My Sacred Airplane, My Star: Advice for Hard Transits

"sun square pluto" So yesterday I got a beautiful message and today I got a beautiful message (from people who know me some – Facebook messages) and it is beautiful to be SEEN and what they see, saw, was the truth – of me – which in a way was really all I ever wanted. To be seen clearly for who I am but to what end? i.e. what is the point of being so strong and so brave. You only get this strong and this brave because of the continual tests. Everyone has their breaking point. There has to come a time when the tests stop, no? Or is it just constant until the last breath. I wonder. I think of the Four of Swords. A break from battle. I think of the Star. Health. Restoration. Hope.

If Saturn through my 4th House chooses to destroy me then I may allow it. I don’t have much fight left. Unless a compelling reason arises. What I can muster is occasional hope or faith. I aligned myself with that today. The people who have no fight left — that’s what they do. That’s what *you* can do. Look at the Star card.

Also, that reason to live thing, be it person, place, thing, cause. You must have one under hard transits. I think of a client dear soul, survived breast cancer and her friend telling her that she had to LIVE. That was all. Not fret about her hair gone or breast gone but get through chemo and LIVE. The way she told the story was way better than I am telling it here. And she also told me how his words pissed her off. She didn’t want to be told THAT. But when she told me, it felt like a message for me too. I mean, isn’t that WHY she was telling it (too)? If you do this work for any length of time at all then you know that the angels choose your clients perfectly.

Maybe you thought this was going to be a bleak blog post or dark depressing blog post but it’s actually not. Root around in the moon pluto mud but it’s not. I have a surprise for you.

That even in the moon pluto mud, a star is born. What your star is or will be, I cannot tell you from this distance, but it is fact. The one gritty reality point I have to make though is your star or my star may only be an airplane shooting across the sky and I do like airplanes a lot — I love to fly — but they aren’t stars.

Hopefully these feelings I’m feeling today (thank you Sun Pluto and Mars Neptune!) will slip into something, blossom into those poems I’m supposed to be writing but aren’t writing. Yet. But even THAT is not my sacred airplane, my star. What is? What is yours? 

xx

Mars Opposition Neptune: The Longing Increaseth (Oct 6th)

"sun square pluto" They don’t know what they want. Maybe they don’t want anything. You know what you want. You are Mars in this configuration. Direct, assertive. And they are Neptune, confused or confusing. Or maybe it’s the other way around. Or maybe it’s inside you, the whole thing — one minute certain, the next uncertain. Like one of those doctor’s office scales. You have to slide the mental piece up down up down to get to the true weight, to get to the truth.

Also tomorrow the Sun is square Pluto which I wrote about here and Mercury (rx) sextile Saturn. I’m not sure which one of these big ones you’ll feel more — the obsession of Pluto or the longing of Neptune (and they do sextile) — but suffice to say there’s no way out. Not tomorrow. And not the day after. And certainly not today.

xx

The Stars This Week: Boring

"jupiter trine pluto" I can tell you about this week or I can tell you about next week. They are VERY different. I’ll do a little of both.

How are you post-Eclipse?

I feel better. It took until TODAY pretty much, for the Moon happily snuggled in… where is the Moon? Still in Taurus? Must check. Maybe we are in Gemini already and THAT is why I feel distracted today (+ head cold clogging up my Third Eye and Crown – which reminds me did you know that Edgar Cayce believed the Third Eye chakra was the topmost? Not the Crown unlike so many other systems and said the “shape” of the chakra system was like shepherd’s crook, but I digress…).

Other than MOON aspects we have only one exact aspect this week which is this morning - a Sun Mercury (retrograde) conjunction and I feel like I’m moving forwards and backwards at the same time. Do you?

And then there’s next week OMG NEXT WEEK. I’m just going to list it now. I’m just going to list it. See for yourself what next week is like…

Sun in Libra square Pluto 
Mars opposing Neptune 
Venus enters Virgo 
Mercury goes direct 
Venus square Saturn 
Jupiter trine Pluto 

Pretty much every damn day we got something major. Not all bad but major. ANOTHER Venus Saturn square I know….

Oh and then a Sun Uranus opposition. And the Monday after is the New Moon in Libra. 

Enjoy your day xo I’ll be back with more, as things develop.

Weekend Tarot Forecast: Broom, Blood, & Brain

Rest! Relax!

Moon will be in Taurus this weekend.

We’re under a Mars Neptune opposition too and you can read my thoughts about that here but let me also say this:

Find the Virgo/Pisces axis in your chart (early degrees, say between 0 – 5) and realize/remember that your MIND CAN AND LIKELY WILL PLAY TRICKS ON YOU in the areas of your life (governed by those houses). This is the nature of Neptune (trickery, illusion). And in aspect to Mars in Virgo? You think you’re right (as always) BUT… I’d get a second opinion. And a third. And then a fourth.

;)

Weekend Tarot Forecast for BROOM, BLOOD & BRAIN (home, spirit, mind):

Thank you, Tarot Goddess! We got some beautiful cards here:

Broom/Home: DON’T YOU DARE IMAGINE GIVING UP NO FUCKING WAY (The Chariot)

Blood/Spirit: I know you thirst for new adventure. So pick one! (The Fool)

Brain/Mind: Okay, with the entrance of this card (Page of Wands) I am now starting to read them as a unit. It’s really full speed ahead for you. And may hear news but I suggest… not waiting.

And yet… I can’t help but feel something quite lovely in the days ahead. May have to wait for November. And it will come as a surprise but one of those full circle surprises. Could be related to the house where Mercury is transiting for you.

Love, MP

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Your Mars In Libra Shield!

I want to talk about two things today.

1) that the Mars Neptune opposition (already in affect but exact this weekend) is nothing for you to be afraid of and–

2) how appropriate it would be to create a BEAUTIFUL SHIELD OF PROTECTION for the long Mars in Libra transit of 2014. How Mars in Libra is nothing if not beautiful and charming :) Violently so :) but if this transit creates a steaming pile of doo doo in your chart (sorry, not very Libra of me!), then a little magic can go a long way!

You can create a shield in your mind. You can create a shield FOR REAL. Yeah. ARTS AND CRAFTS, BITCHES!

Think about it!

Mars = bravery! Courage! Protection!

I know some of y’all knit. I know some of y’all draw. I know some of y’all daydream. I picture mine… like a sand mandala that will last only as long as needed and then poof with a single breath, gone.

But about Mars (ambition, desire, passion) opposing (fighting with) Neptune (fantasy, daydreaming, sleep), my advice is this: you will want to watch your stress and energy levels verrrrry closely. Sleep extra. It will prevent a cold. Eat warm foods. Mars is in Virgo. Health is Wealth. Neptune may make you feel like everything is okay but the truth is… you are out of balance this weekend (maybe even RIGHT NOW) and how you  better your balance is by paying attention to your body. Smoke less. Drink more water. Allow yourself to mope or putter. And mutter. MORE WATER. HYDRATE PEOPLE HYDRATE! But also do your work. Mind the small stuff. Take care of the critters. Create a miniature. I am picture a Joseph Cornell…

Any questions? 

Love, MP

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60 minutes by Instant Message: $75
90 minutes by Instant Message: $100

And you can split up the time if you don’t want to use it all at once. 

ALSO, I am running my FOUR for THREE i.e. FOUR hour-long readings for the price of three i.e. $300. This is great if you are sure you will be contacting me more than three times EVER :)

And can also split up this time too of course. Phone/Email/Instant Message. 

I also do $35 Mini Moon Readings (Astro or Tarot) by email for the budget conscious or shy :)

I think that’s the latest right now. Haven’t been up to video-making lately and until I get another class going, you can find me on Facebook and in the Big City :)

Hop On! Mars Direct Friday the 13th!

"pluto square uranus"

Yesterday Pluto stationed retrograde.

Our slow-moving outer planets going retrograde in and of itself isn’t really news. What is striking though is that Pluto and Uranus will square this summer as Uranus moves forward and Pluto moves back and then Uranus moves back!

Consider this square to be active all summer long. Consider it a dance. With grenades.

;)

In potentially more cheerful news though, Mars stations direct tomorrow yay! He still has to fuss his way through most of Virgo but hell yes he wants to MOOOOOOOOVE forward.

Other Friday flavors:

Talking EST, the Moon will be void of course in Capricorn for a big chunk of the afternoon and then enter Aquarius in the early evening.

The Sun will be at 23 Aries. Mercury at 27 Pisces. Venus at 9 Gemini (notice that Pluto went retrograde at 9 Capricorn). Mars goes direct at 3 degrees Virgo.

Jupiter at 16 Taurus. Saturn Rx at 26 Libra. Uranus at 5 Aries. Neptune at 2 Pisces.

And when I list the numbers like this, think about how they match up to your own chart. 

The most interesting thing about these numbers was Mars moving back back back in opposition to Neptune, creating confusion, even chaos in your Mars and Neptune houses.

Will it all get straightened out? 

Eventually. Or you’ll move on. To new confusions, new chaos ;)

Have a beautiful day, everyone! Now that my computer is up and running again, life feels a bit back to normal… 

xo

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Mars Opposition Neptune And The End Of Suffering

"mars in virgo"

Neptune is at 1 degree Pisces and Mars is at 5 degrees Virgo. Mars is retrograde so you can think of Mars retrograding, moving backwards, to “meet” Pisces.

Mars + Neptune = forcing the dream? It’s an odd energy combo because Neptune resists the corral and yet Mars being retrograde changes things. Softens them.

I remember this transit from a few years ago. Neptune was in Aquarius then and Mars was in Leo and it was a 12th House/6th House transit for me — as it is now.

Back then I felt this transit made me feel paranoid and not quite in reality. Neptune can be delusion and Mars is a punch.

But of course there are different ways an aspect or transit can express. It doesn’t have to be mental illness or suffering when Neptune is involved.

Mars in Virgo is a powerful healer. Mars in Virgo retrograde is a powerful healer who goes inside the inside to heal you. Mars in Virgo retrograde opposing Neptune is the healer healing the healer. Hands-on, hands-off, doesn’t matter. And the message that heals is nothing you can grasp with the mind which Virgo finds… uncomfortable.

Mars is the faster moving body here. The retrograde motion possibly disorienting to you. Virgo wants all the knowledge, facts, answers but it is NOT possible.  EVER.

Mystery exists.

But here’s my question: which are you seeing in your own life? Are you feeling/seeing Neptune figures clouding up your Mars? Or are you feeling Mars energy and drive, however retrogradey, trying to organize your Neptune?

Oppositions are tugs of war. We’re supposed to lean this way and then lean that way and make peace.

This opposition is awfully close to my ASC/DESC and that’s where I’m feeling/seeing it the most, besides needing to rest this weekend.

Clarity is possible under such a transit. Mars will see to that. While allowing for mystery. He will turn you this way and then that way and then another way but he, like Virgo, will not stop until some truth is chiseled out.

What are your thoughts on this transit? 

xo