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“Is Astrology Together With the Internet an Affair Made in Heaven?”

In any age and time as long as civilization has been in existence, I am sure without a doubt that it has been said “Those were the good old days”.  Some of us who were here before the advent of the internet, have those feelings, if not a mixed bag of feelings, and some of us feel we are experiencing the good old days, right in the present moment.  I seem to find myself in the middle with awe and respect for the technological era and the advancements it has given us, but at the same time I feel something has gone amiss which is hard to pin point what.  I definitely feel we have gained more then what we have lost, but what little we have lost, might have offset everything we have accomplished so far.  Some of us have had the insight and foresight to compensate, while some of us seem not to see the problem, until we were pushed right into the situation and had our eyes opened to what was happening to us and around us. 

I was one of those caught up in the momentum of the ecstasy of having all the information I wanted at my fingertips, and with an easy click of the mouse, everything was laid out in front of me, without too much effort on my part.  The problem I ran across was an overload of information and the lack of wisdom to choose which to use and when to use it, if at all.  It is like being in a candy store or bakery shop and finding myself sampling one of everything and before I was aware of it, some have spoiled, and with others I realized I really didn’t want them in the first place.  I was caught up with the momentum of accumulating what was available, and the more that was available, the more I wanted it.  Unfortunately for me, the mind, the conscious and the subconscious doesn’t discriminate and stores all this information for later use, whether wisely or unwisely, and before I knew it I was moving into areas I have never thought about or was actually interested in. 

What I have discovered in my own use of the internet, is the hours surfing for information and knowledge and storing it in the back of my mind and my files for later use, and then rushing to the next site to read more and down load more data.  Have I really digested the material and did I actually think it through, or did I just quickly skim and try to incorporate what I could?  By rushing to the next vital information that I really thought I needed, did I throw discernment out the window?  Have I really thought through what I read and was I really able to integrate it into my delineations or was I hoping to use it sometime in the future?  Was I just storing the information, just to have it or was I really assimilating it into my own thoughts?  These thoughts kept going round and round, until I came to the conclusion that I needed to step away and look at it from a different point of view. 

I began to remember how it was like when I first took classes in astrology and the long discussions we had on each new concept that was presented.  I realized I was getting into the habit of hoarding information, instead of gathering what I needed for the moment.  Looking at my files, I began to see how much of what was being stored was something I may never put to use, and may actually be cluttering and confusing any issue in the future I may have.  I began to wonder if some of this information was a hindrance, instead of a blessing.  I began to see that my hoarding of this data was becoming an addiction that I could not control.  Besides a habit that was gaining its own impetus, it began to clutter my own thoughts.  I wonder if being exposed to all this information, it was subtly influencing me in ways that were not beneficial to me, or make me a better astrologer?

I have always felt that thoughts and ideas can gain a life of their own, by the emotions and energy we give consciously or unconsciously to it.  I personally feel that our subconscious has the power to create what it thinks by the energy we give it, and inadvertently we may give form and power to those thoughts and ideas we casually bring into existence.  It came to my notice that all this data may be affecting my general wellbeing without me realizing how it is subtly influencing how I see things and how I react to them.  As a collective group, are we storing all this data without really thinking through the cause and effect of these ideas in our life?  Exposure to all this data maybe creating inner havoc without us realizing or seeing the results?  I do think astrology and the internet is an affair made in heaven, but as an individual we need to use it wisely and not allow cyberspace to use us and direct our lives without us being in control and making our own decisions.

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“Mercury Gone Wild? or has it just Gone Mad?”

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These days during the internet explosion and with communication technology going wild, the resources to search for information are always at your finger tips.  Not only has blogging gone wild, but with services like twitter, one can keep in touch with the news of the day within seconds of it happening.  With so much going on, no wonder the old media establishments are having a hard time keeping their institutions profitable.  One begins to wonder how much of the information is backed up with facts or just hear say.  There is so much information available, and there is only so much time in a day to absorb all the knowledge to be had.  This made me wonder if all this knowledge that is available to us is a benefit or does it have a destructive nature we are unaware of?

Mercury the planet for communication, messages and information has it’s hands full these days with all the different ways to distribute this knowledge, one wonders how much is really being absorb, and has it been helpful?  It seems to me again that Saturn, Uranus, and Jupiter comes into play in this important matter.  I happen to be very happy that all this knowledge and information is so easily at our finger tips, that I have begun to wonder how much of the information are we really digesting?  Are we digesting the material and integrating it into our thinking, or just filing them in files in our brain, and when needed, extracted for use.  I am thinking we are in this financial mess, because we have assimilated all the necessary data, but had not digested the information to see what elements of what had been absorb can be put to good use for our benefit.  I have noticed in my own life, that I am being bombarded by so much information, that I don’t have the time to really think about what I am really reading.  The need to understand how our natal planets help us to absorb and digest this information is very important, if we are to attain a happy and successful life during these difficult stressful times indicated by the transits of the planets.

The transits of Saturn opposition Uranus square Pluto is telling us that the way we absorb and digest our information, and the way we are applying it into our lives, needs to change.  That we have lost touch with our real soul and the need to regenerate and see life as a whole picture and unit, and use it to benefit everyone and everything on this earth.  It seems to me that we have lost the zest to live, live and live.  Life is a banquet, in which we should enjoy each morsel, instead of filling our stomachs to stay alive.  All this information available to us is great, but if we don’t digest and understand how to utilize and apply the information into our lives, it becomes a hindrance instead of the help it should be.

This is where understanding the aspects between Mercury, Saturn and Jupiter in our charts become of vital significance in how we assimilate all this information.  It is not important whether the aspects are beneficial or malefic, but what is important is what the assets and the liabilities are.  The old adage “to be forewarned is to be forearmed” has more power, then one realizes.  To go into battle and to know our weakness is to have a secret weapon the enemy has not expected, and we may not win, but we will not lose, either.  This is where Mercury makes its presence in our chart important, and the need to understand how well it gets along with the sign and house it is in, and the aspects it is making to the other planets in our natal chart.  Again Jupiter and Saturn take their place in front to give us structure and the ability to digest, use and integrate the information beneficially into our lives.  So in reality Mercury has gone wild, and will it be us, who goes mad, if we don’t learn how to use all of this available knowledge for our benefit?  Knowledge is power, but I think in the twenty first century the saying should be change to “Knowing how to use and apply knowledge, is power”.

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