Today, my friends Andrea and Jeannette came over and we masterminded together in a council way. A theme emerged for all of our work — we’re figuring out, and helping our students and clients figure out, how to track one’s own way within the Great Way.
After Andrea left, Jeannette and I were chatting in my living room while looking through the Gaian Tarot images. We were talking about the upcoming lunar eclipse and grand cross (an astrological term) that will take place this weekend –the same weekend as the G20 summit here in Toronto — and looking up what these might be about in three publications, SageWoman, We’Moon, and The Mountain Astrologer. I’ll spare you the details, but it all distilled down to this statement (papaphrased here from page 105 of the current Mountain Astrologer):
There’s good news and there’s bad news. The bad news is that civilization, as we know it, is about to end. The good news is that civilization, as we know it, is about to end.
As we talked about these themes and looked at the cards, we stopped at one point to notice that the Seeker (Fool) card and the Gaia (World) card were beside one another. These first and last cards of the Major Arcana — the Alpha and Omega of the tarot, the new adventure and the culmination of wholeness, choice, and consciousness — showed what the astrological arrangements might be telling us about the impending summit and about humanity in general. At that moment, the room began to shake, the piano began to shake, the lamps began to shake, and I felt a bit disoriented as I heard the sounds of other things shaking and clinking. Then…silence. We had just experienced a 5.5 earthquake epicentred in Cumberland, ON.
It felt, to me, as if Earth Herself was joining our conversation, affirming what head been read and spoken. It’s a time for the old paradigm to be shaken up, to crack open so that we can find the New Way in the Great Way of Life. What a powerful convergence of signs!
Dear fellow lovers of life, what do you feel that Life’s Way is? What might your way be within that? What way of being now needs to end? What way of being do we need to enter? What adventure can take you there? What shaky ground might you encounter on the way? What might conscious wholeness look like at the culmination of that part of your journey? Please leave comments!