Friday, January 16, 2015

Powerfully-Positioned Uranus in Aries Leads the Charge Through Aquarius Season

We move through the zero-degree Aquarius New Moon portal on January 20 like a shot.

The velocity with which things are moving now and for the following three months is astounding - but we need all this velocity in order to break through.

We are changing the blueprints, changing the rules, and changing set patterns. These are patterns that have been continued for generations, for thousands of years in many cases, and we need the big, bold Uranian charge, as ruler of Aquarius, to both disrupt these patterns and to propel us forward into something new, beyond old traps and sticking points.

So you see, the disruption of the standard ways is necessary now, nothing to mourn or lament.

Things are busting loose on Planet Earth over the next three months, and there's no going back. If you've been following the true narrative on this planet, you'll realize we don't want to go back. We have nothing to go back to. Despite the temptations of nostalgia, there has never been a fully satisfactory time on this planet.

We have to keep moving. And move we will.

This Aquarius season is disposited (heavily influenced) by electric rabble rouser Uranus in Aries conjunct the South Node of the Moon and tightly square Pluto in Capricorn. Intense. Powerful. The moving of mountains.

Uranus forms an exact conjunction to the South Node in Aries on January 20 - on the day of the zero-degree Aquarius New Moon (occurring at 7:14 a.m. CST) - and this aspect produces the dominant themes for the following 28-day lunar cycle.

Uranus is also hurtling into the seventh and final Uranus-Pluto square, exact on March 16, 2015 - the first square in the series where both Uranus and Pluto will be moving direct.

We're spinning things off left and right as we move into new era energetics - in our selves, in our lives, in our relationships, in our families, businesses, societies, and institutions. There isn't one area of life that is left untouched by this final square aspect between the planet of revolution and the planet of transformation.

As the energetics change on the planet, there are requirements for new physical energy sources, as well.

Long-suppressed clean and renewable energy technologies will be forced to the surface as we officially hit the wall with old energy sources that are deadly, toxic, and unimaginably destructive to life on this planet.

Ceres in Capricorn Activates the Uranus-Pluto Square: the Purchasing Power of Mothers Can Change the World


There are also new-era requirements related to the fuel we use to energize our bodies - our food. Agriculture-related dwarf planet Ceres is currently transiting Capricorn and brings its themes into play as it forms a square to Uranus in Aries (February 12) and a conjunction to Pluto in Capricorn (February 15). This indicates an official push-coming-to-shove moment for food and the business of agriculture and food production. It indicates an acute period of time when individuals will have to take increased responsibility for the health and safety of the food they purchase and eat - because the structures as they exist have abnegated that responsibility in favour of profit (or even something more sinister...).

Ceres in Capricorn activating the Uranus-Pluto square indicates a time when individuals must get very serious about the food they are ingesting, as many food sources are being poisoned in invisible ways (via genetically modified organisms, chemical pesticides and herbicides, radioactive fallout, additives, colourants, preservatives, processing, and by other methods).

With Mars in Pisces conjunct wounded healer Chiron (exact January 31), food sensitivities and reactions will be on the rise. Bodies will be breaking down under the stress, and cleaner, healthier alternatives will have to be explored.

This activation by Earth Mama Ceres of the Uranus-Pluto (Uranium-Plutonium) square indicates a good time to eliminate the foods that are most likely to be contaminated by radioactive fallout from Fukushima and other sources. The major one there is food from the sea. 

This Ceres activation also provides an opportunity to break from corporate agriculture, sourcing food that is organic or farmed up to organic standards, including from local sources.

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At the same time, we must understand that all non-genetically modified and organic agriculture is under direct attack by the continued infiltration of GMOs and particularly by the introduction of genetically modified alfalfa, a foundation stone for non-GM and organic agriculture. I've written extensively about GM alfalfa in the past and continue my campaign to ban this untested, feral, perennial genetically modified crop. The continued spread of GM alfalfa could quite literally mean the end of most, if not all, organic and non-GM agriculture and food. Spring 2015 will be a critical point when all anti-GMO opponents must be vocal and engaged.

As Ceres moves into position, individuals will be taking on new sovereignty and responsibility related to the foods they ingest, no longer blindly leaving it up to supermarkets or restaurants.

Purchasing power is a major theme here, and it is the purchasing habits of mothers (Ceres), in particular, that have the greatest potential effect. Mothers generally make the decisions about the food for their families. In capitalist societies, change the way you spend your money, change the products you purchase, and you change the world.

As an example, Wiesenhof, the top poultry producer in Germany, recently stopped using GMO feed for its chickens due to increasing customer demand for non-GMO poultry and eggs.

"Wiesenhof’s decision is a direct result of pressure from the top German supermarkets. In late August the supermarkets, with a broad consensus, demanded the German Poultry Association (ZDG) to stop using GMO feed for both egg and poultry meat production, starting from January 1st 2015."

German customers demanded non-GMO poultry and eggs from the supermarkets, and the supermarkets, in turn, demanded that from the poultry and egg producers.

Hit them at their bottom line. Purchasing power talks - and gets things done - during the Pluto in Capricorn years. (It is just unfortunate that ethics, health, and common sense do not have more sway...) 

If you think it can't be done elsewhere, you're wrong. 

The demand for organic and non-GM foods produces new sources and new infrastructure for their access and distribution.

For example, after my repeated requests, my local grocery store is now carrying free run eggs and will order organic eggs in if there are enough purchasers. This is a very conservative and traditional area, strongly involved with oil and chemical-intensive and GM agriculture, and it is decidedly resistant to organics and to anything outside the conventional system. All it took was a progressive grocery store manager and one motivated customer (your anarchist astro-reporter) to turn the tide - even if just slightly - in this area.

It is small changes adding up that produce the momentum to turn the tide. And it all starts with one motivated individual. Uranus in Aries.

"I can't do anything about it, anyway," is not an excuse that will fly under these transits.

We are building the community and networks we need one individual at a time.

Some Extreme Uranian Energetics to Navigate

 

With Uranus in Aries so strong, things are wired. We're wired. We will have immense surges of energy running through our systems at various times over the next three months. Again, this is beneficial for propelling us into necessary new territory. These energy surges provide the strength, the motivation, and the forward propulsion we need to move out of the Piscean-era dead zones and toward a future that we actually want to live through on this planet.

But strong Uranus energy also has some cautions. Uranus has a tendency to run us, to overwhelm the circuitry - especially the mental circuitry and nervous system. Flashes of Uranian insight can be temporarily blinding, causing headaches, eye strain, or other issues. The extreme surges of energy can be exhausting to our biological systems. In short, intense Uranus energy can just be too much.

With Saturn sitting on the early degrees of Sagittarius, there is wisdom in standing still, in allowing the rush of super-charged motion and events and energy to just pass us by. There is wisdom in meditation and in nature. There is wisdom in focusing only on the things that are most personally meaningful to us, sloughing off all else.

Just as we hurtle through the zero-degree Aquarius New Moon portal on January 20, communication and transportation planet Mercury comes to a standstill in the sign, stationing retrograde January 21 (9:54 a.m.).

Are we moving forward, or are we reviewing?

Both.

There is a bit of a stop-and-start effect as we move through this lunar cycle.

The Mercury retrograde period (January 21 to February 11 from 17 to 1 degrees Aquarius) will bring us information, insight, and perspective about the way forward from here. We will be wrapping our minds around the changes we have been through, the changes we are experiencing now, and the changes that are yet to come. We are being informed of the new blueprints - and of last-minute changes to those new blueprints. It is a challenge to stay up-to-date and up-to-speed with everything that is unfolding, and the Mercury retrograde in Aquarius assists us in that pursuit by slowing things down and going back over some things we may have missed the first time.

The perspective and new ideas we come to through this Mercury retrograde are quite vast and long-reaching. We may be able to see years, decades, or even centuries down the road. Mercury will transit Aquarius until March 11, so we have an extended period of time to mentally integrate the continually-unfolding scenarios. 

But Mercury in Aquarius disposited by Uranus in Aries in its current position indicates a definite possibility of mental circuitry overload, and this possibility is also extended into early March. There is some mental burnout possible, especially if we continue to push for information or connection as we move through the January 21 Mercury retrograde station or the February 11 direct station.

Shut off the damn cell phones! Shut off the computer for a while. Stay off social media for a couple days - or more.

Limiting technology time is one way to protect our tired synapses, especially in the days surrounding the Mercury stations.

We have to apply our own versions of "surge protectors" to our brains and nervous systems over the next three months in order to counteract the intense Uranian charge. We can only stay wired for so long until it starts to have adverse effects.

Uranus is conjunct the South Node in Aries, which means we have to balance that erratic and at times overwhelming charge via the Libra North Node. Keeping our balance while maintaining a sense of peace amidst any turmoil and upheaval is our soul-level challenge now. This is our path to success.

Also watch your anger. There is plenty to be angry about on this planet, and we are made even more aware of this as Uranus pushes into the final square to Pluto in Capricorn. Corruption abounds. A sickening lack of responsibility, legitimacy, and humanity abounds in positions of power. But with Uranus in Aries conjunct the South Node, our anger tends to go to detrimental extremes. It snowballs. It goes nuclear. There are too many individual incidents about which to be angry.

As we are working to balance our systems (Libra North Node), protecting ourselves from overload and exhaustion, we must be careful to avoid enraging trigger subjects that serve only to waste our time and energy.

Is it worth getting pissed about? Do you really care that much, or are you allowing something or someone to get under your skin? Is it productive anger, or is it anger that is being stirred without a viable outlet?

The stirring of anger in the populace (via the exposure of various enraging events involving lies, manipulation, violence, destruction, and corruption from the power structures) will be used as a tactic over the next three months. If the powers-that-be (and their controlled opposition agents) are in control of our anger, they can misdirect it, exhaust it, dissipate it, and squander its potential to create real and necessary change.

Anger is a powerful motivating force, and it is a force that, if applied correctly, gets things done in a way that no other emotion can. Don't allow your anger-fuel to be manipulated. Make sure you are applying it practically and toward just the right ends. Don't get caught up in the details. We're penetrating the roots here, the real, systemic causes of our righteous rage. Keep the big picture battle in mind, and don't exhaust yourself each step of the way.

What is Mercury Retrograde?

Monday, January 5, 2015

More "Change of Era" Shifts As We Begin 2015

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Our soul-level GPS system, the transiting North Node of the Moon in Libra and South Node in Aries, activates the Uranus-Pluto square this January, creating a month of yet more tension, uncertainty, shifts, and changes, especially in personal and professional relationships.

This is an energetic cardinal Grand Cross spurring (or forcing) us into new territory, and the tense and uncomfortable energetics are our cross to bear as we begin the new year on Planet Earth.

The nodes of the Moon will square Pluto in Capricorn at 13 degrees of the signs exactly on January 14, 2015. The Moon will be in Scorpio January 13 - 16, adding emotional intensity, pressure, and potential trip-wire triggers. Things will be coming to the surface, so stand back, and provide plenty of processing time and space for yourself and others.

This will be followed by unpredictable Uranus crossing the South Node of the Moon at 12 degrees Aries on January 20, 2015. This day also marks the zero-degree New Moon in Aquarius (7:14 a.m. CST), indicating some potential turbulence as we emotionally integrate "where we are now and where we go from here." There is some emotional trauma wrapped up in these aspects, and this could involve the levels of extreme independence, isolation, and survival-orientation many have experienced as the energetics were set for the new era. War manoeuvres are also possible around the time of this New Moon (and during the following 28-day lunar cycle), with the influence of Uranus-South Node in martial Aries.

There are some Plutonic eliminations necessary this month. We will be eliminating certain paths (and relationships) that have proved unfruitful thus far, and we will be re-directing ourselves down fresher avenues.

There is some tightening up of our standards and of our trajectories necessary this month. We are re-balancing the "give-and-take" in our lives and in our relations with others with a bit more of a hard line.

Some turbulence is to be expected with disruptions possible in career/business, with family, in relationships, and with new realizations about ourselves and our personal directions.

Some potentially jarring changes and re-direction will occur over the next three months.

Certain situations, certain structures, and certain frameworks are at their breaking points, and this sustained cardinal Grand Cross energy could start to break things down, forcing us to think fast and act fast as we move through the first months of 2015. 

We are moving into new position, but this isn't always going to be a comfortable process.

We are currently in a very dynamic and changeable window of time sandwiched between the sixth Uranus-Pluto square that occurred December 14, 2014 and the seventh and final Uranus-Pluto square that occurs March 16, 2015. Nothing is set in stone. Most everyone and everything are in a state of flux. If we accept this, rather than trying to force stability or concrete commitments, we come through this period without being shredded (or without being too shredded).

Communication planet Mercury enters its retrograde shadow at 1 degree Aquarius today (January 5) in tight conjunction with Venus in Aquarius. Aquarius is the sign of the future, and it's also the sign of the new era. The strong Aquarius influence this month adds necessary elements of emotional detachment, objectivity, future-oriented thinking, and s p a c e to the hot, compacted, and concentrated Pluto-infused navigational path.

We will be re-visiting the subjects and issues on our minds now during the Mercury retrograde period (January 21 - February 11, 2015 from 17 to 1 degree Aquarius), gaining new vision and new flashes of perspective for the path ahead.

During the transit of Mercury through future-oriented Aquarius, which extends to March 11, we are wrapping our minds around the changes we have been through, the changes we are experiencing now, and the changes that are yet to come. We are challenged to look forward with interest, rather than looking backward glumly.

The planet associated with action, direction, personal goals, and sex drive, Mars, enters ethereal Pisces on January 12, where it will remain until February 19. This softens the edges a bit, but it also makes us keenly aware that, despite our best efforts, many of our dreams and hoped-for scenarios have not materialized - personally, financially, with career and status, with relationships, or with the state of humanity and the planet, in general.

There are end-of-era disappointments here. There are Piscean-era dashed dreams. There is some emotional devastation nipping at us. There are also temptations to go down the wrong roads. There are temptations to go down roads that have proven to be unfruitful in the past. The sticky, cloying burden of lost dreams is sitting on us a bit as Mars in Pisces moves to a conjunction to wounded healer Chiron on January 31, 2015. Pain could drive us into old weak spots if we are not careful. We must apply our will to block old siren songs and to stay on the right track, rather than succumbing to dead-end diversions and segues. Detrimental passivity is one caution with Mars in Pisces.

We are tasked with moving through the glum, end-of-era disappointments just as we would move through an unpleasant dream - with the knowledge that it will come to an end, that we will wake, that the hollow sadness will dissipate and life will begin again.

Venus enters Pisces January 27, adding its healing psychic balm to the wounds that seemingly have no end, no form, no containment. The love is back, softening the hard Aquarian edges, softening the potential frustration and devastation of Mars-Chiron. 

As the North Node in relationship-oriented Libra leads the way, we are tasked with riding the "new era" waves, especially in relationships, dropping old expectations and ideals and adapting to the realities of the electric-exhilarating current moment.

Things are not working the way they once did, especially in human relations, and this is OK. It's frustrating; it's confusing, but it's OK.

Both relationship planets, Venus and Mars, enter Aries near the end of February (Mars on February 19, Venus on February 20) and form a powerful conjunction at 1 degree Aries on February 21, 2015.

This Venus-Mars conjunction is a "new birth point" for relationships as well as for directions taken to find new partners and lovers. This conjunction in early Aries propels us into a new spring and into new life in human relations of all kinds. It marks a surge of new growth in relationships - in the earliest of forms - after a long, hard, and confusing wintery span. This is new promise after the hard trudge of January and most of February. 

We are making a real, historical shift now. Things are changing rapidly for almost everyone around us as we move to the seventh and final Uranus-Pluto square. Put old ideals aside as you grasp the full meaning and the full benefit of the sparkling and enlivening changes afoot.

Remember to kiss goodbye the lovers in your dreams. As of February 21, 2015, we are interested only in the living, breathing, flesh-and-blood versions.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Saturn in Sagittarius: Freeing Suppressed Truths With Our Blazing Arrows of Righteousness

Saturn in Sagittarius December 23, 2014 - December 20, 2017
Saturn retrograde March 14 – August 1, 2015
Saturn is back in Scorpio June 14 - September 17, 2015

Pallas Athene in Sagittarius December 28, 2014 - November 1, 2015
Pallas Athene retrograde period April 20 - August 11, 2015 

With Saturn transiting Sagittarius, there is certain knowledge we absolutely must have in order to navigate the times successfully. If we do not already have this knowledge securely under our belts, we must obtain it step-by-step over the next three years.

Over the next three years, we will be confronted - personally and collectively - with situations that bring us to a broader understanding of the truth. This will not always be pleasant. Contrary to what many may believe, we are not promised a walk-in-the-park Saturn transit just because the taskmaster planet has moved on from deep, dark Scorpio. There will be a lightening of emotional and psychological loads in some ways, but challenges certainly remain.

We are challenged to build on what we learned and saw and came to understand while Saturn in Scorpio was holding our noses in the corrupt power structures and difficult emotional/psychological subtext of Planet Earth.

We cannot just forget about it and go searching for greener pastures elsewhere - though many will try...

Fear Driving People to Regressive Belief Systems and Figureheads 

Coming through the sometimes bleak awareness of down-and-dirty reality on Planet Earth brought front and centre by the Saturn in Scorpio transit, people will be searching for meaning, for a candle in the window, for something to buoy their spirits. But we do not find these things without effort (Saturn). Strong caution is advised if new meaning and solace are found too quickly or seemingly too easily...

Animal and Nature Guides - What They're Showing Us Isn't Always Pretty  

The situation with sea life in the Pacific Ocean is another instance where the animals are telling us things that aren’t very pretty. In fact, they’re pretty horrifying. Since the Fukushima nuclear disaster began in March 2011, sea life has been disappearing from the Pacific, most visibly in the tidal pools. Not a single baby orca whale has survived off the West Coast since 2011. Multiple animals are showing up sick, convulsing, with lesions. Multiple populations are collapsing. The sea life in the Pacific is screaming for our attention, and this will continue throughout the Saturn in Sagittarius transit...

Being able to penetrate the rhetoric of establishment academics, scientists, physicians, and media with the cold, hard facts is an ability we will need if we are to be successful moving forward from here.

This is an excerpt from the article "Saturn in Sagittarius: Freeing "Suppressed Truth" Subjects With Our Blazing Arrows of Righteousness." It is a 7,100+-word document of astrology magic describing themes and aspects associated with the three-year transit of Saturn through Sagittarius. This article is available in its entirety to Willow's Web Astrology patrons, or it can be purchased for $12 by PayPal or by email money transfer.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

One Last Eff You From 2014. Happy New Year!

Well, we've had some fairly tense aspects to navigate this holiday season with Venus conjunct Pluto and square Uranus (December 21) followed by Mercury conjunct Pluto and square Uranus (December 24/25). If you got through the family gatherings and social occasions relatively unscathed without any verbal throwdowns or major mishaps, consider yourselves fortunate.

Now, we have a fairly charged fixed t-square forming for New Year's Eve, so if you thought 2014 would let up on us long enough for us to usher it out...surprise! Not exactly.

The Moon enters Taurus on December 30 (4:56 a.m. CST) and is in fixed t-square territory with Jupiter Rx in Leo and Mars in Aquarius by early afternoon on December 31.

The t-square formation is exact between 6:50 and 8:04 p.m., indicating that New Years Eve plans could be a little stickier and trickier and harder to bring together than hoped.

People with bodies or points between 20 and 22 degrees of the fixed signs are right in the cross-hairs of this one. 

Fixed t-square formations generally indicate the potential for frustration and thwarted will, and with anger planet Mars involved, we may just have to breathe and let a whole lot go, including any and all expectations for the night.

There is some potential personality friction and some social drama wrapped up in this formation, and the fixed energy will have people digging their heels in, squaring off. People who have a bone to pick with each other could cross paths in a somewhat incendiary fashion under these aspects.

The fixed t-square formation directs energy into the fourth leg at 20/21 degrees Scorpio. This is territory that karmic taskmaster Saturn has just left, so if there is any unfinished business there (especially emotional, psychological and/or sexual), you can expect it to be stirred. 

There's alllllways some sort of drama on New Year's Eve, and this year is no exception.

The potential for fixed angst continues into New Year's Day with the exact opposition between Mars in Aquarius and Jupiter Rx in Leo at 21 degrees of the signs at 1:49 p.m.

One good thing about this formation is that if we experience some sort of progress, resolution, or advancement as we close out 2014 and ring in 2015, it is progress that should last. We're grinding out some final issues as we say goodbye to the past year, and there are a few "dam break" moments possible. This is the type of progress we're grateful for right down to our bones because it has been so stubborn and so long in coming.

There is also a fated quality to this fixed t-square formation. Whatever happens (or doesn't happen) this New Year's Eve, it is sanctioned by the universe and "meant to be," as they say. The wheels are in motion, and we are just along for the ride.

Under the tension and potential frustration of this formation, if your New Year's Eve plans don't come together and you find yourself ringing in the New Year alone at home, cozy with a good book or watching the boob tube...I'd consider yourself lucky!

Under this formation, there will be people out there having a far worse time than you! You can bet on it.

Happy 2015, Willow's Web readers! I'll catch you in the new year.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Easy Peasy Post-Holiday Recipes to Alkalize Your System

The holidays are upon us, and for those who participate in holiday gatherings and parties, there are many opportunities to indulge in drinks and rich food.

But sugar, alcohol, processed foods, white flour, meats, and cheeses are all acid-forming and can throw the body's pH level off. Digestive problems, aches and pains, grumpiness, and low energy can result.

Even for those who do not participate in the holiday hub-bub, the change of seasons is a good time to do a little cleansing and re-balancing. Winter solstice, in particular, is a good time to be gentle on our bodies, as we are adjusting to less daylight (in the northern hemisphere) and often decreased physical energy levels.

These are two very easy recipes I whipped up for alkalizing purposes. I'm not a big fan of cooking, and even I can handle these! I don't include specific measurements for the most part, and you can add or eliminate ingredients to your own taste. 


Alkalizing Spicy Coconut Vegetable Soup




Ingredients

4 or 5 no-salt organic vegetable boullion cubes (to make either 8 or 10 cups of broth)
chopped green cabbage
chopped red/purple cabbage
chopped carrot
1/2 cup pearl barley
diced onion
fresh garlic, minced
turmeric
cumin
cayenne pepper
sea salt
1 or 2 cans of organic coconut milk (can be left out if you don't enjoy coconut)

Directions:

Dissolve the vegetable boullion cubes in a pot of boiling water according to directions.

In a separate large pot, cook the onion in coconut oil or olive oil until transparent. Add the chopped carrot, green cabbage, and red/purple cabbage and cook until slightly tender. Add a bit of water to keep the vegetables from sticking to the bottom of the pot.

Add the minced garlic.

Pour the vegetable boullion into the large pot with the other ingredients.

Bring to a low boil and add the pearl barley. Allow to boil for about 20 minutes.

Add turmeric. I would start with 1 heaping TBSP and add to your taste.

Add cumin. I would start with 1 TSP and add to your taste.

Add cayenne pepper. I would start with 1/2 TSP and add to your taste. A little cayenne pepper goes a long way, so err on the side of using less, and add tiny amounts until it has the spice level you like.

Add a bit of sea salt to your taste.

Allow to boil for about 20 more minutes. You can add some extra water, if necessary, to create the right flavour and consistency.

When the vegetables and barley are soft, turn the heat down to below boiling.

Add 1 or 2 cans of coconut milk and stir into the broth. (optional)


Easy Alkalizing Stir-Fry Sauce


Ingredients

1 can organic coconut milk
turmeric
cumin
cayenne pepper
chili garlic sauce (optional)
tiny pinch of sea salt
dried or fresh basil

Directions:

Melt the can of coconut milk in a pot over low-medium heat while stirring. Do not boil.

Add turmeric. I would start with 1/2 TBSP and add to your taste.

Add cumin. I would start with 1/2 TSP and add to your taste.

Add cayenne pepper. I would start with 1/8 TSP and add to your taste.

Add a tiny pinch of sea salt. 

Add dried basil or chopped fresh basil.

If you like spice, you can add a small amount of chili garlic sauce to add to the flavour.

Add the sauce to stir-fried vegetables, and serve over quinoa (alkaline) or brown rice (slightly acidic).


Both recipes keep well in the refrigerator and can be reheated. 

Remember to drink plenty of lemon juice in water to add to the alkalizing effects.

The optimum pH level for the human body is around 7.365. pH testing strips can be purchased at health food stores or most drug stores.

Happy Holidays and Happy Alkalizing!

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Uranus in Aries - Pluto in Capricorn Square and Survival Via Reclamation and Re-Direction of the Feminine Force

Radical rabble rouser Uranus in Aries moves into the sixth exact square to Pluto in Capricorn on December 14, 2014 (11:14 p.m. CST), kicking off a powerful "direction change" point at winter solstice in the northern hemisphere/summer solstice in the southern.

We're surging into new position - but maybe only because we have to.

This direction change and surge into new position particularly involves relationships, money, and values, all Venus subjects... 

We're fighting for the survival of our selves right now, the survival of our identities, of who we are. We're fighting for the right to live, freely, as we truly are, squaring off with the structural hierarchies that would deny us our right to do so...

The water part of Capricorn is saying, enough is enough. Enough with the way you brutally downplay and whitewash the feminine force in your so-called success stories. The way you deny emotion, intuition, and human caring when playing out your Grand Plans. Enough with the way you keep the feminine in a subordinate position in your hierarchies. You deny her, use and abuse her, manipulate her, laugh at her, ostracize her, push her down. You keep her vital, crucial influence hidden because the patriarchal masculine takes her as such a threat. It's insecure and would prefer to live under the delusion that it alone runs the world.

Ha!


These are excerpts from the article "The Uranus in Aries - Pluto in Capricorn Square and Survival Via Reclamation and Re-Direction of the Feminine Force." It is available in its entirety to Willow's Web Astrology patrons, or it can be purchased for $6.25 by PayPal or by email money transfer. 

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

An Alex Jones Co. Rat is Sniffed Out in Ferguson, Missouri

Video has been released on YouTube of a Ferguson, Missouri resident heckling a "reporter" for Alex Jones. It can be viewed here.

Alex Jones and crew are currently working the "Darren Wilson self-defense" angle very hard, brainwashing their followers into believing that deadly force was warranted in the killing of 18-year-old, unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014.

From a previous post:

"Michael Brown was gunned down by police officer Darren Wilson. Wilson shot to kill, firing six shots into the unarmed boy's body with the sixth and final shot through the head. Wilson committed murder, and now he is getting away with it. These are the facts, no matter how they are being justified by middle-class white people, by controlled opposition agents like Alex Jones, or by anyone who prefers to live in ignorance of what's really going on on this planet."

The heckling of the Alex Jones "reporter" appears to have occurred around November 25, the day communication-and-media planet Mercury formed a smoking-hot conjunction to Saturn in Scorpio.

Mercury conjunct Saturn in Scorpio: outing embedded fakes and manipulators in media establishments.

The rats are officially being sniffed out, and this particularly involves embedded, undercover rats (Scorpio) in pseudo-alternative media (Mercury). 

At the time of the heckling, we were just coming out of a zero-degree Sagittarius New Moon on November 22, opening a 28-day cycle related to the surfacing of new and hard-won truth, guided by emotions and intuition as much as anything else.

As Alex Jones and Crew tout themselves as "Truthtellers (TM)," the outing of these individuals is particularly apropos for this Sagittarius-coloured lunar cycle. Sagittarius is the zodiac sign most often associated with truth and the speaking of truth.

The influence of Mercury conjunct Saturn in Scorpio at the time of the Sagittarius New Moon indicated that some digging beneath the surface and some outing of underlying motivations/allegiances were required in order to work the real truth up to the surface.

I wrote about the controlled opposition operative that is Alex Jones and Crew in this article from May 15, 2014: Anarcho-Capitalism is a Fraud

Alex Jones and Crew call themselves "libertarian capitalists," you see. They tout the all-knowing, all-powerful "free market" as the solution to all humanity's ills.

All we need to do is get rid of government, they say, and business will take care of the rest, creating a utopia of freedom and plenty for all.

Ha.

As capitalists, Alex Jones and Crew are fans of unequal power dynamics. This is how capitalism works. They're fans of a system where a few people are owners and the rest of us work for them, under their rules.

From the previous post:

"Capitalism is based on a system of inherent inequality where one group (the owners/capital-holders) profit from the labour of another group (the workers/capital-deficient)...also referred to as the bourgeoisie and the proletariat.

Most often, the bourgeoisie own the businesses because they have increased access to capital and resources. This is why they are able to be in the position of business owners rather than labourers.

Capitalism is based on a money system, and that is inherently coercive. Some people will have increased power and liberty over others simply because they have more money/resources or more access to money/resources.

People will also be doing things they wouldn't naturally do simply because this is how they have to make money to survive...

In a capitalist system, labourers can be (and are) directed to engage in tremendously destructive practises simply because this is the will of the owner, this is the practise of the business, and this is how they earn their daily bread. Activities that have a negative human, social, or community value can have a very high dollar value...

On the other hand, there are many crucial forms of work that are not considered economically viable or important under a capitalist system. If it doesn't make money, it is considered less valuable. It's as simple as that. This, too, does not address the problematic under-valuing of certain types of "hidden" labour (including service work, cooking, cleaning, sewing, childcare, elder care, spiritual support work, community-building, therapeutic services, energy work, and many forms of traditionally female work). The capitalist system does not address the idea that not all things of value can have a dollar amount applied to them.

In a capitalist system, workers are operating, ultimately, under the will of the owners, not under their own wills, supreme and sovereign...

The owners capitalize (earn profits) on the labour of the workers. The goal of most capitalists is to not have to do a whole hell of a lot but to have the profits rolling in - profits they earn simply by directing and controlling the labour and efforts of the proletariat.

The owners control the activities of the business through right of ownership, which means the workers have less of a say in decisions that directly affect them. Workers are forced to take a stronger interest in the lives and opinions of the owners than vice versa. Workers are forced to support the goals of the owners even if it is not in their own best interests to do so. Workers have to follow the orders and direction of the owners, rather than being self-directed...

Unemployment is built right into the capitalist system - it's the right of the owners to hire and fire at will...

This is the case unless all citizens have equal access to capital and resources, and that just isn't a tenet of the capitalist system. Only some people are owners. That's how it works...

There is no such thing as a "free" capitalist market, as all capitalist markets will be manipulated by people who have the resources to manipulate them.

Injustice, cruelty, and a dog-eat-dog mentality are all fine and dandy in a capitalist system - as long as these things can be capitalized on. Capitalizing on the "weaknesses" or disadvantages of your competitors is also built right into the capitalist system and is just "good business sense."   

As capitalists, Alex Jones and Crew are big fans of private property rights. And in order for the owners to protect their vastly more valuable property from the disenfranchised workers labouring increasingly for subsistence or below-subsistence wages, they need a violent police force on their side.

So you see, Alex Jones and Crew, as proponents of a capitalist system based on money, private property ownership, and unequal power dynamics, have a vested interest in police officers like Darren Wilson being allowed to use deadly force in cases where it is not warranted, including in situations related to property crime.

Because black people in the United States, coming out of a brutal, subjugated history as slaves in that country, are proportionally more likely to be poor and to lack capital and resources, Alex Jones and Crew have a vested interest in police being allowed to use deadly force in that particular community.

This is why Alex Jones and Crew reinforce the rights of police to use deadly force in situations where it is not warranted. They are attempting to normalize police murders and brutality against the people so that the general public will come to accept it as "business as usual."

As poverty and unemployment increase - again, built right into the current system - police will be allowed to use increasingly brutal and deadly force against desperate people trying to survive. This protects the interests of the wealthy "elites" over the interests of the public, struggling for survival. 

This is why Alex Jones and Crew, along with mainstream media outlets, put so much emphasis on the looting and property crime that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri, distracting from the real issues, including murder by police and systemic poverty.

Alex Jones and Crew tout themselves as Truthtellers (TM), but like all gatekeepers and controlled opposition agents, they surround their kernels of truth with a controlling, manipulative, and pro-establishment agenda.

Just a spoonful of truth helps the controlled opposition agenda go down.

Do not be fooled, like so many millions of others have, by these controlled opposition agents of Big Business and the establishment elite.

Their messages are laced with poison. Their agenda is not in your best interests.

Expose these rats, repeatedly, and you free the minds of millions of their mesmerized followers.

The zero-degree Sagittarius New Moon cycle related to the surfacing of new and hard-won truth continues into the zero-degree Capricorn New Moon at solstice on December 21.

Thank-you to astrologer Matt Savinar for the Ferguson link.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Sagittarius Season Storytime and the Insanity of the Fascist Police State

One night in March 2000, I was driving to my job as a waitress in a pool hall in Regina, Saskatchewan. I had a green light, and as I went through an intersection driving north on Wascana Parkway, I saw something out of the corner of my eye. I looked to the left and simultaneously lifted my foot off the gas pedal. That probably saved my life.

The next thing I remember, I was being helped out of my totaled car by a crying teenager and her male companion. She hadn't seen the red light and T-boned me at a fairly high rate of speed, hitting me at the left driver's side wheel. This then propelled my car head-on into a light post.

I was blacking out but remember mumbling to her that it was OK, that it was just an accident.

The next thing I remember was sitting in the back seat of a police car along with the girl and her companion. The girl was sniffling and calling someone on her cell phone. Then everything went white. I have no idea what, if anything, I said to the officers.

When I came into consciousness again, I was being told to get out of the police car. I was injured, blacking out, and confused.

I asked the two male police officers what I was supposed to do.

One of them answered, "Go find a phone."

I got out of the car and stood on the median. The cops drove away.

I was a young female at least two miles from the nearest public telephone or even the nearest home or store. It was dark. It was cold. I had no money with me. I had no cell phone with me. 

I had been abandoned - injured, going in and out of conscious awareness, and confused - by two members of the Regina City Police force in the middle of Wascana Parkway, far from assistance.

I don't like to think about what could have happened to me that night. I could have been beaten up or raped. I could have, in my blacking out state, stepped into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

What did happen that night involved a stroke of luck, a happy coincidence, or some sort of divine intervention.

A kind-spirited man had been working late in one of the darkened office buildings nearby. This was hours after the offices had closed, and it was very fortunate for me that he was still there. The man had just started driving home when he came across the accident. He asked if he could drive me to a phone and took me back into his office building so I could call a friend to come take me to the hospital.

Just two months before that accident, in January 2000, a native man named Rodney Naistus was found frozen to death at the Queen Elizabeth power station in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - the largest city in Saskatchewan about a three-hour drive north of Regina.

A month after that, in February 2000, another native man named Lawrence Wegner was found frozen to death near where Naistus had been found.

Darrell Night, another native man, told police that same month that two officers had abandoned him in the same area on a recent cold night.

After these three stories came to light, they were connected by a Saskatoon StarPhoenix newspaper reporter to another native man's death in November 1990. Neil Stonechild had been found frozen to death in an industrial area of Saskatoon at that time after last being seen in the back of a cop car.

(Incidentally, the Saskatoon StarPhoenix was the newspaper where I had done my journalism internship just a few months prior to the accident. I finished in December 1999, a month before Rodney's body was found. I had been censored repeatedly at the StarPhoenix while covering the World Trade Organization protests in Seattle, Washington, and this censorship motivated me to leave mainstream media reporting.)

After investigation, it was determined that the men had been picked up by city police officers. They were then dropped off in isolated areas in dangerously cold temperatures and forced to walk back into the city. Some of these men made it back to the city. Others like Rodney, Lawrence, and Neil did not.

It turns out that this abandonment in sub-freezing temperatures was a common practise within Saskatoon City Police and very likely within Regina City Police, with incidents spanning at least a decade. This practise was so common that it even had a name: Starlight Tours.

This abandonment of vulnerable people on freezing cold nights was systemic. It was part of the policing culture in the major Saskatchewan cities. It was commonplace, accepted and allowed by other officers and by their higher-ups. It was even laughed about.

My abandonment was no more an isolated incident than Rodney, Lawrence, or Neil's abandonment.

By the time stories like these make it onto mainstream media outlets, they are systemic. They are full-on sociological themes.  

There is a culture of corruption and cruelty within the police forces. It is built right into the police forces. I know this because I have experienced it firsthand, just as many, many others have.

When I made a formal complaint to the police service about my abandonment, I was told that nothing improper had occurred. The response from the officer who replied to my complaint was, "It isn't our job to give people rides home."

I guess it also isn't their job to ensure that injured and semi-conscious accident victims receive care or are, at the very least, out of harm's way.

Because of the lack of care and medical advice I received after the accident, I had years of chronic pain from the whiplash I suffered. It still causes me problems to this day.

When I hear a story like the Michael Brown story, a young man murdered by a police officer, I am saddened, horrified, and then enraged at the injustice, the cruelty, the inhumanity, and the lack of value for human life. I am enraged that a human being's life has been stolen and that his or her loved ones will suffer so much pain because of that.

But I am not surprised.

I, a white woman, have also been on the receiving end of police misconduct and mistreatment.

I already knew about the culture of corruption within the police forces - because I had experienced it firsthand more than once. I knew about the abuses of power and the crimes that were committed, allowed, and then covered up by these police forces.

I knew about the Old Boys Club of the fascist police state because the Old Boys Club of the fascist police state had already decided my life was meaningless, too.

I know natives, blacks, Hispanics, and those of other minority races are singled out. I know their lives have far less value within police culture than rich, white people of status and power within society. I know this racism exists, and I know it is utterly repugnant and unacceptable.

But this is not strictly a race issue.

Michael Brown was gunned down by police officer Darren Wilson. Wilson shot to kill, firing six shots into the unarmed boy's body with the sixth and final shot through the head. Wilson committed murder, and now he is getting away with it. These are the facts, no matter how they are being justified by middle-class white people, by controlled opposition agents like Alex Jones, or by anyone who prefers to live in ignorance of what's really going on on this planet.

But I've seen white men gunned down in the exact same ways.

Sammy Yatim was an 18-year-old white man riding a street car with a knife in Toronto, Ontario in July 2013. The streetcar stopped, the other passengers got off, and Sammy stood on the streetcar with the knife, calling the 22 police officers that surrounded him "pussies." For that, Sammy was shot nine times - six times after he had fallen to the floor of the streetcar. As he lay on the floor of the streetcar, officers moved in and Tasered his dying body repeatedly. The incident was caught on video and can been seen on YouTube.

On August 11, 2014, just a few days after unarmed Michael Brown was shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri, 20-year-old Dillon Taylor - a white man - was shot to death by police in Salt Lake City, Utah. Taylor was also unarmed. He had been stopped by police when coming out of a 7-11 store. As Taylor pulled up his pants in order to get down on the ground, according to police orders, he was shot twice and killed.

These stories are, of course, just the tip of the iceberg as far as unjustified killings committed by police.

The level of excessive force in incidents such as these across the U.S. and Canada is a clear indicator: the police forces have gone insane. They are shooting to kill in situations that do not warrant deadly force. They have become paid and trained machines that do not sufficiently value human life. 

Let us not allow them to divide us along racial lines.

The injustices, injuries, traumas, and murders committed by the fascist police state affect and oppress us all. Every good heart, every good soul, cries out in grief and sorrow at the senselessness and viciousness of it all.

The injustice of Rodney's death, of Lawrence's death, of Neil's death, of Michael's death, of Sammy's death, of Dillon's death burns inside me. The rage at those deaths, the rage at a culture that lets institutional murderers walk free, is a fire that will never go out in me - or in any of the people who stand for justice, truth, and equality on this planet.

This is the fuel that drives me on, that moves my fingers over this keyboard, that motivates me to continue exposing that which is hurting and killing us.

These men did not deserve to die. Their lives were stolen by men who abuse their power and privilege over the people whom they claim to serve and protect. The lives of these men were stolen by the state, and their murderers - employees and enforcers of that state - are too often allowed to walk free, continuing the abuse. Just doing their jobs, after all.

The oppression, injuries, and murders brought down by agents of the state affect us all. The stranglehold of the fascist Global Government with its police and military thugs affects us all.

I saw a horrifying amount of tear gas unleashed by police on peaceful protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. I saw the use of a sonic weapon against peaceful protesters in Ferguson, Missouri - a Long Range Acoustic Device that can stop a person's heart or cause permanent hearing and equilibrium damage.

But again, I was not surprised by this.

My articles that were censored by the Saskatoon StarPhoenix newspaper in 1999 outlined the early stages of the use of chemical weapons and excessive police force against peaceful protesters in Seattle, Washington.

In 2001, I was working as a researcher at CBC TV News in Regina, Saskatchewan and was again blocked from covering the Free Trade Area of the Americas protest in Quebec City, Quebec. There was an unprecedented escalation of police force at that protest, taking orders from the Global Governors, and Royal Canadian Mounted Police were being called in from across the country. Again, this had not occurred previously in Canadian history. This was most certainly news. But it was not news that the installed head of the newsroom wanted to have covered by me or by anyone else.

So I left that job. I traveled in a 15-passenger van with other protesters, driving all day and night to get to Quebec City. And when we got there, after peaceful marches showing our opposition to the privileged, behind-closed-doors meetings being held there, the riot police unleashed chemical weapons against us from behind a 10-foot chain link fence. Protecting their masters.

They used CS gas (a derivative of cyanide), pepper spray, rubber bullets, and a chemical-filled water cannon. Water cannons have taken protesters eyes out. They have thrown people 20 feet in the air. You can see footage of the FTAA protests on YouTube: Part One and Part Two.

When the protests were over, many of us were sick for weeks from the gas that we had inhaled through the apple cider vinegar-drenched bandanas that covered our noses and mouths. The females immediately got their periods, indicating that there was some type of hormonal disruption caused by the gas.

The use of chemical weapons and excessive force by police and military against peaceful protesters has now morphed into the use of acoustic weapons previously used only by the military in times of combat. You can read more about this in my August 2014 article: The Age of Aquarius: a New Era of Energy Weaponry Used Against the People

As police forces are militarized around the world, given weapons previously used only in combat situations to use on their own citizens, a grand-scale devaluing of human life is occurring. Instead of viewing individuals as human beings, precious to their loved ones, they are seen merely as combatants to be dealt with, including by deadly force. Policing culture has shifted away from the service and protection of citizens and toward a vicious battle or war against those citizens.

The police state of the fascist Global Government has officially been turned against the people.

And anyone who justifies Michael Brown's death is complicit.

Anyone who justifies the deaths of Rodney Naistus, Lawrence Wegner, or Neil Stonechild is complicit.

Anyone who justifies police cruelty, brutality, or misconduct, including against peaceful protesters, is complicit.

Anyone who justifies the abandonment of that scared girl, injured and blacking out, in the middle of nowhere on that cold March night is complicit.

The ignorant can and will continue to justify it all. This is what makes them feel safe and sound in their nice, warm homes at night.

But for those of us who know better, it is our obligation to speak out, to oppose what we see happening from the depths of our hearts and souls. It's happening to us, to all of us, and it's only a matter of time until everyone is directly personally affected.

There are "good cops" out there within this corrupt police culture, sure. But there is no such thing as a good cop who stays silent and goes along with this abuse. 

The spirits of those frozen men are forever mingled with my own. It is the raging desire for truth, justice, and necessary change that keeps me warm at night, that keeps me hot on their trails.

No justice, no peace. And the vicious powers-that-be will not have peace for a single second while I'm on watch.