Friday July 16, 2021
– Crescent Moon Phase –challenge, growth, struggle, expansion
– Moon in Libra
– Retrograde Planets – Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, Chiron (which Stations today at 10:
– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – July 15th – 16th –Bake, Wax Floors, Cut Firewood, Dig Holes, Mow to Increase Growth, Buy Clothes, Entertain Friends, Get Married, Host a Party
– Planting Calendar (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – July 15th – 16th – 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): Bagalamukhi (Goddess Who Solves)
– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Kathe is Coming with the Solstice – God of the South
– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – New Moon in Gemini: “A priest performing a marriage ceremony” (& “A child of about five carrying a huge shopping bag filled with groceries”)
– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: –“A Woman in pastel colors carrying a heavy and valuable but veiled load”
SUN – 25 CANCER: A woman and two men castaways on a small island of the south seas
EARTH – 25 CAPRICORN: A woman entering a convent
I have a somewhat schizophrenic relationship with my own emotions.
For many years, I did not relate with the emotion of sadness. I just never cried . . . unless it was for the National Anthem during the Olympics or at the end of It’s a Wonderful Life. But nothing else ever got to me. And many people close to me thought I was somehow defective.
All that changed about 4 years ago. We lost a child. She was a foster child. But we has raised her from the time she was born. She was a drug baby who was abandoned at the hospital. At 18 months old they identified the father. And a year after that, he decided he wanted her back. For us, it can only be described like a death in the family. Because there would be no contact afterwards.
Emotionally I fell apart. Maybe it can be described more like I learned how to cry. And now, many things will trigger than emotion in me.
More to my point with emotions is about how they can affect or control us. How much of it is a choice that you can control. And how much you cannot control. And here is where emotional vampires come into play.
Do you know what your personal emotional vampires are? What things are out there that take control of your emotions and wrestle control from you?
This is a place where addictions come in. Chemicals can entwine themselves with you emotionally. As a former smoker, I can tell you that the chemical dependence is done in 1 week. It’s out of your system and gone. If you quit cold turkey, and get through a week, you are officially detoxed.
The problem then is that you have a million little habits that are emotionally tied within your psyche. The way I explained it to people, especially non smokers who just did not get it, the quitting was like going up to your best friend in the world, slugging them in the face, kicking them to the ground, walking away forever and NEVER explaining why to them. Quitting them is like mourning a death.
But addiction is not where I am going today.
The point I want to get to today is about how you process your emotions – or have them processed for you.
For me, the emotional vampire (that absolutely suck me dry) is television. All I have to do is connect and I am sucked in. It is one thing to sit down to absorb a good TV show (something fun and informative like Ancient Aliens for example). It is quite another when you realize you are sitting next to a three year old watching Barney. An I kid you not that this happens to me far too often.
Now I do not intentionally watch a lot of TV right now. I am not actively watching any network television programs, except Big Brother. I keep hoping they will do actual dangerous things and make it fun.
And for people who hate “Reality Television,” I will go into that in depth in a future installment. But I will leave it asking you to consider how people will react when the Shit Hits the Fan and suggest that watching some of these shows might provide some insight into the human elements.
Back to Emotions (and damn my hyperactive mind)
When I engage with the idiot box, I get sucked in. And sometimes, this can be a good things. Then there is the rest of the time – where it is a complete waste of time that I could be doing useful things.
And the point of this short talk is to draw your attention to how and when it happens, and suggest that you develop skills to break its hold.
Nothing irritates me more that getting sucked into something stupid. It usually happens when my mind is wandering and it is on (which is most of the time in our house). My wife will ask me to come in and talk and rub her shoulders in the evening.
And guess what. The TV is tuned to CBS and NCIS has come on (it starts right after the Entertainment News shows my wife loves – also shit, but again I am not choosing). Now we both hate NCIS. The stories are moronic and I am still not sure whether its the writing, the acting or both that are its problem. But there I am with a dead stare, and maybe a drop of drool sliding out of my mouth, not talking and forgetting to rub. AND WHY?
That is when I realize that they have emotionally drawn me in. One of the characters says something and now I want to hear what’s next.
It is here that you must develop skills to break away. I cannot personally just turn it off. Others are watching. But I do not want the emotional vampires to take control of my mind.
Where it is Worse
This example is just a banal episode of NCIS. Short waste of an hour if I become completely hypnotized. But what happens when the emotional vampires have an agenda.
This is where the insidiousness of the Lamestream is at its worst. They know we are sucked in and will use that time to send out brainwashing messages. Like in the movie THEY LIVE! The subliminal messages are everywhere. Before you know it, you have heard the words social justice and climate change so often that it is part of your psyche.
So the message from the Earth for today – A Woman Entering a Convent – suggests that we may need that protection or shelter from the outside world. A quite place to ponder the Universe.