Welcome, ladies and gentlemen. This is Captain Aquarius speaking. Aquarian Airlines flight 4116 welcomes you to Ecstasy of Gold Month in April, 2016. If we’re attuned and lucky on this flight, we may get to see a golden helicopter like this one dropping money for people on the ground who will believe it’s for them.
Hello, and welcome to Aquarian Airlines flight 4116. This is Captain Aquarius, dba Dan Furst, letting you know that the new Universal Festival Calendar for April, 2016 is now online.
It has mythic stories about the banksters’ golden helicopters dropping money like manna from heaven, and goldfinches — like the one who visited Bernie Sanders in mid-speech in Portland Oregon, and this one, held by the Baby Jesus as painted by Luca de Tommé — coming to sing for the purity of our hearts and the truth of our words.
Great mythic paradigms are in play now, even by the standards of the Warrior and the Lover in the month of Aries and Taurus:
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in the race for the White House;
Freedom! Liberation from political corruption and economic control through technologies like Bitcoin; and
Also: my new 10–minute talk about the Black Moon of April 7 is now on YouTube. Brief comments on the lunations of 2016 will continue every two weeks, at the Black or Dark Moon, and the Full Moon, so we can see what chances the planetary dynamics of these Moon events will give us for our evolution into more fully spiritual and communal consciousness.
Also — I’m honored to have been invited to contribute to the Meaning of Life series on Excellence Reporter. An excerpt from my account of the young man who climbs up the mountain to ask the wise old man what life means:
“When the seeker at last finds the holy one, seated on sheepskins at the front of his cave, and asks him for the meaning of life, the old man pauses, nods, and then asks, ‘Did you set out on your own to come here? Or did you tell your family and friends? Did they think you’re crazy? Did you think the same thing maybe halfway up the trail, and wonder how you could imagine doing this? Was it much harder than you expected? Did you see any animals on your way up? Did any of them approach you, call to you, even touch you? Did you hear what the wind said? Was there a message in the rain? Did any plants address you, even by name?’
“The young man does his best to answer all of these. He especially wonders why the old man wants to know more about the dead fox with the wound exposing its entrails, and about the smell of wild thyme at the narrowest pat of the trail. The seeker keeps trying to pull the thread back to the meaning of life, without getting impatient, but to no avail. The old man apparently wants to get to everything but the point, and his new student now has a lot more questions than the one he came with.”
For more, and to explore the rest of Ecstasy of Gold Month in April 2016, please check out the new UFC. What’s The Ecstasy of Gold? It’s Ennio Morricone’s tremendous music for soprano and orchestra that plays near the end of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, as Tuco (Eli Wallach) runs through the cemetery, looking for the grave where all that gold is hidden.
Finally — while I’ll still be doing astrocartography and astrology readings, live and online, here in Colombia, soon in Suriname, later in Mexico in June and July, the main task of the time is my next book, Maps of Power: the Astrocartography of the Great, the Beautiful and the Terrible, due out this summer. Cover design here is by the California artist who likes to call himself The Random Force of Chaos in the Universe. He’s got the tune. When times are chaotic, as they are now –Best to be as passionately creative and loving as we can.
Peace, Patience, Keep Holding That Frequency.
Captain Aquarius, dba Dan Furst