Venus as Innana at the Second Gate


At sunrise this morning, May 22,  we were treated to a conjunction of the Moon with Venus.  The conjunction did not occur exactly at sunrise, however, that was later at 10:09 AM EDT, at 16 Aries 24. The two appeared very close together because Venus is only 2 degrees of declination the right of the…

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Venus as Inanna at the First Gate


This is the second installment of a multi part article on the planet Venus and  its role in mythology and shamanic astrology.  The first part is here. Venus's  orbital pattern and its rising as a morning and evening star has led to being incorporated into  rituals, ceremonies and calendars.  The greatest religious association was in…

MOAB, Mother of All bombs


The U.S. military conducted a strike on an ISIS-K tunnel complex in the Achin district of Nangahar province, Afghanistan, on Thursday, April 13, at 7:32 PM local time (UTC +4:30). A U.S. C-130 cargo plane dropped the GBU-43 Massive Ordinance Air Blast (MOAB) as part of the U.S. military efforts to defeat ISIS-Khorasan in Afghanistan.…