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Describing the Effects of Algol by Astrologer Michael Wolfstar

I was looking for some thoughts about “Juno Conjunct Algol” (didn’t find any) and came across this well-written article by astrologer Michael Wolfstar. He’s been able to express Algol in a way that many other astrologers have not.

Here’s an excerpt:

In traditional astrology, Algol is associated with violence, death, alcoholism, and losing one’s head, both physically and metaphorically, as in going insane. In modern times, astrologers see Algol as the carrier for the collective rage of suppressed female power. Maria Shriver announced her separation from the Governator last week, and this event helps illustrate how Algol works in practice. – Michael Wolfstar

By the way,  I believe “Algol Conjunct Juno” relates to having a partnership ended through abuse (Juno = marriage, partnership, tough love), an abusive marriage, or severe disrespect of dominant female energy in a partnership.

Michael Wolfstar can also be found at Neptune Cafe serving up some delicious mundane astrology (world news, events, celebrity readings) and teaching cosmic tidbits (such as asteroids) here and there.  I think professional and advanced astrologers can appreciate his work.

If you’re a reader who doesn’t understand the astrological lingo, consider taking my Learn  & Know Astrology sessions!

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2012, the Planetary Alignment, and The Pryamids

This link connects the planetary alignment and the pyramids in December 2012

Learn More: http://blog.world-mysteries.com/science/2012-and-the-pyramids-at-giza

Posting this doesn’t mean I believe in the article, in its entirety.  Posting this means I found the article interesting and something thought provoking.

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Art & Man, Pablo Picasso: An Astrology Celebrity Reading

Recently I visited the opening weekend (for members only) at the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario), of the Pablo Picasso exhibit.

I didn’t set out to pepper my post with Pablo Picasso quotes but somehow they’ve weaved their way into it.  During the exhibit I wrote some notes (see below) and one word I used was narcissist. If he was narcissistic, I’ve certainly played into it here.

At any rate, I was stunned at the breadth of mediums in which Pablo worked upon.  Canvas, wood, steel, bronze, photography — it was as if he worked on anything he could get his hands on — as if everything was for him to play with, create upon, mold, mix, and tamper with. He was prolific and relentless — two traits for sure success!

Before this exhibition, I had limited thoughts about Pablo Picasso. I was familiar with his Cubism but I wasn’t prepared for what else I saw.  You too may have your thoughts challenged after seeing this huge body of work.

The exhibit took me about 1.5 hours to traverse.

With Taurus Neptune, Pluto, and Jupiter in his 10th, Venus Sextile Ascendant, and Pisces on the 9th — clearly he was well suited to the sensual body arts — including painting, and working with one’s hands. And having Chiron in there says to me that he used his art as a way to heal the inner demons of his Sun and Mercury in the 4th.

For those who know how to read, I have painted my autobiography. (Pablo Picasso)

It appears that he couldn’t speak about the depths of pain he witnessed, while growing up and that shows up strongly in his Mercury aspects.

Having Aquarius on the 7th caused a love/hate relationship in his relationships.  He loved his freedom but also wanted to control his women.  Leo risings can appear innocent and playful until they feel out of control. This control also shows up in Venus Trine Pluto amd Moon Opposite Pluto.  But these placements also suggest he had willing victims or rather Plutonian women attracted to his own powerful, restrictive, manipulative, and forceful nature!

He also had Jupiter Conjunct Algol! Off with her head and would have been seen for how busted the self-esteem of the women in his life.

His Taurus stellium  gave him a tenacity to succeed in the art world.  He would not tolerate being snubbed.  Jupiter Conjunct Neptune in the 10th would assure that and if you got in his way, watch out for Plutonian bullying and Aries pushing (Mars on the 10th and in the 12th) of his artwork.

Action is the foundational key to success. (Pablo Picasso)

Notably all his 10th house planets are retrograde.  This generally shows an inward reflection and as I’ve said above, I believe he used his art as a psychological outlet for what he could not express in a spoken way.  But with retrograded planets in a public house, he may have felt too exposed at times.

Saturn in the 10th shows he was serious about his art but that he would also be somewhat delayed in his achievement and with Saturn Conjunct Neptune,  I imagine he was always fighting feeling like a fraud.  He probably found it ludicrous that so much money came his way (for what he did — experiments and playful chicken-scratching as he might have seen a lot of his work) but with Jupiter Conjunct Pluto, he was destined to make that kind of money with this art. He also may have felt that for every step forward, he had to take two steps back (in some way) though his Mars Sextile Saturn would put up with it even if others took note of his impatience to move forward quickly.

As for his wealth, as I mentioned earlier that shows up with Jupiter Taurus Conjunct Pluto in the 10th! He tapped into and expanded old money and people with deep pockets — collectors and patrons!

It’s funny, I have no desire to explain what his individual paintings, sculptures, etc. mean as I don’t think they really mean anything.  Rather, they are fierce expressions of feeling, thought, and the times — nothing more and after pouring through his quotes (after writing up my impressions) Picasso seems to agree:

Those trying to explain pictures are as a rule completely mistaken. (Pablo Picasso) and What I want is that my picture should evoke nothing but emotion. (Pablo Picasso)

While I was at the exhibit, I wrote some notes (below) and did some artwork.

And I thank Pablo with helping me create a pair of sensual lips.

Good artists borrow. Great artists steal. (Pablo Picasso)

Interestingly enough, one of my sister’s thought I had drawn one of my other sister’s and she happens to be a Taurus.  And I’ve noticed that Taurus women have unmistakeable lips! Have you noticed this too? Another interesting thing is that Pablo has a stellium in Taurus.

Some notes I made while walking around the exhibit. I wrote these notes before seeing his quotes.  I won’t get into what I think they mean but they might strike a thought for you.

  • Playing cards
  • Salome 1905
  • One missing eye (destructive)
  • Different styles, ways of expressing, shading (Uranus aspects)
  • Experimental (Uranus aspects)
  • Fast & quick (Aries)
  • Studies
  • Unfinished feel
  • Landscape with figures blended into environment
  • The Thoth Tower tarot card (Cubism, same time period!)
  • Playing with dimensions and 3D
  • Grotesque sculptures
  • Overemphasized features
  • Body parts disassembled (destruction, dissociative)
  • Power
  • Narcissism
  • Vibrant colors
  • Pop art: Portrait of Dora Maar
  • Preoccupation with Bulls & Balls (Taurus) — masculinity
  • Dr. Who’s Cybermen (Massacre in Korea)
  • Difficulty dealing with the pain of women
  • Difficulty understanding women

As usual, I’m just scratching the surface.  It’d take hours and long discussion to flush out Pablo, the man and the artist!

I was quite glad to have had the opportunity to experience Picasso, up close and personal, but I’ll be forthright in saying that I was happy when it was over.  I felt like I had got injected with a large dose of testosterone, ego tripping, and self-flagellation!

Anyway, the exhibit was superb and well-put together — it flowed nicely!

And I hope it goes without saying that an aspect doesn’t mean just one thing.  I’ve just paired the impressions of the exhibit with what he had in his chart.  I knew little about the man or his art until after doing my reading and seeing his work. And there are many ways for an aspect to manifest.

Too light of a drawing of "Head of a Woman with Hair Bun: (quick sketch of two sides)

Try your hand at being a Picasso at Mr. Picasso Head.

Astrology Matched with Pablo Picasso Quotes

If you take my sayings and explode them in the air, they remain only sayings. But if you fit them together in their correct places, you will have the whole story. (Pablo Picasso)

The same goes for astrology as well.  An aspect or signature is only part of the chart.  To know the whole story of a person or person’s, all those bits will need to be read together.  Intelligent man!

Below are some of those bits fitting with some of his bits.  Not the whole story but getting to it, nonetheless…

Sun Scorpio in the 4th: When you come right down to it, all you have is yourself. Yourself is a sun with a thousand fires in your belly. The rest is nothing. (Pablo Picasso) “For me, the picture is the sum of the destruction .  I make a painting, and then I destroy it.” (Pablo Picasso) Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. (Pablo Picasso) Painting isn’t an aesthetic operation; it’s a form of magic designed as a mediator between this strange, hostile world and us, a way of seizing the power by giving form to our terrors as well as our desires. (Pablo Picasso) No, painting is not made to decorate apartments, it’s an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy. (Pablo Picasso)

Sun Opposite Midheaven: People don’t realize what they have when they own a picture by me. Each picture is a phial with my blood. That is what has gone into it. (Pablo Picasso)

Sun Opposite Saturn: I don’t know in advance what I am going to put on canvas any more than I decide beforehand what colours I am going to use. (Pablo Picasso)

Mercury Scorpio in the 4th, Mercury Opposite Neptune, Jupiter, Pluto, Midheaven, Chiron: Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. (Pablo Picasso) I don’t say everything, but I paint everything. (Pablo Picasso) Often while reading a book one feels that the author would have preferred to paint rather than write; one can sense the pleasure he derives from describing a landscape or a person, as if he were painting what he is saying, because deep in his heart he would have preferred to use brushes and colors. (Pablo Picasso)

Neptune in the 10th, Pisces in the 8th: The people who make art their business are mostly imposters. (Pablo Picasso)

Saturn Conjunct Neptune: Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies. If he only shows in his work that he has searched, and researched, for the way to put over lies, he would never accomplish anything. (Pablo Picasso) What the artist gains in the way of liberty he loses in the way of order. (Pablo Picasso) You have to start somewhere. You can always erase reality later on. (Pablo Picasso) Everything you can imagine is real. (Pablo Picasso) Academic training in beauty is a sham. We have been so deceived, but so well deceived that we can scarcely get back even a shadow of the truth. (Pablo Picasso) Art is a lie that helps us to realize the truth. (Pablo Picasso)  We now know that Art is not the truth… but rather a way of approaching the truth. (Pablo Picasso) We all know that art is not truth. Art is the lie that makes us realize truth – at least the truth that is given us to understand. (Pablo Picasso) The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do? (Pablo Picasso)

It’s interesting that Pablo has made a lot of statements that connect to the Saturn-Neptune conjunction he has in his natal chart. It’s in the 10th house and it’s obvious he has a strong connection between reality and fantasy which essentially this aspect means.

Sun Square Ascendant: I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. (Pablo Picasso)

Sun Semi-square Uranus, Uranus in the 2nd Trine Jupiter, Neptune, and Saturn in the 10th!– By amusing myself with all these games, all this nonsense, all these picture puzzles, I became famous… I am only a public entertainer who has understood his time. – (Pablo Picasso)

Uranus Aspects: I have never made radically different experiments. Whenever I wanted to say something, I said it the way I believed I should. (Pablo Picasso) His Uranus aspects would suggest something different and I also noted his experimental nature in his art! Aha, he goes on to betray this quote:  I must keep on trying, just to keep the experiment going until I get tired of it all. Even if the last result is not necessarily the best, I stop when my interest in the problem wanes. (Pablo Picasso) –  What good are computers? They can only give you answers. (Pablo Picasso) I see for others… in order to put on canvas the sudden apparitions which come to me. (Pablo Picasso)

Uranus Leo in the 2nd: I’d like to live like a poor man with lots of money. (Pablo Picasso)

 As an Artist, Pablo reminds me to..

Paintings are but research and experiment. I never do a painting as a work of art. All of them are researches. I search constantly and there is a logical sequence in all this research. (Pablo Picasso)

To blossom forth, a work of art must ignore or rather forget all the rules. (Pablo Picasso)

The painter goes through states of fullness and evaluation. That is the whole secret of art. (Pablo Picasso)

I do not seek. I find. (Pablo Picasso)

If you’re trying to find something, it means you haven’t got it. And if you find it simply by looking for it, that means it’s false. (Pablo Picasso)

I don’t know in advance what I am going to put on canvas any more than I decide beforehand what colours I am going to use. (Pablo Picasso)

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. (Pablo Picasso)

Art is the elimination of the unnecessary. (Pablo Picasso)

If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes. (Pablo Picasso)

If I paint a wild horse, you might not see the horse, but you will surely see the wildness. (Pablo Picasso)

This is how it is for me too…

We have some similar aspects and we both have Neptune in the 10th.

You have to have an idea of what you are going to do, but it should be a vague idea. (Pablo Picasso)

I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else. (Pablo Picasso)

Unless your work gives you trouble, it is no good. (Pablo Picasso)

A picture is not thought out and settled beforehand. While it is being done it changes as one’s thoughts change. (Pablo Picasso)

One never knows what one is going to do. One starts a painting and then it becomes something quite else. It is remarkable how little the ‘willing’ of the artist intervenes. (Pablo Picasso)

I consider a work of art as a product of calculations, calculations that are frequently unknown to the author himself. (Pablo Picasso)

What I achieve the first day can be perfectly valid, but it is not satisfying. If I can go that far spontaneously, then I must shed that result as an old skin and inquire further into the unknown, or at least the not-yet-known-to-myself. (Pablo Picasso)

While I am working I am not conscious of what I am putting on the canvas. (Pablo Picasso)

 

 

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Astrology Articles To Read

I’m setting up a new blog post that’ll contain some links to articles to read and what I learned.

This will also help me stay honest as to what I learned from others.

I normally and will still record this in private notes but doing it as a blog post, for a lot of it, is much better!

I’ll keep coming back to update this with ‘read’ and ‘to read’.

To Read

Liz Greene: Transits and Progressions
Astropost: Planetary midpoint combinations, focused on Venus

Read, Take-away Notes, & Inspired Thoughts

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The Farmer’s Almanac

I ♥ the Farmer’s Almanac.

I first learned of the book when I was a teen and grew up in and lived near farm country.

I’d use it to plan my summer holidays in Toronto. I always wanted those days to be sunny and bright and the Almanac never steered me wrong! Good days!

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Free Transit Finder & Delineation

Very cool transit finder and multiple delineation of your transits in 2012: www.thefutureminders.com

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How to Interpret Your Own Eighth House

In order to help you understand the nature of your Transformation, Obstacles & Longevity karma, we will walk you through a few steps. First you will learn which Sign contains your 8th House and how that sign affects your transformations, obstacles, longevity, legacy, chronic health issues and other 8th house indicators, such as inheritance, gains through others and sexuality. Then, we will get more specific in accessing your 8th House by examining the planets placed in that house, and also where the “ruler” of your Eighth House is placed.

How to Interpret Your Own Eighth House 

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Reading Returns by Astrologer, Kim Falconer

A link on how to read returns by Astrologer, Kim Falconer.

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TimeBoxing: Virgo, Capricorn, Mars Square Saturn

Awhile ago I was having immense trouble with my Mars Square Saturn aspect and getting stuff done. I was frustrated, overwhelmed, and my work was imbalanced.

No matter what I got done, I felt it wasn’t enough and that stuff was being left out. So I decided, enough was enough, and set out to create solutions for this problem.

Recently I found out, through Leah Whitehorse, that one of the solutions actually has a name and formal process to it. It’s called Timeboxing – a time management technique, can turn a Mars-Saturn, in hard aspect, to a harmonious one.

If you or your client experiences work related frustration, delays, overwork, etc. consider mentioning Timeboxing (if you don’t already).

For myself, I rotate tasks and jobs throughout the month, and I do a variety of things throughout the day without the expectation that I will complete any of them by the end of day. Some I will and some I won’t and that’s okay because I have a “plan”. :D

Note that I have Gemini on my 6th house cusp and variety is essentially within my day-to-day tasks and how I manage my time.

Somehow I get more done, feel more accomplished and relaxed, don’t neglect one thing for another, and feel less frustrated because I’m getting somewhere — I can see the results.

Hope this helps for someone else. Cheers!

Originally published May 4, 2011

Links

  • http://sourcesofinsight.com/2009/01/15/how-to-use-timeboxing-for-getting-results
  • http://www.davecheong.com/2006/07/26/time-boxing-is-an-effective-getting-things-done-strategy/
  • http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jmeier/archive/2007/10/21/how-to-use-time-boxing-for-getting-results.aspx
  • http://www.43folders.com/2005/10/11/procrastination-hack-1025
  • http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2004/10/timeboxing/

Thanks Nancy Schorr

  • http://litemind.com/time-boxing/
  • http://www.43folders.com/2005/10/11/procrastination-hack-1025
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Astrology: About Interceptions

Interceptions: “I have never yet had a client with an interception who wasn’t mastering their karmic failure and giving the gift indicated by the interception.” Aquarian Essence

“…The intercepted house polarity is the part of consciousness that the native feels like a complete failure about, when it is in fact the part of themselves that is developing the most.” Barbara Hand Clow

My rising sign is Capricorn. Pisces and Virgo are intercepted. I have no planets, signs, asteroids, or points in Aquarius except the part of fortune. My North Node in Pisces, 2nd house. Aquarius is on my 2nd house cusp.  I have Moon, Mercury, Venus, Pluto, SN Virgo in the 8th house. I have double “Gemini/Sagittarius: Reason vs. Revelation” Mary Devlin.

“The lack of balance may be within the person’s own development or is suited to assist other’s with balancing this axis. ” Aquarian Essence

My biggest strength is deep communication (discovering), and it’s also my failure. But I feel compelled to teach others how to speak with authority, clarity, and bravery to themselves and to others (Mars on the 3rd house cusp, Chiron Aries). I don’t always do such a good job at that.

“The most important thing for a person with an interception to know is that there is no need for feeling like a failure or feeling guilty, which is often the case.” Aquarian Essence

Oh, ha, they’re good!!

Aquarian Essense says there’s a lack of communication and education that is projected on my love axis. That makes sense. Often there has been strain in regards to my daily living and working habits and the partner doesn’t communicate this to me until its too late. As I continue to read the article, AE suggests that it’s the ‘intercepted native’ that projects. In my case, I have been completely honest with lovers (as an adult) and they have deceived and lied to me. Communication of important details were not provided. So I’m not sure how that one works. Then again, I have the 5/11, 6/12 axis so that could be the difference.

“When looked at objectively, it will be clear that the axis is well on its way toward balance, especially by mid life.” Yes! Agreed.

Another interesting article from Rosicrucian.com about interceptions.

“As a result of an intercepted diameter in a chart there will be two pairs of houses covered by the same diameter. Wherever this “phenomenon” occurs, you will know that the houses concerned in this “duplication” represent experience-patterns on which the person concerned is “making up for past defaults;” Rosicrucian.com, Elman Bacher

I’d agree. I have often said: I must have done something horrible in a past life or even making wrong choices when I was younger to have to experience the communication hell I do, today. I do feel like I’m making a sacrifice and being of service because I myself, lacked communication skills and a voice when I was younger.  I also wasn’t entirely honest or had complete integrity, in my youth. (Note: the higher degree is on my 6th/12th axis and that’s where I probably have the most ‘projection’ with the polarity)

“If the second cusp is covered by the next sign in sequence, then we know that the person is destined in this incarnation to express a higher octave of quality of his past… No one ever exactly repeats a level from one incarnation to the next–upwardness is always a factor to be considered in karmic interpretation.” My intercepted sign is Pisces, I have North Node in Pisces, and Aquarius is on my 2nd house cusp.

I’ve said this about interceptions:
In some ways it feels like a stellium because it spans two house cusps. It makes talents and weaknesses overwhelming obvious. It has an intensity and overdone quality to it. The double sign indicates where prominent themes are at play. With having Gemini on the 5th and 6th house cusps, I LOVE my job. What I do for fun, I do for work. On the flip-side, what I do for work, I do for fun. So that means, I’m not always having fun or I’m not always working. A large part of my day is communicating — talking on the phone, by email, and learning. It makes me a bit of an information geek.

And after a conversation with another intercepted native (from twitter), we came to this conclusion as well:

My Aquarius energy is filtered through Pisces so I experience the emotions of an Aquarius but hidden.  It’s my Pisces heart that is electric. When I sort through my detachment and coldness and know what I think, it is often a very soft and lamb-like nature that emerges. All my Virgo signs get a Leo treatment. I am fair minded to my core but have Jupiter Libra that indicates that as well. :-) So I am creatively critical, and an analytical authority, or an authority on a subject – expert.

“…determine the possibilities of why one diameter may represent a “holding back” or a “promise of future development” in this incarnation. The duplicated diameters–when they are lined up with structure-sequence–will indicate which pair of houses represents a condition from the past that must be repeated–for complete fulfillment–in the present.” Rosicrucian.com, Elman Bacher

Here’s a link delineating the intercepted houses.

“Virgo/Pisces Axis or Sixth/Twelfth House Axis

If your Virgo/Pisces or sixth/twelfth house axis is intercepted it may take you quite some time to find a line of work which you find to be fulfilling. This disillusionment you feel in your day-to-day routine is destined to force you to question your spirituality and seek answers of a rather esoteric nature to help you better understand the life role you were born into.

You are an old soul who has experienced much in lives past and will find yourself bumping into people who you knew long ago. These rekindled friendships will add meaning to your life and keep you going during those times when you feel overwhelmed with trials.

Unfortunately, you will learn from experience that you must continually question the motives of those you meet casually because many will have agendas which are at cross purposes to your own. While secret enemies abound, these encounters will help you learn to keep your own council and look beyond the veil of the outer persona when judging a person’s true character.

You will in all probability have a part-time job or business in addition to your primary vocation which will bring you a little extra money as well as help to fulfill some of your self actualization needs.

You may at times feel as if you have heavy burdens because you will find that you have many obligations and responsibilities which keep you firmly grounded to the earth. While it can be depressing to find that you must tend to your day-to-day duties while it seems that others around you have ”

Nod!

Do you have an interception?

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Fabulous Dynamic in-the-sky Mundane Horoscope

This is a dynamic and interactive mundane horoscope: http://www.astrologyscope.com

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Mercury Rx Aries & Mars Rx Virgo, in Mutual Reception

Mercury Rx in Aries: Self-talk and reflection about independence, courage, physical health, aggressive speech, and drive.

Retrogrades give you a chance to go over what you didn’t finish. This RX also happens during Mars Virgo Rx. These planets are also in ‘mutual reception’ and I imagine, a rare happening.

While it’s said that the helpfulness of this receptivity is diminished by the retrogrades RX, I’d like to remain on the positive side and hope to see the plans of the PLANets do their good work for the betterment of mankind.

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90% of All Self-Help Books Say the Same …

90% of All Self-Help Books Say the Same Thing: http://www.chopcow.com/self-help-books/index.php

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Interesting astrology delineations

Interesting delineations: http://www.astrologyanswer.com/planets/the-sun Remember that an aspect does not stand alone — there are always nuances.

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Major Planetary Events & Planetary Trans …

Major Planetary Events & Planetary Transits for all of 2012 –> http://t.co/6UHA49kH

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Cafestrology Planetary Overview for 2012 …

Cafestrology Planetary Overview for 2012: http://t.co/eZZFtnPq

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