Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Researchers find when we learn to stand up to power

Scientists who study child development know that kids can identify a dominant figure in a social situation from a young age. Less has been known about how children respond to that powerful personality, and how a child’s reaction to injustice might change over time.
Now European researchers have discovered that there is a defined “Robin Hood” stage in childhood. Through two experiments, whose findings were recently published in Developmental Psychology, (Sept. 26) a team of cognitive scientists, social scientists, and psychologists learned that kids tend to start standing up to power, in favor of creating a more egalitarian social structure, at around age five. By age eight, most kids push for social equality, rooting for the underdog, when they detect an imbalance of power.

This New Moon of Sept.1  eclipse lies in the midst of the stars Thuban of Draco, Alioth of the Great Bear and  Sextant, and Suhail Velorum of Argo Navis in the very southern heavens. Thuban is the brightest star in the constellation of Draco, the Dragon. The word dragon entered the English language from the Greek word δράκων, drakon.  A severe and totalitarian authority figure came to be likened to a dragon.

Nick Fiorenza explains why it is important to move away from such authority figures and re-align to a new level of integrity and our inner soul / source directive and truth.

Solar eclipses offer opportunity to redefine concepts of self and the roles we play in the world, or how we articulate ourselves in life. They are about shifting octaves in the nature of our self-perception and self-expression, and addressing issues that keep us from doing so. They can invite a new beginning, way of life, or new way of participating in life.

Thuban, in the far northern heavens, was Earth’s pole star circa 2600 BC near the "tear of the Bear," a point in Earth’s ~25,000-year "evolutionary cycle of the soul" at which a turning and fractioning occurred in the hierarchical powers governing Earth. This dramatized the separation between those choosing to fight for a greater evolutionary vision and those wanting to maintain totalitarian control of the Earth with their antics to do so. Alpha Sextans inspires us to get our bearings, to reorient ourselves, and to plot our courses for the next leg of our journeys. On a greater scale, this can be in regard to changing allegiance from diversionary forces or currents in the world around us and to re-align to a new level of integrity and our inner soul / source directive and truth.

Conjoining Thuban from the southern heavens is Vela X-1, a potent neutron star in the sail of the Argo that creates a relentless wind driving us to respond to life. It engages us to participate in creating our long-term evolutionary destiny. In typical black hole fashion, this is an all or nothing deal, as that which we set in course now affects the nature of our evolutionary future. If we take no stance we are merely destined to chance and blown in the forever changing winds of evolutionary time.

In addition we notice that the eclipse is square a Mars-Saturn conjunction. In simple terms, this conjunction is about standing up (Mars) to authority (Saturn). This becomes all the more significant since here Mars [14sa] is conjunct the star delta (δ) Hercules, Sarin in the constellation of Hercules, the strong man  while Saturn [10sa] is conjunct the star Antares, alpha (α) Scorpius.  About Antares Nick Fiorenza writes:

Antares is the heart of the Scorpion. In classical astrology, Antares is the star of war and weaponry, and with expounded meaning, to challenge the established opposing politics (an arena common to the Antares / Aldebaran axis) with tenacious adamancy. This is especially in regard to taking a stand against the established conditions of our personal lives and against the established order or authority directing our lives when those conditions or that authority are no longer in our best interest nor supporting our evolutionary freedom and fulfillment.

Now if we progress the eclipse chart to the September 26, when the European research about the  “Robin Hood” stage in childhood was  published in Developmental Psychology, a journal of the American Psychological Association at Washington, DC, we find that the eclipse along with the T-square aligns with the horizon and is thereby triggered.

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