The Sun enters Leo Monday morning (10:56 a.m. CST), and we leave an emotional roller coaster of a Cancer season behind us.
Flooding, wind, hail, and other destructive weather have been almost constants this Cancer season under the Grand Water Trines and cardinal t-squares. But we've come to expect this wild and erratic weather - weather even the old folks haven't seen in their lifetimes - over the past few years, under the cardinal Grand Crosses and t-squares that have formed since Pluto entered Capricorn in 2008. Most will continue to point to climate change. I would point to intentional weather modification and manipulation of the food supply as the real kickers...
Citizens in Cancer Sun nation the United States of America have come to understand this Cancer season just how deeply their Big Brother surveillance state has dug in. Purposefully-escalating global battles also continue to simmer, as we experience an energetic replay of the Dirty Thirties under the Uranus-Pluto square series.
The Sun leaves this Cancerian battleground and dips into the leonine sign just in time for the Full Moon at 1:16 p.m. CST on July 22. This Full Moon falls at 0 degrees Aquarius - the freshest degree in the sign of the fresh, new astrological era.
This Aquarius Full Moon is the first of two Full Moons in the sign of the water-bearer. A book-end Aquarius Full Moon will occur August 20 at 28 degrees Aquarius.
Emotionally, we're finding our bearings in the new astrological era. These double Aquarius Full Moons indicate a sort of coolly atmospheric and detached quality amidst a sea of hot and pressurized change, shifts, and upheaval. We're getting comfortable with new-era circumstances that may not be all that comforting, all things considered. With these Full Moons, we're gaining the emotional bird's eye view, taking stock, getting a lay of the Aquarian-era land. We're detaching from areas of previous emotional attachment that could now drag us under and re-investing emotional energy into our own grand future visions, into our own interesting roles within unfolding Aquarian-era communities.
These Full Moons illuminate the progress we've made so far, as we slip off the last tendrils of the astrological Piscean era and allow Aquarius to permeate our emotional bodies. We have new emotional anchors within this new era, and these Aquarius Full Moons show us where those anchors are grabbing hold. The Aquarius house or houses of your astrological birth chart are the most fertile ground for those anchors, illuminated by the Full Moons.
This Full Moon is called the Hay Moon, for obvious reasons. This is haying season, when farmers and ranchers are cutting and baling hay to feed their livestock over the long, cold winter.
This Hay Moon falls in Aquarius, the sign of technology, and this includes biotechnology.
The dispositor of the Aquarius Full Moons is Uranus in Aries, which has just stationed retrograde at 12 degrees. Uranus is the planet leading the way into the new era, and in Aries, we are in territory we have never been in before. Nowhere is this more the case than with biotechnology and the current genetic modification of our food sources.
True to the 'Hay Moon in Aquarius' theme, there is a battle going on right now in Canada for our alfalfa crop. In addition to edible alfalfa products for humans, alfalfa is cut, baled, and used as feed for livestock. It is also used as fertilizer in organic farming, and it is planted as the transitional crop when a farm is moving from conventional to organic.
In other words, alfalfa is a bedrock crop for livestock and for organic farming.
Wisconsin-based Forage Genetics has a plan to sell Monsanto's genetically modified RoundUp Ready alfalfa commercially in Ontario and Quebec as early as this year.
This would be the first feral, perennial (grows back year-after-year), genetically modified crop unleashed in Canada, and cross-contamination of our natural, non-GM alfalfa crop would be inevitable.
Farmers and citizens from all provinces and territories are currently protesting the planned release of GM alfalfa in Canada but are receiving very limited mainstream media coverage. This has been pigeon-holed by media as a "farm issue," when in reality, it is an issue that affects anyone who eats.
I've written a basic primer on genetically modified alfalfa that can be found here: GM Alfalfa Primer. I've also written a very simple breakdown on How GM Alfalfa Affects You. Please distribute these as you see fit.
Starting next week, I will have "Stop GM Alfalfa in Canada: say "no" to Franken-hay" bumper stickers available for purchase. I'll have pictures available soon. Please contact me at willowsweb [at] hushmail.com if you are interested in purchasing a bumper sticker.
If people from other countries would like to purchase the bumper stickers, I can have a "Stop GM Alfalfa: say "no" to Franken-hay" version printed, as well. I can also have a plain "Stop GM Alfalfa" version printed, as this certainly affects more than the hay crop.
Genetically modified alfalfa has been planted in the United States for the past three seasons. This is the very beginning for this feral, perennial, GM crop. Pressure from citizens can stop it from proliferating, but we have to be vocal, vigilant, and diligent. The future of the food supply is at stake.
Use these double Aquarius Full Moons to hone in on your own vision for the Aquarian-era future. Feel it out and get excited about what's ahead, despite the considerable challenges. We're living through mind-boggling times. Focus on the possibilities. Move yourself emotionally into Aquarius. Plant you feet on the water-bearer side. And join with those of like mind to accomplish more than you could accomplish on your own.