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Astrological News and Views – November 2012

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

(Astrology Calendars for 2013 are in, as well as Biodynamic Gardening Calendars, more Fred Soll Incense, and many new gemstone jewellery items. Just received new beeswax 15 and 20 hour candles!)


“Necessity is the mother of invention, compassion the mother of healing growth; freedom is the father of war when wisdom is not the mind of forgiveness and cutting through spiritual materialism.” -Trebore Tau Bodhi


“People don’t understand how strong nature is…”.

-N.Y. Mayor Bloomfield Oct. 30th


“May all beings find happiness and the causes of happiness.” -buddhist saying


“Without music, life would be a mistake.” -Friedrich Nietzsche


“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”  ~Victor Hugo

“Nature doesn’t understand how slow people are, and how quick in the end they are to recover. I, myself, think it is due to all the movies watched where the deep insight is at the end rather than the middle where the heart is.” -Captain Bob


November 1st, Venus oppose Uranus, with Moon occultation to Jupiter. Love gets turned upside down, previous values receive new light, strong change in family or social tribal structure, need to find love that is both intelligent and works. For some this aspect excites and makes for fun. For others, the tables are turned, balance in relationships difficult to keep. Hearts and minds criss cross, turn inside out and frazzle dazzle trying to keep trust while wanting independence. Cardinal Sign planets and houses affected the most. Expect 3 days of upsets in relationships. Past and future clash with present needs. Watch out for Saturday and Sunday for mistakes starting to be made today. Trying to always please another may not work. Pleasing oneself is always an artistically creative endeavour. Jerky motions backfire, for many, upsets.


“Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.” -Beethoven


November 2nd, Moon oppose Mars makes for strong heroics or angry responses. Mutable signs, planets and houses affected most. Avoid wasting your time with those who are all talk, no action. Also take care around those who rashly act and think later, if at all. Good aspect for being brave. Mutable signs and houses affected the most. Air signs prosper or gain ground.


“Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.” -Frank Zappa


November 3rd, Venus square Pluto. Now all the complaints come out, as well as the deeper suffering no words can describe. This aspect can make one feel a great loss, or it can make one feel profound depth of love and compassion. Avoid feelings of crazy intense lust, and nuts taking it personally rather than karma learning or need to be more selfless in observation. Love entanglements abound, jealousy and obsession make some weird. This aspect tends to blame others rather than self, for everything wrong. Others feel victimised. It can be a tough aspect. Yet this aspect can show higher side of selfless understanding of another’s suffering and struggle. Working with others for better solutions, or continuing to divide, fight, and conquer? Compassion’s big love, or being squeezed by little stuff. Dirty politics back? Feeling stabbed in the back? Or is it profound new understandings that more encompass the whole of the world. Venus is love and the things we love, Pluto is deep hard endings and new beginnings. Many hard decisions. As I rewrite this now, I realise this may be a tough day on the east coast, in parts of warring world, and for more weird weather and behaviour in parts. Good aspect for humility and humble learning to grow in new ways.


“The universe is the soul that can be heard in music.” -robert of mayflower


November 6th, Mercury in Sagittarius goes retrograde on Election Day. This Election goes down in history as being weird and confusing. Should everyone have a vote or just the electorate? Puzzling and profound. Conspiracy theories much abound, but virtue absconds. Much debate and confusion concerning election. Tough to get accurate news or facts. Travel and communications difficulties persist until Mercury goes direct on 26th. Much debate and reconsideration concerning long-term plans, climate change, science and futures. Eclipses coming November 13th and 28th may alter all preconceptions and present conceptions of what the future holds, or is to bring. All signs affected. Mercury retrograde can be good for going over the facts and past, but often makes for difficulty getting new starts going, or fixing problem clearly. Lack of clarity on how to go proceed and go forward. Real knowledge is trying to get in but many inner weeds now being pulled to allow for future growth. Wow, rough crazy times. Love and peace is a long-term goal, not an immediate demand. Be a genius now or go in peace.


“He who sings scares away his woes.” ~Cervantes


November 9th, Venus trine Jupiter brings some financial and spiritual relief. Mutable signs and houses benefit the most. Love and good friendship in the air, hearts abound with good cheer all round this day. Expanding friendships, good for social and business life, lots of good communications.


“Artists live on the edge of dark and light where rainbows weave simple complexities of time and space, poetic songs, roses in lily lattice winding wendings along heart ridges, crests of despair, disaster and hope of future worlds, art and fabrics for tonight’s party and rhythms of the absolute ceiling of possibility.”  -Trebore Tau Bodhi of mayflower


November 11th, Neptune goes Direct. Expect coming month or two to illuminate many a past event. Many a cloud disappears to reveal a new sun or way to go in coming weeks for future past tense. If you just understood this, stop reading and start living. Major historic discoveries give much insight into the past and future. Spiritual visionary aspect gives many new perceptions to the meaning and purpose of life. Spiritual awakening dawn now leading to next summer, another ‘Summer of Love’ of sorts. A summer coming of spiritual truth and revelation. (Also more idiot cravants, craving, wanting, thirsting, eyeing, yearning, beseeching, praying; common sense will be as rare and expensive as simple good food with no additives.) World Peace and Prosperity may have its good moment, month, or two cents. Many a revelation and virtuous doing then. Neptune in Pisces brings a sense of humanitarian purpose, spiritual collective identification with all of life. Water signs and houses get prophetic messages. If complaining about the complexities of life or the vagueness, pay more attention.


‘We live in a time when Voyager 1 is entering the “bow shock,” a region of space marking the boundary between the solar and the galactic winds, the edge of the Sun’s influence. Voyager 2 has also encountered this frontier, as each craft prepares to enter the region astronomers call “interstellar space. Surely we could do the universe a favour and enter into our own inner space, heart and time, virtue mind. If you haven’t meditated yet with results, it surely is getting late.’ -rt

November 13th, Solar Eclipse in Scorpio with Mercury retrograde square Neptune. More strange weather extremes coming this next few weeks? More lies and false promises, illusions and fakery, false advertisements and proclamations? Sudden change of direction when it comes to investments and romance? False fears and foolhardy desires and escapades? More weird psychic emotional weather along with that eerie “nature’s way of telling us something’s wrong” song in your head? Next two weeks are crazy and prophetic, daring and cutting. Rid yourself of unneeded burdensome things to lighten the journey. Take nothing personally, just keep learning. This time may reveal deep concerns over monetary matters, taxes, banking, world economy, debt crisis etc. Neptune can befuddle and inflate or belittle people and information. Remember, just because you feel it, dreamed it, or even saw it, doesn’t necessarily make it true. Remember, just because they are dead or in spirit, doesn’t particularly make them spiritual (virtuous), or smart. Follow your intuition, but common sense is simpler and direct to the point. Eclipses are often a time for important individuals to rise or to fall from power. Wild roller-coaster rides, sharp endings or new beginnings for many in Hollywood or politics. Many a deep shift or change of long-term direction. Watch for strong political manurers and hot news concerning China, Russia, USA, and other geopolitical hotspots. New technologies and old clash. Scorpio adds intensity to personal and collective needs for security, reliability, honesty and fair trade or business practice. Avoid making ultimatums unless you have to. Repeat offenders, and too predictable bores or lazies, may be rid of at this time. A need for discipline arises. Fixed signs and houses affected the most, Scorpio, Aquarius, Leo, Taurus. Many endings and new beginnings this month. Need to regenerate or face degeneration. Cancer and Pisces, Capricorn and Virgo may benefit at this time.


“They say the universe is peopled with intelligence, but I’d say it’s more music.” 

-robert of mayflower


November 14th, Moon occultation to Mercury. Sharp insights or just wrong views? It’s time for a new mental direction, a new spiritual book from the Mayflower Bookshop to re-inspire, renew, review, and re-choose your future. Good time for rewriting the old scripts of the past into more pleasing adventures with lasting quality and virtue. A sense of being in the present prevails with more sense of presence, mind, heart, and soul. Intellectual talkative outgoing day. Take good notes, write a poem, sing a song, take a good walk, go big!


November 16th, Moon occultation to Pluto, Mars enters Capricorn. November 17th, Sun conjunct Mercury. Power decisions changing course of future for some. Need to concentrate on true goals or desires, eliminating what does not hold true purpose or future. A need to be honest with self about some situation. This aspect goes along with that song singing, “When the whip comes down”. Mars in Capricorn can be over-assertive or aggressive, so take it easy, slow, and sure. Think long-term rather than all-at-once-now tactics. Think power through, not power over.


Music reminds us that we are all beautiful.” ~robert of mayflower


November 21st, 22, 23rd, Sun enters Sagittarius, Venus enters Scorpio (21st) trine Neptune, Sun square Neptune (22nd), and Mars square Uranus (23rd). Opportunity to see big picture, spiritual and future opportunity for healing and attunement, higher love vibe. But also danger of foolhardy blindness to what is right in front of you. Need to contemplate future, not blindly jump into it. Friday 23rd shock and realisation, Thunderous shake ups and stormy weather, emotions, ground. Avoid angry dangerous emotions and such people. Many a breakthrough, yet danger of breakdowns for some. Haste makes waste today. If it sounds like a lie, it probably is. Good day for dreamers, avoid schemers and screamers. Highly imaginative artistic day for some, musical.


“A song without music is a lot like H2 without the O.” -Ira Gershwin


November 26th, Sun trine Uranus, Mercury goes direct, Venus conjuncts Saturn. Hard facts and ideal feelings work to work together in harmony and peace. Otherwise, day is full of forced realisations and hard facts needing to be dealt with. Tough weather in some parts for next while. Some may feel unloved, others most secure; some divine all below from above, others feel they bit the wrong lure. Be the highest love and truth you can conceive, be compassionate to others.


“Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the B Minor Mass?” ~Michael Torke


November 27th, Mars conjunct Pluto. Need to arrest weird emotions and tendency for extremes, and put in check out-of-balance behaviour. Deep day for psychologists who may themselves need a new psychology. Day of reckoning or justice in a way. Good for cleaning, ridding oneself of unneeded things, avoiding negativities that don’t help one grow. If feeling confused or crazy, it may be a good day to read Osho, or one of Marion Woodman’s deep Jungian psychology books, perhaps even a try ‘Initiation into Hermetics,’ or the ‘Kybalion’. Mars/Pluto is good for research, but difficult when it comes to power plays. Are people in power making powerful decisions affecting masses? Good time to purify, clean house, catch up to unfinished business. Also, it is a good day to avoid rough weather. Try OM CAFE’s Miso Soup and Macro plate. Om is home to many a creative healthy imagination for life. Check out the ‘Self Healing Cookbook’ by Kristin Turner at Mayflower for your own OM at home recipes.


“T.S. Eliot said, “You are the music while the music lasts”. You are also what lasts when the music is over. Spiritual Self is both immanent and transcendent, ‘With you and without you’ like the Beatles said.” -rt


November 28, Lunar Eclipse Moon occultation Jupiter makes for new sense of family or group encounter, endeavour, project; or its opposite, a sense of loss of group identity, what mothers or protects one. One pretty much, or ugly much, understands where they stand now against winter. Gemini reveals the polarities of one’s life and world. The rich and poor, the inwardly rich and outwardly poor valued person is becoming more than obvious. Gemini calls for a new imagination of how peace and love could heal the world. A call for a renewed transcendental view holding all in heart, superseding division and warring opposites. World weather may be continuing to be weird. It is time for everyone to sing, play music, do art, garden; yes work and worry, but be an artist poet too.


“When nothing makes sense, be alone, talk to silence, god, or whatever depth of no-thing or god you can muster. Listen for a year, then talk.” -Trebore Tau Bodhi


December 2nd, Sun oppose Jupiter makes for ‘over-the-top’ expanded view of both the tragedy and the hope, the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’ aspects of present life.


“You’re only as drunk as you want to be.” -John Wayne


December 13th, Uranus goes direct, all ahead go, many new projects zoom into 2013 spring board.


“Love isn’t a thief, it’s a reminder of what is possible. Truth is another problem, it speaks and lets you think about it freely.” -robert of mayflower


December 16th, Venus square Neptune. This can be a highly idealistic dream love, soul-mate stuff, high philosophic love, far away travels, plans and ideals. Such idealistic plans and dreams can at times be false dreams, dead ends and fantasies for some. Often people buy, or buy into, the wrong thing or person. Good for being sweet, but take care of being too sweet and souring or spoiling. This aspect, though associated with divine love, can also reveal the lure of the soul mate, or getting lost at sea. Feelings of being abandoned or cheated; while on the other hand, some can feel divinely connected. All the planets have higher and lower octaves. One learns to work with such.


“Life can’t be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years.” ~William F. Buckley, Jr.


December 25th, Sun square Uranus into December 26th Saturn sextile Pluto makes for strong need for home, healthy food, inner realisations of spiritual values. Thankfulness goes far here, as well as patience and creativity. This could be earth quaking day of upsets (25th) along with sudden weather changes. Strong shifts of awareness, priority, and values. Long-term values and workable solutions are strongly called for at this time. Many surprises or turns of events. Bad day to over-eat, over-do, or get too over-excited. Good day for genius inquiry.


“At this point you may wonder why external lightening and thunder force us to grow yonder the fence we set up years ago, when we could have been the burr under our own saddle all along.” -Arizona Bob and the Woodward Cowboys


December 30th, Sun conjunct Pluto and Moon oppose Mars continues extremes, or unsure difficult winter weather. Extreme weather, perhaps very cold, October through January into February 2013. Fab Feb we may expect big time early warm ups….we’ll see.


“Nothing exists without music, not the universe, not the earth, not your body, it is all harmonies and tones, still points and gaps. Let the music breathe, the universe is full of more song than anyone can remember or muster up.” -Captain Bob of the paddle boat May Flower


“People don’t understand how strong nature is…” -N.Y. Mayor Bloomfield October 30th


Have you heard Robert’s new song, ‘Detroit is reinventing love’?


Robert Thibodeau is an astrological and psychic intuitive consultant. Call for an appointment. Robert is also available for talks. Tel: (248) 547-8227.


Mayflower Bookshop
2645 W. 12 Mile Rd.

Berkley, Mi. 48072

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Mayflower Bookshop Astrological News and Views for September 2012

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Mayflower Bookshop Astrological News and Views for September 2012


Robert Thibodeau and Dr. Schavi Ali speaking on ‘Self-Realization and Happiness, Spirituality and the Bhagavad Gita’ at OM Cafe on September 25th 7 p.m. (see below for details).

Robert also speaking on September 13th on Astrological Predictions and what’s up in your future. Sun Sign predictions and world events! Fun. Talk location to be announced, dance follows talk. Are you on our mailing list? Email me at [email protected] to sign up.


1) September’s aspects begin with Venus square Saturn on the 3rd with continual concerns about drought, wildfires, floods, and storms in many parts of the world. Serious questions about the world economy, ecology, ill health, unemployment and lack of good quality jobs teaching us moral respect, virtue and higher learning abound. The need for a new world harmony and creativity to ward off ignorance and chaotic situations continue. Yet, in many places a ‘party now, die tomorrow’ attitude continues, along with what Chomsky calls ‘the distractor factor’ of spectator sports, music, and entertainment venues. Venus is love, here Saturn seriously questions what really matters, what truly  enters the spiritual will or what just entertains (contains us), as well as what will truly last through time in a virtuous holy good healing way. Lasting values versus love that fails us, is part of this aspect’s question. How we love, be loved, find truth, and live it, is all part of September 25th’s talk on the Gita at OM CAFE!


2) September 7th and 8th Jupiter aspects make for a mostly sweet social and creative play weekend. Good weather for getting out and playing, networking, communicating. Many communications and shifts in consciousness expand the horizons of possibility and growth now.


“It is clear that education should be based upon three principles – the mean, the possible, the becoming, these three.” -Aristotle, Politics and Poetics.


“The Golden Mean is where the mind at rest can fathom the infinite possibility within the moment of striving, ever becoming conscious, aware, awake. This stillness within, this watching the watcher, this inner listening, is the root of all true becoming, growing, knowing, and flowering of awareness. This Silence is Golden to the moment of unfoldment. It is a sun shining in our midnight, a freedom from self habit, an opportunity to renewal and further exploration, adventure, and joy.” -robert of mayflower, Notes on the Way.


3) Mars in Scorpio opposes the Uranus/Jupiter Midpoint, sextiles Pluto giving crazy ‘passive-aggressive’ energy to the month (some may encounter the ‘aggressive-passive types, or even be one, so beware!). Mars in Scorpio can be deeply penetrative and assertive for justice, truth, learning secrets, and making peace or new war. It can also be manipulative (vs. womanipulative, ha!) and forcibly persuasive for desires, goals, even weird fears when one’s heart is not pure. Scorpio is secretive and often afraid to really put the cards on the table or be up front for fear of rejection. Everyone has Scorpio somewhere in their chart, as all these aspects appear for each of us in different astrological houses or departments of life. Some in the home, others at work, etc. The positive side of this is: persuasively strong moves for positive long-term futures, healing up past mistakes, closing up leaks or holes or things that are draining to money or energy, discovering cracks in reality, or draining circumstances and situations that need fixing, and perhaps permanently closing a door to the past for future needs and pursuits. The Uranus/Jupiter vibe adds sudden lucky (or sunken) changes, or challenges offering new opportunities to suddenly open up the game plan in a bigger way. This all escalades and escalates up to Pluto going direct on 18th, and Uranus square Pluto on the 19th portending of many progressive measures taking place to ensure a sound economy, politic, peace and harmonious workings together (or is it more struggling, warring, ill adventures?) Does the drought let up, do food and energy prices continue to soar? Is Romney zooming ahead? Are there more political scandals and sex perversions in the news? More ecological disasters and storms? These last years have been trying for many, and many now call for lasting change and prosperous peace.


“If democracy is not related to money, all the people’s democratic efforts will be destroyed by the power money can assume. So unless money has become a full rights document in which the production sector and the consumption sector are embedded in our society, it will continue to ensure the decline of human creativity, of the human soul, of the power of human creation, and the life of nature.” -Joseph Beuys, from the book ‘What is Money?’


“It is human skill that should attract credit, production capital, and not modern debt. Money should be credit, not debt. In spiritual matters, it is virtue and virtuous action, truth and love, that creates good karma, spiritual credit, and ‘destiny’ rather than karmic ‘fate’, karmic debt. This is the real difference to being a futurist, or being stuck on repeat performance, stuck in the past.” -robert of mayflower


4) The first three weeks of September, JUPITER at ‘Venus Transit’ degree where the Sun/Venus Transit Conjunction of last June 2012 and in 2004. This is critically important degree for Love and Truth to have its say in your life. This month is critical for doing what you love, loving who you love, and finding what and who you love. Living the Highest Truth you see. Anything not done out of total love and truth, honesty, total wholeness with the whole of the world in mind, as well as true inner self, will thwart one’s life and health. Universal truth and love/compassion is called for. Jupiter and Venus work for what helps and heals the greater sense of wholeness, world peace, and backyard politics combined. It is the Grand Mother, the big mother, compassion and sharing. The question is not just ‘are you better’ in the last four years, but also ‘are you inwardly richer’, wiser, more honest, more compassionate, wise, humble, virtuous, greater capacities, universally smarter! This is at first an inner problem of growth and abundance, then outer. The inner unfolds to the outer. ‘As above so below’ is the good old hermetic injunction. ‘On earth as it is in Heaven’ another one. Spirit becomes matter, and hopefully consciousness arises anew. This is not the President’s problem, nor any ‘other’s problem’. This is a question of SELF RELIANCE and learning … (see Emerson’s book ‘Self- Reliance’, or Osho’s ‘The Rebel’, Steiner’s ‘Philosophy of Freedom’, the Tibetan book ‘Liberation in the Palm of your Hands’, Blavatsky’s ‘Key to Theosophy’, Judge’s ‘Bhagavad Gita’ if you want help with understanding this one).


“A human being is said to be confirmed in spiritual knowledge when he or she forsaketh every desire or fear which enters into the heart, and is happy and content in the Higher Self through the Self.” -Bhagavad Gita, a robert of mayflower translation.


5) Fall Equinox on 22nd 10:49 a.m. EST. On September 18th, Pluto goes direct, September 19th Uranus Squares Pluto and Mars occulted or eclipsed by the Moon. This could be strong turning point for many born at the end of March, June, September, or December. All signs affected in some way. A feeling that strong decisions and changes need to be made or will be made for one. Compassion and wisdom must be called upon in such times to weaken impulses of anger, obsession, control-freaking, and fear and rejection. Also those born in first days of April, July, October, or January can feel such changes in the air or future coming. Many changes in job, home, relationships, family, personality, world view. Anyone with major planets at 6 degrees to 10 degrees actually, are feeling the extremes of these deadening or quickening times, these hot or chilling times, these on and off, in or out, ‘this way or the highway’ times. This month’s aspects often bring strange revolts and sudden shifts in both individual and collective consciousness. Still others may feel a quieting and deepening, an inner turning for deeper insight. During such times patience and wise counsel are called for and needed. Anger and craziness to be avoided. All this leads up to more challenging aspects with the Moon occultation of Pluto on 23rd, the Venus square Mars on 27th, and into Harvest Full Moon on 29th; a kind of Truth or Consequences type aspect when a high degree of honesty, truth, and love/compassion is needed. Here decision-making must take place for future goals and dreams to be met, to unfold, or even hold us in place. This crazy aspected near ‘end of the month’ time (as well as December) could also bring warring elements of chaos and stormy confusion; for others, relief. The aspects at end of the month often  trigger quakes, storms, or major shake ups in high places taking place (around 19th, 23rd, 29th). Bad time to party here, or perfect time for a music jam? In esoteric astrology, the inner states of consciousness and spiritual or virtuous soul life (or lack of such) influences such world events and their outcomes. To the purely materialistic and mechanical astrological enthusiast, the planets and aspects manipulate circumstances and trigger or impel, impulse, events. Anyway you look at it, this could be a challenging time, a quite stormy bad weather time, eco troubled, or even quake time in some places of the world. It is a challenging time for world politics, economy, and status quo. Other shake-up times, partially due to triggering of Uranus/Pluto square, for individual change and world event, include September 5th, 10th, 18th/19th, 20th, 23rd, 27th, and 29th. Pretty much, all signs are affected at some point in the month. These are rough days for rough riders, so take good care to behave, get work done responsibly and in timely manner, make right needed sacrifices to attain higher aims and goals. This month is good time to clean up past debts, messes, catch up to details. Good time to rid oneself of unwanted or unneeded ‘stuff’, negative situations not working for your growth. Avoid aggression, anger, or cruel negative judgements, unnecessary emotions. Compassion good, anger and negativity/projections bad. Good month, especially second half, for ridding oneself of negative habits and negative people (repeat offenders) not willing to work to grow and learn. Geo-political hotspots triggered, as well as financial problems on before-mentioned days. Perhaps by end of month we will hear much about the government attempting to create massive new job markets, reconciling a difficult economy with world economy. Danger of much frustration, anger, rebelliousness, radical change, 3rd and 4th week of September. Pluto aspects 18th on indicative for need to improve the quality of our air, water, food, and personal behaviour and habits.


“On the destruction of a tribe, the ancient virtue of the tribe and family is lost; with the loss of virtue, vice and impiety overwhelm the whole of a race.” -’The Bhagavad Gita’, first chapter, William Q. Judge translation.


“The charge which Plato brings, in the Laws, against the intention of the legislator, is likewise justified; the whole constitution has regard to one part of virtue only-the virtue of the soldier, which gives victory in war. So long as they were at war, therefore, their power was preserved, but when they had attained empire they fell, for of the arts of peace they knew nothing, and had never engaged in any employment higher than war. There is another error, equally great, into which they have fallen. Although they truly think that the goods for which men contend are to be acquired by virtue rather than by vice, they err in supposing that these goods are to be preferred to the virtue which gains them.

Once more: the revenues of the state are ill-managed; there is no money in the treasury, although they are obliged to carry on great wars, and they are unwilling to pay taxes. The greater part of the land being in the hands of the Spartans, they do not look closely into one another’s contributions. The result which the legislator has produced is the reverse of beneficial; for he has made his city poor, and his citizens greedy. Enough respecting the Spartan constitution, of which these are the principal defects.” -Aristotle on Politics


Robert Thibodeau is available for private and personal consultation by phone or in person. Call for details or an appointment: (248) 547-8227.


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2645 W. 12 Mile Road

Berkley, Mi. 48072

(248) 547 8227

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Other significant upcoming astrological aspects include—

-Jupiter goes Retrograde October 4th

-Saturn enters Scorpio October 5th

-Mars enters Sagittarius October 6th

-Mars squares Neptune October 7th

-Sun trine Jupiter & Venus trine Pluto October 9th.

-Mercury goes retrograde on Election Day November 6th followed by

-Solar Eclipse November 13th at 21 degrees Scorpio and a Lunar Eclipse November 28th at 6 degrees Gemini; this should prove to be an exciting time in both politics and economics.


Early October will prove wild and woolly, wonderfully dangerous and alluring, rascal-like and intelligent, with both genius and incredible fool hardiness.


Robert Thibodeau of Mayflower Bookshop and Dr. Schavi Ali

share and explore ‘The Secrets of Self-realization and Happiness, Spirituality and the Bhagavad Gita’ September 25th at OM CAFE, 7 p.m. (suggested donation of $15 to $25).


Dr. Schavi Ali is a retired professor from Wayne State University and Oakland Community College. Her main expertise is ancient history and linguistics. Founder and President of Kem Sia International, a spiritual and intellectual consulting company. Initiated as a Acharya of the path of Sanatana Dharma.


Robert Thibodeau is Mayflower Bookshop, a consulting astrologer, and deep student of Theosophy, Anthroposophy, Tibetan Buddhism, Osho, and all Western Hermetic Wisdoms.

Robert of Mayflower’s News and Views for May 2011

Friday, April 29th, 2011

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April 27th Venus squares Pluto making for global weather weirdness and mass suffering, storm, flood, twisters, cold then hot. Also frustrated erotic urges, stressful intense love urges and pressures, and feelings of ‘not enough’. A very powerful aspect for Compassion, or lack of it. In depth intensity when it comes to research, love, and gardening. April 30th Venus opposes Saturn, making for serious love reality checks, practical considerations, and yogic discipline; otherwise, last of weirdness for awhile i hope. Tough ending to April showers welcoming May flowers. Mayflower Bookshop opened in May!

With the Venus/Saturn aspect in the sky, if the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton lasts for more than a year and a half, it may last forever.

May 1st, Mars/Moon conjunct Jupiter makes for strong thrusts of power and fun. This is a good month to continue the re-invention of self, home, friendship, and yes, the automobile. Avoid being over aggressive. Take heed to the wisdom ‘everything in balance’; and that ‘too much of a good thing’ may spoil things, making one ill, or out of balance. Strong winds of change, as well as progress. Learning to be a good sport. Avoid rage and racing velocity tactics. Many new initiatives. Strong determination, will power, use of force, vigorous initiatives, assertive push and drive. Impatience and excessive force may ‘back-fire’ on one’s plans. Fire Signs Leo, Sag, Aries, along with Gemini and Aquarius favored with lucky associations and encounters at this time. (big parties and social events night of April 30th into Sunday, and really for next 3 weeks).

“Invest in inflation, its the only thing going up.” -Will Rogers

May 3rd, New moon in Taurus with Saturn in Libra opposing 5 planets in Aries, more or less T-Squared by Pluto makes for Strong tension of opposites with both sides feeling left out or in want. Financial and ego Inflation in many quarters, deflation in others. Pluto continues to give heed to need for ecological sanity when it comes to clean water and air, quality of food. Cooler and hotter in different areas of country and world. Extremes in the weather continue. Look to May for continued progress in resolving economy, war zones, and long term investments; possible great international political resolutions and solutions at this time (month of May). Neptune near Ascendent in New Moon Washington DC chart, and on MC in Full Moon chart portends of much international intrigue, idealism, propaganda, hollywood antics, and perhaps illusions and magic tricks. Although perhaps good for movie making and hollywood productions, Neptune is also associated with feelings of alienation, depression, escapism, and living a life of lies, illusion or maya; as well as crazy outer space and oceanic events, UFO Sightings, Virgin Mary and Elvis sightings on increase. Neptune good for pretending, playing, fantasy, and all creative arts, magic, mystery, and high romance, compassion and idealism, nature and gardens, color). The higher side of Neptune is the archetype of the Mother, Compassion for all who suffer, humanitarian ideals and workings, as well as international trade. This aspect with Saturn in Libra good for working agreements, but also for procrastination and delays.

“Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday.” -Anon

May 9th thru to the 11th, Mercury/Venus/Jupiter conjunct, with Mercury/Venus diving into Taurus on 15th and conjuncting again on 16th into Full Moon on 17th Making for a joyous good loving, highly sensuous, time. Late Aries, Leo, Sagittarius especially favored at this time, but also all late cardinal signs Capricorn, Libra, Cancer signs. All signs influenced in some way. Many a lucky adventure and romantic ideal may be reached at this time. Spring fever will be in full blast, Persephone (the Goddess of Spring) is back. This should prove a favorable time for making fun, gardens, money and friends. One’s inner ideals wish to be proved, demonstrated, manifested, and outwardly expressed and portrayed in the everyday world with others. Many proposals of marriage or business proposals this month. Strong bursts of warmth and love during these times. Crazy weather days (or extremes, vicissitudes) include May 7th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, 22nd, 24th, 27th.

“After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.” Mark Twain, ‘Adam’s Diary’

4. Full Moon in Scorpio on 17th at 7:09 am EST is on Enya’s birthday. Weekend of 14th/15th, 16th (and few days and nights previous) should prove sensuously and socially engaging. Moon going out of Scorpio into Sagittarius on 17th at 1:22 PM should snap the intellect back on track for more future planning. Full Moon may bring serious shifts in awareness with strong need for purity of motivation and deed, or need for purification or regenerating direction, otherwise negative karma outcome. All this is leading up to…
5. May 20th, Mars/Mercury trine Pluto followed by May 21 Venus trine Pluto with Sun entering tropical sign of Gemini. Strong push for what is desired. Tendency to tell a greater truth, give ultimatums, release greater or new facts or news, secrets revealed, proposal for futures. Wanting to prove oneself in both spirit and practical manifestation.
6. May 23rd Venus conjunct Mars brings to a climax this unusual month for loving kindness, good friendship, feelings of being connected, and many a peculiar visit of the mythological (though oft not logical) Eros. This aspect makes for some serious love encounters and passionate romance. On the other hand, the opposite can take place and one fights like dog and cat, bark and scratch, sparks and clash. Avoid heated debates or arguments. Good for fun engaging if not to rough or feisty.
7. Memorial Day weekend captures the last of this most ‘love-friendly’ month of strong emotional urges to unite, marry, win over, romance, marriage, and motherhood with Moon conjunct Mars/Venus on 30th. Spring summer has begun!

“There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.” -Carnegie

8. The Solar New Moon Eclipse June 1st followed by the Lunar Eclipse June 15th will snap us back into reality concerns and bottom line and curves life offers. With Jupiter sex tiling Neptune on june 8th, the dreamers, artists, and magician/musicians will push through to the middle of the month ‘lunar eclipse’; when then, the seriousness of 2012 and the end of the Mayan Calendar again appears to have some reality bites. With Jupiter going into Taurus, the coming year will prosper and help further the aims of the Earth signs Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo, as well as Cancer and Pisces signs. Jupiter in Taurus this coming May, will indicate an upturn in the price of real estate, homes. Inflation of assets and the devaluing of the dollar, may at this time, find sound balance with other currencies. At least, that is my hope. June will either find new checks and balances, solutions and resolutions; or, at the other extreme, a bit of a financial (dollar and real estate) crisis round the June 15th eclipse. Break through or breaking down?
“Heroism breaks its heart, and idealism its back, on the intransigence of the credulous and the mediocre, manipulated by the cynical and the corrupt.” -Christopher Hitchens

“When you understand all about the sun and all about the atmosphere and all about the rotation of the earth, you may still miss the radiance of the sunset. There is no substitute for the direct perception (kuan) of the concrete achievement of a thing in its actuality.” -Whitehead, Science and the Modern World

Robert Thibodeau
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Astrology newsletter March 2011

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Robert of Mayflower’s
Astrological News and Views
for March 2011
(248) 547-8227, by appointment only

“When the sun rises, everybody is able to see it. The fundamental or ultimate sun lies in the hearts of all people. Therefore, everyone possesses fundamental well-being, brilliance, and purity.” -Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

“A higher love must lead us all to a higher truth, otherwise the same old ghost will be jumping out of the closet at you again.” -C.B.

*March 1st to 28th, Venus into Aquarius gives an impulse to progress and modernize or update relationships. Struggle in love between security/reliability/rooting and freedom/expression/flowering. Good time for new art or presentation.

*March 4th-5th, (lasts 2 weeks) Uranus square Moon Node. Sudden shifts and changes in the way one relates to others. Unexpected events or experiences causing change in one’s way and pattern of relating to others. Sudden insights and perceptions causing one to change one’s thinking in relationship to others. Sudden surprises or insights causing one to rise or fall. Strange dreams and premonitions. This aspect will be in activation for a few weeks. Brings need to be innovative, new, or renewed; otherwise infighting. Many political back rooms reshuffling the cards, internal changes.

“It’s always young ones new on the stage, who else is soul naive and gullible for the ‘my precious’ hobbit chit.” -Aria Fairchild and the Thunder Brats

*March 4th, New Moon in Pisces. Inner moods conflict with outer drift. Need for artistic or spiritual endeavor to lift the spirit. Psychic or dream like insights, need for clarity and inner sureness.

“Motion and sleep velocity is big business, the saints hold still and listen.” -Aria Fairchild

*March 9th, Mercury conjunct Uranus, Mercury into Aries; over working mental and nervousness can create rash actions, hasty aggressive moments of electro/magnetic and emotionally charged storms (all month, especially mid to end). It gets wild this month with protests and quick reversals, upsets, changes in plans, regime changes … now till near end of month hot time for growing up quick. Solar flares, Storms and genius flashes as well as blazing egomaniac shooting stars all this month? 2011 is prep for 2012? Whew!

Mutable and Cardinal Signs affected most strongly. All planets in fire signs (Leo, Sagittarius, Aries) and earth signs (Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo) get booster shots of courage and good luck now into early July, and again at end of year into next; luck, spiritual growth, positive spirit, lots of things happening. Water and Air signs need to kick start their intuitive clairvoyance if drifting or dreaming or sleeping or spaced out too much. Need to change direction, diet, and recharge with meditation or yoga. Sudden bursts of energy followed by lack of energy needs a rebalancing act. If feeling good, follow your higher feeling heart.

“A crazy person is crazy. And the one who tries to challenge a crazy person is definitely crazy. You can’t get angry at a crazy person, because he or she is overwhelmed by delusions and is not acting out of choice.” -Gelek Rinpoche, from his book ‘Good Life, Good Death’.

*March 11th, Uranus into Aries (next couple years especially). Welcome to Zero Point Gravity and Vortex speed changes in our social life and world. Impulses of new creative genius and freedom is afoot. If you know what you’re doing, all ahead full. Otherwise, avoid unnecessarily negative people and unintelligent or unwise conflict. Avoid hasty or pre-mature actions. Avoid criticising or blaming others unless hugely smart, wise, compassionate. Outer change and reform clash with need for inner change and growth. Cultivate listening silence for deeper perception and patience. Ask for anything, accept the way things are just for now, and increase your intelligence by putting yourself in others shoes and mind set. Turn up the higher love and listen again. Many new ideas or changes of wind now offer new directions or workings, concerning all relationships both personal, business, and spirited. Next few months offer new events that allowing everyone to agree on personal and collective meaning of the current time; bringing more creative positive long term results, changes, and methods of action (or reaction). Events that affect us all, events effecting collective change in thinking and action now occur. Remember, not just Charlie Sheen is a thunder storm, earth quake, and solar flare on the dark street…

“I’m tired of pretending I’m not a total bitchin rock star from mars.” -Charlie Sheen

*March 13th Mercury square Pluto. Need to do further research, catch up, re-think or re-work a situation. Making hard choices, or having to make unfavorable decisions, perhaps concerning the least of two evils, or what’s best for long term. Avoid actions or thinking based on fear or anger. Unhealthy or unwanted compromising. On the positive note, compassionately wise manouevreing through difficult waters is possible to those patient, generous, and open hearted enthusiastic. The Charlie Sheen in us starts to make it or break it in next few weeks. Did you know that 20% of all homeless are veterans according to the news? Is that true or propaganda? Whew! Most all of us are homeless to our spiritual virtue selves.

“Joy and suffering are very much a matter of mental perception.” -Gelek Rinpoche, from his book ‘Good Life, Good Death’.

*March 15th Mercury conjunct Jupiter. Avoid inflated wealth of positive plans, thoughts, schemes, overwhelming ability to ‘do’ or ‘manifest’. Avoid putting the cart before the horse. If your chart is well aspected, expect many a good turn of luck. With ‘bad’ or ‘difficult’ aspects in one’s chart, possible turn of bad luck or loss, financially and relationship wise. Avoid over doing. Over all positive day for initiating talk, thought, action.

“Ignorance is when you ignore the truth right in front of, when you ignore one’s true nature, selfless heart listening to each and every heart. Here is the word, the world, the grail. There is ‘no self’ capable of grasping it all, soul listen!” -Trebore Tau Bodhi

*March 17th to 21st look for Crazy Stormy Weather, possibility of major quakes, as well as many shake-ups in the realms and reigns of power. Sudden changes, loss, deaths, as well as breath taking breakdowns and breakthroughs in science and high tech. Leaders topple or gain ground these mid weeks to end March.

*March 18th-19th Mercury oppose Saturn, Full Moon in Virgo. Stark realizations about what doesn’t work. Practical realizations can be gained as to ‘how to work with a situation’. Oppositional critique calls for clear vision of future and action to take. Bad Karma goes down for some, others full of wisdom insight; still others know the secret of patience, perseverance, and loving kindness/compassion as selfless way to Tao, to flow.

*March 20th Vernal Equinox, Sun into Aries, First day of Spring, coming the day after Full Moon and day before Sun/Uranus conjunction typifies stormy electrifying weather in both nature, politics, and self in relationship to others. Look for many a change to take place this month (and for next 3 months of Spring). Uranus is the determination to be free, but often falls short due to lack of patience when it comes to wisdom and compassionate ways of handling situations. Crazy storms politically, economically, and in relationships prevail. Its an ‘all things being equal, take the new way’ kind of aspect. It’s also known for major solar storms of insight and new light, inventions, breakthroughs, creativity, and strong shift in music, fashion, and style. Expect real breakthroughs with better cars, machines, and high tech. Strong weather extremes, quakes, volcanoes, winds, storms, and emotional release or breaks of pattern almost inevitable. A need at this time to release pressure and frustration in creative spiritual healthy ways. Blazing insights need dark deep safe roots to not just blossom, but to come to fruition maturity growth and futurity. All dictators of authority rather than self evident truth may have a problem with this aspect. Remember, Charlie is no Tiger; he’s sharing his story do buy. Gaddafi doesn’t share his insanity or genius; bipolar delusional or just a billion dollar bad big baby.

“When one is able to overcome the romantic and emotional attitude, one discovers truth even in the kitchen sink.” -Chogyam Trungpa, Meditation in Action

*March 26th Venus conjunct Neptune, Venus into Pisces on 27th makes for romance and dreamy high spiritual feelings. A wanting to smoothly flow, a wanting of love and gentle affection, a desire to melt into oneness or superior situation. Good for musicians and artists to make magic. Avoid false dreams or erotic nightmares. Good for spiritual ethics meeting divinely inspired heart and body. (aspects last a week or month depending on one’s individual chart. Water signs and Air Signs most affected along with mutable signs and sins (mutable signs both highly erotic and weirdly hung up or uptight). Good for illusion. Beware of someone promising futures rather than nows. Neptune/Venus aspects notorious for UFO and Virgin Mary sightings, inner paranoia and desire/fear projections, false advertising, wrong medication, and dream realities, as well as false notions of being anywhere rather than ‘Be Here Now’ mindfulness. The past and future steal the present for those not mindfully compassionate and wise.

“Seek the divine in the sky, on the earth, and in every mind and heart.” -Trebore Tau Bodhi
“When one is able to overcome the sense of self or ego in the picture, the moment, the situation, and see and feel the divine possibility in each and all, in every moment; even a fool will find the love, the compassion, the flowering of intelligence and relationship.” —Trebore Tau Bodhi of Mayflower

*March 28th Sun square Pluto, Jupiter oppose Saturn. Serious world economy news, environmental concerns, along with need for extra security these daze of 25th to 30th. These aspects indicative of need to rebuild infrastructure, create jobs, slow down over the top spending and inflationary trends. Indicates possible need to grow from the bottom up. Need to renew all efforts working from the ground up such as education, child care, care for the elderly, gardening, earthy practical needs. Need to not fly in the air and promise or commit to too much. Avoid carrying others karma or holding up their need to learn from some other than yourself. Help others out who need out. Patience and compassion to all the little ones, including the little one in the ‘big one’. This aspect makes things that get out of hand or go too far out …, go really far out, fall out, or break off. This aspect indicates long term work and serious commitment, patience, compassion, and insight wisdom; or out of bounds chaotic or violent overthrow and change. Serious loss and/or gain.

“Anger can’t be repressed, most say.
It has to be confronted with the dharma mind,
or perhaps redirected toward beneficial work.
Kindness or wisdom loving kindness and compassion for how dumb we all get at times, will insure not burning bridges behind you, and perhaps even the one right before you.” -Trebore Tau Bodhi of Mayflower

*March 30th Mercury goes retrograde till April 23rd. Need to really rethink past in light of the future.

*Charlie Sheen told NBC’s Jeff Rossen. “I’m tired of pretending like I’m not special. I’m tired of pretending like I’m not bitchin’, a total … rock star from Mars.”


“You should have read the directions before showing up at the party.”
-Charlie Sheen, now turned realist reporter or Shakespearean comedy tragedy figure, and proof the drug war isn’t working. Is he a Hunter Thompson or Alan Ginsberg anybody? How about last call for reality drink and currents events thinker? Breaking the record with quickly gaining millions on twitter account, many are entertained and watching. Why? Is it a love for carnival and Adonis/Dionysius gladiator human sacrifice stuff? More of what Chomsky calls distractor factor? Is it that so many ‘relate’?The ‘violent hatred’ thing and ‘defeat is not an option’ doesn’t seem to work anywhere in this interdependent world. Doubt if it will work with Charlie, it didn’t work in the Middle East or with the War on Drugs yet. Mr. Sheen would benefit by acquitting the buddhist bodhisattva warrior values quick, i would think; along with more humor and wisdom cracks. If Charlie doesn’t bite the arrows he shoots boomeranging and returning, or experience a crash and burn by mid April when Uranus transit approaches his opposition to natal Sun/Pluto midpoint, I will be surprised. His good aspects may strangely make him a weird media hero. Maybe he will make his Howard Stern type immortally mortalizing move or movie; or find an appropriate off the wall TV reality show to do? In September he’ll be at it again, if he survives this month or two.

Perhaps Charlie has met his real challenge with ‘the Goddesses’, including also his wife. Charlie Sheen, i believe, has been the highest paid TV actor in history with about 2 million dollars a show. His recent firing for wild party boy antics provoked and stirred his mass media rant. He has bragged that his party wildness is way beyond Sinatra, Flynn, Jagger & Richards. Perhaps he more needs to invoke Johnny Depp’s Pirate energy as well as Thompson and Ginsberg for more literary provocativeness. Perhaps it’s Mr. Sheen’s transparency that entertains us? To see a person truly be who they ‘is’ is rare, even in this spectator/mass media barbeque mentality awaiting a human psyche stripping and sacrifice. Charlie’s no angel, but he may be a messenger of hypocrisy and what egotism can do and not do for you. Mid March, Charlie faces Mars square Sun. Last month’s newsletter on Anger would have helped him here now. Avoid the weird materialistically minded and insanely obsessive angry drug called cocaine Mr. Star Shine; ah, Sheen. You may end up the only one on the inside with the “I am going to win inside every moment” (another of his quotes). Charlie, have you tried Mu Tea yet? Taking 3 breaths before speaking? Yoga? Vipassana Meditation for 10 day retreat? Tibetan Buddhism? Loving others for who they are, like you want them to do for you? Do we have to win all the time? Kill the opponent’s will? To be continued…

“Many things i sought, i could not find.
Many things i found, i could not bind.
Many things i bound, i could not free;
and many things i freed, returned to me.”
-Trebore Tau Bodhi of Mayflower
Other News and views include—
-Sugary drinks and high blood pressure scientifically linked.

-‘Watson’, an IBM Computer, wins at Jeopardy (vs Geo-Party) is giving many a 2012 apocalyptic nod that artificial (vs art of ‘I AM’ show) intelligence (vs inner spiritual soul intelligence) is taking over the reins of what it means to be smart and try to run things, rather than running to or from.

-Borders started in 1971 is now going bankrupt after (with Barnes and Nobel) wiping out independent bookstores. Mayflower started in 1971 too! Little is now big!

-Popemobile luciferic and/or ahrimanic?… bad air and tight quarters if you have to go, for sure. England paid millions to protect the Pope’s recent visit. Some critics in England say we should go back to crucifixions, it’s cheaper. Jeez… what a life and world we live in where so many have to protect and hide from attacks. We need metaphysical inner spiritual development stores everywhere!

-Jupiter inaugurates change and coming uranus square pluto by crossing ARIES POINT which the great astrologer Ebertin popularized. Where is it in your personal chart may make the key difference to what happens next!

-As Uranus enters Aries on March 11, 2011,,,the next 7 years are being initiated with new intelligence and genius craziness. Stay tuned for much more on this. Shades and shadows of the 60’s batman! Only now, all around the world…its the 60’s Sexties square rooted and demystified. Last elections in the USA and now Jupiter’s going into Aries on January 23 sparked a fighting spirit for freedom and something new to better living conditions.

Forget space people, aliens, and new planets and signs, if earth gets blown up and dies for awhile, we won’t need them.

Wherever your Cardinal Sign houses and planets are in your natal chart will tell the story and give the future indication of what’s to come. More next newsletter.

*Grammies 2011 heavy courting and petting with the voodoo hoodoo phantom of the opera like: someone needs a buddha doctor, doctor jesus, or a good break in the garden. Everyone is watching Grammies while few note the 14 anti mountaintop removal mining protesters including Wendell Berry at Governor’s office in Kentucky. The age of entertainment in the Kali Yuga. The forests there are disappearing due to devastating abusive and extensive coal mining. see-

*Have you noticed that it’s difficult to have a baby, or start a new business, a new something good in your life when the one at home or the lover is such a big baby already, eating up the future by making everything past?

*Huffington Post sold to AOL. Whew! Right, Left, Right, Right, Left, going gone! Owner said she is tired of two part system. Yes, higher truth and learning always needed. We need a trilectic, not dialectic.

*Men’s pics outnumber women’s pics in the news, ever notice?…men still run the world and conversation, money, guns, bibles. After 2010, women start to run what’s left of the world.

“When you can’t ask right questions and have a mutually kind and respectful conversation— monsters, vampires, and zombies appear. Think about it…- from Captain Bob

*The detroit news reports this month that Men’s Health magazine entitles Detroit to be the angriest town in America. Recent years have seen Detroit winning with high crime, unemployment, most violent, fattest city, and most illiterate. Hey! We got emminemyaknow! We need more artists, gardeners, musicians, true christians and Buddhists, and anyone who loves everyone and earth living there! Come one, come all.

“By abandoning the earthly warmth of the life of the senses, we can feel in the cold regions of intellectualism the warm sun forces of the cosmos; by abandoning the shining objects of the earth and by experiencing inner darkness through the intellectual world of thought, the living soul impulses, which we bring into this darkness, can receive the Cosmic Light, after having overcome, as it were, the earthly darkness.” -Steiner, Knowledge Pervaded with the Experience of Love, a lecture Dornach, Feb 18th, 1923, GA221
“Unless knowledge is pervaded with love, it is not possible to grasp the truths given by Anthroposophy.” -Steiner, same
“Life in the Holy Spirit leads to life in Christ, or to the presence of Christ, the Son of God.” -Steiner, same

“Inner sun, warmth and light, must with love seek cosmic warmth and light. Every thing is possible, no-thing is permitted. To the Holy, all is Holy.” -captain bob
“All goings and doings must be pervaded by a higher love, a divine enkindling to rise in every occasion, every moment, to a higher truth holding us all.” -captain bob

*EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) is setting new water standard to eliminate rocket fuel chemical Perchlorate (used in fireworks and explosives) found in drinking water in 26 states. It is said that the military may face certain liabilities for tainting water during rocket and missile testing. Unholy fireworks batman!
*New scientific evidence that mentally challenged (mentally ill) find new sense of solace, peace, harmony, and sanity in gardening. Fountain House in New York City, a working community for mentally challenged reports of increased health and therapeutic value.
*As oil rich countries protest their dictators and super rich elite, oil prices rise and fossilized fuel cars get way expensive to run. Remember when cell phones appeared and suddenly public access pay phones got too expensive and never worked good besides?
Weird Caribbean islands, U.K., Hong Kong, and several others including Japan and #1 China hold the most U.S. Government debt! Who owns America anyway?

“Where do we find something that can teach us how to transcend our ordinary consciousness and to penetrate into something which is estranged from us, without getting dazed, without falling into a kind of sleep? In the large field accessible to our ordinary consciousness there are two things which evidently lead us out of our ordinary consciousness without dazing us or putting us to sleep, as is the case every evening, when we go to bed. These two things in our ordinary consciousness that may serve as a kind of pattern for the way in which our consciousness can transcend its ordinary limits and penetrate into an unknown sphere, these two things must be sought in the moral field. Two moral experiences, permeating the whole life of the human being, supply a prototypical idea for the way in which we can go out of ourselves, without losing our consciousness.

These two things are first compassion, and second, conscience. If we study the way in which compassion and conscience are related to consciousness, we obtain, to begin with, an idea of how consciousness may go beyond its own limits. When I develop compassion, love or sympathy for another human soul, I experience within myself, according to my capacity, not that which touches me — for that would not be an experience of compassion and of love — but the joys, sorrows, pains and pleasures of the other soul. When I am full of compassion, I can lose myself in the soul of another person, and I actually live (as any unprejudiced observation will show) outside my ordinary consciousness, within the other soul.

Here I am confronted by a deep mystery of life. It is all the deeper because, if our feelings are of a moral nature, our consciousness does not vanish and we are not dazed when passing over into the consciousness of another soul. Indeed, how far I am able to maintain my own consciousness to a full extent, when experiencing the sorrows and joys of another soul, and not my own, is a standard of measure for my morality. It is even a moral defect for my consciousness to be dazed by the joys and sorrows of another soul; for then we have a situation similar to that of facing one’s own creative activity taking place during sleep. Consciousness falls asleep, as it were, in the face of another person’s sorrows and joys.
The second experience which pertains to the moral sphere and leads us out of our ordinary consciousness, is conscience. If we observe conscience in an unprejudiced way, we can say the following: In life we may love or hate, do or leave certain things undone, under the influence of our instincts and passions, or of sympathy and antipathy, or perhaps we may follow the dictates of education or of social relations — these appear to us from outside. But there is something which never speaks to us from outside, and this we call conscience.
Conscience comes to us from a world — we can feel and experience this — that speaks to us inwardly and can be heard by us inwardly. Conscience influences our ordinary perceptible world, for everything which we can perceive is open to correction when the supersensible demands of conscience impel us to action. Conscience bears witness to the fact that, in the moral sphere, our soul can be told something which transcends our consciousness. And, again, we find that it is a moral defect if our soul falls into a kind of sleep when conscience begins to speak and does not listen to its voice but only listens to what speaks from the physical environment through sympathy or antipathy, so that these promptings govern the soul’s impulses to action. If we can thus transcend our ordinary consciousness without feeling dazed, conscience is a phenomenon that speaks to the human soul in such a way that it need not take its impulses from any influence coming from the external world.
In regard to beings outside our own self, in regard to experiences transcending our knowledge and our consciousness, we have in the moral sphere the possibility to penetrate into them through compassion and love. Through conscience we listen, as it were, to truths which do not come from the world of the senses.”
-Rudolf Steiner, Occultism and Initiation, GA136, Lecture 9 of The Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature

Self cherishing
big babies trash things;
no self heaven sings
dreams come true
wedding heaven and earth.
-Trebore Tau Bodhi

-Like Magic-

Sometimes we walk
sometimes we fly
sometimes we talk
of days gone by.

Sometimes we go
where never before,
sometimes right now
is a new old door.

Sometimes we know
other times we’re stopped
right at the line
we thought we’d restart.

Sometimes we feel
what is real and true
sometimes we catch
you ‘n me, me ‘n you;
like magic.

-robert 2/13/11

Truth and Love , Peace and Joy,
-robert of mayflower

p.s.. Just read in news how some high ranking Scientists say that a small nuclear war might be good for slowing down global warming. What?! And we should blow up asteroids coming in? Are these Jesus fearing men? Wild world for sure. May truth and Love prevail, peace.

***New books by Steiner (i.e.. ‘Getting Old’) now in stock. Many other great self help and spiritually minded books just in. New artifacts, incense, crystals, and meaningful things to beautify self and environment! Come by Mayflower and see.

***March 11th, Robert Thibodeau will be playing live music at Bob Monteleone’s 50th Birthday Concert. Starts at 8 p.m., at Callahan’s Music Hall at 2105 South Boulevard, Auburn Hills, Mi. $5 Advance, $8 at door. Several acts featured include Black Market, Dave Edwards of The Look, the Toluenes from Nashville, Stumbling Mice, Acoustic Madness, and me! Check out Bob Monteleone on Facebook. Check out some of my new songs on Youtube or website

Astrological News and Views February 2011

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Robert of Mayflower Bookshop’s
Astrological News and Views February 2011
(248) 547-8227

“Anger weakens us; truth strengthens us.” -Steiner, The Mission of Truth

This is a month where many jump out of the frying pan and into the fire. In other words, ‘haste makes waste’ and ‘anger just turns up the heat, not the intelligence nor ‘wisdom-compassion’; the two wings of the true heart spirit-soul. Good month to brave the dark, be yourself, tell the truth and love everyone.

“You’re leaping over the hedge before you come to the stile.” -Don Quixote

The ego is unfree because it is ensnared in the toils of anger, of passion and the like. -Steiner, The Concepts of Original Sin and Grace, May 3, 1911

Anger is that powerful internal force that blows out the light of reason. Know this to be the enemy: it is anger, born of desire. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Making ourselves accountable, more often than not, helps others to count.” -Captain Bob of the Princess Lake Paddle Boat

*Feb. 2nd to 6th, New Moon applying in aspect to Mars then on to Neptune midpointing Uranus/Mercury make for much confusion, stormy weather, and misguided intention, delusion and tricks of the mind. ‘Much ado about nothing’? Sun conjunct Mars on 4th makes for swift aggressive moves both militarily and economically. Smart quick decision making taking action making for lots of strong winds, storm, and energy (esp 2nd to 6th Feb). Stormy weather, extreme weather and behavior, aggressive actions, crazy daze for sure! Good aspect for striving for one’s highest ideals and dreams. Often indicates everything from Don Quixote to Parzival, Shakespeare to Faust, 007 to Mad Max; Comedy and tragedy is at a high this month. Avoid Anger and psychodrama obsession. Courage for truth and love prevails but wisdom and compassion need be close consultants.

“Anger is the wine of fools” -Trebore Tau Bodhi

Hey! Is this Super Bowl week or what!? Astrologically tough call. Packers may or may not win on the TV. There’s 2 Super Bowls, the gambling one and the tv one. Last year Vegas Casinos declared that without the gambling one, there’d be no tv one. Didn’t i say this years ago on WJR Radio with J.P.McCarthy?! Yes! With Moon/Venus/Jupiter aspecting Sunday night, its gonna be one wild night for parties and fun.

On the whole, February is good month to deal with problems rather than avoiding. Catch up on all work. Many Mars aspects this month makes for bravery and courage for ideals, throwing oneself into solving problems and getting work done. Take care that Mars doesn’t end you up in arguments and feisty nasty fights of egotism and delusion, false dreams and control freaking, erroneous ways, illusions, fakers and lies. Honesty and Hard work go far this month. Long term practical ideals encourage one to prevail. Be brave for the higher truth and love living in us all. Be careful of partial facts throwing you off course from spiritual values, virtues, and higher morality. This month will have many of us re-examining the roots of violence, anger, hatred, and negative emotion psycho-drama, with emphasis on the ‘psycho’, and the ‘sci-fi’.

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” -Emerson
“A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.” Winston Churchill

“”Truth is a stern goddess, she demands to be at the center of a unique love in our souls. If a man fails to get away from himself and his desires and prefers something else to her, she takes immediate revenge.” -Steiner, Mission of Truth

Venus square Uranus on 2nd makes for amazing kisses, but also struggles tween love and freedom. security and growth. Good aspect for creative flair, poetic genius, and fights or flights for freedom. Other daze to invoke one’s higher angelic virtues and spiritual courage (rather than anger and taking things personally, woundology psychology, violence, political and religious unrest, argument, and insane craziness) possibly include; Feb. 6th, 9th, 10th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 24th, and 25th.

In time the savage bull doth bear the yoke.”
– William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, 1.1

*Feb. 3rd to March 26 Venus goes into Capricorn making in time a more practical and secured approach to long term love and friendship. Striving for mutual goals and shared respect and responsibility with realistic plans for the future strengthens family friendship ties now.

“To strive against truth leads to humanly degrading egoism. Love of truth is the only love that sets the Ego free.” -Steiner, Mission of Truth

Feb 3rd beginning of the Chinese Year of the Metal Rabbit. Look for more passive aggressive people meeting aggressive passive people. Persistent and, at times, obsessive lovers, friends. Rabbits are all ears and good listeners. Metal Rabbits are tough lovers, hard driving workers, and don’t take things personally, tough skinned. Nibbling ears anyone? Other rabbit people include that bunny boy Tiger Woods, Frank SINatra, John Mellencamp, Marvin Gaye, Huey Lewis, along with Tina Turner, Muddy Waters, Brad Pitt and Angelina jolie, and even Drew Barrymore.

“The Duke: I invent information about a country and sell it to others stupid enough to believe it.
Miquel de Cervantes: Seems a sound proposition. What brought you here?
The Duke: A lapse of judgment. I told the truth.” -Don Quixote

*Feb 9th Venus conjunct Pluto into Feb.10th Venus reaches peak south before heading north. Avoid loving others for just who you want them to be. Don’t compare yourself to others. Be yourself, work on yourself, to effect real change. Expect atmospheric and love disturbances, reshuffling, and rebalancing. Venus envy? Deep insights into what works and what doesn’t work in matters of love, friendship, children, elderly. Feelings of deep commitment and bonding, yet needing down time alone to ponder and contemplate, meditate. Learning from mistakes and backing up to catch one’s breath at this time is a good yoga. Avoid sticky control freaks and those who manipulate with guilt or shame. Painful awareness of difficulty in relationships. A need for time alone (with self and/or that special other).

“The truth is more important than the facts.” -Frank Lloyd Wright

*Feb. 14th is Valentine’s Day and Tim Buckley’s Birthday. Avoid ‘The War of the Roses’ scenario as well as feelings of nihilistic avoidance of one’s higher callings and virtues. Protect the ‘little ones’ and care for the elderly. Help those less fortunate to lift your spirits. Mercury trine Saturn good for writing in journal, paying up bills, long term thinking and planning, gaining wisdom from the past.

Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.
-Carl Jung

“Sancho: They say one madman makes a hundred and love makes a thousand.
Aldonza: What does that mean?
Sancho: I’m not sure.” -Don Quixote

*Feb. 16th-18th Full Moon Fever. More winter storm coming? Fantasy and over the top escapes and escalades of mad rapture may land one hard to the ground of reality. Sun conjunct Neptune followed by Venus square Saturn makes for zany weather and hard cold reality checks. Also for imaginative leaps into the dark future followed by a bump of reality and down to earth practicality. Where is one’s higher calling, vocation, right work and relationship? Are you founded on virtuous spiritual ideals? Falling short in the love, wealth, and health projections?Taking a beating or are you fleeing from self imposed images and fantasies. Full Moon at end of Leo quickly followed by Virgo Moon may reveal how one’s egotistic view may block one’s right mind truth ground. Review self when it comes to one’s personal and higher calling, work, relationships, and health.

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” -Joseph Campbell

Feb. 19th lunar perigee near the equator adds to the far out full moon fling turning many a wheel into Sunday’s new mind grind for a better future that includes you.

Resentment is the father of anger, selfishness the mother. -Trebore Tau Bodhi of Mayflower

Feb. 20th Mercury/Mars/Neptune conjunct following Moon opp Uranus/Jupiter. Good time for the arts, music, creative speech and prayer. Bad time to argue, fight, or go crazy. Extra caution needed to avoid accidents or being carried away with oneself. One may want to ‘Look before You Leap!’. The best laid plans of mice and men may go astray. Avoid being stuck on too structured of a day. Go with the tao, with the flow, be water seeking sound ground and pond of playful security. Great day for all artistic, musical, and creative adventure in writing, play, adventure, and pursuing dreams. Difficult day for playing accountant, detective, inquisitor, or materialistic judge of others affairs. Avoid not paying attention to practical down to earth things. Avoid artificial or too rich of foods that can make one over acidic or feel weak, sick. Difficult aspect when it comes to economic reality, geo-political hotspots, and fast talk. Beware of lies and lipstick, far flung wild money schemes and far-a-way dreams.
Feb 22nd Mars enters Pisces till April 1st. Passive people get aggressive, aggressive ones get passive. Crazy turn inside out aspect this Mars in Pisces. Take extra care to avoid food poisoning, others crazy plots and inflated dreams and schemes, and wild no where rides or travels. Good for artistic, musical, and spiritual relationships.
“Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.” -Ben Franklin

Feb 25th Jupiter square Pluto with Moon conjunct Pluto on 27th brings a few dayz of seriously reconsidering all big plans and over night success stories. Greed, ego, selfishness; or social concern for the less fortunate. Ecological difficulties. Such aspects are notorious for making or losing large amounts of money/emotions/investments. Such aspects intensify need for social change, banking changes, concerns about social security, taking care of the less fortunate. One can regenerate or degenerate at faster pace. Make it or break it in big big ways aspect. The big shooters come out. This is the third of 3, Last 2 Jupiter sq. Pluto were June 24th and July 2nd. This aspect thus in effect for the last several months.

“Anyone can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way – that is not within everyone’s power and that is not easy.” -Aristotle

*****other news in the news:
*The Detroit Public Library is looking to close branches and lay off 20% of staff and cut pay by 10% for starts. With Borders on the brink of bankruptcy and Barnes and Noble having their own difficulties, what will people read? Bills?

It’s been recently reported that women ask for a divorce two thirds more often than men. I think what’s really going on is that men ask once and expect the woman to get it, women have to ask 3 times before a man begins to hear what she’s saying. Men want to feel what the woman is saying or doing, women just immediately intellectually get what men say and do. What do you think?

So lets get this right. The news reports that men quarrel and hit women more often during the Super Bowl. Its the largest gambling day of the year. And the news also reports that police are cracking down on Super Bowl day and city for the largest sex slave day of the year??! Jeez….., what is the Super Bowl anyway? And i thought it was entertaining advertisements and half time music!

Farmland birds in UK continue to drop in population dying out, as many as ½ as many birds since 1970. Pollution and cell phones? Who knows?!

News reports Sex Desires down in Japan. Too much porn and computers?

“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.” -Dale Carnegie

“Some things that count can’t be counted; some things that can be counted don’t count.” – Albert Einstein
From Rudolf Steiner—
“A small number of the seventh sub-race of the fifth root-race will become the true sons of the Kundalini fire. They will be permeated with its full power. They will provide the material, they will pass it on to the leaders of those who will develop: man further. Thus is the fifth root-race directed to the heights which kindle the divine fire; thus is kindled out of inmost depths with holy fervor the divine principle which no longer separates man from man, but evokes brotherliness as far as the human understanding reaches. And thus far shall brotherliness be quickened in our own root-race and in the next. This fire will live in single individuals; and in those who are initiated in the course of the fifth root-race there already lives a spark of this divine fire which is the capacity for brotherliness and will put an end to separation.
But it is only in its beginning, it is still hidden, veiled by the existing life of separation. The power of kama (lower desire) still conceals the Kundalini fire. And because it emerges in veiled form as premonition, as foreboding, in the immediate future it will assume another character. On the plane of illusion the divine fire is the divine wrath. When the whole of mankind is permeated by this brotherliness it will become the divine love. But so long as it makes itself felt in individuals as zeal, it is the divine wrath. It asserts itself by working with great power in individuals and since the others are not yet ripe enough, it manifests itself as the divine wrath.
The poet, the initiate, who speaks of such things, always expresses this at the outset of his poem.” -Steiner, Greek and Germanic Mythology in the Light of Esotericism, chap. 4, the Trojan War
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