Sirius Star Talk

Fall Eclipses and Local Community 2014

Lava sky light

Lava sky light

The Autumn Equinox and the September 24 New Moon, occur 2 days apart and have similar features. This turning point of the year is a marker of progress. We are in a phase of the year that is bringing conclusions on many situations and issues that have been themes in our lives for the whole of 2014.
On the broad world view of things, 2014 has had an undercurrent of violence and turbulence, which has shown itself in different ways. The Tropical Storm in August was one form locally, while the martial law that happened in Ferguson, Missouri was another and the siege on Gaza another still.

There are brewing plans for more airstrikes in Iraq. The change of season promises more military action and the continuation of the over use of force on the global level.
In Puna, our home on Big Island, events have brought people together as community. We have shared issues to work on that affect people equally. It is a time of problem-solving on safety, transportation issues, geothermal and GMO.

Sometimes we will see the tensions build, but it shows us that there are many facets to consider. The struggle is making the people with the money and influences have to give some sense of compassion and concern for the residents whose lives are affected by their decisions.
October is eclipse season again. Along with that comes another Mercury retrograde phase that will add a pulse of focus around communications, decision-making, debate, and commercial ups and downs. We will need more public meetings with officials. There will be a continuation of discussion topics carried over from September that will make us all wonder how the jobs are going to get done without agreement. At times things will get quite dramatic. It is thematic of the times that more things than we know are decided in secret. The underlying factor is money, profit, and special interests.
The Lunar Eclipse October 8 has high tension, as it hooks right into the dramatic outer planet combination that has been the influence of social uprising over the last two years. The local view of this eclipse may concern local political issues. It may also be the struggle of people trying to get assistance from the natural disaster of both storm and lava. It’s always hard to get the different levels of government agencies work together for the people and their needs. We could see demonstrations in Hilo, if there is no better consideration for the economic struggle in our district, and forthcoming action to support need.
The Solar Eclipse occurs on October 23, as the Sun enters Scorpio. Mercury is direct on October 25, and will complete retracing its path until November 8. This time in between is the phase in which decisions finally come to resolution and then action can take place. So, it is going to be a process. Let us hope it doesn’t take so long that there are more losses and expenses that quicker action could have saved, as we go into our rainy season. Collective voices are gaining strength and volume as more people begin to be involved in community efforts. The high side of this period of early fall is community building.

Pre-Election Summer 2014

The peak of summer is the time for many aspects of life to be highly illuminated. Symbolic of the Sun’s reaching its highest declination in the Northern hemisphere the world comes to a place of enhanced visibility on many important topics. In the month of July, 2014, several important astrological changes occur that will give a noticeable shift to some ongoing themes.
The longest astrological dynamic in operation since August 2010 has been the pulsing contacts of planets associated with revolution and uprising and with the overarching power structures stirring in the masses that experience the greatest oppression. As these planets have transited into range of affecting the USA horoscope, the primary topics involve: a. the expanded Presidential powers through the use of widespread global surveillance, b. covert practices of involvement in controlling other governments and economies, and c. the secretive development of super trade agreements that serve the rights of corporations over the protection of the quality of life of people in general.
Specifically, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is currently being developed behind closed doors and in secret from members of Congress, whose responsibility it is to make laws and decisions about economic issues. The TPP is being negotiated by 12 Pacific Rim countries: The United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan and Brunei.
In addition, The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), also known as the Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) is being negotiated between the United States and the European Union. The European Union consists of 28 member countries.
In reality, these trade agreements are focused on eroding the protection of food and water globally. They support the giant corporations and their international financiers and will set a standard that will weaken national laws in the protection of natural resources in all countries. For more information on this important issues go to http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org.
Your president is pushing to have Congress approve this agreement without full disclosure and to have a Fast Track vote, which will eliminate debate and wave the rights of Congress to investigate and evaluate the potential effect of the trade agreements. If passed, it will set the precedence of future world trade agreements.
In this period prior to the Primary Election on August 9, the planetary activities of change include Mars, the planet of action, intention, war, and courage finally leaving the sign of Libra and into its own sign Scorpio on July 26, with the New Moon in Leo. This can initiate more grassroots action of protection.
Jupiter, planet of Justice, truth, and inclusion will enter Leo on July 16 and will be at the heart of the Sun on July 25, just after the Sun enters the sign. This special contact could bring out more revelations of Presidential actions and intentions. This transit occurs in direct opposition to the Sun/Jupiter union at Obama’s first Inauguration in 2009. It represents something coming to fruition from that time of initiating power and action as President.
In addition, this New Moon is conjunct Obama’s natal Mercury, planet of mind, communication, and commercial activities. This transit activity will promote decisions, announcement, and the potential to put pen to paper in an important way. Other indications support international agreements, and likely actions around immigration and deportation of children, which is another current topic.
As this New Moon is important to the election cycle, we should be hearing more about what local candidates are all about. Our elected official decision makers come from our small communities first. This next November Election will put new people in positions to decide very important things that will affect our rights, our health, our environment, and our economy. If we want better protection for these valuable components of life, we need to pay attention to each and every candidate and choose wisely when we cast our ballots.
One more astrological factor that is changing this month is Saturn turning direct, July 20. Saturn is like the local authority in charge of business. It has been in Scorpio, the sign of secrecy since October of 2012. Since that time many things that have happened in the broad strokes of Saturn’s 30 year cycles have come back to the surface. In 1954, the Bilderberg Group was formed. This is a group of the world’s elite in governments, financial moguls, and other Plutocratic positions. They meet in secret and discuss the design of the future of our world. Many events that go back to that time have deep roots, such as the Civil Rights movement.
The next Saturn cycle after that was 1982 during the Reagan Presidency. In this phase, the US backed the destabilization of governments in Chile, and in Iran. There was the Iran-Contra Affair and international arms smuggling. In this current cycle the past comes up and some of it repeats. We have the global surveillance of the world essentially. Our local Police are no longer a part of community for protection, but for militarized control against domestic terrorism, which might mean they can shoot your kids, or you for no good reason.
This next year of Saturn moving through Scorpio could bring another layer of government controls and the erosion of human rights if we remain apathetic to our local, state and national elections. With it now moving direct it will retrace its path that it has crossed since March when it turned retrograde. In this third crossing of the same territory of the zodiac, it will bring conclusions to decisions left open for debate. It will give the people some space to activate against the steamroller of Plutocratic intentions. We still do have the power of the people if we take up our responsibilities as citizens and VOTE.

Revelations from Snowden Open Big Can of Worms

It seemed like a good idea...

It seemed like a good idea…

Governments always have secrets. Many things are “classified” for the country’s good. However, since the 1990’s, executive powers have greatly increased and primarily though secret means. Last June 9, 2013, Edward Snowden exposed the massive spying that our government is doing. There are these various agencies of the government that have, until 2001 remained fairly autonomous and it could be argued that a general lack of knowledge about individual agencies was common outside each agency. There was little to no sharing of intelligence with foreign powers. On August 20, 2002, Attorney General John Ashcroft issued new procedures for allowing the sharing of intelligence between agencies and with other governments.

The process that is unfolding around NSA, CIA, and FBI and their use of spying, detention, and interrogation is threatening to shake up this administration and the last one. I have been writing for months about the revolutionary energies of current astrological patterns and linking the cycles to history. The revolution that formed this country happened during similar long-term planetary alignments. We are essentially in a process of refocusing our society and our government along similar events of our pre-Constitution years. Spying, kidnapping, and torture were widespread through the Colonies in a civil war.

When Diane Feinstein, Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence took a stand and challenged the CIA to stop spying on the Committee members and their staff, it brought out in the open the complicity between current administration and the Bush administration and their “reinterpretation of law” to cover their war crimes.

As we go through the month of April 2014, things could get very intense. The Spring Equinox, March 20, already has a tightening arrangement of four planets facing off in a Grand Cross that fits right on the Sun of the USA chart. The Sun is the representative of a nation’s President or Leader. Saturn represents Congress. Sun and Saturn are tightly in a square aspect, so this transit picture is heating up tensions and bringing more secrets to the surface.

There will be a total Lunar eclipse on April 14, and a Solar Annular eclipse on April 28. In addition, the 5th of 7 squares between Uranus (revolution) and Pluto (overarching powers) is exact on April 21. Jupiter opposes Pluto as it conjuncts the USA Sun. This happened previously in early August 2013. At that time Glenn Greenwald testified to the Senate of Brazil about US spying internationally. This further exposed what the government is doing on a global scale. Jupiter reveals the truth while Pluto is the dominating power. In the stages of this cyclic relationship, we are coming to the most important one in April.

While both Mars and Saturn are retrograde, the factors of military or domestic defense and Congressional powers are in disruptive phases. There can be overreactions and a tendency to suppress dissent. With Mars transiting the USA Saturn representing Congress, there is going to be a fight. As the truth is forced into the open, public reactions could range from civil disobedience to major upset in the next elections.

Players at the highest level of government and corporations will not want the truth known. We are going into a time of power struggles and potentially false flag events to justify domestic controls. Former President Bush and his team must be getting very nervous. The both Lunar and Solar eclipses have strong contacts to GB’s natal chart.

President Obama is in the hot seat with transiting Saturn making its way to his Midheaven (the place of reputation) and will be challenging other points in the area of relationships and open enemies. The Solar Eclipse is square to his Sun, which will shake his place in the world. The remainder of his term of Office will be very challenging to him. Even the Inauguration Chart is coming to life in ways we astrologers may not have understood before. Saturn is aspecting Neptune (illusions and secrets) while Mercury has made 3 passes over it. Thus we have the information that has been concealed. I am sure there is more to come. This is a slow process and governments can delay as long as they want.

The Finale of 2013

Revolutionary Energies

Revolutionary Energies

The final weeks of 2013 will set the stage for much of 2014. It looks a little harsh in terms of the political and economic trends. We are not likely to see Congress striving to do their best for their constituents. They appear to be heading us into a very harsh and for some, desperate winter.

The revelations of the eclipses continue to expose the depth of government’s secrets. The theme of the planets stacked up in Scorpio is all about secrets, espionage and general dark aspects of control and suppression. Mercury, the messenger, is retracing its path in direct motion now, making it seem like the conversation is dominated by NSA and drone strikes. Drones are a good representation of Mercury in Scorpio, as they are stealth, quick and deadly. You don’t see it coming until it’s too late. Mercury will progress into Sagittarius December 6, which will bring more light to what is going on and bringing recall of last July’s major revelations.

Saturn is traveling in the Sun’s beams through the rest of November and will not be visible again until Thanksgiving. When planets are so near the Sun, it symbolizes secret meetings and plans being made. Saturn in Scorpio has given us the harsher side of government. Saturn is the planet of limitations and restrictions. It is giving more power to secret elements of government, rather than correcting the problem of over-extended powers. This is a trend that will continue into late 2015.

Historically, the last two times that Saturn transited Scorpio, 1954 and 1983, there were very dark and deadly events. The US government backed the over throw of the democratic government of Chili, supporting a dictatorship that massacred thousands. In the USA, there were brutal racial attacks. The first Bilderberg Group meeting was held, setting the president for world political and financial leaders to meet in secret and begin manipulating world markets and governments. In 1983, there was Noriega and the Iran-Contra Affair. This period also brought us the Savings and Loan Scandal and the deregulation of banks and financial activities. Saturn in Scorpio does not bring happiness and prosperity to the common people. Rather, it seems to wedge the differences between ‘the haves and have nots’. It gives further militarization to those who control the masses.

Venus, planet of value, resources, money and love, will be spending the next four months in the sign Capricorn, which is ruled by Saturn. Venus turns retrograde on the Winter Solstice at the last degree of Capricorn. It will then take all of January to retrace its path turning direct January 31. It finally leaves the sign most associated with corporations and big business on March 6. Saturn and Capricorn represent actions like reduction, condensing, and generally “down- sizing.” This holiday time is an opportunity for greater sharing and helping within the community. It’s not likely there will be an increase in jobs or in pay.

Mars has a two year cycle and its retrograde period causes it to spend a full 7 months in one sign. It enters Libra on December 8 and leaves the sign July 27. It turns retrograde March 2 and direct on May 20. While it travels this territory, we can expect turbulence and unrest. Mars is the planet of war, dissension and upheaval. It will be retrograde during the next eclipses, which breeds struggle and opposition. The Winter Solstice chart establishes the beginning of a series of aspects of Mars with Uranus and Pluto. This next year ahead will not be dull and boring. It is clear that the population will be pushing for real changes. It is also clear that there will be a strong force pushing back.

Revelations in the Fall Eclipse Season

Total Eclipse 1995

Total Eclipse 1995

It is now the half-way point of the year seasonally. We have had a very surprising and shocking spring and summer. In some respects it may be that we are just in the middle of a major movement into greater class wars and stronger implementation of mass controls.

Besides this being the Autumn Equinox, we have a pair of eclipses with the next upcoming lunations. The periods of time around eclipses are intensified and we often see important events that can be turning points in the timeline of political dynamics. Eclipses are linked together and in their own series they identify themes that take time to play out. The action of the eclipsing bodies of light allows things to be revealed that are not seen in ordinary light.

The lunar eclipse October 18 and the solar eclipse November 3 have connection with the three eclipses of the spring. That is to say that we can expect more of the same types of events to be revealed. One could say that the major overture of the spring eclipse season has had a lot to do with revelations of how our government is working on a secret and powerful level to establish what can be called an Empire, both domestically and globally.

Looking back to the spring, we had the events in Boston that showed bold evidence of the government’s power to control through martial law. This is relative to the pulsing of the planets of revolution repeating their transits through the stages that brought about the development of our Constitution. It is getting hard to sort out what is patriotic and what is a fight to maintain Democracy. After the Boston event, it wasn’t long until Edward Snowden became the Revealer of Truth that is still opening new revelations of what has been perpetrated in the name of “Security”.

These are dangerous times. It is unusually critical that we be attentive to what is going on at any level of government. The potential for another greater display of domestic security is likely for the beginning of November. Locally, our issues are the takeover of big AG and big Power. These eclipse periods offer us awareness, if we pay attention to the unfolding events. Responding to the issues will take more people being aware and vocal.

There is currently a prelude to a longer conversation about resources versus profits. The topic of Climate Change has broad global reach of influence. I think we might see the interaction between the planets Venus and Mars as being relative to the dynamics of this conversation at an international level. Venus represents values, and the generation of life, health and wealth. Mars represents action, effort, and the dynamics of force, cutting away, and aggression.

These two planets will be at right angles to each other 3 times, September 28, January 16, and March 2. The influence of this is challenge, and perhaps the use of force against demonstrations for preservation of resources. An example of this theme is shown by members of Green Peace, who tried to block the drilling of oil in the fragile Artic, are being charged by the Russian Government with Piracy, an extreme charge against peaceful protesters. On the collective level, this repeated interaction between the planets of love and war will have many faces and many challenges where ever people who love nature stand up to those who use force to usurp resources.

On the personal level, this period of stormy astrological weather will make any discussions and debates more passionate. It will be a difficult time to come to agreements. There is dissonance and contention as a factor of the processes of change and development. What makes it more dramatic is that revolutionary pulse that beats below the surface and fuels a spreading awakening of a need to build a tighter community and to be more attentive to what is happening through big money and politics.

Below is a Solar Maps view showing the November 3 solar eclipse path and the lines of planets located on angles around the planet. The eclipse path is where the eclipse is visible on earth. This one will be seen in central Africa, starting in Somalia and ending to the east of the USA. The places crossed by the eclipse path will see the strongest effects in events. This can include earth-based events such as earthquakes, as well as social-political events.