These Marks Mean Nothing Now, But They Used To…

During My High School Years (1964-1969)

Chris Thorpe 1967

This was me, 54 years ago. It’s my favourite photo of myself while I was still in my teens.

But my picture is not the reason for today’s post. These Ontario Student Transcripts are:


There are two specific marks in these transcripts that I would like to point out: the first is dated 1966-06 (Grade 10) Latin 61%; the second is 1969-06 (Grade 13) Latin 88%.

I have commented about these marks before, when referencing the benefits of hypnosis. So now you have the proof of my journey to master this language. But I must admit that I had no inkling that the mental block I came across when I first started studying the language in 1965 was tied to a life as a Roman Governor in the 1st Century of the Common Era.

Would you like to see another photo of me in 1967? This one was taken at the Canadian National Exhibition in that summer. Standing next to me (but now obliterated by a psycho girlfriend in 1976) was my then girlfriend, Judi, who would become my first wife in 1970.


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The First Flight which Defined a Century

The Wright Flyer (December 17, 1903)

Image courtesy of Wikipedia

I casually mentioned this moment in one of yesterday’s posts. But, up until today, I never thought to raise a chart for this momentous occasion. I wonder why not?

Since the first flight was documented, this is an accurate chart in every aspect. So, what do we see? A double Yod pointing at Neptune with its arms from a Mars/Saturn conjunction and the Midheaven. Amazing.

Mars Inconjunct Neptune

With this aspect you must learn to stand up for yourself and demand your (W)rights forthrightly and directly. Often you feel that you don’t have enough energy to assert yourself or that any such effort would be futile. Unfortunately, some people with this aspect learn to work behind the scenes or dishonestly. Others simply give up or take a defeatist attitude toward life.

Sometimes this aspect operates on the physical plane as well. You may have a generally low energy level and feel tired all the time but not able to sleep because of nervousness. You may actually need more sleep than others, and if so, you should try to get it. (This aspect may also indicate that you tend to have allergies and infection.)

Saturn Inconjunct Neptune

This aspect […] can have a variety of effects, one of which may be difficulty in relating fantasy and imagination, on one hand, to reality, duty, obligation and work, on the other. Usually the reality, duty and work aspect of the combination is dominant, at least at first. Your imaginative side tends to be transformed into nervousness, fear and irrational anxieties. The most negative manifestation of this aspect is a feeling that you have to keep a tight lid on yourself and that if you look inside yourself too closely, you will find only emptiness and disintegration. It is difficult for you to realize that this is not the truth about your inner self.

Neptune Inconjunct Midheaven

When you feel rebellious and unwilling to accept anything you are told, you should be allowed, within reason, to have the experience that will help you understand your elders’ point of view. If you are lucky enough to have parents who let you do this, you will eventually get over your childhood resentment of being told what to do. Although you may not always agree with what they tell you, at least you will consider the merits of their ideas.

Certainly you will discover your own routes to what you want in life. Now you need to be given the confidence and encouragement to look for those routes on your own with total freedom.

Mars Conjunct Saturn

You often feel frustrated, as though you think the whole world has stacked the deck against you. And when you feel very frustrated, you have difficulty expressing your anger; it seems to burn intensely inside you with no way to release it. On the other hand, you have a great ability to make a sustained effort. Once you get into a project, you carry on until it is completely finished. You are capable of great self-discipline.

And aren’t we glad that the Wright Brothers made four attempts that day to see the experiment through to completion (which happened @ about 12 noon that same day)?

This is what their father said:

The brothers countered with:

And this:

Now do you see how astrology gets behind the scenes to show us what is really happening?

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How a Son of God Pointed Out the Devil’s Handiwork

David Icke (April 29, 1952)

I watched the Wogan show where David Icke declared that he was a Son of God. In hindsight, he probably needed to stress, at the time, that we are all sons and daughters of God, but he may not have been aware of how mocked he would become. “Icke’s a nutter…” No, he’s not.

But one does come up against mainstream media resistance when you accuse them of being under the influence of some very rich and powerful people who want to reshape opinion in this social media world. What David may have misunderstood was everything they (the MSM) did was ‘just business’. And that’s where the ‘little’ guy always gets screwed.

The timing of this chart is randomized, as you can tell because of the use of hours, minutes AND seconds. I haven’t attempted to reconcile/rectify the time due to the fact that some interesting aspects show up, anyway. There are four inconjuncts, two of which form a Yod pointing at Mercury. That Yod may explain a lot.

Sun Inconjunct Saturn

You may feel that persons, forces or circumstances are conspiring to prevent you from doing what you want. You may be limited by fear or by the belief that you don’t deserve to get what you want. With this aspect there is a danger that your frustrated energies will turn into physical ailments that further limit your freedom of action. (Arthritis?)

Mercury Inconjunct Mars

You often find it difficult to separate yourself from what you believe. You fight very hard for your ideas, even when you suspect you are wrong. You must learn that you are not your ideas, that you have them but are not them. If you do not learn this, it will be difficult even to have a friendly talk with friends, because you are always trying to make a point, defend your opinion or prove somebody else wrong. This also makes you irritable and touchy, so that others prefer not to be around you. Of course, you should not give in about something you seriously believe in, but it is unlikely that you would make that mistake. (“I’ve done the research, mate; have you?”)

Mercury Inconjunct Midheaven

While you are young, you may not be able to accept your own ideas as valid if they contradict what you have been taught. Yet you cannot simply suppress your own ways of thinking. If you try, you will create tension and probably create a gap between what you are trying to do and what you say. When you are older you may express this tension by making indiscreet remarks that totally get in the way of your objectives […] It is very important that you remember not to speak impulsively. If you do, it is very likely that you will put your foot in your mouth. Consider what you are going to say and how your words can further your objectives. (Son of God?)

Venus Inconjunct Ascendant

You should realize that others will respect you if you stand up for yourself and ask for a reasonable return in a relationship. If you constantly seem to be apologizing for who and what you are, people begin to wonder if they have overlooked something that is wrong with you, and they begin to lose confidence in you. Thus you may bring about the criticism hat you are afraid of. You are as good and as worthy of being loved as anyone. Be yourself with others, and many people will love you. (Basis of popularity?)

Quote from “Making sense of conspiracy theorists as the world gets more bizarre”:

In 1991 Icke, then a popular BBC sports presenter, unexpectedly announced on Wogan that he was the son of God. The screams of laughter from the studio audience felt like a firing squad. When I met him soon afterwards he said of that interview: “One of my very greatest fears as a child was being ridiculed in public. As a television presenter people come up to you and shake your hand and talk to you in a respectful way. And suddenly, overnight, this was transformed into ‘Icke’s a nutter.’ I couldn’t walk down any street in Britain without being laughed at. That was so important for me in understanding how it was possible for a relatively few people in key positions to run the world. They do it by manipulating the way people think and feel.”

I felt quite sure then, and still do, that he was right about that last part. The mainstream media loves to form a consensus about who the new most ridiculed person ought to be. The same is true of social media, of course. Sometimes these warring factions disagree, and a person monsterised by one clique is deemed a magnificent hero by another, but with each wild generalisation our grey areas become unfashionable and there’s a narrowing of what constitutes an acceptable person.

All the conspiracy movement needed was charismatic leaders

But there was something that the mainstream media, in its hubris, failed to notice about David Icke: a growing number of people were feeling more aligned to him than to his tormentors. These were people who also, for their own reasons, felt ridiculed and shut out of the culture. And so when Icke re-emerged with his paedophile lizard theory he immediately began selling out concert halls across the world. It was an incredibly surprising and, I suspect, spiteful story born from injury: conspiracy theory as grievance storytelling. And it was a dangerous theory, with its appeals to paranoia and delusion.

(from The Guardian – April 11, 2021)

I rest my case, m’lord.

(And for those with spiritual vision: Sun Inconjunct Saturn = God’s Son vs. Satan.)

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The First Human Being in Outer Space

Yuri Gagarin (March 9, 1934 – March 27, 1968)

‘Cheeky in Helsinki’ (1961) photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Sixty years ago today, this man broke the bounds of earth and flew once around the globe. But he was destined to die seven years later in a fatal plane crash, shrouded in secrecy.

My Kepler 7.0 program lists the time of Gagarin’s birth as ‘conflicting/unverified’. But it may be correct nevertheless. The two inconjuncts tell a story on their own: Neptune inconjunct Venus/Ascendant speaks of his mysterious popularity; and Saturn inconjunct Pluto shows that he was destined to ‘escape’ the restriction of gravity. His death was not unexpected by the Soviets, so they ‘grounded’ him from further space exploration, while making him an international Russian hero. No matter, what was fated to occur, did anyway.

I like the symmetry of this event chart. And the Yod (Finger of God) pointing at Pluto also speaks volumes (supported by inconjuncts from Mercury and Jupiter): breaking free of the earth lit peoples’ imagination in a way no one had experienced since the Wright Brothers first flew their plane at Kitty Hawk.

Here’s the man and his Icarus feat:

Can you see the links demonstrating his destiny? The North Node/Pluto conjunction of the ‘event’ chart is almost precisely where his fatal age of 34 is in his birth chart. But this isn’t his death chart, is it? Interesting.

A common point-of-view from space

Who was holding up your spaceship, Yuri? I wasn’t gravity…

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How to Change Your Perspective and Your Destiny

A New Earth (2005)

10th Anniversary Edition (2016)

My wife, Susan, bought me this book for Christmas in 2020. I didn’t have the heart to tell her that I’d already read the first edition, years ago. At the moment, I’m looking for something to read and decided to give this one a second viewing. It’s good, but, after 16 years, seems passé.

However, I came across a passage on pages 87-8, and thought that it would be a good one to share:

“A very common role is the one of victim, and the form of attention it seeks is sympathy or pity or others’ interest in my problems, ‘me and my story.’ Seeing oneself as a victim is an element in many egoic patterns, such as complaining, being offended, outraged, and so on. Of course, once I am identified with a story in which I assigned myself the role of victim, I don’t want it to end, and so, as every therapist knows, the ego does not want an end to its ‘problems’ because they are part of its identity. If no one will listen to my sad story, I can tell it to myself in my head, over and over, and feel sorry for myself, and so have an identity as someone who is being treated unfairly by life or other people, fate or God. It gives definition to my self-image, makes me into someone, and that is all that matters to the ego.”

Does this remind you of anyone?

We all do it, don’t we?

But does this really define who you are? Is this really how you see yourself?


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Today is Unusual: My Mind is a Blank Slate

What Shall I Write?

Of course, I could always fall back on a good source: my dreams. Last night’s was interesting in that I returned to it after several conscious moments tending to the toilet and calming our two dogs’ restlessness. But I don’t feel inspired enough to share it, since its meaning is ‘unworthy’ of serious consideration by others. In fact, it may be true to say the same about all my dreams.

I have been writing on WordPress for seven years in a fortnight’s time. I have tried to go ‘deep’ into the subjects that interest me, almost constantly all through that tenth of my existence here. They say that every cell in one’s body is renewed (at least) every seven years. So, I have to ask myself: Have I changed? The answer is: yes and no.

When I look at my earliest posts, I can easily see that I was reviewing almost everything I had experienced, and shared, through my previous medium of choice: poetry. But people don’t really appreciate poetry anymore. Once upon a time I could have been famous for writing it, but not now. Why is that?

And when I wrote prose, I chose to expound on themes that run counter to the prevailing ethos of the times, both present and past. What was I trying to prove, that I’m different?

Yesterday’s post about ‘roof brain chatter’ was a reminder to myself that my ego seems to be trying to assert my ‘special-ness‘. But I know I’m no more special than the next person.

In truth, I am only useful to spirit when I’m a blank slate waiting to be written on.


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She Came into Our Lives Two Weeks Ago

Now that Susan’s painted her, she’s a happy Easter Bunny.

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I Remembered “Roof Brain Chatter” but Not Much Else

The Crack in the Cosmic Egg (1971)

Cover courtesy of

I read a lot of books in the second half of the 1970’s. This may have been one of them. For sure, I recognize the cover image, but most of the content eludes me now. The only thing I retained was the term ‘roof brain chatter’. Strange, that.

Using Google today, I researched that term and was told by Wikipedia that it was coined by Joseph Chilton Pearce in this book. OK, that’s to be expected, I guess: I have latched on to one small piece of the puzzle, the one that talks about the shallow thinking at the top of our brains.

Yes, I am guilty of it as much as anyone.

Let’s just say, I want to go ‘deep’ and leave it at that. Bless.

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Prejudice Comes in Many Forms

Green Book (2018)

courtesy of IMDb

I have to admit to having a bit of trepidation before watching this film on Netflix last night. For one thing, I knew there would be racial discrimination and even a little bit of violence, but I wasn’t expecting the humour and pathos, in equal measure.

In 1962, Tony “Tony Lip” Vallelonga, a tough bouncer, is looking for work when his nightclub is closed for renovations. The most promising offer turns out to be the driver for the African-American classical pianist Don Shirley for a concert tour into the Deep South states. Although hardly enthused at working for a black man, Tony accepts the job and they begin their trek armed with The Negro Motorist Green Book, a travel guide for safe travel through America’s racial segregation. Together, the snobbishly erudite pianist and the crudely practical bouncer can barely get along with their clashing attitudes to life and ideals. However, as the disparate pair witness and endure America’s appalling injustices on the road, they find a newfound respect for each other’s talents and start to face them together. In doing so, they would nurture a friendship and understanding that would change both their lives.

Storyline (from IMDb)

This is an excellent film for allowing two individuals the chance of a lifetime to become friends in spite of their differences. And the fact that it’s based on a true story makes it even better.

The fried chicken scene was probably the funniest in the whole film, and turns out to be the best preparation that Tony provided Don for a dinner that happens later in the story.

And the surprise of the century was when Don makes his one phone call to his lawyer when they were locked up in a jail in a ‘sunset’ town, only to have Bobby Kennedy pull some strings.

But is the story true?

If you love classical music, Don Shirley’s recitals in the film are beautiful. And if you wonder what he would do with popular music, the final ‘concert’ will show you. The man was a genius.

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What the Shift Happened?

David Wilcock’s Change of Focus

In a discussion with a fellow-WordPress blogger yesterday, I realized that I haven’t expressly stated what my concern is about David Wilcock’s unsettling change of focus in 2017.

Prior to that time, David had spent most of his time working to get some levels of government to acknowledge publicly that the UFO phenomenon is real. This would seem a harmless endeavour, unless of course you are in charge of the state secrets and don’t want to spook the country. Corey Goode may have been part of that process (a true insider) so anything he shared with David would have been (at best) enlightening, (at worst) disinformation.

So what changed? Donald Trump became president and an entity who called himself “Q” decided to help other American ‘patriots’ understand how Trump was going to ‘drain the swamp.’ Then, the Deep State became the focus: it’s a term that Republicans call anything that smacks of Democratic power-grabbing and control. Then the idea of the Deep State was equated to the Cabal. OK. Now we’re in civil war territory, but with global implications.

Good(e) versus Evil is always an attention grabber. But, even though we think we know who (or what) we mean when we refer to the Cabal, it is as old as history, and just as insidious.

From a Roman Church perspective, the Cabal were the Illuminati, Gnostics who supported a different worldview about religion and faith. The Cabal were branded the Devil’s children, spawn of Satan, trying to control and dismantle the one ‘true’ religion. (Really?!)

Through the years, this group became everyone’s favourite whipping boy. The whiff of antisemitism began to grow. Who could possibly be financing and abetting these people? Jewish bankers, of course, hiding behind the ‘red door’ (Rothschild). Do you see what I’m getting at, here? Bankers have always held the purse strings, and ordinary folk resent that.

Everyone thinks they’re being patriotic when a common enemy is identified and the forces of ‘good’ are allied against it. But I have always had an uncomfortable feeling when David refers to the Allies who are opposed to the Deep State. Who are the Alliance? Foreign governments, the military, and anyone who is ‘spiritual’. Oh-oh, now we’re being hoodwinked, folks.

Spiritual people do not ‘oppose’ anyone, or anything: they (you/me) accept the fact that in this binary world, there are two sides to every story, and the Truth in the middle. Dualism is division; unity is inclusive. The human spirit needs both to survive. That is my understanding.

(Excuse the grammar…)

I suspect my incredulity starting jumping off David’s bandwagon when these ‘mass sealed indictments’ started to be touted as the way forward. I knew fantasy and wish-fulfillment were taking over his thinking. I was not fooled.

So, since the Capitol Insurrection on January 6th, the world has woken up to the fact that the delusion of weeding out the ‘bad people’ in Washington is just another illusion, meant to keep everyone fighting each other. You know what I’m going to say next:

We are all in this together.

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