Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Mars in Taurus Square Saturn Rx in Aquarius: Suicide Prevention Through Astrological Awareness

Mars in Taurus square Saturn Rx in Aquarius at 22 degrees - August 7, 2022

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Transiting Mars in Taurus, still conjunct Uranus and the North Node of the Moon, moves to an exact square to Saturn Rx in Aquarius on August 7. Mars-Saturn squares are notoriously tough aspects, and this one will be exacerbated by all we've experienced over the past couple years. The global "lockdowns" have thrown hundreds of millions more people into a state of acute financial distress, and this aspect indicates a time when financial worries and difficulties are weighing very heavily on people. With the authoritarian social engineering schemes playing out in layer after layer, the future might look particularly bleak under this square. I've outlined some of the challenges associated with Mars-Saturn contacts in this article from March 2021: 

 

Suicide Prevention Through Astrological Awareness: Mars-Saturn Contacts

http://willowsweb.blogspot.com/2021/03/suicide-prevention-through-astrological.html 


 

The energy is ramping up under this Mars-Uranus-North Node in Taurus square to Saturn Rx in Aquarius as Mars and Saturn form the exact square on August 7. The effects linger into mid-August. Under this aspect, people might be feeling squeezed and stressed past the point of what they can tolerate. Holding in mind that the intolerable conditions associated are temporary in nature can provide some relief. Just hold on, cut yourself some slack, and this too shall pass. We're all feeling this one - some more than others - and it's best to navigate the conditions, especially social conditions, with this in mind.

Monday, July 11, 2022

A Re-Post With Mars in Taurus - Uranus in Taurus: the 5G-Driven "Smart Farming" Scheme as an Attempt to Make Farmers and Ranchers Obsolete on Their Own Land

With Mars transiting Taurus (July 5 to August 20, 2022) and pushing to a conjunction to Uranus and the North Node of the Moon on August 1, we are seeing a massive agrarian uprising in the Netherlands that is spilling into other European countries like Germany and Italy. These are ranchers, farmers, and their supporters resisting the top-down Global Green Agenda currently being used as an excuse to eliminate independent ranches (and soon, other farms).

What follows is a re-post of an article that was first published on the blog on January 9, 2021. The article was written and posted for the previous Mars in Taurus transit from January 6 to March 4, 2021. The article goes into depth about the Technocratic authoritarian power grab - currently riding in on the 5G/6G technology grid - that also involves an attempted takeover of independent ranching and farming by corporatized, digitized, Technocratic interests.

As of July 5, 2022, Mars has returned to agriculture-related Taurus, and the same themes are being pushed to a head once again as the warrior planet forms a conjunction to transiting Uranus and the North Node of the Moon at 18 degrees Taurus (exact August 1, 2022).

Regardless of political stances, this is about the independent production of food on this planet. If you eat food, these rural rebellions affect you. 

 From January 9, 2021:

Uranus in Taurus: the 5G-Driven "Smart Farming" Scheme as an Attempt to Make Farmers and Ranchers Obsolete on Their Own Land

As we move through the first month of 2021, Jupiter and Saturn are traveling in conjunction through the first decan of Aquarius. The exact conjunction of these two bodies, initiating a new 20-year cycle, was exact on December 21, 2020 at 0 degrees Aquarius.

Aquarius is a sign related to technology, science, humanity, communities, friendship, global elements, win-win scenarios, humanitarianism, eugenics, and social engineering, among other things. 

Saturn first cracked the seal on the sign of Aquarius from March 21 to July 1, 2020. This period coincided with the rapid rollout of 5G infrastructure in countries around the world as the powers-that-be attempted to cement (Saturn) a technological advancement (Aquarius) that would provide them with unprecedented control over human beings, human communities, and life and energy on the planet. In effect, this was a concrete attempted takeover by the Technocracy, pushing a brand of globalized, top-down social engineering that would "transform" our societies and lives without our permission. 

Saturn re-entered Aquarius on December 16, 2020 for a transit that lasts until March 7, 2023. Jupiter followed into the sign on December 19, 2020 for a year-long transit that lasts until December 29, 2021. With the addition of Jupiter in Aquarius, 2021 marks an attempted expansion of this technology-based control grid, along with lock-step advancement of Technocratic social engineering around the world. 

All this is being described in glowing terms by the telecommunications industry, government, and mainstream media, as a highly benevolent (Jupiter) and much-needed advancement (Aquarius) for human society. They also talk about it as if it's a done deal. It isn't. Far from it.

I've written about Smart Cities, Technocracy, and the importance of establishing our spiritual sovereignty in a recent article: Spiritual Sovereignty as the Long Game Ahead of the Next Saturn-Pluto Conjunction

The Saturn in Aquarius transit leads almost seamlessly into the Pluto in Aquarius transit (March 2023 to January 2044). Pluto enters Aquarius on March 24, 2023, just as Saturn exits the sign. 

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Mars in Taurus: Key Lines in the Sand Being Drawn and Actively Reinforced

The Great Sandhills, south of Sceptre, Saskatchewan (arguably the most Taurean of the Canadian provinces)

 

"Mars in Taurus: Key Lines in the Sand Being Drawn and Reinforced," is an article available to Willow's Web Astrology patrons

 

 

Monday, July 4, 2022

Mars Enters Taurus, the Dutch Rancher Resistance, and a Re-Post: Uranus in Taurus and the Farmer/Rancher/Rural Rebellion (2018 to 2026)

Dutch farmers and ranchers are currently protesting the globalist Green Agenda that would see 30% of ranches in their country become obsolete (at least, for this round) with the stated purpose of "cutting nitrogen emissions." This protest has ramifications for all human beings on this planet. The Netherlands is the Test Case Nation for agriculture-related policies that are planned for worldwide implementation. As Bill Gates and mad scientists in lab coats create Engineered Meat Product (TM) and corporations start producing crickets and other insects for human consumption, these ranchers are fighting for the future of food and independent food production on this planet.

They're right on schedule. Mars (anger, action, goals) enters Taurus (agriculture, food, resources) just after midnight tonight and will move to a conjunction with Uranus (rebellion) and the North Node of the Moon (soul-directed path forward) at 18 degrees Taurus on August 2. This is not the first time Dutch ranchers and farmers and their supporters have protested en masse to refuse the insane faux green regulations that would put them (and independent food production in general) out of business. They were also protesting in October 2019. 
 
The article that follows was originally published on the blog on November 10, 2019. 
 
 
Uranus in Taurus and the Farmer/Rancher/Rural Rebellion (2018 to 2026)
Cattle on my family ranch
Photos: Willow, excluding the photo of the hail, which is used with permission
The Moon grows full at 19 degrees Taurus exactly conjunct asteroid Vesta Rx in Taurus and opposite the Sun and Mercury Rx in Scorpio in the early hours of November 12, 2019 (5:34 a.m. PST). 
 
The Moon is exalted in the earthy and grounded sign of Taurus. The cycles of the Moon play out like clockwork, just like the nature-based rhythms of agrarian Taurus. It's a lovely match.
 
The Moon relates to the public, to the populace, and particularly to the emotional state of the populace. Under this Taurus Full Moon, we have illuminated for us a full-out worldwide rebellion of rural people, ranchers, farmers, resource-based workers, and those who have a life on the land running through their blood. 
The Taurus Moon forms a conjunction to Uranus Rx at 4 degrees late tonight (11:10 p.m.), and this Uranian rebellion energy is carried into the lunar peak.
The exact conjunction between the Full Moon and asteroid of hearth and home Vesta, retrograde in Taurus, indicates strong themes involving resources and soul-level investments. We've put years, lifetimes, into our material anchors on this Earth, into maintaining a life connected to the natural cycles and rhythms of this Earth. There's a lot at stake here, and we're not letting these resources and investments be stolen from us without a fight.  
 
This Taurus Full Moon is the call to resist. The call to break form. The call for self-determination. Anyone who believes in the right to independence for the human soul can hear this call, whether country dweller or city slicker or a combination of the two.
In October 2019, between 20,000 and 25,000 Dutch farmers converged on the Hague, the Netherlands' capital city, to push back against government suggestions that livestock production should be slashed by 50% to meet European Union nitrogen emissions regulations. Around 8,000 tractors came together in a tractor rally that caused a massive traffic jam in the city. Despite this inconvenience, polls showed that 89% of Dutch people supported the farmers. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

New Moon in Cancer Conjunct Black Moon Lilith: Emotional Empowerment Through the Nullification of Authoritarianism in All Forms

Well, this Cancer season, so strongly coloured by Black Moon Lilith energy, has been one for the history books - and not in a good way. 

The authoritarians are swinging their dicks (or their tits) around pretty fast and furious these days on multiple fronts, trying to convince us that they hold legitimate authority over us, over our values, over our decisions, over our bodies, and over our lives.

They do not.

They never have.

They never will.

The man-made, coercion-driven, violence-enforced version of authority they hold is false, fake, corrupt, illegitimate, and oh-so-flimsy. 

But Pluto (power) is in its last gasp in Capricorn (institutions, hierarchy), you see, and the race is on to lock down their Grand Authoritarian Schemes and all the control that goes along with them before Pluto shifts into Aquarius in March 2023.

Of course, most recently, we've seen the (obviously orchestrated) overturning of Roe vs. Wade in the United States, which will make abortion illegal in almost half of the 50 states unless those states overturn their own laws. (That's a very real possibility in some of those states.)

The Sun entered Cancer, the sign of mothers, family, and the feminine, on June 21, marking summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. Roe versus Wade was overturned on June 24. 

The Sun joined Black Moon Lilith, the point of deep, dark, denied feminine experience, in the sign of Cancer. Black Moon Lilith has been moving back and forth between Gemini and Cancer since December 2021. 

Today, we experience an extremely powerful New Moon at 7 degrees Cancer (8:52 p.m. CST) that falls tightly conjunct Black Moon Lilith in Cancer and exactly square Jupiter in Aries. The Sun and Moon are coming together at the lunar apogee - the point in the Moon's orbit where it is furthest from Earth. This indicates a month-long lunar cycle (June 28 to July 28) characterized by emotional extremes and dark emotional states connected to the historical mistreatment of women, mothers, and the feminine. We're being stretched emotionally to the furthest points we can possibly tolerate - and hopefully not beyond. Conditions are being orchestrated to exhaust and deplete us emotionally, and we must see through these orchestrations if we are to maintain an even keel. 

The New Moon in Cancer conjunct Black Moon Lilith is occurring in exact square to Jupiter in Aries, which puts issues around reproductive rights and the active fight for those rights in the Cosmic Spotlight. There is an undercurrent of ugly misogyny being exposed, being thrown under the spotlight, as well as the historical authoritarian control of women and the feminine. These are all Black Moon Lilith in Cancer themes. 


 New Moon at 7 degrees Cancer conjunct Black Moon Lilith and square Jupiter in Aries - June 28, 2022

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This astrology indicates a lunar cycle (June 28 to July 28) with a very deep, complex, and often disturbing emotional tenor. The emotional subtext is heavy, immersive, difficult to deny. We're working through some emotional trigger points, some trauma, and some historical (and present day) misogyny and mistreatment of women and the feminine. 

We're also being played. Hard.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

The Astrology of the Punk Movement: Saturn in Leo in Closing Square to Uranus in Scorpio (1975 to 1977)


Some Good Punk Advice - Duct Tape Art by Willow
 
Saturn is stationing retrograde today at 25 degrees Aquarius (3:47 p.m. CST) in a loose square aspect to Uranus at 16 degrees Taurus. The transiting Leo Moon (art, creativity, style) activates the Saturn-Uranus square today and tomorrow as it forms squares to Uranus, the North Node of the Moon, and Mercury in Taurus and an opposition to Saturn in Aquarius. 
 
Saturn will now retrograde in a tightening square to Uranus, stationing direct at 18 degrees Aquarius on October 22 in a square to Uranus at 17 degrees Taurus, just one degree off an exact aspect. The Saturn-Uranus square will be most strongly in effect from September equinox to December solstice, indicating a final quarter of 2022 characterized by further structural changes, adjustments, and re-positioning.

The Saturn in Aquarius square to Uranus in Taurus was most strongly in effect throughout 2021 with three exact aspects: February 17, 2021 at 7 degrees; June 14, 2021 at 13 degrees; and December 23, 2021 at 11 degrees. The energy and themes of this square start to intensify once again as we move through the summertime ease and into fall of 2022.

Saturn in Aquarius is currently in a closing square aspect to Uranus in Taurus, kicking off the last 10 years of a larger cycle. The current Saturn-Uranus cycle (1988 to 2032) began with a Saturn-Uranus conjunction in Sagittarius in 1988, and it will come to its natural conclusion with a Saturn-Uranus conjunction in Gemini in 2032.

Saturn square Uranus indicates rebellion (Uranus) from the establishment (Saturn), a desire to break free from the corrupted and stultifying status quo. We've seen these themes in spades in 2021/22 under a "locked down" planet being coerced, manipulated, lied to, and harmed by pyramid scheme power mongers.

In many ways, astrology is the study of natural cycles and patterns. We look to aspects and events from the past to inform us about our present and our future. 

We saw similar themes during the official birth of punk in 1977 under a closing square between Saturn in Leo and Uranus in Scorpio. That closing square aspect was exact five times: October 4, 1975 at 1 degree; October 17, 1975 at 2 degrees; July 1, 1976 at 3 degrees; February 23, 1977 at 11 degrees; and April 22, 1977 at 10 degrees. That closing square series was part of a Saturn-Uranus cycle (1942 to 1988) that began with a Saturn-Uranus conjunction in Taurus in 1942 and ended with a Saturn-Uranus conjunction in Sagittarius in 1988. 

In both cycles, Saturn and Uranus were squaring off in fixed signs, indicating very hard-won progress within difficult circumstances. With the fixed signs, it can be hard to budge things in a new direction, but once progress is made, it has long-term staying power. 

We saw the punk scene flower and intensify at the end of the Saturn-Uranus closing square series in 1977, and this indicates the possibility for more do-it-yourself, screw-the-establishment creative flowering as we come to the end of the current closing square series between Saturn and Uranus in late 2022. 

Under a Leo Moon stirring previous (Moon) creative efforts (Leo), this is a re-post of an article I wrote for Hexagon Astrology Magazine on the astrology of the punk movement. This astrology included the closing square between Saturn in Leo and Uranus in Scorpio. 

Disclaimer: I realize this article is terribly American-centric and that there is an equally strong, maybe even stronger, argument that punk was born out of the intense class struggles of 1970s England. This article is talking about the phenomenon of punk bursting onto the mainstream radar screen, though, and I do believe it was the New York City punk scene that brought punk to that "bigger, bolder, and more famous" platform, for better or for worse. 

 

Astrology of the Punk Movement

by Willow from Willow's Web Astrology

 

The exact date of birth for the punk movement can be debated, but amongst those in the know, there is no doubt about the year punk was officially unleashed on the planet: it was 1977.

There is also no doubt about the location of punk’s birthplace: New York City.

New York City in 1977.

The collective psyche of the United States of America was in tatters at the time in the aftermath of the Vietnam War.

The United States – and much of the world – was left reeling after two decades of mass graves, napalmed children, and American flag-draped serviceman caskets floating in nightmare images across their television screens.

The war waged by the United States against the Vietnamese officially ended in 1975 after two full decades of warfare. Somewhere between 800,000 and three million Vietnamese had been slaughtered, along with hundreds of thousands of Cambodians and Laotians and more than 58,000 U.S. soldiers.

The average age of a U.S. soldier killed in Vietnam was 23 years old.

By 1977, the peace-and-love hippie movement had reached a peak and was dissipating.

The anti-war activists and counter-culturalists were exhausted, strung out.

Disco was on the airwaves, attempting to block disturbing reality with catchy beats, funky dance moves, and shiny costumes.

The time was ripe for a big social reaction. 

Friday, June 3, 2022

Saturn Retrograde in Aquarius and a Re-activation of the Saturn-Uranus Square

 

"Saturn Retrograde in Aquarius and a Re-activation of the Saturn-Uranus Square" is an article available to Willow's Web Astrology patrons. It covers the final Saturn retrograde in Aquarius and the closing Saturn-Uranus square in a 44-year cycle.

 

Monday, May 23, 2022

Eggshell Powder as a Calcium Supplement

With the North Node of the Moon in traditional Taurus (conjunct Mercury Rx) and Earth Mama dwarf planet Ceres newly in Cancer (May 16 to July 24), there's a focus on simple, basic home remedies and folk remedies that utilize whatever you have lying around the house to cure what ails you or your family. This is a quick and easy recipe for making your own calcium supplement at home.
 

Making your own eggshell powder is a good calcium supplement for people who can't take vitamins in pill form. (Or for people who are cheap!) The powder is calcium carbonate. 
 
Directions:
 
Use organic eggs or farm eggs that are au naturel. 
 
Save about a dozen eggshells. Wash the egg white out of the shells before saving them, and leave them out to dry. 
 
Spread the shells in a pan with the inner part of the shell facing up. 
 
Put them in a low temperature oven (200 to 225 degrees Celsius) for about 20 minutes or until they're dry and crispy.
 
(Some people boil the shells in a pot of water before putting them in the oven, but I put them right in the oven.)
 
Break the shells up into small pieces, and grind them in a coffee grinder or with a mortar and pestle until they are a fine powder.
 
Sprinkle about half a teaspoon of powder into your food as a supplement. I usually eat it in hot chia cereal or in quinoa. 
 
You can adjust the dose as you like, but don't go overboard because too much calcium can create kidney stones.
 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

(A Mercury Rx Re-Post) The Elimination of Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC): Regressive Transportation Policy Under the Mercury-Pluto Square

The planet that rules transportation, connection, and communication (Mercury) is currently retrograde and will move back into the sign of Taurus (agriculture, food, tradition, rural areas) on May 22. Mercury will station direct at 26 degrees Taurus in a loose conjunction to the North Node of the Moon on June 3. The Sun is shining on 26 degrees Taurus today, and in light of this, I'm re-posting an article I wrote in 2017 about the elimination of Saskatchewan's public transportation system. 

It's been five years since the Brad Wall Conservatives eliminated Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC), the public bus system that connected the small towns and cities of Saskatchewan for over 70 years. This was a mean-spirited and devastating decision made by vehicle drivers in power.

Only a year later, in 2018, Greyhound bus pulled up stakes, eliminating bus service all across Canada.

I saw this at the time (and see it now) as part of the ongoing efforts by those in power to de-populate rural areas by starving these areas of needed services and resources. With Uranus now transiting Taurus (2018 - 2026), these rural depopulation efforts are in full swing worldwide.

Since STC was eliminated, we have seen a chaotic disaster for public transportation and for the transportation of goods in the province, including needed medical supplies. 

Anyone with a lick of sense could have told the Brad Wall government that this would be the result by eliminating an efficient and cost effective system of bus transport that had served the province for over 70 years. (And we did tell them...repeatedly.) The end result of the short-sighted actions of a handful of misguided politicians has been confusion; frustration; a massive waste of time, medical supplies, and taxpayers' dollars; the creation of dangerous and even potentially deadly conditions; shoddy, piecemeal service that serves only certain communities; and thousands of people in the province being left cut off and without transportation. The actions of this handful of misguided politicians has harmed a couple hundred thousand people in the province at least.

The ideology constantly promoted by neo-conservatives that private, corporate industry is so much more efficient and cost-effective than publicly-owned services has proven to be utterly false to a devastating degree in the case of STC. They are now paying almost as much per year to their cronies for one small part of the service STC provided, and it seems the cronies are doing a terrible job of it.

October 6, 2020: Saskatchewan Party Corporate Donor Received $60 Million Medical Contract After Crown Corporation Shut Down

 

What follows is an article I wrote on the subject that was originally published on March 24, 2017:

The Elimination of Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC): Regressive Transportation Policy Under the Mercury-Pluto Square

 

On March 22, 2017, as transportation planet Mercury in Aries formed a square to "illegitimate power and hierarchy" Pluto in Capricorn, the neo-conservative Brad Wall government in Saskatchewan, my home province, announced in its budget that it will be shutting down the province's bus system. 

Yes, that's right. No public debate, no public consultation, no transportation alternatives offered. It's just over because Brad Wall and his buddies say it is. 

This government, full of "one car per person" drivers, decided that it can unilaterally eliminate (Pluto) a mass transportation system (Mercury) that people throughout the province have relied on for over 70 years. ("'It's going to be quite a nightmare': Passengers outraged by STC closure" by Jason Warick of CBC News) 

The Pluto in Capricorn bulldozer strikes again, creating a nightmarish and potentially deadly (Pluto) transportation scenario (Mercury) for many... 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Mercury Retrograde in Gemini/Taurus: Carving Out the Right Mental and Verbal Boundaries in Highly-Divided Times

Communication and intelligence planet Mercury stationed retrograde this morning in its own sign of Gemini. Mercury will go retrograde from 4 degrees Gemini to 26 degrees Taurus from May 10 to June 3, 2022. 

Mercury will station direct at 26 degrees Taurus on June 3 in a conjunction to the North Node of the Moon at 22 degrees Taurus and in an opposition to the South Node of the Moon in Scorpio.

Mercury entered the retrograde shadow (the degrees to which it will return during the retrograde period) on April 26. This makes the period from April 26 to May 10 particularly juicy, as we will be going back over the conversations, communications, and connections we've experienced during that period of time. 

The movement of the winged messenger indicates a period when we are gathering bits and pieces of information to shore up, support, and fortify our perspectives. This is a transit and retrograde where we're strengthening ourselves in our ways of thinking and our worldviews, connecting with others of like mind. But it is also a time when we're putting the right boundaries in place so that we can maintain congenial social relations with those who hold mindsets and views that are very different from our own.

We're backtracking now, working to put new mental and verbal boundaries in place in our societies and social relations that align with the shifts, changes, and upheavals we've experienced in these areas over the past couple years. We're learning how to more successfully "play to our crowd." We're learning about which topics we can discuss with which people and also which topics are better to just leave off the social docket altogether. Mercury retrograde is a more contemplative time when we're more careful and moderate about the words we put out into the world.

Gemini is a sign related to duality or even to multiplicity. Because Gemini is a sign related to the gathering of information, opinions, angles, and perspectives, it is a sign that can accept and operate within two or more realities at the same time. 

The reality on Planet Earth at the moment is that we are very divided along lines of perspective, thought, and opinion, and these divisions (many being intentionally manufactured and inflamed) are having some nasty effects in our societies and societal interactions (Gemini).

There is an ongoing attempt to enforce certain top-down ideas, information, or ways of thinking on the whole of humanity, and of course, as Gemini knows, this will simply not work. We have never fully agreed on this planet - except maybe when we agree to disagree. Aside from the very basics, human beings have never come to a purely homogeneous way of thinking, and as long as we maintain biological human status, it's unlikely that we ever will come to this state.

This is part of what we must accept and successfully work with during this Mercury retrograde in Gemini/Taurus and beyond.

We're looking to create rock-solid boundaries that will withstand and contain the contentious and hyper-charged energies of the times. Maintaining respectful mental and verbal boundaries is our challenge, but we are being tested mightily on this front during the Mercury retrograde process. 

We are in the midst of a quite-unsettled eclipse season, which began with a New Moon at 10 degrees Taurus conjunct Uranus on April 30. We're now moving to the peak point of the lunar cycle - a Full Moon total lunar eclipse at 25 degrees Scorpio on May 15 that will occur conjunct the South Node of the Moon at 22 degrees Scorpio. (This lunar eclipse will be visible throughout most of Canada.)

The South Node of the Moon in Scorpio is an astrological indicator of the highly-charged emotional and psychological subtext of the times. It contains all the molten lava, the trigger points, the battle lines, the places where things can get very ugly if we aren't oh-so-careful and respectful of the "enough's enough" points. 

There is also a caution, however, about attempting to eliminate (Scorpio) certain information, perspectives, or awareness simply because it is uncomfortable. The Scorpio terrain exists, and it is important. Attempting to amputate, sever, bury, deny, or censor the underlying Scorpionic realities will simply not work. The strong influence of the Scorpio South Node indicates that these attempts will backfire. With the South Node of the Moon in Scorpio activated under a Full Moon total lunar eclipse, karma is an even bigger bitch than usual...

We're creating the right social boundaries with a full awareness of societal reality, including the differences and divisions. Pretending these differences and divisions do not exist will create a very weak and shoddy social foundation, indeed - one that will not support successful societal relations over time.

So we're looking to create the right boundaries while acknowledging and respecting the points of contention and division. With the Sun, North Node, and soon Mercury in Taurus, there is social value beyond the sticking points. People, relationships, and society are valuable, and this must stay at the forefront. We're looking to preserve and reinforce the social fabric that supports us all while respectfully acknowledging the points where we are very much on different sides of the fence.

Mercury stationed retrograde at 4 degrees Gemini this morning, and the Sabian Symbol for this degree is:

A Radical Magazine or Publication, Asking for Action, Displays a Sensational Front Page

This symbol speaks of a charged mental environment, along with the necessity for potent information that spurs action. Information is flying around fast and furious within this charged environment. The Mercury retrograde station activates this degree of Gemini for an extended period of time, and the energy and themes indicated by the Sabian Symbol are then drawn into the entire Mercury retrograde process. 

The Sun and Mercury Rx form a conjunction at zero degrees Gemini on May 21.

Mercury then re-enters earthy Taurus on May 22 where it will remain until June 13. The movement back into slow-and-steady, security-conscious Taurus indicates a requirement to properly ground the charged energy so that we can continue to re-build (Taurus) rather than destroy (Scorpio) our social contacts and social lives. 

Mercury will station direct at 26 degrees Taurus on June 3, and the Sabian Symbol for that degree is:

An Old Indian Woman Selling Beads and Trinkets

This is a much more mellow symbol, a more grounded symbol. It indicates the congenial relationships of local commerce and their importance in creating stability, regularity, and routine. It also indicates the ability to carve out our own terrain, our own niche, within the broader society and marketplace.

We don't all agree. This is plainly obvious. But we've never all agreed. Our divisions have been intensely inflamed over the past two years, but they are nothing new. 

We've found a way to get along in the past despite our wildly different ways of thinking, and this has most often involved respecting the rights of human beings to hold their own thoughts, perspectives, and opinions and to live by their own worldviews. You don't infringe on me. I don't infringe on you. 

Carving out and reinforcing this respect might be a more challenging process than usual under current conditions, but this is some of the work being laid before us during this very charged Mercury retrograde and eclipse season. 

You might disagree with the way I think. I might disagree with the way you think. This is OK. This is the way it's always been on this planet. The problem comes only when one group of people feels it can force its views and ways on another group of people. 

That's where the boundaries and respect come in, and these are things we must very carefully tend as we navigate highly-charged and highly-divided social scenarios. With the North Node in Taurus as our guiding North Star, we're attempting to find the points where people can be comfortable in each other's company, despite differing views. 

Again, finding the societal comfort zone within the current conditions is a challenge - a bigger challenge than usual - but it is also the most successful path through. 

If we cannot achieve the right boundaries, the right space, and the mutual respect for differing views, some of our social contacts could be coming to their natural conclusions at this time, but the primary goal is to build successful, mutually-supportive, and boundaries-conscious social frameworks if this is at all within our power. 

We will defend the right to hold and to live by our own views if necessary, but in general, we're moving away from a state of constant battling (South Node in Scorpio) and into a state of easier social stability and comfort (North Node in Taurus). This is necessary for our mental and emotional health.

Mercury will re-enter its own sign of Gemini on June 13, leaving the retrograde shadow and moving into new mental territory and more grounded mindsets on June 18.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Cell Tower and 5G Dangers - Please Oppose Residential Cell Tower Installations and the 5G Rollout in Your Community

 

 Graphic: Valerie Jacquemet

 

We’ve known for decades that people experience ill health when living and working around cell towers, but this knowledge is being ignored in the rush to roll out 5G (fifth generation) technology worldwide. 

Disturbingly, most politicians and representatives of the telecommunications industry paint a picture where the aesthetic ugliness of cell towers and resulting lowered property values could be the only objections from the public. This is very far from the truth. People all over the world are fighting to have cell towers removed or blocked, and they are opposing the rollout of dangerous 5G technology. 

What follows is some of the information showing health damage caused by cell towers and wireless radiation: 

California School District Turns Off Radiation from School Cell Tower After Fourth Student Develops Cancer – March 13, 2019 

Link: https://ehtrust.org/fourth-student-has-cancer-parents-demand-removal-of-cell-tower-from-ripon-school/

““Four students and three teachers at Weston have been diagnosed with different forms of cancer since 2016. In addition, two preschool-age children living near the school have been treated for a malignant tumor and leukemia, and a Modesto family says a 22-year-old former student of Weston underwent surgery last year for a brain tumor.”

Ripon California School District officially asked Sprint, the wireless company to remove the cell tower from the elementary school after four students and three staff developed cancers. As of March 28, 2019 the antennas have been turned off. 

Families have been calling for the removal of a cell phone tower at Weston Elementary School since 2017 when several students and staff developed cancers. Now that yet another student has developed cancer in 2019, parents demanded the tower be removed. The March 2019 school board meeting was packed in opposition to the cell tower and the meeting was widely covered by press. Parents stated they are holding the school board accountable. 

On March 15 2019 Ripon Unified placed a revised statement on their website formally asking Sprint Communications to remove the cell tower from the Weston Elementary campus. They are asking Sprint “to relocate or decommission the tower as soon as possible.”” 

Parents Blame Elementary School’s Cell Tower After 4th Student Diagnosed With Cancer – March 12, 2019 

Link: https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/03/12/school-cell-tower-causing-cancer/

 

Fire fighters won the right not to have cell towers affixed to their fire stations due to the adverse health effects. So why are 5G cell towers being placed near schools, daycares, libraries, churches, businesses, and residences?

In 2004, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) passed a resolution opposing the installation of cell towers on fire stations. This resolution was passed after increasing complaints from fire fighters about the adverse health effects they experienced from cell towers affixed to the fire stations. The complaints included experiences of sleeplessness, headaches, memory problems, and cognitive impairment. A 2004 brain study of California fire fighters exposed to cell tower radiation over the previous five years showed brain abnormalities, cognitive impairment, delayed reaction time, and lack of impulse control. The resolution eventually included a moratorium on cell towers being placed on fire stations in the United States and Canada. 

The IAFF resolution: “The IAFF opposes the use of fire stations as base stations for towers and/or antennas for the conduction of cell phone transmissions until a study with the highest scientific merit and integrity on health effects of exposure to low-intensity RF/MW radiation is conducted and it is proven that such sitings are not hazardous to the health of our members.” 

Lewis Currier, 29-year L.A. county fire captain, speaking in 2016 about the dangers of cell towers and the antiquated and inadequate government safety standards on electromagnetic radiation.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7w10bFeVAk 

Currier: “I’m speaking today against the cell towers that are being installed at our fire stations for the health and safety of the residents and the fire fighters who live there. The problem we have in this country today is the absence of adequate recommendation standards, and as a consequence, the corresponding standards that are being used are not applicable to the world we live in today. The FCC safety benchmarks…are antiquated and industry-controlled. We’ve all seen in the past how industry-controlled standards has worked in other industries in the examples given today such as tobacco, chemical fire retardants, etcetera. This is a classic case of the fox watching the henhouse.