Uranus in Taurus – The End of the World–As We Know It.

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I try not to give into fear by remaining rational and level-headed, but this upcoming ingress of Uranus into Taurus has me very concerned. This is because Taurus represents peace, normalcy, finances, food, nature, values and standards. Uranus is about upheaval, rebellion, chaos, sudden upsets, destruction, tyranny, sudden change, and perversion. Uranus also deals with groups of people, social causes, and activism. Uranus is considered to be in the “Fall” when in Taurus. A sign that places a planet in the “Fall”, is not a healthy placement for it. Uranus will first ingress into Taurus on May 16, 2018. The 16th is a day of catastrophe so I’m curious to see how Uranus will get things started.

I pulled a Tarot Card to represent the theme of Uranus in Taurus and it was the 5 of Swords. The 5 of Swords is one of the most troublesome cards of the Tarot Deck. It is ascribed to Venus in Aquarius and it denotes conflict, treachery, betrayal, rebellion, uprising, theft, hate, vindictiveness and artifice. What’s interesting and downright spooky is that Venus rules Taurus and Uranus rules Aquarius so the 5 of Swords is on point. It is not a card that is conducive to harmonious relationships and for the well-being of humanity. The 5 of Swords only confirms my suspicions about Uranus’ entry into the sign of the Bull. This card also proves that I am not just being paranoid nor am I giving in to irrational fear. 

So let me just cut to the chase with some bullet points regarding the possible ways in which Uranus in Taurus will manifest:

  • Rebellion against convention and all that is natural. The abnormal becomes normalized. Chaos replaces order. Upheavals. 
  • A major change/shift in global economic conditions—for the worse. Economic insecurity.
  • Tyranny—especially economic and ecological. A cashless system could be implemented. Money becomes totally electronic. 
  • Microchip implants will become more of the norm.
  • GMO foods will become even more the norm.
  • Perversion will reach an all-time high due to the erosion of values and standards.
  • The lines between Right and Wrong will be blurred.
  • Public nudity and other forms of indecency/deviant behavior will become more socially acceptable.
  • The battle between the sexes will reach an all-time high.
  • Racial tension will reach a crescendo; A race or civil war is possible.
  • Riots and social uprisings.
  • Being under total surveillance.
  • Air travel could be heavily restricted in some areas due to civil unrest or war.
  • People will develop more of a mob mentality.
  • The perversion or devaluation of the Arts. Ugliness will be considered to be Beauty.
  • An increase in natural disasters, crazy weather, mega storms, droughts. 
  • The weather will become totally manufactured (Geoengineering programs have been in place for many years now, but NASA claims that it will own the weather by 2025 http://csat.au.af.mil/2025/volume3/vol3ch15.pdf)

I don’t mean to be all about gloom and doom, but I am also a realist and I can’t ignore this destructive energy that is imminent. We will need more faith and inner peace than ever to get through these sour times that are on the horizon.

On the bright side, enlightenment will increase and people will gain more access to creative powers that are not of this Earth. Uranus in Taurus will usher in some state-of-the-art designs that have yet to enter our realm of human experience. There will also be an increase in entrepreneurs as Uranus enters Taurus since Uranus = Independence. This is also a very good time for Astrologers (also meta-physicians in general) since Uranus is the planet that rules Astrology and with Taurus representing money, but also realism, Astrology will be given more legitimacy. Taurus also represents advisors and with Uranus in Taurus, many people will be seeking answers that cannot be satisfied through conventional means. More people will consider becoming an Astrologer as a viable career option.  

~ Rahbinah Rastaban, Astrologer/Spiritual Advisor

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Pluto square Uranus and the MGTOW Movement

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Over the past several years, there’s been a growing movement of men who have given up on the idea of forming harmonious relationships with women. Marriage is a self-annihilating social construct for these men. MGTOW is an acronym which stands for Men Going Their Own Way and this trend is beginning to grow in popularity. Just enter MGTOW in the YouTube search field or Google it and you will see what I’m talking about. I have watched quite a few of these MGTOW videos and I must admit that a lot of the points made in rationale for this growing trend are valid. Men who subscribe to the MGTOW credo finger 3rd wave feminism as the main culprit and sadly, I have to agree. While there is nothing inherently evil and divisive regarding the original concept of feminism, the movement has been hi-jacked by radical, ultra-left wing feminists. These 3rd wave feminist videos are ubiquitous on YouTube along with the MGTOW content. Both sides are ridiculously extreme in their views, but I must say, if I have to choose between the two, I am siding with MGTOW since their arguments are more rational and logical. Blame my Capricorn Moon Rising, but I prefer men to be men and I appreciate the traditional roles that both men and women play in society. My Mars is in trine to Venus, which grants me the ability to look at the perspectives of both sexes objectively. What I gather from these MGTOW males’ gripes is that they just want to be respected for being what they are naturally inclined to be: A Mars-ruled species. When one’s very existence is being threatened, it’s only natural for him to engage in self-preservation.

The battle between the sexes has never been so bitter, never have I seen it so brutal. This is all by design by the touch of the Unseen Hand in my opinion, but that’s not what this post is about. In 2010, I created a video and uploaded it to YouTube where I criticized ultra-left wing radical feminism and warned that there would be a growing number of men who would start to rebel against this attack upon their image and their very nature. I called it “masculinism”, which interestingly enough, is not even recognized as a word unlike feminism, its female counterpart. MGTOW is basically hyper-masculinism in a nutshell. It is beyond misogyny. It is pure apathy towards women. A lot of these men are fed up with the status quo and perhaps, justifiably so.

Over the past 20 years or so, masculinity has been attacked primarily through media representations of the male experience. Men have been encouraged to go against their nature and to become more docile, more effeminate. Just think about all of the commercials where the wife is portrayed as the wise, all-knowing one and the husband is a bumbling imbecile who needs to be led through the nose by his omnipotent wife. The emasculation of men has been taking place in the Western Hemisphere for quite some time. This is for one reason and one reason only: A weakened, emasculated population of men is easy to subdue, easy to bring under total control.

Astrologically speaking, Mars rules men as well as the Sun. Both the Sun and Mars are dominant, masculine, aggressive and productive forces. They represent the essence of men. The symbol for the MGTOW movement is one black solid vertical line with what looks to be an erect penis protruding from the right side (as pictured below). This is just a castrated variation of the Mars symbol. Notice the key difference. With Mars you have the circle which represents the scrotum/testes. The circle also depicts the source of creation. With the MGTOW symbol, the circle aka scrotum/testes is not present, denoting an unwillingness to even copulate with women for the sake of having children. They are essentially telling women: “No, I will not let you take my balls. I’d rather cut them off before I hand them over to you”.

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Both the Sun and Mars are not designed to be in submission. Sure, these forces can get out of control if there are no holds barred, which is why we have the Moon and Venus, the heavenly bodies that represent women. When the male populace becomes emasculated, the energy of the Sun and Mars does not disappear for per the first law of thermodynamics, energy is neither created nor destroyed. That Sun/Mars energy has to go somewhere. The radical feminists believe they are siphoning this energy and becoming empowered, but in reality it is those who orchestrate things from on high who are usurping it. Those who rule the world are stealing this energy and using it to destroy the moral fiber and integrity of both sexes.

The astrological configuration that is representative of this growing MGTOW movement is the ongoing square between Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries, beginning in 2012. Astrology King has this to say about this powerful transit:

Uranus square Pluto is the most significant and most challenging planetary influence in a generation. We are living through a major global upheaval due to, and resulting in rapid evolutionary change. Uranus represents change, invention, revolution, and higher awareness. It’s effect is shocking, unpredictable, and erratic. Pluto represents globalization, destruction, transformation, and renewal. It’s effect is grinding, ruthless, and extreme.

Both of these planets are distinctly non-personal and emotionless, yet their effect is dramatic and deeply felt. The square is the most challenging of the planetary aspects, representing stressful tests and challenges. [1]

Mars rules Aries, and like Mars, Aries represents males. Uranus deals with rebellion, revolution, and uprising all of which MGTOW represents. Pluto in Capricorn is the powder keg in the house of traditional institutions such as marriage. Pluto in Capricorn points to these MGTOW men seeing marriage and commitments to women as a death trap, a maximum security prison. Pluto also points to these men taking an extremist position regarding their manhood since they perceive it as being threatened.

However, as I stated previously, there’s more than meets the eye with this MGTOW movement. Pluto in Capricorn can represent this Unseen Hand that I speak of; a shadow government who engages in psychological warfare on its own citizens. This is nothing new. Most, if not all governments of the industrialized world have psychological controls in place to subjugate the masses and keep them in a state of division. This is to prevent uprisings. Pluto in Capricorn square Uranus in Aries can denote government-run (Capricorn) psyops (Pluto) that are designed to create conflict (square) through the de-sexualization/depersonalization (Uranus) of men (Aries). Those in power realize that this will cause some men to rebel and wage war against women—women being their only saving grace in these days and times. Men need women and women need men. When the sexes are at war, both sides lose.

The funny thing is, most women do not resonate with the ultra-left wing feminist agenda that is fomenting this epic battle of the sexes. However, the power of the corporate-controlled media that is the mouthpiece for the Evils that Be (Pluto in Capricorn), creates the misconception that women are all on the same free-bleeding platform. That’s right. It’s gotten down to free-bleeding (Google it if you don’t believe me) feminists—which is nothing, but some agent provocateur-style bullshit courtesy of those who pull on the heartstrings and tap dance upon the minds of the masses.

Part II is to Come…

~ Rahbinah Rastaban

References:

[1] http://astrologyking.com/uranus-square-pluto/

The Realist Astrologer: Why I Don’t Write Generalized Horoscopes

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One of my pet peeves in the world of Astrology is the proliferation of generalized horoscopes. There are also a multitude of erroneous blog posts, Facebook status updates and Tweets dealing with the daily motion of the stars, planets, luminaries, etc. and how it applies to people on an individual level. For instance, just because transiting Mars is making a challenging aspect to transiting Venus does not mean that people on an individual level will face some strife in their personal relationships on that particular day. Aspects between transiting planets should be taken on a mundane level–i.e. reserved for whole populations, nations, the world, etc. Aspects between transiting planets are also used for horary, financial and electional astrology. To get a view of what can affect a person personally, an astrologer has to reference that person’s natal (birth) chart. Even events such as Mercury turning retrograde and solar/lunar eclipses may not directly impact an individual unless a sensitive point of the natal chart is triggered.

Any astrologer will tell you that not all Scorpios are created equally and the same goes for any zodiac sign. They will also tell you that one has to take the entire natal chart into account before making judgments, interpretations and forecasts. However, many still churn out these daily, weekly and monthly horoscopes that appeal to the masses even though they are not a reflection of reality or true Astrology for that matter. Sometimes these horoscopes contain a degree of accuracy, but more often than not, they don’t ring true for many folks. Some astrologers being all too aware of this pitfall will try to legitimize this practice by stating that the sign of one’s Ascendant and Moon can also apply to the particular horoscope. This in my opinion, is a weak attempt to reduce the margin of error that is inherent in generalized horoscopes.

It really irks me when some astrologers or horoscope writers include the house positions; a practice which is totally bogus since one only knows the actual house positions when given the time of birth. This practice of using the houses stems from placing the sign in question on the Ascendant and deriving the house positions from there. So for instance, the monthly horoscope email you receive may say that Venus is traveling through your 5th house, but in reality, according to your natal chart, Venus is actually moving through your 10th. This is why I can’t get down with this practice.

It’s this very practice that gives fodder to skeptics as they wag their finger at glaring inaccuracies. Generalized horoscopes also promote the ever-pervasive notion that Astrology is a mere form of entertainment for the masses.

I have been guilty of patronizing this questionable practice in my early days as I used to subscribe to Astrologer, Susan Miller’s monthly horoscope emails. Sure her horoscopes are semi-accurate for the most part and she even breaks the signs down by decanates (i.e. “if you were born between the 20th and 30th of April, read this section”), but they still do not produce the stunning revelations and jarring insight of an actual astrological forecast. There came a day when I had to unsubscribe since this practice is not in accordance with my belief system. I also found it disconcerting that the American Federation of Astrologers resorts to providing monthly horoscopes. These horoscopes are actually less accurate than Susan Miller’s.

So why do so many astrologers write these generalized horoscopes when they are aware that it is mostly bullshit? I believe it comes down to a need for consistent engagement. They want to keep customers, followers, and fans engaged and generalized horoscopes are the most common way to achieve this goal in this industry. It’s called Sun Sign Astrology, a watered down version of the real thing. Sun Sign Astrology is basically like this: “You’re a Leo, so for this week, all Leos will have some kind of difficulty at work”. As you can see, these blanket generalizations can’t possibly apply to every Leo under the Sun. Astrology represents Life and Life is never that simple. Sun Sign Astrology is a fairly new phenomenon, not arriving on the astrological scene until 1930. From Wikipedia: “The astrologer R. H. Naylor was claimed by his newspaper to have predicted the crash of the R101 airship. This led to pressure on Naylor to come up with a simplified system of astrology suitable for a newspaper column. After some experimentation, Naylor decided on sun signs”.  Thus, Sun Sign Astrology was created specifically for the masses and tailored for news publications. Sun Sign Astrology is idealism at its worst.

I cannot compromise my integrity and engage in the practice of writing generalized horoscopes even if it means an increase in website traffic or conversions to sales. I place a high value on authenticity, accuracy and the truth. Even if a major media publication offered me substantial compensation for providing this type of column, I would decline. It would be akin to selling my soul. Generalized horoscopes do the science and art that is Astrology a great disservice and many traditional astrologers like C.E.O Carter, John Frawley, and William Lilly have shunned the practice for this very reason. My aim is to uphold the integrity of Astrology and preserve some of its traditional rules and guidelines. I am after all a Capricorn (tradition, realism) rising with my Moon in Capricorn in the 1st. My Sun, Mercury, and Neptune are in Sagittarius (Honesty, Preservation) and Uranus (Truth) is on my Midheaven. Sure, I am somewhat of an idealist with all of that Sagittarian energy, but I am more of a staunch realist and I intend to stay that way.

~Rahbinah

sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_sign_astrology

 

Book Project: The Transit Cookbook

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For years I have struggled regarding the subject matter of my first published book. I have finally made a decision. My first published work will be in the genre of Astrology. The theme is planetary transits. Here are some reasons for coming to this decision:

  • A new, fresh perspective on planetary transits is long overdue.
  • I’m not completely satisfied with the transit books on the market.
  • The Astrology world needs a transit book that can be applied to more real world situations and circumstances.
  • I have yet to find a comprehensive and clear book on transits that include all of the transits of Chiron and the North Node as well as planetary contacts with natal Chiron and the Nodes.
  • Most if not all books on planetary transits do not include the minor aspects such as the semisquare, quincunx and sesquisquare. I will include these important aspects in my transit book.
  • Transits are in the realm of Predictive Astrology which is one of my specializations and I’m always looking for ways to improve my technique.
  • I need an extensive go-to reference book on planetary transits that reads more like a cookbook rather than a theoretical treatise.
  • I will use my own experience with transits as well as the experiences of others when compiling the entries for this book.

The last bullet point brings me to this invitation. All good academic books require extensive research and empirical evidence in order for the claims contained in the work to be substantiated. I am extending an invitation to anyone who is interested in participating in my research study on planetary transits. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Send me your birth information via email to Karma3675@aol.com. You do not have to provide your name. The birth information must include: date of birth, location (city and state), and the time of birth. You must know your birth time to be included in this research study. On the subject line write: “Transits Research Study”.
  • Upon receipt of your birth information, I will send you a graphic of your natal chart along with a computerized natal chart interpretation report. This will be confirmation that you have been accepted into this study.
  • I will send you a 2nd email with 4 questionnaire forms attached (1 for each week).
  • You will need to document your feelings, moods, what took place, any good or bad events, opportunities, challenges or problems, etc. over the course of 4 weeks.
  • You will complete the daily questionnaire and send your responses by the following Sunday of each week. You will be sent a total of 4 questionnaires, 1 for each week of the study.
  • Upon completion of the 4-week study, you will receive a $20 gift certificate to be used towards Tarot and Astrology readings featured on my Etsy shop (Readings by Rahbinah).
  • You agree to have your data included in the book. All participants will remain anonymous.

I am excited about this literary project and I anticipate that it will be approximately a year in the making. My goal is to have this book published by early 2017. Thank you in advance to all who are willing to participate and assist me with this major endeavor.

 

Namaste

 

~Rahbinah

Venus in Capricorn: Love You Long Time

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Venus is now in Capricorn, the workaholic of the Zodiac. For Venus in Capricorn, love and relationships may as well be forms of work. The blessing in this is that Venus in Capricorn will always be there when she is truly needed. She is ever so stable and responsible. It’s the day to day existence of a relationship and what she sees as trivial matters that can be the source of frustration for a Capricorn Venus’ partner, however. Venus in Capricorn is not one to be emotionally needy and she expects her mate to be just as self-sufficient.

She wants a partnership for life and she is apt to hang on to a lover in some way, shape, or form long after the relationship has died. This is Venus in Capricorn’s Achilles’s heel; it often being so hard for her to let go of the past. To the extreme, Venus in Capricorn can be a glutton for punishment and can be drawn to partners who set out to hurt and humiliate her. This is because for Capricorn, without a constant struggle, life really does not carry much meaning. On the other extreme, Venus in Cap can be the classic gold digger or executive who sleeps her way to the top.

She may be a bit emotionally distant, but she is very sentimental and will retain all of the little messages and gifts that you bestow upon her. She will be devoted to her career, but also her family. Sometimes she finds it hard to find the right balance between work and home with the latter often being on the losing end. Venus in Capricorn could easily find love in the workplace or somewhere along her career path. She’s of the few who could successfully be business partners with her spouse. Sexually, this she-goat can get down and dirty. She’s the epitome of “a lady in the streets and a freak in the bed”.

Financially, she is extremely resourceful, frugal and can be prone to miserliness. Money will only come through hard work in most cases, but she will have plenty of it. She is attracted to the classic, the vintage and the antique in terms of personal style. Rarely will you find her in busy dresses and skirts, yet she’s not necessarily a tomboy. She prefers clothing that is practical, comfortable and unassuming. Black and other utilitarian colors dominate her wardrobe. 

Venus in Sagittarius: The Sequined Goddess of Love

 

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Venus has now entered Sagittarius so it’s now time for her to do it up big. Venus in Sagittarius is forever in search of ideal conditions, albeit she’s not as anal as Venus in Virgo or as uncompromising as Venus in Pisces. If it’s the best however, Venus in Sag wants it. For Venus in Sagittarius it’s not so much about the monetary value of things as it is the quality and exclusivity. If this fiery Venus can snag an expensive item at half off because it was not favored by the masses, she feels like a winner. Venus in Sagittarius does not long for that which is ubiquitous, she wants the exotic, the rare, and the highly cherished. Sacred items can run the gamut from a prized medieval steel dagger to  a one-of-a kind purple 1972 Stingray Corvette. Oh yes, Venus in Sagittarius will not shy away from sports cars and sports in general come naturally to her. 

When it comes to relationships it’s best that you give this girl plenty of space. She may be a bit awkward when it comes to outward displays of affection, but she’s a tiger in the bedroom. Venus in Sag may not be into PDA, but behind closed doors her unbridled animal nature takes over. Venus in Sagittarius may have had many of lovers from Texas to Tibet, but she’s searching for the ideal and when she finds this special someone she will be more than happy to settle down for eternity. As long as Venus in Sagittarius has the freedom to be herself and space to grow (knocking things over in the process–clumsy Sag) she will be faithful. She has so much love to give so you better be ready to give as much in return. Venus in Sagittarius may blindly rush into a relationship or marriage over mere sexual chemistry only to wake up a few days later plotting on how they will make her exit. 

Believe it or not, Venus in Sagittarius has a high degree of morals and an unwavering sense of decency when it comes to her public life. She makes one helluva an attorney and an honest politician–if Venus is not afflicted by planets such as Pluto and Neptune. Venus in Sagittarius is lucky in matters of love and money. This is the type of woman who gets married a few months before her soulmate hits the Powerball Jackpot.  Her partner surprises her with expensive, yet meaningful gifts such as a vacation in Bali or a chef’s table dinner at a 5-star restaurant. Venus in Sagittarius just doesn’t receive however, she gives–a lot. Venus in Sag is very generous and when wealthy, can be quite the humble philanthropist. 

In terms of fashion and personal style, Venus in Sagittarius likes to stand out in a crowd. Venus in Sag loves colorful patterns, unique prints, and multi-cultural ensembles. Every time a fashion fad emerges that takes from a foreign influence like the 60’s Nehru jacket or those Chinese shoes from the 70’s it is Venus in Sagittarius at work. While being no stranger to extravagance, Venus in Sagittarius is just as likely to venture into a thrift shop as they are Nordstrom in an attempt to find clothing  which allows her to express what she views as her avant garde sensibilities. Of all the signs, Venus in Sagittarius (Leo coming  in at a close second) is the most mortified by showing up to a party and seeing someone with the same outfit. She sees herself as a goddess so how dare a mere mortal copy her style. Venus in Sagittarius is attracted to sequins, leathers, furs, and silks. She is one of the few who can pull off looks such as leather sweatpants that just wouldn’t make sense if others were to wear it. Venus in Sag loves a fine cashmere sweater, but her carelessness or lack of attention to detail, may result in its quick demise as she mindlessly tosses it in the washing machine.  She’s into exotic and foreign artwork and if she’s an artist her work will have a Universal appeal. 

 

~ Rahbinah

Venus in Scorpio: Creamy Espresso

 

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Venus has been immersed in Scorpio for some time now so it’s important that I get this post in before the Scorpion releases her from its nasty little claws. Venus is a little uncomfortable in this intense watery sign because of its raw, power-seeking, and all-consuming nature.  Venus in Scorpio is like adding Madagascar vanilla-infused cream to deep, dark, bold espresso. She’s bound to get totally consumed by what is most appealing and that which supplies the most power whether it is love, vocation or recreation.

It’s either all or nothing in relationships. You either love hard or you don’t love at all should be Venus in Scorpio’s motto. Rarely does one find Venus in Scorpio without some form of partner. She really does not like going it alone, albeit she is more than capable of doing so. People are inexplicably drawn to Venus in Scorpio so she has many opportunities to mate. Sexually, she can be well-versed in a multitude of erotic techniques. However, her responses may be tightly under her control. This is where Venus can either become the dominatrix or willing submissive when taken to extremes. 

Venus in Scorpio possesses a natural talent for getting others to invest in her success and well-being. Venus in Scorpio is the wife who becomes wealthy through marriage and/or divorce. She’s a good money manager and others entrust her with their nest eggs. 

In terms of fashion, Venus in Scorpio needs to make bold statements through her apparel. Dark colors are preferred to pastels. Black, rich reds, wines and sultry browns dominate her wardrobe. Hairstyles change with the seasons and her emotional landscapes. Venus in Scorpio is certainly not afraid to cut her substantial locks. When she goes through a break up, economic downturn, or some other critical event, her hairstyle will change accordingly. There’s always an edgy element to her style. Venus in Scorpio also has a tendency to adorn herself with tattoos and piercings as a way to express her intense persona. 

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Sagittarius: Freewheeling via Purposeful Free-Willing

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Since we are at the final day of Sagittarius, I thought I’d better do a write up about the fiery archer, the sign that I was born under (Dec 5th). In true Sagittarian fashion, I have procrastinated to the very end when it came to writing this post, but today I just couldn’t let this season pass without representing my sign, the 9th sign of the zodiac. The 3rd and final fire sign that represents freedom, growth, expansion, higher education, philosophy, spirituality, religion, the law, wealth, abundance, generosity, faith, optimism, and aspirations. Sagittarius rules long-range travel and exotic locales. It upholds truth, ethics, and morality. 

I love being a Sagittarius even with all of its flaws (namely procrastination, recklessness, irresponsibility, excess, wantonness, and insensitivity). Of course as an archer my end goal is freedom. When freedom is coupled with a healthy dose of responsibility and discipline what you get is essentially Freewheeling via purposeful Free-Willing–what it truly means to live as a Self-actualized Sagittarius. Many successful Sagittarians have done it through the physical/animal (i.e. sports, entertainment), an equal amount through the human/spiritual (i.e. spirituality, religion). I am of the latter cohort; my spiritual advising practice being my mode of Free-Willing. 

I feel that I am almost there. I was recently laid off from a position that began to become increasingly oppressive. I was thankful for the dismissal. The company I worked for engaged in some downsizing and me and another worker within my department were let go. Our positions were “no longer needed” is what we were told. I knew I was at the end before the lay off occurred so I wasn’t dismayed. I had been circulating my resume for a few months prior.

Unfortunately, I am still not in a financial position to do what I love 24/7 so I had to transition into another job. I went on a few interviews prior to finding my current job, received a few job offers, but none of them seemed to be the right fit. The Sun and Mercury were transiting my house of career (10th house)  at the time so I knew that I was primed to get something quickly. I also knew that I had some cosmic leeway in terms of being able to sift through the job offers that seemed too confining. After doing a 2nd job spell (the first spell producing a job offer within 3 days, but I ended up declining due to the incompatible energy present at the company), I ended up choosing to work for a small private school doing basic accounting work. It’s a 2-person department including myself. I am the assistant to the Controller. The icing on the cake is that it’s a part-time position, working 27.5 hours a week. “30 hours a week or less” was one of the conditions of my job spell. The pay is decent and administration is laid back and flexible. The private school is in an affluent area. It is within a mountainous community peppered with spacious 4-car garage, southwestern style homes. My short commute is scenic with expansive vistas of brick red rock which provide the backdrop for that nook of the valley. It’s a perfect set up for my Sagittarian nature. My job’s surrounding environment exudes wealth, expansiveness, and abundance. Paradise Valley, Arizona is right outside of Phoenix, but once you enter the small city, it feels like you’re  being transported into a mystical time and space. I call it “Bedrock” as in The Flintstones cartoon. I’m sure that a lot of Arizona natives take Paradise Valley for granted, but since I’m a transplant from the East Coast, even 9 years after my sojourn, the desert landscape still takes my breath away. The part-time hours challenge me to aim higher and expand as far as my business is concerned. 

I’m taking a risk by accepting this part-time job, but I also have several ways of earning money. I’m at a cross roads right now astrologically and January will be a pivotal month with transiting Pluto in Capricorn landing on my natal Moon  and transiting Saturn landing on my Neptune and Sun in Sagittarius. I’m toying around with the idea of leasing some part-time office space. I was toying around with the idea of doing some area swap meets, but the cards said ‘meh” so that arrow will remain in my quiver. 

If you have been following my blog for some time you will know by now that I detest the whole 9 to 5, better, 9 to 6 paradigm. I would think that most Sagittarians do. Perhaps a Sagittarius could find happiness in a 9 to 6 with high pay, full benefits and plenty of freedom and flexibility. However, those kinds of jobs are hard to come by. This archer right here needs to do her own thing ultimately, 24/7. Now that I’m 40 and  the ticking of my entrepreneurial clock can no longer be ignored, I must be willing to take bigger risks for the chance of bigger returns. The worst that can happen is that I would have to succumb to full time employment if my business ideas do not work out. Right now, that is not even an option though. 

Time to pull back that bow and aim for the brightest star and if I should miss the 1st or even 2nd time around, I’ll still have plenty of arrows. Sagittarius has an endless supply. 

~ Rahbinah

Gemini Full Moon: Busy Body

full-moon-gemini post.jpgThe Gemini Full Moon is a busy body with many small concerns and trivial matter.

Over the next couple of days, expect a lot of chatter.

Friends and relatives will be in your midst.

On stimulating conversation you will subsist.

A multitude of details is bound to distract.

It’s up to you to stay on track and keep your eyes on the bigger picture.

This Full Moon can make your ideas richer and more vast.

Dreams seem approachable and change comes upon you fast.

Use this Full Moon to incite necessary discourse.

And while though it might be tempting, try not to put the cart before the horse. 

~ Rahbinah

The Centaur Experience: 10 Signs that I am a Sagittarius

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  1. When I was a little child I would fantasize that my bed was a train that would take me to far off destinations while I slept. 
  2. I was at the top of my bible school class as a child even though I hated getting up early for church.
  3. I’ve always felt that I was supposed to be wealthy despite my humble beginnings. I bought my first Powerball Lottery ticket on my 18th birthday.  
  4. When in college, I would devour the religious and spirituality books in the university library on my downtime. I also took an Intro to the Bible course as an elective. 
  5. During one semester I started my classes two weeks late not realizing the semester had begun. 
  6. During the same college semester I only showed up to French class twice and still earned an A. 
  7. In 1997 I spent time with my favorite celebrity after trying to meet him for 3 years. I was a serious fanatic. Mission Accomplished!
  8. In 2006 I relocated from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Phoenix, Arizona even though I knew no one there and did not have a job. 
  9. In 2009 I established my Spiritual Advising practice despite having a bachelor and masters degree in Business Administration.
  10. I value freedom so much that I’ve only been employed about 13 out of the 22 years of my adult life preferring self-employment to any well paying job. 

~ Rahbinah