Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Ceres in Aries Triggering the Uranus-Pluto Square: the Goddess of Grains in a Gluten-Free World
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.
Now, none of this should come as a surprise, as the Bt technology was designed to literally blow up the digestive systems of insects that eat the plants!
Damage to the intestines will have adverse effects throughout the biological system, as anyone with Leaky Gut Syndrome or any number of other digestive disorders will tell you. "Health begins in the gut" is a common natural health motto, and gut/intestinal issues are considered the roots of many ailments including digestive and auto-immune disorders, allergies, candida overgrowth, arthritis, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and many more.
Much of the population is unaware that the big GMO corporations are turning us into the biggest science experiment in human history, that our very DNA is being altered without our consent and against our will via genetically modified organisms and chemical pesticides and herbicides that have been implanted in our foods and in the foods of our livestock.
Ceres transiting Aries and triggering the Uranus-Pluto square with Uranus stationing direct indicates a time for action, a battle to nourish ourselves while also battling to eliminate those things that are not nourishing to us.
The areas where GMOs are most prevalent are in processed foods and in animal products. Processed food products on supermarket shelves currently made with conventional corn, soy, or canola are very likely to contain at least some GM material. Genetically modified corn, alfalfa, and soy are also common livestock feeds.
Eliminating processed foods and eliminating conventionally-produced supermarket animal products (meat, dairy, eggs, etc.) are the most direct and front-line ways to use the Earth Mama warrior energy of Ceres in Aries to protect yourselves and your loved ones. Buy organic animal products and produce whenever your budget will allow - just buy less of it, if necessary. Sourcing food that is up to organic standards directly from farmers and ranchers is often the most affordable (if less convenient) way to go. Even independent farmers and ranchers may feed their livestock GM feed, though, so ask questions and go with a producer with a good reputation whom you feel you can trust.
Another area of nourishment that is often overlooked is our water sources.
Due to the increasingly toxic environments around us, our water sources are becoming less trustworthy.
A recent investigation done by Reuters reporters M.B. Pell and Joshua Schneyer found that there are almost 3,000 communities in the United States that have water with lead levels that are at least double that of Flint, Michigan. You may recall last year's media storm over Flint's water crisis - but as usual, all the media attention in the world does little to illuminate the true depth and breadth of the problem.
With Ceres in Aries conjunct stationing Uranus, triggering the Uranus-Pluto square, independent leadership in the area of our nourishment is primary, as is the elimination (or at least reduction) of multiple layers of poison assaulting our biological systems every day.
Many of you may be aware that I was debilitated by a fluoroquinolone antibiotic called Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) that was prescribed to me for a minor infection in 2009, and this has left me (and hundreds of thousands of others) with a crazy mix of health ailments and symptoms ever since.
Six months ago, I moved to a new province, and in the chaos of the big move, I neglected to pay close enough attention to my water source. The water here is not fluoridated - I made sure of that. But it is chlorinated, and I sort of put it to the back of my mind in favour of other pressing concerns. (I had been vigilant about drinking filtered or natural water in the years prior to this move, but that just goes to show you the mind-fogging effects of the South Node in Pisces with Saturn square Neptune...)
Sure enough, for the past six months, I have experienced a terrible flare of symptoms that has been quite debilitating.
I refined and refined my diet to the point that I could refine it no more, and still the symptoms persisted.
Finally, I asked myself what was different in my life in this new province and considered that it may be the water causing the problems.
After doing my research and weighing my options carefully, I decided on a Big Berkey water filtration system. I had heard about these systems from various "prepper" sites over the years, as well as from an astrologer I had worked with a bit in the past. But I had always shied away from the price tag.
After weighing it out, though, I decided to bite the bullet and make an investment. I also ordered a chlorine-removing shower head system, as I learned that breathing in steamed chlorine during a hot shower was quite terrible for you, as well.
Now, I had always sort of (erroneously) believed that fluoride was the main toxin to avoid in water and that chlorine was one of those "less bad" toxins that our bodies could put up with.
Not this body. Not after being poisoned by Cipro.
So I took the plunge and ordered my Big Berkey.
Assembly was fairly simple (after watching a how-to video on YouTube in preparation), though I did have to prime the filters twice due to not pressing them against the faucet firmly enough the first time.
Immediately, immediately, I noticed a decrease in the severity of my symptoms.
I could not smell any chlorine in the filtered water or in the water coming through my shower head filter.
And it was quite delicious-tasting, to boot.
I'm not saying it was a miracle cure - I don't think there is such thing with moderately severe fluoroquinolone toxicity syndrome like I have. But the symptoms were back to being manageable, which is just fabulously great.
This taught me that, no, chlorine is not just a "necessary evil" that we can tolerate because we have to. Chlorine toxifies the system just like fluoride or lead or pharmaceuticals do. Chlorine also kills bacteria, which includes the good bacteria in the gut.
This also taught me that, yes, a system like this is worth the investment. These systems run with either two or four filters. Each filter is good for 11,000 Litres of water before replacement is necessary. Mine has two filters, so that is 22,000 Litres (5,811 Gallons) of water. It is estimated that an adult human being should drink two to three Litres of water per day. If you add some extra water for cooking, these filters are still going to last many, many years before needing to be replaced.
After seeing what a big difference clean water made for my health, I am also reminded - painfully - that we are not going to receive even the most basic of common sense leadership and guidance from our governments or from our institutions on this issue.
Lead is one of the heavy metals that the Berkey filters will take out of the water almost completely, along with aluminum and barium (being dumped into our air, water, and soil continually and in massive amounts via chemtrail spraying), mercury, and many more. These filters will remove chlorine almost entirely. They will remove pharmaceuticals (removal of Ciprofloxacin is even listed on the label). They will remove pathogenic bacteria, pesticides, arsenic, petroleum products. You can also add extra filters to remove fluoride, which I subsequently purchased.
Also high on the list these days - Berkeys have been shown to remove most radioactivity from the water.
In other words, there is quite a simple and immediate solution to the problem of contaminated water, a solution that, again, is not being activated or made accessible to the people by our so-called leaders. This solution could be employed while more long-term solutions and upgrades are made to water-related infrastructures. This solution could save lives and it could head off the suffering and expense of ill health. This solution also gives some power back to the people over the quality of their water.
Again, we have to ask ourselves why governments, said to govern for the people, are not providing education, assistance, and guidance to purchase one of these systems, making them available to people of all income levels?
There is no legitimate reason for this.
Just as with the homelessness and affordable housing crisis, we see that we are on our own with this. Communities are on their own.
Politicians are not our leaders.
Corporations are not our leaders.
Celebrities are not our leaders.
We are our leaders.
And we are our own leaders with relatively few resources at our disposal. Most of the resources have been tied up in Band-Aid solutions and bureaucracy and destructive practises. Most of the resources are not being allocated to the immediate, common sense solutions.
With Ceres in Aries conjunct stationing Uranus, there is nowhere that our independent leadership is more crucial than with the things that nourish our bodies.
We are in uncharted territory when it comes to food, water, and basic nourishment on this planet. Ceres is in uncharted territory. The Goddess of grains is navigating a gluten-free world, a world where we have to battle, every day, for food and water that nourish rather than poison. This is a world where we have to battle, every day, to eliminate invisible toxins that we are erroneously taught are perfectly safe.
I would encourage anyone - especially those with health ailments - to research Berkey systems. They also make a truly meaningful gift for the people in your life. If you know of families or communities struggling with water quality issues, please spread the word. Berkey - U.S. or Berkey - Canada
Ceres in Aries, infused with the revolutionary, rabble-rousing energy of Uranus, is asking us to take on the leadership through uncharted territory as we move into 2017, making the changes for ourselves, for our fellow humans, and for our communities.
It's in our own hands, no one else.
Ceres continues through late Aries, conjunct Uranus, until entering Taurus February 5, 2017.