It’s tempting, in times of pain, chaos and transformation, to think there are no opportunities for you to participate, or feel like life is so insane that nothing matters, and besides, the world is ending anyway. Plenty of people are caught in the meme that nothing makes a difference, especially them.
As Donald Trump faces growing outrage over his response to the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Democracy Now! hosts an exclusive interview with the great-great-grandsons of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson. At least 1,500 symbols of the Confederacy can be found in public spaces across the country.
You may be really excited about the total solar eclipse of the Sun on Monday, or tied up in knots of outrage, fear and despair. You may even count yourself in both categories, and wonder how to deal with it all. Taking a cue from a famous Martin Luther King quote and its less-famous inspiration, Amanda Painter considers how the present moment and the universe’s long arc intersect within us.
You may have to adjust your strategy in light of unexpected developments, though that is another way of saying that plenty is brewing behind the scenes that you may not be aware of yet. Don’t mistake this for nothing happening. Current astrology is a reminder to pick up the threads on whatever may have been sidetracked about six weeks ago.
A crowd of activists toppled a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina, on Monday. As the crowd shouted “We are the revolution,” a college student named Takiyah Thompson climbed up a ladder, looped a rope around the top of the Confederate Soldiers Monument in front of the old Durham County Courthouse and then pulled the statue to the ground.
Today the Leo Sun makes a grand fire trine with Eris in Aries and Ixion in Sagittarius. Even though it looks more like a ‘triangle of fire’ than a ‘ring of fire’, the principle is the same; and it’s up to you not to burn out of control. A few things look like they will help you light your spark constructively.
Are people with radical agendas and intense energy making you nervous? Are folks getting into playing all kinds of power games around you? Do you feel attacked, invaded or inquired of? Have there been new men or testy women showing up in your life unexpectedly? If so, I suggest you stop worrying and start figuring.
The nation continues to grapple with the fallout from this weekend’s violence after a Nazi sympathizer drove into a crowd of anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one person and injuring 19. Donald Trump finally condemned white supremacists on Monday for the bloodshed this weekend, after initially failing to directly blame the group.