That being said, I've recently been flooded with insights regarding the stormy world waters so I'm about to crystal ball some dates that emphasize crazy currents in the current crazy. No need to get all Nostradamical now. I'm not here to raise flags of fearful foreboding. Not at all. My aim in analyzing these alignments and events is to find my way to spiritual strategy for the empowerment of our collective alchemy. For it is WE who create the craze and WE who possess the power to propagate peace by dispelling the daze. If nothing else, this will be an interesting way to present principles of Shamanic Astrology and to dive into my devotion for releasing myself and other willing stellar swimmers from the limitations of star-vation.
We will begin and end with our closest friend. Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you... The Moon. As my practice progresses, I find myself developing the ability to intuit others' archetypes, though it is not their Sun Sign I'm seeing, but rather their Lunar Lineage. Shamanic Astrology looks to the Moon as such. The Sign of the Moon and other secret sauces determine your lineage and, therefore, your natural gifts, skills, tools, habits, and expectations. Shamanic Astrology scores the Script of your Soul Path as a symphony in three movements... Lineage, Strategy, and Soul Intent. I will sing the tunes of present strengths and obstacles shown by the Strategy here to color current events and evaluate those events' currents.
This article will not focus on Lunar Lineage, though I will be presenting that information throughout the Northwest in October. What this article will do is establish a MoonBase, by which I mean to say we'll analyze the short cycle of Earth's satellite through the Zodiac and apply it's astrological energies to the grander current cycles of the outer planets.
Let's start with the significance of the four major Lunar phases... New Moon, First Quarter, Full Moon, and Last Quarter. My love for language suggests I share the irony that Quarter Moon alignments give us Half Moons in the sky and my overall astronerdism requires I relay the following information: the Lunar cycle is actually Lunisolar, meaning it is an effect of the orbits of both Moon and the Sun. The Moon orbits the Earth and, therefore, completes one full trip through the constellations of the Zodiac every 27 days, but because the Sun is also moving through the Zodiac in the same direction, there are 29.5 days between New Moons.
the Moon is exactly 180 degrees away from the
Sun in the Zodiac or directly on the other side of Earth from the Sun. Astrology calls this Moon Opposition Sun. The Third Quarter Moon occurs about a week later when the Moon's orbit brings it within 90 degrees of the Sun's Zodiacal position. This is also called Moon Square Sun. We'll label it Final Moon-Sun Square to differentiate it from First Quarter.
I'll expand further upon conscious celebration of the Lunisolar cycle at the end of this article especially because the cycle beginning with New Moon tomorrow, September 5th, is key to conscious collaboration capable of calming the current crazy, but for now I'll say this: the Conjunction (New Moon) is a time for planting seeds of intention, the First Square (First Quarter Moon) introduces conflict and resolution to those intentions, the Opposition (Full Moon) illuminates them, and the Final Square (Last Quarter Moon) is a time for integrating what has been illumiated. This general four-stage psychological model can be applied to the much longer cycles of the outer planets with respect to each other as well.
"I'll be writing about the Pluto-Uranus Square again and again until it ends in 2015. Then I'll still be writing about it. It's about the biggest show in town. When these two planets play together... serious shazam goes down. I'm talking American Revolution, French Revolution, World War II, Vietnam, etc., etc., etc. You say you want a revolution? You got it!" But what kind of rEvolution do you want? It is your right as a divine soul to choose how you will you play with this Planetary energy in your life.
"This Pluto-Uranus Square can be seen as the First Quarter Moon phase of the 'New Moon' those outer-planet players created when they were conjunct in Virgo between 1964 and 1968. This means we are experiencing the conflict / resolution stage of what was seeded then. Vietnam, yes, but also War Protests, Black Planthers, Women's Rights, Earth Day, Herbalism, Hippies, and all sorts of other Revolutions. Virgo is about Service to Spirt through Sacred Work. Is is about true Independence... Undependence, I say. The seeds planted by the Ceremonial Virgo Priestess of our Collective Consciousness almost 50 years ago are being stressed today.
Pluto, the planet of Evolution, entered Capricorn in 2008. The financial crisis we experienced then was just the first sign of Capricorn being evolved back to the rightful, feminine nature of her Earth element. Capricorn is not the Father as the old astrological ways teach. It is feminine Earth energy... The Circle of Grandmothers, perhaps Gaia herself. It is not discipline as the old astrological ways teach. It is devotion. It is not this nonsense debt-based financial system. It is not the so-called law and order of this out-of-control Police State patriarchy we've manifested as an alarm clock. Capricorn is true law and order... Divine law and order...the order of nature and the She Goat will be returned to her rightful role as Wise Elder before Pluto rolls on to Aquarius in 2024.
Uranus, the planet of Revolution, first squared Pluto in 2012. They are tied in a dynamic dance that will feature seven precise 90-degree Square alignments before they spin free in 2015. The next exact square will happen this Halloween. Wear something special. Uranus is squaring Capricorn Pluto from the Sign of Aires, the house of the Warrior. Many will tell you this will be war in the streets and, indeed, that is going down in many, many more places than most of us are lending our attention to."
More than a year ago, on July 23rd, 2012 President Obama publicly warned Syria's President al-Assad that using chemical weapons would be a "tragic mistake." Obama repeated the warning one year before the attack on August 20th, 2012 saying deployment of chemical or biological weapons would be a "red line" for the United States and on December 3rd 2012, he sent a message to Assad that "the world is watching."
Last week, Parliament denied British Prime Minister David Cameron's request for military action in Syria. Can expect the same from US Congress? More importantly, why hasn't Obama called for an emergency Congressional meeting to vote on this decision now? He has instead announced a debate will be held when Congress returns from summer vacation September 9th. Seriously? Summer vacation is more important that a decision that could possibly provoke World War III?
My crystal ball cannot say what happened during his walk with Chief of Staff Denis McDonough that caused Obama to back off until he could win Congressional support, but perhaps an astrological analysis of the August 31st and September 9th charts can provide some insight.
I'll translate the strengths and obstacles of the 8/31/13 Strategy as if I were reading this chart for a client. Those of you who have hired me for readings will find some of this language familiar. Shamanic Astrology reads the story of the Strategy in the placements of and alignments between the Personal Planets... the inner planets... those known to the ancients... those visible in the night sky. We start with the Sun. Unlike most astrological paradigms, Shamanic Astrology does not base the principle psychological archetype on the Sun Sign. We look to the Moon for the Linage, to the Ascendent or Rising Sign for the Soul intent and, for the movement in between, the Strategy, we look to Mars on a man's chart and to Venus on a woman's.
TO BE CONTINUED VERY SOON...