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Re: Clockwork Blue

Postby Fixed Cross » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:26 pm

ARIES

Ram
The first
the first pair of horns
the splitting iron
the head

Ram
Aries home of Ares
Spring-Time, Persephonic electricity, courage to do the ultimate.

That which is born from the unfathomable sea of bliss first
that which knows itself as it goes, that which has no past but the fullness of life

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As noted, David Starling associates Mars through Aries with Demeter and Persephone.

Aries: Sun and Mars. Impulsive when the impulse guarantees a path. Adventure or .... adventure. Or death. But that too is encountered as adventure. Adventure is in the eyes, in the firs glance. Darkness is the result. Darkness that transitions into the physical world though he slippery slope of pleasure, aka reality.
(that slope - not pleasure)

Aries - the courage to do the impossible. "prelude to a philosophy of the future"; "It was impossible to do, but the Dragon did not know that, and did it." -Theodora Lau
As first signs of their Zodiacs, Aries and the Dragon correspond to each other as the fiery impulse that knows that it will be consumed, so it better be the one to consume.

The intention of the circle, the unfolding "straight line"; time as the point of reference.
The strong do what they can, the weak accept what they must.
- Thucydides

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Re: Clockwork Blue

Postby Jakob » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:53 pm

CapAquaPis wrote:Speaking of Jupiter, it's getting real close to brighter Venus, the two will have a conjunction next Monday morning, will be a pretty sight before sunrise.

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/an-exquisite-venus-jupiter-conjunction/

"Venus may be on its way out of the morning sky, but it won't depart until it attends to some important business. On Monday morning, November 13th, the planet passes just 0.3° north of Jupiter in a strikingly close conjunction. Jupiter even pulls out all the stops with its four Galilean satellites spread to either side of its striped globe on that date.

Through a telescope at low to medium magnification (30–100×) the planets will fit in the same field of view, highlighting both their different sizes and reflectivities. Venus, a tiny beacon, will be 10″ across, 97% illuminated, and about 16 times brighter than larger and duller Jupiter.

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November marks the giant planet's grand entry, a return to morning observation after its October 26th solar conjunction. If it weren't for Venus spinning up the scene, most of us would give Jupiter another week or two to extricate itself from the solar glare before attempting an observation. That's why it's important to pick a place with a good view to the east to view the event. From mid-northern latitudes, the two planets will be only about 5° high, or three fingers held together at arm's length, 45 minutes before sunrise.


Any telescope will show tiny Venus along with Jupiter and its four brightest moons in the same field of view on the 13th. Satellites are Ganymede (III), Io (I), Europa (II), and Callisto (IV). North is up and time is about 6 a.m. CST.

Venus will pop into view first, with Jupiter about 18′ to its right (south). European skywatchers will see them about 2′ closer together. The last time the two brightest planets were this close was on August 27, 2016 (0.1°); the next conjunction, a much looser one, will occur on January 22, 2019. Monday's close pairing makes a good opportunity to catch Jupiter in daylight. Just keep track of Venus after sunrise — a clock-driven or Go To telescope is preferred — and you'll easily spot Jupiter, too.

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There's no avoiding the fact that Venus is on its way out of the morning sky. It's been losing altitude all fall. Tomorrow, November 9th, the planet rises in twilight with a solar elongation of 15°. Moving about 0.9° eastward each day, its distance from the Sun shrinks to 10° by month's end, making it tricky to find.

Because Venus is approaching superior conjunction (January 9, 2018), when it's on the opposite side of the Sun from Earth, it appears to move much more slowly. That's why it's lingered for months at dawn before making an equally slow transition to the evening sky. At inferior conjunction, when the planet lies between the Earth and Sun, it zips from evening to morning in a matter of days.

Bad weather can always mess up observing plans, so if November 13th looks grim, try the 12th or 14th, when Jupiter and Venus will be about 1° apart. On the 16th, the old Moon drops by, hovering about 6° above the planet pair. An even thinner sliver of Moon shows up 4° to the left (north) of Venus on the 17th, some 24 hours before new Moon for observers in the United States."
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Re: Clockwork Blue

Postby Jakob » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:48 pm

I just wanted to add a realization I had this morning. A resolution of a question thats been with me, peacefully, since 1999 or so, when I first attained "Satori"a glimpse of the infinite/void.

In fact the insight is equal to that experience, but Ive explained it now in philosophic/potentially scientific terms.

I realized fully that nothingness must imply infinite potential. And then:

Infinite potential equals no-thing, and that for a thing to come about, it must limit the potential that it takes as it ground.

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These phrases don't fully convey the realization but they should indicate a direction.
The realization was and is very palpable, and needless to say, liberating. There is no difference between the Void and the Immaculate Light. There is no cosmic womb that is not also a fulness to return to. Ive actually understood that this is necessarily the case.

This also suggests a "hell" for being that, during their incarnation, during their becoming-limited, structurally take away from other beings. When they cease to exist, cease to be limited, they return to the laws of fullness, and they will be carrying the consequences of aggressive diminishment with them, and this will have to be rectified for them to be able to be absorbed into the continuum of infinity. So their souls will be torn apart, basically.

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This also explains immediately and perfectly why astrology exists, why humans exist in terms of cosmic and planetary configurations. It shows in fact that the opposition is the primordial aspect. Because the only thing that can come close enough to both nothingness and infinity so as to draw structural integrity from these limits is contradistinction.

So we see that the Zodiac, as composed of contradistinctions, is a scheme in which nothingness/infinity can be filtered into limited being, "privilege to act". I think this means that all beings should be seen as gods with divine prerogative, and that all beings that do not fulfill their divine prerogative but instead, parasite, are in for some really dark consequences.

Very interesting.

Saturn would feel no remorse crushing sociopaths and hypocrites back to "primordial sandgrains".
The suffering their victims feel in this world is, I realize now, likely nothing compared to what those that out of pure lack of involvement brought about such suffering on innocents will be going through before they meet their end, thoroughly involved by that point, in the consequences of their cruelty.

Myth-forms of the Dionysian type, centralized around the tearing apart of the god by the revellers and vice versa, are now coming into focus as a form of self-redemption of conquering cultures.
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Re: Clockwork Blue

Postby Jakob » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:55 pm

Political Consequences:

THE SELF-EXPENDING SOUL HAS FREE REIGN

the other-claiming soul equals the force of torture and has no other self-experience than the modalities of torture.
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