I think of astrology as a language.
Astrology is a direct and divine language of the Gods — how the cosmos speak to humans and vice versa.
I’m an translator (interpreter), and teacher of this symbolic language.
I’m more arts, than science focused.
While astrology is a language, the charts erected contain many volumes of books with astrological chapters, paragraphs, sentences, and words.
It can take years, or months to read a whole chart — minutes, and seconds to read part of it.
Natal astrology describes the native, and the potential opportunities and challenges they shall face, face, and have faced.
The natal and progressed chart is your operating and repair manual. Every machine enjoys maximum success with one.
The solar return (and other predictive charts) and transits, are your windows of opportunity. They also provide challenges to help you grow and explore the magic of your life, and living.
Synastry (and composite) charts describe the chemistry between two or more people, and the reason for the relationship, as well as the potential opportunities and challenges they shall face, face, and have faced.
Just like the natal and progressed charts — synastry and composite charts, are operating and repair manuals focused on your relationships. Along with a counseling astrologer, skilled in reading charts and therapeutic dialogue, you may enjoy a much faster and clearer repair of your relationship.
— Abella Arthur
Algol Conjunct SN, Full Moon in Cancer, Saturn Scorpio / NN: Its Connection to Brutal Sexual Misconduct Regarding Amanda Todd, the Indian Gang Rape Victim, and Others…
Jean Paul Sartre said: Hell is other people.
The Indian gang rape lady died on December 28th at 4:45am in Singapore. This is the day when the full Moon was in Cancer, Algol had set in the morning and was conjunct the South Node. The Moon represents (among other things) women and Algol represents “misconduct” which includes sexual misconduct.
And at 8:59pm on December 16th (attack was around 9:30pm it is said) Capulus (male, sexual, and aggressive — Bernadette Brady) was set at Star Upper and parans to the Moon (woman). Capulus was also showing parans to Jupiter, rising at Star Lower at 11:09am. There was also a lot of Zeben Elgenubi action which BB considers “Positive social reform” parans to the MC and AC; however, at the time of the rape Capulus was Conjunct Zuben Elschmali (Negative social reform – Bernadette Brady).
Apparently the Indian rape victim fought her attackers, and that’s when they decided to kill her. This is very much a theme of Capulus/Algol. The Algol influenced male wants to subjugate a strong and independent woman. When she resists, he attacks to cut off her head — metaphorically or literally. And he believes that if he fails, he may have his own head cut off. It’s a myth of life and death.
“She thrashed them and kicked them too. They were boiling in anger by her defence so they decided to kill her. She told me that they were murmuring ‘maar do ise’ (kill her). They threw her considering she was dead.”
And just like I wrote about Amanda Todd (committed suicide caused from brutal bullying — Algolish), I’ve read for the Indian woman — “We hope her death is not in vain” and “Let her death not be in vain”. I think these prayers will be answered. And many are calling for the suspects to be hanged (Algol — losing their heads over a woman).
It seems to me that it’s no longer enough to provide Living Examples such as that of Oprah, Deepak Choprah, and Dr. Phil to make serious transformations (Saturn Scorpio). It seems that much of the world’s people need death (Scorpio Saturn, NN) to shock them into (Uranus Square Pluto) doing what’s right.
Just like many believe Jesus died for our sins, it seems that these women sacrificed their lives and died for the brutal sins of others so that many could live purely, and in peace.
“I hope the exit is joyful, and I hope never to come back,” Frida Kahlo
It seems to me that Hell is earth. Our physical Saturnian matter dies the moment we are born crying. It seems we’re on this Earth to be punished, suffer, and be taught a lesson because we’re a bunch of bad kids. And Earth is just a holding cell, or jail. Saturn, the old Devil, keeps us here so that our sentence can be carried out. He does this by giving us some pleasures such as love, sex, food, drugs, endorphins through excercise and pain, and alcohol (for examples). Nothing is random, and we’re all supposed to meet each other to inflict and experience pain, and to teach and learn how to rise above it all.
My natal Neptune is in the 10th, and my Saturn is in the 4th. Neptune represents spirit, while Saturn represents matter. I have lived with this opposition, and believe I understand the world of matter and spirit, truth and fiction, good and evil.
I wrote in my Algol post the following:
“December 2012, Algol Conjunct SN. Algol may become a thing of the past. I think the Algol men, of women who have experienced their lowest selves, will have their Algol ‘put to rest’ and thrown into the “pile of corpses” they once created. Healing is coming. It’s no accident I’m talking about all this during Saturn Scorpio — which I see as liberating and related to maturity rather than restriction.” http://blog.virgovault.com/?p=1035
I do see Saturn in Scorpio now as restrictions due to mature ways of handling Scorpio themes. So restrictions but ones that are coming from being more ‘mature’ about Scorpio themes. I also still see the Saturn Scorpio transit as liberating.
On my Astrogasm Facebook Astrology page, I wrote about another high-profile death:
“Amanda Todd committed suicide after being bullied for years. She has fixed star Diadem Conjunct North Node. Her destiny was to sacrifice herself for the greater good. Don’t let her death be in vain.”
It’s possible that the fixed star Diadem is prominent in the rape victim’s chart but we don’t know her information other than she is 23 so born in 1989. That would likely give her Diadem Trine NN. Diadem is the fixed star that indicates a highly public destiny to be fulfilled.
Astrology is not an excuse, but it gives reason (explains) why you are the way you are. ~ Abella Arthur
Quote: “If we’re not anxious, if we’re okay with things — we’re not trying to explore or figure things out. So Anxiety is the mood for par excellence of of authenticity, I think. (I think so too! LOL)
You know? Now I’m not prescribing anxiety disorder for anyone; however, could you imagine Mr. Bush who doesn’t give a shit when he (ah) sends everyone to the gas chamber or the electric chair. He expresses no anxiety and they’re very proud of this — they don’t lose a wink of sleep. They express no anxiety. ” Examined Life, Avita Ronell (Aries, April 15, 1952)
Yesterday I had a series of posts (from different friends) with outstretched open arms. Literally it came up on my timeline one after the other (should have done a screenshot – ah, whatever. LOL). A sign for this Neptune Scorpio in the 10th, if I ever saw one. :-)
The world’s people are opening up to LIFE.
Life is yours to have; have it while you got it!
Sometimes you have to go at a problem the way I’d go at a complicated crossword puzzle. Sometimes I’d pick up the Saturday Times crossword puzzle and I’d go over way over half the clues before I’d know the answer to one and then you start with what you know the answer to and you just build on it and eventually you can unravel the whole puzzle. And so I rarely work a puzzle with of any diffculty from one across and one down and all the way to the end, in a totally logical fashion. And I think a lot of difficult, complex problems are like that. You have to find something aspect of it you understand and build on it until you can unravel the mystery that you’re trying to understand.
Nearly anybody can learn nearly anything they need to know. Nature has something to do with it but I think nurture has something to do with it. I think, nature made Einstein’s massive brain and made him what he was but nurture can make nearly everyone seem to be above average intelligence if they have the right sort of nurturing early as well as the right kind of formal schooling and academic challenges and adults who believe in them when they’re children. I really believe it’s a little bit of both but most of us are all capable of doing more than we think! – Bill Clinton in WordPlay
(While attending a Crosswords Puzzle Convention) Realizing what was the nature of the person who was really great. I don’t mean good like me, at an amateur level, but someone whose really really great and overwhelming the two professional groups that seemed to dominate are musicians and people in the math professions. And by that I mean computer programmers, actuaries, auditors, and I’ve asked people, “What would you think Who would you think would be the best?” And they say oh, copy editors or history teachers or English teachers. But, no, it’s these two groups. And what I think it is, is their ability to assimilate a lot of-of-of coded information, instantly. In other words, a piano player, like Jon Delfin… the greatest crossword puzzler of our time. He sits down, and he sees three staffs of music, and he can instantly play it. He’s takng all those notes, and he’s absorbed what they mean. instantaneously. And if you have that kind of a cast of mind… and then add to it a lot of, you know, a wide range of sort of ordinary and extraordinary information and if you can spell you’d be a really great crossword puzzler. – Former Public Editor (Ombudsman), Daniel Okrent in WordPlay
Many fabulous astrologers are musicians and work or have worked in math professions (computer programmers, etc.)!
There’s money in mystery ~ Venus Conjunct Neptune
If you can imagine doom, then you can imagine a perfect world — you’re perfect world. – Abella Arthur
The Imaginator: Be The Producer of Your Own Moving Picture – Abella Arthur
A good mantra for when things are not going your way and you need to settle your mind.
I know I’m not happy with what’s here, but I just need to sit with it and then it’ll be clear. ~ Abella Arthur
Anxiety is the response from attempting to control a situation that you feel is not in your control. ~ Abella Arthur
Anxiety is the response from attempting to get away from something, someone, or somewhere that isn’t making you feel comfortable. ~ Abella Arthur
Better to name your feeling, and get to the bottom of what you’re really feeling and what you really believe and why — then do something about it. No stiff upper lips (causing anxiety so you’re forced to fight or flight) if you want to do away with anxiety!
For example, I was on the bus today and I was feeling antsy. I realized that I didn’t like the smell. Then I realized that’s why I didn’t want to be there. So I was causing myself to be anxious so that I’d hightail it off the bus and walk (flight). Why did I want to make myself anxious? Because I didn’t want to actually get ‘off’ of the bus’ and walk such a distance at that time. I wanted out of the undesirable environment but my normally logical self wasn’t going to go for that (I wanted to get home, taking the bus) so I caused myself to get anxious.
When I figured out what a sneaky trick my head was playing on me, I just got up and moved to an open window to get some fresh air and was conscious to that being my only reason. Then I transported myself into another space and time and got on with the bus ride!
Oh, and now I know when I’ve used Bath and Body antibacterial soap in public spaces I suddenly felt better. LOL… Who knew I was so fussy and finicky (my Virgo stellium) or had my nose soaked in roses (my Jupiter / Uranus Libra)?! I didn’t.
And this is what happened because I kept myself smelling good, didn’t get out of the house often enough to expose myself to foul odors from not only people, but vehicle fumes, etc.., and didn’t want to face the truth about the rat race — basically it smells like a sewer!
So another anxiety solution is to expose oneself to necessary but nasty situations and find something enjoyable about it.
I’ll share more about anxiety in future blog posts!
If compromises are fair and logically sound (Libra) in a relationship, they’ll be loved down the road and no one will have felt they gave anything up.
(Note: Saturn Libra is currently at 25° Rx and is opposite Sun Aries 29° and will soon be (by next week) in trine with Venus Gemini, currently at 12°. I figured I ought to check this since I’ve written so much about Venus and Saturn lately and what do you know — the planets are talking again!! :-D)
“Nostalgia is denial — denial of the painful present” – Midnight in Paris
“And the name for this fallacy [denial] is called Golden Age Thinking: The erroneous notion that a different time period is better than the one one is living in. It’s, it’s a flaw in the romantic imagination of those people who find it difficult to cope with the present” – Midnight in Paris
Normally, I wouldn’t announce that I won’t be blogging for awhile or will minimize it but since I’ve been doing it everyday and its title is “Daily Diary…” I thought it would be good to let you know. :-)
During my time off I’ll be completing my ‘sale’ set up which has taken so much time and I had to rework part of my site and have more to do. Also, I have some home ‘organizational’ projects that need to get finished. And I’ll be taking more time out for myself to exercise and improve my spiritual, physical, and mental health. Plus I’m in process of hiring, training, and redeveloping my business model. So much to do!!
A number of things need to go to make way for an increased workload and personal well-being…
I love blogging but it definitely doesn’t pay the bills (for me) so I imagine I’ll find myself muttering about this and that (to myself) LOL while I’m away because Gemini on the 6th will do that if they don’t have an outlet. But at the same time, it’s good for Gemini on the 6th to close the mental shop now and then.
Then again, maybe I just need to get this blog back-on-track with 1-2 sentence quips! :-) Oh, how mutable of me to say!
Will I stay or will I go? Will I stay or will I go? Oh, I don’t know…
Virgo Energy Quote:
It is clear that those with the Moon in Virgo or Virgo rising, or with heavy Virgo stellium, are amongst the most puzzling personalities we encounter. Virgo is capable of heights or depths, but these are not necessarily obtrusive. The Virgo person is a ‘deep one’. – Martin Seymour-Smith
Me: Virgo stellium, Virgo Moon. Maybe you too. ;P
If nothing else, I’ll definitely be back to post the sale details once I’m finished updating everything.
Thanks for reading, sharing, commenting — love you bunches and catch up with you soonish.
Q: Do you use the same orbs for aspects with asteroids as you do with planets?
Jeffrey: This is something I am still observing and correlating, and have only been dealing with the asteroids myself for maybe four or five years so have not really come to firm conclusions as the the orbs. To this point I am seeing that maybe 5 to 6 degrees relative to major aspects seems to apply… Jeffrey Wolf Greene
[February 19, 2002]
The orbs simply correlate to how long a person has been working on any given issue, i.e. ten degree relative to a square would mean that this would be the first lifetime for a person to work on whatever the two planets/archetypes/dynamics are. Conversely, for example, those same two planets could be in a 6 degree orb relative to the square, and this then suggests, in evolutionary terms, that the person has already been working on those evolutionary issues prior to the current life for at least several lifetimes. As such it is not ‘new’ to the person, there would be previous experience, and thus the orientation, and behavior, would be different than the person who had the ten degree orb. — Jeffrey Wolf Greene
[March 22, 2002]
Makes sense! It corroborates (in an odd and reversed way) my theory that the longer you’re with someone (synastry) the more a wide orb is felt. Orbs are ‘time based’ (maybe even, ‘knowledge based’), I believe. Time and knowledge closes the gap.
So when reading the charts of long-term couples, use (and notice) a wide orb or you’ll miss out on important themes the couple has, is, and will work through.
Think of it like this: When they first met, they didn’t know certain things about each other. As time goes on, they find stuff out. That’s the wide orb.
The same goes for you, and your natal chart. The more self-developed and connected you are to your stuff, the deeper you can go with a wider orb and the complete suite of harmonics.
“Don’t blame astrology for what happens to you. It’s your life, live it – no excuses.” Abella Arthur
“Life gives us the antidote to absolutely every problem; our job is to find it.” Abella Arthur
Life is really simple [and beautiful], but we insist on making it complicated.
Was Confucius a Libra?
More Confucius quotes
I believe the most radical political act there is, is to be an optimist. The most radical political act there is, is to believe that if I change, other people will follow suit. Colin Beavan, No Impact Man
“Intuition is a combination of historical (empirical) data, deep and heightened observation and an ability to cut through the thickness of surface reality. Intuition is like a slow motion machine that captures data instantaneously and hits you like a ton of bricks. Intuition is a knowing, a sensing that is beyond the conscious understanding — a gut feeling. Intuition is not pseudo-science.” Abella Arthur
Am I quotable? Apparently, I am. :D
Part of the quote above shows in a W. W. Norton, Independent Publishers book about Intuition, as an epigraph (opener to the book), in Chapter One! I’m even ahead of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
‘Search inside book’ for my quote.
I was officially contacted by the author, followed by the publishers last year, to get my consent for use of the quote. My contact information and one of my website addresses is also provided in the book.
The book is called Clinical Intuition in Psychotherapy: The Neurobiology of Embodied Response and was written by Ph.D psychologist Terry Marks-Tarlow. It looks pretty good — high minded, yet useful! What’s also interesting is that Terry loves art and draws profusely, like I do. A kindred spirit, for sure — possibly even a Leo.
So yeah, I’m officially not self-published only! LOL
How’s that for the inspiring Sun in the 7th?
“lefty lucy, righty tighty”
An opinion is not a fact.
A Mars-Saturn and Mars Rx saying.
Jealousy doesn’t prove love; what it does prove, is a concern for potential loss. ~ Abella Arthur
I LOVE helping people connect with their truth in very deep ways. I also love helping people get out of their way to success.
‘To me, I’m 27, I’ve got three years left, the way I look at it, to have fun with it, because once you’re 30, you look like a right idiot walking around with like rainbow, bright color hair and all different things like that.’
‘So I think, for me, I’m just having fun with it as much as I can until it’s not appropriate anymore.’
You don’t have to know astrology, to be aware. In tune human beings will connect with the energy of earth and the plans of the planets, naturally.
Sincerity shines through. Sincerity = success.
I flow with earth.
Earth is sandwiched between Venus and Mars.
Love, Art, Money, Beauty, Ambition, Sex, Identity, Activity, Women, Men, Femininity, and Masculinity make the world go around.
Earthlings get caught in the middle of Libra (partnerships) and Aries (self-hood). Human beings feel the push and pull, yin and yang of peace and war, love and hate.
As a whole, we try to express the interdependent space between co-dependence and independence — an ‘at-one’ with others and ourselves.
On the surface, Venus spews her “love, not war”, “we’re in it together” campaign, while Mars suggestively asserts “all for one, and one for all (get it?!)”, “fight, instead of flight”, behind closed doors. We often end up feeling a tug-o-war — an us vs. them. An I, vs. we. And yet, it’s neither for Earth.
We ask ourselves: What is real? Am I crazy? Is it me or other?
As we are showered with Venus (Air, Earth) and Mars (Fire) themes in our everyday lives, we can benefit from remembering that we’re from EARTH (full of water).
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.
Tonight a lady gasped in delight that I was drawing and she remarked about how lucky I was to be able to do what I do and I said, “Nah, I’m just drawing squares and circles!”… “Maybe that’s what the gallery will do for you, inspire your inner artist too.”…
“I’m a collector of personalities” ~ David Bowie (Sun-Mars Capricorn in the 12th house)
“When Saturn says no, Mars can’t go.” Abella Arthur
People who agree with us (Venus), make us softer, allow us to accept / see ourselves, and bring us closer to our destiny. We feel loved & admired.
People who don’t agree with us (Mars), make us stronger, allow us to work on / see ourselves, and bring us closer 2 our destiny. We come alive.
Without Mars, how can we truly appreciate Venus?
Art mimics life? Another a word does the same: Astrology mimics life.
A great sweater is like a good hug.
“I have neither the fame, nor the fortune to enjoy the compliment of someone stealing my work.” – Abella Arthur
“If I don’t have the fortune, I don’t want the fame. :P ” ~ Abella Arthur
“Look at a single element alone as well as within the environment that surrounds it.” Abella Arthur on *synthesizing / analyzing data.*
Seems as if I might have coined the phrase: “Tarot is for and by the people.” and derivatives such as “Tarot is for the people, by the people.”, and “Tarot is by the people, for the people”. Cool! :D
“The houses tell us about how the planets and signs actively live out their desired drama in our lives as well as the roles we are to play and why.” Abella Arthur
“The PLANets have plans for us. The Signs are the style in which we carry out those plans.” Abella Arthur
“I see aspects, as requests or opportunities. The chart, a series of questions. Your whole natal being, a quest.” Abella Arthur
Sometimes I quote my own work because it appears quote-worthy and has a higher chance of being re-quoted by others. If name not shown, I wrote it.
“If someone has an extreme dislike for something, it may be a deeply unconscious extreme like for it instead. (Backwards Theory)” Abella Arthur
“There’s money in mystery.” Abella Arthur