Contemplating the Yin/Yin of Pluto in Capricorn as focal point, I drew a card to hone in on the energies. Norse warrior goddess Freyapopped up, which is ironic since I was just chatting cats with the creator of the Dothraki language. Uranus BOLTs at work !
As an aside – look to Saturn and its aspects in your natal to see what Uranus and its aspects are Breaking You Free Of – very enlightening !
Ok, on to Freya, Norse goddess of the Vanir (nature deities). You can read previous posts re: Freya here and here.
Fascinating draw as fixed Uranus tries to control nature – this square to Pluto in Capricorn is delivering education re: USE/misuse/abuse of GMO’s, pollinators/bees, nuclear waste, poisons, etc… in spades with these Uranus Pluto squares.
Freya is asteroid 76, she can currently be found at 11 degrees Cancer – the sign of the Great Mother. WoW. Very cool.
She opposes 12 degree Pluto Rx in Capricorn, signaling a juggling of energies – between metamorphic renovation of old school ideology on Earth (Capricorn) and shared passion for protecting beauty and harmony via fair and loving partnership.
Freya squares Mars Libra – actions being taken in honor of partnerships, contracts and bonds leading to responsible active stewardship of our Mother, Gaia.
Freya squares Uranus at 16 Aries (which opposes Mars) – demanding intelligent methods of moving forward that also nurture that which is precious – LIFE.
Love is POWER made beautiful.
Freya appears on The Lovers card, signaling choice.
She choose the fallen ones who would be received in Valhalla at the table of Odin.
(edit. bulk of this post originally posted 6.1.12.)*
I have loved Julian since Valotte, have written about him here at least twice before, but only just today* looked at his natal chart. Julian recently released Everything Changes, his first album since 1998. He is active in charity work including his own White Feather Foundation (named for something his father told him), he produced Whaledreamers, a doco about an aboriginal tribe in Australia and its special relationship to whales. (wiki)
My library has it, love it ! He has been making music and creating for 30+ years, if you want to start from the beginning, go to Hey Jules for all sorts of groovy backstories.
While snapping photos during a surprise visit on his brother (pictured above) Sean’s 2007 tour, Julian began to take photography more seriously. With encouragement from his friend, photographer Timothy White (see link above), Julian had his first, highly successful photography exhibition “Timeless” in NYC in 2010.
Timeless, (above) was taken while on tour with Sean. It most definitely speaks to my 12th house Sag Mars. . .traveling the open road at night. Obviously it speaks to Julian’s 12th house Aries/Jupiter as well. I love it !
I had to include Blue Moon, (below), yet another favorite of mine which had me dreaming in cerulean blue for several nights. Julian’s landscapes, particularly the clouds (Neptune rules, angular in 7th, strong) feel like gentle tides which build to a roar of surf – heady heartfelt moments of insight into our Mother Earth…powerfully, quietly taking care of business.
Prints of Julian’s collections are available here.
Love this pic of Julian below – composition, color + pop in a couple of mystical glyphs on a handsome fella and we’re good, people.
Rune: (Birch) Berkano, stillness, sanctuary, strength via rebirth – earth goddess
Jupiter: exploration, enthusiasm, optimism, truth, luck and growth
Some wingnut tried to rise my ire a coon’s age ago about Julian’s astro. I knew the minute I saw this pic he already knew his score.** Also, for the nutters out there pitching fits and smacking the term ‘illuminati’ (means enlightened, not the evol ) on everything symbolic, get a library card, try reading a few books please and thank you.
Julian is Aries Sun, born under a gibbous (nearly full; strong) Libra Moon. Exalted Aries Sun opposite Libra Moon is ego self vs the public persona (Moon). The desire for perfection, and the expectation of culmination must be balanced with the realization that compromise and co-operation is the way to highest potential. Strength through working and playing well with others is key.
Being at odds with how the public (moon) perceives him is a large undertaking in this lifetime – his Libra Moon (others) opposes Aries Sun (self) and **Jupiter on the high octane 0 degrees Aries point. He is dealing with 4 strong oppositions involving Sun, Moon and Venus. Creative expression is inherently a juggling act of awareness and compromised relationships with others. Collaboration, when sought, is likely very rewarding.
I mentioned Jupiter on the (Mars-ruled) Aries point – it is trine Mars in Leo which is powering his whole chart with creativity from the 5th – Mars also trines exalted Aries Sun. Independent risk-taking, single-minded goals, extreme sports, being a cheeky monkey (his words) are all power driven by the need to have fun, explore, achieve and move on to the next goal.
Anything on the Zero degrees Aries point is a huge outrush of that planetary energy – Jupiter here exponentially expands vibrations of teaching, philosophy, understanding, healing (12th) through actions.
I have already been on this like hair on ape – if you wanna climb on the comparison soapbox, I suggest you read this first.
Then find the door. Alllrighty then.
Julian has Venus (art, creativity) exalted and conjunct Chiron in Pisces in trine to Scorpio Neptune Rx. Obviously musically talented, creative and sensitive. (Moon is also in a Venus ruled sign, Libra)
Julian’s Neptune Rx (inspired music, photography) squares Saturn (work and father: also the energy at MC) …honestly the comparisons are old for me – but for him..? .sheesh.
Earlier this year I watched an interview segment where some idiot news hack inserted Beatles music throughout – infuriating – Julian has been recording his own music for 30 years. He deals with grace, (mostly) he was rightly pissed off re: the above, as was I.
As any good astrologer will tell you, the aspects do not define you – how you deal with the aspects aka energy – defines you.
Positive or negative/attract or repel, it is entirely up to you. Saturn/ Capricorn elevated with Mercury rising smack on ASC is a double-edged sword: constant comparisons of a child (Mercury) to his father (Saturn) but it is also profound patience and clever evasion tactics of same.
In addition, Saturn is in Aquarius and let’s face it, that can mean change-ups and separations with the father, who is likely a rebellious sort. It can also mean genius innovative work, switch hitting between diverse work interests, a strong humanitarian streak (see Whaledreamers) and a love of the earth and earthkind (see White Feather).
Julian is an Aries with a strong sense of self who can withstand all the goofy public opinions that have shadowed him. Jupiter in Aries also delivers faith in personal abilities. North Node in Cancer shows his path of nurturing, and growing into his own regarding feelings surrounding family. (see comments)
Julian has Pisces Venus conjunct Chiron (harmony, healing with women, relationships) opposite Uranus Rx / Pluto Rx conjunction in Virgo. That can signal not only a need for personal freedom, but also the need to give it to others. It signals perfectionism, or high standards (Uranus and Pluto are transpersonal) placed upon him (Venus is a personal planet) and his chosen art by others. Venus opposite Pluto Rx will bring life – long metamorphosis involving not only love and creativity, but also money, peace of mind. Read the wiki link above for the low-down on the money / will / heirloom trail; I am not going there, it irritates me he and his mother were treated this way.
Uranus is quintile (spiritual gifts) Neptune – this brings unusual Uranian style gifts, such as inspired musical talents, far out communication skills (betting on astral travel here), healing and compassion in addition to a well-spring of forgiveness. Julian has lived his life under scrutiny and handled it very well in my opinion.
Uranus is also trine Mercury in Aries – Julian is not only quicksilver smart – with octaves of communication trine one another – he KNOWS (Merc trine Uran) he is talented in his own right, he has just been waiting for everyone else to catch up.
Here is a photo which elegantly represents the hands of a sensitive artist. Conic fingertips denote a spiritual, artistic, sensitive creator. Gemini on the second equals lovely hands and a lively creative mind.
Quickie asteroid round-up: Julian has transformative Sekhmet conjunct Sun; nature deity Freia conjunct ASC.
Head over to his instagram here if you are wondering what he’s looking at, he also pops into his fb account fairly regularly, look him up !
Yesterday Julian released a fantastic app that is worth every penny of $12 and then some – get it on his website here.
Love your work, Julian. xo
This one is dedicated to a billion Aqua Full MooOon children rolled into ONE.
I’ll pop one of the freshies in comments.
Meet new black kitty. Gorgeous, still very skitterish around me. Grey kitty warmed up first.
Food lady is nice.
Seems cat dreams are in the air of late…I dreamed of a herd of cats at my mother’s house, I picked a blue one. Then soon after a reader commented about her dream of a black street cat – so this cat post was born. Yes, another cat post. Venus IS in Leo after all.
Check out my previous post about Norse goddessFreia, asteroid 76.Two sacred cats (gifts from Thor) pulled her Valkyrie chariot onto fields of battle where she collected men slain in war. She is the goddess of love, a powerful protectress, a nature deity.
Bastet, or Ubasti, Egyptian cat goddess is asteroid 4257. Ubasti is the warrior goddess who protected the lower Nile, the Pharaoh and Ra (Sun God). She has been called upon since the Second Dynasty for blessings of fertility and protection from thieves. She is also associated with scent, or pleasant ointments. When her temple was excavated they found the mummified remains of over 300,000 cats. Bastet is the mild eastern sun associated with spring. Her name comes from the root bes, meaning fire. She embodies qualities of both the sun and moon – she draws opposites together.
Ubasti in the natal is a place of fertility, sensuality, sexuality and it is where you are a fierce protector of that which you hold sacred, particularly family and home.
Check outasteroid Sphinx 896. The Sphinx is a keeper of secrets, a guardian with the body of a lion, the wings of a griffon (in Asia), and the face of a human. The Sphinx posed riddles to travelers on the road to Thebes, if they answered wrong, she devoured them. Sphinx in your chart is where you must face challenges, where you guard yourself, your life. Sphinx is also where you guard secrets, mysteries and knowledge which will only be revealed as the time is right. Those of you familiar withEdgar Cayceknow the Hall of Records is reportedly buried under the paw. More here.
Gorgeous image, yes ?
Egyptian lion goddess Sekhmet is asteroid 5381. Sekhmet is a destroyer goddess, derived from sekhem, or power, and khem which means dark chaos that gives birth to light. In the natal chart, Sekhmet represents the transformation of death into wisdom and enlightenment – she is the scorching sun, she is the renewal gained from suffering, the fire that burns the enemy. She is healing through death and rebirth akin to Plutonic and phoenix energies. She is power, magic and strength.
This image amuses me, my 8th house Leo stuff squares biggie Neptuner on 11th.
I have a plethora of ye olde skool dream interp books, most of which harp on about how cats are bad luck which I don’t buy for a second. If you like cats, they are good friends, allies and totems – then dreams of them brings good luck. To my fancy, dreaming of cats indicates Leo stuff such as positivity, self-reliance, creative problem-solving, romance, fun and BIG LUCK.
Curious cats, Sphinx is conjunct my Moon, opposite Sekhmet & Bastet which conjunct my Neptuner.
Freya (Freia) is a Norse goddess of the Vanir (nature deities). She is the goddess of love and beauty, protectress of the world, and patron saint of wise and powerful magical women.
She can be found on the fields of war receiving the slain in a chariot driven by two blue cats. She is wise in magic and wears a cloak of feathers which allows her to transform into a falcon. Freya rules over the plants, earth and animals of the forest and can be called upon to assist in affairs of love.
She wears a finely woven golden amber necklace whose power cannot be resisted, called Brisingamen which was purchased from dwarves.
Friday is the day of Freya (called by the Romans, Venus).
Freia is asteroid 76, check her out in your natal chart and apply the above.
The Dreaming: “Ere the World Crumbles…”
Lyrics by Knut Avenstroup
sung by Helene Bøksle