This woman is unusual. A self-proclaimed ‘bitch for God’, Marianne’s obviously a woman after my own rebellious heart. After all, the god/goddess does have a sense of humor (Venus), and I do love a good smartass who doesn’t get all precious and up themselves about spirit.
I’m in !
Marianne has a whammy Cancer stellium: Sun conjunct Uranus and Venus – there’s the rebel streak. Venus opposes disseminating Moon in Capricorn by a wide nine degree orb, by transference of light – they all do. Yes I give more orb to luminaries, particularly with a Cancer (moon-ruled) stellium and Moon being at highest elevation. Venus in 2nd opposing Moon delivers money/success via the public. Uranus rules her North Node of Destiny in the 9th of philosophy/publishing and she has published ten books, including four New York Times #1 bestsellers. She’s a relaxed (mostly, see bitch for god), boho spiritual guru seeking enlightenment, exploration – and we all get to ride shotgun on her journey.
Saturn and Neptune (spiritual work) in Libra square Cancer stellium delivers the impetus to create balance and justice via healing through public work. (Libra/public, but also Neptune square Moon elevated by orb of 10)
She’s a fabulous engaging speaker with Mercury and Pluto in Leo (drama, power, captivates). They square Jupiter in Taurus 11 (Placidus) – make no mistake, she has control of the reins – fixed twice over when square to fixed Leo. Soft voice, a patient teacher, packing tremendously powerful insight.
She has Mars in Scorpio (applying out of sign) square Capricorn Moon, the uncanny ability to provoke transition by delving into common human fragilities, fears and struggles. She knows them intimately because she has lived them herself.
Marianne shows us how to rise above via love/understanding, she teaches us to seehow we are kindred in our basic humanity, the need to be valued and loved.
Peace out Gneiss Moon
postscript for all my bitches: Bitches = Being In Total Control of Herself.
Recently I needed an UP shift in perspective, so got my Oprah on, big time. How I love this woman – she is such a light for the world, such a bright light !
I don’t have cable, so I hooked up via the internet to Super Soul Sunday and heard: Iyanla Vanzant, Maya Angelou, Marianne Williamson just to name a few. I will be adding links here and there, so ck comments below and in the sidebar.
A bit of synastry: Oprah’s Mercury and Jupiter trine my Mercury.
My shift in perspective from a great spiritual teacher – yes.
We also, oddly enough, have Hephaestus contacts: hers on my N Node, mine on her Jupiter. Hephaestus, blacksmith of the Gods delivers craft, skill and cunning – Hephaestus is where your life is forged, hammered and remade.
* Note: Gemini Hephaestus (1 degree) will square New Moon in Virgo.
Oprah is an second house Aquarius Sun tightly conjunct Venus both of which widely trine Gemini Jupiter in the 6th – daily speaking delivers big financial rewards. Mercury is also in the second house of Aquarius in trine to Jupiter, which in turn trines Neptune at MC in Libra.
Women the world over love Oprah for her no nonsense sassy sister delivery style. (Air on earth houses.) She has brought spiritual discussion (Grand Air Trine w/ Neptune MC) into millions of homes for over 25 years and counting…
She is a 29 (culmination) degree Sagittarius rising, so Jupiter rules her chart, and she is indeed a teacher (Sagittarius Moon too ) – when she started a book club, everyone followed. When she speaks, people listen, especially women – she is wise in the healing arts, partly because of her own trials and tribulations, but also because she is a very good listener to those who have gone before, those who have paved the way.
Thrillingly, Oprah has Chiron bang on North Node of Destiny in Capricorn; Uranus conjunct South Node in Cancer. Wounded healer,, philosopher and teacher of s/heroes – yes !
Enlightener, shifting perspectives re: the dynamics of personal, family, love, and global relationships – yes !
Oprah receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, where she was recognized for her “innate gift for tapping into our fervent hopes and our deepest fears.”
Lastly, Oprah has Scorpio Mars as focal point in a T-Square with an Aquarius Mercury – Leo Pluto opposition. This is not only an aspect of experiencing powerlessness, it is also an aspect of earning fixed staying power through rising up through the inner depths via regeneration of self.
She knows it because she has lived it. Well done. Shine on Oprah !
I just found out Dr. King nominated Thich for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. Very cool. I posted a fab vid The Great Bell Chant featuring Thich many moons agohere. If you want to help nominate Thich for the Nobel Peace Prize this year, you can help make it happenhere.
Thich is a Libra Sun trine Aquarius Jupiter – obv. a peaceful humanitarian teacher of balance. Scorpio Saturn trine Uranus in Pisces – strong cut to the humanitarian chase zen master vibe. Venus in Libra, ruling (peace).
Fixed Grand Cross points are Jupiter Aquarius (progressive philosophies), Mars in Toro (stubborn peacenik), Neptune in Leo (willpower for the collective), Saturn in Scorp (working for metamorphosis) Ck the letter in the link above re: fire. Chilling. He is extremely aware (oppositions) of the suffering of others and has worked his daily practice into a long journey of teaching by setting an example.
Fixed peeps are amazingly fixed. Stable in values and ideas, famously immovable. Saturn trine Uranus water to water deeply desires and works hard to change the world via compassion (Pisces), felt doubly so with Cancer Pluto trine Saturn as well.
Witness: this fixed cross is a stellar example of how tough aspects can be made towork for you through perseverance. Meeting struggles daily brings strength over time – chop wood, carry water. Be here now. Repeat.
Quickie transit deets: T. Mercury (mentors, talking) conjunct natal Jupiter; T. Venus opp natal Pluto (status as peacemaker); T. Jupiter Rx conjunct natal NNode (here to achieve); T. NNode conjunct natal Mercury (now he is the mentor) in Scorp; T. Uranus square natal NNode in Cancer (public).
My friend shared this with me, love it.
If you dwell too much in the past you are depressed, if you are living in the future you are anxious, if you are present in the now you are at peace.
(edit. bulk of this post originally posted 6.1.12.)*
I have loved Julian since Valotte, have written about him here at least twice before, but only just today* looked at his natal chart. Julian recently released Everything Changes, his first album since 1998. He is active in charity work including his own White Feather Foundation (named for something his father told him), he produced Whaledreamers, a doco about an aboriginal tribe in Australia and its special relationship to whales. (wiki)
My library has it, love it ! He has been making music and creating for 30+ years, if you want to start from the beginning, go to Hey Jules for all sorts of groovy backstories.
While snapping photos during a surprise visit on his brother (pictured above) Sean’s 2007 tour, Julian began to take photography more seriously. With encouragement from his friend, photographer Timothy White (see link above), Julian had his first, highly successful photography exhibition “Timeless” in NYC in 2010.
Timeless, (above) was taken while on tour with Sean. It most definitely speaks to my 12th house Sag Mars. . .traveling the open road at night. Obviously it speaks to Julian’s 12th house Aries/Jupiter as well. I love it !
I had to include Blue Moon, (below), yet another favorite of mine which had me dreaming in cerulean blue for several nights. Julian’s landscapes, particularly the clouds (Neptune rules, angular in 7th, strong) feel like gentle tides which build to a roar of surf – heady heartfelt moments of insight into our Mother Earth…powerfully, quietly taking care of business.
Prints of Julian’s collections are available here.
Love this pic of Julian below – composition, color + pop in a couple of mystical glyphs on a handsome fella and we’re good, people.
Rune: (Birch) Berkano, stillness, sanctuary, strength via rebirth – earth goddess
Jupiter: exploration, enthusiasm, optimism, truth, luck and growth
Some wingnut tried to rise my ire a coon’s age ago about Julian’s astro. I knew the minute I saw this pic he already knew his score.** Also, for the nutters out there pitching fits and smacking the term ‘illuminati’ (means enlightened, not the evol ) on everything symbolic, get a library card, try reading a few books please and thank you.
Julian is Aries Sun, born under a gibbous (nearly full; strong) Libra Moon. Exalted Aries Sun opposite Libra Moon is ego self vs the public persona (Moon). The desire for perfection, and the expectation of culmination must be balanced with the realization that compromise and co-operation is the way to highest potential. Strength through working and playing well with others is key.
Being at odds with how the public (moon) perceives him is a large undertaking in this lifetime – his Libra Moon (others) opposes Aries Sun (self) and **Jupiter on the high octane 0 degrees Aries point. He is dealing with 4 strong oppositions involving Sun, Moon and Venus. Creative expression is inherently a juggling act of awareness and compromised relationships with others. Collaboration, when sought, is likely very rewarding.
I mentioned Jupiter on the (Mars-ruled) Aries point – it is trine Mars in Leo which is powering his whole chart with creativity from the 5th – Mars also trines exalted Aries Sun. Independent risk-taking, single-minded goals, extreme sports, being a cheeky monkey (his words) are all power driven by the need to have fun, explore, achieve and move on to the next goal.
Anything on the Zero degrees Aries point is a huge outrush of that planetary energy – Jupiter here exponentially expands vibrations of teaching, philosophy, understanding, healing (12th) through actions.
I have already been on this like hair on ape – if you wanna climb on the comparison soapbox, I suggest you read this first.
Then find the door. Alllrighty then.
Julian has Venus (art, creativity) exalted and conjunct Chiron in Pisces in trine to Scorpio Neptune Rx. Obviously musically talented, creative and sensitive. (Moon is also in a Venus ruled sign, Libra)
Julian’s Neptune Rx (inspired music, photography) squares Saturn (work and father: also the energy at MC) …honestly the comparisons are old for me – but for him..? .sheesh.
Earlier this year I watched an interview segment where some idiot news hack inserted Beatles music throughout – infuriating – Julian has been recording his own music for 30 years. He deals with grace, (mostly) he was rightly pissed off re: the above, as was I.
As any good astrologer will tell you, the aspects do not define you – how you deal with the aspects aka energy – defines you.
Positive or negative/attract or repel, it is entirely up to you. Saturn/ Capricorn elevated with Mercury rising smack on ASC is a double-edged sword: constant comparisons of a child (Mercury) to his father (Saturn) but it is also profound patience and clever evasion tactics of same.
In addition, Saturn is in Aquarius and let’s face it, that can mean change-ups and separations with the father, who is likely a rebellious sort. It can also mean genius innovative work, switch hitting between diverse work interests, a strong humanitarian streak (see Whaledreamers) and a love of the earth and earthkind (see White Feather).
Julian is an Aries with a strong sense of self who can withstand all the goofy public opinions that have shadowed him. Jupiter in Aries also delivers faith in personal abilities. North Node in Cancer shows his path of nurturing, and growing into his own regarding feelings surrounding family. (see comments)
Julian has Pisces Venus conjunct Chiron (harmony, healing with women, relationships) opposite Uranus Rx / Pluto Rx conjunction in Virgo. That can signal not only a need for personal freedom, but also the need to give it to others. It signals perfectionism, or high standards (Uranus and Pluto are transpersonal) placed upon him (Venus is a personal planet) and his chosen art by others. Venus opposite Pluto Rx will bring life – long metamorphosis involving not only love and creativity, but also money, peace of mind. Read the wiki link above for the low-down on the money / will / heirloom trail; I am not going there, it irritates me he and his mother were treated this way.
Uranus is quintile (spiritual gifts) Neptune – this brings unusual Uranian style gifts, such as inspired musical talents, far out communication skills (betting on astral travel here), healing and compassion in addition to a well-spring of forgiveness. Julian has lived his life under scrutiny and handled it very well in my opinion.
Uranus is also trine Mercury in Aries – Julian is not only quicksilver smart – with octaves of communication trine one another – he KNOWS (Merc trine Uran) he is talented in his own right, he has just been waiting for everyone else to catch up.
Here is a photo which elegantly represents the hands of a sensitive artist. Conic fingertips denote a spiritual, artistic, sensitive creator. Gemini on the second equals lovely hands and a lively creative mind.
Quickie asteroid round-up: Julian has transformative Sekhmet conjunct Sun; nature deity Freia conjunct ASC.
Head over to his instagram here if you are wondering what he’s looking at, he also pops into his fb account fairly regularly, look him up !
Yesterday Julian released a fantastic app that is worth every penny of $12 and then some – get it on his website here.
Love your work, Julian. xo
This one is dedicated to a billion Aqua Full MooOon children rolled into ONE.
I’ll pop one of the freshies in comments.
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The braveman is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
Sun Cancer trine Scorpio Moon Nurturing spirit in harmony with the public family
Mercury conjunct Saturn in Leo, both loosely conjunct Neptune Soul work, spiritual intelligence, mental self-discipline forged by 27 years in prison
North Node of Destiny ruled by Jupiter Carving a path into the future via hope, optimism and faith
South Node conjunct Venus in Gemini Mental dexterity – a test of love, mental balance, harmony and justice
Jupiter (ruling NNode) conjunct Pluto in Cancer Enormous metamorphosis in home, public (Moon) eventually, the masses (Pluto) Transformation of faith, feelings and miraculous rebirth re: same
“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
Uranus Rx in Aquarius (ruling) trine Venus in Gemini (out-of-sign) Jupiter, Pluto Absolutely a radical free-thinker whose life’s work was to banish apartheid policies Seeks innovative universality, collective harmony – humanitarian, ambassador of peace
Chiron Rx in Aries ruled by Mars Philosopher, teacher, healer who through his actions shows others how to deal with a deep seated wound with dignity and grace
Mars in Libra sextile Mercury / Saturn in Leo Opportunity to use loving actions creatively – a loving spirit that is entirely unique
Rest in Peace
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
With deepest respect, for a true hero. gneissmoonastrology.net
Hello everyone My vinyl has a front row seat since I ditched the search for the holy grail of ipod decks. Haha don’t worry, we’re not goin’ there. I am spinning the Red Rocks show, ’bout wore it right out in highschool…I was dating a Sagittarius then, but we’re not gonna go there either. nope. Just know I have sworn off ’em for life.
May I introducePaul David Hewson, better known as Bono.
I knew he was Toro, but I took another look, a closer look.
WoW – a kite, of course (an on target aspect for power and focused creativity), Moon Neptune conjunction in Scorpio (family man, quiet and deeply sensitive towards the public, wants to heal – North Node and Chiron in Virgo the public servant adds to this) as the apex opposite Sun, Mercury, Venus conjunction.
Obviously a very powerful singer (Taurus rules the throat, Venus rules Toro) Bono is a man whose very nickname means ‘good voice’ in latin – Bono Vox is an alteration of Bonavox.
Jupiter and Pluto sextile his Moon Neptune conjunction. Pluto is very well aspected making him a powerful provoker of positive change. Jupiter in Capricorn uses its powerful position in life in philosophical ways in order to benefit others. It is an expansive social responsiblity aspect. I gotta mention again how much I love this Sag/Cap energy – idealism & expansion coupled with restraint.
Mars in the last degree of Pisces is also a very powerful signature of someone who wants to activate large-scale healing. Saturn rules Capricorn, is placed strongly here in trine to his Taurus stellium – Bono is obviously a hard worker who feels a huge responsibility to communicate love and fairness world-wide. He steps up to the plate to do so again and again, using his fame for betterment of the world. (check out wiki for extensive list)
Bono has Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto retrograde, he’s only gonna get better with age – awesome – I really liked him at 23, lol. Speaking of which, his birthdate reduces to 22, a master number; it signals a Master Builder with idealistic creativity put forth in grand manifestation, it denotes charisma, precision and balance.
I knew Bono had emergency back surgery for severe compression of the sciatic nerve in May of 2010, which is shown by a very strong Uranus placement in Leo (rules the back) as focal point of a T-square. (Genius creativity aspect) Uranus is square both his Moon Neptune conjunction and also his Taurus stellium. This makes him an independent thinker who blazes a trail of creativity, hope and radical generosity wherever he goes.
I don’t have a specific time for his stress injury while rehearsing, but I checked transits for the week prior to his surgery on May 21, 2010. Bono had tr. Uranus (and Jupiter nearing) conjunct natal Mars exact, tr. Mars conjunct natal Uranus. Pluto was Rx applying to his natal Jupiter, and 9th house rules the sciatic nerves. (Jupiter rules the 9th) His surgery was successful, and Bono was back on stage in August of the same year. Strong in heart, spirit and body, right on !
U2 will be playing live the 17 + 18 in Anaheim CA with Lenny Kravitz opening. For other tour dates, check it all out here on their official website. U2