We’ve been spending a lot of time on Yintegrity, PIAVAing, Dropping our Masks, Recovering our Genius, Getting Reborn by Working with our Fear, and other processes that have dominated the Decade and the last several months. In the last post we footnoted a small part of the background for these Changes, namely the new Chiron-Neptune province we entered ten years ago. Now let’s back out more and look at the scale of Centuries.
It won’t hurt to review the birth chart of the Current Century.
And one of the more important Century-scale Cycles, in terms of impacting our daily lives, is the Jupiter-Saturn Cycle. Jupiter-Saturn means Expansion-Contraction, and among other things it’s a poster child for the Political Economy we live under. The critical piece of information that the Jupiter-Saturn Cycle provides, is that
Like Karma, the Industrial Era is dead meat, and we need to figure out which Assumptions, Trances, Habits, and Archetypes that soak up our Free Will are artifacts of the Industrial Era, because all of those are obsolete, and will rapidly become a lot more self-sabotaging than they already are.
One of the most obvious artifacts of the Industrial Era is Money. Money is older than Industrialism, but before we were Industrialized, most of us lived by Barter and Community and Foraging (including Gleaning). By now we’re Hypnotized to Believe that Money is necessary – even Archangel Michael says so. I’ve been Imagining Survival and Abundance without Money, and it’s very difficult to do – there’s pretty much a blank space there. It also triggers my Worthiness and Deservingness Issues, and my Hesitation to Receive, as I fill in the blank as a Mendicant (in other cultures a very noble profession); Work to be done.
Dana, one of our favorite Druids, gives us a well-considered review of Money and Time. It’s long, but well worth at least skimming. because she covers a lot of ground and brings up many timely Issues…
“In the US, it seems that the first question people ask is, ‘what do you do?’ When they say that, of course, they are not talking about how you spend your leisure time, but rather, the work that you do for pay. This is the most defining characteristic of modern lives–because this is tied to the thing our culture holds as most sacred: money.”
An aside – one of my favorite cartoons (I’ve forgotten the name of the cartoon, alas) is about a househusband, who, when asked “What do you do?” would reply, “About what?” Dana continues…
“Money is the only metric that has any real value and the pursuit of money drives all else. If you aren’t working in the workforce earning pay, either the work are doing is devalued (as any stay-at-home parent can attest) or there is something very wrong with you (as in, why aren’t you out there earning money?). This current economic system, driven by industrial mindsets surrounding profit and efficiency, gives us a rather poor metric through which to measure ourselves and our value.“
If you got into that, which was part II, here’s part I…
And a short excerpt from it…
“Understanding more about this system, and its history, is critical to all of us as we work to respond to the current industrial age, but as we begin to put in place new systems that will help replace this age and transition us back to nature-oriented living. And the key here is transitioning in a way that allows us to thrive: to be healthy (including well rested), happy, be able to take care of some of our own needs, and to work with the land to create abundance and joy in our own lives. So now, let’s take a look at our relationship to time in the broadest view, that is, over hundreds of years of human living.
“One of the so-called promises of industrialization and consumerism is the idea that things are ‘better’ or ‘easier’ for us now that machines and fossil fuels do so many things. We are told, explicitly as children in school, that we are better off, that we work less than our ancestors, have better lives, and largely benefit from the technologies and goods. Our ancestors of the distant past had hard lives of filth and toil, and we have somehow risen above this. This is one of the cores of the myth of progress: that our lives are better than our ancestors because of our ‘progress’ as a civilization.”
Astrologically, the Industrial Era spanned 180 years while the Saturn-Jupiter Initiations were in Earth Signs, 1800 till 1980. Once the “personal computer” was “coincidentally” released, we had a twenty-year preview of the Digital Age that will fully occupy 2021-2200, while the Saturn-Jupiter Initiations are in Air Signs. “Coincidentally,” the Digital-Age preview ended with the Dot-Com Crash in 2000. The twenty years after that are about scavenging what we still find useful from the Industrial Era, before we lose it entirely.
For instance, while most people may not realize it, the Elites have already taken Money away. We can still hoard folding cash, but there are efforts to make that useless as well – as if Inflation won’t make it valueless before you need it. When you give your Money to a bank, it’s now their Money. Legally, you’ve loaned it to them, and they can do with it whatever they want. As long as the game remains cordial, and you don’t want too much of it back at once, you can get it back. For now. So we’re well advised to get comfortable with alternatives to Money, whatever that might be.
Time is a whole ‘nother issue. Time is Elastic and Nonlinear. You can be forty years old one minute, six years old the next, then visit another Lifetime, then go back to the Helplessness of the Preverbal a minute later. You can stretch it out like a rubber band and make it crawl like a Snail (with Kegels for instance, or by doing one of those Bullshit Jobs), or make it race like Roadrunner, or both at the same time – how does Time pass for you while you’re Making Love? And we’re only talking about Linear Time! It makes a big difference whether You Have Time or Time Has You. And what does Joy have to do with it, anyway?
How often do you PIAVA about Time and how you’d like to Experience it?
Nicole has a good review of this week’s Time…