Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Wheat and Disaccharide

A sweet brioche for the Moon in Taurus and a bright spring morning.

20 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

mmm....yummy!
I'm warming up the espresso machine.

I have to admit I've been reading with such pleasure and am so stimulated, this is a very fertile place here, JM, that I can't even jump in. I'm swirling in the colorful space inspired by the wise words of everyone and the intricacies of planets and aspects that remain fascinating but that I have a barely a pre-novice knowledge of. This here river of wisdom flows full and strong and I just let it flow through me. I step back and admire the dewey, sparkling web that y'all weave and am in awe.

I know that what I learn and witness here is affecting me in ways that I can't see yet.
The nodes sent me to the stratosphere and I thank you for that, I needed that.

Thanks for the beauty and magic. And for sharing it!

meristem

meristem

18/4/07 6:08 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Meristem. I'm so glad you came on board. I love your comments.

You'll learn a lot of astrology, faster than you realize, by tuning in. I try to embrace a lot of subjects so all kinds of people can get something out of the conversations. Feel free to contribute and bring up anything you'd like to talk about. Moon in Aries gets things quickly.

18/4/07 1:51 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

You'll learn a lot of astrology, faster than you realize, by tuning in.

I can attest to that!

18/4/07 4:11 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Another thing I wanted to add was that it's safe to ask questions here. The regulars are endless sources of info and aren't shy to share. And they don't make you feel stupid for asking, unlike those regulars at that other place. BTW, jm, I visited that place last week out of boredom one day. That lot hasn't changed or grown a bit. Still trashing newcomers and their insights.

18/4/07 4:20 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Joe, I've been thinking about these things a lot. Interesting that you brought this up. I'm working on slight changes, maybe major ones as things progress.

It dawned on me that they weren't going to change and I felt a little embarrassed actually, that I even thought they might. I know better. This applies to the public in general, too.

I've had to think deeply about the episode and what I was doing there, and I've made some progress. The humiliation is something I'm parting ways with as this Saturn in Leo finishes up. My fault, of course, for lingering at all in a place not suited to my aims, hopes, and ideals. Not my style. Now that Neptune is opposite, it's time to get closer to these things. The way is not clear yet, of course, but I do know I will never go back there. This reaches further than that particular site. I'm letting it go forever. I, too, was visiting occasionally, but no more. It's all right, it exists, serves a purpose, but it's not my direction.

It's indicative of a collective attitude that won't budge, the addiction to violence as a voyeur, and part of the societal depression; and this perplexes me. What can I do? What can I really do?
The indesision always comes and goes as to whether I should walk away or continue. I think in the end no decision is the best. The path will reveal itself in this case.

The Aries-Scorpio lunation has me feeling the urge to cut loose of some things. We will see.

Still trashing newcomers and their insights.

Not good for business or education.

18/4/07 5:04 PM  
Blogger jm said...

One thing about Aries-Scorpio is cutthrough honesty, something hard for all of us, since it's not encouraged and taught. The opposite is.
Today, for the first time in ages, I had a long talk with someone and I told him the truth. I didn't want to, but I had no choice. I withold it mostly, but this is a good time to be real and exchange feelings on very important issues.
Sometimes it can be uncomfortably revealing, but Aries is not afraid, and Scorpio penetrates to the core.

18/4/07 5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Joe. It can be intimidating to be a newcomer and y'all have an intimate setting here but it doesn't feel exclusive at all and I appreciate your encouragement to ask questions--I have many! I know that the river reveals much wisdom if I just watch and listen, so I'm happy to do that for a while and just throw in some spastic enthusiasm here and there...

This is a fertile place you have cultivated and offered, JM.
And I'm touched that you remember my Aries moon!
Also know that I send you positive energy as you seem to be struggling with something, while having the wisdom to know it is part of the process...

meristem

18/4/07 5:23 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Meristem! Thank you so much. Virgos are so good at the delicate insight into others.

I'm struggling with an age old dilemma. Me and the world, with my 4th house Sun in Cancer. Pluto is as good as on my Mars by square and this will be one of the most important times of my life. Mars/Aries is survival. I'm an Aries rising as you know. I am particularly in tune with the Moon in Aries, being a Cancer/Aries myself. The emotional courage is unmatched with this placement. The challenges they attract equal this courage. It can be daunting.

It's a long story with this Pluto transit, but I have enough experience to know now what's ahead to some extent. The honesty with myself is a necessity.

18/4/07 5:30 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I think the questions are the key to real dissemination of knowledge. Many experts put out reams of whatever often trying to prove themselves. Very normal. But the best teachers I've had have always asked me what I thought. They know that the uncshooled sometimes have the clearest insights. Any wise man knows that.

18/4/07 5:33 PM  
Blogger jm said...

For everyone interested in astrology, there is a fascinating development with this lunation.

Aries is abortive, and Scorpio rules reproduction. So naturally, the partial birth abortion ruling came down just now.

The biggest problem is not the ruling, however, it's the reaction. Jumping the gun is not a good idea. This issue is one of the heaviest and needs a lot of debate. The law just stands as is for now. People are doing the usual dramatic conclusion making, and this always bothers me.

To assume that women's right to chose will be taken away is a mistake. Unlikely. This is a different issue. Very very problematic. This jumping gets to me, when it is such a perfect opportunity to discuss the issue.

18/4/07 5:46 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Aries is abortive, and Scorpio rules reproduction. So naturally, the partial birth abortion ruling came down just now.

Oh wow, that's what I call making the connection!

and I appreciate your encouragement to ask questions--I have many!

Join the club! :o) I'm also new to astrology but like I said, I've made tremendous progress by reading and interacting. The insight jm gave me about my Saturn in the first house is, all by itself, the single most valuable treasure I've taken from this place. That's b/c I was finally able to answer an eternal question, "why am I not able to be sweetness and light the way the world wants me to be?" I struggled with this for ages but now it makes perfect sense.

18/4/07 5:52 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Even more than that, joe, are the advantages to not being sweetness and light. Others can do that quite adequately..:-) Or try.

Once we get get past justification, explanation, fear, apology, and trying to fit others' molds, we can truly be ourselves. Great thing to do in these last days of Aries.

The abortion connection is amazing, ain't it?

Saturn in the 1st house purposely constructs a wall in order to search alone for real identity.

18/4/07 5:59 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

And that's exactly what my SO tells me I had around me when he met me: a giant wall. I had my aura captured using Kirlian photography about 7 years ago and in that photo I have red and orange all around me like the wall he said I had. It's coming down bit by bit, though. :o) I really ought to get my photo taken now and physically see the changes I know have taken place. I suspect a lot more blues and greens would show up these days. :o)

18/4/07 6:07 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Saturn does this (the wall) wherever he is, and tomorrow, he starts to go direct.

There's something about Saturn that keeps dogging us to do something. The other planets we seem to be able to detach from, chuckle about, etc., but Saturn demands work, and always seems to be hanging around the consciousness.

The wall seals us off temporarily, so we can't escape the issues.
Sometimes I think it's the most useful of energies in the material realm, if we're interested in mastery. I think he also holds a lantern in some images.

18/4/07 6:08 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Good idea on the photo.
The awareness you now have will affect this a lot.

I see a temporary supporting structure in this wall while building is going on, and when completed, the wall comes down.

In the 1st house it's more obvious than in the other ones.

18/4/07 6:12 PM  
Blogger jm said...

So maybe for some, as Saturn gets ready to finish in Leo, the structure will dissolve. Leo is the heart, and many of us could have been closed off in this area during this time, but I also sense a new and deeper expression of these feelings in some people.

More on this later.

18/4/07 6:16 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

I see a temporary supporting structure in this wall while building is going on, and when completed, the wall comes down.

Like... an egg. :o) The Esoteric Easter article that Lynn shared recently points out the symbolism of giving eggs to one another in the springtime. The shell, like skin, contains the golden spirit within.

In the 1st house it's more obvious than in the other ones.

Exactly. I got it out of the way sooner, whatever "it" was. Subsconsciously I think I always understood this.

18/4/07 6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woah.

I have Saturn in the first house as well and sometimes it makes me so frustrated! (Now I understand a little bit to be able to say that...)
I have always been into myself as the lab rat for my own learning, probing, seeking. I wanted to be an archeologist when i decided not to pursue dance any longer. An Egyptologist, specifically. My mom said to me, "Why do you want to do that? They've found everything already." How she came to this conclusion, I don't know. Says a lot about Mom. Anyway, with archeology, you're looking for what's hidden, right, and what you find gives clues about whomever you're trying to learn about. Well, I've recently used the metaphor that I'm doing archeology on my own self, my own heart and soul. So I get to explore that interest in a way very different than my original intention, but very much the same kind of practice. Thank goodness!

Saturn's energy is something I'm trying to grasp and gain respect for so I can have a more fruitful relationship. See it's light in addition to it's "restrictive" tendency (every quality has light and dark, right? Even one with a negative connotation...) And I have learned that the first house is me, how I am in the world, my challenges and lessons? Not that the first house is the only residence of lessons, but am I in the ballpark? Anyway, it must be Saturn that sometimes gives me that pent-up feeling, the feeling of a dam in my Energy flow? But there is surely wisdom in that, making me stop and look around at where I am and integrate what I have, or either see what I need to learn in order to move forward...
Hmm...this is so rich all the planets and aspects. The complexity of it is so exciting an also overwhelming. But I love layers and intricacies so I will pay attention.

Courage to you JM and you too, Joe!

I am vibrating so fast right now and full of hyper creative energy that I can't channel it. It feels wonderful and I'm high on it but it is tiring at the same time. I wish I could put my work life on hold and just ride the chariot of creative fire. Things wanna come out! But an hour here and there is not enough. I want to dive in and be with it exclusively....

I'm sure the planets have something to say about it but they are like a hundred fireflies to me and all I can do is look at all the pretty lights...

*sigh*

meristem

18/4/07 7:35 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Anyway, with archeology, you're looking for what's hidden, right, and what you find gives clues about whomever you're trying to learn about.

This makes sense, and archeology is about earth, rocks, and Saturnian substance.

And I have learned that the first house is me, how I am in the world

Yes, exactly. The 1st is the doorway out of ourselves and into the world. It filters all of our projection. You have to go through Saturn to get out every time.

it must be Saturn that sometimes gives me that pent-up feeling, the feeling of a dam in my Energy flow?

Yes, yes, yes. There is a hesitation to go into experience with Saturn. The dam is right. A cautiousness and calculation. You want to make sure you make the right movements and this can be really frustrating. The end result, though, is a person who presents herself with grace, elegance, and exactness. Dignity and authority as well. Many Cap risings and saturn 1st housers have great stature and hold their bodies erect. A joy to behold.

Saturn there is kind of like observing yourself in the act. It doesn't go well with the 1st house desire to just go, so it take years to get the persona to express what you want it to. Inhibitions come down over a period of time.

18/4/07 9:36 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I wish I could put my work life on hold and just ride the chariot of creative fire, exclaims the SN in Virgo, wistfully.

19/4/07 2:51 AM  

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