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Australia and the Galactic Centre December 24, 2006

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The symbol of Sagittarius is the centaur standing boldly with his bow drawn back and the arrow poised to fly.  This arrow points at the Galactic Centre which is the point of origin of the entire galaxy, and the point around which our Sun circles.

Archer

We look to the centre of our solar system, the Sun, to see what is the energy regarding our personal identity and ego. Therefore we look to the Galactic Centre to study the identity and ego of our entire galaxy. This is a global point; it the entire galaxies “Star Sign”. Other galaxies will have different Star signs, but this Galactic Centre at 26 degrees of Sagittarius is ours. 

So why is this Centre so important now? Well, on December 2006 this Summer Solstice, and repeating again in July and October 2007, Pluto the planet that symbolises transformation through life, death, and rebirth is conjunct the Galactic Centre. Pluto did this in 1509-10 and in 1757-58 but this time there is a concentration of energy with Venus, Sun, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter lining up along the flight path of the arrow with Pluto right in the middle, conjunct the Galactic centre itself. It makes this Solstice an important time indeed.

To understand how this affects us, we need to look back to the earlier conjunctions. In the early 1500’s the first bullet was invented and Martin Luther revolutionised religion through a time called the Reformation. If we look to the late 1700’s we see the American Revolution, the invention of the steam engine and a time known as the beginning of the Age of Revolution.

So in a nutshell, it appears that we are going through a phase of change. Another reformation or revolution is happening. Many of us feel these changes happening, we know it within ourselves. And it is very interesting that Australia’s chart has expansive Jupiter exactly at this Galactic centre. So after looking back to what the past can teach us, I expect an explosion of knowledge, new inventions, new discoveries, and a new way of thinking that challenges the past and it could very well arise from all of us here in Australia.  All this is a process of letting go of the old and bringing in the new. We know that all changes feel challenging – but isn’t it about time?

Yours in the stars

Kerry

Sun sign report for Dec 22 to March 21 December 20, 2006

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Aries
There is a grand start to this season. You are primed to do something for the sheer pleasure of “doing”. So indulge in a burst of activity, take a trip, escape the boring routine, start a project, maybe even a few projects; but depend on the fact you will be acutely restless. Then through later Jan and Feb you can get serious and knuckle down to achieving your new goals. A work situation will need attention but you come from a strong position so think in positive terms.

Taurus
If you are feeling way too serious then it’s because you are looking backward not forward. Have you thought about study or even teaching something to another person? Its time to look forward into gaining and sharing wisdom and knowledge. But there will be confusion around later January because you don’t know if you should follow your dreams or stick to what you know and trust. I suggest you follow your dreams, as early in February you can make some goal changes in a positive frame of mind.

Gemini
This Christmas is a week of intense relationships and deep and meaningful interactions. You will find yourself sharing secrets and please don’t be flippant with what you find out. People need you to take them seriously. By mid January you will have so much to think about, possibly too much. A change is coming in late Jan and early Feb, and this leads to confusion not clarity. Instead of fighting it – think alternatively and creatively, not logically.

Cancer
This Christmas you need to figure out why you have been so hard on yourself and with what you expect of others, and then relax. Early January you will feel so much better and important self reflection can takes place. You can learn about yourself and who you are in relation to another person, and you may have learnt that they can be supportive. February is a month of exciting prospects, its time to explore the world, and stretch your boundaries a little. 

Leo
Its time to focus on your health and decide what you need to do on a regular basis to help your body achieve the very best. Take responsibility for your body, it deserves it. Also you will feel like roadblocks are being put in your way. Yes they are – so it’s an opportunity to see how you can learn to adapt. Not your strong point, but the roadblocks can become weigh-bridges to help you sort out your load and travel the road of life more comfortably.

Virgo
No escaping it but there could be family concerns or dramas over
Christmas. All you want is security for yourself, but you become
involved. You can cope – you are the responsible one after all and it won’t last long. Later in Jan your stress levels will rise again but only because you like to be super prepared. Success will come if you go with the flow and let your intuition guide you.

Libra
You are definitely needed at home this season. The family and extended family demand your time and attention but don’t neglect the one person that matter most – you. Later in January its time to be creative, even time to fall in love. Could be with a puppy, a person or an idea. But try to keep both feet on the ground. Creative ideas and puppies need lots of work – lovers even more! Come February its time to be flexible to cope with a change. Also take care of any health concerns as soon as they occur.

Scorpio
You will be feeling lucky this season. Just don’t spend a large fortune to win a small one. Money and toys should not mean happiness. But ask any child – of course they do! So early this season you will expect to get lucky. Perhaps Santa knows exactly what you need. But seriously, this season you will find valuables within yourself, you will find resources you forgot you had and a sense of self confidence that you can always reach for. Later in January you will find out information that’s not meant to share, but you will keep it sacred – it’s what you are good at.

Sagittarius
Everything is in the exact right place for you to achieve your goals. Its action time. But you could see so many possibilities that you don’t know which one to choose. Later in Feb you will be able to settle down and work in a committed fashion with an easy blend of your natural enthusiasm and inner self control. This is when it will all come together and you shoot forward to your future.

Capricorn
This season starts with a gentle glow and you may just let yourself relax. But then everything returns to how it has been. And lately that has meant you been going over and over and over old issues. It’s not yet time to let go and look to the future but it will come. Early January is a good time to get together with people and perhaps you feel there is information you want to share with them. Late Jan is a good time to get activated as you have more energy and feel like you can achieve.

Aquarius
You are going to feel that every conversation is a repeat. As frustrating as it seems, you will have to get used to explaining yourself time and time again. But take care because it not that they don’t hear – but that you are talking in riddles and they don’t understand. You are especially creative this season and creativity is a subject not easily communicated. It can be downright confusing but it is inspirational – so use it – don’t fight it. Focus will return in Feb.

Pisces
Your role in the world is expanding and you are very visible now. So go for that better job, ask for that pay rise and seek recognition. Success does lie in that first big step, so take it now or you will miss a golden opportunity. This is a pivotal time and you can choose to move forward. But if you have been a little naughty – then be very careful, because being visible means you will likely be discovered.
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To each and every one of you; all the best for this solstice season.
Look to the heavens and know we are part of something greater than ourselves. Yours in the stars,
Kerry

Ian Thorpe, a swim hero, retires December 4, 2006

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Ian Thorpe, our very own aussie hero just announced his retirement from swimming. He is just 24 years old and wants new challenges. He said that looking down through the water at a black line does not excite him anymore – he wants to look up and see what is around him. Fair enough.

Ian is loved by all of us in Australia. His incredible successes in swimming and his gold medals, have put him in hero status. But gold medals do not automatically create a hero. It is a title that only special people gain, but what was special about Ian Thorpe, the Thorpedo?

If you look at his chart you will see a pile up of planets in the top of the chart. This is the place of career and status in the world and a chart like this promises a public life.  Notice that the group is all in the very gentle, unassuming, but potent Libra. A majority of the world greatest generals have a strong Libran focus like this. These people can sweetly and diplomatically achieve their aims, no matter what they are. For Ian, it was succeeding in swimming, and he achive his aims like any good general – with a velvet glove containing an iron fist. All soldiers will follow a good general and we have done just that. His success and his defeat of the other swimmers have been our triumph in battle. Through him – we feel we have won a victory.

Ian Thorpe

But there is another important piece of the Ian Thorpe personality. And that’s his heart and soul. He is warm and demonstrative, but, and this is important, but; he will show his heart to only those dearest and nearest to him. His emotions and deeper feelings are definitely part of his private world and he is uncomfortable showing his feelings in public. This inner sensitive world gives him a creative side that we have seen with his interest in fashion and in supporting people who need assistance. 

Ian Thorpe

And its this creative side of Ian that we will see more and more in the future. But I had a look at his current transits and solar return for the next year and it appears Ian will disappear for a while. He needs to retreat, to recharge his inner batteries, to journey into his creative sensitive soul without the constant exposure that he has been under up to now. Once he does this deep inner journey, for at least a year,  he will burst forward and be in the public eye again.  I for one, cannot wait to see where our hero leads us.

And yes, I will learn how to put in unfuzzy charts!

Yours in the stars

Kerry

The ancients had an astrology computer! December 3, 2006

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Antikythera mechanism

A fascinating device was discover off a shipwreck in the Aegean Sea some years ago, but it is only now that the workings have been deciphered. It came from a ship sunk around 85 BC and is known as the Antikythera mechanism.

This information comes from an article in Nature and is well worth the read. Just clink on the underlined link to read the full article; but they do miss the point. And the point is – why did this devise exist at all?

This mechanism has 30 interlocking gear wheels, yes 30 of them. And when you turned a handle it computed and displayed the positions for the Sun, Moon and the planets. It could be used to predict the position and date of eclipses and the planets movements. There were other, much simpler devices, called astrolabes that were used for the same purpose, but the Antikythera mechanism is a true marvel.

And article does not mention that the primary reason for these devices was for astrology. The advisers of the day all needed a reliable source of information about planetary movement. How could you tell your client, the roman emperor, what was to happen to his main rival if your calculations were wrong? So a good reliable computer was needed, especially as wrong information to the emperor could result in your own death. Some of the emperors were astrologers themselves. It appears that they used astrology to help decide when an attempt on their life would likely succeed and who the likely successor would be. Then they set about getting rid of the likely successor! I don’t quite use astrology like that, but I do have to admit that it can guide us in knowing times we are weak or strong in our careers, just like an emperor would want to know.

Astronomy, the study of the stars, was a science born from the intense interest in astrology. But the world of science does not want to acknowelge its parent. This esteemed publication of Nature is the International  Weekly Journal of Science – so the word “astrology” is not mentioned. But it would pay the scientists to remember why these devices were used. Not just to ignore their primary purpose.

Your in the stars

Kerry

Antikythera research