Love Matters

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Quick heads UP prior to New Moon at 29 Aquarius.
Interp/deets here.

Query:  Focus points prior to New Moon to enhance highest manifestations of personal goals for all.

Saturn exalted in Libra – balanced thinking/responsibility.
Scales & Sides.
Life & Death

Ambition coupled with justice.  
Trying hard to please and promising more than can be delivered.
Read the fine print prior to partnership.

Form stable enduring efforts, solid relationships.
Love matters.
Awareness/concentration re: an agreement of importance.

peace out
Gneiss Moon

All things great & small

imageTarot of the New Vision

Explorations into the combined retrogrades of Aquarius Mercury/Jupiter Leo.
Mercury is direct, (out of shadow March 4).
Jupiter direct at 12 Leo on April 8.

What can be gleaned from these thinking, communication retrogrades ?

Evaluation.
Sevens are mysterious, different, intellectual and metaphysical.  Ruled by Uranus (Aquarius) seven represents freedom, change and inventive eccentricity.  Seven of pents represents contemplation of action, patience and being at a crossroads.

I am feeling this one.  No longer waiting for Bloom, it’s done.  Hallelujah !  Orli’s chart was one of my most read posts here.  I completed a major undertaking recently, was left wondering …”now what ?”  Actually I do know my next few steps, but with the giant project over, I had to re-form another big picture, brainstorm another lofty goal.

I had lost what, over time, had become my refuge, or so I thought.
This card points to re-evaluation for all of us.

Uranian/Seven rant:
No one is alone, truly alone – for we are all on this rock/boat together in a vast sea of space.  Not only are we physically (via the elements) and psychically connected, but know also other dimensions are present as well.  We have guides, angels (Uranus rules angels and Aquarius) and messenger friends in the animal world as well.  We are loved and supported though we may at times have felt abandoned, that is not the case.
This one in particular is for all you single folks out there…keep going…if I can keep going through hell, so can you – just keep going.  I’ll see you on the other side.

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Now for Jupiter which is still retrograde for several weeks…
What have we to glean from this transit ?

Frustration.
Not growing fast enough, creative misses, skillcraft fumbles, uncontrolled waste, scattering energies.  Oh yeah…Jupiter does love to explore new vistas, and the seemingly relentless navel-gazing may be getting a bit old.  Believe me I get it, my 8th/12th solar, just call me swamp thing.

Fives are ruled by Mercury – flexible, full of surprises and opportunity.

This retrograde is here to teach us creative patience, control and stillness.  See the irony and laugh at distractions for they are great teachers.  Goats, gators, elephants and birds are totem messengers, but so are flies and mosquitoes.
All things great and small.

peace & acorns
Gneiss Moon

Star of the Show

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Question girl has a question.
I know, I know – Leo full moon me Me ME and all that…but what sort of 8th house Leo spy researcher would I be if I didn’t have an oddball query for Aquarius Sun in opposition ?

In astrology, Sun rules the conscious; Moon the subconscious.
Rupert Sheldrake goes one step further to ask, “What if the sun has consciousness ?”

Everything has a time and season…our Sun was once born and one day will die – it is alive and giving off energy – just like us.  I look at life, also death – I am Plutonic, hence the Vampire Tarot.

It is with this spirit that I ask, “What does our star, our Sun want us to know ?”
Us being those drawing breath on Gaia now. 

Fascinating response.

Earth is erotic and seductive, mysterious and romantic…water, emotion and lust.  It is a hypnotic dream state, influential – but not all it appears to be.  Living is holy baptism in the water of life, the metamorphosis delivered by the struggle for knowledge. We are, our the earth is –  primarily water – emotional and intuitive with a desire to delve deep into experience.

Here we discover our identity, we ‘test’ the waters, so we may find balance.

The message from spirit or crux:
Grounded in the physical world is Earth school, the material limitations that must be overcome in order to fulfill the spiritual quest.  Material form is primal animal nature: blood, teeth – life and death and the lessons learned in between.  It is survival of the fittest – physical stamina coupled with cunning and craft and companionship.

Here we face karma; authority, limitations and boundaries. 

On this full moon with Jupiter we walk between worlds.
Peace
Gneiss Moon

Ancient keys of wisdom

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Quick reading for Venus square Saturn.

Saturn is the restriction, the slowing, perfecting, deepening, building, work, time, and the aged sage.
Venus is love, art, social graces, kindness, beauty, finery, flattery, money, trades and partnerships.

Squares indicate inner turmoil that leads to intense growth as we work to use the energies wisely.  Internal metamorphosis.

Reading purpose: to identify what we collectively need to ponder for personal enlightenment, highest growth.
1 Card above is Saturn – the stuck place.
2 Card below is Venus – the giving place.

1 Contrast: (card number 17 or 8)
Seeing the differences, comparing, compensation of energies.  This is further highlighted by 8: gains and reversals, regeneration, Samsāraor continuous flow.
Saturn in higher mind Sagittarius focuses exploratory student/teaching, learning, philosophies – particularly while Jupiter is Rx in Leo.  We compare and contrast former versions of ourselves – what is working and what is not.  Change is imminent, a decision comes.

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2 Ereshkigal – Sumerian Goddess of the Underworld.
This goddess is queen of death; descent followed by resurrection.  She, with the face of a lizard, holds burial gifts.  She is derived from a Mesopotamian funerary figure 1K years older than the cities of ancient Sumer.  She is from a time when Above and Below were not so separated.

No one may return to the land of the living.
No one can rule both Above and Below.

Trust the insights that emerge from your depths, subconscious seas hold many keys to unlock ancient doors of wisdom.  Know thyself.

Pisces is strong: Venus (exalted), Mars, Neptune (ruling) and Chiron (the healer) are in the sign of healing, cosmic connections, day & night dreams.  Follow where intuition leads: know your surroundings and see the patterns emerge,  

Keep digging, for discoveries are near, but deep.  Know your deal breakers, be aware others have them as well and act accordingly.

Earth healing is magickal at this time.  Clay, tree, root and stone.
Cleansing via 7 day burial of sacred objects is recommended, as are Earth offerings.
Energy clearing.

Peace
Gneiss Moon

Hair Triggers

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Pisces Moon nearing Void at 19″ 27′, subscribers see calendar.  Deets on how you can get Gneiss Moon 2015 astro cal here.

Today’s questions:
1 – Best Pisces Moon emo focus for most positive growth. (above)
2 – How to best ground Pluto in Capricorn, our singular earth energy. (below)

Combustion
Kundalini flare.  Pisces influence comes in waves, particularly with Moon waxing.
Sensitivities hightened by Aquarius energy Sun/Mercury/Venus opposing Jupiter in Leo, shifts in the balance between inspiration and the lower and higher mind (Mercury and Jupiter both Rx).  

Actions of another are lighting fuses in houses Aquarius and Leo.

Knowing of the Heart.
Personal Aura.
Exploring energies.

Combustion is short-lived. 
Hair trigger actions will and do happen with Uranian energy buzzing – these shifts of perspective need to happen for they are signposts to insights we don’t normally see or feel.  Fog lifts…
We SEE what needs to change.
Acknowledge, accept, acclimate.

Know what you are setting fire to before you light the match.
Have patience. Think twice.

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Grounding Pluto via patience and empathy – for self & others.
Differing agendas, experiences, leads to differing perspectives.
Communication from the heart coupled with patience.

Recognizing the inner dialogue between two sides.
(retrogrades + Uranus square Pluto)
Balance requires knowing polarities well.

Old & New
Heart opening & building a Wall
Falling in Love & Common Sense
Dreams & Reality

peace & understanding
Gneiss Moon

Fuel for Your Fire

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Quickie insight for Pisces Mars bookended by Neptune and Chiron.
Clarity of insight into sublime healing for all my readers.

Environment of Blood:
Man with meat on the fire, feeling satisfaction for the meal he is about to prepare.
The end of hunger.  Satisfaction that accompanies a job well done.

Mars in Pisces is by nature: stealth, scattered and sensitive.
Food fuel is not all that feeds us.
Situations, places and people also feed us by producing an energy exchange.  Note if you are feeling well fed and energized after all encounters/exchanges.

Mars in Pisces requires a steady supply of monkish activity – sleeping, swimming, artistic pursuits – all actively enhance quiet contemplation, keep the personal energy flowing well.

Where is your refuge ?
Where are you able to rest and digest aka recharge your energy safely ?

This card also speaks to me of the material body processing what it needs to live and live well.  A carnivorous diet adds earth element, keeps the body grounded – know that going in – perhaps that is what you are looking for.

Energy that would be otherwise be used for the higher energy spectrums/chakras becomes busy with digestion.  Intuition is not as clear/concise/crisp as when our energy is being used in the digestive lower realms. Know this going in.

Regardless of fuel, give thanks for all energies received and bless them via ceremony of your choosing as you interact with them.  All energies teach us.

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Spirit card aka insightful messages dealt from the bottom of the deck.  The underlying theme of the question.

Animal of Nature:
A monkey opposes a man – represents centuries of evolutionary process, the results of culmination.  A need to recharge, a rest period.

What vibrational energies will lead you to your greatest evolutionary growth ?
Mercury Rx opposing Jupiter Rx, the higher mind, supports this intellectual exploration.
Note also Uranus on South Node of Destiny is shifting away from the past that no longer serves us.

peace
Gneiss Moon

Star of the Ship

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Jan 20 New Moon 0 degrees Aquarius
7:14am Chicago

Jan 21 Mercury retrograde in Aquarius at 17 degrees 
February 11 Mercury at 1 degree (out of shadow March 4)

New Moon in house Aquarius brings new intellectual and emotional beginnings, particularly with Moon conjunct Sun both quintile Uranus (rules Aquarius and this New Moon).  Here is a gift from the universe, a spiritual talent to be expressed – look to your houses of Aquarius and Aries for more clues.

New Moon/Sun sextile Saturn in Sagittarius shoots a beam of invention, creation and new possibilities into envisioning work.  Manifestation is limitless in the mind’s eye of Sagittarius, and it begins with having some fun and getting out of old environs, blowing the cobs out.  Shift stagnant energetic perspectives by driving a new route or changing the stuff that surrounds you in your environment.  Creative polarity shifts are further highlighted by Uranus in trine to Jupiter Rx in Leo.

Mercury stationing retrograde near this lunation delivers more perspective shifts – inward focus will be the reinvention, reintegration of mind, messages, where we have become too fixed in mindset will become more obvious as the retrograde works its magick in Aquarius, the house of allies, wishes, angels and fellowship.

Note also Uranus is square Pluto with one more hit left to go, on March 17, card below speaks to the metamorphosis inherent to this aspect.

Now for the card pulled for perspective shifts/insights.
Nef: Bennu: The Family of Wind
“To Shine, To Rise”

Bennu is the Phoenix, the elixir of immortality, the quintessence of physical rebirth, rising from the alchemical furnace.  It represents a new condition, new beginning.
The sacred Heron of Heliopolis, it was later called phoenix (see Pluto) by the Greeks.  Bennu is the soul of Ra, Sun God, guide to gods in the Duat.

Also of note: the planet Venus was called the “star of the ship of the Bennu-Asar” mentioned as the morning star in this invocation.  I am the Bennus, the soul of Ra, and the guide to the gods in the Tuat; let it be so done unto me that I may enter like a hawk, and that I may come forth like the Bennu, the Morning Star.

Hawk totem here.
Heron totem here.

This card symbolizes great purity and being free as a bird.

peace
Gneiss Moon

Universally Understood

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This has been on my mind the last couple of days…

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Ride out to meet them
is one answer, but another ?

How does one break into the heart of those who only see one way, are so close-minded they want to block a young girl from school or kill cartoonists ? 

Otter: Find some source of joy and capitalize on it.  Everyone has at least one thing they love, enjoy or escape to in times of pain.  Friendship for hate, play for anger and protection where there is fear.

Raven: Ahhh…the Trickster, the Mercurial messenger that sees many sides and uses them to their fullest potential.  Corvids use tools, totem here, they are very intelligent and fly between worlds delivering messages.
Hugin and Munin (Thought and Memory/Mind) were the ravens that whispered into the ear of the Norse God Odin while he hung upside down from Yggdrasil, (The World Tree) for nine days and nights in order to gain shamanic insight.
Raven communicates deftly across cultures and space-time.  
Those with Mercury highly aspected exhibit the same qualities.  Raven scavenges remains for sustenance, everything is noticed, used.

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Touch and Taste: Physical connection, contact and also creation.  Hands (Mercury rules hands and sensations) are capable of transferring huge amounts of energy from all chakra points via Reiki, massage – hands create craft, sculpt, sign and play music.

Touch is the least deceptive of all the senses as it is grounded in material earth.  Babies sense everything as they learn their surroundings, crawling and tasting and touching everything.  Raven here delivers sense of smell and taste or in my mind, Smiles.

This is the universally understood gesture across cultures and creatures.

imageFrom my copy of Nat’l Geo December 1994: Animals at Play. (see comments)
I have saved it all these years for this article alone.
Virgo rules small animals, Neptune, big ones.

Peace
Gneiss Moon
ps.  Apologies, a bit scattered 4K HS kids in my neck of the woods today !
And tomorrow…please keep this in mind if no posts appear.
Moon elf is busy elsewhere.  Thank you