Daily Rave: Venus And Uranus Retrograde And The North Node Traversing The Super Galactic Center

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I’ve just recorded another Daily Rave. This time it’s on Venus and it’s retrograde, with a tip of the hat to Jupiter and Uranus, which is also going retrograde at the same time as Venus. I also speak about the Moon’s north node transiting over the Super Galactic Center – a once in 19 year event.

I see this period, right up until the first or second week of December, as being quite momentous and rewarding on so many levels.

I hope you enjoy the recording.

The audio is below – I have yet to figure out why all the blank space – the audio bar seems to take up a lot of room…

 

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A Tribute To My Father 1927 – 2015

lyndad1My father passed away less than 24 hours ago. He died on the Venus/Jupiter conjunction. The two were *exactly* conjunct, not just to the degree, but to the minute the moment he died. The Sabian Symbol for the Venus/Jupiter conjunction is Leo 23: A Carrier Pigeon Fulfilling Its Mission.

Born an Aries in 1927, he was a rocket man. I realised this when I awoke this morning with the words of Bernie Taupin and Elton John’s music ringing in my ears. My heart and mind were singing it and all the words made complete sense to me… and fit the situation like a hand in a glove. And the sunrise this morning was beyond glorious – the sky was so pink and blue – I have rarely seen such a display. I am up at Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains – the air is crisp and very cold. Here’s a link to the youtube video, complete with lyrics. 

The lyrics fit my feelings so well that when I listened to the song soon after waking up, it burst a dam of emotion that I’d been hanging onto. Prior to that, I just felt numb. 

Dad was an astrologer, particularly in the late 1960’s and during the 1970’s, when he would go over his charts, sometimes with his friend Gordon. Dad would pick the gender of babies before birth with astounding accuracy – he did it many times for people. He also used to have a great love of Edgar Cayce and founded a healing group in the ’70’s. It was a closed group, but I had the great honour of sitting in on it one Monday night at Dad’s fabulous farm at Oxford Falls (Sydney). The healing group would do silent prayers and healings on people who would send him letters detailing their problems. Dad said that he was “rapt in Edgar Cayce”.

Dad was always the round peg in the square hole. He had an extremely difficult, lonely and disjointed childhood. I was born smack on the full Moon and Mum and Dad split up when I was very little. Dad always felt very sad about my childhood… life can be like that.

I didn’t really have Dad in my life, except the occasional visit or stay during the school holidays. What he gave me was a love and respect for the esoteric. I never saw it as something unusual. I too, am a round peg. Dad’s fascination and admiration for Cayce is mirrored in mine for Walter Russell… and, of course, I’m an astrologer. It is in my veins. Always was.

Vail Dad. May your journey into the stars this full Moon with Venus exactly conjoined Jupiter bring you so many joys.

Elton John’s song Rocket Man had me howling (for the first time)… it broke through my numbness and into a place of love…. the words could not be more apt. My lovely sister Anne had packed Dad’s bag and he went into hospice just hours before he died. The words… extraordinary.

As I feel sure you’ll understand, I may be taking a little time to myself, digesting and moving through this experience :)

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Mars is on Cancer 5: At A Railroad Crossing, A Car Races With A Train

Mars is on Cancer 5: AT A RAILROAD CROSSING, A CAR RACES WITH A TRAIN

Car Wrecked By A TrainThe Sun transited over this degree a few days ago. It will be interesting to see what happens with this. This can be a ‘train wreck’ degree, but it can be rewarding. We do, however, need to watch out for collisions – with others, with the establishment, with companies, etc.

This Symbol implies the desire, or the ability, to compete with or take on society as if life were a race or something to be conquered in some way. The ‘Car’ is a vehicle for the individual and the ‘Train’ a vehicle for the masses. There is often a need for caution as the individual will not always survive in a collision with the more powerful collective. It probably won’t always work to be insisting bravely that your individual needs should be considered. The collective has too much momentum. If someone pits themselves and their energies continually against society, sooner or later they are likely to lose.

Not looking to the consequences of one’s actions. Running against the grain of others. Cars, trains. Individual rights. Rebelling. Split second timing. Taking one’s chances.

The Caution: Recklessness. Being prepared to sacrifice others. Working until one drops. Not knowing when to stop. Emotional panic. Spinning out of control. Going off the rails.

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Some Musings On Uranus, Venus and Jupiter

Carrier PigeonIt’s interesting to observe how the Sabian Symbols interact with one another… for instance, right now we have Uranus on Aries 21: A Boxer Entering The Ring. This indicates the need, or the opportunity, to step up to the plate, take life on, perhaps take others on, to assert one’s individuality, to step up for who one truly is…

Meanwhile, Venus, and just a few days ago before it moved on, Jupiter, is on Leo 21 – trining Uranus exactly (a wondrous event and one that I hope brings all kinds of rewards for everyone), with Venus on Leo 21: Intoxicated Chickens Dizzily Flapping Their Wings Trying To Fly…

I just had the realisation about this trine – does it indicate being ‘punch drunk’? I think it’s saying “pick your battles” – know when to get involved and when not to and be cautious about stepping up too soon as you could find the conditions you were relying on may be rather nebulous…

Having said that, it is a wonderful trine in anybody’s language smile emoticon – especially with Jupiter there on Leo 22: A Carrier Pigeon Fulfilling Its Mission.

Great stuff….

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Mars Is On Cancer 4: A Cat Arguing With A Mouse

Mars is on Cancer 4: A CAT ARGUING WITH A MOUSE

Cat Arguing With a MouseThe Sun was on this degree a few days ago… we’re seeing this everywhere, I feel.

This Symbol often implies arguing, taking on opponents regardless of size and the ability to win, and, sometimes, being unable to let things just be. Along with bullying, this can show bickering, which is time consuming, often immature and useless. What is the central issue around what’s going on and what are the old values that require reassessment? There is an imbalance at work; someone or something is trying to gain unfair advantage against a weaker opponent. There can be a desire to justify to the other what should be done and why. This Symbol can show a selfless advocate for the underdog, someone prepared to protect others or a bully that takes advantage of others or someone who does not know when to stop useless mental monkey chattering.

Turning the tables. David vs. Goliath. Hide and seek games. Being able to persuade others to one’s way of thinking through constant to and fro thinking. Mind games.

The Caution: Time-wasting arguments. Picking on others. Power trips. Feeling victimized and taken advantage of. Beating oneself up. Mental or physical torment.

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Mercury On Gemini 16: A Woman Activist Dramatizing Her Cause

Mercury is on Gemini 16: A WOMAN ACTIVIST ON A PLATFORM, IN AN EMOTIONAL SPEECH, DRAMATIZING HER CAUSE

This is yet aAn Activistnother Gemini degree of ‘protest’ – social or personal, she has something she needs to get off her chest. The situation may not even be her gripe; it could be something that’s happening in the world that she’s had enough of. Of course, it could be that she (or he – we don’t have to stick with the genders with the Sabian Symbols) feels the urge to speak out about something that bothers her personally.

On the other hand, this could be a situation of conservatives threatening to set themselves on fire if gay marriage goes through.

This Symbol shows the periodic need to be able to voice one’s needs, frustrations or demands without fear of being reprimanded. Sometimes, you may feel misunderstood and disadvantaged simply because of who you are or the position you hold. Even when you stand up for what you feel, you may strike resistance, partly due to others’ ignorance. You must press your case or the status quo will remain. If the cause is just and your communications are clear, you will be heard by those who understand or resonate with what you are saying and your influence will spread.

Stating one’s case. Revealing social passions. Being a mouthpiece for personal or social causes. Wanting people to listen and care. Taking it to the streets. Having a platform.

The Caution: Aggressively pressing opinions on the unwilling and disinterested. Rational or political structures overriding one’s life. Throwing tantrums and yelling. Soapboxes.

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The Sun Is On Cancer 7: Two Fairies Dancing On A Moonlit Night

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun is Cancer 7: TWO FAIRIES (NATURE SPIRITS) DANCING ON A MOONLIT NIGHT – I am quoting the entire text from my book The Sabian Oracle: 360 Degrees Of Wisdom…

Two Fairies Dancing On A Moonlit Night‘Two Fairies (Nature Spirits) Dancing On a Moonlit Night’ is a beautiful image of lightness, fun and carefree joy. The fact that they are ‘Fairies’ or ‘Nature Spirits’ shows wonderful energy that can be enjoyed and marveled at. That they are ‘Dancing on a Moonlit Night’ brings an element of fantasy and beauty—however, there can be a lack of reality. The relationship of the ‘Two Fairies’ can be wonderful for special occasions, particularly during romantic moments on a ‘Moonlit Night’, but when daylight comes they may have to return to the real world.

Your intuition and imagination may be heightened now, with a stronger sense of your spiritual or emotional centers. Allow your creativity to flow without worrying about its usefulness. Finding a friend, or friends, to share things with will enhance your experience. Some caution, though, is necessary. One can get lost in abstractions and fantasies that can lead away from the truth that should really be faced. For now, life may seem wonderful, perhaps idyllic and romantic, but how do, or will, things measure up in the clear light of day? What will happen if you forget being rational and just enjoy what’s happening? What is really going on? Are you truly communicating and understanding each other, or just playing around because it feels good, or somehow familiar? This Symbol certainly shows the need for some fun or emotional release. At the end of the day; we all need a release of the inner spirit. Reality may appear slightly hazy at the moment, like everything could slip away in a minute. However, you can reap rewards by letting your dreams wander into the realms of ‘Fairies and Nature Spirits’. Before you go to sleep, try thinking of this Symbol and watch for messages in your dreams.

Keywords: Usually invisible astral realms. Reconnecting with the feminine. Dancing. King Of The Fairies Approach His DomainAvoiding harsh reality. Slipping away somewhere unnoticed. Seeing what’s usually hidden. Romances that have difficulty in the real world. Dreams and fantasies. Sharing common ground. Full moon celebrations. Moonlight. Sunlight. Couples inspirited. Women celebrating. Other realms. Invoking fantasies. Moondances.

The Caution: Losing one’s self in emotional dreaming. Not seeing the reality of the other you’re “dancing” with. Lacking responsibility. Escapist attitudes vs. serious decisions. Relationships with no earthly reality or substance. Something too good to be true. Finding it hard to connect with others.

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Mercury In Gemini On The Two Children Studying Their Lessons Degree

Mercury is, at last!, clearing it’s retrograde shadow and moving into new territory as it heads through Gemini. Mercury is on quite the archetypal Gemini degree (this is doubly strong as Mercury rules Gemini)…

Gemini 15: TWO DUTCH CHILDREN TALKING AND STUDYING THEIR LESSONS TOGETHER

What are you learning? What are you talking about with others? Are messages coming through? Is there something you need to pass on to others? Are you listening to what others have to say? Mercury – in Gemini – out of it’s retrograde shadow now – on this degree speaks of two-way streets. One might be a teacher, the other a student – sometimes their roles flip.

Two Children Studying2This Symbol shows that you should be able to feel relaxed and comfortable with friends and able to speak your own truth. There’s a need for clarity and for those of like mind to communicate spontaneous and creative ideas with each other. Feeling cut off and isolated because your beliefs or language are different from other people can propel you to finding those you can share your thoughts or your ‘studies’ with. There is usually, or should be, at least one person around you who can give you advice or lend you an ear when you need to express yourself in your own unique way to someone who understands.

Sharing innocent and carefree thoughts and ideals. Exchanging views with like-minded individuals. Finding a soul mate. Chitchatting about everyday life. Talking for hours.

The Caution: Failing to communicate. Taking an unsophisticated viewpoint. Excluding others as not worthy. Societal or racial prejudice. ‘Hearing voices’ that don’t make sense.

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Chiron On Pisces 22: A Prophet Bringing Down The New Law From The Mountain

Chiron is on Pisces 22: A PROPHET BRINGING DOWN THE NEW LAW FROM THE MOUNTAIN

The Prophet Bringing Down The New Law From The MountainWhile thinking of Chiron on this degree symbol, it is fascinating to observe all the ‘New Laws’ that are being brought in on a political level around the world. We have big measures coming in to control people, take away our liberties, allow those in suits to take and take and get away with sometimes the worst of crimes against people who just want to get on with their lives (and the suits don’t go to jail).

There’s also the crazy religious outbursts of all flavors and colors – the ‘Prophet’. We have seen some truly fruit-loopy things being said by conservative Christian leaders… all stripes of people have been flexing their muscles to indoctrinate (interesting word…) people with their whacky outbursts that we so often see on FB.

Chiron can be so misshapen. Chiron can be quite quasimodo and I noticed how Tony Abbott was walking very much like a gallopper (if there is such a word). He walks very weirdly as he does a slightly bouncing from one leg to another (it has to be seen to be believed). His government, here in Australia, is bringing in all kinds of extreme measures. Some truly outrageous and downright ridiculous. The last of the pronouncements with ten – TEN – we haven’t had ten before – Australian flags behind the prime miniature…. oops, slip of the tongue there – our Prime Minister. What a moses announcement. (Our PM and a bunch of his cabinet are Jesuits).

In England, people are upset about the machinations of the government. In the States, in Europe, there’s all kinds of laws being talked about and waved about, particularly about Greece.

In the States, it’s interesting to see the Ten Commandments pic with Charlton Heston as Veiled Prophetthe star – with the talk (again) of gun laws in the States and his involvement with the NRA.

And here is Chiron bringing down the new law. Being the Wounded Healer, Chiron can bring up those wounds and they have a story; Chiron is a story teller. I see Chiron as ‘The Stories We Tell Ourselves’. Without the ‘story’ we don’t have a wound.

On a more everyday level, down here, off ‘The Mountain’, we have the opportunity, or the necessity, of being able to lay down some personal laws. This may include having to break the locks on others’ laws that interfere with what we want to be doing.

This Symbol shows the ability, or the need, to be able to live life by a set of “New Laws”, or, to make new ones that better suit your life and your place in the scheme of things. This pictures situations of revelations of spirit and truth. It is important to manifest these truths and laws manifest and to integrate them into your everyday life. Codifying the ways of humankind can help us understand the limitations of our earthly existence. Although the basic principles of our life may stay the same, the specifics will vary in order to accommodate the changing perceptions of people over time. At times in your life you may find new ideals to live by, or, you could be the one to bring these ‘rules’ to others.

Revelations. Channeling information. Truths revealed. The Bible. The Koran. The Torah. The Ten Commandments. Laying down the law. The Ark of the Covenant. Future planning.

The Caution: Being told what to do. Believing one has all the answers OR believing someone else. Rigid application of dogmatic laws. Bureaucracy. Laws set in stone.

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The Sun On Cancer 5: The Going Against The Grain Degree

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun today is Cancer 5: AT A RAILROAD CROSSING, A CAR RACES WITH A TRAIN

This Symbol is otherwise known as the ‘train-wreck’ degree. (I hope for no train wrecks, literal or symbolic…) This degree can bring about some big realisations, especially if you feel you’ve been peeing into the wind lately… For me, I am endeavouring to stop posting on political sites on FB. It gets one nowhere, changes no one’s mind and just makes for flak. It’s rather hard to stop, but, well, I have to look elsewhere!Car Wrecked By A Train

Where do you find yourself rubbing up against others, the government, bureaucracy, the status quo? By observing it today, you might get some more insights into how this whole thing works, or, why you might want to take on the battle.

This Symbol implies the desire, or the ability, to compete with or take on society as if life were a race or something to be conquered in some way. The ‘Car’ is a vehicle for the individual and the ‘Train’ a vehicle for the masses. There is often a need for caution as the individual will not always survive in a collision with the more powerful collective. It probably won’t always work to be insisting bravely that your individual needs should be considered. The collective has too much momentum. If someone pits themselves and their energies continually against society, sooner or later they are likely to lose.

Not looking to the consequences of one’s actions. Running against the grain of others. Cars, trains. Individual rights. Rebelling. Split second timing. Taking one’s chances.

The Caution: Recklessness. Being prepared to sacrifice others. Working until one drops. Not knowing when to stop. Emotional panic. Spinning out of control. Going off the rails.

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