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Saturday July 25, Sunday July 26 2020

July 25, 2020

Saturday July 25, Sunday July 26 2020

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

– Moon in Libra

– Sunday Moon Void of Course 9:06 PM – 12:12 AM – Entering Scorpio

– Black Moon Opposes the Moon – Black Moon Days July 25-27

– Sun in Leo 

– Retrograde Planets:  Saturn, Jupiter, Pluto, Neptune, Chiron

July 26, 2020

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – July 24th – 25th – Bake, Cut Firewood, Mow to Increase Growth, Dig Holes, Wax Floors, Get Married, Buy Clothes, Entertain Friends, Host a Party

– Gardening tips  (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –July 24th – 26th – Sow grains and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable for planting peas, beans, tomatoes, and other fall crops bearing aboveground.

– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): Dhumavati (The Goddess Who Winnows) –

– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Kathe, God of the South, God of Experience

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – 1st New moon in Cancer: “On a ship, sailors lower an old flag and raise a new one” (& Earth An Indian chief claims power from the assembled tribe)

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – 2nd New moon in Cancer: “a Greek muse weighing newborn twins in golden scales” (& Earth – “a woman reading tea leaves”)

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

SUN:  4 LEO: A man formally dressed stands near trophies he brought back from a hunting expedition

EARTH:  4 AQUARIUS: A Hindu healer

NOTE: The 25-26 hold the same Sabian Symbol of 4 Leo

How do You Perceive That Which is Divine?

The Sunday edition of the Patriot Intel Report with Phoenix features Laura Walker. She and Phoenix hold a Question and Answer period. At this point, I have not finished listening to it. But one of the questions sparked my interest and I have decided to expand upon their discussion. (You can scroll to the bottom of this post if you want to watch the whole thing).

The question came from a devout Christian. They asked how they should come to terms with Astrology and the Mahavidyas given that their faith describes these things as demonic.

Laura’s explanations were spot on. But I thought it would be good to take a deeper look at this. It is hard to come to terms with conflicting viewpoints on the Divine. Especially when the perspective you are taught either denies or condemns conflicting viewpoints.

What is The Divine?

This could be the question of the universe. Are there realms that we cannot perceive? If we cannot see it, touch it, taste it, hear it or smell it, does it exist?

First. We collectively know that there is much out there that we cannot perceive with our 5 senses. We know that dogs can see more acutely in the dark and smell much more sensitively. We know that other animals can hear much more than we do. Though huge amounts of research has been done on that which was can perceive. But there has been a would lot less done on the things that we cannot.

We perceive the color spectrum, but do not see ultraviolet or Infrared or xray or microwave.

We hear in a specific range. The human range is commonly given as 20 to 20,000 Hz. Some dolphins and bats can hear frequencies up to 100,000 Hz. Elephants can hear sounds at 14–16 Hz, while some whales can hear infrasonic sounds as low as 7 Hz (in water).

Have you ever seen a frequency dispersion of what we touch, taste or smell? I am sure people have studied these, but there seems to be little mainstream interest.

So there is much that we do not or can not perceive in the ranges of the five senses. But what about other forces?

Magnetism? Gravity? Life Force? Spirit?

Much of what we cannot perceive has been left to science or esotericism.

And it is in these realms that we begin to imagine the Divine.

Religion and Myth – The intersection of Life and our Past

People, communities grow up with a shared past. Part of that past is their faith story. Often it is a mix between history,  stories and the spiritual beliefs that were passed down as well. These beliefs become a part of us as we grow and learn. And Hopefully lead to an understanding of the meaning of life. Why are we here.

I believe also that these stories describe a greater past understanding of the divine. Consider the major religions of today:

Buddhism

Christianity

Hinduism

Islam

Judism

Shintoism

Taoism

Each revolves around stories of people’s intersection with the divine. Were these people special in some way? Did they have a special ability to perceive the divine? Or were they simply in the right place and time for the divine to reveal itself to them? And their experience so profound that others sought to emulate it . . . learn from it . . . worship it?

And these are just 7 of the hundreds or thousands or tens of thousands of religions that have come up over the course of time.

These religions gain adherents (followers) looking to join in the footsteps of the leaders. Do many or any of them succeed in reaching the heights reached by the firsts? Maybe. But maybe not. I think that many of the organized religions have found a pathway towards divinity. I like to call it a filter. And that filter can lead to a form on enlightenment. Consider Buddhist Monks reaching Nirvana. Sufis twirling into ecstasy. Christians speaking in tongues. and so many others. But are these the ONLY way?

I like to believe that these experiences happen more often that we hear about. Instances where divine realms are touched. Where that hand of God reaches down and touches an individual. And maybe all of them are tapping into the same well of divinity, with each person unaware of the shared experience.

I personally grew up in the Christian faith. Can I say that I have had a divine christian experience? No. But I have spoken to many who believe that they have.

Do I believe that I have touched the divine outside of the Christian faith? Definitely. And Often. But not consistently. I do not go outside and say I am going to talk to God today and receive a direct answer. But I see the divine touch upon the world around me. I revel in music. And messages are revealed to me through it. I wish I could make music or play an instrument. But no. I cannot.

Getting to the Point

As I have said, I have no answer to the ultimate question of the divine and whether or not to follow a religion or what parts of that religion you need to adhere to. My experiences go beyond what I would call coincidences or what can be explained by science. Is it a divine touch. I believe so.

 

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Friday – Saturday – Sunday June 26, 27, 28, 2020

Friday – Saturday – Sunday June 26, 27, 28, 2020

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

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

– Moon in Virgo – Leo – Libra

– Sun in Cancer 

– Retrograde Planets: Mercury,  Saturn, Jupiter, Pluto, Neptune 

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – June 23rd – 24th  –Cut Firewood, Mow to Increase Growth, Dig Holes, Paint, Get Married, Buy a Home, Entertain Friends, Host a Party, Travel for Pleasure, Kill Plant Pests

– Gardening tips  (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – June 23rd – 26th – Poor period for planting. Kill plant pests, clear fencerows, or clear land.

– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): Dhumavati (The Goddess Who Winnows) –

– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Kathe, God of the South, God of Experience

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: “On a ship, sailors lower and old flag and raise a new one” (& Earth An Indian chief claims power from the assembled tribe)

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

SUN: 06 CANCER: game birds feathering their nests
07 CANCER:
two fairies dancing on a moonlit night
08 CANCER:
a group of rabbits dressed in clothes and on parade

EARTH: 06 CAPRICORN: ten logs lie under the archway leading to darker woods
07 CAPRICORN:
a veiled prophet speaks, seized by the power of a god
08 CAPRICORN:
birds in the house singing happily

Short Vacation of sorts. I will talk more about it on Monday the 29th.

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Friday May 29, 2020

Friday May 29, 2020

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

– Moon in Virgo @7:40 AM 

– Sun in Gemini 

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – 29th-30th –Cut Firewood, Mow to Increase Growth, Dig Holes, Wax Floors, Get Married, Kill Plant Pests

– Gardening tips  (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – 27th – 30th –A barren period. Favorable for killing plant pests, cultivating, or taking a short vacation.

– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): Bagalamukhi (The Storm-Calmer) – All are on Duty this month but Bagalamukhi is taking the lead.

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

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: “The garden of the Tuileries in Paris” (& Two men playing Chess)

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

SUN: 9 GEMINI – A quiver filled with arrows

EARTH: 9 SAGITTARIUS –A mother leads her small child step by step up the stairs

Standing Together

Last night while trying to fall asleep, I thought about all that was going on – caused by the death of another African American at the hands of a white police officer. And forgetting the optics, I reflected on what was happening in the wake of the event.

Notice how I bring the ocean and surfing into that. The Wake. It’s the white foam that is formed by a boat’s engine. It is the flotsam left as a wave breaks against the shore.

It’s been a few years, but another riot has happened due to the horrible acts of one human being toward another. And of course it is not just in Minneapolis – where people have looted and destroyed. Across the country, others are trying to join in the fun. In LA, a crowd destroyed a cop car. Other cities have seen similar, though maybe not as severe gathering.

I look at the event that caused this. A man went to a store and used a $20 bill to pay for something. The $20 bill was determined to be a counterfeit. Was this something he did on purpose? I often wonder what a store I go to will do if one of the $20’s I pull from an ATM makes the counterfeit machine at the register start beeping. But in this case, things went south.

And now what will be done to heal?

We have been locked in our homes for months now for the Coronavirus. A statistic that the media has ignored up to now is the number of murders and crimes that have happened in the past 3 months. Is it up? Is it down? Is it a welcome diversion from the pandemic to see news about crime on TV? A good riot to take our minds off of Netflix?

My thoughts last night were especially pointed at our President. Nothing he does will be right in the minds of the media. He speaks (or tweets), at the media erupts blaming him for the whole thing. (funny they never blamed his predecessor for the many riots under his administration).

So the headline I came up with for Trumpy to use is:

Stand Together

A leader is needed here. With a message of hope and a message that will unite us rather than divide.

And on that note . . .

I had not intended beginning my 54th year ranting about how shitty people are to each other. I have better things to do. My garden needs watering and weeding. And we are expecting thunderstorms this afternoon and this evening (I get natural fireworks for my birthday!!!). Please join me in celebrating John F. Kennedy’s 103rd birthday – and no, that doesn’t mean you get to have a meaningful 15 minutes with Marilyn Monroe. But you can also send well wishes to:

Danny Elfman, LaToya Jackson, John Hinkley Jr., Rupert Everett, Melissa Etheridge, Noel Gallagher (wow he is my age), Mel B, Daniel Tosh and a host of others. And I also like to remember that Anderson Cooper is 5 days younger than me, but still likes like he is 80 in comparison – haha.

And on an Astrology note: Take a look at today’s chart closely. Then look at the previous week’s charts. Planets are starting to spread out and interact in different ways. What do you see?