Gullibility - Humankind's Greatest Enemy Of Past Ages

Rays of Wisdom - Our World In Transition -  Gullibility - Humankind's Greatest Enemy Of Past AgesTo find a better understanding of the present so that we may learn from it, the way we are required to do, it is necessary that from time to time we take a closer look at the past. The age we are leaving behind is the Age of Pisces. Pisces is a mutable Water sign that is co-ruled by the expansive and mighty Jupiter and the deceptive, nebulous and devious Neptune. One of our race’s most formidable enemies in times gone by has been gullibility. This was particularly strongly felt during the Age of Pisces from about 300 BC – 1900 AD. With hindsight it is easy to see that not much else could have happened under the influence of the combined forces of the energies of the sign’s two vast planetary rulers. Under their rulership the Piscean age turned into a time of blind faith and deceptions, cruelty and suffering which one part of humankind inflicted upon another on an ever grander scale.

When one considers that Jupiter is also the sole ruler of Sagittarius, the sign of the raconteur and storyteller, the gullible and dogmatic conman and gambler of the zodiac, it does no longer come as a surprise that religious differences of opinion supplied the main reasons/excuses for humankind’s insatiable appetite for warmongering. The lethal combination of these Sagittarian characteristics found their worst expressions in the excesses of the patriarchal religions with their ever more brutal and vicious suppression of all traces of the wisdom of the feminine. The centuries of the rule of the Inquisition and of witch hunting come to mind. Their legacy haunts the consciousness of our race to this day.

There is every reason for us to rejoice, as this sad phase of humankind’s development is definitely over and the age of enlightenment and spiritual freedom, the Age of Aquarius, is with us. It is here to stay for a very long time, as it takes the Earth nearly 26,000 years to complete one of the cycles that moves it through the twelve signs of the zodiac. Such a cycle is known as one Great Year. Each sign the Earth passes through represents one Great Month, which lasts for rather more than 2,000 years. The unique character of each one of these months strongly influences all creatures and happenings on our planet.

At the same time the Great Months are also indicators of the Ages of Humankind, as I prefer to call them. No-one can tell exactly when one of them ends and a new one begins. All we know is that by now the Age of Aquarius is with us. When you observe our world more closely, you will be able to see for yourself how the energies of this sign are influencing everything in our world ever more strongly, although the remnants of the effects of the preceding age of Pisces are still with us. As hard as they are to shake off, individually and collectively they have to be dealt with by all of us.

Paul Joseph Goebbels, 29 October 1897 – 1 May 1945, was a German politician and Minister for Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. He was one of Adolf Hitler’s closest associates and most devoted followers. To my mind, nothing describes the essence of the Piscean Age better than the following Goebbels quote: ‘If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, as the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.’

Having been born on the 29th October, Goebbels during that particular lifetime was a double Scorpio. All those born on the twenty-ninth day of any month are under the rulership of this sign. The life’s work and ‘achievement’ of Goebbels as an incarnation of evil presents us with one of the finest descriptions of the lowest evolutionary stage of Scorpio’s development. During lifetimes in this sign it is potentially possible for every soul to reach three different levels of consciousness. Each one carries its own symbolism.

First in line is the scorpion, the insect with the deadly sting in its tail. It does not take the human version long to discover that it has a tongue that can sting others and hit them where it really hurts. This gives them a feeling as if they had some kind of power over others. Ah yes, the power to hurt and destroy. This is the Universe’s way of teaching us the destructive power of Mars. Every soul born into Scorpio is presented with many opportunities for learning from its own experiences of how, when obstacles get in the way of its over-strong will, it is capable of lashing out and angrily destroying in seconds, through a word or a gesture – careless hurled at someone or carefully planned – what may have taken many lifetimes to build. This goes for personal relationships as much as for national and international ones.

That is how, as life progresses, the soul in Scorpio may enjoy hurting and stinging so much that it ever more frequently indulges in it for the sheer pleasure of it. Unbeknown to the earthly self, the ideas for its most successful stinging actions have their origin on the subconscious level, from where the Highest Self is prompting its small earthly counterpart to bring this early evolutionary phase to its natural conclusion. Only when the scorpion has destroyed itself is the earthly self allowed to move on to its next lessons, the exploration of the second level. And so the human scorpion eventually stings itself to death and its Highest Self takes it through the transformation onto the second level.

Recommended Reading:
•    ‘The Sun In Scorpio’

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