May 24, 2016, Mars Retrograde, Jupiter square Saturn,

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Who is the God that smites with one hand and rewards with the other?
Isn’t it the God of ordinary life?

It takes a pantheon to raise a village these days,
as we are continually being saved and drowning,
so much, so fierce, so sweet, so sorry, so late, so lucky, and so hopeless.
So often, so soon, so deep.

Saturn in Sagittarius squares Jupiter in Virgo
We question our moral life, the legalities,
and as Mars tips back to Scorpio,
ethical situations raised by our lineage, in micro (inheritance) and macro (ethnicity) are the stories now.

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Inheritance on every level,
psychological,idealogical, physical, unexamined preferences and suppositions

Along with transgressions,
which boundaries are crossed, is there a legal component?
An illegal component?
Money, in all of it’s threads and tendrils, power that becomes the shape of what is possible.
Desire linked to possibility.
Possibility liked to sex. Potential intimacy establishing clan.
Who are the US, in US and Them?

Venus moves to Gemini, chasing the Sun while opposed by Mars.
It’s the tease, the potential power shift  via conversation/information

Unspoken rules, and unspoken plot lines, thick with implication,
you make moves, unwittingly establish dynamics, among friendships and family alliances.

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look up, look out, look sharp.

The chess game plays out, you participate because you have to.
Every move that is not a move is a move.
You can and will be recorded.
The cards are being reshuffled.

Check your hand and check the deck.

Capricorn Moon today, not so much mercenary as conservative.
Hierarchy is a cornerstone. Let it be.

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May 20, 2016

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Welcome to Gemini, a moment in time where a tiny fragment of information can change everything!
Can BE the everything!

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Distractible? Certainly!
But no less reactive.

~ Eighty-three problems
There is a story of a man who came to see the Buddha because he had heard that the Buddha was a great teacher. He had some problems in his life, and he thought the Buddha might be able to help him straighten them out.

The Buddha listened patiently to the man as he laid out all his difficulties and worries, and then waited for the Buddha to say the words that would put everything right for him.

The Buddha said, “I can’t help you.”

“What do you mean?” said the man.

“Everybody’s got problems,” said the Buddha. “In fact, we’ve all got eighty-three problems, each one of us. Eighty-three problems, and there’s nothing you can do about it. If you work really hard on one of them, maybe you can fix it – but if you do, another one will pop right into its place.”

The man was furious. “I thought you were a great teacher! I thought you could help me!”

The Buddha said, “Well, maybe it will help you with the eighty-fourth problem.”

“The eighty-fourth problem?” said the man. “What’s the eighty-fourth problem?”

The Buddha said, “You want to not have any problems.”
– Steve Hagen ~ via whiskey river

I mean, right?

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Mercury Station, Sagittarius Full Moon,

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As Mercury in Taurus skids to a stop,
& realizations begin to flood our consciousness, plan to make use of what you know.

Hungry for sunshine, a plant after two weeks rain,
you have part of what you need, where is the full awareness that transfers our resources to growth?

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Jupiter in Virgo rules the upcoming Lunation,
for that reason do not run like a rabbit.

 

Make an effort to know not only a birch from an elm, but also the pattern from the puzzle pieces.
See the new hope glimmering in that filthy bathwater,
scrub off and think long term about where to find what you are looking for…

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Hard work is some of it, but we need compassion to help us work smarter.

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May 16, 2016 Looking ahead to the Sagittarius Full MOON

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Hard to believe it was not already the Full Moon this weekend!

How big is this Moon that we are already in the middle of it?!?
Just about everyone experienced a shocking hit of potent information with an 8th house flair.
Lineage, Race, Money, Intimacy, Taboo. Betrayal

Complex ramifications begin to spiral out.

Perhaps they were already spiraling, but you see them now, and willing or not, you participate.

Resentment, the complications of privilege and relative privilege.

Who can you trust in what ways, and for what reasons, and under what circumstance?

The words just don’t do it justice,
It’s visceral, when it hits you, you are hit.

 

The Full Moon arrives on May 21st, it does look heated.
The Sun will be at 2 Gemini, the Moon at 2 Sagittarius.

Words will be spoken.
Between then and now, expect to have significant words impact your life.

Everything can not be unsaid, which after all, is everything that is EVER said.
You will have to say something, and it may be clumsy, so choose from the heart.

What is it about?

With Taurus Mercury turning direct on the 22nd, & Venus in Taurus, VALUE is the word.
(expect flash points regarding money, loyalty, food, authenticity)

VALUE:

the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something.
“your support is of great value”
synonyms: worth, usefulness, advantage, benefit, gain, profit, good, help, merit, helpfulness, avail; More
importance, significance
“the value of adequate preparation cannot be understated”
the material or monetary worth of something.
“prints seldom rise in value”
synonyms: price, cost, worth; More
market price, monetary value, face value
“houses exceeding $250,000 in value”
the worth of something compared to the price paid or asked for it.
“at $12.50 the book is a good value”
2.
a person’s principles or standards of behavior; one’s judgment of what is important in life.
“they internalize their parents’ rules and values”
synonyms: principles, ethics, moral code, morals, standards, code of behavior
“society’s values are passed on to us as children”
3.
the numerical amount denoted by an algebraic term; a magnitude, quantity, or number.
“the mean value of x”
4.
Music
the relative duration of the sound signified by a note.
5.
Linguistics
the meaning of a word or other linguistic unit.
the quality or tone of a spoken sound; the sound represented by a letter.
6.
Art
the relative degree of lightness or darkness of a particular color.
“the artist has used adjacent color values as the landscape recedes”

verb
verb: value; 3rd person present: values; past tense: valued; past participle: valued; gerund or present participle: valuing

1.
estimate the monetary worth of (something).
“his estate was valued at $45,000″
synonyms: evaluate, assess, estimate, appraise, price, put/set a price on
“his estate was valued at $345,000″
2.
consider (someone or something) to be important or beneficial; have a high opinion of.
“she had come to value her privacy and independence”
synonyms: think highly of, have a high opinion of, hold in high regard, rate highly, esteem, set (great) store by, put stock in, appreciate, respect

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The value of a given experience, a human life,

Sagittarius and Gemini

knowledge, and information,
uncovering the truth,
or another layer of lies.

Corruption in law, in broadcast news,

Do you have sustainable personal alliances, and what will you do (or not do) to keep them?

The tendency will be to believe the mind over the heart, the truth over the people affected by it.
Be careful.

Information will spread, bleed. Don’t expect what you spill to stay under wraps.

The impassioned statement, fear of an overshare.
Weakness given away, advantage taken, or the awareness of the advantage that could be taken.

Mars,
that retrograde deep burning coal,
Mars, the God of War is conjoined to the Moon, at the time of the lunation.
Mars and the Moon oppose the Sun conjunct Vesta.

Vesta signals single-mindedness, an ultimate vow or choice, sacrificial, impassioned, devotional at best, fanatic at worst.
And with Moon/Mars pointed at her heart, feelings are running HIGH.

Mercury stations direct on the 22, still inside the Jupiter/Pluto Grand Trine in Earth relationship.
These are big secrets/big choices to come to light.

To be clear, this Moon offers an improvement.

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AFSCME Local 1733 sanitation workers strike in Memphis with National Guard members looking on, 1968.

Jupiter in Virgo rules the lunation,
How can a small opportunity have a big effect?
Who can you benefit?
The North Node applies to Jupiter, Neptune helpfully sextiles Mercury.
Compassion is not absent, and the direction of your journey seems clear.

Sagittarius who loves to leave, Gemini analytic, fragmented,
Use Sagittarius for the big picture, use Gemini to see as many sides of the situation as your heart will allow.

However good your motivation, no one likes to be identified as the bad guy.
Few will thank you for pointing out their faults and the faults of those they love.

It’s a shoot the messenger scenario.
Or that very Libra maneuver of being angry at you for pointing out that they are not nice.

This set up doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stand your ground, you will hardly be able to stop yourself.

Only be wise to the fact that you are standing under a swinging pendulum
The best way to take a hit is to be in motion, use your momentum to move in the direction you want to go.

to do:

Get clear on your values, your beliefs, the measure of what hangs in the balance,
Stand up,
and (deep breath) come what may,
let the rest slide on by.

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p.s.
Worth noticing we will have an unusual second full moon in sagittarius on june 20th at 29 degrees!
between that and our retrogrades, these questions will have a two or more step answer. Flow forward, work with what you can, and what you understand, open to continuing illumination.


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May 12, 2016

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The Moon is in Leo today, and the way it is set up,
it seems you may want more than you have.

Grand Trine in Earth, still a big story.
A way to go back, not that far necessarily,
but far enough to get what you want and make it into what you need.

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Pluto/Venus/Mercury/Jupiter
the seedy/taboo/complex undercurrent seeping through.


Blood stains on a white dress?

The reason you don’t want them to know you’re in town?

How it would be better if his son just didn’t come to dinner…

The money you borrow, or

the unasked for gift you can never repay?

What kinds of alliances will be made,
what sorts of debt are you about to incur, and why?

Isn’t ~why~ always more than one answer.

As simple as it sounds, the words are rich with implications,
meanings teaming beneath a placid smile, or an empty shrug.

How power moves unspoken amidst the dialog to reshape our dynamics,

Your juice may absolutely be worth the squeeze,
but it’s the kind of thing you want to know in advance.

TBH, it’s the kind of thing you can’t completely know now.
Do your homework, proceed with caution.

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Some thoughts on using the Grand Trine in Earth

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Those who do well with interpersonal boundaries fare best now.

Slippery slopes can be deadly, keep on your side of the law, the fence, the equation.
With this much Earth in the sky, each pendulum swing can knock your lights right out.

Humbly do your best work, while in the back of your head genius flashes of insight illuminate future directions.

If you pare down to the essentials in your day to day experience, there is plenty of room for the sudden epiphany or contact with a new person who comes bearing gifts and shows you an avenue that branches from the door you worked so hard to push open.

Cumbersome, isolated, authentic, unpleasantly nostalgic, awkward.

Deliberate, serious, untrained, over-earnest, cold-hearted, hard working,
one foot out the door to the next absolutely massive adventure.

Don’t underestimate what you are doing, or what you have done so far, slowly, slowly.

How about a combination of cliches?
Build bridges as you go, but don’t forget which side your bread is buttered on..

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Jupiter moves forward now, finally. A gift for the kids who did their homework.
Slackers may find themselves “liberated” of possessions, relationships, jobs, even homes.
Mars/Saturn ruled by a Mercury ruled Jupiter may give you the gift of trying to leave a situation you are also trying to cling to. A hero’s effort may be required.

Still, many will hear a potent rumor of good news that later becomes a confusing reality,
as Mercury goes direct, and Venus catches up to the Gemini Sun near the end of May/beginning of June for a confusing grand mutable cross.

We make our imperfect way these days.
and it’s a struggle to even do that!

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Don’t look back! Enjoy it ALL.

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New Moon in Taurus May 6, 2016

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Every month we come to the end of a cycle and we recommit to ourselves and our lives.

Each month it’s a different focus, one of the 12 aspects we look to, to interpret our lives.
For this New Moon let’s get rich and have some sort of physical experience!
agreed?!

Taurus is what you have, substance & sustenance.

You do you.

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* backyard bill!

Yesterday = fast and a short fuse!
Aries Moon + Uranus square Pluto for the win.
I hope you accomplished something monumental, or at least slew a minor dragon.
I would hate for all that heat to go to waste.
I nearly lost my temper!
Still a little warm today, but trying to keep it on ice.

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Is it hectic? Yes it is! All the retrogrades, keep us tied to tedious exhaustive circumstances.
The New Moon in Taurus won’t change that, but as the key to opening our Grand Trine in Earth, it’s a tremendous value all the same.

Still dark until Friday, but then we begin.

Thank goodness there is a fresh start to be found, for the old ways and the old world are all worn out.

You do get to keep it. The value of Earth is eternal.
Fertility.

A visceral sense in the house of your chart that your New Moon in Taurus illuminates.
A beginning. Heartfelt, hopeful, and with strings attached.
Big ones. A rope to pull you where you need to go.

Use the natural abstraction that is inherent in the physical.
There is no perfect symmetry only an imprecise exact compliment.

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~ Our bodies are wild. The involuntary quick turn of the head at a shout, the vertigo at looking off a precipice, the heart-in-the-throat in a moment of danger, the catch of the breath, the quiet moments relaxing, staring, reflecting — all universal responses of this mammal body… The body does not require the intercession of some conscious intellect to make it breathe, to keep the heart beating. It is to a great extent self-regulating, it is a life of its own. The world is our consciousness, and it surrounds us. There are more things in the mind, in the imagination, than ‘you’ can keep track of — thoughts, memories, images, angers, delights, rise unbidden. The depths of the mind, the unconscious, are our inner wilderness areas, and that is where a bobcat is right now. I do not mean personal bobcats in personal psyches, but the bobcat that roams from dream to dream. The conscious agenda-planning ego occupies a very tiny territory, a little cubicle somewhere near the gate, keeping track of some of what goes in and out, and the rest takes care of itself. The body is, so to speak, in the mind. They are both wild.
-Gary Snyder ~

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Grand Earth Trine May 2016

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Who is involved in your luck?

In your money, your stability, your riches, your resources, your power, your connections, in your physical health, your emotional attachments, your destiny?

We have May 2016 to find out!
Take advantage! By the 10th of June, this will be a mere memory.

Not only which connections to people are involved,
but who are the Gods that walk with you, now, right now?

Not flittering around the edges of your consciousness,
but right in the mix, moving mountains like Hanuman

Earth energy manifested in Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn,

The potential for raw value to be refined and turned into achievement.

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In this Grand Trine in Earth, we have Pluto, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury,
Or Power, Opportunity, Sensuality, Value, & Communication.

Alongside the Sun, the North Node (Destiny),
& on the 5th and 6th of May, the Moon joins the cow club
for a beautiful re-boot,

Our New Moon in Taurus.

The Moon, (Emotion, Family, Interiority, Security)
combines with the Sun (Concentration, Vitality)
at 16 degrees Taurus in a sandwich with Taurus ruled Venus on one side and Mercury on the other,
Mercury trining a (Mercury ruled) Virgo Jupiter, AND Pluto in Capricorn.

There IS an opportunity here!

followed by a stressful weekend, thanks mutable planets!

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It’s also a lovely time to have a body.
The physical is heightened,
to eat and drink, to feel the sun and rain on your face.
Enjoy your breath, your beating heart,
the wild feelings of pleasure that only you can possess.

Our Grand Trine in Earth, seems to describe an unusually strong circumstance, or opportunity,
a chance to get it right the second, third, or the 125th time,
rather than a temporary wrong turn that you will later correct.

Not that you won’t tweak your plans after the fact,

Here is a clue: Jupiter in Virgo turns direct on the 13th,
all throughout the breakdowns, (cars, computers, wallets),
losses, crossings, the holdups, delays, and mixed messages,
you encounter strength, life altering choices, security, and real value emerge, as you clear away the debris.

In other words, what remains becomes central. A subtraction theory.
Substance

Substance found along your way in the road, can you build something out of this?
I think so!

Will your choice change as each planet goes direct?
Perhaps in part, but the emphasis of the trine is a much needed practical opportunity.
Genuine gains.

Saturn inconjuct the Taurus pile up, creates a squeeze that dictates the parameters.
It will happen this way, because these the only ways the structure (conditions, deficit) will allow.

The fact is that the structure heightens the beauty of the art

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Let the Massive Retrogrades of 2016 Begin!

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Mercury retro now for real, along with Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto.
Problems that have not yet been solved demand your attention.
Reality closing in the manner of a vise, tight, tighter.

A slow fix, with genuine effort required.
Making measurements for the future.

Does your heart turn to people you used to know,
and (ouch!) the way things used to be?
Who shows up once again to relive the unraveling?

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Over the next 3 months remember,
it’s not necessarily about the specific people themselves.
They carry the symbolism that you will use to shape your way forward…


Something at the core you need to know, again, again.

By the end of today Venus moves to Taurus, some slow sweetness will be afforded to those who lend an open sense to the caress.

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April 28, 2016

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You know what?!

That’s what!

Pretty sure you were meant to enjoy life, even in the midst of difficulties.

Consider this interview from louie, louie
Think about who in this world you would like to just hold their hands…

~ Moussa Ag Assarid (MAA): I don’t know my age. I was born in the Sahara desert, with no papers. I was born in a nomadic camp of Touaregs, between Timbuktu and Gao, in the north of Mali. […]

J: What do they do for a living?
MAA: We shepherd camels, goats, sheep, cows and donkeys in a kingdom of infinite and of silence…

J: Is the desert really so silent?
(MAA): If you are on your own in that silence you hear your heart beat. There is no better place to meet yourself.

J: What memories do you have of your childhood in the desert?
MAA: I wake up with the Sun. The goats of my father are there. They give us milk and meat, and we take them were there is water and grass. My great-grandfather did it, and my grandfather, and my father, and me. There was nothing else in the world than that, and I was very happy!

J: Really? It doesn’t sound very exciting.
MAA: It is. At the age of seven you can go alone away from the camp, and for this you are taught the important things—to smell the air, to listen, to see carefully, to orient with the Sun and the stars…and to be guided by the camel if you get lost. He will take you where there is water.

J: To know that is valuable, no doubt.
MAA: Everything is simple and profound there. There are very few things, and each one has enormous value.

J: So that world and this one are very different.
MAA: There, every little thing gives happiness. Every touch is valuable. We feel great joy just by touching each other, being together. There, nobody dreams of becoming, because everybody already is.

J: What shocked you most on your first trip to Europe?
MAA: I saw people running in the airport. In the desert you only run if a sandstorm is approaching! It scared me, of course.

J: They were going after their baggage, ha ha.
MAA: Yes, that was it. […]

J: What do you dislike the most here?
MAA: Many people here have everything, and it is still not enough for them. They complain. In [the modern world] many people complain all the time! They chain themselves to a bank; many people are anxious to have things, to have possessions. People are in a rush. In the desert there are no traffic jams, and do you know why? Because there nobody is interested in getting ahead of other people!

J: Tell me about a moment of deep happiness for you in the desert.
MAA: It happens every day, two hours before sunset. The heat decreases, there is still no cold air, and men and animals slowly return to the camp, and their profiles are painted against a sky that is pink, blue, red, yellow, green.

J: That sounds fascinating.
MAA: It’s a magical moment… We all get into the tents and we boil tea. Sitting in silence we listen to the sound of the boiling water… We all are immersed in calmness: with the heartbeats tuned to the rhythm of the boiling water, potta potta potta…

J: How peaceful.
MAA: Yes…here you have watches; there, we have time.

Moussa Ag Assarid is the oldest of thirteen children in a nomadic Touareg family. Born in northern Mali in 1975, he moved to France in 1999 to study Management at the University of Montpellier. The above is excerpted from an interview with Víctor Amela.~

The Moon is in Capricorn today, past Pluto to square Uranus,
Do you have some new insight in to your empire building, your strategic moves?
Keep thinking revise, reconsider,

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What are you hanging on to?
Are you ready to shake your mind free?

Building the kind of wings that help you fly!
there is no right answer about which kind of wings those are!

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Where would you be with out your own arms to hold you?

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