Present Tense

See the Karma, Release the Karma

Okay, a little astrology today.  Just a little.

We had a full moon in Sagittarius yesterday (also a lunar eclipse, which is a bigger deal) The first one where the moon’s nodes are now in Sagittarius and it’s opposite sign, Gemini.

Without getting into the weeds and losing you: the moon’s south node in Sagittarius is digging up things from the past, while the north node is our future evolution. So one is our legacy, one is our destiny.

The nodes stay in these opposing signs for about 18 months and we work on and evolve in ways that these signs represent. Then they move on and we begin work in other areas. This shift began in early May, so the energies are still new.

In a nutshell, this full moon in Sag is showing us the intransigent and dogmatic beliefs and biases of the past, that we need to let go of. Our karma in a sense.

In this case, racism, oppression, inequity in the African American experience and community.

There is a long history, beginning from the VERY beginning of our settlements and eventually, our actual nation.

We aren’t necessarily supposed to SOLVE this right now. We are supposed to see it, absorb it, process what it means and feel into it from the African American community’s experience. How these beliefs and biases have hung around and stilted THEIR growth and OURS.

Have you seen the protests re: George Floyd in London this morning? MASSIVE. In LONDON!

This is collective (in other words all of humanity) energy that is happening.

So, sit with what we are learning about our history, our negative reactions, our ‘original sin’ toward blacks (and indigenous populations) and feel deeply into what we have wrought, as a nation and society.

This is a call to just recognize it, deeply. Not necessarily a time to SOLVE it. Particularly if we don’t really have any solutions:)

There are a LOT of people who have been thinking about this, working on solutions, etc for a long time. Let them take the lead and leave our internet/armchair expertise alone for now.

Our job is to be conscious of our past and how it has damaged all of us. Humility is called for.

June 6, 2020 Posted by | Musings | , , , , , , , | 5 Comments


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