Happy Almost Halloween!!
Happy Birthday Libra!!
This 'brr' months sees the autumn sun balancing in Libra at 1 degree, a vastly important sign in the circle of Life!!!
The wonderful thing about Libra is that Libra is a wonderful thing! The stars of Libra itself include The Price is Deficient; The Price Which Covers, A Victim Swept Away, Heaped Up High, The Redemption, and The Price of the Conflict. Libra, now called The Balance, is actually the extended claws of Scorpio, which modern eyes can reimage as a balance hanging in skies. It is a mistake however to leave off the crusher claw when considering the potential of the nature of this sign; it also has a gatherer claw. Many of the Wise can detect the image of a cross here.
In fact the sun rises against the lights of the Southern Cross in this first decanate of the sign of the Latter Rain. This group of four stars is the most recognizable in the Southern hemisphere. The individual names for the stars include The Cut Off, The Finished, The Boundary, and The Limit. Those people and relationships born under these stars are sensitive, generous, perceptive, artistically well balanced, and capable of taking a dispassionate view of life. The wise and prudent will consider her actions and issues through this lens. The daily lights, calculated from real time at sunrise on the Pacific coast, for Friday 20 October 2017.
The moon balances in Libra till Saturday night. With both lights in Libra we are painstakingly fair and balanced, to the point of being unable to decide. We definitely do not want to be alone, yet this is one of the best transits for study of words, the law, and mathematics. Not the time for taking sides! Special care must be taken of the lower back and kidneys now, as this is at it's most vulnerable at this transit. Recall, 'touch not with iron those parts of the body resided by the moon.' You won't die if you have a kidney stone now, but you won't heal as rapidly and recover as fully, either.
We talk, hear, listen, gab, gossip, give voice so much today! A day of words from the first ray of dawn, at 4 23 AM Pacific, 7 23 AM eastern time. Best of all we learn a great deal of good information, mostly supportive, all of it concrete!
A bit of reflection at 5 14 PM Pacific, 8 14 PM eastern, will give us even deeper understanding and a powerful base for extrapolation!
A great day!!
The weekend brings cool weather, warm hearts!
As Christian knights on quest for the True Cross, the Great Work, or the Holy Grail, we follow of the example of the Libra knight in always being fair in our judgments. The Christian Libra knight is out traversing the worlds, rescuing, slaying monsters, banishing evildoers, and salvaging treasures. Libra has a knack for putting everything and everybody in the best position and frame of mind, and arranging things smoothly. The Libran is called The Harmonizer. Libra is nice to everyone they meet, yet have their own unique appeal. It is a noted fact that they can't make up their mind!!! Creative, energetic, and very social Libra hates to be alone. Their very atmosphere is peaceful and generous. As a rule loving and flirtatious, they also rejoice in good looks. Libra give in too easily, procrastinates, and must guard against an obvious, transparent gullibility.
Libra, the balancer, has the green energy of the Heart Chakra and harmony naturally radiating in the auric fields. Those born under this sign are known to be peacemakers. Green people are those you can go to when you have a problem as they are the most compassionate of all the astrological signs.
Green is the energy of love and emotions, but of all the colors, has the most trouble saying no. Librans and those with a strong point in Libra need to build up their confidence. We can scent our surroundings with oils which correlate to green, including eucalyptus, pine and cedar wood. Herbs include sage and hyssop and maybe a cup of green tea. Green foods are plentiful with beans, lettuce, peas, cucumber, avocado. A walk in nature is not only grounding but feeds the body with lots of green energy. Take a bath in green light, or with green bath oil, to ease tired bones or stiff muscles and pray, wear, and carry green gemstones, such as aventurine, emerald, malachite or jade.
Mercury balances in Libra, and our thoughts attain a studied elegance.
The phantom moon Vulcan sloops through Libra, taking on the niceties of life by storm.
Venus, the charmer of the heavens, is silver and blue in virginal Virgo and we may begin our fall planting to some purpose!
Mighty Mars slides through the cool star fields of Virgo.
Mighty, benevolent Jupiter, now in Libra, enhances and expands all that is elegant, refined, sweetly harmonious and charming. What a year we have ahead!
Saturn, the karmic planet, in the karmic sign of Scorpio, is giving us some breathing space. His hidden gifts include the allowance of time to think before facing our most stubborn and iron obstacles. Stalwart Saturn, at his best, can steady all the wild sky horses with sober calm, turning their tricks into reigns to guide our own inner drives with a more mature hand. Now is the time to pay attention to the eldest, wisest, and most noble of our friends and family with real regard for what they think, not just about us but about how things are shaping up in general.
Saturn will reached the karmic 29th degree again on October 25th. What we don't make up for this summer, we find waiting for us in late fall. On the 5th of November Saturn will teeter at 0 degrees Sagittarius, till the 15th, giving us plenty of time to discover the Truth and the truth, which will out, no matter what is shading it.
Uranus, the cosmic hand grenade, is exploding through Aries the Spring Lamb in soccer style, backwards. Sports, military maneuvers, policing issues and leadership opportunities seem to materialize out of the air, and demand immediate action. Let's be ready to think on our feet, Star Travelers! This can be a fun time full of exploration, innovation, experimentation.
Neptune retrograde in Aquarius, the sign of ideas, brotherhood, idealism, and innovation, brings us most of our ideas from the future itself. We know this intuitively as we know what is about to happen, and bingo! it comes to pass! This will continue as a trend till late November. Make wise use of this, a precious gift, Star Travelers!
Pluto, the fateful, fitful energy orb which can open our eyes to what is really there in front of us cruises in the sign of true blue Sagittarius. Our core beliefs about religion, the law, The Law, education, and foreign affairs will be challenged, turned upside down and inside out, and we are wise to move through slowly to examine our own innards to see what is really going on there. Sagittarius is the great Truth Seeker. Let's not disappoint Him! With courage, dignity, and grace, we can refine and now redefine who and what we are, in our inner reality. As Pluto next visits the sign of government, dads everywhere, the corporate culture, we can emerge much more sure of ourselves and our beliefs and principles by engaging with Fate now!
There are only two planets retrograde right now, plus the planette Chiron. Nebulous Neptune is wayward in the sign of Brotherhood and Ka-Boom Uranus in All Ahead Full Aries. We note our dreams make no sense, even to us, while our impulse to forge ahead is cut short, falling to the ground before us. Retrogrades are meant to give us time to mull over, plan, think ahead and think again. If we were fortunate enough to be born during a retrograde phase of any orb, we are in touch with the future of that issue, and can be of enormous help to others who have trouble navigating!! Let's explore!!
The planette which keeps watch on the home fires, Vesta, spins through Virgo, the celestial gardener, much like Vesta herself. If she doesn't co-rule Virgo, she is at home there certainly! We may find we really enjoy our alone time now!
Our spousal planette Juno journeys through Sagittarius, making this a great time to explore our options for the single life. Juno is almost never happy when alone, or when committed. Today she may break more than one friendship with a member of the other gender, and we can head her off by staying cool!
Splashing in Pisces is the planette Chiron, our Wounded Healer, retrograde now to go back and fix what needs work on our inner emotional issues with real success when using color, theater, drama, or past life therapy.
Pallas, the planettary BFF and sister in arms, jumps the hoop in Aries backwards. This can bring back old friends, enemies, frienemeis, and more.
The planette Ceres, the cook of the solar system, rests at Home in Cancer, where she revitalizes our kitchen, redecorates, and takes home cooking to a healing level!
This marks the 11th complete lunation for this year.
Jesus' Teachings on Money
One of the most corrosive quandries we face as American Christians today is that of the, and it's erroneous teachings about money and our attitude toward capitalism. Jesus Himself was a capitalist.
The witness of His Own Words provides us with the right attitude on material possessions and our righteous atttitude toward them. Jesus taught us in story form, anecdotes, or infomercials, so that we might have an ear of understanding. These stories have more than one level on which we can access His reasoning. In these passages, Jesus didn't advocate usuery; He praised a money lender for his work nonetheless. If Jesus did not approve, He would not have liken our own best behavior to that of a good and faithful servant.
Luke 19:23 Why then didnít you put my money on deposit, so that when I came back, I could have collected it with interest?í
For the Scripture says, "You must not muzzle an ox to keep it from eating as it treads out the grain." And in another place, "Those who work deserve their pay!" I Timothy 5:17-18.
3 John 1:2 "Beloved, I wish above all things that you will prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers."
Even He, the Lord of Lords, was accompanied by a group of wealthy women who provided for Him materially. Luke 8: I-3; JohnThe emergent church and it's communist overtones chooses to ignore these passages because these words do not suit their agenda, just like the Whore of the Many Waters, who only tells part of the story.
Many godly Bible characters were wealthy.
Solomon was the wealthiest man in history; yet observe his conclusion of this matter. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
Job was the wealthiest man of his day (Job I: 3) yet when all his wealth was gone, observe his attitude. Job 1:20-22
We do not please God by being poor; our relationship with Him is the important part of life. It is not measured by either abundance or absence of material goods. Nowhere in the Bible does God or Jesus specifically condemn anyone simply for having or not having money. He always deals with their heart attitude.
Jesus Himself not only participated in festive occasions which included eating and drinking with others (Mt 9:10-11; Mk 2:15), there are times when He hosted parties. Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding in Cana, he didnít chastise the family for having an expensive feast. Nor did he say, "Just drink water and save your money for the poor."
In the parable of the prodigal son, Jesus positively described a lavish feast (Lk 15:22-
The Gospels repeatedly record Jesus giving thanks for food (i.e., Mt 14:19; 27:26-27). As the perfect Man, Jesus exemplified grateful enjoyment for Godís bountiful gifts. He demonstrated that "the religion of gratitude cannot mislead us" (Wordsworth). Genuine gratitude and enjoyment can coexist with a sacrificial, generous determination to relieve the suffering of others. (The Apostle Paul echoes this theme in 1 Cor 10:30 and 1 Tim 6:17-18).
The Bible does NOT say that money is the root of all evil, It says... "the LOVE of money is the root of all evil... " I Timothy 6:10.
Wisdom Proverbs 16:16
Matthew 6: 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
1 Timothy 5:8New International Version (NIV)
8 Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.I Timothy 5:8.
In 3 John 1:2, John, His beloved disciples, says to us Christians, "Beloved, I wish above all things that you will prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers."
A message to the emergent church from Christ Jesus: Proverbs 11: 1, "A false balance is abomination to the Lord...".Luke 19 12 27
I did warn you that things are definitely looking up!! I must remark upon the Black Swan event known as the Trump Bump, and take my hat off to a miracle!
Saturn, the planet of NO!!! teeters on the cusp of the markets sixth house of everyday every day; our daily routine and the things that give our time structure, schedules; of employees, fellow employees, those who work or serve us in some way; health, hygiene, and the way we worry about things, and best of all, small animals and pets. If we have any investment in these areas, let's take a long long long hard look at our rationale, and maybe consider a further diversification. Saturn will bounce around till the first of next year on this sensitive cusp, so we have time, the great gift of Saturn, to think, plan, proceed carefully. As Saturn in Scorpio is a hard sign to understand and navigate, we must all be sure of our own motivations/
Another of the major factors of which we must be carefully cognizant is Pluto in Sagittarius, retrograde in the sixth house of everyday every day, of employees, of open enemies. Pluto brings out our zits and boils them to a head, which is necessary for cleanliness and health, and which really hurts and looks disgusting. Sagittarius is the law and The Law, all thing foreign and foreign to us, and religion, and journeys. I think you can see what the real root of the matter is here! The election of Donald Trump, as well as the Brexit was ordained in the world, as are other Black Swan events, the lancing of long stagnant boils.
Uranus, the wildcard of the zodiac, who goes KA-BOOM! when we least expect it, is sitting at the very top of the markets chart, the House of Glory. In Aries, the electric blue orb will kick start our ambitions, our gumption and our extremes. Well it sure has!
Moving slowly in its folds of dream, Neptune in the eighth house of Aquarius is responsible for all the dire prognostications of the market crashing, burning, dying on the ice and never coming back.
Transiting Jupiter is in Libra, in the fourth house of endings, where we sense our way forward..
Mercury is in Libra in the fourth house of the underneath, and endings. May be a good time to sit out for a while.
Mars is in Virgo in the Markets third house of good advice. Let's act on what we hear.
Venus is in Virgo, in the third house of good advice and better ideas. Swift silver!!
The sun in Virgo in the fourth house of endings, mom, dad, the ground upon which we build our foundation.
The Future of A Christian Nation
Are we in fact a Christian nation, as denied by a US President? What is our destiny? Is New York City actually Babylon??
I prefer the Sibley birth chart for the United States, as opposed the more popular 2AM birth time; the Sibley chart reflects best the history and changes faced by the US through its lifetime. I also read in real time, thus am using sidereal astrology. This is the chart.
The chart reckoned by the tropical seasons is not so much different from the sidereal chart, only inasmuch as it is more detailed, and that detail is eerily accurate! Both charts indicate our national good humor and optimism, as well as our obsession with sports, especially if that sport involves horses! Sagittarius rising lets the world know that the USA is a natural cowboy, the icon that most often represents us at our best. A restless and freedom loving lot, we respect religion, education, and those who have traveled far in the world; we won't tolerate being ordered around or talked down to!
The sidereal chart shows us to have a Scorpio eagle rising, again, highly accurate for us and for our spiritual reality. The 20th degree of Scorpio fades into a Sagittarian first house, so there is little difference here, indeed, none to worry us!
With Pluto in the second house we know how to make do, make over, remake, and recycle; we are hardy pioneers who flourish despite the odds. With this placement we are a bit fixated on money, a little extravagant, and tend to make snap judgments, being quick minded and impatient. The natural nobility and promise of our Aquarian soul as represented by the moon at 5 degrees of this sign shines our from the third house of The Populace, or We The People. We desire freedom and liberty for all, whether or not they be our friends.
We love science and mathematics, big loud machines and anything shiny and fast, says our Uranus in the sixth house of Taurus; our versatility is proverbial, as is our eccentricity; we as a nation have real concern for the rest of the globe. Mars in Taurus lets everyone know we will defend what is ours. The sun in Gemini imbues us with that duality so noted by foreigners, and keen observers of American culture; we love what we love, and can put it away from us with an awful disassociation. We have the sun, Venus, and Jupiter all in a row in Gemini, in the seventh house of Others, proof that we as a nation have unexpected opportunity for exceptional service to others. Mercury in Cancer shows our patriotism, love of mom and apple pie big enough to be shared by everyone in the neighborhood, just like in Norman Rockwell's art.
Even our national reach for the medicine cabinet is here at the top of the chart with Neptune in detriment in Virgo. Strange dietary fads, our obsession with hygiene, and labor troubles emanate from here, as well as our spiritual faculties, for we are a spiritual people with visions and prophetic dreams.
Typically American, we have no planetary ruler; we are a nation of Laws, and those Laws have limits.
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