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Good day to all,

This is a reminder that I have moved this blog to my own hosted site. You can continue to read my musings at Planetary-Wisdom.com

This weeks blog is being hosted on my own wordpress site. You can read it here.

There is a lot of things going on at the household as I have got another burst of creativity. The latest project has been casting Runes in pewter. Working with metal has been a desire of mine for some time and now I get to fulfill that desire. Over the next day or two, most likely Friday, I will post some pictures of the process for all to enjoy. In addition to casting I have been working on editing the last San Antonio Astrological Society lecture footage. Which , by the way, I gave the lecture. You will see it posted by the weekend hopefully.

Well that is all that I have at this point. Stay tuned.

 

The last entry that I posted I was discussing looking at the Self. The Self is the higher or spiritual conscience that is eternal and ever present. All of us incarnates, that is spirit in physical form, have the continual push and pull of the physical rubbing against the spiritual. It is not the spirit that has a problem with the physical as the spirit has all the understanding that the physical is not truly there. The Bhagavad Gita states it best in Chapter 2, Verse 12-13;

“Certainly never at any time did I not exist, nor you, nor all these kings and certainly never shall we cease to exist in the future.”

“Just as in the physical body of the embodied being is the process of childhood, youth and old age; similarly by the transmigration from one body to another the wise are never deluded.”  

When it is stripped down to its simplest terms the spirit experiences and the body is the vessel of this experience. It is simple yet goes against what a lot of people believe as true. Since most cannot feel the spirit at any given time they tend to believe that the spirit is beyond their reach. These people do not have a spiritual life that takes in meditation, observation of nature, and a deep questioning of their surroundings. Most people are all about thinking about what they do not have and of course plugging into the dark magic that is pumped out from newspapers, television, and a lot of the Internet. Dark magic in this case is the how these outlets tell you how to think, act, and most cases judge your fellow human. It is dark because it controls, manipulates, dulls, and puts you in a corner of negativity that you are convinced that you have to act in a specific way. It is magic because it works on your emotions and mind to bring about a specific effect. In this case the effect is your lack of choice.

Some would argue that advertisement is the opposite, that it is giving you more choices. Advertisement is telling you to buy this or be this because it makes you socially better or it will make you live longer because this is a “healthy item”. Just before we got rid of cable TV services into the house Gaby and myself would comment on the commercials that were being aired during the news. These commercials showed the demographics of the audience. They could not sleep, were depressed, diabetic, overweight, high cholesterol, and could not march their little man in the bedroom. Not one of these commercials showed what the underlining causes of these problems are.  More choices indeed!

So how do commercials and spirit tie into each other? The answer is that the spirit becomes conditioned and then becomes the mind. So the mind thinks that it is acting through the body, controlling it so to speak. What we take in from the senses act as conditioners so as long as we think that we are the sense organs. This is to say that we think that we are the body. When we detach the Self from the body we gain a proper perspective of our relationship with the body with that relationship being nothing more than a vessel. Just as your vehicle needs tending and care, so does the body. Without that care and maintenance the body falls into a state of disrepair that will shorten your experience in the material.

So choose wisely embodied ones and always remember that you have a choice. That choice is not always yes or no, right or wrong. This is a three dimensional realm and all of our choices should be made from a three dimensional perspective. Take a 360 degree look around yourself before you make those judgments and decisions to fully see where you are in this life. Once that is done you can make the most evolutionary decision for your Self at that moment.

There are times in one’s life that their destiny is staring at them directly. This has been happening to me for some time now, yet I am a master of self delusion when it comes to facing my spiritual destiny. The delusion comes in the form of creating distractions to hide, more like attempt to hide, the very powerful message that is slapping me in the face. A lot of this delusion comes from fear of accepting me as the Self.  There is a deep fear that I am not worthy of the honor of the manifestation of my spirit in my material form. Of course this is totally unfounded as the Self has chosen this form and this time to bring about the work that spirit needs to do.

So what are the chains that are holding me in myself imposed prison? The first thing that comes to mind is the continual conditioning of society that states that you should not be thinking about these higher ideals. You are a person that makes mistakes and you are neither an enlightened being nor a master in physical form so it is impossible for you to attempt this lofty goal of embracing the Self. Another link in the chains of self imprisonment is what I went through being a very sensitive child in a large family. This was very overwhelming to me as I had no idea how to process all the emotions and social interactions that were going on. It is this point of being emotionally overwhelmed that really hits the mark.  As I write this entry of self discovery, I now understand that this is the base, the foundation, of what I fear. The over load of emotions that crashes down on me as a wave would crash into the rocks. In a way I feel like that rock, yet as the wave pass it remains. An exciting answer to my problem is to be like that rock. Let the emotion crash over you and feel that emotion yet remember that you are founded in Spirit and no emotion can change that.  When that is remembered then I cannot be washed away.

 I would very much like to thank my wonderful wife Gabriele. Your insights yesterday have helped to look at myself and embrace what I am. I love you very much and I appreciate your wisdom and personal insights.

After the last Fridays San Antonio Astrological Societies discussion on the outer planets, that is Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, I decided to look into the planet of Neptune. At this point in time I am not convinced on the current astrological understanding of Neptune.  The entry at CafeAstrology.com, which represents the common understanding of Neptune, has this to say about Neptune;

“Neptune, God of the Sea, is the ruler of Pisces. In astrology, Neptune is considered a planet of inspiration, dreams, psychic receptivity, illusion, and confusion. Neptune rules spirituality, and all things subtle. A youthful, and sometimes naive, spirit characterizes those with a strong placement of Neptune in their natal charts.”

As a subscriber to the classic version of dignities of rulership the outer planets cannot be in rulership of any of the signs. The outer planets can have exaltation, which will be discussed in another blog entry at a later date, but the outer planets cannot have rulership.

With the topic of rulership temporarily removed from the table the idea of specific influence can be discussed. The first influence of Neptune that I would like to discuss is that of spirituality. What I would like to propose is that Neptune is the gateway to spiritual influence. When we look at the placement of Neptune in the solar system it is the last of the ice giants before you reach Pluto which resides on the inner side of the kipper belt. Neptune is the gate and Pluto is the shore to the other side. The other side, in this case, is a place where the forms of objects start to distort and lose their common shape.  This is very much the description of how when we die we lose our material bodies and take on the non-material shape of spirit.

The characteristics of illusion and confusion, which I once subscribed too, are, after a more intense look, just not Neptune. Neptune, according to NASA data, is the gravitational ruler of the kipper belt. Neptune is doing to the kipper belt what Jupiter is doing to the inner planets and asteroid belt and that is keeping it in line. Neptune orbits the sun at about 33 AU, which are 33 Earth orbits away. In addition, Neptune has a gravitational influence of up to 75 AU on the kipper belt. This includes the gravitational influence over Pluto which orbits at a resonance of 1:2 to Neptune. That is Pluto orbits twice for every one Neptune orbit. This leads me to believe that the aspects between Neptune and Pluto are exceptionally powerful in a chart as one influences the other in a dramatic way.

With this gravitational rulership the attributes of illusion and confusion just do not play out especially when we look at this from a Hermetic perspective that everything has an influence on everything else.  The gravitational forces of Neptune are creating a resonance order in the kipper belt which does not bring confusion or illusion into Neptune’s gravitational domain only order. If we must address the attributes of illusion or confusion it would be because the message of Neptune was not properly received by the native.  

What we need to look at from an astrology perspective is what would cause the spiritual message of Neptune to become lost in translation. This will be covered next week when I shed some light on the aspects that can cause Neptune signal loss.

Holding the asp in my hand, terrified in letting it go and terrified in holding it, scared of the burning of the twin fangs piercing skin.

 Cold, calculating, yet burning with a deep seated anger that is directed to the asp in my hand.

The flicker of the asp’s tongue moves in indifference, in, out, up, and down with it’s eyes staring into my very soul challenging me to act.

Torch light casts half world shadows on the glossy scales echoing the rhythmic breathing of the folly that I hold in my hand.

Copper colored brown scales flicker with a destructive beauty that mesmerizes the intellect and speaks to the primal rages within the breast.

Rage that burns and plunges my emotions into a lake of fire and shorts my intellect; rage that engulfs my being and cuts my divinity from the gods in two.

Action that was swift and destructive ensues as the asp was cast from my presence and into the shadows of the neither that dance in awkward suggestive trance like moves.

It was a dance that was danced before as the last vestibules of light sputter and are extinguished as the torch of spirit is plugged into the ice water of rage.

As the light returns to the plains of emotion all that is shown is the charred rendered earth. The cracked and blackened emotional body pops and hisses as the fires of rage consume its last portions of fuel. The twin bite marks of the asp clearly showing on the burnt forearm.