Friday, April 06, 2007

Cycles and Evolution

Prodded by weather in Yosemite National Park, the twisted limbs of a Jeffrey pine grow with the prevailing wind.
Planets revolve and cycles repeat in predictable patterns that astrologers have observed for thousands of years. Yet despite hopes for major shifts in collective consciousness, they never arrive. Change is more subtle than this. The process is evolutionary and occurs at a pace slower than people can commonly perceive. It can be seen in retrospect, however.
Hopes have been especially elevated with Pluto in the Galactic Center and the great Mayan prediction of major sudden transformation in 2012. Unlikely. Natural selection determines our gradual transmogrification, as traits best suited to the environment develop little by little. Everything mutates and changes according to habitat, beyond our control, fortunately.
Exactly like this pine tree pictured above. It chose the characteristics that would encourage it to survive the conditions, incorporated them, and reproduced them over a long period of time. The surroundings influenced its growth.
I just came across a fascinating article about apes, hominids, religion, and natural selection. It theorizes that humans evolved the way they did partly due to a spritual perception that favored survival. It's common to everyone on the planet.
As the Moon in Sagittarius now crosses Jupiter and stationing Pluto, I'm once again reminded of these great cycles and what to expect. Pluto is given the job of evolutionary change in mass consciousness, according to astrology. I would personally love to see the end of religious hypocrisy, murder in the name of god, the political vulgarity, and the emergence of good leadership along with an anthropological understanding and acceptance of human differences and cultural diversity, but I'm realistic. It will take many revolutions and cycles until the current patterns no longer fit the needs of the time.

Many were hoping, after this country's descent into indecent behavior, that the people would awaken to the light of awareness. Unlikely. As is obvious with the parade of hopefuls resembling the line-up in central lockup (albeit with smiles glued on) more than civilized, inspired human beings, with the good of the collective in mind. But who really knows? The casting director is still working on some preliminaries.

I might not see the changes I would like, but I have seen signs of progress in my personal sphere, and this is a start.

Photo by Ed Cooper

4 Comments:

Anonymous Joe said...

This general topic has been on my mind in various forms as far back as age 15. I have wondered, and still do, whether we as a species will ever make more progress, before either natural selection or natural events kill off a lot of us if not all of us.

6/4/07 4:08 AM  
Anonymous juno jones said...

Here's an interesting tidbit from that pew survey I mentioned earlier...As a country, our religious fervor (especially in terms of organized religion) peaked in '94, just as pluto entered sag. As pluto leaves sag, trailing a string of scandals and open hypocriscy concerning church 'leaders', there are fewer people identifing with an organized religion than ever before. I suspect the upcoming last pass of sat/nep and the jupiter/pluto conjunction are going to make this fact even more apparent.


jm, Wanted to drop by quick and set up a 'tea date'...maybe sunday this weekend? I have monday off so I get to have a late bedtime for once :). I'd love to chat some more about the current currents with yourself and anyone else who wants to relax with a cuppa. Whatdya think?

I'll check back later, take care, all, Juno

6/4/07 9:19 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Joe.
It all remains to be seen, but civilizations rise and fall, then disappear in a rhythm.

I have wondered, and still do, whether we as a species will ever make more progress, before either natural selection or natural events kill off a lot of us if not all of us.

It seems that nature needs us so far. But if we do perish, I think it will be nature that does the deed. War is one of the most inefficient ways. Water will be a large determining factor in the future.

It's impossible to ever see clearly from within. If you saw a white blood cell devouring a bacterium, or the digestive process in action, you might think our bodies were horrible and due for demise, but all the parts are necessary. A lot of destruction goes on in one second in the body.

Could be the same with humans. we could be serving a purpose unknown to us in a larger organism.

The belief that we are so powerful is due for correction, though, somewhere along the line. It could be that cooperation with the earth is just ahead. If the money goes to environmental actions, we'll know.

6/4/07 3:01 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Sunday's perfect juno! I'll be here from 7 PM on, Pacific Time. That would be great. It's amazing how much is happening. So much to talk about so soon since the last time.

As pluto leaves sag, trailing a string of scandals and open hypocriscy concerning church 'leaders', there are fewer people identifing with an organized religion than ever before>

And this is just the beginning of the result. The next few years will reveal even more. I'm waiting patiently for the political stage to improve just a tiny bit.

See you this weekend! Looking forward to it.

6/4/07 3:02 PM  

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