Friday, November 28, 2008

Signs of Success: A Book Review


Millionaires don't have astrologers. Billionaires do. ~ J.P. Morgan

That's one of my favorite quotes used in Signs of Success: The Remarkable Power of Business Astrology by Steven Mark Weiss. Signs of Success is an entertaining and insightful introduction into business astrology. The first few chapters give a general overview into ways astrology can be used in specific aspects of business, like trend forecasting. At the end of the book there is a chapter focusing on astrology and marketing, with McDonald's, Chanel and Apple used as examples.

My favorite part of this book is the section devoted to the sun signs and leadership (Being a Taurean leader, it's only fitting I'd love this archetypal exploration). I loved reading about Bill Gates' Scorpio deviousness and Steven Jobs' Piscean vision. And, I didn't realize that Martha Stewart and Julia Child were both Leos. At the end of each sun sign chapter, there are tips given for how to deal with them in the workplace. The best part of this section was gaining a greater understanding into not only my own approach to business, but also those around me. It gave me some insights into the motivation behind others' goals and actions.

This book is definitely more geared to people who are new to, and maybe even skeptical of, astrology. It's best for business people who are new to astrology, astrology lovers who want to start learning more about how to apply their knowledge to the business world, and anyone who wants to either be a better leader or simply understand their boss.

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Monday, November 03, 2008

Astrology Carnival: Twenty-Third Edition

Welcome to the twenty-third edition of the astrology carnival! I had to make sure I posted this today because of the great articles about the Saturn-Uranus opposition and the upcoming U.S. Presidential Election (only one more sleep! Um... should a Canadian be this excited about the U.S. election? Of course! Go Kang!!!!)

Matthew shares a couple of articles ~ Sarah Palin's E-mail Hacked: Let The Saturn-Uranus Games Begin! and The Winner Of The 2008 Presidential Election Is... both posted at Matthew The Astrologer. On a side note, I must admit that I'm a little disappointed that Sarah didn't mention Matthew the Astrologer in any of her speeches.

Flash Gordon gives us Author Paul Kiritsis Uses the Stars to Guide His Writing: Read How this Cancerian Follows His Calling posted at Great New Books that Are a Must Read.

Julie shares her thoughts on the opposition in Uranus-Saturn Opposition November 3-4 posted at Julie Demboski's Astrology.

And Zodiacs4u gives us Best Matches for Libra - Sun Signs, Love Matching, Star Sign Horoscopes, Zodiac Compatibility posted at Sun Signs, Love Matching, Star Sign Horoscopes, Zodiac Compatibility. If you're looking for more articles on compatibility, be sure to look around the rest of this site.

For the next edition of the carnival, the optional theme is Jupiter in Aquarius. Feel free to send in any astrology-related articles, though. Also, if you have any suggestions for a theme you'd like to see, let me know.

You can submit your blog article to the next edition of the astrology carnival using the carnival submission form. You can also email me (theknowitallastrologer @ gmail.com) your link (make sure you mention that you want it included in the carnival) or post it in the comments below. Past posts and future editions can be found on the blog carnival index page.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Astrology Carnival: Twenty-Second Edition

Welcome to the twenty-second edition of the astrology carnival!

Jennifer shares AstroBookReview: The Quindecile - Vox posted at Saturn Return Can Bite Me.

Dunnea Rae gives us Moving Toward Full posted at Dunnea.net.

And Zodiacs4u sent in three articles on compatibility: Libra and Pisces Compatibility, Leo and Virgo Compatibility, and Libra and Sagittarius Compatibility posted at Star Signs.

For the next edition of the carnival, the optional theme is the Saturn/Uranus opposition. Feel free to send in any astrology-related articles, though. Also, if you have any suggestions for a theme you'd like to see, let me know.

You can submit your blog article to the next edition of the astrology carnival using the carnival submission form. You can also email me (theknowitallastrologer @ gmail.com) your link (make sure you mention that you want it included in the carnival) or post it in the comments below. Past posts and future editions can be found on the blog carnival index page.

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Eris Musings

July 28th chart

I've had a bit of an epiphany about how Eris likes to show up in my life. It all started when I was reading an entry on April's blog called The Unexamined Life. She posed the question "Are you able to create when you're happy?" (I'm paraphrasing) I started thinking about it and realized that usually the source of my unhappiness is not creating. Julia Cameron writes a lot about how when artists aren't creating drama through their work, they create it in their lives. That tends to be the case for me.

Then Beth (who blogs at Starry Night Astrology and
Astrology Explored) asked what I thought about Eris now. I had to think about it a bit. I read the Eris myth, again. Holy, lightbulb moment Batman! Eris causes strife and discord basically because she was ignored. When I ignore my creativity what do I get? Strife and discord.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Signs of Success

There's only one day left to enter to win a copy of Signs of Success by Steven Mark Weiss. Enter while you can! I received my copy on Friday and, while I have yet to really dig in to it, my first impression is that it's kinda like Linda Goodman's Sun Signs with a business twist. By that I mean, it's accessible to those who are new to astrology (you won't be overloaded by astro-jargon) and there are insights for students of astrology.

Astrology Carnival: Twenty-First Edition

Welcome to the twenty-first edition of the astrology carnival! It seems like ages since I posted the last edition, so I'm happy to be posting another edition.

Beth gives us We're All Boy and Girls Scouts on This Bus: The Six Expressions of Human Existence posted at Astrology Explored.

Jessica shares What is the Best Match for a Sagittarius posted at Sensible Self-Improvement.

Ella sent in the last three parts of her series on sun signs posted at ZODIAC TIMES. I added the first part because I wanted to read it and figured others would, too: Sun Signs, Sun Signs Part II, Sun Signs Part III and Sun Signs Saga, Last Chapter.

And, while the final submission for this edition isn't about astrology, I thought readers of this blog would enjoy it. It's an article about transitions called Mastering Life Transitions is the Key to Happiness and Success posted at itakeoffthemask.com.

For the next edition of the carnival, the optional theme is astrology books (what are your favorites, reviews, etc.). Feel free to send in any astrology-related articles, though. Also, if you have any suggestions for a theme you'd like to see, let me know.

You can submit your blog article to the next edition of the astrology carnival using the carnival submission form. You can also email me (theknowitallastrologer @ gmail.com) your link (make sure you mention that you want it included in the carnival) or post it in the comments below. Past posts and future editions can be found on the blog carnival index page.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Astrology Book Giveaway


yay! I'm so excited because I get to do my first giveaway!

One lucky reader will receive a copy of Steven Mark Weiss' new book Signs of Success: The Remarkable Power of Business Astrology. To enter simply leave a comment below with your email address (spelling it out so it looks like this: email [at] somewhere [dot] com). If you post a link to this contest on your blog, you'll receive an extra entry. Just include the link to your blog entry with your comment.

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Astrology Carnival: Twentieth Edition

Welcome to the twentieth edition of the astrology carnival! There are four great submissions this time.

Ella shares a bit about her current journey as it relates to vedic astrology in Sun Problems posted at ZODIAC TIMES.

Olga writes about The spiritual origin of the Zodiac posted at Metaphysical light rays meditation.

Josephina shares her love of the moon in My Lunar Celebration posted at Heart To The Ground.

And, given my recent epiphany about Chiron, Beth fittingly gives us How Chiron Parties in the Houses posted at Astrology Explored.

For the next edition of the carnival, the optional theme is oppositions. Feel free to send in any astrology-related articles, though. Also, if you have any suggestions for a theme you'd like to see, let me know.

You can submit your blog article to the next edition of the astrology carnival using the carnival submission form. You can also email me (theknowitallastrologer @ gmail.com) your link (make sure you mention that you want it included in the carnival) or post it in the comments below. Past posts and future editions can be found on the blog carnival index page.

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Monday, March 03, 2008

Pluto and Chiron: My Journey

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Since my Dad passed away, there has been this feeling of transformational healing and a deep peace inside me that, I must admit, did not make sense. Within the whole swirl of emotions I've been feeling, I was not expecting peace and a sense of healing to be among them. So I've been wondering what's up with this energy and decided to check my chart out to help me make sense of it.

Astrological epiphanies come at the strangest times. To the right, is my chart on the day my father passed away. Transitting Pluto in Capricorn is trining my natal Chiron in Taurus. That's a transformational healing aspect if I ever saw one (I think somewhere I've read this aspect referred to as healing power coming from a loss). I've never really felt an intuitive pull to include Chiron in my readings before. I haven't been resistant to including Chiron, but I just didn't see what other astrologers were seeing. I never really knew why before, but now I'm thinking it's because I wasn't ready to understand how Chiron was manifesting in my life. And now that I'm intensely feeling Chiron's energy, I can see how he's been working in my life more clearly now. Like, I can see that when I need to heal from something I tend to turn to writing (Chiron conjunct Mercury) and all things creative (Chiron in the 5th house). I'm sure this aha moment will lead to more lessons about Chiron, especially since Pluto will aspect it a couple more times this year.

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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Astrology Carnival: Nineteenth Edition

Welcome to the nineteenth edition of the astrology carnival! I really enjoyed putting it together. It was nice to take a break from things and immerse myself in the astro-world for a bit.

Julie shares another wonderful article called Pluto into Capricorn posted at Julie Demboski's Astrology.

Scott sent in a piece about baby horoscopes from Parents.com.

Kate shares a bit of her astrology journey in Predictions for Kate in 2008 posted at Babylune.

I was debating a bit with myself about this next submission as it's not related directly to the topic of astrology. But I really liked Rob's idea to help 500 people reach their goals. So if that sounds like something you'd be interested in, check it out ~ Live Your Best Life By Serving Others. posted at Rob Moshe.

For the next edition of the carnival, the optional theme is transits that most and/or least affect you. Feel free to send in any astrology-related articles, though. Also, if you have any suggestions for a theme you'd like to see, let me know.

You can submit your blog article to the next edition of the astrology carnival using the carnival submission form. You can also email me (theknowitallastrologer @ gmail.com) your link (make sure you mention that you want it included in the carnival) or post it in the comments below. Past posts and future editions can be found on the blog carnival index page.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Mercury Retrograde Lessons

As I dig through my Dad's papers and records, it's reminding me of why it's important to do things like backing up important files and reorganizing your life during a Mercury Retrograde: Because if you don't, you'll end up having to deal with it during a Mercury Retrograde, which makes it a much more frustrating process. When Mercury is in Retrograde, he is quite fond of revealing the places where disorder and disrepair lie. Ultimately, it's a good thing, because it allows us to see where reordering and repairing are needed in our lives. Mercury Retrograde periods allow us to see the little things in our lives that we need to fix so everything can run more smoothly.

The other lesson I was reminded of during this Mercury Retrograde period is that we'll never get it all done. There will always be something that needs to be fixed or a detail that's been overlooked. All we can do is our best and be compassionate towards ourselves and others.

Mercury is now moving forward in Aquarius. The next Mercury Retrograde is in Gemini from May 26 to June 19, 2008.

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Monday, February 11, 2008

My Dad passed away on Friday

My wonderful, Cancerian Dad passed away on the 8th of February. He was in the hospital for a week before. I am so grateful I was able to spend time with him and that my last words to him were "I love you."

I'm not sure how much blogging I will be doing as I deal with all the things that come with the death of a loved one. I'll be back, though, so keep checking in and keep submitting to the astrology carnival. I'm sure I'll be posting some sort of astro-tribute to my Dad in the near future.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mercury Retrograde and Mars Direct

On January 28th, Mercury began its retrograde in Aquarius. That means it's time to do all the usual Mercury Retrograde stuff like backing up computers files, avoiding signing contracts if possible, going over the fine print on everything. Move slowly, avoid multitasking, and assume everything you say will have to be repeated at least twice. Get a translator for any instructions you may need to decipher. Read those last few sentences again. And remember that this retrograde will give us an early opportunity to reassess our 2008 goals and see if we need to readjust our targets. Mercury will move forward again on February 18th.

And today (January 30th) Mars turned direct in Gemini. I actually cheered. This Mars Retrograde beat me up a little - got sick twice, low energy the rest of the time, so not fun. It's amazing how a retrograde period can show you how the energy of a planet manifests in your life, though.

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Pluto in Capricorn

On January 25th, Pluto moved into Capricorn. Pluto will move back into Sagittarius for a little bit when it turns retrograde later on this year before he begins the full term of his sixteen year stay in Capricorn.

A Pluto transit, in the beginning, can feel like a trap door opening suddenly underneath your feet, dropping you abruptly into a world that you don't recognize and, most likely, don't want to be in. You will definitely know if Pluto is active in your chart right now. So if you're feeling lost, confused, or alone, please reach out to friends, family, therapists etc. for help if you need it.

Pluto rules the dark places of our subconscious ~ our fears, our doubts, the places that make us feel so much shame and guilt we feel we must hide them. Pluto also rules our true power, the light we must find within ourselves in order to see in the darkest part of our lives. Capricorn rules the structures of our lives, and Pluto rules where those structures draw their nourishment from. One of the lessons of this transit will be to learn how to use our true power to nourish the structures in our lives. Pluto challenges us to stop thinking about being successful in the eyes of others, and to instead ask ourselves who we truly want to be in life (the recent Mars-Pluto oppositions have brought this up as well). Pluto wants us to figure out who we are when we are stripped of all the things our egos have worked so hard to create in our lives.

A seed must grow down before it can grow up, and that is the journey Pluto takes us on. To work with a Pluto transit and get the most out of it, become curious about your fears, doubts, and dark places. Ask where they come from, and what they are trying to protect you from. A Pluto transit offers the opportunity to alchemically transmute all old beliefs, fears, ideas into new possibilities and paths.

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