The advances made by seers of yore in India are inspirational for all those who are making a mark in the cutting-edge fields of science and technologyIndia: Marriage of science and spirituality — A Traveller’s Wish List
Thomas Aquinas’ cosmology and doctrine of the soul are vitalistic. Everything has a particular soul to it, and these souls have particular life-forces destined for particular ends. 1,659 more wordsThe Enchanted Cosmos With Thomas Aquinas — The Imaginative Conservative
Date of Sighting: 01-Mar-03 Location of Sighting: Northampton, Northamptonshire Brief Description of sighting: Two large white objects, close …Northampton, England, UK; March 1, 2003
Name: scott Date of Sighting: 2-18-2010 Location of Sighting: tucson Shape(s) of UFO(s): large blimpish other tiny Size(s) of UFO(s): big and small Color(s) of UFO(s): orangeish Number of UFO(s): 2 Distance of UFO(s) in sky: far Direction of Travel for UFO(s): northish Other Known Object(s) (For possible reference, or contrast): helicopter Further Description of […]Tucson, Arizona, USA; February 18, 2010 — UFO Network
An Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) was observed at the time and location noted below. Date: 2010/02/17 0:28 Horizontal Accuracy: 1034m GPS: 34.5005° N, 135.6070° E Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=34.5005N,+135.6070ETondabayashi, Osaka, Japan; February 17, 2010 — UFO Network
An Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) was observed at the time and location noted below. Date: 16 Feb 2010 21:03 Horizontal Accuracy: 95.1977m GPS: 51.5454° N, 0.2265° W Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=51.5454N,+0.2265WLondon, England, UK; February 16, 2010 — UFO Network
Date of Sighting: 13-Feb-98 07:00 Location of Sighting: Grove Park, London Brief Description of sighting: A black, ruler shaped object. It moved across the moon and then disappeared.Grove Park, Lewisham, London, England, UK; February 13, 1998 — UFO Network
Date of Sighting: 11-Feb-00 18:20 Location of Sighting: Banff, Banffshire Brief Description of sighting: Two star like objects, with the larger emitting a light beam, which was cone shaped. Pinkish in colour.Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK; February 11, 2000 — UFO Network
“The stars are closer than you think.”
The shaman left me with this admonition,
hobbling away with his stick of gnarled ash.
There was a look in his eye,
glint of a star — his soul,
still stalking this barren land.
As the day began to break,
blue shafts were piercing orange and red,
a warning; creation speaking
and thought becoming instant form;
a mounting cumulus cloud,
shape of a lion’s head.
“The world is mind,” he’d said,
“dreaming us into existence
and what we may be.”
The cloud soon morphed
to show a crescent Moon,
then Venus, morning and evening star,
companions for my journey home.
Copyright Francis 2021
Name: Rebecca Date of Sighting: 2/7/11 midnite Location of Sighting: Between Cordes Junction and Cherry Rd heading north on I-17 Shape(s) of UFO(s): narrow Size(s) of UFO(s): 1 block long Color(s) of UFO(s): Blue Number of UFO(s): 1 Distance of UFO(s) in sky: not in the sky it was along the mountain Direction of Travel […]Cordes Lakes, Arizona, USA; February 7, 2011 — UFO Network
I might be mistaken, but over the past year there seems to have been a growing interest in a retrograde Mercury and what it means. I hear people with little astrological knowledge even referring to it. This may be simply due to us having had more time to investigate such astrological facts.
But of course, Mercury, like the other planets, do not actually move backwards at all, they merely seem to due to our perspective here on the good earth.
Then there is the technical side, like pre and post shadow phases which enclose the actual retrogradation, or backwards motion. Whilst the times are exact, there is not as much agreement as to the effects of retrograde planets as one would think. In fact there are some who don’t give it much credence at all.
However, if retrogradation is significant for any planet and ourselves, I would think that Mercury must top the list, purely because it is the ‘winged messenger’, Hermes in Greek, the mind, communication in all its forms and the media in general.
The whole period in which Mercury goes through pre shadow, retrograde, and post shadow, can therefore represent a phase of time in which communication is not straightforward at all, and at times flagrantly misleading.
Right now, in early February 2021, we are in the middle of the retrograde phase of Hermes/Mercury, so we could be experiencing a higher than average occurrence of communicative problems and challenges, such as misunderstandings of all kinds, computer problems, travel issues, not only personally but as a society.
We should therefore also be cautious about what we read — anywhere — and take nothing for granted. This is a time to trust our intuition more, to meditate, contemplate, basically go inward; we need to get our ‘news’ directly from source rather than through a medium, if at all possible.
Mercury turns direct around February 20 and moves out of post shadow around March 13. Bearing this in mind, we are likely to remain somewhat misled, perhaps confused, until around that first date, when things may become a little clearer, whether in regard to personal issues, or more mundane ones. Full clarity about what has transpired over the previous two months may not be obvious until the latter date, in the middle of March. Let’s see.
Hermes Exalted in the Watercarrier?
One interesting thought, Mercury is in Aquarius throughout this period, which to my mind is very well placed. I think there is a case that Mercury is actually exalted in Aquarius rather than its traditional exaltation in Virgo. The fact that there is much other Aquarian activity at the moment is also highly significant I feel, underlining the importance of Mercury’s presence in Aquarius right now.
Aquarius is an air sign and therefore, like Mercury, communicative — but in a profound, truthful and humanitarian way. This would put Mercury’s fall in Leo, an interesting thought which I won’t go into here.
A Turning Point?
So Mercury turning direct in Aquarius around February 20 and moving beyond through post shadow, could potentially represent a revelatory few days and weeks, with much profound insight. There could be a slow unravelling of a certain situation, and then from middle March, things may begin to ease somewhat towards the first day of spring on March 21.
Maybe the New Year will truly begin around that date.
Copyright Francis 2021