I WILL Remain

cosmic head animatedFear.
Fear is ruled by Saturn, Neptune.  The octaves of thought perception: Mercury and Uranus also factor highly (anxiety).
Strong placements of these planets, hard aspects to them (especially Sun/Moon) will indicate a tendency toward fear (difficulty).  Hard aspects to the 8th or 12th house will indicate (repressed) fears. *

Mars strong in good aspect indicates fearlessness – the same holds true for Pluto, the higher octave of Mars, and aspects to it.

What is the primal baseline ?
1. Fight
2. Flight
3. Freeze

What actions are taken in a fearful moment depends on the natal chart.*
As well as progressions of said natal chart and transits to both.  Planetary energies will lend support and confidence or add to stress and panic to what is present in the natal.

Being a Capricorn rising (Saturn-ruled) with Mercury at high noon, Uranus conjunct Sun and Moon opposite Neptune most highly aspected with squares to the 8th, I am familiar with fear.  I have been working on it for years…now it is more akin to caution I work to keep my mega-reckless Mercury/Uranus/Sagittarius energy in check.

I will 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.
Litany against fear, DUNE

Living a life full of fear, trauma and flashbacks often leads to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms outlined here and here.
How to begin healing PSTD here.  Differing forms here. 

Hard aspects (see above) to these planets may indicate fear and/or trouble involving:
Sun – life, father, children, that which you create
Moon – home, family, mother, women, emotions, public
Mercury – thinking, speaking, neighbors, children, driving
Venus – love, money, relationships, bonds, disharmony
Mars – aggression, men, competition, leading, fire
Jupiter – wide outdoors, flying/foreign, stupidity, clergy, judges
Saturn – small spaces, age, falling, breaking, caves, change
Uranus – cages, boredom, electrics, abandonment (no ground), heights
Neptune – that which is hidden/confusing, lies, lack of art/empathy, noisy crowds
Pluto – superficiality, transparency, apathy, peacefulness

Keep in mind the hard aspects ensure growth ala friction.  Trines and sextiles are fabulous grace periods but not particularly keen on forcing flowerings.  Just sayin’.

May you face your fears and remain

Gneiss Moon

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


Crux of Knowing

tumblr_m5h6l8Li9R1qg5kymo1_r1_500July 20
Saturn Direct 16 Scorpio
Reykjavik 8:35pm
Chicago 3:35pm
July 21
Melbourne 6:35am
Maldives 1:35am
December 23 Saturn into Sagittarius

Saturn has been fine tuning house Scorpio since October 5, 2012; revising/retrograde since March 2, 2014; it is soon direct, and finally out of shadow, October 26; into Sagittarius December 23, 2014.

Trial and error was likely part of your Saturn Rx experience, for Saturn delivers TESTS. Reconfiguring past/work/goals through canny observation, perseverance and research will serve us well in the weeks ahead. Patience pays – focused work will lead to smarter, streamlined goals/power/structures as our energies move forward with drayhorse Saturn direct. 

Saturn stations direct with Pisces Chiron onside – use what you know you have to find balance.  Chiron indicates using your special gifts earned through your personal trials, while Saturn releases the problematic past in order to reform a better future. These two are all about learning how to heal through release.

Note: nuns are Saturn, Pisces. These chicks are Scorpio witchy Bene Gesserit nuns.  No mess.  Fair warning.

terminator tt tricityJuly 21
Uranus Retrograde 16 Aries
Chicago 9:53pm
July 22 
Reykjavik 2:53am
Maldives 7:53am
Melbourne 12:53pm

Uranus in Aries since May of 2010 (before GMA was born); Uranus direct December 21 at 12 degrees, it moves into Taurus in 2018.  Uranus transits by house here.

Saturn stationing direct at 16 while Uranus stations retrograde (the day after) at 16 in quincunx to one another  sets adjustments in motion for these very different energies.  Quincunx energies both desire health via pure energy expression – but they arrive at the same destination by different roads.  Saturn shows restraint, responsibilities, working steady as she goes, Capt’n.  Uranus is wild, left field, enlightenment bolts, polarities of attract/repel, eccentric.  This quincunx lasts roughly a month.

Quincunx moves us to improve wholistic health via adaptation/improvisation, changing altitude/attitude and character metamorphosis. Not as easy as it reads, believe me.  Keep what you can use, ditch the rest, metamorph what you can improve upon. 
Coal into diamonds; caterpillar into butterfly; new neural nets.

Uranus retrograde will test/reinvent/reform our reactions, our individuality, our idea schemes, we will ponder exactly what/whom/when/where we are freeing ourselves from.  We are arriving at the CRUX of KNOWING via Uranus retrograde and a series of squares with Pluto.  Look to your Aries house for deets. (see ink above)

Gift of grace:
Scorpio Saturn in mutual reception with Capricorn Pluto (while Pluto squares Aries Uranus, two more hits left) delivers a
gift of grace to the testing, perfecting, deepening of both transits/houses via an understanding – knowing the language of the country you are visiting, if you will.
They ‘get’ each other, so gung-ho radical newNewNEW Uranus will work well in reform backseat mode while these demolishers/rebuilders take center stage.

We will edit.

Slow reworking/reinvention !! brainstorming !! of the structures/foundations of our work/life/purpose means they are being built to last.

Mars is also on the move, into Scorpio on the 25th (more in another post coming up).
Ps. Second image is time travel from Terminator.  Saturn/Uranus !

Learning curves

Friday February 28
Mercury Direct 18 degrees Aquarius 8:00am CST, USA
Saturday March 1
New Moon 10 degrees Pisces 2:00am
Mars Rx 27 degrees Libra – Direct 9 degrees Libra May 19
Sunday March 2
Saturn Rx 23 Scorpio 10:20am – Direct 16 degrees Scorp July 20
Wednesday 5
Venus into Aquarius
Thursday March 6
Jupiter Direct 10 degrees Cancer

Transiting Uranus (detach) square Pluto (morph) and Jupiter Rx (higher learning) in square is delivering learning curves 24/7, yah ?

Jupiter aka: satellite dish picks up all kinds of broadband static on a good day, while Rx in Cancer, in tandem with Mercury Rx in Aquarius, information superhighways are buzzing on the down low.  Sensitivities are beyond ripe, strange harvests (Jupiter is fruit) are incoming from all sectors via dark Moon (subconscious), Aquarius (society), Pluto (the masses). 
Perspective shifts imminent.

Amplification of these vibes are on deck with shifting skies clicking into place like tumblers of a tricky lock being picked. 
(Mars rules locks; Saturn, closed doors; Mercury, keys)

Mercury direct at 18 Aquarius delivers an applying trine to Mars (Rx) in Libra, perspective shifts re: aggressive communications – scales swing to find interactive balance. Particularly true since Mars Rx also shoots a square to Venus in Capricorn – revealing inner obstacles about how we have used time, where we have been a hard ass, restricting peace talks, lost our peace of mind. 

New Moon at 10 Pisces enhanced by Chiron and in trine to Jupiter (in the last few days of Rx) will lead us into full moon at 26 Virgo March 16th.  Philosophies re healing via daily routines begin to walk the talk via focused intention setting.  See your Pisces Virgo axis for more specifics. 

Saturn Rx 23 Scorpio reveals personal obstacles re: expression of radical creative power, past ego mongering; opportunities arise to streamline work routines through reviewing past failures/successes.  Bite the bullet, suck it up, dig deep into the mines again, go all heightened awareness Bene Gesserit style and transform the poison into the water of life.  [Personal: My metronome reset, on Neptuner.]

Venus in Aquarius is a fizzy little Venus – bubbly, friendly, talkative, weird.  Venus attracts by nature; Uranus separates, lives on the wild side.  Good for astrology lovers, scientists, artistic inventions, whiz-bang hook-ups with quirky intellectual types.

Bene G'speace out


Language of the Universes

James McAvoy

Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce James McAvoy.

First time I ever saw him onscreen, it was weird… my (then) husband walked into the room and watched me (strangely, not the tv – by which he is normally transfixed).
I did not disappoint.
Reverently, I drew breath.. oOohhh Good Leto.

Dune has its own category here at Chez Luna, is my absolute favorite series of books, and Leto is my favorite character from that series.  Like Star Wars, the Chronicles of Dune changed my life, so the casting of this character in particular had to be perfect.   James nailed it.  I’ve been following his work ever since.

James is a very intense, earthy 8th house Toro Sun, 5th house Aquarius Moon, Libra Rising with .ahem. Pluto in first house – mmhello !  trine Moon. Venus (ruler) exalted in Pisces 6th conjunct DC/Mercury in Aries 7 both of which trine Jupiter in Leo 10.  Rawrr !

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En inglés: James is powerfully attractive, quick thinking, with keen instincts and gut reactions that really pay off artistically, as well as being gifted with a loving heart that is kindly in service to others.  Aside: Thank you Hugh & James for sharing the bum is rattling like berserk kids song – such a silly little thing that still makes me grin.

He’s a family man with Cancer at MC, Moon trining Pluto in the sign of relationships, Moon also sextiles Sun in the 8th.  House ruling wife has its ruler (Mars), kids (Mercury) and Venus (wife) all right there conjunct partnership DC – his wife Anne-Marie Duff is an actress as well.  They work together well and often, though I have only seen The Last Station.  Private daily life is kept so with Saturn and North Node in Virgo by the backdoor, he’s sensibly reserved but onscreen ?  POW !


Sagittarius Neptune (film) in 3 trine Mars (ruling) Aries and sextile Pluto with Sun in the 8th and Jupiter in Leo 10.  He’s enchanting, magnetic, fun and frisky but with an underlying intensity that is like a caged animal…pacing…watching.  Mercury/Venus are very strong conjunct DC – Virgo on the 12th (Mercury rules) innately senses the vibes in a room full of people via minutia, instantly.

Lucky for us, instead of following childhood dreams of becoming either a missionary or a navy man (NNode, Saturn in Virgo 12) James took an artistic path in film (Neptune), also shown by ruler of 10th in 5th.

Now for some fun Duke Leto Atreides II stuff. 
Warning – I am going DUNE – spoilers incoming.

Asteroid Leto is 68 and thrillingly bang on James’ Toro Chiron in the Venus-ruled 8th house of metamorphosis ! 
Chiron is the wounded healer mind you, and Leto did what his father the Kwisatz Haderach could not. He conquered his fear and took the burden – he became The Worm to save the universe.  Chiron/Leto trines James’ Saturn in Virgo (service) by the backdoor aka 12th house sign.  They both transform/heal/teach via art, love, the burden of work done large-scale across time. (8th house Sun ruling 11 trine Saturn in 11th)

Leto is a missionary riding on an ocean of sand.
Neptune rules (12th & oceans) missionaries; Saturn rules sand and worms.



Christ, I am such a goober, I cried just then making that connection, so now you have a strange Dune freak Plutonic astrologer lady writing about the weird ways wishes come true.  (Scorp Uran 2 trine Venus, Merc DC)
In my defense, Dune Chronicles (I am Saturn [3rd] ruled) are my very favorite books (Mercury), I have Mercury at MC and Neptune (film, fantasy) most highly aspected.  Can’t help it, I get kinda worked up about sci-fi, Dune and strange astrology connections in particular.

I find it cosmic, cool that James’ Venus is in the 6th (natural Virgo house) and exalted conjunct Mercury and this Virgo is going on about how James’ chosen art has more than rippled my pond.  Such a regular, nice, humble guy who loves his family (respect !) who when onscreen, pulls off such heart-based Plutonic prowess that I feel less alone.

I can more easily accept who I AM – by watching him work.
Thank you James, thank you.

“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.” – Frank Herbert DUNE

Saved this for last because it proves a point I feel I need to make. 
Synastry happens. 
You don’t have to date someone, live with someone or even meet someone to be profoundly moved by who they are, the vibe they give off, or the work they create.

I. had. no. idea
James got to carry the Olympic torch !
How cool is that ?!  

Venus conj Merc in Aries conj DC trine Jupes in Leo – this was obv. a big day !

Back to synastry, eg. I dated soOo many Sagittarians before I learned astrology, and I could never figure out why – until I learned it myself, began to read the symbols and translate the universal language of vibrations.   I am about as close as you can get to being a Sagittarius without actually being one, all my personal planets (+) are hooked up with Sag energy in some form or fashion.  I can pick a Sagittarius out of a crowd without even trying to.

Tons of Sag aside – I have the critical mind of a cynic – I am a Virgo with Capricorn rising, Saturn ruled  – sign/planet of being cynical.
Growing up, I thought Nancy Reagan was off her California nut scheduling everything with an astrologer.  Strangely enough, years later, I learned astrology and applied it to family, friends and everyone I admire as well as time-sensitive situations.
and the verdict is…

I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt – astrology works. 
Simple as that – it works. 
Fuck it man, if it works, I’m gonna USE it.
How’s that for Saturn.? lol.  (Capricorn/Saturn motto is: I USE.)

So what prompted that rant…?

James’ Venus is conjunct my Chiron, his art helps me feel better.  His Sun is conjunct my North Node and his spirit journey helps me find mine.  His Mars is conjunct my Saturn – (my Saturn trines my Mars) – so our Mars are trine each other – fire to fire.  We help propel each other forward via inspiration.  * see torch above ? – there ya go.

Saturn rules fear, and his delivery of my favorite quote above, was indeed, stellar – every time I think of it, I recite it with him as Leto in my head now, where once it was only me and my nebulous imagination of how Leto felt to me.  Mentally reciting it feels and is more powerful, now because James embodied that role so perfectly for me, it helped me solidify how I SEE Leto in my head.  I usually don’t imagine faces while reading, it is most important how the characters make me feel.  Yet I knew enough in a few seconds of watching to know James’ vibe was exactly right for how I imagined Leto, if that makes sense. (Prior to my astro study, btw.)  My Libra Mercury is conjunct his Pluto so I write about the powerful change his artwork creates in my thinking.  Penelope, for instance – what a sweetheart of a role that was – well played.

As if that weren’t enough, in composite (aka me here writing, pouring it all out at once with only 3 saves, which is unheard of for me) we are the vibration of: one mystic rectangle; two Grand Trines: one air, one fire – one of which is a fiery kite with Mars in Aquarius opposite Jupiter in Aries; yet another air kite has Sagittarius Neptune opposite Venus in Gemini.  If he ever googles himself and finds this, he will know I think seeing him carrying the Olympic torch is pretty darn cool (see Mars trine Mars), and I may teach (Jupiter) him a thing or two about astrology (Aquarius) and inspire him through my craft like he has inspired (Venus/Neptune) me through his…
Who knows …? 

Anything’s possible.
 ::: grin :::

Life on Mars

Eerie skies and drought grass turned my whole world golden tonight.  
It felt like life on Mars…even my cappuccino cream cat turned golden in the light.

The fall blooming clematis vine you see here at the bottom is about the only thing growing in my yard, except for my garden, which I am watering.  My gardener freak father gave me cuttings from his clematis years ago, and it now covers nearly my entire chain link fence.
Mars (cuttings) from my father (Saturn) for a fragrant garden (Venus/Libra).

How are you all doing with Mars conjunct Saturn..?
Workhorses ?
No pain, no gain ?

I have promised myself I would go to bed early tonight.  Wouldn’t lay bets on that, though.  The Mars / Saturn conjunction in Libra above us is activating my natal Mercury.  Mars trines Saturn in my natal and my progressed Mars is exalted (and conjunct Moon – so I feel like working)  in Capricorn. 

See what I mean ?!!  MarsMarsMars

Plus Grand Air Trine: Moon / Venus / Saturn + Mars – so I am writing, probably will for hours.  

Friday 3rd
Moon into Pisces 8:58am CST,USA

Tuesday 7th
Venus into Cancer 8:43am, CST, USA

Wednesday 8th
Mercury stations direct 1’26” Leo 12:40am, CST, USA

*ding* second round

Venus slides into touchie – feelie Cancer and a T-square ! 
Uranus Rx at 8’17” Aries squares both Pluto at 7’21” Capricorn and newborn Cancer Venus ~> while Venus opposes Pluto Rx.

In english for non- astro folks, presto-change -o metamorphosis regarding love, money, creative juices, feelings, home are all coming into intense focus at the same time communication matters are shifting sands…!

Mercury energies are buzzing and setting off buzzers – the change – up in energies around stations are always more keenly felt !  Mercury will then begin closing a trine to Uranus Rx – you have mail !

Who knows what, though ?!?  Uranus Rx is a total and I do mean total wildcard.
Things are about to get really interesting !

T- square tension lives in your Cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.  Any planets between 3-13 degrees are going to be feeling the heat.  Metamorph baby !
Venus will feel better to early Scorps, less so for early Libra.

Leo Mercury will station direct in trine to North Node of Destiny in Sagittarius also at one degree ( N Node is nearly into Scorp ! ).  
Fire much, lol !?
Early Sagittarius is a sweet spot for talking/ thinking it out, while early Scorp planets will begin to feel the communications get tense.

All this while Mars is conjunct Saturn.
All while Mars + Saturn trine Neptune and Chiron in Pisces.

This is some s
erious work hard and heal well astro.

Dive in !  and be ready to bob & weave, baby !

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’.
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.
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.
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 ?
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~

beyond logic

Death Valley Dunes Sunrise by KPieper

Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense.
But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.

from The Sayings of Muad’Dib by the Princess Irulan

Lucie Debelkova

The trance state of prophecy is like no other visionary experience. It is not a retreat from the raw exposure of the senses (as many trance states) but an immersion in a multitude of new movements.

Things move. It is an ultimate pragmatism in the midst of Infinity, a demanding consciousness where you come at last into the unbroken awareness that the universe moves of itself, that it changes, that its rules change, that nothing remains permanent or absolute throughout all such movement, that mechanical explanations for anything can work only within precise confinements and, once the walls are broken down, the old explanations shatter and dissolve, blown away by new movements.

The things you see in this trance are sobering, often shattering. They demand your utmost effort to remain whole, and even so, you emerge from that state profoundly changed.

The Stolen Journals

meditations on time logic intuition and chaos~

The Secret Life of Chaos