Atokirina

 

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New Moon 0 Sagittarius
Saturday November 22
6:32am Chicago
12:32pm London
9:32pm Tokyo

New Moons are yin/yang, introverted/extroverted as well as conscious/subconscious, personal /collective.  New Moons are a time of intense energy focus and concentration in the sign they occur – moving both outward and inward.
Yes, Moon intakes even in a positive sign.

New Moon conjunct Sun in Sagittarius squares off with Pisces Neptune by 3 degrees, widely trines Uranus by 11.  Sagittarius New Moon (particularly at 0 degrees) highlights new beginnings that have far-reaching consequences.  Moon is conjunct Venus leading new emotional horizons into more harmonious territories.  Refine expansions, attract reverence, wisdom.

Healing is highlighted: self-improvement and universal compassion go hand in hand.
If your compassion does not include yourself it is incomplete. Jack Kornfield
Have the willpower to be independent in thought, you will be rewarded with this moon.

Moon first meets Sun in fire, squares Neptune in water, conjuncts Venus in fire – then trines Uranus, then Jupiter (rules this new moon) also in fire.  This is a New Moon of faith – at the outset, full of blind squares aka unidentifiable internal tension which usually reads like:

I can’t
I shouldn’t/wouldn’t/couldn’t
I don’t understand why
That would never happen in a million years
Sagittarius is allergic to words without wiggle room.  All mutables are.

As the moon travels we receive insight and grace, we luck into the sunshine spots and feel the gambles have worked for the best – provided we headed in with positive intent.
This new moon accentuates higher education, publishing aka internet, teaching, law, expanding horizons, and the great outdoors.

If you choose to work magick, know that it will reverberate far & wide across time & space.

In peace
Gneiss Moon
Ps. Atokirina are woodsprites, seeds from the Tree of Souls – very pure spirits.

Self possession

tumblr_lc8pjaHh731qzt4vjo1_500David Szakaly

Neptune direct at 4 Pisces November 16, interp here on Tide Turns.

I found it curious that the best time to hypnotize someone is an Air Moon – particularly an Aquarius Moon.  It’s an intellectual moon, mind over matter/mindset.  Interesting, yes ?

What makes a subject easily hypnotized ?
Neptune.
Not too surprising is it ?  
Easily swayed like the tides, emotional and permeable, Neptune is hard to get a handle on, hidden in fog, smoke and mirrors.  Deception and illusion and/or the creatively inspired artist.
Tortured…?…well, that’s optional.

Those who are easily hypnotized show Negative Yin signs strong in the natal.
Negative signs are Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces.
Strong negative = Ascendant, Midheaven, angles, holding luminaries and/or Mercury.

Those who are easily hypnotized have Neptune in hard aspect aka conjunct/square luminaries or personal planets showing inner conflict resolution, great build up of tension/release.

This hard Neptune is particularly dangerous for those with afflicted Neptune at ASC or in the 6th, 8th, 10th or 12th.  Be cautious of water, emotions, qi vamps, hypnosis or dabbling in the occult without the good sense to back it up.

Think about these things as Neptune stations direct, for at this time more than any other, there is vulnerability – seeing around corners requires several perspective shifts and/or intense divination sessions.
Familiar.

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This card I drew specifically for Neptune direct – to see behind the veil, around the corner and through to the heart of the matter.

Q: What do we need to know about Neptune direct that we cannot see ? 

A: Defense of what is valued.  
Think love, money, power and personal zen.
Stuff and things are Taurus, love and emotions are Venus which rules Taurus.

Bull-headed stubborn ownership of personal place on earth, wherever or whomever that is/or you consider it to be.
Is home four walls and a roof (TWD ref haha) or is home where the heart is ?
Or have you given up on love and chosen career instead ?
Work to defend and protect what you truly value.
Only you know.

Look to your natal Venus (lower octave of Neptune) for clues.
Also note that Venus moves into Sagittarius soon after Neptune stations direct (click Tide Turns above) and that means Scorpion possessiveness gives up the ghost for more adventurous travels.

Late Venus Scorpio is richly saturated in sexual power, self-possession aka internal metamorphosis.
Make it work !

Look also to your natal Taurus house as well as natal Mars.
Note also Mars is in Capricorn, an earthy achievement sign which considers itself for good reason to be the Big Kahuna.  Mars is exalted in the sign of work, career and achievement.

peace
cathartic art & sweet dreams
GMA

Seeing the spin

Asteria goddess of the stars, etsy

Asteria goddess of the stars Emily Blaivet

Asteria (asteroid 658) the starry one is the Titan goddess of prophecy and astrology.  Her placement in the natal chart indicates ways and means of reading and divining by the stars.  She is currently at 0 degrees Libra. 

Finding our path to understanding, as I said in my last (full moon) post, is the crux of incredible growth.  Hence, Jupiter/Sagittarius/9th house rulership.

What is found elevated in the natal chart is near high noon (10th house/Midheaven) aka public, visible – what is placed in the 9th, is particularly expansive.  Likewise for the house where Jupiter resides as well as aspects Jupiter makes to other planets/points.  Here we find exploration and infinite growth potential.

That said, I see my past lives (Sagittarius 12th) in my own natal chart. In addition, several psychics have told me that I have previously burned at the stake for being a witch.  Considering what I am doing now, that is not at all surprising, now is it ?
Enter TIME magazine.
Enter biased, judgmental pseudo journalism proving a total lack of understanding.

How Witches on TV spell Trouble in Real Life.

There’s something about witches, it seems, that’s as compelling to us today as it was to the Puritans. But while the 1692 trials were a terrifying and tragic reality show, it’s easy to dismiss the modern fantasy of witchcraft as mere silliness. Not so fast, scholars say: When witchcraft makes a comeback, it’s often a sign of trouble in the real world. Stories of witches cast a captivating spell that both challenges and comforts us in those times — such as now.

Witches, like terrorists, “threaten to wipe out everything you believe in. If they could, they would overthrow your government, overturn your faith, and destroy your society,” Baker writes.

What.
Equating witches with terrorists ?
siriuslySensationalism at its best, thank you ever so much.
Terrorism is a red flag word choice, overused ad nauseum to incite fear and panic.
The herd is getting spooked because they should be.  A few power hungry elite are crushing the options of the many.
Scapegoating is not only entirely misguided, but also in very poor taste. 
Please do your homework.

Student/Teaching/Writing 101

1. Define Parameters.
That’s the first roadblock.  What witch means to any number of people is likely as broad an answer as the number of people questioned. 
Blanket terminology, please meet personal nuance.

2.  Know what you are talking about.
See 1.  First learn the basics – expand from that point. Explore outside your own navel, ask questions and honor paths that differ from your own.

3.  Get off the high horse.
No one person knows everything.  Allowing unlimited space for learning, growth and understanding is the true hallmark of intelligence.

Perhaps the real trouble is witches (your term) choose to understand personal and shared power within our universe.  Personal responsibility and karmic repercussions are widely understood.  They do their own thinking, see the big picture and walk their talk.

People who will not take the bit of propaganda are as a rule, feared because they are not easily swayed by those in power.  They SEE the spin for what it is.  Your truth is not necessarily their truth and they know it.

Knowledge is power that leads to understanding.
If that is destroying society, then we need a new society.

Witches Fire Back.

peace out
Gneiss Moon

Anima Iter Itineris

 

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Calling on direction for the Mars Pluto conjunction in Capricorn.  

This powerful team of Mars – Pluto will be applying by 5 degrees on November 3, and felt through November 12th when it begins to fade (separate).

Ace of Holy Water
Baptism in the Tree of Life, squaring the circle (hexagon).
The physical and the spiritual meet on the material plane – pure power.
ACE !

Mars is fire power and Pluto is its higher octave – spiritual power.

Mars rules bites; Pluto death.
Pluto is also REBIRTH on the material plane. (While in an Earth sign.)
Continually re-identifying your spiritual purpose/promise.

Tsaheylu.

While in Capricorn we are reminded of the little deaths faced each day.
Breath, meetings, illusions and moments and yes – orgasm.
Oh God.

The number six (hexagon) is ruled by Venus. 
Six is the vibration of compassion, social consciousness and balance within flux.
Love is the sacred center of all things.

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Purified soul at ONE with the universal force.

Four cardinal virtues depicted in tarot (Justice, Strength and Temperance) are all under the rulership (according to Medieval/Renaissance) of ONE – Prudence aka Wisdom.

Mina/Anima (latin: Soul) surrounded by earth’s bounty: half dead/thorn & half living/lush.
She represents the Fool’s (Sheroic) journey.

Swallowed by initiation (snake) into the mysteries of life/death and light/dark, Mina walked the path between living/dead and conscious/unconscious.  She gained wisdom and the inherent power that accompanies it by facing trials and tribulations during the journey of life.  Capricorn (Saturn) tests/refines – Mars and Pluto meet in this sign.

Mina escaped torment (baptism of blood/undead/soulless eternity) with her purity of heart and soul restored, symbolized by the flaming heart.  Her human knowledge gained from experience reflects back to her in the mirror.
Mina has the power to reflect upon her soul – Dracula does not. 

Spirit Crux Card encourages us reflect upon (define/know/use well) 
The Middle Path between: 

Power/Helplessness
Success/Failure

Self/Others – Family/Community
Life/Death
Conscious/Subconscious

peace
GMA

Miraculous

I have long been interested in the martyred saints even though I am not catholic.  Pictured on the postcard below is Saint Jude, one of the 12 apostles of Christ.  He was martyred along with Saint Simon for bringing the gospel to Persia.

Saint Jude’s attribute is a club. He is also often shown in icons with a flame around his head. This represents his presence at Pentecost, when he received the Holy Spirit with the other apostles. Another common attribute is Jude holding an image of Jesus Christ, in the image of Edessa. In some instances he may be shown with a scroll or a book (the Epistle of Jude) or holding a carpenter’s rule.

Jude is invoked in desperate situations because his New Testament letter stresses that the faithful should persevere in the environment of harsh, difficult circumstances, just as their forefathers had done before them. Therefore, he is the patron saint of desperate cases and his feast day is October 28.
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You ever seen a catholic calendar ? – filled  with feast days.  That’s a lot of martyred saints.  eep.  That’s kinda creepy.
I have a book of patron saints, This Saints for You, guaranteed to fascinate, promise!  Saints can help you sell your house, have a successful garage sale, or if you work with explosives, call on Saint Barbara.  No kidding. 

You ever read messages of thanks to St. Jude in your local free reader or mixed in with the want ads ?
These people are giving thanks to St. Jude because their prayers have been answered.

I found the postcard above while perusing a second hand shop with my college roomie.  I was sick at the time, had been for quite awhile, and being a Beatles fan, and  a big Julian Lennon fan, (Paul wrote the song for him.) I popped a few bucks and took it home.

Hey, what can it hurt to have a little help from your friends, right ?
Well…I started carrying it around and I got better.

Thank you Saint Jude, my prayers were answered.
 

Martyrs are ruled by Saturn, and saints, Neptune.  Neptune is my most highly aspected planet with squares straight to Leo (ruled by Sun, the solar life force) in the 8th.  The 8th house is death, rebirth, the phoenix rising from the ashes stronger.
Makes sense with the saints, now doesn’t it.  Rising from the ashes, even stronger after death.  Millions pray to them to intercede on their behalf.

Saint Jude is Aquarian, or rather miracles are Uranian and Neptunian, and he fits the bill.  My biggie Neptune is in Scorpio (the occult) on the 11th house (natural house of Aquarius), so a fascination with martyrs (my Neptune square the 8th and death), saints and miracles.

I am Saturn (martyrs) ruled, and have Venus (love, art) conjunct Jupiter (faith) in the 8th (death) square Neptune (miracles).  I am also a big fan of incense, (Mars rules- which in my chart is on the healing 12th), and bells (Venus rules) to clear and bless the energy in the room.

I have Mars (desires, action) in Sagittarius (faith) which is on my 12th house of mysticism.   So, very spiritual, but not conforming to any religious groups. (My Sun /spirit conjunct Uranus of the free and untamed in the 9th house of faith.)

This is what fascinates me about astrology, it explains soOo much when you learn it.  My friend and client was amazed by her current transits info.
“You can see all that?”     ~Yes.   Cool, yeah ?!
Miraculous ~ the universe ~ macro to micro.
Divine. / Divination.
Neptune rules !

(I would be remiss if I did not add that I was bemoaning the very Neptunian chart I have been blessed/cursed with just yesterday (or the day before, I can’t remember !- ha ! Neptune rules fog; Mercury memory) but today I am looking at it differently, not suffering quite so much – feeling more inspired.)

Thanks to my new friend clareflourish who inspired this post by providing this incredible link to Medieval icons. <- sorry, broken link try this one.

I thank you !
Merry Meet & Blessed Be.

namaste~
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