Monday, September 22, 2008

A Moment of Peace

Well if no one else wants it, I'll take it. The Sun is leaving its square to Pluto after invigorating the intense battle for leadership that reached a peak last week. Today it's going into balanced Libra and Mercury is just about to turn retrograde. Mars will be there a little while longer as well. Compromise on the bailout? Could be. The North Node, Neptune, and Chiron are together in Aquarius and I can't imagine the commoners being entirely neglected.
Pluto is direct but continues traveling through the 28th degree until the last day of Libra. The 29th comes just as the Sun enters Scorpio, the season of spooks and the crisis-filled end to the campaign season. Our next president will be elected shortly thereafter, so I'm taking the opportunity for a nice Libran breather, enjoying the autumn scent and the most beautiful light of the year.
My brother has four planets in Libra in the 4th house, including Neptune, and every home he's lived in has been a sanctuary of calm. Always soothing and spare. No matter what traumas prevail in his life, his home remains still and restful.
I have Mars and Neptune conjunct in Libra in the 6th, and you'd think I'd find peace on the job. Maybe I do but just haven't noticed. Mars can be like that. I am a musician and that does have a tendency to calm the restless spirit.
Anyway, it's a good time to enjoy companionship until the Aries full moon when a moment to yourself might be the peace you seek.
One thing begets another.

43 Comments:

OpenID ancareth-raven said...

I don't think I found much peace in my 5th house creativity with mercury and mars in libra there... I think it's the scorpio sun & pluto ganging up in there take the placidity right out of any libra influence... what remains is perhaps intense beauty and refinement of passion :)

interesting way of seeing it hmm... happy autumn equinox!

22/9/08 6:10 AM  
Anonymous Helena said...

JM, I left a comment for you today downstairs on the "Is the Crisis Waning?" thread.

Peace

Helena

22/9/08 11:13 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Scorpio gangsters!!

Well the compromise is underway and now we can merrily proceed to the next disaster. Life is kind.

On my way downstairs!

22/9/08 1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have always been soothing to me! Love this website. Not happy with another Mercury Retro. But my Mars and Ascendant is 20 and 21 degrees of Aquarius! and right now I live in my fantacy. You are always right on.

22/9/08 6:34 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

Candles!

I must light one.

22/9/08 7:39 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Anon, I've been trying to soothe myself forever. Maybe it's finally paying off! You're really getting it. I love Neptune and see no reason not to enjoy the fantasy.

Shards of fire!!!!! Light 'em up!

22/9/08 8:39 PM  
Anonymous Helena said...

JM, I thought I'd post this here from downstairs. Kind of fits with the Sun in Libra - and may appeal to your Mars/Neptune in Libra.

kadimiros,

This "flow of information between levels of consciousness" is very interesting. This and the story of the learning-disabled young girl. She knew intuitively what kind of music she needed to listen to.

I once wrote an article that touches on music, specific keys, which evidently facilitate the "flow of information between levels of consciousness. It's called the "tritone" or F, F sharp, and G. Here's the relevant passage from "Nada Brahma, the World is Sound: Music and the Landscape of Consciousness:"

"...the mysterious tritone, the 'diabolus in musica: the augmented fourth or diminished fifth, which is neither consonant nor clearly dissonant, and which in the microcosm produces exactly the same 'touch of freedom' as in music--for instance, in bebop. There, it is often felt as a 'jumping' fifth; and in the division of the cell nucleus, too, it has a 'jumping' function. The energy necessary for the jump comes from incoming photons which, as we shall see below, are the 'carriers of communication.' The 'blessing of the photons,' as Kruger put it, comes down 'pentecostally in large swarms mainly on the tonal region of the tritone,' on F, F sharp and G; and it does so particularly intensely briefly before mitosis (the cell division) when two identical nuclei with identical genetic information are formed. In this process, as in countless other microcosmic processes that Kruger has analyzed carefully, the 'flatted fifth' (as jazz musicians call it) still is what it was for the alchemists: the 'quinta essentia,' the quintessence. Being open to all sides, it is 'seesaw' and 'swing,' creating freedom and paths into new life."

In astrological terms, the tritone sounds a lot like Uranus.

A useful thing to do when you know you're having a significant transit coming up or to facilitate the expression of a planet's energy is to listen to the kind of music that carries the vibration of the planets in aspect.

22/9/08 8:39 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Helena I just read it downstairs and I'm fascinated. I have some questions in a mo.

22/9/08 8:59 PM  
Blogger jm said...

All my best laid mouse plans for stillness just went out the door. The last hour has been a classic frenzy! let me pull my fragmented parts together and talk about this since I'm a musician.

22/9/08 9:01 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

"neither consonant nor clearly dissonant, and which in the microcosm produces exactly the same 'touch of freedom' as in music"

Excellent! This is all very interesting. I know very little about music formally, so I'm all ears. :-)

22/9/08 9:06 PM  
Blogger JOLuna said...

Throw me off the bus (no don't)
-I love this site and read every inch of it, but I know nothing about nodes,etc. Yes, I know you gave a comprehensive explanation-but I am so behind that knowledge/times, can't catch up-turning 60 next month-YIKES. By now you (kinda) know me..I'm the "back in my day" kid. Confused about the BIG solution.Just want to "Be of Use" old Marge Piercy fan, I yam... get out there and find a community organizer on every block. One block/neighborhood at a time, find the homeless, find the homes-make a deal. I love Barak because he represents this hope/vison(to me). But I feel it's unrealistic to assign this problem to him. Truly I suggest find a place to gather, identify the needs in your block/neighborhood/town, etc. and make it WORK/PLAY/IMMAGINATE (as Madeline would say).
As I write this the weather has turned sharply cold and some mice are seeking shelter(in my house!)...comm org for mices? I'm not sure how to solve this "issue". But I'm serious about the other-in my day we connected via the bulletin boards..right now we don't have a wall to hang one on.* SOLAR WAVE.www.kachina.com Peace & Love ..ps.if you only knew what I just went through trying to make it to Cape Hatteras...DGMS...
*later on that.

22/9/08 9:12 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I am undecided as to whether the keys facilitate the flow or whether the flow is a constant and one taps in and out. I think there's a crossroads in the inner brain that keeps all levels of consciousness active and it could have something to do with the routes in and out of this center. I completely agree that Uranus involved.

Uranus is the higher mind supposedly but I'm reluctant to really call it that. Kadimiros would probably say that we are receiving from broader consciousness through the Uranian energy, incorporating it into "normal" thought patterns, but I think this goes on automatically.

Uranian minds are more attentive, I think, to the exchange.

Onward....

On the jump. I know exactly what you mean and I think it has something to do with the brain synapse. Maybe the crossroads in conscious levels occurs in every synapse. The empty space factor has always led me to believe this. No one can understand what it is.

But the connection to mitosis is beyond fascinating. How did he discover this?

I am intensely interested in the keys and their associations, particularly D. My theory of music is based entirely on intervals so the idea of the augmented 4th is something I have to think about. The suspended 4th(F) is my favorite interval but it resolves itself for me by going down to the E. This is fascinatin'. The augmented 4th is part of the whole diminished chord, one of my favorites. I can't play music without using it a lot.

The diminished with the all important tritone gives me an in-between place emotionally that is a profound relief yet fills me with expectation because it's unresolved. Therein the moment of freedom. It's a lot like the Uranian not-Hallmark-card emotion that I love, yet it needs the ordinary emotion to exist. So this could be he cross in levels of consciousness.

I'm very intrigued with the idea of a freedom spot. My question is .. I have transposed my whole keyboard from middle C down to A and that's where I live. What's there for me?

This is a start!

22/9/08 9:31 PM  
Blogger jm said...

"neither consonant nor clearly dissonant, and which in the microcosm produces exactly the same 'touch of freedom' as in music"

This is exactly where I am in my musical search which is why I stopped playing for awhile. So I could break free from the constraints of habit and fine the new space. It has to do entirly with this emotion thingy.

22/9/08 9:34 PM  
Blogger jm said...

love Barak because he represents this hope/vison(to me). But I feel it's unrealistic to assign this problem to him. Truly I suggest find a place to gather, identify the needs in your block/neighborhood/town, etc. and make it WORK/PLAY/IMMAGINATE (as Madeline would say).

HA HA HA!! I agree joluna. yes! He's busy now anyway!

22/9/08 9:36 PM  
Blogger jm said...

He's busy with our total collapse at the moment!!

22/9/08 9:37 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Furthermore... My thinking about the "quinta essentia" has to entertain the possibility that it exists not in one place, but in many. If it moves, that could be why we are constantly seeking it's freedom and finding it elusive. This would lead me to believe that maybe Neptune is involved too as the moving veil - the membrane- that undulates between levels of consciousness.

Then again, there are fixed laws of the universe so the augmented 4th could be the one. Maybe it stays fixed but is hidden at times. I do believe that some special key is in the 4th note.

22/9/08 9:50 PM  
Blogger chrispito said...

Ooooh! An Indian friend just sent me this link: In support of Obama...a very genuine, joyous Bollywood tribute to O.
I hope you guys love it as much as I did (I love Bollywood and believe this is a compliment~ mind you I don't know what they're singing...)
Hope you like it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA-451XMsuY

23/9/08 12:01 AM  
Blogger jm said...

HA HA HA HA HA!!!!! Oooooh hoooo!!

OMG!! That is HILARIOUS!!!! Barack singing in Hindi! The ladies in his mouth! Thanks so much for the laugh, chris. Maybe you have to be an Indian lover to appreciate it! I secretly watch Bollywood movies, the less than totally cheesy ones! Yeah, it's a compliment in the way only those kids can create.

GoBama!!!!! Om shanti!!!

23/9/08 12:53 AM  
Blogger chrispito said...

Heh heh! Glad you liked it! :)

23/9/08 8:29 AM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

"My thinking about the "quinta essentia" has to entertain the possibility that it exists not in one place, but in many. If it moves, that could be why we are constantly seeking it's freedom and finding it elusive."

Hmm...Are we talking about vibrations in a medium? That is an experience I had of the four elements.

But this does look scary.

23/9/08 12:51 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Darn! I was hoping archetypal transformation would be more fun.

Carrying to the next stage of metamorphosis this brings the power of dark energy which encompasses the majority of our universe into the channeling beyond death, into dreams, and into ritual meditation. In the dark, extreme metal of Quinta Essentia, moods evolve from an atmospheric, dark, and progressive sound to a more furious and menacing attack.

Perfect for the Doomers!

Are we talking about vibrations in a medium? That is an experience I had of the four elements.

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23/9/08 2:18 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

"?"

Well, I mentioned this one before. Seems that most people nowadays talk about them as if they were only psychological qualities. But I think they also move in space, detected through concentration on the major chakras in my brief foray into a nada meditation class during my college days.

Elemental Earth feels concentrated like a point of gravity.

Water feels like horizontal vibrations.

Fire feels like a smooth vertical column streaming up.

Air feels less dense than Fire, expands in all directions like the way physical gas expands in volume.

It's like a progression -- point, circle, column, sphere.

But that exhausts the options for three-dimensions.

I could not tell what was supposed to come after spherical expansion, unless it was just the experience of space -- like a medium for other vibrations? It should relate to the 5th major chakra, the energy center for sound and ether or akasha, so I'm told. One wonders how that relates to telepathy.

I have not heard these vibrational effects described in any detail, and I never explored it much further. It's one of those puzzling mysteries in life. Maybe it was only the way my particular brain chose to translate nonphysical experience into something I could consciously grasp, but the geometrically related progression was striking.

Well, maybe I should experiment some more one day!

23/9/08 5:46 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

"Perfect for the Doomers!"

Heh, my brother would have a lark with it.

Hmm, I just read that there are a lot of tritones in West Side Story.

For example, "Ma-ri-a, Ma-ri-a, Ma-ri-a." (Sound sample accompanies linked article.)

23/9/08 6:12 PM  
Anonymous Helena said...

This didn't appear the first time, so am trying again. Hope it's not a duplicate.

"I am undecided as to whether the keys facilitate the flow or whether the flow is a constant and one taps in and out."

Why either/or? Why not both?

Love the connection of photons with pentecost.

"But the connection to mitosis is beyond fascinating. How did he discover this?"

I'd like to know as well. The author of "Nada Brahma" who I quoted does not go into Kayser's* methodology. It sounds like Kayser observed the process of mitosis but that's only a guess. Photons travel at the speed of light...so that would require an electron microscope I think.

*Hans Kayser was the founder of the scientific study of harmonics.

23/9/08 7:40 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

"She knew intuitively what kind of music she needed to listen to."

Yes, probably a lot better than medication which might suppress her natural aptitudes and gifts.

A few days ago, I was thinking of refreshing my understanding of this area. Seems like a good time to do it. :-)

23/9/08 8:16 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

"Why either/or? Why not both?"

Hmm...I wonder if it could be a matter of perception, which way it seems.

23/9/08 8:18 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

"But the connection to mitosis is beyond fascinating. How did he discover this?"

I'm guessing that the photons temporarily add energy to the orbital electron shells of atoms. The atomic structures and electron shells relate to harmonic laws, as does music. The shifts in energy added and released might be revealed in spectrographs.

Hmm...but it should be possible to experiment with other forms of energy, like the subtle ones. Now, if we only had a mad scientist with a laboratory, muahahaha. :-)

23/9/08 8:30 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

Ah, reportedly, it's been done. "Dr. Rein decided to prove it by conducting experiments in which healers were able to change the absorption spectrum of DNA by either winding the coil tighter or unwinding it according to their intention."

Oh, well, nevermind.

23/9/08 8:35 PM  
Anonymous Helena said...

"I wonder if it could be a matter of perception, which way it seems."

If I understand you correctly, perception from different levels. Within the human form, as I understand it, the perception varies from chakra to chakra. So, in one of the lower chakras we may see the "keys as facilitating the flow", but in one of the higher chakras - I don't know which - the perception would be "the flow is a constant." Perhaps "one taps in and out" equates with moving back and forth between these states. This last strikes me as a Libran dynamic.

Hmmm, may be way off the mark, but it's fun to think about!

23/9/08 9:33 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Omg.

Hans Kayser was the founder of the scientific study of harmonics.

This is important. My theory of life is based on harmonics. I believe that all experience happens after reality when the harmonics reverberate and the real response occurs. We're too distracted in the moment to get the full experience. The truth, if you will, is in the harmonics.

In music, of course, it's everything. I can listen to a piece and respond but when it ends, I know even more. The harmonics I think lure us back to repeat experiences or push us away.

23/9/08 9:52 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I'm guessing that the photons temporarily add energy to the orbital electron shells of atoms. The atomic structures and electron shells relate to harmonic laws, as does music.

Getting closer. So a temporary increase in harmonics would be required for nuclear division and continuation of life?

Now, if we only had a mad scientist with a laboratory

I thought we did!

23/9/08 9:57 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The harmonics in music are kind of like an added orchestration.

Chakras! We have an expert in here on that subject. Oh never mind. He's fiddling in his lab.

That's an interesting thought about chakra levels and perception of the flow. Assuming that spiritual disciplines can help one control the participation in the constant flow, that would be associated with the higher chakras.

The lower ones would feel more left out of the continuum and therefore would perceive an outside agent as connecting them. Drugs, love, etc.

23/9/08 10:05 PM  
Blogger jm said...

It's complex. I find that music connects me to altered states of consciousness to an extent, but at the same time, brings me down from others. It's really weird. Then I find myself pursuing silence for alteration because music can become dictatorial, like reading. You have to follow what it says. This bothers me about most music I listen to. "Let me go!" I find myself exclaiming. So I've stopped listening. But still, the entrance to other realms beckons through music.

I think that's why I prefer dance music where I can loosen myself from the dictatorship and get free in movement.

23/9/08 10:12 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

"Hmmm, may be way off the mark, but it's fun to think about!"

Well, if we're speaking of chakras and psychology, maybe the chakras alternate in perspective. I've noticed that the odd-numbered chakras seem more individualistically or identity oriented in descriptions, and the even-numbered chakras seem more relational or merge dualities.

Well, the Sun is in Libra, so it must be the right time for Libran dynamics.

It could be one of those wacky paradoxical things.

Is ultimate reality unchanging? (This seems more Vedantist.)
Is change the only known constant and everything in process? (This seems more Buddhist.)

Cause and effect.
Free will.

Collective.
Individual.

God will provide.
God helps those who help themselves.

Earth is a school.
Life is a mystery.

Order.
Novelty.

Hey, maybe a Libran lesson is that we have more options if we don't lock ourselves into one side.

23/9/08 10:31 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

"We have an expert in here on that subject."

Ha ha, nothing close to being an expert. I've experimented a few times, and had a few spontaneous experiences. So I think there's something to it.

Although, I have met people who can interpret the conditions of chakras like you do astrological factors. I'm mainly just playing with symbols here.

23/9/08 10:41 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

"Assuming that spiritual disciplines can help one control the participation in the constant flow, that would be associated with the higher chakras. The lower ones would feel more left out of the continuum and therefore would perceive an outside agent as connecting them. Drugs, love, etc."

That makes sense, too. And, of course, they work in combination, so then it gets complicated, like astrological aspects.

23/9/08 10:44 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

"Then I find myself pursuing silence for alteration"

Music.
Silence.

Arousal.
Peace.

23/9/08 10:46 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Hey, maybe a Libran lesson is that we have more options if we don't lock ourselves into one side.

Very well put.

You are an expert if I say you are an expert!!!! I have the Saturn!

Complicated??? Astrological aspects?? Not the opposition. We've mastered that one together.

Music.
Silence.

Arousal.
Peace.


You are getting mucho Libran.

23/9/08 11:16 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Well, if we're speaking of chakras and psychology, maybe the chakras alternate in perspective. I've noticed that the odd-numbered chakras seem more individualistically or identity oriented in descriptions, and the even-numbered chakras seem more relational or merge dualities.

No wonder I've always preferred the odd numbers.

23/9/08 11:18 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

Libran? Moi?

Libra is the sign between

Scorpio
Virgo

Naughty
Nice

Decisions, decisions.

24/9/08 12:01 AM  
Blogger jm said...

That's Libra. In-between, Either, or, or both. I gave up on decisions in 1973.

24/9/08 12:17 AM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

No Libra here. Just us conjunctions!

Mars
Venus

etc. Uh-oh. I better stop before I get stuck!

24/9/08 7:11 AM  
Blogger jm said...

All the planets are in Libra now transiting your Libra house, Mr. Mars-Venus! Your 7th!!

And Don't get married just because a stellium is stuck in your partnership house! It's not for long.

24/9/08 2:06 PM  

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