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by Beth Turnage

welcomeHello! So you want to know about astrology. Maybe you are looking for a monthly forecast or how well you might get along with that sexy Scorpio you are eyeing. Or you figured out this Saturn Return thing has something to it and you want to understand it. Or you have this midlife thing going on and you want to figure out what is causing this madness.

The world of astrology is more than the horoscope columns you see in newspapers and magazines. Here at Astrology Explored this astrologer tries to show you just that. Look around, things are nicely arranged. Below is the latest post, over on the right side is a list of various astrology topics. And if you don’t see what you are looking for, shoot me an email at starrynightastro@aol.com.

Have fun!

Beth

Real Life Astrology: Saved By a Rubber Ducky

by Beth Turnage

June 13, 2009

Rubber Ducky

Rubber Ducky

A 90-year-old California woman survived three days stuck in her bathtub after becoming too weak to get out by herself . . .

The potentially fatal episode began when Shirley Madsen returned from a seniors’ bus trip to Cache Creek Casino Resort on the evening of May 27.

“I love the Indian casino. They have such wonderful buffets,” Madsen said.

But she skipped the buffet before boarding the bus for home.

“I only had an egg and a half of a pancake for breakfast,” Madsen said. “When I got home I was trying to decide whether to have dinner first or take a bath.”

The spunky woman chose the latter, not expecting that she would be too weak to get out of the tub, and unable to reach anyone for help.

Madsen leads an active social life so when her daughters couldn’t reach her for a couple days they weren’t alarmed. On the third day, however, one daughter became concerned enough to go to her mother’s home. She found her mother in the bathtub.

Madsen’s biggest fear was dehydration because she was not able to cup enough fresh water in her hands to drink. “I have this collection of rubber duckies. There is a fireman, a policeman and others,” Madsen said. “I jokingly tell my friends that I am going home to take a bath with the boys.”

On the second day of her watery ordeal, Madsen discovered that the sailor duck, a recent gift, had a hole in it, and that became her drinking cup.

Since Madsen led an active social life her daughters went too concern they couldn’t reach her for a couple days. On the third day, however, the daughter who lived in Southern California “got a bad feeling” and insisted her sister go to their mother’s house where Madsen was found.

What would cause an active 90 year old woman to suddenly be unable to get herself out of the bathtub. Can astrology give some clues?

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Weekly Forecast: Shake, Rattle and Roll

by Beth Turnage

June 12, 2009

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Astrology Forecast for the Week of June 12, to June 18

The Sun moving through its last days in the Sun in Gemini is making hard aspects to Uranus and Saturn, breaking up structures through the force of communications. This week it is time to shake, rattle and roll!

Aries—Heading for a break-up or a breakdown, there are major changes due in your life. The stars highlight your relationships with others and how your attitude brings less than desirable results. You like to be in charge but you aren’t in the driver’s seat now, which makes you more than a little antsy. A little co-operation won’t kill you. Geez!

Taurus—You are a powerhouse of constructive action this week, or you can lay back and rest on your laurels. It all depends on how much you want to achieve. If you’ve been waiting for a time to make some breakthroughs, this is the week to take action.

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The Astrology of Personality: Confused, Part 2

by Beth Turnage

Exploring the Underworld

Exploring the Underworld

Dear Beth,

Thank you so much for answering my question!
It was very informative and spot on.

But, if you don’t mind me asking… I’ve always been told that I have control issues (which in fact I do) but never the part about that I feel I need to be in a intense, emotional, fated type relationship..yet I do and have always felt that way. My question is though, what in my chart specifically shows that I’m drawn to that? Houses, aspects? Just trying to figure myself out better.

Thanks once again and take care.

Confused

While I rarely take the same reader’s question two times in a row, this is a very good question. It is actually a couple of good questions. One of them is how does an astrologer, out the maze of planets, houses and aspects put together the information to make definitive statements about a person?

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The Astrology of Relationships: Soulmates?

by Beth Turnage

June 10, 2009

astrologers-mailbox-copyHi Beth,

My question is in regards to composite charts. What are your takes on them? Do you hold them to the same validity as synastry charts?

I ask because I’ve been in a relationship, for a while now, with a guy who I
feel is my soul mate. Going by our synastry it doesn’t seem that way, but our composite chart tells another story. From what I’ve read about composite charts so far, it would seem we would have alot of the “soul mate” aspects, so to speak. But, I recently had a consultation with an astrologer and she totally discredited the composite chart and said it meant nothing…?!?!

So, now I’m confused..were going on different paths in life, but I feel were
meant to be and if we are truly soul mates, as the composite suggests, we’ll come back to each other, but if composite charts hold no weight then we won’t.

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Full Moon in Sagitarrius: Learn Your Truth and Live It

by Beth Turnage

June 8, 2009

Centaurs Fighting

Centaurs Fighting

This full moon is in the good time sign of Sagittarius, but this time around the Centaur is not feeling his oats, he is feeling cranky. Saturn, hanging around in perfection seeking Virgo is in challenge aspect to Moon and the Sun in the configuration known as the T-Square. Here Big Daddy Saturn is trying to reign in the excesses of both Sun and Moon, and give them a constructive form.

If you want to understand a little more about the underlying conflict here, it is good to root around in the old Greek myths.

Half human form, half animal Centaurs represents the two halves of animal and sentient human nature. Centaurs were said to study the stars and give prophecy so they could be wise. When, however, they got the wild hair to party, they were prone to make off with poor human women and rape them. They started a war that way and it didn’t turn out well for them.

The zodiac symbol of Gemini is represented by the twins, but not just any twins, Castor and Pollux.

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June Monthly Forecast: Talk Is Cheap

by Beth Turnage

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cell-phoneTalk, talk, talk. The calendar month starts just as the Mercury retrograde period ends. Like a dam bursting suddenly people have the need to communicate in a big way. Part of this is the Sun in sociable Gemini, but another part of it is Mercury in normally reserved Taurus making a challenge aspect to Neptune and Jupiter in Aquarius. Neptune represents the mystical and Jupiter represents higher purpose. In the sign of the Waterbearer it seems like there is a lot of talk about what we should be doing as a group. But it is just that, talk, because the practical considerations, represented by Mercury in Taurus, bursts the bubble of noble intentions and high ideals. This can lead to squabbling and finger pointing.

Elsa points out the reason why people just don’t “get it” and for a large part she is right. But this month there is a little extra self deception in play as Mercury challenges Jupiter and Neptune. Poor Mercury, even as swift footed as he is doesn’t have a chance against these two heavy hitters who have seen fit to join forces. It is sounds sounds too good to be true it probably is. That is why this month, talk is cheap.

Click on the Links below for your monthly forecast:

Aries, Taurus Gemini

Cancer, Leo, Virgo

Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius

Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces

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June Monthly Forecast: Aries, Taurus, Gemini

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aries4—You are either going to experience a shakeup or a shakedown in your relationships with others. Things aren’t just due to change, they are due for a transformation. It doesn’t help that you are dragged kicking and screaming to this latest passion play. But then again you tend not to realize what part your past actions have in shaping current events. While your first instinct is to go into all out battle mode, this is one instance where finesse not strength of arms will do the most good. Walk softly; leave the big stick at home.

taurus4
—You align yourself with powerful forces for the good. Taurus always has an innate sense of how to weave the social fabric for your own advantage. Opportunities exist to make important contacts in groups you wish to work with. Money matters are on a secure track. All in all, this is a good month for you, Taurus. Try not to gloat while the rest of us struggle on.

gemini4—It is good you like a puzzle, Gem, because you have to figure out how to balance career and home. Both tug at you in equal force and neither yields. It is best not to leave important people out of your decision making loop as things are far more complex than the information at hand. You just might have to rely on other people, Gemini, to get through this rather stressful month. You don’t always have to be a superhero.

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Cancer, Leo, Virgo

Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius

Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces

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June Monthly Forecast: Cancer, Leo, Virgo

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cancer4—If you want to make some changes now is the time. You have the support of larger groups of people than you normally would. Look for a new job, take some classes, and join some new groups. All these things are not only beneficial, but also essential as there are about to be some stunning changes that will rock your world. Since you are not the type of person to take any port of the storm, it is important you find a new rock to cling to.

leo-4—Destiny calls. What else is new? Not only that but this latest communiqué from the Universe comes at a very inconvenient time. Large groups and/or organizations are calling on your leadership prowess to get them through some very difficult times. Your family however needs you during its latest drama. You have no other option than to spread yourself thin, so I suggest you take your vitamins and make sure you get plenty of rest this month.

virgo4—Generally sociable and willing to go along with the crowd this month you have a wild hair to do your own thing. This can cause some problems with a friend who is used to leading the pack, but this month you are strictly a lone wolf. This month may be a good time to examine have much you should give of yourself to maintain relationships.

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Aries, Taurus Gemini

Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius

Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces

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June Monthly Forecast: Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius

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libra4—The phone rings and rings, which is a great boost for your ego, but it doesn’t please your boss that pleasure instead of business comes first. Leave your cell phone on vibrate or turn it off all together. At home, create some alone time by doing the same thing. Though you might seem busier than usual, do think about taking a workshop or class that may help you with your career.

—You are enjoying work that appeals to your analytical nature. In fact, you have buried yourself in it and as a result, you are neglecting your relationships with other people. Not prone to sharing your emotions your reclusive nature may protect you from annoying contact with other humans. It also prevents you from sharing the joys of it as well. Reach out and call someone.

—Relationships come into sharp focus as the needs of your partner (We need to talk) comes into conflict with your desire for freedom. We all know that Sagittarius stamps their adorable Centaur hooves when backed into a corner. But rearing up on your high horse will help you not. As much as you despise it, taking some responsibility for making your relationship work is the noble and right thing to do.

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June Monthly Forecast: Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces

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Reserved Caps are in for a surprise this month as you discover that your feelings run deeper than you normally dare. A romantic bubble or emotional dam may break as you find yourself on one end or another of an unexpected power play that puts stress your beliefs in how things work. All in all, it’s a very dramatic month Capricorn, testing how well you can control your inner drama queen.

Standoffish Waterbearers find recent romantic contacts challenging. You just aren’t sure if this whole love thing is worth the effort. You might be right, as the other person’s purposes are much different than yours. Either they want too much of a commitment, or not enough, but the one thing for certain is that neither one of you is in agreement about the purpose of your relationship. Curb spending and find a handy computer program that will help you track your expenses. Make a budget (like, that will happen).

Well, there is good news and bad news, Pisces. Bad news first. It seems that all you are hearing is bad news, as one piece of information after another seems to add up to trouble for you. Maybe your company is on shaky ground and you worry whether or not you should be dusting off your resume. Maybe people are expecting more from you than they should. Either way, have faith and trust in the Universe to work things out. The saying “It’s always darkest for the dawn” has particular meaning.

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Aries, Taurus Gemini

Cancer, Leo, Virgo

Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius

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Tales of Mercury Retrograde: Add Your Own Horror Story

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mercrxMercury loses his Rx tag today at around 10:30 PM and none too soon. If you don’t know, for a lack of familiarity, when the planet closest to the sun, the winged messenger of the gods, appears to go backward in his orbit, communications snafus of all kinds tend to manifest. Not that you can’t navigate these three week periods that happen two to three times during the year without losing your luggage or your mind, but is it a bit more difficult.

Mercury Rx periods tend to manifest in my life with car problems. Yes, its a huge cliche I know, but my chariot is very important in that it conveys me to the place where I earn the bulk of my income. That place is a 26 mile commute so hopping the bus to get to the other end of town is not an option. As with anyone with a grand cross in their chart knows, Murphy’s law is fully operational during a Merc Rx period.

Because the Sun is in Gemini, I got the extra treat of having two things happen with my car. The first was that one side of the front end literally fell to pieces. It wasn’t as dramatic as it sounds. I noticed something was odd when I was driving home. The tires made a fearsome squeal when I was going around the curve to my house. You might expect this if you were taking the curve at eighty miles an hour but not twenty five. A quick inspection confirmed my fears. The front driver’s side tire was sitting sadly on a unholy angle. The car was towed next day to the repair shop and repaired within two days. Venus in Aries took my cash a bit quickly, and with something that appeared as a fiendish look in her eye. But maybe that’s my Venus in Capricorn talking. She always a bit suspicious of other’s motives.

Down a grand and some change and maybe I’m in the clear for the rest of the Rx period. No. Because I am now paranoid of something else happening, I take the car for an overdue oil change. Everything is fine except for one little thing. When replacing the oil filter ( I was feeling very paranoid) the serviceman broke the oil filter sensor leaving the check engine light to burn brightly and continously on my dash. No problem I am told, we’ll get another one. But the parts store didn’t stock it. They’d have to order it. We’ll call you when we get it in, Ms. Turnage, should be here in about 5 days. Now get this, my car is a Chrysler, and what should happen just as my car is having its meltdown is that the company filed for bankruptcy. Any part that is ordered most be paid for in cash. So the parts company didn’t order the part and both the service company and I are waiting and waiting for this thing to come in.

Thank the stars I have a good measure of Taurus in me due to my ascendant, so I let things go awhile and the service company caught up with the parts store and finally got them to order the part. The poor manager had to pay for it with his own credit card and still the thing took two weeks to arrive. I showed up today, the last day of the retrograde period. They fetched the part from the store after some question about whether or not it was actually in and the manager popped the part in, reset the computer codes and I was on my way.

I so look forward to the next Mercury in Retrograde period. I’m starting to save for it now. Come on. I know you want to.

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Weekly Astrology Forecast: Revving the Engine

by Beth Turnage

May 25, 2009

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Forecast through May 31, 2009

Bad boy Pluto is stressing the usually happy Gemini Sun in a serious way. Airy Gemini is being stretched like time around a black hole unable to find a resolution to his or her current dilemna. It seems that earth shaking change is imminent which Gemini doesn’t mind, but what the Twins do mind is being held in place like a butterfly pinned to a board.

Gemini’s ruler, flighty Mercury, is stuck in retrograde motion adding to the effect, while Venus and Mars in Aries acts like they are holding down the accelerator. Gemini is revving the engine, making a big noise, but not moving anywhere. That is what this week will be like for us poor slobbering souls.

Read something sitting on your bookshelves. It is about the only productive activity for us now.

ARIES—Whisper sweet nothings, baby. You might get lucky. What are you waiting for?

TAURUS—Plans to expand or change your present path continues to hit brick walls. Maybe you are painting your ideas on too broad a canvas or maybe they just aren’t practical. Either way rethink things.

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Practical Astrology: A Question Regarding Zodiac Sun Signs

by Beth Turnage

May 25, 2009

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Earth's Sun

Earth's Sun

Over a Facebook I have a page set up for Astrology Explored and boy(!) have the comments been flying over the cusp post. I thought I’d share this one with you, since it is illustrative of the kinds of questions that some of you have.

OK. So no cusps, I get it. But I am a little perplexed as I have the contradictory belief that there are different personalities of each sign. This was devloped off the idea of synastry between partners. When a sun is conjunct someone elses there is supposed to be compatability of nature, right? Obviously this is affected by the degrees of seperation. This compatability is only affectected by that factor. A 29 degree Taurus would have no synastry with a 15 degree Taurus, but would have with a 2 or 3 degree Gemini. This is not addressed by decans either. A Taurus is a Taurus, right?

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Astrology and Psychic Powers: Haunted

by Beth Turnage

astrologers-mailbox-copy1Hi,

My date of birth is 13th June 1966, 12:28 PM in Mumbai. I don’t know much about astrology and psychic powers but I do feel that [I have a] God given gift. I can feel the vibrations and have predicted many times which have come true.

I would appreciate if someone analyse my horoscope and explain me.

Sometimes I am just haunted by unnatural forces.

Regards,

As mentioned before a full analysis is outside the scope of this column.

Your sun is high in your chart in the 10th house. This section of the horoscopes rules your public image and career. You have a natural drive for leadership and in Gemini, a gift of speaking to groups. People with a 10th house Sun placement often feel they are destined to have grand audience and often feel frustrated when they do not have it.

You have your moon in the sign of Aries, a sign of a natural leader. But Aries likes it when all attention is focused on them. You suffer emotionally if you do not get the attention from other people.

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