Monday, July 13, 2015

1000 light years from here
I am


Blogger Tseka said...

Hello my dear one, love this image, we are this & this is us.
It's lovely to visit the cafe again, I've missed it so.

13/7/15 6:03 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Me too.

The cafe is open for pleasure once again. Inner renovations are complete and all voices are tuned.

13/7/15 10:44 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Hello there, how nice to be able to stop by. :) Love what you've done with the place. :) Dear JM, happy birthday! Tseka, thanks for the heads-up. :)

14/7/15 6:51 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Joe! How wonderful. It's similar to old times. Only this birthday promises to be an improvement. I plan on circumventing my traditional birthday headache. Celebrating with old friends is tops.

So you approve of my home decor. I didn't even hire a pro.

14/7/15 10:48 AM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Well we still have time to blow up some balloons for the event...maybe unfurl a few streamers.

14/7/15 4:28 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

With all your lovely begonias perhaps candles on the patio is better?

14/7/15 4:34 PM  
Blogger jm said...

No balloons!!!!!! They scare me!

Candles on the patio would be great.

14/7/15 9:06 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

You ARE a pro! :)

I'm fully intent on enjoying today, which is the last day of my vacation, so this patio is just the thing.

15/7/15 6:14 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Me? A pro? Very funny.

Although with Pluto on my midheaven being a pro is a good idea.
I don't believe I'm going to squeak by this. You should know with your Saturnine self.

Excellent. Vacations are vital. I'm actually a pro at that.

15/7/15 8:19 AM  
Anonymous Joe said...

I should probably emulate you in that, because I haven't taken a proper vacation (as in an uninterrupted sequence of days) in a whole year. I ran across that old Mother Goose rhyme that runs, in part, "Monday's child is fair of face...". Since I was born on a Saturday, I find that line "Saturday's child works hard for its living" is quite accurate. Don't know about the other days of the week, but the old gal was onto something there. :)

I see my Uranus opp is happening, or nearly exact. That might explain the restlessness lately.

15/7/15 12:23 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Saturday. Saturn. Hardship, etc.

Welcome to the world of Uranus Joe. Any thoughts of traditional relaxation can be discarded at the door. I've learned to enjoy the Uranian restlessness somewhat. Have to. I am really jumpy. Skittish. They tell me I need to learn how to relax, but they are dreamers.

I think you should have plenty of productive time off. It will benefit your health.

Mother Goose. What a bird.

15/7/15 1:10 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Do you know anything about the image you posted with this particular blog entry? I ask because it bears an uncanny resemblance to the images sent back to us by NASA's New Horizons probe which flew by Pluto yesterday. Photos were released today, July 15. You posted the entry on July 13.

Everyone points out the heart shape. Intriguing.

15/7/15 5:14 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Keep the cafe open, I've got obligations until Saturday, and I've got RELAXATION on my mind for the weekend to celebrate my friend's birthday:)

Also from B, "say hi to Jam from me." You are an inspiration here!


15/7/15 8:15 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Oh my god, Joe. You are absolutely right. The resemblance is truly uncanny. I didn't make the connection. I know nothing about my image but something compelled me to post it. And, of course, it just preceded the photo release. Pluto must be on my mind. I'm in synch with the world which is becoming a trend now that Pluto is hovering over my Midheaven.

Thanks for beaming this in.

15/7/15 9:30 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The cafe will remain open with the freedom to come or not come as I mentioned before.
RELAXATION. What a concept.

There's a lot to cover.

Jam. That warms my cockles.

15/7/15 9:33 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Glad to help. :) As usual, I seem to be one who is compelled to find out stuff (Scorpio) that I am then compelled to share (Gemini). :)

I can't find any new pictures just yet, but it resembles a reddish, Martian surface in some ways. Hasn't Pluto been said to be the higher octave of Mars? And who says Pluto, bringer of complete transformations, would be exempt from complete transformations itself? I wonder...

16/7/15 3:26 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Discovering and sharing sound good to me.

YES!!!!! You're amazing Joe. Pluto is the higher octave indeed. I would agree that Pluto, like all living things, undergoes transformation.

It's surprising. With all the bad rap and diminished status, The first real (Capricorn) encounter with Pluto has been almost an artistic experience. Apparently the scientists are blown away by the dwarf's beauty. What an entrance.

Scorp and Gem are interesting in combo.
Mercury was the only god allowed to go to Hades and return, so vital are the messages. It speaks of Gemini's deeper dimensions, contrary to the superficial image. Gems are apparently privy to arcane knowledge and are compelled to communicate what they learn. I've always loved them. I can avoid school with Gems around.

16/7/15 3:45 PM  
Blogger jm said...

You know, it's funny.

I sometimes like being an oh so sensitive Cancer. I often love being an upbeat Moon-Joop in Sagittarius. I have "some" hope for my Saturn in Leo. My Mars in Libra has its moments. But the part of myself I totally adore is my Venus Uranus conjunction in Gemini in the third. You know. The touch of genius.:)

16/7/15 3:51 PM  
Blogger kadimiros said...

So refreshing -- a stellar image. The art work, that is.

But regarding Pluto, so interesting and unusual that it is without craters despite its being in a rather crowded region. And it has, quite literally speaking, mountains of frozen water. Might make a good vacation home for Princess Elsa.

In defying expectations, it reminds us that even when you think you have reached the limit, there can still be surprises in store.

20/7/15 11:34 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Life is full of surprises, as I was promised. Turned out to be true. More than I imagined.

21/7/15 6:45 AM  
Blogger kadimiros said...

"The first real (Capricorn) encounter with Pluto has been almost an artistic experience." Pluto, as an infernal deity, has the attributes of holding keys and long-sought quest objects.

That may imply that anything pursued penetratingly enough will necessarily be transformational.

Mercury as a liminal deity has the fluidity to cross boundaries and escape harm. Thus, we should be like quicksilver to cross those boundary places where the known territories, the well-tended gardens of youth, end and the wilderness begins.

You can detect the unprepared by the paralyzing doubt they purvey.

23/7/15 8:29 AM  
Blogger jm said...

I wonder if the most precious quest objects require a trip through the infernal or if they are scattered about seemingly randomly.

"You can detect the unprepared by the paralyzing doubt they purvey."

I know exactly what you mean.

23/7/15 10:06 AM  
Blogger kadimiros said...

Indeedy, it is not uncommon for valuable things to be hidden in plain sight. Then, perhaps it is actually the sight which was infernal rather than the missing object! I hear our aged elders complain of this frequently.

23/7/15 2:06 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I've made my decision.
I think it's a firmly held myth that the infernal is required. I conclude that the greatest treasures arrive through a blend of the infernal and the divine. And everything in between. Our perceptions tilt the balance.
I think that the hidden factor might be the key in this search, and there is a countless number of paths to discovery. This earthly realm is filled with not only surprises, but also possibilities.
The infernal happens automatically in some unseen mathematical ratio as the seeker moves.

23/7/15 3:58 PM  
Blogger kadimiros said...

Well, The Divine would be quite lost without The Infernal. They've been bad mouthing and nattering at each other for ages ever since they had that dramatic power couple break up. But it had to happen, one way or another, for all the possibilities to come back into the picture. One time, it was noted, they met in the movie theater, quite by accident (so they claimed), and they sat in the back row and groaned and snickered all the while on how badly the film distorted their story. Apparently, they have always found all the wild rumors and speculation about them quite amusing.

24/7/15 4:34 AM  
Blogger jm said...

That power couple. And this is exactly how I see the gods and goddesses. As real people.

I think D&I get along better than we do. We might learn to embrace our infernal selves.

24/7/15 4:08 PM  
Blogger kadimiros said...

As real people -- you too? I have definitely encountered certain forces that way. Quite interesting how some things can be perceived as abstractions, as physical (for example, planets) things and then -- as something between, not abstract but more than the physical -- as personalities.

Your reposed figure in the art work rests quite comfortably ensconced in it all, as if at peace and well contented with the ever-foaming possibilities and perspectives from which the environment itself emerges.

As I think of it, of the four siblings -- art, philosophy, science and religion -- I suspect that art is eldest and probably wisest in the end. We could lose the other three and art would simply recreate their forms.

24/7/15 5:32 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Personalities. Yes. Ye olde anthropomorphization.

With my strong Sagittarius qualities I tend to categorize art, philosophy, science, and religion equally. Wisdom is laced through all of them. Art maybe captures essence more than the others. And pure direct pleasure.

Art could be the eldest considering our cave dwelling ancestors' representations. They probably didn't discuss religion around their mastodon cutlets.

24/7/15 9:28 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Here's something that has been on my mind through the years regarding lifelike perceptions of inanimate objects.

Alcohol animates the world. Things swirl and dance around. I thought maybe this is why American Indians enjoy alcohol so much with their spirit identification going on.

24/7/15 9:48 PM  
Blogger kadimiros said...

Yes, anthropomorphism...perhaps how some of us became human. ;-)

There is a kind of destabilizing or dissolving effect that is sometimes helpful. That Neptunean idea. Although, a modest amount -- say, a nice glass of wine -- is all that's really needed, and the psyche can go far. Too much, of course, and it will confuse and incapacitate.

In fact, most of the Native alcohol, present long before the coming of white settlers, was mild and comparable in strength to wine.

Speaking of which, it has been a strange barter: the spiritual tobacco becoming a secular vice inviting health problems for the dominant non-indigenous cultures, and the introduction of strong alcohol being connected to issues for the indigenous. It may or may not be that Native Americans have a predisposition to it, but also likely is simply that there was not yet enough experience to handle it well.

I will say, from personal knowing, that it is perfectly possible to travel between worlds without the use of it. The traditions are strong enough to propel those who put their hearts into it. Many do not know this, of course. Their heads are too noisy for their ears to sing with silence. One can practically hear the stars at times, and feel the spinning of the world. Heady enough stuff as it is.

25/7/15 1:21 AM  
Blogger kadimiros said...

Another aspect of all this (on many levels, if you think about it) is, I think, the push-pull, wave-like nature of forces. Like tensing a muscle to better learn what it is to relax it. So those who practice sound yoga, for example, may sing energetically with great precision and devotion, and alternate the singing with deepening meditation in silence. Their practice heightens their sensitivity to both audible and inaudible frequencies. The motion of invisible currents coalescing into forms and patterns becomes palpable.

25/7/15 1:35 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Ha! Ha! The tobacco-alcohol barter goes back to the trading post. Fair exchange.

Push pull is everything in movement. Even in birth I think humans experience expulsion mixed with suction as they struggle to get out. They work together to propel the creature.

Same with the tensing muscle. The tension creates kinetic energy for motion. The relaxation builds the potential. What a pair.

I think this is the basis for the male-female principles. Classic female pulls in to herself, the male pushes out. It seems there's a special pleasure when the genders try the other one's approach.

25/7/15 2:00 AM  
Blogger kadimiros said...

Or consider the ambivert, which I suppose is most people: neither always introverted nor extroverted. Despite that, perhaps often unfairly, people tend to judge others as extroverted or introverted based on facial features.

26/7/15 11:51 AM  
Blogger kadimiros said...

I should add that, generally speaking and overall, strong extroversion has no particular connection to either financial or leadership success, despite the popular assumption. If you think about it, the ambivert would be the best salesperson, for example, because he or she can strike the optimal notes in relating to customers.

If one wants an astrological take-away from this, I suppose one can contemplate the astrological chart with an eye as to whether its more emphatic characteristics have some kind of balancing or complementary connection (whether in the same chart or as represented by an external relationship, situation or environment). It could be a clue to the fitting expression of the chacteristics.

26/7/15 12:06 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Our must be positive society likes extroversion and seems to believe it's preferable to introversion. I don't think so. They both work.

26/7/15 8:59 PM  
Blogger kadimiros said...

Yes, and can work well together in an alchemical blend.

27/7/15 10:14 AM  
Blogger jm said...

I must be an ambivert, although my friend told me that the measure of extroversion is calculated by how much a person is energized by others. That fits.

People think that introversion equates with shyness, introspection, etc., but I think not. It's just a matter of focus. The introvert would not be particularly aroused by people being somewhat immune and self contained. That has its benefits.

I think an introvert can read a book on a subway. I could never do that.

27/7/15 11:17 AM  
Blogger kadimiros said...

But one could always try reading a subway, like a book, instead. ;-)

That might call into simultaneous play both the outer directed attention and inner directed attention. Or walk through the park like one was walking through a living memory, observing while at the same time immersed in the vibrancy of existence.

28/7/15 10:58 AM  

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