“Ertrinken. Versinken. Unbewusst. Hochste Lust!””To drown. To sink Unconscious. O Greatest Bliss!”Final words of both the character of Isolde and the climactic ending of Richard Wagner’s Neptunian masterpiece, “Tristan und Isoolde” One would be extremely hard pressed to find an individualized artwork or item deemed a masterpiece that fulfills a large number of artistic and […]Read more "Transformational Ecstasy: Neptunian Bliss Embodied by Jessye Norman’s Performance of Wagner’s “Liebestod”"
What makes Barber’s music and Agee’s words stand apart from most artistic works considered to be “American cultural treasures” is that both artistic greats were born under Mutable signs and their conjoined efforts resulted in a Mutable masterpiece of music that has established itself as an everlasting fixture within the canon of American composition.
Read more "Knoxville: Summer of 1915 – Seasonal Inspiration During A Time of Plague"
Just like in 2020, many of the world’s Saint Patrick’s Day festivities will be significantly reduced or outright cancelled this year – Leading one to compare and contrast the times which have dealt with: a Pandemic Saint Paddy’s DayRead more "Synchronous Sentiments on a Pandemic St. Paddy’s Day"
“Loose talk about proposals for negotiations is irresponsible. We agreed that it is now time for Boris Johnson to produce his own proposals in writing – if they exist. If no proposals are received by the end of September, then it’s over.”
– Atti Rinne, Prime Minister of Finland and current President of the European Union with Emmanuel Macron, President of France at a Paris press conference on September 18th, 2019.
Going by the words of the EU President Atti Rinne said on September 18th, it appears Britain’s current Prime Minister hasn’t even gotten around to putting any of the United Kingdom’s concerns in writing at this beyond critical stage of the Brexit game.Read more "Brexit’s Imminent Arrival & Great Britain’s Political State of Inertia – Part II"
Did you ever wonder why Christmas falls on the same day of the year but Easter doesn’t?
Why does Easter have bunnies delivering eggs? Bunnies don’t lay eggs….do they?
What’s with all the pastels?
Why is lamb eaten at Easter and not rabbit?
These and many other nagging holiday questions are addressed in Brad Kronen’s book “The Astrology of Easter & Other Holy-days”. And Kronen doesn’t put all of his eggs in just one holiday basket. The renowned astrologer looks at other holidays that are considered religious “holy-days” which admittedly are obscure and barely known by the general public but are rich in traditions based in religion, history, and astrology as well. Holy-days such as:
St. Patrick’s Day, Michaelmas, as well as the Feast of St. Lucy.Read more "Brad Kronen Explores Holidays that are Holy Days with his book “The Astrology of Easter & Other Holy-Days”"
In this unique and informative book, renowned astrologer Brad Kronen reveals that the 1846 discovery of the planet Neptune and its subsequent influence on one of the greatest periods of human creativity otherwise known as The Romantic Age are events that cannot be considered as random or chance happenings. Kronen shows these two seminal occurrences […]Read more "Brad Kronen Proudly Presents his book “The Discovery of Neptune & Its Ensuing Romantic Age”"
Dispelling the Nimbus Cloud: Eva Braun’s Role of Reversal in the Mythology of Adolf Hitler by Brad Kronen A firmly anchored Eva Braun keeps a tight grip on her man for him to stay humanly grounded. Truth be told, coming into the Second World War, Adolf Hitler did not have the best romance record. With […]Read more "Dispelling the Nimbus Cloud: Eva Braun’s Role of Reversal in the Mythology of Adolf Hitler"
Their highly charged romance has been described as “the Romeo and Juliet of the 20th century” and their conjoined artistry has been likened to “a poetic powerhouse rivaled only by Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning”. Despite all the literary and poetic accolades heaped upon the two, the relationship between the greatest poets of their Age, Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, is made hollow by the nature of the couple’s highly tragic Fate.
To be expected, the marriage between these Fixed sign intellectuals appears to have always been fueled by both the Leo’s and Scorpio’s inherently intense passions but even with that said, your Author must emphasize the following astrological relationship rule:
A marriage between two Fixed Signs is never “easy” by virtue of the varying degree of “challenge” that is constantly present.
And a marriage between two Fixed Signs who are each important in their own individualized right that has no sense of compromise between the two, is undoubtedly doomed.Read more "Death & The Maidens – Sylvia Plath, Assia Wevill, and Ted Hughes"
The film which won the Academy Award for “Best Motion Picture” for the year 1939 was based on a novel by the same name. Nearly everyone who read the tale by the life-long Atlanta native, Margaret Mitchell presumed “Gone with the Wind” was a fictionalized historical novel which focused on the Civil War Era. Few realize the one and only work published by Mitchell is also an astrological piece as well, where astrology is subtly interwoven throughout the story’s plot.
It is the astrological dynamics brought to life through the relationships established by the story’s cast of characters that make this film truly great, despite the novel’s historical inaccuracies and naively idealistic perspective about the antebellum South.Read more "Gone with the Wind: An Astrological Work of Art, Part I, Aries – Cancer"
Diplomacy in the Land of Morning Calm: Summit Talks between North and South Korea Part II by Brad Kronen The leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un (left) meets at the demilitarized zone border to shake hands with the leader of South Korea, Moon Jae-in (right) at the historic summit meeting the two Koreas on April […]Read more "Diplomacy in the Land of Morning Calm – Summit Talks between North and South Korea, Part II"
The holiday known as St. Patrick’s Day is much more than just rowdy leprechauns and even rowdier parade goers – March 17th celebrates the life of an actual man whose exemplary deeds and actions elevated him to sainthood.Read more "The Truth Behind Saint Patrick’s Day"
Brad Kronen presents the archived recordings from his “Welcome to the Zodiac“(WTZ) series, a group of 12 introductory lectures originally broadcasted on blogtalkradio.com, each dedicated to one of the 12 signs of the Zodiac. In each show, Brad explains everything you’d ever want or needed to know about those particular residents of that cosmic wheel […]Read more "Brad Kronen’s Welcome to the Zodiac Series – Pisces"
Einstein & Oppenheimer: O Brave, New, and Scientifically Deadly World by Brad Kronen Without a doubt, two of the greatest minds of the 20th century were Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer. Why is it then that in the 21st century only one of these two Titans of intellectual genius has become a household name loved […]Read more "Einstein & Oppenheimer: O Brave, New, and Scientifically Deadly World"
With Taurus’ key phrase being “I HAVE” the steadfast and hearty Bull has long symbolized abundance and financial security: from the Biblical worship of the Golden Calf to the Bull in the china shop commercials of Merrill Lynch, even as a description when the stock market is on an upswing whenever we employ the word “Bullish”.Read more "Brad Kronen’s Welcome to the Zodiac Series – Taurus"
Hardly anyone realizes that “I Love Lucy” was Lucille Ball’s last attempt to salvage her marriage, which by the time her show premiered, was close to being thoroughly disintegrated.Read more "Booze, Broads, & Babalu – The Marriage of Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz"
2016 marks the 10th Anniversary of the untimely death of Steve Irwin, one of the world’s most beloved wild life experts and conservationists. Steve’s indefatigable energy and contagious enthusiasm for the natural world was like no other and his larger than life personality is still very much missed to the present day.Read more "Steve Irwin – Ambassador to the Natural World & Beyond"
The volley of debate behind Neptune’s rightful discoverer is reduced to lesser significance when realizing not long after humanity discovered its existence, Neptune transited through its own sign of Pisces. From 1847 to 1861 the Watery Planet’s energies were at their strongest potency over the residents of Earth. A period of heightened creativity began where masterpieces were made within every creative art form known to Man otherwise known as The Romantic Age.
A similar influence of the Watery Planet’s energies is currently taking place now within the 21st century. This same cosmic current will be a major force of creative and cultural influence as Neptune transits through its own sign from now until 2025.Read more "The Romantic Age – When Neptune served as Mankind’s Muse"
“It is an error to believe that the Roman Pontiff can and ought to reconcile himself to, and agree with, progress, liberalism, and contemporary civilization.” – Pope Pius IX Pope – from the Greek root, “Pappas”, meaning Father Catholic – from the Latin root,“Catholicus” meaning Universal in extent, or of interest to all. February 28th, […]Read more "The Prophecies of St. Malachy & The Future of the Vatican, Part III"
In Astrology, as in Life, Religion and Spirituality are two separate concepts. The former pertains to anything associated with an organized religion. The latter implies an esoteric sense of well being that is Universal in nature, whose essence isn’t attached to any pre-established doctrines, as the former does. The former is firmly rooted within the […]Read more "The Prophecies of St. Malachy & The Future of the Vatican, Part II"
Originally written when Pope Benedict XVI announced his abdication as Pontiff in February of 2013. “My great idea is that we must forgive the Pope. First of all, he needs it more than anyone else. Besides, it is the only way of placing oneself above him.” – Albert Camus “He thought he saw an Argument, […]Read more "The Prophecies of St. Malachy & the Future of the Vatican, Part I"
September 23rd, 1846.
Despite Mankind’s working knowledge of the Universe being expanded upon with the observational discovery of the planet Neptune that day, the heavenly body’s rightful discoverer remains a source of heated debate up until the very present.
Not long after its discovery , the Watery Planet’s creative influences would fully manifest themselves on Earth. Seven months following its existence being made known to humanity, Neptune transited its ruling sign of Pisces and a period of heightened creativity began where masterpieces were made within every creative art form known to Man otherwise known as The Romantic Age.Read more "The Discovery of Neptune – A mini-Drama of Hazy Misperception & Heated Debate"
Brad opens his big judgemental mouth regarding his thoughts about the planet Saturn, which is legally nicknamed “the Lord of Karma” being placed in the sign of its exaltation, the Scales of Justice, better known as Libra.Read more "….”And Justice For All”, Brad’s Thoughts regarding Saturn in Libra"
With words like “Sun”, “Star”, and “Shine”often used to describe the Solar ruled personality, everything is lit up, out in the open, and on display for all to see. But nothing in the Universe can be that strongly one dimensional all the time nor can anything be so powerfully placed in the positive spectrum without there being some kind of opposing balance or without burning out altogether.Read more "Born Beneath a Self Combusting Sun: Arnold, Bill, Martha, and Monica"
The woman who set the example of so many Political “firsts” has been the inspirational source for many of the biggest political trail blazers of today.Read more "“MRS.” PRESIDENT: The Political Trials & Triumphs of Shirley Chisholm, The “First” Lady of American Politics"
Locking Goat Horns – Boxing and The Greatest Capricorn Fighters of the 20th Century by: Brad Kronen The Three Fighting Goat Boys – Joe Frazier (left), born January 12th, George Foreman (center), born January 10th, and Muhammad Ali (right), born January 17th. Street Fighting versus the Art of Boxing The former deals primarily with Luck. […]Read more "Locking Goat Horns – Boxing and The Greatest Capricorn Fighters of the 20th Century"
The listing of both male and female celebrities born with the planet Uranus placed in the sign of Taurus spans across many areas of life and is comprised of different facets of talent and fame, but one trait is certain among all of them : while working at their craft to be some of the best in their chosen field, they all are beautiful in their own right.Read more "O Brave! and Beautiful? New World! Celebrities Born With Uranus in Taurus – Part II: Male Celebrities"
A cartoon of Uranus’ “Frankenstein” Moon, MirandaRead more "O Brave! and Beautiful? New World! Celebrities Born with Uranus in Taurus- Part I: Famous Females"
Recent veteran testimonials reveal Prince Philip’s heroic thoughts and actions during World War II..Read more "Royal Blush: Thoughts about Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh"