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Okay, well, still moving back and forth between my websites. And, it seems, they are integrated in some way I do not yet fully understand. However, I do know both are informing each other at sometimes unconscious levels. In discussing Venus and the particular plight of women in our current world view – seriously limited as it is, I have, indeed, written an article over THERE at taowisdom.wordpress.com, that does, indeed, relate to what is going on over here. We do need to build the voice of Venus and the Feminine, so destroyed over millennia. And that takes time and a willingness to address it through different avenues.
In the meantime, as I still stumble toward Venus and self-identity, I hope the essay I have written of THERE helps in that process.
I seem to be stumbling across a number of articles these days that express, far more beautifully than I can, my own philosophical orientation to life and the need to return to a very vital, sacred part of human nature which has been lost to the commodifying, consumerist culture that has, over time, impoverished our spiritual selves.
This is what I wish we all could do for our children and ourselves.
It is called: Remember Your Song
Here is the essence of Venus crossing the sun and rising: a woman (not a girl) owning herself. More to come. But, you know, this is why, in my taowisdom.wordpress.com blog, I will shortly be discussing why males have no business teaching females about their sexuality: tantric, kundalini or otherwise.
You know why?
Because she already knows what she is doing. Always has. Our work, if we want to become men and women, instead of just boys and girls playing boy games for vacuous entertainment, is to recognize her for who she is in her own right.
Notice how all the men (and they are men) musicians simply support her while she expresses herself? That is how it is supposed to be.
She isn’t on that stage “performing.” She is on that stage revealing herself as she is, for who she is.
She is not there for your pornographic fantasies, boys, nor as a warm-up for your phallic pleasures. Not at all. She stands complete unto herself and will not be denied. Those supporting male musicians know that. And, look, they are celebrating it. So, let’s all start to bend our minds and imaginations into THAT reality. Because that reality is the only one that is going to save any of us at this point.
This video is the absolutely, perfect metaphor for our times: Venus eclipsing the Sun. A long time coming and a much needed alteration in our course of being.
So, sit back and listen, all you boys and girls, and try to learn something new for once. Grow up.
Yes, it has been a while since I have posted. This is not due to neglect but, rather, because I have been re-directing my attention to other avenues of thought and creativity.
Most of you are aware that I have incorporated, over time, the philosophy of the Tao into my astrological writings and readings.
After much contemplation and a feeling of being torn between two places of thought and interest, though both dovetail seamlessly into my consultations, I find that I have needed to devote a greater amount of my time right now to developing another of my websites, which is dedicated solely and entirely to my writings and classes about the ancient Tao.
I have, indeed, been developing that website and initiating my classes devoted solely to that pursuit. Such contemplations and writings have been stimulated by my renewed commitment to teaching and interpreting the ancient (versus traditional or conventional) Tao. It has been a long time in coming as I have been engaged in the philosophy and practice of the Tao for many years. Reflections upon it never cease to delight me, as well as encourage new ways of thinking and being in the world.
I will continue to write here of astrological interests and find that my need to write of the ancient Tao does, indeed, completely resonate with our most recent collective experience of Venus crossing the Sun – a once in a 105 (or so) year occurrence.
We should, indeed, all sit up and take notice, as many of our own progeny will never experience it and all of us who witnessed it are fortunate to have done so. My own mother never did during her lifetime. In that light, I have initiated my separate website on the ancient Tao, which, I hope, may begin to elucidate and transmit the feminine Tao, so long lost amidst, betwixt and between our patriarchally- and hierarchically-oriented culture.
Venus crossing the Sun means that the Divine Feminine, if allowed to do so in this place and time, can lead us into new paradigms of equality with one another. Such equality means we must divest ourselves of old paradigms of male/female relationships and to forge new ways of being with each other. The death of the old social/cultural paradigms of boy/girl dating/relating are over. Here, we have the opportunity to start to meet each other as adult men and women within a more holistic understanding of the world and our place within it. That will take listening to our guts (solar plexus) and acting with guts. Risk-taking is the order of the day and, after many years of contemplation, I realized my own need to do so. Such are the writings of my new website, which will, ultimately, inform and direct my writings here. They always have. It is just that, at this juncture in our (and my own) history, I choose to address such issues more directly than I feel I have been able with the focus here of astrology as its main concern.
I will indeed, write of that rare occurrence of Venus and her crossing of our Sun shortly. But, for now, I do invite you to visit my new website: taowisdom.wordpress.com to find out more about what I am doing these days, as well as to read of new days ahead for all of us.
Thank you all for your continued support and reading of this site. I have not forgotten all of you. I have, in fact, been forging a new way for myself and all of us to think about ourselves in a larger context and, whether here or there, I will address those issues.
One of the things I enjoyed about the evening of and day after the Super Moon was listening to and watching how people responded to it, whether or not they were even aware of this event. Many of those who were aware of it reported to me a day of quite startling, fluid events, all moving along without effort, though some of the tasks they had at hand were quite difficult. Others described serious disorientation, forgetfulness and confusion. One person forgot to go to work the next day. Still others reported experiencing altered states of consciousness even as they were competently navigating their grounded, mundane lives, full of work and other activities.
Here at my own home, I watched an unconsciously spontaneous evening of sharing unfold in my neighborhood, which is the purest kind of ritual. Unplanned and authentic. Advertisements and staged events pale in comparison to the natural way that natural humans have of just coming together, for no apparent reason than to enjoy each other’s company. No entrance fees are required. It happens all on it’s own, if we just get out of the way and let it.
Ah. A new “shock” has been delivered to our mental instabilities of late with the “new discovery” of the constellation, Ophiuchus, scattering the commoners in all directions searching for a guru who can tell them what this should mean to them. Much OMG’ing amongst the Twitting crowd proceeds. Much neurotic hand-wringing and subsequent hand-holding will now ensue at this incredibly devastating piece of information. Astrologers who excel at the economic and political game of marketing all jump on the bandwagon to comment on the comments launched by the commentators in the infotainment centers known as “the news,” to increase their clientele and their bank accounts because someone in a chicken little costume has gone screaming around the village.