Paphos Street Art II

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An ongoing and super cool part of living in one of the two 2017 Culture Capitals of Europe is the explosion of street art. The organisers have twice invited foreign pro painters to join the native pros and we have been presented with some brilliant, sometimes confounding, always magnetic and skillfully executed works.

And the not-so-pro…

Like wild flowers along the by-lanes, little unsanctioned works have been appearing on walls along the roads further out of town and into the villages. Most of them I like; all of them are clearly trying to convey something important from their creator. I think they deserve inclusion; everybody has to start somewhere.

ENJOY! (and there is more – see the links at the bottom of this post)

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This wall says, ‘A lot of people have spray painted on me over and over, but none of their paints remind me of the color of your eyes…Eleni’

 

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‘If I could, I would do everything for you.’  – Thomas

 

 

 

Paphos Stree Art, Post 1: click here

Others not included in Post 1 or 2: click here and here

 

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Full Moon: 22 Virgo 13

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On the Art of Refining Our Labor

Virgo is all about practical, real-world service that is rooted in the spirit of All-Oneness Pisces: what we do for another, we actually do for our Self; Kindness to another is truly kindness to one’s self since I am and You are together on this organic rock spinning though the mysteries of shared chemistry and space.

When we think about parental love, it’s so easy to understand – now, think about a world where we could hold on to the truth of sibling’s keeper logic. To serve apparent needs according to the agenda and the trajectory hoped for by the Other and not what we opine as best is a central characteristic of this axis.

 

We are about to adjust our homing signal to somewhat different frequencies and our success will rely upon a clear-eyed unromantic understanding of what we are physically and emotionally capable of sustaining.

 

We’ve recently noted the eclipses and since cycles build on cycles, we can connect some dots here.

In the first half of February, the solar energy of Leo bounced its universal light off of the moon: remember that you are unique. Your inner spark can fuel connections which lead to mutual satisfaction and trust. Leo protects, provides, performs and creates and every one of us has a Leo facet made for taking up these activities. We are encouraged to be thinking along these lines now…

But let’s not forget who we are doing this for, what our audience, tribe, loved one is saying that they want or need from us. In the second half of February, the moon lined up in between us on earth and the sun – and the symbolism sought to return us to the bedrock material of the All-One. The wise mind and the heart will daily calibrate our caretaker spirit to the perspective of those on the receiving end.  It has to be rooted there or we might quickly drown, sinking under a load of self-imposed menial tasks that no one would miss if we just stopped doing them. And that brings us neatly and squarely to today’s full moon in Virgo.

The universe invites you to come to terms with reality as pertains to those you feel connected to now and those people and themes just on the horizon of your world. We are about to adjust our homing signal to somewhat different frequencies and our success will rely upon a clear-eyed unromantic understanding of what we are physically and emotionally capable of sustaining.

Of course, there may be some who we will door-mat for without hesitation – yes, just note well why you choose to serve.Virgo works are all the jobs that have to get done: from paycheck work to errand running, from laundry to sterilising the bathrooms. We may be launching new migrations, projects, classes, family units, careers –  in what ways will we regularly refill our inner wells of fortitude? Let us begin as we intend to go on.

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The universe has some tips for us:

Whatever tremors and quakes you are experiencing in your Capricorn sector, Pluto is ultimately drilling for you – to hit a rich vein that can serve as a source of sustenance.  If you will keep cleaning away the rubbly junk broken up by the proverbial jack hammer, your daily itinerary, to-do lists and people priorities will literally be that which is still standing/part of your reality over the coming months.

Mars is now in Taurus: dont scatter your energies; Choose a few desires and Lock Focus.   Be the horse that pulls the cart. Conserve energy when possible. Repeat.

Saturn, our Teacher and The Boss, will have us constructing, testing, deconstructing and perfecting our weight-bearing lines from April 6th until August 26th (back from 27’48 to 21’11 Sag and forward again). We can choose to worry about what this may mean for us OR we can SEE and celebrate the synchronicity between the Leo eclipse launch with its first harmonic reply and your upcoming work in the school of life!

There may be concepts or systems that we come to see in the near future we’ve been misunderstanding, persons we’ve misjudged, a stubbornly hard-wired fear or a lie that rears its head between now and August 26th. These experiences contain lessons meant to be APPLIED so that we can forge on with our skills and talents. How cool is that?! When our stress levels rise, we can remember that Time is on our side when we are building for the long haul. We won’t be running late, we’ll be getting it right.

A very satisfying Virgo full moon to you,

weaver

 

 

On being in business: “Its just a very small percentage of your energy being spent on the big picture. Like, you know generally where you are heading for, and the actual path is going to be some sort of zig-zaggy path in that general direction. You try not to deviate too far from the path that you want to be on – but you are going to have to, to some degree.”  – Elon Musk

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In Appreciation and Respect

Dear President Obama,

I write to respectfully but urgently request your intervention in the very troubling situation unfolding at and around the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota. As you know, over the past day, scores of law enforcement officers dressed in riot gear and supported by military style vehicles forcibly removed hundreds of peaceful protesters who had gathered to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline. There are disturbing reports of officers using sound cannons, pepper spray and rubber bullets. The authorities have already arrested at least 140 people.

The first priority must be protecting the safety of the peaceful protesters. That is why I urge you to direct the Department of Justice to send observers to protect the protestors’ First Amendment rights to protest the pipeline. I also urge you to request that North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple remove the National Guard from the camp, as the military presence only threatens to inflame an already tense situation even more. Lastly, I urge you to direct the Army Corps of Engineers to stop construction within a mile between Highway 1806 and the Missouri River to help reduce tension.

The second priority is suspending all federal permits for this project until the Army Corps of Engineers completes a full cultural and environmental review. To my mind, the Corps should have never approved this project on an expedited basis in the first place. If Completed, the pipeline will transport nearly 20 million gallons of crude oil every day, potentially threatening dozens of bodies of water, including Lake Oahe on the Missouri River. Since the Missouri River provides drinking water for 10 states and 28 tribes, a major spill from this pipeline cold threaten the drinking water of million of people. That is a risk we simply cannot afford to take.

The Dakota Access Pipeline would also be a huge blow to our fight against climate change. According to one report, burning the oil transported through the pipeline would produce carbon emissions equivalent to 21 million cars or 30 coal plants. If we have any hope of avoiding the worst consequences of climate change, we should not be building new oil pipelines that lock us into burning fossil fuels for generations to come. Rather, we should be building clean energy infrastructure to transform our energy system away from climate change causing fossil fuels and toward renewable sources of energy.
 
Moreover, it is deeply distressing to me that the federal government is putting the profits of the oil industry ahead of the treaty and sovereign rights of Native American communities. I understand the Standing Rock Sioux have sued to stop the pipeline, citing the very serious environmental concerns, encroachment on culturally sensitive lands, and violations of tribal treaty rights to a meaningful consultative role in the federal permitting process. To my mind, it is simply unacceptable to build a project like this, in one of the poorest counties in the nation, without the approval of the Native American residents who live there.

Mr. President, you took a bold and principled stand against the Keystone pipeline – I ask you to take a similar stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline. In the meantime, I urge you to take all appropriate measures to protect the safety of the Native American protesters and their supporters who have gathered peacefully to oppose the construction of the pipeline.

 

Bernard Sanders, United States Senator