What I’m listening to:

Stop the bomb! #netwaves https://podcastaddict.com/episode/137358337 via @PodcastAddict

What I’m reading:

An edition of The Sunny Side (1900)
The sunny side
by A. A. Milne
Pooh and the philosophers
in which it is shown that all of western philosophy is merely a preamble to Winnie-the-Pooh
1st American ed.
by John Tyerman Williams

The year 2022

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

  • Calgary Herald
  • 8 Jan 2022
  • As predicted by Georgia Nicols READ DAILY BETWEEN JAN. 3 AND JAN. 8 FOR THE FULL ASTROLOGICAL FORECAST

“If you have no enemies, you have no character. Taking a stand always creates opposition.” — Paul Newman (Jan. 26, 1925- Sept. 26, 2008)

C’EST MOI

You are independent and freedom-loving. Most of you are rebels who fight for the greatest good for the greatest number. You start unions. You’re passionate about social causes, equality for all and helping the underdog. You’re concerned about ecological issues and challenges that threaten our forests, lakes, rivers and oceans. (You want to save the planet before bedtime.) Your ability to network and deal with groups is superb. You sign petitions and rally others for a cause. You are more futuristic than others because you were born 50 years ahead of your time. You love airplanes, helicopters, rocket science, astronomy and astrology. You might be a technogeek or an inventor. You’re a wonderful, loyal friend.

I REMEMBER …

The early ’90s were eventful because after having given up a lot, you started on a new path. At the turn of the millennium, you moved to better digs. Around 2009, life was a mixed bag. Some support you previously had was reduced, yet Jupiter boosted your confidence. By 2014-2015, you improved your health and your job.

By 2018, you began to let go of people, places and possessions. Increased popularity in 2019 led to some self-scrutiny that took place in 2020 when many of you got in touch with your inner self.

Last year, lucky Jupiter was in your sign, along with Saturn, which was both uplifting and sobering. Once again, you have entered a window when you will reinvent yourself by 2028.

HELLO, 2022.

Good news. When it comes to your job and standing in the community, this year — you will get richer. Therefore, heed the advice of Joe Moore: “A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time to save money is when you have some.”

This increased wealth is timely because Saturn will be in your sign until March 2023. This might make you feel old, regardless of your age. Your joints feel stiff. You might have teeth problems. Saturn in your sign is always a serious time in your life. Last year was the beginning of a big learning curve for you that began your journey of reinventing yourself by 2028-2029. (Like you did in the ’90s.)

Even though you’re earning more money this year, your mindset might be a bit discouraged. (Weird, but true.) You might feel world-weary or very cautious. This is the influence of Saturn, which wants to safeguard everything and never take a chance.

The truth is that when Saturn leaves your sign next year (March 2023), you will feel much younger, more lighthearted and even healthier. And definitely happier.

FRIENDS, LOVERS AND PARTNERS

More than any other sign, you value friendship. You bring interesting characters home for dinner. This year, friendship will be more upbeat because you feel more relaxed. Possibly, because you’re less worried about money. You will be more inclined to pick up the tab. You will socialize more and enjoy vacations and fun getaways with pals.

After July, you will be unusually active. The tempo of your everyday life will accelerate. Because you will identify strongly with your ideas and opinions (and for the rest of the year), you might be argumentative with others. You will want to convince them of your beliefs.

Grab every opportunity to help others and be generous to those who are less fortunate because this will be the true riches that you acquire this year.

MY NEST, MY FAMILY

Because you feel more financially secure, you’ll find it rewarding to be able to pay for courses, sports and vacations, plus perks like food on the table and a roof overhead.

A strong influence that was present last year (and continues this year) is your desire to get rid of what you don’t need. You’ll continue to go through closets, attics, storage spaces doing garage sales and recycling or giving away stuff. Lighten up. Freedom is a feeling you value.

You will be unusually convincing after July and for the rest of the year. This will make you an effective teacher. But resist the temptation to bombard your family with ideas.

MY AQUARIUS MANTRA FOR 2022

“This year I feel richer and I like it.”

A PEEK INTO FUTURE YEARS

You will renovate or redecorate your home in 2023-24. Some will sell and move. Others will rent something different. You might also expand your family.

Around 2025 (give or take a year), take a vacation. This is also a great year to enjoy sports, younger people and the entertainment world. You will derive much joy from your kids.

Around 2026, you will improve your health and your job. Make note of this because if you aren’t happy with your job — get a better one. Close partnerships will thrive in 2027. This is one of the best years in over a decade for your sign to get married. Meanwhile, around 2026-2028, job changes and residential moves are likely. Around 2028 (give or take a year), you might inherit or get the financial and practical support that you need to solidify your home base and make home improvements. Be smart and save some of this money because, by 2029, you want to travel. Perhaps increased travel or further training and education is why your career will shine in 2030?

All hail Aquarius.

MERCURY RETROGRADE IN 2022

Jan. 13 – Feb. 4 (Buffer times: Jan. 9 – Feb. 24)

May 9 – June 3 (Buffer times: May 2 – June 19)

Sept. 9 – Oct. 2 (Buffer times: Sept. 2 – Oct. 17)

LUCKY DAYS FOR AQUARIUS IN 2022

Jan. 13, 14, 15 Feb. 10, 11 March 9, 10 April 5, 6, 7 May 3, 4, 30, 31 June 26, 27, 28 July 23, 24, 25 Aug. 20, 21 Sept. 16, 17, 18 Oct. 14, 15

Nov. 10, 11

Dec. 7, 8

GROWTH

I didn't know that I was being hurt
Until the next day came.
The lack of explanation holding confusion from forming
into teardrops.

Knowing the riddles should turn The Great Gates of Knowledge
into sliding doors with sensors.

Humans are sad creatures.
Sad and lonely.
Sad and lonely.

No frown
While the sword keep swinging
Sharp by Sharp
Polishing the hearing.

And Now the Music and Magic….

I have not been able to find out if Christina Burduja actually wrote the words to “Growth” shown above. I’d like to know.

Nice combination. Here’s more from Mindfoxx:

https://soundcloud.com/mindfoxxmusic/sets/mindfoxx-s-selection

We had one of our relatives downsize a lifetimes worth of reading. We had to sadly let boxes and boxes of books be donated simply for the lack of space in our home. We did take a small sampling of books. I’ve been going through some of them. I’ve updated Openlibrary.org where needed. Here’s what I’ve been reading

You can always improve your productivity.  The reason I like this author is that he does not make a distinction between personal tasks and work tasks. David Allen’s philosophy is that everything should have the same approach. There is also advice on how to feel fine about what you’re NOT doing, something I suffer from.

This is a wonderful book on biology written for the non-scientist or “nature lover”. I found out that this book is on the Internet Archives Wish List. I’m going to donate it if the shipping cost is not too much.

Stephan Leacock was a great humorist for me. I got a laugh from his collected works. By reading this biography, I learned that his humor writing was a sideline of his career. An interesting figure in Canadian history

This storybook was stress relieving. Life in the countryside. Rural farmland once upon a time was in balance with nature and not controlling it. The stories told of wildlife, farm life, housework and social life around the 1930’s of southern Ontario.