Sunday, April 15, 2018

False Flags, the Friday the 13th Bombing of Syria, and Timed War Attacks with Chiron at 29 Pisces/Zero Aries

Wounded healer Chiron is currently on the final degree of the zodiac (29 Pisces), about to enter the first degree of the zodiac (zero Aries) on April 17.

This is a highly symbolic area, related to powerful endings and beginnings all rolled into one, and this oh-so-potent end point/birth point zone has been used by the current global fascist regime as a marker to time war attacks in the past. 

When Uranus was on this 29 Pisces/zero Aries point in March 2011, we experienced the illegal bombing of Libya and the assassination of Gadaffi by NATO forces. The illegal attack against Libya by the United States government and allies coincided with covert nuclear warfare being unleashed at Fukushima, Japan with the destruction of the Daiichi nuclear power plants, subsequent explosions, and ongoing releases of radioactive fallout into the atmosphere and Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Ocean ecosystem is now in a state of collapse, most often erroneously being blamed on climate change or even plastic in the ocean.

Now, as wounded healer Chiron activates this 29 Pisces/zero Aries point again, there is a new illegal war attack unfolding, this time against Syria. United States, British, and French armed forces initiated the new round of bombings on Friday the 13th - April 13, 2018 - with Chiron on 29 degrees Pisces, just ahead of the ingress of Aries on April 17.

Pretty boy elitist and lapdog of the NWO, Justin Trudeau, has pledged his allegiance to psychopath U.S. vice-president Mike Pence, committing Canadian armed forces to the farce.


The Astrology of the Bombing of Syria on April 13, 2018 with Chiron at 29 degrees Pisces, about to ingress Aries April 17 - click image to enlarge


This new round of bombings follows what can only be an orchestrated false flag in the form of chemical weapons attacks against a refugee camp of Syrian civilians at Douma on April 8, 2018.

Whenever I hear "chemical weapons attacks" in the media these days, I think, "Iraqui Soldiers Stealing Preemie Babies Out of Incubators." It's all a sham and a scam, folks - except for the bombing and the slaughter. Unfortunately, that's real.

The Russian government has called out these "chemical weapons attacks" as a false flag. ("Russia says Britain helped fake Syria chemical attack, calls for emergency UN meeting to 'avert danger of war'")

In fact, Russia reported to Reuters news service on March 13, 2018 about its intelligence that the United States was planning an attack on Damascus and was going to use a false flag chemical weapons attack against civilians, blamed on the Syrian government, as the pretense for that attack.  

As stated, war attacks have also been timed to Uranus ingresses in the past, and we have Uranus entering Taurus on May 15, 2018. 

I would be looking to the re-entry of Uranus into Taurus in March 2019 for the big show, however. Uranus ingresses around the time of March equinox have been particularly popular points for timing the war attacks of the "New World Order."

(It's all very, very old, though. There's nothing new about any of this.)

At March equinox every year, the Sun is on that potent little "endings-and-beginnings" zone of 29 degrees Pisces/zero degrees Aries. This marks the astrological new year as the Sun moves into the initiatory sign of the warrior (Aries), and it seems to be a favourite occult-harnessing point for the warmongers of the Global Fascist Regime. 

Uranus Ingresses Around March Equinox Coinciding with Attacks


- Uranus re-enters Taurus on March 6, 2019. Uranus last transited Taurus from 1935 to 1942, coinciding with Great Depression years, as well as the first years of the second World War. We look to the upcoming Uranus ingress of Taurus for war attacks related to banking, money systems, and resources (Taurus), in particular. Attacks via lack, poverty, starvation, or the manipulation of food or food production would also fit the astrological symbolism. Manufactured systemic conditions of poverty, hunger, and lack of jobs/opportunity have historically been used to entice people into the armed forces to fight the wars of the monied establishment in exchange for a roof over their heads and three squares a day. We see a repeat of these conditions currently under a New Great Depression.

- Uranus re-enters Aries, activating 29 Pisces/zero Aries, on March 11, 2011. The Fukushima nuclear disaster was timed to the day, occurring on March 11, 2011, just as Uranus re-entered Aries from Pisces. 


 The Astrology of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster on March 11, 2011 with the Uranus ingress of Aries occurring that day  - click image to enlarge


The illegal bombing of Libya, driven by Hillary Clinton and planned/executed by Canadian General Charles Bouchard, occurred just nine days later with the Sun at 29 Pisces/zero Aries (conjunct Uranus) on March 20, 2011. Uranus was at zero Aries during that attack, the birth point of the zodiac and a powerful initiatory point.

From a March 20, 2011 article: "The Sun Conjunct Uranus at the Zodiac Birth Point Marking Astrological New Year and the 'Odyssey Dawns'"

"The people of Libya are now being "kept safe" from yet another villainous bad guy as Cancer Sun nation U.S. of A. rains missiles down upon them in a military operation named Operation Odyssey Dawn. Yesterday, 120 Tomahawk missiles were fired at Libya by United States, British and French military. Italy and Spain are allowing the use of their air force bases for the launching of the attacks. This marks the largest military attack against an Arab country since the invasion of Iraq in 2003, which gained public support through bogus claims that Saddam Hussein held weapons of mass destruction after the bombing of the World Trade Centers in New York City September 11, 2001.

The invasion of Iraq happened exactly eight years ago (March 20, 2003) just after Uranus ingressed Pisces (March 10, 2003). Still don't think astrology is being used in these war agendas?

The invasion of Iraq during Baby Bush's regime has left more than two million Iraquis dead along with thousands of U.S. soldiers. Five million Iraqui refugees are currently subsisting in absolutely dire circumstances. Five million children - thirty five percent of the country's children - have been orphaned, and parts of the country have been left irradiated through depleted uranium munitions. One of the worst humanitarian crises currently existing on this planet is the legacy of the 2003 equinox invasion. Operation Iraqi Freedom (ha) was renamed Operation New Dawn by the United States on September 1, 2010, reflecting the shift into burgeoning Aquarian Age language. We see this continue with the naming of the military operation against Libya - Odyssey Dawn."

- Uranus re-enters Pisces on March 11, 2003. With Uranus at zero degrees Pisces and the Sun at 29 Pisces/zero Aries, the invasion of Iraq was executed by the United States government and allies on March 20, 2003 under false pretenses. Accusations about Iraqui involvement in 9/11 and also its supposed stockpiling of "weapons of mass destruction" were used as excuses. Neither of those accusations was true. We certainly see parallels between the invasion of Iraq in March 2003 and the current attack on Syria.


The Astrology of the Invasion of Iraq on March 20, 2003 with Uranus at zero degrees Pisces - click image to enlarge


- Uranus at 29 degrees Capricorn on March 20, 1995, before entering Aquarius April 2. A sarin nerve gas attack on a Tokyo, Japan subway injured 5,500 people. Some victims suffered permanent damage to their eyes, lungs, and digestive systems. The attack was blamed on a Buddhist cult called Aum Shinriko, led by blind leader Shoko Asahara. 

- Uranus at zero degrees Capricorn on March 16, 1988. Chemical attacks, blamed on Saddam Hussein, killed more than 5,000 Kurds at Halabja, Iraq.

- Uranus at zero Sagittarius March 11, 1981. Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet is sworn in for a second eight-year term as President of Chile. (This date, March 11, was used for another orchestrated attack in 2011: the Fukushima nuclear disaster.) The democratically-elected socialist leader of Chile, Salvador Allende, was overthrown and assassinated in a CIA-backed coup that installed murderous dictator Pinochet on September 11, 1973. (Does that date sound familiar to anyone?) Pinochet rounded up and murdered thousands of his critics and tortured tens of thousands of others (likely lowball estimates) during his U.S.-implanted regime. On September 11, 1991, President of the United States and ex-Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), George Bush Sr., announced the "New World Order" to U.S. Congress. On September 11, 2001, a false flag event brought down three buildings in New York City and killed more than 3,000 people with many of the first responders dying after the fact from breathing in toxic materials without proper respiratory protection. This event was blamed on Iraq, providing the pretense for invading and attacking that country at the Uranus ingress of Pisces in March 2003.

So we see a history of war attacks being timed to the astrology, in particular the timing of war attacks to Uranus ingresses around March equinox when the Sun is on that very potent 29 Pisces/zero Aries point, initiating a new astrological year.

Again, this new attack against Syria, following the false flag "chemical weapons attack" on April 8, coincides with wounded healer Chiron on 29 degrees Pisces, just about to enter Aries on April 17.

Chiron will retrograde back into late Pisces from September 16, 2018 to February 17, 2019, and it will activate this 29 Pisces/zero Aries point three times in total: 

- mid-April 2018
- mid-September 2018
- mid-February 2019

Uranus first enters Taurus on May 15, 2018. It will retrograde back into Aries from November 6, 2018 to March 6, 2019. This ingress point is also activated three times:

- mid-May 2018
- early November 2018
- early March 2019 (with the period around March equinox highlighted in particular)

We also see the sick use of numerology by the powers-that-be with particular dates being used repeatedly for their historical and also occult meaning. As an additional example, we saw a combination of astrology and numerology being used during Hurricanes Harvey and Irma during the total solar eclipse at 28 degrees Leo in late August 2017. 

We can expect more nasty timed events and attacks as the global fascists attempt to form One World Government with astrology and numerology in their back pockets. 

Understand this, though, first and foremost: Uranus is the planet of sudden changes, revolution, radical action, lightning bolt realizations, and breaks in protocol. We can harness the power of Uranus entering Taurus to break the orchestrated momentum seemingly leading us to a repeat of history and another World War.

We just have to see through it all. We have to see these patterns in order to break them. We have to understand that there are actual people responsible for this orchestrated murder, torture, and destruction. There are people responsible for the lies and for the psychotic false flags being set off like dominoes. There are actual people who must be held accountable for their crimes against humanity and against all life on this planet, and this involves every aspect of the highest echelons of power within the illegitimate hierarchies of Planet Earth. 

This is the challenge before us now as natural and loving human beings on this beautiful planet.

We can throw a Uranian monkey wrench into their well-laid plans, but it's going to take diligence and vigilance and people willing to stand up for what's right.

Standing up for what's right is a primary healing theme of the Chiron in Aries transit. 

So dig your heels in, friends. Resist! Refuse this orchestrated repeat of history.

It's all hands on deck as we turn this ship around... 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Chiron Enters Aries and Uranus Enters Taurus: Healing the Divisions or Creating Deeper Fractures As We Move from Orchestrated Identity Wars to Orchestrated Class Wars


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Chiron in Aries: April 17, 2018 to April 14, 2027

Chiron retrogrades back into late Pisces (29 - 27 degrees) from September 26, 2018 to February 17, 2019

Uranus in Taurus: May 15, 2018 to April 26, 2026

Uranus retrogrades back into late Aries (29 - 28 degrees) from November 6, 2018 to March 6, 2019

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Juno in Pisces and Our Relationship With Illusion at the end of the Astrological Piscean Era

Soul mate asteroid Juno entered Pisces on February 24, 2018 for a transit that will last until April 28. Juno in Pisces adds a bit of a supernatural element to things - stronger spiritual, psychic, or etheric connections that are working away behind the scenes.

Juno in Pisces indicates a web of ethereal connections that transcend time, space, and location with certain threads being plucked at certain times throughout the transit. As particular threads are plucked, we start to see and sense connections to other people, times, locations, and eras that may have been invisible previously.

Part of the beauty of the human condition is that we are connected at the heart and soul to others who have experienced similar things as we have during their time on the planet. We're never truly alone. These shared experiences create a psychic imprint that is accessible and relatable no matter what era we're living in. It's perhaps the more painful and isolating experiences that create the deepest and most long-lived bonds, the strongest psychic connections that endure through time and space. 

Juno in Pisces connects us at our most vulnerable places, in the most poetically painful or bittersweet of human experiences.

From a previous article: 

"With Juno in Pisces, we are also working with "soul mates" where the connection we have is almost entirely unseen, etheric, and non-tangible. These are individuals we feel some connection to (desired or not) that cannot be fully explained logically. Juno is a complex and often frictional symbol, and this indicates we are working our way out of energetic entanglements we have with people that are almost purely psychic or etheric.  

Simultaneously, we are finding sometimes surprising moments of communion as we see evidence of the unbreakable love of the universe, and our spirits are shored up." 

Juno transiting Pisces indicates a period of time when we are working intricately with our relationship to illusion - a textbook Pisces theme.

With transiting Juno in Pisces, the soul mates in our lives may be helping us with these illusions in some way - perhaps drawing attention to areas where the rose-coloured glasses are a little thick or providing experiences that pop our Neptunian bubbles and bring us back to reality.

Under this transit, we may be bothered more than usual by people trying to portray "the perfect life" or "the perfect relationship" through media or social media. (Narcissistic tendencies are another Piscean/Neptunian theme, and we have more than enough of those going around these days...)

At the same time, we may have soul mates who are helping us to see through these carefully-curated lifestyles and immaculately-filtered images. Once we pop an illusion, once we disrupt the glossy surface sheen, once we see that there is no such thing as "the perfect life" or "the perfect relationship," or "the perfect Instagram filter," there's really no going back. There's no going back to a time when we were fooled by those things.

And at that point, we really have to ask: why are so many people putting so much time, effort, and money into portraying this false image of lifestyle-perfection? Why are people creating lifestyle illusions designed only to make other people covet their lives and what they have?

It's a little pathological, really, isn't it? 

We are now officially in the astrological Age of Aquarius, but there are still plenty of old, Piscean-era ghosts traipsing around and old, Piscean-era illusions left to dissipate.

The high romanticism of the standard Neptunian love story is one illusory element that may need to be put in tighter check under this Juno in Pisces transit. 

Within the pages of a classic English novel, Jane Eyre and Edward Rochester find blissful union, at last, long last, as two halves of the same soul meet in holy matrimony. A fictional love to make your heart ache, feverish that you may never find its equivalent. And in real life, its author Charlotte Bronte marries a clergyman she is merely fond of - no great, melting love of her life - after watching her entire family perish one-by-one, only to die herself while pregnant soon after being wed. 

How's that for a sobering reality check?

How many of the great historical love stories, so implanted in the collective psyche and so sought after, have been myth, illusion, just a good story?

And how many of the great Facebook or Instagram love stories are cut from that same cloth?

We have now planted our flags on the Aquarian-era side of things and are looking to create a more rational and realistic version of romance and of life, in general. Even if we aren't looking to do that - that's the path to greater success, veering away from the highly-idealized and soft-lit versions of love, romance, and "lifestyle" that generally end in disappointment and bad feelings.

We're looking to maintain that beautiful Piscean love and connection, but we're doing it with our feet on the ground, with a keen eye toward egalitarian love, rather than a love that places anyone or anything on a pedestal. 

A 27-degree Pisces New Moon conjunct wounded healer Chiron on March 17 (Happy St. Pat's!) stirs the associated themes, and this continues through the following 28-day lunar cycle. 

Juno will form a conjunction to Neptune at 14 degrees Pisces on March 26, 2018, and the soul mate lessons here involve the differentiation between real Piscean love, spirituality, understanding, and communion...and the highly-illusory, highly glossed-up cardboard cutout versions we see portrayed so often through media and social media.

Chiron is very potent in late Pisces during this lunar month, traversing the final degrees of the zodiac. Big, collective karmic wallops possible. 

On a personal level, we may find ourselves a little haunted, a little hamstrung by all the psychic threads we're connected to, even beyond this Pisces season. But the fiery-potent 26-degree Aries New Moon conjunct Uranus and Eris on April 15 releases us from some of the old etheric webs. It burns up some of these webs, simultaneously lighting the way into new territory and fresher dynamics.

The Aries New Moon on April 15 also opens us into the Chiron in Aries transit (2018 - 2027), which begins on April 17. Mercury will station direct at 4 degrees Aries in a conjunction to Chiron on April 15, as well.

Juno enters Aries on April 28, 2018, following the Chiron ingress of Aries April 17. Juno and Chiron will form a conjunction at zero degrees Aries, the first degree of the zodiac, on April 29, indicating some refreshing movement out of the reach of old ghosts, old illusions, and old Neptunian bubbles. 

This Juno-Chiron conjunction at zero Aries - such a potent initiatory degree - provides the cosmic impetus to carve our way out of "Image Factory Hell" once and for all. Let's use it!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Cardinal Clashes Force Movement While Retrogrades Simultaneously Slow External Development



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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Mars Square Chiron Marks the Seventh Anniversary of the (Ongoing) Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Mars in Sagittarius is closing in on a square to wounded healer Chiron in Pisces (exact March 14) at 28 degrees of the signs. 

With Chiron in the late degrees of water sign Pisces, entering Aries April 17, 2018, the painful (Chiron) truth (Sagittarius) about the state of the world's oceans (Pisces) is coming to an acute point (Mars), and nowhere is our attention more urgently required than with the state of the Fukushima-contaminated Pacific Ocean.

The Mars-Chiron square occurs as a marker of the seventh anniversary of the ongoing nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan on March 11. 

The initial explosions at the nuclear power plant in March 2011 released large quantities of radioactive isotopes and particles into the atmosphere and jet stream. Many different isotopes were aerosolized and released at that time, including but not limited to Cesium, Strontium, Iodine, Uranium, Xenon, and Plutonium. The half-lives of the isotopes vary: Cesium 134 has a half-life of two years. Cesium 137 has a half-life of 30 years. Strontium 90 has a half-life of 28.8 years. Many Plutonium isotopes have half-lives in the thousands or even hundreds of thousands of years. 

The radioactive isotopes and particles came down in precipitation all over North America and are most likely still coming down. Even with extremely spotty and under-funded testing, Fukushima-signature isotopes Cesium 134 and 137, along with others, have been found in fish, seaweed, water, sand, and produce along the West Coast of Canada and the United States since 2011 and continuing to recent times

Radioactive isotopes/particles are poisonous to ingest, in addition to releasing radiation. They bio-accumulate in the body, so contamination levels may seem relatively low, but continual ingestion over time accumulates into much bigger doses. Tiny fish are eaten by small fish; small fish are eaten by medium fish; medium fish are eaten by large fish; large fish are eaten by us, and at each stage, the radioactive contamination accumulates.

Despite what the nuclear industry and profiteering governments/scientists would like you to believe, there is no safe level of radiation exposure.

Continual exposure to even low-dose radiation can cause catastrophic health damage. 

Being continually irradiated internally by ingested isotopes is very different from the limited external radiation exposure that comes from things like X-Rays or airplane rides.

Naturally-occurring radioactivity in things like bananas and potatoes is also very different from man-made radioactive isotopes, which the body does not know how to process or eliminate.

In addition to the releases into the jet stream, radioactively-contaminated water has been flowing into the Pacific Ocean from the Fukushima site on a continual basis. 

The whereabouts of the nuclear cores from three of the reactor units is unknown, and it is assumed that they have melted through their containments and into the ground (and groundwater) below.

Radioactively-contaminated water has been leaking from containment vessels on site that are holding wastewater originally used to (temporarily) cool the nuclear cores. The displacement of water from these leaks is pushing the contaminated groundwater beneath Fukushima out to sea.

Measured radiation spikes on site have suggested that fission is still taking place sporadically, which would mean that radioactive isotopes are still being produced and released.

No governments or establishment scientists are doing any ongoing, comprehensive testing of food, drinking water, or milk for radioactive contamination. 

The health - and lack thereof - of the Pacific Ocean must come into stronger collective focus under this late-degree square of Mars in Sagittarius and Chiron in Pisces, and we must take action (Mars) based on what we know (Sagittarius). 

What we know, however, is continually being clouded, confused, and downplayed by the propaganda and misinformation spread by a paid army of mainstream media, establishment gatekeepers, and online trolls.

(Seriously, is someone paying these fool trolls, or are they providing their idiocy free-of-charge? I recently had one try to get me to watch someone eating Plutonium in a YouTube video to prove that Fukushima fallout is not of concern. Wow.) 

A common theme throughout the Fukushima nuclear disaster - again, ongoing with no real containment or remediation solutions in sight - has been the blaming of Fukushima-related effects on that big, bad, beast "climate change."

Now, the climate change issue is very thorny, very inflammatory, and very divisive. One particular take on climate change has been embedded in the educational system, teaching a generation of children to vehemently take up this issue while, unfortunately, maintaining blinders with other critically-pertinent issues. 

I don't believe the Fukushima nuclear disaster is being taught or covered in any meaningful way in the educational curricula of the day, certainly to nowhere near the extent that climate change is. So this Mars in Sagittarius square to Chiron in Pisces also highlights gaping holes, blind spots, and even the intentional obscuring of truth within the educational system.

A recent story from the BBC is a perfect example of the "climate change as blanket demon" theme:

February 1, 2018: "Polar bears are 'running out of food,'"  by Victoria Gill

The story outlines the truly heart-wrenching plight of polar bears, many in the process of starving.

As usual, the devastation being caused by Fukushima fallout is the pink elephant in the room. Most people choose to ignore or downplay this pink elephant, and "climate change" becomes the easy patsy...

We're told by the mainstream media: polar bears can't find enough seals to eat because the polar ice is melting due to climate change, making it harder for them to find food.

But back to that pink elephant (pink polar bear?):

Polar bears eat seals.

Seals eat fish.

Since the Fukushima nuclear disaster began in 2011, there has been a dramatic and documented decline in both fish and seal populations in the Pacific Ocean (as well as thousands of other species). This goes so far as to link many of the deaths and diseases to Fukushima fallout:

From December 2011: "Reuters: Radiation tests underway on dead and diseased seals in Alaska — Suffering bleeding lesions, hair loss"

From January 2014: "Scientists present links between unusual Alaska seal deaths and Fukushima fallout — Skin lesions, hair loss, lethargy — ‘Pulsed release’ when built-up radionuclides were set free as ice melted — “Wildlife health implications” due to radiation exposure discussed"

From February 2014: "Former Japan Prime Minister: Seals, polar bears dying after Fukushima radiation exposure"

From May 2014: "Over 50 dead seals, sea lions, whales, walrus recently stranded in Alaska — Dozens of seals suffering from baldness, skin sores — Experts: “Marine transported Fukushima radionuclides… may represent a new stressor to ecosystem”"

From March 2015: "Mysterious affliction in Alaska polar bears suffering baldness and lesions; Rate spiked nearly 1,000% after Fukushima began — Gov’t: Ongoing reports of unusual number of ‘hairless seals’ with sores — “Seals continue to be reported with hair loss… it makes us nervous”"

From August 2015: "US Gov’t: “We don’t know what’s going on” in Pacific — Many ill baby seals being abandoned; Dozens of walruses found dead; Dying whales, birds, fish — “Unprecedented things happening” — Experts: “It’s been a very unusual marine mammal year… I’m really worried, very concerned”"

From September 2015: "“Countless” dead birds reported in Pacific off US coast, nothing will eat the bodies — “There are no seals present” — Expert: “The fish are not there… all of them are starving” — Animals “acting weird, sick and weak, too weak to fly, too weak to run” — Resident: We want to know if it’s from Fukushima"

From January 2017: "Massive die-off of sea creatures from California to Alaska — Animals starving as food chains continue to collapse — Mass starvation events plague West Coast — Scientist: “Felt like I was doing nothing but counting dead animals” — TV: Deaths really quite troubling"

So the pink elephant is this: there's quite overwhelming evidence that sea life, including seals and many species of fish, has declined dramatically - and is suffering dramatically - since Fukushima fallout began contaminating the Pacific Ocean in 2011. 

There were certainly well-documented problems with ocean pollution before Fukushima, but the problems have accelerated since March 2011.

The earthquake and tsunami that set off the Fukushima nuclear disaster on March 11, 2011 were timed to coincide with transiting Uranus moving from the 29th degree of Pisces to the zero degree of Aries. Chiron was in the early stages of its transit of Pisces at the time at 2 degrees. The North Node of the Moon had just entered truth-telling Sagittarius and was at 28 degrees when the disaster began. This 28th degree is now being activated by transiting Mars in Sagittarius and the square to Chiron in Pisces.   

The astrology of the Fukushima nuclear disaster - March 11, 2011
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In 2018, we have two major shifts - Chiron enters Aries on April 17 (retrograding back into late Pisces from September 26, 2018 to February 17, 2019), and Uranus enters Taurus on May 15 (retrograding back into Aries November 6, 2018 to March 6, 2019).

These ingresses indicate new chapters opening with a push to move on, to move forward, to leave the problems of the past behind us. 

These urgings toward new energy and new themes create a climate where it is unfortunately easy to push unresolved issues to the back of our minds. It's easy to get caught up in "what's next?" without grasping fully how an unresolved issue the size of Fukushima will continue to cause problems in whatever new chapters are unfolding.

If transiting Chiron in Pisces taught us one thing, it's this: what affects one will eventually affect all. Due to the shared energy field that life exists within on this planet, we cannot separate ourselves from the collective problems faced by humanity. Attempting to do so simply means a greater karmic wallop later on. If that karmic wallop doesn't come in the current generation, it is passed on to the next. Those who choose to bury their heads in the (radioactive) sand now will see the consequences of their willful ignorance visited on those who come after them.

This sounds ominous, but it's the reality of the situation. The karmic come-around of late Pisces is no joke. A sick or dying Pacific Ocean does not exist in a vacuum. It has effects and repercussions for all life on this planet.

Transiting Mars is about to cross 28 degrees Sagittarius, very close to the Galactic Centre, which is, again, the point where the North Node of the Moon (successful, soul-driven path forward) was located at the time that the Fukushima nuclear disaster began on March 11, 2011. 

This point - and its corresponding drive for truth - is being stirred up, inflamed, and activated by transiting Mars in Sagittarius, and the square aspect to Chiron at 28 degrees Pisces keeps the focus (uncomfortably) on collective issues like Fukushima. Under these aspects, we're dealing with painful situations and symptoms that have (potentially invisible) roots to the Fukushima nuclear disaster. We're dealing with an invisibility factor (Pisces), as well as the intentional confusion, diversion, and misinformation generated by an establishment effort to keep people from the truth.

Under these conditions, we have to fight (Mars) to get to the truth (Sagittarius) and to stay there. This doesn't only relate to Fukushima, of course - there's a system of mind control operating through entertainment and media that is diverting people from many of the critical issues faced by humanity at this time. 

It's just that this system of mind control and gatekeeperly-diversion is oh-so-obvious when you look at the worldwide media blackout and downplaying of Fukushima!

The personal planets are currently transiting ethereal Pisces as the Mars-Chiron square tightens, and this is an indicator of more pressure on these issues. As transiting Mercury and Venus activate the Mars-Chiron square, we're working for greater collective understanding of the invisible threads, the obscured roots, and the clouded reasons for the problems we are experiencing.

Elements of foggy mind control, illusion, and diversion may be particularly prevalent with communication/media planet Mercury transiting the sign of its fall, Pisces, until March 5.

Mercury and Venus form a beautiful and potentially-healing conjunction at 26 degrees Pisces on March 4 (10:05 a.m. PST), which is the same degree as the New Moon in Pisces (conjunct Chiron) that we will experience on March 17.

This is followed by a powerhouse Mercury-Venus-Chiron conjunction at 27 degrees Pisces later that day, before Mercury and Venus enter Aries on March 5/6. Mercury and Venus will be activating the symbolic "end of the zodiac" 29th degree of Pisces and "beginning of the zodiac" zero degree of Aries. Again, this is the area of the zodiac where Uranus (uranium/upheaval/shocks/sudden events) was located when the Fukushima nuclear disaster began. 

Wounded healer Chiron will activate this area of the zodiac in April 2018, as it ingresses Aries.


Mercury-Venus-Chiron conjunction at 27 degrees Pisces - March 4, 2018
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The Mercury-Venus-Chiron conjunction at 27 degrees Pisces on March 4 indicates a pinnacle moment as the wounded healer comes to the end of the sign of the fishes.

In many respects, the Fukushima nuclear disaster is the primary symbol of the Chiron in Pisces transit. 

The Mercury-Venus-Chiron conjunction is an indicator of beautiful, healing support from the divine amidst these difficult Earthly conditions. We may uncover some invisible threads, some previously-obscured information, or some form of connection to others that heals us at the heart. Greater understanding is possible under these skies, as necessary puzzle pieces of information fall into place, and with that understanding comes a greater sense of communion and peace, a stronger sense of continuity, flow, and grace, even during these quite disjointed times.

Though Fukushima has been a highly-obscured and messed-with issue from the get-go, though most people on Earth are still looking to the establishment to provide information and guidance, there are many, many people around the world who know the real score. They know the real score because they feel it, and no amount of manipulation will change that. This goes for Fukushima but also for many obscured, suppressed, and hidden issues we're dealing with on Earth.

As we mark the seventh anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster on March 11, transiting Jupiter is stationing retrograde at 23 degrees Scorpio (March 8), the sign of the researcher. Our intuition, our inner knowing, our instincts, and our guts provide the wisdom we need to successfully navigate this dark and murky territory.

We're making the healing connections, connecting the necessary dots, and we're doing it together.

Though it can be very isolating to understand things that the mainstream of society does not, we may get a stronger sense under this Mercury-Venus-Chiron conjunction that we are not alone with any of it. We never really were. 

The themes are continued with a 26-degree Pisces New Moon on March 17 that falls tightly conjunct Chiron. This indicates a highly-sensitized lunar month (March 17 to April 15) characterized by wounding/healing themes. These themes have a particular emphasis on the interplay between personal and collective issues. 

There is a very karmic lunar cycle ahead of us with that intense, late-Pisces come-around that was previously mentioned. The following lunar month draws attention to those who are being energetically/emotionally/psychically shredded by "the way things are" and by "the things left unsaid." (That's pretty much everyone who is a non-oligarch at this point, but the sensitives are particularly affected, as are animals.) 

During this Chirotic lunar cycle, we are provided with a level of divine guidance, protection, and insulation from harm as we battle to find (or to free) the solutions to our problems, both personal and collective.

Our bodies are mostly made of water. Water is crucial for life. And the sad state of our industry-polluted water on Earth cannot help but affect us emotionally, psychically, and physically.

There is no escaping (Pisces) from this truth (Sagittarius).

Ex-diver and Fukushima researcher/citizen journalist Dana Durnford first uncovered widespread death and collapse in the Pacific Ocean ecosystem in exploratory voyages along the British Columbia coast in 2014 and 2015.

You can see the Before and After photos at Dana's website (scroll down on the first page) which show rich, healthy marine life before Fukushima...as well as the desolation after Fukushima: The Nuclear Proctologist 

As we (mind-bogglingly) mark the seventh anniversary of this ongoing global disaster, Dana is preparing for a follow-up voyage to determine whether any of the missing species have recovered in the past few years since the first explorations and documentation. 

There is a button to donate to this voyage, if you have extra cash for such things. I'm not soliciting donations by any means, but Dana is one of the people doing the work that should be being done by elected leaders, by establishment science, and by mainstream media, but that is not being done by any of those institutions.

We all have to pick up the slack for the sham leadership of Planet Earth, currently driving us to extinction with anti-human policies. Not an easy task! But we can't let up. The wonderful sea creatures are counting on us, and so is every living thing on Earth, present and future. 

Thanks so much for sticking with it.  

It's always about the love, even while we're battling...

Sunday, February 25, 2018

A Solid Decade of WWA!


Yes, I sang Happy Birthday to my blog. So did this rotating lotus candle. That's just how we roll.
 

Today is the ten-year anniversary of the fateful night I unleashed the first Willow's Web Astrology post onto the worldwide web.

Happiest of Birthdays, ten-year-old WWA blog!

As with most professions, writers generally improve and hone their skills over time, but I would say the overall tone of this blog was there from the very first posts! I started the blog with Pluto on the zero degree of Capricorn, and the themes are definitely still ringing a bell with Pluto now two-thirds of its way through the sign. 

Let's reminisce, shall we?

(Or skip to the bottom if you're not in the mood for astrological reminiscing...)

Published on the WWA blog's birthday, February 25, 2008:

"Pluto fuels a process of intense examination and scrutiny of the aspects of life we would often rather not look at. All the dark creepy crawlies we’d prefer would just stay hidden under the rug - the dark undercurrents of life, ourselves and other people; denied emotional realities; abusive, unequal relationship dynamics; things we repress that then come out in our lives and selves in a multitude of unpleasant ways; power struggles; control issues; hidden motivations; betrayals; emotional suppression and poisoning; oppression; domination and subjugation; lack of personal integrity; behaviours and circumstances that result from disconnection to the core, soul-level reality; etc. All that fun stuff that we all love dealing with!

...Pluto in Capricorn will be a time when the Plutonic process is applied to things such as: business and corporations and the hierarchical structures within them; “bosses;” owners; management; time; money; economics; material goals and progress; patriarchy; use of power of those at the top; the aspects of control and power that money and position afford; public image; what our societies respect, recognize and deem worthy; leadership and the legitimacy of that leadership; concepts of success; climbing the corporate ladder and where that ladder is leading us; etc.

In my view, the masculine and feminine energies on the planet are currently unbalanced and unequal to the point of collapse. And nowhere is this more apparent than in our business structures, with the prevailing ideology of growth and achievement at all cost and a seeming lack of concern about negative effects on the environment, the populace and the basic overall soul of things. To me, we’ve gone as far as we can go with the current system of unfettered growth (to the point of almost destroying our planet), and now we desperately need some balance. We need to inject some soul into our structures. We need to balance outward achievement with inner reflection and guidance. We need to care about how our actions and “progress” affect other people and the planet. We need to make sure that the ways we’re striving to be recognized and respected in the public world feel right to us in our inner world...

Addressing and rebalancing these issues through Pluto in Capricorn will, hopefully, change the lifestyle track that people are running on of go, go, go!, "I'm so busy," tossing down three Starbucks a day to keep going, cocaine sniffing (yes, business people have resorted to that, apparently), body in a constant state of alert/panic, constant growth, constant focus on outward results, goals!, achievements!, recognition!, outpacing the other guy/gal, etc...

This Plutonic transformation will also renew our respect for and understanding of growth cycles - the fact that creation involves outward growth, but also rest, dormancy and connection to the inner for guidance. The fact that the human body is not a machine, and it cannot just produce, produce, produce. Energy levels fluctuate. There is a timing of things...

Pluto will help us to see what power is legitimate in our business structures and what isn’t, who is rightfully a leader and who does not have the personal integrity or character to truly lead humanity into a new era, who is a dinosaur clinging to power using the old methods of coercion, manipulation and control…and who has rightfully earned the position of leader."


I'm glad this blog has survived the past decade, and I'm glad I've survived to continue with it.

Thank-you to the readers, patrons, customers, and friends of WWA from the past 10 years. Thank-you for your comments, your emails, your patronage, your business, your trust, your intelligence, and your humour - and also for just being kick ass humans on Planet Earth! I'm grateful that my work means something to you, and it's amazing to think that some of you have been reading this blog for almost 10 years! Some of you have!  

A lot of things have changed over ten years, but luckily, being an old school Blogspot is not one of them. heh (If people turn their noses up at Blogger blogs, they're really missing the point...)

I'm glad people still read blogs.

I'm glad people still read.

I'm glad you read.

Thank-you for reading.

I'll keep telling you what I see through the astrological-sociopolitical lens.

Party on, Willow's Web Astrology! Party on, Willow's Web Astrology readers!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Mars-Vesta in Sagittarius Square Neptune-Chiron in Pisces: Keeping the Motivating Flame of Truth Alive

 Photos: Willow

Mars is currently transiting Sagittarius until it reaches more solid ground in the sign of its exaltation, Capricorn, on March 17.

As warrior planet Mars moves through philosophical Sagittarius, we're truth-applying missiles, following the motivational drives of our own truth, ethics, and beliefs. We're seeking the quickest and most direct route (Mars) to greater understanding, meaning, and purpose (Sagittarius), but this path is not simple or clear-cut.

As Mars works its way through Sagittarius, it is retracing the steps of Saturn in Sagittarius (December 2014 - December 2017), which means it is activating/inflaming the themes of the Saturn in Sagittarius square to Neptune in Pisces (in effect late 2015 through 2016) and then the Saturn in Sagittarius square to Chiron in Pisces (in effect late 2016 through 2017).

Many found the years 2016 and 2017 to be highly challenging under these aspects, and we're now going through a (relatively quick) re-cap of the associated themes. 

Mars is in some pretty thorny territory with many quagmire areas in which we could get emotionally or psychically bogged down.    

Mars can have an inflammatory effect, and Mars transiting Sagittarius indicates a time period when people following their own truth may come into frictional contact with other people following an entirely different truth.

Frictions may be particularly acute in the days surrounding these exact squares:

February 13 - Vesta in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces at 13 degrees (along with Mercury in Aquarius square stationing Jupiter in Scorpio at 22 degrees)
February 17 - Mars in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces at 13 degrees
February 25 - Mars conjunct Vesta (18 degrees Sagittarius) square Venus (18 degrees Pisces)
February 28 - Mercury in Pisces square Mars in Sagittarius at 19 degrees
March 14 - Mars in Sagittarius square Chiron in Pisces at 28 degrees
March 28 - Vesta in Sagittarius square Chiron in Pisces at 28 degrees

We may be moving through some murky confusion about which way to go now. We're stepping into the backwash of some broad collective problems that seem to have no easy solutions. Under the sensitizing, immersive influence of Neptune/Chiron/Pisces, the pain and problems we face (personally and collectively) can seem particularly daunting and intolerable, and we can experience acute points of frustration, followed by depression or despair, about the way forward from here.


Motivation may be dampened somewhat under these Mars-Neptune and Mars-Chiron squares, and we may have to fight to keep our spirits buoyed and to stay on task. We may have to force ourselves to forge on, to stay on track, despite the energetic remembrance of disappointment and futility, hanging around us like stale fumes. 

We're working through some energetic lulls, some points of inertia, and some points where our footing seems to drop out from under us, and this may have us questioning the effectiveness and meaning of our current path.

These aspects are in full effect around Valentine's Day, a day which creates a big, old void of sucking misery at the best of times for a lot of people (honestly, for couples and singles alike). 

This Valentine's Day, we'll be in the Dark of the Moon (emotionally dark/still/complex/karmic) under a Mars-Vesta in Sagittarius square to Neptune in Pisces. All we can really do is laugh at the projected ideal of human romantic love...versus the reality of the conditions we have to work with on Planet Earth. All the non-normatives can do is laugh at a societal ideal of "middle-class coupled-up with mortgage and kids" as the one and only real success story. Luckily, the aspects indicate the ability to apply a transcendent philosophical view as we shift beyond old disappointments and into a stronger Aquarian-era version of Juno Day.

So we're working through a real psychic hangover from the past couple years here, but we also have to stay on our toes so we don't miss any opportunities to put our personal truth and philosophies into immediate action in ways that are meaningful to us and to the world around us. This is what we want with Mars transiting Sagittarius.

We're looking to walk our talk in new ways, and we're searching for just the right openings to let fly with our blazing arrows of truth.

We've worked hard for these blazing arrows throughout the transit of Saturn in Sagittarius. We've worked hard to perfect our aim, our delivery, and the timing of our release. We've made the wise differentiation between "a clear shot" and a muddled or futile effort. We've painstakingly drilled down through layers of artifice, distraction, diversion, rhetoric, and outright lies to come to this pure, distilled truth, ready to light the world on fire in desperately needed ways.

Keeping the motivating flame of truth alive is a strong requirement now, as Mars travels in the zodiac in conjunction to Vesta in Sagittarius. 

Hearth and home asteroid Vesta in Sagittarius indicates that we've invested a great deal of time, energy, and resources into our battle (Mars) for truth, ethics, and freedom (Sagittarius). We've worked hard to keep our spirits up and our bellies a-fire under the challenging end-of-era conditions. 

The influence of Vesta in Sagittarius indicates that we can warm ourselves by this hearth, by the blazing fire of truth and inspiration and cross-cultural understanding that we've diligently kept a-light through harsh and sometimes disheartening times.

We're warming ourselves by the fire of truth, a fire we've tended and invested ourselves in, and we're stoking the flames with humour, broad-mindedness, and an overall "live and let live" spirit. 

The Mars-Vesta conjunction in Sagittarius (February 25) indicates that we have the knowledge we need to get us where we want to go, despite any dampening-despairing effects under the squares to Neptune and Chiron in Pisces.

We're looking to apply our truth in gentle and healing ways (Chiron), but also with the force and precision necessary to get the job done (Mars). Mars indicates a quality of warrior-relentlessness, after all...

Mars and Vesta join forces in Sagittarius to light and lead the way, and the warmth of their co-mingled flames carries us forward through any uncertainty, anxiety, or confusion. Under this Mars-Vesta conjunction in Sagittarius, we're protected by the truth, by what is right, and by the ancient nature-knowledge we hold firmly to our breasts.

Within this somewhat slippery-foggy astrological context, we move to a 27-degree Aquarius New Moon (Happy Year of the Dog!) on February 15 that is also a partial solar eclipse. 

This airy New Moon in late Aquarius adds a cerebral anchor for the following (highly Piscean) 28-day lunar month. We may be propelled into new positions where our principled, ethics-in-action modus operandi is not only accepted or allowed - it's downright necessary!

The February 15th Aquarius New Moon falls in tight conjunction to both communication planet Mercury and soul mate asteroid Juno in Aquarius. The Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Juno in Aquarius will also be in tight sextile aspect to Uranus - in the process of completing its transit of Aries - making Uranus in Aries the dispositor or key influence over the Aquarius New Moon and following lunar cycle. 

This indicates openings into new, community-based connections - opportunities to share ideas and information with others who hold a similar vision as our own. The next chapter in this future vision is unfolding as we move through the lunar cycle, and our rightful place within it may become more apparent. We're getting some clues about our place within the larger group and the changes or advancements we may be helping to catalyze from that position.   

There may be some unexpected social movement or positioning as the lunar cycle unfolds. 

New group dynamics, new social blueprints, and new community developments are coming into being - slowly, gradually - as we move through the Aquarius New Moon eclipse and the following lunar month. In many respects, this has been a long time coming, and we simultaneously slip out of any rigid or crystallized communities/groups that no longer represent who we are.  

There's a spicy, Juno-based edge to all this, too. There's the ideal of community, and then there is the reality of working with a disparate group of people operating under a disparate collection of ideas, values, and methodologies. Working with "community" is often more frictional and difficult than we might like. (Herding cats comes to mind...or knitting yoghurt, as a commenter here once put it.) Finding an effective and satisfactory place within the collective can be challenging. We may come into clashing contact with people who are working for entirely different visions of human community. Illegitimate, hierarchical power dynamics, as well as a subtle demand for follow-the-leader conformity, can often seep in, even while the people involved are paying lip service to egalitarianism, inclusiveness, and diversity... 

So our Juno in Aquarius soul mates may well be the others who know this mixed bag around the concept of "community" and who desire to outsmart old pitfalls there. 

The Aquarius New Moon falls in frictional square aspect to Jupiter, stationing retrograde at 22/23 degrees Scorpio (March 8), and this adds a further element of volatility as far as teeth-gnashing subtext and suppressed truth/emotion.

A little angsty, to say the least...

Nonetheless, we hold our cerebral Aquarian anchor, our core future vision, for dear life as we move through the Aquarius New Moon doorway and the personal planets rapidly shift into Pisces. (Venus entered Pisces February 10; Mercury on February 17; the Sun on February 18)

As we move through the icy-fresh Aquarian lunar cycle February 15 to March 17 with a Pisces stellium (Venus, Sun, Mercury, Neptune, Chiron), things become less concrete, less rational, less constructed. Our faith (or at least, our sense of surrender) has to carry us forward from here. 

Coming through the Aquarius New Moon eclipse, we hold the vision. We see where we would like to go and in what direction we would like to lead humanity, as a whole. But how it's going to happen, how it takes concrete shape, how we're going to be employed in service of that vision - that's up in the air. 

This makes for a potentially uncertain time, especially when we (temporarily) lose sight of our direction and the dramatic progress we've made up to this point. A common Neptune/Pisces theme.

We also have the transcendent quality of Pisces to work with here, however, allowing us to come to ultimate truth that can be agreed upon even by those of differing perspectives. We can work our way into "universal truths" under these aspects, and this can have a greatly healing effect, particularly in societies that have been frayed and divided by identity politics throughout the transit of Uranus in Aries. 

Mars enters the sign of its exaltation, Capricorn, on March 17, just as we experience a 26-degree Pisces New Moon conjunct Chiron. Mars then forms a conjunction to Saturn (exact at 8 degrees on April 2). This indicates: solid steps, concrete movement, and a strong desire for achievement, status, and recognition, particularly in career and in the public realm. 

Mars is very strong in Capricorn, and this more solid positioning will likely come as a relief after navigating the watery and undefined realms of Mars square Neptune and Mars square Chiron in Pisces.


You can read more about the exciting movement of Mars in 2018 in this article: 

 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

21 Questions for a 21st Century Divinatory Artist

I had the pleasure of meeting Yerevan Yacoubian during the Venus Transit of 2012 when I was in California. (I almost never leave Canada, so it was a very out-of-the-ordinary Venus Transit-y trip!) The Venus Transit was a Venus retrograde through Gemini in May/June 2012 when Venus was very tightly aligned with the Sun and Earth, making it visible as it traveled across the face of the Sun. 

Astrological details aside, it was a powerful time for social connections and networking, and I'm glad my colleague-friendship with Yerevan has continued. 

Yerevan and I did a readings exchange in 2016, and I received a terrific reading from her. It was wonderfully insightful and thorough. She skillfully drew together many pertinent points, and the reading helped me considerably with perspective. 

I listened to the reading again at the beginning of this year, and it was even better this time around. Good readings generally improve with age, and the reading she did for me is certainly doing that!

Yerevan's style is very interesting because she uses multiple tools to create her insightful and detailed readings. She's a multi-disciplinary reader, skilled with astrology, tarot, Kaballah, numerology, playing cards, and others. The combination of multiple modalities makes for an interesting and refreshing reading. 

You can find Yerevan's website here: Readings By Yerevan

She has also agreed to do my little 21 Questions questionnaire! What a good sport. 


21 Questions for a 21st Century Divinatory Artist 

1. How  and when did the divinatory arts first come into your life? 

I was 14 when I received a palm reading from my great-aunt Florence who lived in Hollywood and did readings for a lot of famous people. She was also an astrologer who wrote a regular column in the National Enquirer *snicker*. I had only met her once before as a young child. This time she saw my interest in the occult and greatly encouraged me to continue my studies and research. Despite her suggestion that I stick to only using playing cards for card divination, at age 15 I bought my first Tarot deck.



2. How did you first start doing readings for people?

I did a few little Tarot readings for school mates during high school years and then stopped. I picked up the cards again around age 20, and began an in depth study of astrology which I had actually been quite skeptical about previously. I had a lot of time on my hands, being bed-ridden due to autoimmune illness. Doing distance readings (over the phone or internet) in my early twenties eventually led to me getting a position as a reader at a metaphysical gift shop.

3. How would you describe your particular style as a professional reader? 

Some of what I do can be likened to life coaching and counseling. A lot of what comes through in my readings is "beyond me".  When people ask "How did you know all that?" I laugh and say, "hell if I know!" I also tend to become somewhat of a comedian during readings with those who are particularly comfortable in my presence. Things get pretty animated at times because I know how tough life can be and how important laughter can be.

4. How do you think your background and the physical location in which you live colour your practice or your outlook as a professional reader?

Doing readings was never something my church-going parents encouraged me to do as a child. I never dreamt this is how I'd wind up...but I did have a scary premonition about my life at age 5. A couple of relatives and religious people had their eyes on me in a worried way in those days. They tried to warn my parents of the dangers of what I might become. They knew that my great-grandmothers on my father's side were into astrology and the occult and that such proclivities often skip a generation. Well, they were right.

Both of my parents accept and support what I do and who I am now. They got divorced when I was 7 and by the time I was a teenager, the church was becoming less of an influence in their own lives.

As for physical location, the Bay Area is a huge melting pot which has its pros and cons. It has allowed me to easily be and express who I am and what I do as a professional reader. I've gained the respect of many interesting, supportive and wonderful people, for which I am thankful. I've also been criticized, curtailed and marginalized in general ever since kindergarten. That has definitely played a part in shaping my character and stimulating my abilities.  

5. Were family members into similar practices?

My great-grandmother (great-aunt Florence's mother) who was an astrologer passed on before I was born. I've heard lots of stories about her - she was a force to be reckoned with.  As a teenager she escaped the Armenian genocide. The horrors she witnessed haunted her for the rest of her life but she was a lively character nonetheless. She practiced alternative healing before it was popular. Seems like I have a lot of her traits. Also, my great-grandmother on my mother's side did all her gardening by the moon's phases.

6. What is your favourite tarot deck? 

I go through phases of preferring certain decks over others, so it's hard to choose an absolute favourite. For the sake of simplicity I like the Rider Waite deck or slight variations thereof. So many decks are really cool to look at and fun to use but the imagery has nothing to do with the original symbolism of the cards. 

7. What is it about this deck that you like?

The Waite deck is pretty clear and to the point. It's probably the best one to use when first learning what the cards mean.

8. If you had to choose one tarot card that best represents your life, what would it be and why?

I'd have to say the Priestess.  The reason would be that my life has been devoted to occult and spiritual pursuits, often at the expense of my ego which has often isolated me to some bed, place or situation away from the crowd. In some ways I have been overly "yin" (feminine) most of my life, acutely aware of and receptive to the nuances and vibrations of things. I've been changing that overly yin thing by pumping iron at the gym several times a week.

The Priestess sits between the forces of Light and Darkness represented by the two pillars of Solomon's temple. I've often found myself slammed into situations that forced me to mediate between diametrically opposed energies . She holds a book on her lap which represents esoteric knowledge. Books have often been my best of friends.

9. What is one thing you wish more people understood about the divinatory arts or people who practice them professionally?

It's not just about "fortune telling". Divination doesn't depend upon a belief system - it's a matter of interpretation.  Many readers  have the capacity to help people work through some very serious shit and that deserves a lot more respect and credibility than readers are generally given or shown.

10. What advice would you give people who are just starting out in this field?

Have respect for the tools and the knowledge. Playing with the divinatory arts haphazardly can be like playing with fire. The more sincerity one brings to these arts the more that will be gained in the long run. Don't get obsessed by asking the same questions over and over again - that is probably the #1 self-defeating action many of us have taken in the beginning , as Tarot readers in particular: "Uh, I don't like the looks of that.  So let me pick another card..." and so on. Don't jump to conclusions, good or bad, but sit with an image awhile. The answers will become more and more clear over time as you recognize patterns and learn how to interpret them, and more importantly, how to deal with them.

11. What is your favourite meal?

I love a hearty, steaming bowl of soup with lots of medicinal herbs and flavorful spices in it. 

12. What are three of your favourite books?

Behaving As If The God In All Life Mattered by Machaelle Small Wright, The Rainbow Book by Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly P. Hall

13. What are three of your favourite films?
 
Fearless, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Lord of the Rings

14. What are three of your favourite TV shows?

I Love Lucy was my favourite sit-com as a kid and still makes me laugh. For awhile I was really into Ancient Aliens. I fell in "love" with Number Six of The Prisoner - an epic series from the late 60s that I learned about by listening to Michael Tsarion, Adam Burkhart, and David Whitehead (Unslaved podcast). 

15. Who are three of your favourite musical artists?

Hard to answer because I love so much music and the list of favourite artists keeps growing! For now I'll say Loreena McKennit, Gary Numan, and Tool (the band). My ipod on shuffle would probably be confounding for most people...mellow grooves followed randomly by math metal or opera.

 16. What do you like to do in your spare time?

Hike in the woods or beach, play guitar, read books, listen to educational podcasts, chant, bellydance, kick-boxing, putter around in the kitchen,  gardening, arts & crafts, meditate.

17. What is one thing that you find nearly intolerable about life on Planet Earth?

There's so much that is intolerable about life on this planet, but the limitations and lack imposed upon humanity and all sentient beings by the monetary system is something that I have long found nearly intolerable.

By hidden design, we are paying for our own poison and demise. Things are set up so that we spend a lot of our hard earned money on things we don't even need or want, worse yet things that are harmful to us, then get taxed for it. The food's poisoned, the air's poisoned, the clothing is poisoned, with plastic and robots now replacing craftsmanship and people - and we are paying for all of it. Animals are imprisoned and tortured and so many of us unwittingly pay for that too. We're given medicine that will make us even sicker than before it was taken.  And we pay for it. Burial space for dead bodies is paid for royally. Unbeknownst to them, millions of people are funding their own miserable premature deaths. 

Money itself may not be the problem but how it's being used is. That being said, I won't turn money down. As long as it's necessary I will work for it, with it and let it work for me. It's part of the game here.

18. Where is your favourite place on Earth that you’ve been to so far?

Ireland! Going there in 2017 was a long-held wish come true. I intend to return someday. 

19. Where is one place you hope to travel to in the future?

Armenia to explore my heritage and some of the ancient sites in that land.

20. If you could have dinner with three other people in the divinatory arts, living or dead, whom would they be? 

My great-grandmother Anahid, Edgar Cayce (though he was more of spiritual reader), Olney Richmond.
 
21. What is one thing people may be surprised to learn about you?

It seems like the older I get, the more I shock people because they tend to see me as physically small and soft-spoken. Then I open my mouth or start typing out my contrary thoughts on social media (generally on my own pages). How dare I! I'm not the delicate flower I used to be which irks a few folks. At this point, some may be surprised to know that I actually care deeply about sentient beings. I have a lot of love to share with the world, but it doesn't come across that way to people who prefer political correctness over honesty.

Thank-you for your time!

Thank You, Willow, for inviting me here! You rock!