They hear the steps of spring
long before others do.
winter never has enough time
to bring them woe.
Dewy bubbles burst
before they are caught,
quibble with vapors
after summer shower.
This entry was posted on January 31, 2011 by zodiactopia. It was filed under zodiactopia .
I heard about your zodiactopia blog on Liz Green’s astrodienst (www.astro.com) today. Your cartoon about Gemini seems the truest to form of all so far (I know; I have the Moon in Gemini, square Pluto in Virgo, natally!) Three cheers for zodiactopia!
February 17, 2011 at 12:34 am
Bouncy gemini, one of the initiators of cosmic shift.
February 17, 2011 at 3:52 am
I am that! Are you familiar with James Redfield’s work, namely the Celestine Prophecy books? I’m a staunch adherent. . .when I remember. May my higher self align with yours! Cheers! It’s Spring again! My birthday is this Friday!
March 21, 2011 at 10:33 pm
I’m so late for wishing you happy birthday! I’ll check the Celestine Prophecy.
May 28, 2011 at 7:29 pm
I found you on astro.com too. Gemini to a T
March 21, 2011 at 6:49 am
HAHAHAH I LOVE THIS!!! the Gemini’s worst enemy is herself, indeed. i know i drive the people around me crazy with it, (i am a gem, libra rising, cancer moon) but there’s enough love to sustain all of us, so it makes it fun and enlightening. blah blahs blah rambling gem as usual.
anyway, this is spot on! keep up the great work, i’m really loving it. my virgo friend and i talked once about creating a zodiac comic strip—she’d do the illustration, i’d do the dialogue. alas, you beat us to it! but maybe one day…! peace & light to you all.
May 28, 2011 at 3:17 pm
A quick quill pen can’t outspeed your streaming mercurial ideas!
May 28, 2011 at 7:26 pm
Thanks for the Birthday wish, however belated! I’d love to hear what you think about the Celestine Prophecy. . .even if it takes awhile ;)!
As I was booting up my computer, I folded my hands together just below my solar plexus and the message came to me to just relax and be alert.
And I found, Mikispinks and Jess, and Jess, why no way to contact you? You can’t be too busy to chat ;)! Please check out my website by clicking on my name, especially my blog; I think the latter will be right up your alley.
About uniting the opposites in yourself: Jung (As in C.G., the Swiss psychiatrist contemporary of Freud) said that the way to reconcile the opposites is to consciously bear the tension between them without acting on either for as long as you can and eventually a THIRD will appear, which unites them and resolves the tension, at least until next time you have a conflict. I don’t know if you’re an astrologer, but it sounds like besides being a Gemini, you have some strong oppositions in your nativity. P.S.- I looked at your blog and found it dashing, including the artwork! Blessed be, everybody, blessed be!
May 28, 2011 at 10:34 pm
Thank you! You can contact me here or zodiactopia page on facebook.
As for Redfield’s the Celestine Prophecy, yes, some global transformation is taking place gradually; some vigilant eyes can see the signs and some have read it from the dark sky. Whether the transformation is a higher or lower level in the spiritual evolution isn’t certain, but finding the new equilibrium to this shift could be a new challenge. I think transformation and revelation of all sorts will have its peak and will wane like receding tide eventually. Perhaps the psychic Octopus would say that our next global transformation will at first be a cure to some illness, but will eventually lead to chaos after its peak in which folks will be so fed up with it that there will be another type of awakening….. but it would take many many generations to come to that peak….
May 31, 2011 at 6:32 am
Thanks for your input on The Celestine prophecy and the coming transformations! Have you read his other three books, The Tenth Insight, The Secret of Shambhala, and his newest just out this year, The Twelfth Insight?
In any case things are touch and go right now, but the world population has built up so much negative karma, or what I see to be so, that somehow that must be cleansed. I see much darkness before any light, all human created. A lot of people seem to think that what goes around comes around. . .to others, not them. We’ll see, and, I believe, soon.
May 31, 2011 at 9:39 pm
I haven’ read his other books. I’ll check them.
Karma a lot of time is in the hands of the ones in power……Cleansing negative karma can be a good thing, but one must do it wisely in right direction, otherwise it would work like antibiotics. XD
June 1, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Our conversation gets more interesting all the time! I understand that there is national karma (maybe even international; but I just mean on a larger collective scale like Nazism and America’s and Europe’s Imperalism) and individual karma that belongs to each individual uniquely based on their individual, personal actions. Most people get caught up in collective karma because they relinquish their individual responsibility for their actions to leaders and groups and do negative things in the names of those collectivities saying they were only following orders or that’s what everyone else was doing at the time (again Nazism and Imperialism; see my blog at http://www.justdonna.g2gm; click on my name in these posts and you will be taken directly to my website where my blog also is). In other words, they follow the status quo or the line of least resistance.
However, when I say that a lot of negative karma needs to be cleansed, I don’t mean what the leaders compel people to do. I mean things like living through very painful situations individually because that’s what people as individuals saw fit to do or cause in the past for others. For instance, I have very heavy karma, which I am cleansing by much suffering and by living with integrity as much as I possibly can, not lying, not cheating, even when it might seem to benefit me, trying not to hurt people gratuitously, trying to help people whenever and as much as I can, being as good a friend as I can, not making promises I know I don’t intend to keep, etc. I fail at these things sometime, but it is my practice to be mindful of them, and I believe I succeed more than I fail. It seems, from a shamanic reading I got, that I have been one of those leaders in the past who had the power to and did hurt a lot of people. This again, does not excuse the little guy. We each have individual choices to make, even if in just our attitudes, which of course lead to our beliefs and actions, and we are each responsible for these in our own lives. There should not be too much blaming others for our circumstances.
I don’t think that cleansing karma is a good thing or a bad thing, per se, as much as a necessary thing eventually. We can put off for many lifetimes, but there comes a time when we must balance the scales, and that’s what I mainly believe karma is. . .balancing, rather than so much punishment. I believe that the universe is 100% just. And I have seen karma in the making, people just think that they’re getting away with what they’re doing or if they don’t get caught or nothing can be proven against them, then there will not be any consequences.
We see this in innocent children being brutalized and murdered, “innocent” people going to jail for crimes they didn’t commit, etc. Karma is the only just explanation for such happenings. Of course, forgiveness is possible, which can wipe out much negative karma. But if we look at the state of the world, there’s not a lot of that going around, although I hear about cases of forgiveness of heinous actions almost every day.
A metaphysician, Caroline Connor (you can google her name), says on her website that many homeless and desperately poor people and many others who suffer horribly are cleansing or clearing away bad karma and may not have to incarnate again. That’s what I meant by cleansing karma; not what leaders do, except for their own karma.
I look forward to hearing your take on all this soon! Blessed be!
June 1, 2011 at 9:20 pm
I don’t see how I can realistically apply the term “karma” on the individual level yet. Perhaps one ponders if it can be applied to all living creatures in nature. I’ve seen how a cat tortures a mouse before devouring it. It’s also in the story book of animal’s survival instinct, and it’s unlikely that the cat will be “corrected” for his behavior. Nevertheless most of us social animals still play by the social rules and heed the social value which can change over time.;-)
June 4, 2011 at 3:17 am
I see how you might see it that way, but I think you are mistaken. This view of your thinking comes from a lifetime of studying metaphysics (I was first exposed to them in grade school by a substitute teacher, and have made an intense study of them over the past 30 years. How long have you studied metaphysics?) and a lifetime of deep experience and rumination on the subject of karma. Not to mention a very acute and strong intuition. These are what I base my conclusions on.
Are you saying that you believe that animals, individual or otherwise, i.e., cats and mice, which I profoundly resent being compared to me, as a human being, although I can’t speak for my compatriots, are equal in the capacity to know that there is a higher law of empathy or compassion and (self)consciousness, such as knowing when they are going to die and being able to contemplate it years in advance, are on the same level of consciousness and ability as humans? I can go along with respecting them as sentient beings, but I do not go that far, although I allow that that view may be true because we have no way of knowing for sure.
Humans ARE animals scientifically speaking. However, I think it takes a benighted consciousness to see other animals as the absolute equals in every way to human beings. Even scientists don’t think this. Also, are you saying that it is human beings’ nature to torture each other and commit cannibalism in the way that cat’s do to mice? I have been tortured by many people, but I believe they’re doing it because I did it to them in a past life, and because they’re hurting as deeply as they try to hurt me. I don’t simply think that it’s animal instinct. I may be wrong, and I don’t understand every single in and out and component of karma and reincarnation, but I have read quite a lot about it, and I think that my understanding of it, as I mentioned here, is basically true. Redfield also talks about this.
A lot of these behaviors, such as torturing others for the sheer joy of it and lacking compassion and empathy, among humans are energy-based, as Redfield, Wilhelm Reich, and others detected. This is because human beings are very unwise in that they tend to try to feed off of the energies of others in order to get their self-worth, rather than going straight to the source; in other words, they’re energy vampires. Redfield spoke about this even in his first book, The Celestine Prophecy, in quite a bit of detail, which you said you read.
In his next book, The Tenth Insight, Redfield goes more into the animal powers and natures and what they mean to native cultures and shamanic cultures. Every sentient being has instincts, or should I say every animal. We all must kill to live, even if we are vegetarian! That is the law of nature. It is very complex, as are the laws of karma. I must say that I think your view is very shallow and based on minimal experience and/or study, with all due respect. I don’t know what you’ve studied in this vein, but it doesn’t seem to be much. If I am mistaken, please let me know.
If I’m not mistaken about the depth of your inquiry into the nature of the laws of the universe, I suggest you delve more deeply before making such snap judgments based on watching a cat torture a mouse. What leader made that cat do that?
Blessed be, Donna Lee!
June 4, 2011 at 5:34 am
About social rules and values, yes, most people do follow them. . .right or wrong. Cats and mice don’t! I’m not talking about laws, which I endeavor not to break. But social rules, when they are wrong, I don’t follow them. It is my choice, as it is everyone else’s and has nothing to do with any leaders! However, most people follow social rules, right or wrong, because they know that if they don’t they will be persecuted. In other words, they’re scared not to! They’re scared that the forces of the society will gang up on them and scapegoat them. Not because they are forced to.
That is exactly what is happening to me, and exactly what happened to people accused of witchcraft in the middle ages (or should I say, women, accused of witchcraft) and what happened to figures like Socrates and Aristedes the Just, 2,500 years ago. The Athenian people admitted that they banished Aristedes the Just because his virtue shamed them!
Nothing much in human nature or human society has changed in all that time except technology, which has it’s bright side, but also gives us better ways to destroy each other. I repeat, EVERYONE has their share in this! Not just the leaders or those who create the technology. If you, yourself, are following wrong social rules or values, don’t blame the leaders, that is your choice because you know what the consequences will be otherwise. It takes great courage to keep one’s integrity in this earth walk. But if one doesn’t have that courage, or that integrity, or try to build it, one cannot blame society or one’s leaders, as far as I’m concerned for that lack. We are each responsible for our behavior, I reiterate.
June 4, 2011 at 6:07 am
I’m only a comic maker, who makes earthly zodiac folktales. I’m open minded to different views, but perhaps it takes a ripe evolved mind to see/grasp all views. Please excuse a raw mind.
June 4, 2011 at 2:29 pm
Thanks for your comment. I understand. Also, I feel quite exposed, even moreso than usual, having this discussion with you on your blog for all to see. It got really intense for me because these are daily concerns for me and I don’t live on the surface of life.
I most want to be free in my life and to be able to be who I am without constant censure and persecution from those around me, which I mostly am not, although I live in supposedly one of the freest countries in the world, the U.S. This perplexes and bedevils me and I can’t just be quiet about it when the issue comes up.
By the way, you never said what sign YOU are! I’m an Aries, in spite of my Moon being in Gemini, which is what I first wrote about, your Gemini comic with the opposing forces fighting each other. I still think it was really cute! For all my writing talents, I don’t think I could successfully write a comic.
Finally, not everyone is reaping their karma at this time. But that time is not far off. Better to take it on of one’s own accord than to wait for it to come upon one. Delving below the surface and studying the wisdom of the ages can help. I don’t think anyone will escape it. A word to the wise is sufficient.
June 4, 2011 at 9:53 pm
I’m scorpio sun gemini moon. If anyone does me wrong, either they pay for it or they don’t exist. I’ve no patience to wait for karma.
I bet mikispink is scorpio.
June 7, 2011 at 7:56 am
All I can say to your comment, Vikingman, is, “You’ll see; you all will!” Mikispinks does not say what sign s/he is, although I’ve asked.
June 7, 2011 at 9:06 pm
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