by Isaac George
July 19th 2016
I was going to write up a big deal blog all about the Full Moon in Capricorn, and why it’s so important and what you can do with the energies, and what it is you probably SHOULD be doing with the energies (oops, there’s that Saturn policeman again) and how it’s all gonna be amazing, etc. Then, I got a grip and wondered…perhaps there’s more to Life than astrology, and portals, and timelines, and learning curves? Hmmm…I do hope you’re as tired as I am of the incessant push, push, push that’s been happening.
Granted, there’s absolutely so much going on all at the same time that it’s probably part of the reason tempers are frayed and we’re all exhausted from one thing happening after another. There’s a shortage of sanity out there, and surely we’re all wondering whatever happened to that life of carefree ease that was promised to us at the beginning of the Age of Computing. The Jetsons was an animated American television series that seemed to hold out a Utopian vision of what things would be like when we all had this free time that automation and the digital age would bring us. Of course, it was just a story about suburban America that was jazzed up with a dash of the future, but perhaps we all hoped it’d really turn out that way. Well, it didn’t, and it hasn’t. But don’t lose heart and stop reading, not just yet. I’ll get to the good stuff...really.
Stress defeats the purpose of magic. I’ll repeat that. Stress defeats magic.
When we relax, we can feel more magic. When we relax…we can be magical.
There is Full Moon in the sign of Capricorn tomorrow, and it’s in the energy of “get this done, do that now, etc.” Responsibility is the first keyword of Capricorn, and the Moon is a raw form of feeling or emotion. The Sun is in Cancer, and concerned with security and nurturing above all else. The Crab has a hard shell…and for good reason. It’s a tough world out there…and protection is required. This particular configuration comes in strong proximity to the planet Pluto in the birth chart of the United States of America. This could be very telling, so watching what happens in America right now may just provide some clues of how we can avoid too much seriousness…and the security/paranoia-based polarity that goes with it. A nation is, after all, a collection of individuals who have a belief system about themselves and their heritage and its traditions. I even caught myself today wondering if we’ve made astrology into another belief system. There’s ‘hmm’ number two.
Indigenous humans lived by a different code…rather than a belief system. They listened to their natural surroundings, to Nature’s signs and messages. The observed how things worked and allowed themselves to be taught by the plants and the animals. They followed the cycles and rhythms of their bodies and the dreams that came into their minds. They lived magically. Yes, there were dangers, and hard times, and tragic losses here and there. But they were deeply in touch with themselves and the environment. I feel we’ve lost some of that magic, and we replaced it with religion, and then science. However, I also feel that as a race, we are now yearning to return to the primordial state, but with a more fully developed individuated ‘self’. To re-create this sense of tribal belonging, without warfare and drama, may be directly tied to our ability to cultivate our magical ways again.
We’re coming full circle. All of the astrological cycles since 2012 are of a quality of dismantling and dissolving things, rather than about building on top of the previous civilization in the same manner that we’ve seen in the past. Our unconscious habits represented by Karma are being pushed out of our individual and collective unconscious so that we have to confront, deal and heal them. Our structures and institutions based on patriarchal and oppressive hierarchies are shaking and swaying under multiple pressures and overarching complexity. Our acquired beliefs, whether religious, philosophical or secular, are coming under scrutiny. Something seems to be going terribly wrong very very rapidly. To some it may feel like being in a car at high speed and discovering that the brakes aren’t working.
What can we possibly think, say or do to effectively utilize whatever is being offered to us by the potentials of this Full Moon? There are so many planets and points involved, creating two major geometric forms, one 7-pointed (Grand Septile) and one 12-pointed (12th Harmonic) that it would make non-astrological types go a bit batty trying to understand it! So I better not go there I reckon. Instead, I will recommend a much simpler and more magically oriented process. [The chart for today's Full Moon is provided below]
Get your head and your heart on the same page. Breathe, dance, make love, or meditate. In other words, RELAX! Someway, somehow, stressing about what you want, what you need, isn’t going to cut it. Get in touch with something bigger than you’ve allowed yourself to receive. Ask for it...in more than one way.
I’d also recommend that whatever it is you’re wanting to co-create with the Cosmos, that you cultivate a willingness to surrender it. Desire whatever it might be with your whole being, and how it would FEEL if you had this or that situation, person or thing in your world. Then, ask and state that you are ready to receive what is for your highest or best good AND for the highest and best good of everyone else. Write it out, daydream about it. Not with obsession. Just think about it with the feeling you want then just forget it. Right, you heard me. Forget it. Don’t keep going on about “it”. That’s the old way, the micromanaging way.
As we move more and more into fluidity, the wisdom of practical magic will become more apparent. It’s done in each moment, rather than according to some blueprint or strategic plan. That methodology may become more and more problematic in the future as the higher dimensional energies are not at all structured in the same way as we’ve been accustomed to. Things won’t happen instantaneously all the time, but synchronicity and magic will eventually replace what we were brought up believing was the only way to survive in this world. If we want to be moving from striving to thriving, we’ll need a whole new awareness and willingness to make the shift real. The Aboriginals in Australia refer to the Dreamtime, and the Dreaming of the world. The Gnostic documents claim that this planet and ourselves were "dreamed" into manifestation. There were no formulas, slide rules, or complicated rituals. It was all done with the magic of love, desire and imagination. If 'they' can do it, why can't we?
Often I run into my negative talk scenario, and most of us have had to deal with this at some point or another, the annoying ‘glass ceiling’ of limiting beliefs or low self-worth that was drummed into us in childhood, or perhaps even inherited from our parent’s DNA. However, we can’t afford to invest in that misplaced energy any longer, and the quickest way to heal it is to just love it till it begins to melt. Don’t look to assign blame, or loop around in it and wonder “why?” Just love it and get on with it, the best way you know how. There are myriad tools (like EFT) out there, but investigate and employ what works for you, not the other person.
Okay. that’s it for the magic show. No card tricks, disappearing bunnies or missing watches suddenly reappearing. I sincerely pray and desire for all of us to get through whatever we think of as the challenges of these times, and to arrive into a new sense of community and caring in the not too distant future. May we just do our very best, in our own ways, and support each other too.
Dream well, and dream big....and as one of my favorite authors once wrote: "Dreams don't come true...they are true."
If that's case, magic and dreams are very practical indeed!
Blessings and Love,
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