Ask Mystic: Aquarian Thoughts

Dearest Mystic,

You may very well be inundated with emails these days, from all of us being profoundly zapped by the current Eclipse Zone?! And, with as much grace as I can muster, I thought to describe briefly what has been my almost overwhelming preoccupation these last couple of weeks.

In short, I was adopted as a baby. Long life story, mostly blessed. Can’t complain really. I’m Aquarian, Taurus Rising, Scorpio Moon: and have enjoyed being a magical realist most of my life.

However, I am currently ‘obsessed’ with the notion of my birth family?!? Some sort of radical prospect of being ‘found’?! Fantasies of aristo-parents?!?  It’s just all-consuming. Is this to be expected with all the South Node activity? And is it a suitable obsession in an Eclipse Zone?!  Is something going to manifest?!?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated! The Tarot is replete with indications that this is ‘real’….

Love,The Aqua OrchidXxx

Dear Aqua Orchid!

My god, yes.  It’s a big zapper of an Eclipse Zone, made more intense by Mars square Neptune. I have the weirdest Mars-Neptune manifestation, that actually made laugh aloud at 4.30am in the emergency ward this morning. #EclipseHumour.

So it’s been a super-volatile eclipse zone for the people in my immediate circles and myself, the sort of drama that you need time/peace/ease to process and which produces vast insights/stuff to think on BUT which allows for no time whatsoever.  Highly stressful and to cap it all off, my ‘healing’ swim in the ocean resulted in SEA LICE.

If you have never had these, they are utterly vile. But lying in the emergency ward, waiting for a one of those saint-like cheery e.r docs to administer steroids and coated head to toe in calamine lotion (used since 1500 BC i found out) it occurred to me that this is the most baseline manifestation of Mars square Neptune.

Not only that but  I was on the way to E.R, – alone, for various reasons – and thinking/asking ‘where the hell are my spirit guides, when i need them?’ as i was feeling bleak and stressed.

There was a weird gust of wind, like a ozonic breeze from outer planets, with the scent of alien roses and the moon suddenly broke through the clouds. It shone on an apartment building, an old style one with a name inscribed above the front door, temple style.

The name of the building was Lares. So in case you don’t know, that is the name of the Ancient Roman daimons or “guardian deities”. Every house had a shrine to them. So that was interesting.

And so to Aqua Orchid’s question – i don’t think the desire to find birth family all of a sudden is an Eclipse Thing….though the Eclipse amplifies damn near everything. It’s Saturn in Capricorn and that whole activation of lineage, ancestor spirits, earth magic, dragon-lines and well, maybe the Lares.

And as for researching the birth family, the astrology is onside for it and if you are emotionally prepared for such an encounter/the information, why not? Does anyone with experience of this have more informed thoughts on the topic?

Aside from adoption, this Saturn in Capricorn vibe is also bringing up a LOT of issues/discussion around family names – who is called what, which “side” of the family is most influential and all manner of such themes.

Thoughts?

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SasaMM Member
Sasa

Apologies, for having signed off earlier..but I heard back from the Adoption Agency a couple of hours after emailing them requesting information..
And it turns out my birth brother contacted them only 3 years ago, looking for me again?!?
And I have his address now!
And David, exquisite recount of your son & story, thank you so much.. xxx

Scorpio_RisingMM Member
Scorpio_Rising

congrats!

flowerchild
flowerchild

I’ve been increasingly curious to do 23andMe. My mother is adopted and we don’t know anything about her birth parents. I must have a lot of that mystery DNA because I don’t look super duper like either of my parents, though I’m looking more like my mother as I get older.

I’m Aqua Sun, too, and SN just transited past my Sun. The curiosity grows stronger..

SasaMM Member
Sasa

My daughter doesn’t really super look like myself or her father either…only some traits. But like I mentioned above: she has the same coloured eyes & hair as my birth mother?! Who knows?
Good luck with any prospective searches in your family…! X

davidlMM Member
davidl

But the way Myst. There is much argument about the term ‘sea lice’. Usually between mistaken people who believe in such a thing and those that know that there isn’t. I grew up at the beach and often heard people arguing about it. The ‘sea lice’ you encountered are actually small pieces of marine stingers, usually small parts of blue bottle tentacles. There is an organism that is described as sea lice correctly, it’s a lice that attacks fish only. Now unless that now includes Pisces peeps.. The ‘bites’ are your reaction to a really powerful toxin but just small… Read more »

davidlMM Member
davidl

Paddles… not panels. 😉

baristagemMM Member
baristagem

I’ve been stung by a blue bottle (tentacles were left stuck in my leg) & I tell you a bex & a lie down wouldn’t have solved it. Hurt like crazy for hours – the surf life savers that packed my leg with ice were hot though… 😉

PiMM Member
Pi

sand flies ar emy nemesis. itchy little fuqers. you never see them either. the only thing that calms it all down is tiger balm.

R(Aqua/Tauri)
R(Aqua/Tauri)

Davidl’s post above gives me hope that there can be a possible happy/healing ending for my boyfriend. He did genetic testing years ago and was startled to find he is over a quarter Ashkenazi Jewish. He has a very unique Jewish name but was always told he was named after someone famous and had no connection to the religion. Anyways, through a deductive process and other relatives on his dad’s side being on the same site he realized that the father he was raised with is likely not his father. It was slow for him to accept and at first… Read more »

davidlMM Member
davidl

Are you in Australia ? The laws regarding the right of the child to access birth details has strengthened. This has made it a little easier to find genetic parents. Even sperm donors are not excluded from this register I think. So here at least the law favors the right of the child over the the privacy of the genetic parent. Your boy needs some answers from his parents. That’s the first port of call. They must tell him what they know, it is illegal not to and if necessary he can seek answers through a legal process. He should… Read more »

R(Aqua/Tauri)
R(Aqua/Tauri)

No, we’re in the US. It has been a very slow process for him… first some denial, then poking around more, pressuring his parents to tell him what they know, and now he definitely wants the answers. HIs mom was adamant for a long time that his ‘dad’ was in fact his dad but now that this half-brother popped up on a genetic testing site she is sort of check-mated and confessed that there was another guy, but she was pretty sure that the timing didn’t add up. Maybe a repressed memory or something. She had him young and it… Read more »

davidlMM Member
davidl

I had my own reunion 4 years ago now with a child of mine that I didn’t know I had. It’s a long story but basically at the time the mother wasn’t sure she wanted a father for her child, we didn’t really know each other for very long. A fleeting moment where we stayed in a house in the bush at the same time. We made love once and said goodbye to each other, each of us moving on. She was older and had been told she couldn’t get pregnant but she did. Her surprise son has meant so… Read more »

cosmic fleeceMM Member
cosmic fleece

Wow David. Magical ! What a Blessing for all. Xx

baristagemMM Member
baristagem

That’s amazing Davidl xxx

Jokerman
Jokerman

You’ve done more for that son than my father has ever done than for the 4 boys he fathered. Or most likely any of his other progeny that scatter Cairns to Melbourne.

PiMM Member
Pi

it’s so good that you have the capacity to offer yourself to the relationship in this way.

Scorpio_RisingMM Member
Scorpio_Rising

I’m happy for you. Sounds like a deep relationship/bond.

SasaMM Member
Sasa

Just a last thanks to everyone who shared their personal stories & advice, so generous, and highly valued…
I’ve just emailed an Adoption Agency in my State, requesting any updated information in my birth brothers or parents current status!
I have no idea what kind of vortex this may open up, however, the gut instincts and intuition on this one have just been so strong..
So, wishing you all a very happy Eclipse Season too! Adieu for now xxx The Aqua Orchid

Lux Interior Is My Co-PilotMM Member
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

Yes, sea lice, Mars square Neptune…OMG…Neptune=ocean, Mars=attack.

LiliMM Member
Lili

Worked a progressive fund raising event. Chatted with another volunteer -She was my old boss’ SIL. What are the odds ?! 190 plus people- finding old tribes. SNode-ish.

SasaMM Member
Sasa

Exactly..omg x

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

If you do a DNA test on Ancestry.com they link you up with relatives.

SasaMM Member
Sasa

Yes! I’ve thought about this, for sure…because I’d also like to clarify the extent of my cultural background!!?? Both my birth parents were from overseas..
X

R(Aqua/Tauri)
R(Aqua/Tauri)

On Ancestry they give you your background too just like 23&Me. I think 23&Me is better for importing the data for health things and Ancestry is good for hooking you up with your relatives and collecting information on the family tree.

dark starMM Member
dark star

Aqua orchid I hope you find what you’re looking for! Xx

Libra Moon Conjunct PlutoMM Member
Libra Moon Conjunct Pluto

Coming from someone who “found” and also “was found” by a birth family I would approach them like a stranger you don’t know but are interested in meeting and getting to know. In my case, it was an estranged, terminally ill father and his people. Easier said than done, however!! You will have gusts of emotion and unanswered questions begging for a prompt pingback. Although Uranus is very strong in my chart as Aquarius probably is in yours, it did not curb my emotions or desire for answers in the least bit! I’d also recommend easing into it to see… Read more »

SasaMM Member
Sasa

This is a great story, thank you…
I very much like the advice of ‘easing into it’ & gaining some traction..
The thing is: on my birth fathers side, there’s a whole cultural sphere to consider..tribal lineage, and probably dozens of “aunties & uncles” involved??? Big. And yes, to reconnect with all that would be a massive trajectory shift…
There’s an answer on the Oracle about strategy that says something about ‘get back to your core philosophy & act accordingly’…it’s ringing true this morning.
Thanks again for your thoughts x

Libra Moon Conjunct PlutoMM Member
Libra Moon Conjunct Pluto

I had something similar in my scenario, as my birth father belonged to a culture I saw little of as I grew up. The peculiar thing about it was… it seemed to be in my genetic memory. I can’t explain it, but when I met them and saw how they “operated,” it did not come to a surprise to me and I was able to move with it quite well (maybe that is where my Uranian tendencies came in handy). I don’t know if that will be the case for you, but there’s some truth in the saying that blood… Read more »

SasaMM Member
Sasa

THAT is amazing…wow thanks for sharing that…I certainly “look” like my cultural background, that’s for sure..and I have personal values that I’m sure are genetically embedded too…
It sounds like the “dream” to slip seamlessly into your culture..even when you’ve grown up removed from it..
It’s like DNA wins..xxx

LaFemmaMM Member
LaFemma

I recently connected with my half-sister (through a DNA site/test), she’s a dozen years older than me, and me and my siblings (who all came after) all knew about her. My mom gave her up as a teenager but always thought about her and tried to find her unsuccessfully. Her bio dad is unfortunately deceased but now she knows who he is at least. It’s been a trip for everyone. My half-sister has some health issues which made her doubly interested in finding her bio-family, the rest of us (7!) don’t have any issues and my mom’s been feeling a… Read more »

MissDeeMM Member
MissDee

To me South Node conj mercury (and before that Sun and Venus) has been strangely related to past time relationships.
I swear things are coming up out of nowhere; stories and meeting in person and dreaming (oh the dreams) of past lovers I do not want to reconnect to.
Also music has been a big part of it: there are songs I had forgotten about and are popping up in movies.
I say strangely because is in my 6th house so it shouldn’t be related to that.

VirgonatorMM Member
Virgonator

I was support for my ex husband in finding his birth father. We reached out to him and to several of his family members. He doesn’t want contact (birth father), and thus his children and sisters and so on are respecting it. My ex still found it very helpful to have a picture and a little life story. His birth mother is currently living with him (her MO is to live in her car until she finds someone to take her in. She asked to pay him to stay for a few days and is now living rent free for… Read more »

SasaMM Member
Sasa

Wow! Amazing story… yes, there is something about blood-lines..so deep.
My adoptive family is big, and would best be described as “pretty much one-of-everything”?! Diverse crowd, they are. But they all honour the blood lines, and the many facets of similarities and differences.
That’s so beautiful of you to support your husband in his story. My daughter is most likely going to help us with ours…xxx

babysinclairMM Member
babysinclair

Sounds super intriguing to me, but yea, i suppose you have to be prepared for anything. If you’re Taurus rising, that suggests that Saturns currently in your 9th house yes? Journeys, exploration, enlightenment… I would do a tarot reading and look at the 9th house for clues! I am hoping for the best for you. And Mystic, FEEL BETTER SOON!

Unicorn SparklesMM Member
Unicorn Sparkles

Be prepared for good and bad but most of all for the huge wave of emotion when you see a version of your face looking back at you.

SasaMM Member
Sasa

Sure! This may sound crazy..but I have a teenage daughter, and from the very scarce info I have about my birth mother..I suspect my daughter looks more like her, than me??? Same colour eyes & hair…x

Goldenfleece
Goldenfleece

Wow ! My Mothers Son who was adopted out as baby in 1970 (Mum had just turned 17 and there was no way my Grandfather would allow her to raise him)… has just found us (2 mondays ago). (South node was sitting on my north node…)…She justed visied him on the weekend (he’s Melb. We’re Sydney)…A Gorgeous Gemini…It’s been emotional and beautiful… Mum had always allowed for her birth son to find her.We have had big talks about her making the first steps, especially when I had my first born Aquarian. .. she was adamant that she needed to respect… Read more »

SasaMM Member
Sasa

Who wouldn’t a-dore a brand new Gemini brother?! Congratulations on how gorgeous it all sounds..and wishing you incredible happiness in the future..
Interesting, the 3 month ‘search’ you mentioned would possibly relate to the commencement of Saturn in Cap, that Mystic mentioned…xxx

Twin-geminiMM Member
Twin-gemini

I left my Eastern European country 20 years ago. And my family didnt want to have anything to do with me… I tried, I contacted and stayed in touch – with no return mail, phonecalls, emails. In the past week ALL of the contacted me with:”Hey – long time no see!” Plus old friends…. I am not ready emotionally for such numbers in people from my past. My adult children grew up without knowing their aunties and uncles, cousins, etc. Now I have to explain ‘who is who’ and why we havent been in contact for so many years. So… Read more »

SasaMM Member
Sasa

Omg. That is extraordinary…cannot imagine what you’re going through..but can definitely relate to the powerful family machinations going down at the moment.
Thanks so much for sharing this..and may you be graced with clarity re handling it all..x

SasaMM Member
Sasa

And, if you don’t mind me saying: that’s almost exactly what I’m anticipating is about to happen in my life too?! A big wave. A deluge, maybe?! And I’m just in awe that you’re actually IN that situation…
Goosebumps.

Twin-gemini
Twin-gemini

Thank Sasa,
Maybe we shoukd learn how to surf?
Or get a sturdy boat, that will carry us?(metaforically speaking)
I definatelly didnt even thought of celebrating my two decades of living here in Oz like this.

SasaMM Member
Sasa

I’m hoping our ‘spiritual lives’ (including this mind blowing site) IS the boat?!? And we carry it with us at all times…
And, I’m just going to quickly paddle over to the “island” Mystic has pointed out! X

SasaMM Member
Sasa

Hello, it’s Aqua Orchid here…and I thank you for your comments so far, it was a good release to throw this topic out there & read Mystics thoughts… To fill you in a bit more: in my early 20’s I started work as an art director for a multicultural festival, which was featuring my cultural background..it was an attempt to immerse in the relevant communities etc and acknowledge a part of my ‘culture’. Not long into the job, I was contacted by my full-blood birth brother, who had also been adopted!! We were born almost exactly a year apart to… Read more »

Cosmic fleece
Cosmic fleece

Hello Aqua Orchid, i missed this comment of yours before i commented below, apologies !
There is a book called The Promise of Iceland by Kàri Gislason , his story also told in Saga Lives with Richard Fidler (both true stories) where he made contact through the sibblings first…I wonder if this may be an option for you/worth considering ?
I was reading them at the time my brother was searching for our Mum…best of luck xx

antiquarianMM Member
antiquarian

Hi Aqua Orchid, I too am aquarius and adopted (1962), the extra curricular love child my birth mother said. Reconnecting is a huge, challenging and exhausting process. It takes time to process big stuff and this is a primal wound. There’s a book called the primal wound. Worth getting. The big surprise is the siblings. I found an extra 15! Eventually. Some I met immediately, others not for over a decade. The full range of human responses emerged, accepting, denying. There’s a lot of others stuff to manage. A few I connect with when we get together, others not at… Read more »

SasaMM Member
Sasa

Thank you so much for this sage advice, it resonates… Yes, it’s all so ‘umbilical’ somehow? And I am amazed to know there is are siblings out there in the world too.. I’ve been pretty tight with Tibetan Buddhism since a young woman, so use a philosophical approach as much as I can, especially for the “big stuff” that comes along in life. Can completely understand your advice about compassion, and allowing for others reflections/projections in such intimate matters. My life has been fairly ‘priviliged’ In some ways…not in an annoying way…just in that I feel fortunate in how most… Read more »

Garnet70MM Member
Garnet70

“Emotionally prepared” That is indeed the key word. As and adoptee (1970) who has located both Birth parents it was an emotional roller coaster. Not just for me – but all in the Triangle (Triangle being Adoptive Parents, Birth Parents, Adoptee). One I really wasn’t prepared for in my early 20’s. It was exciting to discover these twigs in my family tree. Wonderful to meet them, though (at times) some were not so welcoming. I did however find a kindred spirit in my Maternal Grandfather (sadly now passed ), and have a good friendship with my Birth Father – these… Read more »

SasaMM Member
Sasa

This is very powerful feedback, thanks..the Triangle dynamic sounds very real & valid!

vikingwomanMM Member
vikingwoman

When my half sister found me i was not prepared for it at all. (Aqua rising, Libra Sun). I felt very competitive and skeptical. Once I saw the other sibs’s reunion photos i realized that, indeed I was related to them. However, I was not included in the reunion because I expressed doubt. I tried to contact my half sib agsin about six months later and was pretty much….ignored. since my other sibs are in my area I may contact one of them, but really like I said, was not prepared at all to deal with closure if my artistic/creative… Read more »

SasaMM Member
Sasa

Thanks for this story…
It’s making me think of the Tarot & how Strength placement in 12th House is “spiritual nobility”..and maybe not so disguised after all…

Lux Interior Is My Co-PilotMM Member
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

WowZ!

Yes, the south node and all that…the astro seems apt for it.

I know a few people who have found their birth parents…most found it positive.

I remember reading about someone whose parents were aristocratic teenagers who committed suicide because they couldn’t be together (after the birth of their child, obvs). So sad.

PiMM Member
Pi

I get not keeping a baby for logistical or psychological or financial reasons but I will never ever understand the vast oceans of control and psychodrama inflicted on those poor people who would be loving parents if only the morals of the times didn’t fuq everything up. What’s more important to the planet than children who are actually loved and wanted.

SasaMM Member
Sasa

This is so apt. My adoption happened in the early Seventies, and despite the free love vibes of the times, I feel the beauracratic system still disproved of young unwed couples having babies?! To be honest, I don’t think the birth records and information taken of birth parents was considered that important in those days…

SasaMM Member
Sasa

And, there was a degree of finality about it all…until the legislation for Adoption Laws were changed in the late 80’s.

PiMM Member
Pi

It’s such a mismatch. I’m glad that bubs find loving homes – like lovely aqua above

PiMM Member
Pi

Smh
Which is you
Sorry x

PiMM Member
Pi

I’m an idiot. That’s you. Sorry. X