Archive for June, 2007
The grid is vibrating well – the explosion of awareness of issues regarding women and children is being highlighted. This is NOT just an issue for the Indigenous folk of this wonderful Land of Oz. It is a Global concern, and is evident in all cultures, creeds and races.
Regardless of political interests that are painfully obvious, enough is enough and the wave crashes on the shore. The old punitive thinking and heavy handed approach is passé and the new world of sensitive, compassionate and care-full planning is on the solar village horizon.
The upcoming Full Moon in Capricorn and Sun in Cancer brings the subject of family living to the fore. The Care and Perpetuation of ANY species is part of our stewardship as the Human Kingdom. Esoterically, Cancer is the sign which describes how we as souls incarnate. Capricorn (The Full Moon) describes the process of evolution taken in Quantum leaps that facilitates us exiting the Wheel of Rebirth and graduating OUT of the incarnation process.
This weekend’s chart is an interesting one.
The Fixed attitudes and values are demonstrated by Venus standing beside Saturn in Leo. The women are being called forth – to become responsible and expand the public awareness of the real needs of mothers and children. In some ways, the 10th Anniversary of Princess Diana’s sudden and tragic death has served us well – for the public role that she played has enabled the collective to heed her example. Venus opposed by Neptune in Aquarius is ripping apart the old fairytales of the Princess and her Prince living happily ever after. Women all over the world, in so many cultures, faiths and racial groups, have had their dreams and ideals dashed upon the rocks of a harsh reality. This weekend, women can invoke the feminine Spiritual Essence to recommit themselves to their own sacred sexuality and womanhood. The collective and Cardinal energies of Cancer can ripple out into the pond of the feminine in the human species.
It is the women themselves who must bring a halt to those practices and ways of living that are steadily and surely, destroying the health of our children and our species. It is the women who must step forward to stop this abuse and exploitation of both themselves and their children. It is the women who need to walk away from violent men and refuse relationships with those who do not demonstrate responsible and caring behaviour. It is the women who need now to turn away from the glamour of bright lights and fashionable clothing that are designed to attract men for the purposes of mating. For once that mating has occurred – who is then responsible for the care of the children? Who will take care of the woman who has conceived in a drunken or drug induced embrace? Who cares for the children in orphanages in countries ravaged by war and greed?
A caring and wise civilisation values mothers and children. In our Western world and increasingly in the Third World countries, the pressure on women to return to work and leave their young with someone else, at such early ages as a few weeks, is contributing to a breakdown of familial care. It is eroding the very foundation of the species!
Our recent Census figures reveal the amount of ‘Unpaid’ work that women contribute to our society. This is NOT counted in the GDP, it is NOT recognised economically, it is NOT valued in a very practical sense, in our Western lifestyles. As many women from the older generations demonstrate – there are no retirement or superannuation packages for women who have dedicated their lives to their families.
Mars in Taurus is igniting awareness of the need to ‘walk the talk’ to be very practical and real about what it is we actually DO. The physical consequences of our greed, the clamour for indulgent lifestyles and the tremendous cost to our planet as well as ourselves, is becoming very evident. Yes, women have played their part in this charade. Women have sent their sons and husbands to war in the name of pride, of nationalism and false creeds. They have accepted the Gold encrusted credit cards and not asked how the money was earned. They have turned a blind eye to the dalliances and deceptions in relationships, in business practices and in political decisions. They have buried their own instincts and gambled on romantic love and chemical attraction as a lasting ticket to survival. They have stripped their partners of resources in vengeance for broken hearts and left trails of shopping bags in the wake of their anger and pain. And yes, they have manipulated and exploited men in their passionate drive for a stake in the survival of the species.
As the women gain in courage, strength and will, perhaps they shall emerge. Yes, it is scary; yes, we have been silenced through injustice, through abuse, through the pain of being ignored, undervalued and not respected. Yes, the modern sexual revolution has violated our sacred mysteries and taken away our sense of dignity and poise. Yes, it has been a tragedy for the natural beauty of the truly feminine. Yes, we may well have traded our sexuality for the trappings of a material and glamorous world. Yet underneath the surface motives and intentions – we are crying out, we are yearning for loving men and kind societies, we are tired and bruised and battered and oh so sadly disillusioned. Princess Dianna’s determination, the stoic service of Mother Theresa – these women have born the burden of expressing for the world our heartfelt agonies. They scream out: Why is this world so cruel, so unkind, so uncaring, so rough and vulgar and insidious in its punitive and harsh treatment of women and children and for that matter, of men, of animals of the plant and mineral kingdoms?
I have thought about the issue of misogyny and the violence perpetrated against women – be it subtle in unequal pay for work or obvious in direct attacks – for many years. Is it endemic in the species? Is it natural? The Cape Schanck Koori spirits are clear: both men AND women emerge into this world through the female. Perhaps men have felt the smarting and confusion of this fact for a long time. Perhaps they do not relish the notion of being different in gender to that which cocoons, births and nurtures them in those crucial early years. Perhaps there are other factors involved in the violence and hostility expressed towards women in so many ways for so long. Whatever the reasons, the time has come for frank and honest revelation of the realities of what we women experience in our species. It is NOT a time for modern clichés, old adages, beliefs, fantasies or mindsets. It is time to drop the games, to stop the manipulative behaviours and pretences that have fanned the flames of disregard and disdain for the vulnerable.
This Full Moon brings this to the fore. Neptune is directly opposing Venus and the Karmic Node is sextile the Moon in Capricorn and Trining the Sun in Cancer. It is a window of opportunity to bring to the attention of the Societies in which we find ourselves, the needs of women and families and children. For as is generally realised, the women raise the young boys who then become the men that rule in our still strongly patriarchal world.
The women must also now acknowledge how the dreams of a house in suburbia have been exploited. A house that is priced far above the actual cost of construction is daylight robbery. When the quality of family life needed to make the building a home is subverted by inflated mortgages – much is revealed about our societal frameworks and patterns whereby economic concerns have dominated the human landscape.
The creation of houses has been exploited by Capitalism for the sake of ‘economical growth’ at the expense of the quality of home life. Organisations like Habitat for Humanity are still small and ignored in the lust for quick money-making schemes. When the costs of living are so inflated as to impede the nurturing of family life, what have we gained? Women in the early stages of nurturing young babies need to be cocooned, safe, comforted, cared for and supported … NOT thrust out into a world in which their deepest instincts are required to be buried. Has the urge to gain acceptance in a male-based civilisation disrupted the very core of our feminine essence?
The Feminine Goddess energy, the Holy Shekinah, the Holy Spirit is highlighted in this Full Moon chart. It calls forth the women to emerge to lead us all forward as a humanity. The pic of a statue in the centre courtyard at the Abbey was taken on the island of Iona in Scotland. In the Celtic countries, the feminine is recognised and appreciated. A ‘bonny lass’ is a female who is warm hearted, healthy, bright, intelligent and practical. There is no notion of erotica and sleeze that has poisoned our relationships, families and societies.
The sorrows of women in war torn countries, the agonies of women and children discounted in the recognition of their contributions and needs, the sexual exploitation and abuse of both women and children, the insidious undermining of the natural feminine by manipulative advertising campaigns – we have reached saturation point. Increasingly men ARE stepping forward. Some are beginning to speak out about their needs and wishes to care with and for their families. Some are making lifestyle choices instead of purely economic ones. We know by now, that the first 7 years of a child’s life are crucial and so precious. We ignore that at our peril as a species. It is a dead-end mentality and does NOT lead us forward in healthy evolution.
This Full Moon calls forth the feminine and esoterically, the Higher Mind exemplified for us by Venus. It paints in the stars a picture that shows us all, the way ahead.
Courage dear sisters – may we find within ourselves, the strength to drop the veils of deception and make believe that we may have peddled in return for a brief but false sense of security.
For the sake of Humanity … take care!
*** This is an ideal time for Reconsecration of the Womb Ceremonies of our woman selves, of our sexuality and yes, of our feminine essence. In some ways, the caviness of winter here for this Moon lends itself to family and hearth. It draws forth safe, warm and cocooned feelings. For the men, it can be a time of Reconsecration of oneself as a guardian, as a male and as a human. The more we both, men AND women, reach for and welcome sacred sexuality, sacred relationships and the acknowledgement of our true spirituality, the closer we are to becoming comfortable with our human livingness.
* The Full Moon is exact at 11.49 pm in Melbourne, AEST on Saturday night, 30th June 2007.
** Pic of statue, Abbey on Iona near Isle of Mull near Oban, Scotland.
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If you are not feeling disoriented, confused, and a little loose at the mooring, and inclined to retreat in order to contemplate, then you have missed the opportunity to dislodge the self from a constructed and illusory reality: i.e. you are asleep, pretending or just comatose!
The impact of the energy shifts over the last week has ripped apart the veils and catapulted us all into the next plane of consciousness. This means our perspectives that we held as fixed, must now adjust to a new landscape.
Just what this new horizon will offer is yet to be discovered. For the adventurous, the curious and the willing, we are embarking on a new journey.
By dawn on Monday morning, 25th June 2007,(AEST), Mars will have entered Taurus locking itself into a mystical rectangle connecting to the Ascendant in Cancer. As the sun rises across the horizon, we will experience energy surges. These are not to be dismissed as fanciful. Indeed, the earth may well move for us all. But the rectangle is the secret of the Golden Mean. This will be our guide and our template. The spiral that creates life in its ever widening circles invites us into the unfolding of the next stage of our human growth.
Mars in Taurus will remind us of the clichés that express how in this 3D world, we get to experience life first hand. Our Teachers call this a ‘whoops and ouch ‘world. We refer to behaviour as ‘action speaks louder than words’; what we do leaves its mark upon the physical plane; in relationships we ask for the truth to be expressed in behaviour and in the physical activities of our lives.
This next stage will expand our consciousness even further than we may have previously imagined. The New Age spirituality with its dreams and ideals will be as surprised as those who have held religiously to their scepticism and rigid rationality. I envisage us Children of Light wielding the magic broom and raising the waters like the character of Mickey Mouse, the apprentice Wizard, in Walt Disney’s Fantasia. Our words and thoughts will be manifesting more rapidly!
It will indicate to us how what we DO reveals ourselves, our true motives, our true inner sense of self and our relationship to the world. In a global world of high tech, wherein words, images, music and communications distract us from our instincts, the five senses – and drown out the budding sixth sense. This too shall change.
The word ‘residual’ comes to mind. What is residing deep within that must now surface? What residue of past mindsets, habits, beliefs are trailing along behind with no place/time to belong?
Pam, a Student of Life comments, “They just don’t GET it – that it is only here on Earth, now, that we get to actually DO it!” She is enthused by the experience of living. She is also frustrated with the apparent disdain for, or ignorance of, just what a gift this is.
We humans learn well and gain wisdom from life – in retrospect. We look back on experiences and recast them as precious memories or apparent nightmares. We replay scenes and conversations in our minds (or on television)to find the best possible outcome. We are like script writers creating the play of life from instantaneous, real life ‘winging it’. How much of life have we been improvising instead of truly living it?
This new stream of consciousness will indeed expand this experience. Now however, our powers of observation are so much more acute. We perceive (see) more clearly than ever before. We are growing in our awareness – the frontal lobe is activating. The challenge is to bring forth the behaviour and actions that more aptly express that which is emerging from the deep cave of our souls, our aching and yearning hearts, and our quickening mind powers.
Honesty and integrity will be necessary to keep ourselves and hence each other, sane through this transition. By September, we shall be well prepared to put into active duty, so much of what has been gestating – in some cases, for many years.
Enjoy the crossing and the releasing of that which is no longer VIABLE.
This too shall pass…
* Pic of Labyrinth at Lancefield prepared for the Festival of Humanity Full Moon, June 1st 2007
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Those of us, who are live in countries like Australia where long distance travel is part of our lives, know well this plea from the child, restless and impatient to reach the destination. It is so well known that it is a title of a children’s book.
It is definitely applicable to the Solstice* approaching. Yes, the Solstice point is a marker in the Solar year. It refers to the passing of that landmark in time and space whereby we know we have travelled halfway around the sun.
The Northern hemisphere leans towards the Sun so it is the Summer Solstice: on the southern half of the planet tilted away from the Sun, it is the Winter Solstice. We may as well be on different planets! One part of the world is entering the peak of the summer season. Down Under here in Southern Ozland, it is icy cold. Snow is falling on the mountain ranges. The wind blowing from the Antarctic shrieks through the layers of clothing and stimulates the exposed skin to ‘wake up’. A warm fire purrs away in the hearth and soup is on the stove. Much needed rain is slowly seeping into the layers of parched earth, still resistant after years of drought. New bulbs are peeking above the icy ground. Promises of scented blooms in the spring are nestled in their protective cocoons.
Where I live, the sunlight is always bright. In winter, when the air is crystal clear, this light takes on an intensity that can be blinding.
So it is for us all on this wonderful planet of ours: The Light shining forth and awakening our minds is also stirring our deepest feelings. It is intense!
We are only halfway through a number of cycles. Mercury Retrograde is doing its bit in helping us to rethink and review. Sorting through the receipts and bills to complete my tax is a winter evening or two’s work. In the process, I traverse my own history.
So also is humanity in review and organisation mode. The Solstice is accompanied by Saturn opposite Neptune holding our awareness about dreams and reality. Chiron opposing Venus is also holding awareness of our relationships and our values and how these have been shaped and influenced by woundings and sorrows, by myths and legends. Pluto poised in its alignment with the Galactic Core is trined by Mars in Aries. This is wonderful for the courage needed for new beginnings and personal healings.
In Melbourne a brave man went to assist a woman being attacked and was shot dead by the aggressor. The city is in shock and we honour his heroic behaviour. Sacrifice and moral strength is uppermost in our minds.
In some ways, this is an auspicious Solstice. It seems to be providing us with the pause needed in our busy lives. Think of marking time, treading water, the stillness required when standing in a queue. In yoga practises, noticing the space between in and out breaths, out and in breathing, are doorways to silence, inner stillness and peace. What has been automatic and unconscious can become a tool for self awareness and the grasping of opportunity to insert a new way of thinking and being, right at the change point, the zero of the swinging pendulum.
When we ‘stop and think’, we put the forward motion of life on its journey, on hold. If the child within is restless, we can stop the car, look at the scenery, review the map and try to plot the time and distance ahead.
The Moon will be in Virgo at the time of the Solstice, when the Sun enters Cancer. It IS a time to cocoon and ponder. The Virgo moon can seem harsh in its analytical applications: “These are the facts”, and “What do we do now?” will be toning in our collective ears. The Moon quincunx Neptune is anchoring the helium balloon of dreams and ideas, of yearnings for the spiritual, of dashed hopes and painful disillusionments. Urged to clear out our satchels of beliefs and inspect the damages this Solstice is a poignant one. Intuition and the fifth elements of ether are seeping slowly into our physical evolutionary environments. These provide us with clues as to how to travel through the mists on the road ahead into an unknown future.
Careful planning is required, yes. Contingency planning is a good idea in recognition of the fears and insecurities that are part of human doubt.
Political and societal organisations take note: the emergency services we create and develop now, will be important in the times ahead. Shifting resources from defence, from grandiose schemes that may amuse but are unnecessary – to local community services, utilities and back up systems – would be wise planning from the oracle’s perspective!
Indeed, from the personal to the global, our consciousness will be increasingly drawn to the practical applications and organisation of those aspects of our lives that are caring and nurturing of ourselves, our homes and our deepest wishes, hopes and dreams, our highest ideals.
It is a gentle time, a time of stillness and silence and calm. An evening under the stars or in the warmth of the nest to celebrate the Solstice can provide time to feel our way and ponder upon that which is most valuable to us.
Blessings – may the Light shine forth and guide you on your Path ahead.
* Solstice for Melbourne, AEST, 3.53 am Friday morning the 22nd of June.
** Pic of Winter Sun on Port Phillip Bay at Blairgowrie, Victoria, Southern Australia.
The New Moon in Gemini occurs at 13.14 hours (1.14 pm) AEST on Friday 14th June. This chart is located for Melbourne. *A wonderful series of sextiles forms a hexagon, almost perfect in symmetry. In astrology, this indicates a chain of events, a series of opportunities that brings to us all an experience of ‘oneness’. This is lofty talk for these realistic times. But what this indicates is that we are entering a phase of awakening to what is known as Cause and Effect: that we are all connected and one event effects another. The Science off Chaos theories of the 1980’s referred to this as The Butterfly Effect.
Wherever we are placed within the hologram of our world, we enjoy a perspective, a view of the world events. Yes, it is filtered through our own subjective experiences. Yes, it grants a particular slant on life. But we are all involved in some way and our viewpoints are just locations in time and space.
The 10th Gateway opens between now and the Solstice. We are around the midpoint of the Eclipse wormhole that began in March and completes itself in September. We are also in the internalising and integrating stage of the Pluto conjunct the Galactic Centre patterning. The second exact hit of this alignment is on the 17th June. More revelations shall emerge. The practical solutions will only begin to surface after Saturn and the Sun enter Virgo in September.
The Grand Trine in fire stimulates philosophical pondering and inspiration. It excites and quickens our own beings to focus more on the Future, drawing our energy from our tendency to be occupied with the past. This applies as much to our individual concerns as to the planetary or global considerations.
The stretch is from Venus and Saturn in Leo pulling our energies from the past patterns of ego oriented behaviour and values and is having a stressful effect on the Baby Boomers, born from the early 1940’s through to the late 1950’s. The world they envisaged for their retirement is appearing on the horizon to be quite different to what they presumed (and were told), would be their heritage. “I’ve worked hard and this is what I deserve”, is floating to the reality checking ground along with the autumn leaves. On the younger generations, it brings an urge to ‘party’ to throw caution into the fires and ‘rage’.
The other side of the tension is held by Chiron and Neptune in Aquarius. The dreams and visions and spiritual yearnings of the 1960’s and the hippy era are becoming a little too real … including the fulfilling of prophecies and the “We are all one” mantras of Aquarian Age dawning. The reality check here is that yes, we are all connected. Are we our brother’s keeper? What are we planning today and doing in our daily lives? Is what we wish for ourselves, what we also wish for humanity generally?
Chiron urges us to heal the wounding that has occurred –the painful and often horrendous experiences of the past in order to bring ourselves together to journey into the future. This wounding is more than the political, national, cultural, racial, ideological or religious battle scars show. The wound is deep indeed. It points to the revelation of something we humans need and yearn to admit … that being Hu-Man is difficult, challenging and excruciating for the sensitive souls that many of us in truth, are finding ourselves to be. In many ways, the ‘bluff’ of the Leo ego has hidden this truth, even from our selves.
Once we admit and share this truth, we may consider the lives we live, how we relate, what we demand and expect of ourselves, our children and each other, in this New Light.
Honesty and Integrity are fine words. They mean being Real and Whole.
Blessings then, for this New Moon.
May it grant you the inner peace that comes with self awareness and transparency of being.
* Chart Pic is posted on my Blog at www.dawnings.blogspot.com
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We live in a world of information. The simplest of products now has tiny grey or whitish writing on it that someone my age can only read with a magnifying glass and bright light. It obviously is not meant to be read but is required to be there by law.
The world religions are ensconced in dogma and writings that proliferate to describe someone’s interpretation of what someone else has written long ago.
Our societal laws have become so complex that volumes line walls for reference points. No one person, be it scholar or lawyer, can possibly know what is there.
And now we have the internet. You can search on the world-wide-web for information on just about anything. Much of this was inaccessible 30 years ago.
What effect is this having upon our expanding human consciousness? How much Truth is there amidst the bits n’ pieces that infiltrate our thoughts day and night?
The current climate is one of Revelation and Review. Solar flares are bombarding our planetary world bringing new light codes that stimulate our brains. Astrologically, we have many retrograde planets looming across our cosmic horizons. The solar calendar year is racing to its halfway point as our planet travels around its elliptic journey.
What have we learnt? What new knowledge is now emerging from its cave? What wisdom can we glean from past experiences in this worldly experience of ‘whoops and ouch’?
There is a stage upon the evolving soul’s journey that calls for discernment and discrimination. This assumes an acceptance of free will and choice. In a world of such diversity, these are essential skills.
Four Corners this week revealed the Western countries (including Australia?) legalisation of torture as a means of ‘gaining information’. This will be news to some people, but not to those who have already been subject to such practices – in many cultures across the globe.
And what of the information we need and want and to which we are denied access? Freedom-of-Information Acts have their exception clauses. Much that we need to know is ‘classified’ for the sake of – whom or what? People are daily charged with offences of withholding information and/or failure to disclose. Politicians mislead Parliament.
And human nature seems to be naturally dishonest: to lie, deceive, cover our tracks or make excuses. So much so, that if we do manage to activate the 9th chakra (magenta frequency), our personalities, lifestyles, relationships and ways of interfacing with the world undergo massive transformation. In fact, it is very, very difficult to function in the civilisations we have created and be honest and transparent.
A local example: The Dalai Lama is visiting Australia at present. Our Prime Minister has made the choice to satiate local Chinese population in his own electorate. He is ‘too busy’ to meet the Dalai Lama. Would this be so if the Pope were to visit? In this simple action one man reveals his motivations, intentions and priorities. It is his free will and his freedom of choice in a world of diversity. Fair enough.
This spiritual Teacher’s information centres round the themes of kindness and compassion, of being helpful in practical ways to each other and to sustain the world. One can see that these teachings do not really fit with legislation for torture, do they? Or with brutal exploitation of the earth’s resources for greedy profit mongering.
I may seem angry to some readers. I am. I have been taught and have listened, to the teachings of our blessed Lord, to ‘forgive them, for they know what they do’. Fair enough. But I feel so much pain then, when I know that others DO know, what they do. Yet still, they chose to do it. And this is where notions of acceptance and compassion help me. That’s my choice. It ain’t easy, though – which is why this loving man is travelling the world to nurture these qualities in us confused and disillusioned people. I thank the heavens for his presence here.
Yes, information is Light, for it shines into the murkiness of ignorance, denial, pretence and naivety. What we do with what we see is expressed in our behaviour and our actions. The astrological unfolding of the cosmic clocks seems to indicate that we really won’t know WHAT to do with what is revealed until Saturn and the Sun enter Virgo in September. Until then, recording of one’s personal insights, sharing of knowledge and information, playing ping pong with ideas, is the way to go.
The days from now until the New Moon in Gemini, (next Friday 15th in Ozland), will continue to be stimulating and perhaps inflaming, of the mind and heart as Fiery energies rage.
It is a time to ask a LOT of questions – of the world, of events, of past experiences, of each other and yes, of one’s own soul.
“The answers, my friend, are blowin’ in the wind…”
It is a time to ask, intuitively, of one’s own source. It is a good time to reach for books and references that one feels guided towards.
It is a time of revelation which follows on from the Taurean illumination. Precious beliefs and mindsets are being scattered in the tornadoes and hurricanes of cosmic streams pouring forth from the centre of our Galaxy.
Here in Australia, the air is surprisingly still. It is as if the earth itself is holding her breath and waiting, watching…
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