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2020 B

October 20, 2016

By 2020 we’re still working on these 22-25 Degrees!  Good idea to put extra effort into our very busy and demanding homework on these Degrees now; the more we do now, the easier it will be later!  The Universe isn’t Random – this long span of working with these Degrees is a primer for the 2020 Saturn-Pluto.  When we’re speaking of Huperity at large, Saturn-Pluto makes the Lizards jump for Joy, creating some of the bleakest times for Huperity.  Like the massive earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, or “9/11,” or NAFTA and the WTO, or AIDS – correlates to our last four Saturn-Pluto adventures.

The 2020 Saturn-Pluto occurs at 23 Capricorn, “Bravery in Combat” – which it is likely to feel like if it turns out to be a showdown between the Patriarchy and its successor, or between the Lizards and the Mammals – we’ll bring this up later.

It draws a big crowd – it’s a Stellium of six planets between 22 and 26 Degrees of Capricorn – Sun, Ceres, Saturn, Pluto, Mercury, and Hopi.

 That combination has the potential to Change Huper Herstory significantly.

The Stellium Squares Eris, which is Stationary, and makes a Minor Tricolor to Chaos-Asbolus: Eris Square Stellium Quincunx Chaos-Asbolus Sextile Eris…

“I Wonder how the Infinite Nature (Chaos) of my Intuition (Asbolus) will influence the Stress between my Unconscious Trance (Pluto) and my Conscious Will (Saturn) and help me Accept the Truth (Eris)?”

We’ll go into the Moon’s deeper meaning of Instinct and Authenticity – which should totally Change our Attitude toward Pluto-Moon, in a little while.

The biggest Configuration in the 2020 Pluto-Saturn Initiation chart is a Diamond Star (a T-Square and a Yod pointing at the same planet) to a Stationary Nemesis.  Pallas-Veritas and Chaos-Asbolus form the base of the T-Square.  Hopi-Venus and Eris form the base of the Yod.  As part of this Configuration…

Nemesis Square Chaos-Asbolus Quincunx Stellium Trine Nemesis forms a Major Tricolor…

“I Wonder how the Infinite Nature (Chaos) of my Intuition (Asbolus) will influence the Stress between my Unconscious Trance (Pluto) and my Conscious Will (Saturn) and help me Understand how I sabotage myself (Nemesis)?”

Which brings us directly back to the Moon.  In mundane 3D Reality, the Moon symbolizes our “Random” Emotions.  Someone cuts us off in traffic, and one day we’re shaking our fist at them, the next day we slow down and make space for them, assuming they have a good reason to hurry, maybe even say a quick Prayer for their Safety.  Venus on the other hand represents our Consistent Emotions – our Values.  Unless there are extenuating circumstances or superior Values, we seldom Feel Enthused when someone commits murder.  The third level of the Emotional panoply is Vesta, which stands for our Unconscious Beliefs.  It takes Experience to figure out which of our Values arise from our Heart (Venus) and which arise from our Karma or Programming or Archetypes (Vesta).

Now, let’s look at those Random Emotions.  Chances are, the fellow (it probably was a male) whom you got mad at for cutting you off was probably himself Angry, maybe he thought you were slowing him down, or maybe he was just having a bad day, or maybe all of his days were bad ones.  The person you didn’t get mad at, probably did have a good reason to be in a hurry, rushing to the hospital or pick up their kid from school on time.  Feelings don’t exist in a vacuum, they’re a Field, and we have to be very careful to distinguish our own from other peoples’.

What does that tell us about the Moon?  It represents our Instincts!

How often do we Trust our Instincts?  When we’re cut off in traffic, we don’t need to invest a lot of intellectual firepower in figuring out why it happened, so we just back off the throttle, either out of consideration or out of caution.  When someone gives us a very subtle insult, the issue is a lot different.  Do we allow ourself to React Honestly?  Do we consider who it was that insulted us?  Do we take a time out and investigate whether it’s really just an old Unconscious wound of our own that was triggered by an innocent comment, and not an insult at all?  

If we were living in Yintegrity, and it was Safe to do so (it wouldn’t cost us our livelihood or our Life), we might React Honestly, watch where the chips fell, and iron out the complications accordingly – readjust our Relationship if it really was an undeserved insult, or make amends if their defense was credible.  Then examine our own wounds later, in the privacy of our own Psyche (if we didn’t have a bruise already, the insult wouldn’t have hurt).  If we really Trusted our Instincts, we might not even care if our Livelihood or Life was threatened – we might take it as an indication that Change was on the schedule, and follow the thread with Curiosity.

Astrology always gives us plenty of Opportunity to practice.  The Moon crosses or Squares or Opposes Pluto once a week!  It won’t be as intense, but Moon over Pluto will have a lot of core similarity to Pluto over Moon.  This will be excellent practice for all of us – when the Moon crosses Pluto, how do we Relate to our Instincts?  Do we Learn anything about how we Relate to our Instincts?  Here’s our schedule for the next month…

  • 21 October, noon PDT (plus or minus an hour or two)
  • 26 October, 1am PDT
  • 5 November, 2am PDT
  • 12 November, 8pm PDT

Let me know how this turns out – do you Observe anything useful?  Learn anything useful?

Honesty and Trust (and Discernment) around our Instincts is a big part of our Authenticity – we could think of the Moon as the local surrogate for Eris.  We routinely discount her because we’re programmed to “be Nice.”  Authenticity is represented by the Eighteenth Harmonic – planets that are separated by Angles that are multiples of twenty Degrees, half a Novile.  We can Learn a lot about our Relationship to our Authenticity by looking at which planets in our natality (birth chart) are separated by multiples of twenty Degrees.

Next we need to look at what else is going on in 2020; it’s actually more significant than the Pluto-Saturn Initiation.  The Pluto-Saturn Cycle spans thirty-some years (Pluto moves faster at some times than others), while the more important Cycle we’ll talk about spans two centuries, and will have a big impact on our Lives.  We hint at it strongly in Reasons for Optimism below.

2020 A

October 19, 2016

Another regular reader writes…

“I’ve become aware through your posts about the 2020 conjunction.  I did the chart for 12 January 2020 when Saturn and Pluto are conjunct at 22 Capricorn, conjunct my natal Moon by less than 1 degree of sensitivity.  Should I be concerned?!  That looks like a very potent … something.” 

Well, if there’s any astroevent that folks almost universally report to be max nasty, it’s Pluto (in the Sky now/then) crossing your natal Moon.  Ask Fernanda, who’s just been through it…

https://alchemicalastrology.wordpress.com/tag/pluto-square-moon/

So you’ve got a little over three years to Learn to Be Totally Loving with All Possible Emotions – should be Easy, right?  Your Pluto-Moon Can-Opener will be almost a month later, but your Saturn-Moon Can-Opener is only a couple of days after the Pluto-Saturn Initiation, so The Most Important Thing (Saturn) for you, for a while before Pluto actually does the deed, will be Learning to Be Totally Loving with All Possible Emotions.  With care, you should be well prepared.

“Pluto-Moon Can-Opener” means the first time Pluto in the Sky then crosses their natal Moon; Can-Opener because the first astroevent in a series almost always Opens a Can of Worms that we’d been blissfully ignoring or Denying.  No one experiences Pluto-Moon twice, so we have nil direct Experience with it in the Lifetime.  If we’re old enough, though, we can look back to a Pluto-Moon Square to retrieve quality indirect Experience.

“Saturn-Moon Can-Opener” means the first time Saturn in the Sky then crosses their natal Moon.  Saturn-Moon “Transits” (planets in the sky now/then crossing natal planets) occur every 7 years or so (counting Squares and Oppositions), so by reviewing all those prior time periods we can well prepare for a Saturn-Moon Transit.

The “Pluto-Saturn Initiation” refers to what will be going on in the Sky then.

The key to any Emotion is staying in the Present Moment.  Emotions are Paper Tigers; they don’t actually bite, they just cast threatening Shadows.  Under the Influence of any heavy Emotion, what’s going on in the Present Moment runs something like…

  • (1) “I Am [name of Emotion]” when you’re Identifying with the Emotion – or worse yet, with any Negative Thoughts that accompany and reinforce the Emotion
    • (2) “This Feeling Overwhelms me” when you’re beginning to break out of the Identification or Trance – and you’re still Conscious, ie, not Regressed to an age where you had little Skill with Emotion; hence the benefit of studying prior Experience
    • (3) “What color is the wallpaper?” if you’re Regressed, because there’s a good chance it will be different than it was when you were that earlier age, giving you an Opportunity to return to the Present Moment
  • (4) The next step is “I Feel [name of Emotion],” shifting from “I Am crap” to “I Feel crappy” as you Disidentify further
  • (5)  “You poor Sweetheart, you’re really Feeling krappy, aren’t you” as you Identify with Compassion instead of crap.  If you’ve practiced this a thousand times, and you’re lucky, your Abandoned and possibly Abused Herstorical Child, from your earlier age, will then talk back to you, giving you the Opportunity to bring them and their Unique Skills into the Present Moment as an integral part of your Self
  • (6) “Wow, that Emotion was Compelling” when you’ve stepped aside and let the bus run over someone else

If you’re working with it constructively.  You can see why Pluto makes it so hard when you notice the key words…

  • “Overwhelming” – the Ego is Overwhelmed whenever you misinterpret Labor Pains to be Death Throes – which is always an Opportunity to examine our Fear of Death.  Never pass up an Opportunity to do that.
  • “Trance” – Pluto is about Transformation, ie, ReFormation of the Unconscious Trance that has been driving your Consciousness as if it was a drone
  • “Compelling” – Pluto is always Compulsive

Here’s a wonderfully precise description of the fundamental issue…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqESogRgrYw

Yintegrity Rising

June 23, 2016

A reader writes…

I don’t think they are happy with me.  I am not following their tradition and I’m not sure what the impact of that will be, but I don’t care!  I’m not doing what I should, I’m doing what I want.  And that is SO different for me.

“I’ve always been the analyze/plan/execute person.  I do my duty.  I fulfill my promises.  If I commit, I follow through.  Period.  No doubt.  No question.  I guess what you would call “Yangtegrity.”  And it has served me well.  Very well.  For my whole life.

“Over the past…18 months, two years, there’s been a growing resistance to all of it!  I don’t even want to show up half the time!  (I’ve always taught my kids-Showing up is 80% of success.)  My intellect is so confused, my ego is having panic attacks.  Is this moving into Yintegrity?  

“There’s a third part of me that is very calmly standing by, reassuring that we’ll work out a new way of functioning, everything will be fine, the earth will not stop spinning on its axis.  So is that the pressure and fear I’m feeling?  The shift into Yintegrity?”

You bet!!  

And like any Big Change, there’s a hollow space, a gap, where our Olde Ego is in Lackawanna (“I know I’m done for; why should I care?”), and our New Ego hasn’t got its training wheels on straight yet.  So we’re wobbly.  Confusion is good; it’s a reliable sign that we’re Growing.  Anxiety is common, as our Olde Patriarchy-Attuned Egos needed to know what was going on so they could figure out who to Please how, when.

Time for PIAVAs.  “Great Spirit, please help me Trust my True Future so I can Surrender my False Past more comfortably” or the like.  “I wonder where the Hell I’m going, anyway.”  With Saturn Waning Square to Neptune and moving into the Void Space between them, The Most Important Thing (Saturn) is Confusion (Neptune).  Neptune symbolizes Confusion when viewing the World through Material Eyes, and Clarity when we shift to Spiritual Eyes.  “Ganeshi, please Remove all Obstacles to Opening my Third Eye.”

 Another timely story…

https://alchemicalastrology.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/professionautism/

Love the title – ProfessionAutism.  I read it as Professionalism twice before I noticed the Aut.  In another post she says Pluto is on her Moon – I don’t know of any greater Emotional Challenge.  A perfect time to “hang loose,” but not even that is easy under Pluto-Moon.  “God/Goddess, Creator of All That Is, I Command that Ease and Grace fill my Life.  It Is Done, It Is Done, It Is Done.  Thank you, God/Goddess. … Show me.”

That’s a simplified form of Theta Healing.  Once you say “Show me,” look to see whether your Vision or other Intuitive Sense shows you bathed in Ease and Grace.  If not, look to see what else you need to Command.  Maybe Trust, or Enough to Eat, or just Breathing.

When the World, or your Community, or just your Household or Camp, operates through Yintegrity, the whole World is different.  People do things when they want to, and when someone resents something not being done, it’s up to them to recognize that it’s their job to do.  Or their job to inspire (not require or bully) someone else to do it, maybe as a group project where participation is of course optional – you would join or not because, in the moment, it’s more fun than doing otherwise.  

The Most Important Thing gets done, even if it’s not what you thought was The Most Important Thing.  Between the Waning Saturn Square to Neptune and the next Initiation, Cultures break down.  The next Neptune-Saturn Initiation isn’t until 2026, six years into the Digital Age.  It’s at the Aries Point – Manifestation into (Feminine) Form.  Aries Creates by Instinct, not by having a picture beforehand of the “finished” product.  Creating and “finishing” are two different Universes, with only accidental intersections.

Here’s a picture of it anyway – it’s not a “finished” picture, but a picture of the Yintegrity process unfolding…

https://cristenrodgers.net/2016/06/23/speak-your-truth-not-your-mind/

I would suggest though, that “The ways in which Other Living Things can speak may also be almost infinite – the truth or a lie, clearly or in riddles, with language or with art.”  We maybe just haven’t heard them yet, till we get our Third Eye – or Ear – Open.  And that Everything is Living.

And, Saturn runs a Gauntlet of Initiations before it gets back to Neptune – Ixion, Pholus, Quaoar, the Galactic Center, Chariklo, Hylonome, Pluto. OR10, and Nessus!  Saturn will be a very different Animal by then, and we will be too.  Sounds like this Gauntlet would be worth a post of its own, eh?

And we didn’t even notice that Saturn was Initiated by the Great Attractor this last February, with an Exposition in May!  The Great Attractor is Headquarters to the Galactic Center – Cosmic HQ.  No wonder it’s been a heavy year so far, as if we haven’t had enough excuses!  We’re being asked to align ourselves with an Energy more Powerful than even Galactic Energy.

Catching Up 1…

May 20, 2015

CalbucoHell hath no fury like a woman scorned, especially if we’re talking Mother Earth.  Recent Fireworks in Chile as another Volcano goes off, this one Calbuco.  If you’re living nearby, relative to business as usual, this certainly qualifies as a Sudden Breakthrough Insight.  For more amazing pictures, including this one, see http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3088077/Apocalyptic-skies-return-Chile-second-volcano-erupts-entire-landscape-bathed-blood-red.html .

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But let’s start with our ongoing Gluten thread.  Here’s the interview with Dr. Osborne about autoimmune diseases and Foods on Trudy Scott’s Anxiety Summit…

http://www.theanxietysummit.com/replay-gift/

These interviews will only be available through 9am PDT May 21.  Scroll down to find Dr. Osborne’s interview.  Among other things, he says “Gluten is the only scientifically verified cause of autoimmune disease.”  I haven’t listened to the other interviews, but judging from Trudy’s other interviews they’re probably excellent.  We linked to the very educational comments about this interview recently in Anxiety, Food, Habit

When I sent my own comment about the lack of products that are both Gluten-Free and Organic, Trudy referred me to the comments on the Glyphosate session in the 2013 Anxiety Summit.  She asks that I include the header…

“Trudy Scott (CN), Certified Nutritionist is the founder of http://www.everywomanover29.com , a thriving nutrition practice with a focus on food, mood and women’s health. Trudy educates women about the amazing healing powers of food and nutrients and helps them find natural solutions for anxiety and other mood problems.  Trudy’s goal for all her clients (and all women): ‘You can be your healthiest, look your best and feel on-top-of-the-world emotionally!’ – See more at: http://www.everywomanover29.com/blog/roundup-toxic-anxiety-autism-celiac-disease/#sthash.2Kd7IPzm.dpuf

These informative comments are at…

http://www.everywomanover29.com/blog/roundup-toxic-anxiety-autism-celiac-disease/

In her new post Eugenia Oganova clarifies our insistence that we need to pay attention to Gluten, Glyphosate, and Food Quality as part of the new Chiron-Neptune Cycle and the Ascension of the Planet in general…

“This ascension alchemical process is, in fact, ‘chemical’ too – it takes a huge toll on our bodies (mostly the endocrine, immune, and nervous systems, and brain functioning), which means we have to be the masters of our bodies as well, not only the heart and the mind (making this ascension process very difficult indeed!)”

The whole post, including many other very useful insights, is at…

http://eugeniaoganova.blogspot.com/2015/05/why-is-ascension-so-hard.html

She finishes with…

Our job, as lightworkers, ‘starseeds’, and ‘forerunners of ascension’, is to remain in the Higher 3-D Earth vibration, and create from there – not to attempt to change all of the old negative systems, or focus on ‘exposing’ them by talking about them all the time (as if they need exposing! – anyone who can see and hear – does, and for those who don’t, it is because they can’t, no matter how loudly we choose to tell them the truth).”

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From here let’s transition to a question by reader Isaac George – see Isaac’s blog…

http://www.isaacgeorge.com/blog/shake-and-break-new-moon-in-taurus-may-18-2015

for another great Perspective on our Eye of Medusa .. I of M .. IAM Ego Death .. ED New Moon, including a lovely picture of it. 

My camera and computer aren’t speaking, so I’m temporarily off chart pictures.  Note that the Grand Trine he shows is what we would usually refer to as a South Node Kite – meaning that the emphasis here is on any Limiting Beliefs that we haven’t cleared yet, but that there is huge dumb-luck Grace available to us – which will shift the emphasis from our Limiting Beliefs to the Hidden Skills that lie beneath our Karma.  When we repressed a Lifetime because it ended in torture, it was usually because we were onto something big that threatened Mr. Big.  When we Let Go of our Resistance to the resulting negative Held Emotions, that Breakthrough material comes flying out!  Expect Miracles.

With Dr. D’Eramo’s exercises from our recent Portal 21-25.5 post, we may soon be shouting WHO YOU? instead of YOO HOO when we look in the mirror (paraphrasing reader Φ’s comment).  Isaac links to Linda Hill’s blog at…

http://spiritlibrary.com/lynda-hill/a-promise-of-a-renewal-and-a-revival-of-life-and-love-mays-new-moon-in-taurus

Which contains yet another useful view (it’s Both/And, the more Perspectives the better), but scroll down to “The new Moon is on Taurus 27” for her fascinating expansion on the Sabian Symbols involved.

While everyone’s focused on Algol the Eye of Medusa, we need to point out the the New Moon is also very close to the Star Capulus the Phallic Sword of Perseus, the male equivalent of Algol.  So we can expect everyone’s Sexuality and Relationships to be significantly Transformed this month.

We expect the primary impact of a New Moon to extend to the following New Moon, building to the Full Moon and a bit beyond (to the Phitile) then debriefing.

Isaac’s looking ahead and asking…

“Just a-wonderin’ about 8th harmonic Semi-Squares or Octiles – do you find them to be that big a deal?  One that’s upcoming is Saturn-Pluto from June through August.”

My reply, astrologer-to-astrologer…

“I follow Angie Arrien’s book The Tarot Handbook for my guide to the Harmonics.  Condensing what she says about the Eighth (Octile)…

‘…the universal principle of alignment and balance… reflecting negotiation and truth… having pierced the veils of illusion, delusion, and deception… Maat, the Goddess of Law, Truth, and Justice… Libra… Alpha and Omega… The principle of Balance requires that whatever is initiated (Alpha) must be completed (Omega) at some time… Legalities, financial balance, and business acumen… the integrating, balancing and synthesizing mind… the application of creative ideas in tangible, useful ways… value being truthful in difficult situations… honor my word and commitments… any problem or block in your life can be handled by doing two things: by communicating directly and by taking swift action.’

Fabulous book (pp.55-57), indispensable for astrology.

But there’s a lot more than the Octile going on…

Saturn Opposes Sedna and makes a T-Square with Jupiter, while being at the focus of a Kite with Ceres and Lilith.  Meanwhile there’s a Vesta Mjolnir on the Jupiter-Saturn Square, a Pluto Mjolnir on the Jupiter-Sedna Square, and a Jupiter Mjolnir on the Vesta-Pluto Square!  And Saturn is Unx (Twelfth Harmonic, Breaking Patterns) to the rather incredible Stellium on the Galactic Center.  Busy Busy Busy!  More to come as we approach June 19.

We haven’t seen many Mjolnirs for a while.  It occurs when a third planet sits at the far Midpoint between two planets that Square one another, making Trioctiles to each end of the Square.  Mjolnir is the Norwegian term for the Hammer of Thor, known to break the unbreakable.  We transfer that to our normally unbreakable Limiting Beliefs.  Like its Sanskrit correlate the Vajra, it’s associated with Lightning, so we usually translate a Mjolnir as Epiphany or Sudden Breakthrough Insight.

All of which implies to me that we’ll be Living in a very different World by October (another “Octo”)!  Expect to see the peak of this Action around August 1, when Saturn turns Direct, though three degrees of Sensitivity spans the end of April through the end of September – in other words we’re already in the cauldron and the Fire has been lit, it’s just not gotten very warm yet.  The Exact Octiles occur on June 19 and August 13, which will probably also see Energy peaks.

It might be worth noting that this is the same Saturn-Pluto Cycle that brought us “9/11,”  which occurred at the Waning Square.  This is the Waning Octile or Semi-Square, half a Square, which is much less of a Crisis and more of an Adjustment.  Both are in the Void, as the prior Cycle winds down.  Our task here is to clear away the detritus of the old Cycle so we can begin the new one afresh, without baggage from the old one.  Many fence-sitters might realize that they can no longer keep Living their old Yangtegrities.  Angie talks about being Responsible to one’s Commitments as being part of the Eighth Harmonic, but if those Commitments aren’t True to Oneself, this is a challenge to the Commitment, not to the Responsibility.

2015-2020

February 11, 2015

A little history… 

I didn’t work directly with Bill Black in the 1980s, but we were on the same team.  My job was to teach the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (“FSLIC”) how to use a then-new technology – the “microcomputer,” later known as a “desktop” computer.  His job was as lawyer for the Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) of San Francisco.   “Savings and Loan” Institutions (“S&Ls”) were then how most people got mortgages to buy homes.  “Banks” did mostly commercial lending.  As the Federal Reserve was to Banks, FHLB was the equivalent for S&Ls.  As the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) was to bank deposits, FSLIC was the equivalent for deposits in S&Ls. 

The Federal Reserve is both the wholesale bank and the regulator for US Banks.  The FHLB was both the wholesale bank and the regulator for S&Ls.  As regulator, Bill Black was a prime mover in exposing and prosecuting the fraudsters in what was then prominently known as the “Savings and Loan Crisis.”  In FSLIC at the time, the fraud was well known, as they were closing down several S&Ls a week because fraud made them insolvent.  FSLIC hoped that by using microcomputers they might be able to postpone the height of the Crisis until US President Ronald Reagan was out of office, so they wouldn’t sully his reputation, and he could continue to be the front man for what Naomi Klein has very well described in Shock Doctrine

If anybody doesn’t know Bill Moyers, he was US President Lyndon Johnson’s fight-hand person till they disagreed over the Vietnam War.  Since then he has been prominent in the “liberal media” as conservatives like to call it.  Here’s Bill Moyers interviewing Bill Black about the most recent World economic crisis in 2006-7…

http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-big-jail/

If you’ve been reading this rag for a while, you know that we consider that economic crisis to be a major impact of the Initiation of Chiron by Neptune and the beginning of a new ~60-year Cycle built upon “Fresh Violets in an ancient pottery bowl.”  Our consistent advice for surviving this Cycle is to rely on local Community and growing your own fresh organically-raised food, as much as possible. 

Meanwhile, the Uranus-Pluto Square, which develops a Cycle built upon “A Ouija Board,” advises us to trust our Yintegrity to find the path to Survival.  Shock Doctrine shows how Crises are manipulated (and sometimes caused) by a segment of our kind, or a semblance of our kind, to move wealth out of public hands and into private hands.  In public school I learned that when government and business were in bed together it was called fascism.  It takes an enormous amount of naivete or denial to avoid seeing how government and business are in bed together in the US today.

However, we’ve also been conditioned to see “fascism” as a violent, repressive, controlling sort of government – a lot like what we’ve been conditioned to see “communism” as.  So unless we live in Ferguson Missouri or the like, or understand what the hassles there are about, we’re also conditioned to see the US as a “democracy,” and certainly not violent, repressive, or controlling.  Here in the US we’re also conditioned to believe that the best defense is a good offense.  However, if we look at history it’s not difficult to see how a successful offense always leads to dictatorship.  Of course that could never happen here.  Could it.

Jim Rickards and others have pointed out that in the next financial crisis, there will be no government with enough excess credit to “bail out” the World economy, and that it will likely be the World Bank that does it, sowing the seeds of a World government. 

http://vimeo.com/111057850

If nationalism shifted from us-against-them to all-of-us-defending-the-Planet (assuming we don’t ascend into Star Wars), that could be positive.  But more likely, what will follow is a real or de facto World dictatorship.  Dictatorships have winners and losers, with Yintegrity generally implying losing.  If we can live Yindependence without making a fuss and drawing attention to our nonconformity, then local Community and growing our own food could mean that we find a niche of relative peace.

Dolores Cannon and others talk a great deal about Earth “splitting in two.”  If you don’t understand what Larry Dossey was talking about in our previous post, you’ll probably join most other folks in failing to understand how the Earth could “split in two” in anything other than Physical “Reality.”  If you understand the concept of Living Yindependently, you can probably glimpse the idea anyway, as sort of a parallel Reality co-existing in the same space-time.

We have one more Uranus-Pluto Square, the seventh since 2012, at the Ides of March.  While it’s a Confidence-Builder, it will probably be an adventure, based on what else is going on at the time.  We’re finished with Uranus-South Node and Pluto Squaring the Nodes, so that Karmic part of the process is mostly behind us.  What’s next?  When are we likely to see the next Global Crisis?  There are many threads today that could easily unravel international stability, such as it is.  We need to spend some time with the new dwarf planets and their Cycles, to try to better understand the deep Unconscious currents that are churning.  The discovery of these dwarf planets represents a huge advance in Consciousness; we just have to grok it.

Otherwise, on the scale of Physical, Linear-Time Global “Reality,” our next Big Deal isn’t till 2020, when we Initiate new Saturn-Pluto and Jupiter-Saturn Cycles, in January and December respectively.  Saturn-Pluto has always been associated with Shock-Doctrine-like adventures, like “9/11.”  Jupiter-Saturn is associated with major shifts in the nature of economic activity. 

So, without input from the new dwarfs, and relying on the likelihood that little will actually change, we’d guess that the World economy will continue to limp along till late 2019, when someone will manufacture the next major Crisis that throws us into the hands of an EU-like World government, where a few voices will try to engineer a more “humane” treatment of the Planet while the major thrust is to engineer a well-funded safe “bubble” for the Elite to escape to.  Like the Medieval castle on the hilltop.  While the rest of us descend into serfdom.  The equivalent of the Medieval knights will be writing software to sustain the Elites’ bubble – or defend it against rival Elites and incarnations of Strider, Hans Solo, Edward Snowden, and Hervé Falciani.

Meanwhile a few folks will escape the Dominant Paradigm and co-exist in some degree of Yintegrity and Yindependence.  If enough folks move into that space, the “hundredth monkey” or the “hundred thousandth monkey,” or some equivalent of the “Maharishi effect” or “tipping point” or the “last snowflake” could easily descend on the Planet, any day.  It’s undeniable that this Energy is building, and could overtake us very rapidly.  Consciousness works that way; the Status Quo will be defended heartily till enough of our neighbors start to shift, and suddenly the whole neighborhood will Conform to a whole different way of being.

Initially I’d guess it will be more of a Descension – the Devolution of Spirit into Matter, than an Ascension or Rapture-like Evolution of Matter into Spirit.  But it could go either way, and the two courses may not be distinguishable.  Both/And after all.  The Elites could have their bubble, while everyone else lives in some equivalent to Buddhist Heaven – our elbows are locked at the feast, but we’re hip enough to feed one another.  We could share a time-space, or each Co-Create our own.

In the short term, Uranus-Pluto is still alive enough to be lighting up our weekends, when the Moon dances with it, and that will continue through mid-March. 

And a Blessing is forming as Ceres prepares to be Initiated by Pluto, forming with Chiron a Jupiter Yod.  We’ll document the timing of that in our next post.

This is a very strong Energy, inviting us to Expand into the newfound Freedom we’ve earned by battling our Karma into submission.  Miracles await in that Freedom.

Background Energies I

December 4, 2014

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I should be summarizing the Big astroevents of December and 2015, but I don’t much feel like wandering out of the Present Moment at the moment.  So let’s talk about some of the astroprocesses going on in the background.  They can be profound, but we’re usually focused on the foreground, so we don’t often consider them. 

The Signs are a good example.  For example, qhen Pluto leaves Scorpio later this month – at the Solstice – we’ll all breathe a big sigh of Relief.  Even us Intensity Junkies who thrive when “Getting to the Bottom of Things (Scorpio) is The Most Important Thing (Saturn)” will appreciate the break.  Saturn’s been in Scorpio since October 2012.  A zillion astrologers write about the Signs, though, so we don’t usually feel the need to.

They’re Big, however.  Consider Uranus in Aries.  It’s been there since March 2011 (after dipping a toe briefly in mid-2010).  Yes, Uranus is Squaring Pluto, and that’s Big – Bigger in our book, but that’s just our particular angle on astrology.  Uranus in Aries is Big too.  Aries is about Trusting Spirit to lead us into the Unknown.  Aries has an assignment for us.  We’re supposed to Create something from scratch – but we don’t know what it is.  It’s like a box of Ikea furniture and a blindfold. 

Uranus stands for our True Self.  So Uranus in Aries suggests we need to Rebirth a new Self of some sort, from scratch, without a blueprint.  One step at a time, trusting we’ll get the instructions for the next step, from some unknown source, when we get there.  Uranus is also famous for Disruption.  It’s the Soul Disrupting any Patterns that will no longer serve who you’re becoming, whoever that might be.  So whatever Disruptions have been going on in your young Life, consider those instructions for the next step.  Like the Water.  Interpretation difficulties?  PIAVA.

Marie Manuchehri, in her book Intuitive Self-Healing (pp.98-99; thanks to a faithful reader for the tip) gives us clues…

“I know Sarah has had a few health issues connected to her throat chakra, indicating that she has yet to identify her authenticity.

” ‘Getting to know your truth, Sarah, is a personal experience.  Your reality is based on your individual feelings, because each of us reacts to life differently.  Many times we repress our truth because we unconsciously feel that others won’t love us if we express ourselves genuinely.  Getting past the fear is what will empower you.  Your truth is a gift to humanity.  If you reveal yourself, others will learn from your unique interpretation of life, and you will free yourself in the process.’

” ‘How can we help her to express herself?’ her mom asked.

” ‘First, it’s important to realize that Sarah has a big heart and wants to please everyone.  She feels the feelings of others very deeply, so she holds back her words so as not to hurt anyone.  Sarah, you will need to put aside your sympathetic feelings and express yourself despite what you pick up about what others are feeling.’ “

Which brings us to Neptune in Pisces.  Neptune, if we’re running the Energy as we should, is where we get lost.  If we aren’t running our Neptune Energy that way, it’s running that way Unconsciously.  It we aren’t getting lost, we aren’t Learning, and we aren’t Growing.  And Pisces, of course, being “ruled” by Neptune, is also about where we get lost, and where we get Overwhelmed.  It’s about Finishing Business, which means throwing ourselves into the morass of our Overwhelming Emotions over and over again till we start to recognize a few mileposts and begin to understand the territory.

Here’s another quote from Intuitive Self-Healing (pp.80-81)…

“Human beings have been collectively evolving the idea of self-love (third chakra).  What does self-love look like and how can I know that I’ve attained it?  If you have worked on loving yourself, you might think it’s a daunting task, one that you’ll labor at for years.  But here’s some good news!  The human race has reached the tipping point about becoming emotionally aware of self-love, which means that as a group we will be spending more time in the fourth chakra.  This means that more and more people will open their hearts and care for others.  The fourth chakra will literally expand in size and many people will become empathetic.  To be empathic means to feel the feelings of others, even those of complete strangers.  Empathy is a gift that will lead us to feed, clothe, and support our world in ways we have yet to imagine.  The challenge of being empathic is to become comfortable with the feelings of others – even when others are sad, lonely, or distressed – and remain dedicated to their emotions and life.”

If you notice some potential friction between this Uranus in Aries business and Neptune in Pisces, your Intuition is excellent.  It has to be one or the other, right?  Well, no, it’s Both/And.  And how do we do that?  Well, we just have to throw ourselves into that morass enough times that we come out the other side able to be neutral about Emotions.  That’s not an oxymoron, it’s a paradox.  If Truth isn’t a paradox, routinely, then you’re probably still looking through the lens of Duality. 

To be neutral doesn’t mean you don’t care, it means you don’t get lost in Overwhelm any more.  It means you’re able to be Present, able to relate to the Emotion as a Witness, as opposed to Identifying with it.  That’s Compassion.  When you’re neutral you’re able to be fully Present for an Emotion without having to fix it, and without getting lost in it.  From that position you’re actually able to be helpful to someone who is lost in the Emotion.

After all, Chiron is also in Pisces, has been since February 2011.  So if we “hold our mouth right” as my father used to say, or PIAVA it as I’m wont to say, we might find “some good news.”  Chiron in Pisces says that it’s all the more critical that we cannonball into our most Overwhelming Emotions – then step outside and Witness them (“I feel shitty” instead of “I am shit”), lovingly, so we can be Empathetic with our own Pain.  Enlist a helper before you dive in, so they can remind you to Witness, and Witness lovingly, just before you drown.

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What about the Cycles?  Wouldn’t hurt to review those either.

Pluto Initiated Saturn in November 1982 at 28 Libra, “A person becoming aware of spiritual forces surrounding and assisting them.”  Saturn-Pluto is a darkish Energy (The Most Important Thing is Transformation and Rebirth or, to the negative thinker, Death is the Ultimate Limitation), best recently known for 9/11 and its manipulation by the Lizards.  By 9/11/2001, the Waning Saturn-Pluto Square was a couple of weeks past its prime, but they trotted out their pre-scripted “Patriot” Act anyway.  At the time they were printing lapel buttons saying “Oh well, I wasn’t using my civil rights anyway.”  The Lizzies waited till 9/11 to take advantage of the Out of Bounds Moon.

With Saturn now 45 degrees behind Pluto, the Cycle is in the Void phase.  The Waning Octile was exact on November 27, so…

If you met any hassles last week, the appropriate Response would be to Cancel, Neutralize, Upgrade – those Demons are wax melting into the Cauldron, and can be safely dismissed.  Of course the Lizards will play them up (as the UK did last week) to try to keep folks in Fear, so they can feed. 

The next Initiation is due in January 2020.

Interesting.  We’ll get to the rest of the Long-Term Cycles shortly.

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Intriguing newscast on the Lizard-owned media tonight.  The media normally pays more attention to the property damage from protests than they do to what’s being protested.  Tonight however they definitely leaned toward sympathy with the victims of police brutality more than sympathy with the victims of the resulting protests.  That’s a significant shift, and if it’s a trend, it may indicate that the Lizards are coming to feel that repressing the People with violence will hurt their wealth accumulation more than controlling the People with the Fear of violence.  While Obama has suggested review of police militarization, he hasn’t reduced the practice.  His handlers may be having second thoughts.

Vesta and Ceres

May 27, 2014

Ceres doesn’t Initiate Vesta till July, but their nearly concurrent Stations here at the end of May are singing the Vesta-Ceres Song, and while the door is open, let’s talk a bit more about the Vesta-Ceres Cycle, which we introduced in the previous post.  To review…

“These Stations are only two degrees apart, as these asteroids are on their way to Communion in early July.  Ceres will then Baptize Vesta at 22 Libra, ‘A child giving Birds a drink at a fountain: The concern of simple souls for the welfare and happiness of less-evolved Beings who thirst for life renewal.’  We take exception to the part about Birds being ‘less-evolved’ Beings, but at least there is Compassion there, if not a lessening of homocentrism.  The Judgment is Rudhyar’s, and befits the Beliefs of his era.  Rudhyar usually sees Birds as intimating Spirit; we can modernize the reading to ‘A child giving Birds a drink at a fountain: Manifest form reconnecting itself to its overarching Spirit.’  Gratitude for the Bees made manifest, in other words.”

The asteroids between Mars and Jupiter all have orbits around four years long, so they chase each other around in very complex dances, as their Retrograde periods overlap and weave a dense fabric.  Some of their Cycles can be many centuries long, as we discussed when Vesta and Ceres turned Retrograde on March 1. 

The Vesta-Ceres Cycle runs sixteen to eighteen years; this one will be coloring our lives till early in 2030.  The Waxing Square will occur five times between 2016 and 2019.

Recall that the Energy of a Cycle is strong at its birth for those who are sensitive to it.  Then it appears to fade until the Waxing Square, as it prepares foundations underground.  The Energy “becomes permanent” at the Waxing Square.

We’ll be feeling strong hints of this new two-decade Cycle already – it’s about identifying and eliminating ossified Beliefs that prevent us from centering our Lives around the Heart.  With luck it will crack religious and scientific Fundamentalism wide open.

Fundamentalism means taking your metaphors literally.  Guess what.  The Universe is at the very least multidimensional and nonlinear, and the linear Dualistic mind is simply not a sufficiently useful tool for grokking the Universe.  While physicists get closer with their nonlinear and multidimensional mathematics (which some of them believe they actually understand), the mind isn’t even aware of what lies beyond the multidimensional and nonlinear.  In other words, it’s all metaphor.  Swami Beyondananda can teach you more about the Universe than Stephen Hawking.

A few scientists understand that the “real” scienterrific process judges metaphors (which they call theories) based on their utility and parsimony, not on whether they can generate grant money, pass peer review, or are sanctified by their department chairman, corporate hierarchy, or central dogma.  The rest use the same kind of thinking that the religious Fundamentalists use, they just base their logic off a different set of assumptions.

Expect Fundamentalist Resistance to strengthen for the next two years – that is, Fundamentalist ideology will appear to be stronger – and a Herculean three-year struggle to dislodge it will follow.  It’s easy to see how the religious Fundamentalists are throwing their sabots into everything.  And the religious Fundamentalists easily see how the scientific Fundamentalists are screwing us up – as few others do.

Religious Fundamentalists are so hopelessly out of date that they don’t realize that escaping from Egypt or controlling the next village or tribe will no longer fix what ails us.  Scientific Fundamentalists are so enamored of their Dualistic Reductionist view of the World that they can’t see the Faeries for the Flowers.  As long as the World is run From the Head, the only source of Hope is the knowledge that the Planet will eventually shake off her tormentors – and that bodes ill for most of us lovers of the status quo.

As many have long said, the World needs to be run From the Heart.  That is the change in the way of thinking that will create Miracles.

It’s intriguing that the fivefold Vesta-Ceres Square occurs right after the sevenfold 2012-2015 Uranus-Pluto Square has finished transforming us.  Certainly finding our Yintegrity is a prerequisite for reconnecting to the overarching Spirit.

Following the Vesta-Ceres Square, in 2020, two important astro-events occur.

In January Pluto Initiates Saturn.  The Saturn-Pluto Cycle fundamentally restructures society.  The current Saturn-Pluto Cycle began in 1982 (think Reaganomics and Thatcherism, and “trickle-down” propaganda), Waxing Squared in 1993 (first WTC bombing, NAFTA, repeal of Glass-Seagull, Waco & the Davidians), Opposed in 2001 (think 9/11), and Waning Squared in 2010 (think collapse of the old paradigm).

The old Saturn-Pluto Cycle began at Libra 28, “A Person becoming aware of Spiritual forces sustaining and assisting them.”  That’s certainly what’s been happening, but has that Person ever been fighting the trend!  The 2020 Saturn-Pluto Cycle will Initiate at Capricorn 23, “A soldier receiving two awards for bravery in combat.”

Then in December 2020, Saturn Initiates Jupiter, at 1 Aquarius, “An old adobe mission in California.”  The current Jupiter-Saturn Cycle, which began at the dot-com crash in 2000, started at 23 Taurus, “A jewelry shop filled with valuable gems.”  As we’ve pointed out

The current Jupiter-Saturn Cycle is about deciding which gems from the Industrial Revolution we want to take with us into the two-century Age of Automation that begins in 2020.  We’re still deciding whether or not “we” (as a Culture) want to take Industrial-Age wage slavery with us.  That’s a losing game, as “Labor” will be obsolete in the Age of Automation, except for a few machine and game designers and armies of servants for the Elite.  By then a few of the Elite may have read about Henry Ford’s efforts to pay his employees enough that they could afford to buy his cars.

We’ve talked a lot over the last several years about the “Fresh-Violets-in-an-ancient-pottery-bowl” Chiron-Neptune Cycle and the “New Paradigm” it has heralded.  That New Paradigm isn’t about wage slavery, it’s about surviving on your wits and your Community.

Puckerfish

February 21, 2012

A motley collection of bits and bobs today…

This might look like a slightly piqued Blowfish,

http://spaceweather.com/images2012/21feb12/304eclipse_feb_small.mov?PHPSESSID=epn5sic4i0ng0mbb4ffvmujnn6

but it’s really the Sun being surprised by a partial Eclipse visible only from Space, photographed from a satellite.

Then two articles about surviving post-Apocalypse…

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Z0qGvC3vqaA

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/magazine/the-way-greeks-live-now.html?_r=1&emc=eta1&pagewanted=all

And one on how the Apocalypse could be triggered…

http://www.alt-market.com/articles/579-consequences-to-expect-if-the-us-invades-iran

 

The Gulf Between

May 14, 2010

My friend Alice Miller proposes this wonderful process…

Dear Ones

Spirit just handed me an idea to be shared with you, and It asks that you pass this on to others.

With Pluto transiting Capricorn, the time has come for the creative consciousness to prove its power, for us to become conscious co-creators of our reality.

We are all asked to apply this power to help heal  Earth’s wound, under the Gulf of Mexico, and clear the water on behalf of all its inhabitants.

It is asked that, at least once each day, until the issue is resolved, we pause and do this:

If you can visualize, see the ocean clear, clean and sparkling.  Add frolicking sea creatures, celebrating the healing, if you like.

Alternatively or additionally, affirm this:  By the power vested in me, I declare the wounded sea-floor healed, and the ocean returned to its natural clarity!

(It cannot possibly hurt, won’t take much time, and could be the force that will solve the problem.  Join me, won’t you.)

You are a blessing and you are blessed,
Alice Miller
Minister of Astrology
www.lifeprintastrology.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Ask_the_Astrologer

But I would add this,

If you can visualize, see all Humans collaborating to help keep the ocean clear, clean and sparkling.  Add frolicking sea creatures, celebrating the healing, if you like.

Alternatively or additionally, affirm this:  By the power vested in me, I declare the wounded and destructive Humans healed, lovingly and gently, and returned to a balanced place in the Natural Order!

Because if the destruction of the Gulf goes away without anyone having to take responsibility for the consequences, just as the destruction of the World Economy has so far gone without any meaningful change in the way the Corporations exploit the Planet and the People, then harm would be done, because it will take yet larger disasters before Humans awake from their Consumerism-induced stupor.

And because Mother Gaia and “Nature” have their own way of correcting imbalances, and despite their belief that Humans are “above” it all, Humans are actually totally integrated into Nature.  Nature’s process includes Bloom and Collapse – an increase in the food supply for any given Critter causes the population of that Critter to Bloom or expand, that increased population then depletes the food supply, and the population of that Critter then Collapses.  Whether it’s Locusts or Humans.

Each of us needs to look into our own Heart to see the Meaning that our Heart assigns to the Gulf Spill.  If your Heart sees the Meaning as another message from Mother Gaia that Ayn Rand was dead wrong and Humans are incapable of regulating themselves, then the appropriate visualization/affirmation is that Humans start learning self-regulation.  If your Heart sees the Meaning as Critters Are Suffering (including the many Human Victims of the spill), then a visualization/affirmation (or prayer or intention) that Suffering cease, is more appropriate.  Of course it’s Both/And.  If it ain’t Both/And for you, it’s a great time to tap on the edges of your Ideology, because that birdcage needs a new wing!

And if you really want to stretch, stretch beyond your current Lifetime, and visualize/affirm/pray/intend/tap on easy transitions from one Lifetime to the next, for all of us Critters.  The New Moon occurred on Ascension Thursday, and it was Christ who demonstrated to us that other kinds of transitions are possible.  Transitions do not need to involve Suffering, and that’s a primary lesson that Pluto in Capricorn will be teaching us, if we can open our cages to the lessons.  To Mother Gaia, the Spill is but a pustule.

Austin City Limits

February 19, 2010

Responding to Mel’s comment, from what we read – who knows how reliable that is! – the Austin event was not an act of political protest at all, but one of frustration.  Given the economic situation, that level of frustration unfortunately isn’t surprising, but violence makes no one better off, and blaming federal employees for trying to enforce rules is simply dumb.  To us it’s just a very very sad story.

Other than both involving a plane and a building, we don’t see any comparison to 9/11 at all.  If there was political intent, a comparison to the Buddhist self-immolations in Vietnam in the 60s might be more apt, but the monks who self-immolated in protest didn’t take innocent people with them, and they were protesting a world-scale problem (which hasn’t gone away), not an individual frustration.  Granted, there’s a plane crash here, but we linked earlier plane crashes to Saturn-Pluto, not Chiron-Neptune.

Now, we’ve only just heard about the incident, and we’ve only read one article, so we may not have the whole story.  We haven’t read his internet “rant,” as the newspaper labeled it.  There’s no question that the corporate media manipulates the news to suit their purposes, and we know nothing about the political leanings of the newspaper we read the story in – we don’t even know if it’s an Austin newspaper.

It’s relatively easy to link the Austin event to Chiron-Neptune.  We’ve sold Chiron-Neptune as a potential singularity in our ability and willingness to co-create, because Neptune symbolizes our relationship to God, and Chiron represents the edge between Despair and Miracle, or our willingness to allow that which we can’t easily explain, to occur.  So an intensification of Chiron-Neptune energy opens up the possibility of loosening the iron grip that Causan Defect has on the Yesbuts that stop us from even thinking about co-creating what we want.

But the backside of Neptune, on the material plane, is Confusion, and the backside of Causan Defect is Blame.  So it’s easy to see this poor fellow in Austin falling into that trap.  It’s actually incredible that the worst we saw on the global scale was a relatively mild uptick in the Iran invasion pre-propaganda, and a lot of government churn in tropical Africa. 

Put the nuclear-armed (or not even) government leader of your choice into the pilot’s role, and their arch-enemy into the IRS’s role, and we could be immersed in a World War right now.

Like the worldwide protest before the second Iraq War, this is the story that the corporate media is not covering, because there isn’t enough profit in candles and incense – that the Planet is actually ascending into Peace, and much of the Chaos we perceive is just the usual tossing and scrambling involved in any process of profound Change.

If we want to search for Meaning, the Palo Alto event intrigued us more, because Tesla electric-car employees were killed by their plane hitting an electric power line.  They were evidently successfully careful to avoid houses, and no one on the ground was hurt, but there’s some serious irony there.  It could take only a hundred-year Solar Storm to wipe out electromagnetic devices for up to several years on the side of the Planet that got hit.  We’ve only had commercial-scale electricity for a little over a hundred years.  A thousand-year Solar Storm could have a phenomenal impact.  Satellites are moving into place to better monitor Solar Storms, which can provide the several-minute warnings necessary to turn everything off.

A hundred-or-so-year Solar Storm in telegraph days produced auroras that lit up the night sky like daylight as far south as Florida, and melted telegraph wires.  A new car may have eighty or so microprocessors in it.  If your solar array or wind turbine or backup generator somehow survived the Storm, the transformers may not.  Natural gas facilities are usually lit by electricity, and gasoline pumped with electricity.  Your water might run downhill to get to your house, but it’s likely to have gotten up the hill in the first place by electric pumps.  A serious Storm could not just disrupt power, it could melt all the transformers, and it could literally take years to replace them.

If you want to make a plausible End of the World as We Know It scenario for 2012 or so, this is a great place to start.  The Solar Cycle that’s starting now is supposed to be relatively mild, but mild Cycles are known to have greater variability.

We won’t go into detail here, but in 2020 the Information Age begins in earnest.  The preview that ran from 1980’s Introduction of the PC to 2000’s Dot-Com Crash, was just the barest hint.  The 2000-2020 period is a review of the Industrial Revolution, to decide what to keep and what to toss.  One of the worst features of the Industrial Revolution was a reductionist approach to labor.  Prior to the IR, people lived in community.  Afterward, people are employed.  Like the scienterrific perspective, the Unity is taken apart and never put back together.  If we’re going to address this part of the IR, it ain’t the corporate media that’ll lead us.

Apart from the flowers, acid rock, and Vietnam, back-to-the-land was a significant movement in the 1960s, and remember that in 2012 the 60s become permanent.  We can invest our own energy into protecting the Planet from excessive wayward Solar Energy, and a bit of that would be a good idea.  Not from the perspective of preserving stasis, but from the perspective of allowing Change to be loving and gentle.  It wouldn’t hurt to also put some thought into how we might cope without our mod cons – simply because we may have to.