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There have been a lot of fairly strident posts on social media recently about the need for personal freedom, not being told what to do, being restricted etc. This was probably to be expected that these issues would surface as the situation continues. (see the end of the blog).

I am writing this at the end of week three in the UK lockdown.

We have government who is being vague, lying and deceitful. We have those working for the government directly as in spin-doctors, most of the UK media and interestingly, by agitated posts on social media, who are who are churning up fears, insecurities and paranoia.

‘Rules are for people who cannot trust themselves’ (HH Namkhai Norbu)
Rules are for people who cannot trust themselves to do ‘the right thing’.
Rules are for people who cannot be trusted to do ‘the right thing’.

‘Bondage is all in the mind.’ (Swami Muktananda)
Therefore freedom is all in the mind.

1. People believe they are being stripped of their rights and being controlled.
At the moment, yes, inasmuch as there are restrictions on travel and meeting in groups.
The flip side of this, given that we have a virulent contagion in the population, would be if we each took responsibility for ourselves and had compassion for the wellbeing of others, we would not be doing that anyway.

So maybe we aren’t being stripped of our rights, we are being asked to be fully responsible for our actions.

The appearance of being ‘controlled’ is because there are those in society who have to be given rules to behave responsibly. It is apparent, at the moment, that even with rules, that is not happening.

2. Liberty (Are the present restrictions setting a precedent for loss of liberty?)

This raises lots of questions? What do people think of as freedom?

For example….Is it being able to do what you want, when you want?
That sounds fine ……as long as self-responsibility comes with it.

In the present restrictions, consider the desire…. ‘I want to go and see my friend who lives 150 miles away!
…..with the knowledge that you might be taking the virus with you, or picking it up along the way.
…..with the knowledge that your friend’s health and those they are close to may therefore depend in you.
….. with the knowledge that if you have a car accident along the way, that you might get taken to A&E, using up valuable NHS time and resources.
….. with the knowledge that even though you might have had CV19, people have been shown to get re-infected.
….that you might bring the virus or another strain of the virus back with you…….. and then infect others.
So, one could argue that if you are prepared to take responsibility for all that and other unseen consequences, then why should you not go? Most people, thinking this through thoroughly, might opt for a WhatsApp call or a SKYPE session as safer and cheaper.

3. Freedom. (Are the present restrictions setting a precedent for loss of freedom?)

Those who think they have freedom tend to be those who have choices……..
-choice in where the live and being able to move somewhere else
– choice in where they sleep
– choice in what or when they eat
– choice to spend money or not
– choice in feeling safe and secure
-choice to do something or not

If you feel you don’t have freedom, you need to realise that you still have choices… and that you may have made choices in the past that might have restricted the freedoms you now value so much.

A vast percentage of the population of the planet have few, if any, choices. They therefore could be construed as having no freedom.

So when people shout …… “they are taking our freedoms away”.……what freedoms are those, exactly? Are they freedoms or are they options, choices?

So if someone is laying down the rules and asking you to follow………determine why and make sure that you are not kicking against what a responsible person should be doing anyway………………… make sure you are not kicking against something that is actually a privilege or choice afforded to a few.

4. Manipulation

If someone is laying down the rules to manipulate……then think it through.

If manipulation is involved, it means ‘a game is afoot’…. the infamous Drama Triangle/Karpman Triangle has been activated. (Psychological pattern interweaving, blame, victimhood and rescuing)

So, if you buy into the ‘we are the victims’, ‘they are the villains’……. then you have fallen for the ruse…..you are playing the game, you have been fooled into joining it.

The only way is ‘not to play’.

This doesn’t mean you don’t agree/disagree, but it means you don’t get involved.

By getting involved you automatically give your power away.

The more you play, the more power you give to the oppressor/manipulator/villain. It is a deadly game, but when you play it is endless, it is self-perpetuating.

You avoid playing by observing, not getting stoked up or angry, but by seeing it for what it is.

ogyenmenlasmall

The Astrology:

This was always going to be an interesting time…..astrologically lots of planetary cycles have been creating patterns, coinciding with a Pluto/ Saturn conjunction, aided by Jupiter – all in Capricorn. From Pluto’s ingress into Capricorn the scene was being set.

Pluto cycle is 247 years with a 42-year sub-pattern – 247 year ago was the USA war of Independence
Neptune cycle is 164-5 years with a 42-year sub-pattern – 165 years ago was the Crimean War
Uranus cycle is 84 years with a 42-year sub-pattern – 84 years ago saw the build up to WW2, far right parties and activities dominant
Chiron cycle is 49-50years – 50 years ago saw the UK join the EU, 100 years ago saw the Spanish Flu epidemic
Saturn cycle is 28 years – Balkan wars
Jupiter cycle is 11-12 years – 12 years ago saw the banking crisis 108 years ago saw the start of WW1

Saturn brings restrictions, limitations but deep teachings about freedom.
Pluto simply upends anything that does not have a basis in truth.
In Capricorn – the negative is manipulation, coercion, over-regulation – the positive is understanding of responsibility, duty, compassion.

As Saturn slowly moves into Aquarius, we need to learn the lessons of Capricorn:

In the end we can only change that which is in our power to change.
We cannot ‘fix’ that which is not ours to fix.
Care for ourselves, each other, our families and expand that into the area where we live, if possible.
Taking responsibility for our own actions…is an act of love., not just for ourselves, but for others too.

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I don’t blog regularly as I seldom think have something to say! Being, amongst other things, an astrologer I am acutely aware of patterns and cycles of time.

The Chinese Proverb ‘may you live in interesting times’ has come home to roost for all of us.

Only 28 years ago the world wide web use was begun, and what a 28 years since then. 28 years is a Saturn cycle. In humans it marks maturity and the beginning of a period of reassessment of the past and movement into the future. Technology took us into the Age of Aquarius with its potential freedom (Uranus) and the attendant responsibilities (Saturn).

Today the crazy (Neptune), dictatorial politics, is shown in the polarity of Aquarius (Leo) at its worst (May, Trump etc) showing the battle between unbalanced egos with a lot of power (Pluto) and the needs of the humanity.

I look at the UK that used to be the envy of the world with its gentlemanly police force, its excellent, free NHS, its broad educational system (a bit polarised, true…but it was education, not indoctrination)…and what do I see now….something that has been trashed beyond recognition…..so that rich people can get richer, companies can pay bigger dividends ….all on the back of conformity, poorer people, wrecked environment, art and music ignored, disregard for the disabled, elderly and sick.

Alice Bailey said in her works of the early 20th century, that glamour would be the problem in the future – that is, the proper meaning of the word glamour.
“Things looking like what they are not and people getting caught up in it all, buying into the hype and losing who and what they really are in the process”.

How do we get back from this? Short of a revolution, I have no idea.
Students in my day (ahem😉) were a revolting lot……demonstrations here there and everywhere……… not wanting to fit in…….politicians worked mostly for the greater good, with a few exceptions……

It all changed in the 1980s.

Here in 2019 we are a Uranus cycle (84 years) away from a repeat of the energies that led to WW2, which would suggest we have 4 years to sort ourselves out.

The racism may have always been there under the surface, but it seems now it is OK to show it and worst of all, flaunt it. Focus is once again on people now considered ‘the other’ – in the UK this is the Windrush generation, Gurkhas etc. These are people who have lived here and served this country well, now being shown the door.

Is this the glory days of empire that some people are desirous of? Britannia ruled the waves…….maybe, but nearly every current conflict has our ‘glorious empire’ and its haughty, patriarchal decisions at its root. Is that really something to be proud of? Do we want to ‘go back’ there? Neptune, delusions and glamour, for sure……….

History is there to show us consequences, to show us patterns……we ignore history at our peril – personally and collectively.

At the moment most western governments are leading their people headlong into repetitions of the worst, destructive kind. Current media squashes the rebels and the truthsayers, so the populace senses it has no choice………… 4 years…………. 4 years……. There is time!

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The solstice this December heralds the new moon at 0 degrees Capricorn on the 22nd at 0136 GMT/UT.
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Most planets in this chart are below the horizon confirming the ongoing, unseen shifts in the collective unconscious. Anchored by no less than five planets in Capricorn (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Pluto and Venus) maybe this marks the true beginning of people starting to speak out against institutions that seek to control and inhibit. There is still shyness and reticence there but Pluto continues to lurk near the Sun-placements of many countries (1st January constitutions at 11 degrees Capricorn) suggesting its work continues to up-end and transform those who refuse, deny or are slow to transform.

Saturn at the anaretic degree(29) in Scorpio hints at continuing worry and dithering which new foundations should be put in place and which truths should be quashed or smothered from the view of the majority.

Mars in Aquarius hold out for freedom and truth for all but also reflects the need to fight to get it.

Neptune and Chiron in Pisces continue their dance of ‘smoke and mirrors’ and the need to see past what our attention is deliberately being drawn away from.
Jupiter – the only planet above the horizon, is in Leo, so shows that leadership is there but it might show how things should not be done rather that give a blazingly good example for all to follow.

Finally the Ascendant in Libra, Descendant in Aries conjunct Uranus, the esoteric ruler of Libra. Here comes the revolution! Libra cannot help but upset the status quo to help a new balance to emerge. Uranus in Aries will provide the energy and drive without the fear of what needs to be destroyed to protect the inner sense of cosmic order that Libra represents! You have been warned……….

“’We stand between the candle and the star, between the darkness and the light.’ You say the words, but your hearts are empty, your ears closed to the truth. You stand for nothing but your own petty interests. ‘Problems of others are not our concern.’ I do not blame you for standing silent in your shame. You, who knew what was coming, but refused to take up the burden of this war. If the warrior caste will not fight, then the rest of us will!” Delenn, Babylon 5

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“Stand to face the light of the atomic blast of Pluto through the New Moon in Capricorn on New Year’s Day 2014.

To the ‘mud peoples’ and those who came from the stars as protectors of this planet…… now the time has come to shield each other and protect the Earth from those whose blind greed and callous disregard would seek to subjugate and destroy.

Know who you are…. Know each other. Create lines of communication and energy between you like a web of light and dark to balance and hold both personal and collective energies.

Remember that idealism without a dose of realism is an empty dream.

Seek out where you can make a difference without becoming a victim or a rescuer as these two both require someone to blame………remember too that people are just people, being human!

Time your actions carefully to make the maximum use of the energy and resources available.

Fix your own back yard. It is always easier to see the faults in someone else’s, judge what the resolution would be and fret when nothing appears to be done.

Above all, don’t sit idly by when your neighbourhood and its people are under threat or being manipulated. Even a tiny step, a wise world or a small, but appropriate action, can be the start of something big!”

GreyDragon

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We are now approaching the winter solstice 2013. This is one of two times each year when the astronomical position of the Sun, seen from the Earth, seems to ‘stand still’ for about 3 days.

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The solstice is only ten days before the New Year and will certainly give us a chance to take a breath from the rapid changes in 2013 before we hit 2014.

Listening to various economists over the last few weeks the bright, growing outlook that we are being told we have, it looks like a bit of Christmas wrapping paper around an empty box of chocolates.

Many western countries and the EU have their ‘birthdate’ set at the 1st January . This gives many important institutions with a natal Sun position of 10 degrees Capricorn. We find ourselves now with the transit or actual position of Pluto also at 10 degrees Capricorn. Pluto tends to make 3 ‘passes’ when it creates a transit with another planet or placement. This first pass of Pluto was in the last few weeks of January and the first 3 weeks of February in 2013. The second pass was during June and the first two weeks of July 2013, so we are now in the third pass. This is ‘last chance saloon’ for the fundamental changes that governments and financial institutions know they should make to sort out the banking mess that was created at the same time that Pluto entered Capricorn in 2008. Will they? With just under three weeks to go to the solstice, when Pluto also begins to move away from its 10 degree Capricorn placement for the last time, it all looks very doubtful to both the short and long-term.

It is very much the ‘same old, same old’.

The astrological chart for the Winter Solstice 2013 creates food for thought as we have an interesting pattern. There is a Grand Cross in the chart –linking the four signs, Cancer, Capricorn, Libra and Aries. The Cancer/Capricorn arm links the planet Jupiter with Pluto. This suggests the need for domestic security and growth (Jupiter) does not balance with the changes (Pluto) that are inevitable at some point in the future. (The Pluto changes have not been actioned at the appropriate times and will remain as an inevitable transformation at some point in the future). The Aries/Libra arm links Uranus with Mars. This creates an unpredictable (Uranus in Aries) and belligerent (Mars In Libra) combination where selfishness rules. The positive thing about this Grand Cross combination is that it does help to create action, but whether that action is considered is another matter.

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So have a rest over the solstice and then get out your earplugs to block the bullshit from politicians; keep some cash stashed in case the banks go under; think about growing your own food (even ‘sprouting’ seeds if you don’t have a garden); don’t believe the rubbish printed in the press or listen to the manipulation by other media.

Look after those you love!

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