“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”
— Joseph Campbell
Elsa’s previous blog on Neptune really got me thinking. If you don’t have a strong internal locus of self-value, if you don’t believe you are worth receiving good treatment you will accept poor treatment. Neptune energy can allow one to deceive themselves about what is happening in reality. If your self esteem is too permeable to the opinions and actions of others, if you base your worth on what they think, feel and do rather than on an internal value, what YOU think, feel and do, then you are at their mercy. If you are at their mercy you can be prone to telling yourself stories, spinning the truth (Neptune) to suit what you wish to be true.
Read the rest of The Sun And Self Esteem (257 words)
In his book Astrology for the Millions American astrologer Grant Lewi put forward a thought-provoking theory. He considered that, with regard to transits of the outer planets, it is the length of time they spend in a particular position that is paramount in their influence upon matters on Earth, rather than any inherent differences in the astrological characteristics of the planets themselves.
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 Capricorn, 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
J.C. Leyendecker, one of the USA’s hugely talented early 20th century illustrators, had a regular “gig” providing pleasing and apt illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post. (There’s an old post partially on Leyendecker HERE.) Particularly memorable were his New Year covers. These depicted the incoming 12 months as a wee baby, appropriately occupied to indicate whatever was expected to be
Friday night, the Scorpio Moon starts out in trine to Pisces Mars, moving into trine with Neptune as well. The Capricorn Sun sits on the midpoint of that trine and holds a sextile to Mars all weekend long. What do you normally do on a saucy, winter weekend? Spice up your traditions. The action has flow. (…)
Read the rest of Weekend Love Forecast – Scorpio Moon Sleigh Ride… And Christmas! (405 words)
I had intended to give Arty Farty Friday a miss this Christmas weekend, but noticed there was, once upon a time, a painter who was actually born on a Christmas Day and died on a Christmas Eve – so decided to put up a trio of his works, including one very appropriate to the season.
Noël Coypel born 25 December 1628 died 24 December 1707. He was a French painter, also known as Coypel le Poussin