“In times of change the
learners will inherit the earth,
while the knowers will find themselves
beautifully equipped to deal
with a world that no longer exists.”
~ Eric Hoffer
I loved Eric Hoffer’s writings when I was a young adult and they have become even more powerful as an old adult. Which have you become, the learner or the knower? As I have said before, the art of staying young is based on your ability to lower your resistance to starting over. It is also wise to never retire. Change careers but never retire. It feels as if we are all being thrown into the starting-over pit. The pandemic has forced us to look at how we think, behave and act. It has done a wonderful job of exposing the dirt under the dirt, the lack of concern for large segments of our society and the intense fear of losing out. The castle walls have come up and the peasants are focusing on the meager scraps thrown over the wall.
For the next three years we can expect more deconstruction of systems that no longer work for those who are learning. The knowers will still be working on the world that no longer exists. It will cover all of our society. We will have struggles and more changes as those who know hang on to what they know. It is so obvious when you look at the health care of America–The broken system which allows the profit and corporate structure to be more important than the person. Look at the lack of broadband for our rural areas. Without it, these areas cannot thrive. The unemployed, the hungry citizens, the homeless, the broken justice system–where does it not touch our society? How about the elderly dying in nursing homes and not a street protest or “Old Lives Matter” chant. They continue to die in large numbers as I write this piece. Yet, there is no accountability for the nursing home owners. Why has there been not one protest against this cruel behavior? Can we act on what we have learned? Can we improve this horrendous situation? Do we care? Should we just put our old people out in the snow and let them die a “good death”? We protest “defund the police” but we don’t protest “our nursing homes are killing people”.
Yes, we have a new administration. Will it be willing to really initiate change? In the scheme of things, Trump was not to be elected on November 3rd. He had terrible transits in his chart that day. It also was a day that Mercury went stationary direct. Not favorable. On the day of the electoral college vote, he got the double whammy of an eclipse. He was to be gone. He is just taking his time leaving and trying hard to be true to his character of disruption. His chart is not showing a presidency in 2024 but it makes excellent PR and brings in money for attorneys as well as funds to back his projects. My guess is he will remain a celebrity figure in various media formats. His spell is broken and his followers will diminish over the next 3 years. That doesn’t mean roses going forward. There is much more change coming as Pluto stays in Capricorn until 2024. This is the year women will really take over with their power. You can see it coming. Women will have an intense period of power from 2024 to 2044 where it will be common to have woman in equal positions as men have now. She will have more control of the military, the police and the various government structures.
The big breakthrough came in December, 2020 when the planet Saturn left the sign of Capricorn after three intense years of corporate and government power. On top of that, in December, Jupiter, the planet of expansion and luck, also went into the sign of Aquarius. The conjunction of these two planets has not happened in 800 years. So this is big! It launches the changes of this new age and the power turning over to the people. It will gradually gather speed over the next 3 years but the launching in 2024 will have a very different set of circumstances in how we govern and who governs. By the end of the 20’s, new amendments will be added to the American Constitution. Be patient, be aware that change that lasts takes time. The pandemic wrecked havoc in our lives but also was a necessary evil for humans to realize how much they need each other and that unless we become more aware of “others”, we are doomed to exit early.
Here in America, we are learning that we have always been protesting. We were born protesting King George and we have continued to protest for our entire lives. We just don’t read much history so we think this is really terrible, awful and different. It isn’t. We all should be forced to relearn civics and our own American history. We are, as I have said before, in the middle ground of a nation going from barbarians to civilized. As we become more female led, we will see enormous change in our behavior and our thinking. As I write this piece, I am reminded again that most of our bombers here in the United States have been males. Over and over males, testosterone led, bomb the schools, the nightclubs, the shopping stores, hotels and more. There are many facets that bring this about but healing can’t begin until the female has taken more positions of power.
Let’s be learners. We need to consider what we know and move past it to what we must learn to bring about a future that can harmonize our differences. Let’s inherit the earth and be grateful we have been gifted with its care. Get involved, take constructive action and stop scaring ourselves. The world has not stopped. Activities may be delayed at this time but they are not denied. We are still above ground.