born on this day, you’re a sagittarian, as am i. our ruling planet is said to be big jupiter, which has 67 moons, and the largest four were first seen by galileo galilei in 1610. and you know what he got for his troubles.
now what’s fun about you and jupiter right now is that it’s the third brightest object in the night sky after the moon and venus. right now, it’s not only extremely colorful, changes colors within some yellow, red, green configurations. planets, of course, don’t twinkle as stars do, but jupiter almost seems to now. dunno how far out of tuscon you’d have to drive at night to see it, but you’d look to the north and east, and at about 9 o’clock you’d spot it. it’s in gemini now, and castor and pollux, the bright stars in gemini are to the west of it (this graphic has it further toward the horizon that it is right now):
now i only believe in daily astrology as much as i do in religion, but this is your horoscope from some website. ;)
also, the comet Ison has due to possibly maybe sorta make a huge show in the night sky as it drew closer to the earth, but it went behind the sun a couple days ago, and they don’t know how much of it may have melted away, or will actually become *more* visible during the first week of december, so stay tuned…
i read cathy lynn pagano’s pieces at opednews sometimes, partially because she writes well, and i like the framing of the messages she brings. her current piece is about the sun going from scorpio into sagittarius, and by any standard it’s encouraging, so i’ll take it right in. ;) some bits:
“As the Sun emerges from the turbulent waters of Scorpio, we step into the fires of Sagittarius. Like the Egyptian Sun-god Ra, who battles demons as his solar boat traverses the Underworld and who emerges triumphant every morning at sunrise, a new day is dawning for us. The lessons that haunted us in Scorpio must now be forged in the fires of Sagittarius into arrows that lead us to our future. New knowledge needs new perspectives. The knowledge Scorpio bestows on us reaches deep; if we’ve plumbed our own depths and acknowledged our real, secret feelings, we’ve begun to see a new truth about our lives.
What have you learned about yourself in the past month? How many people have you alienated by your projections? How many people have you decided to trust? Have you been humbled by the truth about yourself? If we can’t see ourselves clearly, the good and the bad, we’ve missed the Scorpio lesson.
Sagittarius is the flight of the phoenix that arises from the ashes of death in Scorpio. Soaring so high, it sees life from a higher, objective viewpoint. Renewed, our feeling life is inspired by Sagittarius’ fire to send our passion out into the world in a strong, focused way.
Sagittarius is considered the sign of the seeker and the philosopher as well as of Cosmic Law. Sagittarius focuses us on the important questions in life: Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? It also gives us a sense of wonder and joy as we contemplate some force greater than ourselves that calls to us.
Sagittarius is the sign of the quest, the quest for life’s meaning. That search for truth–cosmic truth–needs something from each of us. We seem to be born with an urge to understand Life and our place in it. To seek the answers to life’s riddles, we need faith and a deep belief in our own values and principles. We have to aim our arrows and let fly. Belief is what powers them.’
there’s lots more, including obstacles and dangers, but i really did like it, and saw myself in there more than once, especially the dangers to watch out for. ;)
and some grey wolves; i know how you love and admire them.
since you love stand-up and comedy, so i’m including a couple of my faves, knowing you’ve seen every eddie izzard video published. remember that lenny bruce was considered very, very edgy back in the day.
….and an oldie but goodie, lol.
love to you, and…many happy returns of the day, as Pooh always said.
(Note to others reading, please let me know your birth dates; i’d love to make you cards, as well.)