Phoenixes and Angels; both rise up to Heaven… A bronze cast from a wax original, standing four feet tall, my sculpture, “Golden Shakti”is photographed here against a painted detail of an abstracted wing. Rising up from the flames into a golden sky, reborn and crowned with gold, the Goddess is rising like a Phoenix. Rising up from the ashes of our own self immolation, we feel the planets collectively as Uranus in Aries, wild and willful, opposes Saturn in steady Capricorn. We feel the desire for freedom and for truth as the Feminine arises empowered refusing to be restricted and restrained. Venus, the Goddess of love and Chiron the Healer are meeting in the sign of Pisces in their yearly embrace. A wave of compassion, a rising up of the Feminine is spreading, healing pain with solace and releasing love to the world from the collective feminine heart. Angels will be rising like Phoenixes in their flames – the Year of the Fire Cock is coming, giving us the rare opportunity to rise up like a Phoenix and fly.
An Angel appears in the heavens above us… A magical window opens between eclipses, between the new moon’s solar eclipse and the lunar eclipse at the next full moon. Opening into a new dimension, it only appears between the eclipses. They come in pairs; cycles of ending and new beginning, opening and closing doors, welcoming us to step into the next unfolding of our journey… Each eclipse is an initiation into a new cycle, a new mystery.
The Angel beckons to us…We can step through the portal into a new vibration – a new vortex of energy with its own colours and tones.The Sun, Mercury and Neptune are clustered in the sign of Pisces, the two fish. We all feel the pull of the Mystic now… Neptune rules here, in his own element and watery sign joined by Chiron, Ceres and the South Node, and will soon be joined by Venus. Pisces is the sign of her sign of exaltation… and she shines as she pours her affections down upon us like liquid love. We are feeling the concerted power of the planets now, and can receive a healing of our deepest wounds if we surrender to this rare opening. Our emotions are flowing in response to the cosmic pull as the Angel sings to us… Pisces flows with feeling and devotion and Neptune rules inspiration and music. We can feel tenderness welling up, pulling at our hearts to open the flood gates and be released like fish to swim free in a sea of boundless love… and we must listen. The sign of Pisces sings to us with a Mermaid’s irresistible voice and holds the key to all the mysteries. She breathes love, surrender and devotion. The last sign is the sign of completion; here the Angel gracefully spreads her wings to enfold us all with her tenderness… She holds the secret of the selfless heart,opening us to a higher love.
Yesterday was a double day, a day of two ones, the number eleven… a leap year day that will not return for another six years, or is it seven ? We have been gifted with a few days of gentler aspects in this tension filled sky. Pisces softness is fuzzing the edges of our Sun; two fish swimming in different directions. Neptune rules the skies now. In his own sign, surrounded by Chiron, Ceres and the South Node of the Moon as he joins the Sun, he infuses the sky with his watery power and a soft blue turquoise haze falls upon us all… We see only what we want to see… Swept into our inner wonderlands, what better to do than dream… and birth new realities that we desire ?
Pisces rules dreams, illusions, sorrows and selfless love. Our vulnerabilities are being exposed, and with Mars in Scorpio for a lengthy few months as he retrogrades, secrets are being released. Chiron both opens deep wounds and heals them. We can pray now for our own inner wounds to be healed, along with deep healing for our collective soul while Ceres, the Mother Goddess sings to us of universal love in this twelfth sign and last sign, the sign of universal consciousness… and the subconscious world. Pisces is the completion of a cycle and merging with the Divine.
This is a time for creative dreaming, visualization and prayer… We can imagine, visualize and dream our new realities into being as this cosmic door opens to welcome us. Edges will blur and new dimensions and worlds we create can welcome us if we can surrender and ask this spirit of selflessness and softness to penetrate our opening hearts.
Libra and Pisces make the best photographers and models, I think… Both are double signs and are so sensitive to the other. Libra’s love of harmony becomes an easy flow of give and take, and they create an aura of beauty around themselves and whatever they touch. Pisces intuits and brings out the inner dreams of a subject as a photographer or morphs into any fantasy as a model… This is a perfect time to indulge in the pleasures of a romantic, boudoir photo shoot. Venus seduces us so cleverly in Aquarius, unique, eccentric and somewhat detached, while Neptune in Pisces takes us on a flight of dreamy and muted passion. Lit by the Pisces Sun, our spirits opened by Neptune can soar in dreamy flight through a voluptuous sky flowing with grace… Our lens becomes all soft focus now as we flow with beauty in a cloud of Pisces love…
FAlLLEN, that is… let me make that very clear…
I painted the jacket entirely in one long day that quickly turned into night … I couldn’t stop until it was finished, and kept going, adding the details, until subtle WiINGS were flying together. Then,I painted the SUN, the SOLAR Disc,imbuing it with words of love as if meant for a Modern OSIRUS to walk the city streets, whole again, risen from the dead. I painted in a flow – as if under a spell for hours. Time had vanished. I hung it up to see it from the back. Now I stepped back, turned, and looked… Voices began to sing around me . A humming filled the air. As I watched, the wings began to grow…Invisible hands caressed me.My heart jumped when I saw it. The wings kept growing, spreading into the air The room became dark, and the wings glowed a violet hue as if under a soft black light . Everything glowed. I knew it had been painted for an Angel…The jacket moved, and a form began to fill it, growing with a density, as if the force of many winds, and full of sky, it took the shape of a man, standing suspended in the air before me… He slowly turned towards me. Wearing nothing but my jacket and a pair of soft, laced up black buckskin pants laced low on his lean hips…His body rippled with sleek muscle and violet fire. Our eyes met.I knew what he was instantly…
from, ” The Story of the VAMPIRE’ and his Brothers.” copyright, 2014
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Neptune opens the floodgates of our feelings and expands our perceptions . Joined in a once yearly with the Sun … and soon to touch Chiron , he sweeps us into the Mystic taking us down to his watery depths ,. We merge , and music begins to stir in our veins ,. we feel every thing , the air speaks to us in waves … with dreams and the songs of trees . We can now hear the songs of Mermaids when we close our eyes …. Neptune in Pisces., the land of the Dreamer , an inner landscape of blue .
We enter a dream place , an expanded self , dissolving boundaries . If we can now open up our spirits with compassion , the waters of Love will flow to heal the wounds of our aching hearts ..
Taurus – reflections shared
- Aries Queen in Red
Her decollete on fire with flaming red roses , fearlessly gazing forward , ablaze with her innocence and intoxicating like springtime , she is the Queen of the color Red . I have been painting a series of Astrological Portraits , and have worked on this one – a Princess or young Queen in Red throughout the month of Aries , starting on the Equinox , She has come into her form and self through my brush , and layers of paint , like a teasing revelation .A corseted Warrior Angel , wearing a crown , and ruffled details , with a red heart exposed between her breasts , she stands feraless , and beautiful . Not yet complete , but her energy is strong as she watches me walk and cross the room . She has power , painted with the planets in the Aries stellium . She blazes fire through her eyes , and radiates with her strength and beauty .
She is painted on two birch wood panels , each 12 by 16 inches , and stands 32″‘ tall . Painted with oils , she is still drying , and awaits more details , glazes , final touches , and a varnish .
She is almost complete , but still a lot of work before she is ready .
Now , I am impatient . it is time to paint her sister , the Goddess of Spring , Taurus , a lush beauty bedecked with blossoms and flowers …I look forward to my next beauty , and Astrological Portrait – the Queen of May .