Everywhere you shop, there is a shower curtain or sheet of Plexiglass that could no more stop a virus than it could stop smoke. Then there is the hand sanitizer, and the obsessive washing, and the bleaching of shopping carts, and doing the do-si-do at the convenience store. There are the people who stand back when you pass, like you’re strolling by waving a sharp sword. There are the people who drive with a mask and a visor when alone in the car.
Dear Friend and Reader:
With the Unites States election now over, maybe we can think about things that make a difference in our lives. First, whoever is declared the winner and takes office on Jan. 20 is tasked with doing his part to ensure that the United States remains a free society.
That includes not only the freedom to move around and do what you want, but also the freedom to make personal health choices, and have food to eat.
The new president’s role is not merely about getting a claimed pandemic under control. It is making sure we have lives worth living — the ones we’ve worked for all these years, dutifully contributing two days’ salary each week to support the government, and sacrificing life and limb in war upon war.
For the past nine months, the world and in particular the United States have been obsessed with what is claimed to be safety. We are wrapping our lives around obsessive-compulsive germophobia, fit for psychiatric diagnosis. Along the way, a prison-like mentality has taken hold throughout our society.
This has us lingering somewhere between a cloudy day in East Germany and an episode of Black Mirror. The readiness with which people have sacrificed their liberty to promised safety has been astonishing, particularly given that the sacrifices are real, and the safety is not.
Around the world and throughout much of the United States, people have submitted to mandatory masks and social distancing, and to lockdown and quarantine orders for healthy people for the first time in history. We have seen small community businesses devastated, while Target, Walmart and Amazon thrive. New York City culture, composed mainly of restaurants and theaters, is gone. This has mostly been accepted without any proof of effectiveness, all in the name of safety.
There are curfews coming back, as if a virus runs on a schedule. There are discussions of whether a “snack” is a “meal” for the purpose of what beverage you can drink, allegedly to create safety from the virus. I am not following the logic of any of this.
Everywhere you shop, there is a shower curtain or sheet of Plexiglass that could no more stop a virus than it could stop smoke. Then there is the hand sanitizer, and the obsessive washing, and the bleaching of shopping carts, and doing the do-si-do at the convenience store. There are the people who stand back when you pass, like you’re strolling by waving a sharp sword. There are the people who drive wearing a mask and a visor when alone in the car.
We have been told to wear masks when having sex, and better yet, (as reported over the summer) to have sex through a hole in the wall. Yes, health officials in both Vancouver BC and in New York City suggested that “glory holes” were protection against the virus. I wish I was kidding. Then it would be funny.
Fine and Imprisonment for Failure to Quarantine
Visit New York for vacation or to see family and you’re supposed to quarantine for two weeks, or face a $10,000 fine and two weeks imprisonment — when a person is healthy and has no known exposures. That’s a long time to hole up in a midtown hotel or your cousin’s house.
In England, you cannot meet with a friend in your home, if they don’t already live with you. You are supposed to socialize only within your ‘support bubble’. The government has regulated all social activity by fiat. Despite a claimed pandemic that is supposedly killing so many, deaths in England are down 11% from 2019.
Ordinary social events are being raided in the United States and elsewhere. New York City has been terrorizing Hasidic Jews.
Private homes are being invaded as well — for things like writing a Facebook post suggesting people go to a protest. New Zealand announced it is implementing camps for people who test positive, and by one report, for those who refuse to be tested, even though they have no symptoms. [Note, we know that some of these are in hotels, but involuntary detention is involuntary detention.]
In the U.S., the CDC recently released a plan for creating what it calls ‘Green Zones’ to keep us all safe. These range from confining people to a room in their home, or separating them from their family and taking them to camps in their community, such as in a converted school.
In New York, a law just passed the State Assembly giving local health departments the ability to rip individuals or groups from their homes and detain them if they are suspected of carrying a disease. Not actually sick. Not actually contagious. Merely suspected of being a carrier. Could you get more vague than that?
And all for what? A supposed illness with the same infection fatality rate as the seasonal flu (which has mysteriously disappeared). I often note the rhetorical device of using coronavirus, as mere influenza could have never evoked such terror. I had literally never heard the word until 2020. Novel indeed.
We are in an environment where rational ideas are not welcome. because they threaten the basis of fear. Anyone who suggests that some or all of this is wrong or even questionable risks being called a psychopath who wants to kill grandma. Many live as if there is a mandatory requirement to be anxious all the time, and attack anyone who seems even meekly serene about the presumed virus.
If you’re not nutso bonkers terrified, you must be careless and are therefore a health risk (to them). If you use science to question claims of government officials, you must be up late every night reading Q-Anon. If you care about the law, you risk being called a subversive.
I would, however, encourage you to do your own reading (which takes time) and to set aside the whole notion of a “conspiracy theory” and strive to understand the basic science behind this issue. That begins and ends with the PCR device. It is both the most important issue to understand, and the easiest.
Welcome to Planet PCR
Currently the world is held hostage by a bunch of people working various agendas (from governors, to leaders of NGOs like the World Health Organization, to those who proffer vaccines), and state-controlled media that cannot admit it was wrong. They have help from an artificial intelligence (AI) device called the PCR, or what you might think of as the virus dream weaver.
What you see on the news described as the “case count” is the count of PCR positives — not of cases of disease.
We live in the age of virtual and enhanced reality, and that is just what the Polymerase Chain Reaction is. I know this concept will sound like I read about it in a trashy science fiction novel with a cyborg on the cover in the back of the used bookstore down the street, but please, allow me to explain.
Based on computer programming, the PCR machine identifies fragments of genetic material (using primers, like what you type into a word search window), and makes more of it. Unlike word search, which can tell you accurately how many times the word “oxymoron” appears in a document, the PCR adds a little extra. Or a heck of a lot extra. It is so sensitive that according to Kary Mullis, its inventor, PCR “can find anything in anyone.”
Once started, the machine chugs along in what are called cycles, which double the amount of sought-after substance each time. The thing can be set for any number of cycles, though the usual range is 25 to 40. By the time you get to the higher end, the amount of genetic material found has been multiplied into the trillions.
If you set the PCR with a low cycle threshold, such as 25, you will get very few positives. If you set it at the higher end, you will get a great many positives. It seems most jurisdictions in the United State are using 40 or more cycles, which is going to create grossly disproportionate number of positives. In case anyone is wondering why the U.S. “pandemic” is allegedly so out of control, we might ask how many cycles are used in other countries.
So this ‘test’ is fully customizable, which is fantastic if you use it as a research tool (as it was intended) but deceptive if you claim it diagnoses anything, or that whoever gave the sample is sick. Using what the PCR finds and calling it a diagnosis is as ridiculous as finding half a hoof-print and claiming to have the whole unicorn.
In one lively incident, the PCR informed its masters that there were 146 cases of pertussis (whooping cough) at a large medical school in New Hampshire. This caused a massive disruption of life, contract tracing, 4,500 people getting injected with a vaccine and an actual health scare as so many in hospitals are vulnerable. When the samples were sent for proper confirmation, there were no cases, as in none whatsoever.
The Test that Tests for Nothing at All
It is well known and documented in all of the published technical literature that the PCR ‘test’ does not identify live virus, or infection, or infectiousness, or contagiousness, or illness. You might ask what it does identify then. I told you — fragments of genetic material called nucleotides, which match codes that are programmed into a computer. And evidently a bunch of other things, like pawpaw fruit and motor oil.
The ‘test’ identifies some genetic code that allegedly matches the PCR’s digital code. It is a device that is believed to hunt for a few molecules of any biological substance in the world. Then it goes to town making more of what is looking for — by a factor of a trillion or more. To state that a different way, this device can find two molecules of something and at a cycle threshold of 45, create approximately 35,500,000,000,000 of them. This stunt all takes place in approximately a quarter of a drop of water.
Then the result ends up on the front page of The New York Times, where they claim that 99,000 “confirmed cases” of sudden acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) have been diagnosed in one day. In reality, the PCR cooked it all up with enzymes and heat.
I mention the Times in particular because that’s the newspaper that has twice this year and once in 2007 published extensive articles about the problems with using the PCR as a test for anything. Invented in 1983, the controversial history of this device goes back to the mid-1990s, at the peak of the AIDS era — when it was causing similar problems.
In one lively incident, the PCR informed its masters that there were 146 cases of pertussis (whooping cough) at a large medical school in New Hampshire. This caused a massive disruption of life, contact tracing, 4,500 people getting injected with a vaccine and an actual health scare as so many in hospitals are vulnerable. When the samples were sent for proper confirmation, there were no cases, as in none whatsoever.
The Times covered Covid and ran its count of “confirmed cases” through the entire crisis, into August without admitting it knew about the problems with the PCR. It never admitted it had reported that an outbreak could be “confirmed” by the PCR when there were no cases.
Then mysteriously, an article appeared on Aug. 29, 2020 which admitted that 90% of these PCR positives might be wrong. The newspaper played it off as a situation where people were being tested too late, to claim that the case count still had relevance. But they know that’s not true. The newspaper aptly noted that when a “case” is “positive,” the cycle threshold is not discussed.
Notably, there are many documented sources of false positives with the PCR. To name a few, they include cold viruses, past SARS infection, other coronaviruses (there are many), according to one published paper, “all Asian viruses,” healthy genetic material, and cross-contamination at the time of sampling or in the processing lab.
“It’s very frustrating for the patients as well as for the physicians. Somebody comes in and they repeat their PCR and it’s like 37 cycle threshold but you never can culture virus from a 37 threshold cycle. So I think if somebody does come in with 37 or 38 even or 36 you got to say you know it’s just it’s just dead nucleotides.”
— Anthony Fauci, virus czar at the National Institutes of Health
The article quoted scientists incredulous that the 40 CT result (as used in New York) could be called a positive. One source in the story said that a CT of nothing more than 25 should be considered positive. However, for a test that can generate 100% false positives, zero cycles would seem to deliver the most accurate reading.
“I’m shocked that people would think that 40 could represent a positive,” Juliet Morrison, a virologist at the University of California, told the newspaper.
In a July interview, Anthony Fauci, the infectious disease czar at the National Institutes of Health, talked about the PCR problem. “If you get a cycle threshold of 35 or more, then the chances of it being replication competent are minuscule,” he said.
He’s saying you can’t take the stuff the PCR cooks up and actually make someone sick with it. You can’t grow some more in a lab. It is inert. He explained further:
“It’s very frustrating for the patients as well as for the physicians. Somebody comes in and they repeat their PCR and it’s like 37 cycle threshold but you never can culture virus from a 37 threshold cycle. So I think if somebody does come in with 37 or 38 even or 36 you got to say you know it’s just it’s just dead nucleotides.”
Frustrating to doctors and patients? What about frustrating to the whole world, which is being held hostage by the misuse of this device?
Back in early January, a German researcher named Christian Drosten wrote the PCR primers from the codes of known viruses, and gave instructions for the supposed test that included a cycle threshold of 45. He was not taking any chances; I guess he didn’t want to miss a single dead nucleotide. In the U.S., the Aries-Luminex PCR, one of the top four devices used, is set by default at 45 cycles. Thinking this is medically relevant is like amplifying electrical static so loud that it shakes the windows and expecting to hear Carole King.
These modes of proof are the scientific foundation of virology — the thing that distinguishes it from a religion. These are not mere technicalities; they are the elements of proof, which are necessary when a society is making a “scientific” claim that it is using to justify extreme measures against its population.
The Case of the Mimicked Human Specimen
In the document above, the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) admits that it does not have a sample of the virus. The way they say that is, “since no quantified virus isolates of the 2019-nCoV are currently available, assays designed for 2019-nCoV were characterized stocks”— that is, a lab-made pre-selected genetic sequence, to “mimic clinical specimen.”
(See more about this issue in the British Medical Journal. The question of the existence of the virus has become a topic in mainstream medicine.)
This is for the purpose of telling the PCR what to look for — to program the primer into the machine, like a word into a search field. It is in essence looking for a fake virus — one that is based only in computer code.
To find a real virus in the real population, they must use a real sample, or the whole thing is science fiction. The reason they have to mimic a clinical specimen is because they don’t have any actual specimens. The government claims that some 220,000 people have died from a virus and they cannot get an actual clinical specimen.
So they tell the PCR to look for something else, a virus that nobody can actually be infected with because it’s just some code off the shelf in the gene bank database. Read that document below carefully! Don’t let the technical jargon get in the way. All it says they take some stock virus, mix it with human cells, sequence that, tell the PCR to look for it and then when it finds that, call it “Covid positive.”
I am actually laughing writing this. That’s how ridiculous it is to call this a “outbreak.” They are looking for a virus that cannot exist naturally in the population because the PCR primers come from a lab. So when it finds something, it has to be something other than 2019-nCoV because they never found the stuff in nature, that is, in sick people. Don’t worry, my head is spinning too.
The Scientific Foundation of Virology
Virology is a science, which means that it has methods that must be used and standards that must be met to establish proof of its claims. This includes isolation and purification of a virus, so that it can be tested and proven to be dangerous, or not (most viruses are harmless). Yet the federal government by its own admission has no measurable quantity of SARS-CoV-2 (see graphic above).
The United States is claiming that a virus has killed more than 220,000 people but admits that it has no actual virus from patient samples.
Classical modes of proof are the scientific foundation of virology — the thing that distinguishes it from a religion. They are called Koch’s postulates and Rivers’ postulates, virology’s special scientific methods proving that a claimed agent causes a disease.
Dr. Tom Cowan is the best source for an explanation of the isolation and purification issue and why it is so important. For a coherent, short presentation on Koch’s Postulates and viruses, please see this presentation by Dr. Andrew Kaufman.
They are not mere technicalities, or dusty relics of another century; they are the elements of establishing the truth, which is necessary when a society (that is, the government) is making a “scientific” claim that it is using to justify extreme measures against its population. They are also necessary when considering measures to mitigate the outbreak, for example, a vaccine.
How is creating a vaccine is even possible when by the federal government’s own admission, the virus has not been isolated or purified?
It is true that scientists claim that SARS-CoV-2 exists. Yet The assertion of a scientist is not the same as scientific proof. Science is a method of arriving at the truth, not the claim of an authority figure to be taken on faith.
I am wondering why we even need a vaccine for a claimed disease with a survival rate of around 99.8%. That would be classified as a nonlethal illness — which only kills when a person is already very sick and near or beyond the average life expectancy. By one reading, this is all about the vaccine.
A survival rate of 99.8% is different from the disease we were promised, that could infect up to 70% of the population and kill 2.2 million healthy Americans. We remember that, right — the false calculation of Neil Ferguson that led to the lockdowns? We were told that it was not a matter of when, not if, everyone was going to be infected.
This all leads to a question: If SARS-CoV-2 is not proven to exist, and if the tests are not picking up anything that leads to sickness, then what is making people sick? That needs to be studied, not covered over with a virus that has not been properly identified.
This is a crucial question and sadly, there are a lot of possibilities. People get sick every day, and respiratory illnesses are common — and every disease state ascribed to causation by SARS-CoV-2 existed before the outbreak is said to have begun. This is crucial: there is no new disease, rather, there are only old diseases that are being blamed on a virus that cannot be tested for, and which the government admits it does not have a sample of.
The Health Information Blackout
In the midst of a supposed health crisis, we’re not being told anything about how to take care of our health or nurture immunity. We are only being ordered to stay apart and cover our faces until Corporate America comes to the rescue with another product — one that they’re planning to force-inject despite a person’s state of health, philosophy of health or religious views.
Through this year, I’ve learned many things about how to boost immunity and ward off viruses, which include getting rest, reducing stress, eating well, drinking water, proper breathing, and use of specific vitamins (C and D) as well as zinc and melatonin. It is well established science that zinc deactivates coronaviruses, whether in supplement form, gargling or lozenges. Why aren’t people being told about this? Why isn’t this on CNN every hour of the day and night?
When the president of the United States was hospitalized for Covid, C, D, zinc and melatonin was one of the protocols he was given — and it’s available for ten bucks at the local CVS or Rite Aid. Some might think that “nutritional health” is voodoo, but if so, why is it administered by captains and colonels at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center? Were they brainwashed by holistic health propaganda on Mercola.com?
It seems to be that any product that might get in the way of a vaccine or patent medicine has been banned from public knowledge. In the middle of a “pandemic,” I have seen multiple notices that the U.S. Congress is taking up a measure to ban homeopathy — a form of medicine that has helped many during this crisis. Restricting other forms of medicine is historically about driving business to conventional medicine and drug companies.
A similar situation exists with masks. We are told over and over again how effective they are, something most people evidently believe. We are not told that they are depriving our brains of oxygen (dangerous, particularly for children). While surgeons do wear masks, we are not told that extra oxygen is supplied to operating rooms to compensate for the loss.
Of Law and Medicine
This week, we learned that Purdue Pharma, who got millions hooked on OxyContin (that is, opioids), will be dissolved, as it cannot pay $8.3 billion in fines for the damage that it caused society. Many still look to the pharmaceutical industry as the paragons of virtue.
A similar situation exists with masks. We are told over and over again how effective they are, something most people evidently believe. We are not told that they are depriving our brains of oxygen (dangerous, particularly for children). While surgeons do wear masks, we are not told that extra oxygen is supplied to operating rooms to compensate for the loss. We are not told that masking forces people to re-breathe bacteria and viruses that we need to exhale to stay healthy. [Also please see this essential video.]
We are not told that the mask activates the immune system because it’s a foreign object interfering with a bodily function. Wearing a mask is like running your car’s exhaust into the passenger cabin.
There is no discussion of the toxicity of plastic masks, which include particulates, Teflon, phthalates, dyes and many chemicals. All we see is endless propaganda that masks “work” with no acknowledgment of the other sides of the issue.
There is not one study anywhere demonstrating that a surgical mask or cloth face covering blocks a virus — which is exactly why we are using it.
Last week an article appeared in The Guardian, a left-leaning British newspaper. It profiled Jonathan Sumpton, a former justice on the country’s Supreme Court. He said something to the public I have thought many times this year.
“The ease with which people could be terrorised into surrendering basic freedoms which are fundamental to our existence…came as a shock to me in March 2020,” he said.
“The British public has not even begun to understand the seriousness of what is happening to our country. Many, perhaps most of them don’t care, and won’t care until it is too late. They instinctively feel that the end justifies the means, the motto of every totalitarian government which has ever been.”
How many times have you heard “whatever it takes” or “better safe than sorry”? This is being used to justify everything — no matter how dangerous, toxic, pointless or intrusive of privacy and personal boundaries.
When I ventured to criticise [the police] in a BBC interview for acting beyond their powers, I received a letter from the Derbyshire police commissioner objecting to my remarks on the ground that in a crisis such things were necessary. The implication was that in a crisis the police were entitled to do whatever they thought fit, without being unduly concerned about their legal powers. That is my definition of a police state.
— Lord Sumpton, former justice of the British Supreme Court
Governing by the Power of Public Fear
Lord Sumpton summed it all up when he said: “The government has discovered the power of public fear to let it get its way.”
“I do not doubt the seriousness of the epidemic,” he added, “but I believe that history will look back on the measures taken to contain it as a monument of collective hysteria and governmental folly.” (I would like to explain the PCR to him. He might want to litigate the issue.)
The UK government’s advisory board, called SAGE, cautioned earlier this year that, “Citizens should be treated as rational actors, capable of taking decisions for themselves and managing personal risk.” This is not the approach that was taken, however. That’s not what a lockdown is.
People take health risks voluntarily every day, and subject one another to them. I don’t believe anyone has a right to spray Roundup on my food, on their land or in public parks. It causes non-Hodgkins lymphoma. But to live in society, I have to live with those potential dangers and avoid them if I can.
Lord Sumpton concluded:
“When I ventured to criticise [the police] in a BBC interview for acting beyond their powers, I received a letter from the Derbyshire police commissioner objecting to my remarks on the ground that in a crisis such things were necessary. The implication was that in a crisis the police were entitled to do whatever they thought fit, without being unduly concerned about their legal powers. That is my definition of a police state.”
We are told that there is some conflict between individual rights and the right to not be killed by the police. They are all the same rights. This is a false dichotomy. We have a right to the accurate misconduct records of police officers, and we have a right to know what the government knows about what it’s claiming is “scientifically proven” when those claims are used to make policy.
Can You Breathe?
The United States consciously experienced its own version of a police state the day that George Floyd was murdered by the Minneapolis police. This was a breaking point in a long train of events. Among his last words were, “I can’t breathe.” At the time this struck me as both tragic and ironic given that the entire United States was being ordered to be gagged by masks, which obstruct the airway. You have a right to breathe. Everyone has a right to breathe. I think we can all agree on that.
Masks asphyxiate a person slowly rather than quickly, though it’s asphyxiation in either case. And it happens to many, many more people. To say that they are different is to say that there’s such a thing as a little dioxin.
How do you feel after wearing a mask all day? Dizzy? Light-headed? Lethargic? Sick? Do you have a slight cough? How do you feel when you take it off and draw an actual breath of clean air?
According to OSHA, the federal workplace safety agency, and the EPA and every other agency, you have a right to breathe clean air in your workplace, in your home, and in any public or private space.
We are told that there is some conflict between individual rights and the right to not be killed by the police. They are all the same rights. This is a false dichotomy. We have a right to the accurate misconduct records of police officers, and we have a right to know what the government knows about what it’s claiming is “scientifically proven,” when those claims are used to make public policy.
The new president has an obligation to the American people to tell us the truth about Covid, rather than to use as political leverage. We have a right to the truth about the virus and whether it exists, and about the true nature of the PCR machine. If something other than SARS-CoV-2 is making people sick, we have an absolute right to know what it is.
There are two essential ingredients to a police state.
One is government by force and terror. The other is government by deception and denial. In the United States of America, we are promised an open government of, by and for the people, and we are therefore entitled to an honest government. This is especially true with matters that are so deeply impactful on a personal level, where health and safety decisions are being made — about us and our children.
These decisions all impact the future. We have seen very little thinking that considers anything more than an immediate need; thinking that considers the impact of our choices on young people with much longer futures than we have. We have seen little to no discussion on what kind of society we want to have after this is over. By definition, pandemics end. This one seems to be designed as a perpetual crisis.
That needs to stop.
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Monday Evening Horoscope #251 for November 2, 2020
By Eric Francis Coppolino
Aries (March 20-April 19) — Do not be too eager to move forward with your plans when Mercury stations direct on Tuesday. Mars, your ruling planet, is still retrograde until the 13th. You will have a whole other perspective at that point, and many more options available than the ones you see today. You may feel some temptation to act on something important this week, potentially a sensitive matter involving a relationship. However, all the next moves belong to someone else; this is not checkers, where you take turns. Rather, be observant, and listen, listen, listen. Listen for what people close to you say they’re planning and intending to do. Notice how they solve their problems, or attempt to do so. This phase of the discussion is not about you, so be careful not to take on what is not your own. Wait for events closer to the 13th, when Jupiter meets Pluto in your house of professional activity, and when Mars stations direct in your sign or rising sign. That is your signal to get into position but not move in a lurch. Move slowly and consciously, one decision at a time.
Taurus (April 19-May 20) — This past weekend’s Full Moon in your birth sign provided you with a jolt or shakeup of some kind. The dust is not only not done settling, it’s still getting churned up by events in Libra and Aries. These may seem to be slightly off your radar, though you must watch events as they unfold, because they are likely to at least influence you, directly or indirectly. Hang loose until Mars stations direct; this event will help you figure out where you stand with yourself more than with others — that is what you really need to know. There is something troubling you, a kind of inner irritant. This is rooted in some of your worst fears, and issues that have been following you around for a long time. You may not fully understand them yet, but if you do know some of the territory, you can go deeper into understanding your situation. In these days, you can make discoveries about guilt, anger and resentment that change your life, and help you get closer to the people you love, and who love you — if that is what you want. Your pain serves only to distance you from others.
Gemini (May 20-June 21) — Mercury stations direct Tuesday, though this is unlikely to be the usual all-green, spring forward variety. I suggest you be more cautious than usual. Your situation is not as complex as it may seem, though it’s taking place in your 5th solar house, Libra. This is the place where “one thing leads to another,” where decisions can have unintended consequences — which can cause difficulties, be brilliantly creative, or both. Give Mercury direct some time to gather momentum, and while you’re doing that, pay attention to your public flank. That would be Aries, where Mars is stationing direct over the next 10 days or so. At the moment we are all living in the echo chamber, hall of mirrors and circus of distractions known as the digital realm. Your role here can be significant, and you have more influence than you may think. You can also misread the signals, and misjudge public opinion, including that of your friends. And this could have some damaging results. I’m not saying keep quiet. I’m saying keep your ears on and get a sense not just of the weather but of how rapidly it’s changing. In fact, we are approaching “Opposite Day.” Many will be confused. Do not fall for it.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — You seem to be in a professional situation that is balanced on a ledge. Though this is causing you some stress, it’s not all as bad as it may seem. The key, the very key, is to maintain your balance while you figure out the way forward. Balance means in your relationships, and in your various circumstances. You don’t need to throw your weight around; you barely need to shift your weight. Leaning into the situation is the right approach. Your mere presence will have an influence, so the only thing you need to signal is that you’re aware. It’s important that you not take the role of the ‘enforcer’. Keep that in the background, and delay taking any decisive action with people in your life, whomever they might be. However, you must be particularly careful with both employees and bosses. The crux of the matter involves power relationships, and there is a turning point when Mars stations direct on Nov. 13. At the moment, the way to maintain your power in those situations is to be a bit of the man behind the curtain. You will know people are wondering what you’re thinking if they ask you how they can help, and ask you to decide how.
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — The life you’re living now is different from the one you’ll be living in three months. You might not think that much could change that fast, though hindsight will tell. Now, however, is the time to be centered in the moment and to look ahead. Perhaps you’re familiar with the ‘wrap up loose business and plan your intentions’ quality toward the end of the lunar cycle, or during Mercury retrograde. Think of what’s happening now as the run-up to a New Moon that only happens once every 20 years. Someone might experience this three or four times in a lifetime. (By coincidence, they happen close to or directly within even zero years — 1960, 1980, 2000, 2020.) Yet this one is the most directly connected to you and your circumstances, particularly your relationships and your relationship to your environment (meaning, your surroundings in any sense of the idea). You’re about to live in a larger world, with more options than you’re accustomed to. This comes along with an increase in your responsibilities, which may at first feel like pressure. You’re accustomed to taking on a lot. However, the so-called civilized world has never needed leadership as much as it does today. You are on the team.
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Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — You can begin this week to work out certain financial issues that have been troubling you, though part of this is invested in a relationship or partnership of some kind. That will take time to work out, and it calls for both understanding and a measure of compromise. Bear in mind your identity is invested in a situation that is calling for you to be independent — within that scenario. This is not about revolting but rather understanding. Independence is not about a showdown. It’s more about showing up, and also knowing where the line is between you and another person. One of the distinctions of Virgo is the tendency of those with this sign strongly placed (Moon, Sun, rising, Chiron) to invest their reality in another person. Then when you grow out of that context, you become more independent, and seek to define your new reality through that independence. Then you tend to repeat the cycle. With the presence of Chiron in Aries, you are outgrowing this approach. It is being replaced with a more holistic point of view. Your life is about you, now, and the people in your life now. You are your own person and they are theirs. That’s the way it’s always been.
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Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — Mercury stations direct in your birth sign Tuesday, which comes with a revelation or a discovery of some kind. Yet don’t take it too seriously, or rather, take it seriously enough to test it out for about a month or so. We live in the time when a hypothesis is confused with the scientifically established fact. That’s another way of saying a theory is often confused with the proven idea it might lead to. This is a mistake to avoid, and you can do so easily. Keep fact-checking yourself. That’s the “how do I know that?” meditation. Just keep asking yourself that. It’s much more fun than a video game. You will start to see how much of what you rely on is merely an assumption rather than knowledge. And as you exchange your suppositions for factually grounded analysis, you will feel better about yourself. You’ll feel solid in ways that you rarely do. You will have better leverage when it comes to making decisions. And you will not feel so much at the mercy of other people’s decisions. It’s also fair to ask them: how do you know that?
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Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — Tuesday’s Mercury station direct takes place in an angle of your chart that focuses the question: what do you allow yourself to think? And if you don’t allow something, how exactly do you disallow it? What is your method of enforcement? This can go so far that people can live in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, or their own Private Idaho. Please don’t go there. Yes, you have the capacity to, because you have such a strong and creative mind. Yet at this stage of your life it’s time to commit yourself to understanding your personal truth, and living as if it were true. Both count. Whatever your mind is conjuring up at the moment is going to pass through a filter that we could call a reality check. You may ask yourself if what you’re considering or thinking is true. You might tell yourself that it’s not. Frame the question another way, or work the analysis out differently. You may not get a different answer, but you will advance your thinking on the issue. Think of this as a filtration process. Be as objective as you can be and let the facts lead you where they will.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — You may sense that some tremendous change is coming, though one way to describe this is to say you’re aligning with your personal truth. Your underlying reality is not changing much. Rather, you’re catching up with yourself on a journey long in motion. Ultimately this comes down to your priorities. That’s another way of saying your agenda. What typically happens is that people allow others to set their agenda for them, usually connected to some form of obligation. You might ask yourself: if you suddenly found yourself freed from all of your commitments, what would you do? You might choose some of them again immediately. Others, you might dispense with and never miss them. Yet some things you would never miss offer the greatest promise of growth, strength and expression of your potential. Some things you want, you don’t need much and would not miss. Think of the next few weeks as a time of sorting your desires from your needs, sorting your expectations from what you understand to be the potential product of a valid agreement. More than anything, ask yourself what you want, and ask the question every day of your life.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — A professional situation that seemed stuck the past couple of weeks will resolve itself, and be revealed as the consequence of a misunderstanding. The question is, what was the source of that confusion? You could size this up several ways, though I suggest you begin with how things might have gone differently if you’d had more confidence in yourself. Did you balk or falter or hesitate to stand up for yourself at any point along the way? If so, what did that feel like at the time? My hunch is that there’s something going on about confidence related to whether your family will accept you as you are. This then translates into many other situations in your life. It’s important that you spend some of your time around people you’re certain accept you, though of course, this is always subject to various tests of circumstance. You might one day say something that others decide does not fit their particular bill. It is, however, equally important that you learn how to conduct yourself where you fear that others might not approve of you, your politics, your sexuality, your opinions or whatever. Simply put, you must be a bigger person than all of that. And you are.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — If you want to reach people with an idea, that must be your intent, and also built into the design scheme. It’s easy to envision something you see as beautiful. That does not mean you will reach others the way you want — and that may not be its purpose. But when this becomes the focus, when you know your need is to connect, then that calls for special practices to ensure you’re coming across. I was once writing an investigative article after five years of research and reporting. I would print the article, copy it 10 times, and give it out to people in the neighborhood — friends, shopkeepers, street urchins, and ask them to read it, and tell them I would be back in an hour. I would then ask what they read. Based on what they got wrong, I would rewrite the piece to make it stronger, clearer, easier to follow. Sometimes you need to leave out details. Sometimes one perfect detail gets the result you want. Getting an effect or a result is as much about others as it is about you. For that to work, you need to tune into where others are coming from. This is not about ‘pure art’. It’s about communication.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — A situation involving a joint financial interest or venture may have been delayed or stuck, symbolized by Mercury retrograde in your house of shared resources. There were communication issues that needed to be worked out, though some of those involved you giving up certain oversight roles that you now need to reclaim. Ask yourself, as well, whose vision is being created; in this, and anything that you are doing now. You are naturally the collaborative type, and you’re often willing to compromise to keep people involved, or because you think they may be more qualified. What you find, over and over, is that you know what you’re doing while others do not always come close to meeting that distinction. Keep this in mind as you meet and engage with people this week. Meanwhile, Mars is getting ready to station direct in your 2nd solar house, Aries. That will also help your cash flow, and now is the time to prepare for this by getting your business affairs and plans in order, pronto. The world has changed, particularly where business is concerned. Deal yourself into the game.