Book Project: The Transit Cookbook

writer_woman_beach

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

Bill Cosby At a Glance: Does He Have What it Takes?

Portrait of Bill Cosby smoking a cigar. --- Image by © CORBIS

Portrait of Bill Cosby smoking a cigar. — Image by © CORBIS

Before I get into the discussion regarding Bill Cosby’s astrological profile I must make the following disclaimer:

According to Astro-Databank, the source of Bill Cosby’s natal chart, Bill Cosby’s actual birth time could not be verified and thus his natal chart was given a Rodden Rating of DD which stands for Dirty Data. As a result, certain aspects of Bill Cosby’s natal chart will not be discussed such as his Ascendant, Midheaven and houses. The degree of his Moon in Virgo will remain in question as well. With that being said, still much insight can be gleaned from his chart.

There are certain aspects in Bill Cosby’s natal chart which would make him in my opinion capable of committing the sexual crimes in which over 40 women to date have alleged. I will discuss these aspects briefly below starting with the most benign.

Sun in Cancer sextile Moon in Virgo

This aspect has provided Bill Cosby with many opportunities to groom and mentor women. The fact that Cancer and Virgo are involved reinforces the theme of helping or mentoring women.

Sun in Cancer conjunct Pluto in Cancer

This aspect can lead to prominence in one’s life and Bill Cosby is certainly no exception. Sun conjunct Pluto can also denote one who wields a great deal of influence over others. The darker manifestation of this aspect can deal with operating under the radar due to motivations that center on what society would deem criminal or taboo. The fact that his Sun and Pluto are in Cancer underscores the theme of his manipulation of women.

Sun in Cancer semisquare Venus in Gemini

With Sun semisquare Venus, Bill Cosby may have a difficult time respecting others as individuals and is more likely to see others as an extension of himself, or worse objects. There could be a lack of boundaries and mutual respect at play with this aspect–especially with respect to his relationships with women. This aspect can also deal with a man who has a difficult time being faithful especially since Venus is in Gemini which can deal with an appetite for different women. Furthermore, in a male chart, this aspect can deal with the tendency to lose sight of one’s purpose or role when in the face of attractive females.

Mercury in Cancer conjunct Pluto in Cancer

Mercury in bed with Pluto can point to someone who harbors dark or taboo thoughts. This kind of person may also know how to operate under the radar and avoid arousing the suspicion of others. Thus, with this aspect Bill Cosby has a mind that is prone to plotting, manipulation and Svengali tactics. In the darkest most literal sense, Mercury conjunct Pluto can deal with a mind that is geared toward overpowering others.

Moon in Virgo sextile Mars in Scorpio

This aspect can deal with Bill Cosby’s ability to meet new women and bring them under his tutelage. This can point to an ease with being alone with women as a result of gaining their trust. Again, I am seeing Svengali tendencies with this aspect–especially with respect to young women. Sexually, this aspect can point to him being attracted to women who appear weak, vulnerable or helpless.

Moon in Virgo trine Jupiter in Capricorn

This aspect in the most simplest terms is Bill Cosby being blessed with many opportunities to be in the company of different women–many of whom are looking for growth (Jupiter) in terms of their careers (Capricorn) This aspect also points to Bill Cosby’s ability to meet women from all over the world. He was also able to come across as a man of integrity and high principles–but certainly not so now. A dark manifestation of this otherwise positive aspect could be an insatiable appetite for women that becomes an ambition and the propensity to be a philanderer.

Moon in Virgo trine Uranus in Taurus

Moon trine Uranus can deal with a man being a magnet for different women and with Uranus in Taurus–a lot of these women could be strikingly attractive. We know that Bill Cosby allegedly targeted models and aspiring actresses. Uranus can also deal with being tall in stature which reinforces the model theme. I feel that this aspect also points to Cosby’s involvement with the Playboy Mansion and his friendship with Hugh Hefner since Uranus deals with that which goes against the norm and Playboy when first published certainly went against the norm. Uranus also deals with friendships and groups and one could say that the Playboy jet set were a unique group of prominent men. Moon in Virgo can deal with seeking perfection in women, an impossible ideal which Playboy has consistently tried to uphold.

Moon in Virgo conjunct Neptune in Virgo

In Cosby’s case, this aspect can deal with the drugging of women in the most literal sense because Neptune deals with intoxicating substances and the Moon deals with women. His Moon being in Virgo, points to Cosby’s involvement with women who were seeking his help or mentorship.  Most of these women were young in age at the time that these incidents allegedly occurred which is another characteristic of Moon in Virgo (youthful women). Neptune is not just the planet of intoxication, it is also the planet of sleep. Most reports of Bill Cosby’s alleged crimes involved the women waking up from sleep or unconsciousness and feeling violated. Also with this Moon-Neptune conjunction Cosby may have yearned for the perfect woman and perhaps a woman was only perfect in his eyes when asleep or unconscious.

What’s also interesting is that Cosby has two Grand Trines both involving his Moon. Grand Trines can point to one being self-contained, some kind of renegade or where something is being kept tightly under wraps barring any outside interference. Grand Trines can give a person free reign to do as they wish in certain areas of life.

Venus in Gemini sextile Saturn in Aries

This aspect provided Bill Cosby with plenty of opportunities to help women and become something of a mentor or parental figure. Saturn’s influence would have enabled him to gain the trust of numerous women. Saturn also deals with Cosby’s professional status which gave him credibility and respect.

Saturn can represent something that is severely lacking in one’s life and as a result it leads to a tendency for the person to overcompensate. With Cosby’s Saturn in Aries, he may have never felt that he was man enough and this could have stemmed from his relationship with his father. As a result, he may have been compelled to overcompensate in the area of sexual gratification. Most will agree that overcompensation tends to take things too far.

Mars in Scorpio sextile Neptune in Virgo

This is to me one of the most incriminating aspects of Cosby’s natal chart by far. On the surface it could simply point to a strong drive and effort to make it in show business/acting that pays off. However, this aspect is also in my opinion, what enabled Bill Cosby to utilize an intoxicating liquid (Neptune) concoction to feed (Virgo) to unsuspecting women as an attempt to have sex (Mars) whilst being overpowered (Scorpio). This aspect alone points to the ability to manipulate, drug and then subjugate through rape or sexual assault. I’m not saying that I’m 100% positive that he is guilty, but this aspect certainly makes those allegations extremely plausible. Remember, Scorpio deals with taboos including rape and Cosby’s Mars is in Scorpio. Mars and Neptune together can also point to using deceptive means to get sex.

Mars in Scorpio opposition Uranus in Taurus

While this aspect is very wide in orb (8 degrees), it still wields some influence in Cosby’s life namely in the form of him having alternative or perverse sexual desires. Since Taurus deals with possession, Cosby may have a sexual desire to possess women, but only temporarily since Uranus is involved. There’s also an element of danger interwoven in this aspect so perhaps Cosby would get aroused by the risks that he was taking when attempting to subjugate women to his will.

The Asteroid Lilith

Lilith glyph

Bill Cosby has some interesting aspects with the asteroid Lilith. According to Astrology, Lilith represents rebellion, sexual prowess and that which is taboo. Lilith is also about being a pariah or social outcast.

Lilith in Sagittarius quintile Moon in Virgo

With Cosby’s Lilith residing in Sagittarius, he has a great deal to lose by allowing himself to be ruled by his lower passions. This could deal with a sort of fall from grace where he is given saintly status at one point in his life and later demonized as a result of some scandal. With Cosby’s Lilith in quintile to his Moon, he was given special privileges and treatment where his relationship with women were concerned. He may possess a special talent for gaining women’s trust and making them feel secure in his presence. It is this special talent which would grant him carte blanche to become sexually aggressive with these women.

Lilith in Sagittarius opposition Venus in Gemini

This aspect between Lilith and Venus can deal with both Cosby’s inclination towards unbridled, deviant sex acts with numerous women and his subsequent fall from grace once the women began speaking out and filing charges. This aspect can also deal with having to pay out large sums of money as a way to quiet some of the women making these allegations.

Lilith in Sagittarius trine Saturn in Aries

This aspect between Lilith and Saturn could give Cosby the motivation to sexually assault women since Saturn is in Aries and this placement can deal with overcompensating for a lack of masculinity. This could certainly be true for Cosby since he has a great deal of feminine energy in his chart (Sun, Mercury, Pluto in Cancer, Moon in Virgo, Mars in Scorpio). Also, as mentioned previously, his professional status greatly enabled him to live out his deviant sexual desires.

Lilith in Sagittarius trine Pluto in Cancer

This aspect can certainly point to sexual proclivities that border or center on overpowering women. This aspect could also enable him to engage in these deviant activities without being detected. Furthermore, since Pluto deals with prominence, Cosby’s celebrity status also facilitated his ability to engage in criminal behavior and remain untouchable. As of today, Bill Cosby has never been criminally charged for the acts that over 20 women have alleged he committed.

A Few Other Points

In terms of Chaldean numerology, Bill Cosby is a 12 which means Sacrifice/Victim. 12 also breaks down to 3 which has the same vibration as the planet Jupiter. Thus, one could say that Cosby suffers from a God/Zeus complex and women have been victimized (allegedly) in the process. 3 is prone to excess and as stated above a sizable number of women have came forward with these allegations. Furthermore, Bill Cosby’s North Node is in Sagittarius which means that in this lifetime he has to try to live a life of temperance, high morals, and faith. The flipside of these Sagittarian virtues are excess, wantonness, a lack of discipline and over-indulgence so he could really go either way; it’s his choice. With Cosby’s South Node being in Gemini, the hardest South Node of all, he most likely faced constant temptation to do wrong even though he knew better. His immediate environment as well as his close associations could have fueled his predacious drive.

Summary

The purpose of this post was to show the planetary energies at work that could have enabled Bill Cosby to commit the sexually deviant acts in which he has been accused. A natal chart cannot indicate whether a person is actually guilty or innocent. However, it can show the propensities, tendencies and motivations of the particular individual in question. I believe that Bill Cosby’s natal chart does show that he is very capable of committing the crime of drugging women in order to take advantage of them sexually. The proof is in the astrological pudding if one knows where to look.

Cosby

-Rahbinah

Relationships: Fate, Destiny and Astrological Aspects

chakra lovers

As a spiritual advisor I often receive questions regarding love, relationships, soul mates, etc. This should come as no surprise given the fact that most people have hopes and ambitions of finding a life partner. What most people do not realize and what I try to convey is that we all come into this life with predisposed inclinations toward a particular kind of relationship and partner. This is most evident by the examination of one’s natal chart. The relationship patterns indicated in the chart are hard-wired into the psyche and these patterns will manifest in some way through the outside world. For instance, a person born with their Venus in tight square, opposition, quincunx or sesquisquare with Uranus will more often than not have a difficult time forming a long-term commitment (The conjunction can also produce this effect in some people as well). On the other hand, it may be very easy for this same person to enter into many short-term relationships or flings. In fact, the latter may certainly contribute to the former since the native when in a committed relationship will often be tempted to stray through the ease of forming of new friendships and associations. Men in particular will have a very difficult time with monogamy and commitment with Venus in challenging aspect to Uranus for it is too easy for them to meet new lovers. Now if the Venus/Uranus native is determined to have a long-term commitment the vibration of this aspect will still be present and it is likely to manifest in one or more of the following ways:

  • Great compromises to be made in the name of maintaining one or both of the partners’ level of independence and individuality.
  • Being in a very unique or unconventional relationship/marriage such as marrying cousins or a polyamorous union.
  • A relationship that is fraught with sudden upsets, break ups and a great deal of unpredictability yet somehow the couple manages to stay together long-term.
  • A sexless or emotionally vapid marriage/partnership
  • A marriage or partnership that results in a total upheaval of one’s life–whether for good or bad.

Venus in challenging aspect to Uranus applies to Synastry/Compatibility charts as well and the dynamic may even be more pronounced depending on the tightness of the aspect. A tight opposition between one partner’s Venus and the other’s Uranus for instance can indicate a short romance that begins with a bang and comes to a sudden halt. Now this Venus/Uranus configuration may be able to be overcome entirely once the native achieves spiritual evolution or at least a full understanding of their Divinely-inspired purpose. However, this is still quite rare even in this present day. Most people go through life seeking a fulfilling relationship not being aware of the inherent challenges and limitations unique to their fate. Venus in challenging aspect to Uranus or any aspect for that matter is the Fate, Destiny is what you choose to do with those aspects. Thus, Destiny can be altered at any time, albeit within the parameters of Fate (natal chart aspects).

It would seem that most people do not want to do the work that comes along with creating your Destiny as far as relationships are concerned. Most people just want to step into a “turn-key” relationship. This is a relationship that is ready-made that requires little to no effort. Only certain people will be afforded the luxury of a turn-key relationship. Yes, some people are just lucky in love or you can view it as an accumulation of good relationship karma. These fortunate folks establish the model that others aspire to. You can also call the turn-key relationship a “fairytale romance”. When people fall short of achieving this turn-key relationship, they become dejected not realizing that they’ve been given a different kind of Fate.

This brings me back to the readings I do for people. I always try to help my clients understand the underlying reasons for why they face such hardship in love and relationships. I take it back to the source which in my opinion is the natal chart. I don’t just address the symptoms. I get down to the root cause and this often leads me to the topic of past lives/reincarnation. Knowledge of Self is paramount when it comes to understanding why we are drawn to certain types of people and certain kinds of relationships. For those who are blessed with the ease of a turn-key relationship, more power to you. For the rest of us, relationships may be the process by which we achieve self-discovery and self-actualization through the mirror that is one’s significant other.

_____________________________________________________________________________________