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 ?

Aphrodisias: Your Venus Sign

Love and Self-Worth Based Astrology Consultation

Aphrodisias is the name of an ancient city in Lydia. The people of Aphrodisias revered Goddess Aphrodite. In Aphrodisias, she was the Great Goddess, Goddess of Love and All. We all come to this world with Venus on our astrology chart. No matter your life story, She was – and always will be – up in the Heavens during the hour of your Birth.

Birth of Aphrodite Relief from the Ancient City of Aphrodisias

I am born while Venus was in Sagittarius. I serve the divine, roaming through different peoples and cultures. Letting the world know about Aphrodite has become a life mission for me. We live in a world where women are conditioned to feel unworthy and unloved. If we turn to the light of Venus, we can dispel these illusions. I hold the mirror of Aphrodite for you to help you dissolve your illusions around worth, value, beauty, love and relationships.

Aphrodisias is the name I gave for the astrology reading that is focused on Venus and subjects the Goddess of Love rules. Self-worth, love, relationships and the ways of relating with the world. I will be studying your whole chart but read it with the lens of Venus. If you are actively working on self love and relationships, this reading can help you see yourself clearer.

This reading is for you if:

❖ You are curious about your astrology chart, You want to discover more about yourself,

❖ You want to create more value and worth in this world, You want to take a new step towards self-love,

❖ You want to know yourself better in terms of values, love and relating,

❖ You are here to connect with the Venus energies within you…

Aphrodisias is a 10 pages, all hand and heart crafted Venus focused reading of your natal chart and an optional 1 hour live session. Current price is 100 USD.

You can order by contacting me directly or via ninemusesacademy@gmail.com

Blessings,

Begüm

Ninemuses.Academy

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.

Doğum Haritası, 60 Dakika

1.5-2 saatlik hazırlık gerektirir.

Bu hayatta karşılaştığınız zorlukların üstesinden gelmek için ve hayattan olabildiğince keyif almak için kendimizi tanımak gerekir. Kişi kendini bildiği zaman çevresini ve ilişkilerini de daha iyi yönetir. Her şey kendini tanımaktan, eskilerin deyişiyle kendini bilmekten geçer.

Doğum haritası çalışmasının amacı kendimizi, çevresel koşullarımızı, potansiyellerimizi, yeteneklerimizi, avantajlarımızı ve geliştirebileceğimiz yönlerimizi tanımak.

Tamamen size odaklı ve sizin için ayrılmış bir saatte, astroloji sayesinde kendinizi  yeniden keşfetmeniz mümkün. Bu dünyada senden bir tane daha yok. 

Doğum Haritası Çalışması, en temel astroloji çalışmasıdır. Daha önceden astroloji biliyor olmanız gerekmez. Astrolojiye başlamak, astroloji ile tanışmak için de ideal bir adımdır.

Bu çalışmada aşağıdaki konulara odaklanıyoruz:

  • Yükselen Burç, Güneş ve Ay.
  • Element ve Nitelik Dengesi.
  • Dünyaya gösterdiğimiz yüzümüz (persona) ve gerçek benliğimiz.
  • Koşullanmalarımız, dünyaya uyum sağlama yöntemlerimiz.
  • Haritada Evler ve gezegenler, gezegenlerin açıları.
  • Şans Noktası (Pars Fortunae).
  • Ay’ın fazı ve hayattaki motivasyonumuz.
  • Kariyer.
  • İlişkiler, ortaklıklar.
  • Yetenekler, özel yetenekler ve geliştirilmesi gereken yönler.
  • Uyuyan potansiyel.
  • Çevresel koşullarımız ve bu koşulları iyileştirme yolları.

Daha fazla bilgi için lütfen iletişime geçin.

Begüm

Ninemusesacademy@gmail.com

Notre Dame Fire and Nero’s Midpoint

Nero is famous with the Great Fire of Rome. This was also an event which held symbolic significance as the end of a phase in the human civilization and beginning of another. Such as the recent Notre Dame fire which we understand in the context of endings and beginnings.

 

24 degrees Sagittarius

 

Sagittarius is a Fire Sign. Its element is fire. Sagittarius, as a mutable fire sign is about spreading inspiration, spreading philosophy and teachings to the others, it perhaps may also be about spreading fire as well.

 

As Notre Dame burned, Jupiter was standing still slowy beginning to move retrograde at 24 degrees of Sagittarius.

24 degrees of Sagittarius is also significant in the natal chart of Nero the Roman Emperor.

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Above is the natal chart of Nero as taken from Astrotheme.com

 

In this chart, 24 degrees of Sagittarius is the Sun/Mars Midpoint. Any astrology student can see the weight of Fire Element in this chart.

24 degrees of Sagittarius shows itself both of these events.

 

 

 

Philoctetes and the Great Healer at Troy

The Iliad is the epic of Ilios, the modern western Turkey. Yet the Iliad tells us of the long lasting war in Ilios, around Troy and Troy gets destroyed at the end of the Iliad. This used to confuse me. Homeros himself was also from Illios, why did he write an epic on the destruction of his land ?

Today a very wise woman has told me that the Iliad was about the deeds of the people who later get punished for waging war against and destroying Troy. That is why the Iliad is read together with Odessey. Odessus gets lost in the seas, rowing from one island to the other; Agamemnon gets murdered by his wife and her lover only to be revenged by his son Orestes and mourned eternally by his daughter Electra.

One of those who fought at Troy and was in turn punished for it was Philoctetes. He was already renowned for he was bestowed Heracles’ bow and arrows that never miss. During a battle, Philoctetes was wounded at his leg. His wound never healed, even caught infection. No ointment, no cure, nothing ever worked for him. It worsened each day. It also had a horrible smell, it was very hard to stand this smell so people began to shy away from him. On his homeward voyage Philoctetes anchored his ship at the thyme and olive rich island of Lemnos. He ordered his crew to land on this island for hunting meat to keep them for the journey. His crew tricked Philoktetes for they wanted to get rid of him. The smell from his wound was so bad that they all decided to forsake him on the island all alone. They left in secret and all that Philoctetes could see was his ship leaving the shore…

Heracles’ magic bow and arrows helped him to survive all his days on Lemnos. Yet his wound and infection worsened and worsened… He did not die but he lived with it. He lived with the pain and smell.

Over the course of years his wound turned so bad that its smell could be felt from distance. Ships had to change their routes and avoid the winds from Lemnos for they carried the smell of Philoctetes’ unhealing wound.

It was never forgotten that Philoctetes carried Heracles’ magic bow and arrows. Fetching them from a dying man was an attractive idea. Yet even the desire to own such great weapons was not enough to drive men closer to the island for they always, always turned away from the smell. No one could stand it.

On a warm summer day, a ship approached Lemnos. Its prov was braving the waves and its sails loved Lodos, the south-east winds. There was a band of determined theives coming to steal Hereacles’ weapons. As they neared Lemnos, the smell got worse and worse… They withdrew one by one. At last they forced their youngest for the task. Poor boy he had no choice. He pressed rag to his face and took the small boat and landed on the golden sands at Lemnos. The smell was utterly unbearable on the island… yet the boy looked for Philoctetes. The boy roamed the island for three days and nights. At last he found the old dying man lying under a great olive tree. Philoctetes was lying there all alone, in pain. Something stirred the boy’s heart, he forgot about the bow and arrows. The smell was still present but he did not mind it. He ran to a stream to fetch water for Philoktetes. The old man drank. Then the boy carried him to the small boat and together they sailed for the Great Healer Aesclepius at Troy.

The reason Philoctete’s wound never healed itself was the guilt of his deeds at Troy. He was guilty and the gods (his consciousness and unconscious) knew it. It is guilt that blocks our own healing mechanisms so the wound never heals and it gets even worse. It is guilt that makes life and growth impossible for us. It is guilt that isolates us from the world. Once another person joins the scene and witnesses our pain and lets us make a connection with the rest of the world, healing may begin. Philoctetes’ healing lies where his guilty deeds were.

Andromeda the Chained Woman

Archetypes come to us only when we are ready to embody them. In our personal journey, we might currently be embodying the archetype of The Fool or The Great Mother or any other archetype. It is a highly personal process. Yet with conscious work we can realize what archetypes we currently embody and enable ourselves pass the thresholds easier and quicker. Which character of the Greek mythology are you right now in your life ? If you are feeling stuck, perhaps it is time to understand this character, learn his lesson and pass through the threshold and transition before you. Are you ready to embark upon a lively, meaningful life where you walk amongst Gods and Heroes ?

Andromeda is the woman who suffers her mother’s hubris and unfulfilled desire to be better than everyone else, a narcissistic desire.

Her mother’s comparisons, unrealistic expectations and unhealthy view of Andromeda ends up having the maiden chained to the rocks by the storming seas. There comes a great resistance, or, rather a great force into the scene. The Sea-Monster Cetus rises from the depths of the wine dark sea and curls its oily body around the rocks where the chained maiden dwells.

Gustave_Doré_Andromeda

Andromeda is robbed of her own life due her mother’s complexes. She is the young woman who stays where she is put, haunted by the depressing thoughts and feelings from the dark depths. She is constantly under the vigilance of her own monster from the Unconcious waters. Cetus is her power turned against her. When we do not let our energy into the world, it turns around and sabotages us back. All oppressed desires and energy will come back in the form of horrible things.

Andromeda is the chained woman. What will happen to her ? Is she going to rot where she is ? Are the sea-birds going to hunt on her ? What will become of her ? How does she break free and become the “ruler of men” she is destined to be.

I call our hero, Perseus as the accomplished masculine. He already has completed deeds, he has archetypal gifts and support (Helm of Hades, Shield of Athena…). He is already a hero, his mettle has been tested and he passed through the tests. Now it is time for him to become a ruler, too. Perseus gains consciousness in his former adventures, he completed his own quests and now he is coming to conjunct with his female part.

It is interesting that Andromeda stays chained, suffering her mother’s unlived life as Perseus accomplishes that much. These two figures give us clues about the parts of the self. Conscious and the Unconscious.

Perseus is the conscious, the masculine part. He accepts his gifts, interacts with others, competes, defeats his monsters and releases a Pegasus into the winds. He is loved, cherished and supported by the Olympians. He is gifted. He is the male principle, the Consciousness.

Whereas Andromeda stays chained, slowly paying back her mother’s unsatisfied, unlived, unaccomplished life. She is the victim. Yet Andromeda is her name, ruler of men.

After the unification of Perseus (Consciousness) and Andromeda (Unconscious), can the Self emerge as a ruler, no longer a victim or a roaming hero but a King/Queen to build a house, kingdom for the future.

Until the inner-masculine (Perseus in our story) arrives, the woman stays as a victim. She is paralyzed and enslaved without her inner man. Only after the arrival of inner-masculine, the blocking elements from the Unconscious (Sea-Monster Cetus) can be handled and lifted.

The Masculine breaks the chains of the Feminine. He defeats the Sea-Monster, the Dragon that has been keeping us a prisoner for too long.

What keeps us in this victim stance ? It can be unrealistic expectations from our family. For women it is sometimes unfulfilled desires of the mothers. We are all chained down watched over by the strict rules of the society. Over-culture is a life-draining monster.

Women with rather weak Masculine qualities are the people pleasers, passive, empty, non-creative people with little reason or knowledge.No mistake, we all start out this way. Yet on the Journey, we get to let our Masculine side grow and acquire his own accomplishments and finally free us of our chains.

If you feel there is a similarity between Andromeda and your current situation it is recommended that you dig out your inner masculine. Find him, in whatever condition he might be. Birth him. Nurture him. Mother him. He will grow to be a hero, your hero.

As a small starting step I recommend practicing this small exercise:

Write down all the masculine images that stayed with you. This can be images from art, movies, books… make a long list and try to see what you have.

I used to be an Andromeda. Bound to the shores of the Unconscious due external issues and circumstances. This is not our fate but just a page in our story book. Every woman has her Perseus inside. Your inner-Perseus, inner-Masculine can be hidden, forgotten and slipped down to Unconscious, like a great antique city that lurks at the bottom of the Sea. It is my duty to guide you through your Darkness to find him and bring him to your daily life where he will liberate and empower you.