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Women In Ancient Rome And Virginia Raggi

Men have ruled Rome for almost 3000 years. Women in Ancient Rome were a lot of things: worshipped, revered, subjugated and raped, but they were never in charge. The patriarchal paradigms of governance, law, and thinking that came out of Ancient Roman civilization and that much of the world abides by, have been continually perverted as history repeats itself in a cycle of the rule, war, and ruin, and at …

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Vatican at sunset

Veni, Vidi, Vaticanus

The site where the Vatican stands today was an ancient temple worshipping Cybele, the mother goddess. And Vaticanus is a Pagan God. The Vatican has come to stand for Christianity, Popes, and power, along with corruption, greed, and ignorance, depending whom you’re talking to. But like many words, Vatican, at its Latin core, is far less corrupt than organized religion has made it. “Vatis” means prophecies, and the “can” part …

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BellaDonna – Do Not Betray A Beautiful Lady

I love the look of Deadly Nightshade aka BellaDonna…Beautiful Lady….I can never figure out how it is meant to be the same family as the comfort-spud, the potato! “…It is of a cold nature; in some it causeth sleep; in others madness, and, shortly after, death,” wrote Culpepper. A la Wikipedia…   “…It has a long history of use as a medicine, cosmetic, and poison. Before the Middle Ages, it …

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Capricorn coin from Ancient Rome

Pretending To Be Capricorn

Pretending to be Capricorn for career reasons? If not, why not? People have been doing it for centuries, as this spin from an Ancient Roman emperor reveals. “Whatever form the so-called publication of his horoscope took, we can be completely certain that Augustus wanted the world to know what sign he was born under. Let me refer you to the three images you’ve seen in this article. The first one …

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Ancient astrology Virgo Libra

Astraea – The Star Maiden & Virgo

The “maiden” of the Virgo symbol is Astraea the Star Maiden. She is linked to Virgo but also to Libra, as she was the Goddess of Justice.  In Greek mythology, she left the Earth (in disgust at the inequity) and was transformed into the constellation of Virgo. Her name literally means “maiden of the stars.” “…The Age Of Gold was the first age of the world, without hardship or toil …

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