On March 13, 2009 I sent out a mass mailing from my website, an article entitled “Tidbits for Tough Times,” for the purpose of offering some context to the type of changes we are all going through. This mailing is a sequel, again offering context, but going a little further with a few specifics.
Please understand, we are not just going through a downturn or a recession or a depression right now. We are caught in what is termed “The Great Shifting.” I had a DVD on this at one time that explained in detail what was meant by this. The main crux of that presentation is this:
The Great Shifting refers to the Cosmic Year (in astrology), and how every 25,920 years a full rotation of the zodiac is completed. A Cosmic Month lasts around 2,160 years, and is what we call an “Age,” like the Age of Pisces or the Age of Aquarius (not here yet, by the way, contrary to some rather sensational claims being made lately). This massive cycle of 25,920 years is almost beyond anyone’s ability to fathom. This kind of shift is not just a paradigm shift; it is evolution in our time. We moderns have a pretty good working knowledge of the last hundred years or so, maybe even a couple of thousand, but 25,920 years ago? Only our indigenous people have that memory.
The Great Shifting is here. Now. Everywhere.
The energy of the wheel’s turn represents more than a cycle; it spirals. That means: before the next lift upward to higher levels on the spiral, there is always a dip, a downturn. Spiral downturns can last a while – a year, a decade, or longer. There is logic to this, a harmonic rhythm, that suggests a Great Plan is taking place, one that follows a Higher Consciousness than our own. The Mayan Calendar is based on this, tracking the development and growth of consciousness itself.
As this rotation completes itself and we move up another octave of vibration (evolutionary phase), we face a myriad of other challenges, in tandem to larger ones. Last time I spoke of Uranus opposite Saturn, a particular push/pull we all have been feeling. In review: whatever we have depended on before, whatever seemed solid, dependable, and true, is now falling apart. We feel as if “the rug” is being pulled out from under us. We didn’t do anything in particular to cause this. We were living our lives, making our plans, looking forward to even better times ahead, when, all of a sudden things came to a screeching halt. And it seems sudden, even though this condition has been long in coming. We didn’t recognize it because we weren’t looking.
Uranus in the sign of Pisces is opposite Saturn in the sign of Virgo. The biggest changes that we are dealing with, then, cover religion (church, doctrines, how we worship); spirituality (belief, values, personal relationship with Deity); philosophy (how we live, how we order ourselves, what motivates us); creative imagination (what pleasures us and why, the arts, invention and innovation); security/privacy (are we safe, can we protect what we have); emotions and feelings (do we disappear into WebWorlds or drugs – which detach us from touch and foster a loneliness that is stark and depressing). These changes are in direct opposition to the logic we once trusted that covered employment, savings, investments, banks, social mores, schools, what we possess, how we dress, what defines us as practical/dependable human beings, our very sense of good health and the “miracle” of pharmaceuticals and chemicals (which supposedly make our lives and our food and our world “better”).
What we once depended upon, what we built with our sweat and effort – that is what’s at risk. Uranus rips apart what Saturn puts together. . . for the purpose of waking us up to our own follies so we can transform, shift, redo, remodel, refit that part of our lives and our world that is being affected. This tugging energy between the two extremes has been in our laps for about a year now, and will continue until almost the end of 2010, bringing with it major adjustments in how the world works. Whether positive or negative depends on us.
A big clue, in not only how to survive what seems an unendling crises, but actually in how to thrive and succeed in spite of all, is….Pluto in Capricorn, through 2024. It’s that wonderful down-to-earth Capricornian energy that will make the difference. When you think of Capricorn, you think of “the turtle that wins the race” because Capricorns don’t know the meaning of the word “quit.” This energy pattern is constant, dependable, resourceful, practical, hard-working, prepared, ambitious, willing to begin small and work up, good with investments, keeps on, refines, remodels, restructures, reinvents, refigures, protects, guards, builds, has an alternative (usually numerous alternatives), desires success and is willing to succeed, double-checks, able to sacrifice for a goal, is there to help/serve when needed. Although Capricorn can seem a cold, cruel taskmaster (not being prone to displays of emotion), the truth is this patterning is infused with a sense of tradition, pride, devotion, and compassion. Thrift is the middle name of Capricorn, but so is the miracle of patience. When you think “Capricorn” . . . think wisdom.
All of this, the Great Shifting, is a natural cycle, another in evolution’s march toward the TRANSFORMATION of our world, our very being. None of the current economic systems are sustainable – not capitalism, not socialism, not communism, not theocracy, not tyranny. And no governmental or political leader in any country has the know-how, the training and vision, to find a lasting solution. It will take all of us together. There is already a flood of people, ideas, and muscle coming forward to do the job, in ways that honor the tough choices ahead.
Excellent teachers are popping up everywhere, with workshops and models that show exceptional promise. A new consciousness is not only rising, it is fostering one miracle after another: like turning mushrooms into a substance that eats up road oil; creating classrooms that can handle the new spatial-visual minds; spinning new fabrics from the trash we throw away; and so forth. Capricorn is our clue, remember? Begin small, be creative. Read about what is working in Ode, the new magazine for intelligent optimists (www.odemagazine.com). We subscribe. I hope you will, too. Support your local newspaper; subscribe to that, too.