New Moon: 17 Virgo

bog  noun: bog; plural noun: bogs; noun: the bog  1.an area of wet muddy ground that is too soft to support a heavy body synonyms: marsh, marshland, swamp, swampland, sump, mire, quagmire, quag, morass, slough, fen, fenland, wetland
2. BRITISHinformal the toilet.
3. be or become stuck in mud or wet ground. “the family Rover became bogged down on the beach road”.  to be prevented from making progress in a task or activity.  ‘you must not get bogged down in detail.’ synonyms: mire, stick, trap, entangle, ensnare, embroil, encumber  (link)

Notes from the Compost Pile

So, how are we doing, folks? Is it full steam ahead or fits and starts? Is there graceful easing or groping in the fog? Of key importance, no matter which, is a bizarre question for you from way out in left field: where’s the sea-level line and where does the ground begin to rise? Riddle me this! 

There’s so much antifragility packed into this new moon in Virgo. The ruler is in attendance, if somewhat bedazzled, and the conjunction forms a sextile to Jupiter in Scorpio and a trine to Pluto rx in Capricorn. With some closer – yes, closer yet –  examination of the less attractive underpinnings-and-persons of our world stage, we can progress in our removal of more – yes, even more – rif-raf and debris on the scene. We can edit the stage in pursuit of best practice in everyday affairs. We can simultaneously optimize that which passes critique to keep. Upcycle the compost. 

In a general offering like this, I would advise looking to the realm of Taurus in your wheel. Note the themes and life sphere that this house occupies for you for ways in which to dig in/begin assessment with your new moon intention. (Subscribers are welcome to complimentary inquiry.)

But there’s some ointment on the fly. Whether that’s medicinal or a ‘bogger’ in my estimation will require personalized study of your unique Here and Now

The Great Waters (in all its potential forms) insist upon merging with this Virgo consolidation of our yin and yang. For some of us, taking some time apart from busy-ness will be crucial to our perceptions and sufficient for gaining traction. For others of us, the need to flexi-serve until mentally or physically exhausted over this span of days may be the way we will paradoxically attain the higher ground. These are examples on a spectrum we can liken to our sacred point on My Way merging with Our Way. All points along the Way are valid, serve a purpose and are meant to be fluid for best mind-body-spirit health. For this reason, All of Us would be wise to consider appraising those matters which we’ve labeled ‘static’, ‘off limits’, and even ‘Keep Out!’.

My new moon wish for you is symbiotic flow. 🙂

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Sculpture by Yiota Ioannidou along Kato Paphos promenade, Cyprus

Neptune (the All-One) and A More Holistic and Profound Understanding

Narrative and story are tools of interpretation. They do not and cannot represent absolute truth. Within the evolving person’s life a narrative can change many times. Alternately one might apply a multitude of narratives to a single issue so that in effect one can see themselves simultaneously through many prisms and thus have a more holistic and profound understanding of their experience…

Narratives carry what might be called energetic information…Ultimately when one frees themselves from attachment to any particular narrative, then narratives cease to have energetic impact and clarity comes.  – excerpts from the numinous frontier by Monica Cassani

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symbiotic  ADJECTIVE  Biology 

1. Involving interaction between two different organisms living in close physical association.  ‘the fungi form symbiotic associations with the roots of plant species’

1.1 Denoting a mutually beneficial relationship between different people or groups. ‘the reader can have a symbiotic relationship with the writer’    (link)

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Sunday Surfing: 19/06/16

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Bellerophon on Pegasus, Tiepolo

“We challenge what’s masculine and what’s feminine, and we really have nowhere else to do that. We weren’t able to express ourselves before. Some of us are coming from oppressive places that are very homophobic. So we made our own world.”

– Twiggy Pucci Garcon  (via Vice)

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FT Magazine has an interview with the wise and practical Nassim Taleb. Excerpt:

Ambition or talent: which matters more to success?

Both concepts are modernist nonsense. Success is about honour, feeling morally calibrated, absence of shame, not what some newspaper defines from an external metric.

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Astrophysics professor, Brian Koberlein, on the costs of accurate science reporting:

The thing is, the journalist actually tried to do the right thing. Seeing some sensational article they tracked down someone who might understand it as a reality check, and that’s why I took the time to reply. But if they write a more accurate article as a result it will cost them money. That’s where we are at this point. In the pay per view economy science writers lose money by taking the time to get it right.

 

Re: Addiction

A revolution to get excited about is hospital management and staff putting genuine long-term effort into alternative healing methods. “So much of pain is tied up with fear. We can do more than we think, if we can just take the time to sit with patients and let them know we’re present for them.” – Dr. LaPietra in the NY Times

 

Bridging the Square 

Debra Borchardt has an opinion piece in Forbes for marijuana merchants to take note of. She reports that ‘Kind has built a software system called Agrisoft to collect and monitor data that is needed in order to maintain compliance with state rules and laws (for marijuana). Under their partnership, Microsoft will market Agrisoft to state agencies for use through its Azure cloud service. To date, KIND has no state contracts and they submitted a proposal to Puerto Rico along with Microsoft two weeks ago.’ I tried googling for this proposal to Puerto Rico because, you know, I am watching this little island, and came up empty. To be fair, my internet connection keeps cutting out. I’ll keep trying.

 

Turning up the Amplitude

We understand other people by projecting ourselves onto them. But we also understand ourselves by considering the way other people might see us. Data from my own lab suggests that the cortical networks in the human brain that allow us to attribute consciousness to others overlap extensively with the networks that construct our own sense of consciousness….

Evolution turned up the amplitude on our tendency to model others and now we’re supremely attuned to each other’s mind states. It gives us our adaptive edge. The inevitable side effect is the detection of false positives, or ghosts…And so the evolutionary story brings us up to date, to human consciousness—something we ascribe to ourselves, to others, and to a rich spirit world of ghosts and gods in the empty spaces around us. 

  • Michael Graziano, Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Princeton University via the Atlantic.