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Insights for the Full Moon 3rd December 2017
Those of you who live in the UK will instantly recognise Pudsey Bear, the mascot and symbol of the BBC’s annual Children in Need appeal. As part of this year’s campaign, they screened a program called Big Life Fix, where some of the best scientists, designers and technologists got together to help some children, by finding innovative solutions to particular challenges in their everyday lives.
One of these children is 10 year old Aman, who has a memory problem as a result of a car accident. This memory loss caused her difficulties with her school lessons and learning, as she almost instantly forgot the task the teacher had just given them. She also couldn’t remember events from before the accident; her childhood and family memories were lost to her. When her family showed her photos of places they had been and things they had done, nothing came to her. The technological solution that was created for her to use in the classroom made her independent of her teaching assistant and the photograph album that was designed allowed the family to record a description of the day or events alongside the photograph. It was really heart-warming to see Aman’s face light up when she pressed a button and heard her family describe a photograph that she didn’t, at first, recognise. Immediately, this triggered a memory for her. Oh yes, that was when…. she excitedly recalled and the family all joined in with the shared memories.
Searching online to find information on this program to share with you, I found a short video of Aman (link at end), and watched it back, to check that I had the details correct. At the end of this video, another amazing one followed, where a creative solution had been sought to help 22 year old James, who has a terminal illness and whose fingers had become fused together. Taking photographs, his mum said, distracted him from his pain, but the bandages on his hands prevented him holding and operating his camera. Skilful use of a 3D printer and software enabled James to operate the camera via a tablet and meant that he could again, independently, take great photos. James said, I want people to remember that this is what I enjoyed and this is where I found my happiness .
The series of videos continued, showing even more astonishing innovations and the difference they had made in peoples’ lives. One showed the difficulties Emma, a graphic designer experienced. At only 29, she has Parkinson’s and is no longer able to sign her name or draw free-hand. An amazing pen was invented that detected and counteracted her tremors and she was amazed to once more, be able to write her name and draw a straight line.
Another story featured Graham, who is unable to speak after a massive stroke two years ago. He could type, but it was excruciatingly slow. His wife said that one of the most agonising things for her was not hearing him say simple things like Goodnight, or I love you. For Graham, locked-in, there was undoubtedly the frustration of the link from his brain to his speech being interrupted and not being able to communicate his needs and his feelings, or even to have a laugh and a joke with those he loved. Along with the lack of speech, his personality wasn’t visible. Not only did the experts create a touch screen app for him that he could use to communicate, they extracted his voice from old video tapes. The look on both his and his wife’s faces when he pressed a button that said, in his own voice, I love you Zoe, repeatedly, was a real tissue-box moment.
All these real-life stories are amazing, humbling, encouraging and heart-warming and I am in complete awe of the incredible minds who pool their ideas, utilise their amazing knowledge and skills and stretch the potentials of modern science to find these life-changing solutions for people. Never science-minded myself, I remember being quite sceptical and wondering how on earth 3-D printers would be used when I first heard about them. My limited vision saw them as interesting and at best something playful, but probably short-lived, and couldn’t grasp the seemingly limitless potential of this extraordinary invention which is now helping to save lives and provides a low-cost solution to many things around the globe, such as 3-D printed prosthetics
If you could tap into the most up-to-date technology and create the ultimate machine to help you, what would it be? What Big Life Fix would you wish for if you could ask Santa for it this year?
For the people in these videos, they were dealing with a major life challenge that required people with the highest specialist skills to come up with innovative solutions for them. Big challenges that needed big fixes, but for the majority of us, what we really think of as a big challenge does not require all these experts or the highest technological solutions.
Mostly, we are dealing with what someone recently described to me as first world problems and that phrase alone, made me change my perspective on my own ‘problems’. And mostly, instead of all those experts, the solution lies within us and simply requires a different viewpoint, a different mindset, an innovative and solution-oriented approach rather than focusing on the problem.
Use this Full Moon to release old, negative viewpoints and to gain a new focus on your own problems. Step back from them, or rise above them to gain a bigger perspective. Are they really problems, are they really things that should occupy valuable time and brain space, or are they first-world challenges that need a more positive viewpoint or an innovative solution?
If you knew that today would be the last day of your life that you could speak, what would you say and who would you say it to? Would you waste it on arguing?
If you knew that this was the last day ever that you would be able to write or draw, what would you do? Would you write a letter of complaint, or a love letter? Would you create a letter for your children, memories to enjoy in the future?
How would we communicate differently, if we realised what a gift it is to be able to speak and explain our needs and our feelings? Why would we want to waste that gift by saying anything unpleasant, anything other than something that would bring a smile to someone’s face, make them laugh, or their eyes leak through love and joy. Even the written word can be typed with a smile on our faces and contain words of kindness, not criticism or complaint.
Instead of being mad at someone, why don’t we tell them we love them and give them a hug?
Instead of filling our valuable brain space with negative thoughts, we could fill that space with love, gratitude and joy.
We are none of us guaranteed tomorrow, and who knows if we will ever get the opportunity to say or do the things that are important to us ever again. So let’s stop wasting our valuable time, let go of our limited perspective and value what we have, be grateful for all the things, and people, we take for granted.
Thank you, I love and appreciate every one of you reading this right now. You are amazing!!!!
©Terrie Celest www.astrologywise.co.uk
Astrological detail of the Full Moon chart 3rd December 2017
Full Moon is at 15:46
Sun opposes Moon (Full Moon). They form only three aspects to other planets, and two of those are very close, with Sun semi-sextiling and the Moon inconjuncting Jupiter, both squaring Neptune and the wider angle is with the Sun sextiling and the Moon trining North Node, with the opposite aspects to the South Node.
Mercury is stationary, having just gone retrograde and semi-sextiles Venus, sextiles Mars, closely conjuncts Saturn, trines retrograde Uranus and squares Chiron.
Venus semi-sextiles Saturn.
Mars close sextiles Saturn, closely opposes retrograde Uranus and closely inconjuncts Chiron.
Jupiter very closely trines Neptune and squares the Nodes.
Saturn trines retrograde Uranus and squares Chiron.
Uranus is retrograde and almost exactly semi-sextiles Chiron.
Neptune inconjuncts North Node and semi-sextiles South Node.
Pluto almost exactly inconjuncts North Node and semi-sextiles South Node.
There is a Yod with North Node at the apex, Chiron and Neptune at one base and Pluto at the other, another with Pluto at the apex and Moon and North Node at the bases, and a third with Chiron at the apex and North Node and Mars at the base.
There is a T-square formed by the Sun/Moon opposition and Neptune. The Nodes form a karmic T-square with Jupiter.
There is a predominance of Fire energy in the chart, with low Earth and Air.
Mutable energy dominates, with low fixed energy.
Neptune and Saturn are the depositors of the chart.
Sun 11§41” Sagittarius
Moon 11§41” Gemini
Mercury 29§17” Sagittarius, stationary
Venus 2§ 52” Sagittarius
Mars 26§ 24” Libra
Jupiter 11§ 37” Scorpio
Saturn 28§ 5” Sagittarius
Uranus 24§ 57” Aries, retrograde
Neptune 11§ 31” Pisces
Pluto 17§ 53” Capricorn
Chiron 24§ 58” Pisces
North Node 18§ 24” Leo
South Node 18§ 24” Aquarius
©Terrie Celest www.astrologywise.co.uk