by Isaac George
May 15th, 2013
From a recent post by astrologer extraordinaire Rob Brezsny on Facebook:
QUESTION. How can an intelligent, educated person possibly believe astrology has any merit?
ROB BREZSNY. Many of the debunkers who’re responsible for trying to discredit astrology have done no research on the subject. They haven’t read smart astrological philosophers like Dane Rudhyar, don’t know that seminal astronomer Johannes Kepler was a skilled astrologer, and aren’t aware that eminent psychologist C.G. Jung cast horoscopes and believed that “astrology represents the summation of all the psychological knowledge of antiquity.”
The closest approach the fraudulent “sceptics” usually make to the ancient art is to glance at a tabloid horoscope column. To match their carelessness, I might make a drive-by of a strip mall and declare that the profession of architecture is shallow and debased.
That’s one reason why these ill-informed “sceptics” spread so many ignorant lies. For instance, they say that astrologers think the stars and planets emit invisible beams that affect people’s lives. The truth is, many Western astrologers don’t believe any such thing. Astrologer Richard Tarnas says it well: Just as clocks tell time but don’t create it, the heavenly bodies show us the big picture but don’t cause it.”
I decided to share this as a form of introduction to astrology for you, just in case you had any misperceptions about what astrological influences are and how they work. I know you’re not a hard-nosed ‘sceptic’, or you wouldn’t be reading this. However, there are many kinds of deniers floating around these days, even within spiritual and metaphysical groups. When was the last time you heard the quip “that’s not in my Reality”? Well my dear Reader, there is a bit of a disconnect in those kinds of statements.
After I read Rob’s post on Facebook, I responded with the following:
“The stars and planets DO emit invisible beams…radio waves and electromagnetic wave fronts. To say that the human body and psyche cannot be imprinted by these energies at birth and throughout a lifetime is as unhelpful as saying that the Sun has nothing to do with informing and influencing the biosphere of Earth, whereas without the Sun, the Earth would be a dead rock. Very grateful to Rob for this statement, but we astrologers need not apologize to the critics for anything. Any study of quantum physics should include astrology as a road map of Consciousness within our Solar System.” – Isaac George
From the time I began studying astrology 18 years ago, I have always viewed the influences that are produced by the planets, stars and other cosmological bodies to be just another part of the known electro-magnetic spectrum of light and sound waves. These celestial points in the deep reaches of our galaxy and this local Universe all have their own radio wave ‘signature’. Within our own Solar System, each planet sings its own song, and the Sun itself produces a massive electromagnetic symphony all the time, and every part of our biosphere and the Earth itself responds to all of it. Remember, the Earth also has its own song, a vibrational signature we have named the Schumann Frequency. All of life here is bathed in this heady mix of visible and invisible spectrums of light, sound, and electromagnetic radiation and chemical compounds pretty much all of the time. Even those claiming to have achieved enlightenment are as affected as any other human being, plant or animal. We are all influenced by the Universe, because we are the Universe. Consciousness is acting upon Itself. Don’t kid yourself. If you are here on the planet, or anywhere inside the orbit of Pluto, you are experiencing this particular unfolding of Consciousness as expressed in the celestial language of Love. No one and nothing is exempt or sitting on the side-lines.
When our bodies are first exposed to the terrestrial atmosphere at birth, an imprinting of our fields and physical body occurs that is expressed as our birth or Natal chart. It doesn’t matter if the astrological system is Vedic (Hindu) or Tropical (Western). Other forms of divination serve to express this imprinting, from the I Ching, to throwing the bones or reading tea leaves. The pattern of Consciousness is expressed in the wiring of our DNA. In the metaphor of the Matrix movies, we are simultaneously in charge of our choices, and also subject to our destiny. When we become completely aligned with our authentic Nature and Divine Blueprint, these seemingly external forces do not exert the same complete hold on us that they normally do. However, the trick is to flow with the Tao, and not to resist our destiny as well – the celestial ‘Plan’ that will lead us to wisdom and harmony. That ‘Plan’ is now showing itself with a significant activation of Awareness in the collective unconscious of humanity, triggering a mass awakening of unprecedented scale. The Dec.21st, 2012 portal alignment was a big trigger to initiate and accelerate a process of the Ascension to a new evolutionary state of Being. The process I am writing about here preceeded that event and continues to gather momentum.
Welcome to the new normal.
The last square of Uranus and Pluto occurred last September 20th, almost exactly eight months ago. Since then we are becoming more and more collectively aware of the continuing breakdown of the old paradigm systems and the exposure of corruption at the highest levels of the planetary ‘game’. Many of us are feeling the pull between fear and a vision of realizing a new world. Many are struggling to just survive and cope with economic dislocation, political upheavals and uncertainty, climate change, and being just plain depressed or hopeless of anything possibly getting any better. When Saturn entered the sign of Scorpio on October 5th, 2012, another major activation began, in which issues of child sexual abuse and abuse of power and position in general started to accelerate. Of course, all of this was occurring against the background of expectation surrounding the date of December 21st, 2012. Fingers were crossed…bets were being placed. What would happen, and what would reality begin to look like on or after this momentous shift of the ages?
Then the massacre at Newton, MA., USA happened…right before the magical date prophesied in the Mayan Long Count Calendar and the traditional celebrations of Christmas. The aftermath of the Newton shootings is one of confusion and obfuscation. Was it a black op, designed to derail the upwelling of consciousness in anticipation of the major event of Dec.21st? Or perhaps it was just another contorted example of America’s love affair with guns and violence. Saturn in Scorpio can also be a metaphor involving the death of the innocents (innocence) through violent means. Saturn’s mythological persona was well-known for his infanticide – the killing of one’s own progeny to maintain power and control. Scorpio is co-ruled by Pluto, the ancient Lord of Death and Rebirth. If there is a Newtonian conspiracy, it is veiled by many layers of misinformation and disinformation…more Scorpionic secrecy, deception and manipulation.
While Uranus in Aries is the awakener, Pluto in Capricorn embodies conformity to and maintenance of the status quo…the ruling elite if you will. The current power structure is very Saturnine and Capricornian (Saturn’s rules Cap). Structure, hierarchy, tradition and a parental-type control are it’s attributes. Pluto also has that Scorpio signature, and we can see this played out in any form of sexual predation, casual violence, blood sacrifice and the like. I know this may sound and feel very disturbing and uncomfortable to read, but in order to transmute and heal the shadow within and without, we must first stop denying it and confront it. Treating this material as transpersonally as possible is usually the best approach as well. However, some of us do like the titillation of going to horror movies and reading horror novels just to get our heart pumping. The recent success of the HBO hit series “Game of Thrones” shows us a fantasy mirror of the old world in which power politics, patriarchal hierarchies, and unthinkable horrors of both human design and other-worldly nature collide. When governments say this is a time to impose ‘austerity’, it is an externalisation of Pluto in Capricorn, or more accurately, Pluto with Saturn. Saturn’s old Greek name is ‘Chronos’. The whole point is to try to perpetuate the dynasty already in place.
Pluto went retrograde (click here for a treatise on retrograde planets) on April 12th, just three days before the Boston Marathon bombing. Ironically this date was also the 101st anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic, and is also Tax Filing Day in the United States.
Pluto retrograde is usually going to be even more intense than the direct motion. Pluto retrograde will be exerting more influence internally and psychologically. Things will bubble up from the unconscious, both individual and collective, that have been hidden for some time. With Pluto in Capricorn, this pressure may be experienced as a fear of change, or imagined fear of any kind, but certainly a fear of ‘not-being’ and especially of ‘not having’ and ‘there isn’t enough’. With Pluto retrograde in the Sign of Capricorn, any unseen or unacknowledged fear of lack and not being supported will be amplified, while at the same time the temptation to look to our human structures of finance and government as a solution for our economic and physical security may become more pronounced, at least temporarily. Conversely, some of us will interpret this energy as a call to question, investigate, uncover and expose malfeasance and corruption. I found it quite amusing to read that recently the tax collector in Britain, HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) was revealed through some leaked documents that significant tax breaks were given to major corporations based inside and outside the U.K. After these revelations, which seem to be part of an on-going and systemic form of cronyism, an astonished press and an angry populace erupted across the headlines. The amusing part is this sort of thing has been happening since time immemorial, and yet it is presented as being a recent phenomenon. Oh, I forgot to mention that the Scorpio-Pluto vibration also rules taxation.
To understand the deeper alchemy of Uranus in Aries, it may serve to have a little history of the mythology. Uranus and Saturn aren’t the best of chums. Saturn, as previously mentioned, was a jealous god, and ate all his offspring to prevent a rival from taking his throne. Uranus was castrated by Saturn, and his genitals were tossed in the ocean (Neptune – Pisces). When Uranus’ semen connected with the oceans, Venus was born and rose from the sea. But Venus was not the only goddess born from this violence. Other gods and goddesses were also created, and they eventually ganged up on Saturn and overthrew him. Neptune (and Chiron) are in the sign of Pisces as the drama between Uranus and Saturn (Capricorn) heats up. The square on May 20th is round three, or the Third Initiation. (Chart below – downloadable version provided underneath image in .PDF format)
Uranus is called ‘the father of archetypes’, and is naturally associated in modern astrology with the Sign of Aquarius. Uranus is electrical, revolutionary and unpredictable…and can be the source of divine inspiration and genius. Considering the mythological history of Uranus (the ‘Sky God’), he is also the fomenter of revolution and change, and will sweep away the old to make way for the new. In this way Uranus’ function is similar to the role of Vishnu the Destroyer from the ancient Vedic scriptures.
Uranus entered the cardinal Fire sign of Aries on March 11th, 2011, just two hours after the massive undersea quake and tsunami that levelled coastal areas in Sendai Prefecture on the island of Honshu, Japan. Uranus was still in the sign of Pisces at the time of the earthquake. Pisces, ruled by Neptune, is the province of the oceans and undersea quakes. After Uranus ingressed into Aries, the reactors at the Tepco facility at Fukushima began to experience problems with their cooling systems. In very short order, a nuclear catastrophe that would rival Three Mile Island in the USA and Chernobyl in the former Soviet Union began to unfold. Although there was a square to Pluto at the time, it was not as exact as the two recent ones in 2012. Nonetheless, the archetypes of Pluto – plutonium, and Uranus – uranium were now fully manifested in the world’s awareness. Aries was now a nuclear fire, not a mythological one.
As I have previously recounted, I view the era of Uranus in Aries as one of awakening to our spiritual sovereignty and the beginnings of an evolutionary liberation from almost 10,000 years of virtual enslavement of the human species. It was after the great cataclysms of our distant past, which still reside in our collective genetic memory, that our species ingested a terror of separation, fear and death. Additionally, more evidence is surfacing that our genetic code is not coherent with its original design, which may point to genetic manipulation of the human genome sometime in our distant and forgotten past. These two events could be the main reason for our arriving at this planetary crises now. The old gods will wane and fade away, but apparently not without a struggle.
Uranus seeks to bring in the new paradigm, even as Pluto reveals the true nature and scope of the Matrix of Saturnian control. Pluto is all about power…and politics is power, nothing more. Uranus exalts the individuation of the Soul, whereas Saturn seeks to level the playing field into a homogenous mass of conformity and obedience. Saturn, or Time, will be defeated by the timelessness of Uranian consciousness. It won’t be easy, or neat and clean, and we must be honest and practical in our preparations for the remaining Initiations. The regenerative work of Pluto will follow on, as will the continuing ingress of Neptune in Pisces, but that’s a story for another issue.
Uranus and Pluto will square each other three more times before the end of 2015. How this affects each of us personally depends on numerous factors. The remaining dates are:
November 1, 2013—Uranus at 9.25 Aries and Pluto at 9.25 Capricorn.
April 21, 2014—Uranus at 13.34 Aries and Pluto at 13.34 Capricorn.
March 17, 2015—Uranus at 15.18 Aries and Pluto at 15.18 Capricorn.
Anyone with any planets or angles (Ascendant, Descendent, Midheaven or I.C.) of their natal chart between 8 and 16 degrees of the cardinal signs of Capricorn, Aries, Libra or Cancer are in the firing line. These folks will be the evolutionary vanguard that will espouse a renaissance of human nature out of the paradigm of fear, separation and neediness and into the awakening of our Source Consciousness aligned with the Earth Consciousness. Cooperation replaces competition. Communion with Nature replaces domination of the natural resources. Relationships based on the old models will be replaced by conscious partnering and novel and experimental forms of mutuality. The decentralizing of society will become an enlightened choice for those seeking to exit the consumer treadmill and popular culture and the ever-growing burdens of living ‘the modern life’. Never has there been a time in human history in which the human mind and spirit has been so weighed down in laws, rules, regulations, statutes and systems of control.
The signs of the times are everywhere. The gloves are off, as the old power structures try to stave off the inevitable. The mountains of debt (Saturn) will never be repaid. Sometime this year or next there will be a shift in a new direction that will heal the damaged economy…or a new round of crises’ may precipitate the change quite dramatically and painfully. With Uranus, no one can predict anything with certainty, and with Uranus in Aries, the trials will be by sudden and by fire. The collective awakening of the Kundalini, the Divine Wisdom, is well underway. Perhaps the Biblical interpretation of Uranus in Aries could be that ‘the Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night.’ (Thessalonians 5:2)
Fukushima continues to smoulder away, and according to the sketchy reports I see from time to time, vast amounts of radioactive water are still being released into the Pacific, threatening marine life, raising background radiation levels, and altering the very crops we depend on for sustenance. The news blackout from Japan may be broken at the end of the Uranus-Pluto cycle, but probably only after there is enough public revulsion at being kept in the dark about the rising statistical data on birth defects, mutating fish and crops, and other environmental anomalies.
Climate change continues to get weirder, with new warnings about ice loss at the poles, and increasing releases of methane from the Arctic oceans. The population is supposed to grow by 2 billion souls between now and 2050, while at the same time shifting weather patterns are reducing harvests and affecting drinking water supplies. We are truly living in interesting times. Two of the most interesting aspects of this cycle are the increasing possibility of a major Solar eruption reducing the artificial electrical grid to pile a junk, and the increasing awareness that this same artificial electromagnetic grid may be hazardous to human health.
As I write this, we here on Gaia are being irradiated with a huge wave of charged particles after three consecutive X-Class flares which erupted on the Sun in the evening of May 13th, and the early morning hours of May 14th. The third flare, an X3 burst, knocked out satellites temporarily and took down GPS networks. Some folks notice the effects instantly. Like me, they are electro-sensitive enough to feel the impact psychically and physiologically. Recently, a new movie was announced that is taking a look at the possibility that our Sun is actually changing our consciousness and mutating our DNA. The two go hand-in-hand, and the Sun is a multi-dimensional transducer of light-encoded information that activates and sustains all sentient life. We are solar beings, and the Earth is the Mother of Form in response to the Solar Father of Consciousness. Within the organic electromagnetic endowments there is a call to return to the resonant field of Love, to reawaken the immortal Blueprint that has laid dormant for aeons. Only the coherent field of awakened hearts may avert the Apocalypse. The Sun/Son of God is calling to Her Children to awaken from the dream of duality. (Here is the link to this new film about the Sun: http://www.solar-revolution-movie.com/)
If you are one of those sensitive ones, and you are having difficulties with the Solar storms or the artificial EMF/EMR spectrum that we are constantly bombarded with through cell phone and WI-FI technology, computers, microwave communications, house electrical wiring and so forth, please take the time to investigate the causes and consequences of over-exposure. A growing body of research is pointing to our technology as being partly responsible for a number of human health issues, and it may be involved with the demise of honeybee colonies. If you would like more information about the findings and a list of precautions and solutions, please contact me directly…my details are at the end of this article.
In spite of the headlines, I remain positive. Not because I trust to science and technology, but because I trust in the process that arises from the Heart of Creation. Consciousness and Light dispels the darkness, and in the end Pluto, instead of being a harbinger of death, may actually be more the agent of regeneration that is so necessary for birthing a new Heaven on Earth.
In the first book of Lord of the Rings by J.R.R.Tolkien, the character of Gandalf is counselling Frodo regarding the Ring of Power, and Frodo’s task of destroying it. Frodo wishes that this had never fallen to him, and that the times of crisis and fear weren’t happening.
Frodo: “I wish none of this had happened.”
Gandalf: “So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”
And so I encourage you, the Reader, to seek counsel within yourself, and share counsel with others…to listen to the Earth and commune with Her…to ask for what you want and need from the Benevolent Heart of Source, and then do what you have come to be and do. What we do with this time that we have been given is what really matters.
Blessings on your journey, and my the stars light your way.
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