Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Mars Unfinished Business, Honey I’m Home

Mars/Ares stations retrograde at 27* Libra, on Friday, March 1, 2014 right after the new moon in Pisces at 10*.

Mars is action/passion/energy and of course with Pluto is ruling our sexual energy and expression. He rules war…the individual pursuit of I AM as the ruler of the first house and Aries.

But, he is travelling in Libra, so is already in detriment and not comfortable. Now the energy and action will be like holding the RAM back, the bull who is trying to play nice. It is like a wolf in sheep’s clothing; the velvet glove covering the iron fist.

Mars starts the retrograde with a square to Venus/Aphrodite in Capricorn. So the ride back may feel as though Ares has returned to rape his consort, there could be a lot of misplaced anger with this return period. 

I would caution making plans to go ahead right now, unless they are in review from previous arrangements. There will be lovers from our past entering our lives and that should be happening during the current time frame already, especially with Mercury retrograde as we travel in the shadow. People have an agenda; they are up to something and may not be forthcoming.

It might be harder to find the energy to move forward, and we must caution when handling fires, or things that could catch fire as well as all metal instruments, knives, etc.

This will be felt strongly by Cancers almost like a vise, if they are in the cross hairs, especially with

the Cardinal Cross in the works and the same thing for Libra, 27* and earlier as the warrior stops and turns as if he has forgotten his just due.

Love affairs and scandals will already be in the planning stages, people might make some big mistakes following passions of a clandestine nature, this they do under cover.

Partnerships will feel the test, as one of the partners may want to break free, this is doubly true for those who were under the Venus retrograde spell at the beginning of the year (end of Jan-Feb) as their partners begin to pull away, and they may feel a certain ‘change of heart’ too.

This is a tricky time, not one to make decisions. Regret will be the result when the time frame is passed. Hopefully, no undercover espionage will be working its way to instigate a war on the planet either.

And all of this is only the beginning of this retrograde, since Mars is the natural ruler of Aries, they will also feel the energy pulling back like blowback or backdraft, standing wondering what they were doing in the ‘first’ place, since Aries rules the beginnings.

This is all as Mars/Ares squeezes the collected energy back into the Cardinal Cross on April 21, 2014 when the real fireworks will explode.
He isn’t done yet either, he is going to take that energy out of the cardinal cross all the way back to 9* of Libra, when he stations direct on May 20th, another powerful date this year…Oh boy,

Will be back to write more on that later.  The blades are being sharpened.  Remember to be wise as serpents, but GENTLE as doves.  Use ArcAncient's Stress Relief and 'Ascension' blend to help you rise to the occassion.

For more info, see my blog on the cardinal cross.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Saturn, Lord of the Rings

 Saturn, EL, LORD of the RINGS (El-ement/’THE’ God mind) {Sumerian/Enlil}

Saturn is the son of Uranus who is (sky/heaven) {Sumerian god, Anu (aka heaven), the father of Enki and Enlil.} AND {Gaia (earth) Sumerian: Antu, Ninhursag or Ki}. 
In Greek, he is Kronos ruler of time.  The grim reaper with the sickle, which through time, brings death to mortals.  Saturn is known anciently as Chronos, Phaenon or Falcifer.
I am going to start this long awaited treatise on Saturn/EL with a short writing of mine at the end of my Saturn transit through the 12th house.

As El, (masculine article, masculine noun) he becomes the masculine form of 'The' in the queens language, English. When we add the 'ement', we have ment which is mind. The elements, earth, air, fire and water, are combined as the God-Mind, of which we are all a part of, a perspective of consciousness within the Godhead. Every time we say; 'the' chair, or 'the' car, we are saying...God Chair, God Car. All is God. Further, we are masculinizing all of it at the same time.

One wonders just how much of the elements, are still being taught in ‘elementary’ school, and is it all ‘elementary my dear Watson?’  What son?  The son of UR-ANU.

Thank God and Goddess (same energy anyway) that there are events and experiences that delight the soul enough to rescue us from the necessary un-pleasantries (or worse) experiences in the greater scheme of things. I am finally finishing the transit of Saturn through my 12th house and I feel the lightness returning to my being. I am not lacking in the hard won gifts of Saturn's stern teaching. It is no wonder Saturn is lead, it felt as though lead was poured into my being. Guess he wanted to weigh me down enough to keep me from running too quickly into another lesson?
It is beyond words, the feeling of surrender from the weight of the world taking one belly down, and then to feel the rescue of a Great and caring spirit, loving me enough to let me be aware of it all while it is happening, then releasing me just in time to get that drop of golden elixir. It is truly a bittersweet sorrow. 
I must say, that I used to get satisfaction simply from doing the best I could, overdoing it in many cases for good measure and gratefully so. But it has been learning what it is like, 'not to do'...that has been rewarding in the strangest of ways, because it is a simple enough thing to do and to feel good for doing, to feel a sense of accomplishment. But when you just cannot....when the energy recedes like the ocean and pulls back, and the doer feels the guilt of not being able to do, all at once the creates a chasm that opens up new doors of not in being able to do, and still being loved by something great, immense and ever present.   When you just can’t be ‘sunny and warm’ and the universe still rescues you from your own darkness, the mystery truly begins to part her skirts and wisdom is birthed.
It is much like the pause in music, the anticipation of the score seeping in, like Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings”….that agonizing movement that builds and then releases you in deep waves of grief. It brings it up and then there is the light. Less aching but also similar in expression might be Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 ii.

Because Saturn, though he is known as the great taskmaster, is also Lord of the day of rest, the Sabbath, or the 7th day, Saturday to which has been given his namesake.  The wisdom of our Great Creator….this universe is a deep mystery indeed.

During Saturn’s transit through the 12th house, this lover of boundaries as the builder and the mason of the zodiac, is not so comfy in the house ruled by Neptune/Poseidon that is all about dissolution and dreams.

So, it became a most revealing experience since I have a stellium of natal planets in my 12th House.  The alchemy of the dross being burned off, or shall I say dissolved, to reveal my true character and that of others, was instructional to say the least.
Swimming through the Neptunian world of the 12th house, while the Lord of the Rings is pouring
lead into your being, becomes a negotiation with the will to live, whilst reasoning how that may even be a viable option, when the shoreline seems to vanish in the distance, disintegrating before your very eyes and then reappearing as if to tease the spirit with the life-giving stretch of the earth’s skin; becoming a mirage of space that one ‘dreams’ they could lie on long enough to simply breathe out of water…to survive.
It is a bubble encapsulating and saturating you with the living lesson of thermodynamics swirling slowly and grappling through your mind, just how much energy does one actually have?  When to move forward, when and how to rest, when it seems as if you will never ever have enough rest again?  Heavy with the leaden weight, the wall of resistance lying upon your chest, a millstone around your neck as you try swim just to survive.
Saturn, in mythology, swallows his children; in life when he is aspecting your sun or a planet by transit, he swallows you or that planets rulership.  He devours you, but remember that means you are one of his children, God's children.  Zeus/Jupiter will be helped by mother earth, Gaia to outsmart Cronus/Saturn again and cause him to regurgitate all the children up by having him drink an emetic.

It is true, it felt as though I was disgorged onto the shoreline of the first house, barely breathing after the long struggle with Saturn in the 12th. 

This is why as an astrologer, one looks to Jupiter by house and sign to help someone with the transit of his father Cronus.  The other place to look is to Chiron, Saturn's son from his affair with the nymph Philyra.  Chiron is the half-brother of Zeus/Jupiter and is the wounded healer in your own chart, it is the key to the many doors of who you are, opening up the many mansions of your father's house.
Just remember, that Jupiter/Zeus's mother Rhea only gives birth by hiding in a cave...this is something that we don't take time for anymore, it is always the moving forward but without turning inward and finding ones own light, you cannot give birth to your own gift, the true god from true god.  Rhea is the mother, the flowing river of life, and she will nourish you, if you spend the time in nature and retreat.  It is part of the cycle of life, eating ones own tail and giving birth to a completely new yet deeper version of your own truth.  You must peel back the layers of illusion to do this.

Resistance all by itself is a word that opens many doors of knowledge.  Ohm’s Law, is often shorthanded to state: “The measurement of resistance” but a lengthier yet not complete version would be like this one from Wikipedia: Ohm's law states that the current through a conductor between two points is directly proportional to the potential difference across the two points; Introducing the constant of proportionality, the resistance.
Then there is OM, which is loosely translated as, ‘The Eternal sound of God.’
It is here, I made the connection, that; “the eternal sound of God, is the measurement of resistance”.
Nothing would or could even know itself, without the secondary nature to witness itself.  'thou shalt not bear false witness' and also why 'witnessing' is one of the most essential aspects of healing, simply to be witnessed.  No sound could be made, without the resistance that creates the wave.  No muscle is created or built, without ‘resistance’ to build itself with.  Indeed, one of the greatest obstacles to space travel, is the loss of muscle, because there is no gravity and therefore, no resistance.
If we take witnessing further, when the commandment is 'thou shalt not bear false witness', the higher commandment or Law by default becomes the power of bearing 'true witness' to another.  'See me', it is the first game a baby plays, 'peek a boo', and they cover their faces with their little hands, as if they are now absent.  When they take their hands off of their faces, we say to them...'I SEE YOU'.  These are powerful words, and the first aspect of being on this earth.  The earth herself, wants to be seen and loved, she told me so.

There is currently an often repeated mantra of ‘go with the flow’, yet only dead things ‘flow down a river’ and life is created when the salmon swims upstream against the current.
There is a truth to finding your stream in life, and swimming inside of your own passion, but that will bring its share of work and study, if one is to hone their skills and become a maestro or master at their craft; It will not just ‘happen’ of its own, there will be work, plenty of it if you are going to find success.  That is just the way this 3D earth world works and it is also part of the magic.

So, as Saturn is also called ‘Satan’, one can attest to the trials Saturn can and will bring, but it just may be, a necessary evil the resistance or temptation that comes along to teach discernment.  What would you know of yourself, without the ‘free will’ to choose and make your mistakes?
As Saturn represents authority, discipline, contrary to the belief that it is the opposite of freedom, in my view in teaches us that discipline is necessary to bring freedom.  Without the resistance, there is no measure with which to unearth your true gift, your own light.  If you cannot access the gifts within you on your own, than Saturn will come along to teach you that you have more within you and that only a simple mind will take everything at face value, and concede if things get tough, and simply ‘go with the flow’.  It takes us to another level of awareness, of discipleship to assess and review time/history and our past to make wiser choices for our future.
All humans must go through levels of awareness, and will therefore go through differing levels of what may seem like testing, there is no other way to create the dissonance that must be harmonized by tuning your own instrument and that never stops as long as we live, just another level or grade for our being to evolve.
One must like Jacob, wrestle with God, even upon seeing angels ascending and descending from Heaven to Earth, (DNA, spiral staircase of IN-spire-at-ION)to stand his ground, and find his way.  It is only then, that he is renamed ‘IS-RA-EL’, The goddess IsIs, the central sun RA and of course, we come back to EL, as the male god.

It is the alchemical bonding, the mating of the male and the female and this is for all people, not simply people of Jewish heritage, it is a lesson, the guidebook to be 'the chosen people'.  There are many guidebooks of wisdom, this is what I am most aware of and have been raised with the bible, it is for us to understand, to seek and to find, not simply to bow down to the abuse that has been done in its name, or the dogma that is preached as a punishing god.

No, Saturn rules the mountain, Capricorn the goat who climbs to the mountain top, indeed one is astonished to see the goat standing on a precipice, or the sides of sheer cliffs and somehow finding a foothold.  This too, is the domain of Saturn, the climb up the mountain, gravity pulling at you with every step one takes higher up that mountain, where the air becomes thinner.  Here, we find the ‘EL-ite’ in life, the’EL-ect’ in our world, who are willing to make that climb, which has a cost.  They are S-El-ected, just as our governmental officials are selected for us to vote upon, we vote on those who have been selected for us to vote for or against.

As we travel higher, less and less people will accompany us as the trail becomes more and more narrow, only angels fear to tread or can access the very heights Saturn will bring us.

For me, bringing me to my knees, and making me internalize alone (all-One, a very Neptunian belief) was what was necessary for me, to understand the difficulty that comes with the course for many, and to access a stamina that did not mean always climbing for a change, but to learn to take the day of rest.  In the silence, I found the golden essence and swimming into the very depths of Neptunian waters (my own) was how I found the pearls buried within me, to write these very words.  Glistening in the depths, where no outside light can find its way, are the pearls formed within the oysters shut tight, holding the treasure to be released, only to the very best deep sea divers.

Now, in rulership of the 10th house, Saturn stands guard at the gate, the Cardinal cross of the midheaven, whilst just on the other side, lay Sagittarius the archer.

Janus, with the two heads facing one way, and the other, sees the two sides of the coin from atop the mountain, surveying from the heights the land all around, like the Eagle who can fly to the sun.  Janus as the door-keeper of heaven stands erect, bearing a key in one hand, and a rod or scepter in the other hand.

Here, we find the duality of Enki and Enlil from Sumerian lore, Enki being the kinder side of the Gods on Mount Olympus/Jupiter, ruler of Sagittarius and Enlil being Saturn’s sterner form of teaching.  ‘What, you wouldn’t listen and the people are still sinning? Okay, I will send a little flood…now you must work to stay afloat!’

Enki/Jupiter comes along and whispers into Noah’s ear, ‘build a big boat, AN ARK/ARC of the Covenant, and you must enter ‘two by two’…so you see, we must marry the pairs of opposites within our own being, using the luck and benevolence of Jupiter/Enki/Zeus and the stern discipline of Saturn/Cronus/Enlil finding the divine feminine within us (no balance, no ticky) Mary, (Hear the wind crying Mary yet?, She might be all along the Watchtower…two riders were approaching and the wind began to howl!)  So as we ride the ‘MARY GO round’, we must find the balance between work and play, night and day and to all things are a season.

The stone that Jacob rests his head upon becomes the foundation stone to build the temple of Solomon.  Again, we see here the marriage of the pairs of opposites, (Sol as the sun and Mon which is the moon) OR we can see this as the soul of man.

Either way, the stone of EL, becomes the cornerstone of the ‘temple’.  Here, I Would break down the term temple further and ask you to rub your own ‘temples’…do you tithe 10% to the temple?  In Greece, the stone that Cronus swallows, believing it to be ‘Zeus/Jupiter’ becomes the foundation rock, the ‘cornerstone’ (the 10th house is a corner house on the axis of the Cardinal Cross) of the Temple at Delphi.
In the Christian version, we are told it is 'Peter the Rock' but once again, we have the stone the (church) faith is founded upon.  Peter holds the keys in Vatican Square.  The stone is the foundation, the Philosophers Stone. 

When it came to Zeus, the sixth and last, Rhea resolved to try and save this one child at least, to love and cherish, and appealed to her parents and we have Saturn as the 6th planet from the sun, after: Mercury/Hermes, Venus/Aphrodite, Earth/Gaia, Moon/Luna, Mars/Ares, Jupiter/Zeus and the final planet that is visible with the naked eye, Saturn/Cronus.

Saturn the ringed planet, which is EL, is well known as the LORD of the Rings, HE IS the LORD of the inner dimensions and the foundational rock which we must build upon, before we can be a ‘master’…”NO one gets to the father but by me” to admission into the heavens, ‘UR-Anus’ of the higher forms of thought and knowledge. 

It is only after we learn the form and function of the building blocks and have tempered the vessel, do we give birth to the ‘son of God’ the benevolent LORD/Jupiter, or Zeus, ‘JE-ZEUS’.  But, we must appeal to the MOTHER along with the father.  This will end the cycle of the devouring father god, and the birth of the Oedipus complex.

This is a ‘jealous’ god, thou shalt not have strange gods before him. 

So, learn to play by the rules in this daemonsion, and you might get a pass to travel with the 9th house and Jupiter/Zeus.
Zeus was known as the king of the gods, or as a ‘singular god’ above the others just as Jesus is referred to mockingly as ‘the king of kings’.  Where Saturn/EL eats the stone and believes it to be Zeus/Jupiter, we now eat communion, as the representation of Jesus, body and blood.  (I go much further into depth with my book, so hang in there).

Are things written in stone?  We can certainly wonder.

Proceeding further, Saturn as the stone is the cube, the 4 X 4 of magic.  This is the Kab in the Kabala, we see Muslims wind their way around the ‘black cube’ or Kaaba.  For it is the matrix we live within, our own solar system we must pass through the gates of knowledge and wisdom, using our own free will as we engage in the world we see around us, under our own starry canopy, that of our own mind and soul.

Picasso, one of the pioneers of ‘cubism’ shows us the method of building in a painting, and the art of perspective that dimension builds.  He along with Georges Braque, followed the dimensional works of Paul Cézanne, and a multiple version of perspectives was born.

The reality of Saturn, is he wants to have us appreciate (or not) but to look and see what has been ‘finished’. By the time Saturn makes his visit to house, or planet that is ‘done’. When I look back (which I have been doing, and of course Saturn is master of ‘the past’/time) at the last cycle with Mars, (1982 for the last marriage with Saturn and Mars) I think about what I went through then.  Saturn after steamrolling all my planets in the 12th, and taking me into the abyss…..making me swim under water for so very long…..wants to emerge with a new me.  This is what Saturn does, out of the abyss; he is ‘crowned’ as he births us into the new start of Aries in the first house.  The dross has been burned or dissolved and now the new stone is formed, crowned as it is blazed in the fires of Aries/Mars. 

This preparation is all to take the new person into the second house of work, of bringing the reformed or amalgamated version of a higher self into new work or higher calling.

The thing with Saturn is he collects not just our individual Karma, but it has been in a collective...especially after opposing Uranus (collective) starting in 2008. So once Saturn began that opposition, sitting in the maiden/virgin at 18*. He was in a stern place of being frugal, of being individual and hidden as the Hermit; finding that light buried within.

Also, Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn the Goat by sign and night, and also the co-ruler of the 11th house and Aquarius (ruled by Uranus) by day.

As we evolve, the lessons must become harder for us as individuals and also as a collective, or we have nothing to help us in measurement, as resistance to open us up and forge our PHI-lo-‘sophers’ stone.

The world turns and we must gather further reserves of strength and ‘re-solve’ or RE-SOL-VE.  Here is where Saturn is indeed our master, and all men/women serve a master…
He is the old man, father of time, the measure of success.

He rules the bones, the structure our flesh is built upon and holds up our carriage and he rules the knees and teeth, what we chew the solid of this world to have energy.

His element is lead, and lead is stored in the bone tissue.  IF you could only see where lead was stored in the body, you would literally see a skeleton.  As father time, traditionally Chronos was shown as a skeletal figure with sickle in hand, reaping his harvest of souls.

Of the seven known metals, it is the slowest conductor of electricity.

This brings me to the concept of power and energy, thermodynamics.

As we exercise, we build muscle, as we walk and stand upright, gravity creates muscle definition.  This burns calories.  What are calories?

In spite of its non-official status, the large calorie is still widely used as a unit of food energy in the US, UK and some other Western countries. The small calorie is also often used in chemistry as the method of measurement and is fairly straightforward in most reactions, though the amounts involved are typically recorded in kilocalories, an equivalent unit to the large calorie.

The calorie was first defined by Nicolas Clément in 1824 as a unit of heat,[2] and entered French and English dictionaries between 1841 and 1867. The word comes from Latin calor meaning "heat".  ~Wikipedia

The equation becomes thus:
Energy expended (MARS)=Time (Chronos/Saturn)=Money=Calories expended=currency (Currency being both money and the value of electricity or energy)

Now, this all relates of course, to Einstein's Theory of Relativity, which is: E=MC2 OR
Energy=Mass X's the Speed of Light squared.
Gravity is the result of mass impending upon the space/time curvature as shown in the picture on the right.
Here is a definition from that Wiki website:
Two-dimensional analogy of spacetime distortion generated by the mass of an object. Matter changes the geometry of spacetime, this (curved) geometry being interpreted as gravity.
We can see this as the fabric of space-time.
In Cherokee and other  native American traditions, there is a saying: 'Mitakuye Oyasin' which is losely translated as: 'To all my relations or All things are related'.

How much energy are we willing to expend in exercise, to get in shape, while we have an energy crisis and there is so much to be done? 
We learn this equation of energy, through the sharing of money equated with our work output/value.

Here I insert a simple explanation from Wikipedia again about electrical currents:
An electric current is a flow of electric charge. In electric circuits this charge is often carried by moving electrons in a wire. It can also be carried by ions in an electrolyte, or by both ions and electrons such as in a plasma. 

(Blood plasma is also found in the interstitial fluid as well as in our blood)

The SI unit for measuring an electric current is the ampere, which is the flow of electric charges through a surface at the rate of one coulomb per second. Electric current can be measured using an ammeter.

Electric currents cause many effects, notably heating, but also induce magnetic fields, which are widely used for motors, inductors and generators.

And as we are experience an ‘energy’ crisis, and we are willing to go to war (Mars/Ares which rules energy) this has a direct result in our caloric intake and our reliance on fossil fuels for energy.  Most people don’t realize the average meal travels 3,000 miles before it sits in front of you to eat, let alone the fuel/energy necessary for plants or animals to become the food we eat.

These are calories, related to food, related to fuel, related to energy and this all relates to our time.  How much value do we exchange for our time?  It is all energy.

Saturn is teaching us how to measure, how to control and how to discipline and put order into our world, to learn who we are.

As life loses its luster, it decays, also the realm of Saturn who rules death as the grim reaper (where PLUTO/HADES has a more modern astrological relationship to death and rebirth and the underground that we resolve unto before rebirth, or all things buried in the ground).

 “I am Isis, queen of this country.  I was instructed by Mercury.  No one can destroy the laws which I have established.  I am the eldest daughter of Saturn, most ancient of the Gods.”

LORD of the rings…so wear your wedding ring, as the sign you are married under the eyes of God.
Saturn is in  detriment in Cancer & Leo.
In exaltation (by sign & degree) in     Libra - 21° and in its fall (sign & degree) at Aries - 21 °.
He likes graveyards, churches, deserts, woods, caves, holes, mountains, ruinous buildings, coal-mines, sinks, dirty or stinking muddy places, wells and houses that have offices as well as dens.
Saturn’s nature is melancholy, serious, masculine, diurnal, cold and dry, malevolent, the Greater Infortune, and at the top of the mountain, is a solitary being.
His colour is black and his number is 8 for infinity.
This is why we see the black 'square' cap and gown for graduate students, judges, priest's and nuns.  They are now in the 'ELect' Saturn group that have climbed the mountain or are in service to God/El.  The square is the basis for building.
Now, even though I have expounded on the transit of Saturn in the 12th, in a watery Neptune house, the same energy of Saturn as Lead and teacher, the stern task-master is true in all the houses, bringing either reward or strife and differing in experience by house energy and lessons as well as planets being aspected.  You may feel
empathy for Sisyphus, and have to start all over again.

He is PAN, the earthy goat man, who roams the earth and has a randy sex drive.  (Pandemonium and Pandemic in the imbalance comes from this root).  He has the hindquarters, legs, and horns of a goat, in the same manner as a faun or satyr. With his homeland in rustic Arcadia, he is recognized as the god of fields, groves, and wooded glens; because of this, Pan is connected to fertility and the season of spring. The ancient Greeks also considered Pan to be the god of theatrical criticism.
You might have a different perspective watching ‘Lord of the Rings’ again though now won’t you? 

The earth, the air, the fire the water, return, return, return, return…and re-turn again. 

At this turn of the Cardinal Cross, we have the opportunity to make the Great Cardinal Turning Point, in our favor.
Which way are you headed?

Soon, you will give rise/birth to the Philosopher's Stone, the Sword and the Stone.
Ultimately these words from the Gospel of Thomas say this all more explicately:

"If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you."

~From the Gospel of Thomas
When you make the sign of the 'cross', remember you are also making a sacred circle, pointing north, south, east and west, the four cardinal directions.
Wisdom, is only found in the center of that cross, in the heart.
There, it is wise to make sound and just decisions.  Keep the home fires burning, and home is where the heart is.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

La Luna Roars into Full Leo Pride

A Stampede Into The Dark Knight?

This will be a quick post, during a Mercury Retrograde.  We are now in the year of the horse, and the following are some clues as to the signs of the times.
On SUN –day, January 26th, Katie Perry sang her hit song, ‘Dark Horse’ on one of the most watched television shows of the year.
This was followed by the Chinese year of the horse, which began on Feb 1, 2014.
On February 2, the 33rd day of the year, we watched the news of actor Philip Hoffman’s much publicized death ~ his name means ‘fond of horses’.
Philip died using heroin, which is also known as horse.  Ever been through the desert on a ‘horse with no name, it feels good to get out from the rain’?
His death was on Imbolc Feb 2, the 2nd day of the 2nd month, according the Gregorian calendar. (Which is 22, and why Psalm 22 relates again to this time frame.)
It was also the day of the ‘Super Bowl’ between the Seattle ‘Sea’-‘HAWKS’ and the Denver ‘BRONCOS’ (The Bronco being the bucking horse), and the horse got his but whipped.
During half-time, Bruno ‘MARS’ played under flashing pyramids.  (Much more symbology can be found, but I will leave that to other sites) the mention is only to point out that Mars, is the ruler of WAR and ‘HAWKS’ are the well-known aspect of the war mongers in government.
Now we come to the four horses of the Apocalypse, which as readers of the first chapter of my book will know, means ‘a revealing’, thus the name ~ Revelations.
I can’t help myself but to look around and seek the clues the universe provides to give us an overview of things to come, a forecast.
Revelation 6
King James Version (KJV)
6 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. (1st horse) Cancer/Crab/MOON.
3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. (ARIES/MARS) 2nd horse
5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. (LIBRA) Venus (3rd horse)
6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, come and see.
8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. (Death/Saturn/Capricorn)
9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, how long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
(There will be four ‘blood-moons’ starting in April/Passover of this year and ending in April of the next. ~editor’s note)
13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
One of the commercials during the Super Bowl was for, the Maserati Ghibli.  The Maserati symbol is the symbol for the Roman God, Neptune, who is given credit for creating the horse.  (Greek/Poseidon) Indeed, the symbol for the Charioteer Card in the Tarot is the mastering of the forces of nature, harnessing the duality depicted as white and black horses under the canopy of the stars.
This is also representative of our mind, and our ability to control the forces of our deeply emotional limbic system, of which the ‘Hippocampus’ is a part, and literally translates to `Sea-Horse’.
Ghibli is a noun, whose origin means: ‘a hot dust-bearing wind of the North African desert’.
 The commercial, which has very dark overtones, tells us to: ‘Strike while the Giants are sleeping’  What giants might they be?
Now to return to revelations and the ‘four’ horses; though there are many layers of interpretations here, I will mention a few:  First, the four represent the ‘Cardinal directions’ and the four EL-ements.  (I will finish up my long promised treatise on Saturn and you will find it on this blog for a deeper explanation on Saturn.)
I will only add now for the added awareness of the reader, that Saturn is EL of the Old Testament, and this is why the Sabbath is on ‘Saturn’s Day’, more commonly known as Saturday.  He is also the EL of Egyptian god lore.  EL-ement then, becomes God-Mind, and the four elements, are simply the four powers/directions of the God-Mind.
This brings us to the obvious relationship of the four horses of the apocalypse, to the four directions (El-ements) and the wrath of God.
To continue, we are experiencing the world-shaking effects of UR-Anus (hEAven) which is in Aries, square to Pluto/Hades (hELl) which is in Capricorn.  As these cardinal squares form (The cardinal signs are: Aries/Mars, Cancer/Moon, Libra/Venus, Capricorn/Saturn) they also at times form what is known as the Cardinal Cross (SEE previous post for larger diagram) when other transiting planets or heavenly bodies are journeying in the other two cardinal signs, Cancer and Libra, which Jupiter/Zeus and Mars/Ares are now in respectively.
I have written quite a bit about this Cardinal Square and the Crosses in previous posts, but they are worth revealing further and deeper layers as we proceed through this time frame.
Readers familiar with previous posts already know that those who have planets in the cardinal signs, especially within the degrees of: 7-15 now, are experiencing major life transitions, some will push you into your greater self quickly, some will simply feel excruciating and devastating.
I know, I have a 13* Libra sun and 15* Mercury in the Twelfth house of my natal chart.
The horse/wood/yang years in the past have portended war and we can hope and pray that does not bring China and Japan to blows.
We also can expect from all the aforementioned: that this excess of fire stoked up by the wood year, may portend disasters of the volcanic variety (Mars and Pluto square) as well as further war auguring by the Hawks, electrical explosions that will bring power disruptions and worse, could be some earth shaking quakes and subsequent water displacement.
We are already experiencing one of the most difficult winter seasons in the states, and the rest of the planet is also under siege by heat, snow, fires and water deluge or the opposite, drought.
In particular, will be the first blood moon and the Uranus Square to Pluto/Cardinal Cross as the previous post elaborated on.  Then we look to the month of June, which is the month the horse governs in Chinese Astrology.

So, is the horse itself evil, (I don't think so) or shall we overcome this more sinister display with more positive images?  The horse needs freedom to be happy, but they also like to be brushed and loved.  Can we keep from having a stampede?  Let’s hope so.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Hanging on the Cardinal Grand Cross April 21, 2014

If you are one of the Cardinal signs, especially the critical degree of 13*, you will be the most strongly affected during both the formation of this cross (NOW) and every time any planet aspects these degrees by transit.
This would include beginnings and endings by sign and house, major hurdles to overcome, searing lessons that have accumulated through lifetimes.
As we negotiate these times, we may come through knowing we have the assistance of angels, either those in human form or other.
This can feel as though one is in boiling hot oil, or lashed to the cross just as pictured, as the birth of the Christed Self emerges.
As difficult as this time frame will be, if you have any natal planet, node or cross points (MC, Ascendant or descendant as well as IC), you will forever have this etched upon your soul as a major navigational point, but this is the bardo, make no mistake about this.
It will be time to call upon any reserves of strength, as well as those on your team around you.
Sleep will be of the essence.
All prayers will be sent up, as the whole of the earth is going through this transit.
It will bring change, and it won't all come easy by any stretch of the imagination.
Pluto/Hades will bring a death...and in the square to Uranus alone (Heaven/Sky) we have the wrestle between above and below, or the old saying; 'Good and Evil'.
This is the ultimate alchemical transformation.

18. The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us, how will our end come?"
Jesus said, "Have you found the beginning, then, that you are looking for the end? You see, the end will be where the beginning is.
Congratulations to the one who stands at the beginning: that one will know the end and will not taste death."
19. Jesus said, "Congratulations to the one who came into being before coming into being.
If you become my disciples and pay attention to my sayings, these stones will serve you.
For there are five trees in Paradise for you; they do not change, summer or winter, and their leaves do not fall. Whoever knows them will not taste death." 
Red Letter days, are days of importance, just as St. John wrote all the words Christ spoke in RED.
Like the Cardinal, whose red plumage pops out of the white and grey world of winter, so too does the red (of blood) mean birth as well as death.
The Cardinal Signs, are the first signs of the cross hairs in the astrological wheel.  Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.  If you have signs, planets or axis points within a few degrees of 13*, then you will also be in transformation and feel this more acutely.  It will just not be AS acute as those with that exact degree.
The thing is, making it through this transformation, will rebirth a very different and transformed human.
Matthew 27:45-46 "Now from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour. 46And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" translated:  "My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?" You will come to know why Jesus would say those words.

Jesus was quoting Psalm 22, which reads:
Psalm 22
King James Version (KJV)
22 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?
O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.
But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.
They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
He trusted on the Lord that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.
But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.
10 I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly.
11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
12 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.
14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.
18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
19 But be not thou far from me, O Lord: O my strength, haste thee to help me.
20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.
21 Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.
22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
23 Ye that fear the Lord, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.
24 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.
25 My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the Lord that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.
27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
28 For the kingdom is the Lord's: and he is the governor among the nations.
(trans-formative cycles)
29 All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.
30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.

But, if you be steadfast, then you will also know these words from Luke 23:

33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
34 Then said Jesus," Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.
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The other planets that are playing in this game is Mars in Libra, asking for balance in the cosmic journey, and what we have, how do we judge ourselves?  If we are doing so through what we have, or who we are with, then it could be even more painful.  The planet will ask these very questions too.  Who can we rely on?  Ultimately, it will be that golden thread that seems so tenuous within, but we will find that God sends us angels in the nick of time, but we must ask and we must allow them to help us.
The other planet is Jupiter in Cancer, the mother.  Our very homes are at stake now, the very home we live upon/mother earth must be heard and tended to, or we will continue to witness and experience her fierce cries to heal herself and balance.  Jupiter/Zeus (Enki) is the benevolent God, but he is caught in the cross-hairs too.  This is not a comfort zone, the sky is crying.
We also have to transit through 4 Blood Moons starting with Passover,  April 15, 2014, October 8, 2014 (Sukkot), again on Passover April 4, 2015  and ending on September 28, 2015(Sukkot).
I will add more on that soon, but for now, it is enough to know why some of us may be feeling the strain of the Cross, as the lashes are pulled taught, all we can do at times is hang in there, literally for our very lives.  Please be kind when you can, if you have wings, spread them, if you cannot open your leaden wings, please take cover and rest, and send out the call for those who are able, we need each other.

The following are the coming Uranus to Pluto squares we have left:
April 21, 2014, December 14, 2014, March 16, 2015.
The upcoming square happens 6 days after the first Blood Moon.

The Uranus-Pluto squares are occurring from June 24, 2012 through March 16, 2015.

All of this is to say, we are travelling through HOLY DAYS.

Stay tuned, I will add to this as I have time.