Sky & Space Salute

Uranus direct on the 10th prior to Full Lunar Eclipse !

December 10. 2011
Uranus direct zero Degrees Aries at 1:04 am, CST, USA
Full Lunar Eclipse 18 degrees Gemini: 8:36 am, CST, USA

Click here for more on this eclipse.

Uranus is odd.  It points to the odd in the natal chart.  Whatever it aspects in the natal gets a ping-zing of quirk.

Uranus is known as the awakener.   It is eccentric in natal chart operation and in orbit.  The poles of Uranus are perpendicular to the ecliptic (orbital path around the Sun) which means it kind of rolls around the sun on its equator.  Each pole will experience a 42 year day, followed by a 42 year night.

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Keck Observatory: Lawrence Sromovsky, Univ. Wisconsin-Madison

(Yes, Uranus has rings, and no they are not red, this is an infra-red camera pic.)  The reason Uranus appears such a vivid blue is the atmosphere absorbs all red wavelengths of the visible spectrum, preventing it from bouncing back into space – all we see is the blue-green spectrum of color.
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Saturn (terra firma, being grounded) is the traditional ruler of Aquarius.  The root (security) and sacral (desire) chakras are in the red color spectrum they are primal and personal, (represent being grounded).

While the blue color spectrum is the 3rd eye (intuition, pure communication) and is seeing the BIG PICTURE – it is more of a tribe vibe, being open to new possibilities, and innovations.
Uranus shifts between the two in an instant.   Grounded to ether !   Snap !

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Uranus is by nature an energy shifter.  It shifts perspectives, vision and thinking like a lighting bolt.

Uranus went retrograde on July 9, 2011 – direct motion reboots things stalled at that time.  Also look to your house of Aries at zero degrees, this is where Uranus goes direct.  Pay attention to the same degrees of Libra (opposition, others and compromise) and Capricorn and Cancer (squares, the inner tension) for where to expect groovy energy downloads.

Uranus goes direct with a quintile – that’s a gift, a talent – the spirit quest – to Venus, the planet of love, art, beauty, kindness, self-worth and values and oh yeah…the green thing, money. $$
Actively engage a shift in these areas – that’s your talent, so use it.

What Uranus will bring up is anybody’s guess, it is the wild unpredictable the free and untamed.
Bend rather than break ~ be pliable, resilient and kind.

Retrograde motion is when the planetary energy is turned inward, direct motion energies pour outward.  The few days prior to either are usually amped up a bit, lol.  You may tweak – fair warning !  Just keep in mind others are tweaking too – particularly those with Uranus prominent in the natal ~
when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

Uranus rules astrology, wireless, telepathy, inventors, the eureka ! , and magnetics.
Uranus’ magnetic field is odd in that it is not centered on the center of the planet and is tilted almost 60 degrees with respect to the axis of rotation.

Since Uranus rules magnetics, polarities (positive and negative), and higher thought – be aware of what you draw to you by thought – for thoughts become deeds.

Because this Full Lunar eclipse is in Gemini (rules hands) I am leaving you with some info about mudras !

Different fingers  represent different elements :

Finger  —  element it represents

Thumb             —      Fire or Sun
Index finger      —    Air or Wind
Middle finger   —     Sky or Space *
Ring finger         —    Earth
Small finger       —    Water

*note : now I will always see this gesture (in title) in a whole new way YaY ! 

There are various hand positions used in both kung fu and in yoga. The hands in kung fu often form shapes that are representational of animals. The tigers claw, the snakes head or the cranes beak are all traditional shaolin hand positions. In yoga the hand gestures are called mudras. A mudra sometimes is a symbolic shape similar to the ones in kung fu, yet more often they are energetic connections being made in the nadis or meridians. By connecting fingers, or pointing certain directions we direct energy and link up specific channels to generate a particular set of internal resonances. The hands are vitally important to the brain. There is an equal amount of cortical tissue dedicated to the hand as there is to the whole rest of the body. By engaging our hands, our breath, our bodies, our focus we awaken our inner sense of awareness and unify ourselves.

Click here for a gallery of mudras.

namaste~
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Telin le thaed

Mercury goes Retrograde November 24 at 20 degrees of Sagittarius, direct on December 12 at 4 degrees of Sagittarius.
Retrograde is when the planet in question appears to go backwards from the vantage point of the earth.
It is a time to re-consider, re-evaluate, re-invent all things written, spoken, thought or travelled in the previous Mercury cycle.  It is a time of slowing the outgoing messages and increasing the intake, a time of review, and revision.

I love this image, and have used it before — so he may just be my Mercury retrograde ‘go to guy’, many thanks to Andy Park, illustrator.

Ok, now down to the nitty gritty of this retrograde regarding communication in the sign of far reaching vision, Sagittarius.
Every chart has a theme, a central point that is the emphasis of the life or event in question.  

This eclipse chart emphasis points to a change in direction revolving around the central theme of communication – both personally and globally.  As I mentioned in this post, the eclipse can be felt leading up to and for many months afterward as planets make aspects to the eclipse point.

I graduated with a communications degree and incidents of late have me concerned to say the least.

I have Mercury (communication) in Libra (sign of balance) at MC or midheaven at the top (peak experience) of my chart, I am a 9th house (natural house of Sagittarius and visionary higher learning and study) Virgo Sun (Mercury rules Virgo) conjunct wildcard Uranus and metamorphosis Pluto.

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Personal back story : I grew up on a rural route with a party line phone.  That means several houses on my road shared the same phone number, but each house had a different ring indicating who was being dialed.  Anyone on the line could pick up and listen, but politeness (Jupiter and Venus ruled and are conjunct in my chart) dictated if you mistakenly picked up, you excused yourself, apologized and hung up the phone. (except when the news was juicy, lol ! ha kidding !)  I remember gathering around the tv for the moon landing, Elvis live from Hawaii (both huge memories for me) and the tweaking of tinfoil and rabbit ears for good reception.  The advent of FM radio in the late 60’s early 70’s was orgasmic to a Taurus Moon (sensate art) girl with Saturn (rules hearing, in addition to Mercury) as chart ruler.  I remember listening to Beatles 45’s with my older sister (Ringo, if you were wondering; me- George) and this cool new swing-arm thinger that let us stack 45’s so we could hear 4 or 5 songs in a row– they would drop down automatically — one after another, so we could dance longer.  Amazing, huh !?  lol.  Fast forward to 24 hour Music television and I had a personal revelation, a second coming of sorts — music is huge for me with Neptune most highly aspected, and here it was, artistry multiplied – audio and visual – all day and night.  My parents literally had to drag me away from it every night.  I mean who cares about sleep (Neptune) when there is music television ?!  Fast forward to the internet and communication around the globe instantly, the people’s media – the worldwide university of thoughts and ideas accessible from the comforts of home.  Think about it – how cool is that !?        Now, I ask you, may we please may we observe a moment of silence for the ipod.         Dear goddess, the heavens parted and the angels sang – my entire music library grew from allowance money vinyl that filled several boxes to compact discs then onto a heavenly object that fits in the palm of my hand.  Yes it is compressed and not nearly as lush as vinyl, but still. in. the. palm. of. my. hand. WoW !  Then when MTV turned into whatever t.f. it is now NO MUSIC TV, sheesh, whatever – there was born in the eyes of some of my homeboys- Youtube.  Music video library, university courses, lectures, ufo sightings, the whistling language of Silbo Gomero, spitting goats, you name it- it’s up there.  I love it that I saw Radiohead, spent hours waiting to get out of the lot, drove home in the wee hours- and by the time I woke up the next afternoon – the show was already posted multiple times – in its entirety !  sswa -eeet 2x over mmm, yes ! Blessed be ye tapers, oh mani padme hum.  I recently had a shift in viewpoint when I bought an iphone — internet instantly in my pocket- snap !  Again, I am just WoWed by all these new forms of communicating and being Neptune girl, telepathy is next we all know it, it’s coming !

So you are gathering communication is a biggie for me, yes..?
(I would have done Helen Keller’s chart by now if I had the correct birth time, and I may yet anyway – she is one of my sheroes)
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Camp Mercury
The ascendant at the time of the eclipse is diligent, work and service – oriented Virgo, making Mercury chart ruler.  Mercury is closest to the eclipse point at the time of eclipse and rules the Ascendant (identity) and Midheaven (peak experience, and how we use communication).  What and how we communicate is paramount to who we are in this chart personally and globally.
Mercury is conjunct (power operating) Venus (love, kindness) and sextile (opportunity) Saturn (justice, tact, discipline).
Mercury is also Quintile (gifts of spirit) Chiron – the healer, philosopher and teacher.

Mercury retrograde at the time of eclipse, hand in hand with Venus is giving communication a vibe of Peaceful Resistance.  Mercury squares (inner tension) the Ascendant or the vibe that is put in the world from the visionary sign of Sagittarius.  What is ethical speech, what are the consequences of what we say to one another ?

Camp Chiron
Virgo Ascendant with Chiron as ruler placed in the sign of spiritual intelligence, idealism and divine harmony is squaring (inner tension) the eclipse point.  We as a people feel (Chiron conjunct Neptune opposite Mars in Virgo the fighter for the little guys) we are not being heard – worldwide – but with the Quintile to Mercury, rest assured, We Are.  We hear one another loud and clear.

Listen to the end and hear the call of the Sagittarius eclipse approaching…this page got 21 new comments in nearly as many seconds, and if you google UC Davis you will get more police brutality against peaceful protesters.
I find this very disturbing.
Mars (force) is in a T-square (imbalance) with the eclipse, and Uranus is square Pluto – that’s a wildcard…ponder that and you be the judge.

In addition to the above, congress wants to enact censorship on the only people’s media (front lines reporting from the people on the street via camera phones etc. ) available to us in the face of bought and paid for cable networks and their biased (non) reporting of events.  See below.
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At the time of writing, US Congress is considering two bills, the PROTECT-IP Act (PDF) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) (PDF). Some of those in the media industry argue that the acts, which will allow an unprecedented level of internet censorship under US law that will impact on the web worldwide, are necessary to protect jobs.

Opponents argue that the bills could turn the internet into a glorified version of cable TV and destroy innovation. Tumblr has been active in encouraging its US users to call their representatives and argue against “using the same domain blacklisting technologies pioneered by China and Iran”; elsewhere, an open letter also sent to Congressional leaders has been co-signed by AOL, eBay, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Mozilla, Twitter, Yahoo! and Zynga, all of whom rarely agree on anything else, which says a lot.  Click here for entirety.
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I am not here to forecast doom and gloom, only to spread the word, and let you decide for yourself.

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I would like you to keep in mind this partial solar eclipse is a new moon and is the time for planting seeds that will be harvested when the moon is full on December 10th, 2011, which is also a full lunar eclipse.  (more on that later)

Solar is ego, ambition /  lunar is instinct and emotions.
November eclipse will activate the solar / December, the lunar.

Be mindful of your thoughts, focus on the positive.
Be love.

On December 10th, we not only have a full lunar eclipse at 18 degrees of Sagittarius, but also Uranus direct.
That will shake things up a bit, I am thinking.

If your actions grow from a loving heart, then loving fruits your actions will produce and  multiply.
Blessed be.

namaste~
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Lucky Toro Moon

Thursday, November 10th the Moon is full in Taurus at 18 degrees – 2:16 pm CST, USA.

At the time of Full Moon our instincts are keen, we hunt and explore – the world under the ‘midnight’ sun subject to our expanded perception.

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I pulled this fortune for you dear reader ~ Moon is domestic; Jupiter, luck.
Mercury (message) is conjunct Venus (friends) conjunct North Node of Destiny.

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At full moon, Mars will be at 29 degrees (the last degree) of Leo, impatiently waiting for Virgo to open the door.

Each sign is 30 degrees – when a planet falls on the 29th, or the last degree, the energies express an urgency, a need for atonement and reconciliation before entering the next sign.

Sun opposite Moon (happens at full moon times) are both at 18 degrees, a vibration of 9 = completion.

Mars (power operating) is also in a stable grand trine (ease of expression) with Jupiter (luck, expansion) and Pluto (inner power operating). 

Mars at 29 degrees has the vibration of 2= balance
Jupiter has the vibration of 3 = reconciliation, it is the space between opposites or the ‘middle path’
Pluto has the vibration of 5= metamorphosis, speaks of struggle between forces

Full moon (public) opposite (juggling for balance) Sun (self) takes place in the houses of mine (Taurus moon) and yours (Scorpio Sun).

Moon & Sun: Completion of a cycle, the number 9.
…number 9…number 9…number 9….

Look to 18 degrees in the houses of Taurus and Scorpio in your chart – and the 29th degree of Virgo and/or Mars to see what you are wrapping up, and how the full moon will illuminate your life.

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This Taurus full moon is at 2:16 CST, USA
Chiron goes direct at 0 degrees Pisces shortly thereafter at 5:14 pm CST, USA.

Chiron at o degrees is the vibration of zero.

Zero is the circle, the beginning and  the end, the wheel, and unlimited possibilities.
It is two Pisces fish swimming in opposite directions – one fish the ego, the other the soul.

Chiron in Pisces is compassionate and seeks to heal the entire cosmos, thereby finding relief himself.
Pisces is the lesson of ‘serve or suffer’.

Chiron the healer, philosopher, and herbalist going direct here leading the way for the planet Neptune (which rules Pisces) to follow its path, is a sign of increased spirituality and divine compassion in the years to come for everyone on the planet.
Unlimited possibilities.

It is the lesson of chaos (ego/self) or cosmos (soul/others).
It is the lesson of zero, the sacred circle of life.
All one.

Namaste~
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Phantasmagoric

Hello lovely people~
Today’s reading features the Phantasmagoric Theater Tarot deck by Graham Cameron.
One card draw to determine the best possible energies to vibe as we enter the times ahead.  Intent being the most benevolent outcome for all of us.

When I say times ahead, I am speaking of Neptune direct on the 9th.

Chiron direct on the 10th.
Mars into Virgo on the 10th.
Full Taurus Moon on the 10th.  (USA)

I sense a big spiritual vibe here: what’s mine, yours and ours as the collective tribe.

Mars in Virgo puts super-efficient power behind the healing vibe, Neptune and Chiron the same on a cosmic scale.
Virgo sees the details – what needs to be done – and Neptune senses it.
Taurus (full moon) is Venus (love) ruled, and Neptune is the higher octave of Venus.  Neptune is the lightbearer for the spiritual sun.  Personal love transcendent – a love and respect for all fellow earthkind.

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Two of Cups :  Union, balance, partnership, kindness, co-operation.
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Eight of Cups:  Power, success, strength in a new venture.  Leaving the past behind and walking towards a brighter future.  A change of heart, seeking new horizons.
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How apt I drew cups/ emotions/ the lunar principle/ and the fluctuation and balance of 2…  Look to Taurus (mine) and Scorpio (ours)  in your chart – these opposing houses are where you will be seeking – and finding balance.
Full moon illumination is imminent !

namaste~
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sirens call to spirit

Full harvest moon in Pisces Sunday night, with the peak coming today at 5:27 a.m. EDT (0927 GMT).

Moon (emotions) reaching full in the sign opposite over-critical, detailed Virgo is drawing instincts (moon) outward to embrace the flowing, vast collective, the all one, the universal.

Pisces moon brings visions of the world as we wish to see it.  Create your dream into reality through your mind’s eye.
Mercury, Jupiter and Pluto are forming a grand Earth trine, and now is the time to envision (Mercury) the most beneficial (Jupiter) outcome or transformation of your desires (Pluto).

Full moon in Pisces is a silent sirens call to spirit and manifestation of higher love and unity in all spheres.  Transformation is rumbling as Pluto is days away from going direct on September 16th at 4 degrees Capricorn, use this energy wisely and be mindful of your thoughts.

Transiting Sun, Venus and full moon are activating my natal Uranus and Pluto, and transiting Pluto is very near my 3 degree Capricorn ascendant.
This harvest moon lunation has brought me a surprising harvest of Pluto, Venus, and a head full of 3rd and 9th house ideas right along with it.  (Third and ninth houses are lower and higher mind, respectively.)
My thoughts are revolving around self-identity (1st house Pluto transit) and my relationships with others (7th house opposite transiting Pluto) and what I can do to improve both.

Virgos and the 6th house represent health, service to others, self-improvement, healing and gathering for the harvest.

Persephone was so lovely Hades could not resist her, he cracked open the Earth and took her to reign as goddess of the underworld with him.  Her mother, Demeter, goddess of the Earth and harvest crossed the land searching for her daughter.
Broken-hearted and grieving, Demeter let the harvests cease, and plants of the Earth began to wither and die.

Furious, Zeus (Jupiter) sent Hermes (Mercury) with a message forcing Hades (Pluto) to release Persephone to her mother, but Persephone, eating of a pomegranate from Hades, was bound to him and the underworld by fate for one- third of the year.  (These 3 planets are presently forming the grand Earth -manifestation- trine)  While Persephone spent time in the underworld, Demeter refused to let the fruits of the Earth grow, and winter began.

Today’s spiritual gifts: Jupiter quintile Neptune
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namaste~

Electric Moon

To dream of a lodestone denotes favorable opportunities for advancement, it is an omen of happy changes.

My Neptune (rules dreams) is in the 11th house, the natural house of Aquarius – ruled by Uranus, which rules magnetics and lightning.
Lodestones are magnetic, said to be naturally magnetized by lightning strike.
The moon is full in Aquarius, the sign of inventors, humanitarians and forward- thinkers.

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Now for some progressive astro science ~> Uranus rules science and astrology !
An iron core inserted into a solenoid (wire coil with electric current running through it) can multiply the magnetic field in the solenoid by a factor of tens, even thousands.  *

So I’ve been giving lots of attention to what I am magnetically attracting via my Mars (rules iron) trine from the 11th to the 3rd house of thinking.

Mars needs to lead and Uranus isn’t a follower, but in my case they are working together (Mars Quintile -spiritual gifts- Uranus) on a path of spiritual freedom and exploration.

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I also have the magnetic Sun conjunct Uranus (rules magnetics) so I keep an eye on the solar cycles and any activity on the surface of the sun.  The picture above is a X6.9 flare 4 days ago.  The most powerful flare measured with modern methods was in 2003, during the last solar maximum, and it was so powerful that it overloaded the sensors measuring it. The sensors cut out at X28. *

I have read that some sensitive to solar activity can be more likely to have seiziures, dizziness, or disrupted sleep during heightened solar geomagnetic storms.
I experienced some slight dizziness during the last one, but as far as I’m conerned, the jury’s still out.  Did you feel anything ?

Uranus rules vision, magnetics and birds.  In the late 1970s, the physicist Klaus Schulten concluded that birds navigate by relying on geomagnetically sensitive biochemical reactions in their eyes, specifically, the protein cryptochrome. *

I have a very good sense of direction…where is your Uranus and how is your sense of direction..?  I am curious.   (Uranus rules curiosity)

Uranus also rules sensitive skin and conjunct Sun, I am prone to sunstroke…especially at high altitudes, and I tend to be a bit high-strung as Uranus rules the nervous system.
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Aquarius is an air (communication) sign, but known as the water-bearer.
It is a fixed sign, yet totally unpredictable.

Uranus can be fabulous highly charged eccentric ideas coming in flash twinges of intuition ( I knew I would own the house I presently live in when my foot- Neptune rules the feet- touched the driveway) or it can be erratic shocking shakedowns coming out of nowhere that cause a change in perspective in an instant.

Neptune rules humming (probably why I heard the Taos hum) and Aquarius rules birds.  I could tell you a story about how my Neptune squares from Scorpio to Leo (rules the heart) can be wrapped up in a tiny little bird with a heart rate that can reach up to 1260 beats in a minute….but I won’t.  That’s my 8th house of secrets, I’ll just say I have learned to regenerate and that’s all the Mercury Rx ‘pay dirt’ you’re gonna get.

* http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/magnetic/elemag.html

* http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/X-class-flares.html

 * http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/01/quantum-birds/

MOooooOO0n

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What phase of the moon were you born under ?  Each phase will have a different energy, and will manifest different qualites.  To find your moon phase, click under Astrology on ‘NASA Moon Phases’ and scroll until you find your month and year.

La luna spends about 2 days in each sign of the zodiac making a circle around the wheel of life in approximately 27.33 days.

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New Moon= new beginnings, instinctual re-birthing
Cresent= breakthrough, formation of future through the past
First Quarter= active pioneers, here to change things
Gibbous= need to perfect, analytical, learning truth
Full Moon= completion, exploring ideas/relationships/goals
Disseminating= distribution of knowledge, communicators
Last Quarter= re-examination of self, contemplation
Balsamic= quiet visionaries, loners, distilled wisdom

I was born under a disseminating moon in Taurus.  Moon is exalted in Toro, so I’m all about the senses…soft fabrics, incense, essential oils, massages, quiet nights, food has to be crispy, al dente, whatever.  Find the pea in the Princess bed ? *Snap !*  lol.  Taurus rules the throat and I am a singer, and obviously communicating – ta da ! (waves)  Moon is in my 4th so love of home and gardening, quiet, intuitive.
How about you and your moon…how does it work in your chart…?