Friday, December 21, 2012

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

December 21, 2012 - What do I think?

December 21 2012 - what do I think?

Many of you have written in and asked for my interpretation on the upcoming end of the Mayan calendar (Dec 21 2012). Those close to me have heard me joking that 'maybe they got sick of writing it'. Why  on earth would we expect a calendar to be left for us that lasts forever? 

So the logistics would say, the end of the calendar is purely that, the end of a calendar. Human love timetables and definitive timetables. Endings scare us. What will be next? Will it be over? Will what be over? And we're all a dramatic lot who have deep ancient memories stored in our cells from our ancestors who underwent dramatic disasters and life changing experiences. Perhaps memories from our other lives. We remember, and thus we expect to face annihilation in some form. Catastrophobia in other words. History does have a habit of repeating when we don't learn from it.

 Theories are running wild on the topic of 2012. When I was 16, a book dropped off a shelf at my local library. You can hear it free here on YouTube. The second in the series can be heard here. These books (written in the 80s) rocked my 16 year old world as they talked about energies and events that I felt in my gut and witnessed manifesting in the years after my reading it. The material resonated, as far out as it may have seemed to others. The books (channeled material) mentioned a window from the 1980s-2012,  a window of time that psychics claimed couldn't be 'seen' intuitively, a slice of time that no one could project ahead into, as though it had been left for us to figure out ourselves - free-will for everyone on the planet.  I like that idea to this day as it reinforces a belief I hold that we do get to choose certain specifics of our physical reality.  

 In that respect, Dec 21, 2012 will be one of Your making no matter what manifests or does not manifest on a global scale. That may be the most accurate answer of them all.

Other theories surrounding this whole subject:

* Disclosure. An announcement that aliens are real, they are here or on their way or that they already walk amongst us. The arrival of ships.

* Massive weather shifts, a possible pole reversal. Cataclysmic conditions, earthquakes, tornadoes, you name it.

* A spiritual awakening that tips the majority towards a better and brighter future as we wake up to the fact that we are All One.

* A Change in the way we measure time. The calendar thus becomes the 'end of time' as we have been measuring it, but not the end of the world.

* The return of great Gods who once mingled with humans.

* Events that force us all to work together to 'fix' social problems that have built up and so far have been left unresolved

* Worldwide conflict, a possible third world war.

* The collapse of the financial systems on the planet.

* Reality splits - where this current Earth continues on, but other Earths in other dimensions are born, and we'll all be living on the one most in line with where our energy is at on Dec 21, 2012.

There are as many theories as there are people living on the planet. 

I had a lot of ideas since that book piqued my interest 19 years ago. My thoughts have since changed, because from my vantage point as an Astrologer, I see cycles within cycles, a never-ending story. I see no real endings, just cycles of expansion and contraction.

Saying that, the lead up to this point in time does seem to coincide with a feeling of 'contraction'. Things tighten up. Lessons become obvious, inescapable. Time changes, perhaps moving faster. Feelings intensify. issues become larger so that they can be dealt with. Are you feeling it also? Those who remain ungrounded during these times are the ones likely to get swept up into any frenzy and thus become mere pawns playing into the games and manipulations of others who are feeding off people's emotional fear. Those who look for the bigger picture and know that all is unfolding as it should, and who remember their divine heritage and who they really are (or simply put those willing to keep making better choices and refusing to put 'negative' energy back into the pool), will become beacons of light during darker times.

I can say this with certainty - global shifts are here. They have been building for some time. I agree with the "spiritual awakening" theory but I'll also throw in that during a time of a spiritual awakening there is usually an equal measure of people who aren't sure what it means, whether they even want to participate and thus inevitably end up unintentionally joining team of people who want to try and keep things the same, out of fear of change, inadvertently adding to the chaos on the planet. 

A pole shift IS upon us, but I am beginning to feel it may be an energetic one. The good gets better, the bad gets worse all under their own self-guided self-fulfilling prophecies. You're either facing your issues and working through them or you're getting lost in your human dramas.  It's all a matter of perspective. If you insist on appeasing your ego and proving everyone else wrong, cutting off people who disagree with you (when they could actually be helping you grow through your old conditioning) then you're likely to wind up with a happy ego but sad soul. In other words, you win the battle but lose the war. If you treat every experience as a challenge and an opportunity to evolve, then you'll sail through the coming years with much more ease. You'll be the change and part of the change everyone is seeking.

Kabbalah defines the world we see with our senses as the 1%. And that the greater reality we can't see is the 99%: that stuff you spend so much time on that you'll inevitably lose when you die. That's the 1% crap. The 99% is the spiritual dimension where you are more than just a human being. As the 1% proves ineffective, unfulfilling or painful, people will be forced back inside themselves to (hopefully) connect to a source of spiritual power (the 99%). In other words, people are beginning to disconnect from the matrix they currently find themselves in and realize there is more going on behind the scenes than we have been led to believe.

In the months and years ahead, you're either adding to Light on the planet or contributing to the blocking of it, and thus you're working for the Dark. Light and Dark are two sides of the same coin of course, and simply labels. But when you're not shining light on your own secrets or conflicts, you're adding to the darkness, it's as simple as that. The Light helps us grow and evolve as a whole, the darkness delays that process.

Light = conscious awareness.

Dark = unconsciousness.

Are you being controlled from behind the scenes by your lower nature, your reptilian brain? Are you, in fact, taking this whole physical life way too seriously, and therefore reacting in ways that pollute your environment further with even more unconscious actions and thus darkness?

The great news is that the darker moments are perfect opportunities to bring in more Light, more conscious awareness. Stop hiding your darkness or hiding from it. Accept that, just like everyone else on the planet, you have the option and choice to align with either. We all have inner 'demons', and it's our personal job to slay them (by bringing them into the light of our conscious awareness, where they can do no harm). That which is lurking behind the scenes, pulling strings, untalked about and ignored/denied or repressed is controlling us, whether we care to admit it or not. The media will continue to be filled with examples of this very fact. "Disclosure" is upon us, of much that has been kept in the dark for so long. 

Astrologically, Uranus in Aries represents an awakening of the individual. We can't stop this. People who will no longer sit back and take it. Aries means war, so unexpected conflict (Uranus in  Aries) is inevitable. The individual is demanding its equal rights. People are bubbling with unresolved anger, possibly even the anger that they have an intuitive feeling they are being manipulated and used by those with more power and more financial control. The pyramid is beginning to crumble. Those abusing their power at the top may soon find themselves powerless and defeated at the bottom. And those long suffering souls at the bottom may actually come out on top!

Pluto in Capricorn represents the destruction (Pluto) of outdated systems (Capricorn). All governments are going through a cleansing. Secrets are bubbling to the surface. Nightmare scenarios are being exposed as real (such as how widespread child sexual abuse is, and the key public figures who are part of it). Conspiracy theorists are proving to be correct in their claims, made back in the 80s. 

Companies are shutting down due to greed, corruption. People swindling others are being brought to justice. But at the same time, there are those in power who are hiding (Pluto) from the structures they are promoting (Capricorn) that are unhealthy and harmful to our planet as a whole. Through diversion and other more overt methods of control, there are those seeking to do all they can to keep their secrets just that. No wonder we feel such a push-pull right now.

Saturn (our karmic life lessons) is currently in Scorpio. Saturn rules Capricorn. it's the Lesson teacher. In Scorpio, it teaches us through death, losing that which we value. it also rules intimacy - trusting others long enough to get close so that we can do the shadow work of unveiling and transforming our inner darkness (the parts of ourselves where we feel shame, hurt, rage, hatred etc). Scorpio is ruled by Pluto the transformer. When we have the two combined (Saturn in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn) we have a "mutual reception" between the two energies. They go hand in hand. Combining the energies of Scorpio and Capricorn we already see the patterns playing out:

Abuse within governing bodies (financial, sexual etc)

Greed/manipulation within existing structures and hierarchies

Massive overhauls and changes necessary to repair what's broken

Death as a vehicle of change to the system

Transforming the rules and regulations

Death/Changing of major political leaders around the world

I talked about Pluto in Capricorn before the fact, so you can compare what was said then, with what has transpired since. This placement also warns of the danger of over-control. As the citizens of planet earth awaken from their slumber and realize to what extent they have been abused and used, lied to and otherwise taken for granted, there will be outbursts and backlashes as people rebel against the rulers of their time. Pluto in Capricorn shows that the powers that be will not give in easily. Controls may be put in place, ways to control people's freedom of speech, movement and individuality. Capricorn is the System and Pluto can represent every effort being made NOT to change!  

 But Change is synonymous with both planets. 

Uranus in Aries will continue to move like a spark of electricity, first via the internet as groups focused on social change (be it the Meditators of Neptune in Pisces or the internet groups or computer hackers of Uranus in Aries), to those who refuse to change just for the sake of it (Saturn in Scorpio). Everyone everywhere is being tested, in public, in private. We are urged to transform the darkness within our personal life, before we entertain any hope or possibility of things shifting in larger scales. one affects the others. one person can truly change the world.

As things intensify, and the world news seems completely bleak, we must not forget one thing. Change is necessary. Look around. Things aren't working on a grand scale. Roads are broken up, people are having to pay for education, healthcare stinks, food is being genetically manipulated (here in California, people actually voted to NOT have genetically modified ingredients listed on their groceries), the list goes on. Things have to change for us to sustain our future on the planet. A happy future at that.

But....things are changing in a positive way, a way no one is really reporting on the owned media news networks. We don't get to see or hear about these changes, thus adding to the darkness on the planet. But the possibility of long term improvement is riding on the wave of the current short term stresses.  There is always a light shining.

How do we feel when we 'wake up' after a night of slumber? Groggy, tired, confused, unsure, vulnerable?

That's how many people are feeling right now across Planet Earth. You can't see them or speak to them but there are people across the globe living with the same conflicts you have, who are trying every day to handle the conflicts raging within themselves. And each decision to move further into the Light, tips the balance of energy on the planet.

People are questioning what they are being told. Smelling a rat when the news and politics of the day are trying to steer them into a place of fear and powerless. People are realizing they can regain their sense of power by looking beyond mere surface appearances. Who gains from tomorrow's conflict or disaster, attack or crisis? What will happen when the balance tips in favor of the Light? What would it take for that to happen?

These are question we may see answered in our time. Where we see light, we must see shadows. And where we see shadows, there is always light. Change sometimes creeps in slowly, for better or worse. Sometimes it arrives with a nuclear blast of devastating proportions. Great change, the type we are all looking forward to, is rooted in truth. "Seek the truth and it shall set you free".  And so I believe that as the truth is told (of course determining the truth can be difficult while Neptune is in Pisces!) the shift many are talking about is facilitated.

Who's to say if some of the 2012 theories are relevant. I expect we'll see the results in 2013-2015 when Uranus and Pluto continue to square off against each other.  As a humanity, we are facing the uncomfortable conflict created when we are forced to face the darkness we have been instrumental in creating, allowing, ignoring or dismissing. We all have a hand in global events, even from just our reaction to the 'news' we see before us each day. What do we do and how do we change when we have become entrenched in negative patterns and behavior. Do we accept the discomfort of change, or insist of digging our heads in the sands? Try as we may, this is just not the page in the history books when that is possible. 

And that idea excites me.

Why don't we simply focus on a better world, however that looks to us. if our desires are stronger for the whole than our personal selfish nature, we may just see some major changes - of our own making.
2012, I believe, sets the stage for the unfolding of greater and deeper change - necessary change and often difficult. But we are simply players in a story that has reached a darker chapter but which, with our help, focus, commitment and intention, can have a happy ending.  

 In other words, as the chapter of the Mayan Calendar ends, the real change begins.

Your astrologer,

Neil D Paris

Friday, June 15, 2012

Saturn in Scorpio: 2012-2014 Predictions

Saturn is the Law-Maker. Whichever sign he's in, is subject to rigorous 'reality-checks', tests, trials, limitations, frustrations, challenges and lessons.

Some historical examples: Saturn in Taurus (Mad Cow Disease..Taurus the bull) Saturn in Gemini (news regarding Freedom of Speech), Saturn in Virgo (restricted health care system), Saturn in Libra (more talk about Marriage Equality), Saturn in Sagittarius (restricted airline/international travel).

Saturn is about to move into Scorpio (October 2012) so I thought I'd give you my predictions for what you can expect to see in the news headlines as this alignments begins making itself known on Planet Earth (and within your own life).

In 2012-2014 (beginning in October but we'll no doubt see signs of these energies as soon as July, three months before the alignment), expect these stories to take hold of our headlines:

Changes in the laws governing Death: funerals, cost of burial ground/services, the 'death' industry, where and how we are buried/cremated, further talks on the laws surrounding the 'right to die', abortion, changes to/abolishment of the 'death penalty', more talk about the Dead and Dying (and the care of the elderly).

Shifts in attitudes towards Sex and Sexuality: tighter/altered laws for prostitution and pornography, possible new STDs or outbreaks (or the fear thereof), tighter control over our animal appetites, abstinence, more talk about sex crimes, changes in std testing/costs/availability, more sex scandals

Insurance Issues: stories about insurance companies not doing what they should, costs of insurance shifting, new insurance plans implemented, the fall of corrupt insurance systems

New Debt Laws:  changes in bankruptcy policy, credit card crackdown, debts being recalled/forgiven, new payment plans

Marriage Money: alimony, pre-nups, law changes related to who gets what, shifts in divorce laws

Criminal Clampdown: exposure of underground crime, pedophilic rings (and the connection to those in positions of power), major drug busts, proliferation of crime circuits and groups,

New Laws of Secrecy: the protection of those up to know good or the exposure of those hiding something, privacy issues at the forefront, more invasive measures against the public,

These are just some of the headlines I predict we'll be seeing a lot of in the next couple of years. Look for signs as early as July and watch as Saturn continues his testing of everything related to Scorpio, along with Scorpios themselves.

Stay Tuned!
Your Astrologer,
Neil D Paris

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Downloading Divine Love: Venus Transits the Sun (June 5/6)

Venus Transits the Sun

June 5: 6.09pm Pacific, 9.09pm Eastern,
June 6: 2.09am UK time

Astrology transits are very specific but their effects can often seem very generalized and less easy to pinpoint.

For example, today is a very special day - Venus transits the Sun (something that won't happen again until 2117). It's not Mars that will appear to cross the face of the Sun, it's VENUS, so Venus stuff becomes paramount now. However, how it manifest for the individual, the company, the couple, the country varies enormously.

Since the Sun is the Life Giver of our planetary family, the energy that holds it all together (symbolic of our "Source"), any planet that comes into contact with it, in the skies and within our own Birth Charts, is given added emphasis, power and importance.

Many Astrologers are discussing this once-in-a-lifetime alignment, as a return of the Divine Feminine. That sounds all very dramatic, but it does touch on the vibration of Venus: Love, as opposed to Mars: War.
From this end, I see this as a time when we're urged (and reminded) to Bring More Love Into Our Lives.

What does that mean exactly?

It means continuing to Love others, even those who don't love you, 
never loved you, can't love you 
or even those who appear to hate you.

It means finding things to do that you Love to do, 
even amidst dark times - lost jobs, broken marriages, 
loneliness, poverty, illness. 

It means loving yourself more right here right now today, 
regardless of how you look, how you feel 
and how others are treating you.

It means upping your Self-Worth, 
knowing you're part of the Divine Plan, 
even if your small life seems pointless, 
empty or without meaning.

It means Treating Others as You Would Like to Be Treated -
 even if, in your eyes, it seems they don't deserve it.

It means Being Open to Receiving 
instead of walling off your heart 
out of self-protection and past pain.

It means Building Bridges more, 
even with those you have a 'beef' with, 
or those who aren't in agreement with 'your way' of life, 
and in return those whose lifestyles 
don't fit your paradigm of 
'what should be'.

It means that Love (Venus) should eclipse our Egos (Sun) so that we can once again unite under the umbrella of Unity, instead of being separated by our separate selves. While the Ego is the Sun in Astrology and shines through the fragments of the 12 signs (and thus doesn't see the 'whole picture' - how can you if you're always seeing life through the lens of Cancer, Scorpio, Taurus etc?

 Love is at the core, and found via Venus, located now in Gemini.This transit promises to deliver to those who are ready, the cosmic code of Divine Love - a reminder that we are all one, that we are, always have been and always will be loved and that despite the appearances of separation and LACK of love, that real true love is beneath it all.

If you're seeking Love only in the Human Realm, you open yourself up to dissatisfaction, disappointment, let-downs and failed expectations. Why? Because we're all on a Human Journey this lifetime, and thus things won't always go 'according to (our) plan' in this world (the world that the Kabbalists call the 1%).

In the real world  - the world behind this one (the 99%), we are always Loved, we come from a place of Love and so we ARE Love. Those who seek Divine Love, the love of something Bigger, Higher, More Connected, will feel full even in this world of transition.

The kicker is this: How much do you think you're worth? 

Do you feel deserving of Love even with all your current 'flaws'? Can you let Love in despite being hurt before? Can you turn your attention away from seeking Love in your fellow humans and decide once and for all to be your own Source of Love - giving, with no expectation of a return?

If you can, you'll become of the Earth's Divine Spokespeople - Emissaries of Venus, downloading more of her much-needed energy to a planet in the throes of social upheaval, change and collapse to make way for something better.

That's my take on this Venus-Sun transit. It will only happen once in our lifetime, so let's celebrate the Love we have felt in our lives, celebrate the Love we desire in our lives (which is already calling it forth), and find ways to bring even more Love back in to the darker places in our own lives - in our relationships with friends, family, partners, neighbors, strangers.

June 5-6 kicks off a special Love-Fest on Planet Earth and you're invited.

Dress Code: Come as you Are.

Loving YOU as I Love Myself,

Your Astrologer,

P.S Don't forget to check out your Weekly Scopes each Monday. This Week's cover the Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Lighting up the Darkness: Scorpio Full Moon (May 5)

The Scorpio Full Moon is tonight (8.35pm Pacific, 11.35pm Eastern, 4.35am Sat UK time)

You can read more on what this period means in this Past Post on the subject.

I'll be starting a 3-day Apple Cleanse under this Full Moon, since it's one of the most potent all year for releasing, purging, shedding. A cleanse is a great idea. Want to quit smoking? This is your Full Moon to begin. Want to let go of some heavy emotional feelings you've been carrying for a while now? This is the best time for it.

Scorpio is about The Darkness - facing those parts of yourself and your life experience that are "dark" - areas that Lack Light! The Full Moon's light allows you to see a little closer into your heart, soul and psyche for areas that are still dark and still awaiting the Light of your Conscious Awareness.

Feelings are always strong during this Full moon but if you Embrace them, they'll lead you to the place where you can finally drop them, and see them for what they are - opportunities to bring in more Light.

When you go so far into a feeling or an area of Darkness and things you Do Not Want you eventually and inevitably return full circle to What you Do Desire.

I'll be holding a personal Full Moon Ritual tonight by writing down things I DO NOT WANT in my life on pieces of paper. Then I'll write on other pieces, the things i DO want (since they are two sides of the same coin). Then, I'll burn all the pieces and surrender it all. The Universe responds to this sort of vibrational input by aligning you further with what you want.

Remember, although the Full Moon is in Scorpio, the Sun of Conscious Awareness is in Taurus - grounding, comforting, appreciating, building, growing, enjoying. Don't lose track of these energies as your anchor during one of the darker Full Moons we experience every year.

Whenever you "let go" under a Scorpio Full Moon, you immediately create an opening that can be filled with your Desires. When what you don't want is so glaringly obvious these days, can you continue to shine your spotlight of awareness on what you do want?

Enjoy the intensity, use the darkness as reasons to connect once more to your Inner Light, and in turn each time you do this, you aid the Planet by collectively clearing the Darkness of Unconsciousness that has plagued humanity for too long now.

Use the Darkness to bring in more Light, this Scorpio Full Moon!

Your Astrologer,

P.S If you need help moving beyond some form of darkness in your own life, schedule a Personal Reading and together we'll shine some Light on the unconsciousness within your own life.

Friday, March 16, 2012

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

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