The Penny Dreadful Tarot & The Numerology Guidance Oracle
Happy Solar Return to you, Sagittarius! Patience and Creativity are two key words during your solar return for 2016/2017.
*This reading can also be applied to those with Sagittarius rising.
Queen of Pentacles Reversed/Patience
Finances (Pentacles) are being reformed for you in 2016/2017 and we see a similar theme that Scorpio is dealing with: living with less and managing your finances. Capricorn ruling your financial house encourages a maturation process when it comes to assets, values, money. Venus/Pluto conjunct in your financial sector reminds me of a hidden treasure; side projects and income earned from creative endeavors work best for you. This ties into the, Creativity card and Uranus Rx in the creative 5th house. Uranus, planet of extremes and awakening, trines Saturn (patience) in your sign Sagittarius, and while you’re ready to go full steam ahead with a project you’re…
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The Mary-El Tarot & The Numerology Guidance Oracle
Happy Solar Return to you Scorpio! Abundance and movement are two key words during your solar return for 2016/2017.
*This reading can also be applied to those with Scorpio rising.
Venus/Saturn in your financial sector is forcing you to function with less and this is actually a blessing in disguise. Working hard/long hours may be putting a damper on your love life or making it difficult to spend time with those you love but the payoff is worth it. Getting control of your finances and making some solid adjustments when it comes to your earnings is something you’ll be forced to do. The good news is Jupiter, planet of expansion and abundance (and ruler of the SR 2nd house) makes a positive aspect to Venus. The Chariot card is often a symbol of being disciplined and in control (Saturn). Drive…
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The Crystal Oracle
This New Moon in Scorpio at 7 degrees [1:38 PM EST] is quite bewitching with it’s trine to Neptune/South Node in Pisces and conjunction to Mercury. I pulled 3 cards from The Crystal Oracle and they tied into this New Moon perfectly.
Amber Keywords:Purification – Creativity – Transparency.
Scorpio is very much a sign that deals with purification and purging. Transparency can be a challenge due to Scorpio’s private nature but with the New Moon’s trine to Neptune the veil between the physical world and mystical world will be quite thin. Neptunian energy, especially in Pisces, lacks boundaries and merging with those around us won’t be as challenging, but we still have to shield ourselves from absorbing too much. Psychic powers can be dangerous when not harnessed properly. Shielding yourself from energy vampires is a must. Scorpio’s ruler, Pluto possesses the purification abilities that Amber symbolizes and…
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This New Moon (8 degrees) squares Mars/Pluto and quincunxes Neptune/South Node (Spiritual understanding) in Pisces. There’s a karmic/past life element with the Neptune/South Node conjunction as well, and this ties into the “Karmic Completion”card; heightened sensitivity (Neptune) from previous lives (South Node) and spiritual gifts from past incarnations. This New Moon reminds me of a baby coming through the birth canal; quite frightening, yet liberating.
Pluto’s (“Rebirth” card) square to the New Moon can create issues with power struggles. Are we harnessing our power or giving it away for the sake of peace (Libra)? What seems like conflict can actually push us into transformation/change and bring about positive transitions (“All is well”) Things are not as bad as they seem–or feel. Pluto’s direct station (September 26th) felt like “demons” being released, and that’s Pluto’s job. Emotional and psychological purging can be overwhelming yet necessary.
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The Tarot of Cat People
Victim hood and feeling as though we’ve been treated unfairly is what drives us to accomplish and achieve. We certainly have something to prove, and if any sign can get the job done its, Capricorn.
This is a spread that symbolizes achieving the impossible dream, believing in yourself and new plans (7 of Swords) Mars in Capricorn expresses itself in cautious, yet ambitious ways; The Ace of Swords, while associated with Air/Mercury, functions in a very Mars-like way (especially within this spread) being assertive (Mars) and initiating (swords) ideas and solid plans (Capricorn) is what’s being asked of us. Mars in Capricorn is telling us to get to the heart of the issue, maintain self-discipline and make things happen. This isn’t a pie in the sky scenario. Capricorn requires tangible/earthy results.
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The Full Moon Eclipse at 24 degrees Pisces [September 16th, 3:05PM EST] is overly sensitive (are we surprised?) with some major emotional triggers; the Pisces/Virgo axis is one of practical reasoning verses emotional responses. We have to be particularly careful how we handle this energy. Those with planets in Pisces/Virgo anywhere between 21-24 degrees will be especially sensitive to this energy, as well as those with planets in mutable signs (Virgo, Pisces, Sagittarius and Gemini)
The Moon’s conjunction to Chiron, Square to Mars, and opposition to Mercury may put us on the defensive and we have to be especially careful in how we communicate with others. The Moon is an emotional vehicle that may be difficult to steer when Chiron is involved, this is due to painful experiences linked to bonding with those around us and the past, yet with all aspects, both good and “bad,” there are opportunities that allow us to grow and evolve (if we’re willing to do the work)
The Sun’s opposition to Chiron creates the painful process of ego healing. The question, “Am I good enough?” may pop up with stressful Sun/Chiron aspects. This eclipse is pushing us, some of us kicking and screaming, towards transmutation/transformation; we’re at the first stage of the alchemical process during this eclipse, where the soul (Pisces) is dealing with latent forces (Neptune, South Node also in Pisces) vivid dreams and intuitiveness are at an all time high.
Mars in Sagittarius is at the apex of a T-square involving the eclipse. Here we have the action-orientated philosopher bumping heads with Virgo Sun’s desire for order and Pisces Moon’s habit of expressing itself in nebulous ways. There is inner tension in terms of how we assert ourselves.
Venus in Libra opposes unpredictable and impulsive Uranus in Aries. It may be a challenge to remain diplomatic with so many emotional buttons being pushed. There’s a tug-of-war between playing nice (which Libra is known for) rebellion, and establishing ourselves as a distinct individual. There’s nothing wrong with being ourselves, but we need to have a gentle approach when doing so. This could also be a much needed lesson in obtaining a certain level of freedom within our relationships.
*Update: I now have Vanity’s birth time. This post will be revised in the future.
Very rarely do celebrity couples intrigue me, or should I say the current crop of famous duos that grace the covers of glossy magazines and social media, yet Prince and Vanity’s coupling was always a fascinating one and even more so since they died within 2 months of each other. The both of them were approaching their second Saturn returns when they transitioned.
In terms of mythology they remind me of Jupiter (Zeus) and his consort/wife/sister Juno (Hera). As we know, Zeus was a notorious shapeshifter with a roving eye. Jupiter and Juno’s union played out like a literal Greek soap opera steeped in power struggles and betrayal. Juno was known for seeking revenge on Jupiter’s lovers, unleashing her fury and wrath; yet Vanity and Prince’s union played out in different ways. The myth also speaks of Juno/Hera bathing in the streams of Argos, cleansing herself of Jupiter/Zeus’ influence and regaining her virginity. This aligns with Denise eventually leaving Prince, finding Christ, and abandoning the persona of Vanity for good.
The definition on Juno in Astrology
Juno is often labeled the asteroid of marriage even though her meaning goes beyond that. While she can certainly point to what we want in a marriage partner and how we commit to those in our intimate lives, she also can trigger jealousy and give us insight into the ultimate relationship: our relationship with ourselves.
The beauty of astrology is in how mythological archetypes often play out literally in the natal chart. This is very much the case when I looked at the charts of these two. While
there is no birth time available for Vanity (Born Denise Katrina Matthews, January 4th 1959, Niagara Falls, ON) there is a time of birth for Prince (Born Prince Rogers Nelson, June 7th 1958 at 6:17PM, Minneapolis, MN)
While Prince had a plethora of muses, girlfriends (and two ex-wives under his belt) Vanity was the first “official” Prince girl in terms of visibility and public notoriety. I suppose she is the construct or blueprint (Prince’s Aphrodite, goddess of beauty, in Cancer, opposes her natal Venus in Capricorn,making her the ideal canvas for him to project his creative/sensual fantasies onto, hence the name, “Vanity.”) that spawned those who came after her.
Juno in Synastry
Prince followed me, he took off his jacket and asked me to take off mine. I asked, “Why?” He said, “So I can try yours on and you can try on mine.” So we tried on each other’s clothes and realized that we fit each other’s clothes. I thought that was wonderful. – Vanity, JET magazine, May 1986
One of the first aspects that jumped out is Prince’s Jupiter in Libra at 21’59 degrees conjunct Vanity’s Juno in Libra at 21’32 degrees. Here we have the myth played out strongly in the Synastry chart! Vanity’s Juno falls in Prince’s 11th house, the house of hopes, friends, ambition and goals. Vanity certainly benefited from her association with Prince at that time and the 11th house functions as a benefactor of sorts. Juno in Libra often attracts a partner that is quite beautiful and artistically inclined and Prince was both. There’s a strong sense of attachment, support and loyalty between Prince and Vanity’s Juno/Jupiter aspect and it’s obvious that Vanity wanted a stronger commitment. Unfortunately, Prince’s Jupiter is Rx, and the Venusian influence has him on the look out for beauty at all times, even outside of “commitment.” Libra is also quite diplomatic and even though the two parted ways ages ago there wasn’t much mud slinging (Vanity often spoke fondly of him) Peace and balance are strong virtues for Libra and during that time period Vanity confessed to writing a manuscript for a tell-all book yet changed her mind. This is the loyalty aspect that I often see from Juno in synastry charts.
The Dark Goddess: Lilith
Black Moon Lilith is a major player when it comes to these two. In synastry she can unleash obsession, lust and issues surrounding power. Black Moon Lilith is the feminine archetype of dark primal energy. She’s the seductress and the mystical side of sexuality. These themes are quite strong in the charts of both Prince and Vanity individually and in synastry.
In part II I’ll explore Lilith in depth and how their union triggered both the good and bad in each other.