Here comes my favorite time of year!!!
Excellent write up on Dangerous Minds about an interesting artist, Jaco Putker.
“BOYS AND GIRLS COME OUT TO PLAY: THE STRANGE, SURREAL, AND PHANTASMAGORICAL WORLD OF JACO PUTKER
Putker has won several awards for his highly distinctive artworks which have been exhibited across the world from Tokyo to Chicago, China to Britain. He claims he has no one influence on his work but cites an abiding interest in “Nature and in how nature works, in its perfection and self-reliance and its power of rejuvenation and destruction. In how it has a profound effect on not just me, but on virtually every human being.”
I’m interested in the Hermetic Principles of Correspondence (formulated in the axiom ‘As Above, So Below’; the correlation between macro and micro cosmos) and of Vibration (which states that all is in constant motion. Both in a visually perceivable manner as on a (sub)atomic level. Every part of nature is connected to any other part of nature. These seem to be the parameters within which my work takes place. But within these parameters, I try not to think too much about my work. Defining it sort of kills it for me. In hindsight, I see a development and recurring themes and elements. And it strikes me that I seem to be saying the same thing over and over, regardless of style, medium or technique.
A selection of f Jaco Putker’s prints are available to buy here and more of his work can be found here.”
This week is the dark of the Moon. We spiritually “gestate”, as we turn towards the New Moon in Leo + Solar Eclipse on Monday at 11:25am Pacific. This is SUCH a roiling, wild ride. Mars (aggression, battles) and the North Node (the future) are closely escorting the Sun through the last degrees of Leo towards it’s eclipse. Emotions are running high as you can tell by watching five minutes of news. We are fighting for the future we want in our personal lives AND for our country. This eclipse runs across the US, and the degree of 28 Leo symbolizes an embattled leader. Check out Austin Coppock’s post for more info on society at large.
Personally, we don’t have to buy into the tension. This is the black of the Moon, and it’s a week of rest. That’s the best way to prepare for the fireworks on Monday – just rest, detach from stressful situations and allow your mind to wander. Mercury retrograding through Virgo asks us to review our goals and re-prioritize our lives. The best use of your energy this week is to do some research, take on tasks you’ve been avoiding, tie up loose ends and get organized. Try to sit with what life is bringing you right now, and what it reflects regarding your evolution. Begin things anew after Monday.
We are experiencing a wonderful astrological portrait right now. The planet Venus (Love) is exalted and moving Direct in her happiest place – Pisces. On top of the that we are in the orb of the New Moon in Taurus yesterday (the sign of Love, commitment and Spring). We are four days from Beltane, which is the sexiest of the pagan holidays (May 1st). The world is harmonious: Art, Love, design, pleasure, appreciation of beauty are highlighted.
So get out there and enjoy yourself!
Sorry I can’t write more right now, but I’m taking this astro opportunity to build love charms and necklaces from peach moonstone and pink tourmaline. They will soon be for sale so watch this space 🙂
All the Best and Much Love,
“Silent in space forgotten among the stars early awakened to grace our heavenly hopes, she who is a planet as star a burning beginning a mental held sphere, that now has billions of hearts to adorn and adore,
but what is the future to those who care not, who seek to be just compost, the bloody war forgot, what of the animal, plants and the trees, what of the ones who wanted not war but peace to see…
greed killed the future, and replaced it in a plastic coffin so all could die and choke on the forgotten..build as we will and reach as we might, humanity of her is what we should fight for and fight fight fight,
so call her gaia, some call her mother earth, but until we can exist on another world…. we own nothing but dirt… so serve your mistress and mother alike, because in the end time doesn’t stop, nor will it rewind……”
” We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde, October 16, 1854.