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You know there's got to be a catch if the place is enchanted. 'The Enchanted Garden of Messer Ansaldo' by MS Stillman 1889 {{PD}} Here's the background for the painting in case you're interested: http://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~chaucer/special/authors/boccaccio/boc-10-5.html

You know there’s got to be a catch if the place is enchanted. ‘The Enchanted Garden of Messer Ansaldo’ by MS Stillman 1889 {{PD}} Here’s the background for the painting in case you’re interested: http://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~chaucer/special/authors/boccaccio/boc-10-5.html

19 April There may be a kind of cognitive dissonance between our perceptions (especially the mentality with which we face things) and what we typically honor or consider sacred. Expediency may trump upholding values, at least at first glance, and we may find ourselves or others obscuring the facts out of a desire not to find out about or deal with anything unpleasant—and worse, even if we’re trying to make contact with the Truth, it may reside in our ‘blind spot’, and so be unfindable. The best course is a prudent one: respect your usual priorities, even if they don’t seem important right now, stick to the facts, speak with clarity and respect for all (especially if you don’t feel it!) and don’t allow yourself to get contentious with your ‘traditional’ adversaries, even if the complaint seems justified or harmless—you won’t gain any ground in the scuffle. (Neptune sesquiquadrate Vesta, Venus quincunx Mars, Mercury opposed Vesta, semi-square Neptune, and parallel Sedna, Sun moves into Taurus and Earth into Scorpio)

Today’s image is a man dressed as a magnificent wizard, his companion walking along in a t-shirt and jeans–but it’s the companion who holds all the magic. This one’s self-explanatory: don’t be fooled by outward appearances–don’t think you know just by looking, or by what someone tells you they are–they have to show it, too.

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