The Blue-Violet Wave and The Silver Rose

Healing, restoration, and tranquility


Director: Jean Cocteau (1946)

Enchanting fairy tale from France that will capture and cuddle your inner child akin to Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. The background of the film is also fascinating in a romantic and pre- cgi sense. IMDb trivia mentions some of the more elusive elements, such as the effect of the candles lighting themselves as the merchant passes them, achieved by blowing them out and then running the film in reverse as he walked backward past them. The entire sequence was done in one long take and reversed - a quick glimpse of the fireplace shows the flames appearing to move downward.

Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.

-Jean Cocteau

The look and decor of this Cocteau film was influenced by the work of nineteenth-century artist, printmaker, and engraver Gustave Dore (1832 - 1883), most famous for illustrating editions of Dante's Inferno (1861), the Bible (1866), and a famous nineteenth century French edition of "Don Quixote". His vivid work is characterized by images of the inspired, grotesque and bizarre.

Jean Cocteau was born at 1:00 AM with his Sun in Moonchild close to his Nadir, the lowest point in his star chart. This terrain approaches the Monad, the subject of transmigration and the grave, and is considered to be the psyche seat of power. Cocteau enjoyed multi-dimensional access to physical world beauty, portrayed via unusual raw materials fashioned in various mediums, and illusion projected without personal distortion in the cinema. He realized full use of his earthy power trine in all forms available to him. He published his first book of poetry when he was sixteen. Psychologically earth is related to the function of the sensorium at the subtle level, and sensation, the operation and interrelationship between the senses and physical stimulus.

Commissions suit me. They set limits. Jean Marais dared me to write play in which he would not speak in the first act, would weep for joy in the second and in the last would fall backward down a flight of stairs.

-Jean Cocteau



Jean Cocteau was born with his Sun in Moonchild with his Moon in the last decan of Virgo. His Taurus Ascendant is governed by Venus, and Venus is deposited in his Ascendant, or Rising Sign, the department of life that most describes the individual as he sees himself in "his own world". Venus is the symbol for Copper Ore, or Brass in some circumstances. In the Ascendant Venus provides the power of conductivity and facilitation, providing an insight into the movers and shakers of our world at large.
Men with Venus in their Ascendant usually appear centered, charismatic, and graceful in movement; they are often known for their mild and just counsel, as in the case of Mahatma Gandhi, Kahlil Gibran, and Norman Vincent Peale who wrote, The Power of Positive Thinking. They have the knack for finding a way when it seems there is no solution to a problem, much like Captain Kirk, played by William Shatner of the Starship Enterprise in the original TV series, and the problem solvers in the recent film, Argo, starring Ben Affleck.

The Ascendant governs the first seven years of life, childhood environment, personality, and to a certain extent, the physical anatomy and several concerns of the sign Aries. Cocteau was probably introduced to people who were influential in the arts and entertainment industry when he was very young. Venus is social and tends to establish an ideal that was first encountered in very early life, sometimes during the birth experience itself. These people are usually connected with centers of art and entertainment. If a strong Lunar influence is felt, the feeling of love will greatly alter the astral fiber of the dream body itself, although this was perhaps partially masked by the serene power of Cocteau's Capricorn Midheaven; both Luna and Venus active in the star chart indicate devotion, good judgment concerning the real value of all things, a cheerful disposition, gracefulness, and the simple joy of living.

Some other famous men who have Venus in their Ascendant include: Ben Affleck, J.M. Barrie, Orlando Bloom, Lewis Carroll, , Johnny Cash, George Clooney, Jean Cocteau, Mahatma Gandhi, Kahlil Gibran, Allen Ginsberg, Hugh Grant, Wayne Gretzky, Isaac Hayes, Jeremy Irons, Wassily Kandinsky, Jude Law, T.E. Lawrence, Jay Leno, Tobey Maguire, Arthur Miller, Paul Newman, Shaquille O'Neal, Jimmy Page, Luciano Pavarotti, Norman Vincent Peale, Pelé, François Rabalais, Richard the Lionhearted, William Shatner, Oliver Stone, and Walt Whitman.

Women with Venus in their Ascendant: Evangeline Adams, Yasmin Aga Khan, Joan Allen, Lauren Bacall, Shirley Bassey, Kathleen Battle, Ingrid Bergman, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, later Queen Elizabeth and her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, Sandra Bullock, Carol Burnett, Laura Dern, Cameron Diaz, Linda Evans, Judy Garland, Teri Garr, Audrey Hepburn, Billie Holiday, Angelina Jolie, Gelsey Kirkland, Giulietta Masina, Rachel McAdams, Linda McCartney, Helen Mirren, Margaret Mitchell, Sinéad O'Connor, Charlotte Rampling, Selena, Nina Simone, and Grace Slick

Cocteau was born with Neptune in his ascendant: an indication he would achieve realization of many inspirations with a nature richly expressing the whole gamut of feelings. He longed for travel to far distant countries, in part due to the Utopia Search generated by a Neptunian desire to learn about global village culture. Neptune and Poseidon were known as 'the great earth shaker' because they were linked to ground-breaking events as much as terrestrial earthquakes.

Neptune is considered an idealistic, humanitarian, unselfish planet, and when deposited in the Ascendant, especially with Venus, would indicate a delicate and highly sensitive nervous system. Visit Lucanio Pavarotti Star Menu for more about Neptune and Venus conjunct in the Ascendant under The Three Tenors heading. Hypersensitivity and susceptibility to others influence, but with a good faith in people generally, the native learns about life, in part, through rose coloured glasses.

Important note for this wave about several of Lon Chaney's movies, in keeping with the theme and general tone of Beauty and the Beast. The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Phantom of the Opera, and The Miracle Man, as Chaney takes up the role of the Frog all use emotional highlights to suggest the blue that refers to spiritual transformation. The blue oft seen near sunset in the palette of The Mountain Lake Wave also corresponds with this wave, a variation on the Beauty and the Beast masterpiece.

Clint Eastwood 2010
Stars: Matt Damon, Cecile De France and Bryce Dallas Howard, with a wonderful cameo performance by Derek Jacobi reading from Dickens at a London book faire

A drama centered on three people who are haunted by mortality in different ways. George (Damon) is a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie (de France), a French journalist, has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when Marcus (Frankie/George McLaren), a London schoolboy, loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each on a path in search of the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might-or must-exist in the hereafter.
Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

Memorable Quote

Dr. Rousseau (Marthe Keller): You know, as a scientist and atheist my mind was closed to such things. Oh, absolutely. Afterlife, near-death experiences Like everyone else, I thought people saw bright lights, Eden-like gardens and so forth because they were culturally conditioned to do so. But after 25 years in a hospice working with people, many of whom were pronounced dead but then miraculously survived. the account of what they actually experienced were so strikingly similar it couldn't just be coincidence. And add to that the fact that when they had these experiences they were almost all unconscious, a state in which my enemies agree the brain cannot create fresh images.

Marie Lelay (De France): So you think I really did experience something?

Dr. Rousseau: Oh, yes.I think you experienced death.

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Father Hugo Rahner, S.J., throws considerable light upon the rituals practiced at Delphi and such texts as those three telling stories about the Pythia. Such stories give us, he says, the lost words from the Greek religion called pagan, or mythological, because they bear the unmistakable mark of Mutter Erde and the mother-religions. They show us a common set of symbols and speak a once-common language understood then only by initiates into the Mysteries [ministerium=ritual].

Such tales open the teachings of the Pythia and her friend Pythagoras. The latter casts pearls of wisdom only to acolytes. How communicate with souls that have not been purified? He asked. How lavish upon every ordinary stranger a wisdom that has been so hard to come by? Should the sacred mysteries be revealed to the profane? Can the scoffers be trusted with arcane knowledge? No. Let us, urged Pythagoras, keep a silent tongue before low intellects.

Magical circles intersect about us, taught Pythagoras, at the equator, in the ecliptic, across the dome of heaven, at Delphi. They Mysteries, said Father Rahner, led into the first- and the second-century Christianity of the primitive Church as established by Saint Paul.

These words from the Pythia reach out into the western world, for her immigrants will take them into Italy, where her priestess, the Cumaean Sibyl, will reign supreme for more centuries. The thousands of pilgrims from around the world who daily toil up the slopes of Parnassus to meditate upon the Delphic Oracle and her influence upon the world pay tribute to her presence and to the power of her ministry.

1950 French ORPHEUS
Jean Cocteau updated the Orpheus myth now available via The Criterion Collection. This masterpiece is in black and white, runs 95 minutes, and represents the storytelling skill of the legendary Cocteau peerless visual poetry, at the height of his powers.
Jean Marais, a famous poet, scorned by the Left Bank youth in Paris. Love for both his wife, Eurydice Marie Dea and a mysterious princess Maria Casares eventually delivers Orpheus to the famous mirrored portal.
New box set, dvd, and Blu-ray editions
You may like another Criterion offering, released nine years later in 1959, Black Orpheus, directed by Marcel Camus. Award winning film with an excellent soundtrack.


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"See what you can do with this," Davis said. Evans went on to create a cycle of chords as a meditative framework for solos on "Blue in Green."

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