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Leonard Nimoy’s Final Voyage

posted by Matthew Currie

beliefnet astrology matthew currie leonard nimoyEarth. Third planet from its solar primary. A planet whose native dominant intelligent species has, in a remarkably short period of time, developed the science and technology to change the shape of their world and their destinies, for better or worse. Without one unifying theological or philosophical worldview, Earth’s inhabitants end up relying (without even consciously knowing it) on something else entirely as a means to help them be more like the “better angels of their nature.”

Art.

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Leonard Nimoy was An Artist. I say this not because he was an actor or a singer or a writer or a photographer – although he was all those things. I say this because his creative talents and impulses contributed to something greater than himself… something that over the years has inspired millions to pursue a life involving science and technology that has made everyone’s lives better somehow, and inspired many more to create Art, and inspired millions to respect and even value the differences between us.

That’s really how Life should work, isn’t it?

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Leonard Nimoy’s character on Star Trek, Mr. Spock, was an alien. To be more accurate, he was the product of the union between an alien race and a human being. His father people were Vulcans. Vulcans were a species with a long history of violence and aggression towards each other who eventually conquered their impulse to self-destruct through the strict application of logic and self-control. His mother was a Human. I leave it to your own judgment as to where her particular species is at with controlling their self-destructive impulses.

I too was the product of two very different worlds. Both human, but otherwise quite different. Spock grew up in a world where, because of his mixed heritage, he was an outcast – despite such prejudice being highly illogical. I too grew up in a world where I was half one thing and a half another, and never quite belonged to either. It was a world composed largely of silence and unsupervised contemplation, punctuated only very occasionally by drunken rage or violence or the sound of something breaking at 2 AM.

Nonetheless, there was a voice of hope and reason and the sanity in my world. Sometimes we inherit our moral and philosophical compass, and sometimes we have to find it for ourselves. In my case I found it on the television screen. It was called Star Trek.

Sure, Star Trek was all about science and technology and fantasy and planets with cheap styrofoam boulders and such, at least on the surface. But behind it all, Star Trek had the soul of a preacher, and it preached in that way that only science-fiction and fantasy really can. Like: a story where two members of a species are locked in a constant struggle with each other. One of those beings is black on the left side and white on the other. The other one is white on the left side and black on the right. No matter their differences, they can’t see past that one difference that is literally skin deep. Sounds kind of dopey, doesn’t it? Admittedly, it is — until that message sinks down and flips a switch in your inner seven-year-old and makes you realize that “oh my God they’re talking about racial bigotry!”

That’s what Art does best. It takes obvious artifice and somehow manages to acknowledge something more real than anything The CBS Evening News would dare touch, especially in the middle of the 1960s.

Maybe it’s my Fifth House Neptune, but that sort of thing speaks to me, it was certainly more Real to me as a seven-year-old than the seemingly random bits and pieces of my Real Life were at the time.

Leonard Nimoy was an important part of that, and he was a part of making me who I am today.

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If you want an astrological observation about Leonard Nimoy, here it is: he was born 26 March 1931, somewhere between 8 and 9 AM, in Boston. There is actually an asteroid named Mr. Spock. Yes, really. And in Leonard Nimoy’s birth chart, it was in his 12th House. Planets in a person’s 12th house can often represent deep and difficult psychological issues that need to be resolved.

In Nimoy’s case, he was the author of not one but two autobiographies: one called “I Am Not Spock,” in which he attempted to work out his issues with the role that both made him famous and yet acted as a sort of curse, and then years later he wrote “I Am Spock,” which found Mr. Nimoy in a much better headspace to gracefully accept the tremendous good he brought into the world by playing that role.

Sure, it’s easy to dismiss the influence of Star Trek as being childish or unrealistic or whatever… just as it’s easy to dismiss Astrology as childish or unrealistic or whatever. But I’ve personally experienced the power of both, and I have seem them both (in their own ways) do miracles… real-life miracles that really exist in the real world… and I’m a better person for both of those.

Dismiss the value of either of those if you like, but I wonder what Spock would say to that?

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Godspeed Mr. Nimoy. You were a part of making a bigger, more meaningful world for millions, probably more than even you could have ever known. Thank you.

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Astrology, Spirituality, And Clogged Toilets

posted by Matthew Currie

beliefnet astrology matthew currie spirtualityAs with any other field of human endeavor, there are some good astrologers out there and a few bad ones. Although we all do basically the same job, there are a wide variety of techniques at our disposal, and a broad range of choices as to how we present ourselves and how we view our work.

Many astrologers take what could be called a highly “spiritual” approach. They spend a lot of time talking about karma and “the energies involved” and past lives and angels and spirit guides and totem animals and whatnot.

I generally don’t do that.

Personally, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with either approach. But as astrologers go, it seems that I take a more “nuts and bolts” approach to my job than many do. Sure, I believe in things like karma and stuff, but I don’t spend a lot of time talking about those things. If I wanted to deal in such matters more, I would’ve become a shaman or a priest a rabbi or something.

It just seems to me that no matter how many past lives or guardian angels or spirit guides or totem animals you do have, there is still a certain amount of work that you and I as human beings need to do in order to get through life. Nothing against spirituality, but that’s how I see it.

Mostly, I’m just here to help you make more and better sense of your life, and astrology can do a brilliant job of that without dressing it up in imponderable spiritual matters.

Suppose for a moment that instead of wanting to consult an astrologer because of concerns over your love life or finances or personal relations or direction in life or whatever, you want to hire a plumber because your toilet is clogged.

So: you contact a plumber you found on the Internet, or one that you heard from a friend does good work, or one whose blog you’ve read. The plumber shows up and does his/her job, and an hour later your toilet is working like new. Everyone’s happy.

Furthermore, at the end of that hour the plumber tells you “the reason your toilet is plugged is because you keep flushing disposable diapers and used baby wipes down it. You shouldn’t do that: they clog the toilet.” Not only has your problem been fixed, but you’ve learned something that will help you prevent that problem in future.

Now imagine the same scenario, except at the end of your hour with that plumber, he/she tells you:

“You appear to have deep-seated issues about eliminatory functions. This appears to stem from a past life where you were a poor and unfortunate servant in a great and noble house, and it was your duty to clean the chamber pots. Your hostility towards your station in life in that lifetime was so great that you eventually murdered the Lord of your castle, and you carry that karma to this day. You’re now suffering the karmic consequences of your actions. And now that you have a baby, you are at risk of passing that karma down to another generation. In fact, that baby may very well have been the Lord that you killed in a fit of proletarian rage! This could well be your Soul Purpose this incarnation.  I recommend you do this chant and fast during daylight hours for 30 days, while burning this incense (which I can sell to you at a discount). In the meanwhile, take the time to meditate upon the question of why you feel the need to dispose of used diapers and baby wipes in the quickest manner possible… you shouldn’t do that: they clog the toilet.”

Which one of those two plumbers was more useful to you?

Don’t get me wrong: I believe that spirituality is a very real and important thing. I also believe that physics is a very real important thing. But… if you come to me because you’ve just burned your hand on the stove? It’s not my job (as I see it) to lecture you about thermodynamics. We can discuss that later if you’d like, after you’ve run some cold water over that burn and watched to see how bad the blisters are that form, in case the burn needs further treatment. From my perspective, that’s just First Aid 101.

Now, let’s figure out whats clogging your toilet… or rather, your love life, your finances, your career, your family life, your sense of purpose, or whatever… and do something about it, shall we?

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The Astrology Weather Report: February 23-March 1, 2015

posted by Matthew Currie

The Big Beast to deal with with this week is the Saturn-Neptune Square.

First of all, let’s get one thing straight: no one in their right mind like squares. Decades of astrologers have struggled to make old-school astrology more accessible and, honestly, more humane. Traditional astrology tend to be filled with a lot of doom and gloom-y terminology and thinking, and yes that’s probably not a good thing.

But squares still suck. Those of us who try to communicate astrology to the larger world will often tell you that it “brings challenges that have rewards once mastered,” or that they “can lead to spiritual advancement by overcoming challenges.”

Yeah, you go ahead and call your flooded basement an “indoor pool” all you want… it still means that everything stored down there is getting plenty of water damage. Changing your terminology can change your approach to it, but no matter how much you tinker with the wording, squares are still not cromulent, even if they embiggen your soul somehow.

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Words: is they important?

Of course, the nature of the mess created by a square depends on the planets it is connecting. And when it comes to a game of cosmic “one of these things is not like the other,” I can’t think of two planets more dissimilar than Saturn and Neptune.

Saturn is, of course, the pinch-faced old miser of the solar system. Yes it rules perfectly necessary things like bones and teeth and structure and routine, but that doesn’t make it lovable. Neptune, on the other hand, is the planet which initiates you into “cosmic mystery.” It is the gateway to the spirit realm, the nonlinear side of reality that mystics have spoken of for millennia. Remember that college buddy of yours who was always stoned and never showed up for class, and once you graduated no one ever heard from him again? Yeah, that’s Neptune.

The Saturn-Neptune square will be an ongoing thing for the next couple of months, but it reaches a peak this week. The Uranus-Pluto square may have threatened to break you down and blow things apart, but the Saturn-Neptune square will make it so that you probably can’t even find the repair kit or the fire escape.

Oh right: the Uranus-Pluto square… that’s still happening too. Woo hoo!

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Major Kong of the US Air Force handled the Uranus-Pluto square LIKE A BOSS.

Now, despite me having done my best to throw a bit of a scare into you over the current conditions, there is no need to panic. Just be aware of what’s going on when things seem to get a little bit crazier than the usual crazy in the next week or so.

How this affects you will of course depend entirely on the individual circumstances of your life and your birth chart, but there will be certain points during the week when you will feel the effects of these two squares more than usual.

MONDAY: The Sun in early Pisces is exactly square Saturn today. And here you thought you were drained, unenthusiastic, lethargic, and unmotivated just because it was Monday.

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY: Venus and Mars in Aries both trine Saturn, making for a potentially very constructive time in your love life and/or your finances. Or, you know, maybe not. Trines are lazy, and the Sun is still conjunct Neptune, so lazy kind of sounds like a plan doesn’t it?

THURSDAY: Moon in Gemini is a good time to talk things over, so why not spend the day talking about your obstacles rather than doing anything about them?

FRIDAY: This might really the day to get things done, except the Moon in Cancer is square both Venus and Mars today. “Moody and irritable” meets “restless and hormonal.”

SATURDAY: Moon is Void of Course most of the day. Go ahead, give up early and go back to bed.

SUNDAY: Yeah, whatever, it’s Sunday. Come back next week, all right?

Finally, having said all that: relax. Odds are very good that at some point or other in your life you have been through worse transits than this, and you’ll be just fine again.

On the other hand: if you were thinking “gosh… it’s time I checked up on that dripping sound coming from downstairs,” you’d probably be right.

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The Astrology Weather Report: February 19, 2015

posted by Matthew Currie

Mars enters Aries today. Whereas Mars was all kind of floaty and hippy-dippy and unmotivated in Pisces, now mars takes on added energy and is looking for someone or something to blow up. What’s interesting about this particular Aries Ingress is that it happens while the Moon is Void of Course in Pisces, with Venus bobbing along ion the late degrees of The Fish as well. The day could prove to be a bit like one racehorse trying to drag along a mule team at top speed, with none of them ultimately getting anywhere anytime soon,

Basically: hold off on your crazier impulses for a couple of days, and try not to lip off too much today. Yeah, you’re awesome, we all get that… but there might be someone much larger than yourself who doesn’t see it that way.

Here’s is today’s Instructional Video on the matter:

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