Mutable signs and the T- square

Drew Barrymore

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/

The Ascendant – Let the Sun shine through!

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I got an interesting and kind of funny respond on my previous post. :) I have a follower that has a big sense of black humour (also called Saturnian humour among astrologers) if I interpret it correct. Look at the previous post comments.
Basically what she wrote was that her Ascendant is also standing in the way of her Sun. As I wrote in the previous post is my problem. She is a Gemini with Cancer Ascendant and with that combination she´s seen as the nurturing and caring one.
Ok…I was going to tell you about how it feels to be a Virgo Ascendant! Have your tissue prepared because this a martyr story!…:P
I was born a May day for ages ago, when the Sun stood in sociable, mutable, and carefree Gemini. The birds where singing, and so far everything was good. Except! – I got a Virgo Ascendant!:o
The Ascendant for those who don´t know is in Astrology “our face” to the world. How people first see us, and also the open door in to our personality through where we take in the world, according to me.
My Virgo Ascendant is very self critical and has an extremely bad self confidence. This drives my Gemini Sun crazy since Gemini Sun just wants to go for it basically!
I got a lot of responsibility on my shoulders early. Now when I´m a bit older I know that it was far too much for me to handle.
As my Astrology teacher said this is a typical theme for Virgo Ascendants.
Virgo is the sign of hard work and service and I could say that I got my shared part of that yes!

We are born with an Ascendant and for me it feels like the Ascendant is a label we get. A label that we didn’t choose but maybe we got it because we´re supposed to achieve something particular, as I said in the previous post. The Ascendant molds us from early age while the Sun always is struggling to shine through. (Thank you for good description “Ancient Librarian”) We get something that seems to be “tasks” as life is happening. Those tasks don´t leave us unaffected, but I think we must struggle also to let the Sun shine through, otherwise our inner core will die – because the sun IS our core.
I´ve taken care of the sick, listened patiently to those who are desperate and need to talk. I´ve done all those things in favor of the Virgo Ascendant! That’s how I see it (but with a humorous approach since I´m not very gloomy by nature.)
I´ve felt alone (Virgo- the Hermit) I say felt because I think loneliness doesn´t exist – It´s just a feeling
Many times the Ascendant has knocked me to the floor and I´ve wondered: – What´s the use?
But there must be a purpose, mustn´t it? Because that´s what Astrology is all about isn´t it? I ask because I want to know what you think…there are no simple answers in Astrology.
Which challenges have you met through your Ascendant?
(Ps: It´s me in the pic :P)