Saturday, July 28, 2018

Deconstructing the Worldwide Media Blackout on the Ongoing Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: California Wine is Just the Tip of This Radioactive Iceberg

An extremely watered-down, not-so-news story has hit the mainstream media in the past week or so about Fukushima-signature fallout being found in California wine.

From July 20, 2018: "Fukushima's Nuclear Imprint is Found in California Wine (Drinkers, Don't Panic)

Mind-bogglingly, this story has caused a big, old stir.

I recently noticed that The Weather Network has run the story, and commenters on their website are calling it "alarmist," suggesting TWN is irresponsible for even publishing such a story.

Honestly, mind-boggling doesn't even begin to cover it at this point. 

This wine story is so watered down and omits so many key facts that it's laughable, but even this, even this, piece of "Fukushima is no biggie" mainstream media propaganda is getting people all hot and bothered?

Nowhere in the story does anyone mention that Fukushima-signature fallout (Cesium 134 and 137), as well as other radioactive isotopes, have been found in produce, seafood, sand, and rain all along the West Coast of North America (and beyond) since the nuclear disaster began in 2011 and continuing to this day.

(But as soon as it's found in Napa Valley wine - generally an upper and upper-middle class area - all of a sudden, it's a huge story.)

Nowhere in the story does anyone mention the fact that man-made radioactivity bio-accumulates in the body, so a single serving of radioactively-contaminated food or drink may not have a huge impact on health, but hundreds or thousands of servings over the course of five, six, seven, and more years? That's definitely something to be concerned about. That involves continual bombardment by combinations of man-made radioactive isotopes that our bodies would not come into contact with naturally. The doses keep getting higher as they accumulate in the body. There's a threshold there.  

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Full Moon in Aquarius Total Lunar Eclipse: Celebrating Our "Weirdness" and Eccentric Fabulousity!

 A groovy-electric Aquarius Full Moon ahead, baby!


The Moon is now growing full, pushing its way to a powerhouse Aquarius Full Moon total lunar eclipse on July 27 (1:20 p.m. PDT) within a tight fixed T-square configuration and a loose Fixed Grand Cross.

This Full Moon total lunar eclipse in Aquarius is the longest eclipse we will experience in the 21st century with a 103-minute totality, and this gives it some extra kick. 

In the icy air sign of Aquarius, also conjunct lunar apogee Black Moon Lilith in late Capricorn, this is a Full Moon eclipse that celebrates the weird and the wonderful. It celebrates the people who don't fit in, who can't go along with the standard protocols, and who lead in order to advance the scene for humanity, even when it means sacrificing personal comfort, professional standing, social acceptance, or financial security. 

This includes people working from outside the system and also people working from within. It's the shared vision for a better future for all on this planet and the willingness to work, always, toward that vision that create the common bond. This common bond and common drive connect us from our often-disparate social positions.

This is a Full Moon that celebrates the fabulousness of being exactly who we are and letting the chips fall where they may.
 
So here's to all the square pegs in round holes out there! 

We've arrived! 

We've achieved! 

We've overcome! 

And damnnnnnn, we're fabulous.

I know it's trendy these days to call yourself "weird." It's become a sort of status symbol to take on an image of carefully-curated eccentricity. 

But to actually be considered one of the "weirdos" of society (even when you don't consider yourself to be weird) is often not a very pleasant thing. The conjunction of this Full Moon to Black Moon Lilith brings in some of these harsher elements. Being considered a "weirdo" or an "ill-fit" by mainstream or pseudo-alternative societies often involves isolation, ostracism, vilification, opposition, and straight-up attacks. It often requires one to forego the comforts and rewards of fitting in - socially, professionally, financially, with family.

This isn't the type of "weird" that involves eating brunch off a shovel, learning to play the ukelele, or wearing ironically outdated eyeglasses.

This is the type of weird that is often dangerous to one's personal well-being.

This isn't carefully-curated eccentricity. 

It's one's natural way of being coming into frictional, sometimes explosive, contact with "the way things are" and with the people who are mostly doing just fine with the way things are.

Monday, July 16, 2018

What is Astrology?

 Willow's Web Astrology blog "birth" chart - February 26, 2008
Click to enlarge.


"What is astrology?" may seem like a simple question, but it is not always so simple to answer. Astrology is practised in many different ways by many different astrologers.

In this YouTube video, I talk about my own practise of astrology, which is professional intuitive astrology practised as a spiritual art.

 

* YouTube Video: Willow from Willow's Web Astrology on "What is Astrology?" *

Monday, July 9, 2018

Mercury in Leo Square Jupiter in Scorpio: the Bombshell Announcement of the Elimination of Greyhound Bus and Freight Service Across All of Western Canada

Well, this is some huge (Jupiter) bad (Scorpio) news (Mercury). 

As transportation and communication planet Mercury in Leo formed an exact square to stationing Jupiter (big) in Scorpio (eliminations) on July 9, it was announced that Greyhound will be eliminating all bus routes and freight service across Western Canada. 

That's the vast provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. Other than one route, which will remain in British Columbia, the entirety of Western Canada, where more than 11 million people live, will have no bus service other than local service in the cities.

I don't know whether to cry, puke, or laugh at this point.

Western Canada has one of the most regressive public transportation situations in the world right now. 

And who does it hurt most? The people who are already struggling hardest in this society: the poor, the elderly, the disabled, students, rural people, people who don't or can't drive.

People living in the insulated Middle-Class Bubble want to be snide and facetious about so-called "First World Problems?" 

I bet most third world countries have public transportation.

There are plenty of real and hardcore problems in Canada, many involving class stratification and the invisibility/constant screwing over of the "underclasses." 

But this doesn't affect one-vehicle-per-person car drivers, so who cares, right? 

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

And I don't know about one of Greyhound's stated reasons - that ridership is down so extensively. The last time I took the Greyhound from Saskatchewan to B.C., it was absolutely packed with people. This is going to negatively affect so many people, I couldn't even begin to put a number on it. I'm definitely one of them.

In a way, though, the shock of this announcement has been dulled.

The announcement of the elimination of Greyhound bus - a private corporation - in Western Canada comes soon after the elimination, amidst huge protest, of the entire government-run provincial bus system in Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC).

The announcement of the elimination of STC also occurred with transportation/communication planet Mercury in a square aspect with another body - in that case Pluto.

Mercury = transportation
Pluto/Scorpio = elimination

From a previous post:

"[I]n late March 2017, just as Mercury in Aries formed a square to Pluto in Capricorn, it was announced that the neo-conservative Brad Wall government in Saskatchewan was eliminating the public bus system for the entire province in order to save one tenth of one percent of the overall budget. This was a shocking and horrifying announcement for many, including me. I literally couldn't believe that a decision this ass-headed would be allowed to go forward and wrote an article about it at the time, "We Get Knocked Down, But We Get Up Again: Regressive Transportation Policy Under the Mercury-Pluto Square.""

The decision by the Wall government to unceremoniously eliminate STC is particularly sickening, considering it destroyed the 70-year-old provincial bus system, which cost a measly $17 million per year to operate, while pumping $1.9 billion into a single bypass over a single Saskatchewan city - the government city of Regina where, coincidentally, the provincial legislature is located. 

The bypass was poorly designed - it was not made wide enough to transport farm machinery across it in a largely agricultural province - and the bypass has also now been found to be crumbling underneath as vehicles drive across.

Already four times the original estimate, this faulty bypass is certain to cost Saskatchewan taxpayers much more.

The elimination of Greyhound in Western Canada leaves 415 people unemployed, just as the elimination of STC left 224 people unemployed. 

I don't know how much worse it can get for non-drivers in Western Canada, but I won't tempt fate by saying it can't get any worse...

Sunday, July 8, 2018

The Nazis Got Me With Fluoride Pills!


This is a song I wrote in the folk-punk genre about being poisoned by the antibiotic Cipro, produced by the always-illustrious Bayer corporation. The poisoning by this fluorine-infused devil drug has resulted in Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Toxicity Syndrome which I and millions of others struggle with every day. 

Johnson&Johnson is another corporation that produces these horribly dangerous fluoroquinolone antibiotics, and there are many other corporations producing generic versions. 

I wish I could sing well enough (even for folk-punk standards, which aren't that high!) to sing this song for the public, but alas, I'm a writer for a reason. heh


The Nazis Got Me With Fluoride Pills!
By Willow of Willow's Web Astrology

The Nazis got me with fluoride pills
The Nazis got me with fluoride pills
I swear I've never been so ill
As when the Nazis got me with fluoride pills

I went to the doc with a minor plight
I had me a pain and my peein' weren't right
He gave me three pills, said take all these
Three days later, I was down on my knees

The pain struck me down and my body fell apart
The sickness came upon me, truly broke my heart
Couldn't eat, couldn't sleep, couldn't lift my head
The thoughts coursed through me I'd be better off dead

The Nazis got me with fluoride pills
The Nazis got me with fluoride pills
I swear I've never been so ill
As when the Nazis got me with fluoride pills

I took to the 'net to figure out my curse
There were many more like me, some even worse
We'd all been struck down by profiteering dicks
And brainwashed doctors making people so sick

Bayer poisoned me and so many friends
When will this corporate insanity end?
IG Farben and the war machine
How could humans even be this mean?

The Nazis got me with fluoride pills
The Nazis got me with fluoride pills
I swear I've never been so ill
As when the Nazis got me with fluoride pills

We all started talking, started sharing our tales
About the devastation from these dirty drug sales
We all knew something really weren't right
So we linked our arms and we started to fight

You can cripple our bodies but our spirit's still strong
Can't you tell as I sing my song?
In the end, the good always prevails
But until then, take heed of my tale:

The Nazis got me with fluoride pills
The Nazis got me with fluoride pills
I swear I've never been so ill
As when the Nazis got me with fluoride pills

 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Chiron Retrograde in Aries/Pisces: Pulling Our Heads Out of the Radioactive Sand...or Bust!

 The back of my zine, The Ongoing Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and Collapse of the Pacific Ocean Ecosystem, compiled for the six-year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2017 and unfortunately still just as relevant today...


Wounded healer Chiron turned retrograde yesterday and will now backtrack after planting a flag on new ground in Aries. 

Chiron stationed retrograde in early Aries (2 degrees), a very potent birth point in the astrological zodiac. A fresh new chapter is upon us, but first we must revisit some old ghosts to officially release them from our orbit.

The transit of Chiron through Aries (2018 - 2027) indicates a period of time when we must fight - and fight hard - to break ourselves out of old, wounding dynamics and illusions. This will require some specialized skills over the next year or so as we carve our way out of the potent backwash of the astrological Piscean era once and for all. 

Chiron in Aries, this fiery symbol of healing, indicates that we are willing to put up this fight because there is really just no tolerable alternative. People are willing to take new routes, to try new things, and to stand up for themselves and for life on this planet in more vigilant and active ways. 

Our healing path officially adopts a "take no prisoners" energy as we step out of the orchestrated downward spirals.  We aren't going down with this ship. We aren't going down the Piscean-era drain. And Chiron planting its flag in early Aries since April 17, 2018 indicates that we've set our course. 

Chiron will be retrograde in Aries until entering late Pisces again on Sept. 16, 2018. It will remain in late Pisces until February 17, 2019 when it re-enters Aries. The Chiron direct station occurs at 27 degrees Pisces on December 8, 2018.

This indicates the potential for layer-upon-layer of healing and resolution, healing and resolution that have been generations in the making. We can release many wounding dynamics and many karmic loops over the next months, but it will require the skill, the heart, and the steely resolve of the warrior (Aries). 

The transition from the astrological Piscean era to the astrological Aquarian era has not been an easy one. Pisces is symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions, and the end of the astrological Piscean era has coincided with the intentional collapse of the Pacific Ocean ecosystem via covert nuclear warfare against all life on this planet - the orchestrated (and ongoing) nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan, radioactively contaminating Japan, North America, and the rest of the globe.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Triple Eclipse Season and Jupiter Stationing Direct in Scorpio


 
Aquarius Full Moon total lunar eclipse on July 27, 2018 - the longest eclipse we will experience in the 21st century
Click chart to enlarge.


"Triple Eclipse Season and Jupiter Stationing Direct in Scorpio" is an article available to Willow's Web Astrology patrons. It outlines themes for the triple eclipse season of the summer of 2018, as well as the Jupiter direct station in Via Combusta Scorpio.

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