Saturday, February 24, 2007

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz



That Sagittarius Node wore me out. I'm going to take a nap in that red blood cell up there.

55 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweet dreams jm.

Astrid

24/2/07 5:07 AM  
Anonymous Joe said...

You deserve a break after all that cogitating!

24/2/07 6:48 AM  
Blogger Neith said...

Huh! After all that fantastic output, it's pretty sensible to take some time to recharge the batteries. Besides, we're coming up on the second pass of the Saturn/Neptune opposition (next Wednesday) plus a dynamite full Moon/eclipse in Virgo March 3rd! Saturn/Neptune is 20 degrees . . . the Full Moon is 13 Virgo (ouch from here . .) :-)

24/2/07 9:46 AM  
Anonymous Juju said...

You do deserve a rest. I found the denial of the religious by NN Sagitarians very interesting, as I suppose I am one of those. Sometimes even the whole idea of things "spiritual" is baffling to me. Not that I haven't done my time meditating, and had "religious" experiences in the woods and so on, but I'm sort of at a point where I don't feel very connected to anything like that. It's more like everything has its own aura (in the sense Walter Benjamin used). I was talking to P., who is a Sag, and he said my view is a kind of materialism. He meant this in a positive sense. So I've got a lot to ponder on.

24/2/07 1:10 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Astrid! You wouldn't believe it! I dreamt about an beautiful studio I was going to share with other artists.

Juju. It's usually the case that the spiritual part of Sag is denied.

In fact, most people do their South Node way more than the North. What I find often is that people lean towards the North ealy in life, then pull back, and later move toward it again.

24/2/07 2:32 PM  
Blogger jm said...

This is very very interesting.

All the nodal experts have been unable to explain the Sag/Gem nodes and I think I finally understand why. Even Liz Green was unable to describe Sagittarius in her book about Saturn through the signs.

Its probably the religious denial. THEY can't even talk about it.

I lived with one, the opposite of these, and he was deep in religious crisis all his life, unlike my father with the North.

It often happens that the person either has a non- religious family, or an oppressive one, leading them to part ways philosophically and find their own truth on this matter.

It's tricky, emotional, and difficult to master. The god in Sag is a feeling.

24/2/07 2:56 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Aha! Sleeping with the corpuscles again!


What would Myrtle Rae say??

24/2/07 7:22 PM  
Blogger jm said...

HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!

Tseka you are hilarious!!

Myrtle Rae would probably just bring me a pillow from the adipose section!

24/2/07 7:33 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I think it takes a disjointed Piscean to see how my imagination works.

That corpuscle looked like a designer's dream. Just put a few legs on it and you've got your spring line.

24/2/07 7:36 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Interesting input Juju, Jm. It draws me back to the Vedic idea that Sagittarius is the first house of the South node. Zero Capricorn being the natural "home" point of the South node. Zero Cancer is considered the "home" point of The North node. The grand cross of solstice - (spirit, soul) perpendicular to the (material, personality) plane of the Aries / Libra equinox.

The first thing the SN would cross on its journey through the first would be the Galactic Center. The exposure to the all souls. Perhaps it is similar to the Aries first who says i am.... the South is saying i am all, all is me, Then searches for the language to describe this.

24/2/07 7:38 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

a pillow from the adipose section

Zamma just got shook off the back of the couch i was laughing so hard. Guffawing might be the correct work. Really hit the old fuNNy BoNe.

24/2/07 7:41 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Spring line is correct Red is the chic colour this spring. Sort of a 60s look in the curvaceous design, very retro. I think some nice chrome legs. Whadda ya say?

24/2/07 7:45 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Tseka, this is very interesting. The response to the NN has been highly unusual, and this could be part of it. I have some ideas I'n going to explore.

It hit a nerve.

(spirit, soul) perpendicular to the (material, personality) plane of the Aries / Libra equinox.

Maybe this is why. People are all right to some extent with the interpersonal and the material. In sag, it's asking to let go of some of this, to contact the spirit. The letting go seems to upset them. The SN connection adds to this. I had a fascinating talk with my wise Sagittarius friend tonight. We came up with the idea that people so often look to other people for answers and guidance. Here, they are going beyong to another source, so the end and new beginning is frightening. SN back to Cancer North, contacting the GC on the way for soul information.

24/2/07 7:47 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Red?? Really??

It did remind me of retro. Chrome legs would be fab. Or those wooden upside down pyramids.

Zamma zooming! LOL!!!

24/2/07 7:50 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I wonder if the red spring line would be Hel's choice with the Aries point vibrating.

more and more I'm getting this feeling.

24/2/07 7:54 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Hel and red? Now that would be interesting indeed. She is depicted as half white and half blue-black.

I have wondered about the blue- the blue Hindu gods symbolize the expansion of the soul.

I once saw a photo of a stone carved several thousand years ago depicting Hel the line began as a circular shape lower left curved up in an arc and down to the right. i immediately thought of the symbol for Leo.

24/2/07 8:12 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Actually now that i think about it what could be more perfect than red with indigo? It's almost purple, our fave combo.

24/2/07 8:16 PM  
Blogger jm said...

OMG yes. Leo. I hadn't thought of her that way.

It's interesting since I haven't read any other descriptions, so I'm going on your impressions and my new ones.

I think of her as a dynamic unattached figure with a firey movement, and a singular path. maybe this is just me. But my name includes Helen after all.

I think of white in terms of Hel, but I though she might dress for the occasion in the Pices/Aries territory.
Perhaps a red scarf!

I do get the fire signs in her without the destructive flaming power of some dieties.

This is so amazing. In my new love developing for Hel, I am purposely not taking in other people's ideas. I think we are meant to take the essence of these great mythological entities and make them our own.

She is the woman I want to be. Not too sentimental, not too bombastic...just confident and her own queen and goddess. That's Leo.

24/2/07 8:24 PM  
Blogger jm said...

red with indigo?

OMG! That's it! Tseka, I almost feel like entering the costume studio. Ooooh. if only Hel could run the sewing machine!

24/2/07 8:26 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I'm especially fond of indigo. I have velvet that color waiting to be formed.

Indigo is the color of the sunsrise and sunset in the deepest moments. I think it has been one of the most prized dyes in history.

I often get a mythological feel from the costume endeavor. I think of a mighty god with a wand, passing over the raw material making magic creations in a flash, bypassing all the excrutiating details.

It's so interesting. Fabric is right angles, and making that into curves for clothing is a huge challenge. I always felt the geometric impossibility.

24/2/07 8:32 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Hel means complete(swedish) or healed. she has two whole parts. One easily can see the yin yang and summer winter dualities. One whole part of Hel: ellen, illian and other variations (Helen) of the name mean "soft radiance" The dark side the tomas side is the empty - fertile void.

I like the leo aspect too. Leo is I am but also see that i am you too. It seems that each of the fire signs has its own luminosity or intensity of flame.

24/2/07 8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We live on this earth, ensconced between the ground and the sky. The sun rises. The sun sets. The moon rises. The moon sets. Every day, day in, and day out. The earth spins and tilts on it's axis, giving us predictable seasons, every year, and we plan. It's simple, and it is safe, but wait, in that cacoon we live in, there are unexpected events, and people come and go from our lives. Within the expected saftey, we are shaken by diffenences, and events...but all within the saftey of the cacoon. We live and we pass on...out of the cacoon.

Astrid

24/2/07 8:36 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

MMMM i well understand the love for fabric and dyes. I sew, make up patterns. i had a few loose hours today wedged between full on go. I knitted on this lovely wool i've been spinning called azure skies. It is some luscious stuff, the colours nearly glow and range from a pale cerulean to blue black with a few roses and purples. I am searching for a pattern of stitches so am making swatches. I knit then frog (rip out) knit some more. Gentle pleasures, soft through the hands. Like a mantram knit purl knit. easy to get lost for a little.

24/2/07 8:44 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Astrid you are here when i am!
Hej!

24/2/07 8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biggest warmest hugs to you tseka!

24/2/07 8:50 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yes. Each fire sign has it's particular variation. Aries has a lot of steel and maybe blue/indigo mixed in. I think Leo is warmer and has yellow, orange. Sagittarius is cooler again, with the purple, deep reds.
Aries is the fire of spirit as it forms and first projects in the world. Then Leo takes it and uses it to create more of the self, as in children. Sag then takes the fire beyond the earth to the universe.

There must be a general expansion of self with all fire.

I think we come out of a cacoon at birth into another one to be released at death. Whether or not there is a cacoon awaiting there, I know not.

24/2/07 8:52 PM  
Blogger jm said...

This is heaven! Astrid and tseka. fasten your seat belts!

Didn't you say you are a Leo Astrid?

24/2/07 8:53 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I'm not usually a blue type, but sometimes I get a surge of desire for it. the indigo and deep blue probably would satisfy me a great deal.

24/2/07 8:55 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Like a mantram knit purl knit. easy to get lost for a little.

It's the same principle behind prayer beads. There is something that happens in all repetetive activity when the mind becomes free.

I find this in my music which has a back and forth rocking beat. When I connect, I am no longer playing consciously. the rhythm takes over and I pluck, plick, and stroke at random. I live for these moments.

24/2/07 8:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jm, I am a Scorpio, with a stellium in Leo.

The thing is, within that cacoon, we have gifts. We have the power of love, and free will, but all on a path of destiny, which we can follow or not. Of course, getting off the path is pretty difficult.

Astrid

24/2/07 9:01 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

ja, it's how i paint. Lost to some other rhythm. Almost a dance the whole body connected to the brush connected to?

24/2/07 9:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tseka, I can't wait to hear about your choice for the azure skies. Beautiful.

It's good to hear that you rested.

Astrid

24/2/07 9:03 PM  
Blogger jm said...

A SCORPIO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now you tell me!

Of course, getting off the path is pretty difficult.

why would we?

24/2/07 9:04 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Almost a dance the whole body connected to the brush connected to?

Ooooooh. I especially like this image because of the stroke. It's like the stroke of the piano keys, but with more flexibility in the movement of bristles. I would love this. The fluidity. The dance. The give.

the piano has a beautiful black and white possibility, but there is the rigidity of the structure. Of course, the music bends it, but in a different way.

That's the struggle. To be free from the rigidity, and use the structure as a springboard. That's why technique is best kept at the minimum.

24/2/07 9:10 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

It's good to hear that you rested. heh, more like keeping myself under control while waiting on someone else. Fidgeting is what i do very well.

24/2/07 9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course, getting off the path is pretty difficult.

why would we?


South Node?

Astrid

24/2/07 9:13 PM  
Blogger jm said...

LOL.

Fidgeting is what i do very well.

At least we're experts at something.

The squirm factor.

24/2/07 9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who would have the temerity to keep you waiting tseka? Foolish. Life is too precious.

Astrid

24/2/07 9:15 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yeah.

like keeping myself under control while waiting on someone else.

SN in the 7th.

Who would have the temerity to keep you waiting tseka? Foolish. Life is too precious.

Double yeah.

24/2/07 9:23 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

That's why technique is best kept at the minimum.

So true but to get to this level one must have mastered the techniques, do you agree? I remember being slightly, maybe more than slightly annoyed that my first two years, at University studying art, were black and white and very, very controlled exercises. Little, by little the "language" became a tool. Mastery of technique is so obviously lacking in much of the work i see now. The talent and vision may be there but the essential time spent in mastering the "craft" shows. I think of this when you speak of the screaming musicians. R and i speak of this....does anyone really notice but us?

I have a friend who plays, composes rock, jazz on a violin instead of his piano because it has complete range and can move with him , tho i swear he wears the piano when he plays.

24/2/07 9:25 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Who would have the temerity to keep you waiting tseka? Foolish. Life is too precious.

Double yeah.


nah, it was the "birthday girl" her client kept her late, so i knit. Life is not too precious to wait for a friend and thai food. The visit with my Buddhist friends and a buffet for the gods... I have time. And a pleasantly full stomach. AND i didn't have to COOK.

24/2/07 9:31 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Mastery of technique is so obviously lacking in much of the work i see now.

Yes. Yes. Yes.

They can't draw, for one thing. You can see that clearly.

does anyone really notice but us?

This is the real tragedy. I don't think so.

You would think their bodies would tell them. They don't or they're not paying attention. Or they want the punishment.

The lack of technique in singing is astounding. The shallow breath.

24/2/07 9:38 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I have a friend who plays, composes rock, jazz on a violin instead of his piano because it has complete range and can move with him

very interesting.

Well, today, for example, I read a review of the latest album from the greates in blues and jazz, who happens to be a technically horrible singer. She irritates me and I have to leave the room. Thin, shrill, shallow, and annoying.

The reviewer said with complete authority that she was a great great singer.

What is one to do?

24/2/07 9:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have time. And a pleasantly full stomach. AND i didn't have to COOK.

Then it was worth the wait for sure.

You would think their bodies would tell them. They don't or they're not paying attention. Or they want the punishment.

The lack of technique in singing is astounding. The shallow breath.


I think this is a result of marketing, and low expectations. I still believe that if you build it they will come. Am I a pollyanna? Never.

Astrid

24/2/07 9:44 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I think this is a result of marketing, and low expectations. I still believe that if you build it they will come. Am I a pollyanna? Never.

They'll come. They come for anything. Keeping their attention is the challenge because they are so used to over stimulation.

I've been thinking of trying to incorporate story-telling into my act. That would be great, and they love it.

24/2/07 10:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love stories. I always have, and I always remember the teller, forever. This is brilliant.

Astrid

24/2/07 10:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is my dream time. jm, and tseka, I thank you for the opportunity to share time with you.

I am grateful.

Astrid

24/2/07 10:06 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Thank you so much astrid. I love it when you're here. You're wonderful company.

24/2/07 10:17 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

I've been thinking of trying to incorporate story-telling into my act. That would be great, and they love it.
As my papa would say, "Now you're loggin'!"

24/2/07 10:28 PM  
Blogger jm said...

LOL!!!!

I'm a-loggin'!!

24/2/07 10:44 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I'm starting to get very very very very excited.
The music, the clothes, the stories, the lights, the warmth, humanity.
Self-expression.
And appreciation. Perhaps applause.

24/2/07 10:46 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

you betcha!

24/2/07 10:57 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

Quiet time for little corpuscles

...Our bodies benefit most from a 20-minute reprieve about every one and a half to two hours. If we do not allow ourselves this recovery time, our performance will begin to deteriorate, and we will start to feel worn down. The losses may not be immediately evident, but they build up, depleting brain and body and making us agitated, aggressive, hypersensitive or depressed.

Dozing or being lazy for those 20 minutes is not the answer, however, in part because these states dull one's mental edge. Active relaxation relieves stress better yet keeps the mind primed.

...Younger children may find...guided relaxation too restrictive. Instead of focusing on breathing, it may be easier for them to think of "quiet time." Renowned Italian educator Maria Montessori discovered that most children love the quiet (which may seem unbelievable to many stressed-out parents) and respond well to the following instruction: "Close your eyes. Be completely quiet. Don't move. Hear the silence and listen to your body." And if young people find it difficult at first to develop a soothing mental image like a beach, read them a story, and they will readily transport themselves to an imaginary world....


(Charmaine Liebertz, "Want Clear Thinking? Relax: A short mental vacation can ease the stresses of the daily grind and prompt fresh ideas", Scientific American, September 21, 2005)

25/2/07 5:58 AM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Very interesting Kadimiros. Optimal operation runs in an ~2 hour cycle, with a 20 minute "rest". I have found a twenty minute yoga break to be superior to just about anything for revitalizing. A few sun salutations. But if i have been engaged in hard physical labor then 20 min of knitting or reading is preferred. I never thought of it just this way.

Having used guided imagery in healing for 35 years, i have found the more ill a person, the deeper the release, the greater the desire to let go into the guide. Very interesting to consider how ignoring the basic need for short breaks may be at the root of such ills.

25/2/07 7:33 AM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

That makes perfect sense, tseka! The rhythm of rest and activity, on every level, is so important to health. The seemingly dual nature is also about embracing the truth, which may include the possibility of painful awareness, not just seeking positive emotions and performance while pushing away discomfort. Then comes freedom, comfort, healing.

25/2/07 9:41 AM  

<< Home