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Partners in the Morning by Matt Stemerman
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“Remember … Dreams Come True” Fireworks Spectacular at Disneyland 

Photographer: George Landis

Pluto Through the Houses of Astrology

Pluto is a generational planet, it takes a long time for it to transition into a different sign, it takes somewhere from 14-30 years, so it doesn’t take part in our daily life. Although, where it’s placed in the houses is far more important than the sign, because that changes by the hour. I will start off by explaining what exactly is Pluto? Well, Pluto is the co-ruler of the sign Scorpio. Now, we all know something about Scorpio ;) (hehehe) There are 5 main themes of Pluto. One is transformation, two is destruction, three is intensity, four is rebirth, and five is obsession. Pluto is also known to be the ruler of the underworld which can be very intimidating and powerful. He’s mentioned in many books, and my favorite mention of Pluto is Inferno by Dante Alighieri, where Plutus is the lord of the 4th Circle for those who are the Miserly or Prodigal, which means people who sinned by trying to control money and fortune were to be in the 4th Circle. As many of you may know, the 8th house rules other people’s money, due to Pluto being the ruler of that house along with Mars. Now that we’ve learned a few things about Pluto, I will explain what it means when it goes through each house!

Pluto in the 1st house: The 1st house is the house of your identity, public persona, first impression, personality, and physical appearance. So when Pluto is placed here, you can be a bit of an intense person because you come off as different from society, you don’t mind hanging in the shadows. Being in the public eye and having everyone know about you can annoy you a little. You change a lot, whether it’s weight, height, style, personality, so on. Each person thinks of you differently because of that. You can have a bit of a dark atmosphere hanging around you, and your eyes are hypnotic, demanding, and very powerful. You can seem a bit power hungry yourself, always trying to be in control. 1st house also represents the story of your birth, and early childhood. Your birth could’ve been painful, intense, and transformative for your mother. In your early childhood, there could’ve been a war in your birthplace, or some sort of deep conflict that later brought enlightenment.

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Moon in Libra 🕊

Moving into the twinkling scales of Libra, the Moon’s waters distribute themselves evenly, producing a delicate lake decorated with lily pads and colourful fish. Things feel a bit familiar here, for the Moon in Libra recognizes Venus’ graceful concern for aesthetics, peace, harmony and beauty. In Taurus, Venus worked to manifest these energies in the physical world. In Libra, these concepts manifest in the mental realm and are projected onto airy things, unseen and intangible, such as relationships, thoughts and alliances.

The Libra Moon individual is blessed with the ability to soothe conflicts and disagreements. Spreading their airy waters out to reach everyone involved, they’re able to understand all sides of an argument and think of solutions that will please all parts. They dislike engaging in disharmonious arguments, but they will do so in order to reinstall peace using their cardinal air drive, as working towards harmony is an emotional need for Libra Moons. They also hardly ever take sides and rather prefer to comprehend the entirety of a conflict from an impersonal point of view, which is why Libra Moon individuals can be seen as hesitant and unsure, especially if energy’s unbalanced.

Those with the Moon in Libra also feel like they depend emotionally on a special partner. They tend to need someone to encourage them to do what they want to do, otherwise they will not feel as motivated and might find it difficult to move forward in a certain direction they’d like to take. “Others” may be regarded as an infinite source of the inspiration and emotional security that motivate Libra Moons to give the best of them, and this is because their emotional realm is built upon the profound respect they have for some important pillars in their lives. They also care deeply for their partner’s emotional well-being and are often thinking of what their partner is going through in their own lives and how they can help their partner.

Libra Moon people build balanced relationships where they can feel they’re not at risk. The Libra Moon lake is windy with swift thoughts involving their partner and the status and nature of the relationship, but the water itself must have little disturbances and must feel accommodated in its vessel, with no extreme danger of overflows and floods in the relationship.

The home of a Libra Moon is the physical manifestation of the individual’s beautiful and graceful soul, probably presenting itself as carefully decorated and refined with little details with aesthetic purposes. There may be some emphasis on art pieces, and the home will inspire in others feelings of harmony and tranquility as soon as they step inside. Those with their Moon in Libra had a stable home blessed with peace; as children, they were taught the value of being disciplined, polite, sociable, fair and gentle, and not necessarily were as emotionally nurtured as they would like to have been, for the attention was all drawn to the child’s image and education. It was extremely important to appear impersonal and to never take advantage of people, producing a need for balance and justice in all aspects of life.

The Libra Moon lake shines with beautiful reflections of the individual’s most important partners. Faces of friends, family and lovers appear glittering on the dancing surface of the watery mirror, maybe to the point in which the individual becomes blind to their own reflection. Talents and qualities may be eclipsed by those of others, promoting feelings of self-doubt and insecurity. Libra Moons have so much respect and admiration for other people’s traits that, when the energy is unbalanced, they may want to exchange their own emotional identity with those of others. It is extremely important for those with the Moon in Libra to remember their own value and to wear Libra’s crown and wield Libra’s sword, sticking to their own principles. They should not be afraid to stick to their belifs and to be assertive. Justice, after all, is categorical. Beauty is power.

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Overlooking Mickey Avenue by Jared Beaney

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“Remember, we must always believe in our wishes, for they are the magic in the world!” by Andrew Carter

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A Brief Intro to Imagineer Blaine Gibson

Blaine Gibson joined the Disney Studio in 1939 as an animator. Over the next fifteen years, he worked as an animator on most of the studio’s most famous projects, including FantasiaBambiSong of the SouthAlice in WonderlandPeter PanSleeping Beauty, and 101 Dalmatians.

In 1954, Walt Disney was putting together a team of artists that would help him create the Disneyland park. Walt remembered a small art exhibit he’d attended that featured some animal sculptures Gibson had created during his off hours, and immediately asked Gibson to join his team of ‘Imagineers.’

In 1961, Gibson became the head of the Imagineering sculpture department. Gibson’s sculpture work in Imagineering is the stuff of legend. He sculpted the head of the original Abe Lincoln animatronic (and most of the presidents since), the pirates in Pirates of the Caribbean, many of the spooks in The Haunted Mansion and the original Partners statue that stands in the hub of Disneyland.

Blaine Gibson died in July of 2015. A great artist, he will be missed. Thankfully, much of his work still stands at the various Disney parks throughout the world. A lasting tribute to a remarkable man.

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Disneyland — Springtime in the Central Plaza

Photographer:  Andy Castro