Saturday, November 28, 2009
I would like to thank my family and friends who surrounded me
with good wishes, love and laughter on my Birthday")
Born November 24, I am a Sagittarius-known as the element
Fire. My mother says she could see from her hospital bed
the sky ablaze the night I entered the world. ( Bury plywood
plant burnt down on this evening.)
BIRTHDAYS hold special significance in our lives. Where ever
a birthday falls on the calender, the date marks the start of each
individuals "New Year."
The new day itself is a beginning mixed with magical energy to
start new projects, make big moves and receive support and
recognition because everyone is naturally attune to your Sun
In the year long rhythm there are two "down" times. The month
before your birthday when you could be depressed and depleted,
and then six months from your birthday when you feel at odds
The critical points come about three months to the day after
your birthday. Six months to the day after that and nine
months to the day after that. We begin a new personal year
three months later when the sun will return to the exact point
in the sky when each person was born.
If you become attune to your natural personal year rhythms,
you may be able to understand your emotions and actions to
harmonize your life.
Lucky days to be born upon include the first day of the month,
year or a cycle of the moon.
To cry on your birthday you will cry every day of the coming
Lighting candles on a birthday cake, usually one for each year
is derived from ancient Greek custom. The traditional lighting
of candles on a birthday cake symbolizes good luck and health
for the coming year. If the candles are blown out with a single
breath while making a wish will surely come true if refuse to
divulge the wish.
MERRY MEET, MERRY PART, TILL MERRY MEET AGAIN")
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
November 24 Charles Darwin controversial Orgin of Species published 1859
The evolution theory states we are what and where we are as the result of "natural selection," the "selecting" done by an animal force that began with o one-cell protozoan, gradually over million of years evolving to the statue of human.
In the year 1831 a crowd gathered around an English port for a glimpse of the large
sea vessel called the H.M.S. Beagle. With the sails wide open, up high a sailor stands in the crow's nest acting like a lookout for things to come. The course is set for South America and the surrounding Pacific Islands. A young man, Carles Robert Darwin, is aboard working as the ship's naturalist. He is observing plant and animal life in their natural environment. The scientific voyage sailed for five years and young Darwin collected data wherever the ship was put ashore. Charles successfully kept exceptional track of all the samples containing all his observations. returning to England he began to evaluate the information he gathered.
While reviewing his research he became very interested in his finding on the Glapagos, an island located in the eastern pacific. On this rather limited geographic area he found it didn't possess a large number of different animal species. Yet a variety of the ones inhabiting the island, 13 different finches and several more tortoise. His studies took over 20 years before his theory of evolution by natural selection was to take form. This theory would make him famous, a show case for the explanation of how we evolved.
A summarization of Charles Darwin's careful examination:
1. No two organisms of whatever kind, whether animal or plant, natural or domesticated, turn out to be exactly alike. The difference in the inborn characteristics of individual organism, termed variations, are to be taken as a law of nature. Every living thing is unique.
2. Plants and animals produce more offspring than can be provided for. There exist
natural checks to compensate for the overproduction of all living forms and to keep
their numbers with in reasonable bounds.
3. The most effective natural check upon overpopulation is the competion of organisms
for space and food-the struggle for existence. Every living thing goes through trails and tribulations to survive.
4. In the course of this constant competition those organisms possessing variations
that make them especially well adapted to the conditions under which they live have a
decided advantage. The struggle for existence results in the survival of the fittest.
5. The better-adapted organisms that manage to survive transmit the traits that
contributed to their survival to their offspring. Your children are a product of you.
6. The inheritance of traits with high survival values furthers the process of natural selection and may in time give rise to a new species.
We are part of the laws of nature.
MERRY MEET, MERRY PART, TILL WE MERRY MEET AGAIN")
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Circle Sanctuary provides Counseling help for Pagans stressed by the Fort Hood Tragedy A team of Pagan spiritual counselors has been formed by Circle Sanctuary to provide free telephone counseling support this month for Pagans, Wiccans, Druids, Heathens, Pantheists, and other Nature religion practitioners distressed by the shootings at Fort Hood in Texas this past Thursday.
Fort Hood is the largest US military installation in the nation. On Thursday afternoon, November 5, an Army psychiatrist stationed at Fort Hood went on a shooting rampage, killing 13 and wounding 30 at the base. This tragedy has shaken and stressed those at Fort Hood and in neighboring areas as well as across the country and at US military installations around the world.
More than 150 Pagans of many paths live in and around Fort Hood. Many are part of the Fort Hood Open Circle, which is sponsored by the Sacred Well Congregation. Some are connected with other groups, and some are solitary practitioners. Circle Sanctuary formed this Pagan counseling support team as part of its services to Wiccans, Druids, and other Pagans in the US Military.
This special response team consists of sixteen Pagan leaders from across the nation who are among those doing various forms of Pagan ministry through Circle Sanctuary. The team is collaborating with other Pagan leaders in the Fort Hood area in providing help.
Circle Sanctuary is offering free Pagan oriented counseling by telephone to supplement grief counseling resources at Fort Hood. Circle Sanctuary's Fort Hood Tragedy response counseling services are for Pagans in and around Fort Hood as well as for Pagans at other US military installations and elsewhere who have been adversely impacted by the Fort Hood shootings.
The counseling work being offered is specific to distress resulting from the Fort Hood shootings and will be offered throughout the month on November.
NEED HELP? CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your name, email address, phone number(s) and best days & times to call, and a brief description of how the Fort Hood shootings have stressed you. Information you share will be kept confidential by those assisting you.
TELL OTHERS: please post this notice to blogs, websites, e-lists, elsewhere to help get the word out to those in need of this support.