daily 4cast: 8/26/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Wednesday
8/26/2015
Starring:
Sun [in Leo] conjunct Jupiter [in Leo]
Mercury [in Virgo] sextile Saturn [in Scorpio]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Capricorn] conjunct Ceres [in Capricorn]
Moon [in Capricorn] trine Juno [in Virgo]
Moon [in Capricorn] square Uranus [in Aries]
Moon [in Capricorn] sextile Chiron [in Pisces]

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A new vision is conceived. How far it takes you depends on the extent to which you are willing to stretch your imagination. The sky really is the limit, and despite the great heights toward which you may aspire, your potential ascent will be supported as if both of your feet were still planted on the ground. If you’ve been hoping for a “yes” or a figurative all access pass, there’s not much stopping you on a day like this. For extra oomph, emphasize the efficiency of your brand, and watch the crowd go crazy for you and whatever product you happen to be selling.

You might find a new way use an old, outworn resource today, evidence of your creative lens. If something needs to be remixed, then chop it and screw it until it’s a whole other entity, with a life of its own. If you’re lucky, it [and you, by extension] could be the next big thing. How does it feel to be a hit?

daily 4cast: 6/24/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Wednesday
6/24/2015
Starring:
Sun [in Cancer] square Moon [in Libra]
Venus [in Leo] trine Pallas [in Sagittarius]
Vesta [in Aries] opposite North Node [in Libra]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Libra] conjunct North Node [in Libra]
Moon [in Libra] opposite Vesta [in Aries]
Moon [in Libra] trine Ceres [in Aquarius]
Featuring:
Mars enters Cancer
Chiron goes Retrograde in Pisces

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No matter how fired up and ready to go you are, you are confronted today by the reality that life is a process that cannot be rushed. Excellence takes time, just ask the seasonal fruit that is forced to wait its turn, regardless of how eager it may be to bloom into its fated beauty. Why, though, does this slow and steady development have to be such an existential crisis?

Maybe it has something to do with the way your mind wanders when you have no choice but to be still and wait. Perhaps the fact that your seed hasn’t yet blossomed reminds you of some old instance when you anticipated a yield that didn’t quite live up to your dreams, or even worse, a yield that never actually yielded anything at all. It’s almost tempting not to dream at all when you remember the embarrassment, especially when it seems like the fruits of your neighbor’s garden are the talk of the town.

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

Saturday
4/4/2015
Starring:
Libra Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon [Sun in Aries opposite Moon in Libra]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Libra] opposite Uranus [in Aries]
Moon [in Libra] square Pluto [in Capricorn]
Moon [in Libra] sextile Jupiter [in Leo]

At this very moment, there’s nothing you need more than a helping hand. It may feel like you’ve done all you can on your own, and now you could use some assistance, or a referral, or a co-sign to make it real. You swallow your pride and reach out, but your initiative may not be received. I may be downright rejected [in that fake, polite way that drives you crazy]. But why, though? You don’t believe you’re asking for too much…

After all, The Others seem to be so well off, enjoying life’s most exquisite, exclusive pleasures as you look on from the outside. Your intention was to do it yourself and be the first, the original, and everything after that was supposed to fall into place. Now you’ve realized that other people ALWAYS play a part, and you need to connect if you want to take it to the next level.

What happens, though, when you’re not included? What happens when you’re not invited to the party? What happens when you are on the guest list, but you’re not even considered important enough look at the VIP section?

You’re not asking for too much, no. All you want is access.

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Maybe you have access already. Maybe you are one of the cool, or THE definitive cool kid. Maybe you’re surrounded by everyone you need to be surrounded by. If that’s the case, then what purpose do you serve each other, and are you really fulfilling your full potential when you come together?  Continue reading

daily 4cast: 2/15/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Sunday
2/15/2015 Starring:
Sun [in Aquarius] semi-sextile Mars [in Pisces]
Ceres [in Capricorn] conjunct Pluto [in Capricorn]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Capricorn] conjunct /Ceres Pluto [in Capricorn]
Moon [in Capricorn] square Uranus [in Aries], North Node [in Libra]
Moon [in Capricorn] sextile Neptune/Chiron [in Pisces]
Moon [in Capricorn] semi-sextile Saturn [in Sagittarius], Vesta [in Aquarius]
Moon [in Capricorn] inconjunct Jupiter/Juno [in Leo]

What’s the point of trying to own anything when it will all be taken away? Maybe that’s your mood today, even if you are still holding on for dear life, which you probably are. It’s just that the tighter you hold, the harder it becomes to grasp the very object you want to possess. Obsessed? That’s an understatement. The real question is what will you do when you inevitability announces itself and forces you to relinquish your coveted keepsake?

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As you flirt with the potential onslaught of death and grief, figurative or factual, you might not appear to be viscerally twisted as you feel inside. You much prefer to keep this traumatic process as private as possible. Separation is such an intimate circumstance, especially when you lose something that you allowed to become so vitally integral. Everything is happening so fast and you may not be afforded to time to process all the shock of it all.

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angles of danger by @R0BPro [#ScrambledArt]

Ever get the feeling that there are multiple things going on at once? Imagine how it would be if this were your reality. Well, who’s to say it’s isn’t?

At this very moment you could exist simultaneously in two contrasting halves, like two distant microchips attached to and tracked by the same computer. The Monster certainly does and that’s all that matters anymore. But how exactly did this potentially iconic super model switch from beloved to despicable?

Am I asking too many questions? My bad. It’s just that… Angles of Dangles is a provocative piece of work.

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The world as they know it shatters into chaos. The structure loses its form. This was the plan in order to form a new order…

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daily 4cast: 2/8/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Sunday
2/8/2015
Starring:
Venus [in Pisces] conjunct Chiron [in Pisces]
Venus [in Pisces] sextile Pluto [in Capricorn]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in LIbra] conjunct North Node [in Libra]
Moon [in LIbra] opposite Uranus [in Aries]
Moon [in LIbra] square Pluto [in Capricorn]
Moon [in LIbra] sextile Juno [in Leo], Pallas [in Sagittarius]
Moon [in LIbra] inconjunct Venus/Neptune/Chiron [in Pisces]

Just because it isn’t pretty doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go there. Just because it doesn’t feel good doesn’t mean it isn’t valuable. Isn’t it true that the beauty of discomfort is in its potential?

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the alchemist: 6/29/14 [#MyBestWeek]

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it is easy this week for us to identify exactly where we are losing life force energy by giving away our power. there are many ways we keep ourselves powerless without even realizing it. in order to bring these unconscious tendencies into the realm of awareness, we must honestly assess the interactions and activities that leave us feeling drained.

the crash of disappointment that is experienced after the false fulfillment of temporary satisfaction is an indication that we are wasting our energy on instant gratification and superficially quick results rather than exercising the full potential and focused patience of true power. is it easy to believe that we become more powerful by controlling external circumstances, specifically the people in our environments, but that is untrue. by focusing on manipulation of the “other” to get what we want instead of trusting our ability to successfully navigate any possible scenario, we actually forfeit all self-control, rendering us powerless. when things don’t go our way, many of us hold grudges that affect us adversely while the objects of our contempt are living their lives, unbothered and empowered by our resentment. obsession, addiction, attachment, the list goes on, and these are all ways we unknowingly relinquish our personal power. as the self-sabotage becomes clearer, the next logical step is to change our ways.

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destiny’s obscurity: moon/north node conjunct [#StarsAndSymbols]

Women have played a major role in my life. Not just one woman, but women… plural. My parents weren’t together when I was born so my mother raised me as a single parent, and for the greater duration of the first decade of my life we lived with various relatives. My most impressionable years were molded by the women who surrounded me, older women to be more specific. It was like a community of mothers, each one with something unique to offer my childhood self. There were men around, uncles and whatnot, but interactions with male figures were never as affirming for me as the matriarchal exchanges.

Naturally, my interests aligned with what most people categorize as “girl stuff” when I was growing up. I loved Destiny’s Child and Disney films like The Little Mermaid. The majority of my friends were girls, especially the ones closest to me. I was a boy, and I had guy friends, but I was never one of the boys. As I made my way through primary school, I faced my fair share of judgment from people who didn’t understand or agree with the way I expressed myself in accordance with my gender, and there were times where I judged myself for not being manly enough. At this point in my life, I still have to make a conscious effort to silence the voice of gender policeman that I allowed to invade my headspace, but everyday I learn to embrace my femininity more than before. Despite whoever has disagreed with my lifestyle, I know now that there is nothing wrong with the way I am, and I believe that my childhood conditioning was meant to prepare me for greatness. Allow me to explain myself…

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There is an aspect in my natal chart that clues me into the grand scheme of who I am in regards to my resonance with the feminine influence. I have a moon/north node conjunction! The conjunction is an astrological aspect that is equivalent to a union and it occurs when two celestial bodies and/or astronomical points come together as one amplified, integrated force. In other words, two separate energies blend and work as one. So what exactly does a conjunction between the moon and the imply that could possibly explain my lifelong interest in the alluring, creative, nurturing essence of opposite sex?

******* FUN FACT: the moon and the north node are currently conjunct in libra as I type… how appropriate! *******

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my best week: 3/16/14 [#StarsAndSymbols]

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the moon affects the tides of the earth, rising them high and letting them fall. in astrology, lunar energy represents the ebb and the flow of our feelings as we receive the energy around us. some vibrations leave stronger impressions on us, and sometimes we are more receptive to them. some may call it moody, but let’s look at it as fluctuation. the moon is always going through a phase, so it never stays the same. comfort gives most of us some sort of security, but as long there is something to be felt, there is the chance we could be carried away by a tidal wave.

are we swimming up or downstream? maybe, quite possibly both! pisces left alone in its natural habitat is a little… all over the place, not easily contained as it tries to float away. there is no use for a fish to have its feet on the ground, because we all know it has fins to swim, and life is much more magical when we dive in and imbibe the brew of the universe. intoxication can help us temporarily escape from the turmoil that seems to trap us, but we risk self-sabotage when we become addicted to deception. we must tune into the higher power of the current to avoid drowning in delusion.

still water runs deeper in the 8th house. the surface simply will not suffice. probing the depths is a daunting job, but someone’s gotta do it. it can be hard to see clearly when we are digging in the dark, and while obscured excavation can be dangerous, it only strengthens the other senses. if destruction is a possibility, so is regeneration. this process may be taxing but if we believe it will pay off, it probably will. let’s plunge into the sea and discover the treasure that lies 8,000 leagues beneath.

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cardinal grand cross: pretty hurts [#StarsAndSymbols]

although the cardinal grand cross i briefly touched upon in a previous post isn’t astronomically exact at this current moment (and it won’t be again until april), this is still a trying time for the cardinal signs [aries, cancer, libra, capricorn]. the cardinal signs are the ones that initiate their respective seasons [spring, summer, fall, winter], so naturally they are always ready for action. with the challenging energy of the squares and oppositions that comprise that grand cross, people born under these signs are taking the ultimate test of patience. will they pass?

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a brief overview of aspects:

a square is a tense 90 degree angle between 2 planets in space. it is an astrological aspect that represents an intense inner conflict. this stress is said to manifest itself external, in the form of setbacks, problems, and other frustrating situations.

an opposition is a 180 degree angle, and this inner conflict is often played out in relationships, so that what we suppress and fail to integrate in ourselves is projected onto our partners. with oppositions, we feel like people (instead of things) are in our way, which is what differentiates it from the square.

the square and the opposition are considered to be the most difficult aspect that planets can make with each other. the cardinal grand cross is a configuration of 2 intersecting oppositions [Uranus in Aries v. Mars in Libra, Jupiter in Cancer v. Pluto in Capricorn] that form the shape of a cross, aka 4 squares.

as of april 22-23, we will experience another cardinal grand cross, this time exact with planets at 13 degrees of each of the 4 cardinal signs [uranus in aries, jupiter in cancer, mars in libra, pluto in capricorn]. this no doubt symbolizes some sort of major, life-defining force that is coming to fruition. if you remember my post on the number 13, you already have some idea of the energy at work here.
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