Aries Considered

In his book, Astrology published 1964, Louis MacNeice, not an astrologer, but a poet and scholar, gathered together much of interest from a variety of sources, ancient and modern. On zodiac sign Aries, through which the Sun now travels, he wrote the paragraphs below, quoting from some professional astrologers whose works may now be less known by the average astrology fan. Some related links

VERNAL EQUINOX

“Spring has many American faces. There are cities where it will come and go in a day and counties where it hangs around and never quite gets there. Summer is drawn blinds in Louisiana, long winds in Wyoming, shade of elms and maples in New England.”
Archibald MacLeish

A few more thoughts, from far better writers than I will ever be, on the matter of springtime’s hide and seek games:

In the

Arty Farty Friday ~ Russian Artist Mikhail Vrubel

Mikhail Vrubel, Russian artist, was born this day in 1856. He painted during the art nouveau period and has been credited with introducing the art nouveau style to Russia. As well as painting in oils he was a skilled majolica craftsman, and talented in theatrical design.

Vrubel’s life appears to have been rather wild, troubled and comparatively short (he died aged 54). He suffered mental

Weekend Love Forecast & A Rocky Road to Adventuresome Pleasure

fairyThe weekend starts out with the Moon trine the Sun and ends with the Moon square the Sun. This happens as the Sun spends the weekend square Saturn. The Moon moves from Scorpio to Sagittarius and into conjunction with Saturn. The Sun moves through the last degrees of Pisces, the end of the zodiac and maybe the end of the rainbow. This could be special. (…)
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