Robert of Mayflower Bookshop’s
Astrological News and Views February 2011
“Anger weakens us; truth strengthens us.” -Steiner, The Mission of Truth
This is a month where many jump out of the frying pan and into the fire. In other words, ‘haste makes waste’ and ‘anger just turns up the heat, not the intelligence nor ‘wisdom-compassion’; the two wings of the true heart spirit-soul. Good month to brave the dark, be yourself, tell the truth and love everyone.
“You’re leaping over the hedge before you come to the stile.” -Don Quixote
The ego is unfree because it is ensnared in the toils of anger, of passion and the like. -Steiner, The Concepts of Original Sin and Grace, May 3, 1911
Anger is that powerful internal force that blows out the light of reason. Know this to be the enemy: it is anger, born of desire. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Making ourselves accountable, more often than not, helps others to count.” -Captain Bob of the Princess Lake Paddle Boat
*Feb. 2nd to 6th, New Moon applying in aspect to Mars then on to Neptune midpointing Uranus/Mercury make for much confusion, stormy weather, and misguided intention, delusion and tricks of the mind. ‘Much ado about nothing’? Sun conjunct Mars on 4th makes for swift aggressive moves both militarily and economically. Smart quick decision making taking action making for lots of strong winds, storm, and energy (esp 2nd to 6th Feb). Stormy weather, extreme weather and behavior, aggressive actions, crazy daze for sure! Good aspect for striving for one’s highest ideals and dreams. Often indicates everything from Don Quixote to Parzival, Shakespeare to Faust, 007 to Mad Max; Comedy and tragedy is at a high this month. Avoid Anger and psychodrama obsession. Courage for truth and love prevails but wisdom and compassion need be close consultants.
“Anger is the wine of fools” -Trebore Tau Bodhi
Hey! Is this Super Bowl week or what!? Astrologically tough call. Packers may or may not win on the TV. There’s 2 Super Bowls, the gambling one and the tv one. Last year Vegas Casinos declared that without the gambling one, there’d be no tv one. Didn’t i say this years ago on WJR Radio with J.P.McCarthy?! Yes! With Moon/Venus/Jupiter aspecting Sunday night, its gonna be one wild night for parties and fun.
On the whole, February is good month to deal with problems rather than avoiding. Catch up on all work. Many Mars aspects this month makes for bravery and courage for ideals, throwing oneself into solving problems and getting work done. Take care that Mars doesn’t end you up in arguments and feisty nasty fights of egotism and delusion, false dreams and control freaking, erroneous ways, illusions, fakers and lies. Honesty and Hard work go far this month. Long term practical ideals encourage one to prevail. Be brave for the higher truth and love living in us all. Be careful of partial facts throwing you off course from spiritual values, virtues, and higher morality. This month will have many of us re-examining the roots of violence, anger, hatred, and negative emotion psycho-drama, with emphasis on the ‘psycho’, and the ‘sci-fi’.
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” -Emerson
“A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.” Winston Churchill
“”Truth is a stern goddess, she demands to be at the center of a unique love in our souls. If a man fails to get away from himself and his desires and prefers something else to her, she takes immediate revenge.” -Steiner, Mission of Truth
Venus square Uranus on 2nd makes for amazing kisses, but also struggles tween love and freedom. security and growth. Good aspect for creative flair, poetic genius, and fights or flights for freedom. Other daze to invoke one’s higher angelic virtues and spiritual courage (rather than anger and taking things personally, woundology psychology, violence, political and religious unrest, argument, and insane craziness) possibly include; Feb. 6th, 9th, 10th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 24th, and 25th.
In time the savage bull doth bear the yoke.”
– William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, 1.1
*Feb. 3rd to March 26 Venus goes into Capricorn making in time a more practical and secured approach to long term love and friendship. Striving for mutual goals and shared respect and responsibility with realistic plans for the future strengthens family friendship ties now.
“To strive against truth leads to humanly degrading egoism. Love of truth is the only love that sets the Ego free.” -Steiner, Mission of Truth
Feb 3rd beginning of the Chinese Year of the Metal Rabbit. Look for more passive aggressive people meeting aggressive passive people. Persistent and, at times, obsessive lovers, friends. Rabbits are all ears and good listeners. Metal Rabbits are tough lovers, hard driving workers, and don’t take things personally, tough skinned. Nibbling ears anyone? Other rabbit people include that bunny boy Tiger Woods, Frank SINatra, John Mellencamp, Marvin Gaye, Huey Lewis, along with Tina Turner, Muddy Waters, Brad Pitt and Angelina jolie, and even Drew Barrymore.
“The Duke: I invent information about a country and sell it to others stupid enough to believe it.
Miquel de Cervantes: Seems a sound proposition. What brought you here?
The Duke: A lapse of judgment. I told the truth.” -Don Quixote
*Feb 9th Venus conjunct Pluto into Feb.10th Venus reaches peak south before heading north. Avoid loving others for just who you want them to be. Don’t compare yourself to others. Be yourself, work on yourself, to effect real change. Expect atmospheric and love disturbances, reshuffling, and rebalancing. Venus envy? Deep insights into what works and what doesn’t work in matters of love, friendship, children, elderly. Feelings of deep commitment and bonding, yet needing down time alone to ponder and contemplate, meditate. Learning from mistakes and backing up to catch one’s breath at this time is a good yoga. Avoid sticky control freaks and those who manipulate with guilt or shame. Painful awareness of difficulty in relationships. A need for time alone (with self and/or that special other).
“The truth is more important than the facts.” -Frank Lloyd Wright
*Feb. 14th is Valentine’s Day and Tim Buckley’s Birthday. Avoid ‘The War of the Roses’ scenario as well as feelings of nihilistic avoidance of one’s higher callings and virtues. Protect the ‘little ones’ and care for the elderly. Help those less fortunate to lift your spirits. Mercury trine Saturn good for writing in journal, paying up bills, long term thinking and planning, gaining wisdom from the past.
Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.
“Sancho: They say one madman makes a hundred and love makes a thousand.
Aldonza: What does that mean?
Sancho: I’m not sure.” -Don Quixote
*Feb. 16th-18th Full Moon Fever. More winter storm coming? Fantasy and over the top escapes and escalades of mad rapture may land one hard to the ground of reality. Sun conjunct Neptune followed by Venus square Saturn makes for zany weather and hard cold reality checks. Also for imaginative leaps into the dark future followed by a bump of reality and down to earth practicality. Where is one’s higher calling, vocation, right work and relationship? Are you founded on virtuous spiritual ideals? Falling short in the love, wealth, and health projections?Taking a beating or are you fleeing from self imposed images and fantasies. Full Moon at end of Leo quickly followed by Virgo Moon may reveal how one’s egotistic view may block one’s right mind truth ground. Review self when it comes to one’s personal and higher calling, work, relationships, and health.
“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” -Joseph Campbell
Feb. 19th lunar perigee near the equator adds to the far out full moon fling turning many a wheel into Sunday’s new mind grind for a better future that includes you.
Resentment is the father of anger, selfishness the mother. -Trebore Tau Bodhi of Mayflower
Feb. 20th Mercury/Mars/Neptune conjunct following Moon opp Uranus/Jupiter. Good time for the arts, music, creative speech and prayer. Bad time to argue, fight, or go crazy. Extra caution needed to avoid accidents or being carried away with oneself. One may want to ‘Look before You Leap!’. The best laid plans of mice and men may go astray. Avoid being stuck on too structured of a day. Go with the tao, with the flow, be water seeking sound ground and pond of playful security. Great day for all artistic, musical, and creative adventure in writing, play, adventure, and pursuing dreams. Difficult day for playing accountant, detective, inquisitor, or materialistic judge of others affairs. Avoid not paying attention to practical down to earth things. Avoid artificial or too rich of foods that can make one over acidic or feel weak, sick. Difficult aspect when it comes to economic reality, geo-political hotspots, and fast talk. Beware of lies and lipstick, far flung wild money schemes and far-a-way dreams.
Feb 22nd Mars enters Pisces till April 1st. Passive people get aggressive, aggressive ones get passive. Crazy turn inside out aspect this Mars in Pisces. Take extra care to avoid food poisoning, others crazy plots and inflated dreams and schemes, and wild no where rides or travels. Good for artistic, musical, and spiritual relationships.
“Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.” -Ben Franklin
Feb 25th Jupiter square Pluto with Moon conjunct Pluto on 27th brings a few dayz of seriously reconsidering all big plans and over night success stories. Greed, ego, selfishness; or social concern for the less fortunate. Ecological difficulties. Such aspects are notorious for making or losing large amounts of money/emotions/investments. Such aspects intensify need for social change, banking changes, concerns about social security, taking care of the less fortunate. One can regenerate or degenerate at faster pace. Make it or break it in big big ways aspect. The big shooters come out. This is the third of 3, Last 2 Jupiter sq. Pluto were June 24th and July 2nd. This aspect thus in effect for the last several months.
“Anyone can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way – that is not within everyone’s power and that is not easy.” -Aristotle
*****other news in the news:
*The Detroit Public Library is looking to close branches and lay off 20% of staff and cut pay by 10% for starts. With Borders on the brink of bankruptcy and Barnes and Noble having their own difficulties, what will people read? Bills?
It’s been recently reported that women ask for a divorce two thirds more often than men. I think what’s really going on is that men ask once and expect the woman to get it, women have to ask 3 times before a man begins to hear what she’s saying. Men want to feel what the woman is saying or doing, women just immediately intellectually get what men say and do. What do you think?
So lets get this right. The news reports that men quarrel and hit women more often during the Super Bowl. Its the largest gambling day of the year. And the news also reports that police are cracking down on Super Bowl day and city for the largest sex slave day of the year??! Jeez….., what is the Super Bowl anyway? And i thought it was entertaining advertisements and half time music!
Farmland birds in UK continue to drop in population dying out, as many as ½ as many birds since 1970. Pollution and cell phones? Who knows?!
News reports Sex Desires down in Japan. Too much porn and computers?
“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.” -Dale Carnegie
“Some things that count can’t be counted; some things that can be counted don’t count.” – Albert Einstein
From Rudolf Steiner—
“A small number of the seventh sub-race of the fifth root-race will become the true sons of the Kundalini fire. They will be permeated with its full power. They will provide the material, they will pass it on to the leaders of those who will develop: man further. Thus is the fifth root-race directed to the heights which kindle the divine fire; thus is kindled out of inmost depths with holy fervor the divine principle which no longer separates man from man, but evokes brotherliness as far as the human understanding reaches. And thus far shall brotherliness be quickened in our own root-race and in the next. This fire will live in single individuals; and in those who are initiated in the course of the fifth root-race there already lives a spark of this divine fire which is the capacity for brotherliness and will put an end to separation.
But it is only in its beginning, it is still hidden, veiled by the existing life of separation. The power of kama (lower desire) still conceals the Kundalini fire. And because it emerges in veiled form as premonition, as foreboding, in the immediate future it will assume another character. On the plane of illusion the divine fire is the divine wrath. When the whole of mankind is permeated by this brotherliness it will become the divine love. But so long as it makes itself felt in individuals as zeal, it is the divine wrath. It asserts itself by working with great power in individuals and since the others are not yet ripe enough, it manifests itself as the divine wrath.
The poet, the initiate, who speaks of such things, always expresses this at the outset of his poem.” -Steiner, Greek and Germanic Mythology in the Light of Esotericism, chap. 4, the Trojan War
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