Here is a video I did on this for those that prefer watching over reading. Ahhhhh Nessus! The centaur in mythology generally gets dubbed as the “abuser” asteroid in astrology. While, yes, I do think that Nessus can tie to abuse (and the propensity to abuse), this feels like a more extreme way that this asteroid can play out. Before getting into WHAT this asteroid can signify in a chart, let’s talk a little bit about his mythology. Also, just for reference: Nessus is asteroid no.7066 in the asteroid databank. Who the fuck was Nessus? He was a centaur who was the son of Centauros (and Centauros was the son of Ixon and the nymph Nephele). In some versions of the mythology, it is mentioned that he is the son of Ixon and Nephele (so I’m really not sure who the fuck his parents were hahaha and it probably doesn’t matter for the purposes of this post….I just like trying to nail down the family tree). Like most of the centaurs (sans Chiron), Nessus was rowdy and debaucherous – always down for fucking and fighting, especially once a little wine or whatever entered the system. He was also one of the surviving centaurs at “The Centauromachy,” the wedding of Pirithous & Hippodameia, which was a battle where a bunch of centaurs died (the post that I did on the centaur Hylonome explored this event). What Nessus is probably the most known for is his story with Hercules and Dejanira (also […]
If you are more of a watcher than a reader, you can find me talking about Hylonome here ^_^ The asteroid Hylonome (asteroid number 10370) has been on my mind a whole bunch recently. Maybe it’s because some of the things that she represents have been a part of my life in different ways as of late (throughout most of 2022)….which is probably why she’s been on my mind and in my sights recently. So much grief and bullshit that has needed to be released. Her mythology is rather sparse – there isn’t a whole bunch on her, but her story is impactful none the less. Hylonome was a centaur who was the partner of Cyllarus. It is said in Metamorphoses that “many centaurs would be his mate, but one gained his heart; this was Hylonome.” It seems like this is made a big deal of in the mythology – that he chose her. I’m not saying that she didn’t choose him, too (she probably did), but it does seem to be mentioned specifically that he could’ve had anyone, and he chose her. It is also mentioned that she would do things to beautify herself for him such as “combing her glossy hair and twined her curls in turn with rosemary…” and “took care to look her best.” It is also mentioned that “she alone by love and love’s sweet words and winning ways held Cyllarus.”-Now….I want to interject here for just a second. Maybe I’m not reading the “correct” […]
Pluto conjunct the Natal Ascendant via Transit and Solar Arc (or: A Fucked Up Journey) **Trigger Warning – different kinds of abuse are mentioned in this article**Here is a youtube video that I did about the same kind of thing When I see this old picture of myself from a middle school yearbook, I think to myself “have you seen this girl?” I haven’t seen her in fucking years. I think some of her is getting flipped back “on” now, though (just through the lens of a 34 year old rather than a 13 year old). I have wanted to do a blog post about this for a while, and each time I start it, I stop myself. Do I really want to expose ALL of what I’m about to expose? Probably not (and I might take this down as fast as I post it, lol). However, since I’m in the throes of Solar Arc Pluto conjunct my Ascendant currently, it feels like the “right” time to further work through a bunch of shit that happened to me 20 years ago when Transit Pluto was conjunct my Ascendant, and how there are echoes of this part of my life in the present day. This isn’t strictly an exercise for my own benefit, though – I’m hoping that other people will benefit from this post in some way, and in seeing the trends and themes that can come back around through an astrological lens. I really hope that this blog post […]
Let’s talk about Circe (asteroid number 34). I really do like Circe, just like I like all of the “witchy” asteroids (Hecate, Cybele, etc.), which means I want to give her a fair shake. Due to patriarchal bullshit (and that kind of nonsense), over the years she has seemed to devolve into some kind of seductress, temptress, or man-hater – and none of the above is entirely accurate in my opinion. I also think that she represents more than just magical abilities and gifting in a natal chart, though I do think that this is obviously a big part of what she represents.**if you are more of a watcher than a reader, here is a video I did on Circe Before we get into the mythology, here is what I think she can represent in a natal chart:-Isolation and exile (this can be the self-imposed kind, the kind that is forced upon a person, or both).-Feelings of being intruded upon (this can be real or imagined, but I do think defense of the feeling of being intruded upon comes into play with Circe).-Feelings of loneliness – this is actually a major theme that I didn’t touch on in the YouTube video, but I do think it exists and I also think that this could be some of the reason why she turned humans into animals and kept them on her island.-Where you need to “meet your match,” both within yourself and in relationships with other people (say, via synastry, etc.).-Magical […]
Interview with an Astrologer-Philip Sedgwick also known as the mack fucking daddy of the Galactic Center (and Galactic Astrology) This conversation took place on August 11, 2022, over zoom. Philip’s parts of the conversation are in bold, and mine are not bolded. The parts that are in parenthesis are things that might be necessary for one to know for some context of the question and/or answers (and also for other side notes). This entire conversation was such a professional highlight ^_^ “Hey Philip!”“Hey Ellie. So, how the hell are you?”“I’m pretty good – I’m excited! How about you?”“I’m good. Do you want to ask me your questions, and that way I can have a little more of spontaneous response to them?” “Okay, sounds good! All of the questions were okay though, right?”(I always like to shoot over the questions that I want to ask in an interview before the interview happens). “Yeah, there’s a couple of answers that will be a little different than the track of the question, but nonetheless, it will work.” “Okay – that is fine. (I start getting my iPad out with the questions).“So, what got you interested in astrology in the first place? What was the spark?” “Well, I was in the Navy, and I was up for a security clearance, and one day I was in a coffee shop at the base where our ship was stationed, and this guy came up to me and asked me for my birthday. I told him, and […]
If you are more of a watcher than a reader, here is a link to a YouTube video I did on this I decided to finally make the journey into exploring the Gates of the Avatar more. Initially, I knew that I would probably have to dive into the Bible a little bit to do this (and back in January this wasn’t something I was ready to touch with a 100 ft. pole). The past couple of weeks I have been exploring religious-y themes in an astrological context (and thinking about it this way bothered me). It wasn’t until I started thinking about it the other way around – that it’s the Bible that has some astrological ties – that I felt more comfortable exploring everything. And here we are now, lol. Just as a side note: I am not a religious person so there is no preaching or any bullshit going on from this end of the screen. I feel like to explain how I’ve started working with the Avatar Gates, I have to kind of explain where I came up with the idea in the first place. Originally, when I first started looking into the Avatar Gates, I did so because I noticed that the Avatar Gates (at 15-degrees Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius) were the midpoints of the different squares within the Galactic Grand Cross (which seems like they could be important within the greater function of the Galactic Grand Cross – this part I am still […]
Hey Everyone! I’m opening up the next three classes (over the next 3 weeks) to the general public for anyone who might be interested in learning more about these subjects. The classes I’m opening up are: Fucking with Planetary Dispositors – Sunday, July 10, 2022-This class will deal heavily with planetary dispositors by house cusp (which I think is really important to take into consideration when reading a chart). We will also be looking at this by sign, too. -An example of planetary dispositors by house cusp: Cancer on the cusp of the 8th House and the Moon in Capricorn in the 1st House will cause the 8th House to “bend” or “serve” the Moon in the 1st House. Fucking with Midpoints (and degrees) – Sunday, July 17th, 2022-This class will deal with midpoints between planets in a chart -It will also go into how I use midpoints to ease the tension in a square aspect, how planets can better “see one another” in the quincunx aspect, etc. -I will also be going into the degrees a bit to make the most of these midpoints Fucking with the Galactic Grand Cross and Other Weird Shit – Sunday, July 24, 2022-If you’re interested in the Galactic Center (and the rest of the Galactic Grand Cross), this is the fucking class for you ^_^ These classes will take place on Zoom at 1 pm central time. If you purchase the classes (or a class), I will shoot you a zoom link via […]
On June 24th, 2022 (this fucking Friday!), I will be giving astrology and tarot readings at Solstice @ Playcave in San Antonio, Texas (more details on the flyer below). Not only is it exciting to be working a fair again (Paranormal Playland in October was a fucking blast – Matt with Ankh knows how to put on a fucking event!), but I will be the emcee of the event ^_^ hehehehehehe this should be fun (I’ve never been an emcee of anything lol – it’s both exciting and terrifying, which tells me that doing this is good for my Aries North Node). Anyone that happens to be in the SATX area should totally come by and say “wazzzuuppp!”
If you want to join in the fun on learning about Retrograde Planets with the students in my Fundamentals of Chart Weaving course, come join us on June 5, 2022 at 1:15 pm central time on Zoom. Class will last an hour to an hour and 15 minutes. The cost of the class is $40. In this class we will cover what ALL the different planets want to express when they are retrograde in a natal chart and how they function.
I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Voyage Austin ^_^ so I figured I would post a little something from it here on the blog. Since this interview popped my press cherry, it seems monumental. You can find the full interview here and the 1st two pages below.