About Gneiss Moon

mercurious alchemy from the hub Neptuner.

Ancient keys of wisdom

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Quick reading for Venus square Saturn.

Saturn is the restriction, the slowing, perfecting, deepening, building, work, time, and the aged sage.
Venus is love, art, social graces, kindness, beauty, finery, flattery, money, trades and partnerships.

Squares indicate inner turmoil that leads to intense growth as we work to use the energies wisely.  Internal metamorphosis.

Reading purpose: to identify what we collectively need to ponder for personal enlightenment, highest growth.
1 Card above is Saturn – the stuck place.
2 Card below is Venus – the giving place.

1 Contrast: (card number 17 or 8)
Seeing the differences, comparing, compensation of energies.  This is further highlighted by 8: gains and reversals, regeneration, Samsāraor continuous flow.
Saturn in higher mind Sagittarius focuses exploratory student/teaching, learning, philosophies – particularly while Jupiter is Rx in Leo.  We compare and contrast former versions of ourselves – what is working and what is not.  Change is imminent, a decision comes.

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2 Ereshkigal – Sumerian Goddess of the Underworld.
This goddess is queen of death; descent followed by resurrection.  She, with the face of a lizard, holds burial gifts.  She is derived from a Mesopotamian funerary figure 1K years older than the cities of ancient Sumer.  She is from a time when Above and Below were not so separated.

No one may return to the land of the living.
No one can rule both Above and Below.

Trust the insights that emerge from your depths, subconscious seas hold many keys to unlock ancient doors of wisdom.  Know thyself.

Pisces is strong: Venus (exalted), Mars, Neptune (ruling) and Chiron (the healer) are in the sign of healing, cosmic connections, day & night dreams.  Follow where intuition leads: know your surroundings and see the patterns emerge,  

Keep digging, for discoveries are near, but deep.  Know your deal breakers, be aware others have them as well and act accordingly.

Earth healing is magickal at this time.  Clay, tree, root and stone.
Cleansing via 7 day burial of sacred objects is recommended, as are Earth offerings.
Energy clearing.

Peace
Gneiss Moon

Lionsong

bjork-vulnicuraBjork, Vulnicura

How does a triple Scorpio (Sun Neptune, Moon rising in Scorpio) artist deal with loss ?
She dives deep six for metamorphosis.

Uranus bang on Midheaven tightly conjunct Pluto in Virgo is a skillful inventor, an unconventional thinker.  She writes to process (Virgo MC) and heal her way through prickly intellectual land mines via expressing herself through work (Venus; Mars exalted in Capricorn).   Building the emotional landscape of the wounded healer (Saturn and Chiron at Nadir) is twisty with Saturn reining in the unconscious (Moon trine Saturn in Pisces) while Martian focus is forced to find balance with a playful, distracted 29 degree Jupiter (Rx) in Gemini.

Yet this is not a flighty, flirty Gemini – this is an 8th house twin.  Dark and light in foil to one another, a shiny mirror of clarity pierces the darkness.  Shifts of awareness are keen, clever and tricksy.
This pixie is packing a punch, make no mistake.
See bitch goddess Lilith in Aquarius (ruled by Uranus at MC) if I am not making myself crystal clear about this in particular.  heh.

Sagittarius Mercury as focal point in a T-Square with Uranus/Pluto opposite Pisces Chiron at Nadir (Midnight) is wildly creative, embracing lifelong exploration with curiosity and wide-eyed abandon.  Visionary value judgements, proclamations and philosophies are attained via shades, textures, tastes of both seen and unseen (Sagittarius/Pisces) as they relate to the material experience (Saturn).

Capricorn Venus trine Uranus/Pluto at MC is being recognized in the public for unusual stand apart work and craft.  Chiron trine Neptune at ASC drives courageous mentoring  (Chiron) via unlimited expression of artistic individuality.

Her transits for this release are revealing:
1 Pluto on Venus in Capricorn trine MC – very personal work detailing her break-up
2 Mercury/Venus conjunct Lilith who steadfastly knows, lives on her edge, her terms
3 Mars/Neptune coming to conjunct Saturn in addition to a Chiron return in Pisces
4 Saturn (December) conjunct late Scorpio Sun – somber creative work purge
5 Pesky little Uranus square Pluto (see 1)

Lion’s Tooth
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Suck it up, Sweetheart.

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Venus into Pisces tomorrow delivers a square to Saturn in Sagittarius through Friday, then lessening.
Creative obstacles must be overcome by walking through, over, around, under what is SEEN - just believe + keep walking.  

Believe in what (who ?) you ask ?

Love, money, relationships ahem REALationships – we are in Pisces here.
Balance, trades, social graces, women, popularity.

Saturn slows the work but we have (Taurus motto, Venus rules) Venusian OPTIONS waiting to be tapped like the mother vein of SOURCE.
Venus in mutable Pisces certainly delivers higher octave creative choices on deck – drowning in a sea of woe is not an option – not with Saturn involved.

Suck it up sweetheart is this sirens song.
Everyone has issues – how we USE the issues is the making of us.
Yes I said US.  Together.
North Node in Libra, y’all.
Work it.  Saturn !   Aquarius is detached, impersonal – if your growth requires becoming more open and accepting, you will explore that with this transit.  (Uranus on south node, Mars in Pisces)

Note as this square perfects, so does Mercury Rx conjunct Sun in Aquarius.  You may be surprising yourself with all you have to offer.  Others will be letting you know as well, messages incoming from all quarters.
Conscious, Subconscious, totems, spirit.

Venus with Neptune will loosen the boundaries Saturn is setting in the sign of looking with our higher mind vision.  Instead we will be USING THIRD EYE higher intuition and emotional connection.

Fear is the mind killer. (Dune)
Build a wall or build a bridge OR – build BOTH.
Intelligently.
Mercury and Jupiter retrograde – higher & lower mind are working out the internal kinks between personal will and collective progress.

Believe in Love
Have Faith.
Whatever that means to you.
Peace
Gneiss Moon

Hang Loose

Mars in Pisces is stealth.
Singular Mars will becomes ONE for ALL & ALL for ONE. This instinctive, impulsive, Mars is a slippery sensate who goes with the flow just as often as they create it.  Imagination, fantasy, artistic urges and the need to retreat into solitude are backed by ENERGY.

They often avoid confrontation, though are extremely resilient in a pinch.  It is wise to note: Mars anger often quietly submerges to lick its wounds in private only to rise from the depths in a more monstrous form later when you least expect it.  Mars will be subdued for only so long…underestimate at your own peril.

High qi Mars in Pisces is a Jedi vibration, ala May the Force be with You.
“You will know… when you are calm, at peace, passive. A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack. ”  Yoda

Feelers are tweaked, mysticism and subconscious drives are deeply tuned & turned: outward due to Mars – inward due to Pisces.  Mars in water is attuned emotionally, intuitively and sympathetically.  Pisces Mars is elusive and doing many things in many different directions, nailing them down is nearly impossible as they act in tandem with the tidal flow of emotions, feelings and subconscious drives.

Daydreams are par for the course.  Night dreams are off the scale active – interpret them.  Divination, music, art, film, surfing are natural stress relievers.  Denying or escaping sensitivities by dissolving into addiction is not recommended. Instead build healthy boundaries with plenty of solitude and peace & quiet.

This is a fantastically creative Mars placement when other aspects add the ability to focus prolific imaginative dreams into manifested reality.

Hang Loose
Gneiss Moon

Hector is the bomb, yeah ?
He really goes for it, catches tons of air, love it !
14 + years ago I met someone named Hector.  The only one, ever.
If I ever have a kid, his name is gonna be Hector.
(Hector means: holding fast)

Hair Triggers

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Today’s questions:
1 – Best Pisces Moon emo focus for most positive growth. (above)
2 – How to best ground Pluto in Capricorn, our singular earth energy. (below)

Combustion
Kundalini flare.  Pisces influence comes in waves, particularly with Moon waxing.
Sensitivities hightened by Aquarius energy Sun/Mercury/Venus opposing Jupiter in Leo, shifts in the balance between inspiration and the lower and higher mind (Mercury and Jupiter both Rx).  

Actions of another are lighting fuses in houses Aquarius and Leo.

Knowing of the Heart.
Personal Aura.
Exploring energies.

Combustion is short-lived. 
Hair trigger actions will and do happen with Uranian energy buzzing – these shifts of perspective need to happen for they are signposts to insights we don’t normally see or feel.  Fog lifts…
We SEE what needs to change.
Acknowledge, accept, acclimate.

Know what you are setting fire to before you light the match.
Have patience. Think twice.

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Grounding Pluto via patience and empathy – for self & others.
Differing agendas, experiences, leads to differing perspectives.
Communication from the heart coupled with patience.

Recognizing the inner dialogue between two sides.
(retrogrades + Uranus square Pluto)
Balance requires knowing polarities well.

Old & New
Heart opening & building a Wall
Falling in Love & Common Sense
Dreams & Reality

peace & understanding
Gneiss Moon

Fuel for Your Fire

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Quickie insight for Pisces Mars bookended by Neptune and Chiron.
Clarity of insight into sublime healing for all my readers.

Environment of Blood:
Man with meat on the fire, feeling satisfaction for the meal he is about to prepare.
The end of hunger.  Satisfaction that accompanies a job well done.

Mars in Pisces is by nature: stealth, scattered and sensitive.
Food fuel is not all that feeds us.
Situations, places and people also feed us by producing an energy exchange.  Note if you are feeling well fed and energized after all encounters/exchanges.

Mars in Pisces requires a steady supply of monkish activity – sleeping, swimming, artistic pursuits – all actively enhance quiet contemplation, keep the personal energy flowing well.

Where is your refuge ?
Where are you able to rest and digest aka recharge your energy safely ?

This card also speaks to me of the material body processing what it needs to live and live well.  A carnivorous diet adds earth element, keeps the body grounded – know that going in – perhaps that is what you are looking for.

Energy that would be otherwise be used for the higher energy spectrums/chakras becomes busy with digestion.  Intuition is not as clear/concise/crisp as when our energy is being used in the digestive lower realms. Know this going in.

Regardless of fuel, give thanks for all energies received and bless them via ceremony of your choosing as you interact with them.  All energies teach us.

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Spirit card aka insightful messages dealt from the bottom of the deck.  The underlying theme of the question.

Animal of Nature:
A monkey opposes a man – represents centuries of evolutionary process, the results of culmination.  A need to recharge, a rest period.

What vibrational energies will lead you to your greatest evolutionary growth ?
Mercury Rx opposing Jupiter Rx, the higher mind, supports this intellectual exploration.
Note also Uranus on South Node of Destiny is shifting away from the past that no longer serves us.

peace
Gneiss Moon

Star of the Ship

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Jan 20 New Moon 0 degrees Aquarius
7:14am Chicago

Jan 21 Mercury retrograde in Aquarius at 17 degrees 
February 11 Mercury at 1 degree (out of shadow March 4)

New Moon in house Aquarius brings new intellectual and emotional beginnings, particularly with Moon conjunct Sun both quintile Uranus (rules Aquarius and this New Moon).  Here is a gift from the universe, a spiritual talent to be expressed – look to your houses of Aquarius and Aries for more clues.

New Moon/Sun sextile Saturn in Sagittarius shoots a beam of invention, creation and new possibilities into envisioning work.  Manifestation is limitless in the mind’s eye of Sagittarius, and it begins with having some fun and getting out of old environs, blowing the cobs out.  Shift stagnant energetic perspectives by driving a new route or changing the stuff that surrounds you in your environment.  Creative polarity shifts are further highlighted by Uranus in trine to Jupiter Rx in Leo.

Mercury stationing retrograde near this lunation delivers more perspective shifts – inward focus will be the reinvention, reintegration of mind, messages, where we have become too fixed in mindset will become more obvious as the retrograde works its magick in Aquarius, the house of allies, wishes, angels and fellowship.

Note also Uranus is square Pluto with one more hit left to go, on March 17, card below speaks to the metamorphosis inherent to this aspect.

Now for the card pulled for perspective shifts/insights.
Nef: Bennu: The Family of Wind
“To Shine, To Rise”

Bennu is the Phoenix, the elixir of immortality, the quintessence of physical rebirth, rising from the alchemical furnace.  It represents a new condition, new beginning.
The sacred Heron of Heliopolis, it was later called phoenix (see Pluto) by the Greeks.  Bennu is the soul of Ra, Sun God, guide to gods in the Duat.

Also of note: the planet Venus was called the “star of the ship of the Bennu-Asar” mentioned as the morning star in this invocation.  I am the Bennus, the soul of Ra, and the guide to the gods in the Tuat; let it be so done unto me that I may enter like a hawk, and that I may come forth like the Bennu, the Morning Star.

Hawk totem here.
Heron totem here.

This card symbolizes great purity and being free as a bird.

peace
Gneiss Moon

Side by Side

Orli smilingMay I introduce handsome, kind, mystical seagoat; Capricorn Sun Orlando Bloom.

Orli’s adept on stage and screen – a modern day Romeo, crusading knight, musketeer, swashbuckling pirate and lithe Elvish Prince of the Woodland Realm to name a few.  This last April, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, you can see it here (near 11:00 mark). He absolutely rocked in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and soon can be seen next in, Digging for Fire with Sam Rockwell.

Orli is a life path 2 with a 12th house Capricorn Sun, Scorpio Moon; an Aquarius rising, he is ruled by UranusHow apt.  Uranus rules astrology and doing Orli’s chart  delivered a need to address house systems.  Ah cha cha – the dreaded subject which sends many astrologers into fits of “I’m right and you’re wrong”, and yes, I’m going there.

Up to now I have done a slew of solar charts, aka using Noon as birth time and interpreting with planets in signs and aspects only without addressing houses specifically.  I can still form a solid interp, but knowing the houses means I can hone in on where each planetary expression is working.  Eg: Saturn in 3rd: thinking, learning, speaking, communicating vs. Saturn in 6: health, daily routines, personal responsibilities etc… To quote Steven Forrest, “We are our signs, and we do our houses.”

Signs divide the Heavens and Houses divide the Earth

Orlando Bloom Wallpaper @ go4celebrity.comSean (Astin) and Orli are the only members of The Fellowship who have exact birth times listed at Astrodienst.  Orli’s chart here.  Using Placidus for Sean was less problematic because at lower latitudes Placidus doesn’t present a problem.  Using Placidus system, higher latitudes means higher likelihood of (wide) intercepted houses.  Orli was born in Canterbury, England at 51 North.  (Anywhere above 66 N gets tricky using this system.)  Orli’s signs (see his chart in link above) Pisces/Virgo are intercepted or contained entirely within houses 1/7 respectively. Interceptions are akin to operating in stealth mode.  Eg. Pisces Venus uses Aquarius and Aries as intermediaries in order to fully express Piscean Venusian energy.

How the houses are divided after ascertaining the Cross* is the Crux of the house systems cuss & discuss issue.
Short list of popular house divisions: (yes there are more)
Time-based: Placidus, Koch
Space-based: Equal, Meridian, Morinus, Topocentric
Quadrant-based: Campanus, Porphyry, Regiomontanus, Topological

I will go into house systems more, later – for now I will just delineate regardless of house system the Ascendant/Descendant (Sunrise/set) Midheaven/Nadir (Noon/midnight)* remain the same – they are physical points.  Eg. Orli is Aquarius rising at 21 degrees with his Midheaven at 13 Sagittarius. (Nadir and Descendant oppose exact) The End.

Many astrologers use one system for natal and another for horary, some prefer ancient to modern – it’s up to the individual.  What are the differences, how are they calculated and what is tried, tested and true in your experience…? That is what you should explore and figure out on your own.  I have provided several links below, knock yourself out !

Resources for diving into house systems:
Urania Trust House Systems and Charts are Not Flat
The Astrology Podcast: Reconciling Modern and Traditional Astrology w/ Robert Hand
Skyscript: Problems of House Division
AquariusPapers: Astrology House Systems

orlando-bloom-pirates-caribbeanOk, now back to Orlando…!
Orli is a 12th house* Capricorn Sun (stealth in the 12th), Scorpio Moon; Aquarius rising, ruled by
Uranus
Which btw, I did not know when I wrote this - I was alluding to Mars moving into my 12th solar house – seems it was cosmic kismet.  So now we both know.  As an aside: I have Mars in Sagittarius, my 12th house sign…I am also stealth.

I am reading Orli’s chart in Placidus rather than Whole sign.  He is the posterboy for why I am happily still in camp Placidus.  Why ?  Saturn rules bones.

Whole sign places his Saturn in the 7th of relationships, alliances and contracts
Placidus places his Saturn in the 6th house of health, daily work and routine

‘I’ve broken my back, my ribs, my nose, both my legs, my arm, my wrist, a finger and a toe and I’ve cracked my skull three times. Youthful carelessness,’ he shrugs. ‘This is a battered body, all right. But, each time, it made me stronger and more determined to do things.’  - Orlando Bloom source

He jokes about it in a recent BOTFA 60 secs interview w/ Lee & Evangeline
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Notice he says he is accident prone in the interview above.
Interesting…
Mars rules accidents and Orlando’s Mars is out of bounds at 23°50’45” S.  Out of bounds means the planet is out of bounds of the sun’s kingdom, outside the rays of the king aka outside the sun’s maximum latitudinal declination of 23°28′.  An out of bounds planet acts as its own ruler and king.  It’s a wildcard, a freebird.

Mars being more Martian will be even more gung-ho, hot to trot, impatient, restless and eager to get moving and shaking.  Out of bounds Mars is a scrappy adrenaline junkie, a fighter and a hero.  Note also Orli has Mars exalted in Capricorn - that means operating well, purring like an engine, the energies support one another.  Mars in Capricorn is capable of superhuman intense focus which helps alleviate the Mars OOB tendency to be overly reckless.  If you want to check your chart for declinations, go to astro.com, click on upper left where it says additional tables, voila – declinations !

The lovely balance to all this driving Mars…?  Venus in Pisces, exalted.  Oh yeah baby, a lover and a fighter.  Very nice.  Venus in Pisces is in his first house (natural house of Aries/Mars) bestowing harmony upon self-expression of all kinds – he is sweet and kind, easy-going.  Also the abundant handsome graceful elvish thang he exudes flawlessly, is enhanced by Neptune at Midheaven.
Elves are Pisces/Neptune energy, as are Pirates on the high seas – particularly in Sagittarius.  Just sayin’.

orlando-bloomOrli has Moon at 0 degrees Scorp conjunct (out of sign) North Node at 29 Libra.  North Node in Libra denotes a future of finding balance, harmony via shifting of personal and partnership alliances.  Mars-ruled South Node (past we carry) in Aries is conjunct Chiron the wounded healer, herbalist/philosopher/teacher (which in addition to other aspects) signifies a past incarnation of teaching, mentoring and the healing arts.   Master of bartering with the commoners, a drives a hard bargain kind of trader, fair but a stickler.  This time around the hard bargain lies within.

Orli’s Chiron is conjunct a Black Hole at 27 Aries…how apt.  Black holes signify physical alchemy, rites of passage and molecular metamorphosis from the quantum level, matter formed from pure energy.  (Alex Miller)

In 1998, (at the age of 21) Orlando fell three stories and fractured his spine.  His doctor told him he might never walk again – he seriously considered it while he laid in hospital paralyzed for 4 days.  He went through a six hour surgery, having bolts and plates inserted into his back, then miraculously walked out on crutches 12 days later (wore a brace for a year) and eventually finished drama school.  Two days later, he received word he got the part of Legolas in Lord of the Rings.  Mystical Seagoat !

Being curious, I did my best to suss out a ballpark time for this transit. Orli was nearing the end of his second year at drama school 1998, so going with March/April and the outers will be slow-moving enough to talk about.
1 Uranus opposite natal Leo Saturn in the 6th
That’s a break, a separation from health and ego.  Major polarity/intellectual shift and in his second solar house of values.
2 Transiting Aries Saturn square his natal Sun (internal turmoil over impulsive behavior vs. possible immobility) from his 4th solar house (feelings/family/nurturing) trine his descendant (balance/bonds/allies) and conjunct natal Chiron (wounded/healer).
3 Transiting Chiron in Scorpio (metamorphosis/healing) conjunct Uranus opposite natal Taurus Jupiter in his 11th solar house (friends/wishes/eccentric luck)

From GQ:  When the time came to remove the titanium pins from his spine, to the doctors’ alarm, they were all fractured. They came out in shards. One of the pins had been driven too deep to remove, by dint of Orlando’s physical overexertion. “I’d been doing stuff right away,” he recalls, shaking his head. “I went straight back into it, man.”

Orlando talks about his back in Men’s Health (video in that link) more about how it changed his outlook on life here.  How did he do it ?  Here.

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Orli & his friend, Sidi (How I love the name you chose – you are such a sweetie !)

Orli is filled with unusual, interesting tidbits (hello Uranus !).  I’m not even diving into the meat & potatoes astrology but having a blast doing this interp !  Here’s another oddball cool thing…the Great Attractor is conjunct his Sagittarius Midheaven/Neptune.

Orli’s MC is 13′, Great Attractor is at 14′ and natal Neptune is at 15′.  Note: Neptune is exactly trine his Leo (back) Saturn (bones) in the 6th (health).  Great Attractor signifies a point of extremes: curiosity/knowing, invitation/fixation, polarity/immersion. source
Fascinating.
Neptune is inspired (bone) healing being known in the public for it, subconscious depths, spiritual intelligence.  Great Attractor conjunct MC is revealing transcendence, cleansing, shifting perspectives involving highly attuned beliefs of what is possible via the higher mind – despite traditional roles of distance/timespace on the material plane.

Leggie

Now for some meat on these astrobones….

Orli has 12th house Sun trine Jupiter Rx (rules his MC) in Taurus, nice & earthy – sensible, structured, diligent, no nonsense.  Dependable though keen to explore, eager to indulge in pleasures (Venus rules Taurus) supported by Venus square Neptune at MC.  I have written about my own trials with Venus square Neptune here and here.  Sensitives need to disengage go high qi hermit at times.  Get your sport on, go outside and get out of the suffering headspace that follows the Venus square Neptune with Saturn strong.

Mercury Rx tightly conjunct Mars in Capricorn 11 square Pluto in Libra determines intellectual safety (Mercury rules Nadir/Midnight) must be circumvented somewhat through (self) patience and understanding that spiritual transformations are more easily achieved than intellectual attainments until Mercury retrograde hits its stride.  (Neptune at MC trine Saturn conjunct DC – both strong)

Natal retrogrades: Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn.  (Communication/learning; higher learning/study; work/building, respectively)
Retrogrades serve to slow the planetary energy (we express inwardly) in order to perfect it – which usually means around 30 yrs+ we finally figure out how to best operate it (outwardly) in a way that serves us.  Eg.  Orli mentions in the interview above that he now tones down the overly exuberant play (Leo) because he is now a Dad (Saturn rules fathers).

Mercury Rx conjunct Mars square Pluto in Libra (air/intellect) forces (Pluto) different modes of communication.  Intuition, instincts, sensitivities to vibrations, wild animals, totems, energies, feelings, weather, dreams are all likely top notch especially with Venus in the first (strong/angular) trine Uranus and NNode/Moon.

orlando+bloom+kingdom+heaven-e1336365951189Venus exalted in Pisces (water) trine Moon in Scorpio (water) supports intuition and instinct though Moon is in its fall in Scorpio.  Moon is a planet of fluctuation – Scorpio likes it fixed and Scorpio likes more control than Moon allows.  Feelings (Moon) take on a metamorphic quality of caterpillar to butterfly infinity.

In (out of sign) square to Sun (ego/spirit), Moon desires lots of transformation via work, building, all while being in the flow of idealism and innate spirituality and inspired art.  This is an aspect of feeling on your feet – if that makes sense.  Any 8th house planet has swamp stuff (trust me, I know) Moon needs to process and your best route is creativity (moon rules 5th, trines Venus) and expressing yourself via music, film, art, playing with kids.

Leo Saturn is focal point of a T-Square (not surprising considering back and bone  issues) with Uranus in Scorpio (break/metamorphosis, respectively) which opposes Jupiter in Taurus indicating polarity shifts that induce reconfigurations of values in the realms of personal resources/esteem and ultimate shared/renewal.  Saturn holds down the fort in house health trine Neptune at MC indicating healing and an innate idealism despite material or health setbacks or restrictions.

Odd, I just remembered this: my boss reminded me of this ironically 10th house/Saturn thing. (Saturn is bosses/10th) He hardly ever watches pop culture movies but recently reminded me of the fact that years ago Orli had watches stolen by the Bling Ring.  Astrologically, spot on with Neptune at MC – timepiece theft made into a movie (Neptune).  Taurus tends to collections, so the T-square is apt with the break-in, time and fame.  Sad but true, it’s all right there in the natal.

Quintiles or spiritual gifts and places of divine grace via unusual talents: Sun quintile Uranus exact - gotta say right place right time with this one as well as quirky and yes unusual bone healing.  The Wolverine gene haa.
Venus quintile Jupiter - Loving, kind, lucky (healing well again) an abundance of creativity and optimism.  These two benefics in quintile underneath the radar (horizon) bestows grace and peace of mind in an otherwise interactive, public chart.

Orli tattsNew tat (new to me anyway)
You, my eagle with blue black wings, where have you been flying for so long
I was flying there over the mountains where it all was silence.

From a movie, ‘Dersu Uzala from 1975.

This is a monster post, but Orli is a sweetie and he deserves the best.  Oh and by the way my former husband and I were in a flurry of texting after BOTFA and he agrees, you are the most awesome gravity-defying elf evah.
We love ya babes ! mwahs xo

I will close with one last thing before midnight because I just read this today, thought it was very, very cool.  Orli took a break after LOTR/Pirates/Elizabethtown to do this…

‘My cousin (Sebastian Copeland) is an environmental campaigner and photographer and he was doing a book called Antarctica – A Global Warning. He joined the (two-month) research ship and I went along and assisted him. There was no phone, no email, no knowing…’  After existing in the eye of a media storm, Bloom became nothing more than a cog in a crew of 47 manning a converted Norwegian icebreaker sailing out of Patagonia. The ship was bound for one of the most remote regions, an icy wilderness where the effects of global warming are, he says, ‘frighteningly apparent’. source
Ps. Capricorn rules Antarctica

Namárië mellonamin
Gneiss Moon 

First Tier

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Be prepared.  
Those strong in Earth get this.  

I wanted more Mercurial bits to expand the train of thought from yesterday’s post.  Philosophical messages in the “reckless hate” post seemed better suited to a second or third tier approach.  When a nutter is waving a gun, we need FIRST TIER approach.  So I went looking for more info …

Negotiation is ruled by Venus and Libra and 7th house.

If your natal Venus is in Libra or in the 7th house, angular, highly and well aspected, especially to Mercury – negotiation of some form could be for you.  I have Libra and Mercury at MC and always seem to be negotiating in some form or fashion.

The below is an excerpt from The Behavioral Change Stairway Model developed by the FBI’s hostage negotiation unit.  Works with criminals as well as any form of disagreement.  Five steps. (Source linked)

How does hostage negotiation get people to change their minds ?

1. Active Listening: Listen to their side and make them aware you’re listening.
2. Empathy: You get an understanding of where they’re coming from and how they feel.
3. Rapport: Empathy is what you feel. Rapport is when they feel it back. They start to trust you.
4. Influence: Now that they trust you, you’ve earned the right to work on problem solving with them and recommend a course of action.
5. Behavioral Change: They act. (And maybe come out with their hands up.)

The problem is, you’re probably screwing it up.
How ?  Read more here.

Peace
GMA

freak flags

Click the link for a quickflash of Uranus ~>  freak flags.
Again, from the archives (Pluto is linked in the post below).

Uranus is square Pluto from South Node (opposite North Node) while Pluto squares all three.  (Uranus and both nodes.)

Squares aka inner friction, obstacles and tension between two energies that can be more powerful than a trine if solved because you have to work so hard to fix it !

Universally Understood

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This has been on my mind the last couple of days…

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Ride out to meet them
is one answer, but another ?

How does one break into the heart of those who only see one way, are so close-minded they want to block a young girl from school or kill cartoonists ? 

Otter: Find some source of joy and capitalize on it.  Everyone has at least one thing they love, enjoy or escape to in times of pain.  Friendship for hate, play for anger and protection where there is fear.

Raven: Ahhh…the Trickster, the Mercurial messenger that sees many sides and uses them to their fullest potential.  Corvids use tools, totem here, they are very intelligent and fly between worlds delivering messages.
Hugin and Munin (Thought and Memory/Mind) were the ravens that whispered into the ear of the Norse God Odin while he hung upside down from Yggdrasil, (The World Tree) for nine days and nights in order to gain shamanic insight.
Raven communicates deftly across cultures and space-time.  
Those with Mercury highly aspected exhibit the same qualities.  Raven scavenges remains for sustenance, everything is noticed, used.

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Touch and Taste: Physical connection, contact and also creation.  Hands (Mercury rules hands and sensations) are capable of transferring huge amounts of energy from all chakra points via Reiki, massage – hands create craft, sculpt, sign and play music.

Touch is the least deceptive of all the senses as it is grounded in material earth.  Babies sense everything as they learn their surroundings, crawling and tasting and touching everything.  Raven here delivers sense of smell and taste or in my mind, Smiles.

This is the universally understood gesture across cultures and creatures.

imageFrom my copy of Nat’l Geo December 1994: Animals at Play. (see comments)
I have saved it all these years for this article alone.
Virgo rules small animals, Neptune, big ones.

Peace
Gneiss Moon
ps.  Apologies, a bit scattered 4K HS kids in my neck of the woods today !
And tomorrow…please keep this in mind if no posts appear.
Moon elf is busy elsewhere.  Thank you

Bending the Rules

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Investigations on Pluto in Capricorn square North and South Nodes of Destiny aka Future/Past and the metamorphosis inherent within making choices heading into Mercury Rx.  
What do we need to know that will lead us to our conclusion ?  
(Note: South Node is conjunct Uranus)

Peeler: Suit of Analysis
Kindness and sympathies aroused while deception takes place. (Lady Hilda has used fainting as a ploy to steal documents on the sly !)  This card points to a champion willing to bend rather than break in order to reach a harmonious outcome.
Bending the (Capricorn) rules to suit the sitch.  Analysis re: a merger or union. Guile and cunning
permeate the Plutonic situation, no surprise if you understand the workings of sleuth, stealth and metamorphosis.

Be on the alert for illusion, deception and treachery.  Be choosy in what is revealed, also what is believed.

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Message from Spirit Card
Inspector: Suit of Deduction

A steadfast guardian of tradition.  Patience and responsibility born of wisdom and experience.   A serious nature, a good advisor who values conservation and old school methods.

Handling land, finances, relationships and/or business with a calm, steady, firm hand.  A mentor, teacher or guide of loyalty and dedication.

Stability, zen and safety understood by those of the same nature.  (Inspector Gregson of Scotland Yard who has an affinity for Sherlock.)

peace
Gneiss Moon