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The Rock Does Disney … Again . What Some People Won’t Do to Make Up for a Lack of Water Planets

The Rock Does Disney … Again . What Some People Won’t Do to Make Up for a Lack of Water Planets

(Originally written in 2009) What is a macho specimen like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson doing in another Disney movie? Is this the warrior from “The Scorpion King”? Is this the man who kicked butt in “Walking Tall”? Did he or did he not pass Arnold Schwarzeneggar in a scene in “The Rundown” as a symbolic passing of the action hero torch? So why is he not in any action movies? Why did he do the cute as pie “The Game Plan” and now he’s coming to theaters in “Race to Witch Mountain”! Let me repeat, “Race to Witch Mountain”! And do you know what’s next? “The Tooth Fairy!!!” A gorgeous, chiseled and sensual Taurus by Sun sign, The Rock has no water planets and like many who lack an element seems to be overcompensating by working overtime in the realm of the missing element. Water is emotion. Cue the waterworks of sappy, family-style Disney Movies. What a waste of bravado and sexiness. I mean, I’ll watch him in anything...

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Sonny detonates Cher: the Pent-Up Energy of Intercepted Houses, Trapped Signs

Sonny detonates Cher: the Pent-Up Energy of Intercepted Houses, Trapped Signs

Like Cher, Ayn Rand, & Oprah, I have a pair of interlopers in my chart. Interloping signs — ones that invade territories ruled by others signs with an attempt to hijack them. I confess I have a special love for these  signs and the desperate desires to which they drive me. Astrologically & formally speaking, I’m referring to intercepted signs, signs that are not on the cusp of a house and have no house of their own to rule. Instead they begin and end in a house ruled by the previous sign. The belief in astrology is that the energy of such signs is very hard to access because the lack of a cusp is like the lack of a doorway to the sign. They occur in opposing pairs: Cancer-Capricorn, Libra-Aries, etc. Look at your chart and see if you have a sign squashed completely inside of one house with no cusp of its own to rule. It will be very important to you. And will greatly define your...

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Venus Bites Neptune: the Romanticizing of Pain & Suffering

Venus Bites Neptune: the Romanticizing of Pain & Suffering

Some lovers find pain fascinating, a bit sacred and even beautiful in romance and sexuality. Such people — like former erotic cutter Angelina Jolie, the original masochist Leopold von Sacher Masoch, the ear-slicing Vincent Van Gogh, and myself — have strong Venus-Neptune aspects. Any art with struggle, loss, tragedy and intense pain — whether emotional or physical in texture — I am drawn to. My best romances have been tragic. It seems like that which is beautiful is made overwhelmingly so by the contrast of pain. Can one know light without dark? Painless people would be repulsed by this. Heretics! They do not understand. I believe the strong mesh of Venus energy — which is romantic and idealistic– with Neptune, Pisces, or the 12th House, which deals in self-sacrifice, self-destruction, loss, and suffering, can lay a foundation for the native to not only enjoy, but idealize and romanticize pain. Such Neptunian people see the beauty in pain, the way others cannot, particularly if they have exacerbating factors affecting this...

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Scorpio Riser Edgar Allan Poe marks 200th Birthday (Pluto magnified in Pisces Stellium)

Scorpio Riser Edgar Allan Poe marks 200th Birthday (Pluto magnified in Pisces Stellium)

(Originally written January 2009) As a child, I loved Edgar Allan Poe as a kindred. His dark, intensely emotional and eerie stories made him seemed distinctly Scorpionic. While not a Scorpio Sun, Poe has his Ascendant in the 3rd degree of Scorpio, giving him Scorpio reflexes and attitudes in his worldly interactions. With Scorpio on his first house, the house of self-expression, the melancholic, the intense, the taboo, the macabre, and paranormal are all on display in his biography, his short stories and poetry, and even his incestuously taboo marriage to his 13-year-old cousin. This Ascendant placement also saw him self-destroying and resurrecting his career and livelihood in various incarnations time and time again. From “The Raven” and “The Cask of Amontillado” to “The Masque of Red Death” and “The Telltale Heart,” Scorpio energy throughout his chart allowed Poe to tap into deep human fears and pour dark psychology all over his published pages. Way more than Stephen King, I think Poe was able to rattle to the bone...

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The Scorpio Transformation of Joaquin Phoenix (Actor to Rapper)

The Scorpio Transformation of Joaquin Phoenix (Actor to Rapper)

(originally written January 2009) Pluto is the master of reinvention. His latest work? Actor Joaquin Phoenix, born Oct. 28, 1974. He’s gone from Normal Scary to Crazy Scary in 3 months. I mean that in the most loving way from one Scorpio to another. He excites me. His changes move me. Why? Because it’s so rare we get to watch the mythic Scorpio transformation ritual concretized so visibly by an actual Scorpio native. Usually it’s non-Scorpios with Scorpio energy on some public axis who expose the world to this quintessential Scorpio trait. The best example? The goddess Madonna, who is actually known as the queen of transformation, has Pluto conjunct her Ascendant. And she wears it well. Not only does this external Pluto placement account for her sexy displays, her Sex book, Sex video documentary, and all sorts of exhibitionism, but it’s the reason why she is the eternal caterpillar, constantly emerging with new look, new hair, new relationship, new accent, new sound. After all these years, her 80s...

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The Stinger Movie Review: “Seven Pounds”

The Stinger Movie Review: “Seven Pounds”

An ode to love, sacrifice, remorse, and altruism, Seven Pounds earns 7 of 8 stingers — not so much for the acting of its leading man, Will Smith, a Libra, who skates on the surface of a very complex character, but for the emotional guts to dramatize a controversial story that will leave you moralizing, judging, and heaving a bit from sorrow. The following review rates the movie on 8 Scorpio interests: Warning: Contains Mild Spoilers 1. Defiant Characters– Protagonist Ben Thomas, played by Will Smith, is driven by the suicide principle — which some have called irresponsible and cowardly. He is driven by the thought that he can accomplish something by killing himself. I’m not telling you what exactly he wants to accomplish, but you can easily figure it out from the reviews and previews. A drama like this is not really about a plot twist. It’s really about the journey of the psyche. And that is what you must seek here. I’ve never been one for absolute...

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A Quick Salute to the Scorpio Stare (Via the Ascendant)

A Quick Salute to the Scorpio Stare (Via the Ascendant)

Rock star Prince was recently photographed at an indoor basketball game with dark sunglasses on. When someone asked me why he would exhibit such a bizarre habit, I immediately told them that he had a Scorpio Rising and that his eyes were so expressive and intense that onlookers could be put in a trance without protection. And it’s true his eyes are so emotive — perhaps THE MOST emotive I’ve ever seen because he has both a Scorpio Ascendant and Pluto conjunct the Midheaven (which governs how he expresses himself in his career. Man is that Scorpio energy obvious!). Both of these axes are types of outer expressions. He is doubly outed as an intense, emotional, sexual, mystical Plutonic character. To have Scorpio energy on outward display is scary, since it is such a private sign. Luckily I have a Capricorn Ascendant to keep my Scorpio energy on the downlow. But Scorpio Risings have no such protection. They are totally exposed and the eyes reveal everything. Is this why...

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How Neptune Haunted the Woman who Now Haunts Obama’s Hay-Adams home

How Neptune Haunted the Woman who Now Haunts Obama’s Hay-Adams home

(Originally written January 2009) Barack, Michelle, Malia, and Sasha moved this week to a posh hotel in Washington D.C. just blocks from the White House — a place said to be haunted by Marian Hooper Adams whose natal chart shows she was marked by extreme Neptunian energy. Her natal chart bears the stamp of a woman of extreme psychic and artistic skill. Transit maps show she was buffeted by ominous Neptune and Pluto transits that aspected six natal planets right before her death. At 42, Adams, committed suicide at a home located where the hotel now stands on Dec. 6, 1885, perhaps driven to death by her lust for the Neptunian lifestyle that she was forbidden to fully pursue while she lived. She did not use a knife or gun but a very unique Neptunian element to kill herself. The Obamas will be in her lair until just before the inauguration Jan. 20. Adams, a Virgo Sun born on Sept. 13, 1943, came into the world in Boston with...

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