Friday, November 30, 2007

Astro personalities


VIRGO- The Perfectionist ( Aug 23 - Sept 22) Dominant in relationships. Conservative. Always wants the last word. Argumentative. Worries. Very smart. Dislikes noise and chaos. Eager. Hardworking. Loyal. Beautiful. Easy to talk to. Hard to please. Harsh. Practical and very fussy. Often shy. Pessimistic.

SCORPIO - The Intense One ( Oct 23 - Nov 21) Very energetic. Intelligent. Can be jealous and/or possessive. Hardworking. Great kisser. Can become obsessive or secretive. Holds grudges. Attractive. Determined. Loves being in long Relationships. Talkative. Romantic. Can be self-centered at times. Passionate and Emotional.

LIBRA - The Harmonizer ( Sept 23 - Oct 22) Nice to everyone they meet. Can't make up their mind. Have own unique appeal. Creative, energetic, and very social. Hates to be alone. Peaceful, generous. Very loving and beautiful. Flirtatious. Give in too easily. Procrastinators. Very gullible.

ARIES- The Daredevil ( Mar 21 - April 19)Energetic. Adventurous and spontaneous. Confident and enthusiastic. Fun. Loves a challenge. EXTREMELY impatient. Sometimes selfish. Short fuse. (easily angered.) Lively, passionate, and sharp wit. Outgoing. Lose interest quickly - easily bored. Egotistical. Courageous and assertive. Tends to be physical and athletic.

AQUARIUS - The Sweetheart ( Jan 20 - Feb 18)Optimistic and honest. Sweet personality. Very independent. Inventive and intelligent. Friendly and loyal. Can seem unemotional. Can be a bit rebellious. Very stubborn, but original and unique. Attractive on the inside and out. Eccentric personality.

GEMINI - The Chatterbox ( May 21 - June 20 ) Smart and witty. Outgoing, very chatty. Lively, energetic. Adaptable But need to express themselves. Argumentative and outspoken. Like change. Versatile. Busy, sometimes nervous and tense. Gossips. May seem superficial or inconsistent. Beautiful physically and mentally.

LEO - The Boss ( July 23 - Aug 22)Very organized. Need order in their lives - like being in control. Like boundaries. Tend to take over everything. Bossy. Like to help Others. Social and outgoing. Extroverted. Generous, warm-hearted. Sensitive. Creative energy. Full of themselves. Loving. Doing the right thing is important to Leos. Attractive.

CANCER - The Protector ( June 21 - July 22) Moody, emotional. May be shy. Very loving and caring. Pretty/handsome. Excellent partners for life. Protective. Inventive And imaginative. Cautious. Touchy-feely kind of person. Needs love From others. Easily hurt, but sympathetic.

PISCES - The Dreamer ( Feb 19 - Mar 20 )Generous, kind, and thoughtful. Very creative and imaginative. May become secretive and vague. Sensitive. Don't like details. Dreamy and unrealistic. Sympathetic and loving. Kind. Unselfish. Good kisser. Beautiful.

CAPRICORN - The Go-Getter ( Dec 22 - Jan 19)Patient and wise. Practical and rigid. Ambitious. Tends to be Good-looking. Humorous and funny. Can be a bit shy and reserved. Often pessimistic. Capricorns tend to act before they think and can be Unfriendly at times. Hold grudges. Like competition. Get what they Want.

TAURUS - The Enduring One ( April 20 - May 20th) Charming but aggressive. Can come off as boring, but they are not. Hard workers. Warm-hearted. Strong, has endurance. Solid beings who Are stable and secure in their ways. Not looking for shortcuts. Take pride in their beauty. Patient and reliable. Make great friends and give good advice. Loving and kind. Loves hard - passionate. Express themselves emotionally. Prone to ferocious temper-tantrums. Determined. Indulge themselves often. Very generous.

SAGITTARIUS- The Happy-Go-Lucky One ( Nov 22 - Dec 21) Good-natured optimist. Doesn't want to grow up (Peter Pan Syndrome). Indulges self. Boastful. Likes luxuries and gambling. Social and outgoing. Doesn't like responsibilities. Often fantasizes. Impatient. Fun to be around. Having lots of friends. Flirtatious. Dislikes being confined - tight spaces or even tight clothes. Beautiful inside and out

Monday, November 19, 2007

Jupiter conjunct pluto Dec 11

To add to the MRX we are already slogging through....Transiting Jupiter conjoins transiting Pluto on December 11...Its happening in Sagitarrius. Jupiter expands and expounds everything it touches. Creepy ...considering it is rooming with Pluto, the planet of all things sex,death, rebirth,regeneration and shared resources and all things underworld and somewhat ...well....icky.... Unless the conjunction happens on a natal degree in your personal chart........This should be a more collective happening.... Groups you are involved in could manifest the energy with power struggles and underworld revelations.....and some general nastiness. On a planetary scale, with the whole world hating the U.S. for attacking a country without provocation and starting a neverending war, for our hypocracy and imperialistic attitude, this makes me nervous. With the U.S. Economy tanking (we in the PNW are not really feeling it yet, but its happening) Housing on the skids and the U.S dollar making a free fall in the world market......... this could be the signature that tips us over the edge. Hope you kept your Y2K paks.... you might need them. Once again I am hoping for bad weather instead of the other probable scenarios that could play out when the majors players decide to throw-down. Not much any of us can do in our day to day lives to mitigate collective issues but I thought you should be given a heads up.....just so you're not too surprised.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

astrology, the moon and potted plants

Lets not forget the usefulness of astrology on a daily basis. In a recent conversation with old friend who just happens to be an indoor plant enthusiast (and a poet)....she was complaining that one of her precious plants was not thriving after re-potting. After ruling out any gardening errors I asked her what day she re-potted her little friend. Turns out she uprooted it during a waning Capricorn moon. Therein lay the problem. Capricorn is a dry sign and the moon was 'going away'. I advised her to wait until the moon was in a water sign (Pisces,Cancer,Scorpio), preferably when the moon was in a waxing phase and to re-pot the plant again.
This advice is straight from my wise ,farmer Grandmother who would never think of putting a seed in the ground without consulting the 'old farmers almanac' for the lunar cycles. While I am not going to repeat the copious planting information from the almanac (or granny) I will give you the highlights.......ALWAYS do your planting and re-planting on a waxing moon, in a water sign for best results. (This is also good advice for beginning just about any endeavor). To track lunar cycles easily, the old farmers almanac lays it out in easy to read tables, with other planting tips. So if you are an aspiring gardener of any ilk, I highly recommend the $8 a year investment

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Scorpio new moon - astrology

The moon goes dark in scorpio on the 9th of November. Wanna see a project take off like a shot? Start it on this new moon......But make sure you complete the project (or at least the baseline for it) by the evening of the Taurus full moon on the 23rd. This is a great lunar cycle for finally making a move on that special somebody...But be aware ....This is a very fertile lunar cycle...........So if you are not interested in the lifetime job of parenting(at this time)...wrap it up! If you are looking to have a baby.......might I suggest using this next two weeks to make gloriously like bunnies. (keeping in mind a child concieved at this time will likely be born a Cancer....... and will have the longest childhood on record)

Proposition 1 was throwing nickels in a fountain and 'wishing' for results

Seattles Proposition 1 failed yesterday....Now theres a surprise (facetious...yes). One council member said he has no idea why it failed....... Well councilman.....Heres your answer....It was bloated , out of control, convoluted and produced no immediate results. The potential for abuse of the tax base was all over it. Oh and nobody who voted for/against it would be still be working when and if any results ever actualized. The citizens of Western WA are smarter and better informed than their representatives. When we hear "Monies raised locally will stay local"....We hear "Redmond and Bellvue will have great roads and bridges with expensive and elaborate art designs to make driving easier and more attractive for the affluent crowd ........West and south Seattleites will get more buses and they will cut a lane or 2 on the artials to put in grassy medians (so it will look like they are doing something)because public transit is for poor people. As for north Seattle ...Well we saw what they did with the taxpayors money there. Medians/ Catwalks that for the most part are unused.....yeah its prettier but I'm still sittin in traffic. (I'd love to see the accident stats on the u-turns we are now forced into) You people (the architectsof the proposition ) must not be driving on the roads. Going north through town, the one lane exits to other highways is a big bottleneck (ever watch the battle to get on the express lanes?) trying to get south....the one lane exit to the 520 is a nightmare. You folks need some kind of problem solving workshop. We ALL see the big picture.......its a mess! Councilman.....We need you to see and tackle the major tangles ONE AT A TIME. start with the biggest problems and work your way out from there. And when you do that............We will give you the money you need to accomplish the task........until are not getting a nickel!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Take a look at the paintings to the right.......Pretty little things arent they?..... Could you ever imagine this artist being verbally attacked for her work being offensive? Yep, happened recently. She encountered a fellow artist in her community who was working on a PUBLIC piece of anti-abortion art .....When she responded to his 'what do think?" a nuetral fashion ......"nice attention to detail" (trying to avoid a confrontation as she had just met the guy)..... He pushed harder for a positive response from her........When she remained nuetral...... (even though in her words "from a technical point of view, the piece he was working on was sloppy, trite, and uninspiring) Realising she was not 'one' with his anti-abortionist stand.....he called HER works "eye candy" with no social ,religious or political conviciton. Then snubbed her completely. So .....just thought you'd like to see the 'offensive' pro-choice eye candy. The link to see more of this artists work is just below the bottom pic.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Ye Be Warned........Mars Retrograde '07 prediction

So.......Anybody notice how 'things' are starting to suck? Friends and family are getting cranky......numinous energy is creepy when you walk into a room and everyone you meet seems either paranoid or clingy or just down right pissed?........
We're in the shadow period of the '07 Mars Retrograde. It only happens once every two years and this year its beginning in Cancer and moving backwards into Gemini. It starts on November 15 and doesnt end until January 29. The peak point of expression for this Mars RX is Christmas Eve .............HAPPY FREAKIN' HOLIDAYS! Look for this holiday season to be one for the books.For those of you who aren't familiar with astrology.....Mars is the planet of forward moving action, raw sex and anger (war ...if you will...). When it Retrogrades....forward movement on projects, relationships and just about everything... stops. It is a period of moving backwards for everyone. New things started during this period seldom make it out alive on the other side. Old issues of movement, passion,anger..... come back to haunt us. If you are a bright and alert person who tries to be aware of your environment and you are sensitive to 'others' around you.......You may already have noticed that something is brewing. Good for you!.....You have a head start and with a little planning you might get through the next 2 months with minimal damage . If ,however you are one of those 'tards that walk through life completely self-absorbed with your own personal interests as your top priority(and your only concern for others is that they be well enough to meet your needs) are about to be kicked in the head with a steele-toed boot!
This Mars Retrograde is happening in Cancer........One of the whiniest signs (next to pisces and scorpio). This sign is all about feelings.......which is why this particular MRX is going to be so personal. Where ever Cancer is located in your chart is where the arena of action is............. (there are plenty of free charts available on the internet you can look this up..........)
Here are a couple of examples......
example 1.If Mrx falls in your 7th house.....look for old issues with your primary relationship ie husband/wife, lover, best friend etc....or partner in business,roomate .....anyone you have a 'partnership' with. You should have already noticed tension building.........'feelings' are already getting a little raw. The best way to deal with it... is to with it.... NOW.......dont let it keep building.
Example 2. An 11th house Mrx is going to bollocks up relationships in your friends and groups sector......So if you belong to a club or organisation or just have a 'group' of friends that you hang out with........look for tensions to build and general dissasfaction of everyone involved. Note: You will experience a gamut of behaviors in these groups.....from passive-aggressive...... crying self-pity to downright combative.

Here's a general list of what can be expected to pop up during the next two months

1.Mrx frequently brings illness ....especially in the winter.......These are the days of the 'cold' that just wont go away. So...look to your health and beef up on those vitamins ahead of time.........And watch your nutrition.........Bad food leaves the body susceptible to viruses and other 'ickies'.
2.Aggressive driving........Watch out for pissed-off people on the road. There's gonna be a lot of them. Try not to be one.....In fact go the opposite direction and drive very defensively........Keep cool on the road and give the angry ones a lot of space......they are looking for a have to ask yourself you really want to give them what they want?
3.Purchases.....this one is a big problem cause its happening during the holiday season.....When Americans are in a buying frenzy. All I can say here is ........ this year....there will be a record number of dissatified customers......... especially buyers of electronics. Anyone purchasing anything that is mass produced is likely to find themselves with a faulty product.
IF you are thinking about buying a car or other big ticket item over the next 2 months......just don't....... The probability that something will go horribly,horribly wrong is too high to take the risk. So.....purchases....keep it small.....keep it simple.....maybe consider gift cards.........Idunno........ before you lay down your money for anything at this time.... CAVEAT EMPTOR!
4. Back up your computer,finish your taxes,pay that bill,get the car tuned up,finish that project. ........etc.... Whatever you have been neglecting....WILL break down.....or come back to bite you in the ass.
5.Old lovers and friends you have unresolved issues with (or who have unresolved issues with you) can show up at this time.....Maybe on your doorstep.....maybe just in your head.....
6.If you are having an illicit affair......There is a high probabilty that at this time will be caught ......nuff said
7.If you are engaging in criminal activity large or small.......there is a high probability that this will be caught.
8.Mrx often brings an obsession into our lives (usually just for the duration of the retrograde)....sometimes its with a person (yep...its stalker season)...sometimes its a thing (jealousy,envy and infantile 'want' are the key elements here) ...sometimes its an idea or ideal (god save us from religios zealots and politicians at this time).......... Its a good idea to look closely at any obsessive behavior here and try to analyse what it is you are desperately needing from the thing or person being obsessed over.
9.Emotional states you might find yourself in......Angry, combative ,depressed, anxious, erratic, psychotic,obsessed,picked on,self pitying,blaming (watch out for this one....nobody is innocent), jealous, ecstatic,self medicating,accident prone (usually from having your head up your ass because you cant stop thinking in the previously mentioned modes)

These 4 signs will feel the brunt of the retrograde harder than the rest of us........
Cancers and Capricorns will get it first from November 15th to December 31st Gemini/Sagittarius will get it from January 1st to January 29th.

As a result of Mrx changing signs there will be a notable difference in energy from the New Year's eve to the New Year's Day. Once the planet changes from the 'feeling' Cancer to the 'chatty' gemini.....look for gossip to ramp up significantly......Advice for everyone here? Watch what comes out of your mouth.

For a smidge more information I am copying a post from a previous blog on the same topic....concerning the christmas eve Peak...I mentioned earlier.

"Wonder what's too fat and bloated right now? We'll find out over
the next 18 months.....I suspect we'll get a glimpse on December 24th this
year. Odd timeing....And kind of scary with the 'silent night 'gig
going on and the restof the world hating us...cant think of a better time
to demoralise the population with a dirty nuke than on the
night when christians everywhere are basking in the glow
of excessive consumerism
and secure in the arms of
bariatric capitalism I'm a lttle nervous about it....But maybe it will just go down
in history as the the great snowstorm of 07.......(for applicable climes)
So Yes.....I am
predicting snow on christmas this year.......or an ice
storm....or some other debilitating weather anomalie. Cause bad
weather is so much a better option than some of the other probable
scenario's if you havent already......... Maybe spend
part of your 'C' budget on the local food bank or other charitable
non-profit......Never underestimate the power of Karma.......and maybe if we pay
it forward we can avoid a big nasty!"

This holiday season....try to be kind to one another and recognize that we are all in this together. If we help each other instead of blame each other ,we might all move into February '08 a little more intact.

Real Art in Seattle

This is from my 'other 'blog but I thought it worth repeating because the artist is worthy of mention and the experience was great. (from 2 weeks ago)

So ....I finally had a positive 'Art' experience in Seattle. After months of traipsing around galleries and weaving through the crowds at Pioneer Square to get nothing more for my troubles than a faceful of pretentious overproduced, too-slick PAP.....I found real art and a real artist. Kevin Higginbottom ,an artist who works on sheet metal canvases had a one-night showing of his amazing work in the old beat-up warehouse/shop off of Spokane and 1st ave in the SODO district. I could go on for pages about his technique,(never once did he answer a question about his work with a snotty 'Its Alchemy") composition and aesthetic. He shares this enormous falling-down space ( actually it just looks like that from the outside....inside it looks pretty good , due to all the work the collective has put in building walls and putting in almost impenetrable doors) with other artists, a band, sound technicians and last night a biker club. The drive-in shop area was separated from the road by a mere chain link fence. Outside the fence the biker club was signing up folks for a Seattle City timed run........."Legal".......of course. Across the street , under the bridge were dozens of bikes, their riders milling about casually a few feet away from parked cars and campers of some of Seattles homeless. None present at this showing would have been allowed in Pioneer Square......Not the artist, not the bikers, not the homeless..... But here we all were, gathered together in a surreal comaraderie that would make even Jodorowski blink twice. The gathering itself was high art and I felt privelaged to be present. I learned something of great value last night.......The best Art in Seattle is NOT in Pioneer Square. HALLELUJA!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

In the shadow of Walking Liberty is where I live

In the shadow of Walking Liberty is where I live
In the shadow of Walking Liberty is where I live
In the shadow of Walking Liberty is where I live
Bush Regime-Third Reich
The Pearl-American Healthcare
Desperate Housewives-Tell me about the rabbits George