The Demi-Date or Half (Shadow) Birthdate

FullNewMoonDemi-Day is your Half-Birthdate (Shadow Birthdate).

Add six months to your birthdate and Eureka –your Demi-Day. Demi means half in French. Demi Day is literally half-day and in this context Demi Day is Half-Birthday. I’ve been using it for years to assist those in celebrating the golden and dark shadows as a way to acknowledge “the other”. And our Demi-Days or Demi-Dates are good days to celebrate, have a party or go out to dinner while honoring the shadow.

My father was a diatriber with a vengeance and had to be right.

We’d like to think that we include all others in our lives, but really that’s impossible other than in a divine metaphysical manner. There are toxic others that we eliminate from our daily presence or “unfriend” on Facebook. Then we may have friends that have characteristics that we don’t like, find irritating, grating and/or annoying at times.

At one point in my life I was massively irritated around those that talked non-stop until I realized that I did this also, from time to time – also known as pontificating or the dreaded diatribe. My father was a diatriber with a vengeance and had to be right. When met with opposition after his diatribe (of righteousness) he would threaten or become combatively violent.

two gunslingers in a draw a shoot out in the street

A great assist in my understanding of the demi-day has been my study of astrology. People are often satisfied with a reading of the Natal (Birth) Chart – “Okay that’s who I am, wow,” or “I knew that.” As readers you probably know your Sun Sign. The sign opposite your Sun Sign is 6 months away. If your Sun Sign is Leo then your opposite is Aquarius and so on:


Taurus —————– Scorpio

Gemini —————- Sagittarius

Cancer —————- Capricorn

Leo ——————– Aquarius

Virgo —————– Pisces

Libra —————– Aries

Each opposite sign could be your golden shadow – all that your project on the other that is good and wonderful; or your dark shadow where the opposite sign becomes that which you shun because it represents all that is darkness and subterfuge. Yet opposites attract holds meaning. In astrological talk to many hard angles in relationship with the other (as in romance, marriage, business etc. – opposites, squares, inconjuncts (also called quincunxes) and sometimes conjuncts can mean the destruction of that relationship. Softer or more harmonious angles bring in the glue that binds relationships together (trines, sextiles and sometimes conjuncts).

Balancing oppositions may require a center, a neutral place within…

Opposites between planets in our own charts are the most difficult to deal with and if you reading this it means that you’re managing it. But what are opposites? The dictionary gives these choices: “diametrically different, an antagonistic position, contrary to one another or to a thing specified” * Another way of looking at the oppositional angle a 180 degree angle in Astrology is through enemies engaged in battle, lawyers arguing a court case or two gunslingers in a draw a shoot out in the street. The opposition is the most difficult to deal with both outside ourselves and in internal struggle. Balancing oppositions may require a center, a neutral place within and/or a witness self.

A Demi-Date Astrology Reading

Diplomats search for common ground between opposing parties when the energy for fighting and warring becomes less. The common ground could be a midpoint between the two views. In astrology this is the angle called a square – a 90-degree angle. This is still a conflict and yet it is a conflict that seeks continual resolution – a growth angle.

I am developing a Demi-Date Astrology reading to understand your shadow and help you develop a way to work with it through celebration and spiritual growth.

The and place of your birth determines your Ascendant or Rising Sign and then determines your house placement and what planets are in each house. The first house is the house of the self. The opposite house – the seventh house is the house of “the other” or the not self. This is another “place” of looking at an exploring shadow. And finally one could look at your Shadow-Return – the place the Sun returns to each year that is opposite your natal sun.

In the meantime find someone that you find irritating and hang with them and celebrate your annoying differences just for fun. Party on…


A Daily Plan

  1. images
  2. The Flush: a ten to fifteen minute rant on Trump, make it funny if possible
  3. Data: gather data on FLIPPING CONGRESS AND THE NATION, PLUS legislation to support or oppose.
  5. ACTION PART ONE: look at legislation to oppose and / or support make 3 phone calls and send emails – 1 member of House of Reps and 2 Senators preferably in your state to start.
  7. ACTION PART TWO: look at budget and who and how much to contribute to candidates (progressive and/or Dems guys*) opposed to GOP agenda and contribute
  9. ACTION PART THREE: make report on social media


* guys – womens, mens, androgynous-es, transgenders, gays, lesbians, genderqueers, asexuals and everybody else.

PS This is not about real soup you eat or slurp. This is about the soup we’re in. Hope that clears things up. Tuff if it doesn’t.

a very short story about Smartphones


I see people everywhere on their smartphones.

Then poof –no more.


Are aliens beaming them up?

— No.


Are they being eaten by they’re own addictiveness?



Are they being scammed out of existence?

Maybe – well No.


Are they being zapped into an AI Virtual Reality?



And to make things worse –it’s a big disappointment because its not paradise, nope. It’s just like here. And you thought you were going to be in a Trump Free World.


Perfume Assault

A salesperson came to my door asking for me by name, so I didn’t know they were selling something until I opened the door.

It was a cheaper gas bill.

I was assaulted by perfume as I stepped outside. It was nauseating. She asked to see my bill. I said I’m paperless by the internet, then how about by phone or tablet

I asked for literature. She gave me the website. All they had was an iPad and saying I could have a flat rate for my gas of $5.99.

I wanted her to take a few steps away from me but I didn’t say anything but thought I could just get some info and get clear of her quickly.  I should have said something.

I went back inside nauseous and dizzy and didn’t have the where with all to connect it to the perfume for about a minute.


It was her



And still not completely recovered and it was an hour and a half ago.

I went to the website to register a complaint about her perfume, but no way to contact them except to call an 800 number about plans.



NOTE: Some people are just completely unaware of the effect they have on others and splash way too much cologne or perfume on thinking that this makes him or her more attractive when its the opposite and offensive. And in my case this time impactful on my health.

Money always leads to Injustice

Money Always leads to Injustice, Control and Power Over those that Have Less

The World with Money

Money has gone far beyond legal tender for an exchange in goods and services. Money has become a business unto itself. The drive to make more money and wield more power is an addiction worse than heroin.

Money makes interest in banks and loans

Money makes more interest in all manners of stock

There will always be people with less as long as there is money. Those that have more money will seek out more control and subjugate those that have less money and make those people bad, wrong, ignorant and stupid. while keeping those judgements secret. The power-possessors with huge amounts of money and greedy for more will make sure that those that make significantly less will be the slaves of the power-possessors and will by design be kept ignorant of what the power-possessors are doing with them.

Those that have less money will driven to make more of it but that money will never be enough to live on. Consumeristic – capitalism requires that those who make less money spend it to further the economy thus keeping them in a cycle of perpetual and functional poverty. Consumeristic-Capitalism is based on planned obsolescence, shoddy second and third rate products and services that can be parsed into smaller packages and sold for increasingly more money. Those manufacturing products are using less than satisfactory materials often under “sweat-shop” pressures to make more. They are not paid well. Only top management makes a livable wage. The company and shareholders profit the most.

In the era before the 1980s Capitalism may have been paired with Materialism where skill, craft, durable goods and valued services were offered and sold. The economy at that time was based on the growth of the income lower and middle-classes which in-turn fueled a healthy capitalistic economy.

Automation is making many kinds of work obsolete.


The World without Money

Imagine if it were all free no money?


No banks, no interest, no stock market. All labor, services and products would have equal value. Though no monetary value would be placed on products and services a value based on skill pride and a sense of community could evolve.


I can’t imagine it, but I would like to work on it.


A Failed Winter (and Summer) Olympic Sport from the 1950s

Many don’t know that this failed sport went on to become a lifesaving technique.

That’s right. I bet you didn’t know that the Heimlich maneuver was a failed Olympic Sport.


Okay the winter version was better for vegans and vegetarians.


Skates on.

Swallow a chunk of pork sausage while skating fast down a long runway CHOKING and carrying a chair.


Throw yourself on the chair back just below your rib cage at the end of the runway

EJECTING the chunk of sausage over burning hot coals.


Whose ever sausage chunk goes the farthest before bursting into flames gets the Gold.


Many participants wear helmets and fire retardant suits in case they fall into the hot coals.

And many wear Hiemy Straps to help prevent accidental rib brakes.


Voted as TOO DISGUSTING for the Olympics. Also many broke their ribs with the Hiemy Strap and one person did choke to death because the performed the move incorrectly. A summer version was also tried with the same results.

Wrap eh-Up-Tray-Tore

He’s a Con, he’s a con, he’s a con hack,

A con who would be a clown that was cloned from a con cave man in the snow,

Or is dat convex?

Spelling wrong oh no –


Bars are a-coming oh my, oh my, oh my

Tar and feather Rumpee-boi

For 10,000 years in the electrical chair,

Oh my, Oh my, Oh Mai Lie

Dye Orange Jumpy Suit not just Hair.

Road Signs



In the town I live in they have road signs like Dip Ahead. I think snack time, bring your own chips.



SurveypartyOr out on the Highway “Survey Party” – but there’s never enough parking to get the survey. Is it answering questions first or snacking and then asking questions I never know.


StopAheadBut as a kid seeing signs like “Stop Ahead” I expect a severed head to be rolling around and some guy using his foot to stop it.


RoadNarrowsOr Road Narrows, but you never see Road Widens. Or Narrow Bridge Ahead -I just picture some mean ass bridge squeezing a head. Narrow bridge or Narrow road must have been authorized by conservative Republicans, reflects their singular focus and you need that to shoot somebody or fire a missile right. I mean a narrow place is wide to the narrow minded. Or what about Road Work stop Ahead and there’s nobody there or they’re eating lunch, Head cheese, you lucked out. Or one lane road, stop ahead. They have to wait for the rolling head to stop before cars can pass and you thought it had to do with road work.


“Slow Children Ahead” we’ve all suffered through this stupid joke without getting the real meaning behind it. One of the “children” is carrying a zombie head forcing the other children under their spell to go slow as zombies. This is one reason why you should drive fast if a child has the head.



DipAheadDip a Head – It gives “Dip A Head” whole new meaning: meaning Dip your head = why not go soak your head, soaking is different that dipping right? Soaking is full immersion. Dipping is a quick shot – you’re in you’re out. But if the dip is French onion dip you’d want to dip your head down to the lips – I guess that’s why you’d have chips – and dip and that’s using your head, cool.

The Logical Extension of The Pro-Life Movement


The Pro-Life Belief is that once conception occurs that the child as fetus is life cannot be terminated without committing an act of murder.

Women’s rights to control over their bodies do not apply in this case because the unborn child is still a child.

Under the sanctity and sacredness of life being so valued Pro-Life supporters need to be:

  • Opposed to Euthanasia
  • Opposed to Suicide
  • Opposed to the Death Penalty and Executions
  • Opposed to War
  • Opposed to Police use of deadly force
  • Opposed to Gun violence, manslaughter and murder
  • Opposed to Pollution
  • Opposed to Oil and Coal
  • Opposed to Prejudice and Bigotry
  • In-Favor of Tolerance and Compassion
  • In-Favor of Gun Control
  • In-Favor of the Vegan Lifestyle
  • In-Favor of Environmental Protections
  • In-Favor of Alternative Energy Production


Pro-Life needs to be equated in all that give life and opposed to all that takes life.

Opposition to euthanasia or ending a persons’ suffering through life termination is against life. Suicide and murder are anti-life. War, police use of deadly force, executions, and manslaughter, gun violence resulting in death is not Pro-Life. Pollution and Climate Change cause all manner of events that threaten and shorten life.

Vigorous support of environmental protection is a Pro-Life lifestyle choice – of life as sacred. Eating hard-boiled chicken eggs is anti-life, as well as eating meat. Veganism is the logical course of action for the Pro-Life Believer. Cannibalism of mammals is against life. Support of Gun Control can help limit gun violence and death. Using tolerance and compassion to include others is one way to support all life. Favoring Alternative Energy – as a renewable energy source is a way of promoting life in its larger context.


If Pro-Life as a movement is followed to its logic conclusions then unwanted babies could be adopted by families in need of children.

Finger-Pointing Or…


The Pope and the Dali Lama Issue Mittens and Socks to Members of US Congress


The Pope and the Dali Lama have interceded with mittens and socks in the US Congress as a way to reduce finger pointing. A variety of finger pointing was used in a partisan manner Saturday at midnight when the government was shutdown.

Diagram 1 shows bad fingers in the pointing and casting of blame. Ooo naughty.


Picture 1 – Borrowed from “Uncle Sam Wants you for the US Army” poster though not necessarily bad is accusatory in the Bag Finger pointing matches.

Picture 2 – Index point finger of blame (not “fickle-finger-of-fate” award) is saying Position D: “You are to blame.” Position R: “No, you are to blame.” Bickering (petulant quarreling) or in the words of Monte Python “Nay saying.”

Rather silly.

Picture 3 – Multiple pointy fingers — a din of bickering nay-saying ninnies. Dems and Repubs pointing en-masse.


Picture 4 – The Ultimate Bad Finger – Partisan Stand-Off


Diagram 2 Fingers and hands of Peace – no explanation




When the Pope and the Dali Lama first introduced mittens and “sock puppet” play puppets attacked and bit each other.


Who do you think benefited from the shut down?

The American People?



The Democrats?



The Republicans?



It was the Koch Brothers and Vladimir Putin.


Oh and mitten and sock manufactures too.