Change the Date

I was listening to an astrology podcast about this month and a large cycle of aspects between Saturn/Uranus that began in 1988 was mentioned. The final one in the series is occurring this year. A breakdown of old structures and revolution is the energy of this time. It’s about change. Here’s more information about the astrology:

https://www.astrosynthesis.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Saturn-Uranus-Squares-2021-Brian-Clark.pdf

One of the things to change is the national celebration of invasion in this country, surely we are better educated now. I can’t celebrate this country on this date. It is wrong and needs to change.

Here’s an article about 1988 –

https://www.deadlystory.com/page/culture/history/The_1988_Bicentenary_Protest

It’s not just one thing that needs to change.

https://healingfoundation.org.au/

A local article from Gippslandia about one thing we could do around here:

https://gippslandia.com.au/articles/flogging-a-certain-horse.

I listened to the latest podcast from Rob and Elena that celebrates the work of Indigiearth founder, Sharon Winsor. There are many ways to support change. I’d love to hear more about readers ways.

https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/appetite-for-change/id1536519490?i=1000505979576

2021 Festive Season

Happy birthday David Bowie.

I had the best Christmas day. My daughter and son-in-law hosted a beautiful lunch and our family enjoyed being together with food in the garden. I was enthralled by my grandson and was in bliss watching how he navigates his backyard and extended family. It was the best day ever. On Boxing day I visited my son’s new place and enjoyed a stay with him and my son-in-law showing me around their new neighbourhood and home and enjoying more delicious food.

I’ve spent a little time working on my new place, which still hasn’t settled, so I haven’t done anything major yet. It’s been good to be in the space and I’ve changed my plans a few times due to noticing more.

I’ve been listening to a lot of astrologers and have found out there are many systems, which has set me back a little as I try to work out which is most relevant for me. I have relistened to the Mystic Medusa rant on Saturn in Aquarius “Imagine if we had basically highly qualified public servants whose role it is to enact the will of the people.” That was in reference to technology that could allow the people to vote on each issue. Saturn in Aquarius sounds promising and then it will be followed by Pluto in Aquarius.

I watched a 6 season series on ABC Iview called Stella, a BBC production. It’s a lighthearted comedy about a community and there were so many beautiful scenes in it.

I listened to an old lecture from Margaret Atwood from 1994. I have no idea how I came across it, to be honest, but still gold. She has a brilliant sense of humour.

I’ve consumed a heap of other media as well. In between sitting outside watching bees buzz around on my unmown lawn and catching up for coffees and chats with friends. I’ve continued my daily practise learning Portuguese on Duolingo.

I’ve made some progress on the book about The VRI experience and completed my first interview this week with a past staff member. There is still so much to do. Time is strange because I often felt like things weren’t happening fast enough and I wasn’t doing enough. Looking back though, a lot happened, more than I realised.

I’m very grateful for my own experience of 2020. As far as the new year goes I am looking forward to Chinese New Year on Friday 12th February. The year of the Ox sounds better than the year of the Rat.

Guard your joy at this time.

I’m reading Cassandra Speaks by Elizabeth Lesse

r. I listened to the podcast with Brene Brown. This TED talk again expressed the thing that troubles me. I know people are concerned about the respective issues we have with one another. The extreme divisiveness and righteousness. I can be the worst.

I shake my head when my social media feed reveals the political leanings of people I love as humans, but don’t agree with. It’s kept me off social media lately. I am not entirely avoiding it and still find myself expressing my standpoint with a like here and there. It’s a swamp for alienating people really, which is pretty unhelpful to the things that matter to me like learning and connection.

I’m glad I did that Theory of Enchantment course earlier this year. I am still practising and learning and have the three principles on my notice board to remind me each day.