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Moonlight Becomes Me: January 2009

Moonlight Becomes Me

Shedding New Light on the MOON and astrology

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Rainy Days And Astrology Magazines Never Get Me Down

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The last week or so there have been a lot of rainy days on Maui, and on such days, I love to curl up with a pile of books and magazines, one of which was The Mountain Astrologer magazine. I'm going to share some of my favorite articles from the Feb/March issue of The Mountain Astrologer.

The fascinating interview with long-time consulting astrologer Bill Herbst is a must read. I love this part: " I tried to run out in front of the parade a little bit, and now I'm presuming that the parade is reaching the town square."

Bill's the kind of astrologer who has been around the block and well ahead of most of us, and his candid insights about our future thus need to be carefully considered.

"Re-Visioning the Lunar Nodes" by Kathy Allan, is a comprehensive analysis of the lunar nodes, and it offered remembrance of my own Lunar node placement through one of the people she examined, Dr. Kay Mullis, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Dr. Mullis has a Cancer North Node in the 4th house and her South Node in the Capricorn 10th house as do I. It's always good to get a nudge/reminder: "The South Node in the 10th house in Capricorn indicates that, if the profession is directed toward the greater good of the collective, the native can be successful. But if he is seeking prestige or social standing, he will fail."

"Neptune and Economic Turmoil" by Paul Wright is another article which interested me for several reasons. My birthday is Sept. 14th, and one thing I hadn't computed was that the Full Moon on my birthday, 2008, was "significant by its alignment with the U.S. Neptune (at 22 degrees 26 minutes Virgo) in the Sibly chart." Somehow I had overlooked that interesting detail which has me reflecting upon the implications.

Another quote from this article: "Neptune is the great leveller, and as I have said, and over the next cycle I think there will be a (welcome) drift towards global equalisation of wealth." I'd like to think Paul Wright is right!

"In Praise of Melancholy or the Danse Macabre" by Brad Kochunas was another provocative read.
"I do wish to make a distinction between major depression and melancholy, of whose praises I sing," writes Kochunas. I also treasure my melancholy when it comes, and out of the time spent in the melancholic phase, new creativity and direction arise for me. So I guess you could say I praise it too.

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” George Bernard Shaw

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Of Mars and Grace

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My Mother had a saying which I heard all the time, "If it's not one thing, it's another!" And this is how it goes with astrology, since the astrological aspects are always changing, and just when one *challenging* aspect passes, another aspect comes along which is another lesson. If one is an anxious, fearful type, they shouldn't study the 'old-school' astrology.

Why? Because these astrology books are written with a fear-inducing slant. For example, transiting Mars recently transited my partner's Mars in his first house. If I bought-into what these books said about this astrological aspect, I would expect my partner to go ballistic, have an accident, or get into a fist-fight.

Of course, none of this happened, and he passed through his Mars conjunct Mars time without incident. I merely saw a positive manifestation of this aspect as he pursued business with added zest and vigor. He diligently worked to get a new account, and he succeeded.

It's my sense that Grace tweaks our lives, gives us an upgrade, and allows us to pass through the challenging aspects and times of our lives much more than many of the old astrology books would have us believe.

"I do not understand the mystery of grace–only that it meets us where we are, but does not leave us where it found us." Anne Lamott

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Blog Your Blessings Sunday

For many years I've been a vehicle/channel for the energies of the great Kuan Yin. Some days and moments I'm really in the zone when I strongly feel Her energies, and then at other times, no way.

When I come into contact with others-- either in person or through other sources such as magazines, newspapers, or the internet--I visualize Her loving blessings flowing through me to others. As a member of Her ground crew, I feel extremely blessed to assist.

As Her energies flow through me to others, I am doubly blessed.

What I do isn't a *career* for me as I don't have a Kuan Yin website, do channeling sessions, give readings, or anything of the kind. I don't proclaim my Kuan Yin connection to those I counsel.

Another spiritual practice I incorporate into my daily life is from something I read on the internet. I tried this practice, and it works. The source of this information is from a Hawaiian therapist named Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len.

Simply say several sentences to yourself and imagine another person--usually a person with whom you're having issues. Say, "I'm sorry. Forgive me. I love you." Say this over and over as long as it's required for the healing.

"The best things in life aren't things." Art Buchwald

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Happy Full Moon

Full Maui Moon Rising Photo: Kuanyin

Already the calls have come in about emotional upsets. This Full Moon in Cancer is tweaking people in the worst way, and many are dramatizing. Some want to punch another out. One gives her partner a sharp kick in the butt with her pointy toe shoe and throws her engagement ring back at her fiancee in a fit. Oh yes, I've been hearing the stories. You probably have as well.

This Full Moon in moody Cancer is triggering safety issues, and emotions are pouring forth. If you can find a way to defuse some of this excess emotion in yourself, so much the better. As for others who don't 'get' astrology and are busy emoting and acting-out, this is a time to remain calm and avoid reacting!

If you wish to make the best of this Cancer Full Moon, stay home and putz. Make yourself a nurturing soup or hot chocolate. Cook your favorite comfort food. Cuddle up to your pets, and shed a tear or two if you need. This too shall pass.

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." Gandhi

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Sunday, January 04, 2009

Blog Your Blessings Sunday

One of my great blessings is our *always hot and ready-to-go* jacuzzi on our deck. Our deck is totally private and surrounded by trees and flowers--I feel like a goddess stepping into this hot, bubbling water. We use zero chlorine or chemicals in it.

When the planets Jupiter and Venus were paired together in the Southwestern sky recently, I was sitting in this delicious water all alone *stargazing* when I observed a meteor streak between these two. Pure Bliss!

Being a water-baby type, I love the water, and being outside in warm water in Nature is extremely healing and rejuvenating for me. If I've had a long day or night, this is the best thing for me to shake-off the energies and feel centered once more. I highly recommend the healing combination of starlight and warm water.

"I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars." Og Mandino

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