Hey the good news is that Venus is slowly moving out of the sombre shadow of Saturn and into a harmonious trine or 120 degree angle to Uranus. That should fire up our social life once again for a day or two. It gives the inclination to enjoy life, as opposed to feeling it to be a burden thrust upon us by some cruel twist of fate. Happiness is there for the making and it is yours for the taking. Uranus of course may make our pursuit incline a little toward the new and original side. It can facilitate new encounters with interesting people. Uranus adds that inventive, original, progressive, avant garde aspect to our inclinations today. Some might even see the odd stranger in multi-coloured pantaloons that you bring home for tea as quite eccentric, but he may be the computer programmer from down the road who might just be able to spark new life into your old and doddering computer, for example. Uranus can be seen as a magician sometimes, who works wonders in the field we may see as magic, but which is actually simply a science we do not know about yet.
The Vedas, ancient texts from India, like Bhagavat Purana, talk about a technology that existed in ancient times, going back multiple millennia ago, where “vimana” or flying vehicles existed. Also there were weapons used by martial artists that match our nuclear technology of today. The guided missile that can be launched from far away, yet can pinpoint its target with utmost accuracy, was known as a “brahmastra”. It was launched with mantra and could pinpoint one individual in a crowd, or take out many individuals with one launch. The power of the weapon could only be invoked by a master reciter of mantras who had the right state of consciousness. To the uninformed it may appear like magic, but to the initiated and trained it is of course a science. We may think of ourselves as advanced today compared to the recent past, with our new high tech equipment, but according to the ancient texts we were more advanced thousands of years ago and have actually lost much of that wisdom and science. Today we are using machinery to perform operations that were performed by subtler sciences back then. So it’s all relative really, and a broader perspective of history and life on earth can put so much in context for us today. One man’s voodoo magician is another man’s quantum scientist.
To those steeped in their conservative social traditions the friendly Uranus “techie” might seem rather eccentric, but genius comes in all sorts of packaging. And today is the opportunity for us to think outside of the box, beyond the normal packaging that we have been conditioned to perceive as the acceptable attire for a bright spark, a person worthy of respect, worthy of befriending. Gone are the days when a wise man had to have a long white beard, or a spiritually advanced master of the arts had to be donned in long flowing robes, or that a monk had to be shaven headed. Such souls do still exist but the packaging may have changed. It’s old wine in new bottles. And the new bottles may mask the refined, flavourful and mature contents hidden within. In today’s climate with its unique problems and crises, the healer of the nations, the teacher of enlightenment, may appear quite different to the old paradigm. Some souls are born into the right time and place in history to perform their magic based on lifetimes of previous practice. They may not appear to be particularly obvious up front, but they carry a vibration and a state of consciousness that can, by entrainment, uplift the most fallen soul from his or her doldrums or entrapment in the lower modes or vibrations. So it pays to be open minded when the usual channels of problem solving – namely the state institutions – are failing to address the crises of the day.
Certainly today we can use the opportunity to break out of our shell, our well worn pattern or groove or operation, and take a path less travelled, meet a new smiling face from the crowd, who may be a refreshing bolt from the blue in our lives. As much as routine is a healthy thing to keep the mind pacified and the wheels turning smoothly, it is variety along with new and richer fresh experiences that inspire our brain to form new neural networks and thus grow still further. In fact the brain never stops growing and maturing, even when all the other organs actually may appear to wither or diminish with age. However it is up to us to provide the stimulation to encourage new neural activity. Even taking a different route to work or school on any given day can add valuable variety and stimulate the brain cells, what to speak of meeting new interesting and different people. You never know who might be residing under that unassuming façade. A veritable goldmine of wisdom could be right there within reach. By simply cultivating a receptive state of mind as we go through our daily lives, we can attract potentially valuable connections, answers and solutions, helpful friends, to aid us on the journey. By perceiving the world as a hostile place or people as hostile threats to our reality,, we immediately cut off the flow of opportunity because of this negative subjective mindset.
The world reflects back to you exactly the state of your consciousness at every moment, so in other words we are the creators of our reality. We see the world according to our state of mind. Therefore it is up to us whether we are going to step out the door into a world of danger and competition for survival, or a world of opportunity and benevolent support. Sometimes the astrological alignments may appear to help or hinder, the ion content of the atmosphere may ruffle or smooth our feathers and mood, solar flares may be present, all those external factors are there, but in the end we do it to ourselves, yes we do. And that’s why it’s so empowering to step out on the right footing in consciousness, for the world awaits us with open arms, ready to fulfil our own personal vision, so be sure to clean your lenses as you watch it unfold.