Archive for August, 2011

Ancient Cave Art

Monday, August 1st, 2011

A couple of weeks ago I watched in awe as I viewed the new documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams by Werner Herzog.  This movie features 32,000 year old cave art found in the cave of Chauvet-Pont’d Arc in France.

What has fascinated archeologists and movie viewers alike is the realistic styling of the ancient artists.  While some are still life, others are seen to depict motion.  As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words!  See for yourself on this short clip from UTube.  You won’t be disappointed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0ieVPUFpIw&feature=related

 

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Hummingbird Totem

Monday, August 1st, 2011

I love sitting on my porch in the morning before the days heat sets in and communing with my garden and all the creatures who frequent it.  I particularly enjoy watching the hummingbirds forage my flowers for nectar with their little bodies darting around and hovering while they drink their fill.  As long as I’m still they don’t seem to mind me sitting and watching them.

The Hummingbird represents the sense of wonder and awe and show us how to sing out our joy as we go through our daily activities.  Like most flower visitors hummingbirds have a symbiotic relationship with their hosts, as many flowers would not be here if it were not for their friendly pollinators. The hummingbird can help you find the sweetness in any life situation.  However, if this totem has entered your life, you may want to check your sugar intake.

It’s multi-colored iridescent body is associated with  rainbows and the Fairy Realm.  Take a hint from your hummingbird totem and learn how to play and not take things too seriously.

August 2011 Astrological Update

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Mercury Retrograde is here again for three weeks from August 2nd to August 26th.  Remember this is a time to finish up old projects and do inner work.  Watch out for communication mix-ups.

With Mars moving into Cancer for six weeks, look forward to an emphasis on the home, family and emotions.  The first week of August Neptune retrogrades back into Aquarius until 2012, and this brings us gently out of our spirituality, and focuses us back onto the influences of the computer world on humanity and society as a whole.

With the Full Moon on August 13th, opposing Venus while trining  Saturn, lookout for a conflict between your desire for over-indugence in sweets and material goods, and your common sense that guards against such things.  Emotions run high with this Venus position, while Saturn gives you a sense of responsibility in carrying out obligations and the know how of strengthening your endeavors by building on  foundations already in place.

This month the New Moon falls on August 28th at
15 degrees Virgo. This is a good time to begin new projects such as exercise regimens, organizing your closets, doing some inner work, or volunteering for a community project. With the new moon conjunct Mercury at 18 degrees Virgo, and Venus 10 degrees Virgo, you can add to the above suggestions with new ideas of redecorating your home and working on your emotional issues.

 

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