Invictus – For The Eclipse

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For fuq’s sake, i know it’s a Eclipse & all but still – intense, yes? I feel like it’s time for a little Invictus…Let’s do this shit. Go hard or go home.

Invictus (Unconquered Soul)

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley – he was Virgo Sun-Jupiter-North Node with a Scorpio Moon and Pluto-Uranus conjunct in ARIES, RISING. Ie: on his Ascendant. You think it’s showing much?
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      • Same here putting in 12 hour days lately & getting off on it lol. I get this poem give everything you got no matter what. There will always be hardships. A counsellor once said to me when I was in my 20’s that she wanted to experience all the highs & lows. I’ve never forgotten it its got me through. I think of her at times & how she’s traveling.

        • ah yes me too . made that decision as a child, that I wanted to experience everything of life, did not want to die not feeling that I had really lived, and wondered if I would have the courage to do so. It has certainly helped, over the years, remembering that long-ago decision. And I think I have more or less had the courage. More or less.

  1. I am completely zapped of all energy. Uninspired. Zombie-like. Could hardly rouse myself out of bed this morning. Maybe my dreams last night sucked the life out of me – past beloved pets back in my life but then dissolving in my hands. Or maybe I’m low in protein, iron, inspiration, something…

    I was really looking forward to today because Mars and Pluto are on my natal Sun. Where’s the expected OOMPH???! The zing? The fighting spirit? Gawd, even the thunderstorm outside has fizzled out.

    Will go for a walk (probably out in this rain. Oh, lightning. Okay, maybe not) then enjoy fine wine and TV tonight. I’m open to positive evolution and inspiration. Really, universe, I am!

    • Yes, I’m awaiting the rain and lightening so I guess we may be in the same parts. Zapped too, but went hard today, too hard, and it wasn’t appreciated, I’m too nice and learning, always learning how to be.

    • Wow. Me too. I have no energy. Totally drained. And spent all last night dreaming of my beloved childhood dog too. What does this mean?

    • Me three! I’ve gone and made two huge decisions in the past 24 hours and feel like I just got off the merry-go-round. Little bit nauseous and disorientated. After months of wishy-washy yes I can/no I can’t, and then having a whirlwind romance with a past life lover on a tropical island I am just wanting some healthy distraction… or perhaps I should start writing a book. Hmmm…

  2. I’m with my horses, a stampeed of horses – they’re my eclipses totem animal. v fitting, i’m a bit like that on the inside – wild at heart :)

  3. Thanks Mystic for reminding me… I AM the master of my fate and captain of my soul… which is inconquered! Slowly inching my way back to Aries rising warrior woman mode…

  4. Give me two more hours and I will be ready…Today’s to-do list follows Mystic’s advice in dailies. And by the eclipse time I will finish a project I started in 2009 during Mercury retrograde.

    • Done. Just when eclipse was exact, I sent two pieces of writing (eclipse at 3-9 house axis). Only now I am too tired.

  5. Love it!!! Very appropriate right now : )

    Right or wrong.., I Am the master of my destiny!!! I will not and can not live a life in fear!

  6. It took half the day for me to go hard & now I am completely wiped out emotionally.

    The last 6 months have been a massive journey of re-discovery after what has been years of feeling lost in the wilderness. More pain to come with massive life changes pending but hard earned clarity achieved on so many levels.

    True & strong but still Love Zombie-ish, a little numb & exhausted from processing all the ‘stuff’ in my life. Doing it tough.

    The way forward needs to reveal itself soon. Isolating myself until the Eclipse passes & adopting carpe diem as my mantra.

    Thank you MM for Invictus – an incredibly timely reminder!

  7. Just loved that poem when I heard it in the movie.

    Yes, I have had many tears…alot…Yet…

    ~It is the summer of my smiles…

    Flee from me, Keepers of the gloom~

    Houses of the Holy….Still on my Zep bent…x

    • Lines were from The Rain Song…

      ~Talk, talk, talk, hey…I felt the coldness of my winter, I never thought it would ever go…I cursed the gloom that sat upon us, but I know that I love you so…~

      I see the torch we all must hold….this is the mystery of the quotient…~

      • This is the exact representation, per him, of who I just pushed out of my life. But I have to protect myself, no matter who I’m protecting myself against.

  8. Watching the moon right now,bits a big buttery yellow golden light with a beautiful soft golden glow all around it, some long thin clouds shift across from time to time thin and blue… I feel a deep softness, which is wonderful cause ive been a bit anxious wondering if I’ve let go of what I need to let go of to evolve, for heavens sake! The softness now reminds me to just be, not worried, just in awareness…. Ahhhhh the eclipse is on my sun, my sun 5degrees gem, actually in 7th house but considered 8th because of following stellium….

    May you all feel the softness xxx

  9. I so need this right now. Thanks.
    good to see the jupe/NN virgo with scorp in there, I often wonder about having jupe and NN in virgo but this is brilliant.

  10. well – i just handed the last of some work for a very dodgy year of uni – went to a theatre wrap and had a conversation that made me go fuq it, am auditioning, so far out of my comfort zone, another theatre grant app due Friday, only found out about it today, another installation space accepted my application … it feels a bit ruthless, but the secret performance desire is now being owned – so be it and all its consequences

    • Fantastic! These kinds of artistic ‘knowings’, for want of a better word, well they speak the truth, yes? Once you know them, you can’t un-know them. How exciting!! Kudos to you :)

      • thank you chrysalis, ‘knowings’ is good, will work w that, now to use them as protection (for want of better word) against the self-fear-doubt-mutterings already starting to get their knickers in a twist ; )

  11. ~She won’t waste time on elementary talk…she’s got the world locked up inside a plastic box..She’s a 20th Century Fox… She’s no drag…just watch the way she walks… πŸ˜‰ ~

  12. Oh, Dad used to recite this poem to me when I was little…”Out of the night”

    I remember it so well, reading it here by chance it is like he is comforting me now, on the third, horrible, brutal, endless week of moving OUT of this decaying house (we were meant to be gone ten days ago), but there is still always MORE crap left to pack, and clean, after 4 skips and all the neighbours keep walking past asking weren’t we meant to be gone last week, and the new place is much smaller, and we are both hoarders who have to PURGE…

    Beyond this place of wrath and tears
    Looms but the Horror of the shade,
    And yet the menace of the years
    Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll.
    I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul.

    Nice reminder Dad, and MM

  13. I gotta tell you – my Leo/11th moon and Aqua/5th lilith were AMPED. Feeling a bit better now. I don’t know how to deal with my diva moon. I think I will build myself a castle. I wondered why in the moon scopes I identified much more with Aqua/11th moon description versus the Leo/5th stuff – its Lilith.

    • You are a diva and rightly so luv. You are wise…I am often amazed at your insightful posts. x

      • I apologize for having chastized you with your daughter (months ago) …of course how could I have known the deets.

        My double Leo Mum once said I was a bitch and I said…”well, I learned from the Master”… πŸ˜‰ x

        • Thanks. I don’t remember you chastising me. Of course, I will never be good enough for my daughter, poor thing. She worries about me. I have a first house stellium and she has an 11th house stellium. Besides, I suppose having fucked-up (i.e. human) parents is what fuels evolution.

          • haha, yeah…we can only seek to do better than what came before…My girls and gdaughter included…

  14. I wonder if the eclipse is hitting me today.. well actually yesterday. I got a call from my Dad who wanted my new address to be sent to the lawyer that helped me with a biz loss (this lawyer is a family friend how has been my Dad’s lawyer). I haven’t paid him because I couldn’t. This was in February 2012. He did not contact me asking for the money so I let it go. Feeling GUILTY of course. So, my Dad said that our lawyer friend wants my address. My Dad didn’t say any more so I just assumed he wanted to contact me for the payment. Who knows maybe it was for the holiday card or maybe the group I sued ended sending me some money. It is honestly unusual that my lawyer would do this since he has my email address and phone number and that is how we corresponded. So I assumed the worst. Ugh.. feeling like “shite”…. Then today at work I had a sales rep “piss” me off. Ugh… I don’t deal with sales people that well when they go over my head without permission.

    Still waiting to see if my romance area will get hit too… staying grounded and a little stressed. Sorry.. glasses of wine are on the agenda tonight! xo!!

  15. This eclipse touched my Gemini asc and squared my Venus Pisces house 10.
    Yeah I got a little freaked out by something in my love life that made me feel confused and wonder what the heck is going on…but I am in a better state of mind now. Since last night.

  16. ‘Go hard or go home’ wished i had said that to my lawyer, the one i told to ‘man up’, because it looks like he’s gone home and i am left undefended
    for my trial by jury next Wed.
    The 2 excellent barristers i know are unavailable, so if i can’t have them i shall speak for myself in my best ABC voice, or seek an adjournment until the either of my barrister friends are available.
    Me to the Judge: “Not guilty, your honour, i was just tryin’ to stay alive” :-)

    THE COST, omg, a return ticket to Moorea with enough fish & monoi for a year!

    When is mercury direct again? Moon will be void in Leo that morning.
    Wish me Justice friends. I’m innocent i promise. x

    • haha, but oh Pegs, say it ain’t so…

      Recently used “man up:” here on a post with you in mind….thanks :)

      Goodness, hope all works out…keep us posted. x