EYE ON THE SKY: WHAT IS THERE TO BE AFRAID OF?
Saturn is weak in transit this year and we will continue to write about it as it is important background noise that undermines our well-being. The good news is that we still have a strong Venus to counter it and in fact into May 19th, we have have a Venus/Jupiter opposition as they move toward a full aspect. This will at least give us some sense of well-being and expansion and Jupiter that is strong in the D-9 chart until May 16th so it is a good time for knowledge and wisdom and expansion on an inner level.
With the recent Easter Holiday last month, we are reminded of grace and optimism. The beauty of all these sacred holidays is a deep reminder that power-hungry psychopaths are not running the world, but that underlying it all, God is still running the show. Do we want to spoil our belief in the innate beauty of deeper family connections and love and forget who we really are or get mired in the media’s story that the world is a terrible place where we should fear to go out of our houses because the “bogey men” terrorists are going to blow us up? Yes there are really threats out there but what are you chances of dying that way and for those of you with a spiritual background, you know there is no such thing as death anyway. I am always reminded of the movie Groundhog Day where do we make a choice to wake up and do good things in our community or indulge in self-pity and bad habits?
If you turn off your TV and refuse to engage in heated debates about the end of the world and go for a walk in the woods, you might remember that the power of nature is stronger than ranting of the media monguls. Rejoice in the beauty of nature even during this winter with its chirping birds and gentle rains and even might skies. Look into the vastness of the night-time sky and you might remember the vastness and power of the almighty.
As Saturn moves retrograde in Sagittarius it is in the gandata or transition zone (Scorpio 27-Sag. 3) until Nov 2017, I suspect our irrational fearful mind is going to go into warp speed. We are going to have to make new choices. Do we buy into our irrational fears that the politicians are going to destroy our world or do we help others and enjoy the beauty of loving and caring for each other? Like Bill Murray in Ground Hog Day, do we learn to discover our spirituality and express our artistic beauty by sculpting ice statues or do we cower in fear watching CNN rant about the latest terrorist. We are here on this planet to discover deeper and more spiritual truths and become enlightened and awakened human beings not to become paralyzed in fear and confusion by a media that is owned by corporate obligarchy that wants to control your mind or to become addicted to the feeds on our cell phone.
Don’t let the media fool you. The world is a wonderful place. There are good people doing good things to help humanity everyday. Do not buy into the dread and confusion. The mind tends to amplify the few bad things that happening in our world and make them seem like they are 100 times worse than they are.
Our time on earth is short and precious and not to be spent cowering in our living room waiting for the Arab terrorists to blow us up or for global warming fry us to a crisp. Yes, these are real concerns and we owe a better world to our future family but do not lose the precious moments of “love” and sharing and artistic creation that are part of the present moment. The future will take care of itself. I think back to 2008-10 when the economy was blowing up it was very difficult but somehow, I am still here and God is taking care of me and all my fears have led to a lot of wonderful missed moments. I suspect whatever we fear going into 2019-20 as Saturn/Jupiter/Pluto and Ketu move toward conjunction in Sagittarius, that somehow, there is a plan to create a better world and we have nothing to fear.
Take every day to hug a loved one, enjoy a wonderful cooked dish and see beyond the doom and gloom. Yes, we have problems ahead but God has a plan, bigger and brighter than we can imagine. I will leave you with some lines of a closing poem I wrote about Saturn:
The purple dragon is guarding the gate.
His billowing flames
block the light —
and yet there are no flames.
Walk courageously through his mouth
into cool waterfalls of laughter.
You are safe.
You are forever safe
in the loving play of the universe.
like the hummingbird floating from comet to comet
rejoicing in the infinite supply of nectar
and dancing on air.
Laugh at Saturn, the great magician.
Demand to look up his sleeves.
Jump off the cliff into
REVISED CURRICULUM FOR SCHOOL OF KARMA CLASS–STARTING MAY 7
Have clarified and expanded the course curriculum on my new course starting on Sunday on Go to Meeting. Very rich combination of Western psychology and past karma analysis. Purpose: 1) To learn how to translate the complex symbols and relationships of Vedic astrology into deeper modern psychological and spiritual readings and insights and to understand the schools and lessons that the planets are teaching us.
2) To understanding the puppet strings that pull our psychology so that we can recognize and transcend them.
3) Understanding Past life influences so that we can move beyond them. and not repeat those patterns.
4) Learning remedial measure to deal with difficult karma on a practical level.
5) Developing awareness of our weakness and how we can do a better job.
See the Introductory Videotape for the course on You Tube at: https://youtu.be/v9_Swd6FPAg