Passion Peak

black_queen_by_alexgarner-d20k3nbAlex Garner

Friday July 25
Mars into Scorpio
Vegas 9:25pm
Saturday 26
London 3:25am
Tokyo 11:25am

Mars in Scorpio drives power and passion to their peak experience.  Vigorous regenerative energies roll under the surface of this Mars due to the influence of Pluto.
Passion pits and peaks are part and parcel of Pluto; Mars aggravates and stimulates.
You do the math.

This position is a blitzkrieg of intensity and purposeScorpio is not only identified with the Scorpion, but also the eagle – they are the silently swift strike, highly observant.  Mars in the house of Scorpio is a devious, subtle, undercutting blade rather than the obvious full-frontal attack of Mars in Aries.

Here live BATTLES over SHARED POWER – money, sex, life and death as well as secrets involving them all.  This Mars is possessive and jealous, demanding loyalty and fixed security – they will not be cuckholded by any means – unless there is a prior agreement.
Scorpio demands total honesty and full disclosure – if this is not forthcoming, Mars will ferret out the dirty deeds/deets via uncannily accurate research.

This magnetic placement attracts both the powerful and powerless for Mars here is fearless and ferocious, a sight to behold.  You want them on your team in a fight, yet they are not made for the company of wilting violets.  People with this placement run a tight ship, they are not frivolous in action or affection.

Mars here tends towards energy transformation: via traditional forms of psychotherapy or healing via shamanistic trance drumming, acupuncture (blade/needle), kendo, jiujitsu, sacred tattooing.  This Mars is inclined to interest in the occult and metaphysics – anything unknown or unseen acts as an irresistible aphrodisiac.

Focused power, increased energy, sexual desires and the persistent desire to uncover and probe subjects of interest will be on high RED alert !  

Obsessive qualities may arise – know this going in !
Choose your Battles !

Transform your own energy rather than obsess over controlling someone else’s. 
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Alex Garner re: image above: If Dark Phoenix was heroin to Jean Grey, then I like to think of the Black Queen as the gateway drug. 
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Mutant and Proud
Gneiss Moon

Gifts of Millstones

shoulders_skatz-hates-norman-reedus*Capricorn, Norman Reedus
(note cheekbones, facial structure)*

After my marathon induction into The Walking Dead, I ran up Norman’s chart since the archer, Daryl had some weird accident co-incidences with one of my brothers (the eldest).  It turns out Norman himself has some weird accident coincidences with my youngest brother as well.  For the record, I don’t want to give the impression I only enjoy Norman’s work on The Walking Dead because that is not the case at all – I enjoy the entire cast and their work immensely.

The Walking Dead speaks to me of the current aspect Uranus square Pluto all over (high octane personal metamorph 24/7), as well as my specific aspects Mercury (walking) Sun/Ura/Plu in 9.  I find TWD incredibly dense, emotionally rich, psychologically intense & surprising.  Every single episode delivers new perspectives and ideas to chew on afterwards – I love it  – fantastic work writers, cast & crew – thank you.

The Michonne scene I refer to here, for instance.
Who is the walking dead ?
Damn. whoa.
Reality check.

I was wondering how working on TWD has changed cast members (specifically Norman’s) viewpoints on life and death.  Probably because TWD changed mine – for the better.  (No deets, it’s private.)  Then it occurred to me the car wreck Norman survived in 2005 (imdb) was likely more of a catalyst in that philosophical realm.

Norman was passenger (Gemini/Mercury/3rd rules) in a car that was hit by an 18 wheeler, he went through the windshield, sustained serious head injuries and survived. My youngest brother was not so lucky, he died in a car crash and his daughter had severe brain trauma sustained from their wreck.  (She is doing very well now after years of hard work, thank you.)

I read about Norman’s titanium eye socket, and being a curious regenerative astrocat, I had to hunt up the deets to see what Norman’s transits and progressions were in late Feb of 2005.  Only then the similarities between Norman’s chart and my brother’s dawned on me, so here I am, writing another accident astrology post for Mars Rx in Libra.

Mars Rx in Libra is researching self-reliance, resiliency and balance, reconciliations, re-thinking how, where and when to re-apply force.  It is the study of creative directions.
Bringing Balance to the Force.
C’mon…you had to know I was gonna go there, right ? lol

Mars rules accidents. Incidentally, transiting Mars Rx was applying conjunct my natal Uranus at the time of my brother’s death – he was a double Aquarian.

millstone Yeong-Hao HanYeong-Hao Han

First – full disclosure: This Capricorn Rising failed her Saturn return.
Saturn was smack on my natal Aries Saturn Rx when my brother died, my niece landed in the hospital near me for months on end, while my family tried to gain custody of her. Prior to that my folks house caught on fire, and they were both diagnosed with cancer.  Pretty heavy stuff.
I could have handled it better, but then hindsight’s 20/20 isn’t it ?  My own years of debilitating sickness followed Saturn return and I have worked slowly, steadily since then to improve my mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health.
Astrological know-how has been immensely helpful along with savvy card reading, I can see hard times coming and prepare.  I know how long I have to grit my teeth and deal until the transit passes.

What you read here at GMA are gifts of the millstones.
I finally figured out how to work Aries Saturn Rx trine Sag Mars at the backdoor properly – less going on tour, more quiet spiritual work.

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Heads up under 30 peeps, learn your lesson from me – Saturn return will test you.
Work hard, stay clean, use your head, ask for help if you need it and you’ll be fine.
There is a Saturn return calculator on the sidebar.  (Usually around ages 29, 57, 85)
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BroThis is my youngest brother with snake (Scorpio rising).  I neglected to mention earlier both of my older brothers were/are archers, crafting longbows and recurves.  So yeah, weird similarities with Norman, who I hear is an excellent shot with a longbow.  I dig it.

Now, onto the similarities…
First, my brother’s natal T square + Saturn aspects:
Aquarius Moon/Sun/Venus and Mercury in 3 opposite Pluto Rx in Leo most elevated.
Mercury & Pluto square Mars (strong, conjunct ASC from 12) – Mars is focal planet.
Pluto is ruler.

Third house luminaries square Saturn in Scorpio 12th; Moon exact.
Third house/Mercury rule short distance travel.
My brother died about a mile from his house, though he nearly died years before in  Florida (Pluto 9, long distance travel) when he was 25 or so, got filled up with metal then, after that wreck.

Accident deets:
Mars Rx in Mercury-ruled Virgo applying square to Prog Mars
Prog Sun exact conjunct natal Mercury square natal Mars
Prog Moon square natal Jupiter, prog Mars
Transit Pluto Rx applying to ASC, square prog Mercury
Transit Jupiter exact natal Sun square natal Saturn
Transit Uranus applying to natal Moon square natal Saturn
Transit Chiron Rx square natal Mercury, square transit Neptune
Transit Mercury square natal Uranus Rx

Lots of squares, indicating very restless energies looking for expression.
Most definitely a time for caution, being on guard, circumspect.

norman_reedus_daryl_dixon_vest_from_the_walking_dead_2_1Now for Norman, pictured above with one of his many crossbows.

Norman reports his wreck happened when he was headed home after an REM gig during the Berlin Film Fest in February of 2005, so I ran up the progs and transits to see what came up for Feb 14, 2005.
First off, Mercury (rules passengers) square Mars can indicate traveling accidents.
Mars in Scorpio is regenerative power and transmutation, possibly brushes with death when Mars is under tough aspects and transits/progs activate them.

The likelihood of another Mars focal point is what caught my eye.
For the record, I think Norman’s a Scorp rising (puts moon early/mid teen degrees).
He has 3 deamon tats, Omen is one of his fave movies, generally known for playing killers, gunmen etc…

Norman’s natal Mars (accident) deets.
Natal Mars in Scorpio square Mercury (similar).
Mercury opposite Leo Moon (how tight this aspect ?, tricky – Moon moves quickly)
Mars square Leo Moon. (Again, tricky, but I give a wider orb with the luminaries.)
He also has Sun square Saturn in its fall in Aries.  Aries rules the head; also Germany.

Accident deets:
Transit Mars square natal Jupiter
Transit Mars square prog Venus
Prog Mercury square natal Mars
Transit Sun/Mercury square natal Neptune
Transit Saturn Rx square natal Aries Saturn (progressed Saturn exact)
Transit Pluto square natal Pluto
Transit Chiron applying to natal and progressed Mercury

There was an Aquarius stellium at the time of Norman’s accident.
Venus/Neptune conjunct within one degree; Sun/Mercury exact conjunct – Jupiter trine all of it from Libra.
Triple benefics (Sun, Venus, Jupiter) at work.
North Node of Destiny and transit Pluto in exact trine in fire signs (energy).
This is good.
A friend (Venus/Aquarius) translated for him, Norman had surgery and lives to tell the tale. Interestingly, Norman actually ditched his hospital stay early, flew back to LA to film the autobiographical short film, Meet Me in Berlin, linked below.
Interview here.

Interesting dude.
I like him.

Peace out
Gneiss Moon

Ravi

Ravi.
Amazing musician, virtuoso sitar player, so blessed to have heard him play…

Ravi had Aries Sun trine Jupiter / Neptune conjunction in creative Leo.  Mercury conjunct Venus (Venus is exalted in Pisces) trine Moon which trines Jupiter/ Neptune.
 Life of fame – Sun trine Neptune conjunct Jupiter in Leo.

Mars in Scorpio, Pluto in Cancer and Uranus in Pisces form a grand water trine – Uranus opposite Saturn in Virgo forms the apex of a kite.  Obviously, Ravi has earned his place in history (Saturn) as a groundbreaking, visionary musical genius. (Uranus in Pisces)  Mars in Scorpio (trine Pluto) is super intense, hot to trot for deep musical transcendent experiences (esp. with North Node in Scorp as well), Uranus in Pisces blazes new trails across musical frontiers.

Ravi, interestingly had no planets in air signs – he let his music do the talking. 

Moon is also the apex of a T-square with Virgo Saturn and Uranus in Pisces.  Emotional T-square tension dissolved by tapping the wellsprings of boho creativity – writing and healing through music.
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Thank you Ravi
My Sir was honored as well…
namaste
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Venus shares

Moon is in Cancer, folks.

How’s that going for ya ?

Typically not my personal favorite moon transit because it squares my Saturn workhorse.  Earlier I was hitching my work wagon to some tunes via computer and my speakers went out.
I’ll fess up – a small thing that brought frustration, anger and tears snap !  ‘Seems the only thing working around here is ME !’   ::crank::   That’s Cancer for ya – feelings are floating right on top – unlike Saturn where they are locked down tighter than a jug (if need be).

Moon is strong here, it rules – home, family, mother, instincts, where you feel safe, how you relax, your well of midnight psyche, stomach, and yes gut feelings

In my chart I have been getting incoming info like WoW all morning . . . Sun / Mercury conjunction is coming up to my Sun/Uranus/Pluto (trines my natal moon) to deliver 9th house insights, basically BIG PICTURE type downloads of ahhh . . . I think I am finally getting IT.  Stuff like HOW could I have missed THAT ?
Of course, followed by tears.

Why ?

Here’s why – and why WE ARE feeling IT– because right now Venus trines Uranus that’s fire to fire – FAST AND HOT – Marsy Uranus is blowin’ that fixed Leo pop stand a few LOVE curve balls  ~>  insights in the house of romance and creativity.

That IS sweet. (Venus)  Keep that up. Yes, please.  My Leo is on the 8th and transformation down deep is a MAJOR GO.  Look to your Leo house for where you will be getting gifts (Venus) of love, money, creative insights and finding balance.

I did this earlier in my own chart and a friend’s and it about blew my mind –
Look to your Libra house for where you are gifted something by the universe.
Do the same for Taurus – Venus rules both. 

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Look at Peter Jackson’s chart 2 posts ago.
He has Venus in Libra on the 6th conjunct Mercury.

Libran Gift = Mercury: books, but not just any old books.  Books loved the world over, (Venus) filled with their own (Mercury) languages.  In fact, a huge preface that is an enormous book in and of itself, The Silmarillion, shows the dawning of middle earth time, birth of the races, languages, the whole middle earth world created by author J.R.R. Tolkien.  You see Venus and Mercury contact Jupiter (huge) and Saturn (world), right ?  See how dense – how intense ?

Nothing less will do for Peter’s Scorpio Sun, Neptune and Mars – he was gifted this dense, difficult, rewarding project in some way.  An agreement before he arrived on this plane, whatever – it IS a gift.

Taurus in 1st = we are a patient bunch of fans (Venus) and we will wait for his creativity to express itself in its own time – because we know it will be worth ($$ + love, Toro) the wait.  Peter is at the (1st, Mars + conj Neptune) helm, all is well.

Moon is coming up to trine Mars in Scorpio and oppose Pluto in Capricorn. 
Some emo junk from the past is prime to be jettisoned in order to improve our health.

Venus is closing in the square to Mars.
Scorpio power vs. Leo love
This one I am very familiar with, trust me.  Two fixed signs that want to win.

Plutonic power will fight the WILLpower until death.
Only then comes the rebirth – Fresh NEW power – only after loss of the old.

Is that intense for you ?  (shrug)  Sorry.  Welcome to my world.

Stay calm Mooneyed peeps, death just means give up the Plutonic need to control everything regarding love, money and creativity.

Let me clarify.
By give up I mean flip the Mars in Scorp power switch from exterior to interior.  Ya dig ?  Don’t hog the left lane doing 50, for instance.

Share and delegate the power.   Venus shares.

Cultivate balance of power.  If the obsession to control a situation finds you spinning out of control – work on controlling yourSELF instead.

May Power through Peace be ours
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halls are alive

ta DA !
Venus into Leo

The halls are alive with the sound of music !
.seriously.

At my day job, nearly everyone
spontaneously :: bursts :: into song
at the drop of a hat
or the
wink of an eye
the acoustics in the stairwells are fabulous. 

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Mercury is conjunct Sun in Virgo
Moon is now in Gemini

Gemini Moon
delivers the urgent need to
convey and relay

Moon  is sextile fresh Leo Venus
from the house of communication.

Incoming !
You have mail from
the houses of Gemini and Leo

as Venus closes the trine
to Uranus Rx in Aries

 high-speed insightful communiques
will fascinate you

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will it be
newsy news about
cash, creativity or love crush 
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All 3
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Whatever it is you can count on one thing
it will need some elbow grease
as Venus closes
the tense square to Mars in Scorpio

*make it work *
x
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peace
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calling in the note

Sun into Virgo and right away I am tending the sick.
Girl cat gone missing for 2 days finally came home with a big puffy bruised spot.
Catnip rub down was much appreciated.
Virgo rules practical magick as well as pets.
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Current astro is a bit spicy / dicey.
Saturn and Mars (work and men) – they are in the sign of love & balance
trine WoOo WoOo Neptune – steep grades sharp curves
objects are not as they appear in the mirror
With that in mind – this IS fabulously funky astro to

Dream it – then BE IT

Mars into Scorpio
 Thursday 10:24am, CST USA

Mars in Scorpio
hits the ground running with transformative desires
in high gear ::: opportunities abound
reform – reshape – rework
shift ancient paradigms ::: new more efficient
structures are shifting and locking into place

Mercury in Leo is a very creative thinker
and when Mars hits Scorpio
– the sign of Uranus exaltation –
::: expect some incoming inventions, intuitions :::
lightning strikes & ozone buzz
from the still watery depths of your Scorpio house

Follow your inner compass to transformation station
North Node is in Scorpio square Sun
aka
find and fulfill your destiny 

Sun opposes Neptune Rx and Chiron Rx
 magickal mojo is working ::: healing vibrations
between you and another
 are already taking place – Neptuning fork
is calling in the note
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Lay low.  Stay grounded.
Free associate.
Let the waves wash us clean.
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peace & love
xo

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Way of the Dragon


Lee Jun Fan
Bruce Lee.
Respect !

Way of the Dragon, indeed.
Born in the hour of the dragon, in a metal dragon year – double dragon is extremely powerful, very auspicious.  Dragon rules the energetic morning hours between 7-9am.  Unpredictable, ambitious, opinionated, outspoken and lucky are traits of dragon hours.

Metal dragon of 1940 is a gleaming sword.  Future – oriented, decisive and natural – born leaders, metal dragons are fair and honest.  Lessons to learn are tact, flexibility, relaxation.
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I haven’t been as stunned by a natal chart since I saw the grand water trines of Nostradamus.

Bruce Lee’s powerful Pluto is packing a punch as focal planet of several T-Squares.
Pluto forces the personal will and outward energies of Mars  to a higher octave.

Pluto is divine will – implosive power and force channeled, focused into explosive extremes of energy that manifest in outward metamorphosis.

Bruce channeled this magical transformative Plutonic energy into extraordinary physical prowess.  Onscreen he led the globe to recognize the spiritual beauty and grace of martial arts.

Born in San Francisco and raised in Hong Kong, Bruce had appeared in 20 films by age 18.  Bruce moved back to the states when he turned 19, majoring in philosophy at the University of Washington, Seattle.

In later years he practiced, taught and wrote of the evolution of his way of martial arts, which he called Jeet Kune Do, “The Way of The Intercepting Fist.”

Bruce read and wrote extensively his thoughts about physical combat, the psychology of fighting, the philosophical roots of martial arts, and about motivation, self-actualization and liberation of the individual. (source)

Bruce Lee was a 12th house Sagittarius Sun, Scorpio Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars.
Intense, unusual spiritual quest was definitely on the menu with this 11th house stellium. Nearly all his personal planets are ruled by his focal planet, Pluto.

Bruce was creative power incarnate.  Leonine Pluto taps into the center of being , the power of WILL in tandem with the strength of the heart: spirit, honor, kindness and generosity.

His winning card – Sag in 12th has secret allies – his Sun is trine the house Sun naturally rules, Leo.  He shines brilliant spiritual fires of the phoenix from a dark well of Plutonic power which rests on the 8th, the house Pluto naturally rules.

Scorpio fixates, obsesses, probes and penetrates the mysteries fearlessly tapping the still waters of the soul seeking control.  Sun in trine to Pluto learns self-control, then teaches the philosophy to others. Eleventh house stellium packed with Scorpionic power shares intellectual enlightenment gleaned from within for the betterment of earthkind.

The creative 5th house & intellectual 11th house axis is activated – what I have opposes what we have. Bruce wanted artistic control of teaching and communicating his way of Jeet Kune Do, financial gain was not paramount, the spiritual way of martial arts (Neptune 10 conj MC) life was most important to him.

Stealth in the 12th ~>  Sag Sun trines Pluto: his aim to bring spiritual insight to the masses – a public display of personal power controlled, harnessed ~> superhuman force applied with spiritual discipline to achieve enlightenment and transcend personal limitations.  Note Sun quintiles MC as well.  Mars rules his creative 5th house: action hero, onscreen.

Taurean Uranus trines Virgo Neptune in the 10th at MC – earth plane manifestation of unusual zen principles – martial arts philosophy was woven into his daily life, spirituality was Bruce was spirituality.  Graceful precision of movement on film was his destiny.

Libran North Node quincunx Saturn, quite possibly he knew the toll intense overwork (Saturn conjunct Jupiter) would have on the physical vehicle, but felt he was unable to comply with normal standards of rest.  He needed to share, he sought peace and balance through work, his art.  Uranus is restless in Venus- ruled Taurus, stillness must be continually cultivated, and it does not come easy.

Bruce had Uranus quintile Pluto – his talents and spiritual gifts had a profound impact on the world – he helped introduce gung fu to the world through teaching martial arts.

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Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.

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Not being tense but ready.
Not thinking but not dreaming.
Not being set but flexible.
Liberation from the uneasy sense of confinement.
It is being wholly and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come.
~ Bruce Lee


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peace
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