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Moonlight Becomes Me: August 2007

Moonlight Becomes Me

Shedding New Light on the MOON and astrology

Friday, August 31, 2007

An Astrology Experiment



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I almost posted about the chart I drew up for the actor Owen Wilson today, but I decided not to post about this matter for several reasons. Instead, I'm going to share a little experiment I tried today, and if it turns out positive, then maybe there's some truth to what I read.

I can't locate the web address for the following quote right now, but I'm still looking. When it turns up as I'm sure it will, I'll return to this post and give credit to the website. Normally I'm very organized, but I'm prepping for a long trip and thus, I'm a bit on overwhelm trying to complete everything before I depart. I won't be posting here for awhile, or if I do post, it will be random as computers or timing allows.

"Spottiswoode, writing in the Journal for Scientific Exploration in 1997, has found that doing psi tasks at times when the constellation Libra is overhead -- around 13:30 Local Sidereal Time (LST) -- seems to have a positive influence. Spottiswoode, a British-born physicist at the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory in Palo Alto, California, found in 2,483 ESP experiments in the US and Europe that subjects were significantly more successful at around this time. Why? No one knows -- but it seems to bear out.

If you want to check out this effect for yourself, be aware that sidereal time is not the same as clock time. In January it is around 6am, but it gets earlier by about two hours per month, so one must calculate the corresponding local time periods. You can calculate your Libra time calculations on this US Navy site: http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/sidereal.html."

So I entered an online contest at this time using the navy sidereal calculation. We shall see!

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the live you have imagined."
- Henry David Thoreau

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Full Lunar Eclipse On Maui

Photo: Charles Pfeil

Last night I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning observing the Full Lunar Eclipse which began at different times according to different sources, but close to midnight more or less. Since I had stayed up late the night before at a party, I was really pushing it to remain awake for a view of this eclipse. My partner crashed at 9 PM. There was zero Red Bull in the house, and so I had to call upon my angels and will power to remain awake.

However, once the slow blackening of the moon began, I was riveted to my chair by this spectacular show even if the show was a 90 minute slo-mo-show! None of my photos came out good enough to post, and had I read this, maybe they would have. Oh well! Next!

Various people describe the moon during a total lunar eclipse as blood-red or bright orange, but these aren't the colors I witnessed. I would describe the moon in Full Eclipse as a muddy orange with a faint outline of whitish light in one corner and a darker orange shadow on another side. The colors aren't what was impressive to me. It was the mystical vibe. Sitting outside on a warm Maui night and observing the Full Moon darken was intensely exciting.

I have to post about this Total Lunar Eclipse as the eclipse degree of 4+ degrees Virgo/Pisces impacted my Natal Mercury (the planet of communications) at 7 degrees Virgo in my 6th House of work! What more this total lunar eclipse will mean to me will be revealed in time I suppose!

Reading the profound astrology report about this eclipse from Planet Waves,"One dominant theme of this eclipse is about family relationships: the model we inherit from our parents, and which goes back about three generations. This is a theme of the minor planet Pholus (a centaur planet, much like Chiron), which is prominent in this chart. Pholus speaks of an emotional release: a release from those models, and into a new reality--sometimes with breathtaking speed." Read the full report from the link I gave you for a break-down of the eclipse in astro terms.

So keep reading this blog to see the results! :Smile:

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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Blog Your Blessings Sunday


Many blessings have come and continue to come to me from Kuan Yin, and this is why I've chosen the name of Kuanyin with which to blog. I feel that writing her name will inspire, purify, elevate, and assist others as well as be a constant reminder to me to embody her virtues. "Many believe that even the simple recitation of her name will bring her instantly to the scene." This quote is from this site.

May the Compassionate Kuan Yin enter your life and bless you as well. Namaste.

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Friday, August 24, 2007

Charts Don't Lie

Photo: Charles Pfeil

I recently did an astro chart for a friend who had met someone new--and there was va-va-voom chemistry going on between them. Yes, all the details were there in the chart to confirm this chemistry. Then I received a phone call several days later saying that the date she gave me for this man was wrong, and that she had been off by a year. So I went and re-did the chart.

However, upon looking at the new chart, my gut told me 'no, this chart isn't right', and so I told my friend to double-check and if need be triple-check the date. She did so after a bit of snooping and discovered the FIRST date was indeed the correct date!

All I can say is I'm happy my gut talks truth to me! If not, I would've spent a lot of time on working on a chart with the wrong data. I've been rankled before when given the wrong time for a chart, and one specific chart comes to mind. But that's another long, convoluted story which will eventually make it into The Book I'm Writing.

"Do, or do not. There is no try." Yoda

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Eclipse News



Photo: Charles Pfeil

This is what my vedic-astrology friend Craig emailed me today about eclipses!

"Next Tuesday, August 28, is a total lunar eclipse. Traditionally, eclipses are very good for doing spiritual practices. They are considered inauspicious for most other things, especially entering contracts or other agreements. If possible, take this time to rest and meditate. The lunar eclipse peaks at 5:37 am Central (US) time. It is a good idea to eat light or fast for three hours before and after the eclipse if possible. Throw out leftover food after the eclipse – do not eat it."

I didn't know this, did you?

"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do." Epictetus

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Actualizing With Lilith

Photo: Charles Pfeil

As a student of astrology, I'm always learning something new. Since the study and mastery of astrology could take anyone a lifetime, if I only learn a few new things daily, I'm cool with my slow and steady pace.

Yesterday I learned about Black Moon Lilith because I noticed that the transiting Black Moon Lilith is now conjunct my natal Black Moon Lilith. What does this conjunction mean I pondered? So I began my online research where I discovered some great links and information about Lilith.

First of all, there are THREE Lilith's, but the one most commonly used is the Apogee (Black Moon) Lilith. It's symbol is the crescent moon over a cross. Lilith has an impact on relationship dynamics and describes how & where we delete our delusions and actualize our true selves.

Here is some of the info I found about Lilith.

"Apogee Lilith is believed to be a point of instinctive and emotional intelligence, whereby individuals can gain contact with and feel their inner heartfelt truths and soul longings and passions. Since at Lilith the Moon is more distant from the Earth than usual, the Sun gains relative prominence, and Lilith is also associated with the unveiling of illusions, the illumination of self-defeating behaviour patterns, the exorcism of self-centred desires, and the coming into closer contact with Earth wisdom. A strongly placed Lilith favours art, creativity, detachment from social norms, emotional sensitivity and vulnerability, an uncompromising will, and unconventional relationships. Natal apogee Lilith retrograde is thought to offer past life indications judged by its sign and house placement."

Read more of the above about Lilith at this location.

This Lilith In The Signs site gives information about Lilith in the signs and houses.

"To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater." Bono - U2




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Monday, August 20, 2007

It's That Fabulous Sun-Saturn Hookup Time Again!



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Last night was when a bad vibe, a sense of portent, or trial and tribulation came to my attention. Being a sensitive, I often plug into the Big Picture and most of the time, I know the bad vibes I'm picking up-on don't anything to do with me or my family. It's more likely I'm tuning into the mass consciousness. So I went to bed early after mentioning my feelings to my partner. Off to dreamland was my escape from wondering what's going on.

This morning I decided to see what's happening in the heavens, and sure 'nuf, I see tomorrow's the day of the annual Sun-Saturn Hook-up, or as it is said in astrology: the conjunction! Can you feel it too?

If so, join with me in being extra silly, humorous, superficial, and full of levity during this astro weather/time to counteract this heaviness! We can balance the heaviness with our intentions. Isn't this what many spiritual teachers have been harping-on in the last years--our intentions and power to shift things? The Law of Attraction states that we get what we focus on, so for the next three days I'm going to focus on humor, fun, and joy. Phooey on the Sun-Saturn party. I'm going down the hall to the frat party. Anyone care to join me?

"Fear less, hope more;
Whine less, breathe more;
Talk less, say more;
Hate less, love more;
And all good things are yours."
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-Swedish Proverb

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Blog Your Blessings Sunday


What I was sharing this morning with my (small) congregation is that ideally the body works best when it's 70% alkaline and 30% acid. This alkaline/acid balance doesn't derive only from the foods we eat. Our emotions and thoughts contribute to the alkaline/acid of our systems.

Thus, we need to express our emotions in a healthy way and train our mind...this is really what yoga is all about---getting the body/mind/emotions yoked up and working together to BE whole and well. What a blessing it is to understand this and to know this balance is possible with effort on our part.

Many years ago I discovered what is called The Intenders Group online, and I signed up for their updates, etc. Today a very interesting one came into my email box, and I'll share a bit of it with you. I like the intention of setting up a Buffer Zone. What a blessing to have words of wisdom entering my life giving me new ideas and concepts!

"We in The Intenders have all had to deal with patience issues at one time or another, and the way we resolved them was to intend that we always have a "buffer zone" so that things come to us well before they were needed. Needless to say, we also had to learn to let go of our tendency to set time parameters and realize that the Universe often had different ideas about how long something was going to take than we did. But once we began to see our buffer zone intention work, our impatience lessened and we relaxed because we learned that everything is coming to us in its perfect, right timing.

My Intention for today is:

I Intend that I have a buffer zone so that things come to me well before they are needed."

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Friday, August 17, 2007

Don't Let The Door Hit You On The Way Out--The Venus Retro Snap

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It is well-known among astrologers that more relationships break up when Venus is retrograde as it is now. This Retrograde Venus will end September 8th which is 18 days away by my counting. Why am I counting? Because I'm wondering whom else is going to be a casualty in my world. Thus far, I've had TWO surprises with minor relationships ending!

Both of these 'endings' I didn't see coming. Isn't that always the way it is? Only in hindsight do you take into account that these relationships already had three strikes down and were simply waiting for the fourth one to arrive. However, since I have many relationships, the two minor relationships which needed to be deleted weren't ones I were paying much attention to as possible endings. And yet, end they must. I've made the decision to snip them.

With the snipping comes a snap! Yes, there's always that rubber-band snap when a relationship ends. This snap doesn't hurt for long. I've done cord-cutting before and been trained in several methods.

It's all good and oh so timely.

"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." John Lennon

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

It's a Mercury Kind Of Day


Photo: Charles Pfeil

Since I'm a Virgo, I naturally love lists, organization, and a perfect place for everything in my home. However, when I'm deep in creative throes, things frequently get misplaced or lost. And I've always told myself I should study mundane astrology so I could set up a chart as to discover where all the lost things go. But somehow I've never gotten to that study. Too busy!

I'm still amazed that in ONE week, I managed to loose TWO silver thumb rings! I never even felt them slipping off my fingers. (I wear a thumb ring to strengthen my will since the thumb is the finger of the will.)

Anyways...today is MY day because Mercury is conjunct the Sun today at 23 degrees Leo. Mercury is the ruler of Virgo. According to the astrologer Mark Lerner, "The eminent astrologers Dr. Edmund Jones and Dane Rudhyar would refer to this kind of alignment as a "Full Mercury". Mesmerizing insights and profound ideas that could change the course of civilization are being planted as seed within the human field of collective consciousness. Can you "pick" the winning revelation, and bring it to fruition as an invention, business project or solution to social dilemmas?"

Heck, yes! I'm also going to use this Mercury conjunction to discover all my lost items....at last! I'm going to study. I'm going to get even more organized. Mercury also rules the Trickster--I wonder what tricks I can pull out of my sleeves today....

"Knowledge of any kind ... brings about a change in awareness from where it is
possible to create new realities." Deepak Chopra

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Taking Chances With Tricky Timing



Photo: Charles Pfeil

Yesterday I looked over the astro aspects in the heavens, compared them to my own chart, and then went ahead and made a decision. Even though I wasn't THRILLED with the cards I had been dealt (the astro aspects), you gotta play 'em sometimes!

Let me lay it all out for you: yesterday there were FIVE planets in Leo, two of which were conjunct my natal Venus. Yesterday was a New Moon in Leo--traditionally a good time to begin new ventures.

HOWEVER, there were also these aspects which gave me second thoughts:

Mercury linking to Uranus (150-degree link)
Sun opposing Neptune
Venus in reverse conjunct Saturn (conjunct my natal Venus)

So what do I do? I go right ahead and play my hand and post a blog contest on my Who's Yo Mama blog offering the winner a $50 gift certificate. Was this a case of gambling for the fun of it? Or testing the astro waters? I guess you'd say I'm a natural born optimist or....well, why don't you share with me your thoughts?

"I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy." - JD Salinger

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Blog Your Blessings Sunday--New Moon in Leo




"Sophia!

You of the whirling wings,
circling, encompassing energy of God:
you quicken the world in your clasp.

One wing soars in heaven,
one wing sweeps the earth,
and the third flies all around us.

Praise to Sophia!
Let all the earth praise her!"

-Hildegard of Bingen

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Catch A Falling Star and Put It In Your Pocket...

and save it for a rainy day. This is what my partner needs to do this weekend of the finale of the Perseids Meteor Shower. He'll have lots of chances to see them because the moon won't be shedding its light, and we have a beautiful dark backyard in which to encamp, star gaze, and grab a falling star. With a predicted 60 meteors per hour flying past, hopefully we'll catch at least one.

Here's why we seriously need a lucky falling star: on Sunday the New Moon at 20 degees Leo will be opposing his Natal Sun conjunct transiting Neptune. This set-up sounds super challenging to me, and so a lucky star would be most helpful.

I'm out almost every night star gazing, and I did see ONE this week! What is it about seeing a shooting star? Something about seeing one makes you so happy! At least, this is the effect it has on me!

Here's the rest of the song from Lostpedia:

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Never let it fade away
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day

For love may come and tap you on the shoulder
Some starless night
Just in case you feel you wanna hold her
You’ll have a pocketful of starlight

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Never let it fade away
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day

For love may come and tap you on the shoulder
Some starless night
And just in case you feel you wanna hold her
You’ll have a pocketful of starlight

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Never let it fade away
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day

For when your troubles start multiplyin’
And they just might
It’s easy to forget them without tryin’
With just a pocketful of starlight

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Never let it fade away
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day

Save it for a rainy day



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Sunday, August 05, 2007

Blog Your Blessings Sunday


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It's nearly noon here on Maui, and I had intended to post way earlier than I am. But then LIFE took over....

I even discovered a great new blog in the process with the title, "Life's Weirder Than Fiction", and this title has become my theme of the day.

Here is just one little bit of the day's events: I was explaining the meaning of Eros (the asteroid) and how Eros impacts another in chart comparisons. When you see someone who is obsessed with another-- even if it's a business or a project--Eros aspects are inevitably discovered. As I was writing about Eros in charts, I heard a knock on the door...a very light knock. I wasn't expecting anyone, but I broke away from my writing to answer the door.

There stood a woman in a red dress with a copy of the publication, "Awake!" in her hand prepared to give me her spiel. The title on the cover is, "Instinct Guides Birds--What Guides Man?" She flipped open this small pamphlet to refer to certain biblical quotes:

"The heart is more treacherous than anything else and is desperate. Who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9

"He that is trusting in his own heart is stupid, but he that is walking in wisdom is the one that will escape." Proverbs 28:26

The synchronicity of her knocking on the door at the same time I was writing about matters of the heart was quite amusing to me. Even though I'm familiar with the Bible (having been raised in a religious family), I didn't recall these two passages.

And quite frankly, I beg to differ with them. More people I feel need to get out of their head and into their hearts. However, even more than this, the head and heart energies need to be balanced, and this is true wisdom.

Animals have instincts, and so do humans. We have an in-built guidance system, just as do the birds and whales. Sometimes though-- just as with the whales beaching themselves-- our instincts also fail us. Why?

My Sunday Blessings: I'm grateful for my instincts for they have been true and invaluable. I will attempt to do my best to remain balanced so that my instincts operate perfectly.

"I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics." Richard Branson

"Leaders are people who can discern the inevitable and act accordingly. When people talk about business acumen, discernment is a big part of it. It’s a bit like gut instinct, but a little more developed." Donald Trump

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Friday, August 03, 2007

Uranus Strikes Again



Photo: Charles Pfeil

It wasn't until two days ago that I experienced the 'shocking' quality of Uranus, the planet known for it's shocks and surprises. And like all surprises, it came unexpected. It wouldn't be a surprise any other way, would it?

Since I have had Transiting Uranus sitting directly on my Ascendant for quite some time, I've done my best to maximize the positive quality of Uranus by learning about computers, the net, blogging, and all of the positive Uranian symbolisms. And yet, in every life, a bit of a Uranian surprise must come I suppose. This is what happened to me:

I turned on the light above our stove. It flashed out, and thus, I needed to exchange a light bulb. So I was happy because I had one light bulb left for the stove. I unscrewed the old one, threw it in the trash, and began screwing the new light bulb in. However, the new light bulb didn't seem to be working. I turned the switch on again...nothing! So I went back and began screwing again. Nothing. I tried this process again and again. Screwing. Switching the light on and switching it off. And then it happened....

The accident! I pulled out the light bulb and examined it. It had broken off from the stem, so I had the glass in my hand. I reached into the socket and touched the live wire! Whoaaaa! I can tell you....Uranus touched me alright! The shock ran right through me!!!! Were it not for my MBT sandals which I was wearing, the shock might have been a lot worse!

Then yesterday I stumbled across this silly YouTube video which explains "How Many Members of Your Sign Does It Take To Screw In A Lightbulb" which of course generalizes all the fables and misconceptions of the various Sun Signs in a funny way. So together with my surprising house-call from Uranus combined with this video, I survive to tell the tale and laugh!

"Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced and the inconvenience is often considerable." Jane Austen

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