Tuesday, October 23, 2018

An All Hallow's Eve Re-Post: The Most Terrifying Ghouls and Goblins on Planet Earth Wear Suits and Ties

 One of thousands of oil flares releasing poisonous gases in rural Saskatchewan
Photos: Willow

The Sun entered deep, dark Scorpio this morning, and we are now entering the dark half of the year for the final time with wounded healer Chiron transiting Pisces (oil and gas). This All Hallow's Eve will be the last one with Chiron in the sign of ghosts and spirits for 50 years, and this certainly adds some extra spook factor. 

With the wounded healer in the highly-karmic late Pisces zone, representing the end of the zodiac cycle, we must now understand in no uncertain terms how we are being haunted and psychically disturbed on this planet in ways that connect the personal with the collective situation.

We see the symptoms all around us: depression, anxiety, mental illness, drug and alcohol dependence, other addictions, isolation, emotional disturbance, relationship breakdown. These symptoms and dysfunction seem so disparate and disconnected, like many, many individual cases with no common threads.

But at the root of this pain and dysfunction are the same violent and inhumane systems, the same fascist, top-down structures of power, that are being forcefully superimposed over our natural lives all over this planet.

The emotional and psychic disturbances, these haunted existences, are common and natural reactions to a highly-artificial and detrimental way of living.

With Chiron transiting the extra-potent final degrees of Pisces until re-entering Aries on February 17, 2019, we are coming into contact with some big collective karma and big collective lessons - the Grand Finale of the entire Chiron in Pisces transit.

As ugly and scary and horrifying as it may be to look at, I don't think I can sum up the (often-invisible) connections between the personal and collective situations any better than I did in this article from October 27, 2017 (with updated photographs):  

- The Most Terrifying Ghouls and Goblins on Planet Earth Wear Suits and Ties -




No, this is not for Hallowe'en. These are actual signs posted by oil companies around open-air oil flares in rural Saskatchewan.

Scarier than a horror movie: rural, working class areas are being poisoned all over the planet for the profit of industry, including by one of the worst offenders, the oil industry.

"We are now nearing the end of the Chiron in Pisces transit. The wounded healer has been transiting the sign of spirituality and collective psychic space since February 2011. Chiron will enter Aries in April 2018, retrograding back into late Pisces September 2018 to February 2019, before entering Aries again for the duration of its transit, until April 2027. 

The truth we are being confronted with as [Chiron completes its transit of Pisces] is something we've been chewing on for a while now. It's those big issues, those big problems, that seem to have no answers - certainly no easy answers. It's the causes of difficulty or pain we can't quite put our fingers on. It's the bouts of despair or overwhelm or hopelessness that often can't be linked back to a single, specific source.

From a previous article:

"One of the biggest sources of fuel for depression these days is the degree of collective denial we are living with en masse. It's emotionally upsetting, to say the very least. This is the distance between the bottom line reality on this planet and the way most people - including our so-called leaders - are living. The decisions being made and the options being presented don't have much basis in that bottom line reality. Most are living in an artificial state of manufactured reality, and there isn't much that is more depressing to a natural, biological being than living in artifice. Take a look at the animals in the zoo.

We are connected to the living beings who are suffering on this planet, and they're connected to us and to our suffering. And when that suffering is denied, avoided, glossed over, brushed aside, it adds a heaping helping of psychic disturbance to our psyches. Did you really think you were just going to go about your happy, happy life while the majority of this planet suffers under systems and structures that create and reinforce that pain?

We live in a world that wants to separate people into the happy and the unhappy, the joyful and the depressed, the fortunate and the unfortunate, the normal and the abnormal, the positive and the negative.

But those distinctions are not real.

If the scenarios on Planet Earth during transiting Chiron in Pisces (2011 - 2019) teach us anything, it's that what affects one will eventually affect all. There is no real line between the fortunates and the unfortunates. We cannot separate ourselves from the corruption, the murder, the erosion, the destruction, the poisonings that are going on - no matter what dimension you mistakenly believe you are ascending to, no matter how much fake currency you have in your bank account.

The fascists didn't really lose the war.

And now they've gotten into our food, into our water, into our air, into our minds, into our psychic environments, into our relationships, and into the social fabric that holds us together.

They have people chasing money and luxury items and tropical vacations and 200 "likes" on their seductive, social media selfies. They have people chasing a highly skewed idea of "success," all so very poisonous and destructive during the Pluto in Capricorn years.

They have people regimented in inhumane 8 to 5 office schedules that do not take into account the natural ebb and flow of energy in a biological organism.

And they have people convinced that if they can't sustain this grueling Monday to Friday march, they are worthless, damaged, less than whole. In short, if you can't keep up with that relentless, robotic, fluorescently-lit pace, there's something very, very wrong with you.

If you have to work two or three jobs just to keep a roof over your head and food on your table, there's something wrong with you.

If you are a man who can't work 14, 16, 18-hour days, there is something wrong with you.

If you are woman who can't cheerfully whip up culinary delights for her family every night of the week after working a full day, there is something wrong with you.

They have people snowed, that's for sure.

They have people blaming themselves for situations that have been planned and orchestrated to be just this bad...and worse.

There is a natural ebb and flow to the energy of a human being. The Moon cycles are a big indicator of this. But we are in the Pluto in Capricorn years: caffeine and drug-fueled to keep us going and going and going. We are in a series of years when it's considered a sickness if you need to rest, if you need to slow down, if you need to just stop for a little while.

We're convinced by a toxic pharmaceutical-pushing medical establishment that we need to be medicated. We need to be more "up" or more "down" or more something in order to be normal, sane, healthy.

Not once does that medical establishment look at the insanity of the constant merry-go-round. Not once does it look at the intentional disruption of the biological systems on this planet. Not once does it look at our food, our water, our air, our mental, psychic, and physical environments.

And so it misses the point."

I live in a country where people often go on about how lucky we are to be free. As we move to Remembrance Day on November 11, this will be a common sentiment, as it is every year.

The truth is, though (and I know I will stir ire for saying this): we aren't free.

We have more freedoms in Canada relative to those in countries under more overtly oppressive regimes, but we are not free to live our lives as we would truly wish to. 

We in Canada live under the same coercive systems, the same hierarchical pyramid schemes, the same oppressive, police state-enforced laws, the same corrupt money systems that control and manipulate human life all over this planet. 

We're living by the same engineered rhythms, on the same artificial schedules, within the same manufactured constructs.

People are doing work they would not naturally do (at least, not in the same ways), living and working on schedules they would not naturally keep. 

They are moving and constricting their bodies in ways that are not natural to them. They are following daily paths that would not be followed (at least not so rigidly) if left up to their own volition.

They're making choices from prepackaged, socially-engineered options that have been set out for them.

They're living a forced life they would not naturally live - if they weren't being coerced by violence or threat of violence, by deprivation or threat of deprivation, by homelessness or threat of homelessness, by death or threat of death. 

We're living under a coercive control structure that has now spread its vile tentacles into every nation on the planet.

I say this in the gentlest and most compassionate and most loving of ways:

We are not free. Not in the material realm.

This is not the way human beings were meant to be living.

This is not the way human societies were meant to be functioning.

People's time is being stolen. The best of their energy, their ideas, their talents, their ingenuity is being stolen. 

But this system, this indoctrination, this coercion has been so internalized, so assimilated, that people - in their highly regimented and harassed lives - really do believe they are free.

And those who cannot fit into the systems as they exist are free to languish - in poverty, discomfort, lack, addiction, anxiety, deprivation, illness, isolation, mental and psychic disturbance. 

There are now more people using prescription opioid painkillers in the U.S. of A. than are smoking cigarettes (27 million). Deaths due to opioid painkillers now surpass car crash deaths (49,700 per year). And all as the United States of America continues to lock down those poppy fields via the longest war/violent occupation in American history in Afghanistan...

Those who cannot fit in to this system are written off as lazy, layabouts, lost causes, deserving of their suffering and struggle. 

There's a line of manufactured resentment and hatred created between those who trudge along within the systems and those who simply don't have the ability (or the will) to do so.

We don't have to be living this way. Always keep this at the forefront. This inhumane system has been manufactured for us. It's artificial. And the solutions that could solve humanity's problems have been intentionally kept suppressed, undeveloped, inaccessible.

In order to resolve a problematic element of our circumstances, we have to understand and accept exactly where we are. This is a Saturn lesson. Denying where we are, glossing over it, blocking it out (travel! shopping! sex! food! alcohol! drugs! sugar! cellphones! selfies! media!) - none of that really works as a long-term solution.

[With Chiron making its final pass through late Pisces], we have to understand the ways in which we, and our fellow inhabitants of Planet Earth, are not free on a physical/material level in order to maintain and protect our spiritual freedom and health.

Because if we aren't aware of the ways in which we are not free, we can more easily slip into accepting their manufactured versions of The Free Life (TM) as the real thing, and this is hugely detrimental to psychic, spiritual, mental, and physical health.

Reality on Planet Earth is scarier than anything we could conjure up for All Hallow's Eve! The power-holders in suits and ties are far more terrifying than any monstrous costume we could create. 

But we have to see this, understand it, and accept it as an element of our current realities in order to move into something better, something more fitting, something more dignified.

We have help. From every soul who has been done dirty on this planet. From every soul that was duped into believing something that wasn't true. From every soul that had its precious time stolen on this planet. From every soul manipulated into living a life that was not naturally its to live.

As the veil grows thin, we feel these spirits around us. We feel their support, their desire to assist us in the material realm as we live in this potent current moment. We gather to honour this shared struggle, to heal these wounds, and to draw strength from this spiritual lineage for the battles left ahead."


And yes, there are many battles left ahead. More active battles. More honest battles. More in-your-face battles as we bring the wounding dynamics (Chiron) in the psychic/etheric space (Pisces) out into the rawness of daily physical reality (Aries).

With Chiron in latest Pisces as we step into the dark half of this year, we draw strength from the long, rich, wonderful and terrible spiritual lineages of Planet Earth in order to prepare ourselves for the active healing (Chiron) battles (Aries) ahead when Chiron re-enters Aries February 17, 2019 for a transit that lasts into 2027.

As we honour the spirit world and those who came before us this All Hallow's Eve, our last with the veil between worlds so thin under Chiron in ethereal Pisces, we must keep this at the forefront of our minds:

We are the living. We are the survivors. We're here now. And we must continue to battle however we can for survival, for life, and for our natural human rights every day on this planet-driven-mad.

This is our fight now. We were born for it. Our ancestors carried us this far and continue to assist us from the other side. We thank them and honour them this Samhain from the bottom of our hearts for the battles they valiantly fought in order to get us here. 

But it's up to us now. So take a deep breath and step across the threshold into the dark half...

With Venus Rx conjunct the Scorpio Sun and Jupiter finishing its transit of Scorpio, know your power. Own that power. And use it well. 

Happy Hallowe'en and Merry Samhain from your anarchist astro-reporter, Willow!


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"Stop the Oil Industry From Open-Air Oil Flaring! A Toxic and Dangerous Practise" 


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1 comment:

Willow said...

A 2015 audit of 43 oil wells in Saskatchewan found poisonous H2S gases being released at an average of 30,000 ppm. http://www.crudepower.jschool.ca/index.php/air

Allowable limit = 10 ppm
Lethal level = 1,000 ppm

The highest level of H2S gas found being released in the audit was 150,000 ppm.

The Saskatchewan government claims it has found no regulatory breaches with the oil industry that need to be followed up on by them.

There is absolutely criminal flaring of poisonous gases (H2S being only one of them) going on in Saskatchewan and across the prairies!

This is the full documentary put out by the University of Regina journalism school (my alma mater):

Crude Power: an investigation into oil, money, and influence in Saskatchewan http://www.crudepower.jschool.ca/index.php