New Moon: 4 Gemini 47

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All that the mighty oak is now was once contained in the little acorn.

At new moon times we can maximize access to untapped potential. We have an idea/wish/dream that we would like to see become a reality…but that process is a lot easier said than done. The timing has to be right, as do the collaborators, assistants, the network, the delivery, those who cover our normal responsibilities when we just have to stay in the zone a little bit longer.

We use a lot of farming metaphors because everyone has generally understood how to apply them to their unique situation. My idea/wish/dream is the symbolic seed; I must (insert farmer chore here) for that seed or it will never happen.

And it still may not happen: that’s a possibility in what is yet to be. But just as the seas obey her tug, so the moon can indicate to us carbon-based folks the wise/wiser/wisest times to launch from the mental to the material plane.

This new moon is in Gemini and that means our mental processes and activities can encapsulate our heart’s desire as pertains to our society, our mode of interaction/learning/teaching, our handiwork, our family members and very close friends, our locale. It means we should be ready to make choices; to be flexible in thought, word and deed; to avoid the temptation to be duplicitous or two-faced; to contemplate our ability to sustain the necessary effort. You must measure which of your wishes would do well in this energy mix and select that one.

A Critical Degree

4’Gemini is a ‘crisis’ degree point, indicating that our environment is provoking a response-wish in us, no matter what else is going on. This makes me picture many little whirls of ‘conversational energy’ being magnetically drawn towards and into the formation of a somewhat singular, megawhirling mindset; the purposeful seeding of an altered zeitgeist. I am not thinking of something so big as a tornado (!); I see this as a community-based phenomenon at the moment, though as like attracts like, these various community-whirls could eventually morph into something regional, national, global.

Back to the Farm…

Ruler of the moon is Mercury, currently just inside the 2nd decan of Taurus. And not to complicate things, but…the moon is exalted in Taurus. This means that, except where necessity forces otherwise, our emotional center (symbolised by the moon) is the root food source of all mercurial energy being grown – and that center is enveloped by the Gemini (Mercury) sun. In English, this means: We are hungry for facts/solutions/mental platforms that we can use to construct a stable dwelling place for our hearts. There is an Arabic proverb (that I spent waay too much time trying to find for you, to no avail) that goes something like, ‘the woman is the central support beam that holds up the house’. Likewise, our emotional well-being is the central support beam of our Personhood. Important stuff!

Taurus rules the throat and voice, Self-possession, physical security and material gain. We could see the most shy amongst us make a seed-decision about how and where to step up and be heard; those who have used print exclusively to share ideas and network could start podcasting to accomodate commuters. The Muse will visit artists with songs that become the peoples’ anthems and visual installations that magically capture exactly how The Group feels.

A Reminder About Jack’s Beanstalk

A Gemini seedling is FAST, so we better keep a watchful eye on it. There may be a need to prune sucker shoots and limbs often in near-future developmental stages to insure a sturdy stalk and upward evolution that we can maintain responsibly. Crucially, we must face the reality that we will reap what we sow. If we are paying careful attention, the quality we are after will show itself – or not – very, very soon. Either way, oh how much we will have learned! And that’s important, too.

–          weaver

 

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On Cycles…

An orientation of loving is rooted in a fundamental trust in the intelligence of the soul or psyche, that it knows what it needs for healing and wholeness to come in its own time. Outgrown behaviors or stances did serve their purpose for a time and should be honored for their roles in our lives. Good or bad, they bring us to this present moment which is curiously the only time in which things seem to happen. When we’re able to be exactly where we are and how we are, and in the present with that reality, things can change, move and flow in time.  – Erika Jones (source)

 

 

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On the Art of: Living in the Now

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If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you’ve come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.  – ancient aboringinal saying

 

 

 

 

 

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Of (Miraculous) Principles and (Unproven) Laws

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(Above: Ice Age art depicting a man being hunted by a beast)

Archetype energies are as ancient as the first humans. They have shifted and morphed through the eras, reflecting the hierarchies of people-groups as they struggle to maintain and elevate their existence and celebrate their identities. The Individual carries their own interpretation of these ‘templates’, linked to the group by geological, cultural and genetic ties.

Symbolism and symbolic language express these archetypes via the systems en vogue;

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they are a part of all cultures through all times, aiding the one and the many to make order and sense of perceived circumstance and instilling lessons for creative living. It is through this universal language of stories, songs and art that we communicate essence, separate hypotheticals and grasp our bottom line.

We are familiar with folk tales, proverbs, mantras and parables. These stories and sayings are specifically created to prompt the mind’s eye to seeing beyond the immediate experience, to elevate our mental view in spite of ‘the clutter’. The terms may sound archaic these days but their genre continues to be ever-present.

In a big and highly effective way over the last two decades, I think that rap music has been a venue for sharing archetype energies as experienced through modern city and urban-dwelling people. It will always be the poets and musicians, artists and philosophers that naturally distill the current energy experience and I feel I saw that so clearly within this musical culture. The themes in rap first ‘exploded’ with the violence, anger and pain of everyday living conditions, a sense of helplessness in the System. Then the Ego regrouped and survival became the formation of a few groups sharing tales of gang against gang. Some musicians had multiple scuffles in clubs, some iconic personalities ended up dead, others went to court; paparazzi made sure we heard all about it. The scene appeared to simply tread water, so to speak, for a while and then I began to hear about a few musicians writing lyrics and producing rap that spoke about not accepting a broken system – and rebuilding a better reality because we have the right to a better reality.  Iconic personalities began subtly but steadily changing the projected lifestyle and agenda of the culture-set. It was a micro-journey of the perpetual macro-archetype interplay.

Energy never dies, it just changes form 

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Sure, positive and negative energy exists in every culture-set – but it’s crucial to your human experience to make sure you catch the shift when better channels open up in your world. By stepping into that shift, you make a free-will choice: you change the form of energy in reality. After all, you are a unit of energy; you have antennae and you know what you like and don’t like.

An underlying truth about humanities’ ability – and desire – to recognise, categorise and show due respect to archetype energies speaks to a universally imbedded spirituality. No matter what culture and country you live in, you are in a continual state of gauging your Self in relation to others where you live, work, and play and in relation to the physical world of Nature. Your agenda determines how you will use the data you glean. It could well be that spirituality is, in fact, an intrinsic part of the will to survive. It’s looking like the studies of physics, neurology and medicine are creeping towards that idea.

It stands to reason, then, that humanity has created systems specifically designed to read and express these energies as they ebb, flow and surge. A usable system for the 21st century allows the Individual opportunity to expand without sacrificing personal/group belief systems or constraining free will. We have such a system that was in disciplined use long before this or that major religion or political/economic doctrine was influencing large geo-linked groups. It’s purpose is never to compete or judge, but rather to reflect.

A Working Space

Time passes, bringing in and sweeping away trends. Astrology scholars and students just keep taking notes through it all and how cool is this?: There is a consistent pattern in the location of planetary bodies that speaks to the quality of energy in play. As above, so below and vice versa. It would appear that our inspired tales of morality, our interpretation of the struggle between ‘good’ and ‘evil’ and wherein we stand, are somehow, some way, linked to a pre-existing set of spinning bodies in our universe.

I have no answers as to how this came to be any more than scholars of any of the major religions can tell you how certain miraculous principles form the foundation of their salvation-belief system. I have no theory, even, as some scientists have for unproven laws that somehow work and underpin research. All I can say is that I see it every day at work and you can, too. Studied by the individual, genuine Astrology provides a working space for awareness, reflection and focused action.

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I am aware of how some readers will react to this post. That’s a part of the energy at play in our era. You can scroll down and constructively engage or you can click off. If you made it this far, you’re clearly invited to investigate!

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Thoughts & Questions Welcome 

Please SHARE your favorite story, parable, mantra, song, proverb, etc. I’d like to collect them in a dedicated section of this site. 🙂

Fascinating links:

Art works up to 30,000 yrs old: http://www.crystalinks.com/petroglyphs.html and http://www.ancient-wisdom.co.uk/caveart.htm

Recent findings from fMRI science: how the brain reflects emotional state http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/telegraphchristmasappeal/4348791/Charity-appeal-how-brain-scans-show-the-trauma-of-war.html   http://www.apa.org/research/action/scan.aspx