Astrology of the Notre Dame Fire

Whatever your views may be about the burning of Notre Dame cathedral, it is the mark of an epochal event, steeped in occult symbolism. What I’ve noticed around it in addition to human shock and grief is a whole lot of shaming, mockery, and controversy around its causes and aftermath.

There has actually been a huge number of attacks on French churches during the past couple of years although this one really stands out among the hundreds. Notre Dame has been the most famous Gothic cathedral to survive the Middle Ages. On April 15th when the fire broke out, the Sun was 25 degrees of Aries, close enough to form a conjunction with Uranus at 2 degrees of Taurus. This aspect, as well as a stellium of Saturn, the South Node and Pluto in Capricorn indicated the coming of drastic change, shaking old foundations down to the core. Capricorn also relates to the patriarchy. Jupiter Retrograde Sagittarius squaring Neptune, the Black Moon Lilith, Venus and Mercury in Pisces was shooting fiery arrows into areas and situations mired in intrigue.

The Moon in Virgo was moving into a mutable square with Mars in Gemini which has been moving into a square with confusing Neptune and an opposition to Jupiter, which bears some influence over religious architecture – especially since Jupiter is in Sagittarius. There was a great deal of uncertainty around what started the fire, and much of the detailed craftsmanship of the woods has been lost forever. It will be rebuilt but it won’t be authentic. It is gone. Wish I could say the same about the evil people connected with Satanic practices within the Catholic church in general.

Whether the burning of the spiral was an accident related to renovation or a timed attack, it’s clear that there are as many people who are rejoicing at the losses incurred as there are who are crying. This is cause for yet further division and weakening amongst races and religions all across the board and there are those who are rubbing their hands together with glee at how wonderfully well their plots against humanity are playing out. If you don’t believe that check out this video and the names of those who marked hearts and laughs on social media on the live feed of the fire  Notice a theme in the names?

For many, the destruction of Notre Dame (which translates as “Our Lady”) is symbolic not only of the destruction of Christianity, but of Europe in all its artistry and splendor. That is because this continent has already been under fierce attack for the past few decades with increasing evidence that its native customs and people are dwindling. Also, the debasement of the divine feminine is nothing new, but the way it’s going on now seems to be going over many heads. There is a trend taking place of certain people destroying statues of the Blessed Mother, such as the one destroyed yesterday in a small French village. You can also watch these Muslim men crushing the likeness of her in this video someone posted to Facebook. It’s interesting that a famed white marble statue of Mary holding Jesus in the cathedral has survived the flames.

Yes, Catholicism has an incredibly perverse history, so much it could fill a library as large as the one stored in the Vatican. Jesus was not born of a “Virgin Birth” as many Christians believe. Furthermore, the ideas and symbols around Mother Mary stem from a Christian adaptation of an earlier goddess, associated with pagan rites, serpents and witchy things. That doesn’t mean it’s OK for people to trample over other peoples’ places of worship, to destroy their works of art. Like so many other Catholic churches, Notre Dame contained a treasure trove of astro-theological symbols, with some remaining. Condemn the pedophile priests instead of the workers who labored for two hundred years to build a church, not the innocent but often ill-informed church goers, not those who traveled far and wide just to admire the beauty of the place.

Something to ponder: the burning of Notre Dame occurred at the start of the Catholic Holy Week leading up to Easter. This holiday celebrates the resurrection of Christ but was originally a pagan holiday named after the goddess Ostara. She was the goddess who represented the return of light, spring and dawn.

That’s a lot of build-up to the Full Moon at 29 degrees of Libra on April 19th, which highlights major endings or completions in relationships to people and things. It’s also about seeking for truth, standing for justice and taking back all the power that has been stolen or wrongly given. Mercury is fresh out of a post-shadow and full on Direct in Aries, in a conjunction with Chiron the Wounded Healer. Words can cut or help to mend. Visual impact, thoughts and reactions are intense. The fire in the mind of man rages on. The Full Moon is opposite of Uranus, which means this week’s series of surprises aren’t over yet.

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Earth Day?

Today the Sun enters the earth sign of Taurus, so our focus begins to shift more to the corporeal, solid, and sensual aspects of existence for the next few weeks. Meanwhile, people are preparing for yet another seasonal pagan holiday distorted by religious leaders who called it Easter in place of the spring fertility goddess Ostara (see comment below for more info). More plastic wrapped candies and fake eggs are sold each year around this time to accommodate an ever widening sphere of influence as the human population grows and its resources dwindle, just in time for a “celebration” of the blue green globe we call our home.

Earth Eastern HemisphereForgive me for not jumping up and down for joy. We have a serious collective situation in our midst, that if we choose to ignore could haunt us for the rest of our lives. I’m sure that most who read this are already aware of earth climate changes and pollution and are doing whatever is so far known in order to lessen the earth’s toxic overload. It is perhaps no coincidence that this year’s Earth Day on April 22nd coincides with the last quarter moon between two eclipses and the Grand Cardinal Cross between Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter, and Mars which has recently had a close brush up with the Earth itself. This much emphasis in cardinal signs means action must be taken – consciously and purposefully, otherwise action will be taken in ways we do not enjoy.

The concept of the movie Idiocracy hits on some truths about what people have been doing to themselves and the planet, and was so painful for me to watch when it came out a few years ago that rather than laugh as it was designed to it made me sick to my stomach.

To quote Machaelle Small Wright in her recent post on her Perelandra website:

“Yes, the fallout of the Industrial Revolution and poor decisions on the part of industry and governments play a role in this. However, I believe they are responsible for only 50% of the problem. We individuals are responsible for the other 50%. All the issues resulting from that which shall not be named boil down to one thing: What scientific and industrial developments do we want to include in our lives and how much do we want to use them? Industry and governments may look big and out of control but, in actuality, we individuals are the ones who are in control. You know how to change an industry’s crappy, problem-producing product? Stop buying it. If a company’s sales suddenly drop, you will be shocked at how fast that company will change the product in order to regain those lost sales. “

I have long appreciated Machelle’s unique approaches to living peaceably with the environment and its innate intelligences. Her methods seem only natural and about as down-to-earth as we can possibly get, especially in comparison with the way so many of us have been trained to see ourselves as separate from the rest of nature. Like Machaelle, I would like to propose that without beating ourselves up over anything that we’ve so far failed to do, we simply take inventory over what products and habits we may be using that conflict with the ecosystem and begin to replace them as much as we are able to.

Life is a process rather than some static thing, and so long as we are moving progressively rather than regressively – evolving rather than devolving then we are on track. Static areas of life are where pain, sickness, and disease develop because energy has become stuck or blocked. When we notice stuck energy within ourselves and the Earth we can start with whatever we know and are capable of doing to get that energy flowing again.

On a relative note, astronomers have very recently discovered a new Earth Cousin, which very likely may support similar forms of life. This comes as no real surprise to me, because it always seemed quite silly to think that we on Earth contain the only intelligent life forms in this vast Universe. It also wouldn’t surprise me if about twenty years down the line life on Earth begins to migrate to some other sustainable planet that is discovered. Let us hope and pray that whatever happens we live with grace on this Earth while we are here, treading lightly and not leaving a bigger mess than we are capable of clearing up.

Remember, just as in dysfunctional relationships we never escape their dysfunctional patterns by running away from a person who reflects them to us and jumping into the arms of another. If we haven’t faced the real culprit of our relational issues we will continually meet up with the same resistance and obstacles as before. We break abusive patterns within us and our own responses to stress. Only then will the chains of pain and vicious cycles of death and rebirth shift into a liberated state of awareness that we can so far barely fathom.

May we celebrate Earth Day with humility, gratitude, and reverence, offering her any token or action that says “I see you, feel you, appreciate you”.