Thursday, March 27, 2014

New Moon In Aries Raising Up the Cross 2014

Spring has sprung…hasn’t it?  Here along the great lakes, Erie to be exact, apparently Persephone is still in the clutches of Hades and Demeter has not been able negotiate her daughter’s rightful release.

In Cleveland, we have been an average of 20 degrees below the ‘normal’ temperatures and we just had another bout of snow yesterday that continued on and off into the night. 

The forces for change are struggling for power and control, and not just in the weather patterns.

This Sunday the 30th at 2:46PM EDT, we will have the second new moon in March at 9* of Aries.

It will herald one of the most intense spring months we have had for many years.  Lady Luna will be courted and wed by her solar paramour and UR-Anus/change agent will be their best man.  Up on the altar of change, lighting up the sky they will co-conspire to martial our energies that have been stewing on the back burner since the last eclipse cycle began in November with the solar eclipse.

Which issues have come up for you to work through?  What changes have you made in your life?

With so many planets dancing back and forth, as I posted in the “The Light and Shadow of Energy and Time” see link here: we have been witnessing aspects within us that culminate and play out over the course of our lives in patterns of repetition that show themselves in the people we are drawn to and in the circumstances surrounding us.
This play of shadow and light, reveals layers of repeating themes, we emerge through the darkness and struggle forward.  Aries is ruled by Mars, and the “I AM”, so how would you follow those two words…I AM (insert belief here).  Mars rules passion and anger, it is found in the depths of your limbic system with the fight or flight response and the alertness for danger.

FEAR is co-ruled by Pluto/Hades who casts the shadowy depths of the underworld upon the minds thoughts and colours the world with the nagging suspicion that something is under the bed lying in wait for you to drop that foot down into its clutches.

Mars rules your survival along with the Solar furnace that heats up the center of our world like a yolk and the whites of our eyes a collective perspective.  Everyone has an opinion.  All eyes turn toward the sun like most of the natural world, lest they fall into the dark abyss of the nocturnal variety…and we are back into the occlusion of sanity with the simplest of odd sounds waking us from our deep slumber.
Where is Demeter when we need her to negotiate our own release?  With what measure have we surmounted our gravest fears to find that pinnacle of truth piercing the veil and pouring forth the light of redemption and safety?

Which ground do you now stand firmly upon?

These are the questions that may be rising to your consciousness, especially in the past few weeks.  During the Mars retrograde period, it is as though he is pulling back the veil to all that Mars represents; anger, aggression, passion, motivation, energy, action, etc.  I also often make the comparison to an oar being plunged into the water, and simply holding it in place; we see the water swirl backwards bringing everything in its path along for us to witness.
Mars retrograde, as readers of this blog would know, also goes through his shadow phase first and last in that retrograde, which brings up our own shadow sides.
While the moon and sun conjunct Uranus, we can expect great outbursts and temper tantrums, as the last few blogs have outlined.

I often view the world as a giant sea, all things liquid and which has happened to me several times now.  I will share three of them with you now: When I died, everything was lit up and liquid-like.  As I float-walked, everything would sort of morph even though it was solid and more vivid than anything I have ever experienced on this planet.  There were colours I have never seen.  I have written about that in more detail on my website: 
Another time it happened w
hen I was sitting in a forest after meditation and discussing everything in waves and vibrations, all of a sudden I was sitting inside a great river, the trees, leaves, plants oscillating in vibration as if I was at the bottom of the ocean. I could literally feel it rock me back and forth.  The last one I will share was deeply powerful too: I had two great angels pull me up through a water-like veil and transport me to witness something that an ex-business partner of mine was doing, that was of dubious content.  I talk more about all of these and many other experiences in detail in my upcoming book, that I am still working on.
Energy is moving in great waves and currents throughout the universe and being pulsed through life, through our very beings.  Circulating in our blood, the energy of Mars courses through our veins and is life giving.  Of course, all of this is the Grand Design of God.  I and you can merely witness this display and marvel, and we can seek to know more, as I do.

Ahh, but I regressed into the world of my 12th house Neptunian mind.  All this unfinished business for Mars/Ares to return back through, however he is showing up and transiting your own chart is where he is activating your desire and action or actions of the past and those you will take in the future.  He is not returned back far enough yet to form that square and ultimately his part of the Grand Cardinal Cross that will culminate on April 21st.  See my  blog on that here:

This happens just 6 days after the first of the 4 Blood Moons, the first of which is on
April 15th (Passover).  If ever you've prayed, now would be the time, and now would be the time to consider our direction and the actions we must take to arrive at the destination we seek/desire.  Remember that changing even 1* will bring you to a very different destination point.  With that said, I want to remind all of us, that this cross is also very much like a ships steering wheel, on the handles: Jupiter at 13* of Cancer, Mars will be at 13* Libra, Pluto 13* of Capricorn and Uranus at 13* of Aries.  Those are the aspects on your chart we want to pay attention to using; for that is the energy of the stars as the Lord has created to guide over us.

“And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.”

Genesis 1:14-18

Now, on today’s new moon/luna/emotions/feelings at 9* conjunct the sun/ego/sentience AND Uranus we can expect the desire for sudden change and outbursts.  Quick decisions that may not go so well especially while Mars is retrograde.  However, Mars/Ares (22* Libra), even while he is retrograde will offer the power of martialing our energies, with the support of Venus/Aphrodite/love now at 23* Of Aquarius the water bearer in a nice trine to Mars; which was square to Mars when he went retrograde, remember?  So now, they are working things out and making up over their little spat.  If we haven’t worked out those issues of passive/aggressiveness and taken responsibility for our own choices and actions, this could be a little rougher.
We might be more forgiving at this time, water under the bridge.  Make this work for you, don't forget the lesson the problem brought.

Also, please remember that God does have an intention to insert life shifts to help us grow past what we might choose on our own.  If we won’t access our deep pearls, the universe will come along to help us.  This is just such a time.

Remember the supporting roles the planets I just mentioned will play, access those energies right now as we navigate through this major portal of time.  (Sun/Moon/Uranus in Aries and Venus in Aquarius).

Where else will we find help?

Well, we have been going deeper and deeper into the depths of Neptune/Poseidon (dreaming/art/music/utopia) in PIsces, and she is now at 6* of PIsces, making a lovely wide trine to Jupiter who is at 11* of Cancer.  (Um, that is a lot of water, btw) Since Jupiter/Zeus (benevolence/magnifier/higher knowledge/long distance travel) has just been retrograde and expands all around him, this wide trine has a far greater impact than we might usually consider.  Jupiter/Zeus who is King of kings, and overcame his father Saturn/El/Cronus in war after his mother Rhea tricked El into swallowing a stone (Philosophers Stone) thinking it was his son (Zeus).  So we always look to Jupiter/Zeus when working with a heavy Saturn/EL transit.

Our lord of the rings, El has been in mutual reception with Pluto in Capricorn don’t forget, so those energies have been working together for quite some time now, and Saturn/El (structure/limitations/karma/resistance) in Scorpio which is ruled by PLUTO/Hades (death/transformation/sex) is also co-ruled by MARS/Ares, so we see how that connection comes back to this MARS retrograde like following a daisy chain?  And can we see how all of these issues, are being brought up to the surface, since Saturn/EL Is also retrograde and pulling back the curtains?  Some would say that their energy/power is lessened; I would say it has changed its layer of effect on us, drawing and excavating deeper aspects of our divinely inherited core being, which makes us move SLOWER.  
Rhea means flow, and is the goddess of female fertility and change with the seasons of time, as wife of Kronos/EL.  She is very sympathetic in the ways to deal with her partner, to manage time and help things flow a bit easier.
Think of the sextant, as we dial the horizonal aspects into our view in the cross-hairs, we focus our attributes and where we have energy (Mars) and what we desire.  This T-square that is forming into the Cardinal Grand Cross is shifting us back and forth until finally our passion has set our flaming inner heart ablaze.  There, if we have it right, is the fire of the Holy Spirit, licking away the dross and the past with the fire that does not burn.

Hades/Pluto churning in the underworld and we see he has not released Persephone yet, locked in the flames of passion and desire, he is exhuming the depths of the pyramid, the pyre a mid, is the central fire within.  He is shaking up the corporatocracy and Plutocracy’s of the world, displaying the abuse of power, he asks us to step into our own power and face our fears.  To stand up to the old guard, Saturn/EL and he is giving us the means to that communication with a trine to Mercury/Hermes the messenger who is the one God who can move freely between the worlds and accompanies souls to the underworld and Saturn/El.  Mercury (communication/travel/siblings) is also in a nice trine to Jupiter/Zeus right now, so we see the bridge to Zeus from Kronos, the Lord of the Rings has been forged for us in the starlit nights.  Take advantage of this before he steps into his role in the Grand Cardinal Cross.

Don’t mistake me for saying this is one easy walk in the park, if you have read the blog previous on the Cardinal Cross, than you are aware of the many warning signs to prepare ourselves for.  But, we can also shift this time into peace and work with the power of prayer in action to make even that one degree turn on the dial of our compass, in our compass-ION.

Use that compassion that this world has torn open, drop down that drawbridge and cover that moat, let the universe come rushing in with the keys to paradise.

Now that we have been forced to create new muscles, new lives, new belief’s and been drawn into the larger picture, are you ready to walk into the valley of the gods?

Many of my readers, students and certainly friends, know I have been opened stem to sternum which brought me over from this world into the next.  I now refer to that as my doorway between worlds. 

Well, there are glorious heavens awaiting us, but here…we live in a 3D world that Saturn/El is coconspirator of as he weaves his time matrix and our mass, speeds through light twice as fast as the light itself, we must be restrained and meet with resistance as we are tempered. 

Now, how do we sit inside of that Great Spirit, the Holy Mother inside of our heart?  Well, for me compassion has pointed my compass to its internal plumb line, it sits within the inner chamber of the heart, and if one were to overlay their being upon the astral circle, we will see that even the cross overlaid,
shows the cross hairs are in the upper chamber of the heart, the upper heart chakra, where the flaming heart is ignited.  The heart/thymus, which as I have often stated in the past is thus: heartthymus..the hearth (inner fires)...hear Thy muse.  Do you see that now?

If we look at the players forming the cross again; Jupiter at 13* of Cancer, Mars will be at 13* Libra, Pluto 13* of Capricorn and Uranus at 13* of Aries.  Then we see that we want to be in the middle of this cross.  Uranus in Aries is rash and wants change in a new direction, but he is opposed by Mars who rules Ares in Libra; so balance with our energy is necessary and we must consider the needs of others and the consequences of our actions.  This is no solo trip.  As we clear our paths, honing in we see the starlit runway and we will drop WHEELS (The greatest invention) connecting our inner light with the guidance system being forged in this Great Shift.  Pluto opposing Jupiter in Cancer is power in the corporatocracy vs the benevolent mother and our home.
Recall all the disintegration our friends PAN and HADES have caused since the first square to Uranus and actually starting with the Uranus opposition to Saturn/EL all the way back in November of 2008.  Between the uprisings all over the globe, the market crash (all laid out on this blog and the reason I closed my last store in September of 2008) are all the markers and the shakers to ignite the fire of justice, and to shift perspectives from the material world of success to the Inner Wisdom of Compassion, for therein lies the truth, the light and the way.

This also means that we have all of those T-squares, but remember, look back at the sextant, do you see the square?  We need that to build, no home or structure is built without using a square (unless it is round for those of you who came up with the 'opposition' LOL) So put your hands upon the wheel, we will turn our wheels ever so slightly and adjust with the planetary changes and global power plays, shifting into a kinder place, this is the world we can build upon.

That won’t see real fruit until after Mars goes direct May 20 and certainly not until after the final Pluto square to Uranus March of 2015.
We have the Blood Moons to go through (Major changes and births, as blood is the cup of life and also of death), many will leave us over the next month and into the end of this year, with the next Uranus square to Pluto that comes in December 14, 2014.

From the Gospel of Thomas: He said to them, "Anyone here with two ears had better listen! There is light within a person of light, and it shines on the whole world. If it does not shine, it is dark."

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."

So let’s get our ships ready to sail, shall we?

Ride the Tiger:

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). The following are the coming Uranus to Pluto squares we have left:

April 21, 2014, December 14, 2014, March 16, 2015.
To help you through this time, make sure you have ArcAncient's heart chakra blend, Inner Glow:
And Sleep Angel: (you will be sure to finally get a good night's deep sleep and rest up)
Headache Relief:
Which are all on special right now.  So clear up that fuzzy headedness and those headaches now!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Light and Shadow of Energy and Time

We can enjoy the new beginnings of our new moon in Pisces today, March 1, 2014 at 3:01AM EST when the sun and the moon are in conjunctivo at 10* of PIsces.

This is where the lunar and solar cycles get together for a little yin/yang loving and start a new cycle for the month.  In this case, it is time to dive deep into the waters of Neptune/Poseidon, and collect the world we have been dreaming as the winter brings us into our internal world of hibernation and usually less movement.

When we sit quietly and ruminate on the past, then meditate and find that still small voice is silenced enough, the deep world rises up to deliver us nuggets of gold and pearls of wisdom.  There is wisdom in ‘not’ doing that for some, can be a little too unnerving, but if one can, when the chickens come home to roost, we develop a more comprehensive sense of who we really are and what we are capable of doing. Using the reigns of Saturn/EL, we can harness the deeper magic of Poseidon’s horses~ The Sea horse of our spiritual and mythical mind.

HEAR the MUSE, the music of your own soul and the drum beating of your hearts calling?
This time has many energetic changes happening, as the moon and the sun dance together, Mercury/Hermes (communication, short trips) has just gone direct at 18* OF Aquarius, Mars/Ares (Energy, passion and the individual) goes retrograde on the 2nd at 27* of Libra, and Saturn/EL (structure/authority/time) will go retrograde on March 3, at 23* of Scorpio.

So…When Mars hits 24* of Libra on March 23rd, he will be returning to his conjunction with Saturn back on August 15th, 2012, which will bring a reminder right now, so pay attention and consider what you were dealing with back then, with taxes, authorities, partnerships, love interests and affairs.  This is the seed that was planted and it is part of Saturn’s 29 year cycle that you now have a little time to readjust and amend.
This is NOT the time to start new projects, as I stated in the last post about Mars.

What we are also witnessing and dealing with, are a lot of the ‘shadow’ aspects of ourselves and others around us.  They may be mirroring your own shadow back to you, that you have been ‘hiding’ and not dealing with consciously.  This may happen by always trying to be ‘positive’ and buying into the spiritual baloney that has been twisted into: we only attract what we think about.  We attract WHAT AND WHO WE ARE AND THE LESSONS WE NEED TO ACCESS OUR POTENTIAL AND HEAL THE PAIN OF THE PAST.  WE CAME HERE TO LEARN AND EVOLVE.

A battery has a negative and positive pole, and you cannot have a ‘current’ without the pairs of opposites being ‘paired’, so negative to positive and vice versa.  Of course we should always make the best of a situation, but remember that the truth sets us free.  As I always say, ignorance has the word 'ignore' inside, so shed the light on the situation and get tot he truth.
Now, during these times, all these planets are expressing their shadow’ side, which means our own shadow will be exposed, and that may not be comfortable, thus they become hidden aspects, things that we feel and bury and we don’t actually deal with on a conscious basis.
For instance; Saturn/El who represents authority and boundaries, may bring issues of boundaries, of standing up for ourselves or authority.  So, those very lessons may show up in our life, through the people who can best represent or teach us that lesson.  If it is a boss, we may need to revisit our true desires and our work ethic and goals.  If they abuse power and we complain about that but never actually stand up to that person in authority, then that lesson will keep reappearing in our lives and this is the time for just such experiences.  Saturn also represents our physical boundaries as in buildings and our home, construction on that home.  So, the power someone has or threatens you with, may feel like a threat to your security or home…where you secure your own body and possessions.
Especially with Mars retrograde in Libra, where our passions and drive come into play.  This is definitely a passive/aggressive trigger time, and we will see people act out or push our buttons. Lessons about when and how to stand up for ourselves will come front and center.  How much energy does one want to put into the relationship?  What about the passion?  Well, right now, that may feel a bit, lacking or…it could be a head of steam if you have been holding it all bottled up, just make sure it doesn’t go off with the wrong person, because if this is in any way directed into affairs, or secret loves, it is SURE to backfire. 
Jupiter is still retrograde too, and will go direct at 10* of Cancer on March 6th, so Cancers will FINALLY feel a little of that good mojo coming back.  You are still on the cross if you have planets between 10-16*, but you will feel some good measure come back to you, for all your good vibes you have been putting out there for so long. That nurturing will come back as well as some of the expenses you have paid, should see some return.
I would still caution against any new venture, until Mars goes direct on May 20th, and even safer yet, is when Saturn goes direct, for anything regarding a lot of responsibility or commitment and that won’t be until July 21st.
So what do we do in the meantime?  We learn, we pay attention to the possibilities that present themselves and those around us who are teaching us those final lessons to make sure we are that much clearer about who we are, what we really desire/want in life, and what we are willing to do, give up or put up with to get there.  How do we spend our time, and is it bringing about the world we desire or wish to create, does it bring us the happiness of Jupiter?  Have we plumbed the depths of our spiritual treasure chest and brought out the pearls we have been blessed with?
While Neptune is in PIsces, she is home, so we have a long time for dreams playing a pivotal part in our life, but while the new moon makes her conjugal visit with her solar paramour, she is dosing our world with the power to dream, to envision and ‘feel’ the music of our world, so listen, play and dance!
This is all steadily building up steam for that powerful Cardinal Cross coming in April that you can read more about here:
This will not be the optimal time for surgery’s or purchasing a home or business, unless other factors indicate differently in your chart.  Please take care with knives, and sharp instruments, and if someone has displayed aggressive behaviour in the past, take caution now.
When Jupiter goes direct on the 6th, some good mojo will pour back into the planet, and also things that you have started previous to the retrograde periods will find their way into a period of overhaul. re-visitation or reformatting, which is different than starting a brand new project.
It will be a good time to: Re-new, re-pair, re-juvenate-re-SOURCE, etc.
This is a period of ‘tempering the vessel’, so learn some temperance, it is not punishment, as much as it is out of love, to build something even better.
People will come into your life as the perfect trigger to open up and access your shadow and that lesson.  The key, is the shadow and the light will pour into your life, when the shadow is acknowledged, and the lesson has tempered your vessel enough to hold THE LIGHT and THAT POWER.  The universe has divine timing, that you may only see in the lens of history.

 “Enlightenment is not imagining figures of light but making the darkness conscious.”
~ Carl Gustav Jung

"Spiritual/New Age practitioners who endlessly affirm the light while ignoring the shadow are one more example of yet another style of falling under the spell of wetiko. (SEE: It's a beautiful thing to visualize and affirm the light, just not as unconscious or fearful reaction against the darkness. Many metaphysical "light workers" are actually caricatures of genuine spiritual practitioners, as in their affirmations of the light are unwittingly avoiding conscious relationship with the darkness within themselves. Thinking that they don't want to "feed the darkness" by putting their attention on it, in their turning away from and avoiding their own darkness, they are unwittingly reinforcing the very evil from which they are fleeing. Looking away from darkness, thus keeping it unconscious is what evil depends upon for its existence. If we unconsciously react, as compared to consciously respond, to evil by turning a blind eye toward it - "seeing no evil" - we are investing the darkness with power over us."

- Paul Levy, Dispelling Wetiko

“The ability to hold Light is directly proportional to the courage to see darkness. Choosing to see just one creates distortions and illusions. It amazes me that something so simple and common sense can be so difficult to even discuss with ‘spiritual’ people who insist on remaining ‘positive’. Actually, this avoidance is based on unacknowledged fear that their inner light might be somewhat ‘dispersed’ by seeing darkness and therefore not giving the light much credit at all. I think there’s also fear that they might somehow become ‘tainted’ or the darkness might ‘manifest’ in some form in their lives. But the opposite is true; it is the fear, especially unacknowledged, that has much more chance to manifest than darkness exposed to daylight and investigation. Just like we must be fearless about our own inner shadow, we must also be fearless about seeing this huge shadow of humanity. Or we will have the power to transform precisely nothing, within or without.”

- Anis Springate