Universally Understood

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This has been on my mind the last couple of days…

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Ride out to meet them
is one answer, but another ?

How does one break into the heart of those who only see one way, are so close-minded they want to block a young girl from school or kill cartoonists ? 

Otter: Find some source of joy and capitalize on it.  Everyone has at least one thing they love, enjoy or escape to in times of pain.  Friendship for hate, play for anger and protection where there is fear.

Raven: Ahhh…the Trickster, the Mercurial messenger that sees many sides and uses them to their fullest potential.  Corvids use tools, totem here, they are very intelligent and fly between worlds delivering messages.
Hugin and Munin (Thought and Memory/Mind) were the ravens that whispered into the ear of the Norse God Odin while he hung upside down from Yggdrasil, (The World Tree) for nine days and nights in order to gain shamanic insight.
Raven communicates deftly across cultures and space-time.  
Those with Mercury highly aspected exhibit the same qualities.  Raven scavenges remains for sustenance, everything is noticed, used.

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Touch and Taste: Physical connection, contact and also creation.  Hands (Mercury rules hands and sensations) are capable of transferring huge amounts of energy from all chakra points via Reiki, massage – hands create craft, sculpt, sign and play music.

Touch is the least deceptive of all the senses as it is grounded in material earth.  Babies sense everything as they learn their surroundings, crawling and tasting and touching everything.  Raven here delivers sense of smell and taste or in my mind, Smiles.

This is the universally understood gesture across cultures and creatures.

imageFrom my copy of Nat’l Geo December 1994: Animals at Play. (see comments)
I have saved it all these years for this article alone.
Virgo rules small animals, Neptune, big ones.

Peace
Gneiss Moon
ps.  Apologies, a bit scattered 4K HS kids in my neck of the woods today !
And tomorrow…please keep this in mind if no posts appear.
Moon elf is busy elsewhere.  Thank you

teaching by example

MLK TNHDr. Martin Luther King Jr., Thich Nhat Hanh

I just found out Dr. King nominated Thich for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. 
Very cool. 
I posted a fab vid The Great Bell Chant featuring Thich many moons ago here. 
If you want to help nominate Thich for the Nobel Peace Prize this year, you can help make it happen here.

Thich is a Libra Sun trine Aquarius Jupiter – obv. a peaceful humanitarian teacher of balance.  Scorpio Saturn trine Uranus in Pisces – strong cut to the humanitarian chase zen master vibe.  Venus in Libra, ruling (peace).

Fixed Grand Cross points are Jupiter Aquarius (progressive philosophies), Mars in Toro (stubborn peacenik),  Neptune in Leo (willpower for the collective), Saturn in Scorp (working for metamorphosis)  Ck the letter in the link above re: fire.  Chilling. 
He is extremely aware (oppositions) of the suffering of others and has worked his daily practice into a long journey of teaching by setting an example.

Fixed peeps are amazingly fixed.  Stable in values and ideas, famously immovable.  Saturn trine Uranus water to water deeply desires and works hard to change the world via compassion (Pisces), felt doubly so with Cancer Pluto trine Saturn as well.

Witness: this fixed cross is a stellar example of how tough aspects can be made to work for you through perseverance.  Meeting struggles daily brings strength over time – chop wood, carry water.  Be here now.  Repeat.

Quickie transit deets: T. Mercury (mentors, talking) conjunct natal Jupiter; T. Venus opp natal Pluto (status as peacemaker); T. Jupiter Rx conjunct natal NNode (here to achieve); T. NNode conjunct natal Mercury (now he is the mentor) in Scorp; T. Uranus square natal NNode in Cancer (public).
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My friend shared this with me, love it.
If you dwell too much in the past you are depressed, if you are living in the future you are anxious, if you are present in the now you are at peace.
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namaste
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