The Day The Music Died

Day the music diedI woke to the news of the mass murder in Vegas, yesterday. Like most people, I was shocked and rocked.  A few hours later, I read about Tom Petty.

The only thought I could form all day long, was a question. Is this the day the music died, again?

A day later, I’m thinking the same thing. You may or may not know, I lived in Aurora, Colorado when “the Joker” shot up the Century 16 theater.  That was my theater! I lived a mile away. It was the only theater I went to for nearly twenty years. It was devastating.

I have been to a movie since then – once. It’s really not the same.  The wound is so deep, I’ve no idea where it’s root might be found. It’s possible an event like this might infect a person in a way that’s systemic.  It certainly put my personal problems in perspective.

How do you feel? What’s the astrology?

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  1. I feel like my awful stressful monday was shared by the world. Others had more or less awful days in a different way but we all had the stressors.

    I actually find this common.. The whole is slammed in a certain way all at once. Every employee has similar issues within a day of eachother. Same types of things blowing . makes me feel a part of humanity. A sad sad part but still hanging in there with the rest of us. Handing out kindness and hugs in response. A joke here or there to lighten the mood if there is an opening. I seem to have a role of helping people around me with context. Longer term contexts can help people cope… Sometimes.

  2. Oh Elsa, I can share your pain from Aurora and raise you a little (as they say in Poker) as I lived through September 11th 2001 here in my home of NYC. Three thousand people died, incinerated as they jumped off of buildings. Mass Attacks on the innocent – a new evil in our midst. It takes time but healing does happen, however you are never the same.
    It is not our realm anymore.

    As far as the astrology, I know it’s easy and tempting to blame Mars and this shooter was indeed an Aries, but I am feeling Uranus in these types of devastation. It’s just intuitive and I do not have the prowess to chart calculations. I just have my broken heart … again….
    Blessings,
    Aries Rising

  3. I felt the pain of the Vegas shooting intimately. I’ve been in an active shooter situation and felt the fear, panic, and loss of control that I witnessed these folks going through. I also woke up to discover the man I thought wanted a future with me disappeared. Poof. I cant even describe the depth of wound that both of these experiences have had. I think it was the day my innocence in love died…again. It all has felt very pluto-ish.

  4. The gun ownership lobby in the USA reminds me of boys not wanting to relinquish their toys (Aries). There seems to be vengeance behind most shooters’ reasons for their crimes. That could be Pluto. And the random, out-of-nowhere of the incidents murdering and injuring people seems Uranus led. However, there have been many shootings over the years in the USA (not sure it’s so much related to astrology than the ease of being able to acquire firearms):

    Mass shootings: There were 372 mass shootings in the US in 2015, killing 475 people and wounding 1,870, according to the Mass Shooting Tracker, which catalogues such incidents. A mass shooting is defined as a single shooting incident which kills or injures four or more people, including the assailant.
    Source: Mass Shooting Tracker
    School shootings: There were 64 school shootings in 2015, according to a dedicated campaign group set up in the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre in Connecticut in 2012. Those figures include occasions when a gun was fired but no-one was hurt.
    Source: Everytown for Gun SafetyResearch
    All shootings: Some 13,286 people were killed in the US by firearms in 2015, according to the Gun Violence Archive, and 26,819 people were injured [those figures exclude suicide]. Those figures are likely to rise by several hundred, once incidents in the final week of the year are counted.
    Source: Gun Violence Archive
    How the US compares: The number of gun murders per capita in the US in 2012 – the most recent year for comparable statistics – was nearly 30 times that in the UK, at 2.9 per 100,000 compared with just 0.1.
    Of all the murders in the US in 2012, 60% were by firearm compared with 31% in Canada, 18.2% in Australia, and just 10% in the UK.

  5. this post got me thinking and so i went to search articles too on the shootings of Aurora, Colorado. And went to look up the shooter’s astrology and his past and what triggered him. I found something interesting. His ex-girlfriend broke up with him because she found him too intense, but he had no highs and lows of emotions. and that he liked her more than she liked him (saw the court testimony) and i’m reminded of men who go crazy after losing their job (like the term going postal) and their wives, families, and then just go insane. they have no thought of human compassion and what it would do, they just want others to be miserable as them. 🙁

  6. I awoke and turned the tv on while I fixed my morning coffee. Normally the tv would be on ESPN but it was still on the channel from the previous night’s football game. One of the first things I hear is the sound of the unrelenting gunfire. Surreal doesn’t begin to describe hearing that, then one of my very favorite musician dies that I went to see in concert many years ago. Very odd day, I was very restless all day.

  7. I don’t know about the astrology, but Las Vegas feels like what happened in Paris in Nov 2015 (130 dead, 143 wounded). It’s awful to think of the innocent people who died (or those wounded who are left with sequels) and their families. Every time I go to that neigborhood, I can’t help but think of them. This can happen to anyone anywhere.
    An for what reason? Insanity.
    “Civilization” is only a word and a thin veneer. Mental sickness, genetic or socially/politically induced is not far below the surface.
    Gets to the point where you don’t feel very safe.
    No going back to innocent times. The crazy few have ruined it for numerous others who don’t share their madness.
    The future looks bleak.

  8. I watched the Vietnam War on PBS, which was really intense. Then, this week the psychopath went on his rampage and then Tom Petty passing (total shock). Well, throw in Houston, Florida and Puerto Rico. Yesterday I saw a baby deer in the road, couldn’t move. I was a bit from it so don’t know what exactly happened. Someone got out of the car and moved the deer to the woods. I thought next the car roof might fall in on me. T Saturn opposing my Moon.

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