Mantis Monaghan

Dominic Monaghan with some kind of mantis.  I looked through 90+ pages of mantis in the bug field guide couldn’t ID it.  He ID’s bugs for peeps on twitter sometimes if you’re losing sleep over it. You can always find the guide in the sidebar under Earth if you get buggy curious, like me.
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Mantis as totem highlights personal chi, focus, patience and stillness from within.  To African bushmen, the mantis embodies God as ‘the voice of the infinite in the small’, mantis is “the one who teaches”, they are wizards of perception – visible and invisible as they choose.  more mantis Previous mantis post here.

Timely…full Aquarius moon squares Dom’s Jupiter Rx in Toro, falls in his 3rd solar house: learning, thinking.  WoW.  No kidding, immediately after writing that sentence, I spied a single big black ant on my right (future).  Ants are without a doubt Saturnian.  Ants are social, industrious, hard-working and they carry more than their own weight.  

Dominic is a rollicking fun house of Sagittarius, 16 degree Sun, Neptune and Mars tightly conjunct following at 13 and 12 degrees, respectively. Honestly just a few days ago he wrote something on his twitter that made me burst out laughing with ‘I can’t believe you just said that !’, which was followed by ‘of course you just said it – you’re a Sag!’… hilar.

*Sun Neptune and Mars = Jedi vibe.

Perfect illustration of his *Spirit, Dreams, Action conjunction is this tweet from a few days ago: Visualize your dreams before you sleep at night. You will move closer to making them reality when you wake. Xxx be curious.

I knew the Jedi/natal aspects going in, (I have similar) but I forgot about this tattoo, (I’ve been cable free for years) until today. I love it !
Watch Kat ink Dom – –  tatt 1 – –  tatt 2

You have likely seen Dom as Charlie in Lost, Bolt in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and of course as
Meriadoc Brandybuck in Lord of the Rings. I just watched The Day last night, I liked it, gritty suspense that led me into funky dreamland.
Dom is currently living the sweet Sagittarius dream, globe-trotting and making friends with bugs & critters the world over for his hit BBC show, Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan, which was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Reality Series in its first year.

I drug out rabbit ears and did the 2hr tweak for both the 11th Doctor and later, Dom.  (Having absolutely no luck, (local affiliate didn’t pick up either !) – me and my tv had a very bad, noisy break up.)  I have requested DMWT at my local library… where I have oodles and gobs of faith, I just have to have…patience……patience !

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You can call Dom Spider-Man, because he just had a spider Ctenus monaghani named after him !  YaY
How cool is that ?!  
This pic is from Spidey 2 premiere in 2004.

Foreshadowing..?  Perhaps.  Spoilers .. !  haha It fits with your strong Saturnian vibe, very cool.

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Dom has been an avid environmentalist for years, this pic is from one of the LotR premiers – check out more about Dom’s asteroid wood in previous eco / tree post here.  He owns a small forest in India, good work !

Nat’l Geo: Scientists believe that insects outnumber humans by more than a billion to one and that the world contains thousands of insect secrets waiting to be discovered. What is known about insects is that they are essential for ecosystems to thrive.
Dom rings peremier TreesSagittarius Sun tightly conjunct Neptune, Mars is an outward bound thrust toward spiritual teaching, karmic enlightenment, higher octaves of nature, art and the beauty in all that IS – actively pursuing, revealing and becoming ONE with the light behind the spiritual sun (cosmic expression rather than self expression).

Nature (Neptune) is the ultimate (Mars) I AM.
SEEing (Sagittarius) the Goddess/God particle as it manifests in all creation.
Note: Those who conserve nature are Saturnian 
 

Dom has 16 degree Leo Saturn Rx in exact trine to Sagittarius Sun in this triple conjunction indicating an active teaching, belief in a higher strength, willpower delivered by the infinite divine as is manifest (Sun rules Leo, life) here on Earth (Saturn) via the diversity of creatures across the globe (Sagittarius).

Uranus (diversity) and North Node of Destiny (future path) in Scorpio (research) trine  Moon (home, emotions) in Cancer (Moon strong, it rules) indicates both a love for living the rad boho home life as well as the research of it in transit (Uranus in Scorpio).

Our world is truly his oyster, and he delivers the pearls of Sagittarius wisdom.  Dom shares his unique brand of personal world-wide WILD research (Uranus, Scorpio) via what he SEES, what he experiences (Sagittarius stellium) on television. (Uranus)

Dealing with poisonous (Neptune) critters is all in a day’s work (trine Saturn).  Moon is instinctual feelings, Uranus is instinctual thinking – when both are in trine it sets up an avenue of non-verbal communication between species.  (I have Uranus trine Moon, my bro had Uranus Cancer in mutual reception with Moon in Aquarius)

All animals (yes, including humans) and especially wild animals communicate non-verbally, they know the friend or foe vibrations (Uranus) right off.  They KNOW that you are here as a friend to speak for them.  This is favorable, but remain sharp, Saturn (time) squares (friction) Uranus (fanatic, odd), resist the urge to go too quickly due to strong excitement.
Every being has a different baseline (natal, life chart) from which to operate.
Some relationships are more difficult than others – those that are difficult will be highly rewarding because they force growth.
Don’t be hasty.  Be careful out there.

Saturn in square to Uranus needs to cultivate love, patience, planning, humility and concentration for sudden surprises (Uranus) can be detrimental to the vital life force (Uranus square Leo).  This is an aspect of stubborn willfulness (fixed signs) that needs to fully tap into co-operation and understanding in relationships of all kinds (Saturn opposes Aquarius) in order to work high qi.  Saturn constricts; Uranus sets free – this is a restless energy from within (square) that needs tempering – find your middle ground between the two.

Fantastic Sag Wild pics on his instagram here.


There is an opportunity to USE (Saturn) the benefits of fame to teach others via (metamorphic) Pluto sextile Leo Saturn (creative work) and sextile Sagittarius stellium (teaching).  Pluto is focal planet of a T-Square (fulcrum of inner conflict) in Libra  bringing justice, transformative relationships – communication (Mercury) of feelings, family, home (Moon in Cancer) and the transformation of all of them into sharp focus.

The urge to penetrate cultural understandings, research the passionate spirit of humanity at large drives him to responsibly communicate the innate similarities between all peoples, cultures and critters.  He is a powerful storyteller that initiates action in others.  (Cardinal T-Square)

All life has the right to explore what it means to be alive.
Gneiss Moon

Metamorphosis, power struggle and re-birth arrive via partnership, bonds, women, harmony, diplomacy.  Great success hinges on seeing both sides of any and all situations regardless of sexual, cultural (Libra, Venus rules) or communicative differences – tap Moon in Cancer (rules, strong) sensitivity, sharing feelings, also cultivate adaptability to change.

Power over oneself, sharing power are hallmarks of the truly powerful.
This is also my lesson.  Just sayin’.

Pluto square (inner tension) Mercury in Capricorn (solid communication re: material responsibility), and Pluto square Moon in Cancer (emotions, home and sensitivities to fluctuating perceptions) are key points of power struggles and change with others.

Mercury in Capricorn (Saturn rules) indicates a serious thinker, bare bones communication that gets the job done. It is the epitome of dignified, logical, material goal-set.  While in opposition to Moon in Cancer, thinking, communicating and perceptions require compromise.  Family, women, the public, home (moon rules all 3) both personal and global, are calling for an awareness of duality.  Pluto in Libra transforms through seeing both sides.

What you say matters.
A Sagittarius stellium with Mercury in Capricorn..?
You walk the talk.

MY HOME :::opposes::: OUR WORLD
(Cancer :::peace talks::: Capricorn)

Obviously deep feelings backed by a deep commitment not only to cultivating and maintaining the balance of life, but also actively communicating it, often.
Great work, keep it UP !

Taurus Jupiter Rx square Saturn Rx in Leo is an aspect of inner tension re: work, expansion, long-term goals, how you are able to express yourself creatively.  Saturn constricts; Jupiter expands – the urge to go BIG is sometimes met with blockage.  Being fluid, rather than fixed (Taurus) and patiently waiting for the right time, and/or going around obstacles is key here – this is a test of patience re: authority (Saturn) and/or romance (Leo).

Jupiter and Saturn are retrograde which indicates a turning inward of these energies as they perfect expression to your satisfaction, at which time they will be expressed  outwardly.  Around the 40 year mark, the North Node of Destiny kicks in as innate spiritual willpower demands true self expression, much the same is true of retrogrades.  You are kicking it into high gear now, and will continue to do so.

Jupiter sees, teaches; Saturn streamlines, conserves.
You love travel, teaching and the Earth.
Boom – WIN !

Your North Node is ruled by Pluto – very powerful transformation is yours both creatively and romantically when you are in your metamorphic (Pluto, Libra) niche – the powerful need (Pluto) to express harmony, beauty and balance (Libra) is key.

I saved more of the good stuff for last…Capricorn Venus trine Jupiter in Taurus is sweet harmony between benefics – love (Venus) and expansion (Jupiter Rx) will be directly involved with how you USE (Capricorn) what you HAVE (Taurus).

I am a big fan of altitude, keep yours UP – if love, creative freedom or work is not delivered in what you deem a timely fashion (Venus in Capricorn) – remain patient, work hard, play hard (plenty of fire in your chart) and it will come to you in time – BIGTIME, if you remain flexible.

Cormlle naa tanya tel’raa
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