This week might be described as an intensity that is bubbling out of control when many issues are at a crossroads. Places like the massive Louisiana sinkhole which swallowed a boat and two cleanup workers had to be rescued. Or over in Oakland where protesters that are holding sit-in at Obama campaign headquarters in Oakland. Sure we have Mercury trine Uranus a time of progressive events when strikes, protests and radical actions can be successful but everything seems to being hanging in the balance. Since Wednesday's rapid fire sequence of cardinal transits both upsetting the triggering that exact meeting of hostile, war-like Mars, filled with aggression combined with a controlling, restrictive Saturn This combination continued to create delays along with punishing attitudes and news about families. Suffice to say this transit of blind justice has been calling out deeper frustrations and disagreements which turned violent... Per example in South Africa (consider that mining relates to Saturn) Rising tensions explode into grisly violence at South African mine Or in DC yesterday... FBI probing shooting of guard at Family Research Council HQ Excerpt: "A security guard at the Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, D.C., was shot in the arm by a gunman who sources said expressed disagreement with the conservative group's policy positions." Then today the advocate position knee-jerk reaction with Family Research Council President Tony Perkins blaming the Southern Poverty Law Center. Yes this forceful, Mars-Saturn conjunction (Aug. 15th @ 3:37 AM ) may have passed and is separating but we will continue to feel the effects.
Update: Last night in Los Angeles a real slowdown!
All lanes of the 405 Freeway reopened after a 5 hour traffic jam!
Also with strident and extremely prejudice Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizona, who channels the controlling and punitive Saturn aspect with this grinch like reaction: Jan Brewer denies deferred action recipients drivers’ licenses; will other governors follow suit?
Today's forceful, combustible and volcanic Leo Full Moon occurs @ 26 degrees offering us some respite it seems in an optimistic Sabian Symbol "A light breaks thru the clouds, a perfect rainbow forms." I am not saying that we are out of the woods by any means, in fact we are even approaching the next tumultous, waxing cardinal square with Uranus-Pluto in a 90 degree angle on September 18th @ 11:55 PM PDT. Even though we are in a critical, chaotic, disastrous and collapsing situation environmentally, politically and economically something new is rising from the ashes,
Below we have a chart set for this Royal, theatrical and super expressive New Moon for 3:55 PM Universal Time in Greenwich, UK. Bold Sagittarius, the sign of foreign affairs is rising. The archer seeking truth has his bow bent back and is ready to fire. This is particularly relevant to the showdown happening at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Both sides are locked in battle and the latest update tells us that Ecuador may file appeal to ICC (International Criminal Court) if the UK refuses Assange safe passage.
The Heliacal Setting Star is Altair a pale yellow star in the neck of the constellation Aquilla, the Eagle. Here we are seeing the principles of boldness and military power Speaking of boldness, courage and resolve since the Leo Sun sextiles both Saturn (Aug. 17th) and Mars (August 20th) These fire/air combos add patience and organization to confidence, bravery and yes boldness to help deal with these problems. When Altair is setting difficult, demanding situations involving rapid action in an effort to inspire leadership. According to Ebertin, Altair will make people as bold as brass and foolhardy in order to assert themselves.
Saturn, the lord of karma and structure is conjunct by longitude both Arcturus and Spica.
This combo seems to offer a mixed blessing and per Arcturus found in the constellation of the Hunter, Bootes. Arcturus blazes a path but it a path less traveled and not conventional. Spica found in the Virgin (Virgo) constellation tells how we will receive great gifts of the Goddess if we are willing to take the longer and less favored road.
Just like the last Uranus-Pluto waxing square on June 24th the effects were residual and this goes for those volatile and wild transits on August 15th. There was also another hard cardinal transit with Venus in domestic Cancer opposing transforming Pluto in controlling Capricorn and T-square that wild card, Uranus, the shocker. These energies mirrored extreme relationships invovling obsession and compulsion. Since Venus translated the light forces of the ongoing/impending Uranus-Pluto square, the economy is front and center. This transit also signal a shift in the financial markets since Venus rules money and relating to banking, you know something big is happening, as this story surfaces. AP SOURCE: 7 BANKS SUBPOENAED OVER RATE-FIXING
As the new moon approaches along with new or is it more realistic ideas especially about where the new era of debt and creditism vs capitilism is taking us per the video below. Consider that Mars, our most basic, assertive drive will shift from more diplomatic, balancing Libra into passionate, intense Scorpio on August 23rd. representing debt and taxes .
As we see the last gasp of both Mars and also Saturn, the ringed planet and taskmaster shift into Scorpio (Oct. 5th) we can barely catch our breath before more changes. As I have mentioned with the Nodes in the signs of swift movement and travel: Sagittarius/Gemini this is evident as we approach a major change on August 31st when the Nodes move into Scorpio/Taurus @ 8:06 PM PDT. It is said that the North Node in Scorpio brings the kind of upheavals that teach us to transform and change . All issues around security will be highlighted. With the South Node in Taurus we need to be careful in being too fixed or rigid. Watch out for obsessions with personal posessions or routines. Many people will want to change their habitual day to day actions and re-evalutate their personal values. This is a time for rehabilitation, therapy, or spiritual disciplines but first enjoy the creative and joyous window of this Leo new moon. .