First, Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, then Hurricane Harvey Weinstein hit Hollywood. In typical, dualistic, Gemini fashion, the cyclonic forces of both mirrored one another, if not in actual physical destruction, the social wreckage in the wake of the Weinstein take might even rival what’s happened in Houston. Let’s quickly take a look at the two events and perhaps get a glimpse of the programs running underneath them.
While Hurricane Harvey is in the rear view mirror of the news cycle, much of Houston is still reeling. Neighborhoods destroyed, may never come back and if they do, they won’t likely resemble what they once were or who lived there. Think New Orleans, Katrina, the modern day mother of disaster capitalism.
But what we saw with Harvey was the emergence of heroes, something the American landscape had banished to the 1990’s when Bruce Willis kept saving his wife over and over again in a series of testosterone fueled sequels in the Die Hard series. Those days are long gone.
But during the deluge of Harvey, we saw men carrying people in water waist deep. We witnessed the Cajun Navy, with men (and women) from the hated South, whose historical markers were being eradicated in a different kind of storm. J.J. Watt, the larger-than-life player from The Houston Texans came to the rescue and raised over $33 million for the people of Houston. We saw unity, humanity, and a community of first responders step up and do what humans do. They took care of one another. But the images of Watt, his fellow Texan teammates and other anonymous men delivering in the clutch aren’t part of the modern mythos surrounding men. That’s a problem, because the general narrative that’s being driven is that men suck, white men suck the most. What we saw with men of all races coming to the aid of others in Houston was a quaint, if brief reminder of how men actually used to be, maybe goddess forbid, actually are.
Fast forward, the other Harvey slams into our consciousness with nearly the same force as the hurricane that hit Houston.
Harvey Weinstein is a Pisces, born 3/21/52 in Flushing, New York, he is a 29 degree Pisces, yes, the last degree of the zodiac, the most anoretic of the anoretic degrees. The jump to the next sign, bypassing the final lessons of Pisces, which are ultimately about dispersion, is compelling. Weinstein is a being driven by the expression of will, with Mercury and Jupiter in Aries, both in a fairly tight trine with Pluto in Leo. Clearly, this is a guy that tells people/women what he wants and according to the sordid track record, got it a lot. Throw in Mars in Scorpio, a noted aspect of sex and power and Weinstein was a three-hundred-pound rhino of libido. The square from Mars to Pluto (Scorpio/Leo) is ruthless. The reason why no one came out against Weinstein, is because people were likely terrified of him and he provided a “power exchange” that served both parties. On even a cursory view of Weinstein’s photo galleries, you can find a number of his accusers draped all over his Baron Harkonnen girth.
When looking at Weinstein’s chart, no matter how many power points he has, (Mars in Scorpio, Mercury in Aries, Jupiter in Aries, the Mars/Pluto square) he is first and last, a Pisces, and not just any Pisces, the final degree of the zodiac. Pisces above all other signs carries within it the archetype of the scapegoat, the sacrifice. It was Jesus/Yeshua, who opened the spiritual floodgates of the Piscean age as a scapegoat for his people as a failed messiah who did not lead a revolution against the Pharisees and their military proxies, the Romans. It was through his sacrifice of not just the flesh, but of the spirit that the Piscean age was born.
Born at 29 degrees Pisces, this lesson, the lesson of the scapegoat and sacrifice is his destiny. Weinstein comes out of a community of Jewish power brokers, image shapers and economic high priests of fractional lending. One of his industry and cultural peers, Arnon Milchan has openly boasted that not only was he a high-powered producer like Weinstein, but also an arms dealer for Israel. This is a community whose power and influence are virtually unmatched and rarely criticized or investigated for obvious reasons. In essence, there is hardly any oversight into their activities which go largely unchecked, from finance, to government, to entertainment and technology.
So how is it that a man with Weinstein’s power and influence, emboldened and enabled by an industry of his peers that indulge in similar, and perhaps even worse behavior, is quartered and flayed in a communal frenzy, almost as if on cue.
From an astrological perspective, his 29th degree of Pisces demands that he go through a process of transformation that even with all of his power, assets and tribal protection, cannot secure him or wall him off from the hand of God If Weinstein were a Christian, he would see this as an opportunity for repentance and healing. He could complete his assignment on this planet and shed the rotting flesh of this world, for a new body of light. This is the final test of the 29th degree. Here is the Sabian Symbol for 29 Pisces (note we read 29 Pisces since his Sun is 29:02 Pisces).
PHASE 359 PISCES 29°): LIGHT BREAKING INTO MANY COLORS THROUGH A PRISM.
KEYNOTE: The analytical power of the mind necessary for the formulation of life processes in their many aspects.
Cycles of existence begin in unity and end in what I have called “multi-unity.” At the stage of consummation the many individual differences are totaled; they constitute a sum. Within that sum — a unified total — the inevitability of the future process of differentiation is implied, because every cycle leaves a mass of waste products slowly returning to the unconscious state of chemical matter, of “humus.” What the symbol tells us is that unity will always break again into multiplicity. The “prism” is always there. There is no absolute unity; if anything could be called “absolute” it is the relationship between the One and the Many.
This fourth stage symbol of the concluding five-fold sequence of phases points to the fundamental type of operation in all modes of existence. The most beautiful and seemingly everlasting experience of unity will in time be superseded by the need to attend to a multiplicity of details. Existence implies DIFFERENTIATION.
So one can see here that the 29th degree is symbolic of dispersion, that the personality is disseminated through a process of spiritual diffusion. In essence, Weinstein has to surrender his personality up for a greater process in not only surviving this period, but to be able experience this as a triumphal moment of the spirit over the flesh.
The trigger for all of this was likely transiting Chiron in Pisces on his Sun. While not exact, Chiron’s influence on his Sun is close enough to trigger the healing crisis of the chart and the individual. All of the Piscean drama associated with this influence, much of which we’ve already covered comes along with the package; betrayal, sacrifice, scapegoating, and redemption. Chiron crises force us to deal with either adapting towards more structure (Saturn), or rejecting the constricting structures of the personality in favor of a radical departure from one’s already appointed course in life.
In Weinstein’s case, he’s used and abused Saturnian power throughout his life, but he’s done it with the radical expression of his emotions. You can see this in his Moon in Capricorn opposes his natal Uranus in Cancer. Moon/Uranus oppositions offer an erratic pulse of emotions that is highly unconventional and plays by it’s own rules. So how does Weinstein reconcile his Chirotic crisis?
In order for Weinstein to navigate this, he must surrender both his relationship to Saturn and Uranus. He can accomplish this by radically renouncing his relationship with Saturn (power) and apply more discipline with his emotions and seek redemption, not gratification. Will he do it? It’s doubtful, as he’s hired lawyers to sue his own company and even his brother. But are there other layers at work here.
Why would Weinstein’s community of ultra-rich power brokers offer him up as a communal sacrifice? Don’t you think that Weinstein has the goods on many of them as well? I think that there’s layers and depths of depravity that are hidden and that this level of “abuse” is a smoke screen for what lies beneath, which is a satanic network that far exceeds any butt pats, salacious whispers, or grotesqueries of Weinstein jacking off in front of his, ahem, clients. No, there’s a deeper chamber horrors that’s being occluded by the parade of the angry and incensed and it’s not just Weinstein, but even fossils like G.H.W. Bush who are being accused of untoward behavior. Bush, in particular is an interesting case, admitting to a lesser crime, is covering up much deeper and disturbing behavior as recalled by Kathy O’Brien in “The TRANCEformation of America” where she describes Bush as a vicious, speedballing psychopath, who subjected O’Brien and her young daughter to bouts of extreme terror and trauma as human prey in a most dangerous game, where they were hunted down by Bush and his pal, Dick Cheney. This seems to be the model that’s also operating in Weinstein affair, exposing the lesser crime in lieu of the greater sin. I talk about this as the “revelation of the method.”
The fallout from the Weinstein affair has been instant and pervasive, but not necessarily in the way that we might want it to, if we have some investment in the truth. We’re not talking about the aiding and abetting of Weinstein by others in the Hollywood tribe. We’re not talking about child molestation, trafficking and abuse. We’re not talking about occult disclosure. We’re not talking about the power exchange between the actresses who submitted (in most cases willingly) which enabled Weinstein to continue his creepy and sociopathic actions. We’re talking about Adam Sandler and how he has to apologize for touching another actresses knee. It’s virulent sexism on anabolic steroids. Throw in Stephen Paddock and his “supposed” rampage in Vegas and the dominant message is that men are vile, evil, and pathological.
This, all in advance of Chiron in Aries, where men will be at their most vulnerable, with the great potential to re-define masculinity. This almost feels like a pre-emptive strike as men begin to wake up from their slumbering consciousness of the past forty-five-years.
Tomorrow, we’ll look at the chart of Corey Feldman, and try to determine if he’s the skeleton key to Hollywood’s pedophilia network or compromised operative that acts as a gatekeeper in conflict as we continue to explore the dynamics of masculinity in transformation as Chiron approaches Aries.