Born With Mercury Retrograde

War Hero Nancy Wake, illustrating Mars Pluto courage and anti-fragility

People With Mars Pluto Aspects Are Brave

People with Mars Pluto aspects are brave. Here are some stellar examples from WW2: Nancy Wake, Oskar Schindler (as in Schindler’s List) and more.   Nancy Wake was a New Zealander brought up in Australia. She became a nurse, a journalist who interviewed Adolf Hitler, a wealthy French socialite, a British agent and a French resistance leader. She led 7,000 guerrilla fighters in battles against the Nazis in the northern …

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The Rocket Scientist & The Witch

Jack Parsons and Marjorie Cameron were a rocket scientist and a witch who fell in love. Their astrology tells an exciting tale.   There are few modern love stories as passionate and poignant as the relationship between rocket scientist Jack Parsons and his artist lover, Marjorie Cameron. At once a muse, occult student and primal force of nature – a woman he proclaimed as his ‘elemental’ in a letter to …

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Jim Morrison Astrology – He Was Neptunian and Uranian

The Jim Morrison astrology story is unique. He was a Sagittarius with Aquarius Rising and you can see it in his airy, bohemian cool. As the lead singer of the huge-in-their-day band The Doors, he was a sex-symbol and counter-cultural icon for the Pluto in Leo generation. The band name came from Aldous Huxley’s The Doors Of Perception  – an exploration of psychedelic drugs for healing and spiritual exploration. Aldous Huxley* (the …

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Rihanna GQ Medusa cover

The Wise Blood

Goddess bless Rihanna and her constant referencing of iconic feminine symbology, like everywhere.   The name Medusa means ‘sovereign female wisdom’ btw. That turning to stone scenario? Patriarchal propaganda. Barbara Walker in The Woman’s Encylopedia Of Myths and Secrets says the story of Perseus beheading Medusa (originally a Libyan Snake Goddess) was to “account for the appearance of Medusa’s face on the shield of Athene…A female face surrounded by serpent hair …

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Margaret Atwood Loves Astrology

Margaret Atwood loves astrology, uses it in her novels (please tell me Handmaid’s Tale was not a take on Pluto in Capricorn) and has Moon Mars in Aquarius. That’s possibly the best placement ever for cool literary eloquence around dark, dystopian subjects. You can also see it in her futuristic consciousness. How prescient is she?! Atwood is the poster-person for Mercury Retrograde genius and is a high-functioning Sun-Moon square person. …

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A Scorpio Woman Is A Warrior

A Scorpio woman is a warrior. Few were as thoroughly Scorpionic, fierce and Plutonic as the Golden Era Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr. “A Scorpio woman has extreme highs and lows of desire; my birth sign also says I’m a worrier. I like a good-spirited argument.”   Hedy Lamarr Indeed. She fails to mention that – a la this previous post on this most glorious of old-school stars – she also spied. …

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