Monday, May 28, 2007

Memory and the Earth

On this Memorial Day, while the people consume even more fossil fuels in their soon to be archaic gas guzzlers, gorge their bodies once again on food from faraway lands, and stuff their plastic bags with Memorial Day Sale detritus, it's also a time to remember a few things.
Man has always been fascinated with blood and has continued to make it flow out of its natural conduits. This sacrifice is as old as the human race. I can only hope that the blood shed in warfare has nourished the Earth and our eventual evolution.

Early man didn't understand the universe he lived in scientifically, so he relied on superstition, blind faith, and sacrifice to unseen entities to cope with the overwhelming events of life on the planet. The Earth had great spiritual power. As he progressed and learned more about his habitat, he started to see the Earth as inanimate as a whole, and growth easily explained in biological terms. The frightening events were no longer driven by spirits and demons. He pitted himself against other humans and somewhere along the line started taking his provider for granted, consuming her resources without control, thinking about other things.
Perhaps as he separated and compartmentalized, the magnificent diversity of the human family developed. Life went on in isolation to some extent until global events unified the collective temporarily. I think the Bubonic Plague was one of these events as were WWII, Hitler, and the detonation of the atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It appears we are on the verge of another such unification as an entirely new relationship with our Earth is ahead.
For ages, people have seen one another as the enemy, but now for the first time, they are becoming aware of the whole collective as the enemy attacking the Earth herself. It's a brand new game. A completely new tangent in consciousness. A return to the recognition of the planet as a living organism. An entity with whom a relationship must be cultivated.
The people of the world realize that the planet is warming and many problems lie ahead as a result. It's happened before and it matters not who or what is causing it. We just know we need a worldwide cohesive effort to manage the situation. Human ingenuity will be called upon.
Yes, dramatic climatic change is not new, but the difference this time is the massive population and the advanced technology in our hands. I think we will see an evolution in collective behavior as well as a changed view toward the globe we live on.

Pluto through Sagittarius has taken wealth and power out of the hands of the traditional religious organizations and planted the seeds for a new phase of spirituality, yet to manifest. As Pluto transits Capricorn, wealth could be moving toward preservation of the Earth (Capricorn). It remains to be seen, but after Iraq stops burning and rebuilding comes, and violence continues to diminish, people could be destined to turn their attention away from interpersonal terror and toward more awareness of the Earth we depend on and the spiritual and practical connection to our habitat. Pluto will enter Capricorn in February 2008 and stay there until the end of 2024. From 2018 to the end, Pluto will trine Uranus in Taurus, very likely bringing global cooperation and progress in solving this dilemma. Not only that, but in 2020, Jupiter and Saturn will also go into Capricorn to join this trine. Toward the end, in 2023, Jupiter will be joining Uranus in Taurus. Plenty of opportunity.
Murderous warfare will do nothing to solve the much larger problems humanity faces as it comes to this ancient but renewed comprehension of the power and value of the Earth. Consolidation of collective will and energy can. I'm ready.
Photo: Beech trees at Kingston Lacy, Dorset.


Blogger Tseka said...

Amen, JM
I am ready too.

Beech are so beautiful, tree women who are my kindred. They have stories to tell us, just as the animals, to help us on our path. They are keepers of memory deeply rooted in the earth.

28/5/07 3:20 PM  
Blogger jm said...

These trees got to me. It's hard to believe it's a photo.

I love tree women, and I've lived with them all my life. I've always had a special tree next to my bed and I remember every one. I'm sure they are a large part of my knowledge.

What a beautiful thought. The tree women speaking in whispers. I think they are murmuring epecially often now. We will listen.

28/5/07 3:30 PM  
Blogger jm said...

A very interesting editorial appeared in my conservative newspaper today.

This Memorial Day, honor the living, too was the headline.

Instead of the ususal Hallmark card talk of bravery and honor, came this criticism of the government in terms of health care and veterans. Very critical. It seems to reflect a new attitude. Maybe practicality and willingness to face some reality. Very odd for this paper. I also got this reaction to the holiday. Let's think about solutions and the future. The battle fatigue seems to be a fact.

28/5/07 4:00 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

Great post, jm! This is the focus that's needed for sure. And that photo of those ancient beeches, magnificent!! :-)

28/5/07 4:08 PM  
Blogger jm said...

It appears that the "green" light is on and we can get going. The asteroid discussion on your blog is good and I'm glad we're all here to promote this. I feel the consolidation coming with Capricorn, and oddly enough, I'm glad to be a part of it!
Your Virgo MC is going to come in very very handy. Saturn in Virgo will be fascinating.

28/5/07 4:16 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

I'm hearing similar locally. 29 Palms is a big Marine base- the desert training center which deploys to Iraq. The soldiers are coming home and educating the parents / community.

Actually this is exactly how i remember it during Viet Nam. The vets brought home the wisdom. They were who led me into the anti-war movement. They wanted to have a reason for their friends dying and once digging found blood on money. No reasons at all.

Attitudes are shifting here. Not anti-military but anger at the misuse of the military, the lack of respect and support. And it is across the board.

28/5/07 4:22 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Absolutely right tseka, and the connection to the Nam vets. Just in time for Saturn in Virgo which rules military service. Isn't it something? We are guided. Very interesting also in terms of our military and the Mars progression. This will add a new dimension.

28/5/07 4:42 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The Moon-Jupiter in Capricorn trine the Saturn in Virgo at the next pres election led me to believe we would have someone versed in this military problem. I'm still wondering.

28/5/07 4:44 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The more I look at it. Criticism (Virgo) of the health care(Virgo) of the vets(Virgo). Saturn: reality. Kind of obvious where we are going.

28/5/07 4:47 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Long before the last election i had one of those 'vision" thingies that said it was going to be Al Gore and Newt Gingrich. I posted it that on astroworld.

I do not always think it will be the actual men in the "vision" but someone similar to them that my mind recognized.

In this case it could be true. If you recall. Gore senior was against the Viet Nam war and could have kept his son AL out but he went anyway not taking a deferment. This could easily match the repeating patterns. And Gore sure does seem like a Virgo Saturn type.

28/5/07 6:53 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I do not always think it will be the actual men in the "vision" but someone similar to them that my mind recognized.

Good point.
This is an interesting duo. I was thinking Wes Clarke would be it, since he is so Capricorn and fits the aspects.

But I really have no idea. I do think it would be advisable, however, to elect no one who's running now. After Saturn changes, and Pluto follows, it will be a different play. We really have to get serious.

It's hard to imagine changes, but big ones are coming.

28/5/07 7:11 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Wes Clark / Howard Dean
was my preference in the last go round and i did not care which order.

28/5/07 7:23 PM  
Blogger jm said...


Incredible my Wise 1.

I'm pulling for Clarke and have been for a long time. I think he has a sense of real responsibility. Not a question of like or dislike or even policy. Just competency at this point. Restoration of dignity to the office. Capricorn please.
This is interesting.

28/5/07 7:43 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Ja, well both men appeal to my depression era, WW11 papa also, respect, thoughtful, clear about their image of who America is, what the constitution and rule of law mean.

28/5/07 8:04 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yeaayyyy!! I trust Dads. This is great.

Dean is doing very very well. I'm impressed.

28/5/07 8:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the way you talk about the new relationship with the earth we are going to be moving into. It is a shame so much of the environmental talk we hear is focussing on the negative and the sacrifices that will have to be made. How much better to look positively at a completely and radically new way of being on the planet, with the potential for new understanding, and an evolution of consciousness leading to fulfilment of human potential. A happier and better way of living.

29/5/07 8:28 AM  
Anonymous Analysa said...

I´m amazed as a non astrologer how these last few days so many of you (astrologers) have tuned into writing about all things Earth: Ceres, Food, community living and this article, pointing to the future cycles that will highlight even more the necessary global earth changes to come.

With a few planets in Virgo, I´m excited to hear this!! In my healing field I was taught that health is the biological basis for freedom. That simply means if you don´t feel well you can´t do what you want to do. And we need planetary health, individual health and social health. McDonalds and sodas won´t do it!!

Somewhere else, jm you said “ the whole collective situation hurts and the only solution is individual health”. That is the key.

29/5/07 11:48 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Anonymous. what a wonderful comment. Thank you.
I completely agree about the focus on the negative. The best leadership is based on enthusiasm and optimism, and I'm waiting for this. It's up to us, though, to seek it actively and focus on the positive as much as we can, with the fear kept in check. They're going a little overboard right now with the terror. There are always people around with this affirmative attitude. Maybe a little less noisy, but we can be heard.

Thanks again.

29/5/07 1:13 PM  
Blogger jm said...

In my healing field I was taught that health is the biological basis for freedom. That simply means if you don´t feel well you can´t do what you want to do. And we need planetary health, individual health and social health.

Amen, Sister.
Feeling good = doing good.

29/5/07 1:15 PM  

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