The Sacred (Not Scared) Ground – Making Camp In New Territory: The Sun On Scorpio 26

 In Lunar Stories by Lynda Hill

With all that’s going on the world with people feeling unsettled, as if they’re in a new reality, homeless, hopeless, worried about what’s going to happen – we can see this degree manifesting itself around us in many ways. We need to feel at home in our own skin, in our own world, and, to not feel threatened by feelings of not belonging, or, being in alien territory. Easier said than done, but, well, settling into our more domestic needs and rewards can be just what we need. Perhaps turning off the internet and the TV and listening to the bees and the birds is the way to feel ‘at home’ today.

Having said the above, there are many manifestations of this degree going on, including issues to do with immigrants, refugees, the homeless, Donald Trump stating that he does not want to live full-time in the White House, all the way up to our feelings about how the earth is going with all the transitions, upheavals, climate change, etc.

The following is from my book The Sabian Oracle: 360 Degrees Of Wisdom – 

We are the land. To the best of my understanding, that is the fundamental idea that permeates American Indian life. Paula Gunn Allen

Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask an Indian. Robert Orben

A hundred men may make an encampment, but it takes a woman to make a home. Chinese Proverb

I don’t feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves. John Wayne

Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong. George Carlin

The Puritans gave thanks for being preserved from the Indians, and we give thanks for being preserved from the Puritans. Finley Peter Dunne

Life is uncharted territory. It reveals it’s story one moment at a time. Leo Buscaglia


Commentary: ‘American Indians Making Camp in New Territory’ shows people seeking out and finding somewhere ‘New’ to set up their lives. They’ve found somewhere suitable to make ‘Camp’ and are probably busy going about their business to ensure they’ll be comfortable and their needs will be met as best they can. Perhaps it’s intended that they’ll stay long-term in this ‘New Territory’ but it could also be that they’re just there for the short term and will be moving on before long.

Oracle: Someone-perhaps many people-have found ‘New territory’ and there is a need to acclimatize, assess the environment and get their lives in order. There is also the need to adjust quickly on a psychological level to the environment they are settling into. Whether it’s the actual moving of home, or settling into a new job, you need to feel at home in both an inner and outer sense. This ‘New Territory’ doesn’t necessarily have to be about actual encampments; its “newness” can be represented in an emotional or spiritual framework. However, if someone doesn’t feel at home, there may be a creeping sense of unease as you or others find it hard to relax and feel safe and accepted in this new environment. If there is no real conflict over this ‘Territory’ and no stepping on other people’s toes, this can be a very enriching experience that can lead to all sorts of new experiences, relationships and possibilities. However, people sometimes merely inhabit a space and then depart leaving a mess all around them. How can you and others help in making an effort to ensure that everyone’s territory, living and personal space, and even emotional space is not overcrowded, compromised or damaged in some way?

Keywords: Settling in. Walk-ins. Having to learn the rules of being in a new environment. The need for freedom to live one’s life as one wants. Concerns with territory. Immigration. Migration across countries. Gathering things together for family and community needs. Tents. Shelter. Co-habitation. Revering and protecting the environment. Setting up camp. Going walkabout. Squatters. Respecting boundaries. Reservations.

The Caution: Moving into or invading other’s territory. Putting up with things when one should move on. Feeling invaded. Kicking people out because they don’t fit in or don’t belong. Segregation on grounds of color, race or religion. Compromising other’s living space. Arriving unannounced. Barging in. Attack and invasion.

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