The Non-Dimensional Reality - cont.
‘But unlike children, we adults have other -- and healthier -- alternatives. We can choose knowledge and awareness over compulsion and fear. Unfortunately, too many people are not yet aware of this choice. Maybe there is a little Stalin inside many of us. For all his power, he spent his life in fear of his father and clinging to the "blessings" of denial. Like Hitler, he believed that the annihilation of millions of people would free him of the tormenting fear of his father. But it didn't.’
Economic growth based on expanding consumer markets and powered by oil fuels has largely been responsible for the wealth and growth of the western world since the1890’s and during that time the USA has become the most powerful economic and military influence on the planet.
Recently the US has experienced an emergent discrepancy in its allocation of wealth, largely due to the growth of the financial industry in the 1980’s which has had an adverse affect on the wages of the labour markets that produce consumer items. Currently the US has the 27th median income in the world with 42% of the financial wealth being held by 1% of the population and 95% of financial wealth being owned by 20% of the people. On the eve of the American War of Independence – the last time Pluto transited Capricorn – the income of the average American, including slaves, was more equitable than it is today.
Economic inequalities have often been the precursors for revolution and the US with its huge disparity in wealth (compounded by the fact that much of its wealth is propped up by a foreign debt of between $16.9 and $70 trillion dollars) is certainly in that boat and astrologically the time is nigh for unrest to erupt into revolution.
The fifth of the eight Uranus square Pluto transits will occur on the 21st of April 2014 and the most notable arrangement at that time is the tightly orbed Grand Cross which has expansive Jupiter and warrior Mars adding weight to revolutionary Uranus fired up in Aries square transformative Pluto in the business control centre of Capricorn. A look at the US horoscope in April 2014, positions the Grand Cross on the USA’s Sun square Saturn.
In April 2014 the transit affects on the USA's Saturn and Sun can be interpreted as: Pluto opposite Sun square Saturn creating a tense focus on changing national economic policy; Uranus transiting the 4th square the Sun opposite Saturn indicating rebellion and change in regard to housing, land ownership and financial institutions; expansive Jupiter conjunct the Sun which will stimulate a desire to expand the countries prestige by interfering in the financial affairs of other countries which could possibly result in another war (most probably with oil interests in the background); and Mars conjunct Saturn square Sun and ruling the 4th house providing the wick of social discontent.
The people of America are represented by its Moon which is in Aquarius indicating an eclectic mix of peoples in the 3rd house of transport and communication with difficult sesquisquare aspects to both Saturn and the Sun. The transits of Uranus and Pluto in 2014 will activate these sesquisquares and motivate the 80% of Americans who own 5% of the wealth to voice their concerns.
There have been many significant humanitarian improvements in the world over the last century but the directional emphasis of the individual still surrounds a modern day concern for material growth that has culminated in a profound adverse effect on the global climate and environment. If change is to come it has to come through a change in the individual’s understanding, motivation and enjoyment of daily life with a decreased emphasis on the pursuit of wealth, sexual gratification, religious doctrine and inflated expressions of personal power. This is a huge leap and will require a majority consensus and a necessary period of chaos and political reform.
Swiss psychologist Alice Miller writes in the preface of her book ‘For Your Own Good - Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of Violence:
Truth is endemic to the individual although it may take a lifetime’s work and the right circumstances to understand conflicting personal tendencies and difficult growth environments.The trick is to observe your own actions in the third person rather than being totally involved and absorbed by the first person with all its entanglements. This way you connect with everything (perhaps by biophotons?) and are able to evaluate whether your external self is acting within the parameters of the creator.
Neuroscientist Todd Murphy believes that most of us seek enlightenment through an ongoing process where we gradually refuse to use the processes of our brain that we intuitively feel to be incongruous to our own understanding of truth. Through this lack of use the memories and functioning of negative processes cease to be.
‘…slowly disconnecting from negative structures...’
The most compelling instinctual directive of intelligent life is to understand who we are and in the light of that realisation find our rightful place in an existence full of coincidental happenings and interconnected situations and events. The process of meditation and living in the now has its place but evolution also requires forward thinking, planning and reflection along with a purposeful seeking to understand the timeless, all embracing light that emanates from infinite suns across the Universe - as well as from the DNA molecules that are the building blocks of all life.
Copernicus saw that the Earth rotated around the Sun rather than the Sun rotating around the Earth and in the same way Kant saw that individual actions were the cornerstones of morality rather than the Machiavellian ‘ends justifying the means’. A similar reversal of viewpoint has been made in a number of ancient philosophies and has existed right through to contemporary theosophical thinking – the fact that we are a spiritual essence that has miraculously taken on physical form and evolved over 3.8 billion years into an intelligent life form.
When the origin of life is recognised as being a non-dimensional divinity that permeates all life forms with the same fundamental truths, then the external world can be seen more clearly as a manifestation that has evolved physical structures for survival and sensory organs as an interface for intelligence – an intelligence that may one day understand creation.
‘Call it freedom, independence, unity, Nirvana, the joy of the Lord, or the heart of the paradox of the ideal. That which says “I” in us and does not name itself has come into its own.’
In the astrology of countries the Sun represents the national character and identity of the country. In the USA’s horoscope the Sun is on the cusp of the 8th house (four degrees ‘in’ using Koch, three degrees ‘out’ using Placidius) and in the sign of Cancer which would deem the US to be a country that takes a caring approach to its financial relations with foreign countries.
America has Saturn which represents the control of government, law, property and the economy, in the 10th house of national prestige and this Saturn is in a difficult relationship with the US Sun such that America is inclined to give only to the extent that the giving furthers its own interests. Although the US gives $30 billion annually in developmental assistance (twice its nearest rivals the UK, Germany, and France) its benevolence is placed 19th when expressed as a percentage of Gross National Income.