"Pongáio" was the name my Aunt Mona gave to a long, green, cool room where we gathered at her home —
replete with comfy chairs, a rocker, sewing machine, sewing goods, beautiful beads, shelves, books, bibelots, photographs, odds'n'ends, mementos of a life, treasures —
a gathering of all the useful & 'useless' things that so make life a pleasure.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ceres Trigger

"The Sabian symbol for the first degree of Cancer suggests that paradigm-shift around food is inevitable. The question is, with everything else trying to get our attention right now, will something as basic as food be able to cut through the static?
The Sabian symbols are part of a channeled system famously interpreted by Dane Rudhyar in his book An Astrological Mandala. There is a symbol for each degree of the zodiac. The one for 01 Cancer is: “On a ship the sailors lower an old flag and raise a new one.” Rudhyar adds the keynote, “A radical change of allegiance exteriorized in a symbolical act: a point of no return.”
If that doesn’t say ‘paradigm shift’, I don’t know what does. Any idea what sort of “symbolical act” you may choose tomorrow? Perhaps you will know it only as you do it — or in hindsight, as you look back and realize what some seemingly small choice actually set in motion.

Incidentally, when Ceres enters Cancer it will trine Neptune, which is currently retrograde in the first degree of Pisces. A trine is a flowing aspect of signs with the same element. Neptune’s conversation with Ceres tomorrow could be about the creative ways we can solve our personal and collective food challenges. It could lend a sense of spiritual support or importance to Ceres on the Aries Point. It may, on the other hand, help those of us not quite ready to face facts slide back into denial about just how capable we are of releasing old food habits and beliefs about what nourishes us."
—   Amanda Painter Ceres on the Aries Point

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Silence, in three

Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence
Madison Square Garden, NYC - 2009/10/29&30

Live in Central Park, 1981

"The Sound of Silence was written in February 1964 by Paul Simon and originally recorded as an acoustic piece for the first Simon and Garfunkel album, Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. released October 19, 1964 by Columbia records. It was later overdubbed with electric guitar (played by Al Gorgoni), electric bass (Bob Bushnell), and drums (Bobby Gregg), and released as a single in September 1965, resulting in Simon and Garfunkel's first hit. The version presented here is the original acoustic one."

Sunday, September 09, 2012



Friday, September 07, 2012



Monday, September 03, 2012

Disappointment. Strength. Re/Birth.

The Empress understands that every rebirth follows on the heels of an ending. What you are being invited to consider is the ending of a form of Disappointment that came into being when you chose to cut yourself off from the flow of your emotions, and in the process to separate yourself from love in its highest incarnation. You are being transformed in the fires of the Nine of Wands. It is time to face the fear that led you to empty yourself out — where you ran dry — and see what lies past the cycle of withholding and withdrawing, of hardened shine without the depth and which feeds nothing.
— Sarah Taylor, The Weekend Tarot Reading — Sunday, September 2, 2012 "Disappointment. Strength. Re/Birth."