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Fire & Hope



Love this ultra sci-fi depiction of Hercules rescuing Prometheus from Zeus’ robot hawk.
Futuristic twist on an ancient myth, apt for Uranus/Saturn in flux, yes ?  Click for detail.

New Moon in Leo conjunct Jupiter brings HOPE, and with it a study of asteroid Prometheus 1809 and asteroid Pandora 55 seemed timely.

Prometheus was a trickster titan, who with his brother, Epimetheus, was given the task (by Zeus) of creating life on earth; both animal and man.  Epimetheus (whose name means afterthought) fashioned a multitude of animals giving them qualities of strength, stamina and speed accordingly.

Prometheus (whose name means forethought) fashioned man out of clay only to realize his brother had used all the graces on animals, leaving him no gifts to give mankind.  Having affection for humans, he sided with them against the gods, primarily Zeus.  Prometheus stole a spark of fire and gave this wondrous gift to man, enabling humans to keep warm, cook, forge tools, be independent.

In a fit of rage, Zeus doomed Prometheus to eternal punishment by chaining him to the Caucasus Mountains and sending a hawk to eat out his liver each day (which in turn, regenerated each night).  His punishment ended when Hercules found him chained while searching the ends of the earth for the tree of golden apples (the 11th of his 12 labors).

In exchange for the location of the tree, Hercules agreed to help him, speaking to the gods on his behalf which led to the end of torment for two.  Chiron, the immortal centaur, teacher, herbalist carried a painful wound (accidentally given by Hercules) which would not heal.  Chiron willingly exchanged places with Prometheus, which led to freedom for both – Prometheus escaped; Chiron was relieved of his eternal suffering by death.
Asteroid Prometheus 1809

Prometheus indicates both intellectual fire and forethought – very handy, as a quick mind is nothing much without first a plan to direct and focus the energy.  This asteroid points to tricky maneuvers and yes, thieving that which is cherished.
It has a bit of Robin Hood flavor, being that fire was taken from the haves and given to the have nots. Prometheus in that (ahem) light can also indicate where you rescue others by virtue of your gifts.

Pandora_-_John_William_Waterhouse1John William Waterhouse

I have always had a love/hate relationship with this story.  With Mercury at MC, Virgo Sun conjunct Uranus and plenty of Leo cat energy - I am, without a doubt, very curious.  Then there is the fact that Pandora mirrors the story of Eve; reckless woman with the cheek of craving knowledge causes downfall of all humanity through plague and error.
Sounds like a double heaping of 9th house Virgo guilt to me – but, on with the story…

Zeus, angry that the brothers Prometheus and Epimetheus had bungled creation, bade master craftsman and blacksmith of the gods, Hephaestus to craft a beautiful evil - the first mortal woman.  Despite Prometheus’ warnings, his brother accepted this gift from Zeus and took this lovely, magnificent creature to be his wife.

With her, Zeus sent Epimetheus a bridal dowry, a mysterious gift in a box – with only one request - it was to remain unopened.  Pandora’s curiosity overcame her, she opened the box, which unleashed a multitude of evils, plagues and ruin upon mankind.  When she realized in horror what she had done, she slammed the box shut – leaving only one thing inside.

Asteroid Pandora 55
This asteroid is curiosity in spades - where you get a whammy curveball - you don’t even see it coming.  Pandora indicates where you think on your feet to deal with unforeseen circumstances – it is a point of exploration into the unknown, where you get more than you bargained for.  Pandora is also a point of hope and faith that life will work itself out for the best with the right altitude.  Necessity is the mother of invention – Pandora will lead you to your latent creative talents.

Prometheus is at 1 degree Sagittarius (trine New Leo Moon).
Pandora is at 24 Aries (trine ASC in New Leo Moon chart).



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New Moon 3 degrees Leo conjunct Jupiter in Leo !
New Moon in Leo in the decan of Sun signals fresh starts in that house for you (my 8th) with a kick of WoW factor on the side as they all square Mars freshly into Scorpio in the decan of Pluto. Mars is the Ancient/traditional ruler of Scorpio, the blade is sharp and swift here, unlike diplomatic Libra.

First decans of Leo, Aries and Sagittarius are feeling new emotional harmony, while the first decans of Leo and Scorpio work the obstacle course, they make inner changes.   Early Gemini and Libra experience opportunities for creative self-expression.

With New Moon in Leo – Sun/Moon, Mars/ Pluto are involved: emotional energy and power are growing.

Spellwork that involves creativity, attracting romance (read: make yourself more desirable, not force others) vooshing UP personal charisma and shining brighter, as well as attracting good luck in fresh new ventures is primo.  Leo is fixed and spellwork lasts when done under this sign of the moon.

In tandem with Jupiter, we get the quality of expansion alongside – think more education, growth of personal philosophies through cultural study or going on tour, traveling long-distance, and also HOPE.  The one thing left in Pandora’s box.

General New Moon energy work & clearing are under Energy SNAP.
Using the energies of Sun & Pluto are under Bending WILLpower.


Father of Logic

photo 2Elemental Tarot

How to hone in and best manifest highest energies of Saturn quincunx Uranus for all.

Caracasa represents Uranus in Aries – Apt as it is the Angel of Spring.
Fresh starts incoming lots of planets changing signs/energy, feels great – yes ?

We also see Sun and Pluto on the card a nod to not only Uranus square Pluto, but also Mercury coming to oppose Capricorn Pluto from Cancer.  Metamorphosis of both thoughts and feelings via another.
Bodies tumbling reflect the tower card in tarot – Enlightenment !
We SEE with our KNOWING sense.

This is an Air Card, the powerful Father (Saturn) King of Thoughts and Quick Decisions.  

He speaks the Power of the Spoken Word from his mouth, while others look upon, gaining wisdom and insight from the electric ether that is the electrical neural grid of all humans.  Power of magnetism – both to repel or attract – depending on your polarity.

Use sharp persuasion of logic, reason coupled with calm, cool, collection.

photo 3The Philosopher’s Stone

This one is Saturn energy and points to richness of materials and tools.
Elements are in place, all we have to do is USE them to the best of our abilities.
Note Pluto is holding fort in the Earth Element.
Metamorphosis of tangible things is in progress – visible.




Pisces Johnny Winter started playing music at 5, cut his first record at 15.
Mercury in Aquarius (exalted) often indicates blazing a trail while young and it is in mutual reception with Uranus in Gemini.

Johnny was surprising in so many ways, destined to be noticed. (Mercury/Uranus; NNode conjunct Pluto)  Mercury rules his Gemini stellium of Uranus, Mars conjunct Saturn.  Gemini rules hands, so very precise, focused finger-picking, plus a fantastic work ethic. 

Pluto Rx is conjunct North Node in Leo within a degree.  Obviously Johnny was a creative trailblazer (see Venus in Aquarius also) that inspired musicians all over the world.
He was born near a new moon (conjunct Sun) in either late Aquarius or early Pisces, which indicates introspection, as do his creative Leo placements of Jupiter and Pluto (both Rx).  Neptune (guitars) is also retrograde indicating artistic introspection funneled and finessed to perfection.

Johnny had a tight Grand Air (communication) Trine with a Kite:

Gemini Uranus 4 degrees; Libra Neptune Rx 3 degrees; Aquarius Venus 2 degrees
Venus opposite North Node 6/Pluto Rx 7 in Leo
Uranus/Neptune both sextile NNode and Pluto

The opposition in a kite keeps the road hot, the easy, lazy trine works to juggle – Leo Aquarius axis is very creative, innovative and fixin’ to build.
Gemini Uranus squares Pisces Sun within a degree, further delineating the sharp need for communicating the human spirit through music.

RIP Johnny
Gneiss Moon 

Crux of Knowing

tumblr_m5h6l8Li9R1qg5kymo1_r1_500July 20
Saturn Direct 16 Scorpio
Reykjavik 8:35pm
Chicago 3:35pm
July 21
Melbourne 6:35am
Maldives 1:35am
December 23 Saturn into Sagittarius

Saturn has been fine tuning house Scorpio since October 5, 2012; revising/retrograde since March 2, 2014; it is soon direct, and finally out of shadow, October 26; into Sagittarius December 23, 2014.

Trial and error was likely part of your Saturn Rx experience, for Saturn delivers TESTS. Reconfiguring past/work/goals through canny observation, perseverance and research will serve us well in the weeks ahead. Patience pays – focused work will lead to smarter, streamlined goals/power/structures as our energies move forward with drayhorse Saturn direct. 

Saturn stations direct with Pisces Chiron onside – use what you know you have to find balance.  Chiron indicates using your special gifts earned through your personal trials, while Saturn releases the problematic past in order to reform a better future. These two are all about learning how to heal through release.

Note: nuns are Saturn, Pisces. These chicks are Scorpio witchy Bene Gesserit nuns.  No mess.  Fair warning.

terminator tt tricityJuly 21
Uranus Retrograde 16 Aries
Chicago 9:53pm
July 22 
Reykjavik 2:53am
Maldives 7:53am
Melbourne 12:53pm

Uranus in Aries since May of 2010 (before GMA was born); Uranus direct December 21 at 12 degrees, it moves into Taurus in 2018.  Uranus transits by house here.

Saturn stationing direct at 16 while Uranus stations retrograde (the day after) at 16 - in quincunx to one another - sets adjustments in motion for these very different energies.  Quincunx energies both desire health via pure energy expression - but they arrive at the same destination by different roads.  Saturn shows restraint, responsibilities, working steady as she goes, Capt’n.  Uranus is wild, left field, enlightenment bolts, polarities of attract/repel, eccentric.  This quincunx lasts roughly a month.

Quincunx moves us to improve wholistic health via adaptation/improvisation, changing altitude/attitude and character metamorphosis. Not as easy as it reads, believe me.  Keep what you can use, ditch the rest, metamorph what you can improve upon. 
Coal into diamonds; caterpillar into butterfly; new neural nets.

Uranus retrograde will test/reinvent/reform our reactions, our individuality, our idea schemes, we will ponder exactly what/whom/when/where we are freeing ourselves from.  We are arriving at the CRUX of KNOWING via Uranus retrograde and a series of squares with Pluto.  Look to your Aries house for deets. (see ink above)

Gift of grace:
Scorpio Saturn in mutual reception with Capricorn Pluto (while Pluto squares Aries Uranus, two more hits left) delivers a
gift of grace to the testing, perfecting, deepening of both transits/houses via an understanding - knowing the language of the country you are visiting, if you will.
They ‘get’ each other, so gung-ho radical newNewNEW Uranus will work well in reform backseat mode while these demolishers/rebuilders take center stage.

We will edit.

Slow reworking/reinvention !! brainstorming !! of the structures/foundations of our work/life/purpose means they are being built to last.

Mars is also on the move, into Scorpio on the 25th (more in another post coming up).
Ps. Second image is time travel from Terminator.  Saturn/Uranus !

Herding girls

20Karol Bak

Venus into Cancer
July 18
Chicago 9:06am
Seattle 7:06am
London 3:06PM
July 19
Wellington 2:06am

Venus in Cancer is mood sensitive to the max, they fluctuate with the phases of the moon.  Likes, loves, pleasures, charm and sensuality rise and fall, high or low like the tides mirroring our luna.

This Venus loves home and hearth, cozy nooks and a safe refuge with their peeps gathered near.  These folks have a strong herding instinct, they can be possessive and clingy but also reliably sympathetic and kind.

Strong female relationships (depending on aspects) are a natural with this placement, they cultivate family-like bonds via friendships.  They need to feel an emotionally strong base underneath the current of their daily life.  Just as ambitious as Capricorns, Venus in Cancer, instead anchors at home, preferring to work from there as well, if possible.

Venus in Cancer has traditional values, home, family, security and often initiate milestone gatherings centered around celebrations, food or reunions.  They demand nurturing and need to nurture others to be truly happy.

This placement of Venus initiates work, tends toward frugality, needs security in the form of nest egg money in the bank.  They are as fiercely protective of their friends, family and home as they are of their money.   This lunar Venus taps into public moods very quickly and can change format/directions in business in order to best capitalize on them.

It is important to know this is a very sensitive Venus, they can be clingy and over emotional, fearful and insecure as the moon waxes and wanes and changes signs. They can be either child-like or childish and are extremely protective of themselves - you won’t be getting any info unless you are deemed worthy to be in their inner circle.

Kind and compassionate, they will be there to help you when you need them, for they love to take care of people.
This Venus does best when growing and nurturing - be it a garden, a business, a relationship, their home and family – or just nurturing themselves through their own personal growth.

Venus into Leo August 12



Leopard by Ben ColeyBen Coley,  Africa Geographic

 The fat cat on the mat
   may seem to dream
of nice mice that suffice
   for him, or cream;
but he free, maybe,
   walks in thought
unbowed, proud, where loud
   roared and fought
his kin, lean and slim,
   or deep in den
in the East feasted on beasts
   and tender men.

The giant lion with iron
   claw in paw,
and huge ruthless tooth
   in gory jaw;
the pard, dark-starred,
   fleet upon feet,
that oft soft from aloft
   leaps on his meat
where woods loom in gloom–
   far now they be,
   fierce and free,
   and tamed is he;
but fat cat on the mat
   kept as a pet,
   he does not forget. 

 J.R.R. Tolkien

Cat is a poem written by Samwise Gamgee and recorded in the Red Book of Westmarch.
Pards were feline creatures from the wooded lands of the East, only mentioned in Hobbit poetry.

Happy Jupiter into LEO !
Gneiss Moon


Colleen Wilcox MoonColleen Wilcox

Popping in with a few personal/global Jupiter observations for the last dip in Cancer waters…big smooch and queen wave goodbye honey,  ttfn…
I found Jupiter in exaltation to be the least annoying planetary transit of Cancer yet.  Anything travelling through Cancer squares my head/brain coming/going. (Saturn ruler in Aries 3 or Mercury in Libra.)
As we moved closer to culmination degree, pictures of women hunters killing African wild animals proliferated the net.  Hunter Barbie, Cheerleader after reality show, beauty poses with dead oryx.  Ugh.  I posted more Red List info in Madman comments.

Gaza is in turmoil with holy (Jupiter) land (Cancer/Capricorn) and claims to it in question. Note: Israel/Palestine are both Aries and have been dealing with hard Cardinal Cross energies.

Even more fatally flawed/biased wrong public (Moon) news broadcasting (Jupiter) coverage surfaces, talking heads with no idea of what they are backing – or worse yet, knowingly being biased for the almighty dollar.

Proliferation of hard-core up-themselves scientists crying foul far and wide to all those (so-called) weak-minded women and (so-called) new agers they deem intellectually inferior.  Crusty old close-minded coots toss the word pseudoscience around like confetti at a tickertape parade.
Has Uranus square Pluto ever been more evident ?  I think not !

Relgion (Hobby Lobby) & birth control hits the US Supreme Court - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg writes a withering 35 page dissent, (here starts at pg 60) standing up for and inspiring women (and men) across the nation. Notorius R.B.G and There is no truth without Ruth. became celebratory phrases for this revolutionary woman.

Ruth is a Pisces Sun, Venus NNode opposite Mars, Jupiter and Neptune all Rx in Virgo.  Scorpio Moon, Mercury in Aries with Uranus in Aries tightly square Pluto Rx in Cancer.  Giving wide orbs, she has a grand water trine kite with Venus and Jupiter in oppositionVery apt, yes ?

I would just LOVE to hear what Loretta thinks, you ?
I’ll pop her song in comments for y’all.

Crazy times…
What do you think Jupiter into Leo will create for us ?
I look forward to finding out !



National-Geographic-31th-Week-in-2012-with-Breathtaking-Photos-01Judith Pollock

Jupiter into Leo
 - see power of 3 here
July 16

Chicago 5:30am
Reykjavik 10:30am
Sydney 8:30pm
December 8

Jupiter retrograde 22 degrees
April 8 2015
Jupiter direct 12 degrees
July 11
out of shadow
August 11 
Jupiter into Virgo

Jupiter loves Leo !

Fire on fire
, this placement enhances and expands creativity, fun & games, favors the birth of children, increases recreational activities a cha cha as well as risk, gambling and romance. 
Jupiter lights UP megawatt WILLpower, increases the need to explore in the sunshine and SEE what life has to offer.  Jupiter in the house of the Lionhearted is honest, true, noble and generous with affection.  e.g. Bill Gates, Elizabeth Taylor
Their Sun shines BIG BLING on their pride/subjects – in Jupiter’s case pride/subjects means well, everyone – Far & Wide.

This is a fantastic placement for teachers, for Jupiter in Leo is born to the stage, they innately command and hold attention.  e.g. Shakespeare, Jagger
Jupiter in Leo is bold, daring, enthusiastic and inspiring – everything they create has style and flair.  This placement indicates a love of travel, but travel is not necessary for they seek philosophical adventures daily - whatever the environs.

Leo lion windJupiter in house of Sun equals double benefics – look forward to good hair days (excepting cuts during Rx dates above) and supernatural preening going up a notch or three.  Animal prints, shiny objects and flash are a go. 

Jupiter in Leo finds their God/Goddess via creativity and the divine spark found in each ‘life’ created – be it art, music, writing, the perfect cup of java, an enlightening lecture, or children.  All are conscious spiritual ‘births’ and they are proud of them – for what is art if not blood, sweat, tears, flesh & bone – spirit made manifest through force of WILL ?

The art of play makes Jupiter Leos popular with kids, because they have an enduring/endearing child-like quality themselves – impromptu play and goofing are par for the course.  Making friends and being sociable comes easily, they are soul gypsies who love to meet those kindred spirits who are also prone to enthusiastically following their heart where it leads them.

Beverly Joubert

Jupiter pumping up the big cats creates student/teachers of life – GO BIG or GO HOME is the expansive motto of Jupiter in Leo - experimentation in varied creative outlets will dominate until they are satisfied, at which point they will tackle being experts in that chosen field.
They innately raise the bar on themselves with each goal reached – another presents itself – they see the BIG PICTURE
on the horizon . . . beckoning, always.

mountain_lion_desktop_picturesJupiter in Leo inclines to luck in government or university work, publishing, stocks and investments – big corps and big gambles. House of Sun with Jupiter casts a very bright spotlight, is akin to high noon at mid-heaven.

These creatives do equally well in theater, onstage, and they excel in crafting any and all amusement works.  Think water parks, amusement parks, game rooms, cards, billiards, gaming in general.  My mother has Jupiter in 5th, would play Euchre  24/7 if she could keep her eyes open.

These folks love the romantic chase, the hunt is a thrill – when they do catch, they take pride in playing well with others.  They dearly love to laugh and play, are good natured and hearted – though duly note – they WILL knock your ass outta the ballpark if you even think of messing with their homies.

lioness-wallpaperNow that I have given you the upside of Jupiter, it is time for the downside. 
Yes, I know - tragically, luck does not always go in one’s favor.  Jupiter is largess, the biggie size, the reckless planet of expansion in any and all directions.

Jupiter conjunct anything gives that combined energy the Pump you UP factor ten to the power of 10.
Jupiter square anything makes that energy a BIG personal obstacle.
Jupiter opposition makes that energy a BIG obstacle when dealing with others.

Going BIG is relative to each situation and natal chart. 

Do not gamble more than you are prepared to lose.

Bigger is not always better.
heh. Stunning fashion, yes ?!

Big BiggerMikWright

My Mother is a good example of overdoing Jupiter.  My Dad was 10th house Capricorn Sun and super frugal; my Mom with Capricorn Sun in 2nd under tough aspects with Jupiter in 5th, well… not so much.

We took her on the gambling boat once and she. had. a. blast !
When I wandered up, offered to get her another complimentary beverage, she waved me away like a fly.  Yes, seriously.

Me: “Mom…….Mom……Mom?!….. “Mother, break eye contact with the machine.”
Mom: “Oh honey I didn’t even see you there.”
Me: “Riiiight. Look at your fingers, black from handling tokens. omg hilarious.  We gotta get you off this boat.”

Leo fountainGneiss Moon

Of course, being a Jupiter in Leo myself, I have a plethora of my own examples, of which I have already expounded upon under addiction here.  My Jupiter is conjunct Venus in Leo 8 square biggie Neptuner in 11.  Music, divination, drinking or as a numerologist once told me sex, drugs and rock n roll challenges.
Yeah, he nailed it.

The guy above is from the amusement park in my hometown, though he has since been relocated elsewhere. I remember crazy fun picnics in that amusement park when I was a kid.

I love rides & I LOVE this lion !

Put your head into the jaws of death for a cool drink of water on a hot summer’s day…  How cool is that ?!
I had no idea of my natal chart back then.  It all makes so much sense now.
I love that too.



photo 8Mary-El Tarot

Heads UP for Libra Mars conjunct North Node as we power forward into Full Capricorn Moon.  I absolutely love that Empress came upI asked what will help up us collectively sugarfoot through the tricky bits. The abrupt energies of Shaman square Wizard (Uranus square Pluto), a cardinal grand cross and a constricted (detriment) Full Moon in Capricon is offset by a lovely trine between Mars/NNode and Mercury/Venus in flexible Gemini.

I for one, have taken a powder here and there for the last few because of recurring fever that 5 ibuprofen won’t even dent.  Mars/North Node are riding my Mercury, so I want to write, but decided maybe taking a day off from job #2 (GMA) would be deserved, since I am not getting vacation from job #1.  So yeah, Empress – the Nurturer, the Great Mother, the compassionate – I am feeling her with full moon culminating in my first house of self.

In foil to High Priestess mother archetype who is the remote/void/ocean – the Empress is warm/abundant/giving.  Fascinating that the 3rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet is Gimel which means camel, who showed up two posts ago as llama (camelid) in Peru.
Saturn again, rules Capricorn.

So onto camel totem:
Ted Andrews says of camel: replenishment; surviving during parched times and rough journeys.  Camel shows us what we are able to accomplish and succeed in environments that often amaze others and ourselves.
Drink water.  

Also camel is a nod to full moon with Pluto –  reserves of power – camel’s fatty humps store hydrogen atoms which when combined with oxygen form water for their body tissues. Camels take nano naps, so check sleep rituals + take power sleeps.

They have a high level of endorphins, so camels have a natural high – ever seen Capricorns go  from cool, poised, reserved to downright silly in a nanosecond ? 
Goofy goaty goats here. 

Keep in mind – Play is just as important as work !

My mother is a Capricorn, actually both my folks are Cap Suns/Scorp Moons/Mars 7 – everybody was waving a shiny scepter, lol.  I am familiar with power struggles coming from all sides, but often the hardest ones for me to detect are the ones coming from the inside – Saturn Rx in Aries here, Capricorn rising.
Working on it !  Which is what Capricorn is all about, yah ?  Stay positive, keep going, work hard - but also remember to Play hard !

So back to The Empress, she is Mother to all creation, the bridge (Saturn rules) from spirit to matter - she is the Great Manifestor.  She helps put all that work into perspective, yes ? – one foot in front of the other, carpe diem !
She is mercy, diversity and grace through troubled times.  She shines a light in dark places when all other lights go out, she delivers clarity, love and kindness to any and all matters.

Let love lead the way. . .

Lastly, the Hebrew translation of Eve is Havah “to live”, which is 3/4 of the Tetragrammaton, YHVH (name of God).  HYH or Hayah “to exist’ completes the circle, is part of the name God identifies himself with to Moses: Ehyeh asher ehyeh, I AM THAT I AM.  

Ultra Mars !  Primo Destiny !
Take the best of what has been (your skills) and transform them into what is yet to be (build upon them with NEW skills).
Boldly go where no one has gone before !

Saturn rules this full moon, and finds exaltation in fair, harmonious Libra.
Nurture yourself and others in balance – know your power, stay strong, remain focused on fulfilling your destiny while also being kind.

Note : Mars/North Node will push for new uncomfortable territory – that’s the point, you will know it because it is hard, unfamiliar.

peace & sugarfeet


photo 7Wildwood Tarot

Contemplation cards drawn for incoming Full Moon in Capricorn.
(Moon meets Saturn/ then Pluto) 

Guardian (Saturn Rx in Scorpio) indicates looking at the deep recesses and facing our primal fears so that we may learn to master them.  
Guardian is initiation – complex, individual – we meet our deepest instincts, eyeball to eyeball.
When we understand them, we learn we can forge and master them.  Turning to face our deamons we gain courage, wisdom, strength and resilience.

King of Vessels (Moon) is astute in visions and intuitions.  He is calm, perceptive…quietly alone with reflections…psychic waters become clear, focused.
Guardian of esoteric secrets, this bird is equally intellectual and emotional, he stands at the gateway between life and death to act as a mediator.

Listen to your intuitions at this Full Moon, be open to magic.


cosmic contemplations

Junichi MasudaJunichi Masuda

llamas are camelids, ruled by Saturn

Scorpio Moon will meet up with Saturn Rx this time tomorrow.

They will form a grand water trine
Cancer Sun, Chiron in Pisces.

Solid emotional foundations form
on the way to
Capricorn Full Moon.

Gemini Venus squares Pisces Chiron
exact at that time.

Cultivate cosmic contemplations.
Healing and Peace of Mind
start inwardly.

Love yourself.
Zen Zone


Restless Immortals

Bridge of Immortals, Huangshan, China.From the azure skies above
descends a jade-like flow
and nine fascinating lotuses
rise out of the hills below
:::  Libai :::

July 12
Full Moon 20 degrees Capricorn
London 12:25pm
Beijing 7:25pm
Chicago 6:25am

Huangshan, China (above: Bridge of Immortals) is famous for what are called, the four wonders: ancient pines, bizarre rock formations, sea of clouds, hot springs.  Four is Saturn, Earth, structure, rocks, time.  Pictured below is Wulingyuan known for over 3,000 quartzite sandstone pillars – yes, they are the basis for the Hallelujah Mts. on Pandora.
These sites are from the Anhui and Hunan provinces, respectively, I’ll pop in more pics from the former, in the text below.


Full Moon in Capricorn is gonna get the lead out ! 
As luna travels, she metamorphs over Pluto Rx, squares Uranus before full lunation, then squares Mars tightly conjunct North Node of Destiny in Libra.

We will feel the tension to act + NOW  – but with the utmost restraint/decorum as is fitting a Capricorn moon.  Cardinal energy pushes us into the front of the fracas –  we have to work our feelings out, work past previous limits of both thought and faith.

Gemini Mercury and Cancer Jupiter have reached 29 (culmination) degrees.  Full to bursting with knowledge inherent in each sign, they are restless, ready to graduate and move on.  Each is signaling new ways of thinking and feeling in regards to the past, authority, structures we have built.

bridgeofimmortals8Libra Mars tag teams with North Node of Destiny - instinctually striving for guts/glory though balanced use of what was & what will be.  This tag team also trines Venus and Mercury in Gemini illuminating interactive communications re: fairness in relationships, money and art.  Powered thinking drives parity.

Restless comms are taken stratospheric with the addition of Mercury quintile Uranus.  Heads UP – incoming brainstorms / bolts from the blue.

Saturn Rx (rules Capricorn and this Full Moon) trines Sun, Chiron Rx in Pisces, sextiles Moon while it is quincunx Uranus in Aries.  Driving with the brakes on even though you know where you’re going, rubber meets the road via the daily health grind.  Oxygen mask on self first, then your sidekick, savvy ?

This Capricorn full lunation presides over feeling the release of all the deep psyche dredging and swamp navel gazing we have been doing while Saturn revised house Scorpio.  We lift our collective eyes from staring into the abyss when Saturn stations direct at 16 Scorpio 8 days after full moon, hallelujah amen.  But, that’s not all…

Uranus stations retrograde at 16 Aries the day after that, shifting our styles of competition into innovative, yet more reflective directions.  Mercury moves into Cancer on the 13th, Jupiter moves into Leo on the 16th, Venus moves into Cancer on the 18th, Mars moves into Scorpio on the 25th, and Mercury moves into Leo on the 31st.  Restless immortals, indeed.

Peace out

Circles of Time

gptribbwGram Parsons

The other day I was reading about Graham Hancock and Rupert Sheldrake speaking together at a symposium in Joshua Tree, and I felt sadness and regret twice over for missing this Gram as well.

Gram was a Scorpio Sun conjunct Jupiter, Mars at 29th culmination degree.  Mercury and Venus are conjunct in early Sagittarius (and along with Mars, out-of-sign) trine a Saturn Pluto conjunction in Leo.  (Leo fire/fire loves flash, Nudie suits, anyone ?)

Gram was a man with a positive outlook and free spirit, though burdened with the heartache of losing his parents through tragedy while still very young – his father took his own life when Gram was 12, later his mother died due to cirrhosis when he was 19.
(Sun/Jupiter square Saturn/Pluto)

gram-parsonsGram had Uranus Rx and North Node of Destiny in Gemini; North Node trines Neptune in Libra, Uranus tightly opposes Lilith in Sagittarius.  Wild open spaces appealed, as did thinking outside the box – he has influenced an incredible number of musicians with his laid-back cutting-edge style.

His creative power lingers in the minds/hearts/ears of so many, and I am one.

keith-richards-and-gram-parsons-joshua-tree-thumb-400x235Gram and Keith Richards in Joshua Tree

I wanted to ask Gram what if anything he had to say to all his fans left here missing him, and this is what I drew.

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Shaman carrying out a peacemaking dance – HOPE.

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Message from spirit, crux.
Complexity, reward and worth.
All that is – surrounds us, expressed in circles of time.


Camp Lemniscate

Peaks of JoyEnchanted Map Oracle

Quick Draw for incoming Cancer Sun opposite Pluto Rx on the 4th of July.
See highest manifestation above; message from Spirit, the crux – below.

Perspectives shifts !  Happiness and sharing of it.
Power planets meet and cooperatively share power – cyclically.
Recycling, reforming, regenerating.
Peace talks – what’s ours – between us.

StuckPluto busts a rut. 
Slowing down and looking around is most definitely Capricorn, ruthlessly chucking the outdated and useless is Pluto.

Empathy is Neptune + she sextiles Pluto from Pisces. 
Neptune, the wordless wonder.  You either get it or you don’t.  I get a feeling it might be time to cultivate more empathy.