Cardinal signs are those that initiate things. The year is winding down, and we are going into dark of winter, not the best time for new beginnings. However, a great time to ruminate about what you want to do ‘next’ and plant the seeds you want to see blooming in the Spring.
The Aries/Libra axis is about freedom and partnership. Ideal relationships are those where people can fully be themselves while being in relationships of all types. Seeking a balance between individuality and cooperation. Most of us know what the lack of this looks like. Few have witnessed or experienced true equality between the sexes.
Years ago I knew a heterosexual couple who were consciously striving to accomplish it. But after spending time with them, I saw that the man was giving in a lot just to keep the peace and not be ‘a chauvinist pig’. The woman was dominating and she ruled the roost. Not really balanced after all.
So many people on KPFA radio today are talking about how the information coming up about Trump is great because it is revealing the under-belly of our culture. Digging up the taboos, bringing the crap up to the surface to be looked at and hopefully, cleaned up. Talk about Pluto in Capricorn! Yes, we have all heard about ‘locker room talk’ and actually, most of us probably have done it ourselves (c’mon, be honest, you never talked like that with any of your friends?), but in his case, he seems to actually act on it.
The trouble is that it reveals an underlying belief system; that people are objects that we can use and abuse, then discard when they no longer serve. This is what the whole planet is suffering from. Mother Nature has been treated with this type of disregard as well and she is fighting back (all these severe storms). She is fed up with having her pussy grabbed at will by any fool who comes around.
One of the causes of this is Capitalism. Just finished and highly recommend a book by called “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind”, by Yuval Noah Harari. I highly recommend this book. It talks about the rise of the state, money, trade, religions, and so many other ideas that have been invented to control people. He makes the case that all of this is a result of ideas….not reality. All made up by people and foisted on others. Culture is created by people to inculcate ideas into the young. Means of enforcement are developed to make sure people are toeing the line. Caroline Casey quotes a Revered Billy: “If we can think it up, we can think it down.” I love that.
Mars will be conjunct Pluto, the God of Transformation Oct. 18, initiating a new cycle in our consciousness desire natures. Desire, conscious and unconscious is what this level is all about. In EA we believe that until all our desires have been ‘satisfied’ we cannot return ‘Home’. Our bodies will die, but our souls will reincarnate to fulfill the remaining desires. Desire is not bad in and of itself. It is part of the material plane. When acting out our desires hurts another, karma is created.
Last week I went to Steven Forrest’s Apprenticeship Program astrology retreat in Calistoga. I had a revelation there in relation to Trump. Since he has spoken the unspeakable, we are now free to talk about what we believe in. Time to come out of the closet as an astrologer, past life regression facilitator, energy healing worker, whatever. No need to hide it, be embarrassed about it or fear repression. The lid has been blown off. Free speech applies to us too!