North Node in Taurus, Ceres, Pluto trine

Jan 19 as the North Node entered Taurus to be our GPS until July 13, 2023, we are focussed on material things, tangible assets, resources, being in our bodies, and HODLing onto everything that we can.

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TAURUS is the first EARTH sign and signifies the fire of spirit in Aries descending into the physical body in the Garden of Eden. For Taurus, earth is Paradise and being embodied, sensuous and having heightened senses to taste to touch to smell, to hear to appreciate is what Taurus is all about. We are Venus-ruled for the next 18 months and our values and choices, fashion consciousness and need to be in real physical relationships rather than virtual ones is very strong.

Yes I know you’re asking WHAT ABOUT THAT AGE OF AQUARIUS? and crypto and the Metaverse and everything intangible and virtual and nerdy and cool and virtual and NFT’s on the net and neural implants and robots and Elon Musk etc. Well, the tug of war between Scorpio and liquid finances and Taurus tangible ones will be the real tug of war. Yes with Saturn in Aquarius the Revolution is being built slowly but also restrained.

Taurus is a FIXED sign and known for its stubborn qualities. Taurus is also indulgent, stopping to smell the roses like Ferdinand the Bull. it can be lazy and self-indulgent. Of course, these times are Bullish. Bullish on earthy things, the ground the environment and everything that grows on it, our food, the animals especially cattle, the metals under the earth.

Venusian ruled Taurus loves luxury and beautiful things as the Goddess herself does. Lavish, superior quality fabrics, blue-chip, expensive things very well crafted designed and put together. More beauty products, but more natural ones, think bees and honey and DIY as Taurus is very craftsy. Good old-fashioned long-lasting slow fashion as opposed to fast. Slow cookers, honoring meat, yes I know it seems counter-intuitive but there will be a return to the beef but also making the cows the stars and treating them like those Japanese sacred Wagyu lathered in beer cows. Cows of all kinds will be sacred.

And Dairy may make a total turnaround and become healthy again but in a more organic form, raw even as a health-enhancing drink plus oat milk and all the rest.

The BULL MARKET in stocks, may crash though, Taurus rules the real estate market, in a big bubble to do inflated money printing. THE SOUTH NODE in SCORPIO rules finance, other peoples money, inheritance, taxes, DEATH, traditionally and only death, ending, ruthlessness, control issues, power-hungry, secrets, sex, cruelty, torture kink, money laundering, spying, research, transformation, sex changes, and black everything. Black is the Old Black.

The nodes change sign every 18 months and so we start a new cycle.

The North Node and CERES are conjunct today in the other type of Nodal reckoning the Mean versus the True Nodes at 28 degrees TAURUS. The degree conjunct ALGOL or MEDUSA’s Head.

To read about the Moons nodes and the difference between TRUEE Node and Mean Node not nasty but average read one of my fave astrologers’ Stephen Forrest’s explanation. He’s very chill about which one to choose.

“The mean node assumes the simpler view: that the Moon orbits the center of the Earth. The effect is to smooth everything out a bit.

As I mentioned earlier, the difference between the position of the mean and the true node is always slight, and thus generally inconsequential for our purposes.”

https://www.forrestastrology.com/blogs/astrology/mean-nodes-vs-true-nodes

With NORTH NODE And CERES conjunct on ALGOL

We need to focus on reverence for the EARTH CERES the Great mother or we will see her demonic destructive side as Medusa the real MEAN MOTHER Monster angry at her human children for raping pillaging and desecrating her and her metals oil and oceans, her jungles and mountains.

NORTH NODE And CERES conjunct ALGOL Trine PLUTO LORD OF DEATH

can bring more earthquakes like the big one in Tonga, and maybe even the Big Blow of the Canary Islands and earthquakes, tsunami’s with South Node in SCORPIO too. Pluto destroys what is no longer serving the soul. But if you are earnestly serving your soul and the Earth Mother and appreciating our earthly realm and caring for it, and holding onto it for dear life then you are leading the way for the next 18 months.

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Cancer Full Moon Nurturing Astrology

Cancer Full Moon Jan, 17 2022

Cancer Full Moon Jan, 17 2022

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Unpacking Mercury AND Venus Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius 2022 with Venus Retrograde

A year ago Mercury was also Retrograde in Aquarius. On Jan. 14, 2022 Mercury turns Retrograde at 10 degrees 19′ AQUARIUS and will be doing the backwards thing re-entering CAPRICORN on January 27 and turning Stationary Direct on February 3 at 24 degrees 23′ conjunct to Pluto while VENUS is also already RETROGRADE as you have surely noticed by bank machines not working and the wrong things being delivered and many break ups.

Don’t go all crazy. MERCURY RETROGRADE the 1st of 4 this year is s just a time to step out of our usual communications flow and let our minds relax, review and revisit. Remember that info snafus are bound to happen and prepare for the usual computer crashes, viruses and hacks, bank cards not working, info not getting understood and lost etc. Use this time wisely to revisit things you wanted to finish off and reflect on future plans in 2022. This is a very Yin/Yang year ahead.

Mercury entered its’ storm or pre- retrograde shadow period on December 30, 21 and will be in its shadow after it turns Direct until February 24 and is once again at 10+degrees Aquarius.

All Aquarians and CAPRICORN’s, with planets between 10 AQUARIUS to 24 degrees CAPRICORN will feel Mercury’s backwards adjustment. This also includes all Cardinal signs ARIES, CANCER and LIBRA and FIXED SIGNS TAURUS, LEO AND SCORPIO with placements at those degrees too

WHILE MERCURY IS RETRO IN AQUARIUS It’s higher mind time, detached, organizational, electric, freedom-loving, chaotic, and being on the same wavelength with everyone in reverse. Time to change one’s mind.

Aquarius times are ELECTRIC! It’s Liberation time, detachment from all the heavy emotions, freedom, revolution, whatever your personal and collective break out may be. Be your own individual, be weird, proud – It’s the opposite sign of Leo remember. Uranus, the planetary ruler of Aquarius, rotates at a 90 degrees axis. That is weird.

In the Tarot the symbol of the STAR #17 symbolizes AQUARIUS. 

NEW MOON will be in Aquarius will be JANUARY 31 at 12 AQUARIUS in PDT and February 1st in EDT and GMT & IT IS CHINESE NEW YEAR OF THE WATER TIGER

LET YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY as Neil Young famously put it when Uranus helped create the 60’s in conjunction with Pluto.

The touted Age of Aquarius started December 21 2020 when Jupiter and Saturn come together at 0 Aquarius. I think it’s a start, Jupiter will be moving through Aquarius in 2021 and Saturn is there until 2023. It’s really when Pluto enters Aquarius then it ALL HAPPENS!

Pluto in Aquarius from January 22, 2024 until March 2043  is going to be totally revolutionary a Brave New World of the future, fully robotic, implanted wired up, nano people. Super hi-tech genetically manipulated.

AQUARIUS is a STATE OF MIND.  Question everything .

remember that December 29 Mercury in Capricorn conjunct Venus Retrograde at 24 DEGREES and where MERCURY will stop its Retrograde at the same degrees conjunct to PLUTO newly at the 27th degree. Expect a major DEJA VU, WTF in relationship issues. Wait there is more overlap.

VENUS will cross over the 24th Capricorn degree at the end of February. Mercury by passes its station on February 24.

If you hear from an ex, it’s because of these energies. If you have beef over something unsaid or an unfinished conversation this is the time to text, message, email or write a letter even just for yourself-or call, Clubhouse, Signal, WhatsApp or telepathically or in a lucid dream contact them. It’s good to finish the conversation with lovers bosses and colleagues neighbours and networking folks and put and end to it. So you can move on now.

Mercury and Venus will both be Retrograde for 15 days. From the 14 to the 29th and both in Capricorn from Jan. 27 but Venus Retro is over Jan 29. Review your budgets, take inventory and access.

The usual communications conflab then gets mixed in with lovers, money issues, joint accounts, payments on time, big hacks and crypto losses with Mercury in AQUARIUS at the beginning until the 27th.

Mercury is stationing exactly square to Uranus. The Geiger counter for outa this world epiphanies and revelations is on high alert! This can be an ultra-creative time! Put on the big radical thinking cap. We were just talking about having aluminum-lined baseball caps to protect against EMF radiation.

Expect ultra-strange communications from ex’s, chaotic messages, texts, DM’s, call backs about jobs, career setbacks, or major changes. Because Mercury is straddling 2 signs moving from Uranus ruled Aquarius in modern astrology but all signs are moving through Saturn ruled signs traditionally.

URANUS THE PLANET OF CHAOS, INNOVATION, AND REVOLUTION FINALY TURNS DIRECT ON JAN 18 ADDING AN EXTRA OOMPH. It’s been Retrograde since AUGUST 19/20.This on the tail of a Cancer Full Moon opposite Pluto too on the 17th.

URANUS rules the 11th sign and house of wishes, hopes and dreams. Its Higher consciousness, LGBTQ,  non binary genders,objectivity, big picture thinking, management, organizations, engineers, radical new inventions,  IT, the Internet, computers. open-minded, group think, lightning, aeronautics, space, revolutions, chaos theory, ambulances, clubs, debating, earthquakes, chaos, dangerous fire powered weapons, telepathy, guerillas, eccentrics. 

Expect all of these issues,plus strange sun spots, radiation, auroras, unusual body tings and relationships especially to be totally weird during this time. but it can be used to blow up your old life and reinvent yourself a new.

Remember it will all pass. It’s good that this is mainly happening with Saturn rulership to keep it real and tangible.

But then when MERCURY backtracks into Capricorn, ruled still by SATURN, the backwards flow slows down within earthy limits, from Jan 27- Feb 3rd. Which feels like silt collecting. We will need a mental cleanse at the end of this.

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Best access to Angel Blessings now Jupiter in Pisces

Get the best access to Archangel Blessings now from Gabriel as benefic planet Jupiter in Pisces conjuncts Archangel Gabriel’s Star marker Fomalhaut {in the Fishes mouth} at 03°52′ #Pisces Tropical.

Archangel Gabriel, announced Mary’s pregnancy in the Bible

Peter Paul Rubens, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

and blows the Trumpet on Judgement day and on Card #20 in the Tarot.

Pamela Coleman Smith, Public domain,
via Wikimedia Commons

If your personality number is 20 this card is more significant for you as is the accessibility to the Archangel Gabriel. Add your birth number vertically and then reduce the four-digit total by adding up each number

ex.

7

22

1968

the total add up to 1997, Add 1 + 9 + 9 +7 = 26 reduce to #8

IF your birth totals 23 or overjust reduce it to its lower common denominators. Ex. 12 reduces to 3.

PLANETS conjunct GABRIEL, a direct line

If you have planets, Moon, AC or any other Nodes or planets conjunct to this degree is very significant and you should work with Archangel Gabriela as you have a direct line or connection. The star is at 03°52′ Pisces and has an orb of influence of 2°30′

I have my North Node conjunct to Fomalhaut and my numerology is #20/11/2. I have had Archangel Gabriel work with me my entire life.

This energy is in effect since Jan. 6th until January 29th and was also in effect earlier in 2021 from May 30 to July 14. Look back on what was happening in your life In late May to middle July in 2021 for clues on where to pick up that energy and move ahead now.

Archangel Gabriel can also come into your dreams and work with you so call his energy in before you got to sleep at night. Everyone’s dreams are greatly enhanced with Jupiter in PIsces from now until May 10 and then again at the years’ end October 28th until December 20. Work with your dreams and I will be announcing my healing Dream Temple community shortly.

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1/11/2022 Numerology Mars and Neptune

Lovely Numerology today, Pay attention when you see 1;11 or 11;11, 2;22 etc as it means pay attention to your higher self

Sun conjunct Juno in Capricorn at 21+ and sextile Neptune in Pisces

Juno is the feminine form of genius, the Sun conjunct the multi-tasking genius at the 21st degree strikes a powerful chord as it’s on the SATURN PLUTO conjunction degree of January 12, 202o which initiated COVID from an astrological perspective.

We can see the situation from many different perspectives now. Juno’s symbol looks like a magic wand, and this is key to her omnidirectional viewpoints. She is more than Jupiter/Zeus’s wife.

The SUN/JUNO sextile to Neptune in PISCES
may make us want to deny what we know deep down, escapism is always an issue with Neptune. The earthy Capricorn energy is grounded and knows the truth when it sees it and touches it, whereas Neptune is ephemeral, like smoke, elusive, a fleeting dream memory. Neptune in Pisces is psychic sensations but always carries optical illusions because of its watery, reflective, changes, and adaptive properties. It’s a good combo of rooted and dreamy. Dream was at and see how it fits into long term goals

Mars in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces.

There will be a challenge to finding the truth under this aspect, It may be much harder to find and shoot down today as it will be defended by a mirror of projections. and smoke screens. Ghosting is likely in long-distance relationships and pursuits.

This can be a highly creative aspect if channelled positively.

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Adventure time dreams

Moon Neptune conjunction January. 6/7 tonight squared by Mars in Sagittarius will bring adventurous exotic locations and wise sage master teachers into your dreams.

Adventure time dreams as Mars squares Neptune for the next week. Pay attention to sage teachers, adventurous dreams, past life indicators, and inspirational wisdom from your dreams.

This exotic dream energy keeps up while Mars continues to move up to square Neptune over the next 8 days.

Do start recording your dreams. Get a dream journal is best or just a simple separate notebook. Or record on phone but it’s best to write them down to bring dreams into physical presence.

Don’t look up what your dreams mean. You need to track your own dream objects symbol people locations time period first. Only you can properly decode and understand your dreams they are from your psyche which is also part of the collective unconscious.

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Happy 2022, Astrology and Tarot Guide Horoscopes

Hi everyone,

wishing you all a VERY happy New Year.

2022 will be a very interesting year. Im dubbing it the Year of Yin/Yang

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Venus Retrograde with Pluto, Toxic love release

Planet Venus is travelling through Capricorn for 4+ months from November 5. 2021 until March 6, 2022 bringing women, values, finance and hard-working long-term concrete plans and responsibilities, restrictions and hard love knocks and Saturn rules and tests to the fore.

Venus is BEAUTY and PLUTO is a form of the BEAST. In The myth Belle needs to love the Beast for his kindness respect love and not his outward ugly beastliness. This is a great soul task before us.

Venus turns Retrograde on December 19 at 26+ degrees CAPRICORN conjunct to PLUTO at 25 degrees 32′ until January 29 at 11 degrees 05′ Capricorn. It will take until March 2/3rd until Venus bypasses her Retrograde station degree.

Venus makes a star- point on January 8th at 19 Capricorn the same degree as January 8, 2018. What was going on four years ago? Think back to that now for a re-occurance of themes.That date is David Bowie’s birthday and Elvis Presley’s too

In the Greek Myths Pluto is Hades who is Venus/Persephone’s abductor or sexual initiator, later her part time husband. Venus/Pluto also reiterates one of the oldest known myths of INANNA going into the Underworld/Hades.

VENUS is also LILITH the much-maligned first woman in the Old testament. Women need to embrace the death-bringing aspect of power in their relationships. I don’t mean murder but knowing when to say no when to stop feeding into giving one’s power away when to stop feeding the narcissistic, toxic monsters in the culture and corporate world and governments who are feasting on your emotions sexual and loving energy and body.

This is a very intense SCORPIONIC stationary point. Venus PLUTO conjunct is like a dark passionate murder mystery crime, a corporate financial steal, a breakdown of corporate control and values, control of women’s bodies- Capricorn by the Patriarchy- Roe versus Wade is on the chopping block. This is intense women need to reclaim their power their bodies their financial control from outside authorities.

I just realized the similarity between Polutting and P{o}luto. Venus Retrograde in Capricorn with Pluto is about communing with the ancestors, with their bones and wisdom.

Control of life and death by Plutocrats and government is what Venus Retro with Pluto in Capricorn is all about. The Handmaiden’s Tale comes to mind.

Beauty and the Beast if you see death that way is a literal translation.

Venus and Pluto conjunct as Venus Turns retrograde in Capricorn which is old age. Poem by Kahlil Gibran https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-beauty-of-death-xiv/

PLUTO was the ancient God of Wealth as well as Death. The Billionaires and their shady secret dealings will be outted. Governments are attempting to extract more tax from the wealthy. NOTE ELON MUSK in the news regarding this he will pay $11 Billion in Taxes this year

We need to review our feelings about Death, The culture is terrified of it and we need to be letting go of the ego identities based on power and material greed, and material wealth. We all must die someday but the fear of death is merely an imbalanced and unspiritual view of life. PLUTO cuts off and is the holder of great soul secrets about the nature of death and the afterlife, Now would be a great time to explore these mysteries. Death is not the end of life but merely the continuum into another state of consciousness.

Pluto is the great destroyer and transformer of all things. Pluto’s Conjunction with Venus as she turns stationary to Retrograde carries a heavy mark, Pluto is sure to test and destroy many long-lasting committed relationships -that Capricorn traditional thing soul purpose.

Expect Great emotional upheavals and deep dark shadow plays which will make or break all relationships. Powerful transformations and empowerment or enslavement of women, and the dark sexual underside- the Ghislaine Maxwell trial is the perfect example of Venus/Pluto in Capricorn energy on the world’s stage. Who will win? Maxwell and the corporate Plutocrats she and I believe still living Jeffrey Epstein was associated with like Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, Bill Gates, you’ve seen that list? or the underdog abused women?

Our values, finances, careers, wealth, death, long term plans and goals, shadows, our own unintegrated emotionally unlived feelings and traumas acts of ruthlessness, control, secrets, inheritances and the Plutocracy/ the banks, the .0001% are either going to totally take control over everyone or be destroyed as Pluto’s forces of invisibility and death do on the personal level.

Venus Retrograde here is about dealing with body images and the sexualization of women’s bodies. There could be popular grassroots work done to control the sexualization and fetishization of women’s bodies. Women need to take back their power.

on the mundane level for the 42 days

DO NOT CUT YOUR HAIR, GET SURGERY, PLASTIC SURGERY, OR TATOOS. Removing a Tatoo would be appropriate.

WEAR BLACK FOR 42 DAYS or earthy brown or beige colors.

Re-doing your beauty regimen, restyling, renovating your home or home office are all good while Venus is Retrograde although you may change your mind by March so nothing too drastic or permanent.

Venus is the EMPRESS #3 in the TAROT and PLUTO is SCORPIO #13 the Death Card

After the last of three conjunctions on March 3. Venus and her lover Mars both enter Aquarius and unite at 0 degrees the same degree as the famous JUPITER SATURN conjunction of December 21, 2020.

For those with Planets, or placements at 0 degrees Aquarius + or minus 5 degrees {25 Capricorn- 5+ Aquarius} the hard testing and letting go of old values, love and money will be worth it if you stay inventive, pioneering, and take a detached higher consciousness approach.

Venus is named after the Greek Goddess of women, love, the arts, relationships, sex, luxury and harmony. Venus was traditionally the Goddess of LOVE and WAR, JUSTICE as ruler of LIBRA and the ARTS ruler of TAURUS. She had been associated with peace, love, counselling, and the Inner Feminine Divine Feminine energies.

VENUS Retrograde with PLUTO is for women to remember the POWER OF THE GODDESS, THE DIVINE MOTHER, call her Mary, Mary Magdalene, Isis, Kali she has thousands of names worldwide. Remembers when the GODDESS was the one source the birth giver, the natural one to worship along with Our Mother The Earth. Have you ever seen a young baby nursing at its mothers’ breast gaze into its mom’s face? That is a human witnessing the Goddess. Every human who has ever lived has experienced the Goddess! She is known as VENUS. Issues about earth resources and her beauty and caring for her above big business will be strengthened. Love versus POWER is what this is all about.

Venus-Pluto brings up love and worshipping fascists, dictators, strong people who have power. It brings up heavy obsessions about love, controlling others, needing to be right and in control.

Venus Retrograde may make us regret past relationships, the once that got away, but we need to empower ourselves to what the soul purpose was for that relationship. Yes you will hear from old lovers, ex’s and women friends and business colleagues again.

Venus Retro with Pluto requires tearing down the old, renovating and recycling relationships and knowing what resources of love and power are for you.

SEXUAL ENERGY

This is intensely sexual energy, don’t be surprised to have strong hate/love feelings come up. Repressed desires demand to be expressed. Anger or rage and frustration may come out as dominance. You may be tempted to manipulate others with sex or try to manifest stuff with masturbation but that is misuse of sacred sex.

WOMEN need to mindfull that these energies brings out raw lust rapist tendencies and possession of women’s bodies. There may be massive shootings or killings of women by CHADS

It’s a great time for deep intense body work and therapeutic soul-making in the valley of death and shadows. It would be a good time to write and explore all these taboo feelings and subjects.

This transit will help us uproot at the deepest muddiest levels what went wrong and right in past relationships. Dive deep and be fearless in facing your own shadows the parts that you didn’t want to take ownership if before, Capricorn is all about maturity responsibility. Pluto wants you to follow your truest most soulful wealth and desires and love yourself enough to simply do that. It’s almost like a life review.

This transit can take us and lovers to the deepest levels of intimacy not only sexual but naked soul to soul connections. Can we be lovable when we are in our darkest wildest most split off aspects? Can we trust another will love these ugly unacceptable parts of us?If we ask these questions we find out the diamond encrusted heart truths or the shit and refuse as Pluto rules both. We need to love it all ours and our partners and friends and see that we all have these shadow aspects. They are only dangerous when unconscious and suppressed then they run us and we project out our need to feel in control onto the government and give our power away.

Do the deep dark nitty gritty work now. The forces are with us. Note the US 1st Pluto return occurs while Venus is in Capricorn. There will be major upheavals.There are only two emotions LOVE or FEAR and LOVE VERSUS POWER or FORCE CHOOSE WISELY.

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Saturnalia Celebration, December 17-24, freedom from slavery

Minerva and Saturn protect Art and Science of envy and falsehood 1644

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Saturnalia Celebration is here, an occasion of wild revelry. Celebrate the Lord of the Rings.

Happy Saturnalia! The ancient Roman festival was celebrated on December 17-24.

The best part of the Saturnalia (for slaves) was the temporary reversal of roles. Masters served meals to their slaves who were permitted the unaccustomed luxuries of leisure and gambling. Clothing was relaxed and included the peaked woollen cap that symbolized the freed slave, which looks an awful lot like you know who’s peaked red hat . A member of the familia (family plus slaves) was appointed,” Lord of Misrule”.

Men were allowed to express their homosexual feelings in public. There was a huge element of satire and FOOL-ery, or scapegoating a term which relates to the sign of Capricorn which is the sign that the SOL or SUN enters on the Solstice.

The Roman poet Catullus said it was “the best of days.” there was gift-giving, constant partying, and wax or pottery figures called sigillaria were made.

During Saturnalia the people wore a special cap called a pileus-like a pileated woodpecker’s crest, made from felt which signified a freed Slave. It was also a bronze military helmet in the 5th Century BC. A similar one is used today in Albania and Kosovo.

 SATURNALIA, an Ancient Roman Festival, was originally celebrated on Dec 17 but in spite of opposition became so popular it ran till Dec 24.The Saturnalia was originally celebrated in Ancient Rome for only a day, but it was so popular it soon it lasted a week, despite Augustus’ efforts to reduce it to three days, and Caligula’s, to five. Like our Christmas, this important holy day was for more than fun and games. The Saturnalia was a time to honor the god of sowing and reaping, Saturn. But like our Christmas, it was also a festival day on which a public banquet was prepared.  A statue of Saturn Lord of Time/ was usually bound in Rope but at his feast, the statue was unbound.

Saturnalia Was the Best Part of the Roman Year

The poet Catullus describes Saturnalia as the best of days. It was a time of celebration, visits to friends, and gift-giving, particularly of wax candles (cerei), and earthenware figurines (Sigillaria). The Romans had a story that an old prophecy btold the earliest inhabitants of Latium -a place in ancient Italy to send heads to Hades and phota to Saturn. The ancient Latins interpreted this to mean human sacrifices, but, according to legend, Hercules advised using lights (phos means “light” or “man” according to accent) and not human heads. Taking the holiday out of a gristley head hunting Saturnine influence to one of celebrating the return of the Light.

Macrobius, in his Saturnalia, creates an imaginary symposium among pagan intellectuals in which he offers an explanation for the varying length of the holiday. Originally, it was celebrated on only one day, the fourteenth before the Kalends of January. With the reform of the Julian calendar,  two days were added to December, and the Saturnalia was celebrated sixteen days before the Kalends (December 17), “with the result that, since the exact day was not commonly known—some observing the addition which Caesar had made to the calendar and others following the old usage—the festival came to be regarded as lasting for more days than one.

The original day now was given over to the Opalia, honouring Ops, who personified abundance and the fruits of the earth, and was the consort of Saturn. As the two deities represented the produce of the fields and orchards, so they also were thought to represent heaven and earth. It was for this reason, says Macrobius (I.10.20), that the two festivals were celebrated at the same time, the worshipers of Ops always sitting in prayer so that they touched the earth, mother of all. I was struck by the etymological simile of Opalia, Goddess of abundance and Oprah’s name. Name destiny is a very important signifier for me.

The Saturnalia had a direct influence on the celebrations of Christmas and the New Year. The fact that Christmas was celebrated on the birthday of the unconquered sun (dies solis invicti nati) gave the season a solar background, connected with the kalends of January 1, the Roman New Year when houses were decorated with greenery and lights, and presents were given to children and the poor.

Saturn’s metal is lead and its color is black. Black is the absence of light. The rays emitted by Saturn are of a violet color. Black is a calming color for agitated persons and is also known for its protective properties.

Saturn represents the forces of limitations and restrictions both in time and space providing the structure without which existence would dissolve into chaos. Saturn rules the bones and especially the knees- to which Capricorn’s are prone to have trouble with.

Saturn/Satan became equated with the Devil in latter Christian mythology. Two of the most foul-smelling herbs, asafoetida and valerian, have been used for millennia in rites of banishment and exorcism and are powerful antispasmodics, acting to limit and sedate potentially damaging overflows of energy in medicines. Other Saturnine herbs are patchouli, cypress, and the yew tree.

Other herbs of Saturn: rosemary, dill and St. John’s wort are also antispasmodics, working principally on the nervous and digestive systems. 

Solomon’s Seal and Hyssop bear fruit of an indigo color of Saturn and the flowers of garlic are sterile. Garlic is a great limiter in terms of internal infection as well as eliminating worms.  garlic is widely credited as a preventative against a variety of diseases including Bubonic Plague. It regularizes the liver and gall bladder while Rosemary stimulates bile production and has a limiting effect on the circulatory system, lowering blood pressure and combating arteriosclerosis. It seems obvious that the Saturnian medical principles of essential healing agents are at times difficult to swallow.

Saturn is called SATI in Sanskrit the root word of our English.

Remember how ancient Christmas celebrations are always based on the SUN and the SOLSTICE primarily. The Christians had to overlay the new Kid on the block Jesus’ story on the ancient celebration or it wouldn’t fly.

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Mars conjunct South Node

The moon’s South Node is a karmic fated release point. Presently at 0 degrees, the moon’s starting point

As Mars the warrior planet meets the Sagittarius south node, philosophical maters, judges and legal issues, actions, passions, defences, desires, impulses, and initiations go by the wayside.

Release old understanding, history and stories to make way for the new.

Mars is facing the brave North Node at 0 Gemini moving towards it which is about to enter Taurus.

Be brave as the North Node moves to sensual, practical, stubborn, money, finances, beauty and solid things. Run with the bulls but don’t take any bullshit.

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