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Sunday, October 28, 2012

I Oppose

Daily Draw: Moon Oracle ~ Opposition

The days are drawing shorter in this fall season, and we've added three hours of artificial light out in the chicken coop. It comes on at 5:00 AM and little Peanut is out there crowing like mad. I love to stand at my office window and watch the girls deciding to get up. Like other women, they greet the day differently. Pepper and Smudge are groomers, if there were a mirror they'd be in heaven. Emma and Sara are shrunken humps, waiting for their coffee. Sugar tries to stare down Peanut because he turns around on the roost and crows in her face. Angel takes the side chair and hen watches. Shortly they will all be on the floor having a little nosh.

I'm reminded by Opposition if it isn't too bad we shortly get used to anything. And if it is unspeakable and unthinkable, we soon find a way to divert our mind from that too, a mental by-pass to a place where we can cope.

"But what is all this fear of and opposition to oblivion? What is the matter with the soft darkness, the dreamless sleep?" ~ James Thurber 1894-1961

This week features the 1st edition Moon Oracle, published by Eddision-Sadd 2000 by Caroline Smith and John Astrop. The Moon Oracle has been reissued by McMillian and is available again, all the better for card lovers. 72 cards and 128 page book offer a practical introduction to lunar astrology including moon phases, elements, mansions, and goddesses, plus Moon Tables for pinpointing signs and phases.

1 comment:

  1. Reading your description of the hens and their fellow rising in the morning was better than eating Godiva chocolate. You have a lovely way with words, giving me a window into the wonders of your world.

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