Saturn, Neptune, Dissolution, and New Visions
Neptune is the otherworld of visions and Saturn is concrete reality. When these two collide, the illusory dreamworld is affected and many things can happen. For some people, despair and a feeling of loss can occur, for others, relief and a sense of awakening. Fantasies and hopes can be dashed by Saturn or they can become manifest through crystallization of form. Often a combination is the result. Some clarity of vision is always part of the effect. Saturn is opposite Neptune now and will be exact at the end of February. In the lead-up, it is likely that illusions will dissolve that will never manifest and are inhibiting a person's progress. Saturn is like a chiropractic adjustment in the life enabling new or transformed visions to emerge more in alignment with the individual's destiny. This opposition is enhanced now by the coming Full Moon in Leo approaching Saturn. The Sun will be shining on Neptune in Aquarius. There is opportunity in this configuration for everyone. Aquarius is the natural ruler of our wishes so it is especially relevant as we adjust, reroute, and think about our paths ahead. The oppostion will take place in the astrological charts in two opposing houses. These are some of the possibilities as they apply to our personal lives. 1st House: Saturn in the 1st means an adjustment in identity is required and Neptune in the 7th usually brings events in relationships. The request is that the person be true to herself. Sometimes endings are the way, sometimes a distancing. Illusions about others will probably surface and dissolve, and decisions can be made with more clarity. Self control and understanding of cause and effect are the goals. Of course, there is always the possibility that the dream partner will arrive.... An improvement is likely if the identity is firm and recognized. 2nd House: The 2nd house governs values, possessions, and personal finances. Saturn here can bring some material restriction and the Neptune in the 8th affects shared resources. Deals with others can fall through, divorce settlements perhaps coming to the fore, deceits exposed, and things such as this. On the other hand, solid slow gains can be made with Saturn in the second and dream deals merging resources, with Neptune in the 8th. Proper management of finances is the aim and understanding one's own value. 3rd House: Here we have the thought processes being solidified with Saturn, and Neptune in the 9th can bring an end to following idealized views of others. The guru comes crashing down and the devotee is left to think for himself. The dream trip to Shangri-La might fall through and the person made to stay put for the time being. Since siblings are ruled by the third, there can be responsibilties there, and schooling is another area that can be affected. And the car. Then there is the chance that the student will discover the Great Teacher and will be recognized by this paragon of wisdom as the best student in the flock. Or the real philosophical answer will arrive after careful consideration and logical thinking. Respect for one's own ideas is the aim. 4th House: In this case, Saturn is requiring an adjustment at home and in the inner emotional body, as Neptune in the 10th is often clouding career goals. Disillusionment with the ladder climb can occur and a realization that it will take longer than expected. There are things still to be attended to at home. A feeling of an undertow can be present, but the energy is directing the individual to solidify his root base of operations. Bosses can turn out to be not what one thought, jobs can become disappointing or might disappear. On the other hand, the dream job can evolve reflecting emotional strength and maturity, and ability to balance home and the world. 5th House: In this sector we have confidence, self-love, and personal significance opposing love of, and acceptance by the group. The person can become immersed in the social "disorder" and even follow movements that turn out to be less idealistic than thought, straying far from the desired path. It would be advisable to be reminded of his own central battery and receive the love from others only after he has recognized his love for himself. Then comes the possibility of a group of friends with genuine shared interests and goals, and common respect and affection. 6th House: This house governs work, health, daily routines, and maintenance & repair. The urge now is to lay down the foundation of healthy functioning, so there can be a myriad of anxieties and problems in all these areas compounded by the lure of escape into the 12th, where Neptune is working his magic. Neptune loves to not worry. Bypass the breakdowns entirely. As Saturn in the 6th scrambles to piece it together and glue it down. Extra effort is required as the possibility of miracle cures and the grace of angels does really exist, even if evasive. Just clean it up and get it together and see. 7th House: Here we have the person who would love nothing more than to head off into her Neptunian dreamworld, but obligations in relationships are requiring extra effort. Demands are probably heightened, but if properly managed, they can keep her from drifting off into never never land only to crash on a bed of Saturnine rocks. Negotiations must be addressed, without abandoning the vision quest so strongly desired now. The aim is to find ballast in relationship while inspiring others to lighten their own steps as they join you partway in the spiritual realm you can't avoid. 8th House. The 8th is the house of crisis and merging in every way. Shared resources, death, and deep psychological revelation are 8th house matters. With Neptune in the 2nd, the person probably would like to relax and take it easy. Fritter away his money and enjoy simple pleasures. Not to be with Saturn in the 8th, where long held pains are surfacing for healing, and the way life is shared with others is up for correction. Crisis management is often required. Of course, magic, healing, and fortunate turns of destiny can occur with Neptune's influence across from this Plutonian house, if self mastery is gained with the help of Saturn's self discipline. 9th House. Saturn in the 9th is the test of faith in the effort to develop workable philosophies and religious guidelines. Often the whole world view is up for adjustment, and again, the 3rd house can involve siblings and others in the immediate environment who offer the testing ground. Mental confusion is possible with Neptune and there can be disappointments with the immediate environment as the person comes to a broader understanding of her world and a trust that things will unfold in the right way. Sifting through and rejection of belief systems is likely, always watching for unrealistic thinking, even gullibility, before arriving at the Neptunian ideal, based on solid faith. 10th House. The world, the career, and the goals of one's life fall in the 10th. Recognition, reputation , and respect for what one achieves all reside here. With Saturn a person can feel like he's spinning his wheels, and possibly longing to go home and escape. But the sanctuary eludes as obligations mount and require extra attention. On the other hand, advancement could be there in the world, but problems at home can draw him unwillingly back down. Some deep emotional issues causing confusion, and possibly unsolvable, are asking to be sorted out so solid moves ahead in the world can proceed unhampered with added responsibility, in keeping with long range plans. 11th House. In the 11th, our larger circle of friends is affected and the way we show love in a non-romantic and non-passionate way. With Neptune in the 5th there is a great chance of disappointing personal melodramas, with all the soap opera trimmings. The aim is love among your fellows, perhaps without the heightened drama of romance. Of course, once this level is attained, whose to say that some rapturous embraces couldn't be included? Or highly intelligent discussion over fine food and wine, dressed to the 9s, with another socially responsible genius driving the limo. Making sure the homeless are fed on the way. 12th House. This one's kind of a mess. There's no telling what Saturn will do in someone's 12th house. I've seen amazing things, widely divergent. It's a vast and nebulous place. Neptune in the 6th can easily encourage everything to fall apart. To give up, let go, and really seek the otherworld of visions would be wise. This is the place where Saturn is specifically hired to bring dreams into manifestation. Fairly paranoid delusions can crop up, but that's what Saturn is doing there. Getting a grip. People might not feel like working, and sometimes they don't have to. Sometimes inspired poetry, song, dance, photos, paintings, quilts, pots, rugs, gloves, novels, and other such expressions emerge. If anyone can deal with the Saturn/Neptune opposition, this one is it. Many many other possibilities abound, but the aim: to follow the directives of Saturn, tweaking whatever knobs required, so the miracles of Neptune can be ours. Illustration by Chris Van Allsburg.
Possibility, Telepathy and the Poet
I died for beauty but was scarce
Adjusted in the tomb,
When one who died for truth was lain
In an adjoining room. He questioned softly why I failed?
"For beauty," I replied.
"And I for truth, the two are one;
We brethren are," he said. And so as kinsmen met a night,
We talked betwen the rooms
Until the moss had reached our lips,
And covered up our tombs.
I love this poem by Emily Dickinson. I was inspired to revisit the verse after an event that just occurred at Raging Universe. Two other artist/mystics and I discovered that within the last week we had all three read the identical Emily Dickinson poem about possibility. I don't know of anyone who isn't thrilled by telepathic experience. Where does a thought come from anyway? I often communicate telepathically with the people in my life, many of them Aquarians, or Uranian types. I associate this kind of mental exchange with this sign and planet. There is a great pleasure in knowing something doesn't have to be explained, although it can be. A delight in the recognition of the unseen machinations of the world we live in. This moment was one of those pleasurable ones. It's always astonishing no matter how many times I connect this way. I have long thought that the Uranian/Neptunian influence we are under now has increased this form of conversation. The Internet has become part of this universal teletype as we tap into collective consciousness. I think we are even increasing our skill. With the Saturn opposition Neptune just upon us, I am not surprised that we united in the world of imagination and discovered it together. But I am still thrilled.
Illustration by Angel K.Y. Craft.
How to Make Woolly sheep
1. Use a cookie cutter to cut sheep out of brown bread slices. Or you can use freehand if you wish.
2. Spread cream cheese over the sheep. If the cheese is in a tube, squeeze it out in wiggly lines to look like wool. 3. Add currants to make eyes and noses and snip off tiny bunches of sprouts to make green grass for munching.
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.
A Fortuitous Moment
After a phenomenal week with my Saturn return exact once again and Neptune dissolving a long held illusion, I am ready to forge ahead on a new path. This experience heralds a manifestation of change I've been working on for many many years. I consulted the Tarot to see what's up (following the Death card from several days ago) and the Ten of Cups appeared much to my great great joy.
The Ten of Cups applies to emotional matters within one's circle of relationships. The traditional associations apply especially to families, but this card may also refer to community-oriented ideals, involving other groups where members form strong bonds with one another. It betokens an abundance of love and good feelings, made possible in a group where individuals' personal qualities, interests, and feelings are respected and valued. When loving ideals are part of a group's values and traditions, these good feelings can bridge many generations and extend outward to influence the general well-being of society.The bridge to value and respect. Yes. Outward, onward, and up.
An Athletic Event
Here's a couple of our ancestors getting dressed. Looks like quite a feat. Can you imagine laughing in one of those contraptions? And what about eating? It looks like this gal enjoys her food. The stockings are wonderful on both of them, I must say. I had a pair just like that once. The striped ones.
Please do not eat these
Although they look tempting, they are decorations for Aunt Mary's do tonight. She's having a pianist in to play some Ravel, Brahms, Faure, and a selection of popular tunes. There will also be readings from some of her favorite poets. Sounds relaxing and enjoyable. Very eclectic groups of people she gathers. Always enlightening. And there will be plenty of other edibles.
We've come a long way in our pool of presidential possibilities. Money has certainly become the spokesthing more than anyone could have imagined. More than I can even fit into my conceptual brain parts now. It's like contemplating infinity. This is Knob Hill Farm, Abraham Lincoln's home in Kentucky from 1811-16. I wonder if they had a horse? Here's a little quiz I found in the kid's section of today's paper. The winner gets to run for the next presidency: Abraham Lincoln was the only president to:
A. Play golf
B. Obtain a patent
C. Wear a stovepipe hat Lincoln was known for what annoying habit?
B. Biting his nails
C. Rude language While in the White House, Lincoln often hosted:
B. Square dances
C. Archery tournaments At Lincoln's inaugural party, Frederick Douglas was:
A. Given an award
B. Announced as "Francis"
C. Thrown out What did Lincoln have in his pocket the night he died?
A. An apple
B. A $5 Confederate bill
C. Opera glasses Answers:1. B. (he invented a device to help lift ships over dangerous shoals....just like an Aquarius. 2.A 3.A (after the death of their son, Lincoln and his wife held several seances to try and contact him...interesting. 4.C. 5.B.
Photograph by Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo
The Children These are some of Zelda's teens.
Most of you know Zelda, my Aunt Myrtle Rae's chicken, who I've written several articles about. As I mentioned previously, she's a great, although unpredictable, layer.
Her many children are healthy, lively, and sociable. Nice too. Illustration by Sarah Emmanuel Burg from One More Egg
A Fun Family Outing
Aaahh, those were the days. That's Al with the girls at a Cherokee Indian Reservation in North Carolina, 1945. What a great time we all had. The girls bought tom-toms and tomahawks, which we still have today. As soon as all the snow melts and summer arrives in Colorado, I hope we can have more fun times like this.
Fate and the Wheel of Fortune
We talked in the morning of times we've had
We talked about things to come
Our eyes looked deep in the mountain heat
To see our hands naked in the sun We looked beneath the lines in the heat
To the tunes springing up to be heard
If you listen well the tunes will tell
Of a turning wheel down behind the words I know I've made some mistakes in my life
And I know there are more to come
But if we balance the weight and the ways of fate
We will find ourselves in an equilibrium.
The three goddesses of fate were called the Morai in Ancient Greece. They were the daughters of Mother Night, conceived without a father. Clotho was the spinner, Lachesis the measurer, and Atropos, whose name means, "she who cannot be avoided", the cutter. The three fates wove the thread of human life in the secret cave, and their work could not be undone by any god, not even the great Zeus himself. Length of life and time of death were part and parcel. The cave suggests the womb from which life springs. The thread is likened to the weaving of the tissues of the body, which occurs in the womb, indicating that fate is bound up with heredity and with the physical body itself. The Morai are the progeny of the depths of the night, the oldest power in the universe.
The Three Fates who hold the Wheel of Fortune present an image of a mysterious law at work within the individual which seems to govern changes of fortune. It is the experience of the "other" within that is ordinarily projected onto the world outside. The moving rim of the wheel is like the everchanging panorama of events, but the hub remains still at the center, an unmoving essence or source. The Wheel is a symbol of the inner world we travel as we seek our destinies.
There are as many shades of opinion on this subject as there are human beings. In some ways it is a comfort to believe in fate as it relieves the person from the hook of responsibility, bringing a certain freedom, as s/he allows things to take their own course. But that freedom is exchanged for the imprisonment of lack of choice and will over destiny. I believe in fate insofar as we are governed by subconscious drives beyond our awareness and management. The nodes of the Moon are this drama enacted in life. The South Node is fatalistic. It compels the individual to act from the subconscious realm, with virtually no personal control. The North Node is where the we sense the step beyond the past and the dark womb into another dimension, to a world of our own making, maybe with ourselves as the conscious center of the wheel. I love this question.
Geography and Philosophy
Some say that mankind is destroying the earth and I don't buy it. Not to underplay the destructive practices of the human population, but these powers are limited. Growth, decay, death, and renewal are going on continuously and nothing mere humans can do will stop it. Three quarters of the planet is ocean, 95% unexplored. There are vast regions still uninhabited by man, such as the one above; the Badlands at the foot of the Tian Chan in China. They could use a surveyor.
Truth is simply a proposition in which the predicate is contained in the subject. The predicate is what is asserted; the subject is what the assertion is about.
Gottfried Wilhem Leibniz
Photograph by Galen Powell.
Calling All Geniuses! Calling All Geniuses!
How smart is your right foot?
While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.Your foot will change direction. You can try 50 times to see if you can outsmart your foot, but you can't. So why is this impossible? Or is it?
Now, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand.
Thomas Wright's Cosmic Hierarchy
In the beginning there was no existence.
Existence appeared and grew.
It became an egg.
The egg broke open.
One if its halves was of silver, the other gold.
The silver half became this earth.
The golden half became the sky.
The membrane surrounding the white of the egg became the mountains.
The membrane surrounding the yolk became mist and clouds.
The blood vessels rivers.
The white became the sea.
And the yolk was the sun.
Indian Upanishad Thomas Wright was one of the first to suggest how the universe might be constructed. His major work, An Original Theory or New Hypothesis of the Universe (1750), contains elaborate engravings illustrating possible cosmic structures. Obsessed by the idea that there was a cosmic hierarchy and that everything must be part of a larger structure, Wright imagined space as consisting of a series of planetary systems, each with a star at its center, stretching into infinity. Pictured above is the level of the structure at which the Milky Way is but one of an infinite number of stellar systems or "island universes", each consisting of a huge quantity of matter organized into a sort of bubble.
Wright's ideas inspired the philosopher Immanuel Kant and the German mathematician, Johann Heinrich Lambert, author of Cosmological Letters (1761). Quite a bandwagon. And we're still working on it. I wonder if the mystery wants to be known.
The first time I saw bananas growing on a tree I said, "What the....?" Threw me quite a curve. Maybe it was because of years seeing them so carefully lined up and curled down in the grocery stores. Never got used to it. Still tickles me to look at them. In India we used to use the leaves as dinner plates. A great tree and very popular on the earth. And a fruit with a sense of humor.
The Word Has Come Down
It's been deemed that we should continue our higher education, so they're airlifting some knowledge to help us out. Now, I don't know whether or not Newton's Laws of Terrestrial Mechanics apply here, just in case you have to duck, but I rather think not. At any rate, some questions and answers will be delivered shortly.
Illustration by Chi Chung.
Greetings From Grand Canyon!
Wondering where I went? I'm on my way back. Be here quicker than you can wink your goldfish!
I think I'm in trouble. It looks like my blogging addiction has defeated my desire for cigarettes. Can't hack'em. I virtually quit the activity several years ago, but the desire remained. This is weird. Now it could be a good thing. I'm really not quite sure.
Pawns in the Game
As the New Moon in Capricorn is upon us, soon to be full in Leo, the poverty of leadership is revealed in its full nakedness. Even the citizens of this country are recognizing the truth, as they clamour to find someone to inflate in the ever-present glittering parade of stars. I am not particularly impressed. Too many platitudes in my cochlea. I don't worry much. They're all pawns in the game anyway. It doesn't matter who is selected. They are the unlucky ones, driven by desires they don't control or understand, on their way to disappointing ends. One loses, one wins, but no one controls the odds. The more the years pass, the more I see my own part in a larger situation as well. I'm slowly teaching myself to step away somewhat and make room for things to progress. Observe some of it, actually. It goes on with or without me, I've noticed. In the end I think this is my greatest comfort. To know that almost any choice I make will be equal to any other.
I am free.
Illustration by Chris van Allsburg.
An interpretation of Jupiter's magnetosphere, the area around an astronomical object dominated by a magnetic field. The solar wind, a constant stream of atomic particles which flows omni-directionally from the Sun, determines the shape of the magnetosphere and replenishes it with particles. Jupiter's field is the strongest yet discovered. Of the inner planets, only the Earth has an extensive magnetosphere (first explored in 1958). A Magnetic Theory of Astrology Biologists have shown that many life forms, such as bacteria, birds and fish, can use the magnetic field of the Earth to find direction. It has been shown that vibrations in the Earth's field do have an effect on the central nervous system of creatures, including humans. The building block of the nervous system is the neuron, containing a message transmitter called an axon. This is usually stimulated by activity within the neuron, but it can also be activated by electrical stimulus from outside. The nervous system can act as an aerial to detect vibrations from the Earth's field. There is growing evidence that the magnetic behavior of the sun is linked to the motion of the planets. The magnetic field of the Earth is linked to the fluctuations of the Sun through the agency of the solar wind. The solar wind is a constant stream of sub-atomic particles flowing from the Sun's corona, 'gusting' and 'squalling' like a real wind. It has also been linked to the phases of the Moon. This means that the whole solar system is playing a 'symphony' on the magnetic field of the Earth. The Magnetic Music of the Spheres According to Dr. Percy Seymour Dr. Seymour's theory states that we are all genetically tuned to receive a different set of 'melodies' from this solar symphony. While in the womb, our five senses are still developing and less effective in receiving information than after birth. However, the womb is no hiding place from the all-pervading magnetic field of the Earth, so the symphonic tunes which we pick up are part of our earliest memories. It is here that the magnetic music of the spheres becomes etched in our brains. The first role of our particular response to this music is to provide the cue for our entry into the world. At later stages in life, when the solar system plays our tune again on the magnetic field of the earth, it evokes these memories and and might influence our response and reaction to any given situation.
My Theory People's behavior and all events on Earth are controlled largely by magnetism. There is a force guiding a movement to and from stimuli that appears to be beyond a person's recognition. Events aren't controlled by men. They're part of the current. The magnetic wind. No one thing controls. The whole thing controls. Maybe. So what does one do?
Try to take control of something and fight the magnetism. Let go and take the ride. Try to get hold of it, or at least figure out where it is. Stop going where one's desires go. Hmmmph. That's a toughie.
Accept it. Reject it. Think it's not coming back. Change it. Leave it be. Forget it. Eat it. Get with it.
Pick and choose.
Well, if you come to me sickly, you know I'm a gonna make you well
And if you come to me all messed up, you know I'm a gonna break the spell
And if you come to me hungry, you know I'll feed you full of my grits
And if it's lovin' you want, I'll love you and give you the shiverin' fits
Cause I'm a Woman
I'm a Woman
I'll bet a $20 goldpiece there ain't nothin' I can't do
I can make a dress out of a feedbag, make a man out of you!
Cause I'm a Woman
I'm a Woo huh munn
Illustration by Jane Ray. I'm a Woman: old blues song
The tea is rich, deep, and strong. Black Tea from China. Very stimulating. Conversations have been known to extend long into the afternoon. Often continued at dinner, sometimes well into the evening. Tea is potent. And a great adjunct to business mixed with pleasure.
Well it looks like we've got major activity going on in the heavens now. The milk is flowing in the galaxy. I don't mind. I'm just along for the ride. Pluto, Mars, Jupiter, Mihz Moon herself....the whole gang! Mars is leaving Sagittarius with a grand send off. Wonder what Capricorn's got cookin' for him.
Before The Day is Done
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King.The things that interested my mother most in her life were peace, people treating one another right, her friends and family, art, cooking, and reading. So naturally when the Civil Rights Movement came, she got right on board. She took me with her as soon as I could walk and talk. Those days were full. She was an activist all her life.
I'm not one to bemoan past mistakes. Everybody makes them. I'm just glad right now that there is possibility that I could cast a vote for an African American for President of the United States in the next election, speaking of "one man, one vote". Sometimes it seems that all our struggles are futile, but I know better.
What a World
I beg to differ.
I'm a cat walkin in a dog's night
Cat walkin tryin to get a bite
Of something to eat that tastes just right
In this dog's life. High heeled chickens digging in the scraps
Dirty dogs chasing off the cats
Everybody giving everybody crap
In this dog's life. Big headed woman with hair so blond
Big red slit where the mouth belong
Big teeth sharp and strong
In this dog's life. Big Jimmie with his bis and pecs
Big man with his big neck
Jimmie comin better step to the left
Gonna be a dog fight. Dog eatin dog, cat fightin cat
Dog beatin dog
And the mouse is runnin with the rat. Big Black Joe got a big red gash
Tring to run with all of the stash
Stealing money from rich white trash
In this dog's life. Pied Piper better come along
Chase these rats right out of this town
They're running all the good folks down
In this dog's life. Just tryin to make something of the night
In this dog's life.
From A Dog's Life by jm. 1986.
Class, class. Attention! Today we will be studying Diogenes' biography of Theophrastus, and the thermodynamic motion of the monofractal molecular nucleus. Please be seated.
Would You Believe It?
It's snowing yet again in Denver.
It hasn't dampened the spirits of our fair city, though. There was rejoicing all week-end as the new Democratic governor, Bill Ritter, was inaugurated in this now totally Democratic state. His wife wore a vintage deep red velvet gown, very unusual. And in keeping with the new trend, grandmothers, grandfathers, all the children, everyone in the family, were there to celebrate. There is a feeling of hope and renewal in the air. He just set off on a whistle-stop train trip through the state.
Let it snow!!
Even close up, Uranus seems mysterious. when Voyager 2 encountered the planet in 1986 it found a featureless world floating around like a cue ball in space. The planet Uranus represents that which does not go with the prevailing direction. Only Pluto occasionally joins Uranus in its eccentricity. And yet Uranus remains part of the system, reminding the others of the successful alternative. Jupiter expands, and these two entities are going to spin together for most of the year, a symbol of events on earth. Jupiter and Saturn represent government by authorities, and Uranus is associated with collective rule. We the People. A form of rebellion is now in motion as the conflict abroad has come home, and the citizens of this country are clashing with the executive branch of its government. I don't think I've ever heard the phrase, "It's what the people want" spoken more than it was last week. Not that the people will actually get all of what they want. No one really does. But the urge for independence and self determination is expanding, both in the individual realm and in the collective. And as always with Uranus, things are bound to take surprising turns. Jupiter will join Pluto in hierarchical Sagittarius soon, trine Saturn, but will be jostled continously by Uranus, a clever one, good with angles. The will of the weakening rulers will be jabbed by that of the people and their newfound mission. The interesting part is the North Node joining Uranus with the people indicating a potential for a moment of synthesis somewhere in this process of societal division that has been going on for some time. The South Node in Virgo shows a problem with the armed forces that can't be fixed right now. This dynamic will gain more attention as it develops, and Neptune comes in to oppose the Saturn, fueling the Uranus and North Node in Pisces. An alternate route is indicated.
The people of this planet are part of an organism that thrives in ways we normally can't perceive. The planet Earth is in turn part of a larger system, and on and on it goes. The mundane events exist in a sequence we can't control. The negative events are necessary. They are not an end in themselves, and not caused by anybody in particular, but part of a progression. Some people with great powers of observation can glean this inner working and even see the value of events in retrospect. From my perspective, I see a growing realization in this country that the enemy is actually within the borders. A corruption that has to be handled. The people are unlikely to get the full perception of the source of anguish, but attacking the current governing force is much like a phagocyte in the body going after a harmful organism. With the Uranian urge to be free of bondage, under the auspices of the Moon's North node, and expanded by Jupiter, there could very well be some progress, as the group becomes aware of the need to maintain the health of the whole system, some of course more consciously that others. Independence has always been an essential part of this body's health.
Some Colorful Facts
Hot off the press today..... REDStimulates energy and can increase blood pressure, respiration, heartbeat, and pulse rate. YELLOWStimulates the nervous system and activates memory. It also encourages communication. GREENNight vision goggles use the color green because the human eye is most sensitive to and able to discern the most shades in this color.....hmmm. BLUEBlue is the favored color choice for toothbrushes. It also aids intuition. PURPLELeonardo da Vinci believed the power of meditation increases 10 times when done in a purple light, as the purple light of stained glass. Purple is my favorite. Purple and red together, heaven on earth.
Something for the Cockles
The temperaure dipped way below zero last night and I practically froze my digits, so I built another vegetable soup. I'll leave it on the stove all day. Help yourself whenever you'd like.
Cold Facts Avenue
Everybody singin hallelujah
Everybody singin hallelujah
Everybody singin hallelujah
Under the streetlights
Deep in the cover of the night
Under cover of the night
Looking for some connection...... People walkin
In and out of neon lights
Up and down
wanderin through the flickering lights
Looking for..... some kind of relief
Someone to meet
Some sweet deal going down
Some sweet deal going down
Some sweet deal going down under cover of the night
Under cover of the night You got your tricks, you need your liquor fix
The crack of the pool balls calling you down, down to the pool hall You can meet me down at the pool hall
Eight-fingered Eddie and and Mo is at the pool hall
Bad Jack Johnson and Joe is at the pool hall
Everybody I know is at the pool hall
They're waitin for that sweet deal
That sweet deal
That sweet deal
In the night. Everybody singin hallelujah
Everybody singin hallelujah
Everybody singin hallelujah. From the song Cold Facts Avenue by jm.
The Age of Empire
This is mine so far. I'm just getting started. I have a house and cathedral and some nice evergreens. An observatory is next. How fortunate to be living in this Great Age. And this is how I financed it.....
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