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Showing posts with label Vesta. Show all posts
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May 2, 2020

National Nurses Day 2020: Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale; reproduction; Library of Congress/Public domain

In 2020 Her Lamp Burns Brightly

May 12, 2020 is the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of the nursing profession as we know it today. Born May 12, 1820 in Florence, Italy, she served selflessly during the Crimean War (1854--1856) and became known as The Lady With the Lamp. By her constant insistence on hygienic practices such as hand washing as she cared for wounded soldiers, the war's death rate was reduced from 42% to 2%. If this isn't a lesson for our virus-ridden times, I don't know what is!

Now in the US, Monday May 4th begins the annual National Nurses Week and Wednesday May 6th is the main day of celebration. Many businesses are already engaging in discounts and give-aways to health care workers but this week many others will join the cause in tribute to our heroic nurses, first responders, and other service workers. Here's a brief Video Tribute to Nurses, practitioners of "the gentle art of caring." Actually the entire month of May 2020 will be devoted to those devoted to caring despite the danger of contagion.

Florence Nightingale: Hygeia Conjunct Isis!

We find the lady's reputation for strict hygiene and gentle health care within the Hygeia archetype combined with her goddess-like fame of the Isis archetype, both placed @12Cancer on May 12, 1820. And if we consult the Sabian Symbols we find that the positive expression of '12 Cancer' fits her well: "a gift for bringing the more Godlike resources or superior powers of self to a point of real community service"! And of course, Moon-ruled Cancer is the sign of The Mother and thus of nurturance, care, and self-sacrifice.

If you wish, have a look at Florence Nightingale's Natal Horoscope (RR:DD) and you'll see her New Moon personality, a practical double Earth blend of Sun Taurus-Moon Taurus which inspired her toward an unflappable calmness, a supportive demeanor, and a desire to change the world so strong that she could deny her own feelings and needs. And perhaps you'll agree that it's significant that her Sun @22Taurus and Moon @24Taurus conjoined Vesta, asteroid and archetype of dedicated service.

Living in the here-and-now, her double Taurus personality blend wanted to lay foundations, define things, and get down to basics. Stable and sane, Lady Nightingale was a rock of support and reliability for her patients and probably came to be treated as an Atlas figure. Consistently neglecting her own needs and typical of this blend, Florence Nightingale retreated into illness and spent the last five decades of her life as an invalid due to a fever contracted during the war. Tragedy then, tragedy now for some of our modern-day health care workers are themselves contracting the current contagion from the patients they tend and treat with dedication. You know of the tragedies so I won't list them here.

Nightingale's inherent desire for order demanded that she attempt to keep the dark side of life under control and most would admit that with such talents, she was more successful than anyone else could have been. Passing away on August 13, 1910 in London, The Lady with the Lamp fell asleep around noon and left this mortal coil at 2:30 pm LMT with Sun in Leo, Moon in health-related Scorpio, blend of a hard worker and natural leader. Tellingly, the Moon and South Node were conjunct, a lunar timing device on that day and a cosmic picture of separation from Mother. At her death, health asteroid Aesculapia @27Cap20 Rx was in process of returning to her natal Aesculapia position of 29Cap04 and, being retrograde, perhaps already had. Also at her hour of death, a midpoint picture had formed of illness and loss of health: Sun-Saturn = Pluto.

And so in 1910 the realism and practical skills of Florence Nightingale were laid to rest, may she R.I.P.

Yet now in 2020 we have major reasons to celebrate her life and achievements for they live on in the daily rounds and tasks of our nurses and other workers in hospitals across the land - and for their selfless service and care it's impossible to thank them enough.

This meager post is meant as my small tribute to every one of them and to their example, The Lady With the Lamp whose caring light continues to burn so brightly.

For more details see Sun Sign-Moon Sign by Charles and Suzi Harvey, and The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones.

Mar 28, 2009

Astrology of Mar 27 - 29, 2009 with Asteroids!

Astrologer Julie Demboski has done it again showing how the Big Picture informs the Little Picture of life on Earth!

Beginning Friday (3.27.09) and running through the weekend, she provides the astrological details on the love and power vibes permeating the air right now.

This weekend's energies have been distilled to their essences for you - and I love the way Julie includes the major asteroids (Juno, Ceres, Pallas, and Vesta) to help fill out the As Above, So Below picture for us mortals!

Aug 23, 2008

Kabul beseiged by inner wolves

Rockets, guile and the lessons of history: The Taleban Besiege Kabul

By Jeremy Page in Kabul

This looks increasingly like a city under siege as the Taleban start to disrupt supply routes, mimicking tactics used against the British in 1841 and the Soviets two decades ago. #

"If it were proved to me that in making war, my ideal had a chance of being realized, I would still say "no" to war. For one does not create a human society on mounds of corpses." Louis Lecoin

How I agree with Monsieur Lecoin!

It's a natural condition for one who prefers life to death, thanks.

And it causes me to wonder: is there anyone who needs more evidence in order to recognize these psychopathic gangsters for what they are? Why follow the doomed?

They are practicing population control as they've done through the centuries using mass hynosis as part of the delivery method, genocide when it suits, war and other underminings of the social fabric.

Assassinations are part of their strategy, too, and you might think the flower power generation had fully internalized the lessons of the 60s with its jolting series of political murders done for power-grasping ideologies and hidden goals, and the Vietnam war with its culture-splitting allegiances.

Then as now, orators who are able to sway the masses through speech and writing are big assets, of course, as they disseminate the messages of the day.

Meanwhile it's Aug 24, 2008 in America and the microphone seems to be in process of passing from R to D Party (baton passing! one symbol of which may be seen for our collective instruction by the 2008 Olympics still on display.)

(+)Vesta, keeper of the eternal flame is one of the significators I use when the Olympic Games rear up, and I saw reference to the archetype's sacred devotion Saturday as Obama and Biden practically annointed one another for dedicated service of the flame-keeper variety.

You see, in my earlier posts concerning the Obama-Biden speeches in Springfield, I mentioned that during the event, Sun 00Vir56 conjoined Biden's natal North Node (contact with the public; associations; path, destiny, quest) but what I didn't mention is that in the Composite/Davison chart between Obama and Biden (their relationship), C/Dav Vesta is Rx 00Vir56 (conj to the minute of Aug 23's Sun 00Vir56 and conj Biden's n NN) and they all pile upon the C/Dav Uranus/Neptune midpoint.

Uranus/Neptune represents, among other things, secret radical societies which may act positively or negatively toward the collective from which they sprang. They think they didn't but they did - floated to the top.

So this pile up at 00Vir+ gives two midpoint pictures I shall give you in a bit, while remembering that the Great Conjunction of Uranus/Neptune (occurring 3x all through 1993) marks an important 171-year cycle for society, and times what some astrologers use for the New World Order natal chart at its symbolic New Moon stage.

This relates to the NWO as being publicly and more directly unveiled by Bush41 and others through speeches to the UN and Congress in 1990/91.

August 23, 2008, Springfield, IL:

Ura/Neptune = Aug 23's Sun: vaunted self-regard; impressionability (on their side or the public's); great creativity; impassivity.

Uran/Neptune = NN: meeting with people who care about one's future (I'll say!); having the same sensitive nature as someone else (sensitive and impressionable can be code words for mystical experiences, interests, and guidance.)

And then there's devoted Vesta and the flame from Olympus.

So are the presumed '2 parties' of Washington actually playing for the same team and just batting different averages with individual styles which the US public embraces for a while, but then the fussin' begins and we grow joyful in our pure dissatisfaction? We have enemies for that! Must we be our own worst?

(And we as a people are fickle cusses, you know - US natal Uranus and Mars in Gemini which means that we are prone toward behaving (Uranus) with fickleness (Gem) and may act (Mars) the same way - and with Gemini's duplicity, too.)

Of course, Astrology describes other levels of these Geminian traits such as a wide-spread ability to multi-task, and to tell the news, Gemini's primary quest but preferably, the Good News: 'For unto you is born this day...'

Very little good news has come from the Bush administration these many years especially with the way it began with SCOTUS and a collective learning experience extraordinaire: The Tower from a Tarot care, number 16. Our current watershed moment flows from that watershed moment of 2001...all is process, is it not?

You know, even if I tried, I couldn't by my lonesome separate the gangsterish tentacles from the world's throat unless...the power of the collective is brought to heel long enough to say, Non! to bloodlusty thieves and wolves of the inner kind.

1841, Kabul is repeating, friends, and our troops must be succored as best they can as they are allowed to retreat. If America can't manage it better than the Soviet State did for their guys back in 1841, then we will have Washington and its devotees to thank for denying life itself with its clumsy criminal misadventures and speculative risk-taking.

But you know that the pirates, brigands, jokers and jingos who took us there won't help us. It would unmask them even more glaringly than they've been to date yet they must step out of the way. It is no shame to regroup forces to plan and fight anew.

So I say to you now with as much feeling as these keys can tap atcha:

if there were ever a time and need for the oft-lamented 'what if they threw a war and no one showed up' wisdom, this threshold would be that time and need.