daily 4cast: 9/1/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Tuesday
9/1/2015
Starring:
Venus [in Leo] conjunct Mars [in Leo]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Aries] conjunct Uranus [in Aries]
Moon [in Aries] trine Venus/Mars [in Leo], Pallas [in Sagittarius]
Moon [in Aries] square Pluto [in Cancer], Ceres [in Capricorn]

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Bridges are often taken for granted. They provide a way to traverse troubled water when the current makes it too risky to swim. When you’re faced with inundation, can you find a way to get over?

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ceres in aquarius: the madness of loss and grief [#StarsAndSymbols]

I recently posted a Facebook status on the asteroid goddess Ceres’ transit into Aquarius, as it met up in a conjunction with my Aquarius moon. Here’s an excerpt:

I have to watch for overeating and emotional eating, as the moon is always hungry for something (especially when upset) and ceres WILL feed it.

The mythology and astrology of Ceres, which sits at the apex of my chart conjunct my Midheaven, has become very important to me as I learn more about it. I am compelled to explore it more. There aren’t many articles or interpretations of any of the asteroids, so maybe I can be the change and provide some insight based on my experiences and perspective. Very Cereal/Aquarian of me, right?

So Ceres, the HBIC of Agriculture and grains [cere-al], is mad tight with her beautiful daughter Persephone, “coochie crunch” as my friend says. Persephone is literally inseparable from her mother, despite the fact that she’s hot and every guy wants a taste. Plot twist: one day Persephone gets abducted by her lusty uncle Pluto, Ceres’ brother. After Ceres “raises hell” and starves the mortal people in her grief, she negotiates a deal with her other brother Zeus [king of the Gods or whatever], where she receives temporary custody of Persephone for half the year. She is forced to share her beloved daughter with Pluto, lord of the underworld.

Ceres in astrology is the polarity of nourishment and decay. How we cope, what suffers most in our grieving process, the thing[s] that sustain us in the coldest, darkest winters… All Ceres. Just as Ceres experienced the heart-wrenching loss of her well-developed daughter, Ceres in each sign determines the degree to which separation can become an issue.

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shady intentions 4 new moon: scorpio 2014 [#StarsAndSymbols]

new moons are best utilized when you set intentions to initiate a fresh phase of existence that relates to the theme of the new moon’s sign. to read my interpretation of this new moon/solar eclipse in scorpio, click here. once you are all caught up, continue below to see an example of an intention setting exercise that i believe to be an appropriate fit for this lunar energy, free of charge… 🙂

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the secret: new moon/solar eclipse in scorpio [#StarsAndSymbols]

New Moon in Scorpio
October 23, 2014
5:57 PM EST

the new moon. this monthly meeting of the sun and the moon is known as a conjunction, and represents a unified blending of solar and lunar energy. the sun signifies the conscious self-expression of the ego whereas the moon is indicative of the subconscious emotional tendencies that influence habitual behavior. with the sun and moon working together in unison, the intention of deliberately directed creative will is well-received by the fertile cosmic climate. similar to the big bang, this brewing singularity of life force, if harnessed and concentrated, can galvanize the commencement of a new cycle of existence. in the intensely powerful sign of scorpio, this new moon marks the dawn of a passionately obsessive phase characterized by a erotic blend of personal magnetism and total emotional investment. at this moment everything becomes a matter of life, death, sex, and the inevitable rebirth that spurs universal evolution.

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a leo’s guide to jupiter in leo [#StarsAndSymbols]

Jupiter in Leo
July 16, 2014 – August 11, 2015

i’ve been asked by a few people of the leo persuasion if i could clue them into what is going on in their lives. let’s just say if life were a play, your character would be the emphasis right now for the better part of the next year. in other words, you are the star, so it is your time to shine. jupiter is in leo.

if you are not a leo [sun sign] or someone with prominent leo in their natal chart [ascendant or moon sign in leo, perhaps] and you are reading… THANK YOU, but you’re not the star of this production. you are playing either the supporting role or the antagonist. not the lead, sorry. we appreciate your audition and remember, there are NO SMALL PARTS (only small actors… and small insects). anyway…

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to have and to use: 9/14/14 [#MyBestWeek]

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the word ‘manipulation’ has a negative connotation, but as with all things, the determining moral factor comes down to intention. as long as there is no ill motivation fueling our actions, there is nothing wrong with pulling the strings so that the puppet dances in alignment with the given choreography. in order to make this our best week, especially if the past few weeks have been less than satisfactory, we need to regain control of our itineraries. many of us have the nagging feeling that our current situations are not quite up to par, but we have the power to manipulate reality. all we have to do is transform our approach to time management.

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tasty participation: 8/17/14 [#MyBestWeek]

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a whole bunch of us have had a hard time actually beholding the apples of our respective eyes, but this just might be the moment for us to take the first bite. in life, what is materialized is not always in alignment with what we had in mind, and that is why it would be beneficial to employ the law of attraction. some prizes are not to be pursued, but pulled in with magnetism and then devoured.

aspiring to greater associations is the difference between feast and famine. we are the company we keep, so why not link up with people who are on the same wavelength, with the intention of arriving at a similar destination? there may be an assortment of new connections that are made this week, and since it is impossible to know the blessings that these new affiliations could potentially bestow upon us, we would be wise to save room in our social networks for some fresh faces. as the saying goes, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” when we least expect it, after ages of rejection, delay, and failure, the very thing we covet could fall right into our laps. stress and anxiety of an uncertain future expires when we leverage our partnerships to the fullest capacity in the present. after all, we come into each other’s lives for a reason, usually because one has something that the other needs, so there is no shame in sharing what we got!

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the ego, unstroked: aquarius full moon [#StarsAndSymbols]

an unstroked ego wreaks havoc all around town, tearing down long standing structures just to elicit a reaction, because any attention is gratifying. the rush it receives from creating oppressive spectacles is fleeting and only leaves it wanting more, as its insatiable life force is dependent upon the approval of the community and its constituents. what the ego fails to realize is that it is not entitled to the spotlight or any type of special treatment, so it may be rudely awakened as its self-interested efforts are thwarted. if the intention of the self does not beneficial the greater good or align with the divine purpose of the spirit, then it will never build. it will only destroy.

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go there, but don’t stay: 8/3/14 [#MyBestWeek]

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one of the most gut-wrenching feelings is to desire something or someone so fervently only to have it be snatched away in plain sight. there is little we can do to overcome that anguish, so our only choice is to live with it, to feel it completely. cry if need be. it is important for us to go there, but it would be a mistake to stay. self-destruction and downward spirals are the results of festering sentiment that has found no outlet or expression. if we have it, we have to do something with it, or else it will do something to us.

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the definition dictates: 7/27/14 [#MyBestWeek]

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being conservative in the ways we choose to expend personal energy is the least we can do to help ourselves in the long run. it is all too easy to burn out due to the immature, unnecessary expenditure of fuel. we don’t have to pump the brakes, but we would definitely benefit from slowing down every now and then. there is nothing wrong with alternating intervals of acceleration, especially when the goal is to increase stamina and sustain our efforts over a long period of time. as inclined as we may be to charge full speed ahead, periods of rest are necessary if we want to recover from the damage of reckless urgency and make any substantial progress.

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