The 4th of July is My Birthday
Old Glory and I are on intimate terms, as the stars and stripes were often on my party plates, napkins and hats. The fireworks are all for you, little girl, my dear old Dad would say.
I also grew up with Southern history, not necessarily the symbol (the Confederate battle flag), but in the stories told, and in old timers attitudes about Yankees (the main target of ire, if truth be told).
The flags are meaningful, because they represent something -- regional or national identity, and history. That's why it's rather shocking after 150 years to see the sudden "take down" -- and demonizing -- of the Confederate battle flag.
Sandor was reminding me that the same thing happened to his country when the communists took power in Hungary -- all the monuments and flags from before were taken down.
Are there other ways to look at this?
Astrologically, Robert Phoenix pointed out the uncanny Sabian Symbol for that flag switcheroo, as Mars went into Cancer, the sign of fiercely fighting for home and hearth. He wrote here, "At 0 degrees, the Sabian Symbol for it is “On A Ship The Sailors Lower An Old Flag And Raise A New One.” This is fairly apropos, given that the Confederate Flag was taken down by the South Carolinian government."
Is this another sorbet-colored simpleton's delight, an Orwellian flip, where the "Rebel" flag is the baddie and the establishment's Rainbow is the goodie? Are Southerners the baddies and the LGBT's the goodies?
The South was rebelling against the North (and Yankees), not slavery. Most of the Southern soldiers and even officers didn't own slaves, and the planter class often didn't fight (sent in substitutes). What were they rebelling against? The establishment's overreach.
Red Ice Radio got into this theme of lowering one flag and raising another in the video - Capture the Flag: Rebels and Rainbows.
It seems to me there's a big divide between people who see that there's an architecture of tyranny being put in place, and those who don't. Those who are aware of false flags and those who aren't.
And that it's deeper than the surface players in politics and the "rainbow magic" that entrances.
So far this Summer has felt very end-gamish to me, with the specter of psy-war upon us. It's wise to be watchful, and to work your own magic.
The brave Laura Bruno has A Call for Reiki, Runes and Responsibility this Fourth of July Weekend. She writes:
"Those who know how to use Runes might want to imagine the THORN and AR Runes surrounding themselves, their communities and even over a map of the entire US. THORN creates a semi-permeable hedge like the one around the castle in Sleeping Beauty, filtering out those who would harm the vulnerable, but allowing true lovers and helpers safe passage. The AR Rune brings light to murky areas, casts out ghosts, and shifts things from the Shadow back into the Light for purification and healing reintegration."
America's Aquarius Moon
The astrology is very fine for the Fourth, and the national Moon is in its native sign (Aquarius). The Moon is also well-aspected to Uranus, Jupiter and Mercury (now out of retrograde shadow).
There could be brill conversation under the grand finales, with awakening to see beyond the polarities of us vs. them. It's great for meeting people who are very different, and with a generous heart.
I wish all my fellow Americans a meaningful, big-hearted Fourth of July, free of the scourge of psy-ops and weaponized patriotism.