I watched Waking Life the movie last night, less than 48 hours before Uranus is about to enter Aries. I found myself lost in the dream, following the philosphy on an almost unconscious level. With its exceptional script dripping with insight, it’s the kind of movie that makes my spirit soar. With the premise set around lucid dreaming it was bound to make an impression upon me.
I’ve experienced lucid dreams all my life. I intuitively learned the light-switch test at around age six. To me dreams were just another reality; a place to go and play with my favourite tv characters and meet with seven dream children who took me to many places in the dreamscape and explained to me how the dream worlds worked.
As I’ve grown older, I have learned to question whether I am awake or asleep. Sometimes momentarily I am unsure so I flick a switch, see whether the light travels or is delayed. The latter means I’m still sleeping.
I also watched Terminator Salvation a week or so ago and episodes of Battlestar Galactica. I found myself wondering whether Uranus in Aries will herald the self aware computer. The Einstein Enigma posited that computers will recreate the universe, our consciousness will transcend. I watched a youtube video on advanced robotics, felt my skin crawl and at the same time an incredible sense of things to come.
Natally my Uranus (2nd house) is part of a perfect yod sextile to Neptune (4th house) and quincunx apex Mercury (in Aries) in the 9th house. Uranus fascinates me astronomically and astrologically. Perhaps it is my Moon in Aquarius – emotionally eccentric, pulled to the future. If I could be a time traveller, it’s the future that would draw me. I want to be in a time where space travel is the norm and aliens an accepted fact of life. I want to walk on the face of another planet. Both Uranus and Neptune feed Mercury in the 9th. It’s no wonder that I struggle to define different realities, that I see dream language in waking life, that I interpret my waking life as if it were a dream to find clues to higher understanding.
I’ve noticed that on the heels of Egypt’s uprising, billboards advertising “Join the Revolution!” The advertisement is from the Co-operative bank. They line my walk into town. It’s as though Uranus is already filtering his message down from the cosmos as he inches towards a semi-sextile to my Sun.
Uranus in Aries is a self-awakening and I feel it with every fibre of my being – the Zzzzzzzing in the air, slightly scattered energy, an odd sense of excitment. I feel wired yet incredibly clear. I’m more static than usual, channeling the current and hearing the loud snap of electricity as I touch another. We giggle.
I find myself staring at the stars in a bitterly cold sky, drawn out into the unfathomable darkness of space. My body thrills to some unheard rhythm. It’s like I know somewhere the beat of my heart is echoed. I find myself looking at faces, noticing how each is unique, wondering if they see me too. When I was little, I used to watch passing cars on long journeys, stare at the people inside and wonder if I would ever know them.
I’m swimming up from the depths with Uranus, remembering a moment in time when my love took me out onto a lake in a rowing boat. The brilliant stars shone on the water and there were moments when it was as if we were floating in space. The stars both ascending and descending, constellations reflected within and without. The milky way rippled across the heavens and I felt tall as a giant, tiny as an ant, loved beyond measure.
Our race has dreamed and now it is time to wake up. A new cycle begins. The trick is to remember the dream so that we can act. Uranus in Aries is about action, blazing a trail, leaving the light on. We need to learn to dream awake. This is lightspeed understanding, instant awakening, human innovation, the drive for freedom, a supercharged telephone call from the divine. Switch on, tune in – it is a time of beginnings.
“They say dreaming’s dead, that no one does it anymore. It’s not dead, it’s just been forgotten. Removed from our language. No one teaches it so no one knows it exists. The dreamer is banished to obscurity. Well I’m trying to change all that, and I hope you are too. By dreaming every day. Dreaming with our hands and dreaming with our minds. Our planet is facing the greatest problems it’s ever faced. Ever. So whatever you do, don’t be bored. This is absolutely the most exciting time we could have possibly hoped to be alive. And things are just starting.”
Quoted from ‘Waking Life’.
This is magnificent (also love the later entry, ‘Nuclear Destruction’)–beautifully poetic, insightful,and astute. You have the ability to weave together elements into a startling and very moving narrative, each and every time. Count me an admirer of your wonderful work!
Thanks Julie – admiration goes both ways! Love your work 🙂