“So will I, 100 billion x”

 

So Will I (100 Billion X)

God of creation
There at the start
Before the beginning of time
With no point of reference
You spoke to the dark
And fleshed out the wonder of light

And as You speak
A hundred billion galaxies are born
In the vapour of Your breath the planets form
If the stars were made to worship so will I

God of Your promise
You don’t speak in vain
No syllable empty or void
For once You have spoken
All nature and science
Follow the sound of Your voice

And as You speak
A hundred billion creatures catch Your breath
Evolving in pursuit of what You said
If creation still obeys You so will I

If the stars were made to worship so will I
If the mountains bow in reverence so will I
If the oceans roar Your greatness so will I
For if everything exists to lift You high so will I

If the wind goes where You send it so will I
If the rocks cry out in silence so will I
If the sum of all our praises still falls shy
Then we’ll sing again a hundred billion times

God of salvation
You chased down my heart
Through all of my failure and pride
On a hill You created
The light of the world
Abandoned in darkness to die

And as You speak
A hundred billion failures disappear
Where You lost Your life so I could find it here
If You left the grave behind You so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You’ve done
Every part designed in a work of art called love
If You gladly chose surrender so will I

Like You would again a hundred billion times
But what measure could amount to Your desire
You’re the One who never leaves the one behind

Hillsong Music Publishing 

 

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What’s Up with 2012?

 So it’s the famed and controversial year 2012.  Are you afraid the world will come to an end? Or are you ignoring the whole thing?

I spent the evening quietly watching movies, listening to music and writing letters to friends. Mostly I am in a wait and see mode.

As an astrologer, you would think I would be all over the doomsday prophecies , or refuting various opinions about what the Mayans meant in their cryptic calendars.  Maybe it’s just the opposite, seeing it only as a another tick on the clocks and calendars of time. 

Time is relative anyway, depending on where you stand on the planet. Traveling will do that to you. It was midnight several hours earlier over there, several hours later over there…. and so on. We have created clocks that measure the pace at which we live, based on the rotation of one planet Earth. And remember Earth is just a small blue-green marble in a huge galaxy among billions of galaxies in the Universe. We have our subjective existence to consider.

Time is an agreement we make so that people show up for meetings or get work done. Animals, fish and birds don’t wear watches or carry cell phones to order their lives and yet after millions of years they still get through natural phases and seasons.

Studying the charts of Western Astrology, I notice a few important aspects for the early part of this year. Jupiter opposes Saturn which is a struggle for control over expansion, but Jupiter also trines Pluto. In an effort to gain power in the corporate sectors, big business and politics will likely see major improvements but not without  making long cases for their sides. Uranus begins its 7 year journey through Aries, a sign of new beginnings. There will be headstrong and spontaneous bursts of energy for new projects, but take care now that one doesn’t blow a fuse.  Fire prone areas in drought conditions will  probably be a concern again.  In places where water and gas leaks are a problem, the trine between Saturn and Neptune will assist in repairs. This aspect is also good for bringing  dreams into reality.  

According to Chinese Astrology, 12 animals rule the cycles of time.  This will be the year of the Dragon again. In simple terms, the dragon signifies transformation and change of luck, because it a mythic being of power. That would be nice for the many who are suffering at this time.

It is also a year of Solar Maximum, in its 11 year cycle of activity, which can affect the planets around it. We have been hit with some strong Coronal Mass Ejections (CME) and faced their effects in the recent months.
They influence satellites, radio transmissions, the bio-magnetic resonance of the mind, emotions, health, decision-making, and therefore stock markets and economies. There are theories about elevated levels of electromagnetism in our environment and potential results, but I will save that for another day.

Most likely this year it will  be a continuation of  goals to accomplish and lessons we  have to fulfill. As the solar system turns again, we will look back at our celebrations and expectations as part of the great matrix of energies that took us through the experience of Life.  Ω