Archive for February, 2014

Kate Winslet, Ned Rocknroll and Baby Bear

Posted By Jemila on February 2nd, 2014

Kate and her husband, Ned Rocknroll recently had a Sagittarian baby boy they have named Bear Winslet. He was born in Sussex on December 7th, 2013. Ned is Kate’s third husband and maybe third time’s a charm for her! She and her ex husband, director Sam Mendes weren’t that great of an astrological match, as Sam likely didn’t get the depths of Kate. She is a triple Libra with her Sun, Moon and Rising all in lovely Libra, but Pluto is conjunct those three!  This dramatically changes the qualities of sweet Libra, making them inseparable from deep, dark Pluto. Kate goes to the ultimate depths. She is the phoenix, constantly throwing herself into the fire and being reborn, and now she is being reborn again with her husband and baby.

Ned Rocknroll is the nephew of Richard Branson and works for his uncle’s space travel division, Virgin Galactic. He is a Capricorn and looks like a Libra moon (depends on birth time which I can’t find) just like her.  His Sun and Moon are also deeply involved with Pluto, so he isn’t afraid to go to the depths with her. Also, with Capricorn in her fourth house of her home, they likely are able to create a very cozy home together. Kate has Mars in Gemini, so she really falls for the Charmers, but we know she needs something deeper than that in the long run. The perfect match for this Miss Perfect  needs some real depth, but also a sharp, witty sense of humor to go along with it. It seems by Ned’s chosen last name of Rocknroll that he is the sarcastic type of Capricorn that doesn’t take himself too seriously. He seems like an excellent match for this deep and lovely lady.

Thoughts on Mercury Retrograde

Posted By Jemila on February 2nd, 2014

 Don’t say or do anything for a month…just kidding! Don’t listen to all the hype you hear about Mercury going retrograde. It seems like those who don’t know much about astrology love to spread the superstitious belief that everything will go wrong while this planet appears to move backwards from our perspective. My interpretation of this planet’s change of direction is that it’s simply a time to review all of the forward progress in the area of communication that we’ve made in the past few months. Maybe this is challenging for us because our culture values forward progress so much more than thoughtful reconsideration. This is really just the best time to do “re” things, like review, renew, renegotiate, redirect, redecorate, and so on.

Common complaints about Mercury retrograde are breakdowns of communication tools, (phones, computers, cars, etc…) and an extra dose of misunderstandings. But doesn’t this stuff happen all the time anyway? That said, I have seen Geminis, Virgos and Mercury dominant people really struggle with their communication tools more than usual when Mercury goes retrograde, as they are the communicators of the zodiac. There are a lot of complaints about this planet’s change of direction from all of the signs, but could it possibly be our own impatience that is getting in our way? Maybe it’s our need for immediate results, and our avoidance of having to redo anything, that makes this time especially difficult.

When Mercury goes retrograde it would be wise not to expect everything to go exactly as planned, and try to do some “re” things. If we follow the movement of the stars, we might be better prepared for whatever is coming towards us. After all, disaster comes from “dis” (against or away from), and “aster” (the stars). So, maybe we should be moving backwards with our thinking and communicating for a while, and reflecting on all that we have done.

Mercury’s apparent retrograde motion lasts for 3 weeks 3 – 4 times a year. Here are the dates for 2014:

February 6, 2014 1:43 PM PST  –  February 28, 2014 6 AM PST

June 7, 2014 4:56 AM PDT  –  July 1, 2014 5:50 AM PDT

October 4, 2014 10:02 AM PDT  –  October 25, 2014 12:16 PM PDT