The Prodigal Son (act one of a new play)
THE PRODIGAL SON By Debra Moolenaar ( a short play inspired by Camus’ “The Outsider”) Act One NARRATOR: (to us.) Listen up. Your life may depend on it. Think you can play around and not get burned? Think again. MRS NOVAK: Let me get this straight, Mr Kermak. You want me to believe you once…
Oslo & a sense of community vs. me
Travel is a big eye-opener. It’s a lifesaver too. If we sit in one place too long, just like jelly in a mould we congeal and harden. We get to thinking that the world we see out of our window is all there is to see. This is the way things are. This is the…
Virgo Sun and Pisces Moon – it’s a Five of Cups day – UGGGHH!
On a divinatory level, the Five of Cups implies regret over past actions. Something has gone wrong – we feel betrayed and abandoned by one whom we thought we could trust. Even worse, at some level we know we ourselves have played some part.
Lightness of Being/ Nietzsche’s idea of ‘eternal return’
What if the mistakes we make in the here and now were never going to be made ‘right’ on some dim, distant redemption day?
Mercury in Retrograde – what does it really mean?
The message of Mercury retrograde is to stop pushing forward for a time and instead ‘go back and try again.’
It’s a King of Wands Day – take the challenge and rise above yourself to be a leader of men
With the sun in Leo (leadership) and the moon in Sagittarius (adventurous philanthropic pursuits), today is a King of Wands day. In the King of Wands, we meet first-hand astrological fire symbolising the human imagination in its most dynamic aspect. Ever wondered why we ‘dream’ by the fireside and ‘light a candle’ to ‘show the…
The Dangers of Magical Practice – Ego Gratification vs. the Divine
As transiting Neptune slides into Pisces, many will become more interested in the occult. If you decide to dabble in anything more strenuous than practical household magic, it’s worth keeping in mind one point that just might save your life. In his excellent book, The Philosophy of Magic, Arthur Versluis reminds us that in both…
It’s a Two of Swords Day – time for a ‘sick headache’
With the sun in Leo (creative self-expression) and the moon in Libra (balance and compromise), today is a Two of Swords day. On a divinatory level, the Two of Swords implies a tense state where we’ve closed our eyes to life’s problems rather than trying to sort them out. Interestingly, the information and motivation needed…
“Our Tragic Universe” & the Fiction of Perfection – The Self-Help Industry Exposed
In Scarlett Thomas’ new novel, Our Tragic Universe, heroine Meg concludes that self-help books succeed by first making us feel bad about ourselves and then giving us the perfect fix. It’s rather like Humpty Dumpty being pushed off a wall and broken so someone can make a fast buck putting him back together again.…
The challenge of the new moon in Leo – Look inside instead of automatically following the rules!
The Sabian Symbol for today’s new moon is Leo 18 – A Teacher in Chemistry. This throws the spotlight on the popular notion that we can control our world through science and similar intellectualization. We’re encouraged to believe there’s no limit to our creative abilities. Given proper instruction on ‘how things really work’, not only…