Homing IN

Red Fox Richard PetersRichard Peters

For two years, Professor Hynek Burda of the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany studied the hunting behavior of eighty-four wild red foxesHe discovered that the foxes have a higher success rate catching prey when their heads are oriented north.

He suggests that the fox tweaks its head position, using ear canals to ‘estimate the distance of its prey by moving forward until the sound source is in a fixed relationship to the magnetic field’.  Directional preference biology here.

Hunting was observed in different seasons, habitats, times of day and vegetation. Of 592 jumps observed, 72.5 percent of successful attacks were made when the foxes aligned themselves about 20 degrees off from magnetic north.  Attacks from other directions were mostly unsuccessful.

The study adds that grazing and resting cattle and deer prefer to orient their body axes in north – south direction.  This may be to provide constant directional reference, which helps to quickly synchronize movement of individuals in herds when danger strikes.

Fascinating ! 
I am a 9th house Virgo Sun/Uranus/Pluto, intrigued by polarities, solar magnetics, earth energies such as the Taos Hum etc..  Investigation of this natural directional preference phenomena is ongoing with me.

North is ruled by Cancer; South by Capricorn
Foxes are ruled by Mercury; Magnetics by Uranus

Mercury / Uranus are lower / higher octaves of one another, respectively.

I am Capricorn rising with Mercury at MC, Mars rising in Sagittarius quintile Uranus.  I have a great sense of direction, rarely get lost, naturally, inexplicably, ‘know’ where magnetic north is.
A friend of mine with Capricorn Moon opposite Cancer Mercury in poor aspect in the 11th has a terrible sense of direction, can’t even give directions to get to her house from work. 
Curious quirk when viewed through the lens of astrology, yes ?

From the first time I did reiki I chose / knew to orient myself North – South, with North at my back.  In my natal chart, Moon is (exalted) in Taurus in the North(west) quadrant acting as a fulcrum – opposite biggie Neptune in 11 & trine (Sun/Uranus) Pluto in 9.
Perhaps this is why I intuitively chose it as a position of starting strength. 

I have read many differing opinions regarding which direction to sit for heightened meditation, which direction provides more restful sleep, but I still choose North-South because it feels right to me.

fox
What is your take on homing in on directions / magnetics… any ideas ?
Notice any difference…?
C’mon…Moon is in Aquarius, pop me a fly ball outta left field !

peace
GMA

Saturn

Young John Lennon
Young John Lennon

I was stunned by the news I heard today. 
A friend told me, thankfully, so it wasn’t quite as weird as hearing it from somewhere else, but make no mistake - it weirded me right out, regardless.

This man has a family, he is not public property and it takes big balls to even make such an asinine request.  He is not here for the permission giving, now is he ?

My point, if Michael Jackson opted for cryogenics while he was alive, coherent and full tilt boogie on coming back intact in a bazillion scientifically advanced years, that is his business, he decided, and it is altogether different. (For the record, I don’t know what MJ personal biz re: funeral arrangements, is, was, or claim to in any way shape or form, however; I do know MJ had rights to a great part of the Beatles back catalogue, but you don’t want to get me started on that either, fair warning.)

I have a great deal of respect for Julian and his mother, Cynthia and this post is primarily for them, also for Sean.
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Pop you a bit of synastry while I am at it.
Wonder why I am seeing red ?  I did, so I looked at John’s chart again.

My Toro moon is exactly conjunct John’s Saturn/Jupiter conjunction in Toro.
Incidentally, my late father has Uranus Rx exact conjunct my Moon as well.
Moon is feelings
Saturn, teeth, past, father
Jupiter, ideals, philosophies
Uranus, weird surprises, the odd
So this tidbit about John really pitched my zen right out the window.

Remember I said it weirded me right out ?
John’s Toro Uranus is in exact trine to my Uranus in Virgo, which happens to be conjunct Sun and Pluto.
Sun is life.
Pluto is death, rebirth.

Is this science and who exactly is this healing ?
Kindly put the tooth back in the box and stfu.
Thank you.

Ok, rant over.
Now business head.
The natal chart can be read after death by looking at transits to natal energies.  We can see triggers that mean a biopic after death, a new release of archived material, or some weirdo waving a rotten tooth around.
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John Lennon transits
Transiting North Node of Destiny at 10 degrees Scorpio, Saturn at 6 degrees conjunct natal Mercury (youth, messages, flipsides, and children) in Scorpio at 8.  I have been going on and on about streamlining the past, clearing the dross, (Saturn) healing (in Scorpio) in regards to metamorphosis (Scorpio is life, death and rebirth) into the destined future, (North Node) but this is not what I imagined when I wrote that – not by any means.

North Node of Destiny and Saturn are opposite (juggling energy with another) John’s Saturn/Jupiter conjunction in Taurus while also square Moon in Aquarius (feelings regarding science) and square Chiron (wounded healer) and Pluto (death,  metamorphosis, rebirth) in early Leo, which is ruled by the Sun, or life.

Uranus Rx (eccentricity, radical ideas, and oddly enough – astrologers) is transiting over John’s South Node aka: what was, while in square to a 9 degree Pluto (rebirth) at his midheaven (peak of public achievements) at 7 degrees Capricorn (past).

Transiting Mercury and Sun are conjunct John’s Venus in Virgo which forms a quincunx (change in altitude) to Moon in Aquarius (feelings and scientific awakenings).

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That is it – I have had it.
Rockstar politicians, GMO’s, elephant slaughter, the bee crisis, Syria, and wtf now this flake with a manky old tooth ?!

I have to commune with nature now.
Peace out
GMA

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.

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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
 

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peace & patience
with love

GMA

translationsensations

Matt MooreMatt Moore

This is fascinating Merc Rx material – REthinking perceptions !

The color blind are given an experience akin to synesthesia (sight, sound, taste and touch interconnect, co-mingle).  This cyborg device takes brain processing possibilities to a new level – ultraviolet light activate !

Made possible by the Cyborg Foundation  <~ click !

FYI
Mercury rules sight, sound
Venus rules the sense of color
Moon rules the environment (3rd house the everyday environs)
Neptune rules dreams

peace
GMA

Seed Syllable


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Om = Salutations !  Wake up !
Gam = The secret power sound of Ganesh.
It is his “seed syllable” or bija mantra.
Ganapataye = Another name of Ganesh, the breaker of obstacles.

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Ganesh is guardian of knowledge, doors and houses, sage of wisdom and enlightenment.
Great timing with Jupes ready to pop into the sign of its exaltation, Cancer.

Gemini is speech and Jupiter is benevolent.
Mantra of moving
through MOUNTAINS of obstacles
with the Capricorn full moon.
Join me ?

…my Ganesh postcard just pitched itself off my wall again -
Sure sign something’s UP . . !

Sunday
Full SUPERmoon in Capricorn
6:32am CST,USA

House Capricorn is gifted enlightenment, a culmination with the full lunation.
See where your Cap house lands in your chart, timely emotional knowledge incoming.

Tuesday 25 
Jupiter into Cancer*

8:40pm CST, USA
* Interps here.

peace & love
gneissmoonastrology.net

Cusp Flux Metamorphosis

“We can transform ourselves no more quickly than we transform our language, and the way we transform our language is really pushing the envelope on the act of communication.  The caterpillar says to Alice, say what you mean and mean what you say, I do. ”  Terence McKenna

I am naturally, with Moon on Pluto square Uranus, not feeling physically well this am – mentally however; ahhhh.  Infinitely pleased with this Nutritious Miraculous Chat as Ralph Abraham terms it.  I woke up this am from a nightmare that was yes, related to men and my past and it had my heart pounding.  Then I stumbled upon this video and was taking notes of portions that triggered something in me.

Cusp Flux  – Don’t have a fit astro fiends go re-read the above re: pushing the communication envelope. I am a 29 degree Virgo Sun conjunct Uranus Pluto in 9.  Mercury at MC sextile Leo Venus / Jupiter in 8.  It resounded with me, my aspects and the times of Uranus square Pluto.  Listen to the fascinating lecture below, then you will understand.

Chaos is the birthplace of order.  Moon coming to conjunct Pluto in the sign of structure in square to the planet of chaos (Uranus).

Anima mundi (or Axis Mundi), the soul of the world or cosmic consciousness.

Coincidentia Oppositorumunion of opposites where it is both what it is and what it is not – it escapes contradiction – it is the miracle of life.  Now that link <~ I have not read, which is something I do not ever do – that is, post - then read.  Feels right this am.
If I find it lacking, I will remove it this evening.

Now, one of the best lectures I have ever heard:
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namaste
gneissmoonastrology.net

vive la différence

Aquarius.

This house in your natal is where you feel separations, surprises, changes-UPs (and downs) the bizarre, the future / past time slipstream, and it is where you KNOW things without study – balls to bone.
Here you are electric, bohemian, living on the wild side, wishes are granted / denied, it is where you are jolted AWAKE - it is your lightning strike into the global thought collective - it is also where the collective strikes you.
Aquarius house is your vibe, your aura and your intuition – it is where you change the world and where the world changes you.

Follow Uranus by transit and apply the same.

peace
 GMA

God, Line One.

Lightning strikes St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the holiest Catholic churches, hours after Benedict XVI’s shock announcement.

He is the first Pope in 600 years to resign

Jupiter went direct 2 weeks ago bringing changes with it – - > from all the internal thinking done while in Rx in Gemini.

Quickie astro:
House of Pisces (sensitivity, spirituality) is jam packed Moon,Mercury, Mars, Neptune,Chiron in square (internal tension) to Jupiter (organized religion/ Popes) in Gemini (multi-tasking, communicating).

Pisces can indicate suffering, Jupiter is overdoing it - the daily work/ communication grind that is a Pope’s duty is wearing him thin, so he resigns.

This comes as a shock to a millions – that is the Uranus (separation) square Pluto (in Capricorn, or work) bit.

Note: Lightning is Uranus ruled.
God calling ..?… that’s just weird.

peace
gneissmoonastrology.net

Parrot astrology

Parrot astrology & fortunes.

I found this the other day when I posted about parrot totems.
Found in Tamil Nadu, India and Singapore.
Bird is actually most often a parakeet.

The bird draws from 27 cards, with images of a Hindu deity,
Buddha or Virgin Mary with Infant Jesus.

Not fond of caged birds myself, but in the interest of awareness, I post.
Uranus is the weird bird astrology planet, after all.
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Online Kili Josiyam
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peace
GMA

oddball


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Uranus rules oddballs, eccentrics, science, flight, electricity, intuition.
Short post today, crazy day at work, more later.
GMA

birds of a feather

I’ve been thinking about Saturn, totems, time, family, promises and bonds.

Totem poles are carved to delineate family ancestry, clan history, folklore or real life, or to commemorate a particular individual.

A widespread hawk swooped down today as I was driving and landed in the median next to me.  (No, I am not going to tell you if he landed left or right – time in my life is fluid, in flux, always.)

We were in synch - hawk landed at the exact moment I passed - just as I was speaking my heart aloud.  Yes exact is the term I use because in that moment my words formed a bond.  Hard to explain, but messages from my brother are accentuated in hawks – hawk messages are exclamation points.

Hawks form a bridge between past and present.
Hawk was a manifestation of Grand Air Trine meets physical plane

My brother and Father recently visited in an intuitive reading, via Mercury, Pluto, and Sun in Capricorn….totems, time, family, promises and bonds.

I feel their presence, sometimes more than others, but then I feel your presence as I write this too.  You…yeah you !  My readers, wondering where I am leading you…and showing up regardless of the strange paths I takemany heartfelt thanks (deep bow).
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So you are wondering why I speak of hawk, when a macaw greeted you at the door ?

Life is not so easily explained.

Many times the larger electro-magnetic spectrum is not apparent until the faceted human crystal is turned, attuned, Neptuned to the proper frequency.

What is said two years ago may not make sense until tomorrow.
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 bird of the SUN, a Macaw, enlightens me
Is it You ?
Or is it Me ?
Most likely it is US.

Macaws are bold, colorful and Mercurial - they are very intelligent observers, mimics that communicate bird (Uranian) world – - to human (Saturnian) world.  The Macaw is a builder of bridges; an ambassador, a diplomat (Libra).  Clever and cheeky – they watch, pull pranks, turn jokes to delight and amuse. (Leo)

Macaws ARE portals between worlds.

Mercurial Macaws can also be repetitive copycats that speak without thinking.  Their words can be hollow, shallow, gossipy and twisted to be pleasing to the ear for a time, but not necessarily grounded, or in any way promisorial in nature.  Tricky pranksters that enjoy a leg – pull, they are master manipulators, who enjoy clowning around – not necessarily on any shared emotional time schedule, if you get my drift.

Macaws in my head are thinkbirdtankbrains : Mercury Uranus Libra and Leo.
Most importantly, the Hyacinth Macaws pictured above are red listed.
Thoughts ?

namaste
GMA