As I raced around downtown Austin last night on my bike, tracking the Scorpio Moon in it’s haloed gaze upon the Owl building, I caromed and careened my way to Sixth St., weaving my way through traffic with the reckless abandon of a fifteen-year-old. It felt good to be alive, rattling the bones of my past life before the levee broke. It’s been seven-years since the death of my father and the end of my marriage, and it’s taken me nearly this long to move through the trauma buried under the shale of my psyche. This isn’t just my process—everyone else has a version of this—more or less. But here is the key, we can move through this now. Profound healing is available, but you have to do the work, put in the time, face yourself and love yourself in ways that are often difficult because we’ve been so entrained and ingrained in our pain and the world now celebrates victims with quick fixes and vigils on demand.
Sixth Street was locked and loaded with heavy police presence. They were there in force to prevent another “Orlando” like event. Do we even remember what so-called reality was like before it got hi-jacked on 9/11/01? Now it’s all just one psyop after the next, small explosions of the mind, a trip-wired reality that’s getting more and more tiresome by the day.
I’ve been talking about the Mars retrograde in the USA chart for the past few weeks, along with the Saturn retrograde in Sag, opposing Saturn in Gemini on 9/11/16. The ghosts of buildings 1 and 2 were rising, a memory from a hazy past that might not have even existed in the first place.
In a few, short weeks, a new version of “Ghostbusters” will hit the screens with all of the leads re-cast as women. It’s just the latest overwriting of culture and history. This is what happened when Stalin died. He was literally removed from Soviet cinema where he was portrayed. His images all over Moscow and the 12 time zones were also scrubbed clean. When regime change comes, the preexisting order and all of its images and memories must be eradicated. We’ve seen this in cinema for the past decade or more. “Ghostbusters” is just the latest, and of course it’s women who have control over the ectoplasmic phallus. I digress—slightly.
There is an overt attempt to reduce the strong, positive, male influence in our society. This isn’t by accident. Strong, informed and confident young men are a threat to an emerging paradigm that wants any and all competition wiped clean from the face the Earth. Boys have been having issues for decades now and prescribed Ritalin by the school nurse, which alters their still forming brains, while girls are promoted at every turn as strong, and courageous, pushed into the sciences by one PSA after the next, while boys are being herded into the virtual pens of their minds, escaping into digital domains where their thwarted selves gain dominance and power as trigger-happy soldiers of fortune, slaughtering aliens, vampires and zombies. Nice diversion—isn’t it?
I’ve seen this first hand with my son, listening to reports of teachers, almost always female, with a subtle axe to grind with boys and men in general.
Mars retrograde, in any sign, brings these sorts of things up, older archetypes of male energy, revisiting them through time and wondering where all the heroes went? Now we’ve got Milo Yiannopoulos.
Don’t get me wrong, those old images were also in many cases, conflated and flawed. It’s what we were given because there was an overt need for the male psyche to express itself as a protector of women, children and the less fortunate and as always, this was perverted and promoted for the service of war and the military industrial complex, urging our young men to die for bankers and industrialists in a misplaced thrust of country, God and family. This Mars in Scorpio retro has the potential of not just dredging up demons and ghosts from the gels of celluloid cages, but can remind us of where the power of the male has been dormant, frozen under the tundra of tedium and time.
The images leading up to 23/24 degrees in Scorpio, from the Sabian Symbols reflect this. We have, 20/21, “Obeying His Conscience, A Soldier Resists Orders,” 21/22, “Hunters Shooting Wild Ducks” (This was the Scalia death degree), 22/23, “A Rabbit Metamorphoses A Nature Spirit” is about the transcendence of fear into a primal force. Which brings us to the critical degrees of 23/24, “After Having Heard An Inspired Individual Deliver His “Sermon On The Mount,” Crowds Are Returning Home.” This image speaks to what people do after they’ve been inspired or moved. What is their call-to-action?
Tomorrow’s Sag Full Moon emerges out of the bloody cesspool of cinematic slaughter and club death of the USA 12th House, lurching onto the ascendant, illuminating truth and it’s ugly sibling, judgment. Sag is a sign that’s capable of great vision and a startling commitment to truth. However, it can also veer towards a version of fascism that believes it is necessary to exert control in forceful manner for the betterment of the populace. Fascism is convinced that it’s truth is actually benevolent and at heart, what’s best for the people, even if they don’t fully understand it. That’s a paternalistic form of Fascism, one practiced by the likes of Hitler, Mussolini and Franco (who was a Sag). Funny that all three were fire signs; Aries/Leo/Sag in order.
Then there’s another form of Fascism that isn’t paternalistic at all. It’s a brand of control that is more concerned with a general leveling of society and culture in general, an eradication of history, ideas and customs. Traditional Fascism veers towards the past and the preservation of culture, in an attempt to preserve order, but the new face Fascism wants to decimate the past and quaint ideas like social memory and historical strands of DNA. Ultimately, it is a system occupied by so-called great men, who through the force of their will, alter reality. While the Axis of Evil has always been associated with Fascism (especially Mussolini), Mao, Stalin, and Castro were as equally fascist, but were cast as liberators, not blood thirsty dictators, thanks in large part due to the press and their slobbering, ongoing love affair with Socialism.
It will be interesting to see what this Full Moon will have on Donald Trump, since he was born on the Sag, Full Moon. Obviously, it would illuminate the fascist meme, with his Moon hanging out in his 4th House, where Cancerian values dominate. His South Node is there as well, and it’s a tricky place for Trump. Will his weakness for order be exposed and promoted as evil, or will the other side, people awakening from their slumber see him as running a program that’s being inserted to divert them from the ultimate epiphany of breaking free from the matrix of control? And that boys and girls is your lesson on this Sag Full Moon. Express your truth, let your untethered, inner expression come to the fore in the service of awakening. Tend to your emotionally sovereign state without taking prisoners and shooting them for their dissenting points of view. Allow them to state their case and keep going deeper into the profundity of your being and the freedom of not being defined by the soulless robots, put here exactly for this reason alone; to define the nature of freedom as an organic, galactic being, a revelatory thought in the mind of prime creation.