portal & precipice


The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

Love After Love
Derek Walcott

Riding the waves after
Uranus /Pluto square Dec 14/15th
Mercury joins
Venus conjunct Pluto square Uranus

Cardinal signs suss it out by DOING
Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn

Earth signs are graced by GROUNDING
Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Mutables Make the Way Mambo *
Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces

In the next 11 days
Venus conjunct Pluto will METAMORPHOSE

Love $ Creativity $ Bonds $ Power

Finance & Trades
Flexibility is a Force of Nature*
Mind, Mark, Modify

know peace

Heather Hansen

Fantastic body art for Capricorn Venus Rx !
(Saturn rules Cap is the body; Venus art)

Moon in Libra (art, beauty,diplomacy) coming to oppose Uranus, square Pluto /Venus Rx in Capricorn (two more degrees until she stations direct 10 days from now).  Insights, instincts, intellect sharp – changes desired re: relationships, money, work will be on point, obvious.
Aha ! eureka moments incoming via another – relationships, working together, the dawn of understanding. 

Moon will then trine Mercury in Aquarius, conjunct Mars in Libra, close the square to Pluto /Venus Rx..  Inventive, creative communications are powered up – use eccentric ideas wisely, detach from overblown sentimentality (square Jupiter Rx in Cancer) think instead expanding philosophies, ethics, learning and teaching possibilities.

Moon into Scorpio
Thursday 23 3:43pm CST, USA

Libra is Venus ruled – that means not only women (Moon), art, but money as well. 
Changing the conceptualization of money in the brainpan creates dramatic shifts in how our relationship to $$$ feels – which leads to changes in how we handle money outwardly.  Check out these savvy gals as they reveal in bullet-point style how they changed their mindsets, took control and began to prosper.  Great lead in to Scorp Moon as well – other people’s money, sharing of resources. 

Marie Forleo  Follow up post here.
Kate Northrup

I love my work – both jobs, my full time position as well as what I create here at GMA.
I want more money resources so I can 1. help myself  2. help others.  Uranus/Pluto in square is hitting home for me (I am Virgo Sun/Uran/Plu 9) in re: to serving others that are less fortunate. My Leo Venus/Jupes 8 squares Neptune 11, and I not only want to help others, I need to.
Uranus and Pluto in square is calling all humanitarians forward into the light.  For far too long greedy corps have sucked our people and world dry of all resources.

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
Jimi Hendrix [paraphrasing, William Gladstone]

peace & love

singing praises

photo 16Decks: Tarot of the New Vision, WildWood Tarot

Intent: highest outcome, brilliant insights
1 Left card: Venus Rx energies –Venus Rx interp here
2 Right card: Venus as she approaches Pluto in Cap
3 Bottom card popped out: special message of import !

1 Hidden world of secrets, knowledge and wisdom – power of sexuality, traditionally feminine roles (mother, wife) transmuted into seeking power through the divine. Occult mysteries are brought to light with this retrograde through the sign of the mystical sea goat.
Shades and signs of the moon guide intuition rightly when we are attuned to the natural world around us.

2 Power to use (Pluto/Capricorn) all elements (fire, earth, air, water, ether) to turn the tide of your life via intent and practical magick.  Everything you require is within your grasp, you need only work with the energies wisely.  Use your will to weave the energies warp and weft – strengthen yourself and your world.  Focus, meditate, apply wisdom.

3 Vigilance, spying, watching.  (Particularly totem animals, birds + young people.)   Quick minds see all, studious undertakings, writing, communicating (particularly singing) when called for.


Choice Choices

Merc D in Scorp 003B. Evans

Having worked 7 days a week for many years, it is with glee that I dive through the very last of my basement boxes.
Christ it has taken me forevah, glad to be getting fully organized at last.

Basement spelunking – very Capricorn Pluto, yah ?  (Saturn, Pluto rule caves)
In celebration of Mercury direct in Scorpio, I bring you yet another dead foot in my collection.  Others here.
I laughed my ass off when I saw this.  Oh look !  Dead foot LOL !

Timing, impeccable – of course.
Mercury direct in Scorpio (creepy dead stuff) in trine to Neptune (high octave artistry) while Venus (lower octave artistry) is conjunct Pluto in Capricorn (old dead stuff from a dude).  Jupiter Rx in Cancer and I unearth an old professors (Jupiter) work in the bowels of my home (Cancer).  Moon in late Aquarius – surprise !

I was gifted this (Venus rules gifties) many years ago by my sculpture prof… my friends and I were given a choice and of course I went straight for the creepy one.  That’s nothing new – others idea of creepy is my normal.  If you’ve been reading here long, you already get that, the Gneiss bit. 

Mercury trine Neptune, Chiron from water to water is great for uncovering perceptions revolving around what ails/sustains you.  Use what you love (sextile Venus) to work with for starters.  When suffering, what do you turn to in order to ease the pain ?  
Does what you turn to create more balance or more struggle (Scorpio) ?
Worth a look under this aspect.

Is there balance in metamorphosis – YES – one thing changing into another is an exchange, a partnership, a trade.  Capricorn Venus conjunct Pluto square Uranus in Aries challenges us to find the right trade offs so we can move forward.

Moon into Pisces
8:36pm CST, USA

Make water, film, art, dreams, imagination a part of your next 2 Piscean Moon days.
Moon will trine Mercury, North Node, Saturn, and Sun in these next 48 hrs. giving depth to instinctual choices via square to the flexible signs of think – Gemini & Sag.

Venus conjunct Pluto = transformational choices

Make it work !
Peace, Love & Choice Choices

fair warning.

I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.  Friedrich Nietzsche

Venus in Scorpio . . . deeply mysterious, dark, passionate, sexually intense and deadly if crossed.  Venus in Scorpio possesses power –love power- they radiate sexuality, raw regenerative willpower, and by the virtue of Venus -she attracts- you are drawn in by desire.   Desire to taste the power, the sex and the transformation inherent to Scorpionic Venusians.

They instinctively penetrate to the primal core, drawing the depths of these same qualities to the surface in others they contact.
Venus is in her detriment in Scorpio: the ancient ruler of Scorpio is Mars; the modern ruler is Pluto.

Internal / External power struggles are common until self-control is gained.
attraction vs. repulsion
controlling selfish love vs. balanced selfless love

sexual vengeance vs. loving mercy
outward bound aggression vs. internal combustion, regenerative fission

Scorpionic Venusians are fond of the darkest, deepest, hidden psychoanalytical side of you – secrets fascinate them.  They want to know what makes you tick, and they are marvelously cunning, perceptive and skillful spies.  Shining with a veneer of pretty persuasion, they are remarkably astute in provoking your revelations while keeping their own hidden under triple guard vault lockdown in their impenetrable fortress.

Scorpio is a fixed sign, making Scorpio Venus loyal to the death, fearless in love, drawn to power – shrinking violets full of sunshine and rainbows need not apply.   Scorpionic  Venusians desire tooth and nail intensity – if they cannot fill this craving in love relationships they will often provoke transition by way of self-destruction.

Artists with this combo are powerful creators conjuring vast amounts of passion from the depths of their soul.  Going straight for the love jugular – they force ecstatic experiences in life as well as death – Vampiric lusts common.

This Venus is dangerous and seductive – irresistible urges, obsession and control; revulsion and powerlessness are all firebrands of Scorpio. Venus rules touch, Scorpio rules struggle – make of that what you will – she’ll love you just the same.

She fancies covert special ops delving deep into the labyrinth of the occult and metaphysical realms.  Life, death, metamorphosis are titillating subjects to be lovingly explored – all with the intent to understand the distillation of, the true, divine ESSENCE of POWER.

Love is power, Sex is power, Money is Power.
These are the jewels of Venus in Scorpio- she will research, probe and struggle with every delicate prismatic facet of all three.  She will regenerate after each catastrophic loss – Scorpio Venus rises UP.

Venus living in the house of Scorpio -OUR power- is also an indication of attracting power, favors and money given by others.  She earns the money of others through exchanges of power: likely sex, death, taxes, the mysterious, or metaphysics.   She has incredible staying power, changing at will (Pluto is Divine Will) to adapt and survive come what may. 

Scorpionic Venus regenerates, metamorphoses, hones her power, she desires divine transformation – to love her is to agree to the same.

Om mani padme hum
Scorpionic Venusians:

 :: Jim Morrison, Nick Cave, Thom Yorke, Chloë Sevigny, Maggie Gyllenhaal ::

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 !