Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Full Moon in Gemini- The Rhythm of Rebellion

Untitled by Santiago Sito, CCL

Good god, its holiday season again?  Ugh, here I am still trapped in Leo season… What happened to this year? Seems like just a week ago I was lounging by a pool under the SoCal desert sun, and now its too cold for a bro-tank (which doesn’t stop me from wearing one, mind you!) and I have to deal with my family again?! #IsItAriesSeasonYet?

I don’t have much of a preface, so let’s just jump in to it like so much gravy, shall we? Besides, since when is Saggo about subtlety and buildup?

The Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Saturn and Neptune- Okay, just breathe you guys. Yes this is a lot, but you can handle it. The lead up to this is exhausting, mostly because of Saturn-Neptune draining Mars’ vitality. The way out with this is through- Saturn is your champion, stick to your routine, put in your work and get shit done, even if you need to over-caffeinate and potentially get something far stronger than caffeine. Hustle and get rewarded, that’s the promise of Mercury. Once this hits, however, you are looking at a whirlwind of activity and drama that doesn’t stop til Cap Season. Maybe longer, because the cardinals are anything but boring in these times.  All this will of course coincide with a hellaciously bad Thanksgiving for those who celebrate this week- Everyone will get offended, you will drink too much and end up with your foot in mouth, and the exact topics no one wants discussed will be dragged out. This pallor will not last long, however, and everything should go back to normal within a week. Things will be forgiven but not forgotten, so be wary. Just remember its Saggo season, and we’re all a bit bombastic right now.   

Venus, Jupiter, Chiron, Uranus and Pluto- Now to address the elephant in the room- No, you don’t feel as though there is anything to celebrate right now. That is normal. Shit is terrible in this world. I personally explode with rage every time I see something pop up onto my news feed, thinking “My god, it can’t get any worse than this” but lo and behold, I am proven wrong DAILY. Usually hourly, in fact. How are you supposed to celebrate in the face of so much overwhelming bullshit, which no one seems to be willing to scoop away? First, realize that everyone else around you is probably feeling the exact same, and is also frustrated that they cannot figure out a good outlet to express the frustration, same as you. Don’t run from it. Look into the abyss as much and as long as you can handle. Know what is happening around you, and don’t shirk away. Be authentic. Then, for step 2. THIS IS FUCKING SAGGO SEASON. Put on your stupidest gear, act like a fool and channel Jupiter! Party! Do it as an act of rebellion, the single greatest one you can manage right now. In a world that is trying to destroy our spirits daily, spit in its face and slay the house down! Dance like mad, with every step a reminder of a terrible act, an atrocity in every beat. Do not forget, but honor the wronged with every laugh and smile. Mourn through melody.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

New Moon in Scorpio- Savages

big savage tunnel 1911 by Nessie Grace, CCL

These are some psychotic skies, you guys.

I mean, limiting Saturn in expanding  Saggo, while broad-strokes Jupiter is in nitpicky Virgo, Uranus moonwalking backwards on the shag carpet, shocking everyone; and Neptune vaping up a storm, making everyone else choke and so it’s impossible to have any idea what the hell is going on (we get it bro, you vape!)… it’s enough to make a lesser AstroBro hand in his official Augury card! Luckily, you are in the hands of a professional.

Now, for this round the thing is fear. You have a unique opportunity this go-around- You will be aware of your fears, in crystal clarity- But for one brief and shining moment, you will not be a slave to them. This time around, you can make new choices, set new patterns, and break free where you have been held back before. It will be extremely tempting to give in to the temptation of following the same old paradigm, but I swear to you, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for and you will never forgive yourself if you miss it. Hell, the Cardinal Crisis did not spend so much time breaking you and reforging you in its fires to have you go back to the same old rut! No, it did what it did with purpose, and direction- To bring you up to a level that you have never seen before, and to unleash the full potential of what you could become, here and now.

And that’s to say nothing of the trial that is to come…

The Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Chiron and Uranus- Okay, so I love this Astro, I really do. Reminds me of that orgasmicly Aries-Uranian energy we had going, god I wish I could bottle that. Anyway, the main thing you want to look at here is the interplay of Jupiter quincunx Uranus. Now, most readers would see this as an awful and trying aspect- and it is, but only if you aren’t creative enough to see the potential inherent in the challenge. Chiron is also in the mix with those two, as is Eris- now typically these four would be a recipe for disaster, but somehow this particular blend gets it just right. With this Astro, Uranus drops a blessing disguised as a problem in your path and you pause before reacting; Chiron gives you the awareness to see where you have made the mistakes before- Jupiter helps you see what you should do instead, a better way, and Eris gives you the guts to step out of your old ways and into a better you. All the discordant parts moving in harmony for once, and just for a second, you get a glimpse of how your life could be. Make that change, take that plunge- stop relying on your old tricks and get a new one already! Find a better way, and actually make some headway toward your greater goals instead of sitting on your ass and complaining about how you are trapped and not going anywhere! Do better!

Mercury and Pluto- And this is how you do it. When these two get together, it’s pure dead magic; Literally, it’s usually Necromancy (or at the very least, Alchemy). These two are the ones to look for when you want to change everything around and/or within you. Think your way out of your problems, rely on your wits for once- You know exactly how to, think back to when you used to be more desperate and had to make something out of nothing. Make it work. Spin that straw into gold, you know you can do it again! Also, just because All Hallows is over, that doesn’t mean those loved ones who have passed cant still teach you a thing or two, point you in the right direction, if you only honor their memory…

Venus, Mars, Saturn and Neptune- Finally, good relationship news! Venus is no longer dead to me, because frankly I no longer care what she throws at me. This is a very calm and composed Venus we see, not like the bitchy and vindictive one we’ve been treated to as of late. She is riding the afterglow of her conjunction with Mars, so I’m sure that helps. But she’s also getting some good advice and tea from Pallas Athene, and miracle of miracles, our girl is actually LISTENING to what she is saying for once! I honestly never thought I would see the day.  Saturn and Neptune are in the mix as well, Neptune urging her to give up on these booty calls and find the ONE, and Saturn nonchalantly deleting her dating apps while she isn’t looking. The interesting player here is Lilith. She is not sowing chaos for the hell of it, as per usual, but this time she is actually taking the chaos and helping you to synthesize it within yourself so that you can… you know what, it doesn’t matter. What I just realized is that this Astro boils down to one thing- You have a second chance. The failures and setbacks you endured in 2009-2012, the first half of the Cardinal Crisis, before Saturn went into Scorpio- That is what you have a chance to correct. Right now, in 2015-2016. This window will not last forever, so move NOW! Get your shit done, do whatever you have to do- This is your moment to reclaim what you lost, reset your score.

Make it count, guys.