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HOMER’s ODYSSEY, Ch. XXIV- PISCES II

Posted on January 6th, 2019 by Don Cerow

   THE END OF THE ROAD Pisces is a mutable WATER sign. Like each of the WATER signs, there is pain, sadness and loss, their quality varying with the sign they’re in. Emotional issues tend to be daily with Cancer, accompanied by rage with Scorpio, and felt by everyone in Pisces. The symbol of this sign is […]

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HOMER’s ODYSSEY, Ch. XXIII- AQUARIUS II

Posted on December 22nd, 2018 by Don Cerow

Like multi-colored cloaks our legendary characters are putting on different personalities to illustrate in this chapter how Aquarians act and where their strengths and weaknesses lie. If Saturn is the ancient ruler of Aquarius (it is), then Saturnian issues will tend to do well here. If the Sun is in its detriment here (it is), then the power […]

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HOMER’s ODYSSEY, Ch. XXII- CAPRICORN II

Posted on December 7th, 2018 by Don Cerow

         WHAT YOU DO COME BACK TO YOU- It’s the law!  This is the chapter for Capricorn and it’s themes of rules, responsibility and determination in the face of adversity. Mars is in its exaltation in Capricorn. Saturn, the planet that rules Capricorn, is in its exaltation in Libra. All these themes interweave. So what does […]

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HOMER’s ODYSSEY, Ch. XXI- SAGITTARIUS II

Posted on November 23rd, 2018 by Don Cerow

              HOMER’s ODYSSEY, Ch. XXI- SAGITTARIUS II  We’re up to the twenty-first out of twenty-fourth chapter of Homer’s Odyssey, and we’re pretty darn pleased with the results. What is becoming evident is that both the Iliad and the Odyssey are celestial choreographies, using various stellar landmarks as benchmarks to weave their way through their plot line. This week we’re looking […]

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HOMER’s ODYSSEY, Ch. XX- SCORPIO II

Posted on November 7th, 2018 by Don Cerow

      Scorpio is one of the most powerful and passionate signs of the zodiac. Eleven signs of the Zodiac focus on the ins-and-outs of life. Scorpio deals with death, checkmating life in its tracks. Sex and death are said to be Scorpio’s keywords. It is a fixed WATER sign, signaling deep seated emotions and […]

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HOMER’s ODYSSEY, Ch. XIX- LIBRA II

Posted on October 24th, 2018 by Don Cerow

        In this, the nineteenth chapter of Homer’s Odyssey, we are looking once again (see Chapter VII) at the nature of relationships three thousand years ago. The courtship of the belligerent suitors is brought to the fore, and, after twenty years of waiting, Odysseus and Penelope meet and lay eyes on each other […]

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HOMER’s ODYSSEY, Ch. XVIII- VIRGO II

Posted on August 25th, 2018 by Don Cerow

           HOMER’s ODYSSEY, Ch. XVIII- VIRGO II Examples abound throughout this chapter of Homer. Like Gemini, which is also ruled by Mercury, this is the sign of the mind and nervous system, but unlike Mercury’s rulership over Gemini (an AIR sign), this is Mercury’s rulership over Virgo (an EARTH sign). In Gemini, it is often thoughts and […]

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HOMER’s ODYSSEY- Ch. XVII, LEO II

Posted on July 27th, 2018 by Don Cerow

Leo is characterized by a lion, the King of the Beasts. It is a sign ruled by the Sun and deals with honesty, truth and nobility. As opposed to the home in Cancer, in Leo it is the palace that’s the place where you lay you head. The  central nervous system and heart are the […]

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HOMER’s ODYSSEY, Ch. XVI- CANCER II

Posted on July 12th, 2018 by Don Cerow

                    HOME SWEET HOME  Cancer is a sign represented by the Moon, the body closest to the Earth. It is a Cardinal WATER sign that rules the feminine, yin, body, and soul. It’s the emotional connections that we share with our closest family and friends. It is […]

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HOMER’s ODYSSEY, Ch. XV- GEMINI II 

Posted on June 28th, 2018 by Don Cerow

This lunation we’re taking a look at the third sign of the zodiac for the second time, Gemini. If our hypothesis is correct, this constellation of the zodiac was the theme for Chapter 3 and 15 (12, repeating the cycle, plus 3 for the second time around = 15).       Astrologically speaking Gemini was […]

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HOMER’s ODYSSEY, Ch. XIV- TAURUS II

Posted on June 13th, 2018 by Don Cerow

      Well, here we are at the second examination of Taurus, the archetype ruled by Venus. The Moon is in its exaltation here, Mars it’s detriment. Taurus is a Fixed EARTH sign, bound by a bond of Love. These people can be loyal and steadfast. In contemporary times they are seen to be […]

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HOMER’s ODYSSEY, Ch. XIII- ARIES II

Posted on May 15th, 2018 by Don Cerow

Resetting the Tumblers Our hypothesis in this series is that Homer’s books, the Iliad and the Odyssey, are astrological primers. Each work has 24 chapters, apparently linked to the 12 signs of the zodiac. In either work, chapter one equals Aries while chapter twelve finishes with Pisces. Chapter thirteen starts the whole cycle over again with Aries, chapter fourteen with […]

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HOMER’s ODYSSEY, Ch. XII- PISCES

Posted on April 29th, 2018 by Don Cerow

This is our twelfth sign, or constellation if you prefer. Three thousand years ago, the era when the Odyssey was composed, the two were one. This twelfth division corresponds to Pisces, a mutable WATER sign ruled in contemporary times by Neptune (Gk- Poseidon), and in antiquity by Jupiter (Gk- Zeus). Venus is in its exaltation in […]

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HOMER’s ODYSSEY, Ch. XI- AQUARIUS

Posted on April 15th, 2018 by Don Cerow

              HOMER’s ODYSSEY, Ch. XI- AQUARIUS  This week we’re taking a look at the 11th chapter of Homer’s Odyssey, a chapter which, if our hypothesis is correct, corresponds to the 11th sign of the zodiac, Aquarius. If Aquarius is around, the stars shouldn’t’t be far behind. The eye of the Sun […]

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HOMER’s ODYSSEY, Ch. X- CAPRICORN

Posted on April 10th, 2018 by Don Cerow

This week we’re taking a look at the tenth chapter of Homer’s Odyssey, a chapter devoted to Capricorn, a CARDINAL EARTH sign ruled by Saturn. The glyph associated with this sign is that of a Sea-goat, half-goat and half-fish, often depicted overseeing life from the top of a mountain. In the body Capricorn rules the spinal column, skeletal system […]

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HOMER’s ODYSSEY, Ch. IX- SAGITTARIUS (cont)

Posted on March 17th, 2018 by Don Cerow

In our last Moon Mail, we took a look at Chapter IX of Homer’s Odysseyand compared it’s themes to its rulership (Zeus and/or Jupiter), and the sign that it ruled (Sagittarius). Using a code that relies to a large extent on imagery and repetition, we began to observe a number of related characteristics that emerge through the chapter, especially […]

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HOMER’s ODYSSEY, Ch. IX- SAGITTARIUS

Posted on March 8th, 2018 by Don Cerow

  With Odysseus as our role model in this chapter, we see this new persona making it’s appearance right at the beginning as our hero declares that his fame has ‘reached the skies‘ (line 23). In fact, anything that derives from the skies such as rain, storms, hail, lightning and even the planets (Jupiter’s children) fall into […]

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HOMER’s ODYSSEY, Ch. VIII- SCORPIO

Posted on January 16th, 2018 by Don Cerow

               SEX AND DEATH  This week we’re taking a look at the 8th chapter of Homer’s epic novel, the Odyssey, suggesting that it is part of an Astrological Primer, an ancient handbook for learning astrology, for learning about life. The eighth chapter corresponded not only to the sign of the zodiac we are all familiar with, […]

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HOMER’s ODYSSEY, Ch. VII- LIBRA

Posted on January 1st, 2018 by Don Cerow

 Libra is a CARDINAL AIR sign ruled by Venus. Like the scales which it represents, its vibration is attuned to balance, marriage and harmony. Of course the symbolism of the scales brings in the whole notion of the LEGAL SYSTEM and the virtues (truth, honesty, integrity, justice, etc) inherent there. It’s season is AUTUMN, its cardinal […]

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HOMER’s ODYSSEY, Ch. VI- VIRGO

Posted on December 18th, 2017 by Don Cerow

               LAUNDRY DAY  Virgo is the sixth sign of the Zodiac. Ruled by Mercury, it is a MUTABLE EARTH sign symbolized by the Virgin and the sheath of wheat she holds. It is a vibration that deals with practical crafts like wool or basket weaving, knitting, quilt making and […]

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