The Capricorn full moon is upon us. In the natal chart, its one of the most mis-understood placements of the moon. People with Capricorn moon in their chart have incarnated to take on and learn about responsibility. Quite often they’re taxed with a parent that projects their lack of success or their own patterning of fear of failure onto their children. In many cases love becomes a material exchange between the parent and the child. If the child excels and succeeds, the parent will respond with love. This is not uncommon in the parent/child relationship, but with the Cap moon, it becomes the standard operating system. Unconditional love has a price to pay.
The Capricorn moon is usually seen as the mother, classically, it is the archetypal stage mom. However in the latter part of the 20th Century, with changing sex roles, it can also be the stay-at-home father, and this would raise a very different specter of the Cap moon.
Sometimes though, the Cap moon in the natal chart is simply a function of ones economic lot in life as well. One example would be being born into a family that has little resources, where both parents work, so the child with the Capricorn moon is forced into some form of contribution to the family early on. If they are one of the older children in a family with multiple kids, they’ll be the surrogate mom (or dad). Often Cap moon people work early in their lives and have paper routes, do baby sitting or keep the books for the family business. In many cases, the Cap moon individual has a truncated childhood. While their friends are out and about, splashing in puddles and exploring their worlds with the exuberance of innocence, the Cap moon child is practicing the violin, being shuttled back and forth to some practice or recital or changing a dirty diaper. How does this affect the Cap moon adult?
In the adult life of the Cap moon individual, feelings are often remote and there is an unspoken accounting for all emotional transactions. If there aren’t other aspects in the chart that can soften the Cap moon and allow for the individual to develop a sense of empathy and compassion, it can be more than just cool, it can be cruel and calculating, since the individual has become entrained with the notion of emotional reward based on some form of emotional achievement. As a result, there can be a sense of developing relationships based solely for their ability to move the individual with the Cap moon forward, both professionally and socially. The Cap moon individual creates a social hierarchy of who they will “invest” their time and energy with. Deep down though, these people want to be loved and liberated from their need to achieve to receive.
The plus side of the Cap moon manifests in the middle and later passages of the individuals life. If they’ve followed their moon, they’re usually in pretty good place financially by their forties and fifties, which means they are more inclined to retire early and begin to catch up on the childhood they lost. Slowly, they begin to shed layers of their conditioning and emotional armor. While life has beaten down many of their contemporaries, the individual with the Cap moon is just getting started. They discover the wonder of life and since Cap is an earth sign, they are very attuned to nature and find deep emotional resonance in the wild, alone or with others. Beneath the cool facade, Cap moon people are passionate and
earthy lovers. Once the ice melts, they can revel in the senses and enjoy long and extended sessions of love making. Its not uncommon for Cap moon people to marry older people in their youth and find younger lovers in their silver years.
Capricorn is also very connected to shamanic mystery traditions and if the person with the Cap moon has any interest in indigenous wisdom and healing, they would be willing students and given their penchant for preparation, fine teachers and translators of these traditions. The one thing that the Cap moon parent must watch out for is repeating the cycle of conditional love with their children. If they can wait a bit until they have achieved something of note for themselves, they can be very good parents that can provide for their children without sacrificing feeling.
People with Saturn either conjuncting or squaring the Moon can often exhibit the same challenges/transformations of the individual with the Cap moon.
As a collective, emotional resonator of this Cap moon, people are likely taking stock of their emotional and physical reserves. There’s a sense of lucidity in the air and not taking things for granted. Opposing the nurturing Sun in Cancer, we have the reverse of the alchemical marriage as the solar agency of will is in the feminine expression of Cancer, while the emotional component of the Moon is in the most masculine of the earth signs, Cap.
The inner dialog would include a lengthy conversation of how prepared are you to take care of those that you love, in almost any social condition? There would also be a look at how much the individual itself has to successfully navigate the latter years of their lives. Getting work done now is highlighted so that people can relax a bit and enjoy the 4th of July mid-week celebration.
On a meta-level, we’re staring down the dynamic of the US and the creeping corporate consciousness of US INC., versus the nostalgic image of America as a place where lives and dreams are nurtured and families indulge in the unquestioned hope of legacy. That’s not a given anymore. The nation as a whole is likely meditating on a future that looks a lot more like 1984 than 1954.
Take advantage of this Moon and take stock of your life, count your blessings and give thanks. Saddle up and learn how to extract water from a cactus, the wagon train is heading westward into the deep of unknown psychic territories.
On a bit of a side note, the Hadron Super Collider at CERN has apparently found the God particle. Well, the good news is, is that it might silence all those atheist scientists that have denied the existence of God. The bad news is, is that they now think they are God. In many ways, its a very Capricornian experience by using science and the apex of technological achievement in an attempt to name and harness the mystery of creation. God help us with that one.
Don’t have a ton of time to launch an epic post, but I do want to pen a few thoughts before another day passes by. The first being that I want to give thanks to everyone who has supported me and my various sites throughout the year. I could not do what I do without the forest for this tree. Hell, I’ll even throw in some thanks for the maggots and the worms, since they’re gnawing away at the detritus of our culture. Also, big ups to the ever-widening gyre of accumulated awareness that gains greater traction and depth with each breath we take. Our souls are velcro to the universe of love.
Yesterday was Jim Harbaugh’s birthday. We call him “Hardballs” over on the Niner forum. The first year coach with a stellium in Capricorn; Sun/Merc/Venus/Mars, I’m getting a ringside seat of witnessing the grit and determination of getting the job done and climbing, step-by-step to the top.
Harbaugh took over a moribund team which had not had a winning season in over 7 years. The previous coaches were foolish, arrogant and overmatched–not ready for the rigors of the NFL. Harbaugh came in with absolute conviction and faith. Also, like a good Cap, he surrounded himself with excellent coaches. The result is that the Niners are 11-3 and in the playoffs for the first time in 8 years. He’s not the friendliest or diplomatic of coaches (leave that to his brother John, his exact cardinal square in Libra). Harbaugh can be gruff and suffers no fools, especially if they have press written across their chest. But like the great generals of history, his players have a fierce loyalty for him and he for them.
One of the things that I love about Harbaugh is that he doesn’t throw anyone under the bus. His players, even ones that suck are never tried in the court of public opinion. Its like he’s already at the top of the mountain, reaching out and raising up. Can he be an arrogant prick? Just ask his closest rival, Seahawks coach, Pete Carroll, who Harbaugh plays today. They’re almost mirrors of one another. Carroll is a Taurus and they are both really entrenched in a tribal culture. If we want to witness a positive manifestation of Capricorn, Jim Harbaugh gets my vote. And now for the antipode.
CANCER 1 PLUTO IN CAP 0
If you want something to put a little smile on your face for the holidays, have a look at this video. Its an excerpt from the Santa Cruz city council’s hearing on PG&E, Smart Meters and replacing them with analog meters. If you’re not hip to the smart meter trip, get there fast. California is on the frontlines of it. I’ve had Joshua Hart of Stop Smart Meters.Org on my show twice and his tireless advocacy to keep smart meters out of our homes seems to be gaining some traction.
In this video, you’ll see PG&E’s certified android repeating over and over again that there are “safety” issues with replacing smart meters with the old analog ones, that worked just fine before. Two families were experiencing health issues with their smart meters and replaced them. PG&E shut their power down and would not restore it until the PUC ruled on replacing them. That could take 60-90 days. The Santa Cruz City Council filleted the PG&E bot.
Here we see Cancer (home) pushing back on the borg-like consciousness of smart metering and corporate steamrolling. No one ever asked us if we wanted the smart meters. No real health tests had ever been carried out to determine the short and long term effects of them. This video at the very least, shows that humans are still alive and well on the eve of 2012.
The Moon and Venus were just in Capricorn. Venus slowly approaching Pluto. It’s time for us to review where we are with this titanic, monolithic, baphomertic, Plutonian beast now three-years deep into our social DNA . Ironically, I started this blog during the late degrees of Sagittarius, right around 28 degrees, just three degrees off my natal Jupiter and on the cusp of my 2nd House. However, it would be in the early degrees of Pluto in Cap where it would really take off. So in many ways, this blog is intrinsically linked to the goat from the underworld.
Pluto in Cap has been an intense journey into the bowels of my 2nd house. Its dredged up fears about survival and isolation. Early on in Pluto in Cap, I had a lover whose father played pro-football and molested her as a child, the most inviolate aspect of Pluto rising to the surface.
It’s no coincidence that we’re seeing it raise its grotesque countenance amidst the so-called charity of “Second Mile.” Oh yeah, that shit is Pluto in Capricorn. A so called benevolent foundation, right and respectable, giving kids from broken families a chance in life, with a fatherly figure like Jerry Sandusky giving them “hands on” guidance in life. Pluto is the expose of the most unthinkable; Violating young boys, fatherless and desperately looking for direction, acceptance and love.
2nd House is values, the root chakra, the most basic and fundamental issues in the life of the individual. Its where the shadow (Pluto) seeks to interpenetrate the most intimate confines of the soul as it manifests on the material plane. It is also where Pluto lives in the US chart at 28 degrees. Jerry Sandusky, born January 24th, 1944 his Venus is in Capricorn at 9 degrees. Yup. Squaring the progressed U.S. Moon in Libra at 6 degrees, currently conjuncting transiting Pluto. Even though its a ways out this country is going through its Pluto return and we’re starting to get ungodly glimpses at the seamy underbelly of it; sex, corruption and power. Sandusky is a skeleton key to a closet so dark we tremble at the disparity between the world we thought was safe and the one that truly exists. That’s the way it is boys and girls. No escaping it now.
(Editors note. Bernie Fine of Syracuse has just stepped down for being accused by three young men for sexually violating them. Fine is a Capricorn 0 degrees)
The serpents are being exposed to the light. Don’t turn away or we might miss our chance to make it right. You see, enlightenment doesn’t come cheap these days, those well worn affirmations are of little use. Its all about power now. Do you want to take it back or not? You have a choice. This isn’t the time for turning your other butt cheek. There are people playing a high stakes game of no limit hold’em with your future and your children’s future, and you’re not even aware that you’re at the table or if you are, you might have a shitty hand. You’ve gotta play it anyway. Look, if you want to be here now, you’ve gotta commit to the process from your core. Read the rest of this entry »
So the holidays are here and I am going to give you your holiday survival guide based on the planets in transit. This applies to ALL signs. First off, from here until the 22nd, the Sun is in Sag. That means rollicking good times for everyone. Good cheer, toasting, etc. Everyone gets at least one free pass to do something really stupid, especially if it is powered by your favorite grog or mead. Honorary Sag, Todd Rundgren once said, “Anything worth doing, is worth over doing.” Now, of course, you cannot drive, because during this economic climate (and I will get to that later) local communities are hard up for cash, so catching even the most barely tipsy tippler is money in their bank. Walk or taxi when you go out and raise your glass to the spirit of the centaur. Remember, you get one pass to do something you might regret a little now, but at the end of your life, trust me, it won’t make that big of a deal and what the hell; Coronal Mass Ejection, Niburu, Disclosure, Cyberwars. Party like it’s 1999. You just never know. That leads me to the next holiday tip.
Don’t be cheap. No one likes a cheap date or a cheap skate. Dig down and leave a little extra on the tip tray. If you see a ragged bag man or woman, drop them a fiver instead of a one. There for the grace of God go you and I. It’s the holidays. Share your blessings, no matter how humble they are. This is the lesson of The Sun in Sag. Giving and living on faith.
Now, Sag is not the only energy in play. Mercury and Mars are both in Capricorn. This is great news for people that are looking to find ways to show their appreciation for others in a much more shall we say, frugal sense. If you’re buying gifts, go with cash. There are big time bargains out there. That’s the trend. Most people are eschewing credit cards, much to the chagrin of Chase, et al. Capricorn is also very, very resourceful. Look to barter. If you can exchange a skill for another skill or good, say, jams for a massage, or car repair for a gym membership, go for it. Capricorn supports that kind of creative exchange and it is more in the spirit of the season anyway. Don’t be afraid to barter–it builds community and really conveys the spirit of giving.
Then there’s Venus. Good old Venus. Try holding some mistletoe over the second chakra, unless of course you’re Al Gore’s massage therapist. Yes it’s a season to be nice, but also naughty as well (see the first paragraph). Don’t worry, cool headed Saturn in Libra is always there on the side, to put things back into balance. You can mess around or mess up and it all gets weighed up and parsed out. Everyone gets at least one pass.
Cresting with the peak of the season is the wild, full-lunar-eclipse, that will be visible in the eastern part of the skies in the US. This will happen on the 21st and will add a ton of confusion, especially if you’re traveling, throw in a little Merc retrograde in Capricorn and I would urge extra caution. It’s generally considered a bad time to travel during a full, lunar eclipse, so if you can get out of dodge before or after, I’d highly recommend it. Look for massive TSA hassles. If you work retail, God help you. Retail will experience a record number of returns this year.
So in a nutshell, here’s what you need to do to get through:
1) Lose yourself at least once.
2) Make sure you do not drive.
3) Look for bargains and barter.
4) Mistletoe low.
5) Chill under the eclipse.
And remember, be generous. Everyone hates a cheapskate.
The clouds, like a herd of mute behemoths
Dancing to an invisibly intructed rhythm,
Burnish the horizon’s azure sombrero
With images of determined impermanence,
Leaving readers of the sky who
Look for more than signs of weather,
An atlas only of the imagination. (The Capt.)
One of my favorite Fleetwood Mac songs of all time is “Heroes Are Hard To Find.” It’s from the period where they were less critically acclaimed than the early, psych/blues of Peter Green’s leadership of “The Mac” and certainly far less commercially successful than the Buckingham/Nicks version, but the repertoire is fascinating and in my estimation, more compelling. Bob Welch was the lead songwriter during that phase and penned jazzy odes to UFOs, the Bermuda Triangle, and Future Games. In “Heroes” Christine McVie’s voice is a thing to behold. It’s the top of song that gets lost in the pop cannon of later tunes and the mythology of the older ones. Occasionally this happens to people as well–getting lost in the cathode burn of our current celebrity obsessed culture, and faux giants of other times. The life of the common man is rarely recognized or celebrated as being heroic.
Just as the calendar flipped from 1999 to 2010, I lost a friend who had been DJ’ing at a gig in Los Angeles. His name was “Jim” and he was mad about music. I would see him almost everywhere Stephen Kent played. He was a single dad with a young teen daughter. He lived/worked in a home with troubled youth and was their shrink, guardian and surrogate father. He was the avuncular sort that you never minded having around, always in good humor, always re-framing in positive shapes and language. When I was in exile in San Geronimo, I used to hang at The Flatiron with him and watch football on the big screen.
I last saw him at a Christmas bash in Santa Rosa in 1999, where of course Stephen Kent was playing. He was leaving his state funded gig at the home due to declining dollars and wanted to get a reading for the new year and the next phase of his life, just right after he got back from DJ’ing in LA. I never saw him again. He passed on 1/1/00.
When I went to his memorial, I was stunned by how many people were there, how many friends he had, how much of an impact he had had on so many lives and it dawned on me that outside of his circle Jim was a phantom, a ghost trapped in time, but inside, he was a true hero, someone that changed lives . . . for the better.
Taking a step back from “The Gulf” and other environmental/geo-politcal chaos, I did free, mini readings on “Navigating The Astrological Matrix” in the first hour and in hour number two, I interviewed Andrea Mallis, sports astrologer and we discussed the possible landing pad for LeBron James (Capricorn) and the concept of sports astrology in general. Have a listen.
We are deep in the pitch now. There is no turning back. The tea baggers have pushed away from shoal of familiarity, the muddy banks of their present misfortunes and social entropy. Scott Brown took down Martha Coakley and while no one will ever mistake Scott Brown fror Ron Paul, it marked the beginning of a movement. Glen Beck might have laid the astroturf, but it will grow upon it’s own accord. My guess is that Beck will be found out soon enough. He’s a third-rate Goebbels that manipulates mostly white rage against the machine. He’s the perfect howdy-doody, mouthing the party line of controlled opposition. Beck is a mainstream version of Alex Jones. Both are feeding you mostly spoonfuls of bullshit, but they’re nicely seasoned and deep fried. But what Glen Beck does not understand is that the energy he is unloosening in his perverse and nearly pornographic propaganda, is enough to stir the numb and befuddled masses. Beck will be happy to lead them right off of a cliff into the crashing waves and jagged rocks below. But that ain’t gonna happen.
Many Moons ago, as I stared down the beast of Pluto In Capricorn and began to look at it’s celestial arc against our skies, both present and past, I could see the opposition begin to form in the US Chart, a brave stellium of Cancerian Planets (Sun, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter).
Currently, transiting Pluto and transiting Saturn are opposing and squaring the natal US in Venus respectively. People are being dislodged from their complacency by the strain of the economy, political double speak and overall bad vibes. The slumbering masses are stirring.
The latest electro-shock to the body-politique was the stunning ruling by The Supreme Court that corporations and not just any old US corporation, but any corporation in the world can spend as much as they want in the forthcoming elections. They were granted individual rights and “freedom of speech” so to speak. It’s all preemptive. With the midterms coming up, they will stock the coffers of as many candidates on both sides as possible. Don’t think that this is simply yet another mad, power grab by the right to reinstate their majority. The right and the left are fair game when it comes to corporate finance. The left as we have seen doesn’t have imminent domain when it comes to morality and doing the right thing. Bill Clinton passed both NAFTA and GATT under his watch, promoting globalist expansion at breakneck speed. Don’t be deceived by the right hand or the left. Read the rest of this entry »
2013 is going to be a major year and I am looking forward to continuing to bring you compelling radio content along with a synchromesh of astrology, symbolism, political awareness and free thought here at the website. Any contributions to help me keep my basic expenses paid are greatly appreciated. Robert
My English doppelganger, Darren Williams, delivers angles, asides and observations from his perch in LIverpool. Darren is a two of clubs as am I (the conversation card) and hails from where my grandmother was born and raised. Darren's observations from the world of sport, esoterica, music, the BBC and film are top notch.
In this drop, he breaks down the BBC TV show, "Stella" and while it looks like a basic, run-of-the-mill Britcom, Daz unravels the codex magica within the seemingly mundane, casting a LED spell across the UK's airwaves. To read more, CLICK HERE.
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.