Thursday April 30, 2020

Thursday April 30, 2020

– 1st Quarter Moon Phase (@4:38 PM EST): step out, take action, breaking away, expression

– Moon in Virgo

– Sun in Taurus

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – Cut Firewood, Mow to Increase Growth, Dig Holes, Paint, Get Married, Entertain Friends, Host a Party, Travel for Pleasure, Kill Plant Pests

– Gardening tips April 29-30 (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –Grub out weeds, briars, and other plant pests.

– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): Tara – Goddess Who Guides

– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Ian, God of the East, God of Wisdom

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: “The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow”

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

SUN: 11 TAURUS – A woman sprinkling flowers

EARTH: 11 SCORPIO –  A drowning man is being rescued

The Day’s Sabian Symbols are filled with water. And while the woman sprinkles her flowers, Mother Nature will be releasing a deluge on my garden this afternoon. We are in the windstorm before the flood here in Eastern PA as I write this.

Building on yesterday’s assessment, I am coming up with another list. This time let us consider lessons we have learned during this Zombie Apocalypse.

If you were reading Astrogarden’s for the last 2 years, a major theme has been on Prepping. One of the reasons I wanted to increase and improve my garden was to provide food for my family. Healthy, natural food. As clean and GMO free as I could manage. And in the case of cucumbers, I pickled and canned as well. We can do more. But it has been a start.

How Will The Corona-Zombie-Apoc Change Your Ways?

This is a list of things that I will be considering in the future. The Corona Lockdown caught people off guard. How many had to resort to facial tissues to wipe your butt when TP flew off the shelves? Newspaper? Leaves? A Corncob???

All kidding aside, everyone has seen the shortages. It has not been as bad as it could have been. We haven’t lost power or water. But we have had to change the way we do things. So this list will outline some of the things I can think of that need to be remembered in the future. These are things we

Stock Up on Personal Essential Goods – Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Tooth paste, soap, Lysol, Antiseptic Wipes, Bleach, Batteries, Matches

Stock up on Dry Staples (food) – Sugar, Flour, Canned goods, Beans, pasta, Water

Stock Medical Supplies – Most people have some things – mostly what you use everyday. But Zombietime reminds us to make sure we have a lot of other things: Band Aids, Alcohol, Peroxide, Advil, Antacid, Antihistimines

Plan a garden – Its the beginning of Spring. What better time to dig up a square in your yard and plant some tomatoes.

Protection – We have not reached apocalypse levels. But have you thought about how bad it could get? Would-you be ready if The Shit Hit the Fan? People rioting? Government locking down? How far would you go to protect yourself? Do you have reliable door and window locks?

What if we lose electricity? Do you have a batteries? Lights? Candles? What about a generator?

What do you know about your water supply? Do you have your own well? If not, where does it come from, before it hits your tap? ( I wrote a couple articles about this that can be found by scrolling down in the Prepping tab above.)

Do you have a radio – operated by batteries? Its a little old school these days, but its a pretty good idea to have one around. And even better, one that can pick up short wave bands. When all else fails, this is where people will communicate.

Do you have gasoline?

Do you have a charcoal grill (with charcoal)?

These are a few things to think about. Think about yourself in your own life. What things will you need? What things did you find missing what we went into lockdown?

Please share your thoughts and experiences.