Oath of the Horatii (second version; 1786)

I am back at a job where I use calculus

Venus is conjunct Vesta on my north node today (actually last night at 11:30 as I finished my move into my new place and then drove to my parents house to spend the night with my kids)

Not sure what this means from an archetypal perspective

I read Benjamin Moser’s bio of Susan Sontag. It depressed me. I felt I should be in one of the many dire or war torn places of the world. My wanderlust increased. Then I remembered my youthful wanderings. Then my wanderlust subsided.

Reading about Susan Sontag depresses me while reading about Diane Arbus inspires me.

I am now reading a book about Jacques Louis David – He painted that painting above – the Oath of the Horatii.

I read in a newsletter that this painting is evocative of the 3 of swords tarot – which is ominous

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I sort of feel that the painting is more evocative of the 5 of swords:

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I remembered how important it is to feel of use and the many meanings of usefulness

Right now being of use means watching a movie with one of my sons – 33rO – he wrote that.

I will do this without multitasking

I now do one thing at a time