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The Fool

Posted on August 2, 2016 at 12:20 AM

I bought myself a necklace for my birthday. I saw a picture of it at the shop and decided that if it was still there on my birthday, I would buy it.


 

It’s a handcrafted piece done by a local artist who has put tarot cards on a pendant. Since I first learned the tarot, the Fool has been one of my favorite cards. But I got special insight into WHY this weekend.

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Some of My Gold: The Beliefs Underneath

Posted on January 8, 2016 at 1:30 AM

 

For me personally, I would LOVE to state a label for my Personal Belief System. But practically speaking that would be impossible - and ridiculous - as it is unique to me. In my individualism, I am most like a humanist.


 

 

 

However, just 7 years ago I had a completely differenent religious belief system that I could name and adhere to... I was on top of the world and navigating it as best I could. Then I star...

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Why Identify What You Believe?

Posted on January 8, 2016 at 12:40 AM

It may seem to some to be futile mind-numbing work to examine the fundamental story that lies behind most of our individual behavior and thought.  And don't get me wrong.  It IS a lot of work.  It's hard to face some of the basic, simplistic questions and answers that we wrestled with at a time in our lives when we were very dependent on others for our survival.  


Most of us have compromised on what we truly wanted because of a real or perceived...

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PBS = Personal Belief System

Posted on December 17, 2015 at 6:05 PM

What about you? How would you identify your Personal Belief System, PBS. This one I’m going to capitalize – not because it belongs to a collective. I believe we are each a sovereign representative of the collective. So each Personal Belief System that is held, is intrinsic to the one holding it. I believe a healthy PBS will be one that is still growing, one that is willing to be challenged and perhaps even change.


 

I also believe that t...

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Belief Systems and belief systems

Posted on December 17, 2015 at 12:20 AM

The following definition of belief system is from http://www.science20.com/gerhard_adam/science_faith_and_belief_systems-82211


“Belief systems are the stories we tell ourselves to define our personal sense of "reality". Every human being has a belief system that they utilize, and it is through this mechanism that we individually, "make sense" of the world around us.”


 

I had a thoug...

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The Purpose of Belief Systems

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 12:55 AM

There are as many belief systems in the world as there are people. A belief system is that idea in your brain that you have created or co-created that tells you how life works. It attempts to answer those three universal questions discussed in philosophy classes: Who AM I? What am I here FOR? Where am I going? Also known as: Identity, Purpose, Destiny


Many people have found that they either inherit and adhere to a belief system or find a new one or strike ou...

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Aspects: Full Moon

Posted on December 12, 2015 at 11:55 PM

Phases of the Moon part 5

Full Moon = Opposition


When two planets are 180 degrees away from each other, the aspect is called an opposition. In the case of the Moon opposing the Sun, we see a full moon.


The symbol for an opposition looks like this:

Obviously it clearly shows the two planets facing off across the Zodiac with a line drawn be...

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Aspects: Gibbous Moon

Posted on December 12, 2015 at 11:40 PM

Phases of the Moon part 4


Gibbous Moon = Trine


Only two more phases of the moon left to illustrate two more of the major aspects used by astrologers, Gibbous and Full.

(Reminder: An aspect is a word astrologers use when two planets are within a certain number of degrees of each other. We’ll use the familiar phenomenon of the moon passing through its phases to illustrate the aspects that astrologers study between all of ...

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Aspects: Half Moon

Posted on December 12, 2015 at 12:10 AM

Phases of the Moon  part 3


Half Moon = Square


In everyday life, we see the moon’s phases throughout a month.  We’ll use the familiar phenomenon of the moon passing through its phases to illustrate the aspects that astrologers study between all of the planets.


An aspect is a word astrologers use when two planets are within a certain number of degrees of each other. The aspect itsel...

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Aspects: Crescent Moon

Posted on December 11, 2015 at 12:25 AM

Phases of the Moon part 2


Crescent Moon = Sextile


An aspect is a word astrologers use when two planets are within a certain number of degrees of each other. The aspect itself has it's own kind of symbol showing how many degrees are between the two planets. This connection between two planets within the circle of a chart helps show how the energies symbolized by the planets interact.


When two planets are at ...

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