Lights on, not home

Do you have empty houses in your natal chart ?  Don’t panic, it doesn’t mean you are shut out of that house… it simply means the bulk of the lessons you are here to learn are not located in the area of life that house represents.  For instance, my 7th house (marriage, partnerships) is empty and I’ve been married.  So if your 7th house is empty too, don’t panic and envision spinsterhood just yet.

Aquarius lands on the empty 2nd house in my chart – but I have an active Uranus, which is the ruler of Aquarius.  My most highly aspected planet, Neptune is in the 11th house, natural house of Aquarius, and it sextiles Uranus.

My Uranus is oriental (rising before) the sun with exactly 5 degrees of separation ( I mention this because the number 5= change and challenge, Uranus is the planet of unexpected changes).  With Uranus rising oriental (guiding my) Sun (and conjunct Pluto) I have an innate quality of change, an ability and  to morph, mutate and transform my ego (Sun).  This whammy conjunction is also near Mid-heaven, or on display. (waves !)

Keep in mind any planet conjunct a luminary is super charged in your chart because it is mainlining your conscious (sun) or unconscious (moon) self.

My Sun, Uranus, Pluto conjunction is also trine my Moon – so again my Uranus is active even if the 2nd house of Aquarius is empty.  I knew (Aquarian motto: I know) the minute I woke up – and the thought popped into my head (intuition, higher octave of Mercurial thinking) lights on (Uranus rules electricity) no one home (empty Aquarius).

Find the ruler of the empty house in your chart to identify how the house and its energies are activated in your life.

Camelopardalis

I am Capricorn rising and giraffe is one of my favorite animals.
Giraffes are Capricornian !
Saturn rules Capricorn and is my chart ruler.

I have always loved giraffes, they are grounded
(Saturn is terra firma), but their heads are in the clouds.
(Neptune -my most highly aspected planet- rules clouds and sky.)

Since Saturn is time and old stuff, so here’s an old b/w photo…

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I have Sun conjunct Uranus and Pluto.
Uranus and Pluto rule mistakes.
lovely.  THAT explains much !
Here is the back of the above photo
with my childhood scrawl.

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What is the astrology of your favorite animal ?
Peace GMA

Blue Mooneptune

“I was determined to carve out a music of my own.  I didn’t want to copy anybody.” 

~May I introduce the ‘Father of Bluegrass’,  Mr. Bill Monroe.


Changing the face of American music forever, Bill Monroe founded the Monroe Brothers, later the Bluegrass Boys; culling the best pickers around to play in his band – including Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and much later, Peter Rowan.

For five decades they created the ‘high lonesome’ sound.

I was very pleased to see his chart-> it’s another astrological slam-dunk, folks !

Virgo Bill Monroe is a life path 7.

Sevens are mystics, intellectuals- they are the builders of bridges between worlds.

Obviously a grand earth trine (ease of energies) anchored by rebel Uranus in hard-working Capricorn.  You don’t get to be the best without a LOT of practice and perseverance in your craft.

Neptune (rules string instruments) at the apex of the kite, exalted in Cancer. 

A kite formation indicates strong energies passing with ease along the trine, and more difficult energies in the opposition.

Uranus in Bill’s case is the inventive quality of his music expressed through the opposition with musical Neptune.  Powerful Mars in the dexterous sign of Gemini in square (inner conflict) to Virgo stellium, which includes Sun (Ego, spirit, creativity), Mercury (communication) and Venus (art, music) indicates Bill’s exacting work- Virgos are precise; seeking perfection.

He was also very demanding of those he played with.

Moon (feelings) conjunct Saturn (work, concentration) in methodical Taurus (ruled by Venus, his art) meant his music was his life, plain and simple.

Moon, exalted in Taurus, rules the throat.
Hello High Lonesome ! 

Uranus (rules vision) opposite Neptune (rules suffering as well as transcendence) indicates his life-long vision problems.

Saturn (time, building, father) conjunct Moon (public) shows the legacy of bluegrass music Bill has created, as well as the moniker, ‘Father of Bluegrass.’
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“You know, I never wrote a tune in my life. All that music’s in the air around you all the time. I was just the first one to reach up and pull it out.” – Bill Monroe

peace
GMA

Triple Capricorn

James Earl Jones, the multi- talented actor/speaker with the amazing voice is a triple Cap (Sun, Moon ASC all in Capricorn)  Saturn, his chart ruler [which… hee hee Star Wars fans… is the father  in the natal chart] is in the first house sandwiched between the Luminaries. (Sun and Moon)
Ahem–> all of the above conjunct Mercury (speech) trine Neptune (films).  Hello ! !
One of the most famous lines in the history of cinema ! 

The amazing thing is Mr. Jones overcame a debilitating childhood stutter to become a speaker renowned for his deep resounding voice and precise diction. For ten years he rarely spoke because of his stutter.  Reciting poems; then later an interest in theater and film became the creative vehicles to improving his speech.  Amazing !


Uranus is not only an unpredictable focal point of a massive T-square; it is also the higher octave of Mercury and part of a courageous Fire Trine which includes Mars (action) and Venus (art, vocalists).  North Node (purpose in life) is to get some Aries ram energy behind that 3rd house of speech communication.  Very cool !  Mr. Jones is a life path number 5, here to experience changes and challenges.
He has certainly risen to the occasion ~

Show ’em how it’s done Capricorn !
Right On !

May the Force be with You
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The fulcrum

There is in each of us an ancient force that takes and an ancient force that gives. A man finds little difficulty facing that place within himself where the taking force dwells, but it’s almost impossible for him to see into the giving force without changing into something other than man. For a woman, the situation is reversed … The greatest peril to the Giver is the force that takes. The greatest peril to the Taker is the force that gives. It’s as easy to be overwhelmed by giving as by taking … I’m at the fulcrum … I cannot give without taking and I cannot take without giving…

Great line spoken by Paul Atreides, the Kwisatz Haderach from my favorite novel, Dune.

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Tonight Saturn is my fulcrum….and so is Neptune.
I am a Capricorn rising.  My chart ruler, Saturn rules my first house (where Mars is natural ruler).   Saturn is placed in Aries (which Mars rules) and is trine Mars in my 11th (natural house of Aquarius) and on the cusp of my 12th house sign, Sagittarius.

Neptune is also very strong in my chart, as are Uranus and Pluto.
I love science-fiction (Uranus rules science; Neptune, fiction) and anything dealing with time travel (Saturn rules time).
My Mars has excellent archer aim and tonight I was using it for long-distance healing.
Healers are ruled by Neptune, Uranus, Pluto, Virgos and the sixth house. 

Tonight, I have my magnetite close and know the moon is growing very close to full, so a good time to put forth strong healing intentions.
Blessed be to all my lovely readers~

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Matter meets energy

Pictured here is Saturn from the Cassini spacecraft : Specifically, Saturnian superbolts ~> radio (Uranus rules) bursts from Storm Alley in the planet’s southern hemisphere. This image shows one bright tempest in that area, the so-called Dragon Storm.

This pic came to mind this morning as I am feeling kinda edgy today.  Could very well be transiting Uranus getting closer to my natal Saturn.  Chart biggies for me.  Saturn rules my chart, and Uranus is oriental (rising before Sun) conjunct by 4 degrees.

Saturn is terra firma, being grounded, matter, form, it is a restrictive energy.  Uranus is a maverick; wild unpredictable energy, called by some ‘the awakener’.  Its polar axis is actually on a right angle to the other planets, it ‘rolls’ around its orbit.  (Go to the sixty symbols link for more on Uranus)  Uranus rules electricity, inventors and astrology among other things.  So I am thinking what will happen when restriction meets freedom !?

Some things came to mind… I was recently reading a book called ‘Earthing’, which covers the idea of making sure your body is physically connected to the Earth as much as possible so the body may gain healthy electrically charged ions through the ground.  Interesting idea, but it comes with a price tag for additional ‘gear’.
What I have is free…everybody loves free !   Just gonna pitch you some ideas~

Think of your body.  Ashes to ashes and dust to dust, right ?  Human bodies are full of minerals (that’s the Saturn bit)…such as potassium, sulfur, sodium, magnesium, and many more.

If we become more aware of our internal energy ( heart/ Sun–and Uranus/electro-magnetics in body), more aware of using the minerals we embody–we are already ‘grounded’.  Centering a deep breath and visualizing the energy thumping away in the chest -via the heart- is incredibly healing for the Electro-Magnetic Human Field.

Now for some Star Wars: “The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds the galaxy together.“―Obi-Wan Kenobi

When negative is good

Trail 3 / 9

Ions
Positive and negative ions -electrical charges- surround us, in the air molecules we breathe.
With each breath we take, ions flow into our lungs then enter our bloodstream, then each cell in our body.

Positive ions frequent closed places lacking airflow, and will cause serotonin levels to increase. High levels of serotonin can trigger migraines, increased blood pressure, aggression, asthma attacks, and create nervous tension.

Negative ions carry electrical energy and are present when lightning strikes, after a rainstorm, near waterfalls, evergreens, fire and ocean surf, to name a few.  Negative ions help oxygen reach our cells faster and stimulate resistance to disease.  Air-borne bacteria decreases with higher levels of negative ions, plants grow stronger, faster, and humans feel more mentally relaxed.

Housewitchery
Sage emits negative ions – so burn or ‘smudge’ with a sage bundle to remove positive ions from your aura and your home.  If the smoke the bundle emits is thick and rolling, there is an overabundance of positive ions and the sage burns more.  Smudge the sage, paying particular attention to closets, drawers and corners.  Work clockwise through the home, finish near a window or door you can open to let negative energies escape.  Close the door or window and let the sage bundle rest, it will go out by itself when the ceremony is complete.

The next time you breathe your ‘air vitamins’, remember this negative post and feel the good vibes !

namaste~
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