Friday, December 18, 2020

Mars Conjunct Eris in Aries Square Pluto in Capricorn: Getting Our Golden Apple-Tossing Arms Primed and Ready

Action and goals planet Mars has been moving direct in Aries since November 13 but is still moving through degrees that were covered during its retrograde. This means, we aren't in new territory just yet. Mars has been transiting its own sign of Aries for almost six months now and will fully clear the retrograde shadow on January 2, 2021 before moving into Taurus on January 7.

As of the middle of December 2020, Mars has just regained full speed direct, and as it propels us onto a newly-honed two-year trajectory, it forms a final square aspect to Pluto at 23 degrees Capricorn on December 23, 2020. This is a clashing, frictional, and potentially contentious aspect but one that is very dynamic and could clear our path in beneficial ways. We've been working up to this final showdown between Mars and Pluto for months now.

Pluto is currently locked into a square aspect to Goddess of Discord dwarf planet Eris at 23 degrees Aries, and Mars in Aries will form an exact conjunction to Eris while it simultaneously forms the final square to Pluto in Capricorn.

Eris' socially-discordant energy has had a strong influence on the entire Mars retrograde process, and this influence carries forward for the next two years until Mars goes retrograde again in late 2022. Mars made two previous exact conjunctions to Eris on August 15 and October 4, 2020, stationing retrograde at 28 degrees Aries on September 9 while still within orb of the conjunction. 

We can certainly see the discordant social themes alive and well in our societies since Mars entered Aries on June 28 with many contentious issues dividing people and raising ire, even stirring full-on violence or attacks (Mars/Aries). Mask or no mask. Lockdown or no lockdown. Vaccine or no vaccine. 5G or no 5G. Conspiracy or no conspiracy. We've often had to battle our way through these challenging times, actively protecting our individual rights (Aries) on a daily basis.

The influence of often-inflammatory Mars stirring up an already-frictional Eris-Pluto square in the late degrees of cardinal signs indicates that the opening to our new two-year goal path could involve some turbulence as we run up against the established order of things. There are some power issues involved here (Pluto), including the power of the individual and of individual action (Mars/Aries) to create change within the establishment. 

The Mars in Aries retrograde has brought us the gift of self-possession, and it appears we will be putting this gift to good use. We are living within very stressed conditions, and maintaining self-possession and self-containment helps us to live under our own sovereignty while not triggering any hostility or hatefulness for doing so.

The energy of Eris in Aries brings a bit of a feisty, renegade element into the proceedings, and this often pertains to those who have been kept out of the established order of things. It also includes those who are being harmed by the established order or those being denied the right to exist within the established order.

From a June 18, 2012 article: Golden Apples and Discordant Social Shuffling with Saturn in Libra

"The most well-known story about Eris involves a big social snub. Eris was not invited to a prominent wedding that was going on, despite the fact that all of Olympus had been invited. The social roster was not complete. Eris had been shut out of the proceedings. As a result, the big smiles and boisterous glad-handing were too phony for her to bear, and she stirred up some drama at their little party to make things seem more fair.

Queen Shit Disturber, that one is.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Major Concerns Over the Safety and Ethics of Pfizer

Whatever decision people make about the Covid-19 vaccination, there is pertinent information to be considered about its risks, and this information will not be shared in a meaningful way in mainstream media.

The Covid-19 vaccine is a fast-tracked, experimental, synthetic messenger RNA vaccine that uses lipid nano-particles to deliver mRNA directly into our cells. Messenger RNA has never before been used in a vaccine.

Because this has been deemed an emergency situation, the usual animal safety trials have been skipped, going directly to human safety trials. The human safety trials were only 90 days long. This means that no long-term effects will be known before people are administered the vaccine. The vaccine has been developed in less than one year. Vaccines are usually developed over a ten to 15-year period.

The synthetic mRNA is injected, enters the cells, and then programs the cells to produce a protein that activates an immune response in the body to attack the virus. This has led to concerns about the creation of auto-immune disorders. Anaphylactic allergic reactions have already been seen in people receiving the vaccine.

The Covid-19 mRNA vaccine, designed to elicit an antibody response, may worsen disease via antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) in vaccinated people compared to non-vaccinated, and patients should be informed of this before they consent to vaccination. It's expected that elderly people will be particularly susceptible to antibody-dependent enhancement and the worsening of disease after vaccination, and they should specifically be warned about this before they decide whether to be vaccinated.

Informed consent disclosure to vaccine trial subjects of risk of COVID-19 vaccines worsening clinical disease

The messenger RNA is in addition to the other components of the vaccine, many of which can be toxic.

In the few weeks since the Covid-19 vaccination has been administered, there have been thousands of adverse reactions and dozens of deaths.

There is no evidence the vaccination will stop transmission. The declared hope is that it will lessen symptoms in the people who do become ill. 

Because this type of technology is so new, it is unknown what unintended and unplanned effects it could have in the body or how harmful these effects could be. Of course, people react in different ways to things put into their bodies, whether that be food, caffeine, alcohol, pharmaceuticals, or vaccines. 

In 2018, researchers discovered that changes to messenger RNA could inactivate tumour-suppressing proteins, thereby promoting cancer in the body. The research pinpointed previously unknown drivers of cancer. 

The unintended and unplanned effects of new technologies being used in medical applications were again illustrated in 2018 in studies produced on CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) or gene editing technology. That technology snips DNA at a particular point, and from there, the gene can be disabled or different genetic material can be inserted. CRISPR technology is also used to genetically modify seeds. 

The technology was shown to have many unintended and unplanned effects after the "edits" were made. 

Monday, December 14, 2020

Faux Aquarian Corporate Do-Gooding and Mastering the Plutonic Sociological Imagination as Pluto Nears the End of its Transit of Capricorn

As Jupiter and Saturn prepare to leave Capricorn (corporations, institutions, structure) for Aquarius (groups, global issues, social engineering), our intelligence is being terribly insulted with the announcement of a new group of self-appointed corporate global "Guardians," brought together by Pope Francis and the Vatican.

From December 9, 2020: Pope Francis Partners With Corporate Titans To Make Capitalism More Inclusive And Fair: Is This For Real Or Just Corporate Virtue Signaling? by Jack Kelly

This group, calling itself the Council for Inclusive Capitalism, claims it will come together to save the world through hiring more women and people of colour, switching to renewable energy, and promoting the recycling of water. 

This is common Aquarian Era schtick, and we must be aware of these transparent, faux do-gooding manipulations ahead of the Pluto in Aquarius years (2023 to 2044). Saturn transits Aquarius from 2020 to 2023, and there is a major attempt to establish and cement these types of "woke corporate" manipulations ahead of the Pluto transit. It's corporate re-branding for the Aquarian Era with strong themes involving global organization, (false) humanitarianism, "green" environmentalism, and the supposed elevation of humanity.

The list of self-appointed global corporate "Guardians" is absolutely farcical, including Rockefeller, Rothschild, Dupont, and British Petroleum, among other highly illustrious members, not to mention the Vatican itself.

The corporations and groups declaring themselves our trusted global "Guardians" are some of the worst criminals on Earth, including literal mass murderers. Let's be very clear on this - using renewable energy and hiring women and minorities does not miraculously make these criminals into good people when they've knowingly profited - and continue to profit - from the injury and murder of millions.

As Pluto transitions between Capricorn and Aquarius, the multi-billion dollar transnational corporations and institutions (Capricorn) that have created so much misery and toxicity on this planet will now attempt to morph into Humanitarian Global Governor Superheroes (Aquarius). They've profited massively from the problems they've created and will now attempt to cash in by selling us the supposed solutions - still steeped in the same control, coercion, and corruption at their Plutonic core. 

It is, in fact, the owners and executives of many of these corporations and institutions who should be under the watch of "Guardians" - prison guards in maximum security prisons. 

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

The Aquarius Stellium of 2021 as the Centre of a Continuum: Drawing on Ripples from 60 Years in the Past and Sending Ripples 60 Years into the Future

"The Aquarius Stellium of 2021 as the Centre of a Continuum: Drawing on Ripples from 60 Years in the Past and Sending Ripples 60 Years into the Future" is an article available to Willow's Web Astrology patrons. If you regularly find Willow's Web Astrology valuable, please consider becoming a patron. Patrons receive in-depth astrology articles to their email inboxes that are not available on the public blog. An excerpt:

1962

 

February 1962: 7-planet stellium in Aquarius - click to enlarge

Sun, Moon, Mercury Rx, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and South Node of the Moon

Lesser Benefic Venus and Greater Benefic Jupiter are tightly conjunct.

This chart is the New Moon total solar eclipse at 15 degrees Aquarius on February 4, 1962. This was heralded as the beginning of the astrological Aquarian Era. We can see this as an early propulsion into stronger Aquarian energy and themes but still with a strong Piscean Era overlay.

This New Moon stellium followed the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn at 25 degrees Capricorn on February 19, 1961.

 

2021

  

 February 2021: 6-planet or 7-body stellium in Aquarius - click to enlarge

Sun, Moon, Mercury Rx, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and asteroid Pallas Athene

Lesser Benefic Venus and Greater Benefic Jupiter are exactly conjunct.

This chart is for the New Moon at 23 degrees Aquarius on February 11, 2021. We can see this as an anchoring or foundational point for the astrological Aquarian Era, building on vision and energetic threads coming from the 1962 New Moon eclipse and stellium. In 2021, we have come out of the most intense “one foot in, one foot out” overlapping transition time between the astrological eras. We are now officially being established on Aquarian Era soil. The separation of the ages has occurred, but unlearned or unheeded lessons from the Piscean Era must be immediately integrated if we are to avoid problems or even full-on catastrophe.

The New Moon stellium in Aquarius on February 11, 2021 follows the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction at zero degrees Aquarius on December 21, 2020. 

 

2080

 

February 2080: 8-planet stellium in Aquarius - click to enlarge 

Sun, Moon, Mercury Rx, Venus, Ceres, Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus

Lesser Benefic Venus and Greater Benefic Jupiter are exactly conjunct, and both bodies are in applying conjunctions to Saturn.

As you can see, with no bodies in Pisces or in water at all, the Piscean Era is moreso in the rearview mirror under the 2080 Aquarius stellium. The version of life on Earth we see here is dependent on many things, including how well we’ve protected the spiritual energy, principles, and wisdom of Earth since the Aquarius stellium of 2021. Which version of the Aquarian Era do we see in 2080: a free humanity independently meeting its own needs and fostering its own well-being, including via technological advances, or a controlled humanity with technological shackles, even merging our biological human forms with machines or other technological elements?

The Jupiter-Saturn conjunction occurs at 11 degrees Aquarius on March 15, 2080, just after the formation of this 8-planet stellium.

 

Amazingly, in all three of these large Aquarius stelliums – 1962, 2021, and 2080 – Greater Benefic Jupiter and Lesser Benefic Venus are tightly or exactly conjunct. The meeting of the benefics indicates good will in all three charts. These Aquarian threads that connect us through time, space, and location have their roots in love and benevolence toward humanity and the human community. These threads are about the importance of relationship and friendship, the importance of the social fabric as it sustains us through the eras. These threads connect those of like mind who have compatible ideas and also those of like heart who have shared love for this planet and for the living things here. These threads connect those who share a heartfelt dream for humanity and for life on this planet, people who have cherished and preserved this heartfelt dream no matter what their era. These threads are about a shared concept of human potential, as well as a willingness to create the conditions that can realize that potential.

These charts with Venus and Jupiter conjunct show a love for humanity and for all life on this planet that is timeless. They show a shared dream and a shared vision that span the eras. Anyone who has lived on this planet and loved this planet is connected at the heart. This is real love, real brotherly and sisterly love, reflected in the beautiful astrological symbology of these charts. We live, we have lived, under the same sky, connected at the heart as Venus and Jupiter conjoin brightly in the heavens. We live or have lived under these stelliums, so similar in energy and make-up. You can never step into the same river twice, but experiencing life under stelliums like these might be as close as it gets astrologically.

 

This article is available in its entirety to Willow's Web Astrology patrons.  

Other articles of similar subject matter: 

Parallels Between the Aquarius Stellium of February 1962 and the Aquarius Stellium of February 2021

Major Stelliums in Perspective 

Saturday, December 5, 2020

A Re-Activation of the Jupiter-Neptune Square Themes - How to Spot Controlled Opposition: Reclaiming the Energy, Passion, & Effectiveness of the Resistance

How to Spot Controlled Opposition: Reclaiming the Energy, Passion, & Effectiveness of the Resistance
 
 
 
This article (after the break) on How to Spot Controlled Opposition was first posted on the blog on November 18, 2019, and it has now been compiled into a zine, available at Etsy.

I wrote this guide when Jupiter was in Sagittarius (truth, dogma) forming a series of three square aspects to Neptune in Pisces (illusions, fog, deception). The Jupiter-Neptune square was strongly in effect from late November 2018 to mid-November 2019 and indicated a primary theme of determining what is real and true from what is illusory and deceptive. 
 
As written about in a previous article, we are now experiencing a re-activation of the themes of the Jupiter-Neptune square with transiting Neptune in Pisces in square aspects to the nodal axis as we close out 2020 and begin 2021. These squares will be exact January 26, 2021
 
Tricky and karmically-loaded "truth versus deception" themes are particularly indicated by the square between Neptune in Pisces and the South Node of the Moon in Sagittarius. We're addressing manipulation of truth, knowledge, public education, medicine, religion, and spiritual wisdom that has been going on for millennia. We're addressing the ways in which humanity has been blinded and fooled for generations, and this often has an esoteric, sinister occult, or pseudo-spiritual element.
 
Neptune in Pisces square the Gemini North Node and Sagittarius South Node indicates truth and perspectives that have been kept invisible within the broader discourse - which perspectives are acceptable and which perspectives are kept out. Truth and perspectives that are mocked, vilified, or attacked. What people believe and how this has been shaped, manufactured, or manipulated by forces that are deceitful or less than fully honest, including mass media.
 
These themes will be further intensified, potentially dramatically, throughout the month of December as the Sun, Mercury, and then Venus transit Sagittarius, forming conjunctions to the South Node and squares to Neptune in Pisces. The Sun makes these aspects on December 9 and 10; Mercury on December 13 and 14; and Venus on December 30 and 31. 

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Technocratic Authoritarianism Spreading Around the World as Pre-Cursor to the Pluto in Aquarius Years: Increased Use of Energy Weapons Against the People

Reports and video are coming in from various locations showing the increased authoritarian use of energy weapons against the people. Tasers have been used extensively on people for even the slightest of "infractions" since this global psychological operative began in early 2020. An attempt is being made to create a sense of normalcy in the public around the use of energy weapons on "dissenters." This manufactured sense of normalcy is social engineering, a pre-cursor to the Pluto in Aquarius years (2023 - 2044) when control, domination, and abuse will be attempted via technological and energy-based means.

Let's be very clear: authoritarian abuse, torture, and control via energy weapons is neither normal nor justified.

This horrifying video is from November 2020 in Sabadell, Spain. The woman has been identified only as Paula.

"A young woman in Sabadell, Spain is tased after trying to bring her mother to a psychologist’s appointment.

This violated the clinic’s policies on patients bringing people with them to appointments due to COVID-19, and they called the police."

This equally horrifying video is from Logan, Ohio, United States from September 2020. The tasing incident starts at 9:35 of this video.

"Wednesday afternoon Alecia Kitts was tased and arrested by a policeman while watching her son play a football game in Logan, Ohio. The video of this incident was taken by Tiffany Lynn Kennedy with her cellphone. I am so disgusted that a woman would be treated this way because she wouldn't wear a mask. Alecia Kitts had asthma, and was not able to wear a mask."

Tasers are classified as non-lethal weapons, but this does not mean they are safe or that they will not cause serious injury or death. It just means that their use brings less of a risk of death than the use of lethal weapons.

It's impossible to know how many people have been killed by tasers since they started being used by police forces worldwide. In 2017, Reuters reported 1,005 deaths in the United States alone that involved the use of tasers. This statistic, of course, represents only officially known and reported cases. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

DIY Astrologers Vs. Standardized Astrological Education

This article was originally published on the blog on October 19, 2009. Jupiter, Chiron, and Neptune were in Aquarius at the time, and Aquarian energy and themes are just about to be ramped up again as transiting Jupiter and Saturn move near-simultaneously into the sign of the water-bearer next month. 

Different philosophies/teachings/wisdom (Jupiter) pertaining to groups, communities, vision, and future propulsion (Aquarius) will be at the forefront in 2021 just as they were in 2009, and I think this article is just as relevant now as we move into this Aquarian infusion (Jupiter, Saturn, and then Pluto in Aquarius) as it was nearly one full Jupiter cycle ago. I've updated it a little for re-publishing here:


DIY Astrologers Vs. Standardized Astrological Education

I'm a self-taught intuitive astrologer. It's been a relatively short but sometimes brutally intensive course of study. Books, internet, astrology message boards, practising on people (sorry people!), and daily observation of transiting planets were the main avenues I took.

The ideas and techniques of other astrologers have certainly influenced the development of my own astrological take (as I've influenced others), but there is no one who can take credit for my personal astrological analysis or perspective. I worked hard for it, and it's mine.

I haven't learned from any one astrologer or any one course of study and didn't take formal courses at an astrology school. This was not necessarily because I didn't want to - at least in the beginning. I was open to the idea. It was moreso that it just wasn't in my stars, so to speak, to learn that way. Initially, I didn't have the money to take classes or courses, so I learned on my own. Then I realized this was actually the way for me to go - choosing my own course of study, bit-by-bit, as an autodidact and letting my particular practise of astrology come into existence on its own terms.

I think for people who are meant to access it, astrology is inherent in a lot of ways. One day you start to read it or hear about it and it just means something to you. From there, a process is triggered by which it is drawn to the surface, into conscious, day-to-day life. It feels as if you've always had the knowledge inside; it just takes a while to fully develop the language and techniques used to access and express it.

I think a do-it-yourself (DIY) style is fairly common among astrologers, and as a Plutonic punk/anarchist astrologer myself, a DIY path would be particularly apropos.

At the same time, it's also fairly common to take a specific course of study under specific astrologers as teachers, including at established astrology schools.

My view is that it depends entirely upon the individual which way of learning is preferable. To each his/her own. I wouldn't suggest one way of learning astrology is better than another or makes a person more of an astrologer. A mix of formal classes and self-study would be a potent way to learn, but again, it depends on the situation and the means available. It depends what's in the stars and what's in the bank account, what you have access to and whether you have the expendable fiat currency to throw down for it.

From what I can surmise, the majority of the most publicly established and lauded professional astrologers are upper-middle class or at least very comfortably middle class. They've had the means to pay for astrological education from established astrology schools - often more than one school - or even to set up astrology schools of their own. They've had the educational, networking, and promotional opportunities that come from jet-setting around to astrology conferences and retreats all over the country or the world. They've had a financial cushion as they established their professional astrological careers. Maybe most importantly, their similar economic statuses and experiences in life have shaped their perspectives so that they are "acceptable and respectable" according to the dictates of the broader astrological establishment. Their views and astrological interpretations are harmonious with the middle and upper-middle class scene and would most likely not hit a sour ("negative," "fear-based," "lower vibration") note within that group of people - at least, not a serious one.