month the Universal Festival Calendar molts again
for the second time this year. The April
calendar shifted focus from prediction of dire
events and how to ride them to the theme that the
more one focuses on destructive results from the
lower end of the mass emotional spectrum, the more
the predictor, no matter how accurate, helps to
bring these events about and thereby contributes
to stoking the mass vibration of fear. Ironically,
while this calendar has always sought to help liberate
humanity and the Earth from forces who want control
of the planet through fear, the calendar itself
has triggered fear in some readers and has thereby
served the fear program of the power elite. The
April calendar redirected all of the astral prelude
material away from fear toward the consistent practice
and service of love.
From this month, the calendar
will no longer include long astral preludes with
long astrology forecasts and long range trends.
The keyword here, you have noticed, is "long".
For various reasons, among them the author's imperative
of moving more easily on the earth plane by selling
creative work, it is no longer feasible to invest
as much time in gift work when there are scripts
to be written, plays to be done, and festivals to
sing and dance in.
Some astral material will still be in the daily listings. And those who want detailed information can still get it through a personal astrology reading.
It is Aquarius now, so it's
best to keep wordshafts quick and short. We already
know that the main theme of the month is the same
as it's been for years now. Conditions are the same
as they were in the Universal Festival Calendar
for October, 2001:
month is the moment of perception following the events of September,
the time of crystallization when the veil shifts and it becomes
possible to see through the carefully crafted illusion of unity
that the rhetoric team of government and media have been polishing
ever since Sept. 11 . The fissures in the screen begin to appear
now, as more people come to understand that unity will not
last long or stay flexible unless the truth is served. The themes
of this Blue Moon will test the premises of whether freedom can
survive without truth, as the astral dynamics have to do with
communications, entertainment, hot and dazzling rhetoric, illusion,
deception, some of the old lies and many new ones, all now
From now until 2004, one prized quality in a highly developed
soul will be the detachment and equanimity to swim in lies without upset
The same flood is cresting
now that the American election comes the day after
Full Moon in Scorpio, as the dark end of Scorpio
is secretive and duplicitous. The Full Moon of this
month is always -- though it may not seem so at
the time -- one of cleansing and renewal:
The joyous Diwali festival
of lights in India reverses now, after three days,
into the Kali New Moon that clears away the old
and brings the new.
Nov. 5 is the first day
of the holy month of Ramadan, which falls this year
on the same day as an American election that will
either impact or lighten many Islamic countries.
In the Mayan calendar systems, Nov.
5 begins the
Uinal of Death, the sixth of the 20-day Uinals in the current cycle
of the Tzolkin, or 260-day calendar.
This Uinal is ruled by Mictantecuhtli, the Lord of darkness from whom new life must soon proliferate.
Among the Hopi, Pueblo and Zuni peoples of the American Southwest, Nov. 5 may be the year's most solemn festival: Shalako, Return of the Kachinas, celebrated each year from the last New Moon in Scorpio to the next Full Moon. The sacred images are ritually removed from the kiva, purified, then blessed and beautified in dance ceremonies that renew gratitude to the Great Spirit and the ancestors for health, food, babies and protection from dark forces.
The collective likelihood
is that this New Moon on Nov. 4 - 5 will be a Scorpionic
reversal, in the collapse of one thing and the birth
of another, in the purifying and the renewal. The
likely election outcome: an apparent disappointment
who do not want war and wish to dismantle the present
system of parasitic and predatory corporatism. The
more momentous reality will take longer to perceive:
that in places like the United States, where millions
of people have already relocated to the Aquarian
paradigm and no longer give their energy to the
corporatist two-party shell game, elections only
convey the opinions of some of the people who are
still beating the dying horse of Piscean American
money hierarchy. The elections do not reflect the
inevitable fact that the Aquarian people now at
work in cyberspace, who are not reported in the
TV culture or reflected in the election results,
will be the ones who create the future not from
changing the present system, but from being available
to clean it up when it passes away from its own
corruption. Then comes the challenging part, when
the Aquarians invent something new. Whatever it
is, it is likely to have the Aquarian features of
equality, friendship, honesty, teamwork, inventiveness,
discovery and the values of world community.
A few ideas for this month,
then we go to Daily Listings:
Societies are shifting now
from the old Piscean hierarchies of control, domination
and secret manipulation -- governments, corporations,
churches, private armies, cartels of money movers
and currency wizards -- to the Aquarian Team of
people working and loving as like-minded friends.
The energy of Aquarius is Friendship, and that's
why both Work and Marriage in Aquarius will move
from side to side between good friends, not up and
down between the boss and the worker. In the
simplest terms, the Aquarian Comedy is Charley Chaplin's:
"Give me a park bench, a pretty girl and a
cop, and I can make a comedy anywhere." The
Piscean Age has been ruled by the cop. The Aquarian
Age will be ruled jointly by the pretty girl and
the trickster. Their energies are blending, and this
is why pretty girls are getting to be better and
better tricksters all the time, and tricksters are
learning the art of much better presentation.
November will be slickly
produced, and will awaken a lot of people all over
Tremors in Consciousness,
rather than tremors in physical space, come more
frequently now, for the moment of Cosmic Birth is
coming. As the mother strains toward birth, toxins
are released in her body and come out in sweat.
The contractions are faster and more painful. We
have a choice now between reacting to the birth
agony in fear, or welcoming the newborn in
love, and visioning what we want the new child and
all the new children to be: the builders and farmers,
the teachers, tricksters, beauties and clowns of the New Earth,
when there will be no countries, no borders, no
separatist religions, no passports , no trade barriers,
nothing to separate people from each other any more.
We will get there, to the Universal Aquarian Freedom,
at our own pace. There is no point in trying to
push it, though many, including the author, would
like to bring it about soon.
The fastest way to accomplish
the change will include new ways of teaching the
most effective remedy for fear: Love is the medicine,
and even though it is the most important thing of
all, in most places it is not taught to children
except in whatever ways the parents invent or learn
from others. The children learn letters and numbers,
and social flow and small organization. But they
don't learn the practice and life skill of love.
Instead, they often learn hate, and they know, even
before they can walk, the words their parents use
about the people we hate. Their schools, media and
toys train them in
more hate, until there are whole nations of young
people who have never experienced the sublime thrill
of love, the comfort and tenderness, but know instead only
the cheap thrill of hate.
Our children may not know
who they love and who loves them, but they know who they
hate. The quickest and fastest cure for this condition
is to teach consistent love to our children, even
to organize love in creative, playful ways, and
to decide we would no more feed our children
hate than give them poisonous food. We will give
children teaching in the form of both food and love,
and they will grow into cooks and lovers who will
nourish and green the Earth.
The way to change hate into
love is not to kill the hater, but to love him,
and behave as we do toward those we love. This is
the only way that will work. It is time we did it.
Delightful love changes begin this month.