Full Moon: 22 Cancer 27′

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Wouldn’t it be nice if there were rules for living as simple as the rules for driving. I am thinking of the 4-way stop. Should two cars meet at the same time, the rule is that the driver to the right has the right-of-way. Should four cars meet at once, then somebody eventually takes the lead and the scene clears in an orderly fashion. This full moon energy, however, might feel a little more like ‘playing chicken’ at that intersection but we can avoid collision – or at least high speed collision – if we consciously decide to survey the elemental terrain beyond the hype that the first month of a new year can bring.

Breaking it Down

A ‘grand square configuration’ is made up of two oppositions. It may be tricky to pick it all apart now, but it is. Bear with me on this somewhat wobbly analogy…

Lets say these drivers have been aware of one another and their pending meet-up, even if only in some abstract sort of way. There’s unavoidable magnetism, welcome or not.

So, one of these two sets of drivers at the 4-way has been been heading towards this junction for some weeks now and in car 1, we have your ego and how freely it can move and stretch in relation to car 2: all the other people and institutions/groups you interact with, from the obligatory to the recreational.

Car 1 has that really cool flip switch that turns on the rocket fuel and we all (should) know by now how hard it is to think (or drive well, for that matter) when the g-forces have your head pinned to the neck support in a frightful glory. It is extremely important for us to know just how powerful our car really is: this is a year where you will have to find times and places to let it rip. Note that the pros go out to a desolate strip and put themselves through time trials and/or stunt work in prep for the real thing. Find your comparable outlet.

Car 2 is full of …well, its big and full! Think: a packed double decker. Not necessarily everyone/every theme that got on the bus in 2016 will still be a riding by end of 2017. At this moment in Time, you are called to allow your instincts to be tempered and channeled by your highest beliefs. As the abstract morphs into a clear target: If it hurt none, do. And keep this in mind: these 2 cars (which i think by now, we have determined are a fabulous set of your kind of wheels and a double decker bus) are scheduled to repeat this confrontation over the coming months. This is a primary axis of action for 2017.

The second set of cars (Mac trucks, more likely) are coming to the 4-way from very specific points; they are, or are an important part of, your ongoing Emotional Security/Practical Real-world Security axis and right now, the polarity of this spectrum hits you from within and without – and this is upsetting to both the Capricorn and the Cancer archetypes.

These two generally work very well together; they’ve been meeting up continuously since ancient times and know well the wisdom of compromise or, at least, truce. You, too, must find a way to cradle the child whilst plowing the field. Or to continue with our wobbly analogy, light staccato horn blows, flashing hazard lights and an endearing grin (as you swerve and dodge best you can around and through that 1st set of cars) directed straight through your windshield to that other Mac truck driver. Priorities are exactly that. Some thing or some relationship reaches a culmination point and both Lights will make clear your options for a continued secure course.

So…its a packed 4-way intersection and yet its component parts are not of the same frequency or duration. If you are feeling bombarded or overwhelmed, breaking it down can be so helpful. What is meaningful sound and what is static? What is clearly intrinsic to you and what is passing through?

– weaver

 

 

Personalised Energy Coaching     weaver@neptuneandtheoak.com

In The News Now…

Sally Kohn at TED@NCY, Bill Gates and Bill Clinton in a Wired interview, the U.S. Department of Defense, Delaine Moore and a new Edge Series on Big Data.

Within these diverse topics, there are common themes. In fact, these are quite BIG themes that are morphing day by day. See if you can discern them. Below find excerpts and tasters (yes, lets call them clues :)) from around the web followed by some closing commentary.

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Sally Kohn says, “To me, emotional correctness is about how to preserve political correctness while also scratching a layer deeper and trying to find real compassion and connection with each other. I think we’ve always needed that, but damn do we need it right now. The insults getting hurled back and forth from both sides of the political aisle are insane and it boils down to an incredibly divided country. We forget we’re actually all on the same team. That’s what a nation is! It’s one big team, for crying out loud!

Wired journalist, Steven Levy, shares excerpts on a Clinton/Gates interview that relate…how the U.S. might see itself in the global arena… ‘…The foundations are at the forefront of a new era in philanthropy, in which decisions—often referred to as investments—are made with the strategic precision demanded of business and government, then painstakingly tracked to gauge their success…Gates demands metrics to show that his investments are getting results. “I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition,” he wrote in this year’s annual progress report.”

‘Clinton stated: “We have laboratories of innovation all over the world: How much do we spend on health care compared to what the two highest-rated systems—Germany and France—spend? What are the Chinese really good at? .. What’s their weakness? …What are the Indians really good at? ..Is there a way we can help each do the other? …If you believe we’re living in an interdependent world, then we should be trying to build a future of shared success and responsibility.”

And one more quote from Gates: “Historically, privacy was almost implicit, because it was hard to find and gather information. But in the digital world, whether it’s digital cameras or satellites or just what you click on, we need to have more explicit rules—not just for governments but for private companies. There are legitimate reasons for the government to watch what’s going on, particularly with nuclear and biological weapons. So it’d be nice if there was a way that some part of the government that we really trusted was looking at that information. Right now, people are going, “Oh my gosh!” and you wonder—did they not think anything was going on? But it’s probably good there is now an explicit conversation.”

Steven Aftergood reports from FAS: Pentagon Drone Programs Taper Off (and New Military Doctrine). ‘The FY 2014 budget request included $2.3 billion for research, development, and procurement of unmanned aerial systems, a decrease of $1.1 billion from the request for the fiscal year 2013… “Annual procurement of UAS has gone from 1,211 in fiscal 2012 to 288 last year to just 54 in the proposed FY14 budget,” according to a recently published congressional hearing volume.

For a bit of ‘wow!’,  read about how Delaine Moore ‘just flew back from Ottawa where I was on the set of a movie being made about my life.    That’s right – a movie.   And it’s about me, little ol’ me — a former stay-at-home mom, whose entire world was so pulverized by divorce and infidelity six years ago she could barely even drag herself out of bed.’

Edge.org has just launched a new series, Whats New in social science. I will be trying to keep up with it, for sure. Sendhil Mullainathan, Professor of Economics, Harvard, starts us off: “The observation is that data sets are getting bigger, and bigger, and bigger in a fundamental way. As the size of data grows, what does this imply for social science? For how we conduct the business of science? “We’ve known big data has had big impacts in business, and in lots of prediction tasks. I want to understand, what does big data mean for what we do for science? Specifically, I want to think about the following context:  You have a scientist who has a hypothesis that they would like to test, and I want to think about how the testing of that hypothesis might change as data gets bigger and bigger. So that’s going to be the rule of the game. Scientists start with a hypothesis and they want to test it; what’s going to happen? …”

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So…Catching a pattern or two here? Key themes are popping up all over the place in the macro news if we look for them and guess what? Their essence indicates where energy can flow in our micro environment.

There was much discussion and sharing over the last few weeks leading up to an astral conjunction – and each contributor had a somewhat different take. And that was a good thing: the ways in which energy can manifest via an archetype through a specific spectrum are numerous. In the case of a conjunction, we needed to imagine the blending of two.

Archetype Venus (relationships based on a currency valued by all parties involved) and archetype Pluto (relationships based necessarily on empowering drives) merged, mingled and separated within the parameters of spectrum Capricorn (building/sustaining structures for exchange, particularly in the public domain).

But it’s not over now. The initial ‘ping’ of contact gave launch to actions that will continue to utilize this combo. Whether in the macro or our micro-world, that ping could have come like a rude alarm clock going off or as the surprising easiness of a supposedly difficult conversation.

Its good to take a look around the world for examples of this ping, to identify the energy at work and consider its quality. Its good because the exercise expands your mind’s eye as to possibilities that could be applicable in your own journey. How did ‘they’ out there – and how did you right here – handle it? What’s the next wise move? Lessons abound when our agility with symbolism is limber.

Try reading, listening and watching with your archetype ears and eyes to enhance your co-creating fields of work and play.

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I received this post this morning and thought it so appropriate to the energies moving at the moment. And so I share it with you. If you think metaphorically, symbolically, this is a brilliant analogy for co-creating wisely now.
Air (thoughts), water (emotions), and fire (action) need grounding (earth) to complete a meaningful circuit. Pursuits that have no structure will fail. Relational perceptions that don’t bear fruit will have to be admitted as false.
It sounds so obvious when you read it like that…but it’s possible to be in a situation like this, to feel an injury of some sort, and not remember that you can slip into neutral and have a private chat with yourself. You can carve out a few minutes of your day to ground.
If you are physical, work out hard and then re-think. Also, and if you aren’t so physical, use paper and pen and take notes/draw objects such as ladders or graphs while you think in structural terms and fill in the images.

Purposefully channel your sensitive issues into a structured representation and visualize the circuit closing.

The Spiritual Path

In the above image, we see the Theotokos of Vladimir, an image of the mother of God with the Christ child. The icon is a version of Eleusa (tenderness): the Christ child snuggles up to his mother’s cheek [1]. The image is surrounded by a golden light, expressing divine illumination. Carl Jung tells us that presence of Mary betokens the sacred quaternity. Jung says:

“The old philosophers of nature represented the Trinity, inasmuch as it was “imaginata in natura”, as the… “spiritus,” or volatilia,” viz., water, air and fire” (Carl Jung, 1938, p. 76)

The holy trinity is the father, son, and the holy spirit. Beyond the holy trinity there lies a fourth archetype: wholeness is unified through knowledge of the Divine Mother. The Quaternary adds a fourth aspect to the Trinity. In spiritual symbolism, the fourth aspect is represented by the divine mother. Jung adds:

“The fourth constituent on the other hand…

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