June 19th, 2016
Tomorrow’s Full Moon followed 12 hours later by the ingress of the Sun into the sign of Cancer will be a game-changer. Welcome to the next level y’all!!
There are so many synchronous alignments via the language of astrology, that it would be a bit too easy to enumerate each and every one and have a field day chatting about all the meanings and possible ramifications. The devil is in the details they say, and too often we are seduced by the minutiae to appreciate the feeling of what is actually transpiring. However, I cannot move on until I reiterate one key point concerning the Full Moon chart (see below). The 29th Degree is the degree of Fate, where anything can or will happen, with our without your conscious cooperation. Just a little thing to keep in mind tomorrow and in the weeks and months beyond…and believe me…this event will be felt for months.
Indigenous cultures such as the Mayans have studied the heavens and created massive calendar-based cosmologies from the research, while other matriarchal-based cultures that knew next to nothing about astronomy or astrology were instinctually aware of the significance of the Equinoxes and Solstices, and prepared themselves accordingly with rituals, feasts and an array of divinatory arts to “forecast” the fates of individual, tribes or an entire culture.
Our generation is poised at the threshold of the so-called “digital era”, and so I felt it important to highlight some things around that, and also around how we better uplevel our understanding of what it means to be a human being and what these revolutionary-evolutionary times are about. Our electronic information age has, in a sense, trapped us. We are so awash in raw data that attempting to correlate and collate this vast reservoir of thought and perception is almost impossible. We seem to think we’re ahead of the curve, but perhaps that’s another illusion that the current Saturn-Neptune square in Sagittarius and Pisces is providing us. A new way of perceiving is beckoning to us, a way that is ancient and almost forgotten. However, are we listening?
The very nature of digital communications is affecting our senses, physiology and psychology. We’re in the midst of a global identity crisis. As we exchange our organic identities for our faux personas in social media and across the internet, our residual digital afterimage (as Morpheus tried to explain to Neo in the movie classic “The Matrix”) starts to be our new identity. A modern-day aboriginal would never suffer this sort of confusion, as he or she is organically identified with the pulsations and rhythms of Nature and the wider Cosmos.
That same “primitive” tribal person is also psychologically sound, as he/she knows that their personal identity is woven inexorably with the members or their culture and the environment. No mental health services or psychotropic pharmaceuticals are required, as is the case in our cultures where a strong individuated sense of self is now being digitized and homogenized. The only exceptions are when so-called primitive cultures are discovered and then absorbed into the modern civilizations around it. Then the dysfunctional aspects of our societies begin to mirror themselves in their culture via poverty, alcohol and drug abuse, violence, and a sense of hopelessness and feeling without a purpose.
At our core inside each of us is a deep desire to know who we are, where we originated from, and what our purpose for being is. Some of us are successfully merging with this and beginning to find our “mission” in the wider world. Many more such people are needed to bridge the gap. We are attempting to create a new sense of global community and interdependence, while at that same time trying to maintain some kind of stable order within a system that is essentially hostile to pagan or indigenous ideas of a world community framework that is based on deeper values…values that aren’t compatible with the current political, religious, or social engineering models and capitalistic institutions. The stress levels inherent in this are beginning to show as big cracks in social cohesion and the general mental and emotional health of millions of people.
The statistics backing this up are there for anyone to investigate, and I won’t quote them here. We’ve seen it across the headlines for years, and certainly can tell that the pace of entropy these last few months is accelerating. However, there are many bright spots across the landscape of headline news and conflicting opinions. One of them is a spate of new scientific inquiry that is studying the potential effects of living within our recent (last 30 years) artificially constructed electro-magnetic fields. More studies are showing how our cellular (mobile) communications devices and WIFI networks may impact not only our physical health, but the ways in which we perceive ourselves and the outer world.
Shamanic and mystical traditions are being seriously studied as an alternative or complement to traditional psychiatric models for healing. The rise in the use of plant ceremonies using Ayahuasca and other natural substances are gaining acceptance as being more effective for some persons than pharmaceutical remedies for alleviating debilitating traumas and restoring people’s faith. The trend to downsizing in housing, the rise of permaculture and organic farming methods, and the examination of our food chain practices are all accelerating. Underneath these “new” green ideas is an ever-growing sense that the Planet is starting to force us to grow up via the threat of permanent climate change and uncertainty to cooperate in new (old) ways for mutual survival. This is all part of the where the Nodes are in our astrological map right now…as the North Node in Virgo helps the focus to be on service to others versus service only to self.
So the short message that encapsulates all of what I’ve touched on so far is that since the End of the Mayan Calendar on the Winter Solstice of 2012 (when the Sun moved from the 29th degree of Sagittarius into Capricorn) IS the end of the world as we have known it.
The 3 years of the Uranus-Pluto squares, the transit of Saturn in Scorpio, the current Grand Cross in Mutable signs with Mars retrograde in Scorpio, joined by retrograde Pluto in Capricorn, retrograde Neptune in Pisces and retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius square to each other all are contributing to our maturation process, or our ability to respond (responsibility) to our collective Crises (opportunity to change). The one mistake we cannot afford to make is to think or believe that somehow we are alone or entirely on our own in trying to correct our mistakes and change our direction. That is my message of tomorrow’s Full Moon and our movement into the sign of Cancer via the Summer Solstice. We are never ever alone…and never have been.
Welcome to the Next (Up) Level. Beginning today and lasting most of the rest of this coming week I suggest a state of active mind-full-ness about merging your deepest desires with a larger vision (yours, of course) of what you’d like an earthly Eden to look like! What gifts, talents and juicy ideas would you have for co-creating this opportunity? Next, invite the Planet into your plans…not as some symbolic gesture but as if you were inviting Her to participate in helping you understand HerStory, Her Ways, and to consciously participate in Her Soulutions and Suggestions.
We can no longer afford to look upon this world as anything but part of who we are and vice versa. We can no longer afford to look out at the canopy of stars above and see ourselves as separate, lost, orphaned, or cut off from those heavenly abodes, the multidimensional adventures that lie beyond our mortal sight. We are surrounded by angels and agents of inspiration. All we have to do is ask. No matter what your favorite or familiar spiritual practice or philosophy might be, try to let go of the labels and the doctrines and choose to be a member of the human species, the Mother we call Earth, and truth of Love that created and creates it all. The only thing that stands in our way of realizing a real heaven in our lives, are our limiting beliefs, or adhering to a false story of being fallen or not good enough.
Our personal happiness is important, and being self-sourcing is essential. Yes, we’re all supposed to shine, like John Lennon said. However we still have some growing up to do so it’s a good idea to say to the highest concept of what you could call the creator within, AND the Creator without…”show me the way, so I can realize my potential, and assist others who ask in a like manner.” We aren’t omniscient…we cannot see all outcomes or purposes from our limited perspective. A certain type of humility is healthy for our own safety. Only our arrogance or pride can derail us from our deep desires, or our highest potential.
Right…so break out into Nature! Do a ritual jig or dance. Talk to the Planet…you can start with a flower, tree or a bumblebee. Doesn’t really matter…make it your own style. Be a bit of a pagan. Oh, and leave your cell or mobile phone at home…switched off. Really immerse yourself in communing with organic reality for a while...preferably barefooted if you can manage it. Go ahead, go pagan for a bit.
After the Solstice we still have a ways to travel through the summer months and early Autumn till we see things really beginning to roll forward. Next up this week is the Brexit vote in the UK, amongst other possibly world-shaking events. The last advice I’ll leave you with is from a favorite film of mine starring Kevin Spacey – KPAX.
“Your third and final task is to stay here, and be prepared for anything.”
Thank you, and Happy Full Moon and Solstice blessings.
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