I was looking for a Leonard Cohen quote to start this post because I don’t have very much to offer today and it captures the spirit in which I offer you this. I wanted the bit that starts like this, “Ring the bells that still can ring…” It’s from his poem called Anthem, and it starts like this:
The birds they sang
at the break of day
I heard them say
Don’t dwell on what
has passed away
or what is yet to be.
Ah the wars they will
be fought again
The holy dove
She will be caught again
bought and sold
and bought again
the dove is never free.
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
But how perfect this is with the Sun just about to move into Aries! It’s the start of the new astrological year, the vernal equinox, spring has sprung!
Now to go back to the bits and pieces I’ve been collecting. Here’s a picture that I think captures the Pisces ASC. Pisces rising has a very hocus-pocus quality to it, it shifts, it changes, you can’t pin it down. For more on Pisces, you must read Christina’s brilliant post: http://oxford-astrologer.blogspot.com/2011/03/pisces-self-portraits.html
Whether you are in love with them or not, rest assured Leos are in love with themselves. But really, it’s difficult to resist these brightly-lit enthusiastic beings who think everyone should revolve around them and pay total attention to them and now! Here’s something a Moon in Leo friend recently said when Moon was transiting in the sign of the Lion: “THE MOON IN LEO – THE MOON IS IN MY LEO!”
And look at this cat. A Leo, I tell you, and don’t you love him?
If you’re in your mid-thirties, or thereabouts like me, you recently had Saturn go over your Pluto. Did you feel like this?:
Last one. Contacts with other planets can modify the expression of our Sun. For the two cats you can see below, pick any sign for their sun. But I bet one has Saturn touching his and the other Jupiter.