Have we entered an Ice Age already? Nah, it's just the Canadian prairie in December. Weeks of unnatural grey and cloud with only the slightest of sunny breaks. All Winter in a Day.
I know the world has gone all to hell since entering 2011 (when isn't it, though, really?). 'Biblical' floods in Australia, birds falling dead from the sky, haywire weather all over the damned place, high profile killing after high profile killing. There has been a definite acceleration, and it will keep getting faster.
The purge is on to remove anyone who isn't a "true believer" from the ranks as we head ever-closer to the first in the series of seven squares of Uranus in Aries to Pluto. The last series of Uranus in Aries squares to Pluto coincided with the Nazi purges of their ranks. It also coincided with the beginning of Stalin's. Just for a little context. That was closer to the end of the square series, but as I noted before, they're getting a jump on it straight out of the gate this time around.
And this is not to be flippant about it.
The Gulf Loop Current being severed has sort of left us screwed, blued and tattooed. We've got not only floods to look forward to but major temperature fluctuations and probably drought, if the scientific predictions are on the money. Add your standard HAARPicanes, tornadoes and frequency-induced earthquakes, and well...we've got a whole big manufactured 'End Times' shindig going down on this little spinning planet. Par-tay. They don't call it Revel-ations for nothing!
People are starving to death as manufactured food shortages and stock market speculation/derivatives schemes drive the price of food globally to "record highs." Remember that 'biblical' flooding in Pakistan's breadbasket this summer? And the flooding and devastation of crops in Canada's breadbasket? Unbeknownst to most supermarket shoppers, that's where food comes from. So flooding out those areas = not good.
But if some overprivileged dipshit with a stylish, stylish life isn't yipping about it on Twitter, no one pays all that much attention.
The injustice of purposeful starvation, leaving people to wither and languish...well, I know many find it cliched to actually care about your fellow human beings this far into Pisces, but it makes me weak. It makes me feel ill. It makes me want to burn myself in protest...
Oh, wait. I already do that. Via Combusta gal and all.
So yes, this is all kinds of miserable. And intolerable. I want to write about it. Expose it. Put it here in black and white so no one can go on denying what's happening. But you see, Saturn is stationing retrograde right now smack dab on my natal Pluto. Pluto plays a major role in my chart and in my life, and this transit is taking up a lot of energy.
So bear with me as I trudge through the waves of existential horror. (The worst part about Saturn transits is they make it all so concrete and in-your-face!) I'm hanging by the skin of my teeth here at times.
The good news is:
Jupiter is about to move into Aries January 22. New territory in the biggest of ways. One more layer of tail-end Pisces drops away.
We're in that period of time when every single body in the zodiac is moving forward, so you know a lot of progress is happening. I wouldn't really know due to that aforementioned Saturn stationing on Hellzone, but I'm sure it is. I'm sure of it! Saturn breaks the spell January 25 by turning retrograde at 17 Libra.
Mercury moves into Capricorn January 13 and out of its retrograde territory (yes, we're still in retrograde shadow degrees!) January 17. My computer has been buggy since Mercury entered the shadow, so we'll see if this improves things at all. Sure, Mercury hits a conjunction to Pluto immediately after leaving the retro shadow degrees, but you know...it's at least SOME news, maybe not the best news.
Mars leaves Cappie for Aquarius January 15. We're at that point in Canadian winter where you just have to get weird to get through it. The Sun enters Aquarius January 20, bringing the full-on detached bizarreness of it all.
January 19, we have our fourth of five anaretic degree Full Moons. The Moon will be at home in its own sign here - Cancer, of course.