In case you missed it, the most heroic act of courage since Aquarian, Rosa Parks took all of her Highlander training and put it in the front seat of a public bus in Montgomery just happened. Jason Collins became the first, openly gay player in a major sport to announce that he did indeed, prefer the company of men. He immediately received almost nothing but warm and fuzzes from the White House on down. A few moral holdouts like ESPN’s Chris Broussard had a very different take on Collins’ confessional. Broussard is one of ESPN’s hoops pundits, and as they say in the biz, “an insider.” Well Broussard was asked what he thought about Collins’ tell all moment and what came out of his mouth was something that I don’t think anyone at ESPN was prepared for, Broussard said, “I’m a Christian. I don’t agree with homosexuality,” Broussard said. “I think it’s a sin, as I think all sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman is. If you’re openly living in unrepentant sin … that’s walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ,”
What makes this all just a bit more interesting is that ESPN is owned by Disney, which has a dirty little history of using just barely subliminal imagery in their films to inject a poly-sexual consciousness into young children around the globe.
It’s Disney that gave us Brittney, Christina, Justin and Miley. So for one of their own to go rogue in a moment like this, is, just well, great.
I don’t necessarily agree with Broussard’s moral assertions about what passes for God’s judgment, but I sure as hell agree with his right to say what he feels and believes in. What makes this even more interesting is that Broussard happens to be African-American, like Collins. This has posed a problem for ESPN/Disney. If they suspend or fire Broussard, they’re open to criticism coming at them from religious groups. And while hoops columnist, Kelly Dwyer is attempting to re-frame Broussard as a bigot, based on his beliefs, Broussard, by being African-American also dodges the crosshairs of being a racist. Had he been white, I seriously doubt that he would have a job today.
What I love about a situation like this is, is that he was asked his opinion and that’s what they got. It’s not the first time Broussard has gone on the public record about his faith and beliefs. So, if ESPN knew that he would deliver a sermon on the round, then why did they bring him into the discussion on “Outside The Lines’? Was it due to the fact that they forgot about his fundamental stance on homosexuality? Was it a carefully crafted ploy to allow him to speak power to “his” truth and thus make Collins appear even more human? Or is it some other factor than Mickey Mouse’s high priests of pervy pleasure going sleepy on the job?
Shall we crack open a fresh can of Astrowhip and see what lies beneath the surface?
Without having a real chart for Broussard and Collins, I must rely on the solar ephemeris and frankly, there’s enough cosmic forensics (and then some) there to make some sense of this.
First of all, rolling along with the duality script, perfectly drawn up by the off-off-off Broadway playwrights of the theamatrix, Jason Collins is a twin. Yup. Jupiter in Gemini is the gift that keeps on giving. In fact, his brother Jaron, had no idea about his brother’s sexual preference until a year ago. They’re both 34, so at the magic age of “33″ Jason tells Jaron. But Jaron wasn’t the only person living in the dark when it came to Jason’s secret life. Jason was involved in an LTR with Carolyn Moos, a former WNBA player. Collins was with her for eight years and at one point, they were engaged. So it came as a surprise to her as well.
Collins is a Sag (12/2/78) at 9 degrees. He has Moon in Capricorn, which can signal in men, trouble with women stemming from a cool and business-like relationship with the mother. Often, men with the Capricorn Moon come to some sort of reconciliation with this later in life, which seems to be the case with Collins, though instead of embracing the feminine, he in some ways is rejecting it entirely in his open declaration in his preference for men. It should be noted that the story broke on 4/29 at 11:01 AM, where the Moon had just entered . . .Capricorn.
Collins’ aspects, in some ways are fairly unremarkable. He has a nice, Sun/Jupiter trine (Sag/Leo) which is good for sports, but his Jupiter is retrograde. Here we see Leo, the male principle in retreat. He also has Mercury in Sag in a wide orb (9 degrees) to both Jupiter and the Sun. It too is retrograde. So given the retrograde motion of both planets, it actually makes a lot of sense that he would go about his bizness in this sort of confusing and roundabout fashion.
When we look at relationships, Venus is always the first stop and Collins has it in Scorpio at 7 degrees. With Saturn at 8 degrees on 4/29, something had to give for him and it did. The compression of Saturn on Venus forced him to go public with his sex (Scorpio) preference. However, this was likely not easy for him with Chiron in Taurus at 5 opposing his natal Venus. Chiron is the vicar of shame in the chart and for Collins it was obviously around the body and ultimately, what turns him on. With Mars at 6 Taurus, squatting right on his Chiron as well, it was high noon for “The Center of Attention.” Yes, that’s a play on words, since Collins plays center in the NBA or perhaps played, because you see, while there was a cosmic expediency at work, he has just finished his last contract with Washington and at 34, with a resume that reeks of career back-up, it’s doubtful that he would have seen another six-figure-payday. So in some ways, the timing couldn’t be better for the seven-foot-cause-celbre. He can now transition from hoops to fifteen-minutes-of-forever, the jolly-gay-giant, part Rosa Parks, part Jackie Robinson, part Johnny Mathis. With socially primed pumps, when opportunity knocks, you bend over slightly, make sure your head doesn’t hit the top of the door frame and you step through it. That’s just what he did.
Now Chris Broussard plays his role too. Broussard just happens to be a Scorpio (10/28/68) and his Sun, at 4 degrees, just 3 degrees off of Collins’ Venus, was also being hit by stormy Saturn. Compression, meet expression. Broussard unleashed his his thoughts regarding not just Collins’ sexual preference, but sex in general, since Broussard also damned sex-loving, out-of-wedlock sinners in his all-purpose damnation (This in fact is likely what might have saved his job). But we can also see where his moral purity comes from in his chart. He has both Mars and Jupiter in Virgo, the sign of course of Mother Mary (The Virgin). What we have here is the pie of piety. Broussard also has Moon in Aquarius, and while that Moon can be rather kinky (I like to watch) it is also emotionally iconoclastic. Don’t ever tell an Aquarian Moon person what to feel. They’ll likely hit you upside the head with a clenched fist of contrary and make sure you’ll never do it again.
So what we have here is the heavy hand of Saturn pressing down, forcing out the moral, sexual and personal motivations and justifications for choosing a code to live and perhaps professionally die bye. In essence, Collins and Broussard are actors in a cosmic passion play, sparking the flux field of duality even more. And then, there’s Tim Tebow . . .
While Jason Collins was being feted about, the toast of the feel-good-media-mafia, held up as an exemplar for courage and honesty, Tim Tebow was being given his walking papers by the New York Jets. The image of Tebow leaving the Jets facility, alone, with a simple rucksack gave the impression of him as more of a homeless person, than a professional quarterback without a home team. It’s a stark contrast to Collins’ mile-wide-smile and depiction of utter beatitude. Just a little over-a-year-ago, Tebow became the starter for a Denver Bronco team that was going south faster than Nazis after WWII. All Tebow did was win. It wasn’t always pretty, but there were times that were utterly supernatural. Known for wearing John 3:16 eyeblack under his eyes, Tebow’s playoff win against the Steelers provided some miraculous numerology. On that day, when Tebow led his team to victory and a chance to play the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game, some of the key stats were as follows; He threw for 316 yards, he averaged 31.6 yards per pass and the Neilsen ratings were 31.6. What did it get him? A one-way-ticket to Babylon, playing QB for Jets owner, Woody Johnson, who had just lost his daughter, Casey, under very strange circumstances. Casey’s last lover was Tila Tequila, who hasn’t stopped yammering about the dangers of the illuminati ever since Casey Johnson’s death.
That’s where Tim Tebow wound up.
Tebow is a modern, imitation of Christ, performing miracles, sixty-minutes on Sunday and now, he’s been banished into the wilderness. No team wants him and the media is more than willing to spear him with their depiction of his bleak destiny. They mock and laugh him when the Lingerie League offers him a contract when there’s not one NFL team that has. But another JC (Jason Collins) who never averaged more than seven points per game for seven different teams, is socailly canonized not anything that he’s done, but simply because he’s gone public with where he puts his junk, in a sport that he might not ever play in again at a professional level. Oh yeah, while we’re focusing on this, Harry Reid is slipping the national ID card in the immigration reform bill.
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(Every now and then, I’ll be doing posts that are not astrology related though I might mention it a bit. This is one of those posts) It’s not CNN, FOX or even Disney that shapes minds in a covert manner the most. No, those are overt channels of control. Perhaps the most insidious form of televised mind control is the Food Network. In fact, it’s my perception that the Food Network is downright fascist and programming people in such a clandestine fashion, that people would be shocked when they look at what’s really happening. Let’s take a look at the dynamics that are in play, shaping peoples perceptions through the most fundamental and basic act of being human; eating.
The father of modern advertising, Freud’s nephew. Edward Bernays knew about the power of food at not only a basic level of sustenance but also it’s deeply symbolic import. Bernays was hired by companies to help promote their products. Berbnays favorite symbol was the egg. On two separate occasions, Bernays used the egg to change how we eat. At that time, breakfast in america was much more like it was in Europe, consisting of breads, muffins, and rolls, with coffee or milk. Bernays was hired by the Beech-Nut company who made a ton of products, including bubble gum, but also bacon. They wanted more demand for their bacon, so they hired Bernays. Bernays reached out to a dotter to see if a heavier breakfast would be better for people. The doctor looked at the evidence and based on the belief that people burn energy during sleep, he reasoned that they needed a larger meal to start their day. Bernays asked him if he could send a letter stating that to 5,000 other doctors. He did and 4,500 doctors responded in the affirmative. Bernays had the study published in newspapers all around the country. He added eggs into the editorial mix and as a result, we have the modern breakfast. Bernays chose the egg, because he knew that it was deeply symbolic. It was birth, life, hope, the mother. Sales of bacon immediately rose and the American breakfast was changed.
Food is the most fundamental experience we all share. From a consciousness perspective, food hits us on at least three levels/chakras. Food is nurturing and makes us feels safe (first chakra). Food is sexy and even erotic (second chakra). Food is emotional connects us to memory and nostalgia (heart chakra). So when we watch the Food Network, we are open in ways that we aren’t even remotely aware of. And what does the food network serve up for the hungry masses. You might be surprised.
One of the food Network’s most successful franchises is the “Iron Chef” which they imported from Japan. The original version was an over-the-top, bordering on surreal circus of Japanese feudalism, food porn and goofy voice-overs. The emperor Iron Kitchen Stadium was a caricature of a psychopath, pushing the edge of madness to comical effect. Chef’s dutifully sweated their asses off to produce dishes of staggering creativity in the span of just one hour. Once they were finished they were then summarily judged and the winner of course would be given the tittle of “Iron Chef.”
In Japan, it worked. Even here as a kind of gustatory knock off of “What’s Up Tiger Lily” it scored big ratings and was an anchor property in the early days of the Food Network. But Iron Chef Japan ran it’s course and the Food Network jumped on the opportunity to produce their own version, which only mirrors the original loosely via the format. The emperor is now the emperor’s nephew, who lacks the maniacal charm of the original lord of iron kitchen stadium. But the format remains. The serfs of the kitchen perform a sweaty kabuki of culinary command. We’re dazzled by the speed and creativity. Blowtorches glaze, gelees giggle, cocktails froth, and four courses later they stand before a tribunal who judges and grades their food. It’s a solemn ceremony that’s taken far too seriously by C list celebrities and wanna-be-foodie nerd stars. it’s a moment of judgement. This same ritual has been copied for any number of food shows. “Chopped” is a chopped down version of Iron Chef where they contestants must make an appetizer, main course and desert over the course of an hour. After each course, the again, appear before a tribunal where they are judged and cross-examined by fellow chefs. If your dish doesn’t cut it, you get chopped and when you do, you get the perp walk with camera on you, recording your moment of defeat and ignominy.
Again, what’s taking place? We’re taking in the food on a visceral level. It triggers thousands of novel neuro-peptides dancing with exotic neuro-receptors and we’re in the rhyhtmic entrainment of the digital signal, lulling us into Delta states, highly suggestible and wide open, chakras relaxed, sense memory activated and what are we given? Dog eat dog competition. People sweating it out for a mere 10K, waiting to have their lives judged by a panel of stern administrators remonstrating them for using truffle oil or not integrating the pomegranate more consistently. Dreams are crushed like garlic. But what’s really happening?
What we’re seeing is a form social obeisance, a new order emerging where people are judged by the high priests of public opinion, often just removed from the peer level. We’re treated to the first class arrogance of Aron Sanchez and Scott Conant. Former Queer-Eye-Guy, Ted Allen presides over the whole affair with a grim and humorless delivery, acting out more as grand inquisitor than reality game show host. I’ll never forget the barely disguised disgust that Allen displayed when a contestant from England, Lotte Duncan chose to create warm and nurturing, dare I say feminine plates of food.
“Chopped” is a psyop–but it’s not alone in the Food Network line-up. The same format is duplicated on a number of other shows.
“Sweet Genius” is yet another Food Network offering that features people competing against one another for a cash prize, where they are judged by Ron Ben-Israel, who unlike Allen brings a perverse charm to the role of king confectioner. Ben-Israel is former IDF and like Allen, is openly gay. It’s the same format. Heads roll as Ben-Israel delivers final judgment on the less than perfect treats and contestants are banished from his sugary kingdom. More judgement. More servile panting. More tribulation.
Chopped and Sweet Genius are pushing the new social model which is more top down, more elite judgment, via the Sanhedrin of digestion. People opened up by the sense memory of food, the emotion of the moment and the digital trance have the contents of the medium poured into them like a psychic roux. Winners. Losers. Triumph. Humiliation. Notice how dutiful they all depart. No debate. Just take that perp walk and talk about how great it was. Just once, I want to see some throw their chocolate linguini into Aron Sanchez’s smarmy mug. Obedience. Judgement. Reward. Humiliation. These shows are the equivalent of the Nuremberg trials for haute cuisine. But that’s not all the food network has to offer. Oh no!
Restaurant Impossible features chef, Robert Irvine, who was trained as a chef in the British Royal Navy and claimed at one point that he was a “Knight Commander Of The Royal Victorian Order” and had cooked for Charles and Lady Di. He had to later retract both, however, he is a member of something called “The Malt Society Of Chefs.”
Irvine comes rolling into town to help a struggling restaurant with a budget of 10K and 48 hours to turnaround what’s likely years of mismanagement and dismal cash flow. He barks orders like a drill sergeant. He humiliates people. He bullies the staff calling them incompetent and employing them to have the same financial commitment to the businesses that the owners have, which is completely unrealistic. Then, after a re-design, face-lift and new menu, fueled by Sysco foods, which Irvine peddles, the owners see their restored restaurant and break down in tears of joy. They hug Irvine and understand that his psychological bullying was all in their best interests. They thank him for their new lease on life, but the real story is almost always different. The show has had very mixed success in saving restaurants on the skids, but you’ll never know that. Irvine and his culinary Luftwaffe strafe their lives for 48 hours and the result is more love, more hope, and always gratification for having Irvine impose his iron will upon them. Irvine is a Libra (9/24) and it’s prime cardinal energy. Like Ted Allen, he also appears stiff and humorless, but apparently off camera, he’s fairly personable and funny. However, on the show, he’s a borderline sadist. On a recent episode, a restaurant owner was complaining about the rising cost of food and Irvine just blew him off, telling him that the troubles with his business had nothing to do with the rising cost of food. Of course the hugged it out as they always do at the end of the show.
So now you’ve settled into a night of Food Network programming. You’ve seen good food, sexy food, exotic food, comfort food, human drama, victory, defeat, judgement and redemption but there’s a new type of programming that’s emerging on FN. Surveillance dining. Yes, that’s right. Surveillance dining.
Two of FN’s new offerings are “Restaurant Stakeout” and “Mystery Diners.” Both shows employ surveillance cameras to catch employees that are lazy, lying and thieving. Restaurant owners observe their employees via a wired network of cameras hidden throughout the restaurant. “Restaurant Stakeout’s” Willie Degel is a pioneer in using cameras throughout all of his own restaurants. The theme that constantly emerges from the mostly New Jersey based restaurants that are being spied on is that, “People cannot be trusted and that the only way that they can be controlled is if they know they’re being watched.”
“Mystery Diners” is essentially the same format, only the show inserts plant into the restaurant to get pertinent info on particular employees who are being singled out by the restaurant owner. Again, through an application of surveillance and spying the message is, is that you’re being watched. Companies like “Big Dog Surveillance” and “Skyway Security” offer the same kinds of solutions offered up on “Stakeout” and “Mystery” and are in fact advertised during the shows.
So let’s do a quick re-cap.
What you’re likely to see on the Food Network in one evening is the following; Stark and gritty competition, emotional drama, hard luck stories, stern judgement, social tribunals, obedience, grim reception, militaristic command, surveillance cameras, spying, covert operation and humiliation, all while you are an open channel, salivating over epicurean delight and nostalgic sense memory.
Is the Food Network inherently evil? In it’s totality, likely not. I enjoy the mindless travels of Aquarian, Guy Fieiri on DD&D hoping to catch a super dive somewhere near me, but that doesn’t mean that certain programs aren’t targeted and used in tools to sculpt behavior, shape perception and create a model of conformity that would make even Edward Bernays blush.
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.
Aries new moon, I get a text from Freeman Fly. “Hey Robert, are you around? We’re still here. Maybe we can run into you?” An hour I’m headed into the heart of Slackerville meeting up with Freeman and his real life muse/partner Jamie at an open invitation stop on the eternal Freeman tour. Freeman’s managed to stay almost anywhere in North America without setting foot in a hotel.
We sit on a shaky deck with plastic chairs, the Sun is finally emerging from the dismal grey of the early morning, but it’s creating a painful glare. To my left, a twelve barrel chem-buster juts awkwardly into the sky. Freeman and Jamie are proudly displaying their first issue of “Weird Stuff.” It’s a periodical summation of Freeman’s writings, exposing dark Disney, Sandy Hook and more. It’s vintage Freeman, all DIY from cover-to-cover. It’s got a cheesy pulp feel to it, somewhere between EC Comics and Robert Crumb. It’s hip, clever, really smart and a testament to Freeman and Jamie’s fortitude. They crowd sourced it and the crowd will be very happy. Get it over at Freeman.tv
A farmer from Houston, homesteading inherited land joins us and Chris, the host eventually hangs with us as well. He’s getting married this weekend and then moving to Florida to do his own brand of farming. It occurs to me that everyone here is doing things on their own, following the pulse of their vision (yes, even yours truly). This dovetails with my rap about the real Aquarian Age and how the one we’re living in is a simulacra, a shadowy substitute with rainbow pinstripes. The group mind crakes open almost instantly, we’re off and jamming on the procession of the equinoxes, to plasma anti-grav craft that bum rushed Freeman over Ogden, Utah, to Emily Parker being buried in Ogden, to Austin’s Owl Building, to Columbia (Freeman’s Favorite) to Crowley’s “Book Of The Law” and ‘The Gutenberg Bible” both at the Harry Ransome center, right down the road at UT. Freeman and i talk about personalized media networks as a manifestation of Uranus in Aries. It gets interesting, feels like we’re neural-networking the future, plotting the overthrow of cable TV. Then I remember the Moon is new and we’re fusing with it, sparking, connecting, synching through convergence. Go get a copy of Weird Stuff and support Freeman and Jamie’s three part trilogy of super strange attraction.
ve pretty much stopped watching college basketball, though I did tune into the NCAA finals and caught the end of the 2nd Half. Louisville is turning it on. Rick Pitino is stalking the sidelines like a cross between a vampire and Al Pacino with hair plugs. They look like they were done by the same guy that re-routed Joe Biden’s follicles.
The guy that catches my eye is Peyton Siva.
Siva found sports and he channeled his Scorpionic intensity onto the football field and basketball court. Keep in mind, he’s not big so he had to throw every molecule of his being into competing.
By thirteen he had taught himself how to drive and then searched the city looking for his father. He found him in a crack house, preparing to end his life. Young Siva talked him off the ledge and got his father into rehab. Doing his best to dodge gang life, he convinced his mother to open his home to friends so that they could stay over and avoid the pressures of gang life.
His Mercury at 1 degree Scorpio is conjunct his Sun at 0. But it’s his stellium of Capricorn; Moon/Saturn/Uranus/Pluto that gave him an unusual gift and burden of not just being an extremely responsible child, but even surrogate parent. Capricorn personas grow up fast, especially when the Moon is in play.
I don’t know much more about Peyton Siva, but what I do know is that if I were a on the court or looking for an abandoned family member, I’d want Siva on my side. He’s relentless, in all the best ways. I predict great things for Peyton Siva, no matter what he does with his life.
Powerful stellium including the last degrees of the New Moon in Aries, god of war. Sun, Venus, Mars, all conjunct. Red Light flashing on the horizon of the near future. When looking at the aspects of when North Korea was formally recognized on 9/9/48, Uranus was in Cancer at 0 degrees. The Sabian Symbol for 0/1 degree Cancer is; ON A SHIP THE SAILORS LOWER AN OLD FLAG AND RAISE A NEW ONE. This obviously refers to the changing of the flag/guard as North Korea separated itself from the South, a three-year-process (45-48), as Dane Rudhyar notes, it’s also a volatile energy as the degree represents the shift from Spring to Summer. So the underlying energy is transition. However, with Uranus, we’re dealing with all things Uranian, including Uranium, which includes of course nuclear weapons. Here is what Rudhyar has to say about the symbol; “KEYNOTE: A radical change of allegiance exteriorized in a symbolical act: a point of no return.
We have now reached a square (go-degree angle) to the beginning of the cyclic process. This is a moment of crisis, a sharp turning point.In the zodiacal cycle, at the summer solstice the northward motion of the sun (in “decimation”) stops; the sun rises and sets as far north of exact east and west as it can during the year-cycle. Its motion is now reversed. Slowly the sunset points move southward on the western horizon, and the length of the day decreases. In the lunation cycle (from New Moon to New Moon) this is the First Quarter phase. On the “ship” which symbolizes the ego-consciousness floating, as it were, on the sea of the vast Unconscious, the individualized will makes a basic decision. The dominant Yang force allows the Yin force to begin its six-month long rise to power. The “collective” will gradually overcomes the “individual,” and at the end the state will overpower the person. Now, however, the individual person enjoys his most glorious hour; he exults in his ability to make a “free decision”- i.e. to act as an individual who selects his life goal and his allegiance.
My biggest concern around North Korea is that it’s all theater for something else, a convenient red herring swimming in the enormous shadow of China. NK has Mercury in Libra, so, theoretically, true diplomacy could have a salient effect. Ironically, Dennis Rodman (Taurus) recently surfaced in Pyongyang doing Soju shots with Kim Jong On. NK’s True Node happens to be in Taurus. The flashpoint is the upcoming Uranus/Pluto Square at 11 degrees in May. NK has Neptune in Libra at 11 degrees, completing a cardinal T-Square. Uranus in Aries is the Fire, Pluto in Capricorn the wick, Neptune provides the gas.
As we deal with the intensity Aries’ cardinality cover the skies in crimson, practice pulling in the opposite energy; Libra. Focus on diplomacy, tact, grace and saving face. Who needs the UN when we have you’n'me?
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A funny thing happened on the way to writing this post. I got tested on my own theories/thoughts/mind jam. I had an explosive day. Site went down, dealing with human robots, jumping through hoops of napalm to get it re-launched, blood pressure rising, barium and aluminum levels spiking. Leases, deadlines, debt, ex-wife all piling up like an LA Freeway clusterfuck. And guess what? I’m not alone. I’m out there slam dancing against everyone else’s crises and unresolved dark matter. I guess that’s what happens when you live in a world where Debbie Harry can be Ann Romney and you can be a cellographic life form on another world living a simultaneous existence. In other words, God was making me live up to my own Zen commandments.
When you live in a place where your Pluto is on the Asc, crisis goes to red level threat.
But then, something else takes place after the fires are cooled and the heat subsides. A new form takes shape. But being in the vulcanizer is not a joyride in Hill Country with the windows down and Willie Nelson on the radio. We discover who we truly are when psychic compression takes hold.
I de-friended and then re-friended a dear soul and longtime supporter of the site over some buried frustrations and resentment, which by the way was the theme of the day. Did I do it in accordance with my own rules of disengagement? Likely not. But this is where we are right now. Thoughts and emotion are the light and aperture of our experiential lens. The images of our lives are the composite of both. Long tale short–I am humbled–hopefully a little wiser. Here’s how the post goes.
When Gurdjief used to welcome new initiates into “The Work” he would stage a big dinner with many courses of food, but even more importantly, copious amounts of vodka and wine. Gurdjief would then lead his new charges on a series of toasts to fools, every time either taking a drink of wine or a shot of vodka. While his newbie charges would get blindly drunk, the master himself was drinking water disguised as vodka. He would then sit back and watch the egos, demons and shadows come out to play. It was there that he knew where the weakness, pride, vulnerability and arrogance would reside in each individual. From that point forward, he would then test them over and over again based on his observations.
In the enneagram, a system that Gurdjieff himself had invented, he was an 8, a dominant character bordering on petty tyranny when things could get a little charged. This model of leadership has been the norm for most of the 20th Century, an era where sociopaths have imposed their wills upon the rest of the planet, aided and abetted by those with vast fortunes seeking to slice and dice racial groups, borders, sexes and religions.
As we look around us, that old model is collapsing as statist figureheads such as Chavez, Gadhafi and Assad have been either murdered or removed by stealth contagion. In their place the nameless govern. Who runs Libya or Egypt at present? A figurehead of the Muslim Brotherhood, they are ruling by proxy for a global governance.
Here in this country, even Barack Obama, one of the world’s most powerful figures, whether you like him or not, has a leadership model that’s markedly different than his processor, GW Bush. And while it may reek of a certain type of cognitive dissonance where on the one hand, he appears flexible, diplomatic, suave and cool, on the other he consistently undermines the projection of his own principles by signing more and more bills and EO’s that are not in the least congruent with his persona. “Leading from behind” and “reaching a global consensus” before countries are plundered are models that are in alignment with the persona of the new leadership, even if they are being used to manipulate and deceive the masses into transferring their trust.
Apparently Obama, based the birth records that we have for him is a “Projector” in Human Design. According to the late, Ra Uru Hu, founder of HD, the style and strategy of the projector is the new model of leadership for the planet. Up until the 21st Century it was the iron fist of the “Manifester” that carved out countries, corporate empires and dynasties, for better or worse.
The difference between the projector and the manifester is the aspect of will.
Manifesters proclaim and announce what they are going to do, while the seemingly meeker projector must wait for the invitation. The latter model is contradictory to what we’ve been taught about leadership, but what the projector is capable of doing, whereas the manifester is limited, is taking on energy. The projector, which theoretically has zero energy of it’s own, can channel huge amounts of it when aligned. This is why Obama’s public events have the aura of a revival or some spiritual service rather than a public address. He’s channeling huge amounts of human energy that resembles love, devotion, faith, etc. Also, it’s vitally important that projectors do not put themselves in environments that are fractious, angry or negative, because they will also take on and amplify those energies as well. Notice how Obama rarely, if ever is put into a situation where he must argue, debate or defend his policies against informed critics. It just doesn’t happen. Bush II had more Rose Garden press conferences in one year, than Obama has had in six.
Of course, this merely a strategy to limit any kind of real discourse, but on a subtle energy level, it’s also congruent with the conscious manipulation of energy and space that would protect the projector.
Half way across the world, Kim Jong Un was the poster child for April Fools, threatening the US with missiles and nukes. Jong is an old school tyrant and born on the same date as Elvis and Bowie (Jan 8th) he has a bit of showman in him; Tyranny in style, partying with another fool, Dennis Rodman, while watching The Harlem Globetrotters, the court fools of hoops. It’s yet another showdown of the individual (Jong) versus the collective as embodied through the energy of a focal point of consciousness, for better or worse in Obama.
So as we say adieu to the day of fools and move resolutely ahead in the sign of Aries, with Mercury finally joining the party on tax day . How does each sign shape up for the month ahead? How can you find your own brand of leadership, self-rule and sovereignty in a world where the notion of power is changing and the true Aquarian impulse of planet populated by people accessing their inner authority are approaching the Alpha Point. Read on as we explore self-rule, leadership and directed energy for each sign in April.
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When it comes to leadership and will, you’d like to think that you wrote the manual while shaving, but the fact of the matter is, is that even you need to re-assess your game in the changing flux of the holographic essence of autonomous liberation (aka HEAL). Now don’t despair, because even you can attain/retain a leadership role of a paradigm shift within a paradigm shift. With Jupiter highlighting alternative energies, alternative ideologies, alternative identities, you can easily find yourself trying on new strategies that are closer to the pure practice of the Tao than ever before. Ramming ahead just doesn’t get you as far as it used to. Look to your celestial other, Libra for clues. Weigh all things equally, factor in all the variables, check your ego at the door, cross your heart and allow choice to emanate through every cell of your being. Uranus is demanding a new approach to expressing your vital energy. It’s not more of the same, nor is it Aries fueled by a nitrous and meth hit off of a vaporizer that purifies and cools the rush to your head. No, it’s about re-inventing yourself as the consummate leader without ever having to make demand upon another. We’re talking deep flow here, because if you don’t get it like this, those agents of the matrix in dark hats and suits via Pluto in Capricorn will awaken from their borg-like trance and remind you that only the purest, laser-like expression of your distilled essence is what it will take to pass through an eye of a needle. You may think I’m kidding, but this might be the most important month of your life. Get real. Go clear. Show the rest of us how it’s done.
Did you know that one of the most exalted degrees for Taurus is 3 degrees of the Moon? Do you know why? Because it’s a secret code that’s a portal to Alcyone. Through the third degree of the Moon in Taurus, through the eye of the bull in Aldeberan, through to the great central sun of Alcyone in Sirius, the mystery begins to reveal itself. I’m diverging just a bit. We’re to talk about you and power. Later this month the Sun ambles into your sign and the Bull prepares us for the Uranus/Pluto Square that takes place in zero degrees Gemini. There’s some revelation in this process and sequence. For you, true power is revealed in the setting of elements in place, an ordering of the physical realm that allows you to tap into any good, or substance at your disposal. Witches, who have a deep affinity with the sign of Taurus, are quite familiar with this process. They surround themselves with their familiars, fetishes, herbs and tinctures, calling upon them when needed to bind or heal. Take a lesson from them and get your world in order. Clean, clear, organize, file, collate, etc. Master your physical reality to the best of your ability this month. There’s a supreme sense of confidence and well being, knowing that you car thoroughly grounded and connected with everything you need, at any given moment. Out of this earthy order, confidence arises and you meet the world on solid terms, day in, day out, providing strength, support and stability for others and a calm mastery for yourself. Then, from there, it’s all about stepping up, stepping up, stepping up. You go as high as your solid base allows. This is the month that urges you to find the axis-mundi of relationship to things, especially your body. Cellular gnosis and the comprehension of the one-in-all, through all, in your personal connection to your physical form is it. Know it. Own it. Love it. Be it.
GEMINI It seems like five years since Jupiter danced into your sign and yet we’re almost a 1/4 of the way through 2013. Gemini represents the bifurcation of reality, timeline switches and temporal jumps. With Jupiter in your sign, you should, theoretically been having a crash course about the new models of power for you. Maybe you learned a new skill that you’re sharing with others or at the very least, sharing your experience of it. Your power comes in spreading information and knowledge, not hoarding it. Turn it loose. Let it go. How much more do you need? Many of the keys to each sign’s power lies in their opposites. So for you Gem, you need to take a page out of the Sag playback. Once you’ve accumulated enough data, it’s time to let it go where it needs to go. This doesn’t mean that you don’t get paid or rewarded for all your hard work. Au contraries. In fact, you need to get some compensation. Turning a hobby or avocation into a paying gig is one way of doing it. But also, if you are really in the flow, you’ll use your mental acumen when and where it’s needed, because that’s just what you do. Saturn is urging you to get diagnostic. Roll up your sleeves and come down from your clinical, ivory tower this month. Rally support from your friends and if you have a project of any sort that involves social networking, turn it loose. This is your month to make connections and create waves of support. Better push the envelope while Jupiter is still in your sign. You have a couple of months left. Stay busy in all the right ways.
The sign that takes a licking but keeps on ticking. Somewhere, after Pluto has left Capricorn in the dust and moved onto a higher plane, you’ll al get your own planet where you can build houses, weave, cook, make babies, tinctures and salves. Kind of like Earth. Yes, there’s a joke in there somewhere, but the cruel reality is that the first water sign, the one that is associated with amniotic fluids and primary emotional states is getting the brunt of the tough stuff right now and with the coming square, it doesn’t get a whole lot easier. Your patience isn’t tried, it’s tired. You need a rest, A real rest and yet, like the rest of us, you’re on this wheel, a hell bent death ride, spinning at an estimated 913 MPH or for you Metric types, roughly 1,470 KPH. Sapped, depleted, strained, exhausted, overworked and frayed, how does one achieve or realize power and leadership? The essence lies in the design of your sign. You need to retreat. Retreat is an interesting word. It can be interpreted in three, separate ways. There’s the military version of retreat, which allows an army to re-trench and come up with a different game plan, Then there’s the spiritual version of retreat, which is detaching from the world and all of it’s distractions. Then there’s the re-treat or giving oneself another treat, or allowing oneself to be good and kind to itself again and to treat him or herself to anything the self truly needs. Here is where your power is for now. This is where your ability to take the lead in your own life is taking shape. I know it’s been a rough stretch for you. From Pluto in Cap, to Saturn in Libra, to Uranus in Aries, the heavyweight planets have not been easy nor very kind, but you’re so close now. Just a few more weeks till Jupiter moves into your sign and you’ll be sensing the currents of positive change, a new flow entering into your life. Keep in mind that crabs must attach themselves to rocks and cliffs as the ocean pounds them with wave after wave of surging pressure exploding into air. The tides will soon be turning and when they do your confidence and faith in life will begin to be restored. Trust me.
When discussing power, the old model versus the new, you would seem to come up as a harbinger of the past, loving and yet slightly autocratic, looking for praise and support for your ideas, pollens and projects. In April, the energies offer you a different opening of sorts. Your challenge is to understand the difference between being self-centered and centered in self. You’re on a crash course to R&D what you think is the best for you versus what’s best for the group or even society at large. It can be challenging at times to try to fit yourself in small spaces by accommodating others more often than you’d like. But I’m going to give you the green light to move ahead and do what YOU want over the course of the next three weeks. The reason being, is that you are going to encounter some stiff resistance in May when Saturn and the Sun square off against you. Challenges at home and work will crop up and demands will be, well, demanding. So you want to soak up as much juice as you can as the Sun returns in all its might and glory to the northern hemisphere. The stewardship of power, once you lock it down is reflected in your opposite sign, Aquarius, which invites you to think about and contribute to the greater good. To be in service of the construction of the cathedral of the soul as manifest in a more egalitarian world. You’ll encounter some of that in May too. But for now, follow your instincts and do what’s best and most right for you, regardless of what others think.
Power and leadership aren’t always synonymous with your sign. But in many ways, you most reflect the model of the projector in all of the western zodiacal signs. You’re an energy worker whether you consciously know and accept it or not. Virgo’s can enter a room and immediately sense the vibe, feeling and where the sources of power are emanating from. Again, this can be seen in the conscious application of it’s opposite sign, Pisces, which, when embodied by Virgo on a conscious level, provides a psychic and intuitive field of awareness. Virgo can then use this extra-sensory-perception to have yet more info of the environment at its disposal. So the key here, is to allow yourself to feel into people, places and situations and CHOOSE, which one is the best fit for you. This is slightly contrary to the Virgo’s sense of duty and purpose and yet, when honed and refined, allows the Virgo native to truly thrive in atmosphere where their contributions are deeply appreciated. This type of gratitude and recognition allows Virgo to continue to refine the process of choosing, selecting the best situations and relationships, honing and honoring its ability to discern. In April this mostly applies to your chosen avocation. Ask yourself if you are in the right place with the right people. Are you being recognized for the output of your contribution, not in an egoic sense, but in a way that values your contribution. We all know how challenging it is to find gainful employment during these times and yet, this month urges you to make changes that are aligned with your deeper purpose.
Brace yourself as the Cardinal frequencies of Uranus and Pluto approach (again). You’re being asked to make more changes to style of partnering and how you set goals for yourself and either attain them or don’t. The great gift and tragedy of Libra is that it sees so clearly that it never has to do anything but allow for the perfected image of the relationship or project or city of tomorrow to be more than just that. It must be some sort of holdover from Atlantis where people could literally think things into form. But this month is different. You’ve got to move Libra. You’ve got to take action. Not only is it part of the formula where your astro-other holds the key, but this month in particular demands it. And where might you ask? Relationships for starters. But it’s not just one-on-one relating with lovers, mates, etc. It’s about completion. It’s about the relationship to all the things unfinished in your head. You’ve got to nail them down. Get them done. Because there is an inherent power in bringing these ideas into form. You lead by showing the world that you are not just a dilettante. You have substance and more importantly, you have follow-through. The greatest sin in your life would be to not risk shattering the image of perfection in your mind’s eye and yet, that’s what is called. Liberation from the ideal into the real mirrors the process of incarnation. April gives you ample opportunity to complete that process.
You wrote the book on power. To bad you stashed it so far away in a place that no one else can get to, that sometimes even you have a hard time figuring out where it went. Well that’s not what’s on the table now. With Saturn in your sign, you’re being prompted to bear down on your physical reality in ways that you haven’t for years. This could be everything from getting into shape to taking up some sore of physical trade or profession. A Scorpio I know on FB has enrolled in massage school and is relishing the opportunity to learn about the body’s various systems, while putting her hands on the body and working it out. Here we see the astrological opposite being invoked through Taurus via the embodiment of consciousness and life force. Of all the signs, you are the one whose challenge to access it is to bring it out of the shadowy realm of the psyche into body itself. Saturn is here to remind you of that process and in retrograde, for all Scorps, it’s a reminder of when you struggled and fought with it all, the overwhelming desire, the frustration, the turning away from a world in all it’s trivial pursuits. With this entire Aries crisscrossing the sky, you’re also being moved to find a way to use your super powers to make a difference in the lives of others. At the end of the month, Saturn draws the closest to the Earth this year than at any other time, which means the spotlight is on you. You’re the very best at handling pressure, step up and let the life force simply flow through as you literally and figuratively touch peoples lives.
Now that all almost all that Pisces drip has left your home base (any flooding?) you can get back on your pony and ride sally ride (no not the astronaut). The energy returns in a big way and your creativity gets a serious spark. In April, you’re the fire starter. When it comes to power and new models of leadership, for you, in all of your completeness, we go to your opposite sign, where your ruling planet is there in abundance. Sag is the big picture, the grand statement, the overarching cosmology and Gemini is its particulars, broken down, classified and categorized. We can see this in the religious experience, which occurs when revelation (the vision) becomes scripture (the word). Here in Austin, at UT, the Gutenberg Bible rests under glass, vacuum-sealed and as close to eternal as it gets. It’s the marriage of Sag/Gem in allegorical and alchemical union, all wrapped up in one, antiquarian bundle. For you to really own your essence, you need to break it down, have the patience and discipline to get it on paper, canvas, computer screen, tablet, cave wall, whatever medium is closest to your inner flame. Because, like Libra in some regard, you can be just fine with the brilliance of a wondrous epiphany, but for you to really, really, get it, to bring it all home and walk through the world in all of your integrated splendor, you must write it down, get it out, have a record that you were here, no matter what your audience, even if you have one thinks of your work. Fellow Sag, William Blake knew this all-too-well. Blake was hardly known at all during his time on Earth. Wordsworth, a contemporary of his was the equivalent of poet laureate, while Blake toiled in obscurity, known in his heart that what he was doing was for a generation yet to come that would understand and appreciate his massive effort. Blake was engaged in the notion of eternity. Another Sag, Jim Morrison finally got this when he published his poems and then not long after that died. There’s a theme here and it’s bringing the big idea into form. Connecting the two poles allows you to walk in power. April kick starts this process in a big way. Even with Saturn whispering at your soul, informing you of shadows and ghosts, you can turn those apparitions into art. Just do it.
The violence of the Aries Sun has been squaring off against Pluto in your sign and the results have been dramatic and intense weather. As the Sun tries to break free and liberate itself from it’s own chains and ancient karma, it’s opening coronal portals like wounds, bleeding neutrinos across space and time, whipping up storms from Mercury to Pluto and beyond. You would be feeling this cosmic drama more than any other sign, since you’ve been engaged in this soul torqueing since 2009 when Pluto moved into your sign. Ego, power, violence, the drive and lust to get better, better, have more, arrive and succeed has been your motivation, even if it has not resulted in blind and naked psychopathology. Once you admit this, you can move two steps forward. As society and culture at large is being flogged and whipped by roving gangs of international bankers, as bank accounts are drained and emptied, as draconian laws have been enacted, this has all been an outgrowth of Pluto’s monasticism in your sign. Ironically, Pluton in Capricorn has unleashed a cancer upon our world. It’s called “toxic debt.” So the really big question is; What are you gonna do about it? Yes, Pluto is there for you to tap into power in really interesting ways, but for you to not morph into old school petty tyranny. Enter Cancer. The key for you to flow in pure zen-like-tao-ashe-chi-orgone perfection is to simply feel. Open your soul to the prospect that while your 401K still has a pulse, other folks out there are having a bit of a rough go of it. With all that Aries action going down in your foundation, you might want to spend a little time helping out in a homeless shelter, feeding some kids or even get this, starting a foundation of your own. Compassion is the key for you to walk in power. Stay close to it, and you’ll never stray too far from source. And, no matter how great your achievement, remain humble, because I have to tell yak, when Pluto and Uranus square off in May, you’ll get any unchecked arrogance knocked right out of you.
When I think of you this month, the image I get is seeing a person consumed by the idea that one, really great thought can change the world. This “revolutionary” concept is pretty darn close to your raison d’être. You were born to break rules and flaunt convention and this month, those principles are burning a hole in your third eye. However, Saturn is rightfully tempering you just a bit. It’s making sure that your motivation for change is as clear as it can be. Saturn is checking your intentions, especially as you try to bring your radical concepts to the public at large. I would say that your biggest test is making sure you’ve really worked out all the bugs. Thus type of R&D isn’t just a technical workout, but a spiritual one too. One of the great temptations of the Aquarian mindset is that even if a few people have to suffer or die as a result of massive change for the good of all, that those sacrifices are just part of the deal. This was the ideology espoused by the Weather Underground in the 60′s and the 70′s. If a few “innocent” Americans died in order to overthrow the oppressive regime, then so be it. Social change comes at a cost, but no cost is too great for the ultimate goal. It’s a type of strange and dissociative compassion that borders on madness. So if you want to escape the chains of this psychopathology, long and even short term, we’re talking this month in particular here, you need to have a dialog with your opposite sign; Leo. Leo rules kings and queens (which you dearly love to depose) but it also rules the heart and any revolutionary concept without including and opening the heart runs the risk of looking a lot more like a bloody coup without conscience than an idea which enables sovereign status in all and through all. This type of deep, inclusionary integration allows you to advance that one, great thought, faster and higher than you could ever imagine.
Speaking of ideas . . .they’re not really what drives Pisces. Nope. What drives Pisces is essence, aura, the liminal. But because Pisces is so deeply spiritual and permeable, they, more than any other sign are open to forms of possession, subtle and otherwise. In April, you need to get down, down, down, to the bottom of the ground as Jo Baker and Annie Sampson sang it out in Stoneground. Literally, lose your mind. Go outside and plant some flowers and veggies. Take up sandbox therapy. Finger paint. Bake. Do whatever it takes to shift your focus and attention away from phantoms, ghosts and apparitions in the guise of obsession. It can be a wonderfully liberating experience to sink your hands into terra firma. If all else fails, jump in the sack with your lover and re-connect that way. But now, the more I think about it, the more I’m prompted to tell you to combine the two and take a good roll in the mud. It might be the most primordial and liberating thing you’ve ever done. Why am I suggesting this course of action? Besides all that Mars in your basement? Because Virgo is your opposite sign and it hates to get dirty, while you don’t mind mixing it up. Water + Earth = Mud. The math is simple and so is the plan. With Ssturn in Scorpio as your wing gal, you’re encouraged to ponder these sorts of imponderables. That’s just for this month though. Long term, your walk in power, your ability to lead in your own life comes as you add details to the big picture. Painting by numbers is another Pisces/Virgo marriage of sorts adding the liquid light of paint to the pragmatic and very detailed map on a plotted out canvas. Add some numbers, facts, and figures. Flesh it all out Pisces and you’ll not only be moved by the spirit, but you’ll have the metrics to back it up. At that point, no one can assail your position and you are synergistically complete. And now, so are these scopes.
Projections and reflections of The Libra Full Moon.
Stepping outside the realm of the hyperreal, astro-matrix for just a post or two, we get back down to basics with the Libra Full Moon. It’s a time to show others how we want to be treated by treating them accordingly. This by the way is something that anyone involved with a Libra, Libra rising, or personal planets in Libra needs to file away, because Libra will almost always show, rather than tell how they want to be treated and related to. So pay close attention. If your Libra partner wants to give you lots of back and foot rubs, it’s a pretty clear indicator that they want the same in return. If they take you to a special restaurant or play a meaningful song, they are giving you insights into their esthetics. If they treat you with a certain aloofness (which Libra can do) they are essentially sending you signals that they want/need space. This is where Libra gets the rep of being passive/aggressive. They can be, for other reasons, but not for the ones just listed. They are simply holding up the mirror of relating, to balance the scales of their inner and outer states.
It’s fascinating to note that the Supreme Court is in deep discussion surrounding the rulings of Prop 8 in California as we are in the Libra Moon and the scales of justice weigh accordingly. No matter where you chime in on the debate, it cannot be denied that astrology is playing a major role in decision making process of a controversial and combustible position that the highest court in the land is weighing out and debating.
Look for Roberts again to be the deciding vote, if indeed it comes down to a vote. Roberts is a first deacan Aquarius, which means he is ruled by Uranus and is unpredictable. His double Uranus whammy was on hand for all the world to see as he awkwardly flubbed the first swearing in of Barack Obama, thus nullifying the oath, which later took place beneath the White House, supposedly with a Masonic and not a traditional bible beneath Obama’s right hand. Even though Roberts is married and is a Catholic, rumors have swirled around him for years as being gay. Ironically, in a strange twist of astro-sync, it was announced today, that the director of the Kennedy Center, Michael Kaiser is going to marry John Roberts, a commodities trader.
The Libra Moon, especially in it’s fullness allows to more fully understand how to do unto others as a way of setting a conscious standard for relating, not just for today but for the rest of the astrological year. Put into place now how you wish to be treated as a seal and you will then have the opportunity to practice this throughout the coming year.
One of the main challenges that pops up in the Libra Moon/Aries Sun opposition is where one self begins and the other ends. Libra can be overly accommodating at times and will often choose to not upturn the apple cart in order to maintain peace and stability; Go along to get along can be it’s mantra. Meanwhile, Aries is anything but accommodating and pliant. Aries knows what it wants and goes after it, regardless of the slings and arrows it might suffer from others that don’t think they’re playing nice. This is one of the key and fundamental dynamics that gets played out in relationships; The dominant versus the passive. The Libra Full Moon can remind us that both people inside a relationship will assume both roles over the course of the relationship, over time. So remember, if you’re on top, it’s always a good thing to treat your position with respect and conscious appreciation, because the great wheel is always turning.
On today’s show, I’ll be doing live, mini-readings and we’ll get into the spirit of the Libra Moon by exploring synastry and composite charts.
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In our last episode, we tracked the influence of one, Nicholas Roerich on the destiny of the USA. Roerich was a mystic said to be in possession of part the “Chintamani Stone” or what some people call, “The Holy Grail.” Another piece of this fabled stone is supposedly encased at the Kabaa in Mecca. It’s powers are said to confer upon the possessor of the stone the ability to see clearly into both the past and the future while accelerating one’s spiritual development for beyond the lackluster rate of the average person. In short, it contained magical properties that could turn the average human into a supra-human.
Nicholas Roerich used to carry it around in a little coffin-like-box, with a cloth from Tibet, shrouding the coffin itself. Roerich’s tales of meeting with supermen in Tibet, the Chintamani Stone and his elite Russian network of artists, which included the likes of Stravinsky, Balanchine and Kandinsky gave him an almost unprecedented set of credentials to access the highest corridors of power under the Roosevelt administration through Roosevelt’s vice-president, Henry Wallace. As we approach the Libra Full Moon, it’s worth noting that both Roerich and Wallace were Libra Suns, separated by one degree. So their connection was not fabricated as it was as they say, “written in the stars” but I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that Roerich amplified it’s importance to the point of manipulation.
As we step back (and thanks to Charles Frith for his input on Wallace) what we have is a clear case of a svengali-like presence casting a spell over men that were blinded by their ideals and a vision of America as “The New Atlantis,” fueled by Roerich’s tales of Shamabala and “The Coming Of The Christ.” All of the esoteric seeds had been planted cultivated by their education and training in Freemasonry (Wallace was 32nd degree Mason) and they were ripe for the arrival of Roerich, a man that was not only fluent in Masonic ritual and language, but even went beyond it. He had plenty of tricks up his sleeve. In addition to the Chintamani Stone, Roerich also had a wife who could channel and contact these superhuman entities. It’s likely that she summoned the spirits of Bacon and other ascended masters and put on quite a show for Roerich’s new charges.
His influence went for beyond the White House. In New York city, he had a major benefactor in one, Louis Horch, who, like Wallace had fallen under Roerich’s spell. Horch erected a 27 story building, a veritable skyscraper at the time and called it, “The Master Building.” Ironically, Joseph Campbell, whose birthday it is today, once lived in the building. But the building has a bit of a different and less well known piece of it’s history. It’s where they filmed the comedy, “Ghostbusters.”
We will return to this very important piece of trivia later.
If you listen to my conversation with guerilla-tweeter extraordinaire, Charles Frith on my Monday show, we get into this concept that Wallace and Roosevelt had employed Roerich to give them the symbolic power to defeat the Germans and even Roosevelt’s rival, Churchill in not just a physical war, but a metaphysical one. Thus through Roerich we have the deeply symbolic dollar encoded with owls, skulls, pentagrams and even six-six-six. Not only was the dollar given an esoteric makeover, but the Pentagon aka Pentagram was erected with the sole purpose of summoning the energies of the five-pointed-star in the service of defense and war.
Symbolically empowered, the USA could then be on it’s way to becoming the “New Atlantis” that the followers of Bacon had dreamed of and claim it’s spiritual destiny amongst all countries of the world. There was only one problem. It’s likely that Roerich was not only a gifted con artist with some esoteric chops, but that he was also a double agent and a spy.
Roerich was around for the Bolshevik revolution and being involved with artists like Maxim Gorky, Kandinsky and others, he was tabbed to be a member of the new socialist government. This is important to note as Roerich, in his youth, resembles another, well known revolutionary of the time.
While it’s not clear that Roerich ever shed his ties to the Bolsheviks, we do know that he told Wallace not to fear Joseph Stalin and that Stalin could become not just a political ally, but a spiritual one as well. This along with some other treachery would be Wallace’s undoing.
After FDR left office, the presidency was for all intents and purposes, Wallace’s to lose. Under the leadership of FDR, the USA had come through the war as a winner (according to the history books) and was building roads, dams and bridges faster than any nation in history. Wallace was FDR’s right hand man through the enactment of the “New Deal” or the “Novo Odorum Seclorum” which is the New Order Of The Ages. FDR’s “New Deal” was the metaphysical vision made manifest. Keep in mind that he was an Aquarian and was predisposed to act through the design of his sign. I’ve tracked Aquarius through a number of previous posts, both through aspect and sign and shown how prominent it is as force majeure for social change. No doubt, FDR was aware of this and saw his destiny as not just a president but a spiritual master implementing part of the great plan.
But, as we’ve already mentioned, I believe that Roerich was a spy, sent to infiltrate Washington and under the aegis of mystical destiny, instead of supplying Wallace with the symbols that would stand up and empower them against the Nazi’s dual thunderbolts (Sowelu from the Runic script) and the Swaistika, that these symbols would actually become a curse upon the people of the USA and that the script aka “money” would become a script of fall, not ascension. In essence, there is a strong case to be made that Roerich was working with the other side. The other side in this case was the Bolsheviks and their financial backers, The Rothschilds.
The reason I think that this is the case is that when Henry Wallace had a very good chance at the presidency and could threaten Truman. However letters between he and Roerich called, “The Guru Letters” somehow wound up in the hands of the Hearst newspapers and Westbrook Pegler along with H.L. Mencken. Pegler and Mencken eviscerated Wallace in public, not only printing and commenting on the letters in a cynical light, but also grilling Wallace in public, for which Wallace had no defense. It was a pure takedown job. So the question is; How did they come into possession of those letters?
Presumably, Wallace didn’t keep copies on hand. I’m going out on a very strong limb to suggest that it was Roerich himself who provided Hearst with the letters or at least access to them. I believe that the man that Wallace had not only trusted, but gave his life and the destiny of this country over to for spiritual direction had betrayed him for the sole intent of taking him down and thus paving the way for the candidate that the Rothschild consortium wanted; Harry Truman.
Truman had managed to insert himself in FDR’s final term, as the marginalization of Wallace was underway. The Truman/Roosevelt ticket was called, “The Second Missouri Compromise” and Truman was thought to be able to give FDR the conservative ballast he needed to defeat New York governor, Thomas Dewey. FDR placated Wallace by retaining him as Secretary of Commerce.
Wallace and Truman were running against one another for the democratic nomination and that’s when the guru letters appeared. Also, when Wallace was going to address the democratic national convention, the lights went mysteriously out and he never got to make his speech. Within 24 hours there had been a coup within the party and Truman had absconded with the nomination,
It’s under Truman that the Hell Bomb is developed via “The Manhattan Project” from Bernard Baruch’s penthouse in New York. It’s under Truman that Louis Brandeis is selected for the Supreme Court and it’s under Truman that the state of Israel quickly becomes recognized by the USA. This from Wikipedia;
“Truman had long taken an interest in the history of the Middle East, and had read many books on ancient history and the events related in the Bible. He was sympathetic to those who sought a Jewish homeland in Mandatory Palestine. As a senator, he had assured Jewish leaders of his support for Zionism, and at a 1943 rally in Chicago had called for a homeland for those Jews who survived the Nazi regime. A Jewish homeland in Palestine was widely popular in the United States, and Jewish support could be key in the upcoming presidential election. However, State Department officials were reluctant to offend the Arabs, who were opposed to the establishment of a Jewish state in their midst. Secretary of Defense James Forrestal warned Truman of the importance of Saudi Arabian oil in another war; Truman replied that he would decide his policy on the basis of justice, not oil. Furthermore, when diplomats were called home from the Middle East to advise Truman and promoted the Arab point of view, Truman told them he had few Arabs among his constituents.“
It’s clear that Truman was not only a made man, but he was also a war monger, getting the USA into the Korean conflict as quickly as possible, even circumventing congress to do so. It’s also no mistake that Harry Truman was the 33rd president of the United States.
So what became of Roerich and Wallace?
Roerich had moved his operation to Asia, where ostensibly he was doing research for the US on certain strains of rice, but more likely, he was trying to organize some sort of Pan-Asian Buddhist front as another type of political insurrection posing as spiritual mission. Once Roerich was detained by Chinese officials, Wallace and others in the US government distanced themselves from him.
Wallace would return to his first, true love agriculture and explore South America and it’s vast selection of native plants and crops. He would die from ALS and unfortunately under the shadow of a political pariah of sorts. Wallace, trying to balance out his Libran Sun would take a sharp turn to the right politically and back the likes of Eisenhower and Nixon. Kennedy, an admirer of Wallace invited him to his inauguration, even though he had supported Nixon.
But what about that building? The Master Building and Ghostbusters?
Sandra Synar, who listens to the show and reads the blog pointed out that they filmed Ghostbusters in “The Master Building” and that theme of Ghostbusters eerily mirrors the core concept of “The Rite Of Spring” which is essentially the possession of a maiden, who is driven by the spirit who possesses her to dance to her death and as a result both her life force and the spirit within her are released into the tribe and more importantly, the “wise elders” who sit at the inner circle and are the recipients of the release of both types of life force.
In Ghostbusters, that woman is played by Sigourney Weaver. In the film Weaver’s character is named, “Dana Barrett.” Dana is another version of Danu, a Celtic fertility goddess and is connected to the Danube River, which is where the Celts were said to have originated from. Barrett means “warlike” and “deceitful” so her character’s namesake in the film is essentially a warlike and deceitful fertility goddess who becomes a demonic portal, all of which is shot in the Roerich Building, dedicated to the man who helped craft The Rite Of Spring.
So here’s where it gets fairly interesting. Henry Wallace was born on 10/7. Nicholas Roerich was born on 10/9. Sigourney Weaver was born on 10/8. So what we have is a synchronistic sequence of 7-8-9.
Ghostbusters opened on June 8th, 1984. At the dawn of the day on June, the Moon was in Libra at 10 degrees. There was a stellium in Gemini (Sun/Merc/Venus/TN/Chiron). All five were co-habitatiting in the 12th House. By the time the first matinee would take place, around Noon, the Moon had progressed to 14 Libra, while the same Gemini Stellium had ascended to the 9th and 10th Houses, with the MC splitting the TN and Chiron right down the middle. Here we see Gemini in not just a position of power but prominence, and an invocation of the energy of duality. Gemini is the alchemical symbol that was embodied in the Twin Towers. It is Hermes, messenger of the gods. As a lover of Aphrodite, the two gave birth to the physical resolution of duality in the form of “Hermaphrodite” a being which contains both sexes. This can also be viewed as a manifestation of Baphomet, which is embodied most frequently by Capricorn. Notice that Neptune is in Capricorn at the 0 degree, which, is essentially the mystic (Neptune) birth of Capricorn (zero degree or the egg). Neptune is in the womb of the 4th House at 12 Noon or the time of the first matinee.
What’s fascinating is that even though evil is vanquished and Dana/Danu’s otherworldly yoni has been closed for the time being, Ghostbusters resurfaces again, five-years later as “Ghostbusters II.” Notice the Roman numeral version of two, which resembles the symbol of Gemini. When did it open? June 16th, Gemini again. This time, instead of Dana Barrett being the one possessed, it’s her son, Oscar that is the object of otherworldly design. The force of evil in Ghostbusters II comes from pink slime, which feeds off the negative emotions of New Yorkers. At the climax of the film, the pink slime rises up from the subway and essentially becomes a river headed to the Manhattan Museum Of Modern Art, where the only person that can save baby Oscar and the city itself is Dana/Danu. You really can’t make this shit up. Oscar, is played not by one child, but two . . .Twins!!! William T. Deutschendorf and Henry J. Deutschendorf II. Here’s an interesting photo of the twins in a much more recent pose.
Sigourney Weaver stands out as a vessel of the Cinematrix. Weaver is a blue blood through and through. She attended Sarah Lawrence, Stanford and Yale. She blasted her way onto the screen as Ripley (believe it or not, it’s a woman that saves the world and not a man) in “Alien.” She would later reprise her role as Ripley in Alien 3, where she actually gives birth to a hybrid alien baby. Sensing a theme here? She would later appear in Avatar, where she portrays another character who is involved in a type of possession, as she “possesses” the body of a Na’vi. Also on Weaver’s resume are two, highly poetically charged films, including “The Year Of Living Dangerously” where she played opposite Mel Gibson as the two are star crossed lovers during the fall of the Sukarno regime in Indonesia.
She also starred in a film that is conspicuously downplayed. The movie is called, “Half Moon Street.” In it Weaver plays a political advisor by day and a hooker by night, thus emulating not just duality but also approaching the areas of mind control and spying. While Caine and Weaver mostly fizzle than sizzle as screen lovers, there’s a fair amount of info as it relates to the inner workings of circles of power inside of established governments. At the beginning of the film, while at a dinner, Weaver’s character is asked if she knows how many people are in the world. She replies with the standard census figure and the man of mystery corrects her, telling her there’s only 300 people in the world. This is a fairly obvious reference to John Coleman’s “Committee Of 300.” There’s other tidbits of juicy insider info revealed in the film but it gets mostly lost amidst a laboring love story between two people against a background of political intrigue and danger for knowing too much.
Bringing it all back home to where we started, with Nicholas Roerich, The Rite Of Spring, Henry Wallace, Truman and Ghostbusters as the Libra Moon approaches, Ghostbusters 3 is apparently in production with the idea that a new Ghostbusters team will be introduced. But I’ll give you one more little nugget to chew on. As I looked at a young version of Nicholas Roerich I was struck by how much he looked like another historical figure form not only his time, but his place.
Ghostbusters opening day. Notice Black Moon Lilith is in the sign of Pisces in the 7th House. This corresponds to dark Dana/Danu, goddess of rivers and lakes.
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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.