Monday, November 20, 2006
Gateway - 500 Words About December 2006
500 Words About December 2006
December is a gateway, a cosmic gateway, if you will, into a new time. December 2006 forces the world into new historical territory, in a good way. A three-sided mystic rectangle and, of course, the first of the long-awaited, much anticipated exact conjunctions of Pluto and the Galactic Center dominate.
The Pluto/GC conjunction will pour immense new energies into our system. The three-sided mystic rectangle, working as a system of carrots and sticks, will gently, supportively corral people in a new direction, at least for a while. Then the aspects will just corral them.
Storm clouds will gather, increasing the pressure to change, warning those who drag their heels. If delay or avoidance continues, the storm will break. The storm will only intensify while avoidance and rejection of change continue.
Initially, the new will present itself, allowing either acceptance or rejection. If it is accepted, there will be immediate progress with a minimum of risk. If it is delayed or rejected, the need for change will quickly present itself again.
However, the price of delay will increase. The penalty for rejecting the new will grow. If genuine innovation is persistently rejected, there will be serious trouble. This is not a good moment in history to try to get away with things.
Frequently, when business and political leaders announce a new direction, they only try to sell us the same old stuff in a new package. Not too surprisingly, some of that appears to be going on right now.
I’m thinking, for example, of the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy who all got together recently and offered gay Catholics the same old bogus options. Then there is Bush’s recent offer to consider new ideas on Iraq, as long as they are the same as his old ideas.
But under present astrological conditions, Bush and the Catholic Bishops, and many others, will be forced to not only consider, but also adopt truly new options, and sooner rather than later.
Sometimes leaders are sincere about change, but circumstances force them into the same old patterns. This time, circumstances will allow leaders seeking genuine change to break new ground. A minimum wage increase, an true fix for social security, repairs to the broken Medicare drug benefit, as well as many new and progressive ideas will become reality.
World leaders often seem to go unpunished for misdeeds, but the upcoming cycle will be less tolerant of injustice in high places.
Circumstances and the consequences of past actions will back Bush into a corner. His administration will be increasingly at the mercy of disgruntled former allies and staunch opponents.
Unstable power relations, abused power and intrigue are making North Korea unstable internally.
Israel will conduct business as usual, despite serious tensions between itself and just about all present and future possible allies.
Iran is out of sync with rest of the world and is only partly aware of the negative impression it is making.
The Iraqis are not without options, despite the seriousness of their situation.