THE BEGINNING OF THE ENDING OF AN ERA:PARTICIPATING IN THE RENOVATIONS OF A NEW REALITY

Forecast for Saturday, June 20th
Cancer Annular/Total Eclipse at 0°

The underlying energy emerging through today’s eclipse is that of home.

And innerconnectedness.

And change.

Today’s eclipse also represents origins, starting points, lineage, and rebirth… there is an uneasy imbalance currently occurring here in the Now, urging forth a new and unfolding reality, a reality each of us are navigating for the first time—though it’s been slowly unfolding for over a year—we’ve never been «here» before in history… not quite like this.

❝I’ve always preferred mythology to history. Because history is made up of truths which eventually turn into lies, while mythology is made up of lies that eventually become truths. And if I have the good fortune to live on in your minds, it would be in mythological form.❞
——Jean Cocteau

How things used to be—days long gone, a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away… these sentiments are strong these days, struggling between nascent though negligent nostalgic notions from No Longer imbalanced and hinging upon inanely incredulous ideals toward Not Yet, all the while learning to embrace the vexing vagueness in all directions with a confusing sense of necessary open-mindedness here in the Now… with a most vulnerably open heart.

Feelings of distortion, displacement, and delusion are all becoming ‘normal’—whatever that even means these days—we’re literally writing the new narrative as we go, yet we’re all experiencing our own versions of a collective reality through a reality that is only uniquely ours… sometimes with blinders on and earbuds in.

When nothing feels secure, everything seems threatening… this is somewhat deeply embedded within our genetics, within our cosmic evolution of lineage as humans—something that can’t be quickly corrected, much less undone. Evolutionary adaptations take the kind of time our minds cannot easily wrap around… the kind of time many enjoy refuting Darwin for understanding.

When reality feels threatening, open-heartedness is not typically a move advised from the evolutionary playbook.

Oh, but it should be. And through this eclipses’ energies—it could be. Because it’s in our evolutionary interest to advance, to evolve… not remain stuck in the same outdated oppressive patterning.

If the essence of evolution created the essence of who we are as humans—we begin by embodying physical bodies to host our souls, to directly experience evolution, which is change, adaptation, surrender—and, for the spiritually brave, transcendence… any of which demand a challenge to security, a constant, perpetual uprooting of foundations and what was, and a reprioritization of what truly is actually essential and wholly meaningful to experience in such very short lifetimes, linearly speaking.

And if we’re literally writing the new narrative as we go, it really should be written with open-mindedness and open-heartedness, shouldn’t it?… and preferably, a renewed and revived and healthy, emotionally detached understanding of, perspective toward, willingness for, and approach to: change.

❝Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.❞
——Rob Siltanen

Furthermore, when in history, if at all, has anything ever really felt secure?

Much more «been» secured?

The big bang itself remains as one of the most infamous examples of insecurity and chaos we’re most aware of, and still we manage to maintain a fuss and argue over it, yet it is directly responsible for what brought us all forth in the very first place to argue about… it is our source.

The vastly misunderstood and misinterpreted big bang phenomena is our origin story, our lineage; our roots, themselves, are as vague as star dust… floating around about the cosmos from forces of gravitational pull and magnetic vibrations of energy, symbolically speaking.

One of my absolute favorite astrologers, Rob Brezny*, wrote this oracle a year or two ago, though I would argue that it’s one of those classic oracles that is useful, moving, and thoughtful at any time—the oracle is as follows:

¶When the universe began 13.8 billion years ago, there were only four elements: mostly hydrogen and helium, plus tiny amounts of lithium and beryllium. Now there are 118 elements, including five that are key components of your body: oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus. All of those were created by nuclear reactions blazing on the insides of stars that later died. So it’s literally true to say that much of your flesh and blood and bones and nerves originated in the hearts of stars. I invite you to meditate on that amazing fact. It’s a favorable time to muse on your origins and your ancestry; to ruminate about all the events that led to you being here today—including more recent decades, as well as the past 13.8 billion years.

Extending today’s associations even further—today’s eclipse regards our own sense of comfort, not only regarding our roots and lineage, purpose of place, or home, both individually and collectively, but also, and perhaps most essentially and fundamentally, it is a regard to our inner sense of security within our own bodies… and a personal connection to the love and vibrations we create and receive within our heart and soul.

We receive what we give… we get back what we put out.

❝It is said that the height of love and compassion we can know is equal to the depth of grief that we can feel. That’s why it is up to each of us to understand, accept, and then release the darker, denser emotions, and then to move into a higher vibrational response. When we take the spiritual responsibility to do this, we not only elevate humanity, we also benefit the entire universe.❞
——Pam Younghans

This eclipse occurs through the zero point degree of Cancer on the Solstice. It’s also occurring within a point in the universe referred to as the global axis, which associates itself symbolically to an opening, to a new opportunity, a new world, and an entirely new dimension of being, energetically speaking.

Wow, right!? For those of you like myself, forever in awe of symbolisms… one really couldn’t make this stuff up.

❝We could imagine that through the eclipse, stories from the past could come forward to inform us, to inspire us to create new futures that are in alignment… which indicates an opportunity for a major new beginning.❞
——Pam Younghans

Essentially, Cancerian energies represent first quartered phasing symbolisms from the zero point in Aries, which is the spring equinox, or the beginning, the birth/rebirth, the emergence, the quickening, the initiating… the starting point. This means, upon the zero point degree of Cancer, that we are at a turning point, both individually and collectively.

Many are waking up to an entirely displaced collective reality, and there is much work to be done—collaboratively, universally, and inner-connectedly… with love.

The gross mentality of religious sects preaching that ‘we’re all God’s children… except you, and you… and you, alone there in the corner wearing black…’ simply isn’t going to cut it anymore, and is exactly the same thing that the country proclaims, advocating come campaign time that ‘we’re all in this together, for this great nation, blah blah blah… except you guys, and that culture, and those beliefs over there with the… ’

No Longer.

❝A few simple tips for life: feet on the ground, head to the skies, heart open… quiet mind.❞
——Rasheed Ogunlaru

Cancerian energies, let’s be honest, can be quite cranky and cantankerous—but tenacious—yet, whatever alarm is sounding for you personally through this turning point, as there are so many to choose from these days… it could quite naturally be met with both unexpected and absolutely unsurprising emotional angers and painful wounds which have been suppressed and repressed and oppressed for far far far too long—through this lifetime or beyond—angers and pains that should never have been endured in the first place (and possibly wouldn’t have had a nurturing and expectant feminine/matriarchal collective consciousness been sustained.)

As a collective within humanity, we ourselves as a whole are in our infancy, our forming years of childhood—we really, understandably, understand very little about the world at large, our planet, or much more, the living, breathing universe we’re intrinsically and celestially connected to.

Psychologically speaking, when one is struggling to thrive for whatever reason, Cancerian energies and fourth house associations would point to the family home first, and specifically to family conditioning and parenting methods, prenatal and childhood memories, and earliest fears, then to lineage, ancestral lines, and even reincarnation. For those of you willing to undergo shadow work or objective honesty with yourself about the private inner details of any of these sources, if it’s surfacing to the point of necessary—despite the slippery slope this can be—much enlightened freedom will rise through the pain.

On a collective level—slippery slope indeed. Where to begin?

❝Nothing will change if you believe suffering is more important than what change has to offer you.❞
——Debbie Lynn

Bringing it back to feeling comfortable within the body… if the body itself is a first house idea, then it is through Cancer where one adjusts one’s perspectives, behaviors, and actions to better align within one’s authentic physical reality in a courageous effort to become.

If one’s very identity in one’s reality is struggling—now is the time to appropriately adjust what’s necessary to assure one’s thriving and livelihood.

On an absolutely personal level, this eclipse will likely speak to you in terms of embracing an entirely new way of life, even if it’s within the context of viewing reality from a new perspective or eliminating an unhealthy habit… anything allowed and initiated or eliminated and released now will have incredible impact—you are either living in action with the current frequencies of change or suffering the unfortunate consequences of resisting your own personal revolution.

And always always, again, a little bit of universal wisdom—when attempting to repair or restore or revive anything—go directly to the source.

I can’t help but wonder, are the stars trying to tell us that we’re needed immediately for major cleanup in aisle ‘enough already’?

What’s in this metaphorical aisle—where did these issues and matters and inhumanities come from?

What is the source of this messy pain?

What is the origin story of these issues and matters needing acknowledged, nurtured, and tended to with open-mindedness and open-heartedness, empathy and love?

Ideas of home, security, traditions, systems, and conditions of all kinds are being challenged now and are demanding a personal and collective confrontation. These structural and spiritual issues, and their eventual corruptions need to be addressed… and need to be responsibly tended to… and the story lines we’re currently writing need to embrace a plot change.

❝Therefore, dark past, I’m about to do it—I’m about to forgive you for everything.❞
——Mary Oliver

There is a desperate need to forgive what cannot be changed from the past and release emotionally from the past the pain endured through the adjusting of actions, what is valued, and to embrace an acceptance toward what is different—through releasing ego attachments in an effort to truly see the past as it really was, with an honesty of heart about how it really is from a perspective beyond what is ordinarily experienced.

The psyche, like the body and the emotions, is sensitive, and vulnerable… this will be a painful process of unveiling.

Astrologer Dane Rudhyar describes the twenty-ninth degree of Gemini—where the North Node is currently moving through this eclipse—as associating with the “creative exuberance of the human soul in response to basic life experiences…” further, progressing forward, as evolution inevitably will regardless of fear or preference, the first degree of Cancer describes “a radical change of allegiance exteriorized in a symbolical act: a point of no return… this is a moment of crisis, a sharp turning point… the individual person enjoys his most glorious hour; exulting in an ability to make a “free decision”; to act as an individual who selects his life goal and his allegiance.”

We’re all breaking, or resisting the inevitable breakage…

Resistances may need to be met with understanding and compassion, even if it’s not a perspective or belief worth your time… remember Gandhi’s mantra of learning the rules in an effort to break them effectively. Knowledge is power—understanding and awareness are superpowers.

We tend to look to our own interests when faced or confronted with fear or change, or the unknown or unplanned, causing us, simultaneously, to quickly lockdown, to move laterally rather than forward, and, if pressured or cornered, to attack in self-defense… much like a crustacean in nature.

Especially in regard to protecting our home and family, our false senses of security, and our bodies. Our vitality.

We cling to false senses of security, we cling to half-truths in the name of religion or country or whatever other ignorant preference, and we cling to irrefutably blatant lies, all to avoid an inner fear that builds and haunts and torments, because to admit the thing we fear would be to own it, to claim it—no one wants to endure the guilty feelings of shame—it’s much more comfortable to deflect, project, to perpetuate the lie, to brush it under the rug… these ways of thinking and living originate from No Longer, and these are no longer an option.

❝We are all just walking one another home.❞
——Ram Dass

Perhaps self-interest, now, however, isn’t necessarily the worst thing—I say this «only» from the context that we are capable of so much more nurturing toward others when we’ve nurtured ourselves… and this is typically the first thing that’s overlooked, denied, or put off, isn’t it?—in the righteous name of martyring selflessness… *eye roll*

We need to care for and love ourselves completely—shadows and all, from source and beyond, from origins through rebirths—before we can ever appropriately and selflessly love an/Other without conditions.

We’re breaking and we’re blaming—and all the while, distracting from and avoiding the source of the real issues at hand… we’re not loving ourselves.

Unconditionality and empathy and love is what is in such short supply these days, with such devastating demands…

Change is coming, change is here—the status quo was never working, and these changes need to begin operating on psychic and spiritual levels, on individual realms, but most definitely collectively, institutionally and systemically, for the benefit of all—and not just the chosen few.

We are literally writing the narrative Now, and our next actions need to be decided. With love… then «acted» on.

❝Daring to reach, to climb, to crawl, to scratch, to get back up when you’ve been knocked down, to push forward, ever forward. It means sacrificing everything, if necessary, to carve out a place for your own existence.❞
——Malcolm X

As astrologer Robert Wilkinson has so adroitly written, “This will be a very powerful and dynamic eclipse because of the aspects which promise a radical turning point in our long term dedication to a greater group work, with adjustments and sacrifices front and center. This eclipse will have an action-oriented focus requiring we “lower one flag and raise a new one” so we can enter the next chapter of Life unencumbered by old baggage.”

This entire year will continue to offer actual truths and expose hidden agendas, clarifying and strengthening personal ideals, to come together in the diversities of community to build new foundations among bluer than blue horizons…

Finally, to conclude—and I appreciate your time in reading this, I realize I have unraveled in mighty length—Mars will connect to the applying Jupiter/Pluto conjunction through the twenty-fifth degree, a degree associating itself to “the power of the Soul to intervene in the personal life and to induce necessary catharses…”

Vibrations of truth will be instinctual—deep down you know what’s true and what isn’t… you know what your heart beats for, and you know what illuminates your soul… and you know that we all have this divinity, because we are all divine—we all began at the beginning, from the same source, secured and safe within the hearts of stars… to shine brightly.

And to burst… we’re bursting. But our light will continue to beam…

How do we want the light through which we currently shine to illuminate our children, and the generations thereafter?

❝God speaks to each of us as he makes us, then walks with us silently out of the night. These are the words we dimly hear: You, sent out beyond your recall, go to the limits of your longing. Embody me. Flare up like a flame and make big shadows I can move in. Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final. Don’t let yourself lose me. Nearby is the country they call Life. You will know it by its seriousness. Give me your hand.❞
——Rainer Maria Rilke

Anything is possible these days, anything happens all the time—but not quite like this… these days are cosmically born of new beginnings, but it’s up to us for these beginnings and rebirth, promising hope and revival through efforts in understanding and authentic action… and loving compassion.

Maybe we’ll all feel more at home in a world that recognizes everyone for who they are in character and who they aim, and are working, to become… a world that honors the divinity and potential rather than fearing what is different, seeking to control and oppress, and willfully choosing ignorance over love at every turn, even in the name of God or country.

❝I respect kindness in human beings first of all, and kindness to animals. I don’t respect the law; I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.❞
——Brendan Behan

Let’s join together and actively participate in change, in the renovations necessary toward a collective re-envisioning… toward a new reality, individually and universally.

❝All that can save you now is your confrontation with your own history… which is not your past, but your present. Your history has led you to this moment, and you can only begin to change yourself by looking at what you are doing in the name of your history.❞
——James Baldwin

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Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.

☾☌☉• 0°21’♋︎ at 11:39pm PDT/12:39am MDT; 1:39am CDT; 2:39am EDT tomorrow ☌☊ at 29°07’♊︎
★time of ‘maximum eclipse’ at 11:40pm PDT/12:40am MDT; 1:40am CDT;2:40am EDT according to timeanddate.com

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