Friday, July 03, 2020
Diversity is a great meal
When creating a balanced diet, it is important to have a variety of foods. If you eat the same meal every single day, you will develop malnutrition.
America is suffering from malnutrition of the cultural and emotional kind. The allergic reaction that surfaces in some people (not all) when fed an appetizer of a foreign idea, unable to even give it a try or simple consideration, is self-defeating behavior.
We are a country built on variations of ethnicity, race, faith, languages, values, and political preferences but we are first- HUMANS. Divine humans.
And yet, here we are about to have a 244th birthday, and we can't seem to understand the benefits of sharing; such an instrumental concept in cooperation, and community. Our news proves that we have not learned this lesson.
A vaccine for the world to beat a killer disease is hogged by the greed that is destroying this country's heart.
I've said it many times, in many articles and on different formats, America is stuck in adolescence. It is time to grow up. At this point in our history, refusal to mature is costing lives. When you are between the ages of twelve and seventeen you are growing at a rapid pace. Not yet sure of who you are or want to 'be' when you 'grow up'. Being a teenager is a time of exploration for some.
I once ran into a friend who had a two year old. He said to her- "Tell Parker your favorite word"... she looked away and firmly said- "NO".
That is what I hear and read everywhere- "No, I am not wearing a mask", "No, I am not going to listen to the science", "No, I am not going to stay six feet apart". "No, No, No."
CLOSED MINDEDNESS cannot GROW. It is like a sink of stagnant water.
OPEN MINDEDNESS? The horizon will always have an interesting story that can be shared. It creates space for your heart to pump more blood, and thus provides oxygen and nutrients that are required for health.
Granted, I understand the need for familiar. It gives a sense of "knowing" and comfort. Like the sun rising in the am, even if the clouds are hiding it. In astrology Saturn rules traditions, father-time, your bones, teeth, and spine. What holds you up, and allows you to chew food. We all want to stand tall, even at 5 feet. Doing a free-fall continually, just makes you unstable. No one can enjoy a roller-coaster ride that doesn't stop.
Saturn has been in the sign of Aquarius since March 31st, just around the time that Covid-19 let us know- this unwanted, unexpected guest, was staying indefinitely. Lives were turned upside down without a seat-belt on. Aquarius is the sign that likes to be unconventional, yet is very concerned about humanity, rules air travel, inventions, and also doesn't like to be "told" what to do.
On the first of July, Saturn re-entered Capricorn, as it has been traveling retrograde since May 11th. It will remain in Capricorn until December 18th, 2020.
What we have NOW- is a backdrop that JUST changed themes. The energy has been so crazy, with so much chaos and uncertainty, that everyone is dehydrated, begging for water- plain water. Like a lake of calmness. Forget flying my kite to the new land, give me a chair on the beach and some waves that lap in and out with a serene mantra. Give me what I know I can count on- that is Saturn in Capricorn's wish. And he delivers,with a black-all cotton- mask on! And its going to last for a LONG time.
The world is craving this energy. And we will have it! We will have to fight for it- but we will have it.
The desire for the new and untried- constant excitement- is no more, for now.
There is a Lunar Eclipse on America's birthday. The moon in Capricorn is mirroring this need for a steady ship, without holes popping up every five seconds. The moon in a mundane chart shows the public. The masses are weary. The first responders are exhausted. Our country is desperately begging for some peace. We are headed straight for a very serious depression. And the menu is potatoes. Mashed, baked, steamed, fried- but just potatoes. The diversity will have to be discovered from within to create outstanding recipes; you can do it! Potatoes never tasted so good, after three years of food fights consisting of indescribable left-overs.
We need a loving leader to guide us to the picnic table, covered with foods that we know and love. The simpler the better. The diversity of the meal is in who sits here- ALL of the people of this great land. The young, old, wealthy, not as in 'rich' as in generous of heart, and those who can pass the dish nourishment, not throw it; not waste it.
This is not a 'last supper' this is the first meal- the breakfast of Champions- Americans who can live with each other in the spirit of working to heal, communicate, and change our country into what it wants to become- AN ADULT.
PLEASE- WEAR A MASK. Do your Dharmic duty!
What is the one food that is diverse and everyone enjoys at every meal?
Serve love on the 4th. That is the birthday present that this country needs right now- and it is not possible to consume too much of it.
Happy Solar Return America!
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Sunday, May 31, 2020
The World is on Fire; here comes the Eclipses!
America is on fire.
The world is in fear.
History is being made.
How to make sense of the last week, and how it is tied to decades of frustration for many people.
We are in such uncharted times! The one thing sure to bring a sense of calm, is spending more time in your heart than head.
These times are a changing.....(Dylan has such futuristic timing). Right before our eyes, we have seen one world go- the one that had structure.
Now, we can spend more time in the "now"- because the future is so very much, a big question. Even to me, looking at the stars, to see where the light might be shone, it is only by going to a place that is very quiet that I can even grasp which avenues *might* grow branches, and which ones will certainly grow weeds.
We are five days from the first of three eclipses. These will stir up possibilities, and hunches will become firmed up, bonafide new deals. Eclipses also seal deals that end. They are full and new moons that rev up the engine of change. You can have a closure before the birth, and visa versa.
The key to handling them, is to watch the river flow, listen to all the signs, especially the one coming from your higher knowing. And then, to wait for a bit (3 days) until the eclipse has passed- to act. It is not considered good form to grab the food before the host sits down. It is best to let all the guest show up first, and let the host greet and guide you through the courses of the meal. Eclipses will do the same, if you allow for it.
I didn't say you'd necessary like the menu. Some delicacies are acquired tastes...others, you didn't know how you ever lived without, and then some just fade from memory. If your planets are triggered by an eclipse, events that it ushers in, never fade to black. They restore or upend the digestive tract. Sometimes, its been needed for ages.
This first Lunar Eclipse falls in the zodiac sign of Sagittarius. It is 15 degrees 34 minutes, and in an exact square to Mars in Pisces. It creates what we call- a T-sq. Muscle tool. Adjustment is needed to 'make it work'....or getting the job done. What is the mundane factor in all of this?
The tensions will continue, but I do hope and send out the vibration that a round table of open hearts can lead us to make substantial changes in this country. We need ideas and leaders with new beliefs and philosophies in manifesting strong structures that allow for EVERYONE to have a place at the table. And EVERYONE to have food on their plate!
HOW can the "richest country" have so many poor? So many people not left behind, NEVER thought of being invited in the first place! We are not a "Christian" nation until we behave as Christ. I never saw a scripture that commanded to - "Go forth and shop".
Go forth and FEED- sure! Food that is clean, not poisoned with toxins that make some manufacturing company wealthy, as it kills you. Some people started a garden (even in the window seal) during the stay home orders. Back to the basics, mother nature (via COVID19) suggested. And it is a good message. Community gardens have always been a great idea. This reminds me of the community garden in south central- that fed hundreds of families, gave work to farmers, and created a magical community. South Central Farms. Bloomed out of love, and effort in a concrete desert in the middle of Los Angeles. Started in 1994. Bulldozed in 2006 by greedy corporate hunger. But not of food. The hunger of MORE money. On July 5th 2006 (the day after America's birthday) it was crushed. (See the documentary film- "The Garden").
IT is THAT sort of crushing that has gone on and on and on for people of color that leads the riots today. One day a garden, next day a neck. Over and over and over. The destroying of dreams, and of lives.
AMERICA HAS TO CHANGE. We are a teenager country. It is time to mature to adulthood.
AND PLEASE SEND US A GROWN UP LEADER.
Shout out to all the grown ups on duty- THANK YOU! Cuomo, Newsom,Whitmer, all the front liners. All the people who know what one consciousness means! And those who are trying to discover how to be a better person, by LIFTING UP others.
Lunar Eclipses are full moons. So, they shed light on issues. Pisces is about the underdog. And since Mars is in Pisces in a t-sq with Sun in Gemini and Moon in Sagittarius in June 5th eclipse we clearly see- as above so below- in what we need to work on! The ideas and plans that are practical in bringing the community of the world together.
Food, Housing, and Healthcare are humanitarian needs. They have lost their true meaning by the gross drive of 'for profit at all cost-lives'.
I have hope that our being shaken up by this virus, that has no mercy, will result in our hearts having only mercy for those that are less fortunate.
The other issues that will come up with this eclipse is our hospitals and how they 'make' or don't make money. Health Care needs good management to be successful. There are many people who will be bankrupt because of hospital bills from covid19 related illnesses. Once again, the fight for universal healthcare will enter the boxing ring of our political system.
Immigration will continue to be an important topic; treaties and visas will again hit the headlines.
All things Sagittarius will be highlighted in the next six months. Athletics, Universities, to travel or not to travel aboard. Studying aboard will be considered much more carefully.
Constitutional law- and its erosion is a grave concern for many who are paying attention. Sagittarius is international law and we'll see some questionable moves being attempted, and blocked. T-squares never make anything 'easy'. So this Lunar eclipse in a t-square relationship will require much more than wishful executive orders.
Sagittarius rules comedy. Humor. These stressful times are going to make comedy skits even funnier. Some of the funnies will be funny much later....when you can laugh at the craziness we are all part of and witnessing here on planet earth 2020.
The second Eclipse in this series of three headed our way, is on the 20th of June. It is at zero degree and in the sign of Cancer. Elizabeth Warren and Adam Schiff both have birthdays on the 22nd of June! (astro twins!!)... Having a birthday so close to an eclipse means very big big changes in the year ahead. I am of the mind that Warren, will be the Vice-president running mate of Biden. This may pick up steam near the eclipse.
Having an eclipse at zero degree Cancer, means- that America will be impacted heavily. USA's birth Venus and Jupiter placements are near this point. The attempt to 'jump start' America- might see real birthing, closer to July. This eclipse shows a new start, that right now 'has sunglasses on'. Governor Cuomo expressed the practical idea- build America's infrastructure; get us on our feet and create jobs. The astrology supports this! It is an excellent idea, and one that would make GREAT use- of the long term transits of Mars in Aries that begins on June 30th and last until January 2021! The stars say- GREEN LIGHT! Mars is action, and Aries is new and now! THE TIME IS NOW! (in more ways than one, its always NOW, can't be anything else). Aries is also strength and Mars is Aries's ruling sign- so it is at home in that placement. A+ idea.
Mercury turns retrograde on June 18th. It is perfect for reviewing plans- tied to the home, as it is in cancer. REBUILDING our realities. We are all going to be doing this on one level or another.
Which brings me to my current new project! I've started an astrology podcast, and a Patreon Page as well. You can support my astrology work by becoming a patron, (there are three tiers- 5.00, 10.00, 20.00 ). This comes with many perks and lots of astrological information beyond what I normally address in this once a month blog. I have been creating this astrology blog as seva, since 2006.
Now, it is time for me to be a practical idealistic, since my livelihood changed with Corona Virus.
Or, if you feel moved by my words, a donation can be made many places. One is on my astrology website- in the Golden Caldron on the links page.
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The third eclipse happens in July, just as America turns another year older. I will discuss that one later. The first two, show us how to grow, by pruning what is not aiding.
New sprouts come after a wildfire; a new America can bloom, if we plant the seeds.
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Thursday, April 30, 2020
Not only are you hanging out inside your house, tent, cave, hut, etc... go inside to your innermost being. The place where you 'talk to your self' - but go beyond the words you 'think', to go the silence.
Can't find it? Try again. KEEP trying...because that is where 'we' are at.
That is all we can do. Most of us realize the seriousness of the times.
As we move into the month of May, we will be enduring more 'inward' energy as several planets will be retrograde.
Here is the line-up: Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto will all be doing the inner dance, as they do a turn around. Pluto started the retreat on the 25th. Saturn will follow on the 11th of May. Venus won't be upstaged in by going incognito, she'll flip on the 13th. Jupiter will shuffle off stage, behind the curtain, on the 14th.
So, what this means for you and me- is that 'as above, so below'... if the energy is turning inward, you don't have to go into hibernation, but retrospection is called for. Time to review your money and love situation- (Venus), your Security and ground you stand on (Saturn), your beliefs and legal options (Jupiter) and how you can morph into a new being, by rising higher via going deeper (Pluto). To the CENTER of your being.
Everyone is going to be doing this on some level. It is called: WAKING UP to the MOMENT.
The "big" event this month, is that on the 5th, the nodes (not planets, the planes where the moon's orbit intersects the ecliptic path)...move into GEMINI...(they move backwards)...Gemini rules communications, the arms, shoulders, and LUNGS. "PERHAPS" some NEW discovery of why or how the virus attaches to the lungs will be discovered. How to be rid of it! We can only use our power of mantra, and prayer to help the super intelligence to guide our scientists. The nodes represent where we are 'becoming'..and they are tied to fate.
This is a good time to shout out to all the people who have been on the front lines of this fight for light and life- THANK YOU ESSENTIAL WORKERS !
THANK YOU POSTAL WORKERS, DOCTORS, NURSES, POLICE, FIRE FIGHTERS, Governor NEWSOM, GOVERNOR CUOMO (THE MAN!), ALL Governors who have acted to protect the citizens of their state. Food workers, (ALL OF THEM). !!!! Everyone who has gone out and continued to do service in spite of possible death. YES, DEATH.
IF you are one of those people who think this VIRUS isn't interested in YOUR LUNGS- you might be right,* it* instead, might fancy your blood by clotting up and giving you stroke. OR perhaps it will just take a limb or two.....
Many Americans have always thought that death was something that happens to 'other people' or 'old people'.... this country has an immature reaction to death. It is ignored. The ONLY garrentee that you'll EVER have in life, is that you are going to drop the body one day. That subject has never been a hot topic in the states. And here we are with over sixty thousands deaths in six weeks! No, baby, this isn't 'like the flu', and sixty thousand people don't die in car crashes in America every sixty days.
So, listen up- but not to the ORANGSLIME!!! Lysol isn't for internal use, it's for cleaning the toilet.
What will help you now, is getting the immune system strong. In astrology that would be tied to your SUN SIGN.
So here are some tips -
Aries- move the body, and keep the anger down...Your ruler Mars, is in Aquarius until the 14th. During this time you can strengthen your techno skills and help friends navigate the sound waves with zoom.
Taurus- seek out those who you can talk with when you get down. Venus in Gemini all month can bring new forms of communications with others. Did you know the plants listen? Gardening not only is a way to get things off your chest, you can also grow some food! One less trip to the risky store!
Gemini- The first 10 days of the month your ruler Mercury, is in Taurus. Singing in the shower is recommended. It lifts the mood, helps brain circulation, and reminds you that even if you are on lock-down, you DO still have a voice and no mask is required while bathing.
Cancer- You should be doing very well, because - you are forced to be at home! Bake away! Stay in bed all day! Shake it up with the family, playing board games, Use chocolate as the reward for not going out.
Leo- Time to revisit - show and tell! Dress up as a painting, (its all the rage online) or play charades via Skype! Discover a new creative expression....... develop a one person show, write a song, love letter, or take up tap dancing, (exercise).
Virgo- Research all the homeopathic medicines that keep the immune system strong. Clean out the refrigerator, or just disinfect the entire house.
Libra- Juice it up. Keep the kidneys flush. Watch old romantic movies. Give yourself homemade facials.
Scorpio- Dig deep into a mystery- book, or any 'discovery' channel. Study a slow movement martial arts form (you tube) and practice it when you get up tight. Get lovey with your partner, imagined or real.
Sagittarius- Hang outside in the sunshine (back yard, front porch, walk around the block), watch happy comedies, study a foreign language, plot your next overseas getaway for when travel is allowed.
Capricorn- Organize the ideas for the next great company that you'll start....research grants that you might qualify for. Be sure to take vitamin D for you bones!
Aquarius- Be sure to rest enough. Rest more. Saturn is in your sign right now- take it easy on yourself. Get in touch with friends in new ways, (send post cards, face-time, and video bomb them with jokes).
Pisces- Daydream, go easy on the mind altering substances, instead learn to mediate or explore music- yoga, and raw foods. Don't watch too much news...like none!
Keeping our immune system strong means- being aware of all the things you take in with the senses as well as the food you eat. Our mind/emotion/body have to nurtured now. Be kind to yourself. Do little helpful things for your neighbors...when you risk going out- pick up an extra something (anything!) for the next door neighbor. Write cards to friends, learn cursive if you are from one of the generations that didn't get it in school, (its THE secret code now!). Eat well, take care of yourself, so that you can live to tell those that haven't been born yet, how - AMERICA IS STRONG... LOVING... AND UNITED.
Don't waste time blaming, complaining, or degrading others.
LIVE FOR TODAY. That is all we have- today, this moment. This breath.
WEAR A MASK!
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Misfortune and Grace
Best of health to you!
I hope those of you who can take the time to read this blog are doing so, with good health.
We are in a new spectrum of living.
Just attempting to stay healthy is the number one goal in my opinion.
People who are sick and about to die, generally don't think much about the economy.
Those that love them and sit by their bedsides with masks on, usually don't think much about the economy.
The doctors and nurses slaving day and night to save lives and not sacrificing their own in the process aren't thinking about the stock market, they are praying for masks, ventilators, and a leader who doesn't use blackmail to give them.
In America, the child-man who called this virus a "Hoax" when he got news of it, clearly thinks about money 24/7.
He then (of course) said that he "knew all along" that it would be a pandemic. He should be charged with treason. He betrayed all of America and humankind.
On-wards, he'll be dust soon.
Seven weeks. That is what you have to focus on right now. Today, and getting through the next 7 weeks - w/o getting sick.
Use all your energy force to keep yourself well.
By the 31st, when Mars marches into Aquarius and joins Saturn there- at zero degree- we will see "National Lockdown". Also what will take place is a lot of collective awareness of what has to be done to move through these next two months.
America JUST began the "SURGE" of numbers, those that will get ill, with Corona Virus.
ALL OF THE WORLD is going to join this fight.
Like I have said earlier on my site, and on my facebook kitchensari page, we are not an Island. We are one. People who have raised their awareness are keen to this truth.
The new moon on the 24th- was at 4 Aries in an exact square to the December 2019 Solar Eclipse point. Eclipses triggered always point to GLOBAL events. It didn't disappoint.
This ---- clearly shows that NEW leadership (Aries) will fight old leaders (Capricorn) certainly, when they aren't open to how to fight a war with action and not "big" empty words.
Once we get through this- how people conducted themselves will be remember. Especially in November, in America. I personally do not think the orangeslime is going to last that long. He'll take his toys and return to his 22k gold palace and bitch about how the world didn't praise him enough. His money corruption is going to be revealed. He'll plea a deal, resign because of 'sickness' is what I am seeing. And he is a sick dude. He does need to go.
On April 4th Jupiter is going to conjunct Pluto. The death rates will rise.
(sorry- I am a truth slayer not a pollyanna baloney spewer ).
April 7th Mars will square Uranus.
LET US COLLECTIVE PRAY- that there is NO EARTHQUAKE that adds to the damage! This is an EQ signature- and markets are going to take even more of a hit, but at ONE point, they will calm down- just not this month!!!!!!!
Might see some major heads of state change. Pray for the Queen! This is right near her Sun. Changing of the guards will happen in many places with this one! Worldwide.
Plant your backyard garden. Safer than going out.
Major corruption is going to be revealed and when it is- you are going to have people learning to channel their anger via organizing.
April 1st (no joke or fool) has a quarter moon that is right on America's Sun. The public is going to want some ANSWERS. AND- ACTION.
The full moon on April 8th- is down right riot- like. Legal unrest on a major level. Lawsuits will fly faster than a silver bullet. Just STAY HOME- for the 8th-9th. It's going to get ugly. This is splits-ville. The stress of all this unknown is going to divide many a couple. America will be as divided as ever.
If you feel you MUST go worship in a church instead of your heart-(on Easter) write your will before you go. God is not in a building anyhow- the divine spark is inside of your being. But, if you feel that your duty is to infect more people and get to the holyland as fast as possible, by all means go- but I heard first hand- that this virus feels like a vacuum sucking the air out of your lungs. You won't be singing hymns.
April 25th Pluto turns retrograde- and the death toll will lessen.
May 11th Saturn turns retrograde and restrictions are FINALLY lessened.
The dial of important priorities is being changed- your health should be first, because without health, you have zero.
Sorry, no candy coating about how we are 'learning this or that' ... many people won't learn a damn thing from this meltdown. The people who have always cherished food, shelter, clothing, and enough gas in the car - still do, and didn't need corona virus to "teach them" that.
Many blessings will come from unexpected places- that is the 'happy' news. Because many people are /were loving before this event- and will be more so during and after it. Angels are all around you, be one too! The little things count- like a roll of toilet paper for Americans...(India is laughing at us).
Try to communicate as much love as you can. On April 4th Venus moves into Gemini. So the love of communication (which is also listening) has a chance to increase.
I leave you with one thought- after every storm, there is sometimes a rainbow- SOMETIMES, even a double rainbow.
Health and Peace be with you!
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Leap Year- on all fronts
Today is the 29th of February.
And does it matter that next year there will be no 29th of February? I think it’s fitting that we have an extra day in the current month. Mercury is still retrograde, and that often means delays in choices, and plans. See it as extra time to think on matters, before we leap into March.
Mercury will continue its backward dance until the 9th of March. It will also re-enter Aquarius on the 4th of March. If you were born in late degrees of Aquarius this might be welcomed. You can have a bit of a brain blast during this first week of March. Reconsider goals and plans that were first embraced around the 3rd of February. This will be true for all of us, but especially 28-29 degree Sun Aquarius signs. (Yoko Ono, are you creating something fabulous?). Then, a final review March 10-15th. It is really best to hold off on the presentation of new projects until ALL the angles have been thoroughly examined.
I voted today. We have new voting machines in our community. They are certainly not perfect. And I really prefer PAPER. But here it is. And interesting to me it is a preview of how things will go in November, because on that voting day- Mercury will turn retrograde on the DAY. I shudder to think of the chaos that no doubt will be forth coming. Today the issue was that all the candidates’ names did not appear, unless you clicked "MORE" on the screen. And the word "MORE" definitely needed to be MORE VISIBLE! We will hear about this. We will! There was a chance to "REVIEW" your choices (how fitting in mercury retrograde period) before submitting the ballot. My thought was how many people will rush through and not bother? Hopefully, we all take this voting business very serious, and take our time, and ask questions if need be.
Spring Equinox launches at 8:50pm PDT, on the 19th of March. Energy will come in many forms, and the sun entering Aries will be felt by all. That week is especially INTENSE. Mars will conjunct Jupiter, so something is going to be BLOWN out of proportion. Don't let it be your temper. But that is just the start of needing to control oneself- as it is followed by a Mars conjunction to Pluto, two days later. This will stimulate the Saturn conjunction of Pluto that was exact in January. Heavy energy. Mover of the "unmovable". In between it all Saturn enters Aquarius! That would be on the 21st at 8:57pm PDT.
Let me expound on this major event of Saturn entering the air sign Aquarius. This journey will last until July 1st. At that time Saturn will re-enter Capricorn until December. We get a taste of what limits will look like in the years of 2021-2022. Saturn is about structure, what holds you up. (your spine). It also is about maturity. Saturn rules your teeth, bones, knees, and grandpa. Also your father figures in the life. When the planet moves into the radical- rule breaker sign- Aquarius- well- the new grandpa is like BERNIE! Revolutionary! A ground breaker, concerned for humanity as a whole, not just part of it. Aquarius is also very much the "brotherhood of man" sign. The 'rules' get a bit more progressive with this placement. Congress will get shaken up. (Thank god!).... And I am here to tell you- that, the progressive energy is coming forth- no matter WHO wins the election. This is the start. Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a fantastic ride!
If you happen to BE born when the Sun was in Aquarius, you will have a chance to take on more in the next few years. It is certainly about setting goals and putting in the brain power to achieve them. Responsibility will be at the top of the list in your life. Great promotions can be got, but you will have to earn them. Saturn 'gives' only what you have procured karmically. Life can feel a bit heavy when Saturn is in the same sign as your Sun. It is also true, when it is opposed and squared it. For the other fixed signs, Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio it’s time to put on your working gloves. Things won't come easy, but the rewards of persistent effort do pay in time. This is a placement that is about the strength of the "PEOPLE". Take heed. A movement is here, and it’s not going to dissolve this go around. The progressives are getting organized. You ain't seen nothing yet!
There is a new moon at 4 Aries on the 24th. Blaze forward is the sign post. Plant your bright colors in the garden of hope for a better tomorrow.
Mars will co-join Saturn on the 31st. This is a solid signature of the momentum of new energy! You will witness a leaping higher than you ever thought possible; personally and collectively. Yes, there will be challenges to that fantastic vision. Just remember-Superman's creed, "Faster than a speeding bullet, More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings at a single bound!" That is the power of the collective.
Wear good shoes. Support the ankles. Prepare to Leap.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Here we are. It's a new number. But it's always a new number, because each inhale is new.
2020. We made it.
What did we make? What will we make? Will it be successful? What is successful to you?
This month saw a Lunar Eclipse, Saturn Conjunct Pluto, and Uranus station direct. All of those movements are enough to land you seeking the nearest happy hour joint, temple or dark cave, never wanting to leave. But life demands that you show up or you will be shoved out.
Broken down in layman's terms- the Lunar Eclipse was about career vs home and security. Saturn Conjunct Pluto is 'till death do us part. And Uranus going forward is always a curve ball, unless everyone expects that, then it is thrown straight.
Eclipses are not just moments to be gotten through and forgotten mind you. They are real book changers. Forget the pages- you throw out the book! OR it gets snatch away.
We just had Mars trigger a future eclipse- one that won't happen until June. And everyone will remember the day it was triggered- even if they don't know astrology.
January 26th 2020. Los Angeles. Tragic helicopter crash. Beloved souls left.
Mars was at 15 Sagittarius. That's the upcoming Lunar Eclipse degree. Sagittarius rules sports, Eclipses create headlines tied to the area that the sign is in. In this case it is sports figures. Sagittarius also rules the areas of higher education, foreign cultures, and justice. Research them and you will see that this is true. It's amazing to watch this happen eclipse after eclipse.
I have to ask myself- are we just puppets playing in a movie that we are 100 percent unclear about our parts? Or is the divine plan for each and everyone in tune to our wishes? I am speaking on soul levels. If we "knew" our last breath was in 15 minutes would we behave differently? Or is this how it was meant to be?
I don't have an answer, but I'm sure to stop and meditate even more- when I see the astrology matching the world events! And I see this often, so yes, I meditate a lot. I still don't know if free will exists or not. I know I THINK IT DOES, but I wouldn't bank on it. (there is very little I would bank on these days!). It is possible that it is all written, and we are cool with it, as long as we like it. And if its too challenging we might not be cool with it on a "personal" level, but on a "spiritual" level we know the master director has to make the film that he/she/it envisioned. LOTS of people are effected by every event that occurs on this planet. It's never just the people involved directly.
For example, you get sick, your disease gets lots of attention. Then a cure is developed. In the future thousands of people who would of suffered like you did, DON'T, because of the attention that was poured into finding a cure. So, your endurance of the suffering, helped people of the future. I know most won't view their suffering this way. It is broader view. It takes special glasses to have that wide of view.
Venus is in Pisces with Neptune right now, so this is the time to ponder the color of roses and wonder why some people have more inhales than others. And to cherish the scent you get a whiff of.
Life certainly can be cruel. That I am sure of.
It seems as if we are all looking out thinking that the game will go on (until we are ready) and yet, everyone knows this is not the truth. THIS game can end, change, and be very different than you planned in the blink of an eye.
That is what the Eclipses, Saturn conjunct Pluto, and Uranus all have in common:
But sometimes we want that! And some changes are fantastic ! However they are bookends. One side is sorrow, (retraction) and the other side is happiness (expansion). In between it all is fleeting years of contentment.
Watch your life- examine it- the totality of your years here consist of cycles. Up/Down.
How you deal with them both determines the level of your peace. Big highs, usually are followed by dips that go beyond what you thought they could.
The key to all of it "seems" to be - staying present in the moment, fully aware that it will change even if you don't want it to, and if you do- lord will have mercy because it WILL CHANGE.
That brings us to now- 2020.
30th of Jan 2020.
8:52 pm my computer clock says.
Year of the RAT.
I had a rat come visiting at the beginning of the month. That was a first. They are clever and they are able to survive on just a wee bit, and they can eat through wood! We should learn from them. Not the wood part, the clever part.
Being clever helps you to withstand the lean times, keeps the mind sharp, and knows when the coast is clear and when to sit tight. This is what people in stocks know.
Right now- Venus is in Pisces, so things have been a bit wonky. Confusing. Dream like.
By the 7th of February Venus will move into Aries, and the rush to be in love will start. It will be met with a certain level of resistance unless you are under 28, and have lots of Pisces/Neptune in your birth chart. Bless them, they crave romantic encounters. (remember the bookends).
On 16th of February Mars moves into Capricorn, and things (the world) will get VERY interesting! Because, Mars is going to be happy in this earth sign, and will begin to prepare us all for the earth movements that surely will follow! That is- earthquakes! That has already begun, but when MARS triggers the Solar Eclipse point of December 25/ (26th in some places) - whoooaoooo - get ready! the week of Feb 22nd will be especially sensitive to this Mars action. Think back to Christmas time, and what 'new' plans you wanted to introduce to your life. The third week in February is certainly a period that can usher in some shifts. This is a time to build up what you dream of. If a quaker does hit, we'll have the energy to deal with it. Please keep in mind all levels of the word "quaker".
On the 17th of February at 13 degrees Pisces, Mercury (communications!!!) stations retrograde. Clean out your basements, give your feet special treatment, donate/get rid of shoes you no longer want, do a long silent retreat if you can, give up some indulgence for three weeks, and go see a lot of old movies. Pray a lot, triple check everything before you sign, mail or commit. It will station direct on March 10th at 28 degree Aquarius. Best of luck, may Mercury retrograde lead you to a lost love, especially if you are under 28.
On the 21st of February there is a lovely trine between Mars and Uranus. It is followed by a New Moon in Pisces @ 5 degrees on the 23rd. This is splendid energy for goodwill, compassion, inventiveness, and dare I say: a sudden love. Try to have clear vision....
2020 is in the eye of the beholder.
photos: c. 2017 p.mcphinney
Monday, December 23, 2019
You are happy star dust!
The Sun, Jupiter, South Node, Saturn, and Pluto are all gracing the sign of Capricorn! And its the week of a Solar Eclipse (new moon with sunglasses on!) at just past 4 degrees Capricorn. The Eclipse is Christmas night (PST).
YOU will take your holiday fun seriously, because Jupiter is hanging with this eclipse and Uranus (the planet that lovvvvesss surprises!) is trine it! BE HAPPY. IF you aren't, listen to this song:
Be Happy NOW
(don't you feel it???)
or this one:
OK? PLAY THEM OFTEN! You'll change your vibe in 4:03mins!
(and yes, I am aware that someone in that video wasn't so happy at the end of his life, but ... its still a great song!! )
And the theme song for the eclipse is:
Its just the law of the Universe at PLAY!
Ram Dass just flew over to the other-side...... and he will be sending thought waves to your dream time, so that you don't fear death- or change, coz he knows.... its all OK! I had to chuckle to myself when I saw that he'd crossed. Eclipse energy always bring the news of the big influencers shedding the body. The Planet or sign usually gives a clue to the category of who is about to make headlines because they flew the coop of the body. Jupiter rules spiritual teachers! Jupiter is conjunct this week's Solar Eclipse. Viola! Dass crosses! Who's next? The Pope?
We've seen lots of headlines about "LEADERS" (I use that term with a specific expression)....this past week. And we will see more- because its ALL JUST BEGUN TO be the last chapter of you know who!
SHOUT OUT- to Christianity Today- THANKS for calling a spade a spade!
Everyone needs to know what tool is being used, and who is using it. Don't be used by the spade digger, let him continue to dig his OWN grave. He will.
Btw, I think a subscription to CT for Christian friends is a great gift! Yes, I am aware they'd likely diss me for practicing astrology, EVEN thought the Three WISE MEN were ASTROLOGERS!!!This is lost on many people that mistakenly think the tool to make life smoother is somehow-"bad". Still, they did step up and speak out this week, and that is commendable!
Eclipses will shake up your world like no other event. They dig up and carve out new highways. Its up to you to get in the car and put the rubber to the pavement.
Planets don't make things happen- PEOPLE do, by their actions, but the planets are big spot lights pointing WHERE you MIGHT consider making some changes, and thus be happier. (time to listen to one of those songs!).
Venus is in Aquarius.... and all I have to say about that is- let's sing along:
Come on now, let's love each other!
I was lucky enough to meet Jesse Colin Young when I was a twenty something. He was playing in San Diego, and I was a groupie. Well, the goddess was with me, because in one of those very star-struck moments, (more ways than one!) the universe had a good chuckle with me. I was on a job interview. It was working on a ship restaurant, (might of been the Queen Mary, I honestly can't remember).. I walked in and waited to be interview and who did I see sitting at a table, but HIM. I was a wreck for that interview to finish, because I no longer wanted the job, I wanted to say hello to that voice! And I did! I don't think he noticed me more than two seconds, as there was another star struck female sitting by his side...........that voice...... we should listen to him! Love one another now!
Venus will stay in Aquarius until January 14th. Love for humanity is one of its greatest strengths. This is the perfect time (all time is perfect) to show that virtue!
On December 30th Mercury will join the line up of Capricorn. On the 1st, it will trigger the Solar Eclipse. INFORMATION-------- what was said when and by whom will hit the headlines again. In your own life, sign the dotted line with awareness. Finish the written project. If Santa missed something on your list- go get it for yourself! When the information planet triggers an eclipse it means that some new facts are presented to you, to aid in a choice.
The world enters a new decade- 2020 with Mars in the last degrees of Scorpio. 28'36".
That is the take no prisoners sign/degree. (almost @ 29). It's also the degree that creates magic. It is the mad scientist in the lab, trying one last thing- and BINGO.......a new cure. The final touches on a project that you've labored over, or the moment in meditation when it all vanishes into glorious empty vastness. This is concentrated energy- one pointed focus that brings a deeper level of understanding. When you ask who is the doer when I am one with the doing? Koan moment.
What is finished is finished. Not just the decade. Make the bad choices of the last ten years, something to learn from, and move on! Look to what you accomplished, and figure out why.
Maybe its as simple as- I survived.
In these first few days of the new year, new decade, make a list of what you wish to strive for. Make space for your emotional, physical, and mental goals. You'll get some help from the planets Saturn and Pluto when they merge on the 12th of Jan 2020. By then Mars will be in Sagittarius, (oh, be glad!) your actions can steer the rusty old bad habits to the dust bin. You'll have enough energy to move mountains, or at least hike over them. This combo of Saturn and Pluto is about how deep you want the well to go. In spiritual life we say- go inward- to the heart center, and practice staying there! Over and over and over again!
January 6th Uranus (shake it up) goes direct- and we will really begin to feel like a change is coming. And it is. Actually the mindset has been here. We are moving into a decade of progressiveness that will be much, much, * MUCH * more in tune with humanity. People are waking up! They are expanding their consciousness. The old ways are just hanging on by a thread, and they will be cut loose. You can't stay in the 1st grade forever! Uranus will make sure of that! How? By introducing to you new exciting adventures. Go ahead, I dare you- do something this month you've NEVER done! Something that takes you to beauty and love. Go some place you've never been and seek out what it is like to push yourself beyond where you are comfortable. Attempt to play a musical instrument, eat a food from a culture that you've never had, volunteer at a soup kitchen, or animal shelter. If you've not been to a museum- go to one, or three! There are a thousand ways you can push yourself to a new zone. Just try something different and see how it opens up your confidence and your eyes! Experience is the best teacher.
The planets are not here to punish you. They are beams of light to point the way for expansion. To trust that you are enough. You are divinity itself, seeking expression through a human form. Divine wants you to KNOW you are made of star dust! SHINE ! Spread goodness, love, compassion, and Happiness will be yours.
Remember, if you get stuck, (we all do) play those songs!
Magnificent 2020 to you!