Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Bowl of Astrology

A sudden dip in temperatures here in Oklahoma yesterday brought on a fancy for a nice steaming bowl of porage or porridge, or, as they call it here in the US, oatmeal. Synchronistically, before I'd even searched the kitchen for a packet of oatmeal I happened upon an article on the BBC News website reporting on the World Porridge Making Contest and its recent winners.

One line from the article tickled my astrology bone -
"They managed to source their own oats and all came up with very different quality of porridge. They were all varied, which is amazing considering they only have three ingredients of oats, water and salt. "

Three ingredients/elements - or, if one adds the necessary heat for cooking - four. Astrology has four elements/ingredients too: Earth, Water, Air and Fire. Porridge: Oats, Water Salt and Fire .....hmmmm!

The four astrological ingredients can combine to produce very different personalities, just as the mix and proportion of porridge ingredients produce different tastes, textures and flavours.

The porridge contest had a special section for judging more exotic porridge presentations. The winner of this section:

"Addy, a 38-year-old professional Dutch chef, made his special porridge with a mixture of marzipan and home-made ice cream with an 18-year-old Glenfiddich."

I tried to stop myself from dribbling onto the keyboard, as I pondered that combination! In astrology also, it's the addition of special ingredients to the basic mix which adds spice and interest to a personality. Neptune conjunct Sun emanating as a gifted artist or writer; or a Jupiter/Venus/Uranus stellium in Taurus - a feeling of overdoing the good stuff (as in the above special porridge recipe, perhaps ?) Combinations of ingredients, beyond the basics, are endless in both porridge-making and astrology.

Later, stirring my pan of oatmeal water and a pinch of salt, I pondered that astrology and porridge really do have much in common. Who'da thought it?


Wisewebwoman said...

Funny synchronicity in this post, T. I also had porridge this morning, (one of those mornings!). Except mine were steel cut McCanns with a topping of mixed nuts, chopped apples, raisins and sinful cream. Heaven!!!!

R J Adams said...

Damn awful waste of a fine malt whiskey!

Twilight said...

WWW ~~~ Sounds delicious ! :-)

RJ `~~~ I do agree, a cheaper brand of hooch would have done just as well. :-)

I discovered a delicious way of using up the dregs of a bottle of Bailey's Irish Cream after last Christmas - pouring it over my porridge! MMmmmm.

Anonymous said...

wow I am totally going to try scotch and oatmeal.

Twilight said...

Jilly ....enjoy!!

And thanks for the visit!