Energy For the New Age

We have felt it coming all year. It is in the people we meet. It is in the pace of events. It came with the COVID-19 virus, record wild fire season, and record hurricane season.  It showed its face in the Women’s Marches, the Black Lives Matter protests, the Wall of Moms, and the record voting turnout in both the primaries and general election. The old, Piscean age is in its last days, and the new Aquarian age is coming forward.

Especially we can see arrival of the new age in the past several days. On December 3, a stray meteor streaked from Toronto, Canada to Norfolk, Virginia, leaving a brilliant trail and sonic booms in its wake. This preceded the Geminid meteor shower, which peaked on December 13. On December 14 Chileans were able to observe a total eclipse of the sun. On December 19 there was a series of earthquakes in no less likely places than Kansas and Oklahoma. Over the past 3 days there have been 86 inches of snow in the Nii Gate Prefecture in Japan. Today was a combination of winter solstice and the closest great conjunction in nearly 800 years, in 1226 AD. My husband and I went out and saw that bright star that is the result of Jupiter and Saturn coming together. Even though the sun had not fully set, the star was bright and an amazing thing to see. The energy of the universe is strong, and it is hitting humans in a big way.

This great conjunction is of tremendous importance. It is occurring at zero degrees Aquarius. While some people debate about the actual start date of the Age of Aquarius (some place it at 11/11/11), I submit that this fact in addition to all the rest of the natural events point to the crossover date being today, 21/21/2020. What we have been seeing over the past few decades is the death throes of the Age of Pisces and the birth of the new age. Pisces is the age of paternalism, of hierarchy, of power, of material things. It is the age of charismatic leaders dictating the behavior and thinking of their followers, of strong monarchs, and of the exercise of power over our fellow humans. The light side of Pisces was invention, innovation, development, and knowledge. The dark side was greed, misogyny, bigotry, and arrogance (although these traits can exist at any time). The best representations of the Piscean age are feudalism and plantation slavery. We have seen, as this age is phasing out, many strongly Piscean individuals engaged in a ferocious mutiny against the end of their era.

The new era will be characterized by community, equality, networks, and information. It will level the hierarchies, and there will be more equality among the nations. A key feature of the Aquarian age is the distribution of knowledge and goods and services. Individuals will be both more independent and more interdependent. The more we understand how to take care of ourselves the more we realize how much we depend on each other. There will be great movement toward self care, self development, and good eating. In addition, there will be a great focus on care of the planet and all who share the planet with us.

The signs of the change have become hard to miss. As we become more international, nationalists are fighting to pull us back. As we become more aware of the equality of all races and genders and more tolerant of allowing people to express gender in the way that works for them, the more we find white nationalism, religious and ethnic bigotry, and suppression of women being pushed from the other side. The tremendous change on culture is threatening to tear this nation in half. This is to be expected, because about half of the souls incarnated in this country are finishing up their Piscean work and half are moving into their Aquarian work. As fewer souls with cleanup from the Piscean world incarnate and more souls incarnate who are taking up their Aquarian growth, this will subside.

In the meantime, we need to do what we can to help our national consciousness, or, as Dion Fortune calls it, our national group soul, weather the changes and move forward with the best elements of the Aquarian age at the forefront. We should also try to hold on to the lessons we learned during the Piscean age. We do this by injecting into our group mind the thoughts emotions we would like to bring forth into our culture. As stated before, these are equality, freedom, and rule of law. We add to that care, compassion, community, and hope. We do not have to go out and preach these values. We recall our appropriate sacred kings who make themselves available on the inner planes to gently guide our national conscience.

As I have indicated before, I visualize the rotunda in our capital building. I see the big round table in the center, surrounded by great souls who have been the better sides of our country. I visualize us together lifting up those who live in this country in love and peace, lifting the hungry, poor, and unhoused into comfort and prosperity. I visualize us looking around the world to those  in need of our love and concern and offering what we can to allow them to thrive. As I leave the table, I know that these thoughts are being magnified by souls of good will and injected – almost like a vaccine – into our national group mind. So mote it be. 

Do Not Disfigure Your Soul

In one of the ancient belief systems I have read about there is a mandate for living one’s life: “Do no harm. Do good whenever possible. Do not disfigure your soul.” The first two sentences seem straightforward, although the more you ponder them the more difficult they become. But that last sentence is one of the most profound I have read. Do not disfigure your soul. What does that mean? What disfigures one’s soul?

As I was pondering the notion of disfiguring my soul, driftwood came to mind. The best driftwood is twisted and contorted and seems almost impossible. It is branches or a tree that was so buffeted by nature that it grew in bends and turns. It is beautiful because it is strange. It looks anguished. A healthy tree grows straight and reaches toward the sun. Driftwood, on the other hand, appears to reach for anything or nothing. It has grown crooked. It is this that I imagine when I think of a disfigured soul. Twisted and contorted.

How does a soul become disfigured? Right away I can think of several ways that are obvious. Habitual lying, violence to people and beasts who share our earth, greed, arrogance, spite, hatred, all can cause a soul to grow crooked. But there are other things. I remember when I was working with victims of domestic violence. Some said to me, “but I let him hit me and didn’t call the cops because I was turning the other cheek.” “I forgave him like you are supposed to.” I disagree with those notions. When you let someone hit you with no consequence, you let the other person think that is acceptable, and that he or she can do that without paying a price. The truth is, they do pay a price when they develop that attitude, in that it causes their soul to become crooked. And when you contribute to someone’s soul becoming crooked it bends your own soul. You owe it to those around you to insist they treat you properly in order that they do not get disfigured. It is like hitting a baseball. The ball may go sailing out of the park, but the batter feels the hit in his wrists and shoulders and back. You cannot impact another without being impacted yourself. And so, although these victims thought they were being righteous by tolerating the bad behavior, they were in fact harming themselves and the person committing the act. Just as a tree must stand in the face of heavy wind to keep from being disfigured, so we must actively stand up for ourselves in the face of disrespect or violence.

This brings us to the topic I have been pursuing over the couple of months – the national group soul. As an individual’s soul can be disfigured, so can a national soul be disfigured. It can become disfigured when the national psyche is inured to dishonesty or cruelty. It can be disfigured by division and hate or scorn or indifference. It is particularly important today, as the current occupant of the White House has pardoned someone for lying to congress, to our law enforcement, and to our nation. This is disfiguring. I think of the words of Dion Fortune: “Inoculation of the group mind can only take place when members of that group mind receive and act upon the ideas; aliens cannot inoculate it. It will be noted that Hitler has always undermined a country through its own citizens, not through German-born agents….” The current state of our divided country did not happen because of an election four years ago. The seeds of the division have been placed by certain of our own citizens over the past several decades. These citizens did research as to the best way to work their way into the thinking of unwitting people who were too busy living their lives to see what was happening. They used dog whistles and distorted common phrases in ways most would not notice. In the process they created racial and cultural tension and division. As long as we are divided this way, they can swoop in and scoop up the bounty of our country. 

It is this division, this disfigurement of our national soul, that we must now step forward and counteract. This is why we look to discover appropriate and true sacred kings and egregores and engage them in our efforts. We need to work to straighten the national soul. Again, using the words of Dion Fortune, “It is our task, … recognising causation in the Unseen and end results only on the plane of matter, to formulate in our minds the plan and concept of the new order of things that is being brought to birth on the circuit of cosmic time. The process goes through three phases. First, as Leader, I have to obtain the realisations and teachings; then as a group we have to formulate them in meditation; finally, the individual members of the group have got to work them out in their own lives. Thus is the group mind of the race “inoculated” with the new concepts.” We do this by meditating and even mentally connecting with those who have fought this same battle before us. Now is a particularly important time to do this, as we are approaching the Great Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter coming December 21 of this year. The Great Conjunction is a time of great social change, and we have the opportunity to impact that change. As we go into our meditation, with the great souls seated with us at the round table, let us consider the society we wish to have. Let us ponder equality, liberty and the rule of law. Let us see us as a nation of equals, where all types of diversity add to the beauty and vibrancy of our country, where our differences are embraced, resulting in a great richness of spirit.