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“Why join the navy when you can be a pirate?” Steve Jobs

Especially if Johnny Depp is your co-pilot.

Let’s say pirates are unconventional, rule-breaking mavericks. (Not cut-throat criminals in need of a wash.)

We’re talking metaphorically here.

In contrast, the navy is all about obeying orders, being part of the fleet, asking no questions.

Pirates = Uranus
Navy = Saturn

Being a pirate (at least in the movies) is all about making it up as you go along, navigating by the stars, flying by the seat of your pants and reinventing yourself as required.

Being an able seamen means knowing and understanding the rules of the sea, being part of a team, being able to use your tools properly, and keeping your ego under control.

Yes, well…

Astrologers are, of course, traditionally ruled by that old wizard Saturn, …

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holesPluto in transits are hard to talk about without scaring people. Pluto regenerates. It is deep and dark can seem ominous. Pluto also represents death. If you’ve ever dealt with death you know that the death of someone close takes you apart. Some are devastated and don’t come “back” as easily as others, but some seem to roll with it pretty well. Those are usually the people who have Pluto prominent in their charts, already have an innate understanding for the energy in some way.
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ElsaElsa » Astro Tips: August 30, 2011 – The Hydra

August 30th, 2011 @ 6:12 am by ElsaElsa

The Moon leaves Virgo for Libra in hard aspect to Uranus and Pluto.  Grand trine in earth.

Your intense feelings are liberated.

Something solid and stable in your life benefits you.

Have you noticed how you feel better after a good, long cry?

Order a personalized transit report for $10

See what is coming up – Transit Watch

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AstroFix » Leo Sun in the 5th House

August 30th, 2011 @ 6:06 am by AstroFix

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You’ve been given a creative license. You discover personal power by risking being a clown, an entertainer or a wild card, to break free from group expectations, logic and conformity. Your central purpose is to burn with creative passion. You shine through your personal contribution to any creative process. Coming into your own requires finding the courage to face any rejection that may come when you offer up something special within yourself to the scrutiny of the group. Attaining self-realization means being wary of ego-maniacal behavior. Being you means remaining young at heart.

 

What we play is life.
Louis Armstrong

I am having so much fun performing, I feel almost guilty. I think, my God, I hope no one comes and busts me for this.
David Crosby

We’re entertainers, while people want us to be gods.

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I don’t know if I’ve talked before about my theory as to why things go wrong during Mercury Retrograde (which occurs for 3 weeks, 3 times a year) but here it is: the world is not a separate ‘thing out there’. It is a product, to a large extent, of human consciousness. Think about it: our brain is hard-wired to make sense of the data coming in, and has created categories such as left and right, up and down, near and far, time and space, self and other, to make sense of it all. We all have the same hard-wiring, so we think this working model is more real than it is. This is not a philosophical head-game: if you read The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, which has case studies of dysfunctions in the hard-wiring, …

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AstroFix » Leo Sun in the 4th House

August 29th, 2011 @ 5:01 pm by AstroFix

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You learning that you shine most brightly in the hearts of the people who care about you. You discover personal power by nurturing the playful, child-like, creative qualities within. Your central purpose is to develop a foundation of inner confidence based on courageous self-expression. You shine when you are surrounded by familiar people who like you for you and not for your public identity, reputation or social status. Coming into your own requires being able to tell the difference between unshakable inner confidence and deep-seated vanity. Attaining self-realization means knowing that however cool or aloof you may appear in public, you secretly like it when people make a big fuss over you – it makes you feel loved, and at home. Being you means that your home is place to have fun, a place where you …

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ElsaElsa » They Say I’m “Sexist”

August 29th, 2011 @ 2:35 pm by ElsaElsa

A few people remarked on Brains, Brawn And Prowess vs Feminized Men to suggest I was sexist.  To tell you the truth, I didn’t really know what they meant.

A few days later, this came to mind again so I asked my husband what “sexist” meant. He said it was like being called a “racist”. I shrugged.

This morning I decided to look the word up.

Definition of SEXISM
1: prejudice or discrimination based on sex; especially : discrimination against women
2 : behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex

source – Merriam-Webster

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4041 Montview Blvd.The sign of Cancer is ruled by the Moon, motherhood, the emotions, femininity. Cancer rules the 4th house and the second angle, the IC or nadir. The 4th house is the realm of the family, the home, ones roots and ancestry. The IC or nadir is a point (angle) that can be analyzed to understand one’s personal attitudes and the conditions of one’s “home base.” The Moon itself can be examined to determine what is necessary for one’s satisfaction and the IC is complementary in its involvement as it shows our archetypal home, where we came from and, in a greater scope, where our needs originate.
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hydra-painting.jpgDear Elsa,

HELP! I am divorced from a Scorpio and now I’m in love with another Scorpio (Sun and Ascendant) who is getting ready to propose! What is wrong with me that I cannot get away from men of this sign?

Can a person have a successful relationship with someone in the same sign of a past failed relationship? Won’t I ALWAYS look for/see signs of my ex in my current love?

Libra in Love
United States

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Bring It OnI’ve been having an email conversation with a formidable young woman this weekend. It started out as a consultation but has culminated for me as an uplifting learning experience. She is kind, intelligent, strong, creative and thoughtful with a fascinating mind. She also has Saturn prominent and is very responsible. When you’re young and dealing with Saturn it is often a struggle to come to terms with what is your responsibility and what must be left for others to deal with, not just for your own best outcome but for theirs as well. You have to learn to hold strong to your own values, as we are doing with Saturn in Libra, set boundaries (Saturn) and balance them with your good, the other’s good and the greater good.
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