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Snow! in Photo and Art
With the Northeast due for yet another snowstorm, I'm in Georgia with snowflakes on my mind...
Snowy photo courtesy of Maya Henderson, drawing Snowy Path by yours truly...
Then there's my totally untested theory that whatever sort of weather a baby is born into (or is greeted by when brought home from the hospital) is the kind they're fascinated by. In Maya's and my cases, it was snow...hers in Washington DC, mine in Athens, GA.
Not conclusive but I'm sticking it to it like snow clinging to a cold treetop!
Thom Yorke: Sun Libra-Moon Aries + a music video 'The Clock'
Posted in April 2016 here's a performance of The Clock:
Thom Yorke, guitarist and lead vocalist of my all-time favorite band, Radiohead, was born on Oct 7, 1968 in Wellingborough Northamptonshire, England. No birth time is publicly available, as far as I know, so I've done the usual - looked at the 24-hour period of his birth date to find the range of the Moon's degrees so that I can check out Sun-Moon blend details which follow...
Sun 13-15 Libra and Moon 19 - 26 Aries, an Air-Fire blend that's all about relationships.
Air-Fire combos are the 'live wire' blend of energies, full of exciting ideas and innovations, and we definitely see this in Mr Yorke's music. Cleverness, joie de vivre, and charisma accompany this blend, no matter the signs. In relationships intellectual rapport is required along with lots of freedom to follow one's individual interests. Being on the cutting edge of social change is seen in his activism for social causes. (Click link to his Wiki bio for details of these.)
When Sun is in Libra, Moon in Aries, there is willfulness, independent yet dependent qualities in the personality which develops through relationships; without serious relationships emotions can remain rather childish.
This is a romantic yet restless combo that can be convivial and convincing, controversial, cheeky, and entertaining. 'It' needs to be actively engaged with life and likes to be working toward something which may often have an eccentric twist to it. There is a sense of enthusiasm and challenge brought to group projects which we may assume has served Mr. Yorke well in his musical expressions.
Managing people and getting exactly what is wanted is a talent with Libra/Aries; relationships are central so Yorke may depend on his partner (Rachel Owen) more than he cares to admit. Thrill is important as well, and he may seek excitement elsewhere if the spark leaves a relationship. However, Mr. Yorke is, I've read, very devoted to his children, Noah (born 2001) and Agnes, born in 2004, the year of a repetition of Yorke's Pre-Natal Solar Eclipse Series, the 6 South.
*6 South has a 'being forceful and taking power' flavor, plus, 'manic energy with great strength in relationships.' It can bring along sudden events such as falling in love (hello, Agnes!) and indicates 'exertion of huge efforts in group activities'...such as Radiohead and his other musical and activist endeavors.
The downside of Sun Lib/Moon Aries may be: awkward stubbornness when his limit has been reached; a tendency to sabotage harmony which is sorely needed due to a deeply competitive spirit; difficulty reconciling his independent streak with his dependence on others.
His quick mind, diplomatic skills, and ability to persuade are very useful within a desire for justice and commitment to defending the underdog. At 41 going on 42, I'm quite certain that by now he has grown up tremendously and discovered that he can still be true to himself in a relationship of equals.
Sun Libra/Moon Aries is shared natally by an interesting list of people: Enrico Fermi, Cliff Richard, Dick Gregory, John Coltrane, Luciano Pavarotti, and the Duchess of...York!
Now, with snowflakes falling fast in Georgia (our turn for a white-out which hopefully won't lead to a black-out), I shall close this post with Sun Libra/Moon Aries 'Image for Integration':
"A little girl and a little boy barter whilst playing on a see-saw. She wants his toy gun; he wants her cream cake. They decide to share."
*Solar Eclipse details: Brady's Predictive Astrology; Sun/Moon info: Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles and Suzi Harvey.
Yarn on YouTube - the video
Cool! Here's my yarn spinning daughter Maya starring in her first yarn video - let her tell ya all about it! But I guess the skeins of yarn are the actual stars...which makes Maya the producer.
Have Super Fun with Superstickies!
Superstickies are fun, yes? Create yourself one - it's easy if I can do it!
A shout-out of Thanks goes to Donna Cunningham at SkyWriter for alerting me to this new blogging toy...er...I mean, tool.
Got Cardinal T-Square worries? Well, from Mar 19 to 21, 2010 the First Annual Astrology Blogathon arrives with many with practical solutions. Check with Donna's SkyWriter blog for more details.
On Sarah Palin, Tea Parties, President Obama, and Waging Another War
SouthernAvenger presents an analysis of Sarah Palin, her involvement with the Tea Party movement, and her false-logic critiques of President Obama who 'isn't enough like Bush'? (Didn't we just suffer through 8 years of lousy Bushiness? And he robbed the people's Treasury blind as he left Washington!)
You know, if I were president and my opponents and their operatives (who had their own White House dreams as motivation) began a 'Bomb Iran' drumbeat, that's exactly what I wouldn't do. How often does anyone get to be a contrarian while simultaneously taking a higher road to what reasonable, civilized people would call the sanity of upholding moral standards such as the sanctity of life?
Why, you'd almost guess that sending more US troops abroad to die was a method of population control (plus, their loss results in no more kids from those particular soldiers.) Massive unemployment in the US is probably swelling military ranks, too, just as the power elite planned. They plan ahead, you know.
Since 2005 I have blogged on Politics using the lens of Astrology, admittedly with a populist, common-good slant. Well, if I can't champion we-the-people, who can I back? Is Astrology a tool meant to be used, or is it too precious?
Yet neocon warhawks, aka chickenhawks since most of our modern practitioners of Jingoism showed their true colors and became draft-dodgers when they had their chances to fight - still hold sway over US foreign policy and our domestic agenda in spite of 'peace' candidates becoming President. Has Mr. Obama's election made any real difference to the course America embarked on decades ago of playing global police? Nope.
The jingoists have the men (you, me, but mostly youngsters like your Aunt Mabel's idealistic Johnny who just graduated high school), they have the money (US taxpayers' billions, plus inflationary funny money printed by the Fed), and they have some kind of totalitarian world-domination plan they want to implement - all at the people's expense, and for their own selfish enrichment. In their bubble world, 'collateral damage' is little more than an acceptable risk for others to bear.
Then there's star-quality Sarah Palin, her fancy-pageant-walking days over, but sporting big dreams of power and wealth underneath that bouffant of highlighted hair. But is she pugnacious enough for the neocons she serves? And can she be trained to bark their orders to the masses?
A Palin run in 2012 sounds crazy enough to send chills but really, it only takes a figurehead president whose main job requirement, as W admitted so richly during his presidency, is "catapultin' the propaganda." So, yes. Sad to say, Palin could handle the job of bullhorner-in-chief, the one who decides how the power elites tell her to decide, then announces it to the unwashed masses on TV.
Well, if a Palin presidency comes to pass, it will be a stellar chance to show what a maverick she really is: can she stand up to her global 'masters of the universe' who put her in the White House to do their bidding?
Would she buck the continuance of what Rep. John Murtha called our nation's "flawed policy wrapped in illusion"?
Of course not. How could she? Unless it's part of the NWO script meant to deceive, how could anyone bite the hand of those who provided them such a position of high status? Oh, how they mock we-the-people and our naive desire for improvement every time they toutingly hold up to the world our centuries-long peaceful passing of the presidential baton!