Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Devil You Know is Still the Devil, You Know ?

The waning, full Moon is now in Gemini and I'm just giving my head a good shake, after reading this comment on one of Rob Brezsny's FB threads:

"Please remember, this is a typical dysfunctional family scenario - we are trying to trust and believe, but Trump is like a dry drunk, abusive parent... we start to get hooked in again, we try to trust. Then he changes & zow, pop, zing we're knocked off kilter again. Don't forget! This guy is not functional, reliable or kind. Don't keep waiting for him to be."

Nailed it.

Who among us has not  been in some type of relationship - family, work, lover - with someone of this description and been bamboozled thus ? America has been abused by the father/patriarchy so long, they were willing to overlook his nature, or emulate it, directing their anger at the mother (Hillary), instead. Well, half of America, anyway. Those dueling siblings in 'the cradle of the best and of the worst.' And don't forget Hillary directing her anger at Bill towards Trump, during the campaign.

In Tarot, arcanum 5 (henceforth what I will be referring to the 22 majors as), The Pope or 'Papa' is Jupiter the spiritual father, head of the holy family. In 15, we see his shadow side, the imposter.  As a father, he might be the control freak, trickster, or abuser who rules with fear or manipulation, rather than love (arcanum 6). Or maybe it's a tough kind of love, a soul contract to work off karmic debt.
Sometimes Lucifer (or Saturn) loves us most, in this respect, though it is hard to comprehend, at the time. 'Fear father', instead of 'fire father'.
Ya, I know the word 'karma' gets thrown around a lot and may sound flaky, but I don't know how else to put it - every action has it's reaction that reverberates through the ages and through the relationships we are drawn into.


Like many others, I was desperately clinging to that glimmer of humility witnessed, coming from Trump, during his acceptance speech. And I still believe he was genuinely touched, at that moment. But a leopard doesn't change it's spots. Now he has "appeared to soften" on certain stances,  according to some hopeful, news articles.  Why ? Because he has signed soul contracts with some very disturbed men, to hold his shadow for him, so he can appear human.

That Bannon guy be all like, "Shadow ? bring it on ! I love shadow !" With a Hades Moon sq Sun, Saturn in Scorpio, Capricorn North Node, he is likely emotionally frozen/wounded, has parental abuse issues (and is himself an abuser). He considers himself to be a hero (he is a war vet), but is fighting his own demons externally. And being a Sagittarius means he believes his own, ideological horseshit to be God's word. That's just my impression from a glace at his chart, backed up with a quick internet scan, but he certainly seems to be the most controversial pick of the lot, judging from the reaction to his appointment.

This type of soul contract was exactly the kind of relationship of our ex-Prime Minister Harper had with Rob Ford, the now deceased mayor of Toronto. Every time Harper pulled some awful, right-wing shit, Ford would suddenly make headlines for going berzerk in a crack house or in a restaurant or even the House of Commons, making a big, buffoonery distraction. Ford was not actually a sinister man, but he was a 'vacant' Gemini, and they seem compelled to take on rolls, be it in the theatre or otherwise, or both. Vacant (as in, not in his body), because he had a drug and alcohol problem, which spiraled out of control the more Harper's monsters grew. In the end, Ford managed to crawl to rehab and rip up their contract, which is when he found out he had cancer. When entities are inhabiting a body, it can take all kinds of abuse, without getting ill. His illness was actually a sign that he was free.

But I digress...

Old Tarocchi and prehistoric, giant Scorpion fossil - fixity.

There's a cautionary tale that is shared by may cultures, with different variations.
This is the famous, Aesop Fable version:

The Scorpion and the Frog

  A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the 
scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The 
frog asks, "How do I know you won't sting me?" The scorpion 
says, "Because if I do, I will die too."

  The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream,
the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of 
paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown,
but has just enough time to gasp "Why?" 

		Replies the scorpion: "Its my nature..."


Then there's this story about  Frogs that rode a Snake.

Or if you prefer, the famous Twilight Zone episode by Charles Beaumont, called 'The Howling Man',
In which the imprisoned Devil, greatest trickster of them all, fools a man into releasing him.
(Sorry, entire episode not available, but you'll get the drift).

Point being, once again, not to get duped by all the Mercurial energy flying around the White House, alias the Nut House, alias the House of Mirrors, right now.  Trump, Pence, Guiliani and Gingrich are all Geminis ! That's just mental, literally. Swords galore.

L to R: Rudy, Newt, Mike and the Don

Guiliani appears to still be suffering badly from PTSD from 9-11. I know he's da Family, but wouldn't a peaceful rest at a sanitorium in upstate NY be more compassionate ? Pence is triple Gemini with Venus and Mars conjunct, Lilith in Taurus. I mean, Christopher Lee was triple Gemini and he was one of the sexiest villains that ever walked...ONTO A MOVIE SCREEN. This guy is playing for reals and his sexuality is a bit tied up at the moment. The only place he's well-hung is at the back of the closet. No wonder his first mission is to squash gay rights. Again - projecting the dysfunctional outward.

My sorry attempt at humour (with a 'u', I'm Canadian), in these dark times.
You can't conquer hate with more hate, but it does not mean you stop fighting oppression. The toxins have been drawn up to the surface... in a Mercurial sense, like cures like, and Trump is a homeopathic remedy. But some deep conditions will start creating symptoms and even illness along the way to healing. And  admittedly, he might not be watered down enough to be truly homeopathic !

Here's an important article, 'What to do About Trump ?'

Swords in Tarot represent mental and actual obstacles, fear, battles. Use them wisely, to cut through all these, with a clear mind, like in this scene from Kurosawa's masterpiece, 'The Seven Samurai'.


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Saturday, November 12, 2016


The Full Moon in Taurus, on Nov 14 is going to be 14% closer to the Earth than usual, hence it's a rare, SUPER MOON.

Taurus is the Moon's sign of exaltation. The Bull has long been lunar, although there's also the solar bull. The sacred bull's life force was regarded as magical, ever resplendent, think of the giant aurochs of old. Nature is where the myths originated. Taurus, possibly the oldest constellation, is one of the signs most associated with nature, being fixed Earth and entirely instinctual, sensual in it's experience of the material world. Sagittarius and Capricorn are also thus, but Taurus is one sign that can claim Earth as it's co-ruler.

The polarity of Taurus-Scorpio is powerful. The whole mysterious process of sex, death and rebirth is encapsulated therein, and the two are in an eternal and irresistible dance/conflict. The sunlight filling up this Moon is Scorpio powered, so not only is the Moon full, bigger and closer, but packing the most potent, polar mojo in the whole zodiac. You could say the Venus Moon is pregnant with Mars energy.

Nancy Hunter photo

Many people are fearing for the planet right now, but the Super Taurus Moon will give us the strength and stamina to stand firm in our will to protect her. Taurus is the original, immovable object. Try not to be too inflexible.

Meanwhile, Venus has entered Capricorn, so both the Goddesses are downright earthy/down to Earth. I should mention that Melania Trump is a Taurus, so like it or not, this will be a kind of inauguration for her. Have to say, she's probably the most Venusian first lady, ever. Don't be putting her down for having flaunted her body, that's just what Venus does.

So Venus rules the sensual Super Moon, and is in cahoots, in Capricorn. What else ?
Well, for most of the day, the Moon will be void of course - from about 5:52 am to 5:23 pm PST (3 hrs later in the east). Void of course periods can be a bit like Mercury retrograde, in that they are interludes where things may not turn out as planned or one can expect the unexpected. But they are a good time for time out. You can read all about them here:

BTW, looking up v/c times, I noticed that on election day, the Aquarius Moon was also void of course for around 7 hours, from 5:54 am - 1:45 pm PST. Aquarius being the sign of the masses, ruling the house of groups, friends. So no wonder things turned out not as foreseen, by many. And they may take another odd turn, yet.

Taber Studio Aug 21, 1888

Because the Moon is full and closer (therefore exerting more gravitational pull on the plates), and in the sign of Earth, there's a chance of earthquakes, following. Maybe if you live in an earthquake zone, get your kits prepared, just in case. That is not a prediction, just saying, the circumstances are there.

If you can, just take some time out to be Taurean on Moonday...
or is it Moo day ? Super Moo ! Personal, Full Moon rituals should include any or all of the following: eating sensually and with gusto, celebrating your earthiness and doing something stewardly, making love and/or music, gardening, art, lunch with friends, aromatherapy, singing, making offerings of food to the animals. If you are working, plod through unfinished projects, rather than starting new. Make sure to play soulful music while you work, and sing along. Be for real, wontcha, baby ?


But more importantly, as this is a Venus ruled Moon, it's loaded with love potential. Folks, not saying I'm all there, yet, but hate absolutely cannot and does not conquer hate. All these people are marching  with signs saying 'against hate' but shouting 'fuck Trump'. Well, which is it ?

I believe that Donald Trump, a Mercurial Gemini, is malleable and susceptible to thought influence. It is very important that we stop sending him hate and start sending him love. Ya, it's fun to tear at him, because he's said and done so much awful stuff, but that is not the answer and it won't help us any. What I saw when he made that acceptance speech was Grinch's heart starting to grow, under the magnifying glass - hope I'm right. He kind of couldn't believe it, and there was grace and humility peeping through - I'm not the only one who noticed. Let's work with that conception, make it grow. He has all the sad, hateful, angry people in the palm of his hand right now and some staff picks that are genuinely frightening. I believe he might be America's homeopathic remedy and if you've ever taken one, you know how sensitive they are to anything strong tasting/smelling (there's the Taurus rub).

 Bob Marley sang, 'The biggest man you ever did see was just a baby.' We are all just babies, and the Earth is our long-suffering, Taurean Mother. Try your best to love one another.

The Moon is exactly opp the Sun at 5:52 am PST/8:52 EST, and that's the last major aspect it makes to the Sun, before entering Gemini, so it's v/c immediately following. It will reach it's closest/largest about 2 hours after that.


Good-bye, Poet Leonard Cohen, gone to Elysian Fields.
Infinite gratitude for your beautiful, influential,
soul-healing, life-changing words and music.


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