The Myth of The Singularity

I’ve been reading a bit lately about the Singularity.  When I first heard the term I assumed it referred to the point at which the duality we have all been living in for millenium resolved into oneness.  This is what I believe the whole 2012 thing is about.  If you haven’t seen Terence McKenna’s take on 2012 and the I Ching, I’ve included a video at the end of the post.

But no, it’s nothing so wonderful.  To my surprise and amazement, the Singularity turns out to be the point at which robots and humanity merge.  There are people who are excited about this.  Apparently the idea of becoming TransHuman is appealing.

As someone who grew up with the Six Million Dollar Man, I can see where they’re coming from.  But. We are talking here about superhumans, artificially enhanced by things like robotics, neurotechnology and implants of various kinds.

Of course it’s already happening.  How many of us know someone with a titanium hip or knee?  And how many people would be completely lost without their GPS and smartphone?  And have a look at this:

Prominent futurist Ray Kurzweil told the US Congress of Representatives that smarter-than-human intelligence is likely to arrive within twenty to thirty years, at his testimony at a hearing on the societal implications of nanotechnology.

Kurzweil believes that once nanotechnology matures to a certain degree, it will permit us to scan the human brain at the fine-grained molecular level, uncovering the cognitive regularities responsible for our intelligence. At that point, Kurzweil claims, it will be possible to either enhance human brains cybernetically, or completely transfer (“upload”) human brains onto computers – probably nanocomputers – and run them at accelerated clock rates, resulting quickly in transhuman intelligence.


I had a bit of an experience of this a week or so ago.  My phone rang and when I answered it a recorded voice said “Kim Gould please call 1800 xxx xxx xx and quote this reference number &#$%$##.”  And then hung up.  I have no idea who that call was from.  It could have been my telephone company, a telemarketer, who knows?  A few days after this experience I had to call the accounts department of a medical company to query a bill.  I rang the number and when it was answered this is what I heard “Hello, reference number please.”

These calls got me thinking about how we are being ‘robotisized’.  I mean, why would a company think I would respond to either of those situations?  It’s because we are gradually being trained to follow robotic like prompts.  If you’re not convinced, have a look at this Visa Card ad.



So who are the cool and savvy good guys, and who is the awkward guy who’s a loser for not keeping up with technology?  Now look again and see who you’d rather be?  This is the best training video I can imagine for more negative aspects of  the Gate of Grace and Beauty – Gate 22.  This is the superficial world we all become trapped in – the world of gloss and glamour and artificial community – when we don’t take the time to find out what our emotions tell us about what’s right for us on a personal level!

There is a dangerous and largely invisible push to block us from our natural intelligence and birthright.  Reliance on technology weakens us, separates us and interferes with our natural human processes.  It also carries hidden within it a myth that we cannot self-heal, that we cannot connect over distances, that we cannot intuitively choose to be in exactly the right place and the right time, that we have no connection with the earth’s abundance unless rescued from starvation by genetically modified grains, that we must be rescued from our own destructiveness, and that the earth is angry with us and will destroy us given half a chance.

It is a shortsighted view of humanity that is incapable of perceiving the new trajectory of our evolution!

I want to push it one step further.  We can already access the benefits of this new TransHuman.  If we simply relax into love and our own multidimensional consciousness we can evolve into something that most people would consider to be divine!  It is the result of hard won efforts at the soul level, not by getting an implant, a mechanical “upgrade”.

Have you ever watched a science fiction movie and wondered why it’s all about hatred, war and destruction?  I have come to believe that most people have absolutely no idea what is shifting beneath their feet – the very basis of what it is to be human! As we move beyond the limited reality of the third dimension (or whatever you want to call it) and into a much wider consciousness of truth, love and beauty the superficial survival needs of humanity fade away.

We find extraordinary new capabilities coming to the surface – the ability to love unconditionally, to perceive patterns of connectedness that were previously invisible, to consciously connect with the plasticity of our brains, cells and DNA, to communicate without speech, to ride a wave of synchronous universal creativity, and so on.  These emerging capabilities make the idea of becoming TransHuman seem like a nightmare rather than a wonderful vision of the future.

This new apocalyptic vision is sometimes referred to a the Post Human World. It’s true! You can google it!  Futuristic scientist Dr Michio Kaku talks about this Post Human World in this short video.  I’m wondering how many of the benefits of this brave new world you are already experiencing – or beginning to understand how to create –  in your life without the need for any technology at all? Perfect body, perfect health, agelessness, real connections with mythical creatures, time travel, etc, etc, etc.

The Human Design Transits

Today is activating an awareness of this attempt to push humanity into a helpless robotic future.  Atlantis and Nemesis are opposing Ceres and the Moon.  The Earth Mother and La Luna meet technology head on.

Atlantis and Nemesis suggest that we better stay on the surface, trapped in our own survival fears because if we relax for a moment we’ll starve to death.  With no trust in the feminine – either the nourishing mother or the potent creative potential held within the daugther – we are truly adrift in the sea of male creativity.

This attempt to keep us all in the superficial is simply Mars trying to avoid his deeper emotions about the mother/feminine – but to no avail since these will begin to surface in early June as Ceres shifts into Gate 36 on 30th May.  In his attempts to avoid the deep complexity of the mother/son relationship, the masculine turns instead to technology.

If any of you have read the work of Joseph Chiltern Pierce (highly recommended) you will know about his research on the bonding that babies do with technology rather than their mothers in hospital births.  Intriguing stuff given this whole TransHuman story is coming from the baby boomers – the first generation to experience wide scale hospital birth!

Atlantis is in Gate 64 at the moment, meeting Nemesis in 47.  Ceres and the Moon are in Gate 22 (which is the opposite gate to 47).  And the South Node is in Gate 12.   Atlantis is also square Persephone and trine Mercury (in the Gate of Earth – 2).

Atlantis represents the use of power, especially in technology or information, against another.  Nemesis represents the place where we return to again and again until we finally understand our adversary. Mercury and Venus are conjunct in the Mental Gate of Returning – coming back again and again until we finally work out what is really going on.

There’s a strong relationship aspect here, as Atlantis is also exactly conjunct the relationship asteroid and minor planet Juno!

If you’ve been watching my Facebook feed you might have seen how conflicted I am about getting a new smartphone.  It’s because I love technology but I know the dark side that it brings to our lives – South American miners being poisoned and dying for the minerals in our laptops and phones, the electro-magnetic energy that soaks our homes from wifi, the effect on our brains of constantly being ‘connected’.

The daughter and mother are re-uniting on 30th May as Persephone in 35.6 meets up with her mother Ceres in 36.1 – 30th May 15:00 through to 1st June 22:00 UT. I expect this will be a time for completion of the family dynamic that’s been healing between mother and daughter – the princess/daughter energy I’ve been writing about.

Also, note that Mars and Venus are conjunct in the Ajna Centre, so we can trust in the growth of true relationship. The daughter is being freed up from the vapid projections of both parents, and this allows her gentle fertility to bless the earth once more.

Note that Gate 24 is the mental portal for the Crown Gate of Inner Knowing – Gate 61. It’s what we do on the mental level with our inspirational knowing of what is true for us as individuals, a powerful thing indeed! With no belief in that gentle energy of our inner daughter we can never know our own creations. Only in knowing this can we make our own invisible world become visible and manifest.

And right now that means allowing both the masculine and the feminine to play their roles.  When this happens we can truly relax and stop overcompensating!  And move into an era of abundant free and empowering technology, rather than old ideas that robotics will be our future!

The I Ching and Timewave Zero 2012

Here is a video on Terence McKenna’s calculations using the I  Ching.  Skip over the first few minutes to 2.50 where you’ll go straight to the relevant bit.



New Moon and Solar Eclipse

4th January 2011

Although today’s New Moon is in Capricorn, there a deep and dark undercurrent of Scorpionic energy riding it’s wave, and that darkest of feminine energies Lilith plays an important role.  The hidden depth and secret power that has been wrapped in the suppressed wrath of the feminine has awakened, because we now have the compassionate container to express it cleanly.  It seems possible that the feminine aspect of men is more strongly affected by the energies this week.

It’s happening in the Root Chakra, so it will deal with fear, emotional anxiety, depression and any core issues of security and survival you might be holding onto.  Physically it will be about sexual issues, legs, feet.  the immune and adrenal systems.

I want to start out by looking at some more subtle influences and then move onto the big issues – like Jupiter – Uranus opposite Makemake in the Solar Plexus Centre having a powerful effect on the emotions, and  Saturn – Haumea connecting with the Nodes, bringing the body into alignment with our hearts and our soul geometry.

Firstly, there is the strong ongoing theme of unravelling family patterns.  Pluto in the Gate of Joy in the Root Centre is driving this process, reclaiming our authority over our own lives, listening to our own inner voice without dominating others or being dominated (Kassandra in 58.1), letting go of reactive impulses to make a fast break and escape restrictions rather than engage fully with our own lives (Icarus in 58.2).  We need to look beyond the struggle to see what we are struggling towards and focus on that outcome (Pallas in 58.3).  We can’t dictate how things will turn out, but neither should we shy away from knowing what we would prefer.

Adding to this is Apollo conjunct in the Sun and Moon (38.3), representing a tendency for families to keep on doing the same things generation after generation.  The solution on offer is to be aware of your vulnerability in this process, to experience how you might feel attacked, humiliated or shamed in the way things are usually done.  You need to know about this.

You need to know, because this is a moment for you to take charge of your own life if ever there was one.  The chance to blame others has evolved into a higher level of personal responsibility.  We are growing up, achieving mastery.  Nemesis in 18.1 says, turn and face your demons and name them as your own.  The I Ching speaks of facing down the angry old ghosts of the ancestors and saying ‘this is my life’.  We are making repairs and they are based on our own guidance, our own consciousness, rather than being based on long-held but mistaken bandaid measures.  This is why we have to do things so slowly and deliberately at the moment, because we are cutting new pathways of life.

Eros is conjunct the Sun and Moon, calling you out to new soul partnerships, although the reveal may feel dangerous to your newfound vulnerability.   Eros seeks to raise the masculine creative principal from one of domination to a soul partnership with the feminine.  This partnership gives rise to passion, attraction, potency and vitality.  Eros in such a crucial and significant position on this Solar Eclipse indicates a major shift in the way the masculine operates on this planet.

Up in the Throat Centre, another harbinger of the new masculine, Pan, is conjunct Sedna in Gate 23, dissolving our attachment to status and roles, to goals and outcomes, allowing us to become more gentle and accepting and open.  We may not be receiving what we expected from life just now, but it is more juicy and filled with promise than we can possibly imagine from a place where we have become drunk and lost on more superficial treasures.  Eros in Capricorn (38) and Pan in Taurus (23) indicate an earthy sensuality and  a powerful recovery of the masculine sexual and creative potency.

And the feminine?  There are two Liliths – an asteroid and the Dark Moon.  The asteroid Lilith (in 14.3) conjunct Venus, has the power to shift relationships – to self and others – to dedicate our lives to something higher than conflict, strife and struggle.   She can let go of her need to control.  We are facing in the right direction, we simply need to be receptive rather than willful.  The Dark Moon Lilith in (25.3), is a pointer to where we can let go and connect to the beloved in the form of the absolute, here we are being asked to release our attachment to anything other than our own simple and vulnerable innocence, to open to greater vistas of self.  She is paving the way for Jupiter and Uranus, who are both headed back towards the Gate of Innocence – Jupiter moves on 13th January and Uranus on 7th February.

It’s vital that the feminine energy opens up to receive the new masculine.  If it’s not received, the masculine energy remains essentially impotent and infertile, not even knowing it’s own potential for creation.

Eros’ soul mate Psyche is in Gate 35 with Chaos.  This is the Gate that brings Jupiter and Uranus to the Throat for expression.  The TNO Chaos is there as well.  While Eros is supporting us to feel physically safe, Psyche is helping us clarify our tendency to try to intuit what others are thinking or feeling about us.  She is working in the realm of our emotional sense of safety.  Our own wrong thinking and the emotional response we have to it creates an obstacle.  We believe ourselves to be attacked, isolated, unsafe.  Psyche says to take pause, to create a space where we can apprehend the true opportunity and gift in the situation.  “like a net that, without moving, catches fish while the water flows on through.”  In this pause you may feel uncertain, but Chaos promises a new form is taking shape, a new beginning is arising.

And sitting there all alone – isolated – is Mars in the Crown Chakra.  A gate of huge power to release the unseen and unknown into the consciousness of humanity.  There is nothing in Gate 24, so this activation will only affect those who have Gate 24 in their own designs.  The first stirrings of the new masculine, occuring in the old masculine arena of Capricorn.  I have seen some astrologers suggesting that this New Moon and Solar Eclipse are about strengthening the structure of the existing masculine and recommending we work hard and seek status and success.  This is a complete misreading of the deeper shift that’s going on here.

There is a spirit and connection to flow here that is our saviour within.

Inner truth is opening up a flow of change; existing frameworks and agreements of all kinds can no longer be taken for granted.  there is guidance available that can lead you towards good fortune – but it’s as well to be vigilant for other factors that may complicate matters and disturb your peace:  half hidden needs or beliefs, other people’s influence, or divergent, mutually incompatible desires.

Makemake Petroglyph ~ Wikimedia Commons

And what of the Jupiter – Uranus conjunction?  It’s in the Solar Plexus Chakra, which deals with emotions, in Gate 36.5, opposing dwarf planet MakeMake in Gate 6.6.  In the last of these conjunctions, Jupiter and Uranus, seek our mastery, our ability to operate without approval (Uranus) from our own sense of purpose and meaning (Jupiter).

The Sabian Symbol for this eclipse is “An Ancient Bas-Relief Carved in Granite Remains a Witness to a Long-Forgotten Culture.”  This is extraordinary, given the activation to Makemake and the history of ‘spoils to the victor’ that he brings to consciousness.  (more here)

Makemake, like the Easter Island statues, is a sentinel for a life lived in harmony with the abundance of nature – sensual, sexual, living each moment with each other in joyful celebration.  Makemake’s long forgotten polynesian culture on the island of Rapa Nui was destroyed by the Europeans who believed their ways were superior.   On a personal level Makemake represents an integration of that oppressor within, to see clearly how our desire for status and material goods has led us out of the garden.  It’s about integration of the superior and inferior selves at all levels – the ego who believes an Armani suit and a pair of Manolos makes us superior (and it’s hard to resist given we were raised in this culture), believing an iPhone makes us connected, and that judging others as less ‘spiritually advanced’ makes us more so.

Makemake in 6.6 tells us that we will never win.  Because the concept of winning and losing is an illusion.  So why are we competing?  Why are we struggling?  Why are we fighting?  These are ways to trap ourselves in a constant struggle for scraps, trying to protect ourselves against loss.  If we fight, we always lose.  Our culture has trained our body, mind and emotions for conflict, for pessimism, for loss.  It’s time we stop believing in it.

And last, but not least, is Saturn conjunct Haumea in the Spleen Centre.  I say not least because this New Moon is about our material wellbeing – our ability to come out of our conditioned self-isolation and create joyful abundant community.  This self-isolation may be so subtle many of us are unaware of the power it holds over our lives.  It is a watershed for the integration of the individual into the collective.  The individual may see it as a death rather than a rebirth, but the that’s how the ego rolls!

It is, in a way, a rebirth, completing our physical birth as we develop emotional stability and clarity that allows our bodies to experience life on earth as they were designed to do – in Bliss, Pleasure and Ecstacy.  Don’t take my word for it, these are the names of Psyche and Eros’ three children.  They are part of a prophecy for the full integration of duality.


Relishing The Ego Self


11th August 2010
With the Sun, Atlantis and Nemesis all in the Gate of the Army and triggered by a New Moon yesterday we can expect some shenanigans.

Nemesis is commonly known as the Goddess of Retribution.  Who wouldn’t shiver at the idea of meeting our Nemesis.  But if my work with the Feminine Mojo Project taught me anything, it was that in the world of myth and archetypes nothing is as it seems and so it is with Nemesis.

Nemesis by Gheorghe Tattarescu, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Originally a Goddess of Disinterested Fortune, similar to the Wheel of Fortune in the Tarot, she is simply the bringer of your personal fate and you get to choose whether you perceive it as good or evil.  However the Greeks shifted her identity to make her the delivery girl for punishment for non-compliance with, if you like, the dominant paradigm.  In her more ancient form she probably represented our fear of punishment or retribution by the gods if we didn’t get it right.

What could we make of her in the transits?  Well, she appears as a winged goddess of fate at a time when there is immense activation to our soul purpose.  And she appears at a time of global flux that threatens to send us into extinction, a time when existing realities are disappearing and we are all doing the soft shoe shuffle in our attempts to find something solid to stand on.

Atlantis by Kenn BrownAlongside Nemesis we find the asteroid Atlantis, representative of civilizations lost.  Whether we believe in the mythology of Atlantis or not, it is a powerful archetypal statement of a society that got it wrong.

Fritjof Capra, in his book The Turning Point, talks about the development of the mechanistic world view gone mad, as we specialise more and more everything makes less and less sense because it doesn’t connect to anything else.  In this world of mad science and rational logic we develop solutions that have no basis in reality.

Nemesis and Atlantis both indicate a group of people who benefit at the expense of others, and the attempts to manipulate others in order to maintain that advantage.

At the level of our DNA we hold ‘control mechanisms’ that have us self regulating in alignment with the needs of our family, our tribe or culture, our economy.  It’s simple evolutionary strategy grown dangerous.  Why dangerous?  Because these strategies have been used against us. Consider the advertising industries use of psychology to manipulate our desires and how we’ve been trained into an addiction to ‘edible foodlike substances’ that lead inevitably to disease, malnutrition and a dangerous disconnect with the concept of food.  Did you see Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution?  He had 6 year olds who could not even recognise a potato or tomato, even though they live on fries and pizza.

Paige aka Megan

Watch how others may be interfering in your life, trying to convince you to conform to some apparently agreed upon code of conduct, when it matters not at all to them what you do.  Except in the shadow where we all have to keep each other in line so no one gets into trouble.

My daughter was just telling me a story of the other kids at school begging her to behave in a particular way because they were really uncomfortable with her stepping outside the boundaries.  There was nothing bad at all in what she was doing – she’s experimenting with different names and wanted to write her name in a new piece of concrete as Paige rather than Megan.  Quelle horrreur!

These group survival mechanisms operate in our emotional and mental fields and they go down deeper and deeper.  This Leo New Moon is awakening a spark of soul that takes back control of our own destiny, our desire to interpret our own lives and see clearly that we hold an immensely influential power for good when we have the courage to live from our heart and soul.

This is an ego healing, from the false sick ego self that keeps us small and malleable, to the strong ego which is a container for our soul visions.   The Army (gate 7) supports us to take control of our own inner rabble, to become our own commander, to decide how we interpret what happens to us and how we respond to those events.  In this place we become a powerful force of co-creation.

Yesterday’s Leo New Moon heralds a new era of leadership by the grassroots level of society, a fractal experience of each person leading the way while simultaneously opening to the influence of everyone else they meet on their journey.  In this way secrets are revealed and we rejoice in our common humanity rather than fight over our differences.

This is a profound shift in the concept of leadership and power.

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