What Would A Jupiter Archetype Do?

I opened a webpage this morning and couldnt help but wryly smile and nod at a quote from John Brockman in Der Spiegel:

“We are at the beginning of a revolution. And what we hear from the mainstream is: “Please make it go away.”

Yes. That’s how I am feeling today. Now, to be fair, the first part of that quote is, “The great questions of the world concern scientific news,” and he would probably be annoyed at being referenced in a blog that discusses astrology and other immeasurable pursuits in science-arts. That’s ok; it’s still a nice springboard. From my perspective, the great questions of the world concern not only science but also ethics, philosophy, religion and economics and they are all in the cauldron on the hearth fire of the macro cosmos, a great simmering mess mix, and the steam settling on the micro level often leaves one with no appetite whatsoever. Aren’t we due for a pit stop?

You know, there is the image people have of you and then there is the actual ‘you’. The image that I (and probably you) project is a mostly unconscious veneer of positive, approachable personableness. And I consider this projection to be valid: it is your character, your personality, finding its way through your journey’s experiential history book out into the world of the material System wherein we are conditioned from birth to ‘play well with others’ and master an understanding of our place in the hierarchy. People think I am great. 🙂 They don’t imagine that I have any problems, or at least not any big ones. I seem to have my stuff together. I love this. In so many of my interactions, its crucial that others perceive me as fully present and attentive to their situation exclusively. Its my job and I take it seriously. 99% of the time, I love my job.

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But I think it may also be part of my job to remind others that this veneer is not a true representation of my reality all the time. Yes, I do know what is going on, for the most part. Yes, I can see the flow of energies and yes, I do generally live in the stream. But guess what…sometimes the stream changes tempo without warning even for people that have a good map – otherwise lessons and gifts wouldn’t sink in so well, you know? There is no crystal ball. There is, however, break time!

A Good Laugh at ‘Perfection’

A few days ago, I was giving a Here and Now reading to two women who have been friends for a long time; they wanted to be present for the other’s reading, too. We sat together at the dining room table. (I should also relay that both in this island’s culture and in my personality, the idea of a strict 30 minute or hour reading is just not going to happen. It takes as long as it takes, to a great degree, for several reasons, not the least of which is that English is not the mother tongue of most of the people here. And you know how one answer can open up ten more questions..!) Long story short, in this relaxed setting one of them said, well, I would like to know what you would do if you were me – then they both started laughing – as she continued that I, of course, wouldn’t have any problems to deal with. Then it was my turn to laugh. I said that I certainly had my issues to deal with. I pointed out that a common recurring theme for her was kind of similar to one of mine. I explained a little bit about the way I was working on it and then showed her the tailor-made method that her wheel was offering. There was an ah-ha moment and the two women beamed at each other. For a moment, they just stared and nodded at one another, clearly thinking about details that hadn’t been shared with me. A plan was forming. I smiled and moved the reading on. But the look on their faces when they realised – on a conscious level – that my life wasn’t ‘perfect’ either stayed with me. Now, we are consciously all in this experience together and it brings mutual appreciation and respect.

It happens all the time to me; maybe it happens to you, too: an incidental proof that My Life and what I project are by no means consistently one and the same. Overall, I think its a good thing for us to be able to compartmentalise appropriately. Can you imagine the alternative? Initially, my ego was quite chuffed that these women had me on a kind of ‘graceful survivalist’ pedestal. But to let them continue thinking that this was an accurate picture of me all the time would have been a sin – on all three of us.

Nobody’s life is perfect. Ah, before that spontaneous ‘duh’ comes to mind, think about the people you would categorise as having a perfect life…oodles of money, a great faith, star status, perhaps a natural skill or gift…And think about why that is. It is very

Credit: Riaann Badenhorst

Credit: Riaann Badenhorst

important that each of us has a person or persons that we admire and aspire to be like. Its a fundamental universal application of archetype hierarchy. As DVF likes to say, ‘The success of every woman is the inspiration for another’. Just remember that it’s all relative, its all a matter of perspective, and fairly often, its a matter of the artful use of smoke and mirrors. For the ones that give you a positive influence, remember them in your thoughts and/or prayers. Me, I am lighting a candle for each of my role models today and wishing them strength and peace. I am also going to light a candle for myself, come to think of it.

Now here’s the thought I want to leave with you: more than likely, YOU are that positive influence in someone’s life. Remember that to maintain your shine, you must take an occasional time-out to pamper the Real Whole You, imperfections and all. You can recharge/reflect/heal/edit – and thus avoid conking out while on stage.

And on to The Astrology…

There is so much Fire and Air! You should read this as Action, Advanced MentalExchanges and a desire for Fun & Games. We have the Sun, Venus and Mercury skipping through Sagitarreous – this is brilliant party energy no matter what dragons we haven’t figured out how to defeat as of yet. We have the slowly separating vibrations of the full moon in Gemini: a tidal wave of thoughts and ideas either coming at us for integration or that we are projecting. Now, Sagittarius energy is famous for hoof-in-mouth syndrome so try to think before you speak. In this festive environment, it might seem impossible to hurt another’s feelings but we have Chiron (representing a painful experience meant to make us wiser), just going direct, in Pisces and that means we are All vulnerable. The overriding message here, however, is NOT to let a painful incident stop us in our tracks. Make a note of it for your next pit stop, by all means, but keep moving and grooving. Yes, this also means fake it ’til you make it, if need be.

Keep expanding, experiencing, interacting and partying. These are heady days meant for higher networking; in a seeming paradox, it is the exchanges you have with others that will produce the fuel/the take-away message/the impetus that can be optimally channeled into defining, growing and maintaining your autonomy and self fulfillment.

For a more personal look, contact me on elemental.living@yahoo.com

 – weaver

The Light, The Dark and the Line Between

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For millennia, Saturn’s placement in space has indicated the archetype energy concerned with structure. Structures that range from bones to buildings to institutions and organisations as well as hierarchy, responsibilities and rewards in relationships are all included in this yang/creative/male provenance. Learning to live according to the universal ideal of ‘sound structure’ is a key part of personal evolution. On October 5th, Saturn moved from the influence of Libran issues to the influence of Scorpion issues.

Some of us will have sensed the shift more than others but the overall energy will permeate parts of all of us over the course of these next few years. Throughout this phase, each of us will experience situations where the opportunity to learn more about ourselves and others will be either offered or insisted upon within this specific range of focus.  This will probably be uncomfortable at times but a determined attitude to want the very best for ourselves can be the guide that sees us through. After all, that’s the

Wishing Bridge

Wishing Bridge (Photo credit: binarydreams)

whole point: you are given a chance to harness, to utilize this energy in living your life. Each of us has a wheel of energy that is uniquely our own and, like a map, we can read this wheel for maximum benefit in creating our reality. Regardless of your sun sign, a facet of your life will be particularly affected.

Saturn is an action-oriented energy, concerned with building up and maintaining workable structure/s in our daily life. Likewise, any structures that are not healthy or beneficial will be fair game for demolition. Scorpio is a fixated energy concerned with getting to the heart of a matter – think Sherlock Holmes on a case. It also has no problem getting filthy dirty, both literally and metaphorically, in its quest. Combined, we have a sometimes difficult, sometimes exhilarating path. Together, these two energies work with strength and perseverance and the truly best approach is to roll with the flow, conscious of your wheel, as your life unfolds. I would personally encourage you to actually invite the process: the faster end result will place you on a more solid footing. For more on what to expect, see some highlights and links below from master astrologers.

The daily global news will also reflect this team at work. Check out these topics and see if you can also find the Saturn in Scorpio indicators in your daily reading.

*Legal empowerment for Saturn in Scorpio activities. President Obama yesterday issued Presidential Policy Directive 19 on “Protecting Whistleblowers with Access to Classified Information.”

http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/2012/10/ppd_19.html

* Pro Life, Pro Choice: are these terms themselves a part of the problem? Space is created for this entrenched confrontation to take a deeper look from a new and different approach to the structures of ethics, religion and holistic health for women.

http://www.onbeing.org/ccp-pro-life-pro-choice-pro-dialogue#video

*Secrets out in the spotlight in the world of sports – where to from here if it’s not going to stop?

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/cycling/2012/10/10/lance-armstrong-usada-reasoned-decision-teammates-doping/1624551/

*New finding to potentially edit and inform religious reflection. Harvard researcher Karen King today unveiled an ancient papyrus fragment with the phrase, “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife.’”

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/The-Inside-Story-of-the-Controversial-New-Text-About-Jesus-170177076.html

I will update this list as I hear of more stories that reflect this range of focus. Please share your findings, too.

Updates October 29th:

“Music for me is like a spiritual journey down into the depths of my soul. And I like to think we’re all on a journey into our souls. What’s down there? That’s why I do what I do.”  Bobby McFerrin  (interview)

A Scorpio as truth-shielder song, currently enjoying popularity.

The Tax Policy Center, U.S., was formed a decade ago when Saturn was in Virgo, the sign of acute analysis. Two years ago, it began building a computerized system to analyse budget programs and in August, they released a report concerning the Romney budget plan – all when Saturn was in the sign of Libra, fairness and balance. This week, we learn that ‘The detailed paper proved kindling for a political firestorm.’ The Center’s director: Donald Marron, a former Bush administration economist: “That was unanticipated,” he added dryly.   (Hmmm. Really?!)
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The following tasters come from some of the astrologers I read regularly. They are listed in no particular order. For more of a grasp on Saturn in Scorpio energy, check them out.

As always, you are welcome to contact me for personal insight or clarification. This is an excellent time to learn the area/s of your life that will be affected by this long term transit.

*(under the influence of Saturn, one) must understand the psyche, of himself and others, in order to recognize how true power works.  It is not being able to control a situation that matters; it is the ability to navigate the uncontrollable.  Kimberly Maxwell at http://www.sherastrology.com/2012/10/astrocast-october-5-21-2012

*We can’t just talk the talk any more, people are beginning to see through it and we are being tested to see if that outer maturity comes from the inside, or if it is just a veneer…We can’t fake it till we make it any more: it’s time to grow up on the inside. – The Chirotic Journal at http://chirotic.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/saturn-in-scorpio-time-to-get-real/

*Diamonds, rubies, emeralds – all require mining beneath the surface of the earth.  The same is true of our psyche and our soul, and Saturn will hold our feet to the fire to ensure that we do the work required in order to enjoy the fruits of our labor.  More than any other sign, Saturn does reward our hard work with material gifts.  Lynn Hayes at http://astrodynamics.net/astrologicalmusings/2012/10/06/saturn-in-scorpio-2012-2015

*In Scorpio, Saturn becomes Self-reflective; we look at the reality that surrounds us and see ourselves in it–and that sends us on an emotional (Scorpio is a Water sign) journey, one that plumbs the very depths of the intimate ties between psyche and emotional perception. Julie Dembowsky at http://juliedemboski.com/2012/10/02/saturn-into-scorpio/

Enchanting Saturn