Today’s Horoscope

Today’s Horoscope

John Rutherford’s  FREE WEEKLY HOROSCOPE All Signs

The Lion
July 21-Aug 20


Check Your Chart, for the Week of 11 August, 2014

by John Rutherford, Astrologer, reading Your Horoscope since 1971.

Decisions have consequences. Some of them take years to develop, both decisions and consequences. Too often, short-sighted decisions, the off-the-cuff ones, the selfish and personal-gain ones, turn ‘difficult’ in the long run.

A massive project was invested in and built up. Huge gains were at stake. But, this venture was pushed far beyond its capability. The best minds warned of the overload years in advance. The project leaders dismissed critics, even saying when problems developed, those problems didn’t exist. Then came the consequences.

The dam broke. The tailings pond was full heavy metal poisons, toxic stuff. It leaked downstream. Authorities soon said, don’t worry, the water is all good again. Meanwhile, people are scared, can’t drink or bathe, and don’t trust authorities since a record salmon run was expected and the water is already peeling the skin off the salmon. So started Monday in BC. (editors note British Cloumbia )

What an allegory for the Middle East. An ill advised, factually baseless adventure into Iraq has now inflamed the entire region, just as predicted. “It’s a failure of leadership!” Sure was, back then, in 2003. There is no such thing as Building Democracy without people’s support.

The most powerful Full Moon of the Year crossed Saturn, Lord of Consequences. If you start something, usually by Mars or Jupiter, you better finish it. Impudent upstarts, from the Ukraine to Gaza and back again to ‘the caliphate’ in Iraq, have made great strides, but now face “limits” in Saturn, are starting to be turned back. Moonphse

Donetsk is surrounded, rebels want a break, Russian troops at the ready for ‘help’. Gaza is getting hammered (Saturn) again for tossing rockets again. US bombing starts again in Iraq while Baghdad gets its failing act together, and the country heads toward partition, just as predicted. Damned consequences. All Russia has left is choking US chicken and pulling Canadian pork.


This Week:Look at the news and all you see is ALARM. Astrologically, I see a cleaning and a clearing of issues and problems, and a settling down. The most potent Cosmic Threat coming is the Mars-Saturn alignment in Scorpio, on the 25th. When exact, this alignment Rises in the East exactly through the globe’s Hot Spots. Coincidence?

It is a time to heal the bruises and battering from a fight well fought. Yes, there is much to hammer out, more owies, but mopping up has begun. As the Alignment of the Nasties gets increasingly caught up in the Solar glare, growlies and fighting turn inward, can’t thrash so much outwardly. Upstarts start fighting themselves. Taking great strides and making a mark is one thing, keeping it another.

Jupiter did little to openly help when the Sun shut down before his alignment. Solar energy remains low. But, the tide has turned, even if feeble. The down and dreary mood, the dire and stark perspectives, projected by the Full Moon soon shifts with better consequences as the Moon triggers Venus square Jupiter later Sunday. Bring on the mood swing!leo-2

Monday wanders. Tuesday settles. Wednesday is sweet and easy. Thursday juggles. Friday gets selfish. Saturday stays determined. Sunday is a pleasant day off.


Nota Bene: Happiness is based on what you expect, not what’s going on. Expect a Nasty but only get a small one, you’re happy, or at least happier. Expect a Big Prize, but get a minnow, you’re bummed. Getting off your High Horse helps. No gain without a bit of grit. And, expecting to teach, to explain and pass on what you got, helps your learning.

            Takers take all they can, give nothing in return. Matchers only play tit-for-tat, trades are all you get. Givers give, share, and get to the point better. And, the easiest way to tell if, “It’s all about ME!” just ask; narcissists can’t resist.

            Synchronicity with Science and Cosmos. You can reach me at (604) 553-3112.


Late Wednesday – early Sunday, 13-17 August. (Moon smiley, then shifty, in Aries, gets tough in Taurus. The Sun in Leo aspects Mars-Jupiter / Neptune. 21-24 Fixed, 6-9 Cardinal)

You can only play the hand you are dealt. The Sun is only reacting to events, not ready for a bigger stance (there is one) until this ‘issue’ that started the month gets cleared up. Like most break ups, you dump on the loser before dumping them, and before you can move on to better.

Focal Points are on the days highlighted, but this certainly is part of a long, ongoing thing. Thursday is so hopeful, Sunday so tired of it all. Surprise, it gets better.


Late Friday, 15 August. (Moon greedy in Taurus. Mercury in Virgo aspects Uranus in Aries. 1 Mutable, 16 Cardinal)

Here’s a surprise! An icon gets clast. Someone so normally staid and seemingly secure gets their dander up? It’s about time, and the timing is perfect for a Public Hearing and airing of grievances. The issues are unimportant. It is the ‘issuer’ who is, who’s willing to blow dignity and the image of position. This changes many perspectives. Savour the rage.


Sunday, 17 August. (Moon reaching and yearning in Gemini. Venus aligns with Jupiter in Leo. 7 Fixed, 22 Mutable)

Hinted at Wednesday, thrown off course Friday, hope is renewed by Monday, ready to grab ‘gold’ next Saturday. Yes, it’s an emotional roller coaster, but a thrilling and satisfying ride. Toss the doubts, embrace the butterflies, take this chance that seems blind and hopeless.

If you want the “horrible-scopes”, go somewhere else. If you want the meaning behind them, stay on.

Angel by Shaun Darius

Angel by Shaun Darius

Is your Number up?
 Check Your Four Personal Points for every day (see below). If the numbers match, this day is meant for you!

Each forecast shows: the Moon Sign, the Planetary Aspect, and Numbers of degrees in Signs for the Planetary Aspect.

The Moon Sign is the Sign the Moon is in for that day. The Moon Sign gives advantage to the Sign it is in, puts extra pressure on the opposite Sign, and tends to cross up or neutralize the Signs at right angles. For example, with Fixed Signs, if the Moon is in Taurus, Taurus has the advantage, Scorpio gets challenged, and Leo and Aquarius get shifted or crossed up.

The Planetary Aspect is where action is released. It’s the Excuse. Unlike daily Horoscopes that suggest each day has the same level of influence, this is the core of changes in the daily energies.

The Sign Numbers are the degrees in the Signs of the Zodiac being emphasized. If the degree for any day is close to any degree of Your Four Personal Points (see below), within a degree or so, THIS IS YOUR DAY. Pay extra ATTENTION.

You may have several days in the week activated for you, or you may have none. As a degree hits one of Your Four Personal Points, the forecast tells about the important things in your life. The daily forecasts tell you when. The overall story comes through over time. Sooner or later, the degrees of the Forecast catch up to all Your Points.

Your Four Personal Points are, in order of importance:

The Ascendant, the Mid-heaven, the Moon, and the Sun.  These are the most important Points of your Horoscope, calculated from your birth date, your birth-place, and the time of day you drew your first breath.

The first two Personal Points, the Ascendant and Mid-heaven, are the points that fix the Earth in space for your birth time at your specific birth place.  We live on the Earth, not the Sun or the Moon.

The Ascendant, also called Your Rising Sign, is more important than your Sun Sign.
Simply, and generally only, forecasts that affect your:

      relate to matters in your environment.            Use it to see what’s in your “face”.
    relate to matters in your personal life.Use it to see what’s in your mind.
              relate to matters in your emotional life.          Use it to see what’s in your heart.
                 relate to matters in your physical life.             Use it to see what’s in your core.

The Signs of the Zodiac are:
Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn)
Fix: Fixed Signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius)
Mut: Mutable Signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces)

Heaven, Help Us! The forecast is the mood of the moment.

When it rains, we all get wet, no matter what “Sign” we are.

If you like this forecast, let others know. SEND IT TO THEM.

If you have comments or questions, LET ME KNOW.

Check Your Four Personal Points every week to see if any of them is targeted, and…


Your Horoscope is the picture of the Heavens for the moment you were born. Using the latest advances in Astronomy and Astrology, you can get a Horoscope reading with accurate, up-to-date detail. Contact me at or call (604) 553-3112.

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