The Temple Of The New Jerusalem

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  1. admin

    admin Well-Known Member Staff Member

    23:23 = 11:11 - January 15th, 2018




    Speak Nothing but Good of the Dead


    ((((( In Memory of: Insert Photo of Remembered Ones Here)))))

    Out in the graveyard;

    inscriptions, words and plaques, all withering away;

    like the flowers adorning them, so the dead do lay.

    Waiting and waiting for someone to remember them

    and not just in photo albums or on the special days.

    Memorials are built, meaningless constructions - lest we forget!

    They all are forgotten, given time enough to sigh, to pass away.

    The living are so busy preparing for their own demise, to die.

    Little do they know, the busy ones, that the dead are still alive.

    They watch over the living ones, they do, from a place so far;

    yet so near they are, but why would they watch the way they do?

    To understand the mystery is the noble thing to do - a gallant quest.

    They wish to be remembered, to join in soul and mind , the body's zest.

    A marriage betwixt the dimensions, a holy union in heaven with hell.

    But can the fearful thoughts of the living see, their love hearts tell?

    The living are like snowflakes, made of water, so unique one by one.

    But they melt away, to be fluid again - into the one great ocean, gone!

    The dead are all one in the great seas, waiting to crystallise again in two.

    To wake up to a new life again, as a snowflake-twin, asking:'Love me too!'

    Eternal life awaits the living, could they only reply to the dead's request.

    But the alive ones linger and doubt, in vanity do they live their only quest.


    {Thus passes away the glory of the world}

    I Am One In Many and I Am Many in One in Ee*=1

    Written by: Tony Bermanseder & Allisiam

    (Gospel of Thomas)

    (51) His disciples said to him, "When will the repose of the dead come about, and when will the new world come?"
    He said to them, "What you look forward to has already come, but you do not recognize it."

    Timewarp 1987
    April Fool's Day - Easter Sunday

    TimezoneRev. Jan18.2017.
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  2. admin

    admin Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Requiem for a Human Civilization
    46,800,000 Days = 325,000x144,000 = 65x144,000x5000 = 5x360x26,000 = 5x9,360,000 Mayan Kin
    365 Kin Haab x 52 = 18,980 Kin = 260 Kin Tzolkin x 73 Maya Calendar Calibration


    Finis Hominis Incere Hominidae Draconis Astrum!!!
    "Humanity has ended, enter the Starhumanity of Dragons!"

    pyrori10. thubeld. planesres.
    drago3. drago4.

    gb250. mayancaledar.

    The transformation of a type of cosmic civilisation like that of the 'old humanity' residing on planet earth into a evolved cosmic civilisation, say a 'new humanity' inhabiting a terraformed planet earth requires a period of transitional evolutionary adaptation.

    This can be compared to the metamorphosis of the butterfly genus/family; order lepidoptera; class insecta; phylum arthropoda; kingdom animalia from the four stages of embryo-larvae-pupa-imago from the caterpillar-larvae stage into the butterfly-imago stage via the transit stage of the pupa-chrysalis ergo the cocoonisation of the caterpillar insectoid.

    In the form of the genus homo, the subspecies homo sapiens sapiens can be modelled to have entered the embryonic stage with the advent of Cro Magnon Man so 26,000 (civil) years ago.
    Using 400 year intervals of 146,097 days under utility of a a certain calendrical counting of time ; the embryonic conception can be 'dated' to an extrapolated calendrical date of Saturday, February 21st, 23,615BC-G and precisely 9,360,008 days (and a precessional daycount as 25,626.83149 Gregorian years) from Friday, December 21st, 2012AD in a week count of 1,337,144.

    The Julian daycount began on January 1st 4713 BC-Julian and the Gregorian daycount of 365.2425 days per year commenced on October 5th, 1582, replacing the Julian year of 365.25 days.
    A Mean Tropical Year has 365.24219 days and where a mean solar day has precisely 24x3600=86,400 SI seconds. The Tropical Year is referential to the seasons (equinoxes and solstices) and differs from the star-referential Sidereal Year in the day addendum 1/26000 or 1.0000385 of so 1225 seconds (20.41 minutes) per year and which accumulate to about 368.5 mean days (and so about a year) per precessional cycle.
    Due to orbital- and rotational changes and precession a year is decreasing at the present astronomical configuration by about 5 milliseconds/year or 130 seconds or so 2 minutes in a 26,000 precessional cycle.

    The Gregorian year of 365.2425 days differs from the tropical year of 365.24219 days and so the Gregorian calendar will accumulate an error of about 0.00031x26,000~8.1 days per precessional cycle.
    To account for this, a 'creation-initialisation week of 8 days' is added to the 64 cycles in 9792+8=9,800=7x1,400=7x7x200=8x52x72=2(22x52x72)=2x702 in the 13x5x144,000=9,360,000 (Mayan) day-kin count, which so begins on the superposed and extrapolated Gregorian Day (G) Day#-7=Saturday, February 22nd, 23,615BC-G and becomes mirrored in the 7th day Day#7=Saturday, March 8th, 23,615BC-G for the Conception of the human Embryo to be born from its Chrysalis 64 cycles later.

    The first cycle is initiated on Day#9,792=Friday, December 21st, 23,589BC-G and the last and 64th cycle is initiated on Day#9,213,903=Friday, December 21st, 1612AD-Gregorian and ends precisely 146,097 days or 400 Gregorian years later on Friday, December 21st, 2012AD to commence a now precessional count in the birth of the Imago of the ancient human Embryo established by the beginning of the first cycle.

    Long Count
    360 Tun Cycles

    Gregorian.Days.Proleptic Days-Kins Five.Ancient.Star.Ages

    Ancients of Days

    Thuban Star Elders
    -312. 4Ahau

    Wed, 04Dec 126,123 BC0-1Start of 1st Great Cycle of Draco Thuban
    Alpha Abba|αω|Baab
    - 4Ahau

    Sun, 15Apr 120,997 BC1,872,000 02=B|Y=25=UAn 
    - 4Ahau

    Thu, 25Aug 115,872 BC3,744,000 03=C|X=24=UBn 
    - 4Ahau

    Sat, 30Apr 113,309 BC4,680,000Midpoint of 1st Great Cycle of Central Elements from Draconian Serpentini
    First Age of Thuban
    - 4Ahau

    Mon, 04Jan 110,746 BC5,616,000 04=D|W=23=UCn 
    - 4Ahau

    Fri, 16May 105,621 BC7,488,000 05=E|V=22=UDn 
    - 4Ahau

    Tue, 26Sep 100,496 BC9,360,000End of 1st Great Cycle of Thuban
    Start of 2nd Great Cycle of Hyperborea
    - 4Ahau

    Sat, 05Feb 95,370 BC11,232,000 07=G|T=20=UFn 
    - Kayab 4Ahau

    Wed, 16Jun 90,245 BC13,104,000 08=H|S=19=UGn 
    - 4Ahau

    Fri, 21Feb 87,682 BC14,040,000Midpoint of 2nd Great Cycle of Northern Mountains from Arcturian PachydermiSecond Age of HyperboreaEk
    - 4Ahau

    Sun, 26Oct 85,120 BC14,976,000 09=I|R=18=UHn 
    - 4Ahau

    Thu, 08Mar 79,994 BC16,848,000 10=J|Q=17=UIn 
    - 4Ahau

    Mon, 18Jul 74,869 BC18,720,000End of 2nd Great Cycle of Hyperborea
    Start of 3rd Great Cycle of Lemuria
    - Cumku 4Ahau

    Fri, 27Nov 69,744 BC20,592,000 12=L|O=15=UKn 
    - 4Ahau

    Tue, 08Apr 64,618 BC22,464,000 13=M|N=14=ULn 
    - 4Ahau

    Thu, 13Dec 62,056 BC23,400,000Midpoint of 3rd Great Cycle of Southern Waters from Pleiadean CetaciniThird Age of LemuriaEk
    - 4Ahau

    Sat, 18Aug 59,493 BC24,336,000 14=N|M=13=nLU 
    - 4Ahau

    Wed, 28Dec 54,368 BC26,208,000 15=O|L=12=nKU 
    - 4Ahau

    Sun, 10May 49,242 BC28,080,000End of 3rd Great Cycle of Lemuria
    Start of 4th Great Cycle of Zep Tepi
    - 4Ahau

    Thu, 18Sep 44,117 BC29,952,000 17=Q|J=10=nIU 
    - 4Ahau

    Mon, 29Jan 38,991 BC31,824,000 18=R|I=09=nHU 
    - 4Ahau

    Wed, 04Oct 36,429 BC32,760,000Midpoint of 4th Great Cycle of Eastern Fires from Andromedean FeliniFourth Age of Zep TepiEk
    - 4Ahau

    Fri, 10Jun 33,866 BC33,696,000 19=S|H=08=nGU 
    - 4Ahau

    Tue, 19Oct 28,741 BC35,568,000 20=T|G=07=nFU 
    103,999.98259.99995Sat, 22Feb 23,615 BC37,439,993   
    - 4Ahau

    Sat, 01Mar 23,615 BC37,440,000End of 4th Great Cycle of Zep Tepi
    Start of 5th Great Cycle of Atlantis


    104,000.02260.00005Sat, 08Mar 23,615 BC37,440,007 Aquarius.of.JosephK
    Fri, 21Dec 23,589 BC
    0x400=0 Civil Years CY

    Thuban Human Conception to Arcturian Human Embryo

    - 4Ahau

    Wed, 12Jul 18,490 BC39,312,000 



    110,534276.335Fri, 21Dec 17,189 BC 16x400=6400 CY39,792,240
    Embryo to
    Pleiadean Human


    - 4Ahau

    Sun, 20Nov 13,365 BC41,184,000 


    - 4Ahau

    Tue, 27Jul 10,802 BC42,120,000
    Midpoint of 5th Great Cycle of Western Winds from Sirian Canisi

    Fifth Age of Atlantis

    Younger Dryas Comet Sphinx and Pyramids

    Fri, 21Dec 10,789 BC
    32x400=12,800 CY
    42,129,792Pleiadean Human Larvae to Sirian Human Pupa

    - 4Ahau

    Thu, 01Apr 8239 BC43,056,000 



    Fri, 21Dec 4389 BC
    48x400=19,200 CY
    44,467,344Sirian Human Pupa to Thuban Starhuman Imago

    B 4Ahau

    Mon, 11Aug 3114 BC44,928,000 


    B 4Ahau


    Fri, 21Dec 2012
    64x400=25,600 CY
    46,800,000End of 5th Great Cycle of Atlantis
    Start of Starhumanity in Gestation as Human Imago

    Baab|ωα|Abba Omega


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    admin Well-Known Member Staff Member



    The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord.

    Dominic Albanese

    yea well if that holy mountain is in the Middle East it been get the piss bombed out of it by like 9 different countries for a whole lot of years

    Tony Bermanseder

    there is not just an old earth and an old heaven Dominic but besides a new earth also a new heaven is indicated. The religion freaks conveniently omit the latter and its profound implications. This might very well indicate universal changes in the genetic structure; natural and not human engineered.
    It is not geography physical but geography metaphysical or supramental meaning the mind perception and consciousness have a bit to do with it
    The great deception of political USA notwithstanding.

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    admin Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Jorgelito Hagens
    The condition of my heart and the survival of my soul depend on me. I have no other real concerns. Though sometimes I forget this.

    Tony Bermanseder
    Because you are Vitruvian ET and so the entire universe is both within and without you timeless in spacetime

    Jorgelito Hagens
    What I know is true is that I am not of matter or energy or any form - time matter or space. YET to sustain this reality in this world takes no small measure of skill.
    I have no reason to know the above. I just do. I suspect you share the belief that each of us is not IN the universe but IS the universe. Of a dimension not of time, space (in or out) or energy (fluid or congealed)-- the ways we manifest but not who we are.

    This relates to the question of what a soul is and is so a basis of the question of existence itself. Not many can allow required metaphysical concepts and definitions to bridge the gap say between science and spirituality-religion or between reductive materialism and imagination created worlds of the nonphysical. So what you ste of knowing relates to some deeper understanding of what your soul is and nevertheless your objections, this can be defined and related by scientific concepts, but you can call this a ontological science or an omni-science, which derives and emerges from a nonphysical realm ytet definable by a prephysically ndefined and structured energy. Once this is better understood by the common thinkers and philosophers, the divide between the real and the unreal aka the true and the untrue will become subject to a self-unification say as symbolised by the dark-light or yin-yang concepts. Then my statements and your objections will themselves become harmonised within the greater understanding about the raison d'etre. Just as the physical world of chemistry, biochemistry, biology and biophysicality can be understood as an effect of genetic programming physically emergent albeit DEFINED in abstract geometry (of the double helix nucleotidal basepairing couplings); the precursor of all things physical, can then become subject to a prephysical reality based on pure logic and mathematical statements. This then can and is called the realm of universal consciousness, using space and time to manifest itself in physical structures and self-expressions.

    Your soul so is much more than some ethereal construct in your body. It can transcend space and times due to its definition and can even exist as a number of people simultaneously or separated in different timeframes in a shared history of defining itself in increasing and growing levels and energies of self-awareness about what it is. Then the big questions of why and whereto and wherefrom etc can all begin to find answers.

    Jorgelito Hagens

    Mystery. There is so much I do not understand. Maybe forgotten. There are lingering memories, glances of I do not know what. May they move through me unimpeded, special they feel.


    drago4 (2). 550eagle.

    Jorgelito Hagens

    RECAP.What Will You Do?

    By Abbot George Burke (Swami Nirmalananda Giri)

    Chapter 11 of the Gospel of Thomas for Yogisicon of Jesus

    “Jesus said, ‘This heaven will pass away, and the one above it will pass away. The dead are not alive, and the living will not die. In the days when you consumed what is dead, you made it what is alive. When you come to dwell in the light, what will you do? On the day when you were one you became two. But when you become two, what will you do?’” (11)

    This is one of many saying of Jesus recorded in the Gospel of Thomas which is completely inexplicable without some knowledge of Indian philosophy (Sanatana Dharma). To me it is another demonstration of the fact that if anyone wishes to follow Jesus they must follow him to India for complete understanding. As a Saint Thomas Christian priest from India once remarked to me: “To understand the teachings of Jesus you have to know the scriptures of India.”

    This heaven will pass away, and the one above it will pass away.

    Creation takes place in cycles–projection and withdrawal–for there is no such thing as “creation from nothing.” (In fact, there is no such thing as creation, but rather there is manifestation.) In Sanskrit the world for the withdrawal of the worlds is pralaya, which means “dissolution.” The three lower “worlds” (lokas) or spheres are known as Bhur, Bhuvah, and Swah. Bhu Loka is the material level of existence, whereas Bhuvah and Swah are the two lower astral worlds, “heaven” and “the one above” that.

    Jesus wants us to realize that not only is the earth temporary, so also is heaven. Neither heaven nor earth are our true home, so we must look beyond them. One Pentecost I was visiting in the Coptic Monastery outside Frankfort, Germany. The Abbot, Father Matthew, explained to the people that they were mistaken if they planned to go to heaven forever. “God has something much better than that,” he told them. “He intends for us to enter into the great Light of God–into Himself.” That is why Jesus in His life as David sang: “When I awake, I am still with thee” (Psalms 139:18). And: “I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness” (Psalms 17:15). We must identify with our eternal nature.

    The dead are not alive, and the living will not die.

    Jesus brings to his hearers the immortal teaching of the Bhagavad Gita: “There was never a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor any of these kings. Nor is there any future in which we shall cease to be. That which is non-existent can never come into being, and that which is can never cease to be. Those who have known the inmost Reality know also the nature of is and is not. That Reality which pervades the universe is indestructible. No one has power to change the Changeless. Bodies are said to die, but That which possesses the body is eternal. It cannot be limited, or destroyed” (Bhagavad Gita 2:12, 16-18).

    The truth is, matter is never alive, but ra2:12 reflects the life of the Eternal, both the individual Self (atman) and the Supreme Self (Paramatman). Yet we identify with the material body and material conditions which are “dead” and forget our true selves which alone are “alive.” We avidly run after the dead and call it “living.” Practically speaking, we pursue death and deny life, we seek to vivify the dead and kill the living–our own self.

    In time, though, our true self breaks through and posits the question the angel asked the mourners at the tomb of Jesus: “Why seek ye the living among the dead?” (Luke 24:5). Yes; why, indeed.

    In the days when you consumed what is dead, you made it what is alive.

    We must come to realize that we are life itself, as is God, that the dead only “live” through contact with us. We are the only source of life in our private sphere of evolution. We idolize that which has no value or meaning except in its relation to us. Our touch is the only life it has. Yet we exalt it above us and even claim to be dominated by it. In time we come to think that if it is eliminated from our life we will die, either physically or metaphysically. We are thus truly negative: black is white and white is black; empty is full and full is empty; something is nothing and nothing is something; the dead is alive and the live is dead.

    The dilemma is colossal. How can we ever break out of it? Actually it is easy because we are LIFE itself. All we need do is turn to our own Self. That is why Buddha said: “Turn around, and behold! the Other Shore.” Getting into our mess is much harder than getting out. This is an unaccepted truth, but it is no less the truth. It is material life that is hard, because it is an attempt to accomplish the impossible, to make the dead alive. Spiritual life is comparatively easy because it is a matter of “is”–of eternal reality.

    That eternal status must be pursued, must be driven home in our consciousness. So Jesus puts forth two crucial questions.

    When you come to dwell in the light, what will you do?

    When our consciousness once more comes to dwell in the light of spirit–both finite and Infinite, what will we do? Nothing. As Buddha said: “Birth is exhausted [that is, the karma that produces birth is dissolved, has ceased to exist], the holy life has been lived out, what can be done is done, of this there is no more beyond.” Perfection having been reentered, nothing remains to be done or not done.

    On the day when you were one you became two. But when you become two, what will you do?

    There was a time when we were in the state of unity, but then we entered into duality. When that occurred, what, then, could we do? Again: nothing. For we had made ourselves helpless in unreality.

    There is, however a single thing needed: Awakening. But we do not “do” awakening, for being awake is a state–and a primeval state, at that. So we need only stop sleeping and lo! we will find ourselves awake in Reality. Therefore Saint Paul wrote: “Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light” (Ephesians 5:14).

    Jorgelito Hagens
    So we are life itself and the sourceness of every version of ourselves, eternal without beginning or end. Apparent upon waking up.

    Tony Bermanseder

    The idea that Jesus received his-her 'wisdom' from India is a prevalent new Age BS fallacy. Irrespective if heshe travelled to India (Thomas did), he did travel to Alexandria, Egypt and also to the British Isles in trading (copper,tin) endeavours with his uncle Joseph of Arithemea; the common interpretations of the Nag Hammadi scroll of the GOT (Gospel of Thomas) , as well as the academic lexicons are all greatly misleading for the genuine enquirer. Another India guru claiming to have interpreted the GOT is Osho, similarly to your source claiming to restrict the 'Logos' of Jesus to some Indian spiritual tradition. It is vice versa Jorgelito, The Logos encompasses all human philosophies and thought systems and includes the eastern as well as the western traditions, pagan and/or post-Greco-Roman-Judaic-Christian. One tradition more closely aligned to the original and ancient translation of the 'unwritten' Logos is the 'Perennial Philosophy' of the greeks, shadowed in some forms of the kabbalah and the bible-torah, which itself represents translations from even earlier oral traditions linking to 5 precessional ages and so so about 100 millennia into the beginnings of the human history upon planet earth. It is only 'inexplicable' without the Hindu traditions for the proponents of the historical WRITTEN translations, like your quasi-Indian source Jorgelito. It can be logical and clear for the traditions preceding the WRITTEN traditions.

    I did appreciate the view that God has a male and female part according to Zohar. Everything else does. Why not God? I share the view being a custodian of the Earth is one and the same as tending to the condition of our heart -- mindful of that tiny silent space of silence inside us. Reminding myself of this daily helps me frame Who/What God is, no matter what sex.
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    admin Well-Known Member Staff Member

    An Old World Perspective-Chimpanzee/Human!| A Mirror of Nature| A New World Perspective-Bonobo/StarHuman!

    empty-.24518. shiloh on Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:26 pm

    Carol wrote:
    Good gad! Just another example of fear based ideology and philosophy.
    When the Thubans first showed up on PA I just had no interest so I really didn't read the thread or understand the polarization that occurred around it other then that it was not in alignment with what Kerry and Bill wanted to see posted on "their" forum.
    When it first started here I still didn't have much interest until it went into my favorite topic which involved quantum physics. Meaning quantum physics is where science and god come together for me. Ironically, in reading the science and attempting to understand the Torus, understanding at a rudimentary level popped into place for me. So it is the science which appeals to me. Some of the other philosophy (specifically the whole hierarchy thing) just isn't my cup of tea - purely from the perspective of Buddhist philosophy where one is to become empty in order to perceive spiritual reality at a fundamental level. The word neti, neti, neti literally means not this, not this, not this. In essence when one empties oneself ( of all thoughts, philosophies, ideologies) enlightenment occurs.
    The transpersonal realm of direct experience is beyond words and even intellect. One is in a state of conscious awareness beyond judgment and also in an observer mode. One just is. Whereas, dropping down to the 3D dimension one needs words just to communicate experience putting distance between what is by moving into intellectual analysis.
    Sexuality does not exist at the higher spiritual dimensions as this is a creative process for pro-creation of a human body, a vessel for another soul to come down and experience spirit in matter. From observation it appears that it's easy enough to become confused about the energy and role of sex. Orgasm is a re-experience of at-one-ment (singularity) but within the form of matter. How sexuality is used is where problems can occur particularly where sexual abuse is involved and the over-powerment of one over another as this can lead to one becoming stuck in the lower dimensional realms.
    Yet the experience of singularity at a purely spiritual level leaves the experience of physical orgasm in the dust. Meaning that there is much more in the spiritual realms to be experience then just at the 3D level. Now imagine being in the spiritual form and having the experience of singularity. This is an experience of what it is to be a quantum particle - no place and every where, zero point locality. For me this is true freedom which cannot be contained within words, or intellect, or even a physical form.

    I wont argue 'sexual reality',(especially the cosmic nature of it, compared to the human varieties); with you Carol In A Carolina, but let Mother Nature have a say regarding your 'philosophy' and experience.
    Nevertheless Carol, if your observational viewpoint is the 'naturally appropriate' one, as you argue, then the Bonobos are monstrosities and freaks of Mother Nature behaving in such uninhibited manners and for pleasure and fun and not just for procreation.

    No wars, no jealousies no violence and no abuse - but ever so sexy in peaceful and caring appreciation of each other in fullest passionate expression of the cosmic self

    Gospel of Thomas Didymos - Lambdin:
    (37) His disciples said, "When will you become revealed to us and when shall we see you?"
    Jesus said, "When you disrobe without being ashamed and take up your garments and place them under your feet like little children and tread on them, then will you see the son of the living one, and you will not be afraid"

    The mating behavior of the bonobo, humanity's closest relative in the animal kingdom. The bonobo shares 97% of our dna, lacking reasoning and linguistic abilities. Shame, guilt and morality would be difficult with such limitations. This may be way too much truth for some to see without becoming upset. Just stop watching and go look at something else if that's you. You are not going to change the bonobos' mating habits

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    Danke Schön Abbatissa!

    Indeed, you represent a Cosmic Daughter and Bride from the Triple-B-Stars Mumma Nommo and your rather more universal understanding regarding cosmic - in favour and preference of human - sexuality is to be appreciated and commendable.

    Your words here exemplify what our common understandings regarding this subject matter of 'Universal Sexuality' might carry as a common basis and denominator.

    "When life force energy is experienced in the lower as well as in the chakra's including and above the heart-chakra, a different experience of life force energy flow is possible. For in that fully embodied flow, I think this is true what Carol wrote "Orgasm is a re-experience of at-one-ment (singularity)" and that's possibly what is meant in that earlier mentioned meeting of 2 consciousnesses as the highest possible form of surrender aka presence in ecstacy. Free flow of kundalini energy accompanied by consciousness.
    little10. icon_sunny. B.B.Baghor
    Not all those who wander are lost.

    Allow me to share with you something for long 'hidden and sequestered' from the general human library and information base - an indicator of this cosmic sexuality as expressed over 4000 years ago on this planet Earth.
    Furthermore, the Universe's sexual preferences are not at all comparable with what is termed pornography in the nous of humanity; but rather embraces 'Nature's formations', such as the Thuban Council shared with the example of the Bonobo culture as fundamentally different from that of their closest genetic relatives - the Chimpanzees.

    The Chimpanzees, whilst not engaging in what we might call a 'perverted form of sexuality' (as a true pornography); nevertheless exhibit most of those behaviour patterns associated with the latter. We might mention various forms of abuse, physical and mental, murder, cannibalism and torture in many forms of the alpha male syndrome of evolutionary biology and the excertion of control structures and what is generally termed 'male domination' of the female genders.

    Those characteristics then manifest in the human civilization in the institution of property contracts termed 'marriage' often skewed to the possessiveness and monogamy of the female, allowing the male the freedom to 'concubines' and 'handmaidens' in forms of often unwritten subjurisdictions and 'culturally accepted laws'.

    The Thuban Council in no way or manner associates its well understood Universal sexuality with abuse of any kind; but demands the mutual consent and biological and biophysical maturity of all participants.
    So what Carol and many others terms pornography might not constitute 'cosmic sexuality' relative to the council; but all forms of abuse and unequal forms of expression of the cosmic selfhood would be rendered unconstitutional or unlawful in the universal sense to the ET mentality and understanding.

    The nature of this 'Universal Sexuality' so would imply, that the entire creation is somehow 'cosmically sexy' and filled with a particular desire to merge and blend with itself via its own cosmically encountered environments.
    It is this you seem to have understood much better and far deeper than most human experiencers and feelers allow themselves to do. It is this the Bonobo exemplar exhibits of itself to its other closest genetic kin in the Gaian human.

    One might then ask the question of what renders the human sexuality different from this cosmic ET-sexuality?
    Does the earth born human have this cosmic sexuality and universal desire, but chooses to suppress it?
    Is it perhaps induced by some external or internal 'force' or evolution pressure to suppress its own cosmic nature?

    You might be able to answer this question for yourself in comparing the 'Erotica of ancient Egypt' with that of the more recent 'Erotica of the Tantra of Kahjuraho'.
    You might then realise that the 'Cosmic sexiness' is rather engaged with the energy, often termed Kundalini or Chi or 'Orgone' or Lifeforce or 'Holy Spirit' and is super-erotic by nature and not at all associated with forms of abuse, powerplays and control and restrictions of one gender or 'sexual partner' over the other.
    It is indeed the desire for cosmic orgasm, in preference to a mere physical exchange of bodily fluids; which can be found at the core of a 'Supersexual creation' 'lusting' to remerge with its 'sexy creator'.

    And because all humans know this on the soul level, but experience great difficulties to allow their cosmic identifications to 'overrule' their cultural and what we term their 'devilish mindful self deceptions' in their choosings of how to live and what to allow and what to disallow in their own sexual self expressions; it is because of this, that the most elementary and deepest aspect of the human biology has become suppressed and perverted by the cultural institutions and constructs used to build the human civilisation upon planet Terra.

    And so it became necessary to enable the more appropriate cosmic perspective regarding things sexual and erotic to form an alternative representation of itself on Gaia and indigenous cultures native to Terra constructed and adhered to often different codes of etiquette and behaviour, including sexual intitiations and relationships.

    Ancient Egyptian culture associated sexuality not only with the reproduction of its population, but also with the 'afterlife' and the transition from the earthly life to the life with the gods and deities.
    Sexual interaction with the gods following the preservation of semi divine identities like Egyptian pharaohs and royalty in the afterlife necessitated sexual intercourse in proxy and made manifest in particular imagery and image making whilst incarnate in the earthly form.

    The Zohar of Hebrew-Sufi mysticism describes the same agenda and cosmic nature millennia later, but derives from the same universal or perennial philosophy the Egyptians obtained their nous from.

    The temples of erotic image making, like Kahjuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India; then attempt to retell the importance and universal significance to 'share' all human sexual experience in their cosmically appropriate and natural form as the 'image making' the disincarnate cosmic identification requires to participate with the incarnated forms and bodies to its desired manner.

    Any sexual orgasm or climax experienced on Earth in the 'Below', which then is 'shared' with the 'Above'; then gives a renewed meaning of and for the 'Kundalini rising'.
    What is of course required to manifest such a universal or cosmic or 'higher dimensional' partnership and relationship based intercourse of communication is a complete 'sharing' of the sexual activity of the embodied cosmic lifeform with the perhaps partially embodied or disincarnate morphology or bodyform of the 'Extra-Terrestrial' or 'Passed Over' lifeform for the 'Kundalini Life-Energy' receiver.

    But then there exist a number of manmade interpretations of extraterrestrial dispensation of information codes; which have allowed a fake creator to 'lord' it over a 'real creation' as a sexless 'monstrosity god', masquerading as some perceived 'heavenly and nirvanistic purity' , whose major aim and purpose is to obscure, hide and pervert the true Universal Order and Lawfulness as a VEILed EVIL for the Universal aLIVEness of the Cosmic SEXuality!
    But as is encoded, the ET form of 'purity' and 'properness' or morality adhers to the purposes and intents of the real creator and laws and which can be observed by anyone in the 'Laws of Nature' such as particular sexual behaviours in a purity and naturalness or 'instinct', such as exemplified by the Bonobos.

    This naturalness must then of course become anathema for the fake creator and its mental 'devilish' offspring; who are kept aLIVE as human minded energized thoughtforms or memeplexes as the EVILness of the natural.
    Subsequently a true climactic doorway to bridge the lower dimensions with the higher dimensions or the 'Below' with the 'Above' remains shut for the many cosmic humans who know better 'deep within', but are deceived and 'brainwashed' by their misunderstandings of the natural laws and misinterpretations. Those misperceptions, distortions and corruptions of 'Mother Nature's Ways' then become propagated by the human interpreters of the latter as 'Sons of the Devil and the Perversions and Lies' masquerading as the 'Sons of God and the Holiness' under the authority of rabbis and popes and bishops and imams and priests of whatever human religious institution bestowing upon them not the authority of the creator but the authority of its non-existent LIVED Devil fake creator.

    This 'Father god of all Lies' who was born from the under- and misinformed and self-righteous interpreters of the ET-Logos codes and dispensations in the misinterpretations of the information from the true creator to then became created as the human mind created phantom it represents to the ET councils or any sufficiently mentally evolved cosmic human finding himherself able to escape the 'clutches' of the mental imprisonment of the fake creator empowered by the human groupmind and collective consciousness displayed by the planetary Terran human civilization.

    This manmade god of the 'believers' is the same as the antigod or 'no god' of the 'skeptics' and so will remain alive relative to both of those seemingly opposite human factions, as long as the believers with the unbelievers continue to feed the memeplex from both of their polarised positions often in an unnecessary and futile 'war of words and deeds' against each other.

    Let some with eyes to see see and let some with ears to hear hear!

    Titus 1:14-16 - King James Version (KJV)​

    14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.​
    15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.​
    16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.​

    (17) Jesus said, "I shall give you what no eye has seen and what no ear has heard and what no hand has touched and what has never occurred to the human mind."​

    (21) Mary said to Jesus, "Whom are your disciples like?"​
    He said, "They are like children who have settled in a field which is not theirs. When the owners of the field come, they will say, 'Let us have back our field.' They (will) undress in their presence in order to let them have back their field and to give it back to them. Therefore I say, if the owner of a house knows that the thief is coming, he will begin his vigil before he comes and will not let him dig through into his house of his domain to carry away his goods. You, then, be on your guard against the world. Arm yourselves with great strength lest the robbers find a way to come to you, for the difficulty which you expect will (surely) materialize. Let there be among you a man of understanding. When the grain ripened, he came quickly with his sickle in his hand and reaped it. Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear."​

    (22) Jesus saw infants being suckled. He said to his disciples, "These infants being suckled are like those who enter the kingdom."​
    They said to him, "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?"​
    Jesus said to them, "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; and when you fashion eyes in the place of an eye, and a hand in place of a hand, and a foot in place of a foot, and a likeness in place of a likeness; then will you enter the kingdom."​

    (29) Jesus said, "If the flesh came into being because of spirit, it is a wonder. But if spirit came into being because of the body, it is a wonder of wonders. Indeed, I am amazed at how this great wealth has made its home in this poverty."

    (37) His disciples said, "When will you become revealed to us and when shall we see you?"​
    Jesus said, "When you disrobe without being ashamed and take up your garments and place them under your feet like little children and tread on them, then will you see the son of the living one, and you will not be afraid"​

    (63) Jesus said, "There was a rich man who had much money. He said, 'I shall put my money to use so that I may sow, reap, plant, and fill my storehouse with produce, with the result that I shall lack nothing.' Such were his intentions, but that same night he died. Let him who has ears hear."​

    (96) Jesus said, "The kingdom of the father is like a certain woman. She took a little leaven, concealed it in some dough, and made it into large loaves. Let him who has ears hear."​

    (105) Jesus said, "He who knows the father and the mother will be called the son of a harlot."​

    Ezekiel 12:1-3 - King James Version (KJV)
    1 The word of the Lord also came unto me, saying,​
    2 Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house.​
    3 Therefore, thou son of man, prepare thee stuff for removing, and remove by day in their sight; and thou shalt remove from thy place to another place in their sight: it may be they will consider, though they be a rebellious house.​

    The editorial 'censor shippers' of Wikipedia and media presenters notwithstanding; the previous videos and the following descriptors might validate the understanding and wisdom of your Lilithian starry heart B.B. Baghor.

    And should you have taken these words to your thinking heart in harmony with your feeling mind; then you can perhaps discern the meaning of the 'strange adaptations' from the 'Sapphire Tablet of Moses' aka the 'Emerald Tablet of Thoth', also associated with the ancient global Egyptian heritages in the label of Hermes Trismegistos.

    Could you imagine a 'New World' wherein all so called 'deadly sins' and 'vices' of the 'Old World' are removed into just one of those, you might call 'lust sexual for equalitarian lust sexual' as universal and cosmically shared and mutual desire to merge and blend morphed bodyforms in environmental harmony and stimulus; just as the Bonobos do quite naturally?
    Would then not the behaviour patterns of avarice and gluttony, violence and hatred anger and the cravings for esteem and other such human 'vanities' and 'lust for power' in substitutes like Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles or 'IBMs' and 'nukes' and other 'toys of warfare' lose their potency as proxy for the phallic fertility and the yonic receptivity?

    The composers of the ancient scrolls of antiquity are aware of this and have included this part of the 'Perennial Philosophy' within their texts and pages. Many know this axiom in a variety of names such as: "Do unto others, as you wish to be done unto yourself!"
    Perhaps you can now 'make sense of this admonishment found in the Apocalypse of John de Zebedee as the end of all encodings in the 'New Testament' of the ET-Logistics and dispensation.

    As has been said and advised by the Council in earlier times; "Old Human Eat your Dragon!"
    This is necessity because as a resident in the Body of the Universe, you find yourself within the belly of Jonah's Whale, (yes now you know who or what this Jonah is), which has become transformed into the Body of the Lion of the Resurrection in the Assumption of the Cosmic Mother.
    Ask yourself why there is a 'birth in heaven' of a baby boy and not a simple return journey of a 'ascended' man who had visited the earth and your answer will show you why the 'Assumption of the Mother' is required by the heavens to allow such a birth to occur.
    You might also ask yourself how it can be that ALL the earth dwellers are deceived by this 'Red Dragon Devil' as the 'whole world' and not just the relative 'bad people' in relative opinionated judgement of the 'good people' or believers, unbelievers, infidels, heathen, goyim or labels of like classifications. If this is so; who then can discern the truth of the universe without suffering and experiencing self-deception from the 'deceiver'?

    It has been said that the Lion is knocking on everyone's door to gain entry into everyones mind and heart from the within.
    Only once the Lion has gained acceptance and entry thereto, can your own door be opened towards the without.
    Only then can you leave the egg as your own cosmic womb from the within to enter the 'Kingdom of the New World of the FatherMother CreatorCreation' without.
    Then both you and the Lion are able to leave the quarantine zone of the cosmic egg.

    Revelation 12:1-10 - King James Version (KJV)​

    1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:​
    2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
    3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
    4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
    5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
    6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.​
    7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,​
    8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.​
    9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
    10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.​

    Revelation 22:16-21 - King James Version (KJV)
    16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.​
    17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.​
    18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
    19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
    20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.​
    21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.​

    (7) Jesus said, "Blessed is the lion which becomes man when consumed by man; and cursed is the man whom the lion consumes, and the lion becomes man." - GOT/Lambdin


    An ancient inscription is legendarily ascribed to the Egyptian Ibisgod Thoth (also sometimes identified with some archcherubimic character called Metatron) and is supposedly his hieroglyphic legacy left as a testimonial in the Great Pyramid of Cheops or Khufu.
    It was translated ages ago by German archaeologists and exists as a prototype in the 'Amphitheatrum Sapientae Aeternae of Heinrich Khunrath', the 'Amphitheatre of Eternal Wisdom' and is dated to 1609.

    Verba secretorum hermetis!

    {1} Verum sine menda cio certum & verissimum, quod est inferi est sicut quod est superius & quod est superius est sicut quod est inferius; ad peristranda miracula rei uni.
    {2} Et sicut omnes res fuerunt ab uno, meditatione unius, sic omnes res nuta fuerunt ab hac una adaptatione.
    {3} Pater ei, est sol, mater eius luna, portavit illud ventus in ventre.
    {4} Suo nutrix eius terra est.
    {5} Pater omnis talismi toti mundi.
    {6} Est hic vis ei.
    {7} Integra est sive fuerit in terram separabis terram ab igne, subtile & spisso, suaviter cum magno ingenio.
    {8} Ascendit terra in coelum, iterumque descendit in terram & recipit vim superiorum & inferiorum.
    {9} Sic habebis gloriam toti mundi.
    {10} Ideo fugi atite omnis obscuritas.
    {11} Hic est totius fortitudinis fortitudo fortis.
    {12} Quia vincet omnem rem subtilem, omnem que solidam penetrabit.
    {13} Sic mundus creatus est.
    {14} Hinc erunt adaptationes mirabilis quarum modus hic est.
    {15} Itaque vocatus sum Hermes Trismegistus, habens tres partes philosophie totis mundi.
    {16} Completum est quod dixi de operatione solis.

    Mercurius Trismegistus in Pimandro.

    Das Wort des geheimnisvollen Boten

    {1} Wahrhaftig, keiner Lügen bewusst und auf das aller wahrhaftigste; das Unten ist dem Oben gleich und das Obere is dasselbe als da Untere; damit kann man das wunderbare eines einzigen Dinges erlangen und verrichten.
    {2} Und wie alle Dinge durch die Wahl eines einzigen Wesens erschaffen sind, werden alle Dinge durch das Denken eines Einzigen mit dem Einen durch Schickung und Gebot wieder zusammengefügt.
    {3} Die Sonne ist sein Vater und der Mond ist seine Mutter, der Wind hat ihn in seinem Bauch getragen.
    {4} Seine Ernährerin oder Amme ist die Erde.
    {5} Dieser ist der Vater aller Vollkommenheit dieser ganzen Welt.
    {6} Seine Macht ist vollkommen.
    {7} Wenn Es in der Erde verwandelt wird, dann wird das Erdreich vom Feuer scheiden und das Feine vom Groben; ganz lieblich mit grosser Bescheidenheit und Verstand.
    {8} Er steigt von der Erde in den Himmel und vom Himmel wieder zur Erde zurück und gewinnt so die Kraft des Oberen und des Unteren.
    {9} Auf diese Weise wird all die Herrlichkeit der ganzen Welt erhalten.
    {10} Deshalb versetze von Dir allen Unverstand und Unvermögenheit.
    {11} Das ist von aller Stärke die stärkste Stärke.
    {12} Dann kann das übriggebliebene Subtile gewonnen und das alte, harte Gewand durchdrungen werden.
    {13} Also ist die Welt geschaffen.
    {14} Daher geschehen seltsame Vereinigungen und deshalb werden mancherlei Wunder gewirkt.
    {15} Und sei darum gesund, Hermes Trismegistus, Besitzer der dreiteiligen Weisheit von der ganzen Welt.
    {16} Er wird alles erfüllen, was ich gesagt habe, vom Werke der Sonnen.

    Merkur, der dreifach Grosse, in Pimandro.

    The Emerald Tablet of the Secret Messenger

    {1} Truly, without fault and in all certainty and truthfulness; what is below is like what is above and the above is the same as the below, for the purpose to experience and bring about the wonders of the one thing.
    {2} And as all things are created through the choosing of one being; so the thinking of one with the one, brings all things by command and fate together again.
    {3} His father is the sun and his mother is the moon; the wind has carried him in his womb.
    {4} He is joined together and nursed by the earth.
    {5} This is the father of all completeness of the entire world.
    {6} His power is all inclusive.
    {7} At the time of its renewal, the soil shall separate from the fire and the subtle from the rough, acting sweetly and with great ingenuity.
    {8} He ascends sagaciously from the earth into heaven and then descends again into the earth, thus regaining the unifying force of the above and the below.
    {9} In this way is all the glory of all the worlds obtained.
    {10} Therefore avoid all ignorance.
    {11} Herein is found in all strenght the strongest strength.
    {12} By this can the remaining subtle whole be won and the old solid whole be penetrated.
    {13} Thus is the creation of the world.
    {14} Henceforth the eventuation of strange adaptations by extraordinary methods.
    {15} Accordingly be well, Hermes Trismegistos, keeper of the tripartite wisdom of the unified worlds.
    {16} He will accomplish that of which I have spoken through the operations of the suns.

    Mercury, the thrice-great, in Pimandro.

    So who is this Hermes Trismegistos?
    It is the archetype for the 'Teacher of Righteousness'.
    Right throughout the ages of humankind, there have been sages, soothsayers, prophets and mystics of all kinds; some sincere and others praying on the superstitions and the gullibilities of the general members of the population.

    One remembers the Naassenes; an early Christian Gnostic sect and closely associated with Jesus-Yeshuah.


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    The Council of Thuban; July 17th, 2015

    Arts and sculpture

    Kama1. kama2.
    Khajuraho temples are famous for their erotic arts. These constitute about 10% of total art displayed at the monuments.​

    Erotic sculptures
    The Khajuraho temples feature a variety of art work, of which 10% is sexual or erotic art outside and inside the temples. Some of the temples that have two layers of walls have small erotic carvings on the outside of the inner wall. Some scholars suggest these to be tantric sexual practices.[52] Other scholars state that the erotic arts are part of Hindu tradition of treating kama as an essential and proper part of human life, and its symbolic or explicit display is common in Hindu temples.[5][53] James McConnachie, in his history of the Kamasutra, describes the sexual-themed Khajuraho sculptures as "the apogee of erotic art":
    "Twisting, broad-hipped and high breasted nymphs display their generously contoured and bejewelled bodies on exquisitely worked exterior wall panels. These fleshy apsaras run riot across the surface of the stone, putting on make-up, washing their hair, playing games, dancing, and endlessly knotting and unknotting their girdles....Beside the heavenly nymphs are serried ranks of griffins, guardian deities and, most notoriously, extravagantly interlocked maithunas, or lovemaking couples."

    kama4. kama5.
    Over 90% of the art work at the temple is about daily life and symbolic values in ancient Indian culture.​
    The temples have several thousand statues and art works, with Kandarya Mahadeva temple alone decorated with over 870. Some 10% of these iconographic carvings contain sexual themes and various sexual poses. A common misconception is that, since the old structures with carvings in Khajuraho are temples, the carvings depict sex between deities;[54] however the kama arts represent diverse sexual expressions of different human beings.[55] The vast majority of arts depict various aspects the everyday life, mythical stories as well as symbolic display of various secular and spiritual values important in Hindu tradition.[2][5] For example, depictions show women putting on makeup, musicians making music, potters, farmers, and other folks in their daily life during the medieval era.[56] These scenes are in the outer padas as is typical in Hindu temples.
    There is iconographic symbolism embedded in the arts displayed in Khajuraho temples.[5] Core Hindu values are expressed in multitude of ways. Even the Kama scenes, when seen in combination of sculptures that precede and follow, depict the spiritual themes such as moksha. In the words of Stella Kramrisch,
    This state which is “like a man and woman in close embrace” is a symbol of moksa, final release or reunion of two principles, the essence (Purusha) and the nature (Prakriti).
    —Stella Kramrisch, 1976[26]
    The Khajuraho temples represent one expression of many forms of arts that flourished in Rajput kingdoms of India from 8th through 10th century CE. For example, contemporary with Khajuraho were the publications of poems and drama such as Prabodhacandrodaya, Karpuramanjari, Viddhasalabhanjika and Kavyamimansa.[57][58] Some of the themes expressed in these literary works are carved as sculpture in Khajuraho temples.[23][59] Some sculptures at the Khajuraho monuments dedicated to Vishnu include the Vyalas, which are hybrid imaginary animals with lions body, and are found in other Indian temples.[60] Some of these hybrid mythical art work include Vrik Vyala (hybrid of wolf and lion) and Gaja Vyala (hybrid of elephant and lion). These Vyalas may represent syncretic, creative combination of powers innate in the two.[61]

    Return Of The White Serpent (Low Res).
    sos (2).
    Council of Thuban, July 18th, 2015 - Day 939 of the 'Endtimes'
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    Full Moon in Pisces: Flow into Fomalhaut
    astrohamburglass (2).

    August 26, 2018 / grayastrology
    from the book of Lamspring (1607) kept in the library of Salzburg

    Full Moon in Pisces

    The Full Moon in Pisces on August 26 illuminates the lunar cycle that began with the partial Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 11, facilitating the finding of one’s place within all of the volatile changes that have been stirred up since June by Mars retrograde, Mercury retrograde, and a series of three eclipses in a row. Eclipse season has now ended, Mercury retrograde is over with Mercury firmly direct, and Mars is finally stationing direct as the Full Moon forms. The changes stirred up by the eclipses and Mars retrograde will be continuing to take shape in the next couple of months, but the Pisces Full Moon contains many supportive aspects that makes it an ideal time to recenter and revision plans in accord with recent shifts in storylines.

    There is a stabilizing, flowing earth triangle formed at the Full Moon by the Sun in Virgo, Uranus in Taurus, and Saturn in Capricorn. The Full Moon forms what some astrologers call a “kite” with the earth triangle, with the Pisces Full Moon at the midpoint of Saturn and Uranus, forming a harmonious sextile to each. Making this alignment even more potent, Saturn in Capricorn is slowing down to station direct on September 6, making the influence of Saturn especially strong in the week following the Full Moon. Altogether these aspects support breakthrough plans, taking new initiative cut free from inhibitions or restrictions from the past. Most importantly these aspects provide tangible, practical grounding into discerning how to structure and manifest innovative ideas and make real progress toward overarching goals that weave together diverse elements of core values.

    The Full Moon is ruled by Jupiter in Scorpio separating from a trine with Neptune in Pisces, and applying toward a sextile with Pluto in Capricorn. As a result Jupiter in Scorpio brings a deepening and intensification to all manner of visionary projects and creative expression worked on in the light of the Full Moon. These aspects with Neptune and Pluto form part of the central promise of Jupiter’s time in Scorpio that began in October 2017, and so the Pisces Full Moon highlights how we can find treasures within the underworld domain Jupiter has been inhabiting while in Scorpio. The gifts Jupiter brings while in Scorpio are not found within easy experiences so much as they are discovered when bravely confronting difficult questions and dynamics. Jupiter remains bright in night skies and is moving direct through its final passage in Scorpio that will end November 8 when Jupiter enters Sagittarius.

    As there have been numerous difficult collective experiences occurring with regard to environmental and political toxicity, the Pisces Full Moon points to what positive growth we can cultivate for ourselves and surrounding communities. If things have been falling apart around you and you have been burdened by grief or anger over upsetting events, the Pisces Full Moon also offers a climate supportive for an outpouring of emotion that can bring cleansing through the release. In particular the Pisces Full Moon is well suited for transmuting difficult feelings through expression and creation in any of the arts, whether that process involves tactile building or more intellective, abstract processing.

    Pisces Notius aka Piscis Austrinus “the Southern Fish”
    with Fomalhaut in the mouth drinking the water poured by Aquarius,
    from Uranographia (1801) by Johann Bode

    The Pisces Full Moon is aligned closely by zodiacal degree with the great fixed star Fomalhaut, one of the four royal stars of Persia considered since ancient times to be one of the four watchers of the year. Due to precession, around 3,000 BC in Persia it became known as the “Watcher in the South” due to marking the Winter Solstice, according to Bernadette Brady in her book on fixed stars. Its heliacal rising was also aligned with Greek temples devoted to Demeter around 500 BC. Fomalhaut is a star in the mouth of the Southern Fish, a constellation distinct from the fish of the Pisces constellation. Fomalhaut is at the point of intake where the Southern Fish is drinking from the celestial water poured by the constellation of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. Bernadette Brady wrote that Fomalhaut and the Southern Fish can be associated with the fish in Celtic mythology holding great wisdom to be discovered by those willing to venture into its watery depths. Ptolemy linked Fomalhaut with Venus and Mercury and there has been a long tradition by various astrologers of describing it as an angelic, poetic, guiding star of mystics.

    Bernadette Brady additionally wrote that Fomalhaut is not only associated with “charisma,” “beauty or perfect harmony,” but also “high ideals or lofty visions” that force individuals under its influence “to clash with mainstream thought in order to achieve these ideals.” Brady also noted the warning that comes with all of the Royal Stars, that while Fomalhaut can signify true success it can also lead to a total downfall “if the ideals or dreams are corrupt in any way.” Oftentimes Mars retrograde periods call us to do things differently, taking action in areas we have previously held back from engaging with. When our ideals clash with the status quo, unless we are rebellious by nature it can take time to cultivate the inner fortitude needed to buck convention. With Mars now stationing direct, Fomalhaut’s co-presence with the Full Moon will strengthen resolve to follow through with unconventional visions.

    There is interesting symbolism with Fomalhaut drinking the water of the Aquarius constellation, since Mars stationed retrograde in tropical Aquarius and is stationing direct as the Full Moon aligns with Fomalhaut. Fomalhaut’s influence will aid in creatively actualizing whatever has been stirred up by the Mars retrograde, fueling achievement of idealistic visions. Interestingly, the Pisces Full Moon is the most auspicious full Moon we have experienced since the Sagittarius Full Moon on May 29 that was aligned with two of the other royal stars, Antares and Aldebaran (Sun was conjoining Aldebaran; Moon was conjoining Antares). The Sagittarius Full Moon occurred before the Mars retrograde, and so with Mars stationing direct now there can be significant movement on whatever has been developing since that time. The Pisces Full Moon signals a time to take action on developing vision.

    from the book of Lamspring (1607) kept in the library of Salzburg
    Venus & Mercury: Creative Visualization​

    The Full Moon is in the bounds of Venus, with Venus at her brightest phase during twilight as an Evening Star. Venus is also at home in Libra and so strongly sovereign in both phase and place: she is embodying her role as Queen of Heaven. Yet she has an important challenge to face and integrate from Pluto in Capricorn, as Venus is in a square aspect with Pluto. This aspect can dredge up deep, previously buried desires to process, as well as catalyze empowering ambition that will benefit from the spacial and relational perception of Libra that can discern how to take action without causing damaging disruption within relationships. Venus in Libra is on the superior side of the square with Pluto, suggesting that social justice conflicts involving plutocratic power structures will have the scales tipped in favor of those fighting for equity and possessing ethical concern for oppression caused by systematic bias. As the fullness in lunar light amplifies feelings, so will the tension between Venus and Pluto lead to an outpouring of emotional expression and catharsis.

    After Venus completes her square with Pluto, she will begin moving toward a square aspect with Mars in Capricorn during the waning cycle of the Moon that will finally complete on September 8 during a Dark Moon in Virgo. Venus will also begin to descend lower and lower each night in elevation as an Evening Star as she approaches her retrograde phase in Scorpio that will begin on October 5. Venus will enter the zodiacal degree shadow zone of her upcoming retrograde phase on September 2 at 25°14 Libra, the degree at which she will eventually station direct at the end of her retrograde in November. Since we know a Venus retrograde period is coming in October, we can begin to gain awareness for shifting narratives and changes we can sense are beginning to take shape in relationships.
    Fascinatingly, just before entering her shadow zone Venus will form a conjunction with the benefic fixed star Spica on August 31, a conjunction that will not only happen by zodiacal degree but also visually in the sky. Around August 31 we will be able to see Venus as an Evening Star in the same space as Spica, the fixed star that forms the wheat held by the winged goddess of the Virgo constellation. Spica is associated with Venus and has a long tradition of being connected with bountiful gifts, talents, and reception of important knowledge. As a result it as if Spica is initiating Venus into her upcoming underworld journey, giving us a gift of insight to take with us into our experience with Venus retrograde in Scorpio and Libra in October and November.

    A day after Venus enters her shadow zone she will form an exact sextile with Mercury in Leo on September 3. At the time of the Full Moon Mercury is already within four degrees of a sextile with Venus and so will be in an extended harmonious relationship with Venus in the week and a half following the Pisces Full Moon. Mercury is also applying to a square with Jupiter in Scorpio at the Full Moon, the third and final time that Mercury has formed a square with Jupiter recently due to its retrograde (previously Mercury was square to Jupiter on August 11 and July 9). This is yet another element of the Pisces Full Moon supporting taking a leap forward toward visions we have previously not felt ready to devote ourselves fully toward.

    At the time of the Pisces lunation Mercury will also be at maximum elongation as a Morning Star after having previously gone through its retrograde phase, which is in contrast to Venus being at the maximum elongation that precedes her upcoming retrograde phase. Altogether this means there is an exchange of insight occurring between Mercury and Venus as we transition from a period of Mercury and Mars being retrograde into a period of Venus being retrograde. We now have the potential to embody increased levels of creativity sourced by the regenerative process of Mercury being retrograde in July and August during a series of eclipses. The week following the Full Moon will support taking risks and initiating change in alignment with whatever wants to emerge from the recent period of volatility.

    Mercury will enter its home and exaltation in Virgo as the Moon wanes in light on September 5, forming a trine with Saturn as it stations direct in Capricorn on September 6. Immediately upon entering Virgo, Mercury will re-activate the earth triangle formed by Uranus in Taurus, Saturn in Capricorn, and Mercury in Virgo. Mercury is extremely effective with discerning analysis while in Virgo, and will prove to be a valuable ally in figuring out how to most effectively implement plans and problem solve whatever difficulties arise.

    from the book of Lamspring (1607) kept in the library of Salzburg
    Mars Stationing Direct​

    An immense influence over the Pisces Full Moon comes from the fiery red planet Mars that is finally stationing direct. Mars will station direct on August 28 at 28°36′ Capricorn, dominating the astrological atmosphere with its assertive, separative, and martial influence in the surrounding week. Mars has been retrograde since it stationed at 9°13′ Aquarius on June 26, and with it finally beginning to slowly shift forward again in the week following the Full Moon, those who have felt frustrated by their experience and expression with Mars retrograde may get the sense of their full will force returning to them. The Pisces Full Moon will also serve as a final illumination of whatever inner transformation has coincided with Mars being retrograde and is now informing outer expression.
    Although Mars stations direct a couple of days after the Full Moon, it essentially is not moving and will remain between 28 and 29 degrees of Capricorn through September 3. Mars will eventually return to Aquarius on September 11, form its final conjunction with the South Node of the Moon in Aquarius on September 25, and will finally exits its retrograde shadow zone on October 8. This means that we are going to continue dealing with all of the changes brought by Mars retrograde over the course of the next month and into October. Keeping this in mind, the stationing of Mars will bring revitalized desire to strike out in a new direction or go deeper in current direction. It’s also a good time to watch for triggers to conflict and avoid fights that are not necessary and drain energy levels. If you have been dealing with a lot of strife recently involving separations of some kind, there is likely a reborn presence you have recovered in the process to now embody more fully.

    8 of Cups by Pamela Colman Smith
    Pisces 1 Decan​

    The Pisces Full Moon falls in the first face of Pisces, associated with the 8 of Cups card illustrated above by Pamela Colman Smith. In the image the Sun appears to be becoming partially eclipsed, an interesting connection with the Pisces Full Moon illuminating a lunar cycle that began with a partial Solar Eclipse in Leo. The image contains a figure retreating into a watery, island realm of caves and seclusion ideal for contemplation. Their staff planted in earth, their red cape and boots signify the flowing vitality they may contact within a cultivated space of sacred meditation and ritual. The first face of Pisces is ruled by Saturn, which aligns perfectly with the image of a hermit turning away from the accepted and familiar in order to receive new visions of depth and penetrating insight.
    Austin Coppick ascribed the image of “The Labyrinth” to the first face of Pisces, noting it signifies “a quest to map invisible walls of reality,” “the subtle structures which guide human life,” as well as the realization that our own unconscious is a primal progenitor of our current reality. Coppock wrote that in the first decan of Pisces we “recognize our imprisonment in our own reality construct” as well as “the possibility of liberation” from moving beyond our former boundaries into “a world as yet uncorrupted by our assumptions.” Coppock concluded the “liberation is achieved through insight alone,” meaning not only that our soul can re-create our maze-like circumstances, but also that through acceptance of our present labyrinth we may discover what we felt to be a prison can instead be experienced as a palace.

    The link between the primal, fertile potency of the unconscious with the first face of Pisces is interesting considering that the ancient Hellenistic text The 36 Airs linked the first face of Pisces with the titanic sea divinity Okeanos. More of a primal sea divinity than Poseidon, Okeanos was also known as the oceanic field surrounding the world where the Sun rises from at dawn and returns to at sunset. Tim Addey in The Seven Myths of the Soul stated that Okeanos was considered the “God of Separative Intellect” in Orphic theology. The following Orphic Hymn to Okeanos was translated by Thomas Taylor:

    Ocean I call, whose nature ever flows, from whom at first both Gods and men arose; / Sire incorruptible, whose waves surround, and earth’s concluding mighty circle bound: / Hence every river, hence the spreading sea, and earth’s pure bubbling fountains spring from thee: / Hear, mighty fire, for boundless bliss is thine, whose waters purify the pow’rs divine: / Earth’s friendly limit, fountain of the pole, whose waves wide spreading and circumfluent roll. / Approach benevolent, with placid mind, and be for ever to thy mystics kind.​

    There is a sense of the fertile void that gives birth to all we can feel when staring into the ocean and smelling its scent, when drifting within its waves and aquatic life. Open to communion with soul at the Pisces Full Moon, and allow yourself to be guided from what emerges from within. The Pisces Full Moon signals a period of recovery from the stormy astrological weather of recent months, a time to nurture newfound strength and take initiative in helping to create the world we wish to live in. As Rainer Maria Rilke once wrote:

    Whoever you are: in the evening step out / of your room, where you know everything; / yours is the last house before the far-off: / whoever you are. / With your eyes, which in their weariness / barely free themselves from the worn-out threshold, / you lift very slowly one black tree / and place it against the sky: slender, alone. / And you have made the world. And it is huge / and like a word which grows ripe in silence. / And as your will seizes on its meaning, / tenderly your eyes let it go . . .​
    “Entrance” by Rainer Maria Rilke, translated by Edward Snow​

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    Coppock, Austin. (2014). 36 Faces: The History, Astrology and Magic of the Decans. Three Hands Press.
    Rilke, Rainer Maria. (1991). The Book of Images. Translated by Edward Snow. North Point Press.

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    Uranus in Taurus

    May 14, 2018 / grayastrology

    Bull by Pablo Picasso
    Uranus in Taurus​

    The light and shade – the curious sense of body and identity the​
    greed that with perfect complaisance devours all things – the​
    endless pride and outstretching of man – unspeakable joys and sorrows,​
    The wonder every one sees in every one else he sees . . . and the​
    wonders that fill each minute of time forever and each acre of​
    surface and space forever,​
    Have you reckoned them as mainly for a trade or framework? or for​
    the profits of a store? or to achieve yourself a position? or to fill​
    a gentleman’s leisure or a lady’s leisure?​
    Have you reckoned the landscape took substance and form that it​
    might be painted in a picture?​
    Or men and women that they might be written of, and songs sung?​
    Or the attraction of gravity and the great laws and harmonious​
    combinations and the fluids of the air as subject for the savans?​
    Or the brown land and the blue sea for maps and charts?​
    Or the stars to be put in constellations and named fancy names?​
    Or that the growth of seeds is for agricultural tables or agriculture​
    — Walt Whitman, from Leaves of Grass (Song for Occupations [3]) published with Uranus in Taurus​

    The ingress of Uranus into tropical Taurus transfigures the astrological atmosphere and strikes a chord inciting a new movement in our collective chorus. Uranus enters Taurus on May 15 and will sustain it’s rupturing, liberating presence until November 6 when it re-enters Aries while retrograde. After revisiting Aries during the end of 2018 and beginning of 2019, Uranus will return to Taurus on 6 March 2019 where it will remain until 25 April 2026. Uranus will only make it to 2º33′ of Taurus before stationing on 7 August 2018, and so will be most impactful this year for those with natal placements in the first five degrees of fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius). Regardless of whether or not you have natal placements in close aspect to the trajectory of Uranus across the next six months, however, you will soon notice its impact. Though life is always in flux, Uranus entering Taurus denotes a coming period of volatilizing change felt from the roots, altering dynamics at core levels. While we can explore archetypal patterns resonant with Uranus in Taurus to get a sense of what this transit could bring, it’s vital to realize that Uranus brings the unexpected to such a degree that its manifestations in Taurus will go far beyond expectations.

    Many astrologers have been writing and speaking about the impact Uranus will make in Taurus in terms of earth being the most dense and stable element in astrology, and Taurus being the earth sign most resistant to change. Uranus brings the necessary alchemic fire required to shake and reshape matter, signifying that Uranus impacting the fixed sign of the Bull will bring deep-seated, tectonic shifts in personal and collective events. Uranus brings a whirling vortex of change when it enters a new sign, yet in the current transition it is moving from the fast moving, change inducing sign of Aries into the plodding, patient pace of Taurus that can sustain thorough resolve for long periods of time. Ever since Uranus entered Aries in 2010 it has been under the influence of Mars in a fiery sign ideal for separating us from past attachments and boldly embarking in new directions. With Uranus in Taurus, we can deepen the dynamic changes we initiated with Uranus in Aries as Uranus will be under the influence of Venus in a grounded sign known for its cultivating prowess.

    Taurus is the sign of the Bull, and this apt symbol highlights how the calm presence of a bull luxuriating in a field can turn into a raging force thundering the ground once provoked. Uranus will electrify, vivify, and fully awaken the sensualness as well as the stubbornness of Taurus, and just as it can be extremely difficult to slow down a bull once it is racing forward, we also will need to be aware of how events triggered in correspondence with Uranus in Taurus will obstinately persist with inexorable steadiness. We can imagine this to be a good thing when contemplating the emergence of an inspirational, idealistic movement focused on the greater good, but we also know from history and current events that many inspirational movements promote the benefit of proponents at the expense of oppressing others. For example, it is a well known fact that the last time Uranus entered Taurus the world experienced the trauma of destruction caused by Adolph Hitler and Nazi Germany. Other past transits of Uranus in Taurus have involved the crusades, the conquering of America by Spanish conquistadors, and the initiation of direct shipment of slaves from Africa to the conquered Americas where the indigenous population was being displaced.

    There has been a long historical pattern of the deep foundational changes brought by Uranus in Taurus erupting into frenzied volatility once Uranus leaves Taurus for Gemini. In part this could be due to the fact that the North Node of Uranus is in Gemini, as well as the fact Gemini is a volatile sign to begin with. In the United States of America, the revolutionary war broke out with Uranus in Gemini yet all of the necessary events that brought it about occurred with Uranus in Taurus (1767 – 1775). The next time Uranus entered Taurus (1850 – 1859) was the decade of the 1850s that led into the eruption of the civil war with Uranus in Gemini; though there was a “great compromise” that delayed the outbreak of civil war, this compromise also involved aspects such as the fugitive slave act that inflamed conflict. Finally, while war raged across Europe when Uranus was in Taurus last time (1934 – 1942), it was not until the very end of Uranus moving through Taurus that the Pearl Harbor bombing occurred that led to the USA entering the second world war (the USA combat in the war then occurred with Uranus in Gemini). In current events in the USA as well as all across the world, we can witness how fundamental change is once again rippling throughout the fabric of civilization as Uranus enters Taurus.

    This time around, the core changes brought by Uranus in Taurus will be exacerbated by Saturn and Pluto coming together in Capricorn in January 2020. The conjunction of Saturn and Pluto has a long historical correspondence with the fall of powerful civilizations and the rise of new powers, and the coming conjunction in 2020 is even more notable than normal due to Saturn and Pluto uniting close to the degrees of each of their own South Nodes. Yet civilizations are part of the natural environment, and in fact are completely dependent upon nature no matter how much technology is invented. There is an obvious reckoning coming in the time period of Uranus transiting Taurus in which global civilizations will need to face the realities of population growth and the resulting drain on natural resources for energy. It’s also easy to see how the increasing devastation wrought by natural disasters, coupled by the increasing evidence of climate change impact, will become intensified as Uranus in Taurus will force societies to figure out how to survive and adapt. Uranus in a fixed earth sign suggests the voice of the earth will be heard loud and clear, and that human civilizations will need to listen.
    Fresco from palace at Knossos on Crete (1450 B.C.)

    Unlike the past eight years of Uranus moving through Aries in which it formed a harsh, catalytic square aspect with Pluto in Capricorn, Uranus in Taurus will be spending the next few years forming a whole sign trine to Pluto in Capricorn. In addition, Uranus in Taurus will be forming a whole sign sextile with Neptune in Pisces, and a whole sign trine with Saturn in Capricorn as it approaches its union with Pluto. These harmonious whole sign aspects on one hand suggest that power structures have supportive aspects to continue amassing increased levels of power and control, but it also means that individuals taking responsibility to collaborate in collective movements will also be able to create structures to bolster the expression of emancipatory ideas and actions. Uranus and Neptune coming into aspect again is especially notable and brings potential to open up a deeper dimension of Neptune in Pisces spirituality for some, amplifying addictive escapism through technology for others.

    As Uranus enters Taurus our world population is engaged in unprecedented levels of immersion in virtual technologies and electronic platforms connecting people all across the planet through the touch of fingers on keyboards. This airy age of rapid, interconnected communication is signified by the coming conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in the first degree of tropical Aquarius on 21 December 2020. The union of Jupiter and Saturn in mundane astrology for ages has helped define trends in historical time periods, and so its significant we are now at the beginning of a 200 year cycle of Jupiter and Saturn conjunctions in air signs (after previously being in a cycle of conjunctions in earth signs that began in 1802- for an excellent article on this complex topic, read Benjamin Dykes). Uranus in tropical Taurus will only be six degrees away from an exact square with Jupiter and Saturn when they begin their upcoming cycle at the end of 2020, signifying the transit of Uranus through Taurus will be a monumental influence shaping unfolding events.

    Taurus is a nocturnal, inwardly directed sign in contrast to the diurnal nature of Aries that has an outwardly directed essence. The other fixed signs, especially Scorpio and Leo, are commonly seen as the places of immense power within the zodiac, yet Taurus is every bit their equal in sovereign strength. The inward, Venusian power of Taurus that can nourish monumental creation may not seem as obvious as the inner martial force of Scorpio which broods and penetrates with intensity. What seems on the surface as calm stability in Taurus is similar to the unfathomable depths of subterranean life concealed by the green grass we lay our heads upon. As the goddess Inanna calls for someone to plow her fields, so will we be called to delve into the nature of our being as well as the natural world around us to discover the inspirational solution to whatever challenges arise. Uranus in Taurus illuminates our capacity to find ways to meld the wondrous magic of nature and all of its constant creation into our creative process and invention.

    A native of Uranus in Taurus exemplary of its technological potential is Nikola Tesla, who as a youth transfixed with the wonderment of a crashing waterfall received a brainstorm that he could one day discern how to harness its power. As we know, Tesla not only helped develop the cultivation of hydroelectricity but numerous other inventions harnessing natural energy, including groundbreaking work in wireless power. There have been many historical examples demonstrating the capacity of Uranus in Taurus to birth technological inventions that dramatically transform culture, and the obvious need for technological advancement that can help us mediate environmental crises aligns perfectly with the potential of Uranus in Taurus. At the Northwest Astrological Conference in 2018, Caroline Casey spoke about animism informing technology with Uranus in Taurus, giving the example of Japanese bullet train design guided by the dynamics of kingfishers diving through water without a splash. This idea of biomimicry is not new, but seems fertile ground for new advancements with Uranus transiting Taurus.

    Insight gained from the magic of natural creation will be felt from all fields of exploration during the transit of Uranus through Taurus. In science, there have been many examples of new theories in understanding natural laws manifesting with Uranus in Taurus, from the work of Isaac Newton with universal gravity and mechanics to Charles Darwin finally deciding to present and publish his long-standing, thorough research into natural selection that defied aspects of dominant church dogma. Newton and Darwin’s work both displayed the fixed quality of Taurus as their influence within the field endured for centuries. In astrology, the current movement toward a more embodied practice of astrology that connects us more intimately with our living sky will be strengthened. Marsilio Ficino was an astrologer born with Uranus in Taurus opposite his Scorpio Sun, and was a monumental influence on the artistic movement of the Italian Renaissance as well as its underlying philosophy. Ficino translated and brought back to prominence ancient Platonic and Hermetic text which helped him devise remediation practices aligning astrology with medicinal choices, including aesthetic ones such as sound and color.

    As Uranus also signifies collective movements, despite the likelihood the mass population will continue to become even further entrenched within virtual realities, there is also a likelihood for movements centered within returning to nature gaining prominence. A past historical example includes Henry David Thoreau publishing Walden, or Life in the Woods with Uranus in Taurus, a work whose influence upon people seeking life lived within natural environments extends to this very moment. Interestingly, Thoreau published his essay Resistance to Civil Government (Civil Disobedience) when Uranus was in the final year of its transit through Aries. Uranus in Taurus will bring both of these ideas together, with acts of civil disobedience being utilized to protect natural environments from consumption.

    Lascaux cave painting
    Exaltation of the Moon​

    The Moon is exalted in Taurus and accustomed to being celebrated in the sign of the Bull Horns, yet will now find the strange instigator Uranus camping out there. Uranus entering the exaltation of the Moon suggests a radical awakening of soul through mindful descent into subterranean realms of inner sensation. I was recently struck by the link between enlivening inner senses with Uranus entering Taurus while listening to a workshop given by Peter Kingsley, a scholar of ancient philosophers such as Parmenides and Empedocles. Kingsley described inner sensations as “sacred ground” akin to the sacredness of the underworld to the ancient Greeks, yet in this case sacred ground you bear everywhere. Kingsley illuminated the value of the ancient healing practice of incubation, or lying down with full immersion within inner sensation, calling it a “practice of abandonment, the practice of giving up . . . when nothing else worked.” Kingsley described how ancient people would seek a shrine to lie down within and be as close to death as possible when doctors were not able to diagnose a cure, and how through this process a healing remedy would emerge through submergence within inner senses.

    To Kingsley the ancient Greeks had a fundamental need for the wisdom and understanding that comes through the incubation of inner sensation, stating “there was fundamentally no difference between a body that is sick, a mind that needs understanding, and a city that needs new laws.” Kingsley described that just as personal imbalances could be remedied through incubation, so could new systems of laws be brought to civilization by those who had entered and come back from “another state of consciousness by practicing incubation.” Through incubation we become “drawn into the underworld, into the depth . . . into that mysterious access point which is available in the underworld that gives you access to every level of existence.” I like these ideas in connection with Uranus entering Taurus since the disruptions that can enter our life with Uranus transits take us into dark nights of the soul and can force us to let go of attachments. It will be helpful to make time for meditative practices, remembering it can really be as simple as lying down in full immersion of senses. The alchemy of incubation to Kingsley reveals the midnight Sun and that “the real light is found at the heart of darkness” and realization that “the source of light is inside.”

    While Taurus correlates with inner wealth and riches, it can also correlate with possessiveness, excessive hedonism, and materialistic greed. Kingsley spoke about how exploration of inner sensation can also address the “dynamic of nothing being enough that this [Western] culture thrives on” through nourishing us from within. Kingsley described it as a “whole process of inner agriculture” in which we can become “a farmer in the unseen worlds.” Notably, farming and agricultural have been significations for Taurus since Hellenistic times. Just as we could experience innovations in cultivating our inner fecundity with Uranus in Taurus, so are we also likely to experience collective innovations in agriculture and food production, as well as increased influence from fields such as permaculture. As Vettius Valens wrote in the second century CE:

    Within the great cosmic order and turning circle of time, the Bull brings acquisition of resources. It is entirely earthy in nature, acting on rustic and rural places. There is an affiliation between Taurus and farming. Because the Bull is so earthy, its action is carried downward . . . It is oriented towards work of the unending variety, the temperament being entirely unchangeable. The Bull is responsible for the building of foundations, inclining us to collect assets.​
    — Vettius Valens, Anthology Book One translated by Andrea Gehrz

    Birth of Aphrodite (4th Century BC) attended by Hermes, Himeros, and Poseidon.
    Athenian red figure pelike from the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. Uranus glyph by Bradley Naragon

    Home of Venus

    Taurus is the earthy, inwardly directed home of Venus with a fixed focus on cultivating enduring qualities. Uranus in Taurus will be influenced by Venus and her flavorful aesthetics, sense of harmony, and sensuality. As a result we can expect Uranus in Taurus to bring innovative changes to fashion, dietary considerations, bodily caregiving and anything else Venusian. There will be a reawakening in relationships, with a need for our partners, friends, and collaborators to accept and support our essentiality. Venus and Uranus do not share much common ground in archetypal meaning, and so we will need to open the Venusian areas of our life to allow for the revelatory flow of Uranus that can be unsettling in its rapid change. As Taurus and Venus both have a lot to do with our inner values, we can make allies with Uranus by engaging in relationships that resonate with our authenticity rather than those that conform to external standards.

    Uranus in the home of Venus suggests exciting developments in the arts and inspirational artistic movements are on the way. When researching past historical correlations with the transit of Uranus in Taurus, a pattern that leapt out to me was the numerous examples of masterpieces in storytelling. While Uranus was in the sign of the Bull, the ingenious Don Quixote climbed upon his steed to engage in his fantastical chivalry. The original Globe Playhouse was constructed giving William Shakespeare a stage to write and perform such classics as Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, and Othello. The great white whale Moby Dick, a story paradigmatic as “the great American novel,” emerged from the ocean waves, inspiring obsessive quests. The “body electric” of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass was also published with Uranus in Taurus, as was John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath which captured the trials of survival from the Dust Bowl crisis. Steinbeck wrote about survival with directness evocative of Uranus in Taurus: “How can you frighten a man whose hunger is not only in his own cramped stomach but in the wretched bellies of his children? You can’t scare him – he has known a fear beyond every other.”

    We can also witness masterful storytelling within natives with Uranus in Taurus such as Dante Alighieri, the creator of the enduring, immortal Divine Comedy whose influence has been incredibly far reaching. Masters of modern myths Jim Henson and Hayao Miyazaki were also born with Uranus in Taurus, both capable of creating entire worlds of fantasy that reflected timely messages back to audiences. Among artists, Vincent Van Gogh was also born with Uranus in Taurus (as well as Saturn and Pluto in Taurus) and his works of passion resonate with Uranus in Taurus in the way they capture the soulful aliveness of the ground beneath as well as the stars above. Whatever challenges and difficulties arise with Uranus in Taurus, we can expect they will inspire art, music, and story whose influence will stand the test of time.

    El Greco (1596-1600) View of Toledo; Uranus entered Taurus in 1599.

    The planet Uranus was named for the primal sky god Ouranos, father of the Titans and lover of the primal earth goddess Gaia. Ouranos was fond of stuffing his Titanic offspring deep underground, and so it is interesting that the other mythic figure usually connected with the planet Uranus, Prometheus, was a Titan who took the side of the Olympians in the Titanomachy that led to his Titanic peers also being driven deep into Tartarus. In astrology we connect aspects of Uranus to the unconscious forces that can direct our life suddenly from unseen realms within. In mundane events, Uranus also corresponds to unforeseen forces fracturing and bursting through the facade of consensus reality. Whenever Uranus enters a new sign, unexpected events often erupt with resonance to the zodiacal symbolism.

    With Uranus entering Taurus, we can intuit that commerce and economic systems across the planet will be shaken. While there will likely be dramatic periods of instability, it’s also likely that economic innovations will emerge through the volatility. As numerous past transits of Uranus in Taurus have coincided with militarized fights over land rights and natural resources, we can also expect more of the same. As previously mentioned, we can also expect mass movements focused upon environmental concerns such as addressing the need for clean water sources and the protection of what remains of the wilderness. Demetra George has posted a lucid piece connecting environmental concerns and crises with the mythic Uranus giving birth to the Furies within the tumult of his downfall.
    Uranus also relates to revolutions, rebellions, and social justice activism in mundane astrology. The past transits of Uranus through Taurus involve many of the threads currently knotted together in the gaping collective wounds polarizing conflict all across our planet. Social unrest, protest and activism is guaranteed in the next six months of Uranus initiating its transit in Taurus, as it will form a harsh aspect with Mars retrograde in Aquarius in June through August followed by a polarizing aspect with Venus retrograde in Scorpio in October. During this same period, Uranus in Taurus will re-enter the orb of a fifteen degree opposition with Jupiter in Scorpio, the orb used by Richard Tarnas in Cosmos and Psyche to define time periods containing the revolutionary fervor activated by Jupiter and Uranus in opposition (June through September 2018).

    A previous time Uranus in Taurus was opposite Jupiter in Scorpio, Frederick Douglass gave the rousing speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” on July 5, 1852. Frederick Douglass was exemplary of the emancipatory force of Uranus due to rising from slavery to become a leading intellectual, inspirational orator, and human right activist. The words of Douglass still resonate today:

    “. . . At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed. O! had I the ability, and could reach the nation’s ear, I would, to-day, pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach, withering sarcasm, and stern rebuke. For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced.”​
    — Frederick Douglass, What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?


    The Hierophant arcanum in tarot is traditionally associated with Taurus, an arcanum signifying belief systems, guiding faith rooted in belief, and the search for higher purpose and meaning. It can also signify conformity to established social orders of morality which aligns with its association to the fixed sign of Taurus. The word hierophant has roots in ancient Greek, meaning one who reveals what is sacred. Past transits of Uranus through Taurus have brought the shattering of static religious doctrine, including the 95 theses of Martin Luther that helped instigate the Protestant reformation, as well as Charles Darwin presenting his research into evolutionary biology that contradicted christian dogma. Saint Francis of Assisi was born with Uranus in Taurus and rebelled against the material trappings of religious institutions, devoting himself to a life of poverty. Saint Francis embodied Uranus in Taurus through viewing the natural world as a reflection of spirit, not only finding connection between living creatures and divinity, but also living and serving from this belief. The mystical participation of Saint Francis that rebelled against the christian duality which separated spirit from nature is likely to gain prominence as Uranus transits through Taurus.

    In ancient Egypt the great goddess Hathor who was honored and celebrated by hierophants remains an archetypal force resonant with Uranus in Taurus. Hathor was a bovine divinity and sky goddess who emphasized the fertile nourishment of the starry heavens above, the celestial cow who lifted the creator Sun god up within her horns. A bestial goddess whose womb encompasses the stars above, Hathor’s link to Uranus in Taurus suggests spiritual meaning can come through connection with nature, alignment with natural cycles on earth and in the stars above, and ritually honoring the sacred. There is an old debate pitting the mind versus the body, with some arguing that the illusion of the material world means we can’t trust our senses and instead must find spiritual truth through the rationalizing mind. In contrast, others have sought the wisdom of the body, delving within subjective senses to discover higher truth from within. Uranus in Taurus can activate the potential of integrating mind, body, and spirit, bridging the wisdom of inner sensation with the clarification of mind through the tests that will arise in our worldly endeavors.
    Tim Addey in his book The Seven Myths of the Soul used a passage from the Platonic philosopher Damascius to illuminate the journey of soul we experience through incarnation. Prometheus, a mythic figure who has become embedded within the archetypal meaning of Uranus in astrology, appears in the passage of Damascius in the line “Like Prometheus and the Titans, she is bound to body.” Addey linked the story of Prometheus to our soul’s incarnation in our bodily form where she must “undergo a series of trials in order to make sense of the world in which she finds herself.” To Addey, Prometheus is both “the inspective guardian of the rational soul” as well as “the descending arc of the cycle of the soul” whose path necessitates “the need to embrace the foundations of the mundane realm rather than reject them.” Addey suggests that “the initiation of Prometheus requires the soul to ask what am I not?” As we enter what promises to be a dramatic time period of Uranus entering Taurus, open awareness to what aspects of your life are ready to be liberated and changed. Analyzing how Taurus is involved in your astrology chart may be helpful, but most of all allow yourself to sense what parts of yourself you’ve been presenting to the world no longer align with your higher truth. It’s easier to ride with the force of Uranus rather than resist it.

    Addey, Tim. (2000). The Seven Myths of the Soul. The Prometheus Trust.
    Kingsley, Peter. (2006). Return to Eternity: a transformational workshop with Peter Kingsley.
    Vettius Valens of Antioch. Book One. Rendered from ancient Greek into modern English by Andrea L. Gehrz. (2016). Moira Press.
    Whitman, Walt. (1986). Leaves of Grass. Penguin Classics.
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    Jupiter in Scorpio

    October 22, 2017 / grayastrology
    Dragon by Hokusai

    O come and go. You, still almost a child,​
    with your spell transform for an instant​
    the dance figure, make it one of those pure​
    constellations in which we fleetingly​
    transcend dull ordering Nature. For she was roused​
    to full hearing only when Orpheus sang.​
    You were still swayed by those ancient chords​
    and a bit annoyed if a tree took stock​
    before it followed where your hearing led.​
    You still knew the place where the lyre​
    rose resounding—; the undreamt-of center.​
    For it you practiced those beautiful steps​
    and hoped one day to turn toward​
    total happiness your friend’s face and stride.​
    from Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke, born with Jupiter in Scorpio​

    Jupiter in Scorpio

    Jupiter enters the dark waters of Scorpio on October 10, 2017 and remains within its shadowy depths until November 8, 2018.
    Scorpio is not a natural match for Jupiter in terms of its intrinsic meaning aligning smoothly with the uplifting purpose we receive through Jupiter. Yet the tension between the meaning of Scorpio and Jupiter is fertile ground for provoking the types of struggles and determination necessary to foster greater strength in developing past previous limitations and obstacles to growth. The signs of Cancer, Sagittarius, and Pisces are considered to be the zodiacal terrain most akin to the essential nature of Jupiter, yet Scorpio may be embraced as a sign in which we can work with Jupiter for unique ends like nowhere else.
    Jupiter descending into the underworld atmosphere of Scorpio brings passion for penetrating into the heart of the matter and unearthing wisdom from the deepest levels of focus and experience.

    Scorpio is a sign transitioning Jupiter from Libra, the airy home of Venus which is comfortable for Jupiter, into its fiery home of Sagittarius where it enjoys all of its resources needed for grand visions of imagination and higher mind. Jupiter does not feel as comfortable in Scorpio, however its time in Scorpio is absolutely necessary in terms of helping us delve deeper into our own subconscious as well as gain insight into the sea of collective unconsciousness swirling around us. There are numerous mythic figures who reveal aspects of the meaning we can find with Jupiter in Scorpio, such as Dionysus the subterranean Zeus whose epiphanic experiences include chaotic moments of being torn apart so as to be brought back together again into wholeness.

    We may also consider Osiris, the generous and noble cultivator of ancient civilization whose destiny necessitates descent into the underworld realm of spirits and ancestors. The more we are willing to probe within and contemplate our depths, facing our fears and whatever else has been buried inside, the more we will be able to leap and embody the potential of Jupiter’s time in Sagittarius which will begin in November 2018.

    Jupiter does possess a level of essential dignity from nineteen degrees and beyond of Scorpio: the Egyptian bounds of Jupiter within Scorpio extends between nineteen and twenty-four degrees, and Jupiter is also the ruler of the third decan of Scorpio within the triplicity rulership scheme. Jupiter will be in these degrees from mid January 2018 through the beginning of May 2018 and then return again at the beginning of September 2018 for the rest of its transit through Scorpio. These degrees are more within the domain of Jupiter than the rest of Scorpio, and we may find that in correspondence we can more readily transmute our experience of Jupiter in Scorpio into the sort of wisdom we can integrate into our daily life.

    by Georgia O’Keeffe, born with Jupiter in Scorpio

    “I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.”​
    — Kurt Vonnegut, born with Jupiter in Scorpio (from his novel Player Piano)​

    Jupiter loves to coalesce meaning from experience, stabilizing our lives at the same time it expands, elevates, and progresses personal narratives. Since Scorpio is a water sign, it brings Jupiter the opportunity to do this through penetration into personal feelings and emotions, allowing our watery depths to both absorb lessons while dissolving old hangups and restrictive patterns. Jupiter does not have triplicity rulership over water signs, yet finds both its exaltation (Cancer) and inner home (Pisces) in the other two water signs. Perhaps it is the fixed nature of Scorpio that can bring both obsession and stubbornness that makes Scorpio a more challenging testing ground for Jupiter. However, the fixed quality of Scorpio does align with the stabilizing nature of Jupiter, for Scorpio will fight for security against all odds.

    Scorpio as a fixed water sign can help us deepen the relationships and projects we initiated during the past year with Jupiter in Libra into long lasting enterprises nurtured by strong foundations.
    Scorpio facilitates merging with others, and so during Jupiter’s time in Scorpio we will be able to dive deeper through sexuality and cultivate new levels of intimacy with partners. Jupiter in Scorpio also bolsters realization of higher meaning through intensifying studies of spiritual or philosophical bodies of knowledge. Through philosophical studies and spiritual experiences with Jupiter in Scorpio our entire being can become transmuted so as to realize a vaster whole that contains our expanding perceptions.

    We will need to be careful at times of becoming overly obsessed with merging with external sources and remember to re-center and ground within following experiences of cathartic, transformative union that bring a new sense of self.
    The inward energy of Scorpio supports allowing things to take shape more at their own pace, yet the gifts Scorpio possesses for Jupiter need to be activated by courageous determination rather than passive acquiescence. The stability we can experience with Jupiter in Scorpio needs to be balanced with a willingness to push the envelope and pierce the veil of material illusions to discover the animated soul qualities underpinning our reality. Jupiter in Scorpio does not necessarily involve spiritualism, however, and in fact could also correlate with those exploring atheist or existential lines of thought. The unifying feature of Jupiter in Scorpio is engagement in obsessive pursuits in which our entire being is thrust into embodied exploration at the deepest levels of wherever we direct focus. We will need to temper going overboard with obsessive desires and remember to be respectful of ethical boundaries.

    In particular we will need to be honest about inner feelings and be curious and open with whatever arises from within our unconscious into awareness without denial. Exploring the shadow of whatever is in our conscious awareness is a constant balancing act we will need to be engaged in, for the slippery shadow continually mutates as we bring light to our own darkness. We will be rewarded in the year ahead with Jupiter in Scorpio when we take responsibility for nurturing our inner wounds and embracing natural change, avoiding emotional manipulation of others or refusing to compromise in manipulating the desired outcomes of effort. Jupiter in Scorpio brings ample stores of determination and willpower to infuse into whatever we are developing, pursuing, or protecting.

    “Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed.”​
    — Terrence McKenna, born with Jupiter in Scorpio​

    “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”​
    — Kurt Vonnegut, born with Jupiter in Scorpio​

    Jupiter in Scorpio is within the home of Mars, and so the wisdom we gain will often come through displays of willpower and determination in the face of difficulties, through resiliency while struggling with conflicts. According to the ancient philosopher Empedocles, the constant fluctuating between forces of Strife and Love are at the root of Creation and our experience. Peter Kingsley in his book Reality argued that our modern wishful thinking idealizes Love and demonizes Strife, but reading of Empedocles indicates the necessity of Strife in developing presence and cultivating awareness to enable direct experience. Kingsley wrote we can work with Strife to destroy “our beliefs and illusion, our attachments, our clinging to the way things are,” as “the very act of becoming conscious is, itself, a process of destruction; of separation; of learning to die before we die” (p. 435).

    In contrast to the significations of harmony and union brought by Venus to Jupiter transiting through Libra in the past year, Mars brings significations more aligned with challenges requiring courage. Our process of learning lessons through Jupiter in Scorpio will include the alchemy of elements becoming separated in order to become purified and brought back together into a cohesive whole. Jupiter in Scorpio will facilitate severing yourself from past toxic addictions and patterns, bringing determined willfulness into intentional alterations and change. Through whatever struggles we endure with Jupiter in Scorpio, a more meaningful approach to life imbibed with intrinsic purpose may be distilled.

    Mars signifies the warrior and protector, and so Jupiter in Scorpio will also amplify efforts of political activism centered around protecting human and environmental rights. Jupiter in Scorpio will help deepen bonds of camaraderie among those aligned in purposeful value, intensifying efforts to promote social justice that were triggered during Jupiter’s catalytic transit through Libra that featured powerfully charged interactions with transiting Uranus and Pluto. Notably, Jupiter in Scorpio will now be heading toward harmonious aspects with the outer planets Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn, bringing opportunities for profound integration of wisdom from our experiences.

    by Claude Monet, born with Jupiter in Scorpio​

    Scorpio Jupiter trine Pisces Neptune

    The ocean-like immensity of joy​
    Arising when all beings will be freed,​
    Will this not be enough? Will this not satisfy?​
    The wish for my own freedom, what is that to me?​
    — Shantideva, The Way of the Bodhisattva

    Perhaps the most exciting element of Jupiter’s time in Scorpio will be its trine to Neptune in Pisces that will open greater access to the potential of Neptune’s transit through Pisces. Jupiter previously formed a trine to Neptune in Pisces when it was in Cancer in 2013, however Jupiter’s time in Cancer then also involved it being opposite Pluto and in square to Uranus. The stability of the trine between Jupiter and Neptune across the next year will be more easily accessed, and it should also help that Jupiter will be in a harmonious aspect with Pluto. There is enormous potential for spiritual insight, cathartic works of imagination, and the shedding of beliefs we realize are illusory.

    Neptune can be associated with escaping the harshness of reality through various forms of illusions, yet the trine from Pisces Neptune to Scorpio Jupiter calls us to awaken and courageously meet the world as it is with all of its suffering, without denial. Like a Bodhisattva willing to return and return again in order to help enlighten and liberate others, Jupiter in Scorpio will support persevering through uncomfortable truths in order to engage the world wholeheartedly and to compassionately serve the greater good. Jupiter in Scorpio will support testing and probing our beliefs, discovering where we are truly being mindful in the moment and where we have been led into deception. In addition, for those who study astrology, other esoteric arts or spirituality, as well as other forms of philosophy and science, the year ahead with Jupiter in trine to Neptune holds extraordinary potential for deepening understanding.

    Jupiter will be within three degrees of a trine with Neptune between mid November and mid December of 2017, becoming exact on 2 December 2017. Jupiter will again be within three degrees of a trine with Neptune between May and September of 2018, becoming exact on 25 May 2018 and again on 19 August 2018.

    by Claude Monet, born with Jupiter in Scorpio

    Scorpio Jupiter sextile Capricorn Pluto

    “And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.”​
    — Kurt Vonnegut, born with Jupiter in Scorpio (from his novel Slaughterhouse Five)​

    In Scorpio, Jupiter shifts from being in a harsh square with Pluto into a harmonious sextile, bringing the opportunity to integrate vital lessons from the past year of Jupiter being shook by intense aspects from Uranus and Pluto. Many modern astrologers associate Pluto with rulership of Scorpio, but no matter your astrological framework the sextile between Jupiter and Pluto brings the potential for gaining empowerment through embodying integrity and purging inauthentic aspects accumulated through cultural conditioning. With Jupiter harmoniously interacting with both Pluto and Neptune, we have the ideal climate for a heartfelt dive into Soul for guidance. In Scorpio, Jupiter will support breaking free from cultural judgments, conditioning, and taboos that have previously repressed expression of essential nature. It will be necessary in this process to contemplate the parameter’s of one’s ethical framework so as to act within the bounds of our values and ideals.

    As Jupiter forms its sextile with Pluto, Saturn will also enter Capricorn and begin to complete the end of its cycle with Pluto. Those already entrenched within power structures will be likely to use whatever means necessary to hold on to their control, and here we will experience the dangerous manipulative side of Jupiter in Scorpio through attempts to coerce public opinion with deceptive tactics. For those seeking to expose the corruption of hierarchical systems of power, however, Jupiter in Scorpio while in sextile with Pluto brings enormous capacity for discovering and revealing information that can bring corrupt tyrants to their downfall. The polarized political climate around the world is likely to get even more combative with Jupiter in Scorpio, but the resources Scorpio provides for revelation of truth can be utilized for significant results and progress by activists fighting for social justice.

    Jupiter will be within three degrees of a sextile with Pluto from the end of December 2017 until the beginning of May 2018, becoming exact on 15 January 2018 and again on 13 April 2018. Jupiter will once again come within three degrees of a sextile with Pluto from late August 2018 until the end of September 2018, becoming exact on 12 September 2018.

    by Frederick Walker, born with Jupiter in Scorpio

    Jupiter in Scorpio at the Bending

    Jupiter in Scorpio will pivotally begin to form a square to the transiting lunar nodes as it moves through the sign of the Scorpion. Ancient astrology called this aspect being at the bendings, as planets in square to the lunar nodes are at a far away bend of arc away from the lunar nodes. Planets in square to the lunar nodes must be dealt with and have an air of unavoidable necessity in our lives. In our personal lives the impact of Jupiter in Scorpio in square to the lunar nodes will be karmic, since the nodes are intersection points for the paths of the Sun, signifying our source of Soul, and the Moon, signifying our incarnated bodies in reception of Soul.

    As a result, all of the significations of Jupiter in Scorpio have something vital to add to our experience of the North Node of the Moon in Leo, and the South Node of the Moon in Aquarius. The penetrating depth of insight brought by Jupiter in Scorpio will bring increased awareness into how we have been modifying our self expression to fit into group and societal norms, and how we can share our gifts in service to community. The Leo North Node of the Moon emphasizes creative actualization and pursuing desires that bring visceral vivification rather than restraint. With the South Node of the Moon in Aquarius, we are experiencing a purification of our humanitarian ideals and how we can contribute to creating the type of global community we wish to exist within. Jupiter in Scorpio will thrust us into exploration of difficult questions and answers, enabling us to get at the underlying roots of our current circumstances.

    Since the lunar nodes mark the places of eclipses, this also means that Jupiter in Scorpio will be forming catalytic squares with the degrees of Lunar and Solar eclipses and will be a key influence in collective and personal events emanating from the eclipses. Judith Hill in her book Eclipses and You: How to Align with Life’s Hidden Tides put together the following list of mundane events influenced by the planet Jupiter impacting eclipse degrees:

    Popes, organized religion, schools, large craft, the air travel industry, trains, large ships, trains, trade, immigration/emigration, travel industry, loans, stocks, speculation, publishing, great men, philanthropy, famous benefactors and philanthropists, benign legal decisions, elections of good people, judges, great generals, benign or beloved heads of state, bail-outs, charity, senators, congress, congressmen, conferences, colleges, education, advertising, publicity, expansions, liberal laws, lawyers . . . joyous celebrations, heads of organized religion, great saints. (p. 130-131)​

    Jupiter will end up stationing retrograde in range of a square to the Leo and Aquarius eclipses on 9 March 2018 at 23º13′. This degree forms a tight square to the first Leo Lunar Eclipse that occurred on 10 February 2017. It also is within range of a square to the monumental Total Solar Eclipse in Leo that occurred on 21 August 2017. The stationing of Jupiter in mid March will catalyze storylines that developed in accordance with these past two Leo eclipses. In addition, there is a Solar Eclipse in Aquarius that will occur on 15 February 2018 at 27º Aquarius that will add another major wave of influence into the narratives that will be further amplified when Jupiter stations retrograde in March.

    The internal darkness of Scorpio will help nurture our experience of Jupiter so as to help transform our beliefs and faith into greater alignment with the underlying natural order and fabric of our reality. We will feel compelled to challenge and confront the dictates and doctrines of the dominant paradigms found within society, including religious, political, and metaphysical systems. There will be many treasures to uncover from within the waters of Scorpio in the coming year as long as we maintain the fortitude necessary for the dive.

    How the cry of a bird can move us . . .​
    Any shaped, created cry.​
    But children, playing out in the open,​
    cry beyond real cries.​
    Cry hazard. Into the narrow crevices​
    of this world-space (through which the uncaught​
    bird-cry slips, the way we enter dreams—)​
    they drive their shrieking’s wedges.​
    Alas, where are we? Drifting freer and freer,​
    like kites torn loose from their strings​
    we lurch about in midair, frayed by laughter,​
    ripped by winds. —O array the criers,​
    singing god! Let them awake as a roaring,​
    one deep current carrying head and lyre.​
    from Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke, born with Jupiter in Scorpio​

    Balzac, Toward the Light, Midnight (1908) Photograph by Edward Steichen of Auguste Rodin’s Balzac statue. Rodin was born with Jupiter in Scorpio.​

    Hill, Judith. (2013). Eclipses and You: How to Align with Life’s Hidden Tides. Stellium Press.
    Kingsley, Peter. (2003). Reality. The Golden Sufi Center.
    Rilke, Rainer Maria. (2004). Sonnets to Orpheus. Translated by Edward Snow. North Point Press.
    Shantideva. (1997). The Way of the Bodhisattva. Translated by the Padmakara translation group. Shambhala Library.
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    Mercury Retrograde in Leo

    July 30, 2018 / grayastrology
    from Hermetic Child of Sun and Moon (1752)
    Mercury Retrograde in Leo​

    Flower-muscle, slowly pulling open / the anemone’s vast meadow morning, / until the loud sky’s polyphonic light / comes pouring down into its womb,​
    muscle of infinite reception / flexed in the quiet flower star, / sometimes so overwhelmed by fullness / that the sunset’s call to rest​
    is scarcely able to give you back / the wide-sprung petal edges: you, / resolve and strength of how many worlds!​
    We violent ones, we last longer. / But when, in which of all these lives, / are we finally open and receivers?​
    -Rainer Maria Rilke, Sonnets to Orpheus

    When Mercury stations retrograde its best to honor the stillness of the quicksilver messenger, bringing focused presence to our day and open receptivity to the multiplicity of night. Being ever watchful as Mercury stations helps direct awareness toward opportunities appearing on the horizon as well as previously unnoticed matters on the edge of disarray that need remediation. Mercury is always powerful when stationing and typically dominates the astrological discourse when it does; however, when Mercury stationed retrograde on July 26 it was overshadowed by Mars being opposite the Sun at the heart of its retrograde phase, as well as the anticipation of a Total Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius climaxing the next day. Being in the middle of eclipses, with a partial solar eclipse in Leo coming on August 11, we can expect more than the usual amount of change in coming weeks. Mercury twinkling in the cooling of sunset, standing still by zodiacal degree, offers us the gift of potent awareness.

    Of course, Mercury shifting retrograde really means that Mercury is passing in between our Earth and its orbit with the Sun. Since Mercury becomes closest to us in orbit when retrograde, the star of Hermes becomes a more dominant force to contend with amongst the daily transits. Though Mercury retrograde has taken on overly negative projections in popular culture that are false exagerrations, it is true that there is a cunning, elusive quality of Mercury that can be difficult for many to negotiate with. The star of Hermes becomes a crafty, artful leader in life when retrograde, with a wily and procreative quality that was deftly teased by Karl Kerenyi in the following passage:

    With Hermes as leader in life- so the classical tradition teaches us- the world receives a special nuance, the Hermetic accent as we have become acquainted with it. This Hermetic aspect is thoroughly empirical, and it remains within the realm of a natural experience of the world. The sum total of pathways as Hermes’ playground; the accidental “falling into your lap” as the Hermetic material; its transformation through finding-thieving- the Hermetic event- into a Hermetic work of art, which is also always something of a tricky optical illusion, into wealth, love, poetry, and every sort of evasion from the restrictions and confinement imposed by laws, circumstances, destinies- how could these be mere psychic realities? They are the world and they are one world, namely, that world which Hermes opens to us.​
    The reality of the Hermes world proves at least the presence of a standpoint from which it is revealed; more than that, it testifies to something active that is not merely revealing itself from that standpoint, but that is ever again suddenly present and drives the world to give concrete expression to the Hermetic works of art and illusion. The source of this experience and configuration of the world … is Hermes himself. It must possess the complete Hermetic breadth, from the phallic to … the guidance of souls, an activity that stretches even beyond life.​
    — Karl Kerenyi, Hermes: Guide of Souls

    Though people often curse blunders, mistakes, and the falling apart of possessions linked in the mind with Mercury retrograde, its worth considering the realm opened by Mercury retrograde is not an anomaly but rather something already there, awaiting activation. Indeed, Mercury stations retrograde at least three times a year for three weeks or so, and so the guidance it offers when retrograde is intrinsic to its nature. It’s what makes Mercury, Mercury. In fact when retrograde Mercury brings an amplified, penetrating focus to research, inner exploration, and the changing of habitual patterns.

    Visually, Mercury transitions from being an Evening Star visible at sunset into an invisible phase in which it descends below the horizon, too close to the Sun to be seen. This oracular disappearance from light is called the heliacal setting of Mercury, and will occur on July 30. From this day until Mercury eventually reemerges again into visibility on August 19 as a Morning Star at dawn, Mercury will be taking on its underworld role as a guide of souls, or psychopomp. Mercury is less the fleet footed, super curious social networker in this phase, becoming more plodding, penetrative, intuitive, and facile with symbolic interpretation of the signs we encounter in life. As Marsilio Ficino wrote in Opera:

    Mercury has the power to put souls to sleep or waken them with his staff; that is, in some way or another by putting himself into a certain shape, he can dull or sharpen the mind, or weaken or strengthen it, or upset or calm it.​

    The tricks of changing mind we can feel while Mercury is retrograde may feel frustrating, but if we can stand back and contemplate the bigger picture we will begin to sense an insight we actually needed to bring into our awareness. Dane Rudhyar in The Astrology of Transformation wrote that Mercury “gives mental formulation to the solar will,” seeking “to impersonalize and provide a conceptual foundation- a raison d’etre – for the often unclear (because emotional) urge the would-be individual experiences to live his or her own life.” With Mercury retrograde in the home of the Sun, during a time in which the Leo Sun will become partially eclipsed (August 11), and Mars retrograde will continue to deeply stir desires, the capacity of Mercury to help us discover a purpose within the tumult will be needed medicine.

    from The Crowning of Nature

    Though the world change swiftly / as the forms in clouds, / all perfected things fall back / to age-old ground.​
    Over what changes and passes, / wider and freer, / your deep song still hovers, / O god with the lyre.​
    Pain has not been understood, / love has not been learned, / and what in death removes us​
    remains undisclosed. / Alone over the land / song hallows and heals.​
    -Rainer Maria Rilke, Sonnets to Orpheus

    Mercury retrograde in Leo is the second of three retrograde phases in fire signs we will experience in 2018. Previously we experienced Mercury retrograde in Aries from March 22 through April 15, and later in the year Mercury will station retrograde in Sagittarius on November 16. Within a year of regenerating our relationship with the fire signs (consider what houses the fire signs occupy in your chart and related topics), the retrograde of Mercury in Leo is not only at the dead center of the process, but occurs during the most volatile period in astrology this year. As a result, Mercury retrograde can facilitate breaking down and releasing whatever aspects of our life need clearing to create more space for new growth to take root. The purgation that can come with this Mercury retrograde is amplified due to it occurring in Leo, the sign of the upcoming eclipse as well as the sign forming a polarity to Aquarius, the sign of the recent Lunar Eclipse and the place Mars is currently retrograde in.

    One of the advantages Mercury retrograde periods bring is increased capacity to look at things from a new perspective, helping us gain insight toward old issues and realize what aspects of life need support and attention. The combined influences of Mars retrograde with eclipses makes it more likely than normal that storylines are changing dramatically, and so the extra stirring provided by Mercury retrograde brings to mind the delight Mercury takes in the twist that moves the plot in a surprising direction and creates needed change. Thomas Moore in his book about the Italian Renaissance astrologer Marsilio Ficino brilliantly summarized Ficino’s perspective toward the protean imagination intermixed by Mercury:

    Mercury reveals an inner realm of things without depriving them of their concreteness… The most common mode of interpretation, in some circles the only way, is to dissect and analyze, freezing the components of an insight into brittle pieces which are then easy to manipulate. But the crafty sleight-of-hand of Mercury interprets without killing, transforming our view of one image through another… Since interpretation consists chiefly in discovering new images among the old, the surprise Mercury brings is a new image or a new idea, a gift from the cunning god who knows how to stir the soul…​
    In Mercury, words are like crystals whose facets are revealed in their turning, in the various perspectives brought upon them. Whatever keeps our ideas and fantasies turning and shifting, eluding our rational grasp and defying conclusive definition, is Mercurial. When we are the deft, interpretive, eloquent secretaries of our own actions and ideas, then we are Mercury; for then we interpret our own minds.​
    — Thomas Moore, Planets Within: the Astrological Psychology of Marsilio Ficino

    With Mercury retrograde in the fixed fire sign of Leo, opposite the sign of Aquarius where Mars is retrograde, we are journeying into the subconscious shadow of however we have been creatively self actualizing. Have we been holding back on going after what we want, or have we been taking on too much? What lies at the heart of our ambition, is it a need for attention or power? Or are we passionately in service to an ideal or message we wish to share with others, without need of extrinsic reward or recognition? What sacrifices on behalf of our ideals and community are we willing to make, and how will this impact our personal relationships? How much attention needs to be directed into our intimate relationships, personal space, and private creativity, rather than expressed through mediums into the collective?

    In the end all of the challenges faced during Mercury retrograde in Leo will help us not only refine the vision we have of a healthy and fulfilling life, but begin enacting the modifications needed to rebalance whatever has been imbalanced. Whatever inauthentic patterns we have been engaging in will become obvious, opening the opportunity to separate from what we no longer want to engage, realigning in a direction resonant with our core values.

    Transfiguration of Thoth [Squaring the Circle] by Marlene Seven Bremner (2018)

    Into the Heart

    Here, among the vanishing, be, in the realm of decline ⁄ be a ringing glass that shatters even as it rings. ⁄ Be—and know as well the terms of nonbeing, ⁄ the infinite ground of your inmost vibration, ⁄ so that, this once, you may wholly fulfill them.​
    –Rainer Maria Rilke, Sonnets to Orpheus

    Mercury will be reborn through its union with the Sun on August 8 at 16º27′ Leo. At this moment of regeneration within Mercury’s synodic cycle, efforts made in contemplation can be rewarded with clarifying insight. Mercury within a degree of the Sun was described by the ancient astrologer Rhetorius the Egyptian as being in the heart of the Sun, and this became known as moment in which Mercury is seated upon the solar throne, strengthened in all things mercurial. Typically we get can get a boost with our Mercury work at this time, or powerful realizations through inner reflection, but overall this is a time to emerge with a purified perspective from all the putrefaction of mind we’ve been experiencing since Mercury stationed retrograde on July 26. This particular inferior conjunction of Mercury is especially powerful and volatile, due to it occurring in between eclipses with Uranus in Taurus stationing retrograde a day before on August 7, and Mercury applying to a square with Jupiter in Scorpio that will perfect a couple days later on August 10.

    As Mercury is a mutable planet that takes on the qualities of its aspects in astrology, Mercury near the Sun in Leo likewise takes on the potent heating, drying, clarifying, and inspiring qualities of the Leo Sun. Yet the current Mercury retrograde finds it in the strange climate of eclipses occurring during the Sun’s time in Leo. More significantly, Mercury will unite with the Sun for its fiery rebirth only three days before the Sun is partially eclipsed by the Moon. The shadow that will partially fall across our great solar light is therefore transmitted directly by the quicksilver messenger, just as Mercury is at a “newborn” phase of its cycle more susceptible than normal to other influences.

    Marsilio Ficino in Three Books on Life wrote that as the Moon “receives a life-giving power” from the Sun each time it forms a union, “she receives from Mercury in the same place [Mercury is always near the Sun] a force which blends her moistures,” since Mercury has “the virtue of his own transformation into all other planets and by virtue of his many revolutions.” At the time of the inferior conjunction of Mercury, the Moon will be at home in Cancer within the closing, balsamic phase of its synodic cycle. On August 10/11 the Moon will conjoin Mercury only six hours before the Moon then partially eclipses the Sun on August 11. This brings the regenerated Mercury into deep, stirring contact with whatever hidden material is emerging from the opening and closing of the eclipse gates, including the Total Lunar Eclipse of July 27.

    As Mercury moves from 17º Leo where it unites with the Sun back to 12º Leo where it stations direct on August 18, Hermes will be playing its role of alchemical mystic with pleasure, diverting and then refocusing perception on a multiplicity of images and messages to help us sort through the insights revealed by the eclipses. An extra shift coming in the wake of the Leo Eclipse on August 11 will occur when Mars retrograde transitions from Aquarius into Capricorn on August 12. Mars retrograde leaving a whole sign opposition with Mercury retrograde will not make things easy all of a sudden, but it will lower the levels of volatility to a degree. With Mars retrograde in Capricorn while Mercury finishes the final week of its retrograde, we can begin taking action in accordance with whatever insights arose with the rebirth of Mercury.

    El Trovador by Remedios Varo

    Mercury Stations Direct

    And their feet move / Rhythmically, as tender / feet of Cretan girls / danced once around an / altar of love, crushing / a circle in the soft / smooth flowering grass​
    — Sappho, translated by Mary Barnard​

    Mercury stations direct on August 18 or 19, depending upon your time zone, at 11º32′ Leo. Not long after Mercury stations direct, we will also experience the heliacal rising of Mercury on August 19 when it becomes visible again at dawn as a Morning Star. Since ancient times in astrology this has been seen as an oracular moment of Mercury transmitting a message for us to receive. Fittingly for such an ancient spiritual context, Mercury will be stationing direct in Leo closely conjoining the North Node of Neptune.

    The planetary nodes of Neptune began shifting back and forth from Cancer (North) and Capricorn (South) into Leo (North) and Aquarius (South) by the 10th century, but by the time of the 1100s they began stabilizing in Leo and Aquarius where they remain today. I was recently watching Joseph Campbell interviewed in The Power of Myth television series, and realized when he waxed poetic about the significance of the shift to the age of the troubadour that he was also speaking about the shift of the North Node of Neptune moving into Leo. Campbell said that the shift that came about in the age of the troubadour was monumental in terms of creating a human ideal for pursuing an authentic life rather than one dictated by the dogmatic authority of church, family, and culture. With the troubadours came the ideal of person to person love that continues into the modern era. Instead of conforming to the dictates of arranged marriage, the sway of the troubadours inspired the ideal of being seized by the soul’s counterpart in a romantic other. People became willing to risk literally burning in the fires of hell, as they were told they would do by authorities, in order to be with their beloved.

    With Mercury stationing direct on the North Node of Neptune, the message we receive will involve an essence to embody in our creative actualization. We may feel inspired to sing a new song of heart centered inspiration. We will need to begin finding ways to work with the fecund creative potency emerging from within, integrating it into our identity and relationships. Sweetly, Venus will be at home in Libra and passing through a sextile with Mercury as our valiant messenger finally completes its underworld voyage. Moreover, not only Venus by sextile, but the Moon in Sagittarius by trine will be there to bolster reception of a new creative spirit as Mercury stations direct.

    As Mercury resumes forward motion through zodiacal degrees again, Mars will begin stationing direct in Capricorn. Mercury reaches maximum elongation as a Morning Star on August 26 at 16 degrees of Leo, a point in its synodic cycle that Gary Caton in his book Hermetica Triptycha demarcated as an ending to the alchemical retrograde process of Mercury that began on July 11 when Mercury was at maximum elongation as an Evening Star at 17 degrees of Leo. Mars then stations direct two days later on August 28, and as Mars begins to generate some forward momentum, Mercury will leave the “shadow zone” of the degrees it formed its retrograde within on September 2 when it crosses over 24 degrees of Leo.

    This means at the end of August we will be wrapping up both the Mercury and Mars retrograde periods, with awareness needed that we will still be dealing with the aftermath of Mars retrograde into October as it makes its way back toward the degree it originally stationed at. When we look back at these months in future years and decades, we are likely to remember it as a time of significant turning. Bear this in mind if things become overheated and rough, for you will have found new strength and realization on the other side of these transits. As a fragment of Sappho, who wrote in the 6th century B.C., still sings:

    You may forget but​
    Let me tell you / that someone in / some future time / will think of us​
    -Sappho, translated by Mary Barnard​

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