Reactions to our present times and circumstances need greater discipline, now more than ever. We certainly need level heads and calm leaders who act in the best interest of the whole. Looking at our current options for leaders, one can easily become discouraged, but perhaps that very cynicism in our thinking has gotten us where we are and doesn’t serve the whole.
The Capricorn energy teaches that we need to reckon all of our accounts and keep our books impeccably. This could apply on a very personal level as well as a global level. This comes back to honesty and truthfulness as well as total disclosure, good principles to live by. Capricorn is the “wise elder” tracking the past and keeping record. Planets currently lining up in Capricorn include: Mars, Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn, making for a very loaded Capricorn house, perhaps even promising a shocking reckoning. Have we reckoned all accounts? If not, Saturn will judge us.
By Dec. 21, 2020, Saturn, the planetary representative of Capricornian energy, will conjunct Jupiter, the representative of thought and future growth. What are we prepared for? How will humanity need to change in order to combat the challenges we face for our survival? These are all open for interpretation perhaps.
On a very personal level, discipline and maintaining balance have been strong, on-going themes for the past two years in my personal life, perhaps they have showed up for you too. I have been exploring the question, “Do I have the discipline to work hard so that what I seek to add to my domain adds benefit to others and life around me? Does it become something worthy to humanity of the life force and time I’ve devoted from my own life to acquire it? ” This is also about striking a balance. Our own life is not really ours alone. The sum total of our life also belongs to the whole of humanity. How well have we disciplined our desires against selfish gain to add to the picture of humanity? Our generation, and those that have come before us have not really squared all accounts in this regard. We have all lived very selfishly in terms of the planet and its resources. Future generations will condemn us for it. This must be reckoned.
I cannot simply sit back and acquire knowledge and resources for my own benefit alone. Another way this has manifested in my personal life, is the pursuit of higher education and at the cost of student loans. Why pursue higher education at all if not to serve something greater than oneself? I could sweep the streets and equally serve a needed function. If I seek higher education for my own glorification alone, then I miss the point.
I cannot do these things without developing and growing in my discipline and mastery. I’ve recently signed up to take a course on hand calculation of the charts through NCGR with the hopes that I can pass the Level 1 exam for NCGR certification. Why am I doing this? To acquire knowledge for myself alone? There needs to be a greater purpose, or why do it at all?
I have been coming to learn for a while now that it isn’t the knowledge of how to read the stars or read a birth chart that I need, or that anyone needs. It is the continued devoted application and principles of truth in daily life. Applying principles of truth, taking ever so incremental steps with patience and love towards ourselves and others we gain strength together. We are in life together, every single one of us, from the smallest child to the wisest elder. That is the spirit of brotherhood in the Aquarian theme, but we must act as if our life is not ours alone and come back in to reckon the accounts.
How do I develop balance and keep myself in balance – coming from a member of the Pluto in Libra generation, perhaps this is the very task in our age. For my generation now nearing our 50’s, how can we keep all systems in balance for everyone long enough until those that come after us can transition from the old modes, old institutions, old economies, into the new ones without causing death and destruction? The symbol for Libra is the Scales. I sit in awe as I watch the extremes to which we dangerously keep swinging the pendulum. This has to stop, we must control our reactions. We have to become responsible for our reactions which continually cause upheaval to all systems.
I can begin by looking at my own life and seeking for my own balance: striking equilibrium between my needs and the needs of others. This is a basic practice of conflict resolution, empathy and love. Balance and discipline. It is doing the homework on ourselves. That is not to say that we cannot act decisively or boldly when needed, but we must continually do our homework, keeping a regimen, keeping a practice, keeping alert to the circumstances and working in balance.
The airborne illness of Coronavirus may be a lesson in how to work together globally to solve our environmental issues. Our attention on the lungs and what we are breathing in and through our cells cannot be more real and impacts all systems through the lungs and blood circulation. This is no different that our thoughts effecting the future. We must become responsible for our thinking.
I took interest in and can recommend reading the link from New Paradigm Astrology, On the Characteristic of Lung Problems for further thoughts on the significance of this airborne illness.
Just some food for thought, ya’ll…….