Emotional Strength

Emotional Strength

Ok, the sky is alight with T-squares. 
Deep breath everyone, deep breaths.
Hot focal points
Uranus – Neptune – Pluto

Moon into Sagittarius 5:04pm CST,USA

Moon will conjunct N Node while in trine to Mercury and Uranus
Sag Moon is lighter and now the emotions will free up a bit

Moon will form a kite with Venus and Jupiter opposing
Take the high road of Sag Mind
…to feel love, be loving…
Start with yourcreativeself

feel the primordial egg – your path of destiny – crack open and unroll before you
Juice up the creative gusto
the gates are about to burst open

Gibbous Moon in Sagittarius conjunct N Node of Destiny
expand your mind

SEE it :: then BE it.

Use this time to do magickal works of expansion and exploration
knowledge, luck, publishing, the outdoors
are all favored

Gibbous Moon is conscious deliberate action
 Sag Moon SEES and FEELS the universal truths
this Sag Moon feels the higher vibrations
higher mind is set to universal wavelengths with this kite

New doors are opening in your house of Sagittarius

:: Prepare ::
Moon moves to trine Mercury and Uranus all in Fire
THE MIND INVENTS
and

FIRE CREATES

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namaste
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Neptunedude

Music is the only religion that delivers the goods.Frank Zappa

Frank.
The world always needs more Frank.  Frank was a flat-out genius musician, an outspoken intellectual known for cutting straight thorough BS mass media rhetoric and speaking the truth.  No great surprise he was a Sagittarius rising with a 29 degree Sagittarius Sun, chart ruler Jupiter in the creative 5th house.

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Frank released more than 60 albums, counting both his solo work and his work with the Mothers of Invention. He was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.

His lyrics—often humorously—reflected his iconoclastic view of established social and political processes, structures and movements. He was a strident critic of mainstream education and organized religion, and a forthright and passionate advocate for freedom of speech, self-education, political participation and the abolition of censorship. (wiki)

First things first.
When I learned astrology, I went looking for oddballs (compliment) and their aspects.  I dig music, so Frank was at the top of my must know list. When I saw Frank’s 5th house, I immediately thought brilliant ! aural textures !

Frank was a master of layered sounds. 
Once you hear Frank Zappa, there is no mistaking why musicians were lining up to collaborate with him.  Aside from the fact that you knew you could count on artistic genius – everything else – tempos, lyrics and the range of sounds were completely unpredictable and wild.  Each moment was totally up for creative theatrical grabs, each piece, rich with sensual crescendos and assaults.

Zappa considered soloing as the equivalent of forming “air sculptures”,and developed an eclectic, innovative and highly personal style. (wiki)

Frank’s music and philosophical vision was a cosmic wake up call to both musicians and the public.  (Uranus trine Moon – Neptune conjunction at MC)  He inspired artists around the globe (North Node of Destiny in Libra 10 conjunct MC) to do their own thing and do it well.  (Leo Pluto trine Sagittarius Venus)

To the delight of music fans everywhere, Frank went to bat against Tipper Gore and the Parents Music Resource Center in 1985.  He testified before the United States Senate Commerce, Technology, and Transportation committee. He was brilliantly succinct* and fair in his assessment of the proposed PMRC labelling music ‘sexually explicit’ or ‘satanic’ : “…in this context, the PMRC’s demands are the equivalent of treating dandruff by decapitation … The establishment of a rating system, voluntary or otherwise, opens the door to an endless parade of moral quality control programs “. (wiki)

For the record, when Frank testified, tr. Uranus was coming to conjunct his Sagittarius ascendant; tr. Sun and Mercury were conjunct his Virgo Neptune – Moon conjunction at MC*, and tr. Moon and Saturn were conjunct his Scorpio Mars.  haha take that PMRC !

Sun at the 29th degree of culmination in Sagittarius is visionary, trine his chart ruler Jupiter in conjunction with Saturn in 5th and we have precise execution of expansive philosophies made manifest on the earth plane.  Frank shunned the typical excesses of the late 60’s (hallucinogens) and instead turned his Jupiter in sensate Taurus to crafting sonic masterpieces – 30 years worth of musical innovation (Uranus quintile Leo Pluto which trines Venus).  One thing about (long-term career-driven) Saturn conjunct Jupiter – especially in Taurus – it is work and lots of it.  Ok, one more thing – hairy + that is one crazy head of hair with Uranus in 5th. Check out this quote: “Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.”  Perfect for his 5th, yes..? haha This conjunction falls in his 5th, so Frank’s work was actually a labor of love and tons of fun.  personal aside: I must admit, I am growing fond of Jupiter conjunct Saturn folks – they are strict, but fair.  They are honest and they cut to the chase already – soOo refreshing !

Mercury as leading planet (oriental), conjunct Ascendant in Sagittarius 1st house is strongly intellectual, articulate and vocal regarding opinions and philosophies – in square (along with Sun) to Moon (public) and Neptune in Virgo; insightful, detailed and precise, bucking the national trend of delusion.  Frank was well-known as a family man with a strict work ethic who was quite vocal about his viewpoints.  He ended up a spokesperson, though this role likely did not set too well with him (Sun square Moon) – what he really wanted was everyone (Jupiter – Saturn conjunction square the Plutonian masses) to collectively get with the program and get politically involved.

How appropriate that Frank has an asteroid named after him – and that it is in his Neptune ruled 3rd house. (Gemini and Mercury naturally rule and they equal names) Indeed with natal (Mercury-ruled) Virgo Neptune conjunct Moon and MC:  the Internet campaign to name the asteroid, which apparently was the first worldwide on-line petition, involved Zappa fans in 22 countries and produced the most people supporting an asteroid’s name, according to the International Astronomical Union (IAU). (source)  Zappa is exactly conjunct my Uranus in Virgo. cool.

Frank also had Vesta or what I call the ‘fire in the belly’, (the passionate torch carried within) – at the saturation degree of creative Leo in trine to his powerful Sun in 1st. Sun rules Leo, so this is obviously beneficial.  Melpomene, the Muse of Music also breathes fire into his Leo creativity.  Chiron the centaur philosopher healer conjunct metamorph Pluto in Leo which trine Venus and Mars – Frank worked a charm on artists and showed them the way to actively create art for arts sake alone – not solely for profit !  (Venus in Sagittarius 12th)  North Node in Libra 10, and Frank was here to learn and project fairness, balance and creativity to the whole world.
Well done, sir.

Peace out Mothers ~
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built to last

Leo Moon, thankfully.
 Applying trine to Uranus, so I can get some astro work done.

Not a big fan of that Cancer Moon with Venus Retro.
Weird flirtation today from recent past dude outta left field.
not. gonna. happen.

Leo Moon falls in my 8th
research-o-rama
hello books ! my old true love
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Gardening
Leo is a barren sign

great time to destroy weeds and pests
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Spellcraft
Creativity, love and romance, personal charisma
illumination and willpower
are favored

Leo is a fixed sign
 magickal workings with Leo moon waxing
will grow and last
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namaste~
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Aur Onnad Meren !

May I introduce Welsh actor, Mr. John Rhys-Davies.

John, who when young won a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, has over his long career appeared in over 70 films, he is known for his voice work, and also numerous television appearances.

Ok, I’ll give it to ya straight from geeky fangirl central.
1. Indiana Jones (Sallah)
2. Star Trek (Voyager, Leonardo da Vinci)  
3. Lord of the Rings (Gimli, Treebeard)
4. Dune (Noree Moneo)
Aside from the fact that he is a very sweet man, these are 4 sci-fi action-adventure flicks I adore – that pretty much seals the deal for me.  John is one superfly Taurus !

John is a Taurus Sun, Mercury, and Venus.  Taurus is a dependable, hard worker and can easily find the zen in any situation.  Venus rules Taurus and is well placed here in the sign it rules – conjunct Mercury it not only gives a pleasant, courteous manner of speaking but also his deep rich voice, for Taurus rules the throat.  Mercury leads the Sun in the chart giving John an added kick of Mercurial communication in the house of where he ‘shines’.

This conjunction of personal planets is square Pluto in Leo (the sign of creativity) giving depth (Pluto) to both his artwork (Venus) and his speaking voice.  Cancer Mars can be moody, but sextile Sun it steadies (fluctuating Moon rules Cancer) Mars and helps give his voice power as well as enriching sensitivity towards others with Sun in steady Taurus.

John has North Node conjunct Pluto in dramatic Leo – this signals a life path in the arts and being in the spotlight.  Pluto conjunct North Node means his destiny is to be a catalyst in this life – Pluto is the planet of the journey of transformation through loss, death and re-birth, literally and metaphorically.  In order to create, a great artist needs a deep well to tap for inspiration and John has got it. He is deeply inspired by others and he inspires others as well, Pluto knows no other way but intensity.

Pluto contacts all his personal planets (closer to Sun, move faster, they are felt more readily in our lives) but Mars.  Pluto is also sextile Libra Moon which is an opportunity to grow through women (Venus rules Libra, both Moon and Venus represent women) and enrich the creative process (Pluto sextile Libra Neptune as well- rules inspired art) through using the intensity of Plutonic experiences to create dramatic art.

Moon conjunct Neptune in Libra is a fine placement for artists as Moon represents feelings; Neptune inspires creative daydream states of reverie – and Libra is a Venus (cultivated art) ruled house. This conjunction is trine Pluto, so again artwork created from a wellspring of life experience.

Libra Moon and Neptune are trine Uranus in Gemini which means intuition is very strong and communication quick and restless.  Uranus is intuition, the higher octave of Mercury (which rules Gemini) meaning John is a quick thinker who likes to keep ideas and conversation flowing.  Saturn (time, patience) placed in Gemini gives a steady nature to speech and study, though in square to Neptune it can signal a need for disciplined, practical, constructive thought surrounding daydreaming and the creative process.

John has Jupiter in Leo which gives him stage (Leo rules the stage) presence, but also expands the vocal capabilities of the Taurus conjunction by square.  This can also mean a love of talking and a need to listen or simply take care to guard from hasty speech from self or others.  Eating right to stay heart healthy, is important, for a Leo (rules the heart) Jupiter can expand what it contacts and it is in square or compromise with indulgent Sun (Sun rules Leo) in Taurus.  (Taurus rules the senses, likes to enjoy food and drink.)

John has Mars quintile (spiritual gift / talent) Neptune (rules film) which gives him an edge on artistic expression with the outgoing action planet Mars working in tandem with mystical, spiritual, artistic, Libra Neptune.  Leo Jupiter quintile Gemini Uranus indicates a booming voice (Mercury rules Gemini, and Jupiter squares Mercury too) and a love for innovative, expansive ideas.  John taught (Jupiter and Mercury rule teaching) at Watton County Secondary School in Norfolk, where his students likely found him a powerful, innovative teacher.

Also, I was curious to investigate the skin sensitivity, as I also have sensitive skin.
John broke out terribly to the prosthetics used in Lord of the Rings, sometimes so much his eyes would swell shut. Poor guy ~ that’s dedication !

So here are the deets: Saturn rules skin, Aquarius sensitive skin.  John has Saturn square (internal tension, conflict) sensitive Neptune in Libra (make – up, cosmetics).  This Gemini (rules writing) Saturn (rules time, permanence and along with Mars, tattoos) is square his Moon and Neptune in beautiful balanced Libra, and I am sure at the end of filming, the last thing he wanted was more skin irritation.

Thank you John, I look forward to seeing more of your work…
Aa’ menealle nauva calen ar’ malta

namaste~
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Desires on parade


Firebird and Phoenix by Markova Dasha

Tuesday April 10 CST, USA Pluto stations retrograde 11:25 am

Friday April 13 CST, USA Mars stations direct 10:53 pm

Prior post here (click).
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Pluto DESIRES.
Pluto is SEX.
POWER.
OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY.
DEATH.
Pluto is FORCE – the drag you kicking and screaming like it or not GAME CHANGER.
Pluto DELVES DEEP.
Pluto is DEFIANCE.
STRUGGLE.
Pluto is INTENSE.
Pluto rules anything small or miraculous.
Pluto may be small but take it from someone who has it hooked up with BOTH luminaries – Pluto’s packin’ one hell of a punch.  Underestimate it at your own peril.

Pluto is the light burning from behind the eyes – the DIVINE WILL.  Pluto is the higher octave of Mars the aggressor.

Mars is the PERSONAL WILL – the physical energy behind the natal chart – it is your blade, your weapon, the traditional ruler of Scorpio.

Mars and Pluto are kicking into gear this week – POWER IS FLUCTUATING.

Pluto is a generational planet, moves slowly and will stay in one sign from anywhere from 11-30 years (average 21 years).

Mars is a personal planet moves through a sign on average every 2 months.
Mars has been in Virgo since November 10, 2011.
Mars kicks the door in on Libra on July 3.
FINALLY.
Eight months of aggressive Virgo nit-picking self – flagellation will be ovah.
Hallelujah AMEN !

Not only will Capricorn and Virgos feel this shift – Scorpio (Pluto rules) and Aries (Mars rules) will likely feel it as well.

In the natal, also find any planets in Scorpio or the 8th house to see where Pluto kicks that planetary energy into high gear.  ie: A Moon in Scorpio or Moon in the 8th is akin to Moon conjunct Pluto.
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  I am a late 67 Virgo stellium.  Mercury at MC, with 9th house Sun conjunct Uranus and (8th house) Pluto, Pluto trines my Taurus Moon in 4th.

Sun is the center, the ego, the spirit, it rules the heart and the creative spirit.
Pluto conjunct Sun in my experience is continual life-long ego hits – one right after another.  Sun conjunct Pluto is a regeneration of who you are at the visible level – what others see.  A regeneration of how the self expresses the creative spirit, it is WILL POWER.

Contact with Moon is just as powerful – it is POWERFUL INSTINCTUAL DESIRES and a need to plumb the emotional depths.  It is the subconscious brought to the surface to breathe deeply of fresh air and it ain’t always pretty.  We humans are a twisted little bunch ~ beautiful, but twisted.  Contacts to Moon means fluctuation of personality, family and home, restructuring of security, powerful insight into the psyche – it is emotionally wrangling – the discomfort zone 24/7.

Where Pluto lands you will always find CHANGE and MAJOR GROWTH.

Pluto in any aspect reveals a struggle, a force of atomic change that will completely destabilize and restructure that planetary energy.  Pluto rules atomics – positive or negatively charged atoms are called ions.  When you feel better after a thunderstorm, or after you smudge with sage, that is Pluto at work changing energies on a sub-atomic level.  Expect the same energies at work when dealing with Pluto and Scorpio in the natal chart.

Plutonic energies are shifting in the house of Capricorn.
Martian energies are shifting in the house of Virgo.

Find your Capricorn and Virgo houses (also Scorpio and Aries houses) and apply the below to your chart to see where you will be feeling the shift in energies.

Here’s a very general guideline:
1/7 = self/others
2/8 = mine/ours
3/9 = learning/teaching
4/10 = home/career
5/11 = personal will/ will for others
6/12 = personal health & work/ universal health & service

If you need a quick fix and release from overwhelming desires – disengage. (click)
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Pluto stations retrograde on Tuesday (USA) in trine to Mars Rx in Virgo and trine Jupiter in Taurus.  That’s gonna tap the primal instincts and crank up the volume on the libido.  Especially true since Moon is trine Sun and Uranus from free – wheeling Sagittarius.

Emotions and instincts are expansive and we are communicating them. Mercury is coming up to dance with Uranus in Aries again, so surprises are on the way from men in your life.  Communications with women or lovers are favored with a quintile between Mercury and Venus.

questions and comments welcomed…

namaste~
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