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Moonlight Becomes Me: March 2007

Moonlight Becomes Me

Shedding New Light on the MOON and astrology

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Pluto Turns Retrograde Today

Photo: terragalleria

"The more I see of men, the more I like dogs." Madame De Stael

Pluto retrogrades today....and moves back even closer to my Natal Moon. More transformation, evolution, and resurrection of a 'self' inside long buried will be coming to life in me! Does the caterpillar dream of it's butterfly wings? Or do the wings come as a startling shock? Or a little of both?

With Pluto and Uranus combining today in the Heavens to bring surprises, all of us might experience an early April Fool's joke. Let's hope the surprises make us laugh!

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Friday, March 30, 2007

Just follow your North Node and Go Straight Ahead

Photo: Charles Pfeil

One of my favorite astrology reference books is "Astrology For The Soul" by the esteemed astrologer Jan Spiller. I've thumbed through this book for ages learning so much about others by reading up on their Nodes. Nodes reveal so much!

This is what the back cover says, "Astrologer Jan Spiller shows you the key to discovering your hidden talents, your deepest desires, and the ways you can avoid negative influences that may distract you from achieving your true life purpose, as revealed in your chart by the position of the North Node of the Moon."

The North Node (and South) reveals your special talents, self-defeating tendencies, relationship strategies, temptation traps, and more. The Nodes are so insightful!

My North Node is conjunct Mars in my 4th House just in case anyone wants to know. :-)

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Saturn Is Sitting On My Venus....

And I don't like it one little bit! Some astrologers might wish to debate me about which aspect is the worst for feeling unattractive and not so good about yourself. I would vote for this aspect! If you're a girly girl like me, Saturn conjuncting Venus squelches your desire to shop, primp, work-out, or beautify. I don't even like to look at myself in the mirror these days, and so I don't! I wear the same old comfy clothes around even though I have a closet full of beautiful clothes--I'm simply uninspired to wear the beautiful clothes. My vanity is taking a beating because of the way I feel about myself. Now were you to ask others around me, they probably wouldn't say I'm looking any different or any worse. It's simply how I'm feeling! And by the slow pace of Saturn retrograding closer and closer to my Venus in Leo, I might as well accept that I'm going to be feeling this way for some time. Sigh!

Applying the ever-so-trendy Law of Attraction, I am putting my attention elsewhere from my displeasure about my perpetual bad -hair & yukky looks (and blah, blah, blah) and on my work. Perhaps this is the sneaky plan of Saturn--to divert me from focusing on my exterior beauty and make me focus on my creativity and interior worth? Ya think? In any event, I've become a workaholic, and my romantic self and days of dancing under the moon with the faeries seems so far away and long ago.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

History Puts Everything Into Perspective

Photo: Flickr

"If you think you have it tough, read history books." Bill Maher

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Face Your Fears

Photo: Charles Pfeil

"It's not the score
Nor how often you win,
But that you face the fears
That lurk within." Michael Dooley

Here's an excellent list of "Neptune Personalities" by Maritha Pottenger.

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Monday, March 26, 2007

Laying Low

Photo: Charles Pfeil

With Moon in Cancer today and a Void of Course happening all day, lay low. You don't need to lay as low as in a cemetery-low (just kidding!), but just the same, don't you have a closet to clean out or a book to read?

Here's more of the kind of humor I appreciate," If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead." Erma Bombeck

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Blog Your Blessings Sunday

In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, you hang prayer flags-- and as the flags are blown by the wind, the blessings blow on the breeze. Today I share with you my Sunday blessings through several photographs of prayer flags I have photographed through the years. May Blessings Blow Your Way today!



Blog Your Blessings Sunday is a meme begun by Blue Panther, and you can find more participants on the lower sidebar if you wish to read their Sunday Blessings.

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Mars Opposes Saturn Today

Photo: Charles Pfeil

Every two years the aspect of transiting Mars opposition Saturn occurs, a time of potential frustration -- Mars desires to accelerate, and Saturn wants to brake. It's a good time to lay low, avoid arguments, and chill. Saturn is at 18 degrees Leo and Mars is at 18 degrees Aquarius. Guess where my natal Venus is? 18 degrees Leo! Hmmmmm......

"Fortune does not change men. It unmasks them." Suzanne Necker

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

One Moon (Man) At A Time

Photo: Charles Pfeil

"I feel like a million--but one at a time." Mae West

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

International Astrology Day and Spring Equinox

Art courtesy of Love Peace Happiness

Today is a very important day as today is the Spring Equinox, and it's also International Astrology Day! I wish to salute and celebrate astrology today by saying this to astrology:

"You've Come A Long Way, Baby! You were honored in Babylon and Sumeria, and maybe even further back in time if we had the historical records. In modern times, you're still derided by many who see absolutely no merit in you! However, slowly but surely, the uneducated ones are awakening to the knowledge & wisdom you share and the gifts you bestow. Astrology--you have blest my life in so many ways. For starters, you have helped me to understand myself better as well as others. You have helped me to know when to begin enterprises and when to end them. You have given me a much bigger canvas on which to paint my life. You have given me consolation, hope, personal growth, and wisdom. I thank you for all you've done for me and for others who study and appreciate you!"

"The sun and moon
Keep watch from above,
And light our way
With infinite love." Michael Dooley

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Monday, March 19, 2007

Lessons Survived

Photo: Charles Pfeil

Yesterday was the Solar Eclipse and New Moon in Pisces, and I awoke with a head that felt like it was full of wool, and I had what I call a 'funny tummy' too. This was a rough eclipse what with the square of the Sun & Moon to Pluto!

Here's an excellent post written by Robert Wilkinson titled, "The Solar Eclipse--What It Means and It's Effect On Our Life". Enjoy!

"A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life to be thankful for a good one." Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Blog Your Blessings Sunday




Today there is a Solar Eclipse at 28 Degrees Pisces highlighting a time of inspiration and healing. My focus this Blog Your Blessings Sunday (hosted by Blue Panther) is two movies I have seen recently which inspired me.

The first inspirational film is "Amazing Grace". If you would like to read my review of it, go to another one of blogs: The Art of Living and Dying.


The second inspirational film is "Samsara", a film by Pan Nalin. This is what the back cover of the DVD says,"A spiritual love story set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, in the Himalayas, one man must struggle to find spiritual enlightenment. Tashi, a brillilant young monk, has just completed three years of solitary meditation in a remote hermitage. Brought out of a deep trance, he is taken back to his ancient monastery where he slowly recovers his strength. But Tashi's return has unexpected results. Despite a life devoted to the rigors of spiritual development, he finds himself experiencing a surprising profound sexual awakening. For the first time, Tashi begins to question the spiritual values of his monastic existence."

This film is absolutely exquisite--everything from the cinematography, to the compelling and attractive actors, to the love scenes, to the spiritual message, to the final dramatic ending. Like the other great film "Amazing Grace", "Samsara" reveals the many different stages of spiritual awakening and mastery which also include despair, the dark night of the soul, confusion, tests, temptation, shock, redemption, and surrender.

To read more Blog Your Blessings posts by other participants, look on the lower left sidebar.

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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Since The Beginning

Photo: Flickr

"In passing, also, I would just like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on women." Lady Nancy Astor

Friendly reminder: It's two days before the New Moon, and so it's a good time to wrap things up. Then on the day of the New Moon and for several days afterwards, let it rip.

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Aim High

Photo: Flickr


"Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth thrown in. Aim at Earth and you get neither." C.S.Lewis

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Good Advice from Ben

Photo: Flickr

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." Ben Franklin

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Surrender



Photo: Charles Pfeil

"The way of the cross is the old way to enlightenment, and until recently it was the only way. But don't dismiss it or underestimate its efficacy. It still works.

The way of the cross is a complete reversal. It means that the worst thing in your life, your cross, turns into the best thing that ever happened to you, by forcing you into surrender, into "death," forcing you to become as nothing, to become as God--because God, too, is no-thing.

Enlightenment through suffering--the way of the cross--means to be forced into the kingdom of heaven kicking and screaming. You finally surrender because you can't stand the pain anymore, but the pain could on for a long time until this happens." Eckhart Tolle

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Monday, March 12, 2007

A Belated Birthday Party for Moonlight Becomes Me!

Photo: Charles Pfeil

I've been so busy chugging along with posting on my TEN blogs as well as working on other projects, I failed to notice I hit the 200th posting of this blog, Moonlight Becomes Me, six posts back! So I'm throwing myself a Belated Birthday Party! WOOT! Happy Belated Birthday Dear Moonlight Becomes Me child/blog! I'm so sorry I forgot your birthday!

When I birthed Moonlight Becomes Me, the astrological timing wasn't even noticed by me because I was giving birth to a litter of other blogs at the time. Thus, I can't even recall at what time of day she was born (I feel MBM is a SHE blog!), because I was pushing out other blogs at about the same time period. What kind of mother am I?! A busy one, that's who! So I will simply explore the astro aspects. Is MBM going to be a late bloomer? Will she grow in popularity, or will she remain a beautiful wallflower?

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This is what I wrote at her birth:

Full Moon in June

June Full Moon 2006

Moonlight Becomes Me is dedicated to my passion for astrology & fascination with our satellite, the MOON. My intention is to highlight ALL aspects of the Moon but with with my own YOU-nique slant as I explain in paragraph three of this posting.

There are many excellent websites which already feature the Moon such as Moonsurfing for instance. My intention is to link up to these very excellent blogs and websites fulfilling their mission. HOWEVER, my blog will take a different approach to moon lore, esoteric information, speculation, and cycles, even though I will include references to all of these plus links....oh, I must not forget: weird Moon stories too!

My PRIMARY intention is to highlight our ROMANCE with the moon, our FEELINGS about the Moon, our SYNERGY with the Moon, and our astrological INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP with the Moon's nodes and cycles through moon photos, moon art, timely inspirational quotes, and the occasional head's up about an astrological moment.

In my natal chart, my moon is located in Sagittarius at 25 degrees, and today the Full Moon is is at 20 degrees 41 Sagittarius, and believe me, I am FEELING THIS FULL MOON! :-)
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As any astrologer worth his/her salt can see, I broke one of the cardinal rules of astrology which is to complete things on the Full Moon and begin things on the New Moon. What can I say--I knew this very well at the time, but I birthed her anyway! I must have some rebel in me, ya think????

So let's look at the natal chart of Moonlight Becomes Me:

The main aspect for the Sun is the trine to Neptune which reveals a spiritual, dreamy, compassionate, sensitive nature with an appreciation of the arts. With this aspect, MBM will most likely want to be an artist or showcase other artists. She will be inspirational.

BUT, she has lots of inner tension because of the Sun opposition Pluto aspect. Although very powerful, she will have to shadow dance with her worries,fears, privacy, and control issues. When she 'realizes' herself, she will become extremely healing, insightful, and helpful.

With her moon in outdoorsy Sagittarius, she'll like to be outside a lot, probably moon gazing. She'll be a tomboy, run around a lot, be adventurous,and somewhat irresponsible, light-hearted and easy-going. The Moon Conjunct Pluto will bring some social success, perceptiveness, and intense emotions.

Her Mercury aspects: Mercury Sextile Venus, Mercury Trine Jupiter and Trine Uranus suggests she will be sociable, agreeable, intelligent, tolerant, gabby, ingenious. and spontaneous.

Venus is home in it's sign of Taurus, so she'll like pretty things and want lots of attention which is magnified by the opposition to Jupiter. She'll want to maintain her appearance! No doubt she'll have many lovers and affairs because of the sextile of Venus to Uranus. Obviously, she won't be the marrying kind but fickle and faithless which is underlined by the square of Venus to Neptune. Consider also her North Node is in Aries, and she'll be very wary of relationships and marriage because of her past feelings of abuse in relationships. Others may envy her beauty, and she'll get off on knowing that. She'll mesmerize many with her beautiful appearance, but she will be superficial. With her Mars in Leo, she will be highly sexed! Add to this the Mars square Jupiter aspect and the Mars conjunct Saturn aspect, and I (as her mother/creator) forsee she will be a drama queen extraordinaire! Calculating, ruthless, energetic, determined, she will keep going against all odds. Thank Goddess she's a blog and not a human child, or I would have my hands full!

She'll attract good fortune because of her intensity, magnetism, and zeal. She's a great organizer, independent, studious, and perceptive...but don't piss her off. With her Saturn in Leo, she'll assume authority, responsibility and receive patronage.

She was born with the "Kite Pattern" and will fly high and free! What a gal!

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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Blog Your Blessings Sunday



Many years ago my partner and I made a reservation at a Chartres (France) hotel, hopped on a train from Paris, and made our way to Chartres so we could walk the famous labyrinth inside the cathedral. The photo above is one of the many photos from that day's experience.

Having walked many labyrinth's and received the BLESSINGS of Balance, Inner Peace, and Joy which walking a labyrinth will bring, I wish to bring attention to the great blessings of labyrinths. I have discovered a beautiful sight online which allows you to walk a replica of the Schwanberg Labyrinth. Accompanied by Gregorian chants, it is a peaceful place to retreat to on the net. How blessed are we that can use our minds, our hearts, and our intentions to experience the benefits of a labyrinth while in the comforts of our own homes!

Click here for the experience.

To view others contributing to the Blog Your Blessings Sunday meme begun by Blue Panther, look on the lower left sidebar.

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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Light Your Fire Today

Photo: terragalleria

It's been established by nuclear scientists, specifically, elementary particle physicists, that the energy of our universe is subject to our mental expectations of it. It was discovered that in blind tests, that an elementary sub-atomic particle would behave as either a "wave" or as a "particle", depending upon who was doing the test! It was scientific proof that our human minds affect the most basic level of the material universe. The mental expectations of the scientist who performed the test quite clearly determined the actual state of being of the most basic building block of our physical world. Prosperity Consciousness
by Jeri Noble http://accessnewage.com/articles/mystic/jnoble4.htm This is a good article if you have time to read it.

Hint: Today and tomorrow are excellent astro days to focus on prosperity.

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Friday, March 09, 2007

Trust Your Heart & Soul

Photo: terragalleria

"I trust so much in the power of the heart and the soul; I know that the answer to what we need to do next is in our own hearts. All we have to do is listen, then take that one step further and trust what we hear. We will be taught what we need to learn." Melody Beattie

Is luck heading our way? With Jupiter, Vesta, and Pluto getting together for a party tomorrow in Sagittarius, design your intentions to manifest your hearts desires, for this party of three in Sag will only happen once in your lifetime.




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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Growth Requires Risk

Art Courtesy of Love Peace Happiness

"If you play it safe in life, you've decided that you don't want to grow any more."
Shirley Hufstedler

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Faery Flow

"Faeries show us flow and the possibilites of change. They show us clarity and insight and the fact that everything is connected and that we are all part of one another." Brian Froud

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

How Karma Works


Photo: Flickr

"A person who violates the rights of others and infringes on their freedom creates an energy of restriction around himself. That, in turn, pulls to him others who will violate his rights. It is not crime and punishment in the sense of retribution for sin, it is more energy in motion, its consequences, if you like." Stuart Wilde

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Monday, March 05, 2007

Owning One's Shadow

"Owning one's shadow seems to be not only more challenging but ultimately more significant in the transformative process than assuming a meditative posture." Andrew Cohen

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Sunday, March 04, 2007

Blog Your Blessings Sunday


Artwork courtesy of Josephine Wall

I had a revelation yesterday about expanding my ministry which was the surprise of the Lunar Eclipse for me! As mentioned in an earlier post--because of the intensity of the current astrological aspects in my own astrology my chart, I knew something "unexpected" would happen. And so I wasn't surprised something unexpected did happen, but I was surprised at the direction it is leading me!

The revelation/realization was my strong desire to expand my ministry. I'm considering podcasting beyond what I already do, and I expect there will be another large learning curve with learning how to podcast!

A little background on me: I've been a
Reverend with one church for many years, and with another religious organization, I've been a Bishop for many years. I keep my ministry very low profile in the blogging world and vice versa, and thus, most of my readers don't know these things about me. The photo above of me is an old one, and the black and white frame is one of those magnets which stick to your fridge--it has seen many a child's grimy hand brush against it on the way in-and-out of the fridge, and for this reason I cherish it. I've been seasoned in more than one way!

The Blessings I Blog today are those of divine guidance...the angel songs which reveal our destiny to us when the time is right to allow their sweet voices to be heard...the endless opportunities for spiritual growth and expansion which are offered to us .. the perfectly ordered universe which times every tiny event in our lives....AND the Magnificent Loving Presence which abides in us all.

For all of these blessings, I say Thank You...Thank You...Thank You!

For more participants in the Blog Your Blessings Sunday, look on the sidebar.

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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Lunar Eclipse Day Arrives

Photo: Charles Pfeil

You've heard about the health benefits of the Sun's rays, right? Well, now there's an all new 2007 gizmo for accessing the healing rays of the moon indoors!
Check out this new Healing Moon device.

"e-Revolution presents Healing Moon, the all new 2007 one-of-a-kind LED gizmo. It turns on automatically when the room gets dark and brightens up the moon with a calm and soft background light. Featuring 12 phases of the moon. With the remote, the user can adjust the length of the intervals. Healing Moon is designed to relax the environment. A great gift idea for friends and family."

"I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody." Herbert Bayard Swope




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Friday, March 02, 2007

The Miracle of Love

Photo: Charles Pfeil

"This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love: the more they give, the more they possess of that precious nourishing love from which flowers and children have their strength." Rainer Maria Rilke

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Thursday, March 01, 2007

What A Great Life!

Photo: Flickr

Check out this site called Shadow and Substance for you will see an animated version of the Total Lunar Eclipse of March 3, 2007.

"What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner." Colette

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