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I think it was my windy walk on Sunday afternoon on Ocean Beach in San Francisco that inspired this collection of blogs on diverse topics – a discussion of Karl Marx (from a traditional astrologer), a few views on the current transits, a look at an upcoming eclipse, and some writers that I just found and am happy to share.

Seven Stars Astrology is a traditional astrology site (Ancient Astrology in Practice: Hellenistic through Persian). The author has Twelve Easy Lessons for Absolute Beginners (a work in progress) and a current blog that looks at the horoscope of Karl Marx. “All in all, I found him to be a good-humored, somewhat selfish, impulsive, and irresponsible person, though one with a strong sense of social justice and a keen mind for abstract economic analysis.”

David Tangredi combines astrology, tarot, and numerology in his work at A Fool’s Inclination. His tag line is “journey with more joy.” Today’s entry is Interaction. “Astrology is geometric. Some days, even when you’re not sure what it all means, it sure is pretty.” There is also a recent blog called Caffeinated Prudence. “Mars in Aries is like three cups of coffee when you normally have one. Sitting still is a challenge and patience a chore. With Uranus nearby, it’s like putting power tools in those jittery, impetuous hands. Yes, you can be very productive, but yes, you can also do some damage.”

Cosmic Thinking: Thoughts on the universe has an article In Defence of Chiron. “…….Chiron is somehow critical in bringing us together. Expressing our pain and vulnerability and the aspects of our lives that don’t work somehow tempers the discomfort of solar energy, where everyone is shining. Who likes the individual who seems to have it all, or has no vulnerability? Somehow we identify with vulnerability and imperfection; it brings out our empathy and compassion for others.”

Astronomer Neil DeGrasse Tyson is one of the speakers who is auto-tuned in this short video, We Are Star Dust, from the Symphony of Science series.

Look up at the night sky
We are part of that
The universe itself
Exists within us

We are star dust
In the highest exalted way
Called by the universe
Reaching out to the universe

Big Sky Astrology is April Elliott Kent’s blog. She has an article on this week’s lunation: Libra Full Moon: Befriending the Enemy.“ With lots of impatient Aries planets on a collision course with Pluto, the potential for animosity and frustration over the next couple of weeks is enormous. It’s the kind of celestial atmosphere that suggests full-scale emotional meltdown. Picture four planets in Aries, like frustrated toddlers, falling down on their fannies, kicking their feet in the air, and screaming until they turn purple.”

Peter Stockinger’s Traditional Astrology Weblog looks ahead to the Lunar Eclipse, 25 April 2013. “Astrologically speaking, the Moon will be in 5°45’ Scorpio, opposing the Sun in 5°45’ Taurus. The eclipsed Moon will be conjunct Saturn and the Sun will be conjunct Mars. Furthermore Mars will be conjunct fixed star Sheratan and the Ascendant will be conjunct fixed star Zuben Elgenubi, the Southern Claw of the Scorpion.” He delineates the eclipse chart set for London.

Kimberly Maxwell writes in detail about the current aspects in AstroCast: March 20 – April 3, 2013. “But it is the four planets in Aries that could make the most noise. In the midst of turmoil around the globe, already experiencing an uptick of eruptions since Mars went into Aries, new leaders among the poor and marginalized may arise. On a personal level, we may finally see the changes happening that we’ve been working for, or perhaps resisting. If we don’t consciously make the choice for change, it may be made for us.”

I trust everyone is enjoying the full-hearted and somewhat rambunctious step into spring, and I hope we all have a very good week.

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