4/10/2023 Monday Day of The Moon
8:48 AM Hour of Saturn cusping towards Jupiter
Waxing Gibbous Moon
I’ve been all over the place mentally and in terms of my creative output recently. I hope you are well?
Yesterday had been cloudy and overcast and Florida cold with a continuous misting attempt at rain, today The Sun has risen and the morning is clear and cloudless and cool, soft breezes rustling the trees. The humidity feels low against my skin although the weather reports say there is a chance of rain in the afternoon but then this is Florida and for much of the year there is always a chance of rain in the afternoon… we shall see. I woke up early today feeling the aches of age combined with the congestion that comes from slowly weaning myself from cigarettes. The alarm was set for 8am, I found myself awake sometime around 6. I drank some iced green tea and scrolled through Tiktok debating the pro and cons of passing back out, but opted to hydrate and enjoy some quiet time for myself before beginning my day.
Accepting that going back to bed was not happening today, I brewed coffee and spent some time at my computer reviewing a few of the many News related websites I have bookmarked, mostly reviewing headlines and exploring a few articles and videos hear and there. Over the years I have tried to become more careful about my relationship with the news cycle. For much the same reasons as I am trying to be more careful in my regular explorations with social media; it is important to be conscious and careful in curating the information we absorb.
There is SO much going on in the world, and with the advent of the 24 hour News Cycle we are subjected to a virtual firehose of information and opinion. These are then filtered through various algorithms and lenses of bias and intention depending on the source of our information. On social media one will often see various creators talking about ‘taking some time off’ and needing to ‘protect my peace;. I am reminded of that famous cartoon with the 2 people talking to one another where one is saying something along the lines of, “My desire to remain informed is at odds with my desire to maintain my sanity.” This is why being conscious and careful in ones mental diet is so important. I believe that this, tied to a healthy level of skepticism and a comfort and familiarity with proper research techniques, is an essential 21st Century skill.
In other news, I finally posted the Sigils post I had promised… although it was nowhere near what I thought it was going to be when I promised it. I am realizing I am going through something of an evolution in the content I wish to create, and am dwelling with and examining that WHILE striving to keep creating.
For now though, I need to sip a little more coffee and water, get some bills and personal business resolved, eat something, and get ready for work…
Bliss & Blessed Be,
Today’s Articles of Interest
Orlando paper epically takes down Ron DeSantis for his obsession with punishing Disney
DeSantis: I’ll Kill Reedy Creek deal, consider hotel tax, tolls for Disney World
(Note: not the same article as mentioned in the previous story)
In Fox-Dominion defamation trial, jury to weigh executives’ role
Editorial: Trans people are under attack. What are Pagans going to do about it?
Morning Bid: Have payrolls resurrected the ‘soft landing’?
Unemployment fell to 3.5% under Biden. For how much longer?
Republicans slam Ronna McDaniel over abortion remarks
Texas man convicted of killing protester at 2020 BLM rally could be pardoned
Trump’s Manhattan indictment and the consequences of white-collar crime