Father Mercury

6a00d834515b5d69e201053647af02970b-640wi“Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it’s from Neptune.”
Noam Chomsky

Described as ‘”the father of modern linguistics”, and one of the world’s top public intellectuals Noam is also an: analytical philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician,  political commentator/activist.  He has authored over 100 books, is currently Professor Emeritus at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Pandemoniumfromamerica is dedicated to him.  

I have long been a fan, the first time I heard him speak, I was blown away.  Noam is absolutely brilliant, deftly cutting through media bias and cultural subterfuge with unequalled power and grace.  Propaganda and the Public Mind: listen here.

Noam has a shining Sagittarius stellium: Mercury, Lilith. Sun, Saturn all conjunct ASC, with the whole she-bang trine Uranus Rx in Aries. Obviously he’s a very inspirational and creative thinker with a truckload of Mars backing the brains.

His ruler, Jupiter Rx in Taurus trines Neptune Rx elevated in Virgo – his 9th house of higher education and philosophies.  Neptune squares his 6th house Gemini North Node within a degree.  Noam has a very spiritual higher mind that seeks union through blowing the barn doors off grandiose, over-bearing, idiotic boundary-making in the name of power/profit.

With a strong Venusian energy, (including Jupiter conjunct Chiron Rx in Taurus) Noam is an intellectual healer leveling the playing field between all people, globally.  Moon ruled Pluto quintile Venus ruled Chiron supports, indicates same.  Venus in Capricorn in exact square to Moon in Libra (10) and in opposition to Pluto in Cancer, drive his desire to balance relationships between the powerful haves and the powerless have-nots. 

In deep gratitude & respect
I thank you
Gneiss Moon


September Sunset 9.19Gneiss Moon

I have not tried to write the history of that language,
but rather the archaeology of that silence.

Michel Foucault
Madness & Civilization: A History of Insanity in the

Age of Reason

Libra Sun
Scorpio Mercury quintile Leo Neptune
Grand Fixed Cross
Mars Rx, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune


Master of Two Worlds

“The standard path of the mythological adventure of the hero is a magnification of the formula represented in the rites of passage: separation—initiation—return: which might be named the nuclear unit of the monomyth.

A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.”

::: Joseph Campbell :::

Makes sense he is all about heroes – Sun (heroes) is exalted in Aries, in trine to Moon in Leo (Sun rules).  What makes a hero ?  < Now that is a class I would love to take !

Five degrees exalted Aries Sun tightly conjunct Mercury exact conjunct Jupiter at six degrees – obviously brilliant teacher / philosopher. In fact, both Mercury and Jupiter are Cazimi, or within 17 minutes of the Sun. This placement is called being in the Heart of the Sun and bestows a very beneficial influence over the cazimi planets.  ( Combust is greater than 17 minutes; less than 10 degrees, is considered less beneficial as the Sun’s rays overpower the energy of the combust planet.)

This whammy trio is the focal point of a T-Square with 29 degree Uranus (culmination degree) in 3rd house Sagittarius making Joseph a unique, cerebral thinker – a visionary explorer.  Uranus opposes 9th house Neptune in Cancer the planet of myths and mythologies in the sign of storytellers and oral traditions.  Great teaching vibe in the 9th house as well – in square to the 6th; detailed analysis of myths and stories from across the globe.

Sixth house Sun, Mercury, Jupiter all trine Moon in Leo 10 – leadership qualities strong, communication of worldly status of the individual in relation to family dynamics and community.  Sensitivity to family pride, fluctuations within tribal self as well as global self.  Examination of creative expressions of self as they relate to global community (Moon, public in 12).

Sagittarius Uranus trine Aries Mars (strong, it rules – in good aspect as well) conjunct descendant in 7th is a pioneer in personal relationships.  Sextiles Saturn in Aquarius 4th so again, solidification of the USE of personal / family / global relationships as they relate to the individual’s journey through life on earth (Saturn).

Venus is exalted in Pisces from the creative 5th house in trine to Neptune in Cancer in 9th, sensitivity strong, heart for teaching inspiring social dynamics, spiritual intelligence behind the personal quest – the quest to not only survive, but succeed.

Aries types are passionate and Gung HO to GO – courageous, inspired leaders who also want YOU to succeed.
 Joseph definitely excelled in inspiring the global community to explore the fool’s journey, the exile, the quest and the redemption and eventual return of the hero.

God, I do love fire signs – bouncing around life’s pre-game: C’mon – Let’s GO !!
Every single thing is a chance for a fun new adventure !
Reading Joseph Campbell inspired George Lucas to write Star Wars – YaY !

(Interesting to note transiting Uranus is conjunct Joseph’s natal Sun/Merc/Jup conjunction – transits remain relevant to the natal chart even after leaving this world – – fascinating, yes ?)

::: The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the heartbeat of the universe, to match your nature with nature. :::