Since 1947 the Doomsday Clock has served as a symbolic representation of the likelihood of a man-made global catastrophe. For the last two years it remained at two minutes to midnight, the highest since 1953-59 and the height of the Cold War. Is humanity really once again on the brink of armageddon or is there a more rational explanation for this shocking doomsaying?
What does it mean that something is relative? "It's all relative" is something we say when the truth of something depends upon the context to which it is applied. For example, while one person might love wearing the knitted socks he got for his birthday, another person might, given those same socks, line the cat bed with them. So the statement that "knitted red socks make fabulous gifts" would be relative. Or as another example, someone working a minimum wage job might be thrilled and over the moon with a $1 raise. However, a CEO of a big bank would be left incredulous, laughing in the face of his board members.
This will be a rather ambitious 600 words, but I am definitely up for the challenge. I want to briefly outline some of the key factors that I feel are an essential part of moving ahead in a sustainable, harmonious way as a loving and creative human society.
When I was very young, a neighbor lady told me a Mexican fable, which asserted that a gossip can do what the devil cannot. The pointed significance of the story was that in a time and place of more simplistic thinking, where jealousy and envy might play a part, an old woman with a wagging tongue could do more damage than the devil himself. Such a person was said to have ‘the tongue of the devil’.
When the planet that rules love, beauty and money just so happens to reverse it's spin every eighteen months, you could expect things to get messy on the love front, especially with this retrograde taking place in the dark, mysterious and moody Scorpio. And while it's a notorious time for turbulence in the romantic aspects of everyone's lives, it's also a time of reflection, of self discovery and figuring out what it is you truly want, that is, if you're able to keep your blinders on and trudge through the turbulent waters of this retrograde that started on October 5th and will continue until October 31st. Here's what this retrograde means for your sign and what you should do to make it through!
On October 5, Venus will station retrograde at 10 degrees Scorpio before traveling back to 25 degrees Libra on November 16. Here's what it means for your sign.
Have you ever wondered if there is a greater system at work on a universal scale? Or if we are going to get so advanced that we will create our own little simulation experiments? Me, neither. However, I have wondered about the scale of the universe, our behaviors, who we are as humans, and what we create and leave behind. If we think about it, 20-30 years ago we had games that were simple code, as simple as two rectangular blocks hitting a circle back and forth until one of them missed. In other words, the one and only Pong. But today, we have such advanced games that can outperform movies, books, or other games, games like Grand Theft Auto, where you play in a massive world filled with humans, cars, buildings, and things to do. YOU are in control of the antagonist, and everything else is built for YOUR entertainment. When you are on street A, street B or C don't necessarily exist, and if it does, it is much simpler than street A. Street A may have more NPCs (Non Playable Characters) that move around and talk, or it can have more cars or mini-events taking place. These will not happen on street B unless you are presently there. But what if we created a world that didn't do that, where everyone went on to live their lives regardless of what the antagonist (or you) did? And when we are not playing the game, the main characters do their own thing, live their own little lives, believe in their own ideas, morals, and set of beliefs. Would that still be a video game? Or would it be more of a simulation?
The late astronomer and world renowned astrophysicist Carl Sagan once said, "For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."
Nothing. That is all there was, yet what it was couldn’t quite be defined as nothing. Black, then a kaleidoscope of colorful geometric patterns playing tricks behind the eyelids as if they were living portraits from the creative mind of a mathematician. A duality of individual kaleidoscopic folds of geometry—one for each eye experienced simultaneously.
We're all in this world, this sphere or maybe flat surface. It's filled with life and beautiful little-articulated objects naturally growing around us. These complex yet simple looking constructs provide the means of life to us on a silver platter. The very sad truth is we destroy that beauty provided to us to progress and better ourselves, so we think. Across the street, there's this wonderland of colors and textures blooming every year on repeat, living a crazy circle of life. Amidst this circus of adrenaline in the wonderland, there's constant glistening brought upon by the beams of light fathomed from the sky. Flourishing on repeat, demonstrating the real value of growth with no remorse for the repercussions awaiting in a different life in the future. Sun kissed in the warmth, and mellowed in the freezing cold; it never self destructs.
Do you ever have one of those days where you feel insignificant? That's basically my whole life. I wish that I could go to sleep and explore the vastness of space; but that's what we have movies and the entertainment industry for, exploring where most of us cannot venture.