Consulting the Oracle of Sapere Aude: An Auspicious Day Indeed!

My Horoscope (Aquarius) for the Week of January 19th.  In Year of the Dragon I will be 28 years old.

Verticle Oracle card Aquarius (January 20-February 19)

Here’s one of my favorite quotes from American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson: “I hate quotations. Tell me what you think.” The current astrological omens suggest that this is an excellent message for you to heed. It’s crucial for you to know your own mind and speak your own thoughts. It’s smart to trust your own instincts and draw on your own hard-won epiphanies. For best results, don’t just be skeptical of the conventional wisdom; be cautious about giving too much credence to every source of sagacity and expertise. Try to define your own positions rather than relying on theories you’ve read about and opinions you’ve heard.

via Free Will Astrology : Aquarius Horoscope.

1 thought on “Consulting the Oracle of Sapere Aude: An Auspicious Day Indeed!

  1. This post is the first in a series of blog posts I’ll be curating on this site. These posts will take the form of an “ignorance log.” More on how I’ll be working through my own definition of what this means a little bit later on. First, here, I’d like to take a moment to explain WHY I have chosen to begin this project by linking to the Free Will Astrology Site:

    Take this as a trip to the Oracle. And my first drink is Transcendentalism, a distinctly Yankee whiff of what it meant mid 19th century to be anti-American. My understanding is that Transcendentalism was the sort of spiritual and philosophical milieu of academic writing of the political left in the United States around the time of John Dewey’s birth in Burlington, Vermont. I like to imagine a young John Dewey studying hard to graduate Phi Beta Kappa from The University of Vermont. Keener that he was, and I’m speculating here, that 20-year-old Dewey– I have a recurring day dream of him in a room with hardwood floors that smells of chalk dust and hearty meats cooked over Christian fire places, and the young Dewey just drifts off into a nostalgic reverie… admiring figures like Thoreau and Whitman whose portraits may well have been decorations on his walls.

    However, this series of blog posts is not about nostalgia, nor is it about the wisdom of the dead. At least I hope it won’t be dominated by nostalgia in the way that overly-sentimental or ornate artwork can be. In this essay in particular, there is a great danger of losing track of myself in Emerson’s woods. And, Keener that I am, I certainly want to do exactly as my Oracle implores– that is, to tell you exactly what I think.

    The fastest way to propel oneself into the future, I’ve found, is magic. And so, I sought out the best oracle I know, only to have it redirect me inward and forward instead of outward and in reverse. Look for a-post-a-day for the next two weeks or so. I’ll be asking questions of a text by John Dewey focused on the topic of education and social justice. More tomorrow.

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