The Coolest Shit Hippies Said

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So it’s clearly the season of gifting and i have another subscriber giveaway – this time it is a box of cool product from A Bit Hippy –  Shampoos, Conditions, Moisturizers, Vegan Lip Balms, some tea…etc. There is way more in it than the picture above…

So they are phtlate (can’t spell it, don’t want to spell it) and paraben free – we knew they were bad for us already but these products are also silicone free.  I did not know why silicone was villainous but voila: “Silicone creates the illusion of healthy, shiny hair while actually further drying out the hair from the inside, which is exactly as sinister as it sounds. “Silicone coats the hair shaft for a sleek shiny finish, but it prevents the real nutrients from conditioners to penetrate the hair shaft.”

It actually sounds like one of those Undead relationships or friendships.  And of course, you can hypo-google your heart out if you want to find links between life/serenity-threatening conditions and chemicals in products we use everyday.

BUT what freaks me out about this is it is the same shit hippies have been on about for decades. i had a pretty intense Norsca habit in my teens and recall this old (i thought) hippy of a teacher lecturing me about petrochemicals that don’t actually spring from the pine woods of the Norwegian Alps but more like the bottom of the cesspools of capitalist pricks who also poisoned our water supplies with flouride to thin our bones and something about the cuttlefish that budgies sharpened their beaks on. Right? It was confusing to me also BUT she was basically correct about more or less everything she said.

SO i am going to send this amazing gift box out to whomever comes up with the Coolest Shit Hippies Said That Was Correct anecdote – throw in astrology if you can, my hippy teacher was – yes – an Aquarius and with the Aquarius t-shirt worn for sporting activities, rainbow eye shadow, a VW (she would have flipped at the emissions scandal – hers was the Herbie generation) and amber anklets.

I will announce the winner by Friday!

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Athena
Athena

Don’t trust anyone over 30!

Taurus Vixen
Taurus Vixen

To late for my story but darn happy they ship to USA!

Jupiter
Jupiter

‘Babies can see auras’
Peace and love xxxx

Vicki
Vicki

When the moon is in the seventh house
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the plantes
And love will steer the stars.

geminielle
geminielle

95 year old hippy lady just passed, did yoga till the day she died (day before sorry) hippy before hippies, aquarian with a fair bit of cap I believe feminist, told me “choice is the most powerful and the only real thing we have to create our life. Use it wisely.”
Never forgotten it. Vale Elaine.

skarab
skarab

My first yoga & meditation class was with a bunch of people sitting out in a rainforest clearing, and some had taken their kids along as well.
The teacher quoted Lao Tzu about the virtues of being still: “Be still. Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity”.
And then after sitting there in silence for about 5 minutes, one of the kids said “Gee, hummingbirds have to move very fast to stay still!” We were all floored.

sphinx
sphinx

That child is a genius! Bwhahaha!

skarab
skarab

Guru chile 😉

We left to do some mindful larking about the waterhole instead.

NBZ
NBZ

give peace a chance.

Chrysalis
Chrysalis

This Woodstock reunion-themed ad is itself 20 years old now and yes it’s for a big cola company, but it’s gently funny. “Here come those darned hippies again.”

sphinx
sphinx

Haha! Those Woodstock suits! Reminds me of that Disraeli quote, “A man who is not a Liberal at sixteen has no heart; a man who is not a Conservative at sixty has no head”.

Chrysalis
Chrysalis

Haha love it. My fave from this ad is the suited hippie on the brick mobile phone:
“I told you the green marble goes in the UPSTAIRS bathroom” !

davidl
davidl

I was Shirley MacLaine in a previous life.

Redlipstick Virgo
Redlipstick Virgo

An Aqua who I loved took off his shoes and said “I know you never loved anyone in this house” it was true and I kissed him.

CousinRibby
CousinRibby

I was in Byron Bay, buying a secondhand book and bitching to my uni friend how my mum had thrown away a lot of my books when I moved out of home. The hippy woman behind the counter interrupted me and said

“Ah! Be kind to your mum!”

I was suddenly ashamed, aware of my low-talk but thankful for her words which pulled me up. I’ve rarely said an unkind word about my mum since, often think of that quip and have repeated it to others occasionally when warranted 😉

abstractzoon
abstractzoon

“i’m going to do some yoga whilst the quinoa cooks”.

Pi
Pi

and we’re all like, does anyone *not* do that? 🙂

rachel
rachel

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150227043565237&set=pb.897565236.-2207520000.1447888098.&type=3&theater

Also, from the middle story this was attached to one of my gifts–a cheap zodiac necklace. I found it so funny at the time it took me about an hour to read it (I was also pretty distracted by a few other things at the time–the package was wrapped in glitter tissue paper, and the glitter went all over the carpet–I had a kaleidoscope with me–a hand made glass one my father bought me from the local Saturday market–if that’s not hippie enough, I also met Ken Kesey as a baby–

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150227005300237&set=pb.897565236.-2207520000.1447888098.&type=3&theater

rachel
rachel

Just in case the first link doesn’t work–

http://astrofuqery.blogspot.com/2015/11/quarter-machine-astrology.html

rachel
rachel

My father is an old hippie, and I grew up outside of Eugene OR, which is a central hub of hippie–so really I have more stories than I could tell. I’ll just tell a few of my favorite hippie life moments: Once, while going through a rough patch in my life, my friend/mentor/sister (Pisces Sun, Scorpio Rising, Cancer Moon–very deep grand water trine woman) gave me a crystal (very lightweight, black, jet I believe?) that was given to her by her friend “an Aquarius albino twin–both him and his brother have been struck by lightning–TWICE.” And she told me the… Read more »

Willowwolf
Willowwolf

I quote from an argument I witnessed over the filth in a community ‘eco-warrior’ squat – said in earnest ‘ We were Native American Indians in a previous life – we don’t know how to do housework’!

Libra9
Libra9

I grew up in a little town in the 70s surrounded by hippies living in everything from tin shacks to tents to trees. My mother taught their children at school. She loved the hippies and their simple life but couldn’t get her head around their free-loving ways where the adults would have a child together and then move on to the next person and have another child. Repeat. And Repeat. “It’s as if the music stops and they all change beds.”

Seabird
Seabird

Ha! We used to have a joke which I’ve since heard from other commune hippie kids – Q: What’s the definition of confusion? A: Father’s Day in (fill in appropriate community)…. 🙂

Libra9
Libra9

Hahaha. Gold.

Seabird
Seabird

I grew up in a hippie commune. Some choice sayings from friends and family which I find are incredibly true: My dad: “Low-fat and skimmed stuff is shit, they take out the fat and charge you more. I’m paying good money, I want the fat! “(ahead of his time, he was so right, low-fat products are poisonous, specially low-fat dairy, you should always eat the whole integral food) My dad again when someone came to stay in his always-open house….this guy was a pretend-punk and he spent a lot of time stereotyping people into class-whores and goths etc and putting… Read more »

Pi
Pi

this sounds lovely…

about the moon thing.
just given me an insight into something. thanks.

also i had a book for a while called the female mandala or the womens mandala or something, picked it up a warehouse book sale, about working more with our cycle .

skarab
skarab

Yes, the moon/menstruation thing really does work. The theory being that our bodies, through our pineal gland, and sleeping for millions of yrs under the stars, evolved to respond to the light and dark of the moon’s rhythms, menstruating at the new moon and ovulating at the full. To reproduce that rhythm in modern times, if you stare at the moon, even if only during the few days when it’s fullest, you regain that natural rhythm. One woman i know, instead of staring at the moon, sleeps in absolute darkness in her room, but around the full moon will sleep… Read more »

Alouetta
Alouetta

Your family sounds wonderful. I especially like the sound of your dad. The best hippies have their feet firmly planted on the ground.

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Seabird, i loved every minute of that. I read it in small pieces and agreed with the Hippies you quoted, with a laugh. And still, to this day can;t get over that you’re a Gem, which just supposedly doesn;t resonate with my astro. I actually scrolled up again, after a while, to see who posted it. Mille merci xoxo

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Heheh c’est l’amour (et la connaissance de soi) qui fait tourner le monde xxxx

Seabird
Seabird

Oui, c’est vrai! Le monde est beau, meme dans son faiblesse. Chacun de nous c’est un universe entiere! My French is far better spoken than written! And I don’t know if i am a very Gemini Gem. I am obsessed with words and languages, but I am neither fickle nor flighty. I think my Aquarian moon makes me detach significantly from being too much of a gimp/flake. I get on with everyone except stupid people or rude people, regardless of sun signs. Having said that, I think a lot of Geminis are secretly very very deep, so deep that you… Read more »

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Yes, and welcome to the world, to your little one! We have a young Gem in our family (i am not mother) and she is a very deep little soul. Though hilarious.

Then so are you…”everyone except stupid people or rude people”…i love it!

Yes i am in Aus.

Ankhrising8.0
Ankhrising8.0

Love 🙂 esp “Just plant trees & stay quiet.” Took me straight back to following Grandma around her garden, careful not to step on snakes, when I was no taller than her waist… Thank you for sharing this!

skarab
skarab

This was a beautiful read. Your father sounds great.

“Just plant trees and stay quiet” will become my mantra.

Just watched a fantastic film by Wim Wenders on photographer Sebastiao Salgado’s life and his massive tree planting odyssey. It’s called *Salt of the Earth*. Inspiring.

Seabird
Seabird

I love Sebastian Salgado. I wanted to be a photojournalist when I was in my late teens, and then I saw one of his exhibitions here in Melbourne of photos he had taken during the 1990’s Malian/ Niger famine. One of the photos was of a woman who was probably hours from death, her emaciated form had been sculpturally composed against a dead tree on top of a sand-dune – the rent in her billowing dress showed the beautiful curve of her scapular. I almost vomited, I was so angry with him for taking that photo, for trying to make… Read more »

skarab
skarab

I went through exactly the same motions as you did re photo-journalism and Salgado’s photos. It seemed mercenary. But i never stopped thinking about it – the terrible beauty – and its assault on our own consciousness and sense of guilt, anger,etc. It was shocking to be faced with such horror and beauty. Then after having seen his last massive exhibition Genesis (same as book), i was in awe and really understood his genius. I totally get that WWenders gives you the poohs, but this film is fabulous – it’s about Salgado’s life, work, thoughts and his need to put… Read more »

Seabird
Seabird

I will have to see it. I do have a great deal of respect for him, and his wife. I think that to publicly admit that you have a moral problem with your own work and then to follow through by changing focus (forgive the photographer pun!) is very brave

lowolf
lowolf

um you win! so cool.

R( aqua/tauri)
R( aqua/tauri)

Winner, this is so good. I remember another story you posted once Seabird, you have such great stories and storytelling talents.

Seabird
Seabird

Thank you. I don’t know if you looked back on the thread on teeth, but you have given me some info which has already begun to structurally change me.

I followed up that man you spoke about and his mantra is so simple and so amazingly sound – “lips together, teeth together, tongue on the roof of your mouth”. Just trying to do that whenever I remember, and I can feel the difference in my neck instantly!

Thankyou thankyou!

sphinx
sphinx

I learned so much from reading both yr contributions on amazing power of teeth, thank you Saturn’s daughters, 😉

skarab
skarab

Me too!!

dizzarina
dizzarina

Love this, Seabird!

anpan
anpan

What?!? This menstrual Moon thing intrigues me…

Chrysalis
Chrysalis

I have Merc trine Neptune, and the hippies I’ve learned the most from are Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. I’ll never forget the first time I listened to a Leonard Cohen record. I was babysitting my young cousins and going through my aunt and uncle’s record collection. I found ‘Songs of Leonard Cohen’ and played it all night. Talk about switching all the lights on in my heart: “you stand there so nice/in your blizzard of ice/oh please let me come into the storm.”

Pi
Pi

some friends were playing LC back when we were all at uni together, off at his folk’s place in the lush foothills of the NSW northern rivers… god those were the days… anyway i didn’t get his music then.

years later , not too far from the same foothills, dusk and rain was falling and a thunderstorm was rumbling all around, LC on the radio. THEN I got it………. exhale
<3

Jokerman
Jokerman

I thought Neil Young was the only hippy still making good music. Was LC a hippy? JM not so well

aquaplume
aquaplume

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”

skarab
skarab

beautiful!

Electro
Electro

When the cold weather starts in, the geese fly south, and the trees are just about bare, I think to myself “It’s Leonard Cohen weather again.”

I heard there was a secret cord
That David played and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music do you?

Alouetta
Alouetta

I got a lift with two Californian hippies on the way back from a meditation retreat and listened to non-stop passive aggressive complaints (hours of my life) from the woman to the man, regarding his sleeping with her goddess-sisters, which she was totally cool with, so long as he honoured their goddess spirit with the same deep and loving connection they had once had, blah blah blah reaughhhh. By the time we got to San Fran I felt like stabbing myself in the eye with a fork, while simultaneously screaming ‘He’s just not into you!’ There is no greater love… Read more »

supakali
supakali

omg boundaries!

fishgirl
fishgirl

Also my mum (my earliest ‘hippy’) once said ‘never cook when angry. It gets into the food.’

aquaplume
aquaplume

love that! so true.

ashlyn
ashlyn

It is true but it makes me think of AbFab – “Could you not pull that face while you grind? I don’t really want to drink a cup full of your anger… “

emg
emg

The film. Like water for chocolate. It’s about cooking in emotion. I loved it

fishgirl
fishgirl

Geez, I got some AMAZING ones when i was living up near Byron Bay. My personal favourite was from a modern-day shaman who guided people on ayuesca / higher consciousness journeys.

“But I also work in construction. Everyone needs a day job.”

Jokerman
Jokerman

I was too late for being a hippie. More a Marley type with Punk leanings which suited my intensity. But an older hippie who turned me onto BMW motor cycles used to say….
“Why is a chicken?…..”

Then about a year later l found the answer.

Jokerman
Jokerman

You guys are a tuff ordiance.

“Bcos one of it’s legs are both the same”

Sheesh

fenrir
fenrir
Sagitta
Sagitta

Oh, wow! Just– WOW. That is a beautiful image. I’ve saved it to my desktop and I’m going to meditate on it till it imprints into my memory.

(I’m a Sagittarius Rising, Aqua Moon– thinker of Hippie Thoughts– but Scorpio Sun –“act normal.”)

Meredith
Meredith

My parents used to say hippies didn’t wear deodorant. Lol. I can’t help but wonder what kind of hippie experience they endured.

Electro
Electro

We have a family friend who is ant deodorant, and my brother in law describes him as the “most self confident guy” he knows.

BLISS WITCH
BLISS WITCH

I think less people would marry the wrong match if they could scent the other person out… really should love the person you’re mating with’s odor… It’s how you know you’ll make good babies.

emg
emg

Oh I agree. And pits taste better without a tongue lashing of aluminium!

BLISS WITCH
BLISS WITCH

I definitely buy in to all that stuff. I have a lot of cancer in my family and avoid chemicals… I only use Dr Bronner’s soap and coconut oil pretty much. I’m paranoid bras and deodorant contribute to cancer… don’t want to choke out those precious lymph nodes. (I live in Oregon so it’s way more okay not to use deodorant and not shave etc) I was reading about how this tribe of women with excellent Rapunzel hair in China all wash their hair with fermented rice water so I actually have rice water fermenting right now to try that… Read more »

Electro
Electro

Fermented rice water? Omg. I have to look into this.

Luvzalkemy
Luvzalkemy

Gran crocheted me a lime green bikini when I was thirteen. She said it was so cool. Crocheted lime green bikinis are cool right? My Gran was wise in so many ways so how could she be wrong about that?

Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

they are perma cool

hermes26
hermes26

My favourite hippie mentor wrote this on a piece of paper and told me it’s a riddle, and if I figured it out I’d learn what it took him 50 years on this earth to realise.

“I believe in everything; nothing is sacred. I believe in nothing; everything is sacred. Ha Ha Ho Ho Hee Hee.”

I thought about it for a few weeks, then it sunk in. No thing is sacred. I believe in no thing.

Pi
Pi

🙂

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

It’s all true 🙂

Jessica McOmish
Jessica McOmish

I’m loving all this hippy wisdom!

Hedgepig
Hedgepig

How about this crazy old hippy chestnut: women should be allowed to have body hair.
I reckon that’s turned out to be true.

Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

ooh yes!

Archer Chick
Archer Chick

An ad quote from the 60’s seems apropos here:

“Better living through chemistry. “
Source: Dow Chemical advertisement

Archer Chick
Archer Chick

A fab hippytimes quote: “the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!” ”

-Jack Kerouac

dizzarina
dizzarina

One of my fave quotes. I gave my Aquarian bestie a card with this on it- he teared up.

WaterGem
WaterGem

Remember how hippies used to say “get 15 mins of sun on your skin every day” and muggles (this was pre that term) were all like ” it causes cancer” and “no one, esp in Oz needs vit D”? And now my endocrinologist is all “you must take 1000 mg of vit D a day” “there is massive vit D deficiency in our pop”. Even now the muggles are still “400 iU is the RDA.” maybe it was a Neptune in Aqauarius ie opposing Leo thing? (Of course no one was speaking Valley Girl – I’m just feeling nostalgic).

Skye
Skye

A few years ago there was a science program detailing that constant small amounts of daily exposure (20 mins and not in heat of day) is good for you and helps your body build a tolerance.

It’s like chicken vegetable soup for flu. Nonna used to make it every time we were sick … Now some science mob have proven it works

Pi
Pi

chicken broth i read somewhere helps to dry up mucus. sorry a bit gross
but anyway i think that was a part of the chicken soup equation.

Jokerman
Jokerman

You were just being phlegmatic

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

True! A lot of chicken soup all at once just makes you feel…chickeny. But that’s probably a Jupiter in Sag talking 🙂 And i adore the full belly feeling.

Electro
Electro

That’s because fat is Good for you. Good with a capital G.

Electro
Electro

Some pagans used to have a health food shop that I’d frequent and one would say, ” water is nature’s champagne”. I think she’s right. Water is freaking delicious. She wore one of those inverted tiaras that sit on your forehead, not sure what they are called. Man, I miss that place.

syrynx
syrynx

A diadem? Love them and cuffs and torques, all that early anglo-celtic and early medieval jewellery.

Pi
Pi

water is SO GOOD. (lol at myself)
I see an ad on the back of buses lately, “Dehydrated? buy [plastic bottled sugar and flavoured water]
GAG
plastic is the filthy offspring of oil refineries. say no to plastic and everything that comes in it! where at all possible!

Electro
Electro

Agreed. I have one of those glass Lifefactory bottles. Once you go glass, you never go back. Lol.

Jessica McOmish
Jessica McOmish

If only I could find something to rival my Chanel milk cleanser.

“In the end, the decades of Chanel Cleanser abuse caught up with her.”

Centaurus
Centaurus

Far out man! That’s outta sight!

Yeah.. there’s lots to choose from.. but I know of none with astro so I’ll go with a classic.

Your mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work unless it’s open.

Jordan Maxwell

sphinx
sphinx

Had a friend who joined a South American cult. It was a small cult, a quiet one. They lived in some bamboo huts in the jungle with no running water. They only wore white (but didn’t wash much, so really more like ..mud). They were all men, they all wore straw hats and most had dreadlocks. They didn’t work, they basically sat around and in place of eating food they couldn’t afford, subsisted on marijuana and beer (I don’t know how they afforded that). It was very spiritual of course and it became a way of life for a while.… Read more »

Chrysalis
Chrysalis

Hahaha my vote for winner! 🙂

Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

Hilarious. and so obviously true

skarab
skarab

LOL! Love this, sphinx – such a classic portrait.
Yes, these cults are a global species of parasites, mainly found around the tropics and peripheries of hippy settlements (the only people tolerant/naive enough to help them when drugs have stripped them of any dignity). That’s why they’re so often wrongly associated with hippies. The hippies i knew called them m.o.r.o.n.s. – short for: minions of recreational or narcotic substances.

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Ah Sphinx, such a grand tale from the True Life of the Sphinx! Your life stories really make me smile 🙂

My hippie friends always crack me up, but my bestie (a hippie who has just gone to live in some off the grid locale, and a Sag) is the only one who laughs with me and is never offended. Cannot imagine this of a multi-Scorp.

sphinx
sphinx

Thx guys! Mille this guy was adorable btw. Studied to become a Jesuit priest but liked wine, art and romance too much. I believe he had a Piscean Moon? He was one of those Scorpios that comes across easy going, spiritual and never has a bad word to say about anyone. Grey Lizard instead of Eagle?

Sagitta
Sagitta

I’ve heard that Scorpios come in these shades: Lizard, Scorpion, Eagle, Dove. Since you describe the guy as easy-going, spiritual and soft-spoken, I would say Dove.

sphinx
sphinx

Oh, that’s lovely!
I imagine the Scorpio Dove has a scorpion’s tail poised to self-destruct, they could never hurt anyone but themselves (but in so doing destroy the universe).

karenahn
karenahn

This is my favorite line: “It was a mix of Rastafarianism, poverty, laziness and eventually mental illness.”

That could easily describe the entire town of Santa Cruz, CA.

Seabird
Seabird

It’s an awesome description! I can think of places up northern NSW in Australia this would aptly describe as well……

Fernando
Fernando

All hippies (usually Pisceans or Aquarians) were Native American or Egyptian royalty in a past life. Only Scorpios are realistic enough to know that they were probably just peasants who died from the plague..

skarab
skarab

Yes, but only true hippy Moon Children know that they can be both Native American or Egyptian Royalty and plague ridden peasants simultaneously. 😉

skarab
skarab

oops, on ancient gizmo that’s too moody to sign in to – but i am a subscriber – truly.

Jokerman
Jokerman

Never heard of you

supakali
supakali

lol

skarab
skarab

…and that’s why we appear to be so moody – the moon’s a portal to the multiverse, man – and all those vibes seeping through our sensitive cosmic membranes – it ain’t easy, bro.

skarab
skarab

…and talking of membranes,

i’d love to feel that Hippy product on my lunar sensitive cosmic coat
i’d love sparkle and not choke.
i’d love to feel the breeze
and not have to sneeze,
i’d love to just look great and not be irate.

Peace and love to all you PIABS and remember, like a great poet said:
*Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun.*

Jokerman
Jokerman

Yeah why do ppl who remember a former life seem to be Bodicea or Magellan.
Me? I was a guppy in the 23rd biggest Tanzanian lake.

Pi
Pi

yeah i am down with just being a townie or forest nymph somewhere. I don’t really vibe with egyptian stuff anyway. Thoth maybe, for artistic reasons.
there are some other (historical) cultures though that catch my attention.

Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

My late father was a huge fan of the 1962 book “Calories Don’t Count” by Herman Taller, which basically advocated a low carb ‘paleo’ diet and healthy vegetable fats for weight loss. Everyone though he was nuts, but he weighed 127kg before reading the book and slimmed down to a healthy weight. The FDA denounced the book: “The book is full of false ideas, as many competent medical and nutritional writers have pointed out. Contrary to the book’s basic premise, weight reduction requires the reduction of caloric intake. There is no easy, simple substitute. Unfortunately, calories do count.” [2] Now… Read more »

Pi
Pi

I lol every time I see paleo “cake” gawd not that it isn’t freaking delicious mind you, there was this chocolate and avocado thing once that is in my Cake Hall Of Fame, but its like this deliberate shunning of, like, ok so you do know about the actual paleolithic era right? there weren’t actually cakes back then. maybe rock cakes though BAHAHAHA
ok anyway
“is chai tea paleo?” *espresso-stained barista stares… then nods slowly*

Seabird
Seabird

Yeah, my take on paleo is that 100,000 years ago we are whatever we could freakin’ get our hands on.
Can you imagine paleo human staring at a meadow of proto-wheat all ready to harvest and thinking ‘nope, not eating that, it’s full of proto-gluten’. Or coming across 20 bees hives and saying to her tribe, ‘ok guys, we don’t want fructose overload now, lets just eat a teaspoon a day…’

Hell no, paleo human would have simply thanked the earth for allowing her to live another day!

Pi
Pi

but I am happy to hear of your dear dad’s going against the grain (SO MANY PUNS not even intended I am sorry) and doing well for it! I happen to agree with the general principles xxxxx

ashlyn
ashlyn

My original 60s hippy astro teacher said “when you walk into someone’s house, you walk into their moon”. It’s true, try it 🙂

syrynx
syrynx

Er, yes, uncomfortably true, I have to fight haard to keep my whole house from looking like that photo of Courtney Love’s bedroom that’s somewhere on this site. The one that brings me out in hives just looking at it. I don’t really have a good hippy quote but I do remember in ’81, my ninth grade teacher introducing us gently to feminism and we (the girls, the boys just did the eyeroll/scoff) were all kind of yeah whatever, that’s all done and dusted and mission accomplished now though, surely? The rather sad, resigned look on her face. Hopefully this… Read more »

dizzarina
dizzarina

OMG that is an amazing insight!

With moon in Scorpio in the 4th house, very few people walk into my home… it’s my sanctuary AWAY from those people. 🙂

anpan
anpan

Hmm. I’m Scorp Moon too, and I feel uncomfortable when people are in my space, especially when it’s in its usual cluttered state. Maybe I feel like it reveals too much of myself….

Skye
Skye

Me too. It’s my cave / cocoon / escape.
A much less damp version of the batcave.

sphinx
sphinx

I am Scorp Luna too – but I think my Gem Asc must have taken over. I don’t give two hoots about my house being seen (unless it is a mess).

Electro
Electro

I love that!

daniellephant
daniellephant

That’s fantastic and so spot on!

Jokerman
Jokerman

My abode has no item without a use. There is nothing of purely aesthetic value. Utalitarian to the max. Extra things have to paid for and used and maintained and cleaned. Aqua Moon

Sagitta
Sagitta

I am an Aqua Moon too (conjunct Saturn!) and I agree– be ruthless about throwing stuff out. As you said, “Things have to be paid for and used and maintained and cleaned.”

Still, my Venus in Libra balks at “nothing of purely aesthetic value.” Doesn’t hurt to have a couple of things that do nothing but project their beauty! They can lift your spirit and soothe your soul– so if you think about it, they do have a “utilitarian” value.

Jokerman
Jokerman

Backing my austerity is my Virgoan Venus Mars wide conjunct. My art / culture comes the sung word and sport.

Seabird
Seabird

That is so true! Taurus moon. Everything in the house is quality, even if old, and very comfortable. It must be both beautiful and useful. I have a lot of persian and turkish rugs, antiques, everything quite low, all collected on my travels. My bed is the most comfortable bed in the entire universe and I have three levels of pillows. It’s always clean, so that I can just walk in and lounge.

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Sounds adorably gorgeous…my Taurus 6th house finds this aspirational. But Saturn’s there, so less luxe…Do you think the Arabic style is Taurean? All that beauty in textile and pattern, and designed to lounge, barefoot…mmmmm. Do you go barefoot at home?

aquaplume
aquaplume

barefoot is a must!

Seabird
Seabird

Always! There’s a sign on my front door that says “please take your shoes off” – I can’t deal with shoes inside!

aquaplume
aquaplume

I have a Toro moon too, and my house sounds similar to yours– everything quality, persian and turkish rugs, various items collected from travels, every item with a story and personal connection behind it. And then high quality scented candles, and house plants (still trying find ones that the cats won’t/shouldn’t eat).

But it’s 8th house, so I let almost no one over, that Scorpionic hiddenness.

gemyogi
gemyogi

yes! taurus moon here and my apartment is a beautiful haven of peace and quiet and beautiful things — looovvveee being in my space (live alone) — renovation improvment planned for 2016 is redoing the bathroom to put in a japanese style bath tub (deep) so I have my own inhome spa room 🙂

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Wow yes that is true of people for whom i know the Moon Sign. Even mine is really designed to eliminate things i can trip over, knock over or kick over (Sag Moon) plus little heaps of things i’m busy with, spliced with foreign or otherworldly armchair traveller stuff, to make me feel calm about not going anywhere. Now i think of it, many “exotic” patterns or prints with pop sensibility in the little pile of things. But mostly streamlined and spacious, like Mystic’s old post: Sag Base of Operations. Just got a return-from-travel gift from a Sag Sun and… Read more »

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Oh i’m logged in, whoops!

saturnplutoflux
saturnplutoflux

yeh – I was really disappointed with Moo Goo, and same thing, I knew as soon as I picked it up it was no good but still bought it (also the Sagg/gambler thing lol). I have found the best thing for healthy hair if you have sensitivities, is hand made soap melted down in rain water to shampoo consistency. You have to rinse with water with a splash of cider vinegar and MUST use filtered/rain water – any dissolved minerals in the water will gunk your hair up. It’s massively inconvenient but it stopped my hair falling out and my… Read more »

saturnplutoflux
saturnplutoflux

(from switching to soap that is…) Also yes to the home/moon sign. Libra moon – I like my lair to be airy and well lit but not harsh sun, artefacts must be balanced and harmonious – also the colours, nice smelling (a must!)…sounds boring but it leaves me with enough mental space to concentrate on work while being aesthetically soothing..

Leomancer
Leomancer

Lol. I have moon in Gemini and I have info plastered all over my walls! News clippings, quotes, things to do, places to go…..

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Oh thank you for that. I do adore hand made soap. Funny about the water…it is quite harsh where i am, and i keep having flashes about whether it’s contributing after watching my plants grow differently from the rain than from being tap watered. Will have some time in a few weeks to properly give this a burl.

Pi
Pi

fwiw i am a moo goo convert. i use 6 of their products as my regular daily go-to products.

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Yes i tried it after some recomms here aaaages ago. I think it’s just the way my skin is.

Pi
Pi

capricorn moon means no shitty furniture or tacky artefacts, as a general habit. Any worn out vintage furniture is re-upholstered – not trashed – because its structure is sound and built to last, yo. Basically the dream cap moon house is like one of those insufferably cool danish interior architecture and design mags but without the chrome and the sharp edges that will take out someone’s shin. Because taking out a shin is not clever or practical.

catfish moon
catfish moon

Um. I do not see it with me, but maybe because my moon is in the 12th house. The sign is Leo, and aside from cats, outside cats, no.

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