A Study in Existentialist Philosophy (Part 12)

As children of the Enlightenment, we are also more or less programmed to look to the past and the future to discern what went wrong and how we can make it all ‘better’. With such focus, we skip over the realities of today, not the warm, fuzzy today for which we ought to express gratitude, but the cold, hard today, which as the Existentialists have tried to point out, is the necessary lot of the embodied man.

Gateway to the Stars & the Winter Solstice

Least you think that this does not affect our everyday lives on earth, think again. When one of the slower moving planets such as Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto crosses this point, even the stock or share markets react as Christen Skinner reminds us in her excellent book, The Beginners Guide to the Financial Universe: An Introduction to the Role of the Sun, Moon, and Planets in Financial Markets.