Scorpion Killer

“Strange days indeed. Lord have mercy mama!”

On November 1, Día de Muertos, I spent the day with the Brothers Grimm. I have discovered there is a profession that I did not realize existed, because if I had realized this career path was available I might be Dr. Simms, Fairy Tale scholar. Lol When I read those words in the text we are using for my Children’s literature class I thought, “Fairy Tale scholar?” Yes please. However, well I am no Spring chicken. Nonetheless, Fairy tale scholar is a cool title and profession in my book. As I was reviewing the collection of fairy tales to write my literary theory critique I observed that feminist must certainly have a field day in that genre, the maidens, and princesses, are dense at best. The other is the stepmother/temptress archetypes which are horrible. There were a number of passive fathers who did whatever the temptress, usually the stepmother, wished to do. There were very few honorable archetypes represented in the collection which consisted of; Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel, Rumplestiltskin, The Frog King, and, Hansel and Gretel.

So, why the title you ask? This occurred what is now yesterday, I worked on my essay for most the day, then as I was getting ready for bed, about 11 P. M. I see a strange shape crawling into my room. I do not recognize it as our abundant cricket population, as I look closer I see it’s curved tail. It was the first live scorpion that I have ever encountered in my life. As it was crawling into my bedroom I panicked and grabbed the closest thing to me, The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, and smashed it! Freaky, on 11/1 at around 11, I see and kill a scorpion, while we are in Scorpio astrologically, with The Brothers Grimm, and only two days after my birthday, I kept the scorpion, which I really hated to kill, in a jar.


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Jupiter & Me

Drops of Jupiter

Just when you think that you know what’s up? Things change. Hey friends. I have had my eyes set on the high school where I am interning this semester. It is a great school and really close to home. So far I really enjoy it and my mentor is amazing, a real English teacher. However, it doesn’t look like I will remain there as I had hoped to do. The school English department is heavily staffed with new teachers. So, since I who always put all those eggs in one basket had to reassess the situation. My peers at ASU and myself are applying for our Student teaching placements this afternoon. At this time we request the school we want to teach at. So I have been high school shopping. The good news is there are a number of good high schools in my area. So I selected a few and any of them will be awesome.

I have been told by my astrologer friend that Jupiter is about to or is moving through my sign and clicking off those (I don’t know what you call them) in my chart. Like a pinball machine bing, score , score, bing, bing, score, score, But apparently according to her, good for me. I also saw a dragon fly in my backyard recently, which are more of a rare occurrence. Dragonflies as I have posted here before indicate change. Being the fixed Scorpio I am, I have learned in the past 10 years to embrace change. So I take a deep breath, and ask for divine will be done.

From Astrology.com

Jupiter the Planet of Luck

 Jupiter is the thinking-person’s planet. As the guardian of the abstract mind, this planet rules higher learning, and bestows upon us a yen for exploring ideas, both intellectually and spiritually. Intellectually speaking, Jupiter assists us in formulating our ideology. In the more spiritual realm, Jupiter lords over religions and philosophy. A search for the answers is what Jupiter proposes, and if it means spanning the globe to find them, well, that’s probably why Jupiter also rules long-distance travel. In keeping with this theme, Jupiter compels us to assess our ethical and moral values; it also addresses our sense of optimism.

 

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Eddy Rey Zavala

Poppies

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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Mercury Retrograde Christmas. My car, my boyfriend’s car….. and it isn’t even retrograde until the 19th, but other than an expected “Griswald Christmas” it is all good. Semester finally done, an A on the Shakespeare paper which felt like a huge accomplishment. All in all I got 3, A’s, a B+, and 2 B’s. I should be happy, and I am, but I could have done a little better. I am working on a visual and audio presentation on the paper, as I have such a vivid image of the play in my head, and I really like the paper. I will post to my academia.edu page when I revise it. It is nice to catch my breath but I am already to get back into school. I guess it is a good thing I picked teaching and English because I love them both. Graduation is May 7, 2018, so for those who plan to attend, Linda, Mary…lol anyone else, that is 18 months notice.

Have you ever had one song stuck in your head for over a week? I have had Barry White singing in my head for over a week. Please help exorcise Barry White’s,  Never Never Gonna Give You Up from my mind. Really and life isn’t that sexy. lol

Oh and my sister talked to our dead dad via  Jeanette St. Germain, cool huh? lol

If you are so inclined I linked an astrology article on MR below.

Mercury Retrograde Christmas

Happy Holidays! 😉

I cannot read the artist name but it is lovely.

Pruning Your Life

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My horoscope tomorrow talks about my Saturn Return. I am glad I have been doing what I should be doing. And my relationship is awesome. My horoscope based on my chart at astro.com. Can link it it goes to mine.

Pruning your life

Valid during many months: This is one of the most important times in your life. A major cycle of experience is closing, and great changes are about to take place. How great these changes are depends largely on what you have been doing with your life over the past several years. Have you been living as you feel you should or as you think others want you to? If you have been doing the latter, this influence will have a greater impact.

This influence occurs about every twenty-nine years. The first such influence occurred when you were about twenty-nine, and the second is now, between your fifty-eighth and sixtieth birthday.

Last year, many aspects of your life have begun to change. Relationships may have changed, and you may have changed your residence or your job; you have been dominated by an urgent feeling that if you don’t do everything you have always wanted to do, you will never have another chance. And now, at about fifty-eight, you will feel that a substantial portion of your life has passed and that you had better get on with making it all work. If your relationship is unsatisfactory but you have been making the best of it, you will examine that relationship even more thoroughly now and may decide to end it. Certainly you will have to change it substantially. The same is true of any other aspect of your life that you have tolerated but not found very rewarding.

Consciously or unconsciously, you are pruning your life of everything that is not relevant to what you really are as a human being. If this process is not happening consciously, you may experience a sense of loss for the elements of your life that are coming to an end now. However, do not dwell upon these losses, for they are necessary in order to clear the decks for the major period of action in your life.

This is a time of endings and new beginnings. If you have built your life up to now around activities that are inappropriate for you, it will be a period of crisis. If you have been doing what you should in previous years, this influence will simply mark a time of solidification and the beginning of new phases of activity.

The interpretation above is for your transit selected for today:
Saturn conjunction Saturn,  ,
activity period beginning of January 2016 until mid-October 2016

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Yes I am surviving 113 degree temperatures.

Happy Birthday to all my Gemini friends ~

Diane Tomasa

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Susan-Thomas

Renee Simms

Namaste

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Monet’s Garden

Diane McClary

Big Energy

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Wow, just wow! All signs point to WOW! I suppose I am primarily talking through what the astrologers are saying about this new month, June. I will share some links below. thanks to my dear friend Queen Suzi, I stay informed. I clicked on this one guy from Facebook this morning because of the title, “Be Like Water,” at first I had to adjust to him but a good message. Next I listened to The Leo King Uncut, by David Palmer, and the similarities are amazing.

Theme for June by Mystic Mamma

Building to New Moon Gemini Grand Mutable Cross by Mimi Clark

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Then I decided to talk to my cards, and I was shown two cards, I really feel if you read this, it applies to you as well.

The Magician

Archangel Raziel: The Magician: “You are ready! You have the resources or the ability to manifest them. Life is magical.”

This card signals that it is the right time to begin new projects! If you had any doubts about your ability to manifest your dreams, leave them behind. In fact, the more self confidence you have the more success you experience! Fortunately, the angels can boost your inner strength if you will call upon them for help.

Although you may not feel ready to move forward upon your path, you are actually more prepared than your realize. Your life experiences have trained you for this moment, and the opportunities available to you at this time are magical. It is not necessary to take any more classes or read any more books, which would only delay you from walking through the door that is presently open for you. Take focused action with respect to any plans you may have been preparing for.

Additional meanings of this card: No more procrastination! ( Applies to me) Magical occurrences. Concentrated efforts. Unexpected resources.

Archangel Raziel is the wizard-like angel of spiritual secrets and mysteries who will open doors of opportunity for you. He will also speed you along the pathway of manifestation so that you will enjoy success much more quickly than seems logically possible.

The Star

Archangel Jophiel

Go ahead wish upon a star! The angels say you have every reason to feel hope and happy expectation. Believe in your dreams and look to your future with optimism, excitement, and confidence. Challenging times are now behind you, and brighter times are ahead. (Yay!) Make your plans with the long view in mind. Now is the time to envision your life the way you want it to be, and to take action in that direction.The expectations you create for yourself are planted in fertile soil. Trust and follow your intuition, as it is right on target.

Archangel Jophiel is the angel of optimism who helps us develop a sunshiny outlook, and attitude.

Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine

Angel Tarot Cards

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Both paintings by

Elizabeth Blaylock

Interstellar Burst

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Things have been CRAZY. lol Thankfully according to this dear astrologer, it’s chilling out.

I felt relieved after reading it.

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Interstellar Burst

May 9 – 15, 2016

You should feel a distinct change in the atmosphere this week, one that offers a cathartic liberation from feeling the doldrums, and melancholy. For all the ups and downs, these past few months have been very wisening which has greatly expanded your capacity to handle contradiction and paradox . . .

. . . Since January 7th, Jupiter has been in retrograde and has intermittently been squaring Saturn in Sagittarius. This Jupiter retrograde period has offered a magnifying glass with which to study the contents of your character. Agonizing though it may have been, in order to taste the fruits of wisdom, you must acknowledge your most petty flaws and transmute them into strengths of character. Because these planetary motions have anchored much of your energy into this intense self-analysis, your sense of good luck and optimism in the external world may have felt hindered.

But this week will bring a great resuscitation of your spirits! The Moon will be waxing, which naturally builds up the momentum needed to realize more of your ambitions and attract more support for your work. But the Moon’s energy is only a small part of the benevolence afforded to you this week.

Read complete forecast here.

Aeolian Heart

Lunar Eclipse

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Hey everybody. Feeling a little “Crazy town” out there in the world. Perhaps this explains it. Great article  from Chani Nicholas. Explains that anxious feeling I have had all day.

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Re-balancing: Lunar Eclipse in Libra

Full moons shed light. They reveal. They exaggerate. They can bring closure. They keep us up at night. Tire us out during the day. Excite our senses. Have us feeling full. Satiated. Overwhelmed. Alive. Wild. Coming apart at the seams.

Full moons fill our dreams with strange symbols, signs and signals. Remind our bodies that they are in charge. Fill the nights with unrelenting, stimulating silver light. Luminous darkness. Magic happens here. Liminal spaces* let us slip into other dimensions. They allow us to make contact with our past selves, future selves and non-physical selves.

Lunar eclipses, eclipses that happen during a full moon, bring fated events. Dramatic events. Events that are linked to the collective growth, collective pain, collective trauma and collective destiny.

Eclipses heighten, expose and reflect what is happening. They shed a different light on what we are doing, personally and collectively. They reveal. They show us the shadow, the normally hidden, the unconscious material we don’t want to look at.

On March 23rd at 5:01 AM PST we will have our second eclipse of March, in the relationship-oriented, balance-seeking sign of Libra. Traditionally, Libra is known for its ability to seek equanimity. Libra wants justice to be served so that all life forms are treated with fairness and equality.

A lunar eclipse in Libra will point out the injustices. A lunar eclipse in Libra will hopefully call on our collective human desire for peace.

But we can’t get to peace by valuing only one side of the equation. A lunar eclipse in Libra will point out where and how we are out of balance, both personally and collectively.

Libra is also a sign that initiates relationships. It does so with its even-keeled charm, its graciousness and its ability to attract to it what it wants. A Venus ruled sign, Libra understands the power of beauty and values the ability to delight others with pleasing attributes.

Libra knows how to get Likes.

This is the last eclipse in Libra for some time and the close of a 2-year eclipse cycle in Libra. That means that wherever this eclipse lands in your chart (check your horoscopes for more info), it is wrapping up an intense period of growth here. Look for ways in which you have healed, learned and come more into balance with this part of your life.

The eclipse falls on the same day as the second of three recent squares between Jupiter, retrograde in Virgo, and Saturn, about to station retrograde in Sagittarius. Saturn is also in and out of a square formation with Neptune in Pisces. Venus has just crossed over Neptune picking up the baton and will line up to square Saturn and oppose Jupiter on March 25th. This gives us a loose, but very significant, T-square in mutable signs.

During highly mutable moments such as this, anything goes. Astrologically, this is a time that brings a crisis in consciousness, a dissolution of former structures and possible mass confusion. It’s not a good time to fall for “shock doctrine” that the media, the government or extremist groups are trying to create. Jupiter square Saturn asks us about what we believe in and what philosophy we want to live under.

Venus is the ruler of this eclipse and therefore her opposition to Jupiter and Saturn’s square to them both is an important one. Venus in Pisces is in the sign of her exaltation, meaning that there is a strong need to connect and experience pleasure and abundance with this moon.

But Saturn has other plans.

Saturn brings consequence. Saturn brings boundary. Saturn reminds us of the rules that we must abide by if we are to actualize our potential in a real and concrete way. Saturn squaring Jupiter and Venus, the ruler of this eclipse is a reality check for our fantasies, idealism and gullibility. It checks the path we are trying to grow along. It is the contrast that we need in order to see the seriousness of the situation and the depth of the moment. Use this astrology, this eclipse, this moment to help anchor, shape and bring into being the love, justice and equality you seek for yourself and the world.

Eclipse blessings!

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* If you feel that you are anxiously floating in the inbetween perhaps you are in The Liminal Space. The word “liminal” comes from the Latin word limens, which means, “threshold.” “… It is when you have left the tried and true, but have not yet been able to replace it with anything else.