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Jupiter in Virgo: Hubris or Humility

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on August 31, 2015 by sudhirastropoetica

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Lets continue to focus on Jupiter in Virgo, as per my previous blog. The archetypal images involved hold further riches that deserve to be extracted. Jupiter at his worst represents the political mind. Like Zeus in Greek mythology, he signifies the domination of linear, strategic thinking, over such qualities as intuition, a love of beauty and the genius of the feminine. At his best, Jupiter represents expansion and growth – the capacity to grow beyond the blindness of the love of power. In a contemporary context, all our politicians (left, right and centre) represent that part of us that is blinded by power; that remains wilfully ignorant of anything other than the language of domination.

Virgo represents the web of nature. The original Virgo goddesses represented the abundance that arises when one respects and honours the order of nature. At its worst Virgo signifies a moral rejection of nature, the outcome of which is aridity and stasis.

Put the negatives together and Jupiter in Virgo reads as the destruction of ecology by humanities blind lust for domination and power. Put the two positives together and it reads as the fertility that can arise, should we human beings transcend our historically habitual desire to dominate nature and instead learn to be an active, sensitive and intelligent part, of natures web.

Make no mistake, the issue of our relationship with nature is not going to go away. The issue of climate change is a perfect window into the implications of getting it right and getting it wrong. If you are unconvinced, or want to wish it away, go to your local book shop and purchase a copy of ‘This Will Change Everything’ by Naomi Klein. Her logic is passionate elegantly researched and irrefutable. She identifies capitalism in its present form, as hubris. Hubris for the ancient Greeks was the only sin. By overstepping our mark, we bring the heavens down on our heads. While Jupiter is in Virgo, we can use the image of Jupiter and the image of Virgo, to flesh out the conversation. Feel free to join in.

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Using the Stars to Navigate the Real World

Posted in Uncategorized on August 16, 2015 by sudhirastropoetica

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Tony Abbott and Climate Change

The world is heading in some pretty strange directions. That’s obvious to anyone with their eyes half open. How can the language of astrology possibly help? It seems so anachronistic. It need not be so. Astrology, as a language, has a lot of good things going for it. It’s metaphoric, symbolic, philosophic and gloriously removed from the kind of language that is most often used to analyse worldly goings on. Now that we live in a post-modern age where it is generally accepted by those in the know that we create our realities through the narratives we hold dearest to our hearts, why not use a language of symbols with the potential for depth built in. Let’s go.

The political mind has done it’s time. The world is sufficiently stuffed up that in contrast, anyone trying to come to terms with what’s happening, or who is trying to set things right, who is encumbered by their addiction to a political template is destined to embrace the fate of the dinosaurs. Left, right or centre doesn’t matter. It’s all a power game – and power games are intrinsically flawed. So flawed in fact that to play them is to be on the side of destruction.

In astrology the politician is Jupiter. Jupiter, or Zeus as he was previously known, came to be the emperor of the gods, when he overthrew the more primitive and instinctive titans. He maintained power through logic. He maintained it by doing his level best to dominate the feminine, through rape, seduction and subterfuge. Interesting. Jupiter is presently in the constellation of Virgo, the sign of ecology, the sign that represents the exquisite order of nature. Bearing in mind the reality of climate change and the gradual soiling of our ecological nest, to have the contrasting images of bombastic political Jupiter, puffed up with hubris faced with our need to care for the intricate spider’s web of our natural environment, the metaphors get really interesting. Think Tony Abbott and climate change and you have the picture. It’s destined for tears.