He gets bored with the status quo and are generally open to new things and ideas. An individualist and a free spirit, his friends are quite important to him as long as they do not try to tie him down by making too many emotional demands on you. His thoughts are offbeat and he’s a bit eccentric, but not always very changeable. As a matter of fact, he can be quite stubborn at times. Very fair-minded when dealing with large groups or broad issues, not always emotionally sensitive to the needs of individuals. Extremely objective, with good powers of observation, he would be qualified to study technical and complicated subjects, like science, computers or maybe even astrology.
Moon is in 14 Degrees Gemini.
Restless in the extreme, he gets so easily bored because of Johnny has a short attention span. His emotions change rapidly and johnny loves to talk about his feelings. Generally, he has good judgment – his intellect controls his emotions and he does not overreact emotionally to things. A good jack-of-all-trades, he has many- sided interests and enjoy reasoning things through. With Johnny’s mental agility and need for physical mobility, he would be attracted to traveling and learning about other peoples and cultures. He has vivid powers of emotional self-expression - - HE TALKS A LOT. He loves sharing his ideas with other people.
Mercury is in 08 Degrees Aquarius.
Johnny is very opinionated – He isn’t afraid to speak his mind about a topic. Yet he’s an original thinker – he enjoy shocking others with his weird, original thoughts. He appreciates and need mental and intellectual stimulation. His judgment is usually fair and impartial – you can be a good critic because you can remain objective and unemotional about most things.
Venus is in 05 Degrees Capricorn.
Johnny keeps his feelings under control – emotions are only released in serious or important situations. He valuates others first to see how they are . As such, he prefers to relate only to those who are older than him or to those whose position is such that respect and duty are more important for both of you than passion or emotional response. Be careful, however, of relationships that are merely based on practicality or utility.
Mars is in 23 Degrees Leo.
He’s a very proud person. Strong, bold, courageous and self-possessed, loves to be the one to initiate significant actions. When people expect a lot of him, he responses positively and will work hard in order to maintain their respect. But when his dignity or pride is threatened, he tends to become sarcastic, arrogant and domineering. Try not to take any A challenge or resistance that meet as a personal affront.
Jupiter is in 11 Degrees Sagittarius.
Johnny has a strong thing with ethics and morality. He is widely read and may also be widely traveled because he sincerely interested in expanding his knowledge of the world about him. Sometimes Johnny has an annoying tendency to be self-righteous and preachy about his belief system. But he’s quite idealistic and demands the right to be able to explore the entire world of experiences himself. He needs to Remember to grant others the similar right – be tolerant, not dogmatic.
Saturn is in 12 Degrees Pisces.
He tends to think that his life is out of control is based on an unreasonable fear, probably connected with an unfortunate experience with the person who filled the father figure role in his early life.
Uranus is in 27 Degrees Capricorn.
Johnny and his friend group as well, seek out practical solutions to a changing society’s attitudes to customs, traditions and authority structures. His logical and orderly manner of dealing with these matters will result in permanent and carefully planned, but sweeping, reforms.
Neptune is in 24 Degrees Capricorn.
Him and his entire generation, will idealize work, practicality and the ability to attain reasonable goals. But, because he will also stress the need to be selfless and giving, it may be hard to attain your goals unless you have lowered your expectations on all fronts.
Who wants to get into a war of words with Oscar Wilde or John Lennon? Not I! Mercury spends about 20 days here in Scorpion-Land. As usual the aspects to be formed are a mixed bag, fairly well balanced between challenging and easy-peasy.
Mercury is also fully into its Epimethean-Direct phase. “Here the calculated risk replaces the intuitive gamble,” in Michael R. Meyers’ words - and in Scorpio that level (depth?) of calculation can be fearsome. Watch out for less scrupulous people during these three weeks - and try not to be one, yourself.
As with all the water Mercuries, there can be resistance to learning something new. Here it’s based on the natural Scorpio tendencies of suspicion and paranoia. Once we decide to learn, though, we’ll want the most thorough, profound understanding of the subject. Try to work within the 20-day limit! We’ll have all the time we need if the topic is truly important to us.
The thinking-it-over process is deep, intense, and secretive. If other people will be affected by your decision, you may need to make an effort to allow them in on the process. Epimethean-Direct Mercuries look to the past to help them reason things out, and Scorpio Mercuries have loooooong memories. It’s also entirely possible to get “stuck” on one particular facet, and this is where allowing others’ input is valuable.
Communication styles: well, Oscar and John. And:
Gandhi on western civilization: “I think it would be a good idea.”
Grace Kelly: “The idea of my life as a fairy tale is a fairy tale.”
Aishwarya Rai: “I’m not the type who’ll yell about my achievements from the rooftops.”
Winston Churchill: “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
Short, sweet, pithy, and deadly. These natives know the power of language. (Katy Perry: “I like a good boy, but sometimes you get bored.”)
Finally, this is a great three weeks for conducting research. To the Mercurian breadth of information, we add Scorpionic depth: we want to get to the bottom of things. If you have, oh, I don’t know, some crucial term paper coming up - or anything else which would involve three weeks of intensive investigation - seize upon this opportunity with both hands.
Celebrities with Mercury in Scorpio: John Lennon, Oscar Wilde, Katy Perry, Jodie Foster, Gandhi, Julia Roberts, Grace Kelly, Bruce Lee, Aishwarya Rai, Drake, Pablo Picasso, Zac Efron, Snoop Dogg, Winston Churchill, Prince Charles, Viggo Mortensen, Arthur Rimbaud, Walt Disney, Lorde, RuPaul, Julianne Moore, Buster Keaton, Sinead O’Connor, Deepak Chopra, Sylvia Plath, Martin Scorsese, Whoopi Goldberg, Mark Ruffalo, John Malkovich
Wednesday, October 18, Jupiter/Scorpio conjunct Mercury/Scorpio, 1:41
Except for those made by the Moon, here’s the first aspect made after Jupiter’s ingress into Scorpio - as well as the first aspect Mercury makes, period. Did you think I was pulling “term paper” out of my butt?!? This is the beginning of about a year-long Mercury-Jupiter cycle, the “seeding” of new information and ideas. Take a good look at where it falls, in your chart. It’s an extremely promising area of study for you. Especially allow yourself to “open up” Thursday evening/Friday morning, when the Moon shines a little light on matters.
Planets/Points affected lie between 0:41 and 2:41 of the signs Taurus*, Cancer, Leo*, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Aquarius*, and Pisces.
Saturday, October 21, Pallas Rx/Taurus opposite Mercury/Scorpio, 7:51; Sunday, October 22, Saturn/Sagittarius (23:47) semi-square Mercury/Scorpio (8:47); Ceres/Leo square Mercury/Scorpio, 9:20; Monday, October 23, Chiron Rx/Pisces (25:06) sesquare Mercury/Scorpio (10:06)
“Events” could be triggered Friday, by Moon/Scorpio, leaving us with the entire weekend to pick up the pieces - yet the dust may not settle until Tuesday morning! This wretched set-up is what I hinted about in the Weekly forecast, about refusing to listen to anyone, but especially older &/or wiser people. We’d rather crash and burn than admit we might be wrong. And I don’t think people can get much stupider than to have that attitude. (Of course it’s affecting Dolt 45′s Sun at 22:57 Gemini 10th - and his Nessus at 9:06 Taurus/9th. He’s the prime example of everything I’m trying to caution us against.)
Planets/Points affected lie between 6:51 and 11:06 of the signs Taurus*, Leo*, Scorpio*, and Aquarius*; and between 21:51 and 26:06 of the mutable signs Gemini*, Virgo*, Sagittarius*, and Pisces*.
Okay, well, lovely! If we’re going to allow a trusted partner into our thought process (even before we’ve come to any conclusion), this is the time! It’s easy to keep each other on the higher road, too, with all those lofty Neptune/Pisces ideals summoning us further up and further in. The effects may linger into Wednesday the 25th, as a practical and realistic Moon/Capricorn inserts itself authoritatively into the mix. Listen to Grandma.
Planets/Points affected lie between 10:41 and 12:46 of the yin signs Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces.
Friday, October 27, Pluto/Capricorn sextile Mercury/Scorpio, 17:04
Our minds are powerful, disciplined, and able to use the past as a guide for the future. We appreciate straight talk; save the florid Baroque flourishes for later. This sextile will also make it easier to utter some short, pithy comment yourself. Not “sweet,” though. Our instincts are to lash out verbally, and coldly, at whatever impedes us. Remember that with Mercury in Scorpio, everybody else has a long memory, too.
Planets/Points affected lie between 16:04 and 18:04 of the yin signs Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces.
Sunday, October 29, North Node/Leo square Mercury/Scorpio, 20:13; South Node/Aquarius square Mercury/Scorpio, 20:13
Here again is where blunt words and closed minds come back to haunt us. Not to mention being intellectually secretive, suspicious, and controlling. Maybe we’re getting off too much on being “misunderstood outcasts” - unrecognized, scorned, misjudged Byronic heroes - phooey. Get your head out of your behind (Scorpio!), purge the negative thought patterns, and find a place of genuine solidarity with others.
Planets/Points affected lie between 19:13 and 21:13 of the fixed signs Taurus*, Leo*, Scorpio*, and Aquarius*; and between 4:13 and 6:13 of the cardinal signs Aries*, Cancer*, Libra*, and Capricorn*.
Wednesday, November 1, Chiron Rx/Pisces trine Mercury/Scorpio, 24:48
Nice for purging and then healing the brain, nervous system, and everything else Mercury is associated with. We recognize how important it is to “go high” in all our thought processes - that it is a healthy thing to purify ourselves. We could also find ourselves interested in some particular faith or spiritual practice - very appropriate way to get ready for 67 days of Mercury/Sagittarius, right?!
Planets/Points affected lie between 23:48 and 25:58 of the yin signs Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces.
okay, so in a fit of insanity, i decided to organize every single character in One Piece with a known birthday by their astrology signs (Aries, Taurus, etc..) i also included their birthdays. the characters are generally in the order of when they appeared in the series
Here is Mars in a crisp, spiffy uniform, with every button precisely buttoned, every epaulet perfectly aligned on the shoulders, and every weapon polished to gleaming. Hell, the bullets probably glisten. This is kind of a good thing for a parade, but when it comes down to actual battle? Though I suppose being deliberately untidy, or deliberately causing a Virgo to become untidy, is going to get the perpetrator deliberately and precisely eviscerated.
Mars transits bring us opportunities “to take action and strive for what we want.” More specifically, we’re tasked with being brave - to intentionally use our will despite our fears. If we falter, we turn into bullies, pursuing easy targets (including ourselves), and/or we become accident-prone due to clamping down on our anger over our thwarted desires. When transiting Mars is stirring up trouble in our charts, we’re also going to be more physically active than usual.
In Virgo, Mars is first and foremost going to want a plan. This can be tricky. If Mars gets too caught up in elaborate details, he can get hopelessly entangled and bogged down. And, given Mars’ penchant for extremes, the molehills turn into the Himalayas, and the pitfalls into the Marianas Trench. We need to be able to trust in our ability to “handle” life as it happens to us, and for some people Mars going through Virgo will provide this type of challenge.
Mars has some connection with our overall health and physical well-being. And you know what that means in Virgo: bran muffins and sit-ups. We might find ourselves tinkering with the diet/exercise routine (perhaps even going so far as to implement one?) and worrying over whether or not we’re adequately rested. Remember the goal is to develop an understanding of how an overall state of good health, based on moderation and common sense, helps us achieve our goals.
Our concept of masculinity edges away from the showy, dramatic Leonine “knight in shining armor.” I mean, look at those guys down there in the next paragraph - admittedly, my Mars is in Aries, but it seems to me even the notorious chest-thumpers down there (Papa, Henry VIII) worried about it too much. Here, one’s masculine attractions are rated according to one’s general usefulness and competence. (Snarkiness is also valued.)
The upcoming aspects are about evenly balanced between “easy” and “difficult.” If we keep our eyes on the bigger picture, we can get through any negativity. Dates given are when the aspect is exact - there are a few days on either side for the energy to build, and then fade.
Celebrities with Mars in Virgo: Barack Obama, Diana Princess of Wales, Napoleon I, Ariana Grande, Helena Blavatsky, Ben Affleck, Will Smith, Benedict Cumberbatch, George Bush (43), Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, RDJ, Matt Damon, Natalie Dessay, Hugh Jackman, Friedrich Nietzsche, George Michael, Bruno Mars, Yoko Ono, Joan of Arc, Gordon Ramsay, Ernest Hemingway, Kevin Spacey, Eddie Vedder, Henry VIII of England
Sunday, September 10, Juno/Capricorn trine Mars/Virgo, 3:23
Bodes very nicely for a wedding, this, with (the day before) a cooperative Moon/Taurus turning it into a grand trine for a couple of hours. We’re willing to work hard with our partner(s) on our relationships. Be careful to work just as hard on the equality piece; Virgo Mars can be too willing to subordinate itself and let Juno take all the responsibility.
Planets/Points affected lie between 2:23 and 4:23 of the yin signs Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces.
Saturday, September 16, Mercury/Virgo conjunct Mars/Virgo, 7:13
Third of three - the first was back in late June, in Cancer, while the second was just a couple of weeks ago, in Leo. If we’ve worked hard, we can synthesize (Virgo) our thoughts and actions without sacrificing either our emotions or our autonomy. We’re also rather more jumpy under this influence, and more prone to ignore signs of fatigue and burnout. Nervous mannerisms will be very apparent, unless we meditate and relax.
Planets/Points affected lie between 6:13 and 8:13 of the signs Taurus, Gemini*, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius*, Capricorn, and Pisces*.
We feel unprepared and inadequate. There are so many valid reasons - “never in a million years did I ever think (fill in the blank) would happen” - what we need to do in response is to ensure that in the future we have REASONS and not EXCUSES. Whether this energy manifests for you as a minor inconvenience, or as a prelude to further aggravation, figure out ways to be more effective in your future responses….
Planets/Points affected lie between 11:19 and 13:29 of the mutable signs Gemini*, Virgo*, Sagittarius*, and Pisces*; and between 26:19 and 28:29 of the cardinal signs Aries*, Cancer*, Libra*, and Capricorn*.
Tuesday, September 26, Pallas Rx/Taurus trine Mars/Virgo, 13:25
On the heels of Mars’ entanglement with the Uranus/Neptune mess, this could well be the “figure out ways to be more effective” piece. Pallas herself is retrograde, and reconsidering the best strategies to help Mars become more efficient. It may not be an instant process, mind you. Mars-Pallas cycles take a few years to complete, and this one started only in January 2017.
Planets/Points affected lie between 12:25 and 14:25 of the yin signs Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces.
Sunday, October 1, Pluto/Capricorn trine Mars/Virgo, 16:51
Powerful in an earthly, worldly sense, this also gives tremendous strength and a shrewd practicality. We have long-term goals, and we know exactly how to get there. We also have a better sense of how our particular skill sets “fit” into the wider world. The only problem is that this is neither an imaginative nor a cuddly aspect. Lighten up.
Planets/Points affected lie between 15:51 and 17:51 of the yin signs Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces.
Thursday, October 5, Venus/Virgo conjunct Mars/Virgo, 19:13
These two were most recently conjunct in November 2015, also in Virgo - and the next one is in Virgo, too, in August 2019. How annoying! The Cosmos is mocking us! Relationships are a lot of work, and as a species we do need to temper and adjust the ways we relate to one another. Ensuring that we ourselves are worthy of relationships, that we are willing to put in the work required, and that our sexuality is above all healthy, will be on the agenda for some time.
Planets/Points affected lie between 18:13 and 20:13 of the signs Taurus, Gemini*, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius*, Capricorn, and Pisces*.
Wednesday, October 11, Saturn/Sagittarius square Mars/Virgo, 22:55
In August 2016, Mars and Saturn were conjunct in Sagittarius, kicking off an approximately 20-month cycle of devastating ideological warfare. This is the “turning away from” square, arriving as the cycle concludes, and with Mars in Virgo it isn’t difficult to imagine why we’d turn away from what we started last year. It’s too hard; it’s hopeless; it’s ineffective; it isn’t sustainable or healthy. It’s critical to keep our faith in ourselves and in each other. The day before this aspect is exact, the Moon/Gemini may well “trigger” its manifestation for us as individuals.
Planets/Points affected lie between 21:55 and 23:55 of the mutable signs Gemini*, Virgo*, Sagittarius*, and Pisces*; and between 6:55 and 8:55 of the fixed signs Taurus*, Leo*, Scorpio*, and Aquarius*.
Sunday, October 15, Chiron Rx/Pisces opposite Mars/Virgo, 25:25
No matter what we managed to accomplish over the past weeks, we don’t feel that it was enough. We’re frustrated with our ineffective futility. The problem is that no matter how powerful or efficient we are, even no matter how lucky we are, we can’t get everything done well by ourselves. What I hope for with this is the mass realization that everybody needs a good support group, or at least a partner in crime - which would make a nice intention for the upcoming ingress of Mars into Libra.
Planets/Points affected lie between 24:25 and 26:25 of the mutable signs Gemini*, Virgo*, Sagittarius*, and Pisces*; and between 9:25 and 11:25 of the fixed signs Taurus*, Leo*, Scorpio*, and Aquarius*.
Like its predecessor, K2 detects the tiny, telltale dips in the brightness of a star as an object passes or transits it, to possibly reveal the presence of a planet. Searching close neighboring stars for near-Earth-sized planets, K2 is finding planets ripe for follow-up studies on their atmospheres and to see what the planet is made of. A step up from its predecessor, K2 is revealing new info on comets, asteroids, dwarf planets, ice giants and moons. It will also provide new insight into areas as diverse as the birth of new stars, how stars explode into spectacular supernovae, and even the evolution of black holes.
K2 is expanding the planet-hunting legacy and has ushered in entirely new opportunities in astrophysics research, yet this is only the beginning.
Searching Nearby for Signs of Life
Image credit: ESO/L. Calçada
Scientists are excited about nearby multi-planet system known as K2-3. This planetary system, discovered by K2, is made of three super-Earth-sized planets orbiting a cool M-star (or red dwarf) 135 light-years away, which is relatively close in astronomical terms. To put that distance into perspective, if the Milky Way galaxy was scaled down to the size of the continental U.S. it would be the equivalent of walking the three-mile long Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California. At this distance, our other powerful space-investigators – the Hubble Space Telescope and the forthcoming James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) – could study the atmospheres of these worlds in search of chemical fingerprints that could be indicative of life. K2 expects to find a few hundred of these close-by, near-Earth-sized neighbors.
K2 won’t be alone in searching for nearby planets outside our solar system. Revving up for launch around 2017-2018, our Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) plans to monitor 200,000 close stars for planets, with a focus on finding Earth and Super-Earth-sized planets.
The above image is an artist rendering of Gliese 581, a planetary system representative of K2-3.
Neptune’s Moon Dance
Movie credit: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/J. Rowe
Spying on our neighbors in our own solar system, K2 caught Neptune in a dance with its moons Triton and Nereid. On day 15 (day counter located in the top right-hand corner of the green frame) of the sped-up movie, Neptune appears, followed by its moon Triton, which looks small and faint. Keen-eyed observers can also spot Neptune’s tiny moon Nereid at day 24. Neptune is not moving backward but appears to do so because of the changing position of the Kepler spacecraft as it orbits around the sun. A few fast-moving asteroids make cameo appearances in the movie, showing up as streaks across the K2 field of view. The red dots are a few of the stars K2 examines in its search for transiting planets outside of our solar system. An international team of astronomers is using these data to track Neptune’s weather and probe the planet’s internal structure by studying subtle brightness fluctuations that can only be observed with K2.
Dead Star Devours Planet
Image credit: CfA/Mark A. Garlick
K2 also caught a white dwarf – the dead core of an exploded star –vaporizing a nearby tiny rocky planet. Slowly the planet will disintegrate, leaving a dusting of metals on the surface of the star. This trail of debris blocks a tiny fraction of starlight from the vantage point of the spacecraft producing an unusual, but vaguely familiar pattern in the data. Recognizing the pattern, scientists further investigated the dwarf’s atmosphere to confirm their find. This discovery has helped validate a long-held theory that white dwarfs are capable of cannibalizing possible remnant planets that have survived within its solar system.
Searching for Far Out Worlds
In April, spaced-based K2 and ground-based observatories on five continents will participate in a global experiment in exoplanet observation and simultaneously monitor the same region of sky towards the center of our galaxy to search for small planets, such as the size of Earth, orbiting very far from their host star or, in some cases, orbiting no star at all. For this experiment, scientists will use gravitational microlensing – the phenomenon that occurs when the gravity of a foreground object focuses and magnifies the light from a distant background star.
The animation demonstrates the principles of microlensing. The observer on Earth sees the source (distant) star when the lens (closer) star and planet pass through the center of the image. The inset shows what may be seen through a ground-based telescope. The image brightens twice, indicating when the star and planet pass through the observatory’s line of sight to the distant star.
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