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    THE WEEK AHEAD: Nov 26-Dec 02

    "A significant week, whose rare triple-conjunction between the SUN, JUPITER and a retrograding MERCURY in the early degrees of Sagittarius (4-6°) suggests we will at least expand our aperture of awareness, with hope to better understand and integrate some of the information that seems to be going on in our world, both near and far. The wider we open our eyes, the more light comes in. The more exposure to light (information), the greater our chance to expand our knowledge.
    At least that’s the theory…

    It’s true though – the more we experience, the more we get our head around how things work either academically/philosophically/ ceremoniously, the more too we are able to conceive higher principles and laws that allow us to get a better grasp on life. Ergo, the more we know, the greater our opportunities for growth and prosperity, right? Well, that’s the theory…

    How is it actually happening for you? Look around. Who are the big teachers for you right now? How are you opening your eyes up to the potential for knowledge and opportunities for growth?


    Mercury retro is a perfect time to be pondering back over recent observations; studying common patterns of distant but interesting events. Through exposure to foreign or exotic subjects and people, we may come to intuitively form new beliefs about what’s true in the world – or at least what’s true for ourselves.
    Mercury retro is a perfect time to be pondering back over recent observations; studying common patterns of distant but interesting events. Through exposure to foreign or exotic subjects and people, we may come to intuitively form new beliefs about what’s true in the world – or at least what’s true for ourselves.
    Multiple conjunctions can be potent, combining several different energies into one big unique type of experience. This launches us into a complex new cycle of discovery. However, the intricacy of its influence is largely one-sided, particularly with Mercury retrograde. Here, our thoughts and opinions may be skewed towards the highly subjective, blindly optimistic side (with Jupiter/Sadge). Arguments can be tinged with a class of selective bias, even a boastful arrogance, which can be useful for generating discussion and debate, however squares to warring Mars can mean only one thing…

    Here are the main transits for this week:

    ☉ ☌ ♃ Mon Nov 26 06:34 Sun 03°♐56′ Conjunction Jupiter 03°♐56′
    ☿ □ ♂ Mon Nov 26 08:06 Mercury 06°♐30′℞ Square Mars 06°♓30′
    ☉ ∠ ♇ Mon Nov 26 20:29 Sun 04°♐32′ Semisquare Pluto 19°♑32′
    ☿ ☌ ☉ Tue Nov 27 09:15 Mercury 05°♐04′℞ Conjunction Sun 05°♐04′
    ☿ ∠ ♇ Tue Nov 27 18:16 Mercury 04°♐33′℞ Semisquare Pluto 19°♑33′
    ♂ ∗ ♄ Tue Nov 27 21:32 Mars 07°♓29′ Sextile Saturn 07°♑29′
    ☿ ☌ ♃ Tue Nov 27 22:28 Mercury 04°♐19′℞ Conjunction Jupiter 04°♐19′
    ♀ ⊼ Ch Wed Nov 28 12:02 Venus 27°♎57′ Quincunx Chiron 27°♓57′℞
    ♀ □ ☊ Wed Nov 28 14:58 Venus 28°♎00′ Square Node 28°♋00′
    ♃ ∠ ♇ Thu Nov 29 04:03 Jupiter 04°♐35′ Semisquare Pluto 19°♑35′
    ☽ □ ☉ Fri Nov 30 00:20 Moon 07°♍43′ Square Sun 07°♐43′
    ♀ Sqq ♆ Fri Nov 30 03:51 Venus 28°♎42′ Sesquisquare Neptune 13°♓42′
    ♀ ☍ ♅ Sat Dec 01 02:13 Venus 29°♎09′ Opposition Uranus 29°♈09′℞
    ☿ in ♏ Sat Dec 01 11:13 Mercury 00°♐00′℞
    Vs in ♒ Sat Dec 01 20:42 Vesta 00°♒00′
    ☊ △ Ch Sat Dec 01 21:55 Node 27°♋55′℞ Trine Chiron 27°♓55′℞
    ☿ ⊼ ♅ Sun Dec 02 10:17 Mercury 29°♏07′℞ Quincunx Uranus 29°♈07′℞
    ♀ in ♏ Sun Dec 02 17:02 Venus 00°♏00′
    This week subtly escalates into some offensive, difficult to stomach instances. For most of this week the Sadge SUN, which comes off as the expansionistic, culturally important Egotist, seems beleaguered and insulted by the micro-aggressive forces of MARS (square) and PLUTO (semi-square). He knows what’s right, but also very aware of all the ‘bad actors’ trying to undermine the enjoyment in life.

    Mars in Pisces is unsure of how he feels, so does not fight directly. He works away silently, mysteriously, surreptitiously. To others he seems lost and erratic in his activity and it is impossible to gauge his exact position. He uses lethargic little lies, or sends out mixed, apologetic signals. Even when pressed he will only ever gush out the sides with confused, neurotic motions. This only raises concern, as one senses victim-type dramas developing into classic, persecution-complex sagas through and into the next month.
    Whilst Pisces cannot deal with the flagrant arrogance of Sagittarius directly, he feels disgusted at having to abide along any moral grounds. Pitched against the hyper-inflated righteousness of JUPITER/MERCURY/SUN combo, MARS feels preached upon by the haughty right hand of ‘dogma and religion’. He knows he is too vulnerable to take on these ‘learned prefects’ so he plays a feeble game of wait-and-see. Chastising PLUTO in Capricorn pushes all activity underground.

    We get a sense that big forces are working to implement new laws against corruption and abuse because there’s been far too much of that lately. But then, even the most ignorant fool is wise to the fact that laws were only made to be tested.

    Speaking of erratic, Venus is now finally direct after her epic retrograde and picking up pace at the final degrees of Libra.

    It’s been an interesting journey for the love-goddess, whose role in our lives is to bring peace and happiness into our hearts, compliment us with lovely people and nice things. Since September she has been vibing back and forth, opposing Uranus, forming squares to the Nodes and trioctiles to Neptune. This is not regular activity and by no means adding to the stability of our affairs.

    If you have been feeling inordinately disturbed by emotional insecurities; wracked with inconsistency in the way you feel about others, especially loved ones; blowing hot and cold to the point of exhaustion; severing ties and friendships that have expired their purpose; even picking up strange new contact with folks whom you suspect may be potentially dangerous for you, then VENUS is the force that’s binding you.

    She will soon return to the intensely passionate waters of Scorpio – her sign of detriment. There her bristling affections could easily override all reason and serve to enact the greatest act of revenge against everything and everyone that’s come to hinder, harm or hold her down. Call it fatal attraction/revulsion, call it something of the divine new order, but her third and final opposition to Uranus (Saturday) promises to rock the very foundations of what constitutes ‘normal’ in the way we traditionally love and value one another.

    Is there any point in trying to lay down any principles and guidelines in how to achieve greater compromise and consistency, especially from our most intimate affairs? Depends on how willing we are to be conscious, pay attention, consider carefully the effects of the choices we make in our lives. Are we ready for that yet, or are we just railing and raging from past wounds?

    As VENUS also forms a quincunx to CHIRON, one thing is certain: That experiences we are having now, however painful, radical and unsteady are teaching us much about the less travelled frontiers of life, introducing us to unprecedented new heights and pitfalls that we must experience or endure.These are certain to enrich our lives and add to our maturity. Ultimately, through allowing our hearts to lead us down the road less travelled, we will at least have much to show, of even greater value than we ever imagined, that we may share with others.
    Blessings, and have an amazing week xx
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    Update on the cosmic pulse for December 2018
    https://mailchi.mp/d91e225dc9c9/here...8?e=7ebaa1ba6b
    Greetings fellow travelers,

    "Yes, we are nearly at the end of 2018, and I'm not sure if you've you noticed, but there's a well-hatched conspiracy being cooked up by the 'cosmic forces' to mess with our sense of perception, distort and disorient our whole entire sense of reality.

    This is all thanks to heavy-handed aspects from outer Uranus and Neptune, creating a most surreal phenomenon that's been occurring since August 2017, and set to continue into 2020. Being a slow-acting transit, the effects of this semi-square between the rulers of the quantum field are subtle and barely noticeable. Yet the influence upon key lunations and planetary triggers from now until March means we are all subjected to some absurdly strange motifs in our daily lives. Inexplicable circumstances, where astonishment and confusion begins to prevail almost daily thanks to peculiar, unprecedented news and events makes this a most interesting month. Here we must observe that the more we try to clarify and define the situation by traditional means, the more we find it becomes unfathomable and undermining to our sense of reality.

    So why is it happening? The distorting effects of this transit is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.

    How well you come through this depends on your own level of awareness and how deeply you are engaged or invested into the 'reality' that this wave of distortion and manipulation is effectively trying to eliminate. The main thing to consider - speaking particularly from an astrological perspective - is that when there are serious entanglements between the extraterrestrial forces of Uranus ♅ (disruption) and Neptune ♆ (dissolution) we are treated to experiencing supernatural insights whose effects are a.) impossible to predict unless one is highly sensitive, spiritually wise and almost saintly unbiased, and b.) challenging to clearly delineate unless one uses a non-judgmental, highly empathetic language.

    Aspects to this ♅ ∠ ♆ from Mars and the New Moon (Dec 7) turn this experience into one which is ultra-personal, while it in one sense heightens our impressionability and sensitivity to spiritual or magical themes, its disabling impact on our ability to stay grounded and focused on reality can be quite destabilising, even paralysing to our natural health and stamina. Mars and the Sun signify issues around the masculine - our sense of competency and authority and how it is asserted into our world. Not exclusively assigned to the males, leaders or key characters in our lives, but usually these prefer to act along clear, straight , logical lines. When their efforts become twisted or contorted by the ♅ ∠ ♆ effect, their true essence becomes either debilitated to the point of ridicule, or otherwise glamourised, even elevated into realms where, once the transit passes, we could be left with severe disappointment and disillusionment in the way we expected them to lead and protect us.

    Needless to say, our conscious intentions for this month must include a profound degree of compassion and visionary insight to allow for the light diffraction. This is best motivated from a place of true mysticism, art, literature, dreams or meditations rather than drugs, booze or association with questionable characters.

    Click here to link to SAGITTARIUS NEW MOON INTENTION:
    https://angstoic.com/2018/12/sagitta...oon-intention/

    During the early part of this month the Sagittarian Sun seeks to bring us truth; wisen us up. Through experience and study, trial and error, we learn to intuitively know and go with what our heart trusts. We will see and implement this into our reality when the Sun enters Capricorn (Dec 21). Mercury, still in retrograde, re-enters Scorpio, as does Venus, meaning that there is intense desire to change the way we think and interact between us, particularly with those who mean most to us. Either they will come to see, hear and feel us (and visa versa) or come away from our circle of intimacy.

    Through the course of these next few weeks we may come to discover just how much of our will to truly know and experience the true essence of ourselves has been interfered with. It might appear that we have fallen prey or victim, almost to the point of violation of our truth. In one sense we come to terms with the consequences of our past foolishness and wishful thinking. The Sun squaring Neptune will pose a strange test to see how well those of us who purport to being 'tuned into the abundance of the quantum field' have actually summoned its true power to manifest what we wish in our hearts and how we work with it.

    If we are merely paying lip-service to our 'god' or the 'great source', dreamily allowing it to fritter away at both our individual and shared realities, never really having any true faith in our ability to make things happen, then we may come to terms with our own laziness to be present and stay true. When our mind and heart are not in coherence; when our tendency to kid ourselves about implausible aims and dreams that we don't have the energy or resources to make real, then we mustn't be disappointed or feel discouraged that things didn't quite work out.

    Setting an Intention: Harnessing the Creative Power of the New Moon

    By the end of the month, and of this phenomenal year of wild distortions and mysterious inversions, the Capricorn Sun marches towards its highest summit. Here he seeks to impose a far more shrewd and stern reality awaiting us all. In January, judgement doesn't come any harsher than that which combines with the likes of Saturn (control) and Pluto (power). However, destined to cross paths with the South Node, he will create the first eclipses of 2019.. .

    Solar Eclipse Jan 5 15° Cap 32′
    Lunar Eclipse Jan 20 00° Leo 49′
    ...whose profound effects are already being sensed in our lives as we observe those entering and leaving our lives for good.

    As this month progresses, we may look back over this past year, and our entire history, we may also stand to ask the biggest question. What was the main lesson this year? What did we most learn that we can take into 2019? Perhaps our life is nothing but an image of the most surreal kind; perhaps we are destined to repeat or retrace our footsteps under some new guise or magical illusion that we're re-exploring, destined to try and learn what we simply should just recognise, alas recollecting but a mere portion of what we have forgotten...

    I am excited to look further into this, assisted with the supernatural lenses of the Uranus/Neptune. Thank you for joining me on this great journey, and have an amazing month ahead.

    Blessings xx"

    SAGITTARIUS NEW MOON INTENTION
    https://angstoic.com/2018/12/sagitta...oon-intention/

    "Squares to Mars/Neptune and cuts from the Venus/Uranus opposition make this New Moon (Dec 7) ultra-touchy, often rash, volatile and highly unpredictable. In one sense this bold new adventure is about as exciting as you can make it, whilst on another the heightened idealism and impressionability could result in the most surreal mudslide down the proverbial rabbit hole.

    A proneness to spiritual or magical themes could indicate that the dizzying or destabilising effects upon your sanity, even your ability to stay settled and grounded can be quite contradictory, even paralysing to your health and stamina. Warnings around idealising, or glamourising our masculine – could result in disappointment or disillusionment once the sparkle of this transit dimmers down. If you must dream, follow through with commitment and hard work. No cheating.

    Needless to say, our conscious intentions for this month must include an unprecedented degree of visionary insight which is best motivated from a place of true mysticism, high art, literature, dreams and meditations, avoiding drugs, booze or consort with questionable characters. Don’t knock yourself out trying to impress. Work on your ability to channel ideas as straight and directly from spiritual sources.

    Here’s your COSMIC TOOLKIT for a FRESH START

    ❀ Make hydration, nutrition and exercise a top priority
    ❀ Exercise your power to say “no, thank you”
    ❀ Form honest, real-life relationships. Walk if it gets toxic.
    ❀ Be more meditative, less reactive.
    ❀ Live your dream like it’s real, and don’t quit dreaming.
    ❀ Keep on moving, growing, reading, speaking, teaching.
    ❀ Mind your own business and give generously/receive gracefully."
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    THE WEEK AHEAD: December 17-23
    https://angstoic.com/2018/12/the-wee...ecember-17-23/

    "A reasonably easy week as far as planetary energies indicate, giving us a chance to take some well-needed respite in what has arguably been a pretty crazy year. To be noted, we are still in the midst of a very surreal process, wherein the seeking of a utopian dream in a world which may or may not be teetering on a dystopian nightmare.
    Here are the main transits for this week:

    ♂ ∗ ♇ Mon Dec 17 2018 06:51 Mars 20°♓07′ Sextile Pluto 20°♑07′
    ☿ ∠ ♇ Tue Dec 18 2018 02:51 Mercury 05°♐08′ Semisquare Pluto 20°♑08′
    ☉ ⊼ ☊ Wed Dec 19 2018 02:51 Sun 27°♐08′ Quincunx Node 27°♋08′
    ☉ □ Ch Wed Dec 19 2018 22:02 Sun 27°♐57′ Square Chiron 27°♓57′
    ♀ Sqq Ch Thu Dec 20 2018 15:18 Venus 12°♏57′ Sesquiquadrate Chiron 27°♓57′
    ☉ △ ♅ Thu Dec 20 2018 16:22 Sun 28°♐44′ Trine Uranus 28°♈44′℞
    ♀ △ ♆ Fri Dec 21 2018 17:12 Venus 13°♏54′ Trine Neptune 13°♓54′
    ☿ ☌ ♃ Fri Dec 21 2018 17:38 Mercury 09°♐35′ Conjunction Jupiter 09°♐35′
    ☉ in ♑ Fri Dec 21 2018 22:23 Sun 00°♑00′
    ☽ ☍ ☉ Sat Dec 22 2018 17:49 Moon 00°♋49′ Opposition Sun 00°♑49′
    ☿ Sqq ☊ Sun Dec 23 2018 11:42 Mercury 11°♐53′ Sesquiquadrate Node 26°♋53′
    It’s the Uranus/Neptune semi-square, exact last week and still tight until the end of year. Though its effects are subtle, the way it’s working to eliminate expired futuristic concepts dominates the bigger themes in our lives. If our fantasy of a social utopia is somehow there to fulfil our need for inner development and individuality, then our picture of what tomorrow may bring is being disrupted by all kinds of upsets and setbacks. This kind of disturbance to the dream makes everything so difficult to follow, and impossible to predict.

    To find answers, some are turning to psychedelic substances to help them reach higher realms. Others more fearful of such risqué experimentation, a turning to a more fundamentalist religion or morality, spreading the word of a ‘second coming’.

    Whilst the all-round idealism is likely to be very strong, it is no less encouraged by the irrepressible hopes that our society might one day lead us to the type of dreamscape founded on a philosophy which believes that humans can one day free themselves from material aggrandisement, greed and avarice.

    Still, the planet is seriously sick with the cumulative stress of trauma ‘victims’ – an epidemic condition which is no longer a secret but in certain circles is worn almost as a badge of honour. Of course, many find greater comfort in superimposing their traumas over every mundane experience. Their shadow is cast over others in ways which seeks to act out horribly, just as a means to hide the frailness and vulnerability of spirit, to eliminate the emotional numbness. As a consequence, all sorts of wild events are almost commonplace among us now, both within society and in the forces of nature.

    Gradually, as a result, we each become increasingly more nervously sensitised to each others’ inconsistencies, and a yearning for greater clarity looms so large in everyone that we learn to tune into higher octaves. Meantime, the confusion, instability and more and more radical displays of emotional instability, even among those in whom we would expect would keep their staunch and cool composure, leads us to such high-handed incidents where weird, one-eyed behaviour just leave us shaking our heads in utter disbelief.

    Turning within through meditation, contemplation or any form of self-therapy becomes the ideal path to take during this period so that we start to witness, unlock and release old patterns. By sitting with ourselves, we discover a new centre. Here we can begin the work of releasing the baggage, clear out old illusions, and hopefully begin to see through new eyes.

    Meditation or prayer are unique deprogramming tools. They assist to sequentially loosen and free up our psychic aura through practicing mindfulness, redirecting the energy flow of our mind inwards instead of outwards, so that the energy acts as a penetrating diffuser of restrictive psychological patterns stored deep within the body.

    Powerful channeling comes after Wednesday (19 Dec), when our Earth, Sun and the Galactic Centre (27°♐08′) all become aligned. If the Sun is the source of all earthly intelligence, then the Galactic centre is the source of all stellar information. All stars in our galaxy revolve around this point, from whence our universe was spawned, our own Sun taking about 240 million years to complete one revolution. If truth removes ignorance, then ultimate truth removes all doubt. Hence why devout faith in a singular source of all intelligence, one that is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent is expressly a Sagittarian concept. A third conjunction to Jupiter from Mercury allows a wealth of ideas to be spread, perhaps more than can be utilised, and put out with such bombast and dogmatic fervour that the message may be a little over the top.

    By the end of the week (Friday) the Sun’s ingress into Capricorn marks the Solstice – winter in the north, summer in the southern hemisphere. Capricorn is Cardinal Earth, which means we are at the hard-nosed business-end of our affairs. It is the time of year when things get real and we have to face our responsibilities with a sense of maturity, seriousness and grounding. Certainly, like the wise, paternal influence, we are reminded that we need to pay our dues to the society in which we wish to belong. If we have taken off on a tangent or become too indulgent in some flight of fancy, then this will be a time to reign it all in and make a firm commitment to be real.

    Many may think this is an excuse to be a grumpy old goat, hard and critical of everything and not display our soft, vulnerable side. Yet, it is vulnerability that is at the galactic core of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. Vulnerability is the source of all hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, we must follow the path of vulnerability.

    Blessings, and have an amazing week xx….

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    "12/19/16 Earth, Sun and the Galactic Centre become aligned"--according to Ang Stoic in the forecast just above.
    I wonder if anyone knowledgeable here can comment on this assertion with authority.
    I am not an astrologer or astronomer, so I have no opinion, but it's certainly an interesting possibility to consider, on the order of an "Event", I would think, if true.
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    This seems worthy of a repeat. I read it many times...

    If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, we must follow the path of vulnerability.

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    Ang has been so on target this month (from my perspective at least)

    ...with his daily commentaries from:
    https://angstoic.com/2018/12/daily-u...rology-of-now/
    "Daily Up⚡: #ᴀᴤᴛʀᴏʟᴏɢʏØʄɴᴏᴡ
    Monday, 17 December
    ♂ ∗ ♇ | ☿ ∠ ♇ | ☉ ⊼ ☊ |☉ □ Ch/♀ | ♅ ∠ ♆
    If you suffered a trauma, it’s probably most likely that you’re superimposing your trauma onto everything you see, struggling to see the beautiful potential of what the rest of us are capable of seeing. Like a movie projector, you are casting your dark trauma story over everyone in your environment.

    Your trauma affects your mind, it messes with your sense of imagination. Whilst everyone else is blessed with some degree of mental flexibility – an ability to bend the light, just enough to create new forms, trauma sufferers seem stuck on the one same vision, like they’re playing the same old video cassette from the 80’s, over and over and over. It’s like they don’t have the capacity to change the movie, and their spoken script is filled with cheesy lines from “Weekend at Bernie’s”.

    We all need to be able to dream, to use our imagination to enhance our lives, escape the excruciating harshness of this existential reality. If we can’t dream up stuff about our lovers, special places we’d like to go or live, delicious foods, of having sex, power, fame or fortune, then life can become a complete drudgery. It’s our imagination that sets us off into the unknown, that lifts us out of our mundane existence and brings hope into our lives. Imagination is the spice of life that somehow helps to assuage any pain, enliven our intimate encounters and enriches our experiences. Those who cannot construct a fantasy are somewhat stuck into a groove.

    Traumatised people seem forever sucked back into a past moment, back to the last time they felt any deep emotions or intense involvement. Therefore they are incapable of being present, here with us. This incapacity to be in the moment affects their mental flexibility – their ability to dream. Without this there seems no chance to construct a brighter future and everything seems hopeless and bleak.

    Is that you?

    If not, you can help.
    Start by identifying those who seem stuck in a moment from which they can’t return. Just distinguish those among us who live in the past, speak in glitches and cliches or are wistfully distant in a past reality. Identify them and watch what they do.

    Watch how they quickly try to project their twisted fears and horrors onto your sweet afternoons. Watch, but don’t necessarily react. To do so only facilitates them with the monster role they wish to see in you, or you to see in them.

    Just watch, but don’t play.
    Use your imagination to either alleviate their pain, or to quickly exit from their horror movie….


    Sunday, 16 December
    ☉♐ ⊼ ☊♋

    For the most part, I’ve grown up in big cities. The shifty hussle and frenetic bustle of my youth was simply fascinating and I immersed myself into its 24hr lifestyle. It’s also wonderful how being engaged in that throughout my late adolescence and adulthood had summoned me to find ways to connect and to engage with others, be able to move through and to interface with the city crowds, to read and to respond to society as if it is indeed one large living organism and to weave and discover all its niche strands of sub-culture.

    As an artist, it then follows that I should want to speak to that, and through my many incarnations here as a grunge musician/entertainer, anti-socialite, counter-entrepreneur, mystic, political provocateur, business executive etc., I have always found ways to speak to the collective heart of my city – and at least to the appeal of a select audience.

    For the past decade or two, especially in the last 6 years or so, I have found even coming into the city a rather deadening and dark experience. These days, I avoid it as much as possible, for it immediately thrusts me into unspeakable sadness. I shared a small apartment with a friend at the beginning of the year, and the experience left me mortified and rather depressed. It is phenomenal how disconnected everyone is from one another now. People don’t even make eye contact, and catching the train, it is profoundly heart-wrenching to see every single person absorbed into their little black digital mirrors. The only time they look up is to take a picture, usually a selfie. Nobody looks at one another any more, and so there is a sparse sense of disconnectedness of soul that makes me wonder whether we have already arrived in to a modern living hell.

    My sixteen year-old has no phone, and this is more an accident (she keeps breaking my old hand-me-downs). I’m kinda glad, since she lives inner-city and has a busy lifestyle. She is incredibly social for her time, and constantly in party – her young friends delightfully intelligent and remarkably present. But unlike us as young adults, it is impossible to place these kids into a specific niche or cultural genre. They seem so nondescript, not given to group clichés, somewhat resigned to the stupidity of the elders of this planet whose transparent selfishness is leaving the ozone full of holes in the tomorrow.

    I am fascinated and deeply saddened at how quickly the mass-extinction of human attention from each other’s gaze has taken hold. Smartphones are barely 10 years old, and 4G (streaming wireless data) has only been around for about half that time. We have become ‘globally connected’ but have managed to disconnect our attention from those in our physical environment.

    As humanity begins to roll out its 5G smart-grid, I question really whether as humans, in our physical form, we really wish to remain engaged and grounded here on this earth at all. Is this us shooting for the stars, or are we already dead and buried, our spirits here merely enslaved by the overlords of big business, consumerism and multimedia?

    Sure Christmas and New Year around the corner, but just like the seemingly endless ‘updates’ on our phones, the holidays could come and go like some meaningless tweet on your device, and we will barely bat an eyelid as to the whole purpose of the ‘holi-ness’ of these special holi-days.

    Aside from my work commitments, I plan to spend a digital-free holiday time with my family, out here in the lush nature of the countryside. It is not an accident, and I’m not sure if they will cope, but I’m going to do my best to get them here and off their phones.

    Much love, and please share how you plan to spend yours xx

    Saturday, 15 December (11:50 UTC)
    QUARTER MOON at 23°♓27′ (PISCES STELLIUM)
    You’re not going to heal a thing unless you listen to what your body’s telling you. Anger, suspicion, frightfulness means you’re packing a lot of HEAT in your body. Where did that come from? You’ve been collecting it, storing it inside you (body) ever since the first trauma. And it stays in there until you find a way to release it. Till then, your cumulative energy is hot, defensive, pissed-off.

    Becoming aware of your internal energy is the first step towards healing yourself. If you’re angry, tense, anxious and snappy but you don’t know why, being aware of the rising heat that’s trapped within you is critically important. Especially if it causes you to melt down under stressful situations. Observing the source of your feelings is necessary in order to let go of the tyranny and torture that haunts you. Rather than projecting fear or blaming others for making you upset – which could have you live as the perpetual victim – notice what’s seething in your body. The inner pressure, heat, muscular stress, numbness and tingles are all a sign. See if you can learn to release these through activities that help you relax, stimulate pleasure.

    You might choose drugs, booze as ‘medications’, but these will only dull or mask your body sensations. They’re not going to help you get in touch with your body. Breathing techniques and meditations – exercises that help you get in touch with your body feels, its gestures and movements will help you better manage and transform the ghosts of your angry past into little minions that you can apply to help you help others help themselves.

    Pass it on.

    Friday, 14 December
    ♅ ∠ ☽/♆
    What could be stranger than the different forms of madness we encounter in others; their bizarre, complexic, incomprehensible habits; their banal social awkwardness… clumsiness; their jerky, clunky everyday actions?

    Life…??
    Life is infinitely stranger than anything we’ve seen before.
    And getting and stranger stranger every day.

    And kindness…
    What could be stranger than kindness?

    COSMIC BUS
    This is the time to be alive.
    Obviously… can’t you see?
    The planet is people-heavy right now (7.7 billion). Seems like we’ve all decided to be incarnated NOW.
    Why? Because there’s never been a better time to be human. Never been a better time to be in a body.
    Some may argue, but that’s just the point:
    You have, in this moment, the power to argue.
    You have the power to choose.
    Choose what to hear,
    choose what to think, what to like and dislike,
    Choose what to believe.

    Yes, that’s true.

    If you want to chose to be a victim, NOW is the time.
    If you want to choose to be a sad, pitiful, angry, attention-grabbing whore, the means are all there for you to make it happen NOW.
    If you want to choose to be well, to mean well – not just to your own self and your kind but towards all of humanity, then you have that choice NOW too.
    It’s all there for you to choose.
    I know you believe that because I see how you have been fighting to make it happen so for years NOW.
    And NOW… NOW you are ready to live out your story in full.
    The time is NOW to stand by what you believe. BE the story you keep telling yourself. Embody the tale of you.

    So, what’s it gonna be?
    Whether it’s victim, martyr, healer, satyr… get ready – it’s nearly curtain time. You’re on!

    Join me here, live discussion, on Cosmic Bus (Click Link), as I lead into the 2019 eclipse period with a little dissertation on the energies present during next week’s CANCER FULL MOON.

    Thursday, 13 December
    MERCURY 29°♏ | VENUS ♏∠☉♐
    Those who profess and who proclaim their love the loudest; who vehemently demand your trust and honour; who stand most proud about their undivided loyalty and faith – those are the ones who stuck out most to disappoint you. I hope this past few weeks has taught us all a little something about treachery and betrayal.

    For those who boast the most to have our back are those most prone to stick it with a knife when we just wasn’t looking.

    No, it ain’t nice, and it can shatter our heart into a million pieces, just cause it seems so inconceivable. But hey… it happens. Happens to all of us.

    As much as this becomes the wedge that will divide us, watch too how we now come to bond with one another and unite over this.

    Wednesday, 12 December
    It’s common for us all to fall into a sorry, sad victim state right now and, of course, the immediate reaction might be find someone to pin the blame on. Scapegoats are an easy target, and they give the appearance that we are dealing with the problem.

    But the problem’s just a symptom of an issue that run deep – deeper than your naked eyes can fathom for any true answer – some solution, healing or truth that will satisfy your long-standing uneasiness, insecurity and concern.

    The GRAND KITE formed over the past fortnight when stationing MERCURY & CHIRON both aligned in Trine upon the NODAL AXIS, created an intensely sustained channel of energies funneling onto this earth, spirits from higher realms whose insights have turned everything. These angelic messengers of both demonic darkness and christed-light have engulfed our planet and seized over both our rational/linear and intuitive minds. Observe how your own attitude has changed lately.

    What follows now, and for many months to come is a phenomenal struggle between the shadow and the conscious side of every human on this earth. Those who are in control will try to draw others into states of extreme division and separation, summoning armies that will stand to war amongst one another on every conceivable level. Once people unhinge from their centre and begin to take extreme sides it will be hard to bring them to a state of peace, balance and well-being again.

    Those wounded souls (and that might be all of us on some level) who find a totem to stand under in the fight against another cannot be helped. Those who lose sight of their intrinsic source of power will become engulfed by the forces of darkness, possessed with ever increasing design to destroy what remains.

    Yes, this may sound scary, but I know that those of you with immense faith will know that this is the moment you have been waiting for. A chance to put your faith to task. There is much to talk about as I wish to elaborate on the next three critical lunations – The CANCER FULL MOON (Dec 22) and the two ECLIPSES (Jan 6 & 21), which, as we see, already augur a deeply turbulent year ahead for humankind."
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    SPECIAL MESSAGES FOR THE CANCER FULL MOON
    Saturday Dec 22, 17:49 UTC
    https://angstoic.com/2018/12/special...c-22-1749-utc/

    "This Full Moon is a critical time, where our insecurities may become heightened as we see a world which is fast-changing from the way it once promised to hold and support us.

    Even if we do feel that our inner needs are being met, this very potent lunation will challenge our family spirit, domestic security, economic situation, faithful adherence to our heritage and culture.

    Are these things really holding us in good, healthy stead, or have we insulated ourselves too much to the ignorance or neglect of our social duties and our responsibilities.

    Events in our lives – in our relationship to the world around us may conspire to force us to confront certain issues. We might at least suspect that we have become emotionally dependent, or unconsciously clinging to certain ways. Here, we may be challenged to question whether our habitual tendencies to indulge in the security of our own private bubble poses a serious threat or compromise to our personal health, well-being or ongoing survival.

    Is our security more important than our freedom? Is our privacy more important than our connection to community? Do we stay clenched up and closed off, or do we open up and intersperse a little? Changes may be necessary and on this lunation we may be confronted with the big decisions on which approach is best."
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    Partial SOLAR ECLIPSE at 15°25′ CAPRICORN: Sunday, January 6 2019, 01:29 UTC
    https://angstoic.com/2019/01/partial...7d46-240887837

    "The New Year starts off with a spectacular bang as a partial Solar Eclipse forms in the first week of January. This celestial event will be best visible in the skies to those who shuffle off to the sub-freezing climes of central Siberia, where, from the bleak outpost of Srednekolymsk one may garner the best views of the Moon taking a serious bite of the Sun’s ear for a few minutes.

    For the rest of us, we get to feel the potent psycho-emotional effects of this lunation, and its sister – the TOTAL Lunar Eclipse two weeks after – on the night of January 20-21 at 00°52′ Leo, visible in the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

    A Capricorn Solar Eclipse – one besieged by ‘malefics’: ruler Saturn (♄) and Pluto (♇) on either side, is a fitting omen to what lies ahead for us. So let us pay attention (not to me, but to the harbingers this lunation brings for us by way of its powerful messages and hard-hitting lessons). According to both traditional and contemporary astrologers, besieged planets/lunations – especially within orb of the malefics are prone to give out ill effects. In our case, given the Sun is only slightly obscured, we will leave passage for any “ill-effects” to be healed, given there is presence and light-consciousness of our current conditions.

    An Air of Sobriety
    For a start, any Capricorn New Moon is in itself a solemn, sober affair. An eclipse wrapped in ♄/♇(hard labour/cruelty) however partial, augurs a world-mood slumped in a heavily introspective emotional state, one from which only a sensible and mature set of intentions can emerge as the healthy option. This is a hangover of the severely austere Sun/Saturn conjunction, exact on January 2.

    New Moons are generally times of new beginnings, when we set our best foot forward with a specific intention. However, with eclipses (as you may already know from this article) there’s usually something gnarly that threatens to come along and spoil our best intent. Any spoilers coming our way on/around this event should strike as a smarting slap upon the face of our audacity. It is usually the frivolity of our endeavour that gets on Capricorn’s goat, so we best stay wary that our follies and indiscretions will be curbed by the enforcers of discipline and dismay, trying their best to put a damper on our best-laid plans for joy.

    It’s all about R.E.S.P.E.C.T. for the R.U.L.E.S.
    Generally speaking, Saturn near the Moon and Sun ain’t fun. A discontented attitude leaves most of us feeling a lack of the support and acceptance. This impels us to prove to the world that we have what it takes to make something of ourselves. Hence, the resolution to triumph over whatever adversity and hardship hangs over us ushers us toward a single-pointed ambitiousness, so famously connected with the goatish way.

    This is not to say we can’t have fun – just need to stick to the rules, and don’t look as if we’re enjoying ourselves too much. Saturn craves whatever it can’t have (youth, verve, freedom…) so his intent is to deny you of it too.

    Indeed, these can be frustrating times. As much as we might wish to keep a sense of humour about the apparent absurdity of what goes on in our institutions and governments, there are some serious developments going on in our world that we would be foolish to ignore or dismiss. As always, where Pluto is involved, all is not what you think. There’s a greater agenda.

    As such, we must employ a supernatural awareness that extends beyond space and time if we are to navigate into the brave new world of 2019-20. These next 2 years are a time where Saturn and Pluto converge into conjunction in stony, craggy Capricorn.

    Walking one’s talk with impeccable integrity
    In Capricorn, stellar forces command flawlessness of character, grace and admiration for our ability to demonstrate maturity. This means, we are expected to comply by all the standards of the exterior world in order to feel accepted. There’s little sympathy for subjective displays of ‘favouritism and mushy affection’ and other infantile habits tied to our emotional preferences.

    Enforcers Saturn and Pluto are there to drive the “life is a permanent struggle” message home. Observe how there’s always some ‘bastard’ around to remind us of our duties, and whether we like it or not, we are none-the-less pressured to take a cunning, shrewd, almost businesslike approach if we are to stay under the radar, otherwise suffer great reversals of fortune.

    Compassion is the key
    These are strange times, where the definition of ‘success’ is subtly being refined to include some pretty immaterial, more ethereal concepts. Spiritual stuff seems most important here. A sextile from Neptune lifts the normally materialistic values of Capricorn to its higher, more spiritual octave. Hence, where we may feel as if our social achievements aren’t exactly satisfactory – always aiming for a higher standing, esteemed status, greater reputation, more riches – the real inspiration will be to show increased humanitarian and compassion concern for others and for all entities.

    In any sense, career concerns will govern much of what our intentions will be about. As in any eclipse, we must not be alarmed when some curveball flies in from left field and completely reshapes our flight path, job description, official title, or general status in the big-wide-world.

    Reconstruction of ‘success’
    For the imprudent and unwise, don’t be surprised if with a ♄/♇ Capricorn Eclipse you leaves your entire social placement as redundant due to the currently transforming business-model landscape. ‘Social importance’ may rapidly transform as being ‘not-so-important’ after all. Relevance and urgency of position can become redundant overnight, and those who acclaimed fame and fortune on flimsy premises may easily be divested into the ‘where are they now’ fraternity.

    Whilst machines, robotics, artificial intelligence etc., can progressively sweep humans out of their respective roles and job titles, they are unlikely to provide substitute for the love and tenderness we value greatly between community members, both in the social and professional arenas.

    Appreciation of others’ feelings instead of wishing to impose dominance of power or position seems to be a much need quality in both the domestic and business arenas. Even in corporate or bureaucratic positions, those who specialise in being more understanding and unbiased in their dealings with others, or who tune into their emotional intelligence as a business asset will stand better chance at success in the race to positions of higher esteem.

    Harshness to achieve an objective
    The greater likelihood with this lunation however – especially where conflict and adversity seem inevitable – is that opposition will be met head on with rigid stubbornness, cold level-headedness, even callousness. We must be prepared for any challenge, train our mind remain reasonable and accurate with what we need to achieve. Effectiveness, and strength of perception are intrinsic to accomplishing the hard-centered, creative endeavours.

    On this New Moon, observe how rapidly humanity is undergoing this massive recalibration to its collective nervous system (its culture). These intense ‘upgrades’ to human society may indeed seem dark, disruptive or confronting to our old standard conception of what constitutes ‘normality’ and where we see ourselves in the traditional context of the LinkedIn ‘status quo’.

    However, by now, most of us can see that aspects of our physical world, the dynamics of its structure are simply falling away. The way we live and work together as a society is altering dramatically. In this, observe how we are also learning to adjust our social behaviour, at least to keep ourselves from losing our composure, our competency and respectability among those around us.

    As kingdoms rise and fall, individuals continue to flower and ascend in their own right. A new kingdom is about to rise on the horizon. Can you see it?

    Can you see where you might like to see yourself in all of this?"

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    SUN/PLUTO – The Living Being of Power and Transformation
    https://angstoic.com/2019/01/sun-plu...ransformation/
    1/12/19
    "It’s been going on since 2008 when Pluto first entered Capricorn, and shall continue till Jan 2024. Each year, as the transiting Sun passes in front of this distant, dark overlord, a new cycle of transformation and growth begins to teach us about power in a certain area of our lives. This slow, tedious process is usually ushered in by a certain someone – a seasonal change agent as it were – who is somehow present in our lives. It is usually through the application of wilful authority, obsessive power, particular secrecy in motives and designs, with possibly a ruthlessness of hand, both within themselves and and others that we experience power and control.
    It is through an entanglement with someone who fascinates us, or is perhaps fascinated by us can bring up all kinds of intense episodes, as disturbing as they are delicious. Through the course of this little 12-month dance we come to learn about power – our desire to transform something about our lives in a radical way, to eradicate old patterns of behaviour which no longer serve our best interests, usually through a gruelling process. During the critical times of this transformation cycle, things flare out into pressing, sometimes gruesome power struggles which may confront our insistence to hang on to old, outgrown ways of life, destructive behavioural patterns or toxic addictions:

    ☉ ☌ ♇ – Jan 11 2019 (beginning of fresh cycle, new agent enters)
    ☉ ∗ ♇ – Mar 13 2019 (integration of ideas which may lead to change)
    ☉ □ ♇ – Apr 13 2019 (crisis in action, refusal to change, old way is challenged)
    ☉ △ ♇ – May 14 2019 (understanding)
    ☉ ☍ ♇ – Jul 14 2019 (breakdown, separation from agent)
    ☉ △ ♇ – Sep 13 2019 (openness to change, acceptance of help)
    ☉ □ ♇ – Oct 14 2019 (crisis in awareness, pressure to break away)
    ☉ ∗ ♇ – Nov 13 2019 (debrief, reintegration of ideas, openness to new agents)
    ☉ ☌ ♇ – Jan 13 2020 (fresh cycle begins at higher evolutionary level, new agent enters)
    Those with whom we become involved with now are here to help us to “let go”. If we refuse, we are often forced to endure some kind of suffering, since their presence pushes us to open up about previously hidden or forgotten inner traumas.

    Like the picking of a scabbed-over sore, the impact of individuals with whom we bring into our intimate lives now act now go to work to break down and eliminate, bringing old, dormant issues to the surface. One way or another, they have the power to excoriate away the dead skin in order to expose the core essence of our inner being, thus allowing a more true, spontaneous sense of creativity, joy, and freedom to emerge to the surface.

    Whilst not always comfortable, sometimes damned oppressive and controlling, the effect of individuals who come into our lives around this time is to help us to explore the kind of spontaneous energy flow we may have innately brought into this world, but was previously hidden. Traits that may have emerged before the weight of the world (particularly imposed by the patriarchal parent /Capricorn element) crushed our spirit via strict cultural controls or the threats of terror and karmic atrocity.

    Each year, by the end of each Sun/Pluto cycle, we have a chance to experience a higher resonance of our essential nature and start to express our own power. This is the evolutionary cycle of our own self-empowerment.

    Consider those who feature strongly in our lives at the moment as here to perform a kind of spirit exorcism or psychic surgery – a process where some part of our karmic selves becomes removed or radically transformed.

    Though not necessarily a ‘walk in the park’, the allure of the intensity of the affair, coupled with its sheer, overwhelming pressure has its special moments, punctuated by extreme highs and lows that take us to new heights and lows in our voyage to greater self-connectedness.

    As transiting Saturn also approaches Pluto (2020), these next two cycles will not only be the most intense, but the changes affecting the entire status quo of humanity will reach phenomenal new depths in understanding how we are all somehow passing through a collective evolution together. Through the journey of understanding how institutional power is administered, we can evolve as a socially connected species.

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    THE WEEK AHEAD: Jan 14-21 Blood Moon
    https://angstoic.com/2019/01/the-week-ahead-jan-14-21/



    "As the Blood Moon in Leo promises to bring all the drama and histrionics to an end, it is also a natural sign of inner liberation when we can squarely look at our apparent difficulties and take them with a grain of humour.

    Sometimes we exaggerate our problems in such dramatic a way that they will appear ridiculous...laughable. Meanwhile we are at the same time absurdly sensitive to any criticism.

    It doesn't hurt to laugh.. in fact it is the best medicine to take the sting out of an otherwise insufferable shame to our pride.....

    These are not ‘normal’ times. We are well and truly spiraling through the rabbit hole of space/time at an exponential rate, where all incidents experienced are warily interpreted and translated through both the lighter and darker temperaments of our being. Whilst they may encourage us to proceed, how to think, how to act, prompting our predilections and ways of visualising the world, they can just as easily confuse, confound, exasperate and exhaust us.
    We must stay alert. As the higher mind opens its aperture to either welcome the enchantments of life or to tear up destructive thinking patterns (♃ □ ♆), the lower, habit-conscious mind can close up and harden into judgemental patterns of despair and existential torment (☿ ☌ ♄/♇). Hence, the brain becomes either a precious, resilient partner or one’s own worst enemy.

    It is most important then that we remember to keep it restrained, since Mercury’s entry into Capricorn is prone to pass rules and judgement upon the hasty actions of an irascible, impulsive Mars in Aries…

    Here are the main transits for the week ahead….

    ☿ ☌ ♄ Sun Jan 13 13:32 Mercury 12°♑51′ Conjunction Saturn 12°♑51′
    ♃ □ ♆ Sun Jan 13 19:00 Jupiter 14°♐23′ Square Neptune 14°♓23′
    ☽ □ ☉ Mon Jan 14 06:46 Moon 23°♈48′ Square Sun 23°♑48′
    ☿ ∗ ♆ Mon Jan 14 13:14 Mercury 14°♑24′ Sextile Neptune 14°♓24′
    ☉ ☍ ☊ Thu Jan 17 05:38 Sun 26°♑48′ Opposition Node 26°♋48′
    ♀ Sqq ☊ Fri Jan 18 14:55 Venus 11°♐48′ Sesquiquare Node 26°♋48′
    ♀ △ ♂ Fri Jan 18 16:50 Venus 11°♐53′ Trine Mars 11°♈53′
    ☿ ☌ ♇ Fri Jan 18 20:01 Mercury 21°♑12′ Conjunction Pluto 21°♑12′
    ☉ ∗ Ch Sat Jan 19 00:57 Sun 28°♑38′ Sextile Chiron 28°♓38′
    ☉ □ ♅ Sat Jan 19 01:31 Sun 28°♑40′ Square Uranus 28°♈40′
    ☉ ∠ ♆ Sat Jan 19 22:26 Sun 29°♑33′ Semisquare Neptune 14°♓33′
    ♀ Sqq ♅ Sun Jan 20 08:20 Venus 13°♐41′ Sesquiquare Uranus 28°♈41′
    ☉ in ♒ Sun Jan 20 09:00 Sun 00°♒00′
    ☉ ∠ ♃ Mon Jan 21 04:04 Sun 00°♒49′ Semisquare Jupiter 15°♐49′
    ♀ □ ♆ Mon Jan 21 04:16 Venus 14°♐35′ Square Neptune 14°♓35′
    ☽ ☍ ☉ Mon Jan 21 05:17 Moon 00°♌52′ Opposition Sun 00°♒52′

    It’s simply impossible to provide any clear prediction as to how the tangled muck of energies swirling through this month is going to turn out – especially since we are hopelessly trudging our way through this awkward mid-eclipse period.


    The period between eclipses acts as a kind of spiritual transit-zone, where souls are moving through, as if passing through a kind of spiritual ‘central-station’, interchanging train journeys, where the spirit of lovers part and unite, friends and loved ones bid their farewells, tie off loose ends, and others usher their way through into into brand new soul-contacts.



    The Mercury/Sun contacts to Saturn, then Pluto connote that there are contacts coming in at present who are there to somehow assist with our transformation, rewire our thinking and press us to be the next level version of ourselves. These are intense conjunctions which introduce great psychological force and control into our lives – a theme that will tighten as the same four planets (☉,☿, ♄, ♇) reform into a rare multiple conjunction in 2020. The alchemical process of the human condition is well afoot, and whether we are willingly looking to do the hard work and solve the difficult problems or be sent through the wringer, it’s happening…

    (Click here to see how Pluto is transforming you (2008-2024):
    https://angstoic.com/2019/01/sun-plu...ransformation/

    I watched the old film ‘Gaslight’ (1944) on the weekend, about a woman whose husband slowly manipulates her into believing that she is going insane. The term ‘gaslighting’ is taken from this film. Same sort of thing as what many of us had to grow up with – manipulation through secrets, incomplete information, lies and denials about our true state of our being. Our thatched, highly biased presentations of history and science seem contrived and curiously inadequate to explain (after all) this cruelty and enslavement our species has had to endure. There is no justification for it, but there seems to be no effort to address it either. So it sits within our collective memories as unresolved trauma, and like a spicy meal, keeps repeating on us.

    As we (humans) begin to dig deeper about ourselves, we suspect more and more that this bogus structure, indoctrinated into us by the ‘culture’ (parents, teachers, preachers etc.) in order to preserve us into ‘healthy’, tax-paying ‘citizens’ is nothing more than a confinement into an order that isn’t really that orderly at all. In a nutshell, we will learn to transcend all this, soon & fast… or die in a boxed-in, oppressive system that takes ever more but gives increasingly less and less. You can do this now, so quit stalling.



    Anyway, a most powerful Leo Lunar Eclipse at 00°♌52′ is just over a week away (Jan 21), and I’ll have much more to say about all this in a special, mid-week article/12 tribe messages/and live lunation webcast, but this Blood Supermoon kinda wraps up the whole Leo/Aquarius thing in a big way. It all goes back to the ‘pride & prejudice’ issues we’ve been enduring since 2016 and promises to bring things to a spectacular and (with a Uranus T-square) most unexpected finale. One thing’s for certain – under the current, hazy circumstances, nobody has a clue – let alone a firm idea how the mighty Lion might react under threat, especially if he is ailing, aging or raging from long-forgotten, unresolved wounds to his pride. On some level that affects all of us. We have all taken serious hits to our sense of honour and integrity.

    What we can predict is that by eclipse time there will be blood – particularly over the Americas, where this blood-red lunation will be visible to all under clear skies at a special nocturnal hour. Go out and observe this spectacular eclipse, if you can. Witness it with your own eyes. Feel the magnitude of its celestial power. See it as one grand separation ceremony, knowing that you have been through much over the past 2-3 years, have learned so much, let go of so much ego-baggage, gained so much knowledge about yourself. Be proud, for if nothing else, you will walk away with your integrity and personal liberty intact.

    Observe too just how sensitive the current social situation is out there. See how many are feeling easily overwhelmed by the flurry of mixed emotions about each other, a certain ambivalence about where things stand and their own relationship to it all. Jupiter’s impact upon the Uranus/Neptune struggled to put meaning to the barrage of absurdity going on in the outer world right now. Venus, who is looking to bring some peace, prefers to find a nice, quiet spot to meditate and just go with ‘whatever’. Whilst some magical, very enjoyable transits are cooking up for us, it is important to remember that we are also prone to unexpected expressions of a lot of pent up nervous energies, bristling to explode. As Uranus threatens to forcibly disrupt our peace and order of things, a square from the Sun can turn nervous frustration into more aggressive, potentially violent forms of expression, particularly if there’s no suitable channels through which it can be released.

    Now stationed to go direct at the end of Aries, Uranus charges all of us with the irrepressible urge to free ourselves from whatever unrealistic and impractical mudslide of idealistic imaginings we have been engaged in and do something (before something is done upon us). So if you’re feeling “tense and nervous and you can’t relax”, that’s just you setting yourself up for a plot twist, where you either play the protagonist or the hapless bystander of a beautiful little meltdown.

    The Capricorn Sun reveals that those who act most erratically actually desire utter independence and freedom from all social restrictions of their own structure. A natural dissension from the norm sees even those mostly charged with looking after the status quo taking a ball and chain to the system that made them – preferring to support their own minority views; even if it leads them to become socially isolated or alienated from others (including the radical groups with whom they represent). Mars, now in his domicile sign of Aries, continues to dominate with petulant tantrums and while there may be heavy forces trying to restrain him as an individual force (♂ □ ♄, Jan 21 | ♂ □ ♇, Feb 02), his conjunction to Uranus at the last degree of Aries (Feb 13) promises the beginning of a storm to end all storms as humanity clearly draws up battle lines to fight the schism of ignorance at the expense of freedom and inequity for the disadvantaged – which is most of us, anyway.

    These are not ‘normal’ times at all, In spite of all efforts to ‘hypernormalise’ the obscene, the absurd and the outright ridiculous, just know that everything – your whole conception of ‘truth’ is teetering on the last few moments. Nothing rests on our ‘history’. Our traditional structures, customs, laws and cultured ways of life simply will not stand (very soon). Nothing is ‘safe’, because that was all just a well-crafted illusion anyway. Same applies for the last few minutes, if what you’re basing your reality upon is an expectation or belief that we are heading down a linear destination.


    [artist unknown]

    The road ahead is filled with a myriad of choices, illuminated by an intelligence we have never before had the privilege to enjoy. Nobody has the power to mess with the direction guided to us by our inner compass. Nobody has the power to impress or impose images or truths that don’t sit well with our inner guide. It is our duty and spiritual imperative to make this clear, as immediately as possible, or suffer the irritations this creates upon our nervous system.
    As you sit this week, observe how you see things differently now.
    And since you do, be sure to act differently. Action is needed to build up momentum – whether you feel you are in complete freedom or stuck in the prism of somebody else’s devices.
    Whatever it takes, you have the freedom and power to act accordingly in order to reconstruct the reality that best suits you.

    Go with this, and blessings to an amazing week ahead xx…."
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    SUPER BLOOD MOON ECLIPSE: 00°49′ Leo – Monday, January 21, 2019, 05:17 UTChttps://angstoic.com/2019/01/super-blood-moon-eclipse-0049%E2%80%B2-leo-monday-january-21-2019-0517-utc/

    "Eclipses.
    They’re a big deal.
    Always, they usher something in and something out of our lives; something begins and something ends at the eclipse time; and sometimes, completely random and obscure events, whose truth seems so personal and life-altering happens in our lives. Since eclipses generally occur in the same pair of signs, sometimes for 2-3 years, they hit upon a common, intrinsic revelation which sooner or later affects us all and somehow brings us all together.

    Eighteen months after North America witnessed its spectacular Total Solar Eclipse at the end of Leo (28°51′, Aug 21, 2017) comes the final instalment of eclipses to occur along the performative Leo/Aquarius axis. This Total Lunar Eclipse, occuring at the very beginning of Leo (00°49′) is itself a spectacular Supermoon (7% closer; 14% brighter) and its ‘Blood Moon’ effect makes this celestial event the perfectly fitting bookend to indeed a phenomenal period in the history of the world, especially with regard to American history. By this, of course, we mean the true history – not the convoluted parody that the media is trying to feed to us.

    There has been no less than nine (9) eclipses in the Leo♌/Aquarius♒ polarity since mid-2016:

    Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse 2016 August 18 @25°♒52′
    Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse 2017 February 10 @ 22°♌28′
    Partial LUNAR Eclipse 2017 August 7 @ 15°♒25′
    Total SOLAR Eclipse 2017 August 21 @ 28°♌53′
    Total LUNAR Eclipse 2018 January 31 @ 11°♌37′
    Partial SOLAR Eclipse 2018 February 15 @ 27°♒08′
    Total LUNAR Eclipse 2018 July 27 @ 4°♒45′
    Partial SOLAR Eclipse 2018 August 11 @ 18°♌42′
    Total LUNAR Eclipse 2019 January 21 @ 00°♌52′
    Since by definition, an eclipse aligns our Earth (ego) with both the Sun (light) and Moon (shade) along the moon’s nodal axis (evolutionary path of spiritual development), its celestial impact upon our collective souls is profound. Eclipses draw the whole of humanity’s journey towards a greater understanding of itself. Through an intense series of interrelated themes, eclipses place strong emphasis on phsycho-emotional issues, sending the ego into turmoil, gradually shining enough light upon our shadowy sides, allowing us to disintegrate our physical ego-attachments and thus reintegrating our light-bodies to the greater cosmic field.

    Thematically, the Leo/Aquarius flavour has pitched humanity through a conflicting series of bouts between our identification of the ‘strong individualist’ versus the ‘social-justice warrior’; or the ‘evil capitalist’ versus ‘pinko socialist’; the ‘brag-a-dick-ulous egotist’ versus the ‘mob of incensed egalitarians’; or ‘right-wing autocrat’ vs ‘leftist democrat’, etc.

    Wherever ‘individual sovereignty’ has clashed against the ‘collective values of group identity’, serious questions have been raised about where we stand along this scale. Just how much do we assert our unique individualism against the socialist, progressive and humanitarian idealism of our current world? How much do we identify with the self, and how much are we given to be part of an identity that represents a certain set of criteria that includes others while excluding many?

    We may have come to recognise that a failure to appreciate and assert our own unique significance in this world is equivalent to a denial of human worth altogether. This is a basic error and essentially the source of all our disbelief, for when an individual is so weak-willed that they can’t even believe in themselves, how can they possibly believe in anything else? Similarly, attributing too much of our identity to a class, a system, a nation, a network which denies our individual importance merely dilutes and diminishes our individual contribution to the point of rendering it superfluous and trite.

    The basic perils of egoism (too much/not enough) are not immediately present in one’s absolute self-consciousness or self-evaluation. They are more evidently seen in the aggrandisement of oneself over others, where one unjustly refuses to allow others to share equal significance, or at least to shine their light. This is the crux of the Leo/Aquarius polarity, accentuated in all of us by these last 9 eclipses. In recognising our empirical self (light body) at the centre of all life (which in spirit, we are), we relegate all others to the periphery of our being, attributing them only an external and relative value. Should the ego (physical body) allow this value to become demeaning or derogatory in any sense, existential troubles will arise.

    And they have…
    …big troubles.

    Not just in our personal relationships – in the public arenas, be they sport, politics, media, education, entertainment, we have seen a parading procession of notorious trumpet blowers, gleaming media superstars whose self-aggrandising manner has created enormous pomp and spectacle, that in their glaring wake have created audiences of support or dissent who thrived on constant stimulation. During these Leo/Aquarius years, the self-development of individual power, the emergence and expression of individual agency has developed into complex cultural and psychic forms.

    Considerable progress has been made in the form of ‘social movements’ (including feminism, gay and lesbian liberationism, transgender rights, counter-science, atheism, flat-earthism and environmentalism, etc.). The proliferation of these movements, and the increasing notion that no subject’s identity could be explained exclusively in terms of one axis (race, gender, or sexual orientation) has generated considerable disquiet, often based on one-dimensional accounts of oppression, such as neo-Marxism or liberalism (with their sole focus on class politics) etc. This dangerous trend has been severely divisive and counter-productive to bringing a sense of peace and coherence into our lives.

    It is evident, particularly with the swelling of the most agitative movements such as #MeToo and the #NeverTrump-ers, where outrage over disrespect for the basic rights of group-defined people, whose civil liberties are purported to have been violated has produced waves and waves of massive debate, protest and outright rejection or denial over individual freedoms. Yet, in truth, we demand these freedoms merely as compensation for our inability or failure to speak up for ourselves when we know we should.

    The past 2-3 years, punctuated by the critical markers of the above series of eclipses, have engaged us all in a fierce argument over group ideology versus personal dogma. This has been particularly facilitated by the technological acceleration in our use of social media. Taken to extremes, these have brought us out into the streets en masse, either to protest or to vote on issues about which we felt most strongly. Curiously, have applied such enormous energy into our social arguments that many of us are now showing obvious signs of depletion and fatigue in this fight. Groups are losing their sense of unity, while individuals are becoming more empowered in their own right.

    Ultimately, given the North Node was in Leo, this period would have served to lift our self-pride, at least to the point where our self-opinion was brought to equal bearing along that of others (and certainly not above). Through the process, we’ve come to learn that having a low opinion of oneself is not ‘modesty’ but rather ‘self-destruction’. At the end of the day, we must come to realise that holding our uniqueness and integrity in the highest regard is not ‘egotism’ – it is a necessary precondition to happiness and success on this earth.



    This final (lunar) eclipse in Leo will be visible in full by both North and South Americas, where during a special nocturnal hour, the Full Moon will appear fully tinged by a special, red-orange hue. It will be the last total eclipse until May 2021, and the last one visible from the United States till 2022, by which time the axis of eclipses will have shifted to Taurus/Scorpio.

    The peak of this lunation will occur at precisely 12:16 a.m. EST (0517 UTC) on Monday, Jan. 21. This peak is also known as the “greatest eclipse” – the exact moment when the Moon comes closest to the axis of Earth’s shadow.

    To compliment the celestial dance between the conscious light of the Aquarius Sun reflecting off the instinctive Leo Moon, as obscured by the mass of our grounding Earth, the human spectacle now becomes fully activated with a crescendo of self-realisation upon every living being. Those who instinctively pull towards body-bound egoism – arrogance, conceit, selfishness, greed, lust, intolerance, anger, lying, cheating, gossiping and slander are becoming exposed as merely serving the enemy of both self and all of humankind. We hear and see now – quite distinctly – who is standing out in the crowd and on which level they operate. Are they shining on the merits of their self-emanating brilliance for the benefit of all, or are they merely playing the lower narcissistic charade of ‘fake it till you make it”?

    A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
    ~ Benjamin Franklin

    Yes, eclipses are not little things. They import an enormous amount of information (light upon shade) in a relatively short space/time. Even though they occur once every six months, their direct effect upon our earth (lasting only minutes) arguably leaves a life-altering impact upon how we will henceforth look at this world.

    So what can we expect this time around?

    In its most unconscious, most rudimentary manifestation, this lunation exposes how much our inner need to feel recognised or heard may often come across to others as an infantile cry for attention. If we struggle to be loved by being the loudest, neediest or most overbearingly spoiled brat on the block, this lunar eclipse may just administer the smart slap across the ego that we so sorely need to wake up to ourselves.

    Have you observed this in your life? How sometimes, in order to satisfy the love-starved attention that one seeks, they turn on the drama? How if they don’t get what they want immediately, they play the overly cute, or the growling, or the trumpet blowing ‘enfant terriblé’ just to gain supremacy? And notice too how, if their usual song-and-dance routine isn’t working, they become all insulted, pout-up, even lash out with a right-royal spectacular tantrum?

    Sounds like something you’re witnessing a lot of recently? Does this fit the drama in your world?

    Under this moon, the inexorable need for love and admiration certainly comes with plenty of instances to observe this. In fact, we have become so exposed to drama that we don’t have far to go if we want to experience examples of attention-hogging and unreasonable intrusions on others’ psychic airspace, particularly through the abuse of electronic media.

    As we have seen, these abuses can start to invade our individual prerogatives, exploit and become bullishly overbearing, not just to our individual integrity, but to our idea of society as a whole – especially where the force of ego-domination, both by individuals and corporations, has crossed certain lines of civil respect. Here, on this full moon, the behaviour becomes ever more tiresome, transparent to all as being nothing more than a boorish effort to forcibly fulfill some inner-child inadequacy complex. Whatever it is, it tries to snuff out our own light and hold our individual will at the ransom and behest of its own.

    This Total Lunar Eclipse augurs a crisis in sovereignty which can no longer stand unnoticed.

    Through this powerfully emotional period, we learn to see whether this ‘need for attention’ really needs attention, some real reflection or counselling to bring it back to a healthy balance. In the most extreme cases, it may require that those sociopathic, narcissistic monsters may just have to be cut off, left alone to suffocate in their own belligerent neediness.

    In the highest, most pure expression, this lunar eclipse shows us all the importance of acknowledging and respecting every soul’s emotional need to feel important, at least about themselves.

    This ‘Supermoon’ (closer to our earth) means that the lunation occurs just that little bit more intense. Here, the contrast between how we sometimes act like a petulant, demanding little child to get what we want and how, with a little maturity, we can carry ourselves with greater self-awareness, creative flair and a modicum of esteem and respectability.

    This lunation teaches us to have the courage to share our unique contribution to this world fairly with others. A ‘team’ is the ultimate context in which an individual can prove his courage on his own merits. Only a coward stands away from his team, flexes his muscle, beats his chest, toots his trumpet or relies on his gang of ‘thugs’ or ‘yes-men’ to protect him when he does not know or trust in how to give of himself with love.

    To those in the Americas, please get outside and enjoy this amazing spectacle.
    Blessings and love to all… and do your best not to let your ego eclipse your soul xx

    Location Eclipse Begins Totality Begins Totality Ends Eclipse Ends
    Anchorage, Alaska 6:33 p.m AKST 7:41 p.m. AST 8:43 p.m. AST 9:50 p.m. AST
    Los Angeles, California 7:33 p.m. PST 8:41 p.m. PST 9:43 p.m. PST 10:50 p.m. PST
    Mexico City, Mexico 9:33 p.m. CST 10:41 p.m. CST 11:43 p.m. CST 12:50 a.m. CST
    Miami, Florida 10:33 p.m. EST 11:41 p.m. EST 12:43 p.m. EST 1:50 a.m. EST
    Santo Domingo,
    Dominican Republic 11:33 p.m. AST 12:41 a.m. AST 1:43 p.m. AST 2:50 p.m. AST
    Nuuk, Greenland 12:33 a.m. WGT 1:41 a.m. WGT 2:43 a.m. WGT 3:50 a.m. WGT
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1:33 a.m. BRST 2:41 a.m. BRST 3:43 a.m. BRST 4:50 a.m. BRST
    Reykjavik, Iceland 3:33 a.m. GMT 4:41 a.m. GMT 5:43 a.m. GMT 6:50 p.m. GMT
    Lagos, Nigeria 4:33 a.m. WAT 5:41 a.m. WAT 6:43 a.m. WAT Moon is below
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    THE WEEK AHEAD: January 21-27
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    "This entire week not only reverberates strongly with the after-shock of a Super Blood Moon in Leo, but is peppered with a number of very intense transits. This spectacular lunation occurs less than 24 hours after the Sun enters Aquarius, and in hard alignment with the rather mixed flavours of planetary aspects stirs up such mayhem and confusion that it’s perfectly up in the air about what might happen.

    We must tread cautiously now, even in apparent stillness, for one thing we can safely predict is that what plays out in our lives will be utterly unpredictable and possibly destructive if we do not remain mindful of our rash and hasty actions.

    As much as we may wish to be happy, make life easier, the growing trend in this current, bizzaro-universe is that everyone wants to be difficult. It is not hard to point the finger of intolerance and blame on people and those causes which seem contrary to what we personally believe.

    Here are this week’s main transits:

    ☉ in ♒ Sun Jan 20 2019 09:00 Sun 00°♒00′
    ☉ ∠ ♃ Mon Jan 21 2019 04:04 Sun 00°♒49′ Semisquare Jupiter 15°♐49′
    ♀ □ ♆ Mon Jan 21 2019 04:16 Venus 14°♐35′ Square Neptune 14°♓35′
    ☽ ☍ ☉ Mon Jan 21 2019 05:17 Moon 00°♌52′ Opposition Sun 00°♒52′
    ♂ □ ♄ Mon Jan 21 2019 11:49 Mars 13°♈47′ Square Saturn 13°♑47′
    ☿ ☍ ☊ Tue Jan 22 2019 06:41 Mercury 26°♑46′ Opposition Node 26°♋46′
    ♀ ☌ ♃ Tue Jan 22 2019 12:27 Venus 16°♐04′ Conjunction Jupiter 16°♐04′
    ☿ □ ♅ Wed Jan 23 2019 11:14 Mercury 28°♑43′ Square Uranus 28°♈43′
    ☿ ∗ Ch Wed Jan 23 2019 12:28 Mercury 28°♑48′ Sextile Chiron 28°♓48′
    ☿ ∠ ♆ Thu Jan 24 2019 01:06 Mercury 29°♑40′ Semisquare Neptune 14°♓40′
    ☿ in ♒ Thu Jan 24 2019 05:50 Mercury 00°♒00′
    ☿ ∠ ♃ Fri Jan 25 2019 04:18 Mercury 01°♒33′ Semisquare Jupiter 16°♐33′
    ♂ △ ♃ Fri Jan 25 2019 17:55 Mars 16°♈39′ Trine Jupiter 16°♐39′
    Ce in ♐ Fri Jan 25 2019 18:05 Ceres 00°♐00′
    ☽ □ ☉ Sun Jan 27 2019 21:11 Moon 07°♏38′ Square Sun 07°♒38′
    For what it’s worth, patience is necessary with Mars in Aries, especially when we go up against up against the stern and rigid social structures imposed by Saturn in Capricorn. These two malefics come into conflict from their respective cardinal signs. Both are equally as strong in their domicile, yet their square (Monday, Jan 21) sees us ensnarled into a fundamental fight over differences of temperament, style and intention. This harsh dynamic, blended with the ‘know-it-all’ attitude of Mercury’s square to Uranus (also in cardinals – Wednesday), can launch us into ill-advised disputes over which direction we choose to go and how others around us ‘should’ proceed.

    We will not be told what to do, what to think or how to handle our personal business. So, regardless of how ‘right’ others are about how we should do things, we make it clear that it is entirely our responsibility and as such prepared to stay conflicted. Essentially we would rather be at war with ourselves rather than listen. Even if only a small percentage of us are caught up in this dynamic, it indirectly affects nearly everyone – especially those who choose not to act out of fear or trepidation.

    On the plus side, not listening to the advice or counsel of others means we are more inclined to follow our own distinctive path. However, big egos generally conceal vulnerable souls, and a moral defensiveness mixed with obstinate pride easily erupts into fundamental clashes that are difficult to control. Even if we are determined to act responsibly, earnestly, it is possible that our timing could be out of sync with the situation. This could result in physical accidents, or emotional situations in which others become immediately bitter or vindictive, even violent. As much as we wish to avoid being hurt, we also don’t want to hurt others – particularly those we love.

    So what to do?
    Try to become aware about where the tension lies within you. See if you can get to the root of where the friction within you is coming from, particularly if you are fixing to direct your frustrations upon those around you. It’s not anybody fault that you feel suppressed into any given situation. Perhaps you have allowed yourself to become entrapped into a set of rules or a structure that is not working for you. Where did this begin? Look to the time around early April, 2018 when Mars formed its conjunction to Saturn. What agreements did you make about how you wanted to work? Were you aware of the consequences and limitations upon your fundamental freedom when you signed up to try a more disciplined approach? Are you working responsibly or did you bite off more than you could chew?

    By the end of the week these inner conflicts, and each intensely forceful encounter with those around us leaves an enduringly emotional stress. Depending on how responsibly we process this, the big lessons can be either awesome or dreadful – there is no middle ground. Here, the groundwork for a forthcoming extremism that will play out in the months ahead is now being laid down. The determination to conserve things in a particular order (if we are satisfied by our situation) goes against the will to protect the integrity of our individual freedom (if we feel trapped).

    These are exceptional times in that the collective consciousness is not afraid or hesitant to challenge what it sees as the absolute nonsense of certain external controls. An ambivalence about absolute ‘truth’ – as passed down by governmental laws, religion, academia, bosses, parents, etc., leads us to serious disputes.

    In amidst an atmosphere of sharp, self-centered dogma, the Aquarius Sun now charges us with powerful compassion and need to serve society. How we chose to act on this largely depends on how rigid and fixed our views. We may be equally as ambivalent about whether to work towards fulfilling our own desires or to follow the calling of our lofty humanitarian ideals. We suffer the consequences of guilt instantly should we aim just to fulfill the demands of our own egos. Similarly, we become incensed to see others, particularly those who pose in roles of authority over us angling towards their own self interests rather the interests of the whole.

    The final Blood Moon in the Leo/Aquarius axis reveals just how we are evolving, and our capacity to come back from defeat shows a maturing sense of mission, particularly strong in the creative brilliance of anyone evolved enough to stand by their cause. Observe the humanistic force that is producing some of the innovative new thinkers or scientists among us. They are everywhere, and they have decided to take matters upon themselves – using whatever is available, yet not operating inside the constraints of any given order. See how they dare to go outside the box in order to find new solutions to extricate themselves (and others) from the boxed-in views and belief systems of the existing order. Dare to be one of those.

    Here, we are laying down the foundations for materialism to be conquered. Those who strive only for personal comfort and acknowledgment above all else come to see that in chasing their goals and dreams, they have lost perspective, their conduct openly betraying them as just selfish and even cruel.

    The next month further exposes those whose innate prejudices and entrenched beliefs are at the root of the discontent and suffering among us. This is especially evident among those who try to lead us, but do not represent our evolved, progressive views. The fixed Aquarius Sun highlights the inequities and indifferences, while the cardinal Aries Mars activates ferocious clashes against those who try to constrain our indomitable spirit.

    A warning for/about those with fixed mindsets: whenever matters get difficult, rather than compromise or be flexible, things are more likely to break hence the propensity to unleash anger and howling madness on others is greatest.

    Developing a more relaxed, more tolerant viewpoint is important.

    Whilst Tuesday’s Venus/Jupiter conjunction hopes to bring a more peaceful, loving attitude, when carried to extremes it could mean that we give or accept generosity where it is often not warranted. Any sanctimonious and holier-than-thou efforts seem inconsistent, hypocritical and vulgar. This is certainly not constructive toward making this a better world. When inertia or indifference prevails over inequities and injustices, we may come to realise that the greatest opportunities to take action have been missed. The greatest concern during these days could be that we are now spiralling deeper into a rabbit hole which nobody knows where it may lead and how dreadful to think that we had our chance to do something but just didn’t.

    To those in the Americas, please get outside and enjoy this amazing spectacle.
    Blessings and love to all… and do your best not to let your ego eclipse your soul xx

    Location Eclipse Begins Totality Begins Totality Ends Eclipse Ends
    Anchorage, Alaska
    6:33 p.m AKST
    7:41 p.m. AST
    8:43 p.m. AST
    9:50 p.m. AST
    Los Angeles, California
    7:33 p.m. PST
    8:41 p.m. PST
    9:43 p.m. PST
    10:50 p.m. PST
    Mexico City, Mexico
    9:33 p.m. CST
    10:41 p.m. CST
    11:43 p.m. CST
    12:50 a.m. CST
    Miami, Florida
    10:33 p.m. EST
    11:41 p.m. EST
    12:43 a.m. EST
    1:50 a.m. EST
    Santo Domingo,
    Dominican Republic
    11:33 p.m. AST
    12:41 a.m. AST
    1:43 a.m. AST
    2:50 p.m. AST
    Nuuk, Greenland
    12:33 a.m. WGT
    1:41 a.m. WGT
    2:43 a.m. WGT
    3:50 a.m. WGT
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    1:33 a.m. BRST
    2:41 a.m. BRST
    3:43 a.m. BRST
    4:50 a.m. BRST
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    3:33 a.m. GMT
    4:41 a.m. GMT
    5:43 a.m. GMT
    6:50 p.m. GMT
    Lagos, Nigeria
    4:33 a.m. WAT
    5:41 a.m. WAT
    6:43 a.m. WAT
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    THE WEEK AHEAD: Jan 28-Feb 03
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    "Planetary activity falls largely in the social sectors (Sag-Pisces) for the next few weeks, so our focus is drawn to look at greater themes, ones which affect the more transpersonal matters in our world. Law, politics, government and social and spiritual matters play a big part in our lives, and we can either choose to be engaged or simply choose to tune out. Leading this locomotive is the renegade Mars/Uranus at the end of Aries, so if you choose to play, you may very likely feel like you are blazing new turf all on your own.

    In the centre of it all looms an explicit superior conjunction, in which Mercury passes apogee to the Sun (midweek), furthest possible from the earth, and in true Aquarian irreverence exposes all.

    Mercury is effectively our eyes & ears, charged with conveying information to and from the source (light). At the moment when he is farthest from the Earth, he appears small and very distant. Though completely illuminated, anything that hides directly behind the Sun cannot possibly be observed. This is referred to as cazimi – a time when information rings most brilliant and true, as radiant and pure as the Sun’s own rays.

    Thoughts and ideas become fused into pure spirit now. As the Sun (our primary source of light) transits through the fixed-air constellation of Aquarius, it energises our planet with a distinctly idealistic, humanitarian spirit where matters of civil liberty and justice take on an outspoken significance. Everything else takes a back seat as the iconoclastic, promethean psychopomp takes the podium to speak what’s on his mind.

    Regardless of whether you’re distinctly into an egalitarian modality of living or you prefer a more conservative, hierarchical or cynical approach to the whole social system, the emphasis over the next 6 weeks will be on formulating stronger views on how society should run. One may already hold strong, rigidly adhered to political views – be either for or against a certain utopian/dystopian visions. In any case, situations will emerge where you are called to respond (be vocal) in a helpful and sympathetic manner towards ‘a certain kind’ or firmly protesting against another kind. It could be gender, colour, race, or any other affiliation or cause for which you feel is trying to be heard. Such efforts to speak out in support or protest over certain ways with hope to improve or reform things to what is considered to be a fairer, more equitable state is what Aquarius is all about. On the other extreme, you may feel this rhetoric is just too much, or find it all rather depressing and may choose to cut away, dissociate from all the ‘big picture’ discussions….

    Here are the main transits for this week….

    ☿ ∠ ♀ Tue Jan 29 11:45 Mercury 08°♒50′ Semisquare Venus 23°♐50′
    ☿ ☌ ☉ Wed Jan 30 02:52 Mercury 09°♒54′ Conjunction Sun 09°♒54′
    ♄ ∗ ♆ Thu Jan 31 14:12 Saturn 14°♑55′ Sextile Neptune 14°♓55′
    ♀ ⊼ ☊ Fri Feb 01 00:37 Venus 26°♐41′ Quincunx Node 26°♋41′
    Vs in ♓ Fri Feb 01 11:02 Vesta 00°♓00′
    ☿ ∠ Ch Fri Feb 01 14:07 Mercury 14°♒11′ Semisquare Chiron 29°♓11′
    ♂ □ ♇ Sat Feb 02 03:13 Mars 21°♈40′ Square Pluto 21°♑40′
    ♀ ∠ ☉ Sat Feb 02 07:22 Venus 28°♐09′ Semisquare Sun 13°♒09′
    ♀ △ ♅ Sat Feb 02 23:42 Venus 28°♐55′ Trine Uranus 28°♈55′
    ♀ □ Ch Sun Feb 03 06:51 Venus 29°♐15′ Square Chiron 29°♓15′
    ☉ ∠ Ch Sun Feb 03 09:48 Sun 14°♒16′ Semisquare Chiron 29°♓16′
    ☿ ∗ ♃ Sun Feb 03 21:55 Mercury 18°♒16′ Sextile Jupiter 18°♐16′
    ♀ in ♑ Sun Feb 03 22:30 Venus 00°♑00′
    Although the Sun won’t form any significantly stressful aspects to other planets during the next month, there is a growing awareness of individual tendencies to express fixed views about the world. This activates much movement, either for or against groups by which you identify. This superior conjunction to Mercury (Jan 30) will hence help to expound clear views on where you stand on social matters and whether others are part of our future vision or not.

    By the Aquarius New Moon (Feb 04) we become strongly intent (body and soul) to make our stance on whose team we are on (feminism, racism, marxism, left/right-ism, etc. As always though, if the ‘team’ is not inclusive, equally-beneficial and respectful to the individual rights of every being, it can be cause for division, dissent, protest and demonstration.

    So, expect to see the ‘social justice’ rhetoric being raised this week.

    Strangely, as much as thoughts and opinions are being formidably defined right now (and you may wish to blow the whistle on injustice and unfairness etc.) there is also a weird, prolonged sense of stalling for any definitive action at this moment. Whilst things might flare up a little towards the end of February (Sun enters Pisces, ☉ ∠ ♄ / ∠ ♇/ ∠ ♅), the current state of confusion and reluctance to step up comes mostly due to the fact that we are all (en masse) passing through a very surreal wonderland as hosted by the Neptune/Uranus semi-square.

    Regardless of what we think is fair and equitable, nobody is really certain of how to proceed, since much of the phenomena of we are experiencing around is confusingly new and profoundly absurd. This is a special kind of weird. Only those with the most truly lateral minds, who dare to step outside ‘the box’ get to experiment and mess with with the prevailing system.

    That’s all it is though – a very risky, arguably foolhardy experiment to those agitated enough to challenge the status quo, however shaky and absurd the status of that ‘quo’ may seem right now.

    In ♅/♆ essence, there is a gradual soul-dissociation happening on a collective level (2017-20). Saturn’s sextile to Neptune (strongest on Jan 31) may inspire serious reaction against the social injustices and political foolishness of our times, yet in this climate, it feels that any personal crusade could backfire – especially since it siphons out considerable energy from those who want to try it on.

    Is this a kind of ‘activism fatigue’, or a case of exasperation that any political solution will fall flat on its heels? This draining, depressing, often futile attempt to see a brighter future is felt most pointendly on and around the New Moon (Feb 4), which occurs directly on the lugubrious ♄ /♆ midpoint.

    A sextile from Jupiter on this lunation may promise to lift our spirits, though we will have to look in completely extraordinary places for our sense of justice. There is some promise and opportunity for a way to solve even the most disheartening of challenges to our collective social problems.

    The big concern for many individuals this week comes when Mars squares Pluto (Saturday) and Venus squares Chiron. Intense drives to throw out excess or toxic masculine displays could rouse us into the most ferocious arguments with one another – especially where compromise in our personal relationships seems practically impossible due to fundamental clashes in deeply buried attitudes. The gender divide is still on the mend, and here we see compulsive rage breaking out wherever we come to loggerheads in how we wish to be treated.

    If a relationship has to end because its toxicity or outright oppressiveness has become impossible to sustain, then it must end, however painful. Abuse cannot and will not be tolerated. By now we are at least certain of our ideological and stance and are prepared to go all out to accord with our moral compass.

    Even if only in theory, sometimes the mere thought of individual resurrection or reincarnation becomes untenable, especially when we pause to consider the magnitude of what is required for them to make an evolutionary leap. Not everyone is capable of change. Some would rather smash into a million pieces before they’ll bend to another’s will.

    Rather than worry about the survival of all, we now choose to fight for survival only in the spirit of those we know to be on our wavelength. We learn that there is no hope in trying to negotiate with the insistently malignant narcissist, the sociopath, or incorrigibly spoilt brat. A growing awareness that for some people, no degree of effort, patience or kindness is ever going to help. They will get the abandonment of support that they most dread. Here, it is important to spare ourselves. The only decision is to cut all ties; switch off the life-support system which feeds the monster that feeds on our human kindness and compassion.

    Like an obsolete automobile from another era must eventually be tossed onto the scrap heap, human relationships can similarly serve their purpose and be done. If we have learned our lesson not to keep investing in something which just sucks the life-force out of us, we have done well. There is simply no need to keep hanging on to something toxic, heavy and redundant. We must clear the way for a lighter, more up-to-speed vehicle for the road ahead.

    As the world’s progressive valour seems to pick up momentum over the next few weeks, it leads us into some fantastical new worlds. By the time Mars conjuncts Uranus (Feb 13) they will meet at the final degree of the brash, self-centered Aries. Along with Chiron entering Aries (Feb 18) it augurs a time to effect a revolution in all personal manners and behaviours – a time to restore to them their lost dignity – make them part of the human species.

    We must work towards reforming ourselves in order to reform the world. Soon, we see finally see how all this cavalcade of oddities helps to transform those once unchangeable morals and spears the way for us to inject a new kindness into an all new humankind."

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    Wow! Anyone else feeling this way?
    Daily Update⚡Saturday, 2 February
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    "Even with the softer aspects, SATURN who is all about concentration, judgement and definition of matter finds it hard to mix with NEPTUNE, which is about empathy and compassion. They form the basis of all sacrifice and suffering and those affected go through intense isolation, depression and alienation merely to survive.

    Picture yourself stuck in a cold room, unable to go out because the cruel world cannot relate to your sensitivities, nor could you bear the harsh demands of a competitive world.

    We all go through times of feeling shut out. Whether it’s self-imposed or forced, it’s a necessary part of the human journey. In those times we wish to be left alone, sit with our sadness and our grief. Often we do not know why – all we know is that we cannot truly participate in the charade, even if we tried.

    This aspect is a sign that something in our limited, physical world is out of time or place with what the soul knows is eternal. Something is not working for us and we feel we can neither leave, nor can we stay and play. Sick, miserable and depressed – we are forced to endure the 3D condition, process it until something falls away…

    Usually the only solution is to stop giving a **** what the world thinks and just love it anyway, but then… that is the greatest challenge ever, especially when ‘the world’ (your mind) is filled with judgements of inadequacy, especially about you."
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    Aquarius New Moon (or, "How to Change the World with One Powerful Intention")

    "Greetings Fellow Travellers,

    I don't know about you, but for me, it's so hard not to be excited right now. These times are really edgy, no doubt, and with CHIRON shifting INTO Aries (Feb 18), then URANUS shifting OUT OF Aries into Taurus (Mar 06), these next few weeks will certainly feel like the end of a very interesting era for humanity's progress.

    We are now living in highly explicit, evocative times, where many of us are rapidly awakening to the reality that we have been under the spell of some self-induced stupor, and that through the haze lies a promise that we can change the world by merely shifting our thought patterns. By just changing the way we perceive things, things change before our very eyes.

    Empowering stuff, but really confronting too, since most of what we're seeing is the creepishly clever way everything has been crafted to take advantage of our most naive, good-natured, trusting souls, cajoling us from birth into submission, forcing us to relegate our own truth to the nonsense and superstitious tarradiddle being fed to us by the constructs of the exterior world.

    Of course, none of what I'm saying to you would sound like some 'hippy', alternative, spiritual bypassing diatribe. I have been banging this drum for years. By now, we are seeing every day just how consistently we are being let down by the old 3D system. The physical world is not enough, and just as all its material spoils and riches offer no promise of happiness, its threats of fear, suffering and scarcity are no longer enough to keep us in line. There is a growing suspicion that the things they taught us to believe from the crib, in their schools and universities, their churches and halls of parliament, their places of employment and theatres of entertainment and war are all just spectacular special effects, designed to create a false reality system.

    Out there lies a persistent drama - like a fancy puppet show being played out for us to become distracted, whilst the all-powerful, creative producers hiding behind the curtain, orchestrating all the noise and pulling all the strings, are having a grand old laugh at our seeming stupidity to swallow up all the puff and nonsense and keep paying our tickets of admission. The remarkable thing, of course, is how pliant we have become to playing along, fitting into the silly costumes and reading through the rudimentary scripts written for us by some scribes from a former century. Yet we keep buying into the show, not only because there are fewer and fewer big productions left in town, but because many of us believe that we don't have the imagination or freedom to express our creative energy in any other way.

    So the reality melodrama lingers live on our little black screens, and we continue to interact with it (under the guise of some instant, on-demand, personal freedom). Meanwhile, some of us are becoming wise to the whole 'soul-distraction' routine staged for us by the exterior world.

    We are learning a few things...

    One thing we have come to learn over the past 7-8 years, as CHIRON transited Pisces and URANUS in Aries, is that when we feel ignored, overwhelmed or victimised, we can help ourselves by slipping away and going the road alone. By learning to say "NO" to the on-screen drama playing out before us, we are progressively becoming experts at spearheading our way into our own, personal show. Whilst this is much easier for our kids (who have less investment into the world of fear), we too are blessed with the insight and means to pull the plug on playing victim/martyr roles in someone else's 'Punch & Judy' puppet show, and building the courage to just go it alone.

    Over the 7-8 years of tuning into the 'Selfie World' (♅♈) of social media, we have explored a whole new dimension of being. There we could at least post our best face and instantly share our personal thoughts among 'friends' in the worldwide online community. Of course, that too is wearing a little thin now, but at the end of its run we did at least learn how to say "NO thanks - I'm good in my own little world", with ample opportunities to practice instant detachment by switching off to things/people that are superfluous, fake and energy-consuming. So in practice, even the meekest/socially withdrawn of us has learned how to tune out of the main 3D 'reality' show, and shift into the alternative 4D-on-demand networks - at least long enough to get a second, third, fourth, etc, opinion that the 3D universe was itself built on shaky foundations and the edicts and rules of a few, very manipulative 'experts'. This awareness, in itself, is the very reason the 3D world is quaking before our very eyes. And those master puppeteers - the old presidents, priests, prefects and prime ministers (and their minions)- are losing their grip on the controlling strings of the old order of 'reality show'.

    The current progression of (at least) those two planets (CH/UR) into new signs augurs a shift of our entire value system almost immediately into the 4th dimension (present tense). This could (at least initially) bring phenomenal upset and discomfort to all of us, since nothing is so painful to the human condition as great and sudden changes to even a corrupt system. It's obvious though that where the exploitation was happening in a 3D sense, it has followed onto the 4D plane. These total 'controllers' are becoming more and more nervous about coming undone, and they might try to tighten the reigns over the next few months, as SATURN approaches PLUTO at the end of Capricorn.

    As CHIRON shifts into Aries, something starts to motivate us to be ever more assertive, ever more combative about how we defend our individual competency around others. We will see this shift immediately, since the uptake on Chiron is invigorated/accelerated by his sustained semi-sextile (30°) to URANUS, who in the next fortnight will get exceedingly feisty as MARS meets him at the final degree of Aries.

    Leading into this, we have a NEW MOON looming at 15°♒45' (AQUARIUS) this Monday, February 04, 2019, 21:04 UTC. After those powerful eclipses, where we looked closely at the shamefully self-centered conduct of our 'leaders' - the patriarchy, government, even our own flailing 'parenting' efforts, it is time to start looking at where all this is going with regard to constructing a viable picture of the future:

    It's time to look around. Watch, listen, observe…

    You, or someone significant in your life (an authority) may be currently formulating a vision about how the future might look. What needs to be done, what’s not being done, what could improve, and what is patently irredeemable in our realistic vision for tomorrow has to be looked at. Changes must be made to proceed and progress.

    Maybe the vision is for a better, brighter, more harmonious world, where everyone is living peacefully, working together co-operatively. Or maybe it’s a bleak outlook - a vision of everything that could go wrong… especially given the negative, dark state of affairs people seem 'trapped' in.

    Whatever the picture, the human spirit is invigorated by a divine quest to continuously reform and improve one's world somehow. Stars in the Aquarius constellation are blessing us with the impetus to remain hopeful that there is a reasonable solution to whatever problem, and to be assured that we are all working together to innovatively bring about change and reform.

    Whatever your vision for tomorrow – whether it’s a utopian dream or dystopian nightmare – this “picture the future” business is a distinctly Aquarian process. Being of fixed/air, Aquarius generates a rigidly-defined mental projection of how society might look for you. This ‘future vision’ is generally drawn using an abstract mathematical/scientific process, a projection of given statistics and trends, blended with a degree of innovative thinking and intuitive know-how.

    Whatever the forecast may be - and it is merely a forecast; whether we're fostering hope or utter despair about what's coming our way - the aquarian side of our mind is constantly calculating our chances for a better social existence in a possible future. It's the same impulse that has us checking the weather report, or rushing off to our favourite stock broker, astrologer or fortune teller.

    On the New Moon in Aquarius, both conscious (mind) and unconscious (body) combine together to re-calibrate what tomorrow may look like.

    At this moment, millions of individuals are looking around, wondering on what grounds they may share a future with one another. Do we share a hopeful vision of a happily co-existing humanity, where we plant endless orchards and gardens, blaze trails throughout the mountains and across the deserts, harness the power of the Sun and irrigate our deserts till there's free energy and lush, bountiful fruits for all? Where there are no more divisive walls or empires or kingdoms? Or is the process of making a "better world" just a euphemism - another name for the cold and cruel path history will take - just a dreadfully dynamic, tumultuously agonising struggle, a heartless and unfeeling process that knows no end for humanity?

    A Semisextile to Saturn calls for caution; to look over the situation carefully before getting too excited, learn from past mistakes, don't jump the gun, pace ourselves. The Semisextile to Neptune summons the use of our finest senses and sensitivities, attunes our hunches to highest ideals but factors in empathy towards those who may not necessarily connect with our vision. This forms a very sober-minded midpoint picture, one that errs more towards an existential sadness than one of overrun excitement. A universal pull to withdraw is blending into the intention, and for good reason. It is in our detachment and aloneness that we find strength and integrity of spirit.

    Even an applying sextile to Jupiter in Sadge lends more of a learned, 'academic wisdom' rather than his usual unbridled optimism - mostly because Jupiter himself has been recently 'gassed' by the squaring cloud of Neptune confusionism.

    It is time to seriously pull ourselves back to centre. Look around at the different future landscapes. Somewhere in the vista for tomorrow is your next step. Meditate deeply before taking it.

    Blessings, and wishing you an amazing New Moon xx
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    Virgo Supermoon - The End of the Age of Suffering and Illusion
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    "Greetings fellow travellers,

    We are at a monumental pivot point in human history. Much has changed in our society since outliers Chiron and Uranus shifted signs back in early 2011. They are about to do this again, within weeks of one another.

    Whilst it may be argued that many advances, both technological and sociological have exponentially expedited our ability to share information and knowledge, providing us greater freedoms to express our opinions and beliefs with one another, the human spirit has struggled to keep up, let alone integrate these advances into our existing moral, ethical and ideological doctrines. Old laws, religions and bylines have failed to foresee the ravages that the past 7-8 years of technological change might bring upon our world. Rather than improving our intercohesiveness as a people, we now stand more divided among ourselves, more polarised and in fundamental disagreement on who is 'right' and how things 'should' be. 'Revolution' seems more likely than 'evolution'. Our societies did not become so farcical, misguided and fragmented overnight.

    Our education system (from the age of infancy to its tertiary end) has proven to be nothing but an indoctrination system to breed unhappy little worker robots. Here, at the dawn of the age of Artificial Intelligence and widespread automation, we find ourselves as nothing more than the patently defunct product of a governmental device that has done nothing more but enslave us into debt, and left us forlorn for viable jobs and satisfying career options to live an affordable, let-alone a contented life. Meanwhile, the current system promises nothing but more degenerative, dictatorial-style governments.

    Along with our favourite mega-corporations, our old governments have used an all-pervasive media as their own instrument of surveillance and propaganda, spying on our privacy and attempting to mold our minds on what to buy and who to vote for, manipulating us into conforming to the ideas, opinions, habits and tastes contrived by those in supreme power. Orwell could not possibly have dreamed how much more control the corporate fascists would seize once the internet and social media proliferated around the world.

    Combining the all-pervasive monitoring power of the world-wide-web mobile-technology with the spurious underhanded tactics of Google, Facebook and Twitter and Amazon, the internet has helped to build a networked supply chain for a very comprehensive human consumerist farm. As we are about to exit this 8-year phase, we start to see through the mind games and manipulation, ready to question the intentions of patriarchal institutions - the State, Corporations and Banks, and of course, the Church...

    So, what else to report here other than the happy news that we are currently in the final throes of a tremendous sociological landslide?

    Well, it's not news really. You've all been following the reports here - some of you for years, so you know that that the proverbial mud has been sliding for some time now, ever so subtly. The critical events of the past 8 years, as seen live on your Reality TV planet have left us all currently on edge. From an astrological perspective, the cosmic harbingers of "as above" have faithfully been mirroring what's going on "down below."... Like clockwork, actually.

    If you get the sense that 'something big' is about to go down, then you're not alone. As your faithful astrologer, I can verify that the cosmic timekeepers are in totally in alignment:

    While the looming ingresses of the two wild-cards - maverick Chiron (Feb18) and upstart Uranus (Mar06) is enough to get us all excited, we must be reminded that we are still slogging through the thick mire of a 4-year Uranus/Neptune semisquare - a gobbledigook of nuanced nonsense, mixed in with some rare, yet truly prodigious insights, from which it's nearly impossible to distinguish just who/what is true and what is just misinformation, speculation or hype.

    Meanwhile, Saturn horns closer into Pluto where (in the first phase) by May 2019, the two will come within just a couple of degrees of their conjunction, numbingly scraping all humanity along the bitter deadwood at the bottom of the Capricorn South Node.

    Of course, there is a grand purpose to all this cosmic alchemy, even if the auspices of cataclysmic change seem (to many) a bit dark and gloomy. Let us not fear, but accept that what is going on is always for the greater purpose. These mega-transits are all indicators of the phenomenal socio-economic mudslide that must happen, and for those of you still not aware that there are some serious cracks in our patently defunct social structure, you are soon about to see some serious muck oozing through, up-close-and-personal, at a crack near you.

    Forgive me if I sound a tad melodramatic here, but being in the same boat as you, I feel it is my solemn duty and responsibility to be true, and at least a little (if not endlessly) entertained by the madcap antics going on around me. I find the pollyannic cries of those trying to convince me that "everything is fine out there" most amusing. The outright denial and ignorance that our current dysfunctional culture has lead us all to a state of soaring suicide rates, narcotic overdoses, depression, and the toxic fomentation of sad, mentally unstable folks who, ever more frequently, are launching into random shooting rampages. We can no longer blame "terrorism" or "foreigners" for what's happening. Soon, we can only blame ourselves.

    To those who doubt that the source of the problem is closer and closer to home, I say, turn on your 24/7 news cycle and tell me that your world has not gone spiralling down the proverbial rabbit hole...

    At a much more individual level, our deluded egos continue to fool us into thinking that the madness of this world is actually a normal state of affairs. The ongoing avalanche of media absurdity and madness, which fully intensified when Uranus first hit Neptune around Aug 2016, has been so consistent that by now it is of no surprise that the madness is at the point of hypernormalisation. When nothing - no matter how absurd - can shock us any more, or on the other extreme, we seem so sensitive to everything we hear we are literally allergic to the 21st century, then we have reached the point of soul-dissociation.

    Yes, many of us are almost bereft of any semblance of what 'sensibility' and 'balance' even means any more. Day after day we try to carry on with a smile, yet underneath - at our core belief level - we are living lives of quiet desperation.

    Despite all evidence that our world is slowly spinning out of all control and the maddening crowds are desperately 'losing their minds' in the folly of financial markets, housing bubbles, pseudo-politics, social justice debates, and social media, the degree of normalcy bias among the masses is at fever pitch now, and meanwhile, we as intelligent being try to convince ourselves (and one another) that somehow everything will be alright.

    But it isn't. And it won't be. Not the way it's going. Something is wrong here and for it to change, we must each dare to try something different. Go a new way.

    As the Aquarian Sun now shifts into Pisces - the last signpost before the crucial March Equinox - the distortion of solar light variegates and intensifies beyond normal recognition. To the objective eye, one might observe that in today's age, the opiate of the masses is no longer just religion, but literally opiates and antidepressants, sprinkled with a smattering of lies, propaganda, misinformation, and technological distractions. All this, carefully administered to you via your little black mirror by an invisible 'governing force', working to visuade™ the masses into a euphemistic version of a story, aimed to appeal to your nationalistic pride, border control hysteria, fear about scarcity of resources, all the while offering nonsensically anachronistic solutions to a fictional foreign 'invasion' or very real unemployment pandemic.

    Here, we get an ominous sense that if the slumbering populace were to suddenly wake up en masse and realise how they are being manipulated, oppressed, and corralled like cattle into a corporate consumerist slaughterhouse, then revolution would surely sweep the planet. Instead, even the most awakened and intelligent people are being gaslighted into madness by an overwhelming plague of cognitive dissonance.
    Yes, that's right - this hyperhypnosis and spiritual bypass adopted by the vast swath of the population actually sees evidence of our decline as a new state of 'normal'. Here, among this relentless illusion of scarcity, propagated into our culture as a 'Fear Of Missing Out' (FOMO) by means of unnecessary debt, systematic corruption of government, finance, and the media, has created a society of mentally stressed and depressed little zombies - a residual drone of living-dead beings. The mass of us is 'governed' by a hidden Plutocratic elite, driven to the point of certain breakdown (or extinction) since in our heart of hearts we suspect that things aren’t right, but to admit such a truth would shatter our delusions and require us to take any action.

    We're good like that. We'd rather wait for someone else to step up, and then, only join in ourselves when it looks like the numbers are so great, that we may be left out. In regards to mass, Pluto will soon be conjunct the Capricorn South Node (systematic oppression of all humankind). It is creepishly subtle and deadlishly invisible, impossibly hard to identify. To take on such a force at an individual level is to face certain crushing consequences, unless you are yourself a Plutocrat - but the 'benevolent', 'philanthropic' kind.

    Instead, it's easier just to ignore, go with the crowd, succumb to the pressures of reality by self-medicating with drugs, alcohol, spirituality cool-aids and become lost in the technological quagmire of social media, online shopping, gaming and Netflix. If you can't beat em, let those 'entertainments' silently club you to death...

    It's true - the sad and desperate masses would rather keep injecting themselves with comforting lies than be confronted with inconvenient truths. They go along with the lies because to do otherwise might require taking some responsibility, which only spells tremendous mental and emotional discomfort.

    This may sound a little brutal, but we are really at the end now. Say goodbye to the Pisces age - the 'Age of Suffering and illusion'. The Aquarius Age is about to pick up steam, and over the next seven years our planet will be transformed into a whole new technological landscape. Who know exactly how it will turn out, but the romanticism and mystic reverie of the past 2000 years must now give way to something more scientific and unilaterally progressive. Leading up to the 2019 equinox, we are poised to go out with a bang.

    As Mercury has entered Pisces, an approaching conjunction to Neptune (Feb 19) just before entering his retrograde shadow elevates the faculty of fantasy and imagination up to fever pitch. The current lack of clarity and self-delusion is a mere sample of what we can expect over the next few weeks. As Mercury turns retrograde (Mar 05) only to station on Neptune again in late March, April, we will see much more gaslighting and we will question even our own sanity.

    It then behooves us to stay ultra mindful of the svengalis, the charlatans, those bare-faced liars with the shiny gold tooth, the deluded fools and the bad actors who, in amongst the sacred mystics and the true solution-makers, are trying to pervert the truth by filtering the clarity of light.

    As individuals, we can refuse to play along with the dark ideology perpetuated by the Deep State and their cohorts in the media, world banking, academia and corporate board rooms. We must also choose to remove ourselves from the pathology of lies, delusions, and denial being subscribed to and regurgitated by the general, mind-deluded populace.

    The Virgo Supermoon is a brilliant chance to see this mess up closely. Time to have a look at where you have bought into the magic and witchcraft of others and how best to step up with a supernatural clean-up plan all of your very own.


    Blessings, and have an amazing Supermoon xx"
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    SUPERMOON at 00°42′ VIRGO: Tuesday, Feb 19 2019, 15:54 UTC
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    "This year’s largest Supermoon (Feb 19th) makes up for the fact that last year, in 2018, the month of February produced no full moon at all. Culminating only half a degree from Regulus – the brightest star in the constellation of Leo, this full moon promises to put on quite a glimmering spectacle itself – given that only last month we were treated to the beautiful, but very ominous Blood Moon.

    So much critical activity is happening in the planetary skies at this moment that nobody is going to question that we are on the verge of big, ominous changes. I’ve written about some of these in this month’s free newsletter, and discussed at length some of the key changes in our latest cosmic bus episode. I will try to keep this article relevant only to the themes of the Virgo Full Moon:

    Supermoons are closer to earth due to the Moon’s relative nearness to Earth. This second Supermoon in a series of 3 consecutive Full Moons counts as the most “super” due to its perigee – Luna’s closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit, appearing 15% brighter and this close proximity to our planet places inordinate pressure which traditional astrology claims to have an effect on swelling tidal patterns, unusual storm activity, earthquakes, volcanoes and other terrestrial anomalies. Whilst I usually focus only on the humanistic aspects of the lunation, one must be mindful that every manifestation in the physical world is also a mirroring or correlates to the metaphysical, emotional, or spiritual.



    At the more personal level, the Moon governs over our emotions, so we can expect a certain restlessness & anxiety in the exciting days leading up to this lunation. As usual, the culmination of any synodic lunar cycle (Moon opposite Sun) augurs the very end of something very significant in our lives. Whilst the Pisces Sun seeks to feel a sense of unity with the greater universe – a desire to let go of his ego and dissolve into the universal flow, the instinctive Virgo Moon sees this as something entirely impractical. The bipolar challenge here will be how to best lead a full life – one which contributes to the individual soul, and to society and world at large. Here, we strongly see the contrast between dreams and practical execution, and as such where and how we need to clean up our act to make the dream real. Main themes raised in the Virgo/Pisces polarity are between:

    efficiency vs effectiveness
    separation vs unification
    work vs leisure
    employment vs unemployment
    practical duty vs karmic debt
    functionality vs art
    health vs illness
    dedicated service vs devoted sacrifice
    hard evidence vs unwavering faith
    tangible vs alternative realities
    Aspects to this Virgo Moon from Mars/Uranus (trine), Venus/Saturn (Sesquisquare), and an ingressing Aries Point Chiron (quincunx) indicate significant focus on getting things done, bringing them to their intuitive end, as well as learning to stay disciplined in our personal relationships and tend to healing and repair. A Mercury/Neptune conjunction in Pisces would lift us into a whole new dimension of holistic perception of the highest possible universal truth, although it is questionable too whether we are merely just drowning in a sea of illusions. The propaganda, misinformation, lies and technological distractions in our world is rife and we must now employ all our powers of instinctive discernment to stay clear about what is working and what need fixing up in our lives.

    We do question whether living in such a highly efficient, mechanised, computerised and roboticised universe has taken the free-spirit and easiness out of our lives – especially if, as humans, we feel somehow supplanted into a systemic process – left to play a highly specialised role in a complex society, like a very small component of a very complex machine. This can feel spiritually confronting – soul-destroying. We are not merely disposable parts to a machine. Any one of us can feel bound to an economic routine that seems to exploit all our ‘specialist’ efforts, yet leave us somewhat fragmented and separate from our sense of ‘whole’-ness and instinctive idea of our ‘wholesomeness’.

    By observing the current conflicts and crisis surfacing in our lives, this Virgo Full Moon provides a splendid opportunity to examine whether we are creating a more balanced connection with others. It is a chance to appraise our capacity to operate with confidence, clarity, vitality, ability to stay centered, and live a life of meaning and purpose.

    Hence, the desire to connect to others on a spiritual level must also fulfil its functional, practical necessities. Where relationships exist merely on a neuro-robotic state, they could become exposed as emotionally dysfunctional or destructive to our spiritual or psychic freedom. Conversely, where the whole premise of the relationship is to serve some form of escapism (of any form), then ennui, apathy or spiritual bypassing expose the situation for what it really is – patently unfit to deal with its own reality.

    In the midst of this Neptune in Pisces age, there’s a lot of bypassing of responsibility going on – especially by those claiming to be ‘spiritual’. Those who take on an idealised or deluded state of ‘higher-vibration’ without providing any evidence of groundedness can be seen as simply avoiding ‘reality’. We are all possibly guilty of this in some respect, since it is instinctive for humans to avoid dealing with any truth that inconveniently messes with our sensitivities and fancies. Most of us do not want to work that hard, even though we probably should (unless pressed).

    Hence, the lunation is a perfect time to see where we are prone to gross imbalances. A preoccupation with efficiency becomes pedantry and unnecessary worry/anxiety. Not enough, gives rise to elements of inertia, indolence of mind and soulful inactivity.

    If we can get a firm grasp on the balance between our work and leisure activities, then this lunation will serve as a decisive marker in how successfully we’ve been able to master our general mental/physical health (Virgo) and psychological/emotional well-being (Pisces).

    One thing is certain, as indicated by the shifting transits of the heavier planets – you cannot just sit back and watch your world become consumed by the gulf of sadness and indifference. Find the clarity of purpose and strength to step up and diligently do your work, however challenging. The skillful application of your creative energies will help you with facing the demons of ineffectiveness head on; you can stop them from growing and taking over our world.

    If you are blessed with being able to experience emotions in a very deep and intense way, then see how this gives you a very different perspective of the world. Do not become so absorbed in your feelings that you lose complete touch with the practical realities of your life. Feelings of extreme intensity can be manifested in creative ventures and projects when we can either pour our emotions into our art or elevate whatever field we have chosen into an art form.

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    Aquarius New Moon (or, "How to Change the World with One Powerful Intention")
    https://mailchi.mp/66d86a9243a6/virg...n?e=7ebaa1ba6b
    "Greetings Fellow Travellers,

    I don't know about you, but for me, it's so hard not to be excited right now. These times are really edgy, no doubt, and with CHIRON shifting INTO Aries (Feb 18), then URANUS shifting OUT OF Aries into Taurus (Mar 06), these next few weeks will certainly feel like the end of a very interesting era for humanity's progress.

    We are now living in highly explicit, evocative times, where many of us are rapidly awakening to the reality that we have been under the spell of some self-induced stupor, and that through the haze lies a promise that we can change the world by merely shifting our thought patterns. By just changing the way we perceive things, things change before our very eyes.

    Empowering stuff, but really confronting too, since most of what we're seeing is the creepishly clever way everything has been crafted to take advantage of our most naive, good-natured, trusting souls, cajoling us from birth into submission, forcing us to relegate our own truth to the nonsense and superstitious tarradiddle being fed to us by the constructs of the exterior world.

    Of course, none of what I'm saying to you would sound like some 'hippy', alternative, spiritual bypassing diatribe. I have been banging this drum for years. By now, we are seeing every day just how consistently we are being let down by the old 3D system. The physical world is not enough, and just as all its material spoils and riches offer no promise of happiness, its threats of fear, suffering and scarcity are no longer enough to keep us in line. There is a growing suspicion that the things they taught us to believe from the crib, in their schools and universities, their churches and halls of parliament, their places of employment and theatres of entertainment and war are all just spectacular special effects, designed to create a false reality system.

    Out there lies a persistent drama - like a fancy puppet show being played out for us to become distracted, whilst the all-powerful, creative producers hiding behind the curtain, orchestrating all the noise and pulling all the strings, are having a grand old laugh at our seeming stupidity to swallow up all the puff and nonsense and keep paying our tickets of admission. The remarkable thing, of course, is how pliant we have become to playing along, fitting into the silly costumes and reading through the rudimentary scripts written for us by some scribes from a former century. Yet we keep buying into the show, not only because there are fewer and fewer big productions left in town, but because many of us believe that we don't have the imagination or freedom to express our creative energy in any other way.

    So the reality melodrama lingers live on our little black screens, and we continue to interact with it (under the guise of some instant, on-demand, personal freedom). Meanwhile, some of us are becoming wise to the whole 'soul-distraction' routine staged for us by the exterior world.

    We are learning a few things...

    One thing we have come to learn over the past 7-8 years, as CHIRON transited Pisces and URANUS in Aries, is that when we feel ignored, overwhelmed or victimised, we can help ourselves by slipping away and going the road alone. By learning to say "NO" to the on-screen drama playing out before us, we are progressively becoming experts at spearheading our way into our own, personal show. Whilst this is much easier for our kids (who have less investment into the world of fear), we too are blessed with the insight and means to pull the plug on playing victim/martyr roles in someone else's 'Punch & Judy' puppet show, and building the courage to just go it alone.

    Over the 7-8 years of tuning into the 'Selfie World' (♅♈) of social media, we have explored a whole new dimension of being. There we could at least post our best face and instantly share our personal thoughts among 'friends' in the worldwide online community. Of course, that too is wearing a little thin now, but at the end of its run we did at least learn how to say "NO thanks - I'm good in my own little world", with ample opportunities to practice instant detachment by switching off to things/people that are superfluous, fake and energy-consuming. So in practice, even the meekest/socially withdrawn of us has learned how to tune out of the main 3D 'reality' show, and shift into the alternative 4D-on-demand networks - at least long enough to get a second, third, fourth, etc, opinion that the 3D universe was itself built on shaky foundations and the edicts and rules of a few, very manipulative 'experts'. This awareness, in itself, is the very reason the 3D world is quaking before our very eyes. And those master puppeteers - the old presidents, priests, prefects and prime ministers (and their minions)- are losing their grip on the controlling strings of the old order of 'reality show'.

    The current progression of (at least) those two planets (CH/UR) into new signs augurs a shift of our entire value system almost immediately into the 4th dimension (present tense). This could (at least initially) bring phenomenal upset and discomfort to all of us, since nothing is so painful to the human condition as great and sudden changes to even a corrupt system. It's obvious though that where the exploitation was happening in a 3D sense, it has followed onto the 4D plane. These total 'controllers' are becoming more and more nervous about coming undone, and they might try to tighten the reigns over the next few months, as SATURN approaches PLUTO at the end of Capricorn.

    As CHIRON shifts into Aries, something starts to motivate us to be ever more assertive, ever more combative about how we defend our individual competency around others. We will see this shift immediately, since the uptake on Chiron is invigorated/accelerated by his sustained semi-sextile (30°) to URANUS, who in the next fortnight will get exceedingly feisty as MARS meets him at the final degree of Aries.

    Leading into this, we have a NEW MOON looming at 15°♒45' (AQUARIUS) this Monday, February 04, 2019, 21:04 UTC. After those powerful eclipses, where we looked closely at the shamefully self-centered conduct of our 'leaders' - the patriarchy, government, even our own flailing 'parenting' efforts, it is time to start looking at where all this is going with regard to constructing a viable picture of the future:

    It's time to look around. Watch, listen, observe…

    You, or someone significant in your life (an authority) may be currently formulating a vision about how the future might look. What needs to be done, what’s not being done, what could improve, and what is patently irredeemable in our realistic vision for tomorrow has to be looked at. Changes must be made to proceed and progress.

    Maybe the vision is for a better, brighter, more harmonious world, where everyone is living peacefully, working together co-operatively. Or maybe it’s a bleak outlook - a vision of everything that could go wrong… especially given the negative, dark state of affairs people seem 'trapped' in.

    Whatever the picture, the human spirit is invigorated by a divine quest to continuously reform and improve one's world somehow. Stars in the Aquarius constellation are blessing us with the impetus to remain hopeful that there is a reasonable solution to whatever problem, and to be assured that we are all working together to innovatively bring about change and reform.

    Whatever your vision for tomorrow – whether it’s a utopian dream or dystopian nightmare – this “picture the future” business is a distinctly Aquarian process. Being of fixed/air, Aquarius generates a rigidly-defined mental projection of how society might look for you. This ‘future vision’ is generally drawn using an abstract mathematical/scientific process, a projection of given statistics and trends, blended with a degree of innovative thinking and intuitive know-how.

    Whatever the forecast may be - and it is merely a forecast; whether we're fostering hope or utter despair about what's coming our way - the aquarian side of our mind is constantly calculating our chances for a better social existence in a possible future. It's the same impulse that has us checking the weather report, or rushing off to our favourite stock broker, astrologer or fortune teller.

    On the New Moon in Aquarius, both conscious (mind) and unconscious (body) combine together to re-calibrate what tomorrow may look like.

    At this moment, millions of individuals are looking around, wondering on what grounds they may share a future with one another. Do we share a hopeful vision of a happily co-existing humanity, where we plant endless orchards and gardens, blaze trails throughout the mountains and across the deserts, harness the power of the Sun and irrigate our deserts till there's free energy and lush, bountiful fruits for all? Where there are no more divisive walls or empires or kingdoms? Or is the process of making a "better world" just a euphemism - another name for the cold and cruel path history will take - just a dreadfully dynamic, tumultuously agonising struggle, a heartless and unfeeling process that knows no end for humanity?

    A Semisextile to Saturn calls for caution; to look over the situation carefully before getting too excited, learn from past mistakes, don't jump the gun, pace ourselves. The Semisextile to Neptune summons the use of our finest senses and sensitivities, attunes our hunches to highest ideals but factors in empathy towards those who may not necessarily connect with our vision. This forms a very sober-minded midpoint picture, one that errs more towards an existential sadness than one of overrun excitement. A universal pull to withdraw is blending into the intention, and for good reason. It is in our detachment and aloneness that we find strength and integrity of spirit.

    Even an applying sextile to Jupiter in Sadge lends more of a learned, 'academic wisdom' rather than his usual unbridled optimism - mostly because Jupiter himself has been recently 'gassed' by the squaring cloud of Neptune confusionism.

    It is time to seriously pull ourselves back to centre. Look around at the different future landscapes. Somewhere in the vista for tomorrow is your next step. Meditate deeply before taking it.

    Blessings, and wishing you an amazing New Moon xx
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    THE WEEK AHEAD: Mar 04-10
    https://angstoic.com/2019/03/the-week-ahead-mar-04-10/

    "In a week where URANUS leaves the spirited ‘Selfieland’ of Aries and finally hits the groundedness of Taurus♉, we can only anticipate certain things to suddenly switch for us particularly at the 4D (“present-tense’) level. Uranus rules the skies which are always filled with the promise of a better tomorrow through innovative change. One might imagine that through Taurus – the earthiest of signs, Uranus will traverse over a difficult terrain from which to exercise his usual revolutionary escapades and earth-shaking shenanigans.

    The next 8 years might therefore promise to charge the entire planet with a whole new electrical pulse – an alternating currency by which every ‘thing‘ (♉) becomes digitally impulsed into his 4D world-wide-web – just as every ‘face‘( ♈) had done so in the past 8 years through the perfected application of sweepingly innovative social media networks.

    We have entertained at some length many possible applications and permutations of how this groundbreaking planetary shift may roll out for us earthlings in our last two ‘Cosmic Bus’ webinars, as well as how these innovative changes would be ushered through and implemented into mainstream society by intermediary half-god CHIRON, now in Aries (please check those out).

    We especially look forward to further exploring how these wild new phenomena will play out for us over the coming weeks/months – seeing their significant involvement through the next two Full Moons (Mar 21, Apr 19).

    For now, let us look at the current transits – particularly the stationing to retrograde Mercury at 29° Pisces, the Pisces New Moon and how a trove of Neptune contacts is set to send our reality spinning through the rinse cycle and by month’s end quite gasping to come up for air….

    ☿ S℞

    Tue Mar 05 2019

    18:17

    Mercury

    29°♓39′℞

    Stations to Rx

    Mercury


    ☉ ∠ ♅

    Tue Mar 05 2019

    20:39

    Sun

    14°♓59′

    Semisquare

    Uranus

    29°♈59′

    ♆ ☌ Vs

    Wed Mar 06 2019

    01:09

    Neptune

    16°♓07′

    Conjunction

    Vesta

    16°♓07′

    ♅ in ♉

    Wed Mar 06 2019

    08:36

    Uranus

    00°♉00′

    Enters Taurus

    Uranus


    ☽ ☌ ☉

    Wed Mar 06 2019

    16:05

    Moon

    15°♓47′

    Conjunction

    Sun

    15°♓47′

    ☉ ☌ ♆

    Thu Mar 07 2019

    01:00

    Sun

    16°♓10′

    Conjunction

    Neptune

    16°♓10′

    ☿ ∠ ♂

    Thu Mar 07 2019

    18:19

    Mercury

    29°♓21′℞

    Semisquare

    Mars

    14°♉21′

    ☉ ☌ Vs

    Thu Mar 07 2019

    22:11

    Sun

    17°♓03′

    Conjunction

    Vesta

    17°♓03′

    ♀ ∠ ♃

    Fri Mar 08 2019

    03:16

    Venus

    07°♒38′

    Semisquare

    Jupiter

    22°♐38′

    ☉ ∗ ♄

    Sat Mar 09 2019

    07:11

    Sun

    18°♓25′

    Sextile

    Saturn

    18°♑25′

    ♂ ∠ Ch

    Sun Mar 10 2019

    09:50

    Mars

    16°♉07′

    Semisquare

    Chiron

    01°♈07′

    ♂ ∗ ♆

    Sun Mar 10 2019

    16:21

    Mars

    16°♉18′

    Sextile

    Neptune


    When observing the events of the past 2-3 weeks, we may see that our ‘reality’ – or rather, is it our “subjective interpretation of truth”(?), has seemed to take on weird, abstract dimensions – particularly since Mercury first passed through a conjunction to Neptune (Feb 19).

    Tricksters and hoaxters, conmen and charlatans, dreamers and weavers of divine magic are now in procession – not to deceive you but to present you with a quandaried presentation of the ULTIMATE TRUTH – and it is your own mind that must determine just how you might wish to hear it… (or not).

    Whether you want to believe them (or not) – and let’s face it – things being how they are, what, with people being ultra-hyper-sensitive these days – ‘belief’ and ‘moral truth’ really are a tenuous, strenuous, implausibly disingenuous matter for us to broach without reprisal or reproach…

    Naturally, we don’t wish to hurt one another with our ‘truthbombs’, nor do we want to break our own sacred codes of honesty and lie: not to ourselves and certainly not to others. Yet it isn’t hard to see just how attached some people are subscribed to certain fantasies and ideations of their higher mind.

    We notice that they hold an almost fanatical devotion to their faith, their squeamish inability to argue logically threatens to veer beyond the mundane waterways of politeness and euphemism, rather steering them into the troublesome oceans of confusion and self-delusion, where lurks the treacherous shipwreck of disappointment and heartache.

    I see this all the time in my work, and it is a genuinely difficult position to experience someone entangled in the mire of their own wishful thinking and certainly in denial of obvious facts. Sometimes it’s hard to warn even a loved one who is drowning in the pool of an impossible situation due to their sensitivity and dissonance from hearing the abrasive consequences of their lot.

    Often we may hear others calling out for help, but things seem mired by the sea of lies, pretensions and fanciful notions caught between us. It is extremely difficult to help someone going through Neptunian crisis, since the lines of communication are often warped by an inability to be clear and present in the same reality as ours. But then, who are we to judge what’s real? In a heavily Neptunified field (as is this March 2019) it seems everyone is swirling in the thick and dreamy soup of altered states, heightened visions and psychic sensations.

    Are we aspiring to believe in an “ultimate truth” – a universal objective -because it seems to be the “only clear way forward” or – in a more subjective sense – are we damned to be harangued and pestered by a world that simply doesn’t get “our truth”?


    With Neptune currently being bombarded by a myriad of transits, we may ask why people cannot see the unifying vision. And we may ask: why is it it that people just continue to lie?

    The entire history of humankind is strewn with crafty, seasoned liars, many accomplished criminals – like the politicians and corporate masterminds who spin convenient lies and weave masterfully wholesale deceptions in order to gain unjust rewards over others.



    Some lie to accrue or hold on to power, like the unscrupulously ambitious Richard Nixon and the whole Watergate scandal. Others lie to inflate their image, like Donald Trump’s continued false assertions, from the self-aggrandising tale of an inauguration crowd being ‘the largest in history” to the sordid dealings, failed diplomacy efforts and shamelessly selfish affairs being re-interpreted (via his Twitter) to suit his prefered narrative of ‘continued resounding success’ (he’s not the only liar of this kind).

    Others may lie to cover up bad behaviour, like the paedophile catholic archbishop who was recently convicted in Australia for historical abuses, still in denial. Some lie to promote themselves, as in the Jussie Smollett case – an artist who played out a fake scenario in hopes to earn greater social sympathy and clout, a ploy which he planned to use as a bargaining tool to garner himself a pay rise.


    Some lie just for the fun of it, to entertain themselves or others, whilst some just white-lie to be social or polite, for altruistic means, so as to not hurt other people’s feelings. And some… well they just lie pathologically because on any level they cannot seem to distinguish truth from fiction. Just as they unknowingly suffer from some sort of truth-impairment syndrome, they cannot imagine how much pain their lying brings to others around them.

    We all lie to some extent. Whether our intentions are malicious or simply naive – misrepresenting truths creates such a wave of confusion and chaos that even when exposed and proven in a court of law, the tendency of many would still tend towards remaining lost in the romance of their sweet delusion than come clean. It isn’t just a case of ego defensiveness. There are those who simply refuse to disbelieve false claims. So sold are they to the denial of reality that they seem hopelessly beyond help. They must be interred into institutions like asylums or prisons for their sinister beliefs or influences are too undermining to the mental and emotional being of the greater society.

    During times like these (*Neptune will be squared by Jupiter for most of 2019), where the legal/ethical/clinical process itself seems under threat of becoming swamped by an entire mudslide of ambiguity and doubt, it may seem nearly impossible to convince anyone that they’ve been duped. To certain eyes, they may sense a slippery descent into the pits of certain disillusionment or despair, especially once the magic serum wears off. (eg. see “climate change’).

    In Wednesday’s Pisces New Moon (Mar 6), the conjunction to Neptune makes the dive into one’s ideal universe rather a deep and immersively rich experience. If one can avoid the perils of becoming lost in fantasy or escapist reverie, this can become the beginning of a glorious year of letting go of the last bits of self-delusions and pretensions. However, the emotional sensitivity and vulnerability to the opinions and intentions of others, especially due to an impressionable, sympathetic psychic empathy, may leave us prone to all kinds of social and spiritual abrasions, gossipy scandals and misunderstandings.



    A triple conjunction, involving the asteroid Vesta (goddess of the hearth) means that in our intention, devotion to our dream becomes so sacred that we may take any criticism or judgement as a harsh, sacrilegious affront.

    Also, the midpoint from the Mars/Saturn earth-trine would generally promise to provide some grounding here, however, what is more likely in this über-touchy climate is that any pent up hostility or frustration could have a draining influence, weakening the spirit with unusually inexplicable and debilitating moods. The urge to do something ‘practical and real’ must be held in perspective. During this highly transitional time, it may seem that the exterior world will be reluctant to support and bolster even what might seem to us like the best way forward.

    Why?

    This ‘inability to get the buy-in from others’ particularly our patriarchs and leaders can feel tortuous and cruel. This is mostly due to the phenomenon that, as Saturn and Pluto (hard labour; cruelty) combine at the South Node. The old structure – the guard that once kept society together by secrecy and force is itself falling apart.

    This ‘reality’ itself becomes another point of contention and denial, and many – especially those who are heavily invested in the fairy-tale of patriarchal (old-father-types) rule – may find it impossible to drop their delusion that the gig is nearly up. They will fight to dismiss and denigrate any alternatives now postulated to their crumbling old-world order as a naive, gullible, stupid, green, socialist, utopian, etc. approach that can simply not work, given the ‘physics’/’maths’/’economic rationale’ or idealism of its nature.

    Both sides are most probably ‘right and wrong’ simultaneously, and this itself is significant too. The lesson here is that any dream that one may cherish cannot possibly work unless it is in total alignment – not only with the dreams of everyone, but with that of the cosmos itself. For ‘Our Dream” to become truly realised here on earth, it must be in holy alliance to “The Dream” that this beautiful blue planet always held for humankind, and all other species – one of cohesion, co-operation, compassion and synergy with the cosmic forces.



    Any other vision, blessed with any degree of selfishness or egotistical design comes off as a rather contrived, disrespectful, even belligerent attempt to satisfy one’s fantasies and tendencies to escape into a self-indulgent virtual reality. Whilst that may be nice to the escape artist, it sucks for all those trying to tune in and be inspired by what they have to share.

    This New Moon is about making an intention to dive deep within and make the dream real in one’s inner being first. Whilst it can feel messy, this is the main priority over the next 12 months – a difficult transitional year (of the next 3-4), where humanity must make some serious agreements about how it will align its own resonant frequency to the higher vibrational field currently resonating through this planet’s light, earth, winds and seas. Any discord will present to us as major storms.

    Blessings, and have an amazing week xx "
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    THE WEEK AHEAD: March 18-24
    "Greetings fellow travellers,
    We are approaching Equinox, and as we see, the global effects of the Saturn/Pluto conjunction at the Capricorn S.Node are starting to take real effect across the planet. Pervasive attitudes of self-righteousness, particularly of governments and corporations, where the actions of others are more often condemned than condoned, are pressuring many to keep to themselves rather than to act responsibly and demonstrate courage and leadership.

    Instead of stepping up to affect changes sorely needed in the world, people instead just shrink into their private dominions, secretly casting judgements upon others according to the sociopolitically-devised boxed-in systems of the 3D world.

    We said that this moment would come. That the world would one day diverge into two distinct levels of consciousness, where those stuck in the highly opinionated mindset of the conditional world would take such strong resistance to ever taking advice that might personally benefit them that it would create a toxic, malignant decay of society and nature.

    Those who still believe that their personal life is strictly their own business; who choose, brick by brick to build great walls around themselves and anything which relates directly to them are making it impossible for anyone to try to break in and warn of the dire consequences at hand. Some are already seen to only add more bricks to their walls, even at the slightest provocation or personal criticism. The world of absolute materialism has created a monster, a cold opportunist who positions himself wherever there is a profit to be made, and cares little about what he destroys and the lives he affects.

    The grievous events recently in Christchurch, New Zealand are a typical example of the dementia that is fomenting among humans. We see up close the rising extremism that is acted out and proliferated across the world on our ubiquitous media devices, where millions are fed a live stream of the darkest aspects of the repressed human mind, so sick with hatred and so filled with rage that he must broadcast his disease to infect the entire collective. This is bound to make massive ripples of limitation and control upon the free expression of every individual.

    Pluto's exact conjunction to the S.Node is now less than two weeks away. We shudder to think that the cold and calculating manner employed by those who are in power so that nobody can challenge their weakness is going to be used to their own advantage. They will exploit every resource, every instrument and loophole in the current laws, finding ways to screw over everything that challenges them in order to build their walls higher and isolate their business from all those who dare to question and criticise them.

    This is the reality.

    The crusade comes only when individuals can rise and teach those stuck behind their walls how to somehow give back the nourishment as easily as they forcibly extract it from us. It is not until the monsters of the 3D world experience some serious personal or family burdens of their own that they may ever come to know the emotional needs of others. We can only hope that through personal suffering of their own, their rigid attitudes may fall away, brick by brick.

    The Sun/Chiron conjunction at the Aries Point, meeting the Full Moon promises new healing light in helping hardened individuals to relate their emotions more honestly.

    It may take time, but until those in maniacal control learn how to see the error of their corrupt ways, things will continue to deteriorate. It is not until they can sense some contrition, apologise sincerely for their indiscretions and cease to exploit the kindness and generosity of others for their own selfish gain that all of this depression, fear and worry can finally fall away.

    Meanwhile, in the 4th dimensional field of consciousness - the world of present tense - the revolutionaries and leaders of this world are already able to tap in and channel light-energy into real solutions. They are stepping up to present real choices as alternative to the ultimate collapse of the boxed-in world of barriers and walls. This is the world where you are invited to dance along with the cosmic symphony of now. The world needs leaders who are able to assert themselves in ways which are profound, inventive and brave."

    https://angstoic.com/2019/03/the-wee...d-march-18-24/



    "One thing is certain: Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus. Notwithstanding the infinitesimal percentage of our population with blurred gender and sexuality identity issues during this great Neptune in Pisces Age, most of us identify with these basic archetypal differences, both socially and biologically. We may be equal, but by no means the same.

    Venus is primarily interested in developing relationships, complementary pairing, peace and harmony. Mars is primarily interested in asserting the individual ego onto its environment, impressing a definite claim on the things it assumes as an extension of the self, defending its competency, prowess and viability in the ‘race’, and in using whatever force necessary to maintain its separateness as an entity. These are the basic premises which ensure the survival and ongoing natural selection of our species.

    By this standard, it would be fair to simplify and say: Men are into things while women are into people. It would also seem fair to postulate that the great imbalance that is occuring in our highly populated world today is due to the fact that our preoccupation with things: possessions, money, status, differences and permutations of choices on materials which we ‘believe’ are running scarce is creating an unhealthy atmosphere of competition, strife and unnecessary squabbling amongst humanity and its ‘stuff’. Venus might very well look at Mars these days and question: “Why can’t we all just get along?”

    Indeed, it seems that our largely male-dominant survival-systems (government, corporations, religions, schools, parentings etc) have proliferated a culture of resource-scarcity and people-neglect. We are a planet so possessed with trying to get one over on the next fellow that we are now at a point of malignant discord.

    This is the fundamental struggle today, seen so obtusely with the Venus/Mars square of this week. Socially aware VENUS in Aquarius desires to see progress and reform around her. Something has to change about the way we’re relating: the way things are between us (as people) is simply not fair and equitable enough and though she has kept a somewhat detached attitude thus far, her passivity is soon about to reach its limits.

    Conservative MARS in Taurus will fight to keep things as they are. He gets defensive when his old, established views and methods of managing things are being challenged. He does not like change, ignoring what others want, deeming them idiots if they do not agree with what he values. He is quite prepared to bully and shut out anyone who threatens to cross him, especially if they hold views on matters which are different to his own, cherished ways.

    A serious fight is looming. The exact square between VE/MA falls only hours after the EQUINOX (Mar 21). Both Venus and Mars are key players (as rulers of the Libra Moon (Venus) and Aries Sun (Mars). Both hold critical allies in this struggle. Venus in in sextile to truth-seeking Jupiter, while Mars forms trines to hard-nosed Saturn/Pluto. Both will exhaust every ounce of powder they have to muster in their egotistical battle to uphold their way. Being both fixed, flexibility is not an option.

    Much may break in this monumental scuffle, and after all the tears and devastation, somehow, they will have to work it out. After all, they cannot live without each other.

    Another thing that is emerging with the Saturn/Pluto in near conjunction is that we do not understand what we do not know, and in our willfully trained ignorance we push things further into the shadows because many things seem too ugly or difficult to deal with. Our culture thrives on banishing things like sex, power, ambition, money (things – ♂) into the realms of the mighty, the mysterious and the taboo. We are afraid to deal with them because they are deemed too personal and complex to confront with any degree of real transparency. So we are told to bury them away, told not go there and not ask questions as it presents a threat or an affront. There, they remain repressed and unchecked, where they foment in ways that develop in sheer aberration of our nature, erupting into conspiracy, crime, violence and abuse. For the most part, we not only allow those in power to stay unaccountable, but in some sense we glorify the success of those who can prove their dominance, both over people and things.

    The instruments of oppression are well in place…

    Here are the main transits for this week:

    ☿ ∗ ♂

    Mon Mar 18 2019

    03:24

    Mercury

    21°♓17′℞

    Sextile

    Mars

    21°♉17′

    ♂ △ ♇

    Wed Mar 20 2019

    11:35

    Mars

    22°♉51′

    Trine

    Pluto

    22°♑51′

    ☿ ∗ ♄

    Wed Mar 20 2019

    14:27

    Mercury

    19°♓13′℞

    Sextile

    Saturn

    19°♑13′

    ☉ in ♈

    Wed Mar 20 2019

    21:59

    Sun

    00°♈00′

    VERNAL

    EQUINOX


    ☽ ☍ ☉

    Thu Mar 21 2019

    01:43

    Moon

    00°♎09′

    Opposition

    Sun

    00°♈09′

    ♀ □ ♂

    Thu Mar 21 2019

    08:08

    Venus

    23°♒25′

    Square

    Mars

    23°♉25′

    ♀ ∗ ♃

    Thu Mar 21 2019

    14:17

    Venus

    23°♒43′

    Sextile

    Jupiter

    23°♐43′

    ♂ ⊼ ♃

    Thu Mar 21 2019

    19:44

    Mars

    23°♉44′

    Quincunx

    Jupiter

    23°♐44′

    ♀ ⊼ ☊

    Fri Mar 22 2019

    01:31

    Venus

    24°♒17′

    Quincunx

    Node

    24°♋17′

    ☉ ☌ Ch

    Fri Mar 22 2019

    18:38

    Sun

    01°♈51′

    Conjunction

    Chiron

    01°♈51′

    ♂ ∗ ☊

    Fri Mar 22 2019

    19:54

    Mars

    24°♉24′

    Sextile

    Node

    24°♋24′

    ☿ ☌ ♆

    Sun Mar 24 2019

    17:28

    Mercury

    16°♓50′℞

    Conjunction

    Neptune

    16°♓50′

    ♃ ⊼ ☊

    Sun Mar 24 2019

    19:18

    Jupiter

    23°♐54′

    Quincunx

    Node

    23°♋54′

    The phenomenal Supermoon, which peaks precisely at the Equinox (Mar 21), brings all this to a head this week, and marks a distinct turning point in the history of contemporary culture. Full Moons usually have the inimitable effect of dragging all our hidden crap out into the fore, let it be visible under the fullest light. And with SATURN/PLUTO at the S.Node, boy, do we have some crap…

    …I mean all of us.

    All of us carry the energies of Venus and Mars in our lower ego. All of us wish to maintain our survival. All of us understand the importance of maintaining some affiliation to our people, as well as managing the supply and maintenance of things we need in order to sustain our unique identity and security. Yet in this compartmentalised world, where we are groomed and shaped to play definite biologically and sociologically stereotypical roles, we have assigned the duty of maintaining a healthy balance to those “authorities” in charge of the big systems (presidents, CEO’s, teachers, ministers, etc). Who are these ‘people’, and why do they hold such power? Under the cloak of secrecy, lies, distortions and cover-ups anything goes. What we are witnessing, more and more, is that the results of their esteemed positions are producing ever more extreme aberrations in our world, ever more frequently and ever more in need of some serious healing.

    The SUN’s conjunction to CHIRON at the Aries Point comes as a sign of a great deliverance to all the nonsense and confusion. This highly intuitive source of light augurs the capacity for all humans to effortlessly cut through all the fluff and nonsense being pitched to us, and rams some shameful truths straight down the gullet of even the most hideous monster. Even the usually guileful, tactful Libra MOON cannot easily field his frightful truth-storms. She will work hard to restore things into some amicable semblance of restitution again.


    [art: Kavan Cardoza]
    Like a double edge sword, if what we hurl at others is not done in love but in darkness, the pain will cut both ways, and in direct proportion to the amount of force exerted.

    This ARIES POINT lunation is the most critical here, for it’s not just us ‘daily joes’ whose slender necks may be on the block. 00°♈00′ is the MOST PROMINENT point in the entire horoscope, so it affects the big Goliaths and global Megaliths of our times. We must all face the music. Our planet is engulfed by a great shadow – that of our repressed desire to own, possess, control and manipulate the world around us to ensure our survival. We are obsessed by our things, and have neglected our connection to people. Our value system is severely unbalanced, and great questions now surmount about how we can find a solution to prevent our imminent destruction.

    As more and more light descends on this planet, our capacity to look into the dark, shady areas is also improving. Nothing is too sacred to be spared the scrutiny applied when we shine pure, white light… as we’ve been seeing. Those eminent human-diva types; those who consistently fail to lead with love but work with darkness, perversion and secrecy must surely know that the moment of judgement must be nigh.

    Let us start, not just with ourselves but with each other. Let us begin to question the motives and agendas of how we manage our own people and things. If we are not placing equal importance on managing these, then we will certainly see our crises become more and more intense, uncomfortable and frustratingly dysfunctional over this next 12 months. Too much/not enough Mars leads only to anti-social behaviour, defensiveness and war. Too much/not enough Venus leads to complacency, codependency and inert states of idealism.

    Balance and unified effort is needed. We have all the tools necessary to assist us in putting light on what is not working between us and healing the matter.

    Stuff to think about…

    Blessings, and have an amazing week xx
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