Oracle Report ~ Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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“Walnut tree with yellow walnuts hanging like ripe fruit” – photo by Janel

Disseminating Moon in Virgo: share, communicate

Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Tara, Goddess Who Guides Through Troubles and Dhumavati, Goddess Who Sorts and Winnows

Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will/Desire): Elias, God of the West, God of Transformation

Skill: declare what is meaningful, valuable, and worthy

True Alignments: innocence, gaining clues, after-action analysis, catalysts of events, expression of self and ideas, resonance, harmony, reunion, infusion of spirituality, peace, dedication, pledges/vows/oaths/promises. generous, self-fulfillment, seeking to divine one’s talents, apologizing

Catalysts for Change: assuming rights or control over people, lost in the past, inclusion that has come to the point of exclusion, political correctness, glorifying the past, fantasies that are detrimental or self-destructive, believing the grass is always greener on the other side, unable to grasp nuances, distractions, cognitive dissonance, repelled

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: “in winter, people cutting ice from a frozen pond for use in summer”

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “the music of the spheres”

Angels are among us today, as the Sun is discharging the energy of the Sabian symbol “an angel carrying a harp” and Mars completes the discharge of “a man in deep gloom, unnoticed, angels come to his help.” Continue reading “Oracle Report ~ Wednesday, December 30, 2015”

Crossing The End Into A Beginning

beginningVeronica – In physical reality there are perceived cycles of energy that create an atmosphere of beginning and completion. It appears from our current perspective that indeed your culture is crossing the end into a beginning.

It is important in such moments to decide to move into it with the boldness of a fresh perspective. Decide to leave behind worn outout patterns that were becoming repetitive and non-productive. Tell yourself the truth and move forward with vigor.

Often the truth of any circumstance includes elements of your own participation. If you have been negative in any fashion, decide to acknowledge and own the behaviour. This will enable the self to shed unwanted negativity, while becoming more of your true self.

Know that changing one’s pattern is difficult. However, the results are always invigorating on many levels. Your internal changes will create a new ripple in the reality. Be patient as the flow proceeds to the edges of your life. Once you change yourself, it is inevitable that the surroundings will feel the effect.

Never expect change to come from external dramatics. True movement always comes from that internal moment of clarity. Continue reading “Crossing The End Into A Beginning”

Andrew Walker discusses technology – positives and negatives [Video]

Andrew Walker was a tech entrepreneur but is uneasy being referred to like that. He believes in the Internet of Things and the power of technology to provide more time for humans to be well… human but he has not been swept up by tech utopia.

In this episode of Meet the Renegades he talks about where next for the internet, how entrepreneurship has been hijacked and who is ripe for the next wave of disruption.


Gillian’s comment – There are some very troubling concepts discussed in this video – concepts that suggest an AI-consumptive society where current societal and economic models no longer apply.  Mentioning the communist Marx and his proletariat revolution Walker says “We no longer predict revolution. We predict irrelevance. Y’know, in the same way that Blockbuster Video and record stores became irrelevant we’re going to see an increasing number of things we take for granted become irrelevant.”

Hmmmm . . .

SF Source Renegade Inc.  Dec 2015

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A Crisis Worse than ISIS? Bail-Ins Begin

banksEllen Brown – While the mainstream media focus on ISIS extremists, a threat that has gone virtually unreported is that your life savings could be wiped out in a massive derivatives collapse. Bank bail-ins have begun in Europe, and the infrastructure is in place in the US.  Poverty also kills.

At the end of November, an Italian pensioner hanged himself after his entire €100,000 savings were confiscated in a bank “rescue” scheme. He left a suicide note blaming the bank, where he had been a customer for 50 years and had invested in bank-issued bonds. But he might better have blamed the EU and the G20’s Financial Stability Board, which have imposed an “Orderly Resolution” regime that keeps insolvent banks afloat by confiscating the savings of investors and depositors. Some 130,000 shareholders and junior bond holders suffered losses in the “rescue.”

The pensioner’s bank was one of four small regional banks that had been put under special administration over the past two years. The €3.6 billion ($3.83 billion) rescue plan launched by the Italian government uses a newly-formed National Resolution Fund, which is fed by the country’s healthy banks. But before the fund can be tapped, losses must be imposed on investors; and in January, EU rules will require that they also be imposed on depositors. According to a December 10th article on BBC.com:

The rescue was a “bail-in” – meaning bondholders suffered losses – unlike the hugely unpopular bank bailouts during the 2008 financial crisis, which cost ordinary EU taxpayers tens of billions of euros.

Correspondents say [Italian Prime Minister] Renzi acted quickly because in January, the EU is tightening the rules on bank rescues – they will force losses on depositors holding more than €100,000, as well as bank shareholders and bondholders.

. . . [L]etting the four banks fail under those new EU rules next year would have meant “sacrificing the money of one million savers and the jobs of nearly 6,000 people”.

That is what is predicted for 2016: massive sacrifice of savings and jobs to prop up a “systemically risky” global banking scheme. Continue reading “A Crisis Worse than ISIS? Bail-Ins Begin”

The Illusion of Freedom

corporateChris Hedges – The seizure of political and economic power by corporations is unassailable. Who funds and manages our elections? Who writes our legislation and laws? Who determines our defense policies and vast military expenditures? Who is in charge of the Department of the Interior? The Department of Homeland Security? Our intelligence agencies? The Department of Agriculture? The Food and Drug Administration? The Department of Labor? The Federal Reserve? The mass media? Our systems of entertainment? Our prisons and schools? Who determines our trade and environmental policies? Who imposes austerity on the public while enabling the looting of the U.S. Treasury and the tax boycott by Wall Street? Who criminalizes dissent?

A disenfranchised white working class vents its lust for fascism at Trump campaign rallies. Naive liberals, who think they can mount effective resistance within the embrace of the Democratic Party, rally around the presidential candidacy of Bernie Sanders, who knows that the military-industrial complex is sacrosanct. Both the working class and the liberals will be sold out. Our rights and opinions do not matter. We have surrendered to our own form of wehrwirtschaft. We do not count within the political process.

This truth, emotionally difficult to accept, violates our conception of ourselves as a free, democratic people. It shatters our vision of ourselves as a nation embodying superior virtues and endowed with the responsibility to serve as a beacon of light to the world. It takes from us the “right” to impose our fictitious virtues on others by violence. It forces us into a new political radicalism. This truth reveals, incontrovertibly, that if real change is to be achieved, if our voices are to be heard, corporate systems of power have to be destroyed. This realization engenders an existential and political crisis. The inability to confront this crisis, to accept this truth, leaves us appealing to centers of power that will never respond and ensures we are crippled by self-delusion.

Continue reading “The Illusion of Freedom”

How To Stop Overthinking

Danielle Fagan – There are different reasons people overthink. If your brain is bringing something or someone to your attention very often throughout your day, it’s for a good reason. Here are some examples of why we overthink and what to do about it:

Chaotic Mind

If you compare your mind to your workspace and your current thought to the project you’d like to work on, then it’s easy to understand why you need to keep it “clean and clear.” When your work desk is covered in old paperwork and junk, it’s difficult to focus on your current project. In order for you to have clear focus, you need to clear everything that you do not need from your desk so that you can be as productive as possible.

Your mind works in the same way; when your mind is cluttered with a million thoughts, it’s very difficult to focus on one thing in particular. To-do lists, drama, and highly charged emotions are all examples of “mind clutter.”

If you find that this is the case with you, you need to learn how to clear the mind of its clutter.

A great way to do this is through meditation. Meditation is about focusing on one thing at a time (i.e. a thought, a feeling, or the sound of your breathing). Either way you do it, you learn to focus on that which you want to grow.

When you do this, your mind begins to sort out and release all the other thoughts that are bouncing around in your mind. You’ll notice this most obviously at the beginning of your meditation. Have you ever had those thoughts that come up and distract you from your meditation? That is your brain sorting out the chaos from the day/week/mind. Continue reading “How To Stop Overthinking”