The North Node and Pluto are conjunct at 3 degrees Capricorn.
It's Remembrance Day in Canada - the day we remember the war dead in ceremonies and with a moment of silence at 11:00 a.m. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, observed to recall the end of World War I on this date in 1918. The words, "Never again," pass through many lips on this day.
But in actual fact, the war is still going on, still smouldering. Though most don't see it, the war never really ended. And this marks a fitting day to become more fully aware of just how the war has changed, is changing, right before our eyes so that we can we can peacefully disengage.
With Pluto and the North Node together in early Capricorn, our necessary soul's path forward leads us right into the thick of it, into previously obscured battlefields. Ceres, the asteroid related to grains, cereals and the fertility of the Earth, is strongly involved here, having conjuncted both Pluto and the North Node over the past month and still within five degrees of their conjunction.
We can see quite clearly, with Ceres and Pluto so intertwined, how the chemical warfare that has been brought down so horrendously on human beings in the past - in these wars we are remembering this November 11th - has Plutonically morphed, gone into the soil and embedded in the nourishing Ceres domain.
Corporations once involved (and still involved) in acts against life on this planet are now clamouring to control our food supply.
A group of six chemical corporations (DuPont, BASF, Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer and Dow) and their biotech partners (Mendel Biotechnology and Evogene) are working to create a stranglehold on the world's seed supply with their genetically modified versions, implanted with foreign genetic material of many varieties.
The most recent strategic move on this front has found these corporations stockpiling patents on "climate-ready" crops - genetically designed and marketed by them just for these "End Times," y'all!
As nature and the weather are purposefully manipulated to create natural food shortages through floods, heat waves, hail storms, droughts and pest outbreaks (fuelling derivatives schemes), these companies are going to swoop in and save the world with their magical GMO seeds that will grow in even the crappiest of conditions! No rain? No fertilizer? Soil is the shits? No problem! Under this dystopic plan, the natural fertility of the Earth is destroyed (Ceres-Pluto), and only complete reliance on these corporate GMOs will save us from starvation.
These chemical corporations that would like us to be dependent on them for our food supply are war criminals (corporations are people, right?), guilty of committing heinous crimes against humanity - crimes that now continue with the manipulation and corruption of our DNA through pollution of food, medicine and environment.
Monsanto produced chlorine and mustard gases used in the trenches in World War I and is the company that brought us Agent Orange, a defoliant used to strip trees of their leaves during the Vietnam War. Agent Orange is highly toxic, carcinogenic and killed or debilitated hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese people and Vietnam veterans, as well as causing widespread genetic damage and birth defects. The depleted uranium of the 1960s and 70s. Also among Monsanto's list of improvements to the human condition are saccharin, DDT, PCBs, bovine growth hormones and Aspartame.
Those who read this blog regularly will recall that Bayer is the maker of the fluoroquinolone antibiotic Cipro, designed to ward off anthrax, prescribed to me for a mild urinary tract infection last December. This drug poisoned my entire system and caused debilitating side effects from which I am still recovering. Cipro has been repurposed as a cure-all post-anthrax scare and is prescribed widely by doctors in North America for minor infections.
The side effects are kept from the public and from most doctors, who are not aware or do not believe these types of side effects are possible.
Bayer was part of the Nazi chemical and pharmaceuticals conglomerate IG Farben, along with BASF - another German chemical company trying everything to get into our refrigerators and pantries. IG Farben was the only company in the Third Reich that actually ran its own concentration camp. It bought and used human guinea pigs to test its drugs and manufactured the deadly pesticide Zyklon B, which was used in the gas chambers.
DuPont is a corporation now in the chemicals and plastics game but started off manufacturing gunpowder, becoming the largest supplier to the U.S. military by the mid-19th century. DuPont was also a producer of plutonium and played a major role in the Manhattan Project and the creation of the atomic bomb. DuPont has been the key company behind the development of modern body armour, including the development of Kevlar which led to the bullet-proof vest, now prevalent in police and military units around the world.
American chemical company Dow produced napalm and Agent Orange for the U.S. government during the Vietnam War. After public protests of napalm, all other companies making it stopped production, leaving good old Dow reaping the profits as the sole provider. Dow also managed a nuclear weapons production facility from 1951 to 1975 near Denver, Colorado called Rocky Flats Plant that was involved in multiple radioactive leaks and contamination fires. Thousands, probably tens of thousands, of plant workers have died or are sick from cancers caused by radiation exposure and most have had their compensation claims denied. Dow was ordered in 2008 to pay $925 million in damages to 12,000 homeowners who live downwind of the plant for plutonium contamination, but in September 2010, an appeals court threw out the award. Dow and the other company involved were indemnified by the U.S. government in the case, meaning taxpayers would have paid any judgment along with the companies' legal fees.
Swiss-based Syngenta is the only company that calls itself an agribusiness company, focusing on the production of Frankenfoods entirely.
Do these sound like the people who ought to be responsible for feeding the world?
As Pluto and the North Node come together, post-conjunctions to Ceres, food truly is ammunition. None of the atrocities committed by these companies have been resolved in any way at this tail-end Piscean era. They have gained strength and power through war, poison and human suffering, and now they'd like to control the world seed supply. Fancy that.
These moral giants, partnering with Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, are also donating royalty-free seeds to poor African farmers (corruption of the root). Take it from Indian farmers, Africa. Just say no.
There aren't many companies that can say they are directly responsible for hundreds of thousands of farmer suicides - but Monsanto can! Over 200,000 farmers have committed suicide in India since 1997 and the introduction of patented GMO seeds. You see, those seeds that they're handing out free today cannot be saved from year to year - a common farming practice. These seeds have been engineered as "terminator seeds," which do not germinate for use in the next year. Even if the seeds did germinate, a farmer saving seeds like Monsanto's RoundUp Ready variety would quite easily be slapped with a patent infringement lawsuit. Even if you haven't saved the seeds, Monsanto will often willy nilly slap you with a lawsuit. Just ask hundreds of North American farmers who face ruination due to this corporation as it attempts to corner the market. Poor farmers who think they are getting a hell of a deal from Monsanto soon find that they are forced to buy these seeds from year-to-year. If they do not have the money to keep buying, they are out of business - not to mention the damage to the soil and waterways growing these GMOs does.
To curb its critics, Monsanto has taken to hiring Blackwater mercenaries to spy on anti-GMO activists. You'll remember Blackwater as the group hired by the U.S. government that regularly opened fire on and murdered Iraqui civilians during the war there. From "Monsanto paid Blackwater (Xe) to spy on anti-GMO activists — The Nation":
"A spokesperson for Monsanto, reached by Scahill, first denied the relationship with Blackwater, but then admitted that Monsanto had paid Total Intelligence for intelligence reoprts
“… about the activities of groups or individuals that could pose a risk to company personnel or operations around the world which were developed by monitoring local media reports and other publicly available information. The subject matter ranged from information regarding terrorist incidents in Asia or kidnappings in Central America to scanning the content of activist blogs and websites.”"
The merger of police state/military industrial complex with corporate GMO food. Pluto-North Node-Ceres in Capricorn.
Actively supporting the alternative to this chemical-ridden horror show has never been more important. There are many good sources of organic and non-GMO food available. Farmer's markets are populated by local farmers committed to producing good food. Yes, there are still good people out there.
Who would have thought buying real food from a farmer's market or organic grocery would become a revolutionary act? But in this Pluto in Capricorn toxic corporate age, that's exactly what it is.
Buying natural supplements is also one of those revolutionary acts as federal legislation attempts to crack down, forcing reliance on Big Pharma. Bill C-36 in the Canadian legislature is designed to impose drug-style restrictions on natural products, in effect, outlawing their sale and reducing their availability.
The Canadian distributor NOW FOODS (a company whose products I use) was recently told by the federal Natural Health Products Directorate that 53 of their natural products had to be removed from shelves.
Despite this top-down clamp-down, the alternatives are still out there - we just have to dig a little (Pluto) to get to them. Pluto shows us the ugly stuff so we have the necessary knowledge and will to drive to the alternative, to something better.
Ceres is asking us to take a closer look at what truly nourishes us, including standing up for what's right.
On October 19, just as Ceres and Pluto formed their conjunction, it was announced that, for the first time, Bayer CropScience had settled with three Texas rice farmers suing over the contamination of their rice crops by Bayer's genetically modified LibertyLink variety.
The contamination by Bayer's GMO rice has caused more than 7,000 long-grain rice farmers in five U.S. states - Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas - to lose European markets, bringing export restrictions, bans on two kinds of high-yield seeds and a plunge in prices. The losses are in the billions of dollars, though, of course, you can't really put a price on this type of contamination. The farmers affected in the five U.S. states are currently suing Bayer over the contamination of their crops. Bayer has lost six previous trials brought by the farmers to the tune of $54 million. These initial trials were considered bellwether trials to test the waters for the remaining cases. Bayer is now challenging those decisions with appeals and post-trial motions. The Texas farmers were asking for relatively little compensation - $430,000 plus punitive damages. They settled for $290,000. A veritable bargain for Monsanto.
So there are cracks forming around the edges - not least of which is the Big Six fighting and undermining each other as the greed and thirst for complete domination force them to attack each other.
As I wrote earlier, the Pluto-North Node conjunction, last experienced in late Scorpio in February 1994, infuses our soul-driven path forward with the Plutonic impetus for excavation, increased awareness and transformation out of the deadened husks of previous modes of operation, both personally and collectively.
With Pluto involved, there is an elimination necessary of one path over another. A reinvestment of energy and resources into the vital track driving us forward. This is true on many different fronts, but here, with Ceres involved, we can use the energy and impetus of this conjunction to eliminate corporate food from our lives to the best of our abilities, drawing from more fertile soil. We can use our buying power and the decisions about where we place our currency to support the vital alternatives wherever we can.
The choices we make about the food we eat, the water we drink, the supplements we take, the products we purchase and how we live our lives are potent. They act like water running through those cracks, making them bigger.
This is how we fight back without aggression - we fight for our health, our strength and our well-being. There is wiggle room here, though it's tight, and if we have the choice of something better, it's our revolutionary act - our duty, really! - to make that choice.