The Full Moon in Gemini has begun. Two sides, two views, two perspectives: one is waning and one is waxing.
(1) Gloom and Doom
Are our human lives and our planet worth saving?
In this sinister autumn of 2008, the world finds itself threatened by three formidable demons: Three risks that feed on each other, rule one another out and respond to one another. Economic risk, first of all, with its cortege of social misery: It makes one forget the long period of good investments and expensive energy that incited economization. The sole consolation: recessions, by slowing down economic activity, also brake greenhouse gas emissions. But is it a consolation to see the United States, India and China pollute the planet less because they are plunged in social uncertainty? Then there’s political risk: a consequence of economic risk, as is the explosion of inequalities and the rise of every kind of extremism. The Bombay bloodbath is its latest expression. Finally, there’s environmental risk: more distant, but palpable and capable of interacting with the two other risks to blow the planet apart. The world’s fine balance, to play on the title of Indian Rohinton Mistry’s great novel, rests on this fragile triangle. Hence, the anguished appeals we will hear from Poznan not to sacrifice the environment to the crisis and to the immediate gratification of cheap oil, but rather to profit from these difficulties to adopt the opposite approach, the one that will consist in orienting the economic recovery toward clean energy and reduction of social inequalities. To transform such threats into opportunities will require courage, vision and determination. Will we have enough?
The World’s Fine Balance (1 December 2008)
Well, yes … there is enough ‘courage, vision and determination’ evident out there already. Pfft!
(2) Out of and into this World
Today is the opening of the 12: 12 Gateway and the beginning of the 13th Full Moon and final seasonal days of the Solar year which culminates in the Solstice on 22nd December. We have entered another one of those vortexes wherein we take a quantum leap in consciousness.
There is a Cross forming in the heavens. It is stretching our sensitivities like skin over a frame. Hey, we can do it. We are (apparently) all souls and spirits incarnated on the cross of Time and Space in a world of physical Matter – sharing our human experience.
The Full Moon clicks it into place on 13 December at 3.38 am AEDT on Saturday morning. [Chart] 13th-full-moon
Methinks there’ll be quite a few folk on Ozland’s East Coast awoken at that 3.00 am contemplation time! If you do awake – light a candle and say the Great Invocation and your own prayers or whatever. It will be an opportunity for a Sacred moment in time and space.
Risa’s weekly posting gives an expanded esoteric description of the Mutable Cross: The Cross of Experience. What do we gain from experience? Wisdom. This catapults us on to the next plane of awareness, the Solar Sun and village theme of Love/Wisdom. Love is the core of creation and manifestation. Wisdom comes from experience in and with creation. What do we do with Wisdom? We apply it.
Another perspective of this Mutable Cross [Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces] is that we discover we have been skimming the surface of life – the everchanging dynamic we enjoy, the movable and changeable, the personality level of creation. From surfing the net we have learnt that there is much to know. Selection begins – a few too many people have been leaves in the wind, leaving it ‘up to them’: (Gods, gurus, governments, bosses, boards, business, industry, ‘the markeplace’, the media, experts, advisers, committees, parents, partners and spouses – whoever ‘they’ and them signified) to organise their lives, maintain the basics and tell them what to think and feel. Security at all costs in such a time of exploration is too often at the expense of what is truly gained in a time of relative freedom – the spiritual gifts that come from knowing oneself – one’s instinctive and intuitive nudges and hunches. This next stage of growth is less about the appearances and more about the Quality and substance. It means taking the reins and making choices. It means changing.
There are 3 aspects to creation: Appearance, Quality and Life force…*
In the Pluto in Sagittarius cycle we have enjoyed seeking, searching, travelling, creating, playing, dancing through the labyrinths and supermarkets of life, grabbing a bit here and a mouthful there and collecting a dilly bag full of ideas, visions and seeds of cultural interest. We tried out different lifestyles and forms of relationships. We interacted with a wide cross section of people extending into a Global Community. Yes, our world Economy was inflated on hot air and a system based on exploiting the masses for the benefit of a few – yet the credit provided freed us to explore and create. We’ve bought a lot of ‘stuff’ – much of which we now realise we no longer need and which hasn’t satisfied our deeper human needs. Look in your wardrobe and at the food, music and books/films you have chosen: a plethora and wide cross section of tastes and flavours will be evident. Lots appeared for us to play with and we discovered much with our toys. It’s been a grand adventure and we’ve enjoyed ourselves playing in one of God’s Kingdoms.
Now we mature. In the Pluto in Capricorn cycle, we shall become a lot more selective and discerning as to what works, what is of real use to humanity - what is essential. The Capricorn cycle of the next 16 years will draw us to the Quality (substance) of Life.
In so doing, it is important that we do not discard all that we have learnt, for in the Grand Cosmic Design, each cycle has its place and time. We have discovered we humans like diversity, freedom, innovation, knowledge, communication, sharing and creativity. We have become more universally conscious in the many meanings of that word. A fun U tube to watch promoting a new Guide for Writers provides an insight into the blending of what we have achieved. The global popularity of U tube and Facebook, the World Wide Web, mobile phones, ipods and Blogging are the outcome of humans being human. We are happily cross matching what have previously been inaccessible divisions between the physical, mental, philosophical, cultural, scientific, technological and artistic fields of activity. We are experiencing the wholistic on a micro and potentially a global level. We are free to share globally and no longer restricted by location or space/time.
The consequence of these discoveries about ourselves as a species will be tested in the more practical and grounded realities. The ‘want it now’ is morphing into an understanding of timing and that the grander Purpose is ever and always to a wider experience of what we call Love.
The Cardinal Cross will come into play more often as we toddle along the journey with Pluto in the Cardinal sign of Capricorn (a practical earth sign) until 2024/5. By this time next year, Saturn in Libra will add to the weight of the Purpose centred Cardinal Cross – the Cross of Spirit. So don’t give up folks. Evolution takes time and we ARE taking Quantum leaps!
The Fixed sign folk [Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius], are often the stubborn ones precisely because they are the maintainers – they will continue to hold the parameters for those souls now awakening and awakened to their Soul level of consciousness. With Neptune in Aquarius continuing to dissolve the outer appearances of human creation and reveal the essence – we are strengthening our collective human soul.
Nice words – what does it all mean? It means we shall be faced with necessities of life that will call a swift halt to the dilly dallying, the mind games, the surface illusions we have accepted ‘at face value’ as being ‘real’. We shall be gravitating towards the essential core of what we value.
Now, we seek a ‘real economy’; now we see first hand the effects of causes created by any shallowness and disregard (e.g.for nature; for the shareholders; for the workers; for the people, for the consequences of our actions). Increasingly, people will be seeking to be of use, to ‘ do something meaningful’. Yay!
The Polish team in the European Summit on Climate Change is holding out for wise investment of interests in new and sustainable solutions.
The United Nations has calculated that it would take $150 billion to end poverty and save the environment. The industrial/war machine gobbles up trillions in one year. We have the resources.
The concept of Sustainability is of the Fixed Cross. We may no longer be able to afford the luxury of playing war games and bailing out/maintaining industries that do not serve our well being and that of our planet. Power struggles shall need to morph into the greater understanding that it is not about power and winning, it is about people and life. Governments and leaders that ‘give in’ to persuasion and lobbyists invariably end up sinking like the Titanic. Doh!
Creation’s essential ability to respond, recreate, regenerate and adapt is expressed in the way it is dynamic and diversified (the mutable quality]. Design and structure, energy and sustainability are of the Fixed quality. Life force is of the purpose – the Cardinal quality. Creation involves all 3 crosses. (e.g. Creating non fertile seeds is unsustainable as it results in a dead end in the life cycle – Doh!)
The trinary point of any seeming duality (and there are a two powerful oppositions stretching us to ‘breaking point’) is the synthesis of what they have in common. All four mutable arms of this Cross are changeable and moving targets. All four involve our human ability to think and ponder, envisage, share through communication and create.
All four are receptive to energies from outside and expressed from our inner planes to the external. All four meet in the central common factor: Response
How we choose to respond is the outward expression of the inner self. This externalisation is then modified by the outer world responding to us. And on it goes: Life. Wondrous huh?!
The expansion of our local awareness beyond our small parameters of nations, creeds and races is now stretching us further than our own planetary world into our Solar System (Solar/soul). The transit of the Sun in Sagittarius aligning with the Galactic Core on 17 December is followed swiftly by Mars blazing through the same point by the Solstice on the 22nd December.
“Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket …” : ideas and inspirations will drop gently (or non too gently with Mars there) into receptive beings. Keep them safe for us.
Personally, many are screaming for freedom from all these hassles and worries; for inner peace at least; for solutions and at least a momentary halt to the rapid changes cascading through our lives. In these times, we are discovering what is more important than appearances, tacky stuff and massive avoidance of the truth.
We are discovering that the political, the financial and the environmental are personal as well as collective.
Venus has moved quietly into Aquarius. On the 19th December it conjuncts the Karmic Node. Jupiter joins them on the 5th January. Humanity is drawing the focus of attention. By then we shall know that it is up to us, it about us, it is caused by us and it effects us. By then we shall know, that the government, the economy, care of the environment, our social structures, our beliefs and values expressed in our behaviour and human creations – are all outward manifestations of what we are as a species.
For the next round of the sun (solar year) , we shall become increasingly aware of this basic truth.
We are waking up and realising a great deal – we have been living in a created dream, a Hollywood Movie set, an illusion, maya, an unreal and unrealistic temporary creation, a playpen. In that dreamworld, we have a mere reflection of the true magnificence of our humanness. We are essentially a dynamic species in a dynamic world in a creative Universe. It is beautiful.
Wakey, wakey, rise and … clean up after you and self correct. Do join in the creative and innovative tasks we are now free to tackle. All are welcome aboard the Human Express.
From the changeable and ‘anything goes’ to the Purposeful, from dilly dallying to decisions and responsibility based on human (its personal) values. We are now perusing our next assignment which will see us applying our learned ability to think vertically and laterally, wholistically, humanely, with love, integrity and honesty.
In the Lunar Calendar this is the 13th (since the Solstice 2007) Full Moon. It is also the closest to the earth and called a Super moon by the scientists : NASA
Antidotes to this Full Moon madness are to relax and watch a movie, read a book, listen and/or play some music, go for a walk, share with friends – let go. Careful with drugs/alcohol as sensitivity will be magnified.
The energy is moving. We are adaptable. We are lucky to be here and now in a time of enormous change.
The planet is shifting and so are we.
Hang on and in there, folks!
* This is a powerful full Moon energetic to regenerate our crystalline (mineral kingdom) as it includes Saturn in Virgo: Time to place our crystals (gems) out under the moonlight tonight then washing them in salty water afterwards – cleanse and pamper them NOW for the Solstice!
* reference: Master DK, teacher of esoteric wisdom, AA Bailey books, Lucis Trust.No comments