Energy Astrology – Jupiter

 

To start our tour of our inner Energy Astrology solar system… we’re not starting with the Sun and working outwards… and we’re not starting at Pluto and working inwards…

No… we’re starting with Jupiter… and working upwards.

Because in Energy Astrology terms, Jupiter = the Base Chakra… which is the 1st Chakra… our energetic foundation… and from there we work… no, rather… we grow… upwards…

Over the next 7 days, we will be posting different views of Jupiter… but from an Energy Astrology perspective… to help people see this most fascinating of planetary bodies in a new and deeper way… using the planet to better understand the chakra… and the chakra better understand the planet.

NOTE: And for the next 7 days… each day… I will be adding a new section to that page… so that as the week enfolds, we deepen our understanding of Jupiter and how it works through our individual energy system. Updating the Energy Astrology FB page each time a new section has been updated.

 

PART ONE – JUPITER & INCARNATION

It is said by many spiritual traditions around the world, that even the Gods in the highest heaven are jealous of mankind…

Why?

This seems strange… because from the perspective of a lot of people, they’re desperately trying to escape… sorry, ascend… from the Earth plane. If I had a dollar for each time I had heard someone say “Well, I am not being born again, I have had an awful life, not incarnating back here again”.

They want out of this plane of strife and discord… this planet of war and famine… of disagreement and disharmony… of cruelty, deception, confusion, and bitter, narrow mindedness.

And apparently boardband download speeds are much better on the Astral plane too.

But that’s not how their Soul sees it…

And why would our Souls ever descend and be born if there wasn’t an amazing opportunity on offer to risk the descent?

Well… the opportunity is that…

By taking on a physical body we have the opportunity to grow and expand, in a way which is just not possible on the higher realms of existence.

And apparently our Souls see the Earth plane as some kind of spiritual war game zone… where we get the chance to forget all about the Unconditional Love and Bliss of the higher realms… only so we can re-discover them again… but through fresh eyes.

Because each time an individual remembers the true vibe of Unconditional Love… and can express it on the Earth plane… their experience spreads, deepens and enriches the whole Multi-Verse.

So it is only by coming down into the physical plane, and incarnating, that a Soul has the opportunity to expand, grow, and obtain true enlightenment… by forgetting and remembering all over again.

Hence the paradox of Jupiter… on the one hand, it is the largest and heaviest planet within our Solar system… relating to our Base Chakra, which is our foundation, our connection to our physical body and the Earth element…

However, on the other hand, Jupiter is about abundance and expansion… and the spiritual masters seem to be saying that it is only through incarnation that a Soul has a real opportunity to grow, expand and obtain a kind of spiritual abundance.

And not just an abundance of physical stuff… but an abundance of consciousness… that’s the true opportunity of the Earth plane… of the physical… it can be used to expand our consciousness like some kind of spiritual fast-breeder nuclear reactor.

And… without Jupiter… we couldn’t play this Soul game of forgetting and remembering…

Without the Base chakra we would have no anchor in the physical, we would be like energy balloons, floating around the surface of the planet… unable to make a connection with the Earth… attach to a physical body.

Unable to inter-act with the physical…

As DaBen, the spiritual guide of Duane Packer, has stated… the purpose of life is two-fold:

  1. Manifesting form
  2. Building consciousness

And of the two, Building consciousness is the most important.

But we could do neither without Jupiter and the Base chakra… without their ability to manifest form… to work with the physical plane.

Apparently we manifest forms… we manifest relationships… to act as mirrors… so that our true spiritual face can be reflected back to us…

If we need to learn about anger… we manifest an angry relationship…

If we need to learn about poverty… the money doesn’t flow into our life…

If we need to learn about riches… the money tap gets turned on…

And when we are ready to learn about deep love… then the Universe sends it to us in multiple external ways.

… And this constant process of reflection… builds consciousness… allows our consciousness to expand.

We manifest so that we can see ourselves reflected back to us through all the forms, situations, and relationships which turn up around us.

And when consciousness expands… those ripples expand out throughout the whole Multi-verse.

In a weird Quantum way… every particle in existence… has a big investment in your spiritual growth and eventual enlightenment.

But for all that to happen… we need a firm anchor in the physical… we need a Jupiter and a strong Base chakra.

Jupiter helps us to incarnate… helps us stay here… and can show us how to work the physical for our benefit and growth.

See… and you thought that Jupiter was just about money and getting more stuff…

… No, much more to this planet then is usually taught in standard astrology… as we shall discover.

More tomorrow.

 

PART TWO – JUPITER, THE SECOND PLANET OF KARMA

I have in my book collection a few astrology books from the 1920s and 30s… old style astrology…

Remember… this was before depth psychology… and Howard Sasportas… and the discovery / understanding of Pluto and Chiron… the world was very different back then…

And so was Astrology.

Those books were written very much using the concept of Good Guys and Bad Guys…

Planets were defined as either being Good or Bad… Malefic or Benefic.

Jupiter was very much the Benefic Good Guy… and Saturn was very much the Malefic Bad Guy.

Which isn’t fair or correct… but you have to remember that a lot of this particular approach to Astrology evolved in the centuries before Sigmund Freud and his discovery of the Unconscious Mind… that individuals are motivated… even controlled… by hidden psychic processes, below and beyond Conscious awareness.

I mean, if you were an Astrologer working in the Middle Ages… without any understanding or awareness of the Unconscious Mind… living in a society where psychic stuff was projected left, right and centre… then it would definitely look like Saturn was the Bad Guy Planet… doing stuff to you… and so could be considered a Bad Guy.

But of course… we live in more enlightened times, hopefully wiser… and now understand about the Unconscious Mind… we understand about sub-personalities and projection…

And most Astrologers now understand that the planets aren’t just doing things to you… they are, in some subtle way, activating psychic stuff which is already present within your psyche… hopefully, bringing them to consciousness…

So Saturn is only bringing long buried psychic material to the surface, so your Conscious Mind can register it… engage… and hopefully heal and grow.

Ditto any planet… including Jupiter… although each planet has the particular area of concern and influence (… little point having two planets doing the same thing).

Which brings us to an interesting point…

You see, Saturn is often pitched as the Karma planet… Saturn, the Lord of Karma.

But my observation is that… planets usually work in pairs…

In a balanced way… so if Planet X pushes one way… another planet… Planet Y… provides a counter-force… so no one is ever crucified by a single planet (unless they want to…)… there is always another planet that can come to the rescue to some degree… because of this planetary polarity set-up.

And I think this is true in the relationship between Saturn and Jupiter in the arena of personal and collective karma.

Which is why I call Jupiter the 2nd Karma planet.

Yes… Saturn is the Lord of Karma… Saturn makes us learn our karmic lessons… it shows us areas of our psyche where there is room for improvement… where we can heal, expand, re-adjust and grow…

And during all that… life can seem like hell… especially if you are going through a tough and crucifying Saturn Return…

Which is where Jupiter comes in…

From my personal observation… Saturn shows what needs to change… but Jupiter is the one who stands by us, and provides us with the strength, the courage, and the vision TO CHANGE…

On the Darkest Night of your Soul…

Jupiter can be the friend who turns up on your doorstep… takes you out for a meal at a really cool restaurant… listens to your tales of wow and suffering… and then over desert, gently reminds you of what is to be gained by all this inner transformation… all the good stuff… and that you are not doing it alone… so hang in there… be optimistic, but in a pragmatic way…

During difficult times… especially if they are karmic in origin… Jupiter is our positive life-coach that says… “Stay positive, keep optimistic, you can do this…”

When Saturn turns the screw… Jupiter is there to tell you… “You can do this!”

That’s why… when someone is often going through a tough Saturn time… as well as connecting with their Inner Saturn… I often advise… and don’t forget to touch base with your Inner Jupiter… so they get the balance of both… the Teacher and the Positive Friend…

However… there is something which must be kept in mind… a perspective which we mustn’t lose…

Positivity is very similar to optimism, which is generally a good thing. However, it has been found that the best kind of positivity and optimism, although it hopes for the best to manifest, doesn’t set rigid goals and timescales.

When asked what kind of American prisoners faired the worse in Vietcong prisons during the Vietnam war, Admiral James Stockdale replied, ‘Oh, that’s easy. The optimists.’

Apparently, the Pollyanna optimists who said to themselves and others ‘We’ll be out by Christmas’ or ‘We’ll be home by Thanksgiving’ were only setting themselves up for a broken heart when their optimistic thinking didn’t come true (and they had to live with their feelings of guilt that they had also let their fellow inmates down). They tended not to survive.

According to Admiral Stockdale, ‘This is a very important lesson. You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – which you can never afford to lose – with discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever that may be.’

So it your best bet is to be realistically optimistic, or maybe pragmatically positive.

I have found this to be true in regards to the tricky and difficult situations which have occurred in my own life. It is best to think to yourself ‘I am going to get out of this eventually… even though currently I can’t see how or when. But I have faith that I will eventually prevail.’

So your Jupiter needs to be real… and grounded… and pragmatic…

But without Jupiter… you can get easily crushed by Saturn… by all the hardness, and harshness of change and transformation… the feeling that it’s all too much…

That’s why the Universe decided that the astrological planets need to work in pairs… so you always have someone else to go if one planet gets too intense.

The Sufi mystic Hazrat Inayat Khan once said that a man can withstand decades of wilderness… waiting for their one true moment on Earth… as long as they know and understand the purpose of their their life… what they came here to contribute.

That’s why we all need Jupiter… the keeper of our life-purpose.

And every life needs a scattering of Jupiter positive and optimistic stardust from time to time.

More tomorrow.

 

PART THREE – JUPITER & THE RIGHT KIND OF ABUNDANCE

At the end of the movie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull… after the Alien space-ship has taken off into the space between spaces… Indiana Jones says about the Crystal Aliens:

The <Native> word for gold translates as treasure. But their treasure wasn’t gold… it was knowledge. Knowledge was their treasure.”

Which kind of goes to the heart of the the whole Jupiter = abundance question…

… And is the main reason why some people just don’t understand the true connection between Jupiter and abundance.

Because Jupiter is one of most complex and paradoxical planets… especially where money is concerned.

For a moment, consider the image of Sagittarius, the sign ruled by Jupiter… half-horse, half-man / archer… a fusion of the animal and the human… of the physical and the mind…

And the same marriage… fusion… paradox… occurs when we track back to Jupiter itself…

It’s connection to the Base chakra makes it the most physical of all the planets…

And outside of the Sun, it’s sheer size, and its immense electro-magnetic and gravitational fields has a huge impact on what happens on the rest of the Solar system… especially the inner Solar system (… astronomers have worked out that Jupiter protects us… without Jupiter sucking up the majority of stray comets and asteroids, life would have been impossible on this planet… early life would have been bombarded out of existence).

So of all the planets, Jupiter is the one which seems to stabilize and hold things in place.

Which is what our Base chakra is all about… it’s the energy field of the Base chakra which attracts in, and holds in place all our physical stuff… and that can be physical events and situations… just as much as objects and stuff…

And yet… oddly… Jupiter is also the planet of the Higher Mind… philosophy… religion… our beliefs… our values… all mind stuff which gives our life purpose and meaning…

And this link between mind and matter is also seen in some of the best Law of Attraction teachers…

Mind is the Builder – Edgar Cayce

Thoughts Become Things – Mike Doley

So it is the mind working through the Base chakra that attracts the physical environment we desire, whether consciously or unconsciously… something which we call manifestation… starting with our physical body… and then building out.

Let me explain with this analogy…

There is this thing you can do in Physics where you take a metal plate, hook it up to a sound vibrator, and then pour loose grains of sand on the top of the metal plate… and then you start to put different frequencies of sound oscillating through the metal plate… and if by magic, the sand on top of the plate starts to coalesce into different sand patterns… and the pattern changes as the sound frequency changes.

As the above YouTube video of this experiment shows, change the frequency… and you manifest a new and completely different sand pattern on the metal plate.

But there are 2 important elements to all this…

One… the sound itself… the energy which is powerful enough to move the sand around the plate…

Two… the frequency… which contains the information necessary to allow the sand to form into a new pattern…

And when it comes to Jupiter / Base chakra… and its ability to manifest the life you want… we also have / need both… the ability to move the physical… along with the new pattern information.

Without One… you would lack the sufficient power to move around the elements on the physical plane… and also fix them into a new shape… but without Two… you have no pattern… the energies are working without a blueprint… so the physical stuff never manifests into the coherent pattern you desire.

Now… with the manifestation game all humans are playing… it’s not just about Jupiter… there are other planets / chakras involved… although Jupiter, in my experience, is the main motor of manifestation…

And when working the Law of Attraction… it’s a lot about understanding, skill and right perspective…

When you are doing it wrong, then the whole thing seems the most hard and impossible thing in the world…

But when you understand, when you are doing it right… then it becomes more… Oh, that wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be…

And one of the BIG mistakes I see people making with manifestation…

They don’t understand how to use their Base Chakras right… they don’t how to best approach and work Jupiter… they don’t understand it’s dual / paradoxical nature…

Because to refer back to Dr Indiana Jones… you got to work the knowledge before you can win the treasure… and really, knowledge is the real treasure.

 

PART FOUR – JUPITER & THE WHOLE ELECTRO-MAGNETIC FIELD THING

Back in the 1990s, I once heard the personal development teacher, Sue Lilly, say that people who were grounded had a much more successful time in life… were more successful at dealing with, and navigating, their physical existence… and so it really was a matter of the more grounded into your Base chakra… the more attractive, prosperous and abundant you were… (and using all three of those words in a broad way, not just about money… because prosperity, for example, means being successful in many different areas of life).

Ever since hearing that… I have observed that she was / is indeed 100% correct.

The more healthy and balanced the Base chakra, the more grounded the person… the more they can accomplish, ground, and bring to fruition.

I was once at a corporate event where Sir Matthew Pinsent, 4 time Olympic medal-winning rower, was giving a talk… and while all the other managers were trying to quiz him about what it took to be a winner, and create successful teams…

… I was quiet, didn’t say much… because I had tuned into his energy, which was IMMENSE.

Compared, to everyone else in the room, the man’s Base chakra was literally like an Oak tree… he was so stable, rooted, and grounded.

And it was like an energy lesson… for those who were prepared to listen… you want to win 4 Olympic Gold medals over 16 years… well, not only is it about stamina, dedication, training, mental focus… all that sports stuff… but your Base chakra energy field also has to grow to be as BIG as THIS…

You literally have to become the Jupiter in the room.

Because in the Solar System, Jupiter is the main player… it’s the King, it’s gravitational and electro-magnetic field is larger then anything else in the Solar System… (I always discount the Sun at this point, because yes, the Sun dwarfs Jupiter… but it’s a Star and not a Planet… and when we just look at the Planets in our Solar system, Jupiter wins hands-down).

And as the Ancient Greeks knew… Jupiter was and is the King of the Gods.

In Energy Astrology, Jupiter functions / flows through our Base chakra… and, building on what we saw yesterday, the more we can build-up the energy field emanating from our Base chakra… the more substantial and abundant we can become.

But there is a problem here… because there is a difference between gravity and electro-magnetism… between being effective and just plain heavy.

My guides once told me… “You humans are weird… you think that grounding is a function of gravity… it isn’t… it’s a function of electro-magnetism. The more you are strongly connected to the electro-magnetic field around you… the more grounded you can be.”

And there is some science I have found to support this.

In her book Infinite Mind: Science of the Human Vibrations of Consciousness, the scientist and researcher Valerie V Hunt describes a series of experiments where volunteers were placed in a specially constructed room where the surrounding electro-magnetism could be reduced… diminished… even cancelled out completely.

And what happened to the people in a room with zero E.M.?

Well, they didn’t have a nice time of things… and two of the things which they reported… the feeling of being disconnected from their physical body… and the feeling of being totally ungrounded.

And based on this, I feel that one of the things individuals need to be fully functional is something I call Energy Breathing… where you are fully connected to, and drawing in, the electro-magnetic field all around you… of the planet itself… (which means E.M. pollution from all our gadgets and modern tech is a big problem… but that is a discussion for another time).

I also go into the implications of these experiments in my own books Energy Boundaries Volume 1 & 2.

But here’s the most important thing… the energy equation:

Grounding… and therefore the ability to be effective on the Earth plane… and even an element of abundance… depends on being correctly wired… or being plugged into the electro-magnetic field of the Earth… and especially via the Base chakra… and if you are seriously disconnected… then things start to suffer and wind down… it gets harder and harder to accomplish stuff… to become the person you have always dreamed of.

Like a petrol car having to travel 100 miles on one tank of petrol… with no refueling station in sight.

Which is something I have found… Ungrounded entrepreneurs seldom get anywhere in life.

But the more grounded… the more plugged in you become… the more things get done.

Now, I am not saying that being successful in life is just down to being grounded… if success is a puzzle, then there are several pieces which need to be fitted together correctly…

But being grounded, via your Base chakra, is probably, in my opinion, one of the largest… if not the largest… piece of the jigsaw.

And that is what the astrological planet Jupiter is trying to teach us.

Now, the Ancient Astronomers and wisdom teachers only had their human eyes, and their intuition, to go on… and they knew nothing about electro-magnetism (… or at least, that’s what we assume).

But even back then, when they tuned into the planets they could see in the sky… they could sense…

Jupiter has a huge electro-magnetic field… which makes it the best teacher for grounding… and the more grounded you are… the more potentially successful you are in life (… personal karma permitting).

That’s why Jupiter was / is the King of the Gods… not just because it is so BIG… but because it is so well connected to the foundation energy all around it… and real / true prosperity flows from this… if you know the How.

That’s why I believe Jupiter came to be associated with wealth and abundance and prosperity… and all the other good ‘go to’ stuff of life.

What I have also found is that how and where Jupiter is placed in someone’s astrological natal chart is the major key they need to understand how to better ground themselves… to best re-connected to the energy field around them.

So if you are seriously ungrounded… and need to kick start your own internal energies… to get re-connected to the planet… then then key is located in the sign and house where your natal Jupiter is located.

More tomorrow.

 

PART FIVE – JUPITER & THE WISDOM OF HAVING A LIFE-PURPOSE

Now, in Traditional Astrology, Mercury is the planet for basic learning… primary to secondary school… high school… learning up to the ages of 16 to 18 years old… where we learn about reading, writing, arithmetic… maybe how to cook, bit of woodwork… different language… these days how to use I.T. effectively … the basic skills and knowledge we need to function in society…

So whether we decide to go on to read J.K.Rowling, Emmanuel Kant, or Sci Fi is up to us… our choice… but at least we can read.

But then that is the transition point… we can read… but there is so much knowledge out there… so many different subjects to study, that we need to make a choice… and decide what we are going to base the rest of our life upon.

And that’s where Jupiter comes in again… because in Traditional Astrology, Jupiter is related to Higher Learning… studying at University… and whether to go on to Higher Learning… or go in a different direction with our life… something more practical, and not book related… that is another choice which occurs at this time… but one which is also based around the need to focus and specialize… to decide what we’re going to do with the rest of our life.

But if you do go to University… which is normally seen in the Western World as the point where the child flies the nest, goes off to a different city perhaps to study, takes their first steps to becoming a fully independent adult…

You have to choose… you have to decide and focus in on a subject or two… perhaps a Major and Minor as they do in the U.S.A.

In life, our span of 80 years ish, there just isn’t the time and energy to study everything… you have to ground it in and choose.

So Jupiter is the planet of Life-Purpose… if for no other reason then that it is the planet of individual specialization…

Note: It is interesting, that with the Internet, we are living through an age which is very Gemini… surfing the information, easily bored, craving mental stimulation, into everything… rather then Sagittarian, diving in deep to a single subject, getting to know it well, becoming master of that subject. What the long-term consequences of that will be, hard to tell… but if I were to guestimate ahead… I wouldn’t be surprised if in 10 to 20 years time… we don’t start finding a whole generation saying… “But I haven’t really done anything much with my life… I don’t really feel intellectually fulfilled.” Just a thought.

But there is more to this Jupiter need for a life-purpose… this whole area goes much deeper.

In Energy Astrology, Jupiter = Base chakra… and the emotional demon for the Base chakra is Worry & Anxiety.

Especially Anxiety… according to some psychologists anxiety is at the root of 90% plus of all mental illness.

A constant chipping away at the foundation and mental certainties at life… until we have nothing left… and are just a big pool of anxiety.

But if you think about it… there are very few total certainties in life (perhaps, as they say, death and taxes)… nothing is guaranteed… and so there is a lot to be anxious about…

Will the Sun rise tomorrow…?

Will the economy remain prosperous and stable…?

Will we be blown up by a terrorist bomb as we walk down the street…?

Individually, highly unlikely… but those things do happen… especially if you live in certain parts of the world for Two and Three… so there are no 100% guarantees… ever…

Economies do take a nose dive… terrorist bombs do explode… suns do go super-nova.

In fact, if you sat down, and drew up a list of all the BAD things that could happen to you… then you probably wouldn’t get out of bed… what would be the point… (… and some people don’t… 7.00 am on the Chinese clock… Spleen meridian time (linked to Sagittarius and so Jupiter)… they lack the energy to overcome the tsunami of anxiety they are experiencing… and so just stay in bed… honest, not making it up… it’s very common… especially if someone is suffering from big time depression).

But the majority of people do get out of bed… despite all the things that could go wrong… they do get up and go out into the world once again… everyday… like clockwork…

Now, this is partly a question of blind faith…

… But also, people develop belief systems… whether a personal philosophy or religion… whether traditional or New Age… something which gives their life meaning… a structure and explanation… and, most of all, a belief system which helps to keep all the anxiety at bay…

… so that life can continue.

And this is the point where we need to contemplate the good and the bad of the whole life-purpose belief system thing.

The Ancient Egyptians used to have a belief system that worked well for 3,000 years, helped people to find meaning to their lives… bound their society together… kept the anxiety at bay…

But to modern man, the idea that the Sun travels across the sky during the day in a boat… and then descends into the Earth, to travel through the Underworld at night… is totally laughable…

But then what beliefs do we hold sacred which will appear laughable in 1,000 years time?

Beliefs and religions also have their sell-by-dates.

Belief systems can fall out of favor if the times change.

Another aspect, the biologist, Richard Dawkins… a total atheist… atheism is obviously the belief system that helps to give his life meaning… gets him out of bed in the morning.

And yet… once up and about… he spends his life trying to rubbish other people’s belief systems… that anyone who has a religious outlook is a simpleton… that only his view of the world is correct and justified.

Atheism is the belief system of the superior man… etc… etc.

If a belief system is like a house… he’s going around trying to destroy other people’s houses, leaving them homeless… and anxious… in the hope that all those disposed people will come and live with him… take shelter in his belief system.

… Making him feel better… and if there are a million plus people in your belief system… this mentally justifies your position… because they can’t all be wrong, can they? I must have found the right belief system to fully conquer all my fears and anxieties?

He’s as fanatical as anyone from Islamic State.

One of the wisest things C. J. Jung said (and he said a lot of wise stuff)… a man achieves individuation when he no longer needs to change the beliefs of other people to make himself feel better… he’s OK with letting other people be / believe different.

And we have to acknowledged, that negative Jupiter is also linked to the fanatic… someone who’s belief system, philosophy, religion is so rigid and inflexible that they would rather destroy the other then admit they might be wrong…

They would rather kill then re-arrange their own belief system which is holding back their inner anxiety…

They would rather keep shoring up their inner anxiety dam… then try to re-build it… and face the anxiety for a time during the re-construction.

OK, there is more to philosophy and life-purpose then just a mechanism to avoid the anxiety of life… and we will be going there tomorrow…

But the problem is… our what I call anxiety dams… are really just mental constructs… and they cannot work forever… because the world around us is constantly changing… and that change is getting ever faster…

So you either are desperately trying to defend your particular anxiety dam, hoping that this aggressive defense will stop it from crumbing all around you…

Or you engage in a continual maintenance and update project… so your anxiety dam is always best fit for the world you find yourself in…

… But today, we need to realize how much our belief systems are really mental dams designed to hold back the anxiety… and that there is nothing wrong in that (as long as those belief systems don’t cause pain in other areas of our life… or to others).

Note: Jupiter in your natal chart… by sign and house… gives you a big indication of the best anxiety dam for your individual personality.

More coming tomorrow.

 

PART SIX – JUPITER & NAVIGATING THE INFINITE & ETERNAL UNIVERSE

We are often taught that Real Knowledge and Wisdom is fixed and for all time… and it doesn’t change…

It’s a book of Holy Scripture…

It’s stone tablets brought down to the people from the mountain top…

It’s 10 Commandments, Thou Shalts… plus a few Shalt Nots thrown in to keep people on their toes…

And we’re taught… Wisdom doesn’t change… that’s why being carved in stone is such an excellent metaphor…

It’s set down and unchanging for all eternity…

And yes, there are some bits of Knowledge which are kind of fixed at the Universal level… like scientific laws… like the boiling point of water is 100 degrees Centigrade at sea level… those kind of things…

But equating Wisdom with stone… that’s more Saturn then Jupiter… equating wisdom with something fixed, unchanging, cold, and non-living…

What if there were other kinds of Knowledge and Wisdom… which were also BIG and UNIVERSAL… but which were less fixed and eternal… more flowing and in the moment…

Sounds paradoxical? But then… Higher Wisdom often is… and as Duane Packer says, you often have to stop trying to make it make sense… make peace with the paradox… and use and accept it, and move on… not all Higher Wisdom can be converted into tiny understandable boxes.

Jupiter is linked to expansion… and so Jupiter Wisdom is expansive, flowing, growing… and alive… which means it’s also hard to tie down… and can also get paradoxical… which is always a headache for people trying to turn it into Holy Scripture… because it’s impossible to convert into an easy set of Thou Shalts… with Jupiter there are too many “except when”… “never if” … or other exceptions to the rule.

Jupiter Wisdom isn’t defined as learning 10 Commandments for all time, and then doing your best to stick to them… which any Computer can do…

… It’s about being Wise enough to figure out the Wise thing would be to do, in every new and unique situation which presents itself, based on a couple of guiding principles…

If you define Wisdom in that way, then you can never be stumped… because you can sit down, meditate, seek inner guidance, figure out what is the right and best thing to do…

… Which is great for you… but puts all the Holy Scripture writers, and sacred stone carvers out of business… because you are no longer reliant on their branded “set in stone” wisdom.

Instead of looking in your Holy Book, which was written 5,000 years ago, by men just out of the Stone Age, trying to find an answer for what to think about modern Stem Cell Research… you start to think for yourself…

Discover what is best for you and the situation you are presented with…

But that is one of the BIG problems with the human brain… with human evolution…

To save time and energy, we rely heavily on habits… physical habits… and mental habits… we allow our Unconscious Mind to handle a lot of our life, because it’s just easier, and saves so much time, instead of having to think everything through from scratch.

Many humans beings alive… dislike having to think the new BIG stuff for themselves… strange but true.

They prefer to find someone who has figured it out for them… and written the answer down… saves so much psychic effort… and then that answer can be turned into a habit, and passed down to the Unconscious Mind, to be actioned in future without thinking.

Driving a car… yes, it’s a conscious effort at first… but then once learned, we pass those habit patterns down to our Unconscious Mind, a set of mental sub-routines… and we largely drive our car unconsciously.

Until we hit a bump in the road where we no longer have a set of habits which are best equipped to help us to successfully navigate the new… and potentially dangerous… situation…

And when that happens… we have two choices… we either:

a) Stick with our habitual learning and wisdom… and hope that we will be able to get through… a risk, but we stick to the known.

b) Put our habitual behavior and wisdom to one side… realize it’s not appropriate for this new situation… and start thinking consciously… and try to come up with new answers and solutions to the problems we face.

Basically, that’s were we are Globally as a species… our planet is fraying at the seams… can we change… can we let-go of our collective habits to allow the planet to heal?

And the same is true of personal development, expansion… and spiritual teachings.

People like their Holy Scripture… it takes away the need to think, and lessens the anxiety of living to some degree.

But not everything in life can be governed by stone-set Commandments and Rules….

And following Thou Shalts can lead you down blind alleys…

And soon become a cultural comfort zone… which is safe… but boring, and stifling to individuals… and eventually society as whole… because it stifles new thought and innovation.

The ancient Maya are a classic example of this. They had a very rigid social, political, and religious system, which bound the citizens of their city-states together, and seemed to be very effective for a number of centuries. But then, due to climate change, population growth and warfare, their city-states vanished under the jungle, as the populace deserted them.

Fundamentally, the Maya were unable to change their culture / life-style to adapt to changing circumstances.

It wasn’t just climate change and constant warfare that destroyed their civilization, but also their inability to step outside the constraints of their collective comfort zones, and change their society to one that was more aligned to their new world. I am sure that any individual Mayan who put their hand up and said ‘Look guys, we can’t go on like this, maybe we should change our system?’ got quickly sacrificed to appease the local Gods.

Gautama the Buddha said… be a light unto yourself… and one of the reasons… when you get into the Higher Spaces… a point comes when you can’t rely on the conventional wisdom… you start to encounter spaces were the collective has just never been… so you need to start figuring things out for yourself…

So if our natal Sun links to the force which propels out of the Lunar comfort zone…

Then I find that Jupiter is the part of our Mind that is willing to go on the exciting new mental journey… and is the planet best equipped to help us think consciously… move beyond out limiting Unconscious habits, which might derail us, and discover new ways of thinking and acting… which hopefully can make our new life a success.

And when the Universe is infinite and eternal… is much better approach… with much better chances of success…

Then relying on a 5,000 Holy Book… written by men long dead… and who can never have foreseen the world we are living in now.

By all means, live a life of principle… but avoid fixed Thou Shalt / Shalt Not rules… because you never know what life has got lined up around the next corner…

More coming soon.

 

PART SEVEN – JUPITER & UNIVERSAL EXPANSION

Now… Jupiter is the planet of Growth and Expansion… especially on the mental level…

So if, in an astrological chart, your natal Sun is all about radiating your light / consciousness… shining it out into the world… then Jupiter is all about the mental attitudes / approach which best supports that process of self-illumination…

A positive Jupiter pushes you into thinking new thoughts… looking at your world in new ways… which all requires you to let-go of old mental stuff… old and outworn and outdated beliefs and ways of thinking…

Because as a French writer once said (sorry… can’t remember the name)… You can’t have a new thought until you release an old one.

Planting a new crop of seeds requires you to clear the ground for sowing, removing the existing plants… which are often seen as weeds…

And the same is true for new beliefs and thoughts…

The new always requires space to take root and grow… and this simply cannot happen while the old is also occupying the same mental space… taking up room… drawing on your attention and psychic energy…

To have a new thought, you need to let go of the old.

Unfortunately, to date, human beings are not terribly good at letting-go of the old.

And one of the big reasons why people aren’t able to achieve their dreams and goals in life… because they don’t clear out of their mind, especially their Unconscious Mind, all the beliefs and old mental programming which gets in the way of the new…

Denying the new all the mental space and psychic energy it needs to take root and grow and expand.

But there is something deep within our mind… our inner Jupiter… that is continually trying to encourage us to reach for our mental horizons… go for our dreams.

That’s how Jupiter supports our Inner Sun… it tries to connect us with the thoughts and ideas which would best support our goals and dreams.

But the fact remains that many people just don’t try, they don’t go after their dreams… indeed many people put their dreams on hold…

Why is this? Why do we hold back on our dreams… when life is short and often passing us by…?

Well, there are probably several reasons… but in this last section I am going to put forward one potential reason… and a revelation which hit my life like a lightning bolt out of the darkness a couple of years back.

… In fact, at the right time, this life-perspective came along, at the perfect time, and gave my life a much needed kick-up the butt.

It is also the main reason why some believe that I am very good at making tough life-decisions quickly.

Which I can do… now… but only thanks to this epiphany which took place while I was working in the I.T. department of a telecommunications company.

Let me explain.

In Duane Packer’s and Sanaya Roman’s light-body teaching system, there is an energy concept called Self-Exciting… and within Self-Exciting there are only 2 possibilities…

The Upward Spiral … and the Downward Spiral.

Or to put it into a Universal context… there is only Expansion… or Contraction.

Or to quote the U.S. spiritual writer and intuitive Alan Searle, there is only Love and Fear.

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Galaxies in space

And this is a scientific truism… space is indeed expanding all around us… as you read this, galaxies are speeding away from each other out in the Universe, causing space to expand… except around black holes, where space is contracting.

And in a similar way, in life, your life-force is either contracting… or expanding…

We only have two choices around which to base our life… either expansion or contraction… love or fear.

Either riding the up-escalator, which causes our energy to expand… or riding the down-escalator, which causes our life-force to contract.

But the thing is a lot of people go through their life assuming there is a third option… like one of those walk-along escalators you find at airports, where you don’t go up or down… but you are just carried along.

Escalator Walkway

They assume that if they are not following their dreams… then no worries… they can choose the third option… OK, they may not be expanding, but at least they are not contracting.

But this is so wrong… Wrong… WRONG….WRONG.

There is only two options available…expansion or contraction… you are either expanding your life-force, or it is contracting.

Either a life of inspiration or eventual stagnation and close down.

And when that epiphany hit while I was working at this I.T company, I started to see the implications all around me… in how people chose to live their lives… choose to spend this precious currency called their lifetime.

Because up to that point I myself had been playing it safe… and I suddenly realized that in life there is no playing it safe.

It’s one of the biggest illusions in life… because there is no third option… there is only expansion or contraction.

And if you have chosen not to expand, then you have automatically chosen to contract… but so many choose to run away from the expansion of their precious life because they are afraid of the consequences, or being visible, or what their family and society might say and think… or whatever particular form their fears take.

So they play it safe… and start the inevitable contraction process.

But the thing is… this contraction can be slow… and take place over years and decades… so you may not even notice that it is happening to you… because your life-force slips through your fingers a little bit each day…

But it is… slowly and steadily it eats away at who you are, across the years and decades.

In this I.T. office where I was working there was one man, who had chosen not to follow his dream in the music industry, and instead he worked the I.T. Support desk… and over the decade I was there, I watched how contraction / following the downward spiral ate away at his spirit, turned him bitter, and also undermined his physical health.

Another man I came across recently was locked into a downward spiral… not by a single conscious decision… but by all the limiting beliefs filling his unconscious mind… planted in childhood, long ago, by a negative father figure… and which prevented him becoming the man he so desperately wanted to be.

There are those who want to control us by keeping us locked to the downward spiral, attached to the down escalator.

But… thing is…

Believe me, there is no middle way… no safe way to avoid the scariness of expansion… no way to play it safe and also avoid failing into contracting.

There is only expansion or contraction.

Full-stop. No Get Out of Jail Free card. No Let Out clause.

Sorry, this is a fundamental law of the Universe. No Exceptions.

There is only expansion or contraction.

And if you embrace that fact…

… Then it can open up some truly amazing doors.

Because if the safe haven is suddenly taken away from you, and you are left with the stark choice between expansion or contraction… then you suddenly you find the courage to start living the authentic life (or at least that has been my experience).

In our Universe, there are no safe energy havens… no walk-along escalators… but there is expansion and inspiration if you have the courage to embrace it… if you choose to follow the upwards energy escalator.

Now… it should be easy to see that Jupiter is the planet of Expansion…

And it would be easy to say that Saturn is the planet of Contraction.

But that would be too simplistic…

I don’t think Saturn is a planet of Contraction… more a “Don’t run before you can walk” planet… more a “make sure you have built a firm foundation before you build your house” planet…

If there is a planet of contraction, then it is negative Jupiter… it is when Jupiter goes dark, and is suppressed.

It’s when Jupiter embrace the negative aspects of their Jupiter sign… and try to avoid the

Why? Because whenever you step outside of your mental comfort zone… you face the anxiety…

So if that is you… right now… then two pieces of practical energy wisdom… right now…

The Base Chakra Crystal Antidote for Worry + Anxiety = Amethyst + Citrine +

And if you don’t have those right now… below is the Audio Essence for Worry & Anxiety, at the bottom of our earlier post about comfort zones… which you can listen to right now… Namaste everyone 🙂

(c) Brian Parsons, August 2017

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