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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?

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See what is coming up – Transit Watch


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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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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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Saturn devouring his son by Rubens
In the third instalment of her thought-provoking series on Saturn, OA guest Isy explains what happened next and what that means to you.
If you need to catch up, click  the links below to read the two previous instalments to this series.

Castration, Rape and A Sharp Blade: Saturn’s Tricky Childhood

Though the force of Saturn is aligned with core truth, the mythical Saturn didn’t always act accordingly. Let’s take up the story again…

Once Saturn had struck down his father, Uranus,, his terrifying siblings the Cyclops and Hundred-Handed were freed.  They helped him secure his power base and take over the leadership of the gods.  Then Saturn ruled over the Golden Age of humanity, when sickness, hunger, rage, and pain were unknown.

So what did Saturn …

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I was asked by a friend who is going through her second Saturn return to explain more about the celestial taskmaster’s message.

A good way to get a bead on Saturn’s personality is to look at a picture of the planet itself. Saturn is a ringed planet. It is quite awesome to see through a telescope. The first time I got a view of it through a telescope I was stunned. We are so far away from it that we never really get to see that it looks exactly like some high school science project rendering of its image. When I got a look at it for the first time it was hard to believe that something so beautiful hung suspended like some Christmas tree ornament so close to planet earth’s neighborhood.

Saturn’s rings represent boundaries. Staying within Saturn’s bounds …

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