For those who experience loss, may something be gained.

Maui inspired print

I wasn’t planning on sharing this painting, or at least yet. I made it as a fun print, with kid’s washable paint. It’s on wood. I like the blank spots, for now.  Not worrying about being a “serious” painter – I like that every time I sit down to make some art, or I make art on the fly – it’s for a different reason, season, need, purpose. Sometimes I study an object, sometimes I just want to have fun. That’s what this was. Also, I’m not pigeon-holing it into “something” or needing to be defined. I’m letting it live on its own.

That said, I am sad to hear today about a colleague’s artwork being stolen. I’m angry. I’d like to keep the details private but I wanted to offer up my “make it easier” coloring in honor of this loss and ask that the artwork be returned to the owner it was gifted to and so that the work can continue to heal and make its offerings on the wall where it was originally set.

Scorpio as a sign in general tends to guard that 8th house of losses and gains. We are in the midst of the full moon with the nodes changing into Leo/N.Node and Aquarius/S.Node. I am a big believer that we don’t lose anything, only the physical form. I can only imagine how much of a blow it was to the creator of the artwork – with the art’s intention to heal and provide.  This is the human condition, no one is free from loss. May this person, and all involved, experience a full restoration.

quality

one teaching doctor says
“humans operate
with the law of quantity
over quality.”

i resist, but listen
anyway

when we have an injury
we compensate
and use extra effort
to accomplish a task

we might not even realize it,
while our ‘new’ habit-pathways
are seamless – to us.

we practiced it, until we had
forgotten.

to get around the trouble
of doing one thing, me might
enlist a few extra sets of muscles.

i should admit now that
this is not really a poem.

but I’m curious,

how are we so ingenious?

The Full Moon in Aquarius: Consciousness, from Individuation to Awakening

This is an old post. I was surprised to see that I wrote this. The nodal positions are now in Aries/Libra axis. Happy Full Moon Everyone 🙂 I love you all.

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Aquarius Full Moon: Ushering in the New Era

There is a nature to the universe, an order, a unity that is divine. Early scientists had some interest in what they sensed as the divinity of order, and they sought to uncover it. At the Aquarian Full Moon, August 13th, 2011, we come clean to our awareness that there is perfect structure in creation.  We are witnessing within and without this extraordinary epoch of renewal, the unfolding of the universe before us–ever becoming, blossoming, simultaneously as our awareness blooms into space.

In this new era, we will see children differently, having allowed our own inner-children to grow up spiritually, we can allow our children to write their own stories/destinies from day-one. They will be encouraged to teach us by their individual expressions. When we are awakened, “Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish,” Albert Einstein. We will…

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August 20, 2013 Full Moon in Aquarius

 

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The Water Bearer

Enter this full moon in Aquarius, the sign of the water bearer. Aquarius is an air sign, and as such, it represents the intellect. Aquarius unlike Leo (the heart sign) represents the love of reason, an impersonal love which values objectivity. Like the other air signs, it goes well with Gemini (knowledge) and Libra (justice). Aquarius is interested in the goodness or the humanist aspect of mankind but not so much just in terms of philosophy. Instead, it’s more of an empathy of understanding.  As ‘the water bearer’, Aquarius supplies mankind with the tools of the divine, the endless supply of the ‘god substance’ within.

This full moon conjuncts the planet Neptune, which sits in the early degrees of Pisces (the sign that it rules, and where it feels quite comfortable). Back in April 2010, and then again in October 2010, Neptune transited the same degree of Aquarius. Therefore, this full moon is energized with the energy of Neptune’s transit, and this transcendent degree that is final degree of Aquarius. Everything about this Full Moon speaks culmination. In fact, the sabian symbol for Aquarius 29 is “A butterfly emerging from a chrysalis.”

Today as I was at Balboa Park in San Diego, California (where the Sabian symbols were once channeled back in the 1920s) a beautiful butterfly landed nearby and climbed up onto my hand. It sat in my palm for a little over a minute, enough time for me to get plenty of photographs with it. As I reflected on the beautiful monarch, a little inner voice said as if from the butterfly herself, “Don’t be afraid…I am aware of you, and you are aware of me…let’s have a minute together.”

What has come full term for you at this full moon?

(“Water Bearer” image is by artist Raina Gentry and more can be viewed at the following location:

http://jeromeartists-gentry.blogspot.com/2010_01_01_archive.html )

The Full Moon in Aquarius: Consciousness, from Individuation to Awakening

Aquarius Full Moon: Ushering in the New Era

There is a nature to the universe, an order, a unity that is divine. Early scientists had some interest in what they sensed as the divinity of order, and they sought to uncover it. At the Aquarian Full Moon, August 13th, 2011, we come clean to our awareness that there is perfect structure in creation.  We are witnessing within and without this extraordinary epoch of renewal, the unfolding of the universe before us–ever becoming, blossoming, simultaneously as our awareness blooms into space.

In this new era, we will see children differently, having allowed our own inner-children to grow up spiritually, we can allow our children to write their own stories/destinies from day-one. They will be encouraged to teach us by their individual expressions. When we are awakened, “Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish,” Albert Einstein. We will be like God, knowing this, but not necessarily why or how we all are actually equal in the eyes of All There Is. We will be in our heart-mind, knowing the truth by heart again, giving new life to old ways of using language such as, “memorized by heart.” We will be re-freshed about Science as a process, not just as a book of knowledge (written by those of power) to be used for or against religious beliefs. We will be released from the socialized pressure of making fringe ideas disappear, and able to embrace anomalies with curiosity, sensitivity, and compassion as the virtue of connectedness. Testing and experimentation will be done only by mutual agreement and mutual interest in the results. We will become very aware of our connectedness again.

How do we get there? In two ways that are really one: First, by the awareness that we are already there (use our individuality to express the truth of this unity in all one’s thoughts and actions; We must become self-sustaining). Two: via Uranus square Pluto transits, that is, the tests and challenges ushering the era From http://darkstarastrology.com/uranus-square-pluto-horoscopes-2011-2012-2013-2014-2015-predictions/.

There are seven exact square between Uranus and Pluto between 2012 and 2015. The last series of squares was between 1932 and 1934.

Uranus square Pluto June 26 2012

Uranus square Pluto September 19 2012

Uranus square Pluto May 21 2013

Uranus square Pluto November 1 2013

Uranus square Pluto April 21 2014

Uranus square Pluto December 15 2014

Uranus square Pluto March 17 2015

These tests are not to be feared but to be understood as taking place on the inner plane of your existence. It is always, at every moment, up to oneself to do the refining work to become better people. We must create with courage and sincerity (Leo)—the passion of love, and with humanity and fraternity—the awareness of the self in Other (Aquarius).

Aquarius Full Moon: Aspects

The Sun is in conjunction with Venus, illuminating the feminine principle—or more appropriately, the “Yin” function of receptivity in creation. Mercury is retrograde in Leo, also conjunct the Sun and Venus, setting up the mental template for Venusian influence. Our psyches are primed for sensitivity and tenderness, the receptivity of Venus. We can acknowledge mentally that love is a ‘want’ and a ‘value’ that is self-possessed.

The moon in the sign of Aquarius gives distance to the emotions, subjugates the unconscious (moon) to lend a certain cognitive distance, which can either serve the purpose of illuminating those principles that underlie creation (in Leo, its individual selves), or to dismiss and isolate self-expression as marginal and non-cohesive (say it’s against harmony).

The North Node of the moon (future) is in the sign of Sagittarius begging us to be adventurous, spirited, and optimistic in our nature. The South node of the moon (past) is in Gemini asking us to make use of our knowledge and our networks, and to release this focus on communication-for-communication’s-sake to reach into the higher realms (not just greater distances for the sake of it, but to be progressive, such as the arrow of the archer has aim), and to further develop humanity’s current philosophy and judiciousness.

In its earliest stages, individuation starts as the mirror of the world (at least how one thinks the world would like the individual to act and behave, and most of this is projected) eventually through experimentation and differentiation (Aquarius), the individual sorts out the matrix of self-material and finally anchors all self-expression in the soul—that which resonates most deeply with the incarnate being. It’s at this point that the artist (Leo) can touch the hearts of the collective. Coming full-circle, the deepest part of Self is not Self at all but  individuated, temporary expressions of the collective spark of all life, Spirit.

The Aquarius full moon is indeed the gift of Self to the collective, offered as both (small) just one of many, and (enormously powerful) a speaker of the One.

Uranus in Aries

Uranus is Hoppin’ into Aries, ready to drive.

Matchbox Cars

You know those matchbox cars that you rev up, turning the wheels while you hold the tiny car in your hand, winding it up to set it down and just “let go.”  That’s what I see happening now….
Uranus changes signs about every 7 years.  Remember the “seven-year itch,” or that all the cells in your body are new every 7 years? Uranus entered Pisces in March 2003.  Think about all that has changed. Some science (Uranus) has gotten mystical, and some mystics (Pisces) have gotten scientific. Pisces is diffuse and dilutes the mind’s sharp sense for direction. Pisces teaches faith while naturally bringing doubt and confusion. We are better for walking this path, for surrendering to the “unknown” and to that holy mysterious place within and without.

To my calculations, Uranus will be “setting foot” in the territory of Aries on March 11, 2011. Of course, this is a movement taking the course of approximately 7 years.  Sure it’s a relatively slow movement in the heavens–so you’ll feel the changes in gradation all the while. However, usually when a planet crosses over a threshold, our lives begin to move in ways that are fairly recognizable.  In the special case of lightning-fast Uranian symbolism, and naïvely quick Aries temperament, we’ve got quite an animal being born in our lives.
Think about all the disillusionment that you’ve experienced while Uranus was in Pisces.  Now you can use your disillusionment and group-mind to bring out your individual. This is a time for being “self” without being “self-ish.” You have all the permission in the world.

Where’s my Uranus At?

Uranus is my natal chart’s ruler, so I’m really hoppin’ for sure. I’ve got a million ideas that I’m ready to ship out of my nervous system, and I’m going to do it in packets of energy. How will you use this new development? For many of you I wonder where Uranus is in your chart now, what house it’s occupying, and what other details I could know to help you get a better picture of what’s for dinner, if you know what I mean. I could tell you more about my chart but really, that’s just boring.  I could also give you a “canned” version of your stars, but that’s also boring. So, just write me a little note and I’ll tell you where Uranus is if you don’t already know.

Aquarius …

That said,

Aquarius is the sign ruled by the planets Uranus and more traditionally Saturn.  If you know anyone with the standard Aquarian temperament, they are usually very genius, albeit aloof, but they got tons of friends. The reason why is that they will be a friend to anybody. They serve the human need for invention, and can spend tons of time alone, apart…but never quite totally detached from humanity, just serving humanity from a different platform. Aquarians are quirky and always recognize what’s special and yet very ordinary about others. They like groups of people who share a purpose.

We are likely to see more developments and quick clustering of like-minded people.  People have the fire lit and they are ready for change. Playing with Uranus is like playing with a mystery card—it’s powerful because, will it be good? (serve my wishes) or will it be bad? (not serve my wishes).  In reality, the only wishes we really want honored are the ones that are good for us. Alas, we don’t always know what’s good for us. Therefore, it’s wise to use this time to consider how we are going to deal with the changes that are thrust upon us now.  My recommendation is to cultivate a certain Aquarian detachment.  That is, see the bigger picture. This will help us get out of any heated mess we get ourselves into with the Aries inspiration to “just-go-already.” There you have it. Let your courage be, accept what happens as a result, and also, let’s revisit friendship.

Friendship and Heavenly Music

We need our friends. At this time I urge you to save yourself some hassle, if you already haven’t started, and consider if your friends are really your friends.  Believe me this is a time where you stop listening to what other people tell you who they are to you, and you decide for yourself: “this person, ‘such-and-such’ calls me their friend, and I’m happy that they do… but, really, I don’t think they are much of a friend to me in return.” Think about the balance. We will be spending more energy on this and developing the true spirit of friendship—it’s really about how we are with humanity. I remember the story of the Good Samaritan: consider how you treat strangers, that detachment is the key.

Freely giving love through friendship, brotherly and sisterly love, is the most open and loving relationship that we can still label “a relationship.” Let’s keep in mind that Saturn in Libra will oppose Uranus in Aries.  Libra is about relationships and Saturn is about restrictions or commitments. Uranus is about freedom and individuality and Aries is about self.  Libra is about “other” and, Saturn (roles, structures, convention) are in opposition, bringing awareness and often-times an element of confrontation.

SO…..

—–>What’s rising to the consciousness is the sudden changes in friendships and relationships.  *Remember your relationship to yourself.* If you can honor you, then you can step into authentic relationship (other). Not before, not after—all the time.  Make it a mantra. Know/love thyself and honor your connection to all life. Keep this in balance and your lightning rod/antenna (Uranus) will pick up heavenly music instead of static electricity, or worse—a sudden flash that knocks you off your feet with a clap of thunder.

With much love and gratitude ~