By Norma Jean Ream
These are historic times…and I don’t think it’s the end of the world. However, it is very much a period that links similar events with two other great periods of Western Civilization. It is the very slowest of our known planets that have an association with shifting times.
The 1520’s and the 1760’s were both times where the greater powers had become so expanded that they were greatly over reaching the balance of the collective ideals. The first period is during the Renaissance, when the Roman Catholic Church had begun selling indulgences. Martin Luther’s actions initiated the Protestant Movement, breaking down the overarching power of the Church.
In this time was also the Reign of Henry the VIII, who challenged the power of the Church, initiating the foundations of secular government. Nostradamus was visioning the future. Magellan was sailing the Pacific Ocean for the first time, expanding the boundaries of the known world.
The 1760’s were the pre-Constitutional years. The issues then were all about taxes, commerce, and overarching military control of the Colonist. The Boston Tea Party was December 16, 1774. The Colonist enacted a wide-spread boycott of Imperial imports and after a few years the export to import ratio was over £800,000.
So, one way to look at our current time and into the next two years is that we are moving toward a revolution of sorts that will certainly challenge us. It will also challenge all that has become TOO BIG. Because in these past historic times mentioned, the patterns brought around “NEW RULES” and new visions for the future.
These are the times that ignite changes that later become part of the accepted cultural landscape. Just like the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s. This is another period that serves as an indicator of current times, as we are in a cyclic period of change relative to 1964-65 as a beginning point in our struggles. The events now are more important than any one group or special interest. When single groups fight for their exclusive rights, they eventually become incorporated in the current dictates through concession and nothing really changes in the larger picture. The change now has got to be the enactment for the good that serve everyone.
President Obama’s second Inauguration brings out more of the challenge against the people that we have seen growing in the last two years. The people will need to come out in full force to meet the suppressions that are being set up to contain us.
The spring tax season is going to be one of the year’s first big challenges. It may not be just around taxes and tax codes, but also about the workers of America. The initiation of Michigan’s “Right to Work” bill, along with already 11 other States is really something to be concerned about.
The period from the Winter Solstice to the Spring Equinox has influences that tend to bring out the harshest treatment when powers of FORCE are called out. We are likely to see more demonstrations and new aspects of civil disobedience. The Occupy Movement will morph into the defense of Democracy wherever it is necessary. The corporate takeover of America has already happened.
The Eclipse season in the spring brings us a Lunar Eclipse, a Solar Eclipse and a Lunar Eclipse. Each event involves a certain level of violence, with the third one having more a resolution to issues coming forward. The activations to the USA chart bring up a focus of military and domestic “protection.” This takes us into summer with a lot of the usual posturing about “Homeland Security,” which I hope does not turn out to be the beginning of Martial Law in some urban areas. The first of August will bring issues up that may challenge the Constitution. The Full Moon around August 21 is a swell of combative energies that could bring a Presidential dictate.
Early September will bring something to a close; a process that is just beginning to start in early January. The 9 month gestation period suggests that the events of the year center between Inauguration Day and Labor Day, with a lot of increasing Presidential power over the period and really extending into 2014, swelling into April as a major event.
The events ahead for 2013 are not the times we always hope are coming, unless you are one who wishes for anarchy. What we can do is build community and take care of each other. We can become strong in taking care of ourselves, like Occupy Sandy did Long Island, NY.
What are coming are a new economy and a new way to create local prosperity. What we shed is our extreme independence so that we can come together to build a future that allows the collective vision to emerge through our participation together.
(Norma Jean Ream resides in Puna.)