Mankind’s hubris supports an illusion that controlling the external physical world will keep us safe. But I believe it’s the long overdue maturation of masculine impulse contol that will curb humanity’s destructive and violent tendencies, keeping us all safer.
As women we have lived most of our female past lives as victims of misogyny, child-abuse, incest, domestic violence, hate-crimes, racism, slavery, and/or murder. In this life, I struggle to control my Feminine outrage only fueling our unsafe, adversarial society. How do I transform my projected fury into productive outlets? First I must understand the source of today’s masculine and feminine hatefulness. Only then can I release my stress-inducing history and find compassion in my heart, for all those wounded souls.
So, I’m asking: What are men so afraid of that provokes such interminable violence?
1. Losing their historical positions of power and control.
Their generationally-entrusted patriarchal hierarchies, (familial, organizational and governmental) are imploding …and they know it! Their projected outrage, at women and minorities, represents the growing realization they themselves are to blame for being disrespected, and destabilizing their control over every major market. (Religion/pedophilia; Business/human & planetary pollution; Pharmaceuticals -addictions & deaths; Education/ whitewashing history, and primarily excluding women’s & minorities’ contributions; Technology/selling our privacy & promoting racial biases; Entertainment/sexual abuse; Government/dishonesty, greed, & obstructionism). Additionally, white men now comprise only 31% of America’s population, with white women (30%) and all others (39%), representing the balance.
2. No longer revering their value as strong, procreating, macho men.
Most women value and prioritize relationships with caring, compassionate, respectful, supportive partners, who treat them as equals, (sharing household, parental and childcare responsibilities), not servants. And alarmingly, over the past 40 years sperm counts have dropped 52.4%, further emasculating their self-images. Even though research confirms those who are happiest, healthiest and live the longest, are in satisfying relationships, men often display ineptness in personal communications and relationship skills, they don’t always acknowledge as even having value.
3. Realizing their state of future unpreparedness.
Due to their growing educational inferiority and limited qualifications for good paying jobs, men watch more adaptive, accomplished women, minorities, and immigrants, take ‘their’ jobs. Too many believe they need to be THE family provider, when women now make up 58.3% of America’s civilian labor force. This increased sense of vulnerability and diminishing social status, threatens their sense of male superiority, virility and strength. Isn’t it time they stopped blaming others for their lack of advancement and owned their patriarchal entitlement issues?
So what can I do to help, not hinder, the peaceful advancement of equal human rights? I’ll actively (and astrologically) continue to coach women and men to launch their businesses and advance their careers, expand their economic and educational opportunities, encourage equal voting representation, and foster political participation in our government.
And now, my new focus will incorporate finding compassion for those lost, ever-deflating Masculine souls, who need a new vision of their manhood.