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Also, I am soon posting an ultra-informative and helpful members post re Covid-19 and associated financial fuqery. So if you are feeling scattered or uncertain, it is because this is a scattering and uncertain situation. It combines several styles of stress factor, so if you’re typically good with one, another might throw you.
But the post is pulling together a lot and I am writing it to inform, not prove arcane astrological points or reiterate my rage at the crap governance that led to this. However it got here, it is our situation to deal with. Magic and astrological intel is a brilliant aid to turbulent times, and I am also providing some legit plant medicine info as a potential resource to show your medical practitioner. So, stand by!
I read this quote yesterday, by Michael Crichton, the visionary author and screenwriter behind Westworld, Jurassic Park and The Andromeda Strain. I feel like his enormous commercial success over-shadowed just how cool he was.
Crichton was a Scorpio with Pluto Rising in Leo. He had a medical degree from Harvard but found the system limiting. An insanely prolific writer, he churned out 10,000 words a day (Mercury and Neptune in the 3rd house for the win) and was married five times (Mars conjunct Venus in Libra, lol.) He would be a great person to channel right now.
An iconoclast, he was interestingly an environmentalist who was against the global warming theory. He was convinced that it added unnecessary complexity to a situation that could be addressed more simply by limiting flying and making clean water/the world’s oceans and soil quality the priority.
Even more important is the way complex systems seem to strike a balance between the need for order and the imperative for change. Complex systems tend to locate themselves at a place we call “the edge of chaos.” We imagine the edge of chaos as a place where there is enough innovation to keep a living system vibrant, and enough stability to keep it from collapsing into anarchy.
It is a zone of conflict and upheaval, where the old and new are constantly at war. Finding the balance point must be a delicate matter – if a living system drifts too close, it risks falling over into incoherence and dissolution; but if the system moves too far away from the edge, it becomes rigid, frozen, totalitarian. Both conditions lead to extinction. . . . Only at the edge of chaos can complex systems flourish.
It is spooky to gaze at the clear, resonant skies of this week even as you wonder if the tickle in your throat is pollen or plague. Or to be delighted at the clear canals in Venice/signs of regeneration in the Great Barrier Reef AND concerned for vulnerable people/societal stability. Or, as my Gemini daughter remarked today, “it’s almost as if we don’t need to look so hard for a solution to global warming, just do some things a lot less – the earth heals itself.”
Thoughts? And the next post is the ultra-informative, meta-article. A.K.A. How To Be A Chaos Magician.
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