This is the axis that relates to the individual (Leo) and the collective (Aquarius). In a sense, a false dichotomy.
Ask yourself how much of your life is based on a sense of duty; motivated by ‘shoulds’; and followed through with ‘have to’s’. Then take a moment from that consensus driven life to wonder what life could be like if motivated by ‘want to’s’; love to’s and can’t wait to’s? How are we going to usher in a New Age if we are doing things for the same old wrong reasons? We need to move from the oppositional to the unified.
Thinking outside the box includes getting rid of the box. It’s not enough to go out for a smoke then run back in. And that’s what makes it so hard. But it’s not about getting rid of the box, we need to become the box and everything else. Realize and know it’s all One.
Once again the quote by Einstein is appropriate for this time: “The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which created them.”
The ‘problem’ is we have to change our consciousness. In the ‘60s a lot of what we did was in an effort to expand and change our consciousness. It worked. Unfortunately, it worked so well that the System was threatened. If we had continued to succeed, it would have put most of the corporations out of business. No one would be buying their xxxx anymore.
There was a backlash. First they co-opted our styles…making phony hippie jeans, bell bottoms and flowered vests. You could buy one rather than creating your own unique one. Then they started making ‘natural’ food – starting with packaged granola. People used to formulate their own. Oh yes, then there was the infiltration by the FBI, the flooding of the street with heavy-duty drugs, etc. on and on.
The ‘real’ hippies either left town or went undercover. They masked. They pretended to fit in. The shape-shifted. Some so well they became The Man and they forgot. A metaphor for the human condition.
Here we are at the 50th anniversary of the Beatles, whose most important message is still true: “All You Need is Love”. I painted it on my kitchen door back in the day.
But what is love? Not cards, chocolates, flowers and a lovely dinner on Valentine’s Day. Love is becoming one with, merging. To truly love, you have to ‘be’ the other, feel what they are feeling. It can be summed up by the Golden Rule.
A Yucatec Mayan greeting: “In Lak’ech Ala K’in” which means “I am you and you are me” or “I am another you” is another way of saying it. Typically one touches their heart when they say it.
50 years ago, Pluto and Uranus were conjunct. Now they are squared. What was started then is now being questioned. Did we do it? Did we change the world?
Well….in many states gays are out and can marry and pot is legal. We have a black president – half black actually, but better than nothing. I say these are co-options. Crumbs thrown at us to keep us satisfied. Corporations figured out that gay people are consumers. Weddings are a huge market. Didn’t Hawaii say they didn’t want to miss out on the wedding and honeymoon market, so they voted in gay marriage? And Colorado reported the huge amounts of revenue from legal pot. Hello.
Folks…it’s still about money. ‘They’ figured out the money they could make by letting these things happen. And ‘they’ realized that Occupy had/has a lot of power and ‘they’ threw us a bone (giraffe).
Many of us boomers, alive in the ‘60s and now on Social Security (who knew?) were also born with Neptune in Libra. One of the meanings for that is we were all involved in slavery during the Roman period – either as slaves or as masters or overseers.
With Uranus in Aries right now opposing our natal Neptunes, we have the chance to finally be free. After centuries of slavery or imprisonment, people don’t need a cell or a shackle anymore. They will do it to themselves unwittingly. Freedom becomes so scary, they prefer the security of the cell/box.
This quote by Kahlil Gibran taken from the Feb/Mar 2014 issue of The Mountain Astrologer sums it up:
“Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty and obey only love.”
How did that happen? By an inner change, by a change of heart.
Only when we accept that ‘they’ is ‘us’ (wow does that sound ungrammatical) will anything really change. There is no ‘there’, it is all ‘here’ and we are the ones doing it to ourselves. As soon as you unite with something ‘it’ vanishes because there is only One being here. Separation is the Illusion.
We must remember that the chart only exists from our own perspective. The Sun and the Moon are in opposition forming a Full Moon, from the perspective of Earth. From the Pleiades, nothing is happening.
This Valentine’s Day, give yourself the gift of seeing differently. When you see someone that pushes your negativity buttons, say to yourself: “That is me”. See what happens.
Everyone wants to be seen and heard. Everyone wants to be special.
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