Category Archives: Weekly Astrology Poll

Real Astrologers Weekly Poll: Two down, one to go!

Yesterday’s solar eclipse at 29 degrees Cancer was the second of three eclipses in July and early August. We’re on rapidly shifting ground, and these eclipses are so significant that we may feel them for days and even months to come. Still, we thought we’d check in with you to see what effects, if any, you may be experiencing so far.

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As usual, feel free to leave detailed comments, along with your Sun and Rising signs and, if you know it, the houses in your natal chart where the eclipses are taking place.

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Image: Photo by Yang Lei for Xinhua/The Associated Press.

Real Astrologer’s Poll: What affect did the eclipse have, if any?

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Me, I’m so lost in the Jupiter-Neptune fogbank I wouldn’t recognize a major shift in my life unless it came up and bit me. However, my Cancer dad had his computer hard drive freeze up on him, lost at least a month’s worth of work and is in the process of buying a new computer with a 10-year guarantee. Fortunately, he has both the time and the money to handle this emergency.

Keep in mind that the lunar eclipse yesterday was the first of three . . . the second one being the solar eclipse in Cancer on July 21-22, followed by the final lunar eclipse in Leo-Aquarius on August 5. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?

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Real Astrologer’s Poll: How is it going with Neptune & Co?

We had Mercury square Neptune & Co in April, May, and June; and today Venus is squaring the Aquarius stellium. Mars takes his turn next Monday.

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I know I have felt like my mind has been in a fog bank with occasional moments of clarity and inspiration because the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction is sitting in my third house. What about the rest of you?

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Real Astrologer’s Poll: Do You Want the Bad News?

heart-moon-350-px.jpgWith Venus and Mars traveling together for the next two months in Aries (Mars-ruled) and Taurus (Venus-ruled), we expect a lot of activity in the realm of romantic relationships.

Experience tells us that when clients ask about synastry with a new love interest, they don’t want to hear bad news, even though we try to deliver it gently. But we’d like to hear directly from you on this point. Do you want to know or not?

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Real Astrologers Poll: Do You Plan by the Moon?

Phases of the Moon, by Michael MyersNeith’s lunation reports are the most popular posts on Real Astrologers, which makes us wonder whether our readers actually plan according to the phases of the Moon. Take our poll, and then if you haven’t read it already, check out Neith’s post on Thursday’s Full Moon in Libra.

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Image: Composite of the Moon over four days, by Michael Myers. Check out Michael’s website for more great photos!

Real Astrologer’s Poll: Feeling any effects of the waxing Mars-Saturn opposition?

On Saturday, Mars in Pisces will be exactly opposite Saturn in Virgo, and the pressure is building. The Moon in Gemini squared both ends of this opposition early in the week, adding her two cents. If you have lots of Aries, Scorpio, or many aspects to Mars natally, this might be a frustrating week.

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Real Astrologer’s Poll: Do Transits Justify Inconsiderate Behavior?

As astrologers, we often get calls from clients who are trying to understand the behavior of a friend or romantic partner.

Sometimes the situations are trivial. The friend said something totally insensitive, and it turned out that Mercury was retrograde. You know that I always counsel forgiving and forgetting, as otherwise intelligent people say and do stupid things when Mercury is retrograde.

But what about more serious circumstances? Let’s say your significant other comes home one day, says he (or she) has been living a lie, needs space to go find himself, and is moving out. You consult your astrologer and find out that Pluto is crossing his Ascendant. Or what if you find out that your partner has been having an affair behind your back? You look at his chart and see that Neptune is exactly square his Moon.

Would you forgive these behaviors if you knew that a difficult planetary transit was behind it?

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Real Astrologers Poll: What ‘Caused’ This Accident?

A friend called last week to catch up and mentioned that he’d hurt himself chopping wood. He’d been cutting up a tree with a chainsaw, and as he was cutting off the last small branch, it flew up and hit him between the eyes, leaving a fairly deep gash.

“Pat, it was really stupid,” he said.

“Did it knock any sense into you?” I asked.

“None that I could tell.”

Of course, being an astrologer, the first thing I did after we hung up was to look at his chart. This happened the day of the Full Moon, which was highly charged, so I figured that was the end of it. However, I saw at least four other possible explanations and started laughing, because I knew that five different astrologers would find five different “causes.”

Many of you have a fairly sophisticated knowledge of astrology, so I thought it would be fun to ask you which explanation fits the best — remembering, of course, that the planets don’t “cause” anything to happen but are indicators of the forces at work in our lives. Since the full explanations are too long to fit into the poll text, I put them below.

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Explanation #1:  It was the Full Moon, which triggered the Saturn-Uranus opposition on his third and ninth house cusps.
Explanation #2:  Transiting Mars was opposite his natal Pluto by less than 2 degrees.
Explanation #3:  Transiting Mars triggered his natal T-square in the fixed signs (Moon in Taurus, Pluto in Leo, and Saturn in Scorpio).
Explanation #4:  Venus was retrograde in Aries, which rules the head, in an exact square with his natal Mercury, which rules small appliances. Moreover, Venus is transiting his ninth house, which is associated with trees and the outdoors.
Explanation #5:  Pluto is exactly conjunct his Sun at 3 degrees Capricorn.

Or maybe he just needed a good knock on the head? What do you think?

Love and blessings to all …
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Wednesday afternoon upate: I ran into one of our readers on the street today and he said he didn’t vote because I didn’t include “all of the above.” If it had been all of the above, the chainsaw probably would have lept out of his hands and chopped him into bits, but if anyone else would like to answer “all of the above,” please leave a comment!

Weekly Poll: Any Side Effects From The Full Moon In Virgo?

 The Full Moon is officially past but is still affecting our lives in part because while Saturn conjoined the Moon in Virgo yesterday, today is the exact conjunction between the Sun and Uranus in Pisces. We have a couple of days of diminishing fallout from this lunation to get through yet.

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Please feel free to comment on your experiences – or lack of them – we love hearing what you have to say!

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Weekly Poll: What Do You Think Of Comet Lulin?

Comet Lulin makes its closest approach to Earth today, leaving many of us to wonder whether there is any astrological significance to this rare phenomenon and comets in general. What do you think?

As usual, feel free to leave us a detailed comment.

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P.S. For more about Comet Lulin, see Pat’s Weekly Forecast for February 23.