Dateline: Monday April 15, 2019 and completed on Tuesday/Wednesday April 16 – 17, 2019
Waking up this morning to see the great gothic cathedral on fire in the heart of Paris — the Earth’s City of Lights — was shocking, emotionally jarring and deeply upsetting on so many levels. Not only did the live images remind all who tuned in of the World Trade Center disaster of September 11, 2001, but for some American watchers other catastrophes in the last 100 years that will always haunt the soul of humanity via film or television — the Oklahoma City bombing, the Waco, Texas inferno, the destruction of the Challenger Space Shuttle, the assassination of President Kennedy, the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, and the explosion of the Hindenburg.
From the perspective of history and because of our technological ability in the 21st century to “see” so much of our home planet as well as the cosmos, the near destruction of this iconic religious center and pilgrimage site connects the dots of a series of recent events in a synchronistically astrological, psychological and spiritual manner. However, in order to get a big-picture view of what I am writing about here — a tapestry of astounding happenings of the last week and what is about to occur soon — one needs to return to the ancient axiom associated with astrology “As Above, So Below,” said to be originally articulated in ancient Egypt by the legendary Hermes Trismegistus or the thrice-great Hermes. As Above, So Below can be explained by the longer concept that gives power and meaning to astrology — what’s true in the Macrocosm (the larger universe) is reflected in truth in the Microcosm (what is manifested on Earth). What’s important in today’s startling images is that no one died (as in the events mentioned a few paragraphs earlier) and the “attack” was not via religious-political-social based terrorism, but by the element of Fire —ravaging a physically-solid and simultaneously spiritually-symbolic well-spring of civilization, artistry and the deep human instinct to align itself with divinity.