Good in this World

Astin, SeanSean Astin

Sean has been working in films since he was ten with 114 credits including The Goonies, Rudy, 50 First Dates, and of course he is Samwise Gamgee in Lord of the Rings.  He has seven film projects on deck, click here for deets.  Sean can also be heard on Vox Populi radio every Thursday here.

At Vox Populi Radio, we seek not to change minds, but to learn more about one another. We believe that with curiosity and civility, we can find a way past entrenched viewpoints, forward to understanding and real solutions.

Sean is a sixth house Pisces Sun/Moon with Virgo rising, and Gemini an intuitive thinker/feeler with Mercury (his ruler, and rules his Midheaven) exalted on the culmination (29th) degree of Aquarius, the decan of Venus.  Empathetic, kind and  perceptive – he has a good ‘feel’ for civil service, common people – communication via heart feelings and intellectual knowing are equally strong.

Sam Rivendell GaladrielSean’s North Node of Destiny is in the sixth house of Aquarius, highlighting humanitarian work and service, aspirations for greater global good via practical intelligent discourse, and he is quite possibly a very unusual gardener.
You saw that coming, right ? Ok, while I am at it, I cried so hard when Sam carried his best friend (Venus) Frodo up the mountain (Saturn) in Mordor (Pluto) I thought my head was gonna pop right off.  :::sigh:::  Go Sam !

Sean has the majority of his planets below the horizon save Chiron in Aries 7 and Saturn in Taurus, nearest his Midheaven.  This signals a tendency to introversion, especially with Saturn, the restrictive planet of limitations and work, in his 9th house of Taurus.  Sean surfaces to give voice to those causes he has a love for – the vision, ethics and philosophies drive him to go public.  (Mars ruled Chiron in 7; Mars in Sagittarius)  He feels a very strong sense of social responsibility (Saturn, 6th stellium), wants to rally others to exchange and share what they see, their viewpoints. (Mars Sagittarius, see below)*

Saturn elevated in Taurus is steady and stubborn, but in good aspect (trine, harmony) to Venus (rules Taurus) in the 5th, he is steadily working, taking risks, and really loves kids and being a good Dad is very important to him.  He is loyal, true and he’s a what you see is what you get kind of guy.

Sean AstinSagittarius Mars in 4 square his Ascendant / Descendant axis* from the Nadir (4th house) of nurturing, childhood, family shows a student/teaching quality has always been present in his emotional landscape.  Self-expression ( Sag Mars can be blunt – I have it, I know)* and the gut instincts are courageous, impulsive – while in square to Moon (public: which opposes ascendant) actions taken may not always find fertile ground on a wide scale at the outset.

Here is where Capricorn Venus trine Saturn (rules Capricorn)  delivers grace via Sean’s Stick & Stay nature.  She also trines Pluto (metamorph) in his Virgo 1st house, first impressions can be transformed by compassion and loyalty to the cause, by showing his heart is in the right place.

With Neptune conjunct Jupiter and Mars all in Sagittarius, it’s no surprise Sean loves running, particularly marathons (see Saturn in 9 for endurance).  Neptune at 3 degrees conjunct Jupiter at 5 dovetail in square to Mercury at 29 Aquarius (yes, out-of-sign, but it is his ruler) and Sun at 6 Virgo. Squares push us to succeed for they are restless tension that we are constantly working to release high qi.  Mars in tough aspect in 4th can be not only oversensitive (luminaries in Pisces supports) but also insensitive (see blunt*) – such is the nature of a square – it all comes back to self-expression aka 3rd house with Mercury and Jupiter in difficult aspect.

Note also 3rd house and Jupiter are modes of thinking/seeing – in square, these energies must be used constructively to work to their best advantage.  Spiritual higher mind focus and metamorphic trial and error are likely until finding the personal groove.

Sean running gg bridgeLike Elijah, Sean has no oppositions, save Aries Chiron which opposes Uranus in Libra, so again, dealing with others/expression of self in regards to balanced relationships is called to the fore.  Chiron is the wounded healer/teacher/herbalist/philosopher, in Aries opposite (this means interacting/compromising with another) Uranus it can indicate sudden upsets of same, energy over the top followed by drain and a need to re-charge.  Needs of self and needs of another are in peace talks, likely involving men and women (Aries/Mars and Venus/Uranus) just remember compassion works a charm and (Venus) is in much easier aspect than aggressive Mars.

Venus in earth trine Saturn and Pluto in all in earth gives the grounded support needed to find your creative working balance.  Use your skills, honesty and steadfastness and ambition with compassion to succeed.

Alexandra AstinSean and his daughter Alexandra in RotK.

Also of note is a Quasar exact conjunct Sean’s Sun at 6 Pisces.  This indicates achievement and success, honors and goals reached.  Pisces Sun in the 6th house  expresses spirit by being a public worker serving the highest good of all by lifting the collective unconscious in inspiring, idealistic ways.

Sean is doing his Uranus return brilliantly with Vox Populi.  Humanitarian global concerns are the hallmark of Uranus returns, when it reaches natal opposition we sum up our contribution to date and are either satisfied or aspire to better achieve social and karmic balance.

Uranus goes direct on the 21st at 12 Aries in exact opposition to his natal Uranus.  Slow caution is advised 2-3 days prior to 21st as Venus and Pluto are moving into exact conjunction in Capricorn square both natal and transiting Uranus in opposition to one another on the 21st.
Transits are felt prior to exact, so Sean, if you read this – keep your eyes open, be careful.  I can’t predict Uranus, no one can – it’s the wildcard.
Just a head’s UP.

Saesa omentien lle, Astalder
Gneiss Moon

Four on the Floor

Viggo styleYou have a moral obligation to finish the job you said you would do.
Viggo Mortensen

Viggo’s filmography is linked above, his artworks (as well as artworks of his friends) including paintings, photographs, poetry and music can be found at Perceval Press, also linked on the sidebar.  His paintings were also featured in A Perfect Murder.  I have written about Viggo before here and here.

He’s a savvy, soft-spoken traveler who prefers privacy, though he surfaces to fight (speak) for causes he cares deeply for…Democracy Now earlier this week, here.
( I will relay Viggo/Aragorn astrology throughout, note resemblance to Strider above.)

Viggo is one of five knights from The Lord of the Rings production; the others being Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee and Peter Jackson.  Viggo was knighted on April 16th 2010 by Queen Margarethe II of Denmark.  This pleases me, knights are Jupiter.

Viggo horsing aroundAn accomplished horseman in his spare time, Mortensen requested Aragorn be given more saddle time than was originally scripted. He also kept his on-screen horse nearby during the entire principal photography schedule in order to ride in his off-hours and strengthen his relationship with the horse.  He also did all his own stunts in Hidalgo, including a breakneck bareback ride that even the stuntman couldn’t handle.  (Viggo has Saturn in Sagittarius: truth in the work, steady on a horse)

Sagittarius rules horses and Jupiter rules Sagittarius.

Yes, I think Viggo is Sagittarius rising, and yes, there is horse info in the GMA Viggo links above, although I am adding a recap and an addition/correction, here.

Viggo loves horses, has bought several post wrap:
Kenny (Hasufel) aka Eomer’s horse, that Aragorn borrowed in TTT
Brego (Uraeus) aka Theodred’s warhorse Aragorn set free who later found him wounded (pictured above)
Tecontender (T.J.) aka (one of the 5 horses used in) Hidalgo
In addition to Asfaloth aka Florian (Arwen rode in Ringwraith chase) that Viggo gave to Arwen’s stunt double, Jane Abbott.

Viggo’s book: The Horse is Good here.  He supports wild horse preservation here.  You can also read about Viggo’s horse filming experiences at Horse Nation here.  You can read his experiences with the horses in Hidalgo (specifically) here.

“One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master, he told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.”  source

viggo chillinViggo is a late degree Libra Sun conjunct North Node of Destiny conjunct Venus (rules Libra) within a degree.  He is a man of balance and thoughtful consideration, promoting justice and fairness in all he does.  The majority of personal planets are in air, he’s a thinker/communicator.  Mercury in Scorpio is the lone personal planet water placement – perceptive and sharp, nothing escapes notice. Here lies the power of mental prowess, regeneration and rebirth, intensity of focus. Viggo is a life path Eight.

Outbound actions (Mars retrograde aka internalized, revision mode) involving observation, thinking, speaking are versatile, spontaneous yet alert to stir compassion (Neptune). Mars Rx quincunx (health/altitude adjustments) Scorpio Neptune (healing spirit conjunct Mercury) informs improvisation  aka thinking on his feet. 

Gemini Mars Rx squares Virgo Pluto – Mercury rules both signs – he knows the power of words, the transmutation they hold.  Words…what odd things…singular symbols strung together like prayer beads or notes on a scale – they form unified shapes, summoning mental images, evoking emotions that enable collective understanding.  Scorpio Neptune/Mercury/Jupiter measures words to the point of struggle, for to speak is to finitely define what is in essence esoteric, alchemical and forever in flux.

Viggo is a word wizard – conscientiously smithing his craft.  Mars retrograde quincunx Scorpio Neptune is forever making adjustments, resurrecting or furrowing the mindfield searching for new subconscious emotional reserves.  Fluctuating Aquarius Moon also supports this restless quest for information but from the mental perspective – intake and processing of moods, feelings, vibes of surrounds are highly instinctive and intellectual  in nature.

Viggo3Viggo is kind, artistic, thoughtful, informed, enigmatic, funny and quirky. He actually quit speaking for a month (4 weeks) to better understand his role as a deaf/mute woodsman in The Passion of Darkly Noon.  Released in 1995 (presumably filmed in early/mid ’94) Viggo was having a Jupiter transit to his stellium near natal Neptune with Saturn in Pisces in trine to same with Uranus/Neptune conjunct in Capricorn square his Libra Sun, Venus, NNode conjunction. Curiously, the social/outers were all retrograde mid ’94.  I knew and loved this story, but went digging up the deets for y’all, and the story is pure Viggo - read it here.

Desire to penetrate the mysteries of pure creative heart and soul (Leo) as well as higher mind and communication (Uranus) are enhanced by Jupiter (student/teacher) square Uranus in Leo (creation/curiosity/play).  The drive to experience differences and see and think through another’s eyes and experiences lends to heightened growth of the craft.  (Sun/NNode/Venus in Libra)  Jupiter in Scorpio square Uranus in Leo seeks to disrupt complacency by investigating all manners of philosophy on life and death – each deserves respect (Jupiter).  The Road – the only movie I felt was so intense that I had to stop half way through and walk it off a bit before beginning again.  That’s high praise from a Plutonic.

“Each time I make a movie, it’s like a paid scholarship to a different university course.”  source

Mercury rules eyesight, Uranus (its higher octave) rules the aetheric sight.  In Viggo’s case, Jupiter (conjunct Mercury, square Uranus – I think it’s his ruler) links the two.  He’s a philosopher grounded by Saturn in Sagittarius – he sees how ideas manifest on the material plane, it informs not only his philosophies, but also his self-discipline.

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Sagittarius Saturn conjunct ascendant in good aspect (trine Uranus, sextile Venus exact) is serious about the long-term ramifications of any and all energetic exchanges.  Saturn also gives structure and support (work) to wildcard Uranus in Leo.  Uranus in Leo insists on creative diversity, fingers in all the pies.  Double fixation (Leo/Uranus) driven by independence, innovation, invention and switch-hit artistic perceptions, he’s the courageous boho gypsy revolutionary who knows that all that glitters is not gold.  Uranus separates from Leo (rules gold).  Viggo desires respect for the craft, understanding, co-operation and kindness rather than fame, recognition or piles of money.  He is a humanitarian, who cares deeply about people.  (See Perceval Press.)

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;

The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

The Riddle of Strider

For FrodoPersonal: This tiny moment above was one of my (many) favorite RotK scenes, subtle indeed.  Got me right in the feels, speechless.  I respect your opinion, but I humbly disagree.

Viggo has Libra Sun quintile (genius expression) Uranus (in the sign Sun rules, Leo)  indicating boho creative spirit expression, forming strong bonds with others – while remaining individually independent and true to self within said partnerships.

This aspect signals awareness of sensations in the aether heretofore unspoken – felt with the heart only.  The ego separates, the heart unites.  Sun is both heart and ego and both are electric – a conscious choice (Venus) resides in this aspect.

A couple of quick asteroids:
Lucifer 1930
If you have seen The Prophecy, then you know why I chose to look up Lucifer, I very briefly wrote about it here.  Damage Control: It is a representation of the fight between good and evil raging within us all.  Please also note Venus the morning star is Lucifer, Venus the evening star is Hesperus and the pentagram is the shape of the her orbit.  See it here.  Viggo has Lucifer in Capricorn, trine Pluto and quintile Venus; both exact, hence the role in the creative arts.  Note also that many astrologers don’t give account to anything but tight conjunctions for asteroids.  I pitch ‘em out there for interest, flavor.

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Previous post here.  In J.R.R. Tolkien’s mythology, Varda is queen of the stars, aka the star-kindler.  Varda, the bestower of blessings is in exact conjunction with Viggo’s natal Venus.  This pleases me… for two reasons.
One: Varda bestows charm and grace upon Viggo through Venus.
Two: The ring (Venus rules rings) Aragorn wore was called Elessar, the Elfstone, the stone of Eärendil.  Crafted by the Noldor, it was of the deepest green and held the light of the Sun, bestowing healing powers upon the wearer.  The ring was given to him as a gift (Venus) from Galadriel (for his marriage to Arwen) at the time the Fellowship left Lothlórien.  Aragorn took Elessar as his royal name as was foretold.  History of Elessar here and here. 

Viggo peace outNamárië
Gneiss Moon

Oakenshield

Richard Armitage3Richard Armitage

I love watching Richard chew Middle Earth scenery – a commanding, Kingly presence indeed – authoritative voice, confident swagger that is Leo incarnate. 

Richard is a late degree Leo Sun conjunct Venus (within a degree).  Sun in the sign it rules, tightly conjunct Venus is creatively beneficial – attracting those who stand apart, are willpowered, fun and expressive.  Leo Sun/Venus is an affectionate combo, very generous, eager to play and have fun, but also demands its due – in respect as well as love. 

Courageous Leo loves camaraderie, happily shares the wealth of spirit inherent to house of Sun; Virgo Moon is more reticent to take the spotlight, preferring to work quietly, diligently on the craft.  Moon in Virgo needs intellectual feeding to feel emotionally satisfied, further highlighted by Mercury in house.

Mental gymnastics feed the creative prowess, leading to focused self-expression.  Practicality meets perfectionism, versatility bred by sensing sacred patterns, making connections.  Clever emotional weaving of worlds holds court, thoughts pave the road to success, solving the restless tension via Mercury (tightest focal, see below) is key.

Richard Armitage2

Sun/Venus Leo is very giving/heartfelt, full of hope.  If they do not receive in kind, they are forgiving, but their pride takes a hit and their light dims. (Sun rules Leo.)  I mention this as Richard has a rolling (out of sign) stellium with Venus/Sun/Mercury collectively serving as joint focal points in a T-Square.

Squares indicate personal metamorphosis, internal obstacles leading to massive growth.  T-Square focal points are a funnel for expression.  See Bruce Lee.

Richard’s Venus/Sun/Mercury are rolling focals square both Saturn and Jupiter/Neptune indicating intense focus on art, work, diplomacy and life philosophies.  Think/see/learn/desire/analyze are all getting the workout – squares keep the road hot because we want to scratch the itch of friction.

Communicating depth perception (Saturn/restriction) breathes full flexibility into the house of Gemini, which craves nuance and information exchange.  Expression is crucial to breaking he crystallizations of Saturn – house Gemini loves change while Saturn does not – best bet is to find the balance and work it.

Leo Venus in exact square to Scorpio Neptune indicates high qi awareness/creativity when channeled correctly, low qi delusion/obsession when living in shadow.  Hard aspects between Venus and Neptune are the hallmark of a creative, sensitive soul – octaves of artistic expression working together.  Late Leo Sun conjunct Venus further highlights this strength.

Richard Armitage

Also of note is the similarity/individual nuances between Richard and Martin Freeman (Bilbo) who were both born in the UK within a month of each other.  Their charts are similar (esp. the outer planets) but the inner planets determine personal expression, hence only a wide similarity. House placements will also determine much that I am unable to tell without the exact time of birth.  I have done a solar chart (Noon) for both men.  If you would like to compare, Martin’s chart interp is here.

Similarities include Mars conjunct North Node in trine to Uranus, and a Grand Air Trine (communication) but Richard has a much tighter conjunction between Mars and North Node of Destiny by less than a degree.  Uranus trine Saturn trine Mars/NNode circulates social/generational stream of consciousness  ideas – while driving action to change.

Richard has Mars quintile (gifts, talents) Neptune indicating a love of music, film, as well as plenty of peace and quiet to let the mind wander and relax.  Hiking and getting right with nature is a great work/stress reducer.

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Now for seeing Thorin in his chart. 
Hello, the Leo has landed. 

Leo is royalty; Saturn is lineage – ancestry through the Father aka Capricorn/Saturn.
Fits the Thorin II Oakenshield bill.
(Son of Thrain II, grandson of King Thor.)
No great love of elves via Saturn opposing Neptune – King Thranduil did not assist the dwarves when Smaug took over Erebor, their lonely mountain home.

Sun conjunct Venus in late Leo ?
Leo loves the shiny gold bling (Leo rules gold) – mountains of it. (Saturn)
Just saying’.

peace
Gneiss Moon

Hoopy Frood Hobbit

martin-freemanMartin Freeman

There was a flurry of texting with my former husband when The Hobbit casting was announced.  I was rattling off the return of Ian, Andy, Orli and even Elijah, who is being written in !  Then he asked Who’s Bilbo ?  I was rambling about rumored talks with James McAvoy when the news hit.  In bubbly geekspeak excitement all I could pop out was Dent. Arthur Dent !  YaY !  Excellent choice ! 

Martin is a Virgo Sun conjunct Venus which is beneficial twice over, though less so when Venus is in its fall (opposite its exaltation) working harder/born into compromise.  Both benefics squaring Saturn in Gemini indicate a sharp mind/tongue/wit learned through restraint and obstacles of both the mind and communication.  It is a placement of learning focused self-expression/discipline re: love, money, balance and diplomacy.

Mars conjunct North Node of Destiny in Aquarius is the powerful knowing of an intellectual innovator that acts/reacts* (Mars/Mercury, respectively) fully on instinct.
Martin has a Grand Air Trine with Mars/NNode, Uranus in Libra and Saturn in Gemini.

Uranus/Saturn/Mars NNode circulates social/generational stream of consciousness  ideas – while driving action to change.  Keep the best and fuck the rest kind of thinking.
Saturn loves traditional think – boho Uranus in Libra upsets the popular balance, while Mars in Aquarius does the unexpected by harmonizing both via change. 

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Leo Mercury is focal point of a T-Square * between Saturn in Gemini opposite Scorpio Jupiter conjunct Neptune (out of sign; 29 and 0 degrees respectively) in Sagittarius.  Clever, creative ideas are prolific, though the expression/execution may be slow to manifest recognition.

Benefic 29 degree Scorpio Jupiter is luck high when death is nigh.  Particularly when it sextiles 29 degree Virgo Pluto which is in good aspect to Saturn.  Transformative communications are the crucible to regenerative relationships, especially regarding work.
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Note 29 Scorpio Jupiter/0 Sagittarius Neptune conjunction (death luck/suffering via travels; respectively) sextile 29 Virgo Pluto alludes to Bilbo’s chance of protection from the evils of the Ring of Power.  Culmination degrees are saturated with the vibration of that planet/sign.

Bilbo out riddles the Sphinx (asteroid 896) of Middle Earth – by facing challenges, guarding life, keeping secrets and using timely revelations.  Riddles are ruled by Pluto/Neptune and imho Mercury.  Martin’s focal Leo Mercury cleverly navigates a path through trick questions in order to escape from the cave (Saturn) alive.

Martin also has spiritual gifts ala Venus and Mars: both quintile Jupiter and Neptune; Venus from Earth, Mars from Air.  Specialized talents are present with all, but the finest expression is Mars Fire on Aquarius Air with North Node of Destiny.  The elements are compatible and will operate smoothly. Venus attracts while Mars is outgoing, both in quintile to a tight Jupiter/Neptune conjunction indicates artistic inclination, a talent for giving/receiving unusual communications, particularly on film (Neptune).

Asteroid Bilbo is 2991.  Currently at 8 Sagittarius.
Bilbo was discovered in a sky of 6 retrogrades: Mars on out to Pluto – all in inward (yin) revision mode.  Bilbo was tightly conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio both opposite Taurus Sun and Mercury indicating slow going peace talks re: personal and shared possessions.
Venus was in Pisces (exalted) quincunx Saturn in Libra.  Interesting as the quincunx deals with both health and change of character – altitude adjustments.  Consider the ring (Venus is jewelry) of power that did indeed prolong life, but at a cost of Bilbo’s mental health.
FYI: Martin has Bilbo at 27 Libra which may be opposite his moon which is either late Aries or early Taurus, but I don’t have his time of birth, so I cannot say.

peace out
Gneiss Moon

Seeing Stars

jennifer-jason-leighJennifer Jason-Leigh

Incredible actress.
I watched eXsistenZ again recently after gamergate exploded.  I love that dark little gem, and who can ever forget her scenes in Shortcuts ?  I won’t ruin it for you if you haven’t seen it (click the link) but it is NSFW and it’s Altman, so plan on 3 hours.

Jennifer was absolutely fantastic as Dorothy Parker and she doesn’t shy away from playing really intense screwed up people, see Bastard Out of Carolina, The Anniversary Party for starters.
Something made me think of her last night and I thought she probably has a very interesting chart, she is so riveting onscreen.  Was I ever right !
Jennifer has one of those natal charts that amaze, like Bruce Lee and Nostradamus.

Jennifer Jason Leigh natalWe have an incredible amount of intellectual Aquarius happening !
Soaring idealism, craving for fresh experiences, communicating extraordinary socially conscious visionary realms – all shown in her packed 9th house of philosophies.  Very passionate thinker/communicator who teaches through film.  Amazing.  Now I see how/why she nailed Dorothy Parker so brilliantly.

Venus bang on Jupiter and Mars bang on Saturn in addition to Aquarius Moon conjunct MC opposite Uranus conjunct IC is mesmerizing.  Moon at MC is in the public eye for work, Uranus at culmination degree of Leo at IC leads a private life, but for the screen she will rise brilliantly to the occasion.  Conjunctions are power operating, and Venus on Jupiter is sexy, but eccentric in Aquarius – the intellectual needs fed first.  Mars on Saturn (with the former conjunction in mind) is the macho femme fatale – the tough girl, smart and sassy, works hard/plays hard.

Gemini rising with Mercury (ruler) combust Sun in that powerful stellium with Moon elevated is tricky – at once flirty and nimble but also very strong-willed, focused in purpose and aspirations.  Leo North Node opposite Venus/Jupiter delivers immediate awareness of the art form, a hold-over from the past, an innate knowing boosted by a plethora of Aquarius.  Aquarian motto: I know.

She seems drawn to uncovering the raw humanity inside us all, urging us to see what we don’t want to see.  We have to look at it, know it, in order to change it.  This is a product of Chiron, the wounded healer, elevated in Pisces 10.  Using the work to heal.

Not a bit surprised by bitch goddess Lilith conjunct Pluto, either.  Lilith, she who would not be tamed or an any way subservient to man or god.  She is of course sextile Neptune (aka film) which is in hard aspect to Jennifer’s entire Aquarius stellium by transference of light.  Here lies the friction which has driven her success.  Scorpios and Aquarians are amazingly resilient for fixed signs.

peace
Gneiss Moon

Agile Analysis

andrew-lincoln-001Andrew Lincoln

I love, Love, LOVE The Walking Dead.  Crazy mind fuq tv.  See prior TWD posts here. 

Andy is a Virgo Sun, Aries Moon with a tidy T-Square between Scorpio Venus opposite Taurus Mars both square focal planet Jupiter in Aquarius.  Reserved (ala Virgo), but packing an underlying intensity of drive, purpose and intellect.

Mars in Taurus is relentless, will not back down or give an inch re: work, love or money.  Great work ethic and when working high qi, aggressively practical, peacemaking and commonsensical.  They are patiently cool as a cucumber until their Mars gets ahem aggravated, then all bets are off. Hair-trigger monster you can’t stuff back in the box.  (Familiar, Toro Moon here.)  Tapping this obviously works in his favor during zombie apocalypse freak-outs.  Killer Within –  stunning, brilliant scene, well done.

Venus in Scorpio, always an interesting placement, is in detriment aka opposite its ruler and immediately in peace talks to express itself well.  Scorpio doesn’t always excel at diplomacy being a sign of power struggle.  (I have a similar energy, Venus in 8th.)  While Venus trines Saturn in Cancer (also in detriment restricting/refining emotions) delivering an emotional depth and steadiness, it squares Jupiter in Aquarius which indicates periods of high energy expansion followed by separation.

Mercury/Pluto in Libra in tight trine to Jupiter Rx in Aquarius (all within 3 degrees) indicates a powerful transformative thinker; relationships with faith, honor and trust and the balance of same deliver mental transmutation/mind-expansion in odd unusual ways.  Resiliency of thought, perceptions, viewpoints while also tuning into the subtle vibrations of a group.

Aries Chiron opposite Uranus in Libra, is a lightning bolt of unusual awareness when dealing with justice and weighing all the options.  Thinking & acting fast with precision (Chiron quintiles Saturn) offering family and bonds where there were none.  Uranus in quintile to North Node in Capricorn also magnetizes steady work, unusual alliances and unexpected balance and harmony through the same.

Saturn is focal point of a yod aka receiving pressure from Neptune in Sagittarius (which sextiles) Jupiter in Aquarius – bonds of family/genetics, home/work, film/teaching.
Ok, here comes the perspective shift - I love it that everyone who is part of TWD says it is everybody’s show, they feel like family and they feel like we are family too.

Saturn is structure/rules and Cancer is family – this is revealed in TWD by a code, a pact, an alliance – no one gets in unless they answer the questions correctly.  This focal Saturn is a brilliant expression of a tool they have used to survive as a family.
Andy’s Saturn squares Mercury tightly conjunct Pluto in Libra; squares Pluto exact.
Mercury rules questions; Pluto, death.

Here are Rick’s questions:

How many walkers have you killed?
How many people have you killed?
Why ?

Amazingly succinct astrological synchronicities, I love it.

In closing, Andy has Venus in Scorpio at 1 degree which means he has new beginnings in store at the New Moon Solar Eclipse at 0 degrees Scorpio on October 23.
Well done, can’t wait to see the new season !

Peace out
Gneiss Moon

Divergent

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.

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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.

Peace
Gneiss Moon

I watch you rise

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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.

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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.

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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.

WTF
Make your move
Rise UP !
Peace
GMA

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.

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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.

namaste
Gneiss Moon

Cat Eyes

Sophia
Sophia Loren & Sphinx

Virgo Sophia Villani Scicolone is a Capricorn rising, with Saturn tightly conjunct Moon in Aquarius.  She is such a lovely woman -what eyes !- with incredible staying power in the public eye.  She has appeared in nearly 100 films over the years, and is the winner of several awards (Jupiter at MC) including an Academy Award, a Grammy, 5 Golden Globes, as well as the Cecil B. DeMille for lifetime achievements.   She is also author of several cookbooks (Mercury in 9) and her autobiography, Sophia: Living and Loving.

Sophia began working in films at age 14 after (incredibly ! ?!) losing a beauty contest.  Contests are ruled by Mars and 7th, Sophia has Moon (rules her 7th) not only conjunct Saturn (block, restriction), but also opposite Mars – but that same Moon trines Jupiter and Mercury in Libra, elevated – she obviously came out the winner in the long run.

Sophia-Loren-sophia-loren-14908679-437-640Sophia met (at age 15), and later married (at age 23) a man 21 years her senior, Carlo Ponti.  Unfortunately, charges of “bigamy and public sinning” were leveled against them, because the catholic church didn’t recognize his divorce from his first wife.  Venus rules marriage, Sophia has Virgo Venus (fall) tightly conjunct Neptune (illusion, secrets). Moon rules her 7th, is tightly conjunct Saturn (a much older man).

In her autobiography, Sophia speaks of two miscarriages and two difficult pregnancies that produced two sons.  Moon rules pregnancy and Sophia not only has moon conjunct Saturn which indicates difficulty, but she also has Pluto in Moon-ruled Cancer in exact square to Jupiter.  These trials were a test of faith (Jupiter 9) for her, producing not only personal psychological regeneration, but also regeneration of partnerships. I am going to count the out of sign T-Square with Pluto focal for these reasons.

Sophia LorenCancer Pluto as focal planet in a T-Square with late Libra Jupiter opposite early Taurus Uranus is an aspect of unusual beauty, unusual love choices, powerful emotional struggles (see above) as well as feminine power in the public eye. Sophia was known for being very conscious of her roots (shown by strong Capricorn/Cancer) as well as being fond of family and the whole cooking, gathering, breaking bread ritual that entails.

Also please note that folks with strong Capricorn energy have fabulous bone structure, and tend to age gracefully, being timeless and enduring.  Sophia has the requisite Leo placement for drama and fabulous hair, via her Leo Mars.  Lilith lives in her 8th as well, (conjunct South Node) giving much chutzpah and regenerative willpower.  Always seen as a beauty, this woman also has a boatload of ancient wisdom and guts to go with all that glory – on tap 24/7.

Sophia_LorenAt last, we get to the cat asteroids
Sophia has trademark cat-like eyes, so I was not surprised to see these asteroids prominent in her natal chart.

Sphinx conjunct Neptune (2 degrees)
Sekhmet conjunct Mars (one)
Ubasti conjunct North Node (one)

…and we cannot forget her Mars is in Leo !
Rawr !

peace
Gneiss Moon

Ewan

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I’m doing my bit for the women’s movement. The women have always been naked in movies and now I’m just desperate to take my clothes off as much as possible.

I fight cynicism. It’s too easy. It’s really boring. It’s much harder to be positive and see the wonder of everything. Cynicism is a bunch of people who aren’t as talented as other people, knocking them because they make them feel even more untalented. – Ewan

With my love of Star Wars, Obi-Wan had to come up on deck sooner or later, but I would be remiss if I did not also mention The Pillow Book.  This movie is truly a must-see.  Terrifically bizarre and beautifully crafted, it is unlike any other.

Ewan is a sixth house Aries with Libra rising, Venus (exalted) in Pisces 5th (Placidus) square a Neptune Jupiter (ruling) conjunction in Sagittarius.  Venus in 5th square Neptune/Jupiter is driven to be highly creative in a wide variety of formats.
Moulin Rouge singing and dancing meets sparing with sabers in Star Wars.

Obiwan-SoresuNeptune is nakedness/film, Jupiter equals a lot of whatever it touches. Saturn is cynicism, Ewan’s is well aspected, earth to earth – sensible, realistic.  Ewan has an 8th house Toro Saturn trine Mars and Pluto which is staying power to the max.  Saturn in a Venus house tends to loving rather than critiquing, exalted Sun in the 6th supports this brilliantly.

Gemini moon in the 9th is fluent in communications, especially emoting.  When Ewan is screaming to a turned Anakin, “you were my brother Anakin ! I loved you.” good lord, heartbreaking.  Moon square Virgo Pluto pumps that emotive power through the roof when it is called for.  Gemini moon is versatile, flirty as well as emotionally/intellectually quick.  Jedi mind tricks. heh.  Toss in a moon trine to Libra Uranus in the 12th (conjunct Descendant from the backdoor, 12)  for an wild intuitive sense, likely an expert at reading body language, signs, tracking.

Aspirational 2Exalted Capricorn Mars (3rd) is focal point of a T-Square between a Sun – Uranus opposition that rides along the Ascendant-Descendant axis.  Ewan has a strong sense of self.  (Uranus, Sun strong; Moon elevated)  Adventure, weird experiences and likely oddball work offers find him and are fielded, frequently.  Exalted Mars focal point is a very strong work ethic coupled with a desire to communicate.

Ewan also has Sun tightly conjunct Chiron in Aries, teaching by example is given full rein.  Healing qualities are sharply focused on work and positivity while doing it.  Living each moment well is its own reward.

lwrLong way Round and Long Way Down were exploratory trips taken and filmed while he and his friend, Charley travelled the world on motorbikes: London to New York going east; North of Scotland to Cape town, South Africa respectively.

Perfect expression of Ewan’s natal Neptune (film) conjunct Jupiter (world travels).
As is his adept portrayal of a Jedi master.  Neptune (zen) Jupiter (teacher).

May the Force be with You
Gneiss Moon

Freestyle Capricorn

3._woee_10182012_fn_0317.jpgCapricorn, Julia Ormond in Witches of East End  holding the Hangman card.

Julia has a Grand Earth trine: Capricorn Sun, Jupiter in Toro, Uranus/Pluto in Virgo (Mars loosely conjunct at 8 degrees).  Skillful, steady and practical with a fiery boost from Mercury tightly conjunct Venus in Sagittarius.  Love of ideas, philosophies, travel, but prefers a cohesive, planned daily routine while exploring these things.

Venus and Jupiter in mutual reception softens this need as they understand each others expression, it helps ease the friction/balance between exploratory seeing and detailed analyzing of squares between Sagittarius/Virgo.

Julia also has a kite with the aforementioned earth trine working an opposition between Toro Jupiter and Neptune in Scorpio.  She has a lovely speaking voice and a gentle, compassionate demeanor that plays well onscreen.

Interesting she has Saturn in Pisces without major aspects which can lead to much overcompensation of work and responsibility.  Saturn points to how we use our natal talents, without major aspects, it plays the wildcard and can either limit or foster good use of all other planetary energies.  Working high qi, it is the energy of a rugged individualist freestyle Capricorn who can channel high magick of creative Pisces through disciplined use. *

Worth noting is Saturn’s quintile to Mercury/Venus indicating that patient work in the creative arts, particularly film or music will alleviate friction of the squares between Virgo and Sagittarius and also payoff creatively via unique talents/gifts. This is also supported by an exact Pisces Chiron Uranus opposition. Unique viewpoints/opportunities re: separation/belonging delivers awareness, compromise and healing through dedicated service to others. Wise teaching, likely. *

I’m really enjoying watching Julia be the wise mother, badass witch on this show.
It kinda bugs me they made up an owl tarot card, but I’ll let it slide because I love the show for so many other reasons. Thrilled to see lessons re: magickal responsibility, universal energy exchange (nothing is removed, nothing goes to waste, it only changes form) on ye olde boob tube.  Fantastic to watch how characters learn to come to terms with their power, how they make mistakes learning to wield it and the changes it delivers to those in their periphery. 

peace out
Gneiss Moon

Oprah !

oprah_winfrey_horizontal_a_lOprah !

Recently I needed an UP shift in perspective, so got my Oprah on, big time.
How I love this woman – she is such a light for the world, such a bright light !
I don’t have cable, so I hooked up via the internet to Super Soul Sunday and heard: Iyanla Vanzant, Maya Angelou, Marianne Williamson just to name a few.  I will be adding links here and there, so ck comments below and in the sidebar.

A bit of synastry: Oprah’s Mercury and Jupiter trine my Mercury.
My shift in perspective from a great spiritual teacher – yes.
We also, oddly enough, have Hephaestus contacts: hers on my N Node, mine on her Jupiter.  Hephaestus, blacksmith of the Gods delivers craft, skill and cunning – Hephaestus is where your life is forged, hammered and remade.
* Note: Gemini Hephaestus (1 degree) will square New Moon in Virgo.

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Oprah is an second house Aquarius Sun tightly conjunct Venus both of which widely trine Gemini Jupiter in the 6th – daily speaking delivers big financial rewards.  Mercury is also in the second house of Aquarius in trine to Jupiter, which in turn trines Neptune at MC in Libra.

Women the world over love Oprah for her no nonsense sassy sister delivery style. (Air on earth houses.)  She has brought spiritual discussion (Grand Air Trine w/ Neptune MC) into millions of homes for over 25 years and counting…

She is a 29 (culmination) degree Sagittarius rising, so Jupiter rules her chart, and she is indeed a teacher (Sagittarius Moon too ) – when she started a book club, everyone followed.  When she speaks, people listen, especially women – she is wise in the healing arts, partly because of her own trials and tribulations, but also because she is a very good listener to those who have gone before, those who have paved the way.

Thrillingly, Oprah has Chiron bang on North Node of Destiny in Capricorn; Uranus conjunct South Node in Cancer.  Wounded healer,, philosopher and teacher of s/heroes – yes !

Enlightener, shifting perspectives re: the dynamics of personal, family, love, and global relationships – yes !

oprah-medal-of-honor-2Oprah receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, where she was recognized  for her “innate gift for tapping into our fervent hopes and our deepest fears.”

Lastly, Oprah has Scorpio Mars as focal point in a T-Square with an Aquarius Mercury – Leo Pluto opposition.  This is not only an aspect of experiencing powerlessness, it is also an aspect of earning fixed staying power through rising up through the inner depths via regeneration of self.

She knows it because she has lived it. Well done.  Shine on Oprah !

peace
GMA

O Captain ! My Captain !

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Terribly sad about Robin’s death today.  I mourn privately at home, but share my grief with those that knew him and loved him, as well as Robin’s fans the world over.

I fell for him immediately as a loveable, curious alien trying to figure out life, earthlings, and grow up in the process.  Robin was wacky and fun, full of life and over the top…all of which made his still waters and great depth all the more poignant.

I tweeted a Dune passage today about the universe, captioned it Pisces Moon.  I was thinking about how Virgo loves to organize thoughts and things to find and feel the sacred while its opposite, Pisces l e  t   s       g       o      .         .               .
It is a Pisces Moon, soon to go void of course for 21 hours, we will pause to reflect.

Dune quoteI am wowed by this choice of quote earlier, it seems a message because Robin had Pisces Moon tightly conjunct North Node of Destiny opposite Venus in Virgo.
South Node (always opposite N Node) was exactly conjunct Virgo Venus, making it a tough placement, for South Node is the past and has a restrictive quality to it, akin to Saturn.

There was always a lesson for the public (moon) in Robin’s work … how can we be more loving and kind ?  This is his feeling Pisces Moon in addition to Leo Mercury conjunct Pluto (powerful drama delivery) at MC from 9th (teaching) in trine to Jupiter (teaching) in Aries.*

He was a late degree Cancer Sun in the 9th, a sensitive teacher with Moon quintile Chiron.  Empathy and understanding for others was his path, for he also had Neptune (film) and North Node of Destiny quintile Chiron.  Chiron was the wounded teacher, herbalist, mentor to heroes, and Robin’s is in Sagittarius, well-placed in a teaching sign.

Neptune opposes Jupiter in Aries – both square a tight Cancer Mars/Uranus conjunction, making them dual focal points in a T-Square.  This is the wild and wacky artistic exuberance tailor-made to: first get rapt attention; then sensitively shape shift  viewer imagination into more creative, courageous, altruistic paths for themselves.*

This last Aquarius Full Moon that was difficult for so many with fixed sign placements was opposite Robin’s Pluto, meaning Sun (always opposes full moon) was exactly conjunct his Pluto. The luminaries squared Saturn in his first house of self, causing much self-review.

Such a beautiful soul, gone far too soon.

My heart goes out to all who cherish Robin…
… I celebrate the gifts of love he so joyfully gave us all.

In peace
Gneiss Moon

My highest respects are paid by sharing one of my most favorite scenes that perfectly encapsulates how I (and many others) feel by Robin’s passing into the next adventure…
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Butch & Sundance

TBS-butch-sundance1-e1339219532880Butch & Sundance (Newman & Redford)

Love Love LOVE this flick – these two pros brought it to life.  They remained life-long friends, loved pulling hilarious pranks on each other.

Mostly I’ll miss the fun we had. We played lots of pranks on each other. I used to race cars, and after he took this rare Porsche I owned for a drive, he began to get into racing. He had incredible reflexes, and he got really good, but he talked so much about it that I got sick of it. So I had a beaten-up Porsche shell delivered to his porch for his 50th birthday. He never said anything, but not long after, I found a crate of molten metal delivered to the living room of my (rented) house. It dented the floor. I then had it turned into a really ugly sculpture and dropped into his garden. To this day, neither one of us has ever mentioned it.
Robert Redford , The NYDO

Newman was an Aquarius with a Capricorn rising stellium opposite Cancer Pluto riding the horizon line.  He had a Grand Water Trine – a kite with Capricorn Mercury/Venus/Jupiter opposing Pluto in Cancer; Saturn trine Uranus trine Pluto. Interestingly, his Pisces Moon had little to no major aspects save a separating trine (7 degrees) to Scorpio MC.

Redford (who reminds me of my brother in the photo above) is a Leo with a Big Virgo stellium: Virgo Moon conjunct Mercury conjunct Neptune loosely conjunct (6 degrees) Venus. Venus trines Uranus exact (the rest if you follow transference of light) Leo Mars trines Jupiter ruling in Sagittarius – that Jupiter also serves as focal point of a T-Square between Pisces Saturn opposite Virgo Neptune/Mercury/Moon.  Redford has NNode in Capricorn conjunct MC – staying power in career, obviously working that one perfectly.

These two have powerful hard aspects running their natal charts, propelling them to success, but I am curious what energies they created together.

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As far as synastry goes, Newman’s Capricorn stellium was in trine to Redford’s Virgo stellium – lots of personal planets in the mix to keep them easy with each other.  This same stellium trined Redford’s Toro Uranus.  Their Saturns were trine each other (work, ties that bind).  Redford’s Sun trined Paul’s Mars in Aries fueling the racecar link.

Composite chart: Sun/Mercury/Venus in Scorpio 9 trine Pluto in Cancer – hilarious.
These two had/have huge sex appeal (Pluto) women (Cancer 5) swooning all over the globe (9th).  Further highlighted by Sagittarius Moon opposite Mars in Gemini, they talked good game, clever and funny.  Composite Uranus (ruling composite chart) in Aries squares both Cancer Pluto and Saturn (ruling) Capricorn.  The bandit on the run thing, wild and free really worked for them both in this film, as well as in life – they loved surprising each other.

Use enough dynamite there, Butch ?
GMA