Saturday, 19 December 2015

Time to wake up, when all I want to do is sleep!

From Aurum Astrology Facebook Page:

Its often a bit heavy as we approach the solstice. The days are getting shorter and shorter and our brains are screaming for sunlight (in the northern hemisphere at least) In the midst of holiday madness we need to pause and take a moment ... just as at the Solstice on DEc 21st, the Sun will pause for four days, before moving onward and upward.

Right now the Sun is  squaring the Nodes of the Moon. These represent our Collective Destiny Point, and a square to the nodes shows what is blocking us from moving into our true destiny. The nodes, in Virgo and Pisces, show a path of healing and purification required to move into our truest selves.

Our illusions and delusions need to be let go of if we are to step into who re really are.

The Sun in Sagittarius, crossing the Galactic core (centre of our galaxy) right now, adds to this deep stirring; a deep longing to 'KNOW WHO WE ARE!

Sagittarius is our right brained, intuitive knowing, where we see and feel the BIG picture, inside and out.

Jupiter is also crossing the North Node, adding to the overall sense of AWAKENING.


One last thing: The Moon in Aries today can make us impatient, rebellious or a bit jumpy, as it stirs up the confrontational intensity of the Mars Pluto Uranus dynamic,  which continues to  threaten us with explosive, rebellious  energy. So do be careful while you celebrate. Find a positive outlet for those frustrations. Walk. Hike. Go tobogganing! Or play in the snow if you've got any... (theres plenty here,  I will lend you some :)    Or climb a mountain! Just try not to make mountains out of mole hills.

Be aware, be safe, be well. And have some fun! You know you want to!

 We have a Full Moon (in the sign of Cancer) for Christmas!

Stay tuned.....more to come!

Saturday, 12 December 2015

New Moon in Sagittarius: A Matter of Perspective.

That was the latest post from the Aurum Astrology Facebook page. There is a link on the side bar (right)  if you want to see daily posts. Facebook sometimes limits who gets posts in their newsfeed (unless you pay them of course) but you can visit the page anytime to see daily updates about the current astrology.

I post on this blog around New and Full Moons and sometimes in between if I have the time.

Yesterday was a New Moon in Sagittarius. The seed energy of Moon conjunct Sun is still active, so  if you want to set an intention or make a wish you can ride on the New Moon energy for another day or so. This is the part of us that wants to expand into our bigger self. We want the big picture. Hold that vision and let it be so.

On the surface, there's a festive feel to this New Moon, although in the background  battle lines are being drawn.   Mars and Pluto Uranus are still  in tension: This is radical, explosive and potentially violent energy. We all need to be cautious when driving, using tools etc, although the emphasis from Sagittarius is that the more dangerous arena lies within our own  hearts and minds.  

As mentioned above, right now there is a tendency for things to be blown up and exaggerated.
Chiron adds a sense of vulnerability.  We don't understand what is going on. Ignorance leads to fear. 
Some of us will react. Chiron  says we have to heal the internal rifts, the internal battles, if there is to be any chance of dealing with the external ones. As within so without. 

The square between Saturn and Neptune creates a sense of unreality. All around us wars are being fought under dodgy circumstances.   Confusing mis-information feeds more and more negativity and the finger pointing reaches an epic scale. It's shocking to witness  out of proportion belief systems say we are right and you are not and so we are going to blow you up (even more shocking if you are the one getting blown up or shot at).   As issues arise over what is 'true' vs what is 'false',  Saturn in Sagittarius asks us to walk our talk.

 Unfortunately, as we struggle to understand the issues and see things from a bigger perspective, some will continue to cling to their ever so small and limited world view  and project their fears (Saturn) onto those they do not understand (Neptune). In Sagittarius arrogance is added to the mix (Jupiter is the BIGGEST planet after all) . Arrogance mixed with ignorance is a scary and dangerous thing (Donald Trump for instance). Yet in this exaggerated and heated up atmosphere, where everyone's  opinion seems more vocal and opinionated than ever (Jupiter),  there is another way.

The positive side to Jupiter is about joy.  When you feel joy you do not want to cause harm, you do not need to be 'right' You just want to share the joy.

At the center of our galaxy is the Galactic Core  at 27 degrees Sagittarius,  radiating out a  message, a beacon,  calling us home. It calls us to 'know' who we are. Not think, not believe. KNOW. This is a intuitive, inner  soul knowing. And that soul  is rooted in something so big and so vast there is room for everyone and everything. And therein lies the joy!

Fanaticism is a form of ignorance that refuses to questions its own precepts. Cognitive dissonance sets in when the information (truth) does not match  a person's perception or belief(or vice versa).  In fear of being wrong (ego),  we ignore the facts and insist on our own version of reality.   Yet, if we are secure and at peace we do not have to attack others beliefs or forms of knowing. 

So the issue being brought up by  Saturn's visit to Sagittarius is : What is your 'talk?'   What do you believe? What do you know? What is the difference? 

 Perhaps it's all a matter of perspective. 

As we approach the coming Solstice, when the light will return once again, the New Moon in Sagittarius asks us take a step back and try and see the big picture. Better still, stop, take a breath (or two) and feel it. Practice peace. Let it begin with me.

If you are as interested in  this topic as I am, the following excerpts continue the discussion. They were part of a FB thread around the above image, and I thought I'd share a few here. All about 'truth or lies' and how do we know the difference.

"It's funny reading how everyone describes their point of view on this – and just like the graphic -- each person describing the issue from their perspective and believing it to be "true" (for them)."

"Sometimes there is no "truth" there is only opinion"

"Perception is not only about what is seen but also what is felt. I was raised in a family of three children. Every one of us remembers our childhood differently. We tend to remember the things that were either very good or very bad and no two people in the world have exactly the same experiences. The only truth is our own truth, what we see or what we feel.

Truth is a property of a statement. The statement "the shadow of a cylinder given a light source directed at its circular cross-section, is a circle" is pretty clearly true, and not dependent on perspective.

What the graphic may have intended to convey is that one's inference about the shape of the object whose shadow is seen (what is indicated as "truth") will be inaccurate if the given data is the shadow cast by one light source aimed at one side.

The notion that "truth" is relative to experience strikes me as false. It is often true that interpretation of complex and necessarily incomplete data is most often guided by experience and predilection. That's a very different statement.

There is truth and there are things that are true and which we see due to our perception.

Then there are lies and nonsense (imagine a triangle in the diagram).

The trick is listening long enough to see if the other person has a true perspective or is just plain wrong.

We should listen to ourselves as well to determine the same thing

The truth is the cylinder, and so it is a cylinder that is true. Neither the circle nor the square are true... They are only shadows of what is true. So the "true" lesson to learn here is that looks can be deceiving if you can't see the whole picture, therefore, do not jump to conclusions by what is seen at face value...

There are no certainties in science, only what others haven't yet disproved. This applies to gravity. We explain what we see as best we can but very often the assumptions that always underline these explanations are exposed

Cognitive dissonance ~ Psychological conflict created by living with opposing beliefs

~ Everything is a matter of perspective and opinion no matter who, what, or where you are.

Truth is not limited to one perspective, however only when we take all perspectives into account, can we find a braoder vision 

~ Prejudice convinces poppet's that they are kings, makes enemies out of friends, and destroys nations from within.

~ The objective perception of our soul's conscious world, is simply inconsequential without the subjective perspective of our spiritual purpose and subconscious health of shall i say our conscious state of health and security. sunglasses emoticon

~ The real secret to life is knowing we are all symbiotic creatures, and acting accordingly. All other choices are really just selfish notions, emotional reactions, and egotistical actions.

"All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, We make our world." ~Buddha~

"What Is a Worldview? A worldview is a person’s fundamental assumptions about how the world is put together and his or her role in it.

 Worldview affects ideas, feelings, and values.

It includes: how a person views himself or herself (e.g., Am I significant individually or because of my family?), other people (e.g., When I meet a person of a certain ethnic group, am I immediately suspicious of them or happy to meet them?), Depend son my conditioning or past experience which I project into that meeting.

Different preceptions of the natural and supernatural world (e.g., are diseases caused by germs or demons?)

Cause and effect (e.g., are car accidents inevitable because of fate, or astrology or because ‘God’ willed them or could they have been prevented?)
Personal Space (e.g., How close should I stand to a person I’m talking with at a party?), time (e.g., How late is “late” to any particular function?),

Right and wrong (e.g., How many personal photocopies can I make at work before I’m stealing?), If you can get away with not paying taxes is it wrong or just prudent

Beauty and aesthetics (e.g., Do I prefer guitar or organ music?), DO I judge others by their weight, or the colour of their hair?

How reality is classified and organized (e.g., Is a chimpanzee more like a person or more like an insect?).

A worldview is like water to a fish: it is implicit, taken for granted. We rarely think about our worldview, but it forms a framework that organizes our world, guides our behavior, and provides emotional security. It is the matrix for our assumption that everything is as it is “because that’s just the way the world is!” As Paul Hiebert notes, “People believe that the world really is the way they see it. Rarely are they aware of the fact that the way they see it is molded by their world view.”1" - Steve Strauss  Facebook Discussion