An etherealgirl's Adventures in Cyberland

Thursday, August 24, 2006

and speaking of Pluto

my natal Pluto is located at 2* Virgo and blowing kisses at the Virgo New Moon yesterday. All that action is focused on my 6th house of discipleship, service/work and do I ever need a little discipline, focus and organization there!

Heaven sent as always, April Elliott Kent's latest astrology article, Less Than Perfect, has some lofty thoughts on the meaning of Virgo and Perfection!

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pluto demoted

to Minor Planet Status:


Much-maligned Pluto doesn't make the grade under the new rules for a planet: "a celestial body that is in orbit around the sun, has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a ... nearly round shape, and has cleared the neighborhood around its orbit."

Pluto is automatically disqualified because its oblong orbit overlaps with Neptune's.

Instead, it will be reclassified in a new category of "dwarf planets," similar to what long have been termed "minor planets." The definition also lays out a third class of lesser objects that orbit the sun — "small solar system bodies," a term that will apply to numerous asteroids, comets and other natural satellites.


From an astrological and personal point of view, it matters very little what designation little Pluto is given; Pluto still packs an impossible to ignore, powerful punch in a natal chart as well as by transition and affects generations and nations.

From an astronomical point of view the Minor Planet Designation no doubt makes a great deal of sense and I imagine that the daunting task of categorizing so many new and recent discoveries and the expectation of having to categorize many more waiting to be found had more than a little something to do with the demotion. It looks like our solar system is a little more crowded then anyone dared to imagine a generation or two ago...

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draw your own kaleidoscope

here!

No I didn't and don't have time for this right now, but I don't have time for anything as usual lately so I just did it anyway :-P

Link courtesy the most awesome Creative Pro Newsletter

And to check out all of Creative Pro's previous listings for the Wacky Web Site of the Week, click here!

screenshot of kaleidoscope builder in progress!!!


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Sunday, August 20, 2006

what he said: get your drive by tragedy fix 24/7 on cnn

All JonBenet, All the Time.

To be honest this is only one of the reasons I avoid watching news on TV. To be completely honest, though, I find that I also try to avoid the other perhaps, more relevent news as well, these days. Just can't take it right now...

Nevertheless, the point made is completely valid and raises another disturbing issue with me. Why is it that these horror stories are eaten up by the public? There really and truly seems to be an utterly sick and perverted obsession with tragedies like Jon-Benet as if a large segment of our population just can't get enough of it.

I find that every bit as frightening as the events that inspire these obsessive fixes. As an indication of our collective national health, it just doesn't seem to be a particularly healthy sign at all. I can't help wondering if more people turn it off and walk away than these news channels seem to believe...

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ponder this

I'm just back from a trip back from Kansas (taking my daughter's bf back to college) and Albuquerque (for a far too short visit with family) and as is usual lately I've got nothing. Except this all too true bit of wisdom that served as the opening lines for a recent newsletter I just read via email:

"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?"

~~~ Gandhi



What difference indeed...

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