by Sally Cheyne McDonald
It does seem as if we are going down the stairs but don't look at that, look up, cause we are going up. Smashed here between three eclipses, a partial solar eclipse on June 1st in Gemini, a full moon eclipse on the 15th also in Gemini and now another partial solar eclipse in Cancer, close to the US Sun at 9 degrees Cancer, but not close enough for me. This eclipse does however fall on the US midpoint of Sun/Jupiter, perhaps the worst of possibilities will be held off for August. This eclipse, while not falling across the US at all, does fall close to transiting south node, the past is rising up, karma is written all over this eclipse.
It's interesting to me that since 1997/98 all the outer planets have been crossing over the South node of the US and since that time we have been reaping what we have sown in this country. I know we all say it wasn't us, but in large measure it has been us. We ignored the growing impact of big business for over 100 , we ignored the influence of the Federal Reserve and banking since 1913, years because they paid us. I don't think people can be blamed for trusting their government and big institutions, we were all busy with wars, raising kids, working, dealing with depressions, trying to carve something out of nothing as we came of age. Good things happened during those times and the good things for the people have been constantly chipped away through those years. Did we have too long a history of slavery, too culturalized (no such word, but I like it) toward serfdom during modern history's days, starting before the Greek civilizations? I don't know but world wide we have either turned a blind eye or let slavery and serfdom exist for ourselves and for others. I've always thought we made the holocaust important not because people were mowed down like ants, but because the entire world for whatever reasons stood up against all the injustice of it all. The common man and woman around the world felt proud and felt like they were bringing freedom and justice, no matter what the leaders were doing. But if you look around the world today you can see none of the injustice has stopped. There is still slavery and massive death of men, women and children, there is still serfdom, still injustice for mankind, still corruption and suffering for the masses and world wide we have been turning a blind eye, heaving a big sigh and saying "what can we do?" We just go on and the karma keeps going around from country to country. Even Mother Nature is starting to rebel; remember the 70's commercial, "it's not nice to fool Mother Nature." I always thought, even then, this is an omen and every now and then, she turns her wrath on this world. We are absolutely connected in every sense of the word to everyone else. Physics shows us that when we believe we are separate, photons separate from that. If we believe we are separate from the wealthy it's not in our sphere, if we believe we lead a poor and sad life, that is in our sphere because we have connected to it.
Einstein tried to explain this to us and said "we cannot solve a problem while we are in the same level of thinking that created the problem in the beginning."
This entire world is based on "us and them." Country against country, gender against gender, religion against religion, culture against culture, black and white, rich against poor, and the list goes on, it just depends whose side one is on. There is very little "live and let live." In small ways, with this eclipse in Cancer we can begin the process of moving in that direction, course I have Jupiter in Cancer in my tenth house, I have an ideology and vision of a global dream in that direction, you know prosperity and safety for all; all this other stuff has become ridiculous even insane by psychological standards. Wow, perhaps those are changing as well.
I'm trying to figure out what we fear, what do I fear. Is it the word change? Is it a fear that I will lose what little I have, is it the fear someone will kill me (we will die someday anyway) is it the fear that I will have to move (I dislike moving) is it the fear that someone will own me or my children or grandchildren, or is it simply the fear of the unknown and that I or we will not have any control over events? Mars has been in a square to Neptune activating the US Natal square which activates our insanity as a people, sadly it's our leaders we have to observe to see our collective insanity; in a few weeks Mars will trine to Neptune, some in society can shift the energy toward a more collegian attitude, we will have to wait to see if any of our leaders can or will do that in order to see how we are collectively doing. Part of the Mars/Neptune energy that covers the US is a belief that all of this is real, it isn't. None of what has happened in this New World of ours over the last couple of centuries have been real. We revere our “founding fathers” and yet they left out women, blacks, and tried to leave out the poor in their system of democracy believing only “land owners” could govern the country and move it forward, In other words, only the rich. The people were so desperate they bought it all hook line and sinker. How have we, the people changed? How have the rich also the people changed? However, I do want to point out the tendency to make believe in this country affects those who are wealthy in the same way it does the rest of the culture, only because of funds they are able to hang on to the illusion just a bit longer.
On Aug. 18, 2016 retrograde Mercury in the US chart goes direct at 20 degrees Aquarius and by the mid to late 2020’s we will be on a whole new path, changing and cleaning up in this country. Whatever we do starting now, whatever we try to sow in these years between now and 2016/17 when transiting Neptune will be on transiting nodes south node, we will begin to reap. Do you want more money at anyone’s expense, do you want a peaceful loving environment, even small things like a better relationship with your country, your family, your job, start thinking now about the seeds you need to sow what you want to reap. Be honest with yourselves and clear on your intentions. Einstein once said and it is painfully true.“ Remember Einstein’s quote “we cannot solve a problem while we are in the same level of thinking that created the problem” .
We have been given an opportunity to change through these eclipses, change our thinking and change our reality. I believe in us as a human race, I know what I want and don’t want to which I connect myself, and connections means you can connect through peace or anger but you are still connected, through violence or joy, prosperity or poverty you are still connected. What I am saying is get clear on what you do not want in your life on any level. Take love for an example and you want to be loving and positive, connect to those who are. Some people use love as a manipulation you may not want to associate with them but you are connected to them and you can send out empathy and acceptance of their misuse but don’t send out hate or disgust because that eventually disconnects you from what you want. It’s a process and a difficult one to do, but it can be done, you just don’t have to be someone who misuses the gifts you have.
It’s the baby boomers that are now unlocking the mysteries of the use of energy and how to make it work for others, as we move into our own wisdom we can guide the younger generation into the understanding of the universe. We are ushering in the age of Aquarius, that is our purpose.