Neptune will be passing through Pisces
for several more years,
so the effect is certinaly NOT yet
visible or clear.
Neptune’s function is to erode
your hold on reality in the area
in which it falls in your horoscope,
encouraging you to surrender
your previous fixations on
what you think reality is all about.
No sense claiming
it is only your spirituality emerging.
Although that is true,
Neptune usually also reflects
your deepest, escapist, fantasy craving
to blur your pain
with distraction after distraction.
It can also seduce you to follow
your most distorted projections
about what you are doing here,
why you are here and
whereyou are going.
It is your soulful dedication,
and marks the period when you must
fling yourself forward,
allow yourself to be carried
by what you are convinced is happening,
only to learn later that something
utterly different was actually transpiring.
It can never be second guessed or figured out,
mianly because it describes
the many sides of a prism
that can only be viewed
in many dimensions at once.
To even attempt such a perception
we are forced to give up
our vision of a three-dimenional world
and acknowledge the fact that
there aare many levels and posisbilities
occurring at the same time and space.
The western mind balks
when challenged to think prismatically.
Our fear of being fooled,
along with our desperate longing
to not be considered crazy,
creates a resistance to the subtlety
that lurks behind Neptune’s inexorable
unraveling of everything we thought to be true.
It invariably presents an existential crisis,
forever hinting that something initangible
and just out of reach is going on,
demanding your absolute faith
but promising nothing in return.
It suggests ecstasy
and delivers disappointment,
causes abject despair,
only to follow by manifesingt a miracle.
It often shows up in your life
represented by people
who are there but not there,
people who are not all there,
mad musicians and sad-eyed poets,
wild-eyed mystics and magicians,
pathetic junkies and sexy hustlers,
humble healers and fraudulent clerics,
It’s the semi waking state
that makes you swear
aliens were in your room last night.
The first sip of the second martini
when even the sweaty,
It’s a voice you cannot be sure
comes from the mouth of God
or the mental patient
you run into on the street.
It usually denotes
your longing for something to be true,
whether it is or not.
It’s the ability to find beauty in ugliness
and to venerate the fiction
that is life.
In that sense it is the most
It is the sand in the hourglass
that measures the greatest illusion of all
It’s the long shot that comes in first,
provided you don’t bet on it.
Wherever you have it transiting
in your Sun or Rising sign,
throw the book away and accept
a force that is not a force,
a wave that is not a wave,
a vibration that is not a vibration,
a message that is not a message,
It’s an elbow in your cosmic ribs
to wakeup and start dreaming.
ONLY WHEN YOU UNIFY
CAN YOU SOLVE
THE MYSTERY OF NEPTUNE
And as for the horoscopes....
No matter what sort of wily, crafty,
keen-eyed, survivalist you are,
you can be just as much of a sucker
for love as the rest of us fools.
Although romantic love is probably
the greatest illusion of all,
when Neptune moves forward
in your whole sign fifth house,
you need an adventure,
wherever it leads.
It may not be age or
life condition appropriate,
so it may have to remain
in the realm of fiction
or spiritual yearning.
You have to blind your eyes
to a whole lot
(kids on drugs etc),
but you are challenged
to allow heart to rule.
Just wondering if you were aware that April Elliot Kent offers a free "Working With The Moon" astro-newsletter once a month for eclipses. Check the sidebar over here.
Mine for the month says:
In traditional astrology, the 12th house was called the house of Troubles. Modern
astrologers think of it as the house of spirituality, dreams, illness, and hidden
forces that are undermining you. You are apt to absorb a good deal of other
people’s stress during the month when the New Moon falls in this house of your chart, so be sure to take care of yourself by getting plenty of rest. Meditation can also be a useful tool incoping with this month’s challenges. Often, you find that unresolved stress from the previous eleven months now comes to a head and asks to be dealt with. Resolving to do this consciously can help you avoid a tendency to poor health during this cycle. Set intentions related to solving problems and releasing the past.
And I'm probably going to be doing jury duty on a hardcore case starting that day. Still hasn't been determined quite yet, but the odds are good and jury duty loves me, so. Plus it's a few degrees off from my ascendant/sun opposition, so....should be a lulu.
I anticipate this week symbolizing a major turning-point in your life, Scorpio, thanks to Venus arriving just in time to conjoin Thursday's (Oct 23) solar eclipse in your sign… though, if we're being truly precise, it's actually the culmination of many months of cutting dead weight, extricating yourself from energy-sucking relationships or jobs or living-situations, and bravely facing the truth of who you really are (and also, as a result, who you aren't). If you've done that personal reorienting work while Saturn's been breathing down your neck, you're incredibly well-positioned to begin a radical reaping of now-matured benefits you've struggled hard to claim. This next chapter ought to feel like you're starting it off at the top of your game, not by chance but through longtime persistence: Use this as a jumping-off point for finding greater self-gratification from what you've thus far built, counterbalancing the work with some reaffirming pleasure. If, however, this isn't how you're presently feeling, it could be the result of your having recently lost focus or stamina—or, in the worst instances, of your deliberately avoiding what you've known you must do, therefore prolonging and/or intensifying your woe. Even still, a Venus-kissed solar eclipse remains an exceptional next-chapter moment… only, in your case, it ought to be the beginning of a critical last-ditch attempt to rescue yourself from the willful self-destruction, by any means necessary.
Yeah, that doesn't quite sound like me. My last-ditch efforting isn't quite going so well?
is the most important thing in the whole world---
until you run smack into a meaningful relationship.
North node in Libra-South node in Aries.
And don't say never, because....
that's exactly when the Universe
wets Its pants
I'd agree with that except that it has been ten years and I have been saying never for oh...ten years. I have dared the universe and the universe has said, "Nope." Though I did get a damn tease moment yesterday when I spotted a fellow that looked like a near-dead ringer for my former celebrity crush...except he wasn't interested, and too young, and quickly left my vicinity forever after a few hours. The universe is giving me the finger this week, I suspect.
TaurusThese are interesting times for you. There are two intensely powerful eclipses on the 8th and 23rd that symbolise significant new beginnings and developments. The first eclipse is about events and situations that serve to develop your inner-self relationship; for example your imagination, your mediation and reflections, intuition, your dreams - and also your sleeping pattern. The second eclipse is about developing your relationships with others. The effects are being felt all month and beyond, but particularly what happens around the 23rd is likely to be intense, memorable and have long-term effects in some key relationships (old and new), also in contracts and agreements.ScorpioScorpio is an all or nothing kind of sign, so you’ll understand that if I say it’s all happening for you during October, it really IS all happening; symbolised by an important new moon eclipse in your sign on the 23rd, about new (or renewal of) cycles, situations and events with long-term impact. The sun begins its annual journey through your sign that day, shedding much needed light on circumstances that have kept you in the dark; and love and security planet Venus also stands close by, indicating matters of the heart and your sense of stability have your full attention too. It’s powerful and empowering stuff.
"Did you consider scrapping September and getting well?
My publicist Edward said I should. I had the summaries already written. But I knew the kind of letters I’d get, My birthday is in September and you didn’t do a full September. I said no, they’d be too disappointed. I never want to let them down.
It seems like some of the backlash is a testament to how dependent your readers are on you.
I never wanted them to be dependent. People go through stages. Libra, Scorpio, Taurus are very beat-up right now. I remember in 2009, I saw stress coming for me. I broke my leg on that hill at Equinox on 63rd Street (sneakers, wet marble, no signs). I went flying. I broke my thigh bone. Then, later in the year, I had trouble with my eyes. But I knew that year was going to be bad, and I wondered if I would live through it. So I want them to know in advance so they won’t be blindsided. It’s just this year. We have an eclipse on April 4, 2015, but each eclipse is tied with the eclipse prior. Last eclipse I got sick, so maybe this one I could get rid of the steroids."
Also, stop freaking out at her.
Taurus (April 19-May 20)
How risky are ideas? For many people they are terrifying; notice how distinctly unpopular thinking is. Notice society’s tendency to censor, to control, and to spy on what people say. But does that really mean ideas are actually risky? Well, they can be, in the sense that they are the precursor to progress. I suggest you take all the risks you can muster when it comes to thinking for yourself. To do that, you might need to tune in to the ways you were conditioned not to think for yourself, which includes everything from unquestioned prejudices to going along with the crowd to believing something is true because a parent or partner says it’s true. And herein lies the trap — the fear that if you dare to be original, or to question consensus reality, you will be cast out of the tribe. That’s about the last thing you have to worry about now; you are more likely to be considered in a position of leadership, specifically because you possess and use your capacity to think, and to think creatively. Here is a formula you can try, which can turn problems into solutions: Catch yourself every time you go into safe/narrow/prejudiced mode. Pause right then, and prompt yourself to question. Step over the nonexistent barrier and consciously allow your thoughts to unfold.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
It’s possible to be motivated by both ideals and money, but don’t confuse one for the other. It’s possible to take profits gained through more conventional motives and invest them in what you consider socially relevant, though this usually requires a level of care and discipline that most people only ever dream about. You might ask what gets in the way of translating what you think of as materialistic into what you hold as spiritual — that is, what values, or what conflicting desires. I suggest you check in with whether you hold back when it comes to your own stated commitment to make the world a better place. Are you concerned that it’s futile, or that it will take too long to make a difference? It may be true that you’re doing everything in your power to stretch beyond your limits and make a positive contribution, but only you can know that for sure. Be aware that a deeper level of motivation is starting to wake up and make itself known. It’s a kind of calling that can only be answered by taking action — not in the future, but right now. Here is the catch: right now has to last a long time, because only sustained action gets results. For that to happen, you really have to be in harmony with yourself and with your deepest motives.
So on the book blog I've got a review of The Wizard and the Witch. Since whatever audience here is probably more interested in that topic than the general public, you should probably check it out.
But anyway, on Sunday I went to a lecture by Linea Van Horn-- "Blinded By The Light: Planets Conjunct The Sun."And while I was at that, she was pointing out that folks with a Sun/Mercury conjunction tend to be very fixed on their own ideas and not change their thinking even if the situation or times change. At which point I thought of the quote from Liza that I mentioned in that review!
So I had to look, and yeah, he TOTALLY has a Sun-Mercury conjunction! Almost exactly, and then he's got Mars pretty close in there as well. Oh, astrology, sometimes you nail things down so well.
On the other hand, on the same day I was having a conversation with someone else in my astrology group and she was totally flummoxed that I have artistic talent without ANY Virgo or Pisces or anything else she asked me about in my chart. I was all, "Well, I'm a Taurus" and she was all, "But that's plants," and I'm all "well, I'm just happy I don't kill all of my plants...."