Good friend Ed Kluska, the best astrologer around here, does an annual astrology workshop, where he presents charts and forecasts for the year. My intuition is working as he’s talking, and sometimes I get a little different take on an issue, or have tangential information.
The key learning from this year’s workshop, in brief: 2010 will be nearly as bad as 2009. Ed says we have to really toe the line, sacrifice, eliminate waste, and be more cautious – really over a 14 year period. I’m feeling like it’s not quite that bad, though it’s close. We’re an inch up from the bottom, rather than a quarter of an inch, as we were from July on last year. And – good news – 2011 will be much better, and will give us a breather as we go through all this change.
We will never go back to the old days – neither politics, business, government or banking will ever be the same. We are entering the new normal – everything will be transformed. The way to go through this is to get into our heart’s balance. This is not the same as seeing Armageddon coming, by the way. Most of us will be happier with not so much stuff, with not being greedy and wasteful, with focusing on staying healthy. None of this in the sense of what we’re giving up, but in the sense of what we’re getting as we simplify. We are gaining more freedom to be ourselves, to be more entrepreneurial, and there will be unexpected blessings the more we approach life that way – particularly mid-year.
Capitalism is in transition, as is everything else. Our generosity with regard to Haiti is really making us feel better. We will do more sharing, more selfless service, more energy healing (hurray!) One question was about investing. Ed pointed out that cash is a good thing to keep around (even though some stores hardly know what to do with it any more). And what I get about investing is that we can no longer invest in the old world – guns, land mines, tobacco. We will invest in the new world – green technologies, alternative medicines, recycled and sustainable products.
Now and mid-August we’re in what Ed calls the Debt Collector. So play it cool. In September, the New Thrust will be in play, so go for it with those new collaborative ideas. And toward the end of the year, the alignments will be again in the Big Goody – that’s the time to expect what you really want to be arriving.