Monday, August 06, 2007

An Extended Moment

Chocolat pots de creme with candied rose petals
The chocolate was so good I decided to have it again today with the moon still in Taurus, in intimate embrace with Mars at the end of his stay. Yes. Last sweet moments before the six weeks of Gemini!!!!!!


Anonymous Joe said...

Dang, I missed an interesting discussion last night!

Is there any way we can create a private Astro account with a username and password that would have to be emailed from user to user, rather than published here? Think of the learning process that would take place if interested readers could go see what's being referred to without splashing the birth data all over the net.

5/8/07 6:52 AM  
Blogger kj said...

What joe said.

JM, may I eat the flowers, instead? @:-)

5/8/07 6:54 AM  
Anonymous The_Ninth_Immortal said...

I'm not a big fan of sweets either... but if there's even the smidgen of a chance the chocolate referred to might be 90 percent + cocoa solids, I could be persuaded. Oh yes. ;)

5/8/07 2:00 PM  
Blogger jm said...

interested readers could go see what's being referred to without splashing the birth data all over the net.

Maybe this public honesty is just the antidote to the lies and deceit.

Kj, the flowers are yours.

Ninth, I just had some belgian chocolate the other day and it was the best I ever tasted. Wonder what's in it?

5/8/07 2:16 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

That never occurred to me, jm...

As for me, I much prefer chocolate made from the

criollo cocoa bean.

5/8/07 3:03 PM  
Blogger jm said...

What is it about these beans? Back to your botanist, joe.
It all affects hormones and various pleasure centers in the brain. Everything.

That's a great link!

5/8/07 3:08 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Joe, I've noticed an unusual spirit in you the last few days and this verifies one of my theories.

I can't help but connect this mood to your bridge collapse and I've seen it so often. The relief that follows these events. Destruction is filled with tragedy yet there is a sense that it was a long time building and now the release makes new life possible.

There is no way we can prevent catastrophic occurrences and we have to rely on our own karma to protect us. They happen for sound reasons whether or not they seem to be motivated by man's bad behavior. They'll happen anyway as weakness gives way eventually in the struggle for survival.

This is why I'm interested in what Minneapolis does in the next year as Pluto goes into Capricorn, with Saturn in Virgo. I think this will be a great example. Your town is known for some good character traits and leading the country on this change is important to consider.

The highest road would be to keep blame at a minimum while searching for the fundamental causes. There is no way in the world we can keep up with all structures so fate will always intervene. In the end circumstance is our ally. I hope I'm around when humankind realizes that no one in particular is at fault and that we have to repair as we go.

5/8/07 3:53 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Yep, place no blame, accept no's a good path to follow for healing and repair.

Much to catch up on. I'm off to read with two cats close who make me feel like i'm a beloved human, oooooh.

Back later.

5/8/07 5:10 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Welcome back, Tseka! :o)

jm, it's hard to perceive this unusual spirit you're referring to. At times, the coverage of the event is such that I could weep and other times I could and do rage about it. I try to take breaks but it's everpresent here. One begins to appreciate how New Yorkers felt about the collapse of a significant part of their city.

My Libra SO who is intuitive and very psychically sensitive has been extraordinarily out of sorts since that evening and finally admitted to me he had been plagued for about a day and a half with images of a man who was caught beneath the wreckage in his car. A small air pocket kept him alive for a time. He struggled to free himself but gave up and finally let death take him. I don't know if he's one of the 5 confirmed deaths.

I wish I could state that my second impulse (after the initial shock and horror) was more noble than wanting to blame the politicians, and Bush and the state governor in especial for their ineptitude. Bush's behavior now echoes that of the Katrina disaster which was already 2 years ago now: show up late, snarl traffic, and make pretty speeches that probably won't amount to much.

After some time, and some reading of other POVs, it seems more like We The People also are just as complicit because we were content to pursue other things and not pay attention to the undercurrents that were (and are) eroding our foundations.

I dunno, I seem to have more to say but I've run out of steam.

5/8/07 5:47 PM  
Blogger kj said...

hmmmm, thanks, jm. a late night snack of flowers, they feel so delicate against the tongue. *crunch* will leave a few for tomorrow morning. $;-)

5/8/07 7:08 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Welcome back tseka!

jm, it's hard to perceive this unusual spirit you're referring to

Maybe it's just nervous release.

We The People also are just as complicit because we were content to pursue other things and not pay attention to the undercurrents that were (and are) eroding our foundations.

They erode anyway.

5/8/07 7:30 PM  
Blogger jm said...

There is entirely too much guilt and blame. Did you ever stop to consider how megalomaniacal this is? That people are responsible for everything and can control it. There are so many things happening outside anyone's control and we don't understand most of it. Cracks, shifts, pressures, life in motion. I think the accusations slow the progress to real understanding. I know so. I see this primitive us against them madness go on and outside, life is really happening. It's almost mocking us at times. We think we have it all under control, and then boom! shock! Awakening! Then people go right back to picking through the chaos and passing the blame around.

You can find out whose fault it is, but do you really think it won't happen again?

Prevent what we can, fix what we can, and realize that destruction will continue no matter how powerful we pretend we are.

The government is fairly helpless.

5/8/07 7:53 PM  
Anonymous The_Ninth_Immortal said...

I'd agree with JM, in that, as devastating destruction is - and emotional devastation can be as mind-numbing and horrifying as physical destruction - there is a part of us that experiences relief. A relief despite the grief and the guilt and the fear.

Perhaps, such calamity-borne 'relief' is harder to tap into when it's part of a national, physical tragedy. I was in Manhattan on 9/11 and thereafter, and, quite understandably, relief of the emotional or physical kind was hard to find.

But there was a sense, too, that we had experienced something beyond us. Something - like so many somethings - for which there was an ostensible culprit - but was also part of a much greater process of destruction (and, I pray, eventually, renewal) that we could only experience but not control.

6/8/07 12:22 AM  
Blogger jm said...

I am so glad to read this ninth. These are the things so few understand. It's all about pressure release and if people could forget their own self pity and rage, they could find this blessed release. The renewal always follows. The ax has fallen and we build again instead of waiting, waiting, waiting.

It's like the weather.

6/8/07 1:07 AM  
Blogger jm said...

The relief isn't usually recognized until later, though.

6/8/07 1:13 AM  
Blogger pen said...

I've been checking in daily for a month or few to raging universe. thanks for the nourishment, jm. I'm about to travel from New Zealand to the States for the first time (3 months in Iowa) — looking forward to having my stereotypes shattered, and to the wobbly fun of leaving my (Taurus ascendant) groove.

6/8/07 2:18 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Omg pen!!!! A huge welcome is waiting for you in these good ol' united states of america.

This is incredible. You'll love it. I'm so happy you're coming.
Iowa, of all places! The Heartland.

You know. I was thinking. If you have a chance it would be wonderful if you let me know what your impressions are. It's always so revealing when someone experiences another for the first time. I'm itching to know what your stereotypes are and what becomes of them. Even if you happen to find, by some slight quirk of fate, something you don't like about us, that would be OK. Just try and be gentle:-)

Taurus ascendant) groove.

Yeah, I like that one. It comes with you everywhere.

Thanks for letting me in on this!

6/8/07 2:59 AM  
Blogger pen said...

To be honest, I don't think I'm carrying a HUGE bundle of prejudices but I've just had one confirmed — the warmth and openness of Americans! Thanks for the lovely welcome. We're rather English down here, a little reserved; this is going to be good for me. And impressions are what I aim to glean — happy to pass some along, jm.

7/8/07 12:51 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Pen, this is great!! I'm so excited. With the 6 weeks of Mars in Gemini it should be fun.

Nope. Reserved can't be applied to Americans, and they are open and fun loving. Most people have a wonderful time when they come. We're not always the best mannered people in the world but we make up for it in other ways. We all want to make up for some of the gaffes of our current leadership, of course. Our fault, but we'll make amends!

Looking forward to your perceptions.

7/8/07 2:32 AM  

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