Posts Tagged ‘Victim/Responsibility’

Where Are We Going?

December 28, 2012

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I got these questions today,

“I still don’t know about ascension – if it’s with physical body or only consciousness or maybe both…  Where are we going?”

and I think a lot of people may have similar questions.  I can only give my opinions, based on my own Birdcage, but also on a lot of nosing around, but the questions merit a serious answer.

There is a technology (at least one) for Ascension, and it’s not one I’ve studied extensively.  I may regret that, but from my current intuitive perspective, my sense is that technology is not the answer for me.  I’m sure there are others, but the two folks I recommend as being the most tuned in to these arenas are Drunvalo Melchizedek and Bryan de Flores…

http://www.drunvalo.net/

http://bryandeflores.com/

They can get far out and my mind can enjoy a lot of skepticism about their perspectives, but my chin nods a lot nevertheless, and I’ve seen them penetrate enough Mysteries to know that they’re very Real.

We are configurations of Energy, we are each Separate, and we are All One.  There is no question about that in my mind.  Our Human form is an elaborate costume, and to believe that our current Form and current Ego are the Cat’s Meow is beyond humor.  We have many parallel Lives in many different forms in many different Universes.  And Angels fly because they take themselves lightly.

Where are we going?  I believe that those who stay here in Human form will be evolving (Co-Creating) a new social-economic organization, probably based more on collaboration and Yin manifestation, on something akin to barter, and on “localism.”  I put that in quotes because it has two senses – we will build geographically local Communities that we support and that support us for food, shelter, and everyday interaction.  And we will have philosophically-spiritually local but geographically global Communities based on our “Tribe” – folks with prominent parallel lives in the same Galaxy, perhaps.

There will be challenges to accept Diversity in our geographic Communities, and there will be challenges of communication in our Tribal Communities.  Governments at various levels will continue to interfere with both of these reformations, with varying degrees of success, and as we always have (Render unto Caesar...), we will find workarounds that provide varying degrees of success.  I’m not a Libertarian, because I believe in compassion and that we’re All One.  In general, I support government, as a provider of useful services, like roads.  I think a local PUD can provide electricity more efficiently than a capitalist entity, for instance, but I’ve seen both fail spectacularly.

I’m a solid supporter of Starhawk’s work on social organization,

http://starhawk.org/index.html

and if you plan to stay here, I highly recommend that you study her material, such as her Empowerment Manual and Truth or Dare.

If you have Karma left, and/or if you encounter Shadows, I highly recommend that you approach them seriously.  Karma means that you are sometimes unable to maintain the posture of Compassion and Detachment.  Shadows are people or circumstances that trigger intense Emotions for you.  By and large, Karma is to Shadow as Introjection (I feel their pain and it hurts) is to Projection (I hate them).  If you aren’t using EFT (Tapping), you’re missing out on a very powerful and easy to use tool for both types of dis-ease…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgGbu6sFBMU

http://www.emofree.com/

We need to address all impediments to self-love, which is not Narcissism.  Gay and Katie Hendricks can help with that…

http://www.hendricks.com/

If you can possibly avoid the medical-pharmaceutical-insurance cabal, you’ll be far better off, and one of your greatest tools for that is Energy Medicine, of which Donna Eden is the Master…

http://www.innersource.net/innersource/

I see several raisons d’etre for Humans to be on Earth.   Many are here for the Shopping, and other forms of entertainment, like vicarious futbol.  Some are here to enjoy Power Games, and enjoy them they do.  Some are here to experience being encapsulated in a physical body and playing futbol.  Others are here to practice surfing the powerful waves of Emotion that bathe the Planet.  And some of us, from my Tribe at least, are here to help ground the Violence that results from the other raisons, and to help reanimate the spiritual Life of the Planet from the genocide that fundamentalist sciences and religions have perpetrated.

Danburite, Calcium Borosorosilicate, is a Shaman’s tool.  Boron, atomic number 5, takes itself lightly.

Eris on Stage

December 26, 2012

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Next week we get the opportunity to meet Eris face to face, as she will be Stationary Direct on January 8.  Depending on your vulnerability to her charms, you could feel that as much as a week in advance.  Stationary means Strong, and Direct means that all of the reconsideration that’s been happening since she turned Retrograde will come tumbling out onto the World.  She turned Retro in mid-July, shortly after Uranus (Individuality, Creativity, our Soul Connection, Disruption of our false persona) did the same, and only a few weeks after the first Uranus-Pluto Square.  What’s the connection?  Well, the Uranus-Pluto Square dominates 2012-2015, and amounts to the 1960s becoming permanent – Civil Rights, Make Love Not War, Feminism, Let Your Freak Flag Fly, Flowers in Your Hair, for example, could once again become prominent issues.  Without the Agent Orange this time, ok?  Drones are bad enough.

We only had a few weeks of fun after the July Square till Uranus went Inward (ie, Retro), till December 13, when it went Direct again.  So we would expect to see a good deal of Uranus-Pluto energy being flushed out into the open after December 13, and for better or worse I believe we have already seen that.  Now, why is Eris involved in this dance?  Well, she is certainly a good stand-in for the Feminism component of the Uranus-Pluto Energy, and in case you haven’t noticed, Western Culture is overdue for a rebalancing of Gender Energies toward Feminine values and proclivities.  We listed a bunch of those recently, and in The Wizard of Us (p.2), She-Bear Jean Houston adds another very important one…

“Women have always been and continue to accomplish heroic feats with the difference that their emphasis has tended to be on process rather than on product – making things cohere, relate, develop, and grow.  While the heroine may be less strident, she is nevertheless courageous and brings a new focus to the inner experience being of equal value to the outer action.”

Before Eris was named Eris, she was called Xena (the Warrior) and Lila (a partial homonym for Lilith, symbol of the Deep Feminine).  Eris the Greek Goddess was known for “Discord,” just as Uranus is known for “Disruption.”  But just as Uranus disrupts what is no longer aligned with your Soul’s Life Plan, much of Eris’s Discord is about bringing Denial into Consciousness.  When she threw Golden Apples into the party and triggered “Discord” among the Lovely and Gracious Goddesses there, the resulting jealousy and greed was not of Eris’s making, it was just brought into visibility by her action.  This is what a Heyoka Shaman does.  But more important, Eris is heading our way.  Her elliptical orbit spans 560 years, and for the next 245 years she will be moving closer to the Sun, closer to Earth, and increasing in influence.  She’ll be closer than Pluto by the middle of the 23rd Century.

In other words, while December 13 unleashed a Pluto-inspired Uranus, January 8 will unleash a strengthening Eris.  The January 8 chart doesn’t forebode a great deal of trouble directly, but then, the feminine is often indirect, eh?  Eris Squares the Sun (we’re Challenged to be honest about who we really are), but Sextiles Ceres (the fewer pretenses we put forth, the less effort we’ll need to spend remembering which persona we use for which circumstances – which will allow us to use our Consciousness for Intention rather than manipulation).  But Pallas is approaching Uranus as, a Square away, Juno approaches Pluto.  In other words, the Challenge will revolve around being compelled to defend (Pallas-Pluto) what we personally identify with (Juno-Uranus).

So this is a real Challenge to get Conscious about who we believe ourselves to be.  Juno represents our Unconscious Identity, and as she approaches Pluto she becomes dangerous, because she will believe herself to be right, and probably believe it’s her mission to correct everyone else.  Red Alert!  Whatever we find ourselves defending in the first two weeks of January is probably a doorway to greater Consciousness – not because it needs defending, but because it’s probably a false icon.  On the other hand, this is how Change happens – Pluto represents the Global Unconscious, and as Juno is Initiated by Pluto (which occurs on January 14 at Capricorn 10), each of us (Juno) will be Unconsciously infected with Pluto’s New Trance.

At the Eris Station on the 8th, Juno is deep into the Void phase of its Cycle with Pluto, so we are very likely to be inspired to hurl Golden Apples.  Go for it, but don’t get attached to your Apples!  They trigger greater Consciousness, both for yourself and for their targets!  If you Ego-attach to the Apples (the “helpful” criticism or advice you’re compelled to provide, for their own good of course) that you release on the 8th, you’re going to get tied in knots as the Juno-Pluto Cycle develops over the next six months, because your Apples will be increasingly out of synch with the Global Trance.  Make Amends.  Just say out loud, “Omigosh, I’m sorry!  That was probably a Projection!”  That’ll take you off the hooks (they’re plural).  Better to be a little embarrassed now than to be a whole lot egg-faced later on.  The new Juno-Pluto Cycle that begins on January 14 is about “An Albatross feeding from the hand of a sailor.”

There is a T-Square (Mastery through Challenge) in the January 8 chart, to Chiron-Neptune from Moon and Jupiter, advising us to look to our Emotions for important clues about how we’ll expand into the New Paradigm.  If they’re Challenging Emotions, all the better.  The Vacancy for this T-Square is 7 Virgo, “A woman feeding Chickens and protecting them from the Hawks.”  Interesting parallel to the Albatross and the Sailor.  Birds often symbolize Spirit, but Chickens have lost their ability to fly, so in a sense the T-Square seems to be about protecting limited Birds from Spirit or Change, thereby maintaining our Birdcage.  Remember though, that a T-Square is about exploring, not about getting it right.  I’m inclined to read this combination as walking the Spiritual Path with Practical Feet, or exploring the edges between Giving and Receiving.

Eris, still two and a half times as distant as Pluto, is moving very slowly.  The January 8 Station occurs at 22 Aries, and she began her Retrogradation at 23 Aries – so the last six months have been a very tightly focused seminar!  Aries 22 is

“The gate to the garden of all fulfilled Desires”

and Aries 23 was

“A pregnant Woman in light summer dress.”

This edge between Giving and Receiving seems to be a peninsula of fecundity!  In fact, at her current distance, Eris  moves forward only a little over one degree per year, and retraces most of that while Retrograde, so her net forward motion is about a quarter of one degree per year.  So crossing these two degrees is a long project, begun in 2005 and not complete until 2018!

This spans both the Derivative Crash and the Uranus-Pluto Square.  This tells me that if we move to a feminine version of Collaborative Community, there are many riches to be harvested from the New Paradigm.  Fewer mod cons perhaps, but more riches.  If we look forward and include Aries 24,

“Blown inward by the Wind, the curtains of an open window take the shape of a Cornucopia.”

that takes us into 2022.

While we’re on the subject of the New Paradigm, the January Wired Magazine has a few salient comments.  This from an interview with Tim O’Reilly (p.67)…

“Your new credo these days is ‘Create more value than you capture.’  What does that mean?”

“Everybody wants to foster entrepreneurship, but we have to think about the preconditions for entrepreneurship.  You grow great crops in great soil.  And the soil is the commons.  Increasingly, we have monopolistic companies that try to take as much as they can for themselves [like Microsoft and Apple, as he later asserts].  And we have a patent and copyright regime that makes sure that nothing goes back into the commons unless by an extraordinary act of generosity.  This is not fertile soil for innovation.”

And from an article called “Imagine that 7 Out of 10 Working Americans Got Fired Tomorrow.  What Would They All Do?” (p.72)…

“It’s hard to believe you’d have an economy at all if you gave pink slips to more than half the labor force.  But that – in slow motion – is what the industrial revolution did in the workforce of the early 19th century.  Two hundred years ago, 70 percent of all American workers lived on the farm.  Today automation has eliminated all but 1 percent of their jobs, replacing them (and their work animals) with machines.  But the displaced workers did not sit idle.  Instead, automation created hundreds of millions of jobs in entirely new fields.  Those who once farmed were now manning the legions of factories that churned out farm equipment, cars, and other industrial products.  Since then, wave upon wave of new occupations have arrived…  It’s hard to believe, but before the end of this century, 70 percent of today’s occupations will likewise be replaced by automation.”

All that of course is a double-edged sword – replacing hard physical labor with Aeron chairs and flush toilets, but also replacing immersion in Life and Earth with windowless cubicles and fluorescent lights.  The point is flexibility.  Time has accelerated, and rather than expecting to do the same profession for a lifetime, we need to think about how we can apply the skills we already have to jobs that haven’t been invented yet.  To see if we can innovate our way back to Life and Earth without giving up the flush toilets.

Sulfur is a Healer on many levels.  Imagine one of those pure Sulfur Crystals in the center of each aching joint, or in each area of inflammation (pain) in your body, and on any area of irritated skin.  Put one in the center of each Emotional discomfort you encounter, as Sulfur can illuminate Shadows and any remaining pockets of Karma, and open them for Healing.  Drop one into any pool of Confusion, it’ll help ease the transition into new perspectives.

12/20 Power Portals

December 19, 2012

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This is pretty subtle and complex, but fascinating.  Well, I think so anyway.  It’s a very long story, so I’m going to give you the bottom line right off, and if you want to just trust me, you can stop there and save yourself a lot of time reading.  If you’re curious why I’m saying such silly things, by all means read on.  Even if you don’t “study” the whole essay to understand all the twists and turns, you can learn a lot just by skimming and absorbing what catches your eye.  Here’s the bottom line…

I’m asking you to spend several hours in meditation on Thursday, December 20.  The reason I’m doing this is because there are eight powerful Portals open on Thursday at different times.  These times are unusual in that they are clock times, valid on your clock all ’round the World, whether your clock says 8am in Cairo or it says 8am in Tallahassee.

The Portals fall into two groups.  One of them provides a strong opportunity to amplify your Co-Creation of the New Paradigm, to shift it in a direction that suits you.  Don’t worry about cutting off someone else’s Desires – it’s always Both/And, and there’s plenty of room for everyone to get their wishes granted.  You do want to focus on what it will feel like in your body when you are excited about the World, not on what you will have when the World is your Oyster.

The second group of Portals is about fully embracing our own Mission on the Planet at this Time.  You don’t have to know what that is, because if you think you do, you’re probably looking at last month’s version of it.  Your Mission is a living, breathing thing, and it will be shifting constantly as we Co-Create the New Paradigm.  You know in your Heart what your Mission is – it’s what makes you excited about getting up in the morning.  You don’t need to be any more specific than that, lest your Head get in the way.  When this group of Portals are open you can just imagine waking up excited about what you’ll be doing.

Below are the start times for each of the Portals, and what each one is about.  These are times on your clock, no matter where you are on the Planet.  Start meditating at the indicated time, and focus on the given topic for half an hour if you can.  It doesn’t matter whether you feel the Portal opening, what matters is your Attention to the topic.

If you do feel a shift at any time during the half hour, make a note of the clock time, and adjust all of the other times accordingly.  In other words, if you start focusing on your Ideal Community at 4:45 am, and then notice that the Energy gets really strong at 4:55, try extending that meditation an extra ten minutes, and then starting the others ten minutes later than the indicated times.

If you can’t spare a full half hour for each Portal, give the first one a half hour, and notice when the Energy shifts.  If your first meditation becomes much deeper after seven minutes, at 4:52, and you can only spare ten minutes per Portal, then start each portal seven minutes after the indicated time.  For instance, for the Ideal Partner Portal you’d meditate from 11:07 to 11:17.  These adjustments are relevant because of small time variations across the Planet.

Even if you can only spend one minute on each Portal, it would be well worth it, especially if you can use the first Portal to find your local maximum.  If you’re anywhere close to the half hour of the opening (that is, say, 4:45 to 5:15 pm for the World Hunger Portal), you’re Golden.  Or, if you want to specialize, just pick a few Portals that you’re particular interested in.  Maybe Getting Paid for Fun and Respect are two of your core issues.

  • The Community You Would Love to Live in, at 4:45 am
  • Finding Your Tribe, at 5:45 am
  • Your Ideal Partner, at 11 am
  • Your Soulmate, at 11:45 am
  • Getting Paid More Than You Ever Imagined Possible for Doing What You Most Love to Do, at 3:45 pm
  • The End of Hunger, at 4:45 pm
  • Being Respected by Your Peers, at 9:45 pm
  • Being Really Heard When You Speak, at 11:30 pm

Note that your Soulmate is a mirror-image of you, while you and your Ideal Partner probably have very different and very complementary skills.  Don’t worry if neither match your current Partners (in Love or Business) – they can change, y’know.

You can use any meditation style you like.  One of my most effective styles is to just begin writing what I want.  I might start with “I want Community where I’m only expected to do what I love to do,” and write that several times, each time noticing if my writing is smooth from end to end.  Write it again, till your writing is perfectly smooth, with no jerks or kinks.  But let it change.  For instance, after three of those you might be inspired to write “I want Community where everyone is warm and helpful” several times, then something else.

Another of my favorites is to put my Full Attention into my Heart or my Belly, and just imagine how it will feel there when I’m in Bliss.  Just thinking about the topic is also just fine.

Negative material will force it’s way in, that’s inevitable.  “What if I can’t have that?”  “What will Mom say?”  When it does, just mumble Cancel, Neutralize, Upgrade – Cancel the negative thought, Neutralize the negative Energy, and Upgrade the Thinker.  If that doesn’t work, and most especially if you encounter Fear or Anger, then tap it out.  This is very important and very deep work, and it will have leverage throughout your own future and the future of the Planet.  If you encounter Grief, embrace it.  Be an older loving friend to yourself, and just hold and comfort your grieving self, without denying any Realities.

You may also encounter Resistance to positive Energy.  “What if they get jealous?” or “I’d feel so Guilty having that!”  Ask yourself whose voice that is.  If it’s someone else’s voice – your father or your third-grade teacher – thank them for contributing and gently let them go.  If they won’t leave, bark at them.  If it’s your own voice, embrace the part of you that’s saying such nonsense.  They’re feeling left out, and they need your Love more than ever.  There’s something they want too, they just don’t know how to say it positively.  Ask them what it is that they want, gently coach it out of them.

Honeysuckle symbolizes many forms of Love, as well as staying True to our Mission.

Now, here’s the real (long) story.  Thanks to Elizabeth for bringing all this to my Attention.  If you have the time and inclination to read through it, at least skim it, it will much deepen your meditation and add more Oomph to your process.

The Quincunxes and Yods

Let me provide some essential background…

A Yod or Finger of God is two Quincunxes pointing to the same planet.  A Quincunx (two planes five Signs apart) recall is about Curiosity.  So a Yod is a narrow triangle with an Angle of 60 degrees at the Apex, and two Angles of 150 degrees at the Base.  Robert Wilkinson writes about Yods, and considers them to be “squeezing” the Energy of the two planets at the Base of the Yod through the Apex planet.  Like your toothpaste tube.  I’ve only got one natal Yod, and I can see how that view might work.  But the perspective that intense focus on the Apex opens up the Energy of the two Base planets makes more sense to me.

And the more important point is that we’re dealing with CuriosityEternal Curiosity.  Double Curiosity, Curiosity Squared.  And we regard Curiosity as one of the highest states of Consciousness, because it’s akin to Wonder and Awe.  Quincunxes are Awesome, in other words.  So a Yod would be Double Awesome.  No blessing quite like an Open Mind.  Now, sure, it takes nine lives to do a Yod, but maybe a Yod transcends Life-and-Death TranceFormation.  Maybe that’s why a Cat has nine lives.  Curiosity is akin to No Fear, and Love is an opposite to Fear.  A Relationship dies when you lose your Curiosity about the other person, and Judgement replaces it.  So Curiosity is like Love in more ways than one.

So I interpret a Yod as Eternal Curiosity about the elements governed by the three planets, a permanent absence of Fear, which I regard as a very high vibration.

The T-Squares

Meanwhile, we’ve talked a lot about T-Squares, three planets arranged in a fat triangle with a 90 degree Angle at the Apex and two 45 degree Angles on the Base…

A T-Square is two Squares to the same planet, and of course a Square represents Mastery through Challenge.  So a T-Square symbolizes Double Challenge, and Double Mastery.  A pain in the butt in other words, constant frustration.  We only get to Mastery by realizing that we will never Master the relationships between the three planets involved, we’ll only study it on deeper and more subtle levels.  It’s an Eternal Challenge.  Once we’re able to acknowledge our persistent and indefatigable dedication to these Challenges – and see the depth and breadth of our knowledge and wisdom about the dark corners of the issues involved when compared to someone without the same T-Square – then we’ll begin to honor ours Mastery!  And there is no greater Mastery!

The Diamonds

All of a sudden an astrological configuration has ascended into our Consciousness that folks are calling a “Diamond” pattern.  A Diamond is a Yod and a T-Square that share the same Apex.  When you draw it out, you see that the two planets on the Base of the Yod are Trine (Grace) and Sextile (Creative Grace) to the two planets on the Base of the T-Square, forming a bowl of Grace under the two triangles.

I have to say that, from my perspective, it don’t get much more glorious than a combination of Eternal Challenge (when seen from the perspective of Mastery of course) with Eternal Curiosity!  And that’s not even counting the bowl of Grace that provides a nice rounded foundation.  So I would interpret a Diamond pattern as a sign of a potentially extraordinarily competent person or extraordinarily fortuitous moment – albeit a person who may need some coaching to recognize their own skills, or a moment that may appear ambiguous from the outside.  And a person or moment that might have Momma Cat scurrying around rescuing the rascal by the scruff of the neck from trouble.

So we regard these new-fangled Diamond thingies as pretty fabulous.

The Solstice Diamonds

One reason this topic is up, is because someone has noticed a Diamond pattern forming on Big Solstice day.  That would be pretty neat, but there’s some controversy around it, because in order to create it you need the Ascendant.  I use Angles to the Ascendant, because it’s a very important symbolic point in a chart, having to do with how we relate to the World and how the World relates to us.  Ascendant is to Horoscope as Mouth (or Keyboard) is to Voice.  I regard it as highly significant if someone or some moment has a planet on the Ascendant, aka a planet “Rising” – since the Ascendant is the eastern horizon at the time that the chart was drawn for, the planet is quite literally Rising, which means it’s very important in the chart, and that the person has a lot to say.

The problem with using an Ascendant as part of a complex configuration in a temporal chart, is that Sunrise races all the way around the Planet every day.  So if we’re talking about an Angular relationship between two planets, that Angle holds no matter where you are on the Earth.  But if you’re talking about an Angular relationship between a planet and the Ascendant, that only holds for a few minutes in any given place, because the Ascendant circles the Zodiac every 24 hours.  So when we have a Diamond formation that includes the Ascendant, what we have is a very momentary phenomenon.

That’s when you’re in one place.  When we talk about the moment when an Angular relationship between two planets is exact, we have to recast the time of that moment for your own Time Zone, because the exact relationship occurs at an instant of time, and that instant is expressed differently in different global Time Zones.  The Solstice happens once, at twelve minutes after 3am PST, and if you follow that link you can see what the clock will say in your own neck of the Woods at that moment.

But an Angular relationship between a planet and the Ascendant occurs at the same clock time, no matter where you are.  Of course that will vary with how far you are from your Reference Meridian.  Time and the Earth’s rotation are continuous, but there are only a discrete number of Time Zones.  So the clock says the same thing in Boston as it does in Detroit, because they’re in the same Time Zone.  But the Reference Meridian for Eastern Time runs through Philadelphia, in between the two.  So if you’re in Philadelphia, your clock time is “true.”  But the Sun rises earlier in Boston, and later in Detroit.  So your clock time and the “real” time aren’t the same, but they’re usually less than a half-hour apart, so we don’t notice till we cross a Time Zone boundary and have to reset our watches.

The upshot of all that, is that an Angular relationship to the Ascendant will happen at more or less the same clock time anywhere in the World.  Very unusual for astrology, but it happens.

Now, as it turns out, the Big Solstice chart has two Yods in it, one to Jupiter (Expansion) and one to Ceres (Sustainability/Sustenance).  Each Apex planet has one Square to another planet, so as the World turns, a T-Square will be formed to each Apex from the Ascendant, and this event will occur at approximately the same clock time all ’round the World.  Like New Year.  Remember Peter Jennings’s fabulous New Year World tour at 1/1/2000?  Best thing that ever happened to television.

The Pentagrams

One final aside, before we try to integrate the four planets and Ascendant in each Diamond to see what the devil they might mean.

When you draw a Diamond in a chart, like the one at

http://grandtrines.wordpress.com/2012-patterns-focused-yod-and-diamond/

and ignore the five lines around the outside of the circle, what’s left is a five-pointed Star – a Pentagram.  What does a Pentagram symbolize?  Power, as in Magic is afoot.  The Tarot refers to it as the Hierophant – learning and teaching, and there is Power in both Knowledge and Wisdom.  In traditional “fairy tales,” a Pentagram pointing up symbolizes “White” Magic, and one pointing downward symbolizes “Black” Magic.  But it’s not that simple.  The difference between White Magic and Black Magic is political.  It’s an artifact of the Olde Male competitive view of the World, where there is contest between Good and Evil, and the difference is defined by Authority.

That’s waaay outa line with the Yin Integrity that our current-time- dominating Uranus-Pluto process requires.  And Uranus, when seen from the perspective of the status quo, represents Disruption.  And Disruption of Business as Usual is certainly in order.  I know, there’s more than enough Disruption going on already.  So maybe what we need is to Disrupt the Disruption.  Would that be White or Black Magic?

Regress for a few minutes to the time before the Pope redefined Saturnalia (the Roman equivalent of the modern Oktoberfest or Mardi Gras) as Evil, before the Angel of Light became Lucifer.  Those were political Trance(Re)Formations.  The word politics means Ego.  It means competition to have my Ego (and my Control over Power, Money, and You) dominate your Ego.  In today’s World, it’s not at all clear whether it’s White Magic that’s good or Black Magic.  Like Google, they can Do No Evil.  Of course they spy on your every keystroke (and your front yard and your Wi-Fi connection) and sell the information to obnoxious advertisers and others who do not have your best interests at heart.   White Magic is our Magic, Black Magic is their Magic.  And they eat Babies!

As we open the Planet to greater Gender Balance, and Eris and Lilith claim their Power as representatives of the Dark Goddess (from the perspective of the Olde Male), many of those now-old definitions will be turned on their heads.  Eris produces Discord by bringing Denial into Consciousness.  Fresh Violets in an ancient pottery bowl.  Think about whether Wall Street would in your view be a haven of White Magic or Black Magic.  Would your grade school teachers and your other cultural programmers have had the same view?

The point is that we have no way of knowing whether it’s White Magic or Black Magic that will rebirth the Planet.  I mean, She’s in Labor anyway, so what do we have to do with it?  Well, we’re part of Her Consciousness, and like it or not, we’re Co-Creating  the new Trance.  Who knows, it may even be Both/And, White and Black.  Wouldn’t that be unique!

The Other Angels, er, Angles

The Squares to both Apex planets are from behind (in the order of the Signs), so when we add the Square to the Ascendant, that will be ahead of the Apex, and the Pentagram will be “right side up,” pointing skyward, toward the Midheaven (Community).  To find the Diamond that points down toward Mother Earth (Security, known in astrology as the “IC”), we need to use the Descendant instead to complete our T-Square.  The Descendant is the point in the chart where the Sun would set, the western horizon.  The Descendant is every bit as important as the Ascendant, it just concerns our relationships with our Partners, rather than our relationships with the World.

Sorry, one more aside, but a short one…

Now, if we’re going to use the Ascendant, there’s no reason in the World why we wouldn’t also use the Midheaven and the IC – they’re every bit as important as the Ascendant.  Since our Diamond Pentagram is not symmetrical, when we move the clock to draw Squares to either of these points, the tall spur on the Star points left or right, but either way a short spur points up, and another short spur points down.  These clock times will give us either Grey Magic or Rainbow Magic, depending on whether you’re combining crayon colors, splitting the White Light into its components, or penetrating the Shadows for the hologram within them.

So we end up with four clock times as Portals of Power, one White, one Black, and two Rainbow.  Now it’s time to examine the planets involved, so we can guess what sort of Power we might be talking about.

The Jupiter Diamond

One of the Diamonds puts Jupiter (Expansion) at the Apex, Saturn (Focus) and Pluto (Tranceformation) on the Base of the Yod, and Chiron-Neptune (the New Paradigm) at one end of the T-Square Base.  Of course the other end of the T-Square Base is the Ascendant, Descendant, Midheaven, or IC, depending on the time.  Saturn and Pluto are Sextile (Creative Grace) to one another, so with a little kick-start from ourselves (the Creative part), Grace will flow when we Focus on the TranceFormation.  Focusing on the Trance is a little oxymoronic, since the Trance is mostly Unconscious, but what it amounts to is Focusing on what we want Transformed, and how we would like to see it Transformed.  You can Focus on what you don’t want if you like, but if you do, tap on it while you’re doing it, so you don’t manifest the negative.  The Unconscious is not Dual and it doesn’t know what negation is, but your Meridians do know what Balance is.

So basically, by putting our Attention into Expansion (Jupiter), we can open up to allowing our Focus (Saturn) on Transformation (Pluto) to surprise and delight (the Yod) us.  Since we’ve got Chiron-Neptune on one corner of the T-Square, we’re Challenged to Expand into the as-yet-undefined (aren’t we Curious!) New Paradigm and imagine how it might surprise and delight us!  What this says to me is that we have a lot of Power to change the World during these Portals.  It will be important to focus on the Mastery (What have we already learned?) more than the Challenge (What haven’t we learned yet?).

Now we have to present a passage from Marko Pogacnik’s Healing the Heart of the Earth: Restoring the Subtle Levels of Life (pp.17-18)…

“Earth healing is only possible by adhering to the following principles:

“1. The principle of cycles in the earth and nature realm should be respected.  In this way, the dark phase of decline and transformation is regarded as equal in value to the light phase of becoming and blossoming.  Under no circumstance should we ever try to ‘heal’ the seemingly ‘diseased state’ of a phase of transformation.  Whoever wants to heal has to discriminate between that which needs to be healed and that which shuns the need for healing – even if this feels upsetting.  Before anything else, healers should evaluate whether, by interfering with a phenomenon that seems to be crying out for earth healing, they are actually violating the integrity of a life cycle.

“2. If active steps towards earth healing are taken, we must not omit to alert the public or the person in charge of the place in question.  Mending a split in consciousness, transforming thought patterns hostile to the earth and acknowledging the divine nature of the earth’s systems are vital preconditions for any earth healing.  If we neglect this basic level then the results of healing, as impressive as they may seem, amount only to a tinkering with symptoms which does not touch the causes of the destruction of earth, nature and landscape.

“3. Clarity about our own motivations.  What moves us to dedicate ourselves to healing a place?  Is, perhaps, the strong upsurge in interest in earth healing also an unconscious expression of fear about the earth’s power to react by means of natural catastrophes to human disregard of her balance?  Or worse, does the urge to heal the earth mask a continuing determination to dominate the earth and her nature realms?  Traditionally this dominance has taken place through the power of human intelligence, therefore today this superior attitude towards the earth could find expression through a misguided ‘intention to heal’ that continues to debase the earth by regarding it as an object.

“These are no means just rhetorical questions…  It is far easier to perceive the alienation and destruction of the rhythms of life outside ourselves, in our environment, than to admit that our own spiritual-soul Self is a stranger or that we are living in a state of inner chaos.”

The four Angles are very personal.  We can see them as our Voice (Ascendant), our Security (IC), our close Relationships (Descendant), and our Community (Midheaven).  I’m going to focus on December 20, Thursday.  These Diamonds persist on other days before and after, to one extent or another, but they are strong on Thursday.  Tune in to the Airwaves when these Portals are about to open, so you can learn what it feels like when they open.  Then you can adjust your times accordingly, and feel for the same Energies on other days.  On Thursday the Jupiter Portal is open for about 45 minutes or so, on or around these times…

  • Midheaven/Community (Rainbow), 5am
  • Descendant/Relationships (Black), 11:20 am
  • IC/Security (Rainbow), 5pm
  • Ascendant/Voice (White), 10pm

In other words, using Marko’s “rules,” spend as much or more time on your own sense of Community, Relationships, Security, and Willingness to Speak Out about your Desires for the future of the Planet, as you spend on Healing the Planet.  Substitute Responsibility for Blame – that means formulating how we will respond to where we are rather than assigning Blame for how we got here.  And don’t keep your light under a bushel about this – Speak Up about how you feel about the state of the Planet and whether Human Institutions are Life-affirming or not.

I don’t recall where I read this, and I don’t recall the issue, maybe it was Global Warming.  Someone was interviewing people about how they felt about it.  The folks in the first house said they were very concerned about it, but they didn’t talk to their neighbors about it because they knew that their neighbors felt differently and they didn’t want to argue with their neighbors.  By the time the interviewer finished the block, three fourths of the households told them the same story!  You may see your neighbor driving a soot-spewing diesel, but not see them conscientiously recycling their milk cartons and washing their diapers.  The Tipping Point won’t happen till we start talking – and as we do, listening.  Not to find debating points, but to find commonality that can be nurtured.

Notice that these times do not divide the day into four even quartiles.  That’s because there are two other factors complicating the issue – the system of Houses that are used, and the Latitude.  There are several different ways to divide the Zodiac into Houses and position the cross of Angles that define them.  This House system (Placidus) consistently works well for me, but you may be using a different one.  In this system, the further you are from the Equator, the more asymmetrical the Houses become.

The Ceres Diamond

The second Diamond has Ceres (Sustainability and Sustenance) at its Apex.  We need to remember that Ceres Rising (in all Time Zones) was one of four prominent configurations in the 1/1/2000 chart, and hence dominates the Century.  Ceres Rising means Sustainability and Sustenance coming into Awareness.  For those of us in the Consumer Class, Sustainability means Sustenance, because we’re asked to give up luxuries.  For the rest of the World’s Peoples, and for the World itself and all of Her Conscious Beings (material or otherwise), Sustainability means facilitating Survival in a way that thrives and is in Balance.

The other planets in the Ceres Diamond are Rahu (the Moon’s North Node or Dragon’s Head: our Mission) and Mars (Energy, Assertion) on the Base of the Yod, and Pallas (Boundaries) on the Base of the T-Square, along with the Angles.  In other words, by learning to respond to impediments (the T-Square) from the place of Wisdom rather than the place of Passion (Pallas), yet giving our full Attention and Energy (Mars) to our Mission (Rahu), we will surprise and delight ourselves (the Yod) by creating Sustainability (Ceres).  Give or take 20 minutes or so on either side, the Ceres Portals will be open on or around…

  • Midheaven/Community (Rainbow), 6am
  • Descendant/Relationships (Black), noon
  • IC/Security (Rainbow), 4pm
  • Ascendant/Voice (White), 11:45pm

These should really be fun.  When we make a real shift in our Presence, we can feel our Future shifting from one road to another and the potholes filling in, and it’s exhilarating.

But It Wasn’t Anybody I Knew

December 14, 2012

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As we descend into The End, aka the Big Solstice, here’s a coupla perspectives…

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2012/14dec_yesterday/

http://clotildajamcracker.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/protecting-your-loved-ones-in-the-zombie-apocolypse/

http://www.drunvalo.net/sor.html

Always Both/And.  Don’t get stuck in Either/Or, or you’ll miss the other 99% of Life.

Other than the Big Shift, the week is mostly about our New Paradigm, as Venus makes Waning Squares to Neptune on Sunday (half past 10am PST) and to Chiron on Thursday (8am PST), while the Moon crosses Neptune on Monday (6pm PST) and Chiron on Thursday (noon PST).  A Waning Venus Square is about allowing our Values to be fuzzy.  Our Values are based on how well the mind and the Belly interpret our Hearts, and periodically we need to let go of our old translations so new ones can form that are closer to True and less metaphorical.

Rules make everything easier, till they become irrelevant.  Then we need to give it over to a Higher Power to make a new set of rules for us.  It’s not something we want the Ego to do, something we want to decide, or we’ll just go deeper into Darkness.  We want to PIAVA it, or just allow it, and then notice that they’ve changed, so we can bring the mind up to speed.  This “moral” reboot is what a Venus Void is for.  By “Void” here I mean the last 90 degrees of a Cycle.  It’s what Ursula LeGuin would call The Reaches – as in, Rules change in The Reaches.  A Venus-Neptune Void resets our cultural Values.  A Venus-Chiron Void reorganizes our underlying Assumptions about the World.

Some relevant wisdom from Marko Pogacnik, Healing the Heart of the Earth: Restoring the Subtle Levels of Life, pp.127-8…

When we talk about the tasks of earth healing that need to be tackled on the level of working on one’s own self, we must not ignore how modern culture has split the wholeness of the world.  Here we are dealing not only with the separation between the visible realms and levels of a landscape space and the invisible ones, but also with the intentional creation of barricades between the realms of human life that are accessible to our senses and those beyond their reach.  People either, in the name of rational thinking, look upon life as being squeezed within the boundaries of birth and death, or they ‘spiritualize’ its paranormal side in the name of religious dogma to such an extent that any real connection to the invisible aspects of life gets lost.”

Marko goes on to say that this was a necessary developmental step in the process of manifesting independent free will.  Then he continues…

I see a tragic aspect to this retrograde tendency in that the truly necessary and fertile relationships between the human and spiritual realms are thus being discredited and devalued, a circumstance which lends succor to those forces that want to impede human spiritual independence because it would place humankind beyond their influence and manipulation.

So I hope at the very least you’ve used this End of the Mayan Calendar as a vehicle for getting more comfortable with the notion of your own Death.  It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s gotta do it, as they say.  If you think people and animals and the Planet are suffering now, imagine how it would be if nobody died.  People and critters would be piled up six deep underfoot, still squirming, while the Breathetarians walked around on top of them.

Pretend you’re a daredevil setting a new record for skydiving from the Space Shuttle, and throw yourself into this Eudialyte.  It’ll help you cross the Veil.  It’s a Sodium Calcium Cerium Iron Manganese Yttrium Zirconium Cyclosilicate Fluoride, waaay to complicated for the mindbone to grasp, you just gotta be there.

Gloves Off

December 13, 2012

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With Uranus now Direct, expect the gloves to come off wherever in the World folks are focused on competition rather than Collaboration.  You can list the likely candidates as well as I.  Uranus turned Retrograde less than three weeks after its initial Square to Pluto in June, implying that since then we have been mostly considering greater Self-Expression, Integrity, and Creativity.  Now that Uranus is Direct we’re more likely to take the risk – or ignore the consequences.  Of course that will also heat up the Resistance to Self-Expression.

On New Year’s Day Juno (Identity) makes a Waxing Square to Uranus, signifying a Challenge to let go of internal psychological constraints to Self-Expression even more.  The Cycle that’s Waxing is about giving one’s all in service to Community.  That opens many possible doorways, but I’ll let you decide which ones.  From the psychological perspective, anyone who gets stuck on giving their all may become increasingly self-destructive, as their opportunities for meaningful martyrdom begin to fade.

The Waxing Square puts us into the Void till 2014 around how our Self-Expression (Uranus) and Unconscious Identity (Juno) relate to one another.  On the one hand that’s great because we’ll tend more towards Honesty than Control.  On the other hand, those with pent-up frustration about permission for Self-Expression, and those with little experience and finesse around Self-Expression, are also likely to be more unrestrained.  The “Wild West” comes to mind, not to mention Babel.

For everyone, though, much Confusion is likely.  Those who understand that Confusion is the first stage of personal growth, and who have learned to recognize it before it mutates into other Emotions, will be constantly delighted, as the bars of their Birdcage of Limiting Beliefs melt.  We’ll of course be PIAVAing Safety, because without Safety there is no personal growth, only trauma.  If you haven’t studied your own Emotional response to Confusion, now is the time to get started, because Confusion so easily mutates into Fear or Anger, and if we’ve been running that pattern for a long time, the shift can be almost instantaneous, leaving us with little chance to welcome Confusion with open arms. and little forethought for Safety.  PIAVA Safety, don’t try to create it Consciously, because if your Ego is in charge, growth is far less likely.

Ah, Ruby!  And with echoing Grand Sextiles to boot!  Ruby is about Courage, the Heart.  When we defend what we know in our Heart to be True, there is no shortage of Courage.  Most jewels are Cyclosilicates, because the Silicate rings of Cyclosilicates make the gems hard enough to be banged around without too much damage.  But Ruby and Sapphire are Aluminum Oxide – sandpaper material!

I Wasn’t Using Them Anyway

December 5, 2012

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Eleven years after the first Scoundrel Act passed, I still wish I’d have bought the button that said “Oh Well, I wasn’t using my civil rights anyway!” that I saw in an art supply shop at the time.  John Perkins brings us up to date in his December 5 newsletter…

http://www.johnperkins.org/newsletter-2/

Another new commentary on the event that supposedly triggered the whole “Endless War” and “War on Terror” business has been published…

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/12/seismic-evidence-prove-controlled-demolition-on-911.html

Business it is, no question about that.  At least the esteemed Congress of the USofA has finally acted to remove the lunatics, except for one holdout…

“The lone ‘no’ vote was cast by a Republican fr0m Texas, who said in a statement that ‘not only should we not eliminate the word “lunatic” from federal law when the most pressing issue of the day is saving our country from bankruptcy, we should use the word to describe the people who want to continue with business as usual in Washington.’ ”

Just in case you’ve lost the plot for the Fall of the Empire, here are some news bulletins.  Asia decides it will be better off not choosing the aforenamed USofA to play first base…

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Global_Economy/NK27Dj02.html

And probably for good reasons…

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ap-impact-china-surpasses-us-013620339.html

While we document the decline of The Homeland…

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/11/30/study-american-households-hit-43-year-low-in-net-worth/

The scores are in and the USofA has been declared only 27% corrupt, though that was probably before this news came out – or maybe because it came out…

http://truth-out.org/news/item/12845-anonymous-karl-rove-and-2012-election-fix

I’m sparing you the gruesome news from Europe and Japan.  Well, except for this lovely Norwegian video…

http://vimeo.com/53539837

I hope you got the memo – national and global are no longer Hot; local and (internet-connected) tribal are the new Blacks.  So all that Sturm und Drang about the World isn’t as relevant as it used to be.  I wouldn’t want you to get discouraged, with only 16 shopping days left till the End of the World as We Knew It.  See how this schedule works for you…

The Uranus-Stationary New Moon is a week and a few hours away, so the Canaries among us will already be feeling the Uranian rattling.  Most of us won’t start to feel it for real until sometime between Friday afternoon and early Saturday morning, when the Moon Opposes Uranus and Squares Pluto.  Start to feel what?  Well, maybe anxious… excited… kind of at “loose ends”… scared… compelled to Act Out… a need to Create or Speak Truth… endings and beginnings… a desire to clean out closets or finish business… panicked… an urge to Start Over… inspired… like a lunatic or like letting your freak flag fly… brief deja vu experiences that used to be heavy… even frustrated, if you feel trapped by Yang Integrity.

If it’s painful, it’s probably Resistance; try moving your Attention deep into the pain and see if it changes.  If you find a Door closing, bear in mind that new Doors are always about to open.  If we don’t Consciously make space for our New Adventures, we’ll do it Unconsciously.  Don’t forget to tap it out when it feels overwhelming.  We’ve been deep in this Uranus-Pluto personal Trance(Re)Formation since at least July, so by now we shouldn’t be finding too many drastic course changes, just extenuations.  Circumstances are likely to unfold in surprising ways, though.  Don’t expect to be able to figure it out.  Uranus behaves anything but logically, because we’re all dealing with an entirely new – and still mostly unknown – set of assumptions.  The best strategy is to enjoy the ride.

We’ll be learning a lot about our role in the New Paradigm next week – how our new Trance-ReFormed Self fits into our local and tribal Community.  We’ll detail that timetable in the next installment.

Our ReFormed persona will gradually take form out of the background of our Life, the way the red Feather is slowly taking form on the face of this Zinnwaldite Crystal.  Potassium Lithium Iron Aluminium Phyllosilicate Fluoride – a very complex Mica with many charms.  Aluminum for calming and easing transitions; Iron for grounding; Lithium for flying with the Angels; Potassium for Light Processing; Fluoride for breaking old patterns graciously; Mica for protection and good boundaries.  The first Zinnwaldite Crystal I encountered is still the most calming and joyful stone I’ve ever met.  Not quite as over-the-top exciting as these pure Platinum Crystals, but more grounded.  Use the Zinnwaldite when you feel discomfort, and the Platinum when you don’t.

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Head on Straight

November 19, 2012

Just to prove to the rest of the World that there’s at least a few Americans who don’t need a glass stomach (so they can see where they’re going with their head up their ass)…

http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mike-friends-blog/open-letter-president-obama

The other 49%, well, if you guilt trip them enough, they’ll put down their cigars and give a shit for a few minutes, till they get back to their old-boy network and get lost in their preteen machismo again.  There are a huge number of deep Ego wounds among those folks.  Many of them were beaten by their fathers, and they’re deathly afraid of looking weak or saying the wrong thing, or letting their lawn get too long.  Or, in the case of their molls, afraid to lose their connection to “the good life,” ie, Stuff.

Oops, sorry, my cynicism got carried away there.  That’s hardly We’re-All-In-This-Together, is it.  I mean, most of those folks are probably just permanently regressed to the 14th Century (or to much of the Rest of the World today), where even clean cold water was scarce, and food was very hard to come by.  At one point in the 14th Century, average life expectancy was 17 among the royalty.  You can’t blame these folks for regressing, since much of the evidence implies that the Planet may be heading into similar difficulties.  If they’re struggling to avoid merging with the Rest of the World, then we should be giving them credit for their Empathy!  If they’re actively PIAVAing better alternatives, then they need our support.  Unless they’re motivated by Fear.

But I mean, who isn’t.  Being Present – loving and gentle – with our Fear is probably the most important thing we can do these days.  It probably wouldn’t hurt to just set aside ten minutes every day, or more often if you can afford the time – or if you can’t afford not to, and scan our Bodies for Fear.  Tight jaw or sphincter?  Shallow breathing?  Other tight muscles?  Any pain?  Surround those places with soft warm pillows of loving and gentle Energy.  How’s your Grounding?  Negative thoughts or emotions?  Worries?  Find them in your Body and embrace them.  Move your Attention right into the center of the discontent.  Ten minutes every few hours would be better yet.  We’re Co-Creating the Future right now, this moment, every moment.  We can’t afford to be held back by negative memories of the 14th Century, or the 21st.

In the best of circumstances, a very small percentage of Human activity (thought, emotion, metabolism, action, Energy) is Consciously directed.  The rest is run by the Unconscious.  You’d be in dire straights if you had to tell your Heart to beat and your Lungs to expand every time.  If you think your Life is much more Consciously directed, the odds are good that you’re deluding yourself.  So we need to Attend to what’s coming out of the Unconscious.  Unfortunately, the best measure of the Unconscious as it applies to You, is what not-You is doing.  Uncool, eh?  So see if you can imagine surrounding your Worst Villain with a pillow of Love.  Put your loving Attention right into their Heart.  If you can’t think of any Villains of your own, pick somebody from the US House of Representatives, or the Middle East.

Catpiddleism and Demockracy

November 18, 2012

This is a long article, but it’s a relatively bullshit-free analysis of the economic Old Order that our Local, Community-oriented, Small-is-Beautiful, Fresh-Violets-in-an-Ancient-Pottery-Bowl Chiron-Pluto New Paradigm will be replacing…

http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/playing-poker-with-trillions-a-prison-of-debt-on-both-sides-of-the-atlantic-a-867404.html

In the Jupiter-Saturn Cycle, we’re in the Void phase of the period wherein we decide what parts of the Industrial Revolution we want to carry with us into the Electronic Age.  I’ve been semi-consciously thinking that Fresh Violets in an Ancient Pottery Bowl kind of applied to these decisions.  But this article for some reason makes it clear to me that the Pottery is Ancient, not Old.  Takes me straight to Ikaria.

Yes, the immediate question that arises is, How do we defend such a Paradise of Sustenance against a starving Humanity when it’s not surrounded by Water?  The answer is that we Change the Frequency.  Just like the Faeries did when Humans became insufferable.  We become invisible.  That’s not quite as far-fetched as it sounds; remember that Chiron’s role is to convert Despair into Miracle by changing the underlying Unconscious limitations, while Neptune represents how we Unconsciously organize Culture.  One thing we don’t want to do is allow the mind to get stuck on How does one Change the Frequency?  It’s a Magnetic process, not a Dynamic one (hint: PIAVA).  Remember all those folks who spoke of the Planet splitting in two?

Actually, the Der Spiegel article isn’t totally bullshit-free.  One door that it doesn’t open, is that the 1% engineered this situation very deliberately.  The article makes it sound like it’s Democracies that are incapable of managing their money.  It’s closer to the truth to say that Capitalists are incapable of attending to the Public Good – by definition.  And that Democracies, in their guise as Politicians, are infinitely corruptible and Capitalists are infinitely corrupting.  And that Capitalists have exploited their competitive advantage over Democracies in their co-opting of Intellect.

The article also doesn’t mention Derivatives.  It was Derivatives that brought the house of cards down in 2007-2009.  What’s a Derivative?  Quite simply, it’s a bet.  Betcha $10M that all 3,000 of these mortgagees won’t all default!

While the quantity of money has grown exponentially since the Crash, the quantity of Derivatives has grown much faster.  The next Crash that Derivatives cause will make 2007-2012 look like Caligula’s feast.  PIAVAing a Change of Frequency would be a good antidote, and perhaps our only option.

The article also doesn’t mention the Currency Wars.  In a Currency War, Governments compete with one another to make their own currency worth less, in order to try to make their country’s output more competitive.  That might increase exports for a few weeks, till the next country chimes in.  It also makes imports more expensive, so the net gain for the People is usually less then zero.  In addition, Currency Wars usually lead to shooting Wars…

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/NK17Ak03.html

Net net, not counting the contribution of Global Balming, we’ve got a lose-lose struggle between Capitalism and Democracy, Sociopathic Avarice allied with Intellect to rip off the People, an avalanche of Derivatives about to bury us, and Governments manipulating Us Versus Them mentality to make everyone worse off while lurching toward War.  So much for the Old Paradigm.  Time to look past that Paradigm for some Ancient Pottery in which to place our Frequency-Shifted Fresh Violets.

On the other hand, here’s a rosier view of the possibility of transition rather than transformation or ascension…

http://www.georgetown.edu/webcast/bono-social-enterprise.html

It’s always Both/And.  Bono even illuminates my own Us-Versus-Them thinking in this very essay!

Vanadinite is about Manifestation.  It supercharges Intention, including Unconscious Intention.  It’s Lead Vanadate Chloride; all three of those elements – Lead, Vanadium, Chlorine – facilitate holistic transparency.  Not to discount the Oxygen (Vanadate = Vanadium Oxide)!  It’s an excellent bridge to the Planet’s Intentions, so we waste less energy struggling upstream.

Heavies

November 17, 2012

It’s “quiet,” temporarily, in terms of the sorta Angle-based astrology I usually use (well, the Moon does Occult Pluto again today, at a quarter past 3pm PST), but that doesn’t mean it’s quiet on the airwaves.   We’re moving deeper into the Big Shift as we move toward the Solstice.  It may be easier to embrace the Energies and resist less, if you are able to set the mind aside and deal with them directly in the Body.  The Energies are plenty heavy.  But it’s the Resistance that’s more uncomfortable, and most of the Resistance comes from the mind, just because the mind has expectations.  As Ursula LeGuin says, Rules change in the Reaches, and we’re definitely in the Reaches.

Whenever you notice yourself thinking about “what’s wrong,” locate the discomfort in your Body, and surround it with a pillow of Love – soft, gentle, warm, embracing, forgiving.  Surrender to it, let it be exactly as it is, without expecting it to be otherwise.  Once you’ve got it surrounded, move your loving Attention right into the center of it.  For some Energies, Reactions, Body Parts, you may have to keep doing this for a while – and it may even take a while to get it started.  If you can’t do it while multi-tasking, you may need to just give it priority.  It may be the most important thing to do, for yourself and for the Planet.  The more you do it, the faster it becomes a habit.  Eventually it becomes effortless and automatic – self-love becomes your Karma.

Alan Watts reminded us many years ago that our “good” Karma is harder to release than our “bad” Karma, but we can deal with that when we get there, eh?  For now, just embrace all discomfort with Love and Light.  If there’s more than one place, start with the worst, moment to moment, then move to the next one when the first one feels like a welcome part of You again.

You Who Philosophize Disgrace

November 16, 2012

Bill Moyers used to be an aide to Lyndon Johnson.  After Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act in 1964, he turned to Moyers and said something like, “Well, we’ve just turned the American South Republican for the next two generations.”  Bill’s still at it.  Here’s his debriefing about the Citizens United decision (where the US Supreme Court gave billionaires and corporations the legal right to buy elections anonymously) and the recent election…

http://billmoyers.com/segment/trevor-potter-on-big-moneys-election-effect/

Here’s the Colbert episode that Trevor refers to…

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/421160/november-12-2012/colbert-super-pac-shh—-secret-second-501c4—trevor-potter

In the same evening, Moyers interviewed Naomi Klein,

http://billmoyers.com/segment/naomi-klein-on-capitalism-and-climate-change/

on Demockracy and Climate Change.  Ah, Eternal Vigilance.  That was Tom Jefferson’s suggestion.