Hymn to the Glow Child

Children of the Sun
All has not been lost
There’s more to your story
Ancient future truths
In your eyes
Out from the shadows
Together, you will rise

You are the dream
We’ve been waiting for
You are the key
Open up the door
Step out into the light
Your faces glow so bright

Glow children
Infinite expression
Making the music
of the spheres

So many ancestors
Prayed for you
Through dark nights
Whispered your names
Across the years

I bestow to you the courage of lightning
Transform all you see with your love

Glow Child

You are the dream
We’ve been waiting for
You are the key
Open up the door
Step out into the light
Your faces glow so bright

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Constellation Conversation

Dr. Constance E. Berkley

“GLOW CHILD” a poem by Dr. Constance E. Berkley.

My late mentor, Dr. Constance E. Berkley was a formidable scholar of Africana Studies, whose areas of specialty included the literature of Sudan and Egypt (she was an expert in the fiction of Sudanese writer Tayeb Salih), drama, and poetry. She was herself a poet. I never forgot this poem, which was anthologized by Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis in the 1970s, which she shared with me. She asked me to keep her writing alive. Not only do I share the poem here. But I also took inspiration from her for the song “Hymn to the Glowchild” and the core idea of her deep faith in the emergence of light from the darkness. May this song and may her poem speak to us all now and remind us of what we came here to be.

Who is Uranus?

Uranus Astronomy

  1. Uranus orbits the sun on its side. The axial tilt of Uranus is a staggering 99 degrees. All the other planets look a bit like spinning tops as they go around the Sun, but Uranus looks more like a ball rolling in a circular pattern.
  2. A season on Uranus lasts one long day which is equal to 42 Earth years.
  3. Uranus has 27 moons. 
  4. Uranus was the first planet discovered in the modern age. It was recorded in 1690 by John Flamsteed, who thought it was a star in the constellation Tauri, but it wasn’t until 1781 that astronomer Sir William Herschel realized it was a planet.
  5. You can see Uranus with the unaided eye, however, the sky has to be extremely dark (zero light pollution).

Uranus Astrology

  1. Uranus, God of the sky and the heavens, ruler of Aquarius symbolizes change, revolution, and the unexpected.  
  2. Uranus is forward-looking, balks at tradition and celebrates originality. 
  3. On the upside, it is associated with enlightenment, progressiveness, objectivity, novelty, and ingenuity. Negatively it also is associated with rebelliousness without cause and irresponsibility. 
  4. In the chart, the position of Uranus by sign will be shared with others from the same generation. By house, the position of Uranus shows where individuals look to stir things up, put new spins on a situations, and go against established thoughts/order.
  5. Reveals the cross (matter) over the circle (spirit). The two semi-circles on the sides represent receptivity. (Also the symbol includes an inverted Venus)

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