TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
ASTROLOGER ~ AUTHOR
Now is when 2012 really begins. Not in terms of the Gregorian calendar, but in terms of the biggest transit of our lifetimes. Three days after the Summer Solstice, the Uranus-Pluto square — the longest arm of the Cardinal Cross — kicks off its four-year-long riff of seven exact hits. June 24th marks the opening of a time-window during which our urge to grow will be far stronger than our need for stasis. This extraordinary potential is the subject of my new book, At the Crossroads.
Earth will be vibrating on a new level of intensity between now and 2016. What’s all this energy for? What does it mean? These questions are more useful than the What’s-going-to-happen kind. Whatever happens is going to depend on what kind of energy we bring to bear. And that depends upon how much perspective we have.
To get perspective, we can start by giving a thought to how many oracular traditions make special mention of this time. Of these probably the best known is the Mayanbaktun cycle, said to end on December 21st 2012. Also stunningly vast is the yugasystem of ancient India, in which our particular era is called the Kali Yuga, Sanskrit for “the Dark Time”. (If the Kali Yuga began in 3100 BCE, as some scholars claim, this puts its beginning around the same time as that of the Mayan calendar.) There is even atheory that the Great Pyramid of Giza was built to call attention to the planetary line-up in December of 2012.
The great esoteric channel, Alice Bailey, identified 2025, the year Neptune leaves Pisces, as being the year when the Fourth Ray will come into manifestation, bringing intellectual and emotional integration to the human race. Dane Rudhyar, granddaddy of modern astrology, sees the Age of Aquarius as officially beginning in 2060. These are the kinds of correspondences that make us sit up and take notice.
Theories abound about 2012 and the decades to come. In At the Crossroads, I discuss some of these, and how we might most productively approach them. The rumor mill is churning. Whatever else is signified by the various theories, they are evidence that an understanding exists in the collective intelligence about this juncture point in human evolution – an understanding that may not be altogether conscious but is clearly attuned to something real.
Click Here to continue reading.