Eamonn Ansbro (M.Ast., M.Phil, Ph.D) is the Director of Kingsland Observatory and Seti Kingsland here in Ireland, which is involved in Communications with Extra-terrestrial Civilisations. He is an astronomer and member of the UK SETI Research Network. He will be joining us at 7.00 p.m. on Wednesday June 13th in the Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin 2, to talk about his fascinating work. Click here for tickets and further information.
Eamonn’s team have pioneered the world’s first experimental faster-than-light communications system, applying these tools to SETI. They started operations in 2016. The huge number of recent discoveries of habitable planets in our Milky Way galaxy suggests that intelligent civilisations may be common. Eamonn believes that advanced ET civilisations are most likely using faster-than-light communications as a common way of transferring information within the galaxy. The team are optimistic of first contact happening at any time, and therefore the responsibility and ramifications of the outcome are huge. He will be joining us on Wednesday June 13th to discuss this fascinating concept.
To learn more about Eamonn and team’s work, visit setikingsland.org and kingslandobservatory.com.
“Heaven above, heaven below, stars above, stars below, all that is above also is below, grasp this and rejoice” Carl Jung CW para 384
You may have noticed over the past few months a larger number of films about planet earth facing the brink of destruction. They aptly reflect the ability of writers, producers and directors to tap into potential choices facing us as a collective as we approach 2012.
In the last edition I described the clearing and healing that could take place with the transits of Neptune, Chiron and Jupiter in Aquarius, as we gain insight and compassion at our shared humanity. You can view the complete article on the Positive Life website www.positivelife.ie
In this edition I am focusing on the planets Saturn and Uranus as they oppose each other in the sky in the signs of Virgo and Pisces between September 12, 2008 and May 27, 2010. This transit will feel particularly powerful on a personal level if your natal Sun, Moon or Ascendant are in the middle degrees of the signs of Virgo, Pisces, Gemini or Sagittarius as the transit will affect your vocation, emotions, relationships, as well as your overall approach to life.
So who are these planets or gods?
Saturn, also known in classical mythology as the god Cronos, was an earthy deity who ruled the ”golden age” when all was in tune with the cycles of nature. His purpose is to assist us to manifest ideas and thoughts into concrete matter. Without the solid energy of Saturn this magazine would not be produced. However, Saturn’s energy can feel somewhat tiring as the part of our life he is visiting by transit, feels strewn with obstacles that only hard labour will overcome. For example, if Saturn lands on Mercury in our natal chart, we are asked to work at and incarnate something concrete to do with our communication/learning skills. This would be an excellent time to put effort into writing a book or embarking on a new course of study.
Uranus, (Prometheus in classical mythology), brought fire to humans, despite incurring the wrath of Zeus, in an effort to raise us beyond our instinctual realms. Unlike Saturn, Uranus belongs to the mental realms of Air, or the “Thinking function” as described by Carl Jung. Uranian energy is fast, erratic and jagged, somewhat like being plugged into an electric socket. For example, if transiting Uranus lands on Mercury in your birth chart, you are likely to feel that your mind is being awakened by new inspiring ideas and thought forms. This can feel very exciting but can also be disruptive to sleep and relaxation.
What is the potential impact of these two planets opposing each other?
A planetary opposition in the sky is like two gods sitting on opposite ends of a children’s seesaw. If they get on with each other by nature, they can both work together to find a balance point in the middle. However, if they don’t get on, one side will try to dominate the other. In mythology Saturn was the son of Uranus, who rejected all his children at birth as he felt they were not perfect enough. Saturn in turn killed his father. Energetically these two planets are very different. Whilst Uranus awakens us to the limitless possibilities of our mental faculties, Saturn reminds us of the limitations of our body, including our mortality. Hence as they travel through Virgo and the opposite sign of Pisces, we are experiencing as a collective on the one hand, a pull towards radical change and innovations in the arena of spirituality, the imagination and compassion and on the other hand, a pull towards creating something concrete at a steady solid pace in the arena of health, healing and education. When working in tandem Saturnian realism can ground Uranian idealism into something concrete and useful and Uranian innovative thinking can prevent Saturnian calcification. Hence, they can assist us in bringing about real changes individually and collectively in the arena of health and healing through our hearts and imagination as well as our minds.
How can we each work with these energies in a life-enhancing manner?
Saturn in Virgo requires hard work and self-honesty (without judgement). He reminds us to keep grounded and healthy in our bodies, avoid excesses, which throw us out of balance and remember that fun and humour are vital healing tools. Uranus in Pisces asks us to be innovative and make space for change and a further opening of our heart through using our mind in a new way.
Coming in the Next Edition:
Understanding Pluto in Capricorn and the current upheaval in world financial structures as well as dates for the major planetary configurations of 2010, which set the scene for 2012.
Copyright of Margaret Gray May 2009
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Margaret Gray MSW Dip. Psch.Astrology
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Margaret Gray is a professional Psychological Astrologer with a consulting practice in Ireland, Hawaii and California. She teaches internationally both independently and on behalf of the CPA worldwide. Margaret is the book reviewer for the ISAR journal and a member of the APAI, ISAR and the Ast.Ass UK
Whilst in Ireland Margaret is based at Oscailt integrative Health Centre www.oscailt.com
by Patrick Bridgeman.
There is a lot of speculation about what will happen on the planet in the year 2012. In his book, Secrets of the Light, Dannion Brinkely claims that “by the year 2012, humanity will experience unprecedented mental and spiritual transformations, coinciding precisely with the Earth’s passage through great physical upheaval.” From my own research into the subject, amid the speculation, I have found some facts.
There exists a Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar, used by the ancient Mayan civilisation, which counts down a period of 13 b’ak’tuns, or 394 solar years. This calendar will finish it’s 144,000 day cycle on December 20th, 2012. Then, as the Winter Solstice Sun rises on December 21st, a major astronomical alignment will take place between the planet Earth, our Sun and the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy. What’s happening is that after 13,000 years of our sun pointing towards the Southern Hemisphere of the Galaxy, it is shifting through the Galactic Equator to face into the Northern Hemisphere.
John Major Jenkins, author of the book Galactic Alignment, says that there are distinct field effects in the two different hemispheres, like the way that hurricanes spin counter-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere of our planet and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. So, apart from the visual phenomenon of our seeing the universe from a whole new perspective, we may experience actual physical shifts on our planet and in our solar system. He goes on to add that this is a 36 year process which actually began in 1980, so we are already in this era of great change; the era of 2012.
In his book, Serpent of Light: Beyond 2012, Drunvalo Melchizedek talks about the rising and shifting of the Earth’s Kundalini, which has one end in the centre of the earth and the other end on the surface of the planet. For 13,000 years, the surface location of the Focal point of the Kundalini had been Tibet, but has since moved, travelling around the planet changing each and every country as it went, to eventually come to rest in Peru, Chilli. Gathering their own information from their own sources, a lot of different people, in a lot of different ways, seem to be saying one thing: By December 21st 2012, the world, as we now know it, will cease to exist.
So, what is this “world as we know it“? Well, that depends on your point of view. Some people look around and see a world in turmoil, on the brink of physical, social and economic collapse. Others look around and see a peaceful world, with individuals and groups dedicated to improving the physical, social and energetic well-being of the planet and its many inhabitants. Some see both, co-existing in a universe of duality. There are literally as many different versions of our world as there are people to perceive it.
And what does “ceasing to exist” mean? Will our planet be destroyed by an increase in natural and man-made disasters? Will humankind have evolved spiritually to a point so far beyond our present way of treating each other and the planet, that the life we now live seems like a distant dream? I believe that we get to choose which direction we’re heading in individually, and that the final outcome will be dependant on what decision the majority of individuals make over the next few years.
I think it’s safe to say that our actions in the world are determined by our perceptions of the world. If your car broke down in the middle of nowhere and someone wandering by came over to you, you would probably behave differently towards them if you thought that they were planning to hurt you, than if you thought that they were trying to help you.
Become aware of how you see the world, and how it relates to your behaviour towards others and towards the planet itself. I believe that this is one of the keys to unlocking a brighter future for yourself and for the entire global family.
Sharron Rose, visionary filmmaker of 2012: The Odyssey, says that we need to move from a society of domination to a society of partnership. Jacque Fresco, founder of The Venus Project, agrees, adding that we need to move from a monetary-based economy to a resource-based economy, where scientists, not politicians or financial institutions, lead the way. Ash Matthews, one of Ireland’s leading Shamans, says that we need to bring the brilliance of our mind to our heart centre, so that great technological advances can be made for the benefit of all mankind, in harmony with nature.
Mother Earth naturally provides all of the resources we need to live happy healthy lives, and the Human Species already has enough technological know-how to utilise these resources, creating clean water, food, clothing, shelter, electricity, transport, education, healthcare and leisure activities for everyone on the planet, while, at the same time, nurturing every plant and animal species that we share this world with. So, why isn’t that the reality we now live in?
The documentary Zeitgeist: Addendum, introduced me to the notion that a handful of Financial Institutions, with the ability to create money out of thin air, have control over people and countries through a never-ending system of Debt Repayment, giving them a monopoly on the world’s resources. Which means that they greatly impact on the advancement of technology, the direction of those advancements and people’s access to the resulting improvements. And since we are all creatures of habit, and a financial institutions’ habit is to make Profit, it seems unlikely that they would willingly share all that they ‘own‘ free of charge.
It seems strange that money rules the world when you examine it a little more closely. For example, money has no nutritional value, but food does; and food does not need money to grow, only sunlight and water, which Mother Earth provides for free. Notes and Coins do not provide adequate shelter from the elements, but wood from sustainable forests and recycled materials can be used to provide housing for everyone on the planet. Also, money does not generate electricity, but the sun, wind, tides and geothermal activity can provide enough renewable, ecologically friendly energy for the entire human race’s every need forever. None of them charge for their participation in the process, and none of the technology used to harvest these renewable sources of energy requires money to work either.
We humans are not coin-operated. We do not need money to smile at a friend or to shake hands with a stranger; to give our children good advice or to tell our parents how much we love them; to help a community build a school or to teach a class in it. Love is free and, unlike money, the more you share it with others the more of it you create for yourself.
“Fear will leave the planet when you return to telepathic basis of living. Everyone is capable of being telepathic, but most humans deny these impulses. They either block out all conscious awareness of their psychic impressions, or they convince themselves that it is their imagination. Instead of relying on their inner truth, they lean on outer sources. This leads to the illusion of scarcity, because it seems that you have to go outside yourself to capture your material needs.
If humans would just uncover the rich treasures that exist within themselves, including the endless supply of material and spiritual wealth that they currently hold, they could never be afraid again.”
My good friend Ash Matthews reminded me that Ireland was once the land of Saints and scholars, known to others as the Land of Light. The Celtic Tiger brought a different energy to visit for a while, and although some now miss it, others see this change as a blessing. A chance for us to spend more quality time with our loved ones, to delve into the bountiful creative pool that Ireland is famous for, to rediscover what truly matters in life and to live it.
I hope and I believe that we’re moving from a society of domination to a society of partnership, from a monetary-based economy to a resource-based economy, from a fascination with purely material gain to a fascinating union of the spiritual and material. Basically, from Fear to Love. I see the silver-lining in the clouds, and know that if enough of us shift our perception and actions from those based in Fear to those based in Love, we can reach the critical mass needed to tip the balance of power on the planet and create a whole new world by the year 2012.