New Favorite Word: Syzygy

An alignment of three celestial objects, as the sun, the earth, and the moon.  universe-clipart-1295346227_rocket_into_galaxy

Be honest; when you read the definition above your first thought was of the Fifth Dimension. No? Perhaps you didn’t listen to the radio every waking moment in 1970. Sing along with me: “When the mooooon is in the seventh house and Jupiter aligns with Mars, then peace blah, blah, blah . . .” In 1970s Wichita, we listened to this song and never made the connection to astrology mumbo jumbo or avant-garde Broadway musicals with on-stage nudity. It had a good beat and it was easy to dance to. Thank you American Bandstand. Also, thank you seventeenth century Europeans for siz-e-jee.

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