Meant to write about this sooner but the events that have transpired since then have been too shocking in frequency that it caused me to be a bit overwhelmed. Anyhow, these events only serve to more strongly support my analysis earlier.
So Dec 21, 2012 passed and we are still here. The world didn’t end. But something big happened and will continue to escalate during what looks like a very turbulent next few years.
Extremely significant cosmic happenings which trace these energies playing out in the world today have to do with some real heavyweight planets forming very stressful aspects that will repeat themes from the past. The main attraction will be the ongoing Pluto square Uranus transits which form exact squares a whopping 7 times from June 2012 well into March 2015. The last series of squares was between 1932 and 1934. This was a stressful time worldwide that fueled the desperation that led to WW2 and was the time of the Great Depression in the United States after the Stock market crash of 1929. We see this theme replayed as it is finally completely evident to everyone that the financial system is collapsing right beneath our feet.
Another important happening is Pluto in Capricorn. This is most significant for America which was born towards the end of the last Pluto transit through Capricorn. At the time of the Revolution the planet Uranus was in Gemini on the Royal Star Aldebaran, the Watcher of the East representing Archangel Michael. Aldebaran is the fiery eye of the bull and is a warrior star. The significance of Pluto returning to the place it was during Americas difficult birth is extremely important as it is a completion of a long cycle. Pluto is the planet of death and rebirth as well as power and control. Pluto resonates with the occult symbol of the mythical Phoenix. A brilliant fiery bird that lives a long time and then consumes itself in flames only to be reborn anew from the ashes. Just like America was born out of the ashes of the British Empire so it will do so again in a new way. As we see America burning down its house so to speak we see the rebirth of the Patriot movement, people are talking about freedom again and defending our nation against the increasingly tyrannical government.
The two heavyweights and their characteristics in the signs:
Pluto in Capricorn: Power and the misuse of power, secrecy, control and transformation in the establishment, corporations, banking, gov’t, etc
Uranus in Aries: The Awakener and erratic change embodied by the urge for freedom by the pioneers, the Patriots, rebels, innovators, etc
Now looking at the current state of affairs it appears we are going to be reenacting two very turbulent times in histroy at once! The American Revolution and the Great Depression. Ouch!
If all this is not enough, we also have a Super Yod that was fully actualized on Dec 21, 2012. A Yod is known as the “Finger of God” and points to the crux of a very tricky situation, a fork in the road, a time to make very important decisions fast. You couldn’t ignore it if you tried as it’s a karmic duty that’s sorta forced upon you. The Yod is formed when two planets in sextile(a mutual aspect) are quincunx(inconjunct) a third that stands opposite the middle serving as a sharpened point of interest to be decided, tackled, debated, whatever it is it must be done at once!
This Super Yod is formed between Pluto and Saturn pointing that cosmic finger straight at Jupiter. So what does this mean for us?
Having already covered Pluto in Capricorn, we have its mutual ally here as Saturn in Scorpio. The two planets have swapped and are in each others houses. Saturn in Scorpio is a bit dark.. Repressingly so. Saturn is in charge of all the hard and difficult lessons in life. A wet blanket of sorts. It limits, impoverishes but also creates structure through discipline and organization. In Scorpio it deals with the heaviest of issues. Fear, possessiveness, secrecy and digging straight into the deepest darkest insecurities.
Well, with that duo established we now have the jovial Jupiter enter the scene and become the center of attraction. Biggie Jupiter is the Zeus of the planets and rules expansion, big ideas and pretty much makes a big deal out of everything by showing up. What makes this a SUPER Yod is a few factors. First the planets involved are all giants and the red giant Jupiter in the middle of it is sitting on the Royal star Aldebaran with Lilith at his side. Yowza! Lilith is a dark lady, she’s an outsider, a bad gal and the one blamed for all kinds of crimes and misdemeanors. Jupiter expands everything he touches so in Gemini that means mass media. We’re hearing a lot of news about what? Lilith with Jupiter on the warrior star Alderaban sure looks the current gun issue that’s all over the news lately. We are hearing a whole lot of talk about banning guns in the media due to the increasing frequency of a string of highly suspicious tragedies.
Now the Sabian symbol for the Dec 21, 2012 Super Yod is most interesting. Jupiter is at 9º Gemini: A quiver filled with arrows. BULLSEYE!!!
Also, Venus is exactly conjunct the minor asteroid named America and is opposite Jupiter in this fiasco. The Sabian symbol for Venus here is 7º Sagittarius: Cupid knocking at the door of a human heart. So the American people will have their heart all tied up in this as Venus(ruling values) in Sagittarius(the archer, expressing ideas) is shooting straight up to Jupiter. Mercury is in on the talk close by at 15 degrees Sagittarius directly opposite Vesta(focus, commitment) so once again this gun issue is the big focus of debate.
Whew! All this drama in the sky and there’s still more oh so much more to come.. I didn’t go into depth on the double yod that followed up this one and culminated on the full moon this March yet so check back as I will be writing more on the upcoming alignments.
This is the year of the snake. So here’s Salma Hayek dancing with one. It’s great. She gets her toes sucked by Tarantino too.
And if you’re into astrology, my friends at darkstar do a great job at outlining this new years new moon here
Here’s an astrochart I made. I’ve thrown in some extra lil fun asteroids for shading:
Tonight will be the largest full moon of the year. It will be in 11 degrees of Leo for which the Sabian Symbol is Leo 11: Children on a Swing in the Safety of a Huge Oak Tree.
Full moons have long been known to effect the ocean tides, intensify fluid human emotions and influence some very strange behavior. We can expect this months full moon, appearing almost 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than any other moon this year, to have a stronger effect than usual. Not only is this moon supercharged with the fiery energy of Leo but it is also paired with Mars as its bright sidekick. This synchronization will bring plenty of excitement with a bit of chaos thrown into the mix. The Native Americans called this the “wolf moon” and it is sure to bring out some werewolves tonight.
A great way to channel this energy would be with any Leo-esque activities like dancing the night away or engaging in a creative project such as painting. Anyway you choose to spend this full moon, make sure to never lose your childlike wonder of creation and don’t forget to have fun!
The Sabian symbol for this transformative New Moon is Scorpio 25: An X-Ray Photograph Helps With the Diagnosis
All New Moons plunge us into the dark Void from whence we can emerge anew bursting with the rising light of dawn. This one is the Mother of all Dark Moons as it is in Scorpio, the sign of death and rebirth. This is the New Moon to peer deeply within our very core, even if we are afraid of what we may find. Facing up to the slumbering pain and feelings of doubt and fear, we can defeat them by Knowing them first. We can use this time for deep transformative healing and reformation, clearing away the dust of old to arise again with the renewed passion and purified vision of a future we are to seed.
Scorpio is also symbolized by the Phoenix which consumes itself in flames before emerging stronger and fiercer than before. A good way to fully utilize this powerful New Moon is through a ritual, especially one involving fire. Focus all the things you’d like to rid yourself off into an object such as a stick or write it all out on paper, then burn it.
May luck be with you on your Soul’s journey. Use this Time wisely…
Happy Solstice! Hope you all enjoyed this magickal day and used the powerful energy of the Sun to rejuvenate your goals and dreams for the sizzling journey ahead as we move into the heat of summer!
The Sabian symbol for the Solstice Sun AND Venus this year is Cancer 1: On a ship the sailors lower an old flag and raise a new one. A time of transition is at hand when new ideas replace the old and we are finally ready to move forward and display our new world view as we continue to travel to ever distant shores. This could manifest as changes and turning points in your relationships, career or dwelling as all fall under the influence of Venus. We will be giving up old allegiances and taking up new ones.
So go ahead, raise your new flag whether you are traveling by foot, VW bus or even a yellow submarine. Time to put away those old tattered ideas and unsustainable attachments and show our true colors, letting them wave in the wind!
Synchronizing with this is the new moon on the following day of June 22nd for which the Sabian symbol is Cancer 2: A Man on a Magic Carpet Observes Vast Vistas Below. The theme of travel is again emphasized. This new moon will be a time to observe from a higher vantage point the many worlds unfurling beneath our feet. It is a time of contemplation as we choose what distant lands we’d like to journey to.
So, many blessings on the journey and may this summer be filled with plenty of mind-expanding adventures as we sail towards the New World we are all co-creating right NOW…
Spring is finally here!!! NOWruz officially kicked off on the vernal equinox of March 20th, ushering in a 13 day period of new year festivities celebrated by those of Persian descent all over the world.
Nowruz or “New Day” is THE original new year as it signaled the rebirth of the earth after the death of winter. The origins of Nowruz predate all major religions and have its roots in Zoroastrianism, the worlds oldest religion.
Today is also the Feast of Annunciation which falls each year on my birthday. In Christianity, the Annunciation is the revelation to Mary by the angel Gabriel that she would conceive a child to be born the Son of God. The Son or S-U-N of God is another Christian tradition that has roots in Paganism. Those who are savvy in religious studies are aware that Emperor Constantine combined elements from both the Christian religion and the Pagan beliefs of the time to unite the people in a strategic political move.
We have all heard the story that after Jesus was crucified and dead in the tomb for three days, he arose anew. This is marked by the Sun’s “birthday” on Dec 25th after its lowest point in the sky where it was considered “dead” by the ancient sun worshipers. Therefore the Annunciation is really the announcement of the rebirth of the Sun.
Now the connection becomes clear between the Winter Solstice (birth of the Sun as it begins to grow in light) and the Annunciation on March 25, as it is exactly nine months earlier, nine months being the natural period of gestation of the baby in the womb. So hidden beneath the shroud of Catholicism is an event that actually celebrates the Vernal Equinox, when the buds of spring burst into bloom, just as Christmas is a celebration of the Winter Solstice, when the Sun ascends from darkness. This gnostic knowledge is the astrological key that opens the mind to a deeper understanding of the nature of religion and the religion of nature.
Today is the beginning of our salvation,
And the revelation of the eternal mystery!
The Son of God becomes the Son of the Virgin
As Gabriel announces the coming of Grace.
Together with him let us cry to the Theotokos:
“Rejoice, O Full of Grace, The Lord is with You!”
Also, I’ve just recently discovered the world of Sabian symbols for astrology, which has a unique symbol for every degree of each astrological sign. On a more personal note, an interesting synchronicity I’ve found is that my rising sign and birthday which is March 25th synchronizes perfectly with the image of the dove in the Annunciation paintings. Sweet!
If you’d like to find your own Sabian symbols, you can look in your astrological chart and note the degrees of your sign in the major aspects of Sun, Moon and Ascendant. Remember to add one degree when looking up the Sabian symbol. So for example, if your Sun is at Aquarius 23 13′ then you would look at the Sabian symbol for 24. Here are mine:
Sun in Aries 5: A White Triangle is seen; it has Golden Wings.
Ascendant in Leo 22: A carrier pigeon fulfilling its mission.
Moon in Aquarius 12: A magnificent allegorical painting of life as a broad stairway with the landings various grades of life…
If you don’t have a chart, you can get a free one here:
Now, tomorrow is also a powerful new moon in Aries, a time for new beginnings! If you’ve been meaning to let go of anything from the past and embrace new changes, NOW is THE time to do it! Create a ritual, join the gym, improve your diet, start a new project, whatever it is you do will have the super charged Aries energy behind it so go on, JUST DO IT!
Every end is a new beginning,
The newly discovered comet Lulin has synced perfectly with the psychic Pisces new Moon on February 24th, when it reached its closest point to Earth.
The comet is rather rare for this is its first trip in our galaxy and portends the arrival of new spiritual forces. It is a glowing green color, the same as our heart chakra, the spiritual center of human emotions and love. It is also shedding “nearly 800 gallons of water each second”, once again water being the element of love and of Pisces. And if that wasn’t enough, this comet has two tails once again mirroring the two fish of Pisces! This cosmic visitor surely came at the right time and it will further accelerate the psychic connections between us all.
And to backtrack a bit, last month the Chinese New year was heralded with a powerful Aquarius new moon solar eclipse on Jan 26th followed by its partner full moon lunar eclipse in Leo on February 9th. Solar eclipses are in effect the span of years that they lasted in hours, this one being more than 3 hours will have an impact well into 2012. Lunar eclipses generally have an effect for several months.