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patience Today’s astrological transits show the moon moving thru the sign of Sagittarius with Venus squaring both Mars (2:07pm EDT) and Jupiter (9:36pm EDT). A fiery Sag moon does not bode well for practicing patience.

I don’t think today will be The Day.

Patience is a Saturnian experience and the fixed signs of Taurus, Scorpio, Leo & Aquarius probably have more of a natural affinity to remaining calm, stable, and unmoving……other aspects of being patient.

The dictionary shows the definition of patience as one who is patient. Patient is defined as:

1: bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint

2: manifesting forbearance under provocation or strain

3: not hasty or impetuous

4: steadfast despite opposition, difficulty, or adversity

5 a: able or willing to bear

Waiting for a baby to be born might be the ultimate test of patience as well as a few other tests as well! Letting go of control and surrendering to the present moment are ways to bring a spiritual practice to the frustration and endless waiting period of childbirth.

Becoming a grandparent might be another Saturn-type of event since Saturn governs things like: elders, authority, practical wisdom ( as opposed to philosophical wisdom which falls more into the Jupiter category).

So, I’m looking at all my charts and doing what I can to contact my intuition to answer the eternal question: “When??”

I don’t think today’s the day. Time to be patient.

May all beings practice peaceful patience.

OMmmmmmmmmm.

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chaostheory….around the cosmos these days. The recent new moon has jumpstarted the energy that was forecast by the recent equinox/full moon. This lunar month promises to keep things stirred up for a while.

Meanwhile, much further away than the moon, on April 4 Eris moved to 21AR01’58”, a mile-marker for this distant planetoid. The Sabian Symbol for this degree reads: THE GATE TO THE GARDEN OF ALL FULFILLED DESIRES. The keynote says: Abundance made possible by human together-ness and cooperation. Eris will remain in this degree until November, 2008…which, interestingly, coincides with the next shift of the Mayan Calendar, the beginning of Day Six.

Given all that I’ve been following with spinning planets, ancient calendars, and A New Earth birthing, it’s become increasingly important to continue with my yoga practice. How else can we possibly integrate all that is happening? Being Here and Now feels good and removes the stress of multiple possibilities in a changing world.

Early this morning I read Barbara Hand Clow’s New Moon horoscope which was the inspiration for this post. Below is a small part of her article (including the link so you can read all of it).

From the perspective of the Mayan Calendar and astrology, we are in the darkest days of Night Five, and I feel like I am seeing the probabilities very clearly. With this New Moon in Aries, we enter the most critical phase of the Galactic Underworld since it began in 1999-a phase I label “evolutionary bifurcation.” Using Chaos Theory (an advanced math system examining the way natural systems change and evolve), a bifurcation happens when an old evolutionary pattern is collapsing while a new wave is building. During great evolutionary shifts, mature species are no longer able to adapt to changing conditions, such as the extinction of the dinosaurs when placental mammals emerged 63 million years ago. With the breaking point-the bifurcation-evolution continues through new species while the old ones die off. This is always a very dangerous moment for any creature that wants to survive. As humans, if we are to survive, we must move to a more cosmic level and re-enter the universe. We need to consciously flow with the new wave while keeping ourselves free from the collapsing systems.

http://www.handclow2012.com/astroflash.htm#New%20Moon

When you look at all of the astrological aspects within the context of the Mayan Calendar it all makes perfect sense. I am reminded of the Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times.”

It’s getting very interesting.

On a personal note, I’ve entered the balsamic phase of my personal lunar cycle. Phew. Resting will feel good today.

Om Nimah Shavaya.

shiva

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DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS?

As I was walking down the street one day
A man came up to me and asked me what the time was that was
on my watch, yeah
And I said
Does anybody really know what time it is
I don’t
Does anybody really care

If so I can’t imagine why
about time
We’ve all got time enough to cry
Oh no, no

And I was walking down the street one day
A pretty lady looked at me and said her diamond watch had
stopped cold dead
And I said
Does anybody really know what time it is
I don’t
Does anybody really care
care
If so I can’t imagine why
about time
We’ve all got time enough to cry
Oh no, no

And I was walking down the street one day
Being pushed and shoved by people trying to beat the clock,
oh, so I just don’t know,
I just don’t know
And I said, yes I said

Background Vocal:
People runnin’ everywhere
Don’t know the way to go
Don’t know where I am
Can’t see past the next step
Don’t have to think past the last mile
Have no time to look around
Just run around, run around and think why

Does anybody really know what time it is
I don’t
Does anybody really care
care
If so I can’t imagine why
about time
We’ve all got time enough to die
Oh no, no
Chicago Transit Authority
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
– Columbia Single #4-45264 (November 4, 1970)


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The Vernal or Spring Equinox is the time when the huge time clock in the sky resets itself for 0 degrees of Aries. It’s an ‘astronomical ‘measurement that for the most part is completely arbitrary and can happen on a different calendar date every year. The arbitrary part comes into play when you ask the question;

Where do you start to measure the circle?” Even if you’re an astrologer, it can be confusing because the Western astrologers start measuring at one place in the sky, and the Eastern astrologers measure the beginning a short 24 degrees behind(?)…..another relative term to consider since we’re moving in circles. Who’s ahead? Who’s behind? Who’s to say?!

Either way Zero Degrees of Aries = 0 degrees of Aries and the Sabian Symbol for this time provides us with the image of “a woman just risen from the sea. A seal is embracing her.” Nice. More on this later.

Amazingly, we are moving into Daylight Savings Time earlier this year (???)….so we’re guaranteed to be ‘off’ our center for a while….. Since clock time is so detached from cosmic time conflict must arise in our body/mind/emotions/spirit. You can bet on it if you are so inclined.

At least the astrologers are consistent! Thanks be.

They, the astrologers, established their time-keeping methods eons ago and nothing has altered it….which isn’t the same thing as saying that time hasn’t been altered. S_ _ T H_ _ _ _ NS!

It is interesting to note that the ‘atomic clock’ has had to be re-adjusted more frequently in recent times than in the centuries that have preceded us.

On March 20, 2008 at, 1:49 am, DST the Vernal Equinox will occur. At the same time the moon will be in 13 degrees of Virgo.

The Sabian Symbol for this time is the image of ” a powerful statesman overcomes a state of political hysteria”.

Wow!

Sounds interesting…especially considering the fact that I’m writing this a few days before the Texas/Ohio primary’s.

Hmmm.

So….

……be your own astrologer and consider how those two images are showing up in your life these days.

Equinox’s generally point us in the direction we need to move towards for at least 3 months. (could be longer….it all depends on where these zodiac degrees fall in your own personal charts and how you keep time)

For me, the Equinox will be a 9th house affair with the moon activating my 3rd house at the same time.

Om shanti.

 

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Most astrologers have a ‘handle’ on time or time management. I suggest you seek one out. For the common folk, living your life according to man-made time measurements and man-made time-keeping devices can be quite stressful.

It’s fascinating to study the history of timekeeping. It’s even more fascinating to contemplate our obsessive need to measure (and thereby, control) time.

What stood out for me most in my research was how each new ‘technological’ achievement led to a new measurement. For instance, we began to ‘tell time’ at first by just noting Day/Night. That worked for a very, very long time. Next came the devices that helped us to measure Seasons. Think Stonehenge. That worked for a long time too.

Then somewhere along the way humans felt the need/desire to create a calendar/clock and begin to measure time in smaller increments. The creation of the assembly line along with the development of the railroad are primarily responsible for the micro-management of time and it’s resultant stressors that we feel today. The assembly line wouldn’t work unless everyone showed up at the same time. Same thing for the railroad. You had to be there on time if you wanted to catch the train. Ergo we have hours & minutes.

Today the scientists are measuring the nanosecond and beyond, as if it mattered!

The yogi’s teach us how to think about time, too.

In fact, nearly all spiritual traditions on the planet teach us to keep our attention on the present moment. Now……….is all there is. Everything else is an idea in the mind and does not exist. Years of practice has helped me to discover for myself how important these spiritual truths can be.

I tend to spend a lot of time thinking about time. It’s not a renewable resource. Once the moment is gone, it’s gone for all time.

It’s been some time since I posted here. It’s been a time of deep inquiry & contemplation. Blogging has opened up my awareness to some possibilities that I never thought of before. Tomorrow, Mercury will be moving direct once again. In fact, all the planets, except Time Lord Saturn, are now moving forward. Time to carry on.

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The Peruvian shamans living high up in the Andes Mountains have come down to tell us that a new species of human being is about to appear. They call this being ‘Homo Luminous’. They tell us that forerunners of Homo Luminous are already among us right now. Like Cro-Magnon Man of 26,000 years ago, the last time that we passed through the cusp of Aquarius, so too now a new human is emerging. This new human will possess entirely new qualities that we do not have. The great Avatars, Jesus Christ, Krishna and many others may have early arrivals for this newly emerging species. Aquarius is the only one of the four quadrent signs that is symbolically represented by a human, and this human carries a container of water. This symbology is interesting as DNA can only be activated in water. So even the symbolic nature of the sign of Aquarius seems to suggest a change in the genetic structure of the human race.

Our spiritual existence is really a unique combination of free will and predestination. While we possess the ability to act freely within the moment, there is little we can do about the larger cycles of time and the qualities that emerge at the cusp of each of the four great signs. So as the hand on the great cosmic time clock passes into Aquarius one can expect massive changes to occur. While the ancient art of alchemy is concerned with many aspects of our existence including the extraction of light from plants and minerals, the transformation of the dark lead of our physical being into the pure gold of enlightenment and much more, alchemy also is a symbolic ontology concerned with the observation in the changes of the “quality” of time through the 25, 920 years-long duration of the Great Year.

The world is changing. The past will disappear and history will become legend and finally myth. Our destination is unknown. The only thing we know for sure is that it will change.

http://www.jayweidner.com/time.html

mayan pyramid“Shamans understand that the human brain “is modeled after the celestial vault and the human mind functions according to the stars, which are the ventricles and sensoria of the cosmic brain … there exists a close relationship between astronomical observations, cosmological speculations, and drug-induced trance states.”

—Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff (1982:176)

I lifted that whole quote off this webpage, an excellent resource for time comprehension.

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Sabbath

Today & tomorrow all of us will be experiencing the balsamic phase of the moon ending on Wednesday at 3;27 EDT when the New Moon cycle at 26Taurus begins. It’s time to dive in again and clean out the internal clutter.

A few years ago I had the opportunity to meet Wayne Muller who is an ordained minister, therapist and author of Sabbath, Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in our Busy Lives. He definitly understood the symbolic meaning of the balsamic phase of the moon. He agrees that, without this time of introverted activity we are doomed to remain a stressed out, disease-ridden, self-centered culture showing little compassion or understanding for others. Whew. It stressed me out just writing that sentence!

The balsamic phase of the moon as I have previously written about here and here is the time to direct our attention to our inner world and our inner life. Many people don’t have a clue what that means which illustrates the need to educate and encourage this practice. Wayne Muller writes about Sabbath from both the Jewish & the Christian perspective. One celebrates this restful time on Saturday, the other on Sunday. I have personally discovered as an astrologer/yogini that using the balsamic time of the moon for my inward journeys to be extrodinarily auspicious.

We on this planet Earth are intimately connected to the cycle & phases of the Moon, our closest neighbor in the sky. We know that the moon affects the tides thru it’s gravitational pull on Earth. We know that we are more than 80% water. It’s not a gigantic leap to realize that we too are affected by that same gravitational pull. And, finally, we know that since the dawning of mankind we have watched and scheduled our lives by the consistent rhythms of the sun & moon. Afterall, isn’t that where our calendar came from? But, I digress.

It does make it somewhat challenging to withdraw from our daily lives if the balsamic phase falls on a Monday & Tuesday! Our contemporary worklife does not have a flexible enough schedule to accomodate the fluctuations of the lunar cycle. We are a solar based society, unlike some of the other cultures on our planet. (See this article on East vs. West astrology)

However, where there’s a will there’s a way. One of the ways I make sure that I acknowledge my balsamic tasks is to step up my yoga & meditation practice during these days. You might want to do the same and attend a class or two. Taking time out to be in nature is another way to celebrate this time. Journaling, napping, day-dreaming, are some other ways to honor yourself and build up your internal bank account. Practice ‘not doing’ as the yogi’s would say. Just Be. You will find that you are even more productive when the new moon comes back around if you take out some time for yourself now.

 

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