Evidence of the Piscean-Aquarian Shift (and a Word on Solar Activity)
How is everyone doing with this mighty solar activity? The Lusty Month of May has brought a prodigious number of sunspots, solar flares and geomagnetic storms. While our electronics have been only marginally disrupted so far, human beings have been hit as if by a sledgehammer and weather has been whipped to extreme by the fluctuating magnetics.
Prayers go out to Midwesterners following the intense tornadoes of May 20th and last week, and to others who will be affected during the rest of this month (and the summer) by extreme weather that has yet to happen.
While May is expected to be the high point of solar activity, we still have at least nine months more of this Solar Maximum. Take that into consideration when you find yourselves over-reacting or very agitated or supremely pissed or without a shred of patience or in the depths of depression. Every emotion and reaction is taken to the nth degree by this energy.
As if that’s not enough, we’re also feeling the influences of the new and full moons like never before. I look at these challenges as the balancing factor between male and female energy that has been so out of balance during the last 2,000 years of the Piscean Age. This current push is bringing lessons that equalize the male energy with its pseudo-bi-polar aggressive mood swings caused by solar activity (fire) and the female energy with its over-emotional reactions caused by lunar activity (water).
Any way they come, these challenges are here to help us shed the old and embrace the new…just another part of being in the midst of human evolution as we shift from one Age to another. Harsh as they are, they are showing each of us with annoyingly no-nonsense clarity what we have to let go of (that which is any over reaction) and what we need to nurture and embrace (that which calms and comforts).
I’ve talked a lot about the Piscean-Aquarian shift in these pages: how the last 2,000 years of the Piscean Age has focused on the male energy exploring and learning about its own identity by practicing “power over” with the main accepted concept being “Mankind”; and the Aquarian Age (which started last December) bringing in harmony, balance, communication and awareness of “Humankind”.
The shift was enhanced with the start of the water energy of the Chinese Year of the Water Snake in February bringing much needed feminine balance into the previously all-powerful Boy’s Club. However, on a day to day basis, things seem to be going along much the same, unless we pay attention. There are two on-going situations that give us clear indications of those who are holding on to the Piscean Age, and those who are embracing the Aquarian Age.
The prime example of Piscean Age Hold-Outs: anyone in government who, instead of working for the good of the people as they were elected to do, are stuck in ego-based retaliation mode for not getting what they think they deserve, especially since the last election. They are out-of-reality focused on getting back at and stopping those who have denied them their “rights”. Each one is like a five-year-old holding his breath because he didn’t get a cookie. They’re not listening to the desires of their constituents, nor are they productive in any way. They are out for themselves, desperately holding onto to their own egos.
It’s like a lot of little kids are on Capital Hill throwing temper tantrums thinking if they yell louder and longer, they’ll get their way, no matter how illogical and out-dated that way is. We can see the aggressive masculine power-over solar activity kicking each one of them in their own self-righteousness and they’re still not getting the lesson.
On the other side, there is a surprising source of Aquarian Age energy represented by the new Pope Frances. I am not a Catholic, and to me the church has grown over centuries into the epitome of the Piscean Age power-over structure, but I am very impressed with this kind, gentle man who has a beautiful humility and peace about him and is trying to get everyone to recall the original tenets of the faith.
I’d like to point out two instances I noticed that showed me the change I believe he will bring.
During Easter week, Pope Frances broke with tradition (and Catholic law) during the ceremony where he washes the feet of 12 men to recreate Jesus’ actions with his apostles. Instead, he washed the feet of 10 men and two girls, an Italian Catholic and a Serbian Muslim. Two girls, and one a Muslim? Never been done before, and he’s taken a lot of flak over it.
And more recently, an article came out in Reuters by Catherine Hornsby with the tag: “POPE WARNS CHURCH AGAINST CLOSING IN ON ITSELF.” Here are some quotes from the article:
“The Church should ask itself daily whether it is resisting new challenges and remaining “barricaded in transient structures which have lost their capacity for openness to what is new,” he said. “Newness always makes us a bit fearful because we feel more secure if we have everything under control.”
“Francis warned of the threat of an institution which is “self-referential, closed in on herself,” and spoke of the courage to “take to the streets of the world” and reach “the very outskirts of existence.” He has given clear signs he will bring a new broom to the papacy, favoring humility and simplicity over pomp and grandeur. He said that Catholics must become courageous and seek out the people who need help the most rather than sitting around, dissecting theology.
(Sounds like our politicians need to listen to him, not in religion but in common sense.)
“He has set up an advisory board of cardinals from around the world to help him reform a Vatican administration which has been held responsible for some of the mishaps and scandals that plagued the eight-year reign of his predecessor Benedict.”
So things are changing. But it takes a while. And in the meantime, things are tough. Tougher than they’ve ever been in this way because we can’t actually see what we’re facing – it’s all inside.
Pay attention to what annoys us, not to blame or judge others, but so we can look inside and see why we’re so annoyed, or angry or impatient or depressed. Figure out where it came from, because it’s not who we really are. It’s how we have all adapted and altered who we are to fit what society has demanded of us. The more reaction we have, the more we have adapted and gotten away from the truth of our own souls.
As the great Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Now’s the time.
With much love and gratitude…