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Friday October 2, 2020

Friday October 2, 2020

– Full Moon Phase – illumination, realization, fulfillment, shadow, relationships, experience

– Moon in Aries

– Sun in Libra 

– Black Moon Days – 30th – 2nd

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

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –October 1st – 2nd –  Dry Fruits and Vegetables, Cut Hair to Slow Growth, Mow to Slow Growth, Pick Apples and Pears, Quit Smoking, Perform Demolition, Wash Wooden Floors, Start Diet to Lose Weight, Slaughter, Kill Plant Pests

– Gardening tips  (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –  October 1st – 2nd – Barren days, do no planting.

– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): Shodashi (Goddess Who Fulfills Our Highest Desire) and Matangi

– 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 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”

Virgo new moon Calendar

SUN:  10 LIBRA: A canoe approaching safety through dangerous waters

EARTH:  10 ARIES: A teacher gives new symbolic forms to traditional images

Today I am reminded of the reason we pay attention to the planetary transits that happen throughout the year. I mentioned back when I published the Virgo New Moon Calendar Download It Here  that I have three of my planetary transits this lunar month. And today for me is Saturn Day – or in my words, Bitch-Slap day. Add to that, The Black Moon in Conjunct the moon . . . in Aries (my natal Black Moon). Just a lot of heavy energy.

On the days of the year that your Saturn is activated, typically one can expect: hyper-criticism of self and others, feelings of failing in one’s responsibilities, potential health concerns, feeling that one does not “measure up,” issues with one’s work, heightened control issues (trying to control the uncontrollable through organizing and ordering), feeling burdened, and feeling judged.

Enough of the primordial stew of my chart.

And Now Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Programming . . . 

Continuing on the tirade I started yesterday about the Kafkatrap. I want to explore some other linguistic programming that is pervasive in our world today. So, from the article I cited yesterday, here is DOUBLESPEAK.

Doublespeak

“War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.” – George Orwell, 1984

Doublespeak is ambiguous language used to deceive and mislead you. It is the exact opposite of plain speaking.

“Doublespeak is language which pretends to communicate but doesn’t. It is language which makes the bad seem good, the negative seem positive, the unpleasant seem unattractive, or at least tolerable. It is language which avoids, shifts or denies responsibility; language which is at variance with its real or purported meaning. It is language which conceals or prevents thought.” – William Lutz, Doublespeak 

Doublespeak is commonly used throughout the corporate world, in banking and finance, the legal system (“legalese”), the military, and of course by politicians to avoid answering questions without directly stating that they’re ignoring the question.

Doublespeak is used by politicians and the military to make war sound less gruesome:

“I reminded the soldiers and their families that the war in Iraq is really about peace.” – US President George W. Bush, April 2003

In 2014 Israeli military commanders used Doublespeak when they described the massacre of 2,100 Palestinians, most of whom were civilians (including 500 children), in Gaza as “mowing the lawn”.

The four main categories of Doublespeak

There are four main categories of Doublespeak:

  • Deliberately ambiguous language used to deceive and mislead you
  • Euphemisms (words or expressions substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something offensive, unpleasant, or embarrassing)

Examples of Doublespeak euphemisms:

  • Adult entertainment = porn/sex shows/stripping
  • Creative accounting = dishonest accounting methods used to cheat the tax department by exploiting loopholes and presenting figures in a misleadingly favorable light
  • Downsizing/rightsizing = workers being laid off
  • Revenue enhancement = tax increase
  • Capital punishment = death penalty
  • Collateral damage = unintended deaths and injuries of civilians during war
  • Enhanced interrogation methods = torture
  • Ethnic cleansing = genocide
  • Freedom fighter = mercenaries and soldiers who are US allies fighting for US causes (if the same fighters were fighting for the other side they would be labelled “terrorists”)
  • Friendly fire = when someone is accidentally shot, killed, or injured by someone from their own army
  • Human trafficking = modern day slave trade (mostly women and child sex slaves)
  • Peacekeeper = nuclear bomb
  • Jargon When specialized language is used excessively by professionals (bankers, lawyers, politicians etc.) to confuse or obscure the subject matter to persons outside of the circle – such as clients, customers, voters etc. it becomes doublespeak
  • Gobbledygook/bureaucratese When meanings are made unintelligible by excessive use of technical terms in an attempt to overwhelm and confuse the intended audience

e.g. “It is a tricky problem to find the particular calibration in timing that would be appropriate to stem the acceleration in risk premiums created by falling incomes without prematurely aborting the decline in the inflation-generated risk premiums.” – Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve Board Chairman

The problem with Doublespeak as author William Lutz quite rightly points out:

“All who use language should be concerned whether statements and facts agree, whether language is, in Orwell’s words, “largely the defense of the indefensible” and whether language “is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” 

“Clear language is essential so that both parties understand what they are agreeing to. In any contract that you enter into, you have to understand what your obligations and rights are under the terms of that contract.”

“If a company writes a contract in such a way that consumers think they understand what their obligations are, but in reality don’t, they may agree to something they don’t understood, and ultimately cannot fulfill. When companies use anything other than straight-forward clear language to describe the terms of an offer, they’re not dealing honestly in the marketplace, they are setting up consumers to fail.”

How to deal with Doublespeak

If you hear someone being intentionally ambiguous and vague in their language, and/or if you feel that they’re using Doublespeak in order to deceive and mislead you, ask them to explain what they mean in clear and plain simple English.

Ask them to explain it to you as if you were a five year old.

Don’t let them hide behind $50 words and incomprehensible language.

 

At this point, I would ask everyone, by a raise of the hands, if you have read the book 1984 . . .

Now all of you who have not, please go read it. Read it twice. memorize it. This is a book that can be called Fiction, Science Fiction, horror, comedy, thriller and Documentary all in one.

I love the meme quote/joke saying that he meant 1984 as a Warning and not an Instruction Manual. And after reading 1984, and then comparing the dystopia he creates to the horror of life today. And worse that we have accepted it.

Government Surveillance

Linguistic Programming

Never-Ending War

Social Abolition of Religion and Spirituality

DoubleSpeak was at the heart of the programming shown in 1984. Go back and read the examples in the article above. Add a few others, like Politically Correct. Corporations that want to bolster their bottom line “downsize” and respected managers get “the golden handshake”. Someone who is unemployed is “between jobs” or “making a career change.” Secretaries and janitors have become “administrative assistants” and “sanitation engineers.”  Perhaps one day, “pedagogical mentors” will replace teachers.

This is the kind of stuff that scares the shit out of me with my kids. I can see it. Will they? Are my children being taught to be drones? Social Justice Warriors?

Pay attention to the doublespeak you hear everyday. Has the person using it simply picked up a bad linguistic habit (like you might pick up an STD)? Or are they actual predators seeking to advance an agenda?

 

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Thursday October 1, 2020

Thursday October 1, 2020

– Full Moon Phase (@5:05 PM) – illumination, realization, fulfillment, shadow, relationships, experience

– Moon in Aries

– Sun in Libra 

– Black Moon Days – 30th – 2nd

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

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –October 1st – 2nd –  Dry Fruits and Vegetables, Cut Hair to Slow Growth, Mow to Slow Growth, Pick Apples and Pears, Quit Smoking, Perform Demolition, Wash Wooden Floors, Start Diet to Lose Weight, Slaughter, Kill Plant Pests

– Gardening tips  (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –  October 1st – 2nd – Barren days, do no planting.

– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): Shodashi (Goddess Who Fulfills Our Highest Desire) and Matangi

– 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 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:  09 LIBRA: Three old masters hanging in a special room in an art gallery

EARTH:  09 ARIES: A crystal gazer

Funny that the Crystal Gazer symbol should come up today. Just yesterday, I was reading Harry Potter (I am coming to the end of Prisoner of Azkaban). The “final exam” for their much maligned Divination class with Professor Trelawney was gazing into the Crystal Ball.

For those who read the book, Harry bluffed his way through the exam, but then witnesses the Crazed Professor having an actual Prophesy. She goes all stiff and weird and has a prediction about a Servant of the Dark Lord rejoining his master. The scene and prophesy are not was well done in the movie, but you get the point.

Crystal Balls seems to be in the air for me.

But that’s neither Here or there. Just kind of interesting.

Propaganda is in the Air

For me, the more interesting and more frightening issue that seems to have taken hold of my thoughts is the level of propaganda that is taking place. Funny thing is that it probably is not any better or any worse than last week, last month, or last year. But it is much more apparent in the political and social environment that we find ourselves in.

I have been talking about the rampant bias in the media at length. But exactly how they display this bias in public is up for debate. And speaking of debates, the US Presidential Debate showed how blatant it can be.

I was reading an article this morning, that opened my eyes to a new form of propaganda. Its actually more of a different definition. And it is less propaganda and more a way of manipulating speech in order to force opinions on other people and control the public narrative.

I have pasted an article I found about an insidious one called the Kafka trap. Everything about it you need to know is in the article. And I think this will be the first in a series of discussions about this.

And if you want to have some fun, think about the Kafkatrap and see if you can name at least 5 forms of it that were perpetrated during the Presidential Debate. And that does not even open the discussion about BLM, which in itself is one giant, ooozing puss-wound of a Kafkatrap.

Kafka trap
The Kafka trap might also be called the Social Justice Warrior trap.

Author Eric Raymond coined the term Kafkatrapping in his 2010 article in which he presented a style of argument that is common today with SJW’s, but has it’s origins in The Trial a book written in 1915 by Franz Kafka.

In The Trial the protagonist is arrested and accused of serious crimes which are never specified. He receives no explanation or description of the charges, and his refusal to acknowledge that he must be guilty is what makes him guilty. The only way to stop his abuse is to admit that he is guilty.

What is the kafka trap?
In the kafka trap you are accused of being a:

Racist
Sexist
Bigot
Facist
Homophobic
Transphobic
Islamophobic
Misogynist
Nazi
Hitler
etc.
…and any attempt to argue, deny or defend yourself is seen as proof of guilt.

Yep.

Denial is proof of guilt.

You’re guilty until proven innocent.

Any accusation of guilt is all that is needed to condemn you.

Eric Raymond laid out various models of kafkatraps in his 2010 article which I’ll share here.

Note: Kafkatrapping can be used against any perceived “ist” or “ism” (racism, sexism, homophobia etc.) however I’ll simply use the word racism here in the interests of space.

Model A
“Your refusal to acknowledge that you are guilty of racism, confirms that you are guilty of racism”

Model C
“Even if you do not feel yourself to be guilty of racism, you are guilty because you have benefited from the racist behavior of others in the system”

Model D
“The act of demanding a definition of racism that can be consequentially checked and falsified proves you are racist”

Model L
“Your insistence on applying rational skepticism in evaluating assertions of pervasive racism itself demonstrates that you are racist”

Model M
“The act of arguing against the theory of anti-racism demonstrates that you are either racist, or do not understand the theory of anti-racism, and your argument can therefore be dismissed as either corrupt or incompetent”

Model P
“Even if you do not feel yourself to be guilty of racism, you are guilty because you have a privileged position in the racist system”

Model S
“Skepticism about any particular anecdotal account of racism, or any attempt to deny that the particular anecdote implies a systemic problem in which you are one of the guilty parties, is itself sufficient to establish your guilt”

Model T
“Designated victims of racism who question any part of the theory of racism demonstrate by doing so that they are not authentic members of the victim class, so their experience can be discounted and their thoughts dismissed as internalized racism”

Men’s rights activist Adam Kostakis has defined a ninth model of the kafka trap, Model J:

Model J
“Even if your innocence is proven in a court of law, this not only confirms your guilt; it also confirms the guilt of the legal system that found you innocent”

In summary:

“You are now trapped in a circular and unfalsifiable argument; no one who is accused can be innocent because the structure of kafkatrapping precludes that possibility.” – Wendy McElroy

Just accept the ‘facts’:

All white people are racist
It’s impossible for a black person to be racist
“Believe women” – or you’re a rape apologist
Gender is a social construct
There are no biological differences between men and women
You have white privilege – regardless of your circumstances
“All lives matter” – is hate speech
“Having shown how manipulative and psychologically abusive the kafkatrap is, it may seem almost superfluous to observe that it is logically fallacious as well. The particular species of fallacy is sometimes called “panchreston”, an argument from which anything can be deduced because it is not falsifiable. Notably, if the model A kafkatrap is true, the world is divided into two kinds of people: (a) those who admit they are guilty of thoughtcrime, and (b) those who are guilty of thoughtcrime because they will not admit to being guilty of thoughtcrime. No one can ever be innocent. The subject must be prevented from noticing that this logic convicts and impeaches the operator of the kafkatrap!” – Eric Raymond

How to deal with a kafka trap
If presented with a kafka trap don’t try to argue or deny it because your words will be twisted and used against you.

In fact, any attempt to argue, deny or defend yourself will be seen as proof of guilt, and SJW’s and trolls might say things like:

“Deny, Deny, Deny”

“There’s no smoke without fire”

“Me thinks thou dost protest too much”

My advice: Ignore it, and if possible put the shoe on the other foot and reverse the accusation. See how they like it.

“The kafkatrap is a form of argument that is so fallacious and manipulative that those subjected to it are entitled to reject it based entirely on the form of the argument, without reference to whatever particular sin or thoughtcrime is being alleged” – Eric Raymond

 

https://lifelessons.co/critical-thinking/kafkatrapping/The rest of the article is here. I will be reviewing some of the linguistic tricks mentioned in the article in future articles.

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Wednesday September 30, 2020

Wednesday September 30, 2020

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

– Moon in Pisces – Void of Course 1:30 PM – 10:47 PM – Moving to Aries

– Sun in Libra 

– Mars resquares Saturn – with Moon Conjunct Jupiter and Saturn

– Black Moon Days – 30th – 2nd

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

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –September 30th – Bake, Cut Firewood, Mow to Increase Growth, Dig Holes, Kill Plant Pests

– Gardening tips  (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –  September 30th – A poor time to plant.

– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): Shodashi (Goddess Who Fulfills Our Highest Desire) and Matangi

– 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 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:  08 LIBRA: A blazing fireplace in a deserted home

EARTH:  08 ARIES: A woman’s hat with streamers blown by the east wind

 

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Tuesday September 29, 2020

Tuesday September 29, 2020

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

– Moon in Pisces

– Sun in Libra 

– Mars resquares Saturn – with Moon Conjunct Jupiter and Saturn

– Saturn Direct

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

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –September 28th – 29th – Cut Firewood, Cut Hair to Increase Growth, Mow to Increase Growth, Castrate Farm Animals, Dig Holes, Wean, Potty Train, Wax Floors, Get Married, Start Diet to Gain Weight

– Gardening tips  (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –  September 28th – 29th – Extra good for vine crops. Favorable days for planting aboveground crops.

– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): Shodashi (Goddess Who Fulfills Our Highest Desire) and Matangi

– 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 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:  07 LIBRA: A woman feeding chickens and protecting them from the hawks

EARTH:  07 ARIES:A man successfully expressing himself in two realms a once

 

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Monday September 28, 2020

Monday September 28, 2020

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

– Moon in Aquarius – Void of Course 3:18 AM – 11:34 AM moving to Pisces

– Sun in Libra 

– Mars resquares Saturn – with Moon Conjunct Jupiter and Saturn

– Saturn Direct

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

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –September 28th – 29th – Cut Firewood, Cut Hair to Increase Growth, Mow to Increase Growth, Castrate Farm Animals, Dig Holes, Wean, Potty Train, Wax Floors, Get Married, Start Diet to Gain Weight

– Gardening tips  (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –  September 28th – 29th – Extra good for vine crops. Favorable days for planting aboveground crops.

– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): Shodashi (Goddess Who Fulfills Our Highest Desire) and Matangi

– 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: 

03 LIBRA: the dawn of a new day reveals everything changed
04 LIBRA:
a group of young people sit in spiritual communion around a campfire
05 LIBRA:
a man teaching the true inner knowledge of the new world to his students
06 LIBRA:
a man watches his ideals taking concrete form before his inner vision

EARTH: 

03 ARIES: a cameo profile of a man in the outline of his country
04 ARIES:
two lovers strolling through a secluded walk
05 ARIES:
a triangle with wings
06 ARIES:
a square brightly lighted on one side

Happy Monday! Stay True and Trust Your Journey!

Let me apologize for my absence in the last 4 days. We spent the weekend attending my daughter’s wedding. It was a “destination” wedding – at least for us it was. They held the event at her new in-laws’ home – which was about 2 hours away.

Usually this might not present an incredible challenge. But remember , we have 10 children in all. And with car troubles, dog sitting, formal outfits for everyone, a baby sitter for our youngest, 3 visits to the ER . . .  Not to mention all the planning, covid 19 restrictions. and then rain on Saturday.

All that being said, it was a beautiful wedding that few will soon forget.

Charts for the Last 3 Days

Since i missed the last 3 days, I am including the daily charts for your study and amusement.

September 25, 2020
September 26, 2020
September 27, 2020
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Thursday September 24, 2020

Thursday September 24, 2020

– First Quarter Moon Phase  – step out, take action, breaking away, expression

– Moon in Capricorn

– Sun in Libra 

– 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 23rd – 25th – Bake, Cut Firewood, Cut Hair to Increase Growth, Mow to Increase Growth, Castrate Farm Animals, Dig Holes, Wean, Potty Train, Wax Floors

– Gardening tips  (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –  September23rd – 25th – Any aboveground crops that can be planted now 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:  2 Libra: A butterfly preserved and made perfect with a dart through it

EARTH:  2 Aries: A comedian entertaining the group

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Wednesday September 23, 2020

Wednesday September 23, 2020

– First Quarter Moon Phase  – step out, take action, breaking away, expression

– Moon in Sagittarius – Void of Course 1:31 PM – 7:16 PM – Moving to Capricorn

– 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 23rd – 25th – Bake, Cut Firewood, Cut Hair to Increase Growth, Mow to Increase Growth, Castrate Farm Animals, Dig Holes, Wean, Potty Train, Wax Floors

– Gardening tips  (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –  September23rd – 25th – Any aboveground crops that can be planted now 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:  1 Libra: A butterfly preserved and made perfect with a dart through it

EARTH:  1 Aries: A woman has risen out of the ocean, a seal is embracing her

I discussed Moon Void of Course during my talk with Sheila Corona. If you missed it, watch it here. I wanted to share a more robust description of these times. Instead of trying to write it myself, I am copying verbatim from Judith Ryan:

Void of Course Moon

We all have the late and brilliant astrologer, Al H. Morrison to thank for his ground breaking work and promotion of the Void of Course Moon. Al spent well over 40 years of his life researching, writing and teaching this astrological technique. According to Al: “Every couple of days there comes a time which is best used to subjective, spiritual non-material concerns, like prayer, yoga, play, psychotherapy, or passive experience, sleep or meditation.

This period may last a few seconds, or it may be three days and nights in a single session.  It begins when the Moon in transit makes the last major aspect it will make before it changes from one sign of the Zodiac to the next.  It ends when the Moon enters the next sign. The name of this period is Void of Course Moon.  You may call it a silly season, or vacation from normal living.

Decision-making in such periods turns out later to be unrealistic. Creativity diverges into unplanned directions, improvisions, false starts, error. If you buy any object you never use it fully.  Enterprises founded while the Moon is Void of Course do fail after long and costly effort.  Human judgment is more fallible than usual during the time the Moon is Void of Course. This is the principle factor in all observed experience thus far.

Routine proceeds readily, but often requires an adjustment later. Defects or shortages come to light. Delay and frustration are commonly experienced while the Moon is Void of Course.”  The Moon is the fastest moving body in astrology. She spends about two and a half days in a sign.  After she forms her last aspect she is void until she enters the next sign.

Visualize any endeavor begun with it being stamped VOID in bold capital letters and you can grasp the importance of following the Void of Course Moon.  Having great aspects going on in your chart at the same time won’t save you either or bring success. Success or failure can result from the Moon being void or not.

The Moon rules our subconscious, emotions and feelings.  When she goes “void” this is experienced on a mass global level.  People are not tuned into reality 100%.  Often they are prone to be detached from reality, spacey, and feel unanchored.

Some Examples of Don’ts during a Void of Course Moon:

 1. Submit your resume for a new job, either by e-mail or snail mail.
2. Be interviewed for a new job or do a business presentation.
3. Start a new job.
4. Hold company meetings.
5. Make purchases.
6. Do not negotiate prices, test drive a vehicle or drive it for the first time.
7. Make an investment or open a new bank account.
8. Call on clients.
9. Start legal proceedings against someone.
10. Go on a first date.
11. Get engaged or married.
12. Have elective surgery.
13. Open a business.
14. Host a party or social affair.
15. Gamble or start a trip to a gaming facility.

Some Examples of Do’s during a Void of Course Moon:

1. Prayer and meditation.
2. Sleep and dream.
3. Non-material matters.
4. Let someone start proceedings AGAINST you in court.
5. End a relationship or get divorced.
6. Close doors to end business.

To achieve greater success in all your endeavors please consider using this beneficial astrological tool in timing things in your life. The advantages of knowing when the Moon is Void of Course or not will help you on the road to the realization of your dreams.

Please visit her site for more information:

https://www.astrologybyjudithryan.com/void-of-course-moon-info

 

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Tuesday September 22, 2020

Tuesday September 22, 2020

– Crescent Moon Phase  – challenge, growth, struggle, expansion, gathering

– Moon in 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:  30 Virgo: Having an urgent task to complete, a man doesn’t look to any distractions

EARTH:  29 Pisces: a majestic rock formation resembling a face is idealized by a boy who takes it up
as his ideal of greatness, and as he grows up, begins to look like it


Ahh. yes. Its the first day of autumn. People love to think of fall leaves. The beautiful changing colors. Cool crisp air. Pumpkins, pumpkin spice coffee and everything else, apple and apple cider, fires in a fire pit. they see an idyllic New England setting.

For me its a little different. I grew up in Southern California. “autumn” was pretty much meaningless. A lot of the trees would keep their leaves. The season brought hot Santa Ana winds, forest fires and shorter days. Until I moved back east, the only difference was that school was starting and there were new shows on television.

The autumn that I know looks a whole lot more like this now. Bright and crisp yes. But cold, wet and dirty as well. Moving from LA to PA meant a change in lifestyle that I am still not completely adjusted to.

It is cold. You have to wear clothes – warm clothing. You cannot go outside whenever you want. Poor weather. Rain. Muck. And a lot of work cleaning up.

But its the cold that really got me.

30 years later and I am at least accustomed to it. But I’m not gonna lie. year round single season – warm and sunny – still has an appeal to me.

For My Garden . . . 

Coming to the end of the planting season means garden cleanup.

This year I got an idea that it would be nice to plant some fall crops. It was a great idea, but it did not occur to me until about mid August. By that time, I was a little late for a growing season. I watched a pretty cool video that gave some great ideas for fall crops that I had not thought of. And it is definitely on my list for next year.

Overgrown Lettuce Patch
Summertime home for my Zucchini, Cucumbers, Turnips and Cantaloupes

 

Herbs still coming in. Actually I have second growth on both Dill and Parsley
Northeastern Lemon Grove. Will be repotting these for Christmas Gifts!
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Happy Monday! September 21, 2020

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

Seismic Events

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.

Russia?

India?

Africa?

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/

 

 

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Saturday-Sunday September 19-20, 2020

Saturday-Sunday September 19-20, 2020

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

– Sunday Crescent Moon Phase  – challenge, growth, struggle, expansion, gathering

– Moon in Scorpio

– Sun in Virgo 

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

– 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 19th – 20th – Cut hair to increase growth, Wax Floors, Cut firewood, Dig holes, Mow to increase growth

– 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:  28 Virgo: A bald-headed man who has seized power

EARTH:  28 Pisces: A fertile garden under the Full Moon

This weekend is one of those times when the Sabian Symbols cross – over a day. At 7:00 AM on the 19th, the Sun was at 27 degrees 00 minutes. At 7:00 AM on the 20th, The Sun was at 27 degrees and 57 minutes. The energy holds the same symbols for the beginning of each day – at least that is the way it is here East Coast Time in the USA.

I’ve posts both of the Daily Chart images for your viewing pleasure.

Mars is Retrograding back though Aries. And for the next few days, it will reconjunct the Black Moon – at 27 Aries – “through imagination, a lost opportunity is regained”.  Great energy to rework through.

Also, the 19th is the Jewish Holiday – NEW YEAR – Rosh Hoshanah. A Celebration in Many ways with the Peace Accords being signed between Israel and The UAE and Bahrain. Pay attention to the Mainstream News reporting of this event. As its historic significance cannot be understated here. And they are doing EVERYTHING to do so. The Speaker of the House has even deigned to call it a “distraction” to the electoral process.

September 20, 2020