1st September 2010
This is a time when we can be seduced back into the world we have worked so hard to change. This week is a potent mix of disconnecting from what manipulates our energy for it’s own purposes, and instead joining a collective dance that is joyful, free and creatively inspired.
There is an unmasking of what Philip Shepherd refers to as the tyranny of the independent “known self”. Independent in that it is apparently “self-made” and not connected to anything else. The isolation of the independent known self is an ego based construct that is such a part of our culture, as we lock ourselves in our homes and sit safely ensconsed in the bubble of our cars, that we mistake it for ‘reality’. This despite scientific proof that we are each one of us nothing more and nothing less that a constant flow of energy. And this despite our own experiences of how our relationships are the core of our existence.
We hold on so tightly to our possessions, or at least what we perceive as what is ours. We pay insurance against theft and put bars on our windows. Altjira has been subtley informing us that this is not a healthy way to be. A creator god of the desert Aranta people in Australia, Altjira created the earth and everything on it, and then left it to it’s inhabitants to enjoy as they chose. He is sending us a strong message right now, connecting as he is to Haumea and Pluto, that individual ownership of anything is a dangerous nonsense.
The internet has changed forever the way we experience ownership of our creative output. Just ask Hollywood and the music industry. When we see our creations as something we alone pulled from the ether with only our own heroic efforts of genius, when we fail to recognise the input of others during and after the creative process, we impoverish humanity and life on earth. Industry that uses the earth’s resources with impunity, governments that allow them to do so, people who create something and then stultify it by a fear of sharing or by refusing to allow it to grow and change through that sharing prevent a true weaving of abundance.
Speaking of weaving, I’ve been watching the asteroid Niobe moving amongst the key astrological players lately. Niobe lost all her children through her excessive pride in them. The story of Niobe is of her endless grief at the loss of her progeny. We are all experiencing this to some degree as our magical inner child is continually deadened by a society that demands we can only work and never play, that claims to own our creative efforts, and refuses to allow us to interact freely with them. We need to also look at any fear this has created in us, of having to hold on tightly to what we create rather than trusting the reality that it has a life of it’s own that has little to do with who originally created it.
We are about to storm the ramparts of the commercial world with the message that business is not about making money, but sharing love and creating prosperity for all.
With the North Node about to shift into Gate 10 with Pluto, the concept of ‘father’ is shifting. The more clearly we see our own collusion with the unhealthy ‘father’ and the more we align with the juicy and joyful energy of the incoming protective provisioning masculine the easier our next 18 months will be. The shamanic nature god Pan is in the Gate of Enthusiasm, at the Throat Chakra calling forth some potent shifts in the feminine.
Vesta and Lilith are in the Gate of Depth with Zeus. An interesting combination. The power of Zeus was perhaps wasted due to his philandering tendencies. There was that story about the goose, but we won’t go into that now :). Vesta represents the inner flame of the hearth, and in this position shows that women are likely to be looking deep within to see where they have been allowing that flame to flicker due to a perceived need to find the power in their male lovers rather than within themselves. And also for the inner flame flickering weakly within the breast of men who seek comfort in their sexual relationships with women, rather than connect with the gentle nature of their own inner feminine.
This confusion has inexorably led to women (and men) being bound up in culturally based gender roles, and Lilith’s rage at how this renders us unable to act authentically.
The asteroid Child is conjunct Saturn and the Super Galactic Centre. The new Saturn is the builder. He knows how to create on the material plane, what needs to be done to bring our visions to reality in the physical density we live in on this planet. This conjunction says that our inner child is moving out of a cold and isolated place and into the warmth and light of loving relationships – both personal and business. Saturn demands self-responsibility and we will be able to hold our heads with true rather than false pride as we increasingly find the pathways our inner magic seeks for it’s expression.
And speaking of relationships, the Sun and Earth are in a channel that helps us understand our role in community. Mercury retrograde will conjunct the Sun in this channel on the 4th September. We can feel isolated when we feel the need to push forward ahead of our own power. In my terms this would indicate trying to do things from the mental plane, when they are still an idea, rather than allow the flow of life to support us to embody and integrate first. When we flow forward in this way not only do we align with a natural abundance, we also proceed without struggle because we emanate the quality of what we long to share. It’s freely available to whoever wants it with no effort on our part, and we are forever changed through each interaction of giving and receiving.
I will be interviewing Philip Shepherd, author of New Self, New World sometime next week on Love Your Design radio. I’m so impressed with this book and how clearly Philip talks about the need to deconstruct our current ‘reality’.