The Sun is now in Taurus, and overnight tonight (early Tuesday morning EDT) there will be an eclipse of the Sun. With the Moon, Mercury, the Sun, Juno (and the deep, distant and intriguing planet Sedna) all in Taurus, we have an invitation to connect with physical reality.
Take note — physical reality is going away, or rather collective consciousness is moving away from it — and it’s happening fast. Our cyberian adventure, our digital dream, is taking over consciousness with a rising tide of pixels and megabytes. Nearly everything contemporary humans experience is processed in binary code. In a word, that is alienating. Our brains work differently, and though they may be a form of an electrical instrument, they are also sentient and made of living cells.
We spend much of our days staring at glowing rectangles, which are now pocket sized and are often used while walking, driving and sitting in a room with others. There are a few holdouts, but not many. Many people are one shade away from the direct brain implant. I guess I am not one to talk too loudly, surrounded as I am by digital equipment, terabytes of data and about a mile of cable, projecting my soul into the Internet like the RKO tower — though I come from the perspective of seeking to understand the difference.
It is true that to some extent, every layer of what we experience on Earth has the element of dream or of maya. Yet different aspects of the dream have different qualities. We live on the cosmic physical plane, where it is necessary to be grounded in physical experience, awareness of our surroundings and the other beings who surround us.
Like many people, I am disturbed by the population of humans who communicate nearly entirely by text message, and who are intimidated by the possibility of a conversation, or by eye contact, even in the most intimate situations. Our glorious Taurus moment is an invitation to make contact, to feel, to tune into your senses. To do that, it may be necessary to sidestep the illusion of control that the technological sphere offers — for example, the ability to delete or unfriend someone and then pretend they don’t exist.
Over the weekend, Juno ingressed Taurus. Both of these astrological factors are notorious for their obsession with attachment and jealousy, though at the moment, Juno is in a conjunction with a rarely spoken-of outer planet, called 1992 QB1 (it has not been given a name). My exploration of this body focuses on its transformative power, specifically on the theme of unselfconscious attachment.
Instead of a the usual attachment, jealousy and control, the charts describe a transformational experience of what to do about these things. There seems to be some proof that the most toxic elements of the marriage paradigm can indeed be transformed and released. Relationships can have experiences of jealousy but do not need to be based upon jealousy per se. The jealousy itself, however, is like a veil that conceals something much more profound, much more alive — compersion.
I will be getting into that theme in a special edition of Planet Waves FM that I plan to publish Monday night, a few hours ahead of the eclipse. See you there.