Within the infant rind of this small flower,
Poison hath residence and medicine power.
For this, being smelt with that part cheers each part;
Being tasted, stays all senses, with the heart.
Friar Lawrence, Romeo and Juliet
The Dreadening seems to have had its intended effect with the mass retreat into egoic sunshine bubbles by the average citizen and the denial of the evidence that appeals directly to their senses. Saturn, the Great Malefic exalted; telescopes detect biggest explosion since the Big Bang in Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer; untold billions of locusts ravage large parts of the world, much of the rest subject to fire storms, gale force winds and flooding; an unknown disease that comes from bats and snakes [or bizarre scaled mammal things] tears through the population causing quarantines and travel bans; the stock market is teetering on the brink; a self-absorbed, easily distracted and ridiculously romantic/emotional generation completely unable to deal with reality but only able to scream their petulant and entitled demands into the uncaring wind. ''It's just the flu!'', The La La Land response has been difficult to watch.
THE ANTI-GRETA AND DEMON CHILDREN
Alongside the concept of evil or anti-Gretas we also discussed the general idea of demon children, being birthed by Lilith. Now while I do not think any child, dwarf or otherwise should be subject to bullying, I find it interesting from a medieval perspective that Quaden Bayle was presented to the mainstream during this same sequence. If this was not the modern world, people would react to this child as a demonic birth, in fact many still did...
According to the BBC the biggest ever explosion since the Big Bang was recorded in the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster probably the result of a super massive black hole detonating somehow. Our attention is being drawn to this star man who wrestles with the snake, grants immunity from venom [exchanges kisses with monsters and receives no harm] and blesses the work of doctors. Hmmm. Not exactly rocket science is it, guys... the blatancy of the operation is still really impressive, almost as impressive as the purposefully blinkered ignorance of the masses.
KEEPING AHEAD OF THE WEATHER
- JAN - MAR, South Fire Red/Russet Winds
- APR - JUN, East Earth Black Winds
- JUL - SEP, North Water Green Winds
- OCT - DEC, West Air Yellow Winds
We will now need to speculate on the possibilities of what is meant by a black earth wind beyond a plague wind. In Event 201 CAPS, a mock scenario/drill about about a coronavirus pandemic that conveniently occurred just before the outbreak proper began [so meta...] the gathered academic, political and corporate elite discuss all manner of possible ways that such a plague could playout. Based on this highlight reel [I admit I haven't watched all five hours] - we can expect there to be considerable corporate control of medical response, a Marshall plan like stimulus package to restart the global economy and increasingly draconian control and censorship of the internet. If rationing of any form comes into force [pharmaceutical, food, toiletries] then we can accept the idea of a kind of ''famine'' that also arises from this wind.
Benvolio: This wind you talk of, blows us from ourselves, supper is done and we shall come too late.
Romeo: I fear too soon, for my mind misgives some consequence hanging in the stars shall bitterly begin his fearful date with this night's revels, and expire the term of a despised life closed in my breast by some vile forfeit of untimely death. But he that hath the steerage of my course, direct my sail!
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare