Earth Mama

A friend of mine recently asked her girlfriends on fb to list their girl crushes, as she didn’t have any.  I couldn’t think of any either – not any recent ones anyway. Chrissie, Joni, and the Wilson sisters..?  Well, that’s been going on for years…
Now, usually when it comes to my Venus Jupiter conjunction in Leo (love and heaps of it, especially for the creative arts) square (creative tension)  Neptune (music, film and illusion), if you ask me about crushes, I’m gonna ask, “How much time ya got ?!”  haha  (You can sift through the entries on here for the scruffy dudes if you really want to know.)

Venus square Neptune..?  It’s the escape, the other world, the dream life blooming inside my head.  I feed my imagination every chance I get.  It’s a waking meditation which allows intuitive sparks from my Mars in Sagittarius quintile Uranus to light me up !

Today a friend posted a Zooey Deschanel video, and I remembered: I have already mentioned Emmylou, (click) – she was one of my very first posts) then Patricia, now Zooey.  So I guess I have 3 recent girlcrushes, if you can call it that.  I like their work, voices, talent, their art.  It’s synastry somewhere between us that brings out my curiosity, I will follow their work.

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As far as the synastry, I peeked and Zooey has Saturn conjunct my Virgo Sun/Uranus/Pluto stellium, all of which is trine her Sun/Moon/Mercury/ Part of Fortune stellium in Capricorn.  My Mercury is conjunct her Pluto and her North Node is conjunct my Venus in Leo.  My biggie Neptune is sextile her stellium as well.  (It just dawned on me…all these women I mentioned have strong Capricorn. hmmm…)

Go and check your synastry with your favorite artists, see where you end up, it’s fun !
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Zooey has loads of Mystical Sea Goat all conjunct her Capricorn Ascendant.
Zooey is a triple Capricorn.
Sun, Part of Fortune in 1st, Mercury spot on Ascendant, and Moon in 12th – all within 6 degrees.  (click here for another triple capricorn)

Planets conjunct the angles are stronger, and with both the luminaries conjunct her Ascendant, Zooey has presence !

Zooey has Venus exalted in Pisces quintile (genius talents- gifts of spirit) Neptune in Sagittarius !
These are the planets of the arts, and any aspect between them denotes an artist.  Venus, is the earthbound cultivated artist and personal love.  Neptune is the inspired artist, being in tune with the universe, cosmic love.  Zooey’s Venus and Neptune are both in visionary signs : I see (Sagittarius),  I believe (Pisces).

Her Capricorn stellium at the Ascendant is trine Saturn in Virgo.  Moon and Mercury are also trine Mars in Virgo (which is conjunct Jupiter).  Fair to say she is most likely a very hard worker, and organized with all that Virgo.

Uranus is at the Scorpio Midheaven in 10th showing the public she is a bit quirky and inventive with her talents, needs to switch it up a bit in career.   She is multi-talented and takes on many different projects – movies, music and she recently launched a website HelloGiggles (click).

North Node of Destiny at 29 degrees of Leo is a culmination degree in the sign of creativity.  Pluto in (Venus-ruled) Libra 9th, square Sun, Moon and Mercury, and Zooey is a powerhouse communicator through her artwork.

namaste~
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I’m honored

Johnny Cash, Arkansas born; Pisces Sun, Scorpio Moon.
Kris Kristofferson, Texas born; Cancer Sun, Leo Moon.

Johnny recorded his first hits for Sun Records in Memphis, in 1958, Johnny left Sun for Columbia Records in Nashville.  For a short while Johnny and Waylon shared an apartment in Nashville, both were young, wild and crazy, popping pills and playing honky tonks. While on tour in 1965, Johnny was arrested by a narcotics squad in El Paso, Texas. He was carrying 688 Dexedrine capsules and 475 Equanil that were hidden inside his guitar case.  Are ya gettin’ the outlaw bit here ?  In 1967, Johnny and June won a Grammy for their duet of ‘Jackson’.

In 1965, Kris (a Rhodes Scholar) moved to Nashville, declining an English professorship at West Point to write songs instead.  His military family disowned Kris for ditching the teaching gig and taking up music.   Again, are ya gettin’ the outlaw bit ?  Kris got a job as a janitor at Columbia, while also working part-time as a bartender, a commercial helicopter pilot and trying to pitch his songs to record execs.  He also gave some songs to Johnny, who ignored them.  In 67, Kris was signed to Epic, but his songs were more successful chart hits when sung by other artists.

Then Kris, dig this !  (his Toro Uranus – rules aviation – is opposite {energy in your face} Johnny’s Scorpio Moon – rules the home) landed a helicopter on Johnny’s lawn and asked him, “Now will you listen to some of my songs?’   Don’t you just love astrological bits like this ?!   He did ! – then introduced Kris at the Newport Folk Festival in 1969, and Kris’ career as a performer of his own songs began to truly take off.

Trines indicate harmony, benefits and co-operation, they are protective, they are the past life bank account you can draw from.

Johnny had Sun / Mercury / Mars in Pisces trine Kris’ Sun / Venus / Mars stellium in late Gemini, early Cancer.  Right there, they ‘get’ each other, communicate well, love and understanding.  Water Suns, both both intuitive and sensitive.
Kris’ Leo Moon was conjunct Johnny’s Jupiter — both trine Kris’ Jupiter.  Moon is feelings, Jupiter luck, optimism–all in fire, signals creativity, self-expression.

Kris’ Jupiter in trine to Johnny’s Venus / Uranus conjunction in Aries which was in turn trine their Moon / Jupiter conjunction in Leo.  They were good for each other, lending support and caring when the other needed it.  Again in fire, so between their charts Kris and Johnny formed a grand fire trine between Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.

Kris had Uranus (flight, eccentricity) trine Johnny’s Neptune (music), so when he landed, Johnny listened, haha.
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click here for Waylon and Willie
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namaste~
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honky tonk heroes

Waylon and Willie both Texas born:
Willie a Taurus Sun, Cancer Moon
Waylon a Gemini Sun, Virgo Moon.

Blazing new trails in country music, Waylon & Willie bucked the Nashville system, brought the rowdy back into country music, fans called it ‘outlaw’.

Waylon had Venus/Uranus conjunct Willies Sun /Venus in Taurus.

Waylon had Moon/Neptune conjunct Willies Mars/Neptune Rx/ Jupiter Rx conjunction in Virgo.

This pair of whopping conjunctions trine each other.  POW

namaste~
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appetite for instruction


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Michael Andrew “Duff” McKagan

One of the first things I did was go to the grocery store to buy food. It was a novel idea at the time, for I hadn’t really shopped for food in about 10 years. Now here I was, 30 years old, and probably doing the first good grocery shopping in my life. I was an adult with a credit card, a checkbook, and an ATM card. I could buy whatever I wanted in the store, but I had no idea where to start. I thought that everyone was staring at me. It had been so long that I had been anywhere sober that I didn’t know how to act or how to deal.

It was like being on LSD. The lights in the store were blaringly bright to me and the music seemed to be playing hidden messages. I bought some milk and barbecue sauce and cigarettes, and that is all. My shirt was drenched in sweat and I was having a full-blown panic attack. As I drove my car home, I stiffly steered my machine out of the way of three accidents as I rode the brakes the whole way. I could smell my brake pads when I got home.

~Duff McKagan, on his sobriety from “It’s so Easy and other lies” (click here)
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Duff McKagan rose to fame as bassist for Guns ‘N’ Roses in 1987, when the band released Appetite for Destruction.  
It is is the highest selling debut album of all time in the US, with more than 28 million copies sold worldwide.

Next year’s class of inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be headlined by Guns N’ Roses, the only group on the ballot to be inducted in their first year of eligibility.  Click here for Cleveland R&RHoF

I’ve been reading Duff McKagan’s autobiography and obviously GN’R partied, but I had no idea how far it had gone for Duff personally.  He is brutally honest, candid and wryly funny in his accounts of his life as bassist of GN’R.

On May 10, 1994, Duff’s pancreas burst and he was told by his doctor if he had one more drink he would die.  He spent two weeks in the hospital recovering and taking small steps in the early stages of detox.  He credits his sobriety in large part to guilt over seeing his mother suffering from worry while he was in critical care.

He describes his recovery from addiction through a love of mountain biking, and his voracious appetite for reading.  He began to write columns for Seattle Weekly, and later many other publications.  For Seattle Weekly McKagan archives, click here.

While in recovery Duff read GN’R financial documents and found he couldn’t understand them.  He decided to enroll in financial accounting courses (got an A in his first class) and discovered his love of academics.  He earned a 4.0 and was on the President’s list, quite an achievement from the earlier addictions he describes in his book.  When he saw a need for musicians to be educated about their financial holdings and business deals, it lead him to start his own wealth management firm, Meridian Rock, to educate musicians and give them the power to make good business decisions on their own behalf.

Duff is a 9 life path, meaning he is in a lifetime of completion.  Nine is the culminated knowledge of all the numbers before it, and is a number of utopian ideals.  Nines are spiritual and often have a lifetime of overcoming difficulties.  They learn how to succeed themselves, in order to teach the world how to do the same.  (I’m a nine too.)
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This is a solar chart, I don’t have the correct birth time, so keep in mind the planets in signs remain the same, houses may change.  

First off, I was struck by how Duff has several difficult fixed (ingrained over several lifetimes) squares (inner conflict, obstacles)  involving the Sun (ego, spirit) and Moon (feelings, fluctuation) – they are the luminaries, the conscious (Sun), and unconscious (Moon).
Hopes (Sun) and Dreams (Moon) forming an obstacle to one another.

Moon and Neptune in Scorpio are quiet, secretive and perceptive, if they do not find stimulation, (speaking from my personal experience here; and Duff speaks of facing it in the ring)  they can turn the Scorpio stinger on themselves to feel something, anything.

Moon (habits, instincts) conjunct Neptune can mean addiction in its low vibration, or spiritual healing at its highest vibration.  This conjunction is intuitive, and feels the cosmos coming in.  It is a conjunction that can bring mystical emotions, heightened perceptions, illusions, daydreams and imagination into the waking life 24/7.

Note also the asteroid Dionysus 3671 is opposite Sun and Mars and square Neptune.  Dionysus is symbolic not only of wine and merriment, but also of the sharp pruning of the vine in order for it to bear the best fruit.   Sun (life, spirit), Mars (the blade) and Saturn (pruning) conjunction in Aquarius has indeed led to the bearing of Duff’s best life / fruit.

Coupled with a hedonistic Sun / Mars conjunction in square ( inner tension ) to the often delusional energies of Neptune, that’s one heck of an obstacle.  Sun conjunct Mars is raw power, tempered by Saturn (the tester, restriction, karma) the need to restrict and rein in the wild tendencies inherent to the nature of Aquarius.  That trio of planets in Aquarius, is in itself a hurdle.

Here’s his ace in the hole : Mercury trine Uranus.  Mercury is thinking; Uranus intuition and innovation.  Mercury in good aspect to Uranus is the sign of genius, a quick study.   The mental faculties are very sharp and capable of radical trail-blazing ideas.  Through his love of learning (Mercury is study and is sextile {opportunity} Venus, love) he transformed his life (Sun) his habits, (Moon conjunct Neptune) and his creativity, his love and spiritual health (Venus exalted in Pisces) all by taking the opportunity (sextiles) to learn and stimulate his intellect.

He also took the opportunity (sextile) to keep actively busy through sports (Mars), higher education (Jupiter), and he continually pushes his endurance (Aries) physically in order to improve his self-esteem (Sun).

Duff’s North Node of Destiny is in Cancer, the sign of nurturing.  Once he got himself on his feet, he will push ahead helping others too.  Now Duff is strong in heart, mind, body, and spirit and has a loving family.   He is, by building (Saturn rules building, the earth and rocks)  Meridian Rock  (perfect name- I love it !) reaching out to help his fellow musicians learn how to handle their finances so they can take care of themselves too.
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Very quickly I want to say a few words about the day Duff was admitted into the hospital with a burst pancreas.  Moon rules the pancreas, and conjunct Neptune in the natal, it can indicate a weakness.  If circumstances in the life and transits activate it, trouble may arise.  Duff speaks in his book of alcoholism and drug use spiraling out of control, and that will further weaken the body.
Transiting Sun 19 Taurus (life-force) was opposite (call for compromise) Moon 19 / Neptune 17 conjunction (addiction) in Scorpio (the house of death and rebirth).  Transiting Moon was also nearing opposition at 11 Taurus.  Transiting Neptune was conjunct natal Mercury (which is trine Uranus in the natal – that’s a wake up call !)   Transiting Pluto and North Node of Destiny were conjunct in Scorpio as well – a call for transformation, rebirth, and rising to meet your destiny.
Ohm mani padme hum

Duff’s band, Loaded released their 3rd studio album, The Taking, earlier this year, see the video below for an acoustic version of Flatline.


namaste~
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Om Namah Shivaaya

The above is Russil Paul from The Yoga of Sound, the below is directly taken from the liner notes in the 3 cd set.
Click here for a previous post on sound healing and more Russil Paul.

This is one of the most powerful and popular Hindu mantras.

Shiva is the great dance of energy that is the very nature of the universe.  Shiva is that dark principle, which destroys the shadow in us all.  Shiva is the ancient power represented by the mountain and the phallus, the great inner strength and resolve of the yogi, the Purifier, and the one purified by fire.  This chant is the great hymn to Shiva.

Chant Om Namah Shivaaya , draw the mantra out with your breath, and feel your spirit merge with the energy of Shiva, the ancient cosmic mystery.  Breathe slowly and deeply after each mantra, and experience the continual movement of your body as it turns, a motion that you share with the planets and stars.
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This is what you’ll hear from my truck as I blow by you on the highway leaving a trail of incense
heehee   true story.

namaste~
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Tune UP

Solfeggio Master Frequency 1122 Hz. HD

1122Hz is a synthesis or “meta” frequency derived from calculating the output function of the first 12 direct solfeggio tones. As an output function, the essence of each of its tributaries are brought together in the summation of its collective center point, sonically suggesting the integration and synthesis of complete solfeggio spectrum.

Great care and attention to detail have gone in to the construction of this track, infusing the Golden Proportion in to virtually every aspect of it; including tempo, duration, carrier tone to entrainment program ratios, the entrainment deceleration process, as well as the peaks and troughs of the music itself.

The entrainment program in this track decelerates to an alpha level at 7.91Hz on a 93.5Hz carrier tone, making this track ideal for active morning meditation, study, and creative visualization.

Sun is conjunct Saturn in Venus – ruled Libra in trine to the healing conjunction of Neptune and Chiron.
Jupiter in Taurus loves sensual sounds that soothe the savage beast, and it is trine Pluto the metamorph in Capricorn.That’s earth sign to earth sign ~ manifestation.  Good time to set intentions for an outward spiral of growth via the golden mean set in this frequency !Moon (feelings) is coming up to conjunct Mars (anger) in Leo near 3pm CST USA, could be a bit emo….but pussycats can be persuaded…just pet them and they will purr for you~namaste~
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Dirty Sweet

You’re windy and wild, you’ve got the blues in your shoes and your stockings
You’re windy and wild, oh yeah 

You’re built like a car, you’ve got a hub cap diamond star halo
You’re dirty sweet and you’re my girl.
~ Bang a Gong, Tyrannosaurus Rex

Mystical poet, story-teller, then later musician, Marc (Feld) Bolan burst onto the british scene in the late 60’s blazing a new trail in rock and roll with a lot a spunk and a sprinkle of glitter.
Charming, aggressive and witty, he wove a cheshire grin spell on legions of T. Rex fans.  An admirer of Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd) and a precursor to Ziggy Stardust days, he was a Tolkien lover who dreamed a magical path with a sexy guitar edge.

Libra Marc Bolan has Sagittarius rising with chart ruler Jupiter (spunky, sexy) in the mystical 12th house with Scorpio (metaphysics/sex).  Marc loved exploring magical, mystical realms and was visionary in weaving poetry, music and the theatrical into his work.  (Check out the doco with Ringo Starr, it’s wacky !)

Moon (imagination) in Aries trine Mars and Pluto (desires/sex) aggressively sexy, opposite Sun conjunct Venus and Neptune, charmingly aggressively sexy.  North Node of Destiny in 6th house Taurus (Venus rules) is creative, sensual communication at work.  Part of Fortune in Gemini indicates the same.

 

Mars in Cancer at completion degree of 29, in mutual reception with Moon in Aries, he was on a mission to reveal his feelings of passion and love of mysticism.  He really blew the doors off repressive attitudes about what sexual creativity should be.

Libra Sun in 10th career house conjunct Venus and Neptune indicates his brilliant artistry – countless musicians site T. Rex as an influence on their music.  Venus is strong here as Venus rules Libra, Libra sits on the 10th, the natural home of Saturn,  Saturn is exalted in Libra.  Any aspect between Venus (practiced art) and Neptune (inspired art) will reveal the artist.

…you’ve got a universe reclining in your hair… 
Sun conjunct Neptune, hello mystical Leo !

(Thom Yorke also has Venus conjunct Neptune (loose- 11 degrees) in Scorpio, both musicians very different, but brilliant songwriters.  Also, my college buddy has Venus conjunct Neptune (4 degrees) and is a brilliant professional sculptural artist.)

Saturn conjunct Pluto in Leo 8th indicates a life-long love of delving deep into the psyche for creative work, conjunct ruler of the 2nd he not only did well in life, but has left a strong musical legacy for future generations.  Saturn is time and conjunct Pluto in Leo, posthumous fame.

Mercury in the 11th trine Uranus in the 7th, Marc had keen instincts in his career, knowing his funky poetry was innovative and sensual and well -suited to rock n roll.

Listen to the interview below and you will see his quiet strength, whimsical demeanor, and a stunning prediction of his future.

This is Moon (intuition) trine Mars (mutual reception- strong) in intuitive Cancer on the 8th of death, Moon trine Pluto conjunct Saturn (intuition of time of death), and Mars trine Jupiter in the 12th (cosmic awareness) square Saturn in Leo the solar (life force) house, in addition to the strong intuitive trine between Mercury and Uranus.

Beneath the bebop moon, I wanna croon with you
namaste~
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