EYE ON THE SKY: SPRING PREVIEW
I find the energy around spring always a bit heavy. We have to deal with the lost sleep from daylight savings time this year and it is happening for Europe this weekend. We have the wet and cold energy of Spring rains that create heaviness. Ayurveda reminds us to do our spring cleanses now in order to balance out the kalpha element which can make us feel heavy and depressed. Time for lighter and drier foods now and time to do cleansing programs to get rid of the amma or toxins that have been building up in the system from the winter.
Venus the planet of fun and expansion is being beaten up by total combustion from the Sun this week but maybe getting some spiritual sustenance and is also being hit by a sextile aspect (60 degrees) from Saturn which is exact into March 30th. Mars is moving toward conjunction with Rahu into Sunday in the mean node system creating some deep subconscious fears about the world. If you are ruled by Mars or have Taurus rising, you may be like me waking up and worrying about new strains of the virus, the impact of experimental vaccines, and the general craziness happening with governments all over the world.
In our new world of Saturn conjuncts Pluto and Pluto in Capricorn, we cannot help but notice the power-mongering politicians trying to take control of our lives with lock-downs, mask edicts, travel restrictions, and in some countries like Israel, vaccine passports. As many of you know, Covid actually kills very few people but is particularly nasty for our beloved seniors. There is a glaring widespread web of confusion and mistrust spread by the traditional media and social media and even if there are eighty published studies on the benefits of Vitamin D in preventing viruses, somehow, key articles are coming out and knocking its value. Who do you believe? Our fear buttons are perpetually up if we listen to anything. We have been bombarded by relentless vaccine propaganda and are not reminded that sunlight, exercise, diet and rest, and Vitamin C are natural ways to support the immune system.
It is up to your whether you want to take the vaccine or not and that is a personal choice between you and your doctor. The same goes for masks. If you feel that they are important wear them yet please do not demonize others who may have breathing problems or complications that prevent them from wearing a mask. Remember our health needs and requirement or so unique that no one size fits all edict can work.
Still, I am concerned that people are not presented with all the facts. When we look deeply into the benefits of these vaccines we find out they do not prevent Covid or its spread but should prevent you from hospitalization and death. In small print, we are steered away from the fact that the CDC has only granted emergency vaccination status and that the vaccine is experimental. If you go to the CDC’s own website, you can see the statistics around adverse side-effects. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/adverse-events.html.
As of March 22, 2021, 126 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the United States from December 14, 2020, through March 22, 2021. During this time, VAERS received 2,216 reports of death (0.0018%) among people who received a COVID-19 vaccine. While the percentage is small, in 1976, they halted giving the Swine Flu vaccine after the number hit 40. (See a history of the event at https://www.history.com/news/swine-flu-rush-vaccine-election-year-1976
If you hear controversial stories about Bill Gates, Dr. Faucci, and Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum, and the vaccine industry, you cannot help but think that the Soccer’s Apprentice has been unleashed upon the world. For those of you who have not seen Fantasia (Disney, 1940), Mickey Mouse plays with the Sorcerer’s wand when his master is away, and all the goblins from hell are released into the world. Ultimately in the movie, the Sorcerer returns to put chaos back into the bottle and there is a happy ending but given the state of our world, we have to wonder who can rise up to save Mickey’s blunder? Despite politicians wanting to play God, we must never forget that God is in charge and that the power-mongers arrogance and stupidity in thinking they can control the world can only lead to their untimely demise. Even the tyrants of the 20th century, Hitler and Stalin, met untimely ends and we can help but enjoy Governor Cuomo teetering on the edge of a cliff and have to think that there is still some potential justice left in our world for those with hubris.
I suspect the loss of natural law with Jupiter in the material world of Capricorn has helped us forget our spirituality and the destruction of our spiritual groups and churches by Covid lock-downs have not helped but we have to return to our spiritual roots to make it through the smoke and mirrors and fears of our world. We have to remember that God’s angels have been watching us day and night and even if the ultimate death happens, we know that it is just taking our coat off and moving to another world and that the biggest illusion is death. Still it always scary.
I have some hope with Jupiter moving into Aquarius on April 5th and the return of warmer weather to the Northern hemisphere but April offers some astrological challenges with Venus in Aries and being squared by Pluto into the April 11th new moon at the same time that Mars is conjunct the Dec. 14th eclipse point. I never really like Mars in Gemini either which hits April 13-June 1st.
Still, the Kala Sarpa yoga ends with Mars moving past Rahu on March 28th and we like the astrology in May with Venus in Taurus and the Sun completing its exaltation in Aries between April 14-May 14th and Saturn does not go retrograde and stir up more problems until May 23rd. So I do think we get a spring reprieve but we need to use that time to take charge in our communities. In the history of totalitarian controls, there are only brief periods when the people can rise up and make a difference. Angela Merkel today relented around the strict Geman lock-downs scheduled for Easter weekend and I think the March 20th European protests made a difference. Continue to look for the truth and rise up against oppression.
I leave you with this wonderful quote regarding our fear of death which has to happen for all of us and which is one of the biggest plagues on our planet:
” Death is the greatest gift that your schoolroom offers you. One can assume a bravado and say, “Of course, I have chosen love!” and beneath that verbalized choice, fear can still be in control. But when one actually moves to die, fear can no longer hide.
Your fear at this moment is your greatest teacher. When you have heaped all of your fears into this one undeniable area of human experience, you will have formulated the area within which you can work. Address dying fear– whet it cannot escape you. It cannot subtly move away and pretend to be something else. This may not bring you comfort, but bring comfort is not the purpose. The purpose is to bring truth.
I congratulate you. You have found the illusion and you have put it where it cannot any longer delude you. Choose again.”
—Emanuel’s Book 2: The Choice for Love
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The real meaning of houses and interpreting them is really not taught thoroughly and there are so many hidden aspects of houses that are unknown:
- The 11th lord is like the 6th lord and a punisher and giver or health issues.
- The 3rd house is not really about communications but the primal need to maintain boundaries and express carnal desires.
- The 12th house is a house of service and giving and marriage and not just one of the expenditures.
- The 5th house is about our passion and enthusiasm and not just children.
- The 7th house is a blind spot in our chart as planets placed there are often dead as it represents Sunset.
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