The Journey of 1000 miles

29 10 2016





Samsung, Apple and Sony and the non-replaceable battery scam

8 02 2016

The great deception is that after buying a beautiful tablet and smartphone, and after using them only for a few months I noticed that the charge on the battery was lost considerably. In 8 hours I lost 6 percent on standby at the beginning, after two months I lost 10 percent in the same time. I then realised that the smartphone and tablet both are unopenable and to replace the shitty battery is not possible. In 24 months when the makers of my phone and tablet release their brand new products, #8 or #9 or #3 or whatever edition it is, do they expect me to throw my old phone and tablet in the garbage? I paid about $300 and $600 for my phone and tablet. I bought beautiful cases for them and take extreme care over them so as not to scratch them or damage them in any way. I expected to keep them for the next ten years in mint condition with the option of selling them, if indeed I wanted to update to the latest version.

Samsung, Apple and Sony are in the planned obsolescence game together. All tablet and smartphone makers are. When Neptune in Pisces made a square to natal Uranus, I realised the deception going on with regard to new technology. As with all deceptions and thefts, there is a moment of great joy that you bought something on the cutting edge, followed by a very painful realisation that actually the guy you bought it off switched phones just before you handed him the money and in fact when you walked away you were carrying a fake, just a piece of glass wrapped in cardboard and you may as well throw it in the river now. As for your hard earned cash, that guy is in another country, you can’t get your money back now.

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As the graph demonstrates, after 250 charges, if you charge once a day that is 250 days, lithium ion batteries lose between 15-30% capacity. In 500 days instead of lasting 8 hours, the charge will only hold for 4 hours. After 1000 days what is the result? No-one has talked about that. But it is true that in the old days, replaceable AA 1.2 volt rechargeable lithium batteries would have to themselves be replaced after 1000 charges because they became useless at holding energy.

I like reading using my tablet, and playing games, I use my smartphone for music while commuting, for reading while bored at work. The energy drains fast. It is not that I can’t afford to buy the latest version, I can and I want to. I just don’t like being tricked. Samsung, Apple, Sony and possibly their other competitors are perfectly capable of utilizing standardized replaceable batteries in their mobile techonolgies. They have calculated, very cynically and colluded together in order to trick the consumer into wasting his money. Additionally, what about the unnecessary cost to the environment in extra plastic, glass and valuable metals being wasted unecessarily?

I have read thousands of comments in reviews about these products indicating a fury over the changes between the S5 and the S6 and S7 about non-replaceable batteries. But the truth is that all mobile products whether cameras, tablets, laptops or smartphones should be obligated by law to give the consumer and the environment value for money rather than short-changing us and the planet. These companies should be held personally responsible for climate change crimes, and for theft. What am I supposed to do when my S6 holds only 2 hours charge in the space of 24 months? The hell am I buying another faulty product from Samsung. I will find a product that fulfils my criteria for value for money. Dear Samsung, Apple, Sony. If you rip me off, I will not buy your products and what’s more I will talk about it to other consumers so that they boycott you too. Some other competitive manufacturer will come along and will give me the product that I want. I guarentee that.

Don’t forget the golden rule: “The customer is always king”.

 

 





Whole Sign Houses (A Return to Classical Principles)

23 12 2014

hellenistic-astrology-07It was not until I read some classical Hellenic texts that I started to understand classical astrology and its underpinnings. This is a personal post where I’d like to explain in a general way, why I re-discovered the in my opinion now “true” system of astrology which in actual fact makes no differentiation between “houses” and “signs”.

When I used to use Equal house system or another system like Placidus or countless others which have arisen during the Medieval period, I came across in my readings references to classical writers which seemed to confuse the word “house” with “sign”. I would read, something like “the house of Scorpio”, or “if the house on the Ascendant is Aries” and I would wonder why these ancient references were mistranslated or misrepresented.

Something never quite agreed with me though, while using “modern” which really is medieval astrological theory. The idea that a house is “in a sign” or in two signs which is the normal case. For example your 1st house is part Scorpio and part Sagittarius, so in theory your body is part short and part tall, you are part obsessive and part freedom loving. No. This didn’t make sense to me though there is plenty of room for contradiction in the human soul. An object can be half painted red and half painted black, this underlies the theory and allows for the astrologer to accept it. But one which I believe to be a sullying or muddling of hierarchical classical purity.

However, going back, through these texts, I didn’t find that houses were separate entities from signs. I didn’t see signs as colours and houses as the actual objects to use that analogy. I found that the sign rising was in fact the house rising. I found that with Ascendant in Virgo I was Virgo rising, never mind that it was in the last decan and that libra was supposedly also in my “1st house”. My first house was itself Virgo, I was a Virgin, not part Virgin part married, one or the other.

The discovery of how I realised that the classical astrology based on whole sign houses made perfect sense, is not important. What is important in this piece is that I relate to you how I see this system as more sensible than any of the other systems which have come later. Questions still remain in my mind about last degree Ascendants or last degree planets, but intuition seems to lead me to the answers for these questions which I will address before finishing this piece.

To illustrate the simplicity of the whole sign system, I pick a well-known chart of someone whose fame unlike pop stars or minor politicians will last for centuries to come. Mahatma Gandhi’s chart is Libra rising with Sun placed a number of degrees before the Ascendant. ASC at about 26 Libra, and Sun at about 9 degrees Libra. To the medievalist or modernist who may use placidus or equal houses or any other which separates “house” as distinct from “sign”, Gandhi has Sun firmly placed in the 12th house. Sun signifies authority, and power, and ubiquitous fame. There are obviously other reasons why the man became who he was, yet this is just one example to demonstrate the reasonableness behind whole house system. Gandhi has Libra rising, and Libra Sun, this means he is a double Libra. On the horizon in his nativity, is Sun in Libra, shortly after Sunrise. Why should the one work against the other? No, they don’t. Sun in Libra does not undermine Libra rising, it reinforces it giving it power and authority. Gandhi’s fame and authority will live on through centuries not just as a man who founded the most populous democracy, but as a man of peace (Libra) whose quotes and pictures are ubiquitous, and whose influence is everywhere. The fact is a 12th house Sun would signify a person disgraced, imprisoned, and who suffers either infamy or being hidden away from the public eye. In whole houses Gandhi has a 1st house Sun in Libra, and he is known world over as a man of peace.

In contrast you take two recent politicians who have 12th house Sun (whole house) GW Bush and Tony Blair, these men had power through other means, Bush through Pluto & Mercury rising, and Blair through Mars rising, yet these men, though famous and possibly popular in their election years, are in fact only a few short years later branded fairly widespread as men who “made mistakes” one is popularly referred to as a war mongerer, and the other is branded a liar. Their deeds are known as mistakes, and their motivations are criticised for being selfish, though success is attributed to other areas of their charts, in whole house their Suns are both 12th house and though they are free men, and successful men, their fame is mixed nevertheless with infamy, with rather massive mistakes, with duplicity, lies, and secret deals.

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These examples give an introduction to the reasoning behind whole houses. Yet they are not the business area. The system is based on the idea that the actual constellation on the Eastern horizon is the first house, and any planet in that sign is in the first house. It’s too simple isn’t it. It is that simple. Hellenic Astrology uses trigon lords which are the triplicity lords as well as the house rulers. In Gandhi’s chart 1st ruler is Venus, and lord of his Sun is also Venus. The condition of Venus is important, but what is of more importance in this system is that ASC and Sun act as one unified whole, Venus essentially taking the decisions for both.

In Whole Sign system, the 1st house may be partly below the horizon or partly above, it may be almost completely below or almost completely above. Another question which bugged me before was “why does Sun below the horizon mean strength and Sun just having risen mean bad news and weakness?” Sunrise is surely the beautiful moment which you can watch and feel a sense of awe and happiness at the birth of a new day. The Sun having just risen is a beautiful moment when it is in the same sign which is on the distant horizon, when a different sign begins to dominate the horizon this is when the Sun no longer is in the same house, and thus enters the 12th, because you have two distinct energies which are different signs which are semi-sextile and of different triplicities.

“House” and “Sign” are one. There is no difference. The first house is the sign which is rising on the Ascendant, the Eastern horizon. The second house is the sign which follows, so the system is truly simple. The Midheaven is an important point but the tenth house is the tenth sign from the Ascendant, the sign which is 90 degrees anticlockwise.

When observing transits whole sign houses make perfect sense. A planet changing signs changes its energy completely, it therefore makes sense that this changing planet coming under the disposition of another planet or into its own domicile may be considered to be in the domain of the planet which rules that house and therefore it is in that same house. Say Pisces is on the Descendant in a chart, yet although Neptune is two decans below the horizon, once Neptune has entered Pisces, the energy of Neptune is aligned with the energy of the Descendant, it comes under the trigon lord Mars and the domicile of Jupiter, or if you are so inclined Neptune is its own house. The chart then denotes Neptune figures being allowed in through the door by the lord of the 7th Jupiter, and therefore Neptune is welcomed fully into the 7th house, the wife in this example may be a buoyant Jupiter type, yet she has Neptune in her domain, in her house, making her take on some of the Neptune characteristics, namely artistic rendering of reality.

Tight applying aspects are of importance, these aspects describe events and facts, successes and failures. Yet, under the Hellenic theory, which underpins whole sign houses, it’s possible to observe that, the greater influence is brought about through the energy of the signs involved, so that any planet being placed in Libra is really working on the same level as any other planet in Libra, since they are in the same house and concerned with the same problems in love.

Planets which are close to the Sun yet in another sign are not said to be combust. The reason for this is that the Sun is dominant over the energy of the sign it’s in, with the extent of its orb of about 15 degrees. A Libra Sun will dominate the house it is in, though Venus may hold the key, she must do as Sun insists mitigated only by her essential strength or weakness, If another planet happens to be combust in Libra, then Venus controls that planet through Sun’s authority, yet if that planet slips into Scorpio, then it comes under the protection of Mars, and therefore out of Sun’s influence. Being in the next sign is synonymous with going next door, going into the next “house”.

If a house happens to be empty, how does anything get done? Of course the analogy may be the same as in medieval interpretation, the house has a lord which does the business of that house in another house. The classical whole system houses that I present here confront the medievalist (modernist) with a rather embarrassing question: “If Virgo rises yet Libra is also in the 1st house, which is the lord of this house? Mercury, or Venus?” Obviously only one person can be in charge. The career of a person is one thing at a time, unless that person has Gemini in the 10th, yet it is still just one planet, Mercury which is conducting the affairs of that 10th house. Mercury conducts the affairs on behalf of the Gemini 10th house, and anything that transits Gemini visits the house of Mercury, and any aspects to Mercury natally or by transit will support the house which Mercury rules, the house of Gemini, which happens to be the 10th sign in that example.





Whole Sign Houses (A Return to Classical Principles)

23 12 2014

hellenistic-astrology-07It was not until I read some classical Hellenic texts that I started to understand classical astrology and its underpinnings. This is a personal post where I’d like to explain in a general way, why I re-discovered the in my opinion now “true” system of astrology which in actual fact makes no differentiation between “houses” and “signs”.

When I used to use Equal house system or another system like Placidus or countless others which have arisen during the Medieval period, I came across in my readings references to classical writers which seemed to confuse the word “house” with “sign”. I would read, something like “the house of Scorpio”, or “if the house on the Ascendant is Aries” and I would wonder why these ancient references were mistranslated or misrepresented.

Something never quite agreed with me though, while using “modern” which really is medieval astrological theory. The idea that a house is “in a sign” or in two signs which is the normal case. For example your 1st house is part Scorpio and part Sagittarius, so in theory your body is part short and part tall, you are part obsessive and part freedom loving. No. This didn’t make sense to me though there is plenty of room for contradiction in the human soul. An object can be half painted red and half painted black, this underlies the theory and allows for the astrologer to accept it. But one which I believe to be a sullying or muddling of hierarchical classical purity.

However, going back, through these texts, I didn’t find that houses were separate entities from signs. I didn’t see signs as colours and houses as the actual objects to use that analogy. I found that the sign rising was in fact the house rising. I found that with Ascendant in Virgo I was Virgo rising, never mind that it was in the last decan and that libra was supposedly also in my “1st house”. My first house was itself Virgo, I was a Virgin, not part Virgin part married, one or the other.

The discovery of how I realised that the classical astrology based on whole sign houses made perfect sense, is not important. What is important in this piece is that I relate to you how I see this system as more sensible than any of the other systems which have come later. Questions still remain in my mind about last degree Ascendants or last degree planets, but intuition seems to lead me to the answers for these questions which I will address before finishing this piece.

To illustrate the simplicity of the whole sign system, I pick a well-known chart of someone whose fame unlike pop stars or minor politicians will last for centuries to come. Mahatma Gandhi’s chart is Libra rising with Sun placed a number of degrees before the Ascendant. ASC at about 26 Libra, and Sun at about 9 degrees Libra. To the medievalist or modernist who may use placidus or equal houses or any other which separates “house” as distinct from “sign”, Gandhi has Sun firmly placed in the 12th house. Sun signifies authority, and power, and ubiquitous fame. There are obviously other reasons why the man became who he was, yet this is just one example to demonstrate the reasonableness behind whole house system. Gandhi has Libra rising, and Libra Sun, this means he is a double Libra. On the horizon in his nativity, is Sun in Libra, shortly after Sunrise. Why should the one work against the other? No, they don’t. Sun in Libra does not undermine Libra rising, it reinforces it giving it power and authority. Gandhi’s fame and authority will live on through centuries not just as a man who founded the most populous democracy, but as a man of peace (Libra) whose quotes and pictures are ubiquitous, and whose influence is everywhere. The fact is a 12th house Sun would signify a person disgraced, imprisoned, and who suffers either infamy or being hidden away from the public eye. In whole houses Gandhi has a 1st house Sun in Libra, and he is known world over as a man of peace.

In contrast you take two recent politicians who have 12th house Sun (whole house) GW Bush and Tony Blair, these men had power through other means, Bush through Pluto & Mercury rising, and Blair through Mars rising, yet these men, though famous and possibly popular in their election years, are in fact only a few short years later branded fairly widespread as men who “made mistakes” one is popularly referred to as a war mongerer, and the other is branded a liar. Their deeds are known as mistakes, and their motivations are criticised for being selfish, though success is attributed to other areas of their charts, in whole house their Suns are both 12th house and though they are free men, and successful men, their fame is mixed nevertheless with infamy, with rather massive mistakes, with duplicity, lies, and secret deals.

atlasprometheus

These examples give an introduction to the reasoning behind whole houses. Yet they are not the business area. The system is based on the idea that the actual constellation on the Eastern horizon is the first house, and any planet in that sign is in the first house. It’s too simple isn’t it. It is that simple. Hellenic Astrology uses trigon lords which are the triplicity lords as well as the house rulers. In Gandhi’s chart 1st ruler is Venus, and lord of his Sun is also Venus. The condition of Venus is important, but what is of more importance in this system is that ASC and Sun act as one unified whole, Venus essentially taking the decisions for both.

In Whole Sign system, the 1st house may be partly below the horizon or partly above, it may be almost completely below or almost completely above. Another question which bugged me before was “why does Sun below the horizon mean strength and Sun just having risen mean bad news and weakness?” Sunrise is surely the beautiful moment which you can watch and feel a sense of awe and happiness at the birth of a new day. The Sun having just risen is a beautiful moment when it is in the same sign which is on the distant horizon, when a different sign begins to dominate the horizon this is when the Sun no longer is in the same house, and thus enters the 12th, because you have two distinct energies which are different signs which are semi-sextile and of different triplicities.

“House” and “Sign” are one. There is no difference. The first house is the sign which is rising on the Ascendant, the Eastern horizon. The second house is the sign which follows, so the system is truly simple. The Midheaven is an important point but the tenth house is the tenth sign from the Ascendant, the sign which is 90 degrees anticlockwise.

When observing transits whole sign houses make perfect sense. A planet changing signs changes its energy completely, it therefore makes sense that this changing planet coming under the disposition of another planet or into its own domicile may be considered to be in the domain of the planet which rules that house and therefore it is in that same house. Say Pisces is on the Descendant in a chart, yet although Neptune is two decans below the horizon, once Neptune has entered Pisces, the energy of Neptune is aligned with the energy of the Descendant, it comes under the trigon lord Mars and the domicile of Jupiter, or if you are so inclined Neptune is its own house. The chart then denotes Neptune figures being allowed in through the door by the lord of the 7th Jupiter, and therefore Neptune is welcomed fully into the 7th house, the wife in this example may be a buoyant Jupiter type, yet she has Neptune in her domain, in her house, making her take on some of the Neptune characteristics, namely artistic rendering of reality.

Tight applying aspects are of importance, these aspects describe events and facts, successes and failures. Yet, under the Hellenic theory, which underpins whole sign houses, it’s possible to observe that, the greater influence is brought about through the energy of the signs involved, so that any planet being placed in Libra is really working on the same level as any other planet in Libra, since they are in the same house and concerned with the same problems in love.

Planets which are close to the Sun yet in another sign are not said to be combust. The reason for this is that the Sun is dominant over the energy of the sign it’s in, with the extent of its orb of about 15 degrees. A Libra Sun will dominate the house it is in, though Venus may hold the key, she must do as Sun insists mitigated only by her essential strength or weakness, If another planet happens to be combust in Libra, then Venus controls that planet through Sun’s authority, yet if that planet slips into Scorpio, then it comes under the protection of Mars, and therefore out of Sun’s influence. Being in the next sign is synonymous with going next door, going into the next “house”.

If a house happens to be empty, how does anything get done? Of course the analogy may be the same as in medieval interpretation, the house has a lord which does the business of that house in another house. The classical whole system houses that I present here confront the medievalist (modernist) with a rather embarrassing question: “If Virgo rises yet Libra is also in the 1st house, which is the lord of this house? Mercury, or Venus?” Obviously only one person can be in charge. The career of a person is one thing at a time, unless that person has Gemini in the 10th, yet it is still just one planet, Mercury which is conducting the affairs of that 10th house. Mercury conducts the affairs on behalf of the Gemini 10th house, and anything that transits Gemini visits the house of Mercury, and any aspects to Mercury natally or by transit will support the house which Mercury rules, the house of Gemini, which happens to be the 10th sign in that example.





Chart Readings

10 02 2014

I’ve created a facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002879119593

So if anyone wants to send me charts via message or posting it public, then that’s fine.

 

 





SQUARES: Esoteric Meaning

28 09 2013

This is something I’ve thought about before, but it never occured to me to put pen to paper, because it was such a simple realisation. The truth is often far simpler and far less complicated than I had ever imagined, so much so that I actually put it asside, in my search for something a “bit more” satisfying. This introduction may seem obtuse but it is only so in order to prepare the reader for a concept which appears so appallingly simple, it can be shrugged off, yet which may permit him or her to see the world completely afresh. The meat is here, I will not expand it beyond the initial idea, nor fluff it up with extra words beyond this introduction.

The square is “hard”. Hard things in life result in pain, and suffering, argument, strife, problems, difficulties. When two planets are in a square, they are said to be at war. Squares are actually part of the grand cross which includes the 180 degrees opposition and the midpoints between the squares are 45 degree octagon or (semi square).

When acting on impulse, and when acting according to animal nature (as humans are biological) one planet must fight against another and defeat it or be defeated. This may be physical or psychological. The Mars in a square allowed to act according to animal nature will always kill, and always be violent, and always rape. Only look at a nature program, to see  this in action. Mars or Saturn in Lions and snakes are the same two planets in humans.

What makes us different from animals? Humans are able to take a square and decide not to act on animal impulse. What’s required in such an act? Sacrifice. Plain and simple, the square makes up with four other squares the grand cross. The Cross is a symbol of human sacrifice. It is as simple as a choice between the Beast (act on animal nature) and the lamb (sacrifice), the essential meaning in the book of Revelation. A second point on this “esoteric explanation” is that of Christ’s birthchart, which is an angular GRAND CROSS. Do not forget Christ had a choice to when Satan said that “all of the world could be yours”, but he chose the path of sacrifice. So when confronted with a cross, square, opposition there is always a choice, you can fight, or you can sacrifice.Image

Why sacrifice? Christ’s sacrifice has lived on throughout two thousand years of history, it was no fluke. While those who acted according to animal (beastial) nature, their effects were detrimental to themselves and to others, why? because they did not sacrifice for God, which is essentially the number one esoteric thing to remember.

How to sacrifice properly? As stated above, anyone can observe his or her personal squares and life difficulties. If you have a Mars square you will get angry and want to fight or shout, or put other people down (kill), proper sacrifice is learning to control these thoughts of anger, and follow Jesus’s teaching, (when someone asks you to walk a mile, walk the next mile also).

Remember, the Lamb (sacrifice), will always be victorious over the beast (no sacrifice). The Book of Revelation may be seen in these terms. Sacrifice which is down with the self interest doesn’t work either, it is only total sacrifice and subjugation to God which counts. Praying for yourself or your family is not sacrifice. Praying to God as worship, as subjugation of the animal nature to spirit, this is sacrifice.

Fasting, prayer, giving change to the poor, meditating, taking unfair criticism, and not reacting to injustice: these are all little ways to sacrifice. You don’t have to die like Christ, or like a martyr. Following the ten commandments (or the eightfold path, or any form of abstinance), is another path to sacrifice. Reading the bible, will obviously further explain how it all works. My words are just a finger pointing to a greater teacher, from someone who is on the path and knows the direction, and admittedly is not “there” yet.Acrostic Cross Take-Up-Your-Cross-480x400 followme





Personal Notes during a Saturn Return

17 09 2013

I’m beginning to take the long view of things in this life. My desire is to move from observing the minute and the changing to the eternal and unmoving. (North Node in the 9th house). Yet I find that the more minutae I observe, the more my sense of the eternal is realised. I read more books about individual characters, individual events, happenings, and occurences, yet I find that when I put the book down, those petty details stay less and less with me and a bigger picture of continuation even with the death of characters, begins to give me a sense of the eternal, a sense that all details and life events are not pressient, not life-determining.

I realise that money is not a goal for me, but that my happiness is tied up with all of the twelve houses equally. I realise that going travelling an doing “tourism” is not a goal for me either, Travel’s purpose is tied up with knowing God, or with a job, or with creating feelings with someone. I ask myself the question: “Why do I want money? Why do I want to be married to that girl? Why do I want to live in a certain place or do a certain job?” The answers are no longer “because they give me pleasure or make my life easy.” The answers I am looking for are, whether or not these details are decreed by God more and more with each day.

Another tough realisation which I’ve had over the past years is that I don’t need to be going anywhere. To just do my job that I have is enough for me. To know that it’s not really necessary to do anything more, is the best thing that anyone can know. Observing nature, I see that the flowers do nothing, the rain also does nothing once it has fallen, mountains and rivers do nothing, except ebb downwards, and though animals chase each other, lion after impala, they are still not doing anything, not really.

It is only man/woman, who runs around without knowing what he/she is doing. Without knowing why. I have often looked at a chart and wondered about its potential, about the “oak in the acorn”, yet to look at it the other way around now seems more fruitful.

It is possible that I do not need to achieve anything anymore. I’ve observed that billionaires sometimes fall, because they have a need which they will never be able to satisfy. Neither take action, nor be inactive.

I’ve come to the conclusion that ancient people may have been happier, in the same way that the flower, the lion and the impala are obviously happier than the tragedy of humanity. Clearly action is better than pre-meditated action, though it may bring on an early death.

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I can see clearly now,  that, even though I’ve got myself some financial security, (a flat and a job) to actually start to take part in the system of consumerism would only further enslave me and diminish my happiness and freedom. Do I need a car? No. If I get married and my wife needs a car, or needs to buy luxuries, she can buy them with her money.

I see that the human hive is vast and complex and that I am lucky in order to be allowed chances to learn chances to discover real knowledge. Many people are trapped without sight of the opening which could lead them above ground and out of the mole’s tunnel in which we are all born into.

Life above ground is bright, when you know that you don’t need to do anything. The majoritty of God’s commands involved not wanting something. Interesting then, that capitalism constantly has to persuade people to want something. Why do yogurt adverts involve attractive skinny women smiling, with a background of light and fluffy clouds which resemble some heavenly place? Because yogurt is a luxury, as are ALL things which are advertised on TV. If we actually needed them, they wouldn’t be advertised. People lived for thousands of years without toilet paper or deoderant, and now that we have these things we know that they are the primary causes of global warming.

So finally, individual death is what frightens me. I need a certain level of comfort in my life in order to ward off disease and death, money for amenities, luxuries even, so that I may have time to ruminate on life, in order to discover knowledge, I must first be able to have the freedom from fear of death, or disease or discomfort. Yet, and yet. I also realise that I will never really be free. I will always be a part of society, capitalism, needs, destruction of nature, which makes me like the rest of humanity, just another dirty flower of civilisation. Kill civilisation! Some people are doing that, or trying to, yet, I am still on the side of comfort and permanence. Though you may secretly root for destruction, you know deep down that your little flat and job, soap in the bathroom and air-con, is what generations have been striving for, you know it’s wrong, but you will also die before willingy giving it up.

I don’t need to, or have to do anything. The main thing I have  learnt has to be that to think that I actually have the power to change my life is an illusion, and the greatest illusion. Lions don’t strategise about hunting. The weakest animal in the herd falls behind, and that’s the one that they catch and eat. They chase, they don’t train daily, with suplements, and vitamins, lions don’t read about the possible benefits of vegetarianism, or that too much meat can be one of the possible causes of early cancer. Likewise impalas, don’t contemplate what they might do to put the predators off the chase,  they simply run.

Yet, Mercury has some power in my chart and therefore I am condemned to think about possible options. But, I am keen to move from the particular, to the general. I know I am still caught up in details, inescapable details. I know at least where I want to be, and how I want to think and see the world. I know the destination, even though I know I am not there yet.

Do I need to move house, move country, change jobs, change people, food, scenery in order to attain it? Not of my own accord. However, I know that the objective has been set, the goal defined, and now all these details ought to take care of themselves.

Finally, if I was there, this piece would not have been witten.