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Tip of the Week : March 07-14, 2014
In the wake of the 3rd anniversary of the tsunami in Fukushima Japan (March 11, 2011), some big energy patterns are active now according to the planetary alignments. The major players are Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto which remain in close aspect and will for the next 5-6 weeks especially. Uranus and Pluto alone will remain actively engaged until late 2015. Neptune too plays a key role in this line-up. As with all planet ‘influences’, the expression hosts both positive and more challenging themes. It is significant to note that Uranus in Aries remains in the spotlight as the apex point between Pluto and Jupiter, which indicate a big build-up of power seeking release.
Uranus is therefore the release valve. Few know or remember that Uranus entered Aries on March 11, 2011. It marked a major turning point for humanity. Uranus will be in Aries, the sign of new beginnings and pioneering initiatives until early March 2019 when its push though Taurus begins. Incidentally, Uranus is obviously symbolically linked to uranium, the principle component of the fuel rods used in nuclear power plants – arguably humanity’s most careless inventions since it takes around 100,000 years for them to finally cool. That is 4 Precessional rounds, each of which comprise approximately 26,000 years. Yes, numbers that staggers the mind when we consider these numbers in light of human history to date.
Regarding this trio of far planet influence, the extreme negative effects refer to violent revolutionary activity. Given the relative fragility and volatility of political and economic realities, this is an ever present feature ‘civilization’. In the more basic sense, political unrest and challenges to existing status quos are ongoing. The political climate in Quebec is an example.
Impatience may be described as a main issue. Yet, cultural and national pride and ambition are certainly factors. Misuse of power is also featured. Positively, these revolutions are destined to deepen the convictions and implement the footings of democracy. Petty despotisms, for example, will no longer be tolerated and political leaders will be directly and indirectly forced to comply with the general will of the people. As well, what is emerging above and beyond nationalism, especially in this time of a steadily emerging global village is the question of economics.
Yes, the planetary alignments can be measured to synchronize with major national and global events. Yet, it should ever be noted that how the planetary alignments affect any given person is relative, it varies. The main point is that every country, province, state, city and incorporated municipality is a ‘person’ both in the eyes of the law and in Astrology. Thus, while we can look to the political and economic interplay of nations, we can also look to how the planets are influencing us from a national, provincial, city and municipal level as well. Clearly then there are many levels of influence. These defy pat interpretations by astrologers but also casual dismissal by skeptics of the ability to measure the planetary influences. So, as the perspectives of mechanistic science progressively decline with the rise of quantum physics and other pivotal revolutionary trends forge an entirely new paradigm, Astrology and the insights it provides is on the rise.
On a final note the other major planetary player worthy of mention is Neptune. Positively, Neptune in Pisces (2011-2026) represents an initiation into a new quality of spiritual consciousness. Given the fact that a global culture is emerging it is quite likely that it will have a global impact. Fortunately, there are indications that the metaphysical appreciation of forces and dimensions beyond the material will be recognized and acknowledged as fact. Quantum Physics is again playing a key role and Astrology and other branches of metaphysical and holistic science will rise in popularity.
The negative potentials of Neptune in Pisces are mass denial, delusion and deception, especially in as much as the information war uses deeper concepts and perceptions to its own end. We certainly are seeing some of that now with the conviction that matter precedes consciousness. Such thinking supports materialism and nihilism which is the belief that life has no inherent meaning, purpose or value. The current state of the human condition may be seen to be an expression of this mass delusion.
That, how and why Astrology works presents a direct challenge to this materialistic conclusion. It is during this cycle of Neptune (2011-2026) that we must turn the tides. Humanity is awakening. A feature of it is that we are realizing that the blind have been leading the blind and thus we have fallen asleep to our inherent spiritual nature. This blindness is the consequence of materialism. Re-awakening to the fact that we are and life is spiritual, consciousness made manifest is of vital importance in this regard.
Spring is coming. 2014 is a year of initiation. Amidst all the political and economic antics and manoeuvers and other distractions like pop culture trends and so on, we have the opportunity and the responsibility to wake-up to the inherent purpose of life. In the simplest terms for our times, this may be described as the journey of learning to be responsible co-creators. With the scope and power of technology available to us we had better to this to heart.
You have probably been pushing hard these days; now for some downtime. For you this could include quality time with friends. At deeper levels, a fresh start in your most intimate relationships is likely and ideal. A romantic getaway would be timely. Open communications and discussions about the future will match your mood to vent your visions.
The time has come to be that much more deliberate in your actions. By slowing down you can actually do things better or make improvements where needed. Yet, be aware of tendencies to be too critical of yourself and others. Take deeper breaths and acknowledge yourself for achievements to date. As well, enjoy more quality time with friends for a while.
It is time to do the next meaningful thing with or in your life and to get recognized and rewarded for it. The scope and scale of how much recognition and reward depends on you, your stage in life, your circumstance, destiny, attitude and the choices make. The other big question though is: what is it? Ask with deep sincerity and you will receive.
A search for deeper meaning continues. While we each need our own answers it is natural to turn to ‘higher authorities’. As is life, there are ever many levels and sectors where these sources operate. They can be literal and material and/or archetypal and spiritual. Whichever one(s) you are dealing with, assert your position that your involvement must feel meaningful.
Some cycles are deeper than others and some more intense as well, like the one you are experiencing now. It can perhaps best be described as a healing journey. These are seldom the fun kind. However, they do have value and purpose. A main challenge is to interpret them for what they truly are. For best results, communicate with someone who can really listen.
Cultivating new and healthier relationships is an important focus now. Some of these are linked to your own lifestyle habits. Is there anything you would like or feel you need to change? Sometimes the best leverage is soberly considering the cost of perpetuating the old patterns. Summon the courage to see your blind spots; get vertical and get going.
Creating a healthier rhythm and flow continues. The time has come to negotiate a new deal. This includes entering new territory, literally and/or figuratively. Yet, the first real move has to occur in your own mind. Choices and decisions must be made. You cannot please all the people. So, ‘to thine own self be true’ and remember, healthy is a cornerstone of happy.
You are in a creative leadership cycle. Yet, before you can advance you may have to clear, heal and resolve matters from the past. Sometimes the best first step is to create a space at home or at work that is inspiring and empowering. Clean your office and move furniture perhaps to re-set and refresh. Whatever you do or how, clear the clutter.
There’s no place like home and home is where your heart is, literally. Yet, you may be wondering who you are let alone where you live. This can be quite disconcerting. You may feel like you are in the nexus, in limbo, somewhere between here and there. Well, that makes sense looking at your charts. Remember, life is a journey and you are en route.
You are in the mood to cover a lot of ground. Hopefully circumstances are harmonizing with your flow and determination. With all the planets currently in retrograde, there may be more twists and turns than usual. Rather than impatiently force and control, contemplate, communicate, correspond and brainstorm with other key power players.
Deciphering what constitutes your highest priorities is a main focus now. These will likely be linked to experiencing harmonious and fulfilling relationships. You are gearing-up for things to shift in this regard. You want to feel freer and more fulfilled. Consider that part of the deal is linked to shifting your perspectives and consequently your approach.
Taking pioneering leads will feel right now. Yet, things may not be so straightforward anymore and may not be again soon. At worst, it is difficult to relax or feel at peace. This is an opportune time to clarify and aspire to realize your highest ideals. Emotional self-control is linked to your breath and to expressing gratitude for all the good in your life, now.