Gayatri Mantra


Om bhur bhuvah svaha
Tat savitur varenyam
Bhargo devasya dhimahi
Dhiyo yonah prachodayat

Praise to the source of all things.
It is due to you that we attain true happiness on all planes.
It is due to your transcendent nature that you are being worshipped and adored.
Ignite us with your all pervading light.
(translation via Deva Premal)

Happy Full Moon Peeps


Maven of Monstrous Moons

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Full Moon 14 Cancer
Jan 4 Chicago 10:53pm
Jan 5 London 4:53am
Melbourne 3:53pm
Maldives 9:53am

Hands up – who is having a word vomit moon ? Truth spewing misunderstandings all over the shop ?
>>> Feelings meet wildharecard metamorphosis that is Uranus square Pluto/Sun with an undertow of emo, touchy feely Moon strong in ruling house – quincunx Saturn.

Smoldering agitation with likelihood of emo/cerebral lightning strikes !  Deluge of desires including lust, power, achievement, recognition and make it snappy !  See me ( ! ) bursts of Saturnian work frustration square Neptune in Piscesan fog and dispersion.  Arcane moments of clarity/convergence coupled with wounding/healing unearthing private revelations.  YES.

1 – Tonight I had a talk with my mother, who has incoming Full Moon on Pluto opposing her Sun and Mercury.  On Christmas Eve she said to my nephew who has recently been writing for a newspaper, “we’ve never had a writer in the family before”.
What.   ?! !
As you can imagine, this went over with me like a #@(*%&@ ?!  lead balloon.  Moon opposite Neptune girl.  It is what it is.  I had an instant fit that passed quickly – ya know helladays and all – tba aka: to be addressed…later.

2 – Then I wrote something equally surprising suggestive/revealing with t. Venus trine my natal Uranus/Sun.  Ah well.  Is true.  It’s out there in public now, may as well roll with it.  I have Moon trine Virgo Pluto/Uranus/Sun…saying what I feel often works in my favor as personal growth if nothing else.  I am learning firsthand Venus on Venus is charming, pleasingly flirty, magnetic.  It is what it is.

So what is in store for you ?  Keep an eye on
– house Aries (Uranus focal of T-Square at 12)  for massive inner growth
as you deal with the hardballs (co-operation) others are pitching you between

-houses Cancer (Moon 14) in opposition to Capricorn (Pluto 13/Sun 14)

Signs/houses to read for inner growth: Aries 1, Taurus 12, Gemini 11, Cancer 10, Leo 9, Virgo 8, Libra 7, Scorpio 6, Sagittarius 5, Capricorn 4, Aquarius 3, Pisces 2
All houses are in the dropdown menu above this post.

Signs/houses to read for peace talks: Aries/Libra 4/10, Taurus/Scorpio 3/9, Gemini/Sagittarius 2/8, Cancer/Capricorn 1/7, Leo/Aquarius 6/12, Virgo/Pisces 5/11

Also note Nodes of Destiny are squaring this lunation.  The future is upon us – like it or not – and it is Venus-ruled. ~> Interp here.  The past – take the best – leave the rest !
Squares lead to growth via friction and work.

Note also that Chiron sextiles Sun/Pluto from Pisces, so believe in healing through the wounds.  Have compassion for yourself as well as others.  Forgive and move on.  The healer is also healed.

peace, balance, love with sex
…and industry
Happy First Full Moon of 2015, may they all be bright and bearing blessings. 

Gneiss Moon

brakes & breaks

photo 14Mary-El Tarot

Flashpoint insights for all
Left card leading up to Full Moon in Cancer – full moon interp here
Right card – energies culminating
Spirit card aka crux of sitch below

1 She’s horned -balance sought between Aries Uranus and heavy Capricorn energy. Capricorn Venus Rx 22 nearly on Sun 19, Pluto 11 – Mercury ready to blaze out into Aquarius in 4 days.
Thoughts are heavy, balance is key.
Saturn rules brakes; Venus, balance.

Disks represented [that ironically keep the eyes closed after death] are the Sun looking out and Moon looking in.  Capricorn/Saturn is the veil of flesh that contains us separated from others, individuals unto ourselves.  Coin Athena (Sun) is wise, looking out; Coin Moon, Janus (god of doorways) looks into the great subconscious pit, the cave within.  Odin is also represented – the shaman, the oracle bringer hanging upside down from the world tree to obtain enlightenment – seeing both worlds, he gained insight, created Runes, lost an eye.

Balance of payment – very 2 pents as we grow towards full moon.
Check what house Cancer lands in for you – insights forthcoming !

Also consider a breakdown is likely before a breakthrough, via Saturn/Pluto/Uranus.
Trust the process – this is not a singular event, rather a series of growth events.
Capricorn gives us pause, we brake, slow to work “it” out.

Just keep swimming, climbing…

2 Ravens, Huginn and Muninn were the eyes of Odin – they would fly into the world and return with news – their names mean thought, memory.  Memory is Moon, Full Cancer Moon especially so, the house of the womb and the tomb.  Family tree with roots that go deep into the earth, the past – branches that climb high into the future sky.
aka: Capricorn Cancer axis.  Sword queen is deftly communicating, thinking in all realms – (over thinking, perhaps) –  she is the tough loner with a curious mind, brilliant wit & sharp tongue to match.

This lunation is a thinking, feeling, value shifting culling moon.

Full Moon will see Cancer Moon opposite Capricorn Sun – what have/are we accomplishing in our part of history ?  What is our puzzle piece and where do we fit in ? We are thinking it over – feeling it over as well – our slow return to balance.

Full moon reveals.

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Spirit card
Thoughts and feelings we project into the world are our sailing ships…being calm, supportive of ourselves and others will bring the highest return for all of us.
A message of love from someone who has your back.


good trades

Full Moon 25 Cancer
ull Moon perfects in Cancer 10, opposite Sun in Capricorn 4.

Again a vibe of Cardinals pushing the envelope.

Initiating fresh starts, diving headfirst, what’s over here ?  Let’s find out !
Are you coming ?  I’m having you for dinner. Hurry UP !
Cooking in my own stew – PoPped out fooled you.  Hiding shell in plain sight.

Feelings, home, family expansion in co-op w Pluto, Venus, Mercury in Capricorn.
Collectively we see the value in changing how we trade and deal.

Home kindred, philosophy, transformation thereof meets social responsibility, career ambitions – – we see how we foster thought hearts blooming in one another.

Saturn in Scorp trines this culminating Full Moon; sextiles Sun & Venus Rx while in mutual reception with Pluto. Reconfigure the tired notions of self, kindred, tribe.

Nod to Uranus – crack the whip MOoOoVE it on UP – get inventive, social, brave – emotionally & creatively connect with those of like values, heart/mind set.

Neptune trine NNode perfecting at Full Moon
How do you feel about the trade ?
Sun quintiles Uranus – the results might surprise even you.

Peace Love
Gneiss Lunations

Full STOP.

In my sex fantasy, nobody ever loves me for my mind.
Nora Ephron

For the record, I love both quotes.
You know where I am going with this, right ?

Polarities !

Yesterday, I was watching people get into a snit over (whispers)  s e x .
You know,
one of those words too horrible to utter.
I found it comical, really.  The horrible word was not uttered, only implied, leaving the door wide open for personal interpretation, which of course revealed itself to be ahem rather problematic. lol

I have Venus conjunct Jupiter conjunct Fortuna in Leo – Venus is love; Jupiter expands.  Fortuna is success and innate talents. 
Leo is ruled by the Sun; Leo rules the heart and romance. 
I happen to love LOVE
 –  just in case you needed me to back up my claims with cosmic proof – well, there it is.

It could be noted that my benefics (along with Pluto) are in the 8th house…
(whisper)  Make of that what you will.

Venus, Jupiter and Fortuna are benefics – the houses they live in and the planets they influence are to some extent, graced.

Keep in mind:
Your particular planetary contacts and aspects make all the difference.

Enter polarities –
Venus can be loving or vain.
Jupiter expansive or E X P A N S I V E.
Jupiter square Neptune could mean drowning in liquor, for instance.
I know this aspect all too well.

Flipside –
Jupiter delivers honor, charity, knowledge.

Another example of a benefic getting twisty . . .

Venus attracts, binds.

Venus conjunct Mars loves and fights
– in Aries, fights more
– in Taurus/Libra, loves more

Venus square Mars fights internal battles over animal passions.
Venus opposite Mars means someone else is provoking the love/lust lessons.
Venus trine Mars is smooth sailing – love and lust are balanced, neither dominates.

 In a diurnal chart
– Jupiter is more beneficial
– Venus is less beneficial

In a nocturnal chart
– Jupiter is less beneficial
– Venus is more beneficial

The Luminaries (Sun and Moon) are also considered beneficial.

Sun is honor, hope, awareness.
Moon is instincts, imagination, serenity.

In a diurnal chart, planets above the horizon are more powerful.
In a nocturnal chart, planets below the horizon are more powerful. 

Planets within 15 degrees of a conjunction to Sun are combust, or overpowered by the Sun’s rays – their energies are lessened.

Moon is stronger when
– waxing in the natal chart
– placed above the horizon In a nocturnal chart

– below the horizon in a diurnal chart

Planetary malefics are Mars and Saturn: they are often points of struggle.

Mars fights and cuts
Saturn slows, or flat-out roadblocks energy.

Saturn is a diurnal planet and more problematic when
– in a nocturnal chart.

Mars is a nocturnal planet and more problematic when
– in a diurnal chart

Mercury is dual
– it is considered diurnal when rising; nocturnal when setting

 – it sides with benefics through aspects or house placement
 – the opposite is true with malefics
Polarites and factoids galore: munch on that awhile. . .
SEE how complicated ! ?  This IS actually a study, not some shizz I made up.
The LoonieLunarLoveZombieMoshpit (nod to MM) is the least of my concerns.
I am busy honing my skill set.



Saturn sextiles Pluto – mutual reception – each in each others ruling house, they are for all intents and purposes working very well together, they have a strong energetic connection, like a psychic linkage.

Your Scorpio (Saturn) and Capricorn (Pluto) houses are where immense growth is possible – USE what you HAVE, follow your INSTINCTS, what you DESIRE is within reach.  This is one of many messages this Cancer Full Moon is delivering. more here

Jupiter Rx is the apex of a Yod – it is quincunx both Saturn and Pluto, both of which sextile each other.  Changes will be in progress through the strain on energies of Jupiter Rx in Gemini.  Visionary thinking turned inward.  Faith and thoughts of bonds expressed quietly, unconventionally.  Gemini is dual, seeing both sides of ethical dilemmas is likely.

How and what do you believe ?
How do you approach ceremony ? committment ?
What are your personal truths ?  your deal breakers ?

Ye olde traditional ways of SEEing your houses of Scorpio and Capricorn may be misleading – get innovative, be clever, flirt with ideas – choose carefully what to reveal, what to teach, what bridges to build and to whom. 

Who or what are your allies ?  your totems ?
Definition of totem: an object (as an animal or plant) serving as the emblem of a family or clan and often as a reminder of its ancestry; also: a usually carved or painted representation of such an object

Very Full Cancer Moon, yes ? 
Family, roots and ancestors, earth allies.

Mercury (in Sagittarius) and Jupiter Rx (in Gemini) are also in mutual reception, feeling a strong energetic connection, a psychic link.  Revolutionary thinking is expansive, yet also internalized.

I wrote before, this lunation calls for a separation of hopes, a choice of some kind.
Ditch one thing, keep another – the duality of Gem and Sag – coupled with the loss inherent to Pluto, and the building inherent to Saturn. 
 With this in mind, I have been cleaning, getting rid of the material dross (Saturn sextile Pluto) in my home and in my life.  Pluto has been dredging up oodles of Martian personality traits – particularly through dealings with others (Pluto in my first – opposite seventh).
 Life is made for lessons, and I am getting them in spades – Matrix downloads – one right after another. Teachers are coming out of the woodwork – reflecting – what I don’t want to be, and also what I am striving for.  

Mirrors are ruled by Moon and Mercury – fitting for the current astro.
A good friend (a Sagittarius) pointed this out to me, so I share this with everyone in hopes we all can enter a more positive loving future, together.

Wrote about Gayatri Mantra here after I saw MOMIX botanica. Two similar translations are offered there, if you are an expert in Sanskrit and can do better, by all means, please do so.

With love, even the rocks will open.
Hazrat Inayat Khan


Ponderation & complexities

To the extent that we honor all aspects of ourselves, we remove revulsion, self-hate, horror and terror from our lives.  As whole human beings we are the creatures of the greatest complexity on this planet.  Respect for this complexity includes our insisting on acceptance of the inconsistent and incongruous.  – Theodore Rubin

Tuesday December 25
Moon into Gemini 1:13am CST,USA
Mars into Aquarius 6:49am

Friday December 28
Full Moon in Cancer 4:21am CST,USA

Lunation moves toward Full in Cancer, so feelings are whoa off the scale, as is feminine energy, home and family matters, our collective instincts are Grrrowing to FULL ON OVERDRIVE.  Capricorn Sun conjunct Pluto opposes Full Moon and the whole caboodle squares Uranus in Aries.  New Action will be taken.

Current astro is most certainly shoving the metamorphic goods down my throat.  (Yes, throat. Transit Pluto is trine my natal Toro Moon, Uranus conjunct natal Saturn Rx ruler)
My life has come to a point of do or die.  Astrology is absoulutely fecking brilliant ! I am watching the planets influence and guide me – they are also a giant celestial map of energies at play for all of us as a whole.  Like a cosmic hurdy-gurdy, planetary energies hit notes to create a song. 

Those of you with Neptune near the last solar eclipse degree (21 degrees Scorp) will be feeling the approach of the North Node of Destiny which is at 25 degrees Scorp (NN always moves retrograde) at the moment.  Leo and Aquarius are facing inner changes leading towards the future as Toro is being shown how to leave the past behind.

This lunation will be bringing illumination to your house of Cancer, Capricorn will likely deliver it via Sun conjunct Pluto.  I could deliver you a rosy photograph of how Sun and Pluto is metamorphosis, rebirth and all things shiny and brand new – okay I AM delivering you that rosy photograph – it IS TRUE.

First you must develop the negative of the photograph.  The pain, Pain, PAIN that only the Scorpion knows.  Childbirth, vomiting, death, the loss of everything you hold dear are examples of Plutonic energy.  Pluto goes deep to purge the garbage.  Sun conjunct Pluto opposing Moon will bring shifts of feelings, ego – subconscious forces may emerge and power-tripping / ego hits / disappointments can be all over the shop.  Fair Warning !  Keep in mind Plutonic benders lead to healthier rebirthing.  When you come out the other side – all will be completely changed.

This Sun/Pluto opposes Moon : something or someone is Gone with the Wind (Jupiter Rx in Gemini ) and the aching loss of it, the acute realization is the breaking of Jupiter.  

Hope for one thing must be relinquished for another hope to survive and thrive.
Gemini comes in twos as does Sagittarius (Jupiter rules).  Jupiter Rx in Gemini is the apex of two quincunxes – Saturn in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn – mutual reception.
Loss – breakdown – restructuring.

Jupiter Rx in Gemini allows a bit of wiggle room to offset the fixed energies – Jupiter Rx is where a reshaping and reforming of thinking, values, ethics and philosophies will take place – so check your Gemini house changes INCOMING !

Also note Gemini 3rd (Mercury) and Sagittarius 9th houses rule teachers.  At the time of this lunation, Mars will have entered Aquarius in trine to Jupiter Rx in Gemini – Mars is the blade, the weapon.  Bills are Mercury, laws are Jupiter –  there is much debate of gun control in the US, as there should be after senseless deaths of young Sandy Hook schoolchildren.

We are emotionally supported by the energies of a Grand Water Trine (partly separating, but I’ll take it !) Cancer Full Moon (applying to) Scorpio Saturn and Pisces Neptune / Chiron.  Consider that a blessing as Neptune/Chiron THE HEALERS also sextile Sun/Pluto the usurpers and destroyers.  Opportunities for massive growth are bunking up in houses Pisces and Scorpio – use them !

Sun conjunct Pluto in Capricorn shines daylight on HOW death may turn to be of USE, a rebirth follows death – ALWAYS.
Gun laws must be re-examined – we must stop these senseless killing sprees.  Also think of outdated principles of inefficient big business corps, overtaxing, draining OUR RESOURCES on and in Mother Earth, for instance.  Haven’t we all lost faith in big corps, big govt and their shoddy practices of raping and pillaging both our earth and people for profits ?

And wtf are corps/govt’s so gung-ho to poison everyone and thing on the planet ?
I LIVE here, DRINK here, EAT here. 
I don’t want a bunged up pineal gland from swallowing too much fluoride, I don’t want genetically modified crops, and I most certainly do not want clearcut rainforests and palm oil in everything from toothpaste to cereals.  I have gone organic, buying reverse osmosis H20 asap, I’ve simply HAD IT with sneaky corps and their purposely misleading labelling and lies.  DONE.

Apply the same principles (the micro) to you and your life. 
What must die in order for you to make the best USE of your TIME and ENERGY ?
Where is your future path leading you ? Look to 25 degrees of Leo and Aquarius for where change is being forced.   The same of 25 Taurus – this is what must be left behind in order for your future to unfold.  (NNode is not a physical point in space, yet the energies of these houses offer clues to where work must be done.)  My King of Wands has just been Knighted – well cracked over the head with North Node, really.  (Jupiter in Leo)

Mercury (25 degrees) conjuncts Venus and Galactic Center (27 degrees) in Sagittarius.  Visionary thinking regarding money, love, partnership and harmony is pouring in from the cosmos (and out of earth towards the cosmos) while Mercury quintiles Chiron.  Picture the energetic geometric grids: conduits crisscrossing the planet, smaller scale it is also in your body via nerves (which by the way Gemini rules) and nervous system.  The same is true of everything in the known and unknown universe – we are all connected like the spiral of a spiders web (Saturn rules the physical world) that circles ever outward.
( ( ( ripples ) ) )

Now we get our heads (Gemini) right, and work towards our futures.
Be patient, loving and use your energies wisely.