írima laicë

pineapple amethyst, rose quartz, amethyst, rhodochrosite, blue fluorite

Venus (love) in Pisces (inspiration, devotion) is conjunct Neptune (memory) in Aquarius (the awakener).

Mercury (words) is trine Jupiter (optimism, faith, charity) in Venus -ruled earth sign Taurus (self-worth).

Mercury (thoughts) are quintile (gifts and talent from spirit) Saturn in Venus-ruled air sign Libra of harmony.

Venus (love) is trine Saturn (tact, rocks) in Venus – ruled Libra the balancer.

There are  changes and hard aspects in our skies with ourselves & others.
Beware .?
no.

Be aware of LOVE.
yes !

namaste~
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give and take

John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.  LIVES !!

Woo Hoo !
That freaky internet rumor yesterday gave me the heebie jeebies.  I spent March 2 with him one year (his birthday) and it was great !!
Jon is a 5th house Pisces Sun and Venus- very generous, compassionate– check out his donation based New Jersey restaurant Soul Kitchen !

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Jon inspired this post, by his lifelong generosity.  Pisces is the sign of compassion, the cosmos, everyone as a collective.  Jon is a Pisces Sun in the 5th house, which is the natural home of the Sun, the sign of Leo.  (Leos are 5th house, have manes/hair.  ahem. Bon Jovi.  exactly ! )

Sun rules Leo and Leo rules the heart.
Pisces is the sign of compassion and caring.

Leos are typically generous, the Sun (rules generosity) ‘shines’ on them, and they radiate sunshine. Just ask one, they’ll tell ya!   haha
Leos don’t own the Sun, we all share it.
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Where is your Sun ?
That is where you are generous – you give of that sign and house.  That is where you spread sunshine to others, where you have more to give, and do so.  The Sun shines steadily, it is the evenstar, it does not wax and wane.

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Now look to the Moon in your natal chart.  This is where you and your life fluctuate, your feelings are involved, you are sensitive and needy.   This is where you want someone at your back, where you ask for help.

Picture the Lunar phases in your mind’s eye…as the Moon waxes and wanes and travels through each sign, your feelings, moods, ability to adapt and imagine, and your instincts will ebb and flow.  You are more likely to take in the sign and house where Luna dwells.

namaste~
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Indian Larry

May I introduce  a man of quality – bike builder, stuntman, and an innovator in the world of custom motorcycles, ‘Indian Larry’ Desmedt.

When he was a teenager when he bought his first motorbike, a 1939 Harley Knucklehead, for $200. He took it apart and spent the next nine months learning how to put it back together again. He later moved to California and apprenticed under hot rod builder Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, later launching his own Brooklyn-based Gasoline Alley motorcycle workshop in 1991.

Indian Larry is credited with re-popularizing the stripped down, tall handlebar, foot clutched, jockey shifted, no front brake or fender, small gas tank, open piped, kickstart only, stock rake choppers that prevailed in the 60s, before long front ends became popular.  He was old school.

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Indian Larry is a life path 1.  Ones are the intial creative force, the fresh, new and innovative – raw, and powerful.

Larry is mega- Taurus with Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Venus – which is sitting right on top of Moon-, all in the house of slow and steady work and progress.  When Larry was younger he was convicted of bank robbery, drug addicted, and he changed his life around by conceptualizing and building old school choppers.

Venus rules not only art, but money as well.  Venus rules Taurus, in addition to Libra.  His Moon (feelings) is plunked right on top of Venus in Taurus Sun (ego, creative spirit) right there with it.   Now see the Neptune (spirituality, suffering)  in Libra (balance) in quincunx to Moon and Venus?  A quincunx indicates a change in attitude & altitude.  Larry gave up the self-destructive hedonism for a creative high.  That tattoo on his neck reads “In God We Trust – Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord – No Fear.”   The middle two lines were in reverse so that he could read them when looking in a mirror.

Saturn is trine Sun, Mars North Node of Destiny and sextile Uranus.  He channelled his rebellious streak (Uranus) into revolutionary builds (Mars, Saturn).
Mars (welding, the hammer, raw power) is conjunct North Node of Destiny in Aries, the sign it rules.  Mars is also a 1.  Headlong raw power conjunct North Node.

Sun, Venus, Mars all in square to Jupiter in the sign of innovation, Aquarius.

Those are spirit, art, and power planets in creative tension with the greater benefic, the planet of faith and expansive, exploratory ideas- Jupiter.
Obviously riding the open road on a custom built chopper of his design gave him a natural high.

Sun, Moon, Venus all in square to Pluto in Leo.  Creativity supercharged and by following his inspiration, he changed his life, and the lives of many others for the better.

Indian Larry was kind, generous, and a friend to many- we remember you well.
Peace out~>

namaste~
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Miraculous

I have long been interested in the martyred saints even though I am not catholic.  Pictured on the postcard below is Saint Jude, one of the 12 apostles of Christ.  He was martyred along with Saint Simon for bringing the gospel to Persia.

Saint Jude’s attribute is a club. He is also often shown in icons with a flame around his head. This represents his presence at Pentecost, when he received the Holy Spirit with the other apostles. Another common attribute is Jude holding an image of Jesus Christ, in the image of Edessa. In some instances he may be shown with a scroll or a book (the Epistle of Jude) or holding a carpenter’s rule.

Jude is invoked in desperate situations because his New Testament letter stresses that the faithful should persevere in the environment of harsh, difficult circumstances, just as their forefathers had done before them. Therefore, he is the patron saint of desperate cases and his feast day is October 28.
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You ever seen a catholic calendar ? – filled  with feast days.  That’s a lot of martyred saints.  eep.  That’s kinda creepy.
I have a book of patron saints, This Saints for You, guaranteed to fascinate, promise!  Saints can help you sell your house, have a successful garage sale, or if you work with explosives, call on Saint Barbara.  No kidding. 

You ever read messages of thanks to St. Jude in your local free reader or mixed in with the want ads ?
These people are giving thanks to St. Jude because their prayers have been answered.

I found the postcard above while perusing a second hand shop with my college roomie.  I was sick at the time, had been for quite awhile, and being a Beatles fan, and  a big Julian Lennon fan, (Paul wrote the song for him.) I popped a few bucks and took it home.

Hey, what can it hurt to have a little help from your friends, right ?
Well…I started carrying it around and I got better.

Thank you Saint Jude, my prayers were answered.
 

Martyrs are ruled by Saturn, and saints, Neptune.  Neptune is my most highly aspected planet with squares straight to Leo (ruled by Sun, the solar life force) in the 8th.  The 8th house is death, rebirth, the phoenix rising from the ashes stronger.
Makes sense with the saints, now doesn’t it.  Rising from the ashes, even stronger after death.  Millions pray to them to intercede on their behalf.

Saint Jude is Aquarian, or rather miracles are Uranian and Neptunian, and he fits the bill.  My biggie Neptune is in Scorpio (the occult) on the 11th house (natural house of Aquarius), so a fascination with martyrs (my Neptune square the 8th and death), saints and miracles.

I am Saturn (martyrs) ruled, and have Venus (love, art) conjunct Jupiter (faith) in the 8th (death) square Neptune (miracles).  I am also a big fan of incense, (Mars rules- which in my chart is on the healing 12th), and bells (Venus rules) to clear and bless the energy in the room.

I have Mars (desires, action) in Sagittarius (faith) which is on my 12th house of mysticism.   So, very spiritual, but not conforming to any religious groups. (My Sun /spirit conjunct Uranus of the free and untamed in the 9th house of faith.)

This is what fascinates me about astrology, it explains soOo much when you learn it.  My friend and client was amazed by her current transits info.
“You can see all that?”     ~Yes.   Cool, yeah ?!
Miraculous ~ the universe ~ macro to micro.
Divine. / Divination.
Neptune rules !

(I would be remiss if I did not add that I was bemoaning the very Neptunian chart I have been blessed/cursed with just yesterday (or the day before, I can’t remember !- ha ! Neptune rules fog; Mercury memory) but today I am looking at it differently, not suffering quite so much – feeling more inspired.)

Thanks to my new friend clareflourish who inspired this post by providing this incredible link to Medieval icons. <- sorry, broken link try this one.

I thank you !
Merry Meet & Blessed Be.

namaste~
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VaVOOM

Mars powers into Leo tonight thank goddess…so fire up your engines for some fun and creativity.
At last ! 
Fire IN Fire !

Moon-ruled watery Cancer puts Mars fire out…or more specifically, Cancer Mars is fluctuating in action and mood.

Sun-ruled Leo with Mars is curious, giving, friendly, and more than a little sexy with both solar light and VaVOOM  factor.
They know they are being noticed, and they love every minute of it.

Now is the time to put your SOLAR WILL POWER into high gear and manifest your destiny ~ create !
Look to your Leo house to see where to expect some action and  play ~>


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Suspension

With the coming of the new moon in generous Leo, I have a gift for you…a free tarot reading !

Activated for my readers at whatever time you choose to read it.  Its purpose being to align us all with the highest good energies for all earthkind~ I was asking for directions; the best path to take for the future good of all, as seen through the lens of astrological energies.

Cardinal= activity, where the action is, self-starters & go-getters
Fixed= stable, building from ideas of cardinals, desires and emotions
Mutable= adaptable, changing, people people, the glue between the two

Cardinal————Fixed———–Mutable

(teacher card/bottom of things)

2 of pentacles (earth, material) in the cardinal position represents the active form of choosing what we value, the act of choosing goals

6 of cups (water, emotions) in the fixed position represents building solid foundations; good relationships with self and others through generosity and kindness

Ace of swords (air, communication) in the mutable position represents logic, and successfully adapting between material and emotional needs

Hangman as teacher card represents the need to see issues from another perspective, slow down and take stock of what you have, need or want.  He can also represent sacrifice for the higher good.

(Hangman is the card of Anglo-Saxon god, Woden / Odin who hung from the world tree, Yggdrasil, for nine days to gain insight which resulted in the Runic alphabet.)
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What the entire spread vibes to me is the shedding of goals that do not suit the present situation.  If it’s not working for you, change goals.
The numerology of this spread is a total of 3= creation + growth.
All the best~

Role it out

Ta DA Leos !  

O dot has rolled out the red hot carpet for the big cats !  Can’t help but look, they shine like the sun !  They are effortlessly regal…eyes giving the slow perusal before prowling after you.  RAWR !   I have Leo on my 8th house, so I’m gonna serve up an astro story sexy, scruffy-style…  *lick*
Here we have mega-Leo, Daniel : Leo Sun conjunct Mercury – Venus conjunct Mars <- ok, that’s a doozy… tres, tres sexy Leo, yes..?!   He’s gotta lotta love in that heart of his.  Best yet, he’s a humble reserved Leo (hey~ anything’s possible) with Uranus, Saturn and Neptune conjunct in Capricorn.  Unusual career in film and stage ?  Bingo !  Who to better embody a courageous, noble hero who saves the world…?

Well….how about this sexy man who also saves the world, but from the opposite side of the wheel..?!

Here we have mega-Aquarian, Elijah.  Aquarius Sun, with Mercury conjunct Mars (both square to Uranus).  I’m going with Scorpio rising here (eyelids are sleepy, sexy).  Also Scorp rising puts Uranus (the unusual) on the 29th culmination degree of the first house which rules the eyes – and Elijah is well-known for his mesmerizing blue eyes.

Elijah is definitely a communicator with so much air. Mercury is exalted in Aquarius, plus being conjunct Mars gives it an extra kick. Expansive Jupiter Rx is conjunct Saturn Rx in Libra the sign of art, beauty and balance; and Saturn Rx is exalted here – meaning he will only get better as he gets older and his retrogrades kick in.

Obviously he is handsome, artistic and despite growing up in Hollyweird, he is relatively normal – but weird enough to fascinate. (Compliment !)  He’s a really hard worker (Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Libra) who actually enjoys it (Venus in Capricorn).  He respects the art of time honored crafts and traditions and has grown up learning from mentors in the business; both film and music. (Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Libra)

I gotta pop in some Neptune music trivia on this one ~> Elijah is a total music freak; seriously a walking encyclopedia of music of all genres.  He owns his own record company named Simian Records; he has directed, filmed, and appeared in many music videos. Also a huge photography aficionado, he has lucky, expansive Jupiter -quintile (spiritual gifts)- Neptune, which rules not only film, but also music.

OK, here’s the deal…Leos and Aquarians are on the same wavelength, but on opposite sides of the wheel from each other.

Leo motto: I WILL
Aquarians motto: I KNOW.

Both signs are yang; or expressive, direct and outgoing.
Leos have an insular pride; Aquarians an Earth pride of humankind.
Leos tend to be friendly; Aquarians, more stand-offish.
Leos love to be admired; Aquarians really don’t give a rat’s ass.
Leos are group; Aquarians, wild, more solitary.

Both signs are very caring, but show it in different ways.
Leos are fire in the belly; Aquarians are lighting flashes of intuition, tres cerebral.
Now onto my story…

Daniel and Elijah resemble each other; each has saved the world in blockbuster films, should be totally recognizable; yet they are still mistaken for one another on the street.  I have read this story more than once; cannot give you the source; but if you dig, you’ll find it in television interviews and/or print.  Found it ! 
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Elijah is riding in an elevator…doors open… guy gets on—keeps staring… searching inner data banks for recognition–then aha !  ‘I’ve got it, you’re Harry Potter !‘  Elijah’s response:  “Nope.‘  Guy quizzically shakes head…both resume riding in silence staring at the numbers lighting up as floors ascend… *
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Daniel is approached by a man: “Dude, I loved Lord of the Rings”…Daniel graciously says, “Thanks !’ signs autograph Elijah Wood because he doesn’t have the heart to tell him otherwise.
…and that folks, is how you tell a Leo from an Aquarian !

*Please note: Elijah is ranked # 7 in best Hollywood autograph signers, he is kind and patient with his fans, the above is only one. story. out of many many  good ones.

Bonus round :
Did I mention I have Venus conjunct Jupiter in Leo?
hee hee
Rawr !
*mwah*
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O dot

In honor of the late July 114 degree heat index, I give you O dot.
O dot rules Leo; the heart, it is where you ‘shine’ in your chart (look for the house where it lives).  It is your WILL power.  O dot in the chart represents many things including males you know, the father (along with Saturn), actors, leaders and government.  O dot is your courage, your conscious daytime waking identity, your spirit.

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The heart or Anahata chakra is represented by the color green –think Green Lantern and WILL power here, folks– it is the seat of love, compassion, generosity, ego and a positive mental attitude.  Prehnite is a stone for linking the heart with the will, of finding balance between the ego desire and the highest good of Earthkind.  (I love the smooth bumpy feel of mine and it also fits the curvature of my palm when I clasp it.)
Picture in your mind’s eye your goal attained <–> go for it wholeHEARTedly !

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions. ~Kahlil Gibran

He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.  ~Lao-Tzu