Monday, July 16, 2018

What is Astrology?

 Willow's Web Astrology blog "birth" chart - February 26, 2008
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"What is astrology?" may seem like a simple question, but it is not always so simple to answer. Astrology is practised in many different ways by many different astrologers.

In this YouTube video, I talk about my own practise of astrology, which is professional intuitive astrology practised as a spiritual art.

 

* YouTube Video: Willow from Willow's Web Astrology on "What is Astrology?" *

Monday, July 9, 2018

Mercury in Leo Square Jupiter in Scorpio: the Bombshell Announcement of the Elimination of Greyhound Bus and Freight Service Across All of Western Canada

Well, this is some huge (Jupiter) bad (Scorpio) news (Mercury). 

As transportation and communication planet Mercury in Leo formed an exact square to stationing Jupiter (big) in Scorpio (eliminations) on July 9, it was announced that Greyhound will be eliminating all bus routes and freight service across Western Canada. 

That's the vast provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. Other than one route, which will remain in British Columbia, the entirety of Western Canada, where more than 11 million people live, will have no bus service other than local service in the cities.

I don't know whether to cry, puke, or laugh at this point.

Western Canada has one of the most regressive public transportation situations in the world right now. 

And who does it hurt most? The people who are already struggling hardest in this society: the poor, the elderly, the disabled, students, rural people, people who don't or can't drive.

People living in the insulated Middle-Class Bubble want to be snide and facetious about so-called "First World Problems?" 

I bet most third world countries have public transportation.

There are plenty of real and hardcore problems in Canada, many involving class stratification and the invisibility/constant screwing over of the "underclasses." 

But this doesn't affect one-vehicle-per-person car drivers, so who cares, right? 

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

And I don't know about one of Greyhound's stated reasons - that ridership is down so extensively. The last time I took the Greyhound from Saskatchewan to B.C., it was absolutely packed with people. This is going to negatively affect so many people, I couldn't even begin to put a number on it. I'm definitely one of them.

In a way, though, the shock of this announcement has been dulled.

The announcement of the elimination of Greyhound bus - a private corporation - in Western Canada comes soon after the elimination, amidst huge protest, of the entire government-run provincial bus system in Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC).

The announcement of the elimination of STC also occurred with transportation/communication planet Mercury in a square aspect with another body - in that case Pluto.

Mercury = transportation
Pluto/Scorpio = elimination

From a previous post:

"[I]n late March 2017, just as Mercury in Aries formed a square to Pluto in Capricorn, it was announced that the neo-conservative Brad Wall government in Saskatchewan was eliminating the public bus system for the entire province in order to save one tenth of one percent of the overall budget. This was a shocking and horrifying announcement for many, including me. I literally couldn't believe that a decision this ass-headed would be allowed to go forward and wrote an article about it at the time, "We Get Knocked Down, But We Get Up Again: Regressive Transportation Policy Under the Mercury-Pluto Square.""

The decision by the Wall government to unceremoniously eliminate STC is particularly sickening, considering it destroyed the 70-year-old provincial bus system, which cost a measly $17 million per year to operate, while pumping $1.9 billion into a single bypass over a single Saskatchewan city - the government city of Regina where, coincidentally, the provincial legislature is located. 

The bypass was poorly designed - it was not made wide enough to transport farm machinery across it in a largely agricultural province - and the bypass has also now been found to be crumbling underneath as vehicles drive across.

Already four times the original estimate, this faulty bypass is certain to cost Saskatchewan taxpayers much more.

The elimination of Greyhound in Western Canada leaves 415 people unemployed, just as the elimination of STC left 224 people unemployed. 

I don't know how much worse it can get for non-drivers in Western Canada, but I won't tempt fate by saying it can't get any worse...

Sunday, July 8, 2018

The Nazis Got Me With Fluoride Pills!


This is a song I wrote in the folk-punk genre about being poisoned by the antibiotic Cipro, produced by the always-illustrious Bayer corporation. The poisoning by this fluorine-infused devil drug has resulted in Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Toxicity Syndrome which I and millions of others struggle with every day. 

Johnson&Johnson is another corporation that produces these horribly dangerous fluoroquinolone antibiotics, and there are many other corporations producing generic versions. 

I wish I could sing well enough (even for folk-punk standards, which aren't that high!) to sing this song for the public, but alas, I'm a writer for a reason. heh 


The Nazis Got Me With Fluoride Pills!
By Willow of Willow's Web Astrology

The Nazis got me with fluoride pills
The Nazis got me with fluoride pills
I swear I've never been so ill
As when the Nazis got me with fluoride pills

I went to the doc with a minor plight
I had me a pain and my peein' weren't right
He gave me three pills, said take all these
Three days later, I was down on my knees

The pain struck me down and my body fell apart
The sickness came upon me, truly broke my heart
Couldn't eat, couldn't sleep, couldn't lift my head
The thoughts coursed through me I'd be better off dead

The Nazis got me with fluoride pills
The Nazis got me with fluoride pills
I swear I've never been so ill
As when the Nazis got me with fluoride pills

I took to the 'net to figure out my curse
There were many more like me, some even worse
We'd all been struck down by profiteering dicks
And brainwashed doctors making people so sick

Bayer poisoned me and so many friends
When will this corporate insanity end?
IG Farben and the war machine
How could humans even be this mean?

The Nazis got me with fluoride pills
The Nazis got me with fluoride pills
I swear I've never been so ill
As when the Nazis got me with fluoride pills

We all started talking, started sharing our tales
About the devastation from these dirty drug sales
We all knew something really weren't right
So we linked our arms and started to fight

You can cripple our bodies but our spirit's still strong
Can't you tell as I sing my song?
In the end, the good always prevails
But until then, take heed of my tale:

The Nazis got me with fluoride pills
The Nazis got me with fluoride pills
I swear I've never been so ill
As when the Nazis got me with fluoride pills

 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Chiron Retrograde in Aries/Pisces: Pulling Our Heads Out of the Radioactive Sand...or Bust!

 The back of my zine, The Ongoing Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and Collapse of the Pacific Ocean Ecosystem, compiled for the six-year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2017 and unfortunately still just as relevant today...


Wounded healer Chiron turned retrograde yesterday and will now backtrack after planting a flag on new ground in Aries. 

Chiron stationed retrograde in early Aries (2 degrees), a very potent birth point in the astrological zodiac. A fresh new chapter is upon us, but first we must revisit some old ghosts to officially release them from our orbit.

The transit of Chiron through Aries (2018 - 2027) indicates a period of time when we must fight - and fight hard - to break ourselves out of old, wounding dynamics and illusions. This will require some specialized skills over the next year or so as we carve our way out of the potent backwash of the astrological Piscean era once and for all. 

Chiron in Aries, this fiery symbol of healing, indicates that we are willing to put up this fight because there is really just no tolerable alternative. People are willing to take new routes, to try new things, and to stand up for themselves and for life on this planet in more vigilant and active ways. 

Our healing path officially adopts a "take no prisoners" energy as we step out of the orchestrated downward spirals.

We aren't going down with this ship. We aren't going down the Piscean-era drain.

And Chiron planting its flag in early Aries since April 17, 2018 indicates that we've set our course. 

Chiron will be retrograde in Aries until entering late Pisces again on Sept. 16, 2018. It will remain in late Pisces until February 17, 2019 when it re-enters Aries. The Chiron direct station occurs at 27 degrees Pisces on December 8, 2018.

This indicates the potential for layer-upon-layer of healing and resolution, healing and resolution that have been generations in the making. We can release many wounding dynamics and many karmic loops over the next months, but it will require the skill, the heart, and the steely resolve of the warrior (Aries). 

The transition from the astrological Piscean era to the astrological Aquarian era has not been an easy one. Pisces is symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions, and the end of the astrological Piscean era has coincided with the intentional collapse of the Pacific Ocean ecosystem via covert nuclear warfare against all life on this planet - the orchestrated (and ongoing) nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan, radioactively contaminating Japan, North America, and the rest of the globe.

Diver-turned-citizen-journalist Dana Durnford is currently on a follow-up voyage along the coast of British Columbia, Canada, to document the state of the sea life, post-Fukushima. This is work that, of course, our government, establishment scientists, and mainstream media would be doing if these groups were in any way legitimate. But they aren't. And so Dana is forced to nickel and dime it and put himself at risk to document this ongoing collapse for the public.

Dana's initial voyages in 2013/14 uncovered thousands of missing species in tide pools along the B.C. coast. His sobering photographic evidence can be seen at his website: The Nuclear Proctologist

You can also see some of his photographs in this recent YouTube video, beginning at 21:32.

New, independent radioactivity data has also been publicized by Fukushima activist Kevin Blanch from a woman and mother named Rachel who was living in Japan at the time that the nuclear disaster began. Again, she collected this data on her own and at her own expense - work that the government, establishment scientists, and mainstream media should have been doing if they had any legitimacy at all.

You can see Rachel's wonderful reporting in multiple videos on Kevin Blanch's YouTube channel, including:

Fukushima news; Historic never seen before Radiation data, June 6 2018

Fukushima news; Fukushima cover up exposed, Kevin D. Blanch Ph.D. The Great Pacific Genocide

I can't verify his complete legitimacy (especially after mentioning his personal connection to Illuminati puppet Lady Gaga), but Kevin definitely has some goods. A post-Fukushima cancer survivor, he has been reporting for months on the fact that the numbers of Chinook salmon are at 5 - 20% of the 10-year mean in the Columbia and Copper Rivers this year. This is yet more evidence of what we already know - the Pacific Ocean, becoming more radioactively contaminated every day from Fukushima, is experiencing an ecosystem collapse. Thousands of species of plant and animal life are being affected, and this echoes all the way up the food chain to starving polar bears in the Arctic and sick human beings around the globe.

I did an article on the astrology of the seven-year anniversary of Fukushima in March 2018. The astrology featured a Mars in Sagittarius square to Chiron in Pisces at 28 degrees of the signs. The article reported on the fact that mainstream media and establishment scientists are using "climate change" as a cover for effects that are actually being caused by Fukushima fallout:

From March 1, 2018: Mars Square Chiron Marks the Seventh Anniversary of the (Ongoing) Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

The astrology of that seven-year anniversary indicated quite clearly (and devastatingly) the intense difficulty we have in getting to the truth and in getting that truth circulating amidst a mainstream media blackout, along with paid online trolls,  gatekeepers, and controlled opposition agents.

From December 31, 2013: New Moon in Capricorn: Fukushima, Gatekeepers, and the Big Responsibility of Thinking For Yourself

I've come into contact with many of these paid trolls in my own reporting and activism on Fukushima, and I've seen the public figures shilling their watered-down commentary all over the mainstream media and internet.

But it doesn't stop there!

We have a whole raft of people promoting themselves as serious critics of the current global fascist regime but who are actually paid agents of that regime. 

These people, often with huge public platforms and many starry-eyed followers, are controlling the information that gets out to the public, ensuring that people do not use their own minds and research skills and that they do not get to the real roots or real truth of the situations facing us on Planet Earth. 

These paid gatekeepers and controlled opposition agents use mind control techniques, mesmerizing people into handing over their own brains, their own will, and their own creative power while falsely believing that these phonies "have it covered" and are "on the case."

They do not, and they are not. End the acolyte-ism!

Many of these gatekeepers and controlled opposition agents subscribe to the sick and perverted occult belief system of the global elite, which includes New Age ideology as a primary mechanism of spiritual and mind control

Penetrating, deconstructing, and nullifying this ideology in all its insidious forms is certainly required as we open a new healing chapter with Chiron transiting Aries.

One primary trick is for people who are part of the New Age machine to promote themselves as New Age critics, as "renegades" or "rebels" who broke from the herd. From their (often mind-boggling large) public platforms, they proceed to make watered-down and ineffectual "critiques" of this machine while still firmly within its folds, reaping the rewards that membership provides.

I've been parasitized and ripped off by many of these New Age tools since the beginning of my astrological career (including most recently by this fool). These people aren't original. They don't have anything of real importance to say. They never get down to the true roots or reality of the matter. They're schlepping old, stale, mind control techniques wrapped up in a trendy new bow, and you know what? It all stinks to high heaven. 

"There is hardly any mental misery worse than that of having our own serious phrases, our own rooted beliefs, caricatured by a charlatan or a hireling."

- George Eliot/Mary Anne Evans

As Chiron stations retrograde, communication planet Mercury is in Leo (fame, celebrity) in a square aspect to Jupiter (truth) in Scorpio (exposing illegitimate power).

Cutting ourselves loose from these highly-popular and often-intelligent masters of deception is a strong theme of this Chiron retrograde, as Chiron retrogrades back into late Pisces, the most illusory and potentially deceptive of all signs.

Cosmic Spotlight planet Jupiter is stationing direct on Lucky 13 degrees Scorpio at this time (July 10), and its concentrated energy and themes (within the square to Mercury in Leo) are strongly infusing the Chiron retrograde period. This helps us a lot. These throwback charlatans - working with superficial layers rather than going to the roots - can be exposed and dethroned under this energy.  

The penetration of the last layers of Piscean-era maya is at hand - but it's the last layers that are the strongest, that people will cling to with the greatest tenacity.

On one hand, we have an ongoing collapse of sea life in the Pacific Ocean ecosystem that has been accelerating since 2011. Thousands of species are experiencing mass die-offs. Thousands of species are sick, dying, mutated. 

And yet, we have people swimming in the ocean on a daily or weekly basis without a care in the world.

We have people hitting up that trendy sushi restaurant on a regular basis without a thought about the safety of what they're eating.

We have people paying exorbitant amounts for property along the North American West Coast for the privilege of living beside a radioactive and increasingly-deadly sea.

We have a global power elite that is using the astrological energies and astrological symbolism to plan its nefarious deeds, including timed war attacks. 

The 29 Pisces/zero Aries point - the ending and the beginning of the zodiac - was used to set off the earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear disaster on March 11, 2011 on the very day that Uranus moved from 29 Pisces to zero Aries.

As wounded healer Chiron recently crossed this point, in mid-April 2018, a bombing attack on Syria was orchestrated and executed by the United States.

Chiron will cross this symbolically-loaded point two more times - in mid-September 2018 and in mid-February 2019.

This will be followed by the re-entry of Uranus into Taurus on March 6, 2019. Uranus ingresses around March equinox have been used as time points for major war offensives in the past, which I've outlined here:

From April 15, 2018: False Flags, the Friday the 13th Bombing of Syria, and Timed War Attacks with Chiron at 29 Pisces/Zero Aries

From May 15, 2018: Uranus Ingresses and Timed War Attacks 

There is certainly an element of surreality that must be navigated, particularly involving the gaping chasm between the truth and how people are actually living en masse, and Chiron crossing zero Aries and moving back into late Pisces will be highlighting this... 

Chiron Rx is going back for some sacred cows, friends. We have to get all of it - all the bullshit, all the manipulation, all the diversion, all the lies, all the illusions, all the phonies, all the falsity. We have to peel away anything that is keeping us from being as effective and as potent and as righteous as we need to be during these times, and it goes right down to the soul.

I provide this information not to scare you. I provide it to empower you.

This is our fight. We we born for it. Over a long enough timeline, good always prevails. 

The new chapter has been initiated. We aren't going back to the same darkness. Chiron in Aries has lit a torch that illuminates this new territory for us, as we are urged onward. 

Thank-you for your bravery, for your soulfulness, and for your fight. You are so needed and so appreciated. 

Let's rock this transit. We're in it to win it. Freedom for Planet Earth...or bust!


Sunday, July 1, 2018

Triple Eclipse Season and Jupiter Stationing Direct in Scorpio


 
Aquarius Full Moon total lunar eclipse on July 27, 2018 - the longest eclipse we will experience in the 21st century
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"Triple Eclipse Season and Jupiter Stationing Direct in Scorpio" is an article available to Willow's Web Astrology patrons. It outlines themes for the triple eclipse season of the summer of 2018, as well as the Jupiter direct station in Via Combusta Scorpio.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Dark Moon Podcast #2 Coming Your Way!

Dark Moon Podcast Episode #2 has officially been unleashed onto the interwebs! 

In this episode, Yerevan and I talk about the Bayer-Monsanto merger, plant spirit communication, flower essences, and guerilla gardening. 

Yerevan was even kind enough to choose a flower essence specifically for Evil-Doer Fatigue, which is pretty fitting for the Bayer Monsanto element of the show. I'm sure we've all caught a dose of that at times this far into the Pluto in Capricorn years...

You can hear our conversation in Dark Moon Episode #2 here:

- Bayer Monsanto Merger & Plant Communication - 

  


You can also find Dark Moon Episode #1 here, posted on May 15, 2018, the very day Uranus entered Taurus:


- Uranus Ingresses and Timed War Attacks - 

Sunday, June 3, 2018

The Personal Planets Conjunct the North Node in Leo: A Creative and Heart-Centred Crescendo Point

"The Personal Planets Conjunct the North Node in Leo: A Creative and Heart-Centred Crescendo Point" is a 4,800+-word article available to Willow's Web Astrology patrons that delineates and interprets the astrological atmosphere for the summer of 2018.

Have a heart! No one's work comes free. If you regularly find Willow's Web Astrology blog helpful and illuminating, please consider becoming a patron. WWA patrons receive juicy astrological articles to their email inboxes that are not available on the blog.

Patronage ensures that I can continue this astrological work, along with unpaid activist and public education work. It also makes fun and funky projects like Dark Moon podcast possible.

In light of all the loved-up creative energy soon to be upon us, you can also peruse some of the offerings here:

* Willow's Web Astrology Etsy Shoppe *

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Triggers and Baiting and Smokescreens, Oh My!

 The clock in my town is stopped at 11:11...

We're currently in the grips of a very spicy opposition between Venus in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn. This opposition is in effect now, and social/relational/financial pressures may be building as the aspect becomes exact June 5 at 20 degrees of the signs (7:25 p.m. PDT). 

A Venus-Pluto opposition, which occurs about once a year, has a real "cut the crap and cut to the chase" sort of tenor at the best of times. This one is made extra spicy by the influence of Black Moon Lilith in Capricorn, which is tightly conjunct Pluto, as well as soul mate asteroid Juno in Aries.

People may become triggered very easily under this aspect, and, with the extra-triggering influence of Black Moon Lilith, those triggers may carry on and on and on...

Understand this charged social/relational atmosphere, and give space where necessary. 

The cardinal sign influence indicates that we may need to lead or participate or stick our necks out in some way within this charged atmosphere. But after we've done what we need to do, we can take a cue from Black Moon Lilith and duck out of sight/reach. 

Laying low or practising mindful avoidance at key charged points has distinct advantages now. 

If you have unintentionally triggered someone with an innocent remark, there may be some damage-control finessing you can do to set things right. Some soothing or apologizing or smoothing over. But there also might not be! Juno in Aries says, you may just need to stand your ground and do your thing, regardless of the reactions around you.

We're not going down as martyrs anymore, friends. That's so last era.

So remember: other people's triggers are not your responsibility, just as your triggers are not theirs. Recognize the roots of the reactions or behaviour if possible, but don't allow people to dump a steaming pile of nasty emotions on your lap. Just step out of the way. Allow some processing time. And keep your lips zipped until you sense the "all clear."

Confident women with strong personalities may be especially triggering now, particularly to The Old Guard sticking with the patriarchal rules of engagement. But you know what, strong women of the world? That's not our problem! Those are triggers that need to be sprung, and we're going to spring them just by being ourselves and doing what we need to do in this world. 

There's a pretty strong "suck it up" vibe with this one, especially for those doing their best to reinforce old, outdated status quos. There will be some ego bruising for those clinging to the old standards.

At the same time as we're doing our thing with our fine-yet-triggering selves, we're doing our best to avoid our own known trigger zones so as to save ourselves the time-suck and energy-spew that triggered emotions create.

We may be thinking some dark-ass thoughts about the people around us and about human society in general under this Venus in Cancer opposition to Pluto-Black Moon Lilith in Capricorn, but know that the "human intolerability quotient" is exaggerated at the moment and will start to ease as Venus moves out of orb of the opposition to Pluto-BML (officially by June 13 when Venus enters Leo). 

Just as our social/relational tolerance levels are being stretched to the breaking point by Venus opposite Pluto-BML, the Sun and Mercury come together in exterior conjunction at 15 degrees Gemini (June 5 at 7:02 p.m.), forming challenging square aspects to stationing (ie. very potent) Neptune in Pisces on June 6. 

(Neptune is currently slowing to station retrograde on June 18 at 16 degrees Pisces.)

These aspects to stationing-intense Neptune indicate a confused and chaotic element to things where people may be looking for a scapegoat to blame for their pain, struggles, and troubles. People may not be able to pinpoint exact what is stuck in their craws, so they may lash out at whatever or whoever is handy.

Again...we ain't playin' that game.

The Sun-Mercury in Gemini square to Neptune in Pisces also indicates a prime time for media-related distractions (the Roseanne gong show springs to mind - that had to be a set-up from the get-go), as well as mainstream media outlets attempting to pull the wool over our eyes in some way. (When are they not doing that, though, really?) 

Eliminating as much contact with media as possible may be in order for the next couple weeks. Read a good book instead! Get outside. Forget the diversionary maya world being constructed for us via mainstream media and social media. Really...you don't need to pay it much mind at all. 

Mercury in Gemini will continue into an awkward, uncomfortable, and potentially-inflammatory quincunx aspect to Pluto and Black Moon Lilith in Capricorn on June 8, and again, this indicates that mainstream media and social media have an even more toxic element to them than usual. Conversation, ideas, and words are not hitting the right spot, either, and this may be one of those "duck out of sight" times. 

The Sun in Gemini continues into this quincunx to Pluto-BML on June 11, extending the intensification of media toxicity for a few more days. 

There is a lot that we need to be outsmarting and seeing through these days, and the hair-trigger intuition of Black Moon Lilith conjunct Pluto helps us to spot the poison before we inadvertently swallow it down...