Week of April 8th through the 13th
“ All of our pain comes from our expectations”
Monday: Moon enters Aries
Our tanks may well be on empty today. Even though the Moon is moving into Aries on this sluggish Monday, the moOn is invisible from the sky, shedding all its beams in preparation for the New mOon on Wednesday. Make it through work, do what you need to do, and don’t push yourself beyond your capacity. Your adrenals may be weak today. Deep reflection is needed. Give it to yourself. With the fires of Aries being ignited in us, our sexual energies running over, and heart’s sagas overriding our senses, it is good to just beware of it all today. Reflect on the nature of your desire and attempt wholeheartedly to get clear about it.
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This podcast is another upload of cosmic information in reflection of an Eclipse which has already occured. Recorded the same day of the Lunar Eclipse in Gemini, I ruminate on all of the energies in the sky and give many ideological, sonic, and artistic examples of what I feel is happening to us all. To find our hearts, we have to loose our minds. Allowing it all fall away, hopefully we can see deeper into the core of Self. I hope this show helps you better understand your experience.
(Week of Oct 3-8th)
…This was originally supposed to be posted on Planetwaves.net, but a few complications got in the way, so here it is now. Hope you enjoy!
We will be entering this week fresh and empowered by the strange energy offered by the Galactic Center of our Milky way Galaxy. I say this because the Moon will ingress into Capricorn at 2:15 am MDT (I will use this time zone from now on) Monday morning. The Galactic Center is currently located at 28 degrees Sagittarius, and offers all inhabitants around our Sun an extra boost of unfathomably potent and strange energy. With this charge, perhaps we will be prepared to deal with the series of challenging aspects we will experience Monday morning. But not to worry…this doesn’t mean your “case of the Monday’s” will be augmented into the grey areas of emotional chaos, because you are reading this after all; You are becoming informed. And to be informed, is to be forewarned; to be forewarned, is all you need to make the right choices to make this week the best week of your life!
At 6:19 am MDT (again, this is the time zone I will refer too, so make your necessary adjustments) we will experience the Moon squaring Uranus. The nature of this aspect is an inner struggle that likely could be triggered by unpredictable morning traffic, spilt coffee on your lap, frustrating cancellations in your morning schedule, or any other number of possibilities which may challenge your ability to see clearly through the tests presented. It’s always our job to see the blessings in disguise within all of life’s bizarre offerings. Then, not long before your lunch break, the Moon will be conjunct Pluto. This fusion is the essence, or focal point of the Grand Cross which has been bursting and contracting for the past year or so. The Moon with Pluto asks us, in the breathe of a cold and wet whisper, “Are you ready to change.” There is always an ominous feeling with Pluto, and this is because he brings us to the depths of what gives us emotional security. Usually unconscious in the way this Archetype expresses itself, it is our job to become aware of this content living in the shadow’s of our Psyche. Having this occur at the beginning of October’s first work week, is a poetic way of ushering in the month of Samhain and Halloween. And so we ask ourselves (or at least we should be asking ourselves): “Are we doing ‘the work’?” “Are we aware of our shadows?”…these slippery Archons, that are consuming us from the inside out through sex, addiction, desire, and manipulation?” Are we aware of what we are letting in, and giving out? If the answer is yes, then you are in the clear. If not, well, be prepared for Monday to potentially offer a few razor sharp curve balls, and pulls into the darkness of your least favorite emotional states. These Transpersonal planets (Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and beyond) mean business, and its best that we align to them sooner than later, or else, they will start doing the adjustments for us. It’s always wise to be proactive with these movers and shakers living on the edge of our Solar System.
The challenges may continue into the Tuesday when the Moon will square all of the planets currently in Libra. They are: Venus, Juno, Saturn,Mercury, and–of course the Sun. This first quarter aspect of the growing Moon, who also began in Libra last Monday the 27th, will no doubt bring some drama into our lives from Others and in our Relationships. Now, we cannot just blame this square aspect, or the planets involved. We need to take responsibility for what we are projecting onto Others, and realize the nature of these illusions. After all, what happens on Monday with Uranus and Pluto aspecting the Moon, should have prepared us for this challenging “square” day. Again, if you have done your inner “plutonic” work, you will instead experience a major breakthrough in relationships with your friends and lovers on Tuesday, because you will understand, deeper, the nature of the reality you are creating in the first place. Deep eflections.
Wednesday into Thursday we will be experiencing an electric shift of energy into a more flowing state of being. This is because the Moon will be moving into Aquarius, making some gentle and stimulating aspects to the Nodes of the Moon. When the Moon is either sextile (60 degrees away) or Trine (120 degrees away) from the Nodes, there seems to be a heightened possibility for coincidence and synchronicity in the air. Also the feeling of Dejavu seems to be rampant–esp. if the Sun, or another planet is aspecting the Nodes in your natal chart in such a way. (Conjunctions to the Nodes seem to cause a similar effect). On Wednesday, Mercury will also be trining and sextiling the Nodes, stimulating the intellect, perhaps creating the need to get some coffee shop time with old friends, playing catch up, and getting your kicks through wonderful conversations.
And then we have Friday: “the Day of Bliss.” I say this because the Moon’s ingress into Pisces, which happens at 7:53 am MDT, will work its way slowly into the early evening making two oceanic conjunctions: one to Neptune, which happens first at 4:07pm, and then the second to Chiron, which occurs at 9:34 pm. The Neptune conjunction always represents a potential for bliss and ecstasy; just as long as we can shift through the smoke and mirrors that present themselves. Pay close attention to your fantasies and daydreams in the early afternoon. Make sure to miss happy hour and any offer of other mind altering substances. It’s an incredibly sensitive time, and its good to stay in the ground state of your being. Instead, sit by water, and just ask Great Spirit for more guidance along this elusive road that the moment is offering. Once the Sun has set, Chiron is greeted by the Moon at 9:34pm, and here is our opportunity to integrate all that we have experienced throughout this hectic week of the Moon moving through all of the last signs of the Zodiac, touching the Outer, Transpersonal planets one by one. It is my suggestion to be sipping nourishing tea–something like Nettles or Osha, with those that you love this Friday, simply reflecting on all the lovely times that you have experienced over the past year, preparing yourself for the Winter to come. It’s a perfect time for these types of imaginings, so don’t sell yourself short. Stimulate your mind, warm your heart, and watch your Spirit rise within these changing universal tides that we currently live within.
….if you feel called to look deeper into your own chart this week, don’t hestitate to contact me to set up an in depth reading to look into all of these profound aspects that are slowly changing the nature of our world. You can contact me at KOSMOGNOSIS@GMAIL.COM.
….Transit of the day: Venus in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn at 5 degrees!!!….
This transit only happens once a year. Last year it was on May 23rd, next year it will be on August 15th. And so today, we experience it anew. Pluto, the Lord of Everything in the Shadows is creating a pressing and necessary investigation of our sweet and tender Love. This applies both to Love for ourselves and for others. Being that it is happening in Cancer/Capricorn, one of the greatest themes present here relates to maturity! Pluto is whispering from the depths of the Unconscious mind, “Can you control your desires…..can you handle these repressed energies I am releasing……can your relationship handle it…………can you dance with this new Lover without scaring them away??? The essence of this Transit is a deep and probing questioning of our Desire nature and our essential needs. We could feel a bit obsessed today. We also can experience tremendous confusion because of the upsurge of Unconscious “shadow” content. This transit will make all of us question our core Values, in so creating a fertile place for transmutation and resurrection of novel energies and power. All intense transits are hard and scary at first, but if the work is done, it leaves us in celebration!!!
…Below are key themes of this potent Venus/Pluto transit:
finding new meaning
….Meaning through romance and/or sexual experience.
Finding depth in thyself.
New relationships, though be careful of obsession and potential manipulation.
Relationship transformation (new grounds to love on)
a very revealing, intimate encounter
Repressed emotion will erupt like a volcono!
“all or nothing” energy.
fear of betrayal You might feel relationships are threatened.
Do not resist CHANGE!
letting go of destructive attachments
…..Poor spending decisions made to date may come to a head and you may need to face up to their reality.
*By the end of the transit, you should have a renewed sense of worth, although getting to that point may not be entirely pleasant. You have nothing to fear! Everything is working out perfectly!
I wish all of you the best with this Dionysian transit! I also wanna offer Venus specific readings for anybody interested on learning more about how this transit is affecting your chart personally! You can contact me at KOSMOGNOSIS@GMAIL.COM, and also visit me on the web at WWW.HOLESTOHEAVENS.COM.
Art: Andriod Jones
And here is a lovely song by the Avett Brothers which relates so well to this Transit:
….the intention for this post is three-fold:
1. To rekindle the sacred mental fire, and begin blogging/podcasting again…
2. To better assist in processing these Eclipses….
3. To show how important Fixed Stars are in relation to Eclipses……
“i’ve lived all these lives
it’s been wonderful at night
i will live forever
you can’t keep me here…”
Eddie Vedder “Can’t keep”
We made it through. The seeds of change have nestled themselves helplessly and hoping into the fertile infinitude of our mysterious Soul’s, and it begins–or simply continues. Having just experienced the rare 3 Eclipses this Summer Solstice season (2 partial Solar Eclipses, and one Total Lunar Eclipse), many of us are left wondering: Whaaaat just happened….??!! Yes, its been intense, and many of us are still gathering the pieces, trying to figure out just how to put this whole jig back together. But not to fret, the meaning is slowly revealing itself. We just need patience. In fact, it all comes back to Patience! Patience and Breath. These two slippery verbs are all we need. They have been the essence of what I have learned over the past month. Just Patience and Breath!
June 1st, 2011: The partial Solar Eclipse in Gemini (11 degrees)
Probably the most interesting aspect in this Eclipse chart was the Trine to Saturn. Saturn was still retrograde at the time, just about to station at 10 degrees Libra. This Solar Eclipse trined it (120 degree aspect) by just a hair. This means that Saturn brought both assistance to this “new beginning” and also some heavy Truth relating to our relationships. I observed at least a half a dozen couples experience a moment of Truth on this day. Something was revealed for them that either made or destroyed the current journey with each other. I find this interesting, because the Eclipse was actually conjunct (together with) the fixed star Aldebaran, which is the Eye of the Bull, and is sometimes called the “Eye of the Buddha.” Here are some more words on Aldebaran:
Aldebaran has been in the sign Gemini since 1286 AD, just around the height of the Christian Crusades against Islam, an interesting indicator of conflict between two world schools of thought. Antares, for the other side in the conflict, went into religious Sagittarius in 1272 AD and showed its superiority, perhaps, since the Crusaders never did dislodge the Saracens. [The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, p.36.]
Catastrophe by weather conditions, floods, shipwrecks. Acknowledged and leading position, but will make enemies through whom danger will threaten. Extraordinary energy. [Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.30.]
…for me, this Eclipse stalled out my truck on the top of a mountain, forced me to hitch hike to town, where I auspiciously ran into 3 people, the last, being a magical woman, who gifted me a very special stone–literally, the moment of the Eclipse. She gave me what she called ‘the Lightning stone.” It is a heavy, black stone that is formed from lightening striking the sand (funny, because there was plenty of lightening that particular night in the mtns….). And so, I went home with the stone, and did some internal Qi Gong, listening to my headphones. It brought out layers upon layers of heart stuff. Lots of tears, tons of longing, and an over all feeling of unease is what I was left with. I watched myself reaching for old love. Love that cannot be experienced at this juncture in Time. The gift was Melancholy. The Eclipse happened just a few degrees away from my Mars: lessons of Desire! To see like the Buddha, into the root of all of our suffering: Desire!
June 15th, 2011: Total Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius(24 degrees):
This Eclipse wasn’t seen by anyone in North America, but it was definitely felt. In our Astrology circle, the week before it occurred, we actually predicted the Boulder Creek to flood on the day of the eclipse because of the nature of the chart. We were dead wrong. There was another type of flood though in my opinion, and that was indeed the flood of Emotion.
The Eclipse happened in conjunction to the Fixed star Lesath, who is located on the tip of the Scorpion’s stinger in Scorpius. This relates to the ability to eliminate toxicity in our lives through death and rebirth. In many ways, it is the essence, or the darker truth of the Archetype of Scorpio. Here are a few more words on Lesath:
Of the nature of Mercury and Mars. It gives danger, desperation, immorality and malevolence, and is connected with acid poisons. [Robson*, p.173.]
In close conjunction with lambda Scorpio Shaula, both in the ‘Tail end of the Scorpion’, has a Mars nature blended with Mercurian influence. According to tradition, Lesath in conjunction with Mars, Uranus or Saturn, MC or Ascendant could point to danger from wild animals, either to be ripped up by them, massacred, or torn into pieces. This medieval interpretation is no longer correct in these days. At present, a configuration involving this star points to accidents, catastrophes, or operations. Corresponding to the sign Scorpio, this could work with appendicitis, appendectomy, or removing of hemorrhoids by operation. If associated with a benefic stellar body and if channeled in the right direction, there is the possibility that the energy associated with the Mars nature can make for marked achievements. [Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.73.]
….for me, this Eclipse happened a degree away from my South node. Meaning two things: I was experiencing a Nodal opposition (where the Dragon’s head finds its tail); And the Lunar Eclipse illuminating my karmic story (South Node)….. it was a day I got to experience the depths of my South Node story and patterns, and choose whether I want to change or not. The first thing that happened: my heart was thrown in with the sharks. I was dissed in a new way by a woman of my fancy that I had never experienced. And again, the lesson was Patience and Breath! The day had its polarity to the loss and all time low, and it was insight! I was able to see in a way that I have never before. I felt like I could see my Soul clearly, along with the path that it desires to follow. For all of this, I am eternally grateful! Oh, Polarity…Pain & your Pleasure!
…and then there was yesterday:
July 1st, 2011: partial Solar Eclipse in Cancer (9 degrees):
Talked about by many Astrologer’s as not being that potent of an Eclipse, I couldn’t disagree more. Ok, it wasn’t a Total eclipse, but the aspects it made in the moment of Eclipse were potent, as was the fact that it was the first of a new series of Eclipses within what is called the Saros cycle, making it pretty darn important. Each Saros cycle of Solar Eclipses reverberate and travel from pole to pole for nearly 1,300 years. And this was the first one! Meaning, a thousand years from now, Astrologer’s will be looking back to yesterday’s Eclipse chart for meaning on how the following Eclipses are expressing the meaning and energy of yesterday’s chart. The first Eclipse in a Saros cycle is said to carry its energy forth for the entire cycle. So…you can’t understand a particular Eclipse without understanding its birth chart!
And then there are the aspects the Eclipse made yesterday. The Sun/Moon in Cancer were squaring both Saturn and Uranus, and also opposing Pluto, completing the Grand Cross configuration we Astrologer’s have been commenting on for over a year now. By looking at the Fixed star Alhena, which is what the Eclipse was conjunct with, we can better understand the nature of the energy of this first Eclipse of the series. Here are a few words:
Almeisan, the shining one Acute sensitivity, creative imagination, artistic skills, writing, injuries to feet
Artistic skills, especially with the written or spoken word and ability to negotiate a peaceful settlement in disputes.
There are three things interesting about this Star’s nature in relationship to the Eclipse chart:
1. “Peaceful settlement in dispute”: which relates to the Saturn square in the chart. Peace within our personal realtionships, but also on a political scale!
2. “creative imagination”: I heard from many yesterday–including myself–that their creativity was at an all time high. Many breakthroughs were experienced yesterday! (all this relates to the nature of Uranus, squaring the Eclipse….)
3. “injuries to the feet”: Because this star is actually the left foot of Pollux–the evil twin to Castor in Gemini–is why it relates to the feet. It is sometimes called the Achilles heel. Injuries in general, especially stabs, lacerations, and punctures relate to Pluto! Again, Pluto opposed the Eclipse yesterday!
….all in one day: 1. the air was cleared in a dispute I have been a part of; 2. I had a major breakthrough with my music; 3. And I was attacked by a inch long peice of plastic hanging off a car speaker and it went deep deep under my left big toe nail = Pollox’s left foot and Pluto! (I hobbled around all day, like my Achille’s heel had been slashed!)
Pheff…..what a month! I’m glad you made it this far. I apologize for my personal content of this blog, but I could think of no other way to process further some of this content. But it applies to all of us. If you keep a journal, go back to these days, and see what happened. Reference again what I have written, and see if there is any correlation! Also, if you have your chart handy, you can look to where these Eclipses occured in your own chart, and see how that may have also played out. Eclipses are meant to get us on the right road. They are course correcters within our evolutionary journey. They should never be feared, but embraced. The Dragon is always spinning…..
….if you would like to peek a little deeper into your own chart to see just how all of these Eclipses affected you, and will be for the next 6 months, please contact me at KOSMOGNOSIS@GMAIL.COM, and we can set up a time for a reading…..