I came across a sign, literally a sign today. It was staring me right in the face; “Judgment Day; May 21st, 2011.” Apparently the cat is out of the bag and the “Good News” is plastered across billboards around the country. Now unlike some others that summarily view Christianity with disdain, I am no such blasphemer. Well, let me put it another way; I am a selective blasphemer. I will not nor ever underestimate the power of a good saint sighting or the visceral tug of people displaying stigmata. These things cannot be explained away by science, except that maybe saints could be holograms, but I will give the divine the benefit of the doubt in this category.
So I reserve the right to embrace the miraculous and a power greater than I can comprehend. However, I have to admit that I have a special scorn for the managers of the rapturists. Rapturists, or dispensationalist Christians have turned a blind eye to suffering on the planet. They’ve had their faiths and their souls plundered by the likes of John Hagee, Tim LaHaye and others who have spread the gospel of fear and “being left behind” for the sum of millions and millions of dollars. They helped elect Bush and stood by him in reverence as two wars raged in the middle east. I have little patience for this version of the Christian faith. And it seems like the 5/21/11 date is being promoted by the rapturists. Now I will say this. With the number of animal deaths taking place, the poisoning of the waters by BP/Nalco and the rumblings of revolt in North Africa and the middle east, the signs are prevalent. Some even say that the seals are being opened.
So, if 5/21/11 is indeed the date that hearkens the arrival of Judgment Day, being a dyed-in-camel’s wool, desert heretic, I decided to take a gander at the planets for that particular day. Let us gaze into the future together. . .
We are on the cusp of Taurus, 29 degrees. The anaretic degree of Taurus. I already posted at great length regarding this anaretic degree as it relates to Tony Hayward, former head of BP, now being winded and dined by Abu Dhabi to set up a new oil company there. The cusp is the end of one sign or epoch and the beginning of the next, only there is a pause, a space, an interim where reality can fall through the cracks and what was once and what will be can co-mingle in the space between.
On that day of days, the Moon will be in Capricorn and of course, it will touch Pluto in Capricorn, somewhere along the way. The conjunction of the Moon and Pluto is powerful and more than slightly obsessive. It promises the complete and utter transformation of the emotional state, but there is a ruthlessness in the Moon/Pluto/Cap conjunction. It’s win at all costs and be damned to the weak and the unwilling to engage in the struggle to fight for their right to feel. While The Sun is about to exit Taurus, Mercury, Venus and Mars will all be stationed there at 7/6/7 degrees respectively. We’re talking tight trine, fixed trinity full of bull. Stubborn. No turning back. However, there are some interesting symbols interwoven at Taurus, 7/6/7.
THE WOMAN OF SAMARIA AT THE ANCESTRAL WELL: The meeting of the traditional past and of the creative spirit point toward the future
The Sabian symbol of 7 Taurus, refers to Jesus’ encounter with a Samaritan woman, whose tribe was despised by other tribes of Israel. In essence, she was an outcast amongst outcasts and it is to this woman, that Jesus reveals himself as the messiah. She was outside of any codification and judgment as a result of being cast out. In essence, she was an empty vessel and ready receive a vision of the future, one that has at it’s core, universal love, over tribal law and a path of redemption open to all men and women whose hearts yearn to be free of dogma, liberated from arcane rituals in the name of a vengeful God. Rudhyar masterfully interprets this symbol in the following way; “The creative future descends first to that which becomes chaos. An old order is never open to a new Revelation until it has accepted disorder in the name of that Power, which subsumes all forms of order, ie, LOVE.” So in essence, if we were going to have Judgment Day on the 21st, then the appearance of 7 Taurus in Mercury and Mars bodes for an interesting day at the very least. Note that it is just one degree off of the 7/7/7 octave. However, the irony is not lost on me that that the missing number is “One.” But even 6 Taurus yields some tasty morsels of potential prophecy.
CANTILEVER BRIDGE ACROSS A DEEP GORGE; The conquest of separateness through group cooperation
This symbol refers to an act of commitment, of moving forward, across a great divide, stepping together over the void of separation, by some form of conscious, collective act that transforms the individuals relationship to his aloneness. It’s a powerful symbol, but one that requires movement and sacrifice of some sort, because, in essence, it cannot be done alone. I’m beginning to like the sound of Judgment Day based on these two symbols.
What’s also interesting about this day is how animals dominate the sky and not just any animals; Bulls, Goats and Rams (Jupiter and Uranus in Aries), all sacrificial beasts of the aforementioned Old Testament. Perhaps the scales of judgment (Saturn in Libra) can offer us some respite from the stampede of bellowing archetypes galloping across the fields of our minds, conjuring up ancient rituals of bloody sacrifices done in the service of lesser gods. Maybe it’s time to free those beasts of burden once and for all. Maybe it’s time for me to consider becoming a vegetarian? Maybe it’s time for you to get to know a saint or two between now and May 21st and if it is indeed Judgment Day, then remember that in the tumult and the chaos, miracles appear, angels descend, heroes emerge and in the darkest of hours, creation has a chance to slip in between the cracks, where God can consciously become manifest and the world born anew. Don’t miss it.