Happy Monday! September 12, 2022
– Full Moon Phase – illumination, realization, fulfillment, shadow, relationships, experience
– Moon in ARIES –
– Mercury Retrograde Begins– Started Friday – Pay Attention!
– Retrograde Planets – Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, Chiron, Jupiter, Uranus, Mecury
– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – Sept 9th – Dry Fruits and Vegetables, Cut Hair to Slow Growth, Quit Smoking, Start Diet to Lose Weight, Perform Demolition, Wash Wooden Floors, Kill Plant Pests, Mow to Slow Growth, Pick Apples and Pears, Slaughter
– Planting Calendar (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – 11th – 12th A poor time to plant.
– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): – Shodashi– The Fierce One (Goddess of Beauty)
– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Kathe – God of the South, God of Wisdom
– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – New Moon in Virgo SUN: “ SUN – 05 VIRGO: a man becoming aware of nature spirits and normally unseen spiritual energies” (& EARTH: 05 PISCES a church bazaar )
– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: –“ a flock of wild geese ”
SUN – 20 VIRGO: a caravan of cars headed for promised lands
EARTH – 20 PISCES: a table set for an evening meal
Happy Monday! “I’ll lift you and you lift me, and we’ll both ascend together.” ~John Greenleaf Whittier
I was born and grew up in the City of Whittier in California. When people ask where it is, I usually say its in East LA. I always liked that description as it carries the heavy weight of what “East LA” is in pop culture. And geographically, Whittier is even more East of Los Angeles than EastLA is. I grew up about 2 miles from the Orange County border.
After that, people will then say that it is where Richard Nixon was from. Technically correct But he setteled in Yorba Linda to hide from the rest of the world after he was taken down. And Yorba Linda is about 15 miles East of Whittier – (give or take as the crow flies).
Whittier is one of those places that nobody knows about. Why? Nothing really happens there. It is a bedroom community. There are stores to buy food and goods. There are restaurants. And schools. But no freeways go through it. It is a small town in the middle (well east) of Los Angeles.
I bring up my small town in the middle of a metropolis because of the Happy Modnay quote from Joh Greenleaf Whittier – my hometown’s namesake. I never really grooved with him. Known as a poet, I always felt he was preachy and not especially relevant to this century. My thoughts.
Whittier the town had its Quaker roots in the same vein. And growing up, I never really paid attention to the whole Quaker thing. We would hear people talking abut it. But the only Quaker church I know of was the “Friends” church about a mile from our house. They had an annual Summer Bible School that was always lots of fun. One year we had a contest on how many peole we could stuff into a VW bug. I got squeezed into the back and it was probably the start of the worst of my claustrophobia. In the end, I never really saw the difference between what they preached and what we endured at the Episcopalian church.
Honestly, my finding the quote had more to to do with ascension than anything else. That’s what I was feeling and the quote came up. And it felt much better than any of te lyrics from the song Higher from Creed (which was also living rent free in my brain this morning), so here it is.
I ask myself sometimes where I come up with the Monday theme. Sometimes it is from the daily astrology. Other times it is just a feeling or something I hear. With this, it truly was a desire to get to a higher plane. And consider what it will take to get there.
If you missed my posts last week, I have been dealing with a lot (from the thought police). Last month I was suspended from Facebook. The reason was not necessarily wrong. I posted something crude as a comment on a friend’s post. It was immediately flagged for “Violating Community Standards” and put on 24 hour suspension. That I could take. But then they put a second suspension on my account that made no sense whatsoever. That was a 30 day restriction from posting in Facebook Groups. That one is wierd. Because by “restriction” they mean that they pretty much will review everything I post within a group and decide whether or not they will allow it to be visible.
I expect this from Facebook. They are no longer a trusted source for freedom of speech. Its my job to be more careful.
But even more heinous is what THEY have done with my email service. Back in May, Mailchimp deleted my account. I had not done anything that I knew of that would cause this to happen. And since it was a free account, they were not required to tell me why. I lost 500 email address I was mailing to. My Astrogardeners. Remember this. Last May when this happened, it was . . . Mercury Retrograde.
I immediately set up a new Chimp account and began researching other services that would be ledss liely to do this kind of thing to me. And made another decision that I would need to be more diligent and backing up my data.
Fast forward to the week before this Mercury Retrograde and I wanted to finally get my email service back up and running. I uploaded my shorter list of names (only 100) and prepared my Friday email about . . . Mercury Retrograde. I pressed send and, like elfin magic, I receive a message that I will not be able to use their sevice. I have violated their “Accepteable Use Policy.” exactly what that violation was is not clear. The email was simply a link to my blog. But reading through this new policy (just updated August 22). The mostly likely offense they used was a prohibition from emailing “Daily Horoscopes.” Yes you read that right.
I am defninitly looking for a new service to use. I have a couple in mind, but now I am hesitant to start as we are now within the Mercury Retrograde. Not a good idea to play with electronics or start new things where contracts are involved.
So what does this have to do with “ascension”? Only that I really need to rise above it. Or rise against it. And I was really trying to put a happier face on it than what I was feeling.
Defence Against the Dark Arts
And that is all just what has been happening with me. Add to that the Death of the Trillionaire Lizard Queen, The Environmental clampdowns by the UN, The UTTER STUPIDITY of the US left wing and the unprecedented level of propaganda in the Lamestream news , and we see a world that we need protection from.
Last week Laura Walker recorded a message for the Full Moon. In it, she mentional a lot of this. She also recalled a segment that I used to write about called Defense Against the Dark Arts, lovingly named after the class by the same name in Harry Potter.
We are under unprescendented attack right now. And we need to defend ourselves from it. Some will be education. Some will be practical. But all of it will be in service of a higher good. Class is in session – at least tomorrow it will be. 🙂
For those of us not in the know, but learning, could you explain what Mercury in Retrograde means?
Obviously, I’m catching on that it is not great.
Also, how long does it last.
Interesting that the FaceTime function on my phone hasn’t worked for a few days.?
It is described more in depth here: http://astrogardens.com/2022/09/07/wednesday-september-7-2022/