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Impeachment Musings

Saving the Ocean of Creation by Swallowing the Poison

While watching Ambassador Sondland's long and drawn-out, self-aggrandizing introduction to his testimony, laced with hubris--I guess those two words mean the same thing--I'd have to say I'll opt for the summary reviews, to get to the gist of his report. He did clearly testify that there was a quid pro quo. At least he managed that. 


I'm happy to say, I did find the perfect metaphor in the myth of the churning of the ocean of milk creation myth. 


Among all the items listed in the creation results--a splendid moon, divine nymphs, sparkling gems, a spectacular horse, an amazing elephant, and more--I found a couple of wonderfully demon-like negative items that inevitably show up as part of creation. This is our universe, after all, and creation contains all possbilities. Negative and positive. Wise ones tell us that it is best when positive outweighs negative, as a way to maintain balance. 


Two of the items on the negative or demon end of the creation story, are Jeystha, the goddess of misfortune and Halahala, the poison that spilled out of the churning device's (snake's) mouth.


(I'd not mentioned in my previous post, for the sake of economy of words, that the demons and the gods held opposite ends of a giant and most beautiful snake, Vasuki, to churn the ocean of milk. Said snake vomited poison which threatened the entire ocean of milk. Lord Shiva saved the day by drinking the toxin and holding it in his neck, which is why his neck is blue to this day).


Halahala is one of those marvelous words that doesn't need defining. Onomatopoeia. We don't need to know it means poison.  Halahala. 


I believe.....I believe.....Yes, we must bu-leeve! I believe we have an equivalent to resolving the poison issue, and stopping it from infecting the entire ocean of creation (in this case, these United States of America). In the myth's case, it was Lord Shiva who swallowed the lethal stuff and kept it in his throat. 


From my view there are those who have testified thus far, who have been willing to "swallow" our president's poison for the sake of preserving moral compass of our democracy.


These noble souls are: Ambassador Taylor, former Ambassador Yovanovitch, and Lt. Col. Vindman. Other testimonies corroborate and were delivered bravely, but I found these three I've named to be stellar. I felt inspired by them, with a sense of hope that justice would prevail. That it would be possible to do away with the corruption of many of our elected officials. 

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The Battle Between the Gods and the Demons

I'm am profoundly puzzled. I've been puzzled for a long time about the state of our country and our elected president. How is it that the Republicans so strongly defend a man who lies regularly, who wants to run the country as a one-man band, who shames people (who oppose his ideas) into silence by his tweets. Our president rules his kingdom by tweets and his subjects jump to do his bidding for fear of a negative tweet. Imagine! 


It was Maria Yovanovitch's impeachment hearing testimony on November 15, 2019, that caused me to probe more deeply into the question of why.


I was astonished to learn that the US State Department was afraid to receive a tweet from Donald Trump, should they dare to defend the former Ambassador to Ukraine, Maria Yovanovtich. Amabassador Yovanovitch, 33 years in USA diplomatic service, is held in high regard by all who know her or of her; she has received many awards for her outstanding service to our country. 


All three diplomats intimately involved in the recent Ukraine saga, testified their facts with dignity and professionalism, non-partisan views. Maria Yovanovitch, whom Trump recalled from her position as Ambassador to Ukraine, provided a poignant, heart-felt, and riveting account before Congress. 


Fox News demeaned Maria Yovanovitch. The news station showed a one-minute clip out of the five hours of the former Ambassador's stellar testimony delivered in an even-tempered manner and with utter clarity.  In the Fox News one-minute clip we see Yovanovitch beautifully allowing her emotions to show when the good Congresswoman from Alabama (Terri Sewell), asked the Ambassdor how this all was affecting her family. Fox News commentator concluded that Yovanovitch's five-hour testimony was like psychological therapy. I was stunned by Fox's lack of perception.


To get a deeper understanding, let's have a look at the age-old archetype of the battle between good and evil. 


The following mythological tale might help give a universal view of the impeachment situation: the Indian story of the Churning of the Milk of the Ocean of Creation. 


To make a long story short (these myths can get complicated), the demons and the gods were working together churning the milk ocean, creating our world as we know it. At some point towards the end of the creation process, the demons stole the nectar of immortality (which they had agreed would be shared--go figure!). You can guess what happened--the gods went after the the demons and fought to regain the nectar of immortality (the good stuff). 


In the battles between gods and demons, the gods always win in the end. But it's touch and go, and can be terrifying. We can fear that all will be destroyed.


The gods recovered the nectar, but we know the demons are going to plot to get it back again. That's just the way it works between gods and demons. We have to be vigilant. Otherwise the whole of creation goes whacko and out of balance. 


An Indian saint once said, that without the struggle of the opposites, there would be no creation. We all play our parts. 


The creation myth, and the victory of the gods, assured me that righteousness and honor and integrity will win out in the end. Even with the present-day case of the battle between the Democrats and the Republicans. 


For me the Democrats represent the gods at this stage in time. Why? Because Republicans, by virtue of their undying support and defence of the president of the USA (who lies and bullies, and has no moral compass), represent the demons right now. The Democrats are fighting to regain the nectar, the moral compass of our country. 


Anytime you have the president of any country fighting for his own personal gain and benefit, by definition he represents the demons. Sorry folks--that's just the way it is. It is well-known that an effective president sacrifices personal interest and gain for the well-being of the people.  


And don't forget to look at the battle between the gods and the demons within. An essential part of the process of making sure the gods are victorious.



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New Moon in Aquarius

A big line-up in humanitarian Aquarius on this New Moon--the dazzling Sun with the nurturing Moon, fleet-footed Mercury, and Dark Moon Lilith. All these planets together in such close connection signal unique contacts with friends and associations, and ingenious ideas for change. If this line-up is strong in your chart, you might even write an article  or give a speech about the necessity for a profoundly inovative way to affect new ways of approaching life and making a difference. And, making a difference in small ways, if everyone does it, can bring about enormous change.


Our Lady the Dark Moon Lilith is in the mix of Aquarius planets (and you don't ever want to mess with her, or with anyone who reprents her). She's powerful and like Goddess Kali, will do all she can to cut away all the nonsense and the ego-involvements that interfere with clear and clean outcomes. 


Usually I'm not deep into politics, but last night Stacy Abrams gave one of the most inspiring talks I've heard in a long time. Her response to the State of the Union. To me her speech was the embodiment of this Aquarius line-up--her vision, her compassion, her  belief in the goodness of human nature, and her no-nonsense and cut to the chace words. 


Stacy Abrams began her speech by telling a story of how her family had only one car. On a stormy night they went to pick up her father who was walking home from work. He got into the car, soaking wet and chilled to the bone. Stacy's mother asked, "Where is your coat!?" He said, "I gave it to a homeless man." Stacy asked why. He responsed, "Because I knew you were coming for me and I knew no one was coming for him."


This is the age of Aquarius. 


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Let's Start Here

Newgrange, Ireland


Introduction to an archetypal view on astrology.


You find yourself wandering into an astrology wheel, meandering around from sign to sign, discovering stories there, stories written in ancient stones like petroglyphs, mysterious and compelling.


You find suns and moons and people and spirals, all etched into the stones. You close your eyes and sense an energy of those eons ago, with sacred fires burning, white-robed priests and priestesses chanting, tall ethereal spirit beings appearing from behind trees. A woman in a thatched hut deep in the forest diagnosing and healing wounds of flesh and emotion. A king who has lost his way while longing to seek counsel from the wise ones.


Etched in stones, you'll find spiral designs from ancient cultures all over the world.


We might decide these spirals are the astrology wheels filled with a layered plot indicating your destiny, a labyrinthine pathway to a spiritual discovery or even a pot of gold promised.


All the while you let  both knowledge and intuition guide you. The art of allowing insight to lead you on a journey into your zodiacal wheel. The art of allowing the astrological details—details passed down over centuries—to color your pathway. The art of plying the building blocks that form the foundation upon which you expand and illuminate your own life through story and archetype.


It's a never-ending maze of discovery and vision.



Stay tuned for continuing entries



Ⓒ Savitri Bess, 2019 (you will need written permission to copy entries from "Zodiac Blog") 

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Critter in Moss Coat

You're walking along, and there at your feet is a little critter, alive in the wood, with moss coat, emerging from its cave. Does it have two heads and one central horn, or is a moving picture, head to the right leaving its shadow on the left? They can do and be whatever they wish, invisible to most eyes to see, living there, in this case, right on the trail, in a gnarly twisting curling piece of wood. 

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Who Lives in This House?

Since I just arrived from Ireland where a farmer used to tell me about all the leprachauns he sees in the early morning hours, or late at night, dancing on the hill, the little ones with green jackets and red hats, I imagined a faery living in this tree here in Maine, in Acadia National Park. Why not? My friend Danny, who has a rath (hill fort) and a dolmen (tomb) right on his property in County Wexford, says that some leprachauns have picked up and landed in all manner of places outside of Ireland.

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The Case of the Turquoise Oar

Row row row your boat....whoops....well.....if your oar is stuck in a pond just carry on as no matter what you do or say, the truth is .....merrily merrily merrily merrily life is but a dream.

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Log Being

In Ireland I met many stone beings and now in Maine I'm meeting log beings. In the deep silence of the sea, behind the sound of waves, beyond the rush of the stream in the deep forest--all--lies the land of Nod. And I say the land of Nod is the land of inner Knowing.

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Remember an ancient song

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Remember your forgotten song:

The notes are nothing. Yet you have kept them with you, not for themselves, but as a soft reminder of what would make you weep if you remembered how dear it was to know that nothing in the world you learned is half so dear as this. Listen, and see if you remember an ancient song you knew so long ago and held more dear than any melody you taught yourself to cherish since. --ACIM Read More 

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Inner Joy Journey: A Magical Quest: An Online Class

An Online Class by Savitri
Discover who you truly are
Experience is your portal to inner joy.
Joy rises out of the peace that passes all understanding.

7 steps in seven weeks
Delving into yourself and finding your light being, your source of joy.
Nothing is exactly as it seems
Because reality is often hidden behind illusions.
Joy rises out of the peace that passes all understanding.

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