Posts tagged ‘planets’

An Open Letter to Barbara Hand-Clow

by Milky Way Maid

The following is a letter I am sending to Ms. Clow care of her publisher. But it might get to her sooner by posting it here, maybe.


Dear Ms. Barbara Hand-Clow,

I have been a reader of your books, though not for as many years as I would have liked. With regard to the theories posited in Catastrophobia and in The Mayan Code, I believe I have found some interesting material that intermeshes with yours.


Continue Reading April 3, 2011 at 6:06 pm Leave a comment

Mars’ redness may be due to natural nuclear explosion

by Milky Way Maid, from news reports

According to a new report from a senior propulsion scientist at Orbital Technologies Corp., Mars’ redness may be linked to a nuclear past. In a story that has been picked up by AOL news service, this hypothesis is supported by the presence of radioactive materials still found on the planet surface.


“A natural nuclear reaction could have occurred on our own planet — and could happen again, said Dr. John Brandenburg, a senior propulsion scientist at Orbital Technologies Corp.

‘ “The Martian surface is covered with a thin layer of radioactive substances including uranium, thorium and radioactive potassium — and this pattern radiates from a hot spot [on Mars],” Brandenburg told”

Very interesting article. Let’s hope that funding is successfully sought for a mission to Mars to verify this hypothesis. Article may be read at:

Continue Reading April 2, 2011 at 6:45 am Leave a comment

Book Excerpt on Death of Pluto

by Milky Way Maid

Hi, Readers.

Came across a book excerpt at The Atlantic about the ‘murder’ of Pluto. This author wrote a book on how he discovered Xena, which was large enough to be deemed a planet on its own. However, its discovery ignited a controversy over how to define a planet, and in the ensuing brouhaha, Xena was denied planet status and Pluto was demoted.

You might want to pick up the book after reading this excerpt, online free at

So far I give it a B+.

Continue Reading December 7, 2010 at 7:03 pm Leave a comment

A Crop Circle that is a Sky Map? Yeah, at Avebury

by Milky Way Maid

I just came across this even tho the crop circle was in 2008. I probably did see something about this Avebury Manor at the time (July 15, 2008), but did not try to make sense of the crop circle as a possible map of the heavens at a certain date. However, this article does give a possible date when the planets would line up just like on the crop circle schematic. Funny how it is almost exactly two years since the crop circle appeared.

The blobs representing planets seem to line up in a configuration that matches how the solar system will appear on December 23, 2012. What is the significance of this, you ask? Well, maybe the answer has to do with the end of the Mayan calendar and how the earth will line up with the Galactic Center — or maybe not. But you can read the article at this link and make up your own mind.

Continue Reading July 13, 2010 at 7:15 am Leave a comment

Astrology and Colors

 by Milky Way Maid

While there may be some differences of opinion on what colors are associated with what signs and planets, there is agreement on most issues. Here is a treatment of the color associations, which you may find helpful when drawing up horary charts to try to find lost objects.

 Sun: The Sun rules colors of the sun, logically enough. From white to yellow to gold and orange. Some even include the blue at the center of a gas flame.

 Moon: Soft white, and the metal silver. Milky white and frosted white. Everybody agrees on this.

Mercury: Two schools of thought on this. Yellow. Sunny yellow to orange. Then the other group gives him light blue or dove gray.

 Venus: Two schools of thought on this one. Some say it rules the deep Madonna-blue as in religious paintings. Others say she rules white and purple. Other like her to have the traditional girly pink, too. I have been going with the white and purple; that seems to work for me.

 Mars: Red, fire-engine red and cherry red and cardinal red and every shade of red. Some also include tints of red going into rose. Eh, I cannot see Mars in girly pink. Not even a pink shirt.

 Jupiter: Sky blue, royal blue. Another school of thought gives him red and green, Christmasy colors, that inspire giving and gifting. Red and green have been working for me, while other planets and signs fight over blue shades.

 Saturn: Dark somber colors like black of course, and charcoal and any dark muddy color. Some given him dark greens, but I don’t know about that. I suppose olive and hunter greens would fit. Saturn is also metal in general, so a gunmetal gray or steel gray is probably Saturnian.

 Uranus: Electric colors. Neon colors. But especially patterned colors like blocks and plaids and checks and so forth.

 Neptune: Colors of the deep ocean: sapphire blue, teal blue, aquamarine, seafoam, and turquoise. Any watery blues and greens.

 Pluto: Black again. Bold color combos like red and black. Dark hues in general like maroon.

 Aries: White with red. Or red alone. Aries like at least a little bit on red on clothing or jewelry, or a red purse and shoes.

 Taurus: White and/or lemon yellow. Some assign Taurus deep blues like the Madonna blue mentioned above. Lots of Taureans seem to feel more relaxed with blue in their homes and surroundings so humor them.

 Gemini: White and/or orange.

 Cancer: Green and russet. Colors of food, hmm?

 Leo: Red and/or green again. Leo really likes strong colors, none of those wishy-washy pastels for him. Or her.

 Virgo: Speckled patterns, including polka dots. Black and white only, like those smart-looking dresses at the Ascot races.

 Libra: Pastels and all art tints. Light blues and rose.

 Scorpio: Dark colors from black to charcoal to dark brown, plus maroon.   

Sagittarius: Yellow and green, the colors of the fields and forest.

 Capricorn: Black and dark brown. Power suit colors, you know?

 Aquarius: Sky blue, baby blue, light turquoise. Also colors you would paint metal, the grayed tints and metallic silver. Metallic colors in general.

 Pisces: Turquoise, but ocean colors in general.

March 13, 2009 at 2:38 pm 1 comment

Venus Revealed: Probe Discovers Extraordinary Weather System of Venus

Venus Express has seen some amazing things while monitoring the behavior of the planet’s atmosphere with its Venus Monitoring Camera (VMC). VMC has captured a series of images showing the development of the bright southern haze. Within days, the high-altitude veil continually brightened and dimmed, moving towards equatorial latitudes and back towards the pole again.

March 19, 2008 at 9:56 pm

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As a special gift to my readers I thought you might enjoy some background music. A terrific writer and geek found these archived radio recordings of the Beatles for a Swedish radio show way back when. He cleaned them up a bit and edited them, and here they are. Five songs in cool condition. So turn up the volume alright already.

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