Before me there were none

and after me there shall be no more!

Sail into the dream of new worlds!

~ The Ancient Librarian

Port_Scene_with_the_Embarkation_of_Saint_Ursula_1641The eternal vox of Ireland’s Lisa Gerrard and composer Patrick Cassidy, merging as if every instrument in the ethers integrated into one enormous celestial storm of orchestral myth.  The composition, Sailing to Byzantium was inspired by the poet William Butler Yeats’ poem by the same title.

Yeats wrote the poem in 1926, at the age of around 60. It is definitive of the agony of lost youth, an abyss of pain and inevitability of old age, societal insignificance, and the spiritual and imaginative inner work necessary to remain vital.

Byzantium was an ancient Greek city that later become Constantinople. It was the center of European civilization and the source of its spiritual philosophy. Therefore, Yeats symbolized a metaphorical journey for the spiritual life by a man pursuing his visual quest of eternal life, and the conception of paradise by sailing to the Holy City of Byzantium. Byzantium is now Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey.

astral_voyage-1Astral Voyage ~ Art Image by Josephine Wall ~ http://www.josephinewall.co.uk

Sailing to Byzantium

That is no country for old men.  The young

In one another’s arms, birds in the trees

– Those dying generations—at their song,

The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas,

Fish, flesh, or fowl commend all summer long

Whatever is begotten, born, and dies.

Caught in that sensual music all neglect

Monuments of unaging intellect.

An aged man is but a paltry thing,

A tattered coat upon a stick, unless

Soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing

For every tatter in its mortal dress,

Nor is there singing school but studying

Monuments of its own magnificence;

And therefore I have sailed the seas and come

To the holy city of Byzantium.

O sages standing in God’s holy fire

As in the gold mosaic of a wall,

Come from the holy fire, perne in a gyre,

And be the singing-masters of my soul.

Consume my heart away; sick with desire

And fastened to a dying animal

It knows not what it is; and gather me

Into the artifice of eternity.

Once out of nature I shall never take

My bodily form from any natural thing,

But such a form as Grecian goldsmiths make

Of hammered gold and gold enameling

To keep a drowsy Emperor awake;

Or set upon a golden bough to sing

To lords and ladies of Byzantium

Of what is past, or passing, or to come.

Sailing to Byzantium ~ Lisa Gerrard and Patrick Cassidy (Album: Immortal Memory)




Robert K. Place Tarot (Fortuna)

Jupiter is the ruling planet of the Wheel of Fortune.  The Ancient Romans regarded Fortuna as the daughter of Jupiter, and Goddess of good fortune.  It is about movement, evolution, destiny, fate, good fortune, bounty, luck and change.


  • Fortuna Annonaria brought the luck of the harvest
  • Fortuna Privata fortune of the private individual
  • Fortuna Publica fortune of the people
  • Fortuna Redux brought one safely home
  • Fortuna Respiciens the fortune of the provider

Do you realize your power to create a beneficial future and trust in that vision to become master of your universe?

Do you feel lucky?

Are you ready for change?

3 - Giuochi di FortunaAFFIRMATION

Great wealth, good health and happy fortune, now flow into my life!


On June 25, 2013, Jupiter moved into Cancer, the sign of home, mother, nurturer and protector.  Jupiter is favorable in the sign of Cancer.  In your natal chart, the house of Cancer is where royal favor is bestowed.

It’s time for a new 12-year cycle, and your actions between June 25, 2013 and July 16, 2014, will create a new cycle for the remaining eleven years.

The latin meaning for Jupiter is “Iuppiter,” and represented by the Wheel of Fortune in the tarot.

The Greeks worshiped Zeus.  However, Zeus also became the God of the Romans, and was worshiped as Jupiter Optimus Maximus for courage, victory and abundance in all areas of life.

Zeus_001Jupiter Optimus Maximus!

Jupiter Optimus Maximus!

Jupiter Optimus Maximus!

Great Jupiter, Supreme God and Ruler of the Universe

Great Dies Pater of the Roman Pantheon

Guardian of mankind, you reign supreme

We stand before the altar of humility and gratitude to proclaim Jupiter, as Optimus Maximus of royal favors

We appeal to your power and might to grant us laser focus, and divine fortune for people throughout the world

Grant us victory and hospitality to love and share our bounty of thanksgiving in a sacred feast

Wipe away our tears of despair, and replace them with divine blessings of paramount stability

Nourish us with new horizons of warmth, luck, security, family, friendships, learning and growth

Jupiter Optimus Maximus!

Jupiter Optimus Maximus!

Jupiter Optimus Maximus!

Write your petition to Great Jupiter, and watch for thunderbolts of manifestation!



Wonder Woman vs. Ares battle in the film, Wonder Woman (2008).  This is an animated film worth watching!aresd


1110198-ares__02__007__01__superWARRIOR MOON

The New Moon in Aries will hit the stage, ready for action on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at 2:35 AM, PST, and 5:35 AM, EDT, at 20’41′.


Here come the Olympian A-Team, the brave reinforcements of the Sun, Moon, Venus, Mars, and Uranus, a cavalry of archetypal stars leap into action, and join Aries in a theme of laser focus to open a portal into a new zone of growth.  This is a powerful call for renewed faith.

Launch a new horizon, and use this team of stars to set concentrated intentions, dreams and wishes to align with the affairs of Aries in the natal house of your chart.

Remember to thank the Super Powers for the will to forge a strategic plan of action, and fearless ambition to boldly move forward into new territory.


This Stellium of Stars in my 10th house of social status, true vocation, rewards and career, at 24’14′, is the Pegasus, urging me to fearlessly climb aboard, and unleash ambition to gain recognition for achievements, and manifest a new career.

  • How will you use the Super Powers to unleash ambition?
  • What is your Super Power?

Ride the energy, and manifest your dreams!2864851-ares_007



Lucille Frances Ryan aka Lucy Lawless was born in Auckland, New Zealand on March 29, 1968, with the Sun, Ascendant and Moon in the sign of Aries, God of War.  Lucy’s Sun and Moon are part of a stellium of conjunctions in Aries that includes Saturn and North Node in the first house of Self.


This combination of Solar Fire endows Lucy with a triple arsenal of super power that includes beauty, artistic style, physical strength, leadership, originality, courage, and the strategic fuel to take action, which makes her well armored for the role of the archetypal heroine, Xena: Warrior Princess.  Lucy Lawless, as Xena exuded the super power of Aries.  Perhaps this is why the God of War yearned for Xena to become his Goddess.

Xena performed with lightening speed, using the powerful attributes of her mentor to wield a sword and chakram to battle with wizards, warlords, demons and mythic gods.

Lastly, I would vote for Lucy to portray Wonder Woman!

Aries is associated with Emperor in the tarot.


A tenacious advocate with conviction!



Pisces is the twelfth sign of the Zodiac, and ruled by the planet Neptune.  

The New Moon on Monday, March 11th will fall in the spiritual, mystic, creative, and sensitive sign of Pisces, at 21 degrees, 3:51 pm, EDT and 12:51 pm, PDT.

This new moon will set us adrift in a dreamlike state upon the misty waters of Neptune, floating toward dream castles, fairy dust, and water lilies.

Let your imagination flow, and dive into parallel worlds of underwater fantasy, mystery, and the magic of illusion!

Meditate, daydream, storytelling, journal, sing, listen to soothing music, compose love letters, read or write poetry, watch fantasy films, perform magic tricks, cat nap, get a foot massage (Pisces rules the feet), take a dip in the ocean, swim with dolphins, enjoy your favorite beverage while floating in a luxurious hot bath of fragrant sea salts.

new moonReach into the mist of the inner journey, grasp the reigns of Neptune, and allow the waves of grace to inspire and transport you into the dream realm to manifest an outer world of new beginnings.

The Pisces New Moon falls on my MC in Pisces, at 24 degrees and 14 minutes.  This New Moon will enable me to gain public recognition for my efforts and achievements.  Perhaps a new career, position, promotion, or to use current skills to transform my creativity.

Where does the Pisces New Moon fall in your chart, and what does it mean for you?

The Moon card is affiliated with Pisces in the tarot.

Allow the magic and mystery of Pisces to generate seeds of gratitude, appreciation and faith.  Pay attention to your daily fantasies and nightly dreams.  Honor Neptune, ruler of the sea, music, dance, performing arts, films, writing, poetry, painting, and dreams.


The Horses of Neptune ~ Walter Crane



Enter the Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus,

and create your Epic!

“Great Jupiter, I kneel before you

in humility to honor and give thanks

for the elixir of the Gods to create

the best and greatest magnum opus”

~The Ancient Librarian


Joseph Michael Gandy~Jupiter Pluvius

Music entitled “Epic” from the Video Game – Total War by Jeff Van Dyck


Francois Boucher:  Juno Asking Aeolus to Release the WindsFile:François Boucher - Kimbell 'Juno Asking Aeolus to Release the Winds'.jpg


Evelyn de Morgan: Spirits of the Storm


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