Tuesday, August 23, 2016

August 22 - September 22, 2016

Sun in Virgo

Happy Birthday to the Crystalinks readers born in Virgo.

Virgo is a mutable Earth sign ruled by Mercury.

Let's see what this year's Virgo Transition brings to
your life and the world. Decision making and changes ahead.


With less than two weeks until Labor Day in the US many people are on vacation/holiday at this time. People like me are glad to see the heat of summer leave while others tell me they actually enjoy heat and humidity.

The last two weeks of August ... Mainstream media is reporting stories that are repeated topics from recent broadcasts so much so that last night when I watch Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News I thought it was a rebroadcast. Actually some of the video was from last week. We know about the unfortunate natural disasters from flooding to wildfires - very tragic - not finished in some states and probably never will be. It certainly would be interesting to see what the presidential candidates will do to help people - besides the video of Donald Trump handing out food and water to survivors of the Louisiana flood in Baton Rouge. That was an obvious staged PR event where he really would have liked his staff/servants do those menial tasks. He did not look particularly happy but it's his only road to recovery in what was looking like a lost candidacy. If Trump loses he will return to building his empire with his children. If Hillary loses she will be devastated for the rest of her life. If she wants to disprove rumors of health issues, she needs a more updated medical report, not one from 2015. Both will are memorable characters in history.

On this day in 1899, what is widely believed to be the first ship-to-shore wireless message in American history was sent: the words "Sherman is sighted," transmitted from Coast Guard Lightship No. 70 to a receiving station at the Cliff House restaurant in San Francisco. It announced the arrival of the Sherman, a troopship carrying a regiment returning from the Spanish-American War. "Frisco and Oakland has been roaring since last evening, when the Sherman was sighted," Jack London later wrote to his friend Cloudesley Johns. Across miles of choppy, fog-choked seas, the boat's message was relayed through wireless telegraphy. Today, we call that radio. It was a watershed technological moment for the military, and also for industries like journalism. Today, our messages are as succinct as that three-word phrase sent in 1899 - even shorter, since we now have emojis.