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.

 

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New Moon: 26 Sagittarius 31

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Bounce
This new moon in Sagittarius contains a concentrated mix of beginnings and endings. Imagine there’s a big holiday party going on. Everyone is in good spirits…just a little muted…you see, there is one particular elder guest that everyone must find and pay their respects to, before wandering off to mingle and dance. Knowing he is present takes the collective mood down a notch or two but only an ignoramus would miss the chance to have their moment with him.
We’ve been here collectively before but in a different space-time. The atmosphere reminds me of some of the latest theories on the origins of our universe. No big bang. Just (another?) bounce. After maximum expansion, a kind of limit is reached; a traffic jam of waves begets some strange maths and the next iteration of Verse bounces forth with very low entropy. Our party is happening as a seismic crescendo ripples through – and here we are – on the verge of next generation Being and Building to be experienced across our cosmos. Shall we dance?

Just curious: does it change how you feel about the storyline if we come from a bouncing cycle rather than a big bang one-off origin?

Back on point, it does mean we are in for quite a shift in 2018. Some tea cups will rattle in their saucers. Strong, cool-headed agendas will harden into Form. Manifestations will come in slowed, deliberate motion.
In other words, your new moon wish will optimally contain panoramic vision, cup-half-full perspective and the work ethic of a hungry intern. A bounce infers a lightness of Being even as gravity rules the speed of movement through space. That’s a word-image to keep handy.

 

‘Vocalisation and body movement’ long-predates cave art. It predates fire.’

– Gordon White

Aspects to Sun-Moon

Concepts that factor in timing – for your personal pace and your processing system – will be paramount. Key will be accepting What Is at each unfolding step along the way. There is less sensitivity to particulars and more support for ideals at the moment; as we find our legs again, particulars will inevitably loom larger on the landscape. Your evolving value system – part of a class of upcoming graduates – will come in handy.

Those with goals that are exclusive rather than inclusive (in contextual design) can find genuine – and possibly uncomfortable – insights into the roots of motivation. Does this seed-wish come from a pay-back mindset? Or perhaps: are the foundational interests that have brought me to this idea still authentic?

We are in the midst of a ten-day concentrated course for the next phase of our titanic turning. What conclusions can be drawn after a sobering two year slog through The Wild Side? Here we are on day 8, a fiery circuit beckoning and a river flowing beneath. The river will flow for you no matter what you do but channeling pro-creative fire as you reflect, take notes and settle your accounts in these new moon days is up to you. Now you know it is there. (For more on gaining access, read this.) For those with placements around 25’ of Leo: magician, know thyself! Plumb the depths of self-sourced power – just don’t get too reckless or your bounce might land like a lead balloon.

Aspects to  Moon Ruler, Jupiter
Your blessings-and-evolution potential is directly related to your level of acceptance of Now as best as can be discerned. What can you be grateful for after the experiences of the last 2 years? How much have you seen and heard that you couldn’t have imagined and in what ways have these experiences re-shaped your mind/body/spirit? What Truths have come to serve you well?

We are all bound by our universal needs. We are all bound by our fixed position on this solely inhabitable planet. This is the stuff of nightmares and fearless evangelism. Preppers, fill your tanks from the radiant Water pipe (and mark the spot on your map). It’s the one you can see with your inner eye and should be coming into view very soon.

From time to time, expect this Water to morph into fresh-sight medicine for your own good. Imbibe, wince, repeat until wincing is no longer reflexive. Note that not everyone is as careful about their Water supply. Take responsibility for any that you accept from others. This beguiling trine will be imbedded in the development and practice of workable philosophies as we approach the 2020s.

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I’m sending wishes that this warming new moon vibe fills our sails for a strategic post-party landing. These days, DO take some time to revel in whatever lifts you up! That’s my plan. 🙂

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New Moon: 26 Scorpio 19

 

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If I were you, I would dare…

A new moon in Scorpio invites a do-you-dare wish and this moon is exponentially potent. You just need to start with a sober assessment. Transiting Pluto is in Capricorn; transiting Mars is in Libra and squaring Pluto. No matter which signature you follow for your interpretation, your intention-seed must show comprehensive respect for the current order of things.

Mars represents the span of an individual’s interest-driven abilities; Pluto has the means to super-infuse the circumstance. Your natal placements in relation to their square will offer a template for bringing forth your wish.

Some of us represent the Pluto archetype (within our own right or as the employee/representative of a Pluto entity). Many of us represent Mars in this scenario and it can be helpful to acknowledge that. If you are Mars (or just about any of the archetypes) in a square to Pluto, give up or get clever. The strategic diplomat has some good odds but in cases where that channel isn’t open, keep your wish to yourself for now, bide your time and put your efforts into getting along.

Strategic Diplomacy

Mars is novile the sun/moon and sextile the NN. Creative genius is on tap if you aim for an appreciation of Pluto’s stance. Below the bling or tech on display, are the machinations that force Pluto to…well, that force Pluto to force you into compliance. Pluto runs a complex show and that requires a tight ship – imagine the weight of his/her world. In cases where there is abuse of power, the point is not to excuse; the point is to ease your complying mind to some degree – effective strategy is all about seeing ways to climb the proverbial ladder, not set it alight.

Often, Pluto represents a protective force, a ‘no’ for your own best good. Either way, expect that your seed-wish will require you to dive a bit deeper or give more effort than you would typically exert but, oh, the places your little seed’s future will go! Brilliant Jupiter and magnetic Venus have set this often mysterious zone of life aglow. Reflect on how your perspective has been enhanced over the last month and hold on to resolutions made then. Long after this passing block, faith and equanimity remain on tap – bigtime! -for all of us.

Rooting more deeply, trusting more in your Self’s part of the equation, evaluating what you receive with greater wisdom, employing grace and poise: these are all facets of my new moon wish for you.

– weaver

 

 

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