7th Apr, 2021

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I know I have been totally absent. I am sorry. I blame it on the dispositor of my whole chart, Uranus, and my progressed Sun, both in Taurus at the moment. It makes it very hard to even think of astrology. I went through something similar when Uranus was in Capricorn. The earth signs just snip my wings.

No sweat, starlight. It’s just great to hear from you, is all.

Eliseo, starlight has our e-mails. I am quite willing to share my phone number with her, with you or anyone else here who might care to have it.

Jerry, I underscore that May 26th eclipse. It is interesting all the more to me because my SR is January 11. My chart has certainly been activated in the last 18 months.

A newly discovered subatomic particle is disobeying the laws of physics as scientists thought they knew them. I believe there will be many more such discoveries, and some of them will eventually validate astrology. Do not despair, Muggle science will eventually catch up to us some day.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/07/science/particle-physics-muon-fermilab-brookhaven.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Taiwan says it will fight to the end if attacked by China. My wife told me recently she never thought she would live to see a pandemic. I answered there are two things that were inconceivable to our generation : a pandemic and war, and I believe we will see both in this decade.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/07/taiwan-says-fight-end-if-attacked-china-sends-more-jets

Andre,

Ha! “A newly discovered subatomic particle is disobeying the laws of physics as scientists thought they knew them.”

Your use of the verb “disobeying” re: subatomic particles – made me belly-laugh – those tiny, little rebels!

((( Nancy/Starlight ))) Take it easy, no pressure to post. It is enough that you provide this very special forum for us and wonderful articles.

Also:

((( barbk )))

((( Starlightnews people )))

I have to decided to trust that Barb is all right wherever she is and that she feels our love and light and healing vibes as we feel her’s (speaking of consciousness). There…..I feel a bit lighter already.

Eliseo, your idea sounds like a good one but there would be things to work out. People would have to want to share their phone #s as well as have someone who would want to keep them. Nancy does have our email addresses and would pass on an email, I would think, but if someone doesn’t want to participate, or cannot, email may not help (and possibly neither would phoning), but there is always the possibility that it could be a very positive thing to reach out so that they feel the love.

I’m taking the liberty of sharing Jerry’s last post since it came at the end of the prior thread. I’m not going to listen to the youtube posted but am also wondering what the intense aspects might be in mid-June (when I’m probably traveling)? I noticed that venus in cancer is opp pluto in cap (sq Lilith, I believe, in Taurus), and Mars in Leo is opp Uranus in Taurus at the end of the month/early July. Are those the aspects that are being referred to?

Charts for China and Taipei City, Taiwan if anyone should want to take a look (and I can just hear Alex saying: “Why don’t you take a look, Sharon :-))

https://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Nation:_China_1907:_Revolution_conj._Jup-Nep

Chart for Taipei City, Taiwan

https://www.astrotheme.com/astrology/Taipei_City,_Taiwan_(China)

I find it hard to believe that this will come down to war nor that the world will let that happen. At least China did not just go in as Russia did in the Ukraine.

Forgot to include Jerry’s last post:

FROM JERRY (not me):

“Andre,

Regarding the astrological aspects leading up to mid June. . . .

I am particularly intrigued by the dynamics of the May 26th 2021 lunar eclipse. I did a search on Google and found a video entitled “Channeled Message for The Blood Moon Eclipse in Sagittarius on May 26, 2021!” Here’s the link……..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vewZxrM6Xt0

Not mentioned in the video (although it shares lots of fascinating impressions about the eclipse) is that this eclipse has tr Mars (20 Cancer) in precise conjunction to the January 10, 2020 lunar eclipse (in opposition to a nearly exact Sat/Pluto conj at 22 Capr.). The 5/26/21 Mars (20 Cancer) is also in simultaneous sesqui-square to the 5/26/21 lunar eclipse (5 Sagittarius). A perfect symmetrical event. Here is the January 10th, 2020 lunar eclipse for quick reference:

https://cosmosofastrology.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/LUNAR-ECLIPSE-IN-CANCER-10-JANUARY-2020.png

It has been said that it was this January 2020 Lunar Eclipse-Pluto/Saturn opposition that spawned the COVID 19 pandemic. And the March 20th, 2020 Mars/Jupiter conjunction (22 Capr.) which followed that resulted in a dramatic world-wide lock-down which continues in varying degrees to this day.

For better or worse, might the May 26th, 2021 lunar eclipse prove to be a culmination to the events triggered by COVID 19 back in January 2020? The mid June 2021 aspects you speak of are equally intense.”

By: Jerry on April 7th, 2021
at 8:02 am

Sharon K, I mentioned in the last thread that in mid-June Mars will oppose Pluto, Saturn will square Uranus and there will be a solar eclipse, all around Trump’s solar return, which I anticipate will be the time for his indictment.

I see what you mean, Andre, about saturn squaring uranus in mid-June. Mars opposes pluto in early June, though, as mars enters leo on or about June 12 so they are not happening at the same time (unless I’m mistaken) — but I see where Trump will still be affected adversely.

Hi Sharon,

Re The Channeled Mess. video If you can sit through and/or disregard the rather odd choice of background music and occasional giggling (I find it distracting) the astrologer offers some interesting insights and intuitive impressions of the May 26th lunar eclipse.

I have heard several intuitives express that Kamala Harris may rise to pre-eminince in the first term of the Biden administration. The prevailing opinion is that Joe Biden may bow out due to health concerns and designate Harris as his successor. The June 5th Mars-Pluto opposition (26 ’28 Cancer-Capricorn) will be activating Biden’s natal Jupiter (25 ’08 Cancer – transition?) and a grand cross square to Kamala Harris’s Sun-Moon opposition (27 Libra-Aries). Whether that indicates a change of leadership or not, some dramatic movement in the administration may be expected.

Sharon K,
I sincerely hope you are right about Barb, and that there will be no war between Taiwan and China. I will definitely take a long look at those charts for China and Taipei with the hope I might be led to different conclusions.

But with all due respect, I presently believe on the basis of the evidence, a war between Taiwan and China is probably inevitable and may well lead the world into WWIII. Both the PRC and the ROC claim to be the sole legitimate government of China. Although Taiwan maintains their claim, they have moved on, and function like the independent island nation they really are. The PRC has not. They remain livid, and find the fact the Taiwanese do not accept their authority deeply humiliating. Their civil war has not actually ended. What they have really is a defacto, uneasy cease fire.

The world cannot prevent such a war because the world has little control over either nation. The emotions of their history overwhelm them leading them away from more reasonsble behavior. The Taiwanese will never willingly submit. Nor will the PRC submit to Taipei, or relent from their claim of ownership. As soon as the PRC comes to believe the US is too busy or unable to respond adequately, they will attack. The two caveats I see are:
(A) Were Taiwan to obtain nuclear weapons. That might actually prevent armed conflict between them.
(B) Were the Chinese financial bubble to burst, their economy to collapse. That would probably lead to China splitting into several nations on the basis of linguistic geography. The Chinese share a written language, but not a spoken one, though Mandarin is being imposed as much as possible upon the other Chinese ethnicities. But the chances of either of these scenarios are remote.

The Russia analogy does not hold. Before the 1950’s Crimea was part of Russia, not Ukraine. To this day, over 65% of the Crimean population are ethnically Russian and speak Russian as their first language. The rest are about 15% Ukrainians, + Crimean Tatars,
Belarusians, Armenians, Pontic Greeks, Krymchak, Crimean Karaites, Ashkenazi Jews
Germans, and Italians.

In 1954, Nikita Khrushchev, himself a Ukranian, “gave” Crimea to Ukraine in honor and gratitude for their immense sacrifices in WWII. As Russia and Ukraine were both part of the USSR, it was more of a symbolic gesture. The USSR navy as per normal continued use of Crimean ports. The ports there are the only warm water ports to which the USSR had access, absolutely vital to their military and economic security. Same is true today for Russia. Without Crimean ports, their economic and/or naval goose is cooked!

A youtuber accurately said Russian history can be summed up in five words: “And then things got worse!” Still true. Russia has some of the worst geography on planet earth. They were invaded west to east across the Great European Plain 7 times by 4 nations, Poland, Sweden, France (Napoleon) and Germany (Hitler). Each time they suffered enormous loss of life. The worst was WWII in which they lost 20% (i.e. 20 million) of their population, mostly male. Because of WWII, if you were a male born in the USSR in 1923, you had only about a 20% chance of surviving to age 23! No wonder at end of WWII the Soviets insisted on holding on to Eastern Europe as a buffer zone between them and the nations they feared.

When the Soviet Union fell, Bill Clinton made several promises to Boris Yeltsin, one of which was NOT to expand NATO. Bill broke every one of those promises plus more, as did subsequent presidents. NATO forces are now less than 100 miles from St. Petersburg. The Russians feel betrayed and humiliated and they absolutely hate us. Had we developed and enacted a Marshall plan for Russia and the former Soviet states, … but we didn’t.

Russian birth rates are precipitously and dangerously declining. The good, Soviet established technical schools and colleges to train engineers are gone. Their well trained Soviet era engineers and military offcers are either retired or dead. In 2014, if Putin was going to use military force he felt as though he had to do it right then, or he would not have had the personell to accomplish his goal. To survive, Russia needed those warm water Crimean ports. He felt there was no time to do it nicely through democratic process or treaty, and besides that would risk losing the game, which he believed would lead to the death of his nation. He believed he had to act immediately, before it was too late. So, in machiavellian style Russia brutally invaded and annexed (reacquired) Crimea.

Putin is definitely a thug. The Russians have never been saintly, and they have evolved into a fascist, criminal state. But they took Crimea out of desperation, believing their survival depended on it.

In contrast, the Chinese are patient. They are playing a long game. They too feel humiliated and shamed by the west through a predatory, imperialist process beginning in the 1750’s. From 1840-1940 China went from being a leading civilization to a poor, broken, and subjugated country. Now ascending from their deep shame, they are waiting for the right moment to seize Taiwan and punish the Taiwanese as evil seditionists.

Pew polls show the Chinese people really hate us. They are happy to sell us their goods. But they absolutely hate especially the British, the Japanese, and Americans. They overlay their tradition with a “Marxist with Chinese characteristics” face, but per their historically Confucianist ethos, they believe theirs is the divine right to oversee and command the world. Chinese college students often proclaim how happy they are their country is becoming so wealthy, so they can use their wealth to establish an unbeatable military with which to “crush” the Japanese and Americans, to end the American derived and dominated world system, to subjugate and economically enslave us all.

Hopefully, we will have extremely smart and wise advisors and leaders to shepherd us away from the several WWIII scenarios that I believe probable, and into a lasting and productive peace. If we succeed in that endeavor, what is most probable IMO is an extremely long, perhaps centuries long, cold war between two political/economic blocs, a democratic alliance led by the US, the other led by China.

For a really good, but not too long analysis, I suggest John Nylanders’ recently published book, The Epic Split – Why ‘Made in China’ is going out of style.

starlight,
You need not feel sorry. You need not apologize. Speaking for myself, but I’m sure many others feel the same, I always look forward to your consistently insightful and illuminating essays. You are our national treasure! But most of all, I am grateful for this blog you maintain.

Most all here are true seekers with spiritual orientation, a place where I feel most comfortable. Upon return to work, hopefully soon, I plan to donate to your cause, something I’ve long wanted to do but was unable. The move to Washington state, and the pandemic have rendered me a near pauper!

I’m sure you have much to do during this extraordinarily sad and stressful era. As a therapist, I suspect you might be overwhelmed. Blessings to you and your family. May love and light be with you.

“Fine weapons are implements of ill omen:
people may despise them,
so those with the Way do not dwell with them.
Therefore the place of honor for the cultured is on the left,
while the honored place for the martialist is on the right.
Weapons, being instruments of ill omen,
are not the tools of the cultured,
who use them only when unavoidable.
They consider it best to be aloof;
they win without beautifying it.
Those who beautify it
enjoy killing people.
Those who enjoy killing
cannot get their will of the world.
The left is favored for auspicious things,
the right for things of ill omen:
so the subordinate general is on the left,
the top general on the right.
That means when you are in ascendency of power
you handle it as you would a mourning.
When you have killed many people,
you weep for them in sorrow.
When you win a war,
you celebrate by mourning.”
– Thomas Cleary

“Weapons are the tools of violence; all decent men detest them. Weapons are the tools of fear; a decent man will avoid them. except in the direst necessity. and, if compelled, will use them. only with the utmost restraint. Peace is his highest value.”

Tao Te Ching – Fresh 31

Acupuncture by someone experienced is a good tool and therapy to restore adrenals and energy levels. It can be expensive but worth it. Some insurances are paying for it.

I need to go back also. Helped with a sciatica issue I was going through. No longer have it, thank God and his/her healers.

Thank you, Eliseo, for sharing your considerable knowledge and understanding of the China-U.S., Russia-U.S. dynamics. China and Russia are always trying to ally and, with Iran too, due to their oil and military power I imagine, and common dislike of us.

But the U.S. is no slouch either, as long as we do not become weakened economically.

I imagine most of what will continue to happen is cyber-war (which is also dangerous, as well as anything affecting power grids). For one thing, doesn’t China depend on us as a trade partner whether made in China is a thing or not?

It is definitely frightening to know about the animosity towards the U.S. I know both Russia and China want to triumph over us, individually or collectively, but can they really do it? I don’t know much but it is just hard to believe that a free country like ours can be dominated by two countries that traffic in oppression.

Also, unfortunately, each country has and will continue to have its own economic problems (which I imagine they feel war could remedy), but what about climate-change related problems. These cannot easily be controlled.

I can see China wanting to make their move toward Taiwan but, like you implied, the U.S. is in the way.

Our best bet is staying economically strong, healthy, innovative and advanced. (And, obviously, I am just feeling my way here.)

May the Universe reward you richly for your intellectual and creative gifts. May what is yours come to you, as well as to all here, and may we all be blessed with great health and vigor! It seems to work together.

Angellight, thank you for what you have shared about weapons, and acupuncture.

Sharon K,
You are such an intelligent woman! Your husband, Myron is a lucky man! All the points you made are excellent. You understand the sad and dangerous situation well.

The U.S. is indeed no slouch! Our present leaders may be misguided on some issues, but are not idiots! They are often more aware than they want the world to know.

Despite our capitalist pretentions, the strongest and most efficient aspect of our nation is a large socialist institution. It is the United States military. Our troops are not only the best equipped, but are the most educated on planet earth. Our military officers and rank & file soldiers, sailors, airmen & airwomen are the best trained, and educated, frequently possessing degrees from some of our best colleges and universities. That’s what investing in your people can accomplish! Alas! Were it so for the rest of us!

Aleksandr Gelyevich Dugin is the guiding light for the Russians. He is an in your face, overt true believer, proud nationalistic fascist who wrote what has become the Russian bible for political success and dominance. I suggest you take a good look at the wikipedia article on his book, The Foundations of Geopolitics: The Geopolitical Future of Russia. It is a real eye opener! Step by step, Mr. Putin is following Dugin’s dark and dangerous prescriptive outline as to how to destroy the United States and eventually dominate the world.

Neither the Chinese, nor Russians, nor anyone else can possibly win a conflict with the US through direct military means. As odd as it historically may seem, were all the other nations on earth to ally against the US in a world war, the US would still win.

The Russians, Chinese, Iranians know this, and it infuriates them. You are right. Their only way of countering us is assymetrically, to
continue with cyber-war, messing with our power grids, and most of all, messing with our minds.

Their goal is to confuse, to supply us with a plethora of conspiracy theories, to support extremist groups of the right and left, to foment disinformation, misinformation, Black and White racism, sexism, and chaos, and getting as many of as possible screaming and yelling and shooting at one another. Our enemies were elated when Trump was elected and inaugurated, and when his followers attacked the capitol building on January 6th. Were our culture wars to morph into any sort of civil war, they would experience multiple, mental orgasms.

Too many of our “weaker minded” citizens are prone to find the absurdist, crazy, “facts” they propagate as plausible, like the idea Hillary and the Dems are running a Satanic, pedophile cult in the basement of a pizza parlor. Rember the paranoid 2015 Jade Helm conspiracy meme? That was a Russian invention.

Our greatest challenge is to find a way to counter their dirty, jedi mind tricks.

Sharon,

“May the Universe reward you richly for your intellectual and creative gifts. May what is yours come to you, as well as to all here, and may we all be blessed with great health and vigor! It seems to work together.”

Gorgeous!

Thanks, Eliseo and Will. Sometimes I get it right 🙂 I will look into Dugin, Eliseo. It’s scary stuff even if the U.S. is largely on top of things. It’s really a shame that these nefarious players are having any success at all weakening us from within, by poisoning the minds of our confused and resentful citizens. On the other hand, the Democrats/Left doesn’t have all the answers and we need healthy input and solutions from the moderates and reasonable Conservatives as well.

I’m still reading the Sacks book: “Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times”, and he seems to be saying that we are too self-concerned – all of us, not just the Right or the Left, and not thinking of “the other(s)” among us, an example of which would be the O’Henry story where she sells her hair to buy him a watch chain and he sells his watch to buy her combs for her hair.

Well, maybe that would be an example. It could be enough to come up with a win/win solution that considers others in some manner and comes up with fairer solutions.

Sharon K,
A point I forgot to mention:
The nations that seek to destroy us seem not to take into consideration the effect of climate change on their plans.
A good example: In the effort to assert dominance and outright ownership over the South China sea, the PRC has been establishing artificial islands and also claiming other disputed islands. Sea level rise will quite literally wash away those ambitious efforts.

And Russia has been establishing a military base in the Artic (?) – what happens when the glaciers melt up there? I believe at least China and maybe Russia have an outer space strategy. I’m sure we do too.

Sharon K, when Mars squared Pluto on December 23 Trump was planning martial law and the nefarious events of January 6 in the Oval Office with the deluded Michael Flynn and Sydney Powell. Similarly, I believe he will do something when Mars opposes Pluto on June 5 which will lead to his indictment or arrest in mid-June. I read today that You Tube and Facebook are about to give him back access to social media. The onslaught on democratic values shall soon return. His silence was golden, wasn’t it?

Sharon K,
That’s what is most worrisome. As I’ve said before in previous posts: Militarily speaking, whomever controls the moon, controls the earth. Together, the earth and moon are a gravity well with the earth at bottom. At 1/6 gravity you can catapult boulders toward the earth with devastating effect equal to nuclear weapons. The moon is essentially “high ground.” With the right equipment, from the moon it would be an easy task to completely destroy any nation you choose.

Russia and China have agreed to building a joint orbiting space station, and a joint moon base, both for their use only. They want to exclude the US, and the other democratic nations. It is obvious they intend to militarize space.

Per Bretton Woods agreement, July 1944, the US controls, patrols, and polices the 7 international seas. The US Navy protects all shipping from piracy and other problems, rescues and gives aid to all in need. “Freedom of the seas” allows all to conduct legitimate business and do whatever scientific reseaech required. The same in principle should be true of space.

Presently, the US has difficulty keeping the oil and mining companies from misbehavior in the arctic area. Canada asserts control over much of the arctic waters, especially the northwest passage sealanes, but without US backing, as the ice thaws and melts, Canadians will be unable to prevent the Russians and Chinese from engaging in environmental and corporate crime, and/or violations of sovereignty.

Furthermore, the Russians claim the north pole is exclusively theirs. They actually planted a Russian flag under water at ocean bottom at the geographic north pole! Meanwhile, Argentina has for decades claimed the entire antarctic continent is theirs.

As climate change proceeds, won’t the future be fun !?!?

Eliseo,

Since you mentioned the current Russia-Ukraine crisis, do you have any thoughts on the astrological dimensions of the conflict, especially since Biden is now considering sending warships to the region? The June 10th eclipse (19 Gemini) closely conjoins both Russia’s Sun (DOB June 12, 1990 1:45 pm Moscow) and the US Mars (21 Gemini). Putin is becoming increasingly brazen in his military tactics. Very dangerous! See related articles for a more in-depth analysis ….

Russian Troops Mass near Ukraine’s Border, Raising Threat of Wider War

https://www.axios.com/russian-troops-ukraine-border-donbas-military-d742ad06-1bf2-4273-a8aa-968ee8146e1f.html

US Considering Sending Warships To Black Sea Amid Russia-Ukraine Tensions

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/04/08/politics/ukraine-us-black-sea/index.html

Jerry,
From my phone:
Many thanks for the heads-up on the eclipse and the links you provided. The monitor on my computer with my astrology program died, (I hope to replace it in the next few weeks) but offhand I would interpret the danger involved as dangerous for both the US and Russia, but more so for the US diplomatically, more so for the Russians militarily, (being.)

You are absolutely right. Putin IS now more brazen in his military tactics. But much depends on whether Turkey chooses to favor the US, their purported NATO ally, or Russia. The Turks control the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus. In past decades as a NATO ally they would have allowed US warships access to the Black sea. No question. Nowadays, maybe yes, maybe no. The Turks have been increasingly less cooperative with the US and other NATO allies, even going so far as making deals with the Russians which are against NATO rules. To my knowledge, they’ve even bought Russian military equipment!

I believe they will eventually jump into bed with the Russians, the question is when. Do we have a reliable chart for Turkey? For Erdogan? They’ll do it if, and as soon as they perceive it advantageous to their desire to restore their hegemony, their quest to reinstate the Ottoman empire.

Furthermore, Russian paranoia of the US is rising, as their patience with us is diminishing. Their orange colored inside man and mole is no longer in charge. Were US ships to enter the Black sea, they would certainly take it as a provocation; it would also for them be a test of Biden’s mettle. Bluffing, or will his commanders have permission to give the order to fire? If they fire, what might be their target? Actual Russian assets? Adjacent territory? Warning shots “across the bow?”

I think you may have identified a supremely important astrological aspect which is likely to have long standing, pregnant consequences. I think Putin is in a mood to push as far as he can get away with. I believe he is more willing to risk direct confrontation with the US than any of his predecessors.

As uncomfortable as it is for those of us who love democracy and human rights, it is important to know the Russians believe “ownership” of Ukraine is vital and strategically necessary for their survival. Geographically speaking, they may be right. Nevertheless, Ukranians have not forgotten how heavy was the hand of their former Soviet oppressors.

As distasteful as it is, it may be more to our advantage to stay out of this one. It’s Biden’s call. Before he issues the command, he needs to know whether the Turks will cooperate with us, whether they’ll allow us entry into the Black sea or not, and what if any further assistance they might provide.

Biden’s a smart and competent man. His reading of Putin, how he might act and react, needs to be spot on. I don’t want to overread the astrological aspects or the actual situation but this one looks at least a bit ominous.

My experience with the interpretation of such aspects is surely not as broad or deep as is yours. How does it compare, as one example with the Cuban missile crisis? …Or with the downing of Korean flight 007 on September 1, 1983, or with the Soviet entry into Afghanistan? Or during the Iran hostage crisis when our rescue helicopters crashed in the dust and sands of the Iranian desert?

Thank You again for such a good question. I’m sorry I cannot answer at this time more definitively, and without posing more questions. Blessings.

ADDENDUM to the above

About 18 years ago Astrology Weekly published an interesting analysis on the US Black Moon Lilith placement (19 ’35 Virgo). The main premise is that this sensitive degree when impacted by transits sometimes contributed to war. The astrologer cites a number of key examples in this study.

It had occurred to me that the June 10th, 2021 solar eclipse (19 ’47 Gemini) could be a major factor in this eclipse. Here is the article…..

America’s Pretexts for War

“Most of the great results of history are brought about by discreditable means.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson – Considerations by the Way)

Disclaimer:

Judging history from an objective viewpoint is an impossible task. This article is a collection of astrological observations and historical considerations, from my limited perspective. No offense intended, whatsoever. Feel free to accept the ideas and conclusions presented herein or reject them.

The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

This article explores historical events related to USA wars using the astrology. The reason for doing this was the observation that the ways the USA is involved in wars is tightly correlated with the aspects of Mars in USA natal chart, that is, the square with the Black Moon Lilith and Neptune.

In particular, when it comes to finding war pretexts, Lilith’s natal position in US natal charts seems extremely sensitive to transits, progressions or solar arcs and stands for media manipulation, lies and different dirty tricks, such as inflicting self-damage and then blaming it on the enemy, as a way to wage war. Or, as Ralph Waldo Emerson has put it :”Most of the great results of history are brought about by discreditable means.”

US natal chart data used (Sibly chart): July 4, 1776, 5:10 pm LMT, Philadelphia PA

Continued…….

https://www.astrologyweekly.com/astrology-articles/war-pretexts.php

Hi Eliseo,

Just noticed your reply after posting mine.

You wrote: “Biden’s a smart and competent man. His reading of Putin, how he might act and react, needs to be spot on. I don’t want to overread the astrological aspects or the actual situation but this one looks at least a bit ominous.”

Evaluating the June 10th eclipse aspects more closely, I was surprised to discover that the Mars-Uranus midpoint (21 ’06 Gemini) is right on the US Mars/Russian Sun and Solar Eclipse degrees. Here’s the 6/10/21 Solar Eclipse chart for reference:

https://cafeastrology.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/new-moon-solar-eclipse-june-2021-gemini.png

One astrologer describes the Uranus-Mars midpoint in this way:

Planets activating the Mars/Uranus midpoint

Principle: Sudden and unexpected actions. To find one’s own independent and unique way of doing things. To be assertively rebellious. Accidents, which are a manifestation of pent-up energy that need to be released. To be impulsive in one’s actions, and/or to act erratically. Inspired action.
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I think the June 10th eclipse energy appears to reflect a sudden, unexpected and perhaps even violent event. Eclipse energy tends to release restrictions, a departure from the norm. Also to be noted; tr. Mars is in near exact opposition to the 2021 US Inaugural Sun (0 Aquarius).

Here’s an article I found helpful in understanding the Mars-Uranus energy. . . . . . .

ASPECTS BETWEEN MARS AND URANUS & MARS/URANUS MIDPOINT

Mars-Uranus is the aspect of the impatient, the short fuse, accelerating and accidents. Mars in aspect with Uranus is frequent in the charts of terrorists.

Continued…..

http://www.astromarkt.net/astrology_to_study-html/mars-in-aspect-with-uranus-html/

Jerry,
Very Interesting! ThankYou!

My rising sign begins at about 27 degrees of Geminii. In my personal experience, I’ve noticed when transiting Mars conjuncts my natal Uranus in Cancer in my first house, I have to watch my red headed temper more assidously. I’ll also now look at the mars/uranus midpoint in my natal and progressed charts as soon as I can get my computer going again.

Note also the comment from Andre:
He stated that in “mid-June Mars will oppose Pluto, Saturn will square Uranus and there will be a solar eclipse, all around Trump’s solar return, which I anticipate will be the time for his indictment.”

Presuming Andre’s interpretation is correct,
I’m thinking that when trump is indicted, the trumpers might act out violently. It could be big enough to keep us quite preoccupied. That’s precisely when I’d expect Russia or China to make whatever geopolitical or military move they believe would ordinarily be obstructed, prevented, or impeded by the US.

Look’s like June may be a pretty exciting month. Also, with a bit of luck, presuming I’m hired, I hope at that time to be teaching again at one of our local community colleges or universities.

I expect the world energies at that time might be pretty intense..

One quick follow up if I may. Perhaps a confirmation of what we are discussing. . . . .

One astrologer thought it important to note down the date when Mars in Gemini conjoins the June 10, 2021 eclipse degree (it is exact April 6th). She felt it may offer a clue as to what we can expect at the time of the June eclipse. I believe consultations among cabinet members in the Biden administration in sending warships to the region might have occurred around that time?

Here are the astrologer’s comments in a recent video:

Mars In Gemini Conjunct June 10 Solar Eclipse

Video: 4 min 27 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhSWTX-ob3Q

And here is an article dated April 6th….

Russia-Ukraine Border Crisis: World War Will Begin In A Month, Warns Military Analyst

WION
April 6, 2021

The analysis comes after President Vladimir Putin deployed up to 4,000 Russian soldiers along with tanks and other armoured vehicles to the disputed border with its neighbour

The crisis on the Russia-Ukraine border has Europe on high alert, with a defence analyst warning the situation could descend into a “world war” within weeks if tensions aren’t stemmed.

Continued. . . . .

https://www.wionews.com/world/russia-ukraine-border-crisis-world-war-will-begin-in-a-month-warns-military-analyst-375591

Elseo: I believe you stated you are Gemini rising. Here info you might be interested in:

Live Your Best Life Now
A live, online workshop hosted by Yasmin Boland
APR 13 , 2021 – FOR GEMINI RISING PEOPLE
12 PM LONDON TIME

https://magic.moonology.com/written-in-the-stars-gemini

I am also Gemini rising. I think the cost is $25; not sure if I will attend webinar or not.

We must incline ourselves to Meditate with Peace and Good Will as our intention. Worrying only wastes our energy and makes us sick.

We are seeing amazingly good things beginning to take root after almost losing our Democracy.
Remember where we were a year ago.

We can choose to transmit positive and healing vibrations in each moment.

Angellight,
Thank You. I appreciate your thoughtfulness. But as of present, I can’t afford the $25. What degree are you of Gemini rising?

Will,
So right you are. Realistic optimism mixed with a goodly amount of meditation works well.

BTW, We have much to look forward to. Advances are accelerating in the medical and biotech fields. It is probable in the next 5 years we will have a vaccine to prevent, and a cure for most varieties of cancer. We are also edging closer to the ability to grow DNA compatible replacement organs, AND the reversal of aging through regeneration of our telomeres. And much more!

On April 11th, 2021 we have a New Moon at 22+° Aries. The New Moon is very “Aries”, featuring 5 planets (Chiron, Mercury, Sun, Moon, Venus) conjunct recently unveiled Dwarf planet Eris, planet of Discord. Eris the activist and warrior Goddess implores us to take a stand and get involved in projects that define the truth of who we have evolved to be. Eris encourages us to start being brave about everything. We are to drive out darkness and be the light and spread the Light. We are to overcome our weaknesses and be the one God wants us to be. The New Moon calls warriors and warrioresses of peace to arise and fight for what is good, true and beautiful, and set the world on fire!

Warriors & Warrioresses for Peace Arise! – Cosmos Total Health

https://shar.es/aoQpPK

Re: The pros and cons of taking the Corona Virus vaccine.

Although off-topic (non astrological), since this is a concern for many, I wonder if we can get a discussion going on this.

Here in India, my wife and I are still considering all the options, but as yet have not come to a firm decision. There are so many unknowables, AND to complicate matters, we are now heading into a full blown second lockdown with no clear endgame in sight.

A close friend of mine posted the following remarks in Facebook today which I am reproducing below. Any thoughts/ feedback would be most appreciated……..

“I had a long conversation today with a very close friend who lives in the Bay Area, but who’s parents live in France. She talks to them a lot and they told her that in France the media is reporting all sides of the Pandemic issue and their is a huge open and contentious debate with a large % of the population who are opting not to get vaccinated until more of this fiasco has played out. Her parents who are close to my age decided not to get vaccinated until more long term safety data is available. The point is that in the United States of Amnesia, there is almost total censorship of opposing points of view and the issue has now become totally polarized and political. Instead of a healthy debate and real information, Americans are being herded into mass vaccination through the force of fear and political correctness. Real Science is no where to be seen. Now they are coming for our children and grandchildren. I am shocked at how few of my friends and family have any idea what is really going on with this Pandemic and worse still, they don’t want to know! There is really no excuse for this since we all have had plenty of time to do our homework on this issue. This much I can say with conviction and certainty, this will not end well. The purpose of vaccinations was to achieve herd immunity, but these vaccines are so flawed (they don’t protect against infection and reinfection and transmission) and they are not capable of initiating herd immunity, because the virus is mutating around the vaccine induced specific antibodies. This will likely become more and more obvious within a few months at the latest, as the VOCS (Variants of Concern) continue to evolve into more and more dangerous strains. What is driving all this? Misguided human intervention in a natural pandemic is driving the viral evolution of the virus and this includes continual lock-down’s and re-openings, combined with the vaccination program itself, which is pressuring the virus to mutate and escape the immune system at a rapid rate. I will be very surprised if we don’t see full scale vaccine resistance from the virus within the very near future. Where is all this heading? The point is, human intervention in the Covid-19 Pandemic has been so ill-conceived and ill-advised so far, that we have caused a fairly benign original viral strain to mutate and become more and more dangerous, more and more virulent, more transmissible, more infectious and more deadly, with no end in sight. The weapons developed to fight this enemy are the wrong weapons for the war we are in. There was a strategy that would have worked had cooler more wise experts been able to be heard at the beginning of the Pandemic. Now it is too late, because we are no longer dealing with a ‘natural pandemic’ we are dealing with a potential endless series of brand new Pandemics dominated by more and more virulent strains (VOC’s) of the virus. This is a man-made disaster of epic proportions.

Jerry, is this person a scientist? Where is his proof? Yes, the virus has mutated but what makes your friend think we cannot deal with the mutations and they will be endless?

Jerry thank you for posting your 10:38 post. It illustrates yet another of the major problems the human race finds itself in. The inability (learned ignorance) and laziness to ask critical questions, to look for reason and debate point of view. Eliseo has posted about this several times. At the moment it appears this has all the airmarks of the dark side of the coming of the age of Aquarius (or maybe it is already here). My lonley heart has trouble holding the light, especially when my eyes, ears and Pisces mind peeks out into the world.

Hi Sharon,

Excellent question. This friend obviously has strong opinions on the subject. He is not a scientist, but by virtue of owning a flourishing multi million dollar business specializing in Blue Green Algae and other vitamin health products I think he has a certain underlying grasp of the issues. I can’t say that I disagree with him. There is a general perception among some health experts that due to the overwhelming urgency of the situation, politically and economically. the trial period for vaccine research which normally takes years was rushed through under a year without regard to normal safeguards and proper vetting procedures. Just a perception mind you, but there it is. The question whether the research data has been prematurely compromised due to big business/ corporate interests (Bill Gates and company etc, etc) is a concern. We may be flying by the seat of our pants (if I can use that expression). No matter what is presented, reasons for or against the vaccine, there is still an uneasy lack of clarity to all this. We are presently waiting for a more definitive answer to these questions.

In the mean time, loading up on vitamin C, D, zinc, immunity boosters and all the other protective measures one can think of is the middle way we have chosen for now. That can change in a few weeks time. I’d like to see more re-assuring data.

Hi Jerry,

Thank you for stirring the pot of discourse and debate.

“The point is that in the United States of Amnesia, there is almost total censorship of opposing points of view and the issue has now become totally polarized and political. Instead of a healthy debate and real information, Americans are being herded into mass vaccination through the force of fear and political correctness. Real Science is no where to be seen.”

I disagree with this statement – your friend brushes with broad and careless strokes. I actually sense he may be rather paranoid and prone toward taking conspiracy-theories to heart.

I would error on the side of caution at this time; I am fully vaccinated and I feel good about this. We must not forget that for all of the bashing of Big Pharma (not withstanding the obscene greed and lack of ethics) we homo-sapiens are living long, productive and active lives largely due to helpful modern medicine.

I think your friend might do well to place a bit more faith in good science and good medicine.

Laura Willow,

” It illustrates yet another of the major problems the human race finds itself in. The inability (learned ignorance) and laziness to ask critical questions, to look for reason and debate point of view.”

Amen.

I am of the persuasion that there is a very fine line between willful ignorance and evil.

Seems a bit emptier here without Barbk’s steady presence, grace and wisdom, although everyone seems to be doing a great job at adding to the space in her apparent absence.

Barbk, I hope you are well. I worry as others have expressed that you may have indeed “transcended your transits” but know that you are still sharing your energy and insights with us wherever your current whereabouts may be.

Have been thinking of you in India Jerry – NZ has just halted flights from there because of the large number of more virulent cases now showing up in our quarantine facilities.

Re the vaccine – although the time frame for covid 2 was relatively short, work on the foundational building block work for the mrna antibody process has been in development for 10-20 years. It developed quickly because a)they weren’t starting from scratch, and b) everyone in the world was working on it.
For those who may be interested, here is a link to another blog where members have documented their side effects
https://www.jeannemayell.com/community/the-coronavirus-covid-19/the-vaccine-side-effects-what-we-know-and-your-experience/

Blessings to all.

There is a website called Planet Waves.net it is run by Eric Francis Coppolino, and investigative reporter and astrologer, he also has a background on toxicology, he has a brilliant mind.

He has a podcast every Friday and for the past year he has compiled a comprehensive report on Covid-19, with interviews with world class scientists.

Love to all

Angellight, thank you for your early-morning post on the New Moon in Aries. I agree authentic spiritual warriors are more than ever needed at this time.

BuckeyeShadow, barbk has helped us to get through the night of the Trump years. For that I shall be always be grateful. She done good.

Jerry, I believe there is now enough scientific evidence to say that vaccines protect us from infection and transmission. Current uncertainties as I understand them are: how long do they protect us, and do they protect us from variants? I fear a variant that will be stronger than current vaccines, but believe we will eventually overcome all variants even if we have to get a new shot every year as some do for the flu. I trust science and reason, even though I think that ultimately super-rational knowledge like intuition, faith, hope, love and astrology are superior. Finally, I am immensely proud of my French heritage and often partial to it, but often the French can be as blind and irrational as Americans or any other nation. I don’t trust them on vaccines.

Kiwi, Jerry,
“the foundational building block work for the mrna antibody process has been in development for 10-20 years. It developed quickly because a)they weren’t starting from scratch, and b) everyone in the world was working on it.”

Yes, Kiwi. I’m glad you mentioned that. I’ve been telling people the same thing for months. Covid-19 is a variant or strain of the SARS virus which first appeared in humans in 2002. Ever since then labs all over the world have been studying the virus, and developing vaccines and strategies to control it. When covid-19 manifested, we already had a 19 year head start on vaccine development.

There are two principle reasons why further mutations are developing quickly.
(1) Too many of us are unable to properly manage our desires and emotions, therefore tending to risky behaviors, which of course further spreads the virus and increases potential for mutation.
(2) Too many governments consist of short sighted greedheads who value $$$$ over human life, especially if that life is of a lower social class, the wrong race, etc. They are part of a class of folks who maintain and perpetuate a self-serving, refuted, consistently disproven and false ideology that they may justify and clothe their consistently predatory economic behavior in a patina of false virtue.

In most countries, these are the only folks who can afford to run for office!

Looking ahead to the off year 2021 Elections how does the astrology look for Joe Biden and the Democrats?

To Will, Kiwi, Eliseo and Andre,

All points noted. Very well expressed. Thank you for the feedback. May the voice of reason (and good faith) prevail.

My wife is a teacher. Her employer is gently persuading her to take the vaccine. More than likely we will be following through with the suggestion by the end of the month.

Eliseo, the scientists in NZ have been doing a stellar job since the very beginning with the dna mutation sequencing – it has enabled them to tell who caught it from whom, investigating also when and how, which in turn has enabled them to ring fence any outbreaks emanating from the border and quarantine facilities. Its really rather remarkable. They have been willingly sharing learned info with others in the world for over a year now. Fortunately our scientists were allowed to lead the politicians; NZers complied willingly with our initial 6wk ultra strict lockdown because they explained the science so well in a common sense manner. The govt supplemented earnings; paying 80% wages for people to stay home, and the cabinet took a 20% pay cut, to set an example of ‘shared pain’! The initial govt spending has actually paid off with higher gdp being generated much sooner than expected.

Hi Laura Willow,

Yes. I share your thoughts on this. As you pointed out we are in the midst of great challenges, but I’m confident it is all for the best. We will emerge from all this with a much better perspective in the end.

Kiwi,
“The govt supplemented earnings; paying 80% wages for people to stay home, and the cabinet took a 20% pay cut, to set an example of ‘shared pain’!”

MYEVERLOVIN’GOD! WOW!
Can you see our Trump-loving R’s ever doing something that smart? I’m not even sure we could get our Dems to do that!

I think you NZ’s have a political culture morally superior to what we have here in the states.

“The initial govt spending has actually paid off with higher gdp being generated much sooner than expected.”

Of course! That’s rational, human centered economics at work. It requires long term thinking, something many here in the US are either incapable of, or are unwilling to do.

Might we borrow your parliament, PM, and her cabinet for a while to run our government and economy?

kiwi,

“Re the vaccine – although the time frame for covid 2 was relatively short, work on the foundational building block work for the mrna antibody process has been in development for 10-20 years. It developed quickly because a)they weren’t starting from scratch, and b) everyone in the world was working on it.”

True dat! I have a sense the antibodies will not last as long as we might hope – although I can’t back this up with any facts, I have these flashes that suggest to me that we will probably need at least yearly boosters. But now that the soul of our beleaguered nation has been snatched from the jaws of Satan and reason itself is finally eclipsing madness, hopefully we will be much better rehearsed and prepared.

Hi aglo – yes, Eric Francis has made quite a contribution to the field of astrology. Very creative man.

barbk, I hope you are recovering – I get a sense you have chosen to not beam-up but are probably in a state of repose for the time being. Healing, encouragement and strength to you.

Thank you so much, all of you.

sunstars,
Gratitude is always good, and You are welcome, but what are you thanking everyone for?

VERY interesting and inspiring article of the humble scientist, Katalin Kariko, who came to the U.S. from Hungry with her family and was terribly challenged in obtaining any kind of support for her ideas, except for a few lucky breaks when her higher-ups believed in her. With the help of a view of them, together they persisted in pursuing her ideas that ended up with the discovery of the messenger RNA that is the foundation of the current vaccine. Correct me if I’m wrong but I believe it is thought that it can be adapted to any new strains (I have not spent the time trying to understand it any more than I have gone beyond a certain level of astrology – but I believe my explanation is on the right track).

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/08/health/coronavirus-mrna-kariko.html?referringSource=articleShare&fbclid=IwAR12FHBqO7D9eKQ-jihdqHAHS53g7zYBxPkazPMiKT74y66PI48OFBTQ-gU

Thanks, kiwi, for your explanations and for updating us on what NZ did right. It would be interesting to do a comparison of our two governments to figure out if we could ever function in that matter. Our 2-party system where the ball goes back and forth and when each party is in control, they shape the government the way they want, in addition to the horrid propaganda put out by various “evil” players, including Russia, that is responsible for this stupid manipulation and mind control, just seems uncontrollable and unable to appeal to real intelligence and common sense.

Thinking of Barb and sending love to her wherever she is, and receiving hers back. Rest assured she is with us in spirit and soul.

I think the keys reasons for NZ covid success has been 1) small size and remote location; 2)strong voting mandate for labour govt in power, main opposition party (trumpish) in disarray; 3) excellent and consistent messaging to the public by PM, Director General of Health, & their surrogates; 5) national health system 6) PM’s insistence that good examples be set by leaders e.g. former Health Minister got demoted because he flouted initial lockdown rules.

Sharon, regardless of Trump, I dont think it would have worked in USA because of country size with so many moving parts, and the horse had already bolted so to speak. We closed border within 20 days of 1st case and went into full 6wk lockdown 3 days later. With Biden it probably would not have been as bad though – I understand he spoke with our PM re how we were handling covid

Kiwi,
Is your NZ national health system more akin to the Canadian single payer (socialized health insurance) or the UK National Health Service (socialized medicine)?

SharonK,
On April 8 you posted:
“On the other hand, the Democrats/Left doesn’t have all the answers and we need healthy input and solutions from the moderates and reasonable Conservatives as well.”

On April 11 you posted:
“Our 2-party system where the ball goes back and forth and when each party is in control, they shape the government the way they want,”…

IMO, way too many of our Dem & R politicians are blindly committed, more to their ideology than to reality. Ideology is an imperfect map, not the actual territory.

This is why, although all my life I’ve been much further Leftward than most Dems, I’ve nevertheless tended to support the more moderate Dems.

In what we’ve experienced as “normal times,” a moderate Dem could be persuaded a legislative idea was a good one, whether or not it sprung from Left or Right. What irks and frustrates me is how much our public discourse has been poisoned, the toxins derived from a variety of sources, rendering these times in which we live experentially, very abnormal. Our mental political ocean has become quite a cesspool.

The level of honesty, and devotion to country over party has gone up and down for the past 232 years (from advent of our constitution) in concert with astrological cycles. But I pray that within our lifetime, we can reassert and reestablish a higher standard of virtue as a new normal.

On the one hand, I’m glad we’ve ousted the orange ogre from the White House, and hopefully in time we’ll rid the congress, the judiciary, and our state legislatures of his parasitic apostles and devotees. On the other, I’m exhausted by the narcissistic nihilism of the R’s and the narrow naivete of the Dems.

Eliseo, NZ has a mix of public and private. Practically speaking, the public system is centrally funded from tax dollars, but implemented by regionally run hospital boards.

This from wiki
“In the mid 19th century New Zealand’s first public hospitals created by Governor George Grey and were available for those who could not afford a private doctor.The Public Health Act 1872 introduced local authority health boards. These were funded primarily by the local ratepayers and subsidised by the national government. There was still a large reliance on private charity to make up any shortfall. From 1909 poorer districts were given disproportionately more funding from the national government.In 1938, the Social Security Act from the First Labour Government attempted to provide government funded healthcare to all. A free health system, with hospital and other health services universally available to all New Zealanders was the vision behind the Social Security Act 1938. This was never fully realised due to ongoing disputes between the medical profession and the Government. Health services evolved as a dual system of public and private health care subsidised through a series of arrangements known as the General Medical Service (GMS) benefits established in 1941.
This is the situation now, which is currently undergoing a nationwide review, post covid. https://www.health.govt.nz/new-zealand-health-system

Thanks, kiwi, for your clear explanation. Well done.

And you, of course, are correct, Eliseo. Ideology, not reality… I saw a guy being interviewed about why he moved his family to Tx today. Apparently, it’s a thing. People in CA are moving to TX for the freedoms. I could empathize when he spoke. Freedom is a good thing, especially for children that need school and play. I guess each side has its points. It’s when they become too extreme and they can’t see the other side’s needs it becomes the problem that we now have (and it’s the same when it’s between 2 individuals or small groups).

Isn’t it in TX where many froze to death b/c no govt mandate on fixing aging equipment. They carry guns in TX and yet have had a fatal gun shooting every year.

The proposed military budget is $753 billion.

The proposed education budget is $102 billion.

See the problem?

https://twitter.com/DarrigoMelanie/status/1381234389758148608?s=20

Addendum to my statements above re: Russia, China, Crimea, Turkey, etc.

The Turks allowed US warships into the Black Sea. The increase of Russian soldiers on the border of and within eastern Ukraine may be merely a military training exercise, OR the prelude to a coordinated attack. US & NATO top brass are watching closely.

Demographic trend: Russian citizens are moving westward out of Siberia, past the Ural mountains to the larger cities where jobs, healtcare, and goods and services are available and cheaper. Their numbers increase with every year.

Simultaneously, the number of Chinese in Siberia grows each year. As Russian Siberia gradually warms from climate change, Chinese agribusiness leaders lease more and more land for commercial farming, where they also employ more and more Chinese workers. The Russians are increasingly becoming dependent on the Chinese farmers for their groceries.

The future of the Asian portion of Russia looks Chinese. By the time eastern China succumbs to sea level rise and the other effects of climate change, they will take refuge northward into Siberia. The Russian government will probably be helpless to prevent 1/2 to 2/3 of their territory becoming the “new China.”

For 4000 years, China was #1. The Chinese call the era of 1839 through 1949 their “century of humiliation.” But they’ve gone through more than a century of traumatic degredation. As I posted above, the imperialist process over China began in the 1750’s. “From 1840-1940 China went from being a leading civilization to a poor, broken, and subjugated country.” It is easy to comprehend why they are angry, and distrust the West. They want revenge. They want their glory back.

Humiliated nations like 1930’s post WWI Germany, or present day Russia, China, or Iran eventually go to war to reassert their sense of dominance and importance.

Sharon Deep on Face Book
55m ·
12 April 2021
“Looking Up! ~ in Whirled Service”
In the wake of energies from an Aries New Moon, a “TIME OUT!” is called from 8am to 2pm ET for us to recollect ourselves
It is a good time to use our creative imaginations to visualize new initiatives occurring
When our Moon shifts into Taurus at 2pm ET, we feel a need to anchor, in some small way, the seed of our new initiative
In Aries: we ‘get’ the seed
— as our One Soul whispers the esoteric keynote of Aries:
“I come forth and from the plane of mind, I rule”
While in Taurus: we plant the seed, anchoring it
And in Gemini: we give it love, letting it flourish
So, today, it is as if we are sitting on the bench, ‘Time Out’, contemplating the seeds of new ideas being impressed upon us
And after, when our Moon shifts into Taurus at 2pm ET … it is a free day for us to take small steps toward anchoring our seeds
What will we initiate?
A new attitude?
A new quality of being?
A new practice/discipline?
A new orientation?
A new awareness?
A new identification?
If anyone ‘gets’ the seed to explore astrology with me, private message me on facebook.
We can take a few small steps together in planting the seed
And we can give it love … as something new comes forth
Have a good day everyone!
And may our efforts in using our creative imaginations to visualize new initiatives occurring serve as a blessing, bringing forth a clearer channel in the divine circulatory flow of energies … with a Love to all and for all”

It has been reported the Duante Wright – police incident/killing occurred “mid afternoon” of the 11th. This would have placed it approx. 6 hours before the powerful 22 Aries New Moon. Tr. Mars at the time (22 Gemini) was in close sextile to the waxing New Moon. As a result, racial tensions are running high with protests spreading to a number of other cities including New York City for a second night in a row. This, in addition to the George Floyd trial currently underway brings front and center the simmering distrust between law enforcement and minority relations. It seems Leo Tallarico got it right. In case you missed it, here is a partial review of the April 11th New Moon that was posted last week……

Getting Ready for Spring by Leo Knight Tallarico

“……. This Spring Equinox is a time to wake up out of winter rest. But the true time of New Beginnings and Awakening is when the Moon catches up to the Sun in Aries for a New Moon in Aries.

That happens this year on April 11. And this Aries New Moon is more powerful than usual as it is makes a close square to Pluto in Capricorn at the same 22 degrees of cardinal signs that happened at the most powerful conjunction of Saturn and Pluto in January 2020. That aspect helped bring on the Covid Virus.

This New Moon in Aries will also be making close sextile formations with both Jupiter in Aquarius and Mars in Gemini. And that Mars will have just returned to its natal USA chart position of 21+ degrees of Gemini.

And to top it all off, the American Civil War began on April 12 1861 with shots fired at Fort Sumner that day. The Sun was at the same 22+ degrees of Aries that it is on April 11 2021.

We are obviously in a modern day Culture War, not that dissimilar to issues that brought on the American Civil War. The January 6 invasion of the USA Capitol is proof of such a notion.

That Aries New Moon on April 11 could bring focus on the USA Culture War at this time.

Eclipse Season starts a month or 6 weeks later. This will be a most important Eclipse Season.

Right now enjoy the soul travels of Pisces, keeping in mind it is a good time for healing, crying, sadness while grieving and releasing old memories of times gone by.

Let it all go without judgment, and get your self ready for the Equinox on March 20, which is an appetizer for the April New Moon in Aries on April 11.”

Continued……

https://spiritualtherapy.wpcomstaging.com/2021/03/13/getting-ready-for-spring-and-astrology-forecast-march-14-20/

Sea levels will rise by at least 20 feet. Say goodbye to South Florida and New Orleans.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/commentisfree/2021/apr/13/sea-level-rise-climate-emergency-harold-wanless

Andre,

“Two to three feet of sea level rise may not sound like much, but it will transform human societies the world over. In south Florida, where I live, residents will lose access to fresh water. Sewage treatment plants will fail, large areas will persistently flood, and Miami Beach and other barrier islands will be largely abandoned. In China, India, Egypt and other countries with major river deltas, two to three feet of sea level rise will force the evacuation of tens of millions of people and the loss of vast agricultural lands.”

Aye, there’s the rub. Whenever I come upon aerial views of Manhattan NY, Chicago, Florida, Louisiana and coastal Texas, it becomes painfully evident that the shores of those places are already on the threshold of being swallowed by the surrounding bodies of water. I think to myself, “It won’t be long before we begin seeing much more dramatically-destructive consequences of our collective willful suspension of disbelief regarding man-made climate imbalance. What is encouraging is perceptible incremental awakening to the highly probable devastation from flooding. The diluvian comingling of lethal toxic chemical and industrial substances in addition to raw sewage with the Mother Nature’s great waters due to future negligence will take Katrina’s terrors to unimaginable dimensions.
If each one of us (thank you Andre) help to raise awareness and contribute solutions to mitigate such calamity, there is hope for a net positive effect. The greatly engineered seawalls and pump-assisted dikes of Netherlands come to mind as temporary means of managing the advancing rise of sea waters due to thermal pollution.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Oosterscheldedam_storm_Rens_Jacobs.jpg#/media/File:Oosterscheldedam_storm_Rens_Jacobs.jpg

https://images.app.goo.gl/KGc6YJC7DBj5Y9ot8

New Orleans has a pretty good levee, flood gate and pumping system that will suffice for a while but I don’t know how long. Most levels were raised after Katrina, and good sea walls were added, reinforced, etc. The Netherlands was consulted at the time.

Myron, my husband, has a good template that he came up with for an electricity rate design where the power companies would incentivize customers for using appliances at night when it’ supplied by wind power; hence, cheaper. The savings could help finance storage batteries so people who have solar, etc. could have a good supply when the sun is not out or when there are electrical outages. Investments could also be made in more energy efficient appliances and in community solar farms that allow people the use of solar generated power without having to place panels on their roofs. The City of New Orleans has been considering it and put out a proposal to attract competing designs; however, Covid came along and there have been other priorities. Of course, Entergy, our power company, has been fighting this the entire time, and even managed to get the regulators to approve a new peaking power plant, which everyone had been fighting, because there are better methods of dealing with periods when energy use is peaking (as mentioned).

If this rate design was widely adopted, it could lower emissions on a broad scale.

By the way, our city council are responsible for regulating power and telling Entergy what to do, thanks to the work of Myron and a colleague and a group of like-minded citizens about 35 years ago by organizing two referenda that the city voted on (the first one failed; the second one passed). We are one of the only (maybe only) cities in the country that have this control.

Of course, as the article Andre posted stated (and I posted the article on FB btw), trapping carbon in the sky and, especially, in the ocean are also very big deals.

There is large agricultural movement to replenish dry lands all over the world by planting certain grasses, as documented on documentary, “Kiss the Ground” (playing on Netflix) to trap carbon. Democratic Underground recently had information on a grass that’s informally called “eelgrass” that has more protein than rice and that stores carbon faster than a rainforest. https://www.democraticunderground.com/1016291495

Andre, Will, Sharon K,
The statement the author makes that that the climate crisis IS larger than anyone realizes is a profound understatement. I began reading climate science in the late 1960’s. As the 80’s came around, I noticed two peculiar trends.

One was the use of all the “A” words at end of reports and articles, as in astonished, amazed, astounded, etc. as scientists kept getting very uexpected results from their measurements; greenhouse gases and glacial melt were proceeding far faster than they had predicted.

Secondly, the estimates as to when these changes would coalesce and accumulate into serious problems for civilization had to be repeatedly revised. They at first thought it would get serious in about 500 years. As new and better data came in, potential castrophe loomed sooner and sooner until where we are now.

AND

“These models assume that sea level rise unfolds gradually, but the geological record shows that in fact it can occur in rapid pulses.”

That’s very true. The geological record shows, as an example the inundation of what we call the former subcontinent of sundaland, which was larger than all India, was done in three sudden and successive floods, 14, 000 years ago, again 11, 500, and 8000 years ago. What was left were the higher points, what are now Sumatra, Java, Borneo, SE Asia, etc.

I personally suspect, as did Buckminster Fuller, and later Stephen Oppenheimer, (1999, Eden in the East) there was an advanced civilization in sunda at last glacial maximum, 21,500 years ago. Oppenheimer is one of our top 5 living geneticists. His work is
scholarly non fiction with good scientific basis.

But back on track here: IMHO, even the best political plans and proposals we’ve devised to counter climate change are too little, too late. They are all too timid. Achieve X by such & such date. None of those dates are soon enough! IMO, we have the technology to do what is necessary to seriously mitigate the problem and prevent the worst possible consequences.

I believe that if we do not act more radically within the next 10 years, those consequences will manifest far sooner, far faster than anyone wants to believe. Meanwhile, we are busy setting the stage for WWIII, which is likely to be ended not by treaty, but by those aforementioned and sudden climate catastrophes. We are a species of fools!

What we need to focus upon to solve the issue is to generate specific solutions that can reverse the much feared dystopian nightmare

Its never too late to improve. Quantum advances can and do occur over relatively short passages of time. To wit, recall the extraordinary plunge of air pollution and environmental contaminants we saw just a month or so after automobile and jet travel came to a relative stand-still and industrial waste from manufacturing ground to what seemed was almost retrograde movement. For me this was one silver-lining of the infection.

It comes down to what kind of energy we choose to channel in any particular day, hour, minute or second. Joni Mitchell was/is right;

Bad news comes knocking
At your garden gate
Knocking for you
Constant stranger
You’re a brute, you’re an angel
You can crawl, you can fly too
It’s down to you
It all comes down to you

Astrology Forecast April 11-17
By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Active week ahead; movement forward; potential conflicts; “ready or not here it comes”

This week begins with a strong fiery New Moon in Aries Sunday April 11 at 10:31 PM EDT. When the first sliver of lighted Moon shows in the sky, which will be April 12/13, then the fire will begin its burn. That fire will be stoked by its close connections to Jupiter and Mars. That Mars is closely conjunct the USA natal Mars. This New Moon is closely sextile that same USA natal Mars.

Conflict with and/or within USA has either begun or is being threatened this lunar cycle.

A Venus in Aries square Pluto happens close to the same time Sunday: 11:20 PM EDT

………. China and the far east in general are poised to increase their power in the world. Taiwan is a hot spot now and the Western World will soon be involved in conflict there.

Russia right now is poised to invade Ukraine and make their own challenge with the Western World. This could very well explode now or during the next few months.

The USA Culture War also is triggered now, as the American Civil War, which began on April 12, 1861, has its Sun in Aries at 22 degrees- same as this New Moon in Aries on April 11 2021. That Civil War began 161 years ago.

These events are likely to begin soon, some within this Aries Lunar Cycle which lasts until the New Moon in Taurus on May 11. Eclipse Season begins then and will unleash more exciting energies with eclipses on May 26 and June 10.

Remember that the Uranus/Saturn square this year is about the interplay between Chaos and Order. And that square is exact again on June 14.

A Solar Eclipse New Moon in Gemini on June 10 makes conjunction with the USA natal Mars in Gemini (21 degrees Gemini).

The New Moon in Aries on April 11/12 will at the least begin to get you motivated to look forward, to make plans, to speak out, to tell the truth, to be brave, to stand up for what you believe.

Venus square Pluto on Sunday the 11th/12th will tend to push out into the open relationship patterns that need to be confronted and transformed. Sunday/Monday could be intense.

Continued……

https://spiritualtherapy.wpcomstaging.com/2021/04/10/launch-time-and-astrology-forecast-april-11-17/

A climate research station off Cape Cod has been abandoned because of the rising sea. This will continue to happen until Pluto reaches Pisces and we must face critical change with respect to the world’s coastlines.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/14/cape-cod-climate-research-station

Saturn Square Uranus 2021 by Donnaz Page

It is Saturn in one corner versus Uranus in the other.

The strength of Saturn is very strong in the sigh of Aquarius yet Uranus is the maverick, ready to invent and use moves not seen before.

The story of Saturn and Uranus began back in October 1988 when they were conjunct in the Sign of Sagittarius. The defining event that epitomizes what Saturn and Uranus do together was the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The first quarter square of Saturn and Uranus in 1999 corresponded with the dot com bubble. Between November 2008 and July 2010 Saturn and Uranus had 5 oppositions to each other during the time of the great recession. The early oppositions were between Virgo and Pisces and final opposition was with Aries and Libra.

In 2021 there will be 3 last quarter squares between the two pressuring once again the economy, and the fundamental beliefs and principles of the structure of the best use of government for the benefit of the people. If the past points towards the future then 2021 will also see a financial hardship in some sectors. This isn’t much of a stretch since the global pandemic has virtually closed the doors on many sectors of commerce, such as the travel industry, hotels, restaurants, music venues and many small businesses such as yoga studios and coffee shops.

Saturn is the old way of doing things, even though Saturn is in the sign of Aquarius which is bringing a fresh look at the old pattern. Saturn’s gift is the principle of hard work and diligently overcoming obstacles with measured patience and perseverance. Saturn archetype is the tough older individual who experienced the school of hard knocks and made his way in life not by luck but determination. Saturn deals with limitations in the material world and is quick to point out problems. Saturn can rule with fear, fear of failure, fear of the unknown, fear of losing what one has if taking a risk.

Uranus is the master of chaos and change. Uranus is known as the awakener; the one to create circumstances to uplift consciousness and reveal utterly new dimensions and shifts in perceptions. The archetype of Uranus is fine with chucking it all out and stepping into the unknown to see what else is possible. Uranus has no problem with pulling the rug out from under the life of humans and seeing how they will respond. Uranus believes that sudden change is the precursor for great awakening

Continued……..

https://lovinglightastrologer.com/saturn-square-uranus-2021-predictions/

I had uranus go through all of my Pisces placements ranging from 0 to about 25 degrees from 2003 through 2008 and I did not experience chaos, but did have change. However, they lifted me up and gave me a chance to grow and shine (10th house), and appeared as organic changes that were progressive and gave me a chance to process them (most of the time with just a few exceptions). A few years before that it went through my placements at about 18 Aquarius/Leo placements that involved mercury opp moon/pluto at one particular period (and, possibly retrograde periods) at which time I had major trouble with a friendship — anything else appeared to be part of life. I have largely had a favorable relationship with my uranus transits. Now, Neptune is at the last of my Pisces placements at around 22 and 24 Pisces in the 10th. I’ve been tracking it and I believe it’s heightened my empathy (and there was one experience when it transited my sun sign where I expected to win but that backfired; instead, I found another pathway to use). Now, there are some thorny medical issues that are hard to separate from each other or pin down causes of. I can see where a type of formlessness is involved and I have had to fight discouragement and sadness somewhat but there are still windows of light and beauty — so far. I am apprehensive about Pluto affecting all of us in the family with Leo, Aquarius and other fixed designations. I do not recall having much experience with Pluto and I certainly feel a little wary. On the other hand, I may feel powerful — who knows?

I guess my point is that I take exception at the dramatic description of Uranus involving chaos as that hasn’t been my experience at all, even though I know mundane expresses differently than individual astrology. However, I would hope the astrologer is being accurate and not just dramatic or taking poetic license with her writing.

Sharon,

I like the closing statement to the article which reads as follows…..

“….. Saturn is about the essentials and preparing yet Uranus is about being in the moment and responding to what shows up. Honoring both concepts is the key. And knowing what is essential, and how to dance with the changes will come deep from within as your intuitive higher self innately knows the path to walk.”

Speaking of which, I just noticed – the upcoming June 14th Saturn-Uranus square (13 Aquarius-Taurus) will form a t square to India’s natal Saturn/Pluto conjunction (13 Leo). Yikes!!!

Did you know that the worlds first electrical power plant station went into operation in the Fall of 1882 (in NYC and Wisconsin) at the time of a waxing Saturn-Uranus trine (exact Nov 15, 1882 at 22 Taurus-Pisces)?

Scorsese’s film The Current War depicts the fierce competition between Tesla, Westinghouse and Edison in the rush to radicalize the world with electrical power underlying the fact that not all change/ innovative technological discoveries are free from obstacles and difficulties. Here’s a theatrical trailer to the film:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnygkApjXCo

I like the closing statement, too, Jerry, and thanks for the info about “The Current War” – it’s something my husband would really like and I will enjoy it too.

One added thought to the above. As you can see, I am a great admirer of the arts and the big screen. Another film comes to mind that may put this in perspective. Sometimes what appears on the surface to be chaotic and is often resisted because it throws us into a place that is unfamiliar and unknown, if we choose to embrace it, that conscious choice may actually turn out to our benefit. The film I am speaking of is “A Little Chaos” starring Kate Winslet. Here is the trailer…..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENSjt4naxlE

Jerry,

You might enjoy reading When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron. Used to see her at Tea Garden in Los Angeles in the mid-2000s. I like just about anything she writes.

https://www.academia.edu/42280112/When_Things_Fall_Apart_Heart_Advice_for_Difficult_Times_by_Pema_Chodron

Hi Will,

Yes. Thank you. I have come across some of Pem Chedron’s material before. A lot of wisdom there. I like the way she sums up self-awareness in the following three minute video…..

Pema Chödrön: What to Do When You Lose It Completely

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asRKEXq-Y3g

Saudi Arabia’s water supply is collapsing. They could go the way of the Garamantes, an ancient people that lived a thousand years in the central Sahara desert until the water ran out.

https://thesenecaeffect.blogspot.com/2021/04/saudi-arabia-goes-way-of-garamantes.html?m=1&fbclid=IwAR1KHiP07bRVawANoKi4I2HrJednn8No6JzwT78WFxV5u-pNG-lFdLs67Rs

It feels to me as though by end of year our world will have descended into WWIII. I certainly hope I am wrong. Sometimes it is difficult to sort out the difference between our intuitions, fears, and what seem to be rational conclusions.

Authoritarian countries are more likely to start wars when they feel or believe they’ve been humiliated, which is certainly the case with Iran, Russia, and China. Presently, the Ukraine and Taiwan situations both look fairly bad. But in the case of Taiwan it is not militarily practical to invade except in April, May, or October.

Conversely, we might be facing scenarios more like the Soviet invasions of Hungary in 1956, or Czechoslovakia in 1968. In both cases, the western world complained vociferously, but we did not go to war.

Has anyone looked closely at the charts for the countries or leaders which might be involved?

It is interesting that this is happening now, during Biden’s presidency and not during Trump’s. Why would that be? Are they trying to imply that Trump was the stronger president and they would not invade other countries during his watch? Of course he was not the stronger president but was in cahoots with at least Putin. There was some mutuality going on there, as in we wash each others’ backs. So, how will Biden stand up to these countries who are obviously testing us, without getting us into a war? A lot of food for thought.

I read today, if I remember correctly, that the Ukraine is asking for troops from NATO.

Sharon K,
A heavy amount of propoganda has appeared on the net, especially youtube, talking about how much more dangerous the world is because Biden is predident. Often the piece looks ostensibly like legitimate news; but perhaps a quarter to half way through you realize it’s just more twisted, toxic disinformation. The irony, IMO is the world really has become more dangerous in great part because stumblebumdum DJT was president for 4 years!

I think it would be a mistake for NATO to put troops in Ukraine. In the long run, I do not believe the country is defensible. Were NATO troops to station there, they would need to be in extremely large numbers and remain indefinitely. Geography is on Russia’s side, and they know it. They are permanently next door!

Putting NATO troops in Ukraine would be like Russia putting troops in Mexico. It would be seen as a prelude to an attempt to conquer all or major portions of the USA. But time, geography, and culture would be on the American side. Hispanic culture is closer to ours socially and psychologically, whereas Russian culture would be very foreign to Mexicans.

The relationship is complex, but Ukraine & Russia have shared closely related cultures and histories for centuries. Prince Oleg of Novgorod, AKA Oleg the Prophet, moved the Rus capital from Novgorod to Kiev in 882 CE ! Russia has for centuries thought of Ukraine as their own. In terms of national security they regard it as essential to their safety and survival. If the Russian government decides to take ALL of Ukraine by force, they will succeed, no matter what anyone else does. Unfortunately, if I am reading him right, Putin is in a mood wherein he is far less afraid of direct confrontation with Western nations than his Russian and USSR predecessors.

I hope I am wrong, but sadly, as I see it there is no way in the long run Ukraine can remain an independent democracy without Russia’s permission. Unless something extraordinarily unusual arises, this is a losing game for the West.

The New Yorker has an update on A. Navalny in Russia.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/why-alexey-navalny-returned-to-russia

Beowulfie,

“Yet Navalny, who was fifteen years old when the Soviet Union collapsed, understands that Putinism will not last forever.”

Putin’s recent push to ensure himself as Russia’s President for as long as he wants rieks of fear and cowardice – “Pride goeth before the fall.”

Eliseo,

You are right; the US does not have an advantageous strategic placement re: the Ukraine. Nonetheless, there are all of the Western and Eastern European nations that are most likely hardly likely to allow Russia to oppress and terrorize them again. Moreover, the pandemic is still quite problematic across the pond and in other parts of the world. I’m not so sure any nation is interested in firing up a war any time soon.

Jerry,

You alluded to a nasty T-square up-thread. What fresh hell do you see in Mother India’s transits this year?

Hi Will,

Just being mindful of the trends. In spite of the valiant world wide effort to get their citizens vaccinated and get this thing under control, COVID 19 cases are spiraling dramatically upwards. In India alone, a record high of 200,000 COVID 19 cases have been reported yesterday AND we just launched into a partial second lock-down with no clear cut solution in sight. People are beginning to become weary of all this seemingly endless struggle of being in survival mode, hence there is a tendency to flagrantly disregard the rules of wearing masks, social distancing etc. I think it’s the same in the US as well? Which makes one wonder, how long can this be endured before the strains of the economic infrastructure begin to crack? The economy has been artificially held up by sleight of hand – these are just temporary measures that are in place. Once the financial markets begin to show signs of instability and a severe contraction in the economy takes hold. I would expect these regional conflicts such as what is taking place on the Indian-Pakistan subcontinent, the Russia-Ukrainian situation, Taiwan vs China, race relations in the US etc, etc this could all start unraveling. I don’t mean to suggest that we should be pessimistic. On the contrary I do see the potential for a spiritual renaissance blossoming in the near future. It’s just a sign of the times. We are in a transitional period.

Quick follow up to the above…….

BBC Report: A Coronavirus Tsunami We Had Never Seen Before

Video: 7 min 56 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf9xMnKgqnE

Eliseo, the US won’t send troops to Ukraine, but they can provide advanced weapons, satellite intelligence and logistical support. The French and the Germans could do more. I don’t think they would allow the entire Ukraine to fall into Russian hands, but I may be wrong. It would send a message of weakness they will avoid. But you’re right. Things will get worse for the next few years until the US Uranus return. I think the West can do more to weaken Russia economically.

the new saga – justice dept going after Stone for $32mil of tax evasion

oops – that should be $2mil

kiwi,

Oh please let’s make it 32M!

He’s nothing short of goddamned Batman villain; he needs a mighty trouncing and thrashing – a waste of human life.

Andre,
I think you are right, things will get worse until the US Uranus return. We can extend advanced weapons, satellite intelligence and logistical support, as you suggested, and France, Germany, and possibly the EU as a whole might be of help as well. It would be very much like the assistance FDR gave to the Brits in the early days of WWII. But it could easily be of no avail.

As far as western nations not allowing the Russians to take Ukraine, I sadly must disagree. If the Russians decide to confiscate the entirety of Ukraine, I dont’t believe anyone can stop them. Any and all efforts the EU or any of its constitutent nations exercised to prevent the Russian takeover would IMO probably merely make them look foolish.

What I think most probable is this:
When they believe it is the right time and circumstances, the Russians will take Ukraine, ALL of it. They may take it in stages, but will eventually take the entire country. They will strike when they believe they will experience the least loss of life and elicit the fewest negative sanctions and consequences. They may coordinate their invasion with a simultaneous Chinese invasion of Taiwan.

Like with the Hungarian and Czechoslovakian
suppressions of 1956 and 1968, the Western democracies will loudly complain and condemn the predators at the UN and in several other venues and contexts, but largely to no avail.

In both cases, (Ukraine & Taiwan) heavy casualties on both sides are very probable; during the years following, there are liable to be active resistance groups. I think there is a good posdibility they may regret their actions, but will never admit it.

The world will divide into 3 sectors, Russia and its allies, China and allies, and the western style democracies, which will include India, and S. Africa.

Russia and China will have an off and on romance. That may end when sea level rise takes away mainland China’s eastern seaboard. Chinese companies, accompanied by multitudinous Chinese farmworkers, in growing numbers are leasing farmland in Siberia. Simultaneously, there is a steady and accelerating exodous of Siberian Russians to west of the Ural mountains. When the eastern Chinese population is displaced due to climate catastrophe, (for topographical reasons there is zero doubt this will occur) they will immigrate in mass to Siberia. We can reasonably expect war, especially over the use and possession of Lake Baikal.

The democratic nations will of necessity be military allies, somewhat like NATO, and
will trade in one economic common market, doing business with one another ONLY. They may finally fulfill Immanuel Kant’s dream of a united league of free and democratic nations!

The Chinese and Russians will do businees with one another, and with their vassal states, but not with the free nations.

The 3 blocs will compete for influence and dominance over various African nations, middle eastern, central Asian, and western pacific island nations. But quite a number of these will become ungovernable, uninhabitable, depopulated, and disappear.

IMO, what is most likely will be: Climate change catastrophes and expanding tropical diseases will eventually end this 21st century “cold war.” In the end, our microbial enemies will become far more important than our political and economic foes.

Newly developed and extraordinary technologies, plus geography, and how well each bloc handles the epidemics, pandemics, and climate catastrophes will determine which one prevails and comes eventually to govern the planet.

In the “end” the survivors will be genetically enhanced cyborgs living indefinitely long lives in a post scarcity world. The planetary environmental and climatic restoration will take a few centuries, concurrent with the exploration of our solar system. An era of human history unlike all others previous will have commenced.

I’ve outlined what I believe is the most probable chain of events into the beginnings of the next century. The caveats are what may or may not occur in the next two decades. If Putin as one example, were to be replaced with a true democratic reformer, we might have a very different world story. The same goes for the Chinese leadership. Conversely, enough mistakes might lead us into WWIII, and/or other means of self-destruction, and possible extinction.

But I am more optimistic. In the very, very long run, if they “play their cards right,” The area which is now Canada and Russia will benefit the most from climate change. Canada will probably experience massive immigration and may even be the prime superpower of the late 21st century and beyond.

Eliseo,

“But I am more optimistic.”

Whew! Thank goodness there is a flicker of candlelight after your abysmally-dark dystopian vision. Your imagery radiates a world-weariness old boy. You must be exhausted from such melancholic haunting. Been there – done that and sometimes still “go there” but getting better at gently redirecting my cognitions toward healing and hope.

In all due respect, Will, I feel drawn to say that we do not know what will happen and pray and hope that healing and good solutions intervene, but Eliseo obviously has a lot of information on this situation. It appears to be one of his interests, he has done his homework, and this allows him to look at it realistically.

Sharon k,

It appears you are taking undue offense to a reply I posted to Eliseo’s post – not yours. Please don’t do that. It feels meddlesome and not very respectful toward either Eliseo or myself. I’m confident Eliseo is perfectly capable of responding in his own way and in his own wonderful words in his own time. Moreover, I am entitled to to have my own view as well.

Thank you.

Will, to the contrary…I am not taking offense nor I am defending Eliseo for the sake of defending him (although it may have come out like that). I was just expressing my opinion that I was impressed at the knowledge he shared in an area that I, for one, am pretty ignorant about, and don’t usually hear anyone talk knowledgeably about. It sounded like he has some facts at his disposal.

As far as whether he’s correct, I was assuming much of it was, but don’t really know. And, of course, I’m hoping that he’s wrong, but I often wonder where this course that Russia and China are taking will lead. Those in power seem to have such a firm grip upon it.

Sharon,

“With all due respect,” I believe you’ve missed my point.”

Hey Will,
What is dystopian or utopian is a matter of personal, subjective and culturally shaped interpretation. I have no doubt most western society adults from 1890 would have regarded our hectic, technology-driven lifestyles as pretty dystopic, a virtual hell on earth. And think of the cultural changes we regard as progressive, more moral. Women can vote. We are gradually moving toward gender equality. Gay people marry. We’ve in great part separated sex from reproduction, and are therefore far more sexually active. A person can even change their gender through surgery! Our lives are dominated by machines with which most of us are relatively comfortable, cars, computers, cell phones, etc. And I’m only portraying a very small slice of the more obvious differences between 1890 & 2021 which would horrify and deeply disturb our forebears.

There’s no way any of us can know with certainty what future events will befall. I don’t see my hopefully prudent prognostications as dystopic, just a realistic assessment on the basics of of the facts as I understand them, in harmony with my intuitions, and reading of the emotions, beliefs, prejudices, and attitudes of the cultures involved, and of their leaders. Just as I don’t deny our anthropic role in climate change, neither do I deny our fears, ignorance, predatory propensities, nor our capacity for compassion and self transcendance.

I’m not sure which portions of my posting you regard as “dark,” perhaps my assessment of the probabilities for Taiwan and Ukraine? I certainly hope I’m wrong, but unless there are some dramatic and major unforseen positive changes in Russia and China, I don’t see them changing their behavior. Criminals will be criminals, and none of our diplomatic or economic efforts have had much effect. Wild tigers do not change their stripes. The only thing keeping them presently at bay is US military might, and circumstances beyond our control are liable to change that equation.

Yes, it is true sometimes individuals experience epiphanies leading them to genuine self-transformation. I’ve seen this sort of rare event with convicted felons. But we’re focusing on cultures, civilizations with very long histories. They don’t turn on a dime.

Perhaps the tri-polar cold war I described is what you find so dark? A cold war is better than a nuclear hot WWIII! Is it not!?!?

I also forsee in the next few decades we will develop vaccines to prevent cancer, and understanding telomeres far more clearly, will be reversing aging and extending lifespans markedly. That would be both good and bad. Longevity is essential to becoming a spacefaring species, but it also requires us to do a complete redesign of our economy.

As I look forward, I see a mixed future, just as the history that came before us. In the long run I see our humanitarian ethos prevailing, but that might just be my personal prejudice and desire. Surely, as in the past, there will be suffering and injustice along the way. It is the way of things.

Hi Eliseo,

I think being “realistic” or “optimistic” are also largely open to subjective interpretation. My take on your post was that it was riddled with hopelessness, loathing and a sense of fatalistic surrender.

What you wrote at 10:17PM was much more balanced and nuanced than your post at 3:54AM.

I believe it is important for us to avoid collapsing into feelings of defeat, despair and hopelessness because we run the risk of attracting negative energy when we do so. I’ve seen your rhetoric trending in a depressing direction lately and I feel compelled to discuss it and/or challenge it. Ultimately you have the right to feel and think whatever you wish. I also maintain my right to give feedback even if it is at times uncomfortable. I’m not looking to win any popularity contest or be accepted by everyone on this site. I do enjoy lively discourse even if feathers (both mine and those of others) get ruffled now and then.

Understanding the Shadow

https://youtu.be/t4saOQaZeN4 via @YouTube

Angellight,

This is a wonderful presentation. I watched parts of it twice.

I cannot understand what the human motivation may have been some 4000 to 5000 years ago when the human mind chose to separate itself from Nature. I have never quite understood how the Feminine principal was virtually annihilated – that women played a part in this – and how much suffering man has brought about because of the separation from spirit. I wonder what this “original wounding” was and why and by whom.

I was a bit confused about her reference to “cancel culture” as the term has been co-opted by far-right wing blowhards as a “dis” toward anyone who is democratic or progressive in their orientation.

I was also a bit puzzled when she drew attention to the transexual/trans-gendered movement. On the whole however, I very much enjoyed listening to this speaker – she was compelling and transcendent.

Thank you for positing this presentation. Inspiring

Will: Your very welcome. She has many great, informative videos and well researched. She has been at this work for many years and mostly knows what she is talking about. I listen to her a lot for wisdom and long suppressed wisdom. She also has some books.

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