Monday, April 23, 2007

History Lesson .....
Pick Your Favorite

They are from top left clockwise:
Mahogany Table Set, 1939
Free-standing cabinet Model, 1956
Space-age Globe Set, 1970
Plastic Portable Television, 1966
The one who picks the least selected model gets to keep the set.

22 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want the one top right.
I'll even arm wrestle for it...

meristem

23/4/07 11:51 AM  
Anonymous juno jones said...

I remember the '60's tv. There was one at my family's summer cottage. The 70's one looks like a golfball. Reminds me of pres. Ford. I don't need ant TV's tho.

23/4/07 12:15 PM  
Anonymous juno jones said...

ant Tvs LOL!

The collective/hive mind...

ANY, I meant ANY!

23/4/07 12:16 PM  
Anonymous juno jones said...

Sometimes, I am SO humorously fruedian.

23/4/07 12:17 PM  
Anonymous juno jones said...

Hi Meristem! Thank you for your quiet and philisophical voice. Hang around with these guys. They are the coolest and kindest on the internet. I am lucky I met them. jm throws an amazing virtual internet party. She is part of the future. But then what d'yu expect from a lady born almost simultaneously with rock-n-roll (when the blues GOT DOWN and went mainstream... :) )...

23/4/07 12:27 PM  
Anonymous meristem said...

Thanks for your welcome Juno! I like the vibe 'roun heah and I'm learning lots, feelin' the love.
cheers!

(duh, just figgered out how to put my name above my comment....)

23/4/07 1:14 PM  
Anonymous meristem said...

I wouldn't mind an ant TV!

23/4/07 1:15 PM  
Blogger jm said...

LOL!!! It's yours meristem! I'm far and above the worst arm wrestler in the universe.

Congrats on the name above the comment!

Juno, absolutely great to see you! So glad you and meristem have met. You're humorous altogether, not only Freudianwise..:-)

ant Tvs LOL!

The collective/hive mind
.
And they're getting on my nerves again!

But then what d'yu expect from a lady born almost simultaneously with rock-n-roll (when the blues GOT DOWN and went mainstream... :)

You know, that's true. I never thought about it...Blues and mainstream. I'm in!

The Mahogany Table Set is for me. Solid, heavy, and grounded. Although the golf ball would be easy to throw in the trash!

You ladies have started my week well. Thanx.

23/4/07 1:58 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

let me interrupt for just a sec... jm, remember how we were discussing the lack of earth in our charts? I know from Astro.com that I have Moon and Jupiter in Cap. Astro defines my NN as an earth sign as it is also in Cap. Is the NN considered a planet the way the Sun and Moon are planets?
Thanks!

23/4/07 2:55 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Joe, that slipped right by me, on your earth. That's a lot of earth in your chart.

I don't consider the Nodes like the planets. They don't even exist in material reality. They are mathematical points. So I think they operate in a unique way.

The characteristics are the same signwise, though, and the elements work for the nodes too. One difference is how hard it is to get the North to function consistently, while the Sun and Moon never stop.

The Moon in earth is a big one, and Jupiter there too adds a lot. So you are weighted toward earth and water, part of the lack of light & sweetness, 'have a nice day', as well.

The Ascendant is Gemini air, however, and this is lightness. But the ASC is a little like the nodes, in that it's hard for the individual to get to it. It's the best thing to master though. So in your life, you are coming from heaviness and sorrow into the Gemini airy persona. If all goes well, you will lighten up more and more as you age. The NN in earth and the ASC in air give you the talent for emotional detachment, which might not appeal to you now, but it will later.
Saturn ruling the Capricorn in Gemini in the 1st, adds to this ability to be rational and aloof.

23/4/07 3:25 PM  
Blogger jm said...

This is a good point about the lack of body in the nodes. Maybe that's why they are so hard to get a handle on.

The planets all influence our perceptions since our senses are involved, but the nodes are wide open. They exist in another realm. Maybe they show us that what exists in the material world and what exists in the imagination are the same ultimately.

23/4/07 3:32 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I also want to bring up once again the importance of the elements in understanding astrology. This is mostly overlooked in interpretation, and one of the reasons the results are faulty.
It's great as a beginner to start with this investigation. Once you get it, you can tell with people what elements predominate without even looking at the charts.

The fundamentals are the most useful if you want to apply astro knowledge to life. Then the details define further. As I progress in my education I find myself always going back to the basics. Things like, "What is Jupiter all about really?"

The greatest mistake is to look at an aspect and assume events will occur according to prescription. It doesn't work that way. There are all the other placements, the elements, the modalities, and unnamed circumstance. It's fun to try and guess, but at best, it's an educated guess.

Here's an example. The dreaded Mars-Pluto transit. When I had the conjunction, it was in air and my primary relationship started. Now the square is here and Pluto is in earth this time. I have no relationship, but the earth-air combo will likely be about practical application of my Mars. very different, and still unpredictable. Just an educated guess...:-)

This illustrates the forever changing landscape.

23/4/07 3:50 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Wow. That's going to take some pondering but it brings me to this:

I have just one planet in a water sign (Sun in Scorpio). Does the Sun, being what it is, bring a lot of power/energy to that one water element in my chart? Is this why you say I have a lot of water, even though there's only one water?

All this earth and water... you'd think I'd be grounded but I'm not. The preponderance of air signs might have something to do with it.

23/4/07 4:05 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Does the Sun, being what it is, bring a lot of power/energy to that one water element in my chart?

Yes. Plus, of course, the SN in Cancer, even though it's not a planet.

What makes you think you're not grounded, joe?

23/4/07 5:01 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Even though there is a lot of air and earth in your chart, the Scorpio and SN breakdown boundaries, just what the Capricorn is trying to maintain. The grounding is there, it's just a matter of capitalizing on it.

23/4/07 5:10 PM  
Blogger jm said...

All god's children are gonna get grounded with Saturn in Virgo and Pluto and Jupiter in Capricorn. Even me.

23/4/07 5:22 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Well, for starters, my temperament is all over the place. I have trouble calming my mind down enough to go to sleep sometimes. Two intuitives have told me I need to learn to ground and center myself. So my suspicion is lack of groundedness.

23/4/07 5:35 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The temperament is partly the moody SN in Cancer. I'm curious, so I'll take a closer look at
the Merc and 3rd house a little later.
It's probably mostly the addiction to emotional upset at the SN. It doesn't serve a purpose anymore.

23/4/07 5:59 PM  
Anonymous meristem said...

I wanna put the golf ball on my head....

23/4/07 7:08 PM  
Blogger jm said...

That makes sense. you'll be watched religiously, and that will satisfy all your 5th house planets.

Imagine peering out from a set and observing the faces. I bet it's different since they know no one's watching. the smiles fade, unless, of course, it's one of those uproarious sitcoms.
The face of America.

23/4/07 8:27 PM  
Anonymous meristem said...

i thought it looked like a martian helmet--cartoon style. and that would fit nicely with the fifth house thing because my mars is in the fifth house (in Virgo). what a nice little collaboration!

25/4/07 10:28 AM  
Blogger jm said...

That's so funny. The helmet is also like protection against contamination which the Mars in Virgo would love!

25/4/07 3:19 PM  

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