When someone is triggered by astrological insights, and enthusiasms, I wonder if there is something in their chart indicating this? (I scroll through the menu of my mind: what aspect indicates a skeptic (Mercury in an earth sign in the house everyday affairs?) I’ve been thinking a lot lately, in a global sense, a transpersonal sense about who I am in relationship to the larger magnetic, interplanetary influence (my Mercury is in Pisces). Well, ever since I was gifted a smartly designed 2017 astrological outlook course. I absorbed it in the way that I do when I like something…by engulfing and osmosis. Engulfing daily information and dreaming later to sort out the knooks and crannies. I like astrology because it reminds me of a camera, and I like cameras because they remind me of perspective. The astrological lens yields something big enough to remind me that a large part of us is ‘under influence.’
This is about astrology and its’ not, because I know that it’s not just astrology that lends a hand to faith. But faith been dealt a bad rap. Too many connotations, to many associations this word: faith. I know there are many ways to remember that we are part of something that we do not always control. Astrology is just one that I really like….and reading Carl Jung.
This week, in conversation with friend, he says, “I don’t like fate….that’s for people who lived a long time ago…we all know about free will now.” And if the mind believes it knows….we all are saved? That turns me off: overreliance on our mind/thinking to dictate our lives. The compulsion, obsession to know! That turns me off more than simple displeasure, it dehydrates my soul.
When did we become so damn human mind-centered? When did we fixate so heavily on the myth that we are in control and we know how to steer our ship at all times without any help from some guidance larger than ourselves. When did we lose faith in the mystery? Someone get my soul a glass of water.
Funny thing, as paradox can be… I’ve got a drive to research this, look in with my mind to try to perceive, to label it….to channel thoughts like: “we are in a dark time” “we’ve forgot about the Mother”…”life manifests and thrives only through love and attention..so how can we be different?” “We’re held too – by the universe, the harmonies, the planets…the presence.”
Astrology? I’ll take it – and I’ll take a huge helping of the others mysteries too. Perceptions between awake and asleep, the ‘hunches we just have’, divination, supernatural sighting, communication from the guides. And I’ll carry a flag into the desert that says: I don’t know, and I like it.
Allison for the PGM