When Neptune meets Saturn … Diamonds & Rust

Well I’ll be damned
Here comes your ghost again
But that’s not unusual
It’s just that the moon is full

(Joan Baez • Diamonds and Rust)


 
Long time no post … but the first full moon of the new year seems to be a good time to come out of the silence.

My own personal dance of Neptune & Saturn is again in full swing. Transformation of ‘what was’ into ‘what can be’ has been set into motion about three weeks ago. Neptune adds enough vagueness to give Saturn time to muse about realities. I have changed during the last half year under their influence. My sister told me some days ago, my new years chakra theme will be the indigo or 5th chakra … so ‘enlightenment’ is kind of in sight. And that’s how it feels like. Whether I’ll discover diamonds or rust. I’m in love and he ‘who is so good with words and at keeping things vague’ is ‘in love too, maybe on another plane, but as deeply’ … not the worst way to head into a new year.

Ramused went to see ‘Love, Love, Love’ in NYC and sent me a spare keychain she had obtained, which arrived two days prior to christmas.
So ‘Love, Love, Love’ for all of you out there for 2017, despite all that shit swirling around the planet at the moment.

• play it again Sam SIGHT SOUND & TASTE STARGAZING

upps … or: You and Me and Karma makes Three

Sometimes it seems a whole lotta karma can be set in motion with the slightest of triggers. In my case this was a very short word. Well technically not even a real word. Just ‘upps’ (german for ‘whoops’).

It took me some time to figure out the astrological triggers. Rather unsurprisingly all four of the ‘usual suspects’ were involved – namely Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Now, this is something that shakes you to the core and turns your world upside down. I had a long talk with N.Y. based astrologer Dawn Bodrogi about this and she said “everything is in motion and changing, it’s funny that you’re sounding completely calm about it”. In a way I really am. In a way I’m not. But I’m trying to make the most of it. The road to enlightenment and / or personal evolution isn’t straight. There is no ‘finish line’ in sight. Maybe it’s behind the next corner. Maybe not. But if I don’t keep moving on, I’ll never know.

While musing about my chart I was doodling planetary symbols and had – out of the blue – the idea to get a very special tattoo befitting this whole situation. I’ve been fascinated with tattoos since my dad got one, when I was about 12. I made it a rule, that every idea that got into my head had to last at least for half a year. With my erratic Gemini moon – so far – none of them did. But since the fascination for astrology is as old as the one for tattoos for me, this seems to be a solid enough basis 😉

The idea I finally came up with consists of the symbols for Neptune, Infinity and Saturn. As it’s an infinite task to successfully combine one’s dreams with reality. One or the other will always get in the way or have the upper hand – at least for a while. And then the dance begins anew.

When I made the final sketch – which I’m about to discuss with a local tattoo artist in mid april – I suddenly realized, that the little, not even real word ‘upps’ somehow made its way in the drawing as well. Karma is some cunning bitch.

karma-tattoo

STARGAZING THINGS FROM DINGS