Monday, January 11, 2010
In color healing, violet is the most cleansing of all colors, which is why I snorted and then laughed when I saw this self portrait. Look at my head! Clean as a bell. Wow.
I'm very busy right now re-ordering the Solar System. No really I am. I've been reading about all the recent discoveries, via the big telescopes and probes, that have been made in the last ten years about Brother Sun and his neighborhood. Discoveries? Actually, "revelations" might be a better way to describe what has happened to the way astronomers view the planets and sun. Wow.
Venus, adored as a planet of grace and beauty, has turned out to be, as one astronomer put it, "Earth's evil twin." Sulphurous, toxic and constantly roiling, it is hardly the Goddess of Love we once imagined. What about Mars? Associated with the God of War, it turns out to be a rocky, iron-rich, kind of unremarkable terrestrial planet, hardly the fiery warrior of myth and legend.
Many astronomers (not all) now see the solar system this way: four rocky terrestrial planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars), four ringed giants (two gas giants: Jupiter and Saturn, two ice giants, Uranus and Neptune) and two belts of objects. The asteroid belt contains millions of rocks and larger, dwarf planet-like thingies, plus the "centaurs" - half asteroid, half comet. The Kuiper belt is similar, but bigger. That's where the recently demoted Pluto hangs out. Sedna, one of the recently discovered planets in the Kuiper belt is more than TWICE as far away from the Sun as Pluto. And beyond the Kuiper belt there is the fabulously named Oort cloud where the comets come from and to which they return. Cool, eh? Did you know that Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune have rings? I didn't either!
The Solar System is a lot bigger and more complex than we knew, oh yeah. What I'm thinking is that astrologers need to jump on this new information, reassign planetary associations, rethink our interpretations of the effects of the planets. Initially I thought some of the great astrologers should do it, like Rob Breszny. I wrote him but received no response. Then I realized that I, too, am an astrologer, why not me? I'm not a great astrologer in any way, but I've studied for many years. So I'm working on my own theories about how astrology should shift. Well, why not? Eh? Why not?