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2021’s Cautiously Optimistic Psychic Forecast: Keep Your Heart Open and Your Powder Dry

February 10, 2021in Newsletter Archive, Uncategorized

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Microcosmus Melothesia—Benjamin Vierling  

“The body is a device to calculate
the astronomy of the spirit.
Look through that astrolabe
and become oceanic.” 
Rumi

For more:  Ruminations of a Timeless Mystic

Dear One,
I hope this holiday missive finds you well and at peace with what IS. The good news is that, no matter how challenging our external circumstances presently are, there’s some more Light pouring in this Spring as we slowly emerge from our collective dark night of the soul.

For those of us on the path of awakening, the global pandemic is giving us a more important FGO (f**kin growth opportunity) than any lesser circumstances could have instigated. And this great boon is to allow our ego armor to soften as our hearts open wider and deeper with benevolence and empathy for ourselves and our fellow souls all over the planet.

“What is the best use of each day of our lives? In one very short day, each of us could become more sane, more compassionate, more tender, more in touch with the dream-like quality of reality. Or we could bury all these qualities more deeply and get more in touch with solid mind, retreating more into our own cocoon.”Pema Chodron

Keeping our hearts open also means cultivating faith that everything is evolving perfectly in the Divine Plan for soul growth and karmic healing for each of us. If you find it hard to maintain this faith when the going gets tough, please feel free to borrow some of mine—which is unconditional and boundless.

Also, it helps to hold an emotional tone of cosmic humor as we incredulously witness global events playing out. It seems, more and more, as if we’re in a live-action sci-fi movie with: Mutant strains popping up daily, home-grown terrorists plotting insurrection led by a sociopathic ex-president, and conspiracy theory devotees, fueled by social media, dumbing down the mass-consciousness to ever-new lows of fear-based ignorance.

When I did a New Year’s reading for myself last month, I was informed that, because of the continuing quarantine which has enforced a much more extended inward focus of time and energy than in this life to date, my psychic and spiritual evolution has accelerated by over twenty years from the previous timeline probabilities.

This warp speed, supported by the Quickening of galactic, cosmic and planetary energies, as well as boosted by more and more powerful solar flares, has moved me to a very new place in terms of a more expanded concept of identity. Although, as always, it’s very challenging for the nervous system to acclimate to the higher-frequencies downloads. I keep hearing about this speeded-up inner growth from many of you as well.

For more on the ever-accelerating energies of the Quickening, which I define as the bombardment of the Earth plane with high-velocity frequencies as a Divine catalyst to speed up the evolution of consciousness:

The Bardo of Bombardment
How to Be in Paradise During a Cosmic Flu Pandemic

The major transit of 2021, which kicks off this week on February 17, is a combative one between Karmic Teacher Saturn in humanitarian Aquarius squaring off with Trickster of Awakening Uranus in comfort-loving Taurus. This contentious energy will be in effect for the entire year—coming to a head or point of crisis in mid-June—and culminating at the end of December.

The themes of this, which we can already see playing out on the world stage, are that Saturn, who rules the structure and rules of the Earth Game, is vigilantly doing his job—via the administration, higher authorities, and the powers that be—to oversee laying down new regulations for the highest good of all concerned. For the role of government, even for libertarians, is to protect the populace from collective threats, such as the pandemic as well as home-grown political violence.

But Uranus is also doing his job as the ruler of individual freedom, rebellion, revolution and the internet, especially the wild-west atmosphere of social media. And, since Saturn is in his traditional co-ruler of Aquarius, which is also the natural ruler of Uranus, he may go overboard in trying to suppress  free speech and the first amendment.

 Not to mention that, with Uranus in Taurus ruling the stock market, banks and financial regulation, we’ll continue to see more than the usual amount of unpredictable and, at times, extreme ups and downs in all money, real estate and material security areas—personally and en mass—fueled by the irrational exuberance of the Cosmic Trickster, whose function is always to shake us up to wake us up.

Uranus is up in arms against all this Saturnian authority telling us what we can and cannot do. As it is limiting our enjoyment of the comforts that Taurus so loves by requiring mask-wearing, restricting travel and gatherings and, just in general, imposing rules on our daily lives which cramps our style and, for many of us, our ability to make a living.

Saturn in altruistic Aquarius may say that all the restrictions imposed are for “The highest good of all concerned in the long run.” But Trickster Uranus wants individual liberty and wants it now!

Please scroll down to see my paintings of Saturn and Uranus for a visceral visual display of these energies.

We all have Saturn and Uranus as components of our personality in out birth charts. But some of us are more Saturnian or Uranian by nature. This year, when Saturn and Uranus by transit trigger sensitive points or planets in our baseline birth chart in the houses or areas of our lives ruled by Aquarius and Taurus, we’ll get to experience an exacerbated or enhanced expression of our natal predispositions.

These transits may make us feel internally a bit crazed or at odds with ourselves and, externally, as if the outer world is so crazy that we either feel more and more detached from it or more and more confrontational with it.

It’s easy to see who is doubling down with embracing the pandemic-fueled new rules and regulations and even wanting more stringent ones—that’s unequivocally a Saturnian type. And those that are up in arms (literally, at times) demanding their freedom and individual liberties no matter who might be harmed in the process—that’s a Uranian type, for sure. (And you can tell that I’m a Saturnian type, reinforced many times over in my natal chart, in every area except romance and mysticism, by how I’ve phrased this paragraph:)) For more:

Becoming ONE with the Inner Guru . . . Or How to Make Saturn Your BFF”

So, with this major transit/theme of 2021, we need to choose our battles wisely and not sweat the small ephemeral stuff. Sure, if we go along with all of Saturn’s big daddy rules and regulation, we may feel a bit squished or diminished in our freedom of choice on the ego levels.

Conversely, if we’re cavalierly operating with a sense of personal entitlement in a way that could possibly cause others harm, we are definitely incurring some karma sooner or later. This is especially so for those in any position of power, such as “influencers” on social media, touting nonsensical conspiracy theories and advocating Uranian rebellion from no-mask wearing, to being vehemently anti-vaccine, to out-right violence.

If we feel the desire to rebel too overtly against restrictions, it behooves us to look at our level of emotional maturity, especially if we’re fighting against health or safety rules that are not really life-threatening dealbreakers individually in the short run, although they may feel important on the two-year-old toddler/little self/ego/personality levels. For more on this, here’s a perfect send-off to the EX-toddler in chief who has Uranus on his Sun:

  SOUL-LEVEL CURRICULUM: The Karmic Consequences of Entitlement (and it might not be what you think)

This year, we can choose “keep our powder dry” and stay vigilant of those actions which best serve our most important interests, and not sweat the small stuff so much just to be a freedom-loving rebellious Uranian teenager emotionally. Freedom is surely an inside job ultimately, regardless of external restrictions that test our alrightness at the core of our inner state of Being.

When Uranus first moved into Taurus on March 6, 2019, I wrote that we need to prepare ourselves as we witness more and more of that which has been known and safe falling away. And now, with Uranus continuing his journey in Taurus through April, 2026, we can expect even more phases of this particular cycle of karmic lessons coming our way on all levels—inner and outer. For more:

All Your Stagnate Comfort Zones Are Going, Going, Gone

Because expansive Jupiter is also in Aquarius, he is amplifying Saturn’s role, inciting him to operate a bit unrestrainedly in the rules and regulations department. But it does reinforce my prediction that Saturn may reign over Uranus slightly this year—in terms of their functions by sign. Added to this is the fact that we’ve just entered the Chinese Year of the Metal Ox, whose characteristics are much more aligned with Saturn’s rule of law.

In essence, the Awakened Heart functions in some form of service to Humanity (Aquarius), allowing personal love to be an agent for transpersonal love.” Alan Oken

On a timely note, February is a month when our heart/minds instinctively turn more towards love, even if this is culturally induced by V-day:). So, even though our heart’s pilot light never goes completely out, as it is fueled by an infinite supply of Divine Love, this is a time (especially with Saturn in transpersonally-loving Aquarius) when we can allow more love to fill us from Source so that our hearts can blaze brighter and burn away any accumulated dross or debris that has blocked our love-light from shining out more brightly to nourish ourselves, all those in our lives and the earth plane itself in a natural overflow or ripple effect.

As we focus on love, which I call the gold-standard, in terms of what all human beings are ultimately seeking as the essence of true abundance, it’s important to keep in mind how many varieties of love there are: From love of plants, animals and nature, to friends and family, to the juicy romantic and erotic varieties—and, in the end, just pure love with Being and all of Life, whether one calls it the Flow, the Tao, the Divine or Source.

In Greek philosophy the varieties of love were broken down into seven categories (this list is adapted with updated personal commentary from an article in Psychology Today magazine):

1. Eros is sexual or passionate love, and is the type most akin to our modern construct of romantic love. In Greek myth, it is a form of madness brought about by one of Cupid’s arrows. The arrow breaches us and we ‘fall’ in love, (I say: “We don’t fall, but rather either step in it or rise in it:)”) as did Paris with Helen, leading to the Trojan War and the downfall of Troy and much of the assembled Greek army. Eros has also been contrasted with Logos or Reason, and Cupid painted as a blindfolded child.

2. Philia is love based on friendship. Aristotle believed that a person can bear goodwill to another for one of three reasons: that he is useful; that he is pleasant; and, above all, that he is good, that is, rational and virtuous. Friendships founded on goodness are associated not only with mutual benefit but also with companionship, dependability and trust.
For Plato, the best kind of friendship is that which lovers have for each other. It is a Philia born out of Eros, and that in turn feeds back into Eros to strengthen and develop it, transforming it from a lust for possession into a shared desire for a higher level of understanding of the self, the other and the world.
In short, Philia transforms Eros from mere lust into an impulse for shared growth as souls on a journey of awakening. Real friends seek together to live truer, fuller lives by relating to each other authentically and teaching each other about the limitations of their beliefs and the defects in their character, which are a far greater source of error than mere rational confusion: they are, in effect, each other’s therapist. So, it helps to find a friend with some degree of openness, insight and communication skills, both to change and to be changed.

This brings to mind a quote by M. Scott Peck which has been a guiding light for me for decades in my criterion for choosing romantic partners and friends:

“Love is the will to extend one’s self for the purpose of nurturing one’s own or another’s spiritual growth. Love is as love does. Love is an act of will—namely, both an intention and an action. Will also implies choice. We do not have to love. We choose to love.”

3. Storge, (‘store-gae’), or familial love, is a kind of Philia pertaining to the love between parents and their children. It differs from most Philia in that it tends, especially with younger children, to be unilateral or asymmetrical. More broadly, Storge is the fondness born out of familiarity or dependency and, unlike Eros or Philia, does not depend on personal qualities.
People in the early stages of a romance often expect unconditional Storge, but find only the need and dependency of Eros, and, if they’re lucky, the maturity and fertility of Philia. Given enough time, Eros tends to be transmuted into Storge.

4. Agape is universal love, such as the love for strangers, nature or the Divine. Unlike Storge, it does not depend on filiation or familiarity. Also called charity by Christian thinkers, Agape can be said to encompass the modern concept of altruism, defined as unselfish concern for the welfare of others. Recent studies link altruism with a number of benefits. In the short term, altruism leaves us with a euphoric feeling—the so-called ‘helper’s high.’ In the longer term, it is associated with better mental and physical health, as well as longevity.
Given the increasing anger, fear and division in our society, as well as the state of our planet, we could all do with quite a bit more Agape. In the Buddhist traditions, Agape equates with the cultivation of bodhichitta, or loving kindness and compassion as expressed through the Bodhisattva Vow:

With a wish to free all beings 
I shall always go for refuge
To the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha,
Until I reach full enlightenment.
Enthused by wisdom and compassion,
today in the Buddhas’ presence I generate
the Mind for Full Awakening
For the benefit of all sentient beings.
As long as space remains,
As long as sentient beings remain,
Until then, may I too remain
And dispel the miseries of the world

Beings are numberless, I vow to awaken with them. Delusions are inexhaustible, I vow to end them. Dharma gates are endless, I vow to enter them. Buddha’s Way is unsurpassable, I vow to become it.”

5. Ludus is playful or uncommitted love. It can involve activities such as teasing and dancing, or more overt flirting, seducing, and sexual relations. The focus is on fun, and sometimes also on conquest, with no strings attached. Ludus relationships are casual, undemanding and uncomplicated but, for all that, can be very long-lasting. Ludus works best when both parties are mature and self-sufficient. Problems arise when one party mistakes Ludus for Eros, whereas Ludus is in fact much more compatible with Philia. Friends with benefits, indeed!

For me personally, one of the criteria of who I choose to be with is that we enjoy playing the same games of life together. For, if we are at a place where we can love everyone transpersonally then who we choose to spend our time with needs be not based solely on love, as our hearts are already open to everyone.

6. Pragma is a kind of practical love founded on reason or duty and one’s longer-term interests. Sexual attraction takes a back seat in favor of personal qualities and compatibilities, shared goals and making it work. In the days of arranged marriages, Pragma was very common. And, although out-of-fashion these days, it remains widespread, most visibly in certain high-profile celebrity and political pairings, as well as in many more traditional religion-based societies or groups.
Many relationships that start off as Eros or Ludus end up as various combinations of Storge and Pragma. Pragma may seem opposed to Ludus, but the two can co-exist, with the one providing a counterpoint to the other. In the best of cases, the partners in the pragma relationship agree to turn a blind eye—or even a sympathetic eye, as in the case of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, or Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicholson.

7. Philautia is self-love, which can be healthy or unhealthy. Unhealthy self-love is akin to hubris, overweening pride and narcissism. In Ancient Greece, a person could be accused of hubris if he placed himself above the gods, or, like certain modern politicians, above the greater good. Many believed that hubris led to destruction, or nemesis. Today, hubris has come to mean an inflated sense of one’s status, abilities or accomplishments, especially when accompanied by haughtiness or arrogance. As it disregards truth, hubris promotes injustice, conflict, and enmity. 

There is, of course, a kind of permeability between the seven types of love, which continuously, over time, keep morphing back and forth between all varieties, helping us expand the emotional range of our humanness, which is, after all, one of the purposes of reincarnational cycles for soul development.

Especially important for 2021: Healthy self-love, which is similar to self-esteem, is our cognitive and, above all, emotional appraisal of our own worth relative to that of others. More than that, it’s the matrix through which we think, feel, and act and reflects and determines our relationship to ourselves, to others and to the world. 
I’m huge proponent of what I call “healthy selfishness” which I describe metaphorically as to always remember when on an airplane to place the oxygen mask on oneself before on the baby in our lap. I also believe that what we choose to do for the highest good for our own soul growth is ultimately for the highest good of all concerned. For, how could it not be, if we are ONE Being with billions of faces?

However, there is a caveat to healthy selfishness on the personality-levels these days. And that is that the sign of a truly mature soul, which responsible-minded Saturn governs, is to view placing the oxygen mask on our collective soul first as One Being, before we place the oxygen mask on ourselves.

How we operate collectively now is perhaps one of the greatest tests to date of how we’re doing in terms of the spiritual evolution of consciousness as a race, as nothing less than the present global pandemic could lead us to the higher truth of unity consciousness in which we’re all in this together—and always have been. As the WHO said: “No one is safe from the pandemic until everyone is.”

In closing, wishing us all a daily practice of gratitude for all the varieties of love and abundance in our lives in the eternal Now, as well as glass-half-full attitude adjustments from the witnessing perspective of our souls. I’m holding the vision of some semblance of herd immunity in the USA and other developed countries by this Summer and globally by mid-2022 with over 70% vaccinated, with the support of ongoing Saturn in Aquarius pandemic protection measures.

While some may claim optimism is delusional (especially so in the present-day dark ages of the Kali Yuga), there is science-based research that optimists live longer than pessimists and enjoy a much better quality of life. So, I’ll stick with my always glass-half-full chosen view. One of the best books on optimism from a historical perspective is by Steven Pinker and is Bill Gates’s “favorite book:”

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Of all spiritual philosophies my favorite is Leela, (aka cosmic play), followed by becoming One with the Tao (aka going with the Flow), as well as Maya (aka Life as a dream or illusion). And, of course, I also love and practice Tantra, which embraces the senses, emotions and awareness all as vehicles on the path—so it makes being in a precious human incarnation in the Earth Game like an all-inclusive resort:).

In this time of accelerated inner growth, if you’re seeking a new way to look at your life and a new philosophy to live by, why not consider one that offers you the most pleasure, joy and bliss regardless of external flux? For more:

Spiritual Practices Reading List
On Pleasure, Joy and Bliss

Finally, here are my soul-level resolutions for 2021 and beyond:  
I.  Enjoy the ride today—even more—by acting as if each day is our last . . . and smile.
II. Hold the faith that:  Life goes on, our Souls live on and that which we have always been seeking—Source—has been inside us all along . . . and smile.
III. Be grateful that Life is doing its damnedest to help us remember why we are truly here . . . and just keep on smiling.
Sending out ongoing transmissions of visceral pleasure, joy in Being and bliss body shenanigans, 

J   O   A   N

Uranus (aka The Guardian of Transformation)—Joan Pancoe

Saturn (aka the Lord of Karma)—Joan Pancoe


“My commitment is to truth not consistency.”—Gandhi

“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.” —Walt Whitman

For more:  I SING THE BODY ELECTRIC

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Also, of timely interest, from the Archives:

Five Stages of Mourning in the Kali Yuga

Your Prescription for Maximizing Wellbeing: The Witnessing Protection Program and the Post-Traumatic Soul Growth Protocol

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To help catalyze an opening to a higher perspective, I’ve written a number of articles on astrological themes, body karma, addiction, aliens, spiritual teachers, meditation and much more: 
WRITINGS

Most pertinent to read now: Embracing the Unexpected: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Uranus (but were afraid to ask)

INFINITE ABUNDANCE: Owning Our Inner Jupiter
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Winter Solstice Newsflash: The Great Jupiter-Saturn Rebirth in Aquarius Has Begun!

December 16, 2020in Newsletter Archive, Uncategorized

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Dear One,

Every year we celebrate the Winter Solstice, the darkest day of the year, as the time when the Light slowly but inexorably begins to return. This year, we have a lot more to celebrate as Jupiter and Saturn align for the first time in over 600 years in Aquarius exactly on the December 21 Solstice. Adding to the rejoicing, Jupiter and Saturn will create a “Christmas Star” visually in the sky on this Solstice, as these planets have not been this closely aligned since 1226.

This is one of the most auspicious planetary events we’ve had in the longest of times. As, not only are conjunctions signifiers of beginnings, but this conjunction occurs in Aquarius at the mystical degree of zero (0°)—which connotes the potential for everything to be reborn out of this still, pregnant point of emptiness.

Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance, in the middle of the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance, when you’re perfectly free.”RUMI

One of the best ways to preview what this momentous occasion will mean for us collectively is to review what happened in history the last time this great Jupiter-Saturn conjunction occurred in Aquarius in 1405. For, the first fifty years of the fifteenth century is considered to be when the Renaissance truly began.

“The Renaissance was associated with a wave of new artistic, scientific and cultural achievements. The French word renaissance literally means ‘rebirth.’

The Renaissance was a fervent period that paved the way for the revival of European literature, philosophy, politics, culture and art. This was an era of seeking the ‘great’, as global exploration opened up new lands, cultures and possibilities for the European economy.

Fact 1: The Renaissance was a period of time in European history from the 14th-17th century.

  • It served as the bridge that linked the Middle Ages and modern times. 

Fact 2: The Renaissance was regarded as a time of ‘coming out of the dark.’

  • It was a period of rebirth for science, art, literature, education, and music in Europe. It was also a time when people, in general, lived a better life.” 

For more: 50 Facts About the Renaissance

Aquarius is ruled by Trickster of Awakening Uranus who is considered the higher octave of Mercury, the ruler of the rational mind, analytical thinking and communication. This means that Uranus, and thus Aquarius at its highest expression, functions beyond the scope of the left brain, receiving spontaneous transmissions through the higher mind and right brain from the imagination, dreams, visions, intuition and lightning-fast downloads.

“I didn’t arrive at the fundamental laws of the universe through my rational mind.” —Albert Einstein

Accordingly, we can expect to see more and more entirely original inventions and innovations than ever before, especially through new medical, scientific and technological discoveries. And, going forward through 2021 and beyond, we can anticipate this new renaissance/rebirth to transform our human development to the next level of conscious evolution by accessing seemingly magical ways to connect, heal and thrive in all the areas we need it most globally: climate change, the pandemic, income inequality and especially through developing revolutionary new ways for alleviating human suffering all over the planet.

With Jupiter and Saturn now in humanitarian and altruistic Aquarius, and Transformer Pluto moving into Aquarius in 2023, we’re now firmly in the 2000-year Age of Aquarius, which many believe began with the Harmonic Convergence in the 1980s. And, while Pisces may represent unity consciousness experientially, it is Aquarius which plants the seed in our minds of the absolute level of reality where we’re all One Being with billions of faces.

On-line computer platforms such as Zoom and many others exploded onto the scene just in time during 2020 to allow us to connect globally like never before in the digital world for teaching, business, research and much more. And we’ll continue to see the rise of technological advances connecting us through the world wide web and other Uranian modalities perhaps not even imagined yet.

To further understand the significance and powerful impact of this profound reset event of Jupiter and Saturn (aka expansion and contraction) coming together at this exact time in human history, we can look to Alan Oken, one of my favorite astrology teachers and writers, who calls this conjunction: “The Cosmic Accordion.” He says:

“The music that comes forth from the celestial instrument asks the question: How are we to integrate the urge for expansion on any level within the structure, confinements, and limitations of time, government, rules, regulations, and current social tendencies. I think this has a LOT to do with the systems that need to be created for the distribution of the anti-COVID-19 vaccines—not to mention the great opposition to them that will be expressed by certain social groups.”

The above quote reminds me to share my own personal view from a Taoist perspective about the Covid-19 vaccine. And that is: Everything—including pharmaceutical drugs and Western Medicine—is part of the Divine or Tao.  How could it not be so?

Therefore, I’ve always been totally all right with taking drugs that I intuitively knew were right for me. This includes those that I wanted (birth control pills and bioidentical HRT) or needed (antibiotics and pain meds after surgery) for my health and wellbeing, including tetanus and shingles vaccines among many others throughout my life. For, where would we be—in terms of world-wide global suffering—without vaccines for small pox, polio and the like?  

For more (this article blew my mind wide open):
12 Vaccines That Saved the Most Lives

Since mind is always the builder of our personal reality, I choose to focus and feed the power of my mind to only having positive effects from any medicine or drug that I allow into my system—and, thus, have rarely had any major, long-term negative side-effects. I would mention that, since I’m ultra-sensitive to everything as a psychic (as well as being “clean and sober” since 1982), I limit any pharmaceutical drug use to being the absolute last resort, when all other holistic options have either failed or where there isn’t a viable alternative.

I’ve also worked with some clients, mostly in healing fields, who were adamantly against vaccines and pharmaceutical drugs under any circumstances. That is, until they or their loved ones—especially their children—are in such dire straits physically, mentally and/or emotionally—that nothing less than taking drugs will help to, if not cure, than at least alleviate some of the suffering from what ails them.

So, it helps, upfront, if we can do the inner work to release limiting beliefs about the Divine nature of all creation in the Flow (aka the Tao)—and thus short-circuit mentally projecting any fears and judgments (or negative side-effects) into circumstances which could cause us needless anxiety over decisions most of us will need to make over the next year or two re the vaccine question.

However, if one is 100% sure that a specific medicine or vaccine is not right for them, then it’s important that they own this as their absolute truth. But, if one is only 99% sure of what is right for them, then perhaps it behooves one to keep an open mind to the 1% possibility that the gains just might outweigh the losses in this relative plane of truth.

On a similar note: In the last year or two, more and more clients are coming to me expressing concern and anxiety about how some of the external manifestations of the Quickening (aka accelerating cosmic energies) may be affecting them adversely. But whether we choose to label this vibrational assault as coming from cell phones, WIFI, 5G, EMFs, smart meters, etc., we also need, for the sake of our sanity, to accept that all of these electrical frequencies are also All part of the Divine or Tao, and NOT separate from it. 

I choose to view ALL of this high-frequency bombardment as helping us to acclimate and become stronger internally as evolutionary guinea pigs. Is this good news or bad? In Tantra/Tao, it just IS—all part of absolute reality, with nothing separate from All That Is. How could it be?

In closing, what does this Great Conjunction mean for us on an individual level?  It helps to firstly look at our birth charts to see how smoothly the relationship is within us innately with the energies of Jupiter and Saturn. 

Then, we can look at what area of our lives (via the astrological house ruled by Aquarius) is going to be undergoing major metamorphosis and rebirth so that we can make the most of these most marvelous and amazing energies. For, even though Saturn and Jupiter have a grand conjunction every twenty years, this is the first time in an air sign for over 600 years, and this conjunction will continue in air signs through 2159.

If you’d like to make the most of this Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, an astrological reading from a soul-level karmic perspective is a highly useful tool. It’s also the perfect gift for a loved one going through especially challenging times.

 A reading allows us to be more awake and alert to the timing of opportunities coming our way for abundance on all levels (courtesy of Jupiter) as well as how to make the most of all the FGOs (f**kin growth opportunities—courtesy of Saturn). And because they are synergistically working together now, Jupiter, the planet of expansion, will illuminate in a most positive way all the karmic lessons which Saturn is always bringing to us.

Once we know which areas of our life will be positively highlighted this year, especially through the opportunities we attract, we can focus more energy and attention there. This is a brilliant way to consciously create and optimize the abundance that is our Divine birthright and allow it to flow into those parts of us and our personal reality that transits of the outer planets will be shining on through 2021 and beyond.

For more info:  ASTROLOGICAL SERVICES

If you’re not familiar with your birth chart, you can get it here for free: Astro.com

And finally, over a year ago, I wrote:
“While the negative side of Saturn/Pluto transits is about as bad as it gets in terms of abuses of power and corruption at the highest levels, I have faith that the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction in Aquarius coming on its heels in late 2020 will offset the most heinous misuse of power from being sustained for any protracted period and thus bodes well for humanity in the long-term picture.
What I do feel confidence in predicting is that this coming year will end on a decidedly high note because Jupiter and Saturn conjunct as they both ingress into Aquarius on the December Solstice of 2020. So that, while the good news may come after a very rocky ride, it helps to know that whatever turmoil we have been going through will, in the end, result in more of an upswing than a downturn.  YAY!”
And so it is:). 

Wishing us all a fruitful personal rebirth. Wishing us all faith in the Flow of Life as always perfect in the Divine plan for each of us, ever mindful that divine orderly chaos is the irreplaceable wildcard component intrinsically woven into the tapestry of the Tao.

J   O   A   N

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”
—Joseph Campbell
 

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One of my most popular offerings is a customized mix of a mini-soul reading with karmic astrology for the year. I’ve started calling this combo reading “the happy meal:)”
 
In addition, I’m now offering $25 off all 30-minute psychic phone consults if booked by 12/21/20. If you desire some clarity and guidance to make more informed choices for the next leg of your journey, or wish to gift this session to a loved one, a psychic counseling session may be just what you’re seeking.

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***NEWSFLASH***
Since the pandemic began, I’ve written over seven newsletters to offer spiritual and astrological perspectives on how to maintain equanimity in the Flow with many reminders that our souls all chose to come into the Earth plane during this period in history for specific karmic purposes. I encourage you to check out my
NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES for an overview.
 
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 I’m now offering a
YOUTUBE CHANNEL to provide audio versions of all the pandemic newsletters to date as well as current ones going forward, for those of you who prefer to receive your consciousness-expanding downloads from me by listening to my (so I’ve been told) hypnotic voice. Along with each reading, there’s a visual slideshow of my art and other images to enhance your listening pleasure. In the near future, I also plan to add podcasts of other channeled info of timely and timeless interest.

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If you missed my last Newsflash:
I’m overjoyed to announce the launch of my brand new, state-of-the-art, safe and secure, mobile-friendly website: 
JoanPancoe.com

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Do you feel the need for some help in dealing with the Quickening of energies now? Then it’s time for a daily mind/body/spirit practice that feeds your Soul. If you’d like to learn what keeps me sane, serene, internally stable and grounded, please check out my:
NEW AND IMPROVED, REMASTERED TAOIST STANDING CHI GUNG AND SITTING MEDITATION RECORDINGS FOR 2021
For details:

 Taoist Practices MP3s for $20.00

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Also, of timely interest, from the Archives:

For a review of Jupiter in Capricorn’s lessons:
 JUPITER IN CAPRICORN 2020:
 The Sacred Tremor of the Universe Pulsates in the Center of Each and Every Being

Your Prescription for Maximizing Wellbeing: The Witnessing Protection Program and the Post-Traumatic Soul Growth Protocol

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To help catalyze an opening to a higher perspective, I’ve written a number of articles on astrological themes, aliens, spiritual teachers, meditation and much more: 
WRITINGS

Most pertinent to read now:
Becoming ONE with the Inner Guru . . . Or How to Make Saturn Your BFF”
INFINITE ABUNDANCE: Owning Our Inner Jupiter
 
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The Universe Is Conspiring to Help Us Up Our Game to Prepare for This Fall’s Karmic Final Exam

The Web in the Womb—Joan Pancoe

“We are a hundred thousand years beyond insanity. Plato does not speak of this. The physical beauty of men and women is not an image here. Lovers are alive to the extent that they can die. If you want to more alive, love is your true health.” —Rumi

Dear One,
Earth School is definitely NOT out for Summer! But rather, with so many outer planets in retrograde motion, our karmic lessons are primarily directed within our own Beings in terms of how we’re choosing to respond to all the ongoing challenging external circumstances now, which I call FGOs (f**king growth opportunities:)).
So, with Jupiter, Chiron, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto all retrograde, with Uranus following in mid-August, the planetary energies are swinging the pendulum of our focus from outer events towards going as deeply within as we’re willing to go and encouraging us, with all this inner momentum, to up our game spiritually so we’re as strong and stable internally as possible.
To make the most out of this season, it behooves us to take a much-needed break from overloading with too much “news” and instead spend as much time as possible on gathering our forces—from mind/body/spirit practices and communing with Nature—for what is to come in the Fall when most all of the outer planets station direct and a collective karmic final exam is presented in external reality to test our spiritual mettle.

Every Summer season, there are a plethora of outer planet retrogrades encouraging us to go within and replenish our beings.  But now, because of many factors, the energetic pendulum is swinging further inward than perhaps ever before, until it reaches a still point with no motion at the core of Being. These energies, if we allow them to, will help us stabilize at the level of our true timeless identity—outside linear space and time. 
In the Fall, the pendulum will be swinging outward again into external reality with exceptionally high velocity, starting with Karmic Teacher Saturn stationing direct on September 30, followed very soon after by Transformer Pluto’s direct station on October 4.
Consequently, we need to prepare this Summer to be as ready as we’re capable of for phase two of this particular cycle of karmic lessons coming our way on all levels—inner and outer—of witnessing more and more of that which has been known and safe falling away. Phase one actually began when Trickster of Awakening Uranus moved into comfort-loving Taurus on March 6, 2019. For more:
All Your Stagnate Comfort Zones Are Going, Going, Gone

I call it a “final” karmic exam only in the sense that what is coming is not a minor pop-up quiz or midterm, but rather a major global test of how we’re all doing with the challenges we’re facing en mass.
Life, as the ultimate guru, is teaching us about how to be in the world but not of it, as we witness—ideally from a place of inner emptiness, timeless presence and equanimity in the Flow—-more and more out-moded structures and anti-growth comfort zones in external reality and our personal circumstances fall away. All this to inspire us to be right here and right now—fully present and alive and, in point of fact, with the potential to feel more joy in Being than ever before.
Added to the internal challenges of adjusting our attitudes to accept and work with What IS, just as it is, is the ongoing conjunction of buoyant Jupiter with destructive Pluto, with the retrograde hit from June 30 still resonating all Summer. This brings us alternating emotional waves of over-the-top optimism and legitimate foreboding which we need to learn to ride skillfully so we don’t get swept away in a catastrophizing undertow.  For more:

JUPITER/PLUTO NEWSFLASH: Mother Nature’s Bitter Medicine and the Deeper Game Plan Behind It All

Pluto is stationing direct this Fall in structure-loving Capricorn and will not move into Aquarius until 2024. Pluto rules transformation through cycles of death and rebirth. His energies and function are a natural part of the Divine or Tao, best epitomized by Shiva the annihilator and Kali the devourer. Haha. For more:

 Owning Our Inner Pluto Before . . . It Eats Us for Lunch

As Pluto stations direct on October 4, we’ll definitely be witnessing the next phase of devastation heating up, through the coronavirus as well as earth changes. That’s why it’s so imperative that we take the time during the relatively calmer period of this Summer to go deeply within to the touchstone of our timeless nature. So that, going forward, we’ll have the bedrock foundation of our witnessing, soul-level identity for much needed inner stability at the core of Being.
As we are now firmly ensconced in the Kali Yuga (spiritual Dark Ages), it would be good if we remind ourselves daily that our souls chose to be born in this most interesting of times in the evolution of consciousness. During this period in human history, we have the opportunity to be in the vanguard, leading the way towards the Light of unity consciousness—i.e., one Being, billions of faces—which will play out over the next few millennia in the Age of Aquarius.
Taoist philosophy is all about learning how to go with the Flow, accepting whatever presents itself without resistance. It can also help us maintain a veery long-range perspective on witnessing the whole Earth Game playing out—especially necessary at times like these. In other words:

“When a cat falls out of a tree, it lets go of itself, becomes completely relaxed, and lands lightly on the ground. If the cat made up its mind that it didn’t want to fall, it would become tense and rigid and would just be a bag of broken bones upon landing. 
 In the same way, it is the philosophy of the Tao that we are all falling out of a tree, at every moment of our lives.  As a matter of fact, the moment we were born we were kicked off a precipice and we are falling—and there is nothing we can do to stop it. 
 So, instead of living in a state of constant tension and clinging to all sorts of things that are actually falling with us because the whole world is impermanent, be like a cat. Don’t resist it.” 
ALAN WATTS

This may be one of my favorite quotes of all time as it epitomizes Wu Wei (aka going with the Flow), which I aspire to live by on a daily basis. It means we get to choose whether to: fight a riptide, take other’s “stuff” projected at us personally or resist surrendering fully to the Flow of Life especially when it’s knocking us down.
Or, we can hold the faith that whatever is pushing at us is a form of spiritual resistance training—to make us stronger and more flexible—and that the Flow will always carry us in perfect time to the other shore. In the uber-turbulent environment we’re living in, being “like a cat” is spiritual pragmatism at its highest. 

Just days after Pluto entered Capricorn in 2008 the entire global financial infrastructure collapsed. Transformational Pluto’s function in Capricorn until 2024 is to continue to break down all obsolete structures in government, politics, economics, corporations and society. For, sometimes in order to change at all, as Nature teaches us, there needs to be death before there can be rebirth. 
So now, we’re definitely in the death phase, out of which a new higher order of structures will eventually be born. This, of course, is happening, not just for the United States but for the entire planet. And Pluto, in partnership with Mother Earth’s bitter medicine of the coronavirus, is just doing his job. For more: “Greatest Hits of the Kali Yuga (Darkest Age)”

And while, certainly, the present Pluto-ruled deadly pandemic is a cataclysmic, ongoing global event, one of the reasons the USA is getting hit the hardest, from an astrological perspective, is because America is experiencing its Pluto return right now. The exact return, at 27° Capricorn, occurs in February, 2022. Not so very far away, as Pluto moves veery slowly and thus has the most impact of any planet.
Pluto takes 248 years to make a single orbit around the Sun and return to its place in the birth chart. So, a person can’t have a Pluto return—but a country can—and the USA is in it now. As, with Pluto presently located at 25° Capricorn, we’re well within the ‘orb’ of exactitude.  In fact, with a Pluto transit like this, two degrees distance is negligible, as the “train” is on the tracks and it’s accelerating this Fall towards full impact.
So, whether you primarily identify with archetypal roles such as:

  • A solitary monk, who prefers to meditate alone in her cave and send out a tone of peace and equanimity into the mass consciousness.
  • A mad mystic who loves to experience the bliss of unity consciousness in all dimensions while simultaneously being fully embodied and enjoying Leela, aka the Earth Game, as Cosmic Play. For more: LEELA
  • A warrior of the heart—whose passion is to be an activist out in the world for growth and change—whether through communications, creativity or, literally, fighting for human rights.

Quite likely, you may feel as if you’re some combination of all of the above. But whatever our innate passion and mode of expression is, it’s time to up our game to the next level and consciously use our distinctive gifts to affect the tone of the mass consciousness globally through our chosen vehicles of manifestation in the ripple effect, in every word, thought and deed. Starting from where we are right now by working on dissolving any limiting beliefs or fears we’re still attached to that feed and churn the deep divisions in our society. No small feat!
It’s time to accept that all of us are volunteers in experiencing Earth School as being like a colossal alchemical cauldron that contains, among many other ingredients:

  • The ever-accelerating energies of the Quickening, which I define as the bombardment of the Earth plane with high-velocity frequencies of cosmic and galactic energy as a Divine catalyst to speed up the evolution of consciousness of the human race. For more: The Quickening Phase II Is Here to Rock Your World
  • The Pluto station of the USA, which implies a breakdown of all that needs to die so that new structures in a more enlightened order can be born over time.
  • All the souls incarnate that are so mentally ill, traumatized, asleep and ignorant that they only know how to react from a place of root-chakra fears for security and survival.When we mix this group with all the souls who remember their timeless nature and operate from a place of faith in the Divine Flow in all its permutations, we have an ever-deepening schism in the mass tone. For more:  GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH ALERT: “It’s Time for the Witnessing Protection Program!”

So, one could say that Galactic Alchemists are presently stirring the pot to transmute all the disparate ingredients listed above, as they increasingly turn up the heat, and that we are all cooking in what I call the “experiment now in progress” (aka the Earth Game).  All this to heal our collective karma of harming ourselves and the planet by not remembering who we truly are and why we’re really here at all. For more:
If This Were Your Last Incarnation, What Would You Do?

On a personal note, I’m happy to report that I’m in a very good space these daze—both internally and externally—as I’m experiencing more inner contentment and joy in Being than ever before.
While I’m channeling almost daily phone readings in my in-full-bloom secret garden in the heart of Manhattan’s East Village, (good real estate karma for sure:)), I’m amazed to discover that, as things keep getting more chaotic on the planet, it just seems to be calming me down more. Hmmmm, what sort of cosmic trickster magic is this? I’ve a feeling that some of you are feeling this way as well (just keeping it to yourselves:)).
I read a story this past March about William Shakespeare, who was forced, because of the plague of 1606, to vacate his busy and very entertaining theater-life in London and retreat to his family farm. There, in under a year, he wrote the majority of his greatest works during his quarantine.
Little did I know at the time, (well, maybe a little:)), that, three months after reading this, my 2nd chakra energies (creative/sensual) would finally be freed up enough to be transmuted into a cocreative channel for art again.
In fact, last month I started receiving very insistent visual downloads, for the first time in almost thirty years. During my three-decade hiatus from making art, all my downloads completely switched to a verbal mode and went into channeling these newsletters, my books, lots of teaching and lecturing, as well as many articles on my website. So, the upshot is, I’ve started making art again and am presently blissed out while working/playing on a serpent series in pastel. YAY!
Contributing factors to this major switch-over in the modalities of my downloads are that, with the quarantine, I’ve been freed from the day to day external distractions of being out in the world, and also, there’s the fact that my life partner has been working out of town since March. Again, another bad news/good news scenario.
But, not to worry, I’m still getting plenty of downloads for these newsletters. Although, as you may have noticed, there’s starting to be more lag time between them, as I’m busier than usual with doing readings, making art and sitting in inner stillness.

Last but not least, I am so here for you!  Therefore, if you’re experiencing any anxiety, feelings of dread, or emotional instability, please feel free to borrow some of my absolute Faith in the Flow on the psychic plane right now as you’re reading this.
This means that you too can access the witnessing perspective that everything playing out now in Earth School is part of the Divine plan for maximizing soul growth for each of us amidst, what I like to call, all the Divine Order-ly Chaos of our present state of affairs.
As Ras Dass said: “We are in the perfect circumstances for our Souls to learn whatever they designed this whole game to learn. As the process of karmic fruition speeds up, our lives get freer and freer from attachment and we create less and less karma.”
It’s important to know that it’s more than just possible, it’s optimal, for the mass tone and our mental health, to be peaceful and blissful even in the Kali Yuga. By choosing to move from the ego/little self/personality view of things to the timeless witnessing perspective of our souls, we can observe everything playing out in this 3D plane of duality—all the dark and light, death and rebirth, bad news and good news—from a much bigger-picture, longer-range, broader perspective.

If you’re feeling ready, I would love to schedule a psychic and/or astrological phone reading to help you make the absolute most out of these extremely challenging times by exploring your personal probabilities during the upcoming final karmic exam. Please check out my Services menu and feel free to reach out to me by phone or email anytime to discuss creating the perfect customized session for you or your loved ones.
If you’re interested, in your session, I can transmit some psychic empowerment practices so that you can viscerally experience during our session the opening of your vertical channel to receive delicious, cocreative Divine Love energy directly from Source.  Like I always say: “Eliminate middle management:)!”
There’s an infinite supply of Source energy available as our birthright in the cosmic ocean of consciousness, and every soul has equal access. So, I encourage you to dive in, as the water is more than just fine and, of course, absolutely safe
.Diving more deeply than ever before and sending out pure aliveness with a smile,

J   O   A   N

The Guardian of the Void—Joan Pancoe

“If you wish to gain merit and become one with the divine, then develop your virtue and extend it to the world.
Let go of all conflict and strife. Practice unswerving kindness and unending patience.
Avoid following impulses and pursuing ambitions which destroy the wholeness of your mind and separate you from the Integral Way.
Neither become obsessed with circumstances nor forego awareness of them.
To manage your mind, know that there is nothing, and then relinquish all attachment to the nothingness. —Lao Tzu
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NEWSFLASH
Coming soon by popular request:
  My own personal “Joan Pancoe YouTube Channel” where I’ll be sharing audio versions of current newsletters such as this, as well as other channeled info of timely and timeless interest, for those of you who prefer to receive your consciousness-expanding downloads through me by listening to (I’ve been told) my hypnotic voice.
Please check out YouTube as early as later this week for this feature, which is in the works right now.
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If you missed my last Newsflash:
I’m overjoyed to announce the launch of my brand new, state-of-the-art, safe and secure, mobile-friendly website:  JoanPancoe.com
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Do you feel the need for some help in dealing with “the Quickening” of energies now? Then it’s time for a daily mind/body/spirit practice that feeds your Soul! If you’d like to learn what keeps me sane, serene, internally stable and grounded, please check out my:
NEW AND IMPROVED, REMASTERED TAOIST STANDING CHI GUNG AND SITTING MEDITATION RECORDINGS FOR 2020
For details:
 Taoist Practices MP3s for $20.00
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Since the pandemic began, I’ve been writing a newsletter every two weeks (instead of my usual 4-6 weeks) to support maintaining equanimity with a spiritual perspective in the Flow. To read these pandemic writings, which started on March 8:
NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES
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Also, of timely interest, from the Archives:
Five Stages of Mourning in the Kali Yuga
Your Fall 2019 Prescription for Maximizing Wellbeing: The Witnessing Protection Program and the Post-Traumatic Soul Growth Protocol
How to Be in Paradise During a Cosmic Flu Pandemic
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In my last newsletter, I wrote a brief synopsis of Trump’s birth chart, which some of you may have missed. So please check it out, if you’re interested, here:
TRIPLE ECLIPSE INTENSITY ALERT: Hearts and Minds Are Being Blown Wide Open All Over the World
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To read more about the archetypal Trickster energy that Trump epitomizes in his chart (among other sadder things):
Embracing the Unexpected: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Uranus (but were afraid to ask)
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To help catalyze an opening to a higher perspective, I’ve written a number of articles on body karma, astrological themes, spiritual teachers, addiction, aliens, meditation and much more:WRITINGS
Most pertinent to read now:
“Becoming ONE with the Inner Guru . . . Or How to Make Saturn Your BFF”
INFINITE ABUNDANCE:Owning Our Inner Jupiter
On Pleasure, Joy and Bliss
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GALLERY OF MULTIDIMENSIONAL DELIGHTS
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NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF THE RIPPLE EFFECT—PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS

TRIPLE ECLIPSE INTENSITY ALERT: Hearts and Minds Are Being Blown Wide Open All Over the World

Going with the Flow II   Joan Pancoe

“What if God was one of us
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make His way home?”

Lyrics by Joan Osborne  


Dear ONE,
What if, from the far future, we could look back at this time in human history with 20-20 hindsight? My channeled downloads tell me that we would see that, because of all the seemingly senseless chaos and loss which occurred in an ongoing cascade in 2020 and beyond, there was catalyzed a mysterious alchemy.  And that this alchemical process infused the 3D experiment now in progress with more wisdom and compassion from hearts and minds being blown open than could ever have been realized under any lesser circumstances.

On June 5, we’re kicking off the first of our bi-yearly Eclipse seasons since the pandemic began. These planetary events always ratchet up the intensity as they set up the themes and tones for the next six-month period and beyond. Think of Eclipses as Full or New Moons which are turbo-charged with cosmic rocket-fuel. So, if you think we have quite enough intensity going on all over the planet already—well, all I can say is: There’s always room for more!

For, just as there are infinite levels of all dimensions, including the Void, so too are there infinite levels of depth available to be realized at every point of our journey, especially if we’re not primarily externally goal-oriented.

So, cultivating a taste for intensity (I used to say ‘intensity” was my middle name:)), is especially relevant as, over the next month, we have a much rarer set of three eclipses occurring, rather than the usual pair. The first Eclipse on June 5 is a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius opposing the Sun in Gemini, and the following two are a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer on June 20, followed by a July 4 Lunar Full Moon Eclipse in Capricorn.

This Eclipse season brings us the FGO (f**kin growth opportunity) of assimilating all the intensity of outer reality into a cohesive Mind/Heart (Taoist don’t differentiate) perspective of how to make the absolute most spiritually out of our present conditions. This is especially the case this Summer with the retrogrades of Transformer Pluto, Karmic Teacher Saturn, Philosopher Jupiter and Lover Venus all encouraging us to go within to form our own truth.

How do we cultivate our own perspective on the Truth? Well, firstly, we must accept that it will be a relative, not absolute, truth as we are, after all, in a relative plane of duality. Then, we need to be willing to move to the timeless Witnessing perspective of the Soul, which gives us a more objective, longer-range view of reality playing out without the filter screen of our usual ego-colored glasses. 

And, most importantly, it’s time to stop allowing ourselves to be force-fed fear-inducing data in the guise of objective truth by the 24-7 news cycle, whose job it is to keep us watching, like observing a continuously repeating video of a train wreck in slow-mo. This mostly negative slant creates potentially toxic, pre-digested “junk food” which can make us ill in body, mind and spirit if we over-imbibe.

So, while we can continue to watch or read news with our discriminating mind, it’s best to keep it to a minimum, just enough to witness the pulse of the mass tone and the particular doings in our vicinity. But then, it’s time to back away from our news delivery systems so that we’re not inundated with so much skewed info that we allow it to affect our core tone of faith in the Flow.

Here’s some news to help tip our perspective more towards “glass half-full” rather than “the sky is falling:”
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/22/environment-pandemic-side-effects-earth-day-coronavirus
 

The June 5 Eclipse is especially significant as it’s the first in a new cycle conjoining the Moon’s Nodes, newly into Gemini/Sag since last month. What this means is that, with the North Node of Destiny entering Gemini as of May 7 for 18-months, we’ll have the opportunity to start seeing the Divineor each soul’s innate awakened nature—shining out through their physical eyes.

From the bus driver to the bus rider, from the homeless to all essential workers—whether in hospitals, groceries, pharmacies or delivery men or womenall Buddhas or Christs in disguise. I heard one essential worker say, after she had just barely survived the coronavirus, that she felt “sacrificial,” as she had no choice but to risk her life to go to work to feed her kids.

With the Gemini North Node of destiny, we’re not speaking of some high-minded metaphysical philosophy (that’s the Sag South Node of our karmic past).  But rather, it is to viscerally experience everyone as part of Source or the Divine, God or the Tao, as our new normal perspective. This has been happening for me over the last few decades and, believe me, it changes one’s view of everything.

This new way of seeing our fellow souls is actually being awakened in us by the Quickening and the global existential crisis we’re all in. In addition, the North Node of Fate now in Gemini is delivering us to a new level of our planetary Karmic/Dharmic Mission as it guides us by encouraging clear and objective positive thinking until 2022.

My definition of being a mystic is one who experiences unity consciousness as the true nature of reality. In other words, seeing the Divine, Source or the Tao in everything and everyone with no separation or boundaries: One Being, billions of faces.

So, now, we get to choose which direction to go in: Towards becoming a mystic in practice (Gemini North Node) or sticking with an exclusive, over-righteous spiritual philosophy that believes we are all made of the same Source energy in theory, but in practice—not so much.

Taking the high road means we need to let go of our attachment to the Sag South Node of our Karmic Past, which is epitomized by seeing others as “less than” in terms of innate potentials. It’s about walking our talk, rather than clinging to a karmically-regressive, (not to mention, hypocritical), spiritual belief system.

We always have free will about what to do with our karma or destiny once it is presented. Free will is like a “stacked deck”—which means “the fix is in.” In other words, our karma is already loaded into the game. And, as I always say, we can do it now . . . or we can do it later. Go for the growth, that is.

At the moment of his enlightenment, The Buddha, said it best:
“How strange—all living beings have the fully awakened nature, but none of them knows it.  And because of that they drift and sink from lifetime to lifetime in the great ocean of samsara, in suffering.” 
 

How do we deal with a world in which we find ourselves surrounded by so much chaos and all the varieties of mental illness and forms of madness which this is triggering? I’ve found that the Taoist philosophy of going with the Flow, or Wu Wei, is most helpful, as it provides an internally peaceful view which naturally allows for a very long-range perspective on the whole Earth Game to permeate our relationship with Life as the ultimate guru.

Here’s one of my all-time favorite quotes on Wu Wei by Alan Watts:

“When a cat falls out of a tree, it lets go of itself, becomes completely relaxed, and lands lightly on the ground. If the cat made up its mind that it didn’t want to fall, it would become tense and rigid and would just be a bag of broken bones upon landing.

“In the same way, it is the philosophy of the Tao that we are all falling out of a tree, at every moment of our lives.  As a matter of fact, the moment we were born we were kicked off a precipice and we are falling and there is nothing we can do to stop it.

“So, instead of living in a state of constant tension and clinging to all sorts of things that are actually falling with us because the whole world is impermanent, be like a cat. Don’t resist it.

A few years ago, I wrote:
“The witnessing perspective is the optimal protection from being infected by the tone of the mass consciousness, which is always the lowest common denominator—particularly so now in the Kali Yuga.  For, if we’re still following the news at all, we’ll be witnessing more and more chaos, as some who are mentally ill act out life-and-death dramas that trigger pockets of mass hysteria to arise. We can also expect more reports of seemingly “surreal” acting out as if we’re watching an alternate universe or twilight zone based on fake news and fear (false evidence appearing real) in certain sectors of the population.

Would you like to know where you stand on a spiritually-based mental health continuum? For a baseline read, check out these spiritual truths and contemplate how self-evident they are to you:

  • 1. All beings are part of one greater divine Being.
  • 2. The Universe is made up of energy and ALL energy is conscious.
  • 3. The gold standard of energy is love in all its forms.
  • 4. Everyone is doing the best they’re capable of, and no one on the personality level chooses to be mentally ill.
  • 5. We’re powerless over other people’s karma playing out; therefore, all we can do is take care of our side of the karmic street and set a tone of equanimity in the Flow.
  • 6.  Cultivating bodhichitta—i.e., compassion and loving kindness, without judgment for those who are suffering due to illness in body, mind or spirit—is taking the highest road spiritually.

For more: YOUR TRIPLE ECLIPSE DOWNLOAD SURVIVAL GUIDE: How to Safeguard Your Sanity with the Witnessing Protection Program

Globalism, or internationalism, is the perfect political metaphor for holding a spiritual vision in the Light of: One Being all connected through the hearts of each of us forming the heart of the world, i.e., the Divine Heart. And, while we all have equal access to our birthright of an infinite supply of unconditional love from the Universe, we don’t all remember this truth yet. 

So, it’s up to those of us who can claim this birthright to send this Divine love out as compassion to all suffering beings on the planet—asleep, ignorant, mentally deranged, fear-based or otherwise—as lost souls, confused children, if you will. The Dalai Lama puts it best:

“From the Buddhist point of view, the Chinese officer who is committing the cruel act against the young boy is initiating a new cycle of negative karma. In the case of the child, there is a closure of a particular karma that the child is experiencing. The perpetrator of the crime is in fact an object of more compassion and mercy than the child.”
 

In light of the present schism in terms of reactions of how to be in the Flow during the pandemic, the perspective I would like to share is about how to consciously prevent as much, what I’ll call, “karmic collateral damage” as possible.
Here are two quotes to set the tone:

“Freedom does not mean you have the right to endanger the lives of others through your own irresponsibility and ignorance.” —Robert Reich

“Now is the time, if ever there was one, for us to care selflessly about one another.” —Dr. Anthony Fauci

This means that: Anyone who chooses to put their own desires for gratification first, beyond essential needs like food or shelter—if it is done at the expense of even possibly harming another human beingis incurring karmic collateral damage.

Operating from this higher level, with the heart/mind blown open, means taking conscious responsibility for only taking actions for the highest good of all concerned, not excluding ourselves in this, of coursebut also not excluded anyone else’s well-being.

I wrote about a similar subtle form of negative karma in my newsletter:  
SPRING 2017 SOUL-LEVEL CURRICULUM: The Karmic Consequences of Entitlement (and it might not be what you think)

Here’s an excerpt:
“From my experience with facilitating thousands of past-life regressions, I’ve been reminded that in the lives in which there was the most abuse of power, the most karmic poo-poo was incurred. And, that some of the greatest karmic gains come from past incarnations with the most suffering.

The wheels of karma grind exceedingly slow but exceedingly fine, and it all evens out in the end. Everybody, sooner or later, especially evil clowns or malignant narcissists, get theirs, rest assured. So, that’s just one less thing to ever be concerned about!  (Unless you’ve been veery naughty:).)    

“Hell hath no fury like a narcissist denied,” says Sandy Hotchkiss, author of Why Is It Always About You?” In her book, she explains that a sense of entitlement actually has nothing to do with real self-worth. Instead, a person with an entitlement complex is similar to a small child who never learned that he or she is not the center of the universe. They throw tantrums when outsiders don’t meet their demands. 

How do you know if you have a sense of entitlement? Here are some of the main signs:  
1. You impose unrealistic demands on others.
2. You tend to feel sorry for yourself if things don’t work out the way you want them to, and you advertise it openly, in melodramatic ways to get attention.
3. You have been called a bully, manipulative, ruthless, egotistical, vain or a liar.
4. You believe that you deserve happiness and success, and you go to great or extreme lengths to get it, often at the expense of others.
5. You punish people when they don’t do what you want, either by gossiping, spreading rumors, giving them the silent treatment, or by shouting and being verbally abusive.
6. You tend to see other people as competition or a threat.
7. You exhibit many double-standards in your behavior and interactions with others. For example, it’s OK for you to be late or forget something, but it’s absolutely not OK for someone else to do the same.
8. You tend to take more in friendships and relationships while the other person gives.
9. You look out for yourself first. Your needs and desires are more important than anyone else’s most of the time.
10. You have a hard time negotiating or compromising in a situation.
11. You believe that you are a priority and you should always come first, even at the expense of others.
12. People often seem to be offended or upset by what you say.
13. Generally, you think that you are better or more important than other people, and that other people should see this as well and respect you.
14. You want to be admired and adored.
15. You find it second nature to assert your dominance or superiority over others, and you enjoy doing it.

The above list is excerpted and edited from: https://www.davidwolfe.com/15-signs-entitlement-complex/

Quite an ugly list, no? That’s why so many of us feel appalled while observing the antics of Trump and his most rabid followers. Even if we only identify with a few of the above entitlement traits, Trump is still an amplified mirror to our darkest selves or shadow sides individually and en masse.

I studied his birth chart at depth before the 2016 election and did a reading about it on Fox news radio, no less. I will reiterate now what I said then: Trump is authentically being true to himself. He’s a Mars/Leo Rising showman who just loves the sound of his own voice.

 Added to this, with Trickster Uranus conjunct his Sun and North Node in Gemini, he genuinely exemplifies an archetypal trickster energy.  So, most of the time, when he lies or changes his mind 180° on any issue, he’s actually just allowing whatever he’s thinking at the moment to come out of his mouth with no filter or discriminating awareness of potential consequences. (We don’t need to get into his Venus/Saturn conjunction in uber-sensitive Cancer which indicates feeling empty, lonely and unloved no matter how big his cheering crowds are).

For more on archetypal Trickster energy:
Embracing the Unexpected: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Uranus (but were afraid to ask)

So, while Trump is certainly playing out his own humpty-dumpty karmic fall from grace—in this life or a future one—he’s also, in his trickster role, being a catalyst to spark the masses to rise up out of their unconscious stupor and more proactively choose the Light—or not.

While it’s true that the more egregious abuses of power are, the more karma incurred, even very subtle levels of selfishness and entitlement can be harmful to others and to our own spiritual growth, and thus create karma (i.e. unfinished business or baggage) to be resolved at some future time—in this life or beyond.
For more on the nature of karma: 
 If This Were Your Last Incarnation, What Would You Do?

In closing, on a positive note: On December 21, 2020 we’ll have the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction at 0° Aquarius which, without doubt, any astrologer would say is a huge beacon of hope. Then, in 2023, Pluto will move into Aquarius until 2042 and during this period everything will slowly start being transformed. We’ll get to witness all the old values of Pluto in Capricorn falling away. 

This means that money, materialism, external power and mindless consumerism will be gradually replaced as priorities with the Aquarian values of honoring the higher mind and intuition, more global collaboration and a deeper multi-dimensional understanding of the world.

And finally, I would love to schedule a psychic and/or astrological phone reading with you to help make the absolute most out of these extremely challenging times. Please check out my Services menu and feel free to reach out to me by phone or email anytime to discuss creating the perfect customized session for you or your loved ones.

Breathing deeply and sending out pure aliveness with a smile,
J   O   A   N

“No mud, no lotus.”

“Imagine that the Earth is the tree and we are the leaf”
Thich Nhat Hanh

“The whole Universe is my true personality.”
Anonymous Zen Master

 

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