Not many people know the true meaning of the word, “actor.” It’s actually derived from the Greek word, “hypokrites” which essentially means “one who interprets.” It’s generally known that the first actor in the west was “Thespis” who spoke in the voice of another person at the temple of Dionysus. Thus we get the word “thespian.” In the early middle ages, actors were not highly regarded. The traveling troupes were often looked upon with distrust. It wasn’t until the 19th and 20th Century that the social stigma of actors was largely reversed. You see, acting is, essentially lying.
In the 1981 film, “Mephisto” starring the great Klaus Maria Brandauer who plays Hendrik Hoefgen, an actor who does a deal with the devil and the devil is the Nazis as they assert their will in the rise to power. Hoefgen is alternately disgusted and seduced by the power and the privilege of being drawn closer and closer into it’s inner workings as a theater director creating propagandistic theater for his Nazi handlers. He plays “Mephisto” and he does a Faustian deal with not only the devil in a supernatural sense, but also the devil incarnate in the system. It exists on a number of levels, however, unlike some actors who display almost no conscience, Brandauer/Hoefgen wrestles with his, but to little avail. Brandauer was born on 6/22/43.
That’s Gemini, 29 degrees, the anorettic degree.
One can almost sense the actual tension and stress of the anoretic degree in Brandauer’s performance. He wants to help his black lover, but can’t. He wants to nurture his culture which is rapidly succumbing to the iron grip of the Third Reich. Cancer is both persevering and preserving, especially the 0 degree which fosters the most cardinality of the sign, but his character lapses back into the dualistic role of actor/propagandist and Hoefgen/Faust. It’s also interesting to note that Brandauer has Mercury and Uranus conjunct in Gemini.
At the anoretic degree, he’s incapable of sustaining any kind of true emotion or emotional commitment, which would be indicative of Cancer. Instead, he’s sucked back down into the whirlpool of the split persona and divided loyalties.
Life imitating art imitating cinema imitating astrology imitating life.
Actors often have names that are different than the ones we’re given as their stage name.
Having or possessing dual identities is the key to acting. It’s endemic to the craft of being another person and doing so with such conviction that we are convinced that they are actually that person. When you watch Tom Mapother play different characters in films without make-up, you suspend your disbelief that he is actually Tom Mapother playing the role of a vigilante, or the head of secret intelligence team. You are taken away by the plot and the narrative that he is who he says he is for ninety minutes. There is a covert agreement that’s made between you and the experience itself. At that point the movie and the acting becomes as real as so called reality itself. The brain makes no distinction between the two. But it’s not just actors who have alter-egos and even separate surnames.
Recently, in Boston, we saw something massive and extremely important take place. On the 15th of April, as series of explosions went off near the finish line and as a result numerous people were injured and at least two dead.
But what really happened?
Astrologically, the Moon was in Gemini as well as Jupiter. What does Gemini represent? Duality. Having two faces. Wearing masks. One of the other symbols for Gemini is the face of Janus which is literally “two faced.”
Janus is the god of endings and beginnings, passages and get this; change and time. Here’s what Wikipedia says about Janus;
“Janus frequently symbolized change and transitions such as the progress of future to past, from one condition to another, from one vision to another, and young people’s growth to adulthood. He represented time, because he could see into the past with one face and into the future with the other. Hence, Janus was worshipped at the beginnings of the harvest and planting times, as well as at marriages, deaths and other beginnings. He represented the middle ground between barbarism and civilization, rural and urban space, youth and adulthood. Having jurisdiction over beginnings Janus had an intrinsic association with omens and auspices.”
And there’s more;
“The function of ‘god of beginnings’ has been clearly expressed in numerous ancient sources, among them most notably Cicero, Ovid and Varro. As a god of motion Janus looks after passages, causes actions to start and presides over all beginnings, and since movement and change are bivalent, he has a double nature, symbolised in his two headed image. He has under his tutelage the stepping in and out of the door of homes, the ianua, which took its name from him, and not viceversa. Similarly his tutelage extends to the covered passages named iani and foremost to the gates of the city, including the cultic gate of the Argiletum, named Ianus Geminus or Porta Ianualis from which he protects Rome against the Sabines. He is also present at the Sororium Tigillum, where he guards the terminus of the ways into Rome from Latium. He has an altar, later a temple near the Porta Carmentalis, where the road leading to Veii ended, as well as being present on the Janiculum, a gateway from Rome out to Etruria.
The connection of the notions of beginning (principium), movement, transition (eundo), and thence time has been clearly expressed by Cicero. In general, Janus is at the origin of time as the guardian of the gates of Heaven: Jupiter himself can move forth and back because of Janus’s working.In one of his temples, probably that of Forum Holitorium, the hands of his statue were positioned to signify the number 355 (the number of days in a year), later 365, symbolically expressing his mastership over time. He presides over the concrete and abstract beginnings of the world, such as religion and the gods themselves, he too holds the access to Heaven and to other gods: this is the reason why men must invoke him first, regardless of the god they want to pray or placate. He is the initiator of human life, of new historical ages, and financial enterprises: according to myth he was the first to mint coins and the as, first coin of the libral series, bears his effigy on one face.
The number 355 is actually 13, which of course is present in our current, Roman calendrical year (2013). What’s interesting about Janus is that he has no equivalent in the Greek pantheon of Gods. He is unique. January is named after him and represents the beginning of the dawn of the new year, when light incrementally returns after the winter solstice. January is ruled by Capricorn and we are in the throes of Pluto in Capricorn, with Pluto retrograde. The Pluto retrograde motion is destructive. It breaks down existing social orders in Capricorn, which rules society, banking, big business, government, etc. But more importantly, Janus who rules the temple of Gemini, is the god of time and not just any time, but splitting time, dual realities, competing timelines. In order to create a virtual reality or a simulacra of time itself, impostors are needed to play the roles of supposedly real people.
When we fire up the chart for the Boston Marathon, we can see the role that Gemini is clearly playing. This is the chart for 3PM, just moments after the bombs went off. Look at the MC. It’s at 0 degrees Gemini. Zero is a portal. An opening. A gateway. What we see here is the insertion of alternate realities, multiple plots, various outcomes and of course, yet more duality. But what really comes through is an invocation of madness at a mass level, a collective social schizophrenia in action. There’s no clear path to the truth. Emergency doctors look like Stephen Spielberg. Guys in military khakis with bulging back-packs cruise the pre-crime scene practicing their dark craft.
Pictures emerge of two suspects, one wearing a white cap, the other wearing a black cap. Don’t look now but it’s Remus and Romulus, two lone humans, abandoned and raised by wolves, now lone wolf incarnates.
But just as their names are released to the press two other names appear as the suspects; Sunil Tripathia and Mike Mulugeta. This is on the public record. Tripathia’s body was just found today. A student, he had been reported missing. No word on how Mulugeta’s name was surfaced or where he is.
Then there’s the Saudi national, who just might be Osama Bin Laden’s son. Now there’s pics surfacing of Michelle Obama visiting him in the hospital surfacing. Naked suspects, stripped and detained then released. CIA uncles. A larynx removed by Israeli trauma doctors. Layers upon layers. Now a dictator mayor who might be really running the country from Gotham City suggests that it’s time to do away with key aspects of the constitutions. Masses whipped–beaten down–mascerated psyches–Merck, Lilly and Bayer salivate over the hand shake deals to provide new and more powerful psychotropic communion for a society that is on the verge of the breaking point. This is also a key element behind Janus–the mind split in two. Look for new laws, rules, and regulations to be fast tracked during this Taurus cycle, since Taurus is a fixed sign.
Today, we have an eclipse at 5 degrees Scorpio. It’s partial and skimming the surface of Agartha in the southern most part of the planet where descendants of the Vril gear up for their next conquest of reality and time.
Five is the number of man and in the tarot represents four of the most dismal states; strife, worry, disappointment, and defeat. In Scorpio, these states become accentuated and more prominent. But the key to the five sequence is that they become self-fulfilling prophecy with the more attention we give them. In understanding this powerful Scorpio Moon, we must invoke resolve and clarity. We can change our psych-emotional states and even programming by staring them down without trivializing or exalting them. We can move through them towards the six sequence which is hallmarked by deliverance, community, success and victory. This eclipse offers us the opportunity to plant our flag deeply into the earth (Taurus). That’s your mission for now. Build some resolve. Grow your will. More Gemini madness later.