The only planet that remains in air through March is Jupiter. Air provides perspective, focus, and mental acuity. Jupiter requires us to recognize how our own personal life relates to the greater design of creation, how the microcosm fit into the macrocosm. With nothing else in air, Jupiter now rules the show: either you rise to recognize your higher nature or you’re heading for a fall.
And because the Grand Square that lasted all through February is going to last throughout March, winter’s end is pushing us through the wringer of a mass initiation, designed to separate truths from half-truths, lies and falsehoods. It’s as if the higher spiritual beings who preside over the destiny of our race have decided it’s now or never for humanity to wake up. Wake up and remember that you are a radiant dynamo in the cosmos, unable to be squished down to fit anyone’s petty boxes — unless you choose to be.
In the 1960s the horrendous severity of the War in Indochina forced a profound collective awakening. Today we have a War on Truth, which is more massive, widespread and insidious even than the Vietnam War, in its stranglehold over the hearts and minds of millions, and its corrupt pull in halls of power. Each day the lies of this war infiltrate the stories of newspapers, online news, and TV. Each day, corporate-sponsored bullshit shapes the reality people assume in medicine, economics, ecology, foreign relations, religion and politics.
The current War on Truth is more insidious than the Vietnam War because in the former war it was easy to tell hawks from doves: if you had long hair, smoked pot and drove a VW bus you were against the war. If you drank beer, had short hair and condemned pot, you were for the war. Even though I’m overgeneralizing I think you get the idea — today’s War on Truth leaves it much harder to spot those who perpetuate the horror from those fighting against it, especially because our main source of news and information has come under the control of only four multi-corporations. This corporate control so shapes the major stories and political concerns of our time that Delusion has become King, and truth has gotten reduced to the squeaky voice of the small child who dares to stand up and say, ‘But, mommy — the emperor has no clothes.’
When lies become standard fare and bullies control the government, individuals who feel and speak the truth are made out to seem false and shamed. Many progressive-minded people feel hopelessly outmatched by the chilling extent of this War on Truth. Many people, who previously ignored the extent of corruption in recent years are being jerked out of numbness denial — wakening is hard-won and long-due. But, just as it did in the 60s, having such a massive war perpetrated from halls of so-called journalism and power also has a positive effect: when things darken this bad on the world stage it forces millions of people to wake up. It catalyzes a response of furious indignation. It demands each of us to rise out of the normalcy of life-as-lived in order to meet the exigencies of a severe turning point in history — possibly the most severe of all, because there may not be a world left to save if we fail to learn the lessons of our time.
By Karim Fakhoury
Instead of trusting ‘leaders’ and newscasters, a discontent is spreading through the ranks of Left and Right alike. Instead of going along with the status quo, people are pushing to question power. The last time we rose up to do this we made massive headway, in the great 1960s Revolution in Consciousness. The time before that we broke away from the shackles of the past in a Revolution that formed this country. In our time a new force of revolution is on the rise. You can join it by finding out who you are, what you’re made of, and what you’re no longer willing to accept from the powers at large. When you realize your old life is dying and your new one is busy being born, you tip the balance away from the obsolete tales of the past to new stories of the living future.