planetary life

The planets in our solar system shift into direct motion (opposed to retrograde) today, and stay that way until February 6th. It’s so very rare that at least one planet isn’t in retrograde at any one point! This means we have the perfect opportunity being given to us by the universe to get our affairs in order, to move into the flow of what we want and what we dream of, to flourish and blossom into the versions of ourselves that we would love to be. Theres no point digging in our heels and resisting through fear because our lives will still be happening around us…now is the time to take the leap, throw ourselves in head first, communicate our desires, know ourselves and each other…

How exciting :)

Betty has been in love with Archie Andrews for so long that she isn’t sure she knows how to feel any other way. It’s a part of who she is now, a defining turn of character: Oh, that’s Betty Cooper. She’s a sweetheart. A handy mechanic. And she’s in love with Archie Andrews.

The second Veronica’s lips touch hers that all changes. It’s the collapse of a nebula, the birth of new planetary life. Veronica is a true force of nature, and Betty can taste the buzzy audacity of it in her mouth, in both of their mouths, in the air that fills the scant inches between them.

 Veronica says, just trust me, and Betty feels herself fall.  Veronica cups Betty’s cheek, softly, and Betty feels her heart melt and the muscles in her thighs turn to water. Her pulse beats its new rhythm: Veronica, Veronica, Veronica; and Betty will wait a minute or an hour or a century, but she’ll never be the first to break this kiss. She has all the self control of a baby eating sugar for the first time: wide-eyed, greedy elation.

 So it’s Veronica who pulls away, a satyr’s smile on her gorgeous lips, and Betty who is left dazed. And she scrambles to remember Archie’s name, but it’s lost lost lost in the cloud of shimmering dust that continues to murmur Veronica’s.

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Planetary Alignment in Film.

2001: A Space Odyssey (dir. Stanley Kubrick, 1968)

The Tree Of Life (dir. Terrence Malick, 2011)

Under The Skin (dir. Jonathan Glazer, 2013)

Melancholia (dir. Lars Von Trier, 2011)

  • Questioner: "Materialists and some astronomers suggest that the solar planetary system and life as we know it was brought about by an accidental stellar collision. What is the Christian view of this theory?"
  • C.S. Lewis: "If the solar system was brought about by an accidental collision, then the appearance of organic life on this planet was also an accident, and the whole evolution of Man was an accident too. If so, then all our present thoughts are mere accidents—the accidental by-product of the movement of atoms. And this holds for the thoughts of the materialists and astronomers as well as for anyone else’s. But if their thoughts—i.e. of materialism and astronomy—are merely accidental by-products, why should we believe them to be true? I see no reason for believing that one accident should be able to give me a correct account of all the other accidents. It’s like expecting that the accidental shape taken by the splash when you upset a milkjug should give you a correct account of how the jug was made and why it was upset."
…… when consciousness becomes aware of itself in a human being, it sets up a very interesting dynamic that’s not available to any other form of planetary life. The dynamic is that when consciousness wakes up out of the illusion that it’s a separate being, consciousness can then use that form to wake itself up in a much larger sense. When it wakes up to the fact that it’s really not a wave but it’s the ocean of being, it can then use that wave to deliver the message—to get other waves to contemplate this possibility of awakening.
—  Adyashanti

I just wanna talk about No Man’s Sky for a second because the map for that game is absolutely massive? There are 18 quintillion planets to explore in No Man’s Sky. It’s an online multiplayer, but the odds of running into someone are so slim it might as well be impossible. Like, there are 18 quintillion planets, across multiple galaxies, to explore. And that’s what you do! You explore and chart star systems! Boldly Going where no man has gone before! And I think that’s why I like it so much, tbh. I’m not gonna live long enough to like, actually explore the galaxies in real life! I’m not gonna live long enough to see people explore other planetary systems in real life! But you can get a taste of it with this game, a taste of what could be in the very distant future and fuck dude it’s just really cool