Jupiter in Cancer

To continue on the subject cancer…been thinking about Jupiter in cancer lately. Because right now Jupiter is in this cardinal water sign. Jupiter- the planet of expansion. It was actually my friend Jessica that reminded me of that. I think I talked to her about how I´ve lately felt a strong urge to make my home a warm and cozy place. I really feel like expanding this part of my life a lot. So I am obviously picking up the expanding cancer energies right now. Cancer also falls in my 10th and 11th house in my birth chart so I expect those areas of my life to also expand now until July 16 2013 when Jupiter leaves cancer.
That means career and big groups for me. It sounds promising since I´ve gotten involved with a lot of groups the latest year when Jupiter was in my sun sign gemini. Mainly different astrology groups. And I´ve also put serious action into developing an astrology career. So what can I say… Jupiter is doing its job! And when Jupiter was in gemini…whiiii! Jupiter was really working it! Now I´m just looking forward to expanding my higher knowledge this Fall by meeting groups of other astrology interested!
Hmmm…while writing this I just now discovered that Jupiter also is almost exactly at my north node! – Which happen to be in cancer. That is definitely something to investigate further…
Any feedback on that? Also..in which house is cancer in your chart? Take care.

Ps: Does anyone know why it´s not possible to add media right now? Anyone else on wordpress experiencing this problem right now?

Come to me little shellfish…

Hello! Back in business ;) It was a quite long summer break, but I needed that. I worked fulltime during the summer at my other job – Care assistant (think it´s called in English) The Summer has been exceptionally excellent and long here in Sweden! Almost no rain during the whole summer, unbelievable…
I hope you other people on the northern hemisphere also had a great summer, and you on the other hemisphere a cozy winter ;)
Been thinking about some new things in my life lately. Have you ever thought about if there is any energy in your life that is missing or that is messy or incomplete in your life? If you have, have you tried to translate that energy into one zodiac sign? Since all the zodiac signs are different energies this is a quite smart way to put a word/term on your problem. I will give you an example…
The home environment has always been something of a concern for me. I want to have a cozy and comfortable home where I can recharge my batteries. But the problem is that the uranian energy seem to have moved in permanently into my home…if you get what I mean  I try the absolutely hardest to keep it tidy, welcoming and cozy, but it just doesn’t work for me. (This is so much of a luxury problem that some of you might puke now, yes I know, so sorry for that) To try to keep a flower alive in this cold and Antarctic environment (my home, not Sweden as a whole) is as you can understand out of question. So now which is the sign I´m talking about? Which zodiac sign is messed up in my life?
Cancer! Ofcourzeeeee!
And how can a person live without the protective shell of this little amazing shellfish? – I don´t know! I´ve survived this far but not much longer. That’s why I´ve decided to seriously build myself a little shelter, a so cold…home! Let me just add that I´m not homeless. I have four walls and a roof. Until now I haven’t been a “home person” more of an outdoor social and traveling person. And I´ve been happy with that. But something changed lately…don´t know if it has something to do with age. I need a place, desperately! – That feels comforting and warm. So I´ve started buying new cozy and beautiful things for my home. I still have something of a split feeling for the whole thing but at least I´m moving slowly forward.
When I started thinking about this “problem” in terms of zodiac signs and energy I made a list of things that are “cancerish”, and discovered I am missing out on a almost all of them. Here is the list:

Cozy home – Missing in my life
Cooking – Don´t like to cook
Small children– Missing. (like children but are not overly enthusiastic about them)
Expressing my most inner emotional needs – Very much missing in my life!

You understand now what I mean? Which energy- sign is missing in your life that you would want to work with? Please tell me on “comments”.
But to finish this text I can tell you something positive that happened. Suddenly an astrologer from California contacted me. She has moved her temporary and was looking for contacts. We met and it turned out she is…a Cancer! - And a very nice one also.
What you wish for, you shall have.

A letter for a loved friend

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The twelfth house is the house of the vast oceans. In the oceans lies the hidden, it can´t be seen by the humans (unless you snorkel). Still people knows there are things there under. In the ocean you can also throw things that you don´t want to know about. But just because we can´t see it, does it mean it´s not there?
People with the Sun in the twelfth house can feel invisible at times, they can sometimes or often experience that they feel the feelings of the collective – of other people. The things that others throw away, because it´s heavy or discomforting those feelings end up in the 12th house. That’s why a 12th house Sun person can feel sometimes as if she or he is carrying the world on his shoulders.
We are all connected to each other. It´s not possible to make things disappear, it will always end up somewhere. And the things that humans want to get rid of – it ends up in the twelfth house. And as we humans are intimately connected to each other here on earth the 12th house Sun person can sometimes carry a load that’s been built up through generations on earth or their own family history through generations. Known also as – Karma.
Because 12th house sun people experience all those things that many ignores (often the darker sides of the humanity) and try to overlook they often have a lot of empathy and a deep understanding of others feelings, because they experience the feelings of the collective all the time!! They often have excellent healing skills if they make effort to develop it. Isn´t there a saying that goes:” only someone who´ve felt real pain have the real ability to heal others.”
The Sun represent a persons inner core and also true self expression in the birth horoscope, and when the sun resides in this 12th house the self expression can be somehow “burried” it lies somehow underneath. Once again, think about the oceans of earth and how it´s a mystery for us people. Its´ not so surprising then to understand that people with personal planets in this house ruled by Pisces are drawn to or skilled in areas of life that humanity try to suppress or ignore. We find those people often working in areas dealing with people living outside of society, sick and weak people, or people who´ve just not been accepted in society because of the standards we make up collectively. Mental institutions, prisons, elderly care, hospitals or institutions that take care of marginalized people. Just a few examples of many others…
They also often have psychic abilities and are able to “sense” things before others do.
Being a twelfth house sun is not bad in any way, they can become as successful as anybody else who make effort. The only difference is that they will probably find their true calling in those areas that society has tried to suppress for generations. Here they can become very skill full and appreciated.
Don´t forget that many famous people that has done some of the greatest things for humanity, has a 12th house Sun. You can find them in the history books.
What does this tell us then? Well…I think it tells us that everything is connected and that there is a higher plan in action for all of us. There is a plan for every single person, you choose yourself if you want to follow or rebel. Astrology always tells us secrets about where we can feel at home and a sense of belonging.
I added this video of Alicia Keys that reminds me of the 12th house. A girl that has a healing ability…notice also the water in the beginning and the end of the video…I wonder if Alicia has Astrology knowledge…:P Maybe.

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Incredible Tina Turner and the T- square

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I searched astro.com for famous people with the T- square in their chart. I found a lot of relics, and what I mean with that is a lot of old famous people that lived for a drillion years ago, and then I found…Tina Turner! Who hasn´t been affected by Tina Turner in one way or another!? So I choose her to look at her T- square that I wrote some about in the previous post. So you better read that one before you read this post :D
Tinas T-square happened to be very similar to mine! In the same signs and the same houses! Only that she has the focal planet (also called apex planet) in Pisces instead of Virgo like me.
A red triangle connecting Gemini, Sagittarius and Pisces
Can you see it? It´s very obvious.
If you don´t see it you might consider getting glasses :P
You can compare it with my chart in the previous post and you will see that they are very similar. You might think I´m very self centered now choosing a T- square similar to mine and with the incredible Tina Turner also, but she was the only interesting person I could find with a T-square that was not 300 years old and a bit forgotten :D Although the T- square is said to be found in at least 40 % of all natal charts. So it´s not exactly uncommon.
As an opposition always is included in a T-square this means that we have the usual power struggle between the two (or sometimes more) planets in the opposition. The focal planet is a dynamic principle that has trouble getting integrated into the awareness- process of the opposition without causing tensions, self blockage and imbalance within the individual. These tensions express themselves through the individuals relationships. The focal planet causes the opposed planets to get in conflict with each other instead of complementing each other like they should when they function optimal.
The sign and house position of the focal planet tells us where the tension is felt. As in Tinas case the seventh house and Pisces.
The first thing I come to think about in this moment of writing is that Tina got almost killed by her ex husband, that tortured her mentally and physically for many years. This got broadcasted all over the world so it´s a quite famous story.
And her focal planet is Mars in the seventh house of relationships. Any bells ringing?? It doesn´t need to have a connection, but it could.

The T- square is considered a dynamic aspect in the horoscope that forces the individual to take action and try to balance the tensions. It´s a psychological struggle that is considered a constructive force within the person.
It is said that people that have made an above average impact on the world often have this aspect pattern.
How the focal planet “acts” within this pattern depends a lot on how it is managed, as I said if it´s managed in a good way it can be a great driving force for the individual, but mismanaged it can intensify the negative matters of the opposition like for example lack of understanding of the rights and needs of others.
The house and sign where you find the focal planet indicates where you can find frustrations, habitual insecurities and defensive reactions.

So to keep it simple…it´s important to look at the focal planet and it´s position so that you can manage this planet in a good way. Look at the house and sign and see if it gives you any clues about your life (if it´s your own natal chart) and if you manage the planet in a good way or not.
When properly handled the focal planet can play a mediating role in keeping the opposing planet from becoming unresolved in their action.

I said I was going to write about the different nature of the mutable, fixed and cardinal T- square, but I think this is enough for this time. If you have basic knowledge of astrology you can probably figure out what the difference is.
But remember that a proper T- square is always made up by one opposition and two squares together.
And to say something about Tinas T- square…well we can guess that Mars is a energy that must be properly handled in her life, to not cause frustrations. And Mars in Pisces is already a bit challenging from the start.
I finish this post with saying that Tina is an incredibly woman! – A true force of nature that have had a brilliant career and survived a man that nearly killed her. She just has a Goddess aura surrounding her. A true inspiration for many woman in the world I think!!

Ps: Is it just an accident that Tina is famous for her great legs, or is it because she is Sagittarius? – Ruler of the legs :D

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Mutable signs and the T- square

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Drew Barrymore is born in the mutable sign of Pisces. Mutable signs can be very good actors/actresses because of their chameleon skills.

The last day of the Astrology course for this term we discussed important aspect patterns. We looked at our own horoscopes to investigate this. I discovered that I have a mutable T- square in my chart.
For those who don´t know, the zodiac signs are divided into three groups of different qualities.

Fixed – Taurus, Leo, Scorpio. Aquarius
Mutable – Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces, Virgo
Kardinal – Cancer, Libra, Capricorn, Aries

If you take a look at my chart that I´ve added you can see the T- square as a red triangle between the Sun, Moon and Uranus. Or if you don´t know the planet symbols look at Gemini, Sagittarius and Virgo and you will see that a red triangle binds them together.
A T- square always consists of 3 or more planets creating one opposition and two squares all together. Quite easy to see if you look at it isn´t it?
A T- square always falls in signs of the same quality. As for me then- The mutable signs. And I have a feeling that my T- square is very strong because both the Sun and the Moon are participating in my T- square. The two most Influential planets in the personality.
And I know now after 31 years of living that the mutable energy is a very strong force in my life.
I also have both the ascendant, Mercury, and Neptune in those three mutable signs.
So what about mutable signs?
The mutable signs owns a great flexibility and also an urge to “move” either physically, mentally or emotionally. Or all three of them at the same time.
The word mutable comes from the Latin root “Mutabilis” that means change. You can say that the mutable signs have the change within them. They move easily and smooth through changes and are not the first ones striving against them when they come unpredictably. This is of course a very useful ability but the challenge for mutable signs can instead be to keep steady and rooted when this is needed, and to not escape too easily. The mutable signs are really the shape shifters of the Zodiac and this can sometimes express itself as a restlessness.
The mutable signs live in a changing world and with the change also coming from inside of them. This is a natural state for them.
Have you seen the children program called “Barbapapa”? One of my favourite shows when I was a kid. The Barbapapa family and their members have the ability to change into any object desirable. Say a chair or an airplane for example…Wonderful. The whole Barbafamily lives within the mutable energy :D
The Barbapapa was invented and written by two French authors.

My mutable life
In my life the mutable energy has expressed itself as a restlessness, definitely. Sometimes I see now that I´ve left situations and people maybe a bit too easy. Because I´ve had it so easy to just ride the change and trusting something better will come. But it´s not always that something better comes. Sometimes it just becomes an endless circle of starting over and over again. So that is something that I have to work on. But I think I´ve evolved a lot here only the last few years.
My strong side is that I have a tremendous ability to adapt fast to circumstances.
In the next post I will tell you what the T- square means, whether you may have it in fixed, mutable or cardinal signs. But not everybody have a T- square.
Ps. If you see any misspellings I´ll be very grateful if you tell me.

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My birthchart

Barbapappa
The Barbafamily

My Moon

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My Moon (Moon in 12th house)

I need to find my Moon.
It´s under a pile of trash, how did it end up there?
Who put it there?
I keep digging
It might suffocate if I don´t find it soon.
Moon is supposed to be among the stars
She´s the queen of the sky, spreading a stream of light in the darkest of nights
I keep digging, get all covered in dirt.
I need to put it back in the sky.
It really stinks in this trash can, must have been ages since somebody changed it.
I keep digging
Suddenly a voice speaks.
-“It´s in the ocean”
Somebody threw the Moon in the ocean!
She is with Neptune and all his mermaids.
Moon stay where you are.
I will come and get you.
I´ll search all the oceans until I find you
I swear I will find you Moon.

With inspiration from Åsa Vestergren

Dear lord when I get to heaven please let me bring my man

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The last weeks and particularly the latest days have been deep transformative for me. I´ve been extremely tired after everything that´s happened, and those days when I haven´t worked I´ve slept a lot. Like 11 hours per night and then also fallen asleep in the middle of the day. During those days I´ve wished I had a recorder to tape everything that has happened and transfer it directly to the blog without having to write. I would have liked to share those mysterious happenings with readers. I hope that I will have the energy soon to do that.
I´ve had many incidents with synchronicity that has affected me deeply. I´ve always seen myself as a skeptical spiritual person. It takes a while for me to understand that something happens to me which is impossible to explain with the rational mind.
It´s always a battle between the rational and the intuitive within me . This time I´ve completely capitulated for the intuitive.
To put it short. I had a very strong feeling that I was heading in the wrong direction but I chose to ignore it. Because of both fear from the unknown and laziness I would say. When I made this choice it was as if the Universe with thunder and flashes put together a whole army to show me that I was heading in the wrong direction and that I´ve recently made some bad choices. Strange coincidences and synchronizing events happened to me.
Dear Universe, from now on I will not ignore the signals that you send me! I can´t promise that I will never fall victim again of my ego and fear of the unknown and un walked paths, but I will make the biggest effort to see and hear better those things that the rational immediately rejects.
Today I want to post a video here that affects me a lot. I´ve been thinking about the planet Neptune a lot lately. I think that we have some unfinished business together. That’s the only explanation that I have. I think it´s a part of me that I have to work with.
Neptune is the love and art planet. Music and dance. Now you might say – no that is Venus! Yes Venus also. Neptune and Venus are related to each other. But Neptune is a deeper version of Venus.
Neptune is connected to the oceans of the world. The deep and unknown. That captures the feeling of Neptune. Venus love is more on the surface, charm and beauty.
The oceans are mysterious ,beautiful and it´s hard for us humans to know what´s in them. But if we want to connect to our deeper self it´s necessary for us to dive into that ocean. If we want to experience deep love. Remember also that water is the “healing” element.
We can choose to stay on a Venus level of love but where will this lead us in the long run?
I think that when Neptune is trying to connect to us it will do so in small and indirect manners. Whispers, intuitive moments and signs that are barely noticeable. This is what I think happened to me the last weeks, but my contact with Neptune has been very bad, so I got those signs more like sirens actually :P
Lana Del Rey is an artist that really has a Neptunian aura, her music, style and whole artistry is very Neptunian I think. Deep, mysterious and beautiful…
Will you still love me when I´m not young and beautiful?
Almost all her songs speak to a deeper part of me.

The planets don´t take vacation

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Hi! I´ve been a little busy lately. So much going on in May. Both me and my best friend has birthday now in a few days. 2 days between us. 27 and 29 of May. And because I will have a little party here I have to clean a little…:D Virgo Ascendant says –“ woho! Cleaning! My favorite occupation! ” Gemini Sun says – “go to hell” always in conflict those two. But Virgo won this time- so I´ve done some cleaning, with emphasis on some.
I think I will not write as often as before, now in May and June. I´m going to use the Gemini energies that are out there now, to mingle and spread my messages. You should too! This is the best time to socialize! – as I said in the previous post. I don´t want to miss anything!
I also got more horoscope jobs. And an Astrologer can´t take vacation because the planets keep on moving 
Thanks for reading. Come back soon!

Speak your mind and heart! We´re in Gemini.

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Hi there! :) Now I suffer from a ”Gemini split again” To have a split personality and knowing that you will probably not get rid of that ever is a horrible feeling. I just have to work on it. The good thing with this is that you can also be extremely adaptable to changes. I think the two goes together somehow. Something else that I appreciate a lot about being a Gemini is that I have a huge stock of different personalities from where I can choose one appropriate for whatever funny situation life puts me in. Yes that´s where the adaptability comes in I guess…sorry today I am very tired. Just writing down random stuff :P
Summer has arrived in Stockholm and that is not an astrological thing but it must be said so that you know that I´m not lazy when I don´t write. It´s just that when you live in a country with only four months of summer you have to try to catch those few sun beams while they are available.
I´ve been thinking about if I should only write informative posts here on the blog or also personal thoughts sometimes. Definitely mainly informative. But I also enjoy being personal, we´ll see…
I have a very dear friend that has been very helpful to me in pointing out misspellings here on the blog. In the previous post there were some really funny ones that I will try to correct this evening. I´m just glad when people help me with the spelling. Jeeesus…now it´s there again the green underscore, so now I´ve done something wrong again..:P
My goal is to write a post here 2-3 times a week. In the Winter I will probably write more :D
I ordered my business cards this weekend so I´m looking forward to receiving them. Also now there is only one weekend left on the Astrology course. Finished for this Semester. I´ve learned so much more! – And I´m happy :D
The Sun has now entered Gemini, actually I would say we have a cluster of planets in Gemini. Jupiter has been there for a long time now but not Mercury and Venus.
Now is really the time to speak your mind! Or should I say speak you heart instead!? Yes! Venus and Mercury in Gemini makes it easier for us to open our heart. Maybe you feel an urge to tell somebody what you really feel. Follow the instinct! There is a great possibility you will get awarded, and the words may come easier to you. Or write it down! Just communicate! Mercury (communication) is in its own sign. It´s also an excellent time to spread messages, to get your message out whatever it might be and to whom it might be. Isn´t it great then that there´s so many parties and celebrations in May and June! (At least here in my little outpost of Scandinavia) Time to mingle!
Look at the picture…I didn´t know that Mercury (the god) had wings on his head also. I think it might mirror the flying and lightweight thoughts of the Gemini spirit. Or the fact that the mind is always free. At least if you´re a Gemini. What do you think?

The Ascendant – Which superpowers came with you earth costume?

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The Ascendant (as I wrote about in the previous posts) turned out to be a hot potato. My fellow students and colleges all had something to say about it. Most of them could relate to what I said about the inherent conflict between the Sun and the Ascendant. But it was not only negative things! Of course not…differences and polarities create constructiveness. Without resistance maybe we would just fall asleep. Maybe it is a bit like the squares in the horoscope- the squares put us (hopefully) in to action!
Another brilliant Astrologer Wilhelm Axling explained the Ascendant in a hilarious way (I´ve added my own touch a little)

Something like this:

Imagine that you´re landing on earth , you are just a soul, so you need an “earth costume” to survive. This costume is picked from the wardrobe where you have your birth Ascendant. This costume has all the special tools and qualities that belongs to the sign witch your Ascendant is in. This special designed costume is specially made for your life path and what you have in front of you. Doesn´t it feel so much more positive when you think about it like this? :D You have the best toolbox you can have to get through this life with dignity!
And don´t come and say that the costume with corresponding toolbox doesn´t fit your intentions with life. You have no idea what life has in store for you…
A few examples that I´ve made up myself :

Leo Ascendant got the diva costume. It includes a glitter and glam function that blinds people to that degree that Leo meanwhile takes the chance to take over the world, or at least become the ruler of a small country.

Gemini Ascendant got the speed-of – light and chameleon costume. Gemini can get out of any tricky situation just by changing shape and colour, suddenly melting in to the wall when necessary or becoming a speed racing car (like Barbapapa) when there are no other options then to escape.

Virgo Ascendant of course got the nurse toolbox and costume. And also an analytic and discriminating eye that would make detective Poirot green with envy.

Pisces Ascendant got the smooth operator costume and with that comes the big bleeding sympathetic eyes – very dangerous, can uncover the deepest hidden secrets within anyone. And the worst thing is that it´s impossible to get angry with Pisces or put him or her against the wall. If the bleeding beautiful eyes is not enough weapon against charge Pisces may just dissolve into a drifting fog. Pisces toolbox has similarities with Geminis toolbox.

Thank you Wilhelm for inspiration!
Wilhelms homepage in Swedish http://www.himlaord.nu/