Sunday, October 31, 2010

☆♥*♥☆November's Cosmic Events/New Moon☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

Dearest Cosmic Cohorts :-)

Happy Halloween, Samhain to all...

November is another dynamic month presenting cosmic shifts; "As above, so below", some of which is highligted below:

November 1: All Saint's Day
November 2: General Election Day~Your Vote is Important!
November 6: New Moon, 13+ degrees Scorpio triggers October 8th Venus rx station
November 7: Daylight Savings Time (in the U.S.) ~ Clocks back
November 7: Venus ----> Libra
November 8: Mercury ----> Sagittarius
November 11: An 11:11 day (for those who pay attention)
November 11:Veterans Day~Blessings to those who currently and previously Served and fought.
November 18: Venus Direct 27+ degrees Libra
November 21: Full Moon, 29+ degrees Taurus
November 22: Sun ----> Sagittarius
November 25: Happy Thanksgiving in the U. S.~Namaste' ~ Peace & Blessings
November 29: Venus ----> Scorpio
November 30: Mercury ----> Capricorn

Personal Wall Art

The upcoming New Moon  at 13+ degrees Scorpio triggers the same degree Venus turned retrograde. Also note that we experienced a Lunar Eclipse 13+ degrees Aquarius on August 5, 2009 . Whenever significant aspects trigger the same degree, particularly in the same sign, it may be felt in the chart of individuals and countries in which those degrees are prominent.  The energy manifests differently depending on other mitigating aspects in the chart lending a hand, positively or negatively. ~Breathe~

The Sabian Symbol for 13 Scorpio=An Inventor Performs a Laboratory Experiment; Discoveries, a vision, inventions, critical thinking, analysis, creation, focused attention to details, decision-making.

The Sabian Symbol for 14 Scorpio=Telephone Linemen at Work Installing New Connections;  Attending to communications both personal and electronic.  Repairing, mending, understanding, central nervous system (CNS), contacting others and re-connecting.

"Let there be peace on Earth"...

3 days before the New Moon on November 6th is the balsamic phase. This phase is also called the Wishing Moon..............

Make a Wish, Blow a Kiss to the Universe~!


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Thank you, and have a wonderful day!

Lorraine Valente

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

☆♥*♥☆Judgment XX ~Pluto☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

Tarot Card # 20 XX~ Judgment~Symbolic of Pluto

The symbol of Judgment may appear in a reading during a time of soul testing. You may need to adjust to new circumstances based upon a changed awareness. In the Rider-Waite version, Angel Gabriel sounds a trumpet as he creates air. Air is equivalent to breath. There are seven lines or tones radiating from his trumpet = sounds of do re mi fa sol la ti do. The people below, man, child and woman raise their arms up to the Angel as their spirits unfold. Their gray bodies are symbolic of wisdom.

Judgment may symbolize something lying dormant within awaiting emergence into consciousness. Some unconscious truth is being awakened and brought to conscious awareness. Perhaps there was a lack of clarity yet now easily see the pathway to truth. Judgment usually speaks of a time of reckoning, bringing to light that which was hidden. Freedom from past guilt and the inspiration to move ahead is possible now. Darker aspects of the personality may have been repressed or stuffed down inside, because of fear of re-experiencing a past trauma. Perhaps this is a time to judge not only your own motives, but those of the person in question in your reading.

When Judgment appears in a spread, you are being asked if your judgments of others are restricting your growth and your ability to create lasting relationships. The need to transform dysfunctional beliefs elevate you to a higher spiritual vibration.

Keywords: Renewal, awakening, inner voice, inspiration, spiritual awareness, and a desire to improve. Reversed: A closed mind, mistakes from following the wrong advice, having a limited viewpoint, unconsciously motivated behaviors.

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Thank you, and have a wonderful day!

Lorraine Valente

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

☆♥*♥ Freeze Up Moon~Snake~Scorpio ☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

In Native American Astrology, those born from October 23rd- November 22nd are born under the Freeze Up Moon and their animal totem is the Snake. Their gemstone Malachite is thought to have spiritual powers and increases receptivity to all forms of subtle energy including psychic energy. Malachite stone derives its name from the Greek word "mallow" meaning, a green herb. Historically, Malachite was crushed and used in preparing green paints in the early civilizations. It was worn as jewelry by ancient Egyptians around 4000 BC thinking that it could protect the wearer from black magic and sorcery. Even in ancient Greece the amulets were made from malachite stone beads were worn by children.

Snake is associated with the color orange and their mineral is copper. Copper is attributed with many special powers. For years, people who suffer from arthritis would wear copper bracelets or anklets to ease stiffening of the joints. Copper also conducts electricity better than most other minerals and is often utilized in electrical wiring. It also conducts heat more uniformly over a variety of surfaces and is why this coating can be seen underneath pots and pans.

Snake people possess the unique ability to aid in others growth. These reptiles are infinitely adaptable to their environment and are highly sexual beings.  They're also acutely sensitive to touch and vibrations, partly because they are cold-blooded and use their environment for warmth. Because snakes sport a prickly outer skin, people tend to not want to become too close.  Once others realize the outer skin is only self-protection for their inner sensitivity, dothey develop a closer relationship with Snake.

Thank you, and have a wonderful day! If you want to learn more about this topic and others, schedule a phone, or e-mail consultation at I'm also available via Skype and Facebook.

Lorraine Valente
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

☆♥*♥☆ Happy Birthday Scorpio☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

Happy Birthday Scorpio the Scorpion!
Those born from October 23~November 22!
Key Phrase for Scorpio is “I Desire

Scorpio abhors phoniness usually detects a lie even before the spokenword is uttered. They are usually honest, loyal and perceptive. Scorpio Rising (Ascendant) individuals often have angular facial features and are easily recognized by their piercing eyes. The expression “the eyes are window of the soul” may, very ell, be the hallmark of a person with planets in the sign of Scorpio…yet with a twist. You might say that Scorpio Rising people have the unique ability to see into the "soul" of others with sharp, penetrating gaze and an acute perceptual awareness.

Scorpio’s polar opposite (8th house~sexuality, taxes, values of others, others finances, inheritances, death and endings) is the fixed, earth sign Taurus (2nd house~values, finances, aesthetics, issues around personal security). The integration of my values and finances versus others values and finances in addition to security issues are Scorpio's concerns, also contingent upon other aspects in the natal. When under stress every sign may engage the most negative characteristics of their polar opposite, the sign 180 degrees opposite itself. In this case, when under stress, Scorpio may manifest the negative qualities of fixed, earthy Taurus, ruled by Venus. Some of those qualities would be the unique stubbornness, inflexibility, and fixity of Taurus; temper tantrums and sulking, another option.

Icy Pluto rules Scorpio. Some astrologers still utilize Mars as Scorpio’s ruler. I tend to look first towards Pluto then towards Mars since Pluto is actually considered the higher octave of Mars in traditional astrology. They are sometimes associated with the 1st and 2nd chakras where instincts and survival issues are centered, 8th house versus 2nd house issues. I might venture a guess that a Scorpio  may have “invented” the concept of “Soul Mates”.

Obsessions, compulsions, addictions, and uncontrollable passions all fall under Pluto’s realm. If your Pluto makes an aspect to a partner’s Venus or Mars…sparks fly. Astrologer Linda Goodman in her book, Relationship Signs writes that “Venus/Pluto contacts indicate a “soul mate” relationship. There is an indisputable karmic tie between people with this combination and it’s a powerful one. Even when there are disagreements….it is next to impossible to separate the two permanently. Anyone who tries to come between you will not succeed”. Pluto has strength, power and staying power. He definitely doesn't give up yet will take his own sweet time teaching or learning a lesson.   Pluto is all about sexuality, intensity, change and complete transformation is the result.

It’s natural
It’s chemical (let’s do it)
It’s logical
Habitual (can we do it?)
It’s sensual
But most of all ...
Sex is something we should do
Sex is something for me and you
Sex is natural - sex is good
Not everybody does it
But everybody should
Sex is natural~sex is fun
Sex is best when it’s ... one on one
One on one
~I Want Your Sex~George Michael

Pluto was discovered in 1930. This was a period of time when the atom bomb, made from Plutonium, was being developed. The United States was in the midst of a Depression and Psychoanalysis and Depth Psychology were emerging. Pluto is symbolic of psychoanalysis. The function of Pluto is to transform, liberate and motivate. Sigmund Freud’s theories on sexuality (Scorpio and 8th house) and Carl Jung’s theories of transformation (Pluto) were formulated. Hypnosis, probing the hidden recesses of our mind is also related to Pluto. Both Freud and Jung have Pluto prominent in their birth chart. Additionally, Pluto was assigned to rule the sign of Scorpio since both the planet and its sign are related to the underworld. (Underneath and hidden from view)

Pluto is the planet of power, obsessions, transformation, the depths of the unknown, what’s underneath, sexuality and instincts necessary for survival. Pluto/Scorpio is nothing if not intensely passionate and penetrating. The superficial holds absolutely no appeal for those born under the sign of Scorpio…these guys are “deep” and penetrating…and just try to pull one over on them and you will have an enemy for life. Frankly, you may not know this about them because they have the ability to conceal and cloak themselves in (self protective) secrecy quite well. The planet Pluto ruling the sign of Scorpio is all about redefining and transforming the mundane and outmoded.

Kissing by Alex Grey
 Scorpios possess many talents and vocational interests, i.e.: research, psychology, sex therapists, hypnotherapy, regression therapy, funeral directors, counseling, metaphysics, analysis, detective work, surgery, The Mafia, medicine and jobs where scrutiny of data is necessary. Scorpio resides in the 8th house of the natural zodiac and so also rules our sexuality and sexual and reproductive organs. Most Scorpios exude a fetching sexuality and are magnetically attractive to others. They tends towards a reputation for being the sexiest sign in the zodiac yet the most intense (and jealous)!! The French have a term for orgasm called “la petit mort” meaning, “a little death”. Scorpio desires to be swept away through erotic transcendence. This little death experienced through orgasm is both a desire and fear. In Sanskrit, Nirvana means “annihilation” or to be “blown away”. And what else about Scorpio and sex??…Tantric practices, all consuming, mystical, spiritual, sacred sexuality!!…can you say Kama Sutra??? :-)

When Pluto transits your chart or if Pluto makes  significant aspects, you may experience a sense of loss during your lifetime. Sometimes something of value is taken away or are forced to make a decision to give up something or someone we thought we couldn't live without. Sometimes these experiences or decisions “feel” like a death. Pluto experiences force us to go down as far as we can and hit “bottom”. Events, beliefs and people that once provided safety and security may vanish under a transit of Pluto. Most often these “things” aren’t material in nature. They are usually beliefs and attitudes about ourselves and life, perhaps how we experience others or one person in particular. Because Pluto is slow moving and has its retrograde (backward motion) phases, it is possible for him to pass over a point in the chart 3 times before he has completed his transformative process. When Pluto transits are felt, very often you may feel as if you are descending into unknown territory, and more than likely, you are. It doesn’t feel safe yet you know on some instinctual level that you need to get there. In mythology, the decent into the underworld is classically the feminine archetype. Ariel Guttman and Kenneth Johnson’s Mythic Astrology refer to this descent as follows: “It represents the acquisition of serpent wisdom, which is defined as feminine wisdom. Medusa had serpents in her hair and Pluto rules Scorpio, the sign traditionally associated with the serpent. Thus the process of initiation through pain, grief, darkness and emotional resurrection is an essentially feminine process. Men don’t do well with this particular journey”. Pluto experiences and transits are for the growth of the soul and are transformational in nature.

If  Pluto is prominently placed in your birth chart, you’ll most likely experience an acceleration in your personal evolution at least in your lifetime.

If you have your…

Ascendant in Scorpio: Scorpio rising folks are intense, passionate, clever and resourceful. Individuals with a Scorpio Ascendant have a unique ability of knowing what others are thinking. They have the ability to psychologically penetrate others upon first contact. Look to where the planets Pluto (modern ruler) and Mars (ancient ruler) are in the chart of the native with Scorpio rising to obtain the true nature of how this Ascendant operates in the birth chart.

Moon in Scorpio: Moon in Scorpio people can be quite willful and shrewd. The moon in Scorpio can be jealous, determined, emotional and secretive. Emotionally persistent, you maintain high standards in choosing a lover.

Mercury in Scorpio: Here you have an intense urge to understand, research and delve into subjects others wouldn’t touch with the proverbial 10 foot pole! Mercury in Scorpio is also known for sarcasm when provoked as well as having a volatile temper yet it dissipates quickly enough. You make a terrific detective!

Venus in Scorpio: Values a partner who is sexy, intense and loyal. You are attracted to individuals with depth of character. You may be possessive and/or controlling in love and in financial matters. You fall in love with a partner with good earning potential. Negatively you can become vindictive in love matters.

Mars in Scorpio: Mars in this sign is persistent, passionate and intense. This is a very sexually intensified Mars yet it can also be ruthless, relentless and highly emotional.

Famous Scorpion’s: J Actor Kevin Kline, October 24th, Author Sylvia Plath, October 27, Bill Gates, October 28th, Actor Art Carney, November 4th, Singer/Songwriter Art Garfunkel, November 5th, Actress Sally Field, November 6th, Nobel Prize Winning Physicist and Chemist Marie Curie, November 7th, Singer Rickie Lee Jones, November 8th, Actor Richard Burton, November 10th, Film Actress Demi Moore, November 11th, Actress/Princess Grace Kelly, November 12th, Georgia O’Keefe, Painter, November 15th, Actress Jodi Foster born November 19th, and assassinated Presidential candidate and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, November 20th.

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Thank you, and have a wonderful day!

Lorraine Valente

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

☆♥*♥☆ Full Aries Moon ☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

Dear Moongazers,

How has everyone been experiencing this Venus retrograde?  Venus in Scorpio stopped dead in her tracks and turned backwards on October 8th, and life has proved interesting for many.  Couples have been reevaluating their relationships and, more importantly, what they value in all important relationships.  This Venus is deep and dark, with the ability to leave no stone unturned in matters of love. Feel free to share any synchronous stories. 

While she continues to move backwards, messenger Mercury is about to tag her down on or about October 25th with something important to share. Intimate encounters. A secret may be revealed. Before that happens, the glorious Moon is Full once more, in the sign of Aries. Last month we experienced a significant Full Moon at  00 degrees Aries, the Aries Point (AP) while this month, the next Full Moon on Friday, October 22, here on the East coast, at 29 degrees of Aries~!  00 degrees of any sign is a beginning, shiny and new with much to learn and acquire, while 29 degrees of any sign is an ending degree that may have difficulty letting go, before moving on. So, here we have the upcoming Full Aries Moon at 29 degrees.

In a recent online astrology forum discussion about this Moon in the same sign as the last one, appearing back to back, and have pondered what to call it.  What do we call a Full Moon that appears in the same sign as the prior Full Moon?  We were at a loss to find a current definition or vocabulary word to describe it. So, we decided to brainstorm and make one up.  I came up with the term "Duplicitous Moon", and there it was agreed.  The upcoming Aries Duplicitous Full Moon, like other Full Moons, is a culmination of energy.  When thought seeds are planted during the Balsamic Phase (3 days before the New Moon), that wishful energy is activated.  The Sabian Symbol for 29 degrees Aries, according to Lynda Hill's Special Edition, Sabian Symbol Oracle, is "The Music of the Spheres".  I love this symbol; one of harmony, musicality, a symphony of light, and a collaborative, rhythmic peaceful effort. The symbol for 30 degrees Aries is "A Duck Pond and it's Young Brood", reflecting family heritage, responsibility, water supporting life, and nurturing offspring.

The Sun/Moon midpoint for this Full Moon is 29 degrees Cancer "A Greek Muse Weighing New Born Twins in Golden Scales" symbolic of comparisons, a balancing act, new beginnings, the scales of Justice, measurements, and ancient wisdom is implied. The midpoint is the actual distance between the Sun and Moon, where they meet halfway. They ultimately share this energy.  The midpoint squares the Full Moon.  Anyone born on July 21st (28 Cancer) or July 22nd (29 Cancer) is probably already experiencing its presence.

Behind the scenes, powerful Pluto transits at 3+ degrees Capricorn conjunct Ceres, asteroid of grain and food, and shares a bunch of significant midpoints as follows:

Pluto = Ceres/Part of Fortune
Pluto = Chiron/Poseiden
Pluto = Venus/Chiron
Pluto = Jupiter/Saturn
Pluto = Neptune/Poseiden
Pluto = Venus/Neptune
Pluto = Saturn/Uranus
Pluto = Jupiter/Hygeia

Our food supply has been and will continue to undergo a horrific transformation if we allow the deception to continue. Genetically modified (GM) grain is currently incorporated into our food supply but there is "no" regulation in the United States requiring that GM ingredient information be placed on food labels.  We are one of the only countries who allow this!  Our food supply is being systematically poisoned for profit while other countries ban genetically modified foods completely.  More recently, growers of grain such as Monsanto (read: the Devil in disguise), continue to deceive consumers.  As a result of public protest against the high fructose corn syrup inclusion in just about every packaged food, crafty marketing professional decided to rename the "obesity causing, cancer causing, empty calorie ingredient" and label it "corn sugar".  It's the same nasty stuff.  So these food issues and the lack of nutritional value in our nation's food supply, is actually producing a society that's starving.  Ceres/Pluto connections often surrounds food issues including eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. People are growing larger, more obese yet nutritionally starved with fake, chemical-laden, hormone-laden, ingredients that "mimic" food, yet it's not even close to food.  How long did it take for the tobacco industry to display "smoking can be hazardous to your health and has been known to cause cancer in laboratory animals" on the side of their cigarette boxes?? This posted warning process was similar for the carcinogenic effects of artificial sweeteners like Sweet 'n Low. By the time labeling is required millions of people will have already been poisoned by this manufactured garbage food.

Organic growers are being threatened for not complying with the Monsanto "agenda". This is the same company that produces one of the most toxic environmental ground hazard called round-up. This chemical pesticide is used to kill weeds on your lovely green lawn. However, Monsanto decided to create these GM seeds called round-up ready, meaning that the seed, when planted, will not die off when sprayed with round-up pesticides that's used to kill surrounding weeds and insects. It becomes "resistent" to death by round-up. So let's say that those seeds who grow into plants are picked and mixed into your food is eaten. How do you think this "manufactured" seed/food will react with your metabolism? Central Nervous System? Brain? Food Allergies? This isn't even the worst of it because these "reformulated" grains are then mixed with other reformulated grains and mixed with high fructose corn syrup a/k/a: corn sugar and mixed with mega doses of sodium, food dyes, and other unknown ingredients too long to pronounce let alone spell. Oh, let's remember too that these toxic, nutritionally deprived fake foods are also fed to cows, pigs, ducks, and chickens you eat. So there you have the above Pluto/Ceres and other midpoint symbolism.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your week. If you want to learn more about this topic and others, schedule a phone, or e-mail consultation and if you book a consultation between October 25-29, take an additional 10% off your reading.  I can be reached via e-mail at I'm also available via Skype and on Facebook.


Lorraine Valente

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

☆♥*♥☆ October's Cosmic Events ☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

Hi Stargazers...


Another dynamic month is upon us with the Sun and Mercury in Venus-ruled Libra, while both relationship planets, Mars and Venus share intensity in the sign of Scorpio.  These two can read each other's mind, kinda sorta.  It's intense, truth-seeking, passionate and determined. However, Venus is turning retrograde (rx) early October 8th, here on the East coast, a day before the New Libra Moon. Relationships and friendships are up for review.  Old lovers may return with something to share. This can be a challenging time for relationships because we want the truth, we need to talk it out, smoothe it out yet words can be emotionally charged.  Whatever it means to you, speak your truth.  Mean what you say.  It's okay to speak your mind clearly.  Trust the process and always follow your heart.

Here's the planetary rundown:

October 3: Mercury -----> Libra
October 7: New Moon 14+ degeres Libra
October 8: Venus turns rx 13 degrees+ Scorpio through November 18th at 27 degrees Libra
October 10: World Day of Interconnectedness~Peace to Earth Mother and all People and Animals
October 11: Columbus Day observed in the United States
October 20: Mercury -----> Scorpio, Mars trines Jupiter in pm
October 22: Full Moon 29+ degrees Aries
October 23: Sun ----> Scorpio
October 28: Mars ----> Sagittarius, Sun conjuncts Venus pm
October 31:  Happy Halloween, Samhain, Wiccan New Year

3 days before the New Moon on October 7th is the balsamic phase. This phase is also called the Wishing Moon..............

Make a Wish, Blow a Kiss to the Universe~!
Have a wonderful week~! If you want to learn more about this topic and others, schedule a phone, or e-mail consultation at I'm also available via Skype and Facebook.

Thank you, and have a wonderful day!

Lorraine Valente

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