Thursday March 17, 2022

Thursday March 17, 2022

–Gibbous Moon Phase – trust, analyze, prepare, digest, alchemy

– Moon in Virgo –

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –  March 161th – 17th –  Wax Floors, Cut Firewood, Kill Plant Pests, Dig Holes, Mow to Increase Growth

– Planting Calendar (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –   March  13th – 17th A most barren period, best for killing plant pests or doing chores around the farm.

– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): Dhumavati, Goddess of Mirrors

– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Seth– God of the North, God of Enlightenment

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – New Moon in Pisces: “ a sword used in many battles in a museum ” (& “ 13 VIRGO: a powerful statesman overcomes a state of political hysteria ”)

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “A Woman in pastel colors carrying a heavy and valuable but veiled load”

SUN –  27 PISCES: a Harvest Moon illuminates the sky

EARTH – 27 VIRGO: aristocratic elderly ladies drinking afternoon tea in a wealthy home

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Yes the “Irish” holiday. As a kid it was the day you had to remember to wear green or the kids on the playground would pinch you. 45 years later and I still thought about that and donned a green long sleeve shirt and picked out green clothing for my sons.

As we grow up, the holiday becomes more known for when we all have to go out for a pint or 5 of Guinness and a Jameson chaser. Or maybe just starting the day off with an Irish Coffee or two.

All to celebrate what? Something about St Patrick and driving all the snakes out of Ireland? Or was that the Pied Piper of Hamlin. I forget.

And besides, the largest and longest running parade in honor of St Patricks day is not from Dublin as you might think. It’s from Philadelphia, which is a piece of useless trivia that every Phili newscaster has to bring up every March 17th.

For me, I most enjoy that offbeat radio stations will play Irish music, which is lots of fun. Most of the songs are drinking songs, and are fun to play very loud.

I will share a particular favorite of mine. And know a couple things about it. First its in Gaelic, so you can’t understand any of it. Second, its pretty darn near unpronounceable, so don’t even try. And third, it has absolutely nothing to do with St. Patty’s day. I looked it up. It is more about some beef the Irish had with the English back about 100 years ago. Something about the British coming over to Ireland and Being douchebags and trying to run the country. And a bunch of lepruchans (drunk Irish blokes) starting a war to kick them out. Now they all seem they seem really serious about the song, so it must be pretty meaningful. Every Irish band seems to cover it in some way.

I would like to think it is something they need to just go out and have a drink over.

Come to think of it, though, it seems like what was happening over 100 years ago in Ireland may be playing itself out in similar fashion in the Ukraine today. I guess in 100 years, we will have some St Gustav’s day to celebrate. We will all be eating Ukrainian pierogies and drinking Borscht wine. It could be interesting.