During periodical cicada season in the forest, there are dead shells in piles underneath the trees, and also the deafening drone. Cicadas develop underground sucking juices from plant roots until after 13 or 17 years, when they emerge, climb onto nearby trees and molt into winged adults.
Male cicadas sing (species specific) courtship songs by vibrating membranes on the underside of the first abdominal segment.
When a friend once told me I had an ‘easy chart’, I was not amused. She should have looked further – what an insult !
A different friend said I needed to ‘defy the chart’, as if I could make my brown eyes blue, wad up my BC and re-enter as a newborn snap ! with shiny new aspects.
Defying the chart is not as simple as a hazmat suit, bullet-proof bracelets or a quickie Vegas divorce from shit aspects. I signed onto Earth school to learn specifics in my chosen fields (houses) – defying my natal seems rather like missing the point.
To navigate any tough aspects, the requirements are patience, vigilance, focus – learning to see, understand their weaknesses, their strengths – learning how to work with them as the skies move.
This is Michelangelo chipping away at the stone work – not pop it in the microwave and ‘presto’ we’re done work.
Instead, wisdom coupled with eternal vigilance towards harmony.
Balance, justice and respect for the process as the sacred wheel turns.
Eclipses speed everything up, but if you find yourself wondering why ‘it’ is taking so long…please remember…
Pluto and Uranus soon will be (Nov 1) in the 4th of 7 exact squares:
the first was June of 2012, the last will be in March of 2015.
They have / will trade Rx status between them until March of 2015 when they both will be direct – energies moving outward rather than in navel-gaze introspective work of Rx.
I like to think of these Rx trades as incubating underground sucking juice getting insights into the brainpan or whateves.
We’re in the egg NOW.
Hatching these plans and moving them into the world will be all systems go, LATER.
For the moment, we are in a series of fits and starts: growth, re-assess, re-boot, repeat.
The late 60’s conjunction saw much unified progress in health and human rights.
This Uranus/Pluto square is forcing us to recognize, and right the corporate greed wrongly run rampant. We clearly see where the health of our Earth and its creatures suffer – but like all things, fixing it is a process.
Start micro – go MACRO.
I am reading Easing the Process of Transformation from Leap of Perception.
I found this helpful, you may also… (paraphrase)
You may feel ultrasensitive, powerless, tired, sleepless, manifesting aches and pains.
The increase in powerful vibrations is unfamiliar, hard to get a handle on.
When having difficulty, know what you want by examining what you don’t want, first.
Re-set & shift goal focus appropriately.
Get centered in your breathing, grounded in your body with exercise.
Clear negative patterns of thinking, emotional habits, spiritual blocks.
Monitor inner and outer speech, eliminate old mental programming in favor of new neural pathways that will lead you to your new goal.
Eternal vigilance – eyes on the prize, re-boot if need be.
Pfffft. Easy? Nothing worth the experience in this life is easy. Defy? That’s like walking against the current. I chose this path long before I got here, intentionally it IS all about the learning. Looking at one’s chart in depth is KNOWLEDGE right at our fingertips. Thank God for experiences, books and friends who get it. Re-boots completely necessary, you just have to know when to sit back and let it happen. Listening to ourselves and the world around us, the one we can’t see but only feel, is what keeps the balance. Seems simple, doesn’t it? It never is, but that’s what makes it interesting and worth getting out of bed every day. Namaste.
I appreciate the prize all the more if I have struggled to get it. I have worked really hard to reach this level of physical, emotional and spiritual health – mostly by noticing everything, filing it away for later if need be. The insight will arrive precisely when it means to.
I go with the flow and things usually work themselves out. Tons of Sag energy helps that mindset. I am still climbing in attitude/altitude, thanks to my own hard work and many unexpected allies along my path.
The hard relationships have been my greatest teachers.