Sunday, December 27, 2009

Dec 27 2009

The Sun is pulling away from the Venus/Pluto conjunction; Moon in Taurus will be square Mars exact at 10:50 pm PST. With the Saturn/Juno opposition T-square the Venus/Pluto conjunction, things are likely still a bit stirred up, particularly around the theme(s) of family for the holidays. Possibility of irritation later in the day; regardless, there is likely an underlying feeling, or reference of a stable Heart and Home.

A repeat reminder of "thou are not that" is in order as we continue Mars retrograde and enter the second day of Mercury retrograde.

Yes, it is absolutely boggling when one gets the picture of how much there seem to be scripts behind or under most individual and collective behavior; and yes, these scripts seem so lifelike. The collective "we" take our patterning, our drama, our stuff quite seriously. And yet...while it can be, and often is a challenge to swim against the stream, it is the opinion of this blogger that we are not "swimming" with or against cosmic influences or forces. They are more akin to cosmic correlations. The unseen currents of flow and flavor that correlate with Planetary (and other deterministic) Archetypal cycles are more likely collective belief systems (both conscious, and largely unconscious) in the Astral Fog. An analogy is that the wagon does not just follow the road, but also makes the road by adding a bit more of a rut when traveling, especially on the proverbial road more traveled. Rupert Sheldrake described a similar phenomena as "ruttles", as each event happens it shapes or strengthens the underlying form which contributes to shaping the experience of the next event, and so on and so on. Another story is that we, as human becomings actually have more influence over our choices than external circumstances would seem to indicate, it's just that most of us forgot. Ironically, many who study Deterministic Archetypal Languages (like Astrology, and the fringe of the fringe, Birthcards) fall into the trap of believing what they are seeing is "it"; rather than "seeing through" to deeper realities. When we are attending a well written, produced, and performed play we can forget who we are at the moment, lose ourselves in the story; and we are likely touched and influenced by the characters and story. Yet, we are not that story.

So, action does not completely stop during Mars retrograde, communication does not completely shut down during Mercury Retrograde. The beach does not cease to exist during riptide conditions. Yes things can get more squidgy than usual, but with awareness, is it possible for us, one at a time, to awaken just a bit more, enjoy the beauty of the beach, and walk where the riptide is not, even though our fellow humans (for whom we as humans have compassion) are struggling in the water, unaware of tide charts that we checked beforehand?

Today's Birthcard is the Four of Hearts, a Neptune implementation of a Mercury core, with a Four of Spades inside and a Ten of Spades outside. Jacques Chirac, Petra Kelley, Chiang Kai-Shek, Alex Grey, Johannes Kepler, Julie Dreyfus, Louis Pasteur, Joel Coen, Dan Rather, Diane Ladd, Howie Mandel, John Candy, Marlene Dietrich, and John Keats are various incarnations expressing through this Card whether they know/knew it or not.