More Milk in the Milky Way ~ 1 November 2009

How interesting is it that at a time when the personal planets in Scorpio prepare to cross the brightest optical object in our local group – a black hole to boot – and then continuing to traverse the greatest density of objects in our galaxy, we see for the first time dimensions of the Milky Way never before seen?

Dr. Alex Mellinger of Central Michigan University devoted 22 months and traveled more than the circumference of the globe from Texas to South Africa to compile 3,000 photographs of the Milky Way. The result is a glorious panorama, revealing stars a thousand times more faint than can be seen by the human eye. As well we get our first look at hundreds of galaxies, star clusters and nebulae previously unobserved.

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Credit: Dr. Alex Mellinger

While musing over this fabulous galactic composite, I recalled something equally luminous: a book entitled Wholeness and the Implicate Order by David Bohm. In this treatise, Bohm dedicates a number of pages to the concept of the observer and the observed. While exo-solar planet searching astronomers continue to discover more planets around other stars, there just might be the possibility that another life form culture stares back at us from somewhere in the previously visible or the newly revealed parts of the Milky Way. The odds that this is true are amazingly high.

I wonder what other civilizations might think of us and our “universal understanding.” I hope they do not start with astrologers. Though we have been blessed with the knowledge of new planets in our solar system for more than six years, astrologers persist in balking at the use of these new bodies. Personally, I’ve been working to find a receptive software company for a report on the rich, soulful implications of the dwarf planets. The response is consistently the same. There’s no market for it. People are not interested.

What? No market for expanding understanding of what impacts a soul on earth? Slightly more than 30 years ago I began working with the galactic implications of astrology, greatly influenced in those early days by the work of Michael Erlewine. After multiple decades those using the expanding awareness of astronomy and astrophysics find themselves standing somewhere on the event horizon of a black hole… invisible despite the great luminosity (or potential illumination) of the effects of the black hole.

Now that we can clearly see what we’ve never seen before, isn’t this the time? What a perfect time to embark upon the transition through the portal of transition implied by the ending of the Mayan Calendar and seize the luminosity of the new insights. We now learn that the cup of the Milky Way runneth over what we’ve seen before, sharing the nurturing nectar of Creation to those willing to declare themselves as galactically lactose tolerant and observe what can be seen.

May the cream of consciousness rise to the top. I’ll start with the Big Dipper, for myself.

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