Jupiter has just conjuncted Uranus at zero Aries (5:27 a.m. Mountain), and I have to say so far, I'm not that impressed. I know we're in early days yet, but let's take a little look-see at some of the scenarios we've got going, shall we?
We've got a bunch of possibly inhuman, definitely inhumane sociopaths trying to start another World War. (Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn)
The same bunch of sociopaths has now poisoned the entire Gulf of Mexico and is possibly pushing for full-on End Times scenarios by bringing all the world's oceans into the mix. (Chiron in Pisces)
And then we've got the New Agers and the New Age/One World Religion-influenced energetically dry humping this aspect for all its worth, waxing poetic about the mind-blowing consciousness shifts and the new day and the ascension to wherever in Christ it is they think they're going. They haven't learned much from the 1960s - the last time Saturn and Uranus opposed. Same escapist fantasies playing out in just slightly different ways. The war in Afghanistan just usurped Vietnam as the longest-running U.S. war...
This doesn't look all that much like a new day to me. It looks very similar to the last time Uranus rolled around the zodiac to Aries. That was April 1927 to March 1935, coinciding with the birth and rise of the Third Reich, the Aryan Nation and all that fun stuff. And let's recall that Hitler was a big fan of Helena Blavatsky, founder of modern-day New Age, and kept a copy of her book The Secret Doctrine at his bedside. New Age spiritual hierarchy and political hierarchy go hand-in-hand. It's fascism - whether political or spiritual.
The war-and-hatred-mongers of the "Holy" Roman Empire (First Reich) morphed into the World War I German state (Second Reich), the Nazis (Third Reich) and now the NWO-ers (Fourth Reich), moving through time and space in lock-step with hideous organization...
We've got reports out now that the Bush Administration conducted illegal and unethical human experimentation and research on detainees in CIA custody - you know, those people in prolonged detention, now being reinforced by Obama, who may not have even been charged with a crime. I wrote on this blog a while back that we weren't far off Nazi scientific experiments on captive human beings. So I was wrong. We're there.
It has also just been reported that Obama has secretly deployed special forces to 75 countries around the world. This is while he was ordering SWAT teams sent to every offshore oil drilling platform in the Gulf, where many different countries are drilling, including China, as I was told by my Chinese English conversation partner. I'm not thinking that's going to go over so well.
We've also got the stage set for more hostility and ramping up toward Iran, ostensibly over their nuclear facilities, at the G8/G20 Summits coming up June 25-27 in Ontario, Canada.
Overt and strategic acts of aggression on the world stage. Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn.
So far, it looks to me like the same tired and cliched bunch of crap we've been dealing with all Piscean era and beyond. Uranus and Jupiter both retrograde back into late Pisces within three months.
There are inspiring signs of life, don't get me wrong. We're making huge progress, and the supposed power held by these forces is much less than the power we hold - but that doesn't help the people, animals and plantlife being hurt and killed in their wake. That is most certainly not illusionary.
I have to say, the lack of holistic spiritual insight and understanding coming from the scientific community (and from the pseudo-spiritual community) these days leaves me grimacing, but if there is one thing Uranus is known for, it's lightning fast change. So fingers crossed that the master Piscean lessons will gain traction just in time. We keep reinforcing them in hopes of that...
But of course, most people let up and look away at exactly the wrong times. Saturn in Virgo is grinding out the details we need to pay attention to. It's demanding correction from us. And instead, you have people floating off into their fuzzy wuzzy crown chakra pink clouds or burying their heads in distraction. Tsk, tsk, says Saturn in late Virgo. Get it together.
Speaking of, I've noticed the New Age beast morphing a little lately with the Aries influence. This morphing is coming about also due to Saturn in Virgo - it only took the New Agers two-and-a-half years to finally figure Virgo out and work it into their schtick.
So the big new trend is "edgy" New Age. "I'm an individualistic rebel" New Age. The new fad: setting yourself up as non-New Age, which is a very common practise - I've written about that before - but specifically as some sort of renegade or edgy truth-teller type who's on the outs with the mainstream New Agers. These people have twigged to the fact that the "love and light, bliss bunny" schpiel is a little played (a lot played). They've figured out that that's not going to do it for anyone with even an ounce of cool, sociological awareness or critical thinking skills, so they're starting to mock that paradigm a little as "soft" - to set themselves up outside it.
They also bring "the shadow" in, to the point that this is a current NA key term. Listen for it. As with everything New Age, they'll glom onto whatever they can to further their underlying agenda and ideology, including the darker, more taboo energies of the zodiac like Pluto, Black Moon Lilith, Eros, Eris, whatever. Of course, it's all superficial, and anyone with keen discernment can pick this out.
When you cut right through all the pseudo-alternative bullshit, it's the same ideology, the same spiritual materialism. They're snapped into the same system of spiritual hierarchy where they're higher up on the manufactured ladder of "superiour spiritual consciousness" and they have to save the poor, ignorant masses by imparting their guru-inspired brilliance. They spout the same idioms - they just sneak them in with a little more panache than your stereotypical traditional New Ager. Like Obama, they've figured out how to manipulate with the egalitarian Aquarian "be your own leader" language.
I've got a couple people who try to post comments on my site who do this. (REJECT!) They try to cosy up to me and mirror the things I'm saying, but then they try to sneak in their little grain of New Age poison.
The most recent one being that I've "given consent" for being poisoned by Cipro and basically that I should just shut my mouth and bliss out about it all.
You know why people have to go through shit like this? Because dumb fucks like you have spent your entire lives abnegating responsibility, keeping your heads buried in the powdery fine Arizona desert sand, blessed by Tibetan monks and pissed on by sacred camels that shit precious gemstones.
You know why life is so hard or so intense for the people who actually care about what happens on this planet and live accordingly? Because you don't. You talk and say nothing. You walk all around the issues that actually matter. You pass the buck. And the buck stops with the people who are sterling-charactered enough that they'll dig in and get the job done, even when you won't look at it.
So don't give me all that "spiritually superiour to the common person" horseshit. Most of them are way up on you without even trying. And most people are faced with rock-and-a-hard-place decisions due to collective circumstances on this planet, so spare me all that free will junk, too.
My critiques here may seem a little acerbic to people who don't work with the energies I do, but believe me - me mouthing off about this, anyone mouthing off about this, is necessary and will stay necessary for the next decade at least.
Uranus in Aries means we all have to be exactly who we are, exerting our identities and shooting from the hip whenever necessary to forge ahead into a real Aquarian paradigm. If we don't break out of the programmed identities and desires, we don't get to any real freedom or peace. We slide backward into more of the same, and I don't have the energy for that game anymore. A lot of us don't.
When we look at the situation with Uranus in Aries this time around, it's different from last time in that the Second World War came after the last Uranus transit of Aries, during Uranus in Taurus.
This time, the warmongers are trying to trigger a war right out of the gate - before we've even fully cleared Pisces. That's interesting. And it seems a little foolhardy and slapdash to me. They've really got to have every last detail, every bit of luck on their side to get this horror show off the ground. Saturn in Virgo doesn't like a rush. It has to do everything just so. And I'm not sure every last i has been dotted and every last t has been crossed.
The pressure from the square to Pluto in Capricorn combined with the timing of the astrological Aquarian era has them rushing, slapping things together that need time to gel and fuse.
So we'll see how this all shakes down.
What we can do is keep going, keep the faith, keep digging, stay aware, keep staring them down. We can keep driving for the alternative with as much vigour as we can muster.
We can stay with God, the loving source, the creator, spirit, the universe, your moral compass, whatever you call it - that's what we can do. And that's enough.