Sunday, December 02, 2007

I See

Hindsight, foresight, insight, nearsight, farsight, the overview. Many views. But where to look? The eyes fuse but often focus inacurrately, having to peer through windows on their hosts' faces. All day they dart about searching, searching, searching for a destination. Yet they leap quickly to something else once they arrive. And if that weren't enough, a third eye was invented just in the case the original two missed something.
So what are the eyes for and is this focal problem an evolutionary adjustment?

Neptune influences vision and Uranus affects the electrical impulses in the body and sensory communication. The mutual reception between the two has been going on since 2003 and will continue until 2011, when Uranus enters Aries. The combination has been blowing some minds, frankly put, expanding some, and activating many. Because of the Neptunian position in Aquarius, there is evidence that the collective universal mind is being affected as well. The emotional body (Neptune) is communicating with the mental (Aquarius) quite successfully, overall, although in some quarters the balance could benefit from adjustment.
Here is an example of the phenomenon:
Friday night I attended a meeting of the Socrates Society in a public gathering room in a restaurant, and we were discussing the prospect of fitting into the mainstream. There was a young man next to the group involved in his computer unconnected to the philosophers. As it turns out, he was talking with his friends online the whole time and listening to the people in the room. The traditional discussion occurred alongside the innovative one; two disparate groups in the same place, but not physically. The standard telephone would have made this impossible and the young man didn't engage with the group in the usual sense. Still, verbal connection was established. I wonder how much the philosophical talk influenced the online one. Or vice-versa. Could this be cyberspace and the real world dating?


Neptune's vision is also associated with blindness, delusions, and other "inaccurate" perceptions. I surmise that the normal paths of sight are temporarily blinded intentionally by Neptune in order to develop new neural roadways and unorthodox ways of seeing things. Uranus has some interest in humanity's future, so the unclear picture of it now does seem to be the current result of the mutual reception, along with the customary delusions. Temporary blinding, with alternative ideas being generated. An emotional sensation accompanying ideas of progress. Recognition of new dimensions. An expansion of relationships into strange, some might say, "alien", territory. Both planets often travel the human psyche, so behavior can become interesting. And definitions of reality are being intensely questioned.
Next the North Node transits Aquarius, probably reducing the blind faith and over-emotionalism expressed around beliefs as the mutual reception gives way to a more empiric look at the universe, and the excited feelings of the watery/fiery Pisces-Sagittarius square diminish over the next couple of years. The view of the future is likely to return as Jupiter and Pluto transit Capricorn and concrete goals assume more importance with the added insight gained during the previous years.
Why do humans have the ability to conceptualize a future? Why do they peer into it so diligently? Maybe to learn how to enter it with no real control or inflexible expectation, and with Neptune continuing to operate his fantasy generator. All outcomes are natural.

A window, house on the Husdon River. Thomas Worthington Whittredge. 1863.
The Eye of Tree. Starr Ockenga

21 Comments:

Blogger chrispito said...

I have noticed that with some life experiences I don't want to look to the future at all, and with others I can't stop looking ahead.
I'm looking forward to more Capricorn. I caught myself trying to was the kitchen floor by hand without getting on my hands a knees. A Saturn in Virgo lesson, for sure.

I don't know why I find the idea of cyberworld and real world 'dating.' It just terrifies me, it's so weird, so foreign. I hope I overcome the fear as I'm sure that the two will meet sooner or later. Then again I try not to look too far into the future...and on and on my little mind goes.

3/12/07 3:52 PM  
Blogger chrispito said...

My keyboard seems to have a few keys loose

3/12/07 3:52 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I don't know why I find the idea of cyberworld and real world 'dating.' It just terrifies me, it's so weird, so foreign. I hope I overcome the fear as I'm sure that the two will meet sooner or later.

They already have. I had a meeting with a professional the other day and I got major information immediately that influenced my decisions and course of action. The art galleries have mixed the media in many interesting ways and the music now comes from computers at the openings, mixed with the live in some places. The confining of the music to the small space has actually opened up more room for people's expression. Music from big dominating speakers used to drown that out.
The window is always there, either as an escape, or an entrance, and it's probably permanent. For now. There are pros and cons, of course, but a marriage could be imminent in the Capricorn years. Cyberspace could use the grounding and the concrete world, the imagination.

I use computers in my music system. I've been dating for years.

3/12/07 4:34 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I have noticed that with some life experiences I don't want to look to the future at all, and with others I can't stop looking ahead.

Good point and illustrates my view that the eyes are complex organs not knowing where to focus. Most people are either near or farsighted, many eventually losing both, maybe as a way to look elsewhere .. away from the real world. Something is confused. Whatever directs the vision. Wonder where the source is.

3/12/07 4:42 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Another interesting part of relating in cyberspace is that people are missing the sensory clues they've relied on for so long, thus turning to extrasensory ones. Much like people used to do when communicating through letters, but the added factor of real time has changed things. So people are almost there. Or are they really there?

The lack of clues can work both ways, I think. It might be harder to get a full impression but it also wipes out a lot of prejudice. Whatever the result, it's forming new avenues of communication and probably building up the picture making facility of the brain which has been undermined by television.

3/12/07 4:48 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

hej Jm these last few posts have been some of your best.

Inspiring.

I wish my own brain were not so feeble at the moment so i could find words that express just how impressed i am. Glad that others have.

I especially liked the correlations of the speak-easy to our cyberworld complete with passwords. That post has stuck with me these last few days, musing...

3/12/07 7:06 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Tseka, so good to see you. Very good. Things are in suspension and I feel slightly out of touch so your words are a treat... the faceless entity I'm addressing. Funny when it lands in someone else's cells and makes sense!

You are so right about the passwords. I hadn't thought about that. A lot is coming in now so I'll try to organize my impressions and continue. And, of course, ever so anxious to hear the results of your musings. Very pleased about the speakeasy. I found that one interesting.

3/12/07 7:38 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I've been thinking about the changes I've experienced since being online with my astrology.

When I learned originally, it was quick and I soon had no need for the textbook analyses, wanting to get going to broader dimensions. I don't read charts much. One look and I go on from there. But when I got involved with the community, I did more chart analysis and detailed picking apart. Now I'm back to the overview but with added dimensions from my experience here. I can't say exactly how it's broadened, but it makes me think that collective engagement can work even if not participating in a traditional sense. Much to think about. I imagine that the practical interaction will become more and more clear as the Pisces factor fades and the Aquarius-Saturn-Uranus gets going fully. It could be quite productive. There does seem to be a chance that I can be part of the group and still remain fully identified with myself. Rather exciting to ponder. It's like learning a new job.

3/12/07 7:52 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

One look and I go on from there. But when I got involved with the community, I did more chart analysis and detailed picking apart. Now I'm back to the overview but with added dimensions from my experience here.

i understand this so very well. In homeopathy we reportorize symptoms - a chart if you will it is all by the book.

I left that system the moment i graduated. I see the pattern of illness and the pattern of similarity to the healing source. I just need a little bit of information to confirm. It is an odd way of doing, an i can show but others can't seem to follow. There are just other ways of learning and using information - which i can appreciate but feel cumbersome.

Thank god it is the result that counts.

I actually tried to post several times to that "outlaw business" as i had been reading other places some supporting articles i feel are interesting. But blogger would not let me post them. I recall that previously i had this same error message when i tried to post from this site. Agonist.org. funny, yet not. In the comments one person had posted an excerpt from Eccles the chairman of the Fed Reserve under FDR. His memoirs, he stated that the depression was caused by too rapid progress into an industrial age, consumerism without the support needed. In other words we had not built the infrastructure for the next step. And this is pretty much where we are now. He held that when the distance between rich and poor is too large a depression must result.

Well it seems pretty obvious that when accumulation of money is the end result is certainly does not create anything of value.

A second comment dealt with how the really advanced systems of technology have been systematically repressed for the benefit of our dinosaurs (the telcos etc) so once again we have the new technology ready to go the ideas ready to manufacture but the path we had begun forging in the 90's got deliberately undermined. You can only damn energy up so much then it has to rupture.

You and i have spoken quite a bit about how Art and Music brought us forward out of the depression. I am reading more about promotion of the arts everywhere...is this the ingredient that inspires the leap?
Can the internet be the catalyst?

These are some of the musings.

3/12/07 8:27 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I see the pattern of illness and the pattern of similarity to the healing source. I just need a little bit of information to confirm. It is an odd way of doing, an i can show but others can't seem to follow.

Exactly. So good to hear you speak of your work again. Others usually need it spelled and mapped out precisely. Something of someone else's to follow.

There are just other ways of learning and using information - which i can appreciate but feel cumbersome.

Exactly again. I parted ways with systematic learning all the way around. My piano playing is unique becuase of this. Occasionally I try again in the other way but it never works. I fear others will reject my work because of the lack of conformity, but I know I'm wrong. So silly of me.

Now on to the financial musings. there is a big connection to the times you mentioned. Let me gather my thought.

3/12/07 8:37 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I agree that the Industrial Age created dilemmas that the world wasn't ready for, but now it seems that we are moving into another age and maybe encountering the same lack of preparedness. Time will teach.

the path we had begun forging in the 90's got deliberately undermined. You can only damn energy up so much then it has to rupture.

Yes. Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn. The last time these factors were at work, Pluto was in Cancer and the idea of having the government care for the people emerged. From the Depression. That's what is so interesting now. The opposition to Capricorn where individual responsibility is the story. So the governmental machinations should become less horrific and overwhelming as people take things more into their own hands. I already feel it. I wonder if changes such as the Industrial revolution create these opportunities for collective growth eventually. The Age of technology perhaps heralding this change again.

The arts surge is happening everywhere. I have more to report on this. The Internet as the catalyst? Maybe so, as a symbol of the deeper alchemy.

I have yet to decide exactly where the Internet stands in the cultural revolution, but I do know that the young are important and you can't separate them from cyberworld.

3/12/07 8:49 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

I fear others will reject my work because of the lack of conformity, but I know I'm wrong. So silly of me

Not silly, but i have come to think that this fear of rejection is more a wondering if others can understand without some preamble. I have learned to wait for some things. When you are non-conforming that seems to be part and parcel.

3/12/07 8:50 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I read a very interesting article today on the loan business that is developing online directly among the people. The banks are nervous. All a part of the Uranus-Saturn-Pluto. I knew the financial ctructure would change with P in Cap, but I hadn't thought of this. It's like the speakeasy.

This story is fascinating. All legitimate and people are loaning money to one another at flexible rates suited to their needs.

3/12/07 8:53 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I have learned to wait for some things. When you are non-conforming that seems to be part and parcel.

Absolutely. Big thing with me. I'll wait as long as it takes. The preamble idea is worth thinking about. But with the Uranian times ahead, we might not need one. I feel like I'm a slow train stopping in many stations and eventually the scenery and snacks will be to my liking and there will be people on the platform ready to greet me. I trust the timing and I feel the changes coming.

3/12/07 8:57 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Not silly, but i have come to think that this fear of rejection is more a wondering if others can understand without some preamble.

You know, I think the fear is just a natural thing. Live with it, work with it, and let it exist. It will find balance.

3/12/07 9:00 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Maybe so, as a symbol of the deeper alchemy.

We have all been learning how to synthesize differently and rapidly.

The "realtime" aspect plays a large role as well as the "participation" of the parts which make the whole.

In the beginning the internet was very clearly a product of the users, every single one of them. They regulated content and netiquette. The rules were very, very few. It still is to large degree, tho we see a lot of regulation and manipulation attempting to form a desired result.

3/12/07 9:00 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The Agonist has a wonderful feel to it. Good people. Good approach to politics.

The rules were very, very few. It still is to large degree, tho we see a lot of regulation and manipulation attempting to form a desired result.

This is what I was watching. People automatically form systems and this one is creating itself from the bottom, so I was watching with intense interest. People policing themselves. Fascinates me. While the government loses its grip, the people are gaining theirs outside the system, and this is what my speakeasy post was about. How the alternative develops is the key. Can people really govern themselves? So I think the Net is becoming an important political experiment. And money is often not involved. highly innovative.

3/12/07 9:15 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I'm learning. I'm usually extremely laissez-faire about what people do, but I'm finding myself drawing lines and making rules for myself in terms of the interpersonal. How I communicate my boundaries is what's interesting. And how I protect them is even more revealing. It's fascinating that physical combat is impossible here and that in itself is unusal. Would the absence of the threat relax the collective and start to dig toward the trust?

3/12/07 9:20 PM  
Blogger jm said...

And the leadership issue. Who's in charge in cyberworld? Much more vague and behavioral guidelines are generally loose. As a result, I've noticed an ever so slight improvement over the years. Verifies my belief that left on their own, people will eventually find ways to cooperate. We could be learning how to control our own emotional pressures. Uranus will like that.

3/12/07 9:26 PM  
Blogger m.p.k. said...

When I learned originally, it was quick and I soon had no need for the textbook analyses, wanting to get going to broader dimensions. I don't read charts much. One look and I go on from there.

What a great gift you have! Thank you for sharing it with us jm.

4/12/07 2:46 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Mpk.
You're good medicine.

4/12/07 3:06 PM  

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