19 April 2006

living sidereally in a tropical world

... welcome to the retrograde of the ages

we are in the dawning of the age of aquarius, but FIRST, the death of the age of pisces, then the dawn of the aquarian age.

without getting into the debate when the ages shift ... anywhere from it already happened in the 1920s, to it won't happen until the 27th century ... i think its clear that whether this is the precursor to the actual dawning or the dawning already happened, individually, we are all in various stages of the shift. and to be truthful, i choose not to subscribe importance or righteousness to any one philosophy over the other, they all exist, they all are sound, they all have flaws ... so, i accept them all for the insight they give me.

in this transition, i believe its important to consider the rulers of the ages we are discussing to understand the transition taking place. neptune, discovered 23 september, 1846, is a most remarkable planet in that the belief of its existence and discovery was based on mathmatical calculations based on the orbits of uranus, saturn and jupiter. although viewed as early as 1613 by galileo, it previously was viewed as a star. neptune is considered to be the ruler of pisces, having wrestled that position from pisces' traditional ruler, jupiter, amongst modern astrologers.

notably about this ruler is his existence. for those moving into the aquarian age sooner rather than later, they are among the first believers in the 'speculative' existence of neptune. the idea that this planet, male control of femine energy working together to bring an integrated, beautiful, spiritual reality is, for most people, impossible. but, there are others that look at the math, the numbers, the hypothesis and the theory of its existence and say, "YES! I see it too. I have faith that it exists and is real." i would speculate that all those that oppose say gay marriage would still subscribe and pay hommage to jupiter as the ruler of pisces and remain in the judgment/sacrifice pattern of the piscean age.

traditional teachings describe neptune to govern everything that should be fun, but isn't because it messes "reality" up for you. everything from drugs to hallucinations, un'realistic' views of the world that must be illusion or delusion, fantasy or just simply dreams. things like television and the movies fall under neptune's resources, some say to use to create someone else's reality for the rest of us to experience. and, in a sense, poisidion created a whole new realm of reality under the water ... but there are those who remember the sky and jupiter who once ruled pisces, but that was before the symbol for pisces was changed. the true difference is a fully integrated male energy dealing within the complete feminine energy of the water; whereas jupiter tried to rule the feminine watery realms from 'on high.'

in most astrological texts, i find the treatment of neptune to be diminutive, at best. most often described as the 'dreamer' or the 'unrealistic' planet of the zodiac, it is used mostly to determine how bad of a drug addict or alcoholic you will become.

the purpose of neptune and pisces is to create reality. choice is the tool to create reality. first, you see what reality you want. then, you see what reality is. then, rather than living in the reality that is, you live in the reality you choose and then you are living in the reality you are co-creating. the biblical (and other scriptures) teachings on this issue are numerous. the reason i believe neptune's energy has been so demonized is because of its ability to allow the simple human to be self-sourcing -- but neptune does it outside the personal ego alone, so it is self-sourcing through god (or the collective energy of the universe). its connection outside the ego gives it its immense power and ability to create reality in the form the ego desires, a power that cannot be controlled or usurped by ego-based power structures. enter the transition to the age of aquarius.

the aquarian age will no doubt start with the reconcilliation of its co-rulers, uranus and saturn. ouranus/uranus was castrated and de-throned by his son, kronus/saturn. what is interesting is uranus represents the father of saturn ... its kind of like meeting a person and knowing them for a while, and then you meet their parents. you become enlightened as to the 'source' of that person. i believe chiron is the key to the reconcilliation of the rulership issues of the age of aquarius.

what was that berlinski proposed, 'it follows that the philosophers who argue that it is fire that burns or blackens or scorches are quite mistaken. consider a ball of cotton that has been ignited. is the cause the match, and the effect the charred cotton?' it is not the fire that we can control, it is the match."

so, during this retrograde period we will be experiencing for a couple of months or years, or even centuries for the masses, in all that you do, the first question you MUST ask yourself is "what is my intent?" ... make money? ... be happy? ... have fun? ... all of the above? bear in mind the more focused the intent, the more purposeful the action you can take. as you begin to make choices, observe the results and reflect again on your intent and reconcile your effectiveness at manifesting your truest intent. this time in history will give immediate feedback and information to help you see through your conscious choices to underlying or unconscious habits, fears and desires. it is through the exercise of choices that can bring you the freedom from the structures containing and controlling you.

your attachment to time and the changing of the age, happens in your perspective first. bear in mind that not just the western world are attached to the gregorian calendar; as well, even before officially adopting the gregorian calendar in 1929, the jesuits modified the chinese calendar in the 1600s to align it with the gregorian calendar. the world, globally speaking, has never had such an attachment to one system of time. not that there's anything wrong with that, but it is the coming together of the end of the pisces age of 'oneness' -- even if it is a limited to an under water kingdom, to the age of aquarius when the desire to be free will manifest the past millenia's process of 'individualization.' personally, i believe that no matter the calendar or system of time you subscribe to, everyone's perception of reality is based on their own individual eternity time piece.

to be continued ...
peace & harmony,
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'