Law of Cure

1712229871_a503070e67_mThe WikiLeaks story hit the headlines under one of the most powerful Full Moons of the year, July 25th (see second lecture in the 2012 series box, at right). Mars, the planet of war, was conjunct Saturn, a combination associated with the army. Saturn was within hours of making its last exact opposition to Uranus — a contest that had been going on for two years.

I guess we found out who won that round.

Uranus is made of stronger stuff than Saturn, which governs the establishment and its various self-protective agencies. Saturn maintains stasis by tightening up and shutting down; whereas, Uranus, like a military ambush, depends on the element of surprise. Explosive and defiant, Uranus uses out-of-left-field tactics to compel change.  The tug-of-war between Saturn and Uranus forms the spine of the Cardinal Climax and is bisected by Pluto (secrets). When Mars (ignition) moved into position, it was inevitable that something would burst into the open — something that the powers-that-be had been trying to conceal.

What have we learned from those 90,000 released files? Many observers of what’s been going on in Afghanistan have known since the beginning that the occupation was doomed. What the leaks showed us was the extent to which the generals knew it, too. They not only knew they were losing, but that they had no chance of winning. Yet with hideous cynicism they were willing to keep on destroying lives, decimating resources, and reducing to smaller and smaller bits of rubble what was left of the second poorest country in the world.

The presence of Pluto (cover-ups) in the transit picture suggests that however reasonable the official war arguments (Saturn in Libra) were imagined to be, the reality was and is riddled with ugly secrets. A few chilling examples: from the WikiLeaks we hear about the existence of Task Force 373, which is — not to put too fine a point on it – a death squad; created to murder not only suspected insurgents (whatever that means) but, apparently, the occasional unarmed motorcyclist. We hear about an incident where French troops used machine guns to strafe a bus full of children. We hear about Polish troops massacring a village wedding party out of revenge for an earlier insurgent assault.

What came to light on the Full Moon last month was a pattern of official lies (with Neptune and Chiron approaching the US Moon for one more round in November, we should keep our eyes peeled for more) that, to Pentagon-watchers of a certain age, sounded strikingly familiar. It echoed the spin concocted for that other war – the one from the last time Uranus and Pluto were in hard aspect, in the mid-60s: the one in Viet Nam. The strategy then was to lie about the strength of the native resistance, to deliberately misclassify civilian deaths as combat deaths, and to send in ever more men and guns.

As the Moon began to wane in late July, the spin machine began to hum as Pentagon and Capitol Hill flacks tried to neutralize the threat to their control posed by a newly engaged public. They seem to have been so taken off guard that their clumsy attempts at damage control contradicted each other: out of one corner of their mouths, they opined that the WikiLeaks data were no great shakes: It’s old news, they sneered; Nothing to see here, folks, just move along. Out of the other corner of their mouths they described the intel as so dangerously sensitive that Julian Assange had put “the lives of U.S. and partner service members at risk” by releasing it.

One was sorry to hear Obama echoing this despicable nonsense, but not surprised. As astrologers know, a predictable karmic arc is finishing up here. The first iteration of the Uranus-Saturn opposition was Nov 4th 2008, the same day the new president came into office vowing to throw his weight behind the occupation. Two years later, his project has started to come undone: Uranus (rupture) has ripped the mask off the war’s public face (Saturn).

Our hidden faces must be disclosed if we are to transform ourselves. As a group, the realities behind our official stories must be confronted, sordid though they may be. Those who take to heart the principle known in Chinese medicine as Law of Cure – whereby toxins must be pushed to the surface before an organism can heal – may find themselves not only unafraid of, but yearning for, the next phase of this process of breakdown. We might find ourselves welcoming a new set of revelations that shows this abominable war for what it is.

The next transit in this trajectory takes place on the 21st of August. At that point, for the last time this cycle, Saturn will exactly square Pluto, governor of the mystery of decay, precursor to new life.

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janet
janet

Interesting re the karmic arc. The Cardianl Cross is clearing the interference with karma and cosmic laws, roll on accountability to the human race. Note the role of the Church in supporting these wars run by the US and its partners. Beyond this in the Congo...where our first woman lived... women and baby girls are being raped to cripple and kill. Human race at serious point of self hate.

Thomas Lunde
Thomas Lunde

Another great essay Jessica. I'm Canadian, watching a country to which several of my relatives emigrated over the years, so I have sympathy for the ordinary Americans and some disgust that you can't seem to mobilize yourself into the kind of protest that happened in Vietnam. Of course, Canadians aren't blameless in all this as our government finds licking the American boot a pleasurable experience. I am perplexed as I'm sure many Americans are at the disappointment Obama seems to be. His continuation of the "Bush" policies must rank up there in one of the most disgraceful deceits ever sold to the American voter. I would be and I'm sure many others would find an essay on Obama's chart and how it interacts with the events coming up absolutely fascinating. An interesting challenge for you - if you choose. Enjoy your website very much and like many others, I am much in tune with you philosophical point of view and your interpretation of the stars. Respectfully Thomas Lunde

Kathleen
Kathleen

As we know, the USA gov't has a uber dark, greedy, power hungry bottomless pit of an underbelly that Jessica's breath-taking, clarifying book, Soul-Sick Nation describes in riveting astrological-psychological detail. When war is upheld as a humanitarian endeavor, Justice and the entire international legal system are turned upside down: pacifism and the antiwar movement are criminalized. All of which we have witnessed w/ the many US wars for profit, esp. Iraq and Afghanistan...always given a humanitarian or national security spin, whilst focused on stealing their natural resources ( illegally, immorally redistributing sovereign countries wealth to TPTB, be it oil or heroine from poppies...and infinitely enriching the USA's military-industrial complex of TPTB.)

Tammy
Tammy

"the one from the last time Uranus and Pluto were in hard aspect, in the mid-60s" Uranus and Pluto were conjunct in the 60s not opposing. I believe you were referring to Uranus and Saturn opposition.

Sistertongue
Sistertongue

America and all americans, because we have been born here at this place and time, owe a huge debt to the rest of the world. We can either willingly do what it takes to make our wrongs right (we are the current representatives of our ancestors), or we can pay the price much more painfully. Cynthia McKinney, former Congresswoman from Georgia, has been beating the drums on this one for years and her journey and activism in the face of great adversities is one worth examining and emulating. It does, however, feel like fresh air is finally blowing in on these dusty pandora's boxes stuffed in our collective closet. A time to celebrate.

Laura
Laura

I am relieved that the lid is off, or at least ajar. As a person born within the borders of the most militaristic and materialistic nation on the planet, the recent revelations (ala Vietnam) of our nation's part in dominating the planet and plundering it's resources at the expense of human life is at least hopeful. Perhaps we will wake up.

Victor Goss
Victor Goss

Hi Jessica Hmmmmmmmm. Hold off on that judgement about WikiLeaks. There is some taint to this as possible disinformation from TPTB - lent to be so credible by the revelation of some low-level intelligence hangout that we either suspected or intuitively knew about a long time ago. What thinking person ever thought the Afghanistan war was a good idea? It's possible the toxin that's being shoved to the surface is this insidious manipulation of our minds by these experts who been polishing their craft unhindered since before the days of Hitler et al. thanks v http://doristhemovie.com

john
john

I don't know how to express the feelings. To live life aware of the fact that one's home nation is and has been engaged in heinous war crimes for decades is **********. The astrological indications and hope for change are the only straws to cling to presently. It was 40 years ago when young musicians were singing: "the darkest hour is just before the dawn". 40 years in the dark is a slow dawn! They murder so many! They maim and torture! Yo! Uranus! Let me lend my shoulder to your mission! Its hard to be awake when they are whipping your eyes, desperate to make you remain asleep. Helpless, helpless, helpless.

Juana Maria Garcia-Domenech
Juana Maria Garcia-Domenech

Thank you Jessica. Exactly my feelings. On the WikiLeaks, first, no big deal; now it is a danger to the security of our troops. This reminds me of GW Bush, first weapons of mass destruction, then the need to oust the dictator, next the security of our country here....... (I am still trying to find the connection between this war and us being safer by it. I am sorry, I do not get it). Many blessings and Light.

kristy
kristy

...We can only hope. The larger public doesn't seem to realize what the US military and government is trying to do in one huge, awful swoop: protect their oil interests (read: pipeline) and appease 2 very-contrary allies: oil-rich Arab nations and Isr@el. The more attractive, glitzy argument seems to be between conservatives and liberals; I wish the public could move past that stalemate of an argument and see what's really happening.