Astrologically What Are the Current Energies Happening?
This blog post comes from a good friend of mine and even I would say she was one of my greatest teachers. She is describing an image she saw in a book by Carl Jung and as she is looking at the picture she is seeing it like an astrologer would and more importantly she is describing what is happening right now with current energies.
Right now the Eclipse energy and the Lions Gate energy, as well as Mercury Retrograde, is happening and in short, it is pushing all of us and having us look even deeper into ourselves. The shadow work is very important because we are now being pushed to polish the diamond even more and when it's all done you will be this bright shining light of a diamond.
Just more of our inner work... You are the final frontier...
(Sylvia Bogart) Jung had a picture of the cosmos in one of his books that depicted outer space filled with floating and propelling big rocks, asteroids, star constellations, planets, and their planetary symbolic ruler-ship symbols, in the Zodiac; The Ram, Bull, Twins, Crab, Lion, Virgin, Scales, Scorpion, Centaur, Goat, Water Bearer, and the Fishes going in opposite directions. All were fighting with their solar opposites in the midst of all of this "Final Frontier" background.
Ram was kicking the Scales, instead of trying to balance them out, and find a middle ground of compromise and compassion, or learn something about charm. The Scales were totally unmoved by any of it, perfectly happy to ignore anything that did not concern them and their interests of the moment, instead of actually noticing that the lessons of taking action and doing something, instead of waiting for it to happen to them, was passing them by, (or kicking them out for failure to engage, whichever the case may or may not be).
Bull was busy fighting the Scorpion, much like Michael and the Bull, in that movie with John Travolta "Michael" with no thought at all except to destroy and prove to the whole world just how powerful and strong he is, while Scorpion was trying to find a way into the soft tissues in order to sting Bull where it would hurt the most, both oblivious to the "knowing" of their own personal powers to build, transform, create, and do it with love, and will, transforming any negative into a positive.
The Twins were trying to "break" the Centaur by playing games with him instead of honoring his wisdom to teach and heal, and the Centaur, was trying to throw the Twins off his back in total frustration, aggravation, and basic humiliation, instead of utilizing his fine mind in order to negotiate with them, and bring it all together for the good of all mankind.
Crab was busy doing her one step forward, one step sideways, one step back, kind of dance, while digging
and planning the downfall of Goat, while Goat stomped around butting, biting, chewing, and trashing, just about anything that moved, trying to destroy Crab before she could do it to Goat. Instead of the two of them acknowledging one's capacity to lead only if it's base was secure, and doing the PR work needed to insure success for both of them, neither being anything at all without their solar opposite.
The Lion was roaring, and pawing, having a fit, at the Water Bearer, in anger and frustration, wanting to be watered with wisdom, and treated like a friend, while physically demanding to be served as a King. The Water Bearer calmly pouring the water on the Lion's head, instead of acknowledging that in each of them was the keys to heal whole groups of people with their combined power to lead, entertain, educate, soothe, invent ways of making changes, and getting others interested and involved, that were so desperately needed to survive, and flourish on this planet and beyond.
The Virgin was tangled up, way over her head, in the watery abbess of the Fishes domain, trying to figure out the details, while everything kept changing, in a kaleidoscope of hypnotic colors, so very confusing and luring, as the Fishes swam in opposite directions all around her, and in parallel to each other, while leading the Virgin deeper into a wild goose chase, as the Virgin became more and more agitated with the feeling that she was all alone in a strange world, where no one spoke, or even thought, in her language, and the Fishes became depressed, with something that started out as a game, and then they both got lost in the illusionary factors, so much so, that they could not find their way out of the very tangle, that was self-created, by both sides, this because of their refusal to communicate, be considerate with each other, try a little understanding, and share the wealth of knowledge, and resources they had between them, to heal and illuminate others, as well as each other, instead, in pride and confusion, they were making an Island in the sea, and of the land, by staying stagnant and limited, and it was going to be the death of them yet.
These, of course, are my take on the picture in Jung's book, and they are extreme, as they are meant to be. Only extreme explanations can get people's whole attention sometimes, however, this is exactly the kind's of effects I have been seeing on a daily basis with the people around me. Mars is prominent, and it rules the adrenal glands, and in the psyche aggressive, instinctual natures, firearms, knives, hand to hand combat, without thought, think "Rambo" in the body, it is iron. A deficiency of this vitamin in people who are predominantly "Arian" in nature can cause exactly these kinds of frustrating actions in people.
Saturn within the body rules the skeleton, bones, and any kind of disruption here can cause a catalyst of pain and aggravation as well as a whole lot of pain, sometimes you might check out exactly what you are surrounding yourself with, in your mouth for instance, metal can do all sorts of things to the nervous system that is literally wrapped around those bones, and this logically causes "short outs" resulting in things like Osteoarthritis in the system, and of course, along with this goes our patience.
Without the Sun in our lives, we are not getting the nourishment we need for the heart and soul to survive, much less thrive, without this vitamin D in our system we can feel as if there is no love or creativity in the world, and exactly what is the point in doing anything at all. In other words, we are what we think, feel, create, build, and believe we are. The work we are being called to do at this time, and within the range of these two Eclipses is to deal with the deficit's in our lives, not ignore them, or point our finger outwardly by blaming others, or a system on the choices we ourselves have made and supported up until now. The work or "Opus" as Jung so appropriately calls it, is the defensive, dark, depressive, barren regions, of Nature within ourselves, in order to release that "Solar Gold" that is a joyful vision of life and love.
We are here to balance, to deal with things as they come, to transmute ourselves, and to learn, that not one of us is an Island. It is not in the best of times that we learn and grows the most, but in the worst of times, when we are forced to go just one step further, in order to make the grade. The choice is ours, and it always has been. Why we would ever point our fingers outwardly and blame anything, or anyone, on the state of our lives, and the responsibility of our choices, is a real eye-opener, and a supremely personal acknowledgement of imminent defeat. Remember that when you point that finger out, there are three pointing back at you. Take care of your own business first and foremost. Leave what does not need doing alone. Conserve your energy when and where you can, you will need it sooner than late. Why waste it on conjecture, or violent oppositions?
About the Author
I am not sure what the "right" Sylvia would be simply because the Sylvia that I know is totally integrated in the center of her right side "Fairy Witch" self and her left side "Green Goblin" evil meanie twin, perhaps the terminology Medicine woman does apply in some aspect as does "head in the clouds" dreamer, writer, poet, herbalist, teacher, messenger, live time membership in the field of official "Seeker" of knowledge. Why? Because I want to know. When asked what I would have above all else knowledge is what I asked for and I was told that their greatest teachers had been sent but that they would not be in the capacity of so-called "normal" roles and I have found this to be true.