Finally the elections are over. Doesn’t the campaigning go on too long until we are all exhausted and just want it over with? What I noticed with this election is that a lot of shadow projection was, and is, going on in our nation’s politics. The shadow is a Jungian term for all the instinctive, irrational and unconscious parts of ourselves The shadow is the negative parts of our personality that were unacceptable to our parents when we were growing up, unacceptable to the society and are unacceptable to us because we want to appear and believe ourselves to not have any negative qualities. Rage, envy, jealousy and other negative emotions result from shadow material. The shadow is exemplified by the witch in fairy tales, a way to introduce the shadow to children who love these tales. These days, of course, the shadow is being portrayed by the vampire, especially in the Twilight Saga and the teenagers are using him for their projections. The jury is sill out whether or not it is healthy for young people to have something to project onto.
But, back to our election. We have always had a country to hate and to project our shadow onto. Japan during World War II and Russia in more recent times Well, we don’t have a country to project onto anymore, so I believe we are projecting onto the candidates. I have seen each of the candidates demonized by the other. And people around me were terrified that their candidate wouldn’t win. But we have no idea who these candidates really are or what they would do if elected. In the past, they have acted contrary to what we were led to believe about them. For example, when Romney was governor of Massachusetts, he was pro-choice and pro-universal health care. Obama in his last term passed a National Defense Authorization Act which to me is the end of Democracy as we know it. It basically makes our country a place where any citizen can be detained indefinitely without a trial and without due process. I’m sure this act will be used against the Occupiers. See their protests here
All we do know about these candidates is what the media tells us. Even though we now have hundreds of TV stations, so that it appears that we have a choice where we are getting our information, the major TV stations are all owned by only 6 Corporations. There is a similar situation with our major newspapers. So we only know the candidates by what the major Corporations tell us. And then we have the Commission on Presidential Debates which was set up by the Democratic and Republican parties in 1987, to make sure there was no TV exposure for any third party. I wanted to see Jill Stein, the green party candidate debate Romney and Obama. Fat Chance!
I must say here that I am very happy that the Creepy Anti-Choice, Legitimate Rape guys got defeated. There are all Republicans, but if Romney won the election, would he have aligned with these creeps? Who knows? See Rachel Maddow’s hilarious take on what she calls the creepy rape and abortion comments caucus
As Woody Allen said in one of his movies, it is all a travesty and a sham, a sham and a travesty
Jung felt that our only
salvation was for each individual to work on our shadow, so we do not project
it. For one way to do this, see the book,
Inner Work by Robert A. Johnson.
PS: Just heard today, Nov 30, that Sen Dianne Feinstein and Mike lee have introduced an Amendment to the NDAA to protect American citizens against indefinite detention. I hope it passes.
Sorry for this rant. Let’s go on to something more pleasant like the end of the world.
This is the month of the dreaded or eagerly awaited Winter Solstice of 2012; the end of the Mayan Long Count. Do you think the earth will shift on its axis or that a rogue planet will hit us and we will all be destroyed? Or do you think we will wake up on Dec 22 and the world will look like a Dumbo movie with Dumbo flying around (I know I am giving away my age again) and the birds chirping? Or do you think all of us will have our consciousness raised 10 millimeters and we will be so full of love for all mankind that the wars around the world will suddenly stop?
The scenario that you are attracted to has a lot to do with whether you are fear based; having lots of Scorpio and Pluto in your chart (the end of the world scenario) or are the happy ones having Jupiter and Sagittarius (the Disney scenario), or idealistic and spiritual having Pisces and Neptune (the consciousness raising scenario). Or if you have Saturn and Capricorn in your chart as I do than you don’t believe any of it!]
Bob Makransky, an astrologer friend of mine lives in Guatemala and has met many Mayan Priests and this is his take on the Mayan Prophecy - Magical Almanac
Dates to Watch:
Dec 2 – Sun Opposite Jupiter. You tend to exaggerate today. You are telling some tall tales and everyone is on to you.
Dec 10 – Mercury enters Sagittarius until December 29, 2012. Mercury turned direct on November 26. Mercury has been in Scorpio bringing up strong, irrational feelings. Now we will be able to let go of the heavy thoughts and start chatting with our friends and having fun.
Dec 11 - Mercury Square Neptune. Don’t travel today, you may lose your luggage. You are not playing with a full deck. Confusion and deceit is the name of the game.
Dec 13 – New Moon at 21 Sagittarius. This New Moon heralds the start of more energy, freedom and a desire to be up and doing. It calls for action.
Uranus turns Direct at 4 degrees Aries. While Uranus has been retrograde (since July 2012), he was still making changes, but they were behind the scenes. We had no idea what he was up to. Now we will see these changes manifest on a global scale. Maybe our government will start to do some real work. Stranger things have happened. The revolutions around the world may get more intense. You may feel a bit rebellious yourself if you have any personal planets (Sun, Mercury, Moon, Venus or Mars) or the Ascendant at 4 Aries/Libra.
Dec 14 – Mercury Trine Uranus. Mercury is helping Uranus make the radical changes he wants to make now that he is direct. On a personal level this is a great time to write some outrageous blog posts.
Dec 15 – Venus enters Sagittarius until January 8, 2013. Venus has been in Scorpio since Thanksgiving. So we were mired down in all kinds of emotional crap. Now Venus can do what she does best, flirt, and flit around and not fall into any boring commitments.
Dec 16 – Venus Square Neptune. You may be too timid on this one. Maybe you are a pushover because you want everyone to be “nice” and get along. And you want so much to be loved that you will sacrifice your individual feelings.
Dec 17 – Mercury Opposite Jupiter. Today you may be talking your head off,bragging about what a great guy/girl you are. Seriously, no one wants to hear it - back off.
Dec 19 – Venus Trine Uranus. This is a nice aspect. You can go out and see some beautiful paintings, hear pleasing music and have fun with your friends.
Dec 21 – Sun enters Capricorn until January 19, 2013. The Winter Solstice.
So the story goes that on this date the Sun aligns with the center of the Milky Way Galaxy exactly for the first time in 26,000 years. The energy from the center of the galaxy is streaming into our energy field.
Dec 22 – Venus Opposite Jupiter. A day for extravagance and excess. Don’t eat that second donut. In one day, you could gain all the weight back that you lost over the last month.
Dec 25 – Mars enters Aquarius until Feb 1, 2013. Mars in Aquarius likes to save the world. He wants to get involved in social action. Usually Mars is all about “me”, but in this placement he turns his thoughts to the world and what he can do about the many problems we have now.
Dec 28, 2012 – Full Moon at
7 Cancer. This Full Moon has the Sun conjunct
Pluto. Pluto wants to transform our
structures by first destroying what we have built us and then rebuilding --
regeneration is the word. This Full Moon
may find you very emotional and dealing with lots of past grief, hurts and
Dec 31 – Mercury enters Capricorn until Jan 18, 2013. Mercury in Capricorn is very serious. He just wants to talk about business, old ideas, old stuff. Good time to go antiquing.
OUTER PLANET TRANSITS
JUPITER is in Gemini until Aug 27, 2013. This month Jupiter is moving retrograde and will move from 11 Gemini to 7 Gemini. During the retrograde, your plans for expansion may slow down. You don’t feel as exuberant as you did. Look to the house in your natal chart that holds 7 to 11 Gemini. In this area of your life you may feel limited during the retrograde.
SATURN is in Scorpio until Dec 24, 2014. This month Saturn moves from 6 to 9 of Scorpio. If you have the Ascendant or any personal planets at 6 to 9 degrees of Scorpio or Taurus in your natal chart, you may be in store for some hard lessons around the issues ruled by the planet and the house the planet is in or rules. Scorpio rules passion, sex and depths of all kinds and Saturn may ask you to take on more responsibility for how you control your rage and psychological expression.
URANUS is in Aries until 2018. This
month Uranus is still retrograde until Dec 13 when he starts moving
direct. He will stay at 4 degrees all
month. We all feel a need to rebel; we
want more freedom and want to make some radical changes in our life. I
believe in “cooperating with the inevitable”. If you have Uranus in a
challenging aspect to your ascendant or personal planets, go on a long
vacation, move, or make some major changes in your life.
NEPTUNE (creativity, sensitivity, escapism, dreams) has just moved into Pisces until 2026. This month Neptune is moving from 0 to 1 degree of Pisces all month. A lack of focus, a sense of drifting or an inability to see a betrayal or disappointment until it's too late can be experienced by those of you with the Sun or Personal Planets at 0 or 1 degree of Pisces or Virgo. For the enlightened out there, Neptune can also bring artistic, musical, creative expression, increased dreams and spiritual insights.
PLUTO is in Capricorn until 2023. This month Pluto will move from 8 to 9 degrees of Capricorn all month. Everyone is feeling the urge to purge and to find his or her truth. Profound changes will be felt especially by those with Sun, Ascendant or personal planets at 8 or 9 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer.
Have a good holiday,