Saturday, October 06, 2007

Jupiter meets Uranus

What is it but fragments of your own self you would discard that you may become free?

In a beautiful moment of synchronicity tonight I tuned into my tape recording of the Prophet. "Speak to me of freedom," it said, exactly on cue. Uranus, the planet of freedom is now exactly square Jupiter, the planet of expansion. Pisces and Sagittarius. This is what is commonly recognized as consciousness altering substance. Mind-blowing, to use the vernacular.

If it is an unjust law you would abolish, that law was written with your own hand upon your own forehead. You cannot erase it by burning your law books nor by washing the foreheads of your judges, though you pour the sea upon them.
And if it is a despot you would dethrone, see first that his throne erected within you is removed. For how can a tyrant rule the free and the proud, but for a tyranny in their own freedom and a shame in their own pride?
And if it is a care you would cast off, that care has been chosen by you rather than imposed upon you. And if it is a fear you would dispel, the seat of that fear is in your heart and not in the hand of the feared.
The Prophet: kahlil Gibran. Freedom
Everything is nicely orchestrated. The Moon is in Virgo, Venus just coming in, both joining Saturn. This appears to be an important moment in the larger picture as the Earth heads into the Uranus in Pisces opposition to Saturn in Virgo, when serious, perhaps long-lasting freedom, will be available to many people, along with advancement in spiritual and physical health. It's no mistake that the question of health care came through this week and touched the collective rather deeply. Freedom is under the skin.

As a further prelude after this expansive square, Mars in Cancer is generously providing the opportunity to release ourselves from constrictive habits. The Moon and Cancer govern this mechanism which works immediately to guarantee human survival. Memory and habit. Imprinting and following. Then comes the time to part with old habits, so new ones can arrive. And here is where Mars comes in handy. Through the winter a journey inward with the precise cutting edge of Mars combined with Saturn in Virgo can release people from attachment to fears and habits no longer needed as Jupiter leaves Sagittarius for Capricorn and the north node of the Moon leaves Pisces for Aquarius on December 19. Then Pluto leaves for Capricorn on January 27. All Saturn-Uranus leading up to the opposition in November, 2008, for those interested in keeping up with it.
And thus your freedom when it loses its fetters becomes itself the fetter of a greater freedom.

104 Comments:

Anonymous Joe said...

I wonder what's behind this interesting tidbit about the alleged Guardians of the Grail:

The absolution of the Knights Templar, long believed to be heretics, could be at hand.

6/10/07 4:38 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The thing won't load.

6/10/07 7:40 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Interesting Joe and about time. More to come i what i hear.

6/10/07 9:48 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Just in time for Pluto's exit. Still can't get it to load though.

6/10/07 10:03 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I got it!

6/10/07 10:06 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

JM i have been doing a bit of exploring with the nodes and thought i'd drop this here for you.

True node wobbles a bit, occasionally going direct then folding back on itself in the span of a few hours to a few days.

Some of us have nodes in this direct phase. (I included the shadow the direct through the retro and the shadow.) basically the degree and all the points back to it...

Here was the stunner, my node and my son's falls in this phase, my brother, my mother, her father. With the exception of my mother who probably just represses it these folk all share some common traits -sort of "outside time"

So i looked at some of the people that we know.

Kadimiros...

Kadimiros node phase was longest 9days. Maybe this is his wizard training ground?

Once i began to connect people to the direct node i could correctly pick them out. My best friend from High School...
Just fooling around but it always is fun to see a new and recognizable pattern.

6/10/07 10:07 PM  
Blogger jm said...

OMG. This is a big one. The direct motion has always been on my mind and I haven't gotten around to it yet.

This is absolutely fascinating. Kadimiros does talk about another time frame a lot, as you do.

When the Sun is in the same sign as the Moon the direct phase is 2 months or more. This is what I've been trying to get to.

Could it be that the past is present for those who have it direct?

6/10/07 10:17 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The whole thing. the wobble, the backward motion. All speak of time being omnipresent.

6/10/07 10:19 PM  
Blogger jm said...

OMG!! The first one I thought of to look up was my brother who is disconnected in ways. And yes, it's direct!

6/10/07 10:20 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

That everything forever site has a lot to say about the physics of this. David Bohm was speculating about telepathy and other abilities as a part of particle physics this pattern of enfolding and unfolding got me thinking....

6/10/07 10:21 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Well as you have so often pointed out patterns run in families, i don't know how many friends have said, "your family is so different." Of course i was clueless. I mean we seem normal to us!

6/10/07 10:23 PM  
Blogger jm said...

My sister too! And of course, M. That one I knew for sure. This is fascinating. That means my father and I were the only ones who were really there. No wonder.

6/10/07 10:23 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

What about m? His family was so different i seem to recall you saying.

6/10/07 10:25 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

How fun. You see it too!

6/10/07 10:26 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Jupiter meets uranus!

6/10/07 10:26 PM  
Blogger jm said...

"your family is so different." Of course i was clueless. I mean we seem normal to us!

Ha ha ha!!!! I think you ARE normal.

This is really really wonderful. I'm going to start thinking about it. My mind is expanding exponentially right now and a lot is coming in.

I bet my Aquarian telepath has it direct.

6/10/07 10:27 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Actually M was the misfit in the family. I don't know their birthdays so I can't look it up.

yes I DO see it. Exactly the minute you explained it. A sense and you're right. You can tell who is and who isn't. I knew I wasn't immediately.

6/10/07 10:29 PM  
Blogger jm said...

This is really really really fascinating. As artistic and dreamy as I am, I've always kind of been with it in real time. M was not. my brother who is extremely successful, is so far off you can't miss it. This is something I love it.

6/10/07 10:31 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Ah but the thing is WHO can understand us? Somebody very exceptional like you. The wobblies has already been taken, we'll have to come up with some other name.

6/10/07 10:33 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Add this. I've always felt completely different from my family. I thought it was my aristocratic nose which none of them have! But my father was with me all the time. I really wonder.

6/10/07 10:34 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

This makes me want to look at the nodal connections with others in synastry more carefully. Who connects between these polarities?

6/10/07 10:35 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Ha ha! The Wobblies is definitely taken.

Well, I think I understand it partly because the rest of the crazies in my family were out there. Maybe that's why everybody back then counted on me for direction. I had my whole family to deal with and learned the skills. All my HS friends told me later on that the parents counted on me to lead them and keep them safe. I never knew this until later.

6/10/07 10:37 PM  
Blogger jm said...

What a great idea on the synastry. It's back to the synapse I feel. A time warp. M also counted on me for direction.

6/10/07 10:38 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Well it probably has various ways of expressing itself...in my case i was the "oldest" of my family and often led my parents.My son is the same. For all our out-there we are very grounded and good in a crisis.

I remember Kadimiros saying similar.
So maybe we balance the energies of the ones we are around?

Another example of yin/yang

6/10/07 10:43 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Here's another angle. this could explain why my family is so concerned about my progress, while I'm not. I always feel like I'm progressing linearly and forwardly. I wonder if the direct motion makes for more of an urge to move in the world, since the forward motion is in the realm of imagination. The Moon. It crosses the Sun's path completely differently.

6/10/07 10:44 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

It will be fun to collect data. Be good to get Kad in on this conversation. Wonder what shakes out in his family.

6/10/07 10:45 PM  
Blogger jm said...

For all our out-there we are very grounded and good in a crisis.

This is interesting in itself. Crisis skills are another thing altogether. They are in another dimension I think. Very fast and creative.

6/10/07 10:47 PM  
Blogger jm said...

It does sound like his sister is retro, doesn't it? At least from his perception. In fact he does talk a lot about her "with it all" skills. On top of things. In charge.

6/10/07 10:49 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

since the forward motion is in the realm of imagination. The Moon. It crosses the Sun's path completely differently.

oooooo
now that is a good direction to ponder. I was thinking "outside time" because of the people in my family have some unusual memories of future/past that do not belong to "us" sort of like being able to look around a corner before and see the other side.

6/10/07 10:49 PM  
Blogger jm said...

OMG!!! I took Joe first. I thought direct. Yup. First day direct. This is a riot!

6/10/07 10:51 PM  
Blogger jm said...

sort of like being able to look around a corner before and see the other side.

A lot like that. Precognition. This is where your physicist and telepathy enter.

6/10/07 10:52 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

hmmm just realized that every person that i just listed in my family also has Galacitc Center planets and points so..grain of salt.

6/10/07 10:55 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Neith. I knew she was retro. And she is.

6/10/07 10:55 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Your family does seem exceptional.

6/10/07 10:57 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Now this question. Would the directees be slightly less independent needing help a little more in the conscious realm?

6/10/07 10:59 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Not sure what you mean by needing help in conscious realm.

This is the grandfather who was indentured and walked across america from Maine to Washington state. Ran away with just a pocket knife and the shirt on his back.

We tend to be independent and are usually the leaders of those around us. My grandfar was a union leader.

Maybe we are dreamers of what can be. We can see into the other realm. Them we use that in ways that is reflected in the rest of our chart. Some of us would need help grounding, depends of the rest of the pattern -??

6/10/07 11:07 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Union leader? Really? Yes, I think the far off vision would be the thing.

Then maybe the reverse is the case. the directees would be more independent, being on a different track.

6/10/07 11:14 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

If you don't mind my asking how did your NN connect to M's and his to yours? Perhaps this nodal interplay give us clues.

6/10/07 11:15 PM  
Blogger jm said...

If we look at the integration of solar and lunar through the nodes, then we almost have a more aggressive lunar thing going here.

6/10/07 11:16 PM  
Blogger jm said...

His NN was 8 Gemini, mine 10 Taurus. Where do we start?

6/10/07 11:19 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Maybe they just see things that could be and then find ways to bring them into being -with their own chart but also the nodal balance of their companions.

The fact that we can pick who carries the vibration means it is perceivable. Others will be attracted or repelled by this quality. Another layer for the nodes.
And what does this say about the south which is also slipping in and out of time?

6/10/07 11:19 PM  
Blogger jm said...

he seemed to guide me creatively and I led intellectually, even though he had the air node. He sought my mental patterning.

6/10/07 11:21 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Be good to talk with Joe too.
Joe's S/O is retro.

Be interesting if we can turn up a couple with two directs....

I do not have enough data.

6/10/07 11:24 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Omg, a mind full on the last comment.

Maybe they just see things that could be and then find ways to bring them into being -with their own chart but also the nodal balance of their companions.

The crux. He had Jupiter and Mars conjunct my NN and he was the path to my practical application of talent. I was so productive I can't believe it in retrospect. Even though my Gemini planets weren't exactly conjunct, we had a 25 year conversation that stayed fascinating until the last hours. I do believe in the nodal connections working phenomenally well.

And what does this say about the south which is also slipping in and out of time?

It just doesn't feel right at the south, even though it might be necessary for evolution. I don't know how the slippage would affect it. I had all my Sagittarius planets on his SN conjunct Saturn and it was a deeply unhappy place to be, never to be resolved. His Saturn drew me and he struggled with his religious body until the last hours.

6/10/07 11:29 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yes, I'd like to hear from two directs. Now I wonder if we usually draw the opposite. This is fascinating.

6/10/07 11:31 PM  
Blogger jm said...

What about your beloved? The main one!

6/10/07 11:32 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Haha! George Bush? That one's easy. Direct.

6/10/07 11:38 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

it was a deeply unhappy place to be, never to be resolved. His Saturn drew me and he struggled with his religious body until the last hours.

This says a lot, if we think of the South being what needs to be healed, eliminated for the good of all. A person who is bringing in something to integrate is likely also carrying the balance weight that must be jettisoned.
So looking at my south. It sits just inside my 7th so is conjunct my desc in leo and regulus.

I just got goosebumps as i have been spending a bit of time decoding the ragnarok or the twilight of the gods the prophesy of the end of this aeon. I have come to believe that Regulus' precession into Virgo (2012) is the Fire Giant that is describe in the myth. That breaks the bridge so the Aesir (time of duality) ends. It is chaos between religious groups not unlike now....

my thoughts were slipping sideways...

6/10/07 11:45 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The interesting thing is that everyone born with Sun conjunct the NN has it in the same degree because of the long station, half direct.

6/10/07 11:47 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

My beloved is retrograde. But here is the interesting thing. (birthtime uncomfirmed) our NN are pretty close and they form a cross. My asc on his NN His NN on my MC. there is definitely symmetry in this part.

6/10/07 11:49 PM  
Blogger jm said...

my thoughts were slipping sideways...

Right in keeping.

I can't imagine the chaos suddenly ending in 2012, but maybe a level of it. But I have some fascinating research into Virgo for tomorrow's post, so who knows.

Here's one tidbit. Pearl Harbor: NN at 18 Virgo.

6/10/07 11:51 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I do believe, though, that the chaos will be markedly resolved around the 2012 time as the transits indicate. More than we can see from here.

6/10/07 11:53 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Here's one tidbit. Pearl Harbor: NN at 18 Virgo

Holy Jm!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well now my Virgo moon has freaked!

6/10/07 11:56 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Very very interesting. The NN on the MC. He doesn't have to be physically present to affect this as you know, of course. That's where memory takes over and becomes present. There is so much energy in that part of your chart now, so he must be around. Sometimes leaving is the spur to go in the direction of our own destinies. NN at the MC is a beauty. Just wonderful.

6/10/07 11:57 PM  
Blogger jm said...

In fact, a NN on the MC would have the wisdom to get out of the way if that meant you achieving your goals. Pretty strong pull to help you.

6/10/07 11:58 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Tseka. My mind has truly been blown by this Jup-Uranus. Wait till you hear the rest. I spent the day thinking and researching. As a result of our initial investigation. This is fabulous and I am psyched. I know longer feel the same about Virgo, which was coming.

7/10/07 12:00 AM  
Blogger Tseka said...

The 2012 thing i think is just a marker for this precession.

But all things move toward a balance over time and i personally think we have been moving this way for a while. And that is what prompted me to post the physics site because i see that the zero point is the culmination that includes all. The prominence of the 29 and Zero point to this. Where is the boundary between 29 and zero?

7/10/07 12:01 AM  
Blogger jm said...

I felt we really hit it the other day on the 18 discussion. This ties in to 2012, the transits, and the mythology. I hope we can track it together. I've never quite synchronized like this, and just in the last days the information had been pouring in.

7/10/07 12:02 AM  
Blogger Tseka said...

well i cant wait to read what you've got.

Hey we make a pretty nice retro|direct. Even if i am just a day old (still sticky?) bun.

____

I've been night watching over Zamma, she seems to have settled some he wheezing has calmed so i'm gonna haul myself off to bed.

I wonder how old 22 is in cat years? The last coupla days have been very tough, still this girlie has grit and energy that defies all odds. We shall see what the dawn brings.

7/10/07 12:07 AM  
Blogger jm said...

But all things move toward a balance over time and i personally think we have been moving this way for a while.

I know this is so.

the zero point is the culmination that includes all. The prominence of the 29 and Zero point to this. Where is the boundary between 29 and zero?

This is my burning question. I think the direct and retro nodes can share experience and come close to knowing this. I still think it's a synapse including infinity, the boundary. There has to be a point where there is no boundary. Maybe that's what we are always looking for. And why I love the nodes so much. There is a secret within.
the Jupiter-Uranus is about stretching boundary so it's on the mind.

7/10/07 12:07 AM  
Blogger jm said...

I really think there is something big to this direct-retro information exchange. Absolutely wonderful. I can fully count on you to come up with exciting and new ideas. Incredible.

Good night to all of you wild creatures. Zamma will decide.

7/10/07 12:10 AM  
Blogger jm said...

And yes. You're now a direct day old sticky-bun.

7/10/07 12:21 AM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

"Kadimiros node phase was longest 9 days. Maybe this is his wizard training ground?"

Ha! So, on the ninth day, a few hours after I was born, it went direct again. My birth date numbers reduce to 9 when the digits are summed.

My sister has the moon's nodes in direct motion, as does my best friend. His Moon-Jupiter conjunction is over my natal north node.

"My beloved is retrograde. But here is the interesting thing. (birthtime uncomfirmed) our NN are pretty close and they form a cross"

There's something called the lunar standstill, which occurs when the Moon is at right angles to its nodes.

The Lunar Standstill Season

Lunar standstill

"2012"

All I know is that the next major solar maxima is predicted to begin around 2010-2012. The last solar maxima was in 2001 (but a different polarity). The next solar maxima is predicted to be the strongest since the historic maxima 50 years ago when the Northern Lights could be seen as far south as Mexico. Possibly "one of the most intense since record-keeping began almost 400 years ago", according to one solar physicist.

A lot of charged particles about, and earth's magnetic field will be more intense. I know this means that the earthworks and pyramids that stabilize the Earth will be highly active. Lots of glowing electric blue energies.

7/10/07 12:13 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

hej Kad!
Yep Lunar standstill is of a particular interest to me.

Not surprising about your sister or best friend there seems to be something recognizable.

7/10/07 1:39 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

To add to the research data:

George (W) Bush yes

Bill Clinton probably the shift was short within one day and probably began on his birthday.

George HW Bush again a cusp day like B Clinton's

Ronald Reagan No

Jimmy Carter No

Richard Nixon No

L B Johnson No

John Kennedy Yes
Robert Kennedy Yes

----
candidates

Hillary Clinton Yes
Chris Dodd Yes
Edwards No
Kucinch No
Obama Yes
Richardson Yes

Guiliani yes
Ron Paul Yes
Romney another cusp like ghw bush and b clinton.

For the rarity of this polarity we seem to have a significant number of yeses.

7/10/07 1:47 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Interesting. There are a lot of directs. I wonder why.

That's also interesting about the standstill being right angles, which I did not know. More on my disliked right, although I do like the idea of the standstill moon.

So now I'd like to know the connection of the direct with leadership. We should check out the USA's node.

That really is a lot of directs. Something here.

7/10/07 1:57 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Glowing electic blue energies.
Funny you should mention...
What do you know about this Kad?

Last night i witnessed something quite amazing, a small orb of electric blue light moving in a zigzag pattern, very briefly, above my (presumed to be dying) cat. Regulus the fixed star was shining in the window...almost a pulse of energy received....

What came next was astonishing. As if recharged Zamma who had been still and deep in stertorous breathing roused, she jumped off the bed and raced off. She is full of spunk this morning and seems to be moving back to health.
I'm dumbfounded.

Animals have always been my teachers about healing. Now something new - for me anyway.

If you can add to this i would be deeply appreciative.

7/10/07 2:11 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

A few people who have spent their lifetimes pondering time and timelessness;

Albert Einstein
Stephen Hawking
David Bohm

All Yes

7/10/07 3:05 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Well, the Moon governs mundane events. It seems like influential people have a lot of direct. I wonder if they broaden the perspective, maybe are more able to include the scope of history and other things in daily life.

7/10/07 3:14 PM  
Blogger jm said...

How about Gandhi and MLK?

7/10/07 3:15 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Also the fact that the Sun-Moon conjunction stays at the same degree with a lot of direct says something about the unification of solar and lunar. Could these direct people be incorporating more lunar?

7/10/07 3:17 PM  
Blogger jm said...

A lot of charged particles about, and earth's magnetic field will be more intense. I know this means that the earthworks and pyramids that stabilize the Earth will be highly active. Lots of glowing electric blue energies.

Sounds like Uranus is implicated here. Mars-Uranus especially.

7/10/07 3:19 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

If I'm right, this lunar standstill is also known as the Golden Year. The Moon, if marked rising in a certain place on Earth, takes 19 years to return to that place. I have a book on it that purports to link this to the Druids' calendar.
This is interesting.

7/10/07 4:23 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

"Last night i witnessed something quite amazing, a small orb of electric blue light moving in a zigzag pattern, very briefly, above my (presumed to be dying) cat. Regulus the fixed star was shining in the window...almost a pulse of energy received....
     "What came next was astonishing. As if recharged Zamma who had been still and deep in stertorous breathing roused, she jumped off the bed and raced off. She is full of spunk this morning and seems to be moving back to health."


I'm glad she's feeling good. :-) Life has its little surprises.

The close connection to physical healing makes sense. I think it is like prana or chi, perhaps closely related to the etheric. There are ebbs and flows because of the solar wind, too.

When we breathe physical air, we also take in vibrations of earth, water, fire, air and finer substances for our nourishment and healing. I once read a story about how sometimes feverish animals who seem on the verge of death are much better after a long healing sleep.

Sometimes when I'm physically or mentally tired, I think of the bountiful energy of stars streaming down. I particularly like the blue range, perhaps because my energy field naturally has a lot of deep blue in it.

I know that we, the Earth, and the solar system are connected to the cosmos. The cosmos can seem impersonal but it's an aware organism and we contribute to wholeness, and are reflections of it. The solar system is a cell in the body of the universe. It keeps breaking down and expanding. The universe is only one body among many.

The cosmos is personal, not impersonal. It is the kind of place where an individual cat's energy and purpose matter, contribute to keeping the whole thing together in ways we don't fully grasp.

7/10/07 7:15 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

The cosmos is personal, not impersonal. It is the kind of place where an individual cat's energy and purpose matter, contribute to keeping the whole thing together in ways we don't fully grasp.

Beautiful Kadimiros, this i believe.
A fine gift, thank you for these words.
They mirror of my own thoughts

I open my heart to the sky and also flow into the night sky, a path for healing when i'm tired, ill.

7/10/07 8:26 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

"They mirror of my own thoughts"

You're very welcome. Thank you for sharing of Zamma with us. :-)

7/10/07 8:37 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Are you ill, sticky bun? I had one of my horrible sick weeks last week until yesterday. Last night I only felt like throwing up once which is an improvement. After almost two thirds of a century on this planet I'm accepting being ill at ease many many moments. Aspirin is my remedy. Not as good as the night sky.

7/10/07 8:37 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

"If I'm right, this lunar standstill is also known as the Golden Year."

I think you're right about that, joe. Amazing how much the species must have known and forgot.

7/10/07 8:39 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Nope not ill JM but this has always been my preferred path to wellness. slip out of my body for a while.

I am sorry to hear that you have had this horrible crud that is going around. And very glad to hear you are on the mend.

I send kisses on the wind and a great soothe around you.

Do you know how dear you have become to me?

7/10/07 8:55 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Amazing how much the species must have known and forgot.

And is suddenly remembering, as if a wind is blowing on an ember that has been lying around for aeons.

7/10/07 8:57 PM  
Blogger jm said...

ooooh.

7/10/07 9:02 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I think forgetting is beautiful. It's release and creates the space, the longing for memory. There is some ecstasy in the memory coming back in. It's all a constant retrieving and releasing. Forgetting is pretty important to health and well-being.

7/10/07 9:13 PM  
Blogger jm said...

This medium is endlessly intriguing. Here we are jotting down thoughts as they come, anytime at all, alone or together, stream of consciousness. A collective journal.

I never was a diary keeping type of little girl, and journaling when it was all the rage passed me by, but this diary has sustained my interest.

7/10/07 9:24 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

Whew, I'm glad you're feeling better, too, jm. :-)

I had a bit of a cough during jury duty, but it was minor and went away after a few days. One of my friend's had a cold, so I forbade him to visit for a couple of days until I was off duty. :-)

My dreams have been intense lately, though. There seems to be a lot of preparation going on at some level, and a hint of more involvement with groups. Concern over scheduling, and perhaps a hint of emotional commitment, something golden and enduring being expressed.

I wonder if perhaps the next ten years will be different to the last ten, just as the last ten were different to the previous decade or so.

"I think forgetting is beautiful. It's release and creates the space, the longing for memory."

That reminds me: Did you read the excellent story about Clive Wearing in The New Yorker?

A brain infection had left him bereft of all biographical memory. He cannot remember anything new beyond a few moments. But two things remained, his ability to read and perform music, and his love for his wife.

"He no longer has any inner narrative; he is not leading a life in the sense that the rest of us do. And yet one has only to see him at the keyboard or with Deborah to feel that, at such times, he is himself again and wholly alive. It is not the remembrance of things past, the 'once' that Clive yearns for, or can ever achieve. It is the claiming, the filling, of the present, the now, and this is only possible when he is totally immersed in the successive moments of an act. It is the 'now' that bridges the abyss."

According to his wife, Deborah, "Clive's at-homeness in music and in his love for me are where he transcends amnesia and finds continuum--not the linear fusion of moment after moment, nor based on any framework of autobiographical information, but where Clive, and any of us, are finally, where we are who we are."

7/10/07 9:27 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

incredible story.

7/10/07 9:37 PM  
Blogger jm said...

My dreams have been intense lately, though. There seems to be a lot of preparation going on at some level, and a hint of more involvement with groups.

I feel this preparation too.

Uh-oh. Music.

He remembered language.

7/10/07 9:38 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

A friend once invited me to a lecture given by a spiritual teacher. The teacher told people that ball lightnings stitched up the planet's energy field. She seemed to regard them as entities. She produced a rock that she claimed materialized on her living room carpet, leaving a burn mark. She claimed that it was a piece of Stonehenge, delivered to make a ley line between here and there. When she placed it on the floor, she said we should notice a sweetness in the air. Sweetness, where's the sweetness, I wondered. The only thing I was sure of feeling was that I seemed to have floated way up to the ceiling, although I could still feel myself seated in the audience. At that point, she chided us. "I just wanted to encourage light meditation so that you can receive what I want to transmit. But some of you are going too high. You're going out of your bodies." Hmm, interesting, I thought.

7/10/07 10:23 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

So...I just read that Regulus, the "heart of the Lion" at 29 Leo is traditionally associated with the Archangel Raphael and all manner of healing. Seems like a good connection there.

7/10/07 10:41 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

Here is another thing I have experienced of blue healing glows.

During one summer break, I had been injured on face and arm; my wounds were stitched at the hospital. I had read anecdotes of the healing effects of certain shapes, so I decided to erect a frame pyramid of copper piping, and I slept under it.

In an out-of-body state, I was surprised by a marvelous display of blue lights swirling in a graceful vortex in the darkened room. I thought that it resembled a small galaxy of stars. My dreams were of blue glows adorning my clothes like cuff links or tie pins, or of blue electrical bolts swimming languidly through the air and into the body. Humorously, something about Superman and the Frankenstein monster being all charged up came to mind.

For quite some days, during hours when I was awake and going about my daily affairs, I could feel small sparks constantly leaping out of my skin. Nothing unusual occurred when I touched metal doorknobs. Most people didn't notice but one acquaintance, far more sensitive than I, commented on the invisible sparks leaping from me. I asked her what she knew about shapes and energy. She said she could see a network of buried earthworks, environmentally sound structures once meant to stabilize and transform excess energy, now long forgotten. Apparently, pyramids were also used for initiation, and sometimes teleportation.

7/10/07 10:46 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

For those who dislike right angles: :-) Presumably, a cone would be effective, too. In my college days, I read the biographies of Native American shamans, such as Black Elk, who had spirit journeys to other realms of consciousness; the mention of conical teepees intrigued me. I dreamed of trees rooting themselves in Sky just as much as in Earth, like dendritic neurons reaching for invisible lightning, the living planet communicating with the heavens, earth spirit rising, sky spirit descending.

7/10/07 10:51 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I love cones.

7/10/07 11:48 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Well the situation has complications. I'm compelled to live in a myriad of right angles. Everywhere I look a 90 degree lurks. I twirl up the staircase in an attempt to circularize the conditions but even there, the corners follow me. I look up, no escape.

But then why on earth must I sleep entirely encased by a right angle? I have to have my bed in the corner or I can't live properly. I always thought it was because of the window, but could I actually find comfort in the right angle after all?

I wonder how I'd fare in a yurt?

8/10/07 12:00 AM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

Sorcerors and sorceresses wear conical hats in illustrations. But I like chocolate ice cream cones, especially.

I've slept under the full Moon and stars, but not in a cone nor yurt. :-) Should be an interesting experiment.

Lying on the grassy ground, I can feel supported by the Earth in a way that I don't notice in a building. I recognize that the Earth is turning, and the clouds moving in the sky seem to reinforce the sense of motion. Support and motion together, an interesting combination.

8/10/07 12:13 AM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

"I twirl up the staircase in an attempt to circularize the conditions but even there, the corners follow me. I look up, no escape."

I really like round staircases. If I ever build my own house, I imagine it would have one.

I used to scare myself as a kid while riding a car by thinking about the sharp angles and rough edges of objects rushing past. :-) Too sensitive to shapes, perhaps.

8/10/07 12:31 AM  
Blogger jm said...

I like sugar cones as opposed to waffle cones.

Support and motion together, an interesting combination.

Very much so. There's actually an insecurity of its own in an enclosed building. Motion comforts. "Ol' Rocking Chair's Got Me". The other day in a moment of anxiety I found the whipping wind to be a comfort. Sometimes it irritates, sometimes it soothes. I felt like it was blowing my fear away, and I found that to be odd.

I used to scare myself as a kid while riding a car by thinking about the sharp angles and rough edges of objects rushing past. :-) Too sensitive to shapes, perhaps.

That is fascinating. What scares us is unique yet there are plenty of common ones too. I'm very curious about this sensitivity to shapes. The right angle doesn't seem to bother you, though. You are more reasonable than I.:-)

8/10/07 1:23 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Oh, btw. I didn't actually throw up, so I'm erasing the thought.

Delete complete.

8/10/07 3:50 AM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

"What scares us is unique yet there are plenty of common ones too. I'm very curious about this sensitivity to shapes."

When I do figure drawing from life, I touch with my eyes.

Many of the same neural structures are involved. The onrush of stimuli in a moving vehicle is faster than accustomed, and the body has a built-in expectation of increased risk of harm -- sort of like touching sandpaper gingerly as opposed to rubbing that rough surface quickly. Basically, I had to remind my body that I was not physically touching anything. I don't really have to react or protect myself.

The scope of identity is interesting. It seems to me that some people think that their selves stop at the tips of their fingers, or their skins. We think of our fingers as part of ourselves because we so clearly feel with them.

Sometimes I am aware of vibrations in space beyond the usual bodily parameters. I think it is enhanced when I'm around similarly sensitive people. Sometimes it seems that having a body could be likened to having a locus of attention.

"The right angle doesn't seem to bother you, though. You are more reasonable than I.:-)"

Probably I have more practice in withdrawing my attention. :-)

The right angle has different mental associations for me. I used it in drafting. It is often helpful in constructing other shapes; we do not have to construct a physical right angle from it.

I might have a tendency to move to a bird's eye view or inclusive view that contains multiple perspectives, like looking down on a map of streets, or around at a house from within and without.

The so-called square angles in my natal chart connect to Neptune, which in turn connects to factors and signs that lend themselves to creative construction.

8/10/07 9:00 AM  
Blogger m.p.k. said...

Lying on the grassy ground, I can feel supported by the Earth in a way that I don't notice in a building. I recognize that the Earth is turning, and the clouds moving in the sky seem to reinforce the sense of motion.

I felt this on my last backpacking trip, and it was so pronounced where I was up in the mountains to be disorienting because I'd been so long in the city. I often do a short meditation just before sleep to remind me that just above the roof the stars are out there, the planet is turning in space. I don't want to let the walls enclose me. As a result, I've been able to be comfortable in a much smaller space than I used to be. I feel an extending "locus of attention" as Kadimiros mentioned. I'm not "just in my apartment".

I soften the squares in my residences. I learned it from a casual interest in feng shui. Small crystals in the corners (not even visible, just cheap ones on the floor), hanging Guatemalan weavings, a hanging circular paper lamp. I use things to take attention away from the square, crystals to regulate the energy. Rugs positioned in diagonals, even the bed in a diagonal to the corners. You can see my drift. Basically, whatever works.

This reminds me of a time in college a group of friends hiked up into the mountains above Tucson in the evening. We started to perceive the city as a big circuit board, everyone moving in square angles, the city as a machine. We did not want to conform to its rhythm, we wanted something closer to the rhythm of nature. Then we heard coyotes howling in the nearby hills. Howling like banshees. They'd been here so much longer than the city. They were speaking to us of another order of being, I don't remember exactly the impression, but I wrote it down somewhere and someday I'll dig it out when I'm ready to start thinking about my book...

9/10/07 8:01 AM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

"I often do a short meditation just before sleep to remind me that just above the roof the stars are out there, the planet is turning in space."

Everything moving, solar system and galaxy, too. Movements part of other movements. I'm intrigued by the feeling. Somehow it gets me out of the "either/or" mode, then I feel more connected.

Earth spins in orbit, falling through space. Between darkness and light, find infinite grace.

"We did not want to conform to its rhythm, we wanted something closer to the rhythm of nature."

I was thinking recently about how funny it is that the flowers outlasted ancient civilizations with all their high technologies. ;-) Something jm had said about the 29th and 0th degrees.

9/10/07 9:32 AM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

"Rugs positioned in diagonals, even the bed in a diagonal to the corners. You can see my drift. Basically, whatever works."

My sister is an instinctive master of that kind of thing. She positions her chairs around the coffee table at seemingly casual angles that she selects by eye. It makes the space feel freer yet more orchestrated. She has a better eye for spatial composition than I do. She is always transforming her environment in some way, and has gradually taught herself how to design landcapes and interiors.

I'm sometimes intentional, sometimes haphazard. When I was studying painting, I used to set myself difficult compositions because I wanted to learn from them. It sometimes tried my teacher's patience, I suspect. But one time she declared that I'd broken a rule (putting something in the middle that divided the composition in half) -- and made it work. The liveliness of abstract brushstrokes, and the play of colors, light and dark changed everything.

9/10/07 9:47 AM  
Blogger jm said...

The diagonal. The bias. My favorite. I never tire of this one.

I soften the squares in my residences. I learned it from a casual interest in feng shui.

I know not anything about feng shui. I didn't realize they worked with this. Interesting.

I've often thought how amazing it is that we feel secure at all with the extensive spinning going on. We spin on our axis and in orbit. That's a lot of spinning. Probably the movement is our real security, the fact that we stay safely in a larger orbit. In a sense this is a machine to me as well. I've always wondered why humans are so afraid when they have this protection all around. This is one reason I love astrology as it maps the spinning and gives it character, makes a story, and personalizes outer space. Makes the movement a secure element.

We started to perceive the city as a big circuit board, everyone moving in square angles

I like the circuit borad vision. I've told kadimiros about my view of the orbits being gears in a larger system of circles, the whole universe being a system of turning gears. I've seen these within, too, when my head is in certain places. I've actually heard the sound of the gears turning. The hum of life.

I will be forever curious as to why humans prefer the right angle. Maybe as a balance to all the elliptical motion. So maybe the right angle is our ballast.

9/10/07 12:39 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The diagonal/bias in sewing is the weakest line, which reminds me of the weakness in the rocks.

When you cut fabric this way it's very difficult to sew, it stretches and moves constantly, but the end result is the most graceful, flowing drape you can get. It moves with the curves of the body wrapping intimately around every one, and creates a specific emotional sensation.

I've always been fascinated with the sewing of clothes, since it is about taking the right angle and making it curve around the body. You really get to know how mixed up the human body is, nothing symmetrical, or in identifiable shape. Our heads are vaguely round. Sewing for the home is simple since things are mostly in right angle.

9/10/07 1:08 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Well it does make sense. The right angle must have developed with agrarian civilization and launguage. The larger communities needed the order of squares and writing seems to require rectangular space for thought to be organized. Crops needed organization, too, with rows and spaces.

Maybe there is a rectangular grid that the human perceives and needs for survival. My problem with it is the sort of authoritarian feel I get. Tense. Rigid. But that must be part of the matrix we require, maybe because of group coordination, as we settled in communities and time became more important.

An artist's canvas is angular, but musical instruments aren't. The potter's wheel isn't. The weaver is all angular. The spinner is not.

Homes have rectangular windows, churches more roundness. Vison and the angle? Framing?

9/10/07 1:23 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The home? Right angles?

The Fourth house. The first right angle after birth and the Ascendant.
Aries. Cancer. Mars. Cancer.

Humphff.

10/10/07 3:26 AM  

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