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seasteading

Screen shot: Seasteading Institute dot org

 

I must say that, though I wouldn’t have embraced this concept on my own what with all of my misconceptions and my fond attachment to earth under my feet, I am so impressed with this ‘in the zone’ fringe group of people that I am now watching and learning from them – and I wanted you to know.

They care about all of the issues that we care about. Of course, a seastead will require you to let go of a lot of your previous programming (aren’t so many of us ready for that anyway?) and sure, there will be times when life is not all smooth sailing, but editing process/trial and error are how a species gains intelligence.

‘They’ are the Seasteading Institute which recently held a conference hosted by the French Polynesians (oh, just exactly when that parade of FIVE energy archetypes were rolling through the first decan of Cancer a couple of weeks ago…). Polynesians have a lot at stake as sea levels rise…

“We Polynesians are certainly a people of the sea, the first seasteaders…By observing seabirds dipping to recover their fish, the Marquesans calculated the coefficient of penetration in the water of the “head of bird” and thus adapted the paddle…The Polynesians invented the meridians and parallels long before the West developed the chronometer…

“As they settled in the islands they discovered, our ancestors repeatedly showed themselves to be innovative. They also faced the same modern issues: demographic growth, pressure on ecological resources, climate change. They succeeded in overcoming them through their adaptability and rigorous discipline within the community, allowing them to develop specific visions of the management of time and space.
“These values, symbols, and concepts are what we want to revive and promote, to reconcile traditional and contemporary Polynesian societies.”  – Pascal Erhel Hatuuku,
Culture, Tourism and Environment Consultant, Polynesian Tradition Facing Climate Change

 

“As a young Polynesian working in sustainable tourism, I deeply believe that this project is a hope for all our generation, because they [seasteaders] have the same values we do. We do respect our environment. We do think about the future. We do have our mana, our authenticity. So I invite everybody from our generation, because there are so many people who come back from the USA and France with PhDs and Masters, and they don’t know what to do here. So this project of the floating island is a hope for a generation. It’s the hope that we are the millennials, and we are going to change the world.”  – Alexandrine Wan, Sustainable Tourism Expert Sustainable Tourism Development: We Believe in the Mana

 

A Space Station on the Sea – Where the Townstead Meets the Water

Imagine living on a very stable foundation with a group of several hundred people who all care about and pledge to actively sustain a fair and healthy co-existence with the Planet. Each of you has something you can sell or barter in your shop space or a value-service you can undertake for the good of the society; each of you has a home space with all of the basic amenities (and more, depending on your budget). You come and go as you like from your nano-state.

Think about this: the surface of the ocean is the largest solar panel in the world. And then there’s Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion. Aquapreneurs want you to know they ‘got a better offer than you can get on land’…

See if you aren’t hooked within the first five minutes of this comprehensive podcast featuring Joe Quirk. And by hooked, fellow land-lovers out there, I just mean it’s an awfully interesting concept to introduce yourself to. 😉

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This post was brought to you by Sun/Mars in Cancer square Uranus in Aries.

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Steamy June : A Litmus Test

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A Slice of Expectancy – Full moon: 19’ Sagittarius     cypFM10june17
Your June 10th full moon experience was brought to you courtesy of Jupiter and the sector of your personality that is indulgent, most at ease with expansion, needs little prompting to step into new frontiers. For everyone I spoke with, this full moon felt like a rising-to-brimming-over during the days it was growing to fullness, palpable even if there was no singular culmination/revelation event. Somewhat more unusual, though in the text books, a few experienced their FM moment two or three days later.
For those with notable, even significant happenings, the phrase ‘break though’ fit well. It also means that they have birth chart placements within a few degrees of influential resonance to the Sun in Gemini and/or the moon and Saturn rx in Sagittarius and/or stationing Jupiter in Libra. Yes, the taskmaster, Saturn, was on the scene, but he certainly didn’t steal the show.

 

Sizzle and Steam
Mars is now half way through the first decan of Cancer and this is Action Fire in Action Water: not always such a great match here on planet Earth. The warrior likes to advance directly and the crab prefers to side-step. But let’s say you have a situation where it’s best to side-step, take the long way ‘round, acquiesce to an Other’s timetable. If so, know that this combo is on tap for all of us.
The shadow side of Mars in Cancer is passive aggressiveness, irritability, stewing in your own juices – creating an atmosphere that makes scoring anything approaching a cuddle quite difficult. We note that Mars will square Jupiter from the 21st of June, oppose Pluto from June 28th (accompanied at this point by Mercury and within days, joined by the Sun. See new moon note below.) and square Uranus from the 14th of July. The lessons we have learned about our finite energy and how to best use it for getting what we want will be put to real-life testing during this span of time – and there is no need for concern if we remember to FLOW with what feels rational (yes, i am joining these two words here; Cancer can actually do this very well. During this time frame, try it!) and not presuppose a need to defend the ego.

 

Personal Best
The other two personal archetypes – Venus and Mercury – are back at home in Taurus and Gemini. This means that, for all of us, the ways in which we most naturally use our skills in evaluating and relating, in reflection and communicating, are getting a natural lift. Any behavioral changes and project modifications we are trying to implement also get a helpful boost. Need a house/car/art appraisal? Get it now. Planning to polish up the CV and hit the pavement? No time like the present.
At this writing, Mercury is squaring Neptune and that might raise a yellow flag or two. If you are in a position to be duped, you need to hold off but not for long…by the 16th, a hazy perspective is in the rear view mirror. In fact, by the 17th, what we are talking about/promoting/attempting to convert into action meets a response that can’t be charmed or lost in your ‘fine print’ (particularly if you have been doing the duping). There’s an entity or issue that must be satisfied and, as always, it’s not fun but it is definitely in your long-term best interest to have this experience now. Keep this in mind as you consider how to decompress upon arriving back home at day’s end

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cypNM24june17On the 24th of June, we have a new moon in Cancer – mind/body/spirit all settling in for a spell of hibernation…sort of. The Warrior has been banging around in some of the rooms here already and the Trickster/Chatterbox archetype should fully dissolve. Now we are in the mood for far more discreet, selective and meaning-full encounters. The Cancer/Capricorn axis is all about the inner-outer balance of a lifespan: you can’t perform well out there if you don’t refresh and recharge in personal space. This is a universal LAW. Break it at your own risk.
Destiny trines Taskmaster Saturn: perform your skillset/protect your genius in ways the School of Life has taught you with greater ease at this time. Implementing these upgrades will exponentially increase your output. Ignoring these lessons will get you the same old – same old. Who wants that? Take Courage and Go Forth (after a bubble bath and a nap).
Mars’ square to Neptune is full on at this new moon time and will be until the 30th of June. Action that doesn’t support All-One ethics may be rising…Those with mid-degree Scorpio markers (and those of us aware that this transit is flowing) can find themselves in a situation that enables them to operate a version of metaphor akin to the command post on a stealth submarine ship. Very Cool! But what glides into view in the deep murk… appearing through the thick glass, behold Pluto: your worst enemy or healing release (and often both, in a 1-2-punch style). In these times it is more apparent than ever that the winner in these encounters is often still about ‘might equals right.’

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HOWEVER
There is always a flip side for the aware amongst us. Let’s say we want to plant a seed that does lift all boats. Let’s say our Warrior is on fire for a Service-oriented cause. Perhaps we want something that would benefit whoever might move into our Tribe or Clan, like the launch of a new, better fitting and more appropriate system or tradition. Let’s say we want to rebirth an important relationship in fresh soil. Maybe it has become clear that Self-care is the root of all evolution. Yes, this would also be a most excellent time for initiating healing, restitution, a healthier lifestyle, a deeper commitment.

 

The quantum factor between these opposing scenarios is your motivation. Even be it tiny as a mustard seed.

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New Moon: 6 Taurus 27

 

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Rest and Abide

 

Generally speaking, there is a beautiful simplicity to a new moon in Taurus. It’s a call to steer the body into a comfortable position and rest it long enough for the mind to find its matching harmonious frequency: Here there is no clutter, only blissful sufficiency.

 

Since the new moon in Aries 28 days ago, we’ve been called to stake our claim and take on the proverbial plough harness. We should feel tired and we should heed that feeling. Yet, there’s another reason to pause. Just as we must fit our catnaps or zone out times around the demands of life, we will need contemplative time to consider how our grand plan has had to shapeshift for the hard earth of reality. This just can’t be rushed; the mind’s strategic survival structures need time to get the message that it’s really alright to chill out. And then, whilst snoozing or strolling or staring out the window, a ‘fix’ or a peaceful acceptance can come.

 

And so, generally speaking and regardless of any and all matter hitting the fan, the Universe invites you to rest and abide as much as possible. Continue to pace yourself, too, watching that Mars in Gemini doesn’t scatter your energies all over the place, but diversifies the ways in which you progress towards your target.

 

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Meanwhile, we’ve got a longer cycle coming into its 2nd of three passes: Mercury in conjunction with Uranus in Aries…

 

Time flies when you are swamped, right? Since the turning of the year, many of us have determined where our personal energy is best channeled and begun the necessary networking and bridge-work. We are on our way. We’ve been exposed to different points of view and consciously or not, refined our own perspective. Along the way, we may well have had breakthroughs or surpassed our expectations in a particular area of relating to other/s and, in doing so, were impressed with what ‘çame out’ of us. Yes! We navigated best we could between a rock and a hard place, came out on a new ledge…and watched ourselves transform that position using a combination of our own lessons learned (maintaining flexibility) and fixed gaze on our long term goal/s (holding consistent)…

 

And now, over the course of this week, another cycle is rising – A hardwired sequence of thoughts/behaviors/assumptions/prophecies will be forced to a sudden stop. Somehow, lightning strikes and there is suddenly ‘space’…a split second later, there sits a new thought and it blows our mind. Wow! It’s as if what we finally grasp as being True in one area of our life must also hold to be true in a general life-creed sense; like ripples of evolution in all dimensions.

 

Mercury plus Uranus in Aries = shocking, piercing, penetrating, of high art/craft, progressive, authentic, inspired by something greater than Self, life changing. So, sure, you could shout and scream, attack with a knife or enlist a posse to encircle and crush the enemy camp. Certainly, this isn’t gentle energy and you may well be on the receiving end from someone who probably desperately needs some time out. The bottom line is that this energy is on tap for ALL of us even as we must individually wield it. Let’s be Taurus about it: slow to anger, quick to see that this, too, shall pass. Let’s keep on doing our best to apply these symbolic descriptors towards peaceful co-thriving.

 

Wishing you a magical new moon,

 

          weaver

 

 

 

On Cycles

 

Pluto stations retrograde on April 20th opening a tunnel into our approach to the natural cycle of endings and beginnings through September 29. This review may bring to our awareness where we may not be allowing the natural “death” of something to take its course by regenerating in a transformed state. Before change can happen, we need to let go of the old, the tired, the worn out, the dysfunctional. If we can keep everything moving through their natural cycles, we remain constantly refreshed. Pluto’s subtle alchemic process is a quiet, under the radar energetic force that works regardless of how conscious we are of it. The more aware we are, however, the greater traction we may experience in becoming at one with the magical rhythms of the cosmos.  – Gray Crawford (link)

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