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Timothy Glenn ~ 2014: A Call to Revelation

Yay! A New Year’s gift from my friend, Tim. I love how he and I both independently arrived at the 8 of Wands card as related to 2014. Tim offers a numerological explanation for why that Robin Wood image continues to haunt me. The Chariot card and 8 of Wands also came up in the traditional New Year’s Eve trade that Tania Marie and I pull for each other every year, and James Gilliland’s 2014 forecast alludes to “incoming objects from space.” The upcoming Chinese New Year designates 2014 as the Year of the Horse, which further underscores the Chariot card energy.

In other words, this one resonates, although I would still remind everyone to let your love flow to this beautiful planet, too, including tangible, loving actions to support and nurture her. True love requires no real (or unreal) reasons for loving action; such gestures just naturally spill forth from heartfelt love. 🙂

Anyway, here’s Tim:

2014: A Call To Revelation
by Timothy Glenn

The stilted, unnatural Gregorian calendar has flipped itself into a new year. The Sun is not impressed. The planets are not impressed. Not even the Moon is impressed. On the other hand, hominid creatures clambering around on Planet Earth put a lot of stock in this calendar system, so its numerological influences will affect this entire biosphere in which we live.

Uranus Square Pluto Unleashed

From June 2012 to March 2015, Uranus will exactly square Pluto seven times. At least, that is what it looks like from Planet Earth.From the perspective of the Sun, this phenomenon occurs only one time, and that one time fell on November 23, 2013. As of that date, all bets are off. Even though the world-changing effects of this transit will continue to unfold throughout the solar system, the influence has been unleashed and the unimpeded impacts can now be experienced on every planet, moon, asteroid and comet.

Pluto and Uranus exert a compelling causal factor in and ofthemselves. But The Big Guy, Uncle Jupiter Himself, is adding an extra wallop. As Uranus and Pluto moved into their Heliocentric square at 11 degrees of Aries and Capricorn, Uncle Jupiter in Cancer exactly opposed Pluto in Capricorn and then promptly squared Uranus in Aries, triggering the potential of the other two planets in their long term transmutational project. The oomph of the Heliocentric square was further amplified because Jupiter had not advanced beyond 11 degrees on November 23, giving us a major aspect known as a T-square an activator extraordinaire.

All Squared Away

Now we have been prepared for astrological fallout like we have not seen in many lifetimes. Are you looking for a quiet, pastoral 2014? Try another solar system.

Monumental events could burst into our lives at any moment. So much is happening and pending that volumes could be written on the subject. In fact, voluminous writings are spread all over the internet. Feel free to take a look, but you might be wise to install your filters and sharpen your sense of resonance, because disinformation and misguided speculation abound.

A noteworthy trigger point will occur on April 21 at the next exact Geocentric square of Uranus and Pluto. This fifth exact square looms larger than life because Jupiter will once again form a T-square with the other two planets, this time from a Geocentric perspective. And instead of triggering them a few days before the exact event, Jupiter will set them off a matter of hours before they go exact.

As a launching pad for this blast of transformational energy, the Tsquare will occur within an orb of four minutes of arc. The tighter the orb, the more powerful the aspect, and four minutes definitely qualifies as tight. This T-square will be far from floppy.

With revolutionary Uranus being exactly activated by Jupiter and Pluto on the same day, duplicating the Heliocentric pattern established last November, we can expect action. We can choose to sit back and let all the action be taken by wannabe planetary controllers and other pretenders, or we can opt for pro-active involvement in co-creating the New Earth.

The Pervert-a-Word of the Month Award

2014 promises to become an Apocalyptic year. But here we encounter another word game engineered to trip up the Earthlings. In this game, the object is to convince people that the word Apocalypse denotes catastrophe.

From the ancient Greek, the term Calypso denotes hiding, veiling, concealing. An Apocalypse simply means an unveiling. But then, when the unveiling happens within our own Shadow, most Earthlings tend to regard the experience as catastrophic.

Carl Gustav Jung said: “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” However, the unveilings due to happen in the external world just might upset the status quo. Proterrian observes: “An apocalypse is only a disaster to those who do not want the truth to be known.”

One of the professional hats worn by Uranus is that of Revelator. Especially with Jupiter involved, the evolutionary Pluto plus the revolutionary Uranus will equal Revelation. Whether any particular unveiling engenders calamity for you is your choice, but only sleeping sheeple would expect the world to look the same by the end of 2014.

Signs in the Sky

Basic numerology places us in a 7 year, a cycle of harvest. Many consider this to be a period of karmic resolution; a season of reaping what has been sown. To some degree, this may be so. However, more of us are awakening to the opportunity to step out of karma and into Grace. We have seen through the illusions of the old world’s distorted so-called “law” of karma that had been imposed on this planet for millennia on end.

The time has come for us to move on, and seventh card of the Tarot deck presents an image of moving on: the Chariot. An effective rendering of the Chariot card can be found in the Robin Wood Tarot. If you look at the starry canopy behind the charioteer, and soften your gaze, you will most likely be able to see the canopy as a portal.Assuming the role of the charioteer, you can become a living portal for the magic that can come into this world from the Starry Realms.

We have nothing to fight, nothing to win, nothing to accomplish; only illusions to transcend; only love to integrate. Anything that fails to resonate with your feeling of Heaven on Earth can simply dissolve. With support from the Uranus/Pluto square and its urge for self-determination,
moving beyond the illusions of the Matrix will grow easier with every step.

2014 = 20 + 14 = 34

On another level, we have entered a 34 cycle. Card 34 is the 8 of Wands, where we see aligned energies coming from above, moving down to the Earth. The Robin Wood deck shows the wands descending not merely from the sky, but from interplanetary space. In fact, Uncle Jupiter is plainly depicted.

In 2014 it would be wise to remain open to a broad spectrum of possibilities as to what might emerge from our skies, in addition to what will emerge from within ourselves. The space winds of change are billowing.

When the number 34 comes up during a reading, I like to present the 8 of Wands first from the Robin Wood Tarot, and then from the Universal Waite. This emphasizes that indeed the incoming energies are approaching Earth from “way out there”, but that these energies are being brought all the way down to the green fields of Earth. They are to be grounded and utilized.

In zodiacal numerology, 34 expresses the essence of Capricorn; not the most airy-fairy sign. Capricorn insists that everything we bring in must be given practical application. Metaphysical foo-foo will not work here.

May You Live in Interesting Times

The words of the subheading have been labeled “an ancient Chinese curse”. Perhaps the Apocalypse will show us how to morph curses into blessings, and fear into love. Perspective, interpretation and response are choices we make. If we can but choose to love ourselves enough, the Revelations of 2014 will open us to a genuinely new reality.

Rose colored glasses are not recommended. May you live in interesting times, 2014 for instance, but may you love yourself enough to keep the Sword of Discernment sharp and ready. Let the adventure begin.

Timothy Glenn

2014 Predictions

Well, it’s that time of year again when anyone and everyone tries to predict or absorb others’ predictions of what’s in store for the next twelve months. I’d like to begin by quoting Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities”:

“IT WAS the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way- in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”

Between the first and second sentences of this post, I needed to take an emergency shower due to being spontaneously eaten alive by a renegade mosquito (in late December) while I was listening to Drunvalo discuss how global warming has now led us to an imminent Ice Age. Just as he mentioned 12,000 years of pollen and then not seeing pollen for a 90,000 year cycle, I felt the first nips of a mosquito. By the time I finished the video and started typing this post, I was covered in huge red welts, just like summer. Oh, the irony…

I had read this same Ice Age material in Whitley Strieber’s “The Key” — that global warming switches to rapid global cooling to -50 degrees F in 72 hours. Actually in “The Key,” it happens even faster, and he wrote that book before science backed up his “message from the mysterious stranger.” I guess what I’m getting at is that change can happen fast. I continue to see the image of the Eight of Wands card from Robin Woods’ Tarot deck, and to this day, I don’t know if that image is metaphorical for sudden, Divine Intervention, or a literal depiction of meteors from Comet Ison’s debris field. Maybe both, maybe neither.

As I titled an earlier post, “Eight of Wands: Expect the Unexpected.” “Eight of Wands energy defies control, but we can influence how we embrace the bizarre twists of “Fate” headed our way. Whether subtle and transient or TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it), we can ride these waves of change and, yes, even celebrate Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.” I took my sudden onslaught of mosquito bites amidst talk of a dire and imminent Ice Age as little Faery pinches and reminders of how much our consciousness, intention and directed energy can influence outcomes.

What do I see happening in 2014? Who knows?? Like 2013, layers upon layers of competing agendas exist, along with an unpredictable global awakening to new ideas and opportunities for creative expression. I was never so glad to leave behind a month as I was when November 30, 2013 rolled over into December 1, 2013. I swear, November 2013 was the longest month ever. It truly felt like the Groundhog Day movie, with constant battles and revisions in Dreamtime.

Something about November seemed like a hinge point where if we made it past that, then the scales tipped in favor of easier and freer living. Not to say that corporate fascists and psychopathic “leaders” won’t continue to attempt all manner of dystopic schemes, but their easiest window of opportunity appears to have passed. As we move into early 2014, I suspect an uptick in outer events, whether natural, fabricated or amplified. I see the writing on the wall, and it reads rather like Browning’s “My Last Duchess.” On the other hand, I personally and professionally know so many amazing people implementing on the ground (sometimes in the ground) creative, local solutions in localities all around the world that I feel optimism and excitement for this next year.

I pulled two Faery Wicca Tarot cards that wanted to jump out for commentary. First, “The Six of Tine” (pronounced “chin” and corresponding to Wands and the Fire Sign):

Six of Tine: The Power of the Heart.
Glory, victory and triumph. A personal or a vicarious experience of adulation and fame, a sense of victory with all adversaries conquered and all blockages overcome. But the triumph will eventually come to an end. Glory will shift to some different meaning, perhaps less glorious and more perilous.

[Special messages from the Faeries are included in this deck’s booklet in italics and are as follow for the Six of Tine.]

Stand strong.
Speak strong.
Dance strong.
Act strong.
Rest strong.
See strong.
Play strong.
Work strong.
Love strong.
Believe strong.
Powerful Anand!”

Anand means “perfect bliss,” and I take this as a reminder to look for that inward spiritual strength and joy, which transcends what’s happening outside ourselves. Yes, in this world of Hegelian dialectic (Problem, Reaction, Solution), things may reach a fever pitch and then just at the last moment, Relief arrives seemingly out of nowhere, riding a white horse. The solutions will at first seem miraculous and wonderful, but after the shine wears off, they will probably reveal truer and less enticing colors.

That doesn’t mean you must “reject the gift.” It just means to remember your real strength, practice non-attachment, and don’t devote your inner life to external (and thus out of your control) events or offers. Consider carefully before signing away more rights or resources, whether for convenience or security. Your true security is not of this world, and real convenience happens when you align with the natural flow and abundance always available to you.

The suit of Tine (the Wands) represents fire, passion and spiritual awareness. In traditional Tarot decks the Six of Wands means “Liberation!” and that’s certainly on offer in 2014. If Liberation is your true goal, though, you’ll probably need to pinch yourself a few times to get back on track, since whatever “solutions” arrive to this year’s pressing problems are likely to distract. Big time. A tool does not become your master unless you invite and invoke its mastery over you by giving it unwarranted power and worship.

The second card I pulled was:

3 Máthair Bandia Eiré: The Mother Goddess Eiré.
The wisdom of the feminine principle in life is at work in your life. Open to the fertility of the land and find abundance in your life. Allow creativity to flow through you. A call to return to nature. In quiet meditation, open to the stars above your head to receive the wisdom of the Goddess. Align with your inner child and find bliss.”

Whenever I pull cards, I look for crossovers, so the double bliss seems highly significant. The great scholar of Ancient Myth, Joseph Campbell reminded us, “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” When Campbell speaks of following your bliss, he refers to that inner passion that makes you feel alive and enthusiastic like a child. Work seems like play, and you feel what Abraham-Hicks calls “tapped in, turned on, and tuned in.” As the Faery Wicca Tarot puts it, “Allow creativity to flow through you.”

But we also have work to do in 2014. We have allowed people to poison our planet, often through our own complacency, laziness or greed. We’ve allowed further butchering of the feminine principle through purposeful mutilation of the female form like applauding preemptive mastectomies of healthy breasts; photoshopping of voluptuousness into adolescent boy “bodies”; and violently raping Mother Earth through fracking and drilling. We’ve allowed patriarchal war agendas to hold our planet captive, and we’ve allowed MonSatan et. al. to continue perverting the seed, the very essence of life itself. In 2014, we will likely see a much stronger push for not only genetically modified seeds, but also technologically modified humans. The transhuman agenda to merge humans with machines will likely kick up several notches in the next twelve months, since the overall plan reminds behind schedule. Artificial Intelligence will replace human ingenuity more and more, especially as public schools, GMO’s, chemtrails, propaganda and poisons work to lower the human IQ. 2014 could be the year we turn the tide.

I suggest that 2014 is the year in which we must turn the tide, beginning with cleaning up our dying oceans. If we don’t start helping Mother Earth, then Mama will create more discipline. Our society has been at war with Nature and the Divine Feminine for over 2,000 years. What if we declare 2014 a personal year of truce in that war on Nature? What if we each choose love instead of greed or apathy? What if we each decide to take whatever steps we can to heal the soil and heal our soul by getting grounded — both literally and figuratively? Can you imagine the ripple effects of that? Can you imagine the creativity that would flow from working with Nature to heal Nature and to roll back enough of the damage so that humanity receives enough time to evolve in easier, less frenetic ways? As the Hopi say, “This could be a good time.” It will take feet on the ground work, but it is doable.

We begin this New Year with a potent New Moon — perfect for going deep inside and setting intentions
that ripple out into the world. I’ve quoted Kabir before, but all this talk of the Divine Feminine and the ocean reminds me of this quote again: “All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.” May we each know this and live this in 2014 and beyond.

Blessed Be.

Eight of Wands: Expect the Unexpected

I keep seeing and hearing “Eight of Wands,” especially the image from the Robin Wood Tarot deck, which is the one I primarily use for readings:

Eight of Wands from the Robin Wood Tarot deck

Eight of Wands from the Robin Wood Tarot deck

Traditionally, this card represents sudden change, often with a feeling of Divine intervention or unanticipated “Fate.” In these chaotic times of the government shutdown charade and NWO desperation to trigger WW3 and/or global economic collapse and/or Martial Law, all happening amidst a rapid global and individual Awakening, we seem poised on the precipice of … Something. On the literal front, we’ve got Comet ISON and/or various meteors and/or black ops military fireballs hitting Earth, all at the same time that NASA has been (conveniently?) shut down by Washington shenanigans. If ever a time existed when NASA might truly serve humanity, one could argue that time is now, so I find it interesting that of the 15% of government actually shut down by this charade, NASA’s it.

A friend who would know also tells me that Antarctic research sits on the possibly imminent chopping block — a situation that also arrives at a curious time. On September 27th, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) endorsed geoengineering (i.e. chemtrails) as having “the potential to substantially offset a global temperature rise.” As this Guardian author notes in an article titled, “Why has geoengineering been legistimised by the IPCC?”:

“This science is still very young. Climate science historian James Fleming describes such studies as ‘geo-scientific speculation.’ To include mention of geoengineering, and its supporting ‘evidence’ in a statement of scientific consensus, no matter how layered with caveats, is extraordinary.

“If I were one of the imagined policymakers reading this summary, sitting in a country whose politicians were unwilling to dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions (ie any country), I would have reached that paragraph and seen a chink of light just large enough to make me forget all the dark data about how screwed up the planet is. And that scares me.”

I don’t know what’s up in the Antarctic, but we’ve experienced record Arctic ice growth in 2012-2013. Not to sound all conspiratorial or anything, but “Most Evil Corporation in the World,” Monsanto recently agreed to pay $930 million cash to buy San Francisco-based Climate Corp “for its expertise in agriculture analytics and risk management.” Organic farmers and researchers have long alleged that chemtrailing is destroying organic crops with aluminum at precisely the time Monsanto develops aluminum resistant seeds.

I just find it curious that the paltry 15% of the government actually shut down just happens to include:

1) very public national monuments, memorials and parks (some of which private individuals, states and organizations have offered to fund, to which the government has said no, and some of which actually cost more to close than to keep open)

2) most of NASA, at a time of increased meteorite and unpredictable space weather activity

3) the possibility of shutting down Antarctic ice research at a time when the Arctic has shown 60% growth in a year, when an international (globalist) group has quite “extraordinar[ily]” and seemingly out of the blue specifically endorsed chemtrails, and within a week of Monsanto purchasing Climate Corp.

Curious timing, if nothing else.

In any case, that Eight of Wands card keeps showing up in my dreams and flashing across my waking brain, and I keep hearing the phrase “Eight of Wands.” The chaotic energies floating around offer great opportunities for personal timeline and vibration maintenance. Keep those vibes high and your Spidey senses alert.

On the Aeclectic Tarot Forum, “spinningspider” notes:

“The ‘Eight of Wands’ is a card that any wild and wooly Sagittarius-Sun, Jupiter ruled, native would love. If there’s one thing us Archers crave it’s movement, and there’s plenty of that and more in this card. ‘course sometimes us Sag’s don’t know when enough is enough, and when this card comes up in a reading, especially reversed, it could be flashing the ‘WARNING – Overheated – Slow down!’ sign.

“Speaking of Jupiter, that’s the very planet that Robin included in the Eight of Wands…as well as a waxing moon and Jupiter’s own moon. One might not be able to visibly see Jupiter and the moons moving, but one can’t miss the action of the shooting, eight wands, with fire coming off their backsides, as if they were rockets. The wands themselves are not all the same, and for good reason. Robin wanted to show, ‘…that there may very well be a range of things going on here.’ If one wand jumps out over another, it would be wise to look at it carefully and see what message it brings.

“The Eight of Wands itself depicts an explosion of energy…decisive upwards and outwards movement. Perhaps the querent wondered about whether any active steps have been taken regarding whatever it is they are waiting for? Rest assured, depending on where this card comes up in a spread and the question asked, one can be pretty safe to surmise that things are moving and they’re moving swiftly, possibly even towards a conclusion. Or maybe the querent was wondering if it’s the time to act themselves? If the Eight of Wands is any indication, there’s a good chance that the querent, too, will be propelled forward in all the excitement and rush. Too fast for your taste? The querent needs to think long and hard about whether they can handle the pace. Even the go-go-go Sag can burn out at light speed if not careful. And furthermore, where ARE those wands going to land? Makes me think of the Archer who shoots his arrow and knows not always where the target is.

“Robin pointed out that the Eight of Wands could literally mean travel. Perhaps this could be unexpected travel or that there’s a need to get where you’re going and FAST. Also, traditionally the card could deal with receiving news. It’s best to be on the alert if you’ve got an inkling that important information is heading your way. Possibly the truth to some matter is due to be unfolded.”

Forum member “Jamil” provides additional insights that correspond with my general sense of this card at this time:

“It seems to me there are at least three natural viewpoints in this card, depending on the reading.

“From the point of view of space, the wands are a sudden an unexpected intrusion, though possibly only transient.

“From the point of view of the Earth, below, this could be a welcome or unwelcome departure of something or, given that the wands resemble a flight of ICBMs, that something is about to suddenly arrive or otherwise deliver its payload.

“And from the point of view of the wands, there is travel and headlong forward motion. Robin Wood explicitly compares the wands in this image to rockets. Rockets as we know them are limited by their fuel. They burn out quickly, if there isn’t the added impetus of extra stages–so maybe this sudden expansion hasn’t been prepared for, so things suddenly run out of fuel and are left to drift. Alternatively, if these wands are considered as ICBMs, then they are well on their way to completing their purpose, for good or ill, so we may be seeing someone whose purposes are coming to fruition.

“Two other things possibly worth mentioning, relating to the fire nature of the card. Jupiter is one of the planets which radiates some of its own heat, and is sometimes described as a ‘failed star,’ another pointer to the idea of sudden expansion that comes to nothing. Also, Robin Wood refers to Jupiter’s small moon in the image as Io, which is Jupiter’s famously volcanic moon, its vulcanism driven by how close it is to Jupiter’s mass, which may raise issues of how the sort of super-expansion show in the card may impact people and things in the surrounding environment.”

Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention the recent uptick in worldwide volcanic activity as part of the ongoing mix of sudden possibilities. 😉 In any chaotic situation, timelines converge that might otherwise exist far apart from one another. “Sudden change” can mean “welcome opportunity” for those who remain alert and aware of what they’d most love to experience.

My recommendation? Eight of Wands energy defies control, but we can influence how we embrace the bizarre twists of “Fate” headed our way. Whether subtle and transient or TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it), we can ride these waves of change and, yes, even celebrate Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.