Sunday, May 30, 2010

Saturn Goes Direct in Virgo and We're on the Home Stretch, Beautiful Babies

Saturn is about to turn direct (12:08 p.m. Mountain), marking its last sweep through Virgo for almost 30 years. We've completed four of five Saturn oppositions to Uranus with one remaining in the zero degrees of cardinal Aries and Libra July 26.

For more on this, here's a previous post I wrote when Saturn first retrograded back into Virgo.

Saturn turning direct in Virgo is currently showing us a pattern, as well. Those nutty, nutty Bilderbergers are about to meet again in Spain (June 3-6), and you'll recall that they met last year just as Saturn was turning direct in Virgo, as well. Last year's meeting took place May 14-16 in Athens, Greece. Hmm, Greece you say...

This year's meeting takes place in Spain, which is apparently the next country that will need the "services" of this group and their International Monetary Fund.

Saturn going direct is a potent time period for agenda-setting, and one of the agendas being set by those crazy, fun-loving B-bergers will be the docket for next month's G8 and G20 meetings, going on simultaneously in Ontario, Canada on June 26 and 27.

The G20 meeting, involving the world's 20 wealthiest countries now self-appointed as worldwide overlords of economic policy, is the smokescreen. This meeting is being held in Canada's largest city - Toronto, Ontario - inviting massive crowds of demonstrators. The police presence is going to be huge and disgusting - theatrical, really. But also fucking frightening. Our NWO lapboy Stephen Harper is taking his orders.

Over one billion Canadian taxpayer dollars are being used to set up martial law in southern Ontario next month. Thousands and thousands of police officers and soldiers will be enforcing the secrecy of the "Global Governors," who are meeting behind fences, outside public knowledge or consent. The exact number of police/military is not known, but over 5,500 hotel rooms have been booked to house them.

Peacefully demonstrating citizens have gotten used to being gassed, pepper sprayed and hit with rubber bullets. This doesn't even shock anyone anymore. But now, Canada follows the United States' lead with the introduction of energy/sound weapons.

The Toronto City Police has purchased four Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRADs) to unleash on the protesters. Yep. We're not just renting these bad boys for the occasion. We're not just borrowing from our neighbours to the south like we would a cup of sugar or a snowblower. The Toronto police have locked them in. They will now be a regular part of policing in Canada. They've slid them into the public consciousness slick as shit.

T.O. police spokesperson Wendy Drummond: “They were purchased as part of the G20 budget process,” Drummond said. “It’s definitely going to be beneficial for us, not only in the G20 but in any future large gatherings.”

Yes, lots of fun for parties and gatherings of all kinds!

They're softening things by calling these LRADs "communication tools." Communication tools that can cause permanent hearing loss and inner ear damage, blood clots, aneurisms and can stop a pacemaker? The sound emitted is also being compared to the sound of a jet - sorry, but a jet was not purposefully designed to emit a frequency destructive to human beings.

From Lyn Davignon of the National Non Profit Party:

"This type of weapon disrupts the central nervous system, causes aneurisms, stroke, heart attack, blood clots, damages the eye retina causing blindness, causes permanent hearing loss, can cause permanent damage to your equilibrium (balance), and can kill anyone with a pacemaker.

In addition, it can cause structural damage to buildings...Sonic weapons have been used in Iraq by the US military. First tested at the University of Lyon, France in the 1960s, a six second blast of a 50 watt sonic weapon nearly killed the researchers...It caused structural damage to the building and was deemed to dangerous to continue testing."

The fun never stops.

The real power players, though - the leaders of the G8 countries - will be much more tucked away in cottage-country Huntsville, Ontario, away from the crowds of demonstrators. This is where the orders are really locked into place and the Pluto in Capricorn agendas fused.

The G8/G20 meetings have been set to coincide with the uber potent Full Moon Capricorn eclipse exactly conjunct Pluto in Capricorn on June 26. This eclipse takes place within the cardinal t-square formation, and the potential for this energy to be used in completely nasty, lock-down totalitarian ways by these so-called leaders is high.

There's not much I can do to sugar-coat this - nor is that my role. There's no need to curl up in the fetal position and cry ourselves to sleep over it, but I mean, the astrology is the astrology. You can check it out for yourselves: Summer 2010 Eclipse Season: G8, G20, and Martial Law A-Plenty.

I noticed someone posted an excerpt from my post on an Astrodienst message board. The person then said she hoped someone else could provide a more "positive" take on things.


A positive take on fascism. A positive take on the destructive worldwide agenda of the Global Governors. A positive take on martial law in Ontario, Canada, gassing and sound wave attacking demonstrators. A positive take on agent provacateurs being implanted to incite violence and justify police crack-down.

The only thing I can come up with here is that things could possibly be getting so Pluto in Cappie extreme, so increasingly brutal and harsh, that people will no longer be able to bury their heads in the sand. They'll have to start to look at what is going on in the world around them.

At the same time, I know how strong the powers of denial, willful ignorance and complacency are in the human population - especially among the NA positivity-pushers. I know how easily people swallow the mainstream media line that it's just the police and military doing their jobs, keeping those evil anarchists in line. Keeping the people "safe."

The only real empowerment here, with Pluto so strongly involved, is to face it. To dig a little deeper than the mainstream line and look at what's really going on. When you do that, the power it has over you is instantly mitigated, instantly released.

Maintaining our emotional comfort and health is crucial here, also - but it's equally important to bring this stuff to light in the public consciousness. Here's the required balance:

At the time that Saturn goes direct in Virgo, the Moon in Capricorn is exactly conjunct the North Node at 12 Capricorn. Venus in Cancer is exactly conjunct the South Node.

There is a highly intricate interplay of energies here along this nodal axis, requiring all our mastery.

Overall, we need to keep plowing forward, keep making concrete progress, keep putting one foot in front of the other, out of the Pluto in Capricorn rubble. This is the North Node path - the path out.

At the same time, we need our resting places, our feel-good spaces. We need the connection to hearth and home, to family and friends and other people who get it. We need to take rejuvenating time out for ourselves, when we can protectively sequester ourselves in our little cocoons. These are our touch-points, and they assist us greatly with that Capricorn North Node path. We just can't stay hunkered down there.

Go too far out on a North Node in Capricorn limb, and we emotionally crash and burn. Go too far into the past and into old emotional habits and comforts and patterns, and you'll get sucked in, drained and will lose your momentum.

The nodal axis always relates to soul-level guidance, but with the Moon exactly conjunct the North Node, the importance of our emotional cues are intensified.

We need to maintain emotional continuity here, moving forward out of the wreckage. We need to keep our emotional anchors strongly connected to that which sustains us now. These are tough times to move through emotionally, and we need the right balance. This will become even more important the further into the summer we get, when Saturn re-enters Libra for over two years.

There's a quote I remember from a sociologist. The guy says something about us having the responsibility to take on as much conscious awareness as we can stand. That sounds a little harsh, but I think it's valid - especially in these times.

So the balance here is to be aware of what we know we need to be aware of, to do what we can with that awareness, but to never go past our saturation point, especially emotionally.

When you're full to the brim with the Plutonic dirty dealings, please go look at some cute kitty videos on YouTube or stare into a flower in the park.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Uranus in Aries and Post-Pisces Spiritual Identity: "Indigos and Crystals and Rainbows" Versus "The Regular Folks"

I had a post on this subject on my now-defunct site, but I haven't published it here. This subject came up recently, and since Uranus is heading into Aries (identity) in just a couple hours, I'm thinking I'll put it out there.

The topic is the assigning of certain spiritual labels to people, especially to children.

I've noticed there are a lot of parents of a New Age persuasion who seem to want to create a paradigm where their children are this "Super-Human Spiritual Race" that has come here to save the planet. Whether the labels applied are crystal, indigo, rainbow, starseed, reincarnated Pleiadian royalty, or whatever - they seem to want to label kids, thereby putting some into the "spiritually special" camp and some into the "non-spiritually special camp."

I don't think it's ever a good idea to divide people into "spiritual" and "non-spiritual" - especially children. To me, people have inherent spirituality. But the New Age movement, especially, likes to set things up in a divisive, spiritually hierarchical way where some people are above others on their manufactured ladder rungs of enlightenment.

This feeds spiritual egos in some and keeps others insecure enough in their own spirituality that they'll swallow (and follow) anything those supposedly higher up on this ladder dish out.

In the same way that they clamour to put pseudo-enlightened gurus up on pedestals, they're now setting their children up there. I find this very creepy.

I mean, what ever happened to Aquarian egalitarianism? Really. Either you want to enter a real Aquarian paradigm where we're in the same boat, on the same planet, working together to solve our problems as equals, utilizing the strengths and skills of EVERYONE...or you want to stay in spiritual hierarchy. You can't have it both ways.

I understand that the souls newly on this planet are advanced - by necessity. We're in an extremely accelerated period of human evolution on this planet, and these kids are here for these times. Of course they're going to have to be quick on the uptake. They're going to have to grasp what's going on quite quickly and use all the tools available to them in the toolbox. And these times, built on the previous efforts of others, are supporting them in doing that.

One of the reasons I dislike this whole "Messiah Child Army" thing is that it's insulting to the members of lineages that have come before. People have worked their entire lives doing bone-wearying, alienating, dangerous work in circumstances that, in many ways, were much more difficult and heavy than today for those of a strong, conscious awareness. Those who have come before were often much less supported in the development and unfolding of their spirituality and spiritual work, and yet, they made remarkable progress. Without that progress, the climate would not exist where children could come to the planet already developed in these ways and able to use these spiritual tools right from the get-go.

Haven't parent's always placed big hopes in their children? Haven't they always delighted in how advanced and talented their kids are? I don't think today's parents have the market cornered on the belief that their children are special.

Living in a world in which people are aware enough to pick out a child's spiritual inclinations and influences right off the bat is a lovely thing - up to a point. But past that point, it doesn't serve anyone - not the parents, not the kids and not the society at large.

The terms "indigo" and "crystal" relate to the colours aura readers see around people when doing aura readings. Certain colours are associated with certain characteristics:

People considered to have a strong "indigo vibration" are associated with being "spiritual warriors." In basic terms, what this refers to is people who are system-busters, working to break down unjust and exclusionary dynamics, ideologies, systems, and hierarchies so that structures can be recreated in a form that works for everyone. These are people who were born not fitting in many ways, and they understand on a deep level that "the way things are" is unacceptable as long as it works for some and not for others.

The concept relates to going into systems and structures that are not working and trying to break problematic dynamics down while attempting to bring the problems within the situation to light. People who take on this type of stuff must be very sensitive and intuitive, trusting their own perceptions above all else, even when the people around them think they're crazy. They must have a strong will and an unshakable allegiance to themselves and to their inner guidance. They must have strong emotional empathy so that they can feel out complex problems and gauge danger. They go into extremely difficult (often dangerous) situations and do the energetic work that is there to be done. Often they're in situations where the powers-that-be are not too happy with what they’re doing, and they have intense powers of regeneration so they can process the negative energies they encounter and recover. In an extreme sense, they would rather die than continue as things are, and many have risked or lost their lives doing this work.

Not everyone lives these themes as a conscious, day-to-day guiding force, but these skills are used by a lot of different people in a lot of different situations.

For another example: "crystal/crystalline/octarine" is related to setting and holding unconditional love, transparency, peace and harmony on the planet. Crystal is related to Piscean consciousness, including the understanding of the basic energetic connection of living things on this planet. This relates to telepathic communication, psychic abilities, the ability to move objects. But it's quite basic, really. Under the right circumstances, we all have these abilities.

Just interact with people and children as who they are as individuals. If they're sensitive, appreciate their sensitivity. If they have psychic or intuitive abilities, appreciate that. Don't try to stick a label on what they are or divide them into rigid categories.

Uranus is ingressing Aries now, and our raw and true personal identities are very important going forward. That definitely includes spiritual identity, but I truly hope this divisive spiritual labelling of children (or anyone) is part of what's going down the Piscean era drain...starting today.

We're human beings. (At least, I am.) No further labelling required.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I Say Your Anus, You Say Urinous

I say ecological apocalypse, you say...uhh...ecological apocalypse.

Basically, we're going to have to smooth out our superficial differences here (as long as they are, indeed, superficial) because no one is going to be able to go this one alone, especially after Saturn re-enters Libra July 21.

Finding the Aquarian tribe where we really and truly fit, rough spots, sharp edges and all, will be paramount.

We have a Full Moon in Sagittarius tomorrow marking the point at which Uranus enters Aries (7:44 p.m. MT). New tribes coming into being.

Uranus entering Aries is an important astrological indicator - the scales have now been tipped from tail-end Piscean era to very-beginning Aquarian, and the direction we take from this point on pretty much determines how the next 2,000+ years are going to go on this planet.

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and the zero degree of Aries is a potent birth point degree out of a previous cycle. For seven years now, the mutual reception of Uranus and Neptune has marked a tightly interwoven transition time and overlap between the tail-end of the astrological Piscean era and the beginning of the Aquarian. Now, Uranus enters the zero degree of Aries and marks the earliest birth point indicator of this Aquarian era.

This is a grand-scale, multi-layered birth - out of the 2,000+ year astrological Piscean Age - and it's going to be just as raw and primal a birth as you would imagine. We've used every last bit of energy to take it this far, and now we move forward out of sheer will and a desire to see what sort of action will be catalyzed from our efforts...

Uranus in Aries starts fully vibing with its square to Pluto in Capricorn tomorrow night after the ingress, and we already see the effects of this square everywhere. People have had enough. We've had it up to here. We've been pushed up against a wall on almost all fronts. We've had our very survival on this planet toyed with by some seriously sick bastards, like a cat playing with a mouse. As Tommy Douglas said, it doesn't matter if it's the White Cats or the Black Cats ruling Mouseland - it's all the same, sick little game. That ends now.

As the nefarious Pluto in Capricornian agencies and individuals tighten the screws on their pyramid-scheme hierarchical structures and try to lock them into place, human beings are forced to take action if what they truly desire is freedom and soul-sovereignty.

Yeah, we know what these fuckers did. And we know what they're doing now.

The rage of injustice, the brutal, purposefully-inflicted hurt - this is our fuel now. This is our guiding edge. There's no pussy-footing around.

There is no power that can overcome the love we're connected to, aligned with. It works through us. It flows like water through every fibre. It is us, and we are it - connected to every sterling-charactered soul that has come before us, crossing their own etheric finish lines with their own last ounces of energy - just as we're doing now. Connected to every loving human being that is now and that will be in the future. That we are.

And the grit and the mud we've dragged ourselves through. The grit and mud we've purged from our bodies, our selves. The shackles we've broken. The taste of blood in our mouths.

We all push it just a little further, and Saturn in Virgo, stationing direct for its last sweep through that sign for almost 30 years, is proud.

Still, we're not quite there yet. So use this spring and summer as a potent directional seeding point in your life. Get excited, yes. But don't get too carried away with the active/yang/masculine.

Both Uranus and Jupiter are dipping into Aries for two to three months - just to give us a taste. Then, they will fall back into the last degrees of Pisces again. Uranus retrogrades back into Pisces August 13 and Jupiter does September 8. They will enter Aries for good in January (Jupiter) and March (Uranus) 2011.

As you can see, we've got quite a lot of work to do to bring this astrological Piscean Age to a successful and dignified close, mastering its lessons so that we aren't doomed to repeat previous mistakes and cycles.

We're going to need all that Uranian genius to deal with the problems we've got going on on this planet - not least of which is the absolute ecological catastrophe going on in the Gulf of Mexico.

The new word on that front is that this may not be simply an oil gusher - it's possible that an undersea volcano has been ruptured, unleashing all kinds of additional toxicity into the ocean.

This is on top of the 700,000 and counting gallons of chemical dispersant the brainiacs at British Petroleum have now pumped into the Gulf. Using this dispersant does absolutely nothing to clean up the oil or stop the gushing. In fact, it actually makes the problem worse because it breaks the oil up into tiny bits that do not rise to the surface and therefore, cannot be cleaned up - not to mention introducing massive quantities of a toxic chemical foreign to this ecosystem.

The dispersant BP is using is called Corexit (how fitting) and has been banned in Britain for a decade but is still being used in Canada and the United States.

From U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey in an article from the New York Times:

"Despite the assertions made by BP that dispersants can be safely used, we know almost nothing about the potential harm from the long-term use of any of these chemicals on the marine environment in the Gulf of Mexico, and even less about their potential to enter the food chain and ultimately harm humans.”

British Petroleum has disregarded orders from the United States Environmental Protection Agency to stop using Corexit, and we see so clearly the climate we're living in. It's a Pluto in Capricorn dystopia where Big Business does as it damn well pleases, using government regulations as mere guidelines that can be rejected at their discretion as they continue the destruction.

"Last Wednesday, the federal agency ordered BP to propose one or more alternative dispersants to regulators within 24 hours. Then it gave the company 72 hours after that deadline to stop using Corexit and make a switch. Officials and scientists from the E.P.A. and the oil company met Sunday night and were apparently unable to reach a compromise before the deadline passed.

“We are continuing to use Corexit while we’re still working with E.P.A. on alternatives,” said Mark Salt, a spokesman for the oil company, said by telephone from Texas on Monday."

Still "working with the E.P.A on alternatives", eh?

Ceres Rx in early Capricorn, conjunct Pluto, has tapped some people on the shoulder, reminding them that the simplest and most natural solutions are always the best. Hay can be used to absorb oil, then dried and burned as an energy source. There are a lot of people talking on the internet about this.

People are thinking and talking about the situation in the Gulf far and wide - including in my home area of southeast Saskatchewan, which has not exactly been a hotbed of socioplitical activity since I've been alive. *ahem* So that's a good sign.

Mercury leaves its retrograde shadow at 12 degrees Taurus early on Friday, May 28, so let's see what concrete, practical, Taurean solutions come out of that.

It would be nice if it didn't take the absolute catastrophic crisis point to catalyze this type of interconnection and pulling together to solve our problems, but, for now, I'll take it. (Although, isn't it ridiculously horrifying that it takes something this fucking bad for people to twig to any kind of Piscean understanding of energetic inter-relatedness on this planet - that what affects one living thing really does affect all living things?)

It's true that we're not exactly dealing with ideal circumstances here. I was hoping for a very different planetary scenario to start this astrological Aquarian Age off, and I was pouring my heart and soul into bringing about that desired scenario. A lot of us were. But there was a sudden change in direction that we could not have foreseen. The bottom dropped out in a lot of ways.

And that's OK. Now we adjust to this new direction. We figure out, together, what it means, and we explore the different scenarios and possibilities. I really feel that they'll be even more exciting and inspiring and empowering and freeing than the previous ones we held in our hearts.

Something I'm hearing echoed lately is that it's too late, it's too late.

I don't think so at all. When you get right down to it, we're still doing what we came here to do. We're vital, crucial. Every day counts now, and things are just getting started in a lot of ways.

So let me just shift gears on this little blog, and away we go...

Uranus enters Aries tomorrow night (7:44 p.m.)
Mercury leaves its retrograde shadow in Taurus May 28.
Saturn goes direct at 27 Virgo May 30.
Neptune goes retrograde at 28 Aquarius May 31.
Jupiter enters Aries June 6.
Mars leaves Leo for Virgo after almost eight months June 7.
Jupiter and Uranus conjunct at zero degrees on June 8.
Mercury enters Gemini, post-retrograde in Taurus, June 9.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Today in the Astro News...

Jupiter in Pisces (conjunct Uranus) is opposing Saturn in Virgo today at 27 degrees of the signs. Saturn is grinding to a halt as it stations direct May 30, increasing the tightness and constriction that Saturn in Virgo does so well.

This aspect is the planet of expansion and broadening our horizons, especially related to the spiritual track that is going to lead us into the future from here (Jupiter in Pisces conjunct Uranus), opposing the planet of necessary restriction, obstacles and maturation in the sign of painstaking detail (Saturn in Virgo). We're being pulled insistently in opposing directions by the planets in these mutable signs with lots of adaptive responses to the changing energetic conditions necessary.

The Moon in Virgo today joins in on the fun, conjuncting Saturn and opposing Jupiter and Uranus.

Venus in Cancer is also about to oppose Pluto in Capricorn tomorrow night on 4 degrees of the signs. This is the same degree of the super potent cardinal T-square and Full Moon Capricorn eclipse coming up next month.

I've been using the "f" word a little more than usual the past couple days, which always signals to me a Pluto aspect coming exact! And yes, lo and behold, there it is - Venus and Pluto opposing (9:15 p.m. MT tomorrow). Venus has already opposed Ceres Rx in Capricorn, which brings Ceres into the mix - some early action preceding next fall's Venus retrograde in Scorpio when Pluto and Ceres come together with the North Node in early Capricorn.

This Venus transit of early Cancer for the next few days is giving us a preview of the upcoming energies.

So if you need a little hidey hole to hunker down in or a place to express some of that Plutonic pressure, may I suggest Willow's Worldwide Astro Karass (post below)?

The Moon enters lovely Libra at 8:50 p.m. tonight and should provide a little relief and a brief chance to come back to a state of emotional balance.

Use this window well because the Moon very quickly forms a cardinal T-square with Venus in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn. Any relating issues stirred up here are, again, precursor to this summer's intense cardinal squares.

We're going to have to take our breathers when-so-ever we can because the intensity just keeps coming.

Zen masterdon, here we come.

Monday, May 17, 2010

How Much Oil Has Really Leaked Into the Gulf?

British Petroleum has now inserted a tube into the broken pipe at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico in their latest attempt to stem the flow of oil coming from their damaged deepwater oil operation. BP says this tube is now diverting about 1,000 barrels of oil per day. A drop in the bucket.

The estimates of how many gallons of oil have really spewed into the Gulf of Mexico are wildly variable. PBS has come up with the widget above where you can adjust the flow rate and see just what we could be dealing with here. Mind-boggling doesn't even begin to describe it.

BP themselves told U.S. Congress that as many as 60,000 barrels of oil could be escaping per day, not the 5,000-barrel estimate initially used. This would mean 2.5 million gallons per day or about 70 million gallons since the explosion happened, completely dwarfing the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989 in Alaska (10.8 million gallons). The affected beaches in Alaska still smell like a gas station 21 years later. The ecosystem has not recovered, nor have fishermen recovered their livelihoods in this area.

Other experts in the field estimate a worst-case scenario of as many as 4.2 million gallons per day, jacking the number up to over 100 million gallons.

Putting this in perspective, according to engineer Paul Noel, it takes only one quart of motor oil to make 250,000 gallons of ocean water toxic to wildlife.

The media is pretty much mum while world leadership sits back doing jack shit as the ecosystem and food chain are poisoned...

Where is our leadership here?

The enormity of this event is slowly tugging at the ancient water knowledge within the bodies and souls of every human being who still has a hint of this understanding. The Piscean energy has been forced to teach its master lessons on energetic connection in this way, and I really wish it weren't the case.

En masse, we can't seem to get beyond trauma-based evolution - a big part of that being pseudo-leadership that profits from misery and destruction, leading us directly into these disasters. There is no pro-activity - just irresonsible situation after irresponsible situation being forced to inevitable conclusions.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Chiron and Jupiter-Uranus Bookend Transiting Pisces and My Head Keeps Swirling, Swirling

These times. I tell ya.

I have to confess something that has been going on with me and this blog for almost six months now. I didn't really want to go into it, but this continues to bug me, so here it is:

One of the symptoms of an adverse reaction to Cipro is morbid thoughts. Usually, when not poisoned by this shit, you can balance these types of thoughts off and dispell them, but Cipro overwhelms these mitigating abilities. The techniques we all develop to calm and comfort ourselves and keep our even-keeled little centres are somehow damaged or intercepted by this drug, and you stop being able to pull yourself out of the dark doomy gloomy. It affects you emotionally in this way, and in the same way it affects you physically, interfering with and blocking your body's natural healing mechanisms. Evil stuff.

So since December, the drug-induced terror has faded to a pervasive sense of impending doom. A pretty specific doom, actually. The one where you're not long for this world.

And one of the things I've been thinking about while contemplating the possibility of not being long for this world is: how are the people who read my blog going to know that I'm gone? :-) This is an actual concern of mine right now, and I'm planning who I can trust with the task of posting my death notice on this blog in the case of my untimely demise and moderating any commentary reaction following it. heh

I really can't tell at the moment if it's the Cipro screwing with me, if it's Jupiter and Uranus, currently conjunct on my Pisces South Node in the 8th house (house of death, wills, legacies and such), on top of it being fin de Piscean Era, in general...or if it really is almost time's up for Willow. Hey, Patsy Cline predicted her own death at age 30.

I was talking at the end of a previous post about how those of a certain sensitivity level are having our tolerance and stamina tested in a big way. We have been for a good long while now, but it has taken a severity turn that I didn't foresee. I never thought I would be so seriously staring down the possibility that this Earthly environment could soon become too hostile for the likes of me. That my adaptation skills, already honed quite well through a lifetime of heavy usage, would possibly not be able to cut the mustard. But really, who did think we'd be staring down the situations we're staring down right now? And I mean on a basic, day-to-day level, outside the realm of A-bomb what-ifs and end-times prophesies.

The Piscean themes are haunting a lot of us right now. I hear the echoes from a lot of people. The endings are huge. I knew they were because the astrology tells me so, but the actual practical living through them is something no one can ever really be prepared for.

A lot of people are talking about the "choice" to leave the planet now - my naturopath included. People are talking about planetary evacuation and such.

It's ringing in my ears, but I don't want to go. I just want things to get better.

It's all swirling around with this mutable T-square going on. And Mercury in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn is confronting us with all these situations that are just a bit too real.

I've been writing about the Gulf oil gusher a lot, and yesterday I met a Chinese fellow in the park by my place who asked me to have a conversation with him to help him improve his English. I found out he's in Calgary with a bunch of his colleagues on a three-month English training course. It turns out they all work for China's national oil company, China National Petroleum Corporation. This fellow does safety and risk management - specifically, he works on a vessel doing deepwater offshore seismic exploration in Saudi Arabia. Of course he does. We had a lot to talk about. He was delighted that Calgary still has wildlife. I was horrified to think of a city that doesn't.

A lady I went to high school with named her baby boy Diezel Storm a couple weeks ago. (Her husband works on oil rigs.)

A Winnipeg man who had set out for Calgary to start a moving company just turned up in a Regina, Saskatchewan hospital after being tortured and beaten for three months. He has extensive brain damage and is recognizable by his family only by the colour of his eyes. Parts of his lips and tongue have been removed. The side-by-side photo of him before the torture and after was one of the most disturbing things I've seen. The media really ought to warn you before they lay that shit on you. Especially with all this Pisces flying around.

We've got 59 dead and a couple hundred wounded in Thailand as the police continue to open fire on protesters demonstrating against the current un-democratically elected government. The media in this country seems to be reporting in a stance sympathetic to the police gunning people down. And we've got plans for a full-on police state in Ontario, Canada this summer as we host the G8 and G20 during that Capricorn eclipse conjunct Pluto. Tin soldiers and Harper's comin', la la la la la la laaaaa.

Already, I've had Kent State and Jackson State turning over in my mind, and the impending doom feeling digs in a little...

The guys picking cans out of the dumpster behind my building are better and better dressed these days.

I see chemtrails sprayed over downtown Calgary, at times daily. My body often feels like lead. This winter, any time the sun would start to peek out, we'd get a spray, and it would soon cloud over. Sunshiny reprieves during the Canadian winter are a necessity for feeling human. Without them, sluggish depression sets in.

I had a two-hour conversation a couple nights ago with my Dad about the state of the world. Neither of us can understand how we've gone from, a mere 50 or 60 years ago, people like him and his family living without electricity, running water or telephones to THIS. Rampant and obsessive consumption of resources that threatens the very survival of the human race.

I grew up drinking water from an artesian well, straight out of the Earth. And now, post-fluoroquinolone antibiotic poisoning, I have to get reverse osmosis water delivered at 28 bucks a pop so that I don't further poison myself with the fluoride and chlorine in the city water. It feels so disconnected to me to do this, especially in Canada. I was really upset when I first started getting it and wondered, how can I possibly sustain this? Now, I just drink it down.

So where is this post going? I have no idea. It's all just swirling around in a world I'm having a hard time understanding anymore.

Venus Forms a Mutable T-Square with Saturn and Jupiter-Uranus

Venus at 27 Gemini squares Jupiter at 27 Pisces early tomorrow morning, and this kicks off a fast-moving and very potent mutable T-square involving Saturn, Jupiter and Uranus.

Venus will square Saturn, currently stationing direct in Virgo, early Tuesday morning (May 18) and Uranus on the 29th degree of Pisces - two degrees past Jupiter - on Wednesday (May 19).

This is a very potent configuration over the next three days moving us ever-closer to the finale of the Saturn-Uranus opposition cycle we've been struggling with since November 2008. We're done with the exact oppositions in Virgo-Pisces and have just one more opposition to go - on the zero degrees of cardinal Aries and Libra on July 26.

With Venus in Gemini playing such a pivotal role here, even the simplest of daily interactions have big impact.

Jupiter, Uranus and Saturn are all at the tail-end of the mutable signs, providing the impetus for the final adaptation, shifts and changes we need to get us into proper position for this summer's cardinal t-squaring action and new directional force.

Any words that need to be spoken or ideas that need to be communicated to bring the Saturn-Uranus opposition cycle to a satisfying close will be coming forth now. Even the seemingly small stuff is meaningful, so listen for messages in unexpected places.

That is not to say communicating will be easy - in T-square formation, things could be tight, constricting and even painful on this front. Mercury is just now back up to full speed after a retrograde in slow-and-steady-to-the-point-of-frustration Taurus, so words aren't exactly flying off the tongue right now.

But it's important, so try your best to communicate clearly and with love. Make connections, and see what happens.

There will be some demandingly quick movement taking place over the next few days coupled with more Mercury in Taurus grounding and lulls - a tricky combination to stay on top of and one that could create some antsiness.

The Sun and Mercury are also soon heading into Gemini, but by the time they reach the end of the sign, both Jupiter and Uranus will have entered Aries. They'll square the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction at zero Aries once they enter Cancer, so this Venus-driven T-square is the last mutable one involving Saturn and Uranus. A nice milestone and one we need.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

New Moon in Taurus After All Day in the Dark and Broken Record Time

The Moon and Sun come together at 23 degrees Taurus tonight and we have a New Moon (7:04 p.m. MT) after spending all day in the Dark of the Moon. And boy, do we ever need some renewal with this earthiest of earth signs.

This New Moon in Taurus is square Neptune in Aquarius and hearkens back to this time last year when the personal planets in Taurus were squaring the uber over-hyped "triple Aquarius conjunction."

I was talking then about the dangers of getting caught up in intoxicating Neptunian illusions related to the future, technology and the "Aquarian Era" and overlooking the practical fundamentals of life on Planet Earth. With Jupiter involved, over-reaching on this front and blowing "the promise of the future" way out of proportion was recipe for wounding and devastation (Chiron).

And as Chiron dips into the zero degree of Pisces and Uranus bookend transits the final degree of the sign, we have a gaping reminder of these dynamics - and the massive failure in successfully dealing with the requirements of physical, Earthly reality - with the gushing hole at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico still spewing 200,000 gallons of oil per day into the sea. Pisces is associated with both oil and oceans.

In a hearing being conducted by the United States Coast Guard and the governmental Minerals Management Service in Kenner, Louisiana, Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Michael Odom testified May 12 that the type of deepwater offshore oil drilling being conducted by companies like British Petroleum is basically unregulated.

"Odom said many of the regulations are based on near-shore operations and are not providing the best guidance for the latest deepwater systems.

"The pace of the technology has definitely outrun the current regulations," Odom said."

In another thumbs up to the awesomeness of globalization, because the deepwater oil rig was flying a foreign flag, governmental agencies could not certify the materials the pipes and rig were built with or the blowout preventers that could have potentially stopped the disaster from happening.

"Like the Minerals Management Service, the U.S. Coast Guard inspects vessels, including drilling rigs, checking the non-drilling related systems on board. It's control over Deepwater Horizon was somewhat limited because it flew the flag of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and foreign flag states have some monitoring using a non-governmental group of inspectors called a "classification society."

Summing up the situation as far as safety regulation, Coast Guard Captain Hung Nguyen said, "We have self-certification of critical equipment and safety notices that are not enforceable..."

This leaves the companies to declare their own operations safe - highly inadvisable considering BP's record on this front.

In a fit of black hilarity, BP executives were actually on board the Deepwater Horizon celebrating the project's safety record when the explosion happened. They escaped unharmed, but nine rig crew and two engineers died in the explosion, which is being reported as having been caused by a massive methane bubble.

British Petroleum's first scrambling-after-the-fact attempt at containing the flow of oil was building a huge coffer dam (dome) and then lowering it to the sea floor to place over the spewing pipe. That attempt failed when the coffer dam became clogged with sea crystals, and now they are planning to lower a smaller coffer dam in the next few days. Basically, there is no protocol for this. This type of deepwater offshore oil drilling is going on without any sort of plan for a worst case scenario disaster like the one now going on.

As online commenter Leonard33 puts it:

"It would be an exciting time to be a BP engineer. Any cockamamie idea is probably given full consideration. Maybe a giant diaper could be placed over the leak -- new diapers are remarkably absorbent."

Executives from BP, the oil services company Halliburton and the rig operator Transocean have now been called before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and are all pointing their fingers at each other. Side-stepping responsibility on all fronts is the name of the game. Shifty, shady Pluto in Capricorn.

It's a broken record, but these are the master Piscean lessons. Twenty-ninth degree stuff being triggered by the neglect of duty and responsibility with this sign from the very get-go, from the very first degree of the sign of Pisces (Chiron on zero Pisces).

We don't move forward successfully into Aquarius without mastering this, or at the very least doing a whole hell of a lot better job with it, and collectively, there is still a massive amount of work to do here. That's putting it mildly.

Let's recall that Chiron will be in Pisces for the first eight years of the official astrological Aquarian Age. Not dealing with these Piscean themes and using this wisdom and understanding as a guiding mechanism for our decisions puts every living thing on this planet at risk. That's not fearmongering. That's fact. We see this reflected in this initial Chiron in Pisces event - the gushing oil leak in the Gulf. This isn't just a problem for Louisiana or Mississippi or Florida. This is a problem that has the potential to destroy the world's oceans altogether. And we've got 16 more operations, more than likely just as shoddy and slap-dash and unregulated, currently drilling at depths below 5,000 feet in the Gulf...

It's broken record astrological dynamics we're dealing with currently, also. (You see why the old souls are so fed up?)

This year, instead of the triple Aquarius conjunction, it's the hyping of the "Cardinal Climax" and overemphasis on the dynamic, masculine, yang energy with so many people already looking ahead to Uranus in Aries.

Well, folks, we've got a whole heaping pile of problems with the 12th sign of the zodiac - the sign most prefer to ignore and keep invisible. Uranus may be dipping into Aries for a couple months, but it's back at this degree of Pisces (the Gulf degree) mid-August and stays in late Pisces all the way until March 2011. Jupiter Rx will also conjunct Uranus Rx at 28 Pisces in September.

Believe me, getting too caught up in Jupiter conjunct Aries (June 8) is not wise. We're not staying there (neither Jupiter nor Uranus is), and the outpouring of excitement this aspect will generate in people who don't understand the retrograding action cannot be spared at this time as wasted energy.

Jupiter conjunct Uranus at zero Aries is significant, yes. It's an official Aquarian Era marker and a potent seed time. What happens now and over the next five years as Uranus and Pluto repeatedly square off is the make or break. It's a very pivotal time, direction-wise.

But just take a quick look back at all the neglected, unresolved Piscean Era problems we're collectively trying to drag along with us. Neptune, Uranus and Jupiter are all going retrograde this spring/summer to help us do just that. None of this cardinal square stuff is coming up out of the blue. We've been working on all this for a good, long while now.

Just like last year at this time, we've got the Sun and Mercury in Taurus - grounded, real, physical reality - and we can no longer stuff this down into the collective subconscious. At the tail-end of the tail-end astrological Piscean Era, the collective subconscious is plumb full. It's stocked. It's overflowing. And we see it overflowing in that three million gallons of oil (and counting) advancing on the Gulf Coast shores.

The travesties being committed by irresponsible Pluto in Capricornian agencies are coming out into concrete physical reality, with help from Mercury and the Sun in Taurus and Saturn in Virgo, where no one can deny them. Pushing up to the surface, just like that oil is, despite all attempts to hide the extent of the damage by dispersing it with chemicals or burning it off.

We've just had a challenging Mercury retrograde period in Taurus trying to reinforce these very issues.

And looking back to last spring, the planets and the dynamics and themes they're indicating are almost a mirror image.

At that time we were experiencing a Mercury retrograde in Taurus while the personal planets in Taurus squared Jupiter-Chiron-Neptune in Aquarius. Pluto was in early Capricorn and Saturn was stationing direct in Virgo, just as it is now.

From the Saturn in Virgo Direct post in May 2009:

"We're meant to take the vision out of the realm of rhetoric and live it. To take it out of the hands of criminal so-called leaders, disconnect from their version of the future, and determine what it really means to us personally.

This is the radical Aquarian break. The line we draw in the sand. Where we take back the "revolution," the "vision," the "future" from those who have co-opted these terms and used them against us. This is where we say enough is enough and demand real freedom, for everyone. To live with that goal at the forefront. This is where we are no longer willing to accept the version of false freedom that is packaged and sold to us. This is where we wrestle our intellectual independence away from the people and institutions that corrupt it.

Or we choose to go along with it. It's a personal choice each individual has to make.

Revolution is a trendy word these days, used by advertisers to sell cars and body spray. Self-declared visionaries run around, a new one every day, it seems, trying to get people on board their particular vision and version of the future.

This is why the use of personal discernment and judgement required by Saturn in Virgo is so important right now. Define these things for yourself.

Cut away the noise and excess. Pare down to what is basic, simple, necessary, meaningful, real to you in your life. The more we sever ties to toxic structures and energy dynamics, the better we feel. Refuse to play the game. Reconnect with simple pleasures and the appreciation you have for what is real and good in your life. Guard that carefully.

It's important that we have our feet planted firmly on the ground now, stripping away falsity to more fully understand the conditions we are working with.

If we don't personally make the choice regarding which version of the "future vision" we wish to bring about, the choice is made for us...

Taurus is a sign rooted to Earth. It's the sign where we commit to making progress in the physical realm. Slow, methodical, sure-footed progress. In Taurus we lay a solid foundation - one that will physically support our grand dreams and goals.

Taurus knows that what is really valuable doesn't just miraculously come into existence. There is effort involved to bring about the quality of physical life it desires. Taurus is a fixed sign, and once it gets going, it wants to keep going. There is nothing it dislikes more than shoddy workmanship. It doesn't want to go back over a crappy job later on. It wants to do things right the first time, and it's willing to put the time and effort into things initially to make sure things are on a solid footing. No movement unless it's the right movement...

We must determine what is required from us in the here and now, in our conscious moment, and take the next step. Taking even the smallest of concrete steps, when we know it's right. Enduring through resistance. Severing ties to anything that does not truly reflect our personal values. This is how the widescale change gets it's legs and digs in in a way that is going to be meaningful over the long run.

So our vision is coming into check by physical-reality-based circumstances. And some fucked up physical-reality-based circumstances they are.

At the same time, the Aquarian part of the square ensures that we push for our preferred future as we see it. Our freedom is at stake. We can't get bogged down in tradition and history (Taurus) and talk ourselves out of what is possible. We know we're in new territory, creating something that hasn't previously existed, and we have to maintain the integrity of that vision."

So yeah. There we have it. It's make or break time.

Our so-called leadership has failed us - politically, socially, spiritually. It has been corrupted in the most egregious manner. We have no leaders among the current crop.

And so we're our own leaders.

Again, I would urge you to give up driving or to drive only when absolutely necessary, with due respect and reverence. Those aren't just dinosaur bodies you're fuelling up with. ;-) Share a car. Start a mini car co-op with family or friends. Just do something small to lessen the pressure on this situation.

It really feels as if those of a certain sensitivity and awareness and spiritual understanding/lineage are hanging by a thread. The situation on this planet, at times, feels at the brink of untenable, and that saddens and scares me. I want the spiritual lineages I know, love and respect to continue on this planet, to carry forward. I don't want people (or animals or plants) who are among the last of their kind being driven to extinction. This is a difficult subject to really delineate, but perhaps those reading know what I mean here. We're all hoping for the best, but it's not enough to hope. Every last decision, action, word seem to count now.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Lowdown and Mother Earth Water Walk Day

Mercury is retrograde in early Taurus for about another week, turning direct May 11. Our patience is being tested and tested again...and again.

Saturn is slowing in late Virgo to turn direct May 30. More patience required.

The Sun in Taurus has just squared Mars in Leo. Squares from bodies in Taurus have been keeping our forward motion in tight check on this front. Mars is still in retrograde shadow degrees - hitting new territory May 17.

Pluto and Ceres are retrograde in tight conjunction in early Capricorn, trining Mercury. The situation is pretty sombre for those of us not living in some pseudo-transcendent bubble or talking ourselves into the idea that it doesn't really matter, anyway - that we're meant for bigger and better things in this Universe than Planet Earth! Sigh.

Uranus, ruler of Aquarius, is transiting the anaretic degree of Pisces, the last degree of the zodiac. It's tail-end Piscean Era, and we've got what could become the oil disaster to end all oil disasters going on in the Gulf of Mexico.

In a classic case of "closing the barn door after the horses have gotten out," more than two weeks in and after two million or so gallons of oil have been dumped into the sea, British Petroleum is attempting to figure out some way to stop the gush of oil while they drill a relief well, estimated to take three months to complete. BP is now planning to lower a coffer dam (a giant dome) to the ocean floor to place over the leak in hopes that it will contain most of the oil. This coffer dam was built only after BP was ordered by Obama to take responsibility for the ongoing spill. No proactive safety protocols here - just ineffectual scrambling after the worst case scenario has already happened. How can these companies be allowed to continue hideously dangerous drilling practises with absolutely no plan for containing the pressure involved?

If human technology (Aquarius) can't figure out some way to stop this gush of oil (Pisces), it could be game over for our oceans altogether. This is so textbook Piscean/Aquarian overlap, I can't help but roll my eyes in disgust. The Pisceans have seen this stuff coming millenia away, but our cautions too often fall on deaf ears...

All in all, things have been slow, careful, and restricted lately, with Plutonic pressure and Piscean/Neptunian despair threatening around the edges.

When I think of all the wonderful little sea creatures that are going to ingest oil, get sick and die along the Gulf Coast, I just want to cry. But really, there are few tears left this far along.

And it's not only the sea creatures. This is the point most people seem to miss.

Eleven families have a big, gaping hole in them right now.

Fishermen have had their livelihoods destroyed. As we know, along with that comes increased rates of bankruptcy, domestic violence, divorce, even suicide. The farmers know this scenario well.

These are the Piscean lessons, see? This is what most people on this spinning wheel can't seem to grasp - or would rather overlook than take responsibility for. It really is all interconnected. Events like this one have chain reaction consequences that go on for decades, a century maybe, more.

The world probably wouldn't give two hoots about Louisiana fisherman losing their livelihoods and ways of life...but what about when Miami's South Beach is threatened? Or the Florida Keys?

Hmm...getting your attention now, dumb fucks? (Erm...not referring to the people reading this.) When the playgrounds of the rich and famous are at risk, suddenly people's ears perk up. And you get Arnold Schwartzenegger mawing into the camera about it.

So yeah, you ignorant, self-absorbed bastards, this affects you!

What affects one affects all. What is done to the Earth is done to us. Toxifying our oceans, our land, our air, our lakes and rivers toxifies us. It cycles through all living things. When your health is gone, those little scraps of paper we call money don't matter a bit.

As much as the Atlantean Aquarians want to turn us into robots or hybrids or space travellers, we're biological organisms, inextricably connected to the Earth and all its living things. That's the case. No getting around it, no matter what sci fi fantasy world you live in.

Today has been declared Mother Earth Water Walk Day. And wow. Aren't we doing a bang-up job honouring Mama Earth and her water?

A Canadian Ojibwa grandmother, Josephine Mandamin, and a group of other First Nations women walked around all five Great Lakes between 2003 and 2008, carrying a pail of water with them, as a protective action and to bring attention to the necessity of stewardship of the Earth's water, keeping it clean and healthy for current and future generations.

They were also drawing attention to the current state of the lakes, especially Lake Ontario, and the levels of pollution and heavy metals in the water.

You can listen to Josephine speaking about the water walk here:

Mother Earth Water Walk Part One
Mother Earth Water Walk Part Two
Mother Earth Water Walk Part Three

Josephine speaks about the lack of support from men on these issues and the necessity of the feminine and the masculine coming back together to work together. She also speaks of the ongoing phenomenon of science (Aquarius) "proving" what has been known spiritually (Pisces) all along about water.

Our water is precious. As precious as any child. And the horror and rage I feel at these filthy-souled (do they have souls?) men abusing and mistreating our water, our land, our air and us cannot be expressed in words.

All I can do is join with those who know and who feel the same way. It's the only way I can continue to stomach what has been done and is being done to this Earth, to all living things, to us. They have no right to do what they're doing.

Please oppose all offshore oil drilling. Support renewable, non-polluting energy sources and the development of more of these.

Give up driving or at the very least drive only when absolutely necessary. Think about what you're supporting when you drive, when you consume cheap oil and gas, and drive responsibly, with that firmly in mind. The joyride is over.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Ceres-Pluto in Capricorn and the Environmental Irresponsibility of Big Oil

British Petroleum CEO Tony Hayward claims his company is not responsible for the offshore drilling rig explosion that killed 11 men April 20 and has resulted in 200,000 gallons of oil per day being pumped into the Gulf of Mexico. There is no way to stop or contain the current gush of oil, and this level of spill could go on for months. Just ponder that for a moment.

U.S. Gulf Coast states Louisiana, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi have declared states of emergency as they wait for the massive oil slick to wash ashore (just as that bird is unknowingly doing in the picture above). This spill threatens shrimp and oyster beds, fish stocks and fragile marshland ecosystems full of other marine life.

Shrimp and fishing boats are now sitting idle and the livelihoods of fishermen and their families are in limbo.

The Blessing of the Fleet was to occur yesterday (Sunday) at Gulf Island Marina in Chalmette, Louisiana, but no commercial boats were there to receive their blessing. They are docked, restricted from beginning their season due to the oil slick.

British Petroleum, owned by the Rothschild family, is woefully unequipped to deal with a spill of this nature, nor does it care to deal with it. These are the Rothschilds we're talking about. Due care and attention for human beings or animal and plant life on this planet have never been on the priority list. The complete opposite, actually.

And you can see by British Petroleum's track record over the past five years just how absent from the priority list they really are. From an article at The Daily Green:

"In March 2005, a massive explosion ripped through a tower at BP's refinery in Texas City, Texas, killing 15 workers and injuring 170 others. Investigators later determined that the company had ignored its own protocols on operating the tower, which was filled with gasoline, and that a warning system had been disabled. The company pleaded guilty to federal felony charges and was fined more than $50 million by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Almost a year after the refinery explosion, technicians discovered that some 4,800 barrels of oil had spread into the Alaskan snow through a tiny hole in the company's pipeline in Prudhoe Bay. BP had been warned to check the pipeline in 2002, but hadn't, according to a report in Fortune. When it did inspect it, four years later, it found that a six-mile length of pipeline was corroded."

Hideous negligence and arrogant lack of regard for life being given slap on the wrist after slap on the wrist and allowed to proceed - the story of most corporate operations these days.

Obama has pressured BP to take responsibility for the current spill (ha!), and their answer to the ongoing disaster has been to pump chemical dispersants into the source of the oil leak.

As online commenter msdasista points out, this just buries the problem instead of actually cleaning it up:

"This "dispersant" is not "working." It is simply keeping it from getting to the surface, where it can be cleaned up. Now the oil, in combination with another petrochemical byproduct called "dispersant," is hovering in the water column making it much more likely to be ingested by all underwater species (including oysters) and migratory pelagics like tuna, etc. The environmental problem, while now hidden, has been worsened exponentially by the addition of "dispersants.""

Burying and obscuring the environmental destruction caused by your corporate activities and making things even worse through that burying/obscuring - how very Pluto in Capricorn.

But again, Ceres isn't having it. Not this time. This poor old Earth is at the brink. It's fully saturated as far as disaster-absorption of the nefarious corporate oligarchy. And it's about ready to start eviction notices.

Uranus is currently transitting the last degree of the zodiac - 29 Pisces. Pisces is the sign related to both the ocean and oil. The 29th degree of Pisces is the end of the road, the final saturation point - psychically, emotionally, ecologically.

This sign, at the end of the astrological Piscean Age, has been the watery grave dumping ground for far too many dark and dirty secrets. The pollution of our oceans reflects this.

Far too much remains unresolved as we push forward into the Aquarian Era, and this does not bode well.

The forced corporate continuation of the Oil Age - instead of putting resources into the evolution past oil to solar, wind, geothermal and other safe, non-polluting energy sources - is now causing disaster after disaster.

Unfortunately, it's good, decent people who always seem to pay the price for top-down corporate criminality of this nature.

I'm sorry families of the men killed. I'm sorry animals. I'm sorry Gulf Coasters. I'm sorry Louisianans. On top of Katrina, this is way too much.

But we're into the master Piscean lessons here, aren't we?

The only way to shoulder this much grief, pain and despair is to share it around. With true Piscean energetic connection, this has happened to us all. Your ecological tragedy is our ecological tragedy, whether the effects hit now or 10 or 30 or 50 years from now.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Ceres-Pluto in Capricorn Headlines

A quick scan of world headlines from last week finds plenty of Ceres conjunct Pluto in Capricorn themes:

On Tuesday, the day before the Scorpio Full Moon and the Ceres retrograde station, more than 1,500 tractors were driven through the streets of Paris as thousands of French grain farmers protested grain prices so low they don't begin to cover input costs, let alone provide a living wage. These farmers face bankruptcy due to wild fluctuations in grain prices which force them into reliance on European Union subsidies, and their protests highlight a worldwide crisis in agriculture.

“We can no longer make a living out of what we produce,” Yves, a 44-year-old cereal and rapeseed farmer from north-east France told FRANCE 24.

“We’re calling for an end to the subsidy system, which is completely absurd,” added Yves. “We just want prices to be regulated so they honestly reflect what the product is worth. We can’t deal with the unstable prices and fluctuations we’re seeing today. We’re not traders or speculators, we’re men of the land," he said.

This reflects the attitude of many farmers across the world who do not want to be forced to rely on government subsidies, begging for enough to scrape by year-to-year. They want a fair price for their products that will allow them to earn a decent living for their labour.

Another Ceres-Pluto showdown is currently unfolding in the Big Oil arena:

The explosion at a British Petroleum offshore oil drilling rig on April 20 killed 11 people and caused a spill that is still spewing 200,000 gallons of oil per day into the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi have declared states of emergency as the oil slick advances, and Louisiana's oyster and shrimping beds are now at risk.

The growing oil slick threatens the U.S. Gulf Coast, home to some of the richest ecosystems in the world.

"An area of mainly marshes and swamplands, the Gulf Coast states are home to diverse species of fish and crustaceans, as well as whales, alligators, marine tortoises, dolphins, pelicans and other migratory birds. Two key nature sanctuaries that are havens of biodiversity are also based in the area."

This comes just a few weeks after Obama announced plans to expand off-shore oil drilling and gas exploration, including in the Gulf of Mexico - plans that have now been suspended.

The ongoing events coinciding with the Ceres-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn, which now widens and does not become exact until October 19, are not going to be pretty, folks. The opposite of pretty, really. The best interests of Ceres (Goddess of grains, the seasons and the fertility of the Earth) simply cannot co-exist with the current agendas of the corporate oligarcy (Pluto in Capricorn), and it's all being forced to a head.

Most people are none the wiser, though. It's Stanley Cup play-offs, don't you know?