magicks in the air

Enchanted Map Tarot

Quickie reading for Mercury and Uranus retrograde
Octaves of communication
Intention: insight and positive direction

Coming to life: Mercury Rx
Shedding old skins, growth, new life to old dreams
manifestation – show up to your own life

Wizard of Awareness: Uranus Rx
Neutral observation of life: outer and inner
 step back observe from a distance
‘wear the world as a loose garment’
It’s ALL good.

Spirit Card: Magical Shape Shifter
pay attention to those who cross your path today
they are here to help and aid you in your
spiritual journey
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blessed be
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brainwaveshadowscapes

Quickie reading using Shadowscapes Tarot – illustrations by Stephanie Pui Mun-Law.
 Intention being clarity for all my readers re: recent retrogrades.
 Keep in mind retrogrades are internal insights.

Uranus in Aries on the left: positive sparks; passionate eureka brainwaves
Mercury in Leo on the right: tranquil inspirations; creative mental pathways empowered
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Spirit card is 4 swords (not pictured) indicates mental meditations as both octaves of communication turn inward.
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I can’t leave without mentioning Stephanie’s zodiac illustrations

Here is her gorgeous Aries image…

Click here for all zodiac signs and prints of each, and tarot images as well.

I’ll pop in a pic of my personal requested card image.
My one word cue: vibrations
Stephanie drew this for me…

I love it !
Is very Scorp Neptune in 11th, yes ?
peace + positive rx everyone
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mined; treasure mind

Soulcards 2 Deborah Koff-Chapin

One card reading with the intent that the image drawn will stimulate us all to move into our highest purpose, and create the most benevolent outcome for all earthkind.

Question: What treasure mined from the depths of Gibbous Moon in Scorpio will be  highlighted as Sagittarius Moon moves to conjunct North Node ? 

Let the image speak to you.
Then you will have your answer…

namaste
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Mermaid, interrupted.

Moon in Leo trine Uranus in Aries.  Sun in Cancer.
aka: Get creative with the mood swings, bob and weave. 

Uranus in gung ho to go Aries is focal point of a T-Square with touchie – feelie Cancer Sun and rigid Capricorn Pluto.  Mercury advances to late Cancer and is awash with angsty mental gymnastics as we hash out Venus and Saturn retro.

Be cranky or be creative ? ! ?
 Libra serves up prime grade A choice once again.  Sun trines Saturn Rx while it opposes Pluto in Cap – no the work is not perfect, just show up and do it anyway, let the chips fall where they may.  Mars in Virgo trines Jupiter in Gemini – keep the dialogue moving and open < ~ > the road is hot !

~ seriously ~ who out there has been able to concentrate lately…?!
Anyone .. ?
My brain pan is snapping, fired up and popping !  No cohesion, just can’t bring it lately (no I am not fishing) my thoughts are scattered and I am feeling the pressure.

Venus Rx steps up to the plate to quincunx Pluto Rx in Cap.  Oy.  Adjustment – always a fun one, growing pains all over the shop : adaptation, improvisation with the past loves and creative juices morphing into our future. Not going fast enough is it…?  (Pluto squares Uranus after all.)   Hang tough.

Are we all getting our messages from the past yet ?  (South Node dovetailing between Venus and Jupes in Gem)

I got mine twice over, nice.  A couple of sweet little biscuits delivered straight to my heart in the middle of the minefield (yes, Venus and Jupiter rule sweet things) to help keep some hope alive. bless xo

Delusion is so last week – now Sunlight shines on Neptuner Rx and that is bringing the insightful goodies, thank the goddess !  It is about time.  May blessings be with you and your insights as well.


Rough week here.  Got in a fight at work today – was actually yelling.
Return of Tentacle Dude, sheesh the fuqers grow BACK.

I need that hermit job, stat !  Where do I sign up ?. lol

Seriously, though – the square tightens – do not engage.
Protections in place.
Lock & Load.

Delusional dilemmas are often so brilliantly deciphered in a sharp one card reading.
Here is mine from the Fairy Ring TarotI actually did a whole spread, but the first card told me all I needed to know right off the bat.

Venus Rx + Neptune Rx.

I have been giving all my head space to Uranus Pluto since they conjunct Sun in my natal, then the universe steps in …pssst… Neptune is your biggie, ya know, and Venus is squashed between the other 2 in progs.  Venus and Neptune don’t vibe well in my natal either, and the screws are turning. 

Neptune and Venus Retro are squaring up now, for all of us.  Luckily they do so in mutables, so we can adapt and change easier.  Venus is nearing Jupes by retrograde as well, and that is beneficial if not more than a little scattered in Gemini. 

Heads up for your messages from the past…just remember Venus stations direct at 7 degrees on the 27th – don’t expect real clarity  until it is out of shadow at 24 degrees of Gemini.

namaste ~
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Stone in pic: mook jasper – increases the capacity to feel electro- mag earth energy & use it for personal power and strength.  assists in ‘knowing’ the right direction to take.

Lady Luck

Hello everyone
 Fabulous question was posed by my friend, Donnaleigh.  Ask your  deck “Why do I work with tarot?” … and draw a card to see what tarot sees in that question for you…

The above was my answer. 
Spirit card looks like a Cap rising, Virgo Sun all right, worrying all over. sheesh.

How fun the card I drew, I love it !
Wheel !  of. Fortune !  
 Big bucks, NO Whammies ! 
(Yes, I know that’s a different game show, but you get the idea.)

I always say reading tarot is like dialing in for the cosmic time and temperature.
I would call time & temp all the time when I was younger, that and Dial-a-story…

Temperature changes are 3rd house (natural Gemini house) where my chart ruler, Saturn Rx lives.  Mars rules HIGH temps and Saturn rules LOW temps.  In my chart they are trine one another, (Saturn Rx 3rd – Mars 11) so ya know, a girl obviously needs to know  the time and temp – frequently.  lol

Wheel of Fortune is a card of polarities and changes too.
Good times, bad times and all the shades of daylight and dark in-between.

It speaks of the natal wheel as well, birth and transits, progressions, etc…at this stage we are 1/2 way through the major arcana.
The fool has acquired knowledge of all the cards before and is mutating, evolving and seeking elevation in the world (21, The World, the last Major).

The Wheel points to the fickle finger of fate, Lady Luck or Lord of Loss – it represents the decay and eventual descent of the body – in delicate balance with – the growth and rising of the spirit.

The only constant is change.

Time.
Cycles.

The Wheel.

… What card will you pull from your deck… ?   Do tell !

namaste~
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Double Blessings

Titania’s Fortune Cards

Hi all
A quickie TWIN : NIWT reading for the globe in anticipation for what is in store for us globally as Jupiter moves into Gemini.  As always, my readings are done with the intent it will bring the highest good, the most benevolent outcome for all my readers, whenever it is read by you.

I am reading these from a global perspective, as that is how I framed the question:

Fox:  Sly, cunning. the enigma.  Possible duplicity, trickster energies at work and play.
Whip: Strife, tension and quarrelling caused by the former card.
Spirit card: Key: Success and overcoming obstacles, revelations bring ideas, solutions.
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Welcome to Pluto in Capricorn square Uranus in Aries times.  Globally, we have been duped – big corporations pillage the Earth, lie to consumers, deal dirty under that table with rockstar politicos all for profit.  Globally, we the people want better solutions, alternative cleaner sources of energy, poisons out of our products, and more productive smaller marketplaces rather than big corp box stores.

Solution is to work together, to individually and globally be cunning in the global marketplace – shop smarter, vote wiser, conserve energy and resources, help stop the use of (disposables that are NOT disposable) plastics and poisons, while we protect our sources of fresh water and encourage free trade for local economies.  Wise use of media outlets via social networks to spread news of global events in a grassroots movement led by the people, for the people without big business bias.

Spirit card indicates that globally we are the key.  When we en masse decide to peacefully initiate change and be the wave of the future, spiritual guidance is behind us and beside us, guiding us to overcome obstacles in order to create a better, more balanced future.
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Today at 12:23pm, CST, USA Jupiter leaves Taurus, moves into Gemini where it will join Venus Rx (which stations direct at 7 degrees on the 27th of June, 10:07am, CST, USA) and Sun and South Node.

June 23 – Uranus square Pluto exact 10:19pm, CST, USA.

Expect something surprising to be revealed regarding a past love near the 25th, as South Node dovetails between Venus and Jupiter while they sextile Mercury and Uranus and trine Moon and Mars (also sextile Mercury).  Moon is quintile North Node nearing midnight on that day, this surprising news will reveal new paths of destiny.

May Jupiter into Gemini bring us all many blessings !
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 Also, I would like to thank all my readers old and new, that have been showing up and reading here at GMA.  As Jupiter entered Taurus one year ago, I began writing here in earnest.  This effort turned into more than I bargained for in the beginning, but it has been incredibly rewarding, and I am happier for it.  I have met some really great new friends and learned so much just by showing up and giving it a go.  I thank you.

Yes, readings are coming as soon as possible, I am working on fleshing out the bones here, (I’m a Cap rising  with a Virgo stellium, ya know, lol) so I can concentrate fully on readings when that time comes.  Post on 3/9th houses coming over lunch or tonight.

namaste~
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Thought Bubbles

I take photos of my tarot readings and tarot spreads like foodies take pictures of their meals.

I have books on layouts, but I have always created my own spreads to custom fit my needs. The Divenusian at work, you might say.

If I want a specific answer, I ask a specific question.

Framing the question in detail is critical for the very best results.   The Macro universe aligns with our Micro universe through our thoughts and intent.

The vibrational field surrounding the querent in turn manifests in seemingly random archetypal images that appear as I turn over the cards.

Through our focus, our intent, we become the Divining Rod which draws the cosmos into manifestation on earth.

When I begin doing readings, I will ask for specific questions from clients beforehand and I will custom build a spread designed to fit your needs. 

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While I am bending your ear/ brain on the Macro and Micro….

This is for those who feel shut out, lonely, without friends or hope.

Please reframe your concepts of alone.

Each cell in your body lives, breathes and follows a form and a function as a tiny part of a team unit.  Think about it – You are truly Master of Your Own Universe. 

The universe of you.
Your personal micro cosmos.
Your multitude of friends.

Acknowledge them  !   Name them !
Work to vibrate the highest possible vibration for your team.
How to do this…?

Think…what do you let in your head, your ears, your mind, your mouth ?
Be judicious.   Choose what you let in and out your door.
Mold your moods ::: do not let them mold you. 

Our emotional, spiritual, physical and etheric bodies are both sending and receiving stimuli 24/7.  Much of the information we send and receive is done subconsciously.

Be aware of negativity – acknowledge it ::: transform it ::: release it ::: be vigilant !
Anger, fear and aggression lead to the dark side.

Be kind to yourself.  

Establish a new energetic connection with the millions of cells inside your skin.
Work together.  What will you say to them … ?
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Lastly, the astro community is on Uranus – Pluto squares like a house on fire - yet, strangely, I have not read one mention of how this will change our world.

Astrology and astrologers are ruled by Uranus !

This is a time of massive breakdowns of old school astro foundations – we are riding the waves of changes in our chosen field of study ! 

Are the old rules being bent and twisted to fit the new radicals visionary path ?

Who are the new pioneers, and what is the vision of modern – day boho astrologers ? 

Clever shiny astro inventions and new sideways of thinking  about our earth and skies are KEEN to POP UP !

Brilliant paradigm shifts are HERE & NOW. 

I would love to hear your thoughts on this, astro fiends and friends ~
Let’s chat !

peace out
The Divenusian

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Tardis Tarot

Reading Theresa Reed’s recent post kickstarted me into doing this reading. She did a reading for herself asking : ‘what advice will I need and appreciate in the future ?’.

Some of you regulars may already know: I see and often experience time as fluid, meaning the past/future/past occur simultaneously.  It’s a bit complex to be sure, but strangely enough, it also makes perfect sense, it feels right – time is woven, it warps and wefts – similar to prismatic colors of changing light, a bit of tweaking can change the time vibrations.  …far out huh..?  chew on it awhile while I tell you about the reading..

So with that time tinkering in mind…‘I asked our collective future selves what we collectively, globally would need to know to make it through the coming 7 exact Uranus Pluto squares season ?‘  Of course, the intent of this reading is clarity and the highest global good of all Earthkind.

This is the Robin Wood deck, by the way – my preferred for readings, my ‘go to deck’.
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9 Swords:  (yang- outgoing, expressive)
Obviously, collectively we will be tense, worried and there is stress.  I am a Dune freak, so this is my * Fear is the Mind-killer card. *see below  Don’t allow the fear needle to to get stuck in a worn out groove.  Swords are thoughts, but think also knives to prune and keep thoughts to a necessary functioning level.  Adaptation, improvisation is word UP !
Fall down, problem-solve, keep your eye on the prize, get right back up.
Repeat.
Think Morpheus, we are awakening from a collective illusionary dream of unlimited resources only to realize our world is in dire straits from greed and tyranny run rampant.  The age of global communication has arrived in force & it is the catalyst here.  Now we KNOW.  This woman thinks about balance and knows what is necessary.

Q Wands: (yang- outgoing, expressive)
 Feminine fire energy is waxing ~ the confident gung-ho to go – getters, pro-active, engaged in all forms of life, creative and playful with an enthusiasm to lead.  These energies will be found in the coming years. This queen is sparking off new ideas every which way – she is versatile, vivacious and independent, inspiring others to take the reins in their lives and be creative as well.  Hers is an energy to emulate: be social, creative, friendly, generous and champion your supporters.  She is the queen of hearth and home, she has the energy, the will and sees the directions to employ for success.

Page Pents: (yin- passive, introspective)
Messenger of Manifestation pulling up to the station ~  this guy is earth of earth, the learner, the student the bookworm and the builder – he is the need for hard work with the promise of reward for labors forthcoming.  This is a message of persistence and having the practical skills in your chosen field.  The groundwork, the grunt work, the legwork that builds success through experience, ethics and ambition.  These series of Uranus Pluto transits will try us and change us, but we must employ patience and take care of our physical selves and the Earth we are standing on.   He has analyzation skills to use – work them to your favor.

This card, most importantly is where ideas and passion hit the ground. 
This is crucial – have the first two cards operating in top form, so when manifestation of the intellect and passions become reality on the physical plane the creations are healthy for all of us.
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Spirit card, the crux of the question: 5 Pents: (yin, passive, introspective)
Obviously we enter into this time with a loss of faith and hope in the powers that lead the world financially.  We are worried that our lives and the lives of those around us will be filled with loss, troubles, financial strain, poor health and sorrow.  Globally wildlife is threatened, our waters are choked with oil and plastics, and a change needs to come.
We are a soul-searching world, dissatisfied with the corruption passing for leadership.
Capricorn is fearful of change – Pluto delivers metamorphosis.  Count on it.
Coach yourself to conquer the fear of change, think, speak and walk your best talk.

What to remember is 5 is a number of change, and the only constant in life is change.
There are two people here, if they huddled together, they would be warmer and feel less alone in their dire straits. They each have a friend, there is life, there is hope. The only way we will succeed personally and globally is all for one, one for all.  Light a candle rather than curse the darkness.

We are a teeming mass of people with an opportunity to be a teaming mass of people. 

Ya dig ?
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DUNE
Bene Gesserit Litany against fear:

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

peace out peeps~
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Field of Dreams

Titania’s Fortune Cards

Playing around with the idea of 1 card reading.  Distilled, concise.
Card on left represents Gemini energies surrounding us, card on right is the message from spirit at the bottom of the deck.  The crux of the sitch.  Intention: to direct us all towards the most benevolent outcome.

Rider - Good news on the way, stagnant situations stirred up, a lucky card.
Foxneutral card; a call for being enigmatic, sly and cunning

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Stone in carved wooden hand is Azurite.
Azurite is a copper carbonate mineral, monoclinic, often found in botryoidal forms.  It carries the frequency of the Ajna chakra (third eye).  Azurite increases intuition, insight, psychic awareness and dream visions.  It assists with the assimilation and retention of new information, deriving the truth behind hidden motives of ego – based actions.  Increases objectivity and integration of mental and spiritual energies
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Now for the astro…

Gemini Venus Rx trine Saturn Rx in (Venus -ruled) Libra both trine Neptune in Pisces….shhhh…it’s a secret….keep it close to the vest, whatever you are thinking, doing or thinking of doing.  Let it percolate, simmer and stew awhile.

This Venus retrograde harkens back to the year 2004 echoes of that time will resurface during this Venus retrograde period.  

It occurs to me ~ Mercury and Saturn (eardrum, bones) rule hearing.
Venus Rx in (Mercury ruled) Gem, trine Saturn Rx in (Mercury ruled) Virgo trine Neptune.

Echoes, or reverb (Mercury + Neptune) of Venusian sounds from 2004. 

Good thing we have solid earth coming up to bat – foggy, Neptunian woo woo is all over the playing field.  Anytime now I expect Shoeless Joe will be popping out of the cornfield of dreams, lol.  What up Joe ?  Up for some Pitch & catch ?

Chiron opposite Mars in Virgo…healing from the past - soOo Field of Dreams.

I used to live in Iowa, meditated with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogis, saw the American Gothic house, ate Rosanne Barr’s loose meat burgers, saw the big cornfield in the sky.  It’s near the Ertl factory where my Star Trek Enterprise model ship came from, and if you head west on I-80 you’ll see the Big Boy sculptures – the whole family – on the north side of the road somewhere around Des Moines.  Iowans are so practical, they all  seem earth sign to me.  Excessively normal.  Grounded.  No muss, no fuss.  Speaking of which….

Sweet sensate Taurus Moon is coming up to form a grand trine with Mars in Virgo and Pluto Rx in Capricorn at 9 degrees.  Can you feel the earth energy growing ?
I do.

Primal dark moon energy full of quiet thoughts and rest.

Prepare for the eclipse moon.
Feed the senses moon.
Blessed, bliss out zen Toro moon.
A soft place to fall…

blessed be~
   xo
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savor sweet survivalists

Check out the cool Venus Retrograde bag I found yesterday ! 
Groovy yeah…?   It spoke to me.
 
Tumbling out of bag are blue fluorite, fossilized sand dollar, rhodocrosite.
Blue fluorite is a mental stimulator
Fossilized 5 pt. sand dollar is an emotional / physical manifestor of long-term change   
Rhodocrosite is an emotional healer

Three card reading using The Enchanted Map and Fallen Angel Oracle decks.
Intention is clarity on Venus Rx for all my readers, highest good of all.
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 Left card is lessons to be learned in Venus Rx.
Stuck in the Mud – slow down and savor… observe

Right card how the lessons will be implemented when Venus goes direct in late June.
Dry Desert – be open to change, conserve energy, adapt to survive.  Dig deep.

Middle card represents the angelic energies surrounding us during Venus retrograde.
Zepar – Earth, Venus: beware the shape-shifting glamorous seduction.
Caution: make sure the walk matches the talk.
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Venus Retrograde in Gemini means internal review of thoughts – regarding love, money, peace of mind, worth and values – involving self and others.
Strive for balanced thinking and processing during this time.

namaste~
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BAM !

One card spot tarot for my readers
highest good of all
BAM !

Garden grows ~ Money flows

I pitched in a bonus cookie
because


oooh !
*Ganesha was on the floor this morning*
the remover of obstacles

and every time that happens
BAM !
mischief managed.

good day all
xo
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…the opener…

The Book of Doors Divination Deck

Quick 3 card draw for clarity for all my readers, with the goal being insight to trigger the highest positive good of all. 

Card on the left – Scorpio Full Moon
Card on the right – Taurus Sun
Card below – the union of opposites between the two.  The Compromise.

Moon and Sun are in the Family of Duat
What is below is as that which is above.
“What is below” is the Duat, the darkest reflection of heaven and the site of death and dissolution.
::: It corresponds to the embalming process which is an alchemical ‘fixing’, (Scorpio and Taurus are fixed signs) and also the stomach (Moon rules) through fermentation and the digestive process.  The transformation of matter through decay. :::
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Scorpio Full Moon: 6 Amenta
Adventure into the unknown, the darkest part of the self.   Initiative, independence and self-reliance.  It is the sunset souls must pass through to reach the coming dawn at sunrise.  “The Hidden Place”, becoming familiar with the realm of the dead while still living, knowledge of the mysteries, vision quest.

Taurus Sun: 1 Sokar
The darkest part of the Duat, a time of testing, inertia and darkness.  The seed of a new life has been planted.  This dark night of the soul serves to bring orientation.  It is the omphalos, or navel (Venus rules) – akin to the Northern celestial hemisphere (the Nadir, or midnight in the natal- Moon rules).  It is a point symbolizing meridians and parallels, a point of nourishment between consecutive phases and different states of being.

The Union of Opposites

The Family of Fire
Aakhut: 1 Ptah
The act of creation !   The “Father / Mother of beginnings, the creator of the eggs of the Sun and the Moon”, the sculptor, the opener of doors.  Craftspeople, builders using the primordial sacred fire of living energy.  Materializing metaphysical principles with every sound and heartbeat. Celestial and terrestrial creation in accordance with the cosmic law. (Maat)


Last Card, bottom of the deck
Message from Spirit Realm (+bonus fortune !)
Rutilated Quartz is energetic, protective, weaves worlds together

The Eight Primordials
Tepi – Aui – Un 2: Nut (Night)

Powerful protection on the path to transcending previous limitations.  Being aware of our place of being in the vast cosmic seas.   I exist, I am vital.
Unity and the multiplication of form through dynamic energy, originally manifested as the Milky Way. ( Moon Moon and More Moon: Milky way, or via lactea means Milky Circle) The Mother Goddess, the beginning and the end – creation –  the resolution of all duality.
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SoOo the wrap-up:
Full Moon brings the ‘alchemical fixing’ of Scorpio and Taurus energies…
Stable, reliable Fixed signs build, finish and create.
They are the link between the gung-ho Cardinals and the fluctuating Mutables.

We are protected, nourished in our vision quest (Venus trine Saturn Rx in Libra) to find balance spiritually (Neptune trine Saturn Rx), and intellectually (Venus in Gemini trine Saturn Rx in Libra – both Air, or intellect) while we brainstorm our past and future actions on earth with others. (Mercury in Aries opposite Saturn Rx in Libra; Mars in Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces.)

namste~
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warp, weft & the whip

Hephaestus, God of Blacksmiths : violscraper

A client I just finished a reading for is, as she put it, ‘knee-deep’ into studying astrology now…I loOove it…saw it coming  when I read for her.
Strong Uranus placements – Uranus rules astrology and curiosity.

For those of you who don’t know much, and want to follow along, go over to astrodienst and enter your deets ~  it’s free ~ and trust me, you will learn much by following along and applying planetary energies and current transits to your own natal chart.


I have written of the Plutonian forge many times.  Hearth Forge & Hammer (click).
Fire and ice.
Heat, Hammer & Cool.
Repeat.
Pluto rules volcanoes; Uranus, volcanic eruptions.

These energies (Uranus and Pluto) are in square (obstacle, internal work, forced change) now with Pluto in Capricorn moving retrograde at 9 ’30 degrees; Uranus in Aries at 6 ’21 moving direct, the first exact square hit will be on June 24th.

You are feeling it in your chart…in your life.
I know you are ~ we all are under the same sky.

I keep seeing the Angel of Time, the reconciler.

Compromise.

Feet in two worlds – actually 3.
Water or emotional life, Earth or material world matters and the sigil is Fire of Spirit born unto earth matter.

Creation.
Time heals.
Blending and working the worlds into balance.

Heat, Hammer & Cool.
Repeat.

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Pluto is churning in Capricorn going retrograde; erupting and morphing the past, authority and work and career (Capricorn rules all these things).

Pluto will be doing the same in the opposite house, Cancer where Pluto demands compromise with another in your life.  Cancer rules home, family and gut instincts and feelings.

Pluto works out inner tension through a square to Libra – relationships, equality, art and beauty – how to find balance in life.

Pluto also squares Aries, the competitive self, instincts, early childhood – the I Want It NOW house !   The RAM is dragging Capricorn into the future and the RAM doesn’t look back.
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You may be wondering why I put Hephaestus, God of Blacksmiths (asteroid 2212) at the top of the page, yet I haven’t mentioned him yet.  This is the cool weird thing about astrology folks…the planets really do give all the info you need, but the asteroids flesh out the bones…love that !

Hephaestus is the god of blacksmithing ~ the volcanic fires of the forge.

He was born lame and crippled into Olympus, rejected and cast out by his mother Hera. Rescued by sea nymphs, he grew to be a cunning craftsman.  Despite his ejection from Mount Olympus, Hephaestus crafted many objects for the gods such as thunderbolts for Zeus, arrows for Apollo and a shield for Athena.  He was the only Olympian said to have returned to Olympus after being exiled.

The asteroid Hephaestus will signal forgiveness, craft, cunning and skill in your natal chart.  It is the place where you blaze a trail and rise to create your destiny – despite rejection – despite emotional and physical difficulties.

It is where your life is forged, hammered and remade.

Look to what it aspects and see what the forge holds for you…
Conjunctions are power operating together, trines easy energy flow, squares inner battles, and oppositions indicate compromise with another.
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During the Occultation of Venus (click) Hephaestus will be at 6 ’15 Gemini, sextile Uranus and trine mid-heaven.
(Some only read conjunctions, but I like to read the astrological gumbo…)
During the first exact square of Uranus, Pluto – Hephaestus will be conjunct Venus.

These are forged objects from my home.  An old friend made them…the keychain I have carried since the day it was given to me.  Pluto, forging, craft and forgiveness are all major in my life – Pluto aspects both luminaries, Neptune most highly aspected.

Imagine my surprise when I saw my natal Hephaestus is not only quintile Venus, but it lives at 16 degrees Gemini, the exact degree of the upcoming Occultation of Venus.   
hmmm…fascinating…

Nae saian luume’.
Tessa ta ten’ amin.
Tenna’ san’…amin mela lle.

namaste~
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listening …

Curious Aquarian bird.
Mercury conjunct Uranus, quintile Venus
Brainstorming creative solutions is primo today

Sun opposite Saturn Rx.
Today is more work than play. Mars is eager to hit the ground running but is feeling the dregs of Neptune (opposite) dissolving the complete forward thrust just yet…

Sun is under Saturnian restriction.
Balance is key today.
Love art and money + creative solar principles are feeling the time squeeze, and are seeking balance. (Saturn Rx)

Today’s quickie tarot spread reveals the same:

Sun on left: Solar light dimmed, turned introspective
Saturn Rx on right: balance and reciprocation
spirit card bottom: Moderation, the angel of time.

namaste~
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Titania’s Fortune Cards

Picked these up from my local library at a book sale for 2 bucks.
I got a good deal judging by the link.
Anyway, love my library, love books, love sales and lately I’ve been lovin’ me some Mars.
One card draw.
For everyone – the Martian reading for fanatical freaks in a frenzy.
One.
Number of self, pioneers, leaders.
Being blunt.
These cards are great – BAM !
Ship comes in.
Garden grows.
It is just that easy.  Reminds me of Cypher.
All I see now is blonde, brunette, redhead.
cya
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