The week of November 30, 2015

173-1280x1280 photo by Amanda Charchain

Heeeeeey, Sorry I’ve been gone so long!
I missed you!!!!

Did you have a thanksgiving?
Did you catch a hint, a clue,
or an enormous billboard to continue on in your direction?

Some particular joys were available over the weekend, even if you had to take the sugar mixed with salt.
once spilled they are very slow to part

Still there was sweetness, true gratitude?
and if not sweetness, certainly migratory flickers of amnesia which can for a moment, double as such.

photo by Amanda Charchain

Walking through fog is disorienting,
certainly it will slow you down.

Some connections were made courtesy of a modest Jupiter.
One of the doors will surely open, which one?
Who knows, but he passes you an innocuous bundle of keys.
Feel around for the right shape?
Or methodically try them all?
Toss them in the rubbish on accident?

A mutable T-Square:
Sun/Saturn/Mercury pits itself against Chiron/Neptune and Jupiter/North Node
humble works best here, for true.

The sky is setting up come major jolts by the end of the week and on into the weekend.
Pluto/Uranus/Mars it’s a classically violent Cardinal T-Square.

To say it connotes unfortunate events, is stating only the most basic information.
Accident, electrical fire, be careful with knives and with driving,
with the Moon so close to Mars and Jupiter square Mercury,
Religious motivation or some version of (self) rightousnes figures in.
Is it a moment someone may reach for a gun? errr yes…
Families/women/children are particularly at risk.
If we make it through this weekend without shootings or bombings,
I’ll be amazed.

With the Moon/Mars in Libra whatever actions are taken may be seen by their takers as trying to ~restore the balance~ of a world already off kilter. Some of the dreaded “push back”

What else?
Venus leaves her happy place.
By Friday she is considering which passions to incite, and with whom.
Intimacy, Triangles.

No more tea parties, now we drink blood.
only kidding, just ask a Scorpio Venus!

to read more about this placement, look HERE

Love YOU!!!!


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Gemini Full Moon Plus






In what ways are you content to operate as a contradiction?
The split comes in handy now, where duality is everywhere.

A harsh jolt! Then back to floating. That’s how we do.

Full Moon in Gemini, does that mean you ask a question?
Don’t expect light fluffy news on Tuesday because THAT would be unrealistic.

Altruism and a situation that calls for it.

Actual losses are implied, as well as the gloss to cover them.
Between wonder and despair,
or less despair, than a barren practicality.

Less loss, than inevitability.

You can be one side AND the other.
You can change from day to day.

Your new life is in full swing, but there is more than a little transference.
Some of these threads are sticky, and won’t be put down.

You have to weave cleverly, but even with that said, you can see you, or is it they, are on the way out.

When you have lost so much, you can look upon the fate of your own little world with dry eyes.
Yet, don’t you still tear up, for the lives you witness, and those you wish you could touch?
For those foreign to you (sag) and those in need? (pisces)

Ethical Questions

In your personal life, swinging back and forth on a pendulum, as in time.
No sooner do you adjust your lenses, then your perspective changes.

Somehow the whole thing remains insular.
Fog covers us,
Deep water, is the sonar equipment in good shape?


Don’t over think it.

Over the last 2 and a half years, Saturn in Scorpio, has given us a crash course in finality. You know that things can, and sometimes will become -that bad- but you know too, that your soul has already been tempered, heated, burnt, frozen, fully abandoned, so on a certain level, at this point, you can not be a mystery to yourself.

When things get – that bad- you know who you are, and what you would and would not do.

It’s a relief.

The Full Moon is at 3 degrees Gemini/Sagittarius
Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and the Nodes are the ones to watch.
Sun/Mercury/Saturn in a T-Square with Neptune and the Moon.

Fated action.
Action that changes the course of your life.
A difficult conversation.

You can be aware of how you sound,
but that awareness won’t dictate what they hear.

Off in another world?


The set backs and confusion, the blurred edges offer rich opportunities…
including those to let go, to have less, to want less.

To have freedom, which can’t be bought.
integrity? hard to measure these days,
when you think of integrity now, don’t use a microscope.

Ethics, tho.
Get your heart straight.
Time to notice how fast and how far we are moving, despite clear delays.

When lost in the fog, you watch your steps, go slow.

For me Saturn hits my 7th house natal Neptune,
and along with transiting Neptune, the two mess with my Moon.
I did see it coming, but the correct response is evasive.

Don’t freeze, it won’t help.
In speech, less does seem to be more.

Our moods swing, choreographed by events and unveilings.

Best strategy?
Offer generosity to yourself and those around you.
Without strings. without hope.

The less you say, the less you have to wonder if the story you are telling yourself is true.

CONTEXT is king here, & context has left the building.

If things stay like this….
what you know is, they won’t.

what was it, again?

watch your steps, go slow

Love YOU!!!



Remember, generosity is a gift to the giver.

Taurus Moon. Are you thinking about FOOD?



Because altruists are the least sexy
people on earth, unable
to say “I want” without embarrassment,

we need to take from them everything
they give,
then ask for more,

this is how to excite them, and because
it’s exciting
to see them the least bit excited

once again we’ll be doing something
for ourselves,
who have no problem taking pleasure,

always desirous and so pleased to be
pleased, we who above all
can be trusted to keep the balance.

– Stephen Dunn ~



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Neptune Stations Direct, What’s Next?





Still under the spell of the New Moon in Scorpio.
The Jupiter/Uranus Yod* to that lunation was the public beginning of an avalanche.
*(tapped into pluto in cap.)

The fallout from Saturn in Scorpio & Uranus Square Pluto visible now,
harsh, made obvious, by Saturn in Sagittarius.
No one does obvious with more panache than Sagittarius.

Long ranging ideological consequences, & long range material consequences.
~world war three?~

Scorpionic specialties, are now applied to Sagittarian situations.

In the lee of the port bow while becalmed, 1932–33

Within the scope of fraught international, legal, religious, ethical situations,
we have the transitions, the motivating intangibles,
sins of the father,

disease and death,
the borders,
financial ramifications, & repercussions.

Opportunity every where you look
I mean,

Which of these should be crossed ? To what degree? At what time?
Friend, how do you play it?

Neptune is direct on the 18th of November at 7 degrees.
That’s quite a square with Saturn at 6 degrees.

Can you, or can you not ESCAPE?

As Neptune stations to turn direct, the Moon, she hurries to touch him,
to bring to life, to enact our contradiction.
there may be pain involved.
She’s in Aquarius now, Pisces by Thursday the 19th.

Saturn who’s gift is the word no.
~ no. not. less. loss.~
Saturn who makes a border, a line, a boundary, and as he writes, Neptune erases.

Is it any wonder you are sleepy?

Today look for that kernel of new information.

With Mercury conjunct the Sun.
Burnt. And in the cinders, potency. Potential.

It’s going to hit you where you live, in the pulp, the meat, or the heart, no, lower.
Survival. A tipping point. An accurate shot in dark.

~ If you’re reading this, if there’s air in your lungs on this November day, then there is still hope for you. Your story is still going. And maybe some things are true for all of us. Perhaps we all relate to pain. Perhaps we all relate to fear and loss and questions. And perhaps we all deserve to be honest, all deserve whatever help we need. Our stories are all so many things: Heavy and light. Beautiful and difficult. Hopeful and uncertain. But our stories are not finished yet. There is still time, for things to heal and change and grow. There is still time to be surprised. We are still going, you and I. We are stories still going.”
Jamie Tworkowski via whiskey river ~

The meaning of the information will be analyzed later,
or the lack of meaning.

Context creating heroism, or horror, depending.

Neptune blurs the line and erases natural delineations, replaces them with subterfuge, subtext.
Smoke and the original mirror, which dissolves and reflects, encompasses, subsumes.

Pisces, who more than anyone can link two opposites by seeming to negate or approve them both.
Not real, nor is it unreal.

Allegiance is replaced with belief and married to universality.
Improbable connection, bliss. addiction, escape, transcendence, mercy, relief
It’s all happening at the same time.

If you look behind the curtain to see the magic, what do you see?

Is it magic?

Surreal informational deluge,
limited potential to act.

Use Jupiter in Virgo, a narrow opportunity well worth taking.


Libra Venus Opposite Aries Uranus, with Pluto in the middle
It’s more acute every day.

Pay attention cardinal crusaders,
anyone with mid-degree Aries, Crab, Libra, and Capricorn.
Duck and cover Crabs!

It really is a showdown.
With a breaking point?
Snap! November 21,22, & 23

meanwhile on the Virgo/Pisces axis:


~ It all matters. That someone turns out the lamp, picks up the windblown wrapper, says hello to the invalid, pays at the unattended lot, listens to the repeated tale, folds the abandoned laundry, plays the game fairly, tells the story honestly, acknowledges help, gives credit, says good night, resists temptation, wipes the counter, waits at the yellow, makes the bed, tips the maid, remembers the illness, congratulates the victor, accepts the consequences, takes a stand, steps up, offers a hand, goes first, goes last, chooses the small portion, teaches the child, tends to the dying, comforts the grieving, removes the splinter, wipes the tear, directs the lost, touches the lonely, is the whole thing.
What is most beautiful is least acknowledged.
What is worth dying for is barely noticed.~
– Laura McBride, We Are Called to Rise via whiskey river

Jupiter in Virgo: pay attention to how you say it.
Words opening worlds.
A crease, a crack

Love YOU!!!!


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After The New Scorpio Moon


So what did you think of your New Moon in Scorpio?
I thought it was ugly, but necessary, a deep cut that heals at warp speed.

Not that your all healed up,
but that you soon will need to be,
& you can feel your strength rising up underneath.

If you can’t feel it, ask yourself what was the truth that you didn’t speak?

Where is your self-value blocked?

or as the kids say these days, ~Wellness~

A wholesome that does not ignore the hideous.

Keep Looking.
Don’t Look Away.

It takes a very wide vision to not compartmentalize.

What you gain in Scope will be added in Depth over time.

Love YOU!!!!



and for the Moon in Sagittarius…




and uh…

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North Node in Virgo/New Moon in Scorpio 2015


The North Node moves from Libra to Virgo.
Forget compromise, how can we serve?
Which tiny routines will alter our lives forever?
From now until mid-May 2017, there is punishment for lax behavior.
You wonder if it matters?
It does.

Don’t let it slide.

Mutable Signs are not known either for patience or consistency.
Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces.

When seasons change.



With Jupiter in Virgo,

it’s the small things that open doors now.
A concrete nod to perspective.

An angel in the details.
An angle you work.

The two combine:
Our North Node syncs up with a retrograde Jupiter & won’t let go,

From January 9th to February 4th, 2016,
mid-degree planets in Capricorn are supported.
All Earth and Water find results by rethinking the small print.
Prepare the way.

Mid-June brings another North Node/Jupiter rendezvous, this time with Jupiter Direct.
That’s when the door opens,
A crack that blooms to something beautifully seismic,
supported by Pluto, Power, Destiny.

Correct your health, your correspondence. Your paperwork, your pets.

What ambitions do you have that fall under the house that Virgo Rules?
For you, what opportunities can stand up to scrutiny?
Lay the groundwork.

What will flower under diligent care, to approach near perfection?
As a Queen serves her subjects,
how well will you serve?


We are in Scorpio Season now.
Die to live again

Won’t it be nice to get out of this Dark Moon?

The Sun and the Moon come together at 19 Scorpio on Wednesday

Our Luminaries sextile Jupiter in Virgo at 18 degrees,
& inconjunct Uranus in Aries, who in turn inconjuncts Jupiter.

Mercury stands by to deliver the unvarnished (read:gross) information.
Sex, Death, Disease, and Politics, Family, Friends, or Otherwise.

It’s a Yod.

How to handle the disconnect?
The unexpected?


to contrast with genuine intimacy, true care.

Chiron trines the Sun Moon conjunction.
Open it up, scrub it out, let it go,
and it comes back as depth, strength of character.

There seems to be a window of some kind, the opening is obvious,
you will have to work behind the scenes.

Venus and Mars sandwich the North Node,
& Saturn sextiles the lovers conjunction

You may want to make a commitment.
There is something in it for you.

With Neptune inconjunct Venus/Mars/NN
It’s possible to make your commitment with fingers crossed or one eye shut.

A prayer or a wish to carry you forward,
that you make with partial information.
Something seen in a particular light.
Phosphorescence once a year.
Is this place magic?

The things you consider in a weakened state are not really the things you consider.
Who stands with you to be your strength?


Place your energy within you.
See the best in those you trust.


If you know better, don’t fool yourself.

Love YOU!!!!


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Saturn in Sagittarius

First published on December 3, 2014,
here it is again.


~Samsara literally means “wandering-on.” Many people think of it as the Buddhist name for the place where we currently live. But in the early Buddhist texts, it’s the answer, not to the question, “Where are we?” but to the question, “What are we doing?” Instead of a place, it’s a process: the tendency to keep creating worlds and then moving into them. As one world falls apart, you create another one and go there. At the same time, you bump into other people who are creating their own worlds, too.

The process can sometimes be enjoyable. In fact, it would be perfectly innocuous if it didn’t entail so much suffering. The worlds we create keep caving in and killing us. Moving into a new world requires effort: not only the pains and risks of taking birth, but also the hard knocks – mental and physical – that come from going through childhood into adulthood, over and over again. — Geoffrey DeGraff ~


After this, after this metamorphosis, we are headed in to an easier time.

Not now, but soon, soon in the sense of next year
by next Autumn…

I shouldn’t say that, because someone’s mother will die.
Someone’s best friend will be hit by a bus in a traffic accident no more remarkable than any other. A man will be shot for nothing he said or did. A sister will get breast cancer, and a father will lose a job he is in no position to lose.

At this moment full of high and heightened possibility,
we are embarking on short voyage to a crisis point, actually, more than one.

Uranus Square Pluto,
I think you know.
Whether the crisis is ours or not makes only a fraction of difference.
Life during wartime is strange for everyone. n’est-ce pas?

It’s not wrong to think that extreme solutions are needed for extreme success.
Nor is it wrong to take the opposite approach, a small change,
enacted permanently for good makes a revolution.

In this life there is only one certainty.
Take hold, and embrace it with both hands.


I’ve been avoiding writing about Saturn in Sagittarius, because, you know, SATURN.

What will Saturn say no to this time?

Or what will he emphasize?
Where will the notion show up that ~here~ is where we care too much?

For every boat, an anchor.


This time Saturn in Sagittarius develops contextually with Neptune in Pisces,
They share a ruler, and a Square. Over the next 2 and a half years
Jupiter, working in this way with Saturn, enacts First as a Lion,
then as an as a Servant to a Principal or an Ideal; from a thought to physical manifestation that takes us a year and a half in already.

It goes Sun, then Mercury, Venus and lastly Mars as delivery boys for our openings and opportunities.
Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio

It’s December 26th, 2017 when Saturn comes home to Capricorn.

As we begin it Jupiter/Saturn/Neptune/Uranus are the players…

Making dreams of the future real?
Learning the cost of innovation?

The responsibility of JOY
Understanding Foreigners

Valuing Faith,

The Loneliness of Freedom
The Weight of Morality
The penalty for Justice

The Meaning of Death!

Rigid Faith ?
Unshakeable beliefs?

The work it takes to structure or understand our Beliefs?

Work for your future?
Building it, as one would build a house?

Structuring your Sport or Religion?

A Religion that supports your Art
Art or Sport as a Religion?

An Open and Strong Mind
Depth of Training
Depth of Study

New Religious Law that supports or undermines our Goals?

Fear of Faith?
Fear of foreigners?
Restricted Travel
A closed and confused mind?

you know what?! ETHICS.
that’s what.

Conspiracy Theories?
Going off the Grid…it’s all here.

Waiting for for help that never comes?
Refusal to think things through.
Invisible strength of the military?

Colleges and Libraries close?
Or they transform?
Free University?

OMG WHAT ABOUT THIS for Jupiter/Saturn/Neptune/Uranus?!
brains that are suddenly “liberated” or Disappear?!

Travel for Work?
Saying NO to traveling for work?

Is it refusing to help, or helping that becomes popular?

Bending the Rules?
Flaws in the BIG PICTURE

With Saturn’s square to Neptune,
a big part of this is letting go of preconceived ideas about what the structure is supposed to be, in order to establish

A New (uranus) Reality (saturn)

When we think about Saturn,
remember that the word Fear trades places with the word Wisdom
& HOPEFULLY vise versa!

The space between one and the other?
Experience and self-control.
Think about boundaries and discipline,


which permits and denies all things,
law, accomplishment
bones and teeth.

Saturn square Neptune trine Uranus:

The things that dissolve now will be many, as if to wash away our old concepts of what is possible, as if to remove our footing, and make way for the unexpected, for the future..
neither good nor bad, but NEW.


Saturn is a patient teacher, even in Sagittarius.

With Saturn Squaring all the mutable signs:
Gemini, Sag. Virgo, Pisces, do we look for our butterflies to be pinned to their mounts?

I don’t think so, not this time, With double Jupiter involved (pisces/sagittarius)
There is growth, mastery of knowledge, perspective…
It becomes time to transform something blurry and ethereal into a solid opportunity

Someone gets schooled!

Proof is the hallmark of any Saturn transit,
with Saturn in Sagittarius square Neptune, do we look for Proof of Faith?

Something New To Believe In?

and this is the core of our Jupiter/Saturn exchange:

Can you you learn to grow Slow?

But first, a shock and a vaseline lens to help you loose your way.

Love YOU!!!!



The Serenity Prayer,
truly never out of style.

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November 5, 2015


Moon, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter in Virgo.

For Gods’ sake clean something, before you conclude that it is all meaningless and impossible and collapse under the weight of life’s imperfections, so you can watch a movie, read a book, snuggle your pet, talk on the phone, and eat something that really doesn’t agree with you.

Great day to vacuum. I’m not even kidding.

Get some new music and make a playlist?
Fidgety though.

Hard to be satisfied with moving in one direction, when attention is splayed out, fanned across a series of personal topics too deep to address, and too poignant not to, a ruthless efficiency undercut by a scattered unrealistic innocence.

Think of accomplishment as an aphrodisiac.
What can be done?


Love YOU!!!


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Wednesday November 4, 2015



Water signs are lineage, blood, secretions,
what flows through.

In Scorpio we have the secrets, the debts, the unspoken entanglements.
What is owed?

How do you pay


Venus and Mars united in Virgo, and ruled by Mercury in Scorpio.
Jupiter standing by to watch.

Right on time,
I was gifted with an opportunity,
in true Scorpio style it reeks of death and obligation.

And, in true Scorpio style I don’t want to watch, but I certainly can’t turn away.


Saturn begins to cover new territory at at last.

Our lessons cue up to teach us.
Philosophical, ideological, ETHICS.

Love YOU!!!


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November 2, 2015


Did you like your Halloweenie?


With the Moon in Crabcakes it may have been more tame than wild, cultivating the ways in which we develop or become Family. It’s not simple.
Was someone out of sync?

Scorpio Sun, Leo Moon today.


Mercury at Zero degrees Scorpio. Read all about it: HERE

You can finally stop trying to walk hand in hand with absolutely everyone.
Penetrating thoughts.
A seed to put in fertile ground.


Venus embraces Mars at 23 Virgo
A present. Simple care. The gift of service
Complete Union…small though, humble.

Did you clean the house?

~ Out in the sky, no one sleeps. No one, no one.
No one sleeps.
But if someone does close his eyes,
whip him, my children, whip him!
Let there be a landscape of open eyes
and bitter wounds on fire.
Out in the sky, no one sleeps. No one, no one.
I have said it before.
No one is sleeping.
But if someone grows too much moss on his temples during the night,
open the stage trapdoors so he can see in the moonlight
the fake goblets, the poison, and the skull of the theaters.
– Federico García Lorca
from Sleepless City
translated by Greg Simon & Steven F. White via whiskey river

Uranus inconjuncts Jupiter & Chiron opposes Jupiter.
It may take some key jiggling to get the door to open, & not without a price.

A Journey begins with an ending.

That’s why you are here, in Scorpio Season.
To end, so you can begin.
Wonderful time of year to give intangible gifts.

Unseen influence, biological ramifications.
what’s underneath?


Love YOU!!!


Alfred was a Leo:Sun/Venus/Mercury,
with an exact Moon/Jupiter conjunction at 3 Scorpio.


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Gemini Moon today,
she flies across from Saturn,
squared by Neptune,
who squares Saturn Himself.

Pisces, Sagittarius, Virgo, Gemini
Perceived reality sliding around like soup during turbulence.

I’ve got transiting Saturn aspecting my Moon and Neptune.
The main thing is I can barely stay awake.


Yes. By instinct or when I’m not looking.

I think I am conscious.

I sound just as though I have a plan.

I do have one. Floating around me, a bubble I nudge into place.

Am I taking actual steps? errrr yes,

just don’t ask me to watch myself do it.

~Engineers turn dreams into reality.~

Did we consolidate under the Taurus Moon?
Resolve, firm up?

Notice *Miyazaki’s compassion for Jiro Horikoshi, for the impossibility of understanding our context, and the necessity of letting joy flow through us.

You can’t catch the wind, only fly.

Love YOU!!!



Are we trusting the right people?
Have the conversations you want to, clarifying.
Don’t bother with the rest.


Miyazaki has got to be my favorite famous Capricorn!
I know, I know, Bowie fans can check this EXCITING!!!
Worker-bees, the both of them, life long learners.

To see Miyazaki’s Chart click HERE Saturn hitting his Mars slowed him down, but then it trined his Pluto in LEO, and it will go on to trine his Aries Moon. Deep Creativity, Deep Renewal, Deep Rebirth. A regroup and restructure, not a stop. LOOK HERE

Plus, guess what he did in the meanwhile?


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