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generally speaking, here is where the news that i come across in science, philosophy, mythology, geo-politics and personal experience can blend to fuel our minds and imaginations. the world is a rapidly changing place with many of us feeling that we have one foot in the past, one foot in the present and no clue about our where our feet will be in the future. its my belief that we can find our path by knowing ourselves more clearly, more objectively. individuals are unique blendings of the cultural, familial, educational and aspirational themes they have experienced and perhaps it would be helpful to take stock. what makes you tick and what ticks you off? knowing why you find yourself where you are, knowing more clearly where you genuinely - and realistically - want to go can only begin to happen by taking a good look at You. i aim to take full advantage of the massive amounts of information 'out there' as a springboard for the study and progress of Self. please join in!

New Moon Solar Eclipse: 27 Aquarius 7

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There is a buzzy undercurrent to this new moon solar eclipse for just about any life zone it seeds in the natal wheel. In the days leading up to the conjunction, you may have been feeling something akin to a vacuum, a depression or even the eeriness of the calm before a storm. Some have felt a hint of euphoria, a tingling vibration through the mind and body…Yesterday, I heard someone say, ‘Perhaps I won’t give up just yet…?’

You’re not losing your marbles, just having your hinges rattled. Your emotional center is picking up the kind of static that comes when the Collective Zeitgeist is shifting from one frequency to another. For those with natal points in play, there’s a mega data stream en route – a hand on the radio dial turns and suddenly the speakers are BLARING. Is it a song, a proclamation, a public service announcement or a fixating whisper that feels like it could well deafen your inner child’s ears?

I can’t help but think of Elon Musk’s spectacular Falcon Heavy accomplishment as symbolic of what one might do with this ecliptic energy. In each unique life story touched by this phenomenon, the seed planted in this moment has the potential to make the tough – the impossible – look like a majestic walk in the park. On that note, let’s include the agenda of Saturn in Capricorn, too. There were countless sleepless days and nights of raw intellectual and physical toil with subsequent tearful release, an incessant dream-drive that many found baffling and a waste of time, frightening costs of cash and spirit spent behind the scenes for years that Elon and the many teams aligned under the SpaceX vision endured.

And they would do it all again, without hesitation.

The toothpaste doesn’t go back into the tube once you’ve glimpsed with Sky Sight. Time is not the enemy. Time morphs into your accomplice. Time lets you know how much space you have for each incremental step/phase/budget line item/trial run. Time grants you the authority to know when you’re ready for launch, ready to upcycle, ready to pro-actively manipulate the materials of your passion work.

Since the new moon in Capricorn, I’ve listened to many people say, ‘I am going to DO (this), BE (this), HAVE (this) NOW. And that is easy to understand in these times of instant gratification. But this mentality is self-sabotage. Nothing enduring happens in an instant – not even the comprehensive grasping of (this) in your mind’s eye.

For those who have faithfully continued showing up to The Grindstone, know that you have truly earned at least a mini-break…don’t dismiss the invitation and here’s why: this new moon moment signals the imminent arrival and docking of Spaceship Genius for those intentionally aligning their heart and mind. It signals the pro-active upcycling of the minds and materials that constitute your reality . The crew – metaphoric and of flesh and blood – brings rich supplies for the months and years to come. On behalf of those I know who are putting in the effort, I am positively giddy with expectation. Hold on tight!

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Want to know in which life zone this new moon energy is best directed for YOU? Just ask! There’s no charge for those who take the initiative so don’t be shy.  🙂

 

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Sunday Surfing: Jupiter in Scorpio

For some time, Jupiter has been increasing its broadcasting frequency range in Scorpio (nowadays, its booming forth from underneath Everywhere!) and there is the obvious overlap with Pluto in Capricorn (one of our baseline chords). Collection here is based on key word-imagery employed. While some of these ‘waves’ are indeed illuminating the sabotage of the sheeple, its not all doom and gloom. The most personally applicable examples here offer universal pointers for evolution along the true Power Path.

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On The Myth of Economic Growth…  ‘Perhaps because the movement found its voice through people’s dissatisfaction following economic crisis, many confuse degrowth with the idea of ‘unsustainable degrowth’, which is often synonymous with economic recession and social instability. On the contrary, the core of ‘sustainable degrowth’ is the concept of ‘progress’, but a progress not related to an increase of the GDP, large-scale production, or over-consumption. As Tim Jackson puts it, ‘Every society clings to a myth by which it lives. Ours is the myth of economic growth’. And exactly this is the myth that the degrowth movement seeks to demystify. (source)

 

“Illinois is like Venezuela now, a fiscally broken state that has lost its will to live, although for the moment, we still have enough toilet paper.
But before we run out of the essentials, let’s finally admit that after decade upon decade of taxing and spending and borrowing, Illinois has finally run out of other people’s money.” John Kass (source)

 

Vehicles of Profound Transformation –  Fear, grief and despair are uncomfortable and are seen as signs of personal failure. In our culture we call them “negative” and think of them as “bad.” I prefer to call these emotions “dark,” because I like the image of a rich, fertile soil from which something unexpected can bloom. Also we keep them “in the dark” and tend not to speak about them. We privatize them and don’t see the ways in which they are connected to the world. But the dark emotions are inevitable. They are part of the universal human experience and are certainly worthy of our attention. They bring us important information about ourselves and the world and can be vehicles of profound transformation. – Miriam Greenspan (source)

 

Replacement Wheels for the Bicycle of our Mind
Here’s the story we’ve been telling ourselves about AI for decades: it’s man versus machine, creators versus their creation, a ball of wrinkly meat versus a smooth block of silicon. Whether it’s our immediate worries about AI (machines stealing your job, self-driving cars making deadly mistakes, autonomous killer drones) or the more far-fetched concerns about AI (taking over the world and turning us all into pets and/or paperclips), it all comes from the same root fear: the fear that AI will not share our human goals and values. And what’s worse, we’ve told ourselves that our relationship between ourselves and our AI is like a chess game: Zero-sum – one player’s win is another player’s loss…
For the last few decades, the story of AI has been one of a rising hero – or is it of a rising villain? In 1997, an AI beat Garry Kasparov at chess, and in 2011 and 2016, AIs beat the world’s top humans at Jeopardy! and Go. And now, many fear that AI will take over our jobs, or even take over humanity itself.
Meanwhile, the story of IA (Intelligence Augmentation) has been one of a tragic fall. Starting out strong with Doug Engelbartο’s Mother of All Demos, the idea of IA has slowly been forgotten, as technology shifted from tools for creation and more towards tools for consumption. Someone stole the wheels off the bicycle for our mind.
But now, these two story threads may be starting to wrap together, forming a new braid in history: AIA – Artificial Intelligence Augmentation. IA can give AI the human partnership it needs in order to remain aligned with our deepest goals and values. And in return, AI can give IA some new replacement wheels for the bicycle of our mind. – Nicky Case (source)

 

How to Understand Your Gender – another great book by Dr. Meg-John Barker,
writer, therapist, and activist-academic specialising in sex, gender and relationships. See the launch discussion here.

 

‘What will you and I do about the 21 trillion dollars missing from US government accounts? What’s going on? Where is the money? How could this happen? How much has really gone missing? What would happen if a corporation failed to pass an audit like this? Or a taxpayer?
This means the Fed and their member banks are transacting government money outside the law. So are the corporate contractors that run the payment systems. So are the Wall Street firms who are selling government securities without full disclosure.
Would your bank continue to handle your bank account if you behaved like this? Would your investors continue to buy your securities if you behaved like this? Would your accountant be silent? … we must know US financial law and know about previous struggles to enforce US laws about finance.’ – C.A. Fitts (source)

 

On Getting Both Sides of an Issue since 1987: You’re on Your Own
The Fairness Doctrine [repealed in 1987] required that TV and radio stations holding FCC-issued broadcast licenses to (a) devote some of their programmings to controversial issues of public importance, and (b) allow the airing of opposing views on those issues. This meant that programs on politics were required to include opposing opinions on the topic under discussion. Broadcasters had an active duty to determine the spectrum of views on a given issue and include those people best suited to represent those views in their programming. That meant you had to relay both sides of an issue. (source)

 

The Square and the Tower; Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power: an interview with Niall Ferguson spanning history and its implications in the present that I found fascinating. (youtube link)

 

My Greatest Freedom   As we meet life as it presents itself and rest in the unknown, then the magic of knowing or receptivity can bubble forth. The Earth is the essence of being receptive. It carries and preserves all things that live and move upon it, without expectation. Maybe like the Earth, we too can learn that we no longer need to use force to make life as we wish it but, can meet it on its own terms, being receptive to its ever-changing ebbs and flows. To live in this way does not necessarily mean one is always passive. When it becomes necessary to act, one does so, but without ego and without any attachment to the results. The ‘Receptive’ can be very active in its ‘form-building’ aspect. This includes bringing much needed reforms into the world.
If I am blocked from moving forward and I accept this, I comfortably adapt and cease fighting. I simply wait and see if the situation changes and act accordingly. I can even feel ego and fear melt away, so that my experience of internal conflict drops away, even if my situation has conflict in it in my external world. Most of all, I begin to see that my greatest freedom is to not let external events control my internal state of consciousness. Perhaps, this is the greatest freedom of all.– Jim Sher   (source)

 

This is about our System’s Imbalances…
‘…what we need to be talking about is the crisis in masculinity, the crisis of extreme masculinity which is this sort of behaviour and the fact that it is not only ok but it is represented by a man…there are many, maybe not to that degree, but does it have to be to that degree? …This is a gender disfunction. and the other thing it is, is a public health issue. This isn’t about one man’s crimes against women. This is about our system’s imbalances, our system’s gender crisis. And we have to act on this. We have to turn this on its head. We can’t allow this to continue because what it means is that vulnerable people will continue be preyed upon…’  Emma Thompson ( youtube link)

 

Math & Science versus Feeling:
In mathematics and physical sciences, a nonlinear system is a system in which the change of the output is not proportional to the change of the input. Therefore, nonlinear problems are of great interest to engineers, physicists, and mathematicians because most systems are inherently nonlinear in nature such as weather, climate, disease, and life itself. Nonlinear systems often appear to be chaotic, unpredictable or counterintuitive. This is beyond the imagination or understanding of the average individual. Hence, this stands in opposition to the much simpler linear system which the average individual understands. This is why most theories are based upon whatever trend is in motion will stay in motion.
The fundamental analysis fails every time because it is trying to reduce the market behavior to a linear theory of simplistic logic. If people fear banks and government, some will buy stocks, others property, and still others gold. Each will buy whatever they “feel” most comfortable with. The trend is to sell public assets and move to private, yet all will benefit.
Fundamental analysis is therefore worthless because what moves a market is “belief” not logic. That is why real traders coined the phrase: Buy the rumor but sell the news! It does not matter what the fundamentals are if the people believe something, the markets will move accordingly even when that rumor turns out to be false. (source)

 

I think if you just pick a day of the week, you’ll have like a different faction of people who are either mad at you or super happy that you said something about somebody they hate online. You know, because it all coalesces around hate. They have this victim fantasy, that everybody is coming for conservative white people, and of course the truth is it’s exactly the opposite… – Jesse Farrar (source)

 

An explosive slap on the face for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. LOVED this BLATANT example!

A listing of U.S. anti-Russia ‘think tanks’ (aka lobby groups) (link) funded by:
Latvia’s Defense Ministry, George Soros, Airbus, Google, Boeing, Raytheon, General Dynamics and DynCorp, L3, Vencore, CACI, Mantech, NATO, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon Company,The UK Foreign Office, Ukrainian World Congress, the US Air Force, Navy, Army and Marine Corps, Northrop Grumman, FireEye, Bell Helicopters, BAE , USAID, the US State Department and the Department of Defence, National Endowment for Democracy, US Mission to NATO, NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division

 

Empire is coloured neither blue nor red, it is silent until it isn’t, and it is always deadly.   – Gordon White

 

The Moment
by Margaret Atwood
The moment when, after many years
of hard work and a long voyage
you stand in the centre of your room,
house, half-acre, square mile, island, country,
knowing at last how you got there,
and say, I own this,
is the same moment when the trees unloose
their soft arms from around you,
the birds take back their language,
the cliffs fissure and collapse,
the air moves back from you like a wave
and you can’t breathe.
No, they whisper. You own nothing.
You were a visitor, time after time
climbing the hill, planting the flag, proclaiming.
We never belonged to you.
You never found us.
It was always the other way round.

 

Super Full Moon Lunar Eclipse: 11 Leo 37

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If you live in Cyprus, the eclipse begins at 12:50pm and is exact at 3:30pm.

‘Everybody comes into the world naked and the rest is just drag.’  – RuPaul

 

Release and Refuel
Our thoughts are on forward momentum; we seek the smartest means of navigating the diversity of relationships and value systems in which we perform our roles, pay our dues, extract our measure of reward. That’s good and necessary because some of the behavior patterns circling your storyline have reached their orbital phase for spin-off. In some area of life, your investment might feel like its evaporating into thin air. Is this about you or about them? The full super moon in Leo says, ‘let’s make it about ME!’

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If you can hear your inner roar, if you feel the prick of hunger, you are on to something truly authentic and worthy of your full attention. Nourishment is found in shameless  jan eclipse 2018appraisal and appreciation of the Self in the Here and Now (that may be a two-column exercise). It’s important to point out that what we discover about our identity – and about our level of synchronicity with those watching us/interacting with us – has some rather deeply rooted origin links and translating what we now realize into the realm of reality is going to take some time. That’s just fine; we’ve got Time.

You are being offered a chance to See Your Character in live performance…where might you feel brave enough to improvise, to change the back beat in your solos? What would make you happier in these matters? Who could you make happier by displaying openly the pleasure that they bring you?

In a couple of weeks, we’ll process the feedback from these days. But Now is important for spontaneous play; for celebrating that which motivates you; for on-the-spot, under the hot lights tweaking of your gift/skill sets in heart-led ways. Release and Shine. Repeat.

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More on Time: Scene X, Take 2

 

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