What The *!@#$!* Is In The Air?!
by Scarlet Korvina
The original title of this blog was “Allies on The Road Home: Jupiter, Neptune, and yes, Saturn!” ….and then… the world blew a fuse… or to put it bluntly, some among us appear to have lost their shit and it just got crazy out there with an onslaught of back-to-back, violent atrocities urging this new title’s question to roll off everyone’s tongues!
And yes, I felt the shift, too. The impact really hit home for me the night of the new moon, this past Thursday 12/13, when Uranus was also stationing direct in Aries. Initially, I felt the familiar Uranian charge and exhilaration; his electrifying brilliance amping up my third house ruling communication, thought, and perception. All night I was a buzz of energy somewhere between chattering away on Facebook and scribbling a flood of ideas in a frenzy trying to keep up on the details! And then somewhere between 3 and 4 am, I heard a crash that sounded like a sonic boom; so loud it shook my bedroom windows. I felt a small nodule of dread lump up near my diaphragm. With a boom that loud, I didn’t have high hopes for anyone involved and as I heard the sirens soon come rushing to the corner of my street, it felt like a trigger had gone off that snapped my focus back to the other side of Uranian energy: shocking bolts of change, lightning, sudden accidents, jolts into clarity. Indeed, Uranus seemed to be making himself known. And paired with the God of war by way of being in Aries, the impact of metal on metal via our means of getting around (mars also = motion) made the incident seem like a hand delivered greeting card. With control, I managed to keep my submerged, foreboding fear at “uneasy.” And though I knew Uranus’s forward motion in Aries intensified by the new moon might jolt some people, I wasn’t prepared for the events that were soon to follow in the coming days!
Even within more personal areas of your lives, as Uranus gains forward momentum, many of you have noted feeling and witnessing evidence of a disruptive, agitated energy in the air. The Uranian energy to liberate us from what no longer works and make changes is building in aggression, impulsiveness, and impatience. It’s as if a live wire has been pulsating electric shock waves of fiery restlessness that manifests for some as an undercurrent beneath a seemingly placid surface that seems to say “I’m calm as long as you don’t fuck with me” and yet in others as UNHINGED, erratic, and often violent acting out. Those really fried by the voltage seem to be expressing an unleashed sense of entitled freedom to act on latent impulses or appear to have had more unconscious breaks in their awareness of traditional consequences raising the query about how this energy might further impact varying forms of mental dysfunction. Of course, by no means is this an attempt to neatly rationalize the horror of such acts but an effort to gain some understanding of our original “what the *!@#$!* is in the air?!” question and perhaps add a few more possible pieces to the puzzle as our hearts and psyches search for answers.
While I think I’ve certainly driven the point home about the Uranus-Pluto square and won’t belabor it here (please reference here if needed: “You Say You Want a Revolution” and “Clash of the Titans, the Saga Continues”, I think it should be noted that this dynamic is still in play! As the two celestials steadily head toward another exact degree-to-degree square this coming May 2013, heightening their strength once again, the stage of established world order continues to morph. I have no delusions that similar and worse devastation as those incidents that have recently caught our attention here at home have been happening in several other parts of the world for some time now. As power continues to be abused, the suffering of the innocent, weak, poor… or even the common man with no health insurance seems to be taking a death toll. And while the role our own government is playing in the dramatic power play for world leadership is continually being questioned, still others are using this Uranian energy to rebel and challenge; to rise up and recognize a collective identity independent of its elected leaders. Those who want to influence the direction of the tide and choose not to take all the chaos of change lying down are taking stands, speaking out, and demonstrating a readiness to fight if necessary ..sometimes with cryptic reminders such as “Anonymous is watching.”
Though Saturn’s transition into Scorpio seemed to initially be met with trepidation and dread, a number of you have confirmed feeling at ease with the energy or at the very least, experiencing nothing noteworthy. Up until now, it’s been the old adage “no news is good news.” But sure, Saturn, the quintessential ‘boogie man’ of the zodiac, paired with Scorpio, the sign noted for the debilitating power of its sting, coming at you makes a lack of fear seem irresponsible! Well, in many ways both perspectives are right. Serious, difficult, transition IS happening but unfolding so gradually that it can be easy to grow accustomed to the energy as ‘normal.’ Saturn speaking Pluto’s language in Scorpio and Pluto speaking Saturn’s language in Capricorn and making a harmonious sextile aspect between them to boot, appear to have the two working in tandem to tear down and slowly reconstruct anew in a way that feels less like the painful urgency of giving birth but more like the slow passing of a gall stone. Essentially, this is Saturn and Pluto playing nice! Still, though the transformational death-rebirth process of new world structures will not be fast or easy, the mutually receptive nature of these two agents of power and order suggests that whatever comes in to replace the outmoded has the potential to be built more soundly and stand the test of time.
Additional clues to revealing what shapes these world renovations will finally assume come through the benevolent offerings of Neptune and Chiron. Shifting our focus to a desire to feel in some way spiritually connected and blurring boundaries of separation to embrace the elevated awareness that we are all one, Neptune empowered in its natural sign of Pisces graciously tosses in a unifying sense of compassion to our ready-to-boil-over cosmic cauldron! Thankfully, some of the Uranus in Aries drive to assert one’s own ego needs has potential temperance and a path to healing should that temperance fail. On the flip side (and with planetary energies, there is almost always a flip side), taking up the plight of the downtrodden, motivated by our heightened empathy to the suffering of others, can be the very fuel driving our Uranian energy in Aries to fight! However, given the elusive and sometimes deceptive nature of Neptune, it might well be advisable that we get clear on our reasons for rebellion as Neptune can just as easily blur the lines between ego and altruism. Still, Chiron, the wounded healer, also in Pisces, gives us all a greater sense of our collective wounds and, through the discomfort of that awareness, a mission to find the path to heal. Along the way, our faith may be tested and the attainment of true healing and unification will be work to be sure, but Saturn again forming a gentle aspect to both Neptune and Chiron suggests the work will be worth it.
Already emerging from our collective commiseration are more messages promoting our personal responsibilities (Saturn) to practice a healthy love of self, love of others, and love of our planet/universe. I see people replacing attitudes and methodologies centered on competition and ‘survival of the fittest’ with ideas and practices promoting co-operation and mutual support. A collectivist attitude that recognizes the wounds of one affect the stability of all and an awareness that our time to accept a more global responsibility to the ensured welfare of every thing living on this planet is running out is taking hold. Regardless of where our progress is now, our struggles alone to reform healthcare are one reflection of this. But as power (Pluto) and authority (Saturn) are most often reflected in government and big business, an arena most impacted continues to be in our relationship with said entities. Some are working more in trade eliminating the need for currency altogether while others are supporting small businesses over larger corporations. Some are asserting efforts to keep business in local communities while self-producing in various forms of entertainment (i.e. writing, music, etc..) and working independently through the popularity of online markets such as Etsy seems to be an ever-increasing trend. Collectively, through our separate acts of courage to take back individual power in varying ways – but especially economically – we seem to be refuting an old system that taught us to outshine and conquer each other with a determination to embrace a new system that recognizes there is room for us all to shine ‘doing our thing’ and further infused with the implied validation that “if I did it, so can you!” Separatism appears to be wearing a new face that supports individual beauty in a way that strengthens the whole rather than destroys it.
As we plunge toward the year’s end and, more notable, the much anticipated ‘end-of-the-world-but-probably-far-more-likely-a-catalyst-to-a-dramactic-shift-in-spiritual-consciousness’ of 12/21/12, I think most of us can sense that our tensions and battles culminating into any new lasting structural order are still in their early stages. Many of you seem to share a common consensus that the events leading up to, during, and shortly after will only be the beginning of a new journey of evolution. And though it is still too early to determine with absolute certainty which way the masses will incline and thus determine our futures, we have ample reasons to stay vigilant in our optimism and persevere. What I know I can direct is my own effort and to that end what I can say personally is this:
I don’t have any desire to glorify killers or blame inanimate objects. I don’t want to perpetuate hate or intolerance or greed. I want to celebrate our ability to achieve but with responsibility to each other and our universe and NOT with such an insatiable hunger for power that drives us to simultaneously destroy or ignore the weak or suffering. I want to stay aware to where tragedy presents itself enough to know where and what to send whatever aid I can give but put my focus on raising awareness, supporting healing, and practicing accountability and love.
And it’s my strong guess that most people I know along with most people you know and they know and so on.. would emphatically feel more or less the same. And it’s my feeling that anyone from any path, “spiritual” or not, who carries these basic desires for the good of all in their heart walks with the task of being a warrior of the light in this time of uncertainty, trial, and grim desperation. In fact, many of us may even feel a subconscious sense of having been ‘conditioned’ by unfolding events of the past several years continuing to now; often, it seems, a conditioning that somehow set us on our current path that now enables us to utilize our unique talents to provide healing, joy, peace, and laughter. And it’s my assertion that as we continue to recognize that there is strength in numbers, that the power of one –especially now – can effectively shift consciousness and change the world, that this is a fight that effects us all, that we really and truly are one with one interconnected future ….and ACT according to this awareness, we have hope. And it’s with this love in my heart that I intend to greet the dawning of the new day.
“There Could Be Holy Fallout”
We are often in battle.
So often defending every side of the fort,
It may seem, all alone.
Sit down, my dear,
Take a few deep breaths,
Think about a loyal friend.
Where is your music,
Your pet, a brush?
Surely one who has lasted as long as you
Knows some avenue or place inside
That can give a sweet respite.
If you cannot slay your panic,
Then say within
As convincingly as you can,
“It is all God’s will!”
Now pick up your life again.
Let whatever is out there
Come charging in,
Laugh and spit into the air,
There could be holy fallout.
Throw those ladders like tiny match sticks
With “just” phantoms upon them
Who might be trying to scale your heart.
Your love has an eloquent tone.
The sky and I want to hear it!
If you still feel helpless
Give our battle cry again,
Has shouted it a myriad of times,
“It is all,
It is all the Beloved’s will!”
What is that luminous rain I see
All around you in the future
Sweeping in from the east plain?
It looks like, O it looks like
Filling your mouth and palms
*(Footnote: Just after I finished writing this article, a good friend posted a link exemplifying this exact spirit of collective compassion and desired healing. If you feel the pull to be a more dynamic contributor to spreading the light, this isn’t a bad place to start so I’m including the link here for your consideration, too. 26 acts of kindness? I think I can do that. J
Much love and abundant blessings, Scarlet xo)*
Scarlet Korvina will be presenting a workshop on Dec 27th, Herios Gamas: The Alchemical Marriage of Sun and Moon
*Please note each Blog is the unique expression of the Blogger and does not speak for The Green Man as an entity…but rather is one of the many diverse colours that make up our Green Man Tribe.