Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Re-Structuring

Dear Readers,

As many of you know now this blog has a new name Earthly Harmony.  Thanks to the numerous transits going on right now I have had the opportunity to reflect on where I want to take this blog and how it is laid out.  The new name fits perfectly with my goals however some of how the blog has been laid out prior to now just really didn't fit my long term goals.  This is why many of you are seeing the words "under construction" a lot right now.

Through my research on a vast number of topics I am starting to see connections.  A grand design and pattern to it all.  An intricately woven blanket you might say.  The way the blog was set up did not reflect this thinking and imagery at all.  There for I am changing the way my pages are laid out.  The end results will be very satisfying I am sure. 

Just like we have many goals in our individual lives so do the living and even non-living things around us have more than one purpose.  To say a Green Bean's only purpose is to be eaten is kind of like saying a woman's only purpose is to bear children.  Now we all know that is not true.  There for I have changed the way this blog speaks of living and non living things.  I am currently restructuring the information I have already provided as well as linking them with in the articles to help you see the connections I have made.   I only have a limited amount of time to work on these posts and it has been quite hectic to do them with the local school cancelations due to weather.  So when my time is up I write "under construction" so that you know there is definitely more coming, very, very soon.  This may seem like a slow process but I do want to still work on new material for all of you as well.  So please be patient with me…it is a fine balance of fixing the old and making room for the new so you can see the beautiful world I do.

Sincerely,
Christa Chandler

P.S.  I have a lot of books to read and I am finding common themes in them.  I hope you enjoy this new structure as it is finished.  I will connect the common themes a lot better.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Minerals

Minerals are every where around us.  They make up almost everything.  When one or more elements naturally combine to make something inorganic (not living) the result is a mineral.  For example coal is not a mineral because it is made out of the decay of organic items like plants.  According to geology.com the requirements that must be fulfilled for something to be called a mineral are:
Naturally occurring
Inorganic (not alive)
Solid
Definite chemical composition
Ordered internal structure
Even though liquid water does not meet these requirements ice does.  Therefore even ice is considered a mineral.
Minerals have many uses as building materials for roads and jewelry.  They are important substances in our diets.  Some even have spiritual or religious significance.  I will cover these uses in more detail while writing about specific minerals.
Minerals most usually take the form of rocks and crystals.  Gems are Minerals that are rare and expensive.  Some examples of these include:
Diamonds
Rubies
Emeralds
Some of these minerals are metallic such as:
Gold
Silver
The minerals that fulfill our dietary requirements are:
Iron
Calcium
Copper
Sulfur
Phosphorus
Magnesium
Plus many others
There are about 4,000 different minerals (too many to list here).  Some examples are:
Anhydrite
Apatite
Arsenopyrite
Augite
Azurite
Barite
Bauzite
Beryl
Biotite
Bornite
Calcite
Cassiterite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
Chlorite
Chromite
Chrysoberyl
Cinnabar
Copper
Cordierite
Corundum
Cuprite
Diamond
Diopside
Dolomite
Enstatite
Epidote
Fluorite
Galena
Garnet
Glauconite
Gold
Graphite
Gypsum
Halite
Hematite
Hornblende
Illmenite
Jadeite
Kyanite
Limonite
Magnesite
Megnetite
Malachite
Marcasite
Molydenite
Monazite
Muscovite
Nepheline
Olivine
Orthoclase
Plagioclase
Prehnite
Pyrite
Pyrophyllite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Rhodochrosite
Rhodonite
Rutile
Serpentine
Siderite
Silimanite
Silver
Sodalite
Sphalerite
Spinel
Spodumene
Staurolite
Sulfur
Sylvite
Talc
Titanite
Topaz
Tourmaline
Turquoise
Uraninite
Witherite
Wollastonite
Zircon
Zoisite

I chose to start learning about minerals and their uses through the Earthway book.  I hope to share with you the uses of minerals in nature and everyday life as I learn about specific minerals.  Looking forward to digging deeper into the knowledge the Earthway book has provided and sharing all I have learned.  Thank you for  reading.  Love and light to all.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Mutable Signs

    The four (quadruplicity) mutable  signs are:
    `  - Gemini
    c - Virgo
    i   - Pisces

    These signs represent the month that each season ends.  This time represents the time when you should complete all work of the current season to prepare for the coming season.  These signs are:
    Versatile
    Adaptable
    Changeable
    Subtle
    Sympathetic
    Intuitive
    Ingenious
    Flexible

    Used negatively:
    Deceptive
    Crafty
    Inconstant
    Undependable

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Pisces

i   - Pisces

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Western Tropical:
Pisces  is 3rd of 3 signs that make up the triplicity of the Water Element.  The elements describes the sign's temperament (a prevailing or dominant quality of mind that characterizes somebody). 
 
Pisces feels things very deeply.  They are very sensitive and emotional influenced easily by the environment.    They are responsive to this though causing them to be very intuitive and provide great powers of emotional and moral support.  However if their gifts are used in a negative way or if they are rubbed the wrong way they can become self-indulgent, self-pitying, and indecisive.
 
Pisces is 4th of 4 signs that make up the quadruplicity of the Mutable Quality (mode of operating in life).
 
They are always changing.  They are versatile, and adaptable.  Their flexibility combined with their intuitiveness create ingenious things and ideas.  They work subtly and sympathetically.
 
The book has not indicated that I should interpret anything yet.  However I do feel it would be good practice to try to combine these basics to understand the sign more fully.
 
 Water +  Mutable =
Pisces feels things very deeply.  They are very intuitive and they use this intuition to guide them in and changes that need to be made.  They are very responsive adapting what they must.  Their intuition combined with their versatility causes ideas that are ingenious.  They are very sensitive to the environment around them causing them to utilize their flexibility.  In subtle and sympathetic ways they offer great powers of emotional and moral support to everything they come into contact with.
 

Planetary Ruler:clip_image001Neptune

 
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Aquarius

h - Aquarius

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Western Tropical
Aquarius is 3rd of 3 signs that make up the triplicity of the Air Element.  The elements describes the sign's temperament (a prevailing or dominant quality of mind that characterizes somebody). 
 
Aquarius is very intellectual with great abstract reasoning skills allowing them to be very broadminded and idealistic.  They are very logical and have great communication skills.  They are unprejudiced allowing them to look at things in an objective way.  However if their gifts are used in a negative way or if they are rubbed the wrong way they can become very cold and impractical.
 
Aquarius is 4th of 4 signs the make up the quadruplicity of the Fixed Quality (mode of operating in life).
Aquarius is Determined, focused, and purposeful never wavering from their goal.  They accomplish things in a gradual yet stable way, penetrating the depths of what they are working on and remembering it in an excellent way.  They walk through life  with dignity.
 
 
The book has not indicated that I should interpret anything yet.  However I do feel it would be good practice to try to combine these basics to understand the sign more fully.
 Air +  Fixed =
Aquarius' intellect, abstract reasoning and logic penetrates the depths of everything.  They use these skills very purposefully.  They are great communicators and will remember almost everything you say.  They are very broadminded, unprejudiced and objective.  They move through life in a gradual and stable way.  Their focused and determined ways of doing things gives them great dignity.
 

Planetary Ruler:clip_image001Uranus

 
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Capricorn

g - Capricorn

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Western Tropical:

Capricorn is 3rd of 3 signs that make up the triplicity of the Earth Element.  The elements describes the sign's temperament (a prevailing or dominant quality of mind that characterizes somebody).

 Capricorn loves the Earth it is Earthy.  They are very sensual and love material comforts. have excellent recuperative powers probably because it knows how to conserve it's energy to use it in a practical way.  They are very dependable.  However if  it's gifts are used in a negative way or if it is rubbed the wrong way it can become dull.  Some see it as materialistic.

 

Capricorn is 4th of 4 signs that make up the quadruplicity of the Cardinal Quality (mode of operating in life).

Capricorn initiates things.  They move through life actively.  They are very ambitious, always wanting more, enthusiastically and passionately.  They are independent and quick minded.

 

The book has not indicated that I should interpret anything yet.  However I do feel it would be good practice to try to combine these basics to understand the sign more fully.

 

 Earth +  Cardinal =

Capricorn is very sensual and shows it through their passion.  They love material comforts and go after them ambitiously always wanting more.  They are very dependable and use their quick mind the best when working independently.  They are  practical and conservative with their energy allowing them to recuperate from their active lifestyle quickly.

 

Planetary Ruler: clip_image001Saturn

 

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Sagittarius

f - Sagittarius

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Western Tropical:
Sagittarius is 3rd of 3 signs that make up the triplicity of the Fire Element.  The elements describes the sign's temperament (a prevailing or dominant quality of mind that characterizes somebody). 
 
Sagittarius is fiery and enthusiastic, living life full of passion.  The true romantic.  They are spontaneous and Self-sufficient.  If  their talents are used negatively or if they are rubbed the wrong way they can become bossy and forceful.
 
Virgo is 3rd of 4 signs that make up the quadruplicity of the Mutable Quality (mode of operating in life).
 
They are always changing.  They are versatile, and adaptable.  Their flexibility combined with their intuitiveness create ingenious things and ideas.  They work subtly and sympathetically.
 
The book has not indicated that I should interpret anything yet.  However I do feel it would be good practice to try to combine these basics to understand the sign more fully.
 
 Fire +  Mutable =
They are spontaneous always changing things.  They are self-sufficient adapting to any situation in flexible versatile way.  They are the true fiery romantic and full of passion.  They use their intuition and ingeniousness in many ways.  Their sympathy has a charming subtle feel to it.
 

Planetary Ruler:clip_image001Jupiter

 
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Scorpio

e - Scorpio

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Western Tropical:
Scorpio  is 2nd of 3 signs that make up the triplicity of the Water Element.  The elements describes the sign's temperament (a prevailing or dominant quality of mind that characterizes somebody). 
 
Scorpio feels things very deeply.  They are very sensitive and emotional, influenced easily by the environment.    They are responsive to this though causing them to be very intuitive and provide great powers of emotional and moral support.  However if their gifts are used in a negative way or if they are rubbed the wrong way they can become self-indulgent, self-pitying, and indecisive.
 
Scorpio is 3rd of 4 signs the make up the quadruplicity of the Fixed Quality (mode of operating in life).
Determined, focused, and purposeful never wavering from their goal.  They accomplish things in a gradual yet stable way, penetrating the depths of what they are working on and remembering it in an excellent way.  They walk through life  with dignity.
 
The book has not indicated that I should interpret anything yet.  However I do feel it would be good practice to try to combine these basics to understand the sign more fully.
Scorpio is very responsive working in a determined, focused, and purposeful manner.  They are very emotionally and morally supportive and they never waver from this.  They feel things very deeply and use these feeling to penetrate the depths of everything around them especially the environment.  They  have an excellent memory.  I want to say they can even re-feel their memories.  They are very sensitive an emotional resulting in a gradual and stable approach to things.  When they listen to their intuition the walk with dignity.
 

Planetary Ruler:clip_image001Pluto

 
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Libra

d - Libra

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Western Tropical:
Libra is 2nd of 3 signs that make up the triplicity of the Air Element.  The elements describes the sign's temperament (a prevailing or dominant quality of mind that characterizes somebody). 
 
 Libra is very intellectual with great abstract reasoning skills allowing them to be very broadminded and idealistic.  They are very logical and have great communication skills.  They are unprejudiced allowing them to look at things in an objective way.  However if their gifts are used in a negative way or if they are rubbed the wrong way they can become very cold and impractical.
 
Libra is 3rd of 4 signs that make up the quadruplicity of the Cardinal Quality (mode of operating in life).
Libra Initiates things.  They move through life actively.  They are very ambitious, always wanting more, enthusiastically and passionately.  They are independent and quick minded.
 
The book has not indicated that I should interpret anything yet.  However I do feel it would be good practice to try to combine these basics to understand the sign more fully.
 
Libra's intellect and abstract reasoning skills allow them to think quickly.  Which matches their active life style.  Their idealistic broad mind causes them to initiate many things in a very ambitious way.  They are very logical and have great communication skills.  Their objective and unprejudiced personality allows them to be very enthusiastic and passionate.  They always seem to want more.
 

Planetary Ruler: clip_image001Venus

 
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Virgo

c - Virgo

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Western Tropical:
Virgo is 2nd of 3 signs that make up the triplicity of the Earth Element.  The elements describes the sign's temperament (a prevailing or dominant quality of mind that characterizes somebody). 
 
 Virgo loves the Earth it is Earthy.  Virgo is very sensual and loves material comforts.  It has excellent recuperative powers probably because it knows how to conserve it's energy to use it in a practical way.  It is very dependable.  However if  it's gifts are used in a negative way or if it is rubbed the wrong way it can become dull.  Some see it as materialistic.
 
Virgo is 2nd of 4 signs that make up the quadruplicity of the Mutable Quality (mode of operating in life).
 
They are always changing.  They are versatile, and adaptable.  Their flexibility combined with their intuitiveness create ingenious things and ideas.  They work subtly and sympathetically.
 
The book has not indicated that I should interpret anything yet.  However I do feel it would be good practice to try to combine these basics to understand the sign more fully.
Virgo is very sensual and shows it in subtle sympathetic ways.  They love material comforts and when they use their versatility,  adaptability and flexibility they obtain those material items they love  so much.  Don't let this adaptability fool you though their ingenious ideas and intuitiveness are very dependable.  They know how to conserve their energy which allows them very excellent recuperative powers.
 

Planetary Ruler:clip_image001Mecury

 
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Leo

b - Leo

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Western Tropical:

Leo is 2nd of 3 signs that make up the triplicity of the Fire Element.  The elements describes the sign's temperament (a prevailing or dominant quality of mind that characterizes somebody).  

 

Leo is fiery and enthusiastic, full of passion.  The true romantic.  Leo is spontaneous and Self-sufficient.  If  Leo's talents are used negatively or if they are rubbed the wrong way they can become bossy and forceful.

 

Leo is 2nd of 4 signs the make up the quadruplicity of the Fixed Quality (mode of operating in life).

 

Determined, focused, and purposeful never wavering from their goal.  They accomplish things in a gradual yet stable way, penetrating the depths of what they are working on and remembering it in an excellent way.  They walk through life  with dignity.

 

The book has not indicated that I should interpret anything yet.  However I do feel it would be good practice to try to combine these basics to understand the sign more fully.

 

Fire + Fixed=

They are fiery and enthusiastic toward their purposes in life.  They are spontaneous and deeply penetrate all pursuits of romance.  They are self-sufficient and able to focus on their goals in a determined and unwavering way.  They accomplish their goals in a gradual yet stable way.  They use their excellent memory frequently.  They walk through life feeling dignified.

 

Planetary Ruler: imageSun

 

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Cancer

a - Cancer

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Western Tropical:

Cancer is 1st of 3 signs that make up the triplicity of the Water Element.  The elements describes the sign's temperament (a prevailing or dominant quality of mind that characterizes somebody). 

 

Cancer feels things very deeply.  They are very sensitive and emotional influenced easily by the environment.    They are responsive to this though causing them to be very intuitive and provide great powers of emotional and moral support.  However if their gifts are used in a negative way or if they are rubbed the wrong way they can become self-indulgent, self-pitying, and indecisive.

 

Cancer is 2nd of 4 signs that make up the quadruplicity of the Cardinal Quality (mode of operating in life).

 

Cancer initiates things.  They move through life actively.  They are very ambitious, always wanting more, enthusiastically and passionately.  They are independent and quick minded.

 

The book has not indicated that I should interpret anything yet.  However I do feel it would be good practice to try to combine these basics to understand the sign more fully.

 

Cancer's deep feelings, sensitivity, and emotional  personality leads them to live a very passionate life .  They are intuitive and initiate emotional and moral support networks.  They are sensitive to their environment their quick mind causes them to ambitiously initiate any independent act that will change what they do not want. 

 

Planetary Ruler: imageMoon

 

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