So many of us have known our culture and its economy are unnatural - out of sync with nature - but not sure what to do about it. The speed of this lockdown (how very Saturn-Pluto) has been a shock even for me, someone who has been homesteading for over a decade, expecting something like this to happen. Seeing the metastasizing materialism growing up, I always had a sense that this can't last forever....
I feel those familiar survival fears which are NATURAL in a society you sense is careering toward a dead end. So is anger - I'm angry that so many will suffer from a great fall while others profit. The crisis comes with control and an agenda but that doesn't mean those hellbent on wiping out the productive center of our society will prevail.
Each of us has the natural right to live and thrive as much as anyone. We don't have to treat each other as pariahs (as I saw mentioned as a recommendation)...but double down on kindness. A friend pointed out that social distancing seems to trend with Saturn in Aquarius (starting tomorrow March 21). It's a curious phrase for a curious time. I see a lot of equating virtual reality with real reality (of course, because of the circumstances) - this suits the technocracy but comes with the danger of becoming more disembodied and apart from nature.
Will there be a shift of gravity back to the locale, the region, the nation? The paradox could be that this reinvigorates the real relationships we have right around us - with each other and each creature that shares our day.
The instinct is to breathe shallow now, especially in closed spaces or if you are wearing a mask. I found this short vid from Wim Hof, the Dutch "Ice Man" who takes dips in freezing water. It's a quick way to "get high on your own supply" and boost your immunity.
What a fragmented and chaotic time! What good could come out of it?
To ponder the as above, so below, we see the muscle of Saturn and Pluto with the hints of the consolidating 'new world order' (out of chaos). I also factor in the hysteria of Neptune and the entrainment of many in our traumatized society. I'm not saying there's no real contagious virus, but the mind virus piggybacking on it appears to be the far more deadly one.
I'm feeling strangely calm and peaceful but feel the real challenges lie ahead. You don't have to be a "psychic" to know that the chain reaction has been set in motion for a reset of the entire society in terms of how people make their living, their livelihoods. I'll plant seeds for the spring garden and put away a few cans of this and that - what are your plans?
The Corona Mind Virus
I also feel the need to not be lackadaisical about my spiritual wellness. Are you feeling this, too?
One of my main ways to do that is to limit emf exposure - 5G and wifi in general weakens the immune system and also disrupts the pineal gland, your center for higher guidance. That makes all of us susceptible to the hive mind phenomenon that is so strong right now.
Corona, of course, means crown, and when that chakra has interference, you can become depressed and feel cut off from your own higher nature. I know I'm closer to it when I have a lot of synchronicity happening, and am able to remember dreams.
In the midst of this pandemic pandemonium, there is the chance to return to what matters. The Sun's corona or crown are those spiky rays that you see sometimes especially at sunrise or sunset. Two constellations have this name also - Corona Borealis (crown of the north) and Corona Australis (crown of the south).
This culture offers no visions of a bright future - I am fed up with the dystopian films and books fed to young people especially. The moment now can be one of envisioning a future rooted in the natural abundance of Mother Nature and kissed by the Sun.
The Sun is healing and is bigger than any lab-made virus - it is eternal and reliable from season to season. Let's celebrate the Sun today on Spring Equinox.
I wonder if Uranus into Taurus will wake more people up to the frying effects of the tech that's scrambling our natural energy bodies. The big phrase with Uranus in Aries has been to trigger someone or be triggered.
How Aries is that, too? To be set off, activated, and that be a near-constant state, with the continual feed of triggering content some of us are exposed to all day.
Uranus goes into Taurus on May 15th for a while, then back into Aries later this year.
I'll make a prediction that we'll see more innovations that neutralize radio frequency, or gizmos or gadgets to help you ground yourself or your technology. We'll see rebels who recover their health by taking a more minimalist approach with tech.
I've made some changes, because I've become electro-sensitive, and was already sensitive to energies, sound and frequencies. Some things I've done are to go wired with ethernet cables, use the cell phone minimally and put it on speaker and use a corded phone.
I also go barefoot a lot. But the main thing is to break the addiction to the buzz, and it's a physical thing as well as a psychological thing of feeling like you're part of something (the net).
I've had warning signs that I could get ill from working so much on the computer, like headaches, vertigo, fatigue. I've been experimenting with ways to be an EMF minimalist, like the guy in the video below, while still being productive with my laptop and the 'net. Check out his videos if you'd like to hear more about breaking the addiction, and finding some balance again.
Cancer season is traditionally a time for reunions, spinning yarns, and nesting. It's a good time to grow stronger in your own blood and soil -- the power of your ancestry, and if you're lucky, a sense of place where you were raised. This is an antidote to the throwaway culture that bops from one drama to the next.
Dig deep! I plan to get back to my story, one that I've been working on since mid-April, but that is in danger of dying from neglect. This is a month for nurturing those creative babies, and real ones. I've got lots of babies in my aviary -- 3 mockingbirds, a grackle and a mourning dove.
And just in time, I have a family vacation to St. Augustine planned to meet up with family. It's the oldest city in America and has had five flags (five nations), almost as many as Texas, which has had six flags.
This makes me think of that word nation, and its etymology, from nasci, to 'be born."
c. 1300, from Old French nacion "birth, rank; descendants, relatives; country, homeland" (12c.) and directly from Latin nationem (nominative natio) "birth, origin; breed, stock, kind, species; race of people, tribe," literally "that which has been born," from natus, past participle of nasci "be born" (Old Latin gnasci), from PIE root *gene- "give birth, beget," with derivatives referring to procreation and familial and tribal groups.
We're heading toward America's birthday, July 4th, which is also my birthday (!), and I reflect on this question, "what is a nation?" What kinds of societies come from globalism, and what kind come from preserving those unique regional cultures or nations?
Astro-wise, Mars in Cancer (June 4th to July 20th), and this means the motivation is toward the very personal, and what naturally flows out of your emotional and ancestral history.
The Sun goes into the sign of the Crab on the 20th, then Mercury on the 21st.
One way to look at Jupiter and 7th House is how you know yourself by way of responses you get -- out there. And what a strange time we live in with avatars and timelines, where the self-image is almost an abstract thing -- out there on the 'net.
It's a time when you might make a comment, like my husband did the other day on my uncle's Facebook timeline, and not get a response back. He shrugged it off, but we both take note of that kind of thing, and how odd it it, such a divergent etiquette than the way things used to be pre-social media.
The usual give and take has somehow given way to new rules, I guess because social media has become a kind of soap box or personal pr machine, where responses are optional. There's also a 'look at me' theme, with so many wanting to be seen, heard, 'liked,' but all at the same time.
Having that door open to a response takes energy, and that's one reason I don't like the format of Facebook with dangling remarks that are never answered, or sharp exchanges with cousins that are not resolved in person.
Now this is a wild sync, because as I check my own writing on Jupiter in Libra (for ThoughtCo, formerly About.com), I see I wrote about 'The Facebook.'
Does this all lead to a sense of being fractured energetically, and having lots of loose ends? Symbolically with Jupiter this year, it's one of growing through the give and take, especially with one other. But it can also be your self-image, and learning from the responses you get.
Jupiter Libra can bring out that question, who are your real friends? One of my friends is about to turn 50 (and so am I!) and her daughter is asking for memories for her birthday celebration. It's really got me thinking about her and me, and our close friendship since we were at least 10, but I think before that.
And recently I was really wondering, what does she think of who I've become, and things that happened over the years? It's those people that really, really know you, that have always known you, that are the most profound mirrors of who you are, and who you've become. I think it would take time, and maybe some glasses of wine (he he) to get to the heart of that question, as our paths diverged in many ways.
There are those whose opinions of us matters more than others. That's part of the Libra dance, too, isn't it? Everyone reads us from their own perception, and that's part of what we can weigh, to take what's of value in their responses, and leave the rest!
I've never really liked strawberries unless they're buried in a dessert like the one shown here. I like though that June 9th's big one is the Strawberry Moon, as I'm a fan of eating in season. It was named by the Alqonquin, and adopted by European settlers in America.. Read more about the Strawberry Moon in the Farmer's Almanac.
So it's at 18 degrees Sagittarius, and that means the Sun is opposite in Gemini. Here are some themes to ponder:
It's my sense that the biggest threat to me and all of us is social engineering, like the staged hoaxes and orchestrated campaigns to shape mass behavior and perception. This seems to be sending many over the edge. It's a threat to our health, sanity and even physical survival.
What's helped me is gaining knowledge about social engineering, and doing what I can to shield myself from it. More and more truth is thought to be 'relative' and fluid, and social engineers work 24-7 to massage perception, bending it for certain ends.
In logic, there's the truism that there are no contradictions in nature. And what we see in the synthetic reality being imposed is constant and relentless contradictions.
I find it takes discipline to use critical thinking skills, common sense and to avoid being drawn into the latest faux drama designed to keep whole populations in a state of trauma. There's that saying that the truth sets you free, and I've found that's true in my life.
There are many traps of heart, mind and spirit, and the Strawberry Moon is one for firming up resolve to not be distracted by the manufactured chaos. It's a pretty good one for making a collage or take a committed step toward an aspiration (with Saturn close by).
Gemini and Sagittarius are also to do with being part of the sharing of what you know. And that makes it one for being a presence, finding the humor in a situation, taking bits and pieces and forming a new collage or phrasing or framing.
Some might think of travel under this Moon, or see a spike in curiosity, that can open up a new pathway. I note that Jupiter (Sag's ruling planet) is still retrograde in Libra, so keep that in mind if you're in a swirling eddy of inertia, or finding it hard to get a response from others. Jupiter turns direct though with the Full Moon (June 9th), so let's see if things shift, especially in Libra matters (relationships, fair play / legal case, biz partnerships, beautification plans, etc).
Feel free to leave a comment, say hi or give your thoughts on the Strawberry Moon.
References for Victory over Social Engineering:
Gnostic Media.com - Jan Irvin covers it all, and has great info on the Trivium, the restoration of critical thinking.
This may be jumping into the deep end for newbies, but check out Mass Hypnosis and Trigger Words.
I hope you all are hanging in there, in these upside down times. I've been busy with the bird season (wildlife rehabilitation) and setting up our roadside produce stand. See more pictures from the garden below.
To be honest, we haven't had a ton of visitors yet, but those that have stopped by are those that appreciate how hard it is to grow organic food, and are able to take the time for a face-to-face encounter in our automated world. And just like with readings, I know I attract quality over quantity and that's the way I like it.
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I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the truth of imagination – what the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth – whether it existed before or not. John Keats
Pisces Eclipse with Neptune
Is it still possible to experience the truth of the imagination? Artists and writers like Keats reached those states, but in today's cacophony, it requires a strong will.
I recently heard it phrased as a 'superpower' to be able to focus on one thing in our distracted world, with fragments, news feeds, time lines, etc.
And I see the fullness of the imagination like that, too. Or even just to meander, ponder, wonder, amble, daydream, beyond the virtual matrix. It's a choice, and there's a kind of surrender to it, but it also takes discipline.
With this eclipse, Pisces' ruler Neptune is there close, so a tip is to watch your influences. Neptune relates to intoxicated states, or being 'under the influence.' What's entrancing you? What dreams are being presented or even sold? Are these your true dreams, self-sourced? Or are they shaped from the dreams of others?
The dream and waking up are themes these days, as people claim to be 'woke' and the great awakening is a thing. There are dreams of mass culture that have been generations in the making, but to the woke, they are seen for what they are -- enslavement.
In readings recently, entrancement has come up, and in particular, the "parasite" of social media. How much of our imagination is absorbed being a voyeur into others' lives or wearing a mask (an avatar)? Are you living the live version of yourself, or the pre-recorded show?
I also think it's clear that along with dreams, what's being sold are nightmares. There's an initiation happening on a mass scale, and while this New Moon is about surrender, yes, it's also about resistance. Resistance to dystopian visions of the future, the glamour of the dark occult (Satanic or death culture).
The antidote to this is rejecting sadistic and degenerate media, and celebrate life, not death. This is a good New Moon to surrender to renewal, and finer, higher vibes. When you're taking in low vibe content, you're more susceptible to the programming.
Astrology is one tool for looking at your life apart from the hive, from the enveloping atmosphere of artificial culture.
Visions of the Future
This is one of those New Moons for just wondering, and for dreaming, praying, being with spirit in nature.
It's worth noting that Pisces' traditional ruler is Jupiter (the dream tracker). And on top of that, Jupiter (Libra) and Saturn in Sagittarius (Jupiter's sign), are at a friendly angle.
That hints that things can go either way. That if you guard your personal atmosphere, you might just have breakthrough images that really lift your spirit.
I recently saw a documentary on the heart that had me in tears toward the end, and reminded me of something big. It's called Heart vs Mind - What Makes us Human?
A really handsome reporter seeks to answer the question about which is more important, the mind or the "little brain," the heart. In his intro, he proposes that instead of becoming a soulless culture, we've become a heartless culture.
He looks at the Ani papyrus (above) at the British Museum, with the Egyptian theology of weighing the heart against a feather, representing Ma'at or the goddess of truth. I've always found this compelling, and it got me wondering about the price we pay for living a lie. Even when we're only unconsciously succumbing to programming that's part of the culture of deceit.
This Leo eclipse is one to break through entrancement or thought matrices that are not aligned with the heart. A big one at the moment is the divide and conquer political reality show that's wasting a lot of peoples' vital energies. I see the constant newsfeed of division,
including race baiting, as a tactic to keep people from looking at the continuity of a more long term plan unfolding.
As American Indian Movement leader Dennis Banks said in an interview I did with him back when Obama got in, same train tracks and destination, different conductor. He talked back in 2010 about how young people "went to sleep, very complacent...Internet savvy, Twitter savvy, Facebook savvy and that's where their social interaction is, and in the meantime, the reality is going on in this country and nobody is saying anything about the war."
This is also good commentary in my opinion - Trump's New World Order.
It's a trap that's been created, for this phase of a long range plan. On the upside, the unveiling continues, with more awakening to what's fake, and that can lead to a more freer, more authentic way of living. One of my favorite resources for developing the critical thinking skills to know what's true and what's false is Jan Irvin's Gnostic Media.
It's been an important part of my own journey to realize that as Irvin says often "mysticism is the tool of tyrants," and even what we know as the New Age has shadow players and goals in it. There was a time when I was very steeped in magical thinking, and that, like virtual reality-based living, is one way to lose touch with physical reality.
If there's a role for me to play as an advisor now, it's likely to be to help others build confidence in their knowledge and to help suss out their own truthful path in the real, nature-based dimension.
Leo Blast of Sunshine
This Leo eclipse (23 degrees) is symbolically a blast of sunlight, to give a charge to what's true. Fire, fevers, the Sun -- these all burn off the foggy confusion.
The Sun and Moon sync with sparky Uranus Aries for outbursts that are perhaps long overdue. The luminaries are also at a fine angle to Saturn in truth telling Sagittarius.
Chaos is a trigger word being used by the psy-op media. But if chaos is the atmosphere we find ourselves in, let's create our own natural order, based on the heart, and its knowing.
Breaking the Spell
The Leo Eclipse is a blast of the Sun and living color. It can break the trance of the seductive and enveloping virtual, largely synthetic culture, that's grabbing so much of our attention. In an article called Trapped in the Net, David Thrussel writes on the Obesity of the Mind:
"In the clamour to advertise in every mental space (and monetise every social interaction), we are fast losing the room to think, be creative, be playful – to ponder."
That's exactly what the Leo eclipse breaks open -- the room to be creative, playful and to ponder. To scramble a habit that has you jumping online or staying hooked in to the virtual distractions all day.
I can't say I don't struggle with this myself, because I live in a rural place, and the 'net is my bridge to the wider world. Sometimes I really do feel addicted. The net has changed my life and allows me to work from home and connect with folks from around the world. How amazing is that?
And yet, I know instinctively that something profound has been lost since I was young and it has to do with the de-animation of real life. My husband and I watched this video last night by a young guy called The Lie We Live about this very thing.
A message of the video (which has images of factory farming, so caution is advised) is that we each have a choice and we can choose to break the entrancement. The only thing I take issue is the familiar blaming of humanity for doing this to ourselves. Yes, there is choice, and yet, there are massively empowered forces at work driving humanity toward these calamities for their own "order out of chaos" ends.
The Real and the Unreal
I'm definitely at a crossroads with this very theme, as I spend less time online and more time preparing for the produce stand we're planning on the farmlet. I'm also going into my third season of bird rehabbing and have an expanded aviary for doves.
I also plan to shift away from astrology, and it abstractness, in sessions. I'm not sure yet how that will take shape. In all honesty, I've never seen myself as an astrologer, and it's time that it take its rightful place as a thoughtful add-on, or astrology lite. Yes, I know astrology to a certain level, but I see it as a energetic matrix to be considered loosely, not as the end all be all. See that image below? That's me and astrology with Saturn crossing my Midheaven, ending a phase.
And yet, I have a strong sense of wanting to serve, to be a guide and use my experience and knowledge in this way. It's cathartic to be truthful -- that I'm an astro lightweight, and a heavyweight when it comes to a passion for truth, and living it.
I think my gifts are to do with awakening the inner knowing, and helping others live their truth, particularly with life calling. I'll be looking at a simple way to change what I'm offering by Spring Equinox.
So 'til next time, thank you for your very valuable attention, and I welcome comments or questions below.
A DIY quick tip, is to have a ponder on Saturn as the trunk, and Jupiter is the encouragement to climb.
There are two ways you can look at this:
In 2017, Saturn and Jupiter both change Zodiac signs.
I see Saturn in Sagittarius as really inspiring everyone to discern between what's fake and what's real, i.e. "fake news." This is a tough one in a media environment that's all-over-the-place and much of it steeped in disinformation. I predicted the rise of independent media, and with trust in Mainstream media at a historic low (30%), there's a hunger for trustworthy info framed in a way that's coherent.
Saturn in Sagittarius exercises the intuitive capacity "to know" truth from falseness, and begin to trust that sense. And to catch the excitement -- and sense of stability -- that comes with adapting to expanding awareness.
I wonder if Jupiter in Libra is upping that sense that "beauty will save the world*." I look forward to Jupiter into Scorpio in October, and it comes in the days before Samhain, for some mysterious journeys and revelations.
You can look at how transiting Saturn aspects your planets, and which House, for the trunk. And in what way Jupiter is encouraging you to climb.
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I saw this old oak recently in Jacksonville, FL, where there's a park built around it, down by the St. John's River. The branches have on them resurrection ferns, an amazing plant with superpowers. They can survive extreme drought and there's a cool time-lapse of them coming back to life on that link.