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Update on the Return of Wounded Knee Relics

Today’s post comes as follow up to earlier posts regarding the return of human remains and sacred relics from the Wounded Knee massacre. Thank you to everyone who continues to pray and send energy to the success of this important shift. On November 1, I received the following message from Mia Feroleto:

Hi Laura,

I hope all is well with you.  The artifacts are being returned this weekend and we are all very excited.

On [October] 25th Ray Grasse graced our New Moon Group with a talk on the US Pluto return and the return of the artifacts from Wounded Knee.  We edited out the second part of the talk which was not meant to be shared but here is the first half in case you would like to share it with your subscribers:

Enjoy!

Mia

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(Laura again): The video has quite a political slant and represents Ray Grasse’s interpretation of history and current events. I post it here as one perspective but not the only perspective. Just FYI: I don’t want to get into political discussion on this blog, but I always appreciate wider perspectives.

The return of relics begins tomorrow–November 5, 2022– in Barre, MA and will culminate in a ceremony at Wounded Knee in late December. As mentioned before, astrologer Ray Grasse and I each came to independent conclusions about the connection between the Wounded Knee massacre and the First US Pluto Return. My awareness came via intuitive download, but Ray goes into much more astrological detail. He includes the following notes beneath the video:

A zoom presentation by Ray Grasse, on Oct. 25, 2022, on the relation of the U.S. Pluto return to current events in America, concluding with a look in how this epic astrological development helps explain important events taking place in the Native American community now. specifically those centering on the efforts of Mia Feroleto (the first person appearing in the video) to help repatriate personal items plundered from the site of the Wounded Knee massacre in 1890.

For a complete transcript of my original 2019 article on the Pluto return (for The Mountain Astrologer magazine) see here: https://www.astro.com/astrology/tma_a…

An upcoming issue of New Observations magazine (which Mia edits) will be dedicated to Native American concerns, particularly around the Wounded Knee issue. For more information: https://www.newobservations.org/

Also, journalist and activist Abby Martin produced an excellent 19 min. video based on Mia Feroleto’s work, titled “Lakota Human Remains Stolen from US Army Massacre Hoarded by Private Museum,:” on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KODQ…

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(Laura again): For those who don’t care about astrology, the upshot is that the artifacts will be returned tomorrow. This is great news! The good faith gesture corrects an ongoing abusive situation and helps to ease some of the intensity headed to the US in these chaotic times.

Follow Up on the Wounded Knee Massacre Items at the Barre Museum

I promised a follow-up to my short announcement after the press conference on Monday, October 10. Here are my observations and take away’s from that 2:00 p.m. Eastern time event.

For those unfamiliar with the background, please see this June 2022 post. One reason I feel led to share this story and ask for continued support is because astrologer Ray Grasse and I independently both honed in on the return of artifacts and human remains from the Wounded Knee Massacre as deeply tied to the US Pluto Return. I didn’t mention that in my first post because I know people sometimes skip over my astrology posts. I wanted as many eyes on this as possible. But the reason I wanted to raise awareness is because I sense that however this situation plays out will play a huge role in how brutal or regenerative the US Pluto Return will be from 2022-2024.

On September 29, 2022, the Membership Board of the Barre Museum Association voted unanimously to return artifacts and human remains from the massacre on December 29, 1890. This historic decision followed long term requests, the April 2022 Native American Repatriation Act, and recent negotiations spear headed by Mia Feroleto, Chief Henry Red Cloud and the Lakota Sioux. Other key people included Chief Leonard Little Finger, who began discussions over ten years ago, as well as Mike Hecrow, a direct descendant of the son of Chief Bigfoot. Hecrow helped determine which items rightfully belonged to the Lakota.

Kevin Killer, the Oglala Sioux Tribal President, also spoke about media responsibility to tell the truth. He noted ongoing problems since the 1890’s when media demonized Natives and fostered the attitudes that led to massacre and the stealing of sacred items and human remains. He called for true reporting throughout this process. Wendell Yellow Bull — a descendant of Joseph Corn Cloud and a resident of Pine Ridge Reservation — said that preparations and ceremonies must take place. Souls denied burial must be laid to rest, and sacred items need to be cleansed and properly distributed.

Depending on how you count items (i.e. is a pair of shoes one or two items?), there are somewhere between 151 and 263 items to be returned. Besides these items, the Barre Museum holds items from over 60 different tribes. Spiritual significance of items, including sacred pipes and human remains, will be determined by Elders. They will pray over the items and then determine how to bring them back. As mentioned in my October 10 announcement, this situation remains in process. Please continue much needed prayers and energetic support.

At the time of the press conference, the Membership Board of the Barre Museum had still not signed any legal paperwork for the return of artifacts and human remains from the Wounded Knee Massacre. A reporter asked why since it seemed odd to announce their return without having signed the paperwork. I agree, but I carefully scanned everyone’s energy throughout the Zoom meeting. Despite the unsigned paperwork, things appear to be moving forward in good faith. After such a long search to identify Board Members to contact from the Barre Museum (also sometimes referred to as the Founders Museum), it seems like real relationships have been forged among Tribal Members, Board Members, Mia Feroleto and various photographers and consultants.

Hopefully the legal paperwork is now signed, or gets signed soon. On November 5, 2022, the Barre Museum Board Association plans to present a single box symbolizing the carefully packaged hundreds of boxes to be returned to the Tribe. In return, Tribal Members plan to present each Board Member with a gift, creating a ceremony of exchange. I teared up a bit as I typed, recognizing the profound healing intended by this event.

November 5, 2022 marks the Ceremony of Transfer in Barre. The Barre Library Museum Association also plans to help with repatriation. Delegates from the Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River Reservations will attend, along with Mia Feroleto and other invited guests. The Governor of Massachusetts received an invite but has yet to RSVP. Weather permitting, they’ll hold the ceremony outside. If not, it will occur in a nearby school. November 5 will begin the formal sorting, packing and safe repatriation of the items; however, this process will continue through the end of 2022.

Each year, from December 22-29, residents of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation participate in a horse trek honoring the events that led to the Wounded Knee Massacre. This year on December 28, riders will reach Wounded Knee, South Dakota and they will receive all of the repatriated items. On December 29, they’ll have a huge ceremony to which they’ve invited all the Barre Museum Board Members. At this point, true healing can begin.

I mentioned the US Pluto Return connection to this event. If you watch the video below, you’ll see what the US government did to Native Americans.

Without going into too much detail here, please know that there are current forces (WEF, etc.) that would like to do similar things and worse to US citizens. This agenda would affect people all over the world, but the US Pluto Return means deep, dark Shadow karma is coming home to roost in the US. Remaining on a more positive timeline requires doing whatever we can do now to stop adding insult to injury to those killed and traumatized at Wounded Knee and other massacres.

My September 2022 Forecast describes the energy on September 29 — the day the Membership Board of the Barre Museum Association voted unanimously to repatriate the requested items:

September 29 Venus enters Libra. The Love Goddess smiles with relief having made it through the Virgo doldrums. Venus enters one of her home signs, bringing extra grace to the arts, beauty, self-esteem and romance. Because we clearly know our own value, we find ways to compromise for the sake of harmony. We can afford to balance the scales, knowing we won’t lose ourselves in the process.

This Venus in Libra energy managed to overcome “third party interference undermining negotiations.” I took this date and event as confirmation of the good faith I sensed among all parties. The Indigenous People’s Day press announcement also occurred the day after a Full Moon in Aries conjunct Chiron and the US natal Chiron and two days after Pluto stationed direct. These were seismic astrological moves connected with the ongoing process of rightful repatriation:

October 8 Pluto stations direct in Capricorn. After a deep dive since April 29, Lord of the Underworld prepares to resurface. All those hidden things you thought would never see the light of day? Pluto drags ’em up when he’s good and ready. Nobody pushes Pluto around. Resistance is futile. Try to suppress that force, and you’ll find death, destruction and devastation like you never imagined. Work with Pluto, and he brings healing, rebirth and regeneration beyond your wildest dreams. Ignore him at your peril. If you’ve ever wanted to clean house, do so now. You have support.

October 9 Full Moon in Aries, 4:55 p.m. Eastern US time. The Full Moon conjuncts Chiron, alerting us to a need for healing. The Sabian Symbol for this “Blood Moon” is: (ARIES 17°): TWO DIGNIFIED SPINSTERS SITTING IN SILENCE. The symbol encourages us to pull inside ourselves, yet paradoxically to do so together. We must tend to our own inner landscape, but group meditations and prayer bring powerful results. Consider sitting in silence with one or more people, and holding an intention for love and healing. Nature and animal friends count, too! If you don’t have a person to meditate with, expand your idea of solidarity. Heads up: this Full Moon conjuncts the start-of-Watergate Chiron and sits between the US natal Chiron and transiting Chiron. An extremely challenging and painful time for the United States.

The Wounded Knee Massacre certainly qualifies as a challenging and painful time for the United States. When we hurt others to that degree we also hurt ourselves. The First Pluto Return of any nation always dredges up the most shameful secrets and darkest karma. Many countries fail to survive their First Pluto Return. Those that do usually face major restructuring and upheaval. Again, this ongoing situation seems directly linked to how brutal or regenerative the US Pluto Return will be. Although we’ve got turmoil right now, certain factions want to increase that turmoil to unimaginable suffering. For a preview, watch the video above.

I feel we can shift this energy and that we are on the most positive timeline possible, given the changes and revelations that need to occur. Surrounding this Wounded Knee repatriation process with love, prayer, Reiki and positive focus bolsters the positive timeline for the US and the world. “As the US goes, so goes the world.”

On November 5, 2022, Venus in Scorpio exactly opposes Uranus, signalling a major change in relationships. These are volatile, but potentially liberating energies. Winter Solstice occurs the night before the Pine Ridge Reservation horse trek begins, and Chiron stations direct on December 23, one day into the trek. With Chiron Direct, healing can now move forward in real, tangible ways. The third exact hit of the First US Pluto Return occurs on December 28, when the items arrive at Wounded Knee. The next day, December 29, Mercury stations retrograde — beginning a period of re-integration and review. Mercury Rx periods look back, so this feels appropriate for the re-turn and re-patriation. A century plus process finishes right before the New Year.

We’re also in the early stages of a US Chiron Return — a national healing opportunity that occurs once every 50 years or so. The perfect timing of all these transits suggests cosmic support for a delicate and sometimes painful process. Even if you’re not directly involved, please continue to support the process in whatever ways you feel called to do. In addition to death and destruction, Pluto also brings regeneration and rebirth. The purging of decay and desolation heals and renews. As the Hopi Prophecies say, “This could be a good time.” “We are the ones we have been waiting for.” May it be so.

Indigenous People’s Day Announcement

Email subscribers received what turned out to be a premature announcement yesterday. My apologies! I misunderstood Mia Feroleto’s suggestion that I might want to blog about the Barre Museum agreeing to repatriate remains and artifacts from the Wounded Knee massacre.

On Indigenous People’s Day, I just virtually attended the press conference and will provide a detailed account — but not today. As hinted at yesterday, this morning at 10:10 on 10/10 I had my own private “ceremony,” which dreams, synchronicities and then the actual event itself revealed as directly connected to all of this. Such details will remain private, but they’re the reason I’m not posting an immediate and thorough recap. 🙂

Thank you to everyone who has prayed, sent Reiki, ceremony and intentions to begin righting a terrible wrong in US history. Thanks again to Mia Feroleto for acting as a go between for the tribes and the Board of the Barre Museum. This repatriation process remains in process, so please continue the prayers and energetic support. Key dates include November 5, 2022 and December 22-29, 2022. I will share more details at a later time.

It was an honor to attend this announcement, and I was happy to see the apparent good will among all parties. As I said in yesterday’s now deleted post, “It’s difficult to overstate the importance of this repatriation. That it comes right after a Full Moon that sits between transiting Chiron and the US natal Chiron seems significant, too.” I’m sure everyone could sense powerful healing on multiple levels.