Archive for October, 2009

Gogol Bordello, A Birthday and The Super-ego

Posted in Astrology, Music, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on October 5, 2009 by sudhirastropoetica

Big few days. Tonight listening to Gogol Bordello. Anarchist gypsy punk joyous madness. I can’t believe this music. Zorba incarnate. Reminds me of one of the most amazing movies I have ever seen – Underground. Humour, music and some kind of altered state in the Balkans – as they went up in flames. Culture is a big complex thing that defies understanding really. Seems to be a state of wonder past understanding. I like it there – here – in wonder.

Lion Island nailed the Troubadour on Saturday Night. Playing live extends time and shortens it at the same time. So much happens on stage in one half hour. Nine people playing together is transcendental. Ego’s pop and magic happens – and then they come back in again. Mind to no-mind and back. The lure of the world of the artist. The lure of the soul hungry. Not only artists go there. Totality delivers a strangely wonderful state. It’s actually zen hiding in the clothes of ordinariness.

And of course a birthday. Acknowledged it for the first time in five years. Had to receive some love. Tough. Chuckle.

Been pondering Pluto’s journey through Capricorn. Today’s snapshot. The awareness of death (Pluto) tapping on the super-ego (shadow side of Capricorn) and showing it how pointless it is to be living in a world of ‘shoulds’. Time to stand on our own feet because there is no other time. Becoming our own fathers. Obscure? Consider it a poem and sit with it like that. The real sneaks in between the cracks in logic.

My Book is due out soon; in fact i’m expecting it any day. And yes I am available for sessions, to run workshops and give talks. My songs are now up at Bandcamp, LastFM and more. Lion Island is to be found on Bandcamp too. Buy a track or two and you’ll be helping to fund a whole lot of joy. Check the links on this site.

I can be contacted at astropoetica@gmail.com

Have fun! Sudhir

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Old Crow Medicine Show, Justice and Insects

Posted in Astrology, Music with tags , , , , on October 2, 2009 by sudhirastropoetica

The Old Crow Medicine Show are playing in my ear. Crisp clean clear edgy contemporary bluegrass. I love the juxtaposition of my love of country music and astrology. One grounds. The other makes me rise high. Which one does which is anyone’s guess. The day is hot. The insects are singing a lament. Their noxious weed Chinese Elm homes were felled yesterday. The house looks and feels naked. Exposed to the summer sun.

I’ve been focussing on the issue of beauty with Libra. Today I suspect i’ve been doing a classic Libran thing and have been making it nice. Even though the aesthetic angle is all about real beauty as opposed to romantic beauty to me. There is the issue of justice though. The inanimate scales pointing to a non-instinctive, considered, rational, conscience, or consciousness driven justice. Justice. Punishment. Do crime in the name of curing the crime. State crime is ok. Individual crime is problematic. The scorpion’s claws still lie there under the pans of the blindfolded goddesses justice. The wolf behind the sheep. The shadow behind the gloss of civilisation. No solutions today. Just descriptions. The weekend promises celebration, music and a big fat old moon. The Crows keep exploring counterpoint, rhythm, harmonies and melody. The insects are growing lazy with their song in the afternoon heat.

My Book is due out soon. Watch this space! Yes – I am available for sessions. Yes – I am available to run workshops and give talks. And my songs are now up at Bandcamp, LastFM and more.. Check the links on this site. I can be contacted at astropoetica@gmail.com

Have fun!

Sudhir

Lion Island, Tiny Vipers and Humility

Posted in Astrology, Music, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 1, 2009 by sudhirastropoetica

Lion Island is playing at The Troubadour in Brisbane this Saturday night if you happen to be in this part of the universe. We’re first up and playing a half hour set – so get there early. (Check the Troubadour website) We’re supporting Tiny Vipers – an artist from New York. There’s lot’s of Lion Island gigs around the traps in October. I’ll keep you posted – or go to our site. I’m the one on Banjo, Mandolin and Blues Harp if you’re wondering.

There’s nothing I like more than removing the fear that people project on the stars. Half-knowledge is indeed dangerous. To read the universe as a dangerous place is is to show that one is but an amateur in the realm of alchemy. Astrology used wisely can help to accept the flows and changes that invariably happen along the way. It is is a profound enough language once fully absorbed to do that. Acceptance, self-love and awareness – if these three ingredients aren’t the outcome of your encounter with astrology or an astrologer then something is astray. What can be more humbling for the ego than to bow to the fact that life is larger than it is? If this humbling happens then astrology has served it’s purpose in shifting the centre of gravity in one’s life. Ya Hoo…..

My Book is due out soon. Watch this space! Yes – I am available for sessions. Yes – I am available to run workshops and give talks. And my songs are now up at Bandcamp, LastFM and more.. Check the links on this site. I can be contacted at astropoetica@gmail.com

Have fun!

Sudhir