For the alchemist the one primarily in need of redemption is not man, but the deity who us lost and sleeping in matter – Carl Jung
I’m sitting at my kitchen table reading a Rolling
Stone piece on Nikki Minaj. A girl who apparently takes herself so seriously that she can’t make a joke about having a bad trip, but can feature a picture of her ass sticking out of her skirt, wearing a thong and high heeled sneakers on stage.
I think, are these the remodels of today? This is who we are celebrating as an artist? Somewhere along the line being a musical talent got replaced with the ability to be talented at marketing yourself . The art takes second fiddle to the image.
And isn’t that the truth? Our generation has grown up straddling the age of disposable cameras and meeting your friends im town to social media blasting our every move, and the ability to actually communicate becoming a distant memory. We are like regressed permanent pre teens, relying on a simple image to say more than a conversation , even if that image is bullshit.
Of course I’m guilty of it. I mean who doesn’t want to share a moment of triumph or fun with friends. But let’s just say it can get excessive. We all know where the line is drawn and crossed.
But I feel like suddenly , as 2014 passes away shit is going to change. 2014 is the year, that for me, and alot of other people, shit got real. The party ended and suddenly everyone was breaking up,going down, moving out or up, doing too much or too little. Crying and laughing all at the same time. The year brought some of our most significant personal stressors and challenges. All of a sudden the gears switched , the game flipped and shit got really fucking real, real quick. And that means that after we slowly transition out of this chaos and depression, after we sort the truth from the bullshit, the status quo just isn’t going to cut it anymore.
I’m like all of you. Standing at the precipice of something new, something all not quite clear yet. The heartbreak and the pain and the confusion swirling in a dissipating fog somewhere behind us. The morning sun burning up the haze and illuminating the path before us. It’s not quite clear where we are going, but the storm has ended. The lightning is over, the rain has cleared. But we lost the map and are not quite sure of where we are or were we are going. The thing that seperates today from yesterday though is that once you’ve experienced life through the eyes of 2014, a year when for many of us, we were stripped of all the frivolity and brought back to the bare bones of existence , whatever we move forward to is going to have to have be a hell of a lot more in depth and meaningful then how we were living before. Complacency in relationships, apathy at the news, being too tired to find new music, or just turning on the TV aren’t going to make the grade anymore. It just won’t do. The search for deeper meaning has been awakened though hardship and struggle. The idea of turning your head and pretending you don’t see the racial inequality of our country, or the fact that mostly everything we eat has poison in it isn’t going to work. That kind of stoned apathetic mentality of turning a blind eye or a passive shrug isn’t going to to cut it in personal relationships either. We’re not going to be able to deal with vampires who use us and don’t give back in our friendship circles. We’re not going to be able to maintain a status quo with a partner because it’s easy, or convenient or always been there. It just will not work. We as as an entire generation are searching for real feelings, answers, dialogues and new communications. We are striving to re identify ourselves, and re structure the ideas behind what a relationship even is or what friendship even means.
And I know it isn’t soul vampires and Nikki Minaj though. That much is clear.
So let’s make a noise. Get writing some music or blog posts or styling some amazing wardrobes or making films or honing in on what’s really important for your future , and cut through what’s old era. Gone and done. Make a list, find some time. We can do this. Let’s not go down as the generation that was defined by social media. Let’s use it as tool to actually say something. Let’s not be afraid to be vulnerable, to express our real selves. Let’s chip in and get close and not be afraid to give ourselves completely to something or someone. If you don’t take any risks than what’s the point of living? What’s the point of partying when all those personal demons and undead bullshit is just going to be there for your hangover? I say make a move while the gettings good and get a toe hold on your personal shit so we can make bigger, better more dynamic. We can’t move forward as a collective without first facing the personal. Choose your idols wisely, and close your eyes and concentrate on what you really want. Not what you think you want. Now get to work xo
Idk idk idk idk idk
How your love slipped away
How your eyes get so grey
How I met you I just don’t know
Where we’re going it’s hard to show
Idk idk idk idk idk idk
How your love came to me
Who I am or who I’ll be
The decisions we make in life
Can start or stop our strife
Idk baby baby baby idk
How your love slipped away
How your eyes get so grey
I’m so tired please take me home
I’m so tired of being alone
Idk baby baby baby idk
It’s therapy for u and me
It’s therapy what u said to me
I’m so sorry I can’t be here
I’m so sorry I’m never near
Idk idk idk idk idk
Don’t know your name
Just know your face
Don’t know your name just know this place
And it has driven me so far
I feel just like a burnt out star
Idk idk idk idk idk baby , idk
Hey there! If your reading this, your probably wondering what the fuck is going on right now? Is anyone else’s life falling apart? why am I coming up against difficult circumstances, sudden life altering changes, intense mood swings, breakups, or even massive inspiration?
Uh…because Uranus and Pluto are about to be square.
So what the hell does that mean? or I don’t believe in astrology, it’s a bunch of bullshit.
Well guess what buddy….
ya do now………..
To summarize the Uranus Pluto Square you have to look at the two main planets, Uranus and Pluto. They are making an exact aspect to each other in the form of a square. Ok you with me? This aspect is happening again on Decmeber 15th as it happened once in April, and 5 times before that starting in 2012…
To understand how this stuff is reflected in our personal lives, think back to 2012…..how was your life different pre- 2012 and how is it different now? Think about what changed. Who or what isn’t relevant to you anymore? What did you discover about yourself and other people? Where have you moved and what have you moved on from? You can thank Pluto and Uranus, in part, for some of these changes.
So this is the same astro that kicked off the political and social unrest of 1960’s. January 7th, 1966 to be exact is when Uranus and Pluto first squared. This was the peak of the Vietnam War and the beginning of LSD and rock and roll and feminism. It also was the year where sit in’s for racial equality bubbled over into protests of all kinds, for all reasons. You think we’re having protests over racial in equality again for no reason? Oh no baby its happening again full throttle and for a reason. And its all under the guidance of Uranus Pluto.
So what does this all mean? Should you hide under a rock until March 17 when the last aspect is exact? You could but you’d be missing out on an expansive opportunity for massive change and growth in your life.
Uranus square Pluto is urging you to make huge leaps forward in your own personal evolution. Uranus is a planet that demands radical changes and a integrates a sense of rebellion and enlightenment. Pluto is bringing to the equation intense psychological transformation, destruction and regeneration. These two put together, squaring off are creating an energy that will destroy flimsy relationships and faulty life structures like a tornado demolishes an old rickety barn. This is all for a higher purpose, a greater good, so that you can grow, and regenerate yourself and your life into something better and more enlightened than what you are in now. That breakup? It’s probably happening because your not supposed to be with that person anymore. It’s not going to serve your higher self, it’s old era and it needs to be let go of. Loss of job? Same thing. Anything that isn’t sparklingly relevant to you in the post 2012 personal era, you are probably going to have say goodbye too., whether you like it or not. Your level of attachment denotes just how hard this change will be. Will you give in to the forces steering your life in a better direction or will you hold on for dear life to what you know in your heart is dead and gone?
These kinds of violent and outrageous, unplanned upsets are happening to open a literal cosmic door for you to walk through to make your life better. So you can align with this revolutionary once in a lifetime astro or not. Up to you. But if you stay stuck, and refuse to let go and move on from what you clearly know you need to move on from, you will lose out on a lot of significant and helpful energy that can reshape your future life.
This is intense energy. This Monday it peaks, so I’m sure it won’t be “business as usual” for a lot of people out there this weekend. Stay focused on what you know you want, and how you picture yourself in the future. What truly makes you happy? What does your heart want and not your head? What or who do you need to let go of? The harder it is, the more beneficial it will be in the long run.
Not a good time for “getting in a relationship” dating, gambling, getting back together with your ex just to “see how it goes”, major travel plans that involve intricate details,
It is a good time, for individuation, learning about yourself, breaking up with someone who’s making you feel negative or hurt, starting a new job in a career you love, taking risks on yourself, positive re invention, occult and esoteric research, studies and practice (for self development not for manipulations of situations or ppl. NEVER, for that please people enough with the sex magick spells and black magick shit.
For me this whole things is about letting go of things I can’t change, accepting major changes and to handle my life like its a business. Being emotional has gotten me nowhere. I need to learn how to handle my social/love life like I handle myself at work. Strictly business. Pragmatic thinking vs. emotionally based thinking. Bottoms lines, and black and white. Theres no grey area anymore. It either works or it doesn’t. It either makes me happy or it doesn’t. It’s either going to produce a bottom line or it’s not.
Thoughts? How are YOU dealing with the astro?
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Singer Blue Lu Barker was born, raised, and buried in New Orleans; her funeral even turned into a popular video broadcast spotlighting the town’s jazz funeral traditions. Like many early Louisiana performing artists, claims to her paralyzing influence over the entire country’s jazz and blues scenes tend to be made with great regularity. Thus the tale of Blue Lu Barker is one in which jazz critics on one side of the fence comment on her limited vocal range, while others come up with quotes such as this one, attributed to legendary jazz vocalist Billie Holiday: “Blue Lu Barker was my biggest influence.” In both the ’30s and ’40s she was one of the more popular blues performers, often appearing alongside artists such as Cab Calloway and Jelly Roll Morton. Sometimes it was her husband, musician Danny Barker, who opened the doors to musical groups such as Sidney Bechet‘s, but no bandleader ever tossed her offstage when she clambered up for a vocal, especially once she started cutting hit records. Barker’s most famous recordings were done in 1938. “Don’t You Feel My Leg” was a well-crafted song that seemed to encourage promiscuity and restraint simultaneously, always a good thing for the music business. The song got a second round of popularity in the ’80s courtesy of Maria Muldaur. The early Barker material features her husband on banjo and guitar and the couple would continue performing together until his death. Her career continued after that, all the way up to a last recording taped live in 1998 at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. That’s unless the video of her funeral is counted, as her presence is majestic enough to almost be considered a performance. Players who are still alive and jamming at this event include the majestic Big Al Carson on tuba.
Barker was born Louisa Dupont Barker and her father ran a grocery store and pool hall, cashing in big time during prohibition with a stock of bootleg liquor. At 13, she left school and married Barker. In 1930 the couple moved to New York, hooking up a variety of performing situations including the contact with Morton. At the 1938 Vocalion session during which she cut her first vocals, the producer checked her out and came up with the Blue Lu Barker stage name. The couple were contracted to Decca in the ’30s and the Apollo label the following decade, joining a roster at the latter label that included rhythm & blues and jazz greats such as Wynonie Harris, Dinah Washington, and Luis Russell. One of the couple’s Apollo sessions even featured a jam with the mighty Charlie Parker. Blue Lu Barker was inducted into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame in 1997, one year before she died. ~ Bio Courtesy of Eugene Chadbourne at Pandora.com
Alot of people have been asking me what my blog name/social media alias means: Sorora Mystica literally translates to Mystical Sister, and she is the sole assistant to the Alchemist. She brings the balancing force of feminine and masculine principles in the physical and psychic work of the Alchemical process. She is the assistant to the chemical work and the mirror for which the Alchemist reflects. She is a vehicle for transference and the key to the Alchemists individuation.
I want to go home but I don’t know where that is anymore.