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Friday September 18, 2020

Friday September 18, 2020

– New Moon Phase  – begin, initiate, wish, project, set an intention

– Moon in Libra

– Sun in Virgo 

– Black Moon Days – Black Moon Conjunct the Earth – 17th – 19th

– Retrograde Planets:  Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, Chiron, Uranus, Mars

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –September 17th – 18th – Bake, Cut Firewood, Mow to Increase Growth, Dig Holes, Wax Floors, Get Married, Buy Clothes, Entertain Friends, Host a Party

– Gardening tips  (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –  September 17th – 18th – Excellent for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Good days for planting peas, beans, tomatoes, peppers, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, Texas, and California.

– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): All goddesses on board

– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Kathe, God of the South, God of Experience

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – New moon in Leo: “A boy with censer serves near the priest at the altar” (& A New Moon reveals that it’s time for people to go ahead with their different projects)

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “A Triangle with Wings”

SUN:  27 Virgo: Aristocratic elderly ladies drinking afternoon tea in a wealthy home

EARTH:  27 Pisces: A Harvest Moon illuminates the sky

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Thursday September 17, 2020

Thursday September 17, 2020

– New Moon Phase @ 7:00 AM – begin, initiate, wish, project, set an intention

– Moon in Virgo – Void of Course 7:42 AM – 2:56 PM – Moving to Libra

– Sun in Virgo 

– Black Moon Days – Black Moon Conjunct the Earth – 17th – 19th

– Retrograde Planets:  Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, Chiron, Uranus, Mars

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –September 17th – 18th – Bake, Cut Firewood, Mow to Increase Growth, Dig Holes, Wax Floors, Get Married, Buy Clothes, Entertain Friends, Host a Party

– Gardening tips  (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –  September17th – 18th – Excellent for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Good days for planting peas, beans, tomatoes, peppers, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, Texas, and California.

– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): All goddesses on board

– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Kathe, God of the South, God of Experience

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – New moon in Leo: “A boy with censer serves near the priest at the altar” (& A New Moon reveals that it’s time for people to go ahead with their different projects)

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “A Triangle with Wings”

SUN:  26 Virgo: A boy with censer serves near the priest at the altar

EARTH:  26 Pisces: A New Moon reveals that it’s time for people to go ahead with their different projects

Happy New Moon! And how convenient it is that the New Moon Phase begins at 7:00 AM. Each of the days charts that I pull is done at 7:00 AM. So on the day of the new Moon, I usually run a second chart to correspond to the exact time of the New Moon.

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday September 16, 2020

Wednesday September 16, 2020

– Balsamic Moon Phase  – release, transform, healing, forgiveness, prepare for the new

– Moon in Virgo

– Sun in Virgo 

– Retrograde Planets:  Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, Chiron, Uranus, Mars

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – September 15th – 16th – Mow to Slow Growth, Harvest, Quit Smoking, Start Diet to Lose Weight, Kill Plant Pests

– Gardening tips  (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –  September 13th – 16th – Clear ground, turn sod, or kill plant pests.

– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): All goddesses on board

– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Kathe, God of the South, God of Experience

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – New moon in Leo: “Daybreak — the luminescence of dawn in the eastern sky” (& Earth An ancient pottery bowl filled with violets)

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “A Triangle with Wings”

SUN:  25 Virgo: A flag at half-mast in front of public building

EARTH:  25 Pisces: The purging of the priesthood

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Tuesday September 15, 2020

Tuesday September 15, 2020

– Balsamic Moon Phase  – release, transform, healing, forgiveness, prepare for the new

– Moon in Leo – Void of Course 11:09 AM – 3:37 PM – Moving to Virgo

– Sun in Virgo 

– Retrograde Planets:  Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, Chiron, Uranus, Mars

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – September 15th – 16th – Mow to Slow Growth, Harvest, Quit Smoking, Start Diet to Lose Weight, Kill Plant Pests

– Gardening tips  (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –  September 13th – 16th – Clear ground, turn sod, or kill plant pests.

– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): All goddesses on board

– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Kathe, God of the South, God of Experience

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – New moon in Leo: “Daybreak — the luminescence of dawn in the eastern sky” (& Earth An ancient pottery bowl filled with violets)

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “A Triangle with Wings”

SUN:  24 Virgo: Mary and her white lamb

EARTH:  24 Pisces: An inhabited island

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Happy Monday! September 14, 2020

Monday September 14, 2020

– Balsamic Moon Phase  – release, transform, healing, forgiveness, prepare for the new

– Moon in Leo

– Sun in Virgo 

– Jupiter goes Direct today @ 18 Capricorn – “the Union Jack flies from a new British warship”

– Retrograde Planets:  Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, Chiron, Uranus, Mars

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – September 13th – 14th – Cut Hair to Slow Growth, Mow to Slow Growth, Dig Post Holes, Harvest, Pick Apples and Pears, Quit Smoking, Perform Demolition, Wash Wooden Floors, Paint, Get Married, Start Diet to Lose Weight, Entertain Friends, Host a Party, Kill Plant Pests

– Gardening tips  (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –  September 13th – 16th – Clear ground, turn sod, or kill plant pests.

– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): All goddesses on board

– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Kathe, God of the South, God of Experience

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – New moon in Leo: “Daybreak — the luminescence of dawn in the eastern sky” (& Earth An ancient pottery bowl filled with violets)

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “A Triangle with Wings”

SUN:  23 Virgo: A lion tamer rushes fiercely into the circus arena

EARTH:  23 Pisces: A “materializing medium” giving a séance

Happy Monday! Make a list of things that make you happy and then plan your day accordingly. Have a great week!

What things make you happy? 

It’s a question for the ages. And how many of those things are we doing throughout the day. vs How many things are we doing throughout the day that we do not like.

I see this as an important lesson for people to do. Consider the things you like and write them down. Writing them down is important.

It is like bringing them to life. 

I like a good cup of coffee. For me that is easy. I go to my coffee pot and pour a cup. No going to Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks. Just straight out of the machine. Strong, Black, Hot. I can see the pot out in the kitchen from where I sit. Easy enough to go out and pour some more. In this I am lucky. I like the coffee that I brew better than anything else. Saves me a hell of a lot of money vs. buying it from some bougie coffee shop.

This is what I like.

What about you? Do you have your perfect cup of coffee? Can you imagine it? Where you get it. what you put in it. How it smells and tastes. Is getting that cup of coffee an experience? What about the experience do you enjoy?

Life is filled with seemingly simple decisions that have so much more complexity than we think about.

The Point

But the point of this exercise is to begin to focus on things that you like. And see what we can do to bring more of it into our lives.

If you are lucky then you enjoy your job. They say if you are doing what you love then you never “work” a day in your life. I have been lucky that when i have had “jobs” that they have been doing things that I like. I had one job that I seriously did not like. I needed a job and it presented itself. But it was drudgery every day for the six months I worked at it. Leaving work was like being released from prison. And after having experienced it, I will not repeat it ever.

I bring up work because it is often what we do most often. Unless you are independently wealthy, the money has to come from somewhere. So the idea is to find a job where you are making money doing what you like.

I had another job that I worked at for 7 years. I loved what I was doing. But I could not stand the people i was doing it for. I could go into work, stay in my office and do all I had to do and interact with my bosses as little as possible. It was a trade off. I truly enjoyed what I did. The money was good.

Eventually it ended, and that was a good thing. I found a better job – also doing work I loved. I have been lucky in that regard.

So Back to the List.

Try it today. List things you like. Put them in categories. Consider what parts of your life they may have an effect on.

Is your life entirely made up of the things you like? Probably not. But can you maximize the good things and minimize the bad?

We can hope.

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Sunday September 13, 2020

Sunday September 13, 2020

– Balsamic Moon Phase  – release, transform, healing, forgiveness, prepare for the new

– Moon in Cancer – Void of Course 8:05 AM – 11:32 AM – Moving to Leo

– Sun in Virgo 

– Retrograde Planets:  Saturn, Jupiter, Pluto, Neptune, Chiron, Uranus, Mars

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – September 13th – 14th – Cut Hair to Slow Growth, Mow to Slow Growth, Dig Post Holes, Harvest, Pick Apples and Pears, Quit Smoking, Perform Demolition, Wash Wooden Floors, Paint, Get Married, Start Diet to Lose Weight, Entertain Friends, Host a Party, Kill Plant Pests

– Gardening tips  (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –  September 13th – 16th – Clear ground, turn sod, or kill plant pests.

– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): All goddesses on board

– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Kathe, God of the South, God of Experience

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – New moon in Leo: “Daybreak — the luminescence of dawn in the eastern sky” (& Earth An ancient pottery bowl filled with violets)

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “A Triangle with Wings”

SUN:  21 Virgo: Royal coat of arms enriched with precious stones

EARTH:  21 Pisces: A prophet bringing down the new law from Mount Sinai

If you remember yesterday as the moon was dancing opposite Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn. Today, they all square to that crazy retrograding Mars that is sitting at 29 Aries – The Music of the Spheres. So for fun, take a look back at what you saw yesterday and put a soundtrack to it.

As for me, the Best Days for yesterday said that it was a good time for canning fruits and vegetables. So that was the plan for the weekend.

The 2020 lockdowns have done much for all of us staying home.  I think we all remembered the shortages of February, March and April. And while we probably cannot make our own toilet paper, many are stocking up on food staples.

We bought a bread maker last April. It was a great idea, except you could not find either flour or yeast to make the bread (got it now).

For my small garden, we had Lettuce, Tomatoes , Peppers. cucumbers, zucchini, Turnips and Cantaloupes. We did not grow enough to can, but enjoyed the fresh veggies throughout the summer.

So we decided to can preserves throughout the summer. We used to do this back about 12 years ago. We stopped after we found ourselves with 3 small children running around the house.

Friday I was out at the Orchard getting apples and peaches. And then on a search for canning jars. This would not usually be an issue, but a lot more people have decided to try their hand at canning. And like so many other companies during this pandemic, Ball did not expect the demand. But we have still done pretty well:

We started canning jams and jellies for the most selfish of reasons. My wife Linda likes Jam. And most of what is available in the stores is crap. She liked Knott’s Berry Farm Jellies until we could no longer find them. I never figured out whether they stopped making it or stopped selling it on the East Coast.  So one year, we decided to do it ourselves.

We discovered a few things. First, you need the right equipment. We found a good canning pot, which helps. But even more is the stock pot with the thick metal bottom. It keeps the fruit from burning.

Second was how much fresh fruit is available here in Eastern PA. We live in a suburb that is like an island in the middle of farmland.

Our first year, we went to Ontelaunee Orchards in Leesport, PA. We picked Strawberries, Blueberries and Sour Cherries. We also found a peach orchard in Tuckerton (you won’t find that one on a map). Neither farm is still there today. We bought most of our fruit at Brecknock Orchard – in northern Lancaster County. The great thing about Brecknock is that they sell a lot of seconds – in a large variety.

So from left to right, we have Strawberry, Blueberry, Sour Cherry (Brecknock also sells these frozen and pitted), Apple Pie Jam, Triple Berry (Strawberry, Raspberry and Blackberry), Peach Sauce, Peach Jam, Grape (we cheated and used juice – not many concord grapes around here), Apple Butter and Apple Sauce.

While this will not likely keep us alive over the winter, it will make sure we have good jam all the time. PLUS, it is great for gifts.

We still have more peaches and apples, so we may be canning again in the next week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Saturday September 12, 2020

Saturday September 12, 2020

– Third Quarter Moon Phase  – realign, revise, reorient, surrender, complete

– Moon in Cancer

– Sun in Virgo 

– Retrograde Planets:  Saturn, Jupiter, Pluto, Neptune, Chiron, Uranus, Mars

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – September 11th – 12th – Can Fruits and Vegetables, Mow to Slow Growth, Brew Beer, Get Married

– Gardening tips  (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –  September 11th – 12th – Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Good days for transplanting. Fine planting days for fall potatoes, turnips, onions, carrots, beets, and other root crops.

– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): All goddesses on board

– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Kathe, God of the South, God of Experience

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – New moon in Leo: “Daybreak — the luminescence of dawn in the eastern sky” (& Earth An ancient pottery bowl filled with violets)

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “A Triangle with Wings”

SUN:  21 Virgo: A girls’ basketball team

EARTH:  21 Pisces: A little white lamb, a child, and a Chinese servant

The symbol for the Earth today is an interesting one. Child, Lamb and Chinese servant. What on Earth can that mean?

The oddity of the three is a lot about the meaning. It is about connectedness or interconnectedness. What puts them together.

Movies and books where this theme runs through it are my wife’s favorite. Three that IU can think of t=off the top of my head include Traffic, Babel and Love Actually. In each of them, you follow the lives of characters that are leading somewhere. You cannot figure where. Until the end seems to tie them all together.  BTW other than Love Actually, which I watch every year around Christmas, the other 2 are not worth watching IMHO. Torture yourself if you like.

Add to this is the Moon opposing three of our retrograde planets within a 24 hour timeframe – Jupiter, Pluto and then Saturn. Homework for the day is to look up what it means when the moon is opposing these planets. Go to a Search engine and type:

Moon opposite Jupiter

Moon opposite Puuto

Moon opposite Saturn

You are looking for the definition of these oppositions “in transit”. You will see that they are all transitional reactions. If you want to have lots more fun, look at your own chart and see how these planets aspect your chart.

And for the Earth Energy of the day, look for things happening that may seem to have nothing to do with one another. Watch for those synchronous moments: people who show up unexpectedly, conflicts that arise suddenly. events that bring people together. Let us know how it goes.

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Friday September 11, 2020

Friday September 11, 2020

– Third Quarter Moon Phase  – realign, revise, reorient, surrender, complete

– Moon in Gemini – Void of Course 12:48 AM – 4:23 AM Moving to Cancer

– Sun in Virgo 

– Mars Stations Retrograde 

– Retrograde Planets:  Saturn, Jupiter, Pluto, Neptune, Chiron, Uranus, Mars

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – September 11th – 12th – Can Fruits and Vegetables, Mow to Slow Growth, Brew Beer, Get Married

– Gardening tips  (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –  September11th – 12th – Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Good days for transplanting. Fine planting days for fall potatoes, turnips, onions, carrots, beets, and other root crops.

– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): All goddesses on board

– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Kathe, God of the South, God of Experience

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – New moon in Leo: “Daybreak — the luminescence of dawn in the eastern sky” (& Earth An ancient pottery bowl filled with violets)

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “A Triangle with Wings”

SUN:  20 Virgo: A caravan of cars headed for promised lands

EARTH:  20 Pisces: A table set for an evening meal

Today is Patriot Day. Odd name made up for the notorious 9/11. A Name made up to evoke patriotism and memories of how the tragedy that befell the world when the Twin Towers were struck and destroyed changed us forever. And no matter what the cause of the 9/11 (Islamic Terrortists, the cabal, the CIA, what have you) the impact on our society and our way of life was severe.

On the good side, we drew together as a nation. And to a lesser extent as a world. We felt together and for about a year even politicians argued less.

On the Bad side, we saw how a single attack could devastate the world. The USA went on a one week travel lockdown. The world economy tanked. It spawned The Patriot Act (a beautified term for the reduction in constitutionally mandated rights promised in the Bill of Rights regarding Individual privacy). It justified wars throughout the Middle East. More targeted terrorist attacks.

I will not be debating the causes today. But wanted to remind everyone about how fear can be used to control the world. Consider who actually benefited from spreading that fear.

Today, “A Table is set for an evening meal.” Look at 9/11 in light of the set table. The event affected us. Affected our world. Went into preparing ourselves for today.

The energetics of the day are filled with possibilities and potentials. We are best to focus on the positives.

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Thursday September 10, 2020

Thursday September 10, 2020

– Third Quarter Moon Phase  – realign, revise, reorient, surrender, complete

– Moon in Gemini

– Sun in Virgo 

– Mars Stations Retrograde 

– Retrograde Planets:  Saturn, Jupiter, Pluto, Neptune, Chiron, Uranus, Mars

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – September 10th – Cut Hair to Slow Growth, Mow to Slow Growth, Harvest, Quit Smoking, Wash Wooden Floors, Buy a Car, Host a Party, Write, Kill Plant Pests

– Gardening tips  (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –  September 8th – 10th – Seeds planted now tend to rot in ground.

– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): All goddesses on board

– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Kathe, God of the South, God of Experience

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – New moon in Leo: “Daybreak — the luminescence of dawn in the eastern sky” (& Earth An ancient pottery bowl filled with violets)

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “A Triangle with Wings”

SUN:  19 Virgo: A swimming race

EARTH:  19 Pisces: A master instructing his disciple

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Wednesday September 9, 2020

Wednesday September 9, 2020

– Disseminating Moon Phase  – share, demonstrate, teach, learn, feed back, distribution

– Moon in Gemini

– Sun in Virgo 

– Retrograde Planets:  Saturn, Jupiter, Pluto, Neptune, Chiron, Uranus, Mars

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – September 9th – Cut Hair to Slow Growth, Mow to Slow Growth, Quit Smoking, Wash Wooden Floors, Buy a Car, Host a Party, Write, Kill Plant Pests

– Gardening tips  (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –  September 8th – 10th – Seeds planted now tend to rot in ground.

– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): All goddesses on board

– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Kathe, God of the South, God of Experience

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – New moon in Leo: “Daybreak — the luminescence of dawn in the eastern sky” (& Earth An ancient pottery bowl filled with violets)

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “A Triangle with Wings”

SUN:  18 Virgo: Two girls playing with a ouija board

EARTH:  18 Pisces: In a huge tent a famous revivalist conducts his meeting with a spectacular performance