Snorkeling on coral reefs in Nha Trang Bay
Venus enters Sagittarius Dec 1 and frolics through Christmas Day.
Venus in Sag has an appetite for freedom, play, higher knowledge, the good life, horses, easy friendship, exploration, and seeking.
Finding? … a little boring.
Go chase your inner frisbee.
image: John Wilhelm
I do readings, consultations, occasional divinations, holy evocations, and frequent provocations around this astro-stuff. My online conscious marketing coaches told me to say so.
BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS, Alex Grey,
born on November 29, 1953.
Alex is the quintessential Uranian* dude, who sets the standard for visionary esoteric art.
He represents in his paintings the etheric matrix that may underlie and penetrate all life force interactions.
There are legion imitations of his work found in the New Age quasi-transcendent art realm, but few carry the Duende impact that emanates from his inspired offerings.
He is spiritually grounded in the Buddhist tradition and brings in the contemporary influence of Ken Wilber’s Integral Cosmology , a notably Uranian system.
For those interested in his work and life, he currently holds visionary reveling at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, — CoSM in New York State, which he founded with his wife.
Brief Facebook-ready astro-musings:
Sagittarius Sun, Capricorn Ascendant, Virgo Moon
His horoscope shows the planet Uranus trining (facilitating) Venus conjunct Mercury in Scorpio, – a classic artist’s signature and is also squaring (challenging) Neptune/Mars/Libra, suggesting a person who is torqued to go beyond the norm to represent his truth/the Truth.
Jupiter/Gemini trines the Neptune/Mars conjunction, — an expansive and enterprising visionary.
Pluto squares the Venus-Mercury/Scorpio placements.
None of this business is for sissies.
I do astrological consultations/readings with the Human Design system for people who resonate with the arty-spirit stuff you see here.
Hygge season is upon us in the mid to Northern latitudes.
In Danish, hygge (pronounced “HUE-gah”) can be described in many ways, but one can see it simply as the Danish ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures.
Friends. Family. Graciousness.
Blankets. Cats. Candles. Cinnamon. Soft colors. Lavender. Puppies.Tea. Cruelty-free cookies.Lieder. Light chorales.
Fireplaces. Small fountains. Smiles.
Justices Roberts, Kennedy, Thomas, Breyer, Alito, Kagan and Gorsuch write:
“The application for a stay presented to Justice Kennedy and by him referred to the Court is granted, and the District Court’s October 20, 2017 order granting a preliminary injunction is stayed pending disposition of the Government’s appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and disposition of the Government’s petition for a writ of certiorari, if such writ is sought.”
“The application for a stay presented to The Chief Justice and by him referred to the Court is granted, and the District Court’s October 17, 2017 order granting a preliminary injunction is stayed pending disposition of the Government’s appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and disposition of the Government’s petition for a writ of certiorari, if such writ is sought.”
So Trump’s travel ban is Constitutional after all. Huh.
The Logan Act (19 USC 953) provides:
“Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.”
The key phrase is “in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States.” The Constitution provides for declarations of war. No such declaration has been made since World War II. There are no current “disputes or controversies with the United States” that are recognized by the Constitution. It is also practically impossible to “defeat a measure.” Talk and write about whatever you want with whomever you want, you won’t violate the Logan Act. And be sure not to lie to an FBI agent because you are worried about being charged under the Logan Act.
“Things got even worse after the election. The mainstream media, shamed and humbled by Trump’s election victory, decided to attack him with a vengeance on everything he said and did.
“They didn’t actually have to overdo it. By virtue of his personality, President Trump gave them a lot of material, and they’d have been fine if they’d covered his flaws and missteps straight up. But they overplayed their hand, and not a little. Many mainstream journalists have become a little grandiose. They’ve joined the ‘Resistance,’ and see themselves as grand defenders of democracy, as brave protectors of norms and institutions.
“The result is, you see a lot of preening, grandstanding, boundary-crossing journalism.”
“The news media in recent days uncritically featured [Faye] Gary [no relation!] making the undocumented claim on MSNBC that as a police officer ‘we were also told to watch him at the ball games to make sure that he didn’t hang around the cheerleaders.’
”The news media seemingly failed to vet Gary, with numerous articles and the MSNBC interview not mentioning that Moore was the prosecutor in an 1982 high profile case that sent her brother, Jimmy Wright, to prison on charges of possession of a controlled substance. This after a second charge, unlawful sale of a controlled substance, was dropped.
“The case was known locally as the ‘drugs in the mouth’ case because, according to the state’s evidence, Wright allegedly tried to hide cocaine wrapped in foil in his mouth while his home was being searched. The Gadsden Times on April 9, 1982, documented how in his closing arguments, Moore put wrapped foil in his mouth that was ten times larger than the foil allegedly found on Wright in order to demonstrate that such a feat was possible.”
“A truth that’s told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.”
― William Blake, Auguries of Innocence
“The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.”
― William Blake
William Blake was born on November 28, 1757, and shuffled off his mortal coil in 1827.
He was arguably the most fertile Seer & Imagineer of word and image in Western history. To honor that succulent claim, both I and the local angels of subversive uplift declare it WILLIAM BLAKE WEEK here in the hood.
Blake lived in London for his entire life, save for a brief few stints in nearby Felpham, yet he traveled far and wide within interior realms, creating luminous worlds of poetic mythology and visual mysticism.
Reverent of the Bible, but hostile to all organized religion, he was supportive of and influenced by the ideals of the American and French revolutions, with which he came to later to be disillusioned for its exchanging harsh monarchy with the tyranny of coarse mercantilism.
Black Friday weekend in the U.S., for example.
Delirious Trumpfers, for example.
Blake sought the marriage of body and spirit, rejected the division of soul by the church, advocated ‘free love’ yet warned of the predatory nature of sexuality, abhorred slavery of any kind – of races and of women in the home.
Facebook-ready Moderately Superficial Astro-musings:
Sag Sun conjunct Jupiter in the 5th house — a festive orgy of creative expression. Jupiter conjunct Mercury — a writer/publisher.
Cancer Rising (cusp of Leo) and a 12th House Cancer Moon (like me) — a sensitive and compassionate soul, – Moon in opposition to Capricorn Venus — an appreciator of the feminine….a tango between love of daily work and a call to spirit.
Uranus in the 9th squared by Pluto and trined by Neptune. The iconoclast’s iconoclast in regard to aspirations of the spirit and soul.
Mars. Lots of it. Mars in Leo in the first conjunct Neptune and trined by Pluto/Sag….. a visionary (insane?) Mars with incontestable intent.
Opposed by Saturn, quincunx from Uranus — never easy for Bill Blake.
He was said to be cantankerous by many reports, as the chart would corroborate – a cocktail of genius, impatience, and sensitivity, — and was considered mad by most of his contemporaries.
May each of us be as mad as Bill Blake and in our own uniquely sovereign ways.
I do readings, consultations, occasional divinations, and frequent provocations around this astro-stuff.