Transiting Saturn Conjunctions ~ Preparing for the Hit

Continuing from an earlier post on transiting Saturn conjunctions…

Melancholia (2011 film)

Melancholia (2011 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If the first part of the film Melancholia is about refusing to compromise (or merge, marry or yoke as with Saturn in Libra), the second half of the film is about no way out. It has a sort of Saturn in Scorpio ring to it, don’t you think?

If you haven’t seen Melancholia yet, I won’t spoil the ending. If you’re curious, click the link for a video of the closing scene. It’s what a dreaded transiting conjunction feels like.

See Ending Scene of Melancholia

To put it bluntly, if you’ve really screwed up in the house of your chart that Saturn is transiting, you are going to suffer the consequences. And it’s usually not very pretty. You may hear comments like:

I learned a lot from that Saturn transit
I was devastated
I had to face the music with that transit Continue reading

Transiting Saturn Conjunctions ~ Scenes from Melancholia

Planets of the Solar System

If you watched the movie Melancholia by Lars von Trier and made it through the excruciating wedding scene that makes up the first half of the film, you saw a masterful representation of what transiting Saturn’s approaching conjunction to a natal planet feels like.

The premise of the movie is that a planet is on a steady course for Earth. Will it crash into Earth and destroy it or not?

The title ~ Melancholia ~ is one of Saturn’s most descriptive words. Without a doubt, the lead (played by Kirsten Dunst) is a top-notch melancholic. There’s so much gloom and doom lusciously strewn about for delicious wallowing regardless of the beautiful setting. The richness and beauty of the setting makes it all the more somber. Most of us have known the deep despair and heartbreak that exists within, no matter how beautiful life appears on the outside. Continue reading

Life’s a Head Game

limited thinking I feel like life is an ever evolving plasma that I’m suspended in. Sometimes I can manipulate the plasma a little bit and sometimes I just have to float. I’ve been floating for the past few months and that’s tiresome now, so I need to take a shot at manipulating the plasma.

For someone with a western emphasis in her chart, that can be harder than it sounds. Folks with an emphasis on the western hemisphere (the right hand side of the chart) are folks that things are more likely to happen to. We’re the responders. People with an eastern emphasis (the left hand side of the chart) are instigators, initiators. They’re more adept at making things happen. They give responders something to respond to.

Have you ever seen the movie Orlando or read the book by Virginia Woolf? Orlando has to adapt in the most unusual ways over several centuries. After very, very long sleeps, Orlando not only wakes up in a new place, but in a new body with a new gender. If you’ve contemplated change over long periods of time and suddenly found yourself in a new world that you have created or that has been thrust upon you, you are Orlando.

Mintelligence withinaybe eastern hemisphere types create their worlds and western types have a new world thrust upon them. If planets are scattered around the wheel, there’s a good chance you can handle both. What do you think about that?

Whether eastern or western, we’re faced with the same task ~ thrive in the world we’re in. That’s where the head game comes in. We’ve all played this game and we’re all darn good at it. We see what we want to see and find what we’re looking for whether that’s good stuff or lousy stuff. Affirmations are supposed to help us stay on the path. Mantras can serve as guides in getting where we want to be. Prayer. Resolve. Proper support. Use the tools that work for you. It’s a process.

It all starts with that icky, burdensome feeling of knowing that you want something to change. But what exactly? Don’t think about changing someone else. You can’t. Think only of changing something about yourself or your own life.

Really good quote by Tony Soprano ~ There’s not a geographical solution to an emotional problem, or something to that effect. As enticing as it is to run away, we take our junk with us. Dump the junk. Dump some of the junk. No one dumps all of it at once. Start small. Ask yourself this. If I could drop one thing, what would it be? Work on changing that.

If you’re a creator, start creating. If you’re a responder, start responding.

Whatever is happening out there is only a mirror of my own limited thinking.
I trust the intelligence within me.

That’s my daily draw today, and that’s my plan. If you need to change that sentence, change it. I’m changing it a little. I’m replacing intelligence with intuition. I’m calling it my watery intelligence. It’s my best guiding force and I’ve put it on the back burner in pursuit of a more linear way of responding. For someone with a lunar rating of 80 on Donna Cunningham’s planetary tests, that’s backassward!!

My first step is to reconnect with my intuition through the use of more intuitive tools. That means more oracles, tarot and dream work and less astrology for now. Astrology is what’s happening to me. I’m responding by tapping into and trusting the watery intelligence within me.

To kick start this process, I’ve created Tarot Gal, a place for free readings. It’s brand new and there’s not much there. If you’re interested in a free reading, click here. I’ll respond to as many as I can manage. It’s my hope that we all benefit.

Images from Louise L. Hay Wisdom Cards. These are the front and back of one card. Interested in purchasing this deck?

Full Moon in Scorpio ~ Lotus Moon


Super Moon! Scorpio! Full Moon Madness! Cinco de Mayo!

That’ll make a person nervous.

This is the Moon of Secrets. It’s at 16° Scorpio, the second decan, influenced by Pluto and Neptune, classically Mars and Jupiter. This degree of the zodiac is in a part of the sky known as the Heart of the Scorpion with one of the brightest stars in the sky (Antares) at the heart.

Word on the street is that this is a tough celestial neighborhood. You lock your doors when you drive through this neighborhood, if you know what I mean. People who grew up here had a hard scrabble life. They’re tough and fearless. The survivors hope to make it out. Many come back and make a difference. Continue reading

Moon in Gemini ~ Project Gutenberg and Free E-Book Downloads


I am laughing at myself because I’ve just spent several hours downloading free books from Project Gutenberg, free books for the Kindle from Amazon, and other ebooks from other websites. OMG!! What fun!

Here’s the Moon in Gemini at work on the mind:

  • Decided to read through the June issue of Dell Horoscope
  • Caught Chris Lorenz’s review of Time on Your Hands: A Study in Palmistry by Maiya Gray-Cobb (Gemini/Mercury are associated with the hands)
  • Logged onto Amazon to check it out
  • Did a search for more books on palmistry
  • Saw Cheiro’s Palmistry for All listed as a free kindle download (I only have Kindle on my pc)
  • Noticed Thought-Forms for free download with a note that it might be found elsewhere on the web.
  • Searched and found a color copy at Project Gutenberg
  • Searched Project Gutenberg for other topics

And on and on and on.

So now I have several new e-books downloaded to read through at my leisure. Now I’m going to make some phone calls and settle in to writing some reports.

Just had to stop and laugh with Luna.