Friday, April 18, 2003

Tomorrow. . .as others have pointed out, is the anniversaries of the Battle of Lexington and Concord, more recently the siege of the whacko cult Davidians at Waco, and of the woefully and allegedly retributive bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City.

Despite the ominous nature of these anniversaries, more happily the Moon will trine Jupiter at 10:31 am EDT and it’ll sextile Neptune at 5:59 pm EDT. A harmonious Saturday could actually follow.

The far more foreboding aspect this weekend occurs on Sunday morning at 5:06 am EDT. That would be when the Moon conjuncts Pluto. Although this aspect occurs once a month, it rarely coincides with Easter sunrise services especially after we just happened to have maybe provoked the wrath of most of the Muslim world.

That influence, along with the aspects that follow may create a rather onerous holiday. The Sun will enter Taurus (8:03 am EDT), creating insatiable hunger. Then the Moon will oppose Saturn (1:55 pm EDT), creating unbelievable heartburn. Then the Moon will square Venus (9:02 pm EDT), augmenting sibling rivalries over who Mommie truly loved best. We all know that is a most measurable and resolvable dispute. Finally, the Moon will trine the Sun (11:24 pm EDT) when you will never have been happier to have your head hit the pillow. Sweet dreams. Happy Easter and Pesach.

today. . .Moon is void, "of course" in Scorpio until 8:51 pm EDT when it’ll enter Sagittarius. When the Moon is void (making no major aspects ) in Scorpio usually feels like the Twilight Zone. However it’s making some rather friendly aspects to both Mars and Venus which should make for a pleasant afternoon and evening at least on the personal front.
"i just stumbled across a quotation i used in my autobiographical writing
from ten years ago.
Winston Churchill’s eloquent warning about the way in which technology has
outpaced our ability to control it retains its relevance. His essay from the
1920’s is in “Thoughts and Adventures”"-A.T.

"Certain it is that while men are gathering knowledge and power with
ever-increasing and measureless speed, their virtues and their wisdom have
not shown any notable improvement as the centuries have rolled.The brain of
the modern man does not differ in essentials from that of the human beings
who fought and loved here millions of years ago. . .Under sufficent stress
-starvation, terror, warlike passion, or even cold intellectual frenzy -
the modern man we know so well will do the most terrible deeds. . .We have
the spectacle of the powers and weapons of man far outstripping the march
of his intelligence; we have the march of his intelligence proceeding far
more rapidly than the development of his nobility. . .
Without an equal growth of Mercy, Pity, Peace and Love, Science herself may
destroy all that makes human life majestic and tolerable. There never was a
time when the inherent virtue of human beings required more strong and
confident expression in daily life."

Thursday, April 17, 2003

okay. . .so I'm a cyber dummie. . .took a while to publish first vacuous post. As it is early gardening season, have had some earthly distractions and still haven't written the next scope but it'll follow ASAP.

In the mean time. . .does anyone recognize the profound irony in the fact that Hammurabi's Code (one of mankind's earliest codes of law) was among the items looted from Baghdad's Iraqi National Museum? If plundering does truly wreck one's luck. . .what does this foreshadow for the "cradle of West Civilization ?". . .