August 24, 2016

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IRAN. Mahmoudabad. Caspian Sea. 2011. Imaginary CD cover for Sahar.

Squeezing Past, a narrow escape, can you breath a little deeper?
If you can breath more freely, can you also begin to imagine the future, where difficulty is overcome with planning and strategy?

Where the pursuit of your goals is aided, not only by following a wild thread of happiness into the future, but also by perseverance.


Don’t resent having to show up and prove yourself worthy.

It’s on the menu for certain!

Our agenda involves meeting your luck where it finds you, and agreeing not to throw it out,
instead to use what you get.

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Margaret Mead wrote once upon a time:
~ We are continually faced with great opportunities which are brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems. ~

THIS is at the core of so many tipping points that bring us into the future with a workable plan rather than a dream.

You know what you need to do. The next step involves finding a workaround that allows you to do it.
Genius fills in the gap. The trick is to pay more attention to the possibility of a solution than you do to the impossibility of a solution. If you need help and perspective, Saturn in Sagittarius is all about consulting an expert! Ask someone who knows!

&
If you would like an astrological perspective on your situation, ask me!

Love YOU!!!

XoX

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Sun in Virgo! + Mars/Saturn & Mercury/Venus/Jupiter

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Earthly Matters, Values, Resources, Practical Magic,

Blocked action?
Or concentrated?
There will be a focal point, it looks like a test.

Pisces adds releasing old wounds,the capacity to self forgive, to learn from our mistakes, to accept the awkward unfinished reality of others, who are not as we would have them, but simply as they are.

How well you like this week may have something to do with how well you like the pragmatic side of reality.
Limber up your brain to make use of what you find.

Now we finish a two year cycle and begin the next.
about damn time! lol

Sagittarius deals with foreigners, ethics, religion, value systems, education, morals, philosophy, understanding, big picture, what it takes to go beyond, where knowledge expands, what constitutes justice, mastering your amoral/immoral impulses.

Virgo is about refining the raw material, taking something general and making it specific, making sure it’s appropriate.
Knowledge of the minutia gives you power over the end result.
Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter come together before slipping into Libra.
There is good news with strong potential to carry you into the future.

Can you use what you learn?
With Mars and Saturn together, if you need to work hard now
you should be able to push ahead.

Locate the bottom line and take a step.
If you are experiencing fear or frustration try to translate that into direct action.
What steps can you take?
The focus on mutable signs means there is always an opening, with Gemini at the base of the T-square there may be TWO ways ahead.

The malefics meet in Sagittarius
The benifics in Virgo.

You can use them both.

Which avenue do you choose?
Who to believe in?

Believe in yourself.

Your journey, your story, your life!

Love YOU!!!!

XoX

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Friday August 19, 2016

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Who wants to sing the universe into being?
Zebra Finches! That’s who.

Likely other birds as well! Why should Finches alone control their offspring?

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In a universe with no beginning or end our perceptions of what is possible dilate. All matter seems to be alive and we are surrounded. Commingling our energy, a la schrodinger’s cat

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Pisces Moon today. Plenty of dreamy flux, some anxious instability, (how to judge the situation?) all mixed with a little pain. We are used to that, though comfortable with it would be a stretch.

The weekend looks promising, the Moon into Aries, picks up some fire and spreads it around.
When death and the tax man find you, you may as well be singing.
Play every day.

By Monday The Sun is in Virgo, and we begin to wring our hands over the outcomes, plot trajectories, and build a better mousetrap. While we do that, Mercury/Jupiter arranges good news to deliver over the next two weeks.
pro tip:
Some of it is a surprise.

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Love YOU!!!

XoX

So happy to live in the land of dreams.

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Aquarius Full Moon August 17-18, 2016

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In The Full Moon Zone!
Wake up Wake up!


After yesterdays meandering post, which conveyed, what? Stress maybe?
Fear?
Saturn/Neptune/Chiron?


Today’s Aquarius Moon brings clarity.

It will be Full at 25 degrees tomorrow night.

Uranus, ruler of Aquarius, always removes.
Saturn, the traditional ruler of Aquarius, structures.

Release and Awaken.
Let go of how things were supposed to be.

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You are a free individual in free world.

Whatever ways reality is keeping you prisoner, let go of the struggle against those circumstances.
Those difficult realities don’t need your support to stay in place.
They do just fine without you.
Let them go!

Sure, you might say ~ they are NOT going anywhere! That’s the problem. ~
What I am talking about is more subtle than that, release yourself from the fight.

Take back all your energy into yourself and USE IT!

Embrace the solutions that take you forward.
Unencumbered.

FREE

Here is the strategy for August and September:

Virgo the details,
+ The strength of Sag. Mars/Saturn is ours to use.

Military grade planing. Tactics.
Use your time to achieve your goals.
Dig in, don’t withdraw.

Show up for your life!
You can’t do this without you!

Remember that noodle video I posted yesterday?

That really is the full message of how you handle your Full Moon clarity.
Take the message you receive, (you totally will get one,) take that and use it as the raw material that you are going to bring through a series of steps that transform it from a mass of undifferentiated matter with potential, into something definite, refined, and specific.

Feel your feelings, and let them go, if you find a tool, use it.

You are made of light!

There will be choices, stages, obstacles, keep faith in yourself, your genius, your story line, your heroism, keep moving, keep your goals in mind.

Listen Up:


I Love YOU!!!!!

XoX

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The Trials of August Part 2

To read The Trials of August part 1, CLICK HERE

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Just hang on a little bit longer.
This is not about all your worst fears coming true.

It just seems like that.

It may even seem like that a lot.
Is the powerlessness fiesta is coming to an end?

To activate your luck, Talk to people.
talk to people you know, and don’t know.

It may take until the Aries/Uranus/Moon combo trines the Sun, and Mercury conjuncts Jupiter on the 22nd,
or
even another 2 weeks until we have passed through the nearly unimaginable New Moon in Virgo on September 1st, and put the Saturn/Mars conjunction behind us, and see Saturn advance from 9 to 10 degrees.

Likely it’s not all one sweeping event,
likely there are steps you take that uhhh, lead to a sweeping event…

This is complex astrology!

People with heavy mutable placements are not going out of August the same as they went in.
Pisces, Virgo, Sagittarius, Gemini, this means you!

Skill, luck, patience, discipline and that malleable trickster, judgment.

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As I write this, a large work crew of men are standing on ladders propped against my apartment building, and they are grinding the lead paint off the building with angle grinders.
It’s a little loud.
It’s a lot loud. You couldn’t be sure of what I was saying even if I shouted.
A test of my focus?
A headache generation machine?

Can we communicate?

Everything comes complete with difficulties
that’s what happens when Mars/Saturn squares the North Node.

You don’t get it without a struggle.
Doesn’t mean you don’t get it.

Certain conditions may have to be met.

Effort.
Do you want it?
and if so, can you afford to get it?

At those prices?
With that cost?

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Where is success in this equation?

Watch as the bottom line slides around, perhaps seemingly slipping into a hell zone.
Howev, there are choreographed gifts on the way, it’s just that you have to play your part to receive them, now nothing comes without strings. Who is going to help?

When a choice seems so narrow, do you take it, or hope for something better?

Use logic, what happens now is time sensitive, reach to coordinate with people who might help you.
You aren’t meant to handle this alone. Harmony might be a stretch, take functionality for the win.

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The combination of void, or lack, and a deep urgency is unsettling.
You are right that things can’t go on like this, and right again that they won’t.
The choices you make in August and September set the next layer of your life in motion.
Make them as practical as possible.

Panic is not your friend.

To do:
network.

Not to do:
grasp at straws,
but really, how can you tell the difference?

You have to shake the tree until the fruit falls off, but does that mean it won’t be ripe?

You are being asked to work hard and cooperate with an unpredictable God.
Circle the 25th of August as a Mutable Grand Cross, with
Communication by squirrel message = a Gemini Moon delivery system!
it’s day to watch, but no single day here stands on it’s own.

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You can’t tell this story in fragments because it is MADE of fragments.
A linear mosaic, with somehow brittle and morphing parts.
You don’t want to make the wrong move, particularly when there is money at stake, fear of loss!
Fear of utter disaster.

It becomes clear tho, for some of this, it’s now or never
and with Time as a factor, our story develops.

The Mars/Saturn conjunction square our Virgo planets sets up a level of frustration.
Jupiter/Venus/Mercury does want to give good news.
And it will.
Unavoidable Virgoic blessings and opportunities amidst the whiplash.
There is growth as well as loss.

Let’s take a moment to be happy about that.
Whew!

The good IS real, as real as the difficulty and can’t be discounted.
It’s not all here yet, for the Earth signs, for the Water signs, for Virgo

it seems like nothing is happening, but then…
something arrives that was needed.

For Pisces, Sagittarius, Gemini, and Virgo, and people who have planets in those signs,
before the next two months are over, you will have experienced some epic life alterations,
with blessings among them.
Meanwhile everyone juggles, and it does take both hands.

PLUS, Virgo guarantees there will be paperwork.

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Mercury goes retro on the 30th.
Try to complete biz plans or paperwork ahead of time,
and yet it’s complicated, the new Moon Eclipse on September 1st seems to deal in part with taking care of unresolved left over issues.

Virgo is the sign of the magician,
It’s as though we see the mechanical side of making magic.
We get something, but we work for it, and there is loss involved as well.
Jupiter in Virgo ends, Jupiter in Libra begins.

August 15/16 is Venus on the North Node, the 17/18 is our Full Moon, Aquarius/Leo.
There is a surprise embedded in the DNA of the Lunation.
I can’t tell you what it is, because the random factor is stratospheric.

You then have to feed your new knowledge/circumstance through the practicality virgometer.
Eye of the needle shiz, but people thread them all the time,

with help.


Love YOU!!!!

XoX

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August 11, 2016

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Nobody, no situation is perfect, and as Bei Dao reminds us, ‘life’s on loan’.

His face always gives me a lot of comfort, the way he seems to look determined without looking worried. Serious not closed-minded. I credit his love of abstraction to authenticity, listening for the inner resonances, reflected prismatic internal rhythms, accurate descriptive dissonance, like his love of Jazz.

Bei Dao was my favorite poet for so long, that I once opened a poem with the line “Bei Dao is my god of poetry”
What is the use of heroes, if not to show us what may be possible?
We keep them at arms length in order to continue to see the vision, not confuse it with the human.

These are Virgo/Pisces problems, and to a lesser extent Leo/Aquarius.
Artistic vision as inspiration, the humbleness of actually being alive.

Neptune on the South Node, the Moon itself about to run into Mars/Saturn in Sagittarius.
Don’t make a bad thing worse when what you need is withheld or denied.
There is a seriousness to the proceedings and what you want and need may not be simultaneously possible.

Material practical difficulties designed to bring you to the edge of your tolerance.
Simple successes mixed in with larger uncertainties

~ A New Century

in love with glory the earth grows dark
reading the lights of a concrete
book, we read truth

solid gold bombs detonate
and we are glad to be victims
showing our wounds to the others

when archeologists discover
a photo negative ghost of the era
a child grabs it, saying no

it’s history won’t let us fly
it’s birds won’t let us walk
it’s legs won’t let us dream

it’s our giving birth to ourselves
it’s birth
– Bei Dao ~

Give it a minute, the rest of your life will not be forecast from this moment.
Rather we pass through like colored light.

What was possible once will become impossible, what was impossible an ordinary task.

~ Apple and Brute Stone

in the prayer ceremony of ocean
a storm bows down

stone watches over May in vain
guarding against that green contagion

as the four seasons take turns axing huge trees
stars try to recognize the road

a drunk using that talent for balance
breaks out from the time-siege

a bullet soars through the apple
life’s on loan

-Bei Dao translated by David Hinton ~

Love YOU!!!!

XoX

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p.s.

Bei Dao is a Leo Sun.

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Looking Ahead to Saturn Direct

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The big news is that Saturn goes direct at 9 degrees Sagittarius on the evening of the 12th of August.

It’s his MASSIVE role in a very divided sky that makes it more of a pivot than usual.
Without listing planet after planet, let’s say that he is directly impacting everyone except Pluto, & indirectly impacting Pluto. So that’s everyone and everything.

What will Mars/Saturn in Sagittarius permit?
Initially, not much. You have to wait.

If I tell you that sacrifices will be made, I expect you to respond with
~ don’t I know it! ~

Neptune and the Benefics is/are not only the name of my new rock band,
they also stand holding the door open on the Virgo/Pisces axis as an avenue of slim but probable possibility.

Saturn direct will show you the direction.
A path is in the works.

The manner in which Jupiter/Venus/Mercury finishes out the end of August/beginning of September doesn’t describe failure, but all the same, what we have: an extended Venus/Saturn square is painful, and that Mars/Saturn conjunction is no joke.

Yes it will all, or much of it, be better in Libra, but the short answer is that we are called on to fix this first.
Pluto sends extra power to the Virgo pile up.

Plenty of tension today. But you begin to see how it’s unlikely to last forever.
If you are waiting on someone or something to open up, if you need an avenue to succeed, a way to take the next step, a chance… most likely, won’t turn around today, but there IS something, watch, wait, listen, ask, move the puzzle in your mind freely, and look for the opening. Someone wants to help you, somehow, awkwardly, under duress, and ever a challenge, is there a way you might help them too?

If you are longing for progress you may begin to see how it could shift, and soon.
All the same, Saturn will be well advanced into October before he stops questioning every move, and distributing a laundry list of fears and problems before you even begin.

Pursue your goals, key word :::flexibly:::
The angel is in the details here, so watch them if you want to fly.
…and the devil?

There he is, angry, stubborn, cavalier, pompous, judgemental.
To win, take the high road, humbly, patient, nothing to prove,

Infinitely willing to do it over,
to keep track of the minutia,
helpful and sincerely asking for help wherever you need it.
Go ahead and over-explain.

Be yourself. Unapologetically
Show your cards.


Love YOU!!!!

XoX

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The Trials of August

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Ok, that New Moon in Leo was not as much fun as I wanted it to be.
There were a LOT of flies in a lot of ointment, and most of them are still there.

S L O W

and honestly, more than a little gross courtesy of Pluto inconjunct the Sun and trine Mercury.

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Is the impending Mars/Saturn conjunction of August 22/23 already saying no to what seem perfectly rational solutions?

Or
is that conjunction the axe we are going to use to hack our way to the next level?
I mean if it doesn’t hack us first?

Wait! There is something else that could be of use.
On August 12 Saturn goes direct.

Authority moves ahead.
Still in a mutable T-Square, Saturn at 9 degrees Sagittarius squares Virgo Mercury, Venus, & Jupiter, and the North Node, as well as Pisces Chiron, & Neptune.
Saturn Square Neptune is a confusion factory!

Also on the 12th Saturn loosely trines Uranus and the Sun,
but you know what kind of it looks like?

It looks like trying to get something off the ground
and having the door nearly slam in your face when you know it shouldn’t.
It looks like death by minutia.

Does this mean every effort will fail?
Not really.

It may go through.

Venus is in Virgo now.
She is going to find practical ways to help, to pry open the door.
Work for it. That’s what you do. There is nothing beneath you now. You will do it all.*

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Of course, it’s all a little haywire at the moment.

If it means 15 million phone calls and emails, and errands just be willing to make them.
Virgo the f*ck out. While letting go of the outcome. This is some complicated Zen to work correctly.
Part of what it means is that there may be no ~ magic ~ carrying things through, or lets put it a different way.
YOU are the magic!
Humility is needed for this one.

Synchronicity might possibly be on vacation.
But help should be available.

Neptune is involved, but possibly as a disappearer rather than a magician.
That god is a wildcard…
Cross your fingers, hope for the best.

August 14th through the 18th Uranus trines the Sun,

is it a lucky break that Mars/Saturn sets in Stone, and Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, brings to life?
Not impossible, but all potentials must pass through the Saturn square Neptune delivery system.

The culmination of that moment is a little Full Moon Eclipse on August 17/18th at 25 degrees Leo/Aquarius,
and as this happens, the place to watch is Virgo, yes all planets are getting the Saturn treatment:
but as Jupiter prepares to leave Virgo, he will enlist Venus and Mercury for some gift distribution.
There should be rewards along with the punishments.

Additionally there is a solid blast of random, Uranian. Zap then Zap again.
It could be helpful.

You are not about to fall into the abyss. Everything you have worked for is not about to be obliterated.
Or is it?
No it’s really not. But this is a test, and you will be fully tested.
It’s a close shave, not a severed artery.

For people with mid-degree mutable planets, (that means you: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces)
money, success, opportunity, stability, it all has the potential to end in disaster.

If that’s not a motivator, I don’t know what is.
Don’t give up, don’t walk away.

Stay with it, things really are about to change. when every drop of blood has been squeezed out we all become rainbows.
No. I mean we are working on making a new foundation that we will build the next seven years of our lives on, and when you see it that way, it only makes sense that it takes time, and as in Cinderella, not every shoe will fit.

We are surrounded by ghosts this month. The circumstances and people we feel we are done with, but who, one way or another are not done with us. They remind us that dues must now be paid now, once again, in order to move on. It’s the set up, and that always costs you, right?

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The lesson in the trials of August?
Do what you can. As quickly as you can, without any particular hope.
Don’t expect good luck, but all the same, ask for what you really want, take the steps, make the effort. Do the homework.

If you take a chance at all, make it on your conservative best option.

This August Jupiter wraps up his tour of Virgo, what will he offer you?
They are the little things that mean a lot.
Health, Pets, Paperwork, the ability to work at all.
The pressurized pile up of Virgo planets will have something positive and lasting as we move into September.
Jupiter begins then in Libra, ruled by Venus at home by then in it’s own sign. (Libra)

So what was the purpose of the New Moon in Leo?
To bring new (panicked) energy to the crisis’ at hand?
I think more than anything, to reboot in order to have the strength to attack what we have before us.
To connect with the part of you that can laugh and love under any circumstances?

Could be…

don’t give up!!!


Love YOU!!!!

XoX

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*AND you will be reminded of the powers you don’t have.
Saturn’s gift after all = the rules, the structure, THE LIMITS.
Which freedoms can not be taken?
The freedoms that prisoners possess.
For real. Your mind = you world

p.s.
a perfect thought from Wislawa Szymborska:

Here

I can’t speak for elsewhere,
but here on Earth we’ve got a fair supply of everything.
Here we manufacture chairs and sorrows,
scissors, tenderness, transistors, violins,
teacups, dams, and quips.

There may be more of everything elsewhere,
but for reasons left unspecified they lack paintings,
picture tubes, pierogies, handkerchiefs for tears.

Here we have countless places with vicinities.
You may take a liking to some,
give them pet names,
protect them from harm.

There may be comparable places elsewhere,
but no one thinks they’re beautiful.

Like nowhere else, or almost nowhere,
you’re given your own torso here,
equipped with the accessories required
for adding your own children to the rest.
Not to mention arms, legs, and astounded head.

Ignorance works overtime here,
something is always being counted, compared, measured,
from which roots and conclusions are then drawn.

I know, I know what you’re thinking.
Nothing here can last,
since from and to time immemorial the elements hold sway.

But see, even the elements grow weary
and sometimes take extended breaks
before starting up again.

And I know what you’re thinking next.
Wars, wars, wars.
But there are pauses in between them too.
Attention!—people are evil.
At ease—people are good.
At attention wastelands are created.
At ease houses are constructed in the sweat of brows,
and quickly inhabited.

Life on Earth is quite a bargain.
Dreams, for one, don’t charge admission.
Illusions are costly only when lost.
The body has its own installment plan.

And as an extra, added feature,
you spin on the planets’ carousel for free,
and with it you hitch a ride on the intergalactic blizzard,
with times so dizzying,
that nothing here on Earth can even tremble.

Just take a closer look:
the table stands exactly where it stood,
the piece of paper still lies where it was spread,
through the open window comes a breath of air,
the walls reveal no terrifying cracks
through which nowhere might extinguish you.

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New Moon In Leo August 2, 2016

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The New Moon in Leo seems to arrive because we need it. If we can’t renew our lives now, we will have to throw out the whole world for being chaotic and disgusting.
I mean

The Saturn/Neptune square promised disillusionment and delivered.
ummm..thanks planets?

Vitality, sympathy, patience, hope.
Let’s have some now.

Easy to be angry, and you are not wrong, but how will it help you?

I would be lying if I described the next three years as a much needed respite.
There is no way to prepare yourself, particularly when the earth may be melting beneath your feet.
Natural rules seem to be suspended and a sea red with the blood of innocents is about to boil.
::: coughs :::

I mean, we have certainly arrived at an unstable juncture that will not be quickly resolved.

So what then?
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How to be radiant in a world delirious with nightmare and tedium?
When the banality of evil has risen once again,

Connect with yourself from the inside out.
Unafraid to make a mistake, but not in a hurry to make one either.
Mars arrives at Sagittarius & moves ahead. Faith in Action

Enjoy the Sun. Use your creative impulse, build what feeds you and those you love.
Say yes if your moment arrives! You may have to meet it halfway, or even further on, still worth it.

If you have no perspective, try to need none;
when you know that you don’t know, best to err in fairness.

Saturn trines the lunation, and Neptune makes an inconjunct.
Our mutable T-square increases: Mercury/Saturn/Neptune.

Is this about making dreams come true?!
It’s real! Is it real? It’s real!

It is actually real, but objectivity is a nonissue, we know that we don’t have it.
So what IS the it?!

You’ll find out, or create it!

Responsibility is rewarded.
Something could begin now, that lasts a very long time.

A series of steps, they seem to be stone, & participants whether aware or unknowing begin beneficial long term situations.
A chance with ramifications!

There is a wild surge of freedom, Mars in Sagittarius! A revolutionary spark that aims to conquer the very goals that have been dogging us. Frustration meets dedication. We might hear some good news! Good new that arrives as a challenge.
The new start is not an easy one, but it is impassioned.

Begin something you want to last, An aspect to Lilith suggests the outsider, the wildcard.
Don’t forget, it’s your life. Irreplaceable.

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Love YOU!!!!

XoX

Nothing’s A Gift

Nothing’s a gift, it’s all on loan.
I’m drowning in debts up to my ears.
I’ll have to pay for myself
with my self,
give up my life for my life.

Here’s how it’s arranged:
The heart can be repossessed,
the liver, too,
and each single finger and toe.

Too late to tear up the terms,
my debts will be repaid,
and I’ll be fleeced,
or, more precisely, flayed.

I move about the planet
in a crush of other debtors.
Some are saddled with the burden
of paying off their wings.
Other must, willy-nilly,
account for every leaf.

Every tissue in us lies
on the debt side.
Not a tentacle or tendril
is for keeps.

The inventory, infinitely detailed,
implies we’ll be left
not just empty-handed
but handless, too.

I can’t remember
where, when, and why
I let someone open
this account in my name.

We call the protest against this
the soul.
And it’s the only term
not included on the list.

—Wislawa Szymborska, from The End And The Beginning, 1993

p.s.

The photos of Night Blooming Ceres up top, and the active volcano are by David Ulrich Seriously, WOW!

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July 28, 2016

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Reckless? Or afraid to be reckless?

Restless, and unsure of the antidote?

Sure there is no antidote?

Don’t freeze up.
Connect with your body, your breathing, maybe with someone else’s body too,
sex, but not only sex, the squeeze of a hand or a shoulder, A hug when you need it. The touch of an animal you live with, a cat or dog so excited to see you that they must make contact.

The world around you is infinitely alive, and you are alive within it.

Gemini Moon today
by tomorrow we will see a Mutable Grand Cross that pulls us in all directions Moon/Saturn/Neptune/South and North Nodes.
How to process the past and arrive in the present?

The feeling of being pulled apart. Smothered and dissolved, starved and overfed.
Watching history repeat, amid an alien landscape.

What do you owe?
Emotional responsibility. practical costs,
Dreams that die when you shine a light on them, and hard work that wins out, slowly slowly,
but the life that spins around you is not slow.

A fixed Scorpio Mars square Leo Mercury, with Uranus involved suggests a sudden fight with no winners
It won’t have to play that way, Uranus acts as a mediator, a way out, a release, sending a wake up trine to Venus/Mercury.
Solutions are possible.
You’ll know them because they give you life.
A sense of freedom and warmth, Wake up!

Uranus is working with extra power as he stations to retreat,

Saturn stabilizes the Sun.
A limit that is beneficial.
Structure.

~ In summer, waiting for night, we’d pose against the afterglow on corners, watching traffic cruise through the neighborhood. Sometimes, a car would go by without its headlights on and we’d all yell, “Lights!”

“Lights!” we’d keep on yelling until the beams flashed on. It was usually immediate – the driver honking back thanks, or flinching embarrassed behind the steering wheel, or gunning past, and we’d see his red taillights blink on.

But there were times – who knows why? – when drunk or high, stubborn, or simply lost in that glide to somewhere else, the driver just kept driving in the dark, and all down the block we’d hear yelling from doorways and storefronts, front steps, and other corners, voices winking on like fireflies: “Lights! Your lights! Hey, lights!~
– Stuart Dybek

Love YOU!!!!

XoX

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