Lyrics: Miranda Lambert – The House That Built Me
“I know they say you can’t go home again. I just had to come back one last time. Ma’am I know you don’t know me from Adam. But these handprints on the front steps are mine. And up those stairs, in that little back bedroom is where I did my homework and I learned to play guitar. And I bet you didn’t know under that live oak my favorite dog is buried in the yard.”
From here to (t)here!
2015 ends with Jupiter in Virgo opposing Chiron in Pisces inconjunct Uranus in Aries.
2016 ends with Jupiter in Libra opposing Uranus in Aries inconjunct Chiron in Pisces.
A Mighty Paradox!
Time gives us “perspective.” Before we can “make peace” with others we must “make peace” with self. Look back at how many times you’ve tried to “make peace” with others while not being “at peace with with myself.” One of the most fascinating aspects of astrology is being able to see all the components working together (past-present-future). We will end 2015 asking the question “why do I have to color inside the lines?” We each find our own answer by Christmas 2016. Color outside the lines!
“The words ‘many are called, but few are chosen’ are singularly appropriate here, for the development of personality from the germ-state to full consciousness is at once a charisma and a curse, because its first fruit is the conscious and unavoidable segregation of the single individual from the undifferentiated and unconscious herd.” ~Carl Jung
There hasn’t been a Full Moon on Christmas Day since 1977, the same year Star Wars was released! It’s been 38 years, that’s one Saturn/Neptune Synodic Cycle. The Force Awakens! December 25th brings the 3rd Full Moon at 3-degrees (3 Cancer). The Moon (full and fecund) rules the natural 4th House of Cancer, a Water sign. Emotion. Water is the most powerful force on Earth. It will go around what it cannot move and carves out space along the way. Cancer is the sign of home, Mom, the beginning and end of life, sanctuary, re-creation, nurturing, patriotism and the family mythology (similar to Religious Mythology). Home for the Holidays! Color outside the lines!
Merry Ho-Ho! Santa (1288) is conjunct the Galactic Center so everyone receives new crayons from the Universe for Christmas. How we use them is up to us. The difference between God and Santa is that Santa only visits once a year. Right? It’s time to re-imagine an old situation/scenario from a new point of view. Imagination is creative fuel for the Soul. What if and why not? Color outside the lines!
“I thought if I could touch this place or feel it this brokenness inside me might start healing. Out here it’s like I’m someone else, I thought that maybe I could find myself if I could just come in I swear I’ll leave. Won’t take nothing but a memory from the house that built me.”
CHANGE (n.) — A deep and often painful realization that the ‘Old You’ didn’t make it, but that the current ‘New You’ survived. ~Rebelle Society
Personally: It is easy to lose our “sense of Self” during the Holidays. Expectations! The “New You” made it, but the “Old You” didn’t. If you are spending time with family members, take a look at the family mythology. Who is obligated to whom? And the bigger question is “why?” It comes down to one word – – – FEAR! That’s a Cultural Myth. “Obey me or else” comes from Religious Myth. Once a human is no longer afraid to be afraid it’s amazing how quickly a situation changes. This Full Moon finds us standing at the door of “my real self.” Color outside the lines!
“No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side. Or you don’t.” ~Stephen King
Christmas Day Uranus, the Master Rebel, stations direct @ 16 Aries. He’s a real-live-Showstopper-Scene-Stealer! A brand new color in the crayon box! Expect the unexpected because more than The Force Awakens on Christmas Day! Uranus vibrates to authenticity and delivers a healthy-heapin’ of serendipity (right on cue) to show us the “true face behind the Mirror.” Stay present. You will not miss this opportunity. Life is a journey, there is no destination. Above all, keep a healthy sense of humor! Color outside the lines!
And then we have 2 pesky Yods! You want to take action, but what kind of action are we talking about? Back and forth. Back and forth. I smell a smidge of passive-aggressive behavior. Respond rather than react. Something that has been taken for granted for way too long is no longer acceptable. Seek balance and understand that checking one’s motives is most appropriate before taking ANY action. Color outside the lines!
“How will my actions ripple out to others,” is the question of the day! Christianity offers the promise of Jesus’ accomplishments but does not establish the means to accomplish them. What would Jesus do? Be honest with self and others, be consistent, be willing and appreciative of Self and Self’s possibilities. If questions are asked looking for a “yes” or “no” answer, then there will not be discussions of “right” or “wrong.” There’s a big difference in yes/no and right/wrong. Color outside the lines!
“Mama cut out pictures of houses for years from ‘Better Homes and Garden magazines. Plans were drawn, concrete poured, and nail by nail and board by board Daddy gave life to mama’s dream. I thought if I could touch this place or feel it this brokenness inside me might start healing. Out here it’s like I’m someone else, I thought that maybe I could find myself. If I could just come in I swear I’ll leave. Won’t take nothing but a memory from the house that built me.”
- What if humans were to discover that the biblical version of God is nothing more than a man-made-creation used to keep us in line with the wishes of the “powers that be?” Color outside the lines!
- What if we were to discover that we do not need a go-between to have a relationship with The Universe? Color outside the lines!
- What if we were to discover that our familial myth mirrors our religious myths? Color outside the lines!
- What if we were to discover that no one on Earth owes us anything? Color outside the lines!
- What if we were to discover that we owed The Universe for the privilege of getting the Trip of a Lifetime here on Earth? Color outside the lines!
- What if we were to discover that we’re addicted to the Cultural Kool-Aid? Color outside the lines!
- What if we were to discover that science doesn’t really understand any more about The Universe than religion does? Color outside the lines!
- What if we were to find the “meeting space” between Religion and Cosmology? Color outside the lines!
- Why don’t we use the same criteria-rules-hoops for gun-purchasers that we have for women seeking abortions? Color outside the lines!
The Universe communicates with us at all times. Pay attention! It might be a song, a conversation overheard, an old book, magazine or something read online, but we have to be able to “color outside the lines” to hear the message! Color outside the lines!
This is the halfway point between the Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016 Eclipse Season. We will come out on the “other side” in March. The pressure will build in the coming months that will test even the most “spiritual” of folks. Color outside the lines!
What if our Spirits really just wanted to experience duality in the 3-D world? Nothing more. Nothing less. Indeed, we are in the world but that doesn’t mean we have to be “of the world.” Slow down, the madness, anger, rage and fury will be coming to a close in just a few short months! We all have something to contribute to the “whole.” No “one” is more important that the “other,” remember that! Color outside the lines!
“You leave home, you move on and you do the best you can. I got lost in this whole world and forgot who I am. I thought if I could touch this place or feel it this brokenness inside me might start healing. Out here it’s like I’m someone else, I thought that maybe I could find myself. If I could walk around I swear I’ll leave. Won’t take nothing but a memory from the house that built me.”
All is well! 🙂