Now and then I mention my frustration with how ineffectual we’ve become as a society. We can’t seem to solve a problem to save our lives and it’s maddening.
If you watch a (current) documentary about a societal problem, let’s say the meth epidemic, invariably it concludes with a big ol’ wail about how nothing can be done. There have been all these studies…we have all this information, however we are helpless to do anything but by God, we’re trying!
Individuals have adopted this attitude as well. They an outline their problem or even a host of their problems, but they’re unable to be effective when it comes to solving them.
The reason for this is because typically, it takes courage and a sustained effort to solve a problem. Mars and Saturn in astrology. You’ve got to act or cut (Mars), or block or stop or deprive or be deprived (Saturn) of something and people have become convinced that these energies are “cruel”. We can’t solve a problem because it would be cruel!
If you want to be effective in your life, you’ve got to re-think this. If you’re an effective person in an ineffectual society, people will say you are cruel. I think this is better then spending your life wailing because ultimately, we’re just not designed to be helpless. It’s also worth noting that the the popularity of being ineffectual is a relatively new phenomena and frankly, no one is served by it.
To solve this problem, you have to be willing to embrace Mars and Saturn energy. On the Saturn side, I’m talking about responsibility, commitment, discipline and perseverance. Mars requires you act. You’ve got to break out on your own and assert yourself. You’ve got to fight (Mars) through resistance (Saturn).
Further, you have to continue on course even when people say you’re cruel, and act (Mars) to thwart (Saturn) which is exactly what they’ll do. This is because ineffectual people can’t stand people who are effective because it shows them their own lack.
You can see how if you’re unwilling or unable to do this, you’re simply not going to be able to solve a problem, personal or otherwise. This is unacceptable to me so consequently, I cut and block and strive and ultimately, I tend to accomplish what I set out to do.
Can you see this pattern in society or your personal life. How to you feel about being effective, but also seen as “cruel”?
pictured, that’s my grandfather, Henry, in the 1920’s.