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A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, Georges Seurat, 1884 {{PD}}

A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, Georges Seurat, 1884 {{PD}}

Our thoughts are idealized, and our attention is on the ‘bright spots’ of the past–and if we lived in a vacuum, that would suit these inclinations splendidly. We are thinking a great deal about what perfection looks like, or would be. As it is, though, we may find that either Love or Money matters (whichever is your particular poison) tempts us to go against what we know to be wise, or to venture into territory calling for (or possibly promising to others) skills we don’t possess. The remedies: take note of creative ideas; the inspiration is genuine, though it’s important to accept that we might not be in a place at present to act on those ideas, not least because our idealized version of things will present a number of problems. Don’t do anything you know to be unwise–this needs to be stated only because the obviousness of the sentiment might make us think it’s something to transcend. And when you’re in over your head, acknowledge it and ask for help–it’s the smart thing to do (Venus sesq Pallas, Mercury trine Neptune, Sun trine SN)

Neu Schwanstein, the castle that inspired Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle. Photo by böhringer friedrich Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic

Neu Schwanstein, the castle that inspired Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle. Photo by böhringer friedrich Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic

Today’s word image is Disneyland. Yes, the ‘Magic Kingdom’, mother of all theme parks. How do you feel about the place? Almost everyone has a reaction, whether they’ve ever been there or not. Are you enchanted with the re-imagining of Archetypal figures, angered by the pernicious stereotyping, worn out at the thought of trudging through an artificial world with the family? Do you see it as too tame, or a shame, promoting a worldview that’s so supremely Western and so terribly white? Do you look forward to the chance to enjoy what you enjoyed as a child, and do you identify with any of the characters to be found in Disney products? Your reaction to the idea of Disneyland itself likely corresponds to the way you’re approaching the world, assumptions, judgments, and all. Allow your response to reveal something useful, in terms of real life, and your attitude toward it.

Please see the previous post for info on the New Moon. Enjoy your Tuesday, and U. S., it’s back to work!

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