Thursday, April 13, 2017

Pluto Stationing Retrograde in Capricorn: From Millions Against Monsanto to Billions Against Bayer

Pluto is slowing in the zodiac to station retrograde April 20 at 19 degrees Capricorn, and the illegitimacy of the corpo-governmental power structures on Planet Earth would be hard to deny at this point even for the staunchest of maya-dwellers.

Pluto is nothing if not a fan of laying shit bare.
Under the stationing potency of the Lord of the Underworld in the sign of the corporation, protests are being set for April 28, 2017 in Bonn and Berlin, Germany to show resistance to the planned merger of German-based pharmaceutical, chemical, and genetically modified seed giant Bayer with the most well-known face of genetically modified foods, Monsanto.

These protests are set to coincide with Bayer Corporations' Annual General Meeting on April 28 in Bonn. (Please note: Bayer moved its AGM from Cologne to smaller Bonn at the last minute in an effort to avoid the protests.)

From the CBGnetwork website: "We would also like to invite all of you to attend the actions at BAYER’s AGM in Cologne, Germany, on 28th April 2017. Please register with us if you want to speak at the meeting. Together, we will show BAYER’s responsible people, managers and major shareholders what we think of their crimes.

Let us coordinate our resistance against BAYER and MONSANTO and take it to ‘the heart of the beast’. We count on you!"

For more, see Coalition Against Bayer Dangers or contact

So for those who can't make the demonstrations in Germany, take to YouTube, social media, or the streets on (or around) April 28 to express what you would like to say to Bayer executives. Use Twitter hashtags #stopbayermonsanto and #billionsagainstbayer, or tweet directly to Bayer at @BayerAG. Organize a solidarity demonstration in your town - perhaps outside your local drug store or grocery store - and share the photos and stories. Even a single individual acting alone can raise a lot of needed awareness. If you feel moved by this issue, participate in any way you can.

The planned merger of Bayer with Monsanto follows other recent mega-mergers in the GMO and chemicals game - Dow and DuPont joined forces to form DowDuPont in 2015, and ChemChina merged with Syngenta in 2016.

In a truly Pluto in Capricornian move, Bayer is planning to swallow up the highly toxic public facade of Monsanto Corporation for $62 billion, obscuring the evil deeds of both under its falsely innocuous brand of "the Aspirin company." 

It's our job not to allow this burying of dirty deeds to happen. It's our job to see through this hollow public relations strategy as the ruthless power consolidation move that it is. 

As I sit here writing this, in a state of physical debilitation and pain, as I have been every day for the past seven-and-a-half years since taking Bayer's devil drug antibiotic Cipro, it would be quite impossible for me to forget the evils of the Bayer Corporation. It would be impossible for me to forget that this corporation matches, if not trumps, the crimes against humanity committed by Monsanto. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A Powerhouse Full Moon in Libra: Illuminated Social Fissures and the Healing Balm of Common Ground

We're building to a Full Moon in Libra (April 10, 11:08 p.m. PDT at 21 degrees) in quite a powerhouse position, conjunct Jupiter retrograde in Libra, opposite Uranus, Eris, and the Sun in Aries, and square Pluto in Capricorn.

All this clashing cardinal energy indicates social conditions that are a bit more dynamic, more agitated, and more stirred up than a peace-loving Libra Moon may prefer. As such, there is a bit of emotional discomfort indicated with some frictional social angles to navigate.

This is a Via Combusta Full Moon - the only one of the year - falling within "the burning path" and suggesting the possibility of some combustible events, particularly socially/within society. In addition to that, we have messenger planet Mercury, stationing retrograde April 9, making extended contacts to King Shit Disturber Uranus and Queen Shit Disturber Eris conjunct in Aries, in effect into mid-May. You can read more about that in this article, "Necessary Discordant Notes as Uranus Makes Its Final Conjunction to Eris in Aries."

Some people will be stirring crap. Others won't be in the mood to put up with it.

If you'd like to avoid this altogether (often Libra's preference), side-step situations and people as soon as you feel the tensions starting to rise. As always, choose your battles. The reverberations from this Full Moon (especially social/interpersonal) could be felt for a while...

There are some legitimate social waves that must be made under these aspects, but there is also an element of people looking for a fight, looking for something (or someone) to pick at.

Different styles of social leadership may come into frictional contact under these astrological conditions, and this can happen quite quickly and unexpectedly. 

As we're pushed, inevitably, to the emotional brink under the Full Moon's rays, social tensions are illuminated for all to see and feel, pushed to a head in an effort to get it all on the table.

We're seeing and sensing the cracks between us and among us - but we're also seeing and sensing the healing balms that must be applied to rectify traumas and soothe interpersonal inflammations.

We're seeing social sore spots now in an illuminated way not so that we can capitalize on them and attack each other but so that we can find new avenues for relating that acknowledge these sticking points but also go beyond them. We all have these social or societal sore spots. We've all been hurt at times by the way the society and the people around us operate. We've all had salt tossed in our wounds - repeatedly. And we're now tasked with giving ourselves and others the respect and space required to heal these wounds within the social sphere.