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On Wednesday the nation was dealt yet another shock as protesters are said to have stormed the Capitol Building. This is adding more insult to injury and exhaustion. And there is only one way into the Capitol: someone is allowed in. The place is a fortress. Friday’s Planet Waves FM will be mostly a therapy session and partly analysis of this and the chart. I plan to have that on the new site at its usual time of about 10 pm Friday. I sometimes run early.
For today I have a discussion of what I would call spiritual astrology, based on the chart above, as is the weekly horoscope.
Jupiter and Saturn, now in Aquarius, shuffle all the dynamics of the world and of our lives. The current astrology is an excellent example of this. Chiron is now in early Aries, which is a distinction of our moment.
It’s something that many people are feeling and in some way experiencing, whether they give it a name or not. Said simply, it’s the crisis of individuating: of becoming a whole person, unto yourself.
We could offer a few other ways to describe Chiron in Aries, which include: the crisis of individuality; peeling back the layers of who you are not, to reveal who you are; learning that you are more than what you ‘identify with’; and standing up to those you consider part of your group (whatever form that may take, including your family).
Over the past few years, many planets have made squares to Chiron, mostly from Capricorn, and in particular Jupiter and Saturn. You can think of squares as enforced growth, and responding to an imminent crisis.
Now that Jupiter and Saturn have entered Aquarius, they are making sextiles to Chiron, which is more about having strength and traction. A sextile is more about free choice than a square is. It might represent a decision you make voluntarily rather than are forced into making. What this is about is described by the signs involved: Aries and Aquarius, the signs of the individual and the group, respectively.
Life has become a game of how little we can reveal so we are not cast off, beheaded or otherwise canceled.
Where the Individual Meets the Group
In our time, we have come to expect immediate rejection from any group with which we have any disagreement or personality clash. There is the expectation of no tolerance whatsoever of individuality.
While a good few people manage to get beyond this and express themselves, a great many are silenced, or silence themselves. This is more total submission than may seem obvious: the exact opposite of “being yourself,” “being real,” “authenticity,” and all those other woke-type states of being.
Life has become a game of how little we can reveal so we are not cast off, beheaded or otherwise canceled. A common excuse is to respect the comfort zones of others — as if it’s possible to live one’s life with the intent of making absolutely nobody uncomfortable. I keep wondering what happened to this spirit:
Yet this is exactly what we are being conditioned to do: to shrink so others feel safe. I’ve heard so many people say it doesn’t matter if they are actually safer; all that matters is that they personally don’t make anyone feel insecure. Which would be taking a lot of credit. Most insecure people work hard to stay that way.
It’s aspiration which keeps us going: some notion of growing, becoming, or exploring the world around us.
The Need for Personal Aspiration
Humans need something to aspire to. Life is full of ups and downs. It’s aspiration which keeps us going: some notion of growing, becoming, or exploring the world around us. For some, it’s about meeting people, for others, it’s about true love, and for others still, living simply does the trick. And all of those things started as aspirations, desires or needs.
Now they are being stripped away, in exchange for the prospect of everyone doing the same thing and acting the same and being confronted by the same limited possibilities. Note that there are some for whom this comes as a relief. I don’t think it will be for long.
There is no point being who you are if you can only do it alone. There’s no point in being together if we all have to act the same, think the same, and suppress our personal reality.
In states that are locked down, it’s depressing to have nowhere to go, nothing to do, and no way to express yourself among others except through digital, which for most means social media.
Yet Chiron in Aries is calling for asserting your individuality boldly. The forthcoming Aquarian alignment of Mercury and Jupiter provides the context. The context is about us. There is no point being who you are if you can only do it alone. There’s no point in being together if we all have to act the same, think the same, and suppress our personal reality.
The Healing Agenda
Where Chiron goes, it brings a healing agenda. That always begins with becoming aware of your situation. Chiron in Aries begins with self-awareness, which seems to be in short supply. First and foremost, Chiron in Aries is about the individual drive to heal, to be whole, and to self-actualize: to be real and present, in reality.
We talk a lot about corruption in government and the corporate world, without admitting the corruption of the individual that makes that possible. Healing that begins with each of us taking up the calling to heal our own lives. Chiron is about integrating the whole self. In that process, we redefine our relationships with everyone and everything.
Part of the American drama is near-total debasement of what it means to be healthy. I am stunned at the number of doctor visits so many people make, which never have anything to do with wellness. They are always about getting out of pain. Americans in particular are in love with the diet or health fad that promises immortality. Meanwhile more than 4 billion prescriptions are filled every year in the United States — more than 12 per year for every man, woman and child.
Then the American way of death is to treat it as entertainment in TV and movies (how many people have we all seen get blown up, shot, fall from buildings?) and then pretend it does not exist. It turns to shadow instead of a natural part of life. We are in a crisis right now that involves unresolved feelings about death being turned into medical tyranny.
The things we’re being promised will save us are making many people sick — and the crisis has been designed to be endless. Every strand of RNA is unique and highly unstable. How many times can the “new strain” ploy be used? I’ve seen it trotted out at last three times in the past 10 months.
How long before we figure out that the “test” that is not a test is the main problem and the thing being used to enslave us? How exactly did the most terrified among us get to be the ones who define the terms of reality and suppress all other views?
Eventually people will figure out what they have traded away for nothing but the empty promise of safety and immortality.
We Were Once the 99%
Suddenly the billionaires and the evil corporations we were proudly standing up to as the 99% are now our biggest heroes — and anyone who doesn’t cheer for them and what they do to us is an idiot.
Eventually people will figure out what they have traded away for nothing but the empty promise of safety and immortality.
Meanwhile, anyone who even attempts to analyze the threat can be called a threat — and removed from YouTube and social media platforms as such. This ensures that the people who don’t have a clue will never have a clue — until they figure out what has been taken from them and ask themselves why they have not seen their grandchildren (or left their home or breathed normally) for a year or two or more.
This issue is not about the government. It is not about Moderna, Pfizer or Anthony Fauci. It is about personal integrity. It’s about whether we are capable of thinking and listening. It’s about whether we care enough to do so.
It’s mostly about how we respond to fear, which is the first cousin of ignorance.
What do we do when every last claim of government and health officials has shown itself to be false, but nobody reports this news and many people don’t want to believe it? When we cannot debate the facts because we are told that debate is dangerous? That should be a clue — but for many, it’s not.
The pattern forming in the sky right now describes vividly the relationship between the individual and the group. But for that to happen, people have to be individuals first.
Evidence of Truth
Whether something terrifies you is not the only evidence of whether it’s true. In fact that is a fantastic formula for manipulation.
Even if you are certain there is a virus and a pandemic, you might agree that society — families, communities, and the vast professions we love and rely on such as theater and restaurants — did not need to be destroyed in the process of not curing it.
Once again this is about personal integrity above all else. Not the conduct of the group or some corporate entity. Not the conduct of the president. This is about each of us as individuals: whether and how we think, and whether we use what we know.
The pattern forming in the sky right now describes vividly the relationship between the individual and the group. But for that to happen, people have to be individuals first. That begins with knowing the difference between when you’re making up your own mind, and when you’re being told what to think. Here’s a clue: one is a lot more difficult than the other.
When words lose their meaning (or regulatory intent), we don’t know what we’re talking about
By Dr. David Martin
Let’s make sure we are clear…[the covid shot] is not a vaccine. They are using the term “vaccine” to sneak this thing under public health exemptions. This is not a vaccine.
This is mRNA packaged in a fat [lipid] envelope that is delivered to a cell. It is a medical device designed to stimulate the human cell into becoming a pathogen creator. It is not a vaccine. Vaccines actually are a legally defined term under public health law; they are a legally defined term under CDC and FDA standards.
And the vaccine specifically has to stimulate both the immunity within the person receiving it and it also has to disrupt transmission.
And that is not what this is.
They (Moderna and Pfizer) have been abundantly clear in saying that the mRNA strand that is going into the cell is not to stop the transmission, it is a treatment. But if it was discussed as a treatment, it would not get the sympathetic ear of public health authorities because then people would say, “What other treatments are there?”
The use of the term vaccine is unconscionable for both the legal definition and also it is actually the sucker punch to open and free discourse…
Moderna was started as a chemotherapy company for cancer, not a vaccine manufacturer for SARS-CoV-2. If we said we are going to give people prophylactic chemotherapy for the cancer they don’t yet have, we’d be laughed out of the room because it’s a stupid idea. That’s exactly what this is. This is a mechanical device in the form of a very small package of technology that is being inserted into the human system to activate the cell to become a pathogen manufacturing site.
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Thursday Evening Horoscope #258 for January 7, 2021
By Eric Francis Coppolino
Aries (March 20-April 19) — When you take care of your basic needs, you will get a positive result. It may not be the one you were expecting, and you may find that your priorities are shifting radically due to events that seem to be outside of your control. It is, however, crucial that you stay true to yourself despite much pressure to do and think what others say. Chiron in your sign is calling on you to remember who you are, and to be who you are whatever others might say, or what example they might set. One theme of the world right now is an almost unbearable pressure to conform with consensus reality. This is not your style, though it’s difficult for most people to stay alert and strong enough to resist complying, especially if they are afraid or confused. Therefore, seek to understand your fear, and not be its slave. And remember that you are a whole being. Everything comes back to that.
Taurus (April 19-May 20) — Mars has entered your birth sign after spending more than six months in the most sensitive and mysterious angle of your solar chart. Well, mysterious only if you have not been alert to a well-orchestrated endeavor to help you figure out who you are. And if you’re feeling that with confidence and certainty all of a sudden, be aware of what don Juan Matus called “clarity,” one of the enemies of humanity. That is about thinking you know when you don’t know. It should be called “false clarity”; however, I take his meaning to be pay attention and challenge yourself every time you think you know something for sure. You can only take action based on what you know at the moment, though you can also pause, pending additional information — and that is what the planets are urging that you do. Your determination could turn to aggression. So pause and reflect before making any decision that could backfire on you.
Gemini (May 20-June 21) — If you feel like you’re in a burning building, consider that it’s in your mind. It’s true that the world seems to be spinning off of its axis, though the real pressure you are feeling is internal. If you treat it that way, it will make much more sense to you, including your fear level, and your urge to react in some unusual way. Take it easy on yourself, and focus your awareness inward. It may not be easy to be with your thoughts and feelings, though that will be the most efficient way through. Admit and acknowledge every last thing you experience mentally or emotionally, no matter how weird or unseemly. Do not be offended by yourself. Do that Buddhist thing and watch your thoughts go by like a movie and see if you can allow your inner observer to do its work. Mercury entering Aquarius on Friday will provide an outlet for your energy, and I suggest you take advantage of it. Vent your energy rather directing it at yourself.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Now is the time to organize people around your plan. Amidst much chaos and disorder, you have a moment of fostering an organized plan — your plan, that is. Chiron in your 10th house describes you as the one in the position of executive authority. That means the creator and keeper of the plans, and part of that plan is about collaboration. This looks like it will be with existing groups to which you’re a welcome outsider, specifically because you have the central idea. Make sure you work with liaison people rather than trying to manage the whole group. Identify the best communicators and focus your energy on them. If the conversation gets rough, or you’re not getting basic respect, reorganize your accountability structure. Stick with the people who can focus on a common purpose and speak in whole sentences. You have more responsibility than most people recognize. There is only so much you can do to explain this even on a good day. Stick with the people who understand, and use your allies.
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — There may suddenly be a lot of people in your life, and you need to figure out who is who and what is what. Go through each person individually rather than thinking of them as a group. Make your own assessment of who serves what purpose, who is loyal to whom, and track issues such as loyalty and intelligence yourself rather than taking such matters solely on anyone’s say-so. The single most important human quality to focus on is spiritual affinity. This goes deeper than ego, ability, or stated intention. It’s a resonance that you might spot right away, and in some people, that might emerge over time. This is why you need to be observant and identify what motivates people. If you do this for a while, you will make some important and long-lasting friends. Time, however, is the only test of truth, and you must be honest with yourself about what you observe in people’s characters. The problem of corruption is now down to the level of the individual. Pay attention.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — Deception has become a way of life for many, and for much of the world; it cannot be one for you. This is not so easy as it may seem, because much of the time convenient assumptions pass for truth and understanding. What you must be wary of is hostility, resentment, anger and frustration. Those feelings are a sign that your illusions are being challenged. You may encounter a strong temptation to avoid or deny what you’re feeling, though I suggest you look directly at it. This is no time to be stuck on a version of reality that is not verified by direct experience. You can be stubborn and this is dangerous right now. You may be positioning yourself to experience some big shock or awakening. That’s not going to help you, either. If you feel yourself fighting or thrashing, you need another approach, since conflict does not contribute to your wellness. Above all, it’s essential that you monitor your sense of isolation. Learn how to reach out to others. Judging them does not help anything.
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — Whatever you’re doing will benefit from collaboration. Yet this is unlikely to be about any large group or collective but rather with an individual. This may be as little as a single conversation that focuses your mind, a relationship with a teacher or mentor, or someone you are called upon to assist. Rather than focusing on that, or on creating that, stick to what you’re doing for its own sake. The aspect of your being that I’m describing is not the one that moves out of a sense of duty, but rather true inner motivation. The notion of for its own sake is all but lost. This is a close cousin of it’s the thing to do at the time, which will also serve. Don’t involve yourself with outcomes; rather, stick to what feels right. This may end up being something you could describe as the path of least resistance. You may feel like you’re being carried. It may not be possible to predict the outcome, though that’s no reason to hesitate.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — Choose your battles, which means walking away from nearly all of them. Especially the one with yourself. All wellness begins with emotional self-care. Then attend to your physical needs. Please beware of any tendency that even vaguely resembles “you must feel what I feel” or “I must feel what you feel.” Beware of codependent setups where you are said to be protecting someone or you believe they are protecting you. It’s a long way from there to a self-serving free-for-all. It is, however, a fact that humans, as autonomous beings, are ultimately responsible for making their own choices, whether they eschew that or take it up boldly. It’s not up to anyone else to keep you healthy or safe. You are in command of your life, and the sooner you figure that out, the sooner you can get on with the business and pleasure of living. Get this whole aspect of your existence in order and others will take you more seriously. That, however, starts with you, not with them.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — Keep a grip on your spending, and invest your energy in thinking. You may need to resist one or two tempting opportunities to squander or otherwise misuse your funds. Stick to your established priorities, which should be minimal enough at this time. If you feel some unusual urgency to make something happen, the chances are it will cost nothing. Ideas are free, and greatly underrated. So if you feel the inclination to solve any problem by spending money, stop right there. Ask if you’re addressing the right issue. Then fully engage your brain identifying the actual problem and several potential solutions. You need choices to work from, so invest your energy coming up with different possibilities. Even simple problems can have multiple approaches, and you want the one that conserves energy, and addresses the most issues at once. Apply the law of unintended consequences, and find the approach that avoids them. That means having foresight. This is not your specialty but do your best.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — The run-up to the New Moon in your birth sign over the next six days may take you for a ride. I suggest you get a grip on your emotions, focus your priorities, and stay organized. Right now a lot of people are exhausted and flirting with giving up. You do not have that option. You might “let go and let God.” You might invoke the greatest good for all concerned. However, what’s happening is that you are growing and changing, and quite a bit of lived experience is coming to you rapidly. You have the choice to embark on this next stage with a positive focus, collecting and concentrating all that you’ve learned the past few years, or to play the victim. The latter would not serve you in any way other than as a distraction from your most essential responsibility to yourself. This is a message you’ve been offered many times before. You’re in a kind of squeeze now. Keep your focus and pull through to the other side.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — You have been under this kind of pressure before, though you now know much more about how to handle it. The opening is not as narrow as it seems. You’re going through a series of rebirths, yet at the same time, your new life has begun. You are actually in the new territory of your existence, which is another realm entirely. Properly transcribed from antiquity, “realm” means to rule, to direct, to keep straight and to guide. You are in a new reality where you must guide yourself, with faith in something larger. You do not, however, submit to some false notion of greater, or submit your soul for the sake of inclusion. It is far better to stand alone and apart, when your integrity requires you to do so. The strength of your character is being tested, and it will continue to be for the next two years of Saturn’s presence in your sign. It is now time to do the right thing — long before you’ve tried everything else.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — There are those days when you feel like you’re balancing the truth on your head and the fate of the Earth depends on your not dropping it. There are worse places to be, for example, living a lie as a matter of survival. While I’m on that topic, check in with that one. Whether survival means not being able to bear too much reality, or deceiving the public because your salary depends on it, this is not an option. In our times, thinking there is no such thing as truth is a way to grant oneself a pass. You can, if you want, stop doing that in all of its various forms. This will mean, among other things, organizing your concept of reality in such a way that allows for both logic and intuition. These things cannot come at the expense of one another. Though one may lead the way, the solution set to any genuine problem will be verified by both. Do not be lazy about this, or make any excuse to live in denial. Them days are gone.