Bitches for God


Williamson_IMG_1070-1Marianne Williamson

This woman is unusual.
A self-proclaimed ‘bitch for God’, Marianne’s obviously a woman after my own rebellious heart.  After all, the god/goddess does have a sense of humor (Venus), and I do love a good smartass who doesn’t get all precious and up themselves about spirit.
I’m in !

Marianne has a whammy Cancer stellium: Sun conjunct Uranus and Venus – there’s the rebel streak.  Venus opposes disseminating Moon in Capricorn by a wide nine degree orb, by transference of light – they all do. Yes I give more orb to luminaries, particularly with a Cancer (moon-ruled) stellium and Moon being at highest elevation.
Venus in 2nd opposing Moon delivers money/success via the public.
Uranus rules her North Node of Destiny in the 9th of philosophy/publishing and she has published ten books, including four New York Times #1 bestsellers.  She’s a relaxed (mostly, see bitch for god), boho spiritual guru seeking enlightenment,  exploration – and we all get to ride shotgun on her journey.

Saturn and Neptune (spiritual work) in Libra square Cancer stellium delivers the impetus to create balance and justice via healing through public work.  (Libra/public, but also Neptune square Moon elevated by orb of 10)

She’s a fabulous engaging speaker with Mercury and Pluto in Leo (drama, power, captivates).  They square Jupiter in Taurus 11 (Placidus) – make no mistake, she has control of the reins – fixed twice over when square to fixed Leo.  Soft voice, a patient teacher, packing tremendously powerful insight.

She has Mars in Scorpio (applying out of sign) square Capricorn Moon, the uncanny ability to provoke transition by delving into common human fragilities, fears and struggles.  She knows them intimately because she has lived them herself.

Marianne shows us how to rise above via love/understanding, she teaches us to see how we are kindred in our basic humanity, the need to be valued and loved.

Peace out
Gneiss Moon

postscript for all my bitches:
Bitches = Being In Total Control of Herself.

moon meditation

While mowing and meditating I was mulling over moons… and Carly Simon.

She has long spoken of being uncomfortable in the spotlight. (click)  Moon rules the public, so I looked up her chart…basically, she has a T-square of shyness that includes moon.

Carly is a Cancer Sun stellium, Mercury, Saturn, North Node of Destiny – opposite  Moon in Capricorn.  Cancer rules the Moon, home, the comfort zone (the 4th house well of psyche), Capricorn rules the career in front of everyone (10th house high noon – the spotlight).  Oppositions signal the juggling of energies that are not alike.

The focal point of her T-square is Libra Neptune.  Libra also rules dealings with others, and Neptune hides.

She really has to work up the guts (Moon rules the stomach) to step out of her Cancer shell, and with Pluto the transformer in Leo, the sign of the stage ~ she generates the inner energy to do it…but like all things Pluto it is not easy.

so on to void moons…

A void moon is traditionally a time for meditation and quiet, I treat it like a dark moon – a time to retreat and regroup in the comfort zone.

Void moons occur when the moon isn’t making aspects to any other planets before leaving the sign it’s in.

It is adrift at sea, so to speak – no anchor with other energies. Moon fluctuates anyway, in a void phase we go  f a r   o u t . . .
Subconscious drives kick in ~ the public is adrift as well.

You read earlier that Libra also rules dealings with others, the public strangers (not weird Uranus strangers, just people you don’t know).  Libra is Venus ruled.

Venus rules $$$, love and social stuff….so void moons are times of pondering these things with the self more so than taking action with the other.
First house Mars / Aries the outward bound self – juggles with – the more retiring, attracting 7th house other Venus / Libra.
Void moons are times of contemplation and hoarding (Taurus) the emotions… shhhh… keep it close to the vest sort of thing.

That is why it is not a good idea to initiate actions publicly under a void moon ~ social stuff is adrift. If you are working on something you have already started, hunkering down and finishing quietly, I don’t see a problem – otherwise, it is best to wait.

Meditate, go inside, pull cards and do divination for yourself, seek internal guidance and give your subconscious instincts the reins.

Good time for girl power and clannish gatherings with people you know..?  The answer is yes for me…for you…?…  I leave that to you.  A couple of close galpals in the den sounds great, a dinner party becomes a group and is less so.  Think tribal moontime girl stuff…go to the cave and cook with fire.

Creativity is deep and from the well – take the darkest moon and go deeper and darker into the void.

Publicly…no one is listening ~ no one hears you from inside the well, ya know….?

Everyone is in their OWN WELL and gazing into their OWN NAVEL.

Moon is Mother, water, wells and amniotic fluid.
Venus rules Navels.

Can you feel this void moon..?…it is pregnant with possibilities…
cool, yeah..?

…from behind the veil…


Loretta Lynn & Patsy Cline
These are my refrigerator magnets.  Obviously, I love these gals.
The first one I bought was the Patsy magnet. I was in Nashville, at the Ernest Tubb record store, across the street from Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, which is right behind the Grand Olde Opry.
Incidentally, in 1961, Loretta was singing some of Patsy’s songs live on the radio from the Ernest Tubb record store, when Patsy heard her (she was recovering from a car crash in the hospital at the time) and asked her husband, Charlie, to go and fetch Loretta – she wanted to meet her.  Loretta was thrilled and a life – long friendship was born.  The chart below shows the transits for the car crash I am speaking of.

Patsy was a life path 5, she challenged the status quo and lived her life her way.
She was born just after the first quarter moon which indicates a life of action and crisis control – it is a moon of versatility and trailblazing.

Patsy was a raucous bawdy stand – up gal who stuck up for herself and others with strength of character and a great generosity of spirit.  Patsy was a Virgo, Capricorn Moon, with Gemini rising – Mercury chart ruler.

Mercury is at 29 (culmination degree) of Leo conjunct the nadir.  Virgo stellium in the 4th house of feeling.  Mercury conjunct Jupiter – that amps up any and all forms of self – expression.  Tightly conjunct Neptune the inspired musician – all the feelings from the well of water – felt and soaked up from others – comes pouring out through the divine vehicle – the voice.  Patsy has this entire Virgo stellium trine Capricorn Moon in the 7th.  She sang with such great depth of feeling and eloquently expressed each turn of phrase, each note.  Great singers practice control and restraint.

Patsy was a strong woman who stood up to record execs and promoters – she demanded cash on the barrelhead, ‘no dough, no show’.  She had top billing and maintained control of her career when many women were considered secondary to the higher paid male stars, and were treated as such.
Patsy was the first woman in country music to perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall, and in 1962, she was also the first woman in country music to headline her own show in Vegas.

Patsy also has a stellium in the second house, the natural house of Taurus.  When Patsy was 13, she had a serious case of rheumatic fever (Mars) and she almost died (Pluto).  When she recovered, she discovered she had developed a booming voice. (Venus rules Taurus, the throat).

This 2nd house stellium is in opposition to Saturn in Capricorn (it rules, strong placement) in the 8th.  Patsy had perseverance in the face of death (8th house), that’s for sure. The focal planet of her T-Square is Uranus in Aries.  Uranus is Mars flavored, and Patsy was known to be very down to earth and ‘one of the guys’, fond of telling bawdy jokes and cutting up while downing a few at the bar.  Uranus rules the 11th house, so she was an outspoken maverick, a strong what you see is what you get  woman.

Uranus square to Saturn and square the 2nd house stellium with Pluto dovetailing between Mars and Venus and she was a powerhouse catalyst for all those in her circle, women and  men.  I mean not only her inner circle, but Cancer being Moon (public) ruled, her audience and the music industry as well.

As I mentioned above, the transits are for the time of Patsy’s 1961 car crash.  She was thrown through the windshield and again, nearly died.  The 3rd house is short distance travel, (accident happened in Nashville) and Mars (accidents) is coming to conjunct Uranus in the 3rd house.  North Node throws a beneficial influence over Mercury (rules travel) by conjunction.  Sun does as well by sextile.

Note also that a Saturn return indicates a new perspective on life, reaching a stage of growth and reflection, as well as karmic meetings.  The accident spurred Patsy to a renewed faith and brought her a karmic gift – she met Loretta Lynn. (click)
If you are wondering about the title – Patsy called her friends Hoss, men & women alike.



Pictured below is Nostradamus, and his natal chart.  He was famous for writing over 900 rhymed quatrains (four-lined poems) filled with hidden prophecies that predicted the future for 10 centuries.  He lived during the Renaissance and was astrologer to royalty and nobles in Salon.  Nostradamus is a 9 life path; a humanitarian.  He was also a herbalist, healer, physician and linguist.

His bio:

When learning astrology, this chart struck me because of the obvious water trines.  Water houses (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) are the intuitive, psychic houses; they delve deep, are mysterious.

Moon in Scorpio gives depth of feeling and a keen, penetrating insight into the mysteries of life and death; as well as a tendency to keep true feelings under wraps.

Uranus, the planet that will not take the bit is somewhat quieted in the 12th house of Pisces.  It is quietly, secretly, rebellious – hiding prophetic messages within secret texts, for instance.  Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury (the communicator), and is an intuitive planet working in a mystical house.
Jupiter (generosity, philosophy) is exalted in nurturing Cancer; conjunct an angle- making it even more powerful.  Saturn and Mars are both uncomfortable in Cancer, but I feel they give a steady anchor to home and roots so that when the waves of visions may come, the seer is not adrift.

Sun in Capricorn (honors, fame, time) conjunct Mercury (writing) with Neptune (mysticism) all in the tenth house of ‘how the world sees you’ shows the prophetic legacy Nostradamus left the world.