R|2 Astrology | July 25 2012 | Thanks, Minty
Thought for the Day
Over thousands of years, since the dawn of “early historical man,” has Human Anatomy changed much? No, the only more recent difference scientists can point to regarding our bodies is height, which is most likely due to changes in nutrition and an expanding gene pool.
Similarly, over the same period, has Human Nature changed much? No, men and women have always liked food and warmth, raised families, felt happier when the sun shone than when it rained, wanted peace and fought wars, created delicate works of art and committed violent crimes.
Is there anything about Humanity that we can say is fundamentally changing? Other than our technology?
Jung’s alchemically-based mythos of Individuation talks about change, transformation, and the psyche’s ‘Journey of Re-Birth’. Same with the mythos of Dante’s Divine Comedy and the astrologer’s Birth Chart and Zodiac.
What kind of changes are being addressed here? What should we be looking for? And, is this mythos of change confined to only certain individuals? Is there a collective effect? A Renaissance? A time in which changes make a fundamental difference in who we are and how we live our life … the changes are a true flowering of our Soul self.
To this Starwatcher the Changes of Renaissance have to do with ‘knowing.’ Breaking through a “haze of unknowing” about who and what we are.
(Turn and face the strain)
I watch the ripples change their size
But never leave the stream
Of warm impermanence and
So the days float through my eyes
But still the days seem the same
―David Bowie, song lyric from Changes
Collective changes of Renaissance comes when we “Turn and face the strain”. This is what Jung did personally in his breakup with Freud, this is what Dante did personally when he was lost in the “dark wood,” this is what each of us does personally in an astrological Reading. We turn, and keep turning, to cut through the ‘haze of unknowing’ to face our Soul and uncover the Self, the true ‘Center of Change’ … our point of greatest instability imaginable, our ‘spark of Being’ that is never at rest. Our Soul is a constant whirlwind of Re-Birth, Light, and Love in every single moment—and yet, it’s also eternally at peace, in that timeless state know as ‘Divine Union’.
Our Soul is what truly changes; it does so by “tracing time” (via the rhythms of breath and heartbeat—Light and the Love), creating vision and experience. In Tibetan Buddhism there is a great mandala, called the Kalachaka, translates as ‘The Wheel of Time’. It’s similar to your Birth Chart (a Zodiac map/narrative that describes the Changes going on for your own individual Soul); but it’s a Zodiac map/narrative that pertains more to the Changes going on to our collective, monadic Soul.
Over thousands of years, since the dawn of “early historical man,” our ability to know and express our true Self, to ‘cut through our ‘haze of unknowing’ has slowly, steadily been changing, particularly during times of Renaissance (astrological/spiritual portals of time that expose our egoic selves to the vastness of our divine collective Soul). But this particular time of Renaissance, this portal in which we’re now living, is greatly quickening our ability to change our ‘haze of unknowing;’ it is a quantum leap in our mindfulness and archetypal resonance … it’s a new era of our egoic self’s ‘physical technology,’ but more importantly it’s a new era of our Soul’s ‘spiritual technology,’ it’s a time for our Soul’s shining to be reborn.
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