Monday September 21, 2020
– Crescent Moon Phase – challenge, growth, struggle, expansion, gathering
– Moon in Scorpio – Void of Course 2:13 PM – 3:32 PM – Moving to Sagittarius
– Sun in Virgo
– Mars Conjunct the Black Moon – With the moon Opposing – 19th – 24th
– Retrograde Planets: Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, Chiron, Uranus, Mars
– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –September 21st – 22nd – Cut Firewood, Mow to Increase Growth, Castrate Farm Animals, Dig Holes, Wean, Potty Train, Wash Windows, Advertise to Sell, Ask for Loan, Travel for Pleasure, Kill Plant Pests
– Gardening tips (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – September 21st – 22nd – Start seedbeds. Excellent time for planting aboveground crops that can be planted now, including leafy vegetables which will do well.
– 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: 29 Virgo: A man gaining secret knowledge from an ancient scroll he is reading
EARTH: 29 Pisces: Light breaking through into many colors as it passes through a prism
Happy Monday! “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill
It has been a long time since I lived in Southern California – where there are earthquakes much more regularly than there are here in Pennsylvania. Funny thing though. Where I moved in PA (the Reading Area) we are near a fault of sorts. It is in an area called “Sinking Spring.” The area is known for sink holes and an occasional rumble (I think there have been 5 since I moved here 30 years ago)
But anyways, the reason I bring it up is that on Saturday Morning, I awoke to friends from back home messaging on Facebook about an Earthquake in the Whittier area. I still have family there, so the worry antennae were up. It was 9:00 EST – – meaning 6:00 AM on the west coast. I sent a Facebook message to both of my sisters – who live i Northern California. I figured they might be awake.
And I was correct. But they had heard nothing. We had a good chat though.
Memories of 1987
This was a far too familiar feeling for me. Back in 1987 (October 1 @ 7:42 AM), Whittier was hit by an Earthquake. My family lived there. I was living in San Diego at the time. I was away at school. Though it was 100 miles away, I recall waking up around that time thinking there was movement of some kind. But let is pass and went back to sleep.
Now let’s think back to what it was like back in the olden days on the 1980’s.
- I did not used to watch television news in the morning. I read newspapers. San Diego Union, LA Times and the Wall Street Journal. Every Morning.
- I rode my bike to campus so no radio access.
- I spent 4-6 hours on campus between classes and the library.
So throughout the day, I did not know anything had happened in my hometown.
I was in an early afternoon class when someone asked me if my family was OK – they had heard the news and knew I was from Whittier. At that point, I had heard that there was an earthquake either in Pasadena, or San Gabriel. Little did anyone know that the epicenter would be discovered to be 15 miles from my house and 5 miles from my father ‘s business. So I would have to call home when I got home.
When I got home, then panic set in. Calling back in the 80’s was a little more challenging than it is today. Long distance was expensive. $0.30 to connect between LA and San Diego. $0.61 for a call lasting between 30 seconds and 2 minutes. A 10 minute call could cost up to $2.00. While not bank-breaking, a month’s worth of calls usually ran over $50. And my friends from San Francisco paid in the $100’s. Another way to offset the price were calling cards, where the rates were much lower. We also had a special AT&T calling card that knocked down the rate significantly. This was the cost of simple communication.
But it was worse on October 1, 1087. With the Earthquake, many of the phone lines went down. I could not get a call through. In addition, with a disaster, the call volume was through the roof and most calls long distance would not work.
I had to wait until the evening news to find out anything. And San Diego News . . . well let’s just say that they were never all that eager to report information about Los Angeles. They liked to pretend that they were a country unto themselves. There was about 5 minutes on the quake, but then they had to report on more important things like arguments among City Council members or a Whale at Sea World that may be feeling ill.
I did not get through to home until late in the evening. I only learned that the house was still intact, Mom, Dad and my brother and sisters were OK, they had no power, and the dog and cat were still alive.
We have come a long way in 33 years.
I heard “man on the street” updates through Social Media from the minute I turned on my computer. I connected with my family within and hour. I received an “all clear” email from my mother (who BTW would not have answered a phone call if I tried to call her as she has poor hearing), but late afternoon.
We could see precise measurements of the strength of the earthquake as well as the location. (4.5 vs 5.1 in 1987). Not as sever by a long shot.
There were updates online all day. The Earthquake was mentioned on Saturday evening news in Philadelphia.
So Where is this getting to?
I think the point in this reflections about the Earthquakes in my hometown was to realize how far we have come in the realm of communication. Information about the world is literally at our fingertips every day. It makes you ask some pretty basic questions about the information we do not know:
- Exactly how many people in my county have been reported positive with COVID 19.
- How Many people are still sick
- How many people recovered.
- How many people died.
We can then expand this information to the state and national level. I am SO SICK AND TIRED of the news media screaming – OVER 6.83 MILLION COVID CASES in the USA. Well, my question is, How many people are sick right now. This is not a popular question.
How many positive cases are there in China. They reported cases up until about February and then declared themselves safe and over it. They then locked down their country again. But haven’t said bupkiss about how many people have it or got sick.
I could go on and on asking COVID questions that will never be answered. But the fact of it is that it is not our ability to report information, but our willingness to report it.There are too many people with competing agendas about the status of the Plandemic for any real information to be shared.
You are left with a choice when it comes to information: 1) Accept what they tell you and move on, 2) Question EVERYTHING, 3) Run away and ignore it. It is up to you to discover what you want to know. The information is there. Can you find it?
In case you missed it
Over the weekend (actual the interview was Friday), I was interviewed on Conscious Conversation Center by Sheila Corona. :
In this conversation Andrew wished to share a beginning look a the lunar phases / cycles, why they are important and how to read the calendar that he creates and shares freely on his blog at the beginning of every new moon cycle. Astrogardens: http://astrogardens.com/ Link to the downloadable calendar: http://astrogardens.com/sample-page/charts-calendars/