Thursday, December 11, 2008

The End of the World. Or the Beginning.

Rumor has it that the next full moon is going to be like nothing ever experienced before. A climax of the cosmos. Calamities of immeasurable proportion are hoped for. Excitement you can believe in. The end all be all. Strict celestial orders.
I'm confused. I thought they were all like that. Lifting oceans an' all.
Tides are created because the Earth and the moon are attracted to each other, just like magnets are attracted to each other. The moon tries to pull at anything on the Earth to bring it closer. But, the Earth is able to hold onto everything except the water. Since the water is always moving, the Earth cannot hold onto it, and the moon is able to pull at it.
Darn Moon.
Blue Mesa Petrified Forest:Jack Dykingas


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11/12/08 9:01 AM  
Anonymous Joe said...

"The end of the world! Or, the beginning."

I remember those very words being called out by one of the characters in the Jim Henson movie The Dark Crystal. I should rent the movie just for old times' sake...

11/12/08 10:23 AM  
Blogger m.p.k said...

Well I got a promotion and a raise today, for what it's worth. In these supposedly lean times I'm doing quite well(for now).

And Joe, I absolutely love The Dark Crystal. For years it was my favorite movie.

11/12/08 1:42 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The crowd does seem a little happier now.

Mpk! No disaster??? Congratulations on living your own life and being good at what you do! People's destinies are singular.

I must get Dark Crystal.

11/12/08 2:05 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I have Pluto dancing with my ascendant ruler so I have one of those death and rebirth thingys going on. I can't tell if it's the end I desire or the beginning. Actually, I don't think I'll be so lucky as to get a full blown ending. It's only the prelude for the Uranus crossing anyway. They're all in cahoots. But then, so am I.

11/12/08 2:09 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

mpk, that's great about the promotion. :o)

jm, The Dark Crystal was classic Henson with life-like puppets and exotic scenery. The movie critics didn't get it but it became a cult fave. I responded to the mysteriousness of it, without understanding why. I even had the lunchbox when I was a kid... damn shame that I lost it or tossed it, one or the other. It'd be worth a minor fortune now, perhaps. Oh well. :o)

11/12/08 3:21 PM  
Blogger jm said...

LOL! A lost lunchbox ... precious cargo! Oh well is right. There will be other sources of wealth, I'm sure, especially with Pluto crossing your 8th house and being a dedicated Scorpio, NN-joop in the 8th. Brother can you spare a lunchbox!

Scorp, Pluto, and the 8th are about great losses and gains. The exchange required to get your deepest desires fulfilled.

I love Jim Henson. I'm going to look him up.

11/12/08 3:33 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Sept. 24, 1936.

The exotic scenery was Jupiter and the NN in Sagittarius.

He had Saturn in Pisces opposite Neptune. Fantasy anyone? Dark Crystal Is the perfect example with his Moon in Capricorn and the shaded vision of Saturn. Saturn in Pisces is so fascinating, the mixture of cold reality and otherworldliness. Dark fantasy and the crystalline jewel-like breakup. I must see it.

He had a grand earth trine with Moon, Uranus and Neptune -- perfect for actualizing fantasies. The life-like puppet thing is really interesting since he had so much Libra yet felt a calling to distort reality and create people who aren't people, but who are people. I think his puppets are fascinating.

11/12/08 3:48 PM  
Blogger jm said...

His Sun, Mercury, and Venus hit all your Libra planets in the 5th so his creative vision is beautiful to you. His Mercury exactly conjuncts your 14 Venus so he spoke in your tongue. He touched my Mars-Neptune too.

I was watching reruns of Sat. Night Live and they were awful except for the Muppet parts. He was especially Saturnine and sardonic in those sequences.

11/12/08 3:56 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Btw, I predict nothing will happen tomorrow when the great forces of the universe square up. Big things happen when you least expect it. The intergalactic tricksters. Prediction removes surprise and I don't think the magicians would allow it. So I don't think Lapland will be declaring war on Korea. Of course the rabbit in the hat is an old standard.

I haven't noticed anything unusual about the last couple of weeks. Just the usual agony. I've been bored with current events. Same old bombs, same old crooks.

I have been furious, though, but I attribute that to my Mars-Pluto transit. And last Fri. nite I did have a rather good experience so it could be cosmic. One never knows.

Life is about exciting as usual. The hum drum ecstasy of it all.

11/12/08 4:21 PM  
Blogger yeshe_choden said...

I have been furious

Any songs coming out of that?

I want to hear the songs.

11/12/08 5:44 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

jm, it simply amazes me how you put these pieces together to reveal something else about me I didn't know.

He always seemed a little sad to me, so the Cap Moon does not surprise me in the least, now that I have the vocabulary to work with. He once said that "puppetry is a great way to hide." Must be more of that Neptune.

And I was very sad when he died so untimely in 1990. Such a loss.

11/12/08 5:58 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Any songs coming out of that?

Well, yes, actually. Not anything newly written but in performance. I belted and punched vocally, not striking the keys too hard and the crowd loved it. My full guts expressed, but the fury was nicely controlled. They always want full throttle from my mouth and under the circumstances, I could please them.

My defiant songs are some of my funniest. Dogshit World is not a crowd favorite though. Too personal.

So yesterday I was listening to one of those sarah McLachlan tearjerkers and I thought, "How sad and lovely. Maybe I should do those after all." but I'm normally in a more defiant or neutral mood so I'd better stick to the blues.

The funny thing is, one of my adored and hated Capricorn friends, who makes it a point to ignore my music finally came around when I got a tiny bit rough. Finally! So I guess that's what society needs from me. Nicely packaged as usual. Firm and tiny. Caps know best.

11/12/08 6:05 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Joe. You bring up things in the most timely manner. The connections are perfect and that has everything to do with your Gemini ascendant. I always get information I need when I respond to your posts, so it's a pleasure to reveal you to you astrologically!

I was sad when he died, too. Something about it. I think you're right. He was a sad creature. Yet brought so much joy to us.

The Capricorn Moon is fascinating and I might do an article. The proud owners of them should do better in the coming environment when all the false gaiety gets a tiny bit tiresome under the auspices of sober Saturn.

Your Cap-Libra square is going to get triggered like mad with the coming transits. It's interesting how people I've been talking to are actually looking forward to reality. I even think I might be and that's a miracle.

11/12/08 6:12 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Btw, I just ordered Dark Crystal from the library. I do love this connection thing. You know me and Gemini.

11/12/08 6:14 PM  
Blogger yeshe_choden said...

I, too, was mortally bummed when Jim Henson passed over. His imagination was so wide-ranging, and so healing in its richness and unpredictability, I just assumed it would never end. Wah.

11/12/08 7:33 PM  
Blogger m.p.k said...

I just had to mention how synchronous this whole thread is... My wife and I were just discussing an apartment we lived in where the woman across the way was a professional puppeteer and her mad antics. My friend from Australia (independently) mentioned that friends from Switzerland had visited him, a guy named Shiva (literally) and his wife Anita who is also a professional puppeteer who did a performance just for him.

11/12/08 7:41 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Maybe this is a portent of awakened creativity, mpk. Puppeteering is such an ancient fine art and I also associate it with juggling and the other arts and crafts that defined village social life in history.

The mention of your neighbor's mad antics just sent a buzz through me in anticipation of expanding my creative circles once again. I was thinking of getting involved with theater and I know I'd love it.

This coupled with the talk about Man Ray has got me going.

11/12/08 10:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gaddum! I went offline for 4 days...visited my lovely new nephew, who has a grand trine in fire: moon in aries, pluto in the last gasp of Sagittarius, and LEO ASCENDANT! Da da da DUM!

His mum has Pluto conjunct her ASC in Libra, as well as 8th house gemini moon. (His Dad is a Gemini, don't know his moon but I have some suspicions).

I'm going to this party tomorrow:

Y'all are invited!

11/12/08 10:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Dogshit World"
Oh MY!

I'd buy it! Then again my partner (with his Cappy Sun/Saturn conjunction) says "dogshit" so frequently I'd probably make it a xmas gift (though he was born on boxing day).

thanks for the smiles, as always. you're a genuine crowd pleaser with the cappy moon crowd, I see ;)

11/12/08 10:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh! and the wee bairn is a Libra. Lovely, lovely Libra.

11/12/08 10:46 PM  
Blogger jm said...


You are the bravest of the brave.

Love that little Libra guy. He's got all my stuff. It's going to be a lively household. Just wait 'til that Aries Moon trine Pluto starts banging in the pots and pans!


Then again my partner (with his Cappy Sun/Saturn conjunction) says "dogshit" so frequently I'd probably make it a xmas gift

No one has appreciated this tune yet, one of my best. It was a melodic discussion of all the people being dragged around on a leash by dogs, and added social criticisms. I love your guy!!!

Party? I'll check it out! I never miss one.

11/12/08 11:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh JM!!! you just missed the funniest thing ever! I bumped into B in the hallway. He had a bicycle helmet's late at night, right? So I say "where are you going?"
B: "No where. Where are YOU going?"
I just laughed..."well I don't normally wear a helmet inside but whatever tickles you."

Then he put a balaclava on...and put the helmet back on over it. It was then I realized it's supposed to snow tomorrow and he'll be riding his bicycle all day.

God love him, he thinks I'm too stoopid to explain this all to, and thus he's sitting there with a balaclava and helmet on his head, looking at me like I'M nuts! Hee!

11/12/08 11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, being off the internet is funny.
I like coming back here though! I'm off to bed. Thanks for being a welcoming host, as always!

11/12/08 11:25 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Don't laugh too hard in your dreams. They might wonder. Sounds like it was a joyous family event. Or else you two were apart for a few days and found joy again!

11/12/08 11:32 PM  
Blogger m.p.k said...

Then again my partner (with his Cappy Sun/Saturn conjunction) says "dogshit" so frequently I'd probably make it a xmas gift

This is funny I have sun/saturn with cap asc and nn in cap and I say "dogsnacks" quite often. I've said it since I was a kid as a sort of alternative expletive. I have even penned a few reviews with the name "Diogenes Dogsnacks".

12/12/08 8:54 AM  
Blogger yeshe_choden said...

Diogenes Dogsnacks

Quick, MPK! Copyright that before the thoughtnoodle finds J.K. Rowling!


12/12/08 10:03 AM  
Anonymous Joe said...

LOL that does sound like a character from Harry Potter. The series if finished, so that means Rowling is probably looking for a new hero!

12/12/08 10:42 AM  
Blogger jm said...

LOL!! Diogenes Dogsnacks takes the cake.

Capricorn or no, nothing like a Moon-joop in Aquarius not to mention Gemini galore and its love of words and phrases. alternative expletive says it well.

That one is truly great and my Gemini-Sadge planets are singing right now.

Rowling is probably looking for a new hero!

Heheh. She's not the only one.

12/12/08 2:29 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I wonder what sign the thoughtnoodle is?

12/12/08 2:32 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Anyway, I haven't gone into my waste removal theories yet and the problems it poses for mankind, but it has affected me in many ways personally. I try to be objective, though, being supersensitive.

When I traveled to Paris years ago, I was led to believe it was a fabulous city, beautiful beyond imagination, a treat for the human senses. Well, when I got there I was overwhelmed with the smell of stale piss. The pissoirs in that day were partially open enclosures on every corner. It was powerful. And all the while people were chomping down on food ... little hot dogs in pastries, croissants, bread, of course, snacks in cafes, you name it they were eating it with the stink pervading. I think they've closed them up now. Evolution proceeds.

Then there's New York, where I spent so much time as a child. I was told it also was a gorgeous cultural mecca, yet the stench of dog turds was everywhere. The people, I admit, tried to "curb their dogs" as the law stated. But it did nothing for the smell and stray mounds were routinely stepped in by all.

But history marches on and plastic bags made especially for the purpose of collecting dogshit were developed. Good idea. I do laud the human species for actually using these inventions, as they do quite religiously in my town. And it does smell rather sweet. The only turds allowed downtown come from the large population of rabbits who reside there. Waste removal remains problematic, however.

12/12/08 3:27 PM  
Blogger m.p.k. said...

When coming up with Diogenes Dogsnacks I made the connection subconsciously somehow. But it really does fit, if you're interested look up Diogenes of Sinope. I always like this about him meeting Alexander the Great:

The story goes that while Diogenes was relaxing in the sunlight one morning, Alexander, thrilled to meet the famous philosopher, asked if there was any favour he might do for him. Diogenes replied, "Yes: Stand out of my sunlight.

12/12/08 3:53 PM  
Blogger jm said...


Exactly my type. I'm in love again and I didn't want to be for a minute. That pesky Venus-Uranus. Diogenes is the man.

Going to look him up. One thing about these myriad planets hitting my Gemini stellium opposite Sadge is a desire for new peeps to join in and lively obtuse conversation. 400 BC is as good a place as any to search.

Welcome, Diogenes. Bring your snacks and stay out of my full moon light.

ROFL!!!OMG, my sides!!!!!

He is said to have lived in a large tub, rather than a house, and to have walked through the streets carrying a lamp in the daytime, claiming to be looking for an honest man.

Omg. I really am in love.

12/12/08 4:04 PM  
Blogger m.p.k. said...

When I traveled to Paris years ago, I was led to believe it was a fabulous city, beautiful beyond imagination, a treat for the human senses.

Sounds like my trip to hike the Inca trail in Peru back in 1999. I was ready for breathtaking vistas of the ruins (and there were such places). But there almost no bathrooms along the trail and the traffic was so high that the trail environs were littered with wisps of toilet paper and reeking stench. So much so that we called it the "stInca trail". I here it's better now.

12/12/08 4:04 PM  
Blogger jm said...


You completely understand.

12/12/08 4:07 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The realities people chose to face. Quite selective we are. My nose knows, though.

This is fascinating mpk. Thank you so much.

Believing that virtue was better revealed in action and not theory, his life was a relentless campaign to debunk the social values and institutions of what he saw as a corrupt society

Many anecdotes of Diogenes refer to his dog-like behavior, and his praise of a dog's virtues. It is not known whether Diogenes was insulted with the epithet "doggish" and made a virtue of it, or whether he first took up the dog theme himself. The modern terms cynic and cynical derive from the Greek word kynikos, the adjective form of kyon, meaning dog.[3] Diogenes believed human beings live artificially and hypocritically and would do well to study the dog.

Man and Dog

12/12/08 4:11 PM  
Blogger jm said...

So according to that theory the US is well on her way to becoming an advanced non-corrupt society. A little more study is in order, though. Of course, my guy could have been a kook.

12/12/08 4:13 PM  
Blogger m.p.k. said...

Greetings from Hurricane, Utah. It looks a lot like this picture where I'm staying this week...

13/12/08 6:06 PM  
Blogger yeshe_choden said...


Lucky You.

13/12/08 8:38 PM  
Blogger John from Taos said...

I know someone in Hurricane! Two people, actually. If you're staying with Beth, say hello for me. :-)

13/12/08 9:05 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Earth to mpk!

Earth to mpk!

Can you hear us????

We're trapped in cyberspace. Help!!!!

13/12/08 9:34 PM  
Blogger m.p.k. said...

LOL, I'm still here, but I just came down, literally! My friends have a small plane and today we flew all around the outskirts of St. George and environs. The desert was covered with a dusting of snow and it was a glorious day to be in the skies.

14/12/08 6:12 PM  

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