I rarely post anything political on this blog. That’s not what it’s for. But sometimes—like when your city has been invaded by goon squads kidnapping citizens—it’s hard to write about anything else. And so, for a lead-in to today’s post about ancient Egyptian sexuality and Isis, I am proud to introduce you to “Naked Athena.”
THIS. This is why I love this city. This is the power of a vulnerable, naked human body. This is the power of Art.
Now, here’s another photo of the same kind of vulnerable power:
Tonight July 23 comet Neowise makes its closest approach to the earth at 01:14 UT/GMT, at a distance of 0.69 AU (103 million km; 64 million mi) while located in the constellation of Ursa Major the Big Dipper or Bear.
For the next few days with the naked eye Comet, Neowise will be visible then fading as it appears closer to the sun. It will still be visible with binoculars but then it’s by bye for another 6,000+ years until it returns again.
The Birth chart of the closest approach on July 23
What stands out as Comet Neowise at 20 degrees LEO conjunct Fixed Star MERAK in the Side of the Great Bear, the second-largest star of this constellation.
“Fixed star Merak is like Mars (violent death, ultimate ruin by folly or pride. If rising, wealth, power, courage, generosity, ingenuity, rise to authority, martial success, subject to cuts, wounds…
July 20 2020 at 10:33 am PDT is a new Moon in Cancer, the second Cancer new Moon in a row. This is because 2020 is a leap year with two additional lunar cycles. There have been two Metal Snake months in May and June in Chinese astrology, and two Cancer new Moons in June and July in Western astrology.
The Moon is ruled by Cancer, a very comfortable sign for the Moon. Cancer rules the 4th house of home, family, and nurturing. Continue to take care of self and others, focus on family connections, and creative ways to nurture.
This new Moon begins Water Sheep month in Chinese astrology. Sensitive Water Sheep is a kind and gentle soul, bringing a peaceful and gracious tone to this lunar month. Sheep is a symbol of love and peace, making this the time for healing after the exciting yet chaotic energy of…
July 4 2020 at 9:44 pm PDT is a full Moon in Capricorn, with a lunar eclipse at 9:32 pm PDT. This is the third and final eclipse of the summer. Eclipses are an absence of light when the shadow is seen, the time for what is hidden to come to light.
Earth sign Capricorn rules the 10th house of material wealth, career, and status in society. Capricorn Moon is time to focus on practical matters of health, finances, and work. Capricorn also rules societal structures, government, and global wealth.
The eclipsed full Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are all in Capricorn, and all three planets are retrograde adding intensity. So blended together are strongly felt emotional issues with the eclipsed Moon, opportunity for change with Jupiter, structural foundation issues with Saturn, and power and wealth challenges with Pluto.
The eclipsed full Moon is opposite the Sun and Mercury in…
Mars is the planet the rules Aries and + was the traditional ruler of Scorpio and is the planet of determination, aggression, war. In Roman mythology, ars was the God of War Aries represents new beginnings and is the sign that starts the spring.
Mars being in its home sign will boost our physical energy and heighten our drive, ambition and also for some of us, aggression.
Mars represents the yang, masculine force, so in Aries this can trigger this aspect of ourselves. We also need to be mindful that we are in a retrograde phase with many planets, so some energy will be slowing us down as well.
Mars in Aries energy is great for starting a new workout and exercise practice as well as moving forward with our intentions and goals. However we need to mindful of how we do this and not let our Ego be the driving force. Mars and Aries are about our identity and our physical form, so we can easily get caught up in our own needs and instincts.
Practice mindful movement, be aware of your energy and how you go about achieving your goals.
Cancer “World Point ” Annular Solar Eclipse is exact June 20/21 @11:41 pm PDT/ JUNE 21 @ 2:41 am EDT/ 6:41 am GMT. The Solstice and equinoxes are one of the 4 major “World Points” which marks the ingress of every season.
The 0 degrees Point of Cardinal Cancer marks the beginning of SUMMER in the Northern Hemisphere at the SUMMER SOLSTICE. The only other time an annular solar eclipse coincides with the June Solstice in this Century is on June 21, 2039. This is a rare synchronicity.
If your birthday is June 19-22 you will be affected the most as well as anyone born in the last day of SAGITTARIUS first day of CAPRICORN and the last day of PISCES first day of ARIES and the last day of VIRGO first day of LIBRA.
All SOLAR ECLIPSES focus on outward visible, conscious expression. A Solar Eclipse occurs only on…
According to Tibetan Buddhists, you can get ONE HUNDRED MILLION TIMES the Good Karma during solar eclipses from saying specific mantras and following certain precepts. Seven million times good karma on a lunar eclipse.
You don’t have to be a strict Tibetan Buddhist to get 100 million times the benefits on this auspicious day.
SOLAR ECLIPSES are NOT Times to do MAGIC especially Black Magix hexes or CURSES as they will come back at you 100,000,000 times.
The actual partial solar eclipse is June 20 @ 11:41 pm PDT/ June 21 @ 2:41 am EDT/ 6:41 am GMT
check the eclipse calculator in your location
I believe that you can still get great luck if your intent is pure and prayers are offered with a sincere heart. Repeat the main mantra and meditate for as long as you can. Every hour adds up.
June 20 2020 at 11:41 pm PDT is a new Moon eclipse in Water sign Cancer. Cancer rules the 4th house of home, family, and nurturing. Many people are staying home due to Covid-19, so continue to create a home sanctuary and take care of self and others.
This new Moon eclipse occurs on Summer Solstice, the start of summer and the longest day in the northern hemisphere. Plus this new Moon eclipse begins Water Horse month. Fiery Horse is strong and brave, and is one of the power animals of the Chinese zodiac. The Water Horse is more sensitive and sentimental than other Horses, but like all Horses they prize freedom and independence.
So during Water Horse lunar month, people do not want to be told what to do. They could be ruled be their feelings (Water), impulses, and subjective interpretation of facts. There’s plenty of Water to be…
June 17 astrology aspects today with the moon in Bullish Taurus
Mercury turns retrograde in PDT tonight at 14+ CANCER on SIRIUS and U.S. SUN
June 18th at 12:59 am EDT until July 12.
Expect the usual Mercury Retrograde snafus but this time its expressed through Cancerian themes, women, emotions, your tummy, your mom, your emotional needs, intuition and dreams and what makes you feel safe emotionally.
Its time for an emotional review, a rewind of your childhood issues and cleansing cleansing cleansing.
If you’re born at mid-degree of ARIES, LIBRA and CAPRICORN you will experience this Retrograde the most. Cleanse your emotions, diet and home.
It’s an emotional re-set, revolution, review, reflection. What with the BLACK LIVES MATTER and revolution against status quo and police being racist. We need to find an emotionally stable place to look at what needs to go and what people need to feel emotionally…
Mercury stations retrograde on the 17th or 18th depending upon your West or East coast location. Get your computers backed up. This post is belated as the Mercury retrograde is bothering me earlier than I’d like. Apologies.
We are less than a week away from an eclipse. Please be sure your psychic boundaries are in place as they are thinner now. They will firm up a week after the New Moon eclipse on the 28th. Discernment is key at this time as to good / playful energy vs. those with other intentions.
Sun is moved into Gemini yesterday, the third sign of the zodiac. Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the messenger planet, who is also moved into Gemini. 💫
Gemini has the twin energy which is dual and airy energy. So now is a great time for communication and everything that has to do with speaking, writing and also marketing. 💫
Gemini does not like to be stuck in one place and like to move around a lot. Short trips, vehicles and electronic devices are also connected to Gemini. You might acquire new things of such nature now. This can also bring an energy of indecisiveness and multi-tasking, so take the time to slow down every once in a while. 💫
Gemini is also connected to social media and we can see more interest and activity in this area of life. Gemini is all about connecting and socializing which makes this month more extroverted.