Saturn Set

Been awhile, hello. Occurs to me in the quiet dark that one thing in this sea of changes is for sure… some things don’t ever change and you could set your watch by my posts of this mournful song and some heavy af Saturn transit. May it bring you the relief it does me.

Saturn in Spades

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Turtle Power. 
Ruled by Moon/Pluto, both.
Slow steady burn to atmo…we’re good people.  We’re good.

Hello.
Capricorn rising here with transiting Saturn trine Aries Saturn Rx. 
Saturn is building, business, career, time and restriction. 
Doing The Work. 
Responsibility for how you Use your Tools.
Karma, Justice and Perseverance.

Saturn in hard aspect delivers slow, fluctuating growth through friction.
Saturn in good aspect delivers steady, concentrated growth through ease.

Keep in mind Saturn in hard aspect is tougher, more disciplined, also concentrated via thrift simply because it is continually uncomfortable.  Authority, diplomacy, tact, justice, conservation and value are highly prized though often withheld until tests are passed. 
Saturn uncomfortable equals getting the lead out over time via hard work.

Today, in tandem with transiting Saturn-ruled Capricorn Moon/Pluto trine natal Taurus Moon trine Virgo Pluto, I became curious about a highly lauded online business course, dove into research.  I wanted to test the waters, see the offerings/finances, get the time and temp so to speak.  How good is the guide..? 
Is the guide honest and true ?
Honest with themselves and others ?
What I found surprised me.

I linked Marie Forleo and Kate Northrup on know peace (Venus in Capricorn), here. 
The video linked in that post stands alone, is good, true and honest re: personal money management.  Marie’s B-School, I only investigated today, as she is amping up the sales pitch for registration in 3 days.

My research inquiry:
Is B-School of practical value/service to those who fork over 2G’s, for ‘insider’ business tips ?  Is the organization honest and reliable – delivering what was promised, and what is the customer interaction/satisfaction rate…?

Of course, visit Marie’s affiliates for their experiences, but you might also want to read these short reviews/links/comments from those participants who are not affiliates.  In the interest of research & informed opinions/decisions, I bring you Saturn in Spades.

Just remember you are your own wizard – always.
Work your own brand of magicks…Just Work.

Crawl/formulate, walk/execute, run/innovate.

peace out

Gneiss Moon

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Ballroom Blitz

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I am feeling every bit of this image at the mo. 
Titans all over me like hair on ape. 

Saturn on Neptuner (my biggie)
Jupiter on Venus/Jupes (square my Neptune)
Uranus on Saturn (Cap ASC, ruler)
Uranus square Pluto (Virgo Sun/Uran/Pluto here)

Astrological alignment – respect !
Squares everydamnwhere and admittedly some things are giving away for the moment while I am shoring up elsewhere. It’s a horse & pony juggling act and I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.

It’s a ballroom blitz, I have a fistful of lightning days.

Leo/Scorpio 19-27 degrees and Capricorn/Aries 8-14 degrees are feeling the heat, going head to head – steady as she goes.  Leave one thing to idle momentarily if you need to concentrate elsewhere, now.  This is internal friction, go easy.

Choose your battles wisely.
Find your balance.

Moon is on the wane as the square heats up with Mars/Pluto square Uranus.
Work hard, rest well.

Two exact hits of Uranus square Pluto left:
12 15 2014 Uranus Rx – 12 degrees
03 17 2015 Both Direct – 15 degrees

New Moon at 0 Sagittarius on the 22nd.
More on that later, stay tuned.

Peace out
GMA

Saturn Around the Wheel

giphy-3I am in the middle of having a hard Saturn transit from natal Neptune to my Venus/Jupiter in Leo.  Fun times !  Heh. yeah right.  Mmm..not so much.

Saturn is many great things including: focus, tact, discipline, conservation and good old-fashioned hard work when operating high qi and/or in good aspect.

Saturn is many not so great things including: restraint, obstruction, slowing, stiffening or hardening, (yes I know what you are thinking !) karma, sorrow and pessimism – particularly when operating low qi and/or in hard aspect.
 
Capricorn and Saturn rule the bones and bone structure.
Right now my lower back – yeow !  Neck is not so great either.
With that in mind, I bring you Saturn around the wheel.

Listing “hard aspects” seems a bit misleading/ironic because Saturn IS hard, also keep in mind rulers of these signs when interpreting.
Hard aspects: conjunctions, squares and oppositions

Saturn in hard aspect to these planets may indicate pain in these areas.
I can testify to Aries, I am a Capricorn rising with Saturn Rx in Aries and I always carry pain relief for constant headaches.

Aries – head
Taurus – neck, throat, ears
Gemini – hands, lungs, nervous system *1
Cancer – breast, stomach, yoni
Leo – heart, lower back
Virgo – solar plexus, bowels
Libra – kidneys, ovaries
Scorpio – excretory system *2
Sagittarius – things, legs
Capricorn – bones, knees
Aquarius – ankles
Pisces – feet

*1 – Do not smoke with this placement !
*2 – Literally a pain in the ass.
Quick post/lunch.

Time’s UP !

peace
GMA

Let it fly

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Mars IS in Capricorn since early am today, post incoming asap.
Funny how last day of vacation creeps up.  I need to get busy.
Hauling brush to burn, cleaning garage, readying for winter months… with pauses in between to marvel at blue sky and bright red maple leaves and breathe crisp, cool air.

Tonight, I was going to run to the store, but my truck wouldn’t start, the battery had mysteriously run down.  (No doors open, no lights on and it ran yesterday.)

When my neighbor came over with a charger, he shared terrible news about a friend.
Uranus rules batteries and shocking insight.

Saturn by transit is conjunct my natal Neptuner and square my natal 8th house Venus Jupiter conjunction.  Deep sadness, heinous sensitivity coupled with the determined refusal to put up with overbearing, intrusive fuckwits while I work my ass off. 

Mercury stationing opposite Uranus while both square Pluto, is for a Virgo with 9th house Sun/Uranus/Pluto, forced altitude adjustments 24/7.  It is often hard to get my head around it, changes are so fast and furious it is hard to SEE straight for ten consecutive minutes.

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Tricky mental maneuvers proliferate – one hand/half of brain blocks all entry while the other hand/half of brain is open to receive.  Cogs in the wheel grind, I am understanding to a point.  Some things won’t ever make sense (Mercury) no matter how I look at it.

Clarity rings like a freedom bell with Uranus.

Pluto forces new material into consciousness – grappling for efficiency, understanding and the  s  p  a  c  e  to do so increases exponentially.

Scorpio season with Uranus square Pluto…?
Give spirit the space to phoenix.
Gneiss Moon

The Awakening

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I mentioned in my twitter feed yesterday that I am having a Saturn transit to natal Neptune.  My astral subconscious higher self is doing Dream Work in spades.

Two days ago I dreamt I found my (lost) white cat in my basement covered in swamp muck.  I was happy to see him, cleaned him right up and we were both happily spiffy and reunited.  Note that a Saturn transit to my natal Neptune also delivers Saturn squares to natal Leo Venus/Jupiter in my 8th – hence, basement, cats, healing.

I have written about dreams in depth here before – symptom of giant Neptuner – you can find them here.

This morning’s dream ok WOW.   It was fan- freakin’- tastic !
It was very structural in nature – lots of squares and foundations.
Saturn !
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Fog clears and I see light snowfall on the ground, 1 woman and 2 guys going canoeing.  The girl is not appropriately dressed for the weather or the task: shorts and heeled sandals.  They take off and I follow with my friends.  At this point my dream premonition takes a turn and the 5′ x 5′ square of cut grass/ground I previously ‘saw’ them floating on (while also in the canoe) instead passes them, rushing downstream.

At this point, the guys disappear and I am focusing on the woman who has now toppled off the canoe far downstream, is sinking under the crystal clear water, drowning.  Just as I reach her, the last bit of air escapes from her lungs in one large bubble.  Lifting her up, I do the Heimlich and she spews a stream of vomit, then at last, gasps for air.

She, is obviously, me.  The former drunken Venus/Jupes square Neptune me.
Mischief Managed.  I saved her ass from drowning. Credit also goes to a lovely Capricorn who showed up twice to lend me a hand.  We have whammy composite culminations.  With his help, I got sober (again).
Eight months dry as a bone.

I was also very sick for many years (not from drinking) and it took me quite some time and a lot of hard work to improve my health in every area: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.  This dream points directly to that very difficult time.

This is where I leave that girl behind, and my dream path (predictably) goes up by several octaves. . .

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I discover we are on a river path to a salt crystal cave, which is partially built, in addition to being naturally formed.  I examine the massive stones as I climb downstream into the sunlit cave – they have been masoned to perfectly fit one another, despite their odd shapes.  Several small groups of people are gathered around, I gravitate to a calm side pool on the first plateau, lit from a carved window on our right.

There is quiet conversation, explorations into the caverns, into the water, people are friendly and chill.  This is a place of healing.  I still… take a deep breath and begin to relax.  Looking to my right, I find several loose piles of salt crystals scattered – they are everywhere in this cave.  I am curious, pick some up and pile them into my hand.

Within seconds, to my amazement, a small evergreen begins to grow from these crystal shards.  A man next to me (a father watching his boy play in the water) points to his tree sitting behind him.  I smile, and place mine on a rocky outcrop next to his, noting the small red berries.  After seeing one more small evergreen grow, I then pick up a slightly different cube shaped crystal formation.

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The cubic crystal is soft and pliable, though it retains its essential quadratic shape.  I slowly begin to mould it, work it until the crystal separates into thin sheets like a deck of cards or the pages of a small book.  When I turn them over in my hands I see they are holographic, revealing countless delicate layers of finely crafted, exquisitely detailed  images.

I am drawn to one image.  As I focus, I am seeing into a portal which reveals vast knowledge borne in a singular holographic image – a world, indeed – a multiverse unfolds before my inner eye from one small sheet of crystal.  Images fast frame at light speed in my mind delivering vast volumes of understanding in nanoseconds.  With the intake of a breath, I blink, bringing the onrush to an idle.

The card waits for me, knowing. 

Very slowly, I fan all the crystal cards held in my palms, realizing I have hundreds…each holding untold treasures of innumerable, unknown worlds.  It is staggering, humbling yet vastly comforting.  I lift my eyes to find the father silently watching me.  We meet eyes, nod solemnly.  We understand the gift consequentially carries great responsibility.  Silently, I gather them and reverently tuck them away in a safe, sacred space before venturing deeper into the cave…

Peace
GMA

Peace.

James Paick

News came in this eve that someone close to me was the victim of police brutality.    Tasered, cuffed, kicked/beaten bloody while unconscious without provocation.  Onlookers called an ambulance (disregarding police warnings to mind their own business), thankfully putting a stop to what could have been much worse.

Mars rules police, weapons, and aggression; obviously tazers are Uranus.

Briefly, big factors via transits were Saturn return with Full Moon in Capricorn (7.12) square natal Mercury/Neptune conjunction while transiting Mars/N Node rode same conjunction.  Transiting Jupiter rode natal Uranus which squared the same natal conjunction.
Cardinal cross landed in solar houses 1,4,7,10 aka crisis and an outrush of activity.

Saturn rules justice (or lack thereof), karma, restriction; Jupiter on Uranus equals one hell of a surprise.
Note: Transits listed are not those of the defendant, but of rather those of a close relation.
I don’t have the heart to say much of anything else.
Signing off as I usually do.

Peace.
Gneiss Moon

Curing Chronic Cairns

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So yeah, hope everyone out there is doing fabulous for Full Lunar Eclipse, tax season, Uranus square Pluto nearing Rx station, though if you are just hanging on by a thread, you are not alone. 
I am having my share of body issues with some heinous Saturn/Neptune transits. Feeling exhausted by the slightest effort when my brain is finally whirling with clarity and wants to write, complete and explore a million ideas is not my idea of fun, but I am rolling with it as there is no other option at this time. 

Or is there ?

No big secret Virgos are health conscious neat freaks, but being one of the late 60’s variety, I am really socking the life lessons away with this perfecting square.  Venus is moving towards Chiron which is another whole Chronic emotional / spiritual / mental health issue I have been working on for. what. seems. like. ever.  So I will share what I have been reading watching and learning of late on my own healing journey…

In the interest of Lunar and Solar – one is a bit woo woo; the other more science based.
Both are worthy of exploration and end up meeting in the middle.
Truth is truth after all
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First: Theta Healing (founded by Vianna Stibal)
Theta is REM dream sleep (4 – 7.9 Hz) primo for healing and access to unconscious mind and deep behavioral changes.  I wrote re: Theta here in Deep in the End Zone.

This healing modality works on 4 levels.

CORE – beliefs from conception to present
GENETIC – DNA / cellular memory going back 7 generations
HISTORY – past lives, morphogenetic fields, group memories
SOUL – completely individual past life memories

I love how in the video below Vianna says that each pain or health issue serves some life purpose – consciously or subconsciously we are creating it.  Very similar to the old astrology axiom:

The body is the end terminal for difficulties.  If handled on the mental and emotional levels, they need not manifest on the physical level.  Individual vibrating to highest self saves pain and suffering.

 

 

Vianna takes a Theta journey through 7 Planes of Existence, directly tapping into healing from source.

1  non-organics
2 organics
3 humans animals
4 spirit
5 duality: negative entities, egos – angels, Council of 12, ascended masters
6 Cosmic Laws –  here on a previous post, Vairagya
7 Pure Energy of Creation

There is of course, gobs more in her books, this is just a peek to get you thinking.
I’ll pop the 7 planes meditation in the comments.

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Next up is Dr. Lissa Rankin, the daughter of a doctor who is an MD herself, she had a Saturn Return (right around age 30) from hell that changed her whole life path.
She wrote Mind over Medicine.

Saturn kicks asses to the curb – BIG WALL, BIG TEST – been there, done that.
Do the work, don’t give in, get stronger – Life becomes so much more authentic.

Lisa highlights a need for a whole healthy life

Pleasure
Gratitude
Love

health surrounding the

Inner Pilot Light
Work & Life Purpose
Spirituality
Creativity
Sexuality
Financial Health
Environment
Mental Health

Health in all these areas will lead to PHYSICAL wellness.  Symptoms disappear as we become less stressed, more relaxed and happier.   Seems obvious, yes ?  I love to hear it from a Doctor’s standpoint.  Fantastic !  So two vids from her as well.  Love the story she tells below about the happy gardener, wine-maker who beat the odds given him.

Happy Healing !
Balance and Grace and Peace on the Planets
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