Vladimir Putin has come center stage lately. For several years I have been looking at his astrology, and how it relates to the astrology of the USA, and have seen this moment coming for quite some time.
As many of us know by now, in the past five years we have been passing through the square of Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries, which is a slow and grinding transformation of humanity and planet earth. Seven times the two planets made exact squares to each other as they have slowly moved ahead, with retrograde motion included.
This configuration represents the revolution in consciousness that has been happening, they are the planets of revolution, and every time they contact one another there is some kind of revolutionary activity in the world. When they were conjunct last, they were in Virgo, in the late 60s, which was a time of deep turmoil as they began a new cycle with each other.
So now, as they are in 90 degree aspect, we are revisiting themes from the late 60s, and we are finding that it is time to act on what was begun there.
Now this square of Pluto and Uranus has completed, in the sense that the planets are separating from exact aspect, but the energies are still very strong, and there is a forward motion to them as well, which is fairly recent.
Pluto is right now at 13 degrees Capricorn, and Uranus is at 18 degrees Aries, retrograde, moving back to 16 degrees Aries as Uranus is retrograde at the moment.
So these two planets are affecting very strongly all those who have planets in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) from around 10 to 20 degrees of those signs.
Let’s first take a look at the chart of the USA.
The first thing we notice immediately is that the Sun in the chart of the USA is at 13 degrees Cancer. Pluto now is directly opposite that position and makes an exact opposition, for the third and last time, on November 1st. And Uranus squared that position in Aries on February 2, 2015.
Let’s also notice that the USA has Saturn in Libra at 14 degrees Libra, so the USA has Sun in Cancer square Saturn in Libra. Soon after Pluto opposes the Sun of the US, it will square its Saturn, on Christmas Day, 2015.
The USA has been being affected VERY strongly by this Pluto Uranus square, as it has been activating the Sun Saturn square in the US natal chart. And now, as Pluto passes through 13 degrees Capricorn, directly opposite the Sun of the US, things are definitely coming to a head. Uranus has already passed through those degrees in Aries, which, to me, means that the insight into the truth (Uranus) about the US is now spreading like wildfire. The unveiling (which is what the apocalypse is) is now in full swing. And now that Pluto is coming into exact opposition, this is the moment when the rubber meets the road.
We see the US being put through the transformational wringer (Pluto and Uranus), and we see a deluge of information coming out about the hidden history of violence (Pluto) that the US has engaged in, and has been built upon, really pretty much since its inception, including the genocide of the original American people, the Native American Indians.
The nature of the Pluto Uranus square is such that lies and secrets cannot stand in the face of it. This is a primal power (Pluto) of truth (Uranus) that is rising like a tidal wave, and it is going to break directly over the head of the USA Inc., the corporate government of the United States. And what’s more, it is happening NOW. As the Sun and Mercury move through Libra over the next couple of weeks, they are going to touch off this transit even more heavily. EVERYTHING is changing, and the truth can no longer be concealed.
Now let’s take a look at the chart of Vladimir Putin:
The first thing that jumps out at us straightaway is that Putin’s Sun, in Libra, is, lo and behold, at 13 degrees Libra ! Exactly square (90 degrees) the Sun of the USA, and furthermore his Sun is conjunct the Saturn of the USA.
What this tells me is that Putin is an agent of change for the US, and for the world, and a bringer of a great lesson (Saturn is the teacher) for the US. Furthermore, Putin has Saturn in Libra as well, just like the US, and his Saturn is only 2 degrees later than the Saturn of the US.
So Putin is being affected by the Pluto Uranus square just as heavily as is the US. Uranus has recently opposed his Sun, also in February of this year. So he has come even more strongly into the public awareness this year, as he has been getting his ducks in a row.
I am going to speculate that perhaps even he knows about astrology, because his timing is so spot on. He has been working behind the scenes for a long time, and biding his time, and now is his moment to act. But i am also going to speculate that this is really just the beginning of a process for him that will take some years yet. Because these planets are just beginning to aspect his Libra planets, which are all in later Libra, and also his Uranus in Cancer, at 18 degrees. This transformational process of Pluto / Uranus is slow, and the presence of Uranus, both in the transits, and in his chart, makes the situation extremely unpredictable.
We know that there is an overall plan, in fact interlocking layers of a grand plan, and there is a very real possibility that Putin is just a part of this plan. By some, he is feared and hated. It’s too early to know exactly, what his role is, but it is undeniable that he is a major player right now, and it appears that he is beginning to take on the multi headed hydra of the Empire of the City, i.e. the Rothschild banking empire that is strangling humanity and destroying the planet. And let’s not forget that the USA is the military arm of the Empire of the City.
But I am also going to speculate that this global awakening that is being brought about by the Pluto Uranus square is strongly affecting Putin as well, and will be for quite some time. In fact, it could very well be, that Putin is going through some kind of spiritual awakening, which is very unusual indeed in world leaders. Please bear in mind this is only speculation on my part, but the planets bear out the evidence of a major and prolonged period of change for him. His pivotal position puts him in the role of a catalyst for change.
Why do i feel this awakening of Putin could be possible? Well, one can’t help but compare how Putin responds to world events with how Obama responds. One of the the most obvious things about Putin is that he never reads a scripted speech, he simply speaks what is on his mind, with clarity and balance, being the Libran that he is.
It reminds me of the saying: “The best thing about telling the truth is that you don’t have to remember anything”. Why does Obama always read pre-written scripts? The first thing that comes to mind is that they were written by someone else. It always smells like an agenda to me, a secret plan that has to be carefully crafted and communicated, because it is so full of deception, secrets, and lies. It has become a clusterf88k of lies, contradictions, mistakes, that is just getting worse and worse. And somehow, Obama is the spokesperson for all of that, or at least a certain faction of it. He is a Leo, which is the sign of the actor. He is an actor ! And with his Mercury in Leo as well, he reads a script very well, very eloquently. He has been very convincing to a lot of people.
So how do you tell if these characters are lying, or telling the truth? Well, for starters, if they are saying what you want to hear, then look a little deeper. They are well trained to tell you exactly what you want to hear, even if it is not true, and it usually isn’t. Second, see if the actions match with the words. Most of the time these characters do the exact opposite of what they promise to do.
This interview is an excellent example of his level-headedness, and willingness to cooperate with everyone:
When the Libra/Aries opposition is resolved, we have the art (Libra) of war (Aries). In the famous classic, the Art of War by Sun Tzu, as well as in all martial (Aries) arts (Libra), we see that to actually engage in battle is the very last resort. I would say that Putin has been showing this kind of restraint, putting up with all kinds of attacks on his character (as well as attempts to draw Russia into conflicts, sanctions, etc.) from most of the “leaders” of the west, without being reactive about it, but not caving in in the slightest either. He has clearly explained his position over and over, in lengthy news conferences with no written script.
But now, with this massive influx of Syrian refugees going into Europe, and the wanton destruction of Syria by Western backed terrorists (we all recognize that is the case by now, right?), Putin is responding to a request by Syria for Russia’s help. And within days, he has exposed the whole game, to anyone who is at all paying attention. And we have seen more than once, the word “checkmate” used. And at this moment it appears that already ISIS has been shattered, after less than a week.
And who knows what else he knows, about everything really. This could be just the beginning of what he brings to light in the months ahead. Some are even wondering if he has had ET contact recently, which leads one to question even more about what’s really going on behind the curtain.
Where it is going to go next is not clear, but to me, this is a case of “fighting for justice” which is a very positive attribute of the Aries/Libra opposition, and a lesson that the US could certainly take to heart at this point. It is clear from the astrology that Vladimir Putin is a game changer. Whether he is part of some greater plan to consolidate a world government or not remains to be seen. But i am going to speculate that in the whole process, even if that is the overall plan, he, and others, may actually be awakening in a way that changes even that plan, sort of like a wild card. Anything can happen. Uranus will see to that.
As to his relationship with Obama, the main thing i have noticed is that they both have Gemini moons, one degree apart, in the very beginning of Gemini. I find this interesting, especially since the beginning of Gemini is the “fourth leg” of the T square that is now happening with Saturn in Sagittarius, Neptune in Pisces and Mars and Jupiter in Virgo. Saturn will be going opposite both of their moons in the next month. This is going to put a great pressure on them both. And with Neptune in the mix there, the pressure will be to be compassionate, in action. Either that or to attempt to ramp up the illusion and deception (Neptune) even more.
But I just don’t see the compassion in the western leaders. They are all compromised to the extreme by the archontic forces of division, destruction, deception, and suffering. They are all too happy to profit from the suffering of others. This is obvious, and for this reason, i feel that none of them are to be trusted. We are SO used to hearing nothing but lies, that we have lost the ability to tell a liar from an honest man (or woman). But perhaps what all those liars fear about Putin is his honesty.
Even the Nobel Prize officials are having regrets about Obama’s Peace Prize.
Yes, Putin is a politician as well, and he makes it very clear that he protecting Russia’s national interests, but to me he seems to have a lot more concern for innocent ordinary people, who are just trying to live their lives in peace, than any of the NATO leaders do.
And, apparently, he enjoys very high approval ratings, as much as 90%, among Russians.
None of the “Western” leaders seem to be at all worried that millions of people are displaced, their cities, homes and lives ruined, year after year after year, because of their constant war mongering and profiteering. If they were, they wouldn’t be frothing at the mouth over the latest oil and gas deals, and the overall project of complete domination of the middle east. The plight of the people involved is never a concern for them. They may say so, but that is obviously a lie. To them, people are just cattle.
Other than this aspect, though, I do not see the pressure of the Pluto Uranus awakening affecting Obama. it is definitely affecting the USA very strongly, but Obama’s planets do not line up with the Pluto Uranus square in a way that would transform him. To me it looks more like he is being given just enough rope to hang himself, so to speak. He just doesn’t see the brick wall right up ahead. Well, maybe now he does.
He has been enjoying a Uranus trine to his Sun for quite some time, which has added to his sheen, but now, as Pluto moves into an inconjunct (150 degree) aspect with his sun, in the very practical sign of Capricorn, we could very well say, the party is over, it is time to pay the bill and clean up the mess.
For the USA this is shaping up to be a moment of truth. And really it is up to the people. Nothing short of a total transformation will work. The US really has been instrumental in holding back the whole inevitable evolutionary leap here on planet Earth, but now the transformation will stop for no one.
Gemini is the twins. When I saw this configuration with their twin Gemini moons, I immediately thought of this picture:
A picture is worth a thousand words. This is checkmate moment, let’s face it.
According to the Gnostic scholar John Lash, we are in the beginning of what he calls “Sophia’s Correction”, which is when the Earth (Gaia Sophia), a living being of incredible beauty and power, is beginning to awaken, and beginning to correct the mistake that is going on here.
We can think of the last part of the Avatar movie as an example. Lash also points out that her correction is totally dependent on our participation, as we all share in her creative power.
The Uranus Pluto square is triggering this awakening in many of us. It is a spiritual awakening to our Infinite Self and an unveiling (apocalypse) of the truth about all of it.
Perhaps even politicians can be a part of this awakening. That very well could be the case with Vladimir Putin. Time will tell.
This month our exploration in non-dual astrology continues with a look at the Virgo/Pisces polarity. We are now having the full moon in Pisces (with the Sun in Virgo), conjunct Neptune in Pisces (the ruler of Pisces is Neptune), but we will be dealing with this polarity a lot in the coming months because Jupiter has also recently entered Virgo and will be there for around a year, opposing first Neptune and then Chiron, both in Pisces.
Last month we looked at the Aquarius Leo polarity and saw how perhaps this polarity is about the process of attention, and its connection to the heart. So now we take it a step further, where we activate the substance of awareness in the body’s circuitry. Mercury is the ruler of Virgo (as well as Gemini), and in Virgo, Mercury is turned inward, much like the quality of Mercury retrograde. It rules the nervous system, and also the intestines, which are responsible for absorbing the nutrients from food. So the Virgo process has to do with our ability to metabolize and digest our experience.
Virgo’s Mercury is an introspective one. The mirror of Mercury is turned towards ourselves, for the process of self inquiry, and self-reflection. The creative output of Leo is put under the microscope, as Virgo deals with minute details. The self-critic is activated. The useful is sorted from the useless. It is the time of harvest, when the wheat and the chaff are separated. And it is preparation for the transition to the world of relationship (Libra), and selfhood (Aries).
Mercury is the alchemical substance in Virgo. The Virgo process involves sealing the alchemical vessel, so that heat and pressure can build inside the vessel of the soul. The way to seal the vessel is to not project. The temptation of un-evolved Virgo is judgement, to project our own shortcomings onto others. But when the alchemical vessel is sealed, hermetically (Hermes is Mercury), then we always turn the mirror back on ourselves. Any projection is simply an energy leak in the cauldron of the psyche. Thus, in the heat generated, the creative envisioning mind is developed, the power of dreaming in full awareness.
When Virgo and Pisces work together as one, we have discriminating awareness, or discriminating (Virgo) wisdom (Pisces), as the Tibetans would call it. This is when the critical mind works as the servant (Virgo) of the compassionate heart (Pisces). The true process of correction is activated, with the compassionate view (Pisces), and forgiveness. Criticism can be compassionate and constructive, without losing any of its impact.
In New Age circles these days there is a tendency to favor the Pisces end of things, which, without Virgo, tends to idealize, put on the rose colored glasses, and live in a fantasy world. So critical thinking, discriminating awareness, is often put down as “negative”. People tend to want to escape (Pisces) into “spiritual” things. When the Piscean escapism activates, the Virgo end degenerates into a kind of neurotic perfectionism, judgmental towards self and others, and depression from never being able to live up to ideals.
But clearly now more than ever, we have to wake up from this glazed-over “spiritual” trance of pseudo positivity, and start seeing with a more critical eye. This will be important for the next year of Jupiter in Virgo. Let’s face it, there are some things going on here on Planet Earth that need to be criticized! Let’s let go of this deadly political correctness, that chokes the flow of truth in so many ways. We are entering a great phase of correction now, with Jupiter entering Virgo. Also the moon’s North Node is just entering Virgo, which means that this is a very positive direction for us now. It is time for us to work together, to cooperate (Virgo), to bring the compassionate vision (Neptune) into reality, by embodying it (Virgo), and to change the things we cannot accept. Hexagram 18 in the I Ching comes to mind : Work on What has been Spoiled.
In this sorting of wheat from chaff, what are we doing? Really, we are sorting true from false. But somewhere along the line we seem to have lost the capacity to tell true from false. We raise impostors, liars, and thieves up into positions of power and influence, and we allow good honest people to be trampled underfoot.
The Hollywood illusion machine (Pisces, Neptune rule the movies and “entertainment”, as well as music) has manipulated our minds so much with deception (Pisces) of all sorts, that somewhere in there our capacity to sort wheat from chaff, to tell true from false, got lost.
And the most deadly part of this, is how politically correct it has become to believe that there is no Truth, that everyone has their own truth, different from everyone else’s, and that really, there is no way to truly KNOW, when actually, in fact, it is entirely possible for anyone to have absolute certainty of the Eternal Source Consciousness, if they are dedicated to discovering what is true on all levels. It is just a different kind of knowing. It is as self evident as the sun, arises spontaneously, needs no proof, and is not of the mind.
Traditionally, the Virgo Pisces polarity has had a lot to do with religion. So many of the religious traditions have been built on guilt, however, which is one of the qualities that arises when this polarity doesn’t work together. Guilt, anxiety, worrying, and nervous system disorders proliferate, which then in turn lead to more physical diseases.
Virgo has to do with health. But there’s a secret hidden here, and that is that for Virgo (health) to flourish, Pisces energy must be an integral part of it. These qualities include faith, devotion, and bliss. Truly, Divine Love heals all. Neptune dissolves everything it comes in contact with, it is the great solvent. Notice this word, “solvent”. The problems and worries and diseases of Virgo are solved, by being DISsolved. This is not a mental process, but the mental substance of Mercury is definitely the main ingredient for the recipe. The mind here is used in self-inquiry, to trace everything back to the origin. Eventually the inquiry becomes just “Who am I?”, and the sense of separation dissolves altogether.
As the mindstream (Virgo/Pisces) becomes purified, its quality changes to one of bliss. This is the Virgo/Pisces process at its optimum.
Neurosis transforms to Gnosis.
What is Gnosis? We have perhaps heard of the Gnostics before, but we tend to think of them as some obscure religious sect around the time of the early Christians, and little has survived of their practices and knowledge. According to John Lash, the Gnostic scholar, the reason not much survives from the Gnostics is because it was brutally suppressed, by the Abrahamic religions, because the Gnostics were anti-religion, and practiced direct knowing.
Gnosis is just another word for direct knowing. Direct connection to Source, without an intermediary. And Lash goes on to say that the Gnostics were, and are, in direct communion with the Planet herself, who is the Divine Aeon Sophia.
So Gnostics receive instruction and understanding directly from the Organic Light of Source. This light is the light which has no opposite, the primal light. Because it is not in the realm of duality, it has a very different quality than the light that we see here. The light in this dimension is only visible when it is reflected off something, a process that can only happen in duality.
The religion business is the business of maintaining 3D, the world of duality. But when we live without any religion or deities in between us and Source, this puts the churches and holy people out of business.
So i am going to speculate once again, that the Virgo Pisces process has really to do with Gnosis, direct knowledge, imparted through the compassionate current of bliss, that activates in the process of contemplation and dissolution into Source Consciousness itself.
When the polarity is separated we have religions. Perfectionistic (Virgo) ideals (Pisces), motivated by guilt (Virgo), and illusions (Pisces). The aspirant (Virgo) can never really achieve the oneness with God (Pisces). It is always over there, on the other side of the circle. Gotta do more prayers and rituals (Virgo), and suffer (Pisces) more, before you can be worthy to receive the Divine secrets. But whatever you do, don’t look in your own heart. You are a sinner, and you will only lead yourself astray.
But now, the veil is pulled aside, and there are the church fathers, caught with their pants down, quite literally. Turns out they weren’t so perfect after all. The churches, temples, and ashrams have no place for anyone who awakens. They are simply not welcome.
Virgo is afraid of space (Pisces). The Virgo end of the spectrum wants to fill all empty space with something. With thoughts, with stuff, with accomplishments, with spiritual experiences, with money, friends, possessions, you name it. At its extreme it becomes obsessive compulsive, totally focussed on the details (Virgo), without seeing the big picture, or the overall vision (Pisces).
Virgo rules the nervous system, and all of its delicacy and sensitivity. It is a very refined energy if the energy of Pisces is included in it. Then it is the quality of seeing infinity in the tiniest things, and being able to take great delight in very simple activities, and in blissful contemplation in silence. In this space, the purification (Virgo) happens quite spontaneously. In this way, it is Perfect (Virgo) Love (Pisces).
Also health issues are greatly relieved with Neptune and Pisces energy flowing in the bodily circuits. We can really go into the sensations in the body and receive information from the body in what we need for optimal health. We can be spontaneously drawn to the right healing modalities too. We can begin to understand our body, and how it works, from the way it feels from within. The true source of healing is within and beyond. It is our Eternal nature. Because it is complete harmony, just to bathe in it brings great healing.
Pisces also rules music. The Virgo side has to do with the method of learning music, and the technique. So technical practice becomes a kind of purification practice, like a yoga. Removing obstacles to direct and unlimited musical expression.
Here is where we can see the intimate connection between music (Pisces) and health (Virgo). Two sides of the same coin. It stands to reason that music can have a powerful effect on health, both positive and negative. And since the true makeup of everything is really vibrational, sound healing may turn out to be one of the most powerful methods of all.
This is Gnosis, a new but ancient way of knowing, knowing by BEING. The current of bliss brings information as light, something the mind can never understand or even verbalize, but the entire being can absorb this information just by allowing it to flood the system. The frayed nerve endings can release into this current, as the entire body-mind dissolves into oneness. This is the Current Event, the very substance of Now.
Virgo is the Virgin, Mary, the mother of Christ. Pisces is Christ Consciousness, Divine Love. Mary giving birth to Christ is the equivalent of the releasing of the nerve endings (Virgo) into bliss (Pisces), which dissolves all sense of separation and suffering. The Christ Consciousness actually takes birth in the physical body, in the nervous system. For me, it has always been obvious that the “second coming” is really the awakening of the Christ Consciousness (the Divine become human) in each and every one of us. And when that happens, one is a true Gnostic.
A Virgin is someone who belongs to themselves, not dependent on anyone to complete them or connect them to their true nature. This is a Gnostic, one who knows and lives his direct connection to divinity, beyond all form, concept or belief.
So with Virgo Pisces, we “follow our bliss”, (not that it is going anywhere but more and more HERE). This is the fine tuning process of our work (Virgo), where, when what we do is service (Virgo/Pisces), because it is what brings us bliss, which then we can impart to others. it is whatever we do that brings us joy. But this is more than just a kind of surface, “fun” kind of happiness. This is what comes to you, while offering your gift. It is the gift you receive from giving of yourself. And this can be done without the slightest trace of self-consciousness, in complete humility (Virgo).
The Tibetans have a term for their highest practice of Dzogchen, non-dual contemplation, which they call the Great Perfection. This is Pisces/Virgo. Perfection is not something we can impose on “reality”, it is something we discover is already the case. When we locate this innate, indwelling perfection, we can simply remain with it in contemplation, whether we are in some kind of activity, or not. As we remain with it, it intensifies more and more, until the point where we cannot turn it off anymore. We go into a kind of “overunity”, a resonant connection with free energy. The transformation continues 24/7, not only in our own life, but in the world around us. This is why even one of the great masters who sat in a mountain cave somewhere, or lived in very humble circumstances, very anonymously, has brought more to humanity, than most of the most famous of public figures.
We can see here below, in the last sentence, the perfect summing up : “As copper when touched by mercury turns into pure gold, so the afflictions when touched by pure gnosis become true causes of virtue.”
from Poison in the Peacock Grove : Two Buddhist Texts on Training the Mind
by Geshe Lhundub Sopa,
Transforming Poison into Enlightenment:
the Chandra symbol for the degree of the full moon:
PISCES 7 A candle burning. There is a ring of salt around it on the floor.
Spirit is well preserved from becoming untrue. It is held within its own matrix, and granted a pure and wonderfully veiled atmosphere and feeling tone and sphere to stay within. From this place spirit can empower itself to be whole, to commune, to remember, and to conceive. You are given what you need, and a specially-granted timing grace to be ushered through the world in a guided tour that leads only to the temples and the marvels that are here. However, all of this happens inside, deep inside. The outside situation may belie the inward experience. But here what seems in the moment is as nothing, and what is really there between the lines and through the cracks is everything. This is a domain set apart for special purposes, projects, and endeavors, and is the perfect retreat for one who wishes to remain in touch with the living spirit, who wishes never to forget what it is that stands under the phenomenal world and keeps the eternal flame burning without a flicker.
and the Sun at the full moon is here:
VIRGO 7 A pie thrown in someone’s face.
Action and reaction. Reflexive mirroring of self by world and world by self. You are forced to confront yourself everywhere. Starkly compelled to deal with karmas of the past returned: who did what to whom. Conflict, strife, tension, and pressure. Mischief and the unexpected . On guard. Agreeing to meet yourself through others and to find intimate reverberations from every side. You have an overwhelming experience of running into the consequences for even what you thought–a wrap-around world of breakthroughs, quandaries, alliances and dangers. On red alert twenty-five hours a day, knowing that you cannot turn your back on threat or opportunity. Everything is obvious and supersubtle, gross and elusive, tightly known and vastly beyond conception.
In the past few days i have seen so many references to the Lion’s Gate, which we have just passed through, on 8/8, but no one mentions anything about exactly where this term comes from, and why the 8th of August is the day of the Lion’s Gate. So, as a bit of an addendum to my last post, perhaps i can shed some light on the subject.
The Lion’s Gate is one of four gates through which the Sun passes every year. These gates are precisely at the midpoint (15 degrees) of the fixed signs, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. The are, the Bull’s Gate, in Taurus, Lion’s Gate in Leo, Eagle’s Gate in Scorpio, and the Angel’s Gate in Aquarius.
You will find some very interesting information about the Bull, Lion, Eagle, and Angel, (or Man) in the writings of Rudolf Steiner, where basically he says that humans are a combination of all of these: the digestive system is related to the Bull (cows are really all stomach), the rhythmic system, (i.e. the heart and lungs) is related to the Lion, the head (and the process of mind and thought) is related to the Eagle (which is the resurrected Scorpio), and the Angel is related to the true, awakened human.
So we find these gates in the middle of the fixed signs, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, which also is the middle of each 90 degree quadrant of the zodiac. The circle with the cardinal points is divided in 4, and this divides those quadrants, making a total of 8 equal parts to the zodiac. Notice the symbol for the number 8 is really just the infinity symbol turned on its side. So i am going to speculate that these 4 gates are the places where infinity enters the equation, and the miraculous happens.
For example, the Bull’s Gate in Taurus (fixed earth) can be the place where the seed that has been planted actually sprouts. It is a radical transformation, and really, to me anyway, qualifies as a miracle. Yes, we have scientific explanations for what happens at that moment, but it is a moment when infinity, life itself, enters the picture. At the cardinal points, 0 degrees Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn, we see the manifest change, but at these gates is where the miracle takes place in secret.
So the Lion’s Gate, what could that be? I am wondering if it has to do with the moment of enlightenment of the human being, where our innate infinite potential spontaneously activates. As I explained in my last article, the middle of the fixed signs is a transformational moment where awareness of the opposite sign flashes across the circle, So here, into the human heart, (Leo), the Angel (Aquarius) enters, so to speak.
We could say that the miracle that happens at the Lion’s Gate is really the heartbeat, and how for some inexplicably miraculous reason it continues to happen. In this video below, Drunvalo Melchizedek shares some very powerful information about what he calls the “tiny space of the heart”, which i have also mentioned in relation to some other spiritual teachers, including Ramana Maharishi and Adi Da. Although they use different words to describe it, I am convinced they are all talking about the same thing. Drunvalo explains how there is a very tiny process that begins in the heart with the “pacemaker” cells, at the sino-atrial node, where three elements, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus, combine in a microscopic interaction that starts the process of the heartbeat, and then it is amplified through the chambers of the heart, to become quite a forceful impulse. He goes on to explain that this impulse can magnify to the point where it is infinite.
So it quickly becomes clear that we have the power to connect to the Infinite, through the heart, and, in fact, that is truly what we ARE. The heart is not of duality, it is of unity, infinity and oneness. When the heart awakens, the head is illuminated, and the two halves of the brain are resolved. Imagine a world of humans cured of the duality disease.
So perhaps this is the process of the Lion’s Gate, the process of the awakening of the heart to what is eternal. Because it is wholeness, then it is the ultimate force of healing too. Disease can only exist in duality. This is Eternity, the place of no death. And this Infinite Radiance is the only true medicine.
Also, let’s notice that infinity is not on the number line. What does that mean? It means that if you start counting to infinity, you will never get there. But “everything is nothing with a twist”, as Kurt Vonnegut said. We could say that twist is the torus, which the “new science” is finding to be inherent in all life, micro to macro.
Could Zero actually be Infinity already? The point is, why bother counting to Infinity when that is where you are already? This is a metaphor that can be very practically applied in our approach to life. How does life progress when we live at infinity, where all is already accomplished, complete, whole, and perfect?
The Zero Point IS Infinity.
This is the life of infinite oneness. I am wondering if this doesn’t make a whole new way of living available to us, where everything spontaneously self-generates, without cause, or effect, where we act spontaneously in harmony with Universal Law. Could that be the way it is already, but we just don’t see it?
The source of light casts no shadow. Does the Sun have a shadow? of course not. So when the heart awakens, we become the Sun. Immediately, the shadow is gone. Could liberation be that effortless? Of course! How could it be any different?
So if we simultaneously embody the cross of all 4 Gates, this could be a complete resurrection and awakening, in, as, and beyond the body, into Source Consciousness beyond all duality. This is the “crux” of the “matter”.
Notice that this “tiny space” of the heart is not in the chakra circuit, either. It is not the heart chakra. The chakra circuit is a bit like a treadmill, down the front of the body, and up the spine. When attention is trapped there, somewhere in that circuit, experience, high and low is constantly reinforced. We go from heaven to hell and back again. We repeat the same types of experience and lessons, the wheel of karma, cause and effect, time and space.
The circuit of the awakened heart is the shortcut. It comes directly from Source, at the heart, and returns directly to Source, above the crown, and illuminates the whole body in the process, much like the filament in a light bulb. It bypasses the endless ladder of achievement. It is accessible to anyone who has the capacity to rest attention in the heart. Often we’ll find that it is the most simple, kind, and ordinary people who have this capacity, where those of us who have been well trained to live in the head may have a much harder time accessing this miracle. We are so conditioned to believe in accomplishment, that we can’t imagine a gift so effortless.
Even though it has an effortless quality, it’s important to remember that these gates are the points in the zodiac of the most fixed, most consolidated energy, so it can feel very pressurized. It can give rise to feelings of stuckness, exhaustion, and lethargy. But the caterpillar in its cocoon, or the seed underground, are in this kind of position as the transformation happens. It is the most dense place, but most ripe with potential.
The Lion’s gate happens more than once a year, however. It is happening in myriad ways all the time in astrological cycles, from micro to macro. It is found with every waxing sesquiquadrate, or 135 degree aspect, between any pair of planets. This is 90 degrees, plus 45 degrees. The 135 degree and 45 degree angles are always carrying the transformational power of 8. Right now there are several of these aspects operating, between major planets. Specifically, the position of Jupiter, in the last degrees of Leo, and into the beginning of Virgo, is making sesquiquadrates to both Pluto and Uranus, of the now infamous Pluto/Uranus square, which has been kicking our butts now for the last 5 years. And Jupiter is exactly square to Saturn, which is also semi square Pluto and sesquiquadrate Uranus. So the Jupiter Saturn square is acting powerfully on the Pluto Uranus square. The process of having to make the awakening real, here on earth, is just beginning. The way i see it, the tables are turning. Don’t give up !!
We are in an 8 year too, 2015. Let’s allow the remembrance of our own Infinity. This is the time when the caterpillar emerges from the cocoon. This is the moment the water boils. This is the time when the sleepers wake.