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The Diary of a Pro Astrologer, Tarot Reader, Numerologist, Psychic, Commentator, Social Worker, Mental and Emotional Athlete, People Mechanic, Biking Babe, Occultist, Artist, Meist, & YOUR Wisdom Guide.

Virgo: Coin Sorter Machine

Finally got a coin sorter tonight. The Virgo stellium in me is delighted! This is a great mind numbing (relaxation) activity for Virgo types.

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Just a meta note. I have a lot of posts …

Just a meta note. I have a lot of posts and tweets pre-scheduled. I may not be around when you see one of them!

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Becoming an Astrologer or Tarot Reader

It’s not easy for everyone to learn and translate a foreign language. It takes a certain kind of person to absorb and assimilate the information into something that is understood by others. Being an astrologer or tarot reader uses a variety of skills such as story-telling, consultation, and giving advice (even if that’s just to you).  A knack with seeing patterns and combining is also helpful.

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Be the Star That You Are

Be the Star That You Are

Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to manifest the glory of God within us. It is not just in some; it is in everyone. And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

–Nelson Mandela, 1994 South African Presidential Inaugural Speech, quoting spiritual leader Marianne Williamson of the Church of Today in Detroit.

 

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Transits: Scorpio Moon

Ah yes, it’s that Scorpio Moon time again. (Transits in the sky). No wonder I’m chatting about Plutonian themes!

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Pluto: Transform or Be Destroyed

As a kid, I loved the movie Transformers. I imagine it was in preparation for what I would endure as an adult!

Pluto is totally kicking my arse again and is inflicting wounds upon me like a biatch. Gonna have to put a fast healing bandage on this one!

Mantra: Transform or Be Destroyed! Grrrr… Okay, okay, I’ll take transform, Transform!

Mantra#2: I have zero control.  Be. Accept. Feel. But know that I have no control whatsoever. Give in to the pain or the pain will do me in.

Gah, maybe this is why I loved Yoda so much too. May the force be with me rather than against me! And who said television isn’t good for kids!

 

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Astrology: How To Get Rid of Bad Natal Aspects

How to get rid of bad natal aspects? Synastry is one answer.

Sometimes we meet another and we find the same negative aspect in synastry. This generally means we haven’t worked out that issue yet and this person is here, as our soulmate, to hammer it out.

But lets say you’re tired of going down the ‘soul-mate’ road and you just want to have a joy ride… then not having your nasty bits duplicated in synastry, will help you feel more joy.

Awesome synastry can cancel out your natal problems. In this case, you’ll want to know what you don’t want duplicated and set about not attracting your kind of person.

Do keep in mind that you’ll want to learn from the relationship, should it ever end, so that you can be healed by it rather than using it as a crutch!

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Human Nature: Should have’s and could have’s

Never beat yourself up for would-have, could-have. I have had the opportunity to go down different paths with the same pattern, people and the end result is always the same. We’re all on auto-pilot. Destiny awaits us.  Better to focus on what we are here to accomplish within rather than what we want to change without.

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Where Are You Mean? Where’s Your Capricorn?

Where Are You Mean? Where’s Your Capricorn?

Capricorn, ruled by Saturn, can be a mean old man.  Where’s your Capricorn and what does it say about how and why you can be mean? I have Capricorn rising.  I can look mean but deep down, I’m not (Opposite Theory! Cancer on the DC!).  I can, however, be mean like a gnarly dog, guarding his masters (The Sun & Moon and the other inner bits).

My Capricorn meanness acts as protector.

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The Second House (2nd House): Prostitution, Sex, Money, Self-Worth, etc.

Just had a chat with one of our ‘event readers’. We were talking about self-worth and money. I was talking about how a lot of organizers don’t value our service (because readers, worldwide don’t) and it’s difficult to go over this year after year as to why our service is valuable and why we are worth our professional fee.

Anyway, that snapped me over to the 2nd house. A house that relates to money we earn, beauty, value, sensuality, etc.

The house of Taurus places value on things and that’s why our self-esteem gets affected and ties in with 2nd house issues: Being highly valued, increases our self-esteem.

The 2nd house is also where we find our personal security. Again, it’s often through money, sex, and beauty that we possess. When we don’t have these things, we are likely not to feel secure in our world.

With Taurus on its cusp, and being ruled by Venus — the prostitute archetype came to mind. And many of us have heard quips about ‘prostituting’ ourselves or selling our soul for work, to get accepted as being worthy.

The reader and I talked about how money is often the ‘value’ exchange in today’s world but anything can be exchanged to earn our keep: sex, love, beauty, etc.

When organizers ask us to work for free, readers ought to ask for a ‘tax receipt’ or something else that acknowledges the readers value and that is also something the organizer values. Without it, the organizer can and will not value the reader.

But if the organizer acknowledges the reader’s worth through something they do not value themselves, the energy exchange is null and void. There must be the Libran (Venus) win-win for the 2nd house to be balanced karmically.

If a community or organization has already done something for a reader, telling them how much the service is worth lets them know what you have essentially, paid back.

A debt repaid, and giving back to one’s community, etc. increases self-worth and personal security. Let us not suggest this behaviour is only altruistic and sacrificial (6-12th axis) because it often isn’t. And if it is, there’s a hefty price that you pay.

Which got me thinking… I often say that tarot is 12th house, Neptunian material and this also collaborates my story in how difficult it is to get organizers (for parties) to regard our work when so many tarot readers are making a ‘sacrifice’ in devaluing their work by giving it away for free (ie not asking for tax receipts, etc.) — essentially, telling organizers that we need to pay and serve ‘them’!

Perhaps many tarot readers are paying back a karmic debt in this lifetime but that’s not my path nor the path of the readers who work with us! Ours is to gain self-respect, self-worth, and value!

I have an intercepted Pisces-Virgo 2nd house which is likely to account for why the oft traditional ‘sacrifice’ is being intercepted and has been replaced by a revolutionary spirit in this matter, having Aquarius (Uranus) on the 2nd house cusp.  My North Node Pisces resides inside the 2nd!

What do you have and what does that mean to you? What makes you feel valued and valuable?

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