An essay by Mike Zizis

January 3, 2021

Joe Biden — Natal Chart

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In mundane or event astrology, we cast a chart for the moment of a historical transaction. This can reveal the nature and direction of the event. There is a hand over hand swim in this effect that can affect decades to come. Of course there is no beginning to this. Bush begat Obama, who begat Trump …

This ‘birth’ chart is at best dismal. I am not fond of, or prone to this kind of declaration, yet I am drawn to telling it like it is.

This inauguration chart does not apply to Biden’s first day as President — rather to the entire length of his stay in office. …


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An essay by Mike Zizis —

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED August 12/14

For the record: there is absolutely no historical evidence and record of happy people becoming professional comedians.

Here we all are — the survivors. This is the first evening after the brilliant comedic light of Robin Williams was extinguished. Now we on the planet are left with just the serious faces and the passive aggressives, and Vladimir Putin.

What can be said about Mr. Williams voluntarily checking out? As an astrologer, I find that he was at the end, the very end of a long Pluto transit opposed his natal Mars. …


A SPIRITED DEFENCE OF ASTROLOGY

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­­I am an astrologer with a love of science. I don’t like bullies. What follows is an exuberant & spirited defence of my craft, spurred on by a question posted in QUORA.

Michael Zizis
Astrologer 40+ Years

Updated October 15, 2020

The Quora Question: We can all agree that astrology is a scam and pure quackery, but is it actually harmful? Should we be proactive trying to educate people against the fake knowledge of astrology? Is there any danger at all for people believing in this?

The Bland leading …

The blind ignorance of this question makes it difficult to answer in a humane manner. Here is my suggestion; be an adult and do your own horoscope ONCE.

No — astrology doesn’t require the burden of belief. It is based on knowledge.

DO you BELIEVE in water? Gravity? Food? Oxygen? Houses? Spanish? Frogs? Weather? Spring? Color? Bi -pedalism? Itchiness? Wood? Airplanes? Square things? Trout mask replicas? Sunday? Forks? Surnames? Clothes? Puppies and protons? the word ‘word’? Receding zygomatic arches? Philadelphia? Laughter and what comes after? Elephants, brothers, lovers, mothers, and others?

Which appeals to you? — Being number — — — social security/insurance person? OR Leo — courageous / proud / dynamic? You can use any of the 12 astrological signs. While I agree with my colleagues about sun-sign astrology to an extent — I see that the more astrology gets talk-time the more it gains. I want astrology to be talked about. Period.

Nothing will stop this juggernaut. Nothing. Being a number, a ‘race’, an economic class etc., is desiccating. It diminishes and destroys the life force. It does serve the purpose of giving people the illusion that they are insignificant and powerless.

Qui bono?

Astrology also serves a mythic purpose. It restores that tribal importance that we have lost over the urbanizing millennia.

When we were members of a smallish tribe we all mattered. Now the ‘tribes’ of Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer etc., are alive and well. Mythically and ‘calendrically’ Carl Sagan was a Scorpio; the true skeptic. Now the Scorpios are saying “WOW! Carl Sagan wz a Scorpio — OMG!”

Sagan tried to organize a pogrom against astrology.

The horror …

Here is the other side of astrology gaining in popularity; 14 years ago shortly after Neptune — signifying proliferation — entered the sign of Pisces -the sign of all waters — I predicted that areas of the planet that were wet would get wetter while the dry desert places would be steadily drier. In other dialogues in Quora I showed the many predictions by competent astrologers that came true. This is not the place to repeat all that. The four seasons repeat. The cycles that accompany Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter repeat. Economic cycles repeat. Health cycles repeat.

THAT IS ASTROLOGY. Infinite variety within infinite repetition. Scientists seem to embrace only that which can be measured. Among the immeasurable are -love, music, romance and astrology. Don’t bother measuring the infinitesimal gravitational tug of — for instance — Pluto on the earth. Look to the four seasons. Look to the mythic reality of death and rebirth.

Is knowledge about self and the world bad? Is it bad to wear a bikini outside in January in a cold climate because knowing what to wear when is bad? Simplified, astrology is also about the timing of action so that one does not wear a bikini in January outside in a cold climate. All knowledge begins with self-knowledge.

For instance don’t yell at a sensitive Cancer. Don’t say the word NO to an Aquarian. Don’t demand an Aries calm down. …


The Nodes of the Moon Enter Gemini & Sagittarius

An essay

By Mike Zizis June 2, 2020

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“In astrology, the North Node represents the qualities we need to develop in order to grow, while the South Node represents the qualities that come naturally to us…and that we might rely on too much.”

- Lisa Stardust

The nodes change signs approximately every 15 months.

There are five major themes in understanding the nodes;

1} they overwhelmingly move backwards thru the zodiac

2} they are mathematics not bright lights or objects in the sky

3} the South node, {SN} also called Ketu or the dragon’s tail reveals past life talents brought into this life, comforts and habits and addictions.


an essay by Mike Zizis — May 28, 2020

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“The unity of history’-involving the assumption that there is only one river of civilization, our own, and that all others are either tributary to it or else lost in the desert sands- may be traced to three roots: the egocentric illusion, the illusion of the ‘unchanging East’, and the illusion of progress as a movement that proceeds in a straight line.”

Arnold Joseph Toynbee

As an astrologer I am often asked about Vedic or sidereal astrology versus tropical or Western Astrology. Many western astrologers do practice Vedic astrology. Proportionally less native Indian astrologers adopt western astrological techniques.

The vedic traditional astrologer might say you are in 18 years of badness — Ketu — there is nothing you can do to change it — relax. Acceptance and persistence are mainly Yin in nature.

A large portion of western culture can be defined as Yang — a will to order and being proactive. …


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Notes by

Mike Zizis

May 7, 2020

Today is the full moon in Scorpio — 17 degrees Scorpio opposite the sun in 17 degrees Taurus at 8:45 am EDT.

The moon is in Mars and Pluto’s sign of Scorpio.

The moon in Scorpio is in its fall — a hostile adversarial placement for the moon. We can see Scorpio as the most sensitive of all the signs. Scorpio’s skin is thin — its opposite sign of Taurus is ‘thick skinned’, generally unperturbed, deliberate, and not easily angered.

For the next two days, create space for others fear displayed as irritability, anger, and caustic reaction. Words generally won’t soothe this situation, nor will avoidance. If you are confronted with yours or an other’s frustration or worse, be present and open if you can. Openness is best here. …


of Mercury, Venus, and Mars

an Essay by Mike Zizis

April 29,2020

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As you can see, this can be a very frustrating year if you allow it to be. You have a choice. This is an excellent year to be a better you {“me” 2.0} with self-awareness and anger management. Alternaternatively, if you need self-assertion, you will have a multitude of opportunities to graduate in 2020 with honours. We, in English-speaking Canada, are also afflicted with that well-known virus — passive aggression. We can do better.

The personal planets retrograde are Mercury, Venus, and Mars. When any go off the reservation {retrograde} they vacate the usual descriptors. In the subject of Venus there is no downside to better self-knowledge. By this, I don’t mean wondering what your attitude might be, or what do I like or don’t I like; that is simply the foam on top of the cold summer beer. I do mean — do I smile like my mother, walk like my father? Where did they get it? Why does ”X” upset me? …


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NEW MOON IN TAURUS

April 22, 2020

Essay by Mike Zizis

The new moon in 3 degrees Taurus begins tonight at about 10:26 pm EDT.

This moon for me in heart and mind is a fortunate new moon. Why? Some of the keywords for Taurus are stabilization {and stable}, grounded, fertile, and revolution. That last word is quite important here in the northern portion of the northern hemisphere. It has been a long cold lonely winter. There are the last vestiges of frost on the other side of my sunny back door. This isolation and INsulation have taken their toll on my patience. …


The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius

An essay by Mike Zizis

April 17, 2020

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“The best moments in reading are when you come across something — a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things — which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.”
― Alan Bennett,

“If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree. …


Neptune Enters That Zone

{Neptune enters the 19th degree of Pisces — part two}

An Essay

By Mike Zizis

April 13, 2020

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In my previous essay on Neptune entering the 19th degree of Pisces, I covered the spread of the Corona virus.

Here we examine the current, if momentary, global oil glut. The world is currently awash in oceans of oil.

From: Maurice Fernandez — Evolutionary Astrology

https://www.mauricefernandez.com/neptune-pisces/

During the last passage of Neptune in Pisces (1848–1862), the first commercial oil well was drilled and kerosene was successfully distilled from petroleum, stimulating a worldwide demand for oil as a fuel. …

About

Michael Zizis

https://michaelzizis.com/ Over 40 years as a professional astrologer, I am ready willing and able to craft trends in your journey.

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