Sunday, November 20, 2016

 

Fear not; get busy!


What to say?..... "She did win the popular vote"...... Repeat after me..."SHE DID WIN the popular vote, fear not..... get busy."

It has taken me a long while to write this blog.

To form a clear and useful blog without cuss words took about two weeks of meditation and some serious sleeping time. I was sleeping while I worked. I was sleeping while I ate. I have been sleep walking for the last two weeks. But now Neptune has stationed direct- (as of Sat. Nov 19th)  So... I too, much clear the fog in my vision. Wipe away the tears, and get busy.

Having yet ANOTHER old, white man as president wasn't how I saw the transiting Uranus sextile to America's natal moon play out.

Where is the 'new' in that?

Well, The T. (as I can only bare to write that much-)  as I will refer to him- hasn't got one ounce of experience in government- so I guess that is the big shocker of Uranus sextile our Moon.  But somehow- I think we've got something more in store.....

Shake up did happen- in Washington- and that is a good thing.  Shake up is going to happen with the Electoral College... THAT is clear... as Mercury the trickiest of them all turns retrograde the very day that the EC votes!!!!!  (Mercury retrograde- Dec 19th- Jan 8th).

Perhaps The T. won't get all the EC votes he thinks he has.  Maybe a shock of a shift happens.

Even  if it does, I don't see Secretary Hillary Clinton being sworn in.  There might be some back and forth- tug of words and votes.... another message sent to Washington- "End the EC".  A strong message is going to be sent.

Jupiter is in Libra.  That's justice.

Pluto is in Capricorn. That's Government.

They are going to be in an exact square to each other on Nov 25th.  And then twice more... in the Spring (March) and in Summer (Aug).    Finding a 'compromise' won't be easy.  Peaceful Protest will be raging for the entire year.

Big Daddy isn't going to save us. Neither is Big Momma. (Remember, that's why our founders left England!). Its our collective shadow that has drawn the T. to the oval office. IF we wish to grow as a country we have to check out that mirror. Ugly warts and all. This is how we grow. We will grow. It will be painful. To see the hate in our hearts... is to see our humanness, that must become divine love...like the iron to gold. Lots of pounding out what is covering shining bright. We all have it- to some degree- no matter who you voted for.

The effort to listen (not to the haters) to the equal minded ones who wanted change is needed. How can we come together as a country?  I am not so sure we will. We might just continue to be a dysfunctional family that ignores the relatives you can't relate to. Meanwhile in order to survive we will have to sit at the dinner table together..... and have a bit of a food fight.

Bring in humor. (Jupiter loves to have a belly laugh).

The T. isn't going to be laughing much though. He's going to hate this job. His freedoms are going to be curbed big time.  Saturn is sitting on his Moon. RESTRICTIONS. This won't sit well with him. But he's learning the big lesson..."better be careful of what you ask for...."

I am not so sure he will be in office for the entire year- much less four.

There is a Total Solar Eclipse sitting on his Mars and Ascendant in Aug.  This is no small matter. Solar E's to the Asc. traditionally change your view- and your body's needs.  New view, new body. Heart issues? Back issues? Likely. Carrying the weight of the entire United States of America is not a reality TV show. But there will be ratings. Plus, its a 24/7 job.  There is no vacation- ever. Good thing he realizes he won't be having one.

 As early as mid Dec 2016 that point will be triggered.  RIGHT when the Electoral College votes!

Maybe they fire him before he is on the job.

Ok, maybe I am having a fantasy?

Let's move on....

Saturn will trine Uranus in Dec.on Christmas EVE as matter of fact! .... Saturn and Uranus flowing together is the patent of the new invention. Its Santa coming but not leaving 'the same old same old-STUFF' its leaving 'beliefs' and leaving you the vision of a future that gives hope and goodwill.

Its protection that gives freedom. Its commitment that doesn't squeeze the blood out of you. Its a combo of feeling secure and experimental at the same time. Its having best of both worlds. So harness some of that. Express yourself in new ways- with old traditions. Live the words GOODWILL TO ALL ring out. This is also -Grassroots power- !

Maybe if we can let go of "fear" we can make more room for peaceful change.  Make room for a movement that really says- "lets not waste food, especially by throwing it at each other, let's come together as a diverse and beautiful world...let's prove that there are more lovers in the world than haters".

We can start this now- this week of Thanksgiving in America. We don't have to wait for the Dec. Saturn trine Uranus. We can agree to disagree....and yet- still break bread together. They do it in Washington all the time.

Finding the philosopher's stone is the tone for the next few weeks. Don't fear what's hiding it. Don't fear what the T. will or won't do. WE are America. You and I. WE can hold up mirrors of love, compassion, kindness, helpfulness. The very opposite of the campaign to the WhiteHouse.  This is the campaign to our inner home.

THE OM HOME.  The Universal heart.

click here:

GOING HOME


"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~ RUMI






Sunday, October 16, 2016

 

The family that LAUGHS together..has more fun




 Before I start writing about the next few weeks- (the last little bit before the Election in America!)  Go to the link below....

Venus moves into Sag~ 

 The air has been filled with lots of SERIOUSNESS. It will continue to be so. Especially, as Mars in Capricorn meets up with Pluto in Capricorn on the 19th of Oct.  That also happens to be the last of three debates between Secretary Clinton and Trump.  I tell you- I am sure someone is consulting an astrologer.

This combo of Mars conjunct Pluto- will prove to be the real boxing match.

So we all need some comic relief!  Hence the video.  But .....in all fairness, we are in serious times. Yet, when push comes to shove, we will have the same supreme creator whoever is placing a hand on the bible and taking an oath in Jan 2017.  So try to lighten up a bit. Venus will enter into the sign of Sagittarius on the 18th of Oct, one minute past midnight- PDT.

Comedy is most certainly a Sag/ Jupiter affair.  And the love planet will be in that sign until Nov 11th.

Venus in sag will also have us look at the cost of education, foreign affairs, our ties to whatever we consider 'bigger than us' in terms of divine- or who is really running the show behind the curtain..... .. you didn't think YOU were did you?

This is a good question to ask yourself right now.  Who runs my life?  Me?  Divine?  Co creating with divine?  Where do you think your ideas come from? The vast universe of 'ideas' or from your heart? Does divine plant those ideas there and then see what you will show up and do with them? (or not). How open is my heart?

In essence while Venus is traveling through the open minded sign of fire- sag-  ASK.  and   YOU SHALL RECEIVE.  (an answer).

But keep your humor if you can.  Its way more useful than holding on to the tight castrol oil face/attitude.  And be willing to hear something you might not of THOUGHT of........it keeps life way more interesting.

The goodwill that Venus can bring might actually be triggered after some GLOBAL event that is ushered in by the Mars conj. Pluto line up. (FOR SURE EARTHQUAKE ENERGY)  This is BIG ACTION- I kid you not. Its a cannon of sorts. Best used to BUILD SOMETHING that you wish to last- be a creative work, a house, a new government party. It also is classic 'coup' energy.........me does wonder about Thailand's king just crossing- how things may be a bit unstable over there.

What can one do with people who want to start wars?  People who are ruthless about acquiring power at all cost............ again it boils down to - this-  not only WHO runs your life- but who runs your attitude about life?  Who is trying to 'run you over with their misuse of power'?   Find out- dig it out- and get rid of any bad habits and or bad associations that do you no good. My advice:  Hang with Happy.


When you are feeling down, confused, frustrated..... click on the link below:


Hang with HAPPY

Remember to think of what you DO have.

Happiness is an inside job, but this month, Venus in sag will give you the gift of discovering what helps you move toward the heart center via a belly laugh.

Wishing you much laughter.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

 

faith in divine AND tie up your camel!





A lot of common sense will go very far in the next four weeks!

The landscape is shifting and if you don't want to become confused, lost and down right like a spinning wind vane, then plant your feet FIRMLY on solid intention.

Promises will be made. It is very unlikely that they will stay in the form that they are uttered. Desperation can color the canvas a shade that later is deem "out of stock".

Over optimist attitude is a great feeling, but when the cookie crumbles makes sure you have the broom close by. All that sweetness isn't lost, its called a learning curve.  Jupiter just entered Libra (Sept 9th in the wee hours).... and if you are a sensitive type you might of felt a sugar rush. Its contagious and we all need some 'sugar in our bowl' (thank you Nina Simone!) ....  Here's a small interlude to get my point across if you are more the intellectual type and need it sung out: 

Sugar in my bowl

 
Jupiter in Libra WANTS THAT SUGAR! 

For the next 12 months we will be seeking to understand love. Lots of great pairings will happen. Love's door opens when your heart meets your head. Libra is an intellectual air sign. It has to 'look good' 'taste good'  have a little spunk to it, (opposite sign is Aries) and by all means flowers, chocolate, dream dates and CULTURE all will flourish. I personal believe that Hilary as Madame president will FUND the arts once again! We will see "Art" prices go up up up.  So invest in art. Local will do, not everyone can go bid at
Christie's.


But like anything in life- moderation must rule, otherwise we'll all become diabetics and the big pharm companies will make it expensive to right too much of a good thing.  Soooooooooo.....

the rule is - Balance ----  MODERATION.  Don't let your sensibilities go awol.

Today, Sept 10 2016 is the last pass of  Saturn sq to Neptune - there have been three- to date.

Nov 2015
June 2015
Sept 2016

First time the aspect was exact-  introducing to you a new concept of stable vs fluid, and or reality at odds with imagination. There can be a 'challenge' to bring your hopes/wishes/dreams to the plane of your 3D life.
So the first link asks- WHY? HOW? WHAT? (can I do).

Second pass- TEST YOU. How's that game plan going? Is it? Revisions needed? Frustrations abound!

Third pass- (now) - So where did you grow ? Have you managed to - get your project off the ground? Did you get more disciplined? Did you  LEARN something about your hopes wishes dreams? And what exactly has MEANING for you in the very long haul of your life? Is fame what you want? What do you think it will TAKE from you? (no one asks that).... Saturn in Sag is about the global duty on a higher level....so how can you use your muscle to make life easier for those suffering? Its also represents LAND (Saturn) LEGAL RIGHTS (SAG).  Neptune in Pisces is about oil, race, water,  spirit of oneness, the music world........ 

What is in the news this last exact aspect? 

Indian Tribes defend Water Sacred land VS BIG OIL

As above so below.

We have to address the continual denial of the need for CLEAN WATER and GOOD SOIL to LIVE. 

As I read in some marvelous post- "you can't drink oil." "and you can't grow food on contaminated soil" .

Greed has taken over the world to such an extent that........we as human have lost our way. (well, SOME corporations and government has gone into the m.o. of  "all we need is MORE money").........

THIS will continue to be an issue even though the exact aspect is one last time today.

It ain't going away- this issue of -  oil vs land clean water,  race and police abuse, refugees that need a place to call home, Big Pharm being the biggest drug lord /peddler of them all,  legend rock stars leaving earth for astro plane nine.  These are the themes that were ushered in with Saturn square Neptune.

What's the common man to do?

Fight the good fight.  DO NOT SIT BACK AND LET SOMEONE ELSE DEAL WITH IT!!!!  Do your  part! Don't be lazy. If these issues of  how we are to be-as a global family- speak to you - then do something! Pick your cause~  there are so many areas that need healing and understanding now. And they will touch everyone at one point in their life. If you don't think so, then you have been asleep. Social activism is great seva.

Now, on to the final -line up- of the three eclipse that began in Aug 2016....

Sept 16th will bring a Lunar Eclipse at  24' Pisces 20" at 12:05 pm PDT.  (full moon with sunglasses on).

It will be visible from Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

 Those countries will see big shifts in the next six months.

Here's some info for data junkies:

Lunar Eclipse of Sept 16 2016 25 degrees Pisces

What about ME?  you ask...........

Well, where the Pisces / Virgo axis falls in your chart- is the area that will bring some doors open/ doors close.  If you have planets around the 21-28 degree in Pisces, Sag, Virgo, or Gemini...(espcially personal ones- Sun-Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars) well then.......get ready to rock and roll.

And repeat after me:  CHANGE IS A GOOD THING.

If your birthday is around this date:

REPEAT AFTER ME:

CHANGE IS A GOOD THING, AND THERE IS A SOLUTION TO ALL THAT ARISES; And or

CHANGE IS A GOOD THING, AND I THANK MY LUCKY STARS AND ASTROLOGER FOR MAKING ME AWARE OF JUST HOW MUCH I CAN AND WILL GROW.

You can send me donations via paypal.

Mercury will continue to allow you to review, rewrite, clean out the closets, and fix all that car stuff until the 22nd of Sept. (or at least figure out how much its going to cost).

On Sept 26th Pluto stations direct. 

Look out.........the election just got insane...and wowowowowowow is big government using its weight.

For you?  - Full steam ahead on all that has meaning.

On Sept 27th Mars enters Capricorn. This is a match made in - "let's get this DONE" heaven.

Mars so loves to be in Capricorn. The wheels of action are fueled with purpose and integrity and just watch how amazingly easy it is to be productive. Focus is at an all time high...... until mars gets close to Jupiter (1st week in Oct)  and then OVER focus will be an issue.......we aren't all super athletics from Avalon,  so keep it real. Back room deals over the election will be happening about now.

So what's all this got to do with the Camel?  And God ?

We are all playing a role here on earth. Sometimes we get a bit carried away with our part and we think that its all about our tiny bit part  that appears to be a super bit part. We sometimes get so very excited with the openings that appear in life, that we throw away all common sense. "Oh, god will protect me"...... Yes, divine is looking out for your highest good. But like my guru told me - (and 5 million other people) "When the pick- pocketer prays to divine for help, divine must too answer his prayers."

And if you don't want to lose your camel, at least keep an eye on her!







Saturday, August 13, 2016

 

Peace in the mist of Change?



 The eclipses are upon us. And this means one thing:


Bowie told us... CHANGES





I've pondered for a long while how to describe what Eclipses can bring. What path that they highlight like one of those big pieces of metal that shoots light in the sky to let you know 'something' is going on, in town.

Or just the inner knowing that 'things' are about to change, because that is the nature of life.  THAT is what is suppose to happen. But....we block it, fear it, resist it, and sometimes crave for our set structures to change.

We are in the 'window' of THREE eclipses........and if you let them guide you combined with your own desire to grow and move forward towards your destiny (not always fun, but sometimes is) then you can co-create with the universe and let the winds of change be your friend.

Not every single eclipse period will alter each person in a 'profound and deep way'.......but like new and full moons they do represent beginnings and endings and all sorts of ideas that you may sit with for a while.

Eclipses also effect the world stage in often DRAMATIC ways.......via  mother earth screaming, heads of state being not so anymore- SUDDENLY........and people making big decisions (moving across country or to another one, changing direction of profession, divorce, marriage, making babies, crisis in health, and going for what you've always wanted but never quite had the courage to do, and making a long long journey- by dropping the body- aka death)......... but what they aren't- is SUBTLE.

They do have a way of getting your attention.

Its an internal thing or an external event that pushes you to look within.

I always say- "the caldron will be stirred'............

Depending on where you are at in your life, and where they fall in your chart, and how you personally respond to change,  all factor into how you will deal with the next six weeks.

In this order:

Lunar Eclipse- 18th of Aug, 26 Aquarius.

Solar Eclipse  1st Sept 10 Virgo

Lunar Eclipse  16th of Sept  25 Pisces  (I will discuss this one next month).

Lets break down the energy......... Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius is about HUMANITY, Electronics, Popularity, Friendships, and how we 'cope' within all of our 'networks'....... its rules groups. What power they have.

Interesting to me- its very very very much tied to USA's public, and the Female ideal of the USA.  Why? This LE sits right on America's moon. I wrote about this last month. And now, we have just nominated for the first time EVER, in 240 years a female for president of the United States. Well, nominated by one of the major parties. The GREEN Party has nominated Dr. Jill Stein several times. This current election is the first time a woman has been nominated and actually will be debating, and have more than a thin chance to win.

 But that's not all that this energy is about. Its also about:

 Wind and the havoc it can cause will likely be in the news. Especially in the fire season. (Aquarius is an air sign).

 ENERGY (electric) is also tied to this eclipse. Black outs might be common. Its also about extreme progressive awareness- so there is the chance for some break through in the medical fields. Maybe a new vaccine that aids the masses. Brilliance is always linked to the Aquarius mind. Abstract art, thinking, and how technology can be our friend, with limits.

Those born with planets near this degree- in Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio and Taurus are most prone to a sudden shift in the life.  OR if you have this degree in the fixed signs (the ones just mentioned) on a house cusp of 1st/4th/7th/10th.  If you don't know if you do- this is where an astrology reading by a professional is useful.

But in truth the 'shift' is not always unexpected. If you've not taken care of yourself, and you suddenly find yourself in the Emergency Room with an issue or a broken arm, well....... gotta bring it back home and look at the way you are conducting your life. IF the mate suddenly comes home and says: "I want a divorce" and you know you've not been on a date in the last 7 years of your marriage, you shouldn't be surprised. We often go into denial, hoping 'things will improve' without actually doing the improving of ourselves. People are keenly aware of the issues at hand, the eclipses just point them out- BLINDLY to you- pun intended. Or so close and up front that they seem warped out of perspective. And actually, in all fairness, events can be way drama filled when it doesn't always fit the bill.

YET, eclipse also bring- the big opening you've worked SO HARD FOR. The contract to beat all contracts, the love of your life, the CURE, the JOY of letting some horrid habit go.

AND they also---- actually don't 'do' anything..... people's karma (actions) are at work here! The planets just point us to WHERE are attention is needed........then we go to work! (or not).

Sometimes an eclipse can kick into action an event six months BEFORE the actual eclipse has occurred.

Example-  Tim Kaine. The running VP for the Democratic Party- His birthday in Feb 2017....well, there will be a Solar Eclipse ON his birthday in 2017!  I think running for the 2nd top position in the USA fits for a life changing event.

Eclipses are DOOR OPENERS....we must CHOSE to open the door and walk through.

How to feel peaceful when all is so uncertain? How to know that walking through that life changing event is correct?  This really is where the work of growing as a human is involved. Emotional, Physically, and Mentally we are not meant to stay stagnet.

The great thing about change is - everyone is always going through it- one level of it- coming off it-merging into it, or smack dab in the middle of it. So when you are frightened of change- seek out friends who also are in a cycle of it. Like I stated earlier not EVERY ECLIPSE effects EACH person DEEPLY.  Some eclipse pass by with a 'slight' opening for us to make- aka- get out and meet new people coz you are 90 and lots of your friends have crossed over.  Or you are a mother and the young ones have left the nest- you need to 'fill the void'.........

Also with this Aquarius Lunar Eclipse- sometimes we just find our 'goals' in life have changed, and we might be a little lost. Once being 'famous' might of been a dream, now maybe we just want to love the work we do, and have a steady pay check! Or be in a group of fantastic musicians, famous or not. Aquarius is about 'the group' as its tied to the 11th house. So who is YOUR TRIBE, and what do you want to contribute towards that tribe?

The next Eclipse that happens after the one of the 18th is a Solar Eclipse on Sept 1st.

In an earth Sign- Virgo. Its like a new moon with sunglasses on.  If your birthday is around the eclipse period, you are due for a big dose of  THE NEW.  Do not keep doing the same thing if its not working, getting you toward your goals, or bringing you joy. TRY NEW! STRETCH YOURSELF......go outside your comfort zone. GET REAL with the self. Reality check! Because this eclipse is tied in with Saturn (via a square aspect).......ask yourself if you stop success- by how you limit options or tell yourself you 'can't' do something.

The signs that are touched by this eclipse the most are: Virgo, Pisces, Sagittarius, Gemini.......if your personal planets are near the 10 degree.......or like I mentioned above, an angle is.

WORK IT OUT.  Virgo is the working sign. Its also about perfection, health, details, how you worry, your thinking process, planning out in DETAIL and GROWING THINGS....

Great use of this energy- (for us all)  make a PLAN!  Get disciplined. Plant seeds, harvest seeds, share seeds. Ideas are seeds too!

Look at your eating habits. Make constructive changes in how you deal with critical thinking and how you receive criticism.. Are you always looking for what's wrong?

Virgo deals with crops, the harvest, and is also tied to mentor-ship.

This Earth sign eclipse is also linked to Pluto.  USEFUL POWER.  Helping Power.  And how we empower ourselves.

Virgo is very practical. So you can use this energy by cleaning out closets, building one, and helping those who have no sense of power, by being the best role model you can.

Another way we can 'bring peace' to the heart........is via the table.  Pot lucks!!!!! Grassroots Glory! Community gardens, etc.  This is the domain of Virgo.......its how to make things 'happen' step by step and not looking too much in the future- looking at today.  What do I have TODAY that is useful to share?

Peace isn't something that happens when our world is 'perfect'.......its something that we 'sit with' in a sunset, a flower, a conversation with a friend, a good meal, a problem solved.

Yes, the world has gone crazy, but we don't have to go along with the crazy vibration.

The eclipses point out some options you might not of thought about.

Its your job to have courage to make the changes YOU need to - to find your center.

Be gone fear, and welcome 'change as a GOOD thing.'

Peace has never been outside of you or me. Its an inside job. And change? that's happening moment by moment- with each inhale and exhale. Your cells are changing, your body is changing all the time. And in a flash the last change is replaced by the next new change. 

The wave doesn't lament that its merged into the ocean, from the shore. Its just an different view from the same oneness.

It is the same with you and change.

 Catch the wave.

 Fly on the air.

 Be still with the Earth.

 Burn away your fears.














Monday, July 04, 2016

 

Round the wheel we go-HAPPY Birthday AMERICA!











Happy Birthday America!  Another round the wheel we go. The above image is a solar powered Ferris Wheel on Santa Monica Pier. (c.Ted Soqui/Corbis).

Progress.

Here's another:

Coney Island. (photo c. Alamy)

Past.

America is very much a country that loves the past. Tradition. Baked apple pie. Fairs. Fireworks. Barbecues. FOOD. Lots of it.

Today on America's Solar Return- we have a NEW MOON- !  Sun and Moon in the zodiac sign of Cancer. Mercury (communications)  is also currently in Cancer, as is Venus. (love and values).  And they all fall at the top of the Solar return chart - for America's 240th Birthday. Just six years away from our Pluto return! (America was born with Pluto in Capricorn at 27 degrees 33 mins.  Pluto is all about transformation. Not always welcomed. It usually requires hard labor pains.


Today all that Cancer energy is in opposition to Pluto in the sky. So we are in make-over cycle already. Dig deep- find the strength in softness. I think its actually harder to be kind than to be ego filled. (aka - me- me- me). Kindness forces us to put our needs on the back burner, sometimes. Not always. Our natural state is usually to think about what is easy for us to do. How to make progress- the easy way. How to make profit the easy way. How to win, without sweat.  America's greatness WAS always based on hard working, right action, progressive thinking. Its not that we don't have those values at all  in our current cultural environment, we do.  Its just they've been modified with an urge to the quick path of riches with the motto- 'don't make it to last'. That's rather funny- to me- as Pluto which is so important in America's chart- is in LONG LASTING CAPRICORN.  Where and when did we switch to the fast lane?  Around 2000.  Just about when the internet was starting to find its way into our living rooms. Around the time that we began to invent at such a speed, as to create a new commerce market.

America has always been about communications- we have Mars in Gemini.(fast talkers!). We have the best phone lines (well, when people USED mainline phones) in the world. Pick up the phone- and there was always a dial tone. This isn't the case around the world. Unless you travel outside of America, to less flowing in the dough countries, you wouldn't experience this awareness.

So, since Pluto is coming back around to its home place in six years, and Saturn (structure/past)  is currently opposite America's Mars, (action) will we take a look at our product in plastic, not made to last industries? I do hope so!

If you think that I am over reaching on my perspective that NOTHING is made to last anymore- I invite you find among your consumerism, items that still work after 10 years. The 'new' and better version is out on the market faster than one can even unpack the current one.

 Mind you, I do not join the ranks in this new is needed now attitude. As a matter of fact, my car is still STEEL, (27 years old and still going at 250k miles on the SAME engine, doesn't crumble in a fender bender), my mainline Uniden phone is going on 30 years and doesn't get 'hot' or pour radiation into my head, my Epson printer is 18 years old and JUST recently gave me trouble. This is when I began truly seeing how just about everything is made to fail, fairly soon.

 How? I made a trip to Staples, was told that no, there aren't any 'just printers' out there now, and as a matter of fact, now, companies make their profits via 'service' money (repairs) and ink sales! Its actually become an ink business more than manufacturing printers.

 I'd advise you to HOLD ON to all your still working products, pre -2000, and just get them repaired- as unless we get a grip on all this electronic waste there is going to be some serious landmine issues. Granted I have lots of Capricorn in my chart, so I do see the benefit in having products that actually out live the latest tabloid headlines, but my reasons are grounded in not only thrift, but thinking about the planet! And that brings me back to a-ME-rica.  (its not a typo).

We are in growing pains! And its going to be painful for a while. Unless we get a grip on the gun control thing, and the fact that YES,  femaleS CAN lead the country, and gasp, likely WILL. Ever think twice about having two men on the Presidential ticket? No. Is America ready for two females on the ticket? YES! Wouldn't that be progress? YES, it would. It would be better than solar power. It would be moon power. Is it going to happen in 2016? Maybe. Maybe not- but when it does we won't blink about it, because- we will grow into it. The time has come to see that yes, it is a gender issue, when a country is 240 years old and still has never had a female lead this country. Last I checked, the work force is filled with woman.

 But the other reason this is going to come sooner than later, is because transiting Uranus, which rules 'progressive' is in a sextile (easy) relationship with  America's natal Moon as of two days ago! It will cross over that spot several more times- Aug 26th, and later in 2017. The moon in  the chart of a country represents not just the 'ideal female' but the public. And America's ideal female is a trail blazer. She's out spoken, she's free, and she'll drive herself wherever she damn well pleases, and if that is straight up Pennsylvania Avenue, then move over, because she's NOT slowing down for anyone. 
 

I am not making a prediction for a Hilary win, as I am terrible at predicting the presidential race, I don't want to jinx it. 

What else is going on in this birthday chart for America?

Our relationship with the rest of the 'family' of the world needs adjustment. We are America, and that means we have the lovely statue of liberty declaring to the world: 

"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me.
I lift my lamp beside the golden door."



So let us all work on opening our hearts and living up to that creed that the world takes us to mean in action, not just words.

This month of July is all about tapping into compassion, loyal, and divine LIVING. Be loyal not to your country, be loyal to being a divine human. Venus moves into Leo on the 11th, Mercury follows on the 13th. Words from the heart must have meaning, by being practiced in the day to day. Being the King or Queen of the world means nothing if you aren't in the love vibration. Be the Queen of your castle by being LOVING, Kind, and a leader of compassion with a plan!

This is the last month that Mars will be in Scorpio~ so take that deep driven energy and create more depth in your vision, manifest more VASTNESS to see all as ONE.

 This month of July will continue to be intense and full of me vs them energy as long as we don't take in the bigger picture.

 What America do you want to create and be known for? The one alone and with gates that say: DO NOT ENTER, or with open arms and a lantern held high for those that are lost to see their way.  Just like making products that LAST, let us each make a  America that leaves a lasting loving impression on the world we live in. 


Happy 240th America, may you combine progressive and historical values of compassion, individualism, freedom, pragmatic idealism, to reach the summit of love.


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Sunday, May 29, 2016

 

Crazy June~Science ExPERIMENT



The image above is what Irish Oats look like sealed in a tin for a few years.  Spontaneous melted strangeness. Chemical reaction. Very bizarre. June will be like that tin. OR like this:


Crazy GO~KART PAINTBALL WARFARE (aka creative fun)


 The sun has moved into Gemini. Venus is in Gemini. The sign of the twins. Multiple twins. Gemini energy on its own is multi-TAXING........ then you realize that Jupiter is square to that energy, so even more choices on the table...pass the WHAT? WHAT IS THAT? I AM NOT EATING THAT!  (picky Jupiter in Virgo). Too many choices make for crazy. Antidote?  Saturn to the rescue. Sort of.  Saturn is in Opposition to the Gemini energy this month- holding tight the rope to keep it taunt so that you don't droop downwards. Look at all the choices, but stick to the one that allows you the most freedom. Cast your net far and wide. You will need to cover your bases. Keep your options OPEN.

Then just when you were sure you'd figured it out, Neptune pops into this mess. And yes, its going to be a kaleidoscope dream machine mess. Neptune is always flying high, but in June she turns retrograde (on the 13th) so she'll need to go inward to discover the compass. This isn't going to be an easy journey. You'll get lost. You'll get found. You find out you liked being lost. Confusion sometimes leads to peace, because if you 'don't know' you aren't held responsible in the same way. Neptune will be in a square to Gemini as well. Its in a battle with Saturn too. And that is a stand off like being in the Jungle and not knowing WHERE THE ENEMY IS. Is it my imagination? Or is it real? Did I really DO THAT, SAY THAT, WISH FOR THAT? Or - am I doing some crazy time travel? 

Basically we have a grand cross going on for June. In the signs that are shape-shifter. What you see isn't limited to what you get. It can be mentally exhausting dealing with so much changing points of view. 

So give yourself lots of time out. You will need it to figure out the cross word puzzle that is your life.  I KNOW THERE IS ANOTHER WORD (choice) HERE! What is the MEANING OF THIS?

Lots of planets are still doing the looking over the shoulder thing. (retrograde). As a matter of fact- the only ones that have moved into forward motion from the five retro May planets are Jupiter and Mercury. And Mercury moves into her own sign- Gemini- on the 12th. Ideas will flow- its pin pointing them to the zig zag motion of the hummingbird that's going to be difficult. Finishing the novel will seem and be impossible. Closing the deal~~ lots of back and forth- almost - maybe- kinda- can we discuss this some more?  Call me back. In July, when I might know what I want. But I might change my story -again.

June 29th Mars stations direct. LORD HAVE MERCY. I might get something done! Mars is still in Scorpio- and this re-entry (on the 27th of May)  was very high profile in the News: Glorious Harambe, the Gorilla, was Shot at the Zoo, Killer Bees sting a man in Arizona to death, and a movie star has a ugly divorce to deal with (Depp). He's a Gemini, btw. Say a prayer for all the Gemini's you know- they likely feel like Gumby right now. Getting all twisted inside with how things are not exactly going as they'd wished /planned for. Try to help them GET grounded. This is NOT the time to escape into altered states of mind-set. You must simply take control of the baton and lead the Orchestra through Mozart - Requiem in D minor~ here...give it a listen:

Theme song for June

It's going to be a complicated month. Jigsaw puzzle energy. Sometimes that can be fun, sometimes its frustrating. We will see both in June.

The best way to deal with this schizoid energy is have no attachments to the outcome and stay with your humor.  Think of life as a circus. Some shows are slap stick funny, others are dangerous acts. Seek out comic relief.

 There is a second Sagittarius full moon- (a blue moon)...on the 20th...this one is at the last degree of Sag. The one that happened in May was in the first degree. Whatever you started then can be finished now. Summer Solstice glides us into Cancer energy @ 3:34PM PDT on the same day as the Full Moon. Maybe the cycle of beginning a new season can bring some nourishment.

You might want to just toss that Science project though- somethings just don't pass the test- learn to RELINQUISH them.







Thursday, April 28, 2016

 

look back in joy (enjoy).






Its time to look at the past in order to advance into the NOW. Actually, the past and present can become (and are) one anytime we make that our focus. THE NOW, is each breath. THE NOW, is all you have. THE NOW- IS NOW. Yet, its all cumulative. You don't get to the next lesson without completely incorporating the material that you just digested. You have to fully own it. Then it dissolves into your DNA. Think of it as not allowing the meal you just ate to reach points of reinforcement before adding even more food into the system. It would clog everything and what was meant to 'feed' you would begin to poison you from overload. Information acts in the same way. Our heads are always full of 'stuff'- but how much of it is really understood, at the core? How can you 'let go' before you've held something long enough to find the insight in it?  The hidden clue to deepening your soul self.

As you read - keep reminding yourself that NOW is all that matters. Be that present in each breath. YES, astrology is a great tool for understanding the past, and planning the future. But, with five planets doing the back flip shuffle........ you'll learn a great deal about your motives/needs/desires if you understand what came before this moment of now. So, don't HANG in the past forever, but do look in the rear view mirror to asses what strengths you've developed because of the PAST. Also look to what strengths you have that keep you from taking risks. Because risk is what keeps the game of life exciting. RISK is where you push yourself to a place of non-knowing in order to be more than you are right now- in this now.

Prince just left the body. He was the forever risk taker! Man, am I glad he took the risks he did! He was a mirror for all of us- to go past the place of 'conforming comfort'~~ push yourself. Bowie too! All these magical HARD WORKING creative souls leaving us. But also- leaving with us- a reminder that to take RISKS can be the greatest thing! Sure we need some people to keep to the 'road'....... not venture off the path..... hold the ship down with the anchor. (SATURN).... YET... who do we celebrate world wide?  THE RISK TAKERS!!!!!!!  Because they are BRAVE. And a little part of YOU wants to be BRAVE TOO.

So- here we are with Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all in reverse motion. Makes your head turn like a scene from some horror movie! Let's break this down.

Pluto: its all about power. YOUR biggest 'power' is to 'know thy self'. Its to plug into what resources you have. Pluto is tied to underground- the depths. Pluto ruled people- are only interested in the bottom of the ocean, surface fluff is just junk to them. Give me the 'goods'- bottom line- real deal or give me death says Pluto.  You have to kill your fears to know your strengths. How do you 'kill fears'?  Simple- face them. Look them right in the eye. Example: Ramana Maharishi (realized saint from India) had a crippling fear of death- that he faced as a teenager. The result of facing his own death- lead him to become more alive and to have zero fears. AKA- FREEDOM. List your fears. Face your fears. You will find they are just a movie playing in your head of 'what if?'..... We are all going to leave the body one day. No one gets here without that in the contract. So make peace with it. Discover what 'death' is to you. Believe me- there are many people who are already dead, and they won't be leaving the body for decades.


Saturn: Its all about structure, the rules, and responsibilities. Saturn in its negative manifestation is fearful and bossy. In its strength it takes everything step by step and builds the Taj Mahal. Look where you need to STOP and review the blue print of your life. What material (s) give you sustenance. This will be different for everyone. Some people need ten zillion dollars in the bank- others raid the piggy bank for the food for the day and smile while finding more than they thought. Where do you need to give yourself more STRUCTURE? At the same time- can you let open one side of the play pen? Make a list of three great strengths you have developed. Make a list of three that you WISH to develop. For example: I am great at keeping loyal customers, but I need to do more outreach and planning to gather new ones. Building a base and add to it. Have you limited your audience?

Jupiter: The give me more and more planet until I suddenly see that my plate IS full, but I am WASTING food, because I can't possibly eat all of this before it goes bad! Jupiter retrograde can make us 'regret lost promise'.  Nothing is ever lost. It goes into the 'lessons learned' category. To not learn from your RISKS-that don't pan out is to waste them. There is valuable information there. BIG CLUES.Use Jupiter retrograde to do a course correction. Don't just keep driving around lost, wasting gas. STOP. CHECK OUT THE MAP (your deepest calling and development tools) and regroup! If you are still overwhelmed with not knowing the correct direction in you life- meet up with like minded souls for tea and slim cake and encourage a round table of ideas and expand your contact list. Utilize your GOODWILL- clear out the closets! This automatically will draw to you 'fill up the void' blessings. Do a review of your beliefs. Did you forget about 'ask and thou shall receive?' ~ divine inspiration is as much of a gift as anything else! May 9th Jupiter stations DIRECT! That means- blessings start to kick in!

Mars: Back flip mania. How do you use your energy? Do you spend more time in 'regret' and forget about having a rebound success? The action planet in reverse is perfect for revamping your key 'source' of energy. GET TO THE GYM! Ask yourself how you physically 'hold yourself back'. Do you really give 100 percent to your out put? Or, if its not 'easy' do you give up too soon? In our world of instant everything, the word 'practice' has been lost. Practice makes you a master. Nothing else does. Sorry, those are the rules. There is no way that you can short cut experience. EVEN if you are born great at something, to take it to the next layered level is to push yourself (Jupiter) to be even BETTER- and that means to make effort. Check out how you've 'used' your life force so far. Do you play fair with your own energy? For example- if I am a dancer, and I never eat- I won't have the fuel needed to get through the first act, much less to the finale. So, I review what foods give me the most stamina, but also keep my body at a weight I need it to be to have my partner lift me over his head. Practice Practicality.

Mercury: Me oh my...yes, its that time again. Several times a year the mental planet makes everyone touched by his degree of retrograde a big bonkers. This time its at the 23 degree of Taurus. "CHECK IS IN THE MAIL"... For three weeks- what you 'planted' might be delayed and or just not bloom into what you imagined. Perhaps someone isn't paying attention and they put the wrong seeds in the package! Taurus rules money, art, flowers, and beauty. Two or three minds may get in your head unable to 'decide' exactly what it is that you love. OR what you love will ONLY do and nothing else- I don't 'care' if a late frost killed the tulips! I feel for all the Weddings being planned right now. The arrangements of the flowers will change, as will the costs! Keep it simple, and be flexible. Great use of this retrograde period is to review your values. What you think you can't live without, just might not mean a thing to you once mercury goes direct. So, keep your stubborn vibration in check. Best use is to rework all make overs with a slow comb. Mercury stations direct on May 22nd. So its just a few weeks that we have to endure everyone else messing up! Cross your t's , dot your i's and TRIPLE check all paperwork/contracts/ and assumptions!

So lets blend the retrograde cake up into one sentence: LOOK back and enjoy the process of being able to review, rewrite, regroup, relax, and rejuvenate your life's direction!

If you don't like the "YOU ARE HERE" place- NOW is the time to change it.












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