He’s a shadow, a specter, a burst of code incarnate. He emerges from a tropical chrysalis leaving his contortionist, soul-seeking, pole-dancing-acrobabe behind. He’s falling at light speed out of eden with the code keys to the tree of knowledge, flaming, burning his legacy onto the celluloid frames of our memory. Or at leas that’s what Edward J. Snowden feels like. To say that he’s been disruptive is putting it mildly and yet, as per any event that flashes before our eyes, we have to question, who, what, where, why and how? They are the first principles of journalism, much of which has been abandoned today, like the brow-beating and completely anal tonguing of the security state delivered by The New York Times’ David Brooks. You know the guy that the liberal press loves to tout as “getting it.” You know, the guy that helped sell the war in Iraq. Yeah, that guy and his pompous lecturing of us all as he sits behind the firewall of thought control, running cover for all his pals that capture data and crunch it for profit on a daily basis.
At the very least, whoever Ed Snowden is, he’s smoking out the vermin as they rush to defend the surveillance state like it’s the violation of some vestal virgin when i’s really just an airbrushed lady in red who will sell it’s secrets to the highest bidder. Think what you want about Ed, his motivations, his contacts, his methodology, the light of truth has been unleashed and refracted into a PRISM of experience, consciousness, conscience, betrayal and doubt. Find the ray of light that you can ride on and surf it till it brings you home. That’s the secret of the prism in an alchemical sense, but on a broader, spy vs. spy level, it’s the fracking of our lives, filed away, stored and profiled in massive computers that can, using every little snippet of data predict what you will do under any given situation. Think of all of these computers mashing and smashing all that data in mega traunches and spitting it out to see what it would look like under any pre-programmed circumstance.
Putting it in terms that you might recognize, let’s say some catastrophic scenario is programmed by one of these beasts, for say Cleveland. It could be anything from a tsunami coming off of Lake Erie, to a nuke meltdown, to a terror attack, to an alien invasion, to a civil war. They could literally run sims to see how every, single person they have data on would “likely” respond and then come up with an overall group scenario. It’s micro to macro, macro back to micro and thousands of variables, all played out in some kind of virtual alternate universe where the world has ended a thousand times over and new forms of everything have been put into place. Somewhere, buried in the side of a mountain, an alternative, holographic universe is being spun out of all of our “data.” Everyday, we provide the analytical touch points for this exercise, even now.
So who is Ed Snowden?
Details are scant but emerging. He is a high school dropout. Don’t hold that against him. I’m sure Bill Gates would have done the same if he didn’t have to appease his Boeing rich dad and go through those Ivy league motions.
Snowden decided that he wanted to follow his conscience and help stabilize or Iraq or something like that, so he signed up for special forces, which didn’t go too well. He broke both legs in a training accident and was summarily discharged.
Then he shows up as a security guard at a top secret facility in Maryland. From there he seems to rise through the ranks, moving from outside security, to inside security. There’s very little mention as to how this happens. Nowhere in his bio does it suggest that he has any type of arcane knowledge pertaining to software or code, however it’s now coming out slowly, that he had knack for computers….
Let’s get into his planets and other ephemera.
Edward Snowden was born on 6/21/1983. What’s interesting about this is the shifting date. When the story first broke, 1984 was given as his year of birth. This would have been too deliciously ironic, given the title of Orwell’s prophetic work and how it would directly relate to Snowden’s emergent mythos. So we have to now look at the 6/21/83 chart for clues regarding Snowden. Looking up the ephemeris is always informative and helpful, but unless we can set the ASC, it doesn’t really give a us a full picture of Ed Snowden’s identity.
When doing rectification, we look for clues in the past to determine how a chart can be set. For, it involves the story of him breaking his legs during basic training for Special Forces. When we look at legs and even the entire skeletal system, we look at Capricorn as it symbolizes the shins and bones in general. Second House Capricorn is basic, fundamental, grounding and training. When the ASC is set at Virgo, especially at the 27th degree, some interesting patterns emerge.
The first thing we see is the Pluto/Saturn conjunction in the 2nd House. Saturn of course is the ruler of Capricorn, which represents the shins and the skeletal structure in general. The Second House is fundamental and basic as in basic training. With Pluto conjoined Saturn, any break or fracture as it relates to the body is life changing as Pluto brings the transformational component into play. This is exactly what happened to Snowden as he broke both legs and took him from an active participant to being discharged and on the outside. At this point, Snowden becomes a security guard for a NSA related company and thus begins his labyrinthine journey through the ziggurats of surveillance. But it’s the breaking of the legs, which leads to a fundamental transformation of his life that propels him into the vector of the most dangerous man in the world.
But what motivated Snowden to go special forces in the first place? He was apparently moved by the struggles of the Iraqi people and wanted to help stabilize the country. If this is indeed true, we can see it getting played out in his 9th House. Of all the houses/signs, the 9th/Sag is the one most driven at times by ideology. Aquarius comes close, but for Aquarius, the ideology is secondary to the energy of revolution or change. In many instances, the ideology is just a cover, but we don’t want to diverge too much. The 9th House is the house of truth and justice for all and looky what we have here in the 9th; Chiron at 0 Gemini (more on this later), Mercury, Mars, TN and just on the other side of the MC, the Sun itself. Did I mention Gemini? Well, whaddaya know?
Some people might think I’m OCD when it comes to Gemini, but I believe that it’s the tabula rasa of this world, perched diametrically opposed to the GC in the latter degrees of Sag. We dwell in a world of duality and fractured consciousness that gets hammered and hammered again and again. From the death of Gemini JFK, to the fall of the Twin Towers (Gemini), it’s all part of a ring cycle (Wagner was a Gemini) a closed loop that never allows for reconciliation of opposites. However the hope and redemption of the cyclic suffering is the simulacra of oneness, a New World Order where the suffering is mercifully ended by the demi-gods of the rule of law. This is the endgame, the only way out as it is being constructed.
Gemini is also the sign of spy craft, intelligence, dual personae and double identities, which likely means that there’s a lot more to Ed Snowden than we know. He likely has an intricate web of alliances and inside fixers. Glenn Greenwald (Pisces) is currently the other half of Ed Snowden, releasing his documents through the Guardian UK. This is an interesting phenomenon onto itself. Why would a portal/publication like The Guardian move forward with this material? Why would they publish it? For ratings? Money? The US and their allies, from the UK, to DK, to Israel have immense power through any number of agencies and means to squash and kill a story if they needed or wanted to. Why would this be allowed to happen? We’ll visit more of this later with some possible Gemini related scenarios.
Ed Snowden voted for Obama, thinking that he would live up to his promises, that his highly evolved signal of humanity was real and believable. Here again, we can see Snowden being driven by ideology–something to believe in. Then in true Gemini fashion, he flips the script and throws down $500 large for Ron Paul. He’s jumping tracks, but all the while, guided by his ideology. The Ron Paul connections a little disquieting, since of course the media, you know the ones that see Ed Snowden as a traitor will be quick to point out his Libertarian tendencies. It’s likely only a matter of time before Ed Snowden will be labeled a domestic terrorist.
If we can agree that this is a good version of a rectified chart, then we can take the next leap and say that he is acting out his destiny with the TN in Gemini right on the MC at 25 degrees. Look at where Jupiter was last weekend. He also released his info in Hong Kong, which is also very symbolic of the 9th House (Foreign Countries). It was at 25/26 degrees crossing his TN, his MC and conjuncting his Sun in the 10th, just over the MC. This is clearly a very public moment/transit for Snowden. It marks the arc of his destiny.
Looking at his ASC, I have him pegged at 27 Virgo. Let’s face it. Ed’s a geek, a nerd. Just check out the frames, the neatly trimmed facial hair, the coolness of the Virgo front. His 7th House has Pisces on the DS and remember that Glenn Greenwald is a Pisces, so there is an overtone of partnership, even though Greenwald’s Sun is located in Snowden’s 6th. But the Sabian Symbol for 28 degrees Virgo seals the deal;
PHASE 178 (VIRGO 28°): A BALDHEADED MAN WHO HAS SEIZED POWER. KEYNOTE: The sheer power of personality in times that call for decision.
Whether at the religious or at the socio-political and cultural level there comes a time when obsolescent patterns of order and cultural refinement have to be radically and relentlessly challenged. Catabolic personages emerge to seize power and dictate decisions that alter the structures of society; or within an individual life, an intense urge for cathartic changes mobilizes the will, and traumatic decisions are made. At such times, the issue has to be met and, ruthless as the power may appear, it must be accepted.
At this third stage of the thirty-sixth sequence we face the un-postponable necessity for decision and transformation. Existence is motion. No static formation, however beautiful and inspiring, can remain long unchallenged. Everything bows to THE POWER OF THE WILL — divine, executively human, or Satanic.
If 27 degrees Virgo is indeed his ASC then transiting Jupiter would have indeed triggered this “catabolic moment” in Snowden’s life. However, it could also have greater ramifications as well, as it triggers even more extreme examples of ruthless power grabs and drastic measures taken to rectify the revelations of PRISM and the depth of data gathering in the Post-911 world of spooks, spies, renditions, listening parties, constitutional run-arounds and the net of the communication grid that gets tighter and tighter around us.
People have asked me, is Ed Snowden real? My reflexive reply would be; Are any of us real? But I get the inquiry. I can tell you this; I believe his motivation is real. With Jupiter in Sag conjunct Uranus in the house of Gemini (3rd) and gathering of information to unleash a shocking revelation, this conjunction is symbolic of that motivation. With Venus residing in the 11th House, Snowden has some desire to live in a world that’s more fair than the one he witnessed. The trine to Uranus in the 3rd is the activator towards that type of society.
And as quickly as he appeared, in a flash, he is gone again. Rumors have it that he might flee to Iceland, maybe Russia. If it’s the latter, it would add to the growing list of litanies against Mother Russia. From dissing Gay rights, to fomenting oppression against the Chechens and now potentially harboring a cyber-terrorist, the cards are stacking against the former USSR.
Did Ed Snowden have help? Of course he did. But who helped him and why? Is he a pawn in the game being used to enact even more draconian security measures or is he an agent of an opposing group on the inside. Is the ancient war between the Sons Of Belial and The Law of One getting more and more open as the days progress?
Keep your eye on the 21st, Ed Snowden’s birthday and the Summer Solstice as well as Prince William’s too.
“Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; the best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.”
That’s Yeats up there, time traveling on the wings of the Golden Dawn. Yeats of course was a member of A.E. Waite’s spiritualist click. His wife a channel. He wrote “A Vision” which is essentially a notebook of his wife’s medium sessions. A work that confounded followers and critics alike. But I digress. The Second Coming is at hand, or so it seems. The laws of Newtonian physics are kicking in. One side pushes and the other pushes back, until the pushing escalates into all out conflict in the streets.
In anarchy and chaos, there is no time. History is erased in the frenzy of the moment. Crisis eliminates the linear perspective. Chaos eviscerates all that has gone before it. It is the splitting of the social and historical atom. We’re rapidly approaching the chaotic flashpoint in the event horizon. We’re being sucked in at neutrino speeds by McKenna’s strange attractor at the end of time. Just wait until Uranus goes direct in December on 12/10/11 on the Gemini full lunar eclipse. But in the frenzied rush to make it right, hit the re-set, start over, invocation ov chaos, etc., you might want to take a few, deep, breaths before you start spinning off into the next dust devil of change. All is not what it appears to be in the land of a thousand trances.
For the next 1500 words or so, I’m the guy that’s going to be peeing in the punch bowl just a little. It’s Mars in Virgo–can’t help it. I’ll be dissecting “Thrive” released on 11/11/11 when Neptune was in Aquarius at 28 degrees. “Thrive” is the new wake-up-call, a truth-buzz produced by James Foster Gamble, scion of the Procter and Gamble fortune. Let me just say that trying to find anything on Foster Gamble, other than “Thrive” related material is nearly impossible. That in and of itself raises my Spock-like brow just little. BTW, isn’t Spock the archetype for Virgo? One of the only things that I could track down on Gamble was a story in the S.F. Gate from 1995, where he supported the rabid one-worlder, Jim Garrison. Garrison was an ideologue that tapped into a donor base of rich kids from elite families. He called them, “donuts” his code for “do nothings.” Read the rest of this entry »
I came across a sign, literally a sign today. It was staring me right in the face; “Judgment Day; May 21st, 2011.” Apparently the cat is out of the bag and the “Good News” is plastered across billboards around the country. Now unlike some others that summarily view Christianity with disdain, I am no such blasphemer. Well, let me put it another way; I am a selective blasphemer. I will not nor ever underestimate the power of a good saint sighting or the visceral tug of people displaying stigmata. These things cannot be explained away by science, except that maybe saints could be holograms, but I will give the divine the benefit of the doubt in this category.
So I reserve the right to embrace the miraculous and a power greater than I can comprehend. However, I have to admit that I have a special scorn for the managers of the rapturists. Rapturists, or dispensationalist Christians have turned a blind eye to suffering on the planet. They’ve had their faiths and their souls plundered by the likes of John Hagee, Tim LaHaye and others who have spread the gospel of fear and “being left behind” for the sum of millions and millions of dollars. They helped elect Bush and stood by him in reverence as two wars raged in the middle east. I have little patience for this version of the Christian faith. And it seems like the 5/21/11 date is being promoted by the rapturists. Now I will say this. With the number of animal deaths taking place, the poisoning of the waters by BP/Nalco and the rumblings of revolt in North Africa and the middle east, the signs are prevalent. Some even say that the seals are being opened.
So, if 5/21/11 is indeed the date that hearkens the arrival of Judgment Day, being a dyed-in-camel’s wool, desert heretic, I decided to take a gander at the planets for that particular day. Let us gaze into the future together. . .
We are on the cusp of Taurus, 29 degrees. The anaretic degree of Taurus. I already posted at great length regarding this anaretic degree as it relates to Tony Hayward, former head of BP, now being winded and dined by Abu Dhabi to set up a new oil company there. The cusp is the end of one sign or epoch and the beginning of the next, only there is a pause, a space, an interim where reality can fall through the cracks and what was once and what will be can co-mingle in the space between.
On that day of days, the Moon will be in Capricorn and of course, it will touch Pluto in Capricorn, somewhere along the way. The conjunction of the Moon and Pluto is powerful and more than slightly obsessive. It promises the complete and utter transformation of the emotional state, but there is a ruthlessness in the Moon/Pluto/Cap conjunction. It’s win at all costs and be damned to the weak and the unwilling to engage in the struggle to fight for their right to feel. While The Sun is about to exit Taurus, Mercury, Venus and Mars will all be stationed there at 7/6/7 degrees respectively. We’re talking tight trine, fixed trinity full of bull. Stubborn. No turning back. However, there are some interesting symbols interwoven at Taurus, 7/6/7.
THE WOMAN OF SAMARIA AT THE ANCESTRAL WELL: The meeting of the traditional past and of the creative spirit point toward the future
The Sabian symbol of 7 Taurus, refers to Jesus’ encounter with a Samaritan woman, whose tribe was despised by other tribes of Israel. In essence, she was an outcast amongst outcasts and it is to this woman, that Jesus reveals himself as the messiah. She was outside of any codification and judgment as a result of being cast out. In essence, she was an empty vessel and ready receive a vision of the future, one that has at it’s core, universal love, over tribal law and a path of redemption open to all men and women whose hearts yearn to be free of dogma, liberated from arcane rituals in the name of a vengeful God. Rudhyar masterfully interprets this symbol in the following way; “The creative future descends first to that which becomes chaos. An old order is never open to a new Revelation until it has accepted disorder in the name of that Power, which subsumes all forms of order, ie, LOVE.” So in essence, if we were going to have Judgment Day on the 21st, then the appearance of 7 Taurus in Mercury and Mars bodes for an interesting day at the very least. Note that it is just one degree off of the 7/7/7 octave. However, the irony is not lost on me that that the missing number is “One.” But even 6 Taurus yields some tasty morsels of potential prophecy.
CANTILEVER BRIDGE ACROSS A DEEP GORGE; The conquest of separateness through group cooperation
This symbol refers to an act of commitment, of moving forward, across a great divide, stepping together over the void of separation, by some form of conscious, collective act that transforms the individuals relationship to his aloneness. It’s a powerful symbol, but one that requires movement and sacrifice of some sort, because, in essence, it cannot be done alone. I’m beginning to like the sound of Judgment Day based on these two symbols.
What’s also interesting about this day is how animals dominate the sky and not just any animals; Bulls, Goats and Rams (Jupiter and Uranus in Aries), all sacrificial beasts of the aforementioned Old Testament. Perhaps the scales of judgment (Saturn in Libra) can offer us some respite from the stampede of bellowing archetypes galloping across the fields of our minds, conjuring up ancient rituals of bloody sacrifices done in the service of lesser gods. Maybe it’s time to free those beasts of burden once and for all. Maybe it’s time for me to consider becoming a vegetarian? Maybe it’s time for you to get to know a saint or two between now and May 21st and if it is indeed Judgment Day, then remember that in the tumult and the chaos, miracles appear, angels descend, heroes emerge and in the darkest of hours, creation has a chance to slip in between the cracks, where God can consciously become manifest and the world born anew. Don’t miss it.
Since we are in the season of Sag, I naturally came across this video today. It’s actually a pretty remarkable manifestation of Sabian Symbol, 266, aka Sag 26, “A Flag Bearer In Battle.” This symbol is about courage and while the poor, likely drunken lout that led the charge here on the football pit, did not have any lofty pursuit regarding liberty or freedom in mind when he bum rushed the match with his white flag of surrender raised high, but little did he know, that his innocuous act would be picked up by people the world over as a symbol of letting a group of psychopathic bullies know, “enough is enough.”
They couldn’t just take him down and escort him out. Nope. They had to get their psycho-kicks in and a lot of them. There’s security and there’s abuse. The so-called herd decided that they had to rescue one of their own and boy, did they ever. Watch the tape closely. At around fifty seconds, one of the poor goons, just trips and falls as if it were an act of God, face planting right into the humility of the Earth. Let’s just say, he likely had a moment of clarity about his life path from that moment forward.
If you want to see a slightly more Hollywood version of this, it’s Mel Gibson in “The Patriot” where in the final scene, armed only with his flag, he leads the charge and holds the line, changing the course battle and destiny, forever.
My astrological partner in crime, Willow and I were talking about Sabian Symbols the other day and we were discussing the whole concept of rounding up. So if you have a symbol in a particular degree, say, Mars in Pisces at zero degrees, you would round it up to the first degree and so on for every other degree. Today is Gemini, 5 degrees, which of course would get rounded up for the symbol fo the day. As such, it is Gemini, 6 degrees. Here is the Sabian Symbol for Gemini, 6 degrees;
PHASE 66 (GEMINI 6′) WORKMEN DRILLING FOR OIL–The avidity for that knowledge which ensures wealth and power.
Here is what the great, Dane Rudhyar has to say in part about drilling for oil;
“Drilling for oil may represent the attempt to penetrate the deep layers of the collective unconscious and to reawaken n the powers of the archaic psyche which once flourished–for instance in the true ceremonial magic of the tribal world, perhaps among the adepts of fabled Atlantis, or even among the shamans and witch doctors of more recent times. The archaic powers may be “refined” for modern situations, but the almost inevitable result is the release of noxious waste products, “pollution.” And there is a pollution of consciousness as well as of the atmosphere that man breaths.”
So here we are, 36 days into the Gulf disaster, which the media is now calling a “gusher.” This morning, a dear friend in England passed along this video. It’s one of the last feeds of raw footage of the planet’s guts, spewing up, from 30,000 feet below the surface of the Earth. Rudhyar really struck a deep nerve with this interpretation of Wheeler’s symbol for this degree, sourcing Atlantis. Where is the rig? It’s in The Gulf, roughly the same region where the legendary continent once kissed the sky. What else have we witnessed lately in the same general vicinity? The Haiti quake, even more centrally located in the Atlantean region. These deep Earth and deep water catastrophes are vulcanic, razing the spirits of another time, reanimating the ghosts of Atlantis, cradle of the esoteric knowledge brought from the stars, ancestral home of illumined networks, the birth of polarity, the conflict of the spirit and the will, cycling and recycling as epochs, eras and movements through time, getting closer and closer to resolution, a spiritual singularity not the event horizon.
Last night, I was at Massive Attack, the dark, visionary outfit from Bristol. Their light show was epic, flashing digital numbers, phrases, stats, data, factoids, memes in rapid fire, real time intensity. They had the power and flexibility to program that download of data at any given moment. While MA was churning out epic suites of psychodrama with beats and heavy atmospheres, they were hitting us with stats about 200,000 barrels of oil a day. They blitzed our minds with an assault of corporate logos, clockwork oranging us to the very last notes, then hitting us right between the eyes with a giant, red, BP across the stage wide screen. It was multi-media agit-prop at it’s best. They are taking their media and music around the globe and they are waking up people up. The rupture in the Earth, 5,000 feet down is an opening into a deeper space within our psyches. It’s primordial and it speaks to our very own survival. PHASE 66 (GEMIN 6′). I’m over on BlogTalk live, in ten minutes, doing mini-readings.
While the worst winter in recent memory blasts it’s hoary breath across the planet, The Sun and Jupiter co-mingle in the deep and faith filled waters of Pisces. I was speaking with a friend today and he was working out his challenges over the phone, grating and grinding them down to size. I listened and saw his plight as one of millions that we’re all experiencing on some level right now and if not us, then someone close to us is going through the soul wringer. Then it dawned on me: “We are in the time of tribulation.” It made sense to me from a biblical perspective obviously, though I am not a cheerleader for Revelations, but I could see the connection. From a purely energetic and experiential stand point, trials are the order of the day. We are experiencing the tribulations and tests of our everyday lives. Add them all up and the world is going through it. Even though we cannot see it clearly, we’re all gong through it together.
The early conjunction of The Sun and Jupiter allows for us to have spiritual insight, deep spiritual insight into our current sets of challenges we all face. As I type, the Sun is at five degrees Pisces while Jupiter is eight. The Sun is gaining on the second sun. On SUNday, the two will be in exact conjunction. Circle the 28th on your calendar. It portends a day where a divine sense of grace can really enter into our affairs. If we surrender our fears and our limitations, place them at the entrance to our higher selves and leave them behind, while ascending into the “upper room” we can see our spiritual expression as being greater and having far more power than our circumstances and the world that wants to limit them. Venus will also be in Pisces, within a five degree orb of Uranus, thus making them conjunct as well. This is symbolic of quantum healing for all relationships. If you are a believer in the “power of intention” then set your inner compass to gentle expectancy. Patiently and faithfully wait on the magic and power of divine love to move through your relations.
This coming weekend is a deep and accelerated time for shifting and deeper alignment. Don’t sleep on it.
I would be remiss if I did not comment on the resurrection of Tiger Woods. He met the media on Friday, Guys in blazers, mute witnesses to the “robotic” confession offered up by Woods. I can’t tell you how many sports writers used the word “robotic” over and over again when discussing The Woods presser. Bill Simmons of ESPN, one of my favorite sports writers continually made reference to the fact that Woods displayed all the emotion of a doorknob. Read the rest of this entry »
The powers of perception and deception are coming on strong. With the Sun, Mercury and Venus, all in Scorpio, with the Moon to follow on Saturday, the emphasis is on seeing deeply through the scrim of illusions, where shadows play upon the opaque nature of man. This weekend has all of the cosmic force behind it to get to the bottom of things, whether it’s relationships, pseudo-pandemics, or any other drama or trauma that bursts upon the flat panel of your mind. Go deeper, trust your instincts, especially on the new moon, the new, marvelously magnetic Scorpio Moon, dark and receptive, like an ebony portal to the rest of the solar system. Meditate, don’t medicate or sleep on this auspicious stellium. Let the lunar waves guide you to the true magnetic north of your soul. Gaze deeply into the eyes of another, mirror gaze, get next to an ocean or a lake. Become the stillness. Become the tide.
While you’re dropping down into spiritual erogenous zones, don’t drift away or fall asleep. Stay present and aware of what’s taking place in the macro, practice the presence of two minds, equally aware and awake of inner and outer realities. Mastering this form of awareness is a type of bi-location of consciousness, being in two places at once, grounding the polarity of emergent realities simultaneously. You can do it. Look for clues, see signs, read tea leaves like they’re the headlines of your newly appointed mission, but don’t fall asleep, because those self-same energies are being worked by other agencies as you read these words. Breakdown and breakthrough are the key words for this weekend and this new moon.
In addition to the stinging stellium and moonless skies, Saturn squares Pluto on Sunday, it’s hardest angle. The Sabian Symbols for both planets/signs are interesting to say the least. I use Dane Rudhyar’s interpretations, so they may not match up with Wheeler’s or my pal Lynda Hill’s. For Rudhyar, Libra 1 initiates the cycle of collectivization, underscored by the power of Libra 1, which is “Transfiguration.” The Sabian Symbol for Libra 1 is:
IN A COLLECTION OF PERFECT SPECIMENS OF MANY BIOLOGICAL FORMS, A BUTTERFLY DISPLAYS THE REALITY OF IT’S WINGS, IT’S BODY IMPALED BY A FINE DART
Rudhyar believes Libra 1 to be a potent degree of intuitive consciousness, but not limited to the individual. He sees the energy shifting from the individual to the formation of groups, collectives and the archetypal energies surrounding Libra 1 are “Forms.” Interestingly enough, he assigns the cycle of Scorpio as “Powers” which brings us back to the opening paragraph, around the power and depth of Scorpio and it’s planetary formation this weekend. Forms and powers. Groups. Collectivity. Connectivity. Clusters. Tribes. Empowerment. The symbol of the butterfly itself is of course a record of it’s beauty, a symbol of it’s transformation, the secret patterns on it’s wings with messages for those with eyes that can see. The dart “fixes” the perfection of the butterfly and thus makes an archetype of the butterfly itself. Rudhyar of course also sees the butterfly as Jesus impaled on the cross, where the rays of transfiguration complete the transformation from “The Son of Man” to “The Son Of God.” We’re talking potent symbology and energy. Do not underestimate the power of this weekend to really blow some doors off the hinges of your psyche, especially as it relates to Capricorn 1.
AN INDIAN CHIEF CLAIMS POWER FROM THE ASSEMBLED TRIBE
When I think of Capricorn 1, I think of the movie from the seventies with the same title, with James Brolin, OJ Simpson and Sam Waterson as astronauts that take part in faked a Mars landing and are then hunted down by TPTB when they decide to flip the script. It’s one of those semi-cheesy seventies films that flirts with conspiracy, then flaunts it in our face. But this Capricorn 1 is much different. Rudhyar talks about the sheer power of this degree and it’s bold claim to title, to that of “chief” which apparently has the same Latin root as “capital” and also “head.” He is somewhat neutral on the effects of the degree, concerning himself more with the power than it’s actual application. In Rudyhar’s eyes, this degree is clearly a test of being able to handle the power . . . or not. As it squares off against Libra 1 and Saturn, the concentrated focus of collectivity an the powers of Scorpio, will it create a natural friction? What if the groups do not like what the chief has done? can there be thousands of chiefs? I find it interesting that Barack Obama was essentially meeting with a group Native leaders at the Tribal Nations Conference and actually called out a “Dr. Joe Medicine Crow” under Capricorn 1. Was this a symbolic act by Obama, asserting himself as “The New Chief?” John Bell Hood, the man whom Fort Hood is named after, cut his military teeth as an “Indian Fighter” shooting it out with Comanche’s at “The Devils River” in Texas, where his left hand was pierced by an arrow.
So let’s say your asking yourself, “How will this new moon effect me and my sign?” Well let’s find out:
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FREE ASSOCIATION RADIO
Here are some past episodes from my various programs on Free Association Radio. These are interviews with some of the leading edge thinkers on the planet, from the realms of quantum healing, ancient mysteries, exo-politics, astrology and consciousness.
David Ian Cowan (Navigating The Collapse Of Time) and Sarah Nash (The Cosmic Hooker): Quantum Healing.