The Moon returned to the sign of the Ceremonial Priestess just before noon today, 10.1.13, to initiate the last archetype within the integration stage of the Virgo Lunisolar Cycle that began with the Virgo New Moon on 9.5.13. This cycle has been a time to devote ourselves to our Sacred Work and to further our realization of independence. Or better yet, as I like to say... Undependence. A keyword I use in my personal path to securing spiritual sovereignty.
This evening at 6:06pm, The Libra Sun reached perfect Square alignment with Pluto as the Virgo Moon aligned to Pisces Neptune in near perfect Opposition. Meanwhile, Scorpio Mercury rapidly approaches the Saturn / North Node Conjunction in Sextile to Pluto and Trine to Chiron, while Scorpio Venus remains Square to Leo Mars.
There is a glyph decoder and descriptions of key astrological alignments (shown by colored lines) below to help you stay afloat in this bubble of astro-babble. For now... WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN???
The Planets are reflecting the seriously dynamic spiritual awakening available to us during this time of rEvolution on our planet and they are guiding us towards manifesting a beautiful new way.
The most significant stellar story of the present is the Turning of the Ages (the whole 2012 trip, which actually runs 1975-2018 according to the best astronomical analysis I've studied). It is shown astronomically by Winter Solstice Sunrise aligning to Galactic Center (called the Great Creator Mother Hunab Ku by the Mayans and called the black hole at our galaxy's core by Science). This is a key indicator that the Age of Aquarius is dawning and it has been given many, many titles by the many mystery traditions past and present. Perhaps the title that most resonates at this time is the "Sun on the Cross." When time stops, I will make a YouTube movie about this because it's extremely hard to describe without a bunch of pictures and diagrams. For now, I'll just say IT'S A HUGE DEAL. We've incarnated on Earth to participate within the ending of a 24,000 year cycle and the beginning of the next. Everything is changing including the archetypes and the planets themselves. We are here now with a purpose. And it's go time!
This Turning of the Ages is accelerated by the June 2012 - November 2015 Uranus-Pluto Square (90 degree alignment). Pluto is the Planet of Evolution and Uranus is the Planet of Revolution. When these two slow movers play together, serious shazam goes down. Such shazam includes the greatest armed revolutions in recent history: American Revolution, French Revolution, Boxer Rebellion, Taiping Rebellion, Russian Revolution, Fascist Revolution, height of World War, height of Vietnam, Philippines Peoples Revolt, etc.. Indeed we do now see revolution in the streets of Syria, Turkey, Brazil, Egypt, and beyond. There have even been significant revolutionary efforts in Mexico, Canada, and the United States (Occupy Movement). Not to mention the brutal current wars we are not even told about (look into the Congo, but please do so with a full heart).
Let us remember there are MANY TYPES OF REVOLUTIONS. The Planets now remind us we can apply this rEvolutionary energy positively if we choose. This current Uranus-Pluto Square is like the First Quarter Moon Stage (Conflict/Resolution) to the "New Moon" of these two Planets when they were Conjunct in Virgo from 1964-1968. Now is a time of tension to strengthen the spouts of the seeds that were planted then. Think of the many beautiful Revolutions that were born alongside the Vietnam War... organized protests, flower power, the Black Panthers, the Feminist movement, a return to indigenous spiritual practices, herbalism, Earth Day, Sgt. Peppers, etc. These are all key ingredients of the LOVE REVOLUTION that we are furthering today.
I believe it is up to us to manifest spiritual applications of this current rEvolutionary energy. The more divine rEvolution we initiate in our own lives, the less energy the wonky ruling wizards will have for their wars and unrighteousness.
When Saturn moved into Opposition to the Pluto-Uranus Conjunction in the 1960s, patriarchal rules, structure, and tradition saw to it that the Love Revolution was shut down through group identification as Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll. I believe this energy contributed to the assassination of JFK though that mysterious event occurred before the alignment. Kennedy bucked the system in too many revolutionary ways. Perhaps the most extreme was pushing through the printing of debt-free United States Notes. Mess with the Fed... you get dead. Ask Lincoln and his greenbacks about that.
The November 22nd, 1963 date of Kennedy's death has a very strong astrological tie to the present. At that time Chiron, the Shaman Healer, was at 10 degrees, 14 minutes Pisces. Chiron represents mentorship, but also the self-inflicted wound... a deep poison we bring in with us that can be alchemized into medicine. Once we've turned that lead into gold to heal ourselves, we carry the medicine always to heal others. This alchemy is the intent of our Chiron Return, which happens at age 50. Here we are 50 years from Keenedy's death and the Chiron Return to JFK's Exit runs February 25, 2013 to January 7th, 2014 with exact Conjunctions on March 13, 2013, September 30, 2013 and January 7, 2014.
The start date of this 9 month Kennedy Chiron Return was accompanied by 4 other major players in Pisces (Sun, Neptune, Venus, and Mercury). Days before on 3.10.13, Chiron was EXACTLY where it is today 10degrees10minutes Pisces and was among an incredible 7 planets in the sign of the fish (Sun, Neptune, Chiron, Mars, Venus, Mercury, Moon). And Mercury was in Retrograde... we'll get back to that.
For now, let's talk about Pisces, the archetype Shamanic Astrology classifies as Service to Spirit through the emotional waters of empathy. Pisces is the healer, the dreamer and visionary, the empathic shoulder to cry on, the bodhisattva. Pisces is the highest place of spirituality... awareness of our divine existence in the Oneness of All That Is. We are blessed at this time of rEvolution to have both planetary healers here in this Sign of healing and Spirit. Heavenly healer of vision - Neptune, and Underworld Shamanic Healer - Chiron.
Neptune orbits very slowly (it's trip around the Zodiac is about 165 years) so not all humans incarnate at a time when Neptune is at home in Pisces (expressed in the terminology of "traditional" astrologers as rulership, but Shamanic Astrology is shedding those patriarchal terms). We are fortunate to be experiencing this amplified Spiritual healing energy now at such an important time of soul growth. Chiron and Neptune are both holding healing space for our accelerated rEvolution towards ascension.
And so is Jupiter. As I mentioned above, the spiritual revolution seeded by the 1960's Pluto-Uranus Conjunction in Virgo was seemingly halted by Saturn's Opposition in Pisces. Fortunately, Saturn does not enter the crosshairs of the current Uranus-Pluto Square. It is instead expanded by Jupiter, which moved into exact alignment in early August, though the energy was available before and is still today. Jupiter, called Guru in India, brings opportunity and expansion. Jupiter aligns with the rEvolutionary Uranus-Pluto Square from the Sign of Cancer, the archetype Shamanic Astrology classifies as a Service to Others though the emotional waters of nurturing motherhood. Yes, the Big Guy in the Sky is wearing the archetype of the nurturing motherhood. This is a gigantic cosmic hug here to support us during this time of significant rEvolution.
Isn't it telling then that the current Virgo Moon Cycle hosted Full Moon illumination in Pisces and Last Quarter integration in Cancer? Another confirmation that Pisces empathy and Cancer nurturing are here to support us through this current Conflict/Resolution phase of rEvolutionary reawakening that was seeded in the 1960s. In Virgo.
But We're here to talk Libra, aren't we? Oh, right and I think I'm getting there. The Sun moved into Libra (Autumn Equinox) just three days after that 9.19.13 Pisces Full Moon. On 9.19.13, Pluto went direct in Capricorn after a five-month retrograde. It is no coincidence that Pluto stationed direct at 8 degrees, 59 minutes Capricorn in perfect Sextile (60degree alignment) to Scorpio Saturn.
Why does this matter? Saturn might not align to the 2012-2015 Uranus-Pluto Square, but during the exact same three-year period the great Ringed Rule Keeper transits the Sign of the Scorpion. Pluto and Saturn are in Mutual Reception because Pluto (currently transiting Capricorn) is the "ruler" of Scorpio and Saturn (currently transiting Scorpio) is the "ruler" of Capricorn. Amazing! This positive sextile alignment between the powerful energies of Saturn and Pluto say so much about how our collective consciousness can productively apply the this spiritual rEvolution.
The North Node on an individual's chart speaks to the forward direction of the soul. Therefore, on the global chart, it speaks to the forward direction of our collective consciousness. Three days before the Pisces Full Moon, on 9.16.13, Saturn Conjuncted the North Node in Scorpio, the archetype described by Shamanic Astrology as a Service to Self Growth through the waters of deepest felt emotions and expressions of passion, desire, and excitement. Scorpio is the witch, the shaman, the alchemist.
Saturn is the operating manual and this conjunction with the North Node in Scorpio shows us it is now time to rewrite the rules that have limited us from true emotional experience and expression. This Conjunction has not occurred in Scorpio since 1454, the beginning of the Burning Times. It is now time for us to revive the magic that was chased underground almost six hundred years ago. It is time for the Phoenix to rise from her ashes. This is how we're meant to productively apply this rEvolutionary energy, by allowing ourselves to truly experience and express our deepest emotions, passions, and desires. For that experience and expression will allow us to access our highest excitement, the voice of our highest selves leading us always to where we've intended to go.
It is no surprise that Venus, Goddess of Love, found herself in Conjunction with Saturn and the North Node in Scorpio on that first date of Scorpio return. The witch burned shall be the feminine scorned no longer. It is time to unlock the healing powers of our hearts!
Our open heart occupies one of the Scales as the Libra New Moon approaches, but what will be the counterbalance? As the Sun entered Libra at Autumn Equinox, the time of balance between all polarities (light and shadow, feminine and masculine, giving and receiving), Venus had furthered along her Scorpio transit in approach to perfect Square alignment with Leo Mars. The balance we develop during this Libra Cycle within this accelerated rEvolution of the Turning of the Ages will come alive as Sorceress dances with Lion King. The Human Heart will be counterbalanced by Divine Will!
As we open our hearts to our highest excitement we clear the old conditioning and belief systems that have limited us from igniting a burning Sun in our Solar Plexus. They're called Solar for a reason. We will channel our Divine Will through our star Sol right into our third chakra Hara, the center of our Life Force Energy. Let us set intentions Libra intentions during this October 4th New Moon Cycle to balance the Scales with fully activated Human Heart and Divine Will. We are Sorceress and Lion King. We are absolutely alive.
Days after the New Moon conjuncts Libra Sun, it will trigger Saturn, North Node, and Mercury in Scorpio on 10.6 and Scorpio Venus Square Leo Mars on October 7th. A week later, Mars will move into Virgo, where the Precession of the Equinoxes has relocated the Heart of the Lion, Regulus. On October 20th, two days after the Aires Super Full Moon penumbral eclipse, Sagittarius Venus will align with the Heart of the Scorpion, Antares. Masculine Mars with the Heart of the Lion, Feminine Venus with the Heart of the Scorpion. Sorceress and Lion king balance the Scales.
All while Saturn Conjunct North Node in Scorpio hold tight to a Trine with Pisces Chiron and loosely to a Grand Water Trine with Cancer Jupiter. This brings us back to Chiron, and mysterious, back to JFK though it's hard to say how he snuck into this play. When the Chiron Kennedy transit closes on January 7th, 2014, I'm sure I'll be called to write another faceBOOK like this because it's as astrologically alive as today. The Moon will Conjunct Uranus Aires just days after the Sun Conjuncts Capricorn Pluto, trigger another Grand Cardinal Cross of Aires Uranus/Moon, Capricorn Pluto/Sun, Cancer Jupiter, and Libra Mars.
Wow. Planetary Guidance makes my head spin. And I like it. If you've made it this far, I assume you do to and I'd love to share more of what I've been shown. You can find me presenting more information about the Uranus-Pluto Square through trickster story telling in Tacoma tomorrow (Wednesday 10.2) and on the Mysteries of the Moon and Libra in Seattle on Thursday 10.3 and in Portland this Friday 10.4 (Libra New Moon!). Details at the Events link below. My YouTube movie about the 7.29.13 Grand Sextile Star Gate to the Sacred Feminine activation of the Uranus-Pluto Square can be seen at the Movies link below, and I'm available for personal consultations where I'll translate your celestial fingerprint from a Shamanic Astrology perspective to help you relate your personal soul intent during this rEvolutionary Turning of the Ages. More information at the Services link below and more information about Shamanic Astrology below that. And below that a bit of Shakespeare (thanks to JJ for the lead).
Love and Planets,
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I know you all, and will awhile uphold
The unyoked humour of your idleness:
Yet herein will I imitate the sun,
Who doth permit the base contagious clouds
To smother up his beauty from the world,
That, when he please again to be himself,
Being wanted, he may be more wonder'd at,
By breaking through the foul and ugly mists
Of vapours that did seem to strangle him.
If all the year were playing holidays,
To sport would be as tedious as to work;
But when they seldom come, they wish'd for come,
And nothing pleaseth but rare accidents.
So, when this loose behavior I throw off
And pay the debt I never promised,
By how much better than my word I am,
By so much shall I falsify men's hopes;
And like bright metal on a sullen ground,
My reformation, glittering o'er my fault,
Shall show more goodly and attract more eyes
Than that which hath no foil to set it off.
I'll so offend, to make offence a skill;
Redeeming time when men think least I will.
Highlighted on this 10.1.13 6:06pm Celestial Fingerprint:
PURPLE CROSS - Cardinal Grand Cross between Capricorn Pluto, AIres Uranus, Libra Sun, and Cancer Jupiter (though Jupiter has almost left the crosshairs of the Uranus-Pluto Square)
WHITE LINE - Virgo Moon Opposition to Pisces Neptune
YELLOW LINES - Leo Mars Square Scorpio Venus (90 Degrees)
RED CIRCLE - Scorpio Mercury rapidly approaching Saturn Conjunction to North Node
RED LINE - Scorpio Saturn/North Node Sextile Capricorn Pluto (60 Degrees Alignment)
BLUE TRIANGLE - Grand Water Trine between Pisces Chiron, Scorpio Saturn/North Node, and Cancer Jupiter (again Jupiter is now loosely aligned)
(All times PST)