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Wednesday August 4, 2021

Wednesday August 4, 2021

– Balsamic Moon Phase –release, transform, healing, forgiveness, prepare for the new

 – Moon in  Gemini – Void of Course 3:38 PM – 5:17 PM – Moving to Cancer

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

– Planetary Alignments – Mercury – Sun – Jupiter

Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –  August 4th – 6th – Brew Beer, Can Fruits and Vegetables, Mow to Slow Growth, Get Married

– Planting Calendar (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –  August 4th – 6th  – Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Good days for transplanting. Most favorable days for planting beets, onions, turnips, and other root crops.

– 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 – 13 LEO: An old sea captain rocking on the porch of his cottage

EARTH – 13 AQUARIUS: a barometer

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Friday September 4, 2020

Friday September 4, 2020

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

– Moon in Aries

– Sun in Virgo 

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

– Black Moon conjunction with Eris and Mars

– Black Moon Days September 3 – 5

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – September 3rd -4th – 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) –  September 3rd – 5th – A poor time to plant.

– 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: “Daybreak — the luminescence of dawn in the eastern sky” (& Earth An ancient pottery bowl filled with violets)

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

SUN:  13 Virgo: A powerful statesman overcomes a state of political hysteria

EARTH:  13 Pisces: A sword used in many battles in a museum


Defense Against The Dark Arts – Choosing Your Teachers

Within the Harry Potter novels, we are introduced to a wide variety of teachers and instructors at Hogwarts School. And there are things about each of them that I love so much – (or at least I might love to hate them).

Some teachers we see throughout the series as a constant guiding and positive Force – like Professors McGonnigal, Flitwick and Sprout) – in charge of Transfiguration, Charms and Herbology). Snape (and later Slughorn) offer us Potions. Throughout the movies, there are not many others (Trelawney for Divination and Hagrid for Care of Magical Creatures). Nut the books offer us many more interesting and unique Characters.

But it is Defense Against the Dark Arts that give us the greatest variety of instruction.As you find, the job is cursed. And no instructor stays for more than a year. And for DADA at Hogwarts, We see the Good, the bad and the Evil.

For Good, we had Professors Lupin and Mad Eye Moody. Both tried and succeeded to teach the fundamentals of their subject (despite the fact that Mad Eye was an Evil imposter. And then, of course, there was harry taking over in The Order of the Phoenix (who Fred and George agreed had been their best DADA teacher)

For Bad, There was Snape, Quirrell, and Gilderoy Lockhart. Lockhart was just a self absorbed moron who knew and taught nothing. Quirrell, of course was Evil and possessed by Voldemort. But as a teacher was a bumbling fool – probably on purpose to cover his evilness. Snape I put as bad, because, as I will discuss another time, was just a bad teacher. Gifted and powerful wizard. But lousy teacher.

And then there were the Evil. I considered putting Snape here, but on the contrary, he seemed to teach the right things without holding back. But he was so full of his hatred for Harry that it clouded his ability to actually teach the subject. For true Evil, you had The Carrows. They actually taught how to perform the Dark Arts and perform curses on each other. And of Course, Professor Dolores Umbridge.

Unbridge is one of those characters who I will never forget. EVER! Evil. Nightmare evil. the kind like Pennywise the clown that I still have nightmares about. That is Umbridge.  Below its the scene for which she exposes her evil as a teacher. Because there is no subtlety to her evil. It’s right there. And in this


The Government (the ministry) is in Control – and you will do what you are told.

Dissent will not be tolerated.

In this speech, the book and the movie, while not exactly the same, were both on point. And from the movie, the line:

“It is the view of the ministry that a theoretical knowledge will be sufficient to get you through your examinations, which after all is what school is all about.”

This line always stuck with me after hearing it (I know that I saw this particular movie before reading the book).

This movie came out in 2007 – long before they implemented Common Core in US Education system. But the dumbing down of curriculum had begun long before. Soft sciences have become the norm over hard science. Much of the curriculum I see my kids learning now feels like the readers digest version of what I learned back in the 70’s and 80’s. And even back then,  I was always sure the writers left a hell of a lot out.

The Harry Potter series does a great job at making an example of this. And with the subject of The Dark Arts, this is readily apparent.

  • After Voldemort, The Curriculum changed from Teaching “Dark Arts” to a Defense against the Dark Arts.
  • Harry began his training in curses in order to help him with The Triwizard Tournament – but never taught directly by teachers.
  • When Umbridge would not teach even Defensive spells, Harry had to make an illegal class to teach those interested.
  • The highest levels of Government did their best to interfere with the actual education of the students.

Education in the Era of COVID

I am not personally a fan of Homeschooling. I am not a teacher – nor did I ever have aspirations to do so. While I hate the idea that my kids are being force fed the Common Core Curricula in public schools, I pay my taxes and they have a right to be there.

Now they are learning at home. And we must sit with the younger kids to make sure they understand what they are doing and supervise their progress. We are charged with understanding all of the ins and outs of each grade’s electronic devices.  We have  live action learning – where the kids are on Webex and Zoom meetings with the class. And then there is “Asynchronous learning.”

Here is where we get to the Advice in the age of Darkness

In our 2020 version of Defense Against the Dark Arts, we must have some advice about how to fight the misinformation and miseducation of our children.

For me, classes being at home make this easier. We get to see first hand what they are trying to do. And have the opportunity to undue that which is bad and reeducate where we can shed light on darkness.


  1. There are Good Teachers out there – We need to get to know who is teaching our children. Having this much close contact helps to identify what is going well. We need to pay attention to them.
  2. There are also some pretty bad ones – Paying attention is important here too. Are they lazy? Are they simply drones teaching straight out of a book. Are they evil? All relevant questions.
  3. “Never Trust Anything that can think for itself if you can;t see where it keeps its brain.” – This is n admonishment from Arthur Weasley to Ginny after he hears that she had been writing in Riddle’s Diary in The Chamber of Secrets. This speaks directly to my Asynchronous Learning problem. The teachers have been tasked with sending the kids to online courses. These courses are a combination of videos with probing questions afterwards. This is the Anything Without a Brain that we have to watch for. It is history and science lessons, all prepared carefully to offer a very specific frame of reference about its subjects. Consider it like Wikipedia. Everyone says to not trust it, as anyone can change what is there. All you really have to do is read any political issue or person and you will see the artwork of propaganda in motion. If you want to have some fun, look up The Clinton Foundation or Global Warming on Wikipedia.


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Tuesday September 1, 2020

Tuesday September 1, 2020

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

– Moon in Aquarius –  Void of Course 12:56 AM – 5:34 AM Moving to Pisces

– Sun in Virgo 

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

– Black Moon makes conjunction with Eris today

– Venus is making a trine to the Black Moon and Eris

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – September 1st – 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 1st – 2nd – Extra good for vine crops. First day is a favorable day for planting aboveground crops. Second day is a good day for transplanting. Second day is also a good day for planting root crops.

– 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: “Daybreak — the luminescence of dawn in the eastern sky” (& Earth An ancient pottery bowl filled with violets)

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

SUN:  10 Pisces: An aviator in the clouds

EARTH:  10 Virgo: Two heads looking out and beyond the shadows

Mercury the Messenger goes into a trine with Pluto the Transformer today, and the Sabian symbols involved tell us to be fearless. Messages and information flow today to further the deconstruction of the archontic world and the construction of the free world.

Mercury is at 23 Virgo, “a lion-tamer rushes fearlessly into the circus arena.”  Pluto is at 23 Capricorn, “a soldier receiving two awards for bravery in combat.”

Being fearless and being brave are the same thing.  -Laura Walker

Last year around this time, I wrote an installment of Defense Against the Dark Arts about Fear. What are its Roots? What are some Examples? What can you do to dispell that fear.

And dispelling that fear is about creating fearlessness.

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” -Frank Herbert

If you have a few minutes, read it here – then come back and read some more:

DADA101 – Fear

Here is the “Some More” Part

The causes of fear are innumerable, because fear is in the mind. Spiders, for instance are natural. They live everywhere. You can try to keep them out of your living space. You can clean. You can spray chemicals.  For the most part, they will avoid us – content to eat flies and other bugs that are ensnared in their webs.

But then there are the other times – like when I was bit 4 years ago by a spider while I was sleeping. I was in a bed, in New Jersey, in a nice house. Whatever possessed it is unknown.

Am I more afraid of them now? I would say no. But it may be because they are not snakes. No thanks to them!

Fear at the Heart of Things

Looking at 2020, I would suggest that fear is at the heart of pretty much everything going on.

Fear of the Coronavirus

Fear of Vaccines

Fear of Riots

Fear of a race war

Fear of the election, lockdowns, police, other people

And standing in front of us all are the media and entertainment industry fanning the flames.

And ask yourself what the source of all this fear may be? Is it a single source? Mutiple? Working together? Against each other?

The propaganda war going on right now is serious. Everyone has known it was there. But often played blind to it.

Thanks to Trump during the last election, and heavy use of the words FAKE NEWS, even the most somnambulent of fools have begun to admit that there is something wrong. That there is a serious concerted effort to drive some very specific messages through the ether and into the hearts and minds of the population at large.

I believe at the time, Trump was simply fighting a battle. For him this could have been the election. Or it could have just been he woke up in the morning and got sick of being lied about.

Once he had them labeled – and all of their heads exploded like an infected pimple – the crazy cadre of left wing “fact checkers” were front and center. The left has often tried to appropriate the term Fake News – confusing the label to their advantage.

But for the Lamestream media, the emperor’s clothes were off. We had forgotten the term “yellow journalism” for all its heyday in year’s past. But now its back. probably never left. But no longer can we look at a piece of news and not ask ourselves who is saying it and what are they trying to accomplish by saying it.

Now Where Was I . . . Oh That’s Right, “Fear”

It is fear they are spreading. Enlightenment is the cure. The Alignment of the day – Mercury – Pluto offers us the symbols of fearlessness and bravery.

Now more than ever, we must ask ourselves. What? Why? How? Who? Where? When?

There is more to come. Enlightenment is on the way. We have the Full Moon tomorrow (Or in about 4 hours by my watch since I am writing this a little later into the evening than I had planned. And the Full expression of the Sabian Symbol for the month hits: “Daybreak — the luminescence of dawn in the eastern sky”.

It’s time to see some Daybreak!

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DADA – Who do you listen to?

BTW: If you were not following when I started this series last year, here are some of the beginning posts to get  you up to speed:

Basic Defense:

DADA 101:

Defense Lessons in Fighting Mind Control

One of my past mentors used to constantly ask the question:

“Who do you listen to?”

Who do you listen to? This question is different than “Who do you learn from?” Most people think they are the same. What does “listen” mean? What does “learn from” mean. Think about these things. Ponder this: You can learn the most from your enemies.

Think about those who hate you, those who YOU hate, those who make you feel bad, those who “hurt” you, those who if they would only change your life would be better. These people are your greatest teachers.

You should love these people. These people, more than any other, can bring you to a “place” where all your dreams can come true. Remember, YOU attracted them into your life. They are an answer to what you have been asking for.

YOU called them forth into your life. This is why “love your enemies, love those who hate you” is a common high spiritual teaching.

This is an important question to ask yourself as it ultimately defines the kind of information that you are consuming and where your mind will focus.

What you Consume can have an impact on your Well Being

How much do you read? For the purpose of this article, I am not talking about Periodicals, The Internet, Television, Radio or any of that. I am talking about books.

I both read and listen to audio books. I started audio mostly to take up the time in between when I am busy doing mindless work and am unable to read a book. This would be driving and household chores like dished and laundry.

For me, I am always reading multiple books. Some actively and some passively.

So Who do I Listen to?

I will list some of my Go to sites for entertainment and education.

Oracle Report -Laura Walker – Astrology and Lunar phases. I have been following the Oracle report since 2011 and Laura’s insight continues to be spot on.

Blogging From Paradise – Ryan Biddulph – He is a blogger whose claim to fame: “Blogging from Paradise – our community – is where you can learn to have fun blogging, to boost your blogging income, to generate more traffic and to actually enjoy the ride.” I have been following since early on in my blogging career. He understands the craft like no other.

AWAI –  American Writers and Artists Institute – They are an organization dedicated to teaching Direct Market copywriting. I have been through their course twice and continue following their blog and Newsletter – The Golden Thread – to continue honing the craft of copywriting.

PIR – Patriot Intel Report – Phoenix’s daily report is a must for “The Patriot on the Go.”

Sol Luckman – SnoozetoAwaken – Shares insightful information about medical and political fraud all over the internet.

Suspicious0bservers – Daily Spaceweather News Report.

Radio – The Patriot Channel on Sirius Satellite – Up to date news commentary. They are conservatives, and often go a little wild with their rants. But it is the go to spot to find out news that the Media is ignoring

Breitbart News and The Drudge Report– See above about The Patriot Channel

TV – Ancient Aliens, Big Brother, Lovecraft Country

I DO NOT ACTIVELY CONSUME MAINSTREAM NEWS – CBS. NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, ESPN – They are an unreliable source of information. Except for weather. And that is only if you really want dosages of Global Warming propaganda served up warm and mushy.

I DO passively watch CBS. It is my wife’s goto channel for everything. So I have to stomach the BS from the other room most of the day – like second hand smoke permeating its stench through everything. I enjoy lampooning the talking heads (that is when I am not throwing things at the TV). I use it as a baseline for what the mainstream is saying.

So What am I reading RIGHT NOW?

Harry Potter – and the Chamber of Secrets – JK Rowling – I am reading the whole series, This is day 5 and I am on the second book. This is inspiration and lots of fun.

50 Things THEY Don’t want you to Know – Jerome Hudson – Its a “ripped from the headlines” kind of book compiled by a member of the Breitbart News team. It points out major news stories that the mainstream news media have been ignoring.

The Master Game – Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval – It is subheaded “Unmasking the secret rulers of the world.”  I got this book because of my love of Graham Hancock. Unfortunately it is not available on Audible. But it puts together a lot of the behind the scenes Illuminati shadow groups playing kingmaker around the world.  It offers a fascinating account of the background political/religious forces that have been (and still are) shaping and controlling our lives and society.A little old, but still very useful information.

American Crusade: Our Fight to Stay Free – Pete Hegseth – I picked this up after hearing an interview with Pete Hegseth. One of the most concerning aspects of this election cycle is the messaging. The Democrats a large advantage here. The media is their darling. Anything they want to say is told in epic drama all throughout the news cycle. Where Trump triumphed in 2016 was his ability to steal the news cycle with whatever he wanted to put out there. After he won, the Democrats and the media swore to never let that happen again. So the question is, what message will he be able to shoot out to his 80 Million Twitter followers to capture the hearts of America? Will he be able to do it. Pete Hegseth offers a strong foundation for that “conservative” message. We will see how it works.

Homework Project – Who do you Listen to?

1) Who do you listen to? Make a list of the people that you are listening to right now. That could be authors, Friends, Celebrities, Business Associates. Try to list all that are affecting you now.


2) How have they changed you or affected your life?


3) What Books are you reading right now?



Please consider this. Write it down. Figure out where you are right now. Is it getting you where you want to go?

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Tuesday August 18, 2020

Tuesday August 18, 2020

– Balsamic Moon Phase – release, transform, healing, forgiveness, prepare for the new

– New Moon Phase @ 10:41 PM – begin, initiate, wish, project, set an intention

– Moon in Leo

– Sun in Leo 

– Mars is Trine the Sun and Mercury through the 20th

– Mars Conjunct the Eris Point – 21 Degrees Aries

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

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – August 18th – 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) –  August 17th – 20th – Best for killing weeds, briars, poison ivy, and other plant pests. Clear wood lots and fencerows.

– 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:  27 LEO: Daybreak — the luminescence of dawn in the eastern sky

EARTH:  27 AQUARIUS: An ancient pottery bowl filled with violets

New Moon – August 18, 2020 @ 10:41 PM

We come to the end of the Second Cancer Lunar phase of 2020. This evening will see the New Moon phase in Leo. I am including both the Astrology Chart for this morning at 7:00 AM EST as well as the New Moon Chart at 10:41 PM this evening for comparison purposes.

The Sabian Symbol for today and for this Lunar Month at 27 Leo is “Daybreak — the luminescence of dawn in the Eastern Sky.”

“The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose above the mountains. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning.”

I mentioned before that I finished The Wheel of Time book series. The quote above sums up a lot about the series, as each of the 14 books start with some version of this. So let’s start the Leo New Moon phase with it!

So for me, I am beginning a few things.

A Diet – of Sorts.

If you have been following me for long, each year I go on a cleanse diet. I’ve done it for the past about 4 years. It is not specifically for losing weight, though each time I have done it I have lost between 10 and 20 lbs.

What I have followed is a 30 Day Reset. It is an extreme diet that takes lots of work. You must cut out ALL processed food and ALL processed sugar. What I am following is “Eat Well – 12 Habits of Success”

Each day they post a video with a Success habit to follow that will lead you toward better health. I saw the opening post and decided to follow it yesterday.  Today was the second Day, so I will list them here so far:
Eat Well – Habit 1 – Log your food
Why log your food?
  • Greater awareness of how often, what and how much you eat
  • Ability to know what foods nourish you, satisfy you or weight you down
  • A basis to ask questions, experiment and get feedback on our coaching calls
  • We find people start to eat more appropriate amounts for their needs, even just through logging
Have you logged your food before?
Did you like it, love it, or hate it?
Its a pretty good idea if you ask me. i started yesterday, using the friendly downloadable log sheet (Its like coloring pages for grown ups). And I have to say, it was super effective.
Every time I went to eat something – chips, a piece of candy, soda – I stopped myself and asked if I really wanted it. If I really needed it.
Eat Well – Habit 2 – Lead with Protein
It basically says that every meal should start with 20 grams of protein. Meat, Cheese, Nuts, Legumes. Protein is filling and it sets the building blocks toward better nutrition utilization.
If you are interested in this, you can find theis group on Facebook at:
I will let you know how it goes.

Harry Potter – Defense Against the Dark Arts

As I mentioned the other day, i have started reading the Harry Potter Series. Monday morning I finished the Sorcerers Stone and I am now moving along through the Chamber of Secrets. I love the speed of reading YA books. Especially the first few Harry Potter Books. These were rolling far before the movies began. And while reading it, your mind’s eye still sees the characters as cartoony. But that doesn’t stop the fun.
I think that the Daybreak “luminescence” theme for the month speaks perfectly to the idea of talking about and finding ways of defending ourselves against the darkness that we see around us every day.  And the Ancient Pottery Bowl speaks of a rich and vibrant past – filled with ancient secrets. The Mystery Schools taught this information. Until they were forced underground. Or out of existence.
Stay Tuned!
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DADA101 – Fear


“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” -Frank Herbert

I first read this quote when I was about 11. I bought the book Dune while on our annual trip to Yosemite. It interested me after coloring a coloring page (yes, I was 11) from the story of Dune. It featured a Freman sitting out, staring across a desert landscape. I fell in love with the image and had to get the book.

We arrived at Yosemite by about noon and quickly set up camp. It was raining bad. We then all went inside to wait out the storm. I began reading Dune and remember this quote vividly. I got through the section about the Gom Jabbar before doing something unusual for me. I fell asleep and took a nap. Probably the only nap I can remember in my childhood. I could never see the point.

But it was a fateful nap. My older brother snatched up my copy of Dune and began reading it. I did not see the book again the whole week. And it was a long week because it rained the entire time.

And I did not return to the book Dune until about 12 years later. I think I was a little afraid of it. I was not a strong reader and there were a lot of weird words. And if you have read it, then you understand how disjointed the story is presented. But when I picked it up again, it was the same book I had picked up off a rack in a tourist shop all those years ago. I swiped it from my brother’s coveted collection of books – something he has never let me forget. And I took it for good.

Now that I am rereading the story for about the 10th time, I bought a “new” copy from a used bookstore. The original is held together with duct tape and half the pages are falling out.

Back to Fear . . . and some of our favorite stories 

Dune, like Harry Potter, is a coming of age story. Young boy must face uncertainty, evil people and death. They have friends, but pretty much must accomplish it with their own wits (oh, and some magic and genetic superiority). And along the way, us faithful readers see ourselves in these characters. We experience their ups, their downs, their loves, their heartbreaks. And we also live with their fears.

How many times have you watched an action, adventure or horror movie and asked yourself, WHY after experiencing ANY of what they present (car crashes, falling out a window, shootings, muggings, being punched out of nowhere) is the main character not crouched and shivering in a corner from fear? Most action adventure movies do not even touch the subject.

Every once in a while, they do. Consider The Hunger Games, where 26 children are placed in an arena and forced to kill each other. Seeing the horror acted out before during and after the action in that movie really show the faces of fear caused by trauma.

And these examples get to the heart of what I want to discuss . . .

How do we deal with fear?

Directly and indirectly, this is the core of the entire world of psychology today. People get to a really bad place and need to talk it out. So, they go to a therapist. Or a religious leader. Or someone who will listen to them. Unfortunately, the person suffering from the low point usually has no idea how to get out of it. And it is up to the “professional” to lead them there.

But what if these “professionals” have no idea themselves how to lead you out? Therapy is not an exact science. And we may never know how much snake oil has been involved. What we do know is how prevalent the use of medications, drugs, alcohol and anything else that people are using to dull the senses.

Are these the answer? Maybe. Maybe not.

But be sure that whether they are or whether they are not, someone is making money from the process.

And this also brings up another inconvenient truth. And that is about the amount of stimulus out there specifically designed to pump up the volume of fear and anxiety.

When you put it all together, it speaks highly to the idea that society is directing us into paths and markets we do not even know we are being ushered into. It’s like Russian workers who left work and got into the first line they found, not knowing what it was that they would get at the end but figuring that it would be all they could get. Is it bread? Vodka? Underwear?

stimulus – response

stimulus – response

eat, drink, smoke, pop, sleep

These can be a treadmill. A never-ending cycle.

What we must ask ourselves is if such thing as a “CURE” exists. I think that if we look deep inside ourselves, we know there has to be. Are we waiting for someone to dream it up? Are we hoping that one of the allopathic options may work?

To me, it all screams that there probably are some actual “cures” out there. And the industry known as mental health will do everything in its power to make sure you can’t find it. Is that me being like Alex Jones? A bit of cynicism? Hell yes.

Finding the Secret

As with so many things, I believe there are secrets that have been hidden from us about how to resolve these issues of the mind. We would like to believe that there are genius’s out there waiting to come up with a new solution to our problems. Names like Freud and Jung are well known and have offered us insight into the mind’s workings.

But to look at society today one questions whether it is worse now than any time in our history? Have all of the mental diseases and disorders that are being worked on today always existed? Are they different sides of the same coin? Have we created new names (and subsequently new drugs to deal with them) for the same things?

Or has the shock treatment we receive in our daily dosages of lamestream news and toxic life really messed us up and pushed us over the PTSD edge. Some people manage it better than others?

Consider a Couple Classics

Since this is a blog about comparative fiction in our everyday life, let’s consider for a few minutes, a couple examples.

Harry Potter – With all the trauma in Harry’s life, it’s a wonder that it took until the 3rd book, Prisoner of Azkaban, to address fear. It appeared in the guise of boggarts and dementors. And to me, one of the most poignant story lines in the entire series is Professor Lupin teaching Harry Potter about dealing with his own fears.

Boggarts were magical pests who take the form of whatever scares someone the most. It’s their own magical defense mechanism that works like a skunk’s spray. Once you can recognize it for what it is, dispelling the creature is not that difficult. The problem arises when you are faced with that which scares you the most. And can you mentally look beyond it to see that it is really innocuous?

The teaching of this lesson begins innocently, as the professor has each student face the boggart and come face to face with their worst fears. There are snakes, spiders, clowns and even people that the students face down. It’s done humorously in order to show that it can be light-hearted. But as Harry faces the boggart, what appears is something much more sinister – a dementor. One of the must vile and horrible creatures of all.

Dementors are evil creatures who feed off of the fears and emotions of others. Their affinity for evil made them quick allies of the dark forces in the book. At the time of the teaching, however, they offer their services as guards of the wizards’ prison. They are both effective guards to the worst criminals of the wizarding world. But also add an element of torture to the convicted – feeding off all their fears.

To combat these fear-mongering creatures, Professor Lupin teaches a couple of different spells. Riddikulus dispels the boggart, by transforming it into something funny. But for the Dementor the required spell is a Patronus Charm – which embodies a good spirit energy to fight it off.

Most important with each spell, however, is an element that is entirely non magical. And therefore an important lesson for all of us eager readers wanting to be warriors ourselves. That non magical element is Emotion. To make riddikulus work, the caster must think of something funny. This funny energy feeds the counter spell. Similarly with the patronus, the caster must recall a powerful happy emotion. And this emotion feeds the energy that will dispel the dementor.

Fiction or not, it tells of the importance of our emotions in fueling our own well-being. And being in control of our emotions and being able to feed our emotions helps in conquering our own fears.

Dune – I Must Not Fear – This article started with the Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear. Young Paul Atreides invokes the rite early in the book as he faces the trial of the Gom Jabbar. He must face a fear of the unknown as he inserts his hand into a box that causes him pain. He is then faced with the dilemma. Remove his hand from the pain source or he would face death by poison. Which fear is worse? Paul faces the test be reciting the mantra “I must not Fear. Fear is the Mind Killer”. In the end he faces the fear and moves beyond it. The pain, and the memory of the pain, remained. Be he was the master.

He faces other trials later in the book. And many of them also involved the facing of fear and invoking the rite. To me, this kind of fear mantra is excellent teaching tool in facing fears in our own life.

Fantastic Fears and How to Dispel Them!

All of this leads us to consider how we face fears here in our own lives. What fears do you have? Are you afraid of Spiders? Snakes? Clowns? Heights? Enclosed Spaces? People?

We all have and hold onto our own core fears. Some of these may have been learned from experience. Myself, I have a fear of snakes. Why you may ask? I grew up in Southern California. I have been face-to-face with Rattlesnakes 4 different times. Each one scared the living shit out of me.  They are a constant fear to this day. But this does not debilitate my life.  I live in Pennsylvania now. Not so many snakes.

Through Astrology, we find that there are also fears that we are born with. And a great key to understanding them is explained in Laura Walker’s Book about the Black Moon. In her own words:

There has been a missing piece in astrology – the Black Moon.  This mysterious astrological body has been hidden in the shadows and mired in misconception.  The Black Moon pinpoints our shadow side – the fractured part of the psyche that harbors a primary fear and keeps us locked in repetitive, self-sabotaging cycles of behavior.  When the shadow side is identified and healed, we become whole and our untapped potential is liberated.

When you study the black moon, you are looking at your own shadow side. You are delving into the core fears that were active at the time of your birth. These Black Moon Energies, as defined by the location of the Black Moon in the Zodiac when you were born, are imprinted on you. It is like other planetary aspects. However the effects are more personal. They are activated when The Moon or the Black Moon are either conjunct or oppose your natal signs. Being aware of them can help you to acknowledge the source of the energy you may be feeling and offer you suggestions on how to deal with them.

To understand this, it will help you to find out your natal Black Moon. You can look it up in Laura’s Book. Download it here:

The Black Moon: Guide to Healing the Shadow Side (2011)

The Shadow sides and fears are listed here.

Sign Shadow Fear Issues
Aries Shadow of Success unworthiness identity, self esteem
Taurus Shadow of Security scarcity insecurity, consumption
Gemini Shadow of Acceptance rejection liked/disliked by others
Cancer Shadow of Support abandonment dependency, neediness
Leo Shadow of Order change arrogance, self-centered
Virgo Shadow of Ability failure self-criticism, overwork
Libra Shadow of Perfection loneliness/isolation perfectionism, boundaries
Scorpio Shadow of Death loss winning-losing, death, endings
Sagittarius Shadow of Truth meaninglessness honesty, dishonesty
Capricorn Shadow of Control neglect control, attention seeking behavior
Aquarius Shadow of Power powerlessness power struggles, self-discipline
Pisces Shadow of Trust vulnerability trust in others/God

Understanding and working with your fears is a start. But I would like to finish with a note of encouragement and a short practice I have found a lot of success with.

Tap on That Shit!

I am a huge proponent of meridian tapping. Funny part about tapping is that it was developed by a psychologist, Dr. Roger Callahan, who was looking for a mode of healing that worked. He was a therapist who had worked for years with different clients with little to no success. He had researched and studies eastern medicine and happened upon a process of tapping on different meridian points on the body. By tapping in the right sequence and with the right intention, negative energies could be released. It’s funny because he found an actual cure for so many issues that he had been working around. And it was not written in the Medical journals.

Now, I am not a doctor or a therapist. But I have used this process to help rid myself of a l0t of emotional baggage. And I offer this basic technique for you to try.

The tapping is simple. Take your middle 3 fingers together and gently tap on your forehead – between your eyebrows. (If you read my previous article about the Curse Clearing, it is the same  process).

Think about the fear or problem that you are having and start tapping. tap tap tap

  1. Acknowledge the fear (name it for what it is)
  2. Dispel that fear
  3. Replace it with something good

For this simple exercise, it may sound like this.

tap tap tap

  1. I acknowledge that snakes are there and they scare me.


2. They cannot hurt me. I stay away from them. I wish them well and my life to be better without them and without the thought of them.

3. I replace them with the weasel. The Weasel is good and furry and fluffy. It is my protector. It makes me happy. And weasels kill snakes.

Finish tapping and breath in deeply 3 times.

This is not necessarily the best example, but it gives you the idea of what to do. Acknowledge the fear, dispel it and replace it with something good. The tapping and the intention help to put that fear away in your head.


Good Luck


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ASTR101 – The Solar System to Scale

The Solar System

Back many many years ago, when I was in college in the 80’s, I took an astronomy class. It fulfilled my science requirement with a lab. And since I had no interest in the sciences (I had OD’s on them in high school with Advanced Chem and Advanced Bio) this would do.

This morning, I saw a post on Facebook that reminded me of one of the more educational labs we did. The “experiment” was to make a scale model of the solar system. And the process of creating it ( in our short 3-hour lab) was much less cool than the video I am about to share with everyone, it was just as educational.

Probably one of the more mind bending parts of understanding the Universe is scale. We simply do not have any frame of reference here on earth to feel it.

So we started at one end of the longest hallway at San Diego State University. I believe it was 2 buildings that had been Frankensteined together making one massively long hallway. There, we took a sheet of paper and traced a circle the size of a quarter – and taped the paper to the wall.

Then we were given measurements – and I forget whether they made us use tape measures or just counting out footsteps. A dot some 30 steps down the hallway was Mercury. Another dot some 50 or more steps further was Venus. As I recall, the Hallway did not allow us to get past Jupiter.

The question asked at each planet was to look at the papers we had taped up before and think about how much we could actually see of the dots we put on the paper.

The Video

For the purposes of my blog, I cannot share the video that I saw this morning. But I can send you to the site to see it yourself. You understand the whole plagiarism thing. But I thought it was so cool, that I wanted to talk about it and share it.

Every solar system model you’ve seen is wrong

So these filmmakers mapped out the true scale of the planets’ orbits in the sand.

The video is educational, beautiful and awe-inspiring. It shows off our planet’s place in the solar system, and it offers perspective on just how small Earth is in the grand scheme of things. The entire film is captivating, but perhaps the most poignant moment is at sunrise, when the real sun matches the model’s sun, showing that the representation is accurate.

So please go watch and enjoy!

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DADA101 – More on Astrology

In the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Astrology Still Gets a Bum Rap.

You would think that in a world where people performed magic spells, and curses, there would be an open minded awareness of such arts as Astrology. But as you read through the series, you soon learn this is not the case.

This is a case where reading the books provides a more extensive view of the Wizarding World than if you only watched the movies. there is only so much you can cram into a 3 hour movie. Some details had to be erased. The case of Astrology and Astronomy are one example.

Astronomy, as a subject at Hogwart’s school, is addressed in a few of the books, starting with book 1 – The Sorcerer’s Stone. It’s one of the classes they attend (at night of course). They draw star charts and discuss planets. Its very much treated as any science would be in our own existence. And as a plot device, useful to set the scene.

It is not until the 3rd book, Prisoner of Azkaban, where Astrology is introduced. And it is done with humor and derision. Movie watchers only saw Professor Trelawney – Half Blind, kinda crazy and prone to weird fits of insanity (we later find out to be prophesies.

Hermione Granger helps push the points about Trelawney home by referring to her as an old fraud and and calling the whole subject of Divination “a bunch of rubbish.” Her preference in subjects was for Arithmancy (dare we call it numerology)?

Truth be told, the books are not much kinder to her. Though they do discuss in much more detail some of the subjects that she teaches, including tea leaf reading, crystal balls and Astrology.

Knowing a little bit about astrology, the interplay about Astrology homework is actually very funny. But it points out a blatant disrespect for the subject.

Some Personal Notes on Astronomy and Astrology

In my freshman year in college, I decided to take an Astronomy class. As a business major, I was required to take a science with a lab. I had already studied both Chemistry and Biology in high school and was looking for something different.

And Astronomy sounded so cool. I could go on star gazing tours, go visit the observatory (Palomar Mountain was only about 30 miles away and the University had a partnership there). Learning about the planets and the solar system had more of an appeal to me than chemicals and dissections.

Besides this, it was one of the few classes that I could get. San Diego State University boasted over 45,000 students at the time. Most classes were held in large lecture halls, and still would fill to capacity. You took what you could get.

Day one in the class re educated me quickly about the “fun” in astronomy. Astronomy could be better described as applied mathematics, chemistry, and physics all together.

NOTE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE: I have never taken physics, so most of my simplistic descriptions of physics principles will be borrowed from someone else’s work who knows WTF they are talking about.

As my major would eventually change from Business to Economics (which is another applied mathematics, specifically statistics and calculus, field) the mode of learning fit right into my own mindset.

Astronomy is all about DESCRIBING what is going on in the universe around us. It provides the descriptive information that has helped us to ask some of the more important questions about life, the universe and everything.

Now the Science of Astrology has been studied for a long time. So long, that most of what was learned in the past was either forgotten or has been ignored or suppressed by different groups trying to control the narrative (Think organized religion or the organized education, or governments).

These organizations, for their own purposes have sought to define our world on their terms – in order to control the thoughts of the populations at large. But as in a fair game of poker, the cards call themselves. Facts are presented. Hopefully people will not continue to keep these facts to themselves.

People in Babylon, Ancient Greece, Egypt, India, China, Scandinavia, Central, South and North America. Have actively studied what they saw in the sky. Each sought answers to the questions of their existence, and to discover what they could about the world around them. They would ask questions like:

  • What was that crazy light that just streaked across the sky?
  • Why did the Moon just disappear and darkness just fill the sky for an hour?
  • Why do most stars always in the same place in the sky while others appear to wander across the sky?

Given that very little of what they knew can be figured out today due to lack of written records, we can only look at what they left for us and guess. And they have left us some pretty big hints:

  • The Pyramids being built with exact measurements and specific alignments towards cardinal points and directions. And in alignment to the constellation Orion.
  • Stonehenge and many other megalithic sites aligned exactly to the equinoxes.
  • An understanding of the procession of the equinoxes.
  • “Gods” named same at the planets.

The sophistication of what they built far exceeds our own estimation of their ability to understand things.

But Back to Astrology

I have wanted to gather, in one place, a comprehensive explanation many aspects of Astrology. I have been studying Astrology pretty closely for about 8 years. And while I have many books and know of many websites, it is still a challenge to answer what I feel are basic questions.

I feel that there are many others out there that may feel the same.

So while this is not exactly Defense Against the Dark Arts (until we get to sections on how the Archons and Illuminati Elites use astrology to time their attacks that is), it is important information. So I am opening a second “class.


Future articles will be headlined ASTRO101. It will be training as basic as it gets. As I have found. astrology can get pretty deep pretty fast. So I will be walking through subjects as slowly as it takes for me to be able to explain them.

More than likely, there will be fewer references to good old Harry Potter. But I promise to keep it fun.

Again, as with Defense, I am hoping that these will be interactive subjects for all to engage in.


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DADA101 – Curses

Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.”

– Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)

WHAT Exactly is a Curse?

I always remember this scene from the movie The Jerk. It takes the simpleton’s view of a common situation in everyday life taking our daily speech literally:

“Damn these glasses!”

“I damn thee.”

How often are we speaking or emanating curses throughout the day and not even know it?

The Law of Attraction says that thoughts are things. And there are powers out there that are floating through the ether that may be affecting us on a daily basis.

It is one thing if these curses are simply flying around and happen to hit us. It is quite another if one is aimed our direction.

A curse is any expressed wish that some form of adversity or misfortune will befall or attach to some other entity: one or more persons, a place, or an object.   – Some definition that popped up on Google

Curses are negative energy sent from one source and aimed at another. The intent is malevolent.

And it Comes Back to Harry

In the Harry Potter series, curses are talked about a lot. There is a constant battle or balance going on between dark and light forces. Being magic, the effects of these curses are often dramatic and vary greatly in intensity. Many can be innocuous as making someone stumble while walking. But could also be much worse, or even evil.

3 of these curses were so heinous as to make them “unforgivable.” These included The Imperious Curse (Imperio) – Controlling someone and forcing them to action, The Cruciatus Curse (Crucio) – the torture curse, and The Killing Curse (Avada Kedavra).

More about the curses in Harry Potter will be addressed in future posts. For here, suffice it to say, they were part of the story. And very much, they displayed a very dramatic visual representation of things that have been whispered about throughout our own history.

The Curse Clearing

I learned about the Curse Clearing back a few years ago – sometime around 2012 (it’s amazing all the things that were revealed in that year). It was taught in a seminar given by Lee Beymer – which I listened to the podcast of rather than live. It was part of a discussion about his healing technique called Quantum Emotional Clearing (QEC).

He related a number of stories about how he learned about curses. To the untrained eye, they are not noticed. But to those under attack, they can ruin your whole day, or worse.


At the time of the seminar, it was revealed that our collective consciousness was under serious attack. The source of the attack was not “human.” The way I read it from his description was that it was what we have been calling archontic in nature. And the attacks came in waves. Many of which were astrologically triggered.


So, we start from a position of being is a think, evil soup of curses. We also face the what’s going on in the world around us. Listen to or read the news or watch any television and really pay attention to what is being said. Are the politicians attacking you for your beliefs? Are you bombarded with scare tactics.


We can also be under specific attack from other individuals. Is your home life positive? Do you swear at other drivers when you are out on the road? Do you have wonderful loving relationships with everyone you work with?

It is with this toxic cloud or generalized and specific curses what we need to find ways of protecting ourselves.

Sticks and Stones Can Break My Bones, But Words . . .

It makes sense to practice techniques to “clear” them from your field. The Curse Clearing ritual was developed just for this specific purpose.

We created a group that has been practicing The Curse Clearing daily (twice daily actually). I find it beneficial to take part as a group, but it is not necessary. I have also used the Curse Clearing on my own.

If you are interested in the group, on Facebook search for

Energy Clearing Community

It is linked here

If interested, here are the Call in Procedures:

Daily at 7:30am and 10:30am Eastern Time

Call-in Number: (712) 432-0900

Participant Access Code: 189370#

For Canadian Residents:

Please dial 559-546-1400 prior to using the dial-in information above.

Skype Name: freeconferencing.0900

The purpose of this group is to provide scheduled and/or on-request energy clearing based on Lee Beymer’s Energy Clearing Procedures that he shares. Call participants generally come away from these calls feeling lighter and brighter.

Meridian Tapping

The Curse Clearing, in addition to being a recited message, also employs meridian tapping. Tapping was popularized by Dr. Roger Callahan. Many people have taken up the practice and spread it around. There are many techniques you can try, which I may go into in another lesson.

This specific ritual was developed by Lee Beymer. He learned from Gary Craig, who worked with Dr. Callahan in the early stages of the tapping development.

For this ritual, we will tap using three fingers (given that you have all three – if not, you can improvise). With your three center fingers (hand is up to you). Tap between your eyebrows in the center of your head. Speed should be 2-4 taps per second. and strength should be enough so you can feel it, but not so much that you might leave a mark (though if you do it long enough the spot you are tapping may be a little red).

Belief Not Necessary

This was a somewhat funny statement that Lee would often utter. Part of the statement asks you to address a higher power. When I first learned it, he used the term “GOD” which bothered many people. It bothered them due to their own belief systems (or lack of them).

This is not meant to challenge any of your belief systems. Only to draw on any powers that you do believe. So when it is asked, and you want to say “God” or “Allah” or “Buddah” or “Vishnu”, please do. We say “By the Powers of All That Are Divine” and leave it at that.

At the conclusion of the ritual, you are asked to follow a breathing ritual. Simply breath in deeply, hold for the count of ten and then exhale. Repeat 2 more times for a total of three deep breaths.

If you do the ritual on you own, simply say the following phrases out loud while tapping between your eyebrows. If you take part in the group call, A leader with say the lines, and everyone else follows in turn.



By the Powers of All That Are Divine

All curses, interference, antagonisms

and all angers, fears and repeaters are bound and defeated

And must leave us now

To return to Source

To be revealed in The Truth

And absolved in The Light

So be it

Let it be done

And it is so

(repeat 3x)

Thank You

Breath in and out 3 times as explained above.