Getting personal with “The Transpersonals.”
Moving, living between worlds, bifurcation of self, bi-location of spirit, all of these things have kept me from finishing “New Roles For New Goals In The Post Economy,” but now that I have a couple of hours to fill, I think we can look at new, emerging gigs from Sag through Pisces, the transpersonals.
As a rule, the transpersonal signs can have a somewhat easier time with massive social change as they are geared more towards experiencing the world at large through themselves and vice versa. In many respects, they have come here to contribute to the evolution and upkeep of society, culture, institutions, the realm of spirit, etc. For instance, family might be important to a Sag, but not as important as to a Leo or a Cancer, or a Taurus. Fo those signs, the concept of family is integral, a core issue to address and build their lives around. That doesn’t mean that family is all that those signs are wrapped up in, but it’s a matter of degree and importance placed on the role that the family plays in ones life.
For Sag or Sag rising, family would have to fit into some philosophical construct that aligns with their belief system. Or for Capricorn, family would be looked at how efficient it is, what kind of legacy would it leave, how many tax credits would it allow, and could a daughter fetch a son from a powerful family, etc. For Aquarius, family becomes more than family. It becomes the world at large, expanded, the global village, the brotherhood of man and as a result, their angle of relating to the traditional role of family is skewed towards their more expansive and utopian vision for family. Intentional spiritual communities might line up nicely with how an Aquarian perceives family. If they have traditional mates or partners, this can lead to a real disconnect.
I have used these examples around family to show that the transpersonal signs, Sag through Pisces almost always run everything through a bigger picture lens before they can ascribe their own personal meaning and then sign off on personal values and situations. So that said, as we look at where we are headed and seek to find some new, meaningful, careers for these signs, keep in mind that they are generally more than willing to re-create themselves, either for or against the emerging milieu, because it meshes with their own, inherent sense of inhabiting and influencing spaces larger than their personal domains.
Let’s have a look at what they can look forward to over the next 3-5 years.
You and your rising sign have just been completely transformed by Pluto’s stay in your sign, which just recently ended, giving way to Pluto in Cap. Though they can be extremely non-judgemnetal, Sag can also be haughty and proud. Pluto changed a lot of that for Sag in general. Humility became a common theme for many a Sag over the past 13 years. Since Sag can be a deeply religious sign, humility is not such a bad thing as it brings them closer to a feeling of divinity, being open and flow. But Sag, no matter how many times they are consigned to the fires of change, will not avert it’s gaze from the truth. They are painfully honest with themselves and others. This can present a problem during this era as they’ll either have to find something that they fundamentally believe in with all of their hearts and minds, and then become a zealous supporter for some cause or vehicle for change or they will rebel against a system that they feel is not being forthcoming, wholly truthful and transparent. Keeping those things in mind, let’s see what we can come up with.
1) Local Environmental Sherpa
. I met a woman on Saturday night, I’ll call her, “Gail Force.” She might have one of the most interesting jobs that I have ever heard of. She’s an “environmental interpreter.” What does this mean? She essentially spends time in nature, learns from experts about Humpback Whales or old growth forests, assimilates the info, then teaches people how to interact with it, teach about it, be a guide, or docent on the subject, or shares her expertise with researchers so that they have a language to share with potential funders of their projects. Gail has a lot of experience as a trainer and can apply those skills across almost any platform, but she has chosen nature to be her vehicle of choice. You are a natural teacher and the natural world can open up like a book to you. While I think it would be great if you could re-train yourself to work along Gail’s lines, there’s lots of possibilities out there in the natural world and the ones that are the most immediate might be in your own back yard. What kind of plants and animals are indigenous to your local environment? What about herbs and medicinals, growing right under your feet? How do all of these various life forms interact? Can you weave a web of interconnected life? Here is an opportunity that exists right out your own front door. Learn about the world around you, let it reveal it’s mystery and then share it with others. Lead tours, write a blog, become and urban hunter and gatherer. You’ll be surprised by what secrets nature will yield, once you really pay attention.
2) Peak Guru
. There”s one thing that Sag’s love to do and that’s stay in peak zones for as long as possible. Being in a peak zone is equivalent to a “state of grace” and this is the most fundamental ground of being for a Sag, as it aligns with their desire to sync up with a higher power and have that will blend and merge wit theirs. This is the ultimate peak zone for Sag’s and they can show the rest of us, how to get there and stay there. From diet and exercise, to right thought and right action, The Archer can fine tune the peak states for all of us, if they can manage to stay off their pulpit long enough to do so without being preachy. When they’re on Sag can channel a fiery zeal that can really light an inspirational fire under someone’s fanny. So if you’re a Sag, looking for the next level coaching, when people are going to have to not only survive, but excel when the world is runnin’ down, “Peak Guru” is your calling. Learn it, be it, share it. Let the aliveness flow like a river through your life and out into the world. Staying healthy and sane is no longer and option–it’s a necessity. Continue reading “New Roles For New Goals In The Post Economy, Pt. 3, Sag — Pisces”