King of Spocks

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Aries Uranus at 14 4′ is in trine to Leo Jupiter Rx at 15 50′
They reach exact on March 3 UT.  
Jupiter direct at 12 35′ April 9 UT.

Always of interest, Uranus the wildcard is presently square Pluto which will be exact March 17 at 15 18′.  Quite a lead up with a trine to Jupiter which lends largess to anything it touches – from fire to fire – we have passions, courage and inspiration on tap 24/7.

>>>>> Important to note <<<<<

These energies are in play NOW, both Uranus and Pluto are at 14 degrees square and the intensity will grow as we reach the 17th of March.  Aspects are felt by sensitives in excess of  a 5 degree orb – especially if the planets are highly active in the natal (and progressed) chart.

So, being Mercurial, I ask questions, take the time and temp frequently.  I make no apologies for this, it amuses me and I work differently from most.
Eg.  I don’t curl up/hibernate with every Mercury retrograde or void moon.

The card above KING of SWORDS is to delineate high qi expression of Uranus trine Jupiter.
I love it intellect rules here with all the fire (Mars, Saturn, Jupiter) we have sprouting up around us. I am not missing the fact that he is barking orders, proclamations or whatever.  Note also his heart is in a cage.
Controlled passions.
King of Air has a sharp blade and uses it to great effect.
 
Intellect, rational judgement, analyzation, keen discrimination coupled with the dispassionate objectivity that is present with boho Uranus.
This is the SPOCK card.
We have good council, logic and crystal clear thought with this aspect.
This is a card of specialty and independent thought and diplomacy.

Work it !
Live Long & Prosper
Gneiss Moon 

Here.

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Sun, Neptune, Chiron, Moon, Venus in Pisces is an artistic, emotive, sensitive, spiritual sponge. Fresh Mars in Aries will be followed by Venus in roughly 3.5 hours 2:05pm Chicago.  Pisces Moon goes into Aries in roughly 6 hours at 5:13pm Chicago time.

Mars and Uranus (trine biggie-size Jupiter) in Aries are hot to trot & wild to the hilt !  Venus + Moon into Aries in hours accentuates fire !
The fine arts of love and war and peace.
Fine time to crack out the intellect before lighting fires hither and yon.  Mercury is exalted in Aquarius – use it !

Hi Qi Quick draw for current aspects: 6 Cups : Balance within flux

Sanctuary of the familiar, feeling free to be yourself.  Kindness, compassion and sharing with kindred.  Relax … use insights gleaned in order to align with your best future.
Simple pleasures and gratitude for each moment.
Past, Present and Future.

Peace
Gneiss Moon

Let’s Rock ‘N’ Roll !

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Mars rules Aries !  Spontaneous bursts of outbound fire energy and impulsive decisions are hot to trot with this Mars.  No Waiting !!

Mars here is courageous and protective, they are masters of their own destiny: determined to be first, fastest, strongest, best.  Thinking and mulling things over is not the forte of Mars in Aries >>> fast results, aggression, power and getting passionately physical – pronto – is.

Aries Mars is eager to achieve, a creative leader who cheerleads kindred with vim and vigor – what are you waiting for ?! They need to take the initiative, they need action/sport/competition in order to thrive.  This Mars lives on stimulation, they are formidable fighters – channelled correctly, this placement of Mars is easily a champion in their chosen field.

Mars in Aries lives their truth, their ego to the fullest – I AM – is the Aries motto.  Mars in its ruling sign has a refreshing simplicity, a singular purpose evident in the primal drive to always move forward and push ahead.  Aries rules the head – they are known for (head) butting in and impatiently bulldozing through obstacles – if you are too slow, this obstacle is you.

This placement of Mars has superpowers of bravery and independent thinking which allows them to ascertain the crux of a situation quickly – particularly those situations which require fast action.  For this reason, strong Mars placements are found in the natal charts of firefighters, police, athletes, soldiers, boxers, etc…

The downside of Mars in Aries is impatience and a lack of emotional empathy for those who do not share their perspective.  They can be too quick to anger and blow a fuse and less than understanding when others do not as easily forgive and move on to the next prize as they do.  The chase is all important to Aries Mars, so applying focus over the long term requires diligence in addition to enthusiasm.

Let’s Rock ‘N’ Roll
Gneiss Moon

Seeing is Believing

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Quick read for the fresh new Pisces Moon, Sun conjunct Neptune all square (transference of light) Saturn in Sagittarius.

Seeing is believing !  
Several shake-ups with 29 degree Aqua Moon, yeah ?
Ride it out…

Mars into Aries tonight, Venus follows tomorrow !
Cardinal fire energy is on the way thank the goddess !

Mars and Venus in Aries (see 4 wands above) signals solidified fire, togetherness and balance of opposites.  (Ram & Dove)  Charm and grace applied to fighting spirit and the desire to conquer.
See your house Aries for where you specialize.

Healthy tension that gets work done, seeing visible results on the material plane.

Let’s do this !   
Gneiss Moon

Year of the Wood Goat

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Happy Chinese New Year of the Yin Green Wood Goat !

Chinese Lunar New Year accompanies the second new moon after winter solstice.  

Goat years are full of art, beauty, luxury and style.  Romance, abundance, creative gifts and artistic muses proliferate.  Painting, sculpture, music, singing, dance and literature are ideal pursuits.

Goat years emphasize tolerance, whimsy, dreams and drama.  Schedules are often interrupted by romantic daydreams, goats prefer to do their own thing in their own time.  Goats can also tend toward being pessimistic and overly sensitive, cranky and sulky.

Goat years enhance relationships and permanent bonds for sheep is emotional in nature.  Upsets may occur for this very reason, for sheep are sensitive.  Goat years deliver affection, kindness and consideration for they enjoy company and fellowship as well as entertaining. 

Yin wood goats tend toward worry and anxiety.  Note this and take steps toward meditation and stepping out into nature to soothe frayed nerves.  Dive into creativity and self-expression, keep your engine running clean, for sheep years are sensitive years.

Duty and obligation are strengthened, as is taking responsibility for yourself and those in your herd.  Consummate networkers, goats immerse and entwine well with others to the point of clinging.  They are at times manipulative, yet also loyal to a fault.

Goat years enhance adaptation and improvisation both at work and home.  Sheep nourish: the herd, the earth, their loved ones.  Strong Yin influence drives navel gazing, personal improvement and physical, mental, and spiritual attunement into high gear.  

Four Pillars of Destiny here.

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Quick draw for all to contemplate for Year of the Goat
Collective force:  Struggle and risk with both self and others.  Is it just and necessary?
If so, deploy all your strength, use iron discipline, strategic skill.  Perseverance and justice are necessary in order to maintain control.  Remain courageous and understanding – foster a sense of unity among your allies. Be patient and forthright.

Gung Hay Fat Choy !
Gneiss Moon Astrology

Sword, Pen, Guitar, Bone

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I mentioned in a previous post I am watching Hannibal.  (Soon to start Seas 2)  A bit odd for me, and I’ll tell you why… I knew going in: GMA will not ever glorify crime, serial killers or violence for the sake of.  Long time readers are thinking huh?!
I know  – conundrum – there is a plethora of sword & scruff all over this site.  (see dropdown menu: Magick, Sci-Fi/Fantasy)

Lemme ‘xplain.
High noon/MC in my chart aka day hours = Libra/Mercury.  Communication of balance, justice, fairness, love and beauty.  The hidden stuff aka midnight/IC + Aries/Saturn NNode.  Structured power, concentrated self-starting, independent achievements, quite a bit of risk-taking and confidence with my blade.

Sword, pen, guitar, bone – all kindred.
I celebrate the spirit inside that rises up against incredible odds.
The s/hero within that finds a glimmer of hope in the midst of utter turmoil.

Virgo Sun/Uranus/Pluto in 9 learns intellectual violence (read: destruction) by making optimistic/logic defying mistakes.  Yes – being overly optimistic/destructive is a foolish turning away from one half of the lesson.  One must know dark to understand light.  Ignore your shadow at your own peril – it has much to teach you: subconscious drives, how to navigate your path through the thickening woods in the dark of night.

Do not dwell in darkness, but know it intimately, as a weapon you wield wisely.
That said, I move on to the astro…

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The image above is Mads as Tristan in King Arthur – note also stellar turns in Valhalla Rising as One Eye, as well as Draco in Clash of the Titans.

Mads is an actor I noticed right away due to his beautiful facial structure … part and parcel of strong Capricorn energy.  More here.  Now after looking at his chart, I see the resonating Capricorn/Scorpio energy that appeals as well.  Like attracts like, every time.
Without specific deets I run a solar chart aka high noon – planets in signs are (unless near the cusp, thus sketchy) the same; Moon cannot be read (except generally) as it moves the fastest of all (app. 2 days per sign).  Mads is by solar chart a 29 degree Scorp, but note if he was born after 2pm, he is a Sagittarius. IMDb lists him as Sagittarius, so that is what I will defer to.  Also see his official site for Sagittarius (rules horses) horsey trivia hereAlso, speaking of Knights of the Round table, Mads was Knighted on April 16th 2010 by Her Majesty Margrethe 2nd, Queen of Denmark.
FYI: Knighted same day as Viggo.

So we have Sagittarius with (dark, introspective) Scorpio Moon conjunct Neptune in Scorpio trine Saturn/Chiron in Pisces – mentorship, psychological underpinnings, crafting the intangible on the material plane.  This is highlighted by Saturn/Chiron opposing Uranus/Pluto in Virgo – all square Mercury focal point of a T-square in Sagittarius. *  Consider it corralling the details that speak universally into a fine delicate whisper.  Virgo/Pisces axis is yin, contemplative – Sagittarius Mercury tends to blurt what everyone is thinking but not saying: hence the squares or inner turmoil surrounding communication – is it necessary, practical, sensitive, of use ?  Jupiter at 29 Gemini is also hugely communicative, but retrograde aka funneled, and opposite Mars in Capricorn – thinking & acting are a two-way street – restrained Mars is stronger.

Mads as DracoI ask a million questions, and I insist on having answers. I think that is what we have to do. I have to know what the director wants. Some are very much in their head, and I need to force it out of them. I just can’t play around for eight hours and see if something happens. – Mads via IMDb   Note: Mercury is Q&A*

Sun conjunct South Node will also be somewhat circumspect, especially when coupled with Venus and Mars (exalted) in Capricorn – studied restraint, artistic integrity.  This is why cookbook astrology (Sun/Merc Sag, Jupiter late Gem exuberance) only goes so far … nuance is present in every chart, and I am just skimming the surface in these mini interps. 

One last random oddball thing: Mads often plays a character with a defective left eye  (deets).  Left eye in a man is ruled by Moon which he has conjunct Neptune (film/dance) trine Saturn (work); note also a pro dancer for 8 years.  Sight is Mercury and Mads has Mercury square (Mercury ruled Virgo) Uranus (the odd) exact. 

Sword & Scruff forever
I am off to watch Age of Uprising
peace out
Gneiss Moon

Love Matters

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Quick heads UP prior to New Moon at 29 Aquarius.
Interp/deets here.

Query:  Focus points prior to New Moon to enhance highest manifestations of personal goals for all.

Saturn exalted in Libra – balanced thinking/responsibility.
Scales & Sides.
Life & Death

Ambition coupled with justice.  
Trying hard to please and promising more than can be delivered.
Read the fine print prior to partnership.

Form stable enduring efforts, solid relationships.
Love matters.
Awareness/concentration re: an agreement of importance.

peace out
Gneiss Moon

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