John Rutherford's Check Your Chart, for the Week of 28 August 2006

John Rutherford's
Check Your Chart, for the Week of 28 August 2006

Told ya so, told ya so (gloat, gloat)!  I’ve only been saying
Pluto is a minor Planet for 30 years.  It’s about time the
Astronomers got it right.  Don’t you think it’s about time
Astrologers got it right, too?
When Pluto was first discovered out in the dark reaches past Neptune, it
was supposed to be so massive it perturbed the orbit of Neptune, and if
so it therefore had the density of pure gold!  Hence it’s early
reputation as Ruler of the Underworld with its deep dark secrets,
including all the wealth that could be dug up, gold, jewels,
On closer inspection, no such luck.  Pluto is a dirty snowball, not
dense, and definitely not as dense as gold.  Yes, Pluto is rather an
Alien, the Lord of Lonely, but as for the power of transformation? 
Poppycock!  It is only a shallow caricature of the legend.  So
has been its supposed Astrological influence.  Besides, for most of
the time since its discovery in 1930, Pluto has been in a running sextile
with Neptune, the Pest.  Over 30 years ago, I suggested what was
attributed to Pluto was really from the influence of Neptune, Lord of
Extremes and Exaggeration.
Though there are still more technical problems to consider, my last point
is about aspects, the angular relationships measured between the Planets,
and the foundation of the forecasts for Check Your Chart.  Yes,
precisely measured angles.  Since Pluto’s orbit is so radically
tilted to the Zodiac, the path the rest of the Planets follow through the
Heavens, what by longitude only might be called a trine (120 degrees), to
Pluto would in reality be a sesquiquadrate (135 degrees).  Or, since
orbs should be rather tight for aspect analysis, how could anyone
properly say Pluto was conjunct anything if it was 15 degrees above the
Planet in question???  Told ya so, 30 years ago.
Now for the global perspective re last week: Monday’s sour news (Merc –
Nept), the world’s biggest economy is soon to drop, particularly the US
housing market with a “hard landing”.  US growth will be down
2%.  Not a blue chip Monday.
Tuesday’s “mud fence” day cobbled just enough support for the softwood
deal for the Tories to risk a confidence vote in October.  The Lib’s
are not nearly ready to risk that, so let’s eat the deal and like it,
with dry toast of course.  And, private clinic owning, profit
making, Dr. Day is now head of the CMA.  How universal will care
Wednesday’s New Moon, more properly called the Dark Moon, signified many
shifts in global connections, the biggest being announcement of the ASEAN
Free Trade Zone.  First it was the EU, then NAFTA, now it’s South
East Asia, each mega-country with a GDP over $10 trillion.  So,
maybe we won’t mind that Ottawa wants to rely on market forces to the
“maximum extent feasible” as US buyers of Canadian assets rose from 51%
in 1990 to 62% in 2003.
Venus triggering the Saturn – Neptune opposition on the weekend could
have been a petty thing, or a personal bummer, but as we all get
Pluton-ised, er, isolated, we can realise the beauty of peace, quiet and
simplicity.  But, don’t forget your iPod.
Nota Bene:  Priorities: Earth first, Moon second, Sun third,
the rest of the Planets fourth, minor Planets fifth.  Again, so much
for your Sun Sign.
Check Your Chart focuses on Planetary aspects, effective to one degree
, affecting only a tenth of any Sign of the Zodiac.  Get
your Horoscope read.  Learn Your Four Personal Points. 
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This Week:  “Oh, Moo-oonie Pie, come baa-ack.”  The Moon
was rather out of touch last week, being so distant.  Sunspot 905
broke up over it.  Whew!  There goes some of the tension. 
Jupiter trines Uranus Tuesday, making for a good party time, ease of
negotiations, and gatherings of friends and allies.
There’s a snag, the Brothers Grim, Saturn opposed Neptune Thursday. 
That pest called “reality” just won’t go away.  The Emperor still
has no clothes.  How can there be laws with selective
enforcement?  T’ain’t fair!  Tainted processes will have to
pay.  Read all about it (some more) as Mercury blows the covers off
next Sunday.
Monday, 28 August.  (Moon in late Libra, early Scorpio.  Sun
aspects Mars / Saturn-Neptune.  5 Mut, 20 Card)
Grind it up or grind it down.  Go at this with a vengeance,
you’ll soon realise your limits.  Go at it at all, resources get
easily crunched.  Go slow, steady, and quiet, OK?
Tuesday, 29 August.  (Moon in Scorpio.  Jupiter trine
Uranus.  13 degrees of All Signs)
in a major Planetary aspect, triggered by the Moon this
afternoon.  The symbol is “Go for all the goodies you can find, and
pick up support as you go!”  So, GO BIG!
Thursday, 31 August.  (Moon in Sagittarius.  Saturn opposed
Neptune, aspect Venus / Jupiter.  17 Fix, 2 Card)
“It’s too late, Ebenezer.”  You selfish jerk, spirits of Dirty
Deeds Past revisit, and you’ll have to pay.  The meek, the many, get
assured, but is it more empty Platitudes?
(Mercury conjunct the Sun.  8 Mut, 23 Card)
There go the Platitudes if words are not met with change, real change
of behaviour.  “Stay the course” is no option.  Mercury goes on
the far side, showing an attitude of reaching out, setting up true
dialogue.  No trade and exchange both ways, no deal.
Sunday, 3 September.  (Moon in Capricorn.  Mercury opposed
Uranus, sextile Jupiter.  17 Fix, 2 Card)
Something has to be said, blurted out, thrashed about, so don’t get
in the way.  Don’t expect Jupiter to help ease anxieties, though he
will protect.  He supports this outburst.

If you want the “horrible-scopes”, go somewhere else. 
If you want the meaning behind them, stay on. 
Is your Number up?
  Check Your Four Personal Points for
every day, see below.  If the numbers match, this day is for
Each forecast shows: the Moon Sign, the Planetary Aspect, and Numbers
of degrees in Signs for the Planetary Aspect.
The Moon Sign is the Sign the Moon is in for that day. 
The Moon Sign gives advantage to the Sign it is in, puts extra
pressure on the opposite Sign, and tends to cross up or neutralise the
Signs at right angles.  For example, with Fixed Signs, if the Moon
is in Taurus, Taurus has the advantage, Scorpio gets challenged, and Leo
and Aquarius get shifted or crossed up.
The Planetary Aspect is where action is released.  It's the
Excuse.  Unlike daily Horoscopes that suggest each day has the same
level of influence, this is the core of changes in the daily
The Sign Numbers are the degrees in the Signs of the Zodiac being
emphasised.  If the degree for any day is close to any degree of
Your Four Personal Points (see below), within a degree or so, THIS
You may have several days in the week activated for you, or you may have
none.  As a degree hits one of Your Four Personal Points, the
forecast tells about the important things in your life.  The daily
forecasts tell you when.  The overall story comes through over
time.  Sooner or later, the degrees of the Forecast catch up to

Your Four Personal Points are, in order of importance:
The Ascendant, the Mid-heaven, the Moon, and the
These are the most important Points of your Horoscope, calculated
from your birth date, your birth-place, and the time of day you drew your
first breath.  The first two Personal Points, the Ascendant
and Mid-heaven, are the points that fix the
Earth in space for your birth time at your specific birth
place.  We live on the Earth, not the Sun or the Moon.  The
Ascendant, also called Your Rising Sign, is more important
than your Sun Sign.
Simply, and generally only, forecasts that affect your:
Ascendant     relate to matters in your
environment.  Use it to see what's in your “face”.
Mid-heaven  relate to matters in your personal
life.    Use it to see what's in your mind.
relate to matters in your emotional life.   Use it to see
what's in your heart.
relate to matters in your physical
life.        Use it to see what's in
your core.

The Signs of the Zodiac are:
Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn)
Fix: Fixed Signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius)
Mut: Mutable Signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces)

Heaven, Help Us!  The forecast is the mood of the
. For example, if it rains, we all get wet, no matter
what “Sign” we are.
If you like this forecast, let others know.  SEND IT TO THEM. 
If you have comments or questions, LET ME KNOW.  Check Your Four
Personal Points
each week if any of them is targeted, and… 

Your Horoscope is the picture of the Heavens the moment you were
born.  Using the latest advances in Astronomy and Astrology, you can
get a Horoscope reading with accurate, up-to-date detail.  Contact
me at or call 604-521-3235.
John Rutherford, Western Canada’s most successful Horoscope Reader,
since 1971

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