Pontificating & Propogating

200-3Mars into Sagittarius
September 13
4:57pm Chicago
10:55pm London
September 14
9:57am Wellington

Mars in Sagittarius is perpetually on tour, roaming wild and free, in pursuit of happiness and adventure.  This Mars needs freedom to explore all facets of life.  They are the high-spirited seekers full of curiosity and enthusiasm for reaching new horizons, they are the happy-go-lucky pranksters who love to have fun.

Jugglers of concepts and ideas, they love to wax philosophical on any and all subjects: intellectual, environmental, physical, spiritual – for them nothing is too sacred for clever conversation.  Everything they SEE requires comment in some form or fashion for they value getting to the innate truth at the core of all beings.  Note also, they know how to stretch the truth to fit their needs – mutable !  Just sayin’. 

Risk-taking rides shotgun to adventure, that’s why you can usually find them goofing at a party regaling a crowd with hilariously vivid descriptions of wild drunken/dosed days and nights.  This Mars seeks to learn via experience.

Mars in Sagittarius is the archer of action/fire signs – how well they hit the bulls-eye depends on aspects to Mars in the natal as well as transits and progressions.  Mars in Sagittarius is akin to a satellite dish on a good day – taking in and putting out a wide array of broad based intel.  Desires focus on long-term goals and far-reaching vision.

While Aries Mars competes to be first and Leo Mars creates from within, Sagittarius Mars is mutable and learns in tandem with others.  Sagittarians like ‘far out’ people for in them they see an abundance of life in a myriad of forms and expressions – the learning possibilities are endless. . . this is the National Geographic Mars.

Neither shyness, shame nor savor faire register a blip on Sagittarius Mars radar. They are known for Tourette’s style blurting in mixed company.  These folks will be the ones saying and doing what everyone else is only thinking about saying or doing.  For this reason, Mars in Sagittarius is a teaching & preaching placement further defined by house placement.  In my experience, explorative open minds always deliver the best teachers & preachers because they are quick to approach a diplomatic understanding.

Mars in Sagittarius teaches what they learn – pontificating and propagating their optimistic philosophies and perspectives like Johnny Appleseed.  They have an innate faith and confidence that their outbound energy will find its destination and they will reap abundance. 

Not all who wander are lost.
Peace out
Gneiss Moon

something stirs

The stars are veiled. Something stirs in the East.  A sleepless malice.
The eye of the enemy is moving.

He is HERE.
I’m mainlining Pluto – you ?  Mars and Uranus too, the whole lot, hackles are up and cursing is online.  I am having the righteous indignation transit in spades.  Going nuclear over idiotic annoyances.  Can’t seem to beg steal or borrow zen.
My night off bit the dust as soon as I walked in the door – night off ? Zen ?  HA !
I am too busy slaying dragons for zen.  I am Zen Dragon.  My new mantra, lol.
I will make this short.  For your sake.  Get to the astro and otherwise, STFU.
Progressions.  Looked at yours ?  The angles are the most important.
1st, 4th, 7th, 10th.   What is going on there ?  It will add dimension guaranteed.

Where is your Moon ?  You will feel your progressed Moon.
Look to what house has progressed to the angles. 
Weave between the natal progressions and transits to build your story. 
Progressions will activate what is present in the natal. 

For example, my progressed Moon is square progressed Venus which has just passed over natal Uranus.  I started this site roughly 7 months ago because my feelings, my love for astrology had to be expressed.
Moon = feelings.  square = internal. Venus = love  Uranus= astrology.
Mercury = expression / healing (Chiron)

Another example, my progressed Moon is in Capricorn, not the easiest place since Moon fluctuates, likes room to move and Capricorn steadies and solidifies.  My progressed Moon is conjunct Mars.  Feeling aggressive and issues with males – yes.
Yet : Mars is exalted in Capricorn so I work, work and work.  This turns out to be a very good thing… because…

My seventh house is locked and loaded – Venus is crammed between Uranus and Pluto.  That’s serious change -ups in love $$ and dealing with others.  Uranus, in the seventh, which rules astrology is opposite Saturn in the first, which is work and self.
I am finding the compromise between the two.
Progressed ASC is my natal 2nd house my $$, worth, esteem.
Progressed MC is conjunct natal Mars in Sagittarius, so work lots, sleep little.
Progressed DC is on natal Jupiter, learning and teaching.

Transit Mars applies again to natal Pluto, while transit Pluto applies to natal Saturn.
Hammering out the Virgo details, the forge the hammer and steel.
work. work. work.

I love this pic… everyone in the Helm’s deep scenes filmed – in the dark – in the rain – for weeks.  A labour of love.  Peter is keen on the fight scenes, obviously.  What grandeur the cast and crew created by slogging it out in the rain and mud, yes..?!

What is worth fighting for ?
Mars demands the answer and will go through hell to get it.

Zen Dragon

caverns old

Venus (love, friends) square Saturn (earth, hobbits) square Jupiter (travelers, adventurers).
Squares are friction and they get us up and moving…! 
Trines are easy, somewhat lazy.
For the record, I actually think hobbits in general are Taurus, but…
Bilbo and Frodo have The One Ring and that’s Saturn without a doubt.

Dwarves !  Dwarves live in the Mines of Moria and mines are Pluto.
Sun is coming up to conjunct Pluto, so expect a light in dark places very soon haha stop me with the elvish quotes already !
Another year until The Hobbit.   Ack !   Patience, precioussss…
Mercury communication is square Mars the tease.
Saturn patience opposite (compromise) Jupiter (distant travel) teaser trailer.  haha

Role it out

Ta DA Leos !  

O dot has rolled out the red hot carpet for the big cats !  Can’t help but look, they shine like the sun !  They are effortlessly regal…eyes giving the slow perusal before prowling after you.  RAWR !   I have Leo on my 8th house, so I’m gonna serve up an astro story sexy, scruffy-style…  *lick*
Here we have mega-Leo, Daniel : Leo Sun conjunct Mercury – Venus conjunct Mars <- ok, that’s a doozy… tres, tres sexy Leo, yes..?!   He’s gotta lotta love in that heart of his.  Best yet, he’s a humble reserved Leo (hey~ anything’s possible) with Uranus, Saturn and Neptune conjunct in Capricorn.  Unusual career in film and stage ?  Bingo !  Who to better embody a courageous, noble hero who saves the world…?

Well….how about this sexy man who also saves the world, but from the opposite side of the wheel..?!

Here we have mega-Aquarian, Elijah.  Aquarius Sun, with Mercury conjunct Mars (both square to Uranus).  I’m going with Scorpio rising here (eyelids are sleepy, sexy).  Also Scorp rising puts Uranus (the unusual) on the 29th culmination degree of the first house which rules the eyes – and Elijah is well-known for his mesmerizing blue eyes.

Elijah is definitely a communicator with so much air. Mercury is exalted in Aquarius, plus being conjunct Mars gives it an extra kick. Expansive Jupiter Rx is conjunct Saturn Rx in Libra the sign of art, beauty and balance; and Saturn Rx is exalted here – meaning he will only get better as he gets older and his retrogrades kick in.

Obviously he is handsome, artistic and despite growing up in Hollyweird, he is relatively normal – but weird enough to fascinate. (Compliment !)  He’s a really hard worker (Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Libra) who actually enjoys it (Venus in Capricorn).  He respects the art of time honored crafts and traditions and has grown up learning from mentors in the business; both film and music. (Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Libra)

I gotta pop in some Neptune music trivia on this one ~> Elijah is a total music freak; seriously a walking encyclopedia of music of all genres.  He owns his own record company named Simian Records; he has directed, filmed, and appeared in many music videos. Also a huge photography aficionado, he has lucky, expansive Jupiter -quintile (spiritual gifts)- Neptune, which rules not only film, but also music.

OK, here’s the deal…Leos and Aquarians are on the same wavelength, but on opposite sides of the wheel from each other.

Leo motto: I WILL
Aquarians motto: I KNOW.

Both signs are yang; or expressive, direct and outgoing.
Leos have an insular pride; Aquarians an Earth pride of humankind.
Leos tend to be friendly; Aquarians, more stand-offish.
Leos love to be admired; Aquarians really don’t give a rat’s ass.
Leos are group; Aquarians, wild, more solitary.

Both signs are very caring, but show it in different ways.
Leos are fire in the belly; Aquarians are lighting flashes of intuition, tres cerebral.
Now onto my story…

Daniel and Elijah resemble each other; each has saved the world in blockbuster films, should be totally recognizable; yet they are still mistaken for one another on the street.  I have read this story more than once; cannot give you the source; but if you dig, you’ll find it in television interviews and/or print.  Found it ! 
Elijah is riding in an elevator…doors open… guy gets on—keeps staring… searching inner data banks for recognition–then aha !  ‘I’ve got it, you’re Harry Potter !‘  Elijah’s response:  “Nope.‘  Guy quizzically shakes head…both resume riding in silence staring at the numbers lighting up as floors ascend… *
Daniel is approached by a man: “Dude, I loved Lord of the Rings”…Daniel graciously says, “Thanks !’ signs autograph Elijah Wood because he doesn’t have the heart to tell him otherwise.
…and that folks, is how you tell a Leo from an Aquarian !

*Please note: Elijah is ranked # 7 in best Hollywood autograph signers, he is kind and patient with his fans, the above is only one. story. out of many many  good ones.

Bonus round :
Did I mention I have Venus conjunct Jupiter in Leo?
hee hee
Rawr !