Hello! My name is Francis Joseph LaManna, Author of Smorgasbord A Collection of Thoughts, Experiences, and Stories, Smorgasbord 2 Catch Up and Relish, and Administrator of https://noozbuffet.com. Nooz Buffet is my piece of the web, and I write about things I like, things I dislike, and things I think people should know about.
Everyone has a need for peace and happiness, but not everyone disserves it. I’m reaching out to those who are genuine in heart, those who truly care, those who truly love, and those who constantly give.
Weather you just need time to get away, or you’re tormented to the degree I am, filling your life with peace and happiness is absolutely necessary.
Stay away from the people who push your buttons, project their anger and problems on you, and those who only come to you when they want to complain.
You’re important, and you don’t deserve to be anyone’s doormat. For those who are following this and know where I’m coming from, then here are some suggestions.
1.Go for a walk or a run.
2.Look for cool quiet areas that are secluded. Go there and relax. Bring a book with you or your phone if you want to watch videos.
3.Sleep in your car.
4.The idea is to re-center yourself.
5.Face the facts! Most of the pain you feel is coming from the people who are closest to you. Pay attention to how people are treating you, and how they’re talking to you.
6.Make a mental note and slowly give less of yourself to the people who bring you down, bring out the worst in you, and leave you feeling upset, angry, depleted, and spiraling out of control.
You cannot approach the daily grind that your life entails when the people you love and care about are you using you as a jump off point.
I don’t preach violence, and I don’t tell people what to do, but most of us at some point or another during our youth encountered the “bully.” That’s almost what this situation feels like-like your being bullied for those rare moments of fun, laughter, and peace that you so desperately need for your balance.
And every time you re-center and calm yourself, here comes another one. They yell over you, they compete with you when you’re not even aware of it, and they use things like animals (cats or dogs)-they yell at the animals but they’re really talking to you. The animal is a front for their passive aggressive behavior.
This is borderline crazy, and they’re not worth your sanity. We all know people like this. I’m not telling you to run away from these people, but since you’re aware of how they make you feel, then you have the responsibility of cutting them off from you and your resources.
Violence is never the answer in most of these cases because it seems like that’s ultimately what they’re trying to provoke. They want to see how much they can push you, how much they can take from you, and they keep going.
But I believe everyone has a breaking point. This breaking point is your body’s natural reaction to the emotions you feel at a given time. Since most of the victimization you’re experiencing is psychological mental abuse that becomes personal when they see they can’t affect you, it’s hard to identify what’s triggering your feelings.
But one day, you will react. It will be a natural uncontrollable response, that you’ll make without thinking, and it will be the right one.
Don’t suffer in silence. Find people who are upbeat, positive, and happy with themselves. These are the people you need to find because they won’t pull you down or leave feeling like you’re spinning out of control.
Job abandonment. This issue needs some clarification because in the state of Pennsylvania, I keep hearing employers throwing this term around.
When I was a teacher in New Jersey, A TEACHER, a job that requires you to work with children, the hiring guidelines were more strict than other places of employment because you’re working with children.
When most teachers begin work, they sign a contract, and within that contract, the term job abandonment is covered.
You cannot walk out on your class or your children and leave them unsupervised. That’s job abandonment.
If you work at a job in the mall, Target, Walmart, FedEx, UPS, a local restaurant, you can quit these jobs on the spot if you no longer wish to work. You’re not working under a contract, you’re under no obligation to stay there, and your job doesn’t entail the supervision of children.
Employers in the state of Pennsylvania keep hiding behind the term job abandonment, just like they hide behind at-will, but that’s another story.
You can quit. You can quit if you don’t like the way you’re being treated, if you don’t like your fellow employees, if you don’t like your manager, or if you just lost interest in the job. You can quit, and it’s not job abandonment.
Tell your employer you’re quitting, punch out, and leave. There’s nothing wrong with that and it’s not job abandonment despite what they try to tell you.
Honestly, there’s a lot of bad jobs out here.
They all promise and swear the working environment is safe and family-like, but when you actually get out there and start working, you realize you work with a bunch of assholes who are rude, disrespectful, immature, and inconsiderate.
If it takes 100-job changes until you find what’s right for you, then that’s what it takes.
Also, if you’re interviewing at a job, and the police show up for some random reason, take that into consideration when making your choice. The police don’t show up to good places.
Is it just me, or does it seem like there’s an average range in terms of views per post? I don’t know, but sometimes I wonder if we get credited with the visibility and exposure our articles are actually pulling.
I just contacted an online publication because I wanted to write a feature story about Generation X, but there’s no guarantee they’re going to accept my offer. As a matter of fact, you have to be careful who you submit your work to because there’s a lot of people who are looking to put their name on other people’s work. I’m not saying that’s them, but you never know. All to often you hear stories about people submitting a piece that’s declined, only to find someone else taking the idea and submitting it.
What I’m going to do right here on my website is an astrological interpretation of Generation X as a sub-group within the United States. I used astro.com to produce the chart, and the information I used was January 1, 1965, at 12 o’clock midnight. The place was Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Generation X is a group or a portion of the American population born between the years of 1965 and 1980. It’s a fifteen-year period. The time and date I used because that’s officially when the first X’er would’ve been born, and since we’re talking about America, I could’ve used Washington D.C. or Philadelphia. I chose Philadelphia.
The Chart (astro.com)
Let’s begin with Libra on the horizon. Libra in the first house indicates a generation that’s all about justice, balance, harmony, equality, and love, and since Libra is on the ascendant, Venus (love) rules the chart.
With the moon present in the 3rd house, Generation X will have an awakening at the subconscious level. That awakening will cause issues concerning communication, short distance traveling, and the neighborhood to rise to the surface.
Venus can also be found in Sagittarius in the 3rd house. This means there’s a direct link between equality, balance, justice, and harmony on the ascendant, and the matters covered under the 3rd house. Communities are important to this generation, there’s a belief that small scale progress can go a long way, therefore, the community or the neighborhood is a microcosm of the country at large. Strong communities equal a strong country.
Sagittarius is naturally a 9th house sign. Sagittarius embodies philosophy, higher learning and a broad range of concepts. It’s energetic freedom loving, open to exploration, ambitious and generous. Venus in Sagittarius shows that we love our freedom, and we love living energetic ambitious lives. If we don’t have those things and we don’t feel free then this generation will want to know why. That’s why the moon is there.
Mercury is also in the 3rd house. Generation X will not be afraid to talk about these issues. If there’s no harmony we’re going to discuss it. If our neighborhoods are falling apart we’re going to talk about it. Communication in all it’s forms are going to be utilized by Generation X as they’re responsible for restoring balance and harmony.
As we cross over the IC and enter the 4th house of home and roots, we see Capricorn and the sun, and the sun’s conjunction with the IC. At the deepest, darkest, most private and most intimate part of the chart, which also represents the core of Generation X, it’s sunny! Our will and life force revolves around our careers, and our careers ground us and provide stability. This is a generation grounded through work, and if work is taken away, we become a generation uprooted and lost.
The 5th house deals with creativity and short term pleasure, love, and having fun. Saturn is there, which on a good note, indicates a responsible generation, but in house where the sky is supposed to be the limit, do we really want someone limiting and controlling our potential? That’s what happening. Saturn has taken control and slowed down love as it relates to creativity, fun, and pleasure. This validates the moon’s presence in the 3rd house in Sagittarius.
The problem is that Saturn’s only good aspect is to the MC, the midheaven. With Saturn in trine with the MC, Saturn dictates how we reach the highest levels as a generation, and if it relates to fun-loving creativity and pleasure, there will be limitations, but if we’re good, there’s always the possibility our patience will be rewarded.
Saturn is in Pisces, that’s means he’s leveraging religion and spirituality to place limitations on us. Pisces is a 12th house sign, and the 12th house is the house of secret enemies. There are secret enemies in the house of love and creativity and that’s throwing us off balance as a sub-group and as a country.
Chiron, the little key symbol you see in the 6th house, represents a core wound. On an individual level, this wound is created early in life, or brought into this life from a previous one, but since we’re talking about the core wound of a generation, it would only make sense that this wound was created before Generation X came into existence. That means Chiron’s wound in the 6th house/Pisces is one Generation X has inherited and now bears the burden of healing.
The wound is related to self-care and the immaterial world. Generation X is dealing with victimization and betrayal in the house of health and service, that means, America as a country has experienced victimization and betrayal. When this wound isn’t healed we’re a generation depleted because we compensate by being overly selfless. Healing the United Sates has become the responsibility of Generation X as of January 1, 1965.
The issue and the wound here is personal, but tremendously clear. If Generation X is going to leave America in better shape than they found it, we need to accomplish three things.
1.Create healthy boundaries. This translates to border issues. Wall or no wall, the issue here is controlling the flow of illegal immigration. Before coming into the United States, immigrants must enter through a port of entry. They should be checked, examined, and documented. When they are documented and legal, they should be required to assimilate into the American culture, and reminded that they’re now leaving their home land behind.
That’s how it always was. I don’t know why or when it stopped, but returning to that is absolutely necessary for our healing.
2.Be nurturing towards ourselves. America nurturing (Cancer) America. This is at the MC. America nurturing America is the highest part of this chart, and what we as a generation should be aiming and striving towards. This is one of the biggest questions we have as country. Why aren’t we taking care of ourselves? Why aren’t we manufacturing, making, and exporting? Why are we sending jobs overseas?
3.Improve and develop an intuition we can rely on.
The answer or key to numbers 2 and 3 once again revolve around Saturn. Intuition and nurture, that’s Pisces and Cancer. Creating healthy boundaries is possible. Our healing gets tricky when we come to our second and third needs, but if we’re serious about healing then I’ll bring the problem and the solution to light.
You tell me.
What? You want to know? Okay.
If you look at the chart, you’ll notice the natural order of things is flipped. Cancer is where Capricorn should be, Aries is where Libra is supposed to be, Taurus is where Scorpio should be, and so on.
With Libra on the ascendant, love rules the chart. Aries (mars/wars) is on the descendant, that means we should now start distancing ourselves from war. We did the war thing, and now it’s sinking below the horizon. Let’s remove ourselves from international issues, we’re not the police force of the world.
Nurturing (Cancer) ourselves, America taking care of America; it’s one of our biggest questions and one of our most important needs, yet, it’s the furthest away. It’s the highest and hardest thing to reach. We’re supposed to be grounded through nurture (Cancer/Moon).
In it’s place, is work (Career/Public Standing/Capricorn). Generation X has been blessed with a Grand Earth Trine; Jupiter/Taurus, Sun/Capricorn, Pluto and Uranus/Virgo.
The Baby Boomers, Generation W, was 14-years-old when President Kennedy was murdered in public. They were kids. Can you blame them for putting their heads down and going to work without questioning anything? Talking, nurturing, and getting to the root of problems just didn’t happen back then, and that’s when work replaced nurturing. That’s when fear replaced love.
Something else happened around that time. Yes, the 60s! The flow of drugs into the culture. Drugs to help generations of Americans mask and deal and cope with the problems we were avoiding by putting our heads down and going to work.
Why do you think Chiron is in Pisces in the 6th house of health and service? We’re depleted because we’re doing everything we can to avoid our problems, and where’s Virgo, the 6th house sign? Where’s the Great Mother, the healer, and the nurturer?
In the 12th house of secret enemies. We’re being victimized and betrayed through health and service. I’ll repeat that. We’re being victimized and betrayed through health and service.
For the third need, developing and improving an intuition we can rely on:
Nothing happens without reason. This chart was flipped for our benefit.
Mars in the 12th house means we as a generation and a nation keep our feelings secret from the world. It means we do have strong intuitive powers (we need that #3). On the good side there’s and active imagination, but on the bad side, there’s an immediate danger from secret enemies.
We come full circle to my point about Saturn in the 5th house and in the 12th house sign of Pisces. Mars in the 12th house is telling us we have the creativity and the intuition, but we’re under Saturn’s control because of secret enemies.
Mars, as it represents the threat of secret enemies, steps aside and just watches. The trine connecting the 12th house to the 4th and the 8th has nothing to do with him. If we will (sun) ourselves to work (Capricorn), prosperity, luck, and benevolence (Jupiter) are bestowed and result in money and possessions (Taurus).
Wait, that’s only two signs, the grand trine is made up of three. What about Pluto and Uranus in Virgo? Pluto and Uranus in the 12th house are two amazing placements that would not only complete this trine, but would without a doubt, be the force we need to promote the healing of Chiron’s wounds.
Uranus in the 12th: You are very intuitive, perhaps psychic, and are attracted to unusual beliefs in religion or metaphysics. Your need to be independent in thought (freethinker) fights against limitations (Saturn) placed on you by others. On the good side, we’re humanitarian. On the bad side, we’re subject to sudden and unexpected adversities.
Like JFK. Oh, he was just riding in the car and all of a sudden he was shot in the head. Oh, that damn unexpected adversity.
Pluto in the 12th means we have a compelling desire to understand, and see deeply into philosophical issues. We want to know, we want to understand, and we want transformation.
Uranus is eccentric, unpredictable, and creative. He’s revolutionary and known as the great awakener. He wakes us up to get us moving in the right direction. Pluto is the detective of the zodiac. He digs and brings the truth to the surface.
Both however, are in conjunction with mars. Mars is close enough to where his presence is felt, but he’s not directly involved with the trine. Pluto and Uranus are under a direct and immediate threat, and all that is hidden in the 12th house of secret enemies.
We can be eccentric, but don’t get to out of control.
We can investigate and bring the truth to the surface depending on what it is and who’s involved.
Limited and controlled; but there’s a way around all that because Chiron is in trine with the midheaven, Neptune is also in trine with the midheaven, and the sun is in opposition to the midheaven.
The quickest and easiest way to do this, and don’t laugh, would be through the sun’s opposition. Stop going to work. There’s a constant pull for power going on between between the sun in the 4th house and the midheaven. Make it easy. Surrender to Cancer and nurturing and pursue happiness. Don’t put your head down and go to work, instead, get involved and make a commitment to reaching our highest potential.
That won’t happen.
So, we can solve the border issue, but that’s only one out of three. If want to go three for three, we need to go directly to the source.
Neptune is our connection to source, but in order in order for Neptune to work for us, it must be grounded. In it’s natural power, Neptune can do for us what we need him to do, which is increased intuition, powerful dreams, and psychic ability.
How do we ground Neptune? Neptune can be grounded with truth.
In addition, we can look to the sign and house it rules (Pisces/12th house). Every part of our body falls under the rulership of a sign. Our feet are ruled by Pisces. We need to stand on our own two feet in the 12th house of secret enemies without fear, hate, or jealousy, and let Uranus and Pluto do what they do best without the threat of Mars.
The rest is taking care of our health, and removing the restrictions and limitations on the 5th house.
Right now, on the young end, Generation X is 42-years-old. On the older end, we’re 57. It’s not too late. We have another 30 years in power.
Astro Dot Com
2. The Chiron Effect, Lisa Tahir; Bear & Company 2020.
Tonight’s moon will be a waning gibbous with 87% illumination. Currently, the moon is in the astrological sign of Aquarius.
Aquarius is known as the water bearer, it’s a far-reaching and futuristic sign. Aquarius is new-age awareness, it’s progressive, analytical, and original. The water bearer represents hopes and wishes, friendship, and humanitarian ideals. During the moon’s transit through Aquarius, our subconscious is raised for examination. We are being called to look behind the scenes on issues regarding some of our friendships, and those hopes and wishes we have for the future. Before you consider someone to be a friend, make sure they’re put to the test. There’s deception when the moon’s involved.
Humanitarian ideals is another area covered here. There’s a lot of people who claim to care, and if they do, that’s great. If they don’t however, the waning moon will reveal their deepest intentions. If you’re in the business of helping others, make sure helping others is what you love doing, because if you’re only doing it for the money, it’s not going to last.
On the positive side, it’s Friday! It’s the perfect time to get together with friends or friendly acquaintances and shoot the breeze. Have some fun, and talk about the future the together. Conversations should be light and intellectual.
Tip of the Transit: You weren’t aware, but the cosmic energy right now is waking us up to sincere intentions; our intentions and the intentions of others. Are you really my friend, or are you friendly with me because I have x, y, and z? Am I working this job because I really care or because of the money?
I posted on the NB Facebook page, that I’m giving free advice for a limited time. If you have some issue or a question that you would like advice or added insight on from a neutral source, I’m your man. Email me at email@example.com and ask.
Tomorrow, June 16th, Tupac Shakur would be 51- years-old. I was just entering my teenage years when he was rapping, but as most of us know, his career and his life didn’t last long. As a teenager, I didn’t know much about Tupac “the individual,” but he put out quite a few hits that were memorable.
I watched four or five of his videos today, by chance-not even realizing tomorrow is his birthday. And I’m glad I did. Tupac was intelligent and he was ahead of his time. He was probably the most down to earth and realist rapper to ever come through the industry.
What made him special in my opinion, is that despite being an entertainer, he was a non-conformist. He was a free-thinker, and they were constantly trying to put him in box with a label on it.
His videos just woke me up today, and honestly, people can say whatever they want about rap and about Tupac as a lyricist, but Pac was in a category by himself. Pac had a lot to say, he was opinionated, and he spoke his own truth-about life, about being poor, about being black and poor, about the system, about the government, about how the media portrayed him. And he did that through his music.
He didn’t sugar coat anything. He told us how it was. He wasn’t crazy, and he wasn’t lost. He knew exactly what was going on.
In the 1994 interview with Ed Gordon, he said he was in the middle of the black world and the white world. That’s the path to wisdom, that’s neutral ground and that’s seeing both sides of the argument.
He said, “The same crime element white people fear, black people fear also. While white people are waiting for legislation to pass, black people are living amongst the killers, 80 people bunched together in a building. What, black people can’t be scared because they’re black and from the same hood? We need help to.” Tupac was not only an example, but a victim of the mainstream media; he constantly exposed how the mainstream media was influencing popular culture and how they were the driving force behind the false perceptions people had of him.
He said if the church took some of their money and instead of building houses for god, built houses for people who need god, they would actually be helping.
He said he was not politically correct, and he was a man’s man. He talked about what it meant to a man and what it meant to be woman.
People often ask what Generation X is all about, because lets face it, we went right from the Baby Boomers to the millennials. Born in 1971, and a Gemini (Like JFK), Tupac was a revolutionary, and he would’ve been a great example of what Generation X was about. Speaking your personal truth, freethought, and independence; “don’t support the phonies, support the real.” Real change, not fake change, but real change.
Tupac’s not the popular pick, but he’s the right one. I can only imagine what he would have to say about the world today.
Ohio Governor, Mike DeWine signed House Bill 99 into Law. This will allow teachers and other school staff employees across the state of Ohio to carry guns while at work.
DeWine further explained, that his first choice would be for schools to hire armed officers, but Bill 99 was an additional option for school districts. It’s an option, not a requirement. The link is below.
This article came out days after I published my opinions here on Nooz Buffet. And like I said, giving teachers and school staff the option to carry a firearm with training will never be the popular answer, but it’s the right one.
We have a responsibility at the state level and local levels to defend ourselves and protect our communities. Our quality of life is what’s on the line here.
People, individuals, need to embrace that responsibility, and I think DeWine made a good decision.
There aren’t many ways to stop school shootings when the people who commit these crimes decide to show up to a school with a gun and shoot people. How can we stop something if we don’t know where or when it’s going to happen?
We can’t, we just have to be prepared.
It’s sad that this is what it’s coming to, but we can’t allow terrorism to take anymore of our rights and privacies than it already has.
We The People created the Federal Government. We delegated rights to it, and we funded it. It’s growth was based on revenue, its income through federal taxes.
We had control.
Then someone created a private bank, called the Federal Reserve. There’s nothing governmental or federal about this bank. It’s privately owned.
All of a sudden, someone in government said, we can borrow money from the Federal Reserve. We can take control from the people if we break our dependency on their money. Lets just print all the money we want, and we won’t need the money generated from federal taxes.
No, someone else said. We can’t. Our money is backed by gold. If we have a million dollars worth of gold, then there can only be one-million dollars of paper money in circulation.
Well, lets end that. Lets put an end to the gold standard.
Okay, but what about inflation and the value of the dollar fluctuating with market conditions?
Ah, don’t worry about it.
We’re losing control.
Then, they took it one step further. Money was only one form of control we had, the other was the contract. Over time, our Federal Government succeeded at convincing us the sky was purple.
The have us believing the United States of America is a democracy when it is not.
First, we have the landscaped Vesica Pisces or Venn Diagram. The oval, or center of the two joining circles represents the area or space that the two separate circles have in common. That’s where two things join and become one based on commonalities. Then, we place the Order of the Holy Wisdom in the center on the oval.
Next, we place the Priory of Sion 3-level-seal in the center, on top of the oval.
Then, we square the circle, and place the obelisk.
The shadow of the obelisk, depending on where the sun is, becomes a marker of time-like the big hand on a clock. The little hand is represented by the actual obelisk, that seems to always be pointing at 3 o’clock.
The U.S. because of this, is always in the third hour, and who was born at 3 o’clock? Oh, JFK was.
“A monolithic ruthless conspiracy,” according to our 35th President was the enemy of America. An obelisk is a monolith.
If I place the Venn on its side, the oval looks like an eye. There’s one circle that’s red, and there’s one circle that’s blue. When you put red and blue together, it makes purple. Purple happens to be the outer color of the oval on the symbol for the Order of the Holy Wisdom. The center of that symbol is yellow.
I mentioned in a tweet, “this is all about the Sagittarius/Gemini axis.” JFK was a Gemini, and yellow is the color for Gemini. Purple is the color for Sagittarius.
Each Zodiac sign has a Dominant Keyword. Gemini’s is “I Think.” Sagittarius’s is “I See.”
The astrological axis between Sagittarius and Gemini isn’t circular though, it’s an X. As in, Generation X. At first, Sagittarius doesn’t see because it hasn’t reached the MC, which is the highest point the sun reached during a day. So, until it reached the highest point, it can’t see, it can only think. As long as Sagittarius can’t see, Gemini wins the oppositional pull, because the signs are 180 degrees apart.
LOL, Are you following this?
Okay, on the day and at the time JFK was killed, Sagittarius was the sign on the MC, and the MC was in conjunction with the SUN. For the first time, Sagittarius had reached the highest point, while the sun was present. The sun represents the truth the light and the way. We all know when we are at the highest point, we can see everything.
The energy between Air and Fire, Intellect and Emotion, or Sagittarius and Gemini was balanced. When the energy between two polar opposites become balanced, a level of spiritual attainment within us as individuals and as humans, has been reached.
That means Sagittarius and Gemini slide together and become one based on commonalities. Something opens up..
Until you know and understand this stuff, you’re on the outside. You’re stuck in either the Red or the Blue.