What is so special about 11th November 2011? Just because the numbers are all 1’s based on a calendar invented around 2000 years ago? I’m not sure either but if some say it is auspicious, we should take all the good luck and positive vibes we can from it.
Looking at the Bigger picture, it is also the Age of Aquarius. Yes, when I’m not focusing on the little details I often float up and look at the bigger canvas.
Recently, for me at least, it has been a challenging time for being understood by others, even when I only state the obvious and truth. I’ve always been able to grasp new technology, systems and ideas easily, ahead of the curve. As time has speeded up, new trends come even faster as the latest, shiniest thing is obsolete, as soon as it is introduced. I thought I was born too early for my time due to not being able to show everyone the easier, simpler, truer way that things are. I knew the answer to many things without having to think about it too much or over-analyse. Thinking too much causes us to come unstuck and ego takes over, then the results are never pretty.
But as I’m discovering more and more every day, maybe I’m not too early, perhaps I’m just leading the way. Why do I say that? Because my beliefs echo those described in the article below and always have done.
Now in the Age of Aquarius (or changing times or modern times or whatever makes you comfortable talking about ‘the present’) things are rapidly in transition to my way of life from the stagnant way that many people have been stuck in.
Hierarchies of control will give way to flatter and fairer structure of networks and information. Just like the internet you’re using, sharing information provided to you with friends and colleagues – to make things better for all. Everyone has a voice that should be heard, it is our own responsibility to speak up and out loud. It is up to us to shine brightly for others to see. New leaders will rise.
We all need to embrace the change and polarities of good and bad that we are seeing, the honest and the dishonest, the truth we all understand versus legal double speak. During these rapidly changing times you just need to be able to keep your own balance and focus, whilst everything appears to be falling apart, ready to rebuild itself better. Stay true to yourself and those around you, don’t get sucked into the media pop-News of doom and Political promises. The leaders will rise from everyday people DOing what they know to be right and BEing the best they can be.
Is it time for a new calendar? Maybe or maybe not, although it is definitely a time to being and doing things the new way, a different way and a better way for everyone. Remember, a lot of spiritual people will agree everything was just preparation to kick it up a gear on 11th November 2011. And even if you’re not spiritual, (unless you like the way things are), it is definitely as good a day as any to CHANGE!
Like my friend Gandhi said “BE the Change that you want to see in the World!”
What are these ages? Astronomers will tell you that the Earth rotates on an axis and that this line going through the center of the earth has a slight wobble to it. It goes through a little circular wobble about once every 24,000 years. This cycle has been broken into 12 parts associated with the 12 astrological signs, based on which constellation the axis is wobbling towards. From around 2000 B.C. to 0 A.D. we were in the Age of Taurus. From 0 A.D. to the present we have been in the Age of Pisces. For the next 2000 years we will be in the Aquarian Age. We have been in the transition from the Piscean Age to the Aquarian Age for the last 50 years. The official beginning of the Aquarian Age is November 11, 2011 or 11/11/11. Some people have set this date as December 21, 2012. Considering that this is a 2000 year cycle, no matter which date you accept, we are in for lots of change in the near future!
Why is this so important? Many people go their whole lives not caring or knowing if they are a Pisces, or a Gemini, or what their moon or rising sign is. This change to the Aquarian age is so important because it changes the astrological conditions for the entire planet. Every person on planet Earth has been and will be affected by this shift. Let’s investigate what will be changing.
The Piscean Age has been dominated by hierarchy, and power. The key phrase for this age was from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, “To be or not to be.” To make a successful and happy life, you needed to resolve this question. The key to the astrological sign Pisces is “I believe.” During this age, in order for you “to be,” you needed to find someone or something to believe in. When you found that thing, you attached yourself to that thing and were guided how to live. This could be a religion, a political ideology, a charismatic leader, work, etc. The keys to life were hidden and secret in the halls of power and in the monasteries and ashrams. But you didn’t need to know these secrets, only to follow leaders and guides who did. This created vertical hierarchies as a result, and it was essential to find your place in the pecking order.
This has been the foundation for human consciousness for the past 2000 years. Everything that you have learned from your parents, and they from their parents, going back 2000 years, has been colored by this Piscean frame of reference. And now that is all changing.
The Aquarian Age will be dominated by networks, and information. The key phrase for this age is “Be to be.” The key to the astrological sign Aquarius is “I know.” This is the age of information. Nothing is secret anymore. All information is available at your fingertips. Where the Piscean age was organized in a vertical, up and down structure of hierarchies, the Aquarian Age is organized in a horizontal network, opening the world up to true equality.During this age, the focus is no longer on your identity and existence (“to be or not to be”), but on accepting yourself as a whole person (“be to be”) who does not need to believe in something outside of yourself. You are ready to accept that you have the knowledge and wisdom within yourself. It is no longer necessary to attach to something outside yourself, but to become a leader of one: yourself. Instead of being a railroad car that is pulled by an engine, you become your own engine. It is your responsibility to stay on the tracks and to keep moving forward.
With this understanding, it is easier to comprehend what has been happening in the world over the last 50 years. On the inner level, since the 1960’s, there has been a huge movement towards personal transformation: self awareness, self improvement, yoga, meditation, tai chi, alternative healing, natural foods, etc. There has also been a major increase in depression, suicide, anxiety, stress, and drug use, both pharmaceutical and recreational.
In the outer world, we have seen amazing changes: civil rights, environmental consciousness, women’s rights, gay rights, global consciousness, etc. We have also seen the rise of fundamentalism, terrorism, partisan politics, racism, xenophobia (the fear of the “other”), and general fear mongering.
This shift is bringing out the best and the worst in mankind. Some people are preparing for this shift by opening their hearts and minds and embracing this new age, and some people are intimidated by the changes that they don’t understand and want to return to a “golden age” in the past, or to circle the wagons and trust only those who are like themselves.
Transformation is never a painless process. When you fast or cleanse to purify your body, at first you feel worse, because toxins get stirred up in order to be eliminated. Once these poisons have been cleared, you feel lighter and more energized. Now imagine that every person on planet Earth is going through this shift. We are heading into a time of radical change. It is a time of great potential growth and expansion, but it is also a time of great potential pain and suffering. The more that you understand what is happening, the more that you can go through all of the changes without losing your balance and stability.
What can you do to help make this transition into this new age of information and consciousness? Here are some suggestions:
1. Have a daily spiritual practice. Every spiritual tradition has one thing in common: a daily practice. This can be many different things: yoga, meditation, chanting, prayer, contemplation, exercise, journaling, etc. It is not important what you are doing, but that you do something almost every day, and do it with an intention to let go of your blocks and focus your consciousness. Kundalini yoga and meditation are the most powerful tools that I have found, but everyone must find their own pathway and collect the tools for their own toolbox.
2. Don’t give in to fear, despair, or anger. There is so much happening that can trigger these emotions: the media, the environment, politics, terrorism, etc. If you understand that these emotions are all symptoms of the Aquarian shift, then you can go through them without losing your center.
3. Don’t be a victim. You have the power to change your life. Don’t give that power away to anyone through blame or resentment. You are responsible for your happiness and grace. Don’t buy into any view of reality in which you are not 100% responsible for making your life work. The Aquarian Age is all about empowerment and consciousness.
4. Be a source of light. The more people who consciously choose to embrace the Aquarian shift, the easier this transformation will go for humanity. It is a spiritual truth that a small percentage of people who have shifted their consciousness can influence the rest of humanity. If you are reading this, then you are most likely one of these pioneers. Find a way to spread your light: teach, heal, create community networks, serve, sacrifice, love. Welcome to the Aquarian Age!
Are you wondering what’s going on with the World? Like why are all the systems collapsing? Is there any chance to save them? Governments and Banks filling their corrupt pockets?
AND Where did all the money go?
If you get your information from the Newspapers, TV and Politicians – then good luck expecting honest answers!
Maybe it is time to let go of the old and embrace the change… as CHANGE is going to happen anyway! Be part of the movement and not the resistance, make decisions and act instead of fighting the inevitable. Go with the flow…
If you know the truth comes from Nature and within YOU, then read on, here is some information from the Universe on the Autumnal Equinox: 23rd September 2010 (03:09am to be precise)
P.S. Some people may think I’m nuts – but at least I’m not completely lost like some! Cracker anyone? 😉
(Obligatory Bobby humour on a serious matter – Peace!)
“2010 Fall Equinox: September 22, 2010
The Fall Equinox has arrived, the time to see our endeavors as aspects of the collective mind. We begin by reviewing our 2010 Spring Equinox intentions: How are your creations coming along? Assess your progress by clearly identifying what you have attained and learned over the past six months, because your works become part of the larger whole during the fall. If you’ve already completed your intentions, then you are on your path! Congratulations for making progress. The Fall Equinox is when we get honest about what we are doing, and we will do so because this fall will be emotionally explosive. If you’re still working on some of your intentions, be clear about what you’ve already accomplished; then you may find your creations complete as they weave into the collective mind. This is especially likely because the collective field is changing so rapidly. If something you intended to create just didn’t happen, zippo!, out it goes, since it probably didn’t really matter to you anyway.
We have just lived through an extraordinary summer of deep structural change that is starting to release great individual creative potential. Yet, the collective field is very confusing because people moving in new directions are tripping over old cluttered systems that keep on collapsing. As National and Planetary Underworld systems-wars, financial hierarchies, industrial systems, and medical programs-become untenable, people hold onto old ways like ratty little dogs biting pant legs. Stuck in old mindsets, angry and rude, they pollute the political climate and Nature. Meanwhile, if you can release the useless old ways, you can fly through the solid dimension. Wizards who fly around on magic carpets in the sixth dimension are moving the energy now, which will have a huge effect on the solid world this fall. [See Alchemy of Nine Dimensions.]
Creative energy has been withdrawn from collapsing systems at the grass roots level, since many people don’t care about saving them. People are walking away from communities that have been reduced to abandoned roads, rotting bridges, and boarded-up houses. Many older people just throw away their prescription drugs and go out for a walk in the sun. Soldiers back from Iraq weigh their chances of getting called up to Afghanistan. They wonder if they should just quit and throw away their pensions, free housing on the base, and the slim chance for medical coverage. Prisons are closing because the profits aren’t high enough and people are getting out of jail. This fall is the golden moment when you can take charge at the local level. Change happens at the local level, and this Fall Equinox and Libra New Moon predict the rise of grassroots movements. Possibly your 2010 Spring Equinox intentions are the seeds for new grassroots endeavors in your area?
Usually, the Sun moving into Libra just wants to have a nice party and experience la-la-la harmony. But not this year! The equinox Sun is approaching an exact square to Pluto in Capricorn and a conjunction to Saturn. A few hours after the equinox, the Moon goes into Aries and opposes the Sun-a tense early cardinal Full Moon that squares newly direct Pluto close to the Galactic Center. Simply put, this fall is the reckoning time for Earth’s organizational systems, a time when you must evaluate your place in them. Systems don’t function when people lose belief in them. The Fall Equinox chart predicts great change, and the worst thing you could do is resist or do nothing. This Sun in Libra shouts, “Make decisions and act!”
Mars and Venus very close together in Scorpio make us feel very creative and emotionally responsive as long as we don’t get stuck. If you feel jammed in a corner, take a long walk and talk yourself out of it. People won’t think you’re crazy, since these days everybody talks out loud in the streets. The equinox chart suggests things are so difficult that many people are going to just get moving. You want to be part of the movement, not the resistance. Politicians will try to milk the public treasury far as long as possible, but the people demand new things that work. Like, where’d all the money go? On September 30, the Sun makes it to Saturn, when many people will make hard choices and stick with them. People will be moving out of houses they don’t own, dead-end jobs, and lifeless relationships.
The Sun approaching Saturn is the grounder for this equinox; this aspect is very much needed as the Sun moves into Libra and opposes Moon, Jupiter, and Uranus clutched together in 27-28 Pisces. The Neptunian triple conjunction intensifies the summer’s dream of compassionate transformation. Then the Moon moves quickly over Jupiter/Uranus, and demands action when it goes into Aries at the Full Moon. This Full Moon right after the equinox opens our hearts and feelings to the wild transformations that were inspired by the Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions during the summer. The first conjunction was in early June, and the second one right before this equinox on September 18.
The cardinal T-squares stretched each one of us out on the rack all summer, while Jupiter/Uranus opened new creative fields. Now as the Sun goes into Libra, Jupiter-exact-conjunct-Uranus will blast open more creative potential. When Jupiter conjuncts Uranus, irresistible new projects just appear. For example, during their first conjunction in early June, I noticed that our city council was suddenly pushing for big and unexpected reforms, which many people felt they couldn’t stop. Then a nearby sleepy island suddenly decided it wanted to become a National Park! These crazy ideas made my head spin all summer, and maybe you noticed things like this in your hometown? Meanwhile, all this occurred amidst the unbearable personal tension of the cardinal squares, which now, thankfully, are pulling apart, allowing ideas to release.
The first exact conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus was June 8 in Aries. Now retrograde, they conjuncted in Pisces on September 18, when the big media news was “extensive poverty in the richest country in the world, the USA!” When planets transit Pisces, they complete agendas that started when they were previously in Aries-1999 for Jupiter, and 1928 for Uranus. Thus, until Jupiter goes back into Aries January 22, 2011, we will be completing and polishing our personal Galactic Underworld creations since 1999. [See Appendix C of The Mayan Code for some very important work on this issue.] In 1928, Uranus in Aries had a lot to do with crashing the stock market in 1929, which was also a time of widespread American poverty and a few wealthy people getting richer. Top-heavy societies crash. While Uranus is in Pisces until March 11, 2011, you still have time to make some financial changes before the coming depression. Since Jupiter is joining Uranus during the last transit in Pisces, there is a strong tendency to enact financial reforms, such as the banking and investment bill that was passed in July in the USA. Financial reforms were a big issue all over the globe during summer 2010, and this pressure will continue to January 2011 when the third and last conjunction occurs in Pisces. Then, when both planets go back into Aries, these changes will activate new paths and systems.
The fascinating thing about the triple conjunction is the Moon’s involvement. With Moon/Jupiter/Uranus conjunct in Pisces exactly opposite the Sun moving into Libra, most people will be compelled to overreach themselves to help others out and to focus on their community this fall. If you resist compassionate responses to those in need, the opposing Sun/Saturn in Libra will just push you into it. But, what’s the focus? The top of the T-square-Pluto-defines the focus: Pluto in Capricorn is cleaning out negative blocks and liberating the potential for deep revolution. With this potent opposition involving Uranus (change), Jupiter (well-being), Moon (feelings), Sun (self-knowledge), and Saturn (making forms), and with Pluto now direct since September 13, forget about staying out of the fray. We are moving closer to becoming a unified species during 2011. During the fall we will separate the healing elements from the bad energy by means of our personal healing.
Chiron and Neptune in 27 Aquarius are less than thirty seconds apart, so the pressure is off the scale to move through blocks and heal them, as I discussed in detail in my Virgo New Moon reading. Face your inner pain and clear the blockages, and bodywork is needed this fall. The Moon in the 1776 USA chart is 27 Aquarius, so the USA will be the focus for the collective planetary pain. Since the USA has arrogantly persisted in pursuing agendas that even the majority of its own citizens do not support, there may be a massive turning away from the USA agendas. Globally, people cringe in horror as they watch a great country throw itself away in questionable wars that impoverish its people.
Mars and Venus are still traveling together in the sky in Scorpio, so the pressure for male/female balance and harmony is Plutonic. People will demand what they want and need this fall regardless of the consequences. This will not be easy, but this balancing will encourage sharing and fairness. Mercury in exacting and clear Virgo sextiling Mars/Venus in Scorpio signifies an honoring of people’s needs and emotions. This will be an emotional fall, a time of deep soul-searching for individuals and communities. New paths will open if you surrender and go with the flow. Stay the course!”