Monday, December 11, 2017

Message for Tuesday 12 December 2017

Tuesday 12 December 2017

}Intent on Changeable Potentials{


Moon in Libra


Your mind is penetrating and intent, looking for a definite direction, as if preparing to pass a test. Your qualifications for what you do are implicit but you want to make them more explicit. "Two triangles interlaced" show that you are ready for mastery in some way, using physical and mental forces in self-rulership; and possibly governing others in some capacity.

The moon is in the Via Combusta  * * * 

Comradeship and friendliness are likely in intimate settings where you and someone can speak freely. Cleverness in career bubbles over somehow to make a splash. You try to be helpful to people behind the scenes, as in "A house-raising."  They may also be helpful to you when it comes to improving your habitat. People view one another as if on a sight-seeing bus. Upgrading one's home and moving about are interlinked, not competing. 

"The ground hog looking for its shadow" wants reassurance, and so do you. This could happen in regard to Christmas gifts or other preparations. Someone with force of character who commands respect is in your consciousness strengthening you. 

There is a desire to get things done, so as to make room for journeying even if that is only in the mind. You would like to "pass over a chasm on a wooden bridge," but are afraid to trust it, or even your friends (including younger ones). So the wish for travel with attendants, and fame, is blocked partially, yet there is a need to be on the move somehow this week, or plan for changes.

{Tuesday}  {Intent on Changeable Potentials}



December 2017, Daily Ratings (Maximum * * * * *)
    
11 Monday      * *      
12 Tuesday     * * * 
13 Wednesday * *     (upgraded through further research)
14 Thursday    * *     (    "            "          "            "      )
15 Friday        *
16 Saturday    * *
17 Sunday      * * *
18 Monday     * * *
19 Tuesday    *        But after 11:57a PT | 2:57p ET | 7:57p UT,   * * *
Sometimes long-term aspects will depress the ratings for weeks at a time, or raise them. The indications are intended to be most accurate from dawn of the given day until midnight. Then, from midnight until the next dawn, that quarter-day may partake of the nature of one or both days on either side. It is a transition period, usually reserved for sleep. Note: I am not giving any five-star ratings until the Dark Hermetic Epoch ends on January 10. The other ratings remain the same, but the uncertainty in the DHE makes * * * * * unrealistic. 


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Message for Monday 11 December 2017

Monday 11 December 2017

}Deep Interests{

Moon in Libra   * *
|Karmically serious third| of this week continues until early Tuesday

Esoteric knowledge is, in general, longed for more than attained, yet "The Pyramids and the Sphinx" suggest that we can have grandiose dreams of the past and its inner, higher significance. Actual initiation out of the body in an ancient Egyptian chamber is a more remote possibility for most of us. "A human skull" makes us liable to melancholy, but open to pondering on the occult and the mysteries of the after-death state. 

There is concord among friends and admirers, with a desire to share one's partisan views in a convincing manner even if others see them as less than impressive. 

"A broken bottle and spilled perfume" can be embarrassing, because one's secrets permeate the atmosphere for all to detect. However, the unexpected aroma might also be subtly seductive. One gives forth from oneself expressively, knowingly or unknowingly. One might become interested in literature, "a quantity of books and papers in disorder," wanting to read more than one can, attempting to absorb the distinctiveness of a writer and her or his research, pondering, and in-depth living. 

There could be success through wide knowledge and self-advertisement. There is kindness, liberality, frank chatter and comradeship, even if moods are less than utterly cheery. "Misery seeks company."

{Monday} {Deep Interests}

Cosmic Piper


December 2017, Daily Ratings (Maximum * * * * *)
    
10 Sunday      *
11 Monday      * *      
12 Tuesday     * * * 
13 Wednesday * *     (improved through further research)
14 Thursday    * *     (    "            "          "            "      )
15 Friday         *
16 Saturday    * *
17 Sunday      * * *
18 Monday     * * *
Sometimes long-term aspects will depress the ratings for weeks at a time, or raise them. The indications are intended to be most accurate from dawn of the given day until midnight. Then, from midnight until the next dawn, that quarter-day may partake of the nature of one or both days on either side. It is a transition period, usually reserved for sleep. Note: I am not giving any five-star ratings until the Dark Hermetic Epoch ends on January 10. The other ratings remain the same, but the uncertainty in the DHE makes * * * * * unrealistic. 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Message for Weekend and Week Ahead (December 8-16, 2017)

Week of December 8-16; and Weekend Data

\Enjoyable Though Modest Adjustments/

There is friendliness; Mars in the degree, "A sightseeing bus" reinforces a strong presence in the firth and eleventh fields of fun and friendship. The period is gamelike, with "A chubby boy on a hobbyhorse."  There is also "A fat boy mowing the lawn" so we may be enjoying too many Christmas treats. Perhaps in some places he is shoveling snow. That may not help with the waistline.

I warn against making big changes, if they can be avoided, during any Mercury Retrograde period (this one lasts until the 23rd), and yet there are indications of travel or a desire to be moving about, in more than one place. This could sometimes be favorable, though it has a sober purpose, not mere frivolity. There is "A swimming race," keyword: Elimination, and "Pelicans moving their habitat," keyword: Frontier. This suggests pondering where you really want or need to be in the long term. Again, precipitate moves could be premature and dangerous, though exploratory expeditions might be valuable, whether in person or through research. 

Our minds feel free enough to wander wherever they please, "An inventor experimenting," yet more seriously, with Mercury and the sun joining Saturn, we want to prepare or qualify ourselves for something important: "An examination of initiates." Something quite strong and fulfilling should be happening in your career or job which makes you feel treasured and honored, even if with that goes a sense of uncertainty as to where the whole process is going (Mercury retrtograde). You can adjust to favorable winds in your career area and gain, "A flag that turns into an eagle that crows."

Maybe we all feel like "A child of about five with a huge shopping bag."

{Week of December 8-16}  /Enjoyable Though Modest Adjustments\

Cosmic Piper

Daily Data:
Saturday 9 December 2017
Moon in Virgo
|Karmically serious third| of this week is with us   * *

Sunday 10 December 2017
Moon in Virgo-->Libra
|Karmically serious third| of this week continues   * 
/moon goes void-of-course at 7:04p PT | 10:04p ET | 3:04a(M) UT   *-
until it enters Libra at 9:02p PT | 12:02a(M) ET |  5:02a(M) UT   *

December 2017, Daily Ratings (Maximum * * * * *)
    
8 Friday         * * * *   
9 Saturday     * *
10 Sunday      *
11 Monday      * *      
12 Tuesday     * * * 
13 Wednesday *
14 Thursday    *
15 Friday         *
16 Saturday    * *
17 Sunday      * * *
Sometimes long-term aspects will depress the ratings for weeks at a time, or raise them. The indications are intended to be most accurate from dawn of the given day until midnight. Then, from midnight until the next dawn, that quarter-day may partake of the nature of one or both days on either side. It is a transition period, usually reserved for sleep. Note: I am not giving any five-star ratings until the Dark Hermetic Epoch ends on January 10. The other ratings remain the same, but the uncertainty in the DHE makes * * * * * unrealistic. 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Message for Friday 8 December 2017

Friday 8 December 2017

^Delectable^

Moon in Leo-->Virgo   * * * * 
/moon goes void-or-course at 2:42p PT | 5:42p ET | 10:42p UT   * * *
until it enters Virgo at 3:10p PT | 6:10p ET | 11:10p UT (about a half hour later)   * * * *

I would guess that you, like most, are going through the peculiarities of the Mercury Retrograde period (until the 22nd-23rd, about two weeks from now) half-consciously. My attempt here is to make you conscious of it and so save you trouble and worry.

For example: Today I am writing this early, which is out-of-pattern, and also later than I had expected to write it, which is doubly out-of-pattern. That is, I had decided to write it early and then a friend came over with an invitation I couldn't reject, and I delayed writing for a couple of hours. I am glad I did, yet feel a little guilty that I may be rushed in writing this. Not a big deal? Maybe not but it is typical of Mercury Retrograde. I handled it much more smoothly because I was aware of that. Rather than disappointing my friend by saying "I just can't do this today" I went along with the whim, because I said to myself, "Mercury Retrograde, be ready for changes in routine." You may find yourself doing this over and over again. 

The other question is: Maybe I should NOT change a particular routine because it will get me in trouble or make me behind? Yes, that is another possibility. In other words, sometimes we have to REFUSE to go "out of pattern" if we want to be responsible. It is always a delicate balance between the two choices. How is that different from Mercury Forward periods? Only that it happens more often and is more crucial. As I have said, and like to repeat, One should probably NOT retire from or give up on a task, group, marriage, job, or project at these times, because the temptation to do so is out of proportion to the actual advantage one might gain from "throwing in the towel." One could make a major mistake by "losing one's nerve" and dropping a responsibility just because it seems harder or more complex than usual, or because other fascinating temptations seem more exciting.

In other words, be Dear Prudence when necessary, and Silly Sally or Zany Zak when you can get away with it  You have to be the judge of that.

The variations in schedule and habit or style can be exhilarating. 

Still, with Mercury at its "station" conjoined to Saturn and in good aspect to Mars and Uranus, we are likely to be "demons of efficiency" in some areas of our lives. I have been trying to get my schedules organized and insisting on keeping up with things more effectively, even though "out of pattern" in many cases. It's just that the "efficiency" is designed more freely and surprisingly, with unexpected alterations, than it would be in a Mercury Fast Forward period. 

The Dynamic Aptness is the same today as yesterday, Venus square Neptune, which suggests Christmas gifts or decorations, or unusual clothing, ornaments or jewelry; photos which are remarkable; the arts and music as delectable and cherished. Your favorite people are works of art.

{Friday}  ^Delectable^

Cosmic Piper


December 2017, Daily Ratings (Maximum * * * * *)

7 Thursday     * * *       
8 Friday         * * * *   (except during one half-hour listed above, * * *) 
9 Saturday     * *
10 Sunday      *
11 Monday      * *      
12 Tuesday     * * * 
13 Wednesday *
14 Thursday    *
15 Friday         *
Sometimes long-term aspects will depress the ratings for weeks at a time, or raise them. The indications are intended to be most accurate from dawn of the given day until midnight. Then, from midnight until the next dawn, that quarter-day may partake of the nature of one or both days on either side. It is a transition period, usually reserved for sleep. Note: I am not giving any five-star ratings until the Dark Hermetic Epoch ends on January 10. The other ratings remain the same, but the uncertainty in the DHE makes * * * * * unrealistic. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Message for Thursday 7 December 2017

Thursday 7 December 2017

^Not "Losing It"^

Moon in Leo   * * *

The President's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, with the provisos he made for recognizing Palestinian rights and a possible two-state settlement ultimately, seems appropriate to the Mercury Retrograde period (until the 22nd-23rd) when we tend to go back into the past to resurrect, redefine, or otherwise reconnect with our heritage, our yesteryears and what they have given us. Four planets are in Sagittarius, sign of international relations, two of them Mercury and Saturn conjoined. Saturn has been considered a planet of the Jews since ancient days, signifying their endurance through very hard times and persecutions. These two are sextile Mars on one side and trine Uranus on the other, which is why this Retrograde period is less disturbing (it seems) than most of them. I have been through a lot of changes today in my attitudes toward various matters, and have been doing REsearch (a favored activity during these times) with some good results, yet tentative ones. The "tentativity" (to coin a word) of things is something to be aware of for the next couple of weeks. There is usually no need to hash out a totally exact and "forever" resolution of things in question. One's conclusions can be tentative, and therefore safer--open to question and yet useful as far as they go.

An example of "tentativity" is the paragraph I just wrote, for I neglected to notice that the President's speech recognizing Jerusalem as the capital, with his signing an order to move the embassy there, occurred while the moon was void-of-course! In fact, I wrote down the time of his announcement:  1:09 p.m. Eastern Time, which was just 12 minutes after the moon went void. Oh dear, are the detractors of this decision correct? Many on the left, and most Arabs, consider his decision a mistake. 

I was in favor of it, and yet . . . Time will tell. It is not always true that something done while the moon is v-of-c is doomed to failure. Yet critics will say of today's events that the President's move was too politically motivated and premature. In fact, it will be years before the embassy can be moved to Jerusalem, and so although he impressively signed a document while the moon was v-of-c, he will soon sign a "waiver" to postpone moving the embassy, etc. etc. 

No, you are not going crazy or "losing it" while Mercury is Retrograde. Many feel that that is happening at these times. We need to be patient with ourselves, and of course with others. 

A formula for some of Thursday's trends: There is an intimate approach to obligations pursued realistically, doing what will please someone else even when it requires a little sacrifice--though the rewards could be wonderful. There is an appreciation of beauty to a large degree, through photos, the arts, music; any natural or human loveliness.

^Not "Losing It"^

Cosmic Piper


December 2017, Daily Ratings (Maximum * * * * *)

6 Wednesday  * * * *   ( * * * during a three-hour period)
7 Thursday     * * *       
8 Friday         * * * *   (except during one half-hour to be listed later, * * *) 
9 Saturday     * *
10 Sunday      *
11 Monday      * *      
12 Tuesday     * * * 
13 Wednesday *
14 Thursday    *
Sometimes long-term aspects will depress the ratings for weeks at a time, or raise them. The indications are intended to be most accurate from dawn of the given day until midnight. Then, from midnight until the next dawn, that quarter-day may partake of the nature of one or both days on either side. It is a transition period, usually reserved for sleep. Note: I am not giving any five-star ratings until the Dark Hermetic Epoch ends on January 10. The other ratings remain the same, but the uncertainty in the DHE makes * * * * * unrealistic. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Message for Wednesday 6 December 2017

Wednesday 6 December 2017

~Cupid Confronted~

Moon in Cancer-->Leo   * * * *
/moon goes void-of-course at 9:57a PT | 12:57p ET | 5:57p UT   * * *
until it enters Leo at 12:38p PT | 3:38p ET | 8:38p UT   * * * *


The Dark Hermetic Epoch may be invisible and undetectable on the surface, but it began on November 15 and on that day some not-powerful Democrats started a movement toward impeachment of the President. It got some headlines that day but none that I have seen since. It is a time when people either disappear or their reputations suffer or they remove themselves from the scene. Witness Matt Lauer and many others. Also, a young woman in Utah disappeared that day; Fox News reports, of two individuals under suspicion regarding her disappearance, "the duo were likely the last people in contact with [Sydney] Loofe on Nov. 15, the day before her family reported her missing. Authorities searched for clues for nearly a month, and tracked Loofe’s digital footprint after they found a cell tower in Wilbur had received a ping from Loofe’s cellphone." Here we see that she disappeared on the first day of this Dark Epoch, and that the "authorities" have been searching for her since then, the sort of difficult quest the DHE often instigates (or, for good and helpful research, fosters). (Oh, sad to say, her body has been found.)

We have to keep our nerve, and remain faithful and hopeful while things swirl in peculiar eddies around us. (The DHE ends January 10.)  Also, it is wise to beware of anything extremely unusual, out-of-pattern or suspicious. Crooks seem to have a field day during these periods, or else they are brought to justice although not before wreaking havoc--noticeable, one way or the other.

Wednesday:  

The sleek man lying on his bed seems to have lost
His virility and interest in human living. Yet he dreams
Of the spans of a bridge crossing seas of error
Into a paradise of perfect information. Real AI?

Or AI dead OA? Cattle browsing in the sunshine chew
Their cuds, placid and uncomplaining. Humans similarly
Content yet feel the stirring of passion in their loins,
The thunderous knock of Cupid at sensibility's doors.

An astronomer contrariwise views the impassive skies,
His telescope large and pointed toward nebulae only a
Clairvoyant could comprehend. From a stellar serpent's head
Leaps a woman of subtly fascinating sagacious power.

Neither males nor females of Earth can resist her Cupid-like
Arrows. Yet one in a lonely tower turns eyes back to heaven.

{Wednesday}  ~Cupid Confronted~

Cosmic Piper


December 2017, Daily Ratings (Maximum * * * * *)

5 Tuesday       * *
6 Wednesday  * * * *   ( * * * during a three-hour period, see above)
7 Thursday     * * *       
8 Friday         * * * *   (except during one half-hour to be listed later, * * *) 
9 Saturday     * *
10 Sunday      *
11 Monday      * *      
12 Tuesday     * * * 
13 Wednesday *
Sometimes long-term aspects will depress the ratings for weeks at a time, or raise them. The indications are intended to be most accurate from dawn of the given day until midnight. Then, from midnight until the next dawn, that quarter-day may partake of the nature of one or both days on either side. It is a transition period, usually reserved for sleep. Note: I am not giving any five-star ratings until the Dark Hermetic Epoch ends on January 10. The other ratings remain the same, but the uncertainty in the DHE makes * * * * * unrealistic. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Message for Tuesday 5 December 2017

Tuesday 5 December 2017

~Holding To One's Path Proudly~

Moon in Cancer   * *

One may feel one is in servitude because one's work is not amply rewarded or even recognized. One is "a mill-wheel driven by the wind" so far as what others see. Yet within oneself one is taciturn, unchanging and stable, "A great lonely tower rising from an eminence of rock." 

However, apathy and indolence are a perversion into which we may fall when things are very easy for us. We may unconsciously cultivate and manifest illness, lassitude or incapacity. That does not have to be if we maintain will-power toward the best we have chosen. Then we may manifest "dignity, valour, and humanity" as "A man with a crown on his head and a spear in his hand."

Formula sentence:  We can work out an authoritative approach to purposes through awareness of cycles as formulated and certified. Or: We can work out an authoritative approach to purposes through developing our qualifications for unusual, esoteric or specialized fields requiring such unusual knowledge applied purposefully and magnificently.  

We remain in the midst of "brightening influences" if we are responsive to them. These could be invisibly spiritual, verbal, or both. The right words evoke the right spirits. The wrong or disorderly words, "A quantity of books and papers in disorder," are merely intellectual, which is a way of saying mentally entertaining but not necessarily useful or uplifting. "A mere intellectual" is a designation we ought to consider and take seriously, for intellect in itself can be puffed up and arrogant while merely cleverly nugatory. (I could mention certain journalistic commentators but shall restrain myself.)

There is sportsmanship, as in "a game of cricket," for we realize we are part of the human race and must play its games along with it in one way or another. This is more or less the opposite of "a magician in sacerdotal vestments, standing in a magic circle, performing magic rites." This latter has taken a lonely path designed to conquer the world from his own domain of specialized skill or magic; the cricketer is facing his teammates and the other team's players in order to cooperate, and demonstrate his competence within that cooperation and unpredictable play. Both have to follow rules. Which is a better man? The world would choose the cricket-player because his approach is honest and can't be finessed through secrecy and pretense. But who knows really what the magician may be capable of?

{Tuesday}  ~Holding To One's Path Proudly~


December 2017, Daily Ratings (Maximum * * * * *)

4 Monday        *          
5 Tuesday       * *
6 Wednesday  * * * * 
7 Thursday     * * *       
8 Friday         * * * *   (except during one half-hour to be listed later, * * *) 
9 Saturday     * *
10 Sunday      *
11 Monday      * *      
12 Tuesday    * * * 
Two of these have been changed, with extra star power, not because I want to be "nice" but because I neglected something in the original computation. That is one advantage of doing these a week ahead, because I double- or triple-check. Sometimes long-term aspects will depress the ratings for weeks at a time, or raise them. The indications are intended to be most accurate from dawn of the given day until midnight. Then, from midnight until the next dawn, that quarter-day may partake of the nature of one or both days on either side. It is a transition period, usually reserved for sleep. Note: I am not giving any five-star ratings until the Dark Hermetic Epoch ends on January 10. The other ratings remain the same, but the uncertainty in the DHE makes * * * * * unrealistic.