carving the spirit free

Charlie TerrellCharlie Terrell

Full Moon 14 Virgo
March 5 Chicago 12:05pm
London 6:05pm
March 6 Tokyo 3:00am
Wellington 7:00am

Full Moon in Virgo opposes Sun/Chiron in Pisces highlighting peace talks between the deep subconscious wound and the need for practical healing via logical, precise daily analyzation.
Chop wood, carry water.
Mercury opposes Moon/Jupiter today while Sun/Neptune quincunx them.
Change of habits, re-organization is needed.  Focus on feelings and regeneration – metamorphose habits/character traits that self-sabatoge.

Full Moons are Sun Moon promises.  New Moons signal quiet growth from intent; Full Moon fruition is harvest.  Full insight via the compare and contrast of what we asked for and what was delivered and how we feel (Moon) about it.

During New Moons we (conscious – solar / subconscious – lunar) are side by side looking into the world:  two FEELS more like ONE.  Instinct and will are a team, setting intentions for growth during the coming lunar cycle.

During Full Moons two FEELS more like TWO, because we are at odds with the other side of ourselves, at odds with the reflection of self, at odds with the OTHER.  (Full Moons are always opposite Sun) Instinct and will are in peace talks, they are AWARE of their separateness.  Understanding, illumination and growth is at a peak – knowledge courses in from all sectors.

Hope or Jettison.
Spirit of Change.
Peace talks signal reboots across the wheel where your house Virgo meets house Pisces.  Virgo – Pisces axis here.
Obstacles are found in houses Gemini and Sagittarius.  Change is made easily in mutable signs – work it !  Think universal vs personal healing, meditation vs daily routines, logic vs beliefs – the symbiotic middle ground via thought patterns, mental re-boots, polarity shifts.

Be inventive !

This brings to mind the edge of the knife (Mars/Venus/Uranus), carving away at the hidden spirit (Sun/Chiron Pisces) that is waiting to be born within the wood.  Venus has moved on from Mars and will move on from Uranus by the time Full Virgo Moon arrives, but by transference of light they all trine (Uranus exact) Leo Jupiter - surprise inspiration, love/creativity and the gift of quiet grace.  (Jupiter Rx)

Note that Mercury is out of shadow the day before Full Moon, crystal clear concepts are dawning – Mercury is exalted in Aquarius until March 30 when it whizzes into Aries. (edit: March 12 Pisces, rather) 

Know also on March 14, taskmaster Saturn moves Rx at 4 degrees Sagittarius until August 8 when it moves direct at 28 degrees Scorpio. Late Leo (and all fixed signs) people you have my empathy, but we have to go back and get something we seem to have forgotten.

We are also heading into major changes with two incoming eclipses:
Solar Eclipse 29 Pisces March 20
Full moon Lunar Eclipse 14 degrees Libra April 4
More on that soon.

peace
Gneiss Moon

BrainsBabyBrains

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I mentioned in Drum of Truth we have Venus conjunct Uranus incoming !   Venus is coming up on Uranus Feb 28 – March 4.  This is a heck of an aspect when backed by Aries/Martian power.

What may we expect you ask ?  
With Uranus all bets are off – higher octave of the trickster, it’s a wildcard.

Those born with Venus conjunct Uranus KNOW it delivers a surfeit of surprises.  Wildly creative, but will not be restrained in any form or fashion.  Love comes in an incredible rush/often abandoned in a nanosecond.  Incredibly magnetic/repellant due to the electric polarities of Uranus.

See this aspect and know these people cherish change in a myriad of forms.  Radically sensual and wildly flirtatious Venus conjunct Uranus is attracted to anything unknown, new, innovative.  Uranus rules the ankles, Venus attracts, showing a bit of skin or flash here will turn their heads.

Venus conjunct Uranus has the uncanny knack of being in the right place at the right time for love/money/creative opportunities.  Due to the fact that Venus rules relationships and Uranus fellowship, these people have an aptitude for herding friends from all walks of life - the weirder, the better.

These folks are curious about love in all its forms of expression, though they can be a bit emotionally detached preferring intellectual stimulation instead.  Give them plenty of room to roam, for freedom is absolutely essential, they will not be fenced or herded.  They KNOW if you are feeding them a tired old line trying to seduce or flatter – instead, go do your own thing – works a charm !

Ultimately this is an aspect of bohemian creativity/love and that means money (Venus) is also likely to come in fits and starts.  They have a take it or leave it interest in cash – humanitarian ideals and social consciousness are at the forefront of their minds.  They create social change wherever they go.

The way to their heart/affections is through their cerebrum.

peace
Gneiss Moon

Drum of Truth

 

 

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Many things are in unison at the moment:
Creativity/energy, affection/action, charm/risk via Venus/Mars in Aries
Spirit/subconscious, awareness/healing, ambition/devotion via Sun/Neptune in Pisces

Mars trine Saturn loves to work the kinks out, esp with Mars ruling Aries.  Saturn in Sagittarius  squaring the subconscious combo of Sun/Neptune seeks the tap-root, the wellspring, the bud of the bud.  Here we swim in the deep waters of what we need to face under the light of the Sun, but often don’t.  Healing comes in a rush with these planets at work.

Leo Jupiter Rx trine Uranus while Aquarius Mercury opposes Jupiter turns on the electric vibe, the flash inspiration of Knowing (Aquarius motto) our path though Seeing the path (Jupiter retrograde) at this time may prove difficult.  Thinking communication planets are in peace talks with each other.
Hope vs. jettison.  In fixed signs no less – not an easy answer, this one – but it will arrive in its own time, nonetheless.

Instinctively we know where we are headed (Aries) and love is in the lead.
Venus is coming up on Uranus Feb 28 – March 4, we’re all in for a powerful surprise enlightenment re: love/money/creative spark.
Roll with it….it is what it is.

Many things are changing, the Pole Star remains - guidance in tandem with those who are seeking the spirit.  Truth at the core, connection with the cosmos, a new friendship, a gift, a creation.
The Pole Star brings luck and with Mercury exalted in Aquarius we can be assured the intellectual distance from emotional baggage we need so we can hear our heart beating our drum of truth within.

Keep the faith…whatever that means to you
Gneiss Moon

Training to Transcend

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artist of Night Sun Tarot

Pisces Sun conjunct Neptune rolls around once a year and shines a light on all matters of sensitivities and mysticism.  Sun illuminates; Neptune clouds, which I have noticed causes some astro peeps to sway into doom style predictions of delusion, deception and drunkenness.   

Hey, it IS a possibility, but let’s look on the bright side here…work the energies to your advantage.
Engage the collective emotional un/conscious via The Force.

Pisces Sun conjunct Neptune is an opportunity to reach deep into your inner dream world, envision what your ideal future actually WILL (Sun) be.
We are sparks of the God/Goddess.  
Create ! 

Make an images only vision board, an inspirational ipod playlist – very Piscean.  Sculpt with your eyes closed, send yourself reiki, draw with your non-dominant hand.  Create with a medium you are unfamiliar with.  Meditate with mudras, write songs, take pictures, swim, watch films, write poems, paint esp. with watercolors, learn sign language, take a nature hike or dance away what troubles you.  

Shine the light on those inspirations that feed you rather than try to escape this aspect through hiding out of fear with your crutch of choice.  Sun/Neptune makes emotional sense when you are experiencing it, but becomes mentally clear when the aspect passes.  

Seeing the Self (Sun) through earthly senses becomes difficult – we begin to rely more on 3rd eye.  We shift our senses to peer into higher dimensions within/without ourselves and USE them.  This aspect has arrived to help us release and let go.

Sun/Neptune creative dreams squares Saturn: fear, men, work, authority, the past, age.  Squares deliver creative tension that must be solved inwardly.  With this aspect comes a time to explore obstacles you have created for yourself.
Re-imagine and re-envision your style, this is high qi spiritual intelligence – tap it straight from source while the energies support.  

Attacking anything head-on is often an approach that will derail progress with Sun/Neptune.   If your mind floats a bit – it is meant to . . . glean the inspirational downloads for healing/creation/prophecy . . . re-focus and start again.  
Go the long way, use the backdoor, sidewind, go with the flow . . . transcend.

peace out
May the Force Be with You
Gneiss Moon

Sprite

 

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Sun conjunct Neptune with Moon in Taurus means creativity, nature, daydream zen vibes strong. Saturn square Sun/Neptune faces work and mountains of it.  Keep patiently plugging away.

Moon squares Jupiter Rx in Leo throughout the day, see it – then be it.  Toro moon loves calm, steady, pleasurable pursuits.
Work it !

Hi qi draw: Wild & Free Wind Sprite – core of spirit may be lacking in joy and independent freedom which it rightly possesses.  Acknowledge it, celebrate it – no matter what others say.

Feel the wind in your face and the sun on your back today.
Taurus Moon reboots via nature and peace.

Gneiss Moon

Astrology of Clever

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Repairs/Recycle/UPcycling ruled by Uranus
See 4 above
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Freedom & Independence – very Uranian !
Note also (read below) Sonia is a trained scientist (video) which is ruled by Uranus.

When I was a kid, I spent most of my time running off into the woods out back, playing in the creek catching frogs and messing around in the mud and the muck.  Not a fan of Barbie.  Somehow I ended up with one ( ? ) and not surprisingly, she was prone to idiotic naked ditch dilemmas, crying for rescue from my Bionic Man/Woman or Star Trek action figures.

For the record: I do have a Venusian vibe: Libra at MC, Venus conjunct Jupiter in Leo, Moon in Taurus.  Yes to all things creative, artistic, harmonious, beautiful – but – strong earth placements deliver practical, healthy sensibilities.

I had to share this picture/video link here on GMA.  I love the simple pleasure Sonia and her mother create by upcycling children’s freakishly over glamourized dolls into toys vastly more realistic/healthy for kids.

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Picture speaks volumes, yeah ? 
Here’s the video.

As an oddball sidenote: mannequins freak me right out.  Dolls are ruled by Venus and mine is an 8th house (death/creepy) Venus square Neptune (fakes).  I about jumped outta my skin once when I ran into an Iman mannequin locally.  I’m a Trekkie and a Bowie fan, so I immediately recognized her face, but I had no. idea. real people were used to fashion fake ones … until then.  eep.

Peace out
Be yourself
Gneiss Moon

King of Spocks

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Aries Uranus at 14 4′ is in trine to Leo Jupiter Rx at 15 50′
They reach exact on March 3 UT.  
Jupiter direct at 12 35′ April 9 UT.

Always of interest, Uranus the wildcard is presently square Pluto which will be exact March 17 at 15 18′.  Quite a lead up with a trine to Jupiter which lends largess to anything it touches – from fire to fire – we have passions, courage and inspiration on tap 24/7.

>>>>> Important to note <<<<<

These energies are in play NOW, both Uranus and Pluto are at 14 degrees square and the intensity will grow as we reach the 17th of March.  Aspects are felt by sensitives in excess of  a 5 degree orb – especially if the planets are highly active in the natal (and progressed) chart.

So, being Mercurial, I ask questions, take the time and temp frequently.  I make no apologies for this, it amuses me and I work differently from most.
Eg.  I don’t curl up/hibernate with every Mercury retrograde or void moon.

The card above KING of SWORDS is to delineate high qi expression of Uranus trine Jupiter.
I love it intellect rules here with all the fire (Mars, Saturn, Jupiter) we have sprouting up around us. I am not missing the fact that he is barking orders, proclamations or whatever.  Note also his heart is in a cage.
Controlled passions.
King of Air has a sharp blade and uses it to great effect.
 
Intellect, rational judgement, analyzation, keen discrimination coupled with the dispassionate objectivity that is present with boho Uranus.
This is the SPOCK card.
We have good council, logic and crystal clear thought with this aspect.
This is a card of specialty and independent thought and diplomacy.

Work it !
Live Long & Prosper
Gneiss Moon 

Here.

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Sun, Neptune, Chiron, Moon, Venus in Pisces is an artistic, emotive, sensitive, spiritual sponge. Fresh Mars in Aries will be followed by Venus in roughly 3.5 hours 2:05pm Chicago.  Pisces Moon goes into Aries in roughly 6 hours at 5:13pm Chicago time.

Mars and Uranus (trine biggie-size Jupiter) in Aries are hot to trot & wild to the hilt !  Venus + Moon into Aries in hours accentuates fire !
The fine arts of love and war and peace.
Fine time to crack out the intellect before lighting fires hither and yon.  Mercury is exalted in Aquarius – use it !

Hi Qi Quick draw for current aspects: 6 Cups : Balance within flux

Sanctuary of the familiar, feeling free to be yourself.  Kindness, compassion and sharing with kindred.  Relax … use insights gleaned in order to align with your best future.
Simple pleasures and gratitude for each moment.
Past, Present and Future.

Peace
Gneiss Moon

Let’s Rock ‘N’ Roll !

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Mars rules Aries !  Spontaneous bursts of outbound fire energy and impulsive decisions are hot to trot with this Mars.  No Waiting !!

Mars here is courageous and protective, they are masters of their own destiny: determined to be first, fastest, strongest, best.  Thinking and mulling things over is not the forte of Mars in Aries >>> fast results, aggression, power and getting passionately physical – pronto – is.

Aries Mars is eager to achieve, a creative leader who cheerleads kindred with vim and vigor – what are you waiting for ?! They need to take the initiative, they need action/sport/competition in order to thrive.  This Mars lives on stimulation, they are formidable fighters – channelled correctly, this placement of Mars is easily a champion in their chosen field.

Mars in Aries lives their truth, their ego to the fullest – I AM – is the Aries motto.  Mars in its ruling sign has a refreshing simplicity, a singular purpose evident in the primal drive to always move forward and push ahead.  Aries rules the head – they are known for (head) butting in and impatiently bulldozing through obstacles – if you are too slow, this obstacle is you.

This placement of Mars has superpowers of bravery and independent thinking which allows them to ascertain the crux of a situation quickly – particularly those situations which require fast action.  For this reason, strong Mars placements are found in the natal charts of firefighters, police, athletes, soldiers, boxers, etc…

The downside of Mars in Aries is impatience and a lack of emotional empathy for those who do not share their perspective.  They can be too quick to anger and blow a fuse and less than understanding when others do not as easily forgive and move on to the next prize as they do.  The chase is all important to Aries Mars, so applying focus over the long term requires diligence in addition to enthusiasm.

Let’s Rock ‘N’ Roll
Gneiss Moon

Seeing is Believing

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Quick read for the fresh new Pisces Moon, Sun conjunct Neptune all square (transference of light) Saturn in Sagittarius.

Seeing is believing !  
Several shake-ups with 29 degree Aqua Moon, yeah ?
Ride it out…

Mars into Aries tonight, Venus follows tomorrow !
Cardinal fire energy is on the way thank the goddess !

Mars and Venus in Aries (see 4 wands above) signals solidified fire, togetherness and balance of opposites.  (Ram & Dove)  Charm and grace applied to fighting spirit and the desire to conquer.
See your house Aries for where you specialize.

Healthy tension that gets work done, seeing visible results on the material plane.

Let’s do this !   
Gneiss Moon

Year of the Wood Goat

Goat-1-The-leapRoger Dean

Happy Chinese New Year of the Yin Green Wood Goat !

Chinese Lunar New Year accompanies the second new moon after winter solstice.  

Goat years are full of art, beauty, luxury and style.  Romance, abundance, creative gifts and artistic muses proliferate.  Painting, sculpture, music, singing, dance and literature are ideal pursuits.

Goat years emphasize tolerance, whimsy, dreams and drama.  Schedules are often interrupted by romantic daydreams, goats prefer to do their own thing in their own time.  Goats can also tend toward being pessimistic and overly sensitive, cranky and sulky.

Goat years enhance relationships and permanent bonds for sheep is emotional in nature.  Upsets may occur for this very reason, for sheep are sensitive.  Goat years deliver affection, kindness and consideration for they enjoy company and fellowship as well as entertaining. 

Yin wood goats tend toward worry and anxiety.  Note this and take steps toward meditation and stepping out into nature to soothe frayed nerves.  Dive into creativity and self-expression, keep your engine running clean, for sheep years are sensitive years.

Duty and obligation are strengthened, as is taking responsibility for yourself and those in your herd.  Consummate networkers, goats immerse and entwine well with others to the point of clinging.  They are at times manipulative, yet also loyal to a fault.

Goat years enhance adaptation and improvisation both at work and home.  Sheep nourish: the herd, the earth, their loved ones.  Strong Yin influence drives navel gazing, personal improvement and physical, mental, and spiritual attunement into high gear.  

Four Pillars of Destiny here.

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Quick draw for all to contemplate for Year of the Goat
Collective force:  Struggle and risk with both self and others.  Is it just and necessary?
If so, deploy all your strength, use iron discipline, strategic skill.  Perseverance and justice are necessary in order to maintain control.  Remain courageous and understanding – foster a sense of unity among your allies. Be patient and forthright.

Gung Hay Fat Choy !
Gneiss Moon Astrology

Sword, Pen, Guitar, Bone

Mads scruff,dirtMads Mikkelsen

I mentioned in a previous post I am watching Hannibal.  (Soon to start Seas 2)  A bit odd for me, and I’ll tell you why… I knew going in: GMA will not ever glorify crime, serial killers or violence for the sake of.  Long time readers are thinking huh?!
I know  – conundrum – there is a plethora of sword & scruff all over this site.  (see dropdown menu: Magick, Sci-Fi/Fantasy)

Lemme ‘xplain.
High noon/MC in my chart aka day hours = Libra/Mercury.  Communication of balance, justice, fairness, love and beauty.  The hidden stuff aka midnight/IC + Aries/Saturn NNode.  Structured power, concentrated self-starting, independent achievements, quite a bit of risk-taking and confidence with my blade.

Sword, pen, guitar, bone – all kindred.
I celebrate the spirit inside that rises up against incredible odds.
The s/hero within that finds a glimmer of hope in the midst of utter turmoil.

Virgo Sun/Uranus/Pluto in 9 learns intellectual violence (read: destruction) by making optimistic/logic defying mistakes.  Yes – being overly optimistic/destructive is a foolish turning away from one half of the lesson.  One must know dark to understand light.  Ignore your shadow at your own peril – it has much to teach you: subconscious drives, how to navigate your path through the thickening woods in the dark of night.

Do not dwell in darkness, but know it intimately, as a weapon you wield wisely.
That said, I move on to the astro…

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The image above is Mads as Tristan in King Arthur – note also stellar turns in Valhalla Rising as One Eye, as well as Draco in Clash of the Titans.

Mads is an actor I noticed right away due to his beautiful facial structure … part and parcel of strong Capricorn energy.  More here.  Now after looking at his chart, I see the resonating Capricorn/Scorpio energy that appeals as well.  Like attracts like, every time.
Without specific deets I run a solar chart aka high noon – planets in signs are (unless near the cusp, thus sketchy) the same; Moon cannot be read (except generally) as it moves the fastest of all (app. 2 days per sign).  Mads is by solar chart a 29 degree Scorp, but note if he was born after 2pm, he is a Sagittarius. IMDb lists him as Sagittarius, so that is what I will defer to.  Also see his official site for Sagittarius (rules horses) horsey trivia hereAlso, speaking of Knights of the Round table, Mads was Knighted on April 16th 2010 by Her Majesty Margrethe 2nd, Queen of Denmark.
FYI: Knighted same day as Viggo.

So we have Sagittarius with (dark, introspective) Scorpio Moon conjunct Neptune in Scorpio trine Saturn/Chiron in Pisces – mentorship, psychological underpinnings, crafting the intangible on the material plane.  This is highlighted by Saturn/Chiron opposing Uranus/Pluto in Virgo – all square Mercury focal point of a T-square in Sagittarius. *  Consider it corralling the details that speak universally into a fine delicate whisper.  Virgo/Pisces axis is yin, contemplative – Sagittarius Mercury tends to blurt what everyone is thinking but not saying: hence the squares or inner turmoil surrounding communication – is it necessary, practical, sensitive, of use ?  Jupiter at 29 Gemini is also hugely communicative, but retrograde aka funneled, and opposite Mars in Capricorn – thinking & acting are a two-way street – restrained Mars is stronger.

Mads as DracoI ask a million questions, and I insist on having answers. I think that is what we have to do. I have to know what the director wants. Some are very much in their head, and I need to force it out of them. I just can’t play around for eight hours and see if something happens. – Mads via IMDb   Note: Mercury is Q&A*

Sun conjunct South Node will also be somewhat circumspect, especially when coupled with Venus and Mars (exalted) in Capricorn – studied restraint, artistic integrity.  This is why cookbook astrology (Sun/Merc Sag, Jupiter late Gem exuberance) only goes so far … nuance is present in every chart, and I am just skimming the surface in these mini interps. 

One last random oddball thing: Mads often plays a character with a defective left eye  (deets).  Left eye in a man is ruled by Moon which he has conjunct Neptune (film/dance) trine Saturn (work); note also a pro dancer for 8 years.  Sight is Mercury and Mads has Mercury square (Mercury ruled Virgo) Uranus (the odd) exact. 

Sword & Scruff forever
I am off to watch Age of Uprising
peace out
Gneiss Moon

Love Matters

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Quick heads UP prior to New Moon at 29 Aquarius.
Interp/deets here.

Query:  Focus points prior to New Moon to enhance highest manifestations of personal goals for all.

Saturn exalted in Libra – balanced thinking/responsibility.
Scales & Sides.
Life & Death

Ambition coupled with justice.  
Trying hard to please and promising more than can be delivered.
Read the fine print prior to partnership.

Form stable enduring efforts, solid relationships.
Love matters.
Awareness/concentration re: an agreement of importance.

peace out
Gneiss Moon