water your roots


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Ruud Van Empel, artist


There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophy.

Our own brain, our own heart is our temple:
The philosophy is Kindness.  
~ Dalai Lama

January 9, 2012 at 1:30 AM CST, USA is the Full Moon in Cancer at 18 degrees.

I am looking at the natal chart for the Full Moon and it occurs to me the lovely trines and sextiles look like a step in cats cradle (click).

It wouldn’t be a Cancer Full Moon post if I didn’t share some weird memory, right ?  Well, here it is…my art story…
When I was in grade school I made a string picture.  You know the one, dip the string in paint, swirl it on the paper, smack another paper on top and press, then pull out the string, peel apart the papers and see what it looks like ! My Dad framed mine (so sweet, yeah ?) and it hung on the wall of his den for years, so I remember what it looks like.  I laid out the string in blues and greens in the pattern of the aspects in my natal chart before I even knew what it looked like.  No. Kidding.  How weird is that ?!

Now on to the Full Moon chart:
Jupiter in Taurus opposite Saturn in Libra is a tug of war between going large in art, money and love < -or- >  being thrifty, economical, balanced and practical.
Sun opposite Full Moon will bring focus to Cancerian matters (home, family, the root of your root, the deep watery well of your psyche) expect to find some new developments in these areas.   Look to 18 degrees in the house of Cancer in your natal chart for more clues.
This Full Moon will be opposite (others involvement) Capricorn and square (your internal struggle) Aries and Libra, also look there.

Mercury conjunct Pluto in Capricorn trine Jupiter in Taurus – not only are powerful communications off the chart, but they are grounded, firm in earth.  Thinking will also be grinding our internal gears with Mercury/Pluto in a knockout square to intuitive Uranus in gung – ho Aries.

Who do you think would win a head butt competition between Capricorn and Aries…?!

What will we be learning and what will we do about it is going to be rattling around in our heads as Mercury is in square to Mars in self-improvement prone Virgo during the Full Moon.  Mercury is also squaring Uranus, it is the focal point of a T-Square, so thinking and talking is most definitely on the table during this Full Moon.

Luckily, Mercury is simmering in the Saturnian (slow, patient) cooker of Capricorn giving the quicksilver tongue time to think before blurting something only to regret later.
Mercury/Pluto are also sextile Saturn, crunching the numbers, and doing the work for long-term results.

What I find really terrific about this sky is the trines !   And the sextiles !
Mercury/Pluto conjunction – intense thinking and communiques in trine (ease) to exploratory happy -go- lucky Jupiter.

 The above are sextile the conjunction below : intense curiosity and cerebral twists surrounding art, mysticism, love and $ !

Venus/Neptune/Chiron conjunction – transcendent art, spiritual love and mysticism in trine to eathy manifestor, Saturn the builder.  Last chance for some Uranian style Venus conjunct Neptune universal cosmic love vibrations, in Full Moon fashion.
Full Moon amps up the emotional volume, work it !
So, hear ye, hear ye, groovy peeps ~ set your frequencies to peace, love and healing while Venus, Neptune and Chiron spark it up !

Make art, write poetry, eat good food, play, laugh, water your roots !

The above are sextile philosophical Jupiter with the penchant for dreaming BIG.
Let’s all finger paint & fold the paper in half and do Rorschach tests ! (click)
oh come on – it could be fun !
haha … Seriously though, whatever it is that lights you up – Do it !
Feed your soul on this Cancer Full Moon !

Sun in Capricorn trine Mars in Virgo – that’s diligence and perseverance and duty – get out the toothbrush and clean the corners, wrap it up, slam dunk the organization on the material plane.

That outgoing Mars power has the opportunity to make emotional inroads as well with a sextile to the Full Moon.

Happy Full Moon all ~
namaste~
gneissmoonastrology.net

Electric Moon

To dream of a lodestone denotes favorable opportunities for advancement, it is an omen of happy changes.

My Neptune (rules dreams) is in the 11th house, the natural house of Aquarius – ruled by Uranus, which rules magnetics and lightning.
Lodestones are magnetic, said to be naturally magnetized by lightning strike.
The moon is full in Aquarius, the sign of inventors, humanitarians and forward- thinkers.

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Now for some progressive astro science ~> Uranus rules science and astrology !
An iron core inserted into a solenoid (wire coil with electric current running through it) can multiply the magnetic field in the solenoid by a factor of tens, even thousands.  *

So I’ve been giving lots of attention to what I am magnetically attracting via my Mars (rules iron) trine from the 11th to the 3rd house of thinking.

Mars needs to lead and Uranus isn’t a follower, but in my case they are working together (Mars Quintile -spiritual gifts- Uranus) on a path of spiritual freedom and exploration.

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I also have the magnetic Sun conjunct Uranus (rules magnetics) so I keep an eye on the solar cycles and any activity on the surface of the sun.  The picture above is a X6.9 flare 4 days ago.  The most powerful flare measured with modern methods was in 2003, during the last solar maximum, and it was so powerful that it overloaded the sensors measuring it. The sensors cut out at X28. *

I have read that some sensitive to solar activity can be more likely to have seiziures, dizziness, or disrupted sleep during heightened solar geomagnetic storms.
I experienced some slight dizziness during the last one, but as far as I’m conerned, the jury’s still out.  Did you feel anything ?

Uranus rules vision, magnetics and birds.  In the late 1970s, the physicist Klaus Schulten concluded that birds navigate by relying on geomagnetically sensitive biochemical reactions in their eyes, specifically, the protein cryptochrome. *

I have a very good sense of direction…where is your Uranus and how is your sense of direction..?  I am curious.   (Uranus rules curiosity)

Uranus also rules sensitive skin and conjunct Sun, I am prone to sunstroke…especially at high altitudes, and I tend to be a bit high-strung as Uranus rules the nervous system.
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Aquarius is an air (communication) sign, but known as the water-bearer.
It is a fixed sign, yet totally unpredictable.

Uranus can be fabulous highly charged eccentric ideas coming in flash twinges of intuition ( I knew I would own the house I presently live in when my foot- Neptune rules the feet- touched the driveway) or it can be erratic shocking shakedowns coming out of nowhere that cause a change in perspective in an instant.

Neptune rules humming (probably why I heard the Taos hum) and Aquarius rules birds.  I could tell you a story about how my Neptune squares from Scorpio to Leo (rules the heart) can be wrapped up in a tiny little bird with a heart rate that can reach up to 1260 beats in a minute….but I won’t.  That’s my 8th house of secrets, I’ll just say I have learned to regenerate and that’s all the Mercury Rx ‘pay dirt’ you’re gonna get.

* http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/magnetic/elemag.html

* http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/X-class-flares.html

 * http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/01/quantum-birds/