Rainbows Keep Falling On My Head

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Most Valuable Photography In worldThis photograph – “Rhine” – by Andreas Gursky is now the most expensive photographic image in the world, having just sold for $4.3 million.

He is a Capricorn and this pic breaks the record for the previously most expensive pic in the world, held by Cindy Sherman, also a Capricorn. 

Second Most Valuable Photograpy Artwork in worldCapricorns with enough guts, ingenuity and stamina to pursue authenticity at the mo have Pluto totally onside. Like they’re tapped into an underworldly source of power. 

I once read that if you want to access Plutonic wisdom and no thank you, we’re not always in the mood, you go sit at the base of one of those huge and dramatic looking baobab or fig trees, sort of nestle yourself into the roots as they are said to reach far beneath, into other places. 

Or walk barefoot on beautiful grass.  Can you all sense the Earth Energy vibing out and about today??? 

Quieten the mind, worship your bod and give it what it needs.

Rainbow over magic treeI’ve said it before and i’m saying it again now. Scientists have no idea what they’re talking about when it comes to rainbows. They’re totally magic.

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aurora lights

the water in that photo looks like silver mercury like… i don’t know if this really happened or not, but i have this ‘memory ‘ from when i was about 5 years old, that i stood out the front of my house, for real, and saw a rainbow in the sky at night…probably impossible but strange ‘memory’ to have. have Pluto coming up on my MC with Sun and Merc conj MC natally…have been putting a great deal of time and work into what schemes i’m going to proactively and boldly pursue to get with the cosmic program. to sum… Read more »

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

The Rainbow is about a covenant (The Arc of the Covenant)…an agreement/promise of the return of light. Mystic is right that science cannot vouch for such a thing..They are looking in the wrong direction.

~And all of our lights combined form of the 12 essences of gold. And this is the activating power of the single flame of God~

-Lord Zadkiel/Ezekiel

(chalking up alot of my spiritual sharing to the Sagg eclipse coming up on my Jupiter in 6th trine Aries Merc/trans Uranus, 10th…)

Each day awakening just feeling quite well, exalted, so to speak. And I love it. About time…

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Maybe “elevated” a more appropriate word as have not “exalted” myself..lol…(except something is giving me that feeling/state of being. Think when I talk or write about such things some kind of energy kicks in).

As an aside, when I last saw the Toro said he would call and it has been nearly 3 weeks. Do owe him a massage but it must have been whatever it was meant to be. It all seems to now fade in comparison.

Louella
Louella

I dreamt the other night of a rainbow. In the dream it was nightime, I think. I was in a room with an open window and, apparently, I was with more people. We all were mesmerized because suddenly there was a rainbow in the sky! It was beautiful. I wanted to take a picture but, by the time the camera was ready, the rainbow was gone. I think I thought to myself in the dream that it was not meant to be a material thing (a photo), but to be kept in my mind, as a memory, or something like… Read more »

Scorched Earth
Scorched Earth

Rainbows are magic! Definitely! The first pic is interesting. I find myself gazing looking for more because of it’s simplicity. I think if I’d continued I might have got mildy annoyed. I find anything that simple in any circumstance usually has more to tell but isn’t necessarily giving it away. Sure, life, things, people, emotions, whatever can be simplified but at the end of the day it’s not that simple. So maybe this is about gazing through the frustration to see beyond into the stillness, to see the form and then loose that in your own imaginings? I like that… Read more »

Charley
Charley

Sherman is just a hero, an artistic icon and so Cap. She’s an endlessly fascinating and clever artist, Gursky is also very clever just not my thing aesthetically generally but this one I like.

Pluto has been hammering away at my MC for the past year and a half, in hindsight it’s been a blessing. I feel like my Cap MC is finally getting into gear, somehow.

Little Joey
Little Joey

I’m somehow in love with the Rhine photo, even though it’s not my usual thing…..

fushiafairy
fushiafairy

I adore rainbows….in fact…lol…..well….

My daughter’s middle name is Rainbow…
It was going to be Celeste. I had been thinking it was suppose to be Rainbow for awhile though. On her due date, we went to town. ON the way we saw two different rainbows. I KNEW her middle name was Rainbow, not Celeste.
It fits her incredibly. Her style is funky and colorful. Her entire life people have called her Punky Brewster.

We are drawn to rainbows…. photos, paintings, colors, prisms, songs.

andromeda
andromeda

That’s super sweet. I love it when you know a name is right. Celeste is elegant – Rainbow is punchy and vibrant like the name Punky! I knew I got my 2nd son’s 2nd name a bit wrong, waiting to change it by deed poll…
He reminds me of my grandfather and I wanted to give him his antique name and my hub baulked. But the older he gets the more he seems like an ‘Elf Ruler’ or an elf of some description like the name means. (Funnily, my Gem has agreed to change it happily now too).

Gneiss
Gneiss

Love rainbows, prisms etc.. have been told too many prisms is ‘bad’ feng shui, but I’m not buying it. My big Neptune (rainbows) *loves them & the colors give good vibrations + my Sun conj Uranus loves this: http://www.amazon.com/Kikkerland-Solar-Powered-Double-Rainbow-Maker/dp/B00079WGCE/ref=pd_sim_hg_1

andromeda
andromeda

Want to be in the 3rd photo. Nestled in the loving roots of that bodhi tree bringing that rainbow down in thru my crown chakra and gaia up through the roots. Bliss!

Lucy
Lucy

Have always worried about children without parents.
(also worry about children with parents)

have incredible need to nurture lately.
will say a prayer for the boy who just lost his mother.

fushiafairy
fushiafairy

Thank you. The child is a young teenage girl.

leogroover
leogroover

have been wondering about parents impact on kids myself. Been looking into my son’s astro to try and understand him better but he is a contradiction of taurus/gemini and aries with teenage hormones as the icing on the cake.

all the descriptions by astrodienst are just not him at all as he is shy and lacks confidence. I know he will grow up soon but we fight so much I’m gonna let his dad take over to steer him post yr 12.

Lucy the Leo
Lucy the Leo

That must be tough. I don’t think anyone would describe me as shy, but I certainly went through phases of withdrawal as a teenager. Steve Biddulph says that if you are a single mother, you should let the father take your son for a year at the age of 14. My son is only 3, but already I think I would find that VERY difficult.

leogroover
leogroover

not that simple thanks Steve. never prescribed to much kid advice books except excellent one based on Montersorri author = deborah jackson maybe. anyhoo its time for dad to steer the ship at 17 years. Im prob a bit hormonal myself so doesn’t help.

Wildwood
Wildwood

Ok I am not appreciating the awesomeness of the first pic at all. Seriously, WTF?!

fushiafairy
fushiafairy

no me neither. ….just reminds me when I feel bleak and flat inside.

andromeda
andromeda

Ditto!

Libraquarius
Libraquarius

Agree. I have just watched a segment on the famine in Somalia and the plight of refugees. It puts things into perspective. So, sorry, I can’t come at $4.3 million. Gross. And I find the photo soulless, very depressing. I love the one of the tree and rainbow, beautiful. And the photo by Cindy Sherman – just plain boring. Each to his or her own. It’d be a weird world if we all liked the same stuff or had the same view of the world.

Zaiborg
Zaiborg

Yep, It takes more than one colour to make a rainbow…

fushiafairy
fushiafairy

lovely rainbow with the promise of healing after a storm….. I heard bad news tonight…my son’s friend’s mother has been missing for 3 weeks and they just found her body this weekend. My heart is heavy and sad. My kids have so many close friends who have lost their mothers early. If breaks my heart for them. I see the compassion that most of the children here have for these kids and I am so proud of them. My own kids have known how to comfort those in mourning from an incredibly young age. My children have pluto transiting their… Read more »

Lauren
Lauren

That’s terrible fuschia. I hope you and your son’s friend have a strong support system to provide the care and sensitivity that you both need right now. *hugs*

Personally, neither photo does anything for me and I wouldn’t pay to have either hanging in my home…but to each their own.

Here then, is a photo that is hopefully a bit more comforting for you. I like how the sleepy human form resembles the roots of the tea tree. Kind of dreamy and surreal.
http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_li2maw1x0B1qz503po1_500.jpg

GeorgeSand
GeorgeSand

Just awful FF. I’m so sorry for your son and his friend.

fushiafairy
fushiafairy

Lauren and George, Thank you. Lauren, that photo is amazing. I love it. I want to curl up in the limbs and drift away into a dreamy healing slumber. In a community this small, either you are close to the person or are close to someone who is. My son is okay, said he gave her(his friend) a hug today at school. Although he is good friends with the daughter, we didn’t really know the mom. I hadn’t talked to her in a few years. It just makes me sad that another one of his friends is motherless. Two of… Read more »

Scorched Earth
Scorched Earth

Sorry to hear that FF. What a terrible thing to affect you all. Don’t apologise for being down.

Wishing you (all) many beautiful healing rainbows ahead! x0x

Charley
Charley

Ugh so sad, yes no apologies for feeling down, how could you not? x

Ali B
Ali B

I think Im missing something. What is so special about it? Far out thats a lot of money, can only assume in real life they must be impressive.

GeorgeSand
GeorgeSand

Agree re Sherman. But what is she doing shilling Jimmy Choo shoes these days?
Love that last pic.

ScorpioRising
ScorpioRising

I dig Cindy Sherman she is a work of art. Her life is Art.

shell
shell

Cindy Sherman’s work is about capturing a moment that is supposed to imply a story, rather than be an aesthetically pleasing set up. Note the crumpled letter? Why is she lying on the floor there? like that? at that time? Sherman is always the person in the photo, so dresses up in wigs etc. It means they are much more complicated in their set up than they look. Although i have quite amusing image of hers that uses a doll and a sausage and a mask to imply all sorts of things. She focuses a lot on issues of female… Read more »

Uranian&Plutonic Virgo
Uranian&Plutonic Virgo

😀

andromeda
andromeda

Really enjoyed reading both your posts shell – nerd away!! Beautiful.

Charles
Charles

I wouldn’t characterize Gursky as removing the drama. It depends on the subject. You ought to see his pictures of a live concert by Madonna. I could show you a web pic but it just does not capture the drama of standing in front of the picture and seeing it with your own eyes. http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kx26rczqhB1qzrmzno1_500.jpg The pictures are just huge, like 9×12 feet, and you can see every single person in the crowd. I remember seeing one of the photos and looking through the entire scene to try to find the center of the action, and then I finally saw… Read more »

shell
shell

I was commenting specifically on the Rhine photo compared to the Sherman photo, which I don’t actually think is one of her best, but anyway. Yes I’ve seen that concert photo. I guess it was the same exhibition doing the rounds a couple of years ago. I definitely preferred his big empty photos to the big full ones though. Like the shop shelves, or the building windows. That empty river plain just does it for me, and the race track. I completely agree re needing to see them for real though. The scale in particular cannot be captured in an… Read more »

Charles
Charles

Ooh, I saw the biggest ever Barnett Newman retrospective at the LA Contemporary, I wish you could have been there. BTW, I think I finally found an analogy that explains what the experience of viewing the work is like. Back in the 70s when I was first in art school taking photo classes, I heard about a workshop called “Photography for the Blind.” I thought that was impossible until I read the story. Some people are legally blind, they cannot see anything beyond a couple of inches from their eyes. But they can read a book if they hold it… Read more »

shell
shell

Yes!

postmodscorp
postmodscorp

Charles that is an amazing story. Photography is my medium of choice, and you have just nailed why I love it. Thank you!

Lucy the Leo
Lucy the Leo

I am dying to see a Gursky exhibit now! And that pic of the Madonna concert is amazing, can’t imagine what it’s like in person.

Link
Link

$4.3 mil huh? It’s stories of outlandish prices such as these that make me despair of the idiocy and vanity of humans. (I am in a seriously grumpy mood about what the western world considers popular and the dodgy, inane, superficial crap it values so highly.) It’s a nice photograph. That’s all it is. I’m sure he’s done other work that is far and away much more interesting. The Cindy Sherman photograph, I cannot extend as much generosity. It’s Ok if you like orange checked shorts, and floor tiles and the 50’s retro look I suppose. Neither of which I… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous

I think Cindy Sherman is amazing. One of my fave artists of all time. And at least the money is going to the arts and not a sports person for once. raspberries to you. Or should I say sour grapes.

Uranian&Plutonic Virgo
Uranian&Plutonic Virgo

And……..you post as “anonymous”? Really evolved. So what, someone doesn’t appreciate the work of an artist you find ‘amazing’, you think it’s sour grapes? Different strokes etc., subjective opinions and all, including whether an artist is talented or not. The money results from the competitiveness of the collectors anyway, which is incredible considering it’s all ego crap, and it’s a lot of money for ego crap display/collecting, often regardless of an artist’s talent or whether “the money is going to the arts”. (Besides, I wouldn’t be so narrow-minded so as to begrudge the same amount of money going to a… Read more »

Link
Link

Thanks UPV. I think the raspberries with sour grapes quip was directed at my grumpiness, so fair enough perhaps. It’s not what you say so much. . . .

Tom Lehrer

“It’s a brave person who stands up in a college auditorium and comes out in favour of what everyone else is against” or no doubt, vice versa.

Then there is always.
Are you coming to bed?

Anonymous
Anonymous

It wasn’t meant to be taken seriously. Just a light jab. Sorry to offend. UPV lighten up. I agree that talent isn’t restricted to the arts. Just saying it is nice to see it being supported for once. Most of us are finding it tough in this field. Good on them both for successfully making it in their field. And I stand by Cindy. I think this is the last time I comment here. Sheesh.

Gemini 1001
Gemini 1001

I love the second Pic – it seems to represent the headspace I should be in now. Pluto is giving me a hard time today although I’m putting up a good fight with a bit of guts and authenticity i think.. I just gave it to the Bible Stalkers whom have travelled to my farm to lecture me about sin: ‘What religion are you’? ‘Im into a bit of Wiccan, shamanism, mother nature…you know’ ‘But what do you belive in?’ ‘Gay marriage’ Blahhhh… what a day!!!! BTW Do we look at where we have Capricorn to see the influence of… Read more »

Lauren
Lauren

Ha! That’s a great response. You should have said, “You’ll have to excuse me, I’ve having tea with Jesus in the kitchen and we’re discussing his comeback.” 😉

fushiafairy
fushiafairy

I have noticed also to look at the house it rules. What house do you have Scorpio on the cusp of? 7th?
So yes, look at 9th since that is where pluto is. But also pluto will pull capicorn energy to whatever house pluto rules.

shell
shell

Gursky’s photographs are amazing. About the size of billboards. And generally of mundane/empty landscapes where the colours and lines create this amazing sense of drama, and stillness. The size of them generally distorts the scale as well. He took one of a race track in Dubai or somewhere similar, from very high in a crane or helicopter perhaps. So its a grey curving line in cream background. Amazingly beautiful and difficult to settle on ‘race track’. I saw of his Rhine photos as well, can’t tell if it is that one, where there is a tiny little orange traffic cone… Read more »

shell
shell

now i can’t stop looking at it, which is rather distracting.

Charles
Charles

Yeah, I saw an exhibit of Gursky photos, they are damn amazing. But I just do not know how the hell he gets this kind of money for his work. I mean, look at this list of the top 5 most expensive photos ever. 3 of them are from Gursky.

http://tinyurl.com/82joskr

Note the photo at #3, by Richard Prince, “Untitled – Cowboy” which is a photo of a Marlboro advertisement in a magazine. But since it’s “appropriation,” it’s worth $3.4 million. That price was all the more irritating because he broke the previous record for a photo, held by Edward Steichen.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Hmmm yes, whilst I’m all for post modernism, you’ve got to think someone was had paying that much for a mag print.
Gursky’s work is at least in the tradition of landscape artists.
There’s a hell of a lot of photo paper to pay for as well 🙂

shell
shell

me

Scorptropical
Scorptropical

Hey Shell, We have the same taste in photos – mundane/empty/barren landscapes, abandoned buildings and broken windows etc. Are you familiar with the Australian photographer – Murray Fredericks? He camped out for some time in the middle of Lake Eyre before it was flooded (obviously) and captured the changing light and landscape. So beautiful. I envy his trip out in the wilderness. The doco is on his website. It’s a must see! Love John Olsen’s paintings of Lake Eyre too. His last exhibition was stunning. Would love to visit Lake Eyre one day. Have already looked into tours including a… Read more »

shell
shell

Photography is defn my favourite medium, and no, didnt know about Fredericks, they are amazing!
Lake Eyre is one of my holiday fantasies as well. Easier to get to from Vic.
My mum took a whole series of star trail photos when I was a kid, lots of stars in nth NSW.
Unfortunately she doesn’t know where the negs are.
It’s on my list of things to do when I can get out of the city.