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Moonlight Becomes Me: January 2008

Moonlight Becomes Me

Shedding New Light on the MOON and astrology

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

On Predictions and Presidents

Photo: Charles Pfeil

There have been plentiful posts written by blogger-astrologers about the entry of Pluto into Capricorn which happened this last Friday, January 25th. Reading all the astrological information about this important sign change, I've pondered the many words of wisdom and predictions about Pluto in Capricorn, but it wasn't until last evening as I was listening to Coast To Coast AM and the guest, John Hogue, that I had my 'aha' moment.

John was speaking of the possible entrance into the presidential race of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Listening to John talk about Bloomberg is when it hit me! Bloomberg is so Pluto in Capricorn! Of course!

Pluto is symbolized by corporations, big business, and powerful men who already have lots of money and power--all of which fits Michael Bloomberg who is considered one of the world's richest people
according to Wikipedia.

Even though Bloomberg has repeatedly denied he's entering the race, Pluto in Capricorn suggests he would fit the role. Even if he decides to run as vice-president (apparently he could finance this with his own money), this symbolism still works.

Born on Feb. 14th, 1942, he was born with the Sun and Moon in Aquarius according to Astrodatabank. He has a Mars/Saturn conjunction in his 10th house of Career. Mars and Saturn in conjunction has been described as having one foot on the gas pedal and one foot on the brake all the time. It's a very stressful aspect to have in one's chart, and in my experience observing those who have this aspect, they can surprise one by suddenly shifting to full speed ahead or suddenly putting on the brakes. Add this aspect to his Aquarian stellium in his 7th house, and we may have to wait til the last moment to see what he chooses to do!

Will the upcoming Solar Eclipse at 17 degrees Aquarius on February 6th conjunct his Natal Moon on the same degree bring him to a decision? Time will tell.

"Every act, thought, and choice adds to the permanent mosaic: Our decisions ripple through the universe of consciousness to affect the lives of all. Every act or decision made that supports life, supports all life, including our own."~David R. Hawkins

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Blog Your Blessings Sunday

I am extremely grateful and BLESSED that I've cultivated my intuition so much so that I trust it completely--and with my life! This week I heard something from a medical "authority" which didn't feel right, and my intuition told me absolutely don't follow the advice from this authority. I ran the scenario by trusted beloveds, and they agreed with my intuition and sense of things, although none of us can "prove" it beyond a shadow of a doubt. But then neither can the so-called authority. There is a nebulous quality to the matter in question in which no one can say yea nor nay for certain. In times like these, I fall back upon my intuition because it has a great track record.

"Words--so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them." Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Full Moon in Leo Isn't Easy--More Like Queasy

Photo: terragalleria

Oh sure--I've read all the GOOD astro things about this Full Moon period, and maybe I'm blaming the Leo Moon unfairly for my queasy stomach/gut, but seriously it feels as if this Leo Moon is setting us all up for something extremely dramatic.

And yes, I know Mercury is getting ready to go retrograde soon and Mars is getting ready to go direct and Pluto is entering Capricorn and everyone is concerned about their financial future, AND my stomach is in knots.

And I'm not the ONLY one who is feeling extra anxiety today for I've heard about it on the phone and read the mass consciousness vibe today on the Net, and everyone is howling at the Moon!

“I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.” Groucho Marx

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Blog Your Blessings Sunday

One of the great treats I feel extremely blessed by is the bird chorus I hear in the mornings. Before sunrise around our home and in our neighborhood, the tropical birds sing the most beautiful songs--and loudly! I like to lie in bed and listen to their songs and count my blessings.

"A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song." Chinese Proverb

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Astrology Is A BIG subject

Photo: Charles Pfeil

People are utterly and completely fascinating to me, and that's why I became a student of astrology in the first place--to learn about such fascinating creatures called 'people'. And astrology has been good to me in this's broadened my compassion and understanding of people. Even if you're not planning to be an teacher/expert or do charts for others, learning some astrology is an extremely worthwhile and beneficial study.

Playing around with astrology is fun for me as the giant puzzle pieces of a chart enfold so much vast information. And then when you compare one chart with another, whoaaa! When I meet people or read a memoir, I say, "Oh, I know this person has their Moon in Gemini, or this writer feels as if she's a Cancer." Now I'm beginning to spot certain signs, and be able to 'call-it' when I observe another (and given enough information) without knowing the birth time.

Of course, I've added other disciplines and studies to the mix as well such as Ayurveda, Cards of Destiny, and Numerology to name a few. And I've not even begun to dig into all the vast astro information available to study: arcs, harmonics, fixed stars, black holes, etc. I'll probably spend the rest of my life as a student, but I don't care. Like I said, it's fun for me.

One of the things I've always wanted to do (but have yet to do) is to have my chart done by some of the famous astrologers I so much admire. This is on my To Do list. Thus far, I've had maybe five famous ones read my chart, and each one came up with new information and insights. Like I said, astrology is an infinite repository of knowledge.

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
~ Goethe ~

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Monday, January 14, 2008

I Hit the Big 333 Mark!

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My last post for this blog hit 333! Since these three numbers are the last three digits of my email address, I view this as good luck omen. I've actually hung-in there and posted 333 times!

Imagine that--and me with a Sagittarian Moon to boot! My most common response is to say, "Next!" And then I move on in search of variety and the NEW! I probably could never post as much as I do if I lived anywhere else but where I live because Saturn is in the Zenith here. This means Saturn is powerful for me here for those not familiar with the term 'Zenith'. My restless Sagittarius Moon nature is watched over by the taskmaster Saturn which keeps me posting away.

I recently discovered a
Sabian Symbol Oracle website. I've never had much luck understanding and using the Sabian Symbols, although I know lots of great astrologers utilize them in their interpretations. I played around with the Oracle a bit though, and maybe I'll grow to grok the symbols this way.

"The gladdest moment in human life, methinks, is a departure into unknown lands. The blood flows with the fast circulation of childhood. " ~ Sir Richard Burton - African Explorer ~

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Blog Your Blessings Sunday

Currently I'm reading the bestseller nonfiction book, "Eat, Pray, Love", and thus, I've been considering prayer. Early in the book, the author meets and has a conversation with what she calls God when she is so miserable that she is finally reduced to praying.

It's almost a cliche that this is such standard practice for so many people--and that only when things have gotten so bad in their lives, they finally make time to pray. REALLY pray!

My blessing for today is that I believe in the power of prayer and that I make it a daily practice whether my fortunes are up or down. Prayer for others is always a part of my day, and not just prayer for myself. I pray. I bless. Others pray for me and my family too! Such a blessing!

The great reward for praying and blessing others is that the FORCE flows through us, and in turn, we are then blessed!

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Uranus On My Ascendant

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I've been taking a break for many long months from posting about the astro charts of celebrities and instead have been focusing on my family, friends and me. Why? There are two reasons:

First, many incredible astrologer-bloggers do a much better job analyzing the charts of celebrities. Second, I'm weary of the celebrity crazy culture in which we live. (I want to scream when I hear YET another Britney soap opera. Leave the poor girl alone--the media is responsible for driving her nutty if truth were to be told.) As I don't want to contribute to the celebrity c***, I then have to focus on ordinary, REAL people...and that would be my family, friends, and me.

With that said, I'm gonna write about Transiting Uranus lounging/lurking/living on my Natal Pisces Ascendant. Since Uranus moves slowly (being one of the outer planets), and since Uranus takes even more sweet time doing the retrograde dance, I will have Uranus on my Ascendant for a LONG I might as well make the best of this aspect, right?

As with all the planets and aspects, there is the good and the bad. One of the ways I've watched Uranus work in my life thus far is to glue me to my computer. Uranus rules computers, astrology, technology, and the ability to communicate to the masses. I've never been drawn to or spent so much time with computers before Uranus came to visit my Natal Ascendant. Now Uranus has me on duty!

Another symbolism of Uranus is the desire for freedom, independence, and thrill seeking. And yes, I'm feeling all of these too! My perfect job right now would be to take my laptop computer with me and blog about my world travels.

Since Uranus also symbolizes flight and space travel, wouldn't it be great if I could blog about my trip to the Moon?

Finally this blog would have the PERFECT post!

"Now more than ever do I realize that I shall never be content with a sedentary life, and that I shall always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere." Isabelle Eberhardt

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Observing Neptune

Artwork courtesy of Love Peace Happiness

I am experiencing the opportunity to observe Neptune up -close and personal these days as my partner has Transiting Neptune conjunct his Natal Sun in Aquarius. He will have this aspect for a quite a while, and thus, I'm getting the front row seat watching Neptune work its magic on him.

Besides not being able to find anything right in front of him (he's always had this challenge and hence one of his nicknames is Magoo!) and becoming more disorganized and forgetful, I've observed the mystical Neptune influencing him.

He's becoming more intuitive, more sensitive, and more drawn to spiritual and metaphysical subjects. For instance, all the spiritual books he purchased for me as Christmas gifts were books he told me he was drawn to read. Coming from a sports-guy who usually wants to ONLY read sports-related material, this is definitely a Neptunian influence.

I haven't seen the negative influence of Neptune yet. Supposedly the 'books' say that a person may be inclined to deceive others during this transit. We'll see if he trys this....but since I've got my 'eye' on him, he'll have to be really good at this. :Smile:

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a Child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others." Marianne Williamson

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Sunday, January 06, 2008

Blog Your Blessings Sunday

This was one of those weeks where not only was I busy taking care of myself after another health relapse, but also one where I needed to attend to important matters. Making my health and recovery a priority, I received the help from others to accomplish what was required.

Thus, my blessing of the week is the assistance and love from family and friends who are always there for me when I need them! What a blessing it is to have a strong supportive team!

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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Big Talkers And Partners

Photo: terragalleria

It came to my attention when I was meditating recently that I really don't like to talk. Talking tires me out, and even though I'm considered a good conversationalist, I prefer NOT TALKING and just BEING with others.

This desire to be quiet must be why I've picked--unknown to me at the time--men that have their Dragon's Head (The North Node) in Leo. My longest three running relationships (two husbands and one significant other) have all had their North Node in Leo conjunct my Venus.

According to the Cafe Astrology website, this conjunction is interpreted this way:

"Venus conjunct, sextile, or trine other person's North Node

This pairing is a strong indication of a binding tie between you. You are likely to find it easy to cooperate with one another, perhaps even combining your talents successfully. A major focus of this relationship is romantic love, and in all likelihood the feelings for one another were instant. There is a true feeling of enjoyment and pleasure with one another."

I'm sure all of the above is true, but in my case, I've experienced three men with North Nodes conjunct my Venus, and they all were Big Talkers and Loved To Be The Center of Attention! I think I chose them (subconsciously maybe?) because then I wouldn't have to do the talking! I knew they would take up the slack in conversations with others.

"We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love.
It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a
changed person" W. Somerset Maugham

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