May 23, 2017 (Julian 143) Venus as Innana at the Second Gate
While I would like to characterize myself as an unblemished perfect oracle, that just ain’t so. I make mistakes, and I do not claim otherwise. That said, I think that I had another near miss with my forecast for yesterday, May 22, 2017 (Julian 142) The Quiet Before the Storm. In that forecast, I offered that I thought Monday would be “quiet” and that Tuesday would be dangerous; indeed, the rest of the week looked (looks) dangerous.
But, I got it wrong. An explosion at a concert in the UK proved me wrong in a spectacle of falsifiability in action that I think that Karl Popper might have liked. Monday was not safe at all. If the rest of the week is quiet, I will be even “more wrong.” (But, I would rather be wrong than see more loss of life.)
In passing, while reblogging, I came across this article: Venus as Innana at the Second Gate. It is a bit abstract though maybe not too much so. In summary, when Venus precedes the Sun as a “Morning Star,” it was called “Lucifer” (light bringer, or bringer of the dawn) by the Romans. (Sound familiar? A bit like “Lucifer Morningstar“? See, also: Temptation is the Philospher’s Stone)
Here is what I find interesting: during the current cycle, beginning when Venus stationed direct earlier this spring (something that happens about every eighteen months as part of a larger cycle), when Venus “reached” the “first gate” (Moon conjunct Venus caused the “light bringer” to be temporarily eclipsed and, therefore, invisible), the first part of the French election occurred that heralds major changes in France and maybe in Europe. That “gate” occurred with Moon / Venus in Pisces.
The second gate occurred on Monday (yesterday) in Aries (a sign associated with many things but particularly war). Aries is ruled by Mars (very active with the Outers this week, and the Outers herald generational level change as opposed to individual changes), and Uranus (explosions and revolutions and major changes typically unforeseeable by most, even including astrologers) is in Aries. One more time: Uranus is in Aries (and has been for a few years and will continue for a bit longer).
I think this Second Gate (I am now using it as a proper noun rather than simply an enumeration) signaled an event like the explosion. S
ix more gates remain (if I am calculating correctly, but I am doing this in my head without the benefit of software), and that puts us into November (i.e. Scorpio) when the sequence shifts to something different (Venus conjunct Sun). (If I have done the math wrong, somebody let me know, and I will adjust.) This particular pattern of “gates” will end with a Sun / Venus conjunction in early January of 2018: “On January 9, 2018, Venus has a superior conjunction with the Sun at 18 Capricorn 57.” (Someone remind me not to write these forecasts when I am this sleepy / “out of sorts.”)
Going a bit further out on the limb (and sawing behind me?): Maybe, just maybe, this series of gates associated with the final Uranus / Pluto square a few years ago might be called “The Tortured Path to Redemption.” (OK, I stole that idea. Click on the link and you will see where it came from. But I think that maybe it applies to us all collectively at this moment as we ask each other, and ourselves, “who are you?” And we know that how we answer that question is an integrity test.)
I think that this series of gates is a useful tool to tie together short term events (i.e. Moon / Sun / Mercury / Venus) to Mars (the “gateway” in my opinion) to the “Outers” (asteroid belt and everything past that). (Even though Mars is technically an outer, sometimes it acts a bit more like an Inner, or personal, planet due to the relatively short two year cycle. Mars is a bit of both, a hybrid or gateway.)
I also think that this Venus sequence (an eighteen month cycle that, over a period of years, carves a pentagram in the sky and probably the true source of all metaphysical pentagrams) ALSO ties the Inners (personal) to the Outers (Generational). Said differently, it is the key (along with Mars) to understanding our “place” in the larger universe (or at least the Solar System).
I am left wondering what this particular sequence will bring us, especially given the “punctuation mark” of the Solar Eclipse on August 21st. My guess is that, among other things, we will see a stock market (or bonds) upset in October or November of this year. (Again, I hope I am wrong.) But that is only a piece of a much larger puzzle.
People do not understand this, yet, but Donald Trump will prove to be a very important teacher. I am not saying that everything he does will be “right.” But even what he does “wrong” will bring VERY important lessons to anyone who is paying very close attention (and shutting out all the BS rhetoric floating around both sides of the political chasm). Trump is a critically important channel to the future.
For those looking for today’s forecast, here is what I have to say: the danger is NOT over. Moon joins Uranus (unstable), semisquares Neptune (agitation with lack of clarity), semisquares Mars (agitation and anger) and joins Mercury (also unstable). Much of this occurs with Moon in Taurus, and when Taurus becomes unhinged all hell breaks loose (Hitler is the textbook example of an unhinged Taurus).
The security forces MAY be able to contain whatever is cooking “out there,” and we all hope for that. Mars is VERY active this week, squared Neptune on May 11th and will oppose Saturn on May 29th a few days after the Gemini New Moon on May 25th. Tuesday, Mars forms TWO biseptiles (karma and a glimpse of the future): (1) Juno (trust, wives, sisters, daughters, mothers and similar female roles, but especially TRUST) and (2) Astraea (law, lawyers, legal system, and any similar forms of formal disputes).
We talked about Pluto square Pallas (which perfects today) and how dangerous that is. Pallas is a warrior goddess who was born fully formed and covered in armor. Pluto is the God of the Underworld (and death). I bet you can do the math about what happens when those two get in a fight! (Squares, and related aspects, are a type of fight.) The best you can hope for is an insight that is nearly blinding and so transformative that you might feel as if you have somehow been reborn. (Oddly, this sounds almost Uranian / Promethean.)
We think that Mars / Pluto triseptiles (or the other Mars / Pluto Seventh Harmonic aspects: septile and biseptile) can be particularly dangerous. The Pulse Club Shootings by Omar Mateen (Astrodatabank and Astrology in Crime) coincided with a Mars / Pluto Septile that we forecast thus: “Today [June 11, 2016] has Mars Septile Pluto, the aspect of karma for both warrior planets. A very smart thing to do with this is to do something for a disabled veteran you know (or for disabled veterans in general). This will benefit you in important ways that you cannot see yet.” Mateen was a person (Scorpio Sun / Taurus Moon!) who was angry and disenfranchised by those around him. Many have said he had a mental health disability. He was also an experienced security guard (warrior) who was licensed and skilled with firearms. (“Gun control” would have been utterly useless in this case. He had the proper training and licensure that we would expect of police or security guards!)
Little has been made of an important point: a kind word by the right person that night might have foreclosed the horrific events of June 11, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.
We think a similar kind of thing is driving events his week. The kind word to someone you know who “is not doing well” may not only be the decent and “right thing to do,” it just might save lives.
We know, also, that some people cannot be reached. What matters is that you try to make a difference by being helpful instead of damning someone, maybe unintentionally including yourself.
Last comment(s): clean house and avoid dangerous people, places, and things! (And if the GPS in your Mercedes Benz starts flickering, take some time to stop and smell the roses or maybe visit with the horses.)