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Anne Taylor Loft & Yup Astrology

Two or so weeks ago I cut my hair to just above my shoulder, truth be told I wanted to go back to brunette temporarily but I’m unable to do so because all the pictures I use for acting are me as a blonde. I can cut my hair, shave it, dye it, braid It, hide it beneath a wig personally I do not care; I’m not emotionally attached to my hair. I never really understood women that cry if its cut “too short” or flip out if the color isn’t that perfect ombre shade they wanted or worse yet women who have never cut their hair. I don’t get it I really don’t. Needless to say changing hairstyles is nothing new I’m actually very good at it in terms of French twists and curls etc but when I walked by Anne Taylor Loft and drooled in the window at the knee length skirts and boat neck chiffon dresses this gave me pause for some very serious introspection. I have a passion for fashion (Neptune on the 10th house) but not of the Anne Taylor Loft/ J Crew Variety I can assure you. Still there I was at work mixing and matching outfits, piling up my virtual shopping bag oh the pastel pink pants and black pencil skirt were to die for. I never actually completed the purchase because I just kept thinking this is just so not me. I shop at places no one has heard of to wear things that no one has seen. I never get why celebrities end up on the red carpet in the same outfit. Wasn’t that Oscar Del a Renta contracted as one of a kind? I pack a 2nd outfit in my Honda trunk in the event that someone is dressed like me in a random restaurant in New York City. I like hot pink, sequence, shiny gold and silver but here I was oddly fascinated by Anne Taylor a retailer originally owned and operated by a man from ah…. Connecticut. Visions of Anne Taylor Loft danced around in my head the following day as I was getting ready to attend an astrology class. Out of my closet I selected a sweater vest (YES a sweater vest) with a white colored shirt underneath, in my mind I calculated mathematical figures, how much would it cost to redo my entire wardrobe, maybe I can wear pearls after all. No No! That is taking a bit too far. I thought this is really fucking weird. Maybe it’s a phase, I’m 35 maybe this is what people are suppose to do after 30 shop at the GAP and Banana Republic. I don’t know I’m eternally young (Venus in Gemini, Aquarius Rising and Sun in the 5th house) Forever child like who knows. I thought still calculating how much it would cost to buy the entire spring line at Anne Taylor Loft.
In astrology class we were discussing changes to one’s health and appearance. My brilliant instructor remarked:
Transits to the 6th house (house of health) or transits to the ruler of the 6th house indicate internal issues such as disease and sickness.
And
Transits to the 1st house (your appearance) or the ruler of the first house will cause structural changes; you’ll cut your hair, maybe you will have an accident etc.
I have Aquarius rising, Uranus rules Aquarius, Aquarius is in my natal 8th house, Saturn is currently conjoining my Uranus AKA chart ruler I wrote about that here. http://starsmoonandsun.com/tag/transiting-saturn-conjunct-natal-uranus/

Ah-ha moment Saturn is a conforming or as I prefer to say confining energy, It assimilates where as Uranus is rebellious.
Ann Taylor and haircuts all make sense, supposedly when Saturn conjuncts a natal planet, it silences it and after the conjunction you will emerge a new.
I wonder who I will be when this transit is over. What will I wear?!
I can rock some cute pencil skirts and a cardigan but If you see me and I’m showcasing one of those little sweaters around my neck please use it to strangle me and if you ever see me with something bedazzled or bejeweled please use them to stone me.
Thank You
Sincerely an Aquarius rising but future conservative*

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Living with Pluto in the 8th house

Usually I plaster some catchy title, but let’s be honest Pluto and the 8th house do not need cheesy catch phrases or introductions.
Pluto planet of death and rebirth is at home in the 8th house and I’m accustomed to Pluto in the 8th house considering it has been there my entire life, people experiencing this via transit may be privy to some sudden and life altering experience and it can be quite alarming because they are not accustomed to the energy. I think if you have a planet nataly over time you will learn to harness that planets energy, have it work for you instead of against you.
The back story on Pluto
Pluto rules: death in all manners, physically, metaphorically, spiritually and rebirth. Pluto rules power, the fight for power, perhaps for some feeling powerless, control, domination, darkness, depth, endings, and beginnings. Pluto’s Nickname is Lord of the Underworld. Look to the natal house that holds Pluto to see where you fight for control, where you will meet powerful people and where you will die and be reborn.
The back story on the 8th house
The 8th house rules similar things that is why Pluto is comfortable there, death rebirth, power, it also rules joint resources…you look to the 8th house to see what will occur with people you share money with. This can be a bank, a spouse, a business partner, the 8th house also rules sex; I’m going to say the darker part of sex not the light and fuzzy part look to the 5th house for unicorns and hand holding. I have the Sun in the 5th so yes I do believe in fairytales 😉
Pluto in the 8th house manifestation
Change and Transformation
I have been thinking about Pluto in the 8th house lately, how it manifests for me and what they do not tell you in Astrology 101 textbooks. A “psychic” once told me; you bring men face to face with who they are and this makes it difficult for you to have relationships or friendships because people do not want to know who they are, they prefer to hide. I have been thinking about this lately. Torn between the notion of accepting people as they are or catapulting them to a better truer existence. I have an issue with this; I have an issue with accepting people as they are. I think in personal relationships we should seek to bring people to live there highest potential. I’m unsure if we should allow people we care about to perpetuate there less than glowing attributes. In personal relationships don’t we want to be involved with those that deliver us to our higher selves? Don’t we want someone that holds us accountable?
That is the deal with Pluto in the 8th house, Pluto is a probing planet when making an aspect to another person’s personal planet (Sun, Moon Mercury, Venus, Mars) in synastry or perhaps our own personal planet we seek to transform that planet. If Pluto in on your Sun or someone else’s, we wish to change their identity, if it’s on the moon we wish to purify and strip old feelings and replace them with new. It represents a cathartic transformative process, purge the old and make room for the new. Death and Rebirth. Personally I’m always changing; I have Pluto in my 8th house aspecting my sun, moon, mercury and Venus and is a part of a cardinal t square. Plutonian energies are always at work.
That being said, I have began to question my own motives, the fact that I wish to transform people. I do think at times who the fuck am I? If someone is happy screwing up there life, living a lie or in some faux relationship, let them. Ah but Pluto is Compulsive, to me it represents truth. Textbooks say With Pluto in the 8th house this is indicative of having the power to transform other peoples’ lives. Its compulsive really, I find myself digging and probing, the more reserved someone is the more I want to get in there, get inside and figure them out and truth be told once I get in there I’m gone, I lose interest. Mission Completed. I like to go where others fear to go, explore emotional depths and visit the crawl spaces of peoples mind.
The Truth
Pluto in the 8th is on a quest for meaning and truth. You can skip the pleasantries and the how was your weekend bullshit. And don’t even think about lying to me, because I know. People with Pluto in the 8th house pick up on the undercurrents. I also prefer heavy conversations; preferably the less long winded the better. This isn’t a placement for mincing words. I ask questions that others wouldn’t dare ask and people actually tell me there truths. Not all but most. I don’t do frivolous conversation and I hate meaningless chit chat. I want to know if you think you are married to the wrong person and which child of yours is your favorite? One of my favorite book series is: Post Secret I have the collection; people write in to a PO BOX there darkest secrets anonymously. I love that idea, write it down, send it in and free your soul. I have 0 judgments when it comes to confessions; I think the truth is a gateway like astrology to greater understanding. Pluto in the 8th house is a natural born psychologist.
Extreme in temperament, power struggles and death oh my
I’m a person of extremes; love/hate beautiful/ugly. I think I unconsciously seek out relationships with power struggles. Was I the only kid in camp that “dated” my camp counselor? Probably. Power struggles, digging, searching, changing and oh yeah dying. People always die on me, I can discuss death the way most people would talk about chores, it’s just with Pluto in the 8th house you are accustomed to it. I’m not the one to hold your hand when you 101 year old grandmother died, just saying. Like my fellow 8th house Pluto friend would say, call me when you lost a parent, a grandparent before the 6th grade.
Crisis
Pluto in the 8th is great during an emergency, I can handle high-pressure situations with ease, but have me miss my train to work or misplace my house keys and I’m crying in my purse and cursing at the top of my lungs. I always find that to be a weird dichotomy in my personality. I also fee easily wounded, Cancer Sun in the 5th house can be very needy, fragile but eventually I see my way through the tears, heart break and disappointment and use it to transform into some one greater.
Where is Pluto in your Natal Chart and how is he working for you?

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2013 Happy New Year…. a few weeks in advance

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right- Aquarius Sun Oprah

I don’t profess to be Deepak Chopra the fact is I’m not relaxed, possess a disdain for yoga, and have lived off cigarettes & frozen dinners for a good portion of my life. I’m impulsive & hot-headed & will tell someone off in a New York City minute. I feel particularly stressed lately. Weighed Down by responsibilities. I had an epiphany last night that I can’t continue working, existing really under this immense pressure, internal pressure that I put myself under. I was thinking about happiness & how really it does come from within. Money really doesn’t buy happiness I realized that just recently. From designer handbags to a house to a new car monetary things can only offer temporary joy.

I sat around the other day thinking: there isn’t a single thing I need or want this Christmas. I have everything how weird! But am I happy? I wouldn’t say these things make me happy, contribute perhaps but define my happiness, absolutely not. Things do not make you happy and we certainly cannot rely on other people to make us happy because when they go, when they leave; when they die our happiness goes with them. Never rely on another being for your joy. Really joy does come from within. I never really got that until now. With the Sun in the 5th house I’m always waiting on someone else to fill me up, I’m the type of person that can be surrounded by a dozen people and still fee alone. That is because happiness is not an external force nor can it be based on external circumstances.

I’m going to take a journey with in for 2013.

My New Years Eve resolution encompasses several things but mostly to schedule an activity that brings me joy once a week. We as individuals need something to look forward to, we are so often busy doing things for others, working, a lot of you raising kids, you need to set aside a day, several hours where life doesn’t consist of anyone else’s desires but your own. For me this is booking a TV show, writing, eating out, and seeing a Broadway show. I have natal Sun in 5th house my happiness stems from creation.

Look to your natal house placement of the sun and make up your mind to feed it in 2013. Nourish yourself. Sun in the 4th house; prepare some lovely desserts, if you have Sun in the 3rd take a new class, Sun in the 11th house join a new association with like-minded individuals. Its time…

This is definitely one idea I will incorporating this New Year. Share some of your ideas and I will post them

memory-jar-2The above image was taken from http://steamykitchen.com/19992-memory-jar.html

they as well as several other websites suggest each time something great happens to you write it down and insert it into the memory jar and open the jar the following New Years!!! I love this idea!

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Love is a roller-coaster Uranus in the Natal Chart and In Synastry

Uranus is the wild card in astrology, it is the ruling planet of the Sun sign Aquarius it represents the avant-garde, the unexpected, sudden surprises, lightening, and sudden flashes of change and insight. The house that holds Uranus in the natal chart is where you will likely experience the unexpected. I have Uranus in the 8th house this is indicative of sudden and unexpected financial gains and losses as well as flashes of psychic insights. Uranus in the 6th house indicates ever changing jobs and routines, Uranus in the 4th house indicates constantly moving or inconsistency in the home life, Uranus in the 7th house attracts eccentric partners and on again off again relationships. Uranus aspecting Venus in the natal chart is said to be the “divorce aspect” Uranus energy is sudden in aspect to Venus the planet of love, it indicates fast love, sudden love and falling just as quickly out of love. I believe Katie Holmes has this aspect in her natal chart.

Uranus is the planet of rebellion and where we go against the grain. Natally I have Uranus in trine aspect to my natal sun; the energies are light and not overpowering when two planets come together via trine. The Sun in trine aspect to Uranus indicates I’m comfortable with my authenticity; there isn’t a struggle for integration between my ego and the unexpected, I’m comfortable with change and adaptable. Someone with a hard aspect such as their natal Sun opposing Uranus may swing between the qualities of their Sun sign and then unexpectedly to a more liberal side. This can be alarming to friends and loved ones especially if your Sun sign is for instance in the home loving sign of Cancer , you will often be all those things of a Cancerian nature dependable, tending to loved ones, baking cookies but then suddenly you take off on a grand vacation alone without telling anyone. Uranus rules freedom, it is the nonconformist of the zodiac the opposition requires you to try and balance both sides of yourself.

I’m not very Uranian, a person is said to be “Uraniun” if they have a lot of personal planets aspecting Uranus. I do however have Uranus rising (Aquarius on the Ascendant) but I’m more Plutonian, Pluto aspects my Sun, Moon, Venus and beyond. But I’m always writing about Pluto, depth, love, dark, obsession I figured I would take a walk on the wild side and discuss Uranus. I do have Uranus in hard aspect to Saturn. Anyone born between 1975 and 1977 will have this aspect it is considered generational being that Saturn and Uranus move at such a slow pace. For everyone I imagine it manifests differently for me I’m anti establishment and have been this way since birth. Uranus planet of rebellion in hard aspect to Saturn planet of structure indicates I challenge authority, confrontations with authority figures have been a reoccurring theme throughout my life. I long ago adapted the philosophy; rules are made to be broken.

When I look at Uranus in synastry I find it to be quite depressing, many people will declare Uranian love is exciting and exhilarating; that quick rush together and the equally quick; falling apart. It must be sad to have your body jolted with high voltage electricity only to be left holding nothing. I will take the depths of Pluto any day. You may have to climb out of the depths of hell but at least you will emerge and be reborn.

This is how it works; Saturn in astrology is responsibility & structure, Neptune is transcendental and spiritual love, Pluto is transformative love and well Uranus is similar to the black sheep in astrology, it’s that crazy family member you invite to Thanksgiving Dinner and pray he doesn’t embarrass you, I’m that person most of the time. Weird? I suppose with Pluto and Uranus in my 8th house combined I just don’t give a fuck.

I have a thing a weird difference in my personality, ok I have many weird inner workings to my personality but one is: I really like a dependable man. I’m not one of these ladies that tolerate too much bullshit, so I expect a man to show up on time, partake in traditional courting and I’m sure there is something in my plutonian nature that draws me to a reserved man. I have Mars in Taurus that is what I seek in a man, certainly not a Taurus but a man that embodies the essence of the dependable earth sign. But I prefer women with a story; I cannot stand the company of a conservative woman. I shake at the thought, I like a woman who has really lived that has a story to tell beyond DIY projects where she turned some old shower curtain into a duvet cover! Ha Ha I think this is because my Venus is in chatty and inquisitive Gemini. Recently I did some astrology app where it suggested I start picking someone more like me , evidently this is no easy task and quite frankly I like someone that is different than my eccentric authority challenging self. But do you know what happens when you pick someone that is different. Uranus is what happens. My Uranus will touch a personal planet of someone else in synastry and Uranus isn’t the kind of energy you settle down with, it creates conflicts. Uranus is the crazy cousin that invited himself over for dinner but you just can’t ignore:

When I decided to do this piece I just new I had to look at the synastry I shared with a particular ex. I was the pursuer, he is quiet, very much to himself, I on the other hand am loud, argumentative, and say exactly what is on my mind. We dated for a year, I care about him, we will always be friends (just friends), however while we dated he continuously attempted to sensor me. When asked by a mutual friend what it was like to date me, he summed it up in one word: roller-coaster. My Uranus aspects all of his personal planets. Once while out to dinner I wore boots that extend over the knees and he was embarrassed, i can assure you I dont dress like a whore! In any event till this day he tells me he can’t believe I wore those boots to a “family style restaurant”. My self expression never sat well with him neither did the way in which i communicate. The way in which I communicate is offensive to him, till this day he remarks “I can’t believe you said that out loud” and on and on. He is a very black dress pants, button down shirt kind of guy

This is me showing up with gold shoes, a gold bag and dress to boot.

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My Uranus squared his Sun in exact degree aka his identity: this creates being attracted to the Uranian person but the Uranus persons way of doing things threatens the Sun individuals sense of self, The Sun person also views the Uranus person as irresponsible and rebellious.

My Uranus semi squared his Moon: The Uranus person feels the Moon person is too conservative; the Moon is very security conscious and feels their security is threatened by Uranus person’s unpredictable behavior.

My Uranus Squared his Mercury: As I stated above he finds my manner of speech erratic and fast passed, he is a details person and often requests I slow down and I can’t so I usually just cut the conversation off. There is a basic lack of communication; something tends to be off in the way you relate to each other mentally. Uranus can be cold a detached.

When Uranus aspects another individuals personal planet it wants to shock it, if It touches the Moon in one chart it wants to make you feel alive, if it touches the Mars of another person, you will be experiencing some very interesting and open sexual liaisons, Uranus aspecting Venus often leaves the Venus person feeling like what the hell just happened? Are you coming back? There is some sort of odd detachment of Uranus. Uranus ties are unusual and exciting…lasting not so much. Hold on and enjoy the ride, apparently it’s a roller-coaster for the personal planet person. Next time we’ll review Saturn in synastry and in the natal chart. I’m going to need a red bull and 2 cups of coffee to feel inspired