Monday, January 29, 2007

From the Heartland

I love the color of this food. From the plains of the earth.
They say color is important and I believe it. I can't imagine not taking on the temperament of the shades and tones we're eating. I'm sure inequalities can be balanced this way too.
Now I don't need a lot of red food as much as I love that, too. I'm red enough. This looks grounding and calm. Very good for me.
Some phlegmatic person could probably eat a lot of red peppers and perk up a bit. Maybe a Pollyanna type could eat some black licorice and get dark and real. Maybe the Gloom and Doomers should eat carrots and perhaps pink candy valentines. I think a lot can be done with food management

33 Comments:

Blogger Tseka said...

Hmmmm contemplating licorice, does it stem my optimism? Dunno will have to set up a trial with licorice and test the theory.

29/1/07 10:19 AM  
Blogger Neith said...

I once had this psychic tell me to eat more red & blue foods . . . like I need someone to tell me to eat more strawberries, raspberries & blueberries! I do like to plan meals that present a colorful plate. And doing that does add a healthy variety of foods, besides being aesthetically pleasing which us Libras like . . . :-)

Hmmmm contemplating licorice, does it stem my optimism?

stem a Sag's optimism?! take more than that!! :-)

29/1/07 12:10 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Ha ha! A Sag's optimism. I kow you love black licorice. I hesitate to imagine what would happen if you didn't????

Any clue about why the red and blue foods, neith?

29/1/07 1:17 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

Any clue about why the red and blue foods, neith?

This was over 20 years ago, & I don't remember what the reasoning was . . . or why I was silly enough to pay her $25 to tell me that! I'm rather fond of the concept of preparing a colorful meal . . . I wonder if a vegetarian pizza counts?! Perhaps my Libra intuition is counseling moderation & balance as the key. When I lived alone I didn't eat as well balanced a diet as I do when I'm cooking for others - again that goes back to Libra & balance.

Dawned on me this morning that Saturn at 22d Leo is busy squaring my Mercury . . . making it more difficult to just put it out there. Right now that good ole Gemini Moon is helping! :-)

29/1/07 1:28 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

BTW, did you see the news about Ireland's decisive move towards peace?! Another piece in the puzzle of peace . . . :-) The Middle East will get there eventually . . .

29/1/07 1:31 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Ha Ha!
or why I was silly enough to pay her $25 to tell me that!
Beats today's rates.

No! I didn't read that about Ireland. Wonderful. Funny you should say that about the ME. Did you get the latest from Astrococktail? They're predicting dire events in the ME on past luck with the Mars/Uranus conjunction. I still say it's impossible to say what exactly. It's wearying, so the best thing is to think about paradise, Ireland's peace, and blue food!

29/1/07 2:07 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I think a Saturn Square can be a relief in some ways. Especially for a dizzying Uranian mind like mine. Mars added.

29/1/07 2:08 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Here's a question.

My sister has a stellium in Scorpio on my SN and when she calls the conversations go on forever, impossible to cut off.
But with e-mail they're short, to the point, and it's easy to end the series.
So what it is it about the phone? The umbilical? Something about ear stimulation?

Is cyberspace just more spacious all the way around and conducive to freedom?

29/1/07 2:18 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

So what it is it about the phone? The umbilical? Something about ear stimulation?

I know I generally prefer the written word because I like to think before "speaking" but my Scorp sis & my Pisces boss both will spend all day on the phone . . . I believe my sister has a Gemini ASC w/Uranus conjunct it. I have a Sag friend who never writes if she can call on the phone. One thing that stands out to me in dealing with these people is i have a very poor recollection of what was said . . that may be due to the fact I'm more visual than auditory too. Lots of factors there, aren't there!

And, yes, I did read Astrococktail's report on the ME. That is one region where the people that still remain there seem hardwired for destruction. The more reasonable sorts have mostly left the region for other locals. Remember the analogy to addicts who must hit absolute bottom before recognizing they must change or die? In many ways that region is full of people addicted to violence & being "right".

29/1/07 2:32 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Very interesting insights on the ME neith. I want to see us out of there.

The amazing thing is that these events can occur in spots where others, like Emerald Ireland, and snowy Colorado are relatively peaceful.
Interesting how Ireland used to be so violent. I wonder what's changed. we need charts.

I've got something else to tell you in a minute.

29/1/07 3:18 PM  
Blogger jm said...

This is fascinating.
Yesterday I mentioned the snowmelt that came into my bedroom. Turned out to be bigger than I thought and the pros finally came. Lots of H2O.

Well I checked my transits, and sure enough, Uranus at 12d, exactly on my 12th house cusp.
The drying is just starting now as the oceans of sorrow get their treatment. Of course, this is the 12th. No telling how much moisture is in there, and how much should remain. Uranus, though, is high and dry. This is something. I've made some major decisions around this interesting event. Also interesting is that there is no damage and the water has been there for some time.

It also is like your Uranus in the 4th and emotional detachment and awareness. It would be wonderful not to drown in sorrow but feel it as it comes and let it go. I still have to master worldy involvement without sinking. Uranus/Neptune.

The whole planet is doing this now with the Uranus/Neptune mutual reception. I identify right now for sure. Me and the world!
Hope they all deal with it! The ME is suspect, though, but I still have hopes.

29/1/07 3:30 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Is this, then, the reason for the overwhelming sadness and hopelessness I felt the last few days? Some of my clients are feeling this way but for their own reasons.

I was thinking today it would be so wonderful if patient charts would/could include an astrological assessment as well as the usual diagnostics and reports and assessments. It might help people to see that what they're going through is not necessarily an indication of mental defectiveness or physical breakdown, but greater factors that we can comprehend.

29/1/07 4:02 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Joe! There you are right on time. I just posted on the Fortuitous Moment thread about your situation.

Re:astro charts
It might help people to see that what they're going through is not necessarily an indication of mental defectiveness or physical breakdown, but greater factors that we can comprehend.

You said it Brother. Beautifully.

The Jupiter/Uranus square is exact now and this is a large part of the vacillation, together with the Saturn/Neptune opposition and the Full Moon coming.
Jupiter in Sag and all its optimism is butting against the despair and sorrow of Pisces and will do so all year. The North Node is there, however, to create a good outcome. Eventually we should let go of expectation for these times and let it flow. Trust the process and even find an alternative joy...other than positive events. The joy should be there regardless of the specifics. This is the ultimate lesson of Neptune in its inspired recognition of the largess of the cosmos.

29/1/07 4:18 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Interesting update on my Uranus transit.

When my man died I had a psychotic episode in which my hearing became so acute I heard all the refrigerators in the apartment building. The hum nearly drove me mad, not that I ever have far to go. It was wild.

When I finally moved I ended up underneath a hideous industurial air conditioner vibrating on the roof and my ceiling. That really sent me over the edge with the constant hum like a demon from above. Even wilder.

Those years were tough. Today some industrial fans came in to dry the water in the bedroom. The same hum! Only this time it is taking the thing away. finally after all these years. This is amazing. I'm embracing the hum for the first time, not running from it, knowing its destiny. I think! Uranus...separation,freedom, independence.

Oh what a fascinating journey this is. I love astrology.

29/1/07 4:28 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Thanks, jm. :o) Speaking of the largesse of the cosmos, check out this video from the Netherlands: "Rescue More Than 100 Horses." A friend in Norway sent it to me.

It's a perfect metaphor for where we are now: fear keeps us bound. OMG, it's such a perfect metaphor I almost can't stand it! :o)

"A herd of 100 horses was trapped for 3 days on a tiny piece of land that became an island in wind and rain in the Netherlands in November. Their natural instincts kept them from swimming to solid land.

The Dutch nation was mesmerized, watching this drama, as 18 of the horses perished, while others
were slowly weakening. First the fire department, then the Dutch army tried to rescue them - both
efforts were unsuccessful. Then, with a break in the weather the water level went down and four women
decided to try to rescue them by luring the horses into the water. Here's a video of the successful
rescue."

http://tinyurl.com/ycvdsr

29/1/07 4:31 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

As my friend said, "Of course it's the women who were creative and came up with the solution!" :o)

29/1/07 4:33 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Joe this is incredible. Funny you should tie in horses...Sagittarius, and water...Pisces

29/1/07 4:35 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The women were responsible for the lure. Maybe the male approach is more "grand gesture" and blatantly heroic.

29/1/07 4:37 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

And to think, it all happened in November. What were we examining since November? Fear! And the horses show us how easily we can be cowed (ha!) into a tiny space by our fear.

Like I said, I almost can't stand it! :o)

29/1/07 4:38 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Such a great metaphor for luring the Sagittarius fire into the Pisces passage.

29/1/07 4:39 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I think we're dealing with issues of trust here, n'est-ce pas?

29/1/07 4:40 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I also think one of the lessons of these times is our relationship with mundane happenings.

When we face the Piscean Ocean we don't know how deep it goes, what lurks beneath the surface, what flows and eddies are there to bounce us around and suck us in, and all of that.
Then the fear that if we don't try to control events they will get worse. I think many continue as is, with or without our personal intervention. Some can be controlled and this is what we need to ascertain. This is what The NN in Pisces and all the Neptune is inviting us to do. Release ourselves from the need to control all the misery, violence, etc. It's bound to fail anyway. So other spiritual pursuits are just as valuable, if not preferable in some cases.

29/1/07 4:49 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

Then the fear that if we don't try to control events they will get worse.

Just had to stop by with another little synchronicity . . . in Michael Lutin's book SunShines, he designates the Virgo SN as "Control" and the Pisces SN as "Escape". :-)

29/1/07 5:09 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Glad others are with us! Simple and accurate.

The SN in Virgo can be exasperating, with all the little pieces always running away from control. My SN 6th friend spends 14 hours a day at a jewelry bench trying to keep all the pieces together and often, the stone breaks at the end when it's set. She also has to do things over because of the tiniest flaw that invariably appears in the process.

The North node in Virgo, however, is a great organizer. And a brilliant thinker.

29/1/07 5:24 PM  
Blogger jm said...

One of the biggest problems with the SN in Pisces and the 12th is paranoid delusions. It's amazing to see sometimes how these people cannot stop doing it, even with all the evidence in front of them.
In reverse, the SN in Virgo can long for fantasy and escape, but can't stop working and worrying.
The jeweler longs to be a painter far away from mundane concerns in an idyllic studio, but she says after the work is done, she'll paint. The NN in Pisces is the quintessential artist/Bohemian living a free life.

I have a few things to wrap up and then on to the nodes.

29/1/07 5:42 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

The NN in Pisces is the quintessential artist/Bohemian living a free life.

Lutin's word for NN in Pisces is Faith (in the Universal Force). To surrender & stop worrying is where it's at . . . :-) Looking forward to hearing more from you on the Nodes!!

29/1/07 5:50 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I'm excited neith. The examples are so much fun. The feeling of recognition is visceral and as you go back through your charts from this perspective you will be treated to unbounded joy.

29/1/07 5:52 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

South Node Virgo in the 7th, i call myself a pattern weaver. Control? yes, in a sense, always looking for the pattern to cure is one aspect. That pattern of perfection. It can be obsessive this drive to fix it all.

North node in Pisces conjunct the asc. the path seems definitely to be "Do you trust?" learning that what is unfolding is exactly as it should be.

The more i let go the more the answer "just comes" very freeing. A bohemian life? most would say so. But the "free-spirit" always has the Virgo tether to earth. Whatever comes from the NN in the first always flows back to the "other". This i think is what the SN Virgo is really seeking the divine pattern in union that connects all things.

30/1/07 7:13 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Whatever comes from the NN in the first always flows back to the "other". This i think is what the SN Virgo is really seeking the divine pattern in union that connects all things.

You have advanced further than most I've seen with these nodes. The others glimpse this unity but usually stay in the analysis part. Tunnelvisionaries.

The NN experience is all that much more rewarding after so much energy spent in the Virgo picking apart. The freedom not to change whatever it is is one of the greatest rewards.

30/1/07 2:18 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

"Tunnelvisionaries" *cackle* Good one, jm!

30/1/07 3:43 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yo joe!! I love a guy with a sense of humor! Fractured at that..:-)

30/1/07 4:14 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

You have advanced further than most I've seen with these nodes. The others glimpse this unity but usually stay in the analysis part. Tunnelvisionaries.

I agree . . . also suspect it may have some to do with having under gone a Pluto conjunct Sun transit. Still know lots of tunnelvisionairies even after having undergone that trial. Maybe the next time around . . :-) It is like giving up a serious addiction to leave/incorporate the SN. Takes time & commitment & ATTENTION!

30/1/07 5:34 PM  
Blogger jm said...

It is like giving up a serious addiction to leave/incorporate the SN.

Exactly like that. The Moon and habit.

it may have some to do with having under gone a Pluto conjunct Sun transit. Still know lots of tunnelvisionairies even after having undergone that trial.

Me too. It really does add fuel to the belief in many lifetimes when I see the varying degrees of advancement so clearly.

30/1/07 5:44 PM  

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