Astrology of Clever

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Repairs/Recycle/UPcycling ruled by Uranus
See 4 above
Freedom & Independence – very Uranian !
Note also (read below) Sonia is a trained scientist (video) which is ruled by Uranus.

When I was a kid, I spent most of my time running off into the woods out back, playing in the creek catching frogs and messing around in the mud and the muck.  Not a fan of Barbie.  Somehow I ended up with one ( ? ) and not surprisingly, she was prone to idiotic naked ditch dilemmas, crying for rescue from my Bionic Man/Woman or Star Trek action figures.

For the record: I do have a Venusian vibe: Libra at MC, Venus conjunct Jupiter in Leo, Moon in Taurus.  Yes to all things creative, artistic, harmonious, beautiful – but – strong earth placements deliver practical, healthy sensibilities.

I had to share this picture/video link here on GMA.  I love the simple pleasure Sonia and her mother create by upcycling children’s freakishly over glamourized dolls into toys vastly more realistic/healthy for kids.

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Picture speaks volumes, yeah ? 
Here’s the video.

As an oddball sidenote: mannequins freak me right out.  Dolls are ruled by Venus and mine is an 8th house (death/creepy) Venus square Neptune (fakes).  I about jumped outta my skin once when I ran into an Iman mannequin locally.  I’m a Trekkie and a Bowie fan, so I immediately recognized her face, but I had no. idea. real people were used to fashion fake ones … until then.  eep.

Peace out
Be yourself
Gneiss Moon

First Tier

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Be prepared.  
Those strong in Earth get this.  

I wanted more Mercurial bits to expand the train of thought from yesterday’s post.  Philosophical messages in the “reckless hate” post seemed better suited to a second or third tier approach.  When a nutter is waving a gun, we need FIRST TIER approach.  So I went looking for more info …

Negotiation is ruled by Venus and Libra and 7th house.

If your natal Venus is in Libra or in the 7th house, angular, highly and well aspected, especially to Mercury – negotiation of some form could be for you.  I have Libra and Mercury at MC and always seem to be negotiating in some form or fashion.

The below is an excerpt from The Behavioral Change Stairway Model developed by the FBI’s hostage negotiation unit.  Works with criminals as well as any form of disagreement.  Five steps. (Source linked)

How does hostage negotiation get people to change their minds ?

1. Active Listening: Listen to their side and make them aware you’re listening.
2. Empathy: You get an understanding of where they’re coming from and how they feel.
3. Rapport: Empathy is what you feel. Rapport is when they feel it back. They start to trust you.
4. Influence: Now that they trust you, you’ve earned the right to work on problem solving with them and recommend a course of action.
5. Behavioral Change: They act. (And maybe come out with their hands up.)

The problem is, you’re probably screwing it up.
How ?  Read more here.



wonderwomanMichael TurnerMichael Turner

The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. – various

Pallas Athena (Roman, Minerva) conjunct Scorpio New Moon Solar Eclipse/Venus is incredibly liberating.  Scorpio New Moon resonates with the deep voice of individual truth burning from the life-force within.  Eclipse interp here.

Athena, the Amazon warrior goddess was born from the head of Zeus fully armed, locked and loaded, ready to fight.  She is the daughter of Metis (wisdom, thought)  who was foretold to have great power.
Power enough to defy Zeus himself.

Pallas was discovered while on the 29th culmination degree of Mercury-ruled Virgo conjunct (out of sign) Uranus in Libra.  Leo Jupiter was conjunct Saturn (out of sign) indicating not only a truth seeker, but also a wise leader.

Sun (exalted) was conjunct Venus in Aries, opposite Uranus – Pallas Athena is an independent radical, a noble defender of truth and justice.  She is a point of brilliant strategy and creative logic.  She is fierce, resourceful, perceptive, intuitive.

When conjunct Moon, she resolves emotional conflict with females/mother/public.
When conjunct Sun, she resolves disputes that arise due to ego, willpower, honor.
When conjunct Venus, she resolves disputes over money/love/harmony/equality.

It is of note that in Scorpio, Moon is in its fall; Venus in its detriment.
While Athena is one of only three goddesses who can resist the love charms and spells of Aphrodite.
(Venus) source

Peace out
Gneiss Moon

snowballs chance

Never tell me the odds by OKTotallyAndy Helms

Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1.

This scene popped into my head first thing when I woke up.
Mercury is statistics, counting the numbers; square Mars in Scorpio, thoughts of driving straight into likely certain death.

Likes and dislikes are Venus/Uranus

Cancer Mercury is (out-of sign) square Mars in early Scorpio and will be closing the gap over the next seven days while Cancer Venus closes the square to Uranus Rx in Aries.

Venus square Uranus
attracts the sublime radical weird
squares motivate us to reach our highest actualization
Just saying.

May the Force be with You



I’m Saturn’s bitch.  Solution = workWorkWORK.  No Whiners !
Sucking it up moon-wise, tucking the emo BS into my back pocket for the duration. 
We are in dark moon low ebb prior to New Moon/Sun in Cancer – I’m nailing a line drive into popularity. 

Popularity is ruled by:
Sun (shines, creates, fun) is the personal expression of conscious light
Moon (feel, safe, clan) is the personal expression of subconscious dark
Venus ( beauty, loves, graces) is the personal expression of friendship/love

Sun rules fame
Moon rules the public

Venus rules public as well, but more so speaks to direct interpersonal relationships

Chart indicators of popularity
1. When these planets are in good aspect
2.  When these planets are placed in social signs / houses
3.  When the planets are above the horizon + well aspected
4.  When the 10th/ruler of 10th is well aspected

What do you do when the popularity planets are all tied up in tough aspects ? 
Good question.  I’m still working on it.  heh.  Kidding, keep reading…

1.  Find a good aspect to one of the planets above (if it applies) then work it like crazy.
2.  Work those that land in mutable houses aka flexible circumstances. 
3.  Do inner work – transform difficult energies into powerful triumphs/lessons learned.

4.  Golden Rule: Be yourself.

ps.  Yes this post is also a nod to Jupiter into Leo on July 16.  More on that later…


Wars on Kinkade Digital Art by Jeff BennettWars on Kinkade – Jeff Bennett

So…is it just me…or is life itself a tad bit incongruous of late ?
haaa eclipse mambo WoOoHOOo

I used to do framing here and there, once worked in a refurbished gristmill selling wildlife art.  So very Saturnian, yes ?
Some folks love Kinkade, ‘painter of light’, bow-legged Amish stick figures, Caucasian looking American Indians – and I’m not one of them.

As you can imagine, I was happy to move on from that gig, I’m not such a good art liar with 8th house Leo Venus/Jupes in square to Neptuner.  I would regularly get tossed questions on the value of wildlife prints and duck decoys which were so not my forte. 

Hanging in my house was the wire helmet of an art school poet, Doug, who had worn it during a legendary performance art piece when he drank his own piss.  The helmet was then handed off to a friend who created a paper sculpture with dripping flesh hanging from it in protest to a large chemical company moving into town.

So yeah, incongruous.
Part & parcel for Virgo Sun conjunct Uranus Pluto.
You get used to it.  When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
So, on to the astro…

Cardinal Cross – starring Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn
Power Steering 2 eclipses here 15th & 29
Pluto Rx
April 14 Chicago 6:47pm
April 15 Cairo 11:45am
April 15 Wellington 1:45am

war_on_kinkade_01_by_rolanddeschane-d6rmek0Seven hits of Uranus square Pluto as follows:
1. 06 2012 – Pluto Rx – 8 degrees
2. 09 2012 Uranus Rx – 6 degrees
3. 05 2013 Pluto Rx – 11 degrees
4. 11 2013 Uranus Rx – 9 degrees

5. 04 21 2014 Pluto Rx – 13 degrees 
6. 12 15 2014 Uranus Rx – 12 degrees 
7. 03 17 2015 Both Direct – 15 degrees 

Uranus transits here.
Pluto transits here.

Perfecting the square forces us to run the obstacle course in the houses they transit.
I love the switch hitting retrogrades leading up to the last meeting when both are fully operational, all pistons firing in the same direction.
I do so look forward to that.

war_on_kinkade_07_by_rolanddeschane-d6rmedkAlso of note – these eclipses are, as previously mentioned, happening in
1 Libra
2 Taurus
BOTH are ruled by VENUS.

Another spin around the Rare Venus Occultation of June 2012 is advised.
That event happened June 5, these squares began shortly thereafter on the 24th.

Second, Venus is – as of today – in Pisces for this set of eclipses.
Venus is exalted in Pisces aka ringing like a love tuning fork – universal compassion, balance, justice, forgiveness, spiritual intelligence, inspired creativity, transcendent love.

Harmony is on the horizon – seemingly illogical quirks are required resets.
Relationship rules / roles are in a mystical metamorphosis phase.

Cardinals initiate – literally, initiate. 
We’re surfing the probation/purgatory, student/teacher apprenticeship eclipse waves.

Learning curves incoming – be resilient, diligent, vigilant.
Show your QUALITY, the very highest.

peace & love
Gneiss Moon

ps. Quality, ruled by Jupiter, is currently exalted in Cancer

Bling Bucks

Mark Wagner

Trade / Balance.

I have seen all sorts of bills in my day.
Venus into Leo and I am writing about $$ vanity & money $$

Glamorous greenbacks.
Currency clout, bling bucks…
Wondering who is on the $10,000 bill ?

I have Mercury in Libra at MC, where does our money go (public is Libra, 7th) and what does it communicate ?
How many slang terms for Moola ?
This one cracked me up, a funny moment in a double shift that brought a big grin.
I still have it, I do have Venus in Leo 8th after all.

These are all over the place in Iowa, since NORML is going strong there.

Then there are the Where’s George bills – enter the serial # and track the movements of Venus all over the states.  I tracked one as far as the local pharmacy, before that it was in Georgia somewhere.  I was curious where it had been.  I have Aquarius (curiosity) on 2nd, Venus in Leo (curious cat on 8th of research) conjunct Jupiter (long distance travel).
Venus sure does get around . . . (soz, couldn’t resist !)

How is your cash FLOW ?

Look at Venus.
Look to how Venus is aspected:
trine (harmonious); square (tense, difficult); opposition (dealing with others) or sextile (opportunities).

What is going on in your Earth houses – the wealth triad, the material plane ?
See Oprah below (2nd, 6th, 10th)

Look at Second House (personal earnings)
Look at Eighth House (joint finances)

Have a peek at Margaret’s chart interp, she has great $$ aspects.

Also note Oprah Winfrey’s natal Grand Air Trine: Sun, Mercury, Venus in 2nd house Aquarius, trine Jupiter in Gemini 6th, trine Neptune in 10. Pluto in Leo 8th opposes all her Aquarius, squares her Mars in Scorpio (focal planet in T Square).  Oprah is a powerfully driven businesswoman, using her unusual gift for communicating.  She is the queen guru of pop culture talk show healing on a mass scale.


divining the sworld

Amnesty International

Amnesty is rooted in the greek word amnestia (amnesia stems from the same root). Amnesty is a pardon extended by the government to large groups of people.

Neptune rules Pisces, the 12th house of imprisonment.
Neptune is suffering and transcendence.

Pardon and forgiving is Venus, the stem.

Higher octave is Neptune, the root.

Venusian (personal) love is a stem of the cosmic root; Neptune (source) love.
We are here to grow on earth, branch from the root, learn by experience.

Earthbound love – I HAVE unBALANCEd DESIREs  
(you are mine, I am yours)

Cosmic love – I BELIEVE that LOVE creates HARMONY.
(justice is Just Us)

Venus rules Libra
Saturn (Karma) is exalted in Libra, bringing Balance to the Scales of Justice.

Equalization :: Love and Harmony

Mitakuye Oyasin
All My Relations
One Tribe


When imprisoned, immobile, the sworld catches your attention.

I left that misspelling…because that is exactly how it is.
When the worlds swirls . . . minutiae beckons.

Desperation (Saturn) meets innovation (Uranus).
Cosmos (Pisces) meets (Virgo) microspace.
Seconds of divinity are plucked from an ocean of time.

Squares to Pisces land in the houses of travel (ouch); trines are in water – metamorphosis (Scorpio) through caring (Cancer) for another life.

Piscean prisoners seek awareness, compromise, redemption, through the (reflection/opposition) of Virgo.

Balance through Opposites
The Wound and the Healer.
Isolation and transcendence.
The prisoner and the pet.

Virgo rules pets.
Have you ever thought about how many inmates in prison stories have pets..?

– Bird Man of Alcatraz
– Brook’s crow, Jake in Shawshank
– Mr. Jingles the mouse in Green Mile
– Litmus pet mouse in Escape from Alcatraz
– Max’s cat in Midnight Express

Spider freely spins a microcosmic sworld – while the prisoner, trapped… watches, contemplating his micro sworld.  Each separately building one moment on top of another and another and another and another and another.  They become friends passing the time, doing their daily routines (Virgo) together.
Helping each other heal.  Pisces / Virgo axis.

Life is Life.
All life deserves respect, the freedom to live, explore and seek happiness.



Venus rules forgiveness and navels – entering.
Neptune rules accomplices, meditation, third eye – departure.