From The Polarity Experiments for Emporium Photo III October 1995 Mystic, Connecticut, USA
featuring Model: Bethany Webster Collaboration with Mark Wallace and his “Tree Wounds” series, Paradigm of Tree Mark tells us, “The tree, through the ages, has been seen as a symbol of balance and fulfilled potential. The viewer, upon first seeing these photographs, may only be affected by the notion of the wound. But upon finding that the wounds are those of the trees, the sensation becomes a deeper, unexplainable psychic phenomenon. By combining the tree and the human form I hope to provoke the realization that modern Western culture is out of balance with nature and itself, and expose the need to regain the connections.”
Happy Birthday Bethany who does great work with her “Mother Wound” psychology and education.
Saturn takes about 28-29 years to come full circle.
Saturn transits and cycles can be considered cycles of achievement and maturity. When Saturn forms a hard aspect to a personal point in our chart, we might feel that everything is slowed down–we encounter delays, frustrations, and pressures. But these times also challenge us to face reality, thereby opening ourselves up to increased wisdom and the freedom that comes with living in truth. cafeastrology.com
featuring Model: Caroline Walz as Pisces and her Saturn Return 8 March 2021 Westerly, Rhode Island, USA all photographs by Michelle Gemma Dec 17, 2020 12:04 AM EST Saturn entered Aquarius… Caroline was born with Saturn in Aquarius at 24 degrees! This is Saturn Return. This is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest planet in our solar system. Adorned with a dazzling system of icy rings, Saturn is unique among the planets. It is not the only planet to have rings, but none are as spectacular or as complex as Saturn’s. Like fellow gas giant Jupiter, Saturn is a massive ball made mostly of hydrogen and helium. Surrounded by more than 60 known moons, Saturn is home to some of the most fascinating landscapes in our solar system. From the jets of water that spray from Enceladus to the methane lakes on smoggy Titan, the Saturn system is a rich source of scientific discovery and still holds many mysteries. The farthest planet from Earth discovered by the unaided human eye, Saturn has been known since ancient times. The planet is named for the Roman god of agriculture and wealth, who was also the father of Jupiter. https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/saturn/in-depth/
featuring Model: Alycia delosSantos as my Leo for the forthcoming series: “Personal Universe” (an astrological study of the zodiac featuring twelve models portraying their sign)
today’s locations: House of 1833 in Old Mystic and the Mystic Hilton in Mystic
“There is a Light that never goes out”
3 PM: arrive at the House of 1833:
You are my Leo goddess queen, and you are invited to the Mansion for a party and you are the honored guest.
We are going to get you dressed up in a fur coat ; in a beautiful vintage backless burgundy dress and you’re ready!
You’re ready for the honor, for the party ; to celebrate and be celebrated!
You show up to the Mansion as expected: you stalk around waiting for it:: you go room and room and it’s empty:
no one is there: the fireplace is not lit.
You change outfits hopeful that the party is about to start:
we were just a little premature:: more stalking; as in leonine prowess::: “what is going on?”
So we go to the hotel for the party:
4 PM: arrive at The Mystic Hilton
There are lights there are people: there is a fire:::
You can dance
You can see people and be a lioness.
I keep thinking of the Smiths lyric:
“Take me out tonight
Where there’s music and there’s people
Who are young and alive
Driving in your car
I never never want to go home
Because I haven’t got one anymore”
So this is the triumphant realization of our arrival at the hotel:: we are seeing people and we are happy and at peace!
You have fun then at the end we wrap you in velvet swaths and you retreat to your den to relax and to dream:::::
“There is a Light that never goes out”
all Photographs by Michelle Gemma
featuring Model: Liz Walz
2 November 2017
Stonington, CT USA
Photograph by Michelle Gemma
from the new series: Personal Universe, an astrological study starring the model stable of Michelle Gemma (2017)