Unrestrained Revelry

“2. (lowercase) unrestrained revelry”…

Le Cheval (The Horse)

Le Cheval
(The Horse)

…is one of the definitions of “saturnalia”, a word that comes from the celebration of the Roman god Saturn. The original Saturnalia orgies were held in the month that we now know as December. However, in the Cyprian Zodiac, we take time each Saturday (see the pattern?) during Le Cheval – the period between May 27 and July 17 – to spend time in meditation, creation and, ideally, unrestrained revelry.

Why do we do this? It seems a bit religious, you might think. Well, the idea is that in our daily (reactive) lives, it isn’t easy to take time out to pursue our creative (Beautiful) Life. So, the Cyprian Zodiac system was put together to help with that. It’s simply a device we use to keep things fresh and interesting and to make sure we are continually working toward masterworks of art and our lives.

That being said, there is some really cool stuff going on during Le Cheval with the planet Saturn. On Monday, NASA tweeted an elegant picture of three crescent moons of Saturn. Their Cassini Solstice Mission is currently doing flybys of the ringed planet including a June 17 pass by the moon Dione and a July 7 pass by Titan. The project site has some stunning photographs and information that should inspire you to consider our place in the cosmos. Also, Discovery News posted an article on June 10 entitled “Saturn’s Newly Discovered Ring Dwarfs the Gas Giant” and has some cool photos as well.

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Mr. Holst

Mr. Holst

Maybe listen to Gustav Holst‘s Saturn, Bring of Old Age (Holst’s personal favorite of the suite) while you peruse that material…or better yet, while you create something. It’s about 9 minutes long. What can you create in that time?

Fiat Lux Lunae.

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About frankyvivid

Franky Vivid is a poet and burlesque producer from Chicago. He is married to burlesque star Michelle L’amour, with whom he co-founded the international literary salon Naked Girls Reading in 2009. For four years he was the curator of the Everleigh Social Club in Chicago, an experiment in using Cyprianism to inform the operation of a private arts club. Vivid is a Freemasonic Knight Templar and founder of Paradise Garden #7. For more on Cyprianism and a continuing discussion about elements of The Seed and its underlying Philosophy and Practice, visit him at www.cyprianism.com.
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