Episode 27 of Media Astra Ac Terra is now available for download! In this episode, we look at Pluto in the Astra segment, and the mineralogy and metaphysics of obsidian in the Terra segment. Then in the main show I share with you the first two installments of my tarot segment from the Kakophonos podcast.
I didn’t end up seeing much of the lunar eclipse this morning, I’m afraid – the cloud cover was just too heavy for most of it. But I did manage to see the very beginning of the eclipse, and got a fairly decent picture of the shadowed moon through a light screen of cloud. And even though I couldn’t see it at totality, I did step outside just to feel myself standing on the earth between the two lights of the sun and moon, and drink in the combination of that alignment and the early solstice morning. It was lovely.
As far as show notes go, although I didn’t mention it by name in the Astra segment, I thought you might be interested in this National Geographic article about some new observations of the relative size of Pluto and Eris, the two contenders for “largest dwarf planet.”
In the Terra segment, I mentioned the British Museum web page for John Dee’s obsidian mirror, and I quoted a brief (and somewhat unfortunate) passage from Scott Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem, and Metal Magic. I think I may have gotten parts of the book’s title out of order in the show; if so, I apologize.
Thanks for listening, and I hope you enjoy the show!
– Oraia Sphinx
P.S. – Perhaps in compensation for losing so much sleep for so little gain while trying to view the eclipse, I woke up this morning to find a sleepy solstice owl perched outside my window: