002 Saturn and Purpose

Episode 2

What Gravity Tells You
About Your Purpose

— Saturn & Gravity
— Radiowaves
Spooky Sounds from Space

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Series 1 Episode 2 | 22:17

What Gravity Tells You About Your Purpose | October 31 2019

Saturn & Gravity — RadioWaves — Electricity
Spooky Sounds of Space … & Your Purpose

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Hello. I’m a tad late with this second episode.
And I do apologise. But everything’s back on track now.

So how was your week after the first episode? If you managed to catch the first one, I hope it gave you a nudge to see your life from a slightly different vantage point. And I hope you found that beautiful little video in the shownotes, on my podcast website — stunning aerial drone footage of the Borobudur mandala temple in Java. And you can see the mandala pattern quite clearly, from above. So, check that out if you haven’t seen it already.

So, in the last episode, I talked about the influence of the Earth’s electro-magnetic field on our brain’s neural net. And that’s the broad picture, as there are many factors involved in the changes that occur within the Earth’s field from one moment to the next.

In this episode I’m going to talk about gravity, in a kind of spiritual context, and then quite a bit about one planet in particular, and it’s significance for your Purpose.

Firstly, everything in our Solar System is electrically connected. This is important for astrology. Every planet, comet, moon, and asteroid. And both the Earth’s field and the solar wind are affected by everything in the solar system. Space is not actually a vacuum, though, you may have been taught that it was, as a child — as I was taught that, too. But it’s not true.

Space is actually full of plasma: charged particles that are shot out into the solar system by the sun. There’s a great juggling act going on throughout the entire cosmos, where the electrical forces of negative and positive charges, are being balanced, everywhere. These charges are the essential yin and yang of life. This is the Tao.

Traditional cosmology, still being taught today, has been a tad hung up on gravity and has missed the more obvious electrical solutions described by some fabulous mavericks of the astronomical field, including Hannes Alfvén, Anthony Peratt, and more recently, physicist Wallace Thornhill and electrical engineer Don Scott. They have both been reviving the extraordinary research work on the Aurora Borealis (or the Northern Lights) accomplished in the North Polar region by Kristian Birkeland in the very early 20th century. Also, there are some wonderful ideas and discoveries by their associate, Michael Clarage (who’s one of my favourites in the field). (I’ll have more references and links on all this in the show notes for this particular episode.)

So, apart from being electrically connected, changes in the magnetic field of each planet also produce radio waves — a particular type of frequency, or combination of frequencies. Radio waves, according to NASA, can be quite different from the size of a football to literally bigger than planets! That’s just one wave form. So they’re quite amazing. Radio waves are the longest waves we’ve encountered, but they have the least energy. But, they do travel incredible distances throughout space.

Did you ever get to see the movie Contact with Jodie Forster? That’s one of my favourite movies. They begin that movie with all the radio transmissions going out from the Earth, out into space. And they are still going.

Well, apparently, according to NASA, Marconi’s first radio signal has passed by 1,000 stars already! And it’s still going. Radio waves impact the resonance within the solar system, which ultimately affects the Earth’s field. It’s quite possible that these radio waves from the planets actually resonate with our meridian system and our corresponding brain areas when they filter through the Earth’s ionosphere.

So, through data sonification, these radio waves can be made audible for the limited range of our human hearing. And here’s a sample of the sounds from the Earth’s field, captured by NASA (remember, these are not pressure waves that our ears would normerly hear — these are part of the electro-magnetic spectrum). The brain actually feels this resonance even though we don’t normally consciously hear it.

[sounds from within the Earth’s field]

Did you notice — you know, the field around the Earth often sounds like a bird conference, while at other times it’s reminiscent of whale song. Perhaps these beings are resonating with these frequencies in their own neural nets, reproducing them in an audible spectrum of sound for us. They may be creating the harmony with our world.

After years of working with people and their astrology charts, I’ve developed my own intuitive way of imagining the shapes of these sign waves, their amplitudes, their frequencies, for each of the “zodiac signs” and their corresponding planets.

Two extremes would be Taurus and Aquarius.

Taurus, and I believe it’s corresponding “body” in the solar system, being Vulcan (there is something out there, but that’s a story in itself!), may be a slow-moving, low amplitude wave with gently rounded peaks like low undulating hills. It’s a very peaceful wave.

I see Aquarius and Uranus, by contrast, as a tall, narrow amplitude with a, a kind of a sharp peak and super-fast frequency. Uranus/Aquarius is the fastest frequency we can experience among the entire range of astrological frequencies. It’s the genius waveform. It really speeds things up.

That’s just to give you an idea.

So, getting back to purpose and exceptional purpose:

There is one planet that has fascinated me for a long time. It’s very strong in my own chart of course, and resonates with my Capricorn Ascendant. And that is Saturn.

While I’ve been able to determine many resonances of planets with certain brain areas and functions, I don’t see Saturn as being a physical resonance for us. Capricorn is a very misunderstood frequency. It’s actually the gateway to the spiritual sector of the zodiac wheel of the chart. But not many people see it that way.

When I’ve tried to imagine the waveform of Saturn, what I see is a flatline. There is no resonance. And Saturn has been associated astrologically with death, and with those who work professionally in matters of death — not exclusively, but it does apply. It’s as though Saturn is stillness. This may be why Saturn has a reputation of blocking activity, or holding us back in mysterious ways. But there is a trick to this!

Saturn seems to have no wave form at all. But how can this be, as it has a beautiful hexagon formation at its own North Pole, which I think would be a resonance of the electromagnetic sound frequencies, possibly from the ice rings aroound it’s equator — an echo resonance of some sort there. And this geometrical shape is also recognised in astrology as a sequence of sextiles, being 60 degree angles. This is the aspect of half-won potential. But that’s another story.

I’ll also be talking about the elements in another episode and how I view those astrologically. But for now, I just want to say that I believe that the Saturn and Capricorn frequency is the earthiest of all the Earth signs. They’re not al, the same. You know in astrology we have — I’m sure you’re aware of it — we have Fire signs, Earth signs, Water signs and Air signs. Yeah, Saturn is definitely the Earthiest of the Earth signs. So what this means is that the Saturn frequency is one that offers us no assistance in our expression. It’s therefore the initiation of the Earth Plane.

Saturn is where we must make the changes in our life through the force of our own spirit, rather than being pushed or ignited to do something by an outside force, such as the Juipiter or Mars frequencies, etc. It’s the place where we take the ultimate responsibility. It’s been said in business circles, that the greater amount of responsibility you’re willing to take on in life is equivalent to the wealth and income you can generate. And this is also why Capricorn and Saturn have become traditionally known as the key indicators for success in the business world, and in our careers, relating also to the 10th House sector in your chart, the one that begins from Midheaven, literally the middle of the heavens above you — but astrologically that means the point that is the highest point the sin reaches that day. I’ll explain the Houses to you in a different time, if you’re not familiar with them.

So then I started to ponder Capricorn’s frequency. Capricorn and Saturn have to have a frequency. And there are radiowaves that have been recorded from Saturn. In fact, here’s a snippet:

[Sounds from Saturn’s field captured by the Cassini-Huygens mission ]

Sounds a bit spooky, doesn’t it. 

So I began to wonder if perhaps Saturn and Capricorn may have a similar basic tonal frequency to the Earth. Maybe it gets cancelled out by Earth’s own resonance. Saturn is the tool of our spirit, not our ego. That’s why it’s so easily projected out, onto other people or institutions. You know, Saturn can be policemen, or our teachers, or our parents, or our bosses at work, all that kind of stuff. 

So, obviously, Saturn must play a significant role in our exceptional purpose, as it is also our fortitude, and our resolve. Of course, we can have a resolve to pass exams, increase our sales figures, lease the most expensive cars. But there is always a higher expression. Remember the knife in the last episode? 

So, here’s the thing: The true perfection of Saturn is to bring in its polarity opposite, the Moon. This creates the yin-yang balance.

Why the Moon?, you may ask. They do seem very, very different, don’t they. Well, the Moon resonates with the Cancerian frequency. And if you look at the zodiac wheel, Can er is opposite Capricorn. So they’re polarity opposotes.  Two halves of one whole energy. 

So, the Cancerian emphasis is ultimately about nurturance, compassionate action — not just compassion, but compassion in action, is what I’ve found — and loving-kindness.

The Moon in your chart is connected to your memories, your past, the subconscious mind. And when you tap into our own memories, emotionally, you may feel sympathy toward others who are going through the same scenarios or pain. This is not so much about mirror neurons (I think that’s something else), as the drive to bring happiness to others, which is loving-kindness.

When this yin-yang polarity of Saturn and the Moon is completed, we can live through our Saturn to become authorities in our chosen field. This is the linking of loving-kindness and responsibility. It will be the companies and businesses that have a caring attitude towards their customers and a responsibility to the planet, that will thrive in especially this current era. You just watch them. 

Have you noticed how everyone has been upping their customer service late,y because we’re living in the Pluto in Capricorn era. If you get my newsletter, you’ll be able to download an article that I wrote about that years and years ago about this current era. This Pluto in Capricorn paradigm. This is another reason why Saturn is so important right now. 

Saturn in your astrology chart can feel a lot like working out with weights. If you flop your arms around, you know, it will take a long time to develop any strength in them. But if you put heavy weights in your hands, lifting them, rhythmically, they will provide the resistance from gravity, which will build strong muscles in your arms. It’s the same in Yoga when you lift your own weight in some asanas.

So, this means that Saturn is the resistance we feel simply by being in a physical body affected by gravity, by hunger, by cold and heat, and physical pain. We have to maintain our spiritual composure and our focus on ethical responsibility, on work that leads to a healthy structure of some sort for other human beings. This is the task with Saturn.

And now we get to gravity. This is really interesting. Gravity is a very interesting phenomenon. And it would seem that gravity can be associated with the Saturn/Capricorn frequency. It’s a force that closes in and contains energy. It doesn’t disperse it. This is the opposite effect of Jupiter and Sagittarius. The planets Jupiter and Saturn are like the two great valves of the solar system. Jupiter frees up energy and spins out the energy at a super pace, and Saturn says “too much!” And closes it down again. So, one is a check for the other. 

But think about gravity for a moment. What happens when you sleep, when you lose  consciousness of the physical world around you? Your body is pressed down hard against the bed, as close to the Earth’s centre as your bed and floor will allow. 

And then what happens when you wake up? When you get out of bed and stand up, you are defying the entire gravitational field of the Earth, with purely the strength of your will. You have the same bones and muscles you had while you were sleeping. But through the force of your consciousness, and your resolve, you are able to defeat gravity, well to a certain degree. Perhaps, then, there may be some truth to the stories, you know, of yogis who levitate. Powerful consciousness may be able to do just that. I’m always fascinated by some things that crawl along the ceiling, you know. They don’t even notice gravity.

And of course, you can see what happens when you feel depressed, down-hearted (literally). Your shoulders stoop. Your posture changes. You slouch in chairs. Your breathing becomes shallow. You can see the force of gravity pushing down on the body. It does this because your spiritual consciousness is being defeated by your brain’s responses to environmental stimuli that echo unpleasant pastlife scenarios. 

Would you like me to say that again? I’ll say it again: It does this because your spiritual consciousness is being defeated by your brain’s responses to environmental stimuli that echo unpleasant pastlife scenarios. Your Saturn has flat-lined.

So, Saturn, as the resolve of our spirit, is pushing down on us all the time, like a Zen Master with a bamboo stick. We either use the Saturn frequency to become stronger, or we project it onto others, which is a defeat. Saturn, as our spiritual initiator, is where we are on our own. Where we must find our fortitude and resolve. It’s where we live by spiritual values, not egocentric ones. You see? It’s the gateway to the spiritual sector of the zodiac. The last three signs. 

Saturn is an extremely important planet for people trying to live together on a single planet. Because without Saturn, we would have no ethics, no morality. We wouldn’t have the boundaries that we need in order to survive together. So, it’s really important that we develop these for ourselves. 

We can’t all be the masters of our human race, but we can develop our Saturn qualities within, to become masters of ourselves. And we do that by developing routines and rituals that honour our spiritual core. 

Now, Rituals and habits are two entirely different things. A habit is something that we have inadvertently programmed into the limbic system of our brain (which resonates with the Moon, generally), or a more obsessive habit can resonate with Pluto. And it may even be damaging for our health or sanity — or worse, a habit may damage other beings. A habit is unconscious, so is usually more aligned with our ego-focus on self.

Now, a ritual is quite different. A ritual is something we do deliberately and regularly over time, to support our spiritual nature. So, a ritual is an expression of our Saturn frequency. We all have a Saturn somewhere in our birth chart. The Sign it’s in, the House area it’s in,  and also its geometric Aspects to other planets and the asteroids, of course. And that’s what gives you the clues to where you need take responsibility in your life. 

As I’d illustrated in the last episode, we can use these astrological frequencies, that are available to us, at a variety of levels, depending on our awareness. There are many people on this Earth, who don’t live according to any sense of responsibility, and these people cannot, so far, access the Saturn frequency they were born under. Saturn, in this regard, does not exist for them. It is a flatline. They have to find their own Saturn within. And eventually life will force them to recognise their true essence. But it can sometimes take many lifetimes. And, you know, we’ve all been through that. We’ve all had those experiences in previous incarnations. Took us a while to get here.

And this is one of the reasons why Saturn is also the frequency that relates to karma, which literally really means “action” from the ancient Sanskrit language, karma being the “cause and effect” mechanism in your life. Though, it is a little more complex than that, as the effects we experience are directly related to how we manage our Saturn sense of responsibility. We’ll get to more on that in another episode.

So, perhaps for this week, you might like to contemplate your habits versus your rituals, and maybe even start a new daily practice in something developmental. It can be Yoga, Tai Chi, Aikido, playing the piano, meditating, walking with an inspiring podcast, lighting a candle with spiritual intent, cooking your food with consciousness … whatever. And see if you can recognise where your Saturn frequency may be in your life; where you sense you can become an authority figure for others, through leading with compassion and loving-kindness. 

Remember, where you place your resolve has a great deal to do with the results you experience in your life.

Credits: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Mary Pat Hrybyk-Keith
The audio ‘Chorus’ in this video was recorded on Sept. 5, 2012, by RBSP’s Electric and Magnetic Field Instrument Suite and Integrated Science (EMFISIS).
Audio Credit: University of Iowa
Visualisation Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Video Compilation Credit: Captain Cynic Science Forums

Podcast theme music Zen of Smooth by Kerrie Redgate
Podcast icon photo of the Aurora Borealis in Norway (tipped on its side) by Johny Goerend (via Unsplash.com)

Earth’s Field sounds captured by NASA as heard by the EMFISIS instrument aboard NASA’s Van Allen Probes as it passed around Earth.
Credits: NASA/University of Iowa

Saturn’s Field sounds captured by the Cassini spacecraft (as above, below the video), and for more:
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/multimedia/pia07966.html

More sounds from space and information at:
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/nasa-listens-in-as-electrons-whistle-while-they-work

Thunderbolts Project: https://thunderbolts.info
Honorable mentions: Wallace Thornhill, Don Scott, Michael Clarage

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001 Purpose Or Exceptional Purpose

Episode 1

Purpose Or Exceptional Purpose?

— The Astrology Chart : What Is It?
— A Zodiac Without Stars!
— A Few Good Stories to Contemplate

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Purpose Or Exceptional Purpose? | October 7 2019

Is there a difference?
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The Friend
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So there is just one thing I need to get out of the way before we begin. I need to crumple-up any notion you may have in your head of those dastardly Sun Sign horror-scope columns — and I mean horror as in

h-o-r-r-o-r

— as having anything to do with the precious science of astrology. They are completely bogus, not real, fake. There is a system to how they write those things, but the system is not based on anything real. So, please don’t waste your time, or especially your money, on those things. Don’t let anyone program your brain like that. They are simply rubbish — OK?

So, I’m going to give you a little bit of my research here, so you can understand what astrology is, and what the astrology chart actually portrays.

Firstly, the zodiac that’s used in Western systems of astrology has nothing at all to with fixed stars or star constellations in space. That old belief does not not hold water anymore in any system apart from perhaps the Jyotish system of India. They still use those stars. The Western-culture zodiac has enitirely different roots that could not have been even imagined in ancient times. I’m currently writing a book about the science behind all this, but I’ll give you some snippets along the way here.

So, let’s begin at the beginning. Your astrology chart is a snapshot of the solar system through the lens of the Earth’s electromagnetic field. Now, this snapshot was taken at the moment when you drew your first breath, as this is the moment when you became separated from your mother’s protective energy field. You experienced your outer environment independently. And that first breath set the “hard-wiring”, if you will, in your brain. Your brain’s neural net was in resonance with the Earth’s field in that moment. (This is a really important point.)

You can think of it as, perhaps, a kind of symphony of frequencies playing throughout the solar system—there’s like a harmony of resonance there. And it changes all the time. And you resonated with one particular moment in that entire symphony—because it was a familiar set of frequencies.

The brain, as you’re probably aware, functions on frequencies and resonance. So, everything we experience from our outer world is actually just a bunch of wave-forms — they’re frequencies that go into the brain, and the brain interprets the familiarity of those frequencies and puts it into pictures or sounds, or whatever apparatus we’re using, or a scent, or a touch. And that’s how we create our world. So, this resonance thing is really important.

So, because this was a familiar set of frequencies for you, you will always resonate with those frequencies throughout your life, as they’re your Karmic imprints from the past, and I mean a deeper Past — as karma is a function of cause and effect. It’s like, you know, if you want good effects, then have to create good causes. But that’s another story we’ll get into in another episode.

But, basically, here it is: everything in our universe functions via the process of cause and effect. I do not believe in randomness or chaos. I think chaos is simply a name we give to a mechanism or process we don’t yet understand. We used think that weather was random chaos. But everything in the universe, every little particle, is striving to find balance with everything else in its environment. This is the basis of electricity.

And I’m not the first person to state that the universe is process. The universe essentially functions on harmony, not chaos. And this is basic ancient Taoist philosophy, from the great Chinese philosophers of antiquity.

So, due to the familiarity you had felt with those frequencies, your astrology chart must be a map of your past, a map of the causes and conditions that had led to your birth. So, we have to conclude that the first observation here is that there was a past. I’m not talking about your experiences in the womb. I’m talking about a thread of consciousness that is your memory. A thread that stretches back through centuries.

One of my life-long studies and curiosities has been the rebirth of the mindstream, the deathlessness of consciousness. The reason for my fascination is that as a small child, around the age of 4, I had a vivid recollection of the last part of my last life, and I remember telling people about it. But of course, they didn’t listen. So by the age of 7, I vowed to prove that we come back after we die. And I believe I’ve done that now. And that’s part of my research, which is something we’ll get into at another time.

But over many years, that past-life memory has been validated by various independent psychics and mediums, by Kinesiology, and by Astrology, itself. In fact, I have my astrology chart from that last lifetime, when I was born in London in the early 20th century, and it matches the information I’d been given about my purpose in that life. I’m currently writing a book about Reincarnation, based on my exclusive research, and that will be free in the digital version — of course, you can always pay me for the paper and audio, that would be nice! — but the digital version will be free because I want everyone to read it, including the skeptics, because this is really important research, and it’s the kind of research that’s never been done before.

But the reason I bring up the Past here, is that when it comes to Purpose, we cannot know where we are going until we know where we have been. Our Purpose, and especially our Exceptional Purpose, are dependent upon a strong motivation to heal or finish something that has been undone for a very long time.

We’ve had experiences in a deeper Past that now grant us the gift of wisdom that other people may not have in that area. And it’s often this wisdom that we tend to discount within ourselves. We have to remember that what is obvious to us may not be so obvious to others.

And this brings us to Purpose and Exceptional Purpose.

Living with purpose is to have a goal in life, and the drive and discipline to achieve that goal. Life itself becomes the challenge. And that challenge may be personal.

But an Exceptional Purpose has a broader vision. It’s a purpose that is unique in some way, and that will make a difference to many other people or beings on this planet. It’s a legacy. And quite usually, in our earlier years, we do get the clues about that, but our present reality pins us down to a mundane expression —what I call the “supermarket mentality”.

You know, you can be having one of those magical days when realisations appear in your mind, you begin to see everything differently, you feel a kind of spiritual presence within you. But you need to grab some food at the supermarket. And you walk through those big glass sliding doors, and within a matter of seconds — WHAMMO — you’re back in the mundane world, thinking about mundane problems, past issues, and the prices of apples. The magic disappears.

Here’s a brief example from a long time ago:

I had a client who presented with disassatifaction regarding his current work. He wasn’t happy, and he was looking for something more meaningful.

This is the first thing I said to him, which sprang right out at me from his birth chart: I said, “You’re here to clarify people’s views”. I then asked him what he was actually doing. He said, “I run my own business”. So I asked what it was. He replied, “I wash windows”. I said, “Yes, you’re clarifying people’s views but not quite in the way I think you could be doing it”. He was working on the physical level, rather than the mental-emotional. He’d had a greater attribute to help others, and that’s what was being stifled.

And here’s a good analogy that was dropped into my head a long time ago. It’s a useful way of looking at perception. It’s about a knife.

Now, when I say “knife”, what do you see as it’s purpose? How would you use it?

I’ll explain:
You can take the same knife and give it to 3 different people.
The first person sees it only as a weapon, to protect himself. That’s his concept of “knife”. He can’t think beyond that point.

The second person sees it as a kitchen utensil, she can now use it to slice the vegetables into bite-size pieces, to cook the stew much more quickly for the family. And that’s a more nurturing way of using the knife.

But the third person sees the knife entirely differently. He is so grateful for the gift of the knife, because he has always wanted to carve a beautiful statue of a Buddha that may inspire people to meditate and live more spiritual and peaceful lives for perhaps the next 200 years.

You see? It’s the same knife.

The first person, who sees the knife as a weapon, is living without purpose, is only waiting for life to come at him. A lot of people live like this. It’s sort of like being a marble in a pinball machine. They just get bounced around from thing to thing and place to place without any real direction or purpose. They just let life wash over them. And it’s not really a great way to take advantage of a precious human life.

But, anyhow, the second person, who uses the knife in the kitchen, is living with purpose, which is fine, but it’s a short-term result that has to be repeated every day.

But the third person has moved beyond self and those close to him. He’s embracing a larger family, and he wants to make a lasting impression in people’s lives for a long time to come, beyond his own limited lifespan. He’s moving the culture! And this is exceptional purpose.

Now, your astrology chart can be read like this, but it depends on the level of awareness of the astrologer, or the awareness-level of clients that an astrologer chooses to work with. That’s why you’ll always get a different reading of your chart from different astrologers. It’s the same chart, but it can be interpreted and explained, and also used, at different levels — like the various storey-levels of a mandala used in meditation practices. A mandala is a flat plan of a 3-dimensional palace. We start at the base and we gradually work our way up to Enlightenment at the top. Take a look at some photographs, if you haven’t been there, of Borobudur in Java. It’s a gigantic mandala in stone. It’s a magnificent building, so take a look at that.

Anyway, the subconscious mind only has one way of seeing something, because it’s based on memory. But being more conscious and deliberate about your motivation in life, will free you to see opportunities you’d otherwise miss. So consciousness is everything.

Now, before you think that the third knife example is beyond you, take a moment to consider those who’ve already moved culture. The now-classic example, of course, is Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, who together changed the course of personal computing. We would not even have Windows if Steve Jobs had decided to just, you know, sell cars or something after dropping out of college. Bill Gates was hired by Jobs as a programmer to help in the team that designed the graphic interface for the Macintosh. You know, the little trash cans and things on the screen. That was a huge innovation in computing. We take it for granted now, of course.

But then, Gates went off and made his own version of the software, that he called Windows, which is why Microsoft spent many, many years in law courts with Apple. If not for Jobs and Wozniak’s brilliance, we’d probably all still be using Microsoft’s original MSDOS computer language. It was all nonsensical code. Guy Kawasaki has called MSDOS “a crime against humanity”! And I agree! I spent 7 years on MSDOS when I started out with Astrology. The first software for astrological chart calculation was written in MSDOS. I then spent 20 years on Windows, before finally being able to switch to Apple, due to some astrological and other software innovations, just 6 years ago.

And please don’t think you have to already be an expert or a master in the field you’d really like to work within. It takes time. Your astrology chart will indicate your past experiences in a specific area, and that experience helps you to learn faster, to pick up those ancient threads again. But it’s still a process. When Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak presented their first personal computer for sale in a local computer club, it didn’t even have a case or a cover! It was just a bunch of wires and metal bits on a board!! It was on a board! So mastery takes time. It takes time. It takes focus and dedication. But it is achievable. 

We’ll talk more on that and some of the attributes we need for cultivating an exceptional purpose in the next episode, in episode 2. 

But for now, I want to tell you an important story. It’s a true story about a friend of mine. 

She was finally living her exceptional purpose, she was gaining a good reputation for her work. Municipal Councils were hiring her and paying her quite well. But she’d been in a very destructive relationship for a long time, which was a major part of her own subtle sabotage. And she simply decided one day to quit the work she’d been doing, altogether. Just a cold matter-of-fact refusal to continue with her success.

And, before long, she was diagnosed with cancer. Her spiritual consciousness was clearly frustrated. She struggled with the disease for six years, trying all sorts of miracle-cure gadgets, never really looking at the cause within her own mind. 

And then, she was finally placed into a hospice. They told her she had one week to live. I was 1,000 km away, and couldn’t get to her, so I phoned her at the hospice. And she said to me, “I’m ready now, I want to do this work now. I’m really ready. I can beat this. I know I can. I can do this now.” 

This happens with all of us. Only when we’re crushed by time do we strive to achieve our true desires. Her spirit was so strong. And, one week later, well, she died. Just forty-four years of age. Her body no longer had the strength to carry her.

And this is not an isolated case. Sometimes we need to be confronted with our own mortality before we see the urgency of living life deliberately, and with an exceptional purpose. 

So, don’t think small. Be like the sculptor. Think beyond your own lifetime. 

It’s not just one little part of your astrology chart, not one planet or Sensitive Point, but the entire chart that defines your motivation for incarnating, that defines your highest purpose. That in itself, says a lot. I have always seen a coherent pattern, in every birth chart. Every little piece is relevant to the purpose of that individual’s life. Like a plot in a film or a novel. Nothing is wasted. It’s all part of one story. 

However, the expression of that story will vary according to your own development, and the needs and opportunities of the time. 

Your career is not your Purpose. Your career is an expression, a vehicle, for that purpose. Culture changes, and you must adapt your Purpose to the culture, or create the culture yourself.

Way back in 1987, when I was starting out as a professional astrologer, I was told by a highly respected spiritual medium, that I was playing with a child’s tool when I had the ability to create the tool. I had no idea at that time, of what she was talking about. But I have created a new system of astrology that is way beyond where I was in 1987. 

And you can do this, too, in your own field. We’re all capable of reshaping what we already know into something far more useful. It takes awareness and curiosity, and a bit of daring to try something different. When I was brainstorming, I’d had heaps of ideas that didn’t float, but I abandoned them immediately, and went at the problem from a different angle. There was a lot about astrology that bothered me, back in the old days. So I fixed it!

When I was a rock singer in my 20s, there were no apps like GarageBand or iMovie. There were no personal computers, no pocket phones, no YouTube! No internet! 

I’ve lived on two planets. One wired, wified, and connected; and the other analogued and disconnected. And because I’ve lived on 2 planets, I’ve had to adapt. I use very different tools now, when I’m working with people, to what I did all those years ago. And I’ve had to master a lot of technology in order to do it. And I’ve taken advantage of the times we now live in.

So, your life, your brain, are finite. So, use them while you can. You’ll get another body when you return, but the person you are now, the personality, the particular attributes and types of talents organised for this era, will never live again. You as you are unique, an expression of a frozen moment in the time of the solar system. You are it’s potential. And you are essentially a stream of consciousness, a thread of memory. But there is no solid self behind that mind-stream. Because you are constantly evolving, and altering your own brain chemistry and its neural net in the process. You will be a different person in your next lifetime, but you will carry the same subtle memories, wisdoms, and regrets. There is absolutely nothing worse than dying with regrets. 

So, on that cheery note, before I leave you, here’s an idea: maybe try to focus this week on how you first saw that knife, and what you would carve with that knife, or what higher purpose you could turn it to. And then think about how you see your present life, and what could be a higher expression of the talents and skills you already have.

Your Purpose is already within you. It simply needs to be discovered, and developed with intention. No human life is devoid of purpose. 

The trick is to make it exceptional. 

Astrology & 
Purpose

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Here’s a bonus: a quick 2½ minute excerpt from my 2006 TV interview by Robyn Walker on her program ‘Conversations With Robyn’. Here I summarize my approach to astrology, and I discuss why Purpose is important for our wellbeing, and I mention the myth that Astrology is about Sun Signs! (More extensive pieces from my double-episode interview will appear on YouTube very soon.)

Podcast theme music Zen of Smooth by Kerrie Redgate
Podcast thumbnail photo (tipped on its side) of the Aurora Borealis in Norway by Johny Goerend (via Unsplash.com)

Additional music in this episode is from my personal (cassette!) archive of one of my early bands, Buckley’s. Recorded in 1980 on a mono cassette player sitting on the front of the stage at one of our live gigs! High tech! It’s of course Slow Down by Larry Williams (first recorded in 1957, but made famous in my childhood by The Beatles).  

An Aside: The Khan Academy page about Borobudur also has some great images: khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/south-east-se-asia/indonesia-art/a/borobudur

Kerrie Redgate

My Astrology website: ExceptionalPurpose.com

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See my chapter "Is It the Body Or the Mind That Travels" in the anthology Planet Whispers: Wisdom From Soul Travelers Around the World, (edited and conceived by Sophia Fairchild of Soul Wings® Press, 2011) for my views on travel regarding astrology and reincarnation, and finding your power places — with some clues as to how astrology works. (We won an award for that book!) Mine is the only astrology chapter.
PS: Don't buy the audio version if you're only interested in my chapter, as it was horribly distorted by the narrator! Though, it's fine in paper and in digital (Apple Books, Kobo, and Kindle).

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