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Asteroid Vesta: Heart of the Flame

Why do we meditate ?

To calm the mind ?

To find peace ?

To purify the Mind ?

All of these can be true. Yet, what happens right after one purifies the mind, body and soul ?

Did you ever find “new life” or “new energy” after a period of depression or deep rest and relaxation ? Now we are going to talk about this new life, new energy, the long longed for force of Life.

 

In the ancient world each city state had the sacred flame burning at the very center of the city. We have to understand that the Hellenes and Romans built their cities according to their percieved cosmic order, hence everything was sacred. All the buildings and facilitiwa in city were constructed according to the order of the percieved Universe. At the very heart of the civilized life, at the center burnt the sacred fire of Hestia.

For ages, young women dedicated themselves to keeping the central flame alive. ıf the fire went out, the city would perish. Women attending this sacred duty had to be pure at heart: not doing this for material gain but with the pure Vestal urge which is embedded inside us all, a holy part of the human nature.

Thus Vesta, first among the Gods, kept the hearth alive at Olympus. Earthly life had to be a re-make of the mythological world and the flames had to be kept in vigil day and night.

Fire, the element of divine inspiration and creativity burns at the hearth of Olympus where the gods reside. Some say that Prometheus stole the fire from Vesta’s hearth.

We all go through times of depression. Sometimes we isolate ourselves from the world and go within, meeting monsters and angels in the infite realm of the soul. These times are our dark moon times when we find the deepest source. This is a process when we shed our old skin, leave behind relationships and habits, sacrifice our old selves. These times drag us into the purifying fire. Then we re-emerge from the cold dark earth and start our new life. Can you see this pattern in your life ? Asteroid Vesta shows how we go through the universal process of purification.

Getting rid of distractions, fears and nonesense chatter of the mind brings us closer to our Center. That is why the Asteroid Vesta is associated with our daily spiritual and self care practices. How do you meditate ? What brings you closer to your center where burns the sacred inner flame ?

Dedication

Vesta perhaps is one of the most devotional figures and Asteroid Vesta is about spirituality. She shows us the path to dedication. Sign and house position of Vesta shows us what we dedicate ourselves to.

Asteroid Vesta in Signs and Houses


Aries / First House: Self dedication. Expressing your self, your persona may be the sacred work for you in this life. First House positions are always very strong one. It is said that we carry our first house planets on ourselves, they constitute our image.


Taurus / Second House: Vesta bestows psychic or meditative gifts in the Second House. This is the place that supports us in this life. Your daily self care and meditation practices may be your greatest support channels.


Gemini / Third House: In Hellenistic Astrology the Third House is named House of the Goddess. Planets which fall into this house can bestow mental gifts. Communication and spreading your message to those close to you may play a role in your spirituality. Teaching, learning or solely reading can become meditative activities with Vesta in Gemini or the Third House.


Cancer / Fourth House: Vesta situatied where she naturally belongs, at the Hearth and Home! Imagine a huge fireplace in the middle of your home. What would you cook on it ? What stories will you tell people gathered around it ? Vesta in the Fourth House is where she belongs, at the very roots of the chart. Home and family gatherings are emphasized here. Perhaps you are the mother figure who gathers all the tribe around her: at the very center.


Leo / Fifth House: Taking amoment and concentrating, staying with the inner flame and pracitcing patience works wonders in your creative activities. Staying at the center will support and guide you in your art and the way you create your life. In addition, dedication to children can also be a sacred duty with Vesta in Leo or the Fifth House.


Virgo / Sixth House: Dedication to work, wellness and self care is emphasized with Vesta in Virgo or the Sixth House. Perhaps you want a work which needs tending day and night. Work cannot be seperate from your life and values. You may see a sacred tone, meaning or a higher purpose in your daily work and activities.


Libra / Seventh House: Love like devotion. With Vesta in the house of marriage and partnerships you may find that your close relationships play a sacred role in your life. Perhaps through your encounters with “the other” you find more pathways to reach deep within yourself where the sacred flame burns forever.
Sharing, partnering and creating a sacred union may contribute a ground for your spirituality.


Scorpio / Eighth House: In the cold and dark realm of Hades, Vesta keeps her flames alive through transformation and inner work. In this place Vesta may mean great potentialities for healing. Centering at the very womb of Death and Rebirth, sacred flames burn at the very heart of Life itself. The native with such a placement may always find regeneration through her meditative, spiritual and self care practices. Solitude alone can work wonders.


Sagittarius / Ninth House: Inner exploration. When you shut out the outer world and find your peace in isolation, gates to your infinite inner world are opened. Staying at your very center can you start to explore endless realms. Creativity and spirituality go hand in hand and always seek expansion. Sharing your ideas and experiences with others in circles or sacred spaces can be a part of your spiritual practices.


Capricorn / Tenth House: Your career as a Vestal Virgin. Nurses, nuns, academicians and artists: any career which requires selfless dedication can be embodied by a native who was born with Vesta in the Tenth House or the sign of the Sea-goat. Your work may not be a mundane activity, just to pay the bills. Perhaps you are seeking a career which will be in lieu with your spirituality. A sacred career which serves your higher ethics and values in a well constructed system can be satisfying for you.


Aquarius / Eleventh House: Hearth for the community. Vesta in Aquarius of the Eleventh House may constitute a pillar, a center for the greater community, social groups and networks to gather around. You can connect with the Higher Mind during your daily meditative practices. Do not forget that Prometheus, the archetype of Aquarius, stole the fire from Vesta’s hearth. You can share your inner knowing, wisdom and ideas with those who gather around you. Your ideas will always be new and radical. In your Promethean role you may even bring about topics and information which the groups of people wish to avoid in their ignorance. You can help others to see beyond their limitations and discover their own patterns and trains of thought. You may serve humanity in its ever quest for enlightenment.


Pisces / Twelveth House: Sacred Spirituality. Vesta in Pisces or the Twelveth House holds the greatest opportunity for deep meditation and connection with the highter realms. Pisces is the sign in Eternity. In this place the ever dancing flames of Vesta connect you to the limitless Universe, all things beyond imagination. Isolation, prayer and all meditative activities may be ways to connect with your sacred center where you will find the deepest inspiration.

 

 

 

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Lunar Nodes: Fate of Norns: Past, Present and Future

20. Thence come the maidens mighty in wisdom,

Three from the dwelling down ‘neath the tree;

Urth is one named, Verthandi the next,–

On the wood they scored-

and Skuld the third.

Laws they made there, and life allotted

To the sons of men, and set their fates.

– Völuspá

In Astrology, the Nodes of the Moon mark the Past, Present and Future. The theory is that the Soul is on a Journey. During this Journey, the soul travels from one place to another. We all come from somewhere and are heading towards somewhere. Time keeps flowing even as you are reading this. It never ceases.

Past, Present and Future

 

In many world mythologies we come across Fates: Three female figures who have such power that even Gods cannot bargain with them. In Plato’s cosmology we again come across them. Fates weave the thread of life, water the Tree of Life, they stand at the junctures, they are the purveyors of Life and what may befall on us mortals. In Norse mythology they are the Norns: Urd, Verdandi and Skuld: Past, Present and Future.

The Past

The Past is symbolized by the South Node, the Dragon’s Tail. . The South Node is where we unmake what we already have in order to be able to weave the Future (North Node). We are already quite adept and experienced in the sign/house themes where the South Node rests. South Node shows us what we have brought with us from the Past. In this life we do not create these things any longer even though we may feel a strong urge to do so.We no longer improve them but use them as background and material for creating the future.  We unmake the fabric in the South Node and release the wool so that we can use this wool in the Present in order to create the Future.

The Present

The sign in between the South Node and the North Node shows the Present. We find this sign by going 90 degrees counterclockwise from the South Node. We are coming from somewhere (South), we are here now and we are going towards somewhere (North). Present is the curicial place because this is what we are creating. We weave our life at the Present with the materials we release and gather from the South Node.

The sign and house of the Present shows us what we are currently doing in this life. What can be a greater gift ?

The present is where we can make concious choices. If there are any planets, asteroids or other significant celestial bodies in this place, they should also be taken into consideration.

The Future

North Node is where the soul is headed towards. Our actions eventually take us there. The Future is always young and new. We keep weaving, creating our future in the Present. North Node shows what we are making with the wool we had gathered from the South Node and are currently weaving in the Present. Therefore the Present is more important than the Past or the Future. We create in the Present thus Past and Future falll before us as “Fate”, that which we cannot alter.

Bending Planets

When a planet makes a sqaure to the Nodes, we call it  “on the bending” planet and it becomes particularly important in our journey of life.

Bending planets are either North bendig or South bending. The themes carried in with the bending planet can sometimes be very strongly seen in one’s life.

Lunar Nodes Report

As a consultant astrologer, I work with natal charts. The Lunar Nodes reading is a 5 pages report which focuses only on the Lunar Nodes in your chart.

  • Sign and House Placements
  • Journey from South to North
  • What is in the Present ?
  • Conjuncting Planets and Asteroids
  • Bending Planets

5 pages, heart and hand crafted report, originally written for you.

70 USD

Please contact me, let us talk a bit and let me know what you need if you feel drawn to this work.  

Blessings,

Begüm

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Full Moon in Aries: Seeds of Hades

What gives meaning to the eternal cycle of Life and Death ? Our time between emerging from the darkness of the womb and returning back to the dark and deep delves of Hades is what we can ever have. Life, death and rebirth. The Fates have written so.

I do believe in free will. We are free to choose our actions in the given setting, the “given” setting which is partially constructed by our past actions and things we cannot control, a combination of both. We determine what to do with the time and opportunities given to us.

Full Moon in Aries

Today we are super charged with the Full Moon in Aries! Aries is all about life, individuation, crying our unique spirit out to the world. Aries is the firestarter, the bolt thrower, awakener of the Twelve Signs. We are all familiar with the child-like (not childish) enthesuasism of those born under the sign of the Ram.

Aries is a fire sign. Think about Fire. Fire can be detrimental, it can burn whatever it touches and turns Life into grey ash. Yet Fire is vital. Heat in the body, fire to cook, to heat our homesteads and most importantly: Light. In the right way, Fire can bring wonders, in the wrong way it can cause disasters. Thankfully we have Saturn, Lord of Time, controlling, limiting and setting boundaries with Neccessity.

This time the full moon is very powerful. Sun and Moon, facing each other, are forming a T-Square with Pluton, the Lord of the Underworld. Do not let your mind wander into details, let me keep them in the background for all of us. This Full Moon brings in the enegry of action and rebirth. Yet, the best thing about it is that we are one hundered percent accountable for it! All the strings are held by Saturn, the Judge, Guardian of the Rainbow Bridge. Neither the deep pulling energies of Pluton or the fireworks of Aries are out of measure. We are where we are meant to be.

Aries is all about spreading the seeds. As the Moon in Aries makes contact with Pluton, we will be feeling the seeds of Hades, seeds of life inside us tonight.

Take responsiblity of your actions. With responsibility comes the power within. This Full Moon will awaken many of us. Pluton has been working on some of us for the last 2-3 years. Those who have the Cross of Matter or personal planets, oiko despotes or the chart ruler around 20 degrees of Capricorn understand what I mean. These days the Lord of the Underworld is making this last touch on you, if you are one of those people with 20 degrees of cardinal signs are emphasized on their chart. Use your power wisely. Take responsibility and stay accountable. Never leave even one step away from the Virtues. Whenever we move away from the right path, Saturn is here to put us back to the right path. Honesty will guide us through the darkness of this night with the silvery rays of the Moon falling down on us with a thousand blessings.

Full Moon in Virgo: Sacred Service

We are heading towards this year’s full moon in Virgo. Virgo, sign of the Celestial Virgin, is the place of sacred service. Here is where we gground the energies of our soul and work towards earthly productivity. Years of experience and hard work is needed to be able to express one’s soul on matter.

The themes and astrological positions of this full moon have reminded me of the story of Pygmalion who fell in love with a statue he created.

Ovid tells us the tale. Pygmalion the Cypriot was a sculptor. He saw imperfection in mortals and decided that he was not interested in women. Yet one day he made such a beautiful statue, the perfect beauty, and he fell in love with it… He made sacrifices to Venus that this statue comes to life. His wish was granted. The statue was so perfectly beautiful that Venus decided to give it life.

 

When we turn away from the broken world and connect with our soul, miracles can happen. Our souls want to be expressed through matter. Matter should be utilized in the service of our divine essence. Thus can we break free of the cruel world and find our value and meaning in sacred service.

Sun joins Neptune, Lord of the Oceans, during this full moon. Our solar being, the creative urge is mingled with Higher Love,  our higher aspirations and spirituality. For those who could have left the worries and desires of matter (Pygmalion turning away from mortal women) and managed to dedicate themselves to selfless service to their soul, this is an auspicious full moon. For those of us still struggling through the currents of life and running through the unforgiving jungles of survival, it is a confusing time. Our active and concious side is put to sleep. If we are trying to “make things happen”, we might find ourselves being delayed. We are surrounded by the mists, lost in the vastness of Okeanos. Only with feeling can we now find our way back home. Listenning to the inner voice is always better than fighting with shadows. We are given a chance to sacrifice the ego, labels, identifications and conditionings in the sacred altar of Neptune and indulge ourselves in the sacred service to our souls.

At this full moon, Vesta, the asteroid akin to the archetype of the Priestess, is conjunct the fixed star Algol. Algol bestows greater spirituality. Our dedication and devotion can bring us to a higher conciousness and percieved space of deeper sanctity.

All planets except Sun, Mercury and Neptune are in Earth signs. We are seriously concerned with our material being, health, wellness, beauty and wealth. Yet, what are these things for ? What is matter without beauty and meaning ? We must never forget that “Everything in fantasy”, even money.

Full moons are always about fruitation. It is the harvest time. Under the silvery light of Selene, may we harvest the fruits of our sacred service to Earth and Spirit.

 

Blessings

Begüm

March 2020

Asteroid Aeneas

Muse, tell me the things done by golden Aphrodite,

            the one from Cyprus, who arouses sweet desire for gods

            and who subdues the races of mortal humans,

            and birds as well, who fly in the sky, as well as all beasts

            —all those that grow on both dry land and the sea. 

 

 

Aeneas is Aphrodite’s son. He is of a mortal father, Anchises the Trojan and immortal mother, Aphrodite herself.

Aeneas escapes the fall of Troy and starts his own empire: Rome.

The asteroid Aeneas shows our ability to start over, to be born from the ashes of what once was and re-built something bigger and better on new ground.

Born of the Cypriot Goddess and raised by the nymphs of Mount Ida, Aeneas hardly belongs in the world of the mortal. Perhaps the divine essence in him saves him from the ashes of Troy and enables him to create his own.

Aeneas teaches us to follow our soul and connection with the divine no matter what happens in life.

A strong placement of asteroid Aeneas in a chart may indicate the capacity of re-starting, rebirthing and connection with the divine.

 

 

 

Venus in Taurus: 5 March – 4 April

Today the Goddess steps into the lush gardens of Taurus. In the realm of Taurus riches, beauty, fragrant flowers and dripping honey accompany Golden Aphrodite, the lover of smiles. We have a whole month of more love, more productivity, more taste, colours, fragrances and sensual joy in every aspect of this earthly life that has been bestowed on us all.

Taurus is an Earth sign. With Venus in Taurus, we have a very good chance of making peace with our bodies. We are invited to re-create our relationship with Earth, Matter and Mother.

During this month, until April 4, it is best to be close to nature. We are lucky now is spring time in the Northern Hemisphere: Venus will highlight all the beauty of this spring. Self-care practices may take a greater place in our daily lives. It is time to indulge in shameless self-love practices. Venus in Taurus wants you to pamper yourself, sock your body in aroma baths, open that precious bottle of massage oil and treat yourself. Venus wants the best of every earthly pleasure and treasure in the sign of the Celestial Bull.

 

Blessings

Begüm

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Your personal astrology birth chart consult is a soulful exploration of who you are through the lens of astrology. Find out about your planets and astrological influences.

Astrology is the language of the Gods. While reading your personal astrology birth chart, we delve into the depths of your soul, personality, roots and future. In this reading you can find about your planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus…) and their astrological influences.

In this session I will introduce you to your own personal astrology chart. You will learn the influences in the sky at the moment of your birth. The skies of your birth hour gives us information about your life.

In your birth chart consult we will discuss your astrology in the following topics:

  • Your relationship with the world
  • Deep roots, past: family dynamics
  • Future: life’s direction
  • Career, work and talents, career opportunities
  • The Norns: Lunar Nodes, Past, Present and Future
  • Aphrodisias: Love and relationships, what does your relationships serve to ?
  • Eleusis: Wealth, abundance and regeneration.

In this session we will study your most important planets (Sun, Moon, Venus, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptun, Pluton) along with the asteroids that are important only to you.

Which gods, heroes and chracters are you drawn to ?

Each mythological figure is represented with an asteroid. The figure who is significant for the chart owner almost always shows itself in the chart. Prior to your session, give me a list of your “favorites” so that we can delve deeper into the chart and take your heroes with us!

After this session you will have a deeper understanding of who you are, your strengths, weaknesses and how the ever living gods dwell in your very own being.

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Hector and Achilles

Around here all of us have a heart for Hector. It is an unexplainable, non-rational, emotional bound. Some people relate with Achilles, I find their motivations hard to understand.

Yet the Heavens bear the asteroids named after the ageless heroes, Hector (624) and Achilles (588). They are two of the Jupiter Trojans.

Asteroids work on a subtle level. I find them significant when they are conjunct the axis or planets in a chart. Maximum orb is 2 degrees.

Actor Brad Pitt starred in the movie Troy as Achilles. Let us see if the Asteroid Achilles has any significant position in his natal chart:

Are you surprised ? Asteroid Achilles is on the Descendant with almost 1 degree of orb, squaring Uranus in the Tenth House of fame and reputation. I wonder how he relates with acting Achilles. Perhaps it came as a surprise to him.

Asteroid Hector is at 25 degrees of Gemini, rigtht opposite his Sun. When he wore the identity and name of Achilles by acting him, who could be his only enemy, situated 180 degrees to him ? Seventh House and oppositions are about enemies, “the other”, the one who completes us.

Asteroids Hector and Achilles do not drive far away from each other. In any chart they are likely to be not more than 30 degrees away. So it is usual to have them conjunct or in the same sign.

Let us see some other charts with military and politics history:

Winston Churchill has his Venus sieged by Hector and Achilles. In Sagittarius, Venus means involvements in far away places, yet in the Third House it may not be quite far away. Venus rules relations and diplomacy.

In the same manner, Charles De Gaulle has his Moon sieged by Hector and Achilles. Moon rules homeland and belongings:

Is there anyone else you think that we should check for Hector and Achilles ?

Please let me know,

Begüm

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Penelope of Making and Unmaking: Lunar Nodes

In the previous post we discussed the processes of making and unmaking. We unmake the Past at the South Node, weave the Future at the Present and the Future awaits us at the North Node.

In the Odyssey, Penelope makes this in a different manner. She is using her power to keep everything intact, that is why she makes and unmakes. She takes one step forward and one step back so that she does not move. She refuses to move towards her Fate until Odysseus arrives.

2020: Jupiter in Capricorn : Hall Up High

High on the throne he shines: his coursers fly
Between the extended earth and starry sky.
But when to Ida’s topmost height he came,
Fair nurse of a thousand fountains, and of savage game
Where over her pointed summits proudly raised,
His fane breathed scents, and his altar blazed:
There, from his radiant car, the sacred sire
Of gods and men released the steeds of fire:
Blue ambient mists the immortal steeds embraced;
High on the cloudy point his seat he placed;
Thence his broad eye the subject world surveys,
The town, and tents, and navigable seas.

From the Illiad, trans. A. Pope

Jupiter in Capricorn always reminds me of this scene in the Illiad. Zeus atop Mount Ida, watching the little humans strive. So far away from them, yet so near. Nothing escapes his gaze and his judgement is clear.

Jupiter, the spouse of Juno, King of Gods, the Wanderer glides through each sign of the Zodiac for about a year. All through 2019, we have been experiencing his journey through the jovile sign of Sagittarius. Yet the party is about to end and who will clean the house ? Capricorn, of course. The world felt extra comfortable this year, we were wearing large and comfortable clothes and we had many opportunities for growth despite the heaviness of Saturn and Pluton in Capricorn. Jupiter is always about growth and getting bigger. We had a year of expansion. Look behind and see the gifts of the last year, it is a good day to cherish them.

Ptolemy informs us that Jupiter’s temperament is warm and moist. This is a friendly temperament, thus Jupiter is a benefic planet. King of Gods is wise, he grants glory and wisdom upon whom he wishes. Thus in Astrology, Star of Zeus signifies Fortune, favours, opportunities, prizes, success and awards we get after long time of toil and turmoil. Yet sometimes Jupiter can signify false hopes, great expectations or exaggration. Despite his reputation with positive sides of life, we often find Jupiter also involved in hard and heartbreaking situations. Some ancient astrologers do not favour Sun-Jupiter conjunctions.

Jupiter can be a significator of growth and activitiy, thus production. Jupiter makes things grow, remember the stories when Zeus could manage a myriad of ways to get the maidens pregnant with more life ?

Jupiter is a social planet, hence his diurnal quality. Jupiter is there when we are out there, socializing and making our path in life. He has little to do with our personal lives. Star of Zeus is a significator of social recognition, popularity and philosophy in life: how we relate to the society and how the society behaves us: how we are rewarded by the society.

On 3 December, Jupiter steps into the realm of Capricornus.

So, what is Capricorn ?

Capricorn is the Tenth Place of the Zodiac. This is where we make ourselves visible to the World. The cold and judging gaze of the society falls upon us. Capricorn knows how to effectively allocate the resources. Here is where we gather up and materialize all our efforts, passion, relationships, labour, intellect: all our experiences of this life. We put forth all the gathered experience in a systematic and consistent way: that is how we build our career. The society happens to know us by our titles, relations and social status. It does not concern itself with our highest fantasies, dreams and aspirations but the titles we carry and what we can give to the society, hence our career. Capricorn is where we build our reputation and it takes a very long time. Remember Captain Shake Spear’s quote in Stardust: “Reputations, you know – a lifetime to build, seconds to destroy.”

When the King of Gods arrives at the unforgiving peaks of Capricorn, he is ready to enter his own mountainside. He will not – of course – bow to the norms and rules of others. A song of greatness follows him through the winds, he rules over the world and fates of men with his Eagle’s view.

Things get serious.

2020 will be a serious year. No Neptunian fantasy lights, little fairy dust, no dreamshow. 2020 is our reality check time and this is exactly what we need. We have been “off” far too long. In Capricorn, Jupiter is not a jovial giver, a generous, warm hearted benefector, an open handed gift-giver. He demands. He lives up high at the peaks and demands from us. We have to be hardworking and realistic this year. Our responsibilities, responsibilities for Earth, society and each other can come to the fore. Things get serious. It is better to be prepared. The Jupiter-Neptune square has kicked our spirituality to the top top top level in 2019. In 2020 we will arrive at a more materialistic place. On the other hand, Uranus in Taurus demands us to understand that the only riches come from the Earth. Gates of true Wealth are about to be opened. This broken system of world economy is about to collapse. And a new time of Wealth will be born out of the belly of Time. Trust in the process 😉

Blessings to One and All

Begüm

November 2019

Kadıköy

Full Moon in Taurus

We have arrived at the Taurean Full Moon of the year. Full moons in the sign of the Celestial Bull are strong for they bring the powers of Life, Death and Rebirth into our consciousness.

Full moons are the time of completion and revealing. Night-veil of Selene is completeley lifeted and her Truth lights up the Sky. What was concieved at the alchemical moment of the new moon comes to consciousness at the moment of the fullness of the moon. The unseen, new meaning and manifestation of Time reveals itself in all its embracing, silvery, life giving glory.

Taurus is all about the birthing Earth: life giving and nourishing Earth Mother in all her beauty expressed in colourful flowers, perfumes, tastes and birdsong. Scorpio is when we end one phase to perpetuate life: change and transformation; Death if you like. As the Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Taurus come to face each other, we hang in a moment between Life and Death. Both Sun and Moon are our life givers, lights. Today we are recieving the light of the Sun through the dakr and cold waters of Scorpio and the nourishing light of the Moon through the birthing and grounding garden of Taurus. Taurus is the second sign of the Zodiac, we also call it the Second Place. In Hellenistic Astrology the Second Place is named the Gate of Hades. This is where we enter the chtonic realm, where the Spirit (Fire-Aries) slow down into matter. On the contrary, The Eighth Place (Scorpio) is where matter dissoved into energy. Matter is set free and energy flows. In order to understan this, I offer an example: Think about spring, this is the season of Taurus (21 April -21 May). Everything in nature grows during spring. New life expands. Trees absorb the elements and build up their branches. Light of the Sun enters the earthly realm and makes it grow.

In November, Scorpio (21 Oct-21 Nov), we begin to burn those branches to recieve warmth and light from them. Energy of the Sun was collected, stored in the trees during spring and summer, now we set it free in the absence of the Sun. Scorpio is the time when matter is destroyed and the energy is set free. This example encapsulates the Taurus-Scorpio axis, where we are experincing the full moon today.

You can always find materialistic Taureans who will colledt the good things and pile up their treasury only to be spend and destroyed by a Scorpio. Your Scorpio friends may always be on the look out for ways of transformation, therefore be ready to spend and utilize their resources instead of collecting.

We can contemplate on how the process of growth/unmaking works in our lives. Is it balanced or needs to be balanced ? The full moon helps us to see these aspects of life. The retrograding Mercury and aspecting Pluto are also adding to the powers of this moment of fullness and fruitation. Hermes, the Messenger of the Gods, weaves his way between the Divine Twins of Leto. While Pluton, who stands at the beginnings and endings, is beholding this moment from his icy throne on the gnawing peaks of Capricorn.

Blessings,

Begüm

November 7-9: Deep in the Ocean

We have arrived at the Sun – Neptune trine and the Moon is in Pisces. This is very deep Piscean energy. Neptune vibrates spirituality, dreams, imagination, inspiration and illusions. In the realm of Poseidon we move beyond matter and wander the Eternity as a little fish lost in the Ocean. Surrender. Feel. Imagine and create in vision.

There is a fruitful time ahead for those who could walk beyond the Chiron Bridge and find solace in serving the Collective. Gates of Eternity are waiting for them. For the evolving souls can be dealing with illusions, ghosts and imagined fears. The only way to release the illusions is to kindle the fire and bring the light.

Sun in Scorpio comes to trine Neptune and the Moon is in Pisces. It might be harder for us to stay in reality. Especially if Neptune was significant at your birth or you have Piscean energy in your chart, this also involves 12th House placements. These days  w emay need to put forth extra effort to percieve reality as real as it gets. We need reality checks in every corner. Is it just a dream or reality ? Alternatively, for those who may choose, it might be good time for rest, creative work or simply diving into high fantasy, movies and books. The world of imagination harkens to us. This week we are open to spiritual and numinal experiences rather than running the errands of the material world. Heaviness of matter is lifted. It is a time t oto let the spirit speak and inspiration pour on our cups. After all, the modern world was all about the sad stories of amnesia. The forgotten and silenced spirit has been harkening to us behind all the mess all along.

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“Turn to me with your whole heart
Do not spurn me
Because I am weak and black.
The depths have hidden my face.
Because I am held fast
In the mire of the deep
And my essence is not revealed
I cried out of the depths;
And from the abysses of the earth
Doth my voice speak to you.”

Aurora Consurgens, quoted by C.G. Jung ETH, Vol.VI

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We are in a good time to retrieve the forgotten spirit.

Some will hear the etheric call of the sirens from afar. The sirens were always there, now we have arrived at their bay. They call to us with their sweet song. Will you harken and get lost in the song ? Forever lost in the dream and the sweet slumber ? Or will you face it all ? Brave the illusions, fears and comformity ? Will you really give up your comfortable life ? You can live by playing video games and browsing the internet forever. Will you leave this comfort and security ? There is a lot of comfort in numbing the desires. Yet will you choose to have yourself tied to the mast and face your fears and illusions and stay true to your purpose ?