Eye of the Tiger

Ray Harryhausen

I love Love LOVE Ray’s work.  Own a bunch of it, just watched Jason and the Argonauts again last week.  I have been wanting to look up his astro deets, his stop – motion work is simply incredible. He calls it Dynamation.  I have done claymation films myself, and it takes  f  o  r  e  v  e  r   !   Worth it though, it’s amazing to see the finished product come to life.  SoOo on to the astro:

Boom ! 
Cancer Sun conjunct Pluto at 7 degrees, conjunct Venus at 6.
(Powerful imagination leading to groundbreaking artwork)

Cancer stellium in trine to Uranus Rx in Pisces. 
(Fantastical genius)

Cancer stellium sextile Saturn in Virgo.
(Precision with puppets – Saturn rules)

Mercury conjunct Neptune in Leo.
(Dexterous communication of creative fantasy on film).

Jupiter in Leo trine Moon in Sagittarius.  Note: Leo stellium.
(Visionary use of fluctuation in creative pursuits).

Mars in Libra trine Uranus Rx in Pisces.
(Amped up genius artistic urges in the fantasy realm.)

Saturn in Virgo opposite Uranus Rx in Pisces.
(Stop – Saturn – motion art on film)

A zillion thanks Ray – best creature features evah !

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Love conquers Hate

Marvin.
Such a lovely man with so much heart and soul.  I have been thinking of him today.  Mars, Pluto, Marvin and Music.  I own his box set – gonna give it a go here soon.

Marvin was a 12 degree Aries Sun, Mercury combust, Saturn at 19 Aries.
Saturn is debilitated in Aries, and Mercury is weakened by such a close degree to Sun.  Combust means the solar rays overpower the Mercurial judgement and the ego is given free rein over intellect. 

This debilitated conjunction squares both his 29 degree Cancer Pluto and also his Mars in Capricorn. Mars in Capricorn is steeping in Saturn already and in square to the Sun Saturn conjunction that can mean conflict and restriction of actions, and aggravation with authority or the father because of it.  (Sun and Saturn in the natal chart signify the father, males and authority.)

Pluto in the last degree of Cancer is a completion degree and is fully cooked – so to speak – in the lunar, feeling landscape of home and family.  If you read my last post, you know wherever Pluto lands in the natal you will undergo tremendous changes and it is the pressure cooker point in your chart.  In Marvin’s case – Pluto in Cancer means trouble with family.  Marvin suffered failed relationships with women, battled depression and drug addiction and made several suicide attempts.

The day before Marvin would have turned 45, his father accidentally shot and killed him. Marvin was trying to break up a fight between his parents over legal documents.
Saturn (father) in Aries (Mars ruled- weapon) square Pluto (death).
Listen to the lyrics in the song below for a chilling prophetic line..

Let’s leave that sad story and concentrate on his music.
It is worthy of celebration, Marvin was fantastic.
Marvin began his career in 1958, scoring his first big hit in 1963 with Pride and Joy.
He has had countless hits, recorded with the greats throughout his career. Marvin had Venus in Pisces (exalted) quintile (spiritual gifts) Uranus in Venus – ruled Libra.  Groundbreaking art forms for sure.  He also had Uranus quintile Pluto in Cancer and you can hear the soul pouring out in his songs.

I love that he had North Node in Scorpio trine Chiron in Cancer.
Sexual Healing.

rest in peace Marvin…
namaste~
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