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Gemini full moon musing

There is fierce battle taking place on the Earth between good and evil, caught between the polarities of wrong and right, truth and lies.

When we have emptied our minds of the thoughts, commands, and imprints of others, what is left?


“Idols crumble and fall, but the skies lift their unmoved arch of blue, and the earth sends forth its rhythmic pulse of green, and in the blood of youth there comes the fever of rebellious art…” – Hamlin Garland


Neptune Direct 2015

With Neptune going Direct at 7 degrees of Pisces today (11/18/15), emotions and impressions are heightened to the nth degree. Many of the dreams, visions, and spiritual states that have been experienced since June 12th of 2015 when Neptune went Retrograde are now being amplified and are under review. Neptune Retrograde these past few months has shed illumination on several important topics for us. Some became liberated from patterns of addiction, abuse, or escapism, and others have found new sources of inspiration.

In light of Neptune’s directional shift and the recent Beirut and Paris attacks, many have lost their way. People in all parts of the world are swimming in a sea of bewilderment due to recent traumas. Fight or flight is a natural response to danger and extreme stress, but there is a gigantic monster of fear, hate, and denial that simultaneously seems to be seizing people from their own bodies and minds. This monster has been formed and fed over many eons, as invisible to us as Neptune and its workings, and as hardcore as Pluto and its plunging into the heat of battle.

The current square between Neptune in Pisces and Saturn in Sagittarius into 2016 heralds massive changes taking place with regard to religious, cultural and spiritual beliefs. The intense focus between these two Jupiterian signs challenges us to have compassion for those less fortunate while practicing our street smarts and expanding our education about our human rights before they’re all stolen from us. Our perceptions have been too limited and we have recently seen more of the big picture than we have in a long time. All across the globe we have been divided by external differences and preferences to the point that we’ve sacrificed our own authenticity in favor of the hand that appears to feed us but actually suppresses our life force energy.

Much ignorance about certain issues has been squashed during the past 5 months and an assimilation phase has just begun. Many of the stories we have told ourselves for so long and the ones we’ve been told by so many others have suddenly become obsolete. We have to leave behind much of what we thought was real, and hopefully to not settle for anything less than the truth. When there is serious doubt, we need look no further for the truth than within our own hearts. Truth can be both objective and subjective, depending on which angle one views it from. On a purely “factual” basis, truth differs from opinion in that it exists regardless of our conscious knowledge, feelings and attitudes about it. We need both kinds of truth to navigate in this world.

Circe by John Waterhouse 1891

    Circe by John Waterhouse 1891

Neptune is in conjunction to the asteroid Circe named after the goddess of sorcery and herbal potions. She turned her enemies into animals, and from this myth stems the common fairy tale depiction of witches turning their victims into toads, crows, pigs, and insects. Neptune stationing direct with this asteroid in the sign of Pisces may signal the forces of magic and sorcery are at work on a broad scale, both for positive and nefarious ends. Beware of manipulations, illusions, and negative projections from others. For true witches, wise magicians, and spiritual healers this is very potent time for transformation.

Sensitivities are extremely high so it can help to be gentle with oneself and loved ones during the next several weeks.

Nov 3, 5 Jupiter Opposite Chiron, Inconjunct Uranus

Originally posted on Cerena Childress, Astrologer!:

Healing Jupiter Virgo Chiron Pisces Uranus Aries

First we had Jupiter in Virgo opposition Neptune in Pisces Sep 16, one time only. Now we have the opposition to Chiron coupled with the inconjunct to Uranus! The opposition with Chiron is the first of three, the second one Feb 23, 2016, the day after the Pisces/Virgo Full Moon. The inconjunct with Uranus is three times too, the second is Mar 6, 2016, two days before the total Solar Eclipse Mar 8 at 18 Pisces! Their third aspects are Aug 12 and 13, 2016, opening the gateways for the almost 26 degree Leo/Aquarius Lunar Eclipse Aug 18, 2016! 26 is always an important degree since 26 Sagittarius is the degree of the Galactic Center/Core!

Oct 7 Jupiter starts within the activating 5 degree range of Chiron. Oct 18 Jupiter is within 3 degrees activating the inconjunct to Uranus! These two are acting together from then on until the exact aspects Nov 3 and 5! This first set…

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Psychic Hygiene

“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their souls.”- Carl Jung

Mercury in Libra currently forms a square to Pluto, amplifying the impact of our thoughts and words, while Venus, Jupiter, and Mars in Virgo are in a trine to Pluto. In just a matter of hours the Sun will slide into the sign (Scorpio) of the deep dark Underworld…a world that we must all pass through, no matter who we are, at various stages in life. The hours, days, and weeks ahead bring us profound opportunities to practice more effective methods of energetic and psychic hygiene – mental martial arts if you will.

Whether we are presented with goodies or confronted with challenges we need to understand the ways that we both attract and repel in our day-to-day affairs and close relationships. When we get down to the nitty gritty in our psyches and investigate our personal hang-ups, shame, sorrow – basically our shadows, we discover that the dirty politics and wars so often argued over and viewed from digital screens are not too far away from what goes on in our own living rooms and backyards.

For centuries we have looked to doctors, priests, and politicians to solve the problems that have not only been thrust upon us, but that we ourselves have created as well as inherited from our ancestors. If we don’t each do our psychic homework as individuals how can we possibly hope or expect our chosen leaders to do anything even remotely beneficial for us as a whole?

Why as a culture are we so obsessed with outer cleanliness, objects, and appearances, but neglect the debris and sickness that accumulates in our emotional bodies, stifling us in every conceivable way? Michael Tsarion so eloquently explains the significance of Plutonian influences and cycles as well as the dangers of our refusing to face them.

Scorpio Moon, Scandal, and Psychic Release

Until the wee hours of the morning on the 16th when the Moon exits Scorpio and enters Sagittarius, we may seem faced with many ghosts and shadows of the past or it could be that we are finally releasing a heavy emotional load from our psyches.

Post-Void New Moon in Libra, past Mercury Retrograde conjunct Black Moon Lilith and Blood Moon Eclipse we have recently seen many shades of the “dark side of the moon” and the sight-seeing isn’t quite over yet. Just as the Moon entered into Scorpio today I passed by a running murky stream and saw a crayfish hobbling along with a missing claw. This seemed a fitting analogy for what many are experiencing lately. As with many arthropods, it is possible for a crawfish’s limbs to regenerate, although it doesn’t happen instantaneously. Nature has her own rhythms, cycles, and restorative powers that work quite well, provided that we don’t interfere with her process.

One of the subjects I have observed as of late is the very widespread phenomenon of betrayal, particularly through rumors and scandalous gossip, with devastating results.  Our world is so saturated with lies and distractions that all of us have at some point have been guilty participants as well as unfortunate targets of gossip. The prime motivators of gossip and scandal tend to operate on unconscious levels and these activities tend to be triggered by jealousy, insecurity, or groupthink. Occasionally people are just reckless with their speech or truly spiteful and mean to hurt others.

With the Moon in Scorpio we become more sensitive to the nuances, moods and perceptions of others as well as to our own inner intensity. We must be careful not to project onto others or to allow ourselves to be projected upon. We must not guilt trip others or be tripped up by them.

The Sun in Libra, Moon in Scorpio combination leads us to question the roles that others play in our lives. We may feel torn between a desire for and a fear of intimacy. We want to chat or relate to others but we don’t want to reveal too much of ourselves. We may feel suspicious and paranoid for no good reason, or we may actually find just cause for cutting people off.

Are there significant people in your life that you have finally decided to release from the roles they have been playing in your affairs? Perhaps it’s time to leave an unhealthy situation and that includes leaving certain people behind. If so, then you’re certainly not alone in your readiness to move on. As the idiom goes “with friends like these who needs enemies”.

gossipThe asteroid Fama, possibly named after the Roman goddess and messenger of Zeus who is associated with rumors and ill repute is currently 18 degrees of Virgo, close enough to be accentuated by Jupiter at 13 degrees and Mars 11 degrees of Virgo. Fussiness, nitpicking and tit-for-tat has spread out far too wide and forcefully, as Fama finds herself in an uncomfortable inconjunct to rebellious Uranus in Aries. Once the beans have spilled, the cat’s out of the bag, the shit hits the fan, the rumors have flown in all directions and there is no turning back. The damage has been done. Ultimately, nobody has anything of value to gain from this kind of social deviance.

Time may eventually heal our wounds, but as long as we live we may never forget – nor should we ever forget the ways that gossip has negatively impacted us on collective and interpersonal levels. The marks of betrayal have been left upon all of us, as judgments displayed in racism, sexism, classism, and other isms cause polarization and violence that impacts on all members of the human species, not to mention all other species we clumsily inhabit this Earth with. Religious and political scandals have affected us ever since civilization began. Awareness is the key to breaking this vicious cycle.

There is a difference between talking about hurt feelings with someone we trust, and talking smack behind somebody’s back. There’s also a difference between telling the truth even if it hurts and talking about other peoples’ business that is of no consequence to oneself. One always feel the difference inside. The quality and intent of the speech carries its own unique vibrations. When a friend breaks your trust and thinks nothing of it, they were never really a friend to begin with. When a rumor spreads and we are unaware of who started it, the origin almost becomes irrelevant, because all those who continue to circulate the rumors are as guilty as the initiator.

Some people seem to go through life never touched by such issues or at least never letting on that they have been. If you are the one who feels guilty of scandal, this could be an appropriate time to either offer apologies or to forgive yourself and commit to a new personal code of behavior if that seems right. If on the other hand you’ve been dealt unfairly in a social setting, it could be time to say sayonara .

Some of us have caught ourselves in the midst of self-betrayal rather than outward forms of betrayal. Forgiveness of self can be a lot trickier than forgiving some jackass who did us wrong but it is also a lot more important and rewarding in the long run.

It’s a great time to walk away from toxic relationships, to separate the wheat from the chaff – the real friends and benefactors from the fakers and the takers. It is time to reclaim our power where it was lost.

These are just a few things to ponder (or not if they don’t apply) during the Moon’s transit through Scorpio this week. All in all, there are better things to talk about than others, especially when it involves trivia or downright lies.

Celebrate Life; An Unwinding Thread Of Death And Creation

Source: Heart Shaped Eyes Celebrate Life; An Unwinding Thread Of Death And Creation

points of view

There’s a time to stand back and take a look at the bigger picture and a time to get down to the nitty gritty, honing in on the details. There’s a time to tell it like it is and a time to accept what someone says as their own personal truth even if we don’t agree with it. There’s a time to search and a time to sift through what has been found. There are many points of view constantly circulating…how to know which ones are wrong and which ones right? What if they are both, simultaneously?

Let’s not jump the gun, assuming we have all the answers right now. After all, we each experience life through our own filters pretty much all of the time. Whatever we believe or perceive comes from a point of view that is either innate or acquired, whether limited or expansive.

Mercury is slowing down to station Direct in Libra this week. Maybe we can figure out a way slow down a bit too with our thinking and breathing. Easier said than done in an air sign.



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