2018: Crime, punishment and the dilemma you now must face.
The question cannot be answered quickly or simply, no matter how strongly you feel about this issue, One side or the other.
We have already learned that when Neptune is involved, or Pisces or throw in Chiron, the situation is never black-and-white. So naturally a moral dilemma runs through all of rational society right now and that includes you and me.
But it’s not a rational situation, so how could we possibly give a black-and-white answer?
Let’s say you and a friend or loved one are walking home from the movies one night, and out of nowhere some hooligan appears whacks you both over the head and runs off with your money and your cell phones.
You want justice. You want that bastard caught and punished, right?
To the full extent of the law, right? Especially if your companion should die blood on the brain.
But…not so fast.
What if you found out that the thug who stole your stuff used the money not for drugs or shit, but to buy much-needed medicine for a very sick baby – – medicine that by the way comes from the very pharmaceutical company your father works for, that put you through grad school and sent you on a cruise for your 21st birthday.
Let’s get down to how it affects you now.
If an artist creates a body of work you adore, and his/her painting you have collected and purchased over the years out of love and appreciation for the brilliant and sensitive work.. and what if you suddenly learn that way back when he abused his five children with sudden, violent scarring rages the whole time they were growing up?
Should his works be devalued, even knowing they would now be worthless on the art market all over the world?
Do his personal and private actions delete his love of beauty? Can such a paradox be explained away? Should it?
Is there one standard of behavior to be guided by which would give us the wisdom to how to deal with such a situation?
Our community, our Astrology world, as in all the other professions, must now contemplate these questions and examine the complex paradoxes accompanying them.
When is forgiveness of wrongdoing appropriate and when is it merely a comfortable way to skirt the fact that we can’t or won’t deal with punishment for evil?
Can We create one-size-fits-all code to live by? Do we blind our eyes when it’s convenient to do so? Or should we leave the People who are posing us moral dilemmas for Heaven to decide and embrace their genius as is?
Does creative genius excuse immoral or evil behavior?
Then again Is there some part of our own past none of us would like to see held up in front of the whole world to judge?
Are there instances where we must grant pardon through compassion and go on appreciating what positive contribution to humanity an individual has indeed made?
Or should we make a rule and stick to it – –Or do we pull a Pontius Pilate, wash our hands of the whole thing and just play louder music during the hanging?
Chiron at 29 Pisces this whole year back-and-forth back-and-forth. Do you pull the plug or just sit there by the bed and preside over the suffering.? Either decision will yield long lasting results. Thumbs up, thumbs down, is somebody Destined to get screwed?
I assure you this whole thing needs a lot more discussion. I predict your decision will have serious consequences, so don’t snap your fingers and make a judgment.
The real question will be, how unselfish ARE you?
Yes, that’s always been one of my #1 questions. Creative people, especially, seem to have dark underbellies. As the question about what genius creativity has in common with equally strong negative human traits has gone unanswered over my lifetime, it has led to a great deal of cynicism.
Best one yet
The ending question was interesting. As a Libra, Pisces rising, at this time in my life, my question seems to be – Can I finally BE SELFISH , and put myself first ? It seems absolutely necessary, and not wrong.
Die Beantwortung sollte erweitert werden. Welche Dimension meiner Schattenseiten darf ich gnaden- und rücksichtlos auf andere nieder prasseln lassen, in deren Leben und Sein eingreifen und mich schadlos halten, weil ich eben nun mal so bin? Genial?? Wie selbstlos kann und darf ich sein und wann fängt die Verantwortung eines Menschen gegenüber sich selbst an? Wann muss ich mich gegen exzentrische Verhaltensmuster des menschlichen Seins wehren, um meine Würde und Gesundheit zu erhalten? Je mehr Raum man bestimmten “Nehmern” lässt, je weniger Gegenwehr, umsomehr Raum werden sie dir nehmen. Was bleibt zurück? Wenn man diese Frage für sich immernoch hinreichend beantworten kann, ist man noch auf der sicheren Seiter seiner Selbst. Aber was, wenn nicht?
Thank you Michael for bringing this to our attention in the way you have. Indeed, impetus for thought!
I am facing these dillemas because a spotlight now shows the dark underbelly of things that meant so much to me. I’ve found much beauty, growth, meaning and affiliation with my belief system, associations, and even a relationship or two. Now, I am confronting their flip side, seeing both their wonders and frights, and I don’t know how to handle this. Perhaps this is the beginning of really examining what is truly what, and as one person said about truths setting us free.
Michael , I have followed you for years and been intrigued by your insight, but you have lost me now. The issue of abuse is not a subject to be intellectualized, ruminated over or brought up for a see-sawing to and fro of debate.
Yet again , the gulf between men dissociated from their emotions and women is clear. I will not look at your sight again.
“Forgive thy trespassers” is not easily attained by many mortals . “Les Miserable s” There is no trespass when it is done for a noble cause but too many people can’t get past their ego telling them they have been offended.
Many years ago I concluded that we all exist on varying levels of intellect and sensitivities, unfortunately many have not developed a sense of compassion and empathy toward their fellow man.
Dido….this is the best one yet!
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