It’s hard getting fired up for the blog today. I keep putting off what I’ve been wanting to post for a couple of days now. Got a call from my good friend Chris and my time at Kosmic is coming to an end. They are closing up shop and August will be my last month for doing scopes there. The upside is that I’ll be able to post whatever I want without having to taper my message for a certain community, but the downside is that I won’t be able to receive that monthly compensation from Kosmic. It’s been a very good run and I want to thank Chris publicly for being so supportive of my work. I will continue to post monthly scopes as well as Full Moon scopes here. I’m going to have to find a new source of income though to replace the Ko$mic connection. If you like what I do, you can always send a me a donation from time-to-time. Okay, now for the hardcore.
A very sweet friend of mine, a fantastic body worker excitedly shared a Facebook link with me about a new movie coming out, called, “Shift.”I watched the preview and although i don’t have the full movie in front of me, I can begin to decode it on a deeper level: “Shift” conveys a feeling that things are changing, that we are approaching a tipping point in human consciousness and it is as thick as alien fog in the western skies at sunset, you know, the kind of haze that makes blood red atmospheres and strange rainbows at the days end? It’s all over Facebook.
People are uttering saccharine platitudes like, “love everything, all things, all the time, and love will surround you.” Then ten people will give a thumbs up and say, “thank you, love you too.” I think it’s great that people are opening up and making their hearts and aspirations known on line, but the flip side of the openness and sense that we’re onto something really big is that it might not be the complete picture.
This is where Neptune in Aquarius comes into play. In the “summer of higher love” flavored by Jupiter in Aquarius, Neptune in Aquarius adds both the immense possibility for spiritual transformation as it does for mass illusion.
Neptune allows us to dream and embrace unthinkable possibilities and potentials to seep into our consciousness. Neptune is the perfect planet for the promise of “hope.” So we have Jupiter inflating the possibility of utopian perspectives via Aquarius and we have Neptune expanding them into misty, mystical, essence of eau de’ spirit. But beneath it all is Chiron in Aquarius.
Chiron is often called “The Wounded Healer” of the zodiac and while I think this is a pretty apt description for a chunk of Maldek, a piece of a planet that was indeed mortally wounded (hello asteroid belt) Chiron to me, also represents the shadow, the psychic zone of the wounded healer that we are always wrestling with, knowing or unknowingly. In a strange way, our shadows keep us honest, make us question why things are not as evolved as we would like them to be.
I have a vision of the spear of Longinus, firmly implanted in the side of christ, the wound that opens to the pain and suffering of the world. So it is with Chrion in Aquarius.
What is the shadow of the new age? What is the open wound which causes us to proceed with compassion and at times, even painful clarity?
Let’s go back to the brief trailer of “Shift.” In it, I can see some very good things, like the concept of micro-loans to third world entrepreneurs (count me in) and the advocacy of people lighting up, getting turned on and investing their energy for positive change. There’s Bishop Desmond Tutu! I love that guy! it has the sheen of documenting something very powerful that’s taking place, dovetailing with the same kind of uplifting and transformative energy flowing freely on Facebook. But then you drill down and there’s Al Gore, The “Green Pope” waving the flag for climate change and the new social ethos that surrounds it. Gore was recently quoted as saying that “Cap and trade will lead towards a global governance.” This is really getting closer to Gore’s core than his big Nobel payback for laying down in 2000 without much of a whimper or a fight when it came to hanging chads and crooked voter rolls in Florida. Yes, you might love uncle Albert for his “deep care” of the environment, but his ultimate compliance allowed Bush to flush the country right down the toilet in a scant eight years. Yes, I know the supreme court rendered their fateful decision (which they had no right to) but Gore was probably relieved that the farce had reached a semi-official end so that he could collect Nobel and Oscar hardware and all the other goodies that were bequeathed unto him.
Chiron in Aquarius, if it’s really doing it’s job is forcing us to look at these proposed, utopian, scenarios with a critical eye. Is the promise of a new age an organic expression of collective evolution and a rapid acceleration of information via the www? Is it the fact that we are being bombarded by pulsations emanating from deep space? New forms of consciousness emanating in ever increasing rounds of solar flares? Or is it that we are being led, following a script laid out by Theosophists such as Madame Blavatzky and Alice Bailey? Is “Shift” pointing towards a simulacra of the new age? Something that appears to have the look and feel of what people are really hungry for, but in actuality is yet another layer of being covertly controlled? What would be more effective than offering up another version of the matrix for people that are tired of a previous version of the matrix which they can no longer stomach? Want change? We’ve got it . . . sort of. This sort of wading through this muck in public forums has not made me Mr. Popularity. I can easily be the guy that brings the party down, but since I am nearly in the midst of my Chiron return, in you got it, Aquarius, I am re-calibrating my relationship with the new age and new thought, so I have no problem being the gadfly in the ointment of change. Why? Because I give a “shift.”