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!'