Yum, dirt.

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Aqua Sun square Scorp Saturn
excavation of deep-seated dirt
  Ego/spirit
Pride/global heart

Pack a lunch.
Aka: fixed signs past & rooted
Work it.
Buried treasures of insight await.

North Node quintile Pluto; trine Merc Rx in Pisces
Revelatory regenerations work themselves out quietly.

Waxing Gem Moon + Merc Rx
Mirrors
Poignant progress pinpointed via partnership people.
What raises hairs, reveals your stairs.

Jupiter trine Chiron; Chiron sextile Pluto
Truth hurts before it heals.

dig it !
GMA

Gnarly Neptune

Scott Hove

How bizarre is THAT ? ! 
Uranus is in freaky flux and I find these modified pimp my Stripper Stilettos ?!
They are mixed media, “absurd fake cake” sculptures with spikes & teeth !
Strangely appealing to my 11th house Neptune square Venus/Jupes in Leo.     

My giant Neptuner (most aspected) in Scorpio doesn’t give a wing-ding about shoes. (Pisces,12th and Neptune rule feet)  My utilitarian style tends towards black lace-up boots & stealth converse.  I do have some light up flip-flops, yeah I know, woo woo.

Functional switch blade in the rear, lol. 
Hello ! 

These remind me of the time years ago…I was at the state fair wandering around on a muggy night after a Def Leppard show, I saw an enormous sterling silver biker ring, hands clasped – when I opened it a giant silver boner popped out – omg I laughed so hard !   I was unexpectedly embarrassed and got all tongue tied – the carny was getting a kick out of watching me squirm.  It was so completely unexpected and beyond ridiculous, I loved it !  
So bizarre. 

So Scorpio.
Sensational !
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Also, in the sky, the T- square closes with Libra Mars opposite Aries Uranus and both square Pluto Rx in Capricorn.  Energy is tense – situations involving *love money and creativity*  are rising to a boiling point –  think metamorphosis !    Bob and weave, light on your feet !  Libra house can balance – that Mars will bend a bit – use it !

Cancer Sun squares Libra Saturn – feelings of restrictions on the above.*
Keep walking, talking (Mercury quintile Saturn) trudging through the swamp (Chiron and Neptune retro in Pisces trine Saturn) and it will literally work itself out.

Moon slips into Toro soon at 6:30pm CST, USA – trine Pluto – earth to earth. 
Spa yourself, relax, eat well.  Get your zen on.
Feed your metamorphosis in self-nurturing ways – be creative !

peace
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All Aboard !

 Iron Man, Ozzy Osbourne

A new friend (microbiologist) asked me to look up Ozzy and expound upon his longevity as found in the OZ natal chart.  We had a curious discussion about Ozzy’s career, a near fatal crash on a 4 -wheeler, hams flying across the fence at loud neighbors, and Ozzy’s genome being studied.  See the TEDMED genome talk here.  Speaking of his resiliency, hilarious as usual, Sharon says, ” I have always said, at the end of the world there will be roaches, Ozzy and Keith Richards.”

I like Ozzy, an old friend of mine was an Ozzy / Sabbath freak so I grew up hearing lots and lots of him.  All my Ozzy is on cassette and a bit draggy, the one Sabbath record I had was so party worn it was in another bands sleeve with a piece of notebook paper slapped on the front that said Sabbath in black sharpie.  I know who has it – did it start their vinyl mania – ? – haha I like to think so.  x

Well, of course, for longevity, it helps to have a decent amount of Capricorn or Saturn.  He does.  Mars tightly conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn and Moon (not conjunct).  All three trine Saturn in Virgo.  Mars is exalted in Capricorn, while conjunct Jupiter which expands what it touches – Ozzy has energy and a lot of it – Mars in Capricorn is like time -release capsules of energy, lol.  It means stamina and energy over the long haul, climbing Denali type obstacles one step at a time.

Ozzy is a Sagittarius with Mercury and Chiron oriental (rising before Sun) both of which square Saturn which causes friction and restriction with the mind (Ozzy has dyslexia)and ego – negative thinking, tendency to melancholy, low self- esteem that sort of thing.
(In the TEDTALK above, Ozzy mentions a hindered sense of smell, which Mercury rules.)  His ace in the hole – Pluto the metamorph trines his Sagittarius Sun from Leo, he has heart and the strength of will to overcome any difficulty through perseverance.

Drug use, well that is Neptune square Moon and Mars in Capricorn, and Capricorn is long-term.  Clean and sober now, Ozzy has survived 40 years of abuse.  Neptune sextiles Sun and Pluto (which trine each other), so the opportunity to pull through and regenerate is right there in his natal.  Sun is life – trine Plutonic regeneration.

Scorpio Venus sextiles Moon, Mars and Jupiter in Capricorn; as well as Saturn in Virgo.  Obviously Sharon is a major positive influence in his life, he credits her for saving him when she offered to become his manager in the late 70’s.  Ozzy’s Venus trines his 29th degree Uranus in Gemini.  Hilarious.  Venus (wife, Sharon) tossed a leg of ham (odd and frankly hilarious) at the neighbors (Gemini) for being loud and annoying.  Classic.  It’s here if you wanna watch – F bombs galore, etc… – nsfw, this is the Osbournes after all, so fair warning.

Also Ozzy’s Uranus in Gemini is a help to the Saturn square to Mercury because Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury, placed in the sign Mercury rules.  He is communicator, albeit an unusual one, known for being a bit eccentric.

Case in point: When transiting Mars was coming to conjunct his natal Neptune (Jan ’82)which squares his natal Mars and Moon, we had the bat incident.  Mars is bite; Uranus, bats (sonar + flight), Neptune is illusion – and Ozzy bit the head off a bat someone threw onstage and had to undergo a series of painful preventative rabies shots.  It qualifies as something Uranian, or unusual, and the rumor (Gemini) was a wild one !  Neptune sextiles both his Sun and Pluto – so he did garner one hell of a rep, lol.  Ozzy thought it was plastic, ( Neptune, oy ! bad Neptune ) bit the head off and of course, Uranus rules surprises !  Poor guy, you know afterwards his Mercury square Saturn wonders wtf was I thinking ?!  …eh, everyone makes mistakes. !

Hang tough Ozzy, we love ya

peace out
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You’re lookin’ at country

May I introduce singer / songwriter, American music legend ~ Loretta Lynn.
(click)

Born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky to a coal miner father, Lynn married at 13 years old, was a mother soon after, and moved to Washington with her husband, Oliver Vanetta Lynn, Jr. (b.1926, d.1996), nicknamed “Doo”. Their marriage was sometimes tumultuous; he had affairs and she was headstrong. Their experiences together became inspiration for her music. (wiki)
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I had the privilege of hearing Loretta sing a few years back and I gotta tell ya –
I was thrilled !   I love Loretta Lynn and her friend, Pasty Cline (click).  They are women of the highest caliber in my book – they blazed new trails in music and showed men in Nashville the power of women – both as singer / songwriter performers and also as women music fans.  Once Loretta and Pasty met, they became fast friends, supported each other, went on tour together, and they remained close until Patsy’s death. Loretta named one of her twins Peggy and the other Pasty.  They are both an inspiration to me.

Loretta sang of troubles from a woman’s viewpoint.  No subject was taboo – she sang about fighting off sexual advances of a come home late, good-timing drunk husband, fist fights, infidelity, teenage pregnancy, divorce and double- standards, the Pill, the Vietnam war, you name it – she spoke up about it – Loretta is Aries through and through !

A woman who had barely grown up before she started having babies, she was juggling being a mother with kids (4 children by the age of 19), her career and keeping a rocky marriage rolling while on tour and writing music.  She sang of real women troubles in straight talk, no glossy format- blunt and straight to the point, like you would dish with your best girlfriend over coffee. Women around the world love her for singing their stories and we still do.
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Her 1967 album, Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin, went to number one and became one of the first albums by a female country artist to go gold. (sales of 500,000 copies)  Loretta’s 1976 autobiography Coal Miner’s Daughter,  became a #1 bestseller making Loretta Lynn the first country music artist to make the New York Times bestseller list.

She has had ten Number 1 albums and sixteen Number 1 singles, four Grammies, seven AMA awards, she was the first woman named “Entertainer of the Year” by the Country Music Association, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988, and Loretta was the first female country musician to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1977.  She possibly had more banned songs than any other artist in the history of country music, she was controversial because she spoke the truth.
OUT LOUD in PUBLIC !  WoOoHooOo  Go Loretta !

The movie, Coal Miner’s Daughter, the story of her life, starring Sissy Spacek as Loretta and Tommy Lee Jones as Mooney Lynn was the #1 box office hit in American and Loretta Lynn crossed over from country music superstar to American legend. This film also made Loretta Lynn the first living person to ever have a major motion picture made of their life. It garnered seven Academy Award nominations winning a Best Actress Oscar for Sissy Spacek and a slew of other top honors including a gold album for the soundtrack album, a Grammy nomination for Spacek’s singing as Lynn, a Country Music Association & Academy of Country Music awards plus several Golden Globe awards as well.
If you haven’t seen it ~ good Lord, do so, it is awesome !
“…go put the backdrop back on the bed honey..” one of my fave quotes, lol.

 Loretta is obviously a go-getter, mega Aries
Aries likes to be first, fast – they are fiery and fun !  Loretta has rebel Uranus as her guiding planet (oriental), in an Aries stellium – she’s a firecracker – no doubt about it !

Lilith, Sun, Uranus, Mercury and Mars all in Aries – this stellium (by transference of light, I am counting Mars) is square Pluto in Moon – ruled Cancer.  Moon is the mother, but also women and the public in the natal chart and Pluto signifies major transformation and change.  (See bio above)  So Aries stellium on the house of Scorpio squaring Pluto (rules Scorpio on the 3rd) safe to say Loretta’s packing a punch ~ and I mean that in more ways than one.  The 3rd house is communication – Scorpio ruling – she is a force to be reckoned with because she speaks her mind – like it or not !  Change is a comin’ !

Loretta also has Sun square Saturn.  That is trouble with authority and men – obviously with all that Aries she demands her independence and has her own mind, takes her own lead.  It also means a heck of a lot of work and restraint in life because of it. She is the mother of 6 children, and was on tour much of the time during their growing up years – that had to be hard.  (Saturn opposite Moon and Jupiter)  Sun square Moon in Leo shows the need to shine but also the need denied or fluctuating in the emotional department.

See how Saturn (work) trines Venus (love, art) in Gemini..?  Gemini Venus likes to spread the love, it can and will cover all the bases because it multi-tasks well.  So her kids, her fans and her husband all knew – she and her love was solid as a rock.  They understood – she was just a busy lady, a mother and an artist juggling to keep everyone happy.

Neptune in Virgo shows her need for self-care.  Virgos can overdo the giving thing, and Loretta’s Neptune (sacrifice) is square Venus (rules peace of mind and balance).  This also signifies her love life was a bit too scattered and flip-flop.  She likely is very hard on herself for not being as successful as she would like regarding love, art and public longevity in the eyes of corporate Nashville. (Venus square Neptune; Saturn quincunx Neptune -music- hidden in the 12th)  * Aside: Thank you, Jack White !  I LOVE you !  (click) See comments for material from Van Lear Rose

Sun conjunct Uranus, I know that one well enough – a lifetime full of surprises as well as (conjunct Mercury) speaking up about them. Is it any wonder she wrote Fist City  with all that Aries..?  Aries on the 8th is territorial in love and will Back It UP !  Lookout !
Loretta is quoted as saying, “he never hit me one time that I didn’t hit him back twice”.  So the girl got it, then Doo did too.  Although Loretta had tough times with Doolittle, they remained married 48 years until his death in 1996.

Venus at mid – heaven…?  Well, Willie (click) has that aspect too – and obviously both Willie and Loretta are well known for their music, songwriting and performing and are also well loved by their fans. ox indeed !   Moon is quintile (spiritual gifts / talents) Chiron, giving Loretta healing gifts regarding the public, women in particular.

Moon conjunct Jupiter in Leo and Loretta was born to embrace her visionary principles (Jupiter rules Sagittarius) in the public spotlight (Moon and Leo).  The cool thing is that with Virgo rising she’s low – key about it and with North Node of Destiny in Pisces 7… she is meant to dissolve boundaries and walls regarding relationships in the collective consciousness.

She knocked it outta the ballpark by giving millions of American women and in fact, all women across the world a voice.
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I am one woman among many who thank you Loretta.
With love and always your fan,
Gneiss Moon

namaste~
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Serenity NOW

How’s Mars treating ya ?   
We’re all pissy around here. Cat is sick, hating the evol bile medicine I have to force down his throat.  Poor thing wretches and foams at the mouth while I am poked every which way.  The other cat wisely hides. lol
Oh and transiting Pluto creeps up on my Saturn ruler and turns the square screws another notch or two.  lovely.

Energies are most definitely in flux.  Mars IS energy in the natal and it is soon to travel via retrograde back over the nit-picky bits in Virgo – oh who am I kidding ?!
They are ALL nit-picky bits in Virgo, obviously.

Sun (spirit) and Saturn (work & restriction) are under some nasty squares and how !
I am buried in work until…I do not care to count the days and weeks and months.
Sun is square happy-go-lucky Jupiter too – squeezing any optimistic juice out a dried up old day…and I am here writing about it – how about a round of applause for Mercury square Saturn. *crickets*  (sips blackberry smoothie)

Things on this page will be a work in progress towards more streamlined efficiency while Mars is Rx…posts may ease up a bit while I work behind the curtain.
Thanks for your infinite patience while Gneiss regenerates and metamorphs…

Moon (emotion) is frozen solid – cloaked in a suit of chain mail and crawling on all fours out of Capricorn on this dark moon.  Sun squares aren’t helping the sitch.
I saved the best for last though !

Luna is coming to conjunct Mercury and thankfully Mercury is quintile (talent) Uranus.  Heightened intuition and the Cosmic Headspace Bliss -out !  wheeee !
Soon New Moon Monday in the early morning (CST,USA) and some fizzy Aquarian dark moon vibes, bring it  !

Ohmmmmmmm…Gneiss Mars…yeees…that’s right…ohmmm…


peace out lovelies~
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