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28 dec

Preparing for 2010

I recently received this article and wanted to share it with everyone. It tries to explain the bigger planetary-level changes that are going on. We must be aware of these and how they may affect us personally. Since I am always searching for ways to help us transition through these interesting times we live in, I think this piece is an interesting summary and perspective on what many of us are either already feeling or hearing about. The author is an evolutionary astrologer Maurice Fernandez.

Greetings! I feel compelled to write this note about what we astrologers are seeing coming. We are in the beginning of a very unique time in history that will redefine the foundations of our lives. The astrological circumstances are uncommon and very dramatic. Change is likely to affect every level of our being, even though each person will feel it differently and in varying degrees of intensity.

I’m writing this note so that you may make better use of this time and understand what it is about. As astrologers we are aware of cycles that affect our existence. Because this coming cycle is very unique, I feel it is important to share this information. I will try to keep it simple and not burden you with a long text and excessive details.

There are multiple planetary bodies that are gradually forming a very particular and rare alignment. This configuration began to form during the fall of 2008. Politically, that time was when the economical crisis exploded and when U. S. President Barack Obama was elected.

The configuration will move into a second phase during November 2009 and January/February 2010. (Saturn will move into the Cardinal sign of Libra and will form powerful angle to Pluto in Capricorn.)

The third phase is probably the most dramatic and intense, and will occur from the end of June to the end of July 2010, when all the factors of the configuration will align together in a cross at the very beginning of Cardinal signs in astrology. (Cardinal signs are the signs of new cycles. The planets in questions are Pluto, Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars.) These planets are slow-moving bodies and therefore it is absolutely exceptional that these slow-moving bodies end up all aligned in a cross on these very sensitive degrees!

In normal circumstances, some people go through changes while others continue their routine. Here the alignment is so strong and dramatic that everyone’s life can be considerably affected. It is likely that your life will not be the same by fall 2010! The question that often arises is this. “Is it bad, or is it good?” The answer is that it depends on the way one deals with the events. A conscious approach can make a difference.

One thing is certain: Do not expect security, consistency, and predictability during this time. Reality is bound to change fast and so it is better to move with the flow, while remaining conscious of what is going on. Flexibility is one of the most important assets during this time. This influence is analogous to a gigantic wave forming. You can ride on that wave and go farther than ever expected—experience a powerful transformation that can elevate you to new grounds. But this wave can also destroy a lot of what you are currently attached to.

Redefinition may occur in different fields. You may change vocation, relationships, location, mindsets, to name but a few fields. New people will move into your life, current ones may leave. New ideas and projects will develop and you may feel inspired to completely reinvent yourself! The cards are re-shuffled! This is a time of an awakening, a revolution—an internal and social revolution.

Everything is shaking up—everything. From November 2009 until August 2010, nothing will stay still. It can be very good, but you have to learn to navigate these changes and seize opportunity when it comes. Don’t try to have it all perfect. Don’t try to keep the cake and eat it. Change can take you to a completely new and perhaps higher level of what you are about, but you will have to let go of your security during this time. It is a time for risk, reinvention, new ideas, new concepts, new vision, and the impetus to make it happen.

Marriages may break, jobs and possessions may be lost. People may get sick, and simultaneously, new relationships may emerge, new passions may awaken. A completely new lifestyle is in the making. You are embarking on an adventure whether you know it or not, whether you like it or not. My suggestion is to make peace with the idea. Don’t resist the adventure. If you accept it, you will make the best of it. If you fight and resist it, you won’t win. This is what I mean by being open to risk-taking. It may be time to take that “plunge!”

Risking does not mean giving in to every silly venture. It is about hearing a calling for truth about the things you have denied, postponed, avoided, feared. These are things you know were true. This is a time to be more truthful and to follow a calling.

Collectively, while the forces of corruption and manipulation may attempt to control the course of events, they are bound to disintegrate. Scandals will continue to hit the news. Natural events will continue to shake the earth. At worst, a war may break during summer 2010 or later because dramatic changes can spur fear and conflict. But it does not have to go that way. We are creators of our own destiny in the midst of the given circumstances.

As you go through these changes, it is crucial that you take good care of your immune system because as positive as the long-term changes may be, they can overwhelm you and weaken your immune system. Here are basic tips that can keep you grounded. Eat more healthy foods, avoid fast sugar, ingest raw garlic and onions daily—for example, in a sandwich—exercise, take time out of the intensity loop, do not let negativity take over.

This is important: The situation heating up is like a piece of molten iron that can be beaten into a better form—personally and collectively. Be an ambassador of good and avoid wasting time on trivial details. For example, as we see the earth being depleted and all resources and species dwindling, people waste time arguing if global warming is or is not happening, if it is man-made or not! IT DOESN’T MATTER! What matters is that the natural world is vanishing before our eyes because of our misaligned actions. Excessive pollution, deforestation, and peaking toxicity levels are a reality beyond global-warming debates.

Similarly, the economy is not likely to stabilize any time soon, perhaps necessarily so. And so it will be with many other aspects of your life. You will not have immediate answers. Be patient and keep doing your best. When the cycle will complete, new circumstances will emerge. This cannot be artificially rushed. These dramatic times are an opportunity for us to restructure our lives, personally and collectively. As many things are being redefined, we can relinquish bad habits and attachments, open up to new ideas, and invest in what works rather than settle for immediate gratification. Patience is another essential asset.

In this context, do not expect others to change for the better if you won’t do it yourself. We blame the governments and project our frustration on distant “evils,” but fail to open our own hearts. Being pro-active may work better than being self-righteous.

Posted by Ariane de Bonvoisin on December 28th, 2009 in Ariane, Global/Social Change | 2 comments

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  • Thenk you for this article, it inspires me a lot.

    Interesting, I had really dramatic November 2009 (quit old 7 years job, changed day schedule and mindset) and January/February 2010 seems to be really changing to my family life, just right now. During these monthes, I lived in 5 different cities, towns and villages.

    Very intriguing year had came!

    I wish everyone to be open and valiant to meet the changes without fear, to have really happy new year :)

    — Added by rajaka on January 15th, 2010
  • I’ve had this article on my desk top since I received it in 2009. Every once in a while I would click on it and read it to remind me of the changes that may or may not happen and how to prepare myself for change. So far I think I’ve done well with the changes in my life both good and bad. I neglected to start a project that’s been on my mind for years and I’m disappointed with myself. I will start this project before this year is up…I promise. In the meantime, I am curious to know what the astrologer Marice Fernandez has to say for the rest of the year and if what he predicted for November 2009 to July 2010 was pretty accurate from his professional studies. I’m looking for information on the alinement of the planets, etc. Thank you so much. K-W

    — Added by KasperWallace on July 29th, 2010

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