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cogfishSwim in the light.

Recently, Kassandra brought to my attention that ten states are opting for sovereignty and rejecting The Obama stimulus package. I truly believe that this is the dynamic that is aligning itself in the opposition of Pluto in Capricorn versus the The US stellium of planets in Cancer, particularly the US Venus in Cancer at 3 degrees in direct opposition of Pluto In Capricorn, currently at 2 degrees. This opposition in relationship, both literally and figuratively is an ideological schism that represents states right versus federal mandates as The Fed fuses with business (see Citibank purchase) while assuming the new mantel of the coporatocarcy. It’s not something that is reported far and wide in the mainstream media and yet it is a dynamic that is at the forefront of local consciousness.

In another, related, Pluto in Capricorn aspect Stanford Investments is just he latest investment fund/ponzi scheme to float to the surface like some specious waste product. Unlike The Madoff Fund, which touched a high number of film, TV and real estate moguls, Stanford reached into the realm of professional sports as baseball players like Johnny Damon, Carlos Pena and Scott Eyre had their life savings connected to Stanford and, as a result, have had their accounts frozen. Eyre, a pitcher with The Phillies has only $13 to his name.

The underbelly of Pluto in Capricorn keeps getting it’s green and greasy entrails exposed in the cold light of examination.

it will be interesting to see if Allen Stanford will also get to stay at home with a boot and a bullet-proof-vest ala Bernie Madoff. Do white color crimes carry the same leniency across the socio-economic scale as down and dirty blur collar theft, or should and will they both be judged and prosecuted with same level of conviction held by the current administration? It’s going to be interesting to watch The Obama administration mete out justice for offenders rich and poor, of variant faiths and entrenched relationships in networks that could incriminate far more than just the guy at the top of the pyramid.

I was speaking the other day with my good friends, Sussan Deyhim and Richard Horowitz as we plan out a multi-media event to take place in September in San Francisco at one of the great churches in the city. Sussan played me some clips of blues songs that she was working on specifically “I’m Gonna Beat My Woman” by Robert Johnson. Always the consumate artist Sussan brings her rich and mysterious phrasings to the fore and turns the song on it’s head from a womans perspective, replete with fat beats and sensuous grooves. Anyway, I was speaking with them and they were commenting on what a strange time this is as the economy continues to melt away, jobs lost, fear mounting and yet, they are feeling positive and aware of the cognitive dissonance of this state of being. They’re not positive because they have some sort of nest egg, but because of the underlying vibration of Jupiter in Aquarius, which speaks to the possibility of creating new networks, inspiring novelty, creative connectivity and a deeper flow than the fear channel can distribute. The recent exercise of “Gathering In The Void” confirmed this for me as people that dropped in, participated and shared their experience affirms for me, that the power of something as simple as investing some time and connectivity can begin to form more complex patterns of thoughts, feelings and perceptions. I’m going to see if I can do something with some of the imagery that people shared so that I can make it more or concrete form.

Floating at the periphery of change in the season of the fish, have a blessed Friday.

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void_crystalSpace is the place.

Please feel free to use the comments section below if you participated this AM and have anything you’d like to share and compare notes with.

Due to semi-popular demand, I am going to hold the space for another “Gathering In The Void” to be held on The Pisces New Moon on 2/25/09 at 6am PDT.

For those of you that did not participate the first go round, the concept is fairly simple. We gather wherever we are at an appointed time and simply breathe, relax and notice our thoughts, images, words, messages, feelings for thirty minutes etc, then capture them somehow and return back here to report back on what we experienced. The idea is to find commonality, threads, shared themes if they exist.

As we hurtle through space and the anxiety regarding our financial situation rises, I think it’s important that we connect non-locally, to feel one another in the midst of a presence of silence and space.

As I stated before, this is not a ritual to send love and light anywhere, it’s an opportunity to feel, experience and be.

In addition to it being a highly sensitive Pisces New Moon, it’s also 9 Ben in the Arguelles count of The Mayan Calendar. It is an auspicious day, a galactic activation portal.

Red Solar Skywalker
I Pulse in order to Explore

Realizing Wakefullness
I seal the Output of Space
With the Solar tone of Intention
I am guided by the power of Universal Water
I am a galactic activation portal enter me.

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william_blake_jacobs_ladder1Ascend and touch the light.

My friend Lynda Hill, “The Modern Seer Of The Sabian Symbols” delivered her new moon newsletter last week and I thought that it merited re-printing in light of “The Gathering In The Void 2″ which takes place on 9 Ben, one of the portal days in The Mayan Calendar.

It seems as though that this Wednesday does indeed have the potential to be a potent opening for conscious realization and healing. So let’s jump right into what Lynda has to say about this forthcoming New Moon.

February’s Pisces new Moon occurs on February 25 in Australia and February 24 in the United States. The Sabian Symbol is Pisces 7: Illuminated by a Shaft of Light, a Large Cross Lies on Rocks Surrounded by Sea and Mist. This is an image that inspires feelings of chaos, concern and a sense of misplaced priorities. There is hope, though, and plenty of it; there is ‘illumination’ from a ‘shaft of light’. One needs to focus on the light that can lift one up from the ‘rocks surrounded by sea and mist’.

This degree brings to mind the scars, pain and loss of so many in recent months, especially here in Australia with the bushfires and the floods and the millions of people that have lost their jobs and their homes. It also brings up Princess Diana. Diana’s Chiron (the Wound, the Healer and the stories we tell ourselves) was on this Cross degree, directly opposed by Pluto on Virgo 7: A Harem. This fits so well with her story of being the daughter-in-law of the head of the Church of England (Queen Elizabeth II), and, her feelings of misplaced loyalties and being in a ‘harem’. It was reported in the press that at the time of her funeral, the tomb of her Egyptian lover, Dodi who died in the crash in Paris with Diana, had a heavenly shaft of light shine down onto his name, just lighting up the letters D and I on the tomb (Di, as Diana was widely known) – ‘illuminated by a shaft of light’.



The following is an excerpt of my interpretation of Pisces 7 from my book 360 Degrees of Wisdom: Charting Your Life With the Sabian Oracle:

“There could be a feeling that life has not been “good” enough. Thoughts of helplessness can come from feeling as though all is lost. Perhaps one’s aim was too high and things have came crashing down. Feeling forsaken or used can lead to a sense of loss of belonging or identity. It may indeed seem that much has been lost, but do we really have to continue to suffer so much? Seeing the positive or the spiritual messages that come in dark moments can shed new understandings that transcend even the most difficult times. With faith and a positive outcome in mind, you may experience a true awakening, or a reconnection with your spiritual ideals and hope for the future. A sign may come soon to show that you are on the right track to recovery of life and love. Letting go of outworn relationships, allegiances or beliefs will assist you to move on with a stronger sense of self. However, are there still some worthwhile and wonderful things that can be salvaged or things to be grateful for? Concentrate on ‘The Shaft of Light’ as this can lead you to see that ‘Light’ is indeed all around you.”shaftlight



Keywords: Renewed dedication after loss. Looking for signs of hope and recovery. Coming to terms with loss or failure. Rocks, mist, howling winds on coasts. Crosses of faith. Important and substantial sacrifices. Being devastated by events. Being in the “spotlight” in difficult times. Finding the way through the dark. The need for sacrifice. Alternative religions. Stepping outside religious boundaries.



Issues to do with relationships can be central to feelings of loss or the need to rebuild one’s life. Venus is about to go retrograde for 40 days (and 40 nights – a period in the wilderness?) and it’s slowing right down in order to turn around in the first week of March. Read the rest of this entry »

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