Day of the Dead Retrograde Psychopomp

November 1st, All Saint’s Day originated as a very ancient pagan festival which today in Mexico is a two-day Festival to honor and celebrate those ancestors who have passed on from this world. To the Native Indios in Mexico and throughout Central America death was never an end to Life but only a beginning, a transition back to Source and on to another life. Most indigenous people world-wide honor their departed relations, and remember them not only on one or two days in the year but daily, setting plates of food for them at the table after they have  passed into the Spirit world.

November 1st Mercury has just turned Retrograde on Halloween at the 27th degree Scorpio the sign of death, making this Day of the Dead even stronger as the veils between the world’s are thinnest integrating the Scorpio Death and rebirth motif.

MERCURY Hermes or Thoth, the Divine messenger was one of the Few Greek Gods who was also a Psychopomp. This title means that he could travel into the Underworld, the realm of the Dead, Hades, and return to the Upperworld at will.

This is a wonderful day to commune in seances, to do mediumship work, and to dream of your ancestors as the veil between the worlds is thinnest.

In  China, 3 oranges are usually left as an offering to feed the departed spirits, whose help from the other dimensions is of great value. Aborigines, shamans, ordinary people tap into the knowledge of their departed loved one’s spirits regularly who protect, watch over and guide them.

November 1st, Dia de Los Muertos in Mexico is celebrated by the wearing of wooden skull masks called calacas and dances to honour of their deceased relatives are held. Wooden skulls are placed on special family alters. Sugar skulls, marked with the names of the deceased on the forehead are eaten by a relative or friend. It’s a kind of ritual cannibalism, the eating of an effigy of the dead means that a person’s spirit is within you, feeding you.

Ancient Aztec civilizations held the festival on the 9th month of the Aztec solar calendar, approximately at the beginning of August and was celebrated for an entire month, ruled by Goddess Mictecacihuatyl. She is known as the Lady of the Dead and was believed to have died in childbirth. So the festival was traditionally in honor of children who also had died at birth. Rituals were also dedicated to Huitzilopochtli { Sinister Hummingbird} a war deity.

Christianized to coincide with All Saint’s Day or All Hallows Eve, in Spanish: “Día de Todos Santos, Mexicans now celebrate the day of the dead during the first two days of November.

There is also the Saint of Death.

Mictecacihuatl pronounced ‘Meek-teka-see-wahdl’  is Queen of Mictlan the Underworld, called Hades in Greek Mythology, ruled by PLUTO/ SCORPIO in modern Astrology, she rules the Afterlife.  Mictecacihuatl was represented as a skeleton with jaw agape to swallow the stars during the day.

Mictecacihuatl Lady/Saint of the Dead

On November 1st and 2nd Mexicans visit the cemetery where their loved ones are buried. They decorate gravesites with marigold flowers and candles. They bring toys for dead children and bottles of tequila to adults. They sit on picnic blankets next to gravesites and eat the favorite food of their loved ones. It is a time of celebration.

The ancient festival is also being honoured by Native and Afro- Americans. Incense is also offered, and the deceased favourite music and foods are cooked for them.

Honouring Your dead Ancestors

It’s many years since Dec 14, 2011, when my Dad passed away and even more years since my mother passed away Sept. 18, 2009. I am an only child and my husband and I were caretaking my mother up until her death and my Dad after he was in a nursing home for the last years of his life.  I have tracked them since their passing. On this night I honour my parents, my aunts and uncles and friends who have passed on. Also, those who inspired me, artists, musicians, poets, inventors.

Take time out to honor your ancestors too or those who have gifted Life and have now departed. On these days Light a candle, meditate on your departed loved ones. Thank them with thanks gratitude and reverence. If you have had a miscarriage or abortion allow tears and the sadness to move through you. This is  a real grief that women are not allowed to honour. These days are specifically for children who died.

When the veil between the worlds is thinnest, the departed will most naturally speak to you in dreams and leave signs. You just have to ask. Nothing to be afraid of. Modern Western civilization fears death, and are cut off from the  wisdom that the spirits of the ancestors bring. Death is merely a transition to another dimension. In fact the dead are always very close at hand. To fear death is to fear life, sexuality, pleasure, embodiment.

In Astrology the realms of death and the dead are traditionally under the Rulership of SATURN who was known as The Grim Reaper. Saturn rules the physical plane, the bones, time, old age.  After the discovery of Pluto’s,he became known in Astrology as the Lord of the Dead as he was in ancient mythology. It will be very interesting when Saturn enters his own sign of Capricorn on December  19, 2017. 
All of us will die and transition into other dimensions and some of us may come back. Most of us do , as we already have.  You know this, you are cosmic star dust from the beginning of the Universe. YOU are all One with ALL THAT IS WAS and ever will be.

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Read more about Mexican festival : http://www.azcentral.com/ent/dead/articles/dead-history.html?nclick_check=1#ixzz2AvLbEzzq

YOU TUBE VIDEO ABOUT SAINT DEATH  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgQftFWM41Q&feature=player_embedded

Wealthiest celebrities according to their Zodiac signs,

Reposting an article from the Daily Mail on the wealthiest celebrities according to Forbes and their astrology signs. Guess which sign is the richest? Is it hard working grounded Capricorn? I gotta be a star Leo?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7626619/Revealed-Wealthiest-celebrities-according-star-signs.html

It’s an asteroid! No, it’s the new smallest dwarf planet in our solar system

A large asteroid could be reclassified as a dwarf planet — which could make it the smallest in the solar system — after new research revealed its shape, astronomers said on Monday.
— Read on beta.ctvnews.ca/national/sci-tech/2019/10/29/1_4660083.html

Death drive, Mars square Pluto

Mars in Libra in detriment opposite its ruling Sign Aries moving into an exact square to Pluto over the next few days. At 20+ degrees This is close to the potent 22+.Capricorn degree of Saturn Pluto conjunction on January 12, 2020

“You could die” by Cage the Elephant” is playing on the playlist where we’re driving from Sedona on very windy highway 17 down to Phoenix. The Phoenix is a mythological bird which resurrects itself from its own ashes. How synchronous is that. Totally Scorpionic,

As Mars squares Pluto

anger, resentment, jealousy and possessiveness will activate relationship imbalances.

These energies stirs up psychological shadows making this an intense period of seeing through our own masks and defensiveness.

Angry mobs, protestors, litigation and volatility in finances are to be expected.

Mars and Pluto together cull the herds. If you try to hold onto doing the socially acceptable role, you will lose.

Hate for Libras will reach a peak..Millennials hate the sign of Libra.

If you are trying to be the go-between, the ambassador or counsellor it will be harder to achieve balance..

Pluto is the higher octave of Mars in modern tropical astrology. Mars rules men, the patriarchy, the army, anger, desire, spontaneity, testosterone , recklessness and drive.

Pluto is lord of death and shakes anything it touches to the core.

These two planets are considered malefics and bring up danger from radiative explosions, hurricanes, earthquakes, military accidents, domestic violence, rape and abuses of power from the lowest to the highest put into the open.

Be aware, as all aspects have a positive use even when working with heavy energies like this, use Mars passion to blow through resistance to change, to right the wrongs, to end toxic masculinity, unfair laws and to rebalance your integrity.

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Drinking rare Galactic Milk, Jupiter and Ceres Sagittarius

Jupiter is now closing on on his once in 12 years conjunction with the Galactic Center at 27 Sagittarius all November.

Ceres the ancient symbol of the Great Mother now Dwarf Planet is conjunct Jupiter in an amazing mating.

Gaia becomes the Galactic Celestial Cow expansed with her waltz with Jupiter. This is an amazing opportunity to drink, download, sip and fill your appetite for dreamy nutrient rich cosmic Mother’s milk.

Offer gifts to the Goddess Nuit, Neith or Nut Shecwhise body is the Milky Way and Meditate by going out now under the dark new moon skies to see the Milky Way and know where Galactic Center is. The dark void in the Center is where the GC is located.

The black hole at the Center of our galaxy is supercharge with cosmic info. If you have personal planets conjunct the GC you have an easy access pass. I use a tight orb of 2 degrees to 25-29 degrees Sagittarius ♐️ .

I will be out in the dark sky night tonight in Sedona, saying prayers, meditating and listening. Write down any symbols images words or feelings. Also take the intention into your dreams,

The Jupiter energy last until end of November so practice daily and nightly.

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Scorpio New Moon, big change times

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Death Rebirth Scorpio Napoleon Brousseau charcoal drawing

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The Annual Scorpio New Moon, October 27 @ 8:38 pm PDT/11:38 pm EDT/ October 28 @ 3:38 am GMT is maxed out with opportunities for major radical, deep soul changes in your life. 

The Dark, Dark, Moon @ 4 degrees Scorpio exactly opposes radical planet Uranus in earthy Taurus at 4 degrees Retrograde during the New Moon. Uranus will be at greatest elongation and closest to the earth and visible to the Naked eye. Scorpio’s love naked.

This makes URANUS’s already chaotic, revolutionary, radical, hi-tech influence even stronger. We will feel it more.

I am here in Sedona experiencing my 2nd New Moon in a month.

Mars is the ruling planet of Scorpio and it squares Saturn and the South Node on the Scorpio New Moon October 27-28.

Mars and Saturn are considered to be two great malefic’s. The South Node is a karmic debt from the past that needs to be paid.

This is a Critical stressed out MOON undergoing major emotional transformations. Issues of spying, taxes, secret, sex, power, ruthlessness, Plutocrats, finances, money markets, lending, inheritance, and transfer of great wealth are being affected.

Mercury in Scorpio is about to turn Retrograde on Halloween allowing us to preview the backpedalling karmic pieces we need to revisit.

JUPITER and CERES conjunct in Sagittarius squaring Neptune and Lilith in PISCES 

The Great Mother and Expansive Jupiter in Sagittarius is helping us imagine a new dream of health and healing mother earth. Lilith is defending the divine feminine for abuse. She refuses to play nice anymore.  Beware of hidden agendas and revenge plots. 

Saturn and PLUTO are within 5 degrees of each other

Heading towards their major conjunction on January 12, 2020. They are rolling down that hill inevitably together now. 

GRAND EARTH TRINE

VESTA Goddes of flames and keeping and focus at 23 Taurus conjunct to the PLEIADES trine Pluto and Saturn and Trines JUNO at 27 Virgo

A powerful Goddess earth trine on this New Moon of transformation. Combining the ability to focus on the task at hand by connecting with the Pleiadian energies. Pluto is power and riches and JUNO is the Feminine form of genius, 

CHIRON in ARIES Retrograde is squaring the Nodes of Fate in Capricorn Cancer

We understand the wounding going on on many levels. strength comes from vulnerability. 

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The New Moon comes with MARS SQUARE SATU

via Uranus closest to Earth on October 27

Sylvia Plath Life and Death Astrology

Sylvia Plath is honoured by Google on the Anniversary of her Birth. October 27, 1932.

A celebrated American poet and novelist, her most famous book is The Bell Jar. Sylvia Plath was a prolific writer in her short life accredited with creating confessional poetry. She was married to fellow poet Ted Hughes whom she had two children with. Plath suffered from clinical severe depression her entire life and tried to commit suicide multiple times. She was given electroshock “therapy” treatments multiple times but committed suicide at age 30 in England.

She was celebrated during her life. In her groundbreaking novel The Bell Jar the protagonist, Esther feels like she is a prisoner of the expected narrow views of women in the 1950’s-1960’s domestic duties and fears for the loss of her inner self. Plath has become a feminist icon. She was survived by her daughter and son. Her son committed suicide and her daughter is also an artist and writer. 

Does Plaths’ literary genius, she had an IQ of 160, and her lifelong depression and suicidal tendencies show up in her astrology chart?

Born October 27, 1932, in Boston Mass, at 2:10 pm with transits at her death on February 11, 1963

sylvia Plath astrology Natal and death chart

sylvia Plath astrology Natal and death chart

 

Sylvia was a SCORPIO SUN and MERCURY, the sign associated with death, rebirth and transformation. Sylvia had penetrating insights into what was going on behind the ‘normal” facade of life. Scorpio’s are obsessive signs,  driven to uncover the depths of the depths, they are fearless, strong and fascinated with the mysteries of life and death. They can also be possessive jealous and paranoid.

SUN SQUARE SATURN

This is a karmic square. Saturn is a  heavy depressing planet. In late Capricorn, the sign which Saturn rules, the planets’ influence is stronger. Saturn symbolizes the father. Sylvia’s Dad died when she was only 8 years old, leaving a lasting scar on her psyche. The Sun symbolizes vitality and Joy. Saturn’s natal square is an indication of depression. Life was always hard. Sylvia wanted respect.

SATURN conjunct CERES squaring URANUS in ARIES

CERES is the Great Mother Goddess. Plath rebelled against the traditional roles of women defines only as mothers. Saturn in CAPRICORN governs career and worldly success through hard work. Sylvia carried a burden of motherhood with the rejection of traditional roles. Her mother was not nurturing to her. Her career was a form of mother love.  She had two children but likely suffered from post-partum depression on top of her usual depression

PLUTO OPPOSITE SATURN SQUARE URANUS. 

This T-square shows the toxic nature that Sylvia chose to deal with in her short lifetime. PLUTO, Lord of death is in CANCER, the sign of “Mom and apple pie” the sign of nurturing, motherhood, emotional safety and home. In Sylvia’s psyche, there was no safe place emotionally. I wonder what her birth was like because this is a sign of a very difficult dramatic birth. The baby may not have wanted to be born. A life and death struggle is indicted right form the get-go. URANUS is the sign of individuality, rebellion, and radical invention and pioneering. Uranus in ARIES IS A TRAILBLAZING RADICAL

MOON conjunct JUNO

Sylvia Plath’s incredible intelligence is shown by JUNO the traditional Goddess of Marriage, in Libra conjunct to her Moon exactly. Juno was Jupiter or Zeus’s wife who he cheated on constantly, in the latter Patriarchal version of the story that we are most familiar with. I believe JUNO was the feminine form of genius and equal to, if not superior to Zeus, who she was married off to and her genius status was written out of history. In her life Sylvia rebelled against Patriarchal’s narrow definition of women’s roles during the mid 20th Century. The Moon in Libra is traditionally the sign of marriage and relationships, a don’t rock the boat sign. Libra Moon gave Sylvia charm and grace and she also wanted to be socially acceptable. There was a schism in her there. 

The Asteroid ATROPOS, one of the 3 Fates or Morai in Greek Mythology. With her sisters, Clotho and Lachesis, Atropos was the sister who decided how each human would die and held shears in her hand with which she cut the thread of life. This Morai spoke to me telling me to insert her into Plath’s natal chart. Here she is 3 degrees away from the natal Moon Juno exact conjunction in Libra. Sylvia’s life was always “hanging by a thread.” 

ASCENDANT at 29 AQUARIUS

the last degrees of all signs are super strong. AQUARIUS is the sign of rebellion, invention, higher consciousness, detachment. Sylvie’s Descendant was 29 LEO conjunct Fixed Star REGULUS the ROYAL STAR. She was destined for fame. 

M.C. at 13 SAGITTARIUS CONJUNCT THE GREAT ATTRACTOR

She was innately talented and drew to her many wonderful things. She was always restless, searching, a teacher, needed humor. 

Sylvia’s innate feminist independence is shown by BLACK MOON LILITH at 19 Taurus in Plath’s 2nd house of values and resources conjunct to the Hardest Fixed Star in the sky, Algol, or Medusa’s head, an Amazon warrioress.

LILITH forms a Finger of God or Yod formation with Asteroid PSYCHE at 19 Libra and  Plath’s NORTH NODE OF FATE at 16 degrees PISCES in her first house of self-identification. Plath was extremely sensitive and psychic. Pisces North Node is a sign of great imagination, and genius, self-undoing, spirituality but also illusions, delusions, mental illness and addictions. Plath’s highest spiritual goal would be to surrender her ego and be a martyr and return to spirit. 

Plath had a strong VIRGO STELLIUM,

A Neptune Jupiter exact SOUTH NODE conjunction with EROS conjunct VENUS. Neptune Jupiter conjunct to the South Node and squaring her MC or reputation and career goals. The Neptune Jupiter conjunction in itself shows Plaths incredible bountiful creative side. Also her addiction to illusions, projections, and projections. The SOUTH NODE is a past life indicator. Plath may have been a powerful spiritual leader or a woman accused of being a witch, a magician. Jupiter Neptune can bring both incredible creativity but at a huge cost. Virgo is the sign of intelligence, organization, the workaholic, the perfectionist, the nitpicker, the servant, the OCD identity. Virgo is the sign of health and Jupiter Neptune would magnify Plaths ability to pick up everyone else’s emotions which affected her mental health. She was incredibly sensitive, which misdiagnosed becomes a split personality. The world was erotic and there were past life feelings of not being worthy.

MARS IN LEO SQUARES MERCURY IN SCORPIO and opposes LILITH and CHIRON

Mars is the planet of drive, passion, sex, desire and anger. Sylvia was a very proud woman, there may have been some narcissistic elements in her personality where were sublimated by the T-square to Mercury and Lilith conjunct CHIRON. Mars is in the 6th house of servants’, health and perfection.

Sylvia was very much the Queen of the Wounded Healers. That Scorpionic x-ray vision and depths of the anger in her soul were fueled by LILLITH AND CHIRON in TAURUS. She felt everything, her body talked and hurt her. She felt trapped in the confines of her physical feminine body. She was a very angry feminist at a time when this wasn’t acceptable. Her writing proved a path to healing for others. 

At the time of her death by suicide

Transiting PLUTO conjunct her SOUTH NODE with CERES

The Great Mother symbollized by Ceres called her home. Pluto the Lord of the Underworld shortened her life. 

Transiting South Node as conjunct to her Natal Saturn is depression, the past karma, South Node is fated.JUPITER conjunct Plath’s NORTH NODE in PISCES opposite Jupiter

Jupiter would activate and expand Plath’s natal psychosis illusions delusions, demons and paranoia. She was addicted to pain and suffering.  

Transiting SATURN in AQUARIUS opposite to Natal Mars

This represents a rebellion from her ego and her anger.

transiting CHIRON OPPOSITE NEPTUNE IN VIRGO

This is the WOUNDED HEALER  activating any health issues of the body and spirit.

URANUS conjunct NEPTUNE

Uranian energy is radical, detached, rebellion. This major transpersonal aspect electrified Plath’s deep psychological and spiritual wounds. She would just want out. 

The world lost a young feminist genius. But her legacy continues. 

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Astrology in the news

astrology in the News the New Yorker’s latest article on the Renaissance in Astrology https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/10/28/astrology-in-the-age-of-uncertainty?fbclid=IwAR1-aefHRL0WMKj36Xh17Ud-Cs-1XdznFtpAZFjRxm6tgYVdzCIoQjsMB5w 

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Uranus up close at New Moon October 27

Uranus, the off-kilter planet will be at greatest opposition and peak visibility at 4 a.m. EDT on the 28th. Uranus will rise at sunset, climb highest in the South around 1:00 am local daylight and set at sunrise. This means it rises at sunset, climbs highest in the south around 1 a.m. local daylight time, and sets at sunrise. “(From 40° north latitude, Uranus peaks at an altitude of 63°, the highest it has appeared at opposition since February 1962.)” Uranus shines bright enough to be seen with the naked eye under a dark sky, its best to use binoculars to locate it initially. A telescope reveals the planet’s blue-green disk, which spans 3.7″ – excerpted from https://astronomy.com/observing/sky-this-week/2019/10/the-sky-this-week-from-october-18-to-27

“As good fortune would have it, this year the new moon – a moon most nearly between the Earth and sun for this month – falls on October 28, too, only about four hours before Uranus reaches opposition. The moon turns new at 3:38 UTC. That means there is no moonlight to wash out the 2019 Uranus’ opposition.

Take advantage of these upcoming moon-free nights because next year’s opposition of Uranus will fall on the same date as the Blue Moon – the second of two October 2020 Full moons – on October 31, 2020.” excerpted from  https://earthsky.org/?p=314262&fbclid=IwAR1Yc7vaCH8519O97dM5_TrIN7d_8GqZ3Mv6zAP6PtgQJfs51csJV5eSG1U

Venus in 2020, Astronomy and Astrology intersection

Venus, the planet of Love, women, beauty, relationships and the arts, just passed its descending Node on Friday October 25 at 2 UTC. What is the Descending Node? Astronomer Guy Ottewell says that nodes “shape the orbits of the moving bodies and set them up for whatever else happens”  

Astronomy and Astrology intersection. Ancient Astrology and Astronomy were once the same science/art for thousands and thousands of years. They use the same calculations, such as the Nodes of the planets and the moon. 

Here is a link to the article https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/definition-what-is-a-venus-node

and more https://www.universalworkshop.com/2019/10/14/venus-from-now-to-next-june/