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Lure of Luxury

TZVIATKO KINCHEV-11Tzviatko Kinchev

Venus in Libra (she rules) is a thoughtful, social placement for the planet of love, art, beauty and money.  While in Taurus (she also rules) Venus is earthbound, valuing the material world; while in Libra she values ideas, one-on-one relationships, harmony and refinement.

This Venus loves to make people feel comfortable and at ease, they delight in clever conversation.  They are fond of conventional pleasantries, politeness and expect reciprocation in kind.  Their homes are lovely, filled with pleasing, beautiful things, as are their closets.  These folks are the clothes horses of the zodiac, loving to appear their best at every function – be it a ballroom, or a ball diamond – they have it together. They match.

Venus here is diplomatic and considerate, seeing situations from every angle.  They will gladly listen to other viewpoints in order to better weigh all options before making a formal judgment.  While they are professional advice givers, they are often hard-pressed to make decisions in their own lives.  The tendency to over think any and every move is to be avoided.

This Venus is charming, liking their mates to be pleasing as well.  Shoddy dress and sloppy speech will not impress.  This Venus can be flippant and a bit insincere at times, preferring to placate rather than be pushy.  This Venus makes friends easily for they are friendly and outgoing. (Cardinal)

When it comes to money, they are good at attracting it, but need to keep good sense when spending it.  The lure of luxury and label is strong.   Libra Venus is romantic and generous, they enjoy sharing.  They show appreciation for those they love with tokens of affection, such as notes, sweets or similar small, kind gestures.

Venus into Scorpio October 23 (USA)

Peace and Love
Gneiss Moon


shailene-woodley-hd-desktop-wallpapers-of-high-resolutionShailene Woodley

“I’m so that chick who is into astrology.” - Shailene  source

Upon reading that, I am not at all surprised to find her starring in Divergent, which is based on the idea of human ‘factions’ determined by traits/talents.  Those who have developed all these traits and do not easily test into a specific faction are called Divergent.  aka: Uranian. lol !  How Uranian are you ?

Divergent I went in without expectations and was captivated by the idea/feel of this universe.  The choosing ceremony was particularly beautiful, the bowls representing each faction, perfection.  More on Factions here.  Obviously being highly Uranian myself, (Sun conjunct) it makes sense I connected to this movie so strongly.  Aptitude test here.
Me: Honest, brave, kind.

I also saw Shailene and Miles (another actor in Divergent) in The Spectacular Now, and I loved their performances, was happy to see more of their work.  Ashley Judd was, as usual, sublimely sensational in Divergent.  I wrote about Ashley here.

So a quick bit on Shailene’s astrology. . .
Can’t make this stuff up folks !
Uranus in Capricorn bang on North Node of Destiny at 11 degrees both trine Jupiter at 11 degrees Virgo. North Node is known as being Jupiterian in nature or expansive, so the chosen work will broaden many an unusual horizon/unusual choices will expand the work opportunities.

Pluto ? Currently transiting at 11 degrees Capricorn.  Pluto transit to natal Uranus/NNode is incredibly transformative, note also this conjunction includes Neptune at 14 Capricorn. Transformation through art/work and film (Neptune) is the fuel for carving out the unusual/unique path of destiny.  Learning is accelerated by this transit as well – daily work involves quick thinking amidst many distractions.

Mars coming to conjunct natal Sagittarius Mercury at 14 fires UP thinking/perceptions  with Grand Fire Trine energy – Jupiter is currently at 15 Leo, Uranus is at 14 Aries, Mars is at 9 Sagittarius – she’s definitely feeling this inspirational fire trine.  (Hopefully she is  getting more sleep than I am !)

Shailene is also having a whammy transit over her stellium: Scorpio Sun at 22 degrees with Mars bang on Pluto at 20 degrees Scorpio.  That’s a combo delivering high octane regeneration of self 24/7, she packs a powerful creative punch, though with Venus in Libra, power is charming and graceful, fair.  Pisces Moon also shows a sublime sensitivity underlying all these powerful conjunctions.  Note also: Mars is knives/guns, she wields both very well in Divergent.
“Why do people keep saying that ?!”  Loved that bit.

Saturn ?  Currently transiting at 20 degrees Scorpio, so restriction/transformation via work is very prominent, new challenges are presenting themselves quickly.  Bob & weave, work hard, use the energies to advantage – ride that dragon !  (North Node is the Dragon’s Head)

Tris DivergentMutual reception between Saturn and Pluto brilliantly supports these tough transits.  Saturn and Pluto are in each other’s ruling signs – they are speaking each others language – tag team metamorphosis is in progress.

Venus return is also coming up, with the natal Venus at 6 Libra which will usher in beauty, art, love and affection from all quarters.  Venus square natal Uranus at this time may deliver work surprises, as well as creative collaborations/recalibrations leading to more balance in life.

Great work, well done.  I look forward to more.

Gneiss Moon

I watch you rise

tom_cruise-long-hair-3Tom Cruise

Cancer Tom Cruise has for many years consistently delivered quality, kick-ass science fiction.  I like him.

I recently watched Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, loved it, and I also really, really loved Edge of Tomorrow – in fact, I watched it twice in a row.  He’s a safe movie bet, he knows his craft.  Take Lestat, for example.  Anne Rice initially freaked freely over the casting of Tom in the lead vamp role in the movie adaptation of her book, Interview with a Vampire. He nailed it.  She eventually came around, praised his performance.
I did as well…now I see his natal chart, his Yod, it all makes sense, begins to take shape.

Tom does not shy away from risks/stunt work, (Hooper, anyone ?) which is what led me to look up his natal chart recently.  Note: Solar – no deets, no houses.  Stunts are both Leo (life/gamble) and Uranian (risk) in nature.  He has Aquarius (Uranus rules)Saturn (odd work) as focal of a Yod between Sun and Pluto (life/death, respectively).

We Know HE’S doing it and it makes a Big Impact, yes ?
Well, of course it does.

Tom on top of the Burj Khalifa, Dubai.
Obviously not agoraphobic, lol.  More here.
FYI: Tallest building in the world at 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories (see below).

I imagine the best communication reception evah and btw, Uranus rules tallness.  Tom is of average height, but via work aka Saturn (in Aquarius) obviously above average.


Tom has a Grand Water Trine/Kite: Cancer Sun, Neptune Rx in Scorpio, Jupiter Rx (ancient ruler) tightly conjunct Chiron Rx in Pisces.  Jupiter/Chiron opposes Pluto in early Virgo giving his emotionally rich water trine/kite a super-powered spine. 

“Call me sentimental, but the fish are coming with me.”
Jerry McGuire by Cameron Crowe
Perfection, both; thank you.

Jerry-MaguireWater tine/kite explains the depth of his performance.  Daily work/service/healing in broadcasting via film.  Let’s face it, Tom plays the underdog who wins through sheer stubborn determination very well.  Mars in late Taurus anyone ?  Relentless.

Pluto opposing Jupiter/Chiron – the micro meets the macro.  No fuss no muss, Virgo Pluto takes care of it – we have mental expansion via opposition to Jupiterian optimism.
Controlled vision with a side of emotional transformation made manifest.

Jupiter/Chiron both Rx in Pisces opposite Pluto with a water trine ?  His secrets have secrets…probably part of the reason why a super secretive religious (Jupiter) group attracts him.   What I know about Scientology: members are ‘audited’ and the ultimate goal is self-improvement via classes, seminars, etc… hey, whatever works, man.  I am a Virgo Sun/Uranus/Pluto in 9.  I support spiritual exploration/revolution – harm none & I’m good to go.

tom-cruise-wallpaper-1418210889Tom has Mercury in Gemini (ruling), wide trine (9 degrees) Saturn Rx in Aquarius (ancient ruler) indicating an innate knowing of what works and using it despite a lifetime of dealing with dyslexia and the ‘traditional learning’ that entails.  Mars in late Taurus indicates a steady, patient worker with stamina over the long haul.
Fixed signs = no surrender.
Unless they plan on kickin’ yo’ ass further down the timeline. 

Mars squares both Venus and Uranus in Leo which provide the impetus for creative action (hero) type risks that really pay off in his craft.  He’s in terrific shape, perpetually physically ripped with a burning willpower – and with that, a caution: Mars square Uranus in fixed signs can be overly willful, loving the spotlight hog.  (We are .ahem. having some synastry here, for what it’s worth.  Just sayin’. )

Joel-Goodsen-From-Risky-BusinessSo … ummm… yes – there is Leo
What a delight !
North Node, Venus and Uranus – opposing Saturn or men’s underwear.
Sweet, hilarious and oh so iconic, I will leave it at that.
(Moon is either late Cancer or early Leo: determined to be financially/land secure: or  creatively/risk secure, respectively.)

Saturn conjunct South Node is the Dragon’s tail (restrictive) energy twice over in the sign of groups and affiliations.  He’s obviously taken a lot of heat for his choice of religious groups, he’s probably the highest profile Scientologist out there.  North Node of Destiny in Leo is enormously driven to create and/or support the creative will.

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North Node in Leo (opposing Saturn in Aquarius) inevitably expresses itself brilliantly by delivering the sublimely palatable with the bitter, insatiable hook of enlightenment.

Quintiles or unusual spiritual gifts include: Mars/Jupiter – work expansion via altitude expansion; Uranus/Neptune: don’t let anyone know too much.

Make your move
Rise UP !

Quiet, still.


Johannes Vob Swords and Warriors 3Johannes

Mercury into Scorpio September 27
Chicago 5:39pm
London 11:39pm
28th Tokyo 7:39am
Mercury Retrograde 2 Scorpio October 4
Chicago 12:02pm
London 6:02pm
5th Tokyo 2:02am
Mercury Direct 16 Libra October 25
Chicago 2:17pm
London 8:17pm
26th Tokyo 4:15am
Mercury out of shadow Nov 10

Mercury in Scorpio is a stealthy super-sleuth placement. 
This Mercury excels at ferreting out the dark secrets of others, but make no mistake – they steadfastly guard their own to the death.  Imaginings and mental meanderings often take a mysterious darker turn towards the shadows. 

Scorpio thoughts are naturally found lurking between light/life and dark/death – this Mercury craves that which is unseen.  They gravitate towards and are motivated by depths of the mind that are rich with transformative power.  This Mercury shrinks not from the bitter tongue of truth, they are uncannily perceptive, brutally on point.

Mercury in the sign of desires and conspiracy enjoys those who demonstrate both mental prowess and persuasive wordplay.  They play the power card like a pro.  Scorpio Mercury picks, prods and provokes the power from others with a passionate fervor.  This Mercury has stamina and strength.  This is also true of their hands – strong, sensual.

Discerning and forceful, this Mercury placement is charismatic and slick.  Mental obsessions and stagnant or repeating thought processes (eg. sex, stalking, revenge) are to be avoided at all costs.  Controlling siblings is a hallmark of this placement as is a tendency to dominate and control others through speech or writing – be aware of it.

Scorpio Mercury locked and loaded into positive metamorphosis mode is capable of extreme feats of mind over matter.  They are intense, often remaining silent, preferring their speech powerful, profound.  Scorpio Mercury is one of the most mysterious placements in the zodiac, here the usually chatty Mercury runs quiet, still and deep.



the_healer_by_unripehamadryad-d7fdxjuNatasa Illincic The Healer

Mabon is the Autumnal Equinox, (equal day and night) the second of three harvest festivals (first: Lughnasadh; third: Samhain).  This festival celebrates the Green Man and his descent into the underworld (Sun/Northern Hemisphere) as well as the Eleusinian Mysteries, aka Demeter and Persephone.

Ceres (Roman for Demeter) the Goddess of Grain, was the Great Earth Mother of Persephone. When Hades abducted Persephone to the underworld, Ceres searched the world, grieving for her lost daughter.  Ceres failed to nurture the grain and crops withered and died.  While Ceres grieved, the world fell into hunger until Zeus intervened, ordering Hades to return Persephone.

Hades did so, but first tricked Persephone into eating a bite of mystical pomegranate, which meant she was forced to return to the underworld for a portion of each year.  It is in these months that winter blankets the world and foliage goes dormant.
As Northern Hemisphere celebrates Mabon, Southern Hemisphere celebrates Eostara.

The Bay tree is sacred to Mabon – its action is preservation.

Harvest Home is a festival of reaping – gathering grains and crops that were previously sown, as well as a festival of gratitude and preparation for the long winter months ahead. 

Equinox indicates balance – of not only solar and lunar hours, but also balance of conscious and subconscious principles – giving thanks for life and honoring the dead, honoring the light and the dark as they join into ONE.

Sun is now in Libra

New Moon in Libra interp here.

Apologies I did not have this post up sooner, but I was indeed, harvesting herbs !



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I have not tried to write the history of that language,
but rather the archaeology of that silence.

Michel Foucault
Madness & Civilization: A History of Insanity in the

Age of Reason

Libra Sun
Scorpio Mercury quintile Leo Neptune
Grand Fixed Cross
Mars Rx, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune


Beloved Star

photo 19Mary-El Tarot

I drew this card as a culmination, a crux, a meeting place between the upcoming eclipses.  Earth (animal, vegetable, mineral, spirit) is the meeting place of these perspectives, of these solar/conscious and lunar/subconscious influences.
We are ONE Tribe: Earthkind.

Full Lunar 15 degrees Aries October 8
New Moon Solar 0 degree Scorpio October 23 (USA)
(More on these later, a million + 1 things on my plate at the mo.)

Crux of the sitch is The Star.

How I love this !
Why ?
I looked up the star-kindler, Varda, asteroid 174567.

In J.R.R. Tolkien’s mythology, Varda is the queen of the stars, the star-kindler. She is the deity who, prior to the birth of the first humans, created the stars and constellations. She also set the vessels of the Sun and Moon upon their appointed courses above the girdle of the Earth.
Ilmarë is Varda’s handmaid. source

Star is the result following earthly knowledge, the life-long building of a relationship with the material world, the Malkuth. The Star is the blessed enlightenment that follows destruction, aka The Blasted Tower.

Varda is conjunct Mars at Full Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse; 14 degrees Sagittarius.
Mars and Uranus are Lords of this eclipse.

*Varda was discovered (2003) retrograde at 2 degrees Sagittarius square a tight Mars/Uranus Rx conjunction in Pisces: Uranus exact at 2; Mars applying square at 1 degree Pisces. (Lords of incoming Aries Eclipse) Mercury and Venus were smack on 14 degrees of Gemini in exact opposition to the Great Attractor. (see comments)
Sun was at 29 Gemini, Nodes of Destiny on axis of Taurus(NN)/Scorpio at 29 also known as culmination degrees.  Now that IS interesting/synchronous.

We SEE, we KNOW.
We take ACTION.

Ego consciousness, illusion and delusion – in essence – perspectives SHIFT.  In the darkest aftermath of the Tower, a star of hope. a point of illumination beckons.

It is HOME.
It is the ONE.

amin mela lle
You know who you are.
Gneiss Moon

Cutting edge Composure

Sylvie Daigneault
Her lovely tarot deck is available here.

New Moon 1 degree of Libra
Wednesday 24
1:14am Chicago
7:14am London
6:14pm Wellington

New Moon in Libra sextile Mars in Sagittarius delivers one-on-one partnership and relationship changes.  Pluto stations direct shortly before, is square New Moon (wide orb of 10 – both luminaries ! )

Shifts in balance are most definitely incoming likely in regards to work/love/money and energetic trades.  Bonds and contracts both spoken and unspoken are engaging equality and juggling the facts, swinging the sword of justice.

This New Moon opens the window into not only a Grand Fire Trine (involving Mars in Sagittarius, Jupiter in Leo and Uranus in Aries) but also eclipse season – Oct 8 Lunar Aries & 23 Scorpio Solar (USA) more on those later.

Jupiter trine Uranus in addition to both trine Mars in Sagittarius amps up courage and passion to excel – sensitives start feeling energetic rush at New Moon.  This restless sky fires UP inspirations, creativity with a triple dash of guts and gumption.  We are getting the lead right out of any and all stagnant/low qi/draining situations that are no longer tolerable.

Be it forward or backward – this Libra New Moon demands balance be paid.
North Node of Destiny in Libra – fairness must be functioning for all to flourish.
Start anew in tandem with New Moon times above.


Poison or Pleasure

mythology by azrael-nekhbetAfton Kern

Sagittarius Mars square Pisces Neptune is a akin to a philosophy baptism.  Every action undertaken seems to have an undertow.  Simple tasks take twice as long for all the sight-seeing that must be done between point A and point B.

Give yourself a bit of extra time to let your mind wander and roam – daydreaming is not only expected, it is required under this aspect.  Soft focus on far-reaching horizons will become sharper as this aspect passes in roughly seven days.

Take note these two planets in hard aspect can bubble over into artistic or spiritual devotion as well as an endorphin jones. This rush can be tapped with drugs, drink, exercise or sex.  You get to choose your poison or pleasure – do the math first.

Overly optimistic conclusions swim in the consciousness.  Fantastic fairy-tale endings may rear their dreamy deamon heads – use extra superpowers of logic prior to saying something you may regret later.  Follow the thought train to its logical ending.  Powers of reasoning and prior experience speak volumes.

All in all – fantastic aspects for creating art by tapping your innards.  Psychic muscles  and transcendence by going with your intuitive flow and creating from within/out.
This is not an aspect of lack but of increase and inclusiveness.

The force is all around us.
Use it.


Fuel 4 The Work


September 22
7:37pm Chicago

Pluto stations direct at 11 degrees Capricorn moving in for another exact square with Uranus on December 15.
Uranus then stations direct on December 21 at 12 degrees before they meet up again in March on the 17th at 15 degrees.

Pluto stations direct in aspect to Chiron - an opportunity for recalibrating emotional reactions to old wounds and the way we work with them is on the table.  A dramatic shift of altitude and the accompanying positive energy exchanges that result from Knowing What Works will be incoming.

Pluto re-applies in square to Uranus while Uranus trines Jupiter from fire to fire.
Fuel for the Work.
Inspiration, brainstorms, creativity and sweat.

Pluto turning inward furrowed our brows with powerful concerns of: moving UP.

Work or Home, Me or Us, or Dealing with Everyone Else.
Power plays of all types, enhanced by your house placement.

Daily work done cleaning your slate, clearing your ledger and the grunt work that improved the bottom board basics in your life will begin to pay off now.
When you better Know the Desired Goal, you can more quickly reach it.

Degrees near this station +/- 7 will feel the power shift outward.  
Particularly those in the signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.
An opportunity quickly arises for those same degrees in Scorpio and Pisces.


Seven hits of Uranus square Pluto as follows:
1. 06 2012 – Pluto Rx – 8 degrees
2. 09 2012 Uranus Rx – 6 degrees
3. 05 2013 Pluto Rx – 11 degrees
4. 11 2013 Uranus Rx – 9 degrees

5. 04 21 2014 Pluto Rx – 13 degrees 
6. 12 15 2014 Uranus Rx – 12 degrees 
7. 03 17 2015 Both Direct – 15 degrees 

Uranus transits here.
Pluto transits here.

Peace out
Gneiss Moon

The Awakening


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I mentioned in my twitter feed yesterday that I am having a Saturn transit to natal Neptune.  My astral subconscious higher self is doing Dream Work in spades.

Two days ago I dreamt I found my (lost) white cat in my basement covered in swamp muck.  I was happy to see him, cleaned him right up and we were both happily spiffy and reunited.  Note that a Saturn transit to my natal Neptune also delivers Saturn squares to natal Leo Venus/Jupiter in my 8th – hence, basement, cats, healing.

I have written about dreams in depth here before – symptom of giant Neptuner - you can find them here.

This morning’s dream ok WOW.   It was fan- freakin’- tastic !
It was very structural in nature – lots of squares and foundations.
Saturn !

Fog clears and I see light snowfall on the ground, 1 woman and 2 guys going canoeing.  The girl is not appropriately dressed for the weather or the task: shorts and heeled sandals.  They take off and I follow with my friends.  At this point my dream premonition takes a turn and the 5′ x 5′ square of cut grass/ground I previously ‘saw’ them floating on (while also in the canoe) instead passes them, rushing downstream.

At this point, the guys disappear and I am focusing on the woman who has now toppled off the canoe far downstream, is sinking under the crystal clear water, drowning.  Just as I reach her, the last bit of air escapes from her lungs in one large bubble.  Lifting her up, I do the Heimlich and she spews a stream of vomit, then at last, gasps for air.

She, is obviously, me.  The former drunken Venus/Jupes square Neptune me.
Mischief Managed.  I saved her ass from drowning. Credit also goes to a lovely Capricorn who showed up twice to lend me a hand.  We have whammy composite culminations.  With his help, I got sober (again).
Eight months dry as a bone.

I was also very sick for many years (not from drinking) and it took me quite some time and a lot of hard work to improve my health in every area: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.  This dream points directly to that very difficult time.

This is where I leave that girl behind, and my dream path (predictably) goes up by several octaves. . .

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I discover we are on a river path to a salt crystal cave, which is partially built, in addition to being naturally formed.  I examine the massive stones as I climb downstream into the sunlit cave – they have been masoned to perfectly fit one another, despite their odd shapes.  Several small groups of people are gathered around, I gravitate to a calm side pool on the first plateau, lit from a carved window on our right.

There is quiet conversation, explorations into the caverns, into the water, people are friendly and chill.  This is a place of healing.  I still… take a deep breath and begin to relax.  Looking to my right, I find several loose piles of salt crystals scattered – they are everywhere in this cave.  I am curious, pick some up and pile them into my hand.

Within seconds, to my amazement, a small evergreen begins to grow from these crystal shards.  A man next to me (a father watching his boy play in the water) points to his tree sitting behind him.  I smile, and place mine on a rocky outcrop next to his, noting the small red berries.  After seeing one more small evergreen grow, I then pick up a slightly different cube shaped crystal formation.

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The cubic crystal is soft and pliable, though it retains its essential quadratic shape.  I slowly begin to mould it, work it until the crystal separates into thin sheets like a deck of cards or the pages of a small book.  When I turn them over in my hands I see they are holographic, revealing countless delicate layers of finely crafted, exquisitely detailed  images.

I am drawn to one image.  As I focus, I am seeing into a portal which reveals vast knowledge borne in a singular holographic image – a world, indeed – a multiverse unfolds before my inner eye from one small sheet of crystal.  Images fast frame at light speed in my mind delivering vast volumes of understanding in nanoseconds.  With the intake of a breath, I blink, bringing the onrush to an idle.

The card waits for me, knowing. 

Very slowly, I fan all the crystal cards held in my palms, realizing I have hundreds…each holding untold treasures of innumerable, unknown worlds.  It is staggering, humbling yet vastly comforting.  I lift my eyes to find the father silently watching me.  We meet eyes, nod solemnly.  We understand the gift consequentially carries great responsibility.  Silently, I gather them and reverently tuck them away in a safe, sacred space before venturing deeper into the cave…


3 Exaltations

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Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman

Since (obviously) Gneiss Moon Astrology is perpetually steeping in Middle Earth, of course Luke is on deck for some lovely Sagittarian archer action – his chart is loaded with rolling (transference of light) Jupiter trines – and he has 3 exaltations.

Exaltations mean the planetary placements feel harmony, their energy is clear and resonating, they are in the sign where they best express themselves.

Luke is an Aries Sun (exalted) with an early degree Aries Mars (ruling), which means he is hereby having a tidy Mars trine from Sagittarius.  High inspirational energy incoming -
welcome also to your Saturn transit on natal Uranus, voila – astrology !

Also noting Dracula Untold release perfection: Saturn in your solar 8th, Pluto in 10th with Mars conjunct natal Neptune in solar 9th.  I love seeing the work and the craft reflected in the natalverse to and from the outerverse – it is truly inspiring on so many levels.
Regarding Luke as Dracula – See the wonder of Exalted Sun opposite the dead/undead of Pluto in Libra as he says he took the power in order to save others.  That same Sun trines Neptune (martyr), squares Jupiter (lost hope).

To those of you who think I can’t see the roles these actors play reflected in their natal charts, you are dead wrong.
do see them,
and I see much, much more.
Your fatal mistake is underestimating me.

Oct 10, USA Dracula UntoldI will be there.  Trailer below, folks.

Dracula-Untold-2543Mercury and Venus (exalted) are placed in Pisces with Venus trine Scorpio Uranus within a degree.  Mercury trines his 29 degree Cancer Jupiter (exalted) within a degree and Moon (not having his deets) is within 25 degrees late Scorpio or 5 degrees early Sagittarius, in essence, trine the rolling transference of light happening between 20 degrees Pisces to 6 degrees Aries – all trine 29 Cancer.

Water trines of this caliber with a lush culminating degree Cancer Jupiter indicate a very intuitive, compassionate understanding into the deep well of human psyche, further indicated by the Mercury/Jupiter trine.  Mercury and Venus square Neptune in Sagittarius (Venus exact) with the addition of Saturn (restriction) in Virgo shows difficulty in nailing down the daily routine.  Traveling is fabulous and fun, but cannot be done from home. (Sun square Cancer Jupiter)  Culmination degree Jupiter needs to feel comfortable, in quiet, safe environs for Aries Sun to function at its best.  Small portable rituals, altars, workouts and headspace that are yours alone are the key.

Boundary sets are key here – water is yin, it intakes, is intuitive, empathic.  Note this and decide how to work the gate aka Saturnian restriction in Virgo (multi minutia) with North Node of Destiny, also in Virgo.

North Node squares Neptune, indicating restless friction re: logic and intuitive art processes that defy logic, but work nonetheless.  Also friction between inclusiveness/separateness and the subconscious healing that arrives via delineation and definition of them all as they relate to one another and how they work for you.

Defining your dream, drawing your map (so to speak) will lead you straight into your healthy future.

Luke Evans Aries
Mars in Aries…they do love a workout.  Traveling requires juggling: work schedules, life schedules, sleep patterns, etc..  Aries likes it now without fuss – Neptune in Sagittarius square Mercury and Venus while Sun opposes Libra Pluto requires a metamorphic finesse of inner and outer balance though times of relationship stress and nebulous thinking and love/money or travel difficulties.

Fill those times with creative journaling, reading books, writing music, interpretive dance, Sufi poetry – whatever, be it high qi – you tap your own thing, boost your own self-worth and work it to your creative advantage. *

New places and partnerships deliver distracting social/emotional contacts.  Much learning is to be gleaned, but strict definitions are again, critical.  Libra is others, (especially women, it is also money and trades) – Pluto placed there indicates peace talks, power struggles and transformative boundary sets re: the exchange of energy.

Tough Saturn aspects such as quincunx Mars (and likely square Moon) are forcing personal perseverance, energy conservation and emotional focus.  Also note Venus square Neptune can be escapist when working low – but brilliantly creative when functioning high qi.  See above.*

Sun square Jupiter may have a tendency to overdo either the gung ho to go thing or put the brakes on and dive deep delta into emotional navel gazing.  Find your balance.  Each has a place, serves a purpose.
To create your very best work. – use them all.

Gneiss Moon

Pontificating & Propogating

200-3Mars into Sagittarius
September 13
4:57pm Chicago
10:55pm London
September 14
9:57am Wellington

Mars in Sagittarius is perpetually on tour, roaming wild and free, in pursuit of happiness and adventure.  This Mars needs freedom to explore all facets of life.  They are the high-spirited seekers full of curiosity and enthusiasm for reaching new horizons, they are the happy-go-lucky pranksters who love to have fun.

Jugglers of concepts and ideas, they love to wax philosophical on any and all subjects: intellectual, environmental, physical, spiritual – for them nothing is too sacred for clever conversation.  Everything they SEE requires comment in some form or fashion for they value getting to the innate truth at the core of all beings.  Note also, they know how to stretch the truth to fit their needs – mutable !  Just sayin’. 

Risk-taking rides shotgun to adventure, that’s why you can usually find them goofing at a party regaling a crowd with hilariously vivid descriptions of wild drunken/dosed days and nights.  This Mars seeks to learn via experience.

Mars in Sagittarius is the archer of action/fire signs – how well they hit the bulls-eye depends on aspects to Mars in the natal as well as transits and progressions.  Mars in Sagittarius is akin to a satellite dish on a good day – taking in and putting out a wide array of broad based intel.  Desires focus on long-term goals and far-reaching vision.

While Aries Mars competes to be first and Leo Mars creates from within, Sagittarius Mars is mutable and learns in tandem with others.  Sagittarians like ‘far out’ people for in them they see an abundance of life in a myriad of forms and expressions – the learning possibilities are endless. . . this is the National Geographic Mars.

Neither shyness, shame nor savor faire register a blip on Sagittarius Mars radar. They are known for Tourette’s style blurting in mixed company.  These folks will be the ones saying and doing what everyone else is only thinking about saying or doing.  For this reason, Mars in Sagittarius is a teaching & preaching placement further defined by house placement.  In my experience, explorative open minds always deliver the best teachers & preachers because they are quick to approach a diplomatic understanding.

Mars in Sagittarius teaches what they learn – pontificating and propagating their optimistic philosophies and perspectives like Johnny Appleseed.  They have an innate faith and confidence that their outbound energy will find its destination and they will reap abundance. 

Not all who wander are lost.
Peace out
Gneiss Moon

Time-release Love

photo 18Quantum Tarot

Reading to focus on High Qi energy of the now. 
Interp is going to be a bit short, day job is nutzo at the mo.
This card is Centaurus, Chiron aka Knight of Pentacles.
Immediate visual of Luke Skywalker.  
Elliptical galaxy Centaurus A is contained within.
Skywalkers, Stargazers here.

I immediately noted Mars is separating from Saturn in Scorpio, near to venturing off into freedom-loving Sagittarius on the 13th (USA).  Kim Falconer brilliantly noted Mars/Saturn as an energy akin to Luke/Obi-Wan – impulsive action/considered action.

Also noted is the current Jupiter square Saturn while Jupiter trines Uranus.
This is much the same Luke/Obi-wan energy, the urge to bolt and gather more experience vs. the urge to stay and gather more learning.

Mars into Sagittarius with Uranus in Aries is wild & free as a bird.  Scorpio Saturn conjunct Mars training will now be tested.

Jupiter (fire/fire) square Saturn (earth/water) wants to play but conserves.
Wants to travel/learn – and does so – but with a much more clipped, focused energy than their normally expansive wide angle lens satellite dish spouting/receiving both near and far.

Jupiter (fire/fire) trine Uranus (air/fire) is rapid fire brain expansion from all sectors.  
Note to self: there will lots of incoming notes to self.  These are heady aspects.

Self altitude adjustments are in progress.  

Toss in Mercury/North Node of Destiny applying opposition to Uranus (octaves of communication – see pentacles link above) and there are signs and synchronicities everywhere & when – open your ears and eyeballs, folks.
Everyone and thing around you is lining up to signal you to your destiny.  
Or perhaps your density.
Or maybe both. lol.

Lastly, the card drawn is to signify Chiron the wounded healer, your light in dark places.  Slow steady wisdom and progress through observation and experience.
Student/teacher mentorship is very au courant.
Chiron is in exact trine to Part of Fortune now; tomorrow it opposes.
Healing is in progress, always, large and small.
Learn; take what you need, move on.

Keep your eyes peeled.
Stop, Look and Listen.
Considered Use of Force.

Mars into Sagittarius
Saturday 13
4:57pm Chicago


Growing Souls

photo 17Mary-El Tarot

Emperor is the card I drew when asking for specific guidance on how to best handle the energies of the sky above us.

Mercury squares Pluto; opposes Uranus
Venus opposes Neptune
Moon waning, but still BIG.

Heads and Hearts are really feeling the itch to get changing.  We have two upcoming eclipses to thank for that as well.  (more on that later)

Emperor is truly a great card to pull.
Four is steadfast, solid, building.

Old man Saturn on the wheel is riding an applying quintile to Venus in Virgo.
A quintile delivers special talents, gifts, genius.

Venus is not terribly comfortable in Virgo, but she can easily break from head (Mercury) and heart (Venus/Neptune), find her place between and work it to her advantage.  
Organize the work done, plan the work ahead, one little thing after another and daily  commitment to building will produce an impressive monument of work over time.

Emperor imposes order and harmony on the four elements.
Venus finds balance, grace.

The 4th sephiroth is Chesed: Love and Kindness
Earth exists so we may experience fierce duality, learn through rich experiences and grow our souls.

Stake your claim, know your boundaries, make slow, wise expansive risks.
Practice endurance, patience and loving kindness with yourself as well as others.

This quintile begins to fade in two days time.