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Astrology and Poetry

Star Journey To the Moon  – A Green Cheese Magical Mystery Tour
By Dikki-Jo Mullen, Astrologer
Full Moon Meditation In Poetry
Talking to me already glowing Moon
Watching, waiting, wondering how to attune
The sky awash in pure, brilliant whiteness
You guide me into the night, heart releasing tightness and fright at the
Last rays of the pale peach Sun sobered and replaced by your new sky spectacle. From the shadowy Moon garden which stays earth bound, a Mere void, a receptacle.
Earth outlined by phantom leaves suggesting bare trees, limbs and winter’s Grass
Moon, open space with hypnotic radiance slowly you rise and pass.
I can only gather the star watered light to fold this treasure hidden in the Attic of memory and mind transient with elusive pleasure.
(The poem was channeled in while I was looking at the event chart and compelled by a powerful full Moon and the times to come. I kept thinking of old legends about the Moon being made of green cheese.)

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Teachers Around the Zodiac
A Sun Sign Guide
By Dikki-Jo Mullen
There is so much concern over the quality and safety of education in America nowadays. The outbreak of violence in schools and recent scandals around unethical teachers have fueled many discussions about options for improvement. Recently students have staged many protests. Nightly news stories describe great unrest. Here is an astrological guide offering some insights into the birth signs of teachers, whose influence and importance is a core issue in the future of education.
From nursery school and kindergarten through elementary school, high school, college and adult education, many of us will spend one quarter of our lives or more involved in some kind of study program. The focus of the classroom is of course the teacher. The teacher can make the learning experience and study sheer misery or absolute delight. Astrology can help in understanding the personalities and distinct teaching techniques of various instructors. It can help you to come to terms with a difficult teacher and to realize why another might have a profound influence for many years after a class is over, even lasting throughout your entire life. Conflicts between children and teachers can be so puzzling to parents and hard to cope with for everyone. An awareness of a teacher’s birth sign can offer much insight while promoting better understanding of what school years can bring.
This teacher is clever and innovative. She’ll make learning an adventure. Field trips and special projects will brighten her classroom. She has much energy and enthusiasm, but will expect tireless dedication from her students. Slow learners can annoy her. So will those who miss deadlines or turn work in late. However giving extra help to those who are willing to work will not be too much trouble for the Aries teacher. She or he will be oriented toward discipline and will not permit disrespect or horseplay among younger students. An Aries teacher can relate best to Leo and Sagittarius students. Physical education might be the subject she or he excels at.
Conservative ideas and a set routine will set the pace in I this teacher’s class room. He might have trouble relating to very young students, but will be appreciated by high school age or adult students.
There is a thoroughness to the quality of education. Everything is presented slowly and surely with a good grasp of detail. The atmosphere will be quiet as Taureans are especially sensitive to noise. He or she will be especially annoyed by inattentive students. Those who seem to daydream in class might lose points. Regular attendance will be expected too. The Taurus instructor can seem a bit stubborn with fixed ideas about how things should be done… his way. He or she can be most compatible with Virgo and Capricorn students. Music, music theory or mathematics can be areas of strongest expertise.
Many outstanding teachers are Geminis. There is a natural ability to communicate well.Even slow or difficult students can blossom and enjoy being in a Gemini teacher’s class. Ashe has a sense of humor and will make learning fun for younger students. Kiddish pranks and games will be appreciated and usually tolerated. The duality expressed by this sign of the Twins helps her or him adapt well to different types of students. Versatility is this teacher’s strongest point. She or he might be well versed in several different subject areas of instruction. Geminis are natural intellectuals and make the whole pattern of their lives a learning experience. They will keep up with the newest techniques and will update the material they teach constantly. Libra and Aquarius students will relate best to this skilled teacher. She or he can be especially adept at teaching English, handwriting and speech.
This teacher cares about how students perceive him. Being accepted and well liked by the student body is important. Emotional ties to students and to an emotional approach to presenting the subject matter can mark the teaching technique. He might even get tears in his eyes when explaining a really important point. He or she can be moody and it’s important for students in the Cancer’s classroom to realize that the teacher can seem introspective at times. Promoting kindness and goodwill among the students will be important. This teacher has an exceptionally good memory. Sharing anecdotes from his or her past or from previous classes in years gone by to illustrate a point is likely. There is a respect for tradition and occasional reluctance to let go of older books or teaching methods to replace them with newer ones. Scorpio and Pisces students can especially appreciate this teacher. He or she can do well in teaching history, home economics or humanities.
This teacher will have a warm and sparkling personality. He or she is a natural leader and can hold the attention of the students with ease. Exceptionally talented and gifted students will appeal to him. He or she will take pride in those who earn honors or excel in other ways. She or he is a good speaker with a touch of the dramatic and might even seem to be acting on a stage when holding class. Be tactful if you are a parent or student offering criticism, he or she doesn’t take orders well. There can be power struggles with strong willed students, but the Leo teacher will always be very fair. Sagittarius and Aries students can relate best to this instructor. She or he might excel at teaching drama, debate and art appreciation.
Ever a perfectionist Virgo will have a neat desk and orderly classroom. A tidy desk and cleanly written assignments will make a good impression on him. He’s painstakingly conscientious and very professional in his approach to teaching. He or she can do well with special needs children, slow learners or those who have been victims of abuse. There is much patience and understanding present with the Virgo teacher. He will focus on helping each student to develop individually. Offering constructive and helpful criticism will be incorporated into the Virgo’s teaching technique. Capricorn and Taurus students will especially appreciate this teacher. Health related subjects, typing and management classes can be his or her forte.
Serene and well mannered the Libran is a considerate teacher. She tries to see all sides of questions and issues, winning the respect of older students for her objectivity and fairness. Younger children can get rowdy or out of control in her classroom though, she isn’t an authority figure. Librans can find teaching tiresome and might not stick to it indefinitely. She or he is aesthetic and will bring a touch of art and beauty to the classroom. A flowering plant or bright posters can appear, making the surroundings more cheery. A true diplomat, the Libra teacher can soothe hurt feelings, and calm upset parents or students. Difficulties can be resolved through compromise. The Aquarius and Gemini students will enjoy this teacher. The fine arts, law or political science are subjects this teacher will like to specialize in.
There is an intensity about the Scorpio teacher. He or she will expect students to put all of their effort into studies and can be a stern disciplinarian toward those who are careless or disruptive. Pupils might learn a great deal, but be rather afraid of this teacher’s disapproval. However he or she does a good job and secretly enjoys teaching more than the students realize. Correcting bad study habits or filling in the gaps in a student’s education can be accomplished in this classroom. Intuition is keen with the Scorpio teacher he or she will know if a student has been lying or cheating on a test or assignment. Cancer and Pisces students can understand and especially benefit from this teacher. Biology and other types of science can be preferred fields of expertise.
Sincere and dedicated, the Sagittarian is often considered one of the best teachers. He or she likes to help students explore new horizons. There is a flair for combining real life or practical experiences with book knowledge. He gets to know students as individuals and they often see this teacher as a friend. Honesty is important and he or she will be very blunt in expressing opinions and feelings. This is especially true if cheating or carelessness is involved. The Sagittarian recognizes the value of cross cultural exchange and might become an exchange teacher or arrange for foreign students to visit the class. She might also arrange for students to travel to other campuses to benefit from a broader learning experience through new ideas and surroundings. Aries and Leo students will do especially well in this teacher’s classroom. Foreign languages, animal science and geography are subjects that can be presented with unique brilliance.
Serious and conservative, the Capricorn teacher will make sure students know how to use reference materials and that their basic skills are in order. Reviewing can be an important part of the curriculum. Material is covered slowly and in-depth. The routine tends to be predictable, but class time is used efficiently. There is an emphasis on the practical value of what is necessary to learn to survive in the real world. The Capricorn teacher will help students to become aware of the need to plan for the future. The practical wisdom offered will be appreciated especially by Virgo and Taurus students. Economics, healing and recovery, business and real estate are subjects the Capricorn instructor can explain especially well.
This teacher is progressive and interested in all that is futuristic. He or she can relate well to students that are much older or younger, an age gap is almost nonexistent. Developing individuality and unique skills will be emphasized. He or she won’t force each student to be like any of the others. The Aquarian loves to learn and can be perplexed by students who aren’t curious and don’t find education exciting. Using the latest computers and other technology and newest publications will be a part of the Aquarian teacher’s classroom. He will try to keep the environment comfortable in regard to air conditioning, heating and lighting. There will also be an interest in how a student’s living conditions or personal concerns might impact learning. Gemini and Libra students can do especially well with this teacher. Robotics, astronomy, social studies and computer science are topics he can present most skillfully.
This teacher is whimsical and creative. Adding a note of magic and suspense will make her classes memorable. She or he is intuitive and knows how to keep the students interested in learning. She also recognizes the tie between emotional states and attitude with learning ability. Helping students with mental blocks or other problems to move forward can be a specialty of the Pisces teacher. Pisces loves all that is mysterious. Learning can involve solving a puzzle, going on an adventure or other journey. Students who are too prosaic and conservative can find her difficult to relate to. All will find the class different and memorable. Cancer and Scorpio students can blossom in this teacher’s classes. Dance, psychology and oceanography are subjects which can be specialties.
In addition to considering the teacher’s sun sign, the student’s birth chart can be factored in when understanding the learning process. The natal 3rd house cusp, planets there as well as the planet Mercury will offer insights into making the most of elementary and secondary school years. College and continuing education are described by the 9th house, the sign on the cusp and planets there as well as the placement of natal Jupiter. Consider natal aspects as well as transits to develop a clear picture of learning aptitudes as well as favorable and more challenging times throughout school years.

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