Living On The Edge Of Chaos

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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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GeminianMM Member

I didn’t mind this post.

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GemyogiMM Member

I saw this as well… let’s hope it comes to pass 💚

AlouettaMM Member

I’ve been waking up feeling strangely free. I know it’s not good for everyone but this social distancing feels really good for me and the planet. I hope we hold onto the good parts of this when the panic fades away.

A Starry SeerMM Member
A Starry Seer

“..The earth heals itself..”.. Beautiful and succinct words. Thank you. I wish young people could just get on with governing the world.

PegasusMM Member

Your daughter being YOUR daughter is so in tune.Let’s simplify then simplify again, the ultimate cull, a severe Kondo-ing. Yes any new paradigms too far ahead of their time have no impact, they just fade away. Too far behind and the impact is watered down to limpiness.Timing is everything. Doesn’t Saturn say that. Okay so i’m in self isolation and have been for the last 3 years since working had to stop,. Read The Daily Mail, The Guardian, NYTimes daily, not word for word of course but am informed. Know the population of the world is around 7 billion and… Read more »

Saoirse KirkeMM Member
Saoirse Kirke

I heart pegs

Ellie MMM Member
Ellie M

I know this is slightly off point here, but I’ve recently gone back watching ER from start to finish, currently on season 11. Adored that series growing up. Michael Crichton wrote and produced it. He actually attended medical school but didn’t go all the way as he disapproved of the tendency for doctors to prioritise their reputations over patients interest, also noting patients tendencies to shun responsibility for their own health and expect doctors to perform miracles. His Scorpio sun and Pluto in the first reflects his interest in the medical profession I think. ER really has the theme of… Read more »

emgMM Member

Oh I applaud his sentiment.


“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.” – YES YES YES

pearlMM Member

Spent a few hours with a friend in the gorgeous sunshine yesterday,alongside many happy people watching and enjoying the sparkling, powerful waves roll into Queensland. No fear, just a bunch of people sharing our appreciation of nature.

FreshMM Member

Mystic I have been quietly sitting back and watching the chaos with interest. It is not the drama that intrigues me. It is that the chaos is so evenly distributed around the globe. Everyone is involved. When posts started to appear about the Saturn/Pluto in Capricorn reset, I wondered what could be the trigger event? What would be the universal bolt that would strike to the heart of things. All the chat was around the failure of the financial system, failed governance, inequality and power collapses. War! What would be the catalyst? Well, the silent unforeseen emergence of Covid-19 has… Read more »

InvictaMM Member

I was pondering down similar lanes while ironing this morning. It was shocking to me that I was ironing so deliberately and enjoying the slow life. It’s a different kind of freedom than we had before. I noticed that I had sadness for the things that are just gone. Spontaneous hugs, meeting friends for silly frivolity, going to markets and it occurred to me that the snark and irreverance and the outright denial of so many people around me is an expression of PTSD on a massive scale. Maybe PTSD is the wrong name for it but that sense of… Read more »

PegasusMM Member

As an old hippie who’s most exciting times were the 60’s this global crisis (opportunity actually) is something that exciting, perhaps the only thing that will create the necessary changes. Just wrote in my diary ‘how would i redesign society’. If we all wrote down a blueprint for how we would change it, bring it all closer to the heart, release an intelligence not seen before amongst people. It’s like everything as we knew it no longer exists. Can’t help believe there is a higher power at work here. That’s Saggi’s idealism..Bring out that intrinsic creativity you have.Invicta. Ironing os… Read more »

Lux Interior Is My Co-PilotMM Member
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

Never enjoyed isolating more…

baristagemMM Member

Gemini Daughter is totally right! It’s almost like we’ve forgotten the magic of healing!

PenelopeRevelryMM Member

I’m self isolating as much as possible, and have added a morning walk to my routine. We have some standing stones near us (nuovo ones installed by the council) and I have been doing circle work every morning. I wondered, why have I not made the time to do this before? An embracing of small things. As I walked home today I saw three women sitting on stones in the water of the harbour, meditating. But they were more than that. I felt I could see through them to the energy of earth. Sacredness is blooming around me.

faeMM Member

Love that quote from your daughter 💕 Yes, wellbeing is NATURAL!!!!

LotusFlowerMM Member

Your daughter’s observation is safe indeed. Are there really signs of coral regeneration? That would be amazing. I only just found out that coral is an animal a few weeks ago – a marine invertebrate apparently, but animal nonetheless. I don’t know how that fact had escaped me for so long but mind blown and my care levels for their plight ramped up even further (though I interact with my plants and believe them to be sentient too). Anyhoo, I have questions about taking immunoboosting herbs at this time. There are concerns I’ve read here and there about them feeding… Read more »

GemyogiMM Member

I wouldn’t fight other people for toilet paper but I would maybe elbow them out of the way for gin. But then again maybe I’ll start producing my own dandelion wine or bathtub vodka… better stock up on spuds 😀

emgMM Member

This made me smirk.

Unicorn SparklesMM Member
Unicorn Sparkles

I had to go to four different stores yesterday before finding one that actually had spuds in stock. My vege garden needs serious attention and planning…

PegasusMM Member

Give me the recipe 🙂 We may all be making something out of- not- much soon.
Pity we didn’t do the European bidet thing here,it’s almost obligatory over there.
In Malayasia there is a bucket of water next to the loo for washing.
In Tahiti i used leaves, not many public toilets. Felt a la naturelle and organique.

GemyogiMM Member
emgMM Member

I’ve just acquired two bidets with the house, so loo roll is not on my list !

GemyogiMM Member

The clean canals in Venice are breathtaking. I have noticed cleaner air and lots more butterflies the past week. Also the sky is bluer. I feel like this is a blessing in disguise for Earth

emgMM Member

I keep thinking, we’ll Greta got her way !

SovereigntravellerMM Member

I love Greta.

isaMM Member

has anyone noticed the disappearance of airplanes from the sky? I live in london and my room window has a great view over its north-west part. at any given time, wherever you could get a good view of the sky you could see at least 4 planes flying simultaneously in all directions (london has 6 airports). now I can see just about one every hour. I love flying, yet strangely enough this is not making me sad.

Aqua-cap-GeminiMM Member

It makes me think about Dr Shiva Ayyadurai explain the modern understanding of the immune system. It’s a systems approach and completely fascinating. No longer the two box explanation of allopathics past, but a renewed vision of a complex organism that is both simple and chaotic. I’m following the Chinese High dose Vit C protocol, and doing my normal clean plant based eating, magnesium ‘hot chocolates’ and staying away from fear porn. A friend in france is in isolation and cooking from the recipe book from the Titanic. I told him I thought it was funny – he cooks from… Read more »

emgMM Member

I’m dosing hard on vit c. We know it’s anti viral.

AmanitaMM Member

i hugged a very big tree by the sea today for 5 minutes or so ( i live remotely)… it was so calming! gemini daughter is a sage. and then so many thoughts… part of me cannot help but cheer when it’s reported that the stock market crashed again and that tourism/airline industry is tanking – and what are people doing with all that pasta and toilet paper and flour ? making a big soup stew out of it all? and thank you for the sane online space – and the lemon and clary sage advice, i made a mix… Read more »


Amanita…I work in tourism, this hurts

PegasusMM Member

Jenna, the latest news says the Gov will support you.
Don’t fret Sweetheart.

CentaurusMM Member

Love that Gem wisdom and thank you for a sanity sanctuary Mystic.

Westworld 3 is here. It’s kind of interesting to contemplate the storyline themes in a broader context of life and cyclic patterns et al.

PegasusMM Member

Sanity Sanctuary. Brilliant. Register it!
I registered ‘Essential Therapies’ back in ’88, the found 4 years later a brothel was using it! Funny i guess but remember wasn’t happy at the time.
Must watch Westworld.

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