swords & roses

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Themis, the daughter of Gaia and Ouranus, is the oracular voice of the Earth.
She is the goddess of
Divine Law and Justice  a seer who presided over the most ancient oracles, including the Delphic oracle.  She is usually pictured blindfolded to represent her impartiality.  Themis judged whether the dead went to Tartarus (hell) or the Elysian Fields (paradise).

Themis is asteroid 24, discovered 1853

Look to your natal Themis to see where you embody divine law, justice and impartiality.  She may seem cold, (science says she is covered with ice) unemotional, but she is in fact – LOGICAL and FAIR.

Her sword cuts both ways.

At eclipse, asteroid Themis is Rx 17 Virgo – trine Mercury, Pluto; quintile Ascendant.
She also opposes Chiron.
Interestingly, when Chiron was discovered, there was a conjunction between Mercury and Sun in Libra.  This Toro eclipse also has a Sun/Mercury conjunction but also with New Moon. New moon beginnings – Virgo Thetis opposite Pisces Chiron – is a call to balance wounding and healing with words through patience and LOVE and forgiveness.

Which side of the blade are you getting / giving ?
Seek the side / choice that brings love and enlightenment.
Be fair.

Found a great interactive map for eclipse visibility HERE.

That was swords.
The draw / personal happenings that inspired the roses are below:

Rosespic, assortment Gneiss Moon
deck Witches Tarot
scarf Asian Eye

A few weeks ago, I decided to feldspar through eclipse season change UPs.  Turns out, I couldn’t even wear labradorite a for full day, it just didn’t feel right.  I picked up my rose quartz and we’ve been bosom buddies ever since. 

A love stone of the heart for the Venusian eclipses.
My guy friends at work gifted me the rhodochrosite pendant, a stone of love and balance when Venus was trine Saturn. 

Rose quartz : Taurus and Libra
Gently removes negativity, produces peace, love and gentleness.  Opens the heart, increases receptivity to art and love.  Promotes balance of the yin-yang energies, emotional healing and relaxation.  Best worn over the heart.
Vibrates to the
number 7.

Rhodochrosite : Scorpio and Leo
Rhodon = rose; chros = color. Contains a pulsating electrical energy of love and the golden sphere of light.  Promotes earth healing and caring for our Mother Earth, Gaia.
[This gift is so weird / cool – Toro eclipse is exact opposite my natal Erda.]  Facilitates ordered mental balance, structure, attunement to the higher self and acceptance that leads to highest growth and health.  Works well with Earth signs: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. Relieves narcolepsy.  Best worn on the wrist on the pulse point.
Vibrates to the number 4.

So with the stones of love in mind, I asked what insights can further us all as we gather tools and intents from the dark moon depths prior to a New Moon Eclipse in Taurus.

Justice – Libra – Themis
Cause & Effect; Action & Reaction
Time & Place

Harmony, truth and justice tempered with love.
Mercury as Lord of New Moon/Sun eclipse = thoughts, words, speech, writing. 
Swords slice the Air on Earth.
Weigh your options.

Spirit card crux of sitch: Strength
Quiet personal power, strength of character and confidence.
Endless cycles of power – love eternal.

Harmony, truth and justice tempered with LOVE in all dealings, with self & others.

peace out
GMA