Gulf oil spill

Transformation and the Gulf oil spill

“Gaia,” by Alex Grey

Much has been written recently comparing the Gulf oil spill to the rumored Hopi prophecy that predicts the seas turning black and causing the death of many living things.  Certainly there is no doubt that the disaster in the Gulf will transform life as we know it as it destroys much of the undersea life in the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding areas.

Daniel Pinchbeck, editor of the online magazine Reality Sandwich, has an interesting article about the oil disaster.  He, like other authors, has written about the sociopathic disregard of the “corporate and financial culture” in the United States (the US chart has Pluto in the second house of money and finance):

Our corporate and financial culture instills a mindset of sociopathic disregard, and the system permits certain psychological profiles to thrive within it: those capable of disassociating their actions from any moral consequences. What should be an extreme liability in a complex and interconnected world shared by a multitude of living beings has become an asset for our corporate, financial, and political masters – the current ruling elite who congregate at events like the annual Bilderberg gathering, who see massive loss of life as “collateral damage” along the way to their next golf game or yachting match.

But then Pinchbeck takes a more spiritualized view of the disaster which I find a compelling viewpoint:

These are aspects of my current view of the world: the faltering of my faith, that horrible presentiment that the forces of disillusion and destruction have already triumphed, that creepy familiar feeling (as if I already experienced this, long ago, on some other lost world, many forgotten splinters of incarnated lifetimes ago) of failure and futility. […]

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By |2010-07-17T17:25:41-04:00July 17th, 2010|Life|1 Comment

Pluto square Jupiter: Media blackout in the Gulf

For several weeks it there have been reports of reporters such as this one from Mother Jones being  prevented from fully covering the disaster in the Gulf, but it wasn’t until now, with Pluto locked in a nearly exact square to Jupiter, that this oppression (Pluto) of the media (Jupiter) has hit the mainstream news.

From yesterday’s New York Times:

Journalists struggling to document the impact of the oil rig explosion have repeatedly found themselves turned away from public areas affected by the spill, and not only by BP and its contractors, but by local law enforcement, the Coast Guard and government officials.

To some critics of the response effort by BP and the government, instances of news media being kept at bay are just another example of a broader problem of officials’ filtering what images of the spill the public sees.

Scientists, too, have complained about the trickle of information that has emerged from BP and government sources. Three weeks passed, for instance, from the time the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20 and the first images of oil gushing from an underwater pipe were released by BP.


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By |2010-07-10T15:20:16-04:00July 10th, 2010|Life|Comments Off on Pluto square Jupiter: Media blackout in the Gulf

Catching up after vacation: Horizon Oil Rig disaster

I’m back, and what a wonderful vacation!  But there is so much to write about…

I wrote about this oil spill a few months ago in connection with the conjunction of Pluto to Ceres that was occurring at the time.  But it’s now clear that this eruption is a major ecological disaster that could have horrific long-range effects so I took another look at the chart of the event (April 20, 2010, 9:45 am CDT, coordinates 28N 88W).  This chart shows the approaching Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in Pisces (the sea) straddling the Midheaven and opposite Saturn (challenge and tests) sitting on the Nadir of the chart.  The Moon is in Cancer (more water) and it conjoins the South Node exactly.

I have long written that when Uranus in Aries begins to square Pluto in Capricorn we would see the beginnings of serious earth changes, including earthquakes and volcanoes.  Astrology never works exactly the way we predict because the Universe needs to surprise us into change, and here instead of a volcano we have an explosion of oil from beneath the sea.

This disaster is likely to have long-ranging implications that include changes in the way we approach the hunt for oil (especially as Neptune moves into its own sign of Pisces next year (Neptune and Pisces rule all liquids including oil AND the sea), and with Pluto in Capricorn, the sign of the corporation, we may see the collapse of certain corporations that have had a stranglehold on the global economy such as British Petroleum, the owner of the Horizon rig.  BP has been a major player in the Iraq oil fields as well, and it is my hope that when Uranus comes along to square Pluto some of […]

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By |2010-06-05T06:14:00-04:00June 5th, 2010|Ecology|3 Comments

The Uranus/Pluto Square: Responding Creatively to Crisis

Astrologer D.K. Brainard has a beautiful post about the oil spill in the Gulf, the extent of which is still unknown but appears to be spreading at alarming rates.  D.K. writes:

In her 1980 book The Aquarian Conspiracy, Marilyn Ferguson noted that a funny thing happened on the way to the revolution of the 1960s. Frustrated by the lack of real change resulting from marching in the streets, confronting the authorities and inciting young people to rebel against “the System,” many of the leaders of the 1960s counterculture eventually dropped out of the movement.

But they didn’t give up on their ideals, Ferguson argued. Instead, they did something even more radical. Rather than continuing to struggle in the world of effects, they turned inward to find – and attempt to heal – the evils afflicting their world. They turned on to meditation, yoga, nonviolent communication, holistic medicine, organic farming, and so many of the other spiritual practices that have become almost commonplace in forty short years.

The oil still gushing from deep beneath the sea off the Louisiana coast threatens to become the major man-caused environmental disaster of our lifetime. It demands a creative response from us, something better than blame, resentment, despair or hopelessness. We are now squarely in the zone of the Saturn-Uranus-Pluto “Cardinal Climax” of 2010. We knew the world would be galvanized by something; it appears we are being galvanized by the world itself – as Mother Earth erupts for the second time in less than a month.

Pluto represents the archetypal realms of the soul, both the individual soul and the world soul, and when dark clouds of volcanic material start spewing up from the depths of the Earth, we can be […]

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By |2019-11-10T19:50:56-05:00May 24th, 2010|Astrology|Comments Off on The Uranus/Pluto Square: Responding Creatively to Crisis