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Boo hoo. Everyone is feeling so sorry for Kelly Rippa of LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL except Regis Philbin, to whom she hasn’t spoken since he left as her co-host. But that was different. He got fired. Michael Strahan is going on to a bigger better paycheck at GOOD MORNING AMERICA, and she isn’t. So she’s throwing a little tantrum and staying home (from her $15 million a year job). I call that unprofessional. Okay, they didn’t tell her months in advance. It’s just business. Likely it wasn’t her co-host’s decision. He works for ABC. Is this a little payback?

Yes, it is. Kelly is a Libra with a Libra Moon and Uranus (adds Aquarius to the equation) so she doesn’t like people to know when she’s upset. This is the passive/aggressive sign. Libra, in general, usually plots and gets you back later. So, trust me, Kelly’s acting out — Kelly is unhappy. I say there’s a little more going on here than we know at this point.

I’m expecting to see a predictive aspect with Mercury (her reputation) getting hit. But no. The only thing I see is Mars (always the bad guy) inconjunct Saturn (work/health). So there needs to be an adjustment. Not the worst of the aspects at all. The story is told by her Neptune going out of sign (unusual for an outer planet) and squaring her Nodes, North and South. The nodes are karma — what goes around, comes around. And this is no short hike. Outer planets move very, very slowly. I’m wondering if there is any truth to the rumors that ABC is expanding GMA to three hours and poof her little show is history. And with it goes Kelly. ‘Cause they haven’t exactly included her in their plans, right?

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I wanted to be one of those people that forgave Kim Kardashian for her sex tape. I think we’re all in agreement it was orchestrated. But the past is the past. Or is it? Kim posted a selfie (not this one) yesterday that I found really consistent with her former image of sex for sale. She always teases her way around it, but this seems right out there — in your face. And then she got defensive over a tweet by Better Midler, “Kim Kardashian tweeted a nude selfie today. If Kim wants us to see a part of her we’ve never seen, she’s gonna have to swallow the camera.” And Kim came back with the decidedly un-classy response of “sorry I’m late to the party guys I was busy cashing my 80 million video game check & transferring 53 million into our joint account.” Sexually frustrated, Kim?

What in an astrology chart accounts for this behavior, because it’s in there? Kim is a Libra with Pluto/Saturn conjunct her Sun. So that Sun is a little Scorpio (Pluto’s ruler) and can you see it in the stinging response? And highly ambitious with the Capricorn influence (Saturn’s ruler) and, by the way square to Libra completely corrupting it’s qualities. So the ambition is at any cost? Libra is modest. Kim Kardashian is not.

Another notable factor in her chart is the two focal planets (two planets oppose each other and the focal planet squares both) –Neptune and Mars. From “Dynamics of Aspect Analysis” regarding Neptune as a focal planet, “Dealing with practical realities may seem to demanding and unfulfilling… ” And Mars, “…a nervy, high-strung disposition too much prone towards mental irritability to efficiently settle down and work long and hard.”

And finally we have Jupiter conjunct Venus normally characterized as things you want but Jupiter there always over blows it. It becomes big — sometimes too big. You want people to think you’re sexy, but this way?

Kim is currently and has been for a very long time in a positive Jupiter period. When you’re in Jupiter and everything is going your way, you can do a lot of good for the world. You can be a big influence. And you should want to be. Your heart should be so full of gratitude that you’re just bursting at the seams to spread the wealth. Her good fortune continues until, hold your breath, 2033. Sounds like forever, but she’s only forty-three. At that time, her predictive Sun is conjunct malefic Neptune. So what deception will be going on? It could be health or wealth or many other things, but the good times will be over. Money cannot fix a bad astrology chart. Ask Michael Jackson.

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The Oscars had no black nominees in the major acting categories for the last two years. Black people complained and the Academy took note promising to make long overdue changes. Wasn’t that enough? Speaking as a women, the biggest minority out there. We knew, girls, it would be a black president before a women. Of course, we knew that. So would we have been happy with the Academy’s response. Yes. Right?

Chris Rock, the emcee of last night’s ceremony, The Academy Awards, thought, no. No the Academy changing their way of doing business was not enough and, by the way, women don’t need to be represented separately as in Female Actor and Male Actor. No, he thought it should be Black Actor (men and women?) and White Actor. Maybe it was a joke. I wasn’t laughing.

Chris Rock is an Aquarius and one of the funniest people on the planet — not necessarily an Aquarian trait. But here is where it gets extreme. Your Venus is almost always in the sign in front or behind you — or in your own sign as Chris’ is. His Venus is in Aquarius and so is his Mercury. That means he can be a bit chilly and detached since that’s a lot of Aquarius, arguably the most cool sign in the zodiac. Then we have the focal planets. He has the movie star combo of Sun (the world evolves around me) and Venus (unloved and unlovable) and Mercury (verbally abusive). He also has a very dangerous combination of the personal planet Mars conjunct two malefic outer planets — Pluto and Uranus. These people can be mean at heart. Please take note of this if you see it.

My question is, is Chris Rock funny because he’s so detached and unsympathetic? Were the people that were nominated energetically cheated out of their moment because of the relentless white guilt dialogue? We expected him to address the issue. But did he go too far? I would really like your opinion on this. Hollywood appears to be ignoring it. All night I kept thinking, why don’t we have The White Awards, because, hey, we can’t? The last thing Chris Rock said, was be sure to watch the BET Awards. Too much?

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Are you over Kanye West and his bragging and his inflated ego? I am. Apparently his new album, “The Life of Pablo,” has gotten nine out of ten stars in PITCHFORK. But to see where this is all going, I ran his chart. And the news is not good.

Kanye is a Gemini with Jupiter in Gemini. Jupiter conjunct his Sun equals fortunate birth. So he fits right in with the Jupiter-blessed Kardashians. When he married Kim he had a negative Mercury aspect and his mouth was problematic. But now? Not so much. He also has three personal planets in Taurus: Mercury, Venus and Mars. And as if I haven’t said this enough, a Venus/Mars conjunction can play havoc with your sexuality. It’s the push/pull phenomenon. Read your own definition in here. And it lends a very strong money vibe. So it is about the money with Kanye. Cancer rising? A very difficult ascendent remembering that the negative traits of the sign tend to come through here. The one I notice the most, well, two, laziness and covetousness. He doesn’t seem lazy at all, but who knows? The other? I’m feeling that.

Currently he has not much going on in his predictive chart. However the future brings predictive Sun (him) sextile (positive) Mercury (his mouth). Predictive Mercury trining Neptune (creativity) and Jupiter (luck). Ah. A positive Jupiter aspect. We’re stuck with a lot more Kanye. And the Kardashians. And Kanye. And the Kardashians. I’m hallucinating.

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I’ve seen this before and it’s always confusing. Usually you get bad aspects and a negative event will occur. It’s something you don’t want to happen. You don’t chose it. You don’t like it. But I’ve also seen negative aspects where the person causes their own catastrophe. And every time I wonder why?

Johnny Depp is a Gemini Sun placed in the 11th House of Aquarius. This appears to be where he gets his unusual approach to attire. Aquarius always goes against the grain. He has a major Grand Earth Trine — one of the luckiest configurations in astrology. And he has six of the ten planets involved in it. So this is a huge part of his personality — that things come easily for him — especially material things. But, isn’t there always one? He has a Capricorn Moon which for men is the Moon that allows women to bring you down. These men always move up the social rankings until they hit that woman — the Catherine Zeta Jones — the Amal Alamuddin — the Angelina Jolie. So will Amber Heard be that girl for him? Because he looked like hell at The Grammys last night while performing with The Hollywood Vampires. Alice Cooper looked better.

What is causing this dip in his coolness? Was he drunk at The Grammy’s? He currently has predictive Mercury (your reputation) square (yep, the bad one) his natal Venus/Mercury. Does this Venus involvement point to her? She’s looking great.

My prediction: He’ll recover. He has a long history to fall back on — unless Amber is his downfall. Though she doesn’t quite fit the ranks of these other girls. So will there be another — even more deadly seductress in his future?

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Rob Kardashian, the youngest member of the Kardashian family, has a new girlfriend, Blac Chyna. There’s a bit of bad blood since she is also the former girlfriend and Baby Mama of Tyga, Kylie Kardashian’s current boyfriend. And somebody slept with somebody I’m not sure who or what. Are you keeping up? Sooooo is this interloper, Blac Chyna, just trying to piss off this famous reality family or is she for real?

Rob is a Pisces with a Pisces Mercury. He’s a sensitive guy. His Moon is in charming Libra so it’s unusual when he does anything controversial. His Venus is in the not-so-warm-and-fuzzy sign of Aquarius. He doesn’t fall in love easily. And with Venus as a focal planet he feels unloved and unlovable — which totally accounts for his 100 pound weight gain. He’s not the most confident person and to expand on that, his Venus placement makes him not all that trusting. So this is a big move for him. Is he making a mistake?

Blac Chyna is a Taurus which is Rob’s Mars placement. That’s good. It’s a connection. And Taurus (earth sign) and Pisces (water sign) are completely compatible. Blac, or do you call her Chyna, has her Moon in the sign of Pisces. So she’s a compassionate person — not all that interested in the reality of the situation. And Rob’s size? Probably doesn’t bother her at all. Pisces are like that. They’ll never hold superficial traits against you. And a Sun/Moon connection is another good thing. She also has the fortunate Sun/Jupiter conjunction so she fits right in with the always lucky (and Jupiter blessed) Kardashian clan. Her Venus is in the another air sign, Gemini. So these two may have a little problem believing in each other. But all couples have something they have to deal with. You can’t find a person with a perfect chart. It doesn’t happen.

I like these two together, but there’s a problem. Isn’t there always one? Currently Rob has his predictive Sun opposition his Moon — not a happy camper. And his predictive Venus (how you love someone) is square to his Saturn creating restrictions. Overall this isn’t the chart of a person who is going to find the love of their life. It doesn’t keep one from hooking up, but it does make it difficult to find love — because these negative aspects tend to make most of us cranky — especially when they aspect the Moon — your feelings.

Blac Chyna is also experiencing less than perfect timing. I wish we could just overcome this, but astrology is meant to tell you when to move forward and when to hold back. She has two squares: Her predictive Venus to her natal Moon and her predictive Mercury to her natal Moon. That’s a lot of lunur madness. Aspects to your Moon will make you emotional even if it’s not your natural inclination. Mercury could also bring her bad press. People will be inclined to see this as opportunistic — even if it’s not. And she’s dealing with Chris Jenner who, according to rumor, holds Rob’s purse strings. This is where Chyna’s iron will determination will serve her well. She won’t slink off.

But can these two make it as a couple? I’m going to say that the odds are against them. They have a lot to overcome. Eventually the aspects will change. But for now, they are the definition of a star-crossed couple. The timing isn’t right.

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Madonna, well, she’s Madonna. But did you know that she had a 29 year favorable period in astrology. Quite unusual. Not many people will ever experience this — Mel Gibson (you remember when his was over), Bernie Madoff (yeah, that) and Tony Robbins still going. Could we forget Kim Kardashian and Chris Jenner? Still going. But one day the good times stop and these rarified people return to the real world with the rest of us and all our bullshit problems.

In Madonna’s case, it actually happened late in 2013. She’s been under the radar for over two years. We don’t really know how she’s been affected. But lately stuff is surfacing. She’s been over two hours late to two of her concerts, she has appeared to be drunk and she’s talking in a Tennessee accent or at least her version of it. Not the end of the world. But if you think about it Madonna hasn’t had much controversy — that wasn’t purposely generated by her — throughout her career.

Madonna has a Leo Sun, Venus and Uranus — great for show business. And Uranus helped her bring a unique persona to the table. Her Moon is in exacting Virgo. And her Mars is in stubborn Taurus. She has Virgo rising. Those people don’t miss anything.

Happening to her now is predictive Mars (the great leveler) is squaring her Pluto (death, the underworld, the subconscious, power and control). This is going to be going on longer than usual. Because Pluto is such a slow moving planet, it first squared her natal and then her predictive Pluto. So expect more than just a custody battle over her son, Rocco. Probably more than we know is going on, but some of it should also bubble to the surface. This is a nasty aspect that lasts until 2029.

Would you take a 29 year free ride and then deal with a 16 year holocost? I don’t know if I would. Those negative cycles are bad enough when they last one to two and a half years. This rare happening will be a bitch to get through. Is it worth it? If you are experiencing one disaster after another, you, too, may be in a negative cycle. But, as I said, for normal people they only last a few years then you get your life back together. However during those times, you may want to slow down on the new projects.

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Everyone probably has a David Bowie story, and I have a little one. I was going to meetings — you know the ones you’re not supposed to talk about — with my girlfriend who was a “meeting” groupie. I was sort of her groupie. Anyway we went to the Log Cabin (famous Beverly Hills meeting) because she believed David Bowie would be there. We were late, of course. And there was only one chair left. She told me to take it because she was with her boyfriend. Well, guess what? It was empty because David Bowie was sitting next to it. I didn’t see him. Until I sat down and he moved as far away from me as he could and still sit in his seat. Then I noticed him. That was sort of unflattering. But I sucked it up. And my friend who was standing right behind me — never saw David Bowie!?!?

Later in the meeting, when I guess he realized I was not there to bother him, he not only sat back in his folding chair, he sat back on my shoulder — leaning against it. I had no idea what to do so we sat the remainder of the meeting in that position.

David Bowie is a Capricorn with his Mars and Mercury there. His Moon is in the show business sign of Leo. His Venus in Sagittarius. They want their partners to be their friends. And his Mars is in Capricorn. Aquarius was his rising sign. What made him so special? Nothing. No astrology chart makes you special. It’s what you’re given growing up — the support you get and the choices you make. That’s all. You can be a super star with an easy chart or a hard chart.

At his death, David had predictive Mars conjunct Mercury. It isn’t reported yet what kind of cancer killed him. But because transiting Pluto was conjunct his Mars (that nasty little aspect plagued me for 2 1/2 years and also almost killed me in a car accident) and his natal Mercury, I’m wondering what Mercury had to do with it. Pluto is death and Mars (besides being cars) just messes with your life. It will be curious to see if Mercury has some meaning for him in the end.

Good night Ziggy Stardust.

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Scott Weiland was lead singer for STONE TEMPLE PILOT, VELVET REVOLVER and currently WILDABOUTS, but his drug habit followed him everywhere until last night. Because he died. Can you see this in an astrology chart? Yes. I’ve said this before. You can get away with a lot until your astrology chart turns negative and then you pay — on some level. You don’t have to die, but you can. You need to know when those negative times are coming up, and for everyone’s sake, clean up your act during that time if no other. All the rehabs weren’t as important as this one would have been. Because while Pluto can kill you, it can also raise you from the ashes and you are reborn. It’s a double-edged sword.

Scott was a Scorpio, the sign that rules death. Often Scorpio people see an unusual amount of it in their lifetime. His Mercury and Neptune were in that sign also. That makes Neptune conjunct his Sun. Pisces (Neptune’s sign) rules drugs. There’s no other Pisces in his chart, but Neptune conjunct Sun lends that Pisces flavor. And I don’t have his time, so he could have Pisces rising. His Moon is in the show-biz sign of Leo, and his Mars is in exalted Capricorn. No focal planets. But also no air signs. That’s a little surprising since we would think that a rock star would be flying around with no connection to earth. Not this guy. He was very materially oriented. Another reason we would expect him to stick around and not risk his life. Additions are a bitch. And we don’t know his full story. There was a lot of pain there.

At the time of his death, Scott’s progressed Sun was square (the most difficult angle) his natal Pluto (yes, as ruler of Scorpio it also rules the end of your life). So he definitely had aspects that would allow him to die. This was a dangerous time for him. This was the time that his bad habits would no longer be tolerated by the Universe. Rest in peace, Scott.

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It doesn’t get any clearer than this. Charlie Sheen is HIV positive and it’s right here in his astrology chart.

Charlie Sheen, former star of TWO AND A HALF MEN and current star of ANGER MANAGEMENT, author of the phrase ‘winning’ when he really wasn’t, possessor of a natal chart with Jupiter in the 2nd House of Money, has Sun, Uranus and Pluto in Virgo. Note the Sun/Pluto connection. His Moon is in the mouthy sign of Sagittarius. His Venus is in Libra, its rulership, and his Mars is in the dark sign that rules all things sexual, Scorpio. It’s conjunct Neptune which rules drugs.

Charlie also has six focal planets, Saturn (ambition), Moon (super-sensitive), Pluto (right and wrong and, of course, death), Uranus (a distinct lack of caring what other people think), the Sun (ego) and Jupiter (likes to be part of a sub-culture). Six, that’s too many to manage for most people. Too much to get up in the morning and calm down the anxiety of. Some people use drugs. Meditation is the real answer.

When Charlie heard the AIDS diagnosis (four years ago) he had predictive Mars (rips your life apart) conjunct (negative because Mars is a negative planet) predictive Venus (people you love, I guess literally). It points to the fact he got it from someone. Now Charlie has that same predictive Mars square his Uranus going on to square his Pluto. Okay that’s bad news and the reason you may not want to see an astrologer. But here’s why it’s important. It could have been predicted ahead of time, and it tells Charlie that he must take this seriously or he’ll be dead. It’s that bad. But it’s not a death sentence. That would be if Charlie continues his wicked ways. It’s a warning as clear as the Universe can make it. Time to use the other method of dealing with all those focal planets — time to get spiritual.

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