Uranus is stationing direct now about to turn direct again and Mercury does the same thing in a few days! I always think of Lightening Striking (The Tower Card in Tarot) with Uranus. Most astrologers think of Uranus as the higher vibration of Mercury—I agree. Electrical storms or electrical technology could get our attention in some way or another right now. And we had a humdinger of a lightning storm yesterday afternoon—the thunder was so loud the walls and floor shook… a typical Uranus event, lightning strikes!
Luckily, I left the pool just in time to get back home and unplug the important electronic equipment here and tired from a long swim; I lay down upon the living room floor, feet up, dark clouds enveloping the charged atmosphere and enjoyed the show from Mother Nature, courtesy of Uranus.
Astrology teacher, Kim Marie (AKA Star Lady) says that right now “Emotions continue to be highlighted usually triggered by unresolved family of origin issues.” I had a discussion with a good friend about that very thing yesterday—i.e. cultural and familial conditioning and the expectations involved. Pluto is opposing a good deal of planets in Cancer right now (Mars, Jupiter, Mercury) and by sign the Sun is involved in that mix. These are typical summertime themes actually with planets in Cancer.
Swimming has been high on my priority list – with so many planets in Cancer, the water sign, that’s right on time. And in my case, these planets are showing up in the area of my life involving ‘community’—the 11th house. (My swimming is in a ‘community’ pool.)
INTUITION LESSON: I’ve noticed that I was hitting the pool at the right times at the start of things and once or twice, not paying attention to my intuition, my arrival coordinated with full lap lanes. The more anxious I became about getting there in order to secure a swim lane, the more people wanted to share the lane with me. I was arriving at the pool at totally wrong times! Yesterday, I went back to “feeling” or “intuiting” when I should leave for the pool and THAT worked out fine. I was able to swim for over an hour without interruption. Of all people, I should know better than to let that type of concern rule over my intuition. Generally speaking, when we are relaxed about life and going with the flow (not being restless, nervous or apprehensive) our intuition will guide us without our realizing it is! Things just seem to work out and we hardly notice—except when they don’t and then we realize (as I did) that we were coming from the wrong mental and emotional space.
REAL WORLD versus DREAM WORLD… that’s another interesting transit happening now (Saturn trine Neptune). Where does that occur in your chart and how does it play into your natal Saturn and Neptune? For me, it’s houses 3 and 7 respectfully where the transit occurs, triggering the 12th and 2nd natally. However it plays out for each of us specifically, generally speaking the imagination or dreams can come into the world of grounded form easily. Imagine only good things or that which you wish to see brought into the world of form; this is the advice! This aspect will be vital through November; so dream well use your imagination wisely.
PS—this trine of Saturn to Neptune is in the Disseminating phase indicating a high degree of socialization is involved
Paranoia or Psychic Perception – Maybe Both. Here’s the contemplation…
Alright, I’ll admit. Today wants to end on a sour note, but I won’t let it! All was going well until late in the day, my granddaughter came home from school in a snit (she’s only 9 after all, has a head-cold and should probably be given benefit of the doubt) followed momentarily by the downstairs couple who forgot they weren’t out in the middle of the field in India as they came in from work. Indoor voices people! Geesh! And while reading this stuff might be having the superior, significantly-spiritual type clucking the tongue away and shaking their head, maybe even with a sly smile on their face—let’s not rush to judgment about these things.
Is it my paranoia or true psychic perceptions that cringe when realizing some folks have taken that smile that starts to form at the side of their mouth when they hear these challenges that the mountain yogi me dealing with this daily distraction stuff! Ha! One person said, “Easy to do it when you’re up in the mountains in seclusion but not so easy NOW, is it?” As if I’m now experiencing life for the very first time!
Wasn’t born yesterday my friends and I’ve been there, done that—after all, I raised three teen-age daughters on my own.
I come back into it now, however, realizing exactly what it all is—as before—but on much deeper levels. Now I see it as mind being irritated, mind being restless, mind being frustrated (no me) and what a view of it all I have! Can’t get this kind of stuff in a monastery you know!
For it’s the mind that is irritated—not me! And I’d have not come this far without my granddaughter and the noisy couple from India. Never would I have had this kind of ‘in your face’ stuff at these levels and in the perfect timing for me to reach these understandings with it all. Beautiful actually—just beautiful.
All kinds of things happen—the just do. Do I necessarily cause them to happen? Life. It just happens. We choose our reaction—the Buddha taught all that jazz.
Oh, I can hear the spiritually significant tongue-clucker now—influenced by all the new age book mumbo-jumbo. “You attracted your circumstances; it’s your karma!” Well, partially true if we consider our desire to evolve perhaps; but even if we don’t. Life unfolds as a matter of circumstances that we simply are privy to witness and we can only change our attitude about it. (Unless we want to be arrested for assault and battery—a bit of humor.)
What matters is the attitude and not the events—the world is full of desires and fears and pain and suffering and people generally reacting to it all the time. Today, my granddaughter and more times in the past few months than I can count, my downstairs neighbors are perfect examples.
And me too. My desire is for quiet and like the Rolling Stones as well as the Buddha have said, “Can’t get no — satisfaction.” Not from the outer world.
So where is it—it is beyond the world, even beyond the inner world—beyond mind.
Oh, you could say I’ve gone out of my mind and you’d be totally correct on some levels. I’ve realized that place that is beyond mind and all from humans pushing me there in so many ways so-to-speak.
I’ve also gotten hold of memory—the meaning. We mistake that we are this group of memories that we have created an ego structure out of. I’ve given this a good deal of thought since the Indians below me triggered a number of childhood memories and stimulated a fair number of unpleasant dreams, a few out-and-out nightmares. This causes one to question the nature of memory and dreams; but mostly memory in this case since hold a few and identify ourselves thus creating structure out of those aspects of mind and then say, “This is me; who I am”.
If our memories were our true identity then you’d think we’d remember more than we do—such as what you had for dinner last week or what you did on the 4th of last June. Unless something memorable, you don’t remember. What IS memorable, we structure an identity out it and call it “me”. It’s okay for getting by here but we have to remember it is illusion—and the ego’s reading this are screaming in your heads, “Not me! I AM REAL.” That’s okay; I wasn’t always ready for this understanding either.
Maybe it’s all about me getting ready for the inevitable event that we all face someday—death. It’s going to be easier to let go of this identity structure if we’ve realized all along it wasn’t real in the first place.
Here’s something C said in reply to a question about wanting to live, “To live, to die—what meaningless words are these! When you see me alive, I’m dead. When you see me dead, I’m alive. How muddied up you are!”
Enough about death—before I loose subscribers! People don’t like this subject. About memory, I like this quote: Use memory, don’t let memory use you! I should put that one on Facebook. Anyway, family stuff being triggered is all for the purpose of realizing its memory that I’m overly identified with—it’s all been very good spiritual fodder or grist for the mill as the saying goes. We need that grist to keep ourselves in true awareness—so tongue-cluckers who think you’ve got it made in the shade because you’ve read all the books and had a few evolutionary experiences and intellectually think you’ve GOT IT, maybe not so much or there’s always deeper layers and this has been a good one, still is.
The bottom line is we do not need to be set free—we already are. It is our identification with our body and the structure we created from memory that we over-identify as “me” and our desires that keep us going round and round again, lifetime-to-lifetime, which keeps us from the clarity that we were never born and never die.
All I can say to spiritually significant elite-ist tongue-cluckers is that understanding this intellectually is one thing and living it in the face of human intensity and applying it—well, how deep down the rabbit hole do we go? With each intense experience, I have deeper realizations that do not come from a book but from my own experience, my own mind but not even there… from a place where I am totally out of my mind. Hard to describe unless you’ve been there, done that.
I’m grateful when I can be in the right place with it all and when not, I realize I will be—eventually, all in good time. Patience and perseverance, virtues!
By the way, I am celebrating walking normally this week! I can wear a regular shoe and barely limp at all; as the illusionary body heals and repairs my broken foot illusion here! Have a great week dear friends of Light!
(Excuse me now while i light illusionary candles to absorb the illusionary cooking smells from the illusionary neighbors! laughing as I go… one more desire released… no longer desire to visit India! See, everything has a great purpose! ha ha)
My bedroom looked like a church–an interjection from my catholic heritage (i’m an X) but for the blessed mother who has merged with Isis, Kwan Yin, Laxmi, Tara and other mother-goddesses in my mind. Yet, the chant of the rosary is still very peaceful, very calming, stilling, quieting… and using the name of every higher being in my memory, they were all called in last night. Please, please dear heavens, let me have a quiet new years eve! Let the downstairs couple shush a while, Amen.
Their voices were escalating as usual around up until 9:30 but after that… nothing. Maybe it was my music. It wasn’t loud but there are a great set of Dolby speakers on my old desktop in my room! And I used them, called up Pandora on the Internet and played Heart Meditation music. Then I lit my candles, placed a barrier of light all around my and between the floor and the chaos below. I could hear nothing but the music and my own thoughts–!! Amen!
Tomorrow Monsters Inc. will be open again (Lowes Hardware Store Headquarters) where the Indian people work; on a regular work day they should be barking somewhere else than beneath my feet! Can I get another Amen Brothers and Sisters? Amen!
It was lovely… last night. Reciting my most favorite prayers and chants just barely over the sound of my breath with eyes slightly open to taken in the candles in front of my Buddha statue on one side of my room and the candles in front of the Blessed Mother statue on the other side and the heart meditation music on not too loud and not too softly… perfect. After my chants I quieted for a good while hearing only my music–maybe the angels put the loudmouth Indian couple into a trance! Who knows, who cares? I felt completely alone like I hadn’t for days! Beautiful.
After a good while, perhaps an hour or so, there were predictions for the year and in that state with only candle light, I did my best to scribble down some things that were coming in for the New Year. Then back to my music and my peaceful mind and heart.
New Years Eve is a favorite time of mine for meditation. One of the candles that I lit was from our solstice gathering — it was loaded with intentions for the new year. I thought of people who might be suffering for various reasons and did the Buddhist Metta Meditation for a while with tears streaming down my face. I promised to be a better person and felt truly sorry for times in 2012 when I wasn’t and then forgave myself and forgave others. I asked for blessings for each of my family members by name with my heart and mind infused their highest and best intentions for 2013 (something we worked on at our solstice gathering).
Earlier in the day somehow my intentions were fulfilled to have quiet for my writing (the astrology class) and through this miracle hours of writing took place which left me with great satisfaction. Then I did my indoor exercises followed by a night-time walk at the jogging park a bit of a distance away from here. It was dark and breezy, temperature in the 40’s but walking on the gravel reminded me of the crunch of snow under my feet the way it was walking in the mountains. My music was loud on the mp3 player, and I was there alone and the cold air on my face was exhilarating. There were plenty of street lights and parking lot lights surrounding this place that I had all to myself–reminiscent somewhat of my hikes in the mountains.
I came home to Lord and Lady mouth downstairs and let me tell you ‘he ain’t no Deepak Chopra‘! And she? her sounds are very irritating to anyone’s ears no doubt. It is nearly comical actually thinking of how they could stand to listen to each other’s sounds all day and all night the way they go on! How much could one person have to say to another? Since before Christmas–on and on and on day after day and trust me they are not always happy sounds! Sometimes they fight horribly. I’ve begun to notice the sound of banging on the wall which must be from other neighbors in the building when they get loud. Ah-ha and that is somewhat comforting that it is not me alone who is sending them signals.
One night I just tapped gently on the wall by my bed to let them know they could be heard. That quieted them for only about 10 minutes! They yesterday I did loose it after being awakened by their loud arguing mouthings. I didn’t mean to… it was probably a response to being awoken in the morning to arguing human voices that caused enough irritation that I slammed the wall with my fist so hard that I startled myself–it was reactive and not premeditated. Wow, where did that come from, eh? That got me a few hours of peace afterward but I felt bad all day long for losing control.
I need to go back to writing my astrology class now… enough energizing the downstairs neighbor issue! Yet, I do believe in the power of intention and others energizing an intention. Like I said, Monsters Inc. can’t resume business calling the Indian computer geeks back to work soon enough as far as I’m concerned! (apologies to my Indian friends and clients — i know these two birds below me must be rare and not like you at all)
In the meanwhile, maybe others reading this (no matter what day you stumble across it) could help energize my intention to have a quiet peaceful place to live and work–yes? Could you think that thought for me for a second now? Thank you.
One last thing–as I told my daughter, since they’ve moved in dreams have been very strange! And then last night there is the realization why. After my very nice New Years meditation –which by the way is fun to do with eyes closed and no clock in view anyway because you can feel the energy build from all over the time zone you’re in and then it starts to peak and you FEEL exactly when new years is! Lord and Lady Mouth must have passed out since not a whimper could be heart over my soft music and there was no external sounds at all until well after midnight when somewhere there were fireworks off in the distance.
And in the mountains in the past 15 years it is very quiet too–so the point is that it is that on New Years Eve, by the energy build up you feel in your own body which permeates the whole North Eastern part of the United States here, that indicates when it is 12 midnight New Years Eve! And before that time–yes some lower life forms are getting drunk LOL–but many others are also meditating and to be tapped into that energy is very close to total bliss.
Again, I thank the powers that be for Lord and Lady mouth’s silence last night. Amen and thank you again!
I can actually, as I listen to his muffled voice going on non-stop right this very minute now as I type and as it has for hours with her high-pitched inflections inserted… I can actually feel so grateful for what freedom i have from that in that I’d not be able to be her. To have to be in her shoes would be a very special kind of hell for me–to have a man lecture and scold me for hours on end in that way while imprisoned with no escape from him, no car and today it is raining. Oh, how awful that would be for me although she laughs and carries on to the point where I don’t think she minds it much. It just amazes me that two people could talk so non-stop, amazing!
Well, the dreams I understand why I’ve had strange dreams after last night. I fell into a peaceful slumber around 1 am after my new year meditation and next thing I was trying to help a very weak man who was in a wheel chair and had fallen and he was no more than skin and bone. I could not reach him… there were metal bars and things between he and I and the next thing my eyes open and the realization is that the couple downstairs are yelling at each other in their bedroom directly beneath my own!
It was quite loud. Spontaneously I jumped out of bed half asleep and yelled, “Hey-hey-hey-hey-hey-hey….” as I stumbled to the bathroom, glancing at the clock… it was 2:45 am and on my way back to bed, turned on the fan for some white noise and somehow fell back asleep while thinking Oh my gosh, no wonder I’ve been having strange dreams since they moved in! They talk and fight in the middle of the freaken’ night too!? omg! Yeah, they were totally YELLING at each other at 2:45 AM.
Well, now I’ve used this time to type another diatribe –instead I could have totally written about the next planet for my astrology class. Sigh!
There was a maintenance man here yesterday asking to check in the water heater area to see if any patching of the drywall needed doing–he had the wet plaster in his hand. I mentioned the couple downstairs and he said he’d speak to them since he was going there next. Didn’t do much good apparently! sigh again!
Okay I’m going to grab the TV controls and put on Pandora and try to drown them out with my music. I’d prefer total silence when I write but…. that is what I continue to prefer. Now where is the remote?
This too shall pass as my mother used to say… it will.
Monsters Inc. will want them back to work soon! and someday their Visa will run out! And they will board the plane back to their Mother Country…. buh-bye.
No worries; I can outlast anything; I’m tough! I will survive. (I have to until my lease is up at least and until i have the $$ to move!!)
Oh, and Happy New Year! I will post the predictions for the New Year next blog.
I really miss the High Country–I’m moving back to the mountains as soon as I can save enough money!
My family will be fine without me. My sister is here now for them…. besides civilization sux!
I WILL TRY TO HEAR AND SEE MY NEIGHBORS WITH THE EARS AND EYES OF COMPASSION! THEY ARE LIVING SOULS DOING THEIR BEST TO NEGOTIATE THIS WORLD JUST LIKE ME. THEY SUFFER AND CELEBRATE JUST LIKE ME. I WILL DO BETTER AT SEEING MY NEIGHBORS WITH EYES AND EARS OF COMPASSION… THEY ARE AFTER ALL, LIKE ALL HUMANS, ONLY DOING WHAT THEY BELIEVE WILL BRING THEM PLEASURE AND THE AVOIDANCE OF PAIN.
MEANWHILE, DEAR DIVINE INTELLIGENCE, GRANT ME THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT WHAT I CANNOT CHANGE…. PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE, ANIMALS ARE ANIMALS, FLOWERS ARE FLOWERS AND LORD AND LADY MOUTH SIMPLY ARE… AS I AM AS I AM