Now we have
come to the New Moon in Capricorn, a time of deep soul searching for all, and
also a time when we can assess the reading for the Winter Solstice. Even though
only a few weeks have passed, my reading for the Winter Solstice has some
elements that need consideration. Let me begin, however, with a few words about
astrology in general.
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I have been observing reality through the astrological lens since 1965, and
often astrology's accuracy has been remarkable.
Then in 2007 I added the Calleman factor of the Days and Nights of the Nine
Underworlds (of the Mayan Calendar ~CR) to my astrological analysis, and the
predictive power from using these two methods together has been stunning.
Since most people are concerned about financial security,
I keep an eye on financial forecasting, and since the Fall Equinox, financial
predictions have not been working very well. I haven't said anything about this
because I couldn't figure out what was going on. This diminishment of reliable
astrological financial analysis has forced me to deeply question my own skills.
Yet, now that I can assess the Winter Solstice reading in light of recent
events, I think I see what is going on. Remembering
that it has a strong influence until the Spring Equinox,
you may want to reread the Winter Solstice reading
yourself while it is still posted. Following this review, we will then look at
the New Moon.
The 2009 Winter Solstice reading is one of the "heaviest" I've ever published,
and I wrote it while I was in a state of doubt about the influence of astrology
these days. That reading tested my own skill and the accuracy of astrology in
general, and now the score is coming in. Of course, only a few short weeks have
passed since the Sun went into Capricorn, yet an
ominous field of forces is formulating quickly, possibly because Pluto is in
early Capricorn too. I said that this winter would
be a collective dark night of the soul.
The drama began on Christmas Day when a suicide bomber
nearly destroyed a plane landing in Detroit carrying 238 passengers. Soon
thereafter on December 30, at Khost, Afghanistan, another suicide bomber blew
himself up as well as killing seven CIA agents. As the New York Times
(January 5, 2010) described this tragedy, this attack was "a devastating blow to
the spy agency's (CIA) operations against militants in the remote mountains of
Afghanistan, eliminating an elite team using an informant with strong jihadi
credentials. The attack further delayed hope of penetrating Al Qaeda's upper
ranks, and also seemed potent evidence of militants' ability to strike back
against its American pursuers." That is, right
after Obama announced his deeper commitment to the war in Afghanistan and right
after he received the Nobel Peace Prize, there were two ominous blows to the
Further, I had noted that the
"repeat of the world empire pattern (Roman) will be tested this winter,"
and that this period would be a "reckoning time for
American values." (This is because the Moon in the Winter Solstice chart was
conjunct the USA 1776 Moon in Aquarius as well as President Obama's South Node.)
I also noted that because Mars in Leo turned retrograde a day before the
Solstice, it would be "ominous for world events", and that because of the
pro-war stance the US had adopted just before the Solstice, "the US will dig in
even deeper as Mars retrogrades until March 10."
This is exactly what is happening.
Yet, financial markets did not seem to be responding to transits, such as the
first Saturn-square-Pluto on November 15. Furthermore, I noted that
"bankers have carried out a coup d'etat in the US"
-and now I can see that this is the real cause of the
astrological distortions along with the distortion of the $787 billion stimulus
package. Considering the banking coup d'etat and the US at war in the Middle
East, the last thing the Elite will allow is a Western financial collapse. To
state it simply, the financial collapse has been held off by the military
situation, which makes it into a matter of national security. Of course,
this will only be possible for so long, and the
second Saturn square Pluto on January 31 (right after the Leo Full Moon) may
finally tank the wobbly markets, as I will mention below.
Astrology is still predictive, the dark night of the soul
has begun, and the more spiritual aspects of the Winter Solstice are even more
startling. I singled out two striking yods in the Solstice chart, noting that
"Yods represent inner changes in each person that
shift reality on the surface." The yod to the South
Node in Cancer meant "the deepest healing and
mystical access this winter is drawing power from nurturing experiences in the
past . . . when we got through hard times and found community again in spite
of stupid politicians and power mongers."
Regarding the other yod to Mars retrograde in Leo, I said that spiritual
transformations pushing us onto new evolutionary paths would be
"drawing power from transcending our identity as
I had no
idea how we would see any of this until I saw Avatar soon after the
Winter Solstice. This film is helping millions draw nurturing experiences from
the past (Pandora as Eden), and it incites
people, even militarists, to transcend warrior identity.
I predict Avatar will continue to be shown again
and again by popular demand because many people will see it two or three times.
The yods in the Winter Solstice plug right into the Edenic, non-aggressive world
of Avatar, and because so many millions are experiencing this,
the collective mind is recalling the 100,000-year long
Regional Underworld. In our imagination, this long
and contemplative time when we were harmonic with nature is overtaking the
disintegration of the structures of the Planetary and National Underworlds;
Avatar has brought hope from the deepest source back into the world.
Now, let us return to the present time, where we wander
around in our collective dark night of the soul and thousands of travelers are
being told they must have their bodies scanned if they want to fly. They know
that their sense of decency is not being respected; for some, it may even
conjure up images of Jews being led into gas chambers during WWII. So, let's
examine the chart for the Capricorn New Moon to see how we can consciously use
the energies of the heavens to prepare ourselves
for our coming awakening.
Seven of the Galactic Underworld opens November 2, 2010, only ten short
months from now.
[See The Mayan Code by Clow.]
The primary message of the New Moon chart is:
Get real now by accepting unavoidable
responsibilities, and then you can use highly creative methods to visualize ways
to make new things happen. This is because the
Capricorn New Moon is exact conjunct Venus in a close sextile to Uranus in
Pisces. Venus adds feminine intuition to the
normally practical Capricorn New Moon, and the sextile to Uranus in Pisces adds
strong creative intuition that comes in visions.
This is an intense imprint because the New Moon/Venus is a close solar
eclipse, since the North Node in Capricorn is only 4 degrees away.
This lunation is all about letting old paths go
and choosing completely new and unique new things.
Adding strength to the strong Capricorn theme is Mercury
in Capricorn, which is stationary during the New Moon and then goes direct a few
hours after the eclipse! Wow! Then Pluto in Capricorn conjunct Mercury is in a
close square to Saturn in Libra. Saturn turned retrograde (until May 30) a few
days before this New Moon, so we will be doing deep inner structural work in the
Moon/Venus sextiling Uranus offers you the chance to consider your core
As always, the
New Moon plants a new seed, and then the seed germinates and builds its energy
up to and through the Full Moon, when the Full Moon in Leo will conjunct Mars
retrograde. You'd better get a sense of
direction about your core values and creative potential during this New Moon, or
you will feel angry at the world during the Full Moon January 29/30.
Judging by the global field we live in, which seems to be
intensifying so fast since the Winter Solstice, too
much anger will be a problem for many people. The
Elite may continue to rape our planet and push for more and more war, but you
can plug into Nature, just like the Na'Vi people of Pandora plugged their braids
into other life forms to share energy.
With Mars retrograde in Leo creating chaos amidst a
violent and irrational global collective insanity,
why not change what you are plugged into?
How you change yourself will ultimately change your
This year's Capricorn New Moon is a truly creative and
beautiful opportunity for each one of us. If
you put us all together, we are far stronger than any collective insanity.
Intriguingly, as Mars move backwards in the sky, this
influential planet is totally unaspected during the New Moon. Describing the
influence of unaspected planets is always difficult, so I will just throw out a
few ideas: Since this lunation is a potent solar eclipse, "lonely" Mars has a
very strong influence. It means that using
aggression and strength is disconnected from reality and systems in some way,
so I think this could go in two strong directions: 1)
Individuals may feel very free to just do what they want and take the
consequences, and 2) the West may wake up and face the fact that it is losing
its wars in the Middle East.
As I've always
said, an economic collapse is probably the only
thing that could get the US to withdraw from the Middle East.
And, since Saturn squares Pluto right after the Full Moon in Leo,
possibly this aspect will trigger a financial collapse that will
abort Western aggression.
Consistently since last spring, spirituality and
healing have been the central forces changing our lives under the influence of
the potent Triple Conjunction-Jupiter/Chiron/Neptune in Aquarius.
During this New Moon, finally Jupiter is moving past
Chiron/Neptune, the last pass of the Triple
Conjunction. Under its influence, many of us have
grown spiritually and faced a series of healing
crises, and now we are like newborn beings. Avatar appeared during the
culmination of the Triple Conjunction, which helps us see that our individual
healing is actually a collective issue. Now
that Jupiter is moving out of the Triple Conjunction, our individual initiations
and healing crises will not be so monumental and overwhelming. Jupiter is moving
into Pisces right after this solar eclipse,
which will initiate a spiritual awakening in the solar system.
the home of the Masters of the Universe who guide Earth,
thus this planet links us to the universe.
Avatar is a great story of heroic change and
conquering the dark side. This subtle shift
into new hope rings true because the film is galactic and universal, not just
solar and earthbound. It is a sign that Earth's
quarantine is lifting, and our hearts are reconnecting with the universe.
Many individuals have made great strides in their personal
work during the Triple Conjunction, and now the
collective will be changing rapidly because universal wisdom is flowing into it.
Many of you must be doing very good work reaching subtle
dimensions, making it possible for a creative work
like Avatar to premier on Earth.
Chiron and Jupiter are very close together and will conjunct in
mid-February 2010 also exactly conjunct the Aquarius New Moon.
We will examine this revelatory New Moon next month, which
is on my birthday. For now it is enough to say that
our personal spiritual awakening and healing crisis will
be less intense from now on, yet the collective will shift more intensely as
a result of your significant initiations.
Lastly, Jupiter in 29 Aquarius is poised to move into Pisces as it quincunxes
newly retrograde Saturn. So, the big planet of the Masters is pushing Saturn to
inspire us to balance our energy deep within. We
must calm down and contemplate the universe amidst the building collective
insanity on Earth.
Many of you will have astonishing insights during this
eclipse as Jupiter sextiles Pluto/Mercury in Capricorn.
[Maybe more than a few of you will think that air travelers will be forced to
board and fly in the nude unless the West stops attacking the East.]
Remember, according to Calleman, the East dominates the
West during the Nights of the Underworlds. So,
since we are in Night Six, the West had better get real. When a security system
is reduced to underpants and shoes, it is time to eliminate the cause of the
problem in the first place -- war.
using your personal strength and abundant creativity to remain calm in the
crazy collective fear,
because this New Moon is loaded with abundant creative potential for each
person on Earth.