Happy Autumn, Everyone! It’s the first week of October and for many of us this time of year is a reminder to begin motivating ourselves in preparation for a particular seasonal activity – Christmas Shopping! Brad thought he would ease some of the potential Yuletide pressure by letting everyone know his astrological dating guide […]Read more "Brad Kronen’s Astrological Dating Guide “Love in the Stars” Now Individually Tailor Made for each Zodiacal Sign!"
For my most beloved and highly anticipated of holidays, aka All Hallow’s Eve, I felt the need to begin a new tradition akin to the 12 Days of Christmas and have called it “The 11 Days of Diabolical Doom”. In preparation for the bestest holiday in all the known Universe, I have compiled some of my all-time favorite horror generating images which have cost me at least one good night’s sleep in nail biting anxiety after first viewing.
View them if you dare.Read more "Brad Kronen’s Countdown to Halloween – The 11 Days of Diabolical Doom"
The graciously mild mannered sign known for its knack of avoiding confrontation better than any given Walmart entrance equally possesses the potential to confront the powers that be with an in-your-face aggressiveness that would make even The Donald himself run for cover. The sign that usually needs a full change of seasons before deciding upon anything remotely definitive can become radically decisive at will should they believe the concepts of Peace or Justice to be at stake.Read more "Libra – The Radically Extremist Sign of Peace, Truth, and Justice"
Renowned astrologer 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 […]Read more "Brad Kronen’s Welcome to the Zodiac Series – Libra"
Death & The Maidens: Sylvia Plath, Assia Wevill, & Ted Hughes by Brad Kronen Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath in their Boston apartment, 1958 “Can you understand? Someone, somewhere, can you understand me a little, love me a little? For all my despair, for all my ideals, for all that – I […]Read more "Death & The Maidens – Sylvia Plath, Assia Wevill, and Ted Hughes"
Dispelling the Nimbus Cloud: Eva Braun’s Role in the Mythology of Adolf Hitler by Brad Kronen A solidly 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 in the Mythology of Adolf Hitler"
Part II left off after the emergence of a new layer of Hell which Roman Polanski was forced to face, that being Life following the gruesome murders of his wife Sharon Tate and unborn son. As this series has repeatedly shown, the man has been no stranger to horrific tragedy but it must be said the continuity of tragic theme throughout his life is nothing short of astounding when considering his pregnant wife’s murder to that of his pregnant mother’s untimely death in Auschwitz, to even the subject matter of the film he had just finished directing before calamity struck where in “Rosemary’s Baby” a pregnant woman is besieged by the followers of a Satanic cult. This thread of tragic theme is reflected in Polanski’s chart with the most elevated planet being the Moon, the planet of motherhood and pregnancy conjunct the planet of death and anything of cult-like status, Pluto by one degree.
The aspect about the myth of Persephone which I find most fascinating can also be directly applied to the life of Roman Polanski. What binds Persephone to the Underworld is the eating of six seeds which can be interpreted as the innocently pure maiden ingesting the darkness of her captor and it taking hold or in the literal sense takes “seed” to further grow in her psyche. Said another way by being exposed to Hades/Pluto’s violence, lust, and assertion of power, Persephone has the potential for those very same Plutonian expressions at her disposal since she has eaten that which comes from the Lord of the Underworld’s domain. In the same vein, as a helpless child the director had his mother taken from him, followed later by both his wife and helpless unborn child being destroyed, yet when the opportunity arose Mr. Polanski as a 43 year old adult at the time felt the impulsive need to sexually dominate a victim who was herself, a mere child.Read more "Roman Polanski: The Ever Elusive Search for Security, Part III"
As with anything possessing key significance within the Universe, Pluto’s conjunction to the Moon has repercussions in both the positive and negative spectrums for Polanski. The primal power created by their conjunction in the positive spectrum enabled the man to survive both his childhood and the War. Yet the Moon being placed next to Pluto produced repercussions deep within the negative spectrum that have held influence over the darkest depths of Polanski’s psyche, causing him to act from a place of pure impulse with no rational thought or moral sense of judgement being applied whenever triggered. All in all the repercussions from both spectrums would indicate that Roman Polanski has existed in a state of inner unrest for most of his life.
Inner unrest that throughout the course of his life would drive him to search for that most elusive treasure which lies beneath the Moon’s domain – the inner peace and fulfilling contentment brought about by emotional security.Read more "Roman Polanski: The Ever Elusive Search for Security, Part II"
There are some people in this world whose lives are not to be believed. With a statement of that kind, one immediately assumes a reference is being made to those who are maverick rogues or bold adventurers due to the automatic presumption their lives are THAT exciting and function wholly within the positive spectrum of things.
Not so with Roman Polanski.
Practically from the moment the man entered this plane of existence, he was forced to face horrors so profoundly disturbing, one has a hard time accepting the fact these various layers of Hell were all experienced by the same individual over the course of just his life span.Read more "Roman Polanski: The Ever Elusive Search for Security, Part I"
Seeing Red: The Myth of Persephone by Brad Kronen A painting whose creator is unknown depicting Persephone’s abduction by Hades and his herd of “nightmares”. Your author presumed the woman in the water on the far left represented the goddess Demeter trying to save her daughter. Not so, after further research into different variations on […]Read more "Seeing Red: The Myth of Persephone"