Here is a story of Elsie Wheeler and some amazing synchronicities, plus a few ghost stories and a bit about the original scene of the story of The Exorcist (yes, from the movie) and a bit about my life and hers. It’s a wild ride. I hope you enjoy it!
The Sun is on Pisces 9: THE RACE BEGINS: INTENT ON OUTDISTANCING HIS RIVALS, A JOCKEY SPURS HIS HORSE TO GREAT SPEED
With the pics I’ve put on here, which one is happening with you?
We can feel a sense of urgency when this degree is around – almost like we have to get up and get going when, really, we can end up running around in circles if we don’t have a clear understanding of what our objectives or goals are.
This Symbol shows the ability, or the need, to spur to action when you need to, to be able to rise to occasions that call for a sense of urgency or speed. At times in your life you’ll realize that it’s time to extract all the energy possible into situations. The “Race” is on, and you may feel that you can make it to the finish, but still not guaranteed of victory. What efforts do you expend to push you faster and further than the rest of the field? Ensure that you’re not expending all your energy too quickly and not really achieving anything of lasting value. Be wary of bolting out of the gate without knowing what your objective is. Needing to win at all costs can have others feeling like you’re not really ‘in the race’ – just wanting to win at all costs.
Competitiveness. High ambitions. Spontaneous reactions. The need for speed. The home run. Rivals and competitors. Issues of weight gain and loss. Exhilaration. Horse racing.
The Caution: Galloping at full speed, prematurely. Far too ambitious. Jumping the gun. Running out of steam. Ruthless measures. Sabotaging other’s efforts. Addiction to speed.
Mercury is on Aquarius 11: DURING A SILENT HOUR, A PERSON RECEIVES A NEW INSPIRATION WHICH MAY CHANGE THEIR LIFE
For my own story – I have been receiving some astounding impressions this morning – truly extraordinary realisations and breakthroughs around Elsie Wheeler and a bunch of stuff coming through… so interesting.
This Symbol shows the ability, or the need, to notice those moments of “Inspiration” that come through you and act to move, inspire, propel or goad you into changing your life. Taking time out, having a “Silent Hour”, even if it’s just 5 minutes, can regularly bring you new ideas, solutions and breakthrough realizations. At times in your life, you could find that despite racking your brain there has been no rational guidance. Slowing down and opening up to the message of your inner inspiration can bring huge shifts in your life. The rational mind can be noisy and interfere with the flow of intuition. A new inspiration is coming, one that may change your life. Be still and listen!
Welling creative power. Inspiration = breathing in the spirit. Coming to terms with reality. Spiritual awakenings. Quiet moments. Meditation. Intuitive awareness. U-turns.
The Caution: Exclusion of others. Obsession with one’s self or objectives. Being a hermit. Hearing voices that confuse. Feeling trapped. Dropping things too quickly. Being fickle.
The Sun and Neptune are conjunct (meaning, on the same degree) on Pisces 8: A GIRL BLOWING A BUGLE
Is there something that you feel you must say? That you must convey? Are there realizations coming through you? Are you experiencing a stirring around delivering a message? Do you feel that there are others that are perhaps letting the cat out of the bag? Talking up or speaking about things that might alarm, harm or confront? Perhaps there’s a need for some things to be said so that you, or others, will finally wake up to the ‘truth’ of something.
Knowing when to speak and when to stay silent can be quite a challenge with this degree around. As the Karmic Condition of this degree is Pisces 7: A LARGE CROSS LIES ON ROCKS SURROUNDED BY SEA AND MIST, there can often be secrets, based on religious or spiritual matters, often connected to strong ethical problems or situations, and there can be a confusion around what is right and correct and what will just stir up trouble, prejudice or opposition. Still, sometimes we have a duty to speak up about things that perhaps others won’t.
This Symbol shows the ability, or the need, to be able to sound the call, to rally people together, to know when to speak or “Blow her Bugle” to awaken others, to wake up to realities going on in the world, join some cause, etc. At times in your life, you are likely to feel the need to wake up those around you, and, at times, perhaps be woken yourself. When situations get bogged down in emotional or rational complexity and everyone just needs to be rallying and going for the objective, you may be the one to let everyone know. Sometimes this Symbol can show someone who makes a lot of noise; justified or unjustified and they can get people moving. Using simple, receptive innocence will get situations back on track.
Sounding the call. Awakening all to action. Loudspeakers, telephones, announcements. Rise and shine! Leading the charge. Resurrection. Proclamations. Whistle blowers.
The Caution: Unwarranted and disturbing noise. Showing off. Trumpeting about oneself. Not listening to people. Being annoying. Interrupting. Betraying confidences. Loud voice.
Mercury is, again, heading over Aquarius 10 – Mercury has transited over this degree last month, then retrograded over it and now is again highlighting this issue -
Mercury is on Aquarius 10: A PERSON WHO HAD FOR A TIME BECOME THE EMBODIMENT OF AN IDEAL IS MADE TO REALIZE THAT AS A PERSON THEY ARE NOT THIS IDEAL
This can bring up issues to do with seeing ourselves in a ‘true light’ – to be seeing through the facades that society puts on us, seeing through the conditioning ofhow we think society says we should be…perhaps this ‘revelation’ comes after a long time of not seeing the picture of what is going on in your life very clearly at all. We can remove the projections, both from ourselves and others. There can be falls from grace where we see through the actions of those we may have trusted, revered or listened to.
This Symbol shows the ability, or the need, to be able to recognize, or realize, when conditions are changing or when there’s a need to work on themselves. It can imply having the ‘scales fall from your eyes’ about someone; you may have thought the world of them and then they are not the person you thought. You could wake up realizing that you’re not who or what you said or though you were. Relationships may be left behind. The revelation can be amazing, but it requires accurately assessing what is and what isn’t the “Ideal”. Popular support does not always equate with depth of character and self-worth. Fleeting opportunities may present themselves. Be wary of committing before you understand what you’re dealing with.
The Big Awakening. Staying true. Reversals of fortune. Waking up just in time. Not truly seeing people OR scales falling from one’s eyes. Projections of personality.
The Caution: Clinging to false feelings of fame. Falling off the pedestal. Not realizing or admitting changes. Disillusionment. Disappointment. Committing to things too quickly.
We’ve had Neptune on this degree for quite some time – it’s just recently moved off it. Venus and Mars have quite recently transited over this degree as well. So, now it’s the Sun…
The Sun is on Pisces 7: ILLUMINATED BY A SHAFT OF LIGHT, A LARGE CROSS LIES ON ROCKS SURROUNDED BY SEA AND MIST
This Symbol shows the ability, or the need, to be able to stay firm in one’s faith and belief in life even when one’s hopes and dreams take a battering. There may be feelings of chaosand misplaced loyalties in your life, like something has been sacrificed for no real cause and some things have come to nothing. At times in your life, you may want to see if perhaps your aim was too high and things came crashing down as a result of a lack of care, by yourself or others, or through people opposing your objectives or success. Having faith and a positive end in sight, you can experience a wonderful spiritual awakening – reconnecting with your spiritual ideals. Concentrate on the “Shaft of Light” as this can show you that white light is all around you.
Renewed dedication after loss. Signs of recovery and hope. Coming to terms with loss or failure. Important, substantial sacrifices. Finding the way through the dark. Faith and hope.
The Caution: Losing faith. Hopes completely dashed. Unable to see through the fog. Scorn, persecution or attack through religious or social reasons. Sacrifices, sometimes for nothing.
On top of the Army Officers On Dress Parade degree (see below), we have Mercury on Aquarius 9. This seems to back up the desire to be seen, to ‘trumpet’ our thoughts, realizations, ideals, patriotism perhaps – all kinds of things.
Mercury is on Aquarius 9: A FLAG IS SEEN TURNING INTO AN EAGLE
This Symbol shows the ability, or the need, to be able to speak about your ideals and passions and to spread the message far and wide. You can have powerful messages of serious ideals, sometimes political, sometimes not. One can see a “Flag” and salute it, or not. It usually depends on what the flag is signifying. Your ideas, ideals, gifts, talents, inventions, realizations are all your “Flag”. To release these into the environment is the “Turning Into an Eagle”. It is the taking off and flying that allows the energy to be released. You may find that you are no longer just projecting an image, but true power. You could feel like you’ve been reborn – having had some amazing realization or insight.
You can ‘run things up the flagpole’ to see how they ‘take off’… see what happens when you release your creative drive as an expression of yourself.
Turning away from having to prove oneself. Rising above the commonplace. Ascension. Rebirth. Shouting joy from the treetops. Sharing with others. High flight. Visions. Flags.
The Caution: Full blown patriotism. Forcefully displaying beliefs. Bragging. Advertising and propaganda. Blowing one’s horn. Ramming one’s conviction at others. Non-stop talk.
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun today is Pisces 6: A PARADE OF ARMY OFFICERS IN FULL DRESS
This degree can have us showing up fully kitted out to do what needs to be done. We roll up our sleeves and get going… sometimes it’s from volunteer work that we step up, other times we are being paid, amply or otherwise (often otherwise). Sometimes, with this degree, we might wonder where our sense of individuality, our sense of unique self has gone. Sometimes we feel driven to help others. Whatever we’re doing, if we do it from a sense of willingness and duty without strings attached, we can achieve a lot.
Sometimes, people put on their ‘uniform’ and tell others what to do.. shout orders, make themselves out to be ‘the officers’ while others are the lackeys… sometimes, a show of strength comes from a place of weakness (witness the posturing that goes on on a military level – ugh… war war war).
This Symbol shows the ability, or the need, to spring to attention and rally to show others their duty, honor and their protection of the community and the higher ideals. You may find that recognition needs to be given for service and dedication to the community. Dedication, discipline and duty bring their own rewards and it is often people with this Symbol that turn up first with whatever is needed in order to make people feel better, protected or recognized. Putting on your best face, and your uniform – and there are many ‘uniforms’ that can be worn – and joining with others will ensure success. There may be issues of showing one’s ‘authority’ in public, staking one’s claim as part of the broader community that works to protect and bring everyone together.
National pride displayed. Patriotism. Memories of war. Being committed to service. Being dressed up. Putting on a uniform. Medals. Stripes. Drills. Routines. Parades.
The Caution: ‘Stiff’ and unfeeling. Having special privileges that others don’t. Having to do what one must do. Drills and boring routines. ‘Drill sergeants’. Sloppy dressing.
Here’s a voice recording of the Venus/Mars conjunction in Aries. I hope you enjoy! Feel free to leave a comment here, if you are a subscriber to this website, or, to send me feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org… scroll down and click play to listen.
Mercury is covering old ground in it’s direct movement over the degrees it went first direct and then retrograde over in the last month or so.. this Mercury retrograde journey was very much about ‘identifying and removing’ masks – Mercury went retrograde on Aquarius 18: A Man Unmasked At A Masquerade and it traversed over Aquarius 6 three times now… now it is on Aquarius 6 again: A MASKED FIGURE PERFORMS RITUALISTIC ACTS IN A MYSTERY PLAY
This Symbol shows the ability, orthe need, to be theatrical; convey a story, put on a show, get messages across to others. “Mystery Plays” portrayed archetypal stories from the Bible, often performed in Latin. “Performers” traveled the countryside, entertaining and teaching with drama as well as humor. Sometimes the “Mystery Play” can show that things are not quite as they seem. Mysteries can play a big part in your life, along with issues of wearing masks – is someone being a “Masked Figure”? You may find that sometimes you are not shown the true face of people or situations. Look to see who the performers are in this mystery. Are you part of the play or are you in the audience? Perhaps you need to be cautious in what you reveal.
Rituals. Shamanism. Archetypes of personality. Masks that veil. Mystery. Drama. Banditry. Smoke screens. Doing the technical but not the emotional. Comedy. Acting.
The Caution: Deceptive or neurotic performances. Unwilling to admit to changing times. Not knowing who the players are or what the plot is. Cautious revealing. Tricks. Ploys.