No Limits

Please visit our fantastic new website by clicking this link!

By Judith Gayle | Political Waves

Merc retros are good for reviewing things, taking a breather and rethinking the circumstances of the moment. Too bad they don’t entirely suspend the action, as well. We could use a freeze-frame about now. Surely what it good and expansive could bask in its own glory for awhile, harmlessly, while what is destructive and painful could time-out for a bit.

Political Blog, News, Information, Astrological Perspective.

There are any number of things I’d like to pull the e-brake on, just to break the momentum. For instance, the drought in the mid-west is exponentially worse in just one blistering week. Some of the crops that might have been saved with a little cooler, a little wetter weather are done for. In world news, the civil war in Syria* has become a blood-letting that seems destined to destroy much of a generation and who knows what else, now that talk of Assad’s chemical weapons stockpile is on the table. And the drip-drip-drip of political manipulation and financial chicanery has taken on the power of Chinese water torture: just their mention makes us tremble and quake.

So, respectful of your political PTSD and my own, I’d like to approach the situation differently this week. To my mind, two things are always true, no matter what we’re talking about: politics is personal and vice versa, and everything occurring in our lives is an ongoing and holy experiment in spiritual awakening. On a weekend when we can warm our creativity in the glow of a grand trine in fire and take pleasure in the trappings of the 2012 Olympics* — one of the few global enterprises that captures our collective interest and binds us all within our highest aspirations — let’s look at how to defuse political (and other) peril: within us, certainly and perhaps without. I will link you to politics, today, but we shall examine ourselves instead.

To read more, you must be a registered user. Registration is free.
If you are already registered, please login Here!

Eric Francis

About Eric Francis

Planet Waves began in 1998 as the home of the Eric Francis horoscope, a prominent feature in our premium service. Going far beyond what most Sun-sign astrologers even dream is possible, Eric brings in-depth interpretations to his work. He is a pioneer in the newly-discovered planets, including Chiron and the centaurs, and is able to translate their movements into accessible human terms, offering ideas for life, love and work. Discover a whole new world of literary journalism in Planet Waves. We offer free trial subscriptions, discounts for students and seniors, and gift subscriptions for veterans and those on active military duty.
This entry was posted in by Judith Gayle. Bookmark the permalink.

10 Responses to No Limits

  1. Judith Gayle Judith Gayle says:

    Reminds me of a Willy Wonka quote (original movie): “So shines a good deed in a weary world.” A very sweet story, anaellapmc — thanks for making me smile today! And Linda, bless you for the Illusions link. I often forget we live in a near-paperless world. Bless you both.

  2. anaellapmc anaellapmc says:

    …oh, and many thanks to ‘awordedgewise’ for the link to the download, for this lovely little book…very grateful to you, m’dear, for continuing to add to the ‘magick’…

  3. anaellapmc anaellapmc says:

    Have wanted to thank you for a long time for the wonderful, thought provoking writings for which you really do your H.W., that I gratefully share with special others.

    Also, many thanks for the reference to ‘Illusions: Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah’, and now it’s on my ‘must read’ list, but loved the shared quotes in your article, too.

    The following link to connects to another amazing story. It’s included in the hope that it reminds us all what can be done if we simply have ‘good intentions’ along with a little love for each other. Namaste.

    http://www.tricycle.com/blog/buddha-11th-avenue

  4. awordedgewise awordedgewise says:

    -found “Illusions” available here for the reading:

    http://files.meetup.com/1509795/illusions__the_adventures_of_a_reluctant_messiah.pdf

    Magically, there was time this weekend to read it – it’s a quick one, but the effect is lasting. Been a long time since I visited Mr. Bach; thanks for the suggestion, Jude.

  5. Judith Gayle Judith Gayle says:

    There’s something for everyone in Illusions, and it’s comforting to check the compass from time to time. Len, I know few people as humble or dedicated as are you so please moderate your self-criticism. The gut-check for us all is simply that each decision must be mind-full, but no harm/no foul on mistakes or stumbles if our intent is to grow. Like P. Sophia said, love is real; the rest is just white noise. It’s our job to notice the difference and the mistakes and stumbles give us opportunity after opportunity to lurch forward toward our authenticity and purpose; or, as Illusions puts it, “Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t.”

    Gosh, be, the Romney stuff is sure good to hear. He’s a joke of a candidate but Coyote seems to be running the pack these days, the jokester mixing things up. I watch Mitt and scan his horizon and I can’t find the love; I’m pleased to hear there will be opportunities for more of us to notice.

    Sending Light to your moving event, aword — trust it goes well and will be blessing to you. I applaud your hard work and forward motion, both physically and emotionally. You are “the little engine that could,” always hard at it. Hugs on your dear personage.

    Thanks for playing this week, dearhearts — glad you found something interesting here, GaryB and P. Sophia. I appreciate your input. Until next week, everybody, continue to notice what’s real and don’t hurt yourself with what’s not, and remember … we are free to write reality in our notebook if we wish.

  6. Len Wallick Len Wallick says:

    Thank you, Jude. This piece leaves me rather leveled in humility, present to my ignorance, knowing, but intimidated by the need to do better. To muddle through will not cut it. Thank you for provoking a sobering gut check.

  7. P. Sophia P. Sophia says:

    Thank you Jude for your post. This message stands out complete.
    “Every person, all the events of your life, are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.”

    Yes. Everything in the universe and our journey here is in recognizing and reclaiming our true heritage -Love…this is real!. All the rest is false and based on our choosing Fear.

  8. awordedgewise awordedgewise says:

    Jude, Already I experience feelings of emotional shift this weekend, still feeling all bound up inside the cocoon, but perhaps closer to experiencing the flight of a butterfly than I realize.

    “While this period of instruction may leave us lonely for awhile, it won’t take long for us to notice those around us who are on a similar sliding scale of self-awareness.”

    (and as you go on to mention) One additional experience I am having is that as the “sore thumbs” begin to stand out, I am more able to still listen/listen still – and not be pulled into the undertow, but be a source of strength in that wave that can diminish from tidal to ineffectual with just a small amount of effort.

    For this insight and many many others, I think you once again, Jude.

    “To truly see ourselves as one, for even an instant, can heal the world!”

    Words to live by.

    I have no television to watch and am active with moving home this week/end. But I will keep the idea of all-one in mind as I stir stagnant waters by the act of shifting home (what better time than when Sun, my chart ruler is shifting from 12th house to 1st?)

    On that note of astrology – I would like to also share that this morning I feel a better sense of understanding my natal Pluto/Sun opposition (transformation from within) as Sun/Merc do their dance across natal Uranus/Pholus opposition; transformation outside self, all at once) and the Moon squares both natal Pluto and Sun.

    Thanks for the GPS, PW.

  9. bkoehler says:

    This is balm for the soul today Jude. Thank you for the surprise (to me) of a real laugh-out-loud moment while reading the tweets you quoted. Didn’t think it was possible today. Rest assured that Romney’s antics also have a purpose in our country’s growth; that he too serves to make us more real. The U.S. is great in so many ways but we are also vulnerable.

    Mitt’s midheaven (his reputation) at 6 Aquarius is conjunct the U.S. south node. . that which we jettison as useless. His nadir (IC) symbolizing the end of the matter (for him), conjuncts both the U.S. north node of progress, but also Pres. Obama’s natal Isis (she who picked up [most of] the pieces of her dead husband and restored him to life). Even now, retro Mercury conjuncts the Sun at that degree of 6 Leo, and next Saturday our President celebrates his birthday, wiping away the humiliating memory of Mitt’s faux pas.

    Take solace that in September, when Pluto stations direct, then squares Uranus, then squares the Full Moon conjunct Uranus, that much will be happening to expose Mr. Romney for what he is to those voters who still don’t self-reflect. There is light, even at the end of the tunnel!
    be

  10. GaryB says:

    Thank you Judith,

    I concur as to your choice of Richard Bach’s book.

    “Fulfilling our own promise is our primary goal, finding the joy and the creativity of our own journey,..”

    Enough said!

Leave a Reply