What fire or flame might be stroked through the keystrokes of this “Guire” name? I decided to quickly drift past the Poulard and John of papal and political fame for such silly distractions would only delay my astral attractions. And don’t words sound better with accents, anyway? Aware of this fact, I danced with the drafts of celestial currents that cover the map and found that the fates had arranged for a date in a place far away called Guiré. Synchronicity suggested this to be the just direction of my labor question for yesterday called my attention to neighboring dimensions
“Guiré is a small town and rural commune in the Cercle of Nara in the Kouliloro Region of south-western Mali” (Wiki). This finding peaked my interest for two relative reasons. The first is related to my recent explorations into the incredible cosmology of the negiboring Dogon tribe who seem to know much more about the Dog Star, Sirius, than do the white-coats of modern astronomy. The second is an extension of Planetary intentions to uncover the truth of the Capricorn mysteries. I’ve written a few sentences of astrobabble below*** to express my recent pull back into the Capricron show, but for now the decoding would only halt this unfolding so I’ll devote these strokes to the UnLabor flow.
The wiki description of Guiré as a “rural commune” drew my mind into the stream of hunter-gatherer society. Now, please understand I am not suggesting such to be the current scene in south-western Mali. I imagine that’s not the deal, but the truth is I have no idea for I have not yet been. However, the calling to my contemplation was to futher exploration of a Capricorn truth that has been lost within the frustraion of the Rat Race nation. The stories told by the Planet Police books of old suggest Capricorn and it’s associated Tenth House align to the archetype of the worker. This unaligned image of Capricorn as the disciplined doer dedicated to the nature of task mastering, rule making, law giving provider is perhaps best expressed through the false presentation of the hunter-gatherer society. We are taught the members of these rural communites surely had to slave thirty hours each day just to put food on the proverbial plate. Okay, okay, but read the stories that remain and you’ll find your way to the truth that our old connection to Earth connected us to our food. The real Capricorn is the organic Earth structure of our trunk and our roots. And connecting this way, connects us to our play.
Are we not still encouraged to slave through our days? We’re conditioned to “whistle while we work” just to trudge through the muck of the must-do. Gotta provide! Gotta pay the bills! Gotta earn the bucks if we wanna buy the thrills! Well, I’m here to say this UnLabor Day is celebrated during the Virgo season for a reason. The highest light of Virgo is our devotion to our Sacred Work. She is also our independent connection to Spirit though our individual practice. The archetype of the Virgin Priestess has been devirginized through a proper definition of that word, for long ago it had nothing to do with chastity. In fact, one of the rights of the Virgin Priestess in Mesopotemian times was that of tantrica. How and why was she archeypally u-turned? The priestesses were converted when the whitches were burned.
Virgo was devirginized when we were taught we must send our prayers through the Papal post office. Most of us have now found the humor in that joke, but unfortunately by abandoning Spirit rather than finding our own. The Virgo flames of our Sacred Work are rekindled through independence and I like to say we find our way back to independence first through undependence. For example, we clear the clutter of conscious programming by reeducating ourselves. We rekindle the flames of our Sacred Work by devoting ourselves to our own unique practice; our personal “chop wood, carry water.” And now, that “chop and carry” is a silly description, because what I mean to say on this UnLabor Day is that our Sacred Work should be our Sacred Play.
The roots are that which give us security, but one of the most plaguing parasites within the host tree of our collective consciousness is the false programming that has attempted to convince us security is found solely through financial abundance. We’ve been culturally conditioned to believe “doing well” equal dollars and cents. And in the wily wise word of Terrence McKenna, “culture is not your friend.” While I don’t find that statement to be universally true, I do believe we must rewrite some of the commandments chiseled by culture to align to the truth of abundance, which a friend from the future defines as such, “abundance is having exactly what you need to do what you need to do when you need to do it; nothing more, nothing less.”
We are in the midst of Pluto’s slow evolution to the Capricorn Sign. This is a great gift, though sometimes it won’t be delivered in pretty packages. However, sometimes we must destroy in order to create. I find one of the most beautiful images of this principle in Elsie Wheeler’s Sabian Symbol for the 14th degree of Capricorn when Pluto spun during the April, 2014 Grand Cross, the time I’ve come to call the mid-sentence exclamation point of our collective awakening:
"Keynote: The will to unearth in our culture as well as in any culture, what has permanent value and to let go of nonessentials.
"At a time when in nearly every land (we) are questioning and challenging the validity of traditional beliefs and customary attitudes, it becomes necessary to separate permanent values and great principles and symbols from the many individual habits and the socio-political developments which more often than not have perverted or even negated the original ideas of the culture. We must strive to free these ideas from the wild growth of personal and class selfishness, from the greed and ambition so prevalent in human nature, and learn to appreciate the excellence of what is the immortal seed-foundation, as well as the spiritual harvest of any culture – and by extension of every sustained and complete work produced by man’s indomitable effort to achieve creative perfection.”
(“An Astrological Mandala” – Dane Rudhyar)
Indeed, sometimes we must destroy to make room for creation and I’ve started with the man in the mirror. I’m busting through blocks that tell me work can’t be play. Those who say I’m only okay with a 401k demand I whistle while I work so I’ll forget I’m a slave. Is this really the way I want to behave? Just how will I find the courage to slay anything standing in the way of my rekindling the flames of my Sacred Work by following my Highest Excitement? Well, as the great Guru George Michael in true Virgo fashion sang, “gotta have faith, faith, faith.”
There is no calendar date that will signal the Fates to allow our dream of being paid for our passions to find it’s way into reality. We are the very catalysts of this alchemical reaction that will be achieved when we release ourselves from the programming and align to our passions. What is your Highest Excitement? Seventy-five percent of the time I ask this question to fabulous folks, the answer is, “I don’t really know, but my job is okay because it allows me the time to…” Nope! That’s “whistle while you work," not the "work that makes you whistle.” I recently quoted the great Sage Kool from the Gang who said, “Love the life you life and you will live the life you love.” A beautiful statement, that, but it can be easily revised into one that encourages us to follow our Highest Excitement: “Life the life you love and you will love the life you live.” Let’s do this! It’s our time. Every day will be UnLabor day when we follow our passions to replace the work with play. We will be honored. We will be supported. We will be secure. And as we allow this whistle for ourselves, we give permission to others to allow themselves to align to the work that makes them whistle. And that is the soundtrack of the dream we will awaken within just as soon as we choose our time to begin.
Two years ago, I truly had no idea what my Highest Passion was. Now I can clearly state that I am a powerful, talented, caring, intuitive Shamanic Astrologer, Guide, Healer, Celestial Navigator, and Entertaining Educator manifesting abundance and opportunity in Service to Spirit and that the current state of my Highest Excitement and greatest honor is to help others remember theirs by clearing the chatter of cultural conditioning through channeling Cosmic conversation!
Can your the Celestial Fingerprint of your Astrological Birth Chart assist your reconnection to the voice of your Highest Excitement? Absolutely! For the astrological arts provide us, not with a way out, but with a way in. I intend to soon compose a post that describes my astrological method for reconnection to the song of our Sacred Work. Until then…
Happy UnLabor Day!
Here’s to the Work that Makes us Whistle!
Love and Planets,