Our Chief Asteroid Officer has been busy with research, and uncovered another ‘roid Opposite Sappho and Squaring Vesta and Juno, completing the Grand Cross. This creates an even greater Opportunity to Master our Limiting Beliefs. Unfortunately (for our current Egos), the Opposing ‘roid is Hybris, another spelling for Hubris.
I’ve been thinking that, in addition to our personal Adventures, June’s Eris-Uranus Initiation is likely to blow up our collective Denial about things like Global Warming, Functioning Economies, “News” Media, Corporate Ownership of Government (commonly referred to as “Globalization”), and the like.
We could see Superstorms, Financial Collapse, Media Payola, and Political Scandals in June; that could certainly potentiate Ego Death and Mask Removal for many. The Panama Papers…
could be the start; it took a while for the Pentagon Papers to get rolling. The Pentagon Papers took place at the Uranus-Pluto Conjunction, while the Snowdon Saga and the Panama Papers grace the Waxing Uranus-Pluto Square.
While we’ve emphasized Yintegrity as a primary characteristic of the Soul Self symbolized by Uranus, one could as well emphasize other elements of Individualism, such as Libertarianism. We used to say that the Titans of Industry got rich through Exploitations that hadn’t been declared illegal yet. Today it’s more modern to say that the 1% has gotten rich through Exploitations that have become legal again since 1980.
The Libertarian call for the abolition of all “regulation” is nothing more than a call for the legalization of Exploitation without limit. There are folks saying that Paul Ryan, who worships Libertarian Mythology, might be the beneficiary of a brokered Convention and final Republican candidate for the US Presidency.
The year 1980 is an interesting milestone. It’s clearly the year – as President Reagan and The Baroness Thatcher ascended to Power – that the 1% began regaining political power from the middle class, and the year when the middle class began the decline from which it has yet to recover, if it does. And 1980 was the first year of the transition from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age. 1980-2000 was a preview of the Digital Age, and 2000-2020 is the debriefing for the Industrial Age. Each Age lasts two centuries, delineated by the Cycles of Jupiter and Saturn.
It has always been clear to me that tools – mechanical or electronic – were replacing Huperson labor, and that whomever owned the tools would eventually thrive, while all others would become servants or fade back into poverty. Or both. It took me many years though, to understand that what the Patriarchy labels as “Primitive” cultures hold secrets that are a far cry from “poverty,” even if their existence is devoid of mod cons.
Our CAO also points out that asteroids Pandora and Tyche are also Conjunct Sappho. Like Sappho, Pandora and Tyche are also only a few arcminutes from their recent Direct Stations. Pandora, as the first Woman that the Gods Created, was the Greek equivalent of Lilith, and like Lilith, Pandora was blamed for all manner of ill that befell the Good Olde Boys.
Greek Mythology recall is the propaganda that justified the Patriarchy’s victory over the Matriarchal Cultures that preceded it, just as Milty Friedman’s Economic Mythology is the propaganda that justifies the 1%’s victory over the relatively greater equality that preceded it. If you haven’t noticed, Uncle Milty’s Mythology is worshipped by Presidential candidate Ted Cruz.
Tyche is an intriguing Energy. She represented Mother Nature’s “arbitrary” destructive and creative whims, and was used in the early (Greek and Roman) Patriarchy to justify the unpredictability of Life under corrupt leadership, and the good fortune of the beneficiaries of the corruption – very reminiscent of the Economic situation today, as Naomi Klein (Shock Doctrine) and John Perkins (New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man) vividly describe.
In the early Patriarchy, as in the Matriarchy, “Offerings” to the Gods and Goddesses were required to keep them on your side. We regard human sacrifice as culturally obsolete, but that’s exactly what War is all about. The modern “New Age” tradition of Gratitude is a form of Offering, as is Surrender of Control after PIAVAs.
Good reminders to “Allow our Identity to Expand, Embrace our Confusion, Surrender Control, and Trust the Process” as we suggested in the previous post.