Michael Moore’s 11/9

Is there a synchro here? Well, maybe.

I can still recall when we went to see Fahrenheit 911, Michael Moore’s documentary on the Bush presidency, the biggest grossing documentary of all time – $222 million globally. At the end, I stood up and cheered. I remember that at the end of Sick-O about health care in this country, I also cheered. Now, I’m eager to see his take on the Trump presidency, a documentary that opens today, Fahrenheit 11/9.

When I first heard about the movie, the numbers struck me, 11/9 as the reverse of 911. I thought the 11/9 referred to the date of the 2016 election, which would be an intriguing numerical  synchro that connected to 9/11. But when I Googled it, the election in 2016 fell on the second Tuesday, 11/8, not quite the same thing. But Moore,  as adept as self-promotion as trump is, apparently selected 11/9 not only because of what the numbers are in reverse, but because it was the day after the election when we all understood that trump had won the electoral college and would be our next president.

In other words, what looks like a number synchronicity was manufactured. The synchro may actually lie deeper. Harvey and Bob Weinstein initially had control over the documentary and were blocking Moore from finding a theatrical distributor or broadcast outlet.

From Deadline Hollywood, in November 2017: “Sources said the brothers paid just north of $2 million out of the $6 million pledged in a docu deal Moore used to get the film to this point. That deal was made before TWC was hobbled by the testimonies of numerous women that painted Harvey Weinstein as a serial sexual predator. Sources describe the crux of the dispute this way: the Weinsteins want their money back, while Moore and his WME reps want them to step aside, chalking the loss up to the price of scandal.”

Read the whole article. The synchro may lie in the behind the scenes machinations, when Michael Eisner of Disney had stood in the way of the Fahrenheit 9/11 release and then the Weinsteins  stood in the way of the 11/9 release. As the article says, “To Moore’s camp, cutting a check to the disgraced mogul would be wrong, morally, and their feeling is that Weinstein is ironically positioned similarly to where Eisner stood years ago, when the former Disney chairman stood in the way of the Fahrenheit 9/11 release.”

I’m still drilling down on this one. Synchronicities often appear in the global spotlight and I’m sure there are some glaring ones here, but I suspect they won’t be obvious until I see the movie. Stay tuned…

In the meantime, the trailer for Fahrenheit 11/9 is pure Michael Moore.

PS. We saw the movie this evening. It’s the most disturbing movie I’ ve ever seen. And after seeing it, Moore picked the right title. At 2:16 a.m. on 11/9, trump became the winner. I remember: I was still awake, watching.

 

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September 19 & #137

 

On September 19, 1961, Betty and Barney Hill experienced an abduction that became one of the hallmarks of alien abductions in the 20th century.

What’s interesting about this date to me as an astrologer is that whenever I meet someone born on September 19, I take notice. Nancy Pickard, writer and friend since 1985, was the first person I’d met born on this date. At the time, I though it might be important, but didn’t know enough to figure out why. Nancy’s books have been enormously popular and a movie was made of her wonderful novel, The Scent of Rain and Lightning. Her books aren’t about aliens or anomalies or the strange stuff, but rather on the vagaries of the human heart, which obviously possess their own alien language.

Several years after Megan moved to Orlando, I did a chart for one of her close male friends, Ryan. Well, surprise, Ryan was also born on September 19. He’s as brilliant as Nancy is, but in a different way – with programming and computers rather than novels – and now works in San Francisco for a tech company, developing apps.

Two others people have come along since then, each with a particular skill or talent. This cluster has me wondering if there’s an archetypal energy to his date that ties back to the abduction of Betty and Barney Hill. Worldwide, there are probably millions of people born on this date. But I haven’t met millions. I have run across a cluster of 4 people with this birthdate. It’s the equivalent of meeting someone born on your own birthday, a synchronicity that speaks to an underlying archetypal energy.

The other thing I’m wondering concerns birth times. I’ve erected thousands of natal charts over the years, but have never encountered a 1:37 birth time. Maybe the odds are within norms, I don’t know. But I was struck by the birth time in a chart I recently did for a woman’s daughter.

We’ve written about this number before.  In quantum physics, it’s known as the DNA of light. For Nobel laureate Wolfgang Pauli, it was a riddle, a mystery, and ultimately, his nemesis.

For me, seeing 1:37 as the birth time suggests the individual is here to do something special, something that impacts others – the collective of humanity – in a major way. I feel this same thing when I do charts for people born at triple times – 1:11, 2:22, 3:33, 4:44 etc. All of these numbers represent archetypes in the Jungian scheme of things and I probably need another few lifetimes to figure them out.

But if you know your time of birth and it’s 1:37 or any of those triple numbers like 1:11, 2:2 etc., let me know. Show me a picture of your birth certificate. In exchange, you’ll get a free natal chart interpretation.

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2 new novels

Rob’s newest novel will be available October 16. It can be pre-ordered now from Amazon.

Trish’s newest novel will be released October 23. It can be pre-ordered now from Amazon.

The other day, someone asked me why we don’t write mysteries anymore. My response is that we do! It’s just that the nature of the mysteries has changed. Who did it and why is couched within the larger picture of what sort of reality matrix are we living inside of, anyway?

Tulpas. The word is borrowed from Tibetan mysticism, and is about how the dream world becomes the real world through the machinations of powerful dream beings.

Skin Shifter. An alien race realizes the best and easiest way to invade a planet is to seize the bodies of the inhabitants so you look like them. And they look like you.

Stay tuned. We’ll be posting the prologues  here  on the blog.

Thanks to David Dodd of Crossroad Press for the terrific covers and to David Wilson for his tireless scrutiny of details!

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11,111

 

This image is from my Fitbit. Every Monday, it provides a lot of info about my physical activity during a given week. I was surprised by the average number of steps per day this past week – the figure under and left of the total steps for the week: 11,111.

I’ve experienced clusters of 11s and of 111s, but only once before has 11,111 appeared. That happened in Costa Rica in 2011, on a receipt.

That time, I interpreted it as contact with my parents, but this time I’m not sure what the message is. There are a couple of possibilities.

It may relate to the progress on our house repairs after Irma. We’ve now got a new roof, dry board replaced, everything inside freshly painted, and no more leaks! The exterior of the house still needs to be painted and we still have some bathroom remodeling to do. We hope to put our house on the market sometime this fall or winter and move farther north in Florida, closer to our daughter. So far, we haven’t found any particular area or a house that screams, Hey, move here! So the number could be saying, Relax, see how things unfold.

Or it could relate to something professional that hasn’t happened yet . Or, maybe we’re going back to Costa Rica!

That’s Stephanie, the magnificent macaw, who became emblematic of Costa Rica’s magic. Her story is fascinating.

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Go Intuition

Our friend, Bernard Beitman, a professor at the University of Virginia, whose academic work focuses on synchronicity, has good things to say about Greg Meyerhof, who has used his intuitive abilities in his career and his personal life, and now is showing others how to develope their own abilities.

We don’t know Greg, but from his bio it sounds as if he has explored virtually every corner of the paranormal landscape at one time or another.

Here is what Bernard has to say about him…

Greg Myeroff spent 20 years using his intuition in corporate sales, winning awards for his achievements. He subsequently has spent the last 20 years showing clients how to succeed at work and at home using their own intuition. In his Great Life Empowerment Program he intuitively reads your energy, works with you to clear out blocks, and establishes alignment and flow in your system so you can focus and create what you want. This flow brings about synchronicities that make your life easier and more fun!

Greg is an internationally known intuitive coach, award-winning author, and engaging speaker. He is a clinical hypnotherapist, animal communicator, and a communicator with loved ones on the Other Side. He applies energy feng shui to create the environment you desire and sell your home or business. His sessions are available by phone.

Greg is the cofounder of Go Intuition, Inc. with Anne Salisbury, PhD. He is the coauthor of The Path of Intuition: Your Guidebook for Life’s Journey and Journey to Heaven: An Insider’s Guide to the Afterlife. For more about Greg visit GoIntuition.com.

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Florence

So far in this hurricane season, the Atlantic basin has been lucky. It’s been quiet. Maybe that’s the way nature balances itself after a horrendous hurricane season in 2017 that set records. That flooded Houston. Destroyed Puerto Rico’s infrastructure. Did some major damage to our house. The damage to our place is now in the process of repair – new roof, new dry board, new paint job. But Puerto Rico is still suffering and the death toll there has been adjusted – from 64 to nearly 3,000.

Synchronistically, September 10 was the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Irma and  a new hurricane dominated  the news – Florence. As of tonight (9-10)  at 11 p.m., Florence is a cat 4 – which can have winds up to 155 m.p.h., and looks to be on track for North Carolina. She leaped from a cat 2 to a cat 4 in just a matter of hours. In satellite photos, her eye is perfectly formed and she’s big. The governor of South Carolina ordered the evacuation of that state’s 187-mile long coast and the Outer Banks of North Carolina are also being evacuated.

Since my family first moved to Florida in the early sixties, hurricanes have fascinated me. They seem like sentient beings, particularly now, when satellite imagery captures their spinning ferocity, their weird and sometimes perfect eyes. Hurricanes proved to be central characters in several of my novels –Storm Surge and Category 5 – and the novels ended up being prescient, so I no longer use them in novels.

From the National Hurricane Center’s 11 p.m. bulletin: “ The new intensity forecast calls for continued strengthening to near category 5 strength, although at a slower rate than what occurred during the last 30 h. Florence is expected to encounter southwesterly shear near the 72 h point, which could cause slight weakening before landfall. However, there remains high confidence that Florence will be a large and extremely dangerous hurricane, regardless of its exact intensity.”

One of the possibilities as Florence moves inland is buckets of rains, as much as several feet in some areas. There’s also a possibility that the storm may stall, like Harvey did in Texas last summer, and dump even more rain, creating catastrophic flooding.

There does seem to be a ray of hope in this, at least as of tonight. A system in the northwestern Caribbean, which could become a tropical storm by Thursday, may nudge Florence farther north along the coast.

To our friends and colleagues in North Carolina: stay safe!

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New Moon in Virgo

September 9,  at 2:01 p.m. EDT, there’s a new moon in Virgo and there’s a lot to love about this moon.

New moons are times to anticipate. They bring new opportunities, new relationships, new insights. Doors open, things we thought were stalled suddenly take off. They also bring good news. This moon in earth sign Virgo will be especially good for Virgos, of course, but also for fellow earth signs Capricorn and Taurus.

Pluto, the planet of transformation and power, forms a beautiful angle to the sun and moon, enhancing personal magnetism and empowering emotions and intuition. Jupiter, the planet of luck and synchronicity, is shaking hands with this new moon, bringing expansion to some area of your life.

If you work in publishing or higher education, areas that Jupiter rules, you might land a raise or promotion. It’s an excellent time to submit manuscripts, screenplays, and any artistic endeavors. If you’re traveling overseas today, your trip should be smooth and between no wand the full moon in two weeks, pleasant surprises fall at your feet.

In addition, the new moon chart features a grand earth trine – when three planets in the same element are 120 degrees apart from each other. This trine involves Mercury (communication, travel) at 6 degrees Virgo, Saturn (responsibility, discipline, physical reality( at 2 degrees Capricorn, and Uranus (sudden, unexpected events) at 2 degrees Taurus. This grand trine suggests unexpected surprises that seem to come out of nowhere – a job offer, a chance to do something on your bucket list, a new opportunity that thrills you. Because Saturn is involved, whatever it is has long-term benefits. With Mercury involved, the news comes through a call, email, text message.

Neptune at 15 degrees Pisces forms a trine to Jupiter, so creativity and artistic endeavors are highlighted. Your intuition will be deepened as well. There’s something positive here for everyone!

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Incredible

This video shows synchronicity in action!

 

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Sleeper Cell in the White House

All the President’s Men…Robert Redford depicting Bob Woodward

As excerpts from Bob Woodward’s book, Fear: Trump in the White House, were released yesterday and today (September 4-5), it dominated the news cycle, even overpowering the Senate judiciary committee’s hearing on Trump’s nomination  of Bret Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Then, today, the insider gossip of madness in the White House peaked with an anonymous op-ed in the New York Times by a senior  White House official who confirmed just about everything that has leaked about the chaos in the Trump administration. This is the first time someone high in the administration has said publicly—though unfortunately anonymously—that Trump is unfit to be president. Essentially, this high ranking administration official is saying that the president is nuts.

If you haven’t read about it already, here it is.

Here’s a brief excerpt from the op-ed titled: “I am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration. “The dilemma — which [Trump] does not fully grasp — is that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations,” the author wrote. “I would know. I am one of them.”

He goes on: “Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president. But no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis. So we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until — one way or another — it’s over.

“The root of the problem is the president’s amorality. Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making.”

Here’s the synchronicity. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were given information by an anonymous source within the Nixon administration about the Watergate scandal that ultimately exposed Nixon’s crimes. It led to Nixon’s resignation and to prison terms for H.R. Haldeman, G. Gordon Liddy, John Dean, and several others. Now, 44 years later, excerpts from Woodward’s book, which will be published on 9-11, sets off a firestorm of news coverage and denials from POTUS and his administration. Within a few hours, the New York Times releases the anonymous op-ed, and it’s  a confirmation of the material in Woodward’s book.

In both scandals, Woodward’s role was pivotal. Both times the truth teller was anonymous—Deep Throat and now ‘Deep State.’ The revelations in the Times op-ed make Trump’s earlier accusation that Woodward’s book is fiction sound like a toothless defense that even his gung ho supporters would have a hard time accepting. But you never know.

The question with this ‘Deep Throat’ source is why he/she didn’t identify him/herself and use the op-ed as a resignation letter, and send a copy to the appropriate congressional committees. Surely, the person’s ID will come out eventually. But ultimately that’s a secondary matter to the startling and scary assertions presented in the op-ed.  In retrospect, on the book yet to be published, Woodward’s title, FEAR, is certainly sounding applicable. He/she assures us there are others who are also working to protect the country from acts of madness being generated by a mentally unstable occupant of the Oval Office.

All of this reminds us of a now prophetic novel from the 1950s—Night of Camp David—that posed the same question that many are considering today.

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The Dead Battery SynchroS

Precognition often comes through signs and symbols—a particular song we hear, a book that falls at our feet, an animal that crosses our path, a sequence of numbers or a name that crops up repeatedly, an event or incident that hits us viscerally, and yes, even through billboards. Synchronicity is often a component.

We live in a collective sea of these signs and symbols. Nature, the universe, Source, God, whatever you want to call it, constantly chatters to us. But we’re so mired in the business of physical life that we don’t always hear that voice. Or we hear it and ignore it. Or we hear it and think, Yeah, sure, I’m kinda losing it here.

You’re in your car. Maybe you’re on a road trip. Or picking up your son or daughter from school. Or maybe you’re about to back out of your garage to head off to the grocery store, the park, a friend’s house. Your car dies. You turn the key and nothing happens. On one level, it’s an annoying and inconvenient event from our everyday world. But on another level, the abrupt and unexpected nature of the event could serve as a sign or symbol of something that’s about to happen.

When our daughter was in elementary school, Rob would take her to school and I would pick her up. On one particular day, I was in the pickup line – longer than the one in the photo – and my  car suddenly went dead. There I was, the car refusing to start, cars behind me honking because hey, why wasn’t that car moving forward?

Rob drove over and jumped the battery and followed Megan and me home. Once in the driveway, the battery died again.  Clearly, a new battery was in order. But was there something more, an underlying message?

When we’re in the midst of such events in our daily lives, it’s easy to overlook them as possibly symbolic. But sometimes the meaning pops right out at you. I was about to call AAA when I noticed a message on our answering machine from a writer friend. Diane Cleaver, the woman who had been our literary agent for 15 years, who had jump started our careers, had died suddenly of a heart attack.

Standstill. The battery dies. The car has to be jumped started.

If there are no accidents, as Robert Hopke theorizes in his book by the same name, then the death of the car coinciding with our hearing about Diane’s death wasn’t random. Just how are all of us, the dead and the living, connected, anyway? How are we connected to the larger world beyond us?

We think of it as synchronicity. It exists in the space between what we see and what we sense, that border between what quantum physicist David Bohm called the implicate (enfolded) order—the underlying reality—and the explicate (unfolded) order—the physical world and everyday reality. The inner, the outer. The non-local and the local mind.

Ever since, I’ve paid close attention to events like this. Especially those involving car batteries.

UPDATE: September 2018

On the morning of 9/1, I drove Megan over to an apartment building where she had to walk a dog. We were going to meet Rob in Cassadaga, then head out to look at some homes in possible areas for our move. Nika, Megan’s dog, and I waited in the car outside the building while she went in to get the dog.

15 minutes later, Megan hops into the car. I turn the key in the ignition. Oops. No go. Megan goes inside the building to see if she can get jumper cables, Rob drives over, we jump the battery and make it back to her house. The battery dies again. We head off for our day and when we get back that evening call AAA. The battery was less than 3 years old, so they install a new one.

Not sure what this incident was about on a synchro level. But  it’s also a synchro that it happened within 72 hours of my writing this post about the dead battery more than 20 years ago. That capitalized S in the post title is what I added with my update.

 

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Florence?

So far in this hurricane season, the Atlantic basin has been lucky. It’s been quiet. Maybe that’s the way nature balances itself after a horrendous hurricane season in 2017 that set records. That flooded Houston. Destroyed Puerto Rico’s infrastructure. Did some major damage to our house. The damage to our place is now in the process of repair – new roof, new dry board, new paint job. But Puerto Rico is still suffering and the death toll there has been adjusted – from 64 to nearly 3,000.

But here we are in early September, when the hurricane season tends to ramp up, and we have a potential cyclone coming off the coast of Africa. Notice the terminology. Potential. The National Hurricane Center predicts that at day 5 (today) there’s a 90 percent chance of development. But notice that in the graphic, the system begins turning toward the west northwest, but is still well away from the U.S. mainland. If it remains on that course shown in the graphic, it looks like it might hit North Carolina.

I’m writing this on August 30. Today, September 5, how do things look? Well, somewhat better in terms of forecast:

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Social Media

One day, I posted the cover of Aliens in the Backyard on Instagram. It was next to some photos of Golden Retrievers, covers from other books, an astrological chart of the solar eclipse on August 11. So some guy comments on the picture: Your IG (Instagram) is dope. What’s your story?

HIS story is – no kidding – “Just trying to play a super hero in a movie.”

But his remark made me think of an episode in Black Mirror, where everything in your life – from getting a job to obtaining a mortgage to leasing an apartment and eating at a restaurant – depends on your social standing. Your brand. Your story. In the episode, your social standing was, well, everything.  

Today on Sirius radio, I heard an MSNBC host talking about how Don Trump Jr’s brand went over well with his dad’s base. His brand, as defined through the number of his Twitter and Instagram followers, connected with people in that base. I was struck by how this all smacked of high school popularity contests or sororities and fraternities when I was in college. But with an important difference. With social media, you can buy followers. Doing so is supposedly against Instagram’s policies, but I frequently get messages about increasing “my profile” by buying followers.

Who are these bought followers? I Googled the question, but the only links that came up were for places where I could buy followers and why I should or should not do it. But if I do buy, then I should buy active Instagram accounts not inactive.  Huh? Under the why I should buy was a link about how increased Instagram followers meant you were an “influencer” – someone other people should pay attention to  because of… well, the number of your followers. Surely, that number must mean something, right?

Recently, I wrote a post about a woman with 12 million Instagram followers – enough to deem her an Instagram celebrity – who made a stink on a commercial flight. Her Instagram profile says she’s a fitness instructor, but most of the photos seem to be of her prominent butt. I get that Stephen King and J.K. Rowling have zillions of followers. They actually have accomplished something – great books!

But I don’t understand the big butt having 12 million followers or why Don Jr – a guy who hunts big game for pleasure and fun – has so many followers that he’s considered an “influencer.”

All of this brought me back to the question by the Instagram guy who’s “just trying to play a super hero in a movie.”  What’s my story? What’s your story? Don’t most of us have more than a single story?

That typewriter at the top of the post belonged to my dad. It’s a Hermes 2000, where he typed his impressions as an American living in Venezuela in the mid-20th century. Like you and me, his story is multifaceted and that, I think, is where most social media falls short. No one has just a single story, a single brand, a single passion. Our personal stories change as we evolve, as our insights deepen over time, and our passions expand.

No one’s identity is defined by Instagram or Twitter, Facebook or Snapchat or any other app. All are useful in one way or another for creative self-expression, business, public relations. But once we believe that any of them embody everything we are as spiritual beings in a physical universe, then we’re in deep trouble. And if we, as a society, allow social media to define who we are, that trouble gets ugly. We become sycophants just as shallow as those old high school yearbooks that declared so and so as “most likely to succeed,” or “most popular.”

So I think about that guy’s question: What’s your story? My response was writer of fiction and non-fiction.  That doesn’t even scratch the surface but Instagram doesn’t care. Give me a photo, words of wisdom, advice, Instagram says, and I’ll make you famous.

 

 

 

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Astrological Archetypes

Aries: I’m the Star Trek motto, going where no one else has gone before. Cross me and I’ll mow you down. I don’t give a shit.

Taurus: I cultivate and civilize what Aries discovers. I’ve also got some secrets that no one will uncover.  I’m vying with Scorpio for the most stubborn sign. Give me a plot of land and I’ll bring you food, sustenance.

Gemini: I collect information and then disseminate it, far and wide. I’m the messenger who takes what Aries discovers and what Taurus cultivates, and hand it off to Cancer. Ha. But hey, I also seduce you with my words and my stories.

Cancer: Ha? Bro, you need therapy, honest introspection. I embrace Aries, Taurus, even you, Gemini. Let me help you. I am MOM. I am TRUST.  I am NURTURING LOVE

Leo: Seriously? This is a real conversation? C’mon, you guys. Let’s go party with Sadge. Let me lead you. Let me show you how.

Virgo: Details, folks, details. How does  the mosaic fit together? How do all these intricate pieces create a whole? Why do I feel like I’m out here on a limb by myself? Huh?

Libra:  Banging my gavel, listen up. Each of you has a piece of the cosmic puzzle, okay? Now, can we all be friends? Please? Can we go find something to do that we all love?

Scorpio: OMG. They’re all missing the point, the absolute bottom line. It’s mythological, you idiots. Profound. Wake up! We’re trapped in the matrix. Who’s leading us out of this weirdness?

Sagittarius: I’ve got tickets to a vision quest on the island of Mykonos in Greece. Give me mushrooms and let’s  go find the truth. All of you are my friends  until you prove to be otherwise and then, oh yeah, dudes, bye-bye.

Capricorn:  I’m scaling mountains one painful step at a time and you guys want to trip  in Greece? Why? Convince me that I should go.  Explain it. Lay out your case. How does this enhance my resume?

Aquarius: Cappy, c’mon,  You have ambition but lack vision. You have goals but don’t understand your personal quest. Your endurance is unsurpassed but…where’s your passion? Me, I’m into the family of man. Give me your visionaries…

Pisces:  C’mon, you guys. All of you. Let’s go dance with the collective. Let’s be visionaries and optimists. Let’s go find a woods or an ocean and meditate and dream  and visualize what we desire. A planet united.

 

 

 

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