Whereas the previous image of the private estate may’ve showcased plants and animals, elements of the natural world, altered by human minds and hands for aesthetic, functional, cultural purposes (ruled by Leo) today we move into the laboratory, at Capricorn 12°, as An Illustrated Lecture On Natural Science Reveals Little-Known Aspects Of Life where we see new processes toward this aim in, well, process. Ruled by the mutable-earth sign of Virgo in a twelve-fold sequence, we see that sign’s rule over alchemy being born out. (It never ceases to amaze me how these symbols seamlessly pick up where the last left off, especially given the fact they were “divined randomly”.) [I am picking up the thread of these Blagues now after days having fallen off my daily writing wagon—wistful, as the last time I wrote these I was rocking on a lovely boat making its way through the Grenadines surrounded by dearest friends…anyway it’s been a difficult reentry] So now we are getting to the nitty gritty of what might constitute our co-creation with god, if not our altering genomes in the process. Indeed the shadow side of the aquisition of knowledge is its exploitation. The fact that research is funded, primarily, by the rich and that it can go hand-in-hand with greed is all too obvious and prevalent.

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