A dear friend of mine sent me a twitter thread this morning that we all need to absorb.
I've been exchanging messages with friends about what what's happening in our cities: NY, Philadelphia and LA especially. A lot of disturbing things are not making the news. Even Republicans aren't drawing attention to it. Here's a message from a friend about life in NY today:
— Mike (@Doranimated) August 13, 2020
There’s no denying it. A vicious virus seems to have infected the mass mind, and I’m not talking about Covid-19, though that phenomenon certainly feeds one strong current in the prevailing atmosphere of fear, hate, violence, greed.
In a world where prevailing structures, forms, protocols have been eliminated, then the creative moment arises: anything is possible, anything.
But: in a world where ethics has been eliminated, then anything goes, anything.
Yuck! Our situation now reminds me of the late ’60s,, and brings to mind the Kennedys and King assasinations, Kent State, civil rights riots, burning cities, mass protests against the Vietnam War, university administration occupations.. And yes, there’s no denying it. A number of indications in the U.S. chart itself can spur violence.
Not that U.S. life is fated to turn violent, but that the collective unconscious, unfortunately, usually tends to scour the lowest common denominator. Instead of love, fear (disguised as hate).
Love and Fear really are the only two choices.
Where is fear/hate likely to appear in the U.S. Chart, and why?
Here are some indicators:
1. Most important: the the U.S chart contains four planets in the home-loving, nourishing, protective, and yet, can devolve into clannish, fearful and defensive, sign of Cancer.
2. The U.S. Pluto in Capricorn is directly opposed to the U.S. Mercury in Cancer.
3. The midpoint of Gemini Mars and Gemini Uranus in the U.S. chart is on the Descendant, and so often projected, onto The Other as enemy.
4. Slightly more esoteric, Eris, “the discontented goddess,” when this nation was born, was at 6° Capricorn, directly across from the midpoint of the Venus/Jupiter/Sun conjunction in Cancer.
5. The U.S. Moon is in Aquarius.
6. The U.S. Lilith conjuncts Neptune in Virgo near the Midheaven.
Let me note also, before I begin to detail these indicators: There is no Taurus in the U.S. chart, so no steadying influence. Plus, except for the paradoxical, freedom-loving, individualistic Moon in Aquarius, none of the planets are in fixed signs. Which means, the history of the U.S. has always been one of continuous ignition and change, even transformation. So to ask for stability is a big order, and well nigh impossible. Instead, let us focus on WHAT KIND OF IGNITION and WHAT KIND OF CHANGE, are needed at this point in our inherently tumultuous history?
Which translates to: how do we steer the enormous emotional (Cancer) and mental (Gemini) energies once again surging to the surface within the U.S. population?
It’s as if the four-planets-in-Cancer stellium, which values safety and security above all, is being blasted wide open by the volatile, highly mental Mars/Uranus in Gemini energy.
Those two indicators are always at odds, and thus the source of what can be, and sometimes is, enormous creative frisson. The Mars/Uranus signature is that of innovation, exploration, invention, thus guaranteed to stir up changes in family and community life, via, especially, new technologies.
Even more significant at this juncture in our history, please note that, until the presidency of Donald Trump, who has vowed to end all wars, and in fact, is now securing peace treaties in the Mideast, this great nation has been in some kind of war fully 93% of the time since its founding.
I.e., the highly innovative Mars/Uranus energy, has been mainly utilized destructively, to invent more and more lethal weapons of war, which have then been “tested” in false flag created wars against other nations.
The False Flag beginnings of wars all point to the opposition between Pluto (deep, profound, can be secretly agenda-driven, and always oriented towards power) and communicative Mercury. More and more now, during these years of the Trump presidency, we are recognizing that mainstream media is NOT objective and fair, but instead, actually functions as the propaganda arm of what we now call the (Plutonian) Deep (Saturn) State: I.e., an organized (Saturn) projection (Mars/Uranus) of Power (Pluto).
During the ’60s, our protest energies were focused especially on massive resistance to the Vietnam War. Now, with a similarly rare and difficult conjunction present by transit, our energies have turned on each other. Having been divided by whoever are the puppeteers, into tinier and tinier categories, and taking our identities from the particular group we “belong to,” it’s easy to recognize “divide and conquer” as an extraordinarily meaningful phrase.
In the late ’60s, the configuration included Uranus/Pluto in Virgo opposite Saturn in Pisces.
The conjunction between Uranus and Pluto occurred again in this century, starting in about 2011 and heralded by the Occupy movement, it continued for six or seven years.
One might say that the recent Uranus/Pluto conjunction, in Capricorn, was the destructuring prelude to what is going on now. Already, massive, destabilizing stress has pervaded the atmosphere. But it took this year’s Saturn/Pluto/Jupiter conjunction in Capricorn, what I have called this collective “suppurating boil,” to bring the latent, heated violence into full-on manifestation.
And what is violence but the ignorant, unconscious, or deeply flawed use of enormous human energy?
Clearly, for this nation to survive, we are going to have to harness and channel the volcanic energy now arising from the Plutonian depths in constructive directions. And that’s going to take IMAGINATION, via the often politically incorrect American Dream (Neptune/Lilith near the midheaven of the chart). Let us dream big, bold, and beautiful, and then let us drive our dreams into manifestation, individually, and cooperatively.
Timing is key. For this time, but not in the ’60s, the very foundation of this nation is at stake. Powerful Pluto’s 248 year cycle of death and rebirth is closing in on its first return to its own natal place now, and for the next five years.
Five years from now, we likely will not recognize this nation. Either because we destroyed it completely, or because we invented ways to regenerate the founding constitutional basis of this great and pioneering land from sea to shining sea. This land, which unlike all others, has an extraordinarily generous, welcoming spirit. This Cancer nation welcomes all of humanity, no matter what race, creed or nationality, as family.
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free . . .”
And yet, as President Trump says, correctly, “without borders, you do not have a country.” I.e., immigration must be safe, legal, and appropriate. Terrorists, traffickers, others who seek to wreck this good land as they have wrecked others, are not welcome here.
Even so, we must recognize: due to our historical penchant for war and conflict (Mars/Uranus), countless nations have been laid waste by our corporatized war-making machine, creating desperate refugee flows that must be assimilated somewhere. But where?
It’s the contradiction between our welcoming idealistic nation, and our tendency to use our energies to create weapons systems for war against other nations that set up the blowback we are receiving now, hard, constant, and unrelenting.
Each of us must take responsibility for what this nation has wrought. Not with the attitude of shame and self-flagellation, but with the attitude of working constantly, and diligently, to create a regenerative America, one wherein Plutonian power is not used to dominate, but to access the divine life force which flows through us all, and to harness it, for the good, the true, and the beautiful. Nothing less will do. For this time, I repeat: unlike the ’60s, the very foundation of this nation is at stake.
Will we rise to the challenge? Each of us, in our own way?
I’ll tell you one thing. If Trump wins the next election, then we have a real opportunity for regeneration. If Biden wins, we’re done, finished.
One final note: have you ever noticed that when people move from one political party to another in 2020, it’s NEVER from Republican to Demoncrat, but ALWAYS in the other direction?
Pray we transform #walkaway into #runaway, before it’s too late.