Saturday, December 15, 2012

Ray Merriman

Ray Merriman, normally speaks of stocks and trades and fiscal issues on his site.  And so he did today.  But he also spoke of CT.  

    This is the political and economic synchronicity of the Uranus-in-Aries and Pluto-in-Capricorn waxing square.  There is the huge debt (Pluto) of governments (Capricorn) all over the world. No one wants to apply measures of austerity (Capricorn) required in government reforms (Pluto in Capricorn). They want what they desire (Aries), and if they don’t get it, people will become angry and the situation will become explosive every quickly (Uranus in Aries). Matters can quickly spiral out of control. Not only can people get angry, they can get violent and lives could be in danger (Uranus square Pluto).

Socially we see these types of events related to Uranus and Pluto happening more often now than usual, as on Friday when a gunman opened fire in an elementary school in Connecticut killing 26 people, including 20 children. This was within hours of Uranus turning stationary direct. Uranus, of course, is one of the principles involved in this powerful but dangerous geocosmic aspect that has the potential for these kinds of mindless, insane, tragedies.

    Another example of potential dangers was evident this week as North Korea successfully launched a long-range Unha-3 missile, which many fear will be a preview of a future launch with a nuclear warhead.

Thus, as we come into the end of the year, and the December 21 end of an age via the Mayan Calendar, we observe that the world is not very safe or secure. Economically and politically, there is danger of the Fiscal Cliff looming immediately ahead. Militarily, we see the advance of terrorist states towards acquisition of nuclear warheads. And socially, there are some people who are crossing over the edge of sanity and erupting in acts of violence against innocent people, even children. When will all this madness and danger end? Astrologically, probably not for another two years.

    But people have choices. It can end whenever society and governments start trusting one another again and work harder towards co-creating a climate of safety and security (instead of fear and anxiety), which of course is easy to say and hard to enact. In the meantime, the more the “blame-game” continues amongst leaders and society, and leaders towards one another, the demonstration of compassion and trust becomes increasingly invisible. And yet it is there, waiting to be tapped, for Neptune – the planet of compassion and trust – is in its home sign of Pisces, the sign of compassion and trust, for the next 13 years. It may take until the summer of 2013 to be activated, when Jupiter moves into Cancer and forms a potentially magical grand trine with Saturn and Neptune, all in water signs. We haven’t seen that since 1967. That was a time when peace marches started to arise all over the world, and eventually led to the end of the Viet Nam War. People demanded an end to the violence. They protested. They fought for peace and an end to war, and eventually they got it. Neptune may not be assertive, but if persistent, it can outlast the aggressors (Uranus in Aries, square Pluto).

If this week’s column seems more sad and distraught than usual, it is because I am deeply saddened and distraught by the events of today. I know I am not alone. Twenty children, needlessly gunned downed by a crazed gunman. If you are parent, you understand what this does to your psyche. And you search for an understanding when all you feel is sadness and grief. That too is a quality of Neptune. Neptune in Pisces can be a deep sadness, where tears flow at the utter cruelty that people enact towards one another, especially innocent children. In times like this, I am grateful that I understand astrology, for it is the only study that I know of that really offers an understanding of why and how this happens.

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