A Sum-up of Virgo and Welcome to Libra

libra venus

Libra 1

Here we are at the autumnal equinox – the first day of Libra. The friendly planet for both the last part of Virgo and the first part of Libra is Venus. This smoothes the transition from Virgo to Libra. The high side of Virgo is feminine partnership – caring and service – and it matures by seeing the other person more clearly, so that the service is better focused to the one being served. Opposite the first house of self-identity, clearly they are different. But they can only be different in a way that the self recognizes. Venus supports the movement into a masculine way of relating partnership with the “opposite” and  projection onto the other person.

Good-Bye Virgo


It’s a great day for releasing the downside of Virgo. The things we’ve taken on that don’t serve us, like nervousness and sleeplessness, anxiety, compulsion and obsessive thoughts of bad health can all be let go. Keep the new information that serves you.  As we continue to walk through the yearly cycle, we realize that in service to humanity we are more effective when we actually know who we are serving. We also see at this point that it is very difficult to give to others at a level above where they are. They can only hear what they can relate and resonate to. Otherwise they will perceive you as opposite to them and rather than hearing something new at a new level, they interpret it from where they are coming from.

Now is a good time to internalize the tendency to look to the other as a reflection of ourselves. I traveled to Florida to visit my parents and yesterday, my father mentioned that in his Bible study, they are studying the Book of Ruth. He said that their focus – for the last three weeks – was on the “winnowing floor.” Separating the wheat from the chaff is very much a Virgo thing. He doesn’t know astrology so he doesn’t know why the winnowing floor is stuck in his thoughts, but it is.

Virgo Organization and Order

It was a very stereo-typical Virgo for me. In summing up my experience of it, my whole house was organized from top to bottom. Starting at the basement, storage was organized, excess clothes and clutter were dumped. Baseboard scrubbing and knick-knack dusting was done. Structural work on the shed, the chimney and the driveway was completed. So many of the earth-oriented tasks have been cared for during this cycle.

Virgo Health and Service


Health was also an issue and a clearer focus was made on diet, as well as a commitment to better self-care, taking a multivitamin every day. I’ve noticed a tendency to make lists, reminding myself to meditate, hydrate, stretch, exercise, feel the love and exercise communion. With my progressed moon transiting the bottom of Taurus, many of the financial issues that had been hanging over me are now sorted out. And not only that but I’m back to work, serving a little old lady, helping to get her through the day. It’s nothing exciting but it is perfect for now. My current point of creativity (the progressed sun’s degree) is at 10 so it gives an outlet for my compassion and a sense of nurturing and being nurtured (Cancer/10 ideas).   Self-order has been established!

A Mini-Ending

I was writing this when the sun was late in Virgo and there was a strong sense of summing up. It was not just for the sign but for the whole six signs since Aries – the time of self- development. The moon is also transiting the transpersonal (last four) signs. At one point, I strongly saw that other people can be excellent representatives of the moon. How often? I don’t know yet. I’m going to study it more. Note these “other’s” sign, or what sign they are coming across as, or what they represent (for example, a lot of interaction with my father at the end of the Capricorn moon), and the sign of moon. Do you see the synchronicity?  Also, Saturn is brand-new in Sagittarius – hopefully releasing us from the personal struggle and allowing us an overview or a better ability to see from a higher perspective. We shall see what Mercury retrograde brings. We are living in interesting astrological times!


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The First Half of Virgo

VirgoFrom a reader, received 9/5, Virgo 13.

“…. yesterday my cousins and I found, in an old cardboard box full of old family treasures which was in the attic of a deceased relative, our great grandfathers Purple Heart from WWI. We found out on the internet that the WWI veterans did not get their Purple Heart medals until 1932. It was great pleasure to know that our great grandfather was a hero.”

I appreciate her sharing that experience! What is amazing to me is how much I was thinking about my own grandmother and where she came from, and what it means for me – just the day before I got this. I had been thinking about it so much, in fact, that I had I checked the symbol and saw that for Virgo 14, it is “A family tree.” I loved that! Virgo 14 is a Virgo/Virgo degree – 14 correlates with Virgo! The 14th degree really shows the structure (Saturn is the friendly planet) of the self, and this reference to the genetics is right on target.

Virgo has been helping me to get things organized around here. What is important at this point in the cycle is how do we actually care for that self that was developed in Leo? What work will we do? How do we care for the physical body? Virgo is a very earthy sign and the emphasis is more on the practical elements of the self. Looking at the symbols, frequently what you see is what you get. Try not to read too much into these. Interpret them more literally and remember where we are in the yearly cycle – between the expression of conscious self and the self in a sense of partnership. It is at this point where we are concerned about caring for the self, so you should be more concerned about your health this month – more than usual.

Experiencing the Energies

As far as experiencing astrology through our days, I just know there is a formula…Once we have a good idea of ordering of the different perspectives in their natural presentation (ever advancing in meaning and complexity), then I think we will see that there is some combination of rising sign, moon and sun that can very predictably be the basis of the personality, and that how it experiences the progressed moon’s movement, and even the transiting moon will be predictable. I know I’ve said before, it is different for men and women. Being a woman, I find it difficult to create the formula for men. I know I’ve written that they are much more their solar expression than women are. In any case, I am very aware of the progressed moon’s movement through the degrees (about one a month), and feeling it take on the perspective of that degree (defined by the sun’s yearly movement).

The Moon’s Progressions Are Relevant and Mean More Knowing the Degrees

Example: I lost my beloved position as a hospice chaplain in March of this year. This occurred at exactly the same time that my progressed moon went into Taurus, and in conjunction with my progressed Mars. My financial situation has taken a beating. I really feel like I am starting from ground zero. Things have gotten progressively worse, from this financial perspective, as the months go slowly by. It will be a little longer before I come out of the bottom of the cycle. “Hitting bottom” is an apropos statement.  Yet, after 30 months of Aries, these Taurus months are a welcome break. With not enough nurses to serve too many patients, I was in high demand. My adrenals were burnt. I was just go, go, going, all the time. The stress level was sky-high. Now I get a time to sit and meditate.

Sabian symbols, Virgo 1 – 30:

1 A man’s head
2 A large white cross upraised
3 Two angels bringing protection
4 A chocolate child playing with white children
5 A man dreaming of fairies
6 A merry-go-round
7 A harem
8 First dancing instruction
9 A man making a futurist drawing
10 Two heads looking out and beyond the shadows
11 A boy molded in his mother’s aspiration for him
12 A bride with her veil snatched away
13 A strong hand supplanting political hysteria
14 A family tree
15 An ornamental handkerchief
16 An orangutan
17 A volcano in eruption
18 A Ouija board
19 A swimming race
20 A automobile caravan
21 A girl’s basketball team
22 A royal coat of arms
23 An animal trainer
24 Mary and her white lamb
25 A flag at half-mast
26 A boy with a censer
27 Grande dames at tea
28 A baldheaded man
29 A man is gaining secret knowledge from a paper he is reading
30 A false call unheard in attention to immediate service

As we go forward in Virgo, things will get more persnickety, more detail-oriented, and more demure. The purity and refinement are at a peak this time of year. There are are a fair number of references to the purity that is required, in order to care for the sensitive and aging physical self.  Notice the man’s head at Virgo 1 and then the baldheaded man at Virgo 28. I think by going from symbol to symbol, you can see the symbolism of the thinker and being “too much in the head.” Virgo is known for its nervousness. Later in Virgo, there is a feel for the service that the self brings. In Leo, the self wanted to shine brightly like the sun and it was good enough just to be. In Virgo, that self needs to bring home the bacon and serve a purpose. The last decanate of Virgo is ruled by Venus. Just like the 5, 10, 20, 25, and 30, correlating to the last 12 degrees of a feminine sign, it is sweet here. It is prior to Libra, where the self gets into partnership. Nevertheless,  there is a focus on the “other ” -the other that we don’t know yet! So, here is service without a real understanding of who is being served – Virgo 27, for example. Notice that the first decanate of Libra is also ruled by Venus. There’s a nice segue here, where we serve the other and then realize maybe we aren’t actually giving them what they need. Then we get to know who they are in Libra. We’re almost halfway through the year!





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You Got Mail!

unsealed letterLeo 30: An unsealed letter

Dear Reader,

Here I am, the self, the whole self and nothing but the self. You can read between the lines, if you like. There’s probably nothing left to say about the self and the Self. Hopefully every point has been made, and I don’t have to rehash it all today. Actually, I shouldn’t. Whereas the end of the cycle can be a bit slow, it is certainly not as busy as the 29.

Well, we’ve put a lot into creatively getting the best definition, being true to the zodiac, and true to the symbol – being Leo, sharing openly from the heart. The Leo period has been a time of “ahas!” for me. This was the first year that I, as an 18 degree (partnership, Libra/Scorpio) person, really grasped the significance of the self setting the foundation of the cycle.

This does, in a way, make a case for putting the self before the other person. Of course, as we make our way out of the bottom, each point will gets its day in the sun. Libra will come and then I’ll be saying, “notice how Libra is later, more established, above the lower points of the self, a more sophisticated mind.” Then along comes Capricorn and it will be, “see how this Cappie point is at the top of the cycle, given the most value by people on earth.”  We’ll leave the past behind and use it like a camel uses water – occasional sustenance for the long haul.

I’m starting to feel that push to go down into the basement again, this time for Virgo – to organize  and order things, put my house in order, throw out what I don’t need, get my writing in order, have some pat answers I can pull when talking about my thing :-).

A 29 Movie

Funnily, I saw “The Theory of Everything” last night. Haha, I just realized I saw it on the 29, where there is that missing link, and of course, part of the struggle Hawking has is how he understands “God.” I still got the feel of the pseudo-intellect (this probably comes more from those who made the movie than Hawking himself, but that is the risk you take when you are a genius), in that he was still part of the paradigm and didn’t realize it. Another thing, it was all about his relationships and his wife’s relationships and then I read there is a tell-all by the wife and I think, who cares? How strange – there is no real way to address his genius or the miracle of him living so long with ALS.

 I wonder if my own personal theory of everything has a mathematical equation. I would like to talk to Stephen Hawking about base systems and consciousness.  I’d actually prefer to verify how the universe works in its current state than to know how it began – although under my theory, obviously that would hold great import. Of course it had to come from nothing-ness or/and source.

30 ultimately realizes that only the moment exists and that staying in the present is the key to enlightened connection. 30 is the perspective that where we put our focus is what is and makes what will be.  Thirty represents the “be all” and the nothing. It is the ending as well as the new beginning. It supports the astrological/sunological theory that the moment of birth (something or someone) establishes their consciousness, which drives their expression. Life is a series of created moments. Where focus is placed creates the space for the next place and on and on.


introspection; the release of that which defines the identity (typically the energy of the sign); unaware of time; ambiguity; solitude; dreaming; fantasy; compassion; faith; devotion; sensitivity; acceptance; surrender; wisdom; music; art; watery flow; pauses and spaces; connection.

Placement Analysis:

Look at the keywords to get a feeling for the energy at this point. For example, “solitude.” We are not always alone when reading a letter, but it usually a solitary and private activity. It’s typically addressed to one person from another. It tries to send the whole message by itself. Yet the other half (Virgo) needs to be properly involved to get it. You can see the pauses and spaces. We read at our own pace, reading between lines, back over again. It might be a more intense form of communication.In Leo’s case, the release is of the pure ego and moving into “cut wood, carry water”-Buddhist-type beauty of rote activity.  I should add something about communication to the keywords because you typically do see that 3-ness of love consciousness and communication in the 30. There is an unawareness of time; reading something that was written before, a sort of timelessness. You can hold onto it and read it later.

In Virgo, I’m not going to write you very much, except to remind you to watch the cycle. Getting the sense of the rises and falls will help you see how you personally interact with it. Of course, the moon is also relevant, but it is important to read it in a 30-step way too – meaning applying a base-3 look at its placement, too. For example, today the moon is in the last degrees of Scorpio for most of the day. That correlates to 20. You may feel quiet and pulled inward. Or you may feel noisy and reckless and your best recourse is to pull in and be quiet. Both the sun and moon tell you there is peace and you can align to it through contemplation. Have a great weekend with tomorrow being the new start in Virgo! Keep it simple for a few days!



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Something Missing in the Area of Pisces?

mermaids galoreLeo 29: A Mermaid

Here’s where even wisdom falls off into the mist of sign lateness. A fantasy figure, she’s Piscean, right down to being a fish with a focus on feet. And, of course, we are correlating with the Piscean part of the zodiac.

Why is she so beautiful? Is she always beautiful? Is beauty a characteristic of 29? I would say yes. At the same time, there is some tragic missing point, which is a sense of lack of connection to connection – whatever would be the sign’s sense of “God.” (its wholeness). In Leo, it’s the feet – a need to ground the self into reality. In Virgo, it’s a secretiveness, some thing – a service –  that is restrictively beneficial. In both cases, we seek a sense of connection to what the sign wants most.

She’s almost about identity (the 30/0). If she could be what she wants to be. But she can’t, due to not being real. She’s a lot like Cancer’s 29, the muse, in the way that she’s got feminine mystique working in her favor. She’s searching for being a whole person, while missing the connection to the whole which is shown symbolically to be purpose, groundedness, and manifesting her creativity. It’s not that it doesn’t exist. Clearly a magical mermaid has a purpose without having legs. She just hasn’t had the complete self-realization yet.

A Little Girl’s Favorite Mermaid

One story we all know about a mermaid is a children’s story. Arielle. I met a real life Arielle whose legs had such a problem, they weren’t growing and soon she would no longer be able to walk. The Disney story (not the all too-real life meeting, which held a sad purpose to remind me that most of life’s rewards are taken for granted) is one of making progress, having ups and downs – the usual story, reflecting a cycle of a topic or experience.  Very late Leo. You either swim along in the flow of the ups and downs or you immerse yourself in what you’re missing and imagine the death of expressing your true-er self (forgetting the Self in the bargain).

The Sexy Mermaid

Mermaids have a rich background as both sailor fantasies and  sirens. There is music associated sometimes – a siren’s song (Pisces), someone who leads the sailor into the deep. This is a reference to the escape from the life of lacking that connection with the earth that some sailors experience. Rumor has it, nowadays, there is a whole industry about mermaid and fairy sex. Don’t go there, is the sage advice.

Late Pisces Meanderings

I was looking through available images and saw many where our mermaid was ghoulish and dead – part of the story of her, as a ghost. Again, that’s very 29, very mid-Pisces. If one dies at the peak and has been declining ever since, they’re a ghost by now, dipping into the earth realm one last time to say good-bye. If you believe one dies at the alpha/omega point between beginning and end (Pisces 30/Aries 0) – 3:00 on the clock,  and then goes directly into the next round of consciousness, then this is the point where the fact of the imminence of their death becomes apparent. Simultaneously, it is such a strong and focused point, there is no sense of connection to what is beyond. The 30th point is needed but not known yet. This can cause great suffering and struggling. It’s Pisces. What is about to die is in a very strong ending place, and it’s not pretty without that holy connection.

When I was a hospice chaplain, I saw a lot of people who were at this 29-type place in their life cycle. There can be a lot of suffering prior to death. On the other hand, just a quick education about the steps showed them that they had been through other steps in their life and they would go to the next. The next step, at the 30, is a beautiful sense of completion, wholeness and satisfaction.


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The Fleeting Moment of Self-Expression

4177980198_988a7a8a00_mLeo 28: Many little birds on the limb of a tree*

 You know how you want to catch something fleeting on your camera and it passes you by? Sometimes – or more often! – there’s an impossibility of capturing that moment of nature’s little perfection. Perhaps the moment is that zero-point of cuspiness, where “God” or “everything” exists. It’s a place where symbolism, as intuitive impression on the soul (the whole thing) comes. In Leo, you can really feel it in the Leo things. It happens with children, the heart (meaning, a showing of love), even sunshine on a cloudy day. Easy come and easy go. The cycle is traveling fast now because of the sun late in a fire sign. Remember the symbol of birds generally means symbols and intuition because of the interface between the earth and the sky (air). Perhaps you may encounter an angel. We are so late that it is hard to pin things down unless you spring forth and make a plan of action.

Bible Thought Relating to This

Translating symbolic books is the work of 28. A couple of times lately, I’ve tried to write about this idea from the Bible that shows the symbolic relationship of “everything” to the piece, or translated, “God” to us. It is talked about in Paul, in the Corinthians with the different members of the body and their relationship to the whole body. But more comfortingly, it’s talked about in Matthew 6:26. Here is a true gentleness that is shows we are loved in these comforting words, “26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?”

The 28 starts to get a little weird, a little foreign, to normal folks. It is a silent point of the mystery of bringing everything down from on high. This enters an area beyond the pale, where correlating vibrations are understood and used. Here is where the new age dwells. Here is also the latest and the wisest mental grasp of the self, albeit fleeting.

Talk About Symbols!

I forgot to mention, although maybe it was clear, that symbolism came in two days ago with the introduction of the rainbow. These little birds continue to reference symbolism, only more advanced – that place in the high intuitive realm where there can be a little snap into silence, and a need for escape.

The image is something common, although it was very difficult to find a photo (with proper usage rights)! Thus, the fleeting-ness. This symbol is also a symbol of how there is this space where the shift results in the appearance of nothingness, when it has really just moved on. It’s a good symbol for how we might see “the end” or death, at this point. Yet it is incomplete without having the final points established and processed. Here is the cusp between what you know and “knowingness.” It’s gone but not forgotten.

Get the sensitivity and immediacy of being able to tap in on the higher levels – an electrical connection that is becoming less dense – that is part of understanding how it can be so fleeting. A little shake, a noise, a wind of other thought, and off they go.

Are we tired of talking about the self yet?

For Normal People, Here’s Why

The idea of a symbol for a particular energy is foreign to most people, due to lateness not being the norm, if you imagine the cycle as a bell curve, with 12:00 at the top, like a normal clock. So if you’re wondering, why bother trying to figure out all the ins and outs of a symbol? Who made up the meanings in the first place? Why do we care about that particular energy?  Here’s why: we care because all the energies together make up all that we are and can be, in the duality of the world. Exposure to that basic concept alone shifts your cellular grasp of the world.

Leo the Little Bird?

Maybe we are feeling small, the little birds, each a  little self.  One of many, in a community, what is setting me apart? I’m acting in unison and don’t even realize it. I’m tied to mass consciousness, I’m part of the cycle,  my life force is made in the image of the cycle. Like wow.

I’m off! I hope you have a wonderful day!


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Every Day a New Day, a New Self Perspective


Leo 27 Daybreak

Leo 27: Daybreak

How can something so obvious and noticeable be the most esoteric symbol of source and enlightenment on earth along with being something that we  “don’t look at?” Say hello to the sun. Every day a new day.

Here are the ephemeral rewards and renewing opportunities of change that are real every day in the cycle. It’s a perspective of celebration of this, which we now don’t realize exactly as cycle yet. However, we are able to see that there are repeated fresh new starts as we move through life. The rewards may be intangible but they will boost the self the whole rest of the year until the peak at Christmas and through the end of winter.

Moon in Libra

With the Moon in Libra there is a lot of fun and exciting mental energy with ideas a-bouncing, new understandings, and enlightenment about the opportunity that the day brings (or the month, or the year – whatever is of the 30-step cycle). There is a major influx of sunny light and fiery, passionate, philosophical understanding. This is referential (distant but showing the future in the year/life cycle) of what the self  can be in its fullness  – not just the sun of the self’s Leo but the sun that includes the high mental vibration of intuition melded with the social interactive quality of the Libra moon. The highly focused mental body can tune into the Akashic realms through release of the physical. Of course, once that happens it is no longer physical and cannot be proven.

We are going back into observational mode at this point. Here is an intuitive higher understanding that we get the reward that comes with every day. Every day we can be a new self. There are points of realization about yourself that can be understood today.

Love Leo Stuff

Today’s a good day for astrology and things of intangibility.   It is a good day to encourage self-love.  Leo things are right – cats, hearts, love, sunshine, happiness, playfulness, children – even the day itself. It is all about things of the sun – raw foods, meditation, perhaps even a sunburn – look at Leo 1, “A case of apoplexy.” But don’t have a stroke. And don’t really get a sunburn. I saw a terrible thing today on yahoo news about a perfectly complected 20-something who got one bad burn , and due to the estrogen in birth control pills, will be scarred for life with dark patches (slow news day?).

More About 27

The 27 is at a mental strong point in the cycle, as it is the last and most advanced of the pure air (mind-oriented) signs. Like 26, it is aligned with Aquarian energy and highly intuitive and detached from its surroundings, yet it is more mature, stable and sophisticated in its expression. It looks forward to what the future holds. It is a cycle that “reaps what it sows” but 27 is the receiver of much of what is in the cycle, beneficially.

Here is a place of super-smart. This point of perspective expresses with a natural brightness. It is the reason you can identify Aquarius rising in tall  blondes. Brightness brings light and activity. Every day is a new day. Hopefulness is contagious (sunbeams). Seeming distant at times (Aquarian detachment, sun is far away).  Approach to the people around you is sociable (air sign, so it aligns with the mental body), yet impersonal and objective (Aquarian). A combination of envisioning and making the most of what you have allows you to see the beauty in the experiences you have.


Idealistic; imaginative; surprising; communicative; independent; unique; sophisticated; objective; detached; complex; intense mental energy; futuristic; community-oriented.

Sending lots of love; I hope you have a bright and beautiful day.


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The Beautiful Wild Self


Leo 26 A rainbow

Leo 26: The Rainbow

A rainbow is one of those things that is real but looks like magic.

The 26 days have a special feel.  I think it is the balance that is felt when tapped into the space between this Leo month and Aquarian day (the 26).

Like the camel, the rainbow is holding water. Correlating to early Aquarius, this is the water-bearer energy. The rainbow is colorful and prismatic – €œnow you see me – €”now you don’t! € The presentation has a spirited, willful and futuristic quality of unique and solitary detachment.  The intangible gifts that are received are to lighten your load from a larger perspective. So late in the cycle, this early masculine energy is multifaceted and reflects light so that all of the colors of the rainbow shine through the self.

The 26 retains what’s been learned recently about mastering the material world while breaking out of the conservative box that confines its freedom of individual expression. Just think of the dual rulership that Aquarius has with Saturn and Uranus and see that 26 is a boundary area that the end of Capricorn used to be.  As our consciousness expands, the 26 is able to look magical but be factual. It’s like being on the edge of physics and metaphysics.

As we really release freely (this is the spot of the true rebel at this level of selfhood), a love of the intangible sets in. Here is the beginning of the end: looking forward and seeing the end and wanting to live now, while there is time. The friendly planet, Uranus, is an energetic surprise. We can see that energy and intangibility are in a mental realm beyond the normal senses ”and that just the existence of it brings a bearing on the world. If you could make this real, it would be what is coming up.

A rainbow is a hopeful image. It’s a super-amazing symbol for all that it means. It holds a future we sense but don’t see. There is a pot of gold if you could ever hike to the end. But oh, that’s imagination. The rainbow is real but the idea of an end is make-believe. The cycle is prevalently highlighted. Magic at the 26, of course, We’ve just jumped off the edge into the questionable, which leads to the unknown.  Wholeness is further realized through accepting that the €œreal world of duality has already divided wholeness and oneness in its myriad of ways, and that, in itself, validates its natural beauty of cycle.

Key words

Conceptualization; unique; intangible; objectivity; community issues; free will; radical thrust; shocking; future-orientation; dryness; detachment; energetic expression; free-agent.

The Last Five Days

Working for hospice, I noticed older people suspect conspiracies more than younger people. They just have a sense that perhaps the doctor is trying to kill them or their loved one. The truth is that towards the end of the cycle whatever it is that was peaking – be it the people or the energy, that thing will be released and let go and something new will come in.

So perhaps after a certain age, a doctor might see a person as on the downside and treat them differently. He might give a medicine that will hurt in the long run for a short term gain instead of advise a weight loss or exercise program. Obviously it is not a conspiracy. It is the nature of nature. When it is realized at the 29, it really sucks – it’s the worst of the worst, missing that last piece. It’s also the best of the best, knowing with more certainty than ever the truth of the cycle. The theory of relativity tells us that. Voila, mid-Pisces. I’m only bring this up now so you can see where the cycle is headed.

Some Ways to Use This to Read Your Chart

There are three levels of this that will help you grasp it. There is the self. Look at that degree of the sun. There is the progressed moon and the progressed sun – see them as somewhere in the 30 degree cycle. Whatever degree they are at. learn about these degrees and see yourself (natal sign and degree) in a cycle of creativity that lasts a year (sun’s progressed sign and degree), in an feeling/event cycle that lasts a month (progressed moon). Finally, as a group, we are going through the daily cycle (transiting sun’s sign and degree). If you are a solar personality, everything else is secondary to this.

My Example of Me

So, I am an Aries 18 (partnership in solitude), expressing my creativity this year with doing the late Cancer work – nurturing self and child at home, with a bigger goal of communicating my ideas (Gemini 10), while going through a month (or a few months, as hitting bottom has been coming on for a while) of hell with my finances (Taurus 8) while experiencing a fiery, stimulating time (mid and late Leo). Alas, what a group of challenges. However, it looks like 2-3 months until the end of “dark” times financially, as the progressed moon lifts out of the bottom of its cycle in Taurus. This is a place where, as an adult, the self needs to find its value in the world and can’t see it yet – a sleigh without snow. The progressed moon cycle is actually the funnest to watch because it is a manifester and can be sensed in your own feelings. Let me know if you don’t have these numbers and I will run your chart, which only takes a minute.


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Leo 25: A large camel crossing the desert

camelnessIntroducing Leo the Camel (?)

He’s grounded as solidly as the desert and shows just how far one can go on a little fuel, storing up for the next cycle. Here’s a reference to the promise of a new cycle in the future (planning and conserving), the amazing physical body and what it can do for you (Virgo), gathering and holding meaning (water in the humps) as the way we perceive source and the way to get through  (rather than original consciousness), dwelling under the hottest sun (late Leo) all day.  The largeness of the camel is a reference to its agedness.  Will we have enough as we move forward? Things can get a little tense here. It’s hot as hell, maybe scarcity in the future, and we need to conserve. On the other hand, this energy is set up for success, is following the pack, and has lots of experience.

The 25

You rarely see a camel crossing the desert alone – usually there are groups of them. Referencing “a” camel takes us back into the self. We are the final, latest, oldest Capricorn place – the most  and best manifestation of this sign we will find. Here is in-your-face paradigm. He is pulled in conservatively. The structure of the world, the rules we’ve established for the higher good (which the “self” only kinda gets since these ideas are so advanced). We don’t lose our past experiences. We build upon them.

What’s Next?

It is the last earth you’ll see until Virgo goes into the Taurus numbers, in 7 days. The moon is moving out of Virgo soon, too (this afternoon ET). So expect the days after this to be about this of the self which is more esoteric, working towards wisdom of releasing, looking into the future (yet not being there), and for the early part of Virgo (first 2-3 days) to be difficult to experience what feels substantial.

Much exists beyond this earth place that there is debate about. Here is the border of scientists –  where-after everything not proven like purely mental higher connections, things of the whole of the flow – astrology, intuition, angels, paranormal, fantasy, music – even God (the whole thing)….All of these things exist as part of the whole but exist after earth is over (end of Cappie).  As we live through history, it is lovely to see the things that used to be past the normal paradigm being incorporated – now called “diversity” :-)!!! Science does expand the boundaries! I’m talking late now and we’re only at the 25. Dialing back….

The Patriarch in Late Capricorn

I always think of my dad when I see this symbol. He is a Libra 25, and the most responsible father ever. He had a lot of integrity. These 25 people tend to be in charge of managing the law for the rest of the scallywags. He was one of them, working with the police force. The police must feel as alienated as the astrologers at times, being so late! It’s true, based on my observation and the events in the news recently.

Yesterday’s Cool 24 Experience

My wonderful experience on the 24 was that a friend/reader supplied an example of seeing the symbol in the day as reflected through a “personal sun” – a person or experience in the life. It was as simple and amusing as seeing her grand “sun”  sleeping until 11 and then staying in his pajamas until after 1. The picture just clicked.

Many people have not the slightest idea of what I am talking about and as for the ones who do, they don’t experience it enough, imo. Yet it is the piece I keep going back to as a practice for people, to have that little experience of seeing God, and knowing “God” (the sense of wholeness within, an intelligence beyond your own, everything beyond you, plus you) telling you, “Yes, I am.” So when you do get it, there’s a click, and a little cellular shift, and then once you are open to it, it starts to happen more and more.

Eventually, it becomes more about the number of the day in the sign, and not the sign and number, in a way. This is because the day, like Leo 25, today, has a consciousness that can be found in Aries 25 ( “A double promise,”  where at this point, you realize your Higher Self is much more present than you thought, so the promise is on two levels as the physical is obviously wrought from something higher), a material reality shown in the Taurus 25, a way of naming things that is shown in Gemini 25 – so there become many more places that you see can “see the day” until eventually you see that it plays out every day perfectly, in those you meet and the things that happen to you. It’s like observing the matrix.

thought 24 was a good day for some of the manifestation of what we’ve been talking about to be realized! If you want to try to find the symbol in your day, here are other 25 symbols you can also work with:

Aries: A double promise
Taurus: A large well-kept public park
Gemini: A man trimming palms
Cancer: A dark shadow or mantle thrown suddenly over the right shoulder
Leo: A large camel crossing the desert
Virgo: Flag at half-mast
Libra: Information in the symbol of an autumn leaf
Scorpio: An X-ray
Sagittarius: A chubby boy on a hobbyhorse
Capricorn: An Oriental rug dealer
Aquarius: A butterfly with the right wing more perfectly formed
Pisces: A purging of the priesthood


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Leo 24: An untidy, unkempt man

untidy mebLetting it All Go

This is what happens when the ego sees the higher truth. The man symbolizes Leo in his current state – falling out of cycle. There’s a sense that the self is flailing a little bit now that it’s commencing a week-long decline towards the 30th day and movement into Virgo.  It certainly wasn’t long after the peak that the self fell into disarray. The rest of the fall isn’t so bad (until you get to 29, which can be).  This is just the result of a combination of the initial panic and sharp pullback of falling. Here is a point of realization – creativity needs to come down into something physical so something is still needed. May as well rest until we figure out what it is.

If you recall back on Leo 13, at the end of the blog, I talked about how, when we’re in an early sign, that the daily cyclical energy goes into places that the sign’s energy hasn’t been yet. Because of this, I’m not sure the self really cares at this point. It’s getting a little complex to be fun, and things are supposed to be fun in playful, spirited Leo.  It gets a lazy here. Leo has that reputation sometimes but I think it is the 24 that does that. Remember that besides the degree showing us the day, it also shows the creative side of the 24 degree personality – those born at the sign’s 24th degree.   Leo shows the creative side of each number. So, it’s not just Leo 24, but the 24’s in general who are falling. I’ve married three guys who were 24’s and they each had a somewhat exaggerated unkempt nature.

I’ve Married Three 24’s So Far

Now you might wonder what do I mean I married three guys who were 24s (12:30 on the clock)? So, here’s a quick story that is just another one of those daily strange coincidences (not).  In my chart, at my 9:00, which is my DSC for you astrologers, where my partnership lies, is the point of the yearly 24 (Capricorn 12). My first husband was, in fact, a Leo 24 (and thus today is his birthday). That didn’t last long. My second husband was a mid-Capricorn (his sun was on that 9:00 point), so a 24 in the bigger cycle. There went another year of my life in marital misery. The third husband was a Cancer 24. This lasted much longer and we had a daughter. So, the moral of that story is that I know about 24s! I won’t marry another. That’s the other moral. I didn’t know the definition of the numbers or anything about this crazy synchronicity when I married any of them!

How It Seems To Me

So there is fear as there is now a sense of letting go to the peak. There is a stricter perception of oneself and what is required and it all must be overwhelming. We are very able to see the flaws from the top, as I said yesterday.  The restricting energy is coming in and now we might feel ashamed of not fulfilling responsibilities. This contributes further to the fallout of the energy of Leo. Capricorn comes in and all of a sudden it is very hard to play and have fun and be sunny when there are so many rules and responsibilities. This is what happens when the child is all grown up. The upcoming tasks are daunting to this particular fiery energy.  It is very complex now. The responsibilities are heavy and weigh down the light expression. Our creative expression starts to look more like work (trust me on this, haha). As we release, the singular pointed energy becomes less cohesive because there are so many other points.

So as this sign falls out, it will look like some hopelessness, but yet a push to make it not so. There becomes a concern about one’s health and a commitment to stop playing around so much and start taking care of the self. I’ve gotten to know the pure Virgo energy and I do notice it is serious and grown-up here as it gets later in the sign.

Do We Care At All About the Moon?

Yes, yes, of course! All the planets eventually play in. We are just trying to get a feel for the sun and its expression in the degree so we know what color to paint all these other personality aspects (as represented by the other planet).

The moon is in mid-Virgo (yearly 14).  It seems like the moon is helping us to get a further grasp on the day’s energy. In fact, it puts a stronger emphasis on Virgo and how it is the sign (and all the energies like work and health and purpose) that we will be in next. Funny how this unkempt man would be the opposite of what Virgo would want. Another thing is that there is a positive aspect in today’s chart that lasts until tomorrow where the moon is in a nice angle to Saturn, which is the ruler of this degree in Leo. Anyway, there might not be the super stronger emphasis on Virgo in a different year. I would expect a really nice day, beautiful, productive with some grounding of our creativity, especially when your solar energy is well-directed.



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Leo 23: A Horseback Rider

horsebackrider I Know You, Rider*

Today is the day that holds the perspective of being more astutely aware (than usual) of the ways you, the Self, are able to be above you, the points of lower self.**  It’s a day that we have a sense of oversight regarding the nature our personality points.

In terms of the self, there are many ways to be atop our own self – in terms how we communicate, behave and treat others, or (the self’s points in relationship to others). One of the best case scenarios is that you’re being the self while observing from a higher perspective and respecting the other selves that you encounter. You can see from your Higher Self what is right and what is wrong – for you. You honor that although the day is tiptop, not everyone is in the day yet, so there is greater patience in slowing down the energy and allowing others to have the path for themselves. The Self has a choice, free will and responsibility to behave how it will.

Giddy up, Leo 23

hbr3The Leo 23rd degree represents the self at the top of its game and shining brightly. This one is a triple mix of energies – Sagittarius, Capricorn and everything in-between. The Sag is a highly self-confident, passionate and fiery energy that is similar to a heightened 22 (loving philosophy and religion of all natures). The middle (very top) is a blank space between the first and the third -€”something unfathomable, a quiet place of light silence and connection with the zero-point of breaks, rests and emptiness. The third is the earthly, physical realms of success and achievement. This is where things happen on the material plane (early Capricorn).

Thus, the friendly planets are the Sun, which symbolizes a creative, outgoing and ardent nature, and Saturn, which then confines and constricts this fiery energy to result in an archetype of societal status, duty and perceived success. Because there is a constricting influence of this tiptop sign (because we grow grow grow in 20, 21 and 22, and now we have to pull back, to stop growing and start atrophying)  there is a sense of respect and responsibility that becomes strong. This is real – it comes out of  heightened, passionate and “right” positive thinking.

Look at the way you treat yourself. Do you beat the self in the places you feel you are inadequate? Don’t handle your horse that way. Introduce that zero point of the tippy top into your thoughts and be kind to yourself in all ways. Self love is a theme today as well.

As a Point of Personality

People look up to the 23 naturally, as it the top of the cycle. The 23 person will concretize the  beliefs that the Higher Self has about the self’s points and make them a reality. There is also a very slight implication of falling, which is of course the next step after peaking. In essence, at this step we fall into more structure and thus becomes why the paradigm (cult of personality) is the paradigm. The cardinality has the strength of vim and fire for us to stay upright, a little like walking along the ridge of a mountain.

In terms of energy, there is very little difference between the points of the self and points of the others. Some “others” (close family members for example) are really present all the time. They are a point of reflection, surely, logically. These who are acquaintances are other lesser known or points that need less exercise? If you are completely insular, you better relate to “God” in some way -different points, like hobbies, music, films or books.

Self-Confidence in Every Case

Speaking of reading, I really like this article for today, and the lady’s nickname (Zebra) shows a certain synchronous connection. If you read to the end, you can find some good advice on being the strong confident true self to your flaws along with your beauties. Flaws are something that are identified at the top, of course.  Here’s the article: She was Teased Because of Her Skin


horsebackrider2This was my favorite horseback rider image that had the proper usage rights :-). Notice the presence of the sun. This young draw-er has a good grasp on the basic solar nature.

I hope you have a wonderful day. Think I’ll go horseback riding and see what I can see!


*it’s from a song.

**the self is the singular point of duality and the Higher Self (or Self) is that whole thing inside of you that observes and knows what is right and best for the singular point.


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Leo 22: A carrier pigeon

carrier pigeonAnother bird known for its domestication and practical purposes, now there’s some flying. It sees far and wide, in a way, with the Cancer energy (“homing” pigeon) and even the Virgo energy well-managed. So, it’s a focused and directed man-like energy that is doing more than just entertaining us with its drunken antics like yesterday’s chickens (and we’ll get back to that interpretation later).

It seems the 20 really changed things, in a way.  I had this sense in my morning meditation that it (the energy 2 days ago)  really brought in a powerful personal revelation that transformed the energy into a complete expression of Leo.

The 22

The 22 is late fire, a mid-Sagittarian concept. It truly is mindfulness, in a pointy way.  There is now the ability to direct the passion of the mind better, since there is the maturity of a man, rather than the more boyish 21.  The challenges are still around the ego and the self, even once we know the Self. This is because the only way we can know the self (personality point) is to know it in the context of the whole. Now that we are above it, we have a passion for the message we are to bring.

At the 22, we are also looking at concepts around that which is basic relatedness. We’re back to the 4 – two 2s. There is a back-and-forth between the negative and feminine and high up enough to be more balanced, even though it’s a lot more complex than 4, of course.

You may notice here that there is no more fighting. There is now peace and the ability to contain the energy because there is such a good mix of masculine and feminine in the 22. 22 in the base 30 has same reputation for mastery as the double digits in numerology. The mastery is really over the self, self-love, seeing the Self, that kind of thing. It’s accessible to everyone!

At about this point, I notice that when I’m not thinking about how to define the symbol, I’m thinking how do I get my message out (Mars on the MC at PI 21)? How do I tell people what I’m seeing here? Is the answer to get above? Go directly to the top (meditate), relay the message (in the meditation, through the connection with God) and allow it to cascade? Maybe the answer is to soar and coast a bit.

The Message is a Virgo Thing 

In being in the heights of the self, the pigeon represents the higher realization that the self has an even more meaningful purpose than just the message it brings. Virgo is coming and the health (or, wholeness, presumably fulfilled by 30 days of feminine energy) of the point is necessary. In having this wholeness, the true purpose of the self will be revealed.

So, the carrier pigeon has a double message and it operates on two levels, still a little split one from the other but complete together.  And when Virgo is finished, we’ll be half-way through, have that full-moon experience of reflection about the wholeness of the self, and take the next step into partnership. Yet here, the message is still quite high up – in flight – and has yet to be realized.

I do feel more mindful today. It’s very anxiety-producing, wanting to explain the world to people on a daily blog that no one but the smartest, most gifted, people on earth read! Well, it’s also the money and the teenager and my nerves get wracked. In a way of health. I feel like I’m able to control my anxiety better than I have the last week or so. I know how to calm my deep inner self. I’m really breathing. The GABA is flowing! It then expands into my physical realm so that my tight jaw stops. I do feel more conscious and am above my health concerns.

A Quick “22” Comment

We want to tell the world whatever it is we bring (the message of our self) but it ends up coming out sounding like ego talking for everybody who is still on that self level.  Which is everybody, of course, what with being human and all. That’s duality. Yet all men really are created equal.

Because All Points = Equal

It’s funny because with a trinity consciousness (“it’s all good”), it’s true (due to the basic positivity of oneness, and the points just reflecting variations of this oneness, like a rainbow). And in the duality consciousness it is not true (because all men are not equal on earth. We still actually have slaves in a place called Mauritania (see this avaaz article). We see some who are advantaged and some who are not. And we see some challenging points, and we see whole and complex points that take the good, bad and everything in-between into account. The trinity is now a real thing – on the top,  expressing in late Sagittarius . The 22 is the master and can see above.

Chickens Intoxicated Revisited

Reading back, I see Leo 21 was written by a drunk person. Hehe just kidding. I was stone cold sober or whatever they say :-). The 21 is actually a good point, even in Leo. It is fun, it is wild, it is up and down, and ultimately, it is about love, Here we first encounter the trinity consciousness – the 2, plus the 1, of 21 = 3 – and being in Sag) is a higher way – love consciousness, and acceptance in all its true glory. I’m not being silly; it’s real.

So, that is pretty dang good and reshapes a lot of what was said yesterday, in a way.  In terms of my experience, I was a non-famous extra on a famous TV show. It was my second time. There were a lot of people running around doing nothing like chickens with their heads cut off. There was lots of love on the scene, it seemed. Besides the general good vibe among the the cast and crew, there was a budding romance between extras, and the beauty of the pure solar types all around me. I was captivated. And held captive…until it was over. There was definitely a boring side to it, and also a social side and a third side that was hungry, exhausted, tired of dealing with egos and the need for attention and stardom – mine and everyone else’s side.

Another Personal Example Full of Synchronicity

Yesterday, the sailor tells his family he will be in perfect physical shape next year, and endured a lot of jeering. He’s not in bad shape so it’s not inconceivable. That’s actually his point of ASC (Aries 19 conj. Jupiter 19). So I’m not jeering – I’m praying (taking the philosophical approach and going straight to the higher realms). I would love to see his higher self push his lower self to the next level.

His Aries/Jupiter 19 is not that far off 21’s message (that caring for the health of one’s point with oversight, as well as a perceived silliness). It is around this time of heightened awareness that we begin to see over the top to the other side and realize that this energy will soon be snuffed (although something experienced can not be taken away) and along comes the work and purpose and more practical things of the self in Virgo.

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Leo 21: Chickens Intoxicated

chickenHello, Transpersonal Realm

It’s a very silly place, where Leo is like a chicken. Leo is usually the cat. Or the lion. But placed in this spot in the cycle, here we have Leo the chicken. I can see the egg looking like a sun when it’s cracked.

We just finished up Scorpio, where the self has had some sort of orgasmic experience (at 20 – the Zuni sun-worshippers). Coming out of this transforming energy is the self that knows the self in terms of its potential (the Self!) and, although we are not quite there yet in terms of timing, wants to apply the new-found knowledge to themselves and for everyone else’s life.

Leo 21

This 21 day/degree is associated with Sagittarius energy, so we have that intoxicating influence with lots of fire and spirit. Correlating, Sag is the 9th step in the 12-step cycle, and it is where religion and strong passions come in. Yet, we are still very much in the personal realm of the yearly cycle – between 7:00 and 8:00. Saying, we are late in the month/sign but not quite that advanced from a yearly perspective. Here we have fire on fire and looking like the coops been flown.

An Ego A-fired

Leo gets set in its ways, what with the energy accumulating over 20 -some days. Of course, the intoxicated chickens are making for a good show. Normally, they can’t get off the ground very easily, but lift them up with some spirit – perhaps some form of fermented berries or grapes – and freedom reigns.  I wonder if they would all be fighting each other like the pugilist of Aries 21 (A pugilist entering the ring)? I picture them all trying to fly around. I hear a lot of squawking. It is a frenetic deal.

The ego has a place. It needs to be strong such that we can make our way in life. On the other hand, too strong and it is a hindrance. Obviously, once a self gets a set of beliefs about the world, incorporating these into who they are is helpful, as a kind of roadmap for handling situations for that self.

On the less-wonderful side, there’s a self-righteous vibe here. Once we know the self as the Self and then go back to being the self again (since we’re always in a cycle we forget we’re in), there’s a holdover and we think maybe we can set up the rules  or a sense of order for others. The self’s point of falseness is typically to see all of the world as the self’s point, which it is not. The world can see this and it looks a little funny. This doesn’t matter to the self.  Each strong ego wants everyone to see the wisdom that they bring and only the super-wise do not expect others to adopt their way.

Flightless in Flight?

If Aquarius is the domain of symbolism, and birds in flight symbolize symbolism (being the interface between Heaven and the world), then does a flightless bird, full of vim and vigor, and trying to fly, symbolize an opposing point in the cycle where there is mostly flapping and squawking and of little substance? Too much fire might be hard to direct. It seems there’s little intuition (sense of community mind) but lots of early passion to preach things that may not make sense to others.

Chicken Videos, To Make Your Day Complete

I could not find a video of chickens intoxicated, so instead I am attaching a video of chickens made by a drunk person.


Or how about a video about a dance you can do if you are drunk, that will make you look like a chicken?


 Going Off, Self-Righteously

Here’s a link to a concept that has absolutely no real system or science behind it (except SAD from lacking sunlight). How can something like this even get published? Absolute drivel. Makes no sense. Better than astrology?


“The feels.” What feels? Can we be a little more specific? No, because this is total nonsense.  Right – so anger shouldn’t be a surprise with so much fire in the air. After all, truly, we cannot predict a single reaction from a large random group of people ever.

I think astrology should be approached from a scientific perspective – ordering nature as it exists (which is what the zodiacal circle has already done, hopefully). If everyone learned this, they could appreciate and accept the whole of the world so much better, as well as their beautiful selves.


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Leo 20: The Zuni Sun Worshippers

zuni3 The Zunis are an Indian tribe that have a reservation in New Mexico. There is a brief bit on their religion in wikipedia, naming the Sun Father as one of a trinity that also includes Earth Mother and Moonlight-Giving Mother. Just taken symbolically – well it’s clearly a Leo symbol. They’re worshipping the sun, for goodness sake. Where every month has its own “planet”, the sun is Leo’s (actually a luminary, of course).

I Need a Miracle – Every Day (?)

You may think what is the big deal but the big deal is that the Sabian symbols were assigned randomly, you know – by the universe. I didn’t make up the symbols – they’ve been around since the 1920’s. I’m not making up meanings for them. I mean I am, but, I use a systematic method (using astrology’s symbolism and established ordering and defining) to arrive at meanings for the degree. Then I go to the Sabian symbol to see if it looks anything like that particular energy. And it always does.

zuni2So, this is a little more than a coincidence here, folks. It is perfect synchronicity, not my intuition, that causes the symbols to (practically) always reflect the sign and degree meaning – which is always assigned based on natural order.  If I used a different set of  symbols, would this work? NO. If I reworded these symbols, would this work? AGAIN, NO.It’s like a daily miracle no one is aware of – even astrologers!

What do I mean by Natural Order?

I wrote my thesis on it for my master’s so believe me, I could get into this. But for the sake of the blog…Here’s an example: What comes first, self or relationship? Natural order dictates a strong self that is then ready for partnership. Natural order. Common sense.

Another way natural order can be understood is to think of the life cycle – development through the life is very much a reflection of the natural order. What comes first, marriage or children? Religion or politics? Philosophy or society? Society or community? Or, see the clock. 

Leo 20 – What it Is and Seeing it in the Symbol

So, anyway,  Leo gets a little more dramatic every day. We’ll see when we get to Leo 30 that the creations of the self are messages from the whole (God). In the meantime….

Way beyond the sun being ruler of Leo, there are many more alignments between the meaning given to Leo and the meaning given to 20, and the Zuni sun-worshipper.

The 20…

2o is a highly feminine number and one that is most focused on intimacy and fulfillment of relationship – on all levels – emotionally, intellectually and physically. This is a very complex energy which is quite fixed, meaning very stubborn to be changed. It’s all about fulfilling relationship to realize deep inner transformation. This is the kind of transformation that gets us above ourselves.

The symbol shows the Zunis in relationship. Is the ultimate transformation realized through relationship with the sun as a symbol for the Higher Self?


So right, the sun typically represents the whole Self, with the various days of the year symbolizing the myriad of points of perspective and personality within this. So, they’re embracing something that’s outside of themselves but something is very close to themselves, at the same time. Through the emotional passion projected into the sun, perhaps they increase the passion and energy that relays to their chakras. And they actually do realize personal transformation through this relationship with the sun.

Leo + 20 = Zuni Sunworshipper?

zuni4I’m not sure what it means to be a sun-worshipper but they may have to chose between themselves and their relationship, like it might require them to throw themselves into fire or burn their eyes out or something.  And there is certainly an implication of long-lasting-ness. Like the American Indians. And the sun.

Ultimately, there seems to be this sense of having to chose between self and the partnership (with Self/love/wholeness!) that you’ve created. Here, the self could be sublimated by a greater and transformational experience with “the other” (who is really just a projection of the self as a Self- probably not the who the other is at all). This experience is a catapult to the next step.*

Embracing the Fire Within

Again, here is an energy that I relate to.  Of course, the sun in the sky is still within orb of that nice trine with my solar point.  I have a sense of a relationship with the sun in that I mindfully foster.

I like to think of the sun as my friend, who will express in a benevolent way that I can adopt.  I try to get more sun in my life. I do like to be outside, but there are other ways to get sun, too. I think eating raw foods bring in the particles of sunlight, drinking pure water, watching the sunrise, taking pictures of the sunset – those kinds of things. I see my Sunology practice as serving as another way I get more sun in my life. Ultimately, any interaction or experience in life could be considered a solar practice. One day at a time, right?

Will the Sun be the Great Healer of the Future?

zuni sun 1In the future I expect that embracing the sun (fire) in its many manifestations will be found to be a predictor of good health and vitality. I read in the news today that spiritual (again, fire) people handle cancer better than non-spiritual people do. They made a point of saying these are not people that go to church but it’s the people who relate or say yes to being spiritual, which in my opinion means that they have a strong fire component to their personality.

Of course, anybody can be spiritual but most people are not focused there naturally (as it, too, is just one point of many for humanity). Many do not have that strong fire component or realize the benefits (strength of the blood and the heart and general vitality). But when those without a strong fire component learn to direct what they do have in a healthy way, it can be used like REIKI.

Extra sun means an extra sense of connection. The more connected I find myself, the more I can see the whole thing. In a world of duality, where I am a self, it helps to have the Self on my side.

OK, until tomorrow! Enjoy the sun!

* although I’d say the daily rising of the sun is probably the most basic catapulting influence (on our consciousness). It’s a push from a fire/spirit influence, either way.

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Leo 19: A Houseboat Party

houseboat party

A houseboat party can be a pretty sexy thing, I am noticing as I peruse the images. Everyone dresses in swimsuits and dances. The champagne is flowing!

I used to live on a houseboat. Perhaps there was a party or two. That nice astrological angle from yesterday still exists for me. Yes. the resonation still vibrates nicely but the energy takes a step further along the cycle.

Now it has moved out of the lowest degrees of Scorpio, where things can stay general and lacking in detail, thus a little more acceptable, into specific kinds of teen-aged degrees that act up, show off, and and cause drama. In a good way. We can’t get off this boat, so we better get along with everyone. Things can get intimate and thus more emotional and extreme.

Something reminds me of this scene on an airplane…I think it was Spinal Tap – where everyone thinks they are going to die and start confessing and apologizing, and then everything is OK and they all have to stay side by side for another few hours, dwelling and wallowing in their self-revelation.

We do project, you do reveal yourself through your words and actions. Yes, I can be negative in a positive degree. This degree is actually more Neptunian (about the water) than Plutoian (about endings). But I’m trying make a point about the level of intimacy this perspective appreciates. I have a friend who is a 19 and she writes erotica. She hasn’t branched in the niche of houseboat erotica yet but when she does, watch out, world!

That which is focused on at a day like this shows your personal needs from others and the issues of dependence and independence start to play out. The self will prevail in this little game of being in the emotions and above the emotions at the same time, and the ego can be more concretized in putting the emotions in a place of simultaneous control and submission.  Notice how the houseboat is its own little island. You and everyone else, all in the same boat, geared for strong egos about what life means to them and intimate conversation.

Sea-sick? Tough luck. Go lie down. Someone will probably climb on top of you, fall on you, ruin one of your possessions or humiliate you; it’s just that kind of perspective. No, I’m joking. Best case scenario, you’ll read something that implies all this and you’ll get away unscathed. There are benefits to aligning yourself with the point of the day. Gentler encounters may result.

houseboat2Is this your point? It’s Leo. It is really fun, because there can be dancing, eating, stepping outdoors, changing the environment completely. There’s confidence at the 16, freedom earned at the 17,  solitude in the intellect at the 18, and now it’s given meaning and depth while keeping one’s ahead above the water. Remembering this perspective is also about your relationship with what you’ve created.

The symbol is alluding to the state of being above the water. Following normal symbolic understanding of water, it references the personal emotional state in relationship with a loved one. In context, it is specifically about the emotion of interaction with another point, one that reflects you, one you might see in a partner or in something you have created, like a child or a self-expression.

Yes, 19 is a water number, associated with the dark/feminine sign of Scorpio. The darker, the deeper, is what I gather. And yet in Leo, we have a party. In all the pictures, it is day time not night time. And we are above the water. What a relief to be able to be so grounded in the self and ego that we can be above our emotions and have so much fun. It’s almost like the 19 day is overshadowed by the sunshine that Leo brings. And it’s really no wonder. Four more days of building the creative expression (day 23 is the peak) and then  a release.


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Leo 18: A teacher of chemistry

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Please, Stay With Me

Well, it’s my day in a way – what with being born on the 18th degree of a different fire sign. I see my Sunology creation in this symbol of the teacher of chemistry.

For example, in chemistry, you are learning the Periodic Table of Elements. In Sunology, you are learning the degrees, each with its own symbol. Each element is a build upon the last, as is true with the degrees around the zodiacal circle. What is “chemistry” about what I do? 18 is the middle partnership number, so it is about the poles of female and male, and the connection in between.  Now I talk plenty about that! Every point in itself represent a duality from the whole. So I usually break the 12 into two pieces to begin with, to explain basic masculine and basic feminine energy – what these look like, and go from there.

But when I go…I really go into too much detail and everyone gets confused.  The more I talk, the more confusing it becomes. Diagrams hep. A lot. The real rubber meets the road when the intellect spins itself into what-if scenarios between one element and another until an experiment must be done for proof! Then in that in-between place, the zero-point between the masculine and feminine poles…Poof! An explosion? That grounds us down and gets us closer to the truth of fusion (Libra intellect into Scorpio intimacy).

Quick Lesson

There are a few different uses for these degrees. What we’ve been talking about so far is seeing them as daily perspectives. Today I am identifying with a degree (my “birthday” degree – the degree the sun was in when I was born, the 18th). I really think the Leo symbol shows you how that point creates or how it is the self, or how the person expresses or what the creativity looks like. Would you like to know what yours is? Just send me your birthday, time and place and I will tell you.

More Comparisons with the Symbol and Sunology

I know my stuff is quite teacher-y. Maybe too preachy. I want to interact but sometimes it comes off a little dry – until it sinks in. To understand Sunology, your intellect must be able to go broad – able to extrapolate into a beyond-ness beyond our current beyond.  The silent place is actually where all the action finally happens. And then I put myself in the other’s place almost too much – trying to be a student from the teacher’s perspective. And I tailor it ever more carefully, until again it goes to nothing.

Clearly the 18 is not without its faults. It’s a wonder anything can be taught at all. :-)  So, yes, I know I’m a natural 18. Can anyone fix me? LOL! No…although I can become more through awareness. I can balance my approach, less intellect, more connection. I can try to throw some real life examples in, not just the experiments! Show, don’t tell! Be factual, be practical, be relational, be social, be intellectual…Be what’s real. Deliver proof!


chemteacherThe Teacher in Me, Popping Out

Would another number do to describe me? Yes, but not very many of the other numbers would be so perfect to represent my creation. Other numbers would describe different aspects of me, but that gets too complicated for these early lessons. Later, you’ll be able to synthesize this for yourself.

We are going to have fun. Once you know the cycle half-way decently, then you can find where you are in it, in lots of different ways, and where your friends are. Also, you’ll be able to look at personal cycles from a 30 month and 30-year perspective. Hang in there, lots of interesting stuff to come (you advertisement from you teacher of chemistry :-))

Key words for 18

This is a Libra/Scorpio day with silent mid-point; partners and relationships; other-oriented; suspicions; people-pleasing; well-mannered; high social focus; symbolism; connections; mysteries; flirtation with darkness; love of puzzles (putting things together); analysis; issues of reciprocity; control around dark emotions; meditation; slow release; change-agent.

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Leo 17: A nonvested church choir

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Check Out the Talents!

Leo 17 can be a very dramatic and interactive approach! Granted – it’s a spirited day and in Leo, and it likes to show off this self, in all its many voices and expressions. It’s also like a day of being equal in partnership when the higher interest is the self. So, there is a focus on the partner but it is mostly in terms of what passion the self wants to bring. It’s very individualistic.

Why a nonvested choir? Leo can be unrelentingly upbeat and positive. Every man for himself! Yet stick with the group! Non-vested, so there is that implication of freedom. The lack of commitment comes from an association with the planet Uranus. Why? I’m not sure. Planets get matched up with energies.

Anyway,  you can hear this Leo coming! It’s teen-aged level masculine energy, so this is especially artistic, creative, and pulling from the self’s inner resources.

Now we are past the midway point in Leo and in an exciting number.  There is a pattern when you correlate the 12 over the 30, which is for every 2 signs, there are five degrees (see the clock in the sidebar). So, the ones ending in 7 are heightened expressions of the mental faculties. Meaning that there is a bright and interactive quality to this perspective as well.

Can you see that with the symbol of the non-vested church choir?

That connection to 17 gives this Leo energy more of an ability to grasp intangibilities and synchronicities better than other days. If you resonate with this energy, it can be an exciting influence. 17 asserts freedom from the dependence-oriented 16 and is prone to radical and surprising swings.

There is also a twist or a sense of edginess due to a kind of separateness and erratic nature of the basic consciousness of 17. Seventeen is also idealistic when it comes to one-on-one relating and creates reciprocity, equality and independence within dependence. This can be really good because there is a humanitarian appreciation for others that leads to self-love. At 17, the ultimate heightened awareness comes through seeing the path as a dance of impartiality and love consciousness for the God in the other. After all, they are the mirror for you to know yourself better.

Key words:

Ideals; marriage equality; uniqueness, need for space; commitment issues; independency; freedom; unpredictable and unusual; being progressive or alternative, seeing differences between people yet still relational; intellectual or highly alert approach; detachment from identity and dependency; independence in togetherness; socially aware and impersonal. 17 rules concepts like homosexuality and androgyny.

All the 17 Symbols

Aries: Two prim spinsters
Taurus: A battle between the swords and the torches
Gemini: The head of health dissolved into the head of mentality
Cancer: The germ grows into knowledge and life
Leo: A non-vested church choir
Virgo: A volcano in eruption
Libra: A retired sea captain
Scorpio: A woman the father of her child
Sagittarius: An Easter sunrise service
Capricorn: A girl surreptitiously bathing in the nude
Aquarius: A watchdog standing guard
Pisces: An Easter promenade

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Leo 16: Sunshine Just After a Storm


Sweet Sixteen Shows Her Sunny Side

Relating works in many ways. Three come to mind. First the other person acts to reflect you and clarify your own point of consciousness. Second, they are another group of points of perspective, and thus offer a way to learn about these other points. This helps to make you more whole, to help you accept more. Third, profound personal transformation comes from relating! We’ll see how that works, as we progress through the next five days, which are the relationship days of the month.

16 is partnership, it’s 9:00 on the Sunology clock (halfway around). You look from your point of view at 3:00 across the axis to the other. They show you you. Here are two halves – balance. At the Sixteen, the perspective takes pursuit, in order to get some experience with the other. The energy is about partnerships, socializing, issues of codependence, and having peace vs. tension. Well, of course it is getting complicated when you add the other into your mix, as if they were part of you! Clearly, you cannot have relationship before the self is developed, because you are going to need that strong self to figure out what the heck is going on. So that’s what we are really doing here. We’re evaluating the other in terms of who we are. Sunshine realizes it needs a storm to make others appreciate it.

Maybe the self as a point typically views their side as right and the other side as something like a storm – a piece outside of them blowing through or an emotional complicated troublesome influence? Especially when being assertively the self, as the 16th degree would. See how the sentences I say about what Leo would look like at the 16th degree fit the symbol so well?

Words for the 16th Day

Boyish and excited relational energy; co-dependency, projection and reflection; bargaining and negotiating; direct; active interest in the other; sociability; the thinking-level nature; moving from self-focus into better other-awareness; pursuit of relationship; seeking balance and reciprocity; directness; projection; a point of realization (aha!).

Quick Sunology-Related Thought

Speaking as broadly as the 30-day cycle or even the yearly cycle (roughly twelve 30-day cycles), there do not seem to be “good” days and “bad” days. Some of the symbols look a little rough but this still doesn’t pan out to good and bad. Follow the cycle to find what days you resonate with. Every day is taken from a matter of your perspective. The moon is actually amazingly accurate in revealing the events of the day. Sometimes when I want to be even clearer on the day, I will watch the moon’s degrees tick through the hours. I love to feel the shifts. Because the entire cycle is love, there is love in every piece.

All of Sixteen’s Sweet Symbols

Aries: Brownies dancing in the setting sun
Taurus: An old man attempting vainly to reveal the mysteries
Gemini: A woman suffragist orating
Cancer: The man before a square with the manuscript scroll before him
Leo: Sunshine just after a storm
Virgo: An orangutan
Libra: The boat landing washed away
Scorpio: A girl’s face breaking into a smile
Sagittarius: Seagulls watching a ship
Capricorn: Boys and girls in gymnasium suits
Aquarius: The big businessman at his desk
Pisces: The flow of inspiration



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How Does it Work Again?

heart 1Each sign/degree combination (like Leo 15, for example) is one of the 360 different positions (30 degrees in 12 signs) that the earth travels through, moving one step a day (in relationship to the sun) throughout a year. By making a full circle every year, it makes a pattern of energy of natural order that we all know and love. Meaning, it (theoretically) forms everything that is. In any case, this day, like all the days in history, symbolizes one step/day along a whole circle of steps that ultimately expresses everything in its natural order (the circle being a year). It has its own meaning, unique to the other 359 days/steps, that is based on where it exists in relationship to the whole.

This is a two-dimensional explanation of a multi-dimensional process, of course. Can we, as humans, ever care mindfully about the steps we take? Mindfully enough to see all the beauty and symbolism that exists – not just in our dreams but in our real life? Life expresses in perfect natural order around us, presenting us with the point of the day in our like we are the most special individual beings on earth and we don’t even realize it. Seeing a little bit of it through synchronicity is wonderful and fun.

Yes, there are 365 days in a year and 360 steps, but those 5 days are my holidays! lol! The more I try to explain on this the more complicated it gets! :-). Have a great day!

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Leo 15: A pageant

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OK, I’ve gotta be funny. I don’t want you bored or troubled after two blogs on 14. YES we made it to 15! It’s majestic, it’s thinks it’s complete, and it’s like a play. It has performers, an audience and there is probably a stage. Maybe there’s a float. Certainly there are beautiful women. Imagine the fun and excitement!

Personal Experience

I was in a pageant when I was about 12. It was a large stadium-sized re-enactment of the historical event of people coming from the east to settle California. And yes, you didn’t ask, but I was born in Sacramento, California. My parents were from Pennsylvania, and my mother was also in the pageant, so maybe she was living life a little symbolically.

How Does it Work Again?

Leo 15 is one of the 360 different positions that the earth travels through, moving one step a  day (in relationship to the sun). It makes a full circle every year and in doing so, makes a pattern of energy that (theoretically) forms everything that is. In any case, this day, like all the Leo 15 days in history, symbolizes one step/day along a whole circle of steps that ultimately expresses everything in its natural order (the circle being a year). It has its own meaning, unique to the other 359 days/steps, that is based on where it exists in relationship to the whole.*

What’s Leo and What’s 15?

beautiesSo, the energy of the day at the 15th degree of the sign/month is understood to be of functional structure, femininity, gentility and a bit routine.  There is exactness and refinement. Leo is naturally a lot of show in a fiery, proud way, but this particular breed of demonstration is a little more pulled in. You see the aspect of  repeat or pattern that comes up at 15. This degree appreciates perfection in presentation. The style, routine, predictability, fashion, beauty and natural Venusian expressions are highlighted. You can feel the heat of Leo building. There *is* going to be a party.

beauties 2The friendly planet is Venus, in both 15 and 16. Leo’s 15 is not the Brazilian beauty, dressed in feathers and stilettos. I would think that would be 16.  At 15, like the pageant, there is a showing of the self, but in a way more grounded and natural. An earthy Venus is one of a more comfortable loveliness. There is exquisite-ness and the maintenance of  feminine mystique. 15’s form follows its function in practical signs. In Leo, it is a bit looser but still demanding to form.


What kind of pageant is this? Rudhyar (the great early humanist astrologer) reworded this to be Mardi Gras. At Leo 15, we are at midsummer!

* This is a two-dimensional explanation for a multi-dimensional process, so it’s flat, but that must be, for you to begin to understand this.

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Day 14 Revisited

IMG_7027Well I had my little day 14 experience! I allowed a friend and her friend to go to the beach in my neighborhood to fish and crab yesterday. Around 6 o’clock (bottom of the clock), I get a text that they have been asked to leave because I need to be there with them. So I went down and I was faced with a very belligerent, angry, conservative, puffed-up man. His wife, who was waiting for him in a golf cart, was also very angry.

Faced head-on with this up-tight man, I was informed that the rules were my guests could not be there without me. I had not heard of these rules. Did I forget to mention 14 is rules? It is Saturnian so I know I said the energy is like being in a box, confined, structured and restrained from your God-given right of freedom. All the signs around the beach said residents and guests only. So, he repeated himself over and over again. He wanted to escalate the friction, it seemed.

Slipping Into Wholeness as a Defense

I started to get curious as to what the universe was up to. I asked him why did they have that rule? And it set him off, explaining about how if 278 people all had their guests at the beach, things would be out of control! I see he was talking about a point of fear or lack (14?). I wanted to stay in the wholeness. I care more about being charitable. Being confronted seemed an offense. If I could remember this man was symbolizing the point of the sun, I might be able to stay in the love place as he exploded.  I really was face-to-face with somebody who believed that rules were more important than friends with neighbors or allowing people without the same benefits as ourselves to enjoy a little of our good fortune. This is the sun? Yikes! Well, we have to have rules, I suppose.

pageant15 (A Pageant) Gets Better

Perhaps if the moon had not been in fiery Aries and the sun in fiery Leo, the neighbor could have waited until this afternoon when things are more civilized to discuss his concerns. Maybe an email reminder of rules to everyone. Of course, I went home and looked them up and it’s true. No guests without me there. :-(

What’s 14?

Just this idea of a single point, staying on track, following the rules, being conservative (feminine), and worrying about lack.

What Part is Leo?

The ego believing it is right, lacking in a sense of wholeness due to a needfully strong point of singularity. How a point behaves in Leo tells you a lot about the point in the other signs. Think of the point as the perspective or color this day is painted.

self and Self

The distinction is one is a point within the whole and the other is mindful of all points. We’re still early here to see the Self (obviously). I had a hard time holding onto the Self when faced with 14, my self!!! With only the self (a piece), the larger, more global Self gets lost, and my best bet yesterday was just to follow the rules and not to look up, it seemed! When I love my work place or my county, the place I work, or the town I live in, more than the whole or globally or the larger perspective, I become limited and things outside of my Self can reflect back strongly as the singular point of the day.

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Leo 14: A human soul awaiting opportunity for expression (happens around noon ET)

soulwaitingInteresting that this one is so keen on waiting. There is a certain tightness, a Virgo-esque quality, to this symbol, for a soul would normally be free, without the waiting constraints of the world of duality. But today is a 14, and a Virgo/earth day, in a fire month. Assuming this human soul is as free as the next, the waiting must be a conscious action. Underneath the apparent holding back is a sense of timing. A track that this soul is on, patiently or maybe not…..maybe wisely and with discipline, making his or her way into the world of play. It reminds me a bit of little girls doing that thing with their hands right before they jump into the jump rope. The soul has also the ephemeral quality that is fitting for a fire sign.

When Light Plays With “Hardship”

This is the anniversary day of a wedding I officiated in 2012. You know, I don’t like to call the 14 a “day of hardship” but it can be known as such, if understood properly, objectively. Just a friendly reminder that the featured planet is Saturn. Saturn is the stern taskmaster and there is a focus on personal karma. There’s structure around some free fiery thing. These actions of the self are perspectives, all of which create more perspective (karma).

Highlight on Health and Sickness – Virgo Things

In this case, the bride’s mother was too sick to travel and her father needed to stay with her so he could not walk the beauty down the aisle. The groom was a young man and very ill with a serious form of leukemia. In retrospect, he was the soul awaiting the opportunity, because he died in October, a few months after the wedding. Both bride and groom had their priorities in line because of the struggles they had endured.

Seeing what a magical day it was, with the moon in Pisces (2012) and the delight of his and her family and friends to be had, I predicted a good day. I also said I would pray for no rain, which came true, which was good since there was no back-up indoor plan B.

What wasn’t taken into account was the wind, humidity and heat. But it was at a beautiful setting on the bay (mid-earth, nature). The groom fell down after chasing the children, ripping his pants and banging his ear. A quick healing (Virgo-oriented, 14) and some concern were offered. The groom’s mother and I had connected before at her ex-husband’s funeral and she was upset that he was stressing himself. She said his five sisters were keeping him well medicated.

At some point, I met the bride in the ladies’ room, early-on, while she was fretting about her parents not able to come and she said, (with a somewhat accusatory tone), “I thought you said it was going to be a good day.” Well, actually, I knew it was a 14 so I must have whispered “day of hardship” at some point during our first meeting. The only thing, with the sun in Leo, there is always going to be some sunny benefit to fall back upon.

When Grand Idea of Self Faces a Slight Hesitation

But in fact it was….another day in the heaven of this earth, another day to talk and hear about love consciousness and the trinity and be met with blank stares as if I was from another planet. I tried to explain adding three-ness to the life; no use. The thirty day cycle – making it a priority in one’s thought, to add more trinity, more goodness, more flow, better luck, an ability to create heaven on earth, at least for a moment…. and somehow some people hear that I want to structure the entirety of experience and box us into certainty and assign blame. Voila, day 14! (Notice how I make it personal, also 14.)

It’s Leo, Right?

Right, we are in the middle of the Leo cycle now. Some of the Leo themes have been ego, self, love (heart), passion, and Self. I would equate the “human soul” to self, in one way. My grandmother used to say I was a “sweet little soul” but there was always implied some human component. So, there is discipline that could benefit the situation of Leo – think of it as a cooling-off period.

What’s Next?

It’s been a good party so far. Tomorrow’s a service and refinement day and then we get into the five relationship days (16 through 20, or Libra/Scorpio), where a lot of growth can be experienced. Then we have the highlights of the sign in the five days after that. So enjoy yourself now that we are in Leo and going to have fun for a couple of weeks.

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Leo 13: An old sea captain rocking

Looking Back to Get What’s Now

Yesterday and Sunday were super-sunny-self-spirit (if you could get beyond the wickedly-Piscean Pisces moon) and today, around noon ET, there is a break. We’re still in Leo but between the Aries moon (which I’m taking more seriously after the Pisces moon clouded my two sunniest Leo days!), and the little zero point in the 13th day, it is advised to understand we are all selfish and we have no choice but to follow the path of the self. Therefore, it is better to accept the other and know the other is truly the self and they don’t have a choice either. This will broaden you and give you more points of self, thus less ego – the focus on a singular point above all others.

Leo Starts to Love

heart 1I don’t know how to emphasize strongly enough from my days as a hospice chaplain how totally important love is throughout life. Love is first and foremost in all human (self) interaction with other (person, thing or experience). Look back. Was your action about love? Love of life, love of the play, love of the brilliant self? Leo begins to be love (more consciously) after the 10, which is when it is best compassionately encountered. Those who are in this oversight have no trouble appreciating the other person even if they themselves are being “dualized” by that person. The Self knows that when we reach the end, all we have is this extension of our self.


We could look to Leo 30 to understand more about the point between Leo and Virgo, right? And we can also use common sense. Spirit, which is invisible, goes into the physical, which, by definition is formed and concrete. This is a space between the highest personal fire (selfishness and loneliness?!) and the most general expression of useful purpose (what’s my daily grind, my work, routine). Yet we are still in Leo so the energy of fire is maintained at the core. You have the rocking, and it is perfect, because it is that mutable and Mercurial and shows the vacillating routine. The rocking is in between Leo and Virgo. The sea is the whole thing, an ocean of aloneness. The captain is the king or “ruler” of such. So he’s in the middle.


Why an Old Sea Captain?

In the time since I’ve known this sea captain, he’s grown older, and satellite has become accessible when it was not in the beginning. At first, I wouldn’t know if he would come back alive. Now he can reach people on the satellite phone and they can track his movement with the GPS SPOT tracker.  So now the sea captains are not so alone but they used to be completely cut off from the world. The old ones would know about the solitude. And I used to live on a boat so I know how dependent one becomes upon the rocking for sleep and how the rocking can keep one in that place of silent peace.

Thirteen is climbing in the cycle, at one of the steepest points, exerting the self, which turns introspectively inward, now that the self has experienced one level where it is sort of out of control, festive and free. The self, too, is getting old here and yet now more loving and capable of maintaining the space it is most comfortable with.  I imagine it gets boring fast. Thank goodness there is that rock back into the past where there was the greatness of the sea of self.

Virgo is crazy about being precise. The sea captain has to be ever on guard for mistakes of his own. He also must be very intuitive and tuned into the self. When we get into these numbers that represent concepts past Leo (13 and beyond) while in Leo (the first self-aware sign), it gets a little funny because “they” (this perspective, mind you) start talking about things they nothing about. For example, work. The job of sea captain is quite a bit of lolling about. And relationships. How difficult it is to be alone all the time, out at sea, while leaving the “other” in their life alone.

There becomes a focus on the details of how to interact with the tangible world of usefulness and purpose. Sometimes, nervousness and anxiety are created (Virgo). Or autism (the mind has another level of engagement that happens when there is zero interaction perceived). Here we can see that when the ego’s passion is removed from the equation, creativity can speak for itself. It’s the flow of spirit through that space which creates and when one is self-aware, the creation is God-like. With the healthy ego that was formed in 11 and 12 now held in check, there is time to give what you have to show as well as show what you have to give. It’s also a good day to release the past and embrace this new stronger sense of self and Self. Leave the ego behind.



Leo 13: An old sea captain rocking

Words for the 13th Day

Leo/Virgo type of day, Tuesday, August 4 : creative frustration; dedication to service; nervous energy; dependability; seeking dignity in service; whole-heartedness; perfectionism; self-expression to the point of grounding down into the mundane; stability; order; purity in service.

The sea captain symbol can help define this point of the zodiac when taken in context of where it falls in the year and thus in relationship to the other points that grows the whole (of everything!)


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Leo 12: An evening lawn party

evening lawnpartyIt’s a 12 today. It’s a sunny day in Leo’s world, with the sun in its own sign and its own degree. I’ve watched the sunrise. I’ve eaten a dozen fresh figs off the tree outside. I am working on a response paper to my own artwork. Leo and 12 are both creative expression so that should be easy. But how can one respond to one’s own artwork? Even while creating it, I was just doing what felt natural. Is that so special? Does anyone care? Isn’t art the flow of God through one’s self? I mean, on the best days. Was that what it was?

It sounds like a tropical rain forest outside the door because the two huge fig trees are brimming over with ripe figs and the birds are eating all the ones I cannot reach. The evening lawn party is fully in the swing of the fun and playtime that Leo brings. Some of the keywords include a sense of the child-like fun, a noisiness that leads, leadership; up-beat; pride; fiery; open; self-expressive; bossy; proving the self for the self’s sake; passion for the self; fired-up with confidence; new approaches; sunlight-filled; self-assertive; kingly and queenly; fun-filled and lifted.

OK! Well, it would be noisy (like my bird-filled tree), it would be festive in the way of the self. The king/queen vibe relates to the host and hostess at the party. The queen is busy but regal, flowing around, dressed in something from the 70’s. The king is the ruler of the grill.

I just had this thought, it is well to remember that fire is more flowing than angular. It goes back to the foundation of the glassblowers at 9. We are working with something that can be shaped more than the lower expression of the fixed fire (Leo) of the Base 12. So even the sign expresses more Base 30 than Base 12 in the Sunology.


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Leo 11: Children on a swing in a huge oak tree

children swining


Children Represent Points of Perspective

The sun is in Leo, in the young part of a Leo degree (11), expressing a super up-beat playful vibe. Between the children and the swing is clearly a lift, needed at this point. We’re feeling enthusiastic and a little celebratory. Leo 13 also has the back and forth movement but whereas that seems more like moving back into the past of self glorified, this is more about being in two separate moments, both good, the 11’s head-to-head tendency. The fire of our spirit or energy pushes us forward and allows a playful falling back, being held securely. If the children are the aspects of the self, the various points building from the egoic base, they’re gearing up now for fuller and healthier expression as time marches on.

The huge oak tree conjures the impression of being firmly grounded, or secure, in the sense of self. There’s a chance to fall but not too far. This perspective is the basic ego growing into an independent self with personality and all its associated cycles. It knows itself and wants to be itself – yet this is prior to being grown-up and having to work to care for this self.

The Full Moon Last Friday Morning

I want to say a quick thing about the full moon, and that was an awareness about the self and its freedom (or spirit or maybe even birth right) that each individual person has to follow the circumstances of their self in their efforts to become aware of the Self.

What Have We to Look Forward to?

And yes, if you’ve been following along, you’ll know we are back in the positive way of looking at things. There’s a sense that things will get better just by having a clearer understanding of who we are. The self’s communicating faculties are ready to fully express themselves. There’s a touch of innocence again. Yet it’s more advanced than that. Because Leo 11 falls in the first twelve degrees of a masculine sign, there is a forthright and frank expression that knows how the self is best expressed. Degree 11 knows wholeness by pursuing and expressing the true self without worrying about the rest of the world too much. In exchange, it honors that others must do the same.

Leo type of day – Keywords for all 11’s

Playful; forward push, youngish (like the energy of a little boy); enthusiasm; child-like; up-beat; pride; fiery; open; self-expressive; bossy; proving the self for the self’s sake; passion for the self; fired-up with confidence; new approaches; head-to-head; light-filled; self-assertive; kingly and queenly; fun-filled and lifted. Look for Leo manifestations – Hair. Cats. Fun.

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Leo 10: Early morning dew

dew with sun

We’re Cared For

What happens when you mix passion with water in an early expression?

The dew comes from the sun’s shine and the condensation of the air as the sun begins to rise and heat up in the morning. Because hot dry air rises and the heavier air falls, the air heavy with water settles on the grass, which typically symbolizes cultivation or domestication.  Leo is growing out of the bottom of its foundation.

The perspective of 10 is emotionally vulnerable yet steps out to do what it can naturally, here. Correlating with the late degrees of the feminine sign of Cancer, it is similar to 9 and there is still a lot of sensitivity, but there is a maturity and a confidence or emotional strength (grounding) where more is possible.

In a way, here is child-birth of the child of yourself. There is a much stronger sense for how that softness and heaviness nurtures, through predictability, by being settled and secure. There is immediacy in this image. The message feels fresh and optimistic. The wavering in the sense of self is now settled.

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Leo 9: Glass blowers


Artists and Their Children

We’re in that place where the hollow gets created in Leo. If we were 100% certain yesterday (the Bolshevik), today we are softer, more sympathetic, and tend to come from that place that needs sympathy as well (the glassblower, “Oh, my art! It’s so hot here!”).

Sometimes I miss the important things until I see an image. Glass blowers is a little showy, actually. Many times, there are spectators, watching the formation of their art.

Glass blowers shape under the constraint of the will of their creation. Whereas on a general level, the Bolshevik is quite self-assured, there’s a little pulling here and pushing there, which will mold the ego into something pretty, a little dissolved granted, but getting past simple expression into feeling an ability to control the flow of the cycle. The flow of the heavy lava-like substance has a heavy Cancerian wetness. We’re getting into the child as a offshoot of the ego.

Here is the fire added to earth, with air used for shaping and cooled with water. We become attached to our little creations, which in the case of glass blowers could be pretty little animals with spiraling tails. We are the glass blowers and our creations are now the “stylized” ego points we’ve chosen. To have no point is not possible in a world of object permanence. Just that image that it gets set and then it is permanent. Too rough with it and it goes back to being nothing.At first, it’s shaped and then the fragile ego can easily be broken in Leo. The glass blowers themselves are us, a person who might have to reshape the ego over and over again, as we go through the yearly cycles.

The light can shine through the product and it makes it more beautiful. Compare this to the diamond, the flowers, the crystal of earlier “9” symbols. Here, if you blow too hard, or give too much air, over-analyze it, it will break. The glass blower is the creator of your ego, which goes on to reflect the original intention of the greater artist. Made in the image, and such.

Egos Are Naturally Skeptical

I keep finding myself talking to the skeptic. Here we go again. I think it is because it is the self/ego that is the greatest skeptic. “How can there be anything outside the self?” the self asks. How can there be something the self doesn’t understand or hasn’t seen or can’t be explained in a way the self gets? What if you are a self in a particular paradigm, one that we know on a deeper level exists (or how would everything be defined), yet unable to connect to this knowing enough to corroborate it. The self that is not aware of the perfection of the paradigm of natural order doesn’t even know how it has become formalized.

Annoying Egos

For example, this article: http://www.salon.com/2015/07/29/what_your_date_of_birth_says_about_you_partner/?source=newsletter was posted on our astrology board and there is no one in our field to offer understanding to the author when she writes, “I personally think astrology is fun but also completely useless, an opinion supported by numerous studies and social experiments.” Alternet. Hmmm. She might not be the best one to report on this. I volunteer to be the person to straighten up the skeptics. Goodness.
So the bigger the ego, the more delicate the situation. The more the air is able to be stored in a self, the more the thought is cleaved around, until we become a veritable reflection rather than something of substance. Then the thoughts leave and all that is left is the form of the ego. Because it is at our foundation, we actually have to be very careful with it, to the extent that most people can live a lie (duality) on earth and be OK with it.

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The Reflection of 8 and the Full Moon


Being in the Eight

So yes, the Bolsheviks wanted everyone 100% loyal to them and the propagandists had established that those who were not with them were crazy (8).  So they used punitive psychiatry (8 and 9, and Cancer) against dissenters. They were locking up sane people in mental hospitals for life because they were the opposition. Which, when you think of it, is a very cruel lie (to themselves as well, who must live in this).  And hell-ish, which is the bottom of the cycle, when it can spiral ever downward. Again, the answer to reconciling this ever-“dualizing” energy is the 3, accessible through meditation, sun-gazing (raw fruit and veggies, sunshine, etc – sun in any form :-)) because it brings in more zero, which, when accessed from that angle, is pure love.

I don’t think real “evil” even comes in until the 8, and it can always be suspended through staying in the middle place or going forward into the 10 (compassion).

Note there also begins a stronger sense of patterns and cycles at this point in the order.

Full Moon in Aquarius

For the full moon, the moon is at Aquarius 8: “Beautifully gowned wax figures.” Perhaps this refers to the ultimate emptiness of the ego. Release of mind. Enjoyment and celebration  of exhibition and display.  I’m trying to get deep but the wax figures aren’t quite real. They’re symbolic, in an Aquarian kind of way. There’s a lot that implies reflection. In Aquarius, we might not expect anything real, but in a fire sign like Leo, that isn’t real either. Aquarius is aloof. Aquarius has no time for the fiery hot passion of ego. Leo wants to get more personal so you can see how lovely they really are. Because of the two uplifted signs, they are like two teams, or like twins, but ultimately everyone is crazy.

Teen-Ager Party at the Beach

Being grown-up , I plan to express the best part of the Aquarian moon tonight and be a present but silent member of the party. I can be in oversight. I’m there as a bit of a display, a chaperone. Ultimately, the allegiance of love is for the egoic safety, psychological security, and a solid foundation to the self for each individual.

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Thursday, Leo 8: A Bolshevik Propanganadist

bolshevik sunThe Ego Inflated

There is a lot of creativity at this point, where the things we’ve defined have given way to reveal their meaning, At the same time, however fascinating a person is, over time, they dissolve down into their predictable schpiel – whatever it is they’re into. They’ve thought long and hard enough about who/what (a perspective) they are to believe in it, at least on a general level.

We’ll try not to be too hard on the ego since it is part of the whole. Yet let’s also recognize that we’re early in the cycle and there are lots of points left to explore which are beyond ego. “Self-realization” can be understood on two levels and this cycle references the first level.

We are who we are. These depths show in our every movement and self-expression. We’ve decided we know what we believe in and now we seek others who believe the same. Say you meet someone who knows all about what you believe. First, you don’t believe it, so you both try to seek the other’s areas of weakness. I suppose this means each person has their own perspective. Individual stars in a variety of constellations in a single universe.

Propaganda is all about the sale, and there is some late Gemini here, but to really make it special, it needs to be powerful, very loyal (this is a very prevalent Cancer quality), passionate combined with an active mind….

Why the Bolshevik?

Maybe because this is a masculine sign, we have a very fiery (red) Russian – most likely quite different from those (us) who are exposed to these symbols. It’s someone with a strong opinion, someone who creates a clear picture of his self (with passions!), you can feel the sun behind him, is showing off, his loyalties and allegiances. Sometimes the 8 feels linear, like in an endless figure-8 loop (perhaps spiraling ever downward), and that offers the aspect of talking circles, into a frenzy. I started to refer to this yesterday – the paradox of needing to explain cycles in cycles and zero-points (nothing-ness/everythingness) and God. My own little soapbox that slaps skeptics and smarties who can only see what they know. (Forgive me, how can I disdain, knowing what I know? You see, there’s duality when we get to an even number that goes round and round on itself.)

Some other “8” Symbols:

Aries: “A large hat with streamers flying, facing east” (the reality of the energy of consciousness, endless streams of thought and consciousness coming from the hat – the head’s higher-ness)
Taurus: “A sleigh without snow” (the reality of need and desire, saying it cannot be denied)
Gemini: “An industrial strike” (the reality of communication – the breakdown and resulting turmoil (until we get above it))
Cancer: “Rabbits dressed in clothes and on parade”
Key words for Day 8 (Gemini/Cancer type of day)

Lots of thought; surprising breaks; psychological issues; loyalty; clinginess; nothingness; worry; flow; prana; paradox; subconscious instincts and expression; moods; womb; security; mothering/family; domestication; within-ness.

Leo, It’s In There!

In Leo, the energy is not of the clinging variety (although the Bolshevik certainly has that going. Lenin’s whole break was about wanting the members of the Communist Party to be tithing-level loyal. And he was Leo-level fixed about his. A Bolshevik would have to be enraptured with the safety net of mother bear. Yes, more than likely the mother/breast/security would be at the core (subconsciously held) and what you see would be more about the fire and belief/passions (Leo). If looking at another person, they may seem small or petty, due to identifying their egos so clearly, but we’re going to try and be more respectful than that to the other’s “self,” since we know it is the order of the day! And loving every point is seems to be key.

The Many Faces of 8

Do I seem to know a lot about the 8? It is personal for me. My mother is an 8, my sun is at 18 and my moon is at 28. My Pluto is at the apex of a yod, at Virgo 8. I think you can see me in the 8, as much as I talk and create ideas and think and analyze, and observe and communicate – all with excitement and (hopefully) reason. Yet the more things get spun and then are given meaning (high air into broad water), the more that middle place is accessed. This is why I know that the high highs and low lows that we are constantly exposed to, is about getting us to this third point, the place of accepting the stillness in the vacillation. It can feel like emptiness. My symbol is “an empty hammock.” What is yours?

Looking Backwards (Leo 6, “An old-fashioned woman and a flapper)

I don’t really think the symbols tell the whole story about the degree, of course, There are things we don’t see. For example on Leo 6, I noticed myself noticing baby talk. I thought Gemini (talk) Cancer (baby). I looked up a couple of symbols – Gemini 8, 9, 10 (Gemini with Cancer numbers) – none of those. Then against Cancer 6, 7, 8 (Cancer with Gemini numbers) – maybe the fairies or the rabbits on parade. But then I stopped and thought, “what about today?” Ah yes, the flapper. A baby-talker. To show-off. There’s a certain younger-oriented, flirty vibe. After a little while it’s more fun for the baby-talker than it is for the other person. It’s definitely a point but can soon be the whole thing!

What is the use of all this synchronicity?

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Leo 7: The Constellations in the Sky


constellations 2

Starlight, Star Bright

Look, the symbols are getting very imaginative and light now. The next many days are particularly ethereal, fragile – if you can be that sensitive – which should make for joyfulness when you have objective thinking. I am a fan of the seven. All of the sevens – 17 and 27, as well.  (There are patterns. More on that later. It’s in the book.) Here are some of the examples up until now:

“7” Symbols

  • Aries 7: A man successfully expressing himself in two realms at once
  • Taurus 7: A woman of Samaria
  • Gemini 7: An old-fashioned well
  • Cancer 7: Two fairies on a moonlit night

Seven as an Idea

Seven symbolizes the possibility of Heaven on earth and here it is, reflected in the symbol. If we talk base systems, 7 is the 3 and the 4, so we have the flow of three, which, as we’ve discussed, is the love consciousness, and 4, which is the intersection of perpendiculars, which makes form (physicality) of the three. These are some of our broadest understandings of these energies and ultimately they together can be a good reason to live. This is a Gemini number, mixed with the light of Leo. This deep sense of well-being within ourselves is a great step for the ego, which can have more confidence (Leo).

So, what about the stars? The 5 and 2 also exist. The 5 is our humn-ness. The 2 says the stars feel so far away. We’re human, we all have our own set of perspectives. We are each a star as well.

The things that came up today were deep thoughts about human personality and the soul. The basic sense of personality comes from the moment of birth – that adoption of the energy that existed at the time you first knew it.

The Personality and Astrology

constellaitonsIndulge me – just one paragraph to explain what astrology shows about our personality….Everybody is all of the 360 points of consciousness/perspective. This means we are born already whole and complete within a whole, complete system (a cycle/spiral within a greater cycle/spiral). There are certain markers (the planets) within that system which emphasize which of these points that our soul uses to learn and grow. Their placement’s meaning is originally defined in the sun’s march around the 360 circle in a year. Those points make up basic existing steps in a progressive cycle. Please note all of this happens on a symbolic level, which is a finer and deeper sense of ourselves that we aren’t as aware of, but is still based on reality – the sun’s yearly repeating cycle in relationship to our own (rather set) personality.

I Want Sunology to Include Everything

Once the soul is done expressing through the personality, then we “die,” or release the personality. But any system that attempts to put people in a box is sure to fail. One who creates such a system must be reconciled to that, as well as the fact of the paradox that occurs when there are cycles within cycles operating. Sunology hopes that everyone sees there is that which is boxed and structured and that which goes beyond, and everything else in between, including nothingness. I’m not trying to exclude anything.

Keywords for Day 7 (High Gemini Type of Day):

Multitasking; self-oriented relationship; gratitude; cheer-leading; communication; imagination; pep talks; social interaction; intelligence; quick-wit; thoughtfulness; factual truth; early intuition; thinking outside the box; embracing the duality of life; magical imagery; detachment; unpredictability; quips; young-ish (boy-ish, girl-ish); surprise, to-do lists.






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Leo 6: An old-fashioned woman and a flapper

oldfashioned womanLeo 6

We are curious at the 6th degree because it relates to Gemini. So there are options and variety. The overarching idea should be Leo (where all that previous cycle development gets fired up and shines forth). We’ve been noticing an emphasis on stylization.  The heaviness of Cancer was still noticeable yesterday but is clearly dissipating at this point. Some people have been feeling a speeding-up. It can create anxiety so keep hydrated, breathe deeply and slowly and meditate.


Ego Identity

flapperWhen the symbols were intuited, a flapper was a modern-day type. I can’t ignore the flapping mouth of this one, the dancing legs, kicking it up, as would be appropriate in Gemini and Leo. Leo likes to have fun. The old-fashioned woman, would have been the opposite of her, at the times these symbols came in. Of course, now the flapper is the old-fashioned woman. although we’ve been around the cycle enough now to know what it means, in the “there for the grace of God go I” kind of way. At this point in time, an old-fashioned woman and a flapper are one and the same. They are the Gemini twins. Like the sextile, there’s a potential of  harmony; a sense of rapport, a commonality, and the differences are just a matter of light gossip. The flapper fears to become old-fashioned, the old-fashioned woman looks back. The old-fashioned woman once was fashionable or she might not have carried her fashion forward. In any case, we’re not talking about these people, we are talking about ego-identity. And how we define it. Even what this means is beyond this very idea (Gemini is pre-Cancer, 5:00 is before 6:00) of just naming, identifying, calling it like we see it.

A More Singular Point of Presentation

And back to style. Fashion refers to the stylizing of the identity, or how the ego is made. It’s been in development for a while, so it’s not from no-where (perhaps the reference to the old-fashioned woman), but now that the fire is lit, voila! They are both proto-types and stereo-types. In Leo, it is recognized that when you make your choice of how you will display yourself, you’ll be excluding other ideas. Some of these ideas are just what is – what’s naturally made (whether one is old or young, for example) but others are a matter of choice. In addition, we are a product of our times.

Noticing Skepticism

Now you all can do this as well. Take a thread of the symbol, use what you know about the sign and the sign that the degree correlates with, and see how the symbol fits. There are reasons to do this. The one I am thinking of today is that it reduces one’s skepticism. I have reliable information that all the symbols are not perfect! That’s OK. They are almost perfect. They are amazing. They fit the meanings. Yes, we know the meanings, so it can’t be anything else.  I mean, it can be for an individual – something that is meaningful personally, and resonates, when they interpret for themselves. But that’s a different topic.


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