Friday, December 30, 2016
There's a lot going on in the unseen, etheric realms when Pisces is strong, and our sleeping hours may involve an even more powerful release of the unconscious than usual.
With transiting Saturn in Sagittarius square Chiron in Pisces, our dreams may have something important to teach us or to tell us. We may experience prophetic or foreshadowing dreams, also, as our spirits inform us of the path ahead through future events - albeit through the strange imagery of the dream world, which may not be comprehensible until said future events are upon us...
We may be working things out via our dreams in a more intense or active way under these astro conditions, solving problems or releasing old traumas.
This concentration of Pisces energy will continue throughout the month of January, with Venus (as of January 3), Pallas Athene, Mars, Neptune, Chiron, and the South Node of the Moon transiting Pisces.
The veil between the visible and the invisible, the material and the immaterial, becomes thinner when multiple bodies and points crowd the sign of the fishes. Things are watery, slippery, hard to pinpoint, hard to nail down. Even waking life takes on a sense of the surreal and dreamy with synchronicity and "cosmic winks" from the universe more common.
With aggressive malefic planet Mars in the mix, there may also be an emphasis on nightmares or otherwise unpleasant dreams (letting up by January 27 when Mars enters Aries).
The Pisces concentration picks up some juice yet again in late February with the Sun and Mercury transiting Pisces, until Mercury enters Aries March 13 and the Sun enters Aries, marking equinox, March 20.
So because the dream life is such a prominent arena at the moment, let's buck the common wisdom that no one cares about other people's dreams except therapists and that's only because therapists are paid to care about them!
I was considering this Mars in Pisces transit, in particular, and its potential correlation to edgy, intense dreams or nightmares.
What type of nightmare do you find most terrifying or disturbing?
I think the one I find most terrifying is when you wake up and for a couple seconds, you see a figure in the room with you. You're aware that you just woke up, so it seems certain that someone (or some thing) is right there with you. It takes a few seconds to realize that no one is there, that it was part of a dream, and those few seconds are truly petrifying.
Recurring dreams are also really interesting. (Again, maybe not other people's recurring dreams, but let's throw caution to the wind on this one!)
I have a few different recurring dreams. One that I've had throughout my life is a dream about tornadoes coming. Sometimes I can see the tornado on its way; sometimes I only know it's coming. Generally there is a panic to get everyone (including pets) into the basement in time. Sometimes, I'm considering what possessions I have time to collect. In some of the dreams, I have to call for help and can't seem to get the number to the ambulance/police right, having to dial again and again. This dream is not all that mysterious, as my mother was in a tornado while pregnant with me and barely escaped before the tornado hit the trailer home she was living in.
The recurring dream I have the most these days is about eating food! This isn't mysterious, either. Since being poisoned by Cipro, I have had to limit my diet to a very small list of items. Most foods are off limits. If I stray from my highly limited diet, even with basic, non-junk foods, there is the possibility that I will trigger a cellulitis infection on my face, which has (horrifyingly) happened three times before. So my dreams usually involve eating some sort of contraband foods, realizing with horror what I've done, and then feeling intense dread that I will wake up the next day with cellulitis. heh
What types of recurring dreams do you have? Can you pinpoint the reasons for them?
Feel free to share your own thoughts/dreams, or feel free to skip this boring post filled with someone else's boring dreams. ;-)
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
We're currently experiencing a highly Plutonic Mercury retrograde in
Capricorn/late Sagittarius (December 19 to January 8).
Mercury retrogrades, in general, bring us newly-uncovered information and perspective to process. But this one, infused so greatly with Pluto energy from the Mercury retrograde station conjunct Pluto on December 19, is truly hell-bent on exposing certain things that have been hidden from view.
There is really no holding back the tenacity of this Mercury placement, infused with intense-and-otherworldy Plutonic drive. It will leave no stone unturned.
The information Mercury is digging up now is molten lava. It gets right to the point. This information is potentially traumatic, potentially triggering, and potentially disgusting.
But it is also empowering. It's always empowering to finally have something exposed that has been going on beneath your nose.
Mercury is digging things up, in particular, to expose illegitimacy, dishonesty, and nefarious practises (especially business/financial practises).
This process of exposure, of bringing certain (potentially gross) information to light, is working its magic layer-by-layer but will not be complete until the exact Mercury-Pluto conjunction on January 29 (17 degrees Capricorn), the exact Mercury-Uranus square January 31 (21 degrees Capricorn/Aries), and finally the Mercury ingress of Aquarius (February 7).
In addition to this Plutonic Mercury retrograde digging around in the muck, Uranus is currently stationing direct at 20 degrees Aries (December 28), which indicates the potential for shocks (Uranus) related to our identities (Aries).
And boy, did I just get one of those.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Earth Mama dwarf planet Ceres is currently in late Aries in tight conjunction to stationing Uranus and in loose square to Pluto in Capricorn. In other words, the Goddess of grains, agriculture, and the fertility of the Earth is triggering the Uranus-Pluto square.
Ceres moved retrograde into late Aries in mid-October, and it stationed direct, tightly conjunct Uranus, on December 8, 2016.
Ceres and Uranus are still in that tight conjunction as Uranus now prepares to station direct at 20 degrees Aries on December 28.
This is an indicator that food, agriculture, and nourishment themes - especially those that are new in human history - are being electrified and shaken up. This is also an indicator that an immediate and perhaps radical change in course may be required in these areas, and it likely needs to be self-directed.
Ceres in Aries in general indicates a battle (Aries) regarding our nourishment (Ceres) that may also involve human rights and genetics.
Uranus is an indicator of technology, including biotechnology, and the insidious introduction of genetically modified (GM) foods into the general food supply is one area being lit up by this Ceres-Uranus conjunction.
The results of yet another animal feeding trial were recently released (under this Ceres-Uranus conjunction) that indicate health damage in lab rats fed a diet of GM Bt corn. This is corn that has been genetically modified to have insecticide built right into the plants, and it is grown widely in Canada and the United States.
The Egyptian study showed that after only 90 days, the intestines of the lab rats were damaged by diets of this corn:
"In the GM-fed rats, some areas of the villi – finger-like structures in the intestine that absorb nutrients from food – were damaged. They were distorted and flattened, with some cells joined together. The damage can clearly be seen in the images included in the study. The crypts (mucosal glands) were disrupted and blood vessels were congested. Signs of inflammation – white blood cell infiltration – were seen around areas of damage. In addition, the cells of the intestinal lining were abnormal in structure.
Other signs of damage included increased shedding of mucosal cells, increased numbers of mucous-secreting goblet cells, and higher rates of division of cells lining the crypts."
(Source: Claire Robinson, gmwatch.org)
This was the third Egyptian feeding trial study that showed health damage in rats fed GM Bt corn. The first study showed changes in organs, blood biochemistry, and body weights. The second study showed toxic effects on the liver and kidneys, as well as damage to the intestines.
Friday, December 9, 2016
You can listen to the recent radio segment here:
I was speaking about the necessary emergence of alternative housing, including tiny homes, to solve the homelessness and affordable housing crises and also about the need for people and communities to take these matters into their own hands, as the current power structures will not be solving these desperate problems. The lack of effective action up to this point tells the tale, with billions of dollars wasted on inadequate Band-Aid solutions that only keep the nasty cycles going.
Today, that evil data-mining site we all use nowadays told me of a tiny home community in Oregon that has been created for the homeless. Another community is being planned for people who have jobs but can't afford a place to live due to the prohibitive cost of rents.
Upon further research, these tiny home communities are popping up all over the place because, quite simply, they are a common sense solution to the problem. Facebook Page: Tiny Communities
The creative potential of these communities to solve housing and social problems is huge. The possibilities are truly exciting.
A tiny home community has been developed in Los Angeles, California specifically for homeless teens. Each tiny home costs just $1,200 to build.
So let's just put this on the record: there is no legitimate reason why our governments are not spearheading major initiatives like this, as well as tackling more long-term solutions to the affordable housing crisis. At the very least, governments should be fully supporting the people behind these initiatives as well as training and supporting people to build their own alternative shelters.
The fact that this is not happening en masse, that people are on their own with this stuff, is a blatant sign of the corruption and inhumanity of the power structures on this planet. It is a blatant sign that our governments are failing us miserably. It is a blatant sign that - especially in the astrological Aquarian Age - politicians are not our leaders.
We are our leaders.
Luckily, the corrupt and control-based power structures of Planet Earth are no match - have never been any match - for human ingenuity, adaptability, and the desire to end needless suffering.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
This appears to be a very Uranian holiday season, as we experience yet another era-shift shake-up in our relations with others (particularly family).
We generally come into closer contact with the people in our lives during the holidays, and this close contact illuminates the path we need to take in order to get out of some classic karmic emotional pits related to this time of year.
The holidays aren't necessarily warm and cozy and wonderful for everyone, and this strong Uranian energy suggests that we can make some changes to address that fact this year.
The astrological Aquarian era is about creating fluid, common sense rules and structures that work for the individuals involved, rather than forcing people to fit within rigid, pre-set ways of doing things.
As we move through the holidays and close out the year 2016, the planet leading the way into the new astrological era, Uranus, is stationing direct at 20 degrees Aries (exact station December 28), and this body's erratic, up-and-down, off-and-on energy permeates the holiday scene.
There is a little agitation here, and for good reason.
This is an excerpt from the article, "A Happily Uranian Holiday Season." It is available in its entirety to Willow's Web Astrology patrons.