Sunday, August 26, 2018

Mars Direct! Making Our Preferable Future Vision For Life On This Planet Into A Concrete Reality

Mars is poised for direct action at 28 degrees Capricorn tomorrow morning (7:05 a.m. PDT), and we shoot into the workweek on a serious mission...

With Mars concentrated in late Capricorn until re-entering airy Aquarius September 10, we're masters of our own work, our own status, and our own domains, and we're looking to put that mastery into concrete action in immediate ways. 

See a problem? Solve it.
See a loose end? Tie it. 
See a weakness? Strengthen it. 
See an opportunity? Take it.

Mars, exalted in Capricorn, is associated with competition and setting oneself apart, and with Mars in the latest degrees of Capricorn until September 10, intensifying these qualities could put you ahead of the competition:

- responsibility 
- respectfulness 
- professionalism 
- efficiency/time-saving
- leadership with vision
- management skills, especially while under pressure
- maintaining a stiff upper lip, even within trying circumstances
- focusing on the bottom line, on the dollars and cents
- being willing to work longer and harder than the next person

Mars first entered the degrees of its retrograde shadow way back in April, which I wrote about at the time: "Mars Enters the Retrograde Shadow of a Highly Uranian Retrograde Period."

From that article:

"Mars goes retrograde once every two years, and in basic terms, Mars retrogrades involve reviewing the personal trajectory we have taken in the prior two-year period, determining how effective our actions and ways have been.

During these retrogrades, we re-visit our use of will, desire, motion, physical energy, aggression, and sexuality, and we also make adjustments as we set off on a new two-year action and goal cycle.

We re-visit what we wanted and whether we achieved it, but we also review the continuing value of certain goals altogether. What we once wanted may not be what we want now. Mars retrograde periods give us a chance to update our goals, our trajectories, and our methods for achieving our goals."
 


So with the Mars retrograde in Aquarius/late Capricorn now under our belts (June 26 - August 27), we've had our review time, we've checked in with our personal goals, desires, and trajectories, and we're now officially entering a new, two-year goal cycle designed to make our preferable future vision for life on this planet (Aquarius) into a concrete reality (Capricorn) on both micro and macro levels.

We're working with a foundation that we've just finished laying out and solidifying. This foundation is the launching point (as well as a source of crucial support) for the next two years of growth and development in our lives. The house(s) where 28 degrees Capricorn to 9 degrees Aquarius falls in your natal chart indicates the primary arena where we find this foundational launching point. It's the activities and themes of this particular house where we are required to take full responsibility - like a boss!

With a mix of Capricorn and Aquarius themes colouring our movements and trajectories over the next two years, we're working with a potent combination of conservatism (Capricorn) and radicalism (Aquarius), tradition (Capricorn) and future vision (Aquarius), the conventional (Capricorn) and the unconventional (Aquarius).

Over the next two years, we're bringing new ideas and new ways - particularly of a more egalitarian, anarchistic, or future-oriented persuasion - into old and often crystallized hierarchical structures, and this can be dangerous work. The influence of potentially-volatile Mars (anger, aggression, inflammation) indicates the necessity for the steely-eyed resolve and cunning wisdom of the warrior as we take on these pursuits.

However, the planetary rulers of both Capricorn and Aquarius are in a flowing and congenial trine aspect as Mars goes direct, and this indicates that we may have more success activating the "egalitarian Aquarian shift" than we might have imagined or than we might have experienced previously. In many cases, it's just time. The water-bearer's ways are received like (geo-engineered) parched earth receives rain.

As an example: following the $286 million ruling in favour of Dewayne Johnson, an ex-school groundskeeper dying of cancer due to Roundup herbicide exposure, there are 8,000 more Roundup-related court cases against Bayer, the now-owner of Monsanto, and Bayer shares have fallen 11% since news of the ruling. 

As Mars goes direct, the planetary ruler of Capricorn, Saturn, is stationing direct (September 6) at 2 degrees Capricorn within an exact trine aspect to Aquarius' ruling planet, Uranus, at 2 degrees Taurus.

Again, this indicates some distinct cosmic assistance as we attempt to reconcile the current (often violent and deadly) authoritarian hierarchies with the winds of egalitarian-Aquarian change that are blowing, blowing, blustering and blowing...

From the July 7, 2017 patron article, "Saturn in Capricorn: An Astrological Overview for Long-Term Strategic Planning":

"We don't want to be under anyone's thumb, no matter how supposedly benevolent the thumb-bearer. There is no more energy to uphold unsatisfactory power dynamics and hierarchical establishments. There is no more energy to prop up the same-old, same-old. As the energy abandons these structures and frameworks, there is an organic leveling of the power scheme. There are openings that can be capitalized on and beneficial changes that can be made. It's all about positioning ourselves to be in the right places at the right times so that we can effect this type of beneficial change, so that we can bring in new ideas and methods...

There is a new definition of authority on its way during the Saturn in Capricorn transit. It is authority that does not require force, coercion, manipulation, dishonesty, ass-kissing, or mind control. It doesn’t have anything to do with ego. It can’t buy its way into position and power. It can’t simply cozy up to the “right people” to gain status. Being born into the right family or into the right neighbourhood will not guarantee this type of authority. It is authority that is non-hierarchical, fluid, earned, entrusted, freely and naturally-given."

With Mars direct in square aspect to Uranus in Taurus (exact for the final time September 18), we're taking on our own authority as agents of Uranian change. We're taking control of our own power and influence - which is much greater than the authoritarian hierarchies would like you to believe! 

We're seeing the immediate openings, the immediate avenues for the injection of new methods, and we're taking action.

We're joining forces (Mars) with friends, comrades, and those of like-mind (Aquarius).

We're taking responsibility for bringing in the necessary catalyzing influences, and we're taking responsibility for being the necessary catalyzing influences.

We're holding firm to our soul-responsibility and soul-sovereignty. It's these things that tell us when to over-rule the standard protocols, when to slip in a practical and much-needed adjustment to the way things are being done. A suggestion. A slight alteration. A more direct route. A more common sense solution. A more humane method.

We're working within the confines and limits of our established positions (Capricorn), and this keeps us safe. 

With Mars in Capricorn forming a square aspect to Venus in Libra (exact September 8 at 29 degrees of the signs), masterful manners, social graces, consideration for others, and partnering skills keep us progressing while putting any excessively opportunistic tendencies in check - in ourselves or in others. 

Under the Venus in Libra - Mars in Capricorn square, we're doing our best to respect the hierarchical players (the people "just doing their jobs"), even when we don't respect the hierarchical game(s). 

People matter. And most people don't want to be turned into compliant androids to be moulded and shaped and directed and exploited by the current power structures and power players of Planet Earth. Most people really do deserve better than these conditions, and we have to connect with the slivers of humanity that remain, even when we want to throw our hands up in frustration and abandon people to the muck and mess of it all.

There is much change required as we shift from authoritarian-hierarchical to egalitarian-self-sovereign, and it is within the establishments and the hierarchical structures that the catalyzing changes are most needed.

The necessary changes are driven by individuals doing what comes naturally, doing what's most logical or practical or humane in that moment. They're driven by individuals living by their own consciences, acting under their own authority, all while knowing that they would one day have to answer for not doing so in these critical times on the planet. 

This is low-key revolution.

This is under-stated radicalism.

This is individual impulse and instinct telling us when we can bend or stretch or even full-out over-rule the standard protocols, choosing a better method or route or option. 

We're putting the revolution into action in immediate and personally-meaningful ways. We're putting it into action in a step-by-step, methodical, and concrete manner.

Action planet Mars is moving forward after two months of retrograde motion. 

Let's saddle up and get this show on the road!

Mars will remain in latest Capricorn until re-entering Aquarius on September 10, finally busting into new degrees of the zodiac on October 8.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

A Via Combusta Venus Retrograde: Reaching Escape Velocity From Old Hurts, Heartbreaks, and Relational Trauma-Prints

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Dark Moon Podcast #3 - Deconstructing the Cult Mind and Pyramid Scheme Power

I'm happy to announce that Dark Moon Podcast Episode #3 has just hit YouTube. In this podcast, Yerevan and I are joined by Jon Darkly, and we discuss:

"Deconstructing the Cult Mind and Pyramid Scheme Power"

The conversation we had was quite powerful in a quiet and on-the-downlow sort of way (my favourite). Thank-you to Yerevan and Jon for joining me in this podcast, and thank-you to Jon for recording the show after Yerevan and I ran into yet more technical difficulty.  

You can find previous episodes of Dark Moon Podcast here:

Dark Moon #1 (May 15, 2018) - "Uranus Ingresses and Timed War Attacks"

Dark Moon #2 (June 10, 2018) - "Bayer-Monsanto Merger & Plant Communication"

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Fukushima Tweet Storm August 11, 2018 for the New Moon in Leo Partial Solar Eclipse

"I'd do anything for you, baby."

"Anything?" 

"Anything at all, all you have to do is say the word." 

"OK, then. Tweet about on August 11 during the Fukushima Tweet Storm and help make Fuku a Twitter Trending topic."

Drive your love interest(s) wild with maya-destroying sociopolitical tweeting action! 

Love, art, and relationship planet Venus is just about to enter it's own sign of justice-oriented Libra on August 6 (4:27 p.m. PDT). With Venus transiting the sign of the scales, wooing our amours by standing up for what's right is oh-so on-point.

We're currently moving to a New Moon partial solar eclipse at 18 degrees Leo on August 11 (2:58 a.m.) with Mercury Rx (communication) in Leo (creative expression) in a square aspect to Jupiter in Scorpio (spotlight on the subtext).

Digging up some hidden (Scorpio) truths (Jupiter) about Fukushima and broadcasting them via our own fun and funky social media (Mercury in Leo) is right on track. Use your personal creativity, style, and influence to put Fukushima on the map in the collective psyche.

The last New Moon solar eclipse we experienced in Leo in August 2017 coincided with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, so I would say a Tweet Storm on Fukushima for this Leo New Moon eclipse is right on track. A storm being used for good instead of ill!

Make it fun. Make it funny. And at the same time, show how hot + woke you are: a truly winning combo that will put you way ahead of the CNN and Fox News-consuming competition! 

Tweet or retweet about on August 11, 2018 during the Fukushima Tweet Storm and help make Fukushima a Twitter Trending topic!

If you're looking for source material, Enenews.com has many eye-opening media reports compiled over the past seven years.

The forum CafeRadLab is also a wealth of information, driven by independent Fukushima researchers.

Dana Durnford's YouTube videos on his most recent voyage are highly pertinent, along with his archive of previous shows. 

There are also many Willow's Web Astrology articles on The Astrology of Fukushima starting from March 2011 that could use a little push into collective awareness.

Spread the word about the Fuku Tweet Storm, and see you on Twitter August 11!

Willow's Web Astrology on Twitter 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Willow's Web Astrology is Plagiarized By a "Truth-Teller (TM)" Who Then Lied About It When Caught

My most recent article on Fukushima from July 28, 2018, titled, "Deconstructing the Worldwide Media Blackout on the Ongoing Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: California Wine is Just the Tip of This Radioactive Iceberg," was plagiarized by Dave Hodges of The Common Sense Show.

Hodges' version of the article was published on his own The Common Sense Show site, as well as on his show's Facebook page, on July 31, 2018. (http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/evidence-is-mounting-that-fukushima-is-progressive-extinction-level-event/#comment-144573)

It was also published July 31, 2018 on the Before It's News site, titled, "Evidence is Mounting That Fukushima is a Progressive Extinction Level Event." 

Ironically, Hodges styles himself as a "Truth-Teller (TM)," and Before It's News is a site devoted to reporting truth that has not made it onto mainstream media.  

Hodges has used the exact same (quite obscure) research sources - every one of which I had to dig for extensively - in the exact same wording and sequences I used in the original article. He even references "crickets" coming from government like I did in the original. And if you click on the "400 tons of radioactively-contaminated water" hyperlink in his version (at the end of the article under "Quiet Revelations)," it goes to one of my articles on my website from May 21, 2014: "If You Are Still Eating Pacific Ocean Seafood, Now is the Time to Stop." This is just as it appeared in the original article on my site.

When I emailed Hodges about the plagiarism, requesting that he either credit me in the article or remove the content, I received this diminishing reply from him:

"In looking at your article and my article, I pulled from original sources and you did same. I also pulled from previous research I did. Your article is not worthy of notation because none of the material was original to your site. Otherwise, I would have cited it. You don't own the topic and you don't own the original sources."


This is a blatant lie. This is my original journalism and research that he is stealing and passing off as his own.

From Hodges' plagiarized version (final paragraphs of the article), July 31, 2018: 

"This means that in addition to the fish food supply being endangered, so will crops because radioactive fallout in the rain will fall on the crops.

More evidence comes from the Okanagan Nation Alliance tested sockeye salmon in B.C. and discovered that Fukushima-signature fallout, Cesium 134 was found in the local fish. Of course, this should have concerned the Canadian and U.S. governments, but the crickets are still chirping.

After 2012, someone flipped the switch and the media stopped covering this event in it entirety.

The biggest threat comes from TEPCO, proven liars about the Fukushima event. But even these liars have been forced to admitted that at least 400 tons of radioactively-contaminated water are flowing into the Pacific Ocean every day. Additionally, the atmosphere and jet stream are polluted from the explosions at the nuclear plant. New fission materials of Xenon, Krypton-85, Tellurium-132, and Iodine-131 have been discovered."


This is from my original article on the media blackout: 

"How about the salmon stocks collapsing this year? There's a real story for you. 

Test the salmon, and I'm sure you will find all kinds of Fukushima fallout, as well as deformities and illnesses. But of course, it's *crickets* from mainstream media and establishment science on that one.

In fact, Canadian Indian tribes did take it upon themselves to test salmon in the Columbia River in 2016. The Okanagan Nation Alliance tested sockeye salmon in B.C. and found Fukushima-signature fallout, Cesium 134. Of course, this is work that the Canadian and U.S. governments should be doing if they were in any way legitimate at this point...

A study done around the same time by the Upper Columbia United Tribes also found Fukushima fallout (Strontium 90) in both sockeye and Chinook salmon."

And this: "Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) itself, known for lying about the situation at the nuclear plant and low-balling numbers, has admitted that at least 400 tons of radioactively-contaminated water are flowing into the Pacific Ocean every day, without cessation, and that this has been going on since at least 2012. This is, of course, not to mention the massive amounts of radioactivity and radioactive particles that were released into the atmosphere and jet stream from the explosions at the nuclear plant, including from spent fuel rods. There is also evidence that criticalities are still taking place at the site. New fission products Xenon, Krypton-85, Tellurium-132, and Iodine-131 have been discovered at various times and in various locations."

Hodges also mentions contamination of Bluefin tuna, caught off the California coast in 2012, which I use as another example of known contamination in my article.

This is obvious pilfering, including hyperlinks to the same fairly obscure research sources I dug up and used. The links do not copy and paste, but you can check them in his article at either site where it has been published. They're identical.

There is zero chance he came up with the identical subject matter, identical sequences of words, and identical obscure research sources in an article published three days after mine, as he claims. These are not commonly-reported facts or sources, to say the least, especially in combination. The information in my article has literally never been published in combination before, and I had to dig for each one of the research sources I cited, particularly the examples of ongoing fission. This took hours of intensive research and writing on my part - to then be cherry picked, with no credit, for Hodges' own article in a matter of minutes.  

And if that weren't enough evidence of his pilfering, he has left a hyperlink to an old article of mine in his lifted version! 

Hot Tip For Plagiarists: if you're going to steal another person's hard work and research (and then lie about it when caught), don't leave a link to the original site where you lifted it!

Hilariously enough, that has happened to me twice now!

I was also plagiarized in 2011 by New Ager "Tyberonn the Earth Keeper." His underlings lifted almost an entire article from my site (New Age-ifying it around the edges) and sent it out in Tyberonn's newsletter (as if it were coming from him) without my permission and without giving me credit - but accidentally left a link to my site in the body of the article!

You can read about that here and here.  

These people think they can get away with it because they believe I am a lowly Blogger writer with no real public sway or readership.

Well, they're wrong about that. On all fronts.

But even if no one read my site (Ding, dong! I have a worldwide readership. I'm just a low-fi punk who keeps a Blogger site with no bells and whistles), plagiarism is theft! It's unethical. It's scummy. It's truly disgusting.

One of the reasons so many female writers, astrologers, and creatives don't get their public due is that men like these steal from us to prop up their own bloated public platforms. We're being stolen from and siphoned from on a regular basis, and this erodes our own public standing and our ability to achieve recognition for our work and ideas.

And no, this doesn't happen only to women. I get that. But the male-female power differential in our society is a key problem with these dynamics. In a world where males most often have greater public status and recognition (and the power that comes with those things), it's very easy for men to misuse women in this way. 

The vast majority of professional astrologers are women. But the Big Name Astrology Guru Superstars are almost all men. Why is that? 

The stealing of creative work is absolutely rampant these days, and I mentioned the fact that the personal planets in Leo squaring Jupiter in Scorpio could make this a prominent theme in the June 3, 2018 patron article, "The Personal Planets Conjunct the North Node in Leo: A Creative and Heart-Centred Crescendo Point":

"At the same time, there is a whole lot of stealing and pilfering and plagiarizing going on in the world of art and creativity, particularly in this digital age when it is oh-so-easy to lift the creative efforts of others and pass them off as one’s own. The personal planets in Leo squaring stationing Jupiter in Scorpio may dig some of this up, as well, shining a spotlight on some of that nefarious activity.

As a person who has been plagiarized and/or ripped off at least a few times now, I can say: this is very bad juju, people. Nasty energy. Nothing you would want to involve yourselves with.

Give credit where credit is due. Period."

Mercury (currently retrograde) in Leo is forming an extended square to Jupiter in Scorpio into early September, and the stealing and siphoning of ideas, information, and journalistic work (Mercury) would be particularly highlighted.

All this has to stop. This scummy, dishonest, manipulative behaviour has to stop. 

Plagiarism is not flattering. It's not a form of admiration. It's energetic theft, as well as theft of our hard work, talent, and skills. It's the theft of our due public status.

From the July 1, 2018 patron article, "Triple Eclipse Season and Jupiter Stationing Direct in Scorpio":

"With bad-ass warrior woman Pallas Athene in the sign of kings and queens this summer,
squaring Jupiter in Scorpio, we are strategically working to topple petit tyrants from their self-imposed thrones, undermining all those who abuse their power, status, privilege, talent, and fame from the local level to the global level and everything in between.


As stated, Cosmic Spotlight Jupiter in Scorpio is shining its light on some of the underlying subtext, bringing us into deeper understanding of what lies beneath the maya-facades and how best to address and navigate it. This includes detrimental power dynamics in interpersonal relationships, particularly the misuse of sexuality, sex appeal, charisma, talent, and attractiveness (Scorpio)...

Dishonesty, manipulation, and abuse of power over others have become disturbingly
commonplace....


The aforementioned themes may be particularly prevalent as communication planet Mercury in Leo forms its three exact squares to Jupiter in Scorpio – July 9, just as extra-potent Jupiter stations direct; August 10 with Mercury retrograde as we move to the Leo New Moon solar eclipse the next day; and finally August 27 just as Mars stations direct.

We may be required to actively call some of this stuff out, to verbally draw a line in the sand as far as what is acceptable to us and what is not in this new astrological era."


Well, I'm verbally drawing my line in the sand, just as I've done every time I've discovered my work and ideas being stolen, and I'll keep drawing that line as many times as I have to. 

I work incredibly hard on this astrology, writing, and research. I pour my heart and soul into this work, and I have for over 10 years now, for very little financial compensation or public recognition. So it's an incredible violation to have my life's-blood work stolen and passed off by unethical people who are misusing power, energy, and public status.

Everyone makes mistakes. But when someone is caught out and then lies about it or downplays it, instead of taking responsibility and making amends, he or she has to lose a great deal of credibility in our minds. Don't keep propping these people up.

With Jupiter in Scorpio until November 8, 2018, it's now or never. The spotlight is on this muck - the abuses of power and misuses of energy, sexual and otherwise. All this long-hidden bad behaviour, so often committed by males from patriarchal platforms, so often swept under the rug, is coming to an incredibly ugly and vile head. We have to expose it, put it in check, and make it entirely unacceptable every clear chance we get.

Editor's Note: After contacting Before It's News, a (somewhat buried) hyperlink to my original article was added to Hodges' article. The hyperlink is in the paragraph about Okanagan salmon and reads: "...discovered that Fukushima-signature fallout..."

I believe direct quotation and citation of the article are more appropriate when entire paragraphs of text and multiple research links are used (in this case, with slight re-wording), but I will be satisfied with the addition of the link to the original source of the writing and research, which is my July 28, 2018 article, "Deconstructing the Worldwide Media Blackout on the Ongoing Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: California Wine is Just the Tip of This Radioactive Iceberg."