While waiting for the election results, might I suggest the following?
Yesterday, Mercury went direct. Take a deep breath and continue to wait. Venus and Mercury are opposing Mars retrograde in Aries, so now is not the time to kick in the door and start celebrating. It is a good time to think about what you want for yourself and others next year, no matter what happens, because no matter what happens, the cold civil war will still rage. White supremacists, racists, misogynists, homophobes, transphobes, sapiophobes, and the like aren’t going to settle back into the grain on the wood paneling in the den where we thought they were before.
The Moon was also conjunct the North Node in Gemini squaring Neptune yesterday, and it still is right now, making it all feel as if the fate of the world hangs in the balance of the prevailing hidden attitudes of the people, their fickle ideas, and on whatever (false) information gets passed back and forth. It also feels as if we will be tricked or led down the wrong path, and both distrust and gullibility are high right now.
The election isn’t over until it’s over.
So take it easy. And I mean take it easy by making things easier on yourself.
Don’t get sucked into an “agree to disagree” argument with your Trump-supporting friends and relatives. This is not an agree-to-disagree time. It’s okay to cut people off for showing their true colors. That doesn’t mean you’re not any less liberal. In fact, this idea that liberals (or progressives, for that matter) are the loving, open-minded group only seems to be a thing foisted upon us by people who are angry that we’re being decisive.
Your judgment is a good thing, and if you’re still worried — Jesus told you not to condemn another person or project; he didn’t tell you to ignore the things people say and do. Jesus instructed you to not be a hypocrite, but he also instructed you to discern souls:
“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:1-5.
And in the same sermon, Jesus then said:
“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.” Matthew 7:15-20
Then, in the same sermon, he also said:
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” Matthew 7:24-27
I don’t believe that Jesus is real, but I like these words. The fact that we have to be reminded of these things repeatedly tells you something about human nature and our amazing ability to rationalize anything and to even become co-dependent and trauma-bonded to even the fucking President of the United States because of our need to believe that things aren’t so bad.
So, I’m going to suggest you take it easy. Ignore the people who are trauma-bonded to Donald Trump, even if they’re family. After all, the blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb, especially the older you get, and there’s a reason why you break karmic ties with family over and over with every incarnation. There is no agreeing to disagree over basic human rights. Even if you just have to ignore them until Thanksgiving, do it.
I’m also going to suggest that you ignore the President of the United States and just wait for the final results, which will come after all the votes are counted.
I’m also going to suggest that you do something loving for someone right now, someone you have no complicated feelings for. It could be a friend, a parent, a lover, a pet. It could be simply sending protection to your soulmate to keep them from fucking everything up and getting married to someone who isn’t you (but that’s kind of in the gray area of what I’m talking about).
This could be the end of a nightmare or waking up into a new one. These stirrings, this unease many of us have is probably what it must have been like in Germany and Italy before the rise of the Third Reich and fascism. The dis-ease is getting to us. Remind yourself of your own humanity by sending some love.
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Very great words, thanks!