Happy Monday! October 24, 2022
– Balsamic Moon Phase – release, transform, healing, forgiveness, prepare for the new
– Moon in LIBRA –
– Retrograde Planets – Pluto, Neptune, Chiron, Jupiter, Uranus
– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – Oct 22nd – 24th – Cut Hair to Slow Growth, Mow to Slow Growth, Entertain Friends, Get Married, Host a Party
– Planting Calendar (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – Oct 12nd – 24th – Fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable days for planting root crops.
– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): – Kali –The Destroyer (Goddess of Endings and Beginnings), Tara (Goddess who Guides), Shodashi– The Fierce One (Goddess of Beauty)
– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Elias– God of the West, God of Transformation
– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – New Moon in Libra SUN: “ SUN – 03 Libra: the dawn of a new day reveals everything changed ” (& EARTH: 03 Aries a cameo profile of a man in the outline of his country )
– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: –“a flock of wild geese”
SUN – 02 TAURUS: an electrical storm
EARTH – 02 SCORPIO: a broken bottle and spilled perfume
Happy Monday! May this Diwali fill our lives with new hopes for the future and new dreams for tomorrow. Happy Diwali!
As I described the holiday last night, today, tonight and the next five days are part of the celebration called Diwali.
I began paying attention to this holiday in 2010 or 2011. I was working within a web design team. The designers were in India, with team members leading the team here in the US. It was really a neat experience seeing how a team from two side of the earth could work together.
It was the holidays that threw us. Mostly because we here in the US had not been exposed to the Indian Holidays. Or pretty much anything about Indian culture.
Like there are 22 official languages in India. Actually 121 languages and 270 mother tongues. I remember asking how they ever got anything done as a country. And isn’t there one language that everyone knows? No. The government is performed in Hindi and English. But they are by no means universal.
Or religion. Hinduism is the primary religion. But it is not practiced the same by all. I once read the first 50 or so pages of an English translation of the Bhagavad Gita (among the most revered of Hindu Texts). I found it to be about as ponderous at the Christian Bible. I think I needed the cliff notes. I was looking for the inspiration that made Oppenheimer state “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds” as he pondered the explodingof the first atomic bomb.
But anyways. My thoughts on these Indian Holidays were pretty simple. If over a billion people are thinking and doing the same thing at that moment, the energy created by that event must be pretty special. And since I think that group prayers are pretty cool, I wanted to be a part of it.
And this year, I have seen so much more about Diwali than in the past. Not just on Facebook in Social Media posts (I still have at least 25 people from India in my friends list on Facebook). Tulsi Gabbard, former candidate for the US Presidency and now former Democrat, recorded a Diwali message and posted it on TikTok. It was spread around on CNN and youtube. Worth a listen to:
Now this song probably has nothing to do with the Holiday of Diwali, the spirit of the light shines in it. Can’t get it out of my head and hope you enjoy it as well.