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Making the Unconscious Conscious

May 31, 2013

Inadvertent success story: Man departs San Miguel island, CA; original inhabitants move back in

Inadvertent success story: Man departs San Miguel island, CA; original inhabitants move back in

We have about a month left of Jupiter in Gemini, while the clash among the ‘social planets’—giants Uranus, Neptune and Saturn—continues. Some of us have learned over the course of a generous Jovian tenure—June 11th, 2012—June 25th, 2013—that Jupiter bestows the gift of perspective/awareness on those ready for it. It allows us to bring to the surface of our conscious mind previously unconscious models we’ve been using to give meaning to our lives.

It hasn’t been easy. Human nature—at least Culture’s left hemisphere part of the mind—abhors chaos, can’t handle not knowing what the next step is; needs the security of control. Things in the Universe have been out of control: solar flares—ongoing—freezing conditions in Europe—continuing—and, just for entertainment, an occasional asteroid fly-by within 3.6million mile radius. As for personal emotions…the mind and the heart…don’t ask. Jupiter’s influence, usually auspicious, has had its mercy strained! In addition, we should all be hugely grateful to exit the two-year grip of a celestial Grand Cross, see back commentary for June 2010-12.

And, as we like to think sidereally here, since April 25th’s full (Scorpio) moon/lunar eclipse, there has been a surfeit of ‘death’ and transformational issues. Scorpio, ruled by Pluto, is about stripping away artifice, what’s false, corrupted and diseased, so healing will begin. And since the penumbral eclipse focused mainly on the cetacean population of the southern oceans, the rest of humanity was abandoned to sort out its own chaotic-upside-down nowhere-to-turn-but-inward lives. That about cover it?

Beneficial planets in trine NYC May 31, 2013 0233:55 a.m. EST

Beneficial planets in trine NYC May 31, 2013 0233:55 a.m. EST

Making the Unconscious Conscious
Following two years of restriction, hemmed in like fish in a glass tank with a vision of a world beyond our reach, the astral grip is loosening. Generous Jupiter, thanks to its massive abundant visionary self, comes crashing headlong into communications master Gemini*—the Outside World—which has held the Sun and Mercury in thrall for ten days—with more to come.
Chart for New York, New York, USA May 31, 2013; 02:33:55a.m.

*Gemini, celestial twin personality: loves to see both sides, to argue black is white; hate is love in disguise; emotion is tweakable, and everybody has a mirror side, which Gemini likes to question and reveal. Gemini represents communication via media sources, frequently dual/false information, a hyper- or over-stimulated argumentative approach to resolution of difficulties, highlighted in negative focus on world crises. But it also works to enrage or incite us to action, based on our desire for fairness and individual freedom. And Jupiter, with grace, brings emotional answers to those ‘cultural’ problems.

In world—media—terms, external/societal/television attention focus on genetically modified organism [GMO] food marches in key cities across the nation over Memorial Day weekend, finally allowed the American Earthfirst movement to join the rest of the world in a groundswell towards honesty in human nutrition. The media aspect is pure Gemini. The undercurrent of wellbeing, sharing information on organically-grown alternatives to poisoned food are the workings of trustful Jupiter. Where world media ‘vampires’ rob us, by appealing to our egos, Jupiter injects faith in outcome: one-on-one kindness on a human scale, seeing both sides of the picture, empathizing with the ‘other’, meshing heart and mind; moving forward without controlling. A tall order, but the way ahead for our race, nonetheless.

Mercury, the winged messenger, ruler of Gemini, still holds supreme mental reins until he moves, along with Venus out of Gemini and into Cancer in early June.

With the present lineup (May 31st, 2013, EST) Sun, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter conjunct in Gemini, all loving, spiritual, mental and physical forces are holding together to pull us through this portal of Babel. With the Moon and Neptune standing together in watery Pisces, it is likely the world Oceans are playing a major part in the transition. It feels like the last bastion of social togetherness—human heart—VENUS-and-mind-MERCURY holding out against the freezing-hard-heartedness of Saturn standing proud in deathly Scorpio, along with an equally frozen Uranus-Pluto square.

You are an infinitely powerful being, Chakra speak

You are an infinitely powerful being, Chakra speak

You are Divinely Guided and Deeply Loved

The greatest truth is that you are divinely guided through thisgreat journey called life by a higher Presence and purpose. You are just going to feel more successful, experience more love, become more abundant, have deeper peace, and feel more joy, bliss and freedom than ever before. Your life and your future is only going to get better and better and better! Accept this by taking a deep breath and inhale this information into your heart right now. Focus on feeling this expansive positive heart-felt future the first thing when you wake up each morning. Explore this sensation as reverently as you would care for your first new born child. This life is about learning how to let go of control…and letting in more gentleness and love. Just imagine that you inherited a magical pot of gold that is always pouring infinite great riches into your life every day
Mehal Rockefeller, M.D. Ph.D.

Let’s say for a moment, that this is it. The old ways have vanished or no longer work on demand. We are midway through a transition held open as a welcoming doorway by a sentient universe encouraging us to become more conscious beings: to forgive ourselves our mistakes—not constantly go back over them—but move on into flowing, un-controlling loving interaction among equals. It may sound lovely and pie-in-the-sky, but all it takes is to remember to start each day envisioning the change in one’s own life. And the more friends we share a trial run with, the more fun it becomes.

Back to the Garden

‘Success is achieved through excitement’
Walter Chrysler (1875-1940)

'You are a Child of the Universe, born of the Stars': Carl Sagan

‘You are a Child of the Universe, born of the Stars’,
Carl Sagan

Since this blog’s relocation from one (eastern) Ocean to another (western) shore, Ascension-consciousness has been forefront in conversation, on the internet, on people’s lips. Along with the concept of purity of water, its scarcity and preciousness, California has led the U.S. in growing uncontaminated/organic natural food, while pressing antediluvian legislation for honesty in labeling [non-GMO organic] food we eat:

Life is meant to be creative and full of joyful moments. If you don’t naturally make that happen for yourself, there are yoga-wellness and self-realization technique centers in abundance, particularly where the mighty state University of California’s subsidiary branches reach. The populace sways gently with the changing tide: the metaphor applies not only to the Ocean’s hold over pre-boom fishing communities, a logging industry ‘converted’ (by local pressure) to environmentalist practices; and increased tourism (which has fractured old communities before). Small successes include the San Miguel Island nature reserve, picture top, and active treesits halting work on huge arteries by transit companies, tree felling held at bay, in respect for the planet’s last remaining virgin redwood forests and migratory birds.*
*In accordance with the (US) Migratory Bird Act, Caltrans may not work within 100 feet of a tree cradling a nesting migratory bird (nuthatch).

Rider-Waite tarot card The Tower (1909)

Rider-Waite tarot card The Tower (1909)

Like the Sequoia, gardens flourish in coastal fog, growing food in abundance.

The prophecy foretells that enlightenment will rise from America, the ‘Babel of the West’.

‘…and breaking apart shall be the beginning of healing…’
Modoc prognostication

Jupiter, ever optimistic, will rejoin his night-sky companions at the end of June to stand for two years in watery home-family-loving Cancer. July then brings a great (watery) beneficial trine—especially for Scorpios, Cancerians and Pisceans. This summer flowering, ‘opening’, allowing-through of the subconscious into the our conscious being may be led by Nature, and those lucky individuals ruled by water. There certainly have been enough predictions: that our watery friends are ready to rescue us, to lead us from prosaic left-brain bottom-line value judgments—epitomized by Gemini—into a conscious embrace of friendship, gratitude and love for our fellow travelers.

‘There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and
 swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on 
to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart and will suffer
Know the river has its destination.
The elders say we must let
 go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes 
open and our heads above the water.
And I say, look around and see who is in there with you and celebrate’
Hopi Elder Prophecy, Oraibi, Arizona 2000

It’s really up to us.

The Siderealview is that we have been standing at the gate since well before 2012; and the Universe, sentient, reflective of us but infinitely more loving, guiding, parental, offers us a bridge between our thoughts and feelings, waits patiently for us to wake up, to allow our subconscious to filter through into our processing mind: to let heart and brain communicate, interact.

‘Why are you so afraid of the world? Fear of the world is really fear of Love’

~ Osho

It is time to let down the barriers to love. It’s not too scary to talk intimately with another fellow being. We do it on the internet all the time. Now it’s time for real players on the real stage.

With Jupiter to give us trust in outcome, regardless of feisty Geminids, we can do it. It’s what we all came here for.
@2013 Siderealview

Entering the Dream ~via the Crop Circle Portal~

July 11, 2011

Don’t Go Back to Sleep

Puerta de Hayu Marca-- Gate of the Gods-- in the Stone Forest, Puno, Titicaca, Peru

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.
Don’t go back to sleep, Rumi (1207-1273)

July is High Summer. Time to appreciate earthly gifts. This is brought into sharp focus if one has been through the wringer, as the human race has since early March this year.

So far 2011 has been no ordinary year. There have been revelations and revealings in the way Society conducts business and the Earth has moved for many — literally and metaphorically. Heads of world organizations have rolled and words like ‘transparency’ and ‘integrity’ have surfaced in political speeches and media news. Earth tremors, flash floods, famine and raging wildfires have contributed to more human anguish, but world charitable associations announce greater generosity of giving than ever before.

Becoming Star-wise

Milky Way: 'We are Stardust; we are golden and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden' Joni Mitchell 1969.
Milky Way composite photo 2011, courtesy APOD

More ephemeral than most: Sun crop motif, June 28th, at Allington, Devizes, Wiltshire, cut same day by the farmer,
photo courtesy Dion Steenbergen

Earlier, in the June crop circles, designs seemed to indicate a new twist to the cosmic tale — directing devotees to look heavenward — with planetary alignments reflected in the corn, along with solstitial renderings of meandering comets and other cosmic bodies, inner solar system orbits and a succession of surprise visitors from the void.

Crop circle at Allington (2), also June 28th, repeats a solar-orbiting theme

Two crop circles at Allington Devizes appeared to react to human intervention. After the first sun motif (Allington [1], above, June 28) was unceremoniously cut, another appeared in a neighboring field that same afternoon — at Allington [2], left.

Circlemakers are nothing if not persistent.

These celestial motifs served to bring to the notice of the less-observant croppie that much is changing in our Universe, with a lot of it being witnessed in our skies in this and coming months.

2010 launch: space shuttle Endeavor from Cape Canaveral to 185 miles, prolonged photo exposure by James Vernacotola

Even the less-aware city-dweller realized (via tv/internet) that there is more to last Friday’s final launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis than dollars. Atlantis docked last night at the International Space Station. ISS is becoming a reality: a means of global cooperation and understanding. It also signals our level of commitment to stepping off into Space.

Hubble images, the process of measuring comets, scanning distant stars, monitoring our own Sun — 3D and 360º — and other such esoteric descriptive metaphors have entered the language.

Instead of ‘street-wise’, we are becoming star-wise.

Then July changed the tune.

At Honey Street, a little south of the Wiltshire crop circle “hub”, Alton Barnes, a small crop glyph — like a body launching into orbit — had materialized overnight in a field outside the Barge Inn on June 26th. One week later, two more designs appeared: an apparently unfinished ‘sword’ motif in the same field; and another — coded script between two circular terminals of exquisitely-laid wheat — 100 yards south of the second formation. See my immediately previous blog and Youngbloodblog for details.

Honey Street July 4th unfinished Swords message: potential yet to be fulfilled

Swords, in Tarot interpretation, rule the unseen realm of air. Their symbolism deals with matters of the intangible: thought and mind. Many scholars also consider Swords to represent challenges or difficulties. But challenges which will be overcome — sliced through with scimitar-like precision.

Just as many schools of thought would recognize a challenge as an opportunity, Tarot Swords represent a window into the realm of intangibles — the imagination. Looking at the ‘unfinished’ crop circle at Honey Street laid out overnight July 4th, (Four of Swords), the Tarot interpretation suggests: ‘the card of solitude and the need to experience time apart from others to gather one’s thoughts and feelings before entering the fray.’ The calm before the storm.

There has certainly been a lot of fray. And it seems there will be more.

On the surface, the suit of Swords represents:

Five of Swords: formation completed July 6th; achievement, Phoenix-like at the tip of its touch

The Mind

Its often starkly-depicted imagery is used in some Tarot designs to indicate the intense importance of the Mind. Do not mess with the realm of Mind: it is serious business. Do not approach Mind lightly. It is one of the most powerful, incredible devices in the Universe.

In Tarot as well as in real life, the mind, although a wondrous tool if used rightly, can also hold potential for sinister mutilation of self and others.

Two days later, the Four of Swords formation was ‘completed’: became Five.

Five of Swords signifies something overwhelmingly more exposed: Open dishonor, sacrificing integrity in the face of public scrutiny and acting in self-interest, indulging in power-plays; experiencing defeat by some of the greatest challenges we face in this highly-competitive world.

It is not insignificant that over the July 4th weekend world attention was focused (in the US) on the commemoration of a 1776 event which ousted the British and (in Britain) on the scandal of international business dealings of a newspaper empire which were less than ethical and had American investors exiting in droves.

Milk Hill Celtic knot phase two July 8th, 2011: the infinite triangle; without beginning or end

By contrast, the following weekend, after the appearance of a double-phase (July 6th and 8th) Celtic Triskele at favored Milk Hill itself — a Trinity knot symbolizes perpetuity and faith in the infinite: a celebration of endless cycles of time, human ingenuity and beauty– world attention was focused on Prince William and Kate. Darlings of world media, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge completed a whirlwind tour of Canada, and arrived in southern California to be greeted by a stunned Hollywood (not easily stunned), going on to star as royal guests at a massive charity BAFTA black-tie Saturday night event on July 9th. The breezy and beautiful young couple’s arrival in the City of the Angels provided an exercise in human leveling: allowing the world to see glitz and glamor through a different set of eyes.

Triskele: Celtic Trinity knot symbolizing the power of the feminine, returning to balance after extreme acts in an opposite direction

Milk Hill is not only the world’s most desirable (crop-circle-decorated, eco-friendly) location, but it happens to be the highest point in Wiltshire, at 968ft. That makes it almost a mountain! Its undulating outline is also home to the Alton Barnes White Horse (c. 1812) carved in chalk and lovingly maintained by the Wiltshire Crop Circle Study Group.

During one single intervening week — between crop circle phases 1 & 2 Honey Street Swords Suite (July 4 & 6) and 1 & 2 Milk Hill Trinity Knot (July 6 & 8), a whole world changed.

Suddenly, instead of a sound-asleep Great British news public reading tabloid media which pandered to its so-called ‘hunger for grime and crime’, ethics, dignity and a sense of honorable balance stepped on to the stage and wiped one of the main players off the boards. Integrity followed as multi-million dollar advertizing contracts were cancelled with its media umbrella ownership, and some of earth’s Meek (the divine feminine; believers in truth, kindness and gentle ways) felt a little giddy as they came up for air in a new atmosphere.

The White Horse of Milk Hill might well be seen as the milk white charger bearing the archetypal knight-in-shining-armor to the rescue of Humanity. Or, in Electric-Universe-speak:

The Milk-white Avenging Angel —Plasma Universe-style — bringing a message from the Milky Way

The Celtic gods –alongside archetypes from other ancient cultures– were smiling on the human race for a brief glimpse in time and sending their support in crop circle language for their avid interpreters to spread the word.

The Peruvian Portal
The opening image of this blog post features an enigmatic doorway carved into volcanic rock in the Stone Forest — a unique area of petrified shapes: people, spirits, gods, cities in stone — 35km from Puno, Peru. The local people [los Indios], descendants of the Inca, believe it to be a star portal or stargate through which one may travel — at certain times — to experience immortality. The doorway measures precisely seven metres high and seven metres wide, with a central aperture in the lower doorway just 2m high. In 1996 a local mountain guide rediscovered the doorway after it had been lost to modern eyes for 1500 years. He was overcome by its presence. He said: “It was like a revelation from God…”

Golden disc: key of the gods of the Seven Rays -- opens the Peruvian portal

“I have dreamed of such a construction repeatedly over the years, but in the dream the path to the door was paved with pink marble, and with pink marble statues lining either side of the path. In the dream, I also saw that the smaller door was open and there was a brilliant blue light coming from what looked like a shimmering tunnel within.”
Jose Luis Delgado Mamani

Inca legend describes it as the ‘gateway to the Land of the gods’ and that their greatest heroes in earliest times were chosen to walk through the portal to join their gods in a life of immortality. That, when the Spanish conquistadores arrived and began looting the Inca empire, Aramu Muru—also written Amaru Meru—a shaman/priest of the Incan temple of the Seven Rays, secretly escaped with the sacred Inca golden disc — the ‘Key of the Gods of the Seven Rays’ — and hid in the mountains of Hayu Marca. When he came upon the Portal, watched by its sacred shaman-protectors, he offered them the Key. The golden disc opened the portal for him to walk through.

There is a small disc-shaped aperture at the side of the human-scale opening which is said to be where the key might be placed if it is ever rediscovered. The Inca portal legend concludes with the prophecy that the stargate will one day open to ‘many times larger than its actual size… and allow the gods to return in their “sun ships”…’

Inca sun ships… Wiltshire crop circles calling on the sacred imagery of the Celts, avenging swords, the essence of Tarot divination, suggesting the power of the Mind and Imagination…

We are capable of dreaming our own future… if we choose to wake up, invoke mastery, practise self-discipline, and ask help from Nature — the gentle energy of Mother Earth. She is, after all, our genetic archetype: the divine Feminine in all her guises, our parent in the bewildering vastness of the Cosmos.

“…(if we sell you our land), you must keep it apart and sacred, as a place where Man can go to taste the wind that is sweetened by the meadow flowers. The earth is our Mother. What befalls the Earth befalls all the sons of the earth”
Chief Seattle to the American Government, 1854

This euphoric glimpse into Dreamtime may not last. The bad guys might still find other devious ways to control the populace… But for a few brief days in early July, we woke up. There was a buzz on the internet, on Twitter and on Facebook, that maybe there is a Heaven after all. And… more encouraging…that maybe we’re still capable — in our Imagination’s Dreamtime — of getting there.
©2011 Marian Youngblood

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