celluloid splash

PacinoAl Pacino.  Scarface, 1983

Iconic scene of supreme 80’s decadence.
Who could ever forget this scene ? esp. if you have a bathtub thing like me.

Al is a 10th house Taurus Sun tightly conjunct Saturn both square Pluto in Leo.
Sexual pan type energy, power and stamina over the long haul, also combined + in square – decadence. Mercury in Aries 9 is a quick, open mind – clever.  Mercury is far from Sun aka not self-preoccupied, but with Leo Rising and Jupiter in Aries at MC – there is a cocky attitude on tap + Jupiter cranks up the me Me ME.  Taurus Sun/Saturn, with Leo rising loves to work and play hard.

Al has really spot on astro for this bathtub scene – tubs are Neptune, Moon also Uranus as well as 5th house of pleasure.  He has Uranus trine Neptune (film, glamour, bath, drugs) which is focal point in a T-Square with Venus conjunct Mars in Gemini (flirt extraordinaire) opposite Moon in Sagittarius 5.  Sagittarius Moon (public) in the 5th trines Jupiter in Aries – abundance of passion as well as a completely over the top spa/tub career moment.

Virgo Neptune in 2nd square Venus/Mars – “all you ever talk about is $$$….  Moneymoneymoneymoney, that’s all I hear in this (moon) house.” – all while Al soaks in the bathtub. Watch clip with Michelle Pfeiffer in comments.
Scene nails his T-Square.

What led me to post this ?
Poseidon’s Underworld, ck it out – dudes in the bath, on film.
It’s a win-win !  My backdoor Mars approves this message. heh.

Peace out

Celestial Symbols

Sun animatedThe Sun glyph harbors the eternal circle – life without beginning or end.  The dot inside the circle represents the divine spark within all life forms.  Sun is the center, the heart, the will, the being, the personal expression.  House and sign of natal Sun shows where significant contributions are made during life on Earth.

Moon animatedMoon glyphMoon
Circumference at Equator: 10,917.0 km
Diameter: 3,475 km
Mass: 73,476,730,924,573,500 million kg (0.0123 x Earth)
Average Distance from Earth: 384,400 km
Length of Orbit: 27.3 Earth days
Surface Temperature: -233 to 123 °C
Age: formed 4.6 billion years ago
Rotation: synchronous; same side is always facing the Earth.
First unmanned mission:1959 Soviet Lunar Program
First manned landing: Apollo 11 in 1969.

The glyph for Earth’s only satellite, Moon, is a half-circle, symbol of the personality.  Moon reflects light of the Sun, as personality reflects the true spirit – this reflection is where emotional tides arise and fall.  House and sign of natal moon indicate our manner of experiencing and expressing feelings.

MercuryMercury’s glyph features a cross, the symbol of manifestation on the Earth plane.  The circle of spirit rises above the earth, and the crescent of personality is uplifted to the heavens.  Mercury is neither male or female, but rather a neutral mirror reflecting surroundings – moving ever inward and outward to connect and communicate.
Mercury is the link – between heaven and Earth; soul and personality.  House and sign of natal Mercury shows where attention is keen, awareness focused – here we learn.

VenusThe glyph for Venus features the circle of spirit over the cross of manifestation.  This represents spirit overcoming matter through love.  Venus attracts and gives love, the house and sign of natal Venus shows where love, partnership, synthesis and cohesion reign supreme.

EarthEarth’s glyph harbors the circle of spirit crossed by manifestation on the Earth plane.
This symbolizes Earth School – eternal spirit made flesh and bone, on deadline, so we may learn and grow through personal experience.  Earth or Gaia can be found in the center of the natal chart, the geocentric viewpoint of our experience in the cosmos.

MarsThe glyph for Mars shows the arrow of the instinctive animal self – rising from and being redeemed by – the circle of spirit.  The sign and house of natal Mars indicates where enthusiastic energy and personal power drives self-expression – it is how and where we make our mark on the world.

JupiterJupiter’s glyph represents the crescent of personality rising above the cross, free from confinement.  In the house and sign of natal Jupiter is the superconscious higher self that communes with the divine.  Here, expansion of the mind, exploration of global philosophies are seen and experienced though the optimistic lens of faith.

SaturnThe glyph for Saturn shows the cross of manifestation above the crescent of personality (the dark self).  Saturn harbors the first law of manifestation – limitation through form.  Spirit is grounded by Saturn; is both Father Time and Grim Reaper (Saturn rules Earth School) and is the necessary, temporary proving ground of spirit.  The house and sign of natal Saturn reveals conservation, limitation, restriction – tests leading to strength of spirit.  Taking responsibility for personal flaws and faults and working diligently to change them into gifts will redeem the spirit from tough karmic lessons that Saturn delivers.

UranusUranus glyphThe glyphs of Uranus differ as you can see.  The above is more often found in modern science (see my sigil) and represents the spark of life inside each spirit that is pure wild animal instinct, the arrow of energy and power is uplifted to the heavens, symbolizing the connection to divine knowing, cosmic consciousness.
The symbol of Uranus pictured below is the more traditional symbol, usually found in astrology.  It is comprised of two pillars; (polarities) one human, one divine – joined by the cross of matter.  The circle of spirit found below pushes them into higher octaves of being.   The natal house and sign of Uranus is where we find the wildcard of destiny.  Here is the inventive rebel, the curious eccentric, the oddball genius whose actions can be neither predicted nor tamed.

Neptune’s glyph features the cross of matter piercing the cup of personality so that it may be free to manifest on a selfless level.  Neptune is the mystical medium, the tuning fork that wants Heaven as keenly as it feels Earth.  The natal house and sign of Neptune shows where we hook our feelers into the emotional supercosmos, where we are sensitive, psychic dreamers in service to others.

pluto animated onePluto glyphPluto
Circumference at Equator: 4,493.7 miles
(1.305±0.007)×1022 kg
Known Satellites: Charon, Styx, Kerberos, Nix, Hydra 
Average Distance from Sun: 
3.7 billion miles 
Length of Orbit:
248 Earth years

Orbital Tilt: tilted to solar system plane by 17.1 degrees
Orbital Shape: eccentric, Pluto is sometimes closer to the Sun than Neptune
Day: 6.4 Earth day
Surface Temperature:
−229 °C
: February 18, 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh

The glyph of Pluto shows the cross of matter with the crescent of personality uplifted to the heavens.  The circle of spirit is free from matter, which symbolizes journeying into the unknown so that deep spiritual understanding and transcendence may take place.   Pluto is the great leveler – through life and death all must pass.  The natal house and sign of Pluto indicates our most profound enlightenment born of total and complete transformation.  It indicates new life found after metaphorical (and physical) death.



Originally posted on Gneiss Moon Astrology:


Also called August Eve, Harvest Home, Feast of Bread, Festival of the Green Corn is named for Lugh, an Irish solar god.  This is the time of Earth’s sorrowing Autumn, solar light is lessening and the nights are growing longer.

Lughnasadh, (Lammas or loaf – mass is from the anglo-saxon hlaefmass, or loaf festival) is the first of three harvests; others following are Mabon and Samhain. Traditionally celebrated on August 1st, it astrologically falls at 15 degrees Leo.

Harvest is beginning, crops are ripening, and the gathering of food is celebrated with gratitude.
Southern hemisphere celebrates Imbolc and the light of the Sun returning, while in the northern hemisphere Lughnasadh is celebrated as the sun’s light begins to lessen.


Ceres (Roman for Demeter, also the root word of cereal) the Goddess of Grain was the Great Earth Mother of Persephone.  When Hades abducted Persephone to the underworld, Ceres searched the world, grieving for her…

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photo 10Tarot of the Origins

Quick read for energies into Full Moon – insight leading to highest manifestation.
Card 1 Saturn
Card 2 Uranus

1 Animal of Soul – A man following the tracks of a rhinoceros.  Supervision.
HA !  Is this card not SaturnMan ?  Well, of course it is – but with a kicker -the Knight of Soul is the proper way of stewardship.
This card reflects Uranus Aries – a singular horn, a psychic feeler at 3rd eye.

Supervision with love.

Apply the lessons of this card:
globally – environmentally
personally – self supervision
jointly – how you walk upon our earth *

* Jupiter quintiles Part of Fortune bang on Taurus Descendant at Full Supermoon Lunation
while Jupiter is quincunx Neptune in Pisces.


photo 11Elemental Tarot

2 Eight of Water – WELL
Naaki is the Finnish Spirit of the Waters

Moon and Saturn – Self-control and consideration

This figure sits in meditation, head bowed.
His left hand (symbolizing the past) reaches into The Well, the circle of life, the Triad of Birth, Life and Death. A nod to Jupiter, which rules 3 and growth.
Reflect upon your past while moving into your future, avoid making the same mistakes twice.

The checkered panels show dualities, polarities of day/night, love/hate, etc… while the waning phase of the moon on the card indicates withdrawing to THINK & FEEL.

Saturn squares both Sun/Mercury & squares Full Moon – time out, restriction, pulling back the reins, doing your own thing.

The doors on the wall symbolize opening new paths to Emotional Expression that will accompany this Full Lunation in Aquarius.  The hills represent highest aspirations.

Uranus ruled Full Moon opposite Sun both square Saturn urges us to think creatively while also working with others – as we are able.  Boundaries are, at times, most beneficial.

Respect the search for your individual inner truth – your path to enlightenment is yours and yours alone.  


the weirding way

jelly animated
Heavy energies of the squares I spoke of yesterday are offset by
Mars trine Neptune
Saturn trine Chiron
Sun and Mercury moving to trine Uranus
prior to a full Aquarius Supermoon at 18 degrees Aquarius

Healing the past through present actions
Clever thought processes, inventive solutions
the weirding way

Uranus Neptune and Pluto are all in
retrograde revision mode
These are generational planets made personal
through direct contacts in your natal

Saturn going full pistons forward in square to both
Sun/Mercury opposite full Aquarius Moon
makes Saturn and Uranus major players

Feelings of balance, past, future
clinging and releasing
time – out of time – timeless
ambition, family
Thought patterns surrounding same.


are coming into sharp focus
with this full Moon
Choose wisely.

-Tim Gunn


psychic muscles

Alex Groseth
Click the link for the artist’s take on this piece titled subconscious change.

This is livewire astro – if these Scorpio – Leo squares feel easy – you’re doing it wrong. 
Squares are obstacles forcing us into facing our personal abyss of fear or shortcomings or deep rooted stumbling blocks (fixed signs).
Worked correctly, we give painful birth to new life from the deep rooted insides, we create a new, more harmonious way of doing things. 
This obstacle course run correctly, can be more powerful than a trine because we have had to work all our psychic muscles to get to the finish line.

A_Teachers_journey_back_by_AlexGrosethAlex Groseth

Incoming Full Moon in Aquarius squares Saturn opposes Sun/Mercury in Leo.  This is the time to form new neural nets.  Subconscious drives are active for us, running our tired, old, worn paths – even if we don’t realize it. This can be either beneficial or detrimental – only you know.

 See houses Leo & Scorpio Taurus & Aquarius in your natal, these fixed signs are reluctant to change – even under tremendous stress.


They will die hard and go down swingin’ – fair warning.

The energies of separation from the old and outdated are coming online, culminating and reaching full manifestation with Full Moon in Aquarius on Aug 10.
Uranus rules Aquarius and is of course, square Pluto – destruction with higher purpose, change what needs work, in order to reach a higher octave of harmony and love.
Inside & out.

Make it so.


Playful trickster



Mercury in Leo communicates with confidence, flair and gusto due to influence of the Sun.   Glowing positive thinkers filled with sunshine, creativity and romance are the norm for this placement.

Mercury is mutable, dual; Leo is fixed which brings a steadiness to the mind.  Sharing ideas, expressing themselves eloquently with style, grace while backed by powerful projection is to be expected.  This placement heralds excellent teachers due to the ability to hold rapt attention through their skill at combining the creative with the intellectual. 

Leo Mercury is  a playful trickster - brainstorming takes place on the paintball course or on the sports field.  You are likely to see them thinking/talking/juggling with their hands, drawing or in some way using their hands to enhance creative thought processes.

The Mercurial mind under influence of the Sun enhances physical agility, provides persuasive powers, enhances clear communication, rapport with authority figures.  Sales is a natural as is working with young people, in sports or creative writing/speaking fields.


Working together

photo 9Quantum Tarot

Spirit/Crux card first today.
6 Pents
Quarks never exist singly, they always make up composite particles called hadrons.
Hadrons come in two forms: baryons have (3 quarks) both protons and neutrons; mesons are one quark and one anti (matter) quark.  Mesons are very unstable and don’t last long.
Hadrons are fundamental to atomic nuclei, thus all physical matter in the universe.

Pents = earth, $$, also Venus (vids here)
Six (Venus) is change within flux – balance between giving and receiving, composite groupings which change us through give and take.  This card encourages us to consider the dialectic between giving and taking and what part of the spectrum we currently occupy.

Uranus is the unstable here – the enlightener, the rebel the perspective shifter – the lightning bolt, the unpredictable.

The question last – targeting the energies of Venus/Moon in Cancer against the square to Uranus/Mars energies in Aries for greatest insight.
photo 8Three of Cups – Three is a nod to Jupiter and growth

Mercury leaves Cancer to meet Jupiter and Sun in Leo later today.  Power of three – with Venus joining the party August 12.

There are two types of star clusters: large globular (old and dying stars); open clusters (less dense, younger stars).  The Pleiades is an open cluster visible to the naked eye.
Open clusters are rich in exotic phenomena such as pulsars – one star can have a dramatic effect on its neighbors.

Gatherings of 2 or more, parties and brainstorming – synergies that are on the way with thinking, speaking Mercury heading into Leo the Lionhearted.

Creative juices and stimulating encounters are happening internally with the square, but they are born when we integrate our lives with others.  We SEE what we need to change when we move about our lives in an ocean of others.

Balance within flux.
Synergy = Coexistence
The whole is greater than the simple sum of its parts.



James Paick

News came in this eve that someone close to me was the victim of police brutality.    Tasered, cuffed, kicked/beaten bloody while unconscious without provocation.  Onlookers called an ambulance (disregarding police warnings to mind their own business), thankfully putting a stop to what could have been much worse.

Mars rules police, weapons, and aggression; obviously tazers are Uranus.

Briefly, big factors via transits were Saturn return with Full Moon in Capricorn (7.12) square natal Mercury/Neptune conjunction while transiting Mars/N Node rode same conjunction.  Transiting Jupiter rode natal Uranus which squared the same natal conjunction.
Cardinal cross landed in solar houses 1,4,7,10 aka crisis and an outrush of activity.

Saturn rules justice (or lack thereof), karma, restriction; Jupiter on Uranus equals one hell of a surprise.
Note: Transits listed are not those of the defendant, but of rather those of a close relation.
I don’t have the heart to say much of anything else.
Signing off as I usually do.

Gneiss Moon

burn, baby burn


AlchAlchemical Tarot Renewed

Quick read on the energies for highest manifestation

1. Two of Staffs, Fire = Venus trine Saturn : Flames of Hermes and Aphrodite combined, united passions (2)

2. Nine of Staffs, Fire = Mercury/Sun square Mars : Grey wolf burned in a fire (to reclaim the King he swallowed) a necessary sacrifice, a culmination of passion, FYI: next pip is phoenix (9)

3: Lady of Staffs, Fire = Last two hits of Uranus square Pluto : Doing the Dance of the New in the hot, dry desert ! !

Obviously we are ! hot to trot to create !  with Lots of Leo energy & Mars amping up Scorpio.  Venus trine Saturn acts as bit of grease to the mental work wheel of Mercury & Sun & Jupiter. Square Mars.  Make your work playful to take the edge off.  Do work you love, if at all possible, or bring love to what work you are doing.  Also a lovely heads up that passion and groovy positive messages are on the UP with incoming Uranus/Pluto squares as Lady acts as Page.

This reading pleases me greatly.  I am working my ass off, if you see me disappear from here, it means I am working job 1 (6/wk) or mowing my yard or something of that nature is keeping me from here – because I love being here, exploring energies.  As a side note, Saturn direct sends it back over my Scorpio Neptuner in 11, my ankle pain is worsening again, if my work here decreases a bit, that would be why.

Mercury into Leo, Frank Herbert, et. al. (You know who you are.) up asap.

Also, I love this deck, seems apt for my Alchemical tagline, yes ?  You can see Robert Place, the creator of this deck in the supernatural tarot vid narrated by Christopher Lee on a prior post here (see comments).  He can also be found by clicking on the Alchemical link above.  He is a tarot historian, I highly rec !  I have yet to read here with my vampire deck, (he also created) but drew Mina (Priestess) for myself at first go (also pleased me greatly).

I will read with it here eventually, perhaps now that Mars is into Scorp !
Have a good day all. . .more at lunch (?) . . .


snowballs chance

Never tell me the odds by OKTotallyAndy Helms

Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1.

This scene popped into my head first thing when I woke up.
Mercury is statistics, counting the numbers; square Mars in Scorpio, thoughts of driving straight into likely certain death.

Likes and dislikes are Venus/Uranus

Cancer Mercury is (out-of sign) square Mars in early Scorpio and will be closing the gap over the next seven days while Cancer Venus closes the square to Uranus Rx in Aries.

Venus square Uranus
attracts the sublime radical weird
squares motivate us to reach our highest actualization
Just saying.

May the Force be with You

Tidal sway

Rebecca Guay RegenerateRebecca Guay,  Regenerate

Thoughts on the emotional, intuitive Grand Water Trine & kite . . .
Cancer Venus opposing Pluto in Capricorn is all about the past and letting go, attracting the activity that heals and regenerates.  Love, kindness and support.

These signs you can count on (under good aspects) to help haul your ass over the finish line if you are unable to yourself.  These signs are kin – by blood or by choice, they are your anchors.  These signs/houses are also places in your chart where you can summon the rock or the surrender.

Venus trine Saturn trine Chiron across the intuition houses of tidal sway is passive, introverted and reflective.  Teaching ourselves how to swim forward from the inner heartspace of New Leo Moon.  Inner SEEING is up to bat with several squares pushing us to reach our highest vibration – we are uncomfortable, restless.

Mercury is now square North Node in Libra – feelings of attraction, love, creativity and harmony are in the forefront of our minds as Mercury is also moving to square Uranus in Aries.  Clever but cautious – as Uranus is Rx and quincunx Saturn.  Logic with Love.
Sense & Sensibility. 

Scorpio Mars squares Jupiter, both sitting in fixed signs mulling over the obstacle course ahead that we have laid before ourselves.  What we dream, what we desire from our deepest well to create.  Intentions set at New Moon now require sweat equity to really work, they need constant vigilance and directional adjustments.


Mars moving to conjunct Saturn in Scorpio near the Full Moon at 18 degrees  Aquarius on August 10 puts a new fire and focus under our workdrives.  This full moon will square Saturn and oppose Sun and Mercury in Leo.  We will be juggling creative brainstorms like wild – Sun and Mercury trine Uranus !

Drives and Desires to create will be Supersonic – note if you have these planets working together or prominent in your natal, you may feel this power a few days earlier than I indicated, I gave a 5 degree orb, I give sensitives 7 degrees.

Contemplate these things as young moon grows to full bohemian rebel.
It’s sure to be a wild ride full of surprises !

Gneiss Moon

Thunder birth


Let the muse make whatever needs to be made,
let the muse tend the fire. Your whole body
is curled like an ear I wanted to talk
into all evening. Your hand, a ring
of articulated keys. I want that moment
when we climb down the bright ladder
of ecstasy, when our breath comes back,
when everything is alive, present
in the moment with nothing to wait for,
nothing to worry over, only the need to rise
into the beauty that is.

Carl Adamshick


Happy New Moon in Leo
Huge rain thunder, lightning storm 
prior to New Moon
more up soon

image: Thunder Birth by offermoord
peace GMA

good grief


Emotional energy is strong : 
- Mars at 29 Libra, ready to push off into Scorpio 
- Void Cancer Moon at 19; Mercury 17; and Venus 8

Deep Cancer roots and growth (or lack thereof) is in opposition to Pluto in Capricorn.
They feel each other profoundly – juggling – the energies of emotional growth and/or restriction/ power or powerlessness back and forth to find balance.  We all feel it in a myriad of ways according to our individual circumstances/ transits/ chart.

photo 6
This little Charlie Brown tomato is a beef master.
I saw this little tomato in my garden, and I laughed.
Later, I cried because I identify with this sad little tomato on a pitiful little stalk who has given its all to produce one magnificent thing.  

Working 2 jobs, no vaca, single 10 years, hornmoanal, mysterious health issues, Saturn opp moon, plethora of Cancer, soopercranky Mars, fight with dude at work.  pffft.
This too shall pass.

All that is hard, but, I have this place, Gneiss Moon Astrology.
It brings me joy.
It is a boatload of work – but also happiness.

I wasn’t going to share this pitiful little tomato (that I carefully planted on the Cancer moon to ensure good growth) because it doesn’t speak very highly of my gardening skills of late.

This little vine proudly produced a tomato, it deserves a bit of spotlight, yeah ?!
Not every tomato in the world is going to be perfectly red, big and juicy, not every transit delivers sunshine and rainbows.

Not everyone has or wants big numbers, some are doing just fine doing what they can as fast as they can as well as they can for as many as they can.  

This void moon post is for them.
For us.
The Charlie Browns.

Grief can lead to good things via Plutonic shifts in perspective. 

I may not have the ear of thousands, but I have the ear of those who do.
Just keep swimming !

Love & peace & thanks to my loyal readers.