NIGHT LIGHT NEWSESOTERIC ASTROLOGY AS NEWS
Flag Week, Flag Day
Flags as Art – Stars & Stripes, Circles & Crests, Lions & Kings
Flags – the Spirit of the People
I Recognize My Other Self
and in the Waning of That Self
I Grow and Glow
(Gemini Seed Thought)
This is Flag Week. Wednesday is Flag Day. Flags, flapping and waving in the air, are symbols. They reflect the visions and aspirations of the state, country, nation and the people the flag flies over. Flags are art forms. Flag Day in the U.S. (not a legal holiday) is a federally-recognized day that dates back to 1870. The U.S. flag was created June 14, 1777. The California flag was also created June 14.
The study of flags is called Vexillology (new vocabulary word). Flag Day prepares us for the U.S. July 4th birthday. President Woodrow Wilson said about the flag,
“The flag, which we honor and under which we serve,
is the emblem of our unity, our power, our thought,
and our purpose as a nation.
It has no character
(other) than that which we give it
from generation to generation.
The choice is ours.”
Flag Day, celebrated June 14, observes and memorializes the adoption of the U.S. flag, June 14, 1777, one year after the Declaration of Independence (1776). Flag Day celebrations – Quincy, Massachusetts has the longest running flag parade. Troy, N.Y. has the largest parade. Flag Day is a three-day event in Three Oaks, Michigan. They have the largest and oldest flag in the nation. June 12 – 18 is National Flag Week. June 14 is also the birthday of the U.S. Army.
A modern, most famous painting of the U.S. flag (titled “Flag) was created by American painter Jasper Johns in 1955. He made an “encaustic” painting which means he used hot wax, or heated beeswax, and colored pigments which were applied to a canvas. In 2014, Johns’ flag was auctioned off for 36 million dollars.
A flag represents a nations’ freedom and ideals, loyalty to a nation, a belief in liberty, justice and unity. Our U.S. flag is called “Old Glory” or the “star-spangled banner.” Colors, emblems, shapes on a flag are deeply symbolic. Vigilance, perseverance, justice, prosperity, peace, revolution, determination, valor, freedom. Flags represent the art and spirit of a people.
|March 21 – April 19: You are known for individuality and freedom of expression. Only Aquarius rivals you in this. In times to come, the urge for individual creativity and freedom becomes extreme. Because you must initiate changes in the present culture, the planet Uranus will radicalize and revolutionize you. Expect unexpected changes – part of the Divine Plan to “make all things new,” for which you’re partially responsible.|
|April 20 – May 20: You need to be out and about most of the time because you feel often a certain claustrophobia. Sometimes you find you must be and work alone so your intuitive and investigative gifts can be fully accessed. As usual you avoid anything that feels like an opposition, attempting instead to flow with the accepted reality. Something or someone shatters this calmness. It is not comfortable, yet it’s needed. Keep going.|
|May 21 – June 20: Everything you say has importance. All that you do has importance. Your hopes, dreams, wishes, friends, groups and associates are important. Your life goals and ambitions, always changing, unplanned, unpredictable are important. Your mind, even unsettled, is important. As your life twists and turns, and as you search for the Soul of yourself, you becoming liberated and forward thinking. You thought that could never happen.|
|June 21 – July 22: Flashes of intuition and insight occur. It’s good to create a new Insight Journal. So many Journals for an esoteric student. Retrograde Journal, New & Full Moon Journal. Now an Insight Journal. Insights help us to see behind fogs, miasmas, glamours and illusions. People will see that you have changed. Begin to explain your thoughts and actions to others so they can understand step by step the source of your knowledge. You will teach them.|
|July 23 – August 22: In the coming weeks and months, notice a new and different philosophy of life emerging. You may consider a utopian view of how to live your life, perhaps in community with others. Living with like-minded people, realizing ideas from the past need updating in order to build the new culture and civilization. To be successful in the future one must know and live the new Aquarian Laws & Principles. Unanimity, Goodwill, Right Human Relations are a few of them.|
|August 23 – September 22: It’s important to review money, finances, banking, insurance and investments. Make sure they are safe and secure. The economy may behave erratically, with sudden ups and downs in the future. Attempt to stabilize all resources. Consider investing in gold and silver even when the market shifts and changes. Maintain the precious metals in safekeeping (special safes). You are intuitive enough to understand these things.|
|September 23 – October 22: Careful with relationships, marriage, partnerships, close intimate connections. They may either be disrupted by sudden change or they may feel wounded. The outcomes can last far into the future. Develop more stability through truthful and caring listening, asking questions, communicating more. These will absorb unexpected upsets when everything turns upside down. Health wise, careful with the liver and pancreas. Eat accordingly.|
|October 23 – November 21: Nothing routine will occur in your daily life, concerning work or health or communication. The disruptions will prove to be creative for you, helping to develop new abilities that express new and original ideas. Instead focus your energy into inventing things. As you upset the apple carts wherever you are, you become the change maker – greatly needed everywhere. Tend to your health with the utmost care.|
|November 22 – December 21: Within your great level of creativity you find the need for more self-control, which would also provide you with more self-knowledge. This is interesting. Through discipline you come to know yourself more, your needs and then a new level of creativity arises. Speculation is costly. Instead focus on independent thinking and how to break with all that is old. You are crying for liberation.|
|December 22 – January 19: As you attempt each day of your life to bring constancy and calmness to your home, know that sudden upsets may occur there. Moments of unexpected freedom occur too. And a sense of life for you as a state of constant transformation. You assess present needs with past needs and see how much has changed. As life proceeds into states of breakdown, new opportunities arise. Look for these changes, write and communicate about them. You will be creating a new tradition.acy between yourself and the one you love. A highly developed level of love is available to you at this time. Consider ways to regenerate and ways to rejuvenate. All things outworn simply fall away. You become more intuitive. Keeping a dream, vision, aspiration and astrology journal is helpful for when you look back on this time. To understand.|
|January 20 – February 18: Be aware that your thinking, communicating, processing information and interacting with others is significant and that it changes people. Careful, therefore in the thoughts you think, which become the ways you speak. You consider striking out in different directions, going here and there. A rebelliousness erupts, an aspect of advanced and new thinking. You become interested in sources of light. And will begin to think more and more about community. It’s where you belong.|
|February 19 – March 20: Often you experience daily life as not steady and stable. It’s simply a Gemini fact. During Earth lives, vicissitudes continually occur. We must hold ourselves with poise no matter what occurs. Material things come and go, unforeseen events upset plans. This is not due to anything you have created. All conditions in our world are changing. The new world is being created. It’s not quite here yet. It’s built through our creative visualizations. For now, remain near a pine tree and rest a while.|
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