Astro-Interview: Domino Kirke – She Gives Good Sun-Neptune

Filed in Sagittarius

So i saw this cool piece on Domino Kirke and immediately decided I had to astro-interview her. She’s a musician  whose latest album The Guard is totes Neptunian and haunting-in-a-good-way AND a New York doula (birth attendant) with an apparently cult following…she is single mother to a three year old named Cassius – giving birth to him was what sent her zooming into doula world. (Her sister, fyi, is Jemima Kirke off Girls and she comes from this fascinating dynasty that includes drummer dad Simon Kirke and the Leo supermod Alice Dellal)

Domino sounded SO HAUTE SAGG – rad, candid, cosmically breezy that i emailed her….I think she’s kind of noble.

She lists her inspirations as: Motherhood. The South. Quick, old love. Writing lullabies for my son. Divorce. Grief. Losing my voice, finding it again, and why I lost it in the first place.  She is Sun-Neptune in Saggo, Aquarius Rising & Moon-Lilith in Capricorn.

Mystic: You’re a mother, you’re writing a book, composing songs, touring to promo an album, helping mothers give birth, running a business…BUT would you agree that there is a kind of split archetype between women who are creative and women who are mothers, it’s not official but the idea is that motherhood = good, nurturing but not an artiste and creative chicks have to be a bit (a lot?) mad…you need a free bird lifestyle to be a she-creator???

Domino: I always felt forced to pick a side…yes. I was a musician all my life. It’s how I thought I’d make my mark in the world from a very young age… That being said, I always had a very primal urge to serve and protect new mothers and their infants, and mothers to be. I had a heightened intuition around small children and families. I understood strangers family dynamics upon first glance. You could chalk it up to a past life spill over, or me having a child of my own and being do moved by my own birth that I decided to  start attending other people’s, but the truth is that my birth was pretty horrendous, and I would’ve given anything to get as far from that experience as possible in hind sight…  The bottom line here is that I  just feel like I finally gave myself permission to let it all in! It’s all me, been me from the gate. I grew up very boxed in, with ” arranged marriages” to people and places all over the place, but i have to say, the one thing my folks taught me in all that, which has served me greatly as a doula and a single mum, is how to drop whatever you’re doing in that moment and show up for someone else…every nook and cranny of my soul feels fully expressed now days and my music is finally as full as her belly.

Mystic: You’re Aquarius Rising (exactly the same degree as me!) which means you would always have felt slightly alien like as a child, you have almost a nursery taste in food (left to your own devices), like egomaniacal men & can’t stand to wear anything that feels like clutter…2006 would have been like a massive tug of war within your psyche but also – later you realise – the making of you. Does this resonate??

Domino: Lady! You got me to a T!!? not bad…I love egomanical men!!! I hate turtle necks, lip stick and sunglasses… As a child i felt very “truth seeky”… always alone, and slightly uncomfortable in groups. I definitely parented my parents, so always weirdly knew i’d be a young mother… 2006 ruined me, and woke my ass up all at once. i like mac n cheese, and canned peas and carrots… so yes, you’ll find me often just eating my kids left overs while standing up at the counter.

Mystic: You have the Sun conjunct Neptune in Sagittarius & in the Career sector; this is like a medium-type energy, amazing for intuitive flow, music & actually living from your instincts, which a lot of people pay lip service to but it is VERY hard to actually do. Psychic much? Do you have an active spiritual practice or set of beliefs that sustain you? Super lucid dreaming??

Domino: I can tune into most people and situations (being on the subway is no fun for me;) and its EXHAUSTING! “First thought – best thought” tends to be my mantra, which has worked out very well for me with laboring mamas… and in hindsight, with life in general.i had a run in with an old flame a few months ago… brought up so much, had to shut it back down, cuz man was that distracting! Back on track now… thank god.

Mystic: My fave song on your new album is White Light – I always think of white light as what you invoke for protection against the dark – what is your version of it in this song?

Domino: Its funny you should ask about “White Light”… it was written about my first love… we weren’t able to be with each other until i was in my early 20’s, but we met when i was 8 and it was over for me… he was the one i’d compare all to. He died 3 yrs ago of a heroin overdose, and the song is about “feeling” him after… Also, it’s about how i knew it would be the last time i ever see him after i saw him this one day on the street…

Mystic: You have Moon in Capricorn exact conjunct Lilith – the first wife of Adam…Do you know the story? Also known as the Dark Moon Goddess or even the Bitch Goddess, this is like an affinity with the shadow aspects of womanhood – you would actually be just as good with other aspects of gynae as you are with birth…miscarriage or even the chosen loss of a termination. Moon-Lilith in Capricorn is also the redeemer of so called fallen women. I don’t mean that you’re secretly a bitch (lol) but that there is some witch energy there, something about reclaiming the abandoned women, the whore archetype…

Domino: Reclaiming the “abandoned women”… um, ya, a lot of my clients are single or teenage. I’m attracted to broken women on the edge.

Mystic: And you have Venus on your South Node (past lives) so ALL your romantic relationships are karmic…

Domino: I really do believe that everyone I’ve known romantically i’ve known before…i always felt like i was playing out old stories with lovers… which is why i spent most of my 20’s heart broken.. .it was like “ugh! i have to lose you AGAIN!”  I feel like i’m constantly re enacting. Hmmm.

Images: Skye Parrott  Domino Kirke The Guard download here

 

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1st hour venus
1st hour venus

Great interview.
Maybe my Merc Virgo has missed a fine point? I don’t agree there’s a split between mothers/women who are creative and women who are mothers.

My astro:
Moon in Taurus + Jupiter-Mars in Kataka lady = nurturing and family/mothering focused; Leo Rising +libran sun = creative/artistic work and life; Neptune 5th house.

numoon
numoon

Another ‘aye aye’ in support of your charming astro-views MM.
And, Domino is just as lovely as the magnetic JK!!

Maureen
Maureen

Mystic, do you do natal charts?

Mike Welch
Mike Welch

Love this stuff, Mystic! (Interviews with the Astrology from the Astrologer and the subject on-line with it all.) So-o-o insightful! Yum…. Uhm…. More!

linda
linda

Goosebump city! Amazing woman, story and article. Thanks for sharing and yes more please, very inspiring to read.

willowwolf
willowwolf

Love it 🙂

Chrysalis
Chrysalis

Oh LOVE this. I love what she is doing with the moon-Lilith exact in Cap. I have that too, plus Eros and Juno more or less conj. (5th house). I don’t have children and am too old now, and I suppose it’s true to say I have repressed that part of me for untold years. Only now I am attempting to reconcile /understand what that big conjunction of the feminine in Cap means in my life and how I might express it. I don’t really know. As I am older I feel more like I am blazing some kind of… Read more »

pi
pi

throw a stone into the future with your un-blazed trail in mind Chrysalis and divine from the ripples what feels right!! I know – at least I think I know – exactly what you mean. Had a realisation a little while ago that there is no job description for what I want to do and I am completely free to make a path, BYO machete, inner compass, binoculars, water bottle and swag. Self-reliance, self-belief, self-love, you can do it. Love xxoo

GemCrab
GemCrab

I enjoyed this!

It’s almost like a DIY astro if you have similar astro to the person being interviewed.

I’d love to see more interviews like this and MM you’re quite a good interviewer.

pi
pi

Yes, I agree re DIY astro. x

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

I’m feeling you, Domino. Righteous.

Btw, soz Mystic: you were totally right re rx Merc. It’s the squares! Too linear and right-angled, like sticks in my spokes, ya dig? Rock on.

WOOHOO
WOOHOO

I dream of being a Saggi! I’ve been trying to channel it lately.

Hermeslove
Hermeslove

Excellent Mystic , more . This is inspiring and educational . Great work !
Thank you !

Atlas
Atlas

Sounds like a challenging life with lots of creativity to express.

Scorched Earth
Scorched Earth

Loved reading this MM. She’s great and it’s a great interview and provoking some good discussion.

Notable Sagi traits straight up, awesome big smile and that pose in the first pic (not that it’s a pose perse..y’know contrived) is Sagi or at least I’m often doing it myself. I think it denotes an openess whilst pondering now. I just do that and hadn’t reflected on it until now. And always smiling….

I’ll have to get her music and have a listen.

Finally I will say.. daughter of Simon Kirke. Excellent choice!

Scorched Earth
Scorched Earth

Oh yes, and those shoes were spotted in a shop .. just in time for Mercury rets.. I thought it fitting as he hangs with my Sagi sun 🙂

Tho.. I have no intention of buying or wearing them!

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

i think you already do!

Scorched Earth
Scorched Earth

Never!! 🙂

But I did a double take when I saw them.. omen like (incoming…) and went back for the pic whilst my friend took a call.. and then whamo I turned around and there was an old colleage from an old job right in front of me! 5 years I reckon since I’ve seen him.. another Sagi!

The Leo Socialite
The Leo Socialite

My Leo thoughts, for what it is worth. – i loved my doula but she looked like a marine, perfect for when you are looking your worst and cussing and don’t want the contrast with someone nurturing and hot to occur to your husband. – i love Alice Dellal she is how imagine i was in the 90s although i could be hallucinating. It has been a heavy drinking spring. Happy to hear she is a leo. I think coco would approve. – i would have appreciated some hair tips from domino? – i found the thing about her ex,… Read more »

plutonic gem
plutonic gem

me too, i teared up!

Anon
Anon

My belief is that being a mother and raising a child is a creative process in itself. Every day that I give my son love and nurturing and guidance I feel like I am adding more to his creation and the creative process. I have artiste friends who have no children, and I feel like they secretly look down at me for spending so much time with him, instead of, say, painting. It is so frustrating, I feel like screaming that this piece of art that is being shaped under my direction is sooo much more enduring and meaningful. Why… Read more »

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Good parenting certainly is an art, and an act of love. But “your children come through you not from you”. There is something intrinsic in a person that makes them who they are, sometimes in spite of parenting. Do you just “feel like they secretly look down at” you or do they actually look down on you? Why compare the value of art with the worth of a person? So, these are just questions that come from your wording here. It feels like you have to justify yourself as a parent, and i guess i wonder why. Do you need… Read more »

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

My art comes through me but is not me, too. I may begin with an idea of how I want a thing to look or sound, but the piece always takes on its own life and becomes a work that surprises me in the end. Each of my paintings or writings is its own entity; I created all of them, but none of them are me.

electric eel libran
electric eel libran

definitely words to live by. parents function as a portal bringing souls into the material realm. while good parenting essential and should be applauded, should parents whose kids grow up o be serial killers be shamed? sometimes it is out of your hands.

you know some of us artist types are just jealous we couldn’t have kids. Some cursed by biology while some like myself cursed by lack of a partner. i wouldn’t take their stinkeye too seriously.

leogroover
leogroover

word

Anon
Anon

All valid questions, Millie, and ones I would myself be asking if I was in your shoes. My comment did come out rather whiny and defensive. Yes, you are absolutely right that your children come through you. When people ask, “Did your son’s ability to do X come from you or his dad,” I usually answer, “Well, actually it came from neither; it is just who he is.” And I can quite honestly say that I am not an obsessive mother. New friends? Perhaps. But I still believe that motherhood as an institution is not as revered as it should… Read more »

Anony_Aus/Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot
Anony_Aus/Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot

Plenty of people don’t value those who rear children. These people are called fuqwits.

It’s one thing to have one’s own personal views on child bearing/rearing, i.e. “It’s not for me” but those who openly questioning others’ decisions to have a family get my fuqing goat.

It’s a personal choice. Like having anal sex, pink hair, choosing to be vegan, owning a gun, knitting, getting a tattoo, getting plastic surgery, climbing Mt Everest, swimming with sharks, being religious, driving a car, or playing the balalaika.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Hon, honestly it depends who i hang with. How we value what we do and each other, and i mean our friends and their life choices, is something that i’m really noticing now. People i’m drawn to or who give me their time seem to have attitude in common rather than life choices, if that makes sense. So these people do really different things. Some are business owners, some in fashion and retail, some 9-5ers, some p/t professionals, some back to f/t study and of all these peeps there are child-free, families, single ‘rents, blended fams, live-at-home students, whatever. I… Read more »

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

me above…you can tell by the verbosity 😀

Anonymous
Anonymous

Not everyone can have a child so art is their child.

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

My sentiments exactly, Anon! I often describe my son as “my greatest work,” because he is. Because parents shape their children so much, much more than most people realize– not to mention the fact that many of us grow them inside our bodies and know their potential before theyre even born. There’s a dedication to love and creativity, and working through the “blocks”, in good parenting that is so akin to creating Art– but exceeds artful endeavors to the thousand power. So really, even though I liken my motherhood to Art, doing so severely *underestimates* that which is creating a… Read more »

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

(Woops! Cont’d below.)

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

My sentiments exactly, Anon! I often describe my son as “my greatest work,” because he is. Because parents shape their children so much, much more than most people realize– not to mention the fact that many of us grow them inside our bodies and know their potential before theyre even born. There’s a dedication to love and creativity, and working through the “blocks”, in good parenting that is so akin to creating Art– but exceeds artful endeavors to the thousand power. So really, even though I liken my motherhood to Art, doing so severely *underestimates* that which is creating a… Read more »

Fire Fish
Fire Fish

This is just LUSH MM!
More for sure. Real, honest, authentic. Pisces future experimentation anyone?! xx

Modern thing
Modern thing

I love her jumpsuit. That is all.

Porkchop
Porkchop

I really enjoyed this interview too! What an amazing woman. And I love her sister on the show ‘Girls’.

I have a Sun/Neptune conjunction in Sag myself (7th house).

Would love to see more astro-interviews, Mystic! What a great read.

Pi
Pi

Gosh, she is amazing. So aware and unflinchingly real, but sensitive, I love this. People like Domino (love the name too) totally inspire me with their fearlessness and self-acceptance. Particularly when – if – I meet people like this, their directness and expression shines a light on the parts of me that I am still (!) hiding from and help me to see that yes, it’s cool, unfailingly / determinedly / unapologetically following my own mind and instincts is OK and definitely for the best. It also helps that I LOVE saggitarians. Plus she is a musician, and … *sigh*… Read more »

Pi
Pi

PS just had a funny insight about 9th house Pisces mercury (what I have) – “Leave no thought behind!”

ie unable to abandon a good idea once I’ve had it. this and the mercury chart ruler means that I have 35 career directions at any one time. I could farm my thoughts and ideas out to people, like food, I’d hate to see them go to waste?!

Fire Fish
Fire Fish

Got me thinking about Lilith placements too… Mine is at 20 Pisces in the first. The only object in my first house/Asc ….Identifying myself as the ‘other’ woman.?… versus magic/secret/goddess type? hmmmmm

Pi
Pi

oh and Venus-south node was the other thing that interested me in her chart. for what it’s worth.

david5379
david5379

mystic you should totally start interviewing people, the more you get the more it will become a thing, get momentum and then it will be even easier to get interviews

Buckle (Aries, Pisces Asc, Gem moon)
Buckle (Aries, Pisces Asc, Gem moon)

Yes, I’d definitely welcome this being a ‘thing’ on MM.

I was just saying to a friend today that I just love interviews with great artists and historical figures. They have their own work out there, and then you have the interview, and it’s a different country (psychologically speaking).

Kimmy
Kimmy

Totally agree!

Mel C
Mel C

Ooooh! I just bought the album 🙂 🙂 🙂 Beautiful!

I really enjoyed this Mystic. I think regular Astro Interviews are a good idea!

Fire Fish
Fire Fish

Me too, so dreamy! Swoon….

Anony_Aus/Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot
Anony_Aus/Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot

GREAT stuff! I love it when awesome people get personal. We all struggle with things, the sooner we share it, the wiser we all become.

VenusRules
VenusRules

I don’t think she can be Pluto in Capricorn.

I too have sun conjunct neptune and capricorn moon in the 9th, but my conjunction is in Scorpio… which I believe inoculates me from the whole tattoo thing. And Saturn and the Sun are both sitting right on that Neptune today! I’m sort of useless.