Credit: Tom Jacobi
“Step one, you say, ‘We need to talk.’ He walks, you say, ‘Sit down. It’s just a talk.’ He smiles politely back at you. You stare politely right on through some sort of window to your right as he goes left and you stay right. Between the lines of fear and blame you begin to wonder why you came. Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend somewhere alone in the bitterness and I would have stayed up with you all night had I known how to save a life.”
Humans are tribal by nature and value that which supports “our kind.” Polarization is defined as “a sharp division, as of a population or group, into opposing factions.” To depolarize a situation requires us to consider “values.” Differences create anxiety. The irony is that we all want to feel safe and secure. We all love, laugh, cry and poop in the same language. What we project outwardly is a worldview that provides a mirror image of ourselves as individuals and members of “our group.” Depolarization!
The New Moon on May 6th @ 16 Taurus brings an opportunity to build a new foundation for Unity. Every month we hit the “Cosmic Reset Button” during the New Moon. In his first Inaugural Address Abraham Lincoln famously called on citizens to find the “better angels of our nature,” in order to come together and find commonality between the North and South. Depolarization!
Each New Moon reveals another step in the Evolution of our species. This New Moon delivers the space between the “inhale” and “exhale” of a breath. Take a pause. Go outside. Be in the body. Be in Nature. Reflect. Rest. Lighten up. Feel with all the senses. Exhale slowly. Barefoot in grass. Create stability. Create Unity. The Full Moon two weeks ago asked us to consider the “price” for sustaining a polarized situation? What is the value of my currency? Depolarization!
Venus and Earth co-rule Taurus, the natural 2nd House of Currency, “what is mine, what is important to me, my self-worth and my values” be it physical, emotional, intellectual or spiritual in nature (attraction/money). The energy is “fixed Earth” and the symbol is a Bull, stubborn sensual strength. Balance is found in what we all “share,” like our home planet, Earth. Depolarization!
What do you value most? What do you fear losing most? How easily can it be replaced? Some things are irreplaceable! We treat the Earth AND each other exactly how we treat ourselves! Depolarization!
“Let him know that you know best ‘cause after all you do know best. Try to slip past his defense without granting innocence. Lay down a list of what is wrong. The things you’ve told him all along, pray to God, he hears you and I pray to God, he hears you. And where did I go wrong? I lost a friend somewhere alone in the bitterness and I would have stayed up with you all night had I known how to save a life.”
Sun – Moon – Venus – Mercury Rx – Sedna – Vesta in Taurus
Depolarizing the current status quo is going to require some thought. Unfortunately the human brain is not wired for “equal” negotiation with those who aren’t part of “my group.” What do “we” have in common? Are differences really about “good vs. evil?” Is it possible differences are really about “my good vs. your good” or “my right vs. your right?” How does one version of “good” differ from another version of “good?” If it’s all “good” how can it be “bad or wrong?”
Why do humans treat doubting our beliefs as a weakness? Doubt supports considering a realistic foundation while its brother, doubtlessness creates denial. In his 2nd Inaugural Address Abraham Lincoln did NOT say “God was on the right side so we won the war, nanny-nanny-boo-boo,” but rather concluded that “The Almighty has His own purposes.” Common ground was found for the Highest Good of All. Depolarization!
Humans love labels. Why do humans categorize others as “left or right, good or evil?” Categorizing others creates separation with the result being harmful to everyone. Be very specific when drawing conclusions about what is “left, right, good, bad and/or evil.” Engage the individual within a group. Chances are good you will be surprised! Human to Human we find commonality. Depolarization!
To clarify the self-deception it’s important to go into detail (the more the better) about what makes another good or bad, right or wrong. Chances are good that what’s happening is someone is making a generalization about a “group” not an individual. JUDGE NO ONE! Depolarization!
“As he begins to raise his voice you lower yours and grant him one last choice. Drive until you lose the road or break with the ones you’ve followed. He will do one of two things. He will admit to everything or he’ll say he’s just not the same and you’ll begin to wonder why you came. Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend somewhere alone in the bitterness and I would have stayed up with you all night had I known how to save a life.”
Jupiter Rx – Saturn Rx – Neptune – Mutable T-Square
Currency Conflict! There’s just enough tension to “make or break” a situation with this New Moon. I live in North Carolina and we made the news again. This time it’s called the “Bathroom Law.” It’s meant to keep trans-gender folks using the bathroom according to their gender at birth. The US Justice Department says the law violates the U.S. Civil Rights Act. NC has until Monday, May 9th, to respond. What we have here is “polarization to spare” in NC.
What makes the case so interesting is that the State House Speaker said there would be no response by Monday and later the same day the Governor said the State would respond by the Monday deadline. Follow the money! NC will lose federal funding if they violate federal law. Depolarization!
Mars Rx – Jupiter Rx – Saturn Rx – Mercury Rx – Pluto Rx – Chiron @ September 16, 2016 Eclipse Degree
Building a new economic system takes time. The biggest “dirty little secret” around right now is that 47% of Middle-Class Americans don’t have $400 stashed away if there was an emergency. (Oh, the “shame” if anyone found out. What would people think?) Did you know that 62 individuals have as much wealth as 3.7 BILLION people? The retrograde reflection is an opportunity to change our point of view about the American Dream. REMEMBER – – Capitalism was designed to extract and hoard wealth.
In reality, economic prosperity has improved, not through capitalism, but through a combination of scientific advances that lead to new technologies, the rise of democracies that recirculate wealth, an increase in fundamental human rights and the protection of nature. Build an economic system based on hoarding and presumed scarcity and that’s what we get. Why do we feel shame because others hoard wealth? Reflect on the meaning of the American Dream and who taught it to you. Depolarization!
Grand Earth Trine – New Moon – Jupiter – Pluto
Turn (financial) Shame into resolve! Wealthy people do not make the impoverished feel ashamed. Humans feed their own humiliation by worrying how others will see “me.” It takes practice to overcome that. It’s like the old saying “sticks and stones may break my bones but words cannot hurt me.” Well guess what? Words do hurt. One by one, step by step, we are breaking down myths into a new workable reality. Depolarization!
What is your “currency?” Look to the House where Taurus resides to find your answer. No one has failed in the Land of Opportunity. We have to change the way the game is being played. It takes time and as always, change begins with “me.” Do you have anything you can SHARE and/or SPARE? Be the “silver-lining in the cloud” for yourself! Depolarization!
“Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend somewhere alone in the bitterness and I would have stayed up with you all night had I known how to save a life. How to save a life. How to save a life. Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend somewhere alone in the bitterness and I would have stayed up with you all night had I known how to save a life. How to save a life.”