Jodie Forrest Astrology: Stardate, mid-October, 2018

Welcome: Stardate, mid-October, 2018

The Sun enters Scorpio on the 23rd of October, 2018, at 4:23 am PDT. (For a handy time zone converter and much more, please go to https://www.timeanddate.com/ .) The next day, the 24th of October, the Moon will be full at 2 degrees Taurus (Moon) while the Sun is at 2 degrees Scorpio. This full Moon conjoins the planet Uranus, also in 2 degrees Taurus.


Full Moons typically mean that we, as a planet, have something to work out between the energies of the two opposing signs in the full Moon, in this case Taurus and Scorpio. The presence of Uranus with the Moon indicates that a new, reform-centered, groundbreaking, liberating approach to what Taurus rules is needed.

What does Taurus rule? The Earth: its land, its core, its poles and ice caps, its oceans, its seasons, its climate, its flora and fauna, including human beings. Taurus rules Nature, and our lives as primate inhabitants of this planet. It rules our connection to the Earth and to our instincts. It rules farmers and ecologists. It rules the environment.
What does Scorpio rule? It rules how we, as intelligent primates, choose to deal with our Taurean instincts. It rules how the foreknowledge of our death interacts with our survival instinct. It rules our unconscious minds, which have a common anatomy that we can glimpse in the archetypes of the collective unconscious, cross-cultural mythology and fairy tales. It rules how we interact with our collective and individual unconscious minds. It rules our shadow, and how we deal with it as a culture and as an individual: contain it, deny it, repress it, suppress it, project it (by scapegoating someone else), or attempt to integrate it? It rules how we deal with our sexuality. It has a lot to do with our real or perceived power versus powerlessness, and of control versus the lack of it.

Hint: where there’s a cultural taboo, there’s probably a Scorpionic attempt to deal with our instinctual life somewhere close by. What topics do we avoid at Thanksgiving dinner with the extended family? Sex, death, religion (or how we deal with the knowledge of our death), and politics (power and control). What do stand-up comics talk about? Why do we laugh so hard, but rather uneasily? They talk about sexuality, death, religion, politics, and our various shadows . . .

If you agree with astronomer Neil DeGrasse Tyson that “science is not a liberal conspiracy,” and if you haven’t been cut off from the world for the past fifty years or so, then you know that our relationship with the Earth, and our life as we know it on the Earth, are both threatened. If you were alive in the sixties, you’ve been hearing about it since then. So have I.

It isn’t new. It is extremely urgent. Please read this article from the BBC. It’s their report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was just held in South Korea. After three years of research and a week-long conference, they released a 33-page report, “Summary for Policy Makers.” You may not have time to read the report, but you have time to read the article. It’s from the BBC, folks, not a wild-eyed fringe element. Here’s what they say about it:

The critical 33-page Summary for Policymakers certainly bears the hallmarks of difficult negotiations between climate researchers determined to stick to what their studies have shown and political representatives more concerned with economies and living standards. Despite the inevitable compromises, there are some key messages that come through loud and clear.

"The first is that limiting warming to 1.5C brings a lot of benefits compared with limiting it to two degrees. It really reduces the impacts of climate change in very important ways," said Prof Jim Skea, who co-chairs the IPCC.

Here’s a link to the article that summarizes the report:


I thought about writing something lighter-hearted for this mid-month Stardate.

I have a lot of fun picking your Theme Songs of the Month for the first of the month Stardates. They’re seriously based on how the current astrological energies affect your Sun sign, particularly if you were born at sunrise. I enjoy finding the music for you very much.


However, after another major hurricane—Michael, the fourth most powerful to strike the U.S. since records have been kept—hit Florida and tracked through the Southeast, only weeks after Hurricane Florence, and after a hard look at the Uranian signature of this full Moon, I felt I needed to post what I’ve written here.

We can save the Earth, our Taurean home, if enough of us stop being in denial (one Scorpionic reaction to a threat that bothers our survival instinct) and act to change our behavior (Uranian reforms). How? Check out the link above.

This is THE major issue of our day, and THE major threat to us all. Please act. And please vote for people who are not in denial about our collective danger, and who are motivated to take the difficult actions that we need to take.

Jodie Forrest
" Life is a journey; astrology helps you read your map"

copyright 2018, Jodie Forrest

Nov 27th: Interpreting the Ascendant in Readings

Beginning in November: "Interpreting the Ascendant in Readings".
(class course study: 4 weeks at 90 minutes per class).

Class 1: The Ascendant, its meaning and significance in a birth chart, and its ruler(s)
Class 2: Natal aspects to the Ascendant
Class 3: Transits to the natal Ascendant
Class 4: Progressions and directions of or to the natal Ascendant

Course Description:
Instead of rote definitions or jargon, Jodie focuses on creative, accessible interpretive strategies that will help your readings come alive, engage your clients, and leave them well-informed and smiling.

You’ll learn some practical techniques, developed over Jodie’s 35 years of doing readings, for analyzing the significance of the Ascendant, its ruler and natal aspects, and the dynamic events involving this crucial part of a birth chart.

There is a difference between the depth of an astrologer’s knowledge of an astrological configuration, and how that configuration is best presented in order to maximize a client’s understanding and retention, while minimizing the chance that he or she will leave the reading feeling confused or overwhelmed. In other words, there’s a difference between what you know versus what you say and how you say it.

All too often, the Ascendant, our entry vehicle and “spaceship” for navigating the outside world, is given short shrift in readings.

Since the Ascendant is the primary interface between your client and his or her life in the outside world, astrologers should give it just as much time and attention in their interpretations as they give the Sun or the Moon.

Without a healthy response to his or her Ascendant, it’s as if your client is locked into low Earth orbit but has neither fully landed nor has much clarity about what to do after touching down here.

Prerequisites: basic knowledge of natal astrology, and the general significance of transits and progressions/directions


Sign up today for your first class beginning November 27th, 2018 at: International Academy of Astrology

Audience: beginners to practitioners

Handouts: will be provided for students to download

Interpreting the Ascendant in Readings is a four weeks, 90 mins per class course. (Pacific time zone.)

Bio: For the past 35 years, Jodie Forrest has maintained a busy practice as an astrological consultant, writer, teacher and editor (Seven Paws Press).

She’s a frequent contributor to The Mountain Astrologer and other astrological journals, and travels widely to speak on astrological topics.

Her solo books include The Ascendant and a Nordic-Celtic historical fantasy trilogy beginning with The Rhymer and the Ravens, and she’s currently working on a book about solar arc directions.

She co-authored Skymates One and Skymates Two (with Steven Forrest) The Composite Chart, and the text for three synastry report writers.

She humbly serves her Feline Masters at one of her southern CA home, where an uppity cast of her fictional characters and her painting studio compete for her spare time.

Jodie Forrest
"Life is a journey; astrology helps you read your map."

www.jodieforrestastrology.com
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Phone inquires: 919-270-7749

Stardate: Libra: October 2018: Sun Signs



Welcome Libra, to October 2018

Libra: A spiritual teacher who shall remain nameless once said that many people divide humanity into three groups: The Sexually Desirable, The Competition, and The Irrelevant. Take time to reflect upon which group you’d put yourself in and why, how much time and energy you’ve spent in that mindset, and how it’s affected your self-esteem and your treatment of others. No fault and no blame, Libra, just a thought experiment.

Jodie Forrest
" Life is a journey; astrology helps you read your map."

This months song for Libra:
You Tube: Jefferson Airplane, Pretty As You Feel.


note: I mention these songs for two reasons: (astrological) educational purposes, and so that we can enjoy them together. Have fun listening!

Stardate, Scorpio October 2018, Sun Signs



Welcome Scorpio, to October 2018

Scorpio: You need time to daydream, meditate, and use your imagination. To do lots of “looking” before a leap later in the month. A leap where? First, work something out at home, with a relative or housemate, that’s connected to your right to privacy and personal space. Next, you have something to work out with a friend or partner, too, that’s connected to your rights to be yourselves. Frank, respectful communication is key. Some gentle humor wouldn’t hurt, but choose its moment carefully.

Jodie Forrest
" Life is a journey; astrology helps you read your map."

This months song for Scorpio:
You Tube: Enrique Iglesias, Be Yourself.


note: I mention these songs for two reasons: (astrological) educational purposes, and so that we can enjoy them together. Have fun listening!

Stardate, Sagittarius October 2018, Sun Signs.



Welcome Sagittarius, to October 2018

Sagittarius: No one is an island, to paraphrase John Donne. Explore your favorite communities or some interesting new ones this month, Sadge, especially if they’re gracious, curious, upbeat, and forthright (so you don’t have to be Appropriate all the time). Who inspires you? What sort of Elder do you want to become? Who can help you with your bucket list? Go forth and cultivate those peeps. They can be a balm for unexpected compromises you may need to make at work, and they might have good ideas about where you’re living, too.

Jodie Forrest
" Life is a journey; astrology helps you read your map."

This months song for Sagittarius:
You Tube:  We Are Family--Nile Rogers, Sister Sledge, & VIP guest stars for Niles’s weare familyfoundation.org (CHIC).


note: I mention these songs for two reasons: (astrological) educational purposes, and so that we can enjoy them together. Have fun listening!

Stardate, Aquarius October 2018, Sun Signs.



Welcome Aquarius, to October 2018

Aquarius: The writer Anaïs Nin once said, “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” Courage isn’t the absence of fear; it’s not letting fear stop you. Sometimes it’s the courage to insist on having a thorny but necessary conversation. Other times it’s physical bravery, or not staying mired in the same old same old, or believing in yourself without much outside evidence or support. Sometimes it’s a commitment to your creativity no matter what. Whatever it is for you, Aquarius, Iet your life expand this month.
Courage Is, The Strange Familiar. 

Jodie Forrest
" Life is a journey; astrology helps you read your map."

This months song for Aquarius:


note: I mention these songs for two reasons: (astrological) educational purposes, and so that we can enjoy them together. Have fun listening!


Stardate, Capricorn October 2018, Sun Signs.



Welcome Capricorn, to October 2018

Capricorn: What seems to be a reversal, an about-face or a kerfuffle, in public, in your career or about your reputation—may or may not be one after all. It’s wise to review your own part in any misunderstanding; you may not have told the entire story, or you may have been unnecessarily defensive. If so, coming clean about that could win you some allies. Let the facts speak for themselves, and don’t hide behind a crammed schedule. If you can laugh at yourself, there could be a pleasant breakthrough by the end of the month. 

Jodie Forrest
" Life is a journey; astrology helps you read your map."

This months song for Capricorn:
You Tube:  Word of Mouth, The Kinks

note: I mention these songs for two reasons: (astrological) educational purposes, and so that we can enjoy them together. Have fun listening!


Stardate, Pisces October 2018, Sun Signs.



Welcome Pisces, to October 2018

Pisces: You can go deeper. Into your consciousness, into your psyche, into your passion, into figuring out what you believe. You don’t need an outer guide for this journey, although you may have offers of company. Ask yourself: do I want to walk with this person, one step at a time? Feel your way into your answer, but here’s a tip: not unless it’s a path with heart for you both. Expect to see and speak more of your truths along the way. Facing your fears will make your road clearer.

Jodie Forrest
" Life is a journey; astrology helps you read your map."

This months song for Pisces:
You Tube:  Swim by Stuart Davis. (I usually like to post live performances, but I wanted you to see the lyrics to this astonishing and utterly original song.)


note: I mention these songs for two reasons: (astrological) educational purposes, and so that we can enjoy them together. Have fun listening!


Stardate, Aries October 2018, Sun Signs.



Welcome Aries, to October 2018

Aries: Your relationship with a mate, friend or partner is in focus, although it’s probably with the former. Listen to his or her point of view, and don’t assume you’re being criticized without asking if that’s so. Remember that sometimes anger can mask fear or hurt, either yours or his/hers. It’s okay to postpone a discussion if either of you needs it, but make sure you finish talking later if necessary, especially if staying quiet bothers you than bringing it up.

Jodie Forrest
" Life is a journey; astrology helps you read your map."

This months song for Aries:
You Tube:  Thomas Dolby’s cover of I Scare Myself, by Dan Hicks.


note: I mention these songs for two reasons: (astrological) educational purposes, and so that we can enjoy them together. Have fun listening!


Stardate, Taurus October 2018, Sun Signs.



Stardate, Taurus October 2018, Sun Signs.

Welcome Taurus, to October 2018

Taurus: Can you hear me over all the requests for your time, skills or assistance? I hope so, because not all of them should be your responsibility. The tricky part is that some of them actually are… How to tell the difference? Think before you say “Yes,” for starters. Let your voice mail pick up rather than having to react on the spot. And trust your gut, which means getting quiet enough to listen to it. The time you protect would be well spent with your main squeeze or your best friend.

Jodie Forrest
" Life is a journey; astrology helps you read your map."

This months song for Taurus:
You Tube: Too Many People, Paul McCartney and Wings.


note: I mention these songs for two reasons: (astrological) educational purposes, and so that we can enjoy them together. Have fun listening!


Stardate, Gemini October 2018, Sun Signs.



Welcome Gemini, to October 2018

Gemini: Remember having fun, Gemini? Making glorious messes in the kitchen or the studio or on the dance floor? Getting so caught up in a book or conversation that the hours evaporated? I know you’re busy, but you do not live by work alone. What’s the most fun you’ve ever had? Go do that again, or anything that appeals to you at the moment. Hint: learning something new and fascinating, improving at a hobby, or taking a small or large trip might be on the horizon. Stretch yourself; go see what you can do

Jodie Forrest
" Life is a journey; astrology helps you read your map."

This months song for Gemini:
You Tube: Beautiful Day, U2.   
   

note: I mention these songs for two reasons: (astrological) educational purposes, and so that we can enjoy them together. Have fun listening!


Stardate, Cancer October 2018, Sun Signs.



Welcome Cancer, to October 2018

Cancer: I hope you have your own comfy hobbit hole, Cancer, because you’ll feel like spending some time there this month. (By hobbit hole, I mean a home or room you love and where you can daydream undisturbed.) Not the whole month, but enough that you feel restored, can contemplate something beautiful, have a relaxed meal with a few dear friends, and let yourself drift into memory and soulfulness. Later in the month, something creative, playful or romantic could emerge as a result of your willingness to cocoon.

Jodie Forrest
" Life is a journey; astrology helps you read your map."

This months song for Cancer:
You Tube: , This Must Be the Place, Talking Heads.


note: I mention these songs for two reasons: (astrological) educational purposes, and so that we can enjoy them together. Have fun listening!

Stardate, Leo October 2018, Sun Signs.



Welcome Leo, to October 2018

Leo: You might be in for a surprise at work, or in some other relatively public area of your life. What is it? I wish I knew, Leo! You might have a good guess, since the years-long awakening of more intuition continues within you. To prepare, behave as if you’re up for a performance review, let your inner silver-tongued devil come out to practice whenever and wherever you can, and put some positive energy into your partnerships (including counting to ten). You’ll know more by the end of the month.  

Jodie Forrest
" Life is a journey; astrology helps you read your map."

This months song for Leo:
   

note: I mention these songs for two reasons: (astrological) educational purposes, and so that we can enjoy them together. Have fun listening!


Stardate, Virgo October 2018, Sun Signs.



Welcome Virgo, to October 2018

Virgo: I suspect you’re very busy this month. If it’s doing something you love and at which you’re skilled, that’s probably a good thing. But if you’re doing something you don’t enjoy, that you personally needn’t do, and about which you feel shouldsy, then you might consider the term “compensatory striving.” Basically, it means working your head off because you don’t feel Worthy on some level and are trying to make up for it. Don’t go there, Virgo. Breathe. Slow down and learn something fascinating for the sheer pleasure of the experience.

Jodie Forrest
" Life is a journey; astrology helps you read your map."

This months song for Virgo:
You Tube: Working Man, Rush.  
 

note: I mention these songs for two reasons: (astrological) educational purposes, and so that we can enjoy them together. Have fun listening!

Stardate, October 1st 2018 with Jodie Forrest




Stardate, Virgo October 2018, Sun Signs.

Libra: A spiritual teacher who shall remain nameless once said that many people divide humanity into three groups: The Sexually Desirable, The Competition, and The Irrelevant. Continue Reading:

Scorpio: You need time to daydream, meditate, and use your imagination. To do lots of “looking” before a leap later in the month. Continue Reading:

Sagittarius: No one is an island, to paraphrase John Donne. Explore your favorite communities or some interesting new ones this month, Sadge, especially if they’re gracious, curious, upbeat, and forthright (so you don’t have to be Appropriate all the time). Continue Reading:

Capricorn: What seems to be a reversal, an about-face or a kerfuffle, in public, in your career or about your reputation—may or may not be one after all. It’s wise to review your own part in any misunderstanding; Continue Reading:

Aquarius: The writer Anaïs Nin once said, “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” Courage isn’t the absence of fear; Continue Reading:

Pisces: You can go deeper. Into your consciousness, into your psyche, into your passion, into figuring out what you believe. Continue Reading"

Aries: Thomas Dolby’s cover of I Scare Myself, by Dan Hicks. Your relationship with a mate, friend or partner is in focus, although it’s probably with the former. Continue Reading:

Taurus: Can you hear me over all the requests for your time, skills or assistance? I hope so, because not all of them should be your responsibility. Continue Reading:

Gemini: Remember having fun, Gemini? Making glorious messes in the kitchen or the studio or on the dance floor? Getting so caught up in a book or conversation that the hours evaporated? Continue Reading:

Cancer: I hope you have your own comfy hobbit hole, Cancer, because you’ll feel like spending some time there this month. Continue Reading:

Leo: You might be in for a surprise at work, or in some other relatively public area of your life. What is it? I wish I knew, Leo! Continue Reading:

Virgo: I suspect you’re very busy this month. If it’s doing something you love and at which you’re skilled, that’s probably a good thing. Continue Reading:

Jodie Forrest
" Life is a journey; astrology helps you read your map."

Jodie Forrest: Stardate September Mid Month 2018


September 2018, mid-month Stardate

The degrees below are rounded up to next degree. If that’s confusing, it can help to remember that the date 2018 is in the 21st century rather than the 20th.

As Mercury reaches 18 Virgo, the degree of the most recent new Moon on September 9th, Hurricane Florence is battering the East Coast. Slowly, too, which brings more rain and more flooding to the area. I’m glad it didn’t arrive on the 24th’s full Moon at 2 degrees Aries/Libra at 7:52 pm PDT, because a full Moon creates higher tides. I’d anticipate the situation on the East Coast and along the inland path of the storm will continue at least until the Moon’s exact square to Neptune, ruler of floods and the sea, on September 15th at 10:13 pm PDT, then begin to abate.

Mars is applying to (approaching) an exact square to Uranus, at 2 degrees Aquarius and 2 degrees Taurus respectively, on September 18th at 4:00 pm PDT. If you have natal planets or points in the early degrees of the fixed signs, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius, you may experience some unexpected (Uranus) challenges (Mars). If you do, stand your ground and/or face your fears without losing your temper. Weather-wise, the applying square may relate to the tornados expected along or near Florence’s path.

For people with natal planets or points in the middle-ish of the cardinal signs, Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, remember that Pluto is applying to a station at 19 degrees Capricorn on the 30th. Anything ruled by or related to your mid-cardinal planets or points will continue to intensify under this stationary Pluto, peaking around the 30th. Remember, however, that the separating Pluto station lasts until November 25th, and expect some lessening of intensity a few days after Thanksgiving, which is on November 22nd this year. The rule of thumb is that we feel applying (building, approaching exact) aspects or stations more than separating ones (waning, leaving the exact aspect or degree).

What do Pluto transits call for? And Pluto stations? Pluto stations affect everyone, and are stronger for you personally if you also have Pluto transiting any of your natal planets or points that are near, squaring or opposing Pluto’s stationary degree, 19 Capricorn in this case.

The U.S. is coming up on its first Pluto return in 2022, when Pluto returns to the same degree and minute in the zodiac, 27 Capricorn 33, that it occupied when we signed the Declaration of Independence. Astrologers disagree about how close a planet needs to be to an exact aspect for that aspect to be felt. For mundane astrology (the astrology of world events), I like to use 10 degree orbs. Therefore, I’d say that we’ve been getting a taste of our national Pluto return since March, 2016. Pluto in a sign brings up the shadow side of that sign’s energy; with luck and work, it’s so that shadow can be faced and at least partially healed. Capricorn rules corporations, big business, governmental structures and the structures of society, rules, regulations, hierarchies, bosses, authority figures, the heads of governments, the patriarchy in its positive and negative manifestations, the spine, the skin, the skeleton and the teeth. It refers to making practical adaptations to a harsh environment (global warming and the wild weather, anyone?). An ambitious sign, it needs to choose the right mountain to climb. It refers to control, self-control, organization, privacy, reserve, outward manifestations of power and the powerful, learning the ropes of society in order to succeed, and possible issues with being emotionally fluent and available. A shadow side of Capricorn is coldness as it pursues success, power, and/or the profit motive regardless of the damage that pursuit can do.

I think you can see these energies at work in the geopolitics of today just as well as I can. Some Capricorn-ruled issues and events already at a high boil may come to a head around the 30th and remain intense until after Thanksgiving:  ambition, government regulations and the heads of government, leadership, self-sufficiency, patriarchal issues around control, the pursuit of power at all cost, and in this case, failure to address and adapt to the harsh environment and its causes that are becoming an ever-greater threat. Added to the mix is the Neptune station that starts coming into orb on the 29th.  We may be confused (Neptune) about what’s actually happening in these Capricorn-ruled areas. The station is also a call to include a spiritual (Neptune) approach to those issues, including more compassion for and action on behalf of those who are suffering. As the Dalai Lama once said, “The 21st century will be spiritual, or it will not be.”

If you’re eligible to vote, please vote in the U.S. mid-term elections! If you’re not, please register to vote if you possibly can, the earlier the better.

Jodie Forrest
"Life is a journey; astrology helps you read your map."

copyright 2018 Jodie Forrest.


JFA: Jodie Forrest Astrology: Mid-Month



Want to know, on a regular basis, what your astrological influences that are affecting you?

Each month, on the 15th, return to discover what your mid-month "Stardate" is and then begin to share in the conversations with your friends what the energies that are affecting all of us are.

And, each month  on the 1st, I'll post your "Stardate" which is your astrology / sun sign. Discover what awaits for you and also enjoy your theme song that I'll post at the Jodie Forrest Astrology site that relates to your Stardate / astrology sign each month.

Jodie Forrest
"Life is a journey; astrology helps you read your map."

Mid-Month Stardate / Astrology / Sun sign

September: Solar Arcs: The Sun's Courtiers Half Day Workshop with Jodie Forrest



Solar Arcs: The Sun's Courtiers

"Half-day Workshop" 

**Jodie  Forrest **


September 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm (eastern daylight time)

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*This class is designed with everyone in mind from beginners to professional astrologers.

Over the thirty-five years Jodie Forrest has dedicated her life to being a professional Astrologer and to her wonderful students. Some of Jodie's frequently asked questions are: What about the solar arc directions?  Their usefulness includes rectification Like the legendary Knights of the Round Table, solar arcs are meant to serve the 'king' of the chart, the Sun. 

Without a healthy, energized Sun, it may be more difficult for the other planets to reach their potential. Whatever serves the Sun can strengthen your sense of identity and boost your continuing growth.

Jodie Forrest is a professional astrologer, writer and teacher with a full-service practice. A frequent contributor to astrological journals, Jodie wrote the book "The Ascendant" and co-authored with Steven Forrest on Skymates I, Skymates II, and two synastry reports. 
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September 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm EDT
Cost: $50.00 USD

Saturday, 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm, U.S. (eastern daylight time) 
First class date: September 08, 2018 
Instructor: Jodie Forrest 
Maximum number of students: 150
Final registration: closes on September 07, 2018

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Jodie Forrest is a professional astrologer, writer and teacher with a full-service practice. A frequent contributor to astrological journals, she wrote the book "The Ascendant" and co-authored with Steven Forrest on Skymates I, Skymates II, and two synastry reports. To learn about visit Jodie Forrest Astrology.



Stardate-September 2018: Sun Signs




Stardate, September 2018: Sun Signs’ 

Theme Songs of the Month

Virgo: The Who’s cover of Summertime Blues, by Eddie Cochrane. Haven’t been having much fun lately? ( continue reading )

Libra: Loggins & Messina, Angry Eyes. Some relationships need attention, careful scrutiny and truth. Perhaps it’s bond with your partner, family—who may not share your DNA—roommates or colleagues. ( continue reading )

Scorpio: U2, Stand Up Comedy. You’ve had opportunities for growth, renewal and self-confidence lately, and pleasing visions of your future.  ( continue reading )

Sagittarius: Bachman Turner Overdrive, Taking Care of Business. (Watch how much fun the keyboard player is having!)  ( continue reading )

Capricorn: David Bowie, Under Pressure. Keep on keeping on. Recent stress will lessen a bit, and your “peeps” can bring relief and new ideas.  ( continue reading )

Aquarius: Blame Sally, Fillmore Street. It may have seemed hard to keep yourself together and focused for a while, and that your self-esteem’s been fluctuating.  ( continue reading )

Pisces: Me’Shell N’degeocello, Free My Heart / Ecclesiastes. (Note transition from Neptune-ruled TV glitz to this song, also ruled by Neptune, as is Pisces.)  ( continue reading )

Aries: The BoDeans, Naked. (No video, worth the slow start. Incredible vocals!) Time to evaluate your skills, job requirements, and responsibilities.  ( continue reading )

Taurus: Kool and the Gang, Celebration. All adult mammals play, except a human who’s temporarily forgotten how, but humans need play for our well-being, too.  ( continue reading )

Gemini: David Saw, Quiet Evening, sung by Carly Simon. Even you need to put your feet up and decompress once in a while. As Mark Twain wrote, “Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits.”  ( continue reading )

Cancer: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, I Won’t Back Down. Time to take an objective look around, assess an interpersonal situation or creative project, and scan for anything about your partner or friends that you may not have noticed before.  ( continue reading )

Leo: Katy Perry, Roar. Tasks, responsibilities, and hard-luck stories are knocking loudly at your door. Your boss may “delegate” inappropriately; a loose cannon could fire and blame you; relatives might ask you to mediate their quarrel.  ( continue reading )

Text only, copyright Jodie Forrest, 2018

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Leo: Stardate-September 2018: Sun Signs



Leo: 



Katy Perry, Roar. 



Tasks, responsibilities, and hard-luck stories are knocking loudly at your door. 


Your boss may “delegate” inappropriately; a loose cannon could fire and blame you; relatives might ask you to mediate their quarrel. 

Some of these chores are yours, and some are not. 

Don’t decide you’re not Worthy unless you agree to them all. 

Don’t let people using learned helplessness tactics invade your time or turf, or you’ll lose energy for what you truly need to do or people you really want to help. If you have to roar, do so, out loud and confidently.  

Jodie Forrest
www.JodieForrestAstrology.com

copyright Jodie Forrest, 2018

Cancer: Stardate-September 2018: Sun Signs



Cancer: 


Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, I Won’t Back Down. 

Time to take an objective look around, assess an interpersonal situation or creative project, and scan for anything about your partner or friends that you may not have noticed before. 

Are they pulling their weight and being honest? 

Not enough information? 

Try a fact-finding mission. 

Others may want some facts from you, too. 

Take an important and necessary risk: be direct and forthright, especially about your boundaries or anything that’s angered you. Playing your cards too close to your vest won’t improve things. 

Jodie Forrest
www.JodieForrestAstrology.com

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Gemini: Stardate-September 2018: Sun Signs



Gemini: 


David Saw, Quiet Evening, sung by Carly Simon.

Even you need to put your feet up and decompress once in a while. As Mark Twain wrote, “Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits.” 

Try it, and you may get insights into how your childhood affected you. 

That insight may help you sort through some thorny issues you’ve pondered all year. 

You could feel lighter by month’s end, and perhaps notice some supportive teammates who wanted to connect with you while you were being an object in motion remaining in motion. (But no quiet time, no insights.) 

Jodie Forrest
www.JodieForrestAstrology.com

copyright Jodie Forrest, 2018

Taurus: Stardate-September 2018: Sun Signs



Taurus: 



Kool and the Gang, Celebration


All adult mammals play, except a human who’s temporarily forgotten how, but humans need play for our well-being, too. 

You could use a change of scene, but if a trip can’t happen, hunt down the friends who make you laugh the most and spend some time with them that’s as close to all fun as possible. 

The respite will fortify you for some demands on your time later in the month. 
(Don’t accept unnecessary responsibilities.) It may be harder to relax then, and you may have to stand up to an authority figure or City Hall.

Jodie Forrest
www.JodieForrestAstrology.com

copyright Jodie Forrest, 2018

Aries: Stardate-September 2018: Sun Signs



Aries: 


The BoDeans, Naked
(No video, worth the slow start. Incredible vocals!) 


Time to evaluate your skills, job requirements, and responsibilities. 


What might you need to learn? 


Where do you want to go? 

(Be bold!) Which of those responsibilities should be yours? 

You may need to sweep some off your plate, improving your ability to do what remains. 

Trust your intuition; you don’t need anyone’s approval. Meanwhile, you and your mate may need to compromise about something. Strive for fairness to both parties, and you can enjoy increased closeness. 

Jodie Forrest
www.JodieForrestAstrology.com

copyright Jodie Forrest, 2018

Pisces: Stardate-September 2018: Sun Signs



Pisces: 


Me’Shell N’degeocello, Free My Heart / Ecclesiastes
(Note transition from Neptune-ruled TV glitz to this song, also ruled by Neptune, as is Pisces.)


You’re continuing a long process of raising your level of consciousness, increasing your sensitivity, compassion and imagination, and opening more to non-linear reality. 


(“Feeling the Force,” in other words.) 

Use all opportunities to learn there, and do something daily that centers, grounds and calms you.

Just now you need to plan for your future. If the Force is unnerving sometimes, think of Mars—fear, assertiveness, courage, drive—as your master teacher this month. 

Jodie Forrest
www.JodieForrestAstrology.com

copyright Jodie Forrest, 2018

Aquarius: Stardate-September 2018: Sun Signs



Aquarius: 


Blame Sally, Fillmore Street


It may have seemed hard to keep yourself together and focused for a while, and that your self-esteem’s been fluctuating. 

Your deep psyche’s extra busy now, and some processing can (finally) reach your awareness.

You can become more conscious of what’s been making you angry, anxious, stressed or sad. Good!

We need to understand our “stuff” before we can address it. If you choose a confidante to work with here, pick one with similar values. P.S. Clarifying these emerging issues can provide a burst of much-needed energy you can apply to exploring career opportunities, or any way you want.

Jodie Forrest
www.JodieForrestAstrology.com

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Capricorn: Stardate-September 2018: Sun Signs



Capricorn: 


David Bowie, Under Pressure. 


Keep on keeping on. 

Recent stress will lessen a bit, and your “peeps” can bring relief and new ideas. 

Continue dotting every “i” and crossing every “t” in both your career and your personal life. 

It may be hard to do, when your perceptions aren’t as clear as usual and you’d rather read poetry than do math, but persevere. 

If you’re feeling cramped or stale, even a short trip can provide refreshment and inspiration.

Jodie Forrest
www.JodieForrestAstrology.com

copyright Jodie Forrest, 2018

Sagittarius: Stardate-September 2018: Sun Signs



Sagittarius: 



Bachman Turner Overdrive, Taking Care of Business

(Watch how much fun the keyboard player is having!) 

You need to communicate well, do quality work and attend to detail this month. 

The possible issue is being bored, not busy. 

Even small changes can break up work routines, give you more freedom and rekindle your interest. 

Consult friendly colleagues about applying innovation to rote tasks or transforming your work space. Think smart: Combine brainstorming with realism, and watch the budget. 



Jodie Forrest
www.JodieForrestAstrology.com

copyright Jodie Forrest, 2018

Scorpio: Stardate-September 2018: Sun Signs



Scorpio: 


U2, Stand Up Comedy

You’ve had opportunities for growth, renewal and self-confidence lately, and pleasing visions of your future. 

Such optimism can be good, yet you may promise more than you can deliver. 

If that’s interfering with your goals or relationships, then establish some clear limits. 

You need strong allies, not people who want a caretaker. 

Stand up for yourself sooner rather than later; don’t simmer until you explode. Humor will help.

Jodie Forrest
www.JodieForrestAstrology.com

copyright Jodie Forrest, 2018

Libra:Stardate-September 2018: Sun Signs



Libra: 

Loggins & Messina, Angry Eyes



Some relationships need attention, careful scrutiny and truth. 


Perhaps it’s bond with your partner, family—who may not share your DNA—roommates or colleagues. 

It’s definitely how you related to yourself. 
Face reality, take deep breaths, and say exactly what you mean. 
Insist that the dialog remains civil. The payoff? Improved self-esteem and more creative energy. That’s worth some temporary conflict.

Jodie Forrest
www.JodieForrestAstrology.com

copyright Jodie Forrest, 2018

Virgo: Stardate, September 2018: Sun Signs



Virgo: Stardate, September 2018: Sun Signs



Virgo: The Who’s cover of Summertime Blues, by Eddie Cochrane.


Haven’t been having much fun lately? 

Perhaps your S.O. has mentioned it or looks wistful?
There is a cure for the summertime blues!
If there hasn’t been much time to relax, you can see the reason why in the nearest mirror.
You need to claim and schedule some unstructured time.
It may mean saying No to a co-worker or employer.

After the 9th, that should be easier to do in a disarming manner, with soft answers that turneth away wrath.

Jodie Forrest
www.JodieForrestAstrology.com

Jodie Forrest Astrology: JFA: Mid-Month Stardate September 2018


Welcome, to your Mid-Month Stardate / Astrology reading.

Ready to know on a regular basis what the astrological influences that can be affecting your life.

Beside discovering your first of the month Stardate I'll post your middle month "Stardate".

Return on the 15th to discover what your mid-month "Stardate" is and then begin to share in the conversations with friends about the energies that are affecting all of our lives.

Jodie Forrest
"Life is a journey; astrology helps you read your map."

Get ready for your Theme Song of the Month!



Stardate: August, 2018

Get ready for your Theme Song of the Month!

Consider it your unofficial personal soundtrack for August. Check out the links to the songs’ videos where I could find them. I looked for the original artists’ performances where possible, except in the case of Gwen Hughes’s cover of Carole King’s song, “Take a Giant Step.” As far as I know, that’s the only cover below. (Have some alternative suggestions for your theme song of the month? Email me their titles and songwriters’ names at contact @ jodieforrestastrology.com)

First, do you know what a “solar” or “natural” chart is in Western astrology? It’s drawn up as if you were born at sunrise, even if you weren’t. Your Sun, whatever its sign, is placed in the first house. The sign immediately following your Sun sign in the zodiac is placed in the second house; the sign after that is placed in your third house, etc. For example, a solar chart for a Leo would place the Sun and all of Leo in the first house, all of Virgo and any Virgo planets in the second, all of Libra and any Libra planets in the third, etc. Astrologers can use this technique for forecasting work, to see where the planets’ current positions would fall in your solar chart. Astrologer Michael Lutin’s written a wonderful book related to this technique; its title is Sun Shines.

Second, several planets are making stations (are stationary) this month, which means their movement through the zodiac appears to slow, stop (make a station), and then resume moving  either backward (retrograde) or forward (direct) through the zodiac. Actually, the Earth appears to pass a “stationary” retrograde planet in their relative orbits, so from our point of view, the other planet seems to move backwards for a few weeks to a few months. A stationary planet is very powerful, much more so than usual. Different astrologers use different orbs (the number degrees away from the exact station) for how long a station is felt. I think that a planet’s stationary period, during which it’s extra-powerful, lasts for one full degree (sixty minutes of arc) before and after the degree and minute of that planet’s actual station. Stationary periods can last anywhere from about ten days to about twelve weeks, depending on the planet involved. (The Sun and Moon never turn retrograde, by the way, so they never make stations.)

Third: As for the theme songs, please note that the artists wrote and hold the copyrights to all of these songs and their lyrics. I provide the links for educational purposes and so you can enjoy their work.

Leo:  The Beatles, “We Can Work It Out.” Because Mars, ruler of assertion and boundaries, is stationary, mostly in your opposite sign, Aquarius, and in your natural house of relating for part of August. Meanwhile, the Sun energizes your own sign until the 21st. You may need to have a frank talk with your Significant Other, a friend or colleague. Stand your ground, but listen.

Virgo: U2, “Mysterious Ways.” (Bono’s daughter dances with him onstage.) Because Neptune, the planet of consciousness and mysticism, is stationary in your opposite sign, Pisces, until the 25th. You may find a partner confusing, enchanting, or both. Try to see him or her clearly through the Neptunian mists. Still confused? Try asking a third party, such as a realistic and perceptive friend, for a frank opinion.

Libra: Carole King, “Take a Giant Step,” performed by Gwen Hughes. Because Uranus, planet of breakthroughs, liberation, and progress, is stationary in your natural house of sexuality and the deep unconscious this month. Take some risks. Think of it either as opening up to a new person, or to a new insight about how some old pain may be blocking you in some area of your life.

Scorpio: Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, “How Can I Miss You If You Won’t Go Away? Because Uranus, planet of self-determination and freedom, is stationary in your natural house of relating this month. Even if you’re deeply in love, you’ll likely want more time to yourself and will feel less tolerant of clingy people. Sometimes there really can be too much of a good thing!

Sagittarius: Sarah Bareilles, “(I Wanna See You Be) Brave.” Because Mars, planet of courage and boundaries, is stationary in your natural house of communication. Perhaps you’ve noticed that others are frequently neither as frank nor as attentive to principles as you are. Speak out! And insist that others do. If you don’t know whether someone’s angry, how can you process it?

Capricorn: B.B. King, “Better Not Look Down.” Because Saturn and Pluto, planets of realism and hard work (Saturn), and of facing your wounds (Pluto), are stationary in Capricorn all month. You’ve slogged through more responsibilities since December, but you’ve needed more quiet time to address the things going bump in your unconscious. Make time for some inner work. You’ll be glad you did.

Aquarius:  Incubus, “Drive.” Because Mars, planet of courage, strength, and will power, makes a station in your sign this month. Don’t let that scare you. Mars is your inner warrior. Make friends with him. He’s there to help you keep your locus of control inside yourself, rather than feel pushed around by outside forces. Keep your grip on the steering wheel of your own life.

Pisces: Stuart Davis, “Karma Pyre.” Because your ruling planet, Neptune, is stationary in Pisces, it’s a powerful influence this month. Neptune rules consciousness and the transpersonal realm. Meditate. Feel the Force; it can weaken your illusion of separation from the body of Life. Where can you serve without hurting yourself? Being more loving can help you become more intuitive.

Aries: Peter Gabriel, “Don’t Give Up.” Because Saturn and Pluto, planets of realism, hard work (Saturn), and facing your wounded side (Pluto), are stationary all month in Capricorn, the sign connected to your natural house of career. Plan efficient ways to navigate any choppy water at work. Strategies? Face your fears, use humor and diplomacy when possible, and persist.

Taurus: Audioslave, “Be Yourself.” Because Uranus, the planet of freedom, innovation and breakthroughs, is stationary in your sign all month. Meanwhile, a friend or partner may be well-meaning but possibly overbearing. If there were ever a time to be yourself, now is that time. Listen to your gut, to your core self, and be your own authority figure.

Gemini: Peter Gabriel, “Digging in the Dirt.” (Incredible live performance from his Secret World tour.) Because Saturn and Pluto, planets of realism, hard work (Saturn), and facing your wounded side (Pluto), are stationary all month in Capricorn, the sign of your natural house of the deep unconscious. Now’s the time for soul retrieval, to examine the places you got hurt, and communicate about them as you see fit.

Cancer: Tracy Chapman, “Give Me One Reason to Stay Here.” (Eric Clapton backs her up on this video!) Because Saturn (facing reality; hard work to change your circumstances) and Pluto (facing your wounded side) are stationary all month in Capricorn, which rules your natural house of relationships. Look carefully at what’s happening there. Don’t settle for less than respect and truths, however scary. (You’ll live.)