Georgia on my mind

Pictured above is American artist Georgia O’Keefee in the New Mexico lands she loved.

I was thinking last night of how my brother was always dragging things in from the woods (I do the same) morels, feathers, skulls, interesting wood things, you name it.  My skulls and turtle shells (found, not killed !) would probably turn Feng Shui aficionados on their heads, but I love skulls and natural things.  I have strong Scorpio placements (rules death), and all the horned signs are active in my chart, so it makes sense to me.  (Cap rising, Moon in Toro, Saturn in Aries)  We are born to die, may as well accept it.

It reminded me of Georgia, who loved skulls and bones and painted them over and over in her red rock, blue sky landscapes.
I have been to Abiquiu, Taos, and much later, to her museum in Santa Fe.  I traveled the whole area because I wanted to see what she saw.  I wanted to see what she painted.  I stood on the sandy dry road in tiny Abiquiu and marveled at a wooden door set in an adobe wall.

It was her door, she painted it so many times, I knew it instantly.
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Georgia, a Scorpio Sun, Moon, Mercury and Jupiter blazed a trail in the art world.  I love the depth with which she viewed the natural world around her.

Her eyes gave life to the universe within a flower.

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Georgia also had Venus (art) conjunct Uranus (innovation) in Venus ruled Libra.  Venus in her chart is not only conjunct Uranus, but also trine a Neptune Pluto conjunction, that’s revolutionary artist without a doubt.

Neptune is in earthy Taurus (rendering the beauty found in earth), Pluto in Gemini.  She was not only mentally sharp and curious, but also incredibly versatile and a powerful communicator through her craft.  Pluto in Gemini (rules hands) indicates her beautiful, graceful hands – her photographer husband, Alfred Stieglitz photographed them many, many times.

It also indicates the enormous volume of correspondence (Mercury) via post between them.  They were often separated and negotiated (Pluto- power) terms of their relationship through the post.

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Alfred took the photo above.  He was older than Georgia by 23 years, and they greatly influenced each other.  Saturn not only indicates work, and where you are forced to achieve, but also an older person, a male figure (along with the Sun) in the natal chart.  Georgia has Saturn conjunct North Node of Destiny in Leo the sign of creativity.

Her Saturn is also trine Moon and Mercury in Scorpio.  She loved working in her garden (Moon and Saturn rule) and communicated (Mercury) her depth of feeling (Moon) through her artwork.   Georgia had Mars in Virgo sextile Scorpio Sun and Jupiter, again another aspect of depth.  Mars is powering Virgo analysis of what and how to express (Mercury) the power (Scorpio) within.

Virgos notice everything – keep their eyes on everything – as they sort it out.

Scorpios notice everything – hone in on one thing they desire – laser beam focus on that one thing.
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Here is some quick synastry between Georgia and Alfred:

conjunct = power operating
Georgia’s Moon, Mercury, Sun and Jupiter in Scorpio were conjunct his Venus, Jupiter and North Node of Destiny, also in Scorpio.
Georgia’s Uranus was conjunct Alfred’s Saturn in Libra.  (Uranus is the unexpected break, and Libra is relationships – when Alfred met Georgia, he took up with her, and divorced his wife.)
Georgia’s Venus is conjunct Alfred’s Moon.

trine=harmony
His Moon is trine her Neptune Pluto conjunction.
Georgia’s Saturn is trine Alfred’s Mars, and also trine his Neptune.
Alfred’s Neptune is trine Georgia’s Scorpio stellium.
Alfred’s Mercury is trine Georgia’s Neptune Pluto conjunction.

* Neptune rules film and Alfred took hundreds of photographic portraits of Georgia.

* Also worthy of note: Georgia has no squares (internal conflict), only oppositions (something someone else does).

Georgia’s Scorpio stellium is opposite her Neptune Pluto conjunction indicating not only the impact New Mexico (land of her inspiration- Saturn rules NM and the land) had on her life, but also the impact of her photographer husband, Alfred.
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Click here (& scroll down) for a lovely video that matches some of her paintings up with the landscapes near her home.
I will leave you with another of my favorites from the Jack-in-the-Pulpit series.

namaste~
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sweet days

Tonight’s moon: Pisces waxing cresent 21%
Moon conjunct Chiron separating conjunction Neptune
~ all trine Saturn; all sextile Jupiter, all sextile Sun / Pluto conjunction.

Mercury is quintile Neptune.  * bing ! *
genius mystical ting-a-ling in the noggin’ ~

These are aspects of high-flying imagination with a chance of mega mystical insights (sextile Jupiter) that are rooted firmly in the past and manifesting in the present.
Shine your light, access your vast inner powers.
Create your changes & build your bridges, folks !

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Time for ye olde weather lore.
Saturn rules ye olde; Mercury weather forecasts, Neptune rain.
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Weather fronts typically move from west to the east.
 At sunrise/set the sun shines through the clouded atmosphere at a low angle; the shorter wavelengths are scattered (greens, blues, violets) so the sunlight appears very red.
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I took this photo at sunset facing W/SW.
 It is tilted because the moon was very high in the sky at dusk.

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In North America:
Red sky at night, sailor’s delight,
Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.

In the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland:
Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight,
Red sky in morning, shepherd’s warning.

In Denmark/Norway:
Morgenrøde gir dage bløde.   Morning red gives wet days
Kveldsrøde gir dage søde.       Evening red gives sweet days

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Matthew 16:2-3
Jesus answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times ?

namaste~
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Astrobling

One of the things I love about astrology is how it explains so much about people.
Astrology explains who and what, even how you like.
For instance Neptune is my most highly aspected planet and it rules the sea.
I should be an ocean gal, then right..?!
No.
Mountain girl all the way !
Why is that..?
My Neptune has squares (conflict), while my chart ruler, Saturn (Saturn is Earth, rules Capricorn my Ascendant, is the mountain goat) has a trine (ease) to Mars.
That feels better.
Look to your chart, you will find yourself naturally going for the trines and sextiles every time.  They are the back door, the trapdoor, and the secret passage out of trouble with squares and oppositions in your chart.

Here is a pic of stuff I had gathered pre-astro knowledge.
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I have Saturn trine Mars (steel, fire & the forge).

Sun conjunct the morphed metal is my Virgo Sun conjunct Uranus Pluto (heat, change, morph, forge) in the 9th (lucky horseshoe).I have Libra at Midheaven (ruled by Venus, art), hence balance sculpture/art.
My Venus (art, friends) is conjunct Jupiter in Leo (creativity, luck).
I am an artist, and have creative friends, I like cats.
I have a ‘thing’ about naming things. Mercury (names) at MC, with Neptune (fictitious names) most highly aspected.
I have changed my name to something mystical – representing polarities, time and union.
My cats have names that mean ‘friend’.
Neptune is my most highly aspected planet and it rules film & photography.

Look to your chart to see what you like written in the symbols of the skies …
namaste~
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