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Moonlight Becomes Me: July 2008

Moonlight Becomes Me

Shedding New Light on the MOON and astrology

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Blog Your Blessings Sunday

For the last several months I've been engaged in a huge project: scanning old travel photos into my computer and then downloading them onto my Flickr account. This process is a slow one, and this is why my Blog Your Blessings Sunday blessings today is all about digital cameras.

How did we ever manage without digital cameras? I love the ease and speed of sharing digital photos!

I use two digital cameras and plan to add another, a Nikon D60, after a friend demonstrated to me what her Nikon could do.

The photo above is from the pre-digital era, and even though I've been scanning and uploading for what seems like an eternity, I've still got a long way to go before my project is complete.

And then I'm never looking back. Digital all the way forevermore!

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Saturday, July 26, 2008


Photo: Charles Pfeil

It has been noted by many astrologers the Leo's and Aquarian's often are the drama kings and queens, and even though this is a generalization, I've learned by studying many charts that USUALLY if someone is very dramatic, they may have some of their planets located in Leo or Aquarius.

I'm sure there's many very well-adjusted Leo's and Aquarian's who aren't drama kings and queens, and with that said, I'll tell a tale.

An Aquarian Man with a Leo Moon is my example today, and even though his Moon and Sun aren't aspecting one another, they *incline* this man to be very dramatic. Add a natal opposition of Mars to his Sun and voila--a man who can be counted on to act-out with hostility when transits trigger his Sun and Moon!

With the gentle demeanor of Libra rising, these episodes of 'acting-out' can be quite shocking to those that don't know him well.

The current transiting South Node in Leo is applying to a conjunction with his Natal Moon. Today transiting Mercury is conjunct his Mars, so he's mouthing off.

He is looking for trouble today, and who knows where his dramatics are gonna take him.

"The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter." Mark Twain

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Timing A Leap Into Unknown Territory

Photo: Charles Pfeil

Recently I confided to my partner a theory I was playing around with. When I told him said theory, he was so enthusiastic and told me I should blog about these wild 'n crazy theories I have. And, naturally, I told him something to the effect of, "Not on your life. Everyone in the world would think I'm a total crackpot! And believe me, I'm not going to go out on the limb like that."

He continued trying to convince me the world NEEDED my ideas and my kind of crazy and people would be clamoring to hear more. I stubbornly held my ground, and he finally told me he thinks I'm one of the most stubborn people he's ever known. "Besides myself," he added.

IMHO, I know him to be far more stubborn than me. But perhaps we're both projecting, eh? Isn't this often what couples do?

After dwelling on our conversation, I decided to showcase another facet of myself on another of my blogs, Who's Yo Mama? And no, this isn't where I unleash my far-out speculations, but simply where I'm griping! I've never dared to gripe on my blogs, and I don't know why. I guess it's because I want my blogs to be positive and uplifting, funny, inspirational or educational.

Therefore, taking a leap into griping was HUGE for me. So I selected today with the stars lined up in my favor. Transiting Mercury in my fifth house of creativity is trine my Natal Ascendant today, and thus, I should make myself very clear. My Gripe Of The Day hopefully will be communicated clearly, and I will receive positive feedback.

Fingers crossed! Stars--don't let me down!

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Saturn Is Bumming Me

Art courtesy of Love Peace Happiness

The last week has been one of those weeks of lots of hard work PLUS mild depression, and because I've been so busy with my multiple projects, I've not taken the time to check out my astro chart. So late yesterday the FUNK was coming on so strong that I decided I'd better look into my chart and see wussup with me.

And lo and behold, the aspect was right there in front of me--big and bold! Yes, transiting Sun is crossing my natal Saturn. I suppose it could be worse with transiting Saturn crossing my Sun, so I can't gripe too much.

Here's the meaning of transiting Sun conjunct one's natal Saturn: low energy, mild depression, feeling of responsibility, and tendency to over-work.

Yup, that's me in a nutshell. Now that I know this too will pass, I feel somewhat liberated.

"Don't aim for success if you want it;
just do what you love and believe in,
and it will come naturally,
in its own way."
- David Frost

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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Blog Your Blessings Sunday--Practicing Kindness

The blessings I'd like to share with you today is this: Random Acts of Kindness. I'm fortunate to frequently receive these acts of kindness, and I'm blessed to pay them forward.

I feel some people are just naturally kind, and others have to work at it, but practicing is good for everyone. If we would perform merely ONE act of kindness per day, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, the world would be a much happier place.

Giving praise to another and speaking your appreciation also fall into this category of Random Acts of Kindness. Our words of praise and gratitude are powerful and impact others more than we often know.

An example of a Random Act of Kindness action is what Cyber Celt does. I read her post about keeping grocery bags in her car and giving them out to needy strangers when she felt called to do so. Kindness is no doubt second nature to her.

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Friday, July 04, 2008

Mars and Saturn--Like Oil and Water

Photo: Charles Pfeil

If you follow astrology, you will notice that Mars is approaching the conjunction with Saturn. These two planets don't get along very well it has been noted by many astrologers, and their conjunction over the Fourth of July holiday is troublesome.

Mars conjunct Saturn is all about push-pull, start-stop...and thus frustration.

I'm wondering how this Mars-Saturn conjunction is going to play out in world news? It'll be very interesting to observe. Will fireworks go down in a fizzle? Or will anger boil over and light up our skies?

In any event, Happy Birthday America!

"The greatest discovery of my life is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.|" William James

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