Sunday, April 22, 2007

Welcome, Taurus.

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Blogger jm said...

I was raised in a place called Sunrise Terrace, on the edge of a small city in upstate New York. On one side were cow pastures, on another side--ponds for winter skating, and on the other 2 sides-- woods. I spent my whole childhood playing in the pastures and woods.

When I was 12, we moved to a house on one acre of more woods. The living room was mostly glass and I spent my teenage years practically living in the trees, listening to music in the quiet nights.

Now I live next to the wilderness I mentioned earlier. I know nothing else but the pleasures of the earth as far as home goes. Even when I traveled across the world, I spent most of my time in rural mountains.

I'm completely puzzled by this desecration of home by humans. Most people I know love the grass, the trees, rivers, streams, sunsets...all of the earth's treasures, so I don't understand what's happened. What's most puzzling is why the earth has created us creatures who are capable of this disregard. I feel I'm missing something. Some secret knowledge about why things are happening as they are. Because of the way I was raised I have trust in the earth. She's nurtured me well, and I've consumed very little. It's ingrained in me.

They are all kinds. Some people take great pride in their abodes, others are more careless.

I do sense that a renewed respect for our home is coming, and that there must have been a purpose for our wanton consumption until now. I don't follow the crowd on the terror surrounding the earth's possible demise. We're not that powerful. We are mortals, after all. Even the gods were limited.

As the month of Taurus sets in, and we set aside one day to celebrate the beauty and abundance of this planet, I still have confidence that I will progress into a very old age enjoying nature to the maximum, as I always have.

22/4/07 3:19 AM  
Anonymous Joe said...

As for me, I grew up on a farm that was slowly fading into obscurity. When I was small, there were cows and a few horses, and chickens. Later I found evidence of beekeeping behind the willows along the tiny stream.
For a while an aunt had 4-H projects such as a small flock of geese, but by the time I was 12, the cows were sold off for hamburger and the horses had died. Now the barn is slowly imploding and my grandmother is making arrangements to have it demolished before it collapses entirely.

As hard as farming is, I think we are doing ourselves a huge disservice by letting it go to seed (that gives me an idea...) in favor of modern living. This goes hand in hand with what you say about disregard for our planetary home.
It's no coincidence, IMO, that farmers have been treated like shit along with the earth.

22/4/07 5:32 AM  
Blogger jm said...

What's odd, joe, is that shit is what fertilizes. I can't help but think this has all done that in some way we can't perceive yet.

The best part of the new movement is the changing role of the organic farmer. If this continues the whole bunch is going to benefit in ways we can't imagine.

People have to be guided. No one was doing this all along, but now the emerging leadership will be based on preservation, while still benefiting big business, of course. Eventually small business will rise again.

Capricorn is preservation, and this is where we are headed. What is archaic in the status quo will go, but what ensures the future will stay, and that includes the earth.

22/4/07 2:05 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

What's odd, joe, is that shit is what fertilizes. I can't help but think this has all done that in some way we can't perceive yet.

Yes!

While working on one of my projects, I let my mind mull this idea further. It recalled a recent conversation I had with a woman who showed me what being grounded feels like, as I am frequently very ungrounded--lack of earth in my chart? Anyway, we discussed the general lack of grounded-ness in Americans today. She said something to the effect that the cycle of energy requires that negative energy be grounded or returned to the Earth. In Chinese cosmology, Earth is yin or negative. And that she thinks Earth needs our yin/negative energy to be sunk into it so that the cycle can be resumed and yang or positive energy can be released.

You are well aware from our conversations that I think the societal pressure to be eternally optimistic and always sunny in mood and temperament prevents the natural expression of ordinary sadness, leading to greater than normal depression.

I wonder if this woman's words to me can be connected somehow to the intense depression we have as a society.

Then, in relation to the shit as fertilizer, yes that's true. Maybe these things--farms, environment, etc.-- needed to be consigned to the refuse heap so that they can break down and transform into compost from which life will rise again.

And it always does, seemingly out of dead and inert remains.

I just worry about more concrete things like bees which are dying off for reasons unknown, as opposed to the current bugaboo of global warming. If the bees go, we're going to have work a lot harder to feed ourselves.

22/4/07 2:55 PM  
Blogger jm said...

as I am frequently very ungrounded--lack of earth in my chart?

As I am too, with no earth. Aahhh, would that I could capture that solid feeling.

You are well aware from our conversations that I think the societal pressure to be eternally optimistic and always sunny in mood and temperament prevents the natural expression of ordinary sadness, leading to greater than normal depression.

I completely agree. Hence the obsession with negativity elsewhere.

I think we'll work it out since equilibrium is the master. Either we need more yin, or else a better understanding of both.
The USA has a SN in the second and the overconsumption of this placement will have to be faced. Pluto is headed to there.

in relation to the shit as fertilizer, yes that's true. Maybe these things--farms, environment, etc.-- needed to be consigned to the refuse heap so that they can break down and transform into compost from which life will rise again.

Beautifully worded. This will happen. It's all necessary, all the events We're too immersed to see the overall.

22/4/07 3:20 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

The forest for the trees, as it were. And what have you just done but made a post about living in the natural world. Uncanny. :o)

22/4/07 4:07 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I'm coming down joe! I'll get to the earth eventually, full time. But when I look back on it, I've been here all along.

I'll tell you, creating these posts is a large part of it. What an opportunity I've stumbled upon.

22/4/07 4:13 PM  
Blogger jm said...

What's also uncanny is how these posts connect me to earthly pleasure without the actual sense of hearing and smell. It remains in the imagination. It appears that all realms work to do the trick. Appreciation of my life.

If the truth be told, it's probably fortunate that sound is missing. That will remain in the other world I occasionally visit..:-)

22/4/07 4:18 PM  

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