Thank you Jean! So good to keep our balance with daily infusions of beauty and Mama Nature.
Daily Archives: November 15, 2014
Fairy Tale Friday: The Star of Anu (The Gilgamesh Epic)
With much gratitude to Laura for sharing this wonderful blog, I hope you will find it as fascinating as I have!
Pitchforks and Pipelines | Common Dreams Highlights November 15, 2014
Friends of the Earth
Even if you are not a Democrat, this is worth signing. The Keystone XL pipeline will provide very few, mostly short term jobs-and even those are unlikely to be filled locally. It will increase pollution, endanger Native communities and people especially those resisting the fracking, tar sands mining and the other pipelines.
Please sign and share widely!
Truthout Daily Digest Friday, 14 November, 2014
William Rivers Pitt | Who Needs Republicans?
William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: In the 10 days since the Republicans took full control of Congress, Democrats in the Senate, House and White House have flexed hard in favor of a ruinous “trade” deal, a poisonous oil pipeline and an ongoing disaster of a war.
Why Prisons Don’t Work, and How We Can Do Better: A Conversation With Maya Schenwar
Victoria Law, Waging Nonviolence: If prisons don’t work, how do we do better? How do we address the harm violent offenders cause without locking them up? With 2.3 million behind bars in the United States, it’s a question that everyone should be asking. Truthout’s Maya Schenwar provides some answers in her new book.
US Sanction Relief Fails, Threatening the Nuclear Talks
Gareth Porter, Truthout: US policy fails to lift many sanctions on Iran at all and postpones others, including UN Security Council sanctions, until late in the process; consequently, Iran is unlikely to accept US demands just a few days before the deadline for agreement.
What About the Other Iraqi Militias?
Julio Sharp-Wasserman, Truthout: Crimes by ISIS militias are rivaled by those of US-backed Shiite militias enlisted in the fight against ISIS. Mainstream reporting neglects this fact, obscuring valuable larger lessons about US foreign policy and military intervention generally.
Gerald E. Scorse, Truthout: Roth accounts are inherently unfair, contributing to the continuation of income and wealth inequality even as they impoverish the US Treasury. It’s time for a change.
Women Hold the Lever to Move the World
Rivera Sun, Truthout: By connecting a consumer boycott of the meat and dairy industry to demands for renewable energy, the US public – particularly women – can take climate action into their own hands.
Laura Flanders | Sexist Smoke Serves Clinton Camp
Laura Flanders, GRITtv: When the stench of sexism is in the air, it’s no surprise that feminist hackles rise, and that’s typically worked for Clinton’s political fortunes. But can we remember that there are plenty of models of valiant feminist leadership that, in contrast to the senator, don’t involve waging war?
Listen to the Audio Segment and Read the Transcript
Ethan Nadelmann’s Fiery TED Talk: What Has the War on Drugs Done to the World?
Sharda Sekaran, Drug Policy Alliance: Twenty years ago, Ethan Nadelmann left his teaching position at Princeton University to become a full-time advocate for ending the drug war. As the founding executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, Ethan’s vision and leadership have had a monumental impact.
Watch the Video and Read the Article
Facebook and Apple Want Your Unborn! Or, Why Corporations Should Keep Their Hands Off Employees’ Ovaries
Sayantani DasGupta, The Feminist Wire: Apple’s and Facebook’s recent offers to female employees of elective egg-freezing benefits have been roundly critiqued as a not-so-subtle message for women workers to delay their childbearing in favor of advancing their careers and corporate profits.
Ayotzinapa’s Uncomfortable Dead
Charlotte María Sáenz, Other Worlds: Because there is no conclusive proof yet, the 43 missing Ayotzinapa students remain undead. Their parents refuse to accept this verdict, and in doing so, reveal the state’s incompetency not only to deliver justice, but also to act with any kind of legitimacy or credibility.
Taking Stock of the Money Midterms
Marge Baker, OtherWords: In the first national elections since the Supreme Court’sMcCutcheon v. FEC decision – which removed overall federal limits on contributions to political candidates and party committees – the tidal wave of special-interest spending was even heavier than the most dire predictions.
Economic Update: Extreme Capitalism
Richard D. Wolff, Truthout: This episode looks at low Irish taxes on corporations, interns fighting back, the thriving opium market, Volkswagen bringing new labor relations to the United States and big banks caught cheating again. We also discuss college sports, the business oligarchy in the United States and forgiving countries’ debts.
Finally a Member of the Oligarchy Is Indicted for Culpability in Worker Deaths: 29 Coal Miners Killed
Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: Don Blankenship is a nasty piece of work, even in the pitiless, exploitative business of coal mining, but his outlook on profits before lives is not uncommon in the extraction industry and in corporations in general.
Obama Team Hints at Keystone Pipeline Veto
Jim Hightower: Net Neutrality Stands in the Way of Larger Corporate Profits
Jon Stewart Skewers Stupid Racist Coverage of Minneapolis Mayor
Watch the Video at Comedy Central
Why the Press Is Less Free Today
Read the Article at The New Yorker
Riot Cops Arrest Walmart Employee Protesters at Peaceful Sit-In
Don’t Ask How to Feed People, Ask How to End Poverty
Read the Article at The New York Times
Pope Francis: “Unbridled Consumerism” Is Destroying Our Planet
The Oracle Report | Saturday, November 15 – Sunday, November 16, 2014
FROM WISE OWL SIERRA
The Oracle Report – Saturday, November 15 – Sunday, November 16, 2014
A Conversation with Sol Luckman – Snooze: A Blueprint for Merging Worlds
The Oracle Report – SPECIAL REPORT Monday, November 10, 2014
“To Boldly Go…” Scorpio Lunar Cycle Overview – October 22, 2014
Saturday, November 15 – Sunday, November 16, 2014
Third Quarter Moon Phase: take responsibility
Moon in Virgo
Ruling Mahavidya: Kamala (Goddess of Desire)
Skill: make the connection
Negative Imprint: power to manipulate, domination, violation, fighting for territory, contempt, unable to connect with real emotions, fear of new opportunities, not letting go of the past, attention seeking behavior, learned helplessness, ruthlessness, tricks
Positive Imprint: integration, risking for the hope of something better, claiming one’s space, success, seeing through, things in their proper place, commonality, reminiscing and seeing clues about the future from the past, leadership, standing up for others, vitality
The energy of the Sacred Masculine is in full force this weekend with Neptune stationing direct (appearing to move forward in the sky once again).
Neptune has been retrograde (appearing to move backward in the sky) since June 10, 2014. It went retrograde at the degree of the Sabian symbol “a girl blowing a bugle.” Since that time, the Sacred Masculine has been sounding a call of awakening within the collective. He has been calling something inside each of us to action.
The Sacred Masculine, via Neptune, has been a major factor in what I’ve termed the “nexusing” of people of like mind coming together. This is evidenced by the degree where Neptune is stationing direct Saturday, “heavy car traffic on a narrow isthmus linking two seaside resorts.” This energy has been about bridging or merging the two worlds – the old control paradigm that is falling and the return of the older paradigm that has been lying in wait – which is the focus of my conversation with Sol Luckman, posted on the homepage atwww.oraclereport.com.
Sol discussed the corpus callosum and its function to link the two hemispheres of our brains. The corpus callosum is a bridge – a narrow isthmus – that links two worlds – two seaside resorts. It puts things together, coordinates them so that they function well. This is one of the things the Sacred Masculine does. So, this weekend, as the energy of the Sacred Masculine comes in like waves crashing on a beach, honor it by putting things together, and by this I mean make the connection. See what the universe has been trying to show you over the last two months. There is a call to action in there – a call that will make your life better. Our inner Sacred Masculine does not stick his head in the sand because what he sees is unpalatable. In fact, it motivates him. It strikes a chord and he responds instinctively.
The close of these two powerful lunar cycles brings us in close confrontation with ourselves. We need to respond to what we’ve learned about ourselves from the perspective of the inner Sacred Masculine – facing it and responding to it.
Mars is contributing to the strong influx of masculine energy this weekend as well. In combination with Kamala, the Goddess of Passion, inner fires are ignited.
On the practical level this weekend, several themes swirl, so please pay close attention to the keywords for the negative and positive imprints.
On Saturday, our ability to integrate the insights we’ve received over the last two months is heightened. On Sunday, we gain a much deeper understanding of those things. Sunday’s energy is deeply penetrating with light, as the Sun will reach the degree of “an x-ray photograph.” (On that note, I should mention that the biggest sunspot in 25 years, the one that released so many flares but few CMEs a couple of weeks ago, sunspot 2192 renamed 2209 is now returning our way after its jaunt across the Sun.)
If you have neglected your body under these strong energetics, reconnect with it. If you have not had enough time in nature, remedy it. If you have not had enough fun lately, rectify it. If you have not had enough beauty in your life, create it with loving feelings for the Earth, her people, her creatures, and her elements. If you have not felt alive for a while, let the Sacred Masculine stir desire in your heart.
And please keep those photos coming when you capture sights of beauty. We Northern Hemisphere wise owls are counting on our pals in the Southern Hemisphere to remind us of Spring and Summer! Have a wonderful Sacred Masculine weekend, everyone.
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By Changing the Story, We Change Our World… Sustainable Human
Thank you Jean! This is awesome. I love Charles Eisenstein’s perspective. He so often says what I think, only much better than I could!
Thank you Tania Marie! It is hard to live in a land where the mass murder of trees is considered “progress”, and where so many take pleasure in destroying plants and trees each week-as loudly as possible. So beautiful and comforting to read these gentle, contrasting words!
Magickal Tree in High Park, Toronto I found on my visit there in 2013
“For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfil themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can…
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