Mind Travel: Golden Gate and Full Moon (Reblog)

The joy of the moon over the Golden Gate.

Mind Travel: Golden Gate and Full Moon

Tucson, Arizona, USA; February 18, 2010 — UFO Network (Reblog)

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

BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #354: “YOU’RE NO GOOD”- LINDA RONSTADT – FEBRUARY 15, 1975 — slicethelife (Reblog)

Billboard #1 Hits: #354: ” You’re No Good”- Linda Ronstadt. February 15, 1975. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. Single: “You’re No Good”- Linda Ronstadt Record Company-Capitol Genre: Rock Written by Clint Ballard Jr Time: 3:44 B-side” “I Can’t Help It [If I’m Still In Love With You} Album-Heart Like A Wheel Grade: […]

BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #354: “YOU’RE NO GOOD”- LINDA RONSTADT – FEBRUARY 15, 1975 — slicethelife

Allman Brothers – In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed — PowerPop… An Eclectic Collection of Pop Culture (Reblog)

This song and Jessica are their two most well known instrumentals. The Allman Brothers…much like the Grateful Dead could deliver live. They constantly toured early in their careers and played free concerts in parks all over to grow their audience. They released one of the best live albums of all time with At Fillmore East. […]

Allman Brothers – In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed — PowerPop… An Eclectic Collection of Pop Culture

A New Beginning? Aquarius New Moon, February 11 2021 — Astrology Musings

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The astrological climate continues to suggest great changes are underway.

And one doesn’t have to be a lover of star signs or a psychic to believe we are living in extraordinary times, although the problems we all face are faith and finding some clarity.

Take the Aquarius New Moon on February 11 2021. Here we have half a dozen planets in the fixed air sign (Aquarius), which is striking.

The Old and the New

Now I am one of those astrologers who do not assign Uranus as ruler or even co-ruler of Aquarius. I am a bit of a traditionalist in this respect. There are two sides to Saturn, ruler of both Capricorn and Aquarius. In the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn, Saturn is materialistic, practical, systematic, realistic, all necessary functions of our lives. In his Aquarian mode, however, Saturn’s ‘gravity’ turns to forward planning, practical and realistic thinking in preparation for the future of humanity.

The Uranian side of Aquarius, I contend, is wrong, as is Neptune’s rulership of Pisces and Pluto’s of Scorpio. These three so-called outer planets are invisible to the naked eye, after all, and I agree that they do not represent anything positive at all. They are in fact forces which we should not knowingly dabble with, merely try to overcome and understand.

Hope, Dreams, Wishes

So, accepting this premise, what does all this Aquarian energy mean? Aquarius, traditionally, is the sign of hopes, dreams and wishes — it plans ahead, reflecting the sun at this time of year moving steadily north in preparation for the vernal equinox.

In other words, this New Moon on February 11 represents a new beginning of hope, where our dreams and wishes can be planted like seeds, with full expectation of a flowering, soon. One of the most beautiful aspects of this New Moon is that at the same time, the two benefics are in an almost exact conjunction in Aquarius.

Venus loves Jupiter — but platonically, idealistically in Aquarius

Jupiter, the greater benefic, and Venus, the lesser benefic, enhance one another, creating a beautiful idealistic, platonic vibration, strongly tinged as it is with the Aquarian energy, forecasting peace, justice and freedom for humanity as whole. But we must be patient. This is only a step.

And of course it’s not straightforward either. At this time Mercury, also in Aquarius, is retrograde, so there is a sense that nothing much is happening, or being heard; information is not clear and things keep going wrong. Aquarius demands a free flow of data.

Mercury turns direct on February 20, so we may not begin to see too many signs of a ‘spring thaw’ until around then, or into March as Mercury exits post shadow. Also, the Jupiter/Venus conjunction is loosely square (difficult) both Mars and Uranus in Taurus. The latter has been bringing chaos to financial markets in recent times and will continue to do so, whilst Mars steaming through the same sign has only agitated the situation — none of this to the benefit of humanity, whose hopes are invested in this Jupiter/Venus love-in for all.


In other words, there continues to be an impasse between these two forces, those who want to ‘progress’ to that restoration of true human values, against what could be some chaotic ‘manipulation’ which has led us into this crisis in the first place.

We should not forget Saturn’s continued presence in Aquarius either, the true ruler of that sign. Interestingly, he is in challenging aspect to Uranus in Taurus in this chart, perhaps bringing a touch of stability which we might not have had; Uranus is saying ‘I want to turn over the financial markets’, while Saturn is saying ‘slow down!’

Lack of Clarity in America?

The first chart above is set for Washington DC, so might cast light onto the situation in America. I won’t say too much here, except that using my favoured house system, all that Aquarian energy is housed in the eighth house, which in mundane astrology represents other people’s money, i.e. investments, big finance, and thus business — but also secrets.

We should expect to hear a lot about these issues in the coming weeks, especially when Mercury goes direct. However, in this chart, Neptune is also almost exactly conjunct the midheaven, bringing little clarity, confusion and outright befuddlement in governmental issues and circles. The actual truth may be very hard to discern.

Nevertheless, with the Moon being the ruler of this chart (Cancer rising), it makes the importance of this new moon paramount. And what happens in America invariably affects the whole world.


The above chart, set for London and therefore the United Kingdom, shows the Aquarian energies within the sixth house, strongly emphasising public health and work related issues, perhaps also the armed forces. Neptune’s presence in the seventh house could also leave the United Kingdom wide open to deceit in regard to diplomatic issues over the next month.

Most intriguingly too, the fixed star Aldebaran is exactly conjunct the midheaven on this chart, emphasising possible success in trade and/or military affairs over the next few weeks.

It is also worth bearing in mind that soon Pluto will reach the exact same degree it was in the USA Declaration of Independence chart, July 4 1776. Pluto warns us of surreptitious behaviour on a grand scale, although one can’t help but wonder what this might mean for the constitution — we shall see over the next year or so.

There’s Hope — But Don’t Expect Too Much

I believe the February 11 New Moon represents another step along the way of some form of transformation, which may only reach top gear by around 2025 when Pluto itself enters Aquarius. By then I truly hope that we will be on the way towards creating a peaceful federation of locally based communities within our countries, which can stretch the hand of friendship and cooperation worldwide — now these are true Aquarian values.

This New Moon could be quite interesting and enlightening, therefore, but don’t expect too much. We may have to wait until after February 20 to get some more clarity. Hang on in there.

Copyright Francis 2021

Cordes Lakes, Arizona, USA; February 7, 2011 — UFO Network (Reblog)

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

New York Times Bestsellers February 7, 2021 — Tech & Book Talk at SSCL (Reblog)

Hi everyone, here is the weekly list of New York Times Bestsellers. Each title is followed by a listing of which formats it is available in for check out within the three catalogs: StarCat (Print, Large Print & CD Audiobooks), The Digital Catalog (eBook & Downloadable Audiobook) and the Hoopla Catalog (Hoopla eBook & Hoopla […]

New York Times Bestsellers February 7, 2021 — Tech & Book Talk at SSCL

Buddy Holly – Everyday — PowerPop… An Eclectic Collection of Pop Culture (Reblog)

It’s always an honor to post a Buddy Holly song.  This one was written  written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty. Buddy was a singer, songwriter, producer, and performer. During his short career, Holly was able to merge the sounds of rockabilly, country music, and R&B to help make rock and roll popular. The song was recorded in […]

Buddy Holly – Everyday — PowerPop… An Eclectic Collection of Pop Culture

The FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS – ” Burrito Deluxe ” Intervention Reissues — The Fat Angel Sings (Reblog)

Co-founded by former Byrds members Chris Hillman and Gram Parsons, the Flying Burrito Brothers formed their own massive country-rock family tree: Rick Roberts, the band’s guitarist in the early ’70s, later fronted Firefall; guitarist Bernie Leadon left for the Eagles; and pedal-steel guitarist “Sneaky” Pete Kleinow recorded with just about any pop or rock artist […]

The FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS – ” Burrito Deluxe ” Intervention Reissues — The Fat Angel Sings

BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #413: “CAR WASH”- ROSE ROYCE – JANUARY 29, 1977 — slicethelife (Reblog)

Billboard #1 Hits: #413: “Car Wash”- Rose Royce. January 29, 1977. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. Single: “Car Wash”- Rose Royce Record Company–MCA Genre: Disco- Funk Written by Norman Whitfield Time: 5:06 B-side:”Water” Album- Car Wash: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Grade: B+ Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #9 […]

BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #413: “CAR WASH”- ROSE ROYCE – JANUARY 29, 1977 — slicethelife