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HEADS UP! 

Planet Earth has arrived at a powerful, critical point of change.  

Some will experience it as a time of beneficial, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities; others as an intensely painful, disruptive time, loaded with challenges to the familiar status quo. Whether seen as opportunity or challenge will, of course, depend on the eye of the beholder. 

In astrological terms, starting now through mid-August, astral energies are forming an extraordinarily rare triple conjunction with long-lasting effects.  It includes: 

Uranus, futuristic planet of vision and invention,  

the North Node, a point that defines collective human destiny, and  

Mars, the planet of initiative and action.  

It occurs in Taurus, the down-to-earth sign of wealth, commerce, agriculture and food-supply issues. An abbreviated Sabian symbol tells you the precise location’s significance in plain English: 

18° Taurus: DETOXIFICATION. Using cleansing techniques to rid the subconscious of toxic, negative residues from the past. 

The last time this exact combo occurred was 2,300 years ago. Then, it was marked by the world-changing conquests of Alexander the Great. As a by-product of his consolidations, trade routes between East and West were opened. Resulting cross-culture exchanges stimulated major shifts in awareness.  

Perhaps, just perhaps, once again, it’s time for a collective paradigm shift. 

Now I know astrology talk is foreign, even alien, to many. Which is unfortunate. For even predating written history, as a matter of survival, those who lived close to nature watched the sky, observed changes in the weather, and lived in harmony with cyclical seasonal change.   

Why is it so useful?  

Because those who read the signs know to prepare for shocks, storms and earthquakes — be they geographic, social, economic, or political. They’ll be the ones who ride the waves of change, balanced like agile surfers, harnessing the currents of dangerous times to reach a far shore safely. 

Whereas those who are caught unawares run the risk of being crushed by tsunamis of massive change, dragged down and under.  

Which option do you prefer? 

If you’re unclear about the place of astrology in the larger scheme of things, let me reintroduce the Quantum Paradigm. It images the Unified Field Theory which Einstein already had, but for lack of yoga training, missed. Plugged into the archetypal Life Wheel found throughout time, in every culture, it looks like this:  

The Quantum Paradigm is exquisitely simple, satisfying the standard of Occam’s razor — optimal inclusion, optimal brevity. Like a laser, it illumines the field wherever it’s pointed. Since today I’m looking at an astrological pattern, I’ll describe where astrology – whether solar, lunar or literally star-based – fits within the Life Wheel, defining both what it is and what it is not.  

Astrology fits exclusively within the middle, e=energy level of the Quantum Life Wheel. Along with similar ancient sciences of change, including the preeminent Chinese Book of Change, it uses symbolic language to map the dynamics of Natural Law. 

Natural Law (in case no one taught you this in school), is an extension of Divine Law. It’s distinct, neither a substitute for nor a threat to inner light. We experience its influence on the m=mass surface of the Life Wheel as continuous flux.  

For this reason, aware-ones intentionally link the m=mass material level of their personal Life Wheels with the Center. They anchor in the eternal which abides deeper than change to remain stable from within no matter how challenging life on the surface becomes. 

As subtle astral energies radiate outwards to influence the physical, manifested world, applications branch in many directions. For example, leaders in every walk of life query to see the big picture, make wiser decisions and get better results. Therapists read charts to understand personality dynamics and improve relationships. Financial traders analyze transits to anticipate fluctuations in the stock market. Farmers observe the natural dynamics to predict weather patterns. They plant and harvest their crops accordingly to achieve higher yields. 

Then there’s medical astrology. Again, it’s nothing new. Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, regarded it as basic science (a term whose pristine definition is simply “with knowledge”). The ability to read natal charts is essential to correct diagnosis. A quick glance allows the competent physician to recognize the difference between discomforts which are “transit-ory” and those which are chronic, life-long concerns.  

Would you be interested to know, BTW, that COVID came in right on schedule, along with the upheavals resulting from lockdowns and social distancing? Or that the U.S. natal chart reveals what’s called a Pluto return – a “breakdown to breakthrough time” likely to spark revolutionary rethinkings of the nation’s purpose and values? 

Looking ahead, I’ll give you another heads up. Globally, through 2022, everyone everywhere is at the midpoint of massive political challenges. Corruption that’s been going on for a very very long time is increasingly being exposed like never before, the better to be purged and replaced by healthier options. Astrologers who’ve long foreseen this period of purification are rejoicing. Sadly however, many caught unawares are left disillusioned and in shock.  

And according to astrologer Pam Gregory, “We’re just getting started.” She likens the triple conjunction to eclipses, which are also pivot points of change. Eclipses usually come in threes, moving direct, retrograde and then direct again. The most dynamic set of the year completes exactly on November 8.  Uranus, the planet of sudden surprises of all kinds, is a direct hit.  

In the U.S., it just so happens to fall precisely on Election Day.  

So let’s take a collective deep breath and center ourselves. It’s time to put on our observer hats, expect the unexpected, and set the intention to make the best of our “interesting” times.  

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Patricia West’s B.A. is from Oberlin College; the M.A. and Ph.D. are from UW-Madison. Author of The Common Sense Book of Change and Two Sides of a Coin: Lao Tze’s Common Sense Way of Change, she’s currently working on The Phoenix Response: Dying To Be Reborn – in the Same Lifetime, offering a magical antidote to post-COVID trauma and alarming increase in suicide rates. 

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The Path of Love – 012721

Overriding Love of Life as well as the lesser loves of liberty, family and country are values shared in common across the board. They’re not exclusive to any time, place or people. While focus on lesser loves changes, fundamental Love of Life supports them all.

On January 28th of 2021 we have a full moon in Leo, seat of heart energy, sign of leadership, courage and creativity. It sets the tone for year. Astrologers agree that we’re being given the choice (and responsibility) to focus on the heart as we continue to swim through oceans of conflict creating profound changes on every level — personal, social and economic.

Today, I’m focusing on Pam Gregory’s powerful message. While the technical analysis is complicated, her conclusions are easy to understand. I can’t put them any better, so I’m offering the highlights here with all credit to her.

In sum, the influence of full moons affect us a few days prior and post. They serve to shine a light on what we haven’t known before, bringing emotions to a head, along with feelings of culmination or closure.

The broadest pattern continuing through 2024 is the deconstruction of old systems. There will “breakdowns in order to breakthrough” in government as well as the professions of law, healthcare and education.

In 2021, we can expect to experience layered realities with two broad choices (she calls them “trajectories” or “timelines”). In the lower octave, there will be chaos: drama, polarity and negativity, shocks, high speed twists and turns of events, including social unrest. In the higher octave, there’s an extraordinary opportunity to upgrade consciousness.

At the 3D level, it’s going to get very confusing. We will wonder, “What true? What’s not? What can we trust, what not?” For this reason, its more important than ever to cultivate mental clarity balanced by kindness. If you get a challenge, take a step back. Ask, “What would LOVE do?” Let that be your mantra. “What would LOVE do?”

My own conclusion is that nations across the board have become separated both from their own cultural roots and from a fundamental awareness of humanity’s common ORIGIN, where all meet at the center on the higher road, the path of unity which Pam recommends.

For today’s reading, I asked about the I Ching’s view on choosing the higher path, returning to the path of love. I also asked about the consequences of failing to choose this path. See the following post for the answer to that second question.

PERMANENCE is the original, dynamic answer to the question, “What is the consequence of choosing the higher path?” It reads:

Search for PERMANENCE in the timeless wisdom of all ages. Human events repeat themselves in well-ordered patterns over many generations. Although the actors change, the values they pass on through their examples endure. Nothing of permanent value is ever lost. Live worthy of your heritage. Avoid disrespect for traditions.

Love as a timeless value is the starting point of this dynamic reading. For example, Patrick Byrne senses and returns the enduring love of life which pervades the philosophy of the Tao and its underlying I Ching wisdom. It’s written (despite a relatively recent communist overlay) into the very DNA of China’s people. Despite a similar communist overlay, that same love, though with a shift of focus towards liberty, is inherent in America’s genes.

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Alternating lines in the first, third and fifth places all change. Advice of the bottom, first line reads “Great works require long growing time. Patience is worth it.” I’m understanding that both China and the U.S. are works in progress. The jury isn’t out on the fate of either country. However bleak the immediate present, hope remains that love of life will prevail in the long run.

When the advice is heeded and patience preserved, it changes to Responsibility, which reads:

The RESPONSIBILITY which comes with holding a powerful position is an important test. You can use authority over others to benefit them or to feed selfish pride. In either case, you will experience the results of your actions later on. Exercise responsibility with thoughtful correctness and restraint. Avoid inconsiderate behavior.

Impending consequences of selfishly abusing political power are fearful to behold and close at hand, a lesson to future generations.

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Advice of the third line reads “Indecision and lack of consistency will ruin whatever you attempt.” This is not a time for sitting on the fence. When this warning is heeded by cultivating decisiveness and consistency, it changes to Forgiveness, which reads:

Through FORGIVENESS, old debts are canceled and harmony is restored. Free yourself from outgrown habits. Don’t be afraid to let go of the past. Releasing tensions will produce health. Mental blocks will be resolved. New clarity of vision will lead to important decisions. Peace of mind will follow. Avoid anxiousness.

This is the potential reward of choosing to return to the path of love and unity.

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Advice of the fifth line reads, “Choose methods by purpose. Visionary projects require creativity and courage.” Breakthroughs throughout the service professions call for a small army of innovators to come forward. When the advice is heeded it changes to Inner Strength, which reads:

When difficult situations come to a head, rely on INNER STRENGTH to endure. If it becomes necessary to retreat, do so with courage and self-confidence. Make sure your inner and outer resources are secure. If you must begin a new life, you will have to depend on them. Avoid helplessness.

Inner and outer resources include practical skills and life lessons learned as well as the wisdom traditions internalized through consistent practice.

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When advice of the three changing lines is heeded, the combined final result is Inspiration, which reads:

When minds are moved by INSPIRATION, nothing is impossible. Misunderstandings can be cleared up, problems solved and hardships overcome. Inspired speakers can move others to acts of heroism by well-chosen words. Reminding people of their common goals and deepest desires gives them the courage to continue. Avoid unkindness.

In the immediate context, the courage and creativity of heart-centered love is the source of inspiration that will see us through immediate hardships. It has been said that “Love heals all.” We’ve also been taught that “With God, all things are possible.”

Collected posts will be published as The Lessons of 2020: Using the Wisdom of CHANGE to Build a Better Future. Look for it on amazon in 2021.

If you’d like a copy of the Common Sense Book of Change, or extras to give others, click here.

To order Two Sides of a Coin: Lao Tze’s Common Sense Way of Change, click here.

Okay, then. That’s all for now. Talk with you again soon. Take care, all.

Cleaning Out the Inner Swamp – IC – 113020

NEWS FLASH!

Astrologers agree, the next three weeks are a wide-open window of opportunity. Pam Gregory says, It feels like the Reset of the Ages because it is exactly that. Be aware: during this time, every emotion you feel, positive or negative, will be enormously magnified.

BOOM!

Choices made during this period will launch you on your life path going forward. They’ll also have a ripple effect, influencing the world around you. So, Be careful. Choose wisely.

Glenn Beck say we’re in a holding pattern right now. As we wait for the courts to decide the outcome of U.S. elections, we feel like we’re in the eye of a hurricane. Politically that may be true. But it isn’t just empty space. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go inwards. Rethink beliefs. Reset attitudes, emotions, and intentions for the future.

Pam says:

This is our homework. Don’t just nap and cruise on Netflix. Take time out to meditate. STAY IN YOUR CENTER. Don’t be caught up in the hubbub.

She continues:

. . . through all of this unraveling of the old, there will be a lot of confusion out there. So I would very very VERY much encourage you to ground as often as you can. Be in nature. Play with a pet. Walk bare foot on the grass if weather permits.

Don’t go outwards to the scattering news and drama. Turn inwards. Create coherence. Breathe in and out through your heart — anything you can do to create coherence.

The great reset begins with Cleaning Out the Swamp. The process is essential. It is enormously beneficial. But no one said it would be easy. As OA warned, It’s hard to clean out the swamp when you’re up to your ass in alligators.

Nevertheless, as quantum fact, positive change happens from the inside out, and from smallest to largest. So there’s only one effective and enduring way clean out 2020’s political and institutional swamps. It’s this. Today. Starting right now and going forward, take full responsibility to clean out your own personal inner swamp.

Here’s a good way to begin.

Find a piece of paper and your favorite writing supplies. Settle down in a quiet place. Focus on your breathing until it becomes steady, calm and slow — quiet, deep and even.

Then, on that clean page, draw a vertical line down the center. On the left-hand side, list every negative emotion you’ve been feeling. Self-pity, blame, anger, hatred, fear, insecurity, sadness, envy, jealousy, shame, doubt, despair, confusion . . .whatever. Don’t leave anything out.

On the right-hand side, make a complete list of every positive emotion you’d like to feel in the future. Peace, joy, love, trust, compassion, gratitude, appreciation, patience, confidence, hope, happiness. Whatever you choose.

Next, draw a black line through each of the negative emotions. Then X-out the entire left-side column. After that, pick up your colored pens or pencils. Underscore, circle and draw happy faces around each of the positive feelings. Enjoy the process.

For the next three weeks, return to this list every day. Reinforce your intention to change for the better every morning and again each evening before bed.

During the day, be the observer. Whenever uninvited emotions pop up – annoyance, irritation, impatience, whatever — interrupt them. Snap your fingers to flip a switch in your brain. Turn off dark despair. Turn on the light of a brilliant new day.

Be aware that identifying the next three weeks as a rare opportunity to make positive personal changes is NOT arbitrary. Right on schedule, this Shift of the Ages has long been foreseen. It’s marked by a full moon lunar eclipse on November 30th, followed by a new moon total solar eclipse (the only one of 2020) on December 14th, and finally the winter solstice on December 21st.

Because each of these extraordinary events happens to fall on a Monday, I’ll speak to each in turn as the date arrives. I especially look forward to December 14th, the date of the Electoral College’s decision in the U.S.

DEPRESSION is the unchanging answer to today’s question, “What should we be aware of NOW?” It reads:

At times when it seems as if one’s resources are exhausted, care must be taken to soften the harmful effects of DEPRESSION. Whether the cause of depression is mental, emotional or economic, do not despair. The time will pass. Use hardship to develop inner strength and calm. Avoid negative thoughts.

The advice to avoid negative thoughts resonates with todays theme, cleaning out one’s personal inner swamp.

Especially in times of Depression, a complete and accurate paradigm is a lifeline. It supports awareness of the e=energy middle level of the Life Wheel where emotional alligators lurk, the deeper levels of intuition and light, was well as the Core CENTER. This unchanging Center is the stable bedrock of sanity. It’s our inalienable, enduring Source of prosperity in all things, on every level.

Those brainwashed into a paradigm that rules out the inner levels of quantum reality fall apart when the going gets rough. In contrast, even in the worst of times, timeless wisdom sustains those of faith. When it “SEEMS as if” our resources are exhausted, they’re not fooled by surface illusions. They trust in the Creator as their unfailing source of inner strength and abundance.

In 2020’s hour of extreme suffering, keep in mind the hope at the heart of Job’s story. Even during imaginable loss, Job steadfastly kept the faith. Trusting that alternating cycles of loss and gain are in the Creator’s hands, he repeated: The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the Name of the Lord.

Because of his faith, in God’s time, Job was restored to prosperity even greater than before. This is the positive intention to hold in mind during the coming three to four weeks as an unprecedented, powerful eclipse season brings in The Shift of the Ages.

Collected posts will be published as The Lessons of 2020: Using the Wisdom of CHANGE to Build a Better Future. Look for it on amazon in January of 2021.

If you’d like a copy of the Common Sense Book of Change, or extras to give others, click here.

To orderTwo Sides of a Coin: Lao Tze’s Common Sense Way of Change, click here.

Okay, then. That’s all for now. Talk with you again soon. Take care, all.