Archive for July, 2010


July 25, 2010

6;36 pm PDT


Aquarius is associated with the planet Uranus which was discovered in 1781 only a few decades after electricity was harnessed and began the flow of energy that would invent and power the light bulb (popping up over the heads of the new inventors, genuises and other scientists with new ideas) and charge such inventions as the battery, camera and hot air balloon.  Uranus was also discovered between both the French and American Revolutions. So Aquarius came to be associated with freedom, revolution, rebellion, electricity, eccentricity, technology, the New Age, community and being a humanitarian. Although certain Aquarians can send a shocking bolt out of the blue because many of them have their head in the clouds with eccentric ideas. As Einstein said:
imagination is far greater than knowledge.


Here we are, centuries later, shifting into the Age of Aquarius. Change is taking place at a more rapid pace, we spend our valuable energy on trying to change so many things at once but as the saying goes:
the more things change, the more they remain the same.  Even Shakespeare said: Striving to better, oft we mar what is well. So we expend our resources attempting to change the world around us. Many  people attempt to change others out of fear and ignorance.  Our differences are our similarities.  Change our attitude and we change our world. Nothing is constant but change.  Therefore, as a human ( man or woman) we create and affect change everyday.  We engage in change all the time… if you want to make change… this Full Moon is a perfect opportunity.  If you follow the Solar/Lunar Way this is the day…we are all a part of the global community. Adopt an attitude of gratitude.


Commune means to come together, not only as a group but to honour and respect (take a closer look) the Free Spirit within us all.  Perhaps this is why alot of Air Signs such as Aquarius are emotionally reserved taking the time to allow the waters of the unconscious to pour into the urn of their conscious mind (air).  Aquarius is the Water Bearer…
nothing is as soft as water, but who can withstand the raging flood? (Lao-Ma).   Where water represents the emotions I feel it is important in this Age of Communication to be not only mindful but also heartful. This is why many people feel disconnected and want to belong.  Social Networking is a result of the Leo/Aquarius axis.  The Sun in Leo wants to receive love and attention…deep down yearning for acceptance and approval in a very competitive society…and willing to risk all individuality to belong to a group or even a gang.  This is not the lion’s roar…this is the rebel’s yell:  freedom!


The Full Moon in Aquarius reflects the motivating Sun in Leo and illuminates the mind with the changes we feel compelled to make while in a state of playfulness in the summer heat.   So the cycle continues in the eternal ebb and flow of evolution and revolution.  Gather with friends in positive action rather than negative reaction.  There is a time to dream and a time to awaken.  Be a part of the solution. Be a Rebel with a Cause!


(c) Richard Barrett 2010

Where do feelings go in cyberspace…where do feelings belong in cyberspace…trapped in a world wide web of no love…where does love flow in the electronic sea?…the mysts of microsoft…computer hardware overflowing more than pewter cups of emotion…the whole enigmatic indifference of hearts electrocuted…reputed…in the short circuit cyber brain…the mind downloaded with intelligence yet unable to channel wisdom…click on the hindsight..the pure sight of celestial light…unable to open file…bad gateway to the soul…where does love grow in the dark?…the entangled web that has been woven…promising freedom…three dimensional dreams of synthesized sensory perception…technologic deception…virtual reality…organic world…


©
2002 Richard Barrett

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New Moon in Cancer

New Moon in Cancer

July 11, 2010
12:40pm PDT

The Moon is hiding within the Light of the Sun…a holographic lover in the sky!  The New Moon in Cancer is the Moody Moon…all about feeling! It can be like a day at the beach with loved ones.  It can be like a crab hiding beneath a rock needing its space.  Cancer the Crab can be very sensitive and can get a little crabby if the heat is on too strong.  Remember that the crab has a tough shell on the outside but is very soft on the inside.  Being a Water Sign, we can easily be washed away by a tidal wave of strong emotion .  Moon and Mood are synonymous and come and go like the tides.  Sometimes we can feel dark and empty like the New Moon or we can feel light and fulfilled like the Full Moon.  Everyones mood changes; just as the moon changes during her 29.5 day cycle, sometimes appearing in the sky during the day but somewhat more visible at night.   Cancer is ruled by the Moon.


It is the first New Moon of summer, so a lot of people will be on vacation retreating near the water, to keep cool from the heat of the Sun.  Some of us will be hanging at the beach, swimming in a lake, fishing on a river or meditating by a waterfall. Others will be singing or crying at home in a shower.  We all want to be nurtured and loved, even when we deny that need.  Cancer is associated with the Mother, Family, Home, Hearth, Cooking, Nurturing, and Compassion.  It draws our attention to our origins.  Some of us have lost our mothers and seek her in others.  Other people need to cut the apron string from an overprotective mother, who tenaciously clings on like a crab, and move on with their own life.


I feel that we are all part of the Great Mother and belong to the World Tree, not only our Family Tree.  There have been many occasions when I did not have the arms of a mother to nurture and protect me.  Instead, I have found solace in Mother Earth who has held and comforted me, when no one else could or would.  She listens without judgment, holding me for as long as I need.  She feeds me and nourishes me.  She wipes away my tears with a gentle breeze and cleanses me with her tears of rain.  She gently cradles me in the water adorned with sunlight sparkling like a thousand diamonds dancing upon the sea.


The Archetypal Great Mother flows through everyone if they are open to the experience. Many people are Care Givers in a variety of ways.  Health Spas, Healing Retreats, Alternative Health Care and Hospices, all offering healing touch with aromatic herbs and remedies.  Nature is a vital part of the Healing Arts.  Those who truly care can have such a miraculous impact in the healing process of others.  We all need to nurture and to be nurtured.  Just watching the adoration of a baby’s eyes for its mother can bring tears to my own.


During this New Moon cycle a lot of us will be able to sense the thoughts and feelings of others.  It is a time to be mindful of other people’s space, whether it is their home or their privacy.  Home is where the heart is…Om is where the heart is…not everyone is at home in their own body or able to express their true feelings.  Our relationships can mirror the type of connection we have with our selves and the parent that nurtured us the most, which could be either a mother or father.  If we try to trap the crab it will become defensive and move to a hiding place.  We wouldn’t build a castle on quicksand so why attempt to construct a relationship without a solid foundation?


Take the time to be near or in the water…it can take you back to a time when your body was floating in the womb of mother.  Prepare some nourishing food and reach the beach with friends and loved ones.  Allow yourself to feel all of the elements; as you rest upon the sand of the earth, in the cool ocean of water, breathing in the fresh air, beneath the fire of the sun.  Become one with all that is and in that awesome moment, allow the power of loving kindness and compassion to flow through you.  Again, nurture yourself and nurture others.  Take a vacation from the attachment of consencus reality and just be…or just beach.


Nude Beach


unveiled

covered with a copper tan

baring my soul

before the sea embracing

sand

while waves perform

their oceanic opera

for my aquamarine

mood
awake

upon a beach blanket

of sand

seaweed sleeps

as a breeze caresses

sunslept skin

beneath azure sky

I listen to a seashell

whispering wisdom
dreaming

I wish upon a starfish

hearing a seagull’s cry

that nothing can wash away

this natural place

except for the tide

of human

ignorance


(c) Richard Barrett 2010