12 January

indexThe answer is dreams. Dreaming on and on. Entering the world of dreams and never coming out. Living in dreams for the rest of time.

Haruki Murakami, born on 12 January 1949, Sun Capricorn, Moon in Gemini, Japanese novelist  (10.3) Hear the Wind Sing, Dance Dance Dance, After Dark.

Dreams come from the past, not from the future. Dreams shouldn’t control you, you should control them

Body cells replace themselves every month. Even at this very moment. Most everything you think you know about me is nothing more than memories.

Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn’t something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This storm is you. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn’t get in, and walk through it, step by step. There’s no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones.


Other celebrities born today:

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, (10.6) Sun in Capricorn, Moon in Virgo, Indian spiritualist (12 January 1917-d. 2008), leader of the TM movement, achieved fame as the guru to The Beatles and other celebrities.
Decide what you want and don’t think of intermediary conditions.When Nature works for us, we should want what we want and Nature will work it out for us. 

Jack London, (10.5.3) Sun Capricorn, Moon in Leo, Ascendant in Gemini, American author (12 January 1876-d. 1916). Author of Call of the Wild and White Fang, the short stories “To Build a Fire”, “An Odyssey of the North”, and “Love of Life”.

Swami Vivekananda, (10.7.10) Sun and Ascendant in Capricorn, Moon in Libra, Indian philosopher (12 January 1863-1902).  The chief disciple of the 19th century mystic Ramakrishna Paramahansa and the founder of the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.

Ferenc Molnár, Hungarian writer (12 January 1878-d. 1952)

Jean Delannoy, (10.2.2) Sun Capricorn, Moon and Ascendant in Taurus, French film director (12 January 1908-d. 2008), La symphonie pastorale, Bernadette

Charles Faulkner, American motivational speaker and author 12 January 1952
Kreskin, (10.2.5) American mentalist 12 January 1935

Charles Perrault, (10.12) Sun Capricorn, Moon in Pisces, French folklorist (12 January 1628-d. 1703). The best known of his tales include Le Petit Chaperon rouge (Little Red Riding Hood), Cendrillon (Cinderella), Le Chat Botté (Puss in Boots) and La Barbe bleue(Bluebeard).


Lenaia: an annual orgiastic festival with a dramatic competition taking place in Athens on the 12th day of the month of Gamelion, roughly corresponding to January, in honour of Dionysos Lenaios. It was celebrated with ecstatic dances.

Saints: Feria (RC); Ailred of Rievaulx, Benedict Biscop, Tatiana.

Gospel of Thomas: (4) Jesus said, “The man old in days will not hesitate to ask a small child seven days old about the place of life, and he will live. For many who are first will become last, and they will become one and the same.”

ACIM: Lesson 12 – I am upset because I see a meaningless world.

Concise Epitome: 1.4 Fully conscious of the despondent nature of our venture, with the unfolding of those events which generated the perception of this universe of space and time where we, on an endless search, appear to take the helm. (Pienamente consapevoli della vana natura di tale impresa, procediamo indi a rievocare quegli accadimenti che convogliarono la percezione di codesta collocazionspazio-temporale così come si evidenzia all’ordinario e umano prospetto visivo.)