warp, weft & the whip

Hephaestus, God of Blacksmiths : violscraper

A client I just finished a reading for is, as she put it, ‘knee-deep’ into studying astrology now…I loOove it…saw it coming  when I read for her.
Strong Uranus placements – Uranus rules astrology and curiosity.

For those of you who don’t know much, and want to follow along, go over to astrodienst and enter your deets ~  it’s free ~ and trust me, you will learn much by following along and applying planetary energies and current transits to your own natal chart.


I have written of the Plutonian forge many times.  Hearth Forge & Hammer (click).
Fire and ice.
Heat, Hammer & Cool.
Repeat.
Pluto rules volcanoes; Uranus, volcanic eruptions.

These energies (Uranus and Pluto) are in square (obstacle, internal work, forced change) now with Pluto in Capricorn moving retrograde at 9 ’30 degrees; Uranus in Aries at 6 ’21 moving direct, the first exact square hit will be on June 24th.

You are feeling it in your chart…in your life.
I know you are ~ we all are under the same sky.

I keep seeing the Angel of Time, the reconciler.

Compromise.

Feet in two worlds – actually 3.
Water or emotional life, Earth or material world matters and the sigil is Fire of Spirit born unto earth matter.

Creation.
Time heals.
Blending and working the worlds into balance.

Heat, Hammer & Cool.
Repeat.

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Pluto is churning in Capricorn going retrograde; erupting and morphing the past, authority and work and career (Capricorn rules all these things).

Pluto will be doing the same in the opposite house, Cancer where Pluto demands compromise with another in your life.  Cancer rules home, family and gut instincts and feelings.

Pluto works out inner tension through a square to Libra – relationships, equality, art and beauty – how to find balance in life.

Pluto also squares Aries, the competitive self, instincts, early childhood – the I Want It NOW house !   The RAM is dragging Capricorn into the future and the RAM doesn’t look back.
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You may be wondering why I put Hephaestus, God of Blacksmiths (asteroid 2212) at the top of the page, yet I haven’t mentioned him yet.  This is the cool weird thing about astrology folks…the planets really do give all the info you need, but the asteroids flesh out the bones…love that !

Hephaestus is the god of blacksmithing ~ the volcanic fires of the forge.

He was born lame and crippled into Olympus, rejected and cast out by his mother Hera. Rescued by sea nymphs, he grew to be a cunning craftsman.  Despite his ejection from Mount Olympus, Hephaestus crafted many objects for the gods such as thunderbolts for Zeus, arrows for Apollo and a shield for Athena.  He was the only Olympian said to have returned to Olympus after being exiled.

The asteroid Hephaestus will signal forgiveness, craft, cunning and skill in your natal chart.  It is the place where you blaze a trail and rise to create your destiny – despite rejection – despite emotional and physical difficulties.

It is where your life is forged, hammered and remade.

Look to what it aspects and see what the forge holds for you…
Conjunctions are power operating together, trines easy energy flow, squares inner battles, and oppositions indicate compromise with another.
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During the Occultation of Venus (click) Hephaestus will be at 6 ’15 Gemini, sextile Uranus and trine mid-heaven.
(Some only read conjunctions, but I like to read the astrological gumbo…)
During the first exact square of Uranus, Pluto – Hephaestus will be conjunct Venus.

These are forged objects from my home.  An old friend made them…the keychain I have carried since the day it was given to me.  Pluto, forging, craft and forgiveness are all major in my life – Pluto aspects both luminaries, Neptune most highly aspected.

Imagine my surprise when I saw my natal Hephaestus is not only quintile Venus, but it lives at 16 degrees Gemini, the exact degree of the upcoming Occultation of Venus.   
hmmm…fascinating…

Nae saian luume’.
Tessa ta ten’ amin.
Tenna’ san’…amin mela lle.

namaste~
gneissmoonastrology.net

One vibe

Isao HASHIMOTO

“I created this work for the means of an interface to the people who are yet to know of the extremely grave, but present problem of the world.” ~ Japanese artist Isao HASHIMOTO
Each nation gets a blip and a flashing dot on the map whenever they detonate a nuclear weapon, with a running tally kept on the top and bottom bars of the screen.

here is the video link for my subscribers on e-mail: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLCF7vPanrY
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Tonight’s sky… three planets are at the 29th degree, the degree of saturation, culmination.

Sun is awareness -presently in Capricorn (self- interest), soon moving into progressive Aquarius (Earth tribe).

Saturn is Earth- presently on the scales of Libra (cooperation), soon moving under the scrutiny of powerful Scorpio.

Neptune is spiritual intelligence- presently in eccentric Aquarius, soon drifting home to the healing waters of Pisces.

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This sky feels heavy.  I have natal Sun at 29 degrees.
The world is sick. I am sick, and my cat is sick.
When I am feeling better, I will discuss the 29th degree more fully.

Transit Mars is in my Virgo house (pets) activating my stellium (Sun/Uran/Pluto), transit Mars is also activating my natal Neptuner (which happens to be conjunct all my Egyptian kitty cat asteroids- and opposite my Leo stuff.)
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As I write this, Saggo Moon is quintile Neptune and Mercury is quintile Uranus.

Please join me in dark moon blessing for our Mother Earth and all Earthkind.
We depend on Gaia, we must defend her as well.

The New Moon is Monday in Aquarius.
Visualize, initiate and manifest changes that will heal.

New Moon in Aquarius is an electric, magnetic vibe

Moon rules the public.
All one.

As our Moon and our blessings grow to full ~ our collective thought energies will create change.

om mani padme hum
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O + 8 & Z

Funny sometimes how astrology plays out … subtle planetary nuances, whispers of moods, or screams ! – depending.
Yesterday I was really feeling the pressure cooker.

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I am a civil servant.  (I know, how Virgo of me !)  I serve the people…this of course escalates at this time of year.  Did somebody say time ?!  yeegads.

I have Pluto transiting my Capricorn 1st house (opposite 7th- others) and here come the people – all wanting my time (Saturn), a piece of me, lol.  (My Saturn is Rx in Aries, the house of me.)  Pluto is coming up to square my chart ruler, which is Saturn, the immovable Earth (or so it thinks, lol- Pluto is sayin’ oh yeah..?! watch this ! )

Work, work and more work.  Guess what, staycation is More Work.  I wake up from working out the daytime issues at nightime, (crazy dreams last night) so Saturn never sleeps.  Oh, and did I mention there is an eclipse coming ?
Oh goodie !  .whatever.
In Gemini, the twins (anybody here do cloning ?) on my 6th house of bingo ! work and service !  
*insert maniacal laughter here*

Pluto is a shakedown planet, and so is Uranus (3 days from going direct !) and both are conjunct my Sun in Virgo.  When planets, particularly the outer, transpersonal,  s l o w e r  moving planets get moving, I feel it.. and the days before direct are akin to water on fire boiling to a whistle.

Uranus is the wildcard of the zodiac, and how do I know it ? … well  how much time ya got, lol?!
Mars is quintile Uranus (its the higher octave of Mercury, Lord of Eclipse ) in my natal chart, Mars is trine Saturn, and Mars is transit my Virgo Sun, Uranus, Pluto Stellium, so when the Plutonic pressure is building ~>  take . cover .
jus’ sayin’ !
hahakidding.

Yesterday I thought the pressure could use some intense primal scream therapy  Mars !  but I was in the parking garage and thought it might freak people out.  a.  little.   My little Aries head might have just popped right off with all that Mars screaming- who knows !?  With my Toro Moon it would be loud, perhaps even operatic, lol !

SoOoo I burst into maniacal laughter instead ! ~ which is Venus.
I got loads of oxygen coming in and put out the fuse.
…and there is your happy ending, folks.

happy eclipsing
namaste~
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O= oxygen, with an atomic number  ‘Z’  of 8
8 protons / positive electrical charge
8= strength

* edit, came back to add clarity after my busy day (wrote this before work) and found a special Uranian/Plutonic surprise (they rule mistakes) waiting – snap ! is fixed !  Considering aspects such as Merc Rx, and the others detailed above, should have checked 2x, my apologies.  Nobody’s perfect.  peace out.

Dirty Sweet

You’re windy and wild, you’ve got the blues in your shoes and your stockings
You’re windy and wild, oh yeah 

You’re built like a car, you’ve got a hub cap diamond star halo
You’re dirty sweet and you’re my girl.
~ Bang a Gong, Tyrannosaurus Rex

Mystical poet, story-teller, then later musician, Marc (Feld) Bolan burst onto the british scene in the late 60’s blazing a new trail in rock and roll with a lot a spunk and a sprinkle of glitter.
Charming, aggressive and witty, he wove a cheshire grin spell on legions of T. Rex fans.  An admirer of Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd) and a precursor to Ziggy Stardust days, he was a Tolkien lover who dreamed a magical path with a sexy guitar edge.

Libra Marc Bolan has Sagittarius rising with chart ruler Jupiter (spunky, sexy) in the mystical 12th house with Scorpio (metaphysics/sex).  Marc loved exploring magical, mystical realms and was visionary in weaving poetry, music and the theatrical into his work.  (Check out the doco with Ringo Starr, it’s wacky !)

Moon (imagination) in Aries trine Mars and Pluto (desires/sex) aggressively sexy, opposite Sun conjunct Venus and Neptune, charmingly aggressively sexy.  North Node of Destiny in 6th house Taurus (Venus rules) is creative, sensual communication at work.  Part of Fortune in Gemini indicates the same.

 

Mars in Cancer at completion degree of 29, in mutual reception with Moon in Aries, he was on a mission to reveal his feelings of passion and love of mysticism.  He really blew the doors off repressive attitudes about what sexual creativity should be.

Libra Sun in 10th career house conjunct Venus and Neptune indicates his brilliant artistry – countless musicians site T. Rex as an influence on their music.  Venus is strong here as Venus rules Libra, Libra sits on the 10th, the natural home of Saturn,  Saturn is exalted in Libra.  Any aspect between Venus (practiced art) and Neptune (inspired art) will reveal the artist.

…you’ve got a universe reclining in your hair… 
Sun conjunct Neptune, hello mystical Leo !

(Thom Yorke also has Venus conjunct Neptune (loose- 11 degrees) in Scorpio, both musicians very different, but brilliant songwriters.  Also, my college buddy has Venus conjunct Neptune (4 degrees) and is a brilliant professional sculptural artist.)

Saturn conjunct Pluto in Leo 8th indicates a life-long love of delving deep into the psyche for creative work, conjunct ruler of the 2nd he not only did well in life, but has left a strong musical legacy for future generations.  Saturn is time and conjunct Pluto in Leo, posthumous fame.

Mercury in the 11th trine Uranus in the 7th, Marc had keen instincts in his career, knowing his funky poetry was innovative and sensual and well -suited to rock n roll.

Listen to the interview below and you will see his quiet strength, whimsical demeanor, and a stunning prediction of his future.

This is Moon (intuition) trine Mars (mutual reception- strong) in intuitive Cancer on the 8th of death, Moon trine Pluto conjunct Saturn (intuition of time of death), and Mars trine Jupiter in the 12th (cosmic awareness) square Saturn in Leo the solar (life force) house, in addition to the strong intuitive trine between Mercury and Uranus.

Beneath the bebop moon, I wanna croon with you
namaste~
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kissing the stone

This evening, around 4:15 CST USA Mercury leaves Virgo, joining Sun, Venus, and Saturn in Libra.  Party time !
Libra is the house of parties and friends…but also lawsuits and enemies.
It is opposite the me Me ME of Aries and is the house of Balance and Us. 

Venus is at home in the house she rules and is warming up to old cuss Saturn on the couch at about 5 degrees…and she’s moving in closer…Saturn is looking good ~ he is exalted in Libra.

A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.
Ben Franklin

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There is a sense of peace coupled with change in the air, with the grand earth trine involving Moon (feelings), Jupiter (poise), and Pluto (inner energy). 
 
Saturn is steady, diplomatic, fair and kind in Libra, especially with Venus at his side.  Pluto, with 6 aspects in the sky is manifesting change in Air (thoughts, communication) and Earth (physical world), and Fire (actions).  The Water element (Moon) is involved  via the steady Earth trine.

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Mercury (Hermes) is the messenger, the traveller, the root of the name (herma) means ‘marker of stones’. 
Mercury (polarities) into Libra (scales of balance) can mean an over abundance of thinking/communicating followed by periods of quiet and relaxation (Venus).

It occurs to me I have vacation coming (yes !) and should make a calendar of chores so I can be more productive, haha Saturn, no rest for Saturn.   I will plan a day of reading (how weird to schedule relaxation) since Mercury rules reading, libraries, Saturn rules time, Venus, love.  The brick pictured above is on a path leading to a library, if you were wondering.
I will leave you with a gorgeous photo (Venus, art) of a mysterious moving (Mercury) rock (Saturn) to celebrate Mercury into Libra.

namaste~
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dragon’s head

Ammonites are fossils, previous homes to cephalopods that lived in the seas between 240 – 65 million years ago.
The name originates from the Greek Ram-horned god called Ammon.

In the Middle Ages they were called ‘dragon’s heads’ and worn for protection.  The Blackfoot tribe also wore them to ward off evil spirits as ‘buffalo stones’.

Ammonite is a powerful re-birthing stone; it represents the sacred geometry of the golden mean and the cyclical nature of life.
It is excellent for centering, and relaxation through calming the breath, and pulse.  It can awaken the kundalini and foster harmonious energy flow throughout the body.


If you are very Earthy, or just simply a lover of stones, you may like to find a pocket totem to carry as a reminder to vibrate high energies during the Uranus oppositions to Sun, Mercury and Venus.
Venus is also conjunct Saturn.  Pluto is squaring the above, and Uranus too.

There is energy pushing and pulling in the sky in many earth signs.
…so I am making friends with the Earth energies via ammonite…

Capricorn rules Saturn, Saturn rules rocks , they are made with pressure over eons of time ~ very Plutonic.
Saturn is my chart ruler, both luminaries are in Earth, so I dig rocks. 

They help me focus my energies and practice patience, with myself and others.
….may they help you as well…

namaste~
gneissmoonastrology.net

Camelopardalis

I am Capricorn rising and giraffe is one of my favorite animals.
Giraffes are Capricornian !
Saturn rules Capricorn and is my chart ruler.

I have always loved giraffes, they are grounded
(Saturn is terra firma), but their heads are in the clouds.
(Neptune -my most highly aspected planet- rules clouds and sky.)

Since Saturn is time and old stuff, so here’s an old b/w photo…

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I have Sun conjunct Uranus and Pluto.
Uranus and Pluto rule mistakes.
lovely.  THAT explains much !
Here is the back of the above photo
with my childhood scrawl.

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What is the astrology of your favorite animal ?
Peace GMA