Full Moon Dispatch for March 18, 2022
The conjunction in April between Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces promises to give you what you wish for. Don't fuck it up.
WISHING ORIGINATES IN THE SPACE BETWEEN what is inside of us and what is outside of us. If applied appropriately it is a force that both unites and dissolves the seeming disparity between perspectives.
Without interference, a wish achieves its aim by engaging the will in a clearly defined approach.
But, well, shit—there’s a catch.
Interference and distraction—the hallmarks of our modern times—cause us to stray. To invest our psychic force in worthless baubles or confusing campaigns.
When you tally how much attention you waste on worthless investments, you can feel your predicament in a visceral way. No blame, btw, it happens continually to each of us.
Wishing is the theme of the upcoming Jupiter/Neptune conjunction in Pisces. A conjunction that will be exact on April 12 of this year.
The merger will bathe the Earth in a kind of ethereal balm, providing both respite and replenishment for our fried nervous systems. Mark your calendar. This is a reprieve that only arrives every 215 years.
This article will explore ideas about how to prepare for and compose an effective wish for yourself.
In typical Virgo fashion—fitting today’s Full Moon—I’ll offer you specific ideas about how the process of wishing is assembled.
Here we go:
The paramount wish is—yes—you guessed it—for the: Wishing to end.
This is in keeping with the Buddhist principle that the root cause of suffering is desire. And so there’s the bummer part of the equation.
But that places us ahead of ourselves. And in true Virgo fashion, there are more details to broach. There are distinctions to be considered.
There are mechanical (or mindless) garden variety wishes and then there are conscious wishes. And there’s a critical difference.
The Anatomy of Wishing
As Gurdjieff’s student Thomas de Hartmann tells us:
An object attracts us; we do not attract the object. Objects govern us from outside. They make us do all sorts of things. It is not the woman who buys the hat, but the hat buys the woman. The man does not smoke the cigarette; the cigarette smokes the man... The attention and the will generated by outside objects, through the senses, are not our own. They are part of the mechanism of Nature: Nature works us. We do not conquer Nature; Nature conquers us. The attention and the will connected with the physical senses and outside objects are not our own. This will is not free, but answers the call of every outside object.
So here the oldest debate on the planet is evoked. What is the nature of will? And do we have ‘free will’?
Let’s back up a bit and reassert Gurdjieff’s understanding of the mechanisms of living. Namely, we are— each of us—as Earthlings, expressions, and extensions of Nature.
Nature uses humankind to achieve certain aims or results.
Also, Nature is amoral.
You see this when you remove the veneer that culture lays atop Nature, to mitigate Nature’s bald-eyed brutality.
The kind of order and regularity that we’ve been trained to consider as ‘living naturally’ is a con. Especially the nonsense espoused by the New Age ethos—a hybrid between feel-good hopes and magical thinking.
Along comes a hurricane, typhoon, or earthquake that wipes out thousands of people in one burst of terrifying energy.
A five-year-old develops leukemia and her life is snuffed.
Donald Trump lives on to announce another bid for the presidency.
Nature’s way: No rhyme or reason.
Actually, you can’t. I mean, you can’t in the sense that this cartoon implies: