.... I walked out this morning
It was like a veil had been removed from before my eyes
For the first time I saw the work of heaven
In the line where the hills had been married to the sky
And all around me
Every blade of singing grass
Was calling out your name
And that our love would always last
And inside every turning leaf
Is the pattern of an older tree
The shape of our future
The shape of all our history
And out of the confusion
Where the river meets the sea
Came things Id never seen
Things Id never seen
I was brought to my senses
I was blind but now that I can see
Every signpost in nature
Said you belong to me ....
-Sting, I Was Brought to My Senses
from MERCURY FALLING
TOB: October 2, 1951 - 01:30 AM
Wallsend, United Kingdom
Sun 8°01' Libra - Luna 19°46' Libra, Cardinal Air
Ascendant 10°27' Leo, Fixed Fire Kerub
Midheaven 17°15' Aries, Cardinal Fire
Mars 28° Leo: zeal, ambition, possessive, speculative, frank
Other personalities with Leo ascending: Phineas T. Barnum, Aleister Crowley,
Claude Debussy, Cecil B. DeMille, Douglas Fairbanks, Madonna, Herman Melville,
Robert Mitchum, Nureyev, George Bernard Shaw, Mae West, and the inner child
[Taurus, Fixed Earth Kerub, usually has awareness of the inner child in others]
Others with Mars in Leo: James Dean, Henry Ford, Emmett Kelly, Sophia Loren
Sting and Luciano Pavarotti share several important aspects in a compared star
chart. Together, their technical skill involves us in their desire to use Saturn
to spiritualize the terrestrial. Sting's Saturn [5° Libra 48'] conjunct his Sun
prompts a spontaneous exchange with his audience that makes rules easy to live
with. Live performance is his true forte. Pavarotti has a theatrical star chart
as well; his record number of curtain calls has not yet been broken. Both Sting
and Pavarotti have an esoteric blend of Libra and Pisces, via combined Saturns,
that call us to our love of love, art, and music for their own sake. Atmospheric
conditions support poetic, visionary, and compassionate emotions. Their duets
often finesse a parallel for the audience that challenge us to absorb a creative message in the present blended with reflection and previously contemplated vision.
This special quincunx aspect is packed with power.
The combinataion awakens 'soma' or knowledge of the spiritual deposit of 'riches' within all of us. Go to
Luciano Pavarotti Star Menu for Panis Angelica.
Love Letter from Italy
Ancient Love of Honey
Lavender Infused Honey
· 1 tablespoon fresh lavender flowers or 1 1/2 teaspoons of dried lavender (use organic flowers if they are available)
· 2 cups of organic honey
Rinse the flowers, place them in a saucepan. Pour the honey into the pan and heat until just warm. Do not use high heat as it may spoil the honey. Pour the mixture into hot sterilized glass jars and seal tightly. Store at room temperature.
Honey was very important to the ancients. Used liberally in special flavored wines,
for the preservation of food, and on the road, no sophisticated Roman kitchen could function without nature's 'perfect food.'
The news about the real, significant purpose of honey in the lives of the ancients is still coming into the light. Archaeologists digging in northern Israel during September this year, discovered the 3,000 year old beehive industry in the center of old city excavations.
"The Bible repeatedly refers to Israel as a "land of milk and honey," but that's believed to refer to honey made from dates and figs — there is no mention of honeybee cultivation. But the new find shows that the Holy Land was home to a highly developed beekeeping industry nearly 3,000 years ago."
Information about the dig below
"I was keen to record 'Zenyatta Mondatta' because I'd written a lot of songs for it, but when it came to going back
on the road I had to be virtually dragged out of the house."
Making Rose Wine without Roses
Put citrus leaves wrapped in date fronds in grape juice in a jar before fermenting. After
remove. When necessary (to serve), add honey and it will taste like roses.
How to preserve New Figs, Plums, Pears, and Cherries
Place them in a pot with honey. Don't let them touch.
How to Preserve Quinces
Take a quince without spots with branch and leaves, and put it into a vessel. Add honey and new wine.
It will preserve.
Traveler's Honey Wine
Honey wine is used during travelling. Grind pepper softened with skimmed mead. And mix
a great quantity of honey to wine. Recommend using mild honey. Freely mix to taste.
How to test for bad honey
Put a wick in and then burn. If good, it will burn.
Start with dense high quality breads like pumpernickel,
rye, whole wheat sliced thinly. Assemble tea sandwiches
and then store in the refrigerator. Arrange on a serving
platter when ready to eat, use flowers or cut herbs
Salmon and Dill
Spread buttered bread with softened cream cheese which has
dried dill added to it. Lay a very thin piece of salmon
or lox on the cream cheese. Garnish with a fresh tiny sprig of dill
Lavender Egg Salad
chop 4 hard boiled eggs, mix in 1 ounce of mayonnaise and 1
ounce of plain yogurt. Mix in 1 teaspoon of curry powder
and 1 tablespoon dried lavender buds. Spread on your bread
and top with a green olive
Mix seasoned salt into your butter, then butter your bread
of choice. Add thinly sliced cucumbers that
have been dried
by paper towels. Top with small sprig of parsley
Mix some dijon mustard in whole cranberry sauce, flavor to
taste. spread on the bread on then add a small slice
of smoked turkey, add top layer of bread.
English Tea Squares
Jam-filled bars are all-purpose cookies-serve with tea or coffee
3/4 c. butter or regular margarine ~ 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
1 c. sugar ~ 1 c. chopped almonds or walnuts
1 egg ~ 1/2 c. strawberry jam
1 tsp vanilla ~ 3 tblsp. confectioners sugar
2 c. sifted flour
Beat butter until light; add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in
egg and vanilla to blend well. Stir in flour, allspice and almonds.
Spoon about half of mixture into lightly greased 9" square pan. Carefully
spread strawberry jam over top. Top with remaining dough. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) 40 to 45 minutes, or until delicately browned. Remove to cooling rack and sift confectioners sugar over top. When cool, cut in 1 1/2" squares. Makes 3 dozen.
The findings in the ruins of the city of Rehov this summer include 30 intact hives dating to around 900 B.C., archaeologist Amihai Mazar of Jerusalem's Hebrew University told The Associated Press. He said it offers unique evidence that an advanced honey industry existed in the Holy Land at the time of the Bible.
Beekeeping was widely practiced in the ancient world, where honey used for medicinal and religious purposes as well as for food, and beeswax was used to make molds for metal and to create surfaces to write on. While bees and beekeeping are depicted in ancient artwork, nothing similar to the Rehov hives has ever been found before, Mazar said.
The beehives, made of straw and unbaked clay, have a hole at one end to allow the bees in and out and a lid on the other end to allow beekeepers access to the honeycombs inside. They were found in orderly rows, three high, in a room that could have accommodated around 100 hives, Mazar said... Full article