The Keurig, the Chemex, and Dietary Gnosticism, Alchemy of food

Everything is interconnected. I read this blog and loved the authoress’s take on it. Food is always a psychological, emotional and alchemical process literally as well as  physical necessity.

On the subject of coffee which we down quite a lot of in my household. We do not use Keurigs or any other pre-fab food. Keurigs make mountains of eco-waste and instant convenience usually means environmental and psychological dystopia.  We use French press coffee. Only organic coffee.

We cook everything from scratch in my household. We threw out the toxic microwave years ago. They have been banded in Japan and Sweden for over ten years. It is slower yes. My daughter complains there is never anything to eat quickly which is true. It is so much more wholesome healthier and satisfying to cook everything from scratch. Ok we are just starting to get into making bread. My husband makes incredible pizzas from scratch.. it is slower yes. but much more rewarding. I like the alchemy of cooking

The Salt

Picture There’s no way that anyone could be that happy while drinking instant coffee.

Over this past holiday season, I found myself in the coffee-machine sections of several retailers, in search of an espresso maker to give my mom. None of these stores had what I was looking for, instead, their shelves were well-stocked with assorted variations of Keurigs, Nespressos, and the accompanying accessories.

For those who may be unaware, a Keurig is a coffee-making device that is designed for convenience. There’s a small reservoir which users fill with water every couple of days, and coffee – which comes in pre-measured little pods (“K-cups”) – is dispensed in seconds through a small valve. Clean-up is a breeze – when you’re done, all you need to do is throw away the used plastic pod.

If the Keurig is at one end of the coffee-making-device spectrum, then the Chemex is at the other. For…

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Smell the roses, weekend Astrology blog

The weekend is under an earthy Taurus into Gemini Moon mood. Taurus Moon makes us bullishly stubborn, and slows us down because it’s time to smell the roses.  Be in the Now.

Roses, Tara Greene Astrology

July 10 and the aspects are easy. Sing it. Taurus rules the throat….to the tune of Summertime.

the Bovine Moon makes 3 sextiles

1. to Neptune in Pisces- creative, romantic, practical/spiritual

 2. to Mars in Cancer – do kind things for women children and family, bathe swim, conserve water.

 3. to the Sun in Cancer- get into water. Cook or enjoy a  great meal, Taurus and Cancer’s love to eat.

They are big Foodies.

 Its all easy-going, so just chill before the big hit of the Cancer New Moon on the 15th I will write about that tomorrow. 

Plus the cherry on the cake, a Lunar earth Trine to Pluto in Capricorn @ 14 degrees + enjoy the world, smell the roses. Taurus loves solid, Blue chip investments, land, real estate, and art, theatre, music. Enjoy those things.

July 11 its 7/11 

Taurus moon sextiles Chiron in Pisces 

Do be solid for someone in need, be the rock for someone to cry on.

Moon squares Venus and Jupiter in Leo 

This is all about blinging it on. throw an extravagant party, buy your self something luxe and bespoke. Have a sensuous evening with your beloved. It’s big sexy dramatic and over the top. Lots of flirting tonight. Wear your heart on your sleeve.

Moon opposes Saturn in Scorpio in afternoon PDT

Serious proposals of all kinds,Greece?, endings, secrets being revealed, trust, S & M, scandals, very stubborn stand-offs. 

Moon goes Void-of-Course @ 2:52 pm PDT; take a couple of hours our to meditate at this time.

Moon enters GEMINI @ 5:16 pm PDT/8:16 pm EDT

Moon lightens considerably, lots of chatty, flitting communications, minds and tongues become more active. Waggy waggy.

Sunday July 12 

Gemini Moon squares Neptune in PISCES

disagreements about religious ideas. 

Moon in conjunct to PLUTO 

Hard-core practicality and that Gemini juvenile mind view don’t mix. Don’t argue with The Boss.

Sun squares URANUS -in the evening

This brings up CARDINAL CROSS ISSUES  again

there’s more to root out, more changes, much more. Unexpected chaos, the rug is pulled out from under an expected plan,  Chill, just breathe, its All OK. 

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Smell the Roses- Natasha Beddingfield  

Summertime by Annie Lennox 

 

 

Moon in Cancer, breasts, comfort, home cooking

The MOON is in CANCER March 26- 28

CAncer Moon astrology Tara Greene

This is the place where the MOON lives. It is her home sign, the 4th house. The MOON in Cancer gently rocks us like the waves of the ocean’s tides. It is a time of  feeling sentimental, emotional, tummy led, enjoying comfort food, and needing to snuggle.

Stay home if you can, happy as a clam. Home body.  

Women nurture your wombs and your breasts, This is what the Cancerian moon governs. Men need to honor and appreciate the wombs as the Holy Grail of Life and the breasts which nurse the babies for the miracles that they are. 

Call your MOM, and remember your mom if she is passed on. It was from her womb and her mother’s womb that you are here now. Honor the mothers, grandmothers and all your female ancestors, Like Russian dolls.. 

THE MOON is the TAROT TRUMP #18  symbol of PISCES one of the other water signs

MOON #18 QuantumTarot Tara Greene

The QUANTUM TAROT DECK

Cook, eat, mange, nosh, enjoy nurturing and being nurtured. 

Rest, your need for emotional security is high. 

Let yourself weep if feelings overwhelm you. 

Cancer governs all waterways, water is our most important necessity. The need for fresh pure water resources is huge and threatened by NESTLES and other corporations and toxic pollution. 

Dr. Emoto showed how positive emotions changed waters vibrations. Meditate on the oceans and clean water today.

Really its a pretty simple day. no real amazing aspects except for later in the evening PDT some irritating stuff.

You know by now that Friday and Saturday will bring on our weekly Cardinal Cross energy with some added PIZZAZ on Friday from VENUS SQUARING JUPITER in FIXED SIGNS. 

Cancer ruled countries :Algiers, Tunisia, Amsterdam, Berne Switzerland, California, Canada, The United States, New York City, Paraguay, New Zealand. 

Wells, sheep, frogs, milk, nutrition, real estate, mushrooms, gardening, cooks, cancer, nurses, children, mothering, birthing, restaurants, foodies, breast-feeding, 

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MOONLIGHT SONATA BEETHOVEN  

MOONSHADOW by Cat Stevens