I picked up the local December 26th, 2018 Queensland newspaper from a few days ago and saw Jason Momoa and his fish-scale like tattoo and I wondered if he just go it from landing the role of 'Aquaman'.
But no, I did an internet search (not a Google) and found out just what that tat meant.
"Voyager 2 was launched on August 20 1977 — 16 days before its twin Voyager 1 — making it the oldest space mission. "Its mission was to go and visit the giant planets of the solar system Jupiter, Saturn and of course eventually Uranus and Neptune," Mr Nagle said. It is the only spacecraft to have flown by Uranus, in 1986, and Neptune, in 1989.
Since then it has continued its journey though the solar system towards interstellar space. "Nobody really expected the spacecraft to last this long, to be able to continue out on their journey, to travel through
the heliosheath boundary, out across the heliopause into interstellar space," Mr Nagle said. But it still has a long way to travel until it reaches the edge of the solar system, which is defined by a halo of objects such as comets known as the Oort Cloud."
Well, just for the record(s), I'd have to say that is a pretty remarkable feat.
The probes both have a special cargo on board — a copy each of a copper-plated polygraph dubbed the Golden Record, containing
27 songs from all corners of the globe. The record began a trend of sending physical artefacts into space, including diamonds, an advertisement for Doritos, and more recently 50,000 poems read by users on Chinese social mediaplatform WeChat from around the world."
Voyager Golden Record, which was launched into space in 1977.
The 1977 version is unusual in that unlike the other early music selections on the Golden Record, it was performed on original instruments by David Munrow, one of the pioneers of the Early Music revival."
Nonetheless, the album was the group's first to fall short of gold certification in the US."
I was exactly 13 years-old when 'Passage' was released on September 23rd, 1977.
Chuck Berrywhose 'Johnny B. Goode' is one of the songs on the Voyager craft's gold record passed away in the 50th anniversary year of the craft's launch from planet Earth.
"The Voyager Golden Record contains116 images plus a calibration image and a variety of natural sounds, such as those made by surf, wind, and thunder, and animal sounds, including the songs of birds, whales and dolphins.
The record, which is carried on both the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecrafts, additionally features musical selections from different cultures and eras, spoken greetings in fifty-nine languages, other human sounds, like footsteps and laughter (Carl Sagan's), and printed messages from President Jimmy Carter and U.N. Secretary-GeneralKurt Waldheim.
The items were selected for NASA by a committee chaired by
The rune set and the lizard were only a few inches from each other on the store shelf and the only reason I boughtthe lizard and the runes was that I knew Gordon White from the'Rune Soup'blog was giving a talk in this bookshop in January, 2019, from reading a recent post at his blog - ‘SPEAK OF THE DEVIL’ – LIVE PRESENTATION IN JANUARY
A "live" presentation hey Gordon? We all know "live" spelled backwards is "evil", don't we?-) Well, I guess Gordon would tell me that I haven't "lived" until I've been to a talk about the "devil" ;-)
The funny thing was that I was only really over at West End on that Friday evening not to really visit bookshops, but because I was chasing butterflies, more or less - Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit ... Hole?
But lizards had been catching my eye all that week for some reason.
I had just been to see the movie Bohemian Rhapsodybefore arriving at Ecclectia and had remembered the lizard reference in that movie to one of Freddie's costumes.
"The lizard animal totem is a reliable messenger from
the spiritual realm.
They are flexible and highly adaptive to their surroundings, capable of overcoming a plethora of adverse circumstances and personal attacks.
Their ability to thrive in such conditions earns them the symbolism of being able to go with the flow and the inherent value of amalgamating in the wild."
"When the lizards are caught by a predator, they are capable of shedding their tail in order to escape, leaving their captor completely boggled long enough to scurry away under rocks or into the jungle.
Of course, they are able to grow it back with time, but the act still symbolic of quite a sacrifice in the name of survival.
This act is a literalsymbol of regeneration and shows us that we are capable of symbolically doing this ourselves.
The new tail is also asymbol of growth and rebirth. When lizard animal totems regrow the tail that they have shed, they are literally regenerating something that is lost.
If these creatures can physically regrow a lost limb, then we can certainly regenerate parts of our soul metaphorically.
All of these profound capabilities are gifts that should be appreciated and revered.
We, too, possess gifts, albeit not of the same literal nature.
It’s our responsibility to exercise and utilize them at appropriate times so that we can take care of ourselves and live happily and freely, like the lizard.
Although we may not have the same type of physical predator, there are still forces in life that are out to get us and prevent us from succeeding in all that we want."
"Individuals who gravitate to lizard symbols are prone to repetition and often find themselves going through the same cycles.
While this can be positive, it is more often negative and unproductive.
You are not prone to this out of fear of breaking the norm."
Watching the wheel go round?
"Actually, lizard meanings show that you are typically very sound with facing fears.
Rather, your personal energy thrives off of recreating.
Exercise this process and attention to detail to ensure that you are not just riding the same Ferris Wheel over and over again.
Use your talents in new endeavors in addition to perfecting the old."
Is your ego reigning supreme or are you acting from your heart?
It is crucial to take this introspection seriously, as our egos are masters of deception. In our search for inner truth, we may have to peel back many superficial layers and address issues and facts that make us uncomfortable.
In order to focus on our dreams, we must focus and listen to what our hearts are truly telling us. Sometimes, our minds throw a wrench into the mix, but you can always rely on the good intentions of our hearts.
If you see the lizard symbolism in your dreams, the little guy is reminding you of those gifts hidden just beneath the surface.
To be fulfilled and manage your well-being comprehensively, it is your own responsibility to use these gifts.
Otherwise, they are an unfortunate waste."
OK, so maybe the riddle behind thelizard signs might have been solved but what about the runes?
Another funny thing is that I started reading Sarah Krasnostein's book 'The Trauma Cleaner'this morning and I couldn't help thinking the gloves in the front cover looked like the fehu rune. And in the intro to the book Sarah writes, "I saw wonders of the dark world, as true of our collective human life as radio stations and birthday cards: walls that had turned soft from mould, food that had liquefied, drinks that had solidified, flies raised on human blood, the pink soap of the recently deceased and eighteen year-old chicken bones lying like runes at the bottom of the pot."
Oddly enough, I saw Bohemian Rhapsody again the next day, as my youngest son had text me on Friday as I was leaving for the cinema to ask if I wanted to seeBohemian Rhapsody on Saturday night. I told him I was already on my way to see it and he said, well if you like it we can go see Saturday night. And since there was nothing else on that I wanted to see I saw it again with him.