The union between the King and Queen of France, Louis XVI and his wife, Marie Antoinette sets a memorable standard on how NOT to behave within a partnership be it via a marriage or a monarchy. For not only did the relationship between the 18th century rulers not survive due to both parties repeating negative behavior cycles inherent within their Virgo Scorpio union, their cyclical blunders were the cause behind neither of the two royals surviving at all.
The King and Queen’s failure to trust each other along with their inability to communicate openly and honestly between themselves are the key factors which make their royal partnership one of the most tragic (and gruesome) examples of its kind in all of Western History.
Read more "Valentine Words of Warning – Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette: How NOT to behave within a Partnered Relationship or Reign of Rulership"
Despite its monumental significance, the event which occurred on that Cancerian day back in 1858 came and went with barely a whisper and with hardly anyone even taking notice.
Read more "July 1st, 1858: The Most Importantly Insignificant Day in Human History"
The dichotomy of differences between the personal lives of Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, made them not only appear truly odd together as a couple, it must additionally be stated neither was the other’s first choice for a romantic partner.
Much like their opposing backgrounds, History has placed nearly every one of President Lincoln’s deeds through a predominantly positive lens, while dualistically the vast majority of his wife’s actions have been put through a filter that’s as unattractive as it is thoroughly negative.
Astrologically, the Lincolns’ historical personae reflect the inherently best and worst aspects of the signs each was born under.
Read more "Abraham & Mary Todd Lincoln: Constancy in the face of Dualistic Decimation"
Philip Glass: Music’s New Frontier in the Age of Aquarius by Brad Kronen “And now, South Park Elementary presents the happy, non-offensive, non-denominational Christmas Play, with music and lyrics by New York minimalist composer, Philip Glass!” [Philip Glass moves into position and begins playing keyboards. The curtains draw back, and the kids look out […]
Read more "Philip Glass: Music’s New Frontier in the Age of Aquarius"
The Mozarts may not be remembered as one of the greatest romances of all time however their relationship is one of History’s best examples of a Saturnine union bestowed with the gift of constancy. Coupled Constancy, which must be said, ensured some of the most sublime music ever written be made accessible for all the world to hear, now and for generations to come.
Read more "Wolfgang & Constanze Mozart – A Union of Unromantic Constancy"
Fiercest of Friends or Isolated Iconoclast?
“Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I, to my friends.”
– Virginia Woolf, Aquarian
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
– Thomas Edison, Aquarian
“True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.”
Read more "Brad Kronen’s Welcome to the Zodiac Series – Aquarius"
– Edith Wharton, Aquarian
Capricorn may be the sign of Jupiter’s “fall”, another way of saying the planet’s most challenging environment for its energies to function in, but we must keep in mind, Jupiter is the planet of Abundance and provides Luck, Blessings, and positive energy wherever its location in the Heavens.
The Great Benefic’s “good stuff” will still accompany the largest planet in our Solar System as it transits through the sign of its fall, aka Capricorn, but much like that sign’s overall style of dress, Jupiter’s abundance will mirror their new surroundings by becoming more demure and toned down versus vibrantly overt or flashy.
With that in mind, those who are natural risk takers or extremely lucky by nature may perceive the King of Planet’s upcoming transit as a period completely void of the Jupiterian “good stuff”. The Great Benefic’s luck and blessings will still be present but in a more subtle, far less obvious way.
Conversely, those who believe themselves to be naturally unlucky may be pleasantly surprised during Jupiter’s upcoming transit through the sign of its fall that not only has their usual bout of bad luck subsided but that a noticeable change of good fortune has finally come their way.
Read more "Luck Gets Lean and Mean: Jupiter Transits Capricorn, Part II – Societal Predictions"
For the duration of the calendar year of 2020, Lady Luck will try her utmost to keep that one business outfit she owns relatively clean as she starts her full time corporate temp job that will require some major work hours but with no overtime pay….
Read more "Luck Gets Lean and Mean: Jupiter Transits Capricorn December 2, 2019 – December 19, 2020, Part I"
The planet known as “The Great Benefic”, Jupiter may be the “King of Planets” but the planet known as “The Great Malefic”, aka Saturn now has more courtiers. Citizens of Earth, let it be known that the planetary spotlight that was taken up for so long by Jupiter, the King of Everything has now been usurped as of this past October 7th! With it being officially announced that 20 new moons orbit around the ringed planet, Saturn currently has the most Moons of 82 edging out Jupiter’s long time record of 79. The ringed planet now bears another title of distinction as the newly crowned “King of Moons”.
Read more "All Hail the Newly Crowned King of Moons!"
When Shirley Verrett switched fachs from mezzo-soprano to soprano much of the opera world didn’t know what to think since hardly ever did a singer make such a drastic transition while still in their vocal prime. One can only assume the constant hemming and hawing from those associated with such a pristine art form that got shaken up over the slightest bit of change must have worn out La Verrett over time. I made this presumption after walking along the fountained plaza of Lincoln Center one day in the late 1980’s to see banners being newly put on display along the cultural center’s entire perimeter which stated in big bold letters:
“SHIRLEY VERRETT – SINGER”
To which I murmured aloud, “What vocal coglioni!”
(If you’re not sure what that foreign word means, good.)
Through those simply worded banners, Shirley Verrett was telling every nay-sayer in the classical world in no uncertain terms to Fach Off.
Read more "Shirley Verrett – Artistic Versatility at its Penultimate Best"
“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"
With less than a month to go as the imminent deadline of October 31st draws ever nearer for Great Britain to make its final decision whether to retain an active role within the European Union, it’s still anyone’s guess if the United Kingdom goes forward into the future allied with the EU or whether the sovereign nation chooses to withdraw from this European conglomeration of countries and in effect opts to “Brexit”.
Read more "Brexit’s Imminent Arrival & Great Britain’s Political State of Inertia – Part I"
Hot off the press. It’s a Halloween hit of horrifying proportions.
A BOOK SIGNING!
for Brad Kronen’s Latest Book
“We All **SCREAM** for Halloween!
(And Hold our Breath for Christmas)”
Venture into the night and meet the man who is making everyone SCREAM for Halloween!
Thursday, October 24th, 2019 6 – 8 PM
Mystic Journey Bookstore
1624 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice, California 90291
Read more "A Brad Kronen Book Signing for his latest book “We All SCREAM for Halloween”!"