At the same time as the Uranus-Eris conjunction becomes exact, Jupiter retrograde in Libra is backing into oppositions to Eris (February 22) and Uranus (March 2), just as Venus stations retrograde at 13 degrees Aries on March 4.
Eris, Uranus, and Jupiter are within orb of aspects to Pluto in Capricorn, and warrior planet Mars, at home in its own sign of Aries, makes contact with all these bodies in late February, as well.
Mars in Aries will square Pluto in Capricorn exactly on February 22, followed by a powerhouse conjunction to Uranus-Eris in Aries and opposition to Jupiter Rx in Libra on February 26/27 during the New Moon annular solar eclipse at 8 degrees Pisces conjunct Neptune.
Communication planet Mercury will activate the Uranus-Eris energy yet again on March 25/26, forming a conjunction to this somewhat agitated hot spot. The winged messenger will then go retrograde from April 9 - May 3 (4 degrees Taurus to 24 degrees Aries) before stationing direct at 24 degrees Aries in conjunction to Uranus and Eris, stirring things up again in late April/early May.
So what does this indicate?
Things are electric, energized, edgy, antsy, agitated, stirred up. It's time for some changes, including personal shake-ups, breakthroughs, and revolutions that help lead us and others onto new ground.
If the way things are going on Planet Earth doesn't do it for you in some way (or in almost all ways), it's time to let that rebel flag fly. It's time to put ourselves out there a little so we can join - even just psychically - with others of like mind, with others who also sum these times up with a giant "wtf?"
If you have personal bodies or points around 22 degrees of any sign but especially the cardinal signs, you're being activated.
With the current Eris-Uranus-Mars conjunction in fierce-and-feisty warrior sign Aries, this is no time to hold back. This is no time to stay silent out of habit or fear or a desire to remain socially meek and acceptable. It's time to get your concerns on the map. It's time to throw down.
But, um, politely. And safely. It's time to throw down as politely and safely as possible.
See, it's also not such a great time to go overboard with any soapbox-standing, arguing, debating, aggressiveness, or "I just gotta be me!!!" stuff. Jupiter Rx in Libra is reining things in along those lines for good reason: these are some pretty trigger-happy aspects to navigate. They could even be dangerous or violent if taken to extremes. On a societal level, things are a bit...taut (to say the least). To avoid any social grease fires, we have to work a fairly masterful combination of personal assertion and social yielding. Some interpersonal friction is probably unavoidable, but as long as we don't lose the overall spirit of the thing, we're golden.
These aspects indicate the possibility of some fissures developing or deepening over the next weeks. These could be literal or figurative - seismic activity in the physical Earth, social seismic activity, internal seismic activity for the individual, or all of the above.
Example: as we head to the sixth anniversary of the ongoing Fukushima, Japan nuclear disaster on March 11 (yes, it's still a global emergency; no, it has not been contained), some information about the nuclear disaster has made its way onto mainstream media, and a recent story about "record-high" levels of radiation recorded at the plant (530 sieverts per hour - highly lethal) went semi-viral on Facebook.
Some key points to keep in mind about those "record-high" radiation levels:
a) these may be the highest readings that have been recorded thus far, but they are almost certainly not the highest radiation levels in existence at the site. Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) officials don't even know where the melted nuclear cores are (they have very likely leaked through their containment into the ground below), let alone have they gotten near them with equipment to record radiation levels.
b) this may be the highest radiation reading that has been released to the public up to this point, but official sources have been lying and covering this situation up for almost six years now. We can't trust the "official data" that has been released or that will be released to tell the whole story.
And c) Even minute levels of radioactive contamination in our food, water, and air that can be ingested are highly toxic to biological organisms, even if the levels of radioactivity are relatively low. Despite the assurances from uranium-happy world governments and scientists, no level of radioactive contamination is safe. And unfortunately, Fukushima signature radioactive fallout has been found in our food, water, milk, and general environment since the disaster began and continues to be detected.
Nothing that is currently being reported is actual news to Fukushima researchers - the things now being reported as "breaking news" were already surmised years ago - but for people who have been lulled into a false sense of complacency by gatekeepers, nuclear shills, establishment scientists, and controlled media outlets, the information leaking out now may be revelatory, shocking, disturbing...and motivating.
Eris-Uranus-Mars in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn indicates breakout movement and actions taken by individuals in the face of building pressure that cannot be fully contained, and this includes the pressure created by state repression and industry lies.
Basically, things have gotten so bad on so many fronts that it can't be kept quiet anymore. The Fukushima nuclear disaster and ongoing collapse of sweet, wonderful sea creatures in the Pacific Ocean that accelerated dramatically in 2011 are part of this. The story can no longer be entirely denied by the establishment, so bits of the truth are being released to relieve pressure without ever giving people a full understanding of the scope of the situation.
We can expect to see the widening of cracks in establishment facades under these Eris and Uranus-influenced astrological configurations. Informational breakthroughs can be expected in particular when Mercury in Aries activates the Uranus-Eris conjunction in late March and then again in late April/early May.
From a previous post:
"The most well-known story about Eris involves a big social snub. Eris was not invited to a prominent wedding that was going on, despite the fact that all of Olympus had been invited. The social roster was not complete. Eris had been shut out of the proceedings. As a result, the big smiles and boisterous glad-handing were too phony for her to bear, and she stirred up some drama at their little party to make things seem more fair.
Queen Shit Disturber, that one is.
Eris tossed a golden apple, referred to as the Apple of Discord, into the party. The apple was inscribed with "To the Fairest One," (ingenious) and three goddesses there, Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite, immediately started quarreling and vying for the prize. They stripped naked for the judge, Paris, and offered him bribes.
Eris played on the vanity of the women involved to great effect, making them look like fools, and, unfortunately, a war was even started over it.
The discovery of dwarf planet Eris in 2005 created discord in our solar system classifications, as well, resulting in the 2006 re-classifications of Pluto, Ceres, Haumea, and Makemake as dwarf planets by the International Astronomical Union. Here again, we have things being stirred up by Eris, but finding a new and more fair structure. That reclassification put feminine Ceres and masculine Pluto on an even playing field, rather than classifying Pluto as a planet and Ceres as an asteroid...
There's a prominent theme here of a person initially being warmly welcomed into the social fold, but his or her presence creating unexpected disruption and discord to the point that the individual is then expelled. The inadvertent golden apple...
The turbulence associated with Eris may come as a shock to those who fit more neatly into standardized social constructs...
The influence of Eris in Aries opposite Jupiter Rx in Libra indicates that discord in relationships and social scenes could have elements of:
-- big snubs and the aftermath of those snubs
-- standard female competitiveness and jockeying for position, especially around looks, appeal, and social and career positioning
-- the benefits of belonging socially versus the difficulties of being left out
-- the difficulties of belonging versus the benefits of staying independent
-- justice, fairness, and balance in social settings
-- the results of shutting certain people or perspectives out of society - anger, upset, disruption, violence, imbalance, injustice, ineffectiveness, skewed ideas of reality
-- the reasons people are left out and whether they are warranted
-- doing your own thing, balancing it with inevitable social disruption
-- disruptive elements (golden apples) brought into social structures that change the game
-- acts of raw individuality and personal will altering how people are viewed or thought of socially
-- the weight of social mores and customs stirring rebellion
-- social shuffling
-- social breakdowns
-- feisty or even violent changes in social status and position, including on the world stage"
So we can expect some "golden apples" to be tossed into the social ring, and this could shake things up considerably.
Real information about Fukushima finally gaining traction and hitting the mainstream media in an ongoing way would be one of those potential "golden apples," which could force a mammoth perspective change on the issue for millions of people. (A gal can dream, can't she?)
In light of these astrological themes, people will be standing up, speaking out, and taking action on a number of fronts in ways that could be unexpected or even considered out of character.
Certain actions will be forced. It just won't be a choice anymore.
Individuals may find themselves compelled to act as Eris figures, providing necessary "discordant notes" in social settings when bringing new voices and perspectives to the standard discourse and decision-making tables.
Following in the Eris mythology, many (most) of us haven't been invited to the current decision-making tables. But under these aspects, with the spirit of Eris in Aries so strong, we're going to show up anyway. We're going to plunk ourselves down and take our places, extended via formal invitation or not.
On the other hand, we may decide we don't even want a place at the stinky old table. We may be counting our blessings that we didn't get an invitation to their stuffy party. We may decide to say "to hell with it" to the whole kit and kaboodle and do things our own way. This is a distinct possibility under these aspects, too.
Rebelliousness could take many forms.
Under these aspects, there's a stronger understanding of our natural-born rights as sovereign human beings, and most of us understand, at least on an intuitive level, that the way things are going on this planet - including in many supposed alternative circles - infringes on these rights considerably.
There is a desire and an effort under these aspects to achieve greater independence, autonomy, and personal freedom - for everyone who wants these things. There is a drive to doing things on our own, under our own steam, by our own rules - but also to join with others who live by similar ethics.
Things are breaking wide open now. The rules are changing because they just don't work for the full social spectrum - and never did.
Overall, we can expect some dissent, discord, and disruption under these aspects, as well as a social shuffling and re-classification process as things shake out under the agitating energies.
We have a whole new rezoning process underway as far as personal and social "lines in the sand." We don't want our toes stepped on, and we don't want to step on the toes of other people.
We can expect new energy and high spirits as a joyous carnival of rebels around the world aligns along threads of common interest amongst the considerable horror of the times in which we're living.
Hey, we're all living in this shitshow! And we can all work toward something preferable, something with more heart and soul and fairness and care. And sanity. Don't forget the sanity.
There's a very strong "don't step on me" vibe under these aspects, so allow people their space while ensuring that you're getting enough room to fully unfurl your own fine self, as well.
With war planet Mars inflaming the Uranus-Eris conjunction, it would not be surprising to see the fools who masquerade as world leaders creating some sort of violent theatrics along these mythological lines.
March equinox, marking the birth point of the astrological new year, is a time when these false leaders often initiate new war offensives. The invasion of Iraq under the Bush Administration was planned for March equinox 2003, and the bombing of Libya under the Obama Administration was planned for March equinox 2011.
We all know this will be the first March equinox (astrological new year) of Trump's reign in the United States, a reign that has already produced a very strong discordant note indeed.
I would be looking to March equinox 2019, with Uranus newly in Taurus, for any major new war offensives from the Trump Administration, as the war offensives planned for March equinox in 2003 and 2011 also coincided with Uranus ingresses (of Pisces in 2003 and Aries in 2011). But we also know the penchant this new U.S. Administration has for aggression, showboating, and dick-swinging, so a violent and repressive marking of territory as the Sun enters Aries would not be out of character.
At the same time, these aspects indicate a very strong possibility that the people are going to have some "golden apples" of their own to toss into the carefully laid and vicious plans of the current world regimes...
Apples at the ready, friends!
Speaking of which, a roving contributor and reader from that fine country to my south recently tossed a few informational golden apples of the "Stop Genetically Modified Alfalfa!" variety on a work-related road trip. He distributed some zines to get the word out about this huge threat to human and animal health and was kind enough to document some of his adventures for us while Stopping GM Alfalfa out in the wild!
"I took a moon shot (Snow Moon?) as I left the house Saturday morning, the eclipse and Full Moon hopefully auspicious..."
"Stopped at a Cracker Barrel for caffeine and a bite, huge traffic through these, and made the first drop."
* Very nice partially-hidden drop in Tifton, Georgia, complete with sizeable 25% tip to (hopefully) distract the waitress long enough so that the zine can be discovered by her next customer.
"CAUTION BRIDGE MAY ICE IN WINTER"
"I always laugh when I see these "bridge ices before road" signs and wonder - if you go far enough north, does everyone just know this and they don't bother with signs?"
* Nope. Canada has these signs, too.
"Had a major drop planned for the University of Georgia, huge campus, and immediately got lost and trapped (with a 30-foot trailer) in an endless loop of narrow roads and crawling traffic and no shops and lost an hour. Finally escaped. Had to settle for a drop at a bus stop just north of the ring road. "Settle" may be too strong - a bus stop actually seems like a pretty good place."
* Stop GM Alfalfa getting some excellent public exposure in an Athens, Georgia bus shelter
"I'm gonna die soon if I don't get some coffee.
Denny's, middle of nowhere.
I'm gonna live - they have coffee and quite a good omelet. I picked a corner where t'was easy to make another drop. The awesome waitress made me some java to go."
* A sly zine drop with excellent coverage behind the Ketchup bottle, ensuring almost certain discovery when the next customer needs to douse some fries.
(Um, "Selfie for Good: Take a Selfie and We'll Donate Ketchup." Insanity.)
(Um, "Selfie for Good: Take a Selfie and We'll Donate Ketchup." Insanity.)
"I spy with my little eye - twin rest areas on each side of the interstate just out of Unionville. Twenty minutes of ramp-swapping, drops 4 and 5."
* The classic "zine slide" into other literature at a rest stop in Unionville, Georgia