I Thought that I’d Wait Until Late in the Day:

To Let You Know that I’m Stopping for Awhile, if not Forever

Selfie from January 2016

I’m feeling tired, rundown, less than ideal these days. Part of it is due to the constant drip, drip, drip of negative news. Our family is fragmented. The world is divided between those who believe in COVID-19 and those who don’t. Even politics has become further bipartisan (and yes, I mean that in a way that usually refers to the political divide between Liberal and Conservative, Democrats and Republicans). But, most of all, I’m feeling like I’ve written enough on these pages. What more can I say?

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Our Resident Blue Jay in the Early Morning Light

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She May Be More Than Just the New Annie

Celina Smith (May 12, 2008?)

OK. This is one for the books. There is a decided lack of birth information for this young lady. That may have been by design because the role she played last night in Annie Live! (on NBC) was supposed to be just 11. Most online reports suggest that she is 12. Only a few admit that she’s actually 13. And where she was born might have been muddled up with another individual with the same name. But, nevertheless, I have raised a birth chart for her, with these conflicting bits of birth data.

The timing is randomized (and may need tweaking to get it right). In the meantime, it’s all we have to work with. There is one inconjunct which does not depend on an accurate birth time.

Mars Inconjunct Pluto

You have a strong will and always want to have your own way. But very often it seems as if tremendous forces are working to prevent you from getting what you want. If you have this problem, it is because of the way you go about trying to achieve your goals. If you put too much force into your desire to get something, you may unknowingly alienate people because your aggressive manner shows that you will let nothing stop you from getting what you want. Even if this isn’t the way you really feel about it, you should recognize that your forcefulness creates this impression.

A New Aretha Franklin?

This is a picture of Aretha at about 12 years of age. Do you see the similarity? Because I know that Aretha died about 10 years after Celina was born, I wonder if this is one of those situations that I’ve seen in the past where a soul on its way out partially inhabits a new life in order to be ready when they die.

Check out their combined charts.

Since Celina’s Moon, Ascendant and Midheaven are not to be relied upon, I will focus on other things when comparing their charts. Aretha’s Ascendant is opposite Celina’s Venus, while Celina’s Mars is conjunct Aretha’s Pluto. Also, Aretha’s Midheaven is conjunct Celina’s South Node, a sure sign of continuity between them. At the same time, Celina’s North Node/Neptune is conjunct Aretha’s Venus. Celina’s Sun is conjunct Aretha’s Saturn, and Celina’s Mercury is partway between Aretha’s Mars/Jupiter conjunction. These two ‘feel’ connected. I’m not the only one who thinks so…

Meanwhile, here are another couple of images of Celina:

ANNIE LIVE! — Pictured: Celina Smith — (Photo by: Kahran Bethencourt/CreativeSoul Photography)

Doesn’t she look like an old soul?

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The Wellspring*: Tune In to Your Spiritual Self

December 3, 2021: *New Channelling (XLII)

The factors for allowing the energies to flow are so simple.

Spiritual awareness is innate in everyone and an openness, to trust and relax into a quiet state, is all that there is to it. Though many require music, incense and crystals to bring about a meditative state, it is not absolutely necessary. Some will suggest that you have to perform a ritual or specific action to meditate. There are those who find it hard and get upset with themselves if their head seems to have “a mind of its own” which they can’t control, and it won’t be still.

Just give yourself a short period of time daily to just sit and be quiet, eliminating outside distractions if possible. That is all that is required. Maybe a prayer will help. Over a few days, as the practice becomes a pattern, you will become aware that you are going deeply into yourself and the feeling will be pleasant. Sometimes you may fall asleep and that is good too as relaxation will rejuvenate you.

Each finds their own way to tune into their spiritual self which suits their nature. Owning your own unique identity is how you become aware of the power you have to action. Creation can take many forms and levels. It is expressed through diverse activities. You create through the senses, perceiving, speech, touch, taste, hearing and thought; and through these means you bring something new into being.

(Channelled by Fenella Rundell)

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I’m Beginning to Think that I’m Too Subtle Sometimes:

Let’s Start a Dialogue about the N-Word

All joking aside, there are three recent posts of mine which attempted to connect the dots where harsh truth is concerned. The first was about Dred Scott, the second about Roe v. Wade and the third concerned JWR. But the connections were so subtle that the thread was lost, somehow. (In reality, the progression of my thinking appears too disjointed because of the other posts that I published concurrent to these ones.)

In each case Justice was the theme, and the undercurrent was Prejudice.

Woman Is The Nigger Of The World

Song by John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band, and Yoko Ono

Woman is the nigger of the world
Yes, she is, think about it
Woman is the nigger of the world
Think about it, do something about it

We make her paint her face and dance
If she won’t be a slave, we say that she don’t love us
If she’s real, we say she’s trying to be a man
While puttin’ her down, we pretend that she’s above us

You know, woman is the nigger of the world, yeah
If you don’t believe me, take a look at the one you’re with
Woman is the slave to the slave
Ah, yeah, if you believe me, scream about it

We make her bear and raise our children
And then we leave her flat for being a fat old mother hen
We tell her, home is the only place she should be
Then we complain that she’s too unworldly to be our friend

Well, now, woman is the nigger of the world, yeah, she is
If you don’t believe me, take a look at the one you’re with
Woman is the slave to the slave
Yeah, if you believe me, you better scream

We insult her every day on TV
And wonder why she has no guts or confidence
When she’s young we kill her will to be free
This is the one that I can never remember
But you get the message anyway

You know that woman is the nigger of the world
Yes, she is, if you don’t believe me, take a look at the one you’re with
Woman is the slave to the slave
Yeah, Connolly was right, we scream it

We make her paint her face and dance
We make her paint her face and dance
We make her paint her face and dance

You know, we make her paint her face and dance
Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, dance
We make her paint her face and dance

(1972)

(And if you’re wondering how Jody Wilson-Raybould fits into this equation, the title of her book is an allusion to the phrase “Nigger in the Woodpile”.)

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Now That’s a Title: “Indian in the Cabinet” (2021)

Jody Wilson-Raybould (March 23, 1971)

I meant to buy and read this book earlier, but too many things got in the way, until today. I knew she was an honest woman, from the time of the SNC-Lavalin affair from more than two years ago. Now, in reading her own account of her time in Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, I know it, for sure.

Again, I just wanted it to end. The condescension. The belittlement. The lack of seriousness. The lack of commitment to the truth. I felt he was trying to put me back into my place. What did I know? Why was I there? In the prime minister’s version of the SNC-Lavalin affair, I did not know what I was talking about. I was wrong. The so-called experts in the PMO were right. It was all in my head. In his view, I was just hurt.

“We have all tried to help you,” he said. “We have all tried so much to help you be successful.” Thank you, great white father, I thought to myself.

We were both totally exasperated at this point.

“I do not believe in you anymore,” I said.

“I still do not know why you are resigning,” he said.

“I do not trust you anymore,” I replied.

With that our conversation ended. The prime minister, as was his way, asked for one last hug.

I felt sick. And sad. I cannot remember if we hugged. I left.

I went to the airport and boarded a plane back to Ottawa, where I would resign the next day. I slept the whole flight. Go figure.

Wilson-Raybould, Jody. “Indian” in the Cabinet (p. 12). HarperCollins Canada. Kindle Edition.

Hmm.

I raised a birth chart for Mrs. Wilson-Rayboult at the time of her resignation, but I randomized the time. Now I see that others have a more correct birth time of 10:23 am, so I’m going with that.

As luck(?) would have it, there are two inconjuncts, both of which hinge on this birth time being correct.

Neptune Inconjunct Ascendant

This aspect can be a sign that you must give way to others in order to get along with them. This can take two forms, both of which will be difficult to handle while you are young. The less positive form is simply yielding to all outside pressure and always giving in to others’ desires. This will produce unconscious feelings of resentment that you can’t express, but that make your relationships with others rather difficult. And as you get older, if you do not learn to stand up for your rights, the problem will get worse, because you express your unconscious resentment as a martyred attitude, which makes it impossible for others to appreciate or use anything they get from you. Thus the results of your sacrifice are totally negative, because you are not happy with giving and they are not happy with receiving.

But the other, more positive, way of dealing with this energy is by giving freely before others try to take it from you. In order to do this, you have to feel good about yourself and confident that you will always have enough for yourself and others. One side of you likes to help and take care of people and will not feel taken [advantage of] by those whom you give to. In the highest expression of this aspect, what you gain for yourself will not mean as much as what you gain for others, which is the effect you should work for.

Pluto Inconjunct Midheaven

You may have trouble with older people who try to teach you how to effectively take control of your life. Even while you are young, you may resent their control over you and resist everything they are trying to teach you. To a great extent, youth path in life will be shaped by your early confrontations with authority figures. Your parents would be well advised to give you as much control as possible over your own affairs and as much self-determination as you can handle. They should not try to keep an extremely tight rein on you, for if they do, you will explode and become very difficult to handle. Also your self-esteem would be damaged. Your parents and teachers should be very straightforward with you, because if you feel that people are not being honest with you, you will not be honest with them. You are quite capable of acting behind peoples’ backs if you consider it necessary or if you feel that you never get your own way.

Another problem that can arise if you are not treated properly is that you may withdraw into yourself and become very secretive, as though you have something to hide even when you don’t. This can make people distrust you.

(Perhaps Justin Trudeau should have had birth charts drawn up for each of his cabinet choices…)

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Last of the Great Russian Christian Mystics

Leo Tolstoy (September 9, 1828 – November 20, 1910)

Leo Tolstoy barefoot (1901)

Ian, from our Faith & Science group, sent me links to pdf copies of two of Leo Tolstoy‘s books on the Gospels. Ian also copied out the Preface to “The Gospel in Brief”. One passage caught my eye:

When I had finished my work I found to my surprise and joy that the Lord’s Prayer is nothing but a very concise expression of the whole teaching of Jesus in the very order in which I had arranged the chapters, and that each phrase of the prayer corresponds to the meaning and sequence of the chapters:

1 Our Father, Man is a son of God

2 Which art in Heaven, God is the infinite spiritual source of life.

3 Hallowed be Thy Name, May this source of life be held holy

4 Thy Kingdom come, May his power be realized in all men

5 Thy will be done, as in heaven, May the will of his infinite source be fulfilled as it is in himself

6 So on earth, so also in the bodily life.

7 Give us our daily bread, Temporal life is the food of the true life.

8 Each day. True life is in the present.

9 And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors, And let not the mistakes and errors of the past hide that true life from us.

10 And lead us not into temptation, And may they not lead us into delusion,

11 But deliver us from evil, And so there shall be no evil.

12 For thine is the kingdom the power, and the glory, And may thy power, and strength, and wisdom, prevail.

Amen.

It’s the kind of thing that often happens to me, when I’m writing. More often than not, I will decide on a post title, long before I have even thought about what I want to write in the post. Holy Spirit led, I expect.

All astrology sites list 10:52 pm as Tolstoy’s birth time, and all of them mark the accuracy of that time as DD, in other words, unreliable. Even my Kepler 7.0 program had this time, so I’m not going to change it. As a result, there is only one inconjunct, and since it involves the Midheaven, it may not actually exist, if the time was wrong. (Note that Saturn is conjunct Venus in Leo…)

Saturn Inconjunct Midheaven

This aspect indicates that you very much need a positive relationship with your parents, especially your father. You should not be disciplined sternly unless you are given lots of love at the same time. Otherwise, giving and receiving love from others will be a real problem for the rest of your life. Unless you are truly supported by your family and friends, you will begin to feel lonely and isolated from others and inferior to them. Also you are likely to have very serious difficulties with authority figures, because you are afraid of how they will treat you, not expecting that anyone will ever give you the loving guidance you need. You will see all authorities only as potential threats to your freedom and as sources of pain and trouble.

(Perhaps this is why Tolstoy preferred to think of God as his Father.)

The Wisdom of Leo Tolstoy in Five Quotes

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Fifty-Five Years of Independence has Led to This:

The Republic of Barbados (November 30, 2021)

Yesterday was the first day of the Republic of Barbados. I wonder what that looks like StarLogically…

Well, that’s a nice surprise: two incnjuncts, both of which are symbolic of this action.

Moon Inconjunct Uranus

Your relationship with your mother [country] may be rather unstable. She may be very involved in her own interests, which prevent her from being as close to you as she would be otherwise. She may be an unconventional person, a real free spirit. The problem is that your feelings about her are mixed, both loving and unloving. You may secretly resent her. Probably you don’t feel that you can express this consciously, but it could come out when you are angry or upset. Certainly this will result in not wanting to form close relationships with other people, especially woman. And the people you do choose as close friends are likely to be exciting and different from anyone you have known in the past. However, they may also be rather upsetting.

Saturn Inconjunct Ascendant

With this aspect you probably have a rather serious attitude toward life and other people. It may be quite difficult for you to simply go out and have a good time. You want to be serious and to spend all your time performing significant tasks. This attitude may have developed because you were discouraged from enjoying yourself when you were younger. You may have been made to feel that only work is important, that play serves no useful purpose. This is not true, however, because playing has a positive and useful function in the development of the adult mind and body. Not only does it serve to release tensions, but it also actually helps train you in social and physical skills that will be useful in any work you do later.

So, There You Have It: It’s Time to Party!

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And the (Legal Heart) Beat Goes On and On…

Roe V. Wade (January 22, 1973)

That was then…
and this is now.

They say that nothing divides a country more quickly than a law that limits the choices of 50% of the population. Roe v. Wade has been a thorn in the flesh of the United States since SCOTUS made a 7-2 decision to allow women the right to abort their unborn babies. Texas was the original battleground, and now they’re trying to change the rules so that abortion becomes a last resort, not a first choice.

Even the Supreme Court justices are reluctant to reopen this case, in case it sets off another civil war.

Again I have set the timing of this chart for 12 noon. And it’s interesting how the energies line up for the day. There are two inconjuncts and they both speak louder than the protesting crowds, then and now.

Venus Inconjunct Saturn (Definite)

You need and want love, but you may not be able to get it easily. You may feel that your parents, teachers or other persons in authority make demands on you that you must fulfill before they will give you any love and support. If that is true, it is unfortunate, because you deserve respect and love as much as anyone. Although everyone must fulfill certain social demands, this should not be the condition for being loved. If this demand is carried to an extreme in your case, you will become cold-hearted and unable to love others even when you want to. You may also feel that you cannot indulge yourself in any pleasure or even love. When you are older, you may feel that duty and ambition must come before love and human relationships. Unfortunately, if you follow that path, you will become very lonely, and when you realize that you belong to no one and nothing, you will go through a spiritual crisis.

Mars Inconjunct Ascendant (Possible)

The difficulty with this aspect is to find a balance between getting what you want in life and getting along with others. More than most people, you will have to learn the necessity of compromising to get along with people, especially because you often seem more aggressive than you are. While you are young, the need to compromise may be frustrating, because youth is a time when your own needs seem especially urgent and demanding. At times you may feel that nothing is going your way, that you continually have to give in to others and put your own wishes aside. However, it is not really this bad. You do not actually have to compromise any more than anyone else, but you are more reluctant to do so.

Conclusion

Men have a difficult time with the whole abortion issue. In the past, especially, bringing life into the world was a very fragile enterprise. It was a wholly (read, Holy) feminine right (read, Rite), and men have sought to subjugate women, to gain control over their bodies, completely. Hence, Venus inconjunct Saturn. But it must be understood that women were already equal to men in all things, and this was their only advantage: if they rejected the unborn child, they (in effect) rejected the man whose child it was.

(And neither am I immune to this fact.)

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The Wellspring*: A State of Total Relaxation

December 1, 2021: *New Channelling (XLI)

With your personal commitment to a short period of quiet time,

the awareness of the whole Universe opens up for you. At first, there are expectations of how this should be, but as you learn to relax into the quiet, different thoughts and images appear. This is how communication comes about. It is you who allows the curtain to lift and is not something that is imposed upon you by Higher Dimensions. You reach up, they do not reach down.

That sounds too easy if you have expected it to be something you had to suffer and strive for. It is like sinking into a state of total relaxation to meld with the Universe. Does this sound too grandiose? Not to believe shows how far you have forgotten your roots, your Source.

You are a unit of the great Creative Force, doing your share in the work of raising the vibration of the planet, and as you reclaim the power that is innate in you, the vision of the bigger picture comes into focus. The fact that you are beginning to see and understand this, shows how successful you have been in integrating the new energies.

(Channelled by Fenella Rundell)

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