Aquarius 14° (February 2)

Groundhog Day but for real this time—meaning everyday has been the same since this pandemic struck and, let’s face it, it’s not going to end any time soon. So I have to make the most of this reality and put all my effort into writing. I was exploring the notion of myrrh and myrtles, both of which figure into the landscape of the Taurus estate, it turns out. Myrtle is a flower sacred to Aphrodite and it rhymes with girdle, which the goddess wore around her waist, making her irresistible. In the bible, Esther is originally called Hadassah, Hadass being the Hebrew word for Myrtle. There is much to do today and I really have to get on it the next two days actually are really pivotal in my estimation. I was thinking now she isn’t a *********** but feels like one he doesn’t know he is then there’s a terrible one. Also have the whole hathor angle to explore. That has happened today is that I have to get completely off book with this particular chapter even if I have to go late . Overweight I’m speaking from the perspective that this is today but this is yesterday. On this day I will make some major inroads but nothing really spectacular will happen. By the same token a lot is getting done in other parts of our brand . I’m very excited about our collaboration with P town company. Also getting my brain around the news feed on the website. Feeling optimistic and for some reason not as freaked out by the farmer folk face. It’s as if he really has no power here and that’s the way we’re going to keep it. I’ve saved a lot of what I want to save and put in to boxes so now I can be pretty much brutal about the rest of it. Going to let the optimism of this time lift me up somewhat. It seems so strange to me that Democrats would have gotten rid of someone like Al Franken Woodley Republican Party won’t curatives a kook like that ******* nameless whatsamacallit. anyway we will have a lovely lunch uhv this frittata of egg onion smoke salmon and herbs served with a lovely salad of baby leaf lettuce; and for dinner I’m going to make a Golden beet risotto with time and tarragon. 

All About Eve isn’t the only retelling of the Hera/Io-Evil Queen/Snow White myth to be set upon a stage, which (Taurus) William Shakespeare characterized as “all the world.” In John Cassavetes film Opening Night the main character Myrtle Gordon is haunted by a young fan, Nancy, who is struck down by an automobile while seeking her autograph, inspiring a mental breakdown treated with emotionally wrenching scenes, one involving, you guessed it…mirrors! The name Myrtle is that of the fragrant flower sacred to Aphrodite/Venus, while Gordon derives from the Scottish, meaning “great fortress” and/or, from the Irish, as “beloved”—any which way, right on brand for Taurus! In reading the Taurus man chapter of this book, you would see that his main archetypes are the flower gods and, chiefly, Adonis, whose mother Myrrha was punished by Aphrodite for not worshipping her (i.e. not expressing sexual desire) such that the goddess cursed Myrrha with lust for her own father, whom she secretly seduced in the dark, only to be discovered and threatened with death by his sword. She fled for nine months before the gods, taking pity, turned her into the myrrh tree, Adonis being born of a mother in a literally vegetative state. Aphrodite mothers Adonis (with help from Persephone, queen of the underworld, foreshadowing death) but ultimately, in a karmic turn, develops a burning lust for the boy, taking him as a lover, before his tragic, sacrificial demise and “resurrection” as the anemone flower. Before we unpack all this, there is a biblical correlation: Queen Esther (aster), so called, was originally named Haddasah, the Hebrew word for myrtle, the flowers of which form the shape of a star—she disguised her Jewish identity while being prepped as a candidate to wed the king of Persia, which she did; and in the year-long preparation to meet him, she was purified daily with myrrh, which was typically used for embalming (the Magi offering it as a gift to the baby Jesus is also a foreshadowing of his sacrificial death).

The following blocks of text are exceprts from my first year of  Blagues, nos. 1536-1540. I am reading through all of my Blagues, five per day, and posting some samples here. Now, in my sixth year of writing this Blague, by the time I get to my seventh, I will have journeyed through all the daily Blagues of my first five years. If that’s confusing I apologize. Year seven, I’ll only have to read through year six, once a day.

Not going to post past Blagues again but just to remind myself this is where we spent last couple of days in Myddleton Square before flying to Corfu where our bags did not meet us.

To view the original Sabian Symbol themed 2015 Cosmic Blague corresponding to this day: Flashback! The degree point of the Sabian Symbol may at times be one degree higher than the one listed here. The Blague portrays the starting degree of for this day ( 0°,  for instance), as I typically post in the morning, while the Sabian number corresponds to the end point (1°) of that same 0°-1° period. There are 360  degrees spread over 365/6 days per year—so they nearly, but not exactly, correlate.

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