Giddy UP !

Grand CanyonSpider Rock, Canyon de Chelly, Arizona – William Lee

According to Navajo tradition, Spider Rock’s second spire is home to Spider Woman, the creator of the free world.  The the holy ones advised Spider Woman that she had the capabilities of weaving a map of the universe and the geometrical patterns of the spirit beings in the night sky.  She was first to weave her web of the universe and taught Diné (Navajo) to create beauty in their own life and spread the “Beauty Way” teaching of balance within the mind, body, & soul.

Previous post re: Spider woman, cosmic omphalomancy.

Expansion of the mind, broadening of the horizons – the brain set loose to wander, roam and philosophize freely.  Perceptions are laid back, casual – not rigidly fixed like while gripped by the Scorpion.

Mercury here travels far and wide gleaning experience from diverse sources across the globe – the natural desire to SEE and UNDERSTAND underscores the natural Mercurial curiosity.  The student also teaches; the healer is also healed.

Reading, study, teaching and tapping the enormous potential of the higher mind is what Mercury in Sagittarius offers.  This is also the house of spirit, faith and religions – here Mercurial perceptions are more open to others.  Sharing stories and impressions of different cultures is fascinating to the higher mind.

Mercury here races into hopeful territories where all decisions turn out for the best.  Forever optimistic, the changeable nature of the trickster works well in the mutable sign of the centaur.  Lively mind meets hot to trot to travel and explore the unknown.
The Road goes on Forever and the Party Never Ends with a Sagittarius Mercury.

One thing to be wary of – hoof in mouth disease.
Sagittarians are famous for it.
If I had a dollar for every time I have said, “I can’t believe you just said that !” to one of my Sag friends – I would be rolling in $$$.  Seriously, they just blurt out whatever is on their minds in any and all types of crowds.  Hilarious mostly, they really are more fun than a barrel of monkeys – and game for just about anything.

Mercury in Sagittarius SEES the larger patterns at work in the world, and of course, can not resist making hilarious commentary on their observations.  Mercury here likes to broadcast, publish, and reveal their news ala the comedic town crier.
Note: If you rile them, they can pontificate profusely from the tallest soapbox in town !
Fair Warning !

Sag is the sign of the sage, Mercury here will soak up knowledge like a sponge !


cosmic omphalomancy

The spider web relates to the creation of the web of life; the interconnectedness and inter-dependence of all things.

Plato had a dream of great goddess Ananke, “Necessity,” spinning the universe; the sun, moon, and planets were her spindle’s whorls; sirens sang through the webs of time and fate that she wove, and souls endlessly moved through the strands on their way to and from death and rebirth.

The Axis Mundi, or The Lesser Heavenly Cycle, and Axis Coeli, or The Microcosmic Orbit, are ubiquitous symbols that represent cycles of energy of rebirth and restoration and that cross diverse human cultures.  They have also been referred to as the cosmic axis, world axis, world pillar, columna cerului, and center of the world.

I made a joke about my navel being my 4th eye once, then I read this today…

Communication from lower realms may ascend to higher ones and blessings from higher realms may descend to lower ones and be disseminated to all. The spot functions as the omphalos, or navel: the world’s point of beginning. This is the point where we find our anchor point in this incarnation, our cord that attaches us with all manifestations of life. *

The navel of the universe being the macro and the personal navel being the micro.
The navel is the lotus of the body.
The navel is ruled by Venus.
Venus rules Love.

If you think it’s getting too serious in here, try some of this on for size.  hee
Omphalomancy is the art of fortune telling by navel gazing~>

1) The Horizontal Navel. This belly button is oblong in shape and spreads
sideways across the tummy. People with horizontal navels are complex and highly
emotional. This can take a toll on their health.

2) The Vertical Navel. Also oblong, this belly button stands on end, running
up and down along the tummy. It indicates a person who is self-confident,
generous, and emotionally stable.

3) The Outty. A belly button that protrudes outward indicates an optimistic
person who approaches life with enthusiasm.

Dreaming of your own belly button is traditionally associated with starting
up a new venture with possible long-term benefits, and dreaming of someone else’s navel denotes a new love affair.

The second form of omphalomancy is based on the umbilical cord. A Jamaican
old wife’s tale holds that the number of knots in the umbilical cord of a
newborn baby shows how many more brothers or sisters are yet to come. It is
 interesting that this one has been verified and it seems to be accurate.  **


** more navel gazing here :