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Weekly Forecast December 22: Saturn Enters Sagittarius, Mercury Conjunct Pluto

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Detail from Battle of Centaurs and Lapiths, by Piero di Cosimo, c. 1500. Detail from Battle of Centaurs and Lapiths, by Piero di Cosimo, c. 1500.

Io! Happy Solstice, New Moon, and Saturnalia, and a merry Christmas!

According to ancient sources, Saturnalia festivities were punctuated with shouts of, “Io!” It was a sort of multipurpose exclamation, pronounced yo.

This morning I was reading comments on a HuffPo article about the solstice. A battle of sorts was raging between those who wished to remind others what the winter holidays “are really all about” and those who reminded the first group that the solstice celebration preceded Christmas by millennia,

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Author: koamike

Retired and living with my partner, dog and a cat colony on the slope of Mauna Loa. Would rather be living in Palm Springs, California and hope to return there some day. Meanwhile enjoy swimming, walking/hiking and bicycling, trying to maintain my home and property despite really wanting to burn it to the ground. And a little photography. Interested in LGBTQI, environmental and social justice issues.

3 thoughts on “Weekly Forecast December 22: Saturn Enters Sagittarius, Mercury Conjunct Pluto

  1. I enjoy learning more about the history of humankind’s myths and beliefs. While I don’t share those beliefs, understanding a bit about them gives insight into people’s behaviors. It is also interesting to see how people manage to use their belief sets to explain past events, justify current ones, and predict the future. Yesterday’s religions are today’s myths. I reckon today’s religions will be the myths of some future time, providing we don’t destroy our planet first. That said, non-believer that I am, I do welcome the winter solstice and the return of light and I respect the cycles of Nature.

    Happy Solstice/Saturnalia/Christmas!
    (The sentiment is the same, regardless of the name.)

  2. Thank you and the same back to you! I think it really is about the cycles of Nature also. I do have a respect for the mystery of it all.

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    Woodstock

    by Joni Mitchell Printer-friendly version of this lyric

    I came upon a child of God
    He was walking along the road
    And I asked him where are you going
    And this he told me
    I’m going on down to Yasgur’s farm *
    I’m going to join in a rock ‘n’ roll band
    I’m going to camp out on the land
    I’m going to try an’ get my soul free

    We are stardust
    We are golden
    And we’ve got to get ourselves
    Back to the garden

    Then can I walk beside you
    I have come here to lose the smog
    And I feel to be a cog in something turning
    Well maybe it is just the time of year
    Or maybe it’s the time of man
    I don’t know who I am
    But you know life is for learning

    We are stardust
    We are golden
    And we’ve got to get ourselves
    Back to the garden

    By the time we got to Woodstock
    We were half a million strong
    And everywhere there was song and celebration
    And I dreamed I saw the bombers
    Riding shotgun in the sky
    And they were turning into butterflies
    Above our nation

    We are stardust
    Billion year old carbon
    We are golden
    Caught in the devil’s bargain
    And we’ve got to get ourselves
    back to the garden

    © Siquomb Publishing Company

    • “We are stardust
      Billion year old carbon
      We are golden
      Caught in the devil’s bargain
      And we’ve got to get ourselves
      back to the garden”

      40+ year old words and truer now than when Joni sang them.

      Here’s to getting back to the garden!

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