Full of Grace

Carved Indonesian Mask
photos: Gneiss Moon

I got off early yesterday, took a nap that turned into 7 + hours. 
Ummm okay. whoa.

Welcome to transit Neptune square natal Mars, (Mars Rx 10) + total energy drain.

While comparing this sluggish transit with my progressed Moon/Mars conjunct in Capricorn transit (when I happily worked constantly for weeks on 4 hours sleep/night), it occurred to me that if we pay close attention to our progressions, transits and the energies we experience that accompany them, we as a collective could eradicate hatred due to personal differences very quickly.

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Hence, the maskswe try on many energies while we are living here on earth.
I was quizzical during my workaholic phase (helped me better understand my boss) and I am rather resigned to accepting (understanding chronic fatigue) this lack of energy as signaling a time to be introspective and reintegrate/balance my sub/conscious drives, actions/desires.

We are each born to a static natal chart, but with every second that passes, energies shift meaning we change.   The planetary movements do not cause change, they simply reflect energy shifts occurring in us on a larger scale.

Everything is connected, related – we are ALL ONE – yet experiencing a different facet of the crystal prism of life.  We careen/balance – if we are aware, we also LEARN.

The luminary vibrations aka Sun/Moon are called The Lights – Sun is conscious; Moon the reflective subconscious.  Each planet has a vibration which is expressed individually (static natal); felt personally (how it is filtered geometrically via natal as planet moves), and experienced globally by all as planets transit each sign.

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I think visually, so I picture current transits like a murmuration – we are all shifting energies in the same signs.
The shifts in our respective houses and planetary placements in them – I equate to individual wing adjustments that accommodate the murmuration en masse.

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All this brings me to the upcoming Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Libra in mid-April.
Balance, relationships, love, money & equality – all pistons are firing for relationship growth, change, and personal metamorphosis.

Eclipses are often felt weeks prior to the actual event, they occur in cycles and reverberate across our entire lives.
Pretty intense, huh ?  Just the way I like it.  heheh….

This lunar eclipse is with North Node – winds of change will alter many a course towards a more balanced, just, harmonious, diplomatic destiny.
Placing bets that someone says something strangely synchronous that blows your mind/shifts your emotional perspective – alters your course to a higher vibration.

Eclipse energies
are always speed freaks, CHANGE NOW ! 
Eclipse in tandem with the incoming Cardinal Cross, indicates energies are even more action-adventure driven.  This is true globally, as well as individually.

Fresh starts are imminent – this is CARDINAL energy.

Pinpointing ponderations….

WHO are you ?
How do you FEEL ?
How well are you USING your gifts ?
What goals do you need to RE-EVALUATE ?
Where do you REFINE your direction ?

Are you taking care of YOURSELF ?
Do you play well with OTHERS ?

…more eclipse soon…



Leo heart- Aquarius nervous system axis = electrical energies.

Color is the language of Energy

Full Moon – Sun opposition falls across Fixed signs, likely dredging up ye olde angsty issues that need to be resolved.
Fixed signs see with one perspective, theirs.

They are extremely (slow) reliable, some would say stubborn.

Fixed signs = Idea energy concentrated persistently until it is solidified into form. 

Leo and Aquarius (as well as Taurus and Scorpio) are fixed signs.
Any planets therein in hard aspect are working out deep rooted, past life issues ingrained over several lifetimes.

Fixed squares = inner turmoil rolling under the surface, forcing personal growth.
Fixed oppositions = other people deliver lessons, forcing compromise, team growth.
Fixed conjunctions = test of power, the use of power

How to unravel the fixed energies, undo the past karma ? 
Give up self-will.

Tame the desires of the mental and emotional body before they are allowed to crystallize.  Building and stability – while fine qualities – when misused become fixation, obsession, the closed door, the energy block.

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Spirit flows and shares – the energy is exchanged.

Cosmic Laws of the One Universal Mind

peace, love
flowing chakras


Art of Dealing

whaSquares are akin to
4th & 10th
internal metamorphosis
grinding of brain gears & gnashing of teeth
we adapt & we create
 deliver the world

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are akin to
dancing, partnership, relay races
collective contracts & bargaining bonds
we decide how we will

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Conjunctions are akin to
fresh self-starters stepping out
we meet & greet others 
on our

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Mapmaker, Robert Perrizo

Trines are akin to
5th & 9th
expression and experience
abilities inspire education

Moon_movieNew Moons are akin to
conscious and subconscious
drive new beginnings 
Full Moons are akin to
instincts and willpower
experience through journeying

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My morning astro coffeechat & double Gemini Sir Christopher Lee.
YaY !  A double Gem (Sun + Moon), Christopher has a very powerful chart with 2 T-squares.

Focal planets : Saturn, Uranus
SoOo not exactly surprising to find him voicing an astrology vid.
Saturn is trad ruler of Aquarius; Uranus the modern – Aquarius rules astrology.

Libra Saturn Rx focal (on the strengthening critical 0 degree, also exalted – BAM !) bang on the ASC (conj N Node and Jupiter Rx in 1st) square : Mars Rx in 3rd; Mercury in 9(ruling Gemini at MC – BOOM !); chart ruler Venus (Cancer 10).  Mercury and Venus are straddling MC. 
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gung HO goof awhile


So I am driving along on my way to work laughing at the state of things in general. 
Basically, life being extremely difficult even though I have more tools at my disposal NOW than EVER.
Still struggling – wtf ?!
Then I am thinking what’s your malfunction, honey ?

Dismantle your Bomb.
It can’t be THAT hard.
Then I started thinking and cracked myself up…

Cardinals are all gung HO to get what they want – but it is more the striving for it than the actual getting of it.  Once they have it …y a w n… boring ! 
Where’s the next New Shiny Goal ?!

Fixed wants their wants – no, NEEDS – their Wants satisfied NOW and you had better hurry the FU about it !  They Want – NEED it – How they like it When they like it – snap !  If the fixed aren’t happy – ain’t nobody happy.  Capiche ?!  lol
* note: btw, that’s been working for me like a charm so far – HA ! NOT !

Mutables are easily distracted by shiny objects, titillating conversation, they turn on a dime, get all twisty & bendy and love having their fingers in everybody’s pies.  Jack ‘n’ Jill of all trades actually loves juggling a bazillion balls and being hard to pin down.

Since we all have a conglomeration of these energies working in our charts, via signs and planets in them, we are in tension with ourselves – always – in some form or another we are growing and learning from the first to the last breath and beyond. . .

Some folks have their natal aligned with the natural chart (Aries is on the first, Taurus is on the second, etc..) which gives them an extra push of being natally aligned with the natural energies of the seasons & signs.

Other luckies like me have energies at odds right off the bat.  Slow – ass Capricorn on the first house of Gung HO Aries, for example.  So I am layin’ tread, burnin’ rubber at the starting line.  To kick me when I’m down, I also have Saturn (rules Cap) IN ARIES going backwards.  That’s a fun one, trust me. heh.

Consider this…we always, Always, ALWAYS have an out somewhere. 

Cap on first house is Cardinal twice over, but my Aries lands on the mutable 3rd house along with Saturn Rx.  So I do get to juggle the energies a bit.  Frustration and anger blows over when I distract myself with kaleidoscope eye candy, goof awhile – then I can reapply force more intelligently.

Follow this example in your chart and see where you can juggle, apply, or dig into your energies in order to work them to your advantage.


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The energetic vibration you were born with, your astrological signature, will resonate with those of a similar vibration. You will attract those people who have similar astro signatures, because they feel good, you understand each others viewpoints without much explanation, similar to the energy of a conjunction, trine.

The real learning begins when encountering those who do not have similar astro signatures because we feel friction, they are harder for us to understand and relate to, their experience and viewpoint requires explanation and work – similar to the energy of a square.

Oppositions, though similarly felt as friction, do understand each other because they are reflections and projections between two similar energies.

Sextiles are merging opportunities that may not be obvious, we have to hunt them up and make them work for us.

This is synastry in a nutshell.
 First law of thermodynamics states: energy cannot be created or destroyed, it only changes form.

I have a friend I have known for years through social media, we have become good friends, and yes, we have similar astro signatures.  It was such a wonderful thing that we finally spoke near Uranus station – as Uranus is a strong point in both our natals.

We fell into easy conversation immediately and words were tumbling out fast and furious as we could finally share our experiences real time instead of typing them.

No great surprise our phones were having some tech issues as our excitement grew !   While relating the cosmic events we have experienced on the earth plane, our phones were going a bit haywire.

The energy we were exchanging was electric – Uranus rules wireless comms, telepathy – our phones were slipping in and out, we got cut off twice,  it was comical really.  I was stripping off my stone jewelry rapid – fire, knowing it was causing  piezoelectric feedbacks for us.  

My rutilated quartz ring was the first to go – it is a brain simulator, enhances and increases thought forms; storage and broadcast of thought forms – and we obviously already had that covered !

I moved all the rocks near me away, then finally got up and found some dead space without stones so we could talk.   Weird thing though, phone went dead just as I was saying something that was minor, yet not to be shared.
Later, we both agreed has happened to us on different occasions because the other person was not supposed to KNOW that info.

How weird is that ?!
Uranus motto : I KNOW.

Electrical shorts, clairvoyance, angelic intervention ?
Cool though.
Most of yesterday afternoon I spent processing – so much info and energy, came in from my friend.  Later, it dawned on me – I realized why I gravitate towards stones.

I use rocks (I am Saturn ruled, Saturn rules rocks and USE) to ground my outer planet heavies, so I can function at a deeper level. 

Most all of my planetary action is above the horizon – Saturn Rx in Aries and Toro Moon are what helps keep me centered below the horizon at midnight – the time I AM most active and the place where I am most comfortable.  Saturn and Moon is where I find a bit of solace in an otherwise rather foggy, unpredictable natal chart.

I use the stones to bring matter and form to the nebulous etheric energy in my astro signature.

 Neptune most highly aspected in 11th (natural house of Aquarius) opposite Moon.
 Saturn Rx in Aries trines 11th house Mars.
 Mars quintiles Uranus (Sun/Uran/Plu stellium in 9).

Best wishes for your own positive changes with Uranus direct . . .
(Uranus rules wishes)

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Four of Swords: Tarot Maximo

From the mailbag:
Is the moon in Libra a good sign when it comes to healing ?

Need a little more information here, but I will dive in anyway.   For physical issues, please read about the Moon Signs, Physical Rulership and Surgery here.  That will tell you a bit about scheduling healing according to moon phase.  Moon rules the breasts and stomach, Libra rules the kidneys and ovaries.

In a nutshell:  Find your balance – Moon and Libra are fluctuating / vacillating energies.

Please know that issues in the body are the end result of emotional and spiritual difficulties that are manifesting on the material plane at the physical level.  Vibrate to the highest level : each planetary, house and sign placement to relieve pain and suffering on all dimensions.

Emotional and spiritual healing I will go into here:

First thing to remember, Moon fluctuates and Libra is the scales of balance, the cosmic weighing of options – checks and balances.  Active balancing, fluctuating is at work here. Saturn (solid, bedrock, discipline, building foundations) is exalted in Libra: meaning a level playing field, pay dirt and justice (just us) is an underlying goal to strive for in this house.

Moon rules a Cardinal (action) water (emotional) house.  Libra is an Cardinal (action) Air (intellectual, communicative) sign, it is a Venus (love, harmony) ruled.

Matters of Moon in Libra will be naturally outgoing, expressive – you will take the reins and ride out to fetch emotional and spiritual balance in a kind and co-operative way with others.  Moon is the mother, women, the public, gardening, nurturing, cooking, family matters.  Venus is wife, lover, artist, the charming beauty.

If Moon is in opposition – it will reflect the energy of both the house and planet it opposes back to you.  For instance if Moon opposes Sun in Aries, Martian (rules Aries) qualities and Sun qualities others possess will be in your face over and over until a compromise is found.  Think awareness, peace talks and peaceful negotiations.

Oppositions are people stepping forward to reflect qualities you yourself must work on and improve upon in yourself.   Employ kindness and patience and negotiate – all strong Libra qualities.  Moon oppositions can mean hurt feelings, instincts rule Moon.  So first thing ::: stop and think before reacting.  *see trines below

Perception is key with Moon oppositions : Are you projecting self onto others ?  Rejecting them for the very qualities you yourself possess ?

Oppositions are on the same wavelength : 1st house is ME (self), 7th house is US (other).  Find the similarities and compromise – vibrate higher for success. Take the high road. Justice becomes just US.  The energies need to work as a team.

Think the Chariot tarot card: fast forward progress through opposing forces.
Yin / Yang

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If Moon is in square this represents qualities that cause internal tension that forces you to change personal traits / habits and how you deal with the house and planetary energies involved.  For instance, Moon square Mars would indicate a need to find inner balance before letting emotional responses escalate.  The tendency to act impulsively and instinctively with anger would need management.

To help solve difficult aspects :

:::Find your Moon sextiles – house or planet either one – these are your places of opportunity to find successful expression of the planetary or house energy through another path – though it will require work and effort on your part, as sextiles are opportunities.

:::Find your trines – house or planet either one – the energies are more easily expressed (same element: fire trines fire, etc…) but they are also often taken for granted.  Raise awareness of the house that trines your Libra Moon (Gemini and Aquarius) and use the energies located there to your advantage *(thinking, learning, talking is Gemini; cerebral detachment, being creatively inventive is Aquarian), also work the house placement 1st. 2nd. 3rd etc…of these trines and sextiles into your repertoire.

Most of all, Moon indicates our feelings.  Crying babies need nurturing via their Moon sign. The same holds true for cranky adults – find Libran activities to help you over the hump – love, art, music, beautiful things, scents and surroundings will help. Nurturing and care is called for when Moon is under stress.
Best of luck…questions welcomed.


“Do you know what you are? You are a manuscript of a divine letter. You are a mirror reflecting a noble face. This universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you are already that.”  ~Rumi