Is it the Eclipse??? I have an in-box full of fretful queries re the world ending in 2012 a la the Mayan Calendar & maybe the new movie of the same name. I have barely read these e-mails as they fuq with my Qi!
Seriously, it’s awful. What if the Buddhist calendar says we’re going into a Golden Age? Why so much credence given to the Mayans? This sort of gleeful pessimism has been with us for yonks. I remember chatting to a really well known psychic person crapping on about Earth Changes & Leura (high in the Blue Mountains near Sydney) becoming the new waterfront back in 1999.
This was after the August ’99 Grand Cross-Eclipse thing that, disappointingly to some, did not end the world. This woman said to me earnestly, “let me put it this way, there won’t be a Sydney Olympics in 2000.” We were all supposed to be underwater or vapourised. My uncle’s mistress joined the Jehovah’s witnesses at one point & they also seemed to thrill to the idea of the end of the world. Note that some of the New Agers & Christians share similar beliefs that somehow the believers or those with a high enough vibe – whatever – will be carefully sifted out from the rest.
And looking at the astro for 2012, it’s not so bad. Honestly! Neptune will be in Pisces, the sign it rules. And sextiling Pluto in Capricorn. More visionary recreation of biz-power structures. Yes, Uranus in Aries squares Pluto (as it does from next year, basically) and this has a signature of sudden, forced evolution about it but if it happened in a person’s personal birthscope, no astrologer would sit there & say ‘wow, you’re going to end…’ The prediction would be more like ‘get ready to farewell moribund and non-viable ye olde hat crap structures in your life’. It will hasten the evolution that has already begun toward a more (ultimately) equitable, happy and prosperous world.
Seriously, please don’t e-mail me saying i am too optimistic re Pluto in Capricorn or whatever. The net is full of more pessimistic soothsayers & some of them even channel ancient barbarians to drive home their point. So go read them. I believe in loads of things – ghosts, u.fo.s, Feng Shui, astrology – obviously – but i don’t believe in New Agie nihilism. And I even believe this Eclipse tonight is so auspicious (a la Jupiter conjoining it all etc) that is ushering in a beautiful new era, the Age Of Aquarius, finally. Amazing discoveries, innovations and advances in all realms will emancipate us from crappy old style cant and help everyone lead better lives.
i absolutely intend to be writing 2012. And no not from my secret hide-out, just in case. And the new ephemeris i just ordered goes to 2100, so there.