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Ever since my first astrological consultation, I have been in awe of Mercury and its influence and energy it has on my thoughts and actions.  With the continuation of my interest in the subject matter and with the many classes and books, the respect and my understanding of the planet has only grown.  With the planet and the midheaven in the sign of Gemini, and my ascendant in Virgo and being in the ninth house, how is it possible for me to think differently?  Growing up in a culture and a time where the emphasis is on education and the ability to acquire it is always at one’s finger tip, the aptitude to use the energy and power of Mercury is essential.  At a very young age I have been very curious of everything that was revolving around me and …

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Chirotic Journal » The Amateur Pluto-Hunter

February 26th, 2012 @ 3:11 pm by Chirotic Journal

Make no mistake, Pluto is strong stuff. Hard to handle, and while there is much to understand about Pluto and his mechanisms and expositions it is important to remember that the planets do not control us, they cannot ‘make us’ do anything at all, it is only our determination to be the master of our astrology that frees us to be persons of integrity and self-awareness. Pluto is seen as the planet of compulsion for the most part because his energetic frequency is so very base; like Hades, it is well below the surface, in the unconscious murk, and so we have to be very attendant to our behaviour, which is the external symptom of our internal state. Because Pluto is very subtle however, we frequently hide his influence even from ourselves, through rationalisation. In my life, I study …

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Chirotic Journal » The Player of Games

February 26th, 2012 @ 3:10 pm by Chirotic Journal

What you can see here is a diagram of my devising which places the planets in the context of human consciousness. They are calibrated in this way using a specific methodology which has been checked against a number of spiritual perspectives and which (ultimately) feels correct, intuitively at least. I do not wish to make too much noise about where this diagram came from, but I can explain it quite easily. This is especially useful because I have had a few people ask me recently about the Chirotic Awakening, and of course Orcus and Pluto are important topics for any initiate of the astrological mystery school.

We can see here that the path from Pluto – base compulsion – to the Sun – true solar consciousness, is interspersed by various levels or stages of self-awareness. Perhaps we should say, rather …

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attractionAlma writes on Is Dating The Same Sign Over and Over Healthy Or A Form Of Repetition Compulsion?

“Do you think that we draw people who have the same sort of energy or issues we have. For instance, I’m not completely fulfilled in my job, and I always date men who are still struggling to find themselves career-wise. Will I only attract someone with a particular trait until I possess that trait myself?”

Alma, you hear this all the time and but I am not convinced this is a hard and fast rule. I think it is far more complicated but this whole idea of “attraction” is huge so I wonder what others think.

Do we attract what we put out there and/ or what is present in our own characters or psyches unconscious or otherwise?

  • Yes
  • No
  • I don’t
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Amy AdamsScreenwriter and playwright John Patrick Stanley said of actress Amy Adams, “She’s got this Ingrid Bergman thing going on, this luminosity. You see a good person struggling in this complicated world. She’s fiercely intelligent but has this peculiar innocence about her. She has a beautiful face of light.” Amy Adams has Uranus sextile her Leo Sun, an electric shine that accents her humanity. Leo is the sign of both actors and royalty. I was never more struck by her perfection in a part than I was by her portrayal of the role of Giselle in the story of a cartoon princess come to life in the movie “Enchanted.” Perhaps this is because her chart is such a perfect example of the archetype of the fairytale princess.
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Astroair » Drought and Drink ~ Neptune in Pisces

February 26th, 2012 @ 4:23 am by Astroair

I recently disovered a wonderful post about Neptune in Pisces, over at Genevieve Vierling’s Blue Light Lady Blog. Here’s the Link.  Genevieve’s article set me thinking about more ways that Neptune in Pisces is manifesting. Here are a few quick thoughts…
Drought
Parts of Eastern England are officially experiencing drought conditions, following a prolonged dry spell. While it’s common to experience mild drought in the summer, it is very, very rare for it to happen this early in the year.
Water is of course a major theme for Neptune in Pisces. More and more we are being forced to realise that we are wasting and polluting this most precious and essential of life’s building blocks. Click here for water saving tips.
Booze  
The issue of alcohol is never off the political/media agenda lately.
In the UK we traditionally have a …
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Johnny Cash
Sun in Pisces/ enters
Taurus 9:29amEDT
Planetary ruler for
Sunday- Sun/Leo
Happy Birthday:
1932- Johnny Cash,
1928- Fats Domino,1916- Jackie Gleason,1802- Victor Hugo
What a wonderful Sunday to enjoy
with friends and family! The earth energy from the Taurean Moon will lend some
much needed grounding to the current celestial energies. There are nothing but
helpful transits all day long, and healing conversations between family members
are likely, leaving us with less weight upon our shoulders. The only thing to
watch for is a tendency to overeat or drink later this evening when the Moon
conjuncts ( 0 degrees) Jupiter in Taurus.  Drinking to excess can also compel us to
exaggerate, and talk boastfully about ourselves and our endeavors leading us to
major hangovers and minor embarrassments in the morning.  We should focus on having a good time,
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AstroGeek » TNO Watch: Damocles

February 25th, 2012 @ 8:56 pm by AstroGeek

Alright guys, this is one of my favorite Asteroids. Its seriously weird, and makes less sense than Sedna (the gold standard for nonsense in Astronomy [yes, you read that right]).

The Astronomy: 5335 Damocles is the namesake of the Damocloid group, a collection of long term comets belonging to the Halley group. At its closest approach to the Sun, it comes in just at the aphelion of Mars, and its outer edge crosses out beyond the orbit of Uranus. It is speculated that over time, its orbit will take it into Earth’s orbit. It’s orbit is highly eccentric.

The Myth: Damocles’ myth is actually the story of a real (as in, we can verify his existence) figure from history, who lived around the 4th century BC. He was a staple in the court of Dionysus I, and was a rampant …

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aspects-astrology.gifWhen you hear, “Venus is in aspect to Mars” this means there is a mathematical connection between the two planets. We are talking about standard geometry here. A 90 degree angle is a “square”, a 180 degree angle is an “opposition”… etc.

You can see cheat sheet on aspect here. I urge beginners to focus on the Major aspects first (Conjunction, opposition, trine, square, sextile… plus the inconjunct or quincunx, terms which are interchangeable) and now we are going to think.
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ElsaElsa » Naïveté

February 25th, 2012 @ 8:17 am by ElsaElsa

Growing isolated, when I got to town I was tremendously naive. To this day, I still stumble over various things that really bewilder me.  There are countless things I could list that I only figured out, 10 or 20 years after the fact, or because someone tipped me off. Even when someone does tip me to something, it doesn’t necessarily register and I mean it can take 10 years for me to really understand of assimilate the thing.
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