and space we call our planet and collective psyches are immune deficient.
We preach love and sympathy and practice hate and fear. Appallingly apparent
apathy produces pandemic pathological paradigms. We fixate on sex, death,
violence, and disease, while fear, greed, mistrustfulness, and shortsightedness
rule our personal and collective unconscious. We mistake no love for tough
love. Where are our healthy role models?
We prostrate ourselves before self-appointed emperors on gilded brass pedestals, pray to political prostitutes, and worship tyrants. We’re fascinated by fake vampires, werewolves, and zombies, while real vampires, werewolves, and zombies suck our vital essences, grab our pussies, control our choices, and thrive on and among us. Must we lose everything we value to appreciate what we have?
We need to wake up and whiff the weirdness. There’s a huge difference between common sense and good sense. Why are we consuming massive amounts of highly toxic chemicals every day in our wars with insects, rodents, weeds, dirt, stains, odors, germs, bacteria, viruses and other invisible enemies? We’re marinating in chemicals that heat and cool us; power our transportation; provide us with products; color, flavor, and preserve our foods; compel us to communicate on a grand scale, and impel us to fight senseless energy wars. Why choose fossil fuel guzzling vehicles that deplete natural resources and pollute our planet? Why must everything be bright white, squeaky clean and lemon fresh? Why do we breathe, drink, wash, and apply risky substances to our scalps, mouths, armpits, fingers, toes, and crotches? Is it possible to remain sane in an insane world?
Evil acts are symptoms, not causes. Wealth and power are
conjoined twins. As we examine our thoughts objectively, we know that action
comes from thinking. Why do so many people secretly believe they’re better than
others? Why harm people and cultures we can be helping? Why do so few have so
much? What’s their responsibility for the rest of us?
Bullshit trickles down. Money and resources must freely flow to
feed and nourish all of humanity. Those who are lucky enough to ‘have’ must let
go of their hubris and fear and give generously and freely to causes that are
important and helpful to all of humanity. Our government is here to help us,
not to help themselves and their patrons. Partisan politicians produce poor
An evil emperor weaves a wardrobe of secrecy and deceit. We must
shift our malignant spiritual and philosophical paradigms to enable us to
survive and thrive in a healthier world. Our good health and the good health of
our planet depend on our ability to share healthy thoughts and loving feelings.
We must no longer substitute money for values, religion for spirituality, and
collective delusion for reality. As we wander aimlessly through time and space,
the Messiah wordlessly awaits us in the mirror.
In palmistry, no matter what your astrology says, flat square
palms, short stiff fingers, square fingertips, and a combo of loop and arch
finger prints is Capricorn. A Capricorn sun, moon, rising sign, planets,
houses, or aspects makes you more pragmatic. Firm hands, pale tough skin, and self-assured
handshakes embody practicality, responsibility, and reliability. When the
middle finger leans or crooks toward the ring finger, seriousness, structure,
and responsibility rule the person.
Middle fingers with dominant first and middle phalanges make
Capricorn more practical and pragmatic than his cardinal brothers and
sisters, Aries, Libra, and Cancer. He’s more
motivated and aggressive than his fixed cousin Taurus and a better manager than
his mutable cousin Virgo. Every thought and action must be rooted in rational
reason and clear purpose. Successful industry leaders and managers embrace responsibility
with commitment and perseverance, carrying out mundane tasks while
maintaining a long-range vision of their goals. Structured, focused,
disciplined, and dependable, they expect you to be on time and do as you say.
Saturn has little patience for excuses. As natural skeptics, they don’t trust
slick and flashy types. As workaholics, they don’t question coming early or
staying late to finish a task. They patiently await the right conditions,
relationships, and timing.
Middle fingers should always be longest. No matter your type, short
middle fingers mean lives out of balance and control. Middle fingers symbolize a
need for structure and discipline and embody capacities to be precise, practical,
and pragmatic. Middle fingers reveal how serious and reliable we are and how we
can best manage our frustrations, obstructions, obligations, shame, and guilt.
Saturn is well organized, efficient, patient, dependable, and faithful. Obsessive order, minute methodology, persistent punctuality, and perfectionism are embodied in stiff knotty joints, crooked middle fingers, long middle phalanges, square fingertips, and short broad nails. Self-critical types must learn to “lighten up and smell the roses”. Traditional music and dry humor soothes the saturnine soul. Saturn has a cynical and sarcastic sense of humor peppered with a pessimism that can be offensive and defensive at the same time. The funniest comedians hide their pain behind humor. Practical, prudent, and persistent, Saturn becomes frustrated when his strategies don’t go according to plan. Rigid ideologies and an overdeveloped sense of obligation and responsibility makes Saturn feel guilt, shame, and depression. While they pride themselves on their ingenuity, it’s ironic they rarely stray from traditional and conventional careers.
Dominant middle-finger types tend to be tall, slender, and
angular in appearance. Dark hair, large bones, stern features, and bland
complexions are common. Saturn needs solitary time including with family,
friends, and partners. Saturn’s physical sense is smell. Pure types love string
instruments and classical music tinged with sadness.
Abraham Lincoln was saturnine. Daniel Day-Lewis (Taurus / Saturn) played Abraham Lincoln. Clint Eastwood is a Gemini with strong Saturn. Elvis Presley was King of Rock ‘n Roll. Tiger Woods was Prince of Golf. Muhammad Ali was King of Boxing. David Bowie and Rod Stewart are musical pioneers. Paul Cezanne and Henri Matisse fathered Post-Impressionism. Albert Schweitzer‘s ‘reverence for life’ was his gift to humanity. Louis Pasteur pasteurized.
“If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Capricorn (1/15/1929) with Capricorn hands, was martyred for his fervent beliefs. As a Baptist Minister and Social Rights Activist, Dr. King was destined to lead the black civil rights movement in the United States from the mid 1950’s until his brutal assassination in Aries (4/4/1968). Dr. King’s mission was the pursuit of truth, peace, justice, and equality for all. His dream became his legacy and a legal holiday.
Saturn rules physical structure. Capricorn weaknesses include teeth, knees, and ligaments. Maladies like rheumatism, hardening of the arteries, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and deafness in the left ear are Saturnine. Middle fingers that lean towards ring fingers symbolize perfectionism and needing personal space. I’ll bet that Donald Rumsfeld is mostly cranky, irritable, and annoyed. Just look at his face. Saturn thrives in conservative types. Most scientists, researchers, mathematicians, technical specialists, and businessmen are saturnine. Writers, craftsmen, therapists, night watchmen, undertakers, morticians, and derelicts often have dominant middle fingers.
“Do the work or suffer the consequences”. “Father Time” is about quality, not quantity. The lone hermit is not lonely. Saturn is present where discipline, focus, and structure are required. Saturn can be prosperous, happy, wise, and compassionate. He can also become easily frustrated, compulsively controlling, greedy, and self-destructive. Transforming lead into gold is a metaphor for shining the Sun on Saturn.
The most famous Capricorn of all time was Jesus Christ, Jewish guru, and not for profit prophet. God spoke through Jesus, “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). Jesus would have reformed religion. Who needs dogmas, doctrines, codes, rules, and regulations when you’ve got spirituality? Jesus was crucified for loving unconditionally and without expectation.
Mel Gibson accessed his dark side when he created ‘The Passion of the Christ’. Jesus’s spirit writhes in heaven as Mel irreverently punishes and blames humanity for torturing him to death. You get to see all the suffering and none of the revelations and victories.
Perhaps Mel can capitalize on Dr. King’s final moments and call his flick LETHAL WEAPON 666 ~ even more reasons to feel and spread hate, shame, guilt, fear, and terror. Mel should stick to acting, although he would make a great used Hummer salesman, specializing in ‘already been road-warriored’ models, like worn jeans or distressed furniture.
Scrooge is our darkest, greediest, and stingiest self. Relationships are important only as they relate to profit. Master criminals ruled by Saturn have no need for cleverness like Gemini, spontaneity like Aries, or grandiosity like Sagittarians. They strategize and wait.
Ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future haunt Bernard Ebbers, former CEO of WorldCom. Ebbers made telecommunications competitive. He achieved his goal of power and wealth, but compromised his principles in the process. Preaching one thing and practicing another has a gloomy prognosis that can end a person in the slammer. Evangelical Christians had better get real soon or there may be another crusade!
Janet is a Capricorn. Her crooked middle fingers along with head
and life lines that separate on her dominant hand at their beginnings embody a freedom
loving, independent, perfectionistic person with a highly developed sense of
responsibility, guilt, and obligation. Too many “should’s’ and ‘supposed to’s” are
always in the way of that adventure Janet would rather be having.
The full moon in Cancer arrives with this year’s winter solstice. As humanity races recklessly toward bad shit happening, Saturn solemnly reveals our faulty foundations, unstable structures, and horrible habits. The time has come to balance our personal and collective heads and hearts. Every thought, choice, and action has consequences. It’s time to let go of fear and begin loving and nourishing each other and our planet.
Outer planets symbolize massive transformations in both personal
and collective psyches as they change signs. While Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto
transited Capricorn in the 20th Century, outdated
paradigms and patterns of political institutions and social structures were
shifted. Uranus in Capricorn revolutionized politics and business from 1989 to
1996. The Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall were ripped down. Germany was
reunited on October 3, 1990. The political demarcation between East and West
vanished. In 1991, the Soviet Union disintegrated into fifteen republics. The
Americans with Disabilities Act prohibited discriminating against the disabled.
Why have we regressed to Nationalism, Fear, and discrimination? Do we really need
to build another wall that we’ll eventually tear down between the US and
NASA successfully observed and recorded Uranus orbiting the outer limits of our solar system, thanks to our Voyager space probe. Nelson Mandela was released after 27 years behind bars and successfully galvanized Anti-Apartheid across the globe. Jean Bertrand Aristide, radical priest, became Haiti’s first freely elected president. Ten months after his election, the military seized control of government. After his USA asylum, Aristide returned to office in 1994, accompanied by 20,000 American troops. Operation Desert Storm liberated Kuwait from Iraqi invaders. Bosnia declared independence from Yugoslavia resulting in a religious civil war that pitted Serbs and Croats against Muslims. Why are we allowing genocide in Yemen, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, and so many other countries? Why are we supporting and promoting hatred around the world? Why are we wasting money on irrelevant outer space programs?
Johnny Carson retired after 30 years (Saturn return) of the
TONITE show. Representatives from over 100 countries met in Rio de Janeiro in June
of 1992 to discuss how to preserve the earth. Good intentions were no longer
enough. The USA and UN brokered a prickly cease-fire to end ethnic cleansing. Why
have we chosen leaders who ignore humanitarian and environmental values and instead
worship greed? Why have we abandoned our good health and the good health of our
Expect the unexpected. PLO leader Yassar Arafat shook hands
with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin to end hatred. The Irish Republican
Army agreed to lay down its arms in exchange for a role in Northern Ireland’s
political future. Smoking was banned in New York City restaurants. Women began
smoking cigars. The Brady Bill for gun control was signed into law thirteen
years after Brady was shot and paralyzed. Why are more semi-automatic weapons
than ever being sold to crazy people and then being used in mass shootings in
schools, religious institutions, and shopping malls, etc.?
When Neptune transited Capricorn from 1984-1998, lines between
chemical industries and moral responsibilities dissolved. A gas leak at a Union
Carbide plant in India killed over 3,000 people. British scientists pinpointed
a hole in the earth’s ozone layer. Two years later in 1987, after seeing the
hand writing on the wall, fifty-three nations signed a treaty pledging to
reduce the number of CFCs in the atmosphere. The most serious nuclear accident
in history occurred at Chernobyl, killing thirty-one people instantly. Later,
40,000 were diagnosed with cancer from too much exposure to radiation. The
Exxon Valdez shipwreck was the worst oil spill in history. It contaminated
hundreds of miles of Alaska shoreline and killed many thousands of creatures.
Why are we still choosing to promote fossil fuels and environmental pollution
over clean energy and sustainability?
Monsanto, creator of Agent Orange, PCB, DDT, and Dioxins,
launched “Round-up Ready” GMO soybeans, approved by the FDA in 1994.
“Frankenfood” was born. Environmental activists fought back while FDA
folly was parodied by late night pundits on TV. Mad Cow disease mysteriously
appeared in the UK in 1996. The slim line between science fiction and reality
was crossed when the first sheep was cloned in Scotland in 1997. The FDA
approved a drug called AZT, designed to treat AIDS. El Nino was named and
blamed for bizarre bad weather conditions in 1997 and 1998. Why are we ignoring
science and climate change? Why haven’t we banned ‘Roundup’, knowing that it’s
Neptune transformed our illusion of fatherhood. Convicted pussy
grabber Bill Cosby was the most popular father in 1984. What a hypocrite he
turned out to be. While Saturn transited Scorpio, Bill was clearly not
practicing what he was preaching. Sadly, he had no awareness of his karma until
Saturn returned to Scorpio in 2014. Racial bigots Archie Bunker and Homer
Simpson were wildly popular fathers. ‘Married with Children’ warped our visions
of fatherhood. Disney produced a powerful father and son story, ‘The Lion
King’. Murphy Brown revealed a powerful animus to a national anima, hopefully
teaching women not to give away their power. Why are we electing and appointing
pussy grabbers and rapists to leadership roles in public office?
Ivan Boesky preached virtuosity and honesty while practicing
insider trading. Frenzies of mergers, acquisitions, and takeovers began in
1980, destabilizing financial institutions. General Electric purchased media
giants NBC and RCA. Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) collapsed.
Regulators from 69 countries seized assets and charged officers who hid
substantial losses from investors. Congress closed the House of Representatives
Bank in the wake of scandal. Why are we gifting billionaires with our hard
Neptune dissolves political and financial structures. Mikhail
Gorbachev reformed controls to keep the Soviet Union together. Growing concerns
over growing federal deficit catalyzed the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act.
Congress failed to control its spending, and rather than
assume the massive mandatory cuts specified, it was scrapped in
1990. Reagan deficits soared to two trillion dollars (2X 1981). Black
Monday suffered a stock market mini-crash with sudden steeply dropping stock
prices. Texaco filed the largest bankruptcy in history. Why are our deficits
greater than ever and our middle class and have-nots poorer and more desperate than
History repeats itself. Power corrupts. The top 1% is above the
law and beyond scrutiny. The 99% are well aware of the greed of the 1%.
Deceptive business practices, dark conspiracies, devious plutocrats and capitalists
are dark manifestations of Pluto. Partisan politics, greed, hypocrisy, and
selfishness must be replaced by healthy values, ethics, morality, and
Nostradamus predicted the time of Pluto in Capricorn would destabilize major financial structures and burst the bubbles created by the illusion of social security. How can we reform broken social systems when greed owns our Congress and Senate? What happens when the Federal Reserve Bank (Capricorn) destabilizes? How do we prepare for fluctuating interest rates and inflation?
We need to recreate
and refurbish our infrastructure and find revolutionary ways to manage our
energy and environment. Fossil fuels must be utilized to create sustainable
products and not be squandered. Recycling and reuse must be implemented on a
massive scale to become practical and cost effective. Cyber-Terrorism is
capable of reaching into any computer, cell phone, or electronic device. The
list of necessities to be transformed is endless and eternal. We must build bridges,
The Declaration of Independence was signed July 4 1776. Among astrologers, there’s a dispute whether Gemini or Sagittarius is rising. No matter what, the USA Sun, Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury are still in Cancer. As Pluto opposes those archetypes, we’ll try harder to control everyone and everything and be challenged for economic power and status as world leader. We’re smart-assed short-sighted little children who take what’s most valuable for granted.
NYC’s charter was signed January 1 1898 at 12:01 am. Pluto
reached the degree of NYC’s Sun in Capricorn in 2013 and catalyzed chaos around
physical and financial infrastructures, public transportation, and political
corruption. Worldwide challenges have included hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis,
earthquakes, droughts, wildfires, and unnatural anomalies due to environmental
abuse. Capricorn rises in the USSR for a constitution that promises political
and economic upheaval. Pluto teaches us where responsibility begins and
accountability ends. Bottom lines do not justify the means. What gives Donaldemort
and his Dementors the right to take us for granted, squander our planet’s
natural resources, ignore science, and abuse our respiratory and circulatory
systems, bodies, minds, and spirits? How can we allow them to deny
responsibility and not expect serious karmic consequences? Why can’t we see the
handwriting on our walls? We must wean ourselves from hate, fear, and terror,
and choose loving leaders.
You don’t need a Sagittarius Sun, Moon, houses, aspects, planets, or planetary placements in your natal astrology to be Sagittarian. Sagittarian hands are healthy looking with mildly flexible wrist joints, pink firm elastic skin, and a confident hand shake. Elastic hands with rectangular palms and short flexible fingers reflect Intuitive and mutable personalities. Pure types tend to have long straight index fingers that stand away from the hand. No matter what your basic type, strong index fingers point to ambition, leadership abilities, self-pride, confidence, spiritual affinities, religious affiliations, idealism, truthfulness, and generosity. Pink color under index fingers adds energy and enthusiasm and reveals a desire to make a difference.
I’m generalizing from my personal experience when I tell you that I see a lot of smooth finger joints, round and conical fingertips, and loop and whorl fingerprints on Sagittarians. I’ve read many tens of thousands of hands over forty years, but I haven’t documented enough statistically to call my experience scientific. One thing I can say for sure is that healthy Sagittarians are idealists, enthusiastic, and self-assured. They’re eternal optimists, honest, and sincere, with friendly charismatic voices designed to persuade. Good luck and positive thinking support them in achieving their goals.
Sagittarians are philosophical, expansive, generous, passionate, principled, proud, truthful, and spiritual. They’re irresistible when they truly believe in themselves. Sagittarians are often accused of seeing life through rose colored glasses because they tend to see people and circumstances as they want them to be instead of how they really are. They love travel and take time to explore and seek food and adventure when they arrive at a new destination. Inherently nature lovers, they’re also naturally healthy types.
Jupiter’s dominant physical sense is taste. Sagittarians love exotic foods, luxurious desserts, and fine wine. Many of the world’s finest and worst chefs have dominant index fingers. Depending on the length and thickness of the bottom phalange, temptation is a force that emerges from deep within the psyche. Loving rich food and fine wine is a potent temptation that can lead them down that dark path of excess that leads to the palace of wisdom. Most of their physical problems result from overindulging in food, drink, and other temptations. Gluttony makes them prone to blood disorders, liver disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, and troubles with throat, thighs, and hips. Vanity is tactless, insincere, judgmental, opinionated, hypercritical, hypocritical, impractical, grandiose, arrogant, dictatorial, vain, gluttonous, and philandering. Many dominant index fingered people are of medium height with generously proportioned bodies. More than a few have wide chests, high foreheads, and widely spaced kindly eyes on roundish faces with wavy hair.
When a dominant hand’s index finger is long, (past midway to tip of top phalanx of middle finger), projects forward, has a pinkish color beneath (all races), that person loves being boss and hates being criticized. As planners, setters of goals, and natural leaders, they’re attracted to other ambitious career minded professionals, and go-getters (like themselves). They must steer far from strays and fixer-uppers who are attracted to them. Anyone needing a free ride or unable to carry their own weight quickly loses credibility and respect.
Healthy Sagittarians enjoy being married. They need a partner as much as a lover. Setting goals, planning, and dreaming about the future together is essential to having a loving relationship. Their personal problems often result from practicing obsessive and controlling behavioral patterns, and expressing judgmental and critical attitudes. False pride, gluttony, vanity, and bossiness are weaknesses these individuals must overcome by practicing moderation and steadily earning self-esteem and success. Sagittarians must choose a philosophy that helps them be an integral part of a working society instead of tilting at windmills like Don Quixote or being someone who always has everyone else’s answers.
A short index finger is less than half way to the middle of the top phalange of the middle finger. A person with a short index finger must work harder to achieve the same results as a long index fingered person. Many short index fingered people don’t value themselves enough because they were not valued during their formative years. Where was support and encouragement when they needed it? Their challenge is to learn to ask enough for themselves. Plenty of very successful individuals have had to contend with very short index fingers. They earned every drop of whatever they were able to achieve. Nothing came easily, but it was well worth the risk and work.
Scientific studies relate short index fingers to homosexuality. Click if you’re curious about my take on the subject. Click on this minute long YouTube video if you want to see how understanding index fingers altered our child’s destiny. Basic hand shape reveals whether a person is more intuitive, practical, thinking, or feeling. Whoever cultivates and nourishes a dominant index finger is honest and direct, shows pride in their work, and takes calculated risks. Many strong index fingered people are successful managers, journalists, judges, lawyers, politicians, singers (musical instrument is voice), producers, promoters, priests, chefs, speakers, and salespeople.
Every finger and fingerprint needs to be considered when examining a person’s character. Proportions of individual phalanges, knots, and nails are important. For instance, spatula shaped fingertips with whorl fingerprints embody philosophical, unconventional, and original thinking. Square tips with arch prints are practical, responsible, reliable, and dependable. Round and conical tips with loop prints are adaptable and communicative. Skin ridge patterns rarely change, except under sudden extreme circumstances. Depending on your basic type, normal and peripheral lines change gradually as thinking and circumstances change. Careful examination of dermatoglyphics requires a quality set of hand-prints and/or hi-res digital photos, a powerful magnifying glass, and precise measuring tools. You can still give a great reading without peripheral details once you know the gestalt of a person. Additional detail affirms and confirms the basic character and behavior of a person and provides valuable information as to current events and timing.
Skin ridge patterns are beyond the scope of this post. Richard Unger has devoted his career to the subject. Richard is a practicing hand reader, palmistry teacher, and finger print expert on the west coast. We’ve stayed in touch and shared our work and palmistry experiences for many years. If you want to learn more about fingerprints, I recommend Richard’s book LIFEPRINTS as valuable reading for any student of palmistry, metaphysics, and human destiny.
Outer planets transform personal psyche and catalyze massive changes in collective psyche as they change sign. Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto transited through Sagittarius in the 20th Century. Paradigms of politics, commerce, and religion shifted dramatically.
Uranus passed through Sagittarius from 1981-1988. Gender in politics was shaken up. Sandra D. O’Connor became the first Woman elected to the Supreme Court. Geraldine Ferraro was the first woman nominated by the Democratic Party for Vice President. Benazir Bhutto was the first female prime minister of a Muslim country in Pakistan’s first free election since 1977.
Uranus brings sudden and unexpected upheaval and disaster. The space shuttle Challenger exploded on takeoff in 1986, while millions watched in horror on their TV screens. While Greenpeace was protesting France’s nuclear testing, their flagship Rainbow Warrior was bombed. Ronald Reagan created “Star Wars”, an absurd and overly expensive national defense idea. George Bush Sr. was the first sitting Vice President elected as president since 1836. IBM introduced personal PCs. AT&T’s communication monopoly ended via the Department of Justice in 1974.
Sagittarius rules publishing and religion. In 1989, they darkly merged as Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini sentenced Salman Rushdie to death after he published The Satanic Verses. Even though it was a novel, Rushdie’s tales of good and evil incited riots in India and book burnings in England. Rushdie’s literary success fueled and stirred the cauldron of Islamic hatred.
Neptune transited Sagittarius ~ 1970 to 1984. Idealism of the 60’s transformed to pessimism with a marked lack of trust in national institutions. The war in Vietnam united masses of skeptical protestors, ready for confrontation. The Arab oil embargo of 1973 created a major energy crisis, supposedly teaching US not to take energy for granted, and conveniently catalyzing the opening of the controversial Alaska pipeline.
Neptune can be imaginary, visionary, and illusionary. Neptune also rules false prophets, delusion, deception, and victimization. Richard Nixon was the first US President in history to announce his resignation in 1974. New York was the first city to be bailed out of bankruptcy by the federal government in 1975. A religious paradigm shifted when the Catholic Church elected its first non-Italian pope in four centuries. Mother Theresa accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in the name of the poor. In 1979, Televangelist Jerry Falwell founded the ‘Moral Majority’, which has become the ‘Immoral Majority’.
Neptune rules chemicals and drugs. The first test-tube baby was conceived out of the womb and bathed by the sun in Leo in 1978. Genetic engineering created new horrors for theologians, religious fundamentalists, and extremists. Environmentalists protested industries creating “Acid Rain”. ‘Three Mile Island’ derailed several major nuclear energy projects in 1979. The World Health Organization announced an end to smallpox. Crack cocaine became popular. A deadly epidemic was officially named AIDS in 1981.
Pluto visited Sagittarius from 1995 to 2008 and created a recipe for upheaval and transformation in politics, big business, and religion. Political extremism, corporate greed, religious fanatics, supremacism, fundamentalism, and terrorism flourished and thrived in fertile soil. Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a right-wing law student. The Middle East peace process was disrupted. Great Britain finally let go of Hong Kong. President Clinton resumed diplomatic relations with communist Vietnam. Hundreds of thousands of Black Men flocked to Washington to march for freedom. It was the first time in 40 years that Republicans controlled congress. Y2K was not end time.
Sex scandals rocked the Catholic Church. The House of Representatives impeached and later acquitted Bill Clinton for lying about his sexploits. Two students killed themselves after murdering twelve students and a teacher at Columbine High School in Littleton Colorado. The Unabomber was caught and sentenced to life in prison. The Oklahoma City bombing established large-scale terrorism by Americans on our soil. After 9/11, governmental power transformed, giving leaders the ability to supersede human rights and civil liberties. A large political machine preempted war without world consent. Lairs of corporate foxes tended the hen houses while packs of political wolves herded the sheep.
Saturn returned to Sagittarius on December 23, 2014, after nearly thirty years. Astrologers predicted Saturn would wield powerful influence for several years as it transited from Sagittarius to into Capricorn. Saturn rules responsibility, structure, discipline, focus, time, bureaucracy, big business, and many established institutions. Saturn altered energy, transportation, communications, food, housing, healthcare, law, politics, and religion during its transit through Sagittarius, for better and worse. Fossil fuels and fuel guzzlers are no longer sustainable. Their best uses and life cycles must be pre-determined and legislated. Substituting money for values and religion for spirituality is absolutely unsustainable.
Sagittarius rules transportation. Sagittarians enjoy prestige and luxury. They leave racing to Aries and showing off to Leo. The lords of cars must shift their paradigm of profit before people. The whole industry needs to become more spiritual in their outlook and truthful in their actions. Perpetuating the illusion that overly powerful gas guzzling vehicles are glamorous and sexy enforces the delusion that it’s OK to deplete our planet’s natural resources and pollute ourselves. How do chemical companies get away with pretending their products are good when they’re not? Do we really need hundreds of horses galloping under our hoods? Transportation needs to be redesigned like light bulbs, for present and future good health. We all profit by raising social and environmental consciousness. As our globe warms, cools, floods, and droughts, fossil fuel prices are artificially repressed to prevent their sustainably minded competitors to lay a substantial foundation. We need fuel efficient, non-polluting, practical, and economical transportation or we’ll drive ourselves to extinction.
We can go wherever and whenever we choose in the comfort and safety of our cars. The hidden costs are usurious and insidious as we guzzle gas, fight oil wars, and deplete our Mother Earth’s finite natural resources. We pollute her body, circulatory, and respiratory systems. Carbon dioxide and monoxide hover everywhere by degree. Toxic smoke and smog poison our arteries, stick to the walls of our veins, and coagulate like cholesterol on the way to a coronary. Varicose veins link bloated arteries that feed festering sores we call cities. We must shift our false paradigms and steer ourselves from death and destruction toward a more hopeful and helpful future of clear intent and healthy actions.
The human race has become a race against bad shit happening. Greed, prejudice, and avarice are unhealthy symptoms of partisan political philosophies, fundamentalist religious ideologies, and extremist social behaviors. Why do we still wander aimlessly in barren wastelands as we worship golden calves and defend sacred cows? Our global family must see the forest from the trees. We need to become healthier in more sustainable ways. As Uranus journeys through Taurus from May 14, 2018 to Nov 7, 2025, I pray for a rebirth of practical good sense, of accepting responsibility, and choosing nobility, dignity, integrity, ethics, and virtue.
Why do we take for granted what’s truly valuable and then have to lose it to value what we had? Why choose imbalance and impermanence over healthy values and accepting the corresponding responsibilities and fees for having a healthier self, planet, and world? As Jupiter transits Sagittarius over the next year, may we acknowledge the true consequences and real costs of climate change. Our fate truly is in our hands.