picture from Ascension Earth
I’m sat here with lots of whirling thoughts in my head.. The moon is in Cancer today conjunct my Jupiter in my third house. (any astrology buffs out there know what that means) In plainer terms it means I’m moved to communicate (commune) deeply (Cancer is a water sign associated with feelings). The conjunction of Jupiter only heightens those feelings and expands them. The third house is to do with your local environment and communication. It’s easy for me to write stuff so all this blogging I do comes pretty naturally for me. I work in fits and starts and always on inspiration. I prefer not to force it as it just doesn’t feel good.
The name Easter is derived from the Saxon Eostre (Eastre) The Ancient Saxons in Northern Europe worshipped the Goddess Osetre at the time of The Spring Equinox. The Goddess represents the sunrise, Spring-time fertility and the renewal of life.
Marlene Dietrich by Photographer Don English 1932 ~Shanghai Express
Marlene Dietrich ~ Dec 27th 1901 – May 6th 1992 Wiki Article
This has to be the ultimate diva for me, she was an actress and singer I won’t go into her life history as it’s documented very well already. I want to tell you what songs I like and why I like her
My favourite song by Marlene is Wenn Die Beste Freundin (Marlene Dietrich, Oskar Karlweis, Margo Lion) (1928) then a close second is Ich Hab’ Noch Einen Koffer In Berlin (1954) then Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt (1930)
She has a style that no one today can touch, a classy elegance – it’s not the same now perhaps it was managed well by the movie companies the allure of mystery about her (it certainly was for Marlene, her privacy was very important to her)
Crescent Moon in Gemini tonight ~ April 17th 2010
I love the moon and can gaze at it a lot at its different stages through the new moon back to the dark moon
It has always fascinated me since I was a child and since I started looking at it in more depth through the symbolism of astrology and Goddess imagery, it becomes more intriguing.
There was a solar eclipse on the morning of May 20th I was born during the darkness at 4am the following morning, though my mother said I never wanted to be born, they literally pulled me out with forceps. I was born with long black hair, a black eye (from the forceps) and a yellow face (from jaundice)… beautiful I was – stubborn Taurean
I have a lot of planets & asteroids in Taurus ( Juno, Ceres, Mercury, Mars, North Node and my Sun) My moon in Gemini (hence all the blogging and general banter :D) though Mercury is also going through Taurus at the moment in my 1st house of self-expression… so blog away girly!
I definitely feel the different phases of the moon, I am quite wild and hyper during the full moon and I’m quieter and very introspective when the moon is waning and especially around the dark moon, that’s my favourite time of the month as it’s very magical.
I look up at the moon to be close to you
Knowing you are always with me
Though I know nothing, I feel you close to my heart
I miss our love; our Moon in Gemini banter
Nothing is lost..ever
© scottishsiren 2010
For a wonderful lady
Polly Jean, has been a companion on the road of music with me since her album Dry (in the early 90’s) The woman’s vocal range and her emotional strength that come from her songs is mind blowing. Her Wiki
I’ve been playing her most of the day, since I managed to to get out of bed… (going to bed at dawn didn’t help) and having my fab Squeezebox with all her songs on it makes it so much easier and I can get on with other things too.
Though today I just really listened to her for hours and it was the best thing I could have done. I like her uncompromising stance on saying whatever she needs to with genuine feeling as whether she is melancholic, happy, sad, raging, or being sweet in her songs it’s all there.
I’ve been meaning to play her much more lately I’ve needed to delve in and experience, I find music helps to sort out my tormented soul and bring me back to a place where I can feel content again.
I don’t have the words/feelings I want to express sometimes and PJ always delivers for me, there are many artists too who contribute to this but at this time I’m focusing on Patti Smith and PJ Harvey (see my other post about Patti)
Her style of music, which I think is extremely varied ranging from good solid rock, to piano and acoustic to screaming mayhem and back ..well maybe not that far as she doesn’t do death metal! It may not appeal to everyone but I’d find it hard to not like something. Her album Dry to me is absolutely amazing, I love all the songs and it was a great introduction to her
Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
Good Fortune (another favourite)
A Place Called Home
This Is Love
Horses In My Dreams