Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Mercury Retrograde in Pisces: Mental Spaciness and Chaos Firmly Anchored By Some Earthy Assistance

Mercury retrograde: February 16 to March 9
12 degrees Pisces to 28 degrees Aquarius 

Communication and intelligence planet Mercury stations retrograde at 12 degrees Pisces on February 16 (4:54 p.m. PST), flanked by Black Moon Lilith at 5 degrees Pisces and Neptune at 17 degrees Pisces.

The illusions are thick. The maya threatens to engulf us. It's hard to tell what's real from what's fake on the world stage and even, at times, on a personal or social level. Even people with highly-refined and built-in bullshit detectors could have a hard time with the swirly-whirly mental states, cloudy thinking, and gaping blind spots indicated by Mercury retrograde in the sign of its detriment. 

The bizarre glitches, strange contacts, and general high weirdness began in earnest when Mercury entered the retrograde shadow on February 2. The winged messenger moved into Pisces on February 3, and all logic-based bets were off. 

In particular, the thoughts, ideas, conversations, dreams, connections, and interactions we've experienced since February 2 will be coming back up for review, but during the retrograde through this final and most ethereal sign, we may be going back over the etheric wake of any previous conversation or exchange of words that has lingered in the psychic air. 

Any thoughts, verbal/written exchanges, or connections that are still haunting us or creating a psychic disturbance of some kind could be re-visited during the Mercury in Pisces transit, which extends to April 10.

Mercury finds it a bit tough in the sign of the fishies, and a retrograde in this sign only adds to the mental and verbal struggle. This is an astrological indicator associated with a stronger potential for cloudy, messy, dreamy, or illogical thinking. It can be difficult to find precise words. We're certainly not the sharpest of thinkers under Mercury Rx in Pisces, especially with a retrograde station conjunct Neptune and Black Moon Lilith. There's a temptation to daydream or fantasize. It's more difficult to stay on top of the time or the date. Details may be slipping through our sieve-like minds like water, and it can be difficult to stay focused on the material here-and-now.  A little extra effort is required to keep things running as smoothly as possible.

Attempting to maintain our usual mental sharpness, quickness, and efficacy, especially in jobs that involve intense detail work or working with the public, could be downright exhausting under these influences. There's a requirement to simply surrender to the (temporarily) fuzzier and flowier thinking. 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Compilation Article: Things that Have Helped in My Recovery From Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Poisoning

Like hundreds of millions of other people on this planet, I'm pharmaceutical-injured. 

I have a chronic health condition called Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Toxicity Syndrome. It was caused by the antibiotic Cipro (Ciprofloxacin), produced by Bayer Corporation, and there is literally not a single day that I do not struggle in some way with the damage done by this drug. Some days that struggle is epically harsh, and some days it's more of an annoyance, but it's never not there.

I never should have been prescribed something as dangerous as Cipro for a mild urinary tract issue, but I was. Fluoroquinolones have been erroneously prescribed for minor infections for over 30 years now, making the pharmaceuticals corporations big bucks in exchange for our health, well-being, and even lives. (Fluoroquinolone antibiotics have killed tens of thousands of people worldwide.)

The labels were changed on fluoroquinolones in the U.S. in 2016 and in Canada in 2017 to say that they are far too dangerous to be used for minor, uncomplicated infections, but this information, unfortunately, has not trickled down to the medical establishment across the board. They're still being prescribed for minor infections on a daily basis.

I'm one of millions of people experiencing this type of health devastation after taking a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.

I've been fighting to regain my health since being poisoned in December 2009. I've written about it on the blog, and I've also done YouTube videos on the subject.

- All Willow's Web Astrology Cipro is Evil articles

YouTube videos: 

- What Has Helped My Recovery From Cipro Poisoning
- What Has Helped My Recovery From Cipro Poisoning - Emotional and Psychological Effects
- Billions Against Bayer-Monsanto April 28, 2017 and Continued Recovery From Bayer's Antibiotic Cipro
- Update on My Recovery From Cipro Poisoning (Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Toxicity Syndrome)
- Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Toxicity Syndrome and Trigger Substances (Caffeine)
- Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Toxicity Syndrome: The Need to Cut out Coffee...Again! Boo.
- Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Toxicity Syndrome: Candida

This article is a compilation of things that have helped me in my recovery process. I'm far-and-away better than I was in the first years of this reaction. In fact, I was bed-ridden for much of those early years. These days, it's rare for me to spend even part of the day in bed - although I do get a lot more sleep than most people!

PLEASE NOTE: I'm sharing what has worked for me over a ten year period of intense trial and error. Recovery and healing are an ongoing process for me, and I'm always learning new things and making adjustments. You can take what makes sense for you and disregard the rest. I am not suggesting that anyone follow this to the letter, nor am I promoting a certain diet or plan. Everyone's body is different, and what helps one person may harm another person. This includes things like natural supplements, holistic treatments, and foods. It's up to you to experiment in order to determine what your body needs to heal. Tap in to your body's reactions, and follow what they're telling you. This is my own personal story only, and please take it as such. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Parallels Between the Aquarius Stellium of February 1962 and the Aquarius Stellium of February 2021

New Moon in Aquarius within six-planet stellium (along with asteroid Pallas Athene) with Venus and Jupiter conjunct - February 11, 2021
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We're halfway through the first Aquarius season of this new decade, but the Aquarius season really drawing my attention at the moment comes next year when we experience a 23-degree New Moon within a historic six-planet stellium in Aquarius that occurs with benefic planets Venus and Jupiter exactly conjunct at 12 degrees.

We start moving to that Aquarian high point at spring equinox of this year, as Saturn ingresses Aquarius on March 21 for an initial stint in the sign that will last three-and-a-half months. The Saturn ingress is part of a broader Aquarian infusion that will be experienced between 2020 and 2023 as Saturn, then Jupiter, and finally Pluto ingress the sign of the water-bearer.

As part of that Aquarian infusion, we will experience a historic conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn at zero degrees Aquarius on December 21, 2020 (winter solstice), followed by the Aquarius New Moon at 23 degrees on February 11, 2021 within six-planet stellium (Sun, Moon, Mercury Rx, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn, along with asteroid Pallas Athene). As stated, benefic planets Venus and Jupiter will be exactly conjunct in Aquarius on the day of the New Moon, indicating an entry point into a powerful period of social, cultural, and philosophical change.

The six-planet stellium in Aquarius in February 2021 has parallels to a seven-planet stellium in Aquarius experienced in February 1962 that was heralded as the official beginning of the Aquarian Age. 

We are in the early years of a new decade now, as we were then, that will involve explosive social, cultural, and technological growth. The Aquarius stellium in 1962 included a New Moon total solar eclipse at 15 degrees Aquarius, marking a simultaneous anchoring point and launch point for the major cultural shifts experienced during the 1960s. We can view the New Moon and six-planet stellium in Aquarius in February 2021 as a similar anchoring/launching point for major cultural and societal changes in the 2020s.   

Though the impulses toward and desires for better conditions for humanity were real within much of the public in the 1960s, we also saw, during that decade, a strong element of social and cultural engineering along with the infiltration and co-optation of the true counter-culture. 

On the surface, people were riding the wave of the Grand Humanitarian Future being brought to us (ostensibly) through the peace-and-love hippies, the counter-cultural icons of music, art, and literature, and the grand, inspirational political speeches being broadcast into the shining eyes of television viewers. 

Underneath that Grand Humanitarian Front, however, the same insidious agenda was being furthered through the same insidious power structures. 

Monday, January 20, 2020

An Aquarian Infusion on the Horizon and the Next Six-Planet Stellium: Grounded Quantum Leaps

New Moon in Aquarius within six-planet stellium, along with Pallas Athene - February 11, 2021

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 "An Aquarian Infusion on the Horizon and the Next Six-Planet Stellium: Grounded Quantum Leaps," is an article available to Willow's Web Astrology patrons. 


This article covers themes related to these transits, aspects, and astrological events:



- Saturn in Aquarius: March 21, 2020 to July 1, 2020 and then December 16, 2020 to March 7, 2023 

- Saturn retrograde at 1-degree Aquarius: May 10, 2020

- Saturn direct at 25-degrees Capricorn: September 28, 2020

- Jupiter in Aquarius: December 19, 2020 to December 29, 2021

- Jupiter-Saturn conjunction at zero degrees Aquarius: December 21, 2020


- Six-planet stellium in Aquarius (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn, along with asteroid Pallas Athene): February 9 - 11, 2021


- Pluto in Aquarius: March 23, 2023 to January 19, 2044

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

No War With Iran, and No War on Earth.

This is a re-post of two articles from May 2019. 

Uranus in Pisces ingress - invasion of Iraq

Uranus in Aries ingress - bombing of Libya

Uranus in Taurus ingress - escalation and attacks against Iran

The psychopaths who call themselves our leaders use astrology to set their pre-planned war agendas.

#NoWarWithIran #NoWarOnEarth #NotNowAndNeverAgain

May 17, 2019: "A Late Scorpio Full Moon: No War With Iran, and No War on Earth. Not Now, and Never Again."

The Moon is full in Scorpio, the sign of its detriment. This is both an unsettled and an unsettling Moon. This is a Moon that sheds light on the darkest of intentions, on the dirtiest of allegiances, on the most hidden of motivations. This is a Moon-mother that prepares us for the trials up ahead. It doesn't sugarcoat things. It doesn't pretend or deny. It emotionally acclimatizes us to the darker elements of life on this Earth, helping us to get comfortable with even the most uncomfortable of emotional and psychological realities. It illuminates previously-hidden nuances, aiding our intuition as we feel around in the dark. This is a Moon-mother that comforts us with the understanding that we can get through even this, that people always have gotten through. This is the Moon of ancestors. They had the grit to make it through tough times, and so, of course, do we. This Moon provides validation on that point.

Under this Scorpio Full Moon, the psychopaths who call themselves our leaders are puffing themselves up and making themselves important via plans for a new and vicious war attack. 

Uranus is the planet of the unexpected, you see. But with the past two Uranus ingresses have come the all-too-reliable unleashing of violence, death, misery, and destruction by the powers-that-be on the people.

With the change in signs of Uranus has come the roll-out of a new version of Hell on Earth:

Uranus enters Pisces in 2003. The horrific invasion of Iraq and mass slaughter of Iraquis (either quickly through direct attack or slowly through economic sanctions) under false pretenses.

Uranus enters Aries in 2011. The illegal bombing of Libya, murder of Libyans, and assassination of the country's leader. Simultaneously, the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan as covert nuclear warfare and the immediate murder of thousands of people with the tsunami.

Uranus enters Taurus in 2019. A well-publicized intent by the U.S. of A. to send 120,000 troops to the Middle East with Iran, in particular, in its sights. This is being called "reminiscent of the invasion of Iraq.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Uranus in Taurus, Australia's 1,000-Year Fires, and Forced Depopulation of Rural Areas Via Unnatural Disaster

Uranian energy and themes are concentrating at the moment as Uranus prepares to go direct at 2 degrees Taurus on January 10.

The Uranus direct station occurs on the same day as a 20-degree Cancer Full Moon annular eclipse, which falls opposite the massive stellium in Capricorn that is kicking off this new year and new decade on Earth.

I've been reporting in an ongoing way on the programme of geoengineering, weather modification, and (un)natural disaster - all being blamed on that Big Bad Bogeyman "climate change" - that is being unleashed in an effort to destroy agricultural areas and rural infrastructures.

This is being done for a few different reasons. One is the destabilization of food markets, creating crop and food shortages or much more likely the psychological perception of crop and food shortages, which drives speculation and stock market/derivatives schemes. I've reported on this phenomenon extensively in the past, including in this May 26, 2014 article, "Derivatives Schemes Shift from Grain to Cattle, Stock Market Speculation Drives Meat Prices Up Worldwide."

The wild swings in commodity prices make it difficult to farm or ranch from year-to-year, driving food producers into over-extension, lack, or even bankruptcy. When independent farmers and ranchers are no longer able to make a living on the land, this provides the opportunity for Big Agriculture to swoop in, creating further control of the food supply by corporate entities.

On a grander scale, though, the destabilizing and destruction of rural and agricultural areas is part of a concerted plan being brought down worldwide to depopulate rural zones.

Forced urbanization is part of an open plan, called Agenda 21 or Agenda 2030 ("sustainable development"), that has been laid out by the United Nations, one of the central social engineering-based agencies of the global fascist regime.

Under the astrological symbol of Uranus in Taurus (2018 - 2026), waves of trauma and upheaval are being intentionally created to depopulate rural and less urbanized areas and to take control of resources that have been in the hands of the people, particularly land, food, mined materials, and water.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Post-Holiday Alkalizing Avocado Salad Dressing

I hope you have all been enjoying your solstice/Christmas/holidays! This is the time of year when there are so many delicious treats to savour and share with family and friends. I can't eat any of those delectables anymore (thanks a lot, Bayer), but I certainly cherish my memories of holidays past and the celebratory foods that went with them.

One issue that can pop up during or after the holidays is excess acidity in the body. Sugar, flour, alcohol, coffee/tea, meat, and dairy (basically all the good stuff) are all acidic, and consuming these things too often or in too great a quantity can create health stress.

(I know a lot of people have denounced the benefits of eating an alkaline-heavy diet, but I absolutely experience ill effects when I consume too many acidic foods without enough alkaline foods to balance them off. So I'm going to thumb my nose at those people and proceed...)

Due to the ill effects of fluoroquinolone poisoning, I'm on a steady diet of salads, which is one way to keep your digestive system on the alkaline side while also keeping blood sugar levels in check. But I have to say, I was getting extremely tired of my standard olive oil/lemon juice/apple cider vinegar dressing.

I'm not an imaginative (or a particularly talented) cook, so I was really happy when I figured out a new and super easy alkaline salad dressing recipe. I thought I would share in case you'd like to employ it as you come out of the blissful haze of holiday indulgences! I don't measure the ingredients, and I don't use a food processor to make it - why clean a food processor when you can use a whisk?

Friday, December 20, 2019

A Stellium on the "Master Builder" Degree of Capricorn Kicks Off this New Decade

 Saturn-Pluto conjunction at 22 degrees Capricorn on January 12, 2020 in a stellium with the Sun, Ceres, and Mercury, along with Jupiter - click to enlarge

The Sun enters Capricorn on December 21 (8:19 p.m. PST), marking winter solstice in the northern hemisphere and the beginning of Capricorn season. Winter solstice is always a celebratory date to observe in Canada, as it marks "the shortest day," and daylight hours begin to lengthen soon following this yearly marker.

This year's solstice is followed by a Christmas Day New Moon at 4 degrees Capricorn (9:13 p.m.) which will be conjunct Greater Benefic Jupiter, officially launching us into Capricorn season.  

True to the Jupiterian astrological marker, this Capricorn season is a big one!

It involves a massive stellium of bodies in Capricorn (Jupiter, the Sun, Mercury, Ceres, Saturn, and Pluto, along with the South Node of the Moon), including the historic conjunction of Saturn and Pluto at 22 degrees Capricorn on January 12, 2020. 

As you can see in the chart above, Earth Mother dwarf planet Ceres will be exactly conjunct Saturn and Pluto at 22 Capricorn at the time of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction. The Sun and Mercury will also form exact conjunctions to Saturn and Pluto on this degree around that time.

This indicates a bit of a "getting serious and taking stock" moment as we survey our progress over the past year and over the past decade while preparing for new responsibilities up ahead. We're solidifying current positions while simultaneously contemplating new vistas that are opening to us. 

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Jupiter in Capricorn: Experiencing Encouraging Progress Even Amidst Highly-Discouraging Planetary Conditions

"Jupiter in Capricorn: Experiencing Encouraging Progress Even Amidst Highly-Discouraging Planetary Conditions" is an article available to Willow's Web Astrology patrons.

This article outlines aspects and themes of the year-long Jupiter in Capricorn transit. The transit will come to a close with a Jupiter-Saturn conjunction at zero degrees Aquarius at winter solstice 2020.

Jupiter in Capricorn - December 2, 2019 to December 19, 2020

Jupiter retrograde - May 14 to September 12, 2020 from 27 degrees to 17 degrees Capricorn

"Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before."
- Jacob A. Riis