The best and the worst of humanity, our hope and our despair, were displayed on the one day, Friday, 15 March, 2019. Let's look at the numerology of the 9 Archetype …
Have you been pondering the whole humanity thing these past couple of weeks?? I certainly have. The 9 Archetype feels wildly out of balance in our modern society. Looking back through time, it's probably always been dysfunctional. Perhaps this is why 9 is the biggest number we have in Numerology (aside from the Master Numbers).
Friday, 15 March 2019 was a doozey, though.
On the same day, we had students from around the globe marching in the 'Fridays for Future' strikes and demanding action on climate change, as inspired by Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg.
And we had the white supremacy attack in Christchurch.
The best and the worst of humanity, our hope and our despair, were displayed on the one day ... the day that Mercury retrograded into a perfect conjunction with the Sun in Pisces, and squared Pisces' Ruler, Jupiter.
At the moment, I find most of my energy being captivated in pondering humanity as a whole and its impact on and connection to the individual. I'm also very concerned with the (bullshit) political correctness involved in our mainstream culture, as well as our society's willingness & ability (or lack thereof) to bring ALL of our unique voices to the table. I'm mesmerised by the power structures and social hierarchy that have been established between those we can historically call the oppressors and those who have traditionally been the oppressed. (My fascination with this would be due to my 29/11/2 path; along with my Aquarian Sun and Pisces Moon. It's also activating all the 8 in my chart, I guess.)
I find any racist, bigoted, misogynist argument that anyone 'other' than us should be eradicated, heart breaking, and sickening - ie: one end of 9's dysfunction.al continuum. Think genocide. Ethnocide. Fundamentalist attacks based in religion or gender or sexuality. This end of the dysfunctional 9 energy is present whenever you hear someone using divisive, 'us' vs 'them' arguments as a just, 'obvious' reason to discriminate against another group of people, eg:
- White vs Coloured
- Male vs Female
- Gay vs Straight
- People born in our country vs Refugees & Migrants
- Christians vs Muslims
- Cisgendered vs Transgendered
- The Elite vs The Lower Classes
- Conservatives vs Progressives
- Flat-Earthers vs 'World-is-Rounders'
- Sceptics vs Believers
On the other hand, I also find any argument that we should all be melded into one, amorphous form of humanity, repulsive - ie: the other end of 9's dysfunction. Think of the near-universal adoption of jeans, McDonald's, Starbucks, Coca-Cola, Christianity, Hollywood, and English. Ugh. (Have you seen the documentary, 'Schooling the World: The White Man's Last Burden'??) Anthropologist Wade Davis tells us that by the time OUR generation dies, 3,000 languages will be lost to history.
Read that again.
In the lifespan of our ONE generation, we will have lost 3,000 languages, and with them the customs, philosophy, world view, religion, political awareness, and prophecies etc of the culture that spoke each of those languages. Does that not shock you awake???
The True 9 Wisdom:
How I long for the true 9's wisdom of tolerance, altruism, and respect to take root in our culture! The whole of humanity (9) benefits when the rich diversity of ALL our unique (1) perspectives and lives are honoured, respected, and brought to the table (2). The healthy 9 wisdom is inclusive. It brings all perspectives and sovereign beings to the table as equals. It honours the rich diversity and beauty of what it means to be human, in all its forms. As Jacinda Ardern said, the 9 recognises that "They are us."
We can't harness the power and strength of the 9 archetype in our culture while requiring everyone to pretend to be white, straight, Christian, 'modern', and/or western, if they want to contribute in a meaningful way! Or if they simply want to live their life in any meaningful, purposeful way.
Let's consider some examples ...
Let's be clear that equality (2) doesn't mean being the same as everyone else. We can be equal and different. Different and equal. (Have you read 'Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps?' by husband & wife team, Allan and Barbara Pease? Well worth the read, if you'd like to understand some of basic differences between the male and female brain. Different. Equal.) Equality between the sexes doesn't mean that women should hold positions of power IF they can behave like men. That's missing the whole point! We need the balance of the two perspectives. We are different, and that should be honoured, harnessed, and celebrated!
In much the same way, the LGBTQI community brings a different voice to the table (2). Our LGBTQI brothers and sisters shouldn't be accepted into positions of power and prominence only IF they can leave their sexuality and gender identity at the door. (ie: "Don't ask. Don't tell.") Nor should our LGBTQI community have to hide the truth of who they are, in order to feel safe in our wider community.
The same thing goes for people from other religions, skin colours, and cultures ... Others are NOT failed attempts at being 'us', as Wade Davis would say. FFS!
Having a "brown, Muslim, migrant, feminist woman" in political power *only* IF she can play the political game like a white male doesn't benefit anyone. She is ONLY of true value to us if she can bring her values, life experiences, world view, and philosophy to the table.
Do you know who I'm talking about??
Australian Green's Senator, Dr Mehreen Saeed Faruqi.
Here is a short clip from her maiden speech in Parliament, in case you're unfamiliar with her.
Dr Faruqi is a true representation of what the healthy, functional, strong 9 wisdom is all about. She's anchoring a powerful energy here for all of us, now.
Proud, grateful, excited, and relieved to have her in our Parliament!
There is much to ponder here … I feel this is central to the work I'm doing as an astrologer and numerologist. Hmmmmm.