Happy Monday! October 11, 2021
– Crescent Moon Phase – challenge, growth, struggle, expansion
– Moon in Sagittarius – Void of Course 12:30 AM – 1:15 PM Moving to Capricorn
– Retrograde Planets – Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, Chiron, Mercury
– MERCURY RETROGRADE BEGINS! 9/27 – 26 LIBRA – an eagle and a large white dove turning into each other
– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – October 11th – 12th – Bake, Cut Hair to Increase Growth, Potty Train, Wean, Wax Floors, Cut Firewood, Dig Holes, Mow to Increase Growth, Castrate Farm Animals
– Planting Calendar (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – October 11th – 12th –Plant tomatoes, peas, beans, and other aboveground crops, indoors in the North and outdoors in lower South.
– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): Bhairavi (The Goddess who fortifies the heart)
– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Elias – God of the West
– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – New Moon in Libra: “In the heat of noon a man takes a siesta” (& “A serpent coiling near a man and a woman”)
– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: –“A Woman in pastel colors carrying a heavy and valuable but veiled load”
SUN –19 LIBRA: a gang of robbers in hiding
EARTH – 19 ARIES: The magic carpet of Oriental imagery
Happy Monday! “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – TS Elliot
Yes another Happy Monday. And an important one at that. The calendar tells me that it is Columbus Day here in the States and Thanksgiving Day up in the Great White North of Canada. For the latter, I do not know whether they celebrate by eating Turkey or Moose. Canadians, please enlighten us. Because the food offered on US Thanksgiving Day is my favorite meal of the year.
As for Columbus Day, I have no clue. Last year it seemed that the mob (The Antifa/BLM mob and not the Mafia) was knocking down every Christopher Columbus statue and trying to rename every Park and Street named after him. Weren’t they trying to rename in “Indigenous Peoples’ Day”? I just googled it to find out, and found the Sleepy Joe, 3 days ago, officially declared that it is Columbus Day. Thinking about it, If Trump had made such a declaration, there would have been protests and Burning of effigies of Trump across the Country. Sleepy does it and there is a collective yawn that is not even carried in the National Papers (at least not enough to show up in a basic Google search).
Columbus Day was always funny to me growing up. We did not have the day off (officially neither do most schools, but around here, most of the schoold declared an “In Service” day for the teachers – giving the kids a long weekend anyways). It was the day we did Art projects that included the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria (the biggest of the 3 ships). They told us that none of the leaders (called kings and queens back then) wanted to fund the Mission. Everyone was convinced the world was flat and that he would sail off the side of the world. Thinking about this, you start to wonder the level of deceit that has always been involved in the education of children. Because this “world view” is what was pervasively taught throughout my school career.
Something they did not teach us was about all the diseases that Christopher Columbus personally brought over to the New World. I just found an article that put the blame directly on Chris and named all of them. It came from Business Insider See it HERE. And check out this crazy list. And to think, back in 1492, no natural immunity and NO V@X1nes:
- Bubonic plague
- Scarlet fever
- Chicken pox
- Yellow fever
- Lyme disease
- Q-fever (bacterial disease carried by cattle, sheep, and goats)
- Leishmania (parasitic disease)
- Whooping cough
- African sleeping sickness (parasitic disease)
- Filaria (parasitic disease)
- Septicemic plague (one of the three main forms of the plague)
- Schistosomiasis (parasitic disease)
- Taeniasis (tape worms)
- Mycotic diseases (fungal diseases)
- Legionellosis (bacterial disease)
And exactly how they came up with this list is up for debate. The funny claim this article makes is that disease killed 95% of the indigenous people on Hispaniola (for anyone who does not have the updated political maps memorized, that means the Dominican Republic and Haiti). That means, within a 25 year timespan, approximately 236,000 out of 250,000 total natives on the island died of disease.
Exactly how the medical geniuses came up with this is beyond me. If you recall, back in 1492 they were still using leaches to bleed diseases out of people and the streets were filled with human waste (that is piss and shit for all of you thinking it was old bags of fritos, beer bottles and banana peels).
A Question of Risk
But per the Happy Monday quote for the day, the thought for this Monday is about Risk. And how far are you willing to go to reach a new level? What is your acceptable risk level? And do you really know how far you can go?
It’s a question I have asked myself a lot over the past few years. Am I risk tolerant or am I risk averse?
I have put this question as synonymous with “am I young at heart” or “am I old”. When we are young, we risk a lot. We try scary things. We climb on rooftops. Go on Roller Coasters. Climb mountains. Drive fast cars. You get the idea.
As you get older, is it that we realize our fragility? Or do we take on responsibilities so that we have more to lose if things go wrong?
Consider Columbus. He was about 40 years old when he travelled to America. He had been a sailor for most of his life. His wife died while he was at sea on a trip in Africa. Travelling 600 years ago opened you up to a whole lot of danger. Risk was everywhere. And that was just a job. But also consider what the potential reward would be for success. In his mind, this would be a faster way to trade with the Far East – China and India. He had no idea (so the history books tell us) of what he would discover. A whole new world.
Now consider your own profession. What kind of risks are you taking when you go to work? Are you climbing cell phone towers? Working in a factory? Sitting at a desk? Serving burgers and fries? There are risks in everything we do. The question is whether the payoff it worth the risk.
You put these risks up against the idea of what you risk by not doing these jobs. Is there an easy route to riches? Usually not. If there were, everyone would be doing it.
But there are always chances . . . opportunities . . . to find a new way of doing things. A new way that might change the world. Is it a Gold mine or a diamond mine? Then consider people like Steve Jobs. Or Bill Gates. Or Jeff Bezos. Or Mark Zuckerburg. They came up with ideas that no one else had been able to make work. And they created their own Goldmines. It took risk, definitely. They risked their livelihood. Their reputations. Their futures. And struck out in directions that others did not see.
We need more of this kind of thinking. Is it Genius? Is it luck? Or is is just a willingness to risk it all.
What are you willing to risk?