EYE ON ASTROLOGY: LIFE IS LIKE GROUNDHOG DAY–Getting it Right.
Yesterday, I was reminded of one of my all time favorite movies, Bill Murray in Ground Hog Day. If you are not familiar with the movie, Bill Murray plays a weather man who goes to Pennsylvania every Feb. to see if the groundhog will see his shadow. Bill is boorish and rude and insults his staff and gets trapped in a nightmare where he cannot leave the town and everyday, wakes up at the same time to the same silly tune on the clock radio and has to relive the same day. Since he cannot die, he keeps making bad choices at first like overeating or driving a car off of a cliff, but as the movie goes on he takes up piano, saves peoples lives, becomes an incredible romantic and the whole town suddenly looks up to him as a model citizen.
The movie is like a seminar in learning to be kind, artistic, creative and a humanitarian. It becomes a metaphor for reincarnation and overcoming our negative qualities of selfishness, addiction, and rudeness.
When we have a poorly placed planet or afflicted planet in our chart, it is as if we had not learned the lessons of that school. If it is Jupiter, it may be around children, respect of Gurus, judgement or wisdom. When the planet goes weak in transit, it brings up lessons for that school. Are we going to do it differently this time? Are we going to bring out the higher values?
Rather than blame the planet, learn what lessons you did not master in the past and get it right this time. It’s like that wonderful Bill Murray movie, Groundhog Day. Get out of your nightmare by being kinder and help others and then you will not suffer. The planets just want us to get it right this time so we do not have to wake up in the same nightmare every morning.
We can change our karma through awareness, self-reflection, service, giving to charities and doing things to bring out the highest qualities of those planets. Our strong planets are gifts which we are here to share with others so be sure to use them. Our weak planets are the ones that we are here for and need our attention but they do not make our job easy. We tend to gravitate toward things we are good at to get praise rather than face potential failure at the things that we are not good at. If you are not good at relationships because your Venus is weak, then that is the planet to work on so go for the relationship seminars, the painting and the singing even if you may fall on your face. Like Bill Murray, after repeated efforts you will get it right.
I am putting together a class for Feb/March on Transforming your Karma and we will go through all the schools that the planets are putting on for us and how to work through the energies. Coming soon to our website.
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Note: Peoples charts and transits are very individual and we write general articles that maybe useful to all our readers. In reality, Vedic astrology is very much like reading very specific strands of DNA.
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