Tag Archives: Midheaven

Manchester, We Mourn With You – May 22, 2017

“Music,” it’s said, “soothes the savage beast.” And if some 20000 who attended the nearly packed Manchester Arena last night in the United Kingdom had been able to tell you after the show was over, perhaps all but one of them might have believed that old, misquoted adage. As I write, the toll is at 22

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Who Needs the Soaps?

I used to think the drama of a few daily soaps on TV made real life carry a bit less of the “wow!” factor. That’s what got me hooked on two soaps several years ago–and they still catch my attention in particular when I’m home. It doesn’t really matter if a month of soap opera

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The Man and The Maths: Srinivasa Ramanujan

Last week, quite by accident, I came across a movie I might not have even bothered to watch. But who can resist Dev Patel especially when you haven’t yet seen “Lion,” another flick I’ve been hoping to see soon? Filmed in India and the UK, the scenery alone was marvelous. Patel plays the role divinely all the

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The World Tapestry: Orlando Massacre – Terror and the World Family, Part 3 of 3

Part 1 Part 2  Out of the depths I called unto you, come Your return shall rekindle the spark in my eyes Neither done nor forsaken the touch of your hand To the sound of your laughter shall glow here again Out of the depths I called unto you, come ‘neath a moon that shines

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The World Tapestry: Orlando Massacre – Terror and the World Family, Part 2 of 3

Repeating the chart from Part 1 in use now as we move into Part 2: I also debated about calling the semisextile between 9th house Saturn and 10th house Pluto an aspect. To be sure, most of the time I’d balk and vehemently resist calling this a semisextile with its 4°22′ orb. But the midpoint of this

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The World Tapestry: Orlando Massacre – Terror and the World Family, Part 1 of 3

June 12: As I start to write what will obviously be another large article and probably a series, the American flag flying over all public buildings including military facilities, naval vessels, the White House, and consulates has been lowered to half-staff in memory of the 50 who died in the wee hours this morning in

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The World Tapestry – Throwback to Pakistan’s 2010 Solar Return, Part 2

Part 1 April 30, 2016: Additional thoughts on the chart then–and now. Nicholas Campion in his Book of World Horoscopes, pages 230-232, quotes Salman Rushdie from Step Across the Line (London: Vintage 2003, p. 429). “Citing an uncle who was ASDC to Field Marshall Claude Auchinlech, Rushdie wrote: “‘Midnight 13-14 August 1947: the partition of the

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The World Tapestry – Throwback to Pakistan’s 2010 Solar Return

While this will appear to be somewhat disjointed–and perhaps it is–this article needs a bit of a prelude to explain what happened in the months between the August 2010 Independence Day celebrations for both India and Pakistan and when I finally posted the Pakistan 2010 Solar Return in late February 2011 even though I’d posted

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Heartbreak in Kerala: A Tale of Undecaquartisextiles, Part 2

As I prepared to return to the article with this section, I found my thoughts returning to India and what makes it so alive, vibrating through my every pore. Although one friend there wondered whether I might have some Desi blood because of my having experienced no culture shock and just in case you’re wondering

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India – Don’t Blame Shiva For The Tragedy In Kolkata

Update! As of Monday, April 4, the following news headline came to my attention: Kolkata flyover collapse: Four more arrested. The article begins, “Kolkata: The city police on Monday arrested four more people in connection with the city’s flyover collapse case that claimed 26 lives, taking the total number of arrests to eight.” I can’t even

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