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Current influences and strategies- 1 hour
Pick a frame of reference- one month or one year
We will discuss the planetary messengers who are on center stage in your life for this period, and create a toolbag for processing these energies healthfully, and taking advantage of upcoming windows of opportunity. $70

Tutoring- 1 hour
Want to become your own best astrologer? Do I have the toolbag for you! I’ll help you get oriented with your own astrology program, and the info about the most effective tools and websites you need to build proficiency in this wonderful art. $60

Full reading- 2 hours
The story of your natal chart in depth, an exploration of a few major turning points in your life, orientation to your current transits and progressions, and practical, creative approaches to integrating their healing messages. $120

Cosmically-Attuned Massage- 90 minutes
A brief exploration of the planetary energies that you’re engaged with at the moment, followed by a one hour massage that will help you to open the channels and flow with the wonderful life you came here to live. $60 (til May 1st, 2010)

Sessions are currently available in person at my office

Humboldt Bay Wellness Institute
455 I Street, Suite 201 Arcata, CA
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The Neptune Report
Introduction

Dream Bigger, Dream Deeper

The healthy social life is found
When in the mirror of each human soul
The whole community is shaped
And when in the community
Lives the strength of each human soul

-Rudolf Steiner

On February 7 ,2010, Neptune made its 3rd and final (for this century, anyway) pass of the degree in which it was discovered. When a planet returns to the position it was in when you were born (or were married, started a business, created a city or country, or began any important enterprise) you are given an opportunity to graduate to a more conscious level of application of that planet’s energies. Neptune is offering us the keys to heaven on Earth, if we’re ready to grasp them.

Over the course of the next couple months, I will be posting four or five pieces, each exploring historical components of Neptune’s cycle, relating them to current events, and suggesting strategies for effective co-creation with the unfolding astrological opportunities.

I invite you to join me in approaching this beginning of Neptune’s second cycle with a willingness to notice the participation of the unseen worlds, and to loosen the restrictions on what you imagine to be possible- miracles are happening all around you every day.

“We do not need more power, magic, or wealth, but rather, to use the abundance we already possess in conscious, imaginative ways. When we suffer from magic deficiency, we do so not because of an absence of magic, but because of our inattention to its presence. We are constantly performing acts of magic, summoning and invoking our reality–personal and collective. But we tend to do so in such an inconsistent and frenzied fashion that we arrive at our current reality.” -Caroline Casey

Next installment- chapter 1:
Neptune’s cycle in relation to the media and the arts

The Neptune Report: Chapter 1
Neptune’s Performance Piece- “Places, Everybody!”

The poet… gains consciousness only that he may better obey the movements of the unknown waves which cradle him, and that he may widen through consciousness itself, the limits of the unconscious.
-Elie Faure, History of Art: Modern Art

The occultist sees in the man of today a being in the full swing of evolution. Man is at the same time a fallen God and a God in the becoming.
–Rudolf Steiner

Neptune helps us to gather sensory impressions of the ineffable. The works of our artists and the symbols of our cultural mythologies illuminate our journeys with Neptune. As this planet is another level of the intentions of Venus, some highlights from the history of our arts and media is a great place to begin this 4-chaptered exploration. While Venus rules over our music and artwork, our social values, and our foods and wines, Neptune presides over the creative process itself, our spiritual values, and the convoluted journeys that help us access our muse.

Neptune was discovered in the midst of a period known as the “Romantic Movement” (~1770-1870). This direction in the arts and humanities occurred in response to the age of “Enlightenment,” a time that enshrined logic and empirical proof as the bottom line of our shared reality. The romantic artists took as a mission the glorification of the individual’s unique mystery and original life drama. Emotion was held higher than reason, and the individual’s internal experience was given more sway than the external demands of society.

Impressionist painting (arising near the end of the Romantic period) is a well known reflection of the romantic impulse. The Impressionists emphasized the play of color over precisely defined boundaries, and experimented with capturing the changing qualities of light and unorthodox uses of perspective.

Another movement in the visual arts that coincided was Realism. This approach aimed at reflecting with precision what the eye of the artist saw in realistic detail, without idealizing any part of the subject.

Although at first glance these two approaches seem contradictory, their juxtaposition can offer us a sip of Neptune’s wisdom. This planetary force can guide us to new vistas of fantastic idealism, and picturesque glimpses of the eternal, but can also show us that our divinity is most accessible when we allow ourselves to see clearly what is right before us. The primal, crude experiences that are inevitably part of being human, as well as the sublime, ethereal heights of spiritual truth both play essential roles in Neptune’s vision of the creative process. Life on planet Earth naturally includes some rough patches, and Neptune’s guidance can help us to accept the relevance and validity of our walks with the shadow.

As the Romantic artists broke new ground with their works, another pair of pivotal seeds were being planted. The first permanent black and white photograph was created in 1826, and the first color image found the page in 1861. The first phonograph was produced in 1877. The beginnings of our modern recording technologies represented a pivotal shift in the story of the human race. The foundations of a new shared reality were laid by the creation of these new myth-makers.

As Neptune directs the creative process, it also directs the fields of consciousness (or unconsciousness) that create our shared reality. In Caroline Casey’s words, “Neptune is the dreams that stuff is made of.” The stories we tell ourselves and each other about what is “really real” and what is worth believing in have profound effects on what the lenses of our awareness are able to perceive. Our beliefs are powerful sculptors of “reality.” The creation myths that form a culture give its natives common ground to work from. Participating in the same imaginary field as those around us can offer comforting feelings of belonging, but can also lead us away from the validity and worth of our own internal experiences (Neptune’s healing elixir).

At Neptune’s opposition to its place of discovery (in Leo, 1926-27) we saw some of the potentials of our new recording technologies come into full bloom. The rise of Hollywood’s stars, and the introduction of TV as a new hearth-fire in many homes were shifts with immeasurable consequences. We find in the dawn of our movies, cartoons, and televised news broadcasts a curious flower to the roots planted by the Romantic Movement. The silver screen has the power to immortalize the individual, and as such, has created the heroes and villains of our modern myths. The images of the players are also images of real people, with complicated stories of their own. The gods and goddesses have been brought down to Earth. We can take this as an invitation to participate in the drama of our own lives with the knowledge that we, too, have important parts to play, or we can instead project our own inadequacies and hopes for more meaningful lives onto the personal dramas and misadventures of the stars who grace the covers of our tabloids.

A coinciding development in the arts was the (non)-movement known as “Dada”- a loosely knit group of artists and writers- initially congregating in neutral Switzerland in 1922- who’s works spit in the eye of nationalism, rationalism, and materialism of all kinds. World War One tilled a field that was ripe for rebellion, and Dada took the invitation by the horns, creating works that forcefully grabbed tradition by the balls (think Marcel Duchamp- a mustache on the Mona Lisa, and a urinal on a pedestal entitled: “Fountain”). The “non-artists” of the Dada experiment created nonsensical collages and photomantages that, while intended as bizarre explorations that had no purposeful intention other than dethroning the high and mighty mechanisms of all traditional approaches, introduced a whole new realm of artistic expression. Surrealism and abstraction have their roots in the soil of Dada-ism.

The Art Deco movement of the “Roaring 20s” was another flower of the Romantic Movement. Chic, glamorous elements of style began to find multi-disciplinary expression in the graphic arts, fashion, architecture, interior design, advertising, and our everyday experiences. Elegant compositions, sharing similar motifs, began showing up in the most mundane places. The dress code of the 20’s is still utilized by many modern hipsters, with results that are still dapper and refined. While the non-movement of Dada was working at tearing down all facades, the Art Deco influence was polishing and simplifying those facades, and making the stage of our everyday world a little bit prettier. Neptune can help us to sublimate the frictions created by our differences through uniting form and function in beautiful ways, and it can also help us to make fun of the B.S. that always comes along with keeping up appearances.

With Neptune’s return to its place of discovery over the past year, we find another chapter dawning in the story of the Romantic Movement, along with a whole new set of canvases to paint on. The internet, MP3 recordings, digital cameras, and digital movies are readily available to most Americans. It is easier to get creative with meaningful pictures and stories from our own lives, and to share them at the touch of a button with the whole world, than ever could have been imagined in 1846. Many are taking advantage of these tools, and weaving personal mythologies that include ties to a larger family; forging the connections that can heal our world. An increasing number of simultaneous group prayer and meditation events are currently being coordinated over the internet, with impressive results (see GCP link below). We have a new world to dream, and as any whole is greater than the sum of its parts, uniting our focus in tandem with the help of our new media (and our celestial cycles!) is an essential resource.

While the creative information technology we have at our fingertips can help us to paint more meaningful stories with our lives, and build more meaningful communities, it can also do just the opposite. Walk into just about any coffee shop, and you’ll find that now familiar sign: “FREE WI-FI.” Great!… maybe. Humans need ways to dull the pains that are part of life on planet Earth. Trips to the pub, walks in the woods, daydreaming, and musical reverie have helped us for eons. The internet is a pretty new drug. It’s lightning fast- “anything you want to know at the touch of a button!” Having a laptop has also become a bit of a status symbol in many lives. If you’re “working” on a computer, you must be working on something important. Go out to a public place, and talk to your friends on facebook, or play solitaire. Hmm… seems like there might be better ways to share space with other members of your community.

As Neptune begins its second cycle of the Zodiac since its discovery, we must welcome new levels of conscious responsibility in our co-creative adventures with the divine, or drown in a meaningless world of disembodied fantasy. How can we value the important roles of our artists and dreamers- the individuals who are being living agents of change for all with their creative processes, and helping us to test the boundaries of our accepted realities? How can we do the work of honoring and inviting our muses to sing through us?(see Elizabeth Gilbert’s talk- link below) What are we going to do about the insanity of all the hideous disposable junk that is being created and marketed with subliminal programming about the importance of owning more of it? (with “synthetic happiness”! for one- see link below). How can our buildings, cities, cars, and modern conveniences move toward elegant alignment with Mother Nature? How can we disarm the toxic trances that are spun by so much of what’s being broadcast?

Reprogramming with a
Revitalizing Revolution of Revisualization
Requiring Remarkable Resolve
Reconsidering Repetitive Recordings
Remembering Our Real Roots

We have a fertile field to plant in. Keep your ears and eyes open to the voices and visions of your sacred journey. Engage your creative process with remarkable resolve- you came here with an important part to play.

links:

GCP: http://noosphere.princeton.edu/story.html

http://noosphere.princeton.edu/

Synthetic Happiness: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/dan_gilbert_asks_why_are_we_happy
Elizabeth Gilbert: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/elizabeth_gilbert_on_genius.html

Next Installment
Chapter 2: Neptune and Money

Thanks for your insight, it was also nice to see Rudolf Steiner quotes.

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