In this media-themed program, I look at the Uranus-Eris conjunction, Mars on the Aries Point, as well as the forthcoming Venus retrograde. In the last segment, I bring in Andrew McLuhan as my guest, and we consider what’s going on within us and around us. For my musical guests, we have Simon & Garfunkel, with songs that are (gasp!) 50 years old and sound as fresh as the day they were recorded.
The Sun in fixed Aquarius is reaching a point where it will be resonating strongly with a large number of celestial objects in cardinal signs. As Len Wallick sees it, this puts you in a position either to make conscious choices or create unintended consequences based on how you think and what you feel.
On Monday night, after Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates over her refusal to defend Trump’s Muslim ban, many commentators compared the incident to the infamous Saturday Night Massacre in 1973, when then-Attorney General Elliot Richardson and his deputy resigned after President Richard Nixon ordered Richardson to fire the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate scandal.
At a certain point in a person’s desire for spiritual ‘enlightenment’, a crucial concept becomes clear: enlightenment does not mean receiving as many lofty, esoteric teachings as possible from all the best gurus. It means offering yourself to ‘hold the world together’ in whatever small ways you can. That is, it means loving as a verb.
February arrives at the depth of winter in most of the Northern Hemisphere, when we live in the shadow of cold, rain and snow. Within February’s first few days lies one of the four high holidays — or sabbats — of the pagan calendar, called Imbolc in Celtic times; one of the four “cross-quarter days.”
Sunday, Mercury formed a conjunction to Pluto in Capricorn. Two months ago, prior to Mercury retrograde, I suggested that the most obvious symbolism in the retrograde process involved a near-conjunction between the two points. Then Mercury backed off, and crossed back in to Sagittarius, where it made a near-conjunction to the Galactic Core, and then went direct.
You seem to have passed a psychic kidney stone. By that I mean that your ‘unconscious’ mind, the one that blazes to life when you dream, has been working out a puzzle or a problem. This may have been irritating you in ways that you have not put words to yet. They will come gradually, as you make the connections. What you’re feeling is likely to speak in subtle sensation before you’re able to translate it into words.
Today will involve a variety of aspects from inner planets to centaurs. This suggests a general theme of alchemical transmutation: taking past struggles and difficulties and making them into something new and better. Sometimes we allow ourselves to become fixated on particular injuries. When that happens, we temporarily cease to evolve and to remain open.
There must be some extraordinary sexual vibes moving through your life and your body now. But Westerners almost always wrap anxiety and guilt around their experiences of pleasure and pleasure-seeking, so when the snake does its spiral dance and rises from its silent coil we often have to deal with excess negative emotion.