THE RELATION OF EARTH TO THE REST OF THE UNIVERSE
By Guru Rattana Kaur
Guru Rattana Kaur, Ph.D.
What is the nature of the Earth in relationship to the rest of the universe? Over five hundred years ago astronomers determined that Earth and the other planets revolved around the Sun, instead of revolving around the Earth. This fact inadvertently contributed to depreciating the value of the Earth.
The Earth is, however, the center of astrological inquiries. The main concern of astrology is to discover how the laws of the universe and the archetypical energies of the other planets affect life on planet Earth and how can we make practical use of these laws and energies.
Astrology asks how do the Sun, Moon and the planets influence life on Earth. Although this question is of critical importance, the geocentric point of view of astrology has contributed to ignoring the influence of planet Earth itself. We are fish who have forgotten that we swim in water and that our existence emanates from and is determined by the water (Earth!) itself.
OUR EVOLVING RELATIONSHIP WITH PLANET EARTH
Humans, animals and plants are all dependent upon the soil of the Earth for their sustenance and well being. Yet we pollute the air we breathe and the water that we drink. We plunder natural resources, pave the ground that connects us to the Earth's vibration and destroy natural habitats to serve our selfish greed. Because we have severed our energetic relationship with Mother Earth, we have no understanding of how to relate to her, how to respect her and how to enjoy and be nurtured by her gifts.
Our lack of direct relationship with Mother Earth has led us to view her as unpredictable. We watch as she peacefully absorbs our abuse and then we are distraught when she reacts with floods, earthquakes and other natural disasters. We try to predict what she will do without attempting to understand or accept our responsibility in the cause and effect relationship between our Mother and her children.
Basically we have lost touch with the Earth, with our bodies and with our emotions. We have severed our connection with the flow of the feminine. The result is that we live in fear, feel insecure and perceive lack. This mindset leads us to hoard and squander resources and to seek to control and manipulate to meet our excessive and insatiable needs. We are unable to experience true empathy, and we suffer from unrefined and shut down sensitivity.
We are however at a major turning point. The re-introduction of feminine archetypes into our individual and collective psyche can change our human fate and curtain the abuses of the old paradigm. Reestablishing our connection with the flow of life and the Earth through refined
sensitivity opens us up to new possibilities. We are can experience that there are enough resources for all of us to get our basic needs met and enough opportunities for everyone to share their gifts.
EARTH AND THE QUEST TO EXPERIENCE LOVE
The recognition of Earth as a planet in our zodiac and its pivotal role in defining our human journey will facilitate our soul's quest to experience Love. The perceived burden of being human and having a human body can be reassessed. Taurus and Earth are here to embellish our journey with riches, pleasures and gifts available no where else in the universe.
Humans come to Planet Earth to experience Love in the human form. We activate our body and awaken our consciousness so that we can enjoy this ecstatic feeling. Our past failures to achieve this goal in no way negates the Divine intention for humans to experience Love while on Planet Earth. We are being aided in attaining this goal by the higher vibrations of Love that are infusing the Planet. The Earth's vibration is being upgraded to the frequency of the heart center, which provides the energetic environment for us to open our hearts. The more our hearts open, the more we will be able to honor the sacredness of our Mother Earth, recognize Her as a planet of Love, and embrace Her and our own physical embodiment of Love.
A friend of mine told me this story. He was meditating in the mountains in Spain and the soul of his sister-in-law, who had died during the Spanish civil war, came to him. He asked her, what she was doing. She replied, "The Earth is the most beautiful place in the whole universe. After we leave our bodies, we like to come back every chance that we get."
THE GIFT OF EARTH AND OUR HUMAN BODY
It is a gift to get a body and come for a visit to Mother Earth, where we can actually feel physical pleasures, touch different textures, taste so many foods and absorb the nurturing energy of the Earth and the Sun. Planet Earth is a treasure house of goodies, from gemstones to flowers, plants and trees, to thousands of species of wildlife, to a myriad of landscapes and bodies of water. Taurus teaches us that Earth is a very special place and that we should enjoy our short, sacred journey. It is time to embrace the obvious and to give Gaia Earth the due She deserves. As we truly recognize and honor our Mother and care for and protected her, humans will receive gifts that were previously unavailable. Turning our attention back to our own earthly source will empower us in ways that have eluded us for millennia.
We will be able to tap into the healing and nurturing energy of the Earth and receive physical and emotional healing.
We will escape from the exploitative mindset that has enslaved our psyches and dominated our economic, political and religious systems.
We will be able to enjoy being in our bodies and stop using them as simply a means of transportation, a bothersome mechanism that needs to be fed and a puppet that we get to ornament.
We will be able to enjoy the profound satisfaction of personal empowerment and sacred sexuality.
We will stop looking outside ourselves for salvation and experience our divinity in our bodies. -- Guru Rattana Kaur
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ARIES - The Aggressive One (March 21 to April 19)
Outgoing. Lovable. Spontaneous. Not one to mess with. Funny... Excellent lover. EXTREMELY adorable. Loves relationships,
and family is very important to an Aries. Aries are known
for being generous and giving. Addictive. Loud. Always has
the need to be 'Right'. Aries will argue to prove their point
for hours and hours. Aries are some of the most wonderful
people in the world.
TAURUS - The Tramp (April 20 to May 20)
Aggressive. Loves being in long relationships. Likes to give
a good fight. Fight for what they want. Can be annoying at
times, but for the love of attention. Extremely outgoing.
Loves to help people in times of need. Good lover. Good personality.
Stubborn. A caring person. They can be self-centered and if
they want something they will do anything to get it. They
love to sleep and can be lazy. One of a kind. Not one to mess
with. Most attractive people on earth!
GEMINI - The Twins of Nature (May 21 to June 20)
Nice. Great listeners. Very good at
confusing people. Lover not a fighter, but can still knock
you out. Geminis will not take any crap from anyone. Geminis
like to tell people what they should do and get offended easily.
They are great at losing things and are forgetful. Geminis
can be very sarcastic and childish at times and can be very
nosey. Trustworthy. Always happy. Loud. Talkative. Outgoing.
VERY FORGIVING. Loves to love. Has a beautiful smile. Generous.
Strong. THE MOST IRRESISTIBLE.
CANCER - The Beauteous One (June 21 to July 22)
MOST AMAZING LOVER. Very high appeal. A Cancer's love is one
of a kind... Very romantic. Most caring person you will ever
meet in your life. Entirely creative person, most are artists
and insane, respectfully speaking. They perfected sex and
do it often. Extremely random. An ultimate freak. Extremely
funny and is usually the life of the party. Most Cancers will
take you under their wing and into their hearts where you
will remain forever. Cancers make love with a passion beyond
compare. Spontaneous. Not a fighter, but fights well if it
comes down to it. Someone you should hold on to!
LEO - The Lion's Roar (July 23 to August 22)
Great talker. Attractive and passionate. Laid back. Usually
happy but when unhappy tend to be grouchy and childish. A
Leo's problem becomes everyone's problem. Most Leos are very
predictable and tend to be monotonous. Knows how to have fun.
Is really good at almost anything. Great lover. Outgoing.
Down to earth. Addictive. Attractive. Loud. Loves being in
long relationships. Talkative. Not one to mess with. Rare
to find. Good when found.
VIRGO - The One that Waits (August 23 to September 22)
Dominant in relationships. Someone loves them right now. Always
wants the last word. Caring. Smart. Loud. Loyal. Easy to talk
to. Everything you ever wanted. Easy to please. A pushover.
Loves to gamble and take chances. Needs to have the last say
in everything. They think they know everything and usually
do. Respectful to others but you will quickly lose their respect
if you do something untrustworthy towards them and never regain
respect. They do not forgive and never forget. The one and
LIBRA - The Loyal One (September 23 to October 22)
Nice to everyone they meet. Their love is one of a kind. Silly,
funny and sweet. Have own unique appeal. Most caring person
you will ever meet! However, not the kind of person you want
to mess with... you might end up crying. Libras can cause
as much havoc as they can prevent. Faithful to friends to
the end. Can hold a grudge for years. Libras are someone you
want on your side. Usually great at sports and are extreme
sports fanatics. Very creative. A hopeless romantic.
SCORPIO - The Addictive One (October 23 to November 21)
EXTREMELY adorable. Loves to joke. Very good sense of humor.
Will try almost anything once. Loves to be pampered. Energetic.
Predictable. GREAT lover. Always get what they want. Attractive.
Loves being in long relationships. Talkative. Loves to party
but at times to the extreme. Loves the smell and feel of money
and is good at making it, but just as good at spending it!
Very protective over loved ones. HARD workers. Can be a good
friend, but if disrespected by a friend, the friendship will
end. Romantic. Caring.
SAGITTARIUS - The Promiscuous One (November 22 to December 21)
Spontaneous. High appeal. Rare to find. Great when found.
Loves being in long relationships. So much love to give. A
loner most of the time. Loses patience easily and will not
take crap. If in a bad mood stay FAR away. Gets offended easily
and remembers the offence forever. Loves deeply but at times
will not show it, feels it is a sign of weakness. Has many
fears but will not show it. VERY private person. Defends loved
ones with all their abilities. Can be childish often. Not
one to mess with. Very pretty. Very romantic. Nice to everyone
they meet. Their Love is one of a kind. Silly, funny and sweet.
Have their own unique appeal. Most caring person you will
ever meet! Not the kind of person you want to mess with -
you might end up crying.
CAPRICORN - The Passionate One (December 22 to January 19)
Love to bust. Nice. Sassy. Intelligent. Sexy. Grouchy at times
and annoying to some. Lazy and love to take it easy, but when
they find a job or something they like to do they put their
all into it. Proud, understanding and sweet. Irresistible.
Loves being in long relationships. Great talker. Always gets
what he or she wants. Cool. Loves to win against other signs
in sports, especially Gemini's. Likes to cook but would rather
go out to eat at good restaurants. Extremely funny. Loves
to joke. Smart.
AQUARIUS - Bring It On (January 20 to February 18)
Trustworthy. Attractive. Great lover. One of a kind. Loves
being in long-term relationships. Tries hard. Will take on
any project. Proud of themselves in whatever they do. Messy
and unorganized. Procrastinators. Great lovers, when they're
not sleeping. Extreme thinkers. Loves their pets usually more
than their family. Can be VERY irritating to others when they
try to explain or tell a story. Unpredictable. Will exceed
your expectations. Not a fighter by nature, but can knock
your lights out.
PISCES - The Partner for Life (February 19 to March 20)
Caring and kind. Smart. Center of attention. Very organized.
High appeal to opposite sex. Likes to have the last word. Good to find, but hard to keep. Passionate, wonderful lovers.
Fun to be around. Too trusting at times and gets hurt easily.
VERY caring. They always try to do the right thing and sometimes
get the short end of the stick. They sometimes get used by
others and get hurt because of their trusting. Can be eccentric,
but in a good way. Good sense of humor! Thoughtful. Loves
to joke. Very popular. Silly, fun and sweet. Good friend to
others but needs to be choosy on who they allow their friends
to be. --
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