Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bits and Pieces

For the first time in 8 years, I seem to be taking a long break from blogging. But that doesn't stop me putting up short bits in Facebook, some of which are below:


 I think if an eclipse is happening right at the end of Pisces (as it is on Friday), the end of the last mutable sign, then it really is time to let go of something, end something that is past its sell-by date, something you've been doing, maybe under a compulsive Neptunian motivation, that has no solid reality (Pisces), in time for a fresh start as the Sun enters Aries. And NOT a time to begin something - wait till the next day. Look what happened when the US began the 2003 Iraq War with the Sun at 29 Pisces - a mess caused by lack of forethought. Reflect, perhaps, on what you've been blaming others for, or seeing in others, that belongs within yourself.

The Moon of the UK monarchy (based on the coronation of William I) is at 29 Pisces. Maybe Elizabeth's reign is drawing to an end. She will have outlasted Victoria on 10 Sept, so maybe she will announce an endpoint to her reign around this eclipse? Unlikely. Maybe Kate will have a daughter, who becomes 2nd in line after George regardless, now the law has changed. Who knows, but something around the monarchy seems possible.


Yes! Consciousness is primary, not matter!

“I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness." – Max Planck, Nobel Prize-winning physicist.

"Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter, we ought rather hail it as the creator and governor of the realm of matter. Get over it.....” – R.C. Henry, Professor of Physics at Johns Hopkins University


The universe is a really weird and incomprehensible place - I mean really, really weird and incomprehensible - in which consciousness is primary. Quantum physics forces one to this conclusion. So does astrology. It is the stuff of any decent mystical tradition. Any philosophy that stops short of this, that treats human knowledge as more than a provisional stop-gap, could be called religion.


A few years ago I was wondering about the outer planets, because I knew what they are supposed to DO, but I didn't know what they ARE. As in, which 'bits' of us are they? Mercury is the Mind, the Moon is the Emotions, but which 'bits' are Uranus, Neptune and Pluto? I eventually decided that UNP are fundamental principles at large in the universe in which we individually partake. Take the Big Bang. Pluto is the sheer latent Power of the initial singularity, and its ongoing propensity to unfold once activated; Uranus is the Creative Impulse that said "I've got an idea - let's make a universe" and then lit the blue touchpaper. Neptune is the Primordial Imagination that created the image of a universe (that we can't help but literalise and treat as real and external to ourselves.)

And those 3 principles translate quite readily into the life of the individual: Pluto as the urge to live and to keep life moving on; Neptune as the world we perceive, and the mythologies we live by, on which the life force plays itself out; and Uranus as the unpredictability of life, its tendency to bring in new elements that are not just rearrangements of the old, the impulse to do the new and unexpected and change life's direction. Power, Imagination and Creativity. Those 3 principles are not amenable to conscious direction in the way the inner planets are: as we know, a different relationship is needed.


We don't have a myth for Neptune transits like we do for Pluto. I've had Neptune on my Angles for some years now, so it's been on my mind. I've thought along the lines of well what is Neptune's Underworld, because that is where I am, but it is watery rather than under the earth. Maybe Neptune shipwrecks and drowns us. We die. And then we have the alchemy as described by Shakespeare in The Tempest: "Full fathom five thy father lies, Of his bones are coral made, Those are pearls that were his eyes. Nothing of him that doth fade But doth suffer a sea change into something rich and strange." Gifts of the soul slowly growing from our drowned corpse.


Greece has Saturn in Cancer. Germany has Saturn in Capricorn. The Greek government sees its primary responsibility to be the welfare of its people, whereas for the Germans, financial prudence is primary. Two opposing, and one-sided value systems clashing. Greece's one-sidedness, its lack of Capricorn, fiddling its books so it could join the euro, led it to this pass. Germany's one-sidedness we all know about. It is not good for Germany to be in a position to crush another country out of moral rectitude. It brings out the worst of the German character. And it is not good for Greece to be under the German yoke, which it always will be while it remains in the euro. For its own self- respect, and to able to live according to its own values, Greece needs to leave, despite having to be even poorer for a while.

1 comment:

mike said...

Glad you're posting again! Your UNP is very similar to the Hindu Trimurti: Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.