Folks are asking me, Well, why isn’t everything hunky dory now that the new Chiron-Neptune marriage has been consummated? And it’s an excellent question, one I’ve been pondering myself, as I’ve found the last several weeks to be deeply frustrating.
An answer unfolds this morning, as I’ve been haunted for several days by a store clerk who really really reminded me of somebody outa the movies, But who? This morning it finally comes to me – Nick Nolte, from Scorsese’s Life Lessons short in the 1989 movie New York Stories. And it answers both questions.
The vagueness and the persistence of the But who? suggest Archetype. And the store clerk was female – that sort of switching is common in the Dreamtime, as a reminder to let go of preconceptions, and a reminder that we’re All One. What else was remarkable about the clerk? She was a veritable fount of useful and needed information.
Three news threads chime in with contributions to the Zeitgeist. First, there’s the Germans trying to turn the Greeks into engineers. In popular mythology (Mama Mia! for instance), the Greeks make Life into Art. This isn’t about the death of the Euro (well, that too) so much as cutting down the Sacred Grove and enclosing the Commons. Both are quintessentially yang, and quintessential Scarcity. When the Church cut down the Grove, the clear statement was Power cannot be Shared. And when the Important People enclosed the Commons, the clear statement was There is not enough to Sustain everyone.
Second, the Volcano in Iceland. Iceland defied the Important People, symbolically, when they voted no to repaying Dutch and British depositors who were scammed by Icelandic bankers cavorting with Wall Street in the Great Derivative Crash of 2008. It’s actually the same story as in Greece, where Wall Street colluded with the Greek government to hide excessive debt with more derivatives. Both governments are defying their own people to keep themselves aligned with the Important People, out of Fear of Scarcity (or Lizard solidarity). As Zeus and Athena still live in Greece, Thor and Loki still live in Iceland.
Third, the brownshirts marching against health insurance under Tea Party banners in Washington DC. Left-wing demonstrations in the US have been effectively eliminated with four tactics. First, line the streets where the Important People are with heavily armed police. Second, issue permits for demonstrations to be held, but in the next county. Third, collude with the media to ignore the demonstration. And fourth, if those fail, make sure there are several “anarchist” plants in the crowd to break a few windows at McDonalds and give the police and media an excuse to break heads.
Now, doya spose that the folks hurling racial epithets and spitting on black Congressmen are really “anarchist” plants, or just “idiots out there saying stupid things”? Given the plethora of “idiots out there saying stupid things” these days (which of course we’re learning non-Judgment about, eh?), we certainly don’t need “anarchists.” It will be curious to see how the Tea Party evolves, and whether it’s own Four-Dead-in-Ohio Kent State equivalent will be met with stunned silence and a huge political shift, or become the final excuse for martial law. Raven and Orca still live in North America.
Ok, so much for background. Now, what about the answer to the larger question about the Zeitgeist? Well, there is one final bit of information we need to add to the hopper before we turn the handle. The 1944 Bretton Woods Agreement failed in the late 1960s. From that point on, World currencies were no longer based on Gold, but only on “trust” in government. Not much trust in gummint these days, eh?
So, what’s going on is that we’re scraping the bottom of the Archetypal barrel. There are any number of trendlines converging into the end of the world as we know it in 2012, and we won’t attempt to distinguish them all. The one we will go into is the Fourth-Harmonic relationship between Uranus and Pluto, which begins in the Summer of 2012. This energy initiated in 1965-66. So there are two things going on.
First, now that the extensive foreplay is complete, any of our Identities that don’t synch with the new Chiron-Neptune energy (transcending our Limiting Beliefs to allow miracles that integrate innovation with tradition) are no longer working. That’s one source of frustration. Second, now that Chiron has impregnated Neptune, we are descending rapidly into Uranus-Pluto. Uranus-Pluto means that any of our Identities which don’t synch with our own Soul Mission are no longer working.
For the last several years, we’ve been releasing Consumerism and Visualization as our primary mode of manifestation. That’s now changed. The Cultural Direction is now toward Sustainability if you have the choice and Sustenance for everyone else, and our primary mode of manifestation is now Integration of innovation and tradition for the good of the Whole. Do we have an Archetype for The Good of the Whole?
Now, we’ve all worked our buns off all our life to scrub off all of our programming, so we can get down to Who We Really Are, so we can get on with our Life Work. Right? So what’s left? The Archetypes! An Archetype is an extrapersonal energy field that takes hold of us and “makes” us act out, think, feel, and believe in stylized ways that match the Archetype. As in, The devil made me do it. We may feel like it was somebody else who walked in and took over our body, or we may feel like it was definitely us, but it also wasn’t. Or more likely, we won’t even notice that we’re doing it. The Archetypes are, after all, quintessentially unconscious.
On this Planet, repetition strengthens any ritual. So an Archetype is like a Flu Virus or a Parasite – it takes over the Will and forces us to eat sugar or act in other ways which feed the Beast and strengthen the rituals which characterize the Archetype. A Hungry Ghost. A Virus is not alive, in the sense that a Virus is unable to replicate itself. It uses a living cell as a Xerox machine to make copies of itself. Yet it’s a potent bundle of genetic material, which can very significantly alter its host. If you’re a historian or a shrink, you probably believe that Archetypes are far more alive than individuals.
All three New York Stories are fabulous expressions of Archetypes, particularly around gender roles. We can and will go on at length about the Uranus-Pluto and Saturn-Chiron initiations in 1965-66 – at this point we should be reading those charts to tell us about 2010-2019. For now let’s look just at the Finger of God in the 1965 Uranus-Pluto chart. By itself that’s enough to keep us busy for a while.
A Finger of God combines the Twelfth Harmonic (breaking patterns), the Sixth Harmonic (creative ease), and the Fifth Harmonic (learning and teaching). We respond to Fingers of God with Curiosity. Curiosity is a gift from the Angels, because implicit in it is Non-Judgment. We’re open to new information, open to energy that might Change us. We could easily see this Finger of God as the Basic Directive for the Planet over the Uranus-Pluto Cycle, which spans 1965-2104.
First, the Finger of God points toward Jupiter. This is Her index finger, not Her middle finger, and it’s not half-limp like in Michelangelo’s Ceiling, it’s straight out shouting Pay Attention to This Here. To expansion, Abundance, having enough to Share. On the other two corners are Juno (Identity), and an Initiation of Venus and Mars (the Sacred Inner Marriage of male and female, or balance between directed action and magnetism). So She’s shouting Hey, Listen Up! Get yer yin in harmony with yer yang, and Act It Out like ya mean it!!! I wanna see it!
Jupiter’s on the cusp of Cancer – compassion, nurture. Juno’s on the cusp of Aquarius – orientation toward the Collective. And Venus-Mars sit across the cusp of Sagittarius, together with the Moon’s South Node. The Moon’s Nodes represent access to other lifetimes, and the South Node in particular represents accumulated wisdom, and of course, unreleased Limiting Beliefs. It’s Venus (receptivity) that’s at the end of Scorpio (fearlessness, the willingness to go to any length to reach clarity) and Mars (action) and the Node (ritual) that are at the beginning of Sagittarius (burning away what is no longer useful). Pallas (boundaries) joins Juno in Aquarius.
The Sixth-Harmonic relationship (creative ease) sits between Juno-Pallas (the hologram of Self) and Venus-Mars-Node (repeating ancient gender roles till we finally see them and release our enslavement to them). Netflix has New York Stories; I highly recommend that you watch it again.