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A crescendo of violence leads to hopeful transition

On November 1st, Uranus and Pluto clashed in the sky for the fourth  of seven total phases that will continue into 2015 (see more about this cycle in the sidebar if this is new to you).  On November 3rd there was a full moon eclipse in Scorpio, the sign of intensity and passion.  This was an intense week, full of emotion and inner conflict.  For some, that inner conflict spilled out into acts of violence. During that week there was a noticeable increase in violent acts.  For example, in Chicago […]

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Saturn in Scorpio: Getting tough on sexual violence

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Saturn entered Scorpio about a year ago and will take another year and a half or so to travel through that sign.  Scorpio is traditionally ruled by Mars and its modern ruler is Pluto, and these are the two planets that govern sexuality.  Mars deals with the physical drives including the sexual drive and energy, and Pluto addresses matters of intimacy and the “petit mort” of sexual surrender. Pluto is also fearless when it comes to the dark side of the human experience, and we often find rape and abusive behaviors […]

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Autism therapy in the Aquarian age

There is no doubt that we  are heading into the Age of Aquarius.   Estimates for the new age range from  sometime between 2060 (Dane Rudhyar) and 2800 (Rob Hand), but a 2160 year cycle does not happen overnight.  There is a transition phase and I personally believe that we are in that phase. I have written a great deal about autism in these pages, and it is my feeling that the wide spread of children born in the autism spectrum is a signal that as humans we are mutating […]

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Saturn in Libra meets Pluto in Capricorn: The Marriage Amendment

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Here in North Carolina citizens are voting on a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.  I have been listening to some of the conservative talk radio shows in an attempt to find out the reasoning behind the necessity for this amendment. It seems to me that if people are so concerned about the sanctity of marriage the first thing to be outlawed should be divorce.  This is really less about marriage and more about the perceived “wrongness” of homosexuality.  But since we are in a Saturn in Libra phase where […]

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Happiest age said to be 33, but I’m not buying it

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A survey by the British social networking site “Friends United” concludes that more people were happy at the age of 33 than at any other time.  Evidently 7 out of 10 respondents “over the age of 40″  selected age 33 as the time when they were the happiest. I was unable to find anything that outlined the methodology of this study.  Were respondents given a list of every age between birth and death and 7 out of 10 selected 33 at random?  Or were they given a selection of ages […]

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Mercury retrograde March 13th: Two steps forward, one step back

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Get ready folks, Mercury is preparing to turn retrograde on March 13th and its motion has been slowing down for a week or so now as it prepares to make that U-turn.  You may be thinking: “I thought it already WAS retrograde????”  Communication and plans have been thrown awry since December when Mars turned retrograde, and Mars continues to appear to move backwards across the sky from our perspective on earth.  Read more about retrograde Mars here. Mercury is in Aries now, and if you know an Aries you will recognize […]

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Samhain – a day of remembrance

Samhain (an ancient Gaelic word pronounced Sow’-en) is the ancient Celtic holiday that has come down to us as Hallowe’en (derivation of “All Hallows Eve”).  Although it is associated today with witchcraft and doings of the devil, in pre-Christian times Samhain was simply the time when the veils between the worlds were at their thinnest.  It was a time of reverence for the process of death and the mysteries of life. The astrological Samhain actually occurs at the midpoint of Scorpio which is the “cross quarter” between the Autumnal Equinox […]

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The world has still not ended, but the renewal is at hand

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Despite lots of hysteria in some circles over Comet Elenin as a harbinger of doom, and more predictions by evangelical preacher Harold Camping that the world would erupt in flames on October 21st – we are still here.  Comet Elenin broke down into small pieces as it zipped by Earth, and with the disintegration of the comet the theory that Elenin was actually Niburu, the lost planet disintegrated as well.  And Mr. Camping’s prediction that the apocalypse would occur yesterday appears to have been incorrect – for the third time.  Now that […]

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Pluto in Capricorn: Passing through the gate of wisdom

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My friend Gary shared this article by Michael Meade and it’s so applicable to the current passage of Pluto through Capricorn.  Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, also known as the Greek Kronos, also known as “Father Time.”  Saturn and Capricorn remind us that our life is short and that we must be smart about how we spend the time that is allotted to us. In traditional cultures, the elders are expected to remember the essential things that everyone else keeps forgetting. After “growing up,” a person is supposed to grow […]

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Androgyny and the Aquarian Age

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I have always found it interesting that the worldly definition of “Uranian” according to Wikipedia is Uranian is a nineteenth century term that referred to a person of a third sex — originally, someone with “a female psyche in a male body” who is sexually attracted to men, and later extended to cover homosexual gender variant females, and a number of other sexual types. Delving a little deeper, I find that the origin of this association with the word Uranian with the “third sex” originated with a German scholar named […]

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