“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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A recent scientific "symmetry field" theory might be totally justifying Astrology!

The Zodiac has always been a conundrum to me! It is the very basis of Astrology but we know next to nothing about it! We are fairly sure (us, the Astrologers) that it exists, but if somebody asks us “Where exactly is the Zodiac lying?” we will be left rather clueless…You see, we don’t really know! What we know is that the Zodiac is some kind of “belt”! A non-magnetic belt obviously, because if it were one it would have been detected by now. And if it is not a magnetic belt then what is it made from (since there aren’t many alternatives)? And ultimately, where exactly is this belt? Is it over our heads, over our highest mountain, up in the stratosphere, in the near-Earth space, somewhere within the distant space or simply everywhere?

For the last couple of decades I’ve been giving lectures trying to explain to the public the profound mystery of the Zodiac (why is it so perfectly geometrical, why is it cyclical and twelve-fold with each sign comprising exactly 30 degrees, how could possibly exist such a perfectly geometrical structure up there on the sky, what is the Zodiac made of etc.). In those lectures, I was usually relying on Plato’s theory of the “solids” and especially on the famous “Dodecahedron” to offer an explanation. That was my very best shot back then but still, I could not make the ends meet! Little did I know though that very soon science itself would somehow justify both Plato and Astrology!

I am a sort of science nerd, so I am reading almost every scientific article I am laying my hands on. A couple of days ago I was browsing the “” site in the hope of finding interesting astrology articles when I stumbled upon an article on a relatively new theory called the “conformal symmetry of time-space”! I was immediately flabbergasted by this theory which is sustaining that there is an inherent geometrical pattern hidden deep within the fabric of time-space! And in this actually “polyhedral” pattern might lie the secret mechanism that makes Astrology tick!

You may read the article here

Let me just quote an excerpt of interest, from it:

“The discovery was so unexpected that (researcher)Polyakov initially didn’t believe it. His suspicion, shared by others, was that “maybe this happens because there is some hidden symmetry that we didn’t find yet.”

Everyone is excited because these kinks are unexpected and interesting, and they tell you where interesting theories live,” said Nima Arkani-Hamed, a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study. “It could be reflecting a polyhedral structure of the space of allowed conformal field theories, with interesting theories living not in the interior or some random place, but living at the corners.”

Science has advanced so much lately that has reached some rather weird and even paranormal fields…And contrary to the expectations of the skeptics, the more science advances the closer it comes to Astrology, ever more justifying it! The exciting discovery of the “polyhedric symmetry fields” that are lurking within the fabric of time-space might very soon lead us to the longed-for scientific explanation of why and how Astrology works!

Thomas Gazis
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Weekend Love Forecast & Thoughtful Full Moon in Virgo (March 12, 2017)

rainbow and pinkThis weekend sports a Virgo Moon, all weekend long. It also hosts the culmination of Pisces Mercury conjunct Chiron and Mercury square Saturn in Sagittarius. Retrograde Aries Venus moves back into square with Juno in Capricorn as Juno sextiles Neptune. There’s a great emphasis on communication, service, agreements, and the senses. Attitudes, especially entrenched attitudes, are a point of focus and a point of change. (…)
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March 2017 Horoscopes

20th March – 20th April
March continues on the recent theme of balancing your need for freedom with your desire to expand and grow certain relationships (especially first week). Also, love and money planet Venus retrogrades (appears to move backward) in your sign from 4th until mid-April, which means a review and restyle: of yourself, of finances, and relationship. Mercury (your communication and thinking) is in your sign from 13th, followed by the Sun on 20th. Then the annual new moon in your sign on the 28this a potent symbol of a new you. March is basically about your fabulous potential and what’s new and renewing about it, so the excitement and thrills keep coming.
21st April – 21st May
Your planet is Venus, the planet associated with love and value. Venus is retrograde (appearing to move backwards) from the 4th, until mid-April, so it’s an important time for reviewing, re-evaluating, and reconnecting with your priorities in relationships, finances and resources. You might feel more compelled to act, or make a first move on something that matters, especially after the 20th, also around new moon on 28th(don’t jump to negative conclusions though). Mars in your sign from 10th, indicates endurance and determination regarding your current desires, which makes you a formidable force in achieving goals and desires.
22nd May – 21st June
A break, holiday, or change of pace might be happening this month. It gives you breathing space and thinking time about a long-term plan or project, possibly work-related. Around full moon time (12th) obstacles or limits are put there by you not others, even though it might seem otherwise. Relationships in general are also highlighted: friendships might rekindle or reconnect, once Venus retrogrades from 4th (and from 13th). In romance, there’s the potential for deep and satisfying resonance and harmony, so minimise challenges (especially around 24th!) and keep your heart and mind open to what can’t be put into words.
22nd June – 22nd July
Up to the 20th (especially full moon time on the 12th), the focus is on expanding horizons; perhaps through learning or travel (a holiday is a great idea!), but all month there’s huge focus on career, status, reputation and ambition. For example, Venus retrograde from the 4th until mid-April reconnects you with people, places or plans from the past, and brings a much wanted turning point or change of direction. Final week might be intense, but there’s method to any madness; it’s not for nothing that there’s a beautiful new moon (28th) bringing new beginnings and the birth of new opportunities.
23rd July – 23rd August
Situations that were important late-December, especially linking to travel or education, might become relevant again this month. Venus is retrograde from the 4th until mid-April, which means relationship reconnections and reunions (especially around 25th), and the new moon (28th) indicates new beginnings. Up to 20th, imagination is your secret power. The challenge is to stay focused on what you want rather than picturing what you don’t want, as your focus energises and magnifies whatever scenario you stick on. Full moon (12th) brings issues of security and resources to a head, so turn a crisis of confidence into a reason to keep the faith (15th, 17th, and final week).
24th August – 22nd September
The annual full moon in your sign on the 12th, is about sorting out where you stand emotionally on things that are important to you now. It’s about emotional balance with others, but also your relationship with yourself. You’re looking for what’s real and true, and you have an open heart and open mind about what that might mean, which is a strong position to be in (challenges around 24th require you stay in that strength). Venus is retrograde from 4th until mid-April, which is about reconnections or reunions in relationships, as well as reviews of finances and resources (especially shared resources), and the new moon (28th) indicates new beginnings in all this.
23rd September – 23rd October
It’s been a case of expect the unexpected recently, with things happening that led to sudden change and sudden clarity. This is a continuing theme for March (especially first and final week), as well as a huge emphasis on relationships. Venus, your ruling planet, is starting a retrograde phase in your house of relationships, from 4th until mid-April; indicating a time of reviewing and re-evaluating, and reconnecting and reuniting. Not just for romance, it can be any relationship, including work or financial. It’s about reversal of direction, or a turnaround in events that is designed to lead you closer to where you want to be in future, and the new moon on 28th is about new beginnings linked to this.
24th October – 22nd November
Creative projects, matters of the heart, friendship and fun are all at the forefront for much of March. The full moon on the 12this about all this and any limits and obstacles that have been in the way. Love and money planet Venus is retrograde from the 4th until mid-April, in your work, health and fitness chart, which means you might be returning to a diet or exercise plan, or re-evaluating occupation somehow. Maybe some faces or places of work from the past become relevant again, and new, important beginnings are in store, symbolised by the new moon on 28th. Final week of March is intense, challenging but very productive.
23rd November – 21st December
This is another month of unexpected or sudden happenings that brings clarity, new focus and vision. Up to the 20th the focus is on home and family, and balancing work and personal time. This theme is magnified around full moon time on the 12th, along with the idea of extra responsibility, limits and a new sense of authority. Venus retrograde from the 4th until mid-April is about reconnection and reunion, and new moon on the 28th is about new beginnings linked to this, for creativity, matters of the heart, fun and entertainment. Final week, especially 24th and 30th, is about renewal of resources, and keeping the faith in friendship. Love is transforming you too.
22nd December – 20th January
Recent events might have brought sudden or unexpected changes of plan, especially in home or family matters, that appeared disruptive yet positive for the long-term, and this theme continues for March. Venus is retrograde from 4th until mid-April, indicating family reunions, reconnecting to childhood, and a re-evaluation of your comfort zone. New moon (28th) is about new beginnings out of this. A philosophical full moon on the 12th is about how the wisdom of your experience serves you well, and how you’re broadening your horizons and widening the scope of your current experience through travel or learning. Final week (especially 24thand 30th) is about communication linked to career or ambition, and a sense of faith, renewal and transformation.
21st January – 18th February
New, sudden or unexpected events revolving around communication, learning, education and travel are a continuing theme for you this month (especially from 20th), just like it was last December (it will be again in September too!). Venus is retrograde from the 4th, so the past is more relevant than usual and perhaps reunions and reconnection are in store. Full moon on the 12th is about how you’re handling unknown or uncontrollable factors right now; especially with shared finances, and deepening certain relationships. This again crops up from 18th, especially 24th, 26th and around new moon on 28th. It’s all about working with the past, not rejecting it; and trusting your current journey to reveal a new sense of order.
19th February – 20th March
The Sun is in your sign until 20th, which means it’s your time of year. Full moon in your relationship chart on the 12this about reaching a balance, meaning you’re not losing yourself in relationships and not shutting down for self-protection. Venus is retrograde from 4th until mid-April in your income and resources chart. It means you’re re-evaluating and redefining your sense of self-worth in various productive ways. Recent sudden or unexpected events relate to all this somehow, and there might be more to come, unsettling you at times, yet really opening your eyes to your inner strength and resourcefulness. A new sense of respect for yourself is then reflected back to you by others, so take their compliments seriously.