Nurturing oneself is critical to getting anything done in the world. Poor health can ruin all your plans, stand in the way of your success. So taking care of yourself is vital to any goals you might set. Eating the best food you can, getting enough sleep, and taking care of personal hygiene are not a waste of time but form a vital foundation. Cancer rules the 4th house - the nadir. It is also seen as the root, the womb and the source of our being. The soil out of which we grow.
Capricorn rules the 10th house and the cusp of the 10th is called the mid-heaven, our ultimate accomplishment in the world. The top of the tree so to speak. That to which we aspire.
Everyone knows if the root is infected, the tree either dies or is stunted, it cannot reach its full potential. That being so, why do we devalue the activities traditionally with the home?
Yesterday I had a desire for pudding and went to the market in search of it. I asked a fellow customer if he knew where it was and he said “The refrigerated section”. “No, I want to make it myself.” He said, “Probably with cake mixes.” As I walked away, he said “People still make pudding from scratch?” I turned and said, “A mix is not scratch…scratch is even more complicated, but I’m not up for that.”
The pudding mix has loads of chemicals. The pre-made pudding in the refrigerator section has double the chemicals. We’ve traded the good for the easy, but at what cost? There is little nutritional value in any of these products which used to be made from animal protein, but are now full of chemical substitutes which we learn can actually harm us. We are encouraged to buy into all this ease by the media which is supported by the manufacturers and purveyors of these goods. But again, at what cost?
This Full Moon just passed over Pluto retrograde in Capricorn, which is challenging all the structures of society. Unless you’ve been asleep or in a coma for the past few months, you can see that things are, indeed, coming unraveled. Every day humans are killing each other with a vengeance
I feel the ‘issue’ that is at the heart of all this unrest is Capitalism. A system that used slavery, colonialism, repression and control to empower and enrich a few at the cost of the many. It is an unsustainable system and what we are seeing is the revolt of all the victims (the majority of people in the world).
The body of humanity is collapsing after centuries of abuse. As we age, we reap the results of our ‘wild youth’. If we neglected and abused our body when we were young, we will suffer the effects as we age.
The structures are collapsing. The people will not put up with it anymore.
Most creatures know enough not to soil their own nest.
With our advanced intellect, we have created so much garbage and toxic waste that we have fouled our nest (the planet) in a way that may lead to our own extinction.
Technology creates more and more stuff just to see if it can. Do we need a new cell phone model every six months? The only way to continue more and more profits, things have to be made with built in obsolescence. Made to break. I have two refrigerators. One, at least 60 years old still works fine…the newer model only 25 years old, no longer works.
This past week, I have been dealing with health issues related to Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn. That is to say, bones and teeth. Due to pain, I have not felt like eating, have been sleeping a lot and have stayed close to home. Saturn and the Moon, Capricorn and Cancer have been the main actors in my life recently. Because I am in great health (for my age), I am not accustomed to be restrained by health issues. Doctors say the things that have begun to plague me are part of aging….normal. “Nothing you did, caused this…it’s inevitable.”
That being said, is it inevitable that our socio-economic system should now collapse? That it has lived it’s allotted time and will now deteriorate and eventually die?
Unfortunately, in its aging process, it is taking lots of people with it.
Trained as an anthropologist, I was taught that the development of agriculture is what was responsible for the ultimate creation of the State. The surplus of grain led to the idea of private property which had to be protected from (?) and controlled by (?) against (?). Move forward 5-7 thousand years and here we are bombing people from drones.
This ‘progress’ allowed the population to grow….food security.
So now we have a problem of over-population and people are fighting over resources.
Maybe the Earth is going through a needed readjustment. Maybe there is something going on that is much larger than ourselves. An Intelligence is at work trying to re-establish balance.
Our best resource is resilience. The more flexible we are the better we will be prepared for the uncertainty all around us. Spirals are examples of alternative ways of dealing with obstacles that come up in life.
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