The Cosmetics Industry Will Be Sitting Pretty For Years To Come

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In times of global financial uncertainty, one constant remains – people want to look their best. During the Great Depression, cosmetic sales overall allegedly increased by as much as 25%. In 2001, during a major recession and then in the wake of 9/11, cosmetic sales again increased by 11%. There’s a catchy phrase for the phenomena: Continue reading “The Cosmetics Industry Will Be Sitting Pretty For Years To Come”

Full Moon In Capricorn July 8th-9th, 2017: Unleashing The Hell Hounds

Astrology full moon Capricorn July 2017 gilded splinters
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Sometimes you just look at a Full Moon and know why the word lunacy shares the same root word as lunation. The Full Moon at 17 degrees Capricorn of July 8th/9th (exact July 8th at 11:07 PM CST) is opening the gates of… somewhere dark, deep down below. The Full Moon is in fall in Capricorn, not feeling at home here anyway. The Sun at 17 Cancer will be widely conjunct fixed star Sirius (given how bright Sirius is, I’m generous with the orb here); the Full Moon will be tightly conjunct Pluto retrograde at 18 degrees Capricorn. Both Sun and Moon square Jupiter at 13 degrees Libra, forming a configuration known as a cardinal T-square. Layers and layers of energy and intensity. And you better believe it’s pissed off, rage filled energy with Mars included at 22 degrees Cancer, also in the sign of its fall and struggling to find healthy expression. Mars is conjunct fixed star Pollux, known for telling stories most would rather not hear (Julian Assange has Mercury conjunct Pollux, for example). Continue reading “Full Moon In Capricorn July 8th-9th, 2017: Unleashing The Hell Hounds”

Welcome The Dog Stars And Dog Days Of Summer!

SIRIUS SUMMER Dog Days Dog Stars
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The dog days of summer is a common expression, though not everyone knows where the saying originated. It is an astrological/astronomical reference to the fixed star Sirius, aka the “dog star” located in the Canis Major constellation. Sirius is a fixed star in the Western tropical zodiac sign of Cancer, and experiences its heliacal rising (aka becomes most visible on the eastern horizon just before sunrise) during Cancer season.

 

Many old farmers almanacs will list the dog days as being from July 3rd to August 11th, with Sirius making its big appearance around July 19th. However, the days leading up to Sirius’ heliacal rising were usually considered to be the sultriest. As Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky,

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