riddle 5

Dear reader,

Here is the latest riddle. Good luck!

Most may travel on me without care,
there is only one who must beware.
Once upon me there is no turning back,
only forward step by step.
I am not soft,
have no pearly sheen;
as a compatriot,
who unlike me,
can be seen.

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7 thoughts on “riddle 5

  1. Morning Thomas

    Most may travel on me without out care,
    ~~ CarO ~~ This implies a ‘road’, so the Via Combusta?

    there is only one who must beware.
    ~~ CarO ~~ the Moon is the only ‘planet’ harmed by being in the Via Combusta, where she is considered to be in a ‘eclipse’ condition.

    Once upon me there is no turning back,
    only forward step by step.
    ~~ CarO ~~ The Moon never turns retrograde.

    I am not soft,
    have no pearly sheen;
    ~~ CarO ~~ The Via Combusta means the ‘fiery road’ because it is strewn with fixed stars – or it was before precession when it was so named!

    as a compatriot,
    who unlike me,
    can be seen.
    ~~ CarO ~~Compatriot, hmmmmm, part of the Via Combusta’s dispositor is Mars; but he doesn’t have a pearly sheen. Maybe the compatriot is Saturn who does have a pearly sheen? This bearing in mind that the Via Combusta runs traditionally from 15* Libra to 15* Scorpio, each sign being in the fall of one of the luminaries, but Libra is the exaltation of Saturn, which would make him a compatriot n’est ce pas?

    Love
    CarO

  2. Dear Hazel,
    Why of course you are allowed to guess! Even if it seems to be overyour head, once you know the anser everything falls into place. 🙂

  3. Dear CarO,
    And I thought this was going to be difficult! :-).
    Via combusta it is. But who is the pearly compatriot?
    best wishes,
    Thomas

  4. Well, I thouught it was Saturn, but it could be the Ecliptic as Hazel suggested. Compatriot means ‘colleague’ or fellow; and both the Ecliptic and the Via Combusta run concurrently n’est ce pas?

    Or what about the Milky Way!! That’s it! The Milky Way. I think that the Via Combusta was originally positioned across Antares (currently around 9* 50′ Scorpio) before precession moved the goal posts. Which would put the Via Combusta in the middle of the Milky Way!

    Yes, that’s it. I plump for the Milky Way :0)))

    Love
    CarO

  5. Dear CarO!

    Right you are! The Via Combusta and the Milky Way.

    “Official” solution and new riddle tomorrow!
    This one is easy, so it’ll probably be difficult.

    warm regards,
    Thomas

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