“Lust is what keeps you wanting to do it even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you want to be with each other even when you have no desire to do it.”
The meaning of Venus was recently brought up on the boards. It can be daunting to distinguish the line between the attributes of Venus versus those of the Moon. I see it as the difference between esthetics and emotion. Venus is what we like. The Moon is what we need, what we feel. Venus is attraction what we are esthetically drawn to, while the Moon is the embodiment of our emotional needs.
Continue reading Differences Between Venus And The Moon
This is from 2006. I thought of it because of a conversation on the boards about this old man. This is a true story of course. I wrote this when Pluto was transiting my Moon. For newcomers, I met, Scott when I was 15. We dated on and off for 17 years. Then we had a huge falling out that lasted about 12 years, before he surfaced on my blog and started writing there of all things. You can read his writing here: For Whom Should I Display My Soul? Here’s the bit, which I wrote while in Tucson, springing it on the blog who did not know I was out of town:
“Astrology is a language. If you understand this language, the sky speaks to you.”
When I started studying astrology I began, as most do, by reading “cookbook” descriptions of the expression of planets in signs, Moon In Capricorn, Mars in Scorpio, and so on. Early on I realized that none of these explanations was a complete reflection of my own experience. I then investigated what is the function of each planet, without regard to its placement. Learning astrology is like learning a new language. You can communicate by learning key phrases, “donde esta el bano?” but true understanding emerges when you begin to grasp the specificity of each individual word and its meaning, conjugation, and syntax.
Continue reading Integrating The Astrology Cookbook: The Moon Needs…
“What does not satisfy when we find it, was not the thing we were desiring.”
If I were to have to pick the most potent part of synastry, chart comparison, in evaluating relationships it would definitely be the Moon. The Moon by sign, element and aspect illustrates what feeds us, what satisfies. Each Moon signature provides a manual for the care and feeding of that individual. The Moon does not necessarily relate to what you think you want, but it will tell you what you need.
Continue reading Synastry: Relationships And The Moon by Satori
“My mother loved children. She would have given anything if I had been one.”
The Moon in the natal chart signifies our emotional body, the way we relate emotionally. It is personified by its sign, house placement and aspects. These are all reflected in our emotional nature. The Moon is the archetypal mother figure. For most of us our first emotional relationship was with our mother or whoever filled that role for us. The condition of the Moon reflects our emotional experience of the mother and colors how we approach relationship in general. We are deeply affected by how “successful” we felt in that first relationship. Each individual Moon processes input differently as the nature varies from sign to sign. What works for one Moon does not necessarily work so well for another. How we integrate the feelings about our relationship to our primary parent has a great impact on our feeling of competency in relationship in general.
Continue reading Mother And Child: The Moon
“The Moon’s the North Wind’s cooky. He bites it, day by day, until there’s but a rim of scraps that crumble all away.”
The Moon is needs and feelings, what is emotionally attractive and what we attract. It is what satisfies. It is also cravings. Transits to other planets can create feelings in us because everything that impacts our lives will get picked up in our emotional body. However, if you find yourself thinking, “I feeeeeeeel… I neeeeeeed… I waaaaaant…” it is usually connected to something hitting the Moon. Something is hitting your Moon by transit in some way most of the time. It’s nice to be able to look at the transiting planets and figure out whether it’s a passing fancy or something you need to take more time addressing.
Continue reading Transits In Aspect: The Moon, “I NEEEED!”
Capitalism, Competition, Tolerance Of Violence, etc and All In The Blood
It could be argued I have more nerve then sense. Most of what I want to talk about is risky if not completely taboo but I don’t know what to do about this because like, Jessica Rabbit, I am drawn this way.
Most who read here know that I am very interested in what is deeply rooted, or in the blood. When you’re talking about blood, you are talking about race which is of course a hot, HOT topic. We’re supposed to pretend there is no variance between the races even though evidence to the contrary is in my face every day.
A friend’s mother stopped in at her job. After she left, a young girl she works with asked, “Is that your Mom?” She had a lilt in her voice.
“Yes,” my friend answered. ‘That’s my Mom.”
“She seems sweet,” the girl chirped.
“Well she’s not. Be careful. I love her, she’s my mom but she is definitely not sweet…”
What is your mother, not? And where is your Moon, and how is it aspected?
In Review – Brush Up on Your Skills.
Satori and I are starting another class in the Colosseum. That’s the private message board that we use for workshops, special events and such.
This one is going to be a 3 month extravaganza of chart reading as each chart is treated as a performance piece with the owner as the star. Chart submission is voluntary but totally worth it.
You not only get a reading from one of us, but the chart will be open to members of the class for comments. In the end you get a full spectrum of readings from multiple perspectives. Plus you get to give your opinions of other charts in the class as well.
Heads Up from Elsa P!
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