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THE WEEK AHEAD: Apr 29-May 05

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A cavalcade of seriously austere transits means we could be in for a rather an eventful week. As Saturn stations to retrograde on the South Node, it feels like time is standing still, just to put the pressure on us all. Very soon, and over the next few months, we are about to backtrack and better examine the most significant events since Saturn first entered the Rx zone on January 22. In a way, Saturn does retrogrades better than all the other planets. It’s like he gives us a second chance to examine and improve the ever-evolving relationship between the ego (exterior-defined self) and the soul (internal self). Of course it will hurt, but then, how else are we supposed to learn?

Here is a full list of this week’s transits:

Sqq

Mon Apr 29 

10:00

Sun

08°49′

Sesquisquare

Jupiter

23°49′

Mon Apr 29 

22:30

Saturn

20°31′

Opposition

Node

20°31′

S

Mon Apr 29 

23:58

Saturn

20°31′

RETROGRADE

   

Wed May 01 

06:38

Mercury

20°22′

Sextile

Mars

20°22′

Wed May 01 

07:54

Mercury

20°27′

Square

Node

20°27′

Wed May 01 

08:51

Mercury

20°31′

Square

Saturn

20°31′

Vs

Wed May 01 

09:27

Venus

12°59′

Conjunction

Vesta

12°59′

Wed May 01 

12:18

Mars

20°31′

Quincunx

Saturn

20°31′

Pa

Wed May 01 

23:53

Venus

13°43′

Opposition

Pallas

13°43′

 

Thu May 02 

02:58

Uranus

03°03′

Semisquare

Neptune

18°03′

Thu May 02 

21:49

Mercury

23°08′

Square

Pluto

23°08′

Fri May 03 

04:00

Mercury

23°35′

Trine

Jupiter

23°35′

Sat May 04 

22:46

Moon

14°11′

Conjunction

Sun

14°11′

Sun May 05 

12:22

Mars

23°07′

Quincunx

Pluto

23°07′

Sun May 05 

21:58

Mars

23°23′

Opposition

Jupiter

23°23′

Can’t say there’s much joy in Saturn’s incidental conjunction to the South Node either. Due to their common retroactive motion, the two will hold their maudlin grip over all humanity until Saturn goes direct and finally separates from the Node in late September. Until then, we get to look at where society’s heading lately, and how our personal ambitions can terminably fall out of pulse with the prevailing cultural attitudes. We see how disagreement with what is going on around us could leave us in states of isolation, despair, shut out of the system, or severely limited within it. Unless we learn to accept the status quo, or play along with the consensus, this could become a very oppressive and grim period.

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One might imagine that this is not likely to go down easily, especially in the western world where people are accustomed to some degree of liberty and independence. We can see too, with this week’s closest Saturn/Pluto conjunction until the partile in Jan 2020, how likely governments will scheme to corrupt and conspire the system, creating divisive rhetoric in order to ‘rally’ and ‘persuade’ their people to fall into a certain authoritarian line.

The final Uranus/Neptune semisquare also shows how the technology has been used to warp and disturb the higher, more gullible senses with often surreal, absurdly implausible scenarios. Since 2016 our minds have been inundated with a bizarre stream of fake news and contrived misinformation, to the point where, by now, nobody trusts anything they hear or read from any source, any more. Though many ‘sensible people’ have wisely switched off, disengaging entirely, those still active are to be taken either as ‘crazy cooks’ who have lost touch with the reality, or (with Jupiter square to Neptune) academic nincompoops who cannot back their exorbitant claims with any substantial evidence. Even if they do, people are in such a state of cognitive dissonance that any real, pressing argument matters little, if at all.

However we assess the current situation, we can see that we are fast losing contact with our deepest sense of self, and that of each other. If our old cultural paradigms are shifting, being displaced by the rising auspices of a tightly regulated and controlled stream of information, then where is the freedom of expression and diversity of content to keep the rhetoric healthy and balanced? When all media (now digitised data) becomes instantly monitored and filtered by clever computer algorithms, programmed by ruling humans to limit, censor, redact and shut out the vital, even angry voices of our community, we are left with a void – a murmur of noise that can only be the sound of the greatest, most disconcerting lie.

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Once a government, or any authority takes it upon itself to silence any voices of opposition and dissention, then it’s clear we’re heading down the dark, draconian road of repression and totalitarian control, where all its people are forced to live in a state of terror and fear for their lives and livelihoods.

Observe this as Mercury in Aries squares the Saturn/Pluto this week. Watch who gets shut out of the office. Probably you, for ‘saying the wrong thing’.

“When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.”

― George R.R. Martin

On a more positive side, those who feel crippled and frustrated by these times may silently knuckle down, go down to the basement and work on achieving the most extraordinary things – accomplishments which could one day put them in a class all of their own. By exerting extremely individualistic and painstaking efforts, and with an attitude where all external influences are cleverly disregarded, this dark, repressive playing field becomes the breeding ground for a new batch of ‘experts’ in the most unheard-of and obscure fields of endeavour.

Who knows what creatures will develop?

By this weekend, a New Moon in Taurus calls for us to make a conscious effort to stay grounded. Make a serious intention to get out and walk barefoot in nature, feel the earth under your feet. These days, even in the most remote areas, humans are inundated by inordinately high levels of electromagnetic activity. Emissions of EMF radiation into our environment, emanating from ubiquitous cell-phone towers, scores of satellites, electrical power lines & home wiring, radio & TV broadcasts, WiFi transmitters, hotspots & bluetooth, as well as the usual a cacophony of domestic and office appliances everywhere are subtly, invisibly messing with our bodies and minds.

We have yet to prove the true, long-term effects of EMF radiation, although we know that nearly all our living (formerly in physical form) is now happening at the digital level. This includes our money, which is really a physical reflection of our self-worth. If we do not remember to stay grounded, we stand to suffer all kinds of psychosomatic complexes, many which are not easy to identify, let alone treat.

Anyway, more on that during the week, and daily updates. Please look out for our fortnightly newsletter with links to your lunation messages, as well as our special article on Saturn retrograde.

Blessings, and have an amazing week xx

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