I’ve been meaning to write about the story of money – how our deeply ingrained ideas regarding finances, financial success and abundance inform and create our current state of affairs.
There was a lot to say about it yesterday as Mars moved into the sign of Cancer – ruler of all things domestic, including the household budget and our ability to feed and nurture ourselves.
The masculine principle of mars – coagulating, creating and outwardly manifesting soul’s desires – moving into the realm of the triple-face of femininity speaks to me about Making Things Happen. And woman’s intuition speaks back about allowing Things to Come Together.
Yeah, I decided not to write some awful essay about The Story of Money after all. I took a look around me and saw that its one of those lessons in life we either get or we don’t. For the most part I don’t.
And I like that I don’t get it.
Part of Pluto-nature (and lets not forget the appelation means ‘Riches’) is to dwell in darkness. There’s comfort in that – when deprived of one sense we’re more accutely attuned to others. We can align with the deeper rythym that underpins all life – the ebb and flow of energy and matter; the pulse of our cosmos, inner and outer.
So rather than falling into a fearful state when it comes to scarcity – panic – scrambling around blindly attempting to do something about this forgawdsake – stay cool, accept the lack of light and information. Resist the urge to ‘ascend’ or heroically overcome anything.
Oh, I know I bang on about ‘heroics’ a lot – to my mind there’s something about the solar nature of our world that has gone all out of balance with the way things actually are. Only half the world experiences daytime at once, after all.
Our predominant global myth is in denial of an essential side.
Well, when I say ‘denial’ I only mean that our current dichotomy assumes that the failure lies in terrible darkness and that the Light is the Only Way.
We demonise, we fear – we go marching two by two but one of us has to be weaker. Our victims make some of us Victors. Our Gods and Goods depend upon Devils and death.
So we have this urge built in – to get what we can get before it all runs out. To win. Be right, be on the side of the good guys. To judge those who don’t also follow these urges as belonging to The Other Side.
Mars out of whack wants to ‘go out there and fight for it, take over, colonise and win’ – Pluto at best goes ‘Whoa. Be calm – its OK, yes there’s death but there’s also enough of everything to go around. ‘
Yeah, Pluto regenerates, Mars creates. If we stop ‘doing’ for long enough – step into the shade for a moment – and sit without value judgements, we may begin to actively receive in harmony with our own true Selves.
Maybe I’m just an idealist, I want to believe that we’ll all see that life is and/and and not and/or.
In other words, its not one or the other – its both.