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The Oracle Report ~ June 5, 2014

Laura Walker’s Oracle Report for today goes right along with the recent themes I’ve noted. I especially like her analogy of the cat arguing with a mouse — when, clearly, the cat could just overpower the mouse. That is so right on for situations I’ve observed in the microcosm. As within, so without. Methinks that certain mice have taunted the cat for far too long, ala Tom & Jerry — or, perhaps the cat has toyed with the mouse, while arguing with it instead of eating it. As Laura notes, the mouse is not being devoured by the cat, which seems to indicate some kind of opportunity for balance.

Photo of pelican by wise owl Lawrence

Photo of pelican by wise owl Lawrence

Thursday, June 5, 2014

First Quarter Moon Phase: take action, break away, step out

Moon in Virgo

Ruling Mahavidya: Bagalamukhi (The Paralyzer, The Storm-Calmer)

Skill: look at the details but also the bigger picture of things

Negative Imprint: settling for less, taking scraps; aggression, arguments

Positive Imprint: independence, creativity, speaking one’s mind peacefully

The First Quarter Moon phase begins today, bringing the energy to link things together with the intricacy of a fine lace handkerchief. We see how things from our past, present, and future are threaded together. Details are important today, and taking care of small details is encouraged, but seeing the big picture of all the details is more important. We want to make sure we are looking at the totality of things, not just one aspect.

The Sun is now in the middle of Gemini. Gemini energy always involves others in various ways; it is the sign of The Twins. The concept of “the other” is fused with Gemini. It is concerned with “me vs others” and can have difficulty standing on its own. You could also say it is about our inner world and what we show the outer world. Today’s energy highlights the Gemini theme of others through strong support of activities, projects, and ideas undertaken with others.

Further, the notion of “self and others” comes into play today in other ways. In keeping with this month’s theme of “aroused strikers around a factory,” we are inclined to stand up and lay out our position in support of something important. To minimize resistance, make sure you are coming from the highest level of intention and do not become aggressive or pushy. Stand in your center and radiate your power. Communicate your emotions, but don’t get carried away or overdramatic. Be clear and don’t waver. And if you don’t get the support or outcome that you want, don’t despair. Enormous inner strength will be built and clarity about what is not in line with your highest, best, happiest life will be revealed. Wisdom is gained.

The “intricate lacework” today includes potential for being misunderstood or disadvantaged. This manifests if you are focusing too much of your energy on others at the expense of taking care of yourself. What need is this satisfying in you? Do you need to become more independent, self-contained, or creative? Remember that inner strength is the aim this month. Don’t lose sight of alternatives or other possibilities.

Finally, a word about the impending Mercury retrograde. Mercury will station retrograde on Saturday, but today it has moved to the degree in the sky where it will appear to stop and move backwards. Simply stated, the retrograde energy is foreshadowed today. Here’s the thing: the degree of Mercury’s retrograde is “a cat arguing with a mouse.” Take a breath and let’s begin to reframe this. Yes, this means the Mercury retrograde will be intense. Things will come to somewhat of a standstill and communications will have conflicts. People will argue about things. But the fact that the cat is arguing with the mouse, when it could easily overpower and devour it, tells us that some sort of balance will come to situations – possibly for the first time. Old values, ideas, and systems are reconsidered. You could say the underdog (or “undermouse”) takes a stand and gains power. What was once overpowering is now open for discourse. While Mercury is retrograde, the balance of power is transformed in all things. Let’s work the Mercury retrograde from this angle, starting today.

Since the day is like intricate lacework, I could go on and on about the energetic signatures, but this is the big picture. Dive in to look at details, but come back to see things as a whole. Keep building your inner strength.

(P.S. Good job making it through double Crescent energy, wise owls! – For more information about the double Crescent energy, refer to the audio recording for this month, the Gemini Moon, here at the top of the Homepage at OracleReport.com)

Additional note from Laura Walker: Thank you for supporting the Oracle Report! Your donations keep the reports free and available for everyone. [You can find a donation button on her site.]

Tom Lescher ~ Astrology Forecast April 30-May 6, 2014

This Pele Report explains some of what I’ve been hearing from friends and clients about the recent energy of “hurry up and wait.” If you’re raring to go but inexplicably spinning your wheels, it really could be the larger energies — not simply your own internal resistance. I suggest using the time delay to increase inner clarity while balancing the highest good of all involved.

Kaypacha advises to “Speak your truth and assert yourself, but in a loving way. … Talk about your feelings” [as opposed to a rigid judgment structure].

This time period emphasizes “accepting other people’s values. This is the Eighth House. I can be different than you. You can need, or want or value different things than me, and it doesn’t need to be the end. … We can respect each other as different, diverse human beings. I don’t need you to become like me, and I’m not going to become like you.” We can still have a relationship, though.

Boy, am I finding this last one play out in my personal life as I try to accept that the enormous and vocal majority of locals I encounter — even when shown the corporate tentacles and manipulative, oppressive strings attached to various grants and initiatives — become even more determined to turn a blind eye (clamped shut and triple blindfolded if need be) and just take the money, regardless of eventual consequences. I have yet to find anyone who cares enough to scratch below the next meal, next grant or next year … and I find myself in an area with enormous potential to avoid so many of the pitfalls I’ve seen elsewhere — not just accidentally hitting a pothole, but actively inviting in and celebrating eventual sinkholes. I can help people strategize ways to avoid such things, but not when everyone asserts that they believe potholes and their eventual sinkholes are wonderful things.

So yes, Kaypacha, I’ve been feeling the “accepting others’ values” aspect in a very poignant way.

Last night, David and I attended a poetry reading by a childhood friend of his, Julia Kasdorf, and she read from her latest “documentary poetry” collection (not yet released), which focuses on complex issues of fracking in Pennsylvania. She has interviewed and eavesdropped on hundreds of people and interweaves the communities’ practical support for fracking with images of burning wells, unrelenting noise, landscape devastation, and economic exploitation. That same sense of extreme poverty celebrating whatever helps put food on the table now pervades her delicate and bittersweet observations about long term consequences and the history of Penn’s Woods. Having grown up in PA, the poems hit home even more personally than the Beehive Design Collective‘s visual work. Global corporatism and control are marching everywhere — in Mesoamerica, in Goshen, in Pennsylvania — and despite the few resisters, many, many, many people continue to dance and beat the drums of “progress.”

Thank you, Kaypacha, for putting things into their larger astrological context. For some of you, it may be time to surrender and release. For me, it’s time to garden and break out Joanna Macy’s “Active Hope” again, too. Sober Beltane Blessings, as we find ways to celebrate what we can, even as others celebrate the very things that break our hearts ….

From YouTube:

Published on Apr 30, 2014

After the cloudburst and torrential rain,
The clouds disperse and the Sun shines again,
The rivers rise up and flow to the sea,
The more I let go, the more I am free.
Open up and let the sun shine in after the big cloudburst of thes last few weeks….. We can figure that May will be somewhat less frustrating but now it can be like cleaning up after a wild party the night before….. Mercury opp Saturn this Friday is pretty sober so keep the chin up… it will be worth it! Artwork from the last Pele Report by Fulya Kurter and music this week by: https:soundcloud.com\lucere
For more information check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzpaD…

Jill Mattson ~ Three Clues That We Are Influenced — From the Stars!

Here’s an article that shares some scientific confirmation of energy from the stars influencing life on Earth. Anyone who’s ever wondered if astrology is nonsense, or who can’t understand why we might feel impacts from Mars, might want to read this article. Those who do feel astrological tugs might enjoy learning why. Thanks, G!

JillsWingsOfLight ~ March 26, 2014

HarmonyInTheSpheres

The planets in motion create waves, and they influence us! This is indisputable science! The waves are below our hearing range, but are recorded from satellites. These waves correspond to the waves of our body, mind and emotions, and transfer energies through octave resonance – pushing and pulling us. Many would call this vibratory influence astrology!

Numerous scientists have confirmed the presence of this energy that comes to Earth from the stars. Sharry Edwards uses information taped (but below our hearing range) from satellites to describe subtle energy influences that you receive everyday!

In the 1600′s scientist Johannes Kepler sought evidence for harmony in the universe, as described by Pythagoras and others. Kepler found the movement of planets created a scale that was linked to simple, whole numeric ratios. In his book, Hermonices Mundi, the Five Books on Musical Harmony, Kepler calculated the angles of the planets (as measured from the sun) from their extreme positions in elliptical orbits during a twenty-four hour period. A system of simple intervals emerged, sixteen in all, (two exceptions) that are musical consonances or intervals with whole number ratios. He offers this as proof of harmonic laws in the cosmos.

If we take Kepler’s diatonic musical scale down enough octaves, these waves correspond to the brain wave patterns of alpha, beta, theta, and delta. Think about that. The movements of the planets create frequencies and our brain waves emulate that wave pattern. Isn’t that astounding?

Four hundred years later a pair of Americans detected a form of music from the heavens. “In 1993 Hulse and Taylor landed the Nobel Prize for discovering binary pulses – stars which send out electromagnetic waves in pulses. The most sensitive equipment located in one of the world’s highest places, high on a mountain top in Arecibo, Puerto Rico picks up evidence of their existence through radio waves”.

The Earth also emits low levels of electromagnetic energy from the spinning core of molten iron way below the surface. Energies from the sun distort the earth’s field with high-energy solar winds. The interaction of the earth’s magnetic field (from the molten iron) and the solar winds (from the sun) combines into electromagnetic energy, which is comprised of low frequencies. These frequencies also mingle with our own energies of body, mind and soul.

Dr. Becker, physician author and researcher, describes cosmic magnetic influences on life. “The strength of the Earth’s magnetic field averages about half a gauss and worse yet, its daily charge is less than 0.1 gauss. Compared to a magnet that holds a refrigerator door closed, this is peanuts, indeed. There is simply no way that such a small charge in the field could influence even a compass needle. However Professor Brown’s experiments in the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory indicate clearly that living organisms have the ability to somehow sense these minute daily cycles in the earth’s magnetic field and to use them to time their biological cycles”.

Dr. Becker continues, “Twenty years later we know that living things have the capacity of detecting and obtaining information from such low-strength fields as the steady geomagnetic field and its cyclic fluctuations”. Dr. Becker believes that this is how animals differentiate between north and south for migrations and other purposes.

It has been proved that the subtle energy systems in our body detect and obtain information from geomagnetic fields. Similarly, astrologers profess that our subtle energy systems are influenced by electromagnetic energy that originates in space.

Jill, a four time author/soundhealing expert, uses Sound Healing techniques with original music. Free soundhealing mp3s at bottom of home page: http://www.JillsWingsOfLight.com. Special frequencies expand our consciousness; musical intervals, rhythms and harmonics may be directed to produce special effects!

My Own Take on this Mercury Retrograde, Beginning February 6, 2014

Several people have asked me for a gloss on Ann’s and others’ articles about this potent Mercury Retrograde period, which began on February 6, 2014 at 4:44 p.m. East Coast time and officially runs through February 27th, not counting the Shadow Periods on either end. I encourage people to read or reread my earlier general tips for surviving and even thriving in Mercury Retrograde, but due to the requests for more clarity and guidance about this particular one, I will share some additional observations here.

First of all, I have a lot of Mercury in my chart. Tons. Mercury rules my Gemini Sun and my Virgo Ascendant, and I’ve got lots of key planets in Gemini, which means that I needed to learn how to turn Mercury Retrograde periods to my own advantage, or else face extreme inconvenience and even disaster for 9-12 weeks per year. Been there, done that … for awhile. No thanks! After some rough go rounds, I opted for learning how to thrive during the Rx periods, and the article linked above shares some of the most transferable ways to do that.

When examining this particular Merc Rx, the biggest factor appears to be Neptune, which rules addictions, illusions, mystical experiences, the ocean, and the sign of Pisces. Since Mercury Retrograde periods tend to build upon previous Merc Rx’s, they provide opportunities to review and revise where we found ourselves in the past few Mercury Retrograde periods. If you can’t remember those details, have a look at this chart and your calendar. Perhaps it will jog some memories. This first Merc Rx of 2014 — occurring in dreamy Neptune — will support (read: “push”) you to reevaluate areas of life in which you’ve allowed yourself to be fooled by illusions, sucked into addictions (relationships, substances, habits), or “forced” to invite inappropriate boundaries.

Anytime we find ourselves bamboozled, it’s tempting to blame the other person, the government, “the cabal” or whomever we feel perpetrated the deception. This Mercury Retrograde period will call us out as individuals who willingly participated in the lies. As individuals and as a society, we will need to accept our own responsibility in the dance of illusion, addiction and legerdemain, or else actively relegate ourselves to delusions that will — at best — prevent full satisfaction in life and — at worst — potentially result in the extermination of the human race. Yes, the stakes are high right now, and this first quarter of 2014 raises them even more.

I often recommend the website http://narcissismfree.com, both for the articles and the valuable ebooks. Kaleah does a great job explaining the sticky web of lies and illusion used by narcissists to ensnare their “victims,” and we live in an incredibly narcissistic society. I appreciate Kaleah’s work because she empowers people to see beyond the script, beyond what magicians and the Faery Realm call the “Glamour” — specters and projections that bear little resemblance to reality. In fact, the narcissistic web and “Glamour” often present the exact opposite of reality, making the ugly appear beautiful, the weak impenetrable, and the vampire generous. Throughout and following this Mercury Retrograde in Neptune, humanity will suffer exponentially greater pain for failing to pierce the Glamour. Those who do dismantle the projections will likely feel initial shock replaced by more freedom, exhilaration and possibility than they’ve ever felt before.

On a global level, I find it interesting that the Olympics fall smack dab in Mercury Retrograde. Whatever dastardly false flag plans anyone has for those Games will likely face the wrath of Murphy’s Law; however, any grand illusion presented might initially gain a worldwide following. That belief should be short lived, though, and the global backlash against what eventually reveals itself as obvious trickery might amuse a different kind of spectator. I would suggest a 30-day unplugging challenge during this Merc Rx and Shadow period. If you own a tell-LIE-vision, turn the lying thing off! If you listen to talk radio, turn it off. Ditto most Hollywood films. Without those three bastions of mass illusion for 30 days, you’ll go a long way towards reclaiming your mind.

If you know you have an active addiction to something else, then now might be a great time to review how you got into that set of circumstances in the first place. Consider upgrading any addictions you know you have. If you want to quit smoking, transmute that compulsion into exercise and/or meditation. Until humans fully heal, addictive holes remain, so it’s usually much easier to replace an addiction with a better quality habit than just trying to eliminate it.

If you, like me, like to utilize the predominant energies to amplify intentions, then get creative! Nebulous Neptune blurs boundaries, which can really help with brainstorming. If you’ve set aside a creative project, then the current energies support a fresh look and revision. If something seemingly immovable in your life or in this world upsets you, then the current energies offer optimal times for what I call Houdini-ing your way out. In order to escape illusions, it helps to know how one creates illusions. You can reverse engineer magick and Glamour as much as scientists reverse engineer technology. Deconstruct, revise, and rebuild. During Mercury Retrograde, think “re-.” Neptune gives you the most potent areas for the re-’s: addictions, illusions, deceptions, and all things murky or lost at sea.

Haha, I just typed “see” instead of “sea,” and both meanings hold true for this period. Practice seeing with your inner eye, and you’ll find intuition expands.

[WordPress just told me I finished the initial post at 888 words, which emphasizes the infinite potential of this period, doubles the 4:44 start time of the Mercury Retrograde, and, according to Doreen Virtue:

"888 — A phase of your life is about to end, and this is a sign to give you forewarning to prepare. This number sequence may mean you are winding up an emotional career or relationship phase. It also means there is light at the end of the tunnel. In addition it means, The crops are ripe. Don’t wait to pick and enjoy them. In other words, don’t procrastinate in making your move or enjoying the fruits of your labor."

Wise words.]

Lots to Celebrate!

Well, it’s a festive time of year, indeed. Just this weekend, we’ve got lots to celebrate, so take your pick, and please add more if I’ve missed any:

Happy Chinese New Year (Year of the Horse)! (Asian New Year)

Happy Candlemas! (Christian)

Happy Groundhog Day! (American)

Happy Imbolc! (Pagan/Wiccan Cross Quarter Day)

Happy St. Brigid’s Day! (Christian grown out of Pagan tradition)

I couldn’t resist posting the ever lovely and informative Laura Daligan (lots of Laura’s lately!) talking about Imbolc, St. Brigid, Bride, Candlemas and the “festival of new beginnings.” She also doesn’t mention Groundhog Day, but her story about the Cailleach sounds awfully familiar.

Happy, Happy!

Timothy Glenn ~ Uranus Square Pluto Part 4.5: The Heliocentric Square

Tim promised me this article was on its way, and now, here it is, with a bit of inner preparation time to spare before the big Heliocentric Square on November 23, 2013. Wild times this November! I always enjoy Tim’s wisdom, peppered with musical references and humor.

Uranus Square Pluto Part 4.5
The Heliocentric Square

By Timothy Glenn

Let’s begin with a thumbnail sketch on Heliocentric Astrology. Here on Earth, we almost always use Geocentric (or Earth-centered) Astrology. The reason is quite simple: this is the planet we are living on, and so we experience our lives from this perspective.

Heliocentric (or Sun-centered) Astrology nonetheless has an impact on the entire solar system of which Earth constitutes a tiny part. When it comes right down to it, the Sun is boss.

As soon as we watch the planetary orbits from the perspective of the Sun, we notice a fun phenomenon: retrograde motion does not exist. Indeed, the Sun has never had to deal with a Mercury retrograde. All the planets orbit the Sun in continuously smooth motion. As a result, each aspect formed between any two planets will only occur one time from the perspective of the Sun.

In our Geocentric Astrology, Uranus and Pluto will exactly square each other seven times over the course of nearly three years, from June 24 of 2012 through March 16 of 2015. At the beginning of this month of November 2013, we experienced the fourth of the seven Geocentric squares.

November 23 is closing in on us, bringing the one and only Heliocentric square of these planets of evolution and revolution. The end result will trigger revelation for those of us with a spark of awareness. This marks a time of Apocalypse, which does not denote catastrophe. An apocalypse indicates an unveiling. The etymology of Calypso concerns covering or hiding something, so the Apocalypse will remove the veils, and we will see Reality from a profoundly more expanded perspective.

We Can Work It Out

At the square of these planets, we are playing out the ideologies that burgeoned forth at the conjunction, which occurred in the heart of the Sixties. It has been fun, in writing this series of articles, to harken back to those times through allusions to the music we enjoyed.

At the Heliocentric conjunction of Uranus and Pluto in January of 1966, the song at the top of the charts was “We Can Work It Out”. Although the song dealt with a single relationship, we can apply its purport on a global scale. The pressure of an evolutionary leap emphasizes that “there’s no time for fussing and fighting, my friend.”

A huge realization is pressing itself upon humanity: that we have been manipulated for millenia to divide ourselves against each other. Our world has been dominated by a small group of Souls incarnating along the same bloodlines, and these Beings have never held our best interests at heart. We have allowed ourselves to be governed by the criminally insane.

Back in the Sixties, many of us sang along with “Masters of War”. On a nearby wall hung a poster asking the question: “What if they gave a war and nobody came?” Really: what if the human race woke up, grew up, and simply quit allowing itself to be herded into senseless, needless conflict?

Sounds of Silence

Also at the time of the Heliocentric conjunction, another song swept to the top of the charts. The lyrics from “Sounds of Silence” hardly typified the standard bebop relationship songs predominant in the world of “top forty” music. Its popularity showed promise that a deeper, more thoughtful part of ourselves was yearning to emerge and express.

“Hear my words that I might teach you. Take my arms that I might reach you.” These lyrics were applied on a broad human scale within the context of the song itself. The Heliocentric square of November 23 calls this idealism into action. The human family would do well to reach out to one another in compassion and understanding.

Petty differences can be set aside, so “we can work it out” from our common ground: that we truly want a world of peace and harmony. Instead of manipulating each other to reach agreement, which is mental, we can see ourselves in alignment in our hearts. If we live in genuine alignment in our hearts, we can go from our current madness all the way to literal paradise, and never agree on a damned thing the whole way.

We all have our own visions of Heaven on Earth, and the Reality of it will probably not look like any of our visions. This gives us one more way to celebrate diversity. Universal Divine Love can serve as a “Bridge Over Troubled Water” into the vibrant reality of the New Earth.

Visions of Paradise

As we imagine the world we would love to co-create, our connections to the old world are falling away. Sometimes the “falling away” fails to manifest gracefully, and often not easily. Deeply ingrained thought forms and emotional patterning will continue to rise to the surface for release, especially now that we have reached the Heliocentric square. Anything not compatible with paradise will be left at the door.

The fourth Geocentric square on November 1 generated an upheaval of outmoded psychological baggage, most notably sorrow. Many people have reported waves of unshed tears flowing forth, sometimes with gut-wrenching grief. The pain cannot follow us where we are going.

And going we are.

Since the Moody Blues told us that “Thinking is the best way to travel”, we have discovered much more of our consciousness than mere thinking. Consciousness creates everything, including paradise and the means of traveling anywhere in the universe. Our consciousness includes and transcends all forms of thought; concrete, abstract, surreal and primal.

On the Threshold of a Dream

Some people have been feeling stuck, and chomping at the bit like a race horse waiting for the bell to ring and the gate to fly open. We have weathered an intense buildup of tension as the Geocentric squares have been plodding their way past their halfway point. We have an overwhelming sensation of an impending something. We stand on the threshold of the New Earth, the world of our dreams.

From the Heliocentric perspective, the energies have intensified gradually, moving inexorably toward the square of Uranus and Pluto. November 23 marks the moment at which all bets are off. We will still experience the remaining three Geocentric squares into 2015, but the center of our solar system will no longer give off a signal of waiting. As we move into 2014, we can be swept into the action demanded by the Uranus/Pluto square.

People Get Ready

The Apocalypse has arrived. We can resist and have our illusions shattered, or we can flow with the unveiling and allow our illusions to dissolve. Especially with Pluto in Capricorn, Uranus the Revelator will help lay bare the facts about our history, ourcurrent situation, and our future of glory.

We are being prepared to vibrate as part of the Harmony of the Spheres. When the Cosmic Conductor taps the baton on the podium, the period of tuning will elapse. The Symphony of Earth will be played with all our hearts.

Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions told us, “All you need is faith.” John Lennon and the Beatles told us, “All you need is love.” Instead of debating, we can opt for both. This evolutionary process may also require yet more patience.

Love, patience and faith? This brings to mind Proterrian’s All-Purpose 3-Step
Formula:

One: Come from a loving heart.
Two: Put one foot in front of the other.
Three: Walk in faith.

Individually and collectively, the time has come to awaken in the midst of this magnificent universe, and to face the music. We might be wise to accept the distinct possibility that the universe may not be playing Sixties tunes.

Timothy Glenn

http://soulpurposereadings.com/

A Note About Food Security and Solar Flares

I’ve mentioned before that a large cut in food stamp benefits begins on November 1, 2013. Depending on where they live, various people in the know have begun to sound alarms about the potentially severe impacts of these cuts — not just on those who can’t afford to buy food, but also the ripple effects into the communities. Hungry people with hungry children can behave in desperate and ugly ways. If you live in the US and are in a position to donate food to a local food pantry, church, or soup kitchen, the month of November — especially early November — would be an excellent time to do so.

Here in Goshen, several of us began talking about food security in late Spring, but we’ve ramped up our efforts in tangible ways that now involve a council of church leaders, the main soup kitchen in town, the college social work program, a low income housing program, the farmers market, and many other groups and individuals coming together to address holes in our community safety net. If you are at all able, I strongly urge people to begin networking within your own community, helping to raise awareness about the value of keeping well stocked food pantries as a way of keeping the peace and building community in these wild times. You’ll likely meet some incredible, like minded, caring, trouble-shooting people you wouldn’t otherwise have known exist, and who knows, those people could become good friends or part of your tribe.

Obviously, if you have the means to do so, please make sure you have some non-perishable food supplies available for your own use as well. In addition to the food stamp issues, we’ve got some wild space weather predicted for November, including one of the top astrological economists sounding the alarm about how November 13 — when the US government just happens to be having a comprehensive, national grid down scenario drill — shows the strongest likelihood of a solar kill shot he’s ever seen in hundreds’ of years worth of charts. Though not a guarantee of grid down, his accuracy in other areas, as well as similar nudges and synchronicities to be prepared for widespread power outages, is enough for me to pass along another suggestion to stock up on food, water and cold weather essentials. Another high solar kill shot date is December 19, 2013, plus or minus two days on either side of each prediction.

I debated whether or not to post the video/audio interview with Arch Crawford (the astro-economist) and have decided to do so. It’s a fascinating interview, although the sound quality’s not quite balanced, and Arch does share some potentially alarming details. No guarantees, and, of course, being prepared is not the same as freaking out! I’m not.

However … I did take this interview as yet another synchronous message along the lines of: “We’re all safer, happier and healthier if we live in a community that cares for each other and that recognizes a need for people to come together to address and begin to resolve areas of vulnerability.” For most communities in the US right now, the glaring vulnerability is food security. Grocery stores keep 1-3 days worth of food on hand, and we have millions and millions of people on food stamps. People who live EBT payout to EBT payout usually do not have more than a day or two of food on hand. Any disruption in the infrastructure, for any reason at all, could cause some serious food shortages and the possibility of riots. Even people not on food stamps often live paycheck to paycheck without putting away more than a day or two of food. After Hurricane Sandy, people began looting and rioting and claimed to be “starving” after only 3 days. Hard to believe, yes, but there you have it.

Knowing these facts, we can do our best to shore up supplies, communication systems and community networks so that a small or even large scale emergency reveals just how well we all work together instead of how badly FEMA can fail yet again. In NYC, after Sandy, the Occupy Movement was more organized and did a far better job distributing food and water to those who needed it than the Red Cross or FEMA.

However you feel about Occupy, they stepped up during and after Sandy. How were they able to do so? Because they already knew each other. They already had networks in place. They knew how to organize events together. They knew how to talk to neighbors and regular people down on their luck. You don’t need to join Occupy to participate in a similar way in your own community. Part of the evolution offered to us at this time is to find ways to support ourselves and support each other — ways that preempt and make obsolete the global New World Order that would love to take advantage of (or even cause) any and all crises headed our way.

Forewarned is forearmed. As the Hopi say, “this could be a good time.”

“You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour, now you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour. And there are things to be considered . . .

Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your garden.
It is time to speak your Truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader.”

Then he clasped his hands together, smiled, and said, “This could be a good time!”

“There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are torn apart and will suffer greatly.

“Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above water. And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate. At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, Least of all ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.

“The time for the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves! Banish the word struggle from you attitude and your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.

“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”

– attributed to an unnamed Hopi elder

Hopi Nation

Oraibi, Arizona

The Arch Crawford interview follows:

Timothy Glenn ~ Uranus Square Pluto, Part Four: All You Need Is Love

Yay! I love waking up to a new article by witty and wise friend, Timothy Glenn. This one shines even more light on the potent energies this week. With all the solar flares, Comet ISON and Halloween hoopla amidst Mercury Retrograde, I completely forgot about good ole Uranus and Pluto square dancing through the galaxy. Sooo much cosmic music these days … it reminds me of that Mary Poppins song my sister and I used to sing and act out in the family room — sometimes daily. “Step in time, step in time, never need a reason, never need a rhyme, kick your knees up step in time!” (Erica, if you’re reading this, enjoy the blast from the past.) May we all have such fun and beginner’s mind. ;)

Uranus Square Pluto Part Four
All You Need Is Love

by Timothy Glenn

Uranus and Pluto are still dancing out their seven exact squares to each other as we near the end of October 2013. The fourth exact square looms ahead on November 1, right on time for All Souls Day. We can view this middle of the seven events as a hinge point, a time of make it or break it. We could also compare it to a keystone in the center of an arch, a time upon which a lot is resting.

However you choose to analogize it, we have reached a crucial juncture in our “Global Metamorphosis”. The Hopi expression for our current world situation is Koyaanisqatsi; life out of balance. If we had thought we were living in A Mad Mad Mad Mad World before, we might have been right. But to take a hard honest look at the world now, we see that this experience of Koyaanisqatsi surpasses the seemingly harmless insanity we had tolerated for ages.

The Times They Are A-Changin’

When Uranus and Pluto formed their powerful conjunction in the 1960′s, they gave us what we know as The Sixties. The human world began to morph in earnest; civil rights, women’s rights, the peace movement, the environmental movement, expanding consciousness and a host of etceteras.

The Uranus/Pluto square is now calling the Sixties Idealism into action and putting it all to the test. We have hired an amazing troupe of Divine Actors to test us. As we tap into the Pluto energy to help us take a quantum leap in evolution, the Actors are trying to delay, misdirect or hijack our evolutionary process by manipulating the energy to support their Plutocracy. As we tap into the Uranus energy to inspire us in a massive social revolution, the Actors are trying to impose a totalitarian dystopia that would stupefy George Orwell and Aldous Huxley.

The Shift has hit the fan, the game is afoot, and the global metamorphosis has been catapulted far beyond the point of no return.

Give Peace A Chance

Although the potential for violence lurks in the astrological background, those of us awakening to our True Selves can invoke a powerful energetic in the universe known as Peace. In David Lynch’s lecture on Peace from the Quantum Level at the Maharishi University, he emphasized that Peace is not a frilly idea some little old lady dreamed up; it’s not a doily. Peace is a force in the quantum field.

What we have long accepted as “reality” exists within a miniscule frequency band. By opening our consciousness to include more of what vibrates right here right now, we can broadcast Quantum Peace ever more effectively into the world.

Developing a certain other quality might help immensely: complete emotional and mental body detachment from all people, places, things and specific outcomes in The Matrix. If we play this cosmic game as though it were exactly that (a game) we could amplify our ability to hold our own, and to avoid having our energy sucked into the dramas of a dying system. This places us in the position of being able to apply Quantum Peace more soundly than we could if we continued buying into the illusions of the game.

In a state of detachment, we can make peace within ourselves, peace with all possible outcomes, and peace with the rest of the universe.

A World Without Love

Written by Paul McCartney and performed by Peter & Gordon at the time of the Uranus/Pluto conjunction, “A World Without Love” skyrocketed to the top of the charts. And even though the song expressed longing for a romantic relationship, we can easily expand its meaning to another level.

We are stepping into our natural roles as conscious creators. As such, why on Earth (or any other planet) would we choose to co-create a world based on anything but pure infinite Divine Love? The line “I don’t care what they say, I won’t stay in a world without love” can be given a more profound application. Many millions of us have lost all interest in remaining in a fear-based world of lack, limitation, struggle, suffering, drama, stupidity, corruption, cruelty, greed, control…well, let’s not belabor the point. We have opted to live in a state of Infinite Love. Period. Everything else can go into the cosmic recycle bin.

The New Earth of our hearts’ dreams? Bring it!
Ye Olde World of our minds’ nightmares? It simply isn’t worth all the effort anymore, or any effort at all.

For What It’s Worth

Part of our balancing act in the midst of the Uranus/Pluto square involves prioritizing. With so much of the old world falling apart and/or falling away, with linear time collapsing around our ears, with one foot in each world – what really matters?

At the fourth exact square on November 1, Uranus in Aries will be getting a boost for its desire to experience genuine freedom. Uranus will be the focal point of a Yod, also known as the Finger of Fate, or the Finger of God. Perhaps in this case, revolutionary Uranus will give the Middle Finger of God to the control mechanisms of the parasitic would-be rulers of the world.

A Yod is created by planets forming a sextile (an angle of 60 degrees) while each of them simultaneously forms a 150 degree angle to a third planet. Mars in Virgo will form a tight sextile with the Sun/Mercury conjunction in Scorpio that day, and Uranus will be the third planet at the focal point of this laser. The Scorpio part of the equation will also be enhanced by the close proximity of Saturn and the Moon’s North Node.

Forgive all the Astrobabble, but Pluto will be receiving support in the form of a sextile from that stellium in Scorpio, as well as a trine from Mars. Allowing an orb of less than 3 degrees, Pluto and Mars will form a Grand Trine with the Moon’s South Node. In other words, there is a lot going on in the chart for Uranus Square Pluto Part Four. We can theorize and analyze (not forgetting that Mercury is retrograde until November 10), but the bottom line states that the world-changing influence of the Uranus/Pluto square is in the process of getting supercharged.

“When the Moon is in the Seventh House…”

BTW – those lyrics make absolutely no Astrological sense, but let’s play with the imagery anyway. After all, the Moon will be in Libra that day, and in the natural wheel of the Zodiac, Libra rules the Seventh House, which involves love and relationships.

Only hours before the Big Square goes exact, the Libra Moon will oppose Uranus, thus forming a brief T-Square of Moon/Uranus/Pluto. This warmup exercise occurs as the Moon prepares for the Solar Eclipse two days later on November 3. This repeats the pattern from Uranus Square Pluto Part Three, which occurred in May of this year. Both exact Uranus/Pluto squares of 2013 are sandwiched between eclipses, further empowering the deep emotional body transformation spontaneously happening.

As we transmute, the very nature of relationship will necessarily transmute as well, which will give new meaning to the Moon transiting the Seventh House.

I Feel Good

It has been a powerful year for our emotional lives. The article in March called “Pisces Gets Loaded” emphasized this phenomenon as we prepared for the Grand Water Trine in July, along with “A Celestial Star of David” or a Grand Sextile. The water sign activity this year has provided impetus for us to allow clearing of old wounds and patterns. During this fourth exact square of Uranus and Pluto, the supporting influence of the North Node, Sun, Mercury and Saturn in the intense depths of Scorpio will bolster us in an opportunity to delve into what used to feel like an endless abyss within us, and to heal profoundly.

However, we may not need to delve or excavate. In fact, we might simply realize that emotional issues of the old “reality” are bubbling up to the surface for graceful clearing. We can become effervescent, as our systems release whatever does not belong in the New Earth; fear, for example.

In each moment we choose between love and fear, and to navigate the waters of our quantum leap in evolution and to enter the New Earth, All You Need Is Love.

Timothy Glenn

http://soulpurposereadings.com/

The Oracle Report ~ Saturday, August 24 – Sunday, August 25, 2013

I’ve now had two people mention to me how strongly they resonated with the weekend’s Oracle Report, so I thought I’d follow my nudge to post it. Lots going on under the surface and then bubbling up for sharing.

The Oracle Report

Saturday, August 24 – Sunday, August 25, 2013

Disseminating Moon Phase: sharing, teaching, learning, introspection

Moon: Aries/Taurus

Ruling Mahavidya: Bhairavi and Shodashi

Today we begin the Disseminating Moon phase. Disseminating Moon phase is the time of the lunar month when we share with others and receive feedback that helps the wish/intention we set back at the New Moon phase to become stronger. We do not need to share or disclose the wish or intention per se. We share ourselves and, in the process, we not only receive messages and information that is helpful to us, but we provide messages and information that is helpful to others. Disseminating Phase is about communication.

We have ample power for communication and sharing from the Disseminating Moon phase combined with this weekend’s conjunction of Mercury (the Planet of Communication!) and the Sun. You will want to follow inner prompts to share information, go certain places, see certain people, pick up a specific book, talk to someone in particular, etc. Synchronicities abound, so pay close attention.

In the pattern of the Moon phases shifting between active and passive states, Full Moon phase is “active” and Disseminating Moon phase is “passive.” Even though we are taking action when we share with others, the mission is more about introspecting on the information we are receiving. Receiving is passive. Wise owls go inside themselves and observe in order to learn. Disseminating Phase always feels to me like playing the game “Clue” when I was younger (it has since lost its appeal; I tried it again recently). We are on the trail to learn more about our mystery (our wish or intention).

But this works best when we are willing to follow our intutition and share what we are prompted to share. In this way, we collaborate with others to bring about everyone’s wish or intention. We are part of their dream.

This does not mean what we hear from others is the way it is or the way it will be. It’s to be taken on board for consideration. The process of consideration (introspection) is what strengthens the wish or intention. Take the best and ignore the rest.

We have some particularly strong astrological energies coming up this week, primarily the approach of the Black Moon to oppose Pluto (with the exact conjunction on Thursday). As I’ve discussed, this astrological energy is taking romantic relationships to different levels (ending altogether or going in a new direction). Black Moon/Pluto energy only affects romantic relationships that are serious. This energy is interested only in true love, not superficiality. Commitment issues and the desire for commitment are the main focus. Also, the strong feminine energy (wild power) that began yesterday will remain in effect for a few more weeks. The power to fall in love or fall back in love is exceptionally high.

While this is transpiring this week, Mercury and the Sun will oppose Neptune and begin opposition with Chiron. Mars will move out of soft and sensitive Cancer and into fiery and dramatic Leo.

This is a lot.

Translation: Power down this weekend and charge up your inner batteries. Sudden, deep, transformative realizations come from sharing with others and taking in what others are feeding back to us. Pay attention to nature. The Mahavidyas often communicate their teachings through the natural world. Remember that fortification of the heart is taking place this month, calling forth the spiritual warrior in each of us. Follow the mission of Disseminating Moon phase and share your time, your thoughts, your ideas, and your feelings with others and see what feeds back to you.

Flash Silvermoon ~ Astroflash Monthly Horoscope for August 2013

In honor of the upcoming New Moon, I thought I’d share some of Flash Silvermoon’s August Astroflash. I’m publishing only the universal parts of the Astroflash, because it’s a long report. If you’d like to read personal horoscopes and/or view all the embedded images, you can pop over to her site by clicking here. I enjoy Flash’s mythological and astrological reflections on the current political, social and ecological scenes. Those people who’ve felt themselves in the pressure cooker may appreciate the broader cosmic context for some recent events on both personal and world stage. I also love that she brought in Dr. Emoto’s powerful work with water, which has recently been supported by independent research showing that “water has memory.” Enjoy the flow!

(Though traditionally celebrated on August 1 or 2, Lammas falls on August 7 this year, so we’re kind of having a whole week of Lammas. :) Flash gives some additional context for this somewhat lesser known holiday related to the first harvest.)

Flash Silvermoon ~ Astroflash Monthly Horoscope for August 2013

Merry Lammas everyone. This is an important Holy day for many of the Earth Religions in the world and is a time of harvest. What have you accomplished? What have your efforts yielded on all levels of your life? How do you feel inside your skin? Many questions and your answers are all around and inside of you if you pause and reflect. Astrology can also offer a good review as you check out your transits.

A few of us celebrated here at Moonhaven and we did just that. Each of us shared what we had harvested this year while the others in the circle reflected it back to us and then each of us affirmed what we would like to harvest for the next few months til Fall Equinox. By the time we were done we were high and elated. We must keep this process in the mix.

We begin August in the sunny sign of Leo. Traditional Astrologers will tell you that the Sun is exalted in the sign of Leo which means that when the Sun is in this sign its energy is at its strongest. The Sun is basically able to be its sunniest because it doesn’t have to shine through any other influences. For instance if the Sun is in Cancer, it must filter its energy through the Lunar watery sign of Cancer which is a pretty major blending operation, nothing short of blending the Sun and the Moon.

Always pretty easy to see a Leo enter the room and at this time, it’s like they might seem like super lions! This will be even more present when we experience the New Moon in Leo on the 6th. If you want to go out and see and be seen this New Moon could be just the ticket just make sure to be on time for your date and don’t spare the romantic flare. Being on time lets the other person know that they matter and is the very best start for the night. If you are planning an event, the New or Full Moon in Leo is a fabulous time for music, dance, art or anything that opens that creative outlet and….. people love to go out with a Leo Moon.

The Moon in any sign shows us what we need to feel nurtured and with the Moon in Leo it’s all in and from the heart. We want heart full communication, love and romance and a little of that can go along way at this time. Helping a person or animal that you love to feel special is always so rewarding for both beings. You get the joy of seeing them light up and they are lit. What can be better and it is so simple. Very important though, you need to tune in to what makes the other feel special rather than giving them what works for you, which will of course defeat the effort.

By studying each other’s Moon signs you will get clear insight into what helps each person feel nurtured and comfortable on the day to day and is also a good point of reference for a couple seeking to live together. Consult your Astrologer to discover that aspect of compatibility as it is key especially for women and even more for lesbian couples. Compatibility Charts are one of my favorite charts to do as you can see the individuals and couples come alive right on the page before you. You can use this type of chart to understand your relationship with anyone, needn’t be a love interest and believe it or not, you could actually compare your chart with your pet’s chart if you have one.

More about this New Moon in Leo. She is surrounded by a couple of the Asteroid Goddesses, Vesta and Ceres and opposed by Juno. Vesta’s energy works to create sacred space while keeping the sacred flame of Spirit and learning bright while Ceres sifts through that which nourishes to provide all the material things that we need for our well being. I am sure that the energies from Ceres are lining up the culprits like Monsanto and taking names. The only thing that keeps these monsters like Monsanto alive, and by the way it’s mostly selling here in America as most countries don’t even want their products, it is the Big Money and their lobbyists and the power brokers who incarcerate the poor for comparatively nothing while allowing the 1% ers to fill the grocery shelves with their poison.

Juno sits opposite the Moon making sure that women are treated equally on all levels including under the law. We are sure to see the Women come out extremely strong this month and you can see how this has been evolving since February. Many of the rebellions are being led by women and in the U.S. it’s the women on many occasions that have stood up against the idiocy that’s passing for government here including crossing the aisle. Interestingly, the harder we get pushed, and they are pushing us hard, the harder and stronger we come back and that’s a fact. Leading the way is Asteroid Goddess Pallas Athena, the Warrior.

As often happens as I write Astroflash, my tone and words mirror the energies that I write about and it would seem that these powerful archetypes really push the Amazon in me which needless to say doesn’t need much of a push. More slam downs on sex slave traffickers and places where they do female circumcision.

Thank Goddess Mercury is no longer retrograde and it seemed to me that I only stopped feeling that backward pull today, sort of. I am still finding it extraordinarily difficult to keep a schedule that stays together how about you? I think we can credit or blame that with the outer planet rumba rockin’ the heavenly rhythm. So many people I know call me and ask with head in hand, “Flash, what is going on with the energy?” If the overall Vibe has made your head spin, you are not alone. Sometimes knowing that a problem is not personal and might even be universal offers us an odd kind of comfort.

Much of the energies that we are experiencing are the usual suspects like the Grand Water Trine and the Uranus Pluto Square that have been appearing over the last couple of months with their orbs [contacts] getting closer and further away. For sure we will continue to experience all manner of water issues from storms and floods to new toxic leaks from Fracking and old leaks and gushers from the BP legacy.

With all the energy from the Grand Water Trine we will surely get to the bottom of these crimes against the planet involving our oceans, rivers, streams and lakes. When the need is great, the people respond and there will be infinitely more attention on better use, protection and healing of all the waters and that which dwells in them and around them as well. As I have said many times, that which may first look like a disaster can sometimes have some positive blow back. Most of the positive effects will not happen on their own however and we will have to push back against the system that is careless with our planet at best.

I am sure by this time many of you are aware of the ground breaking work that Dr. Emoto did with water. Essentially he took very polluted water and took pictures of it under a microscope and you can see the most awful broken up grey and black crystalline structures. Then he asked some people to pray over the water and wrapped the glass with the phrase I love you around it and low and behold the pictures that were shot showed a beautiful bright snowflake like crystalline structures. The water had been healed. Perhaps many more will use this simple but powerful technology for healing many more things. After all we are made of 90% water. So much good can come from the water from creating water powered turbines to healing and as the years go by so much more.

Jupiter in Cancer will be quite busy this month. On Aug.7 it will oppose Pluto and then on August 21 it will make its first square to Uranus. Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system and signifies expansion. Sometimes in our culture, the scientists and corporate world will do things just because they can and call it progress. Sometimes it is a wonderful improvement but more often it is a disastrous plague on the planet offering us a substance that is neither edible or destroyable.

Jupiter in Cancer opposing Pluto and later creating a T Square when it squares Uranus may represent the tipping point in the struggle against naming GMO’s and ridding the world of Monsanto poison that has found it’s way into so many places on the food chain it is frightening. The energy of Cancer has so much to do with how we feed ourselves and food in general and right now just knowing what we can safely eat has become a huge problem if you are trying to eat well and even if you are not! If I was a fatalist, and I am not, this point alone could drive you to drink except who knows what’s in your water or your energy drink OMG.

Stay away from fish because it has mercury and better not eat anything from the Gulf unless you want to gas up your colon with correxit. Oh and better not eat any of the sea life from the West Coast unless you want to glow and even if its organic, what about using this toxic fish emulsion to grow organic produce. Chicken, unless you know where it comes from, could be full of arsenic and mercury and don’t forget all the antibiotics and drugs to fatten them up and don’t get me started on the way farm animals are prepared for consumption. We are just seeing the beginning of this problem and given the challenges provided by revolutionary outer planets Uranus and Pluto this is likely to be very big. Hell everybody has got to eat and my words are barely even the tip of the ice berg. Right now this Cancerian Ice berg is made up of Pallas, Jupiter, Mars and Mercury all in the sign of Cancer and one way or another before this year ends there will have been many shifts and changes about what we eat. If corporate food poisoners can find a way to kill everything then wise and sophisticated Green scientists can find a way to create clean natural food once again.

Oh let’s talk about Venus and get out of the water for awhile shall we? Venus will enter Libra on Aug 17 which might just offer a little peace for us. Venus rules Libra and Taurus so we are likely to feel more romance and less criticism. Venus was in Virgo for the first part of the month and Venus in that sign can be ultra critical if one is not mindful. There is an old saying which goes, when criticism comes in the door, love flies out the window! So yes, we welcome Venus in her own sign to give us all a sweeter time of it and let’s face it, even if times are hard, a little sweetness can go a long way towards making life feel better. For awhile she can flash the peace sign but by August 24 , Lady Venus will join in creating a Grand Cardinal Cross consisting of Venus squaring Pluto opposing Jupiter squaring Uranus which will also conjoin the Moon on the 24th. The whole square will not be exact but energetically quite potent for sure.

When that many planets are locked into an aspect it can feel like we are all in a big pressure cooker and of course something will have to give! To be sure change on many levels is being catalyzed at this time and as I have observed, everything that has been pushed onto the back burner is here to be placed on the front burner. We will probably have to kill some dragons and chase out a shadow or two with a bucket of sage or some of my Golden Armor Gem Elixir but we are being given the opportunity to truly transform into a new being. Happy Birthday to all you spiritual warriors on the brink of a more fulfilling life.

On the East Coast we will have the second Full Moon in Aquarius this year. This is surely a time of Revolution and Revelation and this energy can provide a litmus test for all of us as to how well we have mastered self-love [Leo Sun] and Universal Love [Aquarius]. The Sun will also be conjoined by Ceres, Mercury and Vesta which should empower those with abundant energy who take the opportunity to do ceremony to invoke planetary healing.

Jupiter is also making the first of 3 exact squares to wild card-Uranus which is the ruler of Aquarius. This could be a most interesting full moon indeed and to be sure expect the unexpected. Hm, I will be doing an on air ritual for Global Healing that evening.The Womanspirit Rising Show, [see newsletter info below] I deliberately chose that night for the Uranian and Lunar energy so this should be a great night to push the envelope psychically to help manifest the revolutionary/evolutionary changes that we want to see in the world. I encourage as many of you as are drawn to listen that night and join in the fun and magic. If you want to do your own ceremony great because this is a perfect time for group ceremony to feel the wave of our deep inter connectedness, to reweave the Sacred Web of Life and protect it from those who would deliberately or carelessly tear it apart. [this is on Blogtalk Radio Tues. Aug 20 7-8pm EST URL coming]

This is a great opportunity for visioning with the bubbling waters of our intuition stirred nicely by the Grand Water Trine still in affect coupled with the sheer power of this Full Moon. We will see the THE GODDESS IS ALIVE AND MAGIC IS AFOOT! Very exciting times. Enjoy the quantum shift whether you are a Solitary or work in groups.

Out in the world, we might experience this time as too exciting with treaties and rebellions flaring everywhere. Laws and rulings that were thought to be set in stone may come unglued. We will hopefully learn to embrace the idea that the only thing certain is change and to also feel the comfort in that.
Feisty Mars moves out of watery Cancer to fiery Leo where it will be more comfortable but can we handle more heat? Lately it seems like we can either have floods or fires and I am up for less Earth Changes but unfortunately it’s not up to me and so we will likely continue with crazy weather, some manipulated and some not.

We can always remember to chose the high road for the highest good of all and to RAISE THE VIBE FOR THE TRIBE!!

For your personal sign’s horoscope, click here and scroll down to the bottom of the report.

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