John Rutherford's Check Your Chart, for the Week of 22 January, 2007

John Rutherford's
Check Your Chart, for the Week of 22 January, 2007

            What did you expect, earthquakes, volcanoes, explosions?  Last week, as the Sun aspected the approaching square between Jupiter and Uranus, traditional Western Astrology would have you believe all the above, and more, was bound to happen.  Oh sure, we now have a tsunami warning, and there was the more than normal madness and mayhem in Baghdad et al, but really there wasn’t that much that went “Kablooie!”.
            These two giants, Jupiter and Uranus, don’t really work that way.  Jupiter eases and Uranus is a neutraliser.  Jupiter is on the left side of Uranus, in a closing phase-angle with this so-called disruptor.  For many years, I’ve called Uranus the Mad Hatter.  Yes, he is the only Planet tipped over like a top on its side, putting strange twists on whatever he touches, but the Hatter is also quite the social animal, too.
            You can’t have a Tea Party without enough people being there.  Otherwise, what’s the point?  And where’s the party if people can’t chill a bit, be more neutral, together?  Without enough bodies gathered together, Uranus gets cranky, easily agitated, and devoted so stubbornly to his own given issue that only a tantrum will clear.  But, given “a party”, usually five or more, he becomes amiable, as if having so many around dissipates the crankiness.
            Linked with Jupiter, especially within social settings, this often becomes a grand shift from tensions and anxieties.  One major Astrologer from last century called the connection between these two the Thank-the-Lord aspect.  Like cosmic Alka-Seltzer, what a relief!  What did we find last week?  The white waffle, called BC Place, was reinflated.  Inflated egos lined up for the never-ending US election process.  Huge storms covered whole continents.  And, a huge coalition of Big Business and environmental groups, the US Climate Action Partnership, want to party without the global heat.
Since Jupiter is also Daddy Big Bucks, and Uranus is An Awakening, we learned how inflated is the Bush War and its waste, already costing $2 trillion with $1/3 trillion uselessly blown.  We also learned how strong the Euro has become, compared to Uncle Sam’s buck, with growing moves to switch from the century-old monopoly of the dollar on international trade.
The phase-angle between the giants represents a major dismantling of old social orders and arrangements.  We’re seeing this in many countries, not just in our Parliament or the US Congress.  Venezuela, if not most of South America, is in the throes of restructuring, as is Russia with its resources, Iran with its nukes, Pakistan with its borders, Arabs with all their allies, China with its courts…
Much like pulling your car apart for an overhaul, this paves the way for new structures, and stubborn strictures, that will arise in the next three years.  The exact square between Jupiter and Uranus is this Monday.  What kinks and quibbles did you clear last week?  Your job isn’t quite yet done.
Note Bene: Venus is now seen as our Evening Star.  Romance improves through June.  This is the Big Picture look, as personal relationships become warmer generally, but only generally, in the next few months.  You’d need to know where she is specifically in your Horoscope to know how, or if, this relates to your Love Life.
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This Week:  Not only is there a clash between the giants, to stir political changes and movements, but Venus opposes Saturn to put the hard look on why and with whom.  There will also be lots of high-faluting words, not to mentions endless grand promises and proposals, to go along with whichever way sentiments twist and turn.  Ah, the justifications, aren’t they grand?
            That would keep most of us for the week, but that’s only Monday.  Tuesday turns tough, a bit, and more realistic.  Wednesday runs out of steam, with only window dressings, not the will, to back it all up.
Then, there’s this useless weekend coming up.  Chasing trivia on Friday is followed by the stark realisation of its excessive needs for inappropriate requests Saturday.  So, what ya gonna do ‘bout it Sunday?  With a head full of cotton batting and the loins full of minimal promises, not much.  Is there a game on?
Monday, 22 January.  (Moon in Pisces.  Venus opposed Saturn.  23 Fix, 8 Card)
The choice is between staying comfortable friends, Venus in Aquarius, and the harsh realities of nesting, Saturn in Leo.  Maybe the eyesight is going.  All looks better at arm’s length.
(Mercury sextile Jupiter.  12 degrees of All Signs)
What a chance to advertise with Mercury in the Sign of the Horse Trader, Jupiter in the middle of The Audience.  Say a little, anything, and you’ll cover a lot, get a big hearing.
(Jupiter square Uranus.  12 Mut, 27 Card)
This could be laughably easy.  If new possibilities haven’t already opened up without trying, you’re still advised to sit back and let some Good Times happen.
(Sun aspects Saturn / Uranus.  2 Fix, 17 Mut)
Somebody had to go and put a crimp in the party.  What, the host wants to make a profit?  The boss won’t loosen the tie?  The cat won’t sit still?  Never mind and party on profits!
Tuesday, 23 January.  (Moon in Aries.  Saturn aspects Sun / Jupiter-Uranus.  23 Fix, 8 Card)
This shifts the gears of the Venus opposition Monday.  It can make it serious and sour, tense and turbid, muddied and muddled.  It was so simple and clear, what happened?  Boundaries and limits happened.  Clean up happened.
Wednesday, 24 January.  (Moon in Aries.  Mars aspects Saturn / Neptune.  5-6 Card, 20-21 Fix)
Mars is your “tracker” for the Point of Sacrifice.  Today, bagged from overload, why try?
Friday – Sunday, 26-28 January.  (Moon in Taurus and Gemini.  Mercury aligns with Neptune, then aspects Sat / Nep, then opposed Saturn.  19-22 Fix, 4-7 Card)
Is it paper tigers and straw men you’re fighting, or are you really trying to make a point?  The less said, the better the effect.  All others, methinks, protest way too much.  Where’s the facts?  Are there any?  “How dare you for asking!”  Quibble, pointless quibble.
Saturday, 27 January.  (Moon in Gemini.  Mars aspects Saturn.  7 Card, 22 Fix)
To bust a door through this brick wall, you’ll need a mighty big hammer and a lot of sweat.  Or, is the hammer coming down on your enthusiasm and efforts?  It’s hard.
Sunday, 28 January.  (Moon in Gemini.  Venus aspects Jupiter-Uranus / Neptune.  0-1 Mut, 15-16 Card)
Like a whisky sour, something a bit sweet to cover the pucker and kick.  You’re dreaming, but still having fun.

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 you.
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 energies.
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 IS YOUR DAY.  Pay extra ATTENTION.
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 you.

Your Four Personal Points are, in order of importance:
The Ascendant, the Mid-heaven, the Moon, and the Sun.
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.
Moon           relate to matters in your emotional life.   Use it to see what's in your heart.
Sun              relate to matters in your physical life.        Use it to see what's in your core.

The Signs of the Zodiac are:
Card: 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 moment. 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…  PAY ATTENTION!

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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