14 December 2008

Quantum Paralysis

The standoff in the cosmic skies of Uranus and Saturn ... both moving forward now until Saturn about faces in retrograde on 31 Dec 2K8, when it will shift its direction, angle and strategy. This time until the 31st has all the planets moving direct ... this is "clear sailing" time so to speak, allowing the energy to flow and go with it because its not presenting anything you need to "look back on" to move forward. Being in the moment is critical with an eye forward, this is driving on the interstate freeway or the autobaun.

But as Uranus and Saturn stare each other down in opposition, circling each other, flexing their hands over their cocked and readied weapons of choice, they shadow the conspiracy and intentions of their wills: Saturn to 'make him pay' and Uranus to 'detach from it all' . . . playing out in our everyday lives. Which side are you on? Where is the balance of those two energies in your (and our collective) conflicts?

Because this is about conflict. And it is about facing it, dealing with it until you come to resolution ... that is, if there is resolution to be found and an evolution to experience at this time in your life.

Remember, it wasn't created overnight and its not going to mysteriously disappear overnight as the picture which the resolutions unveil internal conflicts that are larger and deeper over this process for the next two years. But pay attention well as this critical time, here at the beginning of the process, reveals the nature of this conflict for your process in this ourney that will continue into 2010. Paying attention now, will pay dividends later when it seems as if there's no clear vision, no hope or path to resolving any thing whatsoever.

There is a bit of paying the piper (Saturn) that needs to happen in order for one to detach (Uranus) from the situation.

Here's where the opportunity for evolutionary growth comes. Because the one thing we can control, is what are we going to pay the piper? In the tragic dramas of the myths, its always something horrendous, a just punishment for the "evil" done . . . but what about in this new paradigm we are shifting into? Can we "pay it forward" as we pay the piper in a new way?

"Forgive them father they know not what they do," is the kind of evolutionary thought that we can embrace, rather than the disbelief, disgust, anger, resentment, disconcordant feelings that are a natural (or programmed) response of creating some form of "equality" through revenge, judgment and punishment.

BUT, will the piper receive that new form of payment and go on and detach? Because it takes two sides to stay in this opposition relationship that feeds each other in the scenario to perpetuate the cycles of revolution in which we choose to remain locked. Can we accept that which seems "too good to be true" and create a new pattern of freedom that requires no struggle and strife to obtain our liberty?

So, as much as that Saturn wants to seek retribution, if Saturn creates a new structure of forgiveness, understanding and love, will Uranus accept the blessed send off into its freedom, or will Uranus' turn and attach the chains of dependency on its control of how freedom is attained and not just simply receive the freedom so easily and lovingly offered.

Find your balance in the sides of the opposition, look with eyes to both, be the arbitrator of the balance of acceptance and receipt ... choose what you receive as much as you choose what you give . . . 2009 is about those choices, start now in your personal reflection while the planets are moving forward in this first round of negotiation ... it will set the tone for this 2 year period.

What a wonderfully perplexing world we are living in right now!

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

17 November 2008

An Abstractionist View

Age is the external experience of your surroundings.
But, the truth is,
the deeper you are connected
with the eternal,
the less you need to experience in the world
to understand yourself.

In his book, Astrology of Inner Space, Carl Payne Tobey retells a story that an inventor John Hays Hammond Jr. related to him about the nature of science. Tobey recalls,
"At one point, he put his hand on a floor lamp and [Hammond] said, 'we call this electricity and because we have given it a name we think we understand it, but we do not know what it is. In university, they classify and give names to things and think they have solved the problem. They have not. They do not know what electricity is.'"

Over 30 years later, [Tobey] told this story to a college student. [The student] said, 'But, that was a long time ago. Now, we know electricity is a stream of electrons.' 'Thought up a new name, eh?' [Tobey] commented. The student laughed, seeing the point. 'I guess you are right,' he said."

Not much has changed in over 35 years. And, in these past 35 years, another issue Tobey goes on to discuss has bored even deeper roots for our planet's system of materialism: our educational systems.

"Opinions depend on education and a large part of our education could be classified as brainwashing, and this kind of education is compulsory both here in in communist countries.

* * *

There are two opposing viewpoints in science and elsewhere. One is the materialistic viewpoint, the other the abstract. It would seem that the two can never meet. The materialist is less sensitive, restricted to what he can detect with his five physical senses; while abstractionists, particularly mathematicians, inventors and a large number of engineers, see with their minds....

The materialists believe in the doctrine of materialism, which tells us that all cause lies in matter. Others [abstractionists] consider that life itself is a primary cause....

Materialism thrives on rationalization, reasoning to a conclusion a priori, made in advance. Once the conclusion is made, evidence is carefully divided. All evidence that appears to fit into the doctrine is accepted. All evidence in conflict with the doctrine is excluded as not being respectable. Our compulsory educational system is heavily under the domination of the materialist. Our world of material science is principally under its domination."

(Astrology of Inner Space, Carl Payne Tobey, Omen Press, Tucson, Arizona, 1973.)

Using the labels as defined by Tobey, I am an abstractionist with a good dose of materialistic instinct. As it relates to astrology, Tobey discusses the system of houses and some of the more abstractionist views on which to understand the design of house in the horoscope. I highly recommend any student of Evolutionary Astrology to consider Tobey's in depth discussion on house systems.

I have long suspected the "Midheaven" to be the key to the shift of "living sidereally in a tropical world." Given, Tobey's perspective on the houses, I am more convinced that the Midheaven is the way out of and tool to use in the effective operation within "the Matrix" so to speak.

The "tropical" world (the world at large) and modern astrology is based on the materialistic point of view propagated by Claudius Ptolemy (150 AD). Removing from a system of communication and symbols based on cosmic order, the "signs of our time" were etched in stone or matter. It is that stone tablet that we find our clues and the keys to our freedom, only we need to infuse a bit of abstractionist thinking in this materialistic world, lest we maintain a level of superficiality that quiets the thinker, shackles the creators, and martyrs the saviors.

It was Ptolemy's ideas which were integrated into the Julian and then Gregorian calendars. Having a materialist time sequence that is based on what exists and then its existence rationalized (such as having a leap day every 4 years to "adjust" to the conclusion how dynamic time and space will be at that time), rather than experience what life creates in the moment is unnatural and creates an unnatural state of humanity and cosmic energy.

To understand the "unnatural state of humans," one can look to what the natural state is as described in our important documents like the Declaration of Independence, e.g., that humans are free, are creative beings (liberty), and are here to become happier and happier.

In this the next few years, there will need to be many people highly focused, willing and able to effectively operate in both realms of our reality as we transition to the new reality we are here to create. If you are one of those people and would like my perspective on your chart, please contact me.

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

28 October 2008

Life is Baseball, Baseball is Life

A boss of mine once told me, "Elaine, all you need to know about life you can learn from baseball." Being a sports agent (and an avid Phillies fan I may add), he may have been right. Of course, I see the magic number 5 there, the number that represents 'change,' 'movement' and elevation as it is the 5th point that creates pyramidal power from the square of 4.

But, honestly, I stopped watching baseball after the last baseball strike. I no longer worked for the sports agent, and well, that strike just kind of left me without the stomach for the other part of the game that most people did not see when they watched the players take the field. The magic of the game I loved since I was a child has been gone for a while now.

I watched a few innings of Game 4 to see if any of the magic was there, and it still wasn't. Baseball has yet to fix what they broke so many years ago. This story about last night's game was profound to me this morning because I just thought ... "how like life this is. Arn was right."

We are so looking forward to the 'what ifs' and the 'what about ...' that we start manipulating and creating a reality that just gets more and more confusing because we are trying to figure out everything that "could" happen rather than being in the moment and dealing what "is" happening.

With the current Saturn-Uranus opposition in the cosmos around us, we are reminded about "pre-emptive" realities. The minute you start plotting or planning what you do based on the 'what ifs' ... ESPECIALLY if those 'what ifs' include other people or authority figures ... STOP! Stop right there in your tracks and ask yourself these questions:

Why am I really making these plans?
What do I really want to achieve?

Likely the answers will stem from energy sourced in the desire for more personal freedom. Freedom that you do not perceive you can have simply by being who you are. Most of us do not feel we have the "right," "permission" or even "worth" to assume our freedom, so we go about taking freedom through maneuvering the circumstances or people in our lives to "find" our freedom. Sometimes we just bail the situation and "start over" new and think we will have our freedom that way. For a time, perhaps ... but if we do not own our freedom for our own sake, we will forever be in the cycle of trying to "create it."

Issues of freedom will recur several times as the Saturn-Uranus opposition will continue through 2010. Its first "direct hit" of opposition happens on our election day. This first initial "hit" will foreshadow the struggle on a national level we will experience over the next couple of years as we discover just how free we are not AND what we are willing to do about it ... individually and as a collective.

How we define freedom for ourselves and how we define it for others will highlight this conflict we experience. As tropically, the planets are posed as follows: Saturn in Virgo, Uranus in Pisces. Using 'sidereal' or actual astrology, Saturn is in Leo, and Uranus in Aquarius. The "push-and-pull" of the Virgo-Pisces will be played out on our television, played out by people who are asleep and still in the collective unconscious living. The "push-and-pull" of the Leo-Aquarius will be the experience of those who are conscious in their lives ... and its to those I am speaking.

The Leo-Aquarius push-and-pull of the Saturn-Uranus opposition polarity is giving you an opportunity to redefine the authority of Saturn based on your own personal authority. In Aquarius, the individual is an equal part of the collective -- the collective is made up of individuals but the collective is NOT more powerful or has more control than the individual. If the individual chooses to be equal to the collective, the power of Aquarius is that the individual and the collective are equal.

This is not SO in Pisces, where the individual is "lost to" or completely immersed in the collective energies -- without the collective, there is no individual. This is where the majority of energy on the world presently is existing and from which disruption will re-occur until the transition to the truth is enlarged for more and more individuals.

Being a conscious person in this time of this opposition, requires the individual standing-up for those who know that Saturn in Leo means, my authority is "the" authority. The way I see things should be "are" the way they are to be for me ... not caring whether they are that way for anyone else, but for me, this is the truth.

Here in America, our founding documents were in alignment with this belief: all beings are created equal. If this is true, then the collective is NOT greater than the individual. It was not a "majority creates the authority" construct our founding organizers manifested, it was an "individual" is equal until and unless that individual impedes on others the same rights they are choosing to assert.

This is the struggle of the individual and our collective at this time. If you understand this, you can be aware when you must take action to stand up for that individual freedom and equality in all areas of your life: at work, at school, in relationships, in the community, on the street, in Washington D.C., at the Hague, before the G8, the WTO and the IMF.

These shall be some interesting years before us, who's ready?

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

13 October 2008

Aries New Moon's White Rabbit Hunt

Today has been a quest to quiet the choir of voices from the day's global news headlines that ringing choruses of 'futility' in my head ... because, everything our past has taught us to do to adjust, fix, correct or change what we are experiencing is, in truth, futile.
Marching and protesting is futile. What worked in the 60's, isn't going to work. There is no "movement"; there are no leaders; there is no organization.

Violence is not an option ... not just because my non-violent principles, but because the powers that be have all the armaments and legalities in place (FEMA camps and all) to deal with anything of that nature.

The direction we are heading is the direction we are going to go. Like it or not, the collapse is upon us; the "New World Order" is in place, and its just a matter of manifesting it in everyone's everyday reality.
Now, I'm not one of those that think the whole "One World" thing is bad or evil. I actually like the thought of eliminating nation-state designations, and just viewing ourselves as "human" or even more cosmic yet, "beings." But this yucky "New World Order" stuff that is based on greed, oppression and human degradation ... I'm not digging that!

Since I did not have any ideas that were not futile, I took off after the white rabbit this morning. The little bugger came into site while I was checking out my bulletins on MySpace this morning: Here he is, the one that enticed me down this hole:

That bulletin was from my MySpace friend, Musicians Say No! to Bush New World Order. I have not been able to find any independent confirmation of the claims and information in this video, but this is the related website.

This next video I received was in a bulletin from my MySpace friend THINK PEACE WORLD ... This is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom ... notice the emphasis he places on "economics" as the definer of power.

OK ... now for some internal bells and whistles to start going off in my head: enter the Security & Prosperity Partnership of North America (aka "SPP"). The SPP is the embryonic version of the American Union. Check out the website. Earlier this year, nothing before 2006 was on the website. Now there's all kinds of information ... even "facts" to dispell the "myths"! Now you too can start to see how this "New World Order" is coming into being for us here in North America. Lou Dobbs talked about it a few years ago in this news clip:

So, you don't think its happening. Really? The briefings and materials from the 22 April 2008 SPP leader summit indicate that the Partnership is on track for their initiatives to be in full effect by 2010. (Please take note of the 22 April date ... it connects to a future dot.)

Then, a tangential tea party in this headline: "Morgan Stanley gets lifeline, is ready for deals." And why would Mitsubishi invest in Morgan Stanley? To capitalize on the fire-sale of other US banks and financial institutions, of course. The Japanese have recent experience in how to navigate and capitalize on this situation: remember the early 1990's in Japan? This is another interesting NY Times article I read ... the year of this article was written: 2005.

OK, now for the astrological part of the chase ... time to try those mushrooms!

If we step back from our myopic earth point of view to our next largest perspective, using a helio-centric view, Pluto entered Capricorn on Sunday, July 20, 2008. For more insight to Pluto in Capricorn check these out:
The Merriman Market Analyst's Jan. 2K8 presentation: "Pluto in Capricorn"

Blogger.com's AstroTableTalk posts Dharmaruci's 2004 Article (posted in 2006) on the Astrology of 2008-2015.
So, what did happen on July 20, 2008?

George Bush was at his ranch in Crawford, flew to the White House later that day to say good-bye to yet another staff member. Not that interesting. Hmmmmm.

How about this:

1,600,000 human beings participated in the LOVE PARADE in Germany!!! How awesome is that?! What a wonderful thing to have happened over that weekend! From the earth's perspective, the Moon and Neptune were conjunct ... how appropriate for this type of 'love in'! And, NO! the symbolism that it was Germany is not to be overlooked.

And then, what happened? Russia and China finalize a border treaty ... "Correspondents say the deal is the latest sign of warmer ties developing between Russia - a big energy exporter - and China, a big energy consumer." Again, the theme of economic power is everywhere.

From the 7/21/08 White House briefing: "Also today, a U.S. delegation led by the U.S. Trade Representative, Susan Schwab, is meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, along with other major trading nations at a ministerial level meeting in an effort to make progress in the Doha round of global trade negotiations. As you heard President Bush emphasize at the recent G8 meetings, it is critically important that we conclude the Doha round. We want the world to trade freely and we want to make sure markets are open for American agricultural goods, manufacturing goods and also the services that we can provide." (Check out her name: "Schwab"!)

So, that was the view from the Sun, the center of our solar system, our next "bigger picture" perspective as Pluto moved into Capricorn (based on the tropical zodiac on which foundation our entire time sequence is presently based).

But, what about the smaller picture, the more intimate, earth-based view? From our view, Pluto entered Capricorn back in January, went retrograde and has slipped back into Sagittarius for a bit, and will enter Capricorn on 26 November, 2008 (after keying in on the chart for Washington D.C., Pluto will hit 0ÂșCap.0'00 just after 8:00 p.m.).

Then I searched for connections, and this where all this came together for me.

This is a mid-point chart is a combination of two times that seemingly do not have a relevant connection. One time being the day Pluto moves into Capricorn (26 Nov. 2k8), and the other time is 22 April 1864, the date that the Civil War Congress passed the "Coin Act of 1864." (Please take note of the 22 April date. Here's the other dot.)

Visit Astrodienst for your own free chart!

This act was the first time "In God We Trust" was introduced on our money. Things that make you go "hmmmm": If you read the history in the link above, you will notice that the acting Secretary of the Treasury in 1864 was Salmon P. Chase.

But, let's rotate the chart a bit ...

That's better ... does the symbol made by the aspects I highlighted look familiar?

Well, now, almost everything comes back to the Masons, now doesn't it. This image I found on a rather interesting German website about "The Longest Crusade".

I hope you had fun too. Its always kind of fun when you can link everything back to the masons, its kind of reassuring in a way. Much like the Kevin Bacon seven degrees of separation!

Now, I don't know if I have an answer for the calling the feelings of futility agitate deep in my being, but I'm a bit closer to it, I can feel it. Maybe, I'll just encourage you to check out Cynthia McKinney for President. Yes, I know this is not her time because we are not ready for that kind of change, but at least I am, so I will vote for her. Maybe you are too!

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

23 September 2008

Living In Transit ...

Transits are wonderful tools to use, either in planning or in retrospection. In planning, you can gauge the focus of the energy reflected in your chart on any particular day as it relates to you. Of course, you have the "x" factor of how the rest of the world is flowing in reaction or response to your energy, but, at least you can go forward with a certain level of awareness of how you are naturally working on a given day.

The more you study your transits in retrospection, the more you can understand them in present time or in prospecting your activities.

One thing I have noticed is the "whammie" transit. The transit over a planet involved in a quincunx or the "inconjunct". I have written quite a bit about that aspect, as it has proven to me to be one of the most powerful aspects to use in the "awakening" process. A transit over any natal or progressed quincunx of two planets produces a major "A Ha!" moment in almost the life of every person's chart I've worked with, including my own.

Imagine, if you will, a planet such as Mercury (or a stellium like our recent Mars/Mercury/Venus conjunction) being the catalyst to bring two energies within you together who know nothing about how to relate to one another ... scary? or exciting?

Recently, I had that stellium (Mercury/Mars/Venus) hit my Mercury-Moon quincunx. Giving a voice to the mom is how it was realized in my life. What I wasn't prepared for was the fall-out from the universe from the integration of those energies in my life. Giving a true voice to the mom, a wholistic mom, was not something the structures that existed around me were prepared to hear, and they silenced it very dramatically.

The recovery from a transit of the planets involved in a quincunx takes time and patience, let the energies represented by the two planets get to know each other in this new light. Understand it will be a process, and allow yourself to naturally go through the process and give it a bit more patience than you normally would for integration of other, more straightforward transits like squares, oppositions, trines, sextiles, etc. Because if a quincunx is anything, it is not as it first appears.

If its a fast moving transit like the personal planets it is a relatively short period of time before you can realize the full integration of the initial experience. As when the transiting planet hits the other planet in the quincunx, and then you will have the "full experience" of the integration of those two planets as introduced (or triggered) by the transiting energy.

If you have a quincunx in your natal chart or are working with one presently (as reflected in the progressed chart), realize that you cannot fear your own personal integration, your own wholeness. Be ready for and conscious of the transits over the quincunx whammie. And, if you have a "yod" or "finger of God" which is created by two quincunxes with a single planet foci, the transits also include the opposition to the foci planet.

The opportunities that get presented to you during those transits are life changing in the increase of your wholeness and integration. These transits are so important now as we individually and collectively work at becoming more aware, more awake, more conscious. As we as individuals become more, so too does our collective consciousness.

The quincunx aspect has similar energy to Uranus, it is sharp, drastic, surprising, sometimes upsetting, and very rarely is it subtle. A quincunx can be a source of a "blind spot" in your personality or ego, but it can also be the source of your greatest, deepest and most complete understanding of your way of being.

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

29 July 2008

The Deep Shi(f)t

living in midst of it, you sometimes forget the basics.

you find yourself wondering, "just how deep is it going to get?"

well, i take a bit of comfort understanding that pluto has eclipsed the galactic center and we are on a cycle for another 200+ years to our next realignment with our next largest cosmic marker. so, we have already experienced the deep shi(f)t.

that doesn't mean its not going to get uglier ... after all, the last time we experienced this deep alignment was in the late 1770s. here in america, there was a really nasty war or two after that happened, and almost 100 years later, we collapsed ourselves from within through one of the greatest deceptions of political history (e.g., the dissolution of the republic, creation of the new corporate america embattled in our "civil" war).

have you read "the shock doctrine" by naomi klein? i suggest that every person who is interested in the form and structure of our new reality that is being created as we read these words, read that book. to understand how this new structure is establishing itself, what it is sacrificing and what its potential is for creating the reality that we want.

oh, yes, while we are in the deep shi(f)t, you may want to remember, its our shi(f)t, and we can control how it smells and what it contains.

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

25 May 2008

time sequencing

every four years we have (in this 12:60 ratio based time sequence aka calendar system) a 'leap day' ... a day that is supposed to realign us with the cosmos as best it can, but in reality and truth, it fails miserably to do that.

the problem is, that "failure" is calculated and those that know how to manipulate energy use it to their pleasure and whim ... or is it just a coincidence of our collective consciousness/unconsciousness that is merely rhythmically and naturally aligned with the sequence.

i have to believe its the former, despite my rose colored glasses wanting so much the latter to be our reality. the 5 is just so integrated into the structure that controls time/prevailing energy today, its too perfect in the coincidences that the odds of all those things happening randomly just is unfathomable ... perhaps not impossible, just not reasonably logical.

so as i work through these ratios and find their relationship with one another and my reality ... i'm taken back once again to that chakana ... there lies the answer to the mystery yet to be revealed.

chakana ... by business voodoo

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