when are we ?

Understanding the workings of the heavens gave the ancient navigators an anchor in time from which one could calculate an estimated location on a map.

Many scientists originally thought the Antikythera Mechanism, which is believed to be 2000 years old, was a piece of navigational equipment.

Little did they know it would be one of the most important scientific measuring devices ever discovered.
This video describes its shipwreck origins.




The Antikythera Mechanism is the
earliest preserved portable astronomical calculator, calculating the Sun, Moon and likely the positions of the inner planets which were known in antiquity.
The mechanism was used to predict solar and lunar eclipses.

This video shows how the gear assembly works – fantastic !
Saturn = time
Uranus = machines




peace & patience
with love


steady as she goes

Friday 31 
Mercury into Cancer 2:07am CST, USA
Mars into Gemini 5:39am

Sunday June 2
Venus into Cancer 9:13pm

Friday June 7
Neptune Rx 3:24am

Mercury and Mars are high octane at the moment – culmination degrees.
Steady as she goes cap’t…

I’m more interested in being truthful than being believed.

Detach from needing to have things work out a certain way.  
The universe is perfect and there are no failures,
Give yourself the gift of detaching from your worries and trust that everything is happening perfectly.

ps.  special, special thanks to those of you who have checked in on me.
I love you.  You know who you are. xox

Mag Neato Show

Coronal Mass Ejection !

The flare is expected to cause vibrant northern lights from the Arctic as far south as New York, the Dakotas, Washington and Michigan, with a smaller possibility of it going into Pennsylvania and Iowa, even Kansas.

The lights are currently estimated for 8 p.m. EDT Saturday arrival, with a possible deviation of up to seven hours.

Below are links to visibility around the globe.

North America
South Australia, New Zealand

The average equatorward boundary of the midnight aurora is shown for levels of magnetic activity ranging from relatively low, Kp=3,  to very high, Kp=9.

The above pic is from NASA – M 6.5 class flare 3:16am EDT April 11; leaving the sun at over 600 miles per second.  Note: we are entering solar maximum cycle, which is
expected in late 2013.

more maps, info here and also NOOA Space Weather

Previous MEGA POST Solarific Science Explosion - knock yourself out !

Peace out

Cosmic Buzzz

Visions of the New Humanity

This summer, coming to a sky near you on June 5, 2012…. 

The planet Venus moves in front of the Sun.
This is a very rare event called the Occultation of Venus. 

These transits occur (approximately) every 121 years, in pairs, 8 years apart.  The next pair of transits will then begin (approximately) 121 years later, with another pair of transits.

Venus will be in what is called an inferior conjunction – Venus retrograde in between the Sun and Earth.  (The superior conjunction is when Venus is on the other side of the Sun from Earth.) These pairs of conjunctions happen in either Gemini or Sagittarius.  See the chart below, the occultation in June is in Gemini at 15 degrees.

The last of this pair of transits was in 2004 in Gemini, the transit this June will be the last for (approximately) 121 years.  These transits historically happen during shifts in consciousness such as the renaissance, the growth of industrialism, and the scientific age – they highlight creative growth on earth – this pair of transits highlights the information age, the age of worldwide communications.  It indicates a fresh start and new directions on our journey to the next pair of transits over 100 years from now…

It will be visible from North America, the Pacific, Australia and eastern Asia.
Note: Wear eye protection to look right at the sun, and get a telescope !

So let’s talk about the occultation of Venus ~ we love Venus mwahs xox !
The chart above is for the aspect when it is exact, but be aware it will be applying and separating before and after – ascendant will be shifting as the earth and sky moves.

First of all, these pairs of transits occur in the signs of :
Gemini & Sagittarius – what we THINK, and what we SEE.
Gemini is Mercury ruled, Sagittarius, Jupiter ruled.

So one pair of transits brings communications (Mercury), and the next one expands upon the energies (Jupiter rules expansion) ~ until 121 years later Venus begins the cycle again.

Venus retrograde conjuncts Sun (and Mercury) – right off we are dealing with communication (Mercury / Gemini) of solar (Sun) and harmonic (Venus) principles.
(I am counting Mercury as conjunct through transference of light, 15 degree orb for luminary, plus is occurring in Gemini which Mercury rules – is strong here)
THINKING and SPEAKING of our WILL, and what we HAVE and how we BALANCE. Conjunctions are power operating and we have communication of creative balance front and center.

Mercury rules the right cerebral hemisphere : non-verbal communication, intuition, inclusive whole picture thinking.  Venus rules love, art and money – exchanges of all three in order to create balance between opposites.  Sun is willpower, our spiritual self manifest on the physical plane.
Sun Mercury and Venus Rx ALL trine Saturn Rx in Libra – light shone on finding (global, earth, Saturn 10th) balance – financial, love and physical / mental. (Internal shifts and external global shifts are in progress at this occultation.)

I am right brain strong, (Merc MC) so you will be getting a Piscean point of view from me.  (Plus I have a big Neptuner, this will always be the case here at GMAstro.)
Consider this…are you left brain strong ?  If so, then this aspect will mean your Mars (rules left brain) will be wanting to lead the square from Virgo.  Mars rules the language, logic, critical thinking, numbers and reasoning.

Notice I said Mars will Want  to lead…the trine Will lead.

That is Mercury (intuitive brain) trine the global tuning fork (Neptune is transpersonal and global) in Pisces (safe at home plate) conjunct the healer centaur, Chiron.  Sun is benefic, Venus is benefic and if we tune our Neptuner properly, I believe it will be a benefic as well.

Venus, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto are all retrograde during this transit.  That’s a shift towards the internal self, a re-invention and re-categorizing in order to create internal balance. On the menu this round is love, work, spiritual health and transformation.
Venus is a personal planet, Saturn a social planet, and Neptune and Pluto are transpersonal or generational planets.  The energies will be felt in that order, Venus first as it is personal…etc..

Mars in square to Venus signals a need to overcome obstacles to communication.  Virgo protects and serves the ‘little people’ in the corporate machinery. This aspect addresses the need for global equality and freedom of information. (Uranus in Aries)
Are we as a people being served by our elected or are we serving them ? Are you personally effectively serving yourself as well as others ?

Gemini multi-tasks but needs to have time to process the influx of information coming in and going out in order to be most effective.  Mars in Virgo square Gemini indicates a need for slow and steady (earth) acclimation to the intellectual and social environment (air).
Ninth house goes where the wind blows, ya know ?  Where is your higher head at ?  Envision your highest possible goal, our collective peak globally ~ then take action.
Video below shows the geometric orbit of Venus ~ sacred sky geometry.  The video further down has outer planetary orbits, check it out – very cool !


Seek moments of solitude – be alone with your thoughts.  Process first, then  formulate new plans of action.  This is true of the Uranus Pluto square – transformation and regeneration of direction and actions over and over in order to break down barriers.

Blade upon whetstone.  Headbutt a stonewall.
Shake it off, re-envision and re-apply force.
Revolutionary solutions in progress ~

Virgos see the details of any problem and get to work. Sort, purge, fix and make things more efficient. Virgo Mars in trine to Moon conjunct Pluto Rx in Capricorn is an aspect of our feelings publicly and personally.  We are actively seeking inner transformation of structure and foundations both personally and globally.

Aries Uranus square Pluto Rx Capricorn is brain-storming 24/7.
Aries rules the brain.  Pluto Rx in Capricorn seeks metamorphosis.

How solid and workable are the solutions long-term ?  Who has the authority and are they (you) USE -ing it properly ? Likely not, for Uranus squares Moon and Pluto from Aries and that signals change to public and personal moods (Moon).  Mars in trine outlines progress in matters of public (and personal) health and renovation, as does sextile to Neptune Rx the planet of healing and spiritual intelligence.

Sun, Venus and Mercury in Gemini trine Saturn retrograde in Libra indicates long-term solutions to finding balance personally and globally is on the table  – up for discussion.  How are our assets and worth judged – are they being judged fairly ?

Gemini will ferret out the answers, they always do.  Geminis are flexible – mentally dexterous, and clever. They generate ideas by thinking, talking and exchanging via language. They are born to pop out ideas right and left then move on to the next one.

So be aware we will (globally and personally) be sending and receiving a great deal of insightful (Sun) information at the time of this occultation.
Be alert, where the mind goes, the actions will follow !



There is a strong healing vibe in the air for this occultation of Venus.
Capricorn Moon Pluto conjunction sextile Neptune and Chiron in Pisces.

Pluto conjunct Moon by nature is an aspect of dragging up the depths for scrutiny and it signifies struggle with feelings (both public and personal) that will bring metamorphosis in status, responsibility and ambitions.  While in sextile to the healer planets it is an opportunity to find emotional relief by thinking and vibrating to the higher spiritual realms.  Think globally (Pisces is all inclusive) regarding communication and the highest forms of love and peace.

North Node of Destiny is sextile Mid Heaven.
That’s the peak experience~ the pinnacle ~ the flag raised on the summit of the world.
What is our global flag ?  BIG hint: chickenfoot !

North Node of Destiny is in Sagittarius with a strong influx of Piscean energies, meaning love and acceptance for humanity, and the exploratory urge to promote spiritual growth in all directions everywhere to infinity and beyond.  Now that IS a buzz, lol !

Sagittarians don’t want to read or think (Gemini South Node) about travel – they need to do it and SEE it for themselves.  We will be reading our maps, plotting our course and getting behind the driver’s seat for this occultation ~>

Where are we headed…?
I know where I want to go…!

om mani padme hum~

light bringer

photo: Detlef Koschny Venus transit Sun 2004

Venus trivia for stargazers:

The ancient name for Venus was ‘Lucifer’, which means ‘light bringer’, from lucem ferre.
  Venus was once thought to be two different stars, the evening star (Vesper) and the morning star (Lucifer).  The orbit of Venus forms a pentagram – click on the metaphysics of the Occultation link below for the video – it’s way cool !

Venus takes 243 Earth days to rotate on its axis – it rotates backwards – or retrograde, meaning on Venus the sun would rise in the west and set in the east.

The only planets known to have lightning are Venus, Earth, Saturn and Jupiter.  Venus is the only of these that has lightning, yet no water – instead lightning comes from clouds of sulfuric acid. The atmosphere of Venus absorbs all blue and ultraviolet wavelengths, which makes it a greenhouse planet. The surface of Venus is hot enough to melt lead at 870 degrees Farenheit : 465 degrees Celsius.  Winds on Venus travel roughly 224 miles (360 kilometers) per hour.

On June 5, 2012 USA, Venus will pass between the Earth and the Sun.
This is called the Occultation of Venus.  There have been all of 53 transits of Venus across the sun between 2000 B.C. and the last one in 2004. (NASA)

If you want the metaphysics, click here: Occultation of Venus .


If you’re in the western Pacific, eastern Asia and eastern Australia, you’ll get a great view of the entire event. North and Central America, and northern South America get the beginning of the transit (on June 5), but the sun will set before the event ends. Conversely, Europeans, as well as those watching in western and central Asia, eastern Africa and western Australia will get a glimpse at the tail end. (NASA)

Click here for the Live webcast via NASA. On June 5, 2012 USA.
I suggest you tune in – this will not happen again in our lifetimes !
The next one is in 2117.

I also found this great read, that explores the history of Venus occultations…
you may also like:
Cycles of the Heart
June 8, 2004 & June 5-6, 2012  By Nick Anthony Fiorenza

peace out peeps~

Draw the stroke

Full Scorpio Super Moon
shadow of the sacred Oak tree

Beware the oak, it draws the stroke
<~ lightning ~>

Oak is a sacred tree of Truth.

Zeus, Jupiter, Dagda, Perun and Thor

gods of rain, thunder and lightning

rule the oak

as do the goddesses
Diana, Rhea, Egeria, Aria

  The word Druid comes from the welsh word derwydd
which means

The mighty Oak symbolizes
strength, endurance and triumph.

Acorns are used to
mental, emotional, physical and spiritual

They are also used to ease pain.

Bless an acorn under this full moon
carry it and the spell will
draw fruition of creative endeavors
into your life.
The oak reaching great heights
also has deep roots
it symbolizes natural law that bridges
heaven, earth, and the underworld.

Quercus (Oak) is asteroid 8643
Read this asteroid for qualities of strength and endurance.
It is also your bridge between worlds.

Moon goddess Diana is asteroid 78
Read this asteroid as your sacred (oak) forest.
Where you hunt and are on target.
It is where your instincts are true.

It is your lunar protection for when you give birth.
Blessed be ~

jellyfish kundalini

Atlantis – Kay Dean

Neptune rules Atlantis hidden under the sea.

Neptune rules ambushes, sneaking, bribes, bars, your shower.
(I have a vision board shower – laminated Machu Picchu and Rapa Nui are hanging there.  My Neptunian transporter room, ya dig ?)

Neptune rules aliens, ambushes, bliss, cameras, chakras, comas, dance, dew, bubbles.  Tip: ALWAYS blow bubbles in the dew or mist, trust me. try it !

Neptune rules diseases that are hard to diagnose, (<~can testify to that) drowning, string instruments, film, fortune telling and divination, geysers, harems, hashish, holy water, hypnotism, jellyfish, kundalini, liars, LSD, migration, nets, oil, osmosis, paradise and the penitentiary as well as pseudonyms.
Can be high holy or low locked.  Hollyweird.

Neptune rules the pineal gland, romance, sea, seances, sirens singing you a shipwreck, swamps, telepathy, toupees (!), utopia, vapors, visions and voodoo, waterfalls, yeast and yogis.
 My ex made the best bread- the yeasties loved him Neptune in the 1st opp moon

For those curious …Yes… Neptune has rings.

This Voyager image shows the three main arcs in Neptune’s Adams Ring.
The Liberty arc is near the lower edge of the image, followed by Equality and Fraternity above it.  A fourth, fainter arc, called Courage, would be just ahead of Liberty.

For More info, head over to
Trivia: The symbol for Neptune (trident) in both the French and the British system of hobo signs means here they give you food if you work

One spin around the Sun here.

cya stargazers
keep looking UP !

Watcher of the North


RegulusMars. Algieba. Regulus. Moon.

my yard, 9:44pm 03.06.12 click to enlarge

Regulus 28 degrees Leo: The Lion’s Heart
One of the Four Royal Stars of the Persians in 3,000 B.C., when, as Watcher of the North it marked the summer solstice.  Also called, “The Star of Kings”.

Influence: Mars and Jupiter (Ptolemy)
Also likened to Sun in good aspect to Uranus (Alvidas)
Archangel Raphael, Divine Healer, angel of Providence that watches over all humanity.

Conjunctions to Regulus (tight orb) 1- 2 degrees brings:
High and lofty ideals, strength of spirit, generosity, astrological ability. Capacity for leadership, honor, a hunger for power, a high – spirited and independent temperament, with a possible fall from a high position of grace when power is misused.

Astrological significance of the Fixed Star Regulus
References: [Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923].
Keep in mind, ye olde skool astro can be a bit tweaked toward doom/gloom.  Instead, just think operate high qi to get best results !

If angular, rising or culminating: Public honor and credit, good fortune and riches, military success or high office.  With Sun, Moon or Jupiter, great honor and fortune.

With Sun: Power, authority, influence with friends, honor and riches. Low qi: violence, trouble, disgrace and ruin, benefits fleeting.

With Moon: Occult interests, powerful friends, gain by speculation, public prominence.  Makes women high-spirited and independent.  Low qi: Violence, trouble and sickness.

With Mercury: Honorable, just, popular, gain through high position.  Low: Generosity abused by opponents.

With Venus:  Unexpected happenings, love affairs, attachments.  Low: Violence and disappointments through same. 

With Mars: Honor, fame, strong character, public prominence, high military command.

With Jupiter: Fame, high promotion, especially of a military nature, success in the church.

With Saturn: Just, friends among clergy, success in church or law, scholarly, wealth, proud of home and family, good health.  Low qi: Heart trouble at end of life.

With Uranus: Energetic, ambitious, successful, high official position.  Gain through speculation and companies, favorable for marriage.  Low qi: Pandering to aristocrats, sorrow through disappointing offspring, friends become enemies in old age, seclusion, violent death.

With Neptune:  Prominent leader, law-giver, diplomatic, strong character, control over others, influential friends, few if any enemies, domestic harmony, death in old age.

With Pluto: [interp: Gneiss Moon] Gain through struggle, powerful and influential friends as well as sexual partners, gain through organized metaphysics, paranormal research, science, spycraft.  Low qi: Dominated by enemies, abuse, fall from high position.

Regulus entered the sign of Leo in 156 BC.
Regulus enters the sign Virgo in 2012 AD.

The fixed star of Regulus ~ the healers star  enters the sign of health, work and service for others, the feminine sign of analyzation, self- improvement and healing this year.

Neptune ~ the planet of spiritual healing swam home into Pisces this year.

Diggin’ that, ohh yeah…
*mischief managed*
~> snap <~


Elemental & Energetic

My energy has tanked the last few days – Mars & Pluto activation, etc.. soOo I finally took a night to mummy up in soft fuzzy blankets, lay around with my kitties and read ~ utter bliss !
Finally finished
The Key (click).  It was a fabulous read with unique spiritual and environmental perspectives.  I marked a couple of things to share.  (You might want to read my previous entry to get up to speed on the book. The direct link to buy it is at the top of that post.)

This first bit refers to the precession and the ages of man. 

Whitley: So how are we to approach God ? What is the nature of this infinite being that resides in every grain of sand ?

The Master of the Key: When you say God, you think of somebody outside of yourself.  You think as the age of worship thinks.  Over the last age, that of Pisces, the elemental body was changed by this process of worship.  It is not the same as it was two thousand years ago.  Now the receptacle is larger.  Now each of you can contain all of the universe.  That was not true then.  Now this is a species of sacred beings.  But you are babies, still ignorant of your powers.  The last age was the age of the external God.

This is the age of God within.

Whitley: What is real religion ?

The Master of the Key: From outside of time, man’s effort to know God appears as a single form, a work of art that has evolved across history.  You have created it in three phases.  The first is negative, the age of sacrifice.  This is why the Old Testament God is so terrible.  The moment that God tells Abraham not to kill Isaac is a record of one of the most sacred of all human moments, for it sets the stage for the next age.

The second age is positive, the age of worship.  This is why the God of the New Testament is full of compassion.

Your present age is when man and God become one.  You find in yourself Christ, Buddha, Allah, Krishna.  In this age, the elemental body has evolved to the point that it has the potential to reflect divine ecstasy.

Interesting, yes ?
Neptune into Pisces is up next…  

Whitley: What is heaven ?

The Master of the Key: Music.

Whitley: Are you being facetious ?

The Master of the Key:  Heaven is a state of being that intensifies the spin of every electron in the body.  It is a music that begins in the root of being.

Now check this bit which is so Uranus square Pluto~

Whitley: Why does a process of extinction cause intelligence ?

The Master of the KeyEvolution is pressure.  Pressure causes struggle.  Creatures struggling not to be destroyed evolve adaptations.

earlier in the text:
The Master of the Key: The purpose of meditation is two – fold.  It is to organize the energetic body so that it will not lose its integrity after it can no longer depend upon the structure of the elemental body for its form.

Cosmic Neptunian reading, yes ?  It is a book filled with thought – provoking conversation, definitely worth a look.
Be aware The Master of the Key speaks of us ‘choking on our own garbage’ and the ‘evil of secrets’ perpetuated by those who are the control behind  government officials.  If you are looking for sunshine and rainbows, some of this book isn’t for you.

I do find it interesting that The Master of the Key mentions being thankful for the shadow for it is the teacher.  God is everything – All One.  Evil is NOT the way, but it shows the way.  Darkness is what the Master of the Key calls the ‘compassion of God’, its very existence reveals the light.
Sounds like a weird concept until you think of  Yin yang.

There is no bad karma – all karma is good karma, for even the ‘bad’ karma has worth, for it is the teacher – the enlightener.

The elemental world may only find communion with the energetic world by releasing fear.  It is fear we must transcend.

Oppositions and squares in the natal chart are what cause us to grow.  They push and pull us – forcing us into action.
The same can be said of conflict between two charts. Challenging synastry with another who pushes our buttons will force change.  In order to relieve the difficult aspects, the internal (square) or external (opposition) stress, we create solutions, we compromise, we find balance – we evolve.
We love.

The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards, Colette Baron – Reid

Card energies to bring benevolent highest good for all readers, the Key wrap – up ~

42  Wide Open:
Expand your horizons beyond what you believe to be your limitations.  Express yourself and your unique viewpoint.  Re-train your brain. Possibilities are rich and infinite – manifest !

11 Balancing Act (Spirit Card):
Choose harmony over discord, and success will be yours ~


Ps.  The book I am reading now is even groOovier – The Source Field. !!
It takes All One to a whole new level ~ love it !

More on that later…

Free the goal

3-day Solar-Geophysical Forecast issued Jan 21 22:00 UTC

Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be low through the period
(22 – 24 January) with a chance for an isolated M-class flare.

M-class flares are medium-sized; they can cause brief radio blackouts that affect Earth’s polar regions. Minor radiation storms sometimes follow an M-class flare.

Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at mostly quiet levels until late on day 1 (22 January).
Activity is forecast to increase to unsettled to active levels at around 22/1800Z and continue into day 2 (23 January) due to the expected arrival of the halo-CME observed on 19 January.
There will also be a chance for minor storm levels during the CME passage.

Field activity is expected to decrease to quiet to unsettled levels on day 3 (24 January) as Coronal Mass Ejection effects subside.  A coronal mass ejection (CME) is a massive burst of solar wind, other light isotope plasma, and magnetic fields rising above the solar corona or being released into space
Please note : some sensitive to solar activity may be more likely to have seizures, dizziness, or disrupted sleep during heightened solar geomagnetic storms.

Please note: I am not saying you will, just watch how things feel for you, and be aware – lots of energies are shifting in the sky now ~

While docked and onboard the International Space Station  on March 21st 2008, an STS-123 Endeavour crewmember, looking northward across the Gulf of Alaska, captured the glowing green beauty of the Aurora Borealis over the Earth.
This CME will arrive with the New Moon in Aquarius, which rules magnetics.  New Moons are when the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun.

Deep Dark Moon vibes will be getting extra powered juice from the Electro-magnetic waves, dark places will be zapped with a bit of an unusual light, something surprising.

Sun, Moon and Mercury will be trining Mars during the luminary line-up so draw back your bows people, aim true.  Focus on what you will magnetically draw to yourself between now and the Full Moon in Leo to come.

Space Weather Now has more here.

More of my posts on electro-magnetics here.


sweet days

Tonight’s moon: Pisces waxing cresent 21%
Moon conjunct Chiron separating conjunction Neptune
~ all trine Saturn; all sextile Jupiter, all sextile Sun / Pluto conjunction.

Mercury is quintile Neptune.  * bing ! *
genius mystical ting-a-ling in the noggin’ ~

These are aspects of high-flying imagination with a chance of mega mystical insights (sextile Jupiter) that are rooted firmly in the past and manifesting in the present.
Shine your light, access your vast inner powers.
Create your changes & build your bridges, folks !

Time for ye olde weather lore.
Saturn rules ye olde; Mercury weather forecasts, Neptune rain.
Weather fronts typically move from west to the east.
 At sunrise/set the sun shines through the clouded atmosphere at a low angle; the shorter wavelengths are scattered (greens, blues, violets) so the sunlight appears very red.

I took this photo at sunset facing W/SW.
 It is tilted because the moon was very high in the sky at dusk.


In North America:
Red sky at night, sailor’s delight,
Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.

In the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland:
Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight,
Red sky in morning, shepherd’s warning.

In Denmark/Norway:
Morgenrøde gir dage bløde.   Morning red gives wet days
Kveldsrøde gir dage søde.       Evening red gives sweet days

Matthew 16:2-3
Jesus answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times ?


Sungrazer Lovejoy

Comet Lovejoy From Space Station

Credit: NASA
International Space Station Commander Dan Burbank captured spectacular imagery of Comet Lovejoy from about 240 miles above the Earth’s horizon on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011.

Spectacular !

Saturn rules ice, dust ; Neptune gas (comet contents) and escapes !

more pics at Space.com click here