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    As Above, So Below (How the Stars Became Our Hearts)

    Everything, Everywhere, For all Time     A fool thinks he knows everything. A wise man knows he knows nothing. But… what is everything? Well. We don’t know much as a species. Our whole existence is a grab bag of unanswerable questions and paradoxes. Like the Fermi paradox, which is the absence of obvious evidence for alien life, despite the clear logical prediction that they should be there. Religion and science have struggled to understand everything, both as individual pieces and as an all inclusive collective. Throughout all time of collective human history, the closer we get to the answer, the further away it seems to be. Religion, and science,…

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    As Above, So Below (How the Stars Became Our Hearts)

      In the Beginning…   The Big Bang itself may be up for debate, but what’s not, is what the universe was made up of in her early moments. In those early moments, the universe was pure energy. According to CERN, The European Organization for Nuclear research, it took the universe (then made of pure energy) about 380,000 years to condense into the first elementary particles, quarks and gluons. Quarks we’re the very first building blocks of matter. The gluons containing the strong nuclear force that holds them together. These atoms were mainly hydrogen and helium, the simplest and most abundant elements in the universe. These atoms formed huge clouds,…

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    Book Review – Navigating the Financial Universe: Prospering and Preparing for Challenges Ahead by Christeen H. Skinner

    Book Review Navigating the Financial Universe Prospering and Preparing for Challenges Ahead by Christeen H. Skinner 221 Pages     Financial astrologer Christeen H. Skinner’s 2004 book, The Financial Universe, set out the relationships between stock, bond and other financial markets and planetary events and cycles through 2020. In that book, she alerted readers to the 2008 Great Recession based on astrological events. In her newest book published in 2019, Navigating the Financial Universe – Prospering and Preparing for the Challenges Ahead, she describes the extraordinary astrology between 2018 and the early 2030s, and leads readers through what look to be tumultuous financial times ahead. Skinner uses the “navigation” metaphor…

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    Pandemic: A Ceremony from the Universe

    (art by Aman Dalal)   What if the universe is trying to get us to slow down? To stop producing. To stay home and let the earth breathe a little without all the extra pollution we cause daily. To take a step back and realize how we really impact earth and one another. That we aren’t as significant or in control as we think we are. A virus can come through and wipe us all out but earth will still be here. We are all connected. Just like we can spread a disease, we can also spread love, kindness and positivity. Use this time for reflection of your contribution and…