This is another guest blog post by my Facebook friend, Chicago-based astrologer and acupuncturist Dean Scarpinato. I think he does a nice job contextualizing our current times within a phenomenon known as Precession of the Equinoxes. For those of you not familiar with this term, it’s the basis for the idea we are entering (or have already entered) “The Age of Aquarius.” The Mayan Calendar also relates to the Precession of the Equinoxes and the 26,000 year cycle that comes to a close on or around December 21, 2012. Mayan Elders have recently explained to the public that the great shift can happen within a time range, which we are already experiencing. Just to clarify, the Mayans themselves do not predict the end of the world, but the end of an era. Dean explores how the 1960’s offered a kind of dress rehearsal for today’s big show.
(I’ve left his piece unedited, because I appreciate his fiery style. Editing out any curse words disrupted the flow and seemed to zap the power of his points. Apologies to anyone who dislikes explicit language: there’s not a lot, but there is some in here.)
Many thanks to Dean for allowing me to share his insights with my own readers:
The world is at a point of radical change, a tipping point if you will. The ’60’s was an immature awakening, the birth of a New Age, New Consciousness, New Aeon. But it was in the hands of children who lacked the necessary discipline to rightly divide the word or to persevere in the face of established resistance , which came all to often in the form of Daddy saying “come on home boy. Let me get you a cushy job.” The Black and Brown revolutionaries ended up in jail while the white ones became Professors with book deals looking back on those whacky days of radicalism and helping society to relegate the revolution to the storage shed with all other anomalies.
But the Universe itself is moving on, as we shall see. And so you can co-opt the Revolutionary, bring corporate sponsorship to the Revolution, but the most you can do in the face of the changing Aeon is to perhaps wipe out the world population. Whether or not God or the space men or even some political figure not entirely corrupted by corporate dollars (and hopefully bullet proof as well) will come in the final reel to save us from ourselves is anyones guess. But we as a world are moving into the Age of Aquarius, the Aeon of Horus and we are at the end of a 26,000 year cycle (A Great Year) as well. So put all the laws in place to keep the sheeple in line. Uranus is gonna blow this pop stand wide open and I don’t think St Peter takes Master Card. The Church may (LOL) but I don’t think that will get you far in the Kingdom of Heaven either.
In the 60’s Uranus in Virgo was opposite Saturn in Pisces. That is to say that the revolutionary, free thinking iconoclast in the realm of the Earth Mother, virgin Isis or in her later incarnation Mary, seeded by God (heavenly process) and prepared to give birth was actively opposed by the entrenched system. We were (are?) in the Age of Pisces. At least the Sun is. From a heliocentric position the Earth is in the Age of Virgo and so this polar opposition was indeed most telling.
And perhaps, like the child Jesus, the so-called “hippies” just figured that as soon as everyone heard the good news and turned on we’d all just groove, turn our homes into crash pads and all ancient wounds would be forgotten in a nice peyote ceremony. And much like Jesus the Roman Army and its lick spittles (FBI, CIA, Local Police etc) pretty much crushed the rebellion and all its leaders. The ones it didn’t crush outright it bought off and then they co-opted the hair and dress into a fashion worn by everyone. Crazy side burns and very gay polyester bell-bottoms were in even at the Brady Bunch Home.
Then a few years back that opposition repeated itself, only 180* opposite. In other words Saturn was now in Virgo with Uranus in Pisces, and I as an Astrology couldn’t help thinking that maybe the Revolution had matured while the so-called Revolutionaries just got old. 40 years…hmmm. The Biblical number of probation. The number of years that the unbelieving generation wandered in the desert, knowing of but never reaching the Promised Land. Only Joshua and Caleb were preserved in their youth to actually take what they should have, but were not ready to take 40 years ago.
And while this is significant Astrologically, along with the fact that Pluto is in Capricorn, last seen (or not seen) there during the American and French Revolutions, it should be clear not only to any third rate Astrologer but to anyone who reads the papers that the absolute most hidden filth in the deepest invaginations of the Plutocracy we call corporate America will be forced to the surface with the fits and spats of dysenteric diarrhea until the patient finally recognizes the cause and takes the fucking cure. And not unlike so many patients I see in my Acupuncture practice, the cause of the disease is the lifestyle they covet and cherish and they would literally rather die than give up smoking, drinking eating processed garbage and lying to themselves over every detail.
So rather than recognize that capitalism is the disease and the need to get bigger bigger bigger is the mentality of a cancer which ultimately destroys its host, instead of recognizing that the Earth is a fragile eco system orbiting a spectacularly stable star in an otherwise uninhabitable infinitude, and saying “hey maybe we should take care of this place for ourselves and posterity,” we blow up mountains and drill the oceans and turn the atmosphere into a microwave. We shoot nuclear radioactive levels of DU (depleted uranium) all over the Middle East but especially Iraq, and just plain lie and cover up the fact that cancer and really really nasty birth defects are up exponentially. Then we build prisons for the dissidents (attack what few health cells are left) and blame them for all our misdeeds.
It is psychopathic and it is cancerous. And we can’t give it up because we just cannot imagine living without all the neurosis that our greed can buy (on credit). “And even still they would not stop their witchcraft”
So how exactly did we get in this mess? Better still where are we headed? We are on a ride through the Ages into a New Age that, like all new ages, will make devils out of the gods of the old age. The first will be the last. He who tells you today “grab a shovel and be productive (shovel coal into the furnace of hell)” will soon be wailing “Forgive me I was blind.” It is nothing new. It has happened a number of times throughout human history.
To digress for a moment I learned recently from a Terrence McKenna youtube that most stars only last about 700,000,000 (thats seven hundred MILLION) years. Our Sun is already 2,000,000,000 (thats 2 BILLION). Our Sun is already 3X older than the average star will ever get and its still rocking. It is an incredibly stable star system. Biological evolution has been occurring on Earth for 200,000,000 years. That means that 90% of the Earths life was completely desolate. Perhaps the Sun was hotter. Perhaps hot enough to have sustained life on Mars.
Of that maybe human beings have been around for 2,000,000 years and of that written history is no more than about 50,000 years old. Capitalism, by the way, has been around for perhaps 300 years. To conclude that the Universe would miss us, or the US dollar would require a level of ignorance that would challenge Fox News. How many Egyptian Sheckles does it take to buy a loaf of bread? Well I guess if they’re pure gold you could buy the whole US government. But if it’s FIAT Currency made of paper well you can guess what it’s worth today. Such is the fate of the US dollar and such is the fate of the current Fascist/Corporate system of government. But today, unlike in 1967, I believe it is permanent and certain.
As a world we have experienced many Ages. Ask an archeologist and they will tell you of the Ice Age, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Copper Age, Iron Age, perhaps even Space Age also known as NASA Sound Stage Age. A Sociologist might tell you of the Dark Ages and subsequent Renaissance. The Age of Enlightenment, and perhaps even the Golden Age when men walked with the gods and magick filled the air.
Talk to an Astrologer and you will learn that the Sun in its elliptical path around the Zodiac loses 1* every 72 years. This gives the Sun an ever so slight retrograde motion by which it moves backwards one sign every 2,160 years. It is called the “Precession of the Equinoxes.” Multiply 2,166 by 12 and you will find that in 26,000 years the entire Zodiac will have been circumambulated. This, Astronomers beginning I believe with Ptolemy or perhaps Pythagoras or even Plato, have labelled “The Great Year.” And that is where we stand today. That’s right…this time its different.
In reading Angels, Demons and Gods of the New Millenium, by Lon Milo DuQuette I became quite interested in brief and enlightening narrative of the historical movement of the Ages and the evolution of religious beliefs and practices. Much mystery indeed became clear and I am going to attempt to capture this narrative in my own style and perhaps with my own emphasis. I find that this historical understanding makes me all the more certain and perhaps slightly less tentative about the great, even cataclysmic changes that are approaching. I died as a rock and became a plant, as a plant I evolved into an animal, from which I became a man. Let me shed this mortal coil and awaken the god within. How splendid the adventure. Viva la revolucion!