Natural Order

Now that we have talked about One, Two and Three, and how One becomes “more” so quickly, let’s talk about that “more.”

So, how many different ways can we split wholeness? Obviously, to infinity. Depending on how many times you do split, you get the associated base system. when you split a circle, you get different base systems. I’m suggesting one for every degree of a circle – 360, defined by understanding a 12-step and a 30-step cycle. Would you believe it if I told you that we can actually make sense of and define the varied perspectives of a day, predict what will happen and then witness what actually manifests? I don’t even know if I believe it yet myself! It will take more than just me to decide if this idea has merit, but hear me out.

I’ve discovered that we can define the various expressions of the paradigm, via duality, as first, a kind of (spiritual, not scientific) energy and then see that energy manifesting around us, as we would predict based on its place in a cycle.  In other words, every day of the year is a new concept we encounter.  These concepts repeat themselves year after year but we don’t realize it. The ideas are actually deep in our core, residing within as symbols.

If Oneness is symbolized by one year, it has already been broken into twelve pieces, both by our calendar with its twelve months and by the zodiacal circle. Based on the symbolism in the zodiacal circle,  each sign/month has 30 degree/days (approximately) each. The sun moves approximately one degree a day, where 360 degrees is equal to 365 or 366 days in  a year.

How to Define the Day

The way to define the day is to correlate the meaning of the twelve steps of the zodiacal circle with the thirty steps in each month. Then you can blend the two meanings (month plus day, or sign plus degree) to arrive at a source energy that will then (theoretically) become physical.

I’m saying that when the earth orbits the sun, every day of the year has its own “color,” which is reflective of the energy created in the angle of earth to sun as it progresses about one degree a day in its orbit. The days of the year are defined by applying a natural progression of concepts from beginning to end, with everything in between.

Because I follow the days and the signs and such, I am beginning to see the world’s perfect order. I see the manifestations of the energy in the symbols of the day – every day! It is downright eerie and it is impossible to prove. The person has to have the experience themselves. People don’t have the experience. This is primarily because people do not know the cycles and thus do not know what to expect. I’d like to teach you this in an efficient way, so you can practice it yourself. This practice is a mindfulness exercise.

Time is God?

Year after year, for millions of years, the earth makes angles of relationship with the sun as it moves through its orbit. It seems that time is the creator and all that’s created, simultaneously. I’m proposing that everything there is can be defined by its placement in relationship to the beginning, the end, and to the other 359 points.

If this is too complicated, think of it like this. There are broad swaths of concepts on earth that are depicted in the circle of everything. They are named here, broadly, and assigned to a time on a clock so that they are visually presented as well.

The zodiacal circle has already broken it into twelve main pieces. You may then ask, but how did whoever put together the zodiacal order know what that order is? “They” knew because this symbolic representation of the entire world lives in the core of our very being since we experience the day on levels we are not aware of. People, together, have agreed about how things make sense. It’s actually common sense. Click here for the brief depiction.

If you think about it, you’ll probably agree that, broadly speaking, natural order is reflected within the meanings ascribed in the zodiacal circle. It is a map of all that exists, laid out in proper progression, from beginning to end. The first point means beginning-ness. The correlation is the first day of Spring. The final point, the last day of winter, is the energy of endings. Everything in between is laid out in a way that makes common sense. Not even astrologers really realize this.

The 360 perspectives start out at a very ethereal level – the angles creating vibrations between the poles of positive and negative, then becoming a slower expression – what spiritual people might call “energy” or “chi” – which eventually becomes mental, emotional, physical or any combination thereof, then slowing down to the physical, which then can be seen as symbols, or messages from the universe, about that day’s energy. These energetic levels are symbolic and based on nature as we know it, in the poles of positive and negative. How it expresses on the energetic level is what I find interesting. And then seeing how that energy manifests itself is the most amazing and intriguing thing, especially as it applies to other people I encounter.

There is a turning into, a continuum between symbol and thing, and this continuum is represented in a cycle.

What does God look like? Central to the idea of a creator (that we can all agree on) would be a picture of this God. Obviously, we cannot see God so it would have to be symbolic. And coincidentally, that is exactly what the zodiacal circle is – a symbolic picture of all-that-is put in its natural order of occurrence.

So, God doesn’t look like the zodiacal circle. The zodiacal circle is attempting to reflect this God-ness or earth’s relationship to the sun as it marches around in a year.

I am going to maintain that One’s main primary quality is love and can be found in the human heart, through relationship. Normally we think human relationships, but this could be a relationship with a thing, a process, a memory, or whatever. I argue it is best a relationship with “the whole”. Everyone, in their deepest heart, wants the peace and assurance that comes with living in this third way (knowing One while living one and two) with other people who are also in this way. But people are afraid, and they call back into their normal way, and we can’t trust anyone to be complete and perfect.

We all dream of ourselves and know ourselves as generally wanting what is right, as long as it seems like the right thing to us, and supports our way of being. Even about 99% of criminals claim they’re innocent. That’s because we each see ourselves as the One in this great big dual world. And why would we do such a thing? Simply because we are, indeed not only a part of the whole, but experience this wholeness at a deep core level, since it expresses in a patterned repeat, year after year, from day to day. In fact, we first experience it in the womb, and then we have a year of observing it while being cared for, then we are walking. The next year we are talking. By three years old, we’ve experienced this solar cycle almost four times and we’ve pretty much figured it out. We soon get the gist of it.

Higher, Mindful, Consciousness 

This three-ness consciousness does exist in every person – not just in the occasional person. It is the key, what is at the bottom of the well, what lies in hitting the bottom, where we came from, our womb, our DNA, the spirit within every one of us.

That’s consciousness – 1, 2 and 3. When we get to 4, now we have the manifestation, and yes, it depends on the state of 1, 2 and 3 before it.

Defining Numbers or…How Do Signs and Numbers Get Their Meaning in Astrology and Numerology?

In addition, there is a human tendency to apply a definition or a meaning to a number. After all, numbers are symbols that people will naturally attempt to associate meaning with. It’s at the two that we realize there is more than one meaning for the 1. For example, right up front, I can think of two meanings for the one: beginnings and source. These are both a lot about being at the first of any cycle. It is complex and beyond the scope of this blog (unless you beg me, which I cannot imagine) to explain in more detail how meanings are assigned, but suffice it to say that there are mathematical reasons involved. Knowing me, you’ll not have to beg. I’m sure I’ll get to even more information on base systems and establishment of themes, etc. In fact, I’m starting already:

Different spiritual and religious tools in different parts of the world result in using different base systems, giving different meanings for the same number and, obviously, different words for the same idea. Once you start working with more than a few numbers, their meanings are partly determined by where they fall in a series along a progression. We will name the various split of the circle by their number, and the meaning we give them will be based on a natural perspective they would have, should they be who they are within a circle that is split by their number. Yes, that’s as complicated as it gets, methinks.

So, you see the way the science has it on the ephemeris, which is a tool of astronomy, there are signs and degrees within that sign. So, we do it that way. On Jan 1, the sun is at Capricorn 11. Each of the degrees, 1 – 30, is like a day of the month. Keep that in mind, because we are looking at the day, it is important that even when talking about theories, that the mindful moment has the focus on the present moment, with help from the past and the future.

Each daily step is both God in itself and a piece of God. The next step takes on what was previously expressed, and lets go of some of the things that were earlier in the cycle – every day a new perspective, a building upon, a releasing – all depending on where it falls in the overall cycle.

 

The Symbolism of an Eclipse

The July, 2017 eclipse can be depicted by the symbol of a mermaid, the Sabian symbol for the day. (Why? – This link takes you to the Academy) The sun and moon were both at 29 Leo. It was a new moon. Obvs, they came together at the same degree in the sky. It is this that we look at in detail.

A symbol can be looked at in these three steps:

  1. Play around with it fancifully, looking within and just think, how is this relevant to you? What does it remind you of? What would it seem to mean?
  2. Look it up and find out what it is commonly meant to mean. Is a mermaid a common symbol? (yes)
  3. Interpret it within a greater context of concept. (Sunology :-))

The first step is like unpacking a present or pulling a little string that brings to you, or you to them, insights, a bit at a time. It’s like talking to something/someone beyond you, by self-conversing, using stream of consciousness or brainstorming ideas.

The second step is research. I’m used to keeping an eye out to various literary references of the symbols, since I know them by heart.

The third step is another layer to this, where the symbol is correlated to the meaning attributed to its location in the cycle. Those are the limits that are applied to the interpretation. In this case, I would want to understand both Leo and the 29th degree, which correlates to Pisces. Looking at the clock, Leo is in the positive upswing of the cycle (7:00 o’clock). Pisces is wrapping up the end of the cycle, between 2:00 and 3:00 o’clock.

Here you go, an interpretation:

This is the mermaid I happenstanced upon right after “hearing the eclipse” on NPR.

The mermaid is on the 29th of a total of 30 degrees, so it is late in the cycle, and therefore complex. This degree is related to Pisces, which is the fish, and the final sign. This is the point in the cycle where we find the highest highs and the lowest lows. Literally. That final degree that gets us to wholeness is missing so there is a profound sense of something not quite right, or a missing piece. The lows come from lack. The highs come due to the grace of “God.”

That a mermaid’s feet is missing makes her a good symbol, as Pisces is also related to feet. Why? As Aries, the first sign relates to the head; Pisces is the feet. There’s something “whole-y” about the way the feet touch the ground, a completion of self and beginning of earth. It’s related to that.

Mermaids are typically beautiful siren-types. Their hair (Leo) figures prominently, signifying creativity of the self – something the self produces of itself, which is identity-related. Hair in any form (even bald-headedness) is related to one’s personal creativity.

They serve or suffer (suffer *and* serve, in actuality) which is not Leo (since the Leo energy is busy having fun and being child-like), but which is Piscean. Mermaids bear a very attracting quality (who doesn’t want to be saved by a servant?). She’s the martyr and the victim. She is even that which is art itself. And yet she is incomplete because with the tail, she has freedom but not land life and when she gets feet, she is in servitude to the masculine (keeping in mind we are talking energy). It is also very fitting that the mermaid is fantasy – the flow of the higher mind. And she is a creature of fairy-tales, thus the Leo/child association.

A less-known (European) meaning of a mermaid is a symbol of the souls whose personalities were lost to suicide. We are talking about the actual soul, not the person who was once in the body, so this is a very late energy of forgiving the missing quality, which is having faith in accepting that even what lacks is still a part of the whole, an aspect of God. When we die, I think we go full-time into 3rd consciousness.

And perhaps this could also be about the inner struggle to live and suffer in the world or pretend it’s all one big fantasy and live as though we are free. Put on the fins, “eat, drink and be merry – for tomorrow we may die!” –  and yet there is still suffering, mostly due to FOMO on the physical level – not getting to enjoy all the material (grounded) qualities of earth due to not embracing the whole of the cycle, whatever that one last missing piece is, most likely that which includes what others perceive as the valuable – the quality of responsibility, which is at the top/peak of the cycle and a very necessary quality to carry through to the end (of life or the cycle)

Do I Believe it is Bad Fortune to Watch an Eclipse?

I think it is somehow life changing and some people might perceive it as bad because it erases things from their lives but later when they think about it, they are OK with that and see how that which was erased was over and needed to go anyway.

Navajo Indians believe the following, based on this article on Facebook. I think everyone read it.

“Back in history, as Diné people, we were raised grazing livestock, horses, cattle and sheep,” he said. “As an example, sheep knew what to do already. They would find the shade wouldn’t graze anymore, they would settle in, put their heads down not even sleep, just huddle. So that tells you as a human being something is going on with nature. So animal behavior guides us.”

The time surrounding the eclipse is a time for self-reflection and a time to show respect for the sun and the moon.

“It’s a time that the sun or the moon is changing itself. When its changing, it’s a time that you’re supposed to be reverent ,” said Begay. “Because the sun in our culture, in our society, is the center of our universe.”

America in the Big Long Shadow?

Well, it doesn’t sound good; that’s all. But OTOH, good, because in the long run, it will shift our collective consciousness into greater love -seeing beyond the duality, into a more relational consciousness (again, what I call the third consciousness).

What Do I Think Will Happen?

Regarding the eclipse, I think it is the beginning of the realization that consciousness shift is possible for ourselves and others.The low lows push us to the next level. They ask that we be honest on a deeper level, to get to the truth of why our reality exists, thus blending and creating some new “aha!”s into our cells.

It is a challenge to discuss consciousness – but we know what it is. It’s not the mind but it is what precursors this. It is pre-manifestation, which is why is explained in terms of numbers and base systems. Here, I try to explain it in religious terms.

What Did Happen?

As for me, I saw it sortof, before the peak, but at the peak, the neighbor with the eclipse glasses didn’t want to share and was indoors simultaneously putting the toddler down for a nap, so I was outside wanting to see it but trying not to hang around her house. So, I focused instead on the feel of the nature and I heard crickets but I think I always hear crickets in the hot still August afternoons. OK, I hear crickets a lot normally. My cat was acting the same but I didn’t want her to go outside in case she tried staring. Kidding.

This picture happened to me, thanks to Snapchat, LOL!

Earlier, before the eclipse, my dad and siblings and I had a funny email exchange about watching the sun. Funny to me since I’m a sungazer.

I walked into a shop at the point the first “totality” was being broadcasted on NPR and everyone was really emotional and excited. I was like walking around the store with my eyes bleeding from the thought of everyone watching. More kidding.

I walked into another shop and was particularly captivated by a mermaid. I took a picture :-).

I don’t like the word totality to describe the eclipse because totality for a sunologist would be at a full moon, where both bodies are shining brightly and communicate with one another.  This is more like, good time to figure stuff about yourself out in a quiet private space so you can start delivering yourself better to the world.

I was able to understand my chart a whole lot better, it seemed. I also realized my right ring finger is where the healing is (?!) and could feel the instant of healing when I did a quick Reiki on my daughter. She was dumbfounded by the clearing and kept wowwing and then accepted it as an every day event.

That’s my report.

Defining God as an Eclipse Exercise

This eclipse, it is well to remember our wholeness. We (/me) frequently neglect the relationship we have with the idea of oneness, or everything-ness, and the way we are gifted by its presence. We’ve given up on God and don’t believe in him as a patriarch at the top of the cycle and we have no other collectively-agreed upon way to describe or think about God. It’s nebulous (It’s Piscean). But if we have a sense of wholeness, and the sum of the whole being greater than its parts (due to each part being an accumulation of earlier parts), then we can call all that is, “God”.

So, 30 is God and 29 is so close and yet so far, because the last time we saw God was at 0/1, yet God’s been happening all along and we will find that out tomorrow. (That was yesterday. It was a very fulfilling day.)

If God is everything and not just the top (think a circle, like a clock, where we start at 3:00, end at 3:00 (for esoteric reasons, don’t question everything!), and God has always been considered the top, or 12:00) the world just got 25%  bigger, as we all acknowledge God as the whole thing.