Beautifully Gowned Wax Figures While Venus Retrogrades: The Aquarian Full Moon

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. Coco Chanel

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art. Oscar Wilde

People see you as an object, not as a person, and they project a set of expectations onto you. People who don’t have it think beauty is a blessing, but actually it sets you apart. Candice Bergen

Fashion is a potency in art, making it hard to judge between the temporary and the lasting. E. C. Stedman

Nothing’s beautiful from every point of view. Horace

Clothes make the man. Latin Proverb

It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes. Henry David Thoreau

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society. Mark Twain

You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal; no one will see it. But when a button is missing, everyone sees that. Erich M. Remarque

This Aquarian full Moon occurs on July 31. This is a rather remarkable full Moon as it is smack on when Venus goes retrograde for 40 days (and 40 nights). Venus just touches into Virgo ever so slightly and then retrogrades back into Leo. We then have the Sun, Jupiter, Mercury and Venus in Leo, making this period one that's largely focused on the idea of love, generosity, kindness, open hearts, creativity, along with the need to put yourself at the centre of your own universe - now is a great time to align with the things you're wanting to do, wanting to concentrate on, wanting to achieve. 

One of the big tests we've been facing these last few weeks and will be continuing over the next few weeks is Venus moving very, very slowly as it's going retrograde square Saturn moving very, very slowly in it's own retrograde motion. This can feel like trying to swim in glue - or molasses - and it can be a very trying time around issues to do with relationships (of all kinds), money and motivation. Saturn can be a hard task master and it can ask for a pound or two of flesh in exchange for getting your life more organised and under your control. Sometimes we have to submit and let go of things we really don't want to let go of, even if they are really not good for us. Sometimes, the world closes in and we have no choice but to just do a deep, big let-go.

On top of that, we have Jupiter in the mix - Venus and Jupiter will soon conjunct, both still squaring Saturn. This can bring about maximum feelings of dissatisfaction or frustration (or both), however, it can also bring to the fore the ability, or the necessity, of getting one's ducks in a row. This can bring about the need to get organised, to release things from the past, to move past obstructions that are tying you down and to get your life sorted out. 

The full Moon is on Aquarius 8: BEAUTIFULLY GOWNED WAX FIGURES ON DISPLAY

This speaks of being able to create beautiful, or at least useful, things to inspire others, brighten people’s lives or contribute beauty to society and culture. It can imply a sense that one is on “Display”, that others are looking at you or the things you create. Being “Beautifully Gowned” is wonderful, but inner beauty is more important than outer. It is not enough to just look the part; people must live it. Although it is great to be beautifully manicured, you must ‘walk your talk’ as well. You may find something in your life is too superficial or have only a superficial part to play. Things may look good on the outside, but what's going on inside?

Keywords: Setting standards. Exemplars of social ritual. Superficial values on display. Superficial beauty or avatars of fashion? Not showing true feelings. Beauty salons, modeling. Judging a book by its cover. No substance. Pretty on the outside. Positions of power and privilege that seem unreal. Models. Beauty and its allure. Store dummies. Money spent on appearances. Always having to look good. The need for real flesh and blood responses.

The Caution: Putting on a false front. Expecting to be noticed. Acting "wooden" about something. Not contributing anything of real value. Beauty that has no "voice". Lack of depth and integrity. Fake responses. Acting only for social acceptance. Bloodless realities. Lifeless figures. Obsession with beauty and fashion. Judging others without regard for their humanity. Emotionless realities. Being a "Handbag" wife or husband.

The Karmic Degree (the degree before) for the the full Moon is Aquarius 7: A CHILD BORN OUT OF AN EGGSHELL

I see this Symbol and the Beautifully Gowned Wax Figures before it as a binary; they fit very well together - the both can speak of mutating into something bigger and better.

This Symbol shows seeing the individuality, beauty, potential or genius in people, particularly children. Today’s Indigo and Star children fit this description; they seem to come from nowhere and surprise us with their amazing ability to just ‘know’ things. This “Child” could be quite dependant; may need a lot of care, nurturing and education, or they could be very independent. Is this you or someone around you? Finding new ways of doing things ensures you have the needed materials and resources to nourish this new beginning. Your desire to find your own unique way will give you the ability to find new paths and a new emergence. 

Keywords: Transmutation. The birth of a new creative original impulse. Incubated ideas coming to fruition. Genetic engineering. Invitro fertilization. People beyond their time. Mutations. Seeking the unusual. The unexpected birth. The desire to have children. The nurturing egg. Emerging in a unique way. The matrix and the casket. The struggle to break free. Genetic engineering. Indigo children. Children that seem unrelated to their parents. Adoption.

The Caution: Being different only to follow fashion. Afraid of new ideas. Lack of support. Spoilt and naive attitudes. Rebellion. Uneasiness. Prejudice and racial stereotypes. Refusing to believe even what the eyes can see.

The Quest Degree (the degree following) for the Moon is Aquarius 9: A FLAG IS SEEN TURNING INTO AN EAGLE

This Symbol shows speaking about your ideals and passions and spreading the message far and wide. You can have powerful messages of serious ideals, sometimes political, sometimes not. One can see a “Flag” and salute it - or not. It usually depends on what the flag signifies. Your ideas, ideals, gifts, talents, inventions, realizations are all your “Flag”. To release these into the environment is the “Turning Into an Eagle”; taking off and flying allows the energy to be released. You may find that you are no longer just projecting an image, but true power. You could feel like you've been reborn - having had some amazing realization or insight. 

Keywords: Turning away from having to prove oneself. Rising above the commonplace. Ascension. Rebirth. Homespun truth. Ideals that uplift and free. Shouting joy from the treetops. Boosts in self-esteem. Strength. Transformation. Plans taking shape. Power and might. Conveying images of strength and fidelity. Declaring visions and dreams. Totems. Strong displays of independence and freedom. Announcements. High flight.

The Caution: Forcefully displaying private beliefs. Swallowing advertising or propaganda. Believing the party line. Blowing your own horn. Bragging. Sudden mood swings. Arrogance. Throwing one's weight around. Threatening others with loud displays of might. Bullying. Talking over the top of others. Not listening because of righteousness.

The Moon symbolizes: Emotions, moods, mother, family, clan, domestic issues, relationship to home and country. Feelings, sentiments, nourishment, emotional nurturing, monkey chatter mind, lunar and menstrual cycles, clarity of emotions or lunacy. Female energy - yours and others.

Sun is on Leo 8: AN ACTIVIST IS STIRRING UP DISCONTENT BY SPREADING THEIR REVOLUTIONARY IDEALS

This Symbol speaks of having bright, burning ideas of revolution and change. It can show having to make people believe in ideas even though, at times, they are radical, revolutionary or downright disruptive. You may feel as though you have had enough, that your needs are not being met and that you have little or no power. You may need to enlist the support of others in order to succeed. It is through the promise of equality that power is likely to be won. Being radical may have its ups and downs, but there is often a need to take a stand against things that seem unfair or destructive.

Keywords: Unwavering and unbending intellect. Burning passions. Revolutionary ideals. Change for the sake of change. Making one's ideas and passions known. Standing on a soapbox. Greenpeace and other radical groups. Anti-capitalism. Entrepreneurs. Working hard to wake others up. Challenging authority. Demonstrations. Placards. Rejecting oppression. Soapboxes.

The Caution: Political brainwashing. Finding things to be dissatisfied with. Extremism. Religious fundamentalists. Street preachers. Cult leaders. Terrorism. Breeding hate. Challenging powerful institutions. Propaganda. Animosity.

The Karmic Degree for the Sun is Leo 7: THE WONDER OF THE CONSTELLATIONS OF STARS IN THE NIGHT SKY

This Symbol brings up issues to do with the bigger questions of life; even the simple issues should be seen against the backdrop of something far greater and more meaningful than they may at first appear. We on planet Earth can feel like a tiny speck when we consider how huge our solar system or the universe is, however, we each are an important part; we are all stars in our own right. Keeping this in mind helps to keep our lives in perspective. Questions such as “what is life really about” and “what does it all mean” are likely to come up. 

Keywords: Reminders of the patterns, integration and enormity of nature. The big picture. Observing signatures. A determination to "be somebody". The Stars and Stripes. Feeling like a tiny fleck against the backdrop of the vault of the sky. Space travel and its wonders. Signs from the heavens. Answers sought through astrology. Astronomy. Being a shining star. Enormous people or personalities.

The Caution: Ignoring down-to-earth issues. Missing the small details. Only being amazed by huge things and not seeing wonder in the small things in life. Being starstruck and not seeing the true picture.

The Sun symbolizes: One’s core center, spirit, heart, issues to do with father, men, self, ego, your male side. How you radiate your sense of being. What others see, how you are recognized or remembered, sense of identity and connection with male energy - yours and others.

Mercury is on Leo 17: VOLUNTEER CHURCH CHOIR MAKES SOCIAL EVENT OF REHEARSAL

This Symbol shows the spirit of giving without thought of reward and the gathering of people who endeavor to bring goodness and light to the community. You probably feel the need to be with those of like mind. Take the opportunity to share in their expressions of spiritual joy and shared faith. Unified voices need to be heard, whether they are taken seriously, or rewarded, or doing it for the sense of community their togetherness can bring. Singing and lifting one’s voice can entertain and boost people’s spirits. Take a chance with others by joining in social activities that bring light and fun to everyone concerned.

Keywords: Making the most of any situation. Feelings of togetherness. Rehearsing without worrying about what might happen. Doing things without thought of reward. Sharing community. Catching up on what others are doing. Busking and street singing. Learning to open up the throat. Charity work. Volunteers. Sharing food and drink. Small gifts for others. Dedication to ideals. Extending yourself by mixing in. Gatherings. Church or school halls. Looking after the homeless. 

The Caution: Trivializing the purpose of gatherings. Being afraid or reticent to lift up one's voice. Standing in the background because of the belief that one is not "good" enough to join in. Criticizing others for not contributing enough. Feeling ripped off. Issues of being "in the club".

The Quest Degree for Mercury is Leo 18: A CHEMIST CONDUCTS AN EXPERIMENT FOR THEIR STUDENTS

This Symbol implies being willing to try something new, a new discovery, something different and to step outside the square. The message, whether you’re a participant or an observer, is to pay attention and attend to details. Going by the ‘tried and true’ scientific model that sticks to doing experiments exactly the same way over and over only leads to the same result. A mix of new ingredients can lead to new creations and can lead to surprising results. Even if you're unsure of outcomes, being willing to take risks can lead to interesting possibilities. Be sure of the mix of ingredients though, as some are dangerous or unpredictable. 

Keywords: Alchemy. Stepping out of the usual rules and taking a risk. New and untried procedures. Syllabus and education. Wisdom being passed on. Putting things "to the test". Throwing out what doesn't stand up. Ingredients. Bunsen burners. Test tubes. Microscopes. Seeking rational answers. Science and chemistry. Leading by example. The thrill of discovery.

The Caution: Always going "by the rules of the book" leading to inertia and suppression of creative ideas. Being afraid to take a chance because the situation may get out of control. Refusing to reveal one's formula, lest it be copied. Narrow viewpoints. Skepticism. Being a stickler for conservative science. Not trusting other's abilities. Chemicals that pollute and distort.

Mercury symbolizes: Mind, thought, communication, memory, expression, intelligence. News, exchanges, chatting, conversations, short journeys, connections with others, telephones, emails, siblings, neighbors, the reasoning mind. Day-to-day activities. Cars, keys, small animals. 

Venus is retrograde on Virgo 1: IN A PORTRAIT, THE BEST OF A PERSON'S TRAITS AND CHARACTER ARE IDEALIZED

Venus only slightly touches into Virgo and then retreats back into Leo again. It's curious how this degree Symbol backs up the idea of the full Moon Symbol of the Beautifully Gowned Figures. Venus is exactly conjunct the fixed star Regulus. This can bring a double whammy to the need to remember the 'royalty' that resides in all of us - to contact with and to remember how special all of us are. 

This Symbol shows projecting a desired image of yourself or others. Paintings, drawings, caricatures, profiles, portraits – all these are important hallmarks of people. However, the real thing is character. You may need to be a good judge of character and not just “read a book by its cover” = look deeply into people. However, at times, you may need to remind yourself of the true features of people or situations. Is the "true picture" of a person, the "Man's Features", presented and recognized. Do you look for the best but avoid undesirable factors? Is this working, or do you sometimes miss the truth?

Keywords: Projection of beauty. Drawings, paintings, photographs, etc. Art, cosmetics, beauty salons. Hairstyles. Elevated thoughts or memories. Taking someone at face value. Visual senses and clues. Recognition. Caricatures of people. Highlighting features. "Identikit" drawings. Visual prototypes. Profiles. Face reading. Written reviews and references. Viewpoints.

The Caution: Not truly assessing people. Vanity. Superficial judgments. Propaganda. Misleading appearances. Tagging people with labels. Misidentifications. Taking someone the wrong way. Seeing only the best, or the worst. Preconceived beliefs. Feeling misunderstood. Prejudice. Projections.

The Karmic Degree for Venus is Leo 30: AN UNSEALED LETTER HAS VITAL AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

Venus has recently spent quite a few days on this degree and it will again following the full Moon as Venus goes retrograde. This is a very interesting time of working through issues to do with Venus - especially relationships. And money. 

This Symbol shows a message that is, or needs to be, spread either by writing it down or speaking it. There can, at times, be a desire to reveal one’s inner feelings; however the opposite can also be true; you may feel very confronted by the thought of wearing your heart on your sleeve. However you transmit this ‘Vital and Confidential Information’, it needs to be done from the heart and with integrity. When this is done the right people can see and benefit from it. Be aware of sharing information that isn’t yours to share or that breaks confidentiality with someone who trusts you. 

Keywords: Wearing your heart on your sleeve. Shared thoughts and feelings. Declaring what needs to be said. "Dear John" letters. Laying one's self on the line through writing things down. Diaries. Letters. Penmanship. Messages of intent. Things said out loud. Confidences.

The Caution: Playing games with information. Pretending to conceal for the purposes of deceit. Blurting things out. Not giving any indication of what's thought. Being upset about having things out in the open. Passing on the secrets of others. Revealing things that shouldn't be revealed.

Venus symbolizes: Relatedness, cooperation, what attracts you. The experience of sweetness, beauty or delight. Social interactions, love, friends, how you reach out to people. Feminine persona, relationship with mother and females. Money, possessions, sense of values.

Mars is on Cancer 25: A LEADER OF PEOPLE WRAPPED IN AN INVISIBLE CLOAK OF POWER

Mars here is traversing over the territory of the last new Moon. We are likely to see more of people who should not have power lording it over others in some horrid fashion. We see it all the time, but, perhaps, with Mars going over this degree, we will be pushed to see more clearly where people are abusing their power. Or abusing us. Over the course of the coming week, Mars will trine Saturn, bringing a stronger sense of being able to make decisions that will be useful and productive. 

This Symbol points to 'Invisible' levels of 'Power' that are cloaking someone. It could show someone who’s powerful, a leader, someone to be reckoned with. There is often an unavoidable need to accept powerful responsibilities and to respond rationally to anything that needs to be done. It is almost as though this has been thrust upon you, but it is as much because you have placed yourself in this position of power and responsibility and you both understand and accept the consequences of the role. Take care not to lord it over others. If this is not about you, it can be about someone in your environment.

All I want is a warm bed and a kind word, and unlimited power. Ashleigh Brilliant

Keywords: Leadership and its honors and responsibilities. Powerful descent of energies taking over one's being. Feeling invincible—one can do nothing wrong. Hugging and being hugged. Sore shoulders. Shawls and cloaks that empower or coverup. Gurus. Quiet, unassuming strength. Charisma, strength and presence. Beautiful coats. Furs. Huge personalities. A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words. Phillips Brooks

The Caution: Shows of superiority. Presuming oneself to be more than one is. Megalomania. Abuse of power. Not owning one's magnificence. Having the weight of the world on your shoulders. People on power trips. Lording it over others. Being pushy. All I want is a warm bed and a kind word, and unlimited power. Ashleigh Brilliant. 

The Karmic Degree for Mars is Cancer 24: A WOMAN AND TWO MEN (OR A MAN AND TWO WOMEN) CAST AWAY ON A SMALL ISLAND

This Symbol shows people seem locked into some situation, environment or relationship that pushes the boundaries of relationships. There could be too many people, as in relationship triangles, or there could just be too many people to take into consideration as sometimes happens, i.e., when a child intrudes too much into a relationship between adults. You may find that it is difficult to choose what you want as others may have something different to say. Your wants seem to vacillate from one extreme to the other. Perhaps there is a need to get away from those trying to confuse you with conflicting views, although this may sometimes be impossible. 

Keywords: Feelings of being fenced in. Too little room to move. Lack of privacy. Relationship triangles. Claustrophobia. Isolation. Love affairs. Too many people or having no one. Having to schedule people's needs. Competition and rivalry. Polygamy.

The Caution: Not seeing the whole picture. Fighting over one's "territory". The specter of "someone else". Jealousy. Sexual infidelity. Misleading relationships. Being shut out of relationship. Fickleness. Not being able to choose. Having too many people to consider.

Mars symbolizes: Drive, determination or agenda, how you get to your goals. How you express and handle anger, ambition, assertion of self and ability to step forward. The male principle, sexuality, the ability to step up to the plate when one needs to. Fight or flight.

Jupiter is on Leo 28: MANY LITTLE BIRDS ON THE LIMB OF A LARGE TREE

This Symbol shows many people and voices and a gathering together with those of like mind. There seem to be so many possibilities or ways to go. Although the overall situation is secure and stable there will still be some confusions to resolve. Perhaps you’re forced to be with people who don’t share the same mindset or goals? You may be vulnerable to lots of chatter going on in your mind, or having too many thoughts or people, their voices or their needs to consider. Try to relax and gain some perspective; not all that you see or hear is going to be worth thinking about or pursuing.

Keywords: Gathering with people of like mind. Sharing ideas. Huge structures where people can get lost in the crowd. Big business, government and bureaucracy. Multilevel marketing. Databases. The Internet and chat groups. Books, tapes and cds. Publishing houses. Competition. Telephone switchboards. Trying to gain attention.

The Caution: Many voices—some heard, some not. Being confused or immobilized by too much advice or information. Too many sounds. Having trouble hearing the essential truth. A scattering of energies. Not getting a word in edgeways. Everybody talking and nobody listening. Being one of many. Noise and distraction. Staying with the mediocre. The masses. Being invisible. Useless chattering or noise.

The Quest Degree for Jupiter is Leo 29: A MERMAID HAS CLIMBED TO THE ROCKY SHORE OF A BLEAK COAST, SHE AWAITS THE PRINCE WHO WILL BRING HER IMMORTALITY

Venus will soon be retrograding back to this degree, having spent some time on it recently. Venus and Jupiter will be meeting up on this degree through the first week of August. It can bring up relationship issues and the desire to push through obstacles. However, with Saturn squaring this conjunction, obstacles may be more like the Great Wall of China than a mere obstacle or difficulty. We can feel very strongly to be getting on with projects, relationships, time off (hey! that would be something different - Venus and Jupiter can be essentially lazy), expansion into new areas, etc, but then Saturn probably has the final say.

This Symbol shows the desire to find a partner or a place in the world where you feel you belong and can contribute; finding a place to ‘come ashore’ in life, establish a career and a life that feels worthwhile. You will be able to make sense of your intuitive or creative thoughts as you grow and find both your feet and your voice. In finally being able to verbalize things into rational expression, you will be creating from your intuitive wisdom. However, there needs to be a caution against expecting others to verify your existence through your relationship with them. Being self reliant whilst inviting others into your life is the balance here. 

Keywords: Coming into conscious form. New ways of being. Transformation. New forms emerging out of the past. Needing, and probably expecting, recognition. Feeling different from the crowd. Learning to stand on your own two feet. Problems with feet and legs. Longing to make an impression.

The Caution: Focusing on social or rational aspects before being ready. Naivety. Being thrown in the deep end. Relying on relationships too much. Looking to the other for validation of one's existence. Co-dependent behavior.

Jupiter symbolizes: The big picture, expansion, exploration, aspirations, religious and philosophical ideals, issues to do with traveling, foreign lands, people and traditions, culture, education, generosity, luck, abundance, support, optimism. Insight through knowledge and wisdom.

Saturn is on Scorpio 29: AN INDIAN WOMAN PLEADING TO THE CHIEF FOR THE LIVES OF HER CHILDREN

Saturn here is asking us to employ compassion, caring and time to help those who may need our help. In Australia in particular, there has been widespread talk of childrens' rights, along with issues of domestic violence and the role of the courts in our society. 

This Symbol implies the need, or the ability, to be an advocate for the rights of others, particularly youngsters or children, and being prepared to engage with others in order to bring about a desired result. You may find yourself standing-up for those in your care, or for those who need your care, whether it is your children, your ideals or creative pursuits. Even if they sometimes deserve rejection, punishment or judgment, the solution will possibly be found not in being defensive as in simply asking for consideration, mercy and leniency. This can also show bringing a healing to others, whether it’s through their own actions or through finding the healers that are needed to affect a cure. Patterns of family dominance. Pleading one's cause. Family law courts. Lawyers. Courts. Custody battles. Advocates. Having firm ideas. Guilt and innocence. Intervention. Intercession.

Keywords: Patterns of family dominance. Pleading one's cause. Seeking love, mercy or forgiveness. Asking higher powers to step in, help or heal. Intercession. Counseling. Protecting the younger ones. Family law courts, magistrates, lawyers. Divorce. Young people taken seriously. Guilt and innocence. Weaving words to a desired outcome. Intervention. Schools. Juvenile delinquents. Being nailed for an offence. Speaking on behalf of others. Tribunals. Begging for mercy. Custody battles. Sexual discrimination. Advocates.

The Caution: Being dominated. Sacrificing one's self for peace and quiet. Making a spectacle. Ramming one's opinions. Going on the defensive. Bullying and browbeating. Harping on and on about things that should be forgiven or forgotten. Disruptive elements that get away with anything. Being expelled. Being made an example of.

Saturn symbolizes: Authority, rules, discipline and obligation The heavy stuff. What we fear, loss, karma, aging, the establishment, orthodoxy, tradition, status, the concept of time, walls, boundaries, limits, older people, restrictions, patience, conquering difficulties.

Uranus is retrograde on Aries 21: A BOXER IS ENTERING THE RING

Uranus is on this degree right through July and August. This is a major coupling - Uranus in Aries on The Boxer Symbol (very archetypal). This Symbol shows that there may be a temptation to take on issues, even to fight, but it needs to be with dignity and regulation. You may feel a need, or the urge, to step up to the plate and take something or someone on. There are rules to follow and often others will be end up being the judge of the final outcome. Make sure you possess the skills and training to defend what you believe. Remember that sometimes you need to back off if you're not winning a contest. Question: is someone on the attack or the defense?

Keywords: Physical or psychological self - assertion and determination. Attack or defense? Fighting for emotional, psychological or physical space. Being seen as a person of strength. Throwing punches. Fighting on any level. Being prepared to take a swing at someone or something. Stepping up to the plate. Throwing down the gauntlet. Going after the title. Big vs. small egos.

The Caution: Using force or power to dominate people or those who challenge. Acting in a combative manner. Not displaying sportsmanship. Wanting to knock people out. Looking for combat. Throwing punches at anything. Belting, smacking, invading. Being punch-drunk.

Uranus symbolizes: The unexpected, things that are individual or 'different'. Charged, energetic dynamics, electricity, light, lightning bolts, sudden changes, those who live on the fringe of society. Sudden turns and twists of fate. Rebellion, surprises, liberation, freedom.

Neptune is on Pisces 10: AN AVIATOR IN THE CLOUDS

Neptune has been on this degree for months and months. This shows being able to stay on course, not allowing distractions or difficult or confusing issues to deter you from your destination. Perhaps you need to rise above and transcend the more nitty-gritty realities of earthly existence and its difficulties, just be aware that you may not be seeing the complete picture very clearly sometimes. If you take special notice, you may be able to see through illusions, seeing past the surface appearances to things that others miss. You may be able to rely on your spiritual, creative or intellectual skills to take you above and beyond those things that others have to deal with. However, you may also be evading the real truth.

Keywords: Elevated views. Always seeing the best in people and things. Peace and tranquility. The longing for transcendence. Not seeing limitations. Being in a refined "head space". Mastery. Flight, planes, pilots. Avoidance of time constraints. Pollyanna attitudes. Free flights of fantasy and escapism. The need for accurate navigation. Being in charge of the controls. Seeking higher truths. Maps. Compasses. Global satellite positioning. Clouds. Mist and fog. Hang-gliding. Don't "over-control" like a novice pilot. Stay loose enough from the flow that you can observe it, modify, and improve it. Donald Rumsfeld

The Caution: Sailing through difficulties or missing what's really going on. Escapist use of alcohol and drugs, etc. Lack of grounded energy or reality. Being unearthed. Escaping responsibilities. Isolating oneself. Completely missing the point. Feeling high and mighty and above everyone else, particularly with intellectual skills. Wrong turns. Missing the signs. Feeling like you're living in a fog. Disconnecting from others, leading to isolation. Losing the plot. Taking huge risks. One's head being separate from the body. 

Neptune symbolizes: Mystical, "out there," spirituality and con artists. Dreams, mysteries, mystics and religious issues. Intuition, clairvoyance, seeing into the invisible. Addictive, chaotic, charming, deceptive, illusory, co dependent, sensory awareness.

Pluto is on Capricorn 14: AN ANCIENT BAS-RELIEF CARVED IN GRANITE REMAINS A WITNESS TO A LONG-FORGOTTEN CULTURE

This Symbol shows learning from the past, seeing the beauty and meaning inherent in ancient civilizations, their monuments and cultures. Some things never fade; they stand as reminders of ancient eras, bringing messages to us. Information and revelations may be found in these reminders (the “Remains”) about the stability and longevity of the foundation of your society, or possibly some other society, distant in time or space. You’ll find satisfaction in things that are not so much superficial display, but those things that represent the longevity and stability of the foundation or backdrop of your society. The trick is not to get stuck in the past or become unchangeable or unbendable.

Keywords: Anonymous immortality. Things written or carved in stone, or concrete. Permanent records. Clues from the past. Things that should be shaped and changed with the times. Pieces of art or sculpture. Things that belong in a museum. Inscriptions and carvings. Ancient civilizations and their relics. History.

The Caution: Limitations that don't allow for changes. Old and outworn situations. Things that can not, or will not, ever change. Memories frozen in time. Feeling stuck, like no growth is possible. Frigidity of feelings.

Pluto symbolizes: Unconscious motivations, depth psychology, history. Sex, procreation at a deep level, intensity, profound emotions, taking hold of one's power. Being king or queen of one's underworld. Strength, survival mode instincts. Big money. Big power. The Plutocracy.

Chiron is on Pisces 21: A LITTLE WHITE LAMB, A CHILD AND A CHINESE SERVANT

This shows being able to provide care, safety and comfort to those who need it. The “Child” has a “Servant”; he is well looked after. He also has a “Little White Lamb”, an animal companion, one he can be with, hug and enjoy. In our early years it was the sense of touch that was initially satisfied. If you felt cradled and comfortable, you could grow knowing that all was safe and well. You could find yourself in a place of privilege; cradled from those things that could hurt or challenge you, having someone to look after you. Conversely, you could be the one who’s always there for others, supporting and loving them regardless of who they are or where they’re from.

Keywords: Being protected by higher, more aware, energies. The privileges money and social status bring. Awareness of the different levels of situations. Differing perspectives. Helpers, servants. Care. Being watched over. Watchfulness. Pets and animals. The supervision of youngsters. Purity of vision. Caring for the child within.

The Caution: Social incompatibility. Purity merely by nature of wealth. Not having to grow up because of the social environment. Not taking responsibility for one's self. Acting like a brat and getting away with it.

Chiron symbolizes: Our wounds and it is known as The Wounded Healer, it also shows The Stories That We Tell Ourselves, it is where we have to focus on healing, it can show things that are out of shape or misplaced or in need of repair.

The Moon's North Node is on Libra 3: THE DAWN OF A NEW DAY REVEALS EVERYTHING CHANGED

The Moon's north node here is on The Super Galactic Center. The SGC spans several degrees from Virgo 29 to Libra 6 or so. This is an amazing time of connecting into what consciousness is about. I made an audio about this - you can listen to it here. 

This Symbol pictures sudden, new beginnings happening in one’s life. Things can change so quickly that it’s hard to believe at first, but eventually it dawns on you that things are different in the light of a “New Day”. Take heart, realize that the darkness is abating, gradually let go of what went before and embrace the new opportunities that beckon. This can show someone who moves around a lot or goes through several big transformations in their lives or have to weather big changes that often come up. However, there’s a need to guard against being fickle and wanting to move on too readily when one should perhaps stay with a situation and work on it.

Keywords: New perspectives and realizations. Waking up to a whole new consciousness or sense of reality. Emerging from depression. Huge changes that erase things that mattered before. Radical shifts. Major life experiences. Being reborn. Events out of nowhere. Changes of fortune. Revitalized perspectives. Coming out of a sleep.

The Caution: Holding on despite all evidence and reason to move on. Refusing to believe that things are getting better. Waking up and not knowing where one is. Fickleness. Change for the sake of change. Sticking with the old. Having to adjust continually to changing circumstances. Unstable behavior.

The Moon's North Node symbolizes: This is known as quite a 'karmic point' (although all planets and points in a chart can be 'karmic'). One's destiny in this life. The things you are meant to integrate, move towards, become. Destined relationships and relationship issues can show up here.

The Moon's South Node is on Aries 3: A CAMEO SHOWS THE PROFILE OF A PERSON THAT SUGGESTS THE OUTLINE OF THEIR COUNTRY

This Symbol shows that there is a need for an objective awareness of how your life fits into the larger picture. How do you, and others, fit into this situation? Does your ‘Profile’ define you in a different way from what you’d like, or are you happy with your image? You may find you have a more important role than you previously thought. Imprint your mark on life by becoming a shining example of your country, tradition, beliefs or culture. However, try not to become too identified with externals or seeking recognition from the people around you.

Keywords: Observing one's limitations. Living a life that is large. Atlases and maps. Standing by one's self. Allegiances with creed, religion, race or country. Nationhood. Brotherhood. The land. People in uniforms of any kind. The face of fighters who fought 'the good fight'. Borders and limitations to activity. Identification. Expatriates.

The Caution: Stereotyping one's self or others. Blindly following the dogma of parents, government or officials. Not seeing the true essence of one's self. Expecting to fit into some "shape" or model. Becoming identified with externals. Seeking recognition from others.

The Moon's South Node symbolizes: Past karmic patterns to be overcome, can be habits that are good, but can describe things, relationships, issues that you need to let go of, or, hold you back from manifesting your true destiny. Relationships that feel karmic and difficult, memories from the past.

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Lynda Hill

Lynda Hill, FAA Pract. Cert. has been a professional astrologer for more than 18 years. 2008 marked her 24th lecture tour of the States, in addition to the many lectures she has conducted for astrologers and the public throughout Australia, England, Scotland,  Wales, Ireland, Russia, South Africa, New Zealand and Canada.

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