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points of view

There’s a time to stand back and take a look at the bigger picture and a time to get down to the nitty gritty, honing in on the details. There’s a time to tell it like it is and a time to accept what someone says as their own personal truth even if we don’t agree with it. There’s a time to search and a time to sift through what has been found. There are many points of view constantly circulating…how to know which ones are wrong and which ones right? What if they are both, simultaneously?

Let’s not jump the gun, assuming we have all the answers right now. After all, we each experience life through our own filters pretty much all of the time. Whatever we believe or perceive comes from a point of view that is either innate or acquired, whether limited or expansive.

Mercury is slowing down to station Direct in Libra this week. Maybe we can figure out a way slow down a bit too with our thinking and breathing. Easier said than done in an air sign.


Blood Moon Eclipse, Syria, & World Economy

For the first time in 33 years, a total full moon eclipse will occur with a supermoon, with the earth’s shadow casting a red hue on the moon, hence the term Blood Moon. This is the final moon out of a tetrad of four blood moons between April 15, 2015 and September 27th 2015, all on Jewish feast days within a Shemitah year (such years indicate the rise and fall of empires).

The Lunar Eclipse at 4 degrees Aries on September 27th directly opposes the twelfth house (the house of undoing) Neptune of Syria, and forms a t-square with its Capricorn Sun in the third house (the house of relatives, community, and education). This transit highly sensitizes this country and the entire planet to the vibrations of its recent collapse. The eclipse occurs in Syria’s sixth house, which draws attention to a need for provisions, work that pays, and immediate health care. The damage of cival war has been done, with the shock and trauma so severe that the impact has yet to fully catch up with the millions who were affected, losing their families, jobs, and their homes.

As of this early this month, Saturn has finally eased out of a tumultuous three year transit to Syria’s second house (house of values and finances) Venus in Scorpio, which hit hard these past few weeks with the stark reality of its economic demise. Anti-government demonstrations began in March of 2011, increasing after a governmental crackdown. While neighboring countries have been assisting refugees since 2012 it’s finally clear to the USA and the rest of the world that Syrian victims have absolutely no homes left to return to, and an increasing number of them are seeking for escape and refuge from what has become a realm of terror.

Meanwhile Neptune transits the USA’s third house placement of Ceres in watery Pisces, the asteroid representing what nourishes and sustains us, waking up the nation to its own spiritual poverty as well as the physical starvation of others. Hopefully this will awaken our compassion in addition to a knowledge of what’s really going on in the world and how it relates to us. Mercury Retrograde transits the US’s tenth house Saturn, while Saturn in Sagittarius approaches its first house Ascendant, asking us to do something about the damage either we ourselves or our distant ancestors have done. Standing up on a podium before billions and saying something clever doesn’t do jack to make amends. Holding up a placard in a busy city street gets exhausting too. As individuals we might not be able to save a nation, but we can play a small part in taking the very best care of ourselves, our children, and the land that we occupy. Then we will be in a position to do better than some of those settlers who came before us.

Since the Spring of 2015 until the Summer of 2016 Uranus is transiting the USA’s fourth house placement of Chiron in Aries, creating an itch for change, an urge for uprising, and a confrontational manner that does not cater to wounds with snuggles and sympathy. It douses them with salt, shoots out fire and electricity. We’ve been stirred from the roots of our being with startling, rather disconcerting revelations about the less-than-honorable intentions of our government, and that’s exactly what needs to happen if the dynamics are going to change. The rich will only get richer and the poor poorer if people continue to play by the rules that have been set out for them.

Interesting that the eclipse is transiting in opposition Israel’s Neptune at 10 degrees Libra, also in the twelfth house, though Mercury Retrograde is closer to its mark. This is where we get to interpret how a similar transit affects two charts in very different ways, according to the overall pattern of each. In the case of Israel, a reckoning is occurring with regards to its leaders’ honesty. The twelfth house has long been considered ominous, often indicative of self-undoing and undermining of efforts. Prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu outright rejected political calls to assist Syrian refugees with the reasoning that Israel is “a very small country that lacks demographic and geographic depth.”  Apparently it’s easier to just build a fence along the eastern border with Jordan. Maybe a taller, brick wall of security against Syria would be more affordable? With inlaid jewels.

A recent survey indicates that even a large percentage of registered democrats do not approve of Obama’s plan to resettle 10,000 refugees within the USA. These citizens are concerned with a perceived threat to their own security, assuming that refugees are bringing the war along with them. However, there is already a silent, but deadly war taking place that has poisoned our minds for long enough.

The Solar Eclipse at 20 degrees of Virgo on the 12th/13th of September transited the USA’s Black Moon Lilith and Neptune between the ninth and tenth houses. Right now with the Sun in Libra conjunct the North Node and Black Moon Lilith we don’t have the luxury of wondering what to do, although taking action might seem scary. We’re either doing the shadow work that is required of us consciously or running like hell for the next sedative, tranquilizer, or some other form of escape from endless social anxiety.

“Foreign relations” have been turned inside out, coincidentally as things have come to look a lot like the scenes portrayed in the movie Idiocracy. I can’t even be bothered to take the time to make fun of Donald Trump because I’m waiting for the evil lurking in his shadows to jump out and wreak havoc. Until idiots like him no longer receive the platform they’ve been given, the joke is on us.

Saturn’s transit through Sagittarius (entered on December 23rd, backed into Scorpio June 14, reentered on September 17th) will reveal to us just how interconnected religion, politics, and the economy really are. Ever since I began to study the roots of our global monetary system which originated as a tool of enslavement, the more I have realized that the future of humanity depends on our ability to be authentic, cooperate with each other, and to honor the earth we live on with humility rather than to hoard our dwindling resources.

The blood moon eclipse’s transit to Syria’s Neptune could either bring an even deeper sense of disillusionment and devastation or it can uplift the spirits of those involved, offering hope for the future and renewed trust in all that is divine. Lately, a Retrograde Neptune in Pisces is certainly dissolving boundaries, making obvious that although scattered across the earth with different cultures, practices and beliefs we are all sharing the same air, standing on the same terra firma, and most of us have the same basic needs for food, shelter, and love.


Autumn Equinox 2015

We enter the Autumn season on September 23rd with the Sun in Libra joining the North Node, asteroid Juno and Black Moon Lilith, casting a subtle yet revealing light into the shadow side of relationships for healing, resolution, renewal, and in some cases release. Mercury, further along in Libra moves Retrograde while Libra’s ruling planet Venus makes her way out of a Retrograde shadow in Leo, forming a fire trine with Uranus in Aries and with asteroids Pallas Athene (goddess of art and war) and Eurynome (daughter of Oceanus, representing the sea) in Sagittarius. A warrior aspect of the divine feminine is in full effect, but not necessarily in a warring way. This week she is getting more of a kick out of expressing all her quirks, hilarity, virtuosity, daring, and creativity without holding back or offering any sort of apologies.

She is seeking to gain our undivided attention but without words. She is encouraging us to dance with life’s infinite possibilities, to look beneath the surface of things for answers and inspiration…

or as in the case of this peahen, to her own reflection…


after all, Mercury retrograde signals a time for looking within. There are many fascinating worlds within worlds, mirages within mirages, and we are made of billions of atoms, our lungs expanding and contracting as does the star system we inhabit.

Venus, the Morning Star, named after the goddess of love, beauty, and pleasure is regaining her equilibrium after a long violent storm and showing us how to do the same. Inconjunct to Chiron in Pisces, she wants us to play with the edginess we might be feeling, and not take every little uncomfortable thing so seriously. We would do well to appreciate our selves and pat ourselves on the back for coming as far as we have, surmounting obstacle after obstacle, through tears and laughter, living to tell the tales.

With the Moon void-of-course conjunct asteroid Ceres in Capricorn, the day begins with a bit of a heavy note, as people are extra sensitive to their surroundings, very much aware of any areas of lack or displacement. In the wake of the tragic loss of refugees, the aftermath of earthquakes and ferocious fires, we are faced with the sobering reality of our mortality, the fragility of our earthly shells. There is a silver lining to the dark cloud above us, but we must seek it out. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, but we must be willing to walk there. Jupiter in Virgo lends a pair of helping hands in cleaning up many of the messes we’ve found ourselves in. The asteroid Ostara, named after the goddess of Spring is also conjunct the Moon and Ceres, which makes for an interesting parallel of opposites, as it is the beginning of Spring in the southern hemisphere.

Capricorn’s ruling planet, Saturn has just recently reentered Sagittarius until December 2017, and political pressure is in the air. Most of of us have been warned at an early age to be careful of mixing religion and politics into conversations, but they are also shoved in our faces incessantly, without so much as offering a brief respite from a constant barrage of what we’re supposed to think, do, and accept as slaves and as truth. Well, that boat is about to topple over.

phot0 of a painting by Sona Babajanyan

photo of a painting by Sona Babajanyan

As for the Moon again, I have long had this theory that the VOC moons each vibrate certain frequencies in a sign that are quite different than when the moon is making major aspects, and not just in a “nothing will come of this” way. There are spiritual frequencies that become more accessible to those who are receptive to them. It has come to my attention that the VOC moon in Capricorn favors contact with Pan and the faerie realm, often more readily when the moon is not VOC in this sign. It is also believed by some that the autumn equinox and season is one in which contact with the elusive unicorn is more easily made.

This would probably include contact with all sorts of elusive creatures that seem strange to us in our realm of existence. So, those of you with gentle yet weary souls, gather your creature comforts, whether visible or imagined, and remember that no matter where you are or what you’re going through:

“You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should…”  – Max Ehrmann

Cherry Plum….when you just cannot take it anymore

Prunus_cerasifera_LC0385Out of Bach’s 38 famous flower essences for vibrational healing, there is one in particular that addresses that moment when you feel as though you are about to snap – I mean to completely lose your cool and your marbles too. When the combined stresses of life seem far too great to cope with and you just can’t take it anymore, try taking a few drops of Cherry Plum as soon as possible, one of the essential ingredients of the five flower remedy known as Rescue Remedy. You could even take Rescue Remedy which is specifically for acute rather than ongoing stress. However, if you feel way past the point of even being rescued, Cherry Plum might be more of a direct hit.

Times are tough for many people right now, and emotional to say the least as Venus ruling all that is near and dear to us slowly comes out of a Retrograde post-shadow phase, Mercury who rules communication and mental functioning slows down to turn Retrograde squaring lord of the underworld Pluto and two upcoming eclipses that many believe herald the apocalypse appear to threaten all life on earth as we know it.

Indications that Cherry Plum could be useful for you:

  • on the verge of a nervous breakdown
  • at the edge of your rocker
  • an inner time bomb is about to explode
  • stretched to the breaking point
  • fear of losing sanity
  • fear of severely hurting others
  • fear of losing all self-control
  • post-war or post-traumatic syndrome/PTSD
  • suicidal thoughts and urges


  • Hard aspects to Pluto, by birth or by transit
  • Hard aspects to Mercury, birth or transit
  • Hard aspects to Neptune – especially Moon, Mercury or Mars
  • Mars in Scorpio with hard aspects


  • sudden, jerky, maniacal behavior
  • sudden antisocial mannerisms
  • intense pacing, panting, dilated pupils


  • fierce screaming fits
  • outbursts of rage
  • irrational emotional extremes

When it comes to flower essences, the essence itself is more powerful than the amount ingested. Four drops, not droppers are the average dose, about 2x daily, but one drop is sufficient. Therefore, frequency rather than large portions will have the stronger impact. If the essence is no longer needed one’s energetic field will usually just shrug it off. With Cherry Plum essence, it often seems to be the case that a single dose can make a tremendous difference.

If you don’t personally need this essence, God knows the collective consciousness of humanity does. If only a mist of flower essences would replace chemtrails…

Solar Eclipse in Virgo 9/12/15 – Healing Earth Magic

Solar Eclipses are extra potent New Moons in which the sun is obscured by the moon, as the moon appears to align itself directly between the sun and the earth. The impact of eclipses can be tremendous on multiple levels and are generally feared and looked upon by spiritual aspirants as negative. That’s because they stir things up and empty things out whether we’re ready to release them or not. They push us to piss or get off the pot.

The partial solar eclipse on September 12th/13th is 20 degrees of Virgo, in opposition to comet Chiron in Pisces, highlighting healing in all of its various forms. It is addressing almost all of our various woes and wounds – physical, emotional, mental, spiritual. This earthy New Moon reflecting the Wounded Healer in the sign of karmic completion is most troubling for us in the areas where we are most accustomed to masking our pain rather than treating the cause – where we reach for a pill or a pacifier instead of fully acknowledging the grinding, pulsating, sometimes terrible, sometimes beautiful torment of life’s jagged edges. This is not meant to criticize those who need to medicate. It is a statement about our widespread addiction to distraction and avoidance of what life presents us with in its raw, unfiltered state.

As Chiron also represents the Wounded Child, our attention may directed to children in our lives that need healing or to our inner child that was neglected or abused. It’s time to take our inner child on an “Artist Date” (read The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron), explore nature, or to simply allow ourselves a return to innocence…

I just came home last night from a first-time adventure at Faerieworlds festival in Oregon, which was one of my inner child’s dreams come true!

This Solar Eclipse could be vastly liberating for those who dare to do rather than to merely dream, to answer with action rather than ask for permission, to boldly venture into the unknown, and to pierce the veils of illusion that perpetuate the cycles of disappointment and despair.

Juno forms a sextile to Saturn at his last degree of Scorpio, clearly indicating to us those who we would do well to work with in some way and those who we would best release. Juno has been in Virgo since June 30th, putting partnerships of both the romantic and business varieties through a process of purification, pressure cooking, and profound change.

Earth Magic

Saturn is doing a final cleanup in the sign of death and transformation, before entering Sagittarius on September 17th. Between now and then the ground is fertile for deep psychological and sexual healing. The Sun conjunct Juno in Virgo, trine Ceres in Capricorn also points to the way to more effective tools and methods for healing and repair than we have been aware of or have used in awhile. We are reconnecting with totem animals, root medicines, herbs and elixirs ~ all that encompasses the meaning and manifestation of true earth magic. Jupiter’s opposition to Neptune in Pisces also heightens the ability to give and receive healing to and from the earth and other dimensions. We are dancing with the elves (at least I can speak for mys‘elf!)!

Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing circa 1786 William Blake 1757-1827 Presented by Alfred A. de Pass in memory of his wife Ethel 1910 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N02686

Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing circa 1786 William Blake 1757-1827

Mercury is forming an opposition to its higher octave Uranus in Aries as the eclipse forms an inconjunct to Uranus, creating an itch for revolutionary and evolutionary change. As much as we attempt to fight and defend ourselves against the endless onslaught of actual and imagined attacks or to influence others to do as we think they ought to do, there is not much of anything we have any real control over in this world. However we can direct our energy in ways that are more conducive to wellbeing. We have consciousness and we have choice. It’s time to embrace the chaos within and around us and to recognize the divinity in disorder, the mystery of the Cosmos that our ordinary minds just cannot seem to grasp.

Relationship Review

On the same day that Saturn exits Scorpio (September 17th), Mercury turns Retrograde in Libra until October 9th. The planet of communication is beginning to slow down, having entered the pre-shadow phase on August 28th. While Venus was Retrograde in Leo from July 25th until September 6th we had a chance to review creative endeavors and release emotional entanglements involving finances, love, and partnerships. Venus remains in a post-shadow phase for exactly as long as Mercury moves Retrograde through Venus-ruled Libra, so the focus continues to be on sorting out relationship snags, healing old rifts, letting go of roles that have been played out, or people who no longer have an appropriate role to play in our lives. The planetary goddess of love and beauty enters Virgo on the 8th, and exits the post-shadow on the 9th.

Self Love & Forgiveness

With this Solar Eclipse in Virgo on September 12th we are metaphorically kneeling at the feet of an immensely radiant and ageless goddess in the in the guise of a haggard, hump-backed witch doctor, warts and all, begging for forgiveness and requesting cooperation in restoring harmony to the earth and each other. Perhaps this ugly projection of the feminine represents an disowned aspect of ourselves that we have finally – after much criticism and resistance have come to love. Whether burned at the stake in past lives or currently suffering from body and lifestyle image distortion due to cultural brainwashing, there is so much that has prevented us from even recognizing and experiencing who we really are. The flower essences of Crab Apple and Manzanita might be helpful over the next few days, assisting with self-acceptance and appreciation.

Another possible symbol of the times we are in is that of this gentleman comforting a cow in a field. Like the princess kissing the frog, we might be surprised where or what a bit of humility gets us.

“Be humble, for you are made of earth. Be noble, for you are made of stars.” – Serbian proverb

MK Ultra Interview

On August 7th 2015 I interviewed one of the last of the first generation survivors of project MK Ultra, named John Stormm. It was shared online several days later and then a movie came out on the 20th called American Ultra. Having just watched the movie a couple of nights ago I will say that although it was apparently designed for (intense) comedy and entertainment, I understood many aspects of the content to be accurate after having spoken directly with someone who actually went through many of the ordeals alluded to.

A friend helped me to upload this interview to Youtube since many people seem to prefer listening and watching programs from it these days. In the future there will be an online video archive of several of my past radio shows as well as more recent interviews.

About 40 minutes into this conversation there was a disconnection due to a power outage (what a coincidence!) and when I made it back onto the internet our focus shifted a bit to include the topic of hobbits, extraterrestrials and other world beings.

Destiny Card Playlists

A month ago I started making playlists themed around the 53 Cards of Destiny, including the Joker. For those unfamiliar with these terms, the Destiny Cards are the same cards used as game playing cards, but with the original intention of the cards observed and expressed. These meaning of the cards are derived from an ancient esoteric system that incorporates astrology, numerology, and the shapes and symbols contained in the cards.

Each of us has a Birth Card, indicating the traits, gifts and challenges we were born with and some birthdays share the same card. Although the overall qualities remain intact, each of these days the card will express itself in a unique manner, according to calendar and astrological factors.


One of the most widely known authors and experts on the subject of the cards is Robert Camp. On his website 7thunders you can get free card readings, based on your birth date. One of my favorite authors on the subject is Sharon Jeffers, and you can listen to an interview I did with her awhile back here. Sharon’s website is starofthemagi and she also frequently posts the card of the day on her facebook page Cards of Destiny.

My first playlist was created for the King of Hearts on July 28th, and now on August 26 it is again a King of Hearts day. It seemed a perfect time to begin such a project, since the King of Hearts has rulership of all things related to love, creative expression, and music. With Venus Retrograde in Leo it’s been fun and funny flipping through so many oldies, although not all songs in the lists are very old.

King of Hearts Birthdays: 6/30 (Cancer), 7/28 (Leo), 8/26 (Virgo), 9/24 (Libra), 10/22 (Libra), 11/20 (Scorpio), 12/18 (Sagittarius). A person born on a KH day is often a powerful leader of some sort, a proud and honorable parent, a prolific artist or musician, and quite headstrong in their relationships. On a King of Hearts day the power of love is both a lesson and a blessing. Beauty and artistic expression is important, as is compassion for those less fortunate.

The playlists I’ve been creating are mainly a fun way for me to become more aware of the qualities of each card and share them with others. I don’t always “love” the songs I choose but certain ones just seem to work perfectly for the overall theme of the card. In many instances it will be obvious why I chose certain songs, but sometimes one will have to dig a bit deeper for the symbology :P

Here is my playlist so far, for the King of Hearts:

I will announce when all 53 have been created but feel free to check my Youtube channel periodically to see the new playlists being added.


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