Thursday, October 27, 2016

Election Vivisection

Watching parts of the last presidential debate made me physically nauseous for about three days. Both candidates are frightening, but I think Trump is actually, literally toxic, a product of all the psychological hazardous waste in the US, having taken on a life form.

Darkstar Astrology recently brought up the point that Trump wears all Hillary's deep, Bill-directed anger projections. Indeed, it was right after his Monica escapade that she decided to start on her own political path. I think many of us had that in the back of our minds, but kind of hiding in plain sight. might that play out ? Hillary might actually hate women (or be fighting the hate), and love the Donald ! He and Bill are born the same year (1946), Fire Dogs. Hillary is a Fire Pig. And here's the thing, she has Mars and Pluto exactly conjunct in Leo, squaring her very loyal, Venus in Scorpio. The saying 'Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned' comes to mind.

Thankfully, she has a very close, albeit 'karmic' relationship with her daughter that is protective but maybe also receptacle-like. Being born into a close relationship with a Scorpio means one has chosen to work off karmic debt at an accelerated rate. Chelsea is a Pisces, Hillary has a Pisces Moon. Chelsea has a Leo Moon in her 10th house, her dad is a Leo. She must be kind of torn between wanting attention/approval from her mother, who she esteems, while also being her dad's best girl.
[Note: I do not prescribe to the idea of 10th house = mother, 4th house = father, it's not so cut and dry.]

"Time and again she gets drawn back into her parents’ orbit, called to be her father’s right hand or her mother’s chief character witness." ~ The Atlantic Monthly, July 2016

Darkstar also noted that Chelsea's North Node is exactly conjunct Regulus (Heart of the Lion) at 29 Leo, as is Trump's ascendant (ever wonder how he could possibly be so lucky ?), connecting them personally, in some way. Perhaps he has triggered her destiny/soul evolution, for better or worse. Come to think of it, he did try to crash her wedding, because he wanted to shmooze with the rich and famous guests, was told to ask the bride for an invitation, didn't get one. Well, you know what happens in the fairy tales when the troll or bad fairy doesn't get invited...
Recently, Regulus entered Virgo, which is a big deal, considering how slow the fixed stars move through a sign and the fact that the heart of the Lion, star of kingship is now in the (tropical) house of the Goddess - Durga power !

It's hard to say who was doing exactly what last time around, but 1938  keeps coming up again and again. The players have changed, but the cycle has come back to the same spot. Fun fact - H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds was first broadcast Oct 30, 1938, causing widespread panic, because  Orson Welles made it sound so realistic. The first large scale example, perhaps, of how collective fear could be manipulated by media. (Aptly, it was a Mercury Theatre production). We are seeing that every day now, but nobody is coming on air after the fact to tell us that it's not real !

I'm not the only one who thinks there will be a plot twist to this election. Some think there will be an assassination or attempt on either candidate, most predict some kind of voting fraud or mishap. I think it will come after the election, whether it be assassination, health-related or some criminal allegation. Not sure, just know that the actual election is not going to be the end of this madness, just a point of release.
Looking to 1938 again,  there were a few very false starts, like when Hitler was named TIME Magazine's Man of the Year. That's right, Hitler, Man of the Year. Meanwhile, concentration camps were opening up in Germany, the passports of Jews were being confiscated and their businesses being looted, the Holocaust had begun. The Munich Agreement saw Germany, Italy, France and Britain agree to the annexation of the Sudetenland/Czechoslovakia by Germany, without any say from the Czechs, thinking this would avert war. Neville Chamberlain (I keep wanting to say chambermaid) arrived home, waving the signed papers, proclaiming, "Peace in our time !"  Yeah, that didn't happen. Instead, Mussolini began demanding France cede various 'colonies' to Italy, the Middle east was also being carved up, and the atomic age officially started when nuclear fission, using Uranium was first discovered that year.

Seeing any parallels yet ? Now we have refugee camps, passports being confiscated, new dictators, Ukraine, Syria, use of depleted uranium, the threat of nukes and War of the Worlds for reals, rearing it's ugly head... Not making predictions, just noting that unfinished business has returned to collect and the tension is thick as black, Russian rye.

Comparing their charts, Putin trumps Trump, and his crafty, Gemini Moon feels somewhat secure to Trump's 'no there there' Sun. I would have to agree that Trump makes a very excellent, Putinesque puppet. It's a mutual, buddy-buddy relationship, sure, except that one of the buddies is not playing with a full deck, the other is a major, major world player. I don't mean to demonize Putin, but a narcissist like Trump with Mars and Pluto in the 12th is attracted to power like a fly to excrement and is therefore malleable. He has been useful to Clinton, also. At the same time, he has a lot of inner power, left over from the past, and is an excellent manipulator himself, but he does not use it responsibly, he throws it about, inciting people to be their worst and attracting entities. The man is akin to a walking ear worm of your most hated song.

Well, less than 3 weeks to go until Nov 8...
Btw, Nov 9 in 1938 was 'Kristallnacht', the 'night of broken glass', in Germany, when Nazi activists and sympathizers spent the night on a rampage, burning and looting Jewish businesses and synagogues. We can likely expect some violence around this election - if he loses, there will be anger, rioting by those believing the results fixed... if he wins, there will be idiots who see it as permission to go on a racist rampage.

Well, be grateful for small mercies and pray for an end to human ignorance.

Here is a very interesting and enlightening film by Adam Curtis, called HyperNormalisation, please do yourself a favour and watch it.
[Note: Trump, Gaddafi, Kissinger - all Geminis !]


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Monday, October 24, 2016

Getting Personal with Planetary Transits

Every planet and point has a universal meaning, as well as a personal one...astrology 101, right ? For example, Saturn may symbolize certain things in the broad sense (time, lessons, hardship, work, limitations, etc), but how it will manifest in a personal chart depends on where it is situated, what aspects it is involved in and so on.

So when reading a progressed or current transit chart for an individual (as opposed to the general state of things in the world), we will get a better clue about how the transiting planet will affect their natal points, by  referring back to the birth chart. There is nothing in a progressed/transit chart that isn't already in the birth chart. That doesn't change. And asking questions, getting to know the person, counts for a lot. A computer spit-out analysis will only provide the general meaning, same for everyone with the same transit. Not good enough.

In other words, someone born with Saturn in Pisces is going to experience transiting Saturn conjunct their natal Moon differently than someone born with Saturn in Capricorn in the 10th. It's the same planet, on the same journey, it hasn't changed it's mission.

This is where generalized explanations fall short. We can only glean so much information from a 'Saturn Moon transits' article or what Saturn entering a certain sign might entail. Yes, Saturn in Sagittarius generally feels a lot lighter than Saturn in Scorpio, but tell that to a Sagittarius.
However, let's say that Sagittarius is the self-disciplined, scholarly type - maybe Saturn and Mars both in that sign, well-aspected - and has been staying on their path. Saturn might bring them great rewards and opportunities upon it's return to their natal Sun house.

If an individual has an afflicted Mars in Scorpio, in the 4th house and perhaps was abused as a child, had an un-secure home, the emotions that come up whenever Mars transits their natal Moon will be different than someone with a robust, well-placed Mars in Aries in the 4th.
The Scorpio Mars' Moon transits might bring creative opportunities and strength to work through their old pain, or bring up similar situations in order for them to face it, which hopefully they'll recognize as such and not fall back into old patterns. On the other hand, the Aries Mars person might simply get more irritable with their living situation, during this transit.
The point is, one size does not fit all.

Well, it sort of does. Because we are all part of a collective, but we are also unique in our particular experiences, challenges, evolutionary state, etc.

Most of us know to take the ruling planets' transitions into account, but if rulership is the main factor, that's not really enough. Just because someone has a Libra Sun, doesn't mean every time Venus makes an aspect to another planet, that there will be a notable effect. But if they also have Venus in Libra, conjunct their Sun, well, now their whole being is involved with every Venus transit.

Prominent natal planets - conjunct the ascendant or midheaven, angles, making heavy aspects, etc - will usually have more of a significant effect when they aspect natal planets/degrees by transit or progression. They are the main players, so to speak. If Jupiter is a person's main dude, making lots of trines in the natal chart, they might not even notice when he adds extra blessings by transit. Though a very fortunate person, they might see their cup half-empty if a harsh Saturn or Pluto makes those planets' transits more apparent. (However, most Jupiterians feel fortunate, deep down, and somehow manage to dust themselves off and get back on their horses, no matter what).


Again, there is an evolutionary element to all this - a cyclic resonance. So no matter where a planet may be, here and now, in each person's chart, it demonstrates that planet's path from the moment of birth (or conception, or past life) to today. This is the whole objective of a progressed chart, but it goes for how we experience outer transits, too, which of course affect both natal and progressed charts.  Always revert back to the birth chart, for clues.


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