About Easter, Death, Resurrection And Awakening

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Easter Has A Special Meaning For All Of Us This Year

Yesterday was Good Friday and tomorrow will be Easter Sunday. This year Easter is grief-stricken by Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels. This year, whether for Christians or for those who are not, Easter is about awakening our inner light to bridge death and rebirth. Coincidentally, Belgian flag colors and recent events parallel Easter symbolic meaning.

Black = Physical Death = Crucifixion
Yellow = Mental Awareness = Spiritualization
Red = Life Renewal = Resurrection

As it did on September 11 for the US, March 22 in Europe will remain as the day that brought sudden awareness of vulnerability. Life will never be the same ever after, even for those who are trying to resume their lives as if nothing had happened. Hiding emotional shocks under the rug does not eliminate their existence. Instead of trying to hold to a dead past, the true positive attitude consists in adapting to new realities.

Black Is Associated With Yesterday’s Darkness

600x450-belgium-attackBlack is the color of a moonless night symbolizing the darkness, unconscious and dreams. For decades Europe has lived in a collective delusion, and so did the US. Anesthetized by political and media lies, people complacently accepted the existence of growing dangers for the sake of their daily comfort. Tuesday’s wake up call happened as a brutal reality shock, bringing our repressions to the open. Today is the time to start moving from darkness to light, from death to rebirth. Willful ignorance is no longer an option.

Yellow Is Associated With Today’s Light

650x650-happy-easterYellow is the color of a sunny day symbolizing the consciousness, light and ideals. Light does not exist without darkness. We cannot have one without the other. Days and nights cannot be separated from each other. We cannot hope for a conscious light modification without having to deal with its related unconscious darkness change. Transition from death to rebirth is not automatic. It requires awareness changes. The mind and heart sincerity is the key. We all have our own individual path to our inner light. Our happiness and survival depend on it. Denial of weaknesses is no longer an option.

Red Is Associated With Tomorrow’s Life

900x600-belgium-terrorismRed is the color of the flowing blood symbolizing life, struggle and warning. What can we do after observing sincerely our inner self and becoming aware of our attitude towards future life dangers? We are dealing with a barbaric enemy and need to act accordingly on the individual and collective level, locally, nationally and internationally. Time has come to awake unconditional demands for true existential security from our leaders based on preventive, dissuasive and offensive tangible actions plans. Life is about what we do, not what we say we will do. Life must always prevail over death. Period. Transiting to our survival awakening is the utmost serious matter. Doing nothing inside and outside of us is no longer an option.

The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.
– Albert Einstein

Happy Easter !! In light and harmony. Always, Serge

Brussels Attacks: Europe March 22 = USA September 11

MY PERSONAL TAKE ON BRUSSELS BLACK TUESDAY

First and before anything else, my heart goes to the innocent victims, their family and loved ones. Brussels is very close to my heart as it is the city where I grew up during the first three decades of my life. I have family and very close friends there. One day later, I am still in a state of shock as I am writing these lines. There is no defensible justification for terrorist attacks against innocent victims, the authorities lack of preparation and the ongoing insecurity. Worrying is a personality trait of mine, but for the first time last Sunday I experienced a feeling of fear. Sadly enough, two days later Tuesday attacks verified such a fateful premonition.

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That Sunday, on this website, Google Plus and Facebook, I published the first of a new series of soli-lunar horoscopes. It was covering the period from Sunday 20 to Wednesday 23 and was illustrated by the adjacent tarot card. We see a warrior ready to attack and kill (death) the Unicorn (innocent victim) drinking the water (peacefully) from a flowing river (life). Coming from behind, the attacker is invisible from the Unicorn (unexpected vicious attack). The yellow and red color represents fire rising from the earth to the sky (airport bombing). The general dialectic is that of good and evil.

Brussels Attacks: Europe March 22 = USA September 11

For terrorists, killing is not an end in itself but a mean to instill psychologic fear and terror in people’s mind and heart. Charlie Hebdo, November in Paris and now Brussels. The airport and the subway station close to the European Community Headquarter are Europe very symbolic locations. The ensuing panic is a measure of terrorists victory, that will encourage more attacks. Terrorists price to pay being insignificant only announce more frequent and more lethal attacks.

We could analyze decades of political laxism, debate about security and liberty and blame the absence of preventive actions. The fight against terrorism is of unequal weapons: bombs on one side and laws on the other. Ridiculous!! Captured Paris attacks ringleader murdering 130 innocent victims, Sarah Abdeslam could likely have provided intelligence to abort Tuesday tragedy. Instead, he is given legal rights. Three days ago, he was planning to take legal action against a French prosecutor, accusing him of breaching the confidentiality of the investigation!!! Unbelievable!!!

Europeans, please come back to reality. The point is no longer how do you got there, but how to build strength from here. People needs to learn fast from world anti-terrorist experts in Israel and the US how to implement radical measures before, during and after attacks. For instance, (1) the public at strategic buildings such airports needs to be checked before they enter not only after, (2) every habitant needs to be actively involved in potential dangers vigilance and (3) everyone from the top down needs to be ready with strong reactions when attacked.

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

Wake up Europeans. It is time to act with strength before it is too late. Everyone is concerned. It is a matter of survival !!!

In light and harmony. Always, Serge

Happy Solar New Year !!!

600x600-robin-williamsSpring is nature’s way to say “Let’s Party”.
– Robin Williams

Wherever you are Robin, we want you to know that your unique spirit and funny bone are alive and well. Wish you a happy Solar New Year !!!

On Sunday March 20 2016, at 4:30 AM GMT to be exact, the day and the night will be of equal length.

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This Saturday is our Planet Earth New Year’s Eve. Let’s celebrate.
Happy Spring Equinox !!!

With the Spring Equinox, the sun is ending a solar year and a new one is starting. Winter season ends and Spring season starts. Exiting Pisces (previous solar year last sign), the sun is entering Aries (coming solar year first sign). After germinating underground during the Winter, seeds are now hatching. Nature never fails and is always on time for Spring rendezvous. Let’s have grateful thoughts and cheer !!!

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Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings.

– Gustave Flaubert

With Spring first day comes the spirit of nature rebirth, more clement weather and new energy cycle. Love, balance and renewal are in the air. There is no better symbolic art than Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” to illustrate the sacred Spring rebirth.

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Venus, the goddess of love, beauty, and marriage is the obvious painting’s star, but other symbolic characters support the message of love and renewal. On the left, hovers the winged Zephyr (gentle breeze) with his consort Flora (flowers). On the right, an elegant nymph (spring, renewal) wears a flowery dress with a girdle of roses and a garland of myrtle (love).

Happy Solar New Year !!!

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In light and harmony. Always, Serge

Donald, Bernie, Ben And The Others

When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right.
– Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

Political Abuses And Outsiders Rise

What is happening in US politics today is nothing less than a revolution. Agreeing or not with any of the outsiders programs is secondary to the fact that we are in the middle of an ongoing political, financial and social paradigm change.

The following illustration about the capitalist system pyramid was created in 1912. One century later, nothing has changed. It shows the same trickle down societal powers and could very well have been designed today. Revolutions start when abuses from the top become unbearable to the bottom. Some revolutions are violent some are more democratic, but none are ever peaceful.

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During electoral campaigns, politicians have always taken money from the rich to buy votes from the poor promising the ones to protect them from the others. After being elected they had to lie to the people in order to explain why they were unable to deliver on their promises. This was working as long as lies could distract the population from the growing class gap and keep politicians pseudo credibility alive.

Things are changing when the class gap is becoming so important that nobody believe the lies anymore. When this happens, a significant majority suffers from a total disconnection with political leaders. When a large part of the population feels angry and abandoned by the system, they turn to outsiders who are their only hope for financial and existential security as well as national identity and freedom. This is what is happening today in the US, where this feeling of abandonment explains the rise of new presidential candidates such as Trump to the right, Sanders to the left and Carson (now siding with Trump) to the middle.

The last sixteen years of US disastrous domestic and foreign policies not only destroyed the country economy and image as a superpower, but also enriched the top 1% and impoverished the other 99%. These people have reached their tolerance limit and are now seeking new hopeful voices. This explains the rise of Donald, Bernie and Ben whose combined supporters represents their party majority opposed to the abusive political cronyism.

Imperialism Collapse And Establishment Dissolution

Empires have fallen before and it never was the end of the world. The UK lost its world superpower role in 1950 and is still around today as a meaningful nation. Written in 1838 by Victor Hugo, “Ruy Blas” story takes place in 17th century Spain during Charles II reign. Below is an excerpt about the monarchy collapse and its nobility dissolution. History repeats itself. That story could have been written today and reflects what is happening now. All powers collapse are following similar patterns.

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Original “Ruy Blas” page in French written in 1838 Click to enlarge

… At the time when a monarchy is about to collapse, several phenomena can be observed. At first the nobility tends to dissolve. By dissolving it divides, here’s how:
The kingdom falters, the dynasty dies out, the law falls into ruins; the political unity crumbles to the plot agony; the top of society bastardizes and degenerates; a fatal weakness is felt as much outside as within; great things of the state fell, only small are standing, sad public spectacle; no more police, no more military, no more finances, each guesses the end is coming. Hence, in all minds there is yesterday’s trouble, tomorrow’s fear, distrust of all men, discouragement in all things, profound disgust. As the state disease is coming from the top, the nobility in the front line is the first to be attacked. What becomes of it then?
Part of the gentlemen, the least honest and least generous, remains in the royal court. Everything will be swallowed up, time is short, one must haste, one must enrich, expand, and take advantage of circumstances. One only think for oneself. Each, without any pity for the country, is making a small private fortune at the cost of the great public misfortune.
One is a courtier, one is a minister, one hurries to be happy and powerful. One has wit, one becomes depraved, and one succeeds. The state’s orders, dignities, places, money, one takes everything, one wants everything, one plunders everything. One only lives by ambition and greed

Not much has changed. Hugo’s nobility is today’s establishment. Their actions are causing reactions, giving rise to anti-establishment leaders. This is normal and has happened in other times or other countries. For instance in France, yesterday’s Leon Blum (“Popular Front”) could be compared to Bernie Sanders and today’s Marine Le Pen (“National Front”) to Donald Trump. Revolutionaries are needed to bring the light of hope. However, as they are unable to heal the nation advanced deterioration, their power usually erode fast. This was true historically yesterday and will likely be true today.

Established politicians will fight toes and nails to remain in power, as for them losing their political clout would mean the end of their self-serving abuses. For them, political fall would be equal to death.

Over the last decades, the Western Empire collapsing life was artificially extended. Today it has reached the end of the rope. Lies are no longer believed and the harsh reality is claiming its rights. All tricks were used to defer the day of reckoning and there is very little road left to kick the can on. Yesterday is gone forever and tomorrow’s new normality is not there yet. The revolutionaries are providing hope to a population in disarray, which is critical for survival during desperate times.

The Love Of Power And The Power Of Love

600x600-lovers-chariotFrom a tarot perspective, the Feeling LOVERS arcanum (6) and its sequentially next Conquering CHARIOT arcanum (7) reflects the dialectic between the power of love and the love of power.

From the Astro Tarology perspective, the Feeling LOVERS arcanum corresponds to the link between the Moon (unconscious) and the Heart, and the Conquering CHARIOT to the link between the Moon (unconscious) and Mercury (the head). In a nutshell, there is an inner conflict between compassion and self-protection, between the heart and the head. Jung’s road to individuation suggests to hold both heart and head without making choices. The analysis of the LOVERS (6) and CHARIOT (7) arcana will be detailed in the Astro Tarology course Module 2 (arcana 6 to 10). In the meantime, we wish you good work with Module 1 (arcana 0 to 5) available in its totality online for free. Click to see the course program.

When an imperial cycle ends, a new one will follow. It never happens differently in nature. A good storm clears the air and the weather always restart with a new blue sky after. Donald, Bernie and Ben are today’s revolutionaries. We may not like any of their programs, but they deserve our thanks for turning the US political table over. This has long been overdue. Victor Hugo gave us a glimpse as to what will happen to the nobility. Regardless of the US presidential race outcome, the political establishment power has already been seriously defied. The US political scene will never be the same and that is an excellent news!!

Finding Truth, Beauty And Love In Today’s World

Security and feedom are declining -> increase vigilance …
Collective delusion is escalating -> reject fabricated hope …
Political sincerity is expiring -> seek truth in yourself …
Earth and sky are awesome -> observe beauty in nature …
All human lives are sacred -> find love in your own heart …

In light and love. Always, Serge Bernard

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