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Ophiuchus (29 Nov – 17 Dec)

You are heading towards burn out Ophiuchus. You have been striving hard in one area of your life that you consider important to fulfill your goals. You need to find balance between your inner masculine and feminine energy. You are not normally inclined towards romanticisms, but love is on your mind, probably linked to the past. Keep focused on your goals and distract yourself from melancholy, you are going through a difficult time in trying to structure your life in the way you would like and are in danger of berating yourself for your perceived failures. It may seem like things are falling apart but this is just part of the process you need to experience on your journey. Self discipline will lead you to personal fulfillment; take advantage of all available opportunities that come your way.

You must continue to express your individuality and overcome your fear of large groups; Saturn is inhibiting yourself expression and ambitions, but you will reap what you sow, so make it a worthwhile cause. Lilith is due to enter your sign from the 4th December onwards, although she will also be flitting between Libra and Scorpio. Watch your energy levels and keep on top of your diet and health as Saturn and Lilith between them can create a heavy burdening time. If you are in a relationship then try and make some time to have some fun with your partner; the vibes are heavy, serious and reserved. You will need to lighten up and trust your own authority.

The Full Moon on the 13th December offers you a key towards self understanding and self empowerment. It is important you practice the art of positive thinking, as nothing comes to you easily.

Mid December gives you back some energy which raises your endurance levels, although it will be time to let go of relationships that are not supportive of your way of thinking and your spiritual path. Use your clear vision and good insight to make the right choices.

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New Moon in Scorpio

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The New Moon begins on the 29th November 2016 at 12:19 GMT in Scorpio and moves into Ophiuchus at 13:38 GMT.

By Kim Lovelace

The Moon in Scorpio has strong biased emotions based on a willful desire to possess, sacrifice and restructure. This Moon takes personal affairs very seriously. The Scorpio Moon is very attached her own desires and will dominate others through subtle means and when her energy is extreme, she can hold grudges and plan a revenge at an opportune time. However if the Scorpio Moon has a clear direction and the right motivation she will find no sacrifice too great to achieve a worthwhile goal. She has definite motives for all her actions, although what drives her may not always be understood. Scorpio herself represents death, transformation, destruction and revelation; she represents the Tower in the tarot deck and is ruled by Pluto, who in mythology is Lilith’s husband.

Less than two hours later our New Moon moves into Ophiuchus the sign of resurrection and new beginnings. She represents the Phoenix rising from the ashes and is the soothsayer and guardian of hidden knowledge. The Ophiuchus Moon is far removed from what is considered normal; she shuns reality and materialism and lives by her own rules. Ophiuchus has suffered persecution at the hands of man and repels the man-made system that attempted to destroy and banish her existence from the wheel of life, but just like the Phoenix, she will continue to rise again and again until she has regained her audience and the role she plays in our destiny. Ophiuchus is that missing piece we have all been unconsciously searching for, that part of us that feels unfulfilled. MORE

The Scorpion’s New Moon

By Femi

I’m writing this one day before my birthday! November 29th-30th is the bridge between Scorpio and the 13th Sign, Ophiuchus Serpentarius. There is so much mystery and history to this zone of the Sky! Some people will never get it.

Scorpio is the sign of karmic, emotional, sexual and creative power. Right now we’re at the Heart of the Scorpion! On the giant star, Antares. Antares is one of the brightest stars in the whole sky! Its name means “like Mars” because it is so big, red and fiery! Antares is larger than the Sun! For Scorpio to be so dark, it sure is bright! Definitely Scorpio’s energy and intensity comes from holding this position. The Red Super Giant Star Antares is on the Sacred Watchtower of the West, also represented by Archangel Gabriel. Antares was one of the 1st stars named and identified in the Heavens! This is the Root Chakra and a great deal of Akashic Record Keeping is stored here. Scorpio and especially Antares, symbolize transformation and all of the different levels of Ascension. The Snake, The Eagle, The Scorpion and everything in between! MORE

HeruScopes: Scorpio New Moon: 7 Days of Desire

Presented by 13 Sign Astrologer Tchiya Amet

Mercury Retrograde

Dec 1-Jan 27

"Love don't love nobody"

(The Spinners)

The retrograde dance of Mercury is a trompe l'oeil for us, a trick where the eye deceives the brain. Mercury is moving ahead, normally, systematically, but our eyes tell us a different story. What we see in the sky is that Mercury slows to a crawl, stops ("stations") moves backwards, stations again, and then restarts its forward motion. Actually, Mercury is doing none of these things, it's only the Earth's faster movement along its orbit that is making Mercury appear to make these fits and starts. It's all in our imagination; only as a result of what we see. The reality is at odds with our perception. Like two trains side by side, moving at different speeds, we're at the mercy of our own optical illusion. Are we moving forward or is Mercury moving back? From Earth's perspective, we are moving ahead, Mercury's moving back. Yet the view from the Sun would tell us a different story. Mercury does not alter its speed one bit. It's an ongoing counter-intuitive moment: we lose our bearings, we only see what is false. It's a perfect scenario for trickery and deceit. That is why Mercury retrograde is so dangerous for us to take any action as individuals and as institutions. It's also why Mercury has earned its reputation as a purveyor of lies, a used car salesman that takes advantage of the unwary. Mercury, however, is not to blame, it is impartial, innocent; we are the fools. Mercury inadvertently trips up our assumptions. The more blind faith we have, the worse it can be for us. Those who act precipitously during Mercury retrograde, based on what they see, what they believe or expect, going against what they otherwise would and should know, can only expect disappointment, even disaster. Below is a graphic which illustrates the entire sequence of the Mercury retrograde experience from start to finish, from the Pre-shadow, the retrograde and the Post-shadow. Mercury won't be a reliable friend again until the cycle is complete. From Dec 1 2016 to Jan 27, 2017, our plans are like bubbles waiting to be popped.

Mercury in Motion

image: Evolving Door Astrology

At the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017, capping a year of confusion and propaganda, Mercury will once again test our common sense. It's the final scam for fools in a year when foolishness has been rampant. The mental mirage begins when Mercury enters its "pre-shadow" at 2° Sagittarius. This is also the degree of it's furthest apparent retreat from its real position in space. MORE


Female Power
Nov. 30-Dec. 17

Ophiuchus is the fully realized woman, the total feminine power. Both male and female are shamans. They have control over the untapped power in human beings. Ophiuchus exhibits the complete spectrum of the female, one who can also display the strength and persistence as well as the accepted female attributes. The Ophiuchus is the ancient incarnation of women, the symbol of birth and death, and not just the highly restricted roles that women are allowed to play in modern times. Ophiuchus' world does not just revolve around men, having babies, fitting in, sexuality or the family. Ophiuchus is the center of such experiences, but she's independent, her own person in her own right.

Ophiuchus doesn't just aspire to be what others want them to be. She is adamant in her resistance to those who would violate her or her coven and covenant. Ophiuchus does not try to form herself into a image, she is the real thing. Ophiuchus is the original woman, with all her powers. Since the dawning of man's violence and oppression, she has had to preserve herself against domination. She has had to dominate. In a hostile world, she has had to hide her true power from her enemies.

Her manifestation is for the betterment of humanity. Yet she is also paranoid and vengeful, smarting from the hatred and persecution of systemic extinction.

Ophiuchus was born to lead us through the labyrinth of life and death and to heal us when we are sick. She is our midwife and coroner. She obeys no god, dictator, guru nor saint, she does what Mother Nature has instructed her to do. In society's tyranny she has only reaped grief, torture and death. Yet she still refuses to knuckle down, to be a slave. She will not succumb to man's will and has proved her point by dying a million deaths and hiding in the shadows until her rebirth is assured.

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Why the Fed can't raise interest rates.

One of the most pressing problems in the world right now is plunging interest rates. The central banks, led by our Fed, have continuously lowered the interest paid on government bonds (and perforce ALL bonds) to new lows, even zero percent and minus percent interest yields.

Zero percent interest means that if you buy a five-year treasury bond, at the end of five years, you make no profit. In a deflationary economy, whatever value you think you own is really worth less. Why would anyone in their right mind park their money into bonds, when it’s a money-losing proposition? The answer is that other investments are worse. At least the Fed guarantees (?) the principle, the bonds are backed by the US dollar. The only value of the treasury bond lies in the horrible shape of other bonds and currencies. MORE

Is Bad Astrology Harmful?

How pernicious is a bad oracle? Susan Miller, pictured above, is the number one celebrity astrologer in America. She provides a comprehensive monthly report for all 12 tropical signs. Her appealing combination of chatty tidbits of astrological lore and conventional wisdom has millions of readers. Yes, it's all based on the wrong signs, but who cares? Is there any harm in Miller making her audience feel better, using whatever message she can? At some point you have to weigh the value of her air-brushed advice against how easy it goes down. Bad astrology is still bad advice.

She must have some kind of rotation system in place, like an analog for generating clichés. It's like an avalanche of marbles. One sign should fall in love, another should buy antiques, it's quite arbitrary. Miller is very opinionated in a meaningless way, her bourgeois sound bites replacing any lasting insight. On the other hand, she has attracted a fan base of over 9 million acolytes and loyal readers to her website every month. With those numbers, you get to walk on water.

I've been to it myself; it's like cheap perfume, meant to please, but you wonder if its a cover-up. Many would say (Miller is not among them) that astrology is only entertainment, so who cares about the numbers, degrees, precessions? Astrology is like a comic strip, who needs science? Miller never worries that she's missing Ophiuchus, the female snake goddess. She can't change now. Superstardom has driven her into a corner, and it's hard to escape.

For Miller, a female astrologer herself, it's particularly grating, since 12-sign astrology mocks women and reduces their presence in the Zodiac. Miller uses a male-chauvinist astrology that was adulterated by male-chauvinist Roman astrologers. She should update. However, as a self-professed, devout Catholic, she is more likely to continue to imbue astrology with her hit-or-miss brand of medical morbidity and minor miracles.

Maybe she's driven, role-playing into her higher self. Her own stump speech is quite touching. However, she is too invested in a lucrative business to accept anything that upsets the apple cart. In a media-hungry world, there is no such thing as a benign but incompetent astrologer. If people listen to her, it matters what she says, even if it's all mindless fun. [Here's one of her statements regarding 13 sign astrology: "Scientists are not astrologers". However, why can't astrologers be scientific?]

MORE: Indictment of Tropical astrology

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Economic Crash

What does Saturn in Ophiuchus foretell for us? It seems a contradiction, Man's artificial machine, the Man-State of Hate, in the sign of the ethereal outsider and spell-binder. The state is shaken to its foundations by the black arts of radicals and the mystical power of the masses. Yet the state can eliminate anyone, and has unlimited murderous power. At times this position seems to be a predictor of the persecution of the non-conforming and free-thinking and rebellious Ophiuchus and her coven of outcasts. If the state can catch you, it will burn you at the stake. Yet this placement is also the state being consumed in a Green Fire of purification. It may not look it at first, like frost over the leaves, but the destruction is final. Ophiuchus represents a large swell of women's voices and attitudes that bring the state to its knees, causing a breakdown in the systems that hold it together.



On July 31, Uranus went retrograde, with an apparent motion from 32 to 28 degrees Pisces before it goes direct at the end of 2016. This is a repeat performance of 2015, when Uranus went from 29 to 24 degrees Pisces during July-December of that year. All in all, it must be admitted, Uranus in Pisces wants peace, but in retrograde, seems only to get more violence!

Uranus in Pisces has been called the Jesus syndrome, when new ideas, from Christian ethics to socialist economics, emerge to create a more humanistic society based on love. In Pisces, Uranus is weaponless, so these new, revolutionary ideas are subject to repression and their adherents, to martyrdom. In retrograde, Uranus is retreating from confrontation, shirking the pain. Uranus retrograde is hung up on past hurts, and historical injustice. Freedom is still out of reach, in spite of the fact the first inkling of a new, kinder and more humane philosophy is on the rise, at least among those who have the higher consciousness. But what good does consciousness do when faced with an AK-15 assault rifle? MORE

Billionaires and Presidents

Karl Marx famously said of the French counter-revolution, "History repeats itself, the first time as tragedy, and the second time as comedy". This is also true of our history of presidents. Donald Trump and John Kennedy have a lot in common (see chart), both billionaires, both of them not trusted by the very establishments from which they sprang. Aside from character issues, the big difference is that, Kennedy presided over a rising economic tide in 1960, while Trump's America of 2016 is on the decline.



Sun in Taurus Sun in Taurus
Maverick billionaire Maverick billionaire
Father ran brothels Father smuggled liquor
Traitor to his party Traitor to his class
Trophy wife (Melania) Trophy wife (Jacqueline)
Creepy opponent (Clinton) Creepy opponent (Nixon)
Dangerous VP (Pence) Dangerous VP (LBJ)
Unscripted Tweets Unscripted speeches
Boorish self-confidence Sexy self-confidence
Silly bouffant hair style Cool bouffant hair style
Media villain Media star
Powerful enemies Powerful enemies

Like the Kennedy Magic, which connected with the baby-boomer's rise to power, Trump also has tapped into a vein of frustration among the lost population of rejected working class people the system no longer needs. The message of "Ask not what your country can do for you" and "Make America great again" is not that different, except Kennedy was drawing from the idealistic heart of youth, while Trump represents the fallen hopes of a distressed middle-class, as they cascade into poverty. Today this aging population is sick, aimless, unproductive, and angry that immigrants have swooped in to take advantage of their complacency, arrogance and political confusion. Most white people hardly identify with their working class origins, preferring to aspire to a parasite existence of cutting coupons, living off home equity and collecting rent, like their wealthier brethren, who are, like them, white, but hardly working class. MORE ABOUT TRUMP


Egyptian by Femi Ibim

Hellenic by Kim Lovelace

A lot of what you learned about your Moon from mainstream astrology is false or misleading. The 12-sign Zodiac just doesn't represent the truth. A 13 sign astrology horoscope reveals the facts about your real birth planets and luminaries by finding the right sign and degree. 13-sign astrology also includes the sign Ophiuchus, the goddess of women's power and accomplishments. The 12-sign, tropical view of the horoscope deficient and outdated.

Ophiuchus and her origins

Another vital placement in the horoscope is the The Black Moon and Lilith, which is linked to the dark, hidden extreme in Lunar polarity, the opposite of the lighted moon, our romantic archetype. Again, traditional astrology rarely acknowledges this mysterious influence, and gets the sign wrong.

• Learn more about Lilith

• Black Moon/Lilith in your chart

The Selenite Story

By Kim Lovelace

Selenite is a beautiful Crystal and is named after the White Moon Selena because of the magical soft glow this Crystal holds, the White Moon Selena in Astrology represents good karma and offers us great healing abilities, especially when we face and deal with our fears and issues of the Black Moon Lilith in our Astrology Charts. Selenite is a stone of protection and will shield a person or space from any negative energies or harm. MORE



Comparison of the Zodiac systems





Aries Mar 21 - April 20 April 15 - May 15 April 19 - May 13
Taurus April 21 - May 20 May 16 - June 15 May 14 - June 19
Gemini May 21 - June 20 June 16 - July 15 June 20 - July 20
Cancer June 21 - July 21 July 16 - Aug 15 July 21 - Aug 9
Leo July 22 Aug 22 Aug 16 - Sep 15 Aug 10 – Sep 15
Virgo Aug 23 - Sep 22 Sep 16 - Oct 15 Sept 16 – Oct 30
Libra Sep 23 - Oct 22 Oct 16 - Nov 15 Oct 31– Nov 22
Scorpio Oct 23 - Nov 21 Nov 16 - Dec 15 Nov 23 – Nov 29
Ophiuchus NA NA Nov 30 – Dec 17
Sagittarius Nov 22 - Dec 21 Dec 16 - Jan 14 Dec 18– Jan 18
Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 20 Jan 15 - Feb 14 Jan 19 – Feb 15
Aquarius Jan 21 - Feb 19 Feb 15 - Mar 14 Feb 16– Mar 11
Pisces Feb 20 - Mar 20 Mar 15 - April 14 Mar 12 – April 18


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