Friday, March 16, 2007

Faith, Enthusiasm, Pain, and Healing

A shocking and sad incident just occurred in Joe's life and he asked for sympathy, which was forthcoming. But with his South Node in Cancer, sympathy no longer works as well as it once did, and as much as it might for others. We said, "I'm sorry", but the pain remained. When Juno came and commented, however, with her reasoning and enthusiasm, as well as her South Node in Capricorn, the pain diminished.
Not only does this illuminate truth about the SN in Cancer, but it tells a lot about what Pluto in Sagittarius is leaving us with. The New Moon eclipse exactly square the stationing Pluto is a big big opportunity to absorb Jupiter's bounty.
There is no doubt that faith and enthusiasm are potent elixirs in the human healing mechanism. Encouragement, empowerment, and hope, are often much more effective than weakness and feelings of victimization. One of the problems with drug-laced, fear-inducing modern medicine. This is now in transition.
When a shocking event comes, and the bricks in the chest and gut hit with the thud, there is nothing we can do to reverse it. So onward we go, to cope the best way possible as the process ahead unfolds. I am of the opinion that all events are in a logical sequence. There are no accidents, as circumstance guides us on our paths, leaving us to learn how to manage in our individual ways. There is a magic combination of cries, tears, and moans with the uplifting realization that we are still alive, kicking, and progressing into the future. That we will deal with our misfortune adequately. Don't we usually?
So this is where Sagittarius and real enthusiasm for living can help us tremendously. We are participants, not victims.
Healing is as natural as birth and death. When I witnessed death close-up, I saw the bruises on the body heal until the last day. The process is always there to connect with at any time. As Pluto delivers the treasure of hope, I'm sure he is hoping that as many of us as possible will take the gift and use it to heal our wounds.....physical, emotional, and spiritual.

Thank you Pluto and Jupiter. 


Anonymous Juno Jones said...

Hi jm, it was great chatting last nite. I found this today, it's a piece from the SF Chron. about the Maya smudging after the visit of Bush and how we could bring it here. It's a funny piece and I know you guys here would love it...
(sorry, I've yet to figure out the tinyurls...)Yeah, we need a good banishing....

16/3/07 9:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Joe! Glad to hear you're feeling better. I got to see the pic, it was a beauty!
I am a foolishly sentimental person. I have a hard time losing items of emotional value. I am bad. I've never thrown out cards people have sent me. I have scraps of paper with my dad's handwriting on them. I've kept my mom's Hummels fergodsake! I suppose intentionally releasing objects of attachment is a mental trick of sorts I picked up to cushion things a little. If I must lose something, I try to clear the energy by committing it to a better purpose. The buddhist nun I told jm about was more fortunate than I. I lost my own favorite hat this winter. It was a black beret I had had for 15 years, and I had put a turqoise pin on it that I had had even longer than that. When I got home from shopping and realized that I no longer had it, I was crushed. Then I got thinking. I had found the beret myself somewhere. Whoever picked it up might have thought it very cool. It was time for it to be someone else's favorite hat. Because I was wary of losing it, I didn't wear it often. Better for it to be used. There's a slight pang but I've pretty much released it. If it were some kind of karmic trade, I'd rather lose the my hat than have the nun lose hers, really. Her hat is one of her few possessions, I've got plenty. If it was a trade-off, I'm very happy about it. I think you'll have that moment when it all makes sense and is somehow understandable....

Well, hate to post and run, but I have to help the crab pack his gear up for this weekend. He's going to Port Townsend to some historical event. He'll be playing a snak-oil salesman. With all his scorp he's rather good at it. :) J

PS Thank you for the NNaquarius/11th house analysis, jm . It always puzzled me, and I have a lot here to contemplate...

16/3/07 9:54 PM  
Anonymous Juno Jones said...

Sorry, I don't know what I did wrong that was me in the post above....

16/3/07 9:57 PM  
Anonymous AcousticGod said...

Port Townsend... I think I visited there in the Navy. Is there a little burger place called Stormin' Norman's?

17/3/07 12:28 AM  
Blogger jm said...

He'll be playing a snak-oil salesman

Ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!

Juno, you'e spoiling me!

17/3/07 3:44 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Srormin' Norman's!!!

LOL!!!! I thought I had fun in the Rockies tonight. Am I missing something????

17/3/07 3:48 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Btw, juno. Very very very interesting night in town. Same place, different something or other. Very different.
I'm not one for cycles, eclipses, and assorted astro gobbledygook, but I'm beginning to wonder about this eclipse and time. Anything's possible.

17/3/07 4:12 AM  
Anonymous Juno Jones said...

I feel it too, jm. Check out Barbara Hand Clow's articles at Astroflash for this new moon and spring equinox. (No link, sorry) Deep. And this Sat/Nep thing is nothing to sniff at either.

I love downtown Bellingham. We have three used booksellers on the same street. They often put remaindered books out on the sidewalk for a dollar or two (or free, even better!). I go and pick thru often. Now, I don't know if you are familiar with 'Granta', but they are a quarterly magazine that collects literature and non-fiction concerning a different theme or subject each issue. They are reasonably cheap in most used bookstores,$1-$4, usually worth it in terms of information gained vs money and time. I found a Granta in a free box dealing with a subject that astrologers have long thought one of the the major occurences of the last sat/nep/uranus conjunction,title: "New Europe". Of course I had to pick it up. If any of you come across this issue, buy it! It's very informatve and a good historical reference when looking at these saturn/neptune/uranus cycles. This quote especially reminds me of the situation of the media in this contry vis a vis the bloggers and the 'professional' media:

excerpt from

"New Europe"
Granta # 30, Winter 1990
"Looking For Jiri Wolf"
by Graham Smith

..."I was surprised by the relaxed and low-key atmosphere of the City Forum office.I had imagined a throng if inquirers: There was a small knot of people. The staff all seemed of student age, smiling, casual, obliging; and if I was reminded of anything, it was of a university common room or a union office-an air of precarious organization. The word you were tempted to use-I thought of the hand-written posters and the single, small-screen televisions relaying information to potential crowds of hundreds-was 'amateur'. You had to remind yourself that a month ago the machinery of opposition and free information simply hadn't existed; and that, at a deeper level, all revolutions must appear to be started by amateurs.
"Furthermore, if these were the amateurs, who were the professionals? No doubt, when the communist leaders were first compelled to negotiate with the the Civic Forum they must have stifled the thought (it was creepily instructive to have shared it), that the situation was preposterous-they were dealing with amateurs. But were they themselves professional in anything other than their official possesion of power? Professional in terms of expertise, responsibilty,knowledge, capacity? The answer I got to this was to be repeatedly and vehemently "NO". The constant cry-with a gush of relief now that at last it could be uttered openly-was that in a totalitarian regime stupidity floats to the top. At every level, control had passed for years into the hands of people with no qualification other than their party allegience. What Czechloslovakia desparately needs now is intelligence."...

I've been reading some interesting takes on the subject of the internet. It was never expected to be like this. It was orginally thought of as an extention of traditional patterns, ie: Television, J.C.Penney catalogue, maybe the extention of encyclopedia-style knowledge and scientific research....but it hasn't turned out that way at all. We mostly talk here. We share what we can. We learn and change. And many of us, like yourself, jm, give our insights and knowledge away for free because we feel its the right thing to do.
But then I am always optimistic...:)

17/3/07 4:34 PM  
Anonymous Juno Jones said...

Hi, acousticgod, I'm not sure, I've only been there once myself. The point's moot anyways as we came down with something ans all stayed home today. :)

17/3/07 4:41 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I've been reading some interesting takes on the subject of the internet. It was never expected to be like this. It was orginally thought of as an extention of traditional patterns, ie: Television, J.C.Penney catalogue, maybe the extention of encyclopedia-style knowledge and scientific research....

Juno, this is one of my major interests right now. I know this has thrown a curve into life in the USA. I thought also that it would just be a huckster's dream outlet and that's it.

The surprise in my life has been my involvement. Never in a million years could I have imagined doing what I'm doing right now.

There is an urgency about it that makes me feel its importance all the more. The Neptune/Uranus mutual reception has opened this alternative, added to the recent Pluto opposition to our USA Mars in Gemini transforming communication

In later years, I think we will look back on this time as a phenomenal event in our history. And the most exciting thing is how we are making this history ourselves.

17/3/07 4:54 PM  
Blogger jm said...

And this Sat/Nep thing is nothing to sniff at either.

Some are sniffing with tears, I'm afraid!

I Get into some of the big transits, but this opposition has really grabbed me. The Neptune in Aquarius is opening the collective mind and Saturn is giving us the actual roads to travel. I think now everyone is doing a double-take, wondering what's really happening.

I get the feeling that the rulers have given up.

17/3/07 4:58 PM  
Blogger jm said...

And juno, thank you so much for your wonderful input like a reporter at large. I have a real appetite for the societal, political goings-on now and I think this is permanent. It's a joy to discuss this from the metaphysical level.

I've backed off from the cartoon part of the politician's daily game, but the trends as a whole I'm watching carefully.

Pluto is exactly opposite my Uranus now, and collective involvement is unavoidable. Doing it this way, through the Net, is wonderful. From chat room to salon and political forum. Didn't take long. The time was ripe.

I did actually hit the streets last night, though, and they are getting ready for something new.

17/3/07 5:05 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Btw, coming down with a little something and staying home together sounds like a NN in Cancer good day! Hope you both are recovering...:-)

17/3/07 5:06 PM  
Blogger jm said...

You had to remind yourself that a month ago the machinery of opposition and free information simply hadn't existed; and that, at a deeper level, all revolutions must appear to be started by amateurs.

Music to my ears.

17/3/07 5:10 PM  
Anonymous Juno Jones said...

..."at a deeper level, all revolutions must appear to be started by amateurs."...

Yay! I knew you'd get it :)

Many people are commenting on the eerie paralles to watergate (only x squared bigger, and a few of the players have been pardoned in the previous rounds to play again...)

This time we (as in the collective progressive blogosphere) are the value of the variable thathad previously been marked 'Woodward and Bernstein'. And when we do this for ourselves, think of what else we can do???:):):)

17/3/07 5:47 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I see the parallels to Watergate too. These people have been in power for a long time, many rounds that they just sqeaked through, but this is the end. I think we're in a No Man's Land now.

I hope you are relaxed with your tea, juno, because it all dawned on me. Why your Saturn in Aquarius popped out, and why you popped in at this time.

I'll be back shortly to tell it all.

17/3/07 8:25 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I'll start with Part I.

You have a collective destiny with Saturn in Aquarius, and the NN in the 11th, although the Leo hot stuff will still be operative with the Leo rising, and packed 5th. Neptune of course is bringing the power with Neptune in scorpio and a pisces 8th.

Here I am with Pluto stationing exactly opposite my Uranus ruling my 11th, eclipse coming. The collective urge is impossible to resist, and I'm crossing a bridge from personal angst to collective something or other. I saw the change last night when I went to town.
We can also add your nodal axis exactly on my MC/IC at 12 deg. Cap MC.

So here you are, just at the right time.

What's interesting is your SN in Capricorn and the lifetimes of dealing with the establishment, making you a perfect candidate for helping the people this time around. You know the game so well.
Lots of well meaning people are trying but the ones who know the ins and outs are especially relevant.

I've noticed a great talent for this in the Cancer/Aquarius combo. Jim Webb is one of these and we're going to hear from him.
The mayor of my city is an Aquarius with a Cancer Moon and the first thing he did was get some great programs going for the homeless, especially the teens. He got them jobs.

Another interesting part is the Saturn ruling all the Capricorn in your chart, is in Aquarius, making you even more aware of what needs to be done for the social order.

Pluto in Capricorn is going after the establishment, so it will all be fascinating, for this Moon in Aquarius country.

This has all been amazing. I saw last night the road ahead clearly. The enthusiasm for society from you has been wonderful!
You gotta love'em sometimes, the knuckleheads. I'm looking forward to it all, as Pluto comes to my MC.

Part II coming up.

17/3/07 8:57 PM  
Anonymous Juno Jones said...

..."This has all been amazing. I saw last night the road ahead clearly."... It does feel that way doen't it...

Thank you for your insight. These past few weeks have given me much more of a feel for Aquarian energies. I'd always intellectally grasped them, but I can definitely 'feel' them now. I've never really identified much with that part of my chart...or really knew how to. Thanks for helping me make sense of it.

17/3/07 9:46 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Well Neptune is no slouch. And not everyone gets a Neptune Saturn conjunction.

I also have a little trouble grasping the 11th, and my role in society, but we're both getting the outer transits, and it does seem to be working.

It's a group consciousness thing, and when it's working, the little interpersonal things don't matter so much. I want that.

The big problem I see ahead is the excessive blame of this government, thinking that if they are rid of them, it will be better. It's not a grade B horror or murder mystery. Politics is much more broad than that. They have yet to see the fundamentals of what's wrong with society. This is where learned people and metaphysicians doing a good job can figure in. This has been particularly hard for me. I always want to speak up about the deeper implications. Maybe these new discussions emerging will get us closer.

17/3/07 10:01 PM  
Anonymous Juno Jones said...

..."Maybe these new discussions emerging will get us closer."...

I hope so. I keep looking at that pluto square. At no other time in my memory have people globally gotten such an up-front, in-your-face look at the collective shadow. When human greed, cruelty and ignorance run rampant, this current insane situation is the result. I think it is scaring sense into some people, and causing others to reconsider their views. This fear and loathing runs so deep and across so many vital survival issues that it's hard to divide people as easily over them as they did over their petty so-called 'moral' issues. We will have our work cut out for us in Capricorn, changing the structure to fit our newly evolved standards of behavior toward our fellow man. I think we're having our 100th monkey moment where people who desire to actively explore peaceful alternatives and heal this planet are outnumbering the ones who are actively supporting the macho chest-thumping that has obviously served us so well in the past.

Lots of work to be done! With pluto in cap, we'll be rolling up the sleeves and getting into it. And we'll probably also be past much of the name-calling (especially religious) that has marred the last several years.

17/3/07 10:50 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Lots of work to be done! With pluto in cap, we'll be rolling up the sleeves and getting into it. And we'll probably also be past much of the name-calling (especially religious) that has marred the last several years.

I know this is coming. And I hope hope hope the name-calling will diminish. I wonder what the hell I'm doing here when it gets out of hand. Take the next spaceship out!

But Aquarians came in the ship. So they really figure in. Uranus in Aries will be a big kick-off. Then it will trine Pluto which looks good to me.

I simply can't believe I'm involved now. Something is up.

17/3/07 10:57 PM  
Anonymous Juno Jones said...

I'm looking forward to Uranus in aries as well....
I'm fading here, getting ready to lie down. Thanks again for the lovely chat, my dear. Here's to being involved (and how did any of us know a computer would help us with that?...), cheers! Love, Juno

17/3/07 11:09 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Love to you too, juno. I'll put part II up a little later. You can read it tomorrow.
Yeah. A fool computer!

17/3/07 11:19 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The other part is this. For a long time the Sibly chart giving the USA a 12 Sagittarius ASC was in dispute.
9/11 happened exactly across the ASC/DSC line pretty much establishing this as the ASC, all part of Pluto transiting there, finally establishing identity.

I think this is why Sagittarians who have been evolutionized by Pluto have emerged, and might be more important as we go forth with the new identity.

There have been next to no Sagittarian presidents in our history. Of course, their nature is against this entrapment, but I'm wondering if there might not be changes in all of this. Sagittarians Gary Hart and John Kerry almost got there, and I find them different from what we usually get.

It will be interesting to see what happens. If the Sagittarius character takes hold more. It's a great ASC in my book.

18/3/07 5:02 AM  

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