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PARTY in the SHIRE

 

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say...

 


 

THE BAGGINS clan, an old and respected family of Middle-earth Hobbits, live in the Shire, and around the Hobbiton region of the Westfarthing. Right, Gandalf the Grey calls on an old friend at Bag End. Hobbit holes on Bag Shot Row are typically nestled in the hillside as are the homes of all halflings living in Hobbiton.

"In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole and that means comfort.

It had a perfectly round door like a porthole, painted green, with a shiny yellow brass knob in the exact middle. The door opened on to a tube-shaped hall like a tunnel: A very comfortable tunnel without smoke, with paneled walls and floor tiled and carpeted, provide with polished chairs, and lots and lots of pegs for hats and coats- the hobbit was fond of visitors. The tunnel wound on and on, going fairly but not quite straight in to the side of the hill-The Hill, as many people for miles around called it-and many little round doors opened out of it, first on one side then on aother. No going upstairs for the hobbit: bedrooms, bathrooms, cellars, pantries (lots of these), wardrobes (he had whole rooms devoted to clothes), kitchens, dining-rooms, all were on the same floor, indeed on the same passege. The best rooms were all on the left-hand side (going in), for these were the only ones to have windows, deep-set round windows looking over his garden, and meadows beyond, sloping down to the river."

-J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, The Unexpected Party

NAVIGATION

J.R.R. Tolkien Personal Number Chart - Trump IV The Emperor - The Summer of Love
Baggins Blend and Bilbo's Brew

 


 

 

The Baggins family had always been prominent in the Shire, and gave rise to the two most important Hobbits of the Third Age, Bilbo the Ring-finder and Frodo the Ring-bearer. The history of Bilbo Baggins and his nephew Frodo, reads like a mirror of human fantasy, not withstanding the 'simple life' wholly appreciated by Tolkien. Although Bilbo often referred to Frodo as his 'favourite nephew', he was in fact his first cousin once removed (through his mother), and also his second cousin once removed (through his father).

The Baggins' have a perfect view of the Party Tree and the Water from the yard chair to the left of their front door. This area in the front garden is reserved for 'precious treasure' on the energy management map. Gandalf the Grey arrived the morning of the big day in a cart overflowing with exotic fireworks, and the intention of setting off every sparkler, pinwheel, and cosmic dragon in his collection.

Peter Jackson faithfully renders Tolkien's evening on the porch outside the Hobbit hole as Bilbo and Gandalf create smoke pictures against the background of party lights in the warm night air. Bilbo sends up a great round smoke ring Gandalf sails his elegant ship through, perhaps suggesting Grey Havens, and their final portal. The door into Bag End is an anchor, holding firm the smoke signals of adventurous days past and future days just on the horizon. The subterranean quality of the kiva, the inner mountain sanctuary, the earthship herself, carries the scene along like soft waves on the collective ocean.

The Shire was prepared for the beautiful night of September 22, destined for a party of special magnificence. The event was planned in honor of Bilbo's One Hundred and Eleventh birthday - a shared birth day with Frodo. The evening marked a final, somewhat theatrical farewell.

After his thank you speech, Bilbo put on his curious ring and disappeared before a full house - a real eye opener and perfect exit. Bilbo left the Shire to go live with the Elves and work on his book in Rivendell.

 

Bilbo and Frodo were reunited at the House of Lord Elrond in Rivendell, after Strider and Arwen rescued Frodo from the attack on Weathertop. Bilbo gave Frodo his magical sword Sting and a Mithril shirt on the event of Frodo's healing in the House of Lord Elrond in Rivendell. Both were part of Bilbo's 'plunder' from his earlier adventure with Gandalf the Grey in, THE HOBBIT. Sting's enchanted leaf blade design, probably developed by Elves in the First Age, would bring the weight of the weapon forward towards the point, making it an excellent slashing weapon in close quarters. It was a special metal that turned a cool blue colour in close proximity of approaching enemies.

Most of the powerful Middle-earth weapons, garments, and gemstones have a rich history:

STING is the name of the long knife made in the city of Gondolin between I 126 and I 510, used as a sword by Bilbo and his heir, Frodo, and briefly by Sam. Found in the troll-cave with Glamdring and Orcrist, Sting was probably forged in Gondolin for the Goblin-wars. It was taken from the cave by Bilbo, and was passed on to Frodo before the Fellowship started on their journey from Rivendell. Sting glows with a blue light in the presence of goblins. The enchanted blade has the power to cut with an unnatural sharpness, as shown in its ability to slice through the webs of Shelob.

Bilbo Baggins "held up a small shirt of mail. It was close-woven of many rings, as supple almost as linen, cold as ice, and harder than steel. It shone like moonlit silver, and was studded with white gems. With it was a belt of pearl and crystal."

GO AWAY! The Hobbit "Not at Home"
Thorin's company enters the Mountain while Smaug is gone to attack the Lake-men of Dale. The group comes across some of the treasure and use it to armor and arm themselves. Thorin gifts Bilbo with the mithril shirt: "'Mr. Baggins!' he cried. 'Here is the first payment of your reward! Cast off your old coat and put on this!'
"With that he put on Bilbo a small coat of mail, wrought for some young elf-prince long ago. It was of silver-steel, which the elves call mithril, and with it went a belt of pearls and crystals. A light helm of figured leather, strengthened beneath with hoops of steel, and studded about the brim with white gems, was set upon the hobbit's head.
"'I feel magnificent,' he thought; 'but I expect I look rather absurd. How they would laugh on the Hill at home! Still I wish there was a looking-glass handy!'"

The Hobbit: "A Thief in the Night"

 

 

Mithril is the Elvish name for Moria-silver

there are more names for true silver, some are secret

[a footnote from Cirdan, from "Objects"
and Swords & Weapons of Middle-earth]

... The corslet that Thorin Oakenshield had given to Bilbo was worth more than the Shire and everything in it. This corslet had been made in Erebor for an elf-prince and was found in Smaug's hoard.

In 3018, Bilbo gave this corslet to Frodo in Rivendell to use in the Quest to Mt. Doom. It saved his life in Khazad-dum [Battle in the Chamber of Mazarbul]... It was said by Gandalf in Khazad-dum, that Moria was the only place mithril could be found. Either Gandalf was hiding something, or mistaken, or perhaps he just meant Moria was the only place mithril would be found at that time... In "Unfinished Tales" it is said that Tar-Telemmaite [who was the 15th ruler of Numenor] constantly sent his servants to seek mithril. This means mithril could have been found in Numenor. Telemmaite's own name meant 'silver-handed'.

Nenya, the Ring of Water: one of the three Elven-Rings, the Ring of Adamant, the Ring of Mithril. The keeper of Nenya was Galadriel, Golden Lady of Lothlorien.

As one of the Keepers of the Three fashioned outside the sight of Sauron, she took Nenya into the West in the year 3021 of the Third Age of the Sun.

 

 


 

Born
3 Jan 1892
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Destiny
Path = 6
Sun Sign Capricorn
Bloemfontein, (Capital of Orange Free State, part of what is now) South Africa
Pivot Year
1 Jan 1913
Mars 0 Sagittarius
Engagement to
Edith Mary Bratt Jan 1913
Personal 9 Year
victory, collective consciousness, closure
Trump IX The Philosopher - "The Professor"
Birmingham; Edith converted to Catholicism at Tolkien's insistence [consistent with '9' theme]; also in 1913: Honours Moderations exams. He wrote, "From the many-willow'd margin of the immemorial Thames", published in, The Stapeldon Magazine, Oxford, vol. 4, no. 20 (December 1913); it is signed "J."
1937
[1978 = 25 = 7 + root #4 = 11
Personal Year]
Personal 6 Year The Hobbit, first edition London 1937, fourth edition London: George Allen & Unwin, 1978
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1978.
1955
[1966 = 22 + root#4 = 8
Personal Year]
Personal 6 Year III. The Return of the King, first edition London: George Allen & Unwin 1955, second edition 1966
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1956, second edition, 1967.
1965
Personal 6 Year The Lord of the Rings American paperback edition was published.
Died: 2 September 1973 Personal 24/6 Year Cause: pneumonia complicated by a gastric ulcer, Bournemouth, Great Britain
Namáste

 

 

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DOWSER NOTE ~ The race of Hobbits live in a perpetual Summer mindset, evident because of the overwhelming love of all things that grow in their garden. The 'abundant time' of year provides an atmosphere of fairness, amusement, and an all-pervading harmony with the rest of Middle-earth. The most obvious symbol associated with the race of Hobbits is the circle, found everywhere in the architecture, pathways, and fashion. The dance at the big birthday party resembles the traditional May Pole festival that twists around in a circular pattern, with Hobbits spinning and turning round the center of the dance floor. By extension, the spiral, arching twirls of the labyrinth may be suggested, as in Lothlorien. These ideas suggest Hobbits are aware of the present as it relates to the past. Hobbit women often sew a circular design into their clothes, over the heart chackra, to suggest a sense of life that mirrors what is real. The psyche links with the consciousness in the round, oval, and arc symbols.

A Hobbit residence is often called a Hobbit hole. The look is akin to an interior blueprint of a bee hive, an ancient earth ship mode we find in old initiation caves, and sacred underground security burrow-chambers in Europe, especially the UK. [When the Roman army occupied Britain they used similar subterranean tunnel-rooms for grain storage, so they could feed their horses during the military campaign.] There is a possible relationship with traffic circuitry preferred by infamous rabbits, especially the White variety. Should the Hobbit you are looking for open the front door though, you discover there is a big difference. A Hobbit at teatime, or perhaps Second Breakfast, will prove much more pleasant company than the Mad Hatter at his "off-the-hinges" tea party attended by Alice.

 

 

S U M M E R    O F    L O V E

Baggins Tea Party Ian Holm - Elijah Wood
Hobbit Dowser Nyll Greenhand in the Shire

 

 

 

Bilbo Baggins

 

Etymology:
The name of the Baggins familly home, 'Bag End' was meant to imply "cul-de-sac." It was the local name of Tolkien's aunt's farm in Worcestershire, which was located at the end of a lane.

 

Frodo Baggins, the Ring Bearer - Elijah Wood

DOB: January 28, 1981, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Sun: 8° Aquarius 45' - Mars 22° Aquarius 43'
Mars Aspects include a conjunction with Mercury, trine with Pluto, Mars sextile Neptune; Mars is square Uranus.
Destiny Path 3

Some well known people born with their Sun in Aquarius
- Evangeline Adams, Alan Alda, Buzz Aldrin, Richard Dean Anderson, Sean Astin [Mercury 29° Aquarius 07'], Christian Bale, Marty Balin, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Linda Blair, Christie Brinkley [Sun, Moon 0 Aquarius], Tim Buckley, Stockard Channing, Sheryl Crow, Geena Davis, Warwick Davis, James Dean, Ellen Degeneres, Allison Dubois, Thomas Edison Farrah Fawcett, Roberta Flack [triple Aquarius], Richie Havens, Barbara Hershey, [Christopher Hitchens not Sun, but with Jupiter 0° Aquarius 04' ], Michael Jordan [Sun Aquarius, MC 0 Aquarius], Alicia Keyes, Carole King, Nastassja Kinski, Ashton Kutcher [Sun Moon conjunction Aquarius, MC Aquarius], Charles Lindbergh, Bill Maher [Sun 0° Aquarius 04'], Edouard Manet, Bob Marley, Jeanne Moreau [Sun conjunct Moon Aquarius], Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Paul Newman, Kim Novak [Sun, ASC], Yoko Ono, Rosamund Pike, Charlotte Rampling, Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, Steve Reeves [Sun, Ascendant], Christina Ricci, Axl Rose, Babe Ruth, Greta Scacchi [Sun, MC Aquarius], Tom Selleck, John Travolta, Jules Verne [Sun Aquarius, MC 7 Aquarius], Robbie Williams, Oprah Winfrey, and Elijah Wood.

Samwise Gamgee, the Baggins Gardner - Sean Astin

DOB: February 25, 1971, in Santa Monica, California
Sun: 6° Pisces 34' - Mars 21° Sagittarius 05'
Aspects include Neptune 3° Sagittarius 03' conjunct Jupiter and square the Sun
Destiny Path 9

Well known people born with their Sun in Pisces include
- Robert Altman, Ursula Andress, Desi Arnaz, Sean Astin [Sun 6°34' Pisces, solar chart Luna @ 12°36' Pisces at noon], Meher Baba, Erykah Badu, Javier Bardem, Charles Barkley, Drew Barrymore, Harry Belafonte, Joan Bennett, Luc Besson, Justin Bieber, Jessica Biel, Juliette Binoche, Emily Blunt, James Blunt, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Jon Bon Jovi, Michael Caine, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Enrico Caruso, Johnny Cash, Edgar Cayce, Frédéric Chopin, Adam Clayton, Chelsea Clinton, Glenn Close, Nat King Cole, Ornette Coleman, Robert Conrad, Daniel Craig, Cindy Crawford, Billy Crystal, Roger Daltrey, Tyne Daly, Benicio Del Toro, Fats Domino, Wyatt Earp, Albert Einstein, Dakota Fanning, Barbara Feldon, Peter Fonda, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jackie Gleason, Karen Grassle, Jasmine Guy, Handel, George Harrison, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ron Howard, Holly Hunter, William Hurt, Steve Jobs, Brian Jones, Quincy Jones, Jack Kerouac, Queen Latifah, Spike Lee, Phil Lesh, Jerry Lewis, Tea Leoni, Eva Longoria, Rob Lowe, Giulietta Masina, Rue McClanahan, Gates McFadden, Eva Mendes, Michelangelo, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Liza Minnelli, Mondrian, Kate Nelligan, Anaďs Nin, Rudolf Nureyev, Ellen Page, Linus Pauling, Bernadette Peters, Sidney Poitier, Sally Jesse Raphael, Maurice Ravel, Lynn Redgrave, Lou Reed, Dana Reeve, Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner, Miranda Richardson, Alan Rickman, Rihanna, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Tony Robbins, Kurt Russell, Theresa Russell, Jeri Ryan, Seal, Ann Sheridan, Dinah Shore, Nina Simone, Gary Sinise, John Steinbeck, Rudolf Steiner, Sharon Stone, Wanda Sykes, Elizabeth Taylor, James Taylor, David Thewlis, Ivana Trump, Antonio Vivaldi, Julie Walters, George Washington, Rachel Weisz, Vanessa Williams, Mary Wilson, Bruce Willis, Joanne Woodward, Paula Zahn, and Billy Zane.

            

 

MOONCHILD, THE CRAB

(The Cancerean)

THE SOVERIGN, THE EMPEROR, OSIRIS, THE KING appears holding symbols of power, regenerative ability, and order, portrayed within black-gold akasha, in the European representation of Tarot Trump IV. Since the black-gold akasha force in cosmic symbols suggests the fifth element system, most western readers find difficulty when commanding Trump IV intellect/patterns. Click Trump for article.] This sign was once symbolized by the scarab in Ancient Egypt, the symbol of life renewing itsself continually. The Ancient Greeks sometimes saw this power of tenacity (to hold onto life) as a pair of tongs. The ray suggests the ability to adapt to the energy fields of the immediate environment. Natives value domestic peace and tranquillity almost above all else. They represent the power of the superconscious mind to re-emerge into at-one-ment with the Absolute (this occurs in a deep sleep state when return to the cosmic consciousness brings about a feeling of complete security for all of us at night when in the deepest sleep mode.)

The Good and Bad News About Moonchild

IN THE HOUSE SYSTEM,
Moonchild works best in the Dining Room or area of the house where the 'family table' is found. This ray rules the breasts, some of the subtle bodies, and stomach as the sign of nourishment, defense, and the hunt. In the Tarot Deck, this vibration is personified by the chief as THE SOVERIGN, THE EMPEROR, THE KING, OSIRIS, as the provider of both spiritual and physical nourishment for the family. The reference to the 'internal parent' links the card to Trump V [Sun reference] as the child in preparation for departure from the nest of origin.

The Dining Room is the symbol of the family within the home as they meet to form a unit; it is the idea of the clan, family ties, hereditary background and roots of the country of birth. There is a spiritual as well as a patriotic flavor to this powerful card which is frequently associated with The Last Supper and The Pascal Feast. By extension there are many references to King Arthur and his Knights of The Round Table.

Notes: People like Mimi Farina, [Sun in the sign of The Winged Bull, Taurus, fixed earth Kerub] - capable organizers, managers, and community group coordinators - gather 'mini clan' collectives that succeed in establishing an 'alternative nest' situation for folks. There is a well documented record that verifies the Moon and Venus, rulers of Moonchild/Cancer and Taurus, often provide prosperity for financial investors so ventures are "win-win." Lunar themes include the pattern of birth, death, and rebirth as anatomical cycles move with the Moon. The two lights as the "twins" [see Delos Oracle] were popular success symbols in ancient mythology. The ancients considered the intelligence of the planet Jupiter, Moon, and the Sun the immortals responsible for supervision of the law that governs all the weather cycles. The great triad composed of Leto, Artemis [Moon], and Apollo [Sun] ruled the eclipse cycle, especially alluded to in the works by J.R.R. Tolkien.

 

See Tarot Trump VIII in WCM Edition READ THE CARDS, for a fully developed presentation of archetypal formulae in use with Trump IV and Trump XIV, from Bishop Fulton J. Sheen's 1932 radio broadcast.

The Red Book of Westmarch
A Hobbit Dwelling by John Howe
Four years after, Frodo at the 'mystic window'

 


Right, Frodo on drums, an ancient musical instrument used to open the way to the subtle realm, aeythers, and the underworld. Is it coincidental Frodo would be playing the drum this 'birth day' night? His matter-of-fact life is going to transformed just a short while after this festive dance!

SEPTEMBER 22 BAG-END
Bilbo Baggins leaves Bag-end and all his belongings to his nephew Frodo
The Ring of Power

Rivendell
Frodo recovers from the wound inflicted by the witch king at the ancient Weather Hills outlook, Weathertop.

Bilbo gives Frodo his short sword, Sting, and
a Mithril shirt worth a king's ransom during Frodo's
convalescence in Rivendell.

 


 



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