Today is Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
Hebrew date is 16 Tishrei 5778
Islamic date is 15 Muharram 1439
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 12 Ok
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.10
Julian Day is 2458033
Today’s Birthdays: Richard Dedekind (1831-1916), Le Corbusier (1887-1965), Carole Lombard (1908-1942), Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977), Shana Alexander (1925-2005), Julius L. Chambers (1936-2013), Paul Popham (1941-1987), Dan Christensen (1942-2007), Millie Small (1946), Thomas McClary (1949), Kevin Cronin (1951), Bill Buford (1954), David Hidalgo (1954), Elisabeth Shue (1963), Ioan Gruffudd (1973), Olivia Thirlby (1986).
“With the people, for the people, by the people — I crack up when I hear it. I say, with the handful, for the handful, by the handful, because that’s what really happens.”
— Fannie Lou Hamer
The Next Battle in a War on the People
Here is feast of solitude
A fiddler grim and tall
Plays to dancing kings and wives
Assembled in the hall
Dear Friend and Reader:
Once again, we’re being confronted with a mass casualty incident involving firearms. This is on the heels of every other kind of disaster, or the threat of one, in rapid sequence since the Aug. 21 eclipse. By now every American has heard the story: someone set up a position on the 32nd floor of a resort hotel in Las Vegas, and opened fire on a country music festival across the street. According to the police, and press reports, there were more than 500 casualties, including 59 dead.
Remember that nearly all of us are experiencing this through the internet, and at the same time, few are considering the impact of the internet on events and our perception of them. The internet influences the speed that the news travels, as well as its impact. The internet also means that videos of the crime and the crime scene were available almost instantly.
Straight away, as always happens these days, the “false flag” theories have come up: that is, ideas about how actual events fail to match up with the official story that’s being repeated with absolute unanimity by all media from Fox to The New York Times to MSNBC to Democracy Now!
They are all taking different positions on the gun issue itself, and perhaps asking different questions, though the core narrative is remarkably consistent no matter what the position of the outlet: a lone shooter, with no known motive, did this all by himself. (To be fair, Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC had one guest for about five minutes Monday night, who was present at the scene and who described his perception of multiple shooters.)
For anyone spreading fear, Las Vegas was the perfect setting for such an incident: it’s one of the unofficial capitals of the United States. Almost everyone has been there, and even if you hate the place you love the place. Everyone can relate. It’s pure Americana, as is country music. Between the internet and Las Vegas, it’s easy to write yourself into the story.
Ultimately, the idea of any false flag theory is that the government did it. There are many plausible versions of this. But we don’t need any theory or potential false flag operation to see that: this is about the true flag, the stars and stripes of the United States government. Our government allows, and encourages, people to possess weapons of war, where those weapons are used routinely on the people.
Moon Phase: Moon is in Full phase and enters Disseminating (waning gibbous) phase on Oct. 8-9 at 8:27 pm PDT / 11:27 pm EDT (03:26:43 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Libra on Oct. 19 at 12:12 pm PDT / 3:12 pm EDT (19:11:58 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Taurus on Nov. 2-3 at 2:46 am PDT / 5:46 am EDT (09:46:02 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Aries and enters Taurus today at 4:56 pm PDT / 7:56 pm EDT (23:55:49 UTC).
Sun Degree: 14-15 Libra.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Taurus at 4:56 pm PDT / 7:56 pm EDT (23:55:49 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Vesta square Chariklo at 12:16 pm PDT / 3:16 pm EDT (19:16:07 UTC).
— Cyllarus square Eris at 12:16 pm PDT / 3:16 pm (19:16:17 UTC).
— Venus opposite Borasisi at 3:14 pm PDT / 6:14 pm EDT (22:14:19 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Oct. 6
(The Day of the Good Life) | Libra Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Expect the unexpected, which means that making rigid plans will not serve you. However, if you hang loose, and have a general sense of your goals, you will both discover and invent many new ways of living. As a balance to that, you must select as friends those who respect boundaries, which is another way of saying respect your time and your feelings.
Written in the Planets
With yesterday’s Aries Full Moon behind you, hopefully you’re noticing greater ease in your relationships. This evening, the Moon enters Taurus — offering a more grounded, deliberate undercurrent. Given that Venus (ruler of Taurus) and Mars are both warming up a square to Saturn in Sagittarius, the influence of the Taurus Moon could be helpful. Proceed with careful deliberation in all tasks, and use tangible evidence as your reference points. Squares to Saturn can undermine one’s self-confidence, but they don’t have to get away with it. Your accomplishments are real, and your loved ones are just as human as you are.
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— Ginger Aarons