Saturn/Neptune: Deflating the illusion

Work entitled “Alchemy” at Mamtaart.com

I don’t see how the American public could have been convinced by the Bush White House that the threat from global warming was political, but there certainly is no escaping the reality now according to (and thousands of other news articles):

Global warming is “very likely” caused by man, meaning more than 90 percent certain. That’s the strongest expression of certainty to date from the panel.

_If nothing is done to change current emissions patterns of greenhouse gases, global temperature could increase as much as 11 degrees Fahrenheit by 2100.

_But if the world does get greenhouse gas emissions under control _ something scientists say they hope can be done _ the best estimate is about 3 degrees Fahrenheit.

_Sea levels are projected to rise 7 to 23 inches by the end of the century. Add another 4 to 8 inches if recent, surprising melting of polar ice sheets continues.

Neptune inspires us towards a connection with the divine, but it also can confuse and delude us. The polarization of Saturn as a reality check against the dreamy naivete of Neptune forces us to confront areas in our lives where we have been deceived or confused, or where we have been avoiding the truth. The debacle that is the Iraq War, which began as such a romantic notion for many people, is also revealed now in its most horrific form as a catalyst for social breakdown that is likely to spread throughout the middle east as Islamic factions begin to war against each other as we are seeing in Iraq and among the Palestinians.

On a personal level, if our eyes are open to our own truth […]

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By |2007-02-02T22:10:00-04:00February 2nd, 2007|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Saturn/Neptune: Deflating the illusion

Goodbye Molly Ivins

as well as I could:

Molly Ivins can’t do that, can she?

Alas, she can. Molly Ivins died far too soon [yesterday] at the age of sixty-two.

I’m not sure if we could have made it through the last six years without Molly Ivins’ passion and humor. For all that she, as a Texan, knew long before most Americans what they were getting when they allowed George W. Bush to assume the presidency, she never succumbed to despair, instead deciding to fight the Bush junta with her best weapon — humor.

There really isn’t anything I can say that can illustrate what we lost today, so I’ll just let Molly Ivins speak for herself one last time:

We are the people who run this country. We are the deciders. And every single day, every single one of us needs to step outside and take some action to help stop this war. Raise hell. Think of something to make the ridiculous look ridiculous. Make our troops know we’re for them and trying to get them out of there. Hit the streets to protest Bush’s proposed surge. If you can, go to the peace march in Washington on Jan. 27. We need people in the streets, banging pots and pans and demanding, “Stop it, now!”

If we won’t do it for ourselves, and we won’t do it for the generations to come, then for God’s sake let’s do it for Molly. It’s the least we can do after all she did for us.

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By |2017-04-02T09:43:17-04:00February 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Goodbye Molly Ivins

Uranus: electrical breakdowns and malfunctions

Usually we see this predominate when Mercury is retrograde, but the last few weeks since Jupiter squared Uranus anecdotal evidence reports that such problems are rampant. Delayed travel, downed websites (mine and many of the ones I am trying to visit!). Miscommunication and situations that require renegotiation. Technology and personal communication both require the transfer of information from one port to another, and when the electrical energy of the planet Uranus is expanded and aggrandized by Jupiter’s tendency to overinflate a situation when in a square aspect, problems seem to arise.

I am not a scientist, but I have a healthy respect for the power of electrical fields. The earth itself is a magnetic body, and the human body generates its own magnetic field. We are familiar with the traditional astrological meaning of Uranus: rebellion, radical change, autonomy, insight. But Uranus is also associated with electricity and on a more transcendent level, the electromagnetic field that surrounds the body. It makes sense to me that an expansion by Jupiter of the electromagnetic fields of Uranus could create situations where the connections between various electric fields go haywire, causing a disruption in the transfer of information.

This has long been known by the ancient Vedic sages who described the biomagnetic bodies, or “sheaths” of the human being as beginning with the physical body to the more subtle bodies. Disruption of the electrical signals within the body can lead to illness and psychoemotional reactions, and it makes sense to me that a change in the quality of electromagnetic fields could have an disruptive effect. Comments anyone?

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By |2007-02-01T12:32:00-04:00February 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Uranus: electrical breakdowns and malfunctions

Microcosm, Macrocosm and Metacosm

, perhaps you will too:

It is the hermetic idea of the macrocosm, the universe, being reflected in man as the microcosm that helped to integrate astrological symbology in Christian and Islamic civilisation. This substantiated the idea of man being created in the image of God.

James Cutsinger in his “Advice to the Serious Seeker” says quite succinctly, “All the levels of the universe, the macrocosm, come about through the radiation or manifestation of God, the metacosm. But all these levels are to be found as well within each human being, who is himself a microcosm or miniature universe.” (p. 48)

Consider a mirror. What do you see when you look into it? The reflection that presents itself is depend3nt on how well the mirror has been crafted. Even the tiniest flaw will bring a slight distortion. However imperfect, the reflection will hold every detail of the reality which is shown by it. There is one noticeable difference. It has shrunk a dimension. The reflection in a mirror is two-dimensional. The reality it reflects exists in a space with up and down, right and left, forwards and backwards. The mirror is only able to show forwards and backwards in what we could call the mode of magnitude – large is closer, small is farther away. We can say that in the same way man, as microcosm, reflects the universe, less a dimension. So too does the universe, the macrocosm, reflect God, less a dimension. The mode of reality changes. Even though a dimension is lacking that does not mean that it is missing, it is still present in an analogous form. We can call this change in mode the principle of Analogy. That is why “…the symbol is essentially […]

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By |2007-01-31T02:35:00-04:00January 31st, 2007|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Microcosm, Macrocosm and Metacosm

Secret Moon Art from Jude

I just noticed Jude (of fame) has a few new art blogs. I particularly with its dreamy art (perfect for my SunNeptune conjunction in Libra). Some of the art connects with astrology which gives it an additional dimension of interest.

For example this illustration (click to enlarge) is in honor of Chiron, showing the path of healing.

Hopefully Jude won’t mind if I snag her art from time to time to illustrate a point!

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By |2007-01-30T23:30:00-04:00January 30th, 2007|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Secret Moon Art from Jude