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The world is in a great initiation, a giant transition. Now is not the time to follow the old rules! It’s time to question the (de)construction of every wall. Those of us willing to identify as leaders and healers are uniquely poised to help this process. Surviving crisis is written in our DNA, but this time around, the scale is larger. So, what qualities do leaders and healers need in the real world to bring The Great Turning to life? By Guest W...
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Word of the Day - reify
Today's Word of the Day is reify. Learn its definition, pronunciation, etymology and more. Join over 19 million fans who boost their vocabulary every day.
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The world is better-educated, better-fed, healthier, freer, more tolerant, and richer than ever before.
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Our last calendar month has much in store... stay tuned. 
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On Wednesday, July 16, at exactly 6:27am our jovial planet Jupiter will move in to Leo until August of 2015. Our jovial planet has been transiting Cancer since 2012, emphasizing home and roots, our families and tribes, as well as our instincts to nurture, protect and confront.

Jupiter in Leo asks us to take our stage, the metaphorical stage that you are here to take to play the role you were called upon to play in this lifetime. Leo adores the spotlight, and whether YOU personally do or don't, with the planet of good fortune parading through Leo, you will no doubt find a way to shine.

Jupiter represents the ninth house and here you will find our greater truth, the seeker within us all will likely find the time, the interest piqued, the opportunity to ponder... and Leo knows an opportunity.

Travel, religion, spirituality, higher learning and/or education, philosophy, quests, our personal truth, and cultures beyond your own backyard are all part of our ninth house, and as Jupiter represents this house, regardless of where Jupiter is transiting in YOUR personal chart, these areas of interest will likely be highlighted in your upcoming scenes on stage for the next year.

With Jupiter in Leo, finding your voice, finding your happy, finding your bravery, and finding your truth are all a part of where your heart will be speaking to you. Listen. Take this opportunity.

Celebrate. Love. Laugh. Be generous. Learn. Grow. Repeat.

I would love to chat with you about where Jupiter is transiting through YOUR personal natal chart, and in my efforts to be jovial and generous to encourage learning and growth through means of spirituality, psychologically-based natal astrology, and inspiring personal truth-- you can drop me a line, ask me a question, or request a reading at vanzuukjm@gmail.com

May you all be love, May you all be safe, May you all be healthy, May you all be clear in your intentions.

Namaste
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Venus is the sixth largest planet in the Solar System

* Venus is the second closest planet to the Sun

* Planet Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty

* The atmosphere of Venus is primarily composed of carbon dioxide (96%) and nitrogen (3%), with traces of other gases and little to no water vapor

* Similar in size, density, and mass, Venus and Earth often referred to as sister planets

* The orbital speed of Venus is 78,292 mi/hr

* Maximum distance of Venus from the Sun is 68 million miles

* Minimum distance of Venus from the Earth is 25 million miles

* Venus is the hottest planet in the Solar System

* Venus is one of the brightest objects in the sky, next to the Sun and Moon

* It takes 243 days for Venus to rotate on its axis.

* The diameter of Venus is 7,522 miles

* The interior of Venus is composed of a central iron core and a molten rocky mantle, similar to the composition of Earth

* The surface of Venus is very dry with flat plains, highland regions, and depressions

* The surface of Venus may have been formed by a lot of volcanic activity; it is said to have 167 volcanoes that measure up to 100 km across

* If you weigh 100 lbs, your weight on Venus would be 88 lbs. (multiply your actual weight by 0.88)

* The rotation of Venus is so slow that it travels around the sun quicker than it can make one rotation on its axis, meaning that Venus has a longer day than it does a year

* Aside from planet Earth, Venus is the most explored planet

* Many space probes have visited and landed on Venus to gather data

* Venus was once considered a twin to Earth, as it’s roughly the same size and is relatively close to our planet

* Venus’ atmosphere killed spacecraft dead very quickly; the pressure there is so great that spacecraft need shielding to survive

* The atmosphere is made up of carbon dioxide with bits of sulfuric acid, NASA  says, which is deadly to humans

* The temperature at the surface is higher than 880 degrees Fahrenheit

* The Soviet Venera probes that ventured to the surface decades ago didn’t last more than two hours

* While you still couldn’t breathe the atmosphere high above Venus’ surface, at about  31 miles, you’ll at least find the same pressure and atmosphere density as that of Earth

* A very preliminary NASA study suggested that at some point,  we could deploy airships  for humans to explore Venus; supporters suggested it may be more efficient to go to Venus than to Mars, with one large reason being that Venus is closer to Earth

* Venus is so bright it is sometimes mistaken for a UFO

* Venus is completely covered by cloud, which makes it extremely reflective to observers looking at the sky on Earth

* Venues brightness is between -3.8 and -4.8 magnitude, which makes it brighter than the stars in the sky; it’s so bright that  it can cast shadows

* The clouds mean you can’t see the surface; if you were to look at Venus with your eyes, you wouldn’t be able to see its surface because the clouds are so thick that they obscure what is below

* NASA sent the Magellan probe to Venus for exploration in the 1990s; the probe orbited the planet and got a complete surface picture using radar

* Venus has volcanoes and  fresh lava flowing on its surface, which implies that volcanoes erupted anywhere from the past few hundred years to the past three million years

* There are few impact craters on the surface, likely because the lava flowed over them and filled them in

* Venus has a bizarre rotation; not only does Venus rotate backwards compared to the other planets, but also rotates very slowly

* A day on Venus (243 days) lasts longer than it takes the planet to orbit around the Sun (225 days)

* Even more strangely, the rotation appears to be slowing down; Venus is turning 6.5 minutes more slowly in 2014 than in the early 1990s

* One theory for the change could be the planet’s weather; its thick atmosphere may grind against the surface and slow down the rotation

* The two planets closest to the Sun have no rings or moons, which puts Venus in the company of only one other world: Mercury

* Venus appears to be a spot where spacecraft go to extremes; the Venera probes that landed on the surface

* In 2014, the European Space Agency put an orbiter — a spacecraft not designed to survive the atmosphere — into the upper parts of Venus’ dense atmosphere

* Venus Express did indeed survive the encounter, before it ran out of gas

* The clouds surrounding Venus are comprised mostly of sulfuric acid

* Studies point to the fact that Venus used to have water on it, but it dried up as the sun started letting off more energy

* Venus and Uranus are the only two planets that rotate from East to West

* Venus has a mountain named Maat Mon that is more than 5 miles high (26,400 feet)

* Originally a volcano, scientists are not sure if Maat Mon is still active.

* Venus has an atmospheric pressure that is 92 times that of planet Earth

* Venus' orbit is the most nearly circular of that of any planet

* Venus , Greek:  Aphrodite; Babylonian: Ishtar, is the goddess of love and beauty

* With a few exceptions, the surface features on Venus are named for female figures

* Venus has been known since prehistoric times

* Like Mercury, it was popularly thought to be two separate bodies: Eosphorus as the morning star and Hesperus as the evening star, but the Greek astronomers knew better

* Venus's apparition as the morning star is also sometimes called Lucifer

* Venus has no magnetic field, perhaps because of its slow rotation

* Since Venus is an inferior  planet, it shows phases  when viewed with a telescope from the perspective of Earth

* Galileo's observation of this phenomenon was important evidence in favor of  Copernicus's heliocentric theory of the solar system

* The first spacecraft to visit Venus was Mariner 2 in 1962

* It was subsequently visited by many others (more than 20 in all so far), including Pioneer Venus  and the Soviet Venera 7,  the first spacecraft to land on another planet, and  Venera 9  which returned the first photographs of the surface

* The first orbiter, the US spacecraft  Magellan  produced detailed maps of Venus' surface using radar

* ESA's Venus Express launched in November of 2005 and arrived at Venus in April 2006

* The Venus Express is conducting atmospheric studies, mapping the Venusian surface temperatures and the plasma environment

* The periods of Venus' rotation and of its orbit are synchronized such that it always presents the same face toward Earth when the two planets are at their closest approach. Whether this is a resonance effect or merely a coincidence is not known

Venus is only slightly smaller than Earth (95% of Earth's diameter, 80% of Earth's mass)

Both have few craters indicating relatively  young  surfaces

* Their densities and chemical compositions are similar

* Because of these similarities, it was thought that below its dense clouds Venus might be very Earthlike and might even have life

* Venus may be the least hospitable place for life in the solar system

* The pressure of Venus' atmosphere at the surface is dense and produces a run-away  greenhouse effect  that raises Venus' surface temperature by about 400 degrees to over 740 K (hot enough to melt lead)

* Venus' surface is actually hotter than Mercury's  despite being nearly twice as far from the Sun

* Venus has a vortex at each pole

* These vortices rotate vertically and recycle the atmosphere downwards

* The north polar vortex has a peculliar double eye shape surrounded by a collar of cool air; it makes a complete rotation in three Earth days

* There are strong (350 kph) winds at the cloud tops but winds at the surface are very slow, no more than a few kilometers per hour

* Venus probably once had large amounts of water like Earth but it all boiled away

* Venus is now quite dry.

* Most of Venus' surface consists of gently rolling plains with little relief

■There are also several broad depressions:
▪ Atalanta Planitia
▪ Guinevere Planitia
▪ Lavinia Planitia

■There two large highland areas:
▪ Ishtar Terra in the northern hemisphere, about the size of Australia
▪ Aphrodite Terra along the equator, about the size of South America

■ The interior of Ishtar consists mainly of a high plateau
▪ Lakshmi Planum, which is surrounded by the highest mountains on Venus including the enormous Maxwell Montes

* Recently announced findings indicate that Venus is still volcanically active, but only in a few hot spots; for the most part it has been geologically rather quiet for the past few hundred million years

* There are no small craters on Venus

* It seems that small meteoroids burn up in Venus' dense atmosphere before reaching the surface

* Craters on Venus seem to come in bunches indicating that large meteoroids that do reach the surface usually break up in the atmosphere

* The oldest terrains on Venus seem to be about 800 million years old

* Extensive volcanism at that time wiped out the earlier surface including any large craters from early in Venus' history

* Magellan's images show a wide variety of interesting and unique features including pancake volcanoes (left) which seem to be eruptions of very thick lava and coronae (right) which seem to be collapsed domes over large magma chambers

* The interior of Venus is probably very similar to that of Earth: an iron core about 3000 km in radius, a molten rocky mantle comprising the majority of the planet

* Recent results from the Magellan gravity data indicate that Venus' crust is stronger and thicker than had previously been assumed

* Like Earth, convection  in the mantle produces stress on the surface

* However, on Venus, the stress is relieved in many relatively small regions instead of being concentrated at the boundaries of large  plates  as is the case of the Earth

* On June 8 2004, Venus passed directly between the Earth and the Sun, appearing as a large black dot travelling across the Sun's disk; this event is known as a "transit of Venus" and is very rare: the last two were in 1882 and 2012, for the next you'll have to wait until 2117

* While no longer of great scientific importance as it was in the past, this event was the impetus for a major journey for many amateur astronomers
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An early morning walk through the thickly timbered nook that is our neighborhood struck me unaware, that it's truly all of those really little, even obnoxious, things that one should collectively c...
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"For wayfarers of all times, the right strategy for skillfully spreading the Way essentially lies in adapting to communicate. Those who do not know how to adapt stick to the letter and cling to doctrines, get stuck on forms and schedules and mired in sentiment and procedures-- none of them succeed in strategic adaptation." -- Zhantang

#TheWay #Adaptation
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I allowed the GPS navigation device on my phone to locate my precise location for the first time since I had purchased the smartipants phone, that now being two years ago. Yes, I know, as if it did...
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    AmeriCorps Advocate, 2010 - 2013
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I smile at strangers and read the stars.
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Depleted my entire savings account (2014) I think I met GOD at a mentoring conference at UNM (October, 2012) Albuquerque, NM Discovered the best sushi (June, 2011) Greenwich Village Hiked two 14ers; Pikes Peak (July, 2010) & Mt Blanca (August, 2010) in COLORADO, USA Climbed to Highest Dune (April, 2010); Great Sand Dunes National Park, SLV Colorado Literally stopped pedestrian traffic on Haight-Ashbury (July, 2009) CA Found myself... (May, 2009) in the middle of nowhere, Colorado Up and quit my job and moved across the country (August, 2008) Drank the drinking water in Mexico (2007)
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    Sociology Undergrad; Cum Laude, 2008 - 2010
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