Category: Inspiraven Babble

I want to build this

comments Comments Off on I want to build this
By , August 27, 2017

I wounder if it can be modular and scalable

Mercury goes Retrograde tomorrow

comments Comments Off on Mercury goes Retrograde tomorrow
By , April 27, 2016

mercuryMercury Retrograde April¬† 28 2016¬† 09:20¬† 23¬įTa36′ Retrograde
Mercury Direct May 22 2016¬† 05:20¬† 14¬įTa21′ Direct

blanket / ponchos

comments Comments Off on blanket / ponchos
By , March 28, 2016

Just finished two blanket/ponchos for Simon this week.



Started with eight 9 inch squares of black fleece.  I  sewed yarn around the edges then proceeded to crochet each, adding a layer to all of them before adding another.  I started in July 15 so it took eight months of intermittent crocheting.

Continued on until they were large enough to have a poncho with two in front and two in back.

The one on the right is slightly larger as it has an additional few  rows of gray all around the squares.
The last touch:


comments Comments Off on Mercury
By , January 24, 2016

mercuryMercury has been Retrograde since January  5.  Tomorrow, Mercury goes Direct.
Mercury Direct January 25 2016¬† 13:50¬† 14¬įCapricorn p55′ Direct.

Breathe deep until next time ( April  28 2016 )

*for more information on Mercury Retrograde, see the Mercury tag below this post

Mercury goes Retrograde January 5th, 2016

comments Comments Off on Mercury goes Retrograde January 5th, 2016
By , January 4, 2016

mercuryMercury Mercury Retrograde January¬† 5¬† 2016¬† 05:06¬† 01¬įAquarius 01′ Retrograde
Mercury Direct January 25 2016¬† 13:50¬† 14¬įCapricorn p55′ Direct

*for more information on Mercury Retrograde, see the Mercury tag below this post

I Ching: Book of Changes 

By , December 18, 2015

I always recommend this book, by this author to people working with the I Ching.  Today on a hunch, I went looking in the gadget world.  Sure enough, there is one for all sorts of apps.  (iPad, Phone, Kindle, Nook, or Android)

 (look for this image on Google Play)

via:¬†I Ching: Book of Changes ‚ėĮ – Android Apps on Google Play

just funky to look at

comments Comments Off on just funky to look at
By , October 27, 2015


Harbin Hot Springs ravaged by Valley Fire

By , September 14, 2015


MIDDLETOWN, Lake County ‚ÄĒ Harbin Hot Springs, a tranquil health resort with clothing-optional communal soaking pools in this Lake County town, was a favorite destination for those on a holistic pilgrimage into serene rural California. The devastation at Harbin at first wasn‚Äôt immediately known after the 61,000-acre fire ripped through Middletown, Cobb and the rural areas around the expansive resort.


Power poles and wires collapsed along Highway 109 blocking firefighters and reporters from getting into the area northeast of Middletown where the resort once stood. A Chronicle reporter hiked half a mile past a downed electrical lines early Monday to the once luxurious campus of pools, meditation gardens, camping areas and fountains. ‚ÄúHarbin‚Äôs center is maintained and operated by more than 100 residents who share the duties of preserving this land as a healing retreat,‚ÄĚ the company said on its website. After the fire hit, Harbin posted an alert on its website saying, A wildfire forced evacuation of Harbin Hot Springs, Middletown, and neighboring areas on 9/12.

Source: Famed Harbin Hot Springs ravaged by Valley Fire

Venus Retrograde July 25 to September 6, 2015

comments Comments Off on Venus Retrograde July 25 to September 6, 2015
By , July 25, 2015

Venus Retrograde ¬† ¬† ¬†July 25 to September 6, 2015 ¬† ¬†¬†14¬į Leo to 1¬į Virgo


“What is Venus Retrograde? Occasionally, Venus appears to be moving backwards in the sky. “Appears” is the key word here, because, technically speaking, no planet actually moves backwards in their orbits around the Sun. In fact, they don’t even slow down. Retrograde-station-direct cycles are essentially illusions that result from our point of view from Earth, simply because the Earth is also orbiting the Sun at a different speed than the other planets. Venus is Retrograde approximately 40-43 days every 18 months.

As the planet of love and values, Venus retrograde periods are times when we re-assess what–and who–we value. It is a period that most astrologers consider inopportune for getting married or starting a new relationship. Financial undertakings are not advised during this period as well.”



“When Venus is retrograde, it provides lessons in evaluating the real worth and value of people and things in our life (Taurus-Libra issues). With existing relationships, this cycle produces experiences wherein it is easier to discern the relative worth and value of these people in your life.
Discrimination is more effective. You become readily aware of any problems, differences or unresolved issues.

It is NOT a time, however, to act upon any unfavorable awareness. It is purely a time of evaluation rather than direct action. As little frictions and disagreements crop up, they serve to remind you that the relationship is not perfect. Under the retrograde influence, you must assess the severity of the problem and the ‚Äúcost-benefit‚ÄĚ of the relationship. Only after Venus turns direct should you initiate any alienation if this is deemed necessary.”



While Venus is retrograde, old friends and/or lovers may reenter one’s life. During this period, financial returns are apt to be delayed and affection is more difficult to receive and express. Beginning a new relationship, buying luxury items and investing in objects of art or items of beauty is generally discouraged during the retrograde period.

Venus retrograde is a good time to reflect on your values, to review your relationships and to donate your energy to a charitable cause.

This Venus retrograde takes place in the sign of Capricorn, promoting serious relationships and practical values. There is a yearning for stability that can leave you feeling alone even among friends. The need for responsibility is highlighted, which often leads to long term committments. This is an excellent time to review the quality of love in your professional life, value the beauty of simplicity, and to demonstrate your respect for your loved ones.



see also
Venus Retrograde ‚Äď Unfinished Business

Full Moon July 31 2015 ‚Äď Blue Moon Blues