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    THE WEEK AHEAD: March 25-31
    https://angstoic.com/2019/03/the-wee...d-march-25-31/


    "For those who believe the imagination is mightier than knowledge; that myth more relevant than history; that dreams outweigh facts; that light shall triumph over darkness; that laughter is the best medicine for grief; that love holds the supreme power to conquer every trouble and adversity – even death – then this (week ahead) is sure to provide you with a special moment or two.

    Watch how far we can go with it…

    This are the main transits for next week:

    ♃ ⊼ ☊

    Sun Mar 24 2019

    19:18

    Jupiter

    23°♐54′

    Quincunx

    Node

    23°♋54′

    ♀ in ♓

    Tue Mar 26 2019

    19:44

    Venus

    00°♓00′

    Ingressing

    Pisces


    ♀ ∗ ♅

    Wed Mar 27 2019

    16:46

    Venus

    01°♓03′

    Sextile

    Uranus

    01°♉03′

    ☽ □ ☉

    Thu Mar 28 2019

    04:11

    Moon

    07°♑12′

    LAST QUARTER

    Sun

    07°♈12′

    ☿ ∠ ♅

    Thu Mar 28 2019

    11:44

    Mercury

    16°♓06′℞

    Semisquare

    Uranus

    01°♉06′

    ☿ SD

    Thu Mar 28 2019

    13:54

    Mercury

    16°♓06′

    Stations Direct


    ☿ ∠ ♅

    Fri Mar 29 2019

    19:45

    Mercury

    16°♓10′

    Semisquare

    Uranus

    01°♉10′

    ♀ ∠ ♄

    Sat Mar 30 2019

    19:02

    Venus

    04°♓47′

    Semisquare

    Saturn

    19°♑47′

    ♂ in ♊

    Sun Mar 31 2019

    06:13

    Mars

    00°♊00′

    Ingressing

    Gemini

    Retrograding Mercury through Pisces, now stationing to conjunct Neptune, means the mind becomes ultra-sensitized and the boundaries of reality compromised enough so that the subtle, imaginative faculties are rareified and sublimated. What does this mean? Well, as far as the mind goes, anything goes. For at least all next week, we must observe how the aperture for our appreciation of life is widened and filtered through the rose-coloured lenses of a heightened mental receptivity.

    This slowing stations Mercury at the exact point of the last New Moon – the mid degree of Pisces. Here Mercury sustains a tight conjunction to Neptune until early April, fusing logic & fantasy into one super wonderland adventure. A semi-square to Uranus calls in the Mad Hatter, and the linear, rational mind takes a trip, opening portals for the extrasensory perception into the spiritual centre of things. Insights and inspirations that usually flow through the sensory organs reveal new colours, sounds and exciting frequencies of alternative life experience. Whilst many things may seem ideal, mystical, even surreal, this extrasensory conduit needs to be grounded and carefully integrated if we are to successfully avert a range of distortions, infections and delusions that attempt to lead us down the rabbit hole.

    Mercury’s transits mean greater exposure to profound new ways of seeing the world. When the imagination becomes this stimulated, ‘reality’ can easily become twisted and warped out of proportion. Candy canes and sugar plums replace logic and maths, and problems arise when our judgments are based on mushy biases, dandy misunderstandings and goofy assumptions. With the looming scrutiny of Saturn squaring the New Moon (Apr 5) be careful what you pretend to be. While you may literally be capable of living out your fantasy, problems could arise if your behaviour betrays your deluded trust and authorities blow the whole phony racket. Inconsistencies in character reveal a great deal about us. Mostly that we are not reliable.

    The exposure of all things false and fraudulent becomes frightfully obvious this week. As we have already seen at the beginning of March – at Mercury’s first encounter with Neptune – confusion, scandal, chicanery and distrust became an interesting trend topic. Disentangling rumours and lies from truths must be this week’s task. It can be epic, since many of us are lost in our imagination.

    Imagination is a vital part of our natural need to live beyond our physical means. Without it life can become intensely dull, even cruel and punishing. As Lewis Carroll says “imagination is our only weapon in the war against reality.” If we feel stuck in the excruciating chastisement of Saturn/Pluto’s 3D structure, our mental channels may open to 4D (☿/♅) and 5D (☿/♆) perceptions to help us disintegrate the pressure and frustration. This adds greater depth and breadth into our lives through telepathic communication, empathy, prophetic dreams and visions.

    Accompanying transits, like the ingress of Venus into phantasmagorical Pisces, also slips us into an alluringly hypnotic lull of ‘infinite well-being and pleasure’ principles. Her tremendous capacity for compassion and selflessness is sweetly promised by the love goddess. Spiritually devoted love warms the innermost cockles of our heart. We see the best possible in others, suspending all discrimination and boundaries, leaving us vulnerable to all kinds of influences which we may not generally be open to.

    Again, warnings against being ‘taken for a ride’ by those who promise too much with too little. Having your naivety ‘played like a fiddle’ can prove humiliating as soon as you awaken to the hoax. Watch how high idealizations to ‘buy into’ the glamour of people or their stuff can be a merely a mirage and can prove treacherous. If our expectations are not able to envisage the core truth – the man behind the mask – then we shall soon see where our imagination has got the better of us. Let the power of your imagination draw enough power to help you construct a world that is attainable and accessible. Let every other possibility be seen for its attempt to mislead and disappoint your reality."

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    That's pretty interesting onawah. I had the most incredible dream last night; a reminder of the soaring mystical dreams I had before my awakening. I was soaring high, higher and the land below was beautiful with swirling mists, lights and horses. Imagination is a beautiful thing. All the horses were white.
    "The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone when we are uncool." From the movie "Almost Famous""l "Let yourself stand cool and composed before a million universes." Walt Whitman

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    Great pressure forms in and around you. You might observe that as you strive to become better than you are, everything around you becomes better, too
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    "Greetings fellow travellers,
    Yes, April 2019 is here, and along with a month of confusion and utter disbelief carried over from the Neptunianisms of March, the screws begin to tighten on the signature transit which will somehow come to transform the entire of humanity over the coming 12 months. Yes, we are starting to sense the sheer pressure of Saturn's conjunction to Pluto in the ambitious, status-obsessed Capricorn. This is very much a make-or-break period, and my hope is that my years of preparing readers for this phenomenal time has somewhat aided in welcoming this period as one that will transform our souls and help us to rise out of the attachment of our toxic past.

    Among many epithets, I call the Saturn/Pluto effect "The Bonecrusher" due to its ability to grind the ego down to a fine powder, gradually pressing us to face our shadow and purge ourselves from the mortal sin and impurity of temptation with fame, money and material security. As indicated by this ominous planetary conjunction, there is applied force upon all our 3D physical-constraints and worldly attachments, to the point where there is nothing left to hang on but an emerging connection to a new spiritual reality.

    This is a slow, arduous process which has already begun, to be felt most strongly over the next 5-6 weeks, as Saturn slowly halts within 2°37' to Pluto (May 6), commencing the great alchemical miracle that will disintegrate our grip on materialistic order and control, forcing us to let go of the prevailing social structure that keeps us in line and rebirthing a whole new world order.

    Naturally, the proponents and oligarchs of the old 3D world, seen in Capricorn as “the patriarchy”, are seriously positioning themselves to keep things and people into line. We can see how civil rights and freedoms are being slowly whittled away, curtailed or removed altogether. Crucial information is kept tightly under control, redacted or censored from official records, political agitators and demonstrators are being silenced or ‘removed’ from public platform, mainstream media kept tightly regulated, and the rollout of the insidiously pervasive 5G network laying down the framework for a more intrusive structure that will have access into every aspect of our private lives.

    This was all launched in a month where Mercury was hovering back and forth over the haze of smokescreen filters of Neptune (and Uranus), feeding us misinformation, red flags and bizarre news that just did not make any logical sense.

    As PLUTO lines up along the Capricorn SOUTH NODE, even the more awakened, spiritually attuned individual finds it hard to act responsibly. Yet, with Mars now in Gemini, there has never been a greater urgency for those who are aware of what is going on to step up and speak up.

    As Jupiter also slows to turn retrograde (Apr 10), it promotes a focus on self-reliant inner wisdom and resourcefulness. An ability to tap into unique inherent skills in order to navigate through and overcome tremendous social pressures or hardships imposed under this transit. While it may feel as though you are alone with your intuitive knowledge; that all your efforts seem futile against the invisible Goliath who tries to take control over the ways of your world, you are advised to remain clear and focused in your meditative centre.

    The Capricorn South Node now regresses to form a potent midpoint conjunction to Saturn/Pluto by the middle of this month (April 15). Ebertin makes no bones about this, calling it “the misery of the masses, a common suffering shared with many people together”. Though this may sound highly fatalistic, one might imagine that even those at the Polyanna-end of their spiritual quest are now stopped in their ‘kumbaya’ tracks and accepting that the ominous march of global control is ever so real.

    Something big is about to go down, and with the T-square forming from outer, outer Eris, who governs over the earth’s core, even a monumental seismic shift in the earth’s magnetic poles is not out of the question. We are long due to see any improbable, yet according to the science, some highly plausible event - something that is set to bring some Eris-style ’strife and discord’ to the happenings here on earth and its mundane goings on.

    Meanwhile, a NEW MOON looms for us at 15°ARIES (April 5), inspiring each of us to charge headfirst into a brave new beginning.

    This lunation activates a strong, single-pointed reset into the core of every individual, urging us to take a distinctly new direction down a path never before travelled. The New Moon's applying square to Saturn poses some serious restrictions and difficulties, doubts, guilts and insecurities about going against the status quo.

    This 'mind over insufferable matter' is something both body and soul (instinct and intuition) are calling us to do. The mid-Aries New Moon is a midpoint to two consecutive Full Moons in Libra - the first at the Vernal Equinox/00°ARIES/LIBRA (March 21) and the next at 29°ARIES/LIBRA (April 19) - each forming bookends to this lunation at the critical degrees. They reinforce a message that something has to end in order for us to restore peace and harmony back into our lives; we must rise up and go to war against the auspices of fear and limitation (Saturn).

    By the end of the month, both Saturn and Pluto will have stationed to turn retrograde. By then, Saturn will stay conjunct or near the South Node repeatedly until September. This hardens and cracks to pieces many close bonds and associations, and as each month the Capricorn Moon swipes past this point it performs a series of occultations. Progressively the old society falls apart. Why? Because we find it hard to carry on the tired old way, and though many might feel constricted and constrained, it is only our old conceptions of reality that are falling away. Structures are, after all, man-made, and they must all ultimately give way to the test of time. What we are witnessing here is a world which stands divided and in turmoil with itself slowly falling to pieces, and we must slowly come to accept that this is a necessary part of nature's rhythms. Things that no longer work for us have to collapse if we are to make way for a reconceptualisation of a brand new tomorrow.

    If you are clear on this as an aware, responsible individual, now is the perfect time to set your intention on which direction you feel most strongly called to embark, then proceed steadily, fearlessly and with some degree of caution.

    Blessings, and have an amazing New Moon xx"
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    Thank you onawah, 2 weeks ago 3 couples from around the UK met in Barcelona, the males all Capricorns and the females all Geminis - we didn't know this beforehand. And the energy interaction started then hasn't diminished, it has started spreading roots in different directions with 'sweet spots' starting to ping - the nodes are connecting!

    From above: "As PLUTO lines up along the Capricorn SOUTH NODE, even the more awakened, spiritually attuned individual finds it hard to act responsibly. Yet, with Mars now in Gemini, there has never been a greater urgency for those who are aware of what is going on to step up and speak up."

    And I should say the meet up wasn't brought about by any spiritual aspect, all are involved in the supply of (illegal) medicinal cannabis in oil form throughout the UK. The metaphysical properties of which are as yet not properly understood - Power to the Flower!

    And thank you for your continued dedication in bringing the Ang Stoic reports to us!

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    THE WEEK AHEAD: April 01-07
    https://angstoic.com/2019/04/the-wee...d-april-01-07/

    "From one week to the next, each day during this stationing Mercury on Neptune melds dreamily into the next, opening our minds to a vast territory of undiscovered mystery, as nebulous and uncharted as the deepest oceans and the expanses of deep, outer, outer space.

    This week we continue our most surreal rabbit-hole adventure, beginning with pure daydream (Pisces Moon strafing past Venus, Mercury, Neptune and Vesta), an amorphous dip into a deep hypnotic soul-dissociative slumber, an ambience inhabited by living transparencies, broken only by the wild frontier of our awakening to Friday’s Aries New Moon.

    Yes, prepare to welcome the beginnings of a brazen unknown world. Beyond it, the possible opens out, immense and infinite, and calls out your name with a ticket held out, waiting for your outstretched hand to snatch it and jump aboard a most kaleidoscopic ride through April. Other beings, other folks are there too. We are all pulled together as Pluto finally crosses the South Node, dragging all of humanity down to a place we shall not ever wish to go, for the recrimination of our “sins” offers no supernaturalism, only the occult continuation of infinite torment for those who think they are indestructible and beyond death itself….

    Here are the transits for this week:

    ♂ in ♊

    Sun Mar 31 2019

    06:13

    Mars

    00°♊00′

    Ingressing

    Gemini


    ☿ ☌ ♆

    Tue Apr 02 2019

    09:37

    Mercury

    17°♓08′

    Conjunction

    Neptune

    17°♓08′

    ♀ ∠ ♇

    Tue Apr 02 2019

    11:43

    Venus

    08°♓02′

    Semisquare

    Pluto

    23°♑02′

    ♇ ☍ ☊

    Tue Apr 02 2019

    16:31

    Pluto

    23°♑02′

    Opposition

    Node

    23°♋02′

    ♀ Sqq ☊

    Tue Apr 02 2019

    19:33

    Venus

    08°♓25′

    Sesquisquare

    Node

    23°♋25′

    Vs in ♈

    Wed Apr 03 2019

    15:28

    Vesta

    00°♈00′

    Ingressing

    Aries


    ♂ ∗ Ch

    Thu Apr 04 2019

    03:38

    Mars

    02°♊35′

    Sextile

    Chiron

    02°♈35′

    ☽ ☌ ☉

    Fri Apr 05 2019

    08:51

    Moon

    15°♈17′

    Conjunction

    Sun

    15°♈17′

    ☿ ∗ ♄

    Sun Apr 07 2019

    09:18

    Mercury

    20°♓06′

    Sextile

    Saturn

    20°♑06′

    After a perpelexifying three weeks in retro, Mercury finally straightens up to go direct. Still, his conjunction to Neptune maintains a nebulous, distortive effect upon our rational minds. Fantasy and imagination brings the impossible into contact with the possible, which we may also naively think is plausible, but is most probably improbable.

    As the Moon darkens, by midweek the mystical realms of the night becomes a world unto itself. Daydreams extend into nightdreams, and night, as day, reveals an entire universe of its own…

    Here, the dark things of our vast, limitless imagination become our most intimate neighbours, and whether by direct communication or by a fanciful expansion into the distances of the abyss, the dreamer, not quite seeing, not quite unconscious, glimpses a strange menagerie of sea-creatures, weird apparitions and pallid ghosts, terrible iridescent glow worms, creepishly masked monsters, indistinguishable figures, 12-headed snakes, sordid confusions, suspiciously moonless moonlights, obscure reversals of mirth and miracle, peculiar growths and vanishings within a murky depth, forbidden shapes lurking in the shadows – the whole mystery which we call dreaming, which is nothing other than the approach of an invisible reality. This dark Pisces moon-dream creates the chasm of Night, where we can become completely lost, as we can lose our mind and soul.

    Until…

    The dark Moon enters Aries at the same time as devotional Vesta (Wednesday) and together, their conjunction to maverick Chiron (02°♈35′) initiates many early degree Cardinals into what by Friday becomes a brave preface to a whole new beginning for us: the annual reset point at the Aries New Moon.



    This lunation, bursting with an initiative to storm headfirst into places we have never dared to go before, is somewhat hampered by the austere auspices of Saturn, squaring the Aries Sun/Moon from Capricorn. With dashing elan and audacity, we assertively depart from the beaten track, at least enough to be held in check by the nagging expectations of ‘role responsibility’ and ‘keeping in line with the rules and regulations’ of Saturn’s structured 3D world. Whilst we may impetuously ignore or deny the authoritarian stance on ‘real world’ pressures in our haste to push ahead, proceeding recklessly, expressing our chagrin to being held accountable.

    Aries hates Capricorn with a passion, so when the ram and goat lock horns, the fight is often hard and unrelenting. Saturn is dignified in Capricorn, but our heroic Sun, exalted in Aries, and with the moon behind him, sees this headstrong duel between those of the cloven-hooved variety sends us reeling in despair, and likely beaten and in disrepair:

    Saturn on the Sun… ain’t much fun.

    Meanwhile, the strange intriguing state of the world that forms at the grand cross developing between a Nodal-Axis Pluto, Eris and Pallas Athena promises intense strife and mayhem for anyone who is sleepwalking, devoid of any consciousness. What makes the ‘living dead’ so tragic is not that they are the victims of their own enslaved nature, but that they are at least a little conscious of their entrapment to their fate. The Eris/Pluto square (again Ares/Capricorn) subtly suggests that there’s no such source and cause of strife, quarrel, fights, malignant opposition, persecution, and war, or all evil in the world, such as extreme politics, corporation and religion.

    If we allow their influences into our civil affairs, like Eris’ golden apple, our government soon becomes destroyed. If we allow them into our common schools, they are destroyed as well. If we allow them into our daily lives, we see the strife and mayhem that ensue. Those ‘patriarchs’ who wrote our bibles and our constitutions knew this well, and judiciously used the most apt and comprehensive language to prevent such a catastrophe.



    Yet the news is grim for nation states, and we shall see why from this week forth as many seal their fate by allowing sanctimonious despots to run this world under the premise and guise of ‘responsible rulers’.

    Remember, love and forgiveness, even to the ‘pork chops’ and ‘douchebags’ out there – that’s the healing key. Where there is no forgiveness and love, there’s only bitterness, resentment, anger, malice and strife, which only guarantees more pain and misery. Avoid more suffering. Regardless of what the cynics and doubters say, we cannot love without forgiving. Any genuine act of forgiveness empowers our ability to love and liberates us from the pain of wounds and traumas.

    Be kind to everyone, and look forward to seeing you soon. Blessings, and have an amazing week xx"

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    THE WEEK AHEAD: April 15-21
    https://angstoic.com/2019/04/the-wee...d-april-15-21/


    "This Friday (19th) we will, for the second time in a month, see the Aries Sun come into opposition with the Libra Moon. The first Full Moon in Libra came only moments after the Equinox (Mar 21). Full Moons are harbingers of awareness into a personal crisis, so when we are blessed with two consecutive lunations in the same sign, let us take is as a “sign” that something in a particular area needs proper attention. Invariably these ‘repetitions of theme’ occur at the critical degrees of the tropical zodiac (0° & 29°), serving as a double warning that something we’re doing unconsciously has to be faced and if not functioning to our optimal desires be either consciously changed, or it may have to end for us.

    In Libra, these lunations serve as a pressing reminder to take immediate action wherever we have slipped into unconscious habits of complacency, indecision, indifference and indolence mostly because we wish to keep the ideals of peace and not create any waves. This modality of needing to stay diplomatic, avoiding confrontation, of laziness and procrastination of any decisive action has to be looked at. Something might need to change in the emotional rhythms, for it is no longer breeding a sustainable modality of support within our world.

    What is is? Where are things falling over in your world due to ‘not enough action’ and where do you feel inspired to just get up and ‘do something’?

    These are the main transits for this week:

    ♀ □ ♃

    Mon Apr 15

    23:16

    Venus

    24°♓18′

    Square

    Jupiter

    24°♐18′℞

    ☿ in ♈

    Wed Apr 17

    06:01

    Mercury

    00°♈00′


    ☽ ☍ ☉

    Fri Apr 19

    11:14

    Moon

    29°♎07′

    Opposition

    Sun

    29°♈07′

    ☿ ☌ Ch

    Fri Apr 19

    23:47

    Mercury

    03°♈28′

    Conjunction

    Chiron

    03°♈28′

    ☉ in ♉

    Sat Apr 20

    08:56

    Sun

    00°♉00′


    ♀ in ♈

    Sat Apr 20

    16:11

    Venus

    00°♈00′


    Jn in ♋

    Sat Apr 20

    16:43

    Juno

    00°♋00′


    ♂ ☍ Ce

    Sun Apr 21

    05:16

    Mars

    13°♊48′

    Opposition

    Ceres

    13°♐48′℞

    To the casual, conscientious observer, the past few weeks would appear like a swirling mess. Lots of confused messages and muddied mystic reveries, where Mercury and Venus were still transiting through Pisces. This was made even more diffused and delusive as these ‘inner’ planets both hovering before distant, ‘mystical sea-guru’ Neptune over the past month. Both Mercury and Venus – acolyte operatives to the Sun’s direct electromagnetic field – will step into Aries this week, adding new fuel to the heatedness that is already developing here on planet earth. Aries ruler Mars now in Gemini creates a mutual reception to Mercury, so we can see words and ideas shooting like sparks between us for the next 3-4 weeks.

    Add to that Pluto’s crossing of the South Node (“the suffering of the masses”- Ebertin), and you get the compelling sense in every conversation that we have all been had, under the cloak of a dark, patriarchal shadow which is relentless in its ambition to keep the hierarchical structure top heavy with power by disempowering (or enslaving) the masses into an indentured service of debt and scrambling over scarcity. No doubt the stress and agitation we are feeling at the ground level, endemic to the system under which each of us are subscribed, is coming to a point of oppression, especially visible when Pluto rears his head near Saturn, planet of consequence.

    Speaking of consequence, Saturn now also aligns himself under the regressing South Node, and, 'til September, drags out his big stick to administer a bit of old-fashioned karmic law. What does that look like? At the Capricorn South Node the collective soul is learning how to embrace and apply a more nurturing, feminine role in our lives. The transition must go from the coldness of Capricorn to the warmth of Cancer, from old to youthful and new. The world must soften up and open, not harden itself by building walls from its responsibilities and duties to society. The feminine must come through, and Saturn is here to teach us the consequences of failing to step up to our more nurturing nature and move away from socially imposed ‘traditions’ or ‘customs’. Saturn can make a really frustrating devil of himself here, pressing us into doing things we do not enjoy doing, especially among our closest contacts and relationships.

    These are the klaxon-style warning sounds and messages that we are in a state of global emergency – that our fair world is under desperate duress and ready to blow due to the neglect and disrepair (some would say abuse) by all those who seem content to just keep inflating the 3D bubble of a functioning ‘reality-illusion’ in the air, ignoring that this is not a sustainable situation, except by quantum terms.

    We can see how the sand has run out of the hourglass for issues like climate change and land conservation, wealth and income inequality, dire lack of health and employment opportunities, inequitable property ownership and land sovereignty of nations.

    In India (where I am currently) and Indonesia, 20% of the world’s population is currently stepping up to make a decision on who will run their country, as both enter elections this week.

    Elsewhere, most countries are also in preparation. These are the common masses, as ruled, largely by this Libra Moon. They tend to unconsciously entrust their social affairs to an authoritative ‘leader’, someone who is nominated and ordained to decide what to do for the collective lot of all of us.

    In a way, it’s nice. It’s easy to delegate, or forfeit our individual authority and our creative impetus to someone else – a grown-up who we trust will make direct and necessary changes to improve our world. We put a lot of faith into a system where a munificent ruler sees that we get exactly what we need. No mess, no fuss – just one decision once every four years means all we have to do is get out there – to the ballots – and cast our little vote (if we can be bothered to enroll). It’s called Democracy, and it’s nice. It ensures that at least 50% of us feel “represented” in the Big Bawana’s schemes and promises.

    Not being sarcastic – it’s a pretty sweet deal, since if we don’t like what’s happening in our world, we know exactly who we can blame later: the bad ruler and all those who supported him. And the sweetest thing, of course, is that if we’ve been unhappy after that 4-year term, we get our chance to vote them out and put some other guy in charge for four years…

    The bigger question then becomes: how is this system being received by Mother Nature’s natural laws and how is it in agreement of all of her children? Is daddy really looking after things at ‘home’, or is he just in it for himself and his own, exclusive kind?

    With Saturn and Pluto both in retrograde, we will spend the next 4-5 months mulling over what we’re actually doing here. Who are we encouraging by subscribing to their top-down patriarchal system and how effectively is it serving society, from the castletops down to its roots?



    Jupiter, also retrograde, is squaring Neptune from Sagittarius. It’s not exactly clear whether we are divulging our genuine truth, probably because we’re still trying to figure that out for ourselves. It’s a process and we prefer either to graciously withhold and meditate our beliefs, or pollute the airwaves by boasting our righteous idealisations about whether we are able to attain a cohesive or ‘collective oneness’, even though our world is full of the hypocrisies of division. It’s a time we start to question our own faith, see how often we ourselves are not actually accomplishing some of the things we promise others. Whenever we fail to see ourselves being what we aspire to see in others, there’s evidence where we have blown off a lot of fantastical steam. Dreams can be just dreams, and whether we have what it takes to pull them off in the real world is another matter altogether.

    Some of the hardest questions are now begging to be answered, and all the hidden mysteries are rising to the surface to be pondered upon. Whilst these become pressing, confronting reality and accepting responsibility seems somewhat unfavourable to being absorbed within our current ‘castle in the sky’ projection, which may feel emotionally satisfying but only time reveals whether we are capable of actually doing anything, except just dream.

    The Full Moon at the final degree of cardinal sign, Libra, hits us with a thundering thud. Just two days before the Sun conjuncts Uranus it creates a lightning-storm crisis by raising awareness of our unconscious tendencies to sit and talk things over and over rather than take immediately appropriate and conscientious action. The lunation preludes what will be joltingly earth-grounding emergency, especially when in a flashing instant we are brought to see how players, leading in the fields of latest innovations and technology are taking steps to concrete their own interests and investments, and how decisions made by these authoritative entities will affect our lives. Are the masters of progress being constructive or disruptive to our physical, material world?
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    To the casual, conscientious observer, the past few weeks would appear like a swirling mess." ...
    You don't say ... ?

    (sorry to an ESL visitors for the idiom ... in this context, its an expression of slight sarcasm / facetiousness, in agreement)
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    One conscious decision to act can change everything.
    4/18/19
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    "Greetings fellow travellers,
    On the Eve of this Full Moon, the second in succession to fall in the constellation of Libra, we are confronted by our own unconscious tendency to 'seek the peace', not create waves, maintain some harmony and equilibrium - even in the face of all these apparent storms, fires, wars and provocations which seem to be ever more frequently ravaging our 3D landscape.

    As the Moon edges towards another total opposition, this time to the closing Aries Sun, we find our minds wavering over little things that apparently mean a lot. We start to feel more and more restless and uncomfortable, so that to sit in inactivity, indolence and deferral to taking immediate, decisive action develops into a troubling thorn, lodged in our side.

    If you want things to just stay 'nice' and calm, yet feel something is eating away at you, then you may start to question whether all of this is going to last, carrying on the way it's going. Things on this planet have already shifted (drastically), and either you are ready to acknowledge this or you're obviously blissed into oblivious remiss... well... as they say, “Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.”

    We are watching much come to a certain end now. Not one but two Libra Full Moons fall in succession so rarely, each trying (in their own inimitable way) trying to tell us something has to be seen and confronted, especially since the first (on March 21) occurred precisely as the Sun was on the world axis, conjunct Chiron. This second Full Moon, now at the last degree of Libra sees the Aries Sun slowly about to contact the calamitously disruptive Uranus, now for the first time back in Taurus since 1934. Again, this follows a similar period of sustained squares to Pluto (1932-34), where rising new technologies (ie. radio) gave birth to a revolutionary new way of manipulating the collective consciousness with propagandist views of rising demagogues.

    Chiling echoes of that period seem now transposed into the advanced age of supercomputers, hyper-speed connectivity and AI algorithms that can control the stem and a flow of intelligence as seen fit by an increasingly centralised system of controllers.

    At Full Moon time, we generally sense the stark contrast between our conscious and unconscious self. We see it playing out within, and also see it in our outer world. We notice things, people, habits from the past come fully into conflict with an emerging new consciousness. A fundamental crisis occurs. Our instinctive, habitual nature becomes confronted by a blast of awareness, usually through encounters with those who hold some importance in our lives, or crucial incidents in which we are called to become aware of our more dormant selves, stand to attention and somehow make a decision that could determine the course of our future. Whether we step up to make any necessary changes depends largely on the degree of consciousness of our position and whether that needs to change. With Uranus involved, it isn't likely that things will stand as they are, no matter how much we have our heart set on holding back the progress.

    Watch the dominoes...

    Many portentous signs and messages are flooding through now. Whilst we all need some peace, liberty, harmony, balance and equanimity in our lives, this cannot stand the storms and earth tremors Uranus is currently building resources at an exponential rate there, at the start of Taurus. Any ideal state of Libra 'peace and love' cannot come without the sudden, unforeseen shock to take appropriate action, to fight and defend our position.

    Reality Check: Those who feel they can maintain their peaceful state without occasionally making some unforeseen adjustments, sacrificing something they are physically attached to must know there can be no joy on this planet without an equal weight of pain and loss to balance things on some unknown scale. This is the (second such) warning now, as indicated by the harbingers of the double Libra Moon.

    When we look around, we see all kinds of indicators that our tenuous positions here (on earth) are subject to a spell of extreme turbulence. Every conventional, traditional or established 'place' of peace seems threatened. Places of government and business, places of prayer (churches, mosques and synagogues), normative marketplaces and forums of social interaction, communication/ media/ commerce and trade, arenas of sport and entertainment etc. all seem threatened (and have been hit) by a random active force that is willfully working to shift our accustomed way of life into a whole different dimension. Something is here to tell us (without polite warnings or much consideration for our feelings) that things must change if we are to preserve our freedom to share and enjoy our ideals with others.

    We are confronted with aggressive fire (Aries) every time we speak, challenged at the fundamental core of our peace & freedom-loving hearts. Everywhere is war, and either we become aroused to do something about it or we shirk and squirm into complacency.

    We can see by the heavier transits (Saturn/Pluto at the South Node) that the wall-building, structure and status-obsessed elements in Capricorn that there are greater, invisible or unfathomable forces pulling to keep things into patriarchal, top heavy control. Whilst this goes against the nature of many, it seems that these forces are insurmountable. They have amassed so much power at the top of their heap; built such elaborate infrastructures for comprehensive control; such high barriers to mask and fortify their covert operations, that they seem unstoppable by any means. Certainly, "they" will not allow any individual efforts to even attempt to question their totalitarian systems of control. They - these are the 'benevolent fathers of our state' - have the power to limit, curtail, censor, redact, even completely eliminate any threat to achieving their own agenda. They can silence any critic, imprison any detractor, stall any referendum, reverse any policy and sign any executive order to ensure that their own patriarchal, "father knows best" approach always rises above that of their pliant and compliant subjects.

    This is not just a "prediction" from this astrologer - even though Saturn and Pluto have not (and will not) come into exact conjunction until January 2020. All this is actually happening, and has been building up around the big hills and summits of every land for many, many months now. All this is happening right now under our very noses. Of course, those who dare not question or are too snugged-up inside their personal comfort zones may choose to ignore or dare not challenge the emboldened forces who write the rules of the 'status quo'. We may deny our higher conscience, deny our call to take action, deny even our own systemic faith and inner moral compass. But we cannot deny that those in power today are pretty much running things without checking in with anyone.

    Whilst the month of March and early April brought in some dreamy waves of Neptunian magic and mysticism, it has also surreptitiously allowed our minds to slip away, escape the many tiresome pressures and responsibilities; served to alleviate the abrasive and ghastly unpleasant unrealities of the 'real world'. By the end of the month, the Sun (authority) and Mars (action) will become entirely engrossed by the soul-dissociating effects of the final Uranus/Neptune semi-square, exact on the 2nd of May.

    Here, we risk drifting into a mass-induced state of cognitive dissonance. Our illusions and deceptions are not contingent on who we are or what we do. Our lying is not our fault. Our little self-deceptions and evasivenesses are a conscious choice and thus, our own problem to sort out. When we make the choice to shut out and dissociate from our responsibility to act upon those things we truly care about, then we will also (without doubt) choose to willfully ignore all other matters we feel do not concern us. When we willingly fail to respond to the impetus to see things as they are, take decisive action when we consciously experience just how fragile our position of personal power is made, then nothing can change for the better. Eventually we will be held responsible and accountable for our own dissonance, but this may not occur until we willfully forfeit all our freedoms and liberties as a collective humanity.

    This is the warning here. The lies we continue to tell ourselves to keep from seeing the truth about our beloved world may not feel like lies to us at this point. They may feel comfortable, familiar, and true, especially when we repeat them like mantras, cling to them like security blankets, hoping to calm ourselves and regain our false sense that the world works the way we believe it ought to.

    All self-deceptions manifest to somehow undermine our position, like the false friends we look to for comfort and protection. Whilst for a short time they may make us feel better, they can only keep the truth at bay for so long. Nor can our little euphemisms and dissociations eradicate the big, conspiratorial lies that are instilled and enforced upon us by the institutions that govern over our consciousness. As we shall see in the coming months, the longer we try to pretend they can, the more the auspices of guilt and self-reproach take over, leaving us exposed to suffering and hurt in some way. Saturn will hover over the South Node until the end of September...

    We are in this together, and as humanity has done so in the past, the unconscious ones march deafly into a state of utter mass-hypnosis, falsely feeling assured that 'everything will be alright' if they just go along with the beat of society's drum and don't try and rock the boat. To think that things will magically balance themselves out if we just cocoon ourselves from the gradually increasing tightness in infrastructure and administration is the greatest folly. There are mechanisms and measures taken now that will guarantee that all independent, free speech and action becomes centralised and moderated by a singular, invisible, undeterminable and interminable force.

    Do we see how the road of complacency and indifference allows this to happen? Do we see how our unconscious tendency to just let things be - so long as we are personally not disturbed or affected - only fans the flames of what will tomorrow be the raging fire that threatens to eliminate the few things we have left that are of any value in this world? Or do we knowingly accept that this must be our collective fate, that we abandon any involvement and leave it to dark karmic forces to determine the destiny of humankind and all the things we hold precious and sacred on this plane?

    The 3D world is collapsing all around us. We are watching our prized relics and ruins of our past archaic structures and institutions clutching desperately to keep themselves together, knowing deep in our hearts that for those things to endure they must cede to a new system, one that surrenders their stronghold of abundance from those who have much to provide better for those who have little. Enough with the walls and towers, designed only to separate, divide, imprison and enslave the many while elevating and glorifying the few. Time to start seeing things through different eyes.

    "The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”
    ~ Nikola Tesla

    Many Blessings, and have an amazing Full Moon. ~ Ang "

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    THE WEEK AHEAD April 22-28
    https://angstoic.com/2019/04/the-wee...d-april-22-28/


    "By now we’re pretty used to life’s little surprises, living from one gasp to another. The heroes and villains of our daily lives – us and the people around us, as well as those those in the ubiquitous 24/7 news media cycle, continue to revel in constantly rewriting reality’s restrictions. We see that in every moment there’s a sensational story that will shock and awe. Even god’s climate is having a laugh, as if carousing us in its exceeding record temperatures and wild bouts of extreme natural phenomena, wipeouts and extinctions.

    I’m guessing that to confine oneself and somewhat settle into one particular idea of satisfaction is no longer permissible by any means. Besides being dissatisfying… staying in a fixed mindset breeds an atmosphere of stagnation and complacency, limits our creative expression and individual spiritual progress. It’s pretty clear that we can’t stay there, in one place (wherever that is), and as much as we try to hold it together as it is, we’re not being allowed.

    Here are the main transits for this week:

    ☉ ☌ ♅

    Mon Apr 22

    23:07

    Sun

    02°♉32′

    Conjunction

    Uranus

    02°♉32′

    ☉ ∠ ♆

    Tue Apr 23

    06:05

    Sun

    02°♉49′

    Semisquare

    Neptune

    17°♓49′

    ♀ ☌ Ch

    Tue Apr 23

    16:55

    Venus

    03°♈40′

    Conjunction

    Chiron

    03°♈40′

    ♇ S℞

    Wed Apr 24

    12:54

    Pluto

    23°♑09′℞

    RETROGRADE


    ☿ ☌ Vs

    Wed Apr 24

    13:55

    Mercury

    09°♈51′

    Conjunction

    Vesta

    09°♈51′

    ☽ □ ☉

    Fri Apr 26

    22:20

    Moon

    06°♒24′

    Square

    Sun

    06°♉24′

    ♂ ∠ ♅

    Sat Apr 27

    07:23

    Mars

    17°♊47′

    Semisquare

    Uranus

    02°♉47′

    ♂ □ ♆

    Sat Apr 27

    13:04

    Mars

    17°♊56′

    Square

    Neptune

    17°♓56′

    Mercury/Venus now in Aries, hovering over Chiron means things are about to move forward again, and there is much to soothe and heal through sharing inspiring words of love and beauty. As the Sun enters Taurus, even the Bull himself – the most inert, stable, innocuous character of them all feels like he’s been cooped up for far too long. As he approaches a conjunction to URANUS (Monday), he’s ready to break loose and rampage to freedom.

    Every being has been trapped into its form for long enough. It bears the punishment of its form – the suffering of being this way and no longer able to be otherwise, and is ready to cut loose, erupt and explode with expressions of randomness as an act of rebellion from any troubling past forms.


    In this final week of April, following the Libra Full Moon, with the masculine Sun/Mars heading towards the soul-dissociating Uranus/Neptune aspect, we are potentially moving through another spell of splitting off from our consciousness. Inside each psyche sits an elegant little mechanism which helps us to switch off from the incoherences and cruelties of being trapped into a fixed reality of being, mostly to stop us from going insane.

    The problem with soul-dissociation is that it can leave us feeling numb and lifeless on the inside, incapable of contacting the rich feelings in our bodies and acting from a place of heart. We lose touch with the subtle feelings that bring us comfort and enjoyment – like they can no longer possibly satisfy or they seem hopelessly out of reach, even if we tried to feel them.

    Our conscious mind is constantly trying to assimilate to its surroundings, correlate information, connect the dots in what otherwise seems like a random universe – one filled with abstract facts and confusing half-truths. At confounding times like this, our mind tends toward terrifying images of a new reality, pitching the soul into an uncertainty of its situation therein. This can either drive us mad or send us into an utter state of despair, causing us to shut out from the light, escaping into the relative safety of a deep emotional deadness.

    It is important to maintain grounded contact with the exterior world. Grounding ourselves within our environment can mean finding things that stimulate our feelings; people who can excite and arouse our senses and sensualities. Over this next fortnight, remember to reach out and make frequent and necessary connections, stay in touch, and don’t let your soul disappear down the rabbit hole…

    Before the end of April, JUPITER (10th), PLUTO (24th) and SATURN (29th) will have turned retrograde. All planets are now currently stationing, intensifying their effect upon a certain degree (24°♐21’℞, 23°♑09’℞, 20°♑31’℞ respectively). Jupiter and Saturn – archetypal arbiters of ‘society’, filter our perception of the exterior world. Their stationing will allow us to stop the world, take a chance to step off the great monkey-wheel out there and take a good introspective look at the inner world that we are ‘hoping’ to create.

    So let’s step off for a moment. Take a look. See what you’ve managed to ‘accomplish’ here, on this earth, since last Sep-Oct. What have you contributed to the greater social realm that has been truly significant for you, especially internally? Did you make any headway into understanding how to best secure an emotional as well as a socio-economic footing in the world? Are you any clearer on how the system works, and do you feel like you have made steady gains in constructing a society that will serve you on both inner and outer levels?

    In this last closing of the current JU/SA cycle (2000-2020), Jupiter will continue to square Neptune (since January and again in June & Sep), then will conjunct Pluto (x3 in 2020) while Saturn conjuncts Pluto (April/May, and again in Jan 2020). As they turn retrograde it would feel as though many subtle, subversive, supernatural (beyond the mundane) influences are there to question your inner ability to integrate with the bigger picture – get a handle on who you are and where you’re at, asking who holds sovereignty and power over all the money and resources on this planet, and how much of a share you, as an individual, claim to own. Are you satisfied? Do you really feel it’s yours? Is your own piece of the pie a just and fair reward for all you’ve done?

    Jupiter is about expansion of worldly knowledge and the integration of that knowledge to provide some meaning in our world. The square to ‘otherworldly’ Neptune creates much ambivalence and confusion about what we believe and what we wish to be true. The potent dreamworld that we wish to manifest becomes both the source of all limitless potential and also the main reason behind why we can’t actually achieve anything of substance. Dreaming not only feels enriching, but it can become an addiction to the point where life becomes just an unrealised dream. During much of 2019, dreams can remain just dreams – an interior wonderland into which we can retreat. This sucks up a lot of the energy which could otherwise be put to making things happen. As Jupiter turns retrograde, we get a chance to go back and look at all those forgotten promises and unaccomplished dreams, work out where we took off and left the planet, and if indeed we have the faith and fortitude to ever return, make something real of all the highfaluting hopes and schemes.

    Jupiter’s transit through Capricorn and his conjunctions with Pluto (2020) will see a ruthless rise in ambitiousness and determination for certain driven individuals to do something of social significance – like a mad, self-important dash to reach the top, possibly even at the expense of the importance of everyone and everything else.

    Saturn, on the other hand, governs the constriction and contraction effects – the opposite of Jupiter. It is the ‘parent voice’ of limitation and ‘knowing our limits’, serving as a barrier to progress until certain standards are met and tough lessons learned if we’re not up to scratch. In conjunction with Pluto, the road ahead demands that an inner transformation must occur if we are to succeed. As this year goes on, we may experience some degree of pressure and frustration in achieving objectives, mostly because we sense inexplicable, invisible blockages in our way. Subconscious forces that block and repress both social and spiritual progress must be brought to awareness and dealt with. To do this takes enormous effort and not everyone seems capable of making the shift. Many people are simply entrenched into the system, enslaved to their karma or resigned to ‘the way it has to be’.

    Naturally, to the large mass of ‘unawakened’ folks, it seems that “during times like these” any ambitious idea for a sustainable solution might just disappointingly turn to crap. Therefore, we either don’t pursue it or start but tend not to follow through, since at some point something happens to ridicule or dismiss our efforts, causing us to lose faith when things start to sour, or we feel unsupported. When life hands you lemons, how do you deal with it?

    One can say that all this is psychological – that these sour despondencies and bitter frustrations with current society are “all in your head”. But the sentiments and views we have of our current world are real, and our struggle seems reinforced when shared daily through our social contacts, to the point where we question where all the drive to become successful actually comes from (and what’s the whole point anyway?). By now, most intelligent people can sense that ‘big talk’ leads to ‘big nothing’, and ‘bigshots’ and ‘bigots’ are simply folks whose unaddressed issues fester and foment into social fears, doubts and worries about the future. These can be shut down, buried, masked over with inflated ideas of themselves, noisy campaigns about what they’re hoping to achieve.

    It’s time now to stop and take a good look at what’s actually going on in our world and how we’re a part of it. If you are not actively working on making it a different place – somewhere where it’s all tangibly possible for all to enjoy to benefits and spoils of success, somebody else is and will continue to try.

    Here, it is not necessarily the smarter or wiser guy who will step up and make the changes he wants to see. It will be the confident entrepreneur with a dream, or the ruthlessly ambitious guy who manages to bring his ideals and visions into a new practical form who gets the upper hand – and s/he may not necessarily as thoughtful or as conscionable as one might expect.

    Those who succeed in this world are not necessarily smarter than you. They just have the courage and conviction to take charge, try out the things you might consider impossible, silly, or grossly corrupt. These are the ones who ultimately rule the middle earth – not you with your ‘modest, moral and socially just views’ but who shows no actual follow-through. If you just sit back and let them, they’ll steadily trample all over you, since they consider your inactivity a sign of weakness, resignation and permission for them to take the advantage.

    “He in his madness prays for storms, and dreams that storms will bring him peace”

    ― Mikhail Lermontov
    As you sit still, reflect on what kind of world is developing around you, ask how much your lack of inner faith and the exasperation that “nothing you do matters anyway” gets in the way of true, progressive change… change you want to see but feel too shy, limited or powerless to enact.


    If you see that you are slowly becoming swamped, then your likely ‘future’ is very easy to predict. You are called to make a phenomenal shift, and whether you see it and go with it or you reject, rebel or dissociate yourself from this call to intuitively adapt to what’s available to you is your choice entirely.

    This is also an excellent time to gather ourselves and reflect on the greater, 20-year journey that began around May 2000. Look at how you got all caught up into its push and pull, its expansion and contraction patterns over money wealth and acquisition, see your gains and losses, your happiness and sadnesses. Reflect, see what you’ve done, and have a good cry then a good laugh…

    Blessings, and have a great week…"

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    THE WEEK AHEAD: Apr 29-May 05
    https://angstoic.com/2019/04/the-wee...apr-29-may-05/

    "A cavalcade of seriously austere transits means we could be in for a rather an eventful week. As Saturn stations to retrograde on the South Node, it feels like time is standing still, just to put the pressure on us all. Very soon, and over the next few months, we are about to backtrack and better examine the most significant events since Saturn first entered the Rx zone on January 22. In a way, Saturn does retrogrades better than all the other planets. It’s like he gives us a second chance to examine and improve the ever-evolving relationship between the ego (exterior-defined self) and the soul (internal self). Of course it will hurt, but then, how else are we supposed to learn?

    Here is a full list of this week’s transits:

    ☉ Sqq ♃

    Mon Apr 29

    10:00

    Sun

    08°♉49′

    Sesquisquare

    Jupiter

    23°♐49′℞

    ♄ ☍ ☊

    Mon Apr 29

    22:30

    Saturn

    20°♑31′

    Opposition

    Node

    20°♋31′

    ♄ S℞

    Mon Apr 29

    23:58

    Saturn

    20°♑31′℞

    RETROGRADE


    ☿ ∗ ♂

    Wed May 01

    06:38

    Mercury

    20°♈22′

    Sextile

    Mars

    20°♊22′

    ☿ □ ☊

    Wed May 01

    07:54

    Mercury

    20°♈27′

    Square

    Node

    20°♋27′

    ☿ □ ♄

    Wed May 01

    08:51

    Mercury

    20°♈31′

    Square

    Saturn

    20°♑31′℞

    ♀ ☌ Vs

    Wed May 01

    09:27

    Venus

    12°♈59′

    Conjunction

    Vesta

    12°♈59′

    ♂ ⊼ ♄

    Wed May 01

    12:18

    Mars

    20°♊31′

    Quincunx

    Saturn

    20°♑31′℞

    ♀ ☍ Pa

    Wed May 01

    23:53

    Venus

    13°♈43′

    Opposition

    Pallas

    13°♎43′℞

    ♅ ∠ ♆

    Thu May 02

    02:58

    Uranus

    03°♉03′

    Semisquare

    Neptune

    18°♓03′

    ☿ □ ♇

    Thu May 02

    21:49

    Mercury

    23°♈08′

    Square

    Pluto

    23°♑08′℞

    ☿ △ ♃

    Fri May 03

    04:00

    Mercury

    23°♈35′

    Trine

    Jupiter

    23°♐35′℞

    ☽ ☌ ☉

    Sat May 04

    22:46

    Moon

    14°♉11′

    Conjunction

    Sun

    14°♉11′

    ♂ ⊼ ♇

    Sun May 05

    12:22

    Mars

    23°♊07′

    Quincunx

    Pluto

    23°♑07′℞

    ♂ ☍ ♃

    Sun May 05

    21:58

    Mars

    23°♊23′

    Opposition

    Jupiter

    23°♐23′℞

    Can’t say there’s much joy in Saturn’s incidental conjunction to the South Node either. Due to their common retroactive motion, the two will hold their maudlin grip over all humanity until Saturn goes direct and finally separates from the Node in late September. Until then, we get to look at where society’s heading lately, and how our personal ambitions can terminably fall out of pulse with the prevailing cultural attitudes. We see how disagreement with what is going on around us could leave us in states of isolation, despair, shut out of the system, or severely limited within it. Unless we learn to accept the status quo, or play along with the consensus, this could become a very oppressive and grim period.

    One might imagine that this is not likely to go down easily, especially in the western world where people are accustomed to some degree of liberty and independence. We can see too, with this week’s closest Saturn/Pluto conjunction until the partile in Jan 2020, how likely governments will scheme to corrupt and conspire the system, creating divisive rhetoric in order to ‘rally’ and ‘persuade’ their people to fall into a certain authoritarian line.

    The final Uranus/Neptune semisquare also shows how the technology has been used to warp and disturb the higher, more gullible senses with often surreal, absurdly implausible scenarios. Since 2016 our minds have been inundated with a bizarre stream of fake news and contrived misinformation, to the point where, by now, nobody trusts anything they hear or read from any source, any more. Though many ‘sensible people’ have wisely switched off, disengaging entirely, those still active are to be taken either as ‘crazy cooks’ who have lost touch with the reality, or (with Jupiter square to Neptune) academic nincompoops who cannot back their exorbitant claims with any substantial evidence. Even if they do, people are in such a state of cognitive dissonance that any real, pressing argument matters little, if at all.

    However we assess the current situation, we can see that we are fast losing contact with our deepest sense of self, and that of each other. If our old cultural paradigms are shifting, being displaced by the rising auspices of a tightly regulated and controlled stream of information, then where is the freedom of expression and diversity of content to keep the rhetoric healthy and balanced? When all media (now digitised data) becomes instantly monitored and filtered by clever computer algorithms, programmed by ruling humans to limit, censor, redact and shut out the vital, even angry voices of our community, we are left with a void – a murmur of noise that can only be the sound of the greatest, most disconcerting lie.


    Once a government, or any authority takes it upon itself to silence any voices of opposition and dissention, then it’s clear we’re heading down the dark, draconian road of repression and totalitarian control, where all its people are forced to live in a state of terror and fear for their lives and livelihoods.

    Observe this as Mercury in Aries squares the Saturn/Pluto this week. Watch who gets shut out of the office. Probably you, for ‘saying the wrong thing’.

    “When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.”

    ― George R.R. Martin
    On a more positive side, those who feel crippled and frustrated by these times may silently knuckle down, go down to the basement and work on achieving the most extraordinary things – accomplishments which could one day put them in a class all of their own. By exerting extremely individualistic and painstaking efforts, and with an attitude where all external influences are cleverly disregarded, this dark, repressive playing field becomes the breeding ground for a new batch of ‘experts’ in the most unheard-of and obscure fields of endeavour.

    Who knows what creatures will develop?

    By this weekend, a New Moon in Taurus calls for us to make a conscious effort to stay grounded. Make a serious intention to get out and walk barefoot in nature, feel the earth under your feet. These days, even in the most remote areas, humans are inundated by inordinately high levels of electromagnetic activity. Emissions of EMF radiation into our environment, emanating from ubiquitous cell-phone towers, scores of satellites, electrical power lines & home wiring, radio & TV broadcasts, WiFi transmitters, hotspots & bluetooth, as well as the usual a cacophony of domestic and office appliances everywhere are subtly, invisibly messing with our bodies and minds.

    We have yet to prove the true, long-term effects of EMF radiation, although we know that nearly all our living (formerly in physical form) is now happening at the digital level. This includes our money, which is really a physical reflection of our self-worth. If we do not remember to stay grounded, we stand to suffer all kinds of psychosomatic complexes, many which are not easy to identify, let alone treat.

    Blessings, and have an amazing week xx"

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    Fortnightly Lunation Newsletter

    5/2/19
    https://mailchi.mp/e4edb3216667/how-...h?e=7ebaa1ba6b

    "Greetings fellow travelers,

    Taurus Season is here and, as usual, it's time to get grounded. Never has it been - nor will it be - as important as it is today, since the earth is under the threat from increased levels of electrification. Aside from increased intensity of Solar radiation due to holes in the ozone layer, we are living in a world of ever-increasing artificially-generated electromagnetic emissions.

    Charges are constantly emitted within urban environments filled with EMF radiation, emanating from ubiquitous WiFi routers, RF, micro-wave, cellular EMF Emissions distributed by devices such as computer, video, mobile phone, wireless house phones, printers, laptops, palm computers, MP3, business and public service communication systems; cell phones, cell towers, broadband towers and routers, GPS, service providers such as military, fire, taxi, police; baby monitors, wireless internet connections, etc., home wiring, and a preponderance of domestic and office appliances always operating around us.

    Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) have been around since the beginning of time as we receive natural EMFs from the Sun and earth itself. The human body itself is a sophisticated electromagnetic system. Our nervous system and heart run on electricity. It wasn’t until mankind learned to generate electricity (and EMFs) 100 years ago that we started to question the overall safety of its radiation. While the jury is still out on what is deemed safe levels (this varies from country to country), it is a known fact that very strong sources of EMF radiation can present significant health risks (like leukemia.)

    It is no wonder then that our earthly bodies and their delicate nervous systems become sensitized to subtle electrical vibrations that somehow affect and defray our general health and disposition. The telecommunication and electronics industry have a major conflict of interest against consumers becoming aware of health effects from EMF exposure.

    Given the acceleration of our progressive need to exchange increasingly larger volumes of data with one another over faster, more comprehensive networks, there is a pressing hunger from consumers to be connected to even more robust, faster, more reliable and sophisticated networks. In a recent fortnightly Newsletter, I spoke about the perils of the installation of Fifth-generation wireless (5G) technology, the latest iteration of cellular innovation, engineered to greatly increase the speed and responsiveness of wireless networks.

    5G network infrastructure will allow live connection to the "Internet of Things" (IoT) - the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data. Whilst at this stage, only test cities are installing the networks, 5G networks are scheduled to be rolled out in many capital city areas all over the world.

    This technological 'revolution' over our physical world is only one example of the emerging innovative phenomena signified by the ingress of Uranus in Taurus (Mar 2019). We are seeing many more, and I have touched on these briefly (farming, food, conservation, money, economies, banking, beef, masonry, soil, etc) in past video episodes of 'Cosmic Bus'.

    As the night skies darken with the approach of this earthy, Taurus New Moon, we are none-the-less provided an opportunity to set an intention on how on earth we can become more grounded.

    We look around and see how jerky and distracted people's behavior is becoming. Almost all people on this planet now at some degree of awareness are somehow connected to the net, many transfixed to cellular or electronic smart devices which are mobile and compact enough to carry on one's body. Our smart device is effectively a very powerful computer which is connected to every other computer via current 3G/4G networks. It also contains global tracking equipment and has the capacity to charge the body with some levels of EMF radiation.

    In this media-addicted world, we are already observing attention spans dither and quiver from one subject to the next, and those more sensitive to the energetic effects from planets like Uranus or Neptune are more likely to suffer the effects of nervous and emotional disorders, as well as a collective state of cognitive dissonance from their immediate social environment.

    It is therefore most important that we take a little time this month, with the Sun going through Taurus (ruled by Venus) to re-member to stay in touch with the earth, her eternal permanence, her natural beauty and physical preciousness, as well as to consider our investment into the ways of humanity's old, timeless values, customs and traditions and economic structure.

    Many of us have been raised to believe that some things never change, or at least take centuries to show slow and subtle differences. Indeed, some things appear to stay the same because the rate of their evolution (cosmo-geographical, structural and cultural features, species permanence, climate patterns and complex ecosystems etc.) extend well-beyond our normal human lifespan. Those earth-bound things hold a certain sacredness for their apparent permanence, which today we take for granted, even lose our reverence for, since they present as the antithesis of the rapid-moving, lightning-speed pace of the newly inducted Aquarian Age. Many of those things are on the brink of great changes themselves.

    With Saturn/Pluto now in near conjunction at the Capricorn South Node, we see how tenuous and fragile the intrinsic permanence of age-old structures becomes, especially due to threats of climate change, massive socio-political unrest, the plausible threat of nuclear and environmental calamity, and most of all, a growing concentrated power vested into individuals/groups which by themselves possess an overwhelming capacity to wipe out centuries of 'permanence' at the click of the switch, or press of a button. We see too how these individuals build enormous protective walls around themselves and are becoming ever more 'invisible' from our mainstream societies.

    By now we all get the sense that few of the personages seen to represent governments and corporations are the ones in true control. This is the signature of Saturn/Pluto in Capricorn - a 'hidden patriarchal government', whose overall task is to control everything (Pluto = mass) using whatever means and force necessary. At the Cappy South Node, these could not be more removed from our instinctive and emotional nature.

    We are all becoming wired into the wireless network. Some of us are only just discovering the joys of social connectivity beyond the slow, 'landline' speeds of the 'old world' communication. Even grandparents, babies and 'third-world' citizens, as well as long-determined skeptics are finally getting into the digital swing of things as the ubiquitous gadgetry is getting cheaper to afford and easier to use. We are all being tagged and ready to deal with the effects of electric, magnetic and ionizing radiation of our mini, mobile, body-bound personal computers. At this point, there is little data on the biological effects upon our individual organism from these radiations. It is questionable, in the current age of growing mis-information, suppression and censorship whether we will ever know the true extent of what is going on.

    One thing we can forecast, is that by the CAPRICORN LUNAR ECLIPSE (Jul 16), many of the great institutions we have come to know and trust could become as foreign and emotionally distant from us as could ever be imagined. It is then vital that we maintain some sense of perspective about what is occurring on this planet. The mindful are those who can make a conscious intention to stay connected to nature and our humanity, not just in their outward expressions and decisions, but to also have these mirrored in their emotional bodies.

    It is imperative that we maintain our natural connection to this planet, and make a conscious effort to include this as a daily practice in our world somehow. Our Special Message this fortnight goes into some depth at how to get the most of Taurus in your horoscope, and sets a guideline of intentions for each sign.

    On this 14°11' Taurus New Moon, exact at 22:46 UTC on May 04, 2019, focus on bringing your unconscious, emotional self into alignment with your conscious mind. Set a whole-hearted intention to connect with the simpleness of the earth's natural vibrations. Be mindful how this is influenced by the radiating effects of the Sun, but also charged with the artificial electromagnetic fields. Become able to discern who (and what) feeds and holds power over your integral being of intelligence.

    Come to a point where you are still, earthed and centered.
    Make an intention which emanates from the core of whatever it means to be 'you'.

    Blessings and, on May the Fourth... Be with 'You' xx"
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    SATURN RETROGRADE: How much does it matter?

    https://angstoic.com/2019/04/saturn-...oes-it-matter/

    "Let’s face it, unless you are some kind of masochist, there’s nothing about Saturn that’s sexy or fun. The dude craves everything that’s lively and frivolous about life – not because he wants it for himself – he wouldn’t know how to enjoy it. Saturn just doesn’t want you to have it. He can think of better things you should be doing. Saturn’s attitude: if he can’t accept the nonsense, why should you?

    Well, that’s not entirely true… Saturn isn’t the natural enemy of mirth and laughter. It’s just that the old curmudgeon has such strict standards. His stiff and unyielding manner in how he goes about exacting those ‘standards of excellence’ is seldom easy on those who aren’t mindful, who are lazy or delusional. Sooner or later, judgement comes down with a big stick on those who aren’t with it. Unless we are adhering to Saturn’s predefined ‘standards’, life can be tough. Conversely, for those that are adhering to Saturn’s gig, life is tough anyway.

    Similarly, transits from Saturn usually ain’t much joy either. It’s “strictly business” with the old man. His motto is to “treat ’em mean and keep ’em keen”. If there’s any relief, it’s often always after he’s done his bit – often not once, but three times over. Saturn spends 11 months of every year in his retrograde shadow. In the aftermath of those grueling, character defining instances, we can at least look back and say… “thank god I managed to survive that ordeal in one piece*”.
    *(assuming you survived it in one piece)

    And so it is… the Lord of karma, gravity and this dense, physically-defined exterior universe will occasionally slow down, come to a complete standstill, then appear to slowly retrace the heavy footsteps traversed in the 6 – 7 zodiac degrees of the previous four months. This happens once every year, in whichever season the Sun appears to move through opposition to Saturn.

    This ‘retrograde’ process is actually useful – it provides an opportunity to seriously examine our recent efforts, review those things that were supposed to ‘matter’ during this time – at least to the exterior world, who expects so much of us. According to the laws of karma, we need to make some things matter, learn lessons, pay dues. Rx Saturn is mostly interested in those things which ought to have happened but just did not materialize as planned – probably because we goofed off, or tried to pull one over on the old man…Where Saturn is concerned (transits over planets in your chart), the postman always rings three times – just to make sure you got the message. It’s always about reaching maximum efficiency and utmost economy of thought, motion and matter. Whether you get it or not is another matter.

    If you are currently affected by a Saturn transit, just know that he is really only interested in things that are real and quantifiably verified. Focus on giving him that. Let him see the substance, and you’ll be fine. He cares not for your wild abstractions, fantasies and wishful thinking. Any ‘woohoo’ unrealistic elements in your life must go, or at least be put on pause until after this period. Pressure to sit and pass the test is integral before you can successfully move on to the next level. Just as the laws of gravity are very, very strict, Saturn ensures that only those things that can stand the ravages of of time will stand as true. Everything else must crumble and just fall away.

    If we refuse to substantiate or to let go of our insupportable fancies and high falutin' pretensions, then the burden of guilt, grief, separation, depression, loss, ill-health, aging, even death may catch up with us.

    This three-pronged reality-check is Saturn’s signature ‘Standard Operational Procedure’. Saturn’s evenly timed 29.5-year orbit is such that, from earth’s perspective, he appears to cover the same stretch of 6 – 7 degrees of space 3 times, usually over an 11-month period just so we learn our lesson well, and the reality of our situation penettrates into matter until it crystallizes into form.



    THE RETROGRADE CYCLE:
    PHASE 1: RETROGRADE SHADOW – Jan 22 – April 29, 2019
    In this phase of Saturn’s transit, we start to lay down the premises of what will become our reality for the next few months. Brick by brick, we’re building our manifestation, paving the path that will become defined as what's “the matter”.

    Naturally, we reap what we sow. Where we have taken shortcuts or skipped vital duties or responsibilities, we may have to pay our dues later.

    PHASE 2: SATURN RETROGRADE – April 29 – September 18, 2019
    During this period, we are made to retrace our steps. We are taken by the scruff of the neck and forced to review how well we have adhered to the expectations and ambitious plans lain down during Saturn’s entry into the shadow phase.

    Saturn’s conjunction to the South Node during this entire period indicates that personal ambitions may not be synchronous with the prevailing cultural attitudes. We would be wise to stay mindful of the propensity for punishment and troublesome repercussions if going against the system.

    Listen to your conscience:

    Have you been living up to what the exterior world requires from you?
    Have you been dishing out expectations to others, trying to hold them accountable? Have you been impeccable in your judgement of others?
    Has there some slacking, avoidance, stretching of facts, overspending of resources; procrastination; double standards in your relationships; some good, old-fashioned moral hypocrisy going down?
    Best advice is to knuckle down, head down to the basement and focus on actually accomplishing something definitively ‘you’. Make it the most extraordinary thing you are capable of doing – some achievement which could one day put you in a class all of your own.

    PHASE 3: September 18 – December 24, 2018
    The final pass over the same point is do or die. Saturn is merciless, and if it ain’t real, it ain’t happening. This could be painful, shameful and humiliating to the ego, but the spirit knows… it’s just how this business works. Ultimately, Saturn in Capricorn is pushing us to question those patriarchal institutions, governments, corporate or corporeal bodies that appear to have outlived their usefulness.

    In the meantime, earnest, steady effort is necessary to come up with the means to accomplish this successfully. Sometimes we are called to slow down and take a more conservative, cautious, frugal approach just to make things work, particularly after the retrograde period is over.

    It may not be fun at the time, but hey… you’ll see – “it’s character-building”. In a way, Saturn does retrogrades better than all the other planets. It’s like he gives us a second chance to examine and improve the ever-evolving relationship between the ego (exterior-defined self) and the soul (internal self). Of course it will hurt, but then, how else are we supposed to learn?

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    Ang Stoic is a great find, thanks Onawah.

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    Thanks for posting, Onawah. Both the astrological insights and warnings around EMF's are particularly pertinent to my life right now as our newly formed Stop 5G campaign group gears up for the struggle ahead.

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    THE WEEK AHEAD: May 6-12
    https://angstoic.com/2019/05/the-week-ahead-may-6-12/



    "It’s all quite subtle, but the intensity of the heavy background transits like those of Saturn/Pluto and Neptune/Uranus has been creepishly applying for many months (arguably years). These have now pervaded many of our conscious and unconscious processes in quite noticeably unusual ways, to be sure, at least to all you ‘awakened’ pundits out there.

    We may not all possess the keenly analytical faculties required to observe their subliminal effects upon us, and certainly not always. The distinct superpowers of Uranus/Neptune/Pluto/Eris are largely invisible to the untrained naked eye. Those of us who study their transiting effects know one thing about outer planet energies: they definitely find their ways of permeating even the most minuscule aspects of our everyday life. They literally hijack matters like an alien lifeform to the extent where, if we’re not tuned into them, we could become seriously troubled – especially if we are the über-sensitive victim kind, the impressionably avant-garde or the fabled empathic type.

    We may become so pushed and pulled by their long-wave currents, into directions so foreign and bewildering, that we often come out the other end left feeling quite confused, drained, coerced and upset by upheaval, that our lives can end up in a supernatural mess. And there’s no way of averting. Blindly choosing to either play into the dramas they create for us, or fearfully withdrawing entirely (and seldom knowing why), is the less constructive way to handle things….
    …But then, a little astro insight can shed some clearer light here – even upon the foggiest or darkest elements that lurk in the outer periphery of our quantum universe.

    Here are this week’s primary transits:

    ♂ ☍ ♃

    Sun May 05 2019

    21:58

    Mars

    23°♊23′

    Opposition

    Jupiter

    23°♐23′℞

    ☿ in ♉

    Mon May 06 2019

    18:26

    Mercury

    00°♉00′


    ♀ □ ☊

    Mon May 06 2019

    18:53

    Venus

    19°♈32′

    Square

    Node

    19°♋32′

    ♀ □ ♄

    Tue May 07 2019

    13:27

    Venus

    20°♈28′

    Square

    Saturn

    20°♑28′℞

    ☿ ∠ ♆

    Wed May 08 2019

    11:41

    Mercury

    03°♉12′

    Semisquare

    Neptune

    18°♓12′

    ☿ ☌ ♅

    Wed May 08 2019

    14:23

    Mercury

    03°♉25′

    Conjunction

    Uranus

    03°♉25′

    ☉ ∗ ♆

    Thu May 09 2019

    02:53

    Sun

    18°♉13′

    Sextile

    Neptune

    18°♓13′

    ♀ △ ♃

    Thu May 09 2019

    16:56

    Venus

    23°♈05′

    Trine

    Jupiter

    23°♐05′℞

    ♀ □ ♇

    Thu May 09 2019

    17:17

    Venus

    23°♈06′

    Square

    Pluto

    23°♑06′℞

    ☉ ∗ ☊

    Fri May 10 2019

    07:17

    Sun

    19°♉22′

    Sextile

    Node

    19°♋22′

    ☉ ∠ Ch

    Fri May 10 2019

    10:30

    Sun

    19°♉30′

    Semisquare

    Chiron

    04°♈30′

    ☿ Sqq ♃

    Fri May 10 2019

    22:57

    Mercury

    07°♉58′

    Sesquisquare

    Jupiter

    22°♐58′℞

    ☉ △ ♄

    Sat May 11 2019

    09:20

    Sun

    20°♉25′

    Trine

    Saturn

    20°♑25′℞

    ☽ □ ☉

    Sun May 12 2019

    01:13

    Moon

    21°♌03′

    Square

    Sun

    21°♉03′

    Lots going down (again) but it’s our relationships that take a direct hit this week: Venus is still transiting through the impulsive, self-centered modalities of Aries. Here, she attempts to turn on a most dashingly irascible charm, emboldened chiefly by her governance over the Sun, Mercury and Uranus, all transiting in Taurus.

    Flippant and excitable, she is seen quavering in her attempts to stay grounded or measured about anything. She flirts and teases with the laws, often in wild abandon of the consequences – not just in personal affairs, but also in the business dance; generally wherever we may invest our ‘love’ interests into the material world.

    This spirited, love-at-first-sight sense of attraction for all things beautiful is taken to excess, encouraged and abetted by her trine to super-connected Jupiter (the Lizard King), and by the merchandising Taurean Sun’s smoother aspects both to space-cat Neptune and Herr Stickmeister Saturn. Of course we are all looking for a way to make the most out of everything we dream, turn it into a viable reality, one that gives us some degree of accomplishment and assurance.

    As Mercury makes a mind-searing conjunction to Uranus, the honest to goodness truth comes out. Venus’s squares to Saturn/Pluto at the Capricorn South Node complex brings a harsh, sobering awareness about how forces, already rocking the foundations of our social framework are impacting our ability to find peace, love and enjoyment thanks to their insidiously heavy-handed efforts to either forcibly conserve or destroy existing power structures within all relationships.

    So it’s a clash between things of intrinsic value versus superficial grabs for joy which forces events that become the prime theme for this month. If we are too quick to appraise what is ‘adding value’ and what is ‘diminishing value’ to our overall sense of worth and worthiness, snapping at surface bait, and ignoring the real treasures below, we will certainly come up against definite snags when it comes to feeling deeply satisfied.

    In fact, with Saturn at the South Node till the end of this year, we could get ourselves (further) into nasty entanglements which, by the sheer force of pressure, just never allow us to see the light of day again…

    wtf??

    Ok. See if you can follow this: If you look a little closely at your affairs right now, you may observe that it becomes uncomfortably obvious that some things between us can no longer stand due to their incapacity to resonate with our most intrinsic heart desires. Look for repeated signs of inner frustration and doubt, grating criticism and cramping discipline even though on the surface things appear steady and peachy-keen.

    Aries seeks autonomy, and Venus under this sign will choose to exercise this so irrepressibly that, against Capricorn’s patriarchal expectations for her to ‘fall into line’, she seems flippant, self-centered, even immature in her ways.

    Hence with the VENUS square to SATURN/PLUTO we can safely predict some conflicts of interest over holding the integrity of our personal freedom to enjoy life. It seems the ‘powers that be’ are intent on depriving us of that for the sake of some greater, yet not entirely known agenda.

    The heart-chilling effect here comes when we discover that we don’t get a choice in how the relationship is managed – that we must suck it up and suffer the sometimes monstrous demands made upon our freedom (see the fine print of your social contract). Heaven forbid should you get ideas about trying to terminate or break away from any attempts to forcibly control you.

    Know any deals or relationships that are currently holding you into such heavily binding ‘contracts’?

    It’s not like these suffocating elements haven’t always been around. It’s just that Saturn (structure, control, definition) and Pluto (subversion, elimination, corruption) are coming together to bring them to the surface, completing and renewing their 38-yr cycle (Jan 2020). Here we notice them rising in ways which seem increasingly imposing, extremely omnipresent, and impossibly demanding. They’re gradually sucking up more and more of our time, effort, participation and appreciation in their dark, sociopathic ways – insatiable cravings which feel almost impossible to satisfy, no matter what we throw at them.

    They are a dark, invisible vortex which drags us in, but gives us no idea where it’s taking us and what’s at the other end. Sound familiar?

    Just as our scientists have recently been able to provide physical, photographic evidence to support their long-standing theories and suspicions of the existence of black holes, we too are able to point out where (in our socio-economic world) are possible entities whose own gravitational field is so intense that no amount of matter or radiation can escape once it gets sucked into their dark vortex. Black holes can be a place, concept or entity into which stars, time and precious energy apparently disappear without trace.


    [recent publication of a black hole, as seen by scientists]

    Where does it go?
    Where does all your precious love and light disappear into?

    Yes, it is apparent that some entities among us are the black holes to our love and precious energy. Whether they are found in the deliciously addictive products of multinational corporations (Google, Amazon, Facebook, etc); or in ‘vital industries’ (manufacturing, energy; defense; transport, medicine, entertainment, media, etc); forms of ‘government‘ (conservative, liberal, socialist, authoritarian); churches (Catholic, Judaist, Islamic, Hindu, etc.); community (councils, institutions, co-operatives, charities, etc), or in our most personal lives (friends, families, lovers etc.), our investment into them, if not purely out of self-interest (meaning driven by external force of tradition/custom/law/social pressure/greed), then this week could amount to nothing but crises of loss and abject failure.

    By the end of the week, Venus also conjuncts the diabolical Eris. Here our human desire for order and structure meets the human tendency towards chaos and mayhem. All of civilization’s peace efforts smack up against its discontents, and we see rising frictions and a great deal of general wear and tear.

    Wherever there is engagement with those whose ‘modus operandi’ is akin to that of a terrestrial black hole, serious questions that formulate into value judgments about what’s going on start to arise. Are we heading towards an unstoppable force that has the potential to ruin our lives; to destroy our self-worth so completely that we can never again return to the creative universe from whence we came??

    Am I being a tad dramatic here, lol??
    Of course… How else does one ever make a case for something that hasn’t yet, but could quite plausibly happen?

    Anyway… enough for now. If you have been questioning whether others value or respect your love, even in the slightest, then really take a breath and consider your situation this week. If their motivation is simply to exploit your generosity; exhaust our instincts to care and nurture; disintegrate your trust and faith in all human kindness; extinguish your love and light, then know this is not going to end nicely.



    This artist’s impression depicts a rapidly spinning supermassive black hole surrounded by an accretion disc. This thin disc of rotating material consists of the leftovers of a Sun-like star which was ripped apart by the tidal forces of the black hole. Shocks in the colliding debris as well as heat generated in accretion led to a burst of light, resembling a supernova explosion.

    In his brilliant book, “The Singularity is Near”, the freakishly prophetic tech genius Raymond Kurzweil, writes: “Death gives meaning to our lives. It gives importance and value to time. Time would become meaningless if there were too much of it.” He is talking about the world of millions of individual lights getting sucked into and becoming spaghettified by the life-eliminating forces of a singular source of artificial intelligence. It seems that life beyond the stars is just as much a mystery as the space between us… Makes you wonder whether it’s all just a very carefully constructed matrix that we dare not get our heads around before facing ultimate elimination of our light (intelligence).

    This week can bring a massive deal breaker, and only those who are super conscious have enough power and courage not to get swallowed up in the bottomless vortex of the love/light eliminator. And just what eliminates the ominous auspices of a black hole??
    I’ll leave the homework up to you…

    Stay present, and see you during the week!
    Many Blessings xx "

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    THE WEEK AHEAD: May 13-19
    https://angstoic.com/2019/05/the-week-ahead-may-13-19/



    "The underlying social pressure, hosted by the current Saturn/Pluto conjunction, attempts to suck all the emotion out of the earth. This emotional deadness builds to climactic levels this week as we struggle to better understand how the slow, dark forces hovering over our entire planet have the power to transform the mundane direction of our daily lives. All of humanity now seems strangely enmeshed into a deeply transformative collective fate, and though many may still not possess the faculty to visibly observe the greater impact of these heavy, ominous planets, somehow everyone is involved.

    Even the otherwise favourable Sun/Mercury aspects to this dynamic are mitigated by the negative pull of the Capricorn South Node. Despite repeated personal & global warnings, our tendency is still to become blindly absorbed into ambitious Capricorn-type pursuits. Whether it’s our part in the unstoppable ambitions of Corporation and State for supreme control, or the fiasco for fame and celebrity happening in the reality-TV world of the Twittersphere, every day of willful ignorance to the evolutionary potentials of the Cancer North Node means another missed opportunity to choose nature over money, emotions over power, new growth over trying to revive dead wood, etc.

    Hence, no matter how safe and securing the old structure seems, we risk becoming further stuck in a dry, emotionally unrewarding rut that just refuses to end….

    Here are the main transits for this week:

    ☽ □ ☉

    Sun May 12 2019

    01:13

    Moon

    21°♌03′

    Square

    Sun

    21°♉03′

    ☿ ∠ ♂

    Mon May 13 2019

    16:00

    Mercury

    13°♉24′

    Semisquare

    Mars

    28°♊24′

    ☉ ⊼ ♃

    Mon May 13 2019

    18:28

    Sun

    22°♉43′

    Quincunx

    Jupiter

    22°♐43′℞

    ☉ △ ♇

    Tue May 14 2019

    03:03

    Sun

    23°♉04′

    Trine

    Pluto

    23°♑04′℞

    ♀ ∗ ♂

    Tue May 14 2019

    13:59

    Venus

    29°♈00′

    Sextile

    Mars

    29°♊00′

    ♀ in ♉

    Wed May 15 2019

    09:46

    Venus

    00°♉00′


    ☿ ∗ ♆

    Thu May 16 2019

    01:21

    Mercury

    18°♉22′

    Sextile

    Neptune

    18°♓22′

    ♂ in ♋

    Thu May 16 2019

    03:10

    Mars

    00°♋00′


    ☿ ∗ ☊

    Thu May 16 2019

    08:44

    Mercury

    19°♉01′

    Sextile

    Node

    19°♋01′

    ☿ ∠ Ch

    Thu May 16 2019

    17:16

    Mercury

    19°♉46′

    Semisquare

    Chiron

    04°♈46′

    ☿ △ ♄

    Thu May 16 2019

    23:10

    Mercury

    20°♉17′

    Trine

    Saturn

    20°♑17′℞

    ☿ ⊼ ♃

    Fri May 17 2019

    21:50

    Mercury

    22°♉18′

    Quincunx

    Jupiter

    22°♐18′℞

    ♀ ∠ ♆

    Sat May 18 2019

    05:04

    Venus

    03°♉24′

    Semisquare

    Neptune

    18°♓24′

    ☿ △ ♇

    Sat May 18 2019

    05:47

    Mercury

    23°♉01′

    Trine

    Pluto

    23°♑01′℞

    ♀ ☌ ♅

    Sat May 18 2019

    16:17

    Venus

    03°♉58′

    Conjunction

    Uranus

    03°♉58′

    ☽ ☍ ☉

    Sat May 18 2019

    21:13

    Moon

    27°♏39′

    Opposition

    Sun

    27°♉39′

    Besides, regardless of how pleasant the rut we’re in is, it only exacerbates our chances of adjusting to impending future changes. We may wake up one day only to wonder just how we let things slide so much that it feels we are left feckless in a world that seems like it has suddenly transformed right underneath our feet.

    For the most part, even those who are supremely self-assured, experienced and reliably consistent could feel as though they lack the confidence or capability to take on forces which they see as much greater than themselves. Pluto ensures that much of what goes on in development of great changes remains hidden to the average individual. His design to have his way is so consumingly thorough that he stops at nothing in his way.

    In his conjunction to Saturn, Pluto has mesmerised the mainstream masses to become extremely divided, each somehow indoctrinated to roll on with his agenda to transform the entire face of structured society.

    Whether it is by applying gripping measures through government or institutions, the cumulative effect is such that we all feel (but not necessarily see) the march of total control creeping into our infrastructure, and here the staid and earthy Taurus Sun may be somehow persuaded to invest some of his prized properties in exchange for a share in the ultimate ‘pie in the sky’. It becomes a real dilemma, and though Taurus generally knows where to put his money, his moral conscience must determine whether his support is best driven by personal interests or by concerns over the state’s interest in controlling his assets unless he complies.

    It is the Scorpio Full Moon (Saturday) who will reveal to him that he lives in an emotional world, one filled with much trauma and anguish, where those who do not have a voice of their own either silently lend their support to something that represents them, or else suffer the symptoms and aspersions of feeling left out. Struggling to find the means to survive as an outsider means often being subjected to the by-effects of others’ greed, and the control manias of cruelty and abuse. As always with this particular lunation, there is a deep inner need to evaluate how much we will forego our own relative comfort and assurance and try to bring it into balance with that of those who need much more than just our economic support.

    As Venus moves into Taurus to conjunct Uranus and Mars into Cancer, relations shift towards finding a new, mutually beneficial way to free those who feel imprisoned by the trappings of their own human frailties. As much as we may wish to see them shine in their best light, we must watch that we don’t threaten others’ opinion of themselves by only drawing attention to their failings and where they let us down.

    Communication is the key here. Mercury’s trine to the Saturn/Pluto/South Node means finding the strength to work through matters that are heavy and somewhat depressing, allowing discourse and discussion to occur, rather than focusing on building the Great Wall of China around ourselves and our apparent differences. Reacting stubbornly to the slightest personal criticism, we only add more bricks to the wall, eventually shunning out the necessary light with which to construct any glimmer of a possible future.

    As Neptune also forms a trine to the North Node, we must come to know in our hearts the importance of staying open-minded to the rich spiritual diversity in others, entertaining all options for peace and empathetically tuning into the quantum possibilities of what might happen if we could all just put our differences aside, work together more harmoniously.

    Those who argue that such dreams are stuff of fairy tales and nonsense because they could not ever see them happen, who try to exploit the naivety of others, or who are stuck in some self-centred delusive fantasy all of their own, might easily find themselves waking up feeling quite lost, lonely and afraid this week.



    There’s enough earth planets to bring everything to ground, help us realise the kind of dream that includes everyone, not just a few. It takes a lot of courage and imagination to approach both our own and the world’s current problems with such heightened idealism. Yet, choosing to view our situation as one of limited or singular outcomes means that we neither adequately understand how this universe works, not do we understand the true nature of our problem.

    This week presents us with an intensely existential dilemma which demands a solution. Whilst on the surface it seem plainly simple, its roots are immersed in generations of deeply buried emotional pain. A single, seemingly superficial issue could dredge up a lot of past matter which, whilst largely subconscious, could trigger all kinds of crises. As usual, Full Moons present us with a wonderful opportunity to see matters with greatest awareness. More than any other, the Scorpio Moon is highly volatile and the Taurus Sun, like his ruler Venus, is charged with immense levels of Uranian resistance.

    It behooves us now to take an unprecedented approach to the same old problems around issues like ‘having’ and ‘missing out’. We need to understand that Uranus is a force that blows a shrill whistle on everything that fails to keep up with the ‘now’. Either you are awake enough to see what insights and disruptions he is about to unleash upon us, or don’t be surprised if, in your slumber, you are taken by surprise.

    Blessings, and have an amazing week xx"

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    Fortnightly Lunation Newsletter
    https://mailchi.mp/07780f9f8f0c/some...g?e=7ebaa1ba6b
    5/31/19

    "Greetings fellow travellers,
    For many, many months now, humanity has been going through a most surreal experience. On one level we seem to be losing control over our world - our consciousness of things as we have known them, like we are dizzily spiralling down one rabbit hole, occasionally gaining control only to slide back down another, clutching to the sides in want of some clarity and stability, but observing that it only seems to be slipping us by.

    Phony information has been filtered into facts that are apparently now themselves left questionable, and as our stamina depletes and our psyche defrays into spells of confusion we have learned to suspend all disbelief and let ourselves float into the annexes of a parallel universe, where weird **** seems to be the order of the day, and rabbit holes are now a dime aplenty.

    You see, it isn't just our 'world leaders' who have started to redefine the word 'normal', taking it to all levels of abnormal and bizarre and, through their persistently absurd antics, managed to hypernormalise the crass and the unspeakable. On some level it's also been you, me, and many many others.

    We have lost much, but at the same time we have learned to open up and subtly accept the strange new alternatives. In this, the emergence of a new kind of sensitivity, a special psychic superpower has developed inside each of us which allows us to sniff out nonsense and absurdity using a highly refined sixth sense - an innervision, or 'enlightenment' if you like, that all is not what it purports to be, and we are 'fine' with it.

    Through it all, those who have experimented with the 'alternative universes' before us find that we can now apparently step in and out of vastly different realities, whilst simultaneously discovering that the old linear universe our parents and grandparents have presented us with is kinda ok, but it's just not all that's what it's cracked up to be. And that's ok. From how it looks to us at this end of the crazy, soul-quaking URANUS/NEPTUNE semisquares (2017-2019), we are content to let that go, knowing that it can never fully satisfy and that there's more to this world than meets the average eye.

    Over the next couple of weeks, and commencing shortly after this GEMINI lunation, we will start to sense that our world is about to undergo a tremendous gear change. The weirdness starts to settle a little, the apparent happiness of JUPITER/NEPTUNE fades into the sea, and we come crashing down to earth with a huge thump. We start to question what the hell the past couple of years have been all about, and with a brave new face take up the strength and courage to face life again.

    In the background, SATURN's collusion with PLUTO hangs ominously like the sword of Damocles to show us how precariously the old structure holds. Those who are invested in the status quo now start to take up their position at the extremities of any central point. The right becomes extremely more insistent that it's right, while the left becomes adamantly insistent that everything is just wrong. Each tries to shut the other up, or down, or out of the box, not knowing that there is no way out of the fear-based prism of right & wrong.

    Of course, this can only point to war, and while I'm not here to depress anyone with any doomsday prophecy, I don't imagine that there's many of you here who would dispute that we cannot aspire to peace when so many feel that their position is the 'only' or 'best' one, and we must either with stand with or against them. The fundamentals of religion, politics and economics are tearing this world apart, and let's not even start on what the scientists and academics are preaching. As JUPITER re-enters the URANUS/NEPTUNE band we start to experience the stark contrast between our fanciful imaginings and the cold, harsh reality that awaits when we come down to earth, recognising (finally) the sordid perplexity of our current situation.

    Hot dates for June are around the 10th, when the First Quarter Moon (19°♍06') activates a Grand Mutable Cross that will 'touch' us all in a very personal way. We wake up just to see how much we've all been hoodwinked by the greatest lie (our own), and whether we wish to continue with a propagated promise that just could never be realised from the offset. Those who are wise will choose to use their psychic superpower to remain wisely centred, refuse to engage or take sides with those on the extremes, and start to level or ameliorate their relationship with one another and with the crumbling state of their 'status quo'.



    Tension continues to remain red hot throughout the month, and as we will also see, both in our personal affairs and with world events in general, how as protective MARS in CANCER moves to oppose SATURN/PLUTO/SOUTH NODE complex (June 12-23) how some will feel utterly disgusted and unafraid to take on forces that they feel are becoming insufferable and oppressive.

    Many decisions to act are made hastily, in anger and from a place of extreme outrage. Hence rises the polemic argument for security that takes us out through to July, as a slowing MERCURY locks forces with MARS, before he finally retrogrades (04°♌28'℞) on July 7. The aggression with which we tackle certain dark forces, now evidently holding the mass of humanity into a state of collective oppression, misery and ignorance shows that we are finally sick of the nonsense and the lies, and we are ready to investigate this problem, leaving no stone unturned for answers.

    What will happen? It's hard to say exactly, since much of what is about to unfold has been cooking up in secrecy over the recent months, when SATURN came within a couple of degrees of its conjunction to PLUTO (early May). We know one thing: That our sensitivity is high, and when by the end of this month, after the terrible occultation of the Moon (June 19th), everything we secretly suspected starts to come to light. Matters escalate into a furious battle between those whose design it is to dominate every square inch of the earth using comprehensive systems of control, and those whose hearts and minds are focused on protecting the sanctity of their homeland, families and domestic safety.

    I will be covering all this much more closely in the weeks ahead, and certainly, coming out of my own very surreal experience through India over the past couple of months, able myself to come to ground and return to our beloved Cosmic Bus series. I am currently stationed in Pokhara, Nepal, at the foot of the Himalayas - some of the highest mountains in the world - looking out at the collosal Annapurna II. A great place to sit, meditate and reconvene with all my tribe again, and I can't wait to share some of my reflection on India too - you'll find it fascinating, I'm sure. Look out for me on facebook live (I will announce date soon), or get the youtube link of the session on angstoic.com.

    For now, let us remember that the 12°♊34' New Moon, on June 3rd, is a perfect time to set our intention for what we want to see in our world. We are the architects of the world we wish to create and we possess the true power, using our extraordinary senses of perception, to see the light that is reflecting in our world from our inner being. Together we can co-create the vision and the dream that this planet has always held for us, and have the combined illumination to tackle any darkness that may come our way.

    Blessings, and a good month to you!"

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