Monday, May 31, 2010

Here's How To Open This Thing



I hear a lot about "taking advantage of opportunities" and I see a couple of things. Some opportunities are effortless, they are spelled out and laid out and nearly shoved down your throat. That's where it can be said: you have been given the opportunity. And then there are all these other opportunities. They're obscure and obscured and enigmatic and you can't quite tell what it's the opportunity for but there's a certain magnetism, they stick around and vibe you for a while so you can sense them. There's this cliche about opportunities like these, that you should grab on and see where it drags you. And now that I've noticed this I'd like to meet someone who could say, "Here's how to open this thing, climb in this way". I think some people can do this. I think sometimes people mistake it for luck but I think that luck is far more profound, like lightning striking. I think the rest of it is opportunity and you just have to learn how to use the handle.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Astro Geek Out



No way!!! Before anybody made a movie or the rest of the world started talking about it astrologers were writing about 2012 and the Mayan calendar. Generally they all seem to have some variation of a theory about a major shift of consciousness. The planets are moving into alignments that haven't been seen since the 60's and we all know what went down back then. If you've been following along with any decent astrologer you've already seen how current and historical events line up to major planetary alignments and, like me, you're fascinated. So I'm pretty excited about what may actually come through in 2012. I have no belief in any ideas of the end of the world, but how awesome will it be to experience a new beginning of humanity?
So I was just about to skip over yet another post about 2012 because, honestly, I've read enough the last few years and I'm kind of sick of it already. But then! But then I started to skim this post and there was a piece of information that I had never seen before, or just didn't notice. It's that at the end of the Mayan calendar our solar system and our Sun will align with a huge black hole in the center of the Milky Way. Now, I'm not scientist so I don't know things like how far away our solar system actually is from this black hole -in alignment or not, or what the gravitational pull of a black hole actually is but for a second I did think, "What if we get sucked in!" but then I kept reading. Our Sun aligns with this black hole annually (oh....) on the Winter Solstice. But for both the Sun and our solar system to align simultaneously like this happens only once every 26,125 years (does anyone remember how old the Earth is? I just checked and got 4.54 billion years, ok). That's pretty significant. Also, this black hole is called the "dark road" to Xibalba, the underworld, by the Maya.
Makes perfect sense to me for this to be part of the Winter Solstice, Winter is the season of death -the necessary precursor to rebirth (Spring). So basically the Winter Solstice of 2012 is going to be powerful, the implication is that it will be the "death" of all that we know. And the really cool part is how we will be reborn, on a massive scale. It's not just me changing, and not just you it's everyone and everything. I can't even begin to try to illustrate the concept. It may mean the end of life as we know it but it doesn't mean it's the end of the world. It's not OVER over, just reeeally different.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Somebody Send Me a Dream!



I can't remember my dreams lately. Or sometimes I do just after I wake up but then they're gone. One favorite things to do is interpret them. It's amazing what you don't know you know and what you tell yourself while you're sleeping. Straightforward as reality may seem to some -driving a car from the back seat, climbing a giant chandelier of tiered glass plates with my eyes closed, slip 'n slide bathing on all lanes of the 134 freeway- this is how I know what's going on with me. I'm really missing them lately. I'm pretty sure I've got some backed up messages for myself that aren't getting through for one reason or another. I'm pretty sure I could have it all figured out for a day or two if I had one good dream.
I once had a boyfriend who asked me one morning what I had dreampt. I told him it was strange because it was really washed out, visually kind of transparent, but it seemed to be something like model T Fords drag racing in the desert.... "It worked!" he said, "When I was falling asleep last night I concentrated really hard to send you my dreams!" That's what I call a romantic gift. If anybody out there wouldn't mind sharing until mine come back, that would be great.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Not Since 1935


Funny I should be at a loss for words today... For the first time in 7 years Uranus (my ruling planet) has changed signs. It's moved into Aries which, apparently, is in the house that deals with the way I communicate. Funny thing. I made no connection to this when starting this blog, it was just something I'd been thinking about doing for a while. With almost 5000 hits to my myspace blog I thought it seemed worthwhile. (Unless it is only YOU reading that.) So, I thought if you all are so amused by my weird dreams, ramblings on astrology and stories about weed whacking... knock yourselves out: Here I am.
So back to the point, Uranus enters Aries today (woohooo!!!!) and yes, it's a big deal. EVERYBODY's gonna feel it somewhere. In case you're behind on this Uranus is the planet of unpredictable change, intuition, genius, individualism, independence, freedom, social reform, rebels, inventions, electricity, and joining of the personal to the collective consciousness. Put all that energy into Aries -the first sign of the zodiac personifying the phrase "I am", full of energy, courageous and self directed, and for me (with it being in the 3rd house): communication. I have a feeling I'm about to get loud. I'm a little afraid it's going to come out more like the way a toddler talks, which means no one will understand what the hell I'm saying.
Uranus was last in Aries 1927 - 1935. I found a cool little history timeline for this period and some of the notable events are during this time were the first appearance of Mickey Mouse, the first talking movie the Jazz Singer was made, British women were granted electoral equality with men, the Great Depression, Hitler came into power, the beginning of construction of both the Hoover Dam and the Golden Gate bridge and I think everyone's pretty aware of the cultural revolution of the 20's and 30's. So once again: wheeeeee! It might be rough at times but it won't be boring!


If you want to see what this means to you more specifically, look here: http://www.astrobarry.com/horoscopes.php (in the week of May 24-30, 2010).

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Manifestation Manifesto

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits
in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.
- Helen Keller

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Climbing the Urban Waterfall 2

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I took these videos on my phone one morning when I went down the hill for a cup of coffee. It was barely raining on my way down but when I came out it started to pour. I stood under the awning and watched it for a while. Across the street people were ducking under the islands at the gas station. It was raining so hard it looked like sheets and sheets of water falling. It was loud as hell and beautiful. I stayed until it slowed down quite a bit and when I headed back to the stairs I found water rushing down making the lovliest plinking waterfall sounds.

Climbing the Urban Waterfall

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Urban Waterfall

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