Numerology/Astrology for 3/14/16
3/14/16 is the number 8. The number 8 brings up the deep grief and sadness that each of us has inside. Are you struggling with the internal places that you have hidden away and that you do not love? Or are you sad for the anger and hatred you see expressed in the world, now? I feel sad that in the 1960’s the world was in a crisis of consciousness and I believed that we had moved beyond that time. With dismay I have to admit that the perceived growth that I felt we have accomplished we are still tragically working on. It saddens me to no end to see that humanity has this difficult of a time accepting the obvious and subtle differences in each other. It shows how insidious racism is and how much others want to blame someone for their experience. The 8 of grief is expressing itself in many ways so take a moment today to recognize the suffering and hurt of even those doing things that hurt your heart. This can be a somewhat complicated day with Mercury square Saturn and Venus square Mars, and each aspect occurring in the signs of Pisces and Sagittarius. This brings out the temperamental and sensitive parts of your nature. Yet also brings out the desire to criticize, put down, and point the finger at others. How you choose to handle situations can cause communication blocks that heat up already volatile situations and it can cause people to lose it over what they feel strongly about. This makes an already tense political situation more so and humanity will feel like the arguments are competitions rather than conversations. The results are unlikely to be friendly under these influences. I ask for each of you to look for motivation to make small personal changes rather than focus too heavily on all the differences that you want to use to justify your position. The Moon continues to transit curious Gemini all day and with Mercury nearing an opposition to Jupiter, you may feel like you are reaching a turning point in your position or perspective. This is a time filled with wanting to create expression through excesses and exaggerations of the issues. Try to not let this energy get away and create more havoc in the world.
“We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.”
~Martin Luther King Jr~
Times such as this have repeated throughout history. It is one of the reasons that I have studied history so much. It is one of the ways to see the patterns that humanity has constantly fought against, the patterns that have been tried, the patterns that have failed, and the power of reflection to dissect what worked, so you can try again in another way until we can get it right. Unfortunately, the world is not such a history buff and instead we see patterns reflected and repeated again and again. What is clear is that when a group is suffering and the powers that be do not do anything to help create change for betterment of that group then eventually there is a snap point and the intensity of the emotion from that group lashes out and tries to blame someone or something for their suffering. Often a group that has nothing to do with the problem gets targeted. There is this feeling in humanity that someone needs to be the culprit for their suffering. In those moments where there is a knee jerk reaction to find those responsible for their suffering they often will choose a leader that does not make the situation better but actually makes the situation much worse. I hope that this round calmer minds and clearer heads will prevail. That is my prayer for today.