Forecast and Faery Finder by Janice Scott-Reeder and the Bitwit
According to Llewellyn’s Spell-a-Day Almanac, today’s color is Grey and the incense is Cedar.
Today is the Roman Festival of Flora. It is a time to call her to bless your flower gardens.
Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Page of Swords: decomposition. Uncertainty rules. You want to return to past ways. Do not abandon your Soul’s desire by backsliding.
Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, the Moon enters Cancer at 6:38 PM EDT, so it would be a good idea to have your flower garden blessing after that. For the next week, careful planning is needed in social events. Go too fast and the reward you reap will not be pleasant. The early morning hours are great for anything to do with finances and gambling. Emotional outbursts over chance and thoughtless remarks have you scratching your head so watch what you say. You can dispassionately look at old problems and injuries and release them during the noon hour. The influences are very psychic and good for divination. Don’t be surprised if a lunch time flirtation goes no where. Late tonight, home and family is so comfy you just don’t want to go out. It is not a night to do much of anything so pull on your Snuggy and enjoy doing nothing.
Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say miracle healings are possible today.
Today’s Cat Comfort card is Technocat. “Learn a new skill. It will open up many possibilities.”
Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for Sylvanius. He is a difficult Fae to understand. First off, why does truth need a mask? He encourages us to try on new things and new personalities so we can truly understand who and what we are. The inside of the mask of truth is a mirror that shows our true self.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 7 and the element is Water. The Rooster finds conflict today but the Dog and Boar have an easy day. This is a bad day for gambling and construction.
Today’s Message from the Universe is: “Peace flows through me and around me. I free my mind of all criticism. I communicate and serve in a peaceful and loving way.” Annie Marquier creating a world of peace one thought at a time.
These messages are helping so many people that I am setting each day’s card up in a psionics generator so you can tap into the energy during the day. Just think of a rainbow and the energy will come to you.
COMMENTARIES BY JANICE SCOTT-REEDER
Just about everyone has heard of the Twinkie defense. Then there are the violent movie or video game defenses and most of us snickered. Then along came the market crash of the Bush administration and the bailout, followed by the election of Obama and suddenly he was to blame for 8 years of economic disaster and the original bail outs. Now logic tells you Twinkies and video games don’t get you to commit murder. I mean, has your Twinkie ever whispered in your ear? If it has, please seek immediate help from a psychiatrist. Logic should tell you that the Democrats can’t be responsible for the problems created during a Republican administration. They weren’t in power. Video games don’t tell you anything, they are games. Movies are fantasy.
Do you have any idea all these things are connected? Yes, Twinkies, violent video games and movies and the Republicans all are using the same methods. WHAT??? Has she flipped? No folks, I have never been saner.
Unfortunately, science and technology have caught up with brainwashing and proved it exists. New imaging techniques allow us to finally see the activity in the brain and even better, what are “hard wired” areas. Most of your brain is mutable in its responses but some areas are hard wired. No matter what happens, if a thought hits this area it follows a predictable path. What no one has ever really looked at before now is what creates the path.
Example: Babies cannot filter glass, a screen or anything else out of a view. However, mysteriously at around a few months, they look at something and the screen disappears and the glass is no longer visible in the window. They see through it. It doesn’t ever come back unless they concentrate on seeing it.
It seems that things you are constantly exposed to, move into the background of your brain and form a hard wired area, like a little ditch. When the water (your thoughts) arrive, they are directed through the existing little ditch rather than splattering into new and wondrous areas.
So, when you are constantly exposed to violent video games, movies or some Rap Music, when a situation arrives that should say…stop and think and maybe compromise…these little violence ditches are waiting to take that thought and channel it straight to a violent reaction rather than a wait and think reaction. In other words every time you play, listen or see something on a continuous basis you are creating a permanent path in your brain to react that way. It is no longer a choice. You have physically created the only way you will react.
When you have the Rushes of the radio world playing in the background, you immediately blame people for things they could not have done because the constant repetition of these charges like they are facts and they create a little ditch in your brain that defies logic. You actually will believe this claptrap even though it is as plain as the wall in front of you, it is a lie.
We are designed to behave in a reactionary way in order to survive. Stop for a moment and think about everything it will take for you to stand up, from pushing away from this computer to finally becoming erect. I mean every muscle movement. If you didn’t have this automatic standup circuit you would have been eaten by a saber tooth tiger before you got off the ground. It serves a good purpose. Unfortunately in a world where there is constant exposure, often subliminal, to stimuli like radio and TV, these automatic circuits are forged without your permission but they are every bit as real as a brick wall.
So today lesson is to be aware of your surroundings and of what is beating at your brain. Does your next door neighbor play loud, violent music all day? Did you think that because you can’t hear the lyrics it wasn’t affecting you? Think again. You can hear and understand those lyrics, it just isn’t necessary for you to consciously be aware of them. They are creating those little brain ditches. Now do you know why you are snapping at your significant other and kids a bit more? Can’t escape Rush on the radio and now you friends are looking at your strange and every once in a while you can’t figure out how that came out of your mouth? Brain ditches my friend from constantly being exposed to lies. Do you remember how there was no escape from Hitler’s speeches in Nazi Germany? They were always playing on the radio. Now do you know how a whole country lost its moral compass to the point of slaughtering innocent people over nothing? It is happening right here folks. Buy some ear plugs, it might save some poor immigrant’s life some day. Yes, it could be that bad if we don’t stop this brain polluting cancer of violence and lies right now.
Now, let me clarify this for those of you who are more scientifically inclined and want to know exactly how it works:
Okay....let me explain this.
They get on the radio during commuting hours. Your attention is divided between driving and the radio. You levels of fight or flight hormones are through the roof making you hypervigilent, so all the infobits they are throwing out go directly into your brain and are registered twice as fast and deep as they would be if you were sitting listening to the radio, nice and relaxed and rational. A week or two later, your physical brain is changed and you begin to think like them. The bits go into memory and treated as FACTs. Not only that but because of the hypervigilence, whenever anything contradicts these facts, you react violently, physically recalling the fight or flight response which is now linked to these infobits.
It's not philosophy. It is plain old brain washing science.
Ever see the Muslim terrorist rocking back and forth and praying constantly? That's what this is without Mecca and the eastern sun. That is why they don't break under torture. Their brains are forever changed, circuits for logic and even self preservation have been rewritten. This stuff has the ability to produce human robots. It is so far beyond scary; it is into deer in headlights land.
Turn your radios off and put on a nice relaxing CD. You will have less accidents. You will arrive home more relaxed and refreshed and maybe, just maybe you will actually be thinking again.
I wondered for years, and I know all about brainwashing...it was my speciality in experimental psychology...I wondered why they were taking what was called the trash spots. These are the spots when people are not capable of writing down a phone number so you can't sell advertising. People are half listening to the radio during commutes and before bed or have it running during the overnight. It never connected in my mind that these are the times you can program people most effectively (and no one knew the programming was physical) and that is why the rightwing was buying up every radio station in the country and and putting their best people on during trash spots. I mean it’s radio...that's archaic...right????
Does it really work? About 20 years ago I had to pass a test for a license and I didn’t have a prayer in any religion of doing it. I did not have the training or the knowledge to pass it, just the practical experience doing the job. My employer needed someone with this license yesterday and he bought me a tape set designed as a study guide for the test. It arrived the day I was to leave for the test. I rented a car and during the 8 hour drive to the test site, I played those tapes continuously. I played them all night and the next evening I took the written test having passed the practical exam. When I got the test in front of me, I was like the energizer bunny after someone put steroids in his espresso. I finished the test, looked around and everyone was still trying to read to the end of theirs. I scored higher than medical doctors. So I did it a second time and they still hadn’t finished. I had one of the highest scores and I didn’t even have my AA and I had never seen 80% of the material prior to getting the car the day before. Then I crashed. When I returned to my nice and easy job, every time I had to do something involving the electronics end of the job which was plug a into b, I would start sweating, shaking and having a panic reaction. It took me almost 6 months to negate that reaction and I am a biofeedback therapist. Yes, it works and yes, it can be permanent.