Sunday, January 24, 2016

 

bioscope watching





A long long time ago- movies were called: Bioscopes. 

Sounds funny now doesn't it? 

One day people will say: "A long long time ago, there lived a man who created such an amazing body of work. He went by the name "Ziggy Stardust". But only for a while. Then he morphed into other personas. He made movies. He produced other artist's work that weren't in the mainstream. He refused to be put in a box, he was after all from Mars. In the start of it all people thought he was just strange. But by the end of his life, a mere sixty-nine years later, he was seen as a Hero. He even sung about that too! Way before his leaving the body! He was all knowing in many ways. 

The world said "Travel well Mr. Bowie, become one with the stars". What a role model he was! 

Then a few days after he joined the stars, more 'stars' joined him! In one week the planet earth people said good-bye to Bowie, Rene Angelil, Alan Richman, and Glenn Frey. 

That was mind blowing. That so many great artists would cross over during the same period. I think its going to continue. That many of the 'greats in the arts' will leave the earth this year.
 

Saturn which rules the long lasting and in the sign of Sagittarius -across the globe fame- is in a square to Neptune in Pisces. The latter rules the music/art world. 

We are just six weeks away from the Solar Eclipse in Pisces at 19 degrees. Venus was at this degree in the sign of Sag, when the ushering out of the greats started. Solar Eclipses bring change that touches the "global family"........ and we certainly saw the out pouring of love and thank you for being you- and farewell...during the first month of 2016. 

All this saying good-bye made me more aware of how important it is to pay close heed to father time. The clock is always ticking, but we become relaxed about it. Never giving consideration to the fact that our time on Earth is limited. No matter what your age.  

Our lives are like a movie. A bioscope. So do some watching of the footage you've already created, and what more you'd like to leave on your very own personal home movie. Don't be so casual about your life that you never give a thought to what you really want to do or say-  DO IT RIGHT NOW- today! LIVE FULLY!

On Jan 25th, Mercury the trickster will station direct at 15 degrees Capricorn. On the 29th Mercury will pass over Pluto for a second time - by conjunction. The first pass being on the 22nd. This is a 'serious sort of mood' kind of day. TAP into what was going on for you around the 22nd. What needs to be given up? Or SET IN CEMENT? What 'script' can we now live out in our lives instead of doing the re-run in our head of the pros/cons? Mercury-Pluto is DECISIVE action. The week 22nd-29th, is a period that should of pointed clearly to you- what of major importance is going on-in communications with others, with your own mental process- and how you can play detective and discover where you wish to find TRUTH. What is your truth? And hey, who poisoned the water in Flint,Michigan. Whose gonna PAY for THAT? HOW TO FIX IT?  Then on the 31st...we will close the first month of the year with Mercury in a square to Uranus... so I think ... a big surprise, that no one likes is coming. That is with the water issue in Michigan and with more bizarre weather patterns. 

But we will get through this. 

And happy times will come in 2016. 

They are here now. They are in every moment that you can grasp them. How to grasp them? Grab the one you love and HUG HUG HUG. Send silly love songs via the internet. Try out that crazy idea of a screen play...and just learn how to PLAY! Allow yourself some playtime.

The first week in February offers some chances to discover and  declare your love! This isn't limited to 'people'. We have moved into Aquarius - humankind and the 'collective' energy.....plus Mars will sextile Pluto- and that's a major mojo of movement towards what you can manifest. Its  super-solver dynamite energy - ! Mars is still in Scorpio- and Pluto rules Scorpio, so you've got some GREAT support for tapping into unlimited resources. This is - touchdown energy! Navy Seal, Bionic, Superman force.  Bet Hillary manages something marvelous this week. The actual day of the sextile is Feb 3rd. It will be felt a few days before the exact event. Apply for that GRANT! Plan to 'present' your concepts for consideration this week! Then on the 6th of Feb, Mercury will trine Jupiter. This is a flowing aspect. It helps you review your 'belief systems' and how you relate to others. Where can you create healthy contracts that match your ideology and also increase your awareness? What 'study' would benefit you now? Are there any 'tests' that you need to re-take? Re-do the website! Add a new button. Reach out to a different sort of organization that might be interested in your idea. Maybe its even one that turned it down- but hey, you did a re-do on it - so resubmit. Host a study group. Start a book club. READ! Put down the iphone and pick up a BOOK.

On Feb 8th, the Chinese New Year- we get a new animal... THE MONKEY! 

THE MONKEY KING.... 

"
The monkey is indeed rebellious. He was, according to the story, born out of a rock, fertilized by the grace of Heaven and Earth. Being extremely intelligent, he has learned all the magic tricks and gongfu from an immortal Taoist master. Now he can transform himself into seventy-two different images such as a tree, a bird, a beast of prey, or an insect that can sneak into an enemy's body to fight him or her inside out. Using clouds as a vehicle, he can travel 108,000 miles at a single somersault."

Read more here:

The story of the Monkey King 

 It also reminds me of Hanuman. This great Monkey was the servant and devotee of Rama. Hanuman represents one pointed devotion to divine. Since we are going to be entering the year of the Monkey let us find where to place our devotion. Let it develop into unwavering strength. In the Hindu faith, Hanuman is the protector....... he will protect the righteous. 

We all protect ourselves with right action. Help Ever Hurt Never.

And we help most, by being loving to ourselves first, and then to others. 

Venus which rules love will be in Capricorn until the 16th of February. She will make aspects to Pluto, then Uranus, then Jupiter. The mountain journey of love will call for trying a new path in February. Valentine's day won't be all chocolate and roses. It will more likely be- a major readjustment in love. Many couples will part ways. Some will find the middle ground after very deep discussions. What has been hidden or not spoken about, will be. The 'love day' has a way of making it painfully clear where you stand or don't stand in someone's heart. It shouldn't be about a 'day' and most of the time- its really not. When you have the entire world focused on 'love' for a day, when its missing it becomes painfully obvious and often leads to seeing what really is/or isn't there. It has not a thing to do with chocolate- but with where your intention and motivation is. We have a quarter moon on Valentines day this year- in the 29 degree of Taurus. That is the degree of endings. So, 'If love isn't being served, its time to leave the table'. 

You won't be crying for long though! Venus makes a smiling sextile to Saturn on the 29th of February.  As we say goodbye to February, all ends well. Its a leap year and you'll be able to jump into a new movie....a love story worth telling .....one of your own making, with a happy ending!






Thursday, December 24, 2015

 

light the lamp of love






Christmas morning will bring us a lot of light. It is always with us, this light. Yet this Christmas we have a full moon in the wee hours~ helping us to understand what truly feeds us. WHO feeds us. How we feed others, and what we really feel about our life as it right now. 

The best thing going with this full moon is that comfort food will bring comfort. The body needs it and the soul needs it. Family ties that are loving and strong will become even stronger. Full moon are meant to 'draw the emotions out'... ties that aren't there or are not healthy and loving will become very clear. We can let go. Seeing that not all relationships need to last a life time. 

The full moon brings things to an extreme. We see that in the fourteen tornadoes that just came through Tennessee and Mississippi. Nothing humbles one faster and deeper than Mother Nature. 

If you have a roof over your head you are blessed.  If you have food in your belly you are blessed. If you have loved ones to hug you are blessed. And most of all, if you realize these blessings you are triple blessed, because you are AWAKE to the true meaning of Christmas and life. 

Venus is in Scorpio. That's a placement that will welcome the Full Moon in cancer... the Moon, Venus, Chiron and Neptune are creating a grand trine in water. SEE ME - FEEL ME- HEAL ME- RAISE ME UP. Who can do that? Well, the light. The divine consciousnesses, that circulates through all of us. Yes, some of us have faulty wiring and so 'short outs' happen, electric fires happen...but water can put all of that out. A grand trine in water says: I know there is love there in you - its deep down coz Venus is in Scorpio... but hey, I bet this warm macaroni and cheese filled with love casserole I made for you will open that door to love. HAVE SOME, NO, MORE.. do not be shy. 

Food does heal. So forget the diet right now, if you are lucky enough to have food on your table- heck to have a table! Let's keep it real: FOURTEEN TORNADOS JUST WENT THOUGH THE SOUTH.... There are lots of people who don't have tables anymore.

Venus makes happy with Jupiter this Christmas. Jupiter is in Virgo- the practical gift will give great joy. 

The gift of your heart- I mean really giving- giving when you aren't getting....(not doormat) just giving love out- because the moon shined so bright it overflowed into your own heart space- the Christ Consciousness space. 

Its not about the wrapping.  Its never about the outer. Its about the inner these days........ We have serious energy with the Sun moved into Capricorn. The solstice chart (the moment the sun entered into Capricorn) is really lovely.  We've heard a lot about how Saturn is squaring Neptune  (serious changes in the church, law, international fears, and helping the refugees).......but also along with Saturn in a square to Neptune- the movement is going to go in to a meet up with Uranus... a trine!  Can I get a Hallelujah? LOUDER!  AMEN HALLELUJAH! PRAISE THE POSSIBLITIES OF GOODWILL !!!!

There are more LOVING PEOPLE on this PLANET than buffalo heads.  (nothing wrong with Buffalo- its when humans are slow to 'get the love thing')....

So this Solstice chart shows me that we will go into a three month period of focusing on HELPING EACH OTHER HAVE ENOUGH. 

Thought - WORD- DEED-  they can actually match.

Oh, sure the drones of spin will still be around...but that's just bad grammar. They will fail the test.

Saturn is also moving into her second decan. I will not confuse you with the astro babble. You'll have to trust me, or spend thirty years learning. This means- that Saturn will become like the Statue of Liberty- 


“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” ~~~~ Emma Lazarus


 YES.

We have these masses here- IN AMERICA- and also wanting to COME to AMERICA...and we should and will do the correct thing- by opening our doors......or we are hipocrits. 

 In Los Angeles we have a homelessness - STATE OF EMERGENCY. There isn't LACK of housing- their is lack of AFFORDABLE housing, because greed has been confused with the word GOOD. 

This will be changing. 

Fourteen tornadoes. In one second many people's lives changed. If you can't figure out that we are here to help each other, then you've already lost everything. You didn't pay attention in history class or take notes in 2008-2010.

The bubble that is in the real estate market is going to pop. 

IT has too- as things are out of balance.

But back to Christmas Cheer.....(well, for some who are paying insane rents/mortgages- that it will change IS CHRISTMAS CHEER).......


 As this year comes to a close, attempt to tap into that light that is within you, and pour it out to someone who has none. 

Let us all tap into the lamp of love by carrying that internal to the external.  Love is a verb. Love is action. Venus will be moving into Sagitarrus right as we enter the New Year. So an expanding heart, that is mature and able to see that the more you try to put yourself in 'the shoes of other' the more you will have understanding. Mars moves into Scorpio the first week in January. That placement is very very forward moving. No shades of grey. Let's do it. Whatever it is- is done with PASSION and COMMITMENT.

As Venus explores 'how do I love you, let me count the ways'  Mars is like- well, count all you want baby, just stop the philosophical lecture on love and put some elbow grease in it! Mars will carry the day for most of 2016- as he retrogrades back and forth in Scorpio- so SCORPIOS are going to be moving... shaking and creating beyond the mind! Scorpio rules debt- and the stock markets are going to be shake, rattle and rolling all of 2016.  But I do see if we get back to a balance- all of this will be very good for the world.  Something WILL be done about our huge world debt.  

China's Debt America's Debt.............

More on that later. 

Back to the Christmas Cheer...

Whatever happens during this holiday season by the New Moon mid- Jan......things will be set straight.

So, know this: 

When you hear the knock on the door (or within) OPEN IT.







Mercury turns retrograde on Jan 5th.... you might think that you didn't hear correctly the tap tap tap... YOU DID. Turn down the music of the world, and the light of love will be so loud in your heart you will be certain you are a walking orchestra. YOU ARE.  WE ARE. TURN IT UP. 

LOVE!

May the light shine bright for you and yours this Christmas Eve and every evening that follows.

Merry Christmas!   Happy New YEAR!

 





 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

 

forever peace possible?

Paris.

The world is praying for Peace. The sane people are just shaking their heads in shock. It goes on and on and on. Is peace even possible?

Yes. But its within that one has control over. Having peace within is really the only real peace. Our outer world and the hate and violence we are witnessing day in and day seems to have never ending fuel. How can we change that? By being as peaceful within as possible in these stressful times. Beyond that, I really do not know. Change what you can - yourself- your attitudes- surround yourself with love, and try as much as possible to be that love. Evil always has been. Its certainly reaching levels unheard of.

Why now?  The celestial sky right now has several planets traveling through revenge Scorpio. The Sun and Mercury- and Mercury was at the New Moon in Scorpio degree when hell visited Paris. It is actually an accursed degree the 19 degree of Scorpio according to the ancients.  This is very lower energy level, but it doesn't HAVE to be. There is always a choice. Every sign has higher and lower expressions. Its about GROWING towards the higher levels. Scorpio is also about HEALING and TRANSFORMATION- flying high above the human nature of hate, violence, destruction. So if you have planets at this degree, fret not- make a choice to activate higher energies. Just because one is born with a hot temper doesn't make it an excuse to never get a grip on it.

But where the real trouble can be identified is with distorted ideology.  Saturn and Neptune are coming to a square relationship. Saturn is about the rules, structures, and the OLD SCHOOL way. Its traveling through Sagittarius right now. (and will be there for several years). Sag energy is about religion.  The groups that are causing so much violence in the world have a game plan to go back to the dark ages of their interpretation of the Koran. Neptune which can be confused and deluded thinking/action is in Pisces. These two planets (Saturn/Neptune) are squaring off. A serious look at how to starve the backwards hate mongers will be looked at. Cracking the unity of hate. Making it powerless. Cutting off their funds, and means to propaganda promotion   to recruit others. Jupiter is in Virgo and creates a T-SQ with Saturn and Neptune- so practical means to stop the flow of delusional haters.

Until then? Practice peace within. PRACTICAL means to combat hate are: LOVE BOMB! Help people, be kind, try to not focus on all this violence, instead donate blood, blankets, food, etc. Lift up the downtrodden in your community. Small things add to big things!  Bring Peace with you everywhere from inside. We can't live in fear- that's not living. Shine your LIGHT. Make it so BRIGHT that there is no place for darkness to hide.

The world will have its ugly side always. This is the nature of duality. Bottom line- there are more LOVING people on the planet than hateful ones. People/Organizations like:

Manoj Bhargava

Ammaji

  Karunamayi

Sri Sathya Sai Baba 

Doctors without Borders

International Medical Corps

The list could go on and on. There are AMAZING people on this planet dedicated to lessening the suffering of others! Focus on that!! Add your name to the list.

Listen to people who inspire on Teds Talks:

Ted Talks


This is how we keep our own positive vibration going. You'll also have help from the stars. Venus and Mars both are in Libra right now. As they travel through the 'peace and justice' sign, we all have a opportunity to try to get along. Make love and generate the vibe to work together- in marriages, and partnerships of all kind. We really do NEED EACH OTHER. Mars will be in Libra until early Jan 2016. Venus will remain in Libra until early Dec. As they travel side by side, remember to embrace GRACE and gratitude. We are after all coming close to the American holiday of Thanksgiving. Why not celebrate TG everyday?

It is so easy to become jaded if we do not saturate ourselves with kindness. Because the longest and deepest relationship you will ever have is with your very self. So cultivate the compassion not only towards  others, but also with yourself! No one is 'perfect' and how boring would that be anyhow?  We are perfect in our imperfectness, and yet- it IS about being the best YOU - that you can be. Without sounding sappy, I'd like to also add that our imperfections are what usually endears us to others.

As Jupiter transits through Virgo- we can take a vow to expand our acceptance of others and their short comings. Really there is only the now- this very breath that we have- in and out. Here it is almost the end of 2015, AND just think how fast this has come. Well, our time on earth goes by just as fast- so celebrate LOVE and LIFE and perfect imperfections in this world- all the while TRY to smile more, complain less, and give of your heart. Then peace will be there - here- with you to share with all.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Photo Credit: parker mcphinney c. 2003




Thursday, October 15, 2015

 

authentically worn






Lots of Virgo energy about us. Venus, Mars, Jupiter all hanging out in the 'workers' sign. Do you feel worn out?  Or are you wearing the title of 'duty' and 'perfectly in line' as badges?  Also possible that you are tapping into the "power of the imPRovement plan".....


Today Mars goes toe to toe with Pluto. Power is the name of the game. Endurance. Able to go that extra mile, on the juice of just how great it feels to have done a job- WELL. This is a pushing aspect. Plug into your work ethic, even though you might 'feel' like going in the opposite direction and seriously consider the benefits of letting it all go. Maybe perfectionist energy is over rated. Maybe our 'best' doesn't even matter. After all Neptune is in a wide opposition to this Mars-Pluto trine. Maybe I will stop buying vitamins, eat whatever I feel like, and tell the political parties in America to work for their money like the rest of us. No more perks. No days off. Government shutdown? You are officially FIRED. Pink slips across the board. As a matter of fact, lets pass a law that says if you have held a government job for more than five years, you are seriously addicted to power- and need to enter rehab. That will consist of working the streets of major cities feeding the homeless. You will be required to do one tour of duty to a war zone. You must travel to every school that has had a shooting spree and hand out flyers about how guns don't kill people, but we aren't sure what does or how to solve the issue. You will be required to log at least 500 hours of community service (you'll be told where by a commoner) in an old folks home- reading the constitution out loud, and also every word on every bill that you ever voted for. After your rehab program you'll be tested to see if you've really been holding your bargain of 'off of power'- we'll (the common people) bug your phone to see if you are discussing in private plans for future office running, or are secretly promising things that can never be delivered. If you fail your power-test, you'll be sentenced to move into the projects (city to be determined to give the greatest punishment) and never EVER be able to move out.

Saturn is in the sign of Sagittarius now. We all need to perfect satirical thinking to enjoy the next two years.

This month- just lay the ground work of the PLAN. Whatever it might be. Learn to LOVE THE PLAN. (Venus in Virgo).

On Nov 2nd Venus and Mars will hold hands in Virgo at 25 degrees. That's deep into the earth sign. What seeds/ideas/concepts/unions you PLAN will show their results in AUG 2016.  They might come darn close to blooming in mid Jan 2016, but alas- Jupiter will turn retrograde just about the time you think the PLAN is complete. Its not. It will be revised for many months and not until Aug 2016 will full HARVEST show its face.  There will be green light blessings along the way- mid- Feb 2016, mid-May2016. Things that LAST do not happen fast. Proper ground work is required. You must defend against virus thinking. You are as strong as you believe yourself to be. No one won the gold at the Olympics with failure attitude.

Sometimes the old house-shoes are so comfortable that we do not ever want to throw them in the recycle bin. But fungus can grow in places that we'd not expect and then compromise our health. So do not be afraid to disinfect. Spic and Span the hidden places that gather unwanted infestations of the negative mind set, habits, and or people who suck your soul.  Virgo is about being clean. In mind, in organizations, in the big picture to the tiny dot. Our big thinking must pass the test of the details.
TOO MUCH can kill you, just as TOO LITTLE can.  BALANCE is the key.

This month do not make promises you have no intention of keeping. They will come back to haunt you. We have a building T- Square of  Jupiter (big is better) Saturn (laws) Neptune (fantasy).  At various times each planet will have more of the focus than others. But, never (even with wide orb) will these three be apart from each other in the coming months. So, you'll be reminded of what you said- when you said it- and HOW you said it. Since we live in techno-village pictures and transcripts will follow you on Facebook until you die. So, no over promising- ok?  Glee is a TV SHOW. Yes, I know they won awards, but ..... keep it real. Do the work. Reach high and Far, but never forget THE WORKING PLAN.

I am reminded of a scene in the movie Shine.

Take a look.........

SHINE























Monday, September 14, 2015

 

flesh vs iron


Progress is determined by what?  Ease of doing things? Are the old ways really so out dated? (phone calls-with a voice, vs a bunch of letters in short hand).  Is the human factor being left behind for saving the 'company' and making the most of profits, and or just not having anyone question your decisions. Robots don't talk back, but they do break down. They are expensive to repair and cold steel has no chance in competition with a voice and body that has the possibility to care about a sale or interaction.

I've noticed as of late that amazing amount of sterile energy (or lack of human touch) in not just my neighborhood Fed Ex "copy/supply" store- but in everyday interactions as well. Fed Ex made the choice to cut the staff and replace them with machines.So, I won't go back. The computer machines just aren't the same as a human smile. If they can't 'afford' to keep people employed because of the minimum wage going up to an ALMOST HUMAN WAGE-(where a one bedroom rents for what is a month's salary for most) then that company needs to fold up tent. People are what makes a company, keep it going, and really is what life is all about- learning to get along and deepening the heart. Otherwise, in deep thought - WHY ARE WE HERE ON EARTH? To interact with a robot? Not me. I suggest viewing the movie; "Ex Machina"....... You will get where I am coming from.

The world has gone so technical they've lost the human touch. This week we will find out how very important it is to have PEOPLE around when things break down. Mercury is going into retrograde mode~ and this time around its at the 15 degree of Libra in a tight square with Pluto.  Power to the PEOPLE.  SEE ME- FEEL ME- TOUCH ME- (Tommy is singing).....iron man isn't invited to this party! So for the next three weeks we will find out just how important the 'negotiations' are. And what is your bottom line.

The Solar Eclipse that just happened in Virgo at 21 degrees is all about workers rights, the day to day community that makes your world flow a bit smoother.  (farmers, health workers, baby sitters, small pets, accountants). Human Values will be high on the agenda in the next year. The common man is getting really tired of the phony baloney and greed that is a result of forgetting the HUMAN FACTOR. This particular eclipse is in an inconjunct to Uranus...(major adjustment).....so 'up-risings' will happen- and in places and people you never thought of. The slow but steady build up of anger is going to start to scream out- and shut down the 'systems' that refuse to LISTEN. Expect to suddenly NOT have things the way 'they were'. (train on time, submissive employees, etc).

This week of Sept 14th- is so power packed with changes that you'll need a safe place to just CHILL and watch an old black and white movie. I suggest "Singing in the Rain".........which we need lots of on the West Coast. The water wars are going to continue, and also WAR ON THE WATERS.  Jupiter will make its opposition to Neptune-on Sept 16th.  Both are deep in big thinking dreams. Both are tied to how to make the 'world' a better place. YOU NEED A PLAN. Dreaming alone, does nothing but keep your mind occupied in 'what ifs'....... of the fantasy kind.  IN order to make the dreams a reality you have to use also- practical knowledge and some muscle grease.  And everyone knows without water your garden isn't going to grow- so yes, you do need to do a little rain dance for the magic of divine to pour down the wet stuff. Rattle your stick and hold hands with your tribe, (power in numbers is the new rule)  get the new agreement in WRITING and leave no room for deception- READ the fine print. THIS week ESPECIALLY. Drilling in the ARCTIC?  DISASTER. SHUT THAT IDEA DOWN by refusing to fund Shell at the pump. This is so much a BAD IDEA- I can't even write about it. There is a t-sq building with Jupiter - Neptune- and Saturn. They (GREED COMPANIES) need to be sent a message. Withhold your support- in every way possible. Common SENSE much come back into the picture! People haven't yet OWNED their power- to change- idiotic thinking. They are starting to wake up.

Saturn moves back into SAGITTARIUS......... on the 17th- (the same day that Mercury flips). Education, long distance travel ,Religion and its real purpose, Sports Stars who are out of work due to over working it- will all lead the headlines. IF we can get past the soap opera news that passes for news. Strong words about who can go where- and how we HELP HUMANS. Syria? Another disaster - the result of thinking BOMBS solve issues instead of minds that can compromise.

And the last week in Sept is going to show us what happens when you don't compromise. The Lunar Eclipse of this month- is in the 5 degree of Aries. The fighter. Spiting fire never felt so empowering.  Sometimes you do have to YELL "FIRE!" Or "FAKER!"

Eclipses always bring sudden shifts in your world when they highlight your personal planets.  So if you have planets in the cardinal signs (Libra, Cancer, Capricorn, Aries @ the 5 degree) - a BIG shift is coming. (also- Virgo, Sag, Gemini, Pisces at 21-23 degrees). You've likely felt it for a while. Stiff upper lip- and try to be very very direct in your communications and actions. You won't be able to hide - how you feel- what you need- to get through the changes in the path. Like George Harrison says: "when you don't know where you are going, any path will do"..... just put one foot (or idea)  in front of the other- and KEEP MOVING. This energy can not, should not be 'sat' on. Step over the log in the road. Learn to swim across the river. Use all your tools. (Mind, Body, Spirit).

You'll be happy to know- this month will bring some much needed action to get to 'higher ground'- (physical and mental) and once you are *there* you just might discover that the company (tribe) you seek is waiting for you- with some good old fashion manners and a good meal of the old school kind-slow,steady, and basic.  Get back to the land, in nature and around those who like to walk the path with actions instead of words. Its a good time to hang with the trees. Even embrace your child spirit and climb on up one. Get a NEW VIEW.

PRESS ON!














Friday, August 14, 2015

 

WORK IT; Jupiter in Virgo



I was going to speak on pollution. Gross Pollution. The EPA pulling the plug on three million gallons of Toxic mine waste- into the Animas river in Colorado, just as Jupiter (BIG) moved into the clean up your act- sign Virgo. Did anyone get fired? I do wonder. The way things are going down these days, one needs to stay busy to not become depressed. Work is a salve for the soul. Not for everyone mind you~ some people are into couch potato energy. They likely aren't doing what they love. And its going to be vital that you do what you love for the next 12 months. Otherwise, its going to feel like eating cardboard. Very bland. You'll be a whiner, and complaining will replace doing what you love.

 Complainers are so, because they've not tapped into what they love-!  Well, some people do love to complain. And at times one DOES HAVE A DUTY to complain! But that alone won't change things~ complaining stirs up the pot. It can sometimes result in some serious action. There were some very unhappy Grad students at the University of Southern California that not only complained- they ALL dropped out of the MFA program ~ AT ONCE. Because? The school wasn't listening to them- and their valid complaints. Somehow - someone FORGOT that they were there FOR the students, not the other way around. Change can be in our favor when we tap into our voice- and match it with action. Someone needs to tell this to the USA government- because they too have forgotten about the American people, the ones that they are here to SERVE.

Thank God Jupiter has moved from Happy -pay attention to me- to HOW CAN I BEST SERVE? Virgo. Seva (service), team work, digging out the weeds, fixing up the joint, getting on a GOOD diet, cleaning out closets,cabinets,garage and the junk in your mind- never was this so much fun. Really, making your life more stream line- effective and efficient really does have its rewards. It really is time to "clean up your act"~ period. No more excuses. If you pass by this path to improve your lot, you'll be sorry, because it really is easier than you think, (once you get in the grove) and you'll have to wait 12 more years if you give into the lazy vibe and don't make changes now.  Jupiter runs in a 12 year cycle.

We are going to be getting a big dose of Virgo - in Sept. Not only with the Giant planet Jupiter in Virgo- but we have a Solar Eclipse in Virgo at 20 degrees next month. So...... getting organized and compartment figuring it out- will be very much in the forefront of every one's mind.  So will Unions. Worker's RIGHTS. And how important BEES really are. The DETAILS will matter. Picky, Picky Picky. The Earth will be getting our attention even more (is that possible?) with how we grow our food, and what's tainted it and how to drag out those who thing they know best, when in fact the only thing they are concerned with is money and greed. Virgo likes things refined and simple. LESS IS MORE.

Nothing happens in isolation in the cosmos. Everything modifies everything else. While Virgo in Jupiter is skipping along this path for the next 12 months- (or doing the slow contemplative meditation walk) he'll be also striking a deal to become stronger with Pluto to 'get to the bottom of this waste'. As he begins to oppose Neptune, there will be no place for liars who've cooked the books to hide. Areas that will become TIGHT- are "worker compensation laws" and parasites who live off the system- because they've not discovered what they love (couch potatoes). Our welfare systems will be reviewed. And we might see a lean in towards socialism but with a twist of you still have to put in an eight hour day- and who really deserves a summer off? Certainly not our congress!!!!!!! The gap between the corporation greed and the rest of humanity is going to be picked at, until its made right. And yes, Virgo Sun Bernie Sanders is gaining ground. (dob -8th Sept 1941- he's ripe for success). Sanders is the three of Diamonds in the cards- "let's make a WORKING deal".

When Saturn re-enters Sag- mid- Sept........THAT'S when its going to get real interesting- around the areas of higher education, profits of education to benefit the top tier and not the student (we will see student protests in the next year- simply not paying back your student loans is going to create a monster snake hill). The vaccine debate will heat up. All of this is because Virgo in Jupiter will square off with Saturn in Sagittarius. Little guy vs the big guy. Remember what I said about LESS IS MORE. One small act of defiance CAN bring the house of cards tumbling down. Remember Gandhi's Salt march ?

When you find yourself a bit frustrated in the next few months, when things "seem" to be blocked, or actually are blocked- my advice is CLEAN THE FLOORS. Get out that bucket and water and soap and clean the floors. Give away a book to a homeless person. Plant a seed in your front yard- a Mango seed, a lemon seed a cherry seed. Whatever tree you want to see grow. Don't have a front yard? Plant a seed in a tiny container in your window seal. When it is big enough put it on the porch. When it needs ground- find someone who has a yard and give it to them. WORK IT. Collect seed beads. You collect enough you can create something beautiful. Work is GOD for those who plug into the joy of it. It will bring you some relief from the ever chatting mind stream of worry.

Tips for the signs: (read your rising sign too if you know it).


Aries-   Clean up your diet. Exercise. Manage your anger.

Taurus- What can you do for your lover? Child? Create path? Give what you want to get.

Gemini- Stop with the multi choices and just CLEAN ONE Drawer. Help your Mom/Dad. Focus is on Roots/home.

Cancer- Take a class in improvement- of- your mind/body/soul. Road Trips!

Leo- Ask for the raise AFTER you give 500 percent to the job for five months.

Virgo- Yes, it is about YOU now, and YOUR skills. Milk it for all its worth. Your time to shine is NOW.

Libra- Look at your need to keep the harmony- when conflict would actually bring spiritual growth.

Scorpio-Join the organization that speaks to your cause. Run with a pack of wolves, you get more done with others.

Sag- Publish your story. Stick to the finer details. Walk the talk.

Capricorn- Serve your God without fanfare or needing accolades. Give to charity. Travel. Let go of your dogma.

Aquarius- Bury the past. Let go of all that you think you know. Be willing to RECEIVE.

Pisces- Love your partner. Take your ideas to public. Crowd sourcing IS for you!


But whatever you do- to work it- remember you can take a rest, even if its just the afternoon nap now and again.



photo: ulysses working the dome c. parker mcphinney 2011.




Sunday, July 12, 2015

 

Straight "F's": Food, Family, Feelings



JULY is FOOD/FAMILY/FEELINGS month. What you put in your head, body, heart has a direct connection to how you "feel". SO many planets in Cancer right now. The Sun, Mercury, Mars- all saying- "what gives you that secure feeling?". You'll be craving that in super doses. WHO you hang with also has a super sensitive factor while we are swimming in the water sign - cancer.

Mars will be in the sign of Cancer all month- even into August. Mars certainly isn't at home there. Tends to 'need' more comfort food. Can be very emotional. About everything, but especially- home, food, family.  So watch it if you are prone to eating eating eating to 'fill up' a void that's really about fear. Create some healthy boundaries around your desires. Sometimes we just have to FACE the fear!  That actually puts you in a place of developing strength; you can begin to work on a solution instead of focusing on 'what if there's not enough food, love, money...'  

I am hear to tell you- We've been here before!~  Last time Mars traveled through the sign of cancer was the Summer of 2013. If you are reading this- you still have a computer and you survived that last two years. See? You do get through it all. Especially since THEN we were in the building of Uranus sq Pluto cycle. Well, its still happening (waning though) and this month we will get a shake up with it- but the difference is that - you've had plenty of practice. So, what to expect?  When Mars gets to the 15-20 degree of Cancer- the tests will begin. Maybe even the FINAL test! Diploma time. (can you be diplomatic enough to embrace the good with the bad?) OR the 'openings for change and new horizons- that actually can set you free!  This will be July 14th - July 22nd. Big stuff then.  That's also the week of a new moon. (new plans around food, home, security, and what feeds you emotionally as well as figuratively). How to sit at the dinner table with people who you don't always share the same political/social/ or even ideology views with. It means you have to just not be emotionally involved with THEIR POV. Let them have the views they want. Keep yours. Be mature emotionally.  All that water cancer energy is moving towards a trine with Saturn in Scorpio-  WE CAN ALL GET ALONG- if we let the past go AND want to.  But if we continue to dredge up that 'story' of the past- no one is ever going to build trust; In the family, community or the world. And sometimes, when you realize there is no meeting ground- best to just cut the ties. Build a strong fence.

Lots of 'family reunions' take place in the summer. (in the northern hemisphere). You can avoid the pain of the past, by not partaking in the foods that upset your stomach. Learn to control your intake.

Bigger picture: Venus (love and money, love of money, love of art, art in money-what you VALUE). 

 Venus is the spotlight planet this month. She's going retrograde.  At zero Virgo.  July 25th.  She does a sweet little twirl in Virgo for just six days- before returning into the sign of QUEEN LEO on Aug 1st.  Sept 5th she stations direct.  Basically, this means- all summer and some of fall she'll be in the sign of Leo. Fire baby fire! Strong emotions around love. Treat your loved ones with royal swagger and in most esteem ever- or ---- just be prepared to be ignored by Queen Leo. Puny efforts at love are not rewarded with this placement. Leo loves romance. Loves, LOVES to be 'courted'. If you can't summons the courage of heart to take a risk on love, then get thee to the outhouse. 

Such fun it will be while Venus is in Leo- as she'll be blowing kisses over to Uranus and he'll be blowing them right back! (this WILL BE FUN!!).........Not to forget that the last thirty days of Jupiter in Leo (not to be repeated until 2027) will add depth to the love bug. Expanded travels can be part of romantic plays. However, Saturn in Scorpio- will keep the frolicking to a sensible level. So if you can't get to Bali just yet, perhaps a weekend to the secret hideaway will have to do!

In matters of art creations- don't skip on the tools you use. QUALITY is the name of the game.  AUTHENTICITY AND SUBSTANCE are what fuels love and creativity for July-Aug. 

As expected we are seeing lots of High end weddings in the news. This will continue. Like I said- Venus in Leo- is very very QUEENLY. 

Uranus will also turn retrograde this month- on the 26th. Excellent time to 'rework friendships and love'.......as a matter of fact expect lots of 'old loves' to return to the picture. A review of what went wrong can maybe mend a fence or two. However as long as Venus, Uranus and Saturn are all retrograde- unless a fundamental change has truly taken place it won't hold.  So review your needs make sure you are speaking the same language and both parties are truly willing to work at having the love expand. Otherwise very deep wounds can be created; they will fester and follow you. So act with up-most awareness ! This is true of business partnerships as well as romantic ones. Also- rework- old art projects! Pull out the 'that didn't work' and see if a new approach can utilize a finish product that you are happy with. Blend a bit of experimental flavor to all your creative endeavors.

 The student of life, that puts heart first, and approaches the next month with earnest enthusiastic effort- doing ones best- that person, will be given straight A's ! Honor Roll (role) status! 



 






 








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