Light in dark places


Centaur – AnHellica

Recent events have turned my focus on Chiron in the natal chart.

The chart for the time Chiron was discovered (October 18,1977) reveals a conjunction between the Moon’s North Node and Pluto in Libra (14 degrees) and also a conjunction between Mercury and Sun in Libra (24 degrees).
Venus is also placed in Libra (1 degree) which it rules. Chiron’s placement is in Taurus (3 degrees) which, like Libra, is ruled by Venus.  source

 
In greek mythology, Chiron was the son of Kronos (Saturn/ time) and Philyra (nymph daughter of Oceanus) who was abandoned at birth by his parents.  Apollo (God of the Sun) became Chiron’s foster father, teaching him how to cultivate the creative spirit through music, divination, and the healing arts. 

Chiron became mentor to many Greek heroes including Jason, Achilles and Hercules teaching them archery, ethics, and herbal medicine. Chiron was accidentally shot by one of Hercules’ poisoned arrows.  Being a demi-god who could not die, he searched endlessly for a cure – accumulating vast knowledge in the healing arts in his search.  

In a final bid to relieve his endless suffering, Chiron ends his life by exchanging places with Prometheus, who was chained to a rock and tortured for delivering fire to humans. Chiron was later immortalized in the constellation Centaurus.  Chiron is known as the wounded healer.  In the natal chart Chiron indicates where you suffer, but also where you heal through service to others.
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Cen  means center of a circle (Earth), Taur  means Taurus, the bull.
The circle  or spiritual sun = LOVE (Venus rules Taurus).
For God so loved the world…

Planetoid Chiron was discovered in between Saturn (time/ authority) and Uranus (rebellion/ freedom) and points to unconventional progress through finding union and workable solutions between seemingly disparate goals.

When reading Chiron in the natal, focus on this:
USE what you KNOW you HAVE to find BALANCE.
(Saturn, Uranus, Venus rules Taurus and Libra.)

Consider Chiron the energy bridge between the tools (Saturn) and divine intuition (Uranus).  It is preparation meets opportunity.  Chiron is the hopeful (Centaurian) risk – the gamble on love, harmony and union – faith in spiritual balance on the highest level. (Saturn is exalted in Libra)

If we USE Chiron’s vibration properly – the highest vibration of personal love (Venus  rules personal love) transcends into Neptune, DIVINE love, and healing of the spirit body which is eternal.

Energy is energy ~> conduit <~ the healer is also healed.

The vibration of Chiron is peace of mind in the physical Taurean body, and love and balance in the intellectual actions and relations with others – Venus.
Venus shares.  Venus pays it forward.
The centaur Chiron (like Sagittarius) expands the horizons, forms new philosophies and is both teacher and eternal student. Chiron is a wandering maverick, a loner who brings an awakening to – and a bridge between opposites.


Chiron the Centaur – Bloommer

Did you feel a Chronic shift lately…?

Venus in Gemini was the focal point of the recent T-Square, which also involved Mars Rx in Virgo and Neptune in Pisces. Venus (exalted in Pisces) was activating Neptune (which is conjunct Chiron in Pisces), soOo Earthkind received a massive influx of Venusian Full Moon Chironic energies the last few days straight from Chiron’s 8th house – enter Plutonic regeneration !   Yowsa ! 
Full Moon brings information and the days directly afterward bring dispersal of full moon knowledge…

My Chiron is in late Pisces. Gemini is not a big player in my chart, but Mercury is.
Virgo stellium and my biggie Neptune square to Venus/Jupiter were also tapped in the last few days. I have felt a very interesting vibe since the moon was full to say the least.  a cha cha

Look to Chiron in your natal and see what rules that house. Where is that planet and what it is aspecting ? That’s your KEY to HEALING.

Clues: Is it in fire, earth, air or water ? Is your KEY cardinal, fixed or mutable ?

Look also to Venus for what you HAVE that will bring BALANCE. 

Look to Saturn, where it lives and what it aspects to find your TOOLS and how to USE them. 

Look to Uranus for the REVOLUTIONARY SOLUTION.

Remember that squares are internal hurdles to healing.  Oppositions are where you have to compromise with others.  Trines and sextiles are your way out – the support group, so to speak.  Trines are an easy pre-existing energy – but you have to activate it.  Sextiles are opportunities you have to go fetch – you have to introduce the planets to each other in order to establish an energetic relationship between them.

namaste~
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murmur

This was a lovely surprise (Uranus rules surprises) gift from a stranger.
A slice of giant astronaut film.
How cool is that ?!
Exactly.

You know what’s cooler …?
I went back and checked the astro of Star Trek exhibition day ~
Venus (gifts) was conjunct Uranus (astronauts / aerospace).

Moon was tightly conjunct Saturn in the last degrees of Venus ruled Libra.
I bought my Mom (Moon) a tribble (a cooing fuzzball – I’m going with Venus rules) for Valentines (Venus rules Libra, love and gifts) and she’s a Capricorn (Saturn rules).

She of course, loved it !  She is the original trekkie in our house.
She made me the model ship and hung it in my bedroom when I was little.
She bought me the little action figures and we watched the cartoon.

(In our composite Jupiter -expansion- is tightly conjunct Uranus)
Jupiter amps up the space geek wattage, lol.

Mom even bought me Captain’s Logs years ago – I drug it out of my bag for the car trip over, and my friend cracked UP at the unabashed nerdiness.
My friend was secretly relieved I didn’t dress as a Klingon, lol.
No – not Klingon – obviously
  I’m from Betazed.   hahaha !

Roddenberry asteroid 4659 is exact conjunct my 11th house Neptuner – hilar – Incredibly apt for a life long Trek freak !

…so back to the fellow at the museum, he saw me snapping shots of the giant reels at the museum and thought I might like a slice.  I totally like !

Sun (rules generous Leo) was quintile (special talents, expression) Jupiter (lucky gifts, explorers) in the sky that day.
Your kindness was very sweet, thank you !
(Venus and Jupiter rule politeness, are conjunct in my natal.)


I was a radio, tv, film major in college, but he didn’t know that.
When he found me in the lobby and gave me the slice, my Mercury MC kicked in and I blurted some quickie astro “Neptune just went into Pisces for the first time since the gold rush and my most highly aspected planet is Neptune which rules film ! !”

TMI ?!  haha oh well – I gave him this addy and went on about Gneiss metamorphic rocks, science then finally put a sock in it.  If in case – you, Mister handsome Museum Film dude – are reading…in my natal, Uranus (space) is in my 9th (exploration) house.
It is conjunct my Sun (spirit) and Pluto (metamorphs) and your surprise really lifted my spirits, thanks !

The 11th house of Aquarius (ruled by Uranus) rules birds of a feather (flight is Uranus, so is astrology), or like minded friends.  Aquarians and Uranian types are eccentric and inventive, they are the crazies on the cutting edge – they expect and offer freedom.  Aquarians are advanced in humanitarian thinking and goals (Aquarius is an Air sign, full of intuitive brainstorms- Uranus rules lightning and electricity) seeing and knowing (Aquarian motto) the value of all life on earth and in space.

Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

Sounds Uranian all over, curious and strange, the radical and uncharted.
In case you didn’t know, Kirk and Uhura had the first interracial kiss on network television.  ! YaY !
There is Venus (kiss) conjunct Uranus (radical & unexpected) again !

AND Uhura is derived from uhuru which is Swahili for freedom.

Whenever Uranus transits a planet in your natal expect the unexpected, it can mean a separation, a surprise, sudden messages & bolts from the blue, but most of all the unpredictable.  Consider if the aspect Uranus makes is a conjunction (power operating), an opposition (compromise with another), a trine (more harmonious) or a sextile (an opportunity).  That will give a bit of an idea where the change may come from.
Still – heads UP !

Also, I have seen in some charts Uranus in Leo, the 5th and / or in hard aspect to the Sun (Sun rules Leo, which rules the heart) can indicate a heart murmur, which is made by turbulent blood in or near your heart.
(Not in all charts, mind you, but some. Just be aware of the possibility.)

I love this, it’s only 2 minutes, and well worth your time, promise.  I found this video by following an Aquarian.  Odd the bit with the canoe parked at the edge of the water looks like the scene where Frodo breaks from the Fellowship, and leaves the shores of Amon Hen for Mordor.

Uranus rules synchronization, science as well as magnetics:
check this out (from wired) –

In particle physics, synchronized orientation is found in systems with “low noise,” in which signals are transmitted without degrading. But low noise isn’t enough to produce synchronized speeds, which are found in critical systems. The researchers give the example of ferromagnetism, where particles in a magnet exhibit perfect interconnection at a precise, “critical” temperature.

Read more Uranian bird science here and here.

namaste, friends~
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Dive IN

Sun into Pisces !

Neptune rules divination, tarot is up to bat.  Soulcards
One card draw highlighting the energies of Sun into Pisces season, spiritual guidance from the bottom of the deck on the right.  You interpret Your way.
I see Mother nature…you ?

Pisces is the compassionate healer, the cosmic dreamer and transcender.
The mystical fancier of limitless idealistic imaginings.

She is universal, inclusive and intuitive.  She believes beauty springs from the chaotic universal great mother as it is / was / shall be in perfect flow.

Pisces sees the depth of all life, soaks up and breathes in the vibrations, the force.  They are the Jedi Masters of the zodiac, with the knowledge of all 12 signs they exude love and peace, and acceptance.

Pisces – ruled by Neptune the seas – is the tuned in, inspired artist working chameleon magicks in secret chambers.  They are the clairvoyant spiritual dreamers suffering in silent strength.  Make no mistake – Pisces is not weak – they do not break, they bend.

Neptune rules the seas, string instruments and film, check out the fab photography of Clark Little.  The above photo is called h2ornado.  Freakin’ cool, yah ?!

Spikes in sensitivity often flips the fishes out of water, and into the bottle – making Pisces the sign of escape, evasion and flat out fiction.  Delusion, illusion and confusion all swim in 12th house waters.  Deception, dissolution and debauchery are the sharks in the waters of low vibration Pisces.

Pisces rules the feet, one of the most sensitive areas of the body – approximately 7,200 nerve endings in the feet connect to different areas of the body.  See the reflexology chart above for details on accupressure remedies.

Pisces is mutable yin water.  Romantic and passive – reactive more than outgoing.  Find the house of Pisces in your natal chart to see where you will feel the sun shine  in the coming month. 
Party at Pisces house !!

At the moment – Sun, Neptune, Chiron, Mercury are living it up.
On the evening of the 21st, (4:35 pm, CST) Fat Tuesday ! New Moon is crashing the party ~
Dive IN everybody !

Yee HAW ! 
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Free the goal

3-day Solar-Geophysical Forecast issued Jan 21 22:00 UTC

Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be low through the period
(22 – 24 January) with a chance for an isolated M-class flare.

M-class flares are medium-sized; they can cause brief radio blackouts that affect Earth’s polar regions. Minor radiation storms sometimes follow an M-class flare.

Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at mostly quiet levels until late on day 1 (22 January).
Activity is forecast to increase to unsettled to active levels at around 22/1800Z and continue into day 2 (23 January) due to the expected arrival of the halo-CME observed on 19 January.
There will also be a chance for minor storm levels during the CME passage.

Field activity is expected to decrease to quiet to unsettled levels on day 3 (24 January) as Coronal Mass Ejection effects subside.  A coronal mass ejection (CME) is a massive burst of solar wind, other light isotope plasma, and magnetic fields rising above the solar corona or being released into space
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Please note : some sensitive to solar activity may be more likely to have seizures, dizziness, or disrupted sleep during heightened solar geomagnetic storms.

Please note: I am not saying you will, just watch how things feel for you, and be aware – lots of energies are shifting in the sky now ~


While docked and onboard the International Space Station  on March 21st 2008, an STS-123 Endeavour crewmember, looking northward across the Gulf of Alaska, captured the glowing green beauty of the Aurora Borealis over the Earth.
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This CME will arrive with the New Moon in Aquarius, which rules magnetics.  New Moons are when the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun.

Deep Dark Moon vibes will be getting extra powered juice from the Electro-magnetic waves, dark places will be zapped with a bit of an unusual light, something surprising.

Sun, Moon and Mercury will be trining Mars during the luminary line-up so draw back your bows people, aim true.  Focus on what you will magnetically draw to yourself between now and the Full Moon in Leo to come.

Space Weather Now has more here.

More of my posts on electro-magnetics here.

namaste~
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One vibe

Isao HASHIMOTO

“I created this work for the means of an interface to the people who are yet to know of the extremely grave, but present problem of the world.” ~ Japanese artist Isao HASHIMOTO
Each nation gets a blip and a flashing dot on the map whenever they detonate a nuclear weapon, with a running tally kept on the top and bottom bars of the screen.

here is the video link for my subscribers on e-mail: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLCF7vPanrY
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Tonight’s sky… three planets are at the 29th degree, the degree of saturation, culmination.

Sun is awareness -presently in Capricorn (self- interest), soon moving into progressive Aquarius (Earth tribe).

Saturn is Earth- presently on the scales of Libra (cooperation), soon moving under the scrutiny of powerful Scorpio.

Neptune is spiritual intelligence- presently in eccentric Aquarius, soon drifting home to the healing waters of Pisces.

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This sky feels heavy.  I have natal Sun at 29 degrees.
The world is sick. I am sick, and my cat is sick.
When I am feeling better, I will discuss the 29th degree more fully.

Transit Mars is in my Virgo house (pets) activating my stellium (Sun/Uran/Pluto), transit Mars is also activating my natal Neptuner (which happens to be conjunct all my Egyptian kitty cat asteroids- and opposite my Leo stuff.)
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As I write this, Saggo Moon is quintile Neptune and Mercury is quintile Uranus.

Please join me in dark moon blessing for our Mother Earth and all Earthkind.
We depend on Gaia, we must defend her as well.

The New Moon is Monday in Aquarius.
Visualize, initiate and manifest changes that will heal.

New Moon in Aquarius is an electric, magnetic vibe

Moon rules the public.
All one.

As our Moon and our blessings grow to full ~ our collective thought energies will create change.

om mani padme hum
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Larks & Owls

The Siesta by Frederick Arthur Bridgman

Neptune going into Pisces may very well bring the return of the luxurious nap.
I’m a night owl…you ?
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Using magnetic resonance imaging-guided brain stimulation, scientists (click) tested muscle torque and the excitability of pathways through the spinal cord and brain.
They found that morning people’s brains were most excitable at 9 a.m. This slowly decreased through the day.
It was the polar opposite for evening people, whose brains were most excitable at 9 p.m.

Evening people became physically stronger throughout the day, but the maximum amount of force morning people could produce remained the same.
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Click here for more on your chronotype.  Chronos is time, or Saturn.  Sleep cycles are built around rhythms in our bodies, light, food intake, blood pressure and sugar all determine our personal rhythm, our body clock.

I have experimented asking people if they are larks (am people) or owls (pm people) by looking at their charts.
I have speculated on planetary placements and emphasis above or below the horizon, the position of Neptune and Moon (sleep) and their aspects.   At this time, my results are across the board.

Insomnia can be indicated by hard aspects to Moon, Mercury, Mars, Uranus or Neptune in the natal.

Mars superpowers what it transits with energy, restlessness.
Mercury transits can indicate increased nervous tension.
Uranus transits indicate a sudden change.

If any or these transits are in hard aspect to Moon or Neptune – it may disrupt your sleep patterns.
Dreams are Moon, Neptune and 9th house (Sagittarius) or higher planes of thinking and traveling.

So in that case, siesta !
I love naps.  Neptune most highly aspected, Moon exalted in Taurus, with the majority of my planets in the south. 
(Near the mid-heaven or noon).

Are you are an early riser…?… or a night owl ?
How is your Neptune for sleeping and dreaming ?

sweet dreams~
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laying your ley lines

eyedee by perrelet, deviant art

I have been reading a book The Infinite Possibilities of a Balanced Brain: Limitless You by Lee Gerdes.  I have not finished it, as I am queen of the multi-task: I am working, writing, listening to astrology metaphysical shows while I clean, and reading several books all at once.  Usually every book is worth at least one gem, if you’re lucky you get a Fleetwood Mac Rumors.

This book reminded me of one of my therapy sessions.  Jane, (wonderful lady !) my therapist, encouraged me to journal my experiences.  I would have none of that – I lived it once, why on Earth would I want to document  the ugly hell ?  Now some of you may find journaling helpful to process it, whatever works for you to help you feel better.

This is how I see it… ( and what the book above reinforced )
Imagine the trail of your thoughts – do you always go the same route – are you depressed or angry or disappointed in yourself ?
How many times a day do you think (or worse, yet – say aloud) you are stupid, worthless or a failure ?

fyi: My chart ruler is Saturn (restriction) going backwards (Rx) and in it’s fall (in Aries), so I am very familiar with this scenario.
 I have Sun (ego, spirit) conjunct Uranus/ Pluto (mistakes, constant ego hits) right up near the midheaven in Virgo where everyone, and I do mean everyone can see it.  In Virgo no less, the sign that craves perfection, sigh.  Mistakes horrify me, I am familiar with the feeling of failure, but I do not give up.  Ever.   I RISE UP.   Folks, meet the curse/blessing of Plutonian power.

Basically, when these negative thoughts are roads travelled over and over and over again, they are like ley lines in your brain, places you give your attention to – they gain power  through repeated reinforcement.  Choose carefully what you think and say to yourself in your mind’s eye.  To what end will you direct your infinite power, your life force, your chi ?  Be Mindful.

Here is your immediate help.  ~> Train your thoughts.

When a negative thought pops up – recognize it – and replace it with a good one.  If you feel your mind twirling in the quiet moments, start with the letter A and go through the entire alphabet choosing a positive word to describe yourself for each letter.

Then do it AGAIN.
It works, trust me.

Calm the monkey mind – pick birds, or artists or songs, star clusters, whatever ! – for each letter – just stay positive, okay…?!
The Four Noble Truths lead to the Eight-fold Path.

Santa Paula Peak Los Padres mountains, Ventura county, CA

Do you have fixed squares in your natal chart ?  Squares represent inner conflict.  The fixed signs are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius – fixed is just what it sounds like – immovable, stuck, rooted.  Any squares in these signs indicate deeply ingrained patterns that have become fixed over several lifetimes.

Fixed squares are self-will given free rein.

Co-operation and the ability to work harmoniously with others must be cultivated or the body will be the end terminal for difficulties.  The inner conflict on the mental plane will manifest outwardly and cause illness in the physical body.
I speak from personal experience, I was mentally and physically sick for a very long time until I finally got a clue.  I have fixed squares from Leo on the 8th to Scorpio on the 11th, both are fixed signs rooted in fixed houses.

When you vibrate to the highest level of energy mentally, you will manifest and attract magnetically the highest vibrations physically as well.  You will attract people and situations that are in synchronization with what you are vibrating personally.

What follows is a quickie planetary energy guide :
High <-> Low

Sun:  generosity, hope——————-pride, conceit
Moon:  sensitivity, caring—————fickle, weakness
Mercury:  ideas, learning—————-gossipy, worry
Venus:  love, art, beauty——————vanity, laziness, vulgarity
Mars:  energetic, enthusiasm————aggravate, lust, anger
Jupiter:  faith, optimism—————-overconfidence, extravagance
Saturn:  self-discipline, faithfulness—-pessimism, severity
Uranus:  individuality, curious———-unreliable, desertion
Neptune:  inspiration, spirituality——–deception, illusion, delusion
Pluto:  inner power, rebirth—————-obsession, helplessness

From every power that holds the world in chains, man frees himself when self-control he gains.

Venus (love) is coming to conjunct Chiron (the wounded healer) and it took me what seemed like forever to heal myself, but I did.  Now, hopefully, I can help heal you as well.  If you want your natal chart, follow the link on the right – astrodienst – and enter your birth information, if you get lost or have questions, comments are welcome.

namste~
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Lunar Lore

The Moon moves fast, spends about 2 days in each sign, it navigates the entire zodiac in 27.33 days.

According to Ye Olde Farmer’s Almanac tradition, here is how to set the best times for surgery dates.

First look to the Man of the Signs drawing above to see which sign rules which part of the human body.
Then look to the see what sign the Moon falls in.
Choose a time when the moon is in the sign furthest away from the area you will be having surgery on.

For instance if having surgery on the head or face, schedule the appointment when the moon is in Pisces for best results.

Also watch for full moons and avoid surgery at these times as the moon rules the ocean tides and water, and human blood is 80 % water.  The blood flows more freely and is slower to clot during full moons.  Some also give 3 days on either side of the full moon as a time to avoid surgery because of the increase of blood flow.

During the Last Quarter and New Moon times, blood flow is more sluggish and is better for healing and resting.
Keep in mind, I am not a medical doctor, this is Farmer’s Almanac lore and wisdom, not medical advice.

Ever wonder why during dark moons you only feel like being quiet and lounging with a book ?
Now you know ~ your blood flow is slightly reduced, meaning less oxygen throughout the blood stream, it is a time for respite.

Hair ?
For increase of growth, cut between the New and Full Moon.
For thicker hair, cut on the Full Moon.  (My boss swears by this !)
To decrease growth, Full to New Moon (plucking, shaving, dyeing)

Looney for Lunar info ?    More here ~> just click !

namaste~
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