The Muse works in mysterious ways. I have been in New Zealand for two weeks. Sea Star Studio is up and running and it has been amazing spending time with my daughter Katey, granddaughter Arielle, son-in-law Fraser and new friends and kindred spirits.
Night before last I was doing my usual late night online recce and my friend Jim popped up on my FB site chatting about his trip to America. I told him to check out the new studio web site, http://www.seatsrtarstudio.com. As we chatted he suddenly said he had seen one of the images in a dream on the wall of his friend in British Columbia. he wanted to buy it then and there and he did! What a loving gesture, he bought this for his friend and I will send it to her. I called forth my muse and when she came, my uncle, a mystical astronomer/ astrologer steeped in myths identified her as an existing muse called Urania.
Here are some of her attributes:
rania (play /jʊˈreɪniə/; Greek: Οὐρανία; which stems from the Greek word for ‘heavenly’ or ‘of heaven’) was, in Greek mythology, the muse of astronomy. Some accounts list her as the mother of the musician Linus. She is usually depicted with a globe in her left hand. She is able to foretell the future by the arrangement of the stars. She is often associated with Universal Love and the Holy Spirit.
Urania dresses in a cloak embroidered with stars and keeps her eyes and attention focused on the Heavens. Those who are most concerned with philosophy and the heavens are dearest to her.
Urania, o’er her star-bespangled lyre,
With touch of majesty diffused her soul;
A thousand tones, that in the breast inspire,
Exalted feelings, o er the wires’gan roll—
How at the call of Jove the mist unfurled,
And o’er the swelling vault—the glowing sky,
The new-born stars hung out their lamps on high,
And rolled their mighty orbs to music’s sweetest sound.
—From An Ode To Music by James G. Percival
During the Renaissance, Urania began to be considered the Muse for Christian poets. In the invocation to Book 7 of John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost, the poet invokes Urania to aid his narration of the creation of the cosmos, though he cautions that it is “[t]he meaning, not the name I call” (7.5).
Muse magazine features Urania as one of the characters in the “Kokopelli and Co.” comic strip by Larry Gonick published in each issue of the magazine. She is the only original muse who remains among the “new muses” featured in the magazine.
Born of Zeus & Memory. Mother of Linus. Muse of Science, Precision, Music, Eternal Wisdom, Metaphysics & Inspired Knowledge. The wings are associated with Mercury & Air, the two birds of different colors, Fire & Water. Heart Sol Leo Fire.
The really cool thing I thought was the two bids of differing color and fire and water. I do share her interests!