Title: Caput Draconis
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1. chelydra wrote:
 Caput draconis serves as your guiding light. Pay attention and it'll get you back on track after losing your way. Whatever it portends, for good or ill, that's what you need to do and be and make.
2. chelydra wrote:
 The dragon's tail—Cauda draconis—is 180° away. That'll guide you too, back to what's familiar and feels safe, away from what you were born to do (be, make).
3. chelydra wrote:
 Neither is directly visible as an object in space; they are directions like north and south (respectively). But you can see them in every eclipse, in which the dragon's head and tail are no less involved than the sun and moon.
4. chelydra wrote:
 Happy trails if you're on your way, either way; and happy birthday to you if it is.
5. AFSOUTH wrote:
  Happy Trails my Friend!
6. chellalynn wrote:
 wow!! I love it!.. I bid you happy trails as well. I'm so glad you're a part of TD, Chelydra. I truly enjoy you're knowledge and humor. (o;
7. Normal wrote:
 So which house holds your North Node?
8. chelydra wrote:
 Those who know don't say, those who say don't know! I'm one of the latter, so it's the seventh. I don't believe in houses much, but in general that region where the sun sets is about others.
9. chelydra wrote:
 ...Whereas the sunrise region is about self. A horoscope is nothing more or less than a meticulously accurate chart mapping the exactly locations of planets and stars. Like any 2-dimensional depiction of 3-D positions and happenings, there are compromises
10. chelydra wrote:
 ...and limitations, but it's no more 'wrong' that our flat maps of the earth's surface. (Reality of course is 4-D, with time, even harder to show on a 2-D chart.)
11. chelydra wrote:
 Some object that astrology generally relies on a pre-Copernican view of the heavens, from earth's p.o.v. But as Einstein showed, everything is relative, and any view is valid as far as it goes, and serves its own (limited) purposes well enough. Few astrol
12. chelydra wrote:
 -ogers bower with heliocentric charts, but they should—referring to both geo- and helio- charts is the best policy. Einstein (and others) stress that seeing an event from more than one p.o.v. is the best way to figure it out.
13. chelydra wrote:
 All the accumulated rubbish that skeptics complain about is a result of varying interpretations. Other than "houses" (which are notoriously hard to locate and give rise to most of the nonsense), a chart is rock-solid realism.
14. chelydra wrote:
 And anyone who says otherwise is pawning off ignorant superstition. Only a moron would say that what's going on around you doesn't mean anything, or bear any relation to what's going on inside you.
15. chelydra wrote:
 The most destructive and depraved of all superstitions is the notion that human consciousness inhabits its own special universe, and all else is empty, random, mechanical happenstance.
16. chelydra wrote:
 Yet this assumption is as deeply embedded in our civilization as the ancient beliefs in wood-nymphs, demons, and magic ever were. Is it any wonder this planet is regardless and dead, meaningless and useful only as a warehouse and a rubbish dump?
17. chelydra wrote:
 AUTO-CORRECTION PLAGUE HATH STRUCK AGAIN... "regarded as" not "regardless and"... (A few boxes up, a mistyped 'going' was turned into 'Govinda' or something but that one I caught and fixed.)
18. chelydra wrote:
 There is of course much more to say (and there will be until we really know what we're talking about (see Box #8)), at which point serene silence will descend over us at last.
19. Normal wrote:
 Thanks for your views on our "view!"
20. chelydra wrote:
 Anytime, Normal! And thanks for very nice comments above (other people's I mean, not mine!)(not quite so far gone in lockdown stir-craziness that I'm thanking myself for my own endless commentaries.)
21. Abbey_Shaffer wrote:
 This is so beautiful and pleasing to look at.



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