Bling Bucks

Mark Wagner

Trade / Balance.

I have seen all sorts of bills in my day.
Venus into Leo and I am writing about $$ vanity & money $$

Glamorous greenbacks.
Currency clout, bling bucks…
Wondering who is on the $10,000 bill ?

I have Mercury in Libra at MC, where does our money go (public is Libra, 7th) and what does it communicate ?
How many slang terms for Moola ?
This one cracked me up, a funny moment in a double shift that brought a big grin.
I still have it, I do have Venus in Leo 8th after all.

These are all over the place in Iowa, since NORML is going strong there.

Then there are the Where’s George bills – enter the serial # and track the movements of Venus all over the states.  I tracked one as far as the local pharmacy, before that it was in Georgia somewhere.  I was curious where it had been.  I have Aquarius (curiosity) on 2nd, Venus in Leo (curious cat on 8th of research) conjunct Jupiter (long distance travel).
Venus sure does get around . . . (soz, couldn’t resist !)

How is your cash FLOW ?

Look at Venus.
Look to how Venus is aspected:
trine (harmonious); square (tense, difficult); opposition (dealing with others) or sextile (opportunities).

What is going on in your Earth houses – the wealth triad, the material plane ?
See Oprah below (2nd, 6th, 10th)

Look at Second House (personal earnings)
Look at Eighth House (joint finances)

Have a peek at Margaret’s chart interp, she has great $$ aspects.

Also note Oprah Winfrey’s natal Grand Air Trine: Sun, Mercury, Venus in 2nd house Aquarius, trine Jupiter in Gemini 6th, trine Neptune in 10. Pluto in Leo 8th opposes all her Aquarius, squares her Mars in Scorpio (focal planet in T Square).  Oprah is a powerfully driven businesswoman, using her unusual gift for communicating.  She is the queen guru of pop culture talk show healing on a mass scale.



Tonights sky

Moon and Jupiter conjunct in Taurus in a Grand Earth Trine
with Mars in Virgo and Venus conjunct Pluto in Capricorn

Slow and sweet as molasses right now…..enjoy it while it lasts.

Hold your toes steady on the Venus balance beam.
(Saturn is in Venus ruled Libra opposite -(compromise)- Venus ruled Taurus)

Take a deep breath ~ be limber and  strong  ~> radical Uranus dismount & Full Lunar Eclipse on the 10th.

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presto change – o

Venus (love, art) is cozing right up onto Pluto’s (sex, morph) lap in Capricorn (earth, clay !) & they are in a grand earth trine with Jupiter (it ahem, expands) in sensual Taurus, and Mars (desire) is in Virgo (the Virgin ha, yeah right !) and ummm, earthy signs, are well… e a r t h y

click : Bruce Bickford claymation



Partial Solar Eclipse November 25, 12:10 AM CST, USA.
Visible to New Zealand, The Cape of South Africa, Antarctica.

If you have ?? about visibility of this eclipse, or science ?? regarding eclipses in general, click – here.

Now I delve into the astrology !   Micro & Macro YaY !  (rubs hands together)
Pictured below is the astrology of the eclipse, though keep in mind the energy of an eclipse will be felt before and after the actual eclipse.

Eclipses are signposts indicating new directions in life, both personally and globally.

Events prior to the eclipse can signal what issues will be brought to the table in the coming months, both personally and globally.   The energies surrounding the eclipse are in flux ~ ride the wave ~ we are approaching the dark of the moon on the 25th.

Dark Moons are times of introspection and quiet, a time of planting your seeds for fresh new beginnings that will expand with the waxing of the moon.  Conversely, a solar eclipse is a very outward, ego powered opportunity for leadership and co-operation.

This eclipse is in Sagittarius, making Jupiter (rules Sagittarius) the Lord of the Eclipse.  Sagittarius loves to have friends, and lots of them from all over the world.  Jupiter is the exploring philosopher, the optimistic teacher who likes to have fun.   Jupiter also expands whatever it touches and it is in Venus ruled Taurus.  Taurus is patient, dedicated, hard-working and practical and they want and need security – both financially and in love (Venus).


You can see by the eclipse chart above there is a Grand Earth Trine, that’s material goods, wealth, recognition and success.  Jupiter is in slow and steady earth, building something big with a fiery creative Sagittarius Venus (money, art, earnings, kindness) with a perfectionist Mars bringing the practical power behind the climb.

Uranus, which can be one heck of a wild card is square both Venus and Pluto – so set intentions to be malleable in the face of changes.  Don’t back yourself into a corner financially.  Yes, that means personally and globally.

Did I mention Jupiter, Lord of the eclipse rules bankers ? Well, it does- and it is opposite (a call for compromise) responsible, thrifty Saturn in the sign of the scales of balance, Libra.  What does that tell you..?  exactly.

The quincunx from the solar eclipse point to Jupiter, the ruler of the eclipse ?!
Whoa ! ~ That indicates adaptation and improvisation.  In this case it indicates a regeneration and transformation of character, both personally and globally – a need for adjustment between wants, needs, and ethics.   It is a growing awareness that greed will no longer work for any of us – personally or globally.

Note that Uranus is at 0 degrees in Aries – and it is trine the eclipse degree – that’s a major jumpstart !
Uranus is the rebel; Aries, the pioneer –  first out of the gate to start something new ~>
Imagine all the fabulous new things you can do with the power of an optimistic solar eclipse behind you in the sign of expansion and enthusiasm.

There is a kite with Neptune and Chiron (the only body in water in this chart) at the spiritual helm.  Neptune is inspiration, idealism, spiritual intelligence and yes, suffering.  Neptune just went direct and is building up steam to get the heck out of Aquarius, and Chiron, the healer has already passed into Pisces, which is the sign of divine, faith-driven healing.

Chiron is blazing a trail for Neptune to follow ~ this is a good positive influence, bringing mass attention to the bigger scheme of earthkind / Gaia / Cosmos healing on a global scale.

Mars is in Virgo (Virgo is Mercury or Chiron ruled- depending on who you ask) and Mars is the focal planet of the kite.  Clever Virgo Mars delivers communications regarding the health of the general public via the internet – completely circumventing the useless corporate owned mass media.

Neptune and Chiron opposite Mars in the 12th ~> that’s the Jedi, the sacred warrior – forcing change through spiritual stealth instead of direct confrontation.  Yes, light sabers are deadly, I know.  I am referring here to thought light sabers, the higher octaves and qualities of healing in action with Mars being the blade that cuts away the unnecessary thoughts.  This is the pen (mind) is mightier than the sword aspect. 

Mercury (perception, logic, communication of kinds) is Quintile –gifts direct from spirit- Chiron the philosopher/healer.  Mercury is the Lightbearer for the Physical Sun & this is a Solar Eclipse.  Mercury holds the torch of intellect to alight the the path before ego arrives.  This aspect results in healing thoughts and perceptions.

The Eclipse point, North Node of Destiny, Mercury Rx, and Venus all in Sagittarius in a rolling conjunction (with Pluto popping out on the end in Capricorn) means all these energies are pinging off the eclipse vibe as well.  That is a lot of energy finding internal and external balance (solar / lunar) and expression regarding the philosophy of where are we going on a personal and mass global scale.

Manifest your best destiny and ride the eclipse wave~

In closing, although this eclipse is only visible to portions of Antarctica, New Zealand and the Cape of South Africa, it is felt by all earthkind via the energy grid, similar to the rolling conjunction I mentioned earlier.

Also, after the eclipse occurs, every planet that moves over the eclipse degree, (by conjunction, opposition or trine) pings a bit of its energy into the eclipse vibe for months afterward.  With that in mind, choose your thoughts and manifest wisely in the days to come…


plotting Pluto

Hello folks,
Lessons learned, Pluto-style are up to bat in today’s card reading.

You choose the meanings for each card as they relate to your personal Plutonic experience.
All intentions of this spread to bring the most benevolent insightful outcome for all…

Pluto direct                         Pluto retrograde                          Pluto direct

Pluto goes direct on 09.16.2011 in Capricorn at 4 degrees.
Check out which house Capricorn falls into in your chart for where your life will begin moving forward after the internal engines of transformation erupt forth new life.
(Retrograde is forcing inner metamorphosis, direct brings lessons from the depths to the surface)

This day is the vibration of 2.
Two = splitting the zygote, receptivity, union, sensitivity, duality, diplomacy and balance.

Fun times on the 16th as Venus opposes Uranus while Mars squares the Moon / Jupiter conjunction.
Luckily, Neptune is on the bench and a Grand Earth trine keeps things steady as she goes, Capt’n.

Here’s the card that gets to the bottom of things (underside of deck):

may your lessons learned give birth to a magnificent phoenix


Gaia breathes

Odd that after my ‘breathing‘ post the other day, I was wondering why I didn’t think of including info about how the Earth breathes….then the US gets earthquakes.  She has been breathing for millions of years; very slowly, and at a lower vibration than humans, but breathing nonetheless.

See Pangea at left for a visual of how the continents looked millions of years ago, before plate tectonics moved the earth by the addition of new ground rising up, and older pushing below.

From Aug 22-24, several earthquakes hit regions where they do not normally occur.  Several small pre-cursor quakes out in Cali– nothing new there, they take their juice shaken most days anyway–then a 5.3 near the Colorado/New Mexico border, a few small ones near the New Madrid fault, then soon after a 5.8 in Virginia.

(Click here for USGS, then click animation to view the sequence of recent earthquakes)

I have been reading Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home by Rupert Sheldrake. In his book, he mentions earthquake prediction via animal behavior, also known as Etho-Geological Forecasting.

Chart for the time of quake indicates chart ruler, Pluto (earth shifts) in Capricorn (material world), in square to Uranus (vibrations,quakes) in the 4th house of home and property, in square to Mars (energy) which is in opposition to Pluto.  Mars (activity) square Saturn (bedrock, Earth), which is also square Pluto.  Be aware these aspects are in cardinal signs (crisis, activity, action).
(see big red square)

There is also a grand Earth trine involving Jupiter (expansion), Venus (sensations) and Sun (government buildings) with metamorphic Pluto.

How to reduce earthquake dangers.

Blue Mooneptune

“I was determined to carve out a music of my own.  I didn’t want to copy anybody.” 

~May I introduce the ‘Father of Bluegrass’,  Mr. Bill Monroe.

Changing the face of American music forever, Bill Monroe founded the Monroe Brothers, later the Bluegrass Boys; culling the best pickers around to play in his band – including Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and much later, Peter Rowan.

For five decades they created the ‘high lonesome’ sound.

I was very pleased to see his chart-> it’s another astrological slam-dunk, folks !

Virgo Bill Monroe is a life path 7.

Sevens are mystics, intellectuals- they are the builders of bridges between worlds.

Obviously a grand earth trine (ease of energies) anchored by rebel Uranus in hard-working Capricorn.  You don’t get to be the best without a LOT of practice and perseverance in your craft.

Neptune (rules string instruments) at the apex of the kite, exalted in Cancer. 

A kite formation indicates strong energies passing with ease along the trine, and more difficult energies in the opposition.

Uranus in Bill’s case is the inventive quality of his music expressed through the opposition with musical Neptune.  Powerful Mars in the dexterous sign of Gemini in square (inner conflict) to Virgo stellium, which includes Sun (Ego, spirit, creativity), Mercury (communication) and Venus (art, music) indicates Bill’s exacting work- Virgos are precise; seeking perfection.

He was also very demanding of those he played with.

Moon (feelings) conjunct Saturn (work, concentration) in methodical Taurus (ruled by Venus, his art) meant his music was his life, plain and simple.

Moon, exalted in Taurus, rules the throat.
Hello High Lonesome ! 

Uranus (rules vision) opposite Neptune (rules suffering as well as transcendence) indicates his life-long vision problems.

Saturn (time, building, father) conjunct Moon (public) shows the legacy of bluegrass music Bill has created, as well as the moniker, ‘Father of Bluegrass.’

“You know, I never wrote a tune in my life. All that music’s in the air around you all the time. I was just the first one to reach up and pull it out.” – Bill Monroe