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The dawn of a new day?
I’m often asked when is The Age of Aquarius going to happen? There are a number of answers to that question, which more or less confirms that The Age Of Aquarius is happening all the time, right now and forever, since outside of this 3rd dimensional domain of space/time matrix, everything is occurring simultaneously. This is somewhat akin to the notion of time that Kurt Vonnegut played with in Slaughterhouse Five, temporal realities all co-existing together. David Foster Wallace built out this structure even more, connecting time to various personas influencing one another from different nodes on the timescale, past, present and future. So in this sense, The Age of Aquarius is here now, as it’s always been. But are there actual demarcations of it? Is it nailed down so precisely by the procession of the equinoxes? Based on the calculation that the Earth progresses through each sign at a clip of 2, 150 years per vernal equinox sign, Rudolph Steiner saw the true Age of Aquarius taking place in 3573, since we have been officially in the Age of Pisces since 1413AD.
I’ve made the case that the Age of Aquarius actually occurred when John F. Kennedy was ritually murdered in Dallas, on 11/22/63. At that time, the Moon was in Aquarius, as was Saturn. Looking at the above chart, we can see Aquarius on the ASC at the time of JFK’s death with Saturn at 17 Aquarius conjunct the ASC with Moon at 11 Aquarius in tow, 12th House. This is the inception of the “false” Aquarian Age. Saturn squared Neptune, planet of the Age of Pisces. Kennedy was synonymous with Camelot, thus, he was the Fisher king, and here he is sacrificed for the negative version or the dark, Age of Aquarius.
This catalyzed the 60’s and all of the other attendant social movements that were part and parcel of that bastardized version of the Age of Aquarius. So, in some ways, we have been in the Age of Aquarius, since 1963, but it’s been the shadow of that age and promise, even though The Fifth Dimension sanctified it’s arrival with their hit song, “The Age Of Aquarius” from the Broadway musical production of “Hair” which featured a tribe of neo-pagans celebrating the arrival of the Aquarian Age.
There’s been touch points along the way, for better or worse. Aquarian, Jose Arguelles channeled the “Harmonic Convergence” which occurred on August, 16-17 in 1987.
On January 17, 1981, with Moon and Venus conjunct, in Aquarius, the US and a coalition of the mostly willing, launched an air offensive on Iraq, which officially marked the start of the Gulf War. Note how the coalition again makes a false union, a synthetic network of aligned nations. This is also where G.H.W. Bush would eventually derive his talking points for the inception of the “New World Order” an Aquarian ideal folded into version of global governance, eliminating the quaint idealism of statism. On March 6th of 1991, then President Bush, would mention the New World Order for the very first time. Saturn had just moved into Aquarius (2 degrees). The next time he would make mention of this would be before congress;
“Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective—a new world order—can emerge: A new era—freer from the threat of terror, stronger in the pursuit of justice and more secure in the quest for peace. An era in which the nations of the world, east and west, north and south, can prosper and live in harmony.
A hundred generations have searched for this elusive path to peace, while a thousand wars raged across the span of human endeavor, and today that new world is struggling to be born. A world quite different from the one we’ve known. A world where the rule of law supplants the rule of the jungle. A world in which nations recognize the shared responsibility for freedom and justice. A world where the strong respect the rights of the weak.”
The date of his speech? 9/11/91.
Saturn was at 0 degrees Aquarius at that time. Here is the Sabian Symbol for 1 Aquarius according to Rudhyar;
PHASE 301 (AQUARIUS 1°): AN OLD ADOBE MISSION IN CALIFORNIA.
KEYNOTE: The power inherent in all great human works to endure far beyond the workers’ life spans.
The works and spirit of the Spanish priests who directed the building of the California missions have had a lasting influence on the development of this land; these remain as a monument to the men who were able to make their mark upon this alien environment. While the zodiacal sign Capricorn begins with a symbol of socio-political power, Aquarius at its start presents a more spiritualized and idealistic or creative picture of the social forces at work. Moreover, it stresses the enduring character of human achievements ensouled by a great vision. At least within the frame of reference of our Western civilization, the symbol speaks of the projection of a noble ideal into concrete forms of beauty and significance, thus of the radiation of a “civilizing” power into an institution offering to primitive men the opportunity to reach a higher, more organized and productive, level of activity.
This is the first stage in the sixty-first five-fold sequence. It speaks to us of THE CONCRETIZATION OF AN IDEAL. This also implies the “immortalization” of an individual within a great collective and cultural enterprise.
It’s fascinating to see this symbol as it’s held up against Bushes invocation of the rule of law versus the law of the jungle. Here, Rudhyar clearly distinguishes the difference between the two as the mission symbolizes order and a canonical law, which supersedes and overrides the primitive order of superstition and the chaos of the wilderness as manifest by the “uncivilized” tribes of the California coast.
Tomorrow, I’ll have part two of this look into the Age of Aquarius, as well as a new piece from Darren Williams.
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But mama, that’s where the fun is. . . .
The Moon has entered Leo and as a result, it is bringing our attention towards the Sun and the massive solar flare we had two days ago, the largest in the last four years. Early reports from the human front are people dealing with dizziness and fatigue, an overall tiredness and a need to rest. Now this could be a result of some sort of enzymatic and pharmaceutical cocktail coursing through our blood stream courtesy atmospheric aerosol dispersal, or it could really be that we are getting blasted with a torrent of neutrinos, a complex swath of solar intelligence raining down upon us. While the revolution of Egypt, where the first monotheistic God on Earth was crowned an embodiment of the Sun, the real revolution might actually be taking place in the heavens, with the Sun now leading the charge.
It’s interesting to note that as we are now in the greatest amount of coronal mass ejection cycles since the late 1800′s, NASA and other astronomers keep re-directing our attention in other directions. Last month it was Ophiucus. This month is planet “Tyche” the illusive 9th planet. The buzz on “Tyche” is that it is the size of Jupiter and is rumored to be floating around The Oort Cloud. Again, it takes us away from the big news, just two stones away. “Tyche” might be the size of Jupiter, but there was a fissure that erupted on the Sun which was the diameter of Jupiter. Let’s put this into perspective shall we. Roughly 1400 Earths would be able to fit into a space the size of Jupiter. This is big, cosmic news here people.
So let’s just say for a moment that these neutrinos will transform you in ways that you cannot comprehend. As a result, you will develop new abilities to perceive reality and interact with others in ways that you or I cannot begin to imagine. With that in mind, let me sketch out a brief CV for each sign and give you some sol food for thought. Read the rest of this entry »
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Getting down to the ground with Ellen Gunter
Author and eco-activist, Ellen Gunter, Reunion: How We Heal Our Broken Connection To The Earth has sounded a earthy call to action by urging us to reclaim the sacred relationship and responsibility with Terra.
Pluto in Capricorn isn’t just fuel for the rise of monolithic social structures, it’s also an invitation to return to our earthly nature and honor this great, blue body of
ours floating through the sea of space.
Please join me on Sunday Far, 8PM, PST to explore the sacred nature of nature, with Ellen Gunter.
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Michael Tellinger gets pre-historic
Enki/Ea, the creator-god, rogue alien hero of “The Epic Of Gilgamesh” was also supposedly responsible for bringing astrology/astronomy to Earth (Sitchin). Almost all of the modern sciences have their foundation in the roots of the Fertile Crescent. But what if there was a civilization that pre-dated Sumer and Mesopotamia? What if that civilization existed in South Africa and that there is considerable evidence to suggest that that civilization spread out from that part of the ancient world? Well author/researcher, Michael Tellinger is tracing the roots of such a civilization based on a calendar found in his native South Africa. The calendar, called “The Adamic Calendar” has been dated to be over 75,000 years old. Older than the great pyramid at Giza.
Join me tonight on FAR Sunday, 8 PM, PST as I talk with Michael about his work as he has laid it out in his internationally acclaimed book, Slave Species Of God.
In addition to his work with the calendar, Tellinger also has a vision for a society of he future that he is also working towards. We discuss that aspect of his work as well. Please join us.
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Big Mamma and Sunny Boy on the road to The City Of Angels.
Sunny Boy was born 75 years ago today, in the cruel heat of Shreveport, Louisiana. I know how hot it is there during this time of year since I decided to stop at one of Harrah’s river boat casinos for a $40 breakfast back in the Summer of ’96. Actually, the breakfast was free. The $40 was my contribution to the Edwin Edwards slush fund. The trip from car to casino scorched my brain. I got on the phone and called Sunny Boy to tell him I was where he was born and couldn’t wait to leave. He laughed.
Shreveport was a place to be born, not stay. When he was a little boy, they packed up their Joad-like-lives and ambled down to Southern California, where characters like “Big Mama,” and “Uncle Johnny” would take center stage in young Sunny’s life. It’s where his mother would divorce and it’s where his troubled father would wrap his car around a tree in a drunken haze and mercifully leave this world.
Born on August 1st, “Sunny Boy” truly suited him. He had all the markings of a shining young Leo. His Sun and Mercury were conjunct, positioned at the end of his 10th House. Sunny was bright. Handsome too. Libra rising conferred good looks and charm. Mars in Scorpio at the end of the first house would serve him well later on. Women always fancied him without his really trying (something I always admired from afar). Jupiter in Scorpio in the 2nd seemed to top off what could and should have been a grand life, promising comfort, coming with a sense of psychological depth and the ability to tap resources for gain and rebirth at key moments. Life could and should have been a series of unending open doors. But it wasn’t.
If you haven’t already figured it out, Sunny Boy was my father and he would have been 75 today. Some of you know that he passed away on March 5th. It was the day that transiting Chiron in Aquarius landed smack dab on my natal Chiron in my 3rd House. Transiting Neptune decided to crash the party as well. Fitting, since I had always felt like he was more my brother than my father in many ways.
We fought like brothers masquerading as father and son. We had come to blows twice and a third time, I was in such a violent rage, that he knew better than to cross a line he had before. I think for the first time in his life, he had actually felt frightened of me and this from the man who once said to me, “If you strike the king, you’d better kill the king.” Like brothers, we would usually patch things up and we’d be best friends again.
I learned about anger from him.
Anger was Sunny’s dark God and I saw it’s daemonic and possessive qualities first hand. I also saw how it could be a liberating force, righteous in the correct application. I spent most of my forty years working on this tricky dynamic, mixing nitro and glycerin based emotions, fueling my early Sex Pistols and Clash punk days and beyond. I have felt it’s self-destructive force and I have seen it’s bright illumination.
Anger is Luciferian at its core. It was the combustive force of rebellion against God. Most of the New Age is Luciferian. Make no mistake. Anger is the vibration of differentiation, separating the self for moments at a time. When anger is not present, the ability to feel a sense of unity is much more palpable and possible. Anger allows us to stand apart. In some ways we have to go through Lucifer in order to arrive at a sense of wholeness. Lucifer is not the end point. Lucifer is not the tip of the pyramid. Lucifer is the bright light of anger and for anyone to come to terms with their humanity, they must come to terms with this–their anger.
Most paradigm shifters are mortified of anger. They are afraid that if they get angry, their whole, carefully constructed temple of dreams would come crashing down around them in a maelstrom of gale force, out-of-control fury. And they might be right. But in not going through the initiation of anger they cannot move beyond a certain point in their own development, no matter how many affirmations or intentions they bundle up in prayer flags of deliverance. What’s even worse is that I believe that their unresolved issues with anger are manifest in senseless slaughter, inhumane acts, genocidal aggression and murder for profit. It’s correlative is cancer and it’s eating us alive. They aren’t alone though. The “common man” has unresolved anger and there’s a whole bunch of people that are really angry without a context for it’s expression. We have these flash points like G8 and G20, which are collective vents of pressure released, but even those were mediated with agent provocateurs, posturing false anger and aggression, which is truly Luciferian in it’s diabolical intent to fool people and erroneously sway opinions.
We’ve got an anger problem and it’s because there is no container for it. It manifests in shotgun bursts of road rage, nasty asides and cutting remarks. The internet has become a lower Bardo for cruel, anonymous, drive-byes and character assassinations. All of these serve to diffuse anger to a certain extent, but it’s kind of like putting a bottle cap on a bursting well head, 5,000 miles beneath the ocean surface.
Beneath the anger is grief. Plain and simple. Ancient grief. Grief as old as the plains and the rains. Grief for the world that we allowed to be stolen from us. Grief co-mingled with the shame that we have been tricked and fooled into believing a particular version of reality, a reality engineered by those with more resources and an avaricious spirit that seeks to consume everything in sight and leave nothing behind.
It’s a galactic plague of locusts that consumes all things, including souls, getting us in on the act of consumption, stoking our appetites to eat one another in a wretched form of social cannibalism. My friend Willow has commented on this and how those deeply invested in the feel good new age movement, just look the other way, not even bearing remote witness to the planetary ouroboros in action.
For better or worse, anger was one of Sunny Boy’s dark gifts he bestowed upon me and I have been in the emotional dojo with it for most of my life. I’m getting better, getting clearer and not afraid to push the button if I have to. Anger is just part of the broad spectrum frequency of emotion we are endowed with. We can sample it if we need to, just like joy, sadness, passion and any number of emotional subsets related to those states.
It’s taken me a while, but I have come to the conclusion that it’s not about feeling eternal bliss, or detachment, or even a sense of never-ending-expectancy, but to be as fluid and mobile throughout the emotional range as we can be. That’s the greatest gift bestowed upon us during our experience here and once we figure this out, then we cannot be played or directed or mis-directed. Our knowing will emerge from deeper and deeper as we trust the inherent guidance of our skillful navigation through our emotions. The way out is the way in. Thanks Sunny Boy. I hope you are resting on distant shores. You deserve it.
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We’ll return to the tugging of the heartstrings of Saturn in Libra and the male/female dynamic tomorrow, but for now, let’s look at how Saturn in Libra will affect the arts, mainly singers/songwriters. This is a column that will appear sometime in the future at emusic:
As Saturn moves into Libra for the next two-and-a-half years, Bruce Springsteen is already feeling it as transiting Saturn conjuncts his natal Sun, he loses his cousin, a member of his road crew in a hotel in Kansas City. I have a feeling that this will shape Springsteen’s attitude towards not just touring, but his career overall. Springsteen just turned 60 and while he continues to defy the laws of time with his hyper-kinetic, marathon performances, the death of his cousin will cast a shadow over the rest of the tour and his career.
Above and beyond almost any sign, Libra is the sign of the singer/songwriter; Springsteen, Tom Petty, John Mellencamp, Sting, John Mayer, Chuck Berry, Bryan Ferry, Bob Geldorf and Paul Simon are all Libras and that’s just the top of the list. Throw in a little Snoop Dogg, P. Diddy, Usher, TI and Eminem, to add some flava in your ear and you can see the breadth and scope of Libra; harmony and flow. Libra is naturally poetic and wired to explore the contours and dynamics of relating. Love songs, songs about relationships, etc, are endemic to Libra. Understanding the self through the other is the key to Libra. But Libra also concerns itself with rights, fairness and equality. Each of the above artists have explored those aspects as well. Simon even went so far as to defy his critics and employ South African musicians on Grace Land and thus bring more attention to apartheid than supporting as his ill informed detractors accused him of.
While Saturn is in Libra, Jupiter will be in Pisces, so the urge to merge, to dive into the mystic and be inspired will have it’s impact on the arts as well. Jupiter in Pisces will inspire, while Saturn in Libra will accentuate the qualities of equality, social justice and balance, all inherent in Libra. Look for not just a rise in love songs, but the return of protest songs as well. Saturn will cross over John Lennon’s Sun during this phase and we will no doubt see a resurrection in all things Lennon. Look for a Lennon inspired collection of songs, some of which will be covered by a few of the aforementioned artists, but it will be Lennon’s spirit that will help reanimate a call towards social awareness and peace. 2010 will be the 30th anniversary of Lennon’s dubious death and he will be with us now, more than ever in the year to come. All of those are great artists, but when it comes to Libra being personified in perhaps one record, by one artist, its In Session with Stevie Ray Vaughn (Libra) and Albert King.
While Vaughn is officially listed as a Libra, (October 3rd) his chart is dominated by Scorpio and a Sag Moon. Scorpio is synonymous with death, sex and drugs. The motto for a Sag Moon is “Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.” Contrary to popular belief, Libra’s are not inherently balanced abut are engaged in a lifelong quest FOR balance. With Vaughn’s Mercury, Venus and Saturn in Scorpio, achieving balance for Vaughn was considerably more difficult. His homeostasis dwelled in the abyss. It would take years of hard rocking and hard living for Vaughn to eventually hit rock bottom and ultimately find peace and balance in his life. But on In Session, recorded in 1993, just before his launch into the stratosphere of rock stardom with David Bowie, Vaughn was in a natural state of balance with the legendary Albert King. Together on this fantastic recording, Vaughn and King trade licks back and forth with searing electricity and buoyant sense of goodwill. “Overall Junction” might showcase the give and take and too and fro the best out of all the tracks. Ironically, King is a Taurus, also ruled by Venus, though decidedly more grounded than Libra’s airy ascetics. Taurus also opposes Vaughn’s planets in Scorpio, giving the duo an almost alchemical connection, bring together light and dark, water and earth with the sensuous and sensual sides of Venus.
While Vaughn went onto more personal, solo recordings and became a guitar legend worthy of mention alongside of Jimi, it’s this early recording that personifies the Libran actualization of balance in Stevie Ray Vaughn’s turbulent quest for the equanimity of his soul.
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With Pluto in Virgo, will Obama get serious about work?
As Saturn still drifts in opposition to Uranus, the healthcare debate still lingers on and on and on and on and on. Meanwhile, jobless numbers are up, not down. In the previous look at this alignment, we began to see the disparity between the ideal of the healthcare debate and the reality of the economy.
There’s a lingering echo of the Bubonic Plague in the air, when Uranus was in Pisces at 23 degrees in September of 1339, when it officially crossed Crimea into Europe. The plague wiped out a burgeoning class of highly skilled workers, who had honed their craft over generations of work and devotion on the great cathedrals. The rise of guilds and charters, the growth of crops, as Europe entered a warming trend, all collapsed in the wake of the black death. The flower of Europe’s high middle ages was sick in the bud. Monarchies survived and while the tax base decreased, their power was more, not less consolidated than pre-plague conditions. Humanity in the west was forced to retreat back into survival, not thrival mode. Read the rest of this entry »
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