satori and I. We’re still talkin’. Well, mostly me. But this is my bent, circa 2007.
“So as far as I am concerned the gal in Leonard Cohen’s poem… well, he wrote her down, exactly which I think is nervy. Think about it. They run into each other – these ex-lovers. And she tells him his eyes are dead. What happened to you, Lover?” I smirked. “Like he’s broken or something. What the hell kind of thing is that to say? Who would to say something like that? It’s awful. It’s awful and it’s arrogant. Isn’t that how it sounds to you? Doesn’t that sound arrogant? You know? Uppity? Pretentious? Oh, your eyes are dead.”
Alison writes on the Pluto Uranus conjunction blog
In the sixties we did see new ways of being; the pill gave sexual liberation, revolutionary art, poetry, music and fashion. However, having observed my fellow peers with Uranus conjunct Pluto in Virgo there is a deep conservatism in this bunch. Like the Virgo is private and this group can keep their radicalness private and not on display. Some friends (of this group) have very mainstream, suburban, straight lives on the surface – but dig a little deeper and there will be an (one ?) aspect of their lives that is very naughty, risque and/or potentially criminal, experimental, creative. Many choose safe lives on the surface whilst being underground mavericks. Would love to hear more from Elsa with her knowledge an experiences with this curious lot.
Art, Astrology, and the Uranus Transit Through Pisces: Leonard Cohen and the Pluto Uranus Conjunction of the 60′s Generation
Ask the Collective…
In search of something else, I came across this series of posts from March, 2007. I am pulling them up now because my husband is home for the next few days. We have an interesting weekend planned that will distract me from the blog so I thought I’d re-run something meaty.
My friend, satori is a Pisces born in the 60′a with the Pluto Uranus conjunction in Virgo opposing her Sun. With Uranus transiting Pisces, I have been witnessing her liberation and kickin’ it up a gear whenever I think I can.
Astrology in real life
Are you one of those people that other people confide in? I am. I can be in the produce department of a grocery store and have a stranger tell me their deepest and darkest. I have no feeling about this other than I think I am well suited. I was standing behind a bar hearing tales of woe from the time I was 15 years old so what does that tell you? But here’s the phenomena I wanted to discuss:
Continue reading Compassion And Confiding In Strangers: “The Sisters Of Mercy, I Hope You Run Into Them Soon…”
Speaking of the secret lives of Virgo, disgraced politician, Mark Foley is a Virgo.
So is Michael Jackson.
So is the very clean Hugh Grant… who was caught cheating on his model girlfriend with a whore, Divine Brown. Whoops!
How are these for examples of secret lives?
And don’t go jumping on this because there are other, classier examples. For example, Virgo, Sophia Loren. Years ago when a reporter yelled at her, “Hey Sophia! What are you doing with that old man?” (Carlo Ponti)
“None of your business!” she yelled back.
Continue reading The Secret Lives Of Virgo: They All Have Them! Appealing or Otherwise
Leonard Cohen Redux – Astrology, Storytelling, Dance, Movie-making, the Dissecting Art: Virgo / Pisces Polarity
Commenting on the comments…
Silverfoot left this great comment on the blog about the film, “Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen” : “…watched it in Documentary film class last year. and I am a big Cohen fan, but even taking my bias into account, that film is brilliant. So much of it is set up in a kind of candid camera style, like the cameraman is just recording the events as they happen, but then they let Cohen subvert that, and reveal the constructed nature of documentary film.
So for me, it was the “CAVEAT EMPTOR” bit that really grabbed me. His need to be a double agent working for the audience, to show them the film is not entirely ‘devoid of the con.’ There’s something vaguely Virgo/Neptune going on there…needing to be upfront with the ‘truth,’ but doing it stylishly.”
Silverfoot, my sister is a Pisces and a dancer / choreographer. And she explained once how difficult and frustrating it was to work so hard to make something magic (a dance) only to have Virgo come along and point the strings that hold up the puppets.
“I saw a wire in Act 2,” says Virgo. “That’s how they did that.”
And the whole illusion Pisces has worked so hard to create is now kaput! “It’s ruined by the Virgo,” she said. And I have experienced the same thing with my storytelling. Continue reading Leonard Cohen Redux – Astrology, Storytelling, Dance, Movie-making, the Dissecting Art: Virgo / Pisces Polarity
Outtakes and Various Other Sundries…
Last night I watched “Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen” filmed in 1965 and I enjoyed on many levels. I have to say I really like watching this stuff filmed when Pluto and Uranus were conjunct because it’s imbued with this powerful energy.
The movie is documentary… the camera follows Cohen around as he meets, greets, sleeps, walks, ponders and bathes. It’s well worth a look for the poetry and for the retro fashion, but I was especially struck by the ending.
Cohen is a Virgo with Pisces Moon. He has Venus in Virgo conjunct Neptune at the same degree so there is another Virgo/Pisces exchange. And after the movie ends, there’s an addendum that has Cohen analyzing himself on film.
It’s very Virgoan but what killed me is he was remarking on how remarkable it was to see himself sleeping. The thing is, he’s not really sleeping in the movie. He’s only pretending (Neptune) to be asleep. And you see him stare at his “faking being asleep” self and you can see him thinking before he concludes this is an even better privilege. “Everyone wants to know what they look like when they are pretending, right?”
I had to laugh. Maybe this is what all those porn stars are up too, eh?
Would you be curious to see yourself pretending?
skip to Leonard Cohen Redux…
Well I just finished that transit and have about 400 stories, and here’s one of them:
Back when I was a kid, (15) I was homeless. I got off the street by becoming a live-in housekeeper. I will have to leave a lot out to keep this blog size, but long story short I was very lonely, especially in the evenings.
But I had pal – a running buddy and she got me a record player and I had a few albums. I had Bob Dylan’s, Planet Waves, which is a very lovesick album, and two Leonard Cohen albums.
Now if you know Cohen, then you know he is way too advanced for a 15 year old, however I got lost in his music anyway. And of course his chart aspects mine very tremendously as you may imagine. But anyway, I would lie in this bed in this stranger’s house…who scared the hell out of me and listen to this music in dark, fantasizing.
Now Cohen is pretty morose but an incredible poet and good looking. My type, that is. I have a thing for Jewish musicians…and I am about three months away from meeting Scott here by the way, who is â€š
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