State of the Planet Update:
Completion and a New Beginning – Full Moon in Aquarius, Sunday, August 22nd 2021
By Isaac George
August 19th, 2021
Well, I’m back…sort of. Technically still on sabbatical until Monday, August 23rd, but there are too many things popping that need some attention. The main one is the upcoming second Full Moon in Aquarius in less than a month. It bookends with the one that occurred on July 23rd at the 1st degree of Aquarius. This Sunday, the 22nd of August, the second one will be at the 29th degrees of Leo and Aquarius. The famous (or infamous) Anaretic degrees are compelling moments in any astrology timeline.Here’s an excerpt from The Dilemma of the 29th DEGREE: Thor’s Hammer or a Cornucopia? by Eileen Nauman, DH(UK):
“Astrologers know that from 0 through 28 degrees, we, as individuals, have ample opportunity to work on our stuff, work through it and change it. “Work” is defined here as our emotional and toxic wounds that we’ve accrued usually through childhood or in our twenties. And they have to be healed. In other words, we have choice. And since we are down here to grow, the 29th degree is around to ensure that we do what is needed for ourselves–even if we don’t want to do it for a host of reasons (fear, lack of confidence, lack of faith in ourselves, etc.). The 29th degree is there to ensure we WILL do it. Or, if we’ve been running away from a lot of emotional garbage that we’ve refused to own–well guess what? It’s all going to come back to haunt you in that 29th degree.
The 29th degree from a medical astrology standpoint is a loaded keg of emotional toxic ‘dynamite’ that has been ignored for some time, even decades, and it’s sitting there ready to explode. When we have suppressed or repressed emotions, this will translate over time into actual physical, mental or emotional dis-ease.”
That’s Eileen just getting warmed upon the subject of the Anaretic degrees…
“Of course, people have free will choice and if they elect not to try and heal their own wound, they ignore it. [For example] they can ignore Saturn transits from 0 to 28 degrees of that sign. However, when it hits the 29th degree, that person is going to have the Cosmic Hammer come down on him or her. The 29th degree is a last-ditch attempt to draw the person or experience to this individual so they can get to work on discharging the toxicity they’re carrying inside themselves. And so, calamity hits this person with a sledgehammer. It can be a loss of a job, the spouse wanting a divorce, having to move to another state or country, the death of a spouse or child or parent. And the list goes on…but the list of things that can happen are life changing for that individual. And that’s the power of the 29th degree coming in and confronting the individual who doesn’t want to do the work for whatever the reason. No reason, frankly, is worth avoiding our own wounding. If we drew that wound in this incarnation, it’s up to us to work through it. In working through it, we learn, grow and mature and yes, perhaps even evolve, because of our efforts.”
Now I know that you who are reading this may not have any particularly sensitive points in your own soul blueprint (birth chart) for this incarnation, but that doesn’t mean one is totally out of the woods. You and I share in the collective awareness of the soul of humanity and of the planet, so we are not immune to the knock-on effects that that can have in our personal spheres. That said, this Full Moon is akin to an initiation…for the whole human race.
The little-known dwarf planet Sedna is currently also at the 29th Degree of Taurus and is being squared by the Sun and Moon at 29 Leo and Aquarius this Saturday. Some say that Sedna represents the soul’s destiny and has a hand in illumination and new consciousness. Sedna’s orbital path takes over 11,000 years to complete one revolution around our Sun, and she is way out there beyond the orbit of Pluto, so that last time Sedna was parked at the last degree of Taurus was at the end of the last Ice Age. Sedna was a goddess of the sea and intuitive feelings that belongs to the Inuit Indians of the Arctic regions.
She entered Taurus in 1965, just as the USA civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and the rise of the hippie era all commenced. A big shifting in human consciousness to be sure! It’s also worth mentioning that Uranus and Pluto had just entered the element of Earth just about the same time when they both conjoined in Virgo. Sedna enters Gemini in 2024, around the same time that Pluto enters Aquarius. Sedna in Taurus could be one of the factors in the rise of the digital age since 2003, but when she gets into Gemini, it might signal a new rising of human consciousness, but one not tied to artificial intelligence or binary sciences.
At the unconscious level Sedna can represent victimization, illness, alienation, trauma, and suffering. At the conscious level she can foster profound acceptance, including of how bad things currently are, transcendence, keeping one’s heart open no matter what, and having a sense of humour.
With the Sun and Moon underpinning the archetypes of Leo and Aquarius, and squaring Sedna, I feel that we are being offered an initiation. One that can work best if we consciously choose to fully individuate into our sovereign truthful selves, while realizing and cultivating our innate spiritual connection to the elements, especially water (feelings) and earth (the body). This will be the choice point offered: evolved humanity not dependent or enslaved to digital technology, and a groundswell of consciousness opening not only to the higher cosmic influences, but also the divine influence right under our feet…and our noses!
Finally, in summary, allow me to offer the last part of Eileen Nauman’s brilliant essay on the 29th Degree:
THE CORNUCOPIA SIDE TO THE 29TH DEGREE:
“There is a positive side to the 29th degree as I wrote earlier. Think of it as a cornucopia of goodies just waiting to be given to you. If you have done all your homework on yourself and done your best to discharge your toxic dump of emotions, then the 29th degree will leave you alone. Instead, something “nice” will happen to you instead. It might be a time of joy spent with your grandchildren, your friends, or relatives. Or you attend a workshop that inspires you. Perhaps you sign up for creative schooling, such as painting, learning to write or learn to dance. It can be a simple as a wonderful lunch with a friend or a warm phone call from someone you love. Or it could be big, like a raise, a new job, a book being sold, being rewarded monetarily or in many other ways. It will be a ‘lull’ in having to always do your inner work. It’s Cosmic Gift Time, instead. A pat on the head by the Cosmos that you’ve done the dirty work and succeeded. Then, the 29th degree becomes a time of well-earned happiness in your life. And, as always, the choice of how we want to deal with the 29th degree is ours!”
The biggest issue of the day boils down to the fact that what is transpiring on the planet these last 2 years is only made possible by our immersion into the dreamspell of the digital domain. There is a simile to hypnosis and collective groupthink underway, exacerbated by the Saturn in Aquarius transit that promotes the group over individuation. True spirituality is about individuation of divine consciousness in the human experience. The mystic Edgar Cayce was asked during one of his trance sessions to describe Christ Consciousness. His reply was “to know thyself to be thyself, yet one with All That Is.”
Our task, as I see it defined in reflection of Sunday’s Full Moon in Aquarius, is to define who you are not by what the crowd says you should be, but who you really are and how true to that you will be. We are all being tested and testing ourselves. Let us rise to the occasion and say choose non-compliance with anything that offends our soul and spirit, and say yes to that which is sourced in love, truth, wisdom, empathy, the spirit of cooperation, and harmony with All That Is.
So be it!!
On the next episode on my “Revealing the Mysteries” radio program I have Renee S. LeBeau, back again for Part Two of “Acoustic Alchemy. We will be talking with her about her newest album release, “Sophianic Symphony”, which is being debuted on the program and coincides with the Full Moon in Aquarius. Potent times indeed! Hope you can join us.
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Blessings on your journey and with lots of love,
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Synopsis: In this episode we welcome Renee S. LeBeau back to the show. She’s here to share with us about her new creative release, which happens on this very day, of a new and quite remarkable album, entitled “Sophianic Symphony”. The word “Sophianic” is derived from the name of the Gnostic Goddess of Wisdom, Sophia. According to the ancient mystics, Sophia IS the planet Earth…or the planet as a direct emanation of Her divine beingness. The mystic traditions also ascribe the creation of all Nature and humanity to this luminous Aeon of organic Light. The album is therefore also a direct emanation through Renee’s field of being and awareness from Sophia. The instruments she is playing are being played through her while also maintaining a human element. A vast spaciousness surrounding her playing is beautifully captured in the tones of various acoustic instruments and vocalizatons by Renee. The recording also captures the ambient space which contains frequencies above and beyond the range of normal hearing. Join us…and feel the homecoming via sound.
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State of the Planet Update
July 23rd, 2021
Note: I apologize about last week's Update not going out as I was interrupted by an unwelcome computer failure. And sorry for not being able to let you know about last Sunday's radio show in advance. You can access it here.
“Revelations” – Blue Moon in Aquarius, Saturn Reactivated
"If you love large, you've got to hurt large. If you've got a lot of light, you've probably got an equal amount of darkness" - Sarah McLachlan, composer, singer
"We’re in a tight spot!!" - from the film “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?”
The Full Moon tomorrow is a Blue Moon (second full moon in the same calendar month) and is also a bookend to the next Full Moon in Aquarius on August 22nd, 2021. This one begins at 01 degrees of Aquarius, and on the 22nd of August it lands on the 29th degree of Aquarius, the powerful “Anaretic” degree. Anaretic refers to a context in which our egoic free will is suspended, and a divine directive holds sway. This energy is demanding that we pay attention, do the necessary work, before we can move into the next phase of soul development. Our personal self would very much like to avoid, defer or postpone the effects of when a planet or luminary comes to the 29th or 00 degrees of any sign, but it simply cannot be resisted. One researcher into the Anaretic phenomenon calls it “the Hammer of the Gods”. Enough said.
“Well, what about free will?”, you might ask. Free will, or at least the power of choice, takes on different meanings depending on which level of being you are viewing it from. As a fractal of the Originator (Source, Goddess, etc.) we all have free will…up to a point. I like to think that my soul is constantly choosing whatever experiences it requires to know self and yet be one with All That Is, but my ego may interpret this as also having the ability to reject or even resist the Soul, and by extension, All That Is. Good luck with that. Yes, you could resist or rebel…at least for a while. Eventually you would realize that your personality was created by your Soul for a specific reason, and it does not run the show. This is what I feel is the revelation of personal surrender of the self to the Self. It is humbling, and it is necessary if we are to recognize and correct errors we have made along the way.
The revelations that will confront us from tomorrow’s Full Moon to the one on August 22nd will be focused on the delineation of reality versus illusion, truth versus falsehood, sovereignty versus servitude, and cooperation versus self-interest. The Saturn in Aquarian Era, soon to be fortified by the greater Pluto in Aquarian Era, will be testing us to choose wisely, and then act from that wisdom fearlessly and without hesitation. There will also be many revelations about what’s been hiding behind the curtains that will come fast and thick between the Full Moons and for months thereafter.
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That’s all for now, and I will have one more update to come at the end of next week, as I will be taking a long-awaited two-week break from everything starting on August 2nd, and extending to August 23rd. There are two more live episodes for my radio show “Revealing the Mysteries” before my holiday, this Sunday the July 25th, and the following Sunday on August 1st. Hope you can drop by and listen in. The following two shows on August 8th and the 15th may both be encore presentations. Not sure which one, or both. Let you know next week.
In the meantime, keep breathing, and keep your heart open.
Blessings on your journey and with lots of love,
As always, I am at your service as a mentor, and astrotherapist to assist you in understanding your position in the Big Story of Life and letting go of the little story. Click here for an opportunity to discuss what sort of guidance, healing and support you long for.
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