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Staving Off Psychic Vampires

In our modern age vampires do exist. They may not drink blood or sleep in coffins, but after just a little while of being in their presence a significant drop in energy is definitely noticed. Symptoms and levels of psychic vampirism can range from mild to severe. Left unchecked, relationships to psychic vampires can lead to extreme illness and psychological distress. Being a vampire or a victim of one has nothing to do with ethnicity, class, or gender.  It can occasionally relate to ones religious practices if those are invasive.

Vampirism in action frequently goes unnoticed to untrained eyes. Rather than sinking their teeth into a neck, a psychic vampire will often aim for another’s solar plexus or sacral chakra (the energy vortex around the navel), where great quantities of emotional and psychic energy tend to be stored. Sometimes they will energetically attach their own mind-stream to another’ in order to dominate and influence it. It is possible for them to attach to virtually any chakra or hole in one’s aura (an area where one is weak or vulnerable). Furthermore, the person who is doing the draining may or may not even be aware of his or her habits.

One of the most common ways that people can energetically drain others is by preying on their sympathy and empathy. That person might have a specific type of pain, whether physical or emotional that they never stop talking about or they may tell you things about themselves that you wish you hadn’t heard, because they are seeking not only for your pity but your vital energy. The more frequent, urgent and disruptive their manner of dumping their issues onto you the more obvious it should become what’s going on. Recognize that you will not be able to truly help that person because their need for your energy is as vast as a bottomless pit, which is pitiful indeed.

Forms of psychic vampirism:

  • excessive talking (the chatterbox who just doesn’t seem to know when to quit)
  • staring and glaring
  • constant complaining/need for sympathy
  • constant button-pushing through debate (the person who says something contrary to everything you say or do just to get a rise out of you – gives them something to “hook” into)
  • verbal attacks
  • flattery, bragging, or claims such as “I have something you need”
  • sexual manipulation and “games” without the other person’s consent
  • excessive body odors when bathing is an option, colognes or perfumes (it takes a lot of energy to ignore the effects that excessive odors and overly strong fragrances can cause, particularly in those with allergies or when the person touches, hugs or rubs against you and leaves their scent on your skin or clothing)
  • gifts with “strings attached”
  • physical assault, robbery, and rape (these can be the methods used to take psychic energy from others)
  • drug and alcohol addictions and outbursts
  • refusal to grant others privacy (those who either eavesdrop or engage in gossip are in essence psychically draining others and themselves simultaneously – that does not include instances where one happens to overhear or see something they did not choose to hear/see although that can cause stress also)

How to Spot a Psychic Vampire

Heavy feelings around certain people often indicate that something “sucky” is going on, regardless of whether or not they are doing any of the things listed above. If that person appears often in your mind’s eye in a way that is disturbing they could be tapping your energy field. A sun sign alone won’t give any clues to whether a person is vampiric but certain aspects and patterns within their birth charts can sometimes show such tendencies. Potentially any sign and any element can be used to manipulate and extract energy from others. Highly Lunar, Neptunian and Plutonian types and astrological influences can generate vampirism or cause suffering through others’ vampiric habits.

How the elements suck and drain energy:

(remember, a Sun sign alone will not indicate these tendencies)

  • Unbalanced Earth types (corresponding to the signs Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) can inhibit vampirism through uninvited physical touch, abuse of authority, sitting too close, nit-picking, withholding money or sex.
  • Unbalanced Air types (corresponding to the signs Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) are the ones most likely to drain others through excessive talking of some kind, or asking too many questions such as through interrogation.
  • Unbalanced Fire types (corresponding to the signs Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) can exhaust people with their devil-may-care attitudes, “playing with fire” so to speak in their affairs, and with their explosive tempers.
  • Unbalanced Water types (corresponding to the signs Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) sap others energy through whining, criticism, seeking attention through the manifestation of illness and physical symptoms – which is not to say that someone is a psychic vampire just because they are ill.

One must be careful not to project their own issues onto another and assume they are a psychic vampire just because they occasionally feel tired after spending time with them. If repeated exposure to that person or group of people winds up in energy drain it would be fair to assume that it is an unhealthy connection.

Psychic Self Defense:

  • First and foremost, if you spot a psychic vampire, avoid giving them time of day if that is possible (that is trickier to do if they are a close relative that lives in your vicinity, so finding the most tactful way to avoid over-involvement and getting drawn into their drama is key)
  • Taking good care of oneself physically and emotionally is one of the most practical and effective ways to prevent energy drainage from others and in general.
  • The old time remedy of Garlic probably won’t help fend off psychic vampires unless they hate the smell, but the use of herbs like Sage and Mugwort may help when burnt or worn before and after encounters.
  • Tourmaline in a variety of colors helps to deflect negative energy and Opals help to amplify your own energy field, making it harder for other entities to tap. Amethyst is a protective crystal to hold or place in ones environment.
  • Salt baths can help to wash away the stresses of the day and to discourage entities from approaching you while in one of your most openly psychic times – during sleep.
  • Humor – psychic vampires absolutely loathe not being taken seriously! It diminishes their powers and abilities to drain.
  • A positive attitude along with a daily meditation practice can considerably strengthen ones energy field making psychic attacks and drainage less frequent and easier to recover from if and when it happens.

Psychic vampirism does not necessarily come directly from human or alive beings in the typical sense. It can come through deceased entities and via brainwashing commercialism on the internet or television set. Sometimes, you just have to know when to walk away, shake it off, or unplug!

Energy drains happen to the so-called best of us occasionally but if you find yourself troubled when this happens to you, refuse to be another person’s filling station, and don’t let a bite become infected. Forgive yourself for the experience, get clear on why it happened, and move on, for everyone’s own good.

Full Moon in Aquarius 8-10-14

The Full Moon at 18 degrees of Aquarius becomes exact at on August 10th. The building currents of energy leading up to this moon have been ferociously beautiful, unnerving, and enlightening in an “in-your-face” kind of way. Rebellion with a capitol R has been revving us up for profound transformation as a global community. We cannot continue to be mesmerized by minor problems, gossip and media without our own worlds shrinking.

Assisted by a thrill-seeking sextile from Uranus, this Moon’s archetypal energy may well be described by Oya, the African goddess of thunder and lightning. Her very presence and actions are said to be like that of the flight of birds, the rustling of leaves, the rolling of waves, the buzzing of bees, the sound of music, and the roar of lions – depending on the time of day and her mood. She is threshold guardian who ushers her followers into a new life, or the afterlife. With an ego-crushing force similar to Kali Ma’s, her rites of passage can be both brutal and kind, sweeping clear obstacles with her howling hurricanes, thunder and lightning.

oya by Francisco Santos

Oya by Francisco Santos

If we want something to happen and we enlist Oya’s aid, she’ll usually begin by serving us the exact opposite of that thing. She reminds us that something old must be destroyed before something new can be birthed. If we need to relocate, divorce, or buy a new car, she’ll get on the ball with making whatever is dysfunctional in our life no longer available for us to waste our precious time on. She helps us to properly redistribute the energy and level out the relationships in our lives, without the same kind of hemming and hawing as Aquarius’s buddy Libra.

Mars in Scorpio’s approaching square along with a fixed T-square from Saturn to this moon is bringing deep wounds and injustice to light. To Oya, injustice isn’t a matter of conversation but of direct action that many will be compelled to acknowledge and heed. We must carefully consider the ramifications of anything we think, say, or do however, because Aquarius’s sudden impulses can easily get us into trouble. Sensuality and sexual merging are also highlights of Mars in Scorpio, and in contact with the Full Moon. Martian outbursts of energy or neither good nor bad until they have seized control of individuals and nations. Being “possessed” by anger and extreme stress can shorten our telomeres, but conversely utilizing the raw power that Mars represents with a calm intention we can make significant and appropriate change in our lives and on our planet, deepening our love for ourselves, each other and nature.

Oya is also a wielder of fire. Have you ever wished someone who wronged you or others would burn in hell? Chances are they already did, are and will. The greater challenge in this situation is to override the false sense of satisfaction in knowing with a genuine wish for that person to finally be relieved of their suffering. In this way, humanitarian pursuits which are a strong tendency for the Aquarian do not condone the wrongdoings of criminals or people who make grave mistakes. Such pursuits mean that the person involved works to become a warrior for peace by taming the beast within, serving as an example and guide to others.

Some of us don’t figure out what we’re capable of and how we affect the world around us until it’s too late. This Full Moon, granted that we are still alive and breathing shows us that we stand at some critical choice points toward what can make or break our future selves.

The World’s Oldest War & the World’s Oldest Computer

The world’s oldest computer…was an astrological device. It was discovered by Greek sponge divers over a century ago and now resides in a museum in Athens.

antikythera_mechanismWhy this should be of any use or interest to us now is clear when we realize that we are currently in the midst of horrific battles and genocide not only dealing with the Middle East but between the abuse of and proper dissemination of knowledge worldwide. But then again, this has been going on since the dawn of recorded time. What computers and warfare have to do with one another is almost so obvious by now that I hesitated to explain.

Before modern day digital clocks, calculators, telescopes, transportation, or the plethora of double-dealing data-distributing and data-mining mechanisms that have been developed over the past century, there existed a particular tool that most people are unfamiliar with because so much is edited out, jumbled up and watered down from the combination of our religious and scientific texts, as well as news broadcasts. No wonder we’ve had more questions than answers about our place in the scheme of things, limited to the bias and filtering of those who taught us as a society what to believe and who to obey. We can try to blame this on Mercury who’s always got a trick up his sleeve, but it won’t solve our puzzles.

The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient analog computer that was found on a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera in 1900, and estimated to have been dated between 150 to 100 BC. With its lower back dial of 223 divisions and a dial displaying the 54 year Triple Saros (aka Exeligmos Cycle), this piece of equipment was obviously designed to predict eclipses and demonstrates astronomical positioning, possibly aligned with Babylonian astrology. Housed in a wooden box and comprised of bronze gears, the antikythera is not only guessed to be world’s oldest known computer but the oldest identified scientific device to date.

In 1900 when this device was first retrieved, Jupiter was in truth seeking Sagittarius. Jupiter there is noted for wild inventions and especially discoveries, sometimes connected with electronics (“first time” inventions are more Uranus’s domain). In 1888 Jupiter was in Sagittarius and Nikola Tesla designed the first modern practical system of generating and transmitting alternating currents for electric power. When the antikythera device was found and first studied Neptune and Pluto were both in Gemini. Great minds like Einstein’s were busy at work and explaining away their finds. The gathering and extensive categorization of knowledge and discovery was at a peak but many wars were yet again broiling underneath the surface of a civilization on the brink of both revolutionary technologies and complete devastation, set up as a distraction against true liberation.

The Second Boer war, the war between America and the Philipines, the war of the Golden Stool between the UK and Ashanti Empire took place the same year the astronomical device was found. All these and Earl Balfour’s plot for ethnic cleaning preceded the Halocaust and World War II. During the Halocaust and war, books were burned in town squares by the orders of Hitler, just as holy cities and libraries were desicrated over the milennia by Crusaders. Now over a century later, we’re dealing with the same phenomenon, convinced that we are somehow more advanced than our ancestors were in interpreting the weather, stars, and each other. We’ve received threats to every aspect of our privacy and personal freedom through the use of social media, including television, cell phones and the use of credit cards.

Situations like these go to show that modern advancement is a double-edged duality-generating sword and always has been. The world’s first war may have occurred the moment we perceived ourselves or were perceived as separate from our Source. I’ll leave the hypotheses up to the experts for now.

Astrology Predates Other Methods of “Telling Time”

Astrological devices have been found all over the world in the form of stone megaliths that are now considered to be sacred sites, such as the spectacular circle of Stonehenge where people gather every Summer Solstice to watch a sunrise perfectly aligned over the stones. How can we just casually brush off the antikythera device as simply a strange tool that our ancestors may have been brilliant enough to devise, when there are very few if any ancient objects we have found in comparison, save a few bronze disks with astrological glyphs engraved upon them?

Part of the planet’s evolutionary process of awakening to greater realities right now that pierce through the barriers between race, gender, and religion relate to the shift into the Age of Aquarius, the shifting of the earth’s poles, and the paradigm shift that we are believed to have made in 2012. We can speculate that Mayans and Egyptians were just super intelligent people or had wild visions due to ingesting psychotropic substances, which gave rise to their numerous pyramidal creations and amazingly accurate mathematical systems, not to mention their awareness of the positioning of stars and planets that were not even visible from Earth, and still aren’t without telescopes. But chalking it up to smarts or drugs is taking the easy way out.

Through it all, astrology in general is becoming more recognized and respected as a legitimate psychology-enhancing tool, with a slightly scientific bent. Finally, it has become widely embraced as not just some bohemian pastime, but as the cosmic compass it was meant to be for humanity and other sentient beings, even by those we wouldn’t normally associate with this field of interest. President Reagan was said to rely on astrology to aid in political decision making (probably our current politicians too), and Hitler made use of it for nefarious ends. MP David Tredinnick acknowledges astrology as a tool for gleaning health insights. I would venture to say that astrology, rather than merely an entertaining or predictive tool could serve as a solution for us to live more peacefully, with tolerance for our differences, and to make wiser choices in time for specific activities and non-activities.

The Bending of Time

Following the British Calendar Act of 1751, Britain adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1752 – the same calendar that was passed on to us. On the evening of September 2nd that year, Britain and its American colonies went to sleep and awoke the next morning, which in some roundabout way had become the 14th. If time can be manipulated in that way, what is it that actually makes us feel bound to its rules?

Why has everything become so predictable, our genocides and mass destruction included? Have we forgotten to look at nature’s patterns, the stars’ patterns, and life’s patterns with curiosity, appreciation, and fresh eyes?

The Mayan year on the 26th started us off with a highly charged New Moon in Leo and with it many Jupiterian surprise. Jupiter deals with expansion, the seeking of truth, higher learning, grand opportunities and stretches in philosophy. Jupiter in Leo will be seen and heard loudly in its approaching trine to Uranus in Aries, along with Saturn entering Sagittarius later this year into next which will probably bring us more awkward moments and terrific questions relative to our relationship with the stars and the Universe that just won’t leave us alone. This could be akin to a massive identity crisis for humanity as a whole. The Antikythera device is not anything new, but it might serve as a symbol of similar discoveries and quests yet to be made in the months ahead.

Mars in Scorpio 2014

Mars finally left Libra after a long seven month transit from December 7th of 2013 to July 7th of 2014. The turbulence of its Retrogradation from March 1st to May 19th of this year put many plans on hold and stirred the pot in both marital type and business relationships.

As of July 25th until September 13th Mars will be in Scorpio, a sign of its own domain, with the pursuit of hidden matters and radical transfiguration being highlighted. No matter where or toward what it is directed, its effects will have profound impact from the inside out.

Mars in Scorpio is both about “keeping it real” and keeping it raw. Nothing said or done half-cocked here. Whether focused on love, war, art, music, healing, or any scientfic endeavor, Mars in Scorpio moves head on, full force, and gets exactly to the point, in the most visceral possible ways. It can be so slick in its attack that most won’t even see it coming, but when it does make itself fully known its presence is impossible to ignore.

The first week of August, squaring up with Jupiter in Leo, Mars will either kick your ass hard or french kiss you when you’re least expecting it, or maybe throw a flame in your direction to see if you jump, just to see if you’re really alive. Do you feel something strong, and if so what is that? What moves you, drives you, ignites you? What is your passion? Anything less will not be of interest while Mars makes his way through the eighth sector of the zodiac.

Although Mars is associated with the god of war and Scorpio with the stormy seas, there is no need to fear that Leviathan will come to destroy what you hold dear, unless of you had it coming anyway. This combination can be the signature of one highly skilled in their endeavors, because they have both sharp intuition and incredible focus that they are able to channel toward it. Because of this, they make powerful healers, often able to both detect the cause of an imbalance and to address it very precisely. While in this sign, Mars lends all of us some of these abilities. Some of the most enduring works of art have been and can be produced with Mars in Scorpio.

The Sumerian queen of the underworld, Ereshikigal required her sister Inanna to leave behind a garment at each of the seven gates in her attempt to rescue (bring to life) her captive (already dead) lover. What came to her after the seventh gate was death by hanging, which is one of the most disturbing pre-Jesus “fairy tales” to haunt humanity. Mars in Scorpio can symbolically resemble this sequence in some aspect of our lives, in addition to Inanna’s resurrection by the aid of her servants.

Whatever our various walks in life may be, we should use this transit to more actively pursue our goals, to seek deeper clarification, and to make efforts to make right whatever has been going terribly wrong as far as we’re concerned. This does not mean to become meddlesome and poke into matters that we have no business poking into. It does however indicate that our chances of making signficant and palpable change is higher now than at other times.

A few of the people I have long admired with Mars in Scorpio are Edward Bach, Bruce Lee, Deepak Chopra and Jimi Hendrix. As we have seen, they are all people who have made great impact in their work and livelihoods that have stood the tests of time.

With Mars in Scorpio pick your passion instead of your poison, and move steadily onward. Even when out of ordinary view, there is a solution to every problem. The more of us who think and act this way, the less devastation there will be on our planet.

 

New Moon in Leo

The New Moon at 3 degrees of Leo on July 26th brings in a long awaited time of renewal, creativity and joy for many. Jupiter, just one degree behind and amping up the Moon’s already potent energy recently entered Leo for a year’s time to help us ligthen up or find productive outlets for our passions. This New Moon coincides with both the Egyptian and Mayan New Year, when the Dog Star Sirius rises just before dawn. In possible alignment with this, it seems that during the Summer months of June and July there is a heightening of many strange extraterrestrial, metaphysical and political occurrences that I would dare say sometimes beat even Halloween’s thinning of the veils.

Although there may be feelings of sorrow, regret, or nostalgia as we transition from the deeply sensitive influences of Cancer leading up to this New Moon, there are rising currents of energy that are coming not only from the heart chakra of the Earth, but that of our Sun and our souls. The Jupiterian energy is beginning to fuel us with the courage, inspiration, and desire to move past our comfort zones and into our joy. After we have fully checked our motivations and made a list of what we would like to manifest, we would do well to

Act as if it were impossible to fail” (Dorothea Brande)

This New Moon being square to Mars may not carry the kind of levity that some may typically associate with brightly shining Leo, because the world is in upheaval and some of us can’t dream of celebrating at a time like this. It does however hold the potential to stimulate our intuition, higher aspirations, ambitions and affections, some with great fire and ferocity. Chances for great affluence and influence are also higher due to the increase of vitality, charisma, and ability to appeal to peoples emotions. This particular moon may also favor the winning of new friendship and allies, which we must choose well, letting our hearts guide us. Mars will have entered Scorpio just the evening before this New Moon so deep perception and healing are simultaneously strengthened now until September 13th.

The New Moon is especially close to the fixed star Al Tarf, in the southern hind foot of Cancer. This star name’s translation is Glance of the Lion’s Eye, denoting both the swiftness and perceptiveness of the Cat or the Crab’s ability to powerfully respond to any form of threat or intrusions into its psychic space or that of its loved ones. With this influence we may find that we have a tenacity and steadfastness that we did not recognize we or others had. With wrong motives or finding ourselves in the wrong place at the wrong time, we don’t stand much of a chance to survive.  The trespassing of boundaries does not bode well now for anyone.

Now and as the months unfold we will continue to be amazed at the talents and intelligence of very small children and young people voicing themselves and sharing their gifts in the realms of the arts, science, ecology, and politics. Whether we view them as Indigo Children, Rainbow Children, prodigies or the products of a New Earth where we must evolve quicker than ever before or die – we are blessed to be in their presence and must seek to preserve and hold a sacred space for them to carry on once we have passed. We must lead by example rather than by dictatorship, developing fairness and flexibility in our dealings – not an easy task in the sign of Leo.

With this New Moon, may we come to more fully appreciate and express the creative genius that stirs within our souls, and to rekindle both our innocence and our capacity for deep play even in a world that tells us we should always be on guard.

The Shifting of Saturn and Medical Experimentation

Things in general are not nearly as direct as they were when neanderthals roamed the Earth. Most of us have been subjected to stories and  traditions passed down to us from parents, school teachers, religious leaders, well meaning but misinformed family and friends about our history, our origins, our money system, our educational system, and worst of all – we were taught “what’s best for us”.  Furthermore, some of us have been subjected to tests and experiments performed on our bodies,  minds, and spirits, both with and especially without our own consent.

Although very quiet as a child, often regarded as timid and fragile, I was always a “problem child”, in no uncertain terms, no matter how endeared to certain people I may have been. I had tremendous difficulties and distrust of school, hospitals, institutions, and church pastors, which made it seem as though I was somehow retarded. I was frequently treated that way. Now I could quote Shakespeare to any of those who opposed me in youth “I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are totally unarmed!”

Saturn in Scorpio’s mutual reception with Pluto in Capricorn is bringing much of our culture’s lies and medical experiments to light. Ignorance is not much of an option anymore unless you have a death wish. My hunch is that the bits of information leaking now are only an inklings of what will be revealed to the masses with Saturn in Sagittarius and when Jupiter enters Virgo in 2015. The next years following should be very interesting in terms of both medical breakdowns and breakthroughs.

Saturn is seen to rule periods of time and its passing, not to mention what torturous experiences or experiments fill in its gaps.image007

Every age in history has had its special type of epidemic. Our modern day epidemic is that of cancer, the mysterious disease taking on myriad forms as it takes several great lives away from us. To solve many mundane problems what we basically need to do is put two and two together. Figure out the cause and therefore the solution. It is no coincidence that cancer has become so widespread in an age when we are subjected to far more carcinogenic factors than in ages prior, such as mass quantities of EMF, ELF waves, flouride in our water and toothpaste, chlorine, toxic fumes, GMOs, and let’s not forget pharmaceutical drugs – often proven to cause the very problems they’ve promised to relieve, in addition to introducing issues that far more damaging than the original ailment. Anyone with a T.V. in America at least has seen commercials with some dude’s voice swiftly reciting words such as:  “Side effects may include vomitting, diarrhea, descrease in testicle size, breast lumps, heart failure, paralysis or suicidal tendencies.” Oh, that’s all!

The worst news of all about cancer is that its supposed cure is as deadly if not more so than the disease itself. 

The good news is that because we are so much more than these bodies, we have the ability to heal ourselves. This is not to belittle those who struggle or to call it easy by any means. Some of you might be as inspired as I was/am by Anita Moorjani’s incredible death and rebirth by cancer experience, and that she came back to tell us how Divine we truly are!

As has been the case for centuries, women have been targeted as subjects for experimentation and abuse far more than have men not only through religion and pop media but through the medical industries. Unfortunately, with Pluto in patriarchal Capricorn this might not change to measures of real justice until Pluto enters Aquarius in 2024. Yes women have received more recognition over the past few decades (thanks to the revolution of the 60s) but many women are still trained to follow rules, take a back seat, and just about constantly made to feel that there is something wrong with them.  The fact that viagra has been made easily accessible to men while the obtaining of birth control (which is not even healthy but it gives women an option that they ought to have) has become a complete ordeal is a dead-on clue about how we still have a ways to go in evolving. Men shouldn’t get too excited either, because viagra is far from safe or predictable in its effects. Women are not taught to ask why about procedures they undergo in hospitals, but are humiliated and eventually “tamed” to obey orders. This is often destructive not only to the fertility and equilibrium of their bodies but of their psyches.

Children don’t even have a choice, as they’re pumped full of vaccines that make them even more vulnerable to disease.

As men and women we should never forget what happened to many of our ancestors, until the day comes when the Inquisitions once known as the Burning Times have fully ceased. From the medical experiments of Nazi physicians in concentration camps such as Josef Mengele, to the hidden agenda of certain modern-day devils in white coats,  history should never be sugar-coated unless spoken to someone under the age of five, and it is not only sugar-coated but twisted until we hunt for knowledge in college, libraries or the internet. The reason we have seen so many bombs in Palestine and other sacred sites of the world is so that our origins and ancestral ruins cannot be found and deciphered.

Saturn began the transit through Scorpio on October 5, 2012, and by the Winter Solstice of December Saturn will enter Sagittarius but then Retrograde back into Scorpio in the year 2015, forward into Sagittarius, and back into Scorpio and Sagittarius again, finally finishing its round from June 14, 2015 to September 17, 2015. Saturn is known as the formidable father, the nay-sayer, the keeper and the eater of time. Scorpio is the surgeon, soul seeker, and the keeper of secrets. Both planet and sign are known to be ruthless in their undertakings. Sagittarius is the grand adventurer, the pioneer, the bioneer, and potentially the healer. Let’s keep a watch on growing medical trends that occur during Saturn’s shift over the next several months.

While the prestigously adorned pot calls the kettle black let’s also not be afraid to call a spade. John Knox took that saying from Erasmus, and added “I have learned to call wickedness by its own name”. It’s not about getting angry but becoming informed, because as things escalate we cannot afford to pretend that “Everything’s gonna be alright” with our rose colored glasses on anymore. Get good water filters, grow or buy organic, and read food labels before you buy. Rather than merely seeking to feel good or better (as Law of Attraction fans often preach), make peace of mind and the acquisition of knowledge a priority. Good feelings are fleeting, and are great to enjoy while they last – but not at the cost of our children and our enlightenment. Fully research a pill or a procedure before you adhere to it. It might save your life, or many lives. Also, as Buddha was known to say: “Don’t take my word for it”. Like Jesus said, “Seek and you shall find”.

Full Moon in Capricorn

200711H20Hello again, grand cardinal cross! With the Full Moon in Capricorn at 20 degrees in a loose conjunction Pluto we are met with the likeness of Hades himself, bringing us face to face with the deepest dichotomy of gain and loss. This is on July 12th, on Saturn’s own day(Saturday). The Moon with Pluto is like the mother who mourns the loss of a child or husband to war. The woman in black seems menacing to some, yet she only holds up a mirror to reflect the suffering that others inflict upon themselves. The master of the Underworld in mutual reception with Capricorn’s ruling planet Saturn in Scorpio means that death and what we can learn from it are highlights for us, whether this is physical or metaphorical death. Jupiter at the tail end of Cancer is closely involved, amplifying the effects. This is a moon that focuses on shadow integration, bringing light to the dark, bringing the darkness to light.

All that being said, money is a topic up for debate year-round, but times like these it will be extra hot. Some will wonder how to earn it, while others how to spend it. Yet others will fight over it, ultimately to no avail. It’s not money we really need but we want what money can buy us. Money is generally viewed as that which can extend our time or quality of life on earth.

This Full Moon is also fairly close to the USA’s placement of Pluto, so of course we can expect that many of the isms that typify the ruling class systems will somehow either explode or implode, socially, legally, morally, commercially, and certainly over the world wide web. This will reveal more of not only what big corporations are up to, but how we with our own intentions and actions are more powerful than we dare or care to imagine, against all odds and despite what we’ve been told about our victimhood. A good friend of mine reported seeing a bumper sticker recently which could possibly sum up rather well what some people are finally figuring out:

Robinhood was right”

Not to sound pessimistic, but to be realistic in true Saturnian form, given the circumstances of our current economic situations, all of us and even the geniuses among us need to continue to improve our skills, become more practical, more aware, and hopefully enlightened.  In July many US citizens celebrate living in a free country which we are grateful for and pay homage to. We are simultaneously bombarded with violent news reports emphasizing terrorism from other nations, but few recognize the staggering number of brutalities by the hands of some of our own policemen, often in blatant racist attacks against “people of color”. Too many are subjected to what is its very own form of terrorism through hypnotic suggestion. The bottom line is that racism hurts everybody, just as the abuse of planet earth hurts all beings who live upon it.

Venus_and_MarsMars and the major asteroid goddesses Ceres and Vesta are all 23 degrees of Libra, closely trailing behind the North Node at 24 degrees, forming a trine to Venus and Mercury in Gemini. Gender equality and integration are just as important here as acceptance of different ethnicities, different religions, different tribes and different outlooks on life. There is a very interesting cosmic conversation right now between the god of war and the goddess of love, each having valuable information to lend to the other about world affairs. The Full Moon square Mars and the nodal axis also reminds us that we’re all on borrowed time here, so we can just keep talking or act on our convictions.  We need all of the above to make informed decisions, in addition to taking some time to be still and digest our experiences. We need to be still, to talk, to listen, and then we need to act. Just doing one of those things to the exclusion of the others means premature death.

stauroliteUranus is slowing down to turn Retrograde on the 21st, while Saturn is slowing down to turn Direct. As things shift dramatically and we seek to find our footing, many earthy things that we treasure for their beauty can actually be put to great use to assist us. Herbs, rocks, crystals, and runes all relate to Capricorn’s sense of solidity. With a bit of creativity we can combine our serious and spiritual natures so that we live with greater harmony and ease. And…just because Capricorn tends to be down-to-earth doesn’t mean he or she doesn’t have his or her ‘woo-woo’ moments! :) When Cappie does decide to crack open a can of woo-woo you can bet they do it better than any other sign.

Jupiter in Leo 2014

One of the greatest astrological highlights of July 2014 is Jupiter’s entrance into Leo. This occurs on the 16th, around the first quarter moon of the month. It will be transiting this fire sign for just over a year’s time, until August 11, 2015. Jupiter has been in Cancer since June 15th 2013, helping to expand our sense of charity, cosmic consciousness, and connection to cultural roots. The downside could have been being consumed by seemingly uncontrollable emotions. This watery maternal sign heightened our senses and brought us closer together with family or helped to gather provisions and various forms of security for the future.

Jupiter transits are some of the most desirable and adored, for this planet is known to bring blessings, optimism, opportunities and a change of luck for the better. In Leo, Jupiter’s focus is turned outward in the most passionate of ways. It’s time to express the best of our creativity, manifest our joy, and to shine brightly! Leo is ruled by the Sun whose light enables life to thrive on our planet. Jupiter here brings out the solar qualities within us, and nudges us to stretch our limbs and connect with myriad forms of life, living and loving to the fullest.

Some people may need to watch their already inflated egos, which can become exacerbated in the pride-generating sign of Leo. This cool cat can quickly turn aristocrat – at least in its own mind. Those are exactly the kinds of minds that can turn on a dime. For the next  twelve months be especially careful who and what you put your faith in. Trust more in your own self and what resonates as truth within your being.

Leo has rulership over the heart and spine. During the largest planet’s transit through one of the more fiery of signs, we’ll need to grow a stronger spine in some situation or occasion, and we’ll be challenged to act with courage, love, and compassion. The bigger the matters at hand, the best bet is to follow your heart, as both physically and metaphorically there are more neurons going from the heart to the brain, rather than vice versa.  Heart Math Institute has done extensive research in this area.

Leo rules the substance we call gold which can lead many to greed in this world. This is not a money sign per se, but it does bring out the desire to acquire and spend what we call money in our society. While chances are higher now than at other times for hitting the jackpot, gambling is not something I personally encourage people to do, unless they truly know what they are doing (and in that case, good luck!). There is another kind of gold that Leo favors, which is spiritual gold gained only through spiritual aspirations and genuine efforts to improve.

People with their Sun, Rising, and/or other planets in Leo will most likely be quite glad for this transit, and August of 2014 is ripe with opportunities for complete transformation.  Jupiter in Leo encourages parties and celebrations of all kinds, and may also bring a boost of vitality to those who were previously feeling lethargic and weak. Sometimes Jupiter in this sign brings great fame and fortune, but people should not necessarily set their goals on these things, especially if there is no benevolent purpose behind them. We only get dosed with this transit every twelve years, so it is suggested to use this time to pursue your dreams, and dare take a few risks in order to experience great things, rewards and relationships!

New Moon in Cancer

The New Moon is 5 degrees of Cancer in a dreamy trine with Neptune on June 27th. Matters of the home and heart are central themes to this moon as moods, memories, and a fluctuation between maternal wounds and instincts seem to pull people somehow into an emotional whirlpool, looking for a safe place to just let go and rest. It’s the time to hang out with family, or stay up late in the kitchen baking or cuddled up on the sofa with a book and hot cocoa, maybe listening to old classics like “Make the World Go Away”. Perhaps the best use of this period of time would be meditation.

mermaidjenThe asteroids Ceres and Vesta are paired up in Libra, followed by the North Node. The combined interests of the tending of sacred flames and deep nurturing are important to honor, and this likely includes both others as well as taking that extra time out for pampering ourselves if possible. Venus and Juno are together in Gemini, favoring intimate yet light-hearted rather than heavy relational experiences.

The New Moon is conjunct the fixed star Tejat, emphasizing the power and manifestation of intelligence and our reasoning abilities. That’s exactly what we need to even out the overwhelming emotions that are surfacing for many.

The Grand Cardinal Cross that began earlier this year hasn’t completely disappeared from view, even if less prominent we’re in the aftermath of its explosive wake.  We are approaching the end of a round of Mercury Retrograde, as the planet slows down to station direct by July 1st.

Emotional renewal and commitment to loved ones in this and other realms are also highlighted. To those who feel like they’re hanging by a thin thread, please take a deep breath and find something to focus on, whether internal or external that reminds you of your eternal self. Let that be the star that lights your way…

Astrology – Gift of the Annunaki

I would like to present a theory that is not based on just one set philosophy or archaeological finding. While it can be interpreted in many different ways, my hope is that it helps to further either the seeking or illumination of those who ponder its meaning.

Astrology is likely as old as humankind, and it has been argued whether it came first from the Hindus, the Egyptians, aliens or early hominids. Babylon was found to be the birthplace of astrology as we know it today, encompassing twelve signs of the zodiac said affect our various affairs. The question remains as to whether the Babylonian priests coined astrological terms themselves, somehow channeled them, or were given instruction by race of ET beings. This was all about 5,000 B.C.

As the blog title suggests, the theory is based upon whatever relevance the Annunaki have in our human affairs, particularly in astrology today. Written about in many texts under many names, Annunaki translates as “Those who came down from Heaven to Earth”. My point is not to explain the how, if, and why of their entry into our domain. It is simply to suggest a connection between the Annunaki, the star system that we identify with as our galaxy, and how we understand it in both astronomical and astrological terms.

According to Zecharia Sitchin, there is an undiscovered planet beyond Neptune that follows a long, elliptical orbit rearching the inner solar system approximately every 3,600 years. This planet, called Nibiru aka “Planet X” is or was the homeland of the Annunaki. Whether we view this as sheer myth, reality or symbology of real phenomena, it would seem that they did not simply bum rush our planet for gold, make us into subservient clones and leave us with nothing in return. They left some pretty big hints both of their origins and unfolding sagas onto clay tablets for us to decipher. It just so happens that some thousands of years later, humanity is finally beginning to catch up to what ancient Sumerian carvings actually mean, which is to some – as shockingly relevant for us today as it was back when the fresh clay began to harden. Some believe that the timing of our awakening is also aligned with cycle of the 3,600 year transit. Because we do not know the precise location of Nibiru we cannot predict the exact timing of its perigee to Earth.

However, there is yet another correlation that our awakening relates to the return of the Annunakis’ base of operations. Nibiru was originally not a planet as we understand it but a Mother Ship (thus being so difficult to locate) on a 25,950 year orbit called AAMS, the distance from the 8th planet RIZQ from the 19th galaxy Illyuwn to the planet Earth. Since their relocation from Orion it would now take them 3,600 years to travel to Earth, creating the orbit called a Shar.

The precession of the equinoxes take us through the Ages of the Zodiac, coming full circle every 25,950 years. Here we go again with what came first – the chicken or the egg! We may consider this returning to the Age of Aquarius as coinciding with the message that our ancient ancestors left for us to interpret…. but first, let’s consider a certain image that comes up over and over again. Cones, apparently pine cones are shown in the hands of the Sumerian gods, sometimes pointed at the heads of other gods. The pineal gland closely resembles this in its conical shape. Michael Tellinger spoke a bit about the significance of the Cone as it relates to sound, vibration, and levitation in a video on Youtube that is well worth the watch if you have a couple of hours to spare:

As Kundalini energy rises to reach the pineal gland it is believed to activate the highest levels of consciousness in that being. The pineal gland, while physically as small as a grain of rice represents our very connection to Godhead. When this gland is activated and fully functioning there is an expanded awareness that includes awareness of other celestial beings, those whom we have come to identify as Angels, with names that happen to rhyme with the word Pineal.

The Age of Aquarius brings us free-thinking, pioneering minds and is about liberating people from both mental and physical constructs that bind them to self-defeating rules and regulations. Heralds, heroes, and teachers appear in vast numbers to help break people free from the cycles of abuse, martyrdom, and the blind worshipping of deities who are no more evolved than ourselves. It is the return of the Sun gods like those named in many cultural scriptures such as Jesus, Buddha, and Krishna, helping the collective activation of the center of the pineal gland.

12 Signs, 12 Cranial Nerves

Just as there are twelve signs of the zodiac, there are twelve cranial nerves in the brain and its stem. The twelfth planet in our solar system is either one that we will soon “discover” or one that resides within us, making itself  known as we awaken. It’s said that we only use ten percent of our brain’s capacity, but this is not true unless we are sitting around doing nothing, which is rarely the case. We are using most of our brains daily, but most of us are not using anywhere near to its full capacity, and we tend to waste it on trivialities. There are many forms of brain-washing media and physical toxicity which further inhibit what can be called the flow of natural genius within the human race. We have to purposely quiet our own minds and develop our own abilities if we want to see them grow.

For those familiar with the names of the Sumerian gods, perhaps Enki and Enlil are also symbols for the left and right hemispheres of the brain, like the Twins (Gemini) of the Zodiac, ever fighting amongst each other for the power that knowledge brings. I believe that someday we will find out, but in the meantime it is up to us to learn from the mistakes of those who came before us. Shouldn’t we know by now that greed is a bottomless pit and war does not grant anyone happiness or riches? Nobody ever wins.

7 Tribes, 7 Chakras

Three hundred Annunaki on Earth who were ruled by Enki were said to be divided into seven tribes, or seven lands, just as there were said to be seven islands on Atlantis. Their sole purpose was mining for gold. This brings up yet another remarkable resemblance to our seven major planets, seven days a week, seven musical notes, and to the human endocrine system, said to spin seven major chakras. Many ancient tablets are telling us things that we have come to understand on many different levels but few can embrace multiple levels of understanding without losing their grasp of reality altogether. This is actually the way that I conduct a reading for someone, often making it known that “What I’m about to say has multiple meanings, applying to many things”. Some meanings apply to obvious and mundane situations and others may seem mystical. This gold could be the divinity that is awakened at our Crown chakra, represented by early extraterrestrial “settlers” who wore the Crown and ruled mankind (and history repeated itself like a broken record). When our crowns are fully awakened we do not bow down to anyone, as we realize our own divine nature as connected to All That Is.

The Philosopher’s Stone, The Holy Grail, the Pineal

Alchemy, while touching on subjects that are tangible and real is a subject that is steeped in mythological symbols, and has been as misinterpreted as the Good Book itself. If the aim is to turn base metals into gold, is not the Annunakis’ seeking of gold on our planet quite a similar quest…so as we activate the conical centers of our pineal glands we activate our own godlike abilities. We activate our inner Sun, which has long been revered as the “god for every tribe”.

This can of course be taken with a grain of salt, or considered as a symbolic Grain of Rice that represents not only our divinity, but our capacity for both awareness and beautiful abundance as sentient beings. The stars do not rule us, nor does our fate necessarily depend upon the time of our birth. As above, so below…we are always interacting with the very substances that we are made of which is earth, ether, fire, water, and stars. When we figure this out, we will all experience our limitlessness.

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