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The Corona Crucible – Tues 26th May

World 5.5 million                  USA 1.7 million World Fatalities 340K+        USA Fatalities 100K+ Victorian students in Prep, Grade 2, Year 11 and Year 12 return to school today. Students in Grade 3 through to Year 10 will continue to learn from home for the time being, then return to school on Tuesday 9 June. We […]

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The Corona Crucible – Mon 25th May

World 5.4 million      Brazil  360K+             Russia 340K+                        India 130K+   Things are bad in Brazil. Case numbers there are soaring and their meagre health system is collapsing. There have been over 22,000 fatalities there. Brazil is now second only to the US in numbers of infections, with Russia now third, but Russia has only had […]

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The Corona Crucible – Sun 24th May

World 5.3 million      Italy 230K+                France 180K+            Illinois 100K+ The Australian Federal Government has grossly over estimated the cost of the Jobkeeper program. It was estimated to cost about $130 billion, but the actual figure is likely to be about half that amount. The government said that about 6 million people were benefitting from […]

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The Corona Crucible – Sat 23rd May

World 5.2 million                  Spain 280K    UK 250K+      Iran 130K+ Neil went into the office on Thursday for just the third time in three months. They have an office social club and over the years we’ve been to a few events they have arranged. With no social gatherings permitted for the time being, […]

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The Corona Crucible – Fri 22nd May

World 5.1 million      USA 1.6 million        Brazil 310K+ Many people say that autumn is their favourite time of year, and I am one of them. Melbourne is known for its crazy weather. Summer is often too hot, winter is too cold, spring is generally wet and windy, but for the most part autumn brings happy […]

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The Corona Crucible – Thurs 21st May

World 5 million         Russia 300K+            India 110K+ Peru 100K+ The global rate of infection is rising by about 100,000 per day. We are less than three months into this pandemic and the total number of diagnosed cases worldwide has reached five million. Based on this same rate of spread, by the end of this year […]

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The Corona Crucible- Wed 20th May

World 4.9 million British researchers are investigating whether dogs are able to detect people infected with COVID-19. Dogs have an incredible sense of smell and they have already been trained to detect a range of diseases including a variety of cancers, malaria and Parkinson’s disease in humans. If successful, our canine friends could potentially screen […]

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The Corona Crucible – Tues 19th May

World 4.8 million      New Jersey 150K+    Turkey 150K+ Golf is a mysterious game. One day you can play well, the next day can be total rubbish. My sister in law, Lisa, has played golf just once and that day she had a hole in one; true story. Luck does play a role, but there are […]

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The Corona Crucible – Mon 18th May

World 4.8 million      Russia 280K+                        Brazil 240K+ Australia has now had 7,045 cases of coronavirus. 6,367 people have recovered and 98 people have died. Compared to so many places around the world we are collectively managing this crisis extremely well. Individually, however people are personally affected in many different ways, financially and health wise and […]

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When Time Stands Still- Exploring Stationary Planets

When Time Stands Still: Exploring Stationary Planets © Michele Finey 2015, 2020 Note: This article was first published in the Oct/Nov 2015 edition of The Mountain Astrologer. Slight changes and edits have been made to this version. As planets move through the zodiac, they take us on a journey through time. Past, present and future […]

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