Teach Me Tuesdays: Animal Totem Messages

“When the birdwatcher found a nest, he was egg-sighted! The only thing otters drive in rivers is an otter-mobile.” – Unknown

It’s time for furry and feathery vengeance; or something like that. Anyway enjoy the underlined hyperlink text which will provide you with some twisty turvy along your journey.

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Thankful for small achievements. I managed to actually get my bedroom cleaned thoroughly today since I had a lot of dust on my wealth altar, computer desk, and such as well as some laundry. Everything feels better at least in that regard since I use the witch hazel in there to dust because my only other cleaning option has peppermint oil which is harder to air out if it becomes too aggressive an odor.

I was feeling great until I encountered the obstacle that led to me putting a little too much weight into my left foot. Now I’m feeling the burn again of aches and pains. It was fun while it lasted because I learned the kitchen entrance way has the perfect set up for standing push ups today. The pain has been on/off again today honestly!

I’ve managed well otherwise, but I had hoped today would mean my pain flares were lessening. Maybe I was a little too hopeful, but can you blame me. In fact this foot has gotten so cranky that to keep it from hurting most nights I’m sleeping on my stomach or back in Tree pose to keep it at a realtive 90° angle to prevent my plantar fasciitis from flaring in an inherited California King oak tree bed; totally normal.

I may very well be a Holly on the Celtic calendar like mom, but… I mean I’ve started sleeping to DNA repair and anti inflammatory frequency entrainment music to see if it will help.

Thankfully my neck has not been upset since my head is often turned left or right. Night splints won’t work. Compression socks or anything too tight causes me neuropathy, muscle spasms (the last was Hell on Earth), and makes my Achilles burn. I wake up wanting to curse obscenities if I do that and forget it during the day. Kinesthetic tape is fine.

Today I thought we could have some fun with investigating animal totems. I’ve been given the following three as those I am presently working with while going through my Reiki attunement process/education in reaching Master level.

I’ve additionally performed a Dodecatemoria/Dvadashamsha chart similar to yesterday for the fixed star Algorab which is a traditionally Arabic word (Al-ghuraab) which means the Crow within the Corvus Constellation as these hold significance to those born in Magha lunar mansion.

The nature of this fixed star is the energies of Mars and Saturn which can assist one with driving away negative energies and give protection from the malice of others. It has been associated with Black Onyx and the right kidney within the human body. This also reminds me of my blog post on Libra while it’s notable that Corvus actually in the Hebrew Mazzaroth is associated to the Leo Sun sign (my Tropical placement and Vedic lunar mansion).

The Antennae Galaxies in Corvus Constellation

The Chinese see this fixed star as the Chariot or celestial carriage transporting tributes from foreign lands to the Emperor signifying an accumulation of wealth while presiding over travel.

There is a PDF I found explaining this with the Bible, but I’m going to forewarn and forearm my blog readers that I do not really belong to any church. I may have become fully Catholic in my 20s and have the maternal/paternal DNA of an Ashkenazi Jew from Europe particularly Germany and Denmark, but I’m not really a dogmatist or holding some radically rigid belief system because I’ve grown beyond exoteric practices.

I do me and you do you! Esotericism is not what most church pews teach, and I get testy with fundamentalism now.

Blue Jay:

Encourages me to be a little sassy each day! If there’s something I’ve been wanting I am supposed to politely ask for it. If there’s any issues which need confrontation I am not to sweep it under the rug as Blue Jay will drag it back out into the open to be addressed. Because Blue Jays will eat the young of other birds we are told to be direct without operating from a destructive intent.

Otter:

Otter happens to be one of the most playful feminine energies on Earth swimming over into my space to bring a message of joyful play rather than competitive play. If life has been difficult or I find my challenges overwhelming I have been encouraged to relax rather than panic. Otter is here to remind me that play is just as important as work especially the kind I loved as a child. Hopscotch was suggested for me.

The Crow:

Crow is always on the alert for trouble with their loud caws that warn each other of impending danger. Very little escapes their keen vision and many cultures associate Crow with being the keeper of knowledge. Crow has flapped his way into my life to bring a message of watchfulness. Build your nest high enough to really understand what’s going on around you is the advice I’ve been given.

Dodecatemoria/Dvadashamsha Chart for Algorab

Algorab is in a rather ironic place being that it’s the 1st House of Aries at 14° in this style chart given what they are meant to teach us about ourselves. Opposed to my Sun, trine Neptune, and biquintile Chiron we can see certain traits play out here. The 1st House is for self improvement as well as displays one’s inner/outer image reflecting our personality, character, manners, and temperament.

We don’t make rash decisions rather we slow down to assess all situations. This is especially true in healing or channeling our emotions. To access our inner potential we feel drawn to engage in creative, artistic, spiritual, and charitable activities. We tend to not follow linear time enjoying instead a maverick’s path of healer, astrologer, and self realization.

When life becomes too confining to the chart holder they push against it until they experience a breakthrough. One will not let anything thwart their growth. This molting they do is quite automatic and one will only cause severe suffering to themselves if they resist it. Growth is exhilarating especially when one supports themselves in the process of it.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “An apple tree with many rotten apples on the ground around it.” The rotten apples and the snake’s dead skin are what has been cast off. The skin is a remnant of the growth and expansion of wisdom which will always be generating new skins as it evolves.

The rotten apples manifest the luxurious abundance of the creative urge as it relentlessly casts its seeds of inspiration into the physical world. Work with guardian angel Mebahel and daimon Leraje.

Daimon Leraje represents the Six of Wands, Moon, Leo, and Plantain. This daimon empowers ritual magic bringing aid to love spells while guiding one in healing/medicine as well as assisting with reconciliation spells. Leraje imparts one with the wisdom to handle conflicts.

Garden updates include larger roma tomatoes which are still green, a few more zinnias and sunflowers, we’re still producing some beans which need to be cut although I’m not sure when I’m getting out there yet although I need to check the carrots, and we have a lot of various bees.

I’m honestly not outside much in the hotter afternoons so I’ve stopped photographing butterflies the way I did about 5-6 years ago. Oh, the front garden crepe myrtles are unhappy and the bark is peeling, however, one of the back one’s is very happy. Lettuce is going to seed!

That’s two bees for the price of one please. Wings and stripes! And I think that might be another baby preying mantis?! It’s difficult to see in the central region, but that little greeny is what I’m “I Spying.”
Solar flowers galore which I got to say someone today mentioned that I have not one, but two green thumbs after seeing the garden.
We still have some beans being produced on the vines, but I’ve not been able to get to cutting them. We gave several away and still have a bag in the refrigerator! It’s like death by green, yellow, and purple beans out here even if this is not the best image capture of the event!
Color, but it seems to often be of the same variety and vivid.
I’m not complaining; promise!
Lettuce heading off to seed…
I really need to check the carrots again to see if they’re ready to harvest, but the peanut planted by the neighborhood squirrel in the same bed and the wildflowers has grown huge. I do wish either A) my neighbor would stop feeding the squirrels or B) they would stop planting in my beds!
Here is some borage!
Let’s not forget the roma tomatoes on the vines.
Or the sweet potatoes!

May you have a provocative and intriguing Tuesday! 💬🌌

PS: Google has responded that they should be removing the “flag” on my business listing. I’m not sure who sent in that I had harmful downloads, links, or was fraudulent, but I do hope the Universe teaches them a nice lesson in karma!

I still believe doing that with no grounds or basis is defamation, slander, or libel of a person’s character and business. As I said before my astrology business is legal, and I’m no criminal. I pass background checks. If you have a question at the very least use the contact form or email on my Terms of Service & FAQ. Going around bad mouthing anyone with no grounds is just childish and improper.

“Hey bud, how’s it growing?” – Unknown

Teach Me Tuesdays: June’s Strawberry Supermoon Brings Cleansing During a Harvest

“The night is a strawberry.” – Louise Penny

While I was sleeping the June Strawberry Supermoon signifying our ripening and in-gathering of harvest occurred at 4:51 AM CST in Sagittarius at 22° with aspects which includes a T-Square between the Sun in Gemini and Neptune in Pisces with a Stellium between Uranus, the North Lunar Node, Venus, and the Ascendant in Taurus while Mercury was at zero point Gemini. Other names for this Moon include the Green Corn Moon, Berries Ripen Moon, Horse Moon, Flower Moon, and Mead Moon as the meadows were mowed.

Yes, I still have the strawberry jewelry box above near my wealth altar in my bedroom. It was made by my best friend in high school during our pottery class we shared.

This will impact everyone a little bit differently for a variety of factors. Myself personally my natal 2nd House is Sagittarius while in the same configuration/chart my 8th House is Gemini, my 5th House is Pisces, and my 7th House is Taurus. The Sabian Symbol of this degree linked to above is about taking our dirty laundry whatever that may be literally or metaphorically, giving it a good thorough wash with detergent and/or fabric softener, and then industrial or line drying it.

For me personally this is a time where wisdom and good judgment can bless one with better earning capabilities and expand our overall ideas/vision regarding finding resources which support our ability to feel secure in life. We have a lucky guardian angel who helps us attain positive publicity, a love for comfort/relaxation, and determines whether or not we will be the spender/saver with our overall wealth acquired past, present, and future.

We display as outspoken, courageous, and we tend to concentrate our energies on that which is according to our own impulse rather than people pleasing. Our intuitive/psychic nature allows us to have a deeper awareness of how others perceive us. This can also be a trigger for our internal insecurities. We believe that we’re often misunderstood or seen as impulsive and unpredictable. We are not like other extroverts in that we actually do enjoy our moments of solitude.

My placements also indicate something I’m more than well aware of. I have an extremely discriminating knowledge of current events from consuming television or alternative news programs/podcasts and being overly interested in public affairs. When Neptune transits into my 5th House, however, I become a million times more spiritual, imaginative, and ironically as you may/may not have noticed we take up an extreme desire to learn about vibration, energy, and all kinds of woo with quantum physics.

I saw a website at one point that explained the problem with creating Happiness Machines which reminded me of Kabbalah’s take on the Wheel of Fortune. You’re not designed to remain in bliss forever despite modern esotericists who claim such practices are healthy.

The color range of zinnias is still a little limited, but I’m still enjoying what has grown in the garden nonetheless.
Sunflower centers on full display. Definitely bee magnets!
A gulf fritillary on a zinnia!

Life is cycles therefore if you were actually transcending duality consciousness you would no longer identify any instance in your life as inherently a form of polarity be that male versus female, black versus white, or positive versus negative. Many of us have not been trained to reach such levels because our self professed or propped up by others yogis, preachers, life coaches, etc. prefer to make money and fame by selling us what I’ll call half truths as they’re not inherently lies or untruths.

Back to placements that have a personal emphasis for me true fulfillment lies in finding a balance between traditions, responsibility, and the exciting/experimental. We’re rebellious against authority. Our life is not just about understanding or knowing self, but there is a deliberate attempt to do the same with others.

The T-Square currently can present us with those who are stubborn, inflexible, and struggle with commitment. It’s going to be a slightly bumpy ride where being ambitious or go-getter meets a bit of strife, but if we employ our endless supply of inner intelligence we’re likely capable of adapting easily to anything we’re presented with at this time. Stelliums in and of themselves present other challenges pushing us towards mastery through repeated trial/error.

You may see blurred boundaries, face rejection from peers, deal with some rather chaotic environments, and need to find quirky or original solutions to what life brings your way at this time. The best way to imagine a stellium is as if you were the mom of multiple children with various archetypes being displayed that you’re trying to get into a cooperative group.

We could call each of these archetypes the Performer, the Activist, the Anxious, the Studious, and the Rescuer. Life is asking you to investigate each one and determine what they mean to you personally.

The Performer wants to be center stage while the Activist desires to champion various social, environmental, and economic/political causes. The Anxious struggles to feel secure knowing what is expected of them yet the Studious yearns to persevere through hard work. Finally the Rescuer is enlivened by opportunities to race in and save the day.

Let’s investigate this degree further; I’m very familiar with this as I’ve crossed it before in my astrology chart years ago during a transit. It’s actually in my eyes a fun degree to explore.

A passionate and insistent self expression can be found here. This degree displays the ability to stir up energies which bring transformation to situations by provoking others to see them in a new way. It helps others to get back in touch with what they’re really feeling and comfortably express themselves. Affirming once again the ground of our being lies in renewing our self assurances that we’re ready to move on.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Blackbirds flying out of a pie.” Live birds were never meant to be eaten. There are dark energies we were never meant to take in. In this degree suddenly and surprisingly they release in a way that is harmless even humorous and delightful.

In the original nursery rhyme there were four and twenty of them. Twenty-four being the number of the soul’s complete journey. This is a fortunate number where one will get to enjoy a good life with love, support, and affection from others.

And so this is not just a partial release of what Eckard Tolle calls the “pain body,” but gradually and eventually a complete release of it. This degree is Kabbalistically ruled by the Moon and Sagittarius is the sign of transcendence hence the subconscious (Moon) eventually transcending its repressed contents. Work with guardian angel Ariel and daimon Bifrons.

Daimon Bifrons correlates to the Two of Cups, Mars, Tobacco, and Cancer. This daimon helps us to better understand geometry, mathematics, astrology, and the properties of herbs as well as stones. Another benefit of working with Bifrons is during post funeral rites to ensure restless souls of the departed may safely transition.

For those born into Magha nakshatra such as myself any instruction or assistance with this particular daimon helps us to remain in touch with our departed ancestral heritage particularly as a means of honoring them.

“Strawberries are considered to be the most bullied fruits because they’re always getting picked on.” – Anonymous

For many we may meet with our pitris also during our dreams as they might have unfinished karma on the physical planes that we’re here to burn/finish for them. And while a great many would say that’s not your obligation some spiritual practices believe this assists the entire family lineage in obtaining the various degrees of liberation we seek to accomplish.

I’ve found what I believe is a two part series on Ketu which rules Magha nakshatra with Regulus that is great for me particularly as my Ketu was in Aquarius with my Rahu in Leo. You see the nakshatra is a lunar mansion which means my Moon is Leo while the Sun was in Cancer under a Sidereal/Vedic natal chart.

After a while I will admit this can become confusing for self as well as others due to the intricacies of how deeply one can study their natal or other astrology charts/workings. My sidebar explains the differences I have in Tropical and Sidereal.

On a more general approach as everyone would need to look upon their natal and transit charts to ascertain the current path their June Strawberry Supermoon asks of them this time is ideal for anything related to family, career aspirations, and believing in yourself.

If you’re struggling with self confidence enlist the support of loved ones whatever tribe that may include as it may not be the one you’re born into. Clean out your closets/drawers, old papers/receipts, and anything else which clutters your life at this time. It’s auspicious now to free up any stagnant or negative energy similar to my blog post on Gandanta recently.

If you’re interested in crystal work this degree is great with Blue Onyx expressing a message of emotional purification and transformation as excesses wash away and virtuousness is enhanced by focusing upon taking a necessary retreat to a quiet location where you may reawaken your spirituality and grow personally. The affirmation is I make time for reflection, stillness, and silence in my life.

The degree falls upon two fixed stars of interest. We would look to Ras Alhague in the head of Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer and Gamma Apus in Apus the Bird Of Paradise. With a name traced to Persian astronomy via Al Rai’ as The Shepherd and the Chinese name How as the Duke we find that the first fixed star we are investigating is associated with Asclepius ruling medicines. Other associations from Kabbalists include the Hebrew letter Ayin and the tarot trump The Tower.

Apus literally translates from it’s connection with the family Apodidae or the Swifts as Without Foot in the constellation of Bird of Paradise. Swifts can reach speeds of 69 miles per hour. Paradise being a word with Persian roots is generally identified with the Garden of Eden. Portuguese traders first encountered these birds on trade roots to the Moluccas which is taken from the Arabic root malik meaning king. In Hebrew the related word is malach meaning angel/messenger.

Swifts have such small legs they were believed to have none at all. These aerial birds drink, bathe, preen, collect food, and sleep/mate while on wing. In China this constellatin was Cho the Curious Sparrow or the Little Wonder Bird.

This time also can be seen as Vat Purnima when married women dedicate to Savitri who tricked Yama the God of Death into giving her dead husband a new lease on life. Devotees worship the Banyan where she sat and prayed.

I hope your June Strawberry Supermoon is a day filled with much catharsis and distillation. I’m finishing up some chores and have been resting due to chronic foot pain. Today is a day of rest, ice, compression, and elevation for my left foot. Which sounds alchemic in it’s own sense, but then I don’t expect everyone to grasp the cryptic reference.

Teach Me Tuesdays: The Featured Cliffhanger From The Heavens

“Every man needs a shadow to reveal his light, to always be that close, ever present, bonded forever in astral allegiance.” – Poppet

It’s time for a summer adventure so let’s use the underlined hyperlink text to beam up to the cosmos for more lessons in learning about our purpose down here on Earth. Get your mouse ready to click!

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There are three areas we can look to in this short extract of astrology that help us understand how fixed stars contribute to certain actions, choices, and attitudes in our life if we are in greater harmony with them. Today we’re looking at that which shapes the character, vocation, and journey of my life. The astrology reports my business offers work to give a very personalized yet not too in depth or overwhelming interpretation of similar concepts.

They never delve quite into the areas that I blog about because I recognize I sometimes get too “detail oriented” with what I’ve chosen to study, share, and use with regards to myself as the guinea pig example rather than just my ancestors. I’m not as I’ve said keen on publicly using my client’s info out of respect for their privacy nor impeding into the lives of celebrities. Am I triggered at times by what I see other’s do; probably. I have been trying to keep that more restrained.

For example, the Do What You Love report is vocational astrology while the As Within So Without report showcases personality through your natal blueprint. Other features include the Part of Fortune report looking at areas of how abundance might display in your life, but I’ve even included a focus on the Nine Muses, the Four Pillars of Destiny, and the Lunar Goddesses/Moon for themes which can shape our unconscious/subconscious.

I’m once again utilizing the SAD or Solar Arc Direction chart today the same as I’ve done on Monday, but rather than utilize both Sabian and Omega Symbols we’re going to only utilize the Chandra Symbols for reference. This is mostly due today to time constraints whereby I need to better manage my energies spent online researching/sharing with others. Apologies!

I’ve really been intrigued with self studying videos on my lunar mansion though as of late which sadly becomes addictive. Self absorbed; no! Just really wanting to gain a better understanding of the vibrations, frequencies, and energies I might be working with.

Solar Arc SAD Chart for Achernar, Antares, and Altair

Character:

Achernar in Eridanus is a river that winds down the southern hemisphere into unknown lands, but at the very end of this river we find the constellation Phoenix. This is an allegorical hint of this river being transformational. Mythology spoke of Achernar in Eridanus as a river leading to our Underworld or to lands of mystery. The energy is often a love of knowledge, science, and travel. Well placed Achernar may indicate happiness, success, good morals, and a faithful adherence to spiritual beliefs of one’s own choosing.

ARIES 26

The man in the moon smiling.

Living on the edge. Poised at many brinks. Swept up in a tide of changes. Chaotic and magnificent. Everywhere at once. You are creative, generative, overwhelmed, and overstimulated, but primarily exulting in yourself and your emergent capacities. Falling in love with the dance of destiny you find yourself in. Ecstatic release in being able to catch the spark as it flies. Very fast, very strong, very remarkable, and knowing it.

Achernar was placed natal in my 5th House of Pisces, but the Solar Arc Directional has moved this fixed star to my 6th House of Aries at 26°. From the simple act of creating, giving of oneself, and making something we move towards maintaining good health, coping in the face of adversity, and refining our skills towards perfection. Work with guardian angel Lelahel and daimon Valefor.

Daimon Valefor connects us with the Seven of Pentacles, Venus, Dandelion, and Taurus. When working with this daimon we are initiated through our astral double and dreams. I’ve read that this daimon guards one’s sleeping chamber protecting you from any evil entities which come near. Valefor also assists with self acceptance and the overcoming of life’s many obstacles.

Is there really a man in the Moon or was that a Goddess or even a rabbit?

Vocation:

Antares in Scorpio is the fabric of rebirth lying in the constellation Scorpius which stands as a great scorpion in the sky guarding at the gateway of the West, the Underworld, and all who pass through this domain undergo a journey where their old self dies to be born again. Career choices will be motivated by a desire to engage with groups which bring forth knowledge and order to life on Earth.

The lunar mansion associated here is Jyeshta associated with the string of stars in the constellation Scorpius. If you wish to learn more about this nakshatra watch the following whiteboard video and these two additional videos.

The Egyptians saw this star as a representation of the sunrise heralding the autumnal equinox around 3700-3500 BC making it a symbol of the goddess Serket (Isis in the Pyramid Ceremonials). As one of the four royal stars or archangel stars Antares represented the Watcher of the West and Uriel.

CAPRICORN 20

Many different perfumes carried by a breeze.

We bear within us many past lives, each one complete, autonomous, and emitting its own subtle special fragrance. There are points along the journey when we must stand together with the whole lineup of our previous selves and follow out the journey they were all leading to.

This is a formidable task. There is a lot to live up to. It grants you authority and conviction making it very hard to get started. In order to get anywhere you must at times deny the awareness that everybody is there and do whatever you can do apparently on your own.

But truly the depth of experience, the substantive inward development, and the power of your inner drive give it away. You are destiny charged in a larger than life fashion. Being self possessed is your watchword.

There is so much to accomplish. And at the center of the journey lies self knowledge and the overriding determination to clear the karmic slate, to free up what has been trapped, and come to yourself afresh.

This destiny will is guided, cosmically supported, centrally relevant to your whole world, and you will do it. Turn the darkest of hours into the brightest breakthroughs by refusing to stop anywhere or to back down from your resolve to wake up this time and get on with the greater path at long last.

Antares was placed natal in my 2nd House of Sagittarius retrograde, but the Solar Arc Directional has moved this fixed star to my 3rd House of Capricorn at 20°. From our feelings and emotions, inner selves, finances/assets, and physical surroundings we move to how we consciously interpret the world around us, express ourselves through written/verbal exchange, and how we learn best. Work with guardian angel Jeliel and daimon Agares.

Daimon Agares connects us with the Three of Wands, Venus, Carnation, and Aries. Working with this daimon increases our perception of language, communication, and abundance. I’ve literally read on one website that we should seek out this daimon to gain wisdom in friendship and making our garden grow pun intended as it states that Agares makes the Earth dance.

“Leaving the world behind is the best experience most feeble minds fear to try.” — Michael Bassey Johnson

Life Journey:

Altair in Aquila is the story of a spiritual warrior transcending their experiences coming forth as an eagle. The Greeks saw this as a form of Zeus while the Romans saw it as a symbol of military might. The Norse knew this as Veðrfölnir. Associated with Shravana nakshatra which you can learn more about via these two videos. Altair influences our imagination, passions, will, clairvoyance, and has been associated with the Hebrew letter Vav and the tarot trump The Lovers.

PISCES 12

A woman asleep in a ring of flames.

Drama, color, and sound. Magnitude and shakings. You dream through it all in an enchantment which simultaneously protects and stifles. An ancestral power of suspended life force held away while great events surround and envelop you yet do not penetrate. You experience a most unusual soul disposition of deep sleep in the teeth of collective and ancestral events. Experiences which are huge and never ending.

Is it a grace or a curse? It can be either. It becomes a grace if you awaken in ripe timing and move on from here. It can be a curse if you stay down under too long and miss the cue to stir and look around discovering that the future has dawned and the old ways have fallen away. Sleeper awake!

Achernar was placed natal in my 4th House of Aquarius, but the Solar Arc Directional has moved this fixed star to my 5th House of Pisces at 12°. From the domestic satisfaction of mental peace and emotional satisfaction we journey to our childlike innocence, seek validation, and discover what hobbies or artistic talents inspire us. Work with guardian angel Nithael and daimon Murmur.

Daimon Murmur connects us with the Ten of Pentacles, Venus, Oak Bark, and Virgo. Murmur also strengthens the astral double, rules over music and sciomancy, and imparts one with restraint. Most people refer to sciomancy as working with the shades or shadows as in the departed, but it’s also widely described as divination through a spirit guide to develop higher consciousness.

What many also confuse is their understanding of the daimon as well as divination versus fortune telling. Divination is ritual based and much more focused on general or social character while fortune telling makes it personal and intimate. Both seek to channel a higher consciousness level to find answers to an uncertain future.

Awaken Your Shakti:

I hope everyone has a wholesome and recuperative Tuesday! 🏝️🦩

 

Teach Me Tuesdays: Starseeds or No?!

“Look up and get lost.” – Unknown

Use the underlined hyperlink text to go on what may be a more interactive fiction storytelling experience than anything else.

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I won’t expect for those who need to hear this to even read it. I’m really trying to master the art of Ketu detachment as a Magha nakshatra native. Months ago I took a random starseed personality test thinking it was probably bunk. Today I built upon a previous blog post, and learned my astrology chart might be showing that it was not at all false because the Natal chart is hitting Lyran starseed degrees albeit as I’ve said these theories are inherently speculative.

Today we’re going to look at these and compare it to the Draconic chart which really does not indicate the starseed quotient as adequately. Terminology can get a bit non-descript around the realms of esoterics. For example, lightworkers are a reference to souls who come from dimensions above the 3D helping the planet ascend with a wide range of purposes from becoming healers to spiritual teachers.

More often than not these are the embodiment of the everyday person contributing their energy towards raising consciousness. Starseeds have an extraterrestrial soul which incarnated into the human realm on Earth from a further away planet, galaxy, or reality. Their primary focus is to bring knowledge to our Universe through an ability as a psychic medium.

Often starseeds are at a higher vibration than the 3D inhabiting higher states of consciousness. This does not mean they won’t fluctuate in both groups to lower vibrational fields for everything is in flux/flow. The inherent idea though of a society incapable of doing shadow work has been growing.

It’s not that one should “live” there in shadow work, but to believe that life is to only be rainbows, unicorns, and cupcakes is to dissociate or live in denial. Most people would call starseeds alien while lightworkers belong on Earth.

The purpose of each is different for a lightworker spreads light and healing by professions which interact directly with people. Starseeds employ writing and art as a platform for sharig their ideas to shape minds positively. The starseed comes to Earth to plant seeds into the collective consciousness of humanity to encourage empathy, love, and forgiveness amongst people.

The starseed serves simply by influencing the collective through the simple act of being present. Lightworkers fit in perfectly on Earth, but starseeds live a different story altogether finding this much more difficult. The starseed struggles, is seen as a misfit, and suffers depression or isolation when feeling as if they don’t belong on Earth. We have to cope with being socially outcast by society.

Universal/Cosmic consciousness works in both light and shadow and what we perceive as the dualistic world views of right versus wrong, black versus white, and up versus down are illusions of our perception of reality. Kabbalists have stated that like the Wheel of Fortune tarot when we believe something to be bad for us it is in fact the opposite.

Without what you observe to be a negative we would take much for granted and not live from gratitude for the purpose of such a “feeling” is only to teach us to appreciate the value of detachment to outcomes.

None of which would be becoming understandable to me if it were not for my current life course. I’ve been worried about both conditions on the home front with my mom’s health, my sometimes lack of independence most recently, and the 90 day probation of my part time cosmetology job realizing I don’t feel I’m an inherently adequate match to the position where I’ve felt a strong sense of guilt/regret at interviewing and accepting the job.

In the end I’ve had several recent days to sit with these emotions realizing I’m letting go of “control” in areas where I have absolutely no sphere of influence because it’s easier to let go and let the Universe determine best where I belong. It seems releasing these feelings is not easy for me.

That won’t make sense until I offer an example from my youth. I tried out in high school for Drill Team and twice failed at making the team, but when I tried out for Color Guard which was an aspect of auxiliary band I made the team. If I’d made it onto Drill Team I would not have been happy for it was in fact a more elitist as well as rule bound extracurricular activity with an actual demerit system.

Color Guard as a part of auxiliary band actually offered me more avenues of freedom of expression without strict and/or harsh legalist culture. The Universe placed me where I could be of the most benefit and happiest when I stopped being emotionally distressed over how my life was turning out and feeling as if fate was working against me.

It’s time I stop fighting against outcomes which I’m not in “control” of due to probably fear of also a slightly bruised little ego. It’s also going to help me break my month long self pity mojo that I’ve been carrying with me. What began feeling exciting and correct is starting to show some cracks. All relationships do including those of employment.

The question is are they severe enough to ever throw in a towel hastily? Probation is always a tricky ordeal as all involved are on a try before you buy footing ensuring one doesn’t get a lemon because they don’t wish to make/sell lemonade. Their perspective is that such an endeavor is not even profitable. Meanwhile others won’t work from such limiting beliefs. They believe a lemonade stand can work!

Natal Chart for Vega, Sheliak, Sulaphat, and Aladfar
Draconic Chart for Vega, Sheliak, Sulaphat, and Aladfar

The Natal chart places me with 3 potential starseed degrees which include the fixed stars within my 3rd House Capricorn at 15° for Vega, 18° for Sheliak, and 21° for Sulaphat. We learn in viewing the Draconic chart that this is not the case simply because it also places these degrees in the 3rd House of Leo in differnt degree markers.

This is why I’m not really wanting to spend as much time investigating in my blog post the Draconic chart. A keen interest exists in looking at the Anaretic of Aladfar in the 4th House of Capricorn. Once this house is mastered it moves into the degrees of Aquarius. I’m loving these degree symbols from the Sabian system which makes me eager to see the Omega and Chandra systems!

Vega is sextile Uranus, quincunx Jupiter, trine Saturn and Chiron, and square Pluto. Sheliak is sextile Uranus, semisextile Neptune, square Pluto, and trine Chiron. Sulaphat is opposition Venus, quincunx Mercury, and square Pluto. Aladfar is opposition Sun and Venus and quintile Uranus. That is a mouthful! Let’s translate this and investigate these degrees as speedily as possible!

Your 3rd House is what you think and seek to communicate to others with a focus on acquiring and sharing information. This is known as data gathering, writing, and reporting. Capricorn is Earth overlaying an air house making one commanding, directive, and strategic.

We are constantly concerned with responsibility and productivity. 4th House is psychological and familial roots particularly the maternal kind which determines one’s sense of belonging. In Aquarius as an air sign overlaying a water house one seeks to create the ideal family acting as a social engineer of their tribe.

We prefer progressive approaches to our responsibilities and commitments in life. We’re known to overextend ourselves which if we fail to set appropriate boundaries or say “No” to every request put before us we are taken advantage of. Rules tend to rub us all the wrong way. We feel continuously constrained by authority and feel unfulfilled in life as well as insecure about our abilities/talents.

The biggest problem for us are systems that embody calcification, rigidity, and unresponsiveness which triggers rebellion and a refusal to cooperate in our psyche. Our lives often feel suffocating and heavy. We’re very often knocked off our chosen path in life. We’re more attracted to unorthodox relationships and living.

The chart holder is aware of how to access the help that the Universe makes available to all beings. To receive this help one has to first understand the manner in which it is structured. The limitations and priorities that need to be followed and the specific ways in which all the different energies work. It is all in the process of finding one’s way toward pure consciousness which is union with God/Goddess.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A woman wearing a necklace of skulls.” If only focused on seeking power and denying those fears inside which need to be released this degree will merely perpetuate old karmas until the cycle is worn out. On the other hand if it can rise above such little ego impulses it has a tremendous ability to deeply heal and clear its own being as well as catalyze others to do the same.

The woman wearing the necklace of skulls is the goddess Kali a dark angel who helps us to befriend all the hidden and lost pieces of ourselves. Until her tests are met we cannot fully attune to the sacred hierarchies of the Omega Symbol. The challenge of this degree is to find the right use of its inborn ability to lead.

A way that serves the will of the highest as well as to fuse compassion and forgiveness with its innate potency. Work with guardian angel Rochel and daimon Decarabia.

Daimon Decarabia is tied with the Seven of Swords, Moon, Jasmine, and Aquarius. Work with this daimon helps one learn how to utilize precious stones, guidance in dream shaping and workiing with the astral realms, an ability for uncovering deceptions, and a knowledge of all things feminine.

The chart holder is inherently patient and knows that it may take a long time before its gifts are appreciated. It’s also aware that when people are exposed to something again and again over a long period they can begin to take that thing for granted so sometimes its best to hold back what one has to offer until the time is right to bring it forth.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A black leopard with green eyes.” The painting is stored in the dark the leopard is a creature of the dark. Green is the color of emeralds, the gem of Mercury, the planet of communication.

The artist’s painting was painted to communicate something, but now it is not doing that for it dwells in the dark. Until it can communicate once again, open its eyes to the light, and reaffirm its power which is like that of the leopard’s.

Sometimes when something is hidden it is a good thing. Later when it is re-revealed we may see it with fresh eyes. This degree knows the power of waiting for the right time to act and bring forth its ideas. It uses the power of darkness and silence to enhance what is eventually and finally communicated. Work with guardian angel Mumiah and daimon Andromallus.

Daimon Andromallus is tied with the Ten of Cups, Mars, Wormwood, and Pisces. This daimon is essential for protection against theft and harm by other people. Many work with Andromallus to determine if the intentions of others are evil or dishonest. A great use of this daimon’s protection skills are also advised for your home, vehicle, and other items of value.

“When it rains look for rainbows and when it’s dark look for stars.” – Unknown

If you keep moving forward then guiding and helping forces will reach out to assist you. There may as well be other forces which will attempt to retard and stop you, but this too is good, for it gives you the chance to confront your shadow self and hence to understand yourself in a much more complete way. This degree is highly sensitive to anything which might try to stop it or encourage it being utterly intent on reaching its destiny.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A stately old house in a ruined condition.” The house may be refurbished and either updated or restored in accordance with the historical period in which it was built, or it may be torn down, or simply left alone. It is interesting that of these four possibilities there is a tendency for many people to think of them as moral imperatives where something should be done in a certain way. The fact is the house can be appreciated for what it is or it can be changed.

The past is the same way we can appreciate it and accept it for what it is or we can actually change it by freeing ourselves from its influence. Whatever we choose to do we will find that as we move through the passageway of time as the woman in the Omega Symbol is doing hands will reach out to touch us, to encourage us in our forward movement, or to try to stop us and hold us back.

And the interesting thing is that often the hands trying to help us are the ones that are actually holding us back and the ones seemingly trying to hold us back are found eventually to be the ones that help us forward.

We are always free to respond to this however we want and we are always free also to change our responses over time. At its highest this degree is almost completely non-judgmental and willing in every instance to try to choose the way that leads to the highest good for all. Work with guardian angel Sitael and daimon Vassago.

Daimon Vassago is tied with the Four of Wands, Jupiter, Lemon Balm, and Aries. This daimon helps one with their divination skills, social confidence, and quickness of thoughts. Usually one develops a witty conversational ability. Vassago is helpful if you’ve been stabbed in the back by others.

To go out into the world simply and directly to get ones needs met is the genius of this degree. And although the concept of this is simple the actual playing out of it can be highly complex for this degree is gifted with a relentless ingenuity and resourcefulness being able to maintain a coolness, calmness, and ease even in the midst of the world’s most difficult challenges.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “An architect carefully surveying old ruins” This degree wants to reconstruct the past if not in actuality at least in the mind so that it can be clearly seen for what it is. I’m referring here not just to the historical past in general, but to every soul’s own past; all of one’s past lives. Essentially it wants to know exactly what happened and why. It wants to know this because the past is the road by which we come to the present.

In an ideal world an endless number of details add up musically to a beautiful and harmonious symphony. This degree is trying to embrace wholeness through studying fragments. It is a challenge that can be accomplished as long as one avoids becoming lost in a sea of tiny bits of evidence. When this degree’s creative research works it magically builds out of the dust realms of imagination and wonder.

At its core this degree seeks something deeply cooling, soothing, simple, and refreshing that it can and will eventually find amidst the shards of antiquity. This something sought is the eternal love that has always been there. Work with guardian angel Lauviah and daimon Gusion.

Daimon Gusion is tied with the Seven of Pentacles, Venus, Clary Sage, and Cancer. Need an intermediary between the spiritual and physical realms try this daimon. Beware that he is a blunt speaker often honest with providing answers to your questions.

NGC 6745 in Lyra

Lyrans:

Modern day fiction such as television used Babylon 5 to introduce the Vega Colony as an outpost world of the Earth Alliance in the Vega star system while the movie Contact used a plot device of a detected extraterrestrial intelligence message sent from a transmitter array orbiting Vega.

The Pawnee used Vega as one of the four direction stars to align their dwellings. Earth lodges were dome shaped resembling the sky with poles marked white (Sirius), yellow (Capella), red (Antares), and black (Vega) as colors of stars.

Asian cultures see Vega as part of the Weaving Girl and Cowherd. Vega may be our next North/Pole star although I know many don’t like to cope with precession in their esoteric schools as I confronted this when I had my business Twitter account. It was hard for them to grasp Magha nakshatra as Regulus and Ketu ruled precessing Leo to Virgo.

Kabbalists associate these fixed stars with the Hebrew letter Daleth and the tarot trump the Emperor, but I associate Daleth with the Empress who graced my wealth altar before it became the Star. Daleth is a door that opens to water, the poor man is the narrow gate, and the door opens the way to the waters of life.

We choose to believe the stories we choose to believe even the fanciful ones. As I’ve said much of this form of astrology is speculative. I’m not studying it for little ego gratification whatsoever. It’s simply out of curiosity and a bit of imaginative fantasy. Have a thankful Tuesday wherever you are! 🧶📖💫

PS: If proofreading is spotty tonight we’ve had another night of thunderstorms so I’ve done my best with an effort to avoid power outage risk again. A link was corrected that went to the wrong Sabian symbol.

Self Examination Saturdays: Plotting Fixed Stars from Constellations in a Natal or Draconic Chart

“A person’s energy and the aura they give off never lies. Trust in that.” – Anonymous

Where to begin? The underlined hyperlink text fleshes out an otherwise fully elaborate research project I’ve done for today. When I receive a tarot reading from others I usually integrate them this way. It’s probably not a common form for most. If you wish to learn a little more about my level of perspective in life go on an adventure by clicking on the provided details I’ve left behind in my wake.

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There was a tarot reading last night that expressed a few interesting points which I woke up this morning wanting to investigate a bit further. The cards given began as the Ace of Swords, Ace of Wands, and Magician.

When the colors came through as red and blue I was reminded of the three Kabbalistic pillars on the Tree of Life referred to as Mercy, Severity, and Balance. As these were clarified the Akashic Records began to emerge in the reading as well via Oracle Cards speaking to breath, delight (enjoying what one does), guidance, unity, the Universe/Cosmos, and the energies of one’s Divine Feminine or matriarchy which the tarot reader said spoke to the womb space of mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. The crystal mentioned was Smoky Quartz.

The tarot reader was right on the money when she spoke to what she saw in this reading, but I don’t know if she understood the Yods when she began to explain what she was intuitively keying into about impregnation and creative impulses. It’s literally as if she had read my blog, but in fact she had not before she gave the reading! It was one of the strangest and spookiest reads I’ve ever had by someone. I felt so “seen.”

Upon the Kabbalistic pillars we find the following information:

Left hand side (my dominant side; southpaw) is associated with right brain functions representing the Divine Masculine comprised of Chokmah, Chesed, and Netzach. Chokmah is Yang, the highest sphere of the Divine Masculine, and the lower spheres of Chesed/Netzach are Divine Feminine or Yin. This is known as Yang at the center of Yin as shown in the famous Taoist symbol of Yin Yang.

In the Four Worlds of Kabbalah red can speak to Binah and Geburah through boundaries, sorrow, power, the illusions of death/invincibility, and Saturn/Mars. Blue, however, speaks to Chesed and Chokmah through unconditioned/conditioned creativity, the Vision of God/Goddess face to face, love, the zodiac/Jupiter, and the illusions of independence and righteousness.

This all makes logical sense actually to my life at present. These topics would require blog readers to be active students in esoterics and studying Kabbalah as I’ve been doing in my spare time for which there are many interpretations, personal experiences, and various levels of knowledge or gnosis.

One of which reminds me of my experience with a NDE at age 26 and some of my further health struggles into my 30s and 40s grappling with existential reality which I’ve previously blogged about from allergies to fluorquinolones being prescribed or even contraindicated pain medications or coping with chronic pain. Two rounds of Cipro and a ligament tear 5 months later will always seem suspicious to me now after a chronic UTI which I still battle, but now take entirely different antibiotics and probiotics for with dietary changes.

This dovetails into some issues I’m questioning with mom who was given the same black box warning antibiotics in an IV during her pneumonia treatment. I had multiple blog posts in January 2022 about all of this research and earlier entries on my foot fractures and subsequent surgery. I don’t believe many people read or listen to pharmaceutical commercials, black box warnings, and other factors as readily as they should to make truly “informed” decisions. They give their power away in a large number of forms. And we reap as we sow!

People then think I’m weird because I appear a rather radical health or food advocate to them, but you’ve not lived my life and you have to understand I’ve seen stories of others being harmed or worked in a profession where I experienced something I can’t share from a legal vantage that shaped my consciousness or understanding. I share that info with those open enough to receive because too many won’t hear the message for they don’t desire to wake up to truth.

As the tarot reader said red or blue pill! The choice is yours! I did not know about these class antibiotics until my teledoc warned me I could not be prescribed them again over the phone rather cryptic like prompting me to get online and research the same way I researched gabapentin, tramadol, and the entire nervous system in the human body with chronic pain to learn how to heal myself. It required me to realize that I was deficient and unhealthy due to lifestyle particularly my diet, stress, and other factors.

If I’d been there instead of other family authorizing her care I never would have allowed them to give these to her because her post side effects are worrisome including our waiting for an MRI on her foot to see if she too has any torn foot ligaments in her left foot. This trauma is for me as if I’m reliving a difficult life experience when I had surgery and an awakening.

To say I’m not always coping well is an understatement. Others have said it’s not my responsibility. No partially it is not, but sometimes we struggle with wanting to help others against our best interests. We mean well, but that is not always enough/appropriate. Ideally the responsibility is ours individually to learn and take care of ourselves becoming more self sufficient.

Again sovereignty is not what most people are taught to embrace for they have taken up codependency. Or they’ve been coddled long enough it’s like we put them on a bicycle with training wheels and they’re fearful to take those training wheels off.

It’s too personal, and I guess I did not fully heal on some levels myself because my experiences now with medical professionals compounded by years in medical malpractice law will never be as trusting or the same as they were before I became more self aware. And I won’t burden blog readers with getting too personal about all of these life lessons or problems I’m having with family or responsibilities I question are really mine to tend to or if they belong to others trying to “adult” sometimes unsuccessfully.

Right hand side is associated with left brain functions representing the Divine Feminine comprised of Binah, Geburah, and Hod. Binah is the Great Sea and Yin, the highest sphere of the Divine Feminine, and the lower spheres of Geburah/Hod are Divine Masculine or Yang. This is known as Yin at the center of Yang.

The middle or central pillar is associated with balance, wholism, and integration representing the unity of male/female composed of Kether, Tiferet, Yesod, and Malkuth/Malchut.

“If you’re afraid to defend your convictions because you might get your ass kicked for it, you’re not really fit to advocate for them.” – James Carlos Blake

Much of the reading resonated with me in that there was mention of healing, Reiki, ASMR, music, and herbalism coupled with knowledge of the North Lunar Node and the starseeds from Andromeda and Sirius. A greater puzzle piece to unravel was the mention of manifesting a galactic DNA and partnerships that are not necessarily based on time/space. These are all areas I’ve been covering in my blog post including the mention of clairaudience with regards to the water element through my recent mermaid blog posts.

This morning I decided after tending to my various chores as well as the garden to plot the Andromedan fixed stars and Sirius into my Natal and Draconic charts for further understanding. I’ve known that the later degrees of any constellation are often referred to as the markers of starseeds, but have not actively pursued the study of this in esoterics. I’m now feeling a bit more inclined to investigate this perhaps over the next week.

There is no possible way to cover all of the degrees in this comparison so I’m going to pick and choose or rather highlight for my blog post which degrees I feel compelled to hone in on. I will be doing more personal research in my spare time. If others are interested in this and feel compelled you can use Astro.com’s extended charts and select fixed stars from additional objects through their free services if you don’t have an astrology software that allows for this depth of study.

One of the first stars I wanted to look at is the Draconic chart’s placement of Nembus associated with androgyny which the tarot reader spoke of as an energy she was picking up on. The Draconic chart as previously mentioned shows how others acutely and subconsciously become aware of our soul’s purpose opening life’s doors tracing where we came from (parents, grandparents, and great grandparents) as well as where we are going.

The Draconic chart is ideal for those who wish to best understand their soul or the soul of another. The North Node in the Natal chart is how you execute your life’s mission and purpose. The point in comparing so many various chart systems is that you will gain a unified picture or blueprint to your mind giving you a new lens with which to perceive your higher self, unconscious, karma, and previous incarnations.

The Divine Androgyny:

Draconic Chart for Nembus and Adhil

For me Nembus squares Mercury and Jupiter, quintiles Venus and Neptune, trines Saturn, opposition Uranus, and conjuncts Chiron within my 7th House of Sagittarius at 3°. I chose this degree for a reason as the Sabian symbol implies much through the use of chess.

When my tarot reader spoke to my trying to manifest soul level partnerships, removing my junk DNA from my mundane level to reach a galactic level of consciousness, and such there are cues to the 7th House through the personal needs of relating to spouse, siblings, parents, business partners, etc. with which she spoke to who I wish to share with in this Universe/Cosmos. It is described as a cutting off of branches on the family tree.

More-so many Andromeda constellation fixed stars are in my 7th House in both of my charts which she stated have my back in cleaning out my family tree and reaching galactic alignment; a support system so to speak in the Andromedan starseed galactic tribe.

This is a placement for those who express themselves with no filter. Fields we excel in are education/teaching, marketing, law, and media. We need to be placed where our mind and communication skills will be best utilized. We enjoy imaginative art, clothing, and music.

We take a playful and lighthearted approach to spirituality. One of the phrases specifically for Jupiter trine Saturn is that “we are a function of what the whole Universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing.” Totally matches my last blog post! We are also stand alones not willing to be bound to that which causes inner darkness shining a light on living more freely and attuned to one’s own life patterns.

Once the chart holder had found where the treasure was supposed to be they realized that what the treasure was is something intangible. The chart holder wondering if they carried the treasure with them felt almost certain they did while others were waiting for a sign/omen or some internal shift that might announce its presence.

And yes, eventually over many years all of them decided they had received something from their quest which was some ineffable essence that continued to mutate and to change them which they occasionally felt for a moment within themselves, but which would then elude them again impelling them to seek ever further. Work with guardian angel Yerathel and daimon Ronove.

Daimon Ronove binds us to the Six of Wands, Mars, Violet, and the Moon. Viola is my great grandmother’s name. When we work with Ronove we are imparted intense comprehension and intuitional knowledge relayed via dreams and divination. There is an emphasis on telekinesis (I don’t believe I’ve mastered this as I’m picturing Bewitched), winning arguments, mental stability, and spirit helpers who assist with magical exercises/teachings.

Next on the Draconic chart I want to look at fixed star Adhil in my 7th House of Scorpio at 28° because speculatively this is a starseed degree. Aspects include square Sun and Mercury, semisquare Mars, and trine Saturn. Our energies are redirected towards our solar path of ambition, force, power, and breaking through barriers.

Inner transformation becomes essential, but the problem is many are dominating us forcing us to fight to be heard and demanding we submit to them not valuing cooperation; in essence we deal with a lot of control freaks! And I personally can attest to that as a verifiable truth!

Hmm…fairy kings?!

We deal with a lot more conflict and confrontation than most. Male figures in our lives have posed deep threats to our sense of autonomy in the early years of our lives having psychologically shamed us regarding our impulses which has caused us impotence in our psyche towards survival.

We’ve learned the only way to survive is to cut ourselves off from that which threatens us. This means we are dismissive of that which causes internal conflict and anger for no apparent reason. Our self discipline is a bulldog mentality that no matter how difficult things get we keep at it until the job is done.

This degree turns everything into poetry. Nothing is average or prosaic unless it is made or seen that way. The chart holder has a way of lifting any and all experience to a higher level by finding the beauty in it. This is often done unconsciously, but even if the person is not aware of it the effect is still transporting and revealing of the Cosmic aspect of all phenomena.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A building: the only part of it left is the cornerstone.” Everything passes away eventually even something as seemingly durable as a building. The cornerstone marks the place it was preserving the memory of that structure. Our imagination may rebuild that building and/or we may actually rebuild it in physical reality or build a structure that is different yet in some way like it bearing some of the essence of the the older defunct form.

The heaviness and endurance of the cornerstone seems so different from the chart holder who speaks only in meter and rhyme yet so much poetry grows out of older forms that are not much read anymore. Poetry tends to condense language just as the cornerstone is a condensation of the energy that was the building.

This degree has a gift for essentialization and for what we might call “reconceptualization,” that is, the ability to rethink and rebuild things for the purpose of allowing the soul to take on a new vehicle of expression. Realize, too, that the chart holder is not carefully writing and revising their poetry, but is expressing themselves directly and spontaneously in poetic form which is thinking on one’s feet. Work with guardian angel Yeialel and daimon Ipos.

Daimon Ipos binds us to the Five of Cups, Jupiter, Sandalwood, and Scorpio. When working with Ipos one gains charisma, intelligence, and courage. This daimon is great for getting the funk out especially cleansing breaths and also switching gears in life.

Natal Chart for Almach and Sirius

Now lets take a glance at the Natal chart for some answers and comparisons! I chose Almach, but I’ve also previously investigated this degree if you want to hop on over here for reference as I was looking into Desdemona. Almach is in my 7th House of Taurus at 13°. Almach makes aspects in my chart which include square Mercury and Jupiter, trine Saturn, opposition Uranus, and conjunct Chiron.

Our challenge if we choose to accept it is to put our interests before those of others without feeling guilty for doing so. We are tasked to set boundaries with those who are asking us to overextend ourselves or neglect our own needs to placate their every whim/fancy.

If we are sick, impoverished, and not taking good care of ourselves to care for everyone else then in the end we have nothing to give. Healthy selfishness is essential to self love. Setting boundaries at one time although many don’t respect this today was seen as a way to earn greater respect of your peers and elders.

We assert our identity even when it causes discord as we are tired of feeling oppressed and disadvantaged by current societal norms. Our heart is where we are broken. We’ve buried everything there be it good, bad, or ugly. We can’t ignore that we have unresolved wounds still waiting to be healed. Therefore we can not fake it until we make it.

I’d like to take this time as it is opportune having already extensively covered this degree to speak to the myths of Andromeda as well as a little astronomy woo. In Ancient Mesopotamia the constellation was known to three different asterisms.

These were Apin the Plow lending to the name Mul.Apin, I-Iku the Field was the field worked over by the plow now known as the Great Square of Pegasus reminding me of my Nike sneakers, and Anunitum the patron Goddess of Akkad related to Inanna and Ishtar (Goddess of love, beauty, sex, war, justice, and political power).

Andromeda was also associated with Lu-lim the Stag/Messenger of the Stars. This was a reference to the Sun as rekindling the fire or a chariot pulled by a horse. Lastly Harriru the Rainbow was a possible connection to Andromeda galaxy.

The Greek mythology depicts this as Perseus liberating the chained woman modernized as Saint George and the Dragon.The Byzantine Empire depicted Perseus’ weapon as a magical harp.

This galaxy is nearest the Milky Way and forms the nakshatra Uttara Bhadrapada (more information may be found here) ruled by Shani the God of karma, justice, and retribution. We can also find here the concepts of Andromeda and the Milky Way colliding. I should preface this as we still don’t know if this merger will or will not happen!

Of note in the tarot reading Pluto was a reversed card for the reading in aspect to an upright Moon. If we consider the Moon is ruled by Pisces in tarot perhaps this speaks to those wishing to remain in the Piscean Age incapable of embracing an Aquarian Age or a new aeon.

But this interpretation matches the tarot readers notation of piercing the veil to all the deception and poor intentions of others swimming around me at present. I’m not as naive as I once was. Judgment was an important card in the Chaldean numerology for my business being established.

Lastly let’s look upon fixed star Sirius which is part of a vortex of energy linked to the August 8th Lionsgate Portals. This is when the grids of the Earth and the central Sun align us to the Temple of our Higher Heart channeling the energies of Divine Feminine or Goddess to birth a new age of enlightenment on Earth.

Those not aware don’t realize that this speaks to the DNA codes which change us from 3D to 5D during the ascension where all timelines merge as was spoken of by the tarot reader last night. All divisions are cleared and resolved returning to unity. We have 12 strand codes many are not activating. This was the esoteric sacred marriage of the New Jerusalem between the Christos and Magdalene.

For me I’ve been researching this before I began my astrology business and blog because I was well aware the correlation to my birthday. As the tarot reader expressed for me Sirius is in the 9th House of Cancer at 13°. This is the house of strong convictions, self expansion, and self improvement. It is where we find higher principles, all things metaphysical, and enter a vocation in law, government, or as a healer.

Sirius is square Pluto, trine Neptune, and semisquare Saturn and Chiron. We are natural loners with direct expression. We also exhibit environmental hypersensitivity and a gift for the psychic dimensions. There is a wound here with accepting and expressing our true feelings to others.

The chart holder has the ability to create spontaneously and to allow natural energies to express through themselves in an unimpeded way. They only have trouble if they try to stop this, rearrange, or limit it in some way. The chart holder fulfills their purpose as they attune to their inner guidance and allow it to flow forth without reservation or pre-conception.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Many voices singing different songs at the same time.” There could easily be an oppressive confusion here or a feeling of being overwhelmed and disoriented. This individual degree is sub-ruled by Libra so the question is how are we to relate to all of this?

The answer is to let it happen and to allow our focus to move easily through it rather than anxiously and frantically trying to assimilate all of it. This degree is about giving up control and the wonderful music that can result from doing so. Work with guardian angel Lecabel and daimon Foras.

Daimon Foras binds us to the Eight of Pentacles, Mercury, Centaury, and Virgo. Foras teaches logic, ethics, eloquence, and the knowledge of precious stones/herbs. Other areas of focus when working with this daimon are a healthy outlook, a clear head, and self introspection.

“A purely psychological explanation is ruled out…the discs show signs of intelligent guidance, by quasi-human pilots…the authorities in possession of important information should not hesitate to enlighten the public as soon and as completely as possible.” -Carl Jung

I hope everyone has a spine tingling Saturday. I’m going to be heading up soon for rest, and trying to figure out if I can ever get the Netflix login so I can watch a recommended television series from my part time cosmetology job’s manager as I don’t get access to the remote control right now.

I don’t think it interests the rest of my family either at present so maybe I can stream it off my iPhone or laptop somewhere else in this house so that we’re not fighting over who controls what anytime soon as I’m working to not create anymore strife than already has existed on/off.

Three adults cohabiting together does not always compute well! I’ve been asked and told multiple times by outsiders that I don’t feel heard. I don’t think this is just me. Literally the three of us do not always get along or agree. I’m certain that happens in more families than many want to admit. Honestly I’m still processing some other information on esoterics I’ve received.

My mind is swimming in the depths! All that I know was the tarot reader said I’m not to “sleep” on or I suppose “rest on my laurels” with my pursuits at this time. That’s not easy. I’m struggling to set boundaries at present and not feel pulled in too many directions or I feel like I need to be a bit selfish with my time at present.

Slowly the pieces are coming together all around me, and I’m starting to recognize part of the problem is those who won’t let go will be dragged as the Zen proverb states. Something Ketu ruled Magha nakshatra born should be good at is detachment. Meanwhile I’m often then arguing with those who don’t quite grasp this concept whatsoever and creating friction at home, at work, and everywhere else. I don’t think I deliver the message correctly or some just don’t wish to hear it. 🎧🎼

PS: I finally proofread this a second time. We had a thunderstorm last night. I needed to shut down my laptop for fear of power going out. Humans can have/make errors, and I found a few. 😀

Fun Quote Fridays: Writing on the…

“The world will end in 5 minutes. Please log out…” – Anonymous

I thought I’d take today to be a little “silly” in my entry so I hope you enjoy the underlined hyperlink text meant to also bring a little “goofy” your way.

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“You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.”

  • Jodi Picoult

“Overthinking; the art of creating problems that weren’t even there.”

  • Unknown

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”

  • Anne Frank

“Write what should not be forgotten.”

  • Isabel Allende

“It’s a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word.”

  • Unknown

“I try to leave out the parts that people skip.”

  • Elmore Leonard

“You can fix anything, but a blank page.”

  • Nora Roberts

I legitimately drew another blank for today that belonged in a Mad Lib, but then I saw this humorous asteroid in my long search for something to place into my blog post today. Why the focus on asteroids? Some believe the planets match our chakras, but that the asteroids say a little more about our soul/spirit. It’s always perspective! This one might just speak to that which anyone who “writes” can relate to though in a kind of humorous way.

I’ve decided today to use it in a Lunar Return report because tomorrow is a full Pink Moon (other names include the Sprouting Grass, Egg, and Fish Moon). Yesterday was a Solar Return chart so this also helps balance the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine energies leading up to our holiday weekend for those who celebrate something. For some it has been Passover beginning today and for others Easter falls this Sunday.

Passover is meant to be seen as a liberation festival which certainly rings a theme for me also as one who has Ashkenazi Jewish in my maternal DNA with the German/Danish and the biological paternal DNA with the Anglo Saxon, German, and mild Ethiopian/Middle Eastern mix (albeit is small). I don’t get to choose my DNA although supposedly mad scientists are working to change this with CRISPR which I don’t quite agree with.

It’s probably pivotal that I make a bit of a notation here. Just as I don’t want to stand with certain groups at present by keeping out of politics as I’ve said countless times I don’t do Divide and Conquer, Hegelian Dialectic, or really support war as a needed outcome. I also am not pro Zionist (another political movement that gained momentum with religious dogmatic undertones). There is a lot of theater out there; much of it I wish to avoid!

Before anyone labels me it’s probably important that you understand that I’m a lot more rebellious against certain ideologies than you may perceive because I’ve been quite open to hearing many sides of the narratives given. I’ve also been one to study many spiritual beliefs not really “set in” any specific one as I’ve matured and aged out in life. I don’t really read any of these literal or at an exoteric level valuing them as esoteric or astrotheological if anything.

Propaganda always being a thorn in my side as well. I’m more than well aware the large chunk of humanity does not have proper knowledge of our his/her story. We’re the byproduct of state or government education and media that doesn’t exactly give us the truth. The idea of any truth movement is also starting to lose traction as we often deal with grifters, snake oil sales, and other misleading psychological manipulations.

Right now I’ve witnessed and seen some “footage” of what is transpiring in other countries, and I’m really trying to maintain some sanity/levity from that which is being exposed in light of current podcasts especially those which deal with political topics. We’re bordering or teetering on the argument of is our Universe really benevolent or is it malefic? If extraterrestrials invaded would they be peaceable or hostile upon seeing this planet?

“Spring brings new growth. Weed out the bad and make new for something beautiful.”- Unknown

I digress Passover greatly aligns with my blog post on the Plagues being that it would greatly tie into the Seder. Metaphysically we have to recognize that Passover is really about a change in consciousness. It’s a story about taking subjective body consciousness and translating this to spiritual consciousness. Freedom does not exist in body consciousness as this is under the control of Pharaoh or the subconscious mind usually keeping us ensnared in materialism, limitations, and ignorance.

When our desires take on a more spiritual consciousness we find it much easier to go about life from the same innocence and purity of a child with more openness to the enjoyment, adaptability, and thrill/joy of life. Easter is just another interpretation of the same essentially.

Today we’re going to have a fun exploration, however, of the Qwerty (6600) asteroid because it significantly reminds me of the QWERTY keyboard we all compose upon when not communicating verbally or by handwriting. I could certainly keep my focus on Passover and Easter by looking up the Ostara asteroid, but I was not really wanting to place my focus there today specifically for I believe this might be better left to tomorrow. This is certainly not the only format keyboards come in because there is also the QWERTZ and AZERTY keyboards.

QWERTY keyboards are popular as well as prevalent across the Americas and several regions of Europe while you will find QWERTZ as the Swiss/German speaking native and AZERTY as the norm of France and Belgium. The evolution of keyboards in America was that at one time the keys were arranged alphabetically, but this became both uncomfortable and illogical.

In other non English speaking areas there is a requirement for different layouts as the most commonly used characters vary from language to language. Germany uses “Z” more often than “Y” and other examples include the need for accents in French speaking locales. And don’t get me started on “Z” as I’ve seen the rhetoric for outlawing this letter. At which point I’ve begun to make meme jokes that read like:

“I’m going to the oo to study ebras for my oology course.” or “We’re eating ucchini tonight for dinner.”

Yes, it’s supposed to read as zoo, zebras, zoology, and zucchini. The point is I’m getting fed up with belligerent stupidity because I just have no other words except to be blunt/harsh! It’s starting to appear very immature! And for those not aware of what I’m cryptically referring to my apologies. I hated politics as a child, and I hate it as an adult. To me it’s all something I’d prefer to not have to participate in.

When I first learned to type it was naturally upon a computer, but it was very humorous that when I went for my Associate’s Degree in Legal Administration and Office Technology I was placed on a typewriter. Now you’re going to be thinking what is the point of this practice because that was what I was thinking until my logic kicked in. Typewriters have no means to cheat during speed or efficiency testing as there is no “delete/backspace” key to utilize.

Those meant to touch type rather than pigeon peck as I call it learn the same way I suppose a pianist would learn. You memorize the keys, and if errors are made the frustration might arise in how many trees you kill by having to begin again with a new piece of paper. I’m 42 for those younger who are thinking this sounds utterly absurd.

Nonetheless this is effective in my eyes because I managed to leave there with a words per minute of 70 and 0-1 errors as I composed during my time in college. There is no habitual use even now of the “delete/backspace” key when I type. Rather I usually find a few errors here or there during the process of proofreading anything I compose. Essentially we could say this Qwerty asteroid is another form or function of the essence of Mercurial energy in that it assists in our means of communication.

Lunar Return Chart for Asteroid Qwerty

For me personally this asteroid is within the 7th House of Aquarius at 24° with Saturn. There is a sextile with the Sun, a conjunction with Mars and Saturn, and a semi-sextile with Jupiter and Neptune. The energy of such placements imbue one with an excellence at meditation, reflection, journaling, and any practice which assists in bringing the emotions to the surface where they may be changed in an effort to become open to newer possibilities/potentials otherwise left unconsidered.

Any oppressive or limiting circumstances you were coping with have now allowed for you to separate yourselves from them. This may have expressed also as diligent application to managing important responsibilities or becoming emotionally invested in goals/aspirations. One begins to write in shorter perhaps fragmented sentences while embracing phrases, concepts, and images that are meant to evoke entertaining meaning because really what one needs is laughter, growth, and understanding.

This 7th House placement being ruled by Aquarius will bring about the give/receive vibration for guidance by becoming social, open minded, idealistic, and understanding or appreciating the value of teamwork. When we are on top of things we demonstrate poise even in the ability to face emotional upset and pain through grit and tenacity. If we remember to practice kindness and self control as our spiritual path we begin to learn how best to teach others to rise above emotionality with a more developed Emotional IQ.

What is difficult becomes easy with assistance and the chart holder is open to help from any and all sources knowing that access to anything can be immediate if the support is there. When combined with confidence in the belief of this fact there is a desire to facilitate the process of everyone’s unfoldment as an antidote to destructive competitiveness. Work with guardian angel Menadel and daimon Stolas.

Daimon Stolas corresponds with the Ten of Cups, Jupiter, Flax, and Pisces. If you find yourself working with this daimon you will be gifted with a preference for the outdoors and natural settings where you can learn astronomy, herbs, and precious stones. Other areas of interest that may become of fascination when working with Stolas is history, etymology, mythology, chakra work, and tarot divination.

Most often your initiation will take place with the sphere of the Moon in pathworking thereby enhancing your intuition and discernment. I’ve read for many there is a developed interest in Zoroastrian and Grigori knowledge/gnosis. There is a lot of confusion surrounding the Grigori as the Watchers and Naga which unfortunately stems from prejudice and improper spiritual education.

The Naga as a serpent is simply another term for the Shiva/Shakti or kundalini which rises through the Crown chakra via the mind, Universe, and intuitive magnetic consciousness of existence. Communication with the ancestors as I’ve blogged previously about this week often occurs via the combined mind and one’s DNA memory.

The Naga is in fact a representation of both life and death symbolic of Agni (fire) when divided into four classes including the heavenly, divine, Earthly, and hidden. Naga means chief, teacher, and serpent God/Goddess. There’s been talk in some circles of this already which I’ve stated is an encoded message many are not correctly digesting or gaining understanding of.

In India the degree of a spiritual awakening via kundalini energy is often represented by the number of cobras hovering above the head of a yogi and this image is also popular in Buddhism. The number of cobras is the exact level of layers of kundalini that has awakened within one therefore if there were seven it would symbolize an exceptionally advanced soul/spirit.

There is a cautionary tale often spoken of, and I can personally attest to this from my own experiences in Reiki attunements as well as previous spiritual awakening. Releasing this energy before one’s brain or nervous system is equipped to do so will be harmful to the physical, emotional, and psychological constructs of the human body.

This may be displayed as unexplained illness, erratic behavior, difficulty coping with everyday life, chills/hot flashes (this can also be a hormonal imbalance), excessive mood swings, and hallucinations. Something to consider in this vein of thought is that if you imagine 220 units of energy suddenly coursing through a circuit built to only handle 110 units the fuses will blow out.

Your nerves are extremely important with 31 residing in your spinal column and 2 outside of it. Those 33 nerves along the 33 vertebra added to your 12 cranial nerves heighten and extend to receive more energetic awareness. We are again addressing your Ida, Pingala, and Sushumna nadis which should be properly cared for.

Ophiolatry:

“The stars are the street lights of eternity.” (North American Nebula) – Unknown

Asteroid Qwerty sits on the fixed star Sador in the breast of Cygnus the Swan which reminds me of my post on the Tridev and Saraswati. Sador is derived from Arabic to reference the Hens Breast, but Christians saw Cygnus as the Cross of Calvary. Its energies bestow contemplative, dreamy, cultured, and adaptable natures. Kabbalists associate this fixed star with the Hebrew letter Resh and the 20th Tarot Judgment.

The Hamsa symbolizes a perfect union/balance in life and is often identified with Brahman. The flight of the Hamsa also represents escape from the cycle of samsara. The name of Hamsa when inverted is spoken as sa-ham which in Sanskrit means the oneness of human and the Divine. During pranayama the exercise of breath control utilizes inhalation as Hamsa with exhalation sa-ham. Hamsa came to epitomize the breath of life.

Have an amusing Friday! I’m trying to take it easy now that my life is more orderly in fashion for those who routinely read/follow my blog. A huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders in securing additional employment/income. 💓

PS: Memo to the Mason bee populace. We have a vacant house/hotel waiting for you in the garden please come help pollinate. Anyone?! Bueller?!

Teach Me Tuesdays: Tying Up The Loose Ends

“We live in a blue planet that circles around a ball of fire next to a moon that moves the sea, and you don’t believe in miracles?” – Unknown (Cat’s Eye Nebula)

Scamper through cyber space with me today using the underlined hyperlink text. Yes, even the one’s under the images and carefully tucked/hidden throughout this entry.

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I figured I’d just quickly look at the fixed stars from yesterday’s asteroid journey so that these two blog posts would make easier companion pieces. Asteroid Gautama sits at the fixed star of Kerb in the upper leg of Pegasus while Buda stations direct at Nodus II in the Second Knot of Draco the Dragon and Delta Cepheus in Cepheus the King. Samadhi does not have a fixed star attached to it’s degree so we won’t be discovering anything special there.

Kerb gives the energy of ambition, intuition, enthusiasm, and being changeable in business. Some astrologers find that as the constellation of Pegasus is at the Aries point presently this could be construed as the Age of Pegasus, but only because they fancy it is Pegasus who will carry us from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius. This practice or belief is the hallmark mantra of those who state we move from worshiping a God/Goddess to becoming our own God/Goddess. Very little can be found on this fixed star so moving right along. Nodus II is sometimes references as Heaven’s Kitchen in Eastern astrology.

The constellation Draco itself is a representation of a dragon guarding the golden apples in the garden of the Hesperides. Some conflate Draco with Python who was slain by Apollo. This star generally emits the energies of Saturn and Mars giving one an artistic, emotional, and somber nature with a penetrating analytical mind, who enjoys travel, but must guard against the danger of being robbed or poisoned. Kabbalists associate Nodus II with the Hebrew letter Mem and the tarot card Death.

I happenstance saw a description for this fixed star in Cepheus and choked on the water I was drinking. Only because the title given this description was sitting on a throne and well goodness those of us born in Magha nakshatra will probably have a triggering reaction. I’ve mentioned ample enough times that I inherited my maternal ancestral records when my grandfather on that side of our family passed away so you’ll find another tie in with this lunar mansion perhaps via that same trajectory. But I’m not entirely familiar on Pitri/Pitru Loka or Pitri/Pitru Upsana either.

I’ve come to read recently that it’s a state of consciousness not really a “world” where the creators and ancestors of humanity are to be found. In this I additionally learned that there are lokas and talas in the Vedic tales as well. Therefore the loka represents the evolution of spirit during an ascension while the tala represents the evolution on the descent. There is a very good tie in found here with previous blog posts I’ve composed. We convert this to the all roads lead to Rome and find the household spirits.

“We have calcium in our bones, iron in our veins, carbon in our souls, and nitrogen in our brains. 93 percent stardust, with sounds made of flames, we are all just stars that have people names.” – Nikita Gill (Cave Nebula)

Cepheus is a lesson in linguistics and mythology which I’ll touch on just briefly. Greek mythology saw Epaphus as a correlation with Apis derived from a relationship with Cepheus as well as Kepheus both possibly taken from Semitic cephas/kephas as meaning a rock. This should be familiar to Christians from their Bible. Greek Petros and Latin Petrus within the Book of Matthew have a correlation to St. Peter (Son of Jona/Jonas is the Latin Ionas very similar to Io). If we take this much further we’ll find a relationship is suggested between the Egyptian Ptah and Peter. It is here that we learn how Ptah is the father of Atum another name for Adam as the father of human beings.

כֵּיפָא (Kēp̄ā):

  • Rock or stone

ܟܐܦܐ (Cephas/Peter):

  • Anything made of stone; stone vessel, column, idol, precious stone

Πέτρος (Pétros):

  • Related to Petra as rock formation, cliff, ledge, cave, and ridge
  • Peter

Petrus:

  • Peter (biblical character)

Cepheus may have had also a Phoenician title of Phicares equivalent to Falmmiger which implies flame bearing, flaming, and aflame all to signify a fire kindler. If one were to study archetypes they would find that this is a further relation to Hephaestus. In the name Ethiopia for which Cepheus and Cassiopeia are king/queen we can shorten this to aether/aither. Aither was a Greek protogenos or first born elemental deity of bright glowing heavenly stars.

The long winded answer here is that Kepheus was believed to be the Egyptian Khufu by Arabic astronomers who was the pharaoh who built the Great Pyramid of Giza. This particular fixed star is associated by Kabbalists with the Hebrew letter Shin and the tarot card of the Fool. The energies are that of Saturn and Jupiter making one dignified, pious, conservative, and acquisitive.

Pharaonic Egypt was designed by sky surveyors and it is believed that some ancient astronomers known as Cepheans made Cepheus the father of their royal family of stars. Cepheus in Sumerian temple hymns transcribed this as Abzu. Neolithic sites in Aberdeenshire are believed to have been landmarked by Cepheus where stone circles were not just local sundials, but were locations where large fires had been burned. Much of these megalithic sites mark the start of calendars focused on December 25th when eclipses were common involving the conjunction of the Sun, Moon, and Jupiter occurring at Capricorn.

Speculatively these first scientists were known as sorcerers or shamans. In Sumerian it is ab which means “sea” giving it the relation to abzu as our cosmic underground freshwater domain of the deity of wisdom. It was from the abzu that Enki sent forth the abgal referred to by the Akkadian word apkallu. Abzu is where we get the English word “abyss.”

These myths speak to things such as the Abyzou a corruption of the Greek ἄβυσσος, ábyssos, and abyss taken from Akkadian Apsu and Sumerian Abzu all in relation to Binah or the primeval sea. This explanation of the androgyne/asexual dividing into male fresh water and female seawater also known as Tiamat brought us tales of sea monsters such as the gorgons, sirens, harpies, and nereids. Every one of these relates to the dark chaotic sea before creation.

Age Harmonic Chart for Asteroid Mara

Ironically or not today I’ve discovered asteroid Mara (279035) which can be plotted into any chart. For myself in the Vedic Age Harmonic chart you will find this asteroid squarely placed in my 10th House of Capricorn at 8° with Saturn. In the 10th House we find I take my career seriously working harder than most to achieve what I’ve set out to do. I’m the person who adheres to slow and steady wins the race. We generally prefer careers in entrepreneurship or working with those who are older than us. Nonetheless with Saturn here we have a hard time finding a successful career until sometime after our 30s.

Who is the Demon Mara:


A glimpse into exalted spiritual wonders makes us more aware of the darkness and limitations around us, but also supports a heightened ability to flow through these challenges with acceptance. To come into deep connectedness with one’s own emotions is to eventually be able to work with their power. In difficult and confining situations we are compelled to tune into the hidden underpinnings of them. We then attempt to track with the flow of our vital energy teaching us to cease thinking and to act spontaneously. Work with guardian angel Iahhel and daimon Valac.

Daimon Valac corresponds with the Nine of Wands, Mercury, Sesame, and Sagittarius. One of the first things I’ve seen this daimon worked with for is being led to good job opportunities. Other benefits Valac can bestow include guiding you on your spiritual journey, divination, and gaining vast knowledge about astronomy/astrology. In fact Valac’s specialty is locating the position of every planet giving you accurate answers of their positions.

If you’re curious my interview today went very well. I’m in the process of taking the job offer. Fingers crossed! The only concern I have is squeezing in some time to blog, but I’ll come up with a plan eventually I hope. I just need to establish a schedule that doesn’t “put me out.” I was told to still go to the garden center interview on Thursday and let my interviewer from today know later my decision, but I’ve discussed with family and emailed them back this afternoon.

So as I’m certain they have gone home for the day my email will await them in the morning tomorrow. I guess you could say family did not understand why I did not just take the offer to begin with, but when someone tells you to go ahead to the other interview for me I may have been dealing with analysis paralysis.

The toss up of pay and benefits may have stupefied me for a little while because I really don’t know what Thursday’s offer would have been without going to the actual job fair. Family might be forgetting that yes you don’t want to look a gift horse in the mouth, but then others say don’t settle either so you’re grappling with two very different life philosophies.

Have an awesome Tuesday! 🤗🪄

Teach Me Tuesdays: Astrology Degrees

Working With the Degrees in an Astrology Chart

If you have ever looked at your natal wheel  for your placements and wondered about the degrees there are a variety of ways to expand an astrology chart through the study of degree placements.

These include:

  • Sabian Symbols
  • Kozminsky Symbols
  • Chandra Symbols
  • Fixed Stars

Sabian Symbols comprise short descriptions which are associated with the 360 degrees of the zodiac in a manner that each degree has its own symbolic meaning. The symbols were developed by the astrologer Marc Edmund Jones. Jones has said that he discovered them in 1925 with the help of clairvoyance. Dane Rudhyar had a primary role in marketing the symbols to a wider public audience.

Example:

My natal Sun Sign is at 3 degrees of Leo in the 10th House. The Sabian Symbol is as follows.

PHASE 123 (LEO 3°): A MIDDLE-AGED WOMAN, IN HER LONG HAIR FLOWING OVER HER SHOULDERS AND IN A BRA-LESS YOUTHFUL GARMENT.

KEYNOTE: The will to meet the challenge of age in terms of our modern society’s glorification of youth.

While the original reading of the symbol over fifty years ago spoke of the mature woman having dared to bob her hair, today a similar kind of rebellion against aging and the customs of late middle age would manifest itself in different ways. The meaning of the symbol can be extended to any desire an individual woman would have to claim her right to experiences of youth which may have been denied to her, especially when according to the fashion of the day such experiences are considered highly valuable.

This third stage symbol implies a reorientation of one’s ideal of action in relation to the collective mentality of the social environment; more particularly, a refusal by the individualized consciousness to be bound by biological or social standards. The Keyword: INDEPENDENCE

This degree really points to one called to work on their individual need to people please. It is indicative of an unconscious pattern of caring what others think and doing what society expects. One may go so far as to present well their marriage, home, and life on the outside yet they may be keeping up a facade.

If not made conscious what occurs is that whether one wants to or not he/she is driven and action-oriented to whatever this symbol means for them personally. Even if he/she didn’t want to be life will put them around people who were driven to push them to preserve superficial appearances.

You can locate these symbols via this website:

http://mindfire.ca/An%20Astrological%20Mandala/An%20Astrological%20Mandala%20-%20Contents.htm

One of Australia’s most important yet lesser acknowledged occultists, Isidore Israel Kozminsky., held a deep interest in the lore and properties of precious metals and stones. This gave him a good knowledge of astrology, numerology, and similar arcane arts. He wrote numerous books including Zodiacal Symbology and its Planetary Power which concerns esoteric symbolism of each of the 360 degrees of the tropical zodiac. This is preferred by many to the Sabian Symbols.

Kozminsky Symbols consist of simple static images of an allegorical nature. They are non traditional and mostly mediumistic in origin.

Example:

My natal Moon Sign is at 1 degree of Virgo in the 11th House. The Kozminsky Symbol is as follows.

1º Virgo: A traveling pilgrim leaning on his staff, which he holds in his left hand, addressing a small band of men & women.

Denotes one whose early life is threatened by the elements and who will be compelled to endure sufferings, hardships, and trials as an atonement for remote past acts. If his destiny is to live, his destiny is to overcome, and he will be a wise instructor and guide to his fellow-men. It is a symbol of Repaying

This degree tells one that their intuition is very strong and often psychic. They may believe that they visit other realms while sleeping. Having a strong interest in how and why things work the way they do one is likely to be drawn to spiritual studies and philosophical topics. Very independent in their own beliefs it is wise to be careful not to brush off the beliefs of others as this would be unfavorable.

One should try to accept other points of view. In addition it is imperative to be open minded to listening to others rather than insisting that you are correct.

You can locate these symbols via this website:

http://cornerstone-astrology.com/kozminsky_symbols.php

Ellias Lonsdale provided a different take on degree analysis with symbols that are useful in elaborating a personal birth chart via studying the place of a transiting or progressed planet by degree at a given time. This kind of astrology study reveals collective as well as personal timings. 

These zodiac degrees also act as an oracle where a person can open the collection anywhere for a given day or in response to any question they may have. The degrees reveal what is happening now and what is required of each of us. If we use this to also compare charts of friends and famous people who are known for certain qualities we can gradually learn about one another in a more profound way.

Example:

My natal Venus Sign is at 24 degrees of Cancer in the 9th House. The Chandra Symbol is as follows.

CANCER 24 

A single crumbling Corinthian column. 

The inward temple held in tune. Sitting in celestial juices. Beheld by the Gods as a pillar of light. Defiant of time’s cycles. Invested with the life-pulse immortal. As serene and effortless as it is constant and true. Making way for what cannot be foreseen. And giving voice to a sensibility that is entirely pregnant with worlds within worlds held intact, and offered up upon the altar of the world stage.

This degree reminds me of esoteric Christianity. Regardless many faiths share this common precept in some form or another.

We can experience an inner treasure where no experience is more valuable. “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,” Jesus declared, “and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33). Via an interior plane of consciousness we gain all that is necessary.

All seek an inner temple and the aura of the sublime can be found in temple ruins which evoke a knowing that the temple within ourselves awaits our return to it. The real and eternal temple that we seek might be ignored and neglected yet will never fall into ruin.

You can locate these symbols via this website:

https://aquaorfire.net/astrology/inside_degrees/inside_degrees.html

Fixed Star Regulus is of particular merit within my natal chart.

Example:

My natal Regulus is at 29 degrees of Leo in the 10th House. This fixed star is one of countless studies for me because of it’s importance to recent astrological theories on precession. It is also an area of study as my Vedic lunar mansion in Magha connects back to Regulus and Ketu. Some information on Regulus is as follows.

Regulus acts as a benefic fixed star in our charts. Some say this star speaks of being born with a sort of metaphorical blood of royalty in one’s veins. In times past Regulus was seen as the fixed star of royalty as well as the giver of great riches and success. Nicknamed the heart of the lion this star is fierce yet fair, magnanimous, loyal, and deeply respected. 

Anyone with strong aspects in their natal chart to Regulus may be tempted by ego allowing it to get the best of them. A common shadow quality being arrogance. Reaching the heights of glory and allowing this to get to one’s head by ignoring Jupiter’s goodwill or pushing boundaries too far leads to a fall from grace. One can avoid this by being true to their heart and using their passions for the benefit of others instead of feeding the ego.

As previously mentioned Vedic utilizes Regulus via their lunar mansions or nakshatras. Magha is bound to a group of six stars the brightest of which is the star Regulus which literally means power or wealth. This lunar mansion is ruled by the Pitris or ancestors and Daksha who is the leader of the Prajapatis. The Prajapatis are our original ancestors over all mankind. Magha is very strongly influenced by the past deeds, traditions, and beliefs of the ancestors.

For more information on this fixed star look below:

http://www.librarising.com/articles/archives/regulus.html

https://cayelincastell.com/planets-with-regulus-heart-star-of-the-lioness/

https://medium.com/vedic-astrology/magha-nakshatra-5b7d2ec7ccab