Groundhog Day Redux
STATE OF THE PLANET UPDATE
“Groundhog Day Redux”
February 25th, 2022
"History Doesn't Repeat Itself, but It Often Rhymes" - Mark Twain (attributed)
“What is Past, Is Prologue - Marcel Proust”
I hope this finds you in a peaceful and serene place within yourself and your life, even in the face of what has happened since yesterday morning, and what might still unfold from now until the middle of March. We are living in perilous times, and it’s still vitally important not to get too knocked around by global events. Given the events of the past few years, that may sound like a tall order.
Like Mr. Clemens said, history doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes. We astrologers see that all the time, so it does make sense most of the time. However, this may be just one shoe dropping for now. We have a New Moon in Pisces next Wednesday, followed by the almost precisely conjunct line-up of Mars, Venus, Pluto, and Vesta at 27 degrees of Capricorn on March 3rd. Jupiter in Pisces will be joined by the Sun on the 5th of March, while Venus and Mars will continue to travel forward in lockstep until they reach the Anaretic degrees (29) of Capricorn on the same day. Then on March 6th Mars and Venus arrive at Zero Degrees of Aquarius, which also reactivates that same degree in Aquarius the Saturn-Jupiter conjunction that transpired on December 21st, 2020. In a few short months, the whole drama around the vaxxed versus the unvaxxed began to unfold, so it will be very interesting to see how we act or react to the energies of the next 9-10 days.
Some astrologers also include the Centaurs (asteroids and minor planets) in the prognostications, and a few others include fixed stars. While I find those aspects both interesting and formidable, they don’t make of a dent in most people’s awareness about astrology. That doesn’t mean they’re not important though. It’s just easier to say that there are multiples of aspects with their own energy signatures flying around all over the place.
Even so, I personally cannot allow even astrology to get in the way of my awareness that real people get hurt or worse in wars. There’s been a huge amount of loss since way back in January 2020, when the Saturn-Pluto conjunction at 22 Capricorn christened the new decade with a gift no one in their right mind would want. Here’s where Mr. Twain’s quote fits in.
When I created the chart yesterday for the moment that Russian tanks crossed the Crimean frontier and entered Ukraine, it was immediately obvious that Venus and Mars were smack on the same degree in the same sign as Pluto and Saturn were just a bit over two years ago, on January 12th, 2020. There are no coincidences, only the appearance of coincidence. As I mentioned in my previous newsletter (Return to Sender – Feb 11th 2022), about how those in power utilize the metaphysical sciences to further their own aims? Well, this invasion may be another example of that in action. Or Putin acted from an subconscious urge? Either way, the die is cast, and we will see what unfolds as the days roll by.
I’ve included the relevant charts to the current and future timeframes, which I’ve already covered above in brief. I truly hope you can stay in your center, support your friends and family, and be supported in return. Maintaining quality connections with other people will be as important as tuning within oneself for guidance, understanding and peace.
When the going gets tough, I find myself in a place of deliberation about whether it is better to just breathe through adversity and wait for solutions, or instead to act and do something that may or may not contribute to actual change that has tangibility. Most spiritual traditions, especially Eastern ones, advocate a sort of spiritual version of “laisse’ faire,” or non-interference.
Of course, the mind would like to vacillate between these two polarities, it functions on a dualistic principle. Left-brain versus right brain, et al. However, what we may need to consider are the consequences of inaction, especially when we could be the difference, and even if it only positively affects one person. The concepts I am laying out here for your consideration may become ever more important in the months to come, so perhaps this is a good conversation to have with your spirit and heart.
Began to watch a film last night about a story from Japan, involving mercury poisoning of the water around a fishing village. If you’re interested, it is called “Minamata”. The crux of the film’s ethos revolves around getting involved in fomenting a positive change and ending a destructive process. Sometimes, our soul’s conscience simply won’t allow the suffering of others to go unnoticed, and we are compelled to act on behalf of those who cannot help themselves.
This is the nitty-gritty stuff of Life itself. The mother bear protecting her cubs from a predator, a man rescuing a woman from being mugged or raped, or one man standing up against a mega-corporation whose actions are causing illness or death. What about standing up against tyranny in any form? Is this a useless act from a spiritual perspective? Yesterday Bill Gates praised Australia’s lockdown methods as the way forward to deal with the next pandemic. I hardly think you will find most Australians agreeing with Uncle Bill. They endured the most dystopian of times on the flimsiest evidence. Do a little digging if you want to be aware of what’s happening down there…or don’t.
At the end of the day each one of us answers to our own conscience about our mistakes, whether of omission or commission. I have no opinion about that, and ideally self-examination is a very personal affair. In the words of Albert Einstein, “In the end, the world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” This from the man who also declared “I want to know the Mind of God, everything else are just details.”
Regarding all these upcoming whacky alignments, if you are hankering for something more in depth, please consider tuning in to my upcoming radio broadcast this Sunday. Details can be found just below, before the relevant charts.
I am taking a bit of time off next week, and there won’t be a State of the Planet update. Catch you the following week. May all be well with you between now and the Ides of March.
Blessings on your journey,
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On the next episode of "Revealing the Mysteries" which
airs this coming Sunday, February 27th, 2022
Show Synopsis: What do you want more than anything? Freedom, health, happiness, peace? Do those desires seem to be ever more elusive than ever these days? There are very good reasons for this, and even though it is reflected in the astrology of our times, it goes much deeper. There is a 4-way traffic jam coming March 2nd involving a New Moon in Pisces, the conjunctions of Pluto, Venus, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Neptune and our Sun. It will last, ironically, until the Ides of March. Et tu Brute’! So, the focus in this episode will be about our immediate environment on this planet, and how our consciousness is being manipulated and controlled in a strategic and invisible way that deepens the fog in our awareness or can even make us think we’re “woke” …when that too might be an illusion. We are living in an invisible web, and we should not try to fight it or fix it. We can only reverse it by deliberately returning to Nature and our sensory embodiment. Ironic indeed…to seem to go backward will propel us forward.
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Relevant Astrology Charts with Annotations - February 24th to March 4th 2022
Clockwise from top left to bottom right:
March 2nd New Moon
March 3rd Four Horsemen
March 4th Four Horsemen in the Fog
Comparison of the Russian Invasion Chart to Saturn-Pluto Conjunction in January 2020
STATE OF THE PLANET UPDATE:
December 31st, 2021
Whew...what a year this was. I want to launch into "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John. Not everyone made it this far however, many are not here that began 2021. Now everyone is wondering, what about 2022? That is a good question. As an astrologer, and as a researcher and analyst that delves into the arcane, I can certainly say two things about 2022.
1) Don't get your hopes up.
2) Don't give up hope.
Hope might be a contentious word with some folks. It can imply a longing for something that will be better, when the future arrives, versus being present with what is so at this moment. However, this is not the hope to which I am alluding. Hope is also akin to faith, the type of strong faith that takes on the character of "knowing" versus believing. Hope can be a knowing, a recognition that whatever is happening in the present, no matter what it is or how unpleasant it might be, the simple fact is that no condition is truly hopeless, nor is it doomed to last indefinitely. So, hope in this context can be an empowerment, a type of positive affirming that even in the direst of circumstances one is not a victim of those circumstances. Adopting the perspective of "the witness" can sometimes help when the world seems darkest, or our stress levels are at maximum, and we think we cannot go on. We can break free of that if we are mindful enough to not be totally absorbed into the experience we are having.
The adage of "hope springs eternal" is an appropriate feeling to cultivate in the times we have been traveling through this past year, and the previous one. We are eternal, so our capacity for hopefulness and solutions is always there. So is our capacity for self-deception and Pollyannish perspectives. By being an advocate of hope I am not implying that we ignore the myriad clues to how we have all contributed to our own enslavement to many things in this world. What we allow does tend to continue, and blaming politicians, or anyone else for our current experience is not a creative or constructive response. Adopting a hopeful perspective will help us weather any shock or revelation that may arise in 2022. It can galvanize us to take our power back, and no longer cooperate in our dependency on external authorities. If we are to evolve as souls, we must come to realize that it is not seditious or idiotic to take full responsibility for our own our lives, our health, our creativity, or our freedom to choose. No external authority granted you "rights"...you were born with them.
This month and year have ended with some powerful and significant astrology. On December 24th we had the last of the Saturn-Uranus squares. This sets the stage for what is to come in 2022. The Venus Retrograde journey in Capricorn and her three fated meetings in the Underworld with Pluto will also be a player. The most significant transit in the first 90 days of 2022 will be the triple conjunction of Pluto, Venus and Mars all smack-dab on the 27th degree of Capricorn, the same degree as the natal Pluto in the USA’s birth chart. Hang on to your hat’s kids…this will be a total game-changer. Especially if we are willing to set aside our cherished assumptions, beliefs and indoctrinations or what we believe is true, or have been told is true. It is a dying of sorts (Pluto), a death of illusions. We have loads of time to prepare for this, as it does not occur until March 3rd, 2022.
The main feature of remaining hopeful and positive going forward is resilience. Resilience is that “don’t give up, never surrender” exhortation that Tim Allen’s character in the movie “Galaxy Quest” said so often. It is a powerful human quality that is deeply connected with the divine will to simply LIVE. Living is a courageous act. We may not see it as such day-to-day, but it really is. Single parents raising children and working full time are courageous. People battling health issues are courageous. Folks starving and fleeing war zones are courageous. Simply being here and having this human journey is an act of tremendous courage. It takes resilience to carry on, to put one foot in front of the other, even when you don’t feel like it. Resilience just might be rooted in that hope I spoke of earlier, that knowing that this or that challenge will pass and that somehow, things will improve.
Resilience is also the progeny of sitting still, of waiting for the perfect moment to act, without waiting at all. Sounds pretty Zen, but that kind of patience is something most people lack. Stilling oneself and allowing things to just come to you when the time is right is also a form of resiliency. It is waiting without pushing. Expectation without avarice. Hope without yearning. A rare spiritual quality indeed, and one I will be aspiring to in the coming year. In fact, according to the many things I have investigated about my ideal mode of manifesting, the best and only way for me to operate. Only one way to find out…remain hopeful and be resilient.
So here at the end of 2021, I will wish all of you an incredibly positive, hopeful, peaceful and joyful 2022. May all your dreams be true, may you enjoy good times, good health, prosperity and the company of friends. If you are looking for your tribe, just wait and they will find you. One thing is definite. You will not be the same person at the end of 2022 as started the year. That is something you should celebrate!
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Slowing the Beat
November 26th, 2021
by Isaac George
Greetings of Peace,
Hope this finds all of you feeling well and peaceful. In this message I have some personal thoughts to share, as well as perspectives that reflect the current energies. We have big doings a little over a week’s time from Black Friday. There will be a total Solar Eclipse (New Moon) at 12 degrees of Sagittarius at 07:41am GMT on December 4th, 2021. It will be conjunct the Great Attractor at 14 Degrees of Sagittarius. This event marks the end of the eclipse seasons for 2021 but is by no means the end of significant Astroevent for the rest of this year. December is brimming with change energy. I will have a super ginormous article about the Eclipse energies and what follows in next Thursday’s edition, so watch for it.
We have been experiencing very powerful energy shifts for the past while, and even though the outside world seems even crazier and chaotic than last week, it is especially important to remember that there's much beauty in this world to feel thankful for. There’s also much to fight for. For those of you in North America who celebrated Thanksgiving Day yesterday, I hope it was a warm and wonderful experience.
I have decided to take at least a two-month holiday from hosting my radio show, “Revealing the Mysteries” on Kindasound.org. I need to pull back and quit being so busy and spend more time in quietude and contemplation. My last show for this Sunday, November 28th was recorded today. For detailed information please see the poster, synopsis and links below.
The other reason for my decision is that I have some music projects that I have been meaning to get to and need space in which to unplug and let the Muse speak. This also means fewer newsletters and done more spontaneously. May even do just podcasts and drop in an audio player in the newsletter, as well as publish them on my site and on other podcasting platforms like Apple. Bottom line I think it is healthy for all of us, when possible, to go into retreat or sabbatical mode, to have respite from the news, the obligations, etc. Even if you can only do it for one day out of half a month, it can be immensely restorative. There is a mystic wisdom in doing less, or nothing at all. I am slowing down the beat, and the tempo is being set by my spirit.
I will continue working and offering mentoring and astrological coaching services. I have some special holiday pricing available for all services as well, and they will be in effect until January 6th, 2022. For more information, please click here.
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Note: I will be going on annual holiday from December 20th and will return on January 3rd, 2022. I will not be available for readings or consultations during this period, but I am happy to arrange bookings with you for January and beyond.
Wishing you a vibrant, magical and joyous holiday season and break, and may Life be kind and generous to all of you. Thank you for sticking with me through these times…you are all such amazing and lovely beings.
Blessings and love,
On the next (and last...for awhile) episode of
"Revealing the Mysteries" with Isaac:
Show Synopsis: I am now officially no longer welcome in my homeland of America. As of November 8th I cannot enter my country of birth unless I have both jabs. Guess the old saying is right. you can never go home. By the looks of what's happening in Austria, Germany and Holland, we're in for a rough winter. The Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918-19 didn't impose mandatory jabs on anyone, or close borders. Obviously, this is no longer about a health emergency. in fact, it never really was one. You'll have to listen to the show now, so you can hear why. I'll be focusing on the upcoming total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius on December 4th, and what lies beyond that up until February 2022. Also, this will be my last broadcast on KindaSound for the foreseeable future. I have personal reasons for this, but basically, I need to scale back the doingness in favour of beingness. Will announce my plans in full via my newsletters and podcasts in the New Year. In the meantime, may you walk in strength, courage, and compassion.
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