Sun moved into Scorpio October 22 at 6:08 PM PDT October 23 at
1:08 AM GMT.
Sun shines in Sagittarius November 21 at 2:44 PM PST or 10:44
in Virgo and Uranus in Pisces were in direct opposition November
Taurus Full Moon is November 12 at 10:19 PM PST and November 13
at 6:19 AM GMT.
turned direct at 21 degrees Aquarius November 2.
issue of New Millennium Being examines the energies and messages
of what I call the Scorpio-Aquarian election. We have witnessed
an historic American election that will significantly impact how
we enter the Aquarian Age. We will explore the planetary energies
that have lined up to support and guide us on our journey into
the Aquarian Age.
election is both the continuation and the beginning of a long
journey. There are so many aspects to this journey. What I would
like to focus on is our quest (1) to open our hearts, (2) to experience
oneness with others and (2) to become more conscious and responsible
the beginning of any journey, we set out with hope, faith and
some fear of the unknown. At pivotal points along the way, our
hope and faith is renewed. But no matter how we gauge the distance
we have traveled, there are always challenges that must be faced
to move forward. One of the most important messages of this election
is to remind us that ultimately our journey is to find and live
in our heart. In our heart, no matter where we are in our physical
travels, we have already reached our goal.
ELECTION OF HOPE AND TRANSFORMATION
United States presidential elections are always held when the
Sun is in Scorpio. Scorpio and its ruling planet Pluto demand
an in-depth and honest look at reality. If we are not able or
willing to be honest and truthful with ourselves and each other,
if instead we go into denial, we make serious mistakes and have
to live with the pain and suffering that we cause ourselves, others
and the world.
when the pain we have created is just too much for us to bear,
we give up our illusions and surrender, sometimes willingly and
sometimes unwillingly, to the necessity of change. Fundamental
change requires a transformation in consciousness.
is often said that things have to get really bad for us to be
willing to change. We have reached that point in the world. It
has taken the American and the world economic crisis to wake us
up. We see signs that the apathetic, checked out, victim-oriented
collective consciousness is dissatisfied with the way things are.
There are people everywhere who seem to want to be part of something
new. There is palpable hope in the air.
the United States, the 2008 presidential election seems to have
cracked our attachment to the old and our resistance to change.
What is the nature of the change that is upon us?
most auspicious and interesting planetary alignment of this election
was the exact opposition of SATURN in VIRGO and URANUS in PISCES.
A SATURN/URANUS opposition happens only every 40 years. The last
time Saturn and Uranus were in opposition was in 1965-67. This
was a time of volatile and profound political and social turmoil.
This was the time of impactful civil rights and antiwar demonstrations.
of the retrograde movement of the planets, there will be 3 exact
oppositions of Saturn and Uranus. The first occurred November
4th. So this election is just the beginning of another period
of profound social and economic change. The next exact opposition
is February 5, 2009, when Saturn is retrograde. The third opposition
is September 15, 2009 when Uranus is retrograde.
what is the nature of the relationship between Uranus and Saturn
when they oppose each other? Saturn represents stability, convention,
the status quo, the past, tradition, conservative values, and
resistance to change. Uranus symbolizes reform, rapid change,
transformation, unconventionality, progress, self-empowerment
and freedom. Their opposition dramatically highlights what does
not work and why. We become aware of the necessity to radically
alter structures that no longer serve us. The challenge is to
artfully use wisdom and experience to keep what works, to throw
out what does not work and to support radical transformation where
necessary. When Uranus confronts Saturn, change happens!
this election, John McCain, a 72 year old Virgo, represented Saturn.
If elected, McCain would have been the oldest elected president.
Barack Obama is a Leo with Gemini Moon and Aquarius Ascendant.
Obviously, at 47 years, Obama represents youth and change.
FORCES OF EVOLUTION - OPENING THE DOORS OF THE AQUARIAN AGE
Saturn and Uranus work together, they can combine both pragmatic
(Saturn) and progressive(Uranus) qualities. Note the graceful
and heart-centered concession speech by McCain. There is nothing
so honorable as a good loser.
is a hard worker. But Virgo can also be very critical and cynical.
PISCES (Uranus in Pisces) has its loving and fluid way of helping
us transcend our knit-picking view of the situation and connecting
us with the universal energies of love. Pisces makes it possible
to experience our oneness. Uranus works toward the collective
good and wants everyone to play their part in a the collective
effort. Note Obama's acceptance speech when he talked about every
calloused hand and every person playing a part in creating solutions
to our current challenges.
forces us to eventually move from resentment to soul-searching.
We can no longer afford to mourn the past. We have to embrace
the unknown future. We have to give up victimhood and take responsibility
for what we create.
uplifting message is 'Come from the heart.' Obama, a LEO, embodies
the Sun energy of the heart. (Obama has Sun, Mercury, Uranus,
and the North Node in Leo.) AQUARIUS says include everyone. Everyone
is important. Everyone has a role to play. (Obama has Jupiter(vision)
in Aquarius and Ascendant/Rising (how we view the world) in Aquarius.
reminds us that we are all one. We all have the same need to be
loved. Connection with the Divine gives us hope. The experience
of our oneness expands our mind and our heart space.
went direct - forward movement - November 1st at 21 degrees Aquarius,
supporting us to embrace the ideals of the Aquarian age. We can
feel it - the willingness to collaborate, the desire to do our
part, the feeling of equality, the respect for freedom and the
absolute necessity for change. Collectively and individually,
we are being impelled to take a giant step forward.
is the year that the doors open to step into the Aquarian Age.
Now we must walk through these doors in a new spirit of responsibility,
respect for each other, and willingness to live in our truth with
integrity and commitment to our ideals and values.
are a few more observations about Barack Obama's birth chart.
PRESENTATION TO THE WORLD - Obama has Scorpio on the midheaven
or top of his chart, indicating that he presents himself to the
world in a deep penetrating way. No fluffy winks for Obama. During
his campaign a major theme was - If we focus on superficialities,
gaffs and mud-slinging, nothing will ever change. If we get honest,
we have a chance to build a better America and a better world.
He also has Neptune in Scorpio in the ninth house, indicating
that only profound truth will deliver us out of our illusions.
The ninth house represents spirituality and foreign travel. He
called for mending our foreign alliances in his acceptance speech.
He is going to have work to do get America out of its foreign
- Obama's chart is focused on service. His Mars and Pluto are
in Virgo. Mars indicates where we use our energy. Virgo is service,
attention to details and hard work. Obama's Sun and Mercury, both
in Leo are in the sixth house of Virgo and service.
ARE IMPORTANT - Obama has Uranus and North Node in Leo and Pluto
and Mars in Virgo in the seventh house - the house of relationships.
Uranus in Leo can create surprises from the heart. The North Node
in Leo is new territory for Obama - he is learning how to be heart-centered
in his relationships.
SPIRIT - Obama's Ascendant, South Node and Jupiter are in Aquarius.
He sees the world from Aquarian eyes. The South Node represents
gifts he came in with - he holds strong an Aquarian spirit. Jupiter
is what expands us and leads us into the future. His mission is
to help bring in the Aquarian Age.
TESTS - Obama's Saturn is in Capricorn. It is not surprising that
his Saturn trials and tests relate to social and economic structures.
ALOOF AND DEEPLY INWARD - Once in a while we get that warm Leo
smile from our new President. But often he may seem aloof. Aquarius
is a mental sign and one of the most aloof of the zodiac. Aquarius
is connecting with the universal mind to try to pull in new solutions
and answers to collective problems. With both Jupiter and Saturn
in the twelfth house of Pisces, more is going on inside Obama
than we can observe. He is constantly reflecting and connecting
with higher energies and wisdom.
SPIRIT - Obama's Gemini Moon gives him a playful spirit, a love
of people and a gift of communication. He is always on the move.
His Venus in Cancer is in the fifth house of Leo fun. Venus in
Cancer means that what he loves is his family, his home, the Mother
Earth and his country.
- As mentioned above, Obama's Sun, Mercury, Uranus and North Node
are in Leo. Leo has a big heart, an ability to self-focus and
a very brilliant aura. He is going to need all for the daunting
Obama, we send you blessings for stepping forward to take on this
American nation and the world changed November 4, 2008. But the
impact of the planetary alignments not only impacted our collective
consciousness, they impacted each of us. In some way, unique to
each of us, we are being invited and even forced to change. How
did the opposing energies of Saturn and Uranus affect you? What
are you leaving behind? What new doors are you walking through?
What uncharted territory are you now ready and willing to explore?
What soul memories are you now able to remember?
day we will look back at this point in history and realize not
only did something change in the collective psyche, we each personally
experienced quantum shifts. The transformation that we are currently
experiencing is sudden, evolutionary and permanent. The past is
gone. The extent to which we can let go and not hold on will determine
the level of our empowerment, creativity, happiness and freedom.
CONSEQUENCES OF OUR CHOICES
are a part of a moment in time when more than ever our choices
make a significant difference in our individual and collective
future. The Scorpio and Pluto archetypes wake us up to the importance
of the consequences of our choices. They remind us that we are
in constant metamorphosis. We are always in the process of dying
and being reborn. But at certain times in the cycle, the moment
of birth is upon us. We have to decide if we will cling to the
old and create more pain for ourselves or let go and move toward
greater freedom, peace and love.
represents the descent into the unconscious, the unknown and the
underworld where there is no light. We can extricate ourselves
only by shining light into the areas of our lives where light
is needed. Will we shine the light of hope or will we transmit
the frequencies of fear, revenge, victimhood and apathy? As you
make your moment by moment choices, always remember that without
light, we miss our mark. Without light, we cannot find our way
out of the darkness.
our challenge is to beam more light into our darkness. The task
upon us is to face our personal and collective realities with
brutal honesty and commitment to finding and living our truth.
AND HEAL YOUR WOUNDS
combination of forces activated and available at this moment support
us in healing our wounds. We are being nudged to hold the space
of love for ourselves, each other, our community, our country
and the world during this exciting, but challenging and intense
are being asked to quit complaining and judging and to use our
energy more productively - to get to work and do our part - BOTH
INNER AND OUTER. We are being asked to open our hearts to ourselves
and each other. During the challenging times ahead we will need
(1) to use our expanded sensitivity to connect with Spirit and
our Soul, (2) to listen to and be guided by higher reason, truth
and our heart, and (3) to remember, to experience and to act from
the perspective of our oneness.
FULL MOON NOVEMBER 12-13
Taurus Full Moon is a SuperMoon, when the Moon is closest in its
orbit to the Earth. "SuperMoons function like laser beams,
focalizing the constant stream of electromagnetic particles into
more coherent channels of energy. SuperMoons also increase gravitational
pulls, generating more extreme tides, weather and emotional reactions."
*(1) The effects of this Full Moon are intensified by the shift
of signs of Pluto and the beginning of 'the Sixth Day' of the
ENTERS CAPRICORN NOVEMBER 11
11th - 11/11 Pluto definitively moves into Capricorn until 2023.
Pluto gnaws away at whatever does not work and exposes the reasons
why. Pluto in Capricorn demands a truthful look at the state of
our economic, political and social structures and a total revamping
based on an honest look at what we have created and what must
we are being asked the question - Who am I in the world?
- THE MAYAN COSMOLOGY
the Mayan cosmology, 'the Thirteen Heavens, divided into seven
days and six nights, represent the fundamental stages of creation.'
*(2) The Fifth Nights was between November 18, 2007 and November
12, 2008. During the time of the Fifth Night, we experience economic
upheaval, the breakdown of superficial materialistic values and
hierarchical, patriarchal structures. The Sixth Day begins November
12, 2008 and goes through November 7, 2009. During the Sixth Day,
it is said that chaos and darkness will give way to light and
an enlightenment global consciousness. *(3)
GOD IN ALL
Obama draw is the energy of the Leo/Aquarius axis that he embodies.
To move into the Aquarian Age, we must live in and operate from
our hearts (Leo) and we must work together collectively to achieve
our goals (Aquarius.)
Bhajan said, 'If you can't see God in all, you can't see God at
all." And this is our greatest test and challenge at this
time - to have such a profound shift in consciousness that we
actually have this experience and live in this reality. This is
not just a good idea. It is a transformation in consciousness
that allows us to create a better world in the Aquarian Age.
THE HEART WE ARE ONE
our heart chakra is open, we awaken to a space of love where (1)
There is no discussion or judgment. (2) We feel and can operate
out of compassion for ourselves and for others. (3) We are not
dependent upon others to have an experience of love. (4) We can
hold the neutral space of love, independent of what others are
thinking, feeling and projecting. (5) We can offer this space
without attaching conditions, expectations or neediness. (6) We
enter the realm of simply being love and enjoying the state of
love. (7) We experience our oneness. And it feels good!
are many kriyas to open the heart in TRANSITIONS TO A HEART-CENTERED
WORLD. The one that I choose for the Guru Rattana On-line streaming
video class the day after the election is Cleansing the Lymph
Glands on pages 66 -7. The Magic Mantra Meditation is on page
kriya wakens our heart so that we can consciously live in the
space of love. The Magic Mantra Meditation uses the sacred mantra
EK ONG KAR SAT GURPRASAD SAT GURPRASD EK ONG KAR. This means that
the true gift is that we are all one and all made from the same
creator. Magic happens when we have this experience of oneness.
practice this meditation, sit with the hands together, palms up,
cupped in front of the heart center. The sides of the hands and
the Mercury fingers must touch so there is no space. If there
is a gap between your fingers, adjust them so there is no gap.
The thumbs are comfortably out to the sides. With the eyes closed,
look into the cupped hands. Repeat in a monotone:
ONG KAR SAT GURPRASAD
GURPRASD EK ONG KAR
is no special breathing. Simply let the breath adjust itself.
To feel the results, it is best to chant this meditation for 31
minutes, but 11, 15 and 22 are OK too.
AND POWERS OF THIS MANTRA
Bhajan explained that there is nothing equal to this mantra. Chanting
this mantra 'elevates the self beyond duality and establishes
the flow of the Spirit. It will make the mind so powerful that
it will remove all obstacles. We call it the magic mantra because
its positive effect happens quickly and lasts a long time. But
IT HAS TO BE CHANTED WITH REVERENCE, IN A PLACE OF REVERENCE.
When you meditate n this mantra, be sure that your surroundings
are serene and reverent and that you practice it with reverence.'
you chant be gracefully aware of building a space of love. When
you have completed the chanting, sit quietly and hold the space
of love inside yourself. Anchor in this feeling and set your intention
to take this space with you into the world. You will recognize
others in this space because you will experience our oneness.
tuning in with 'ong na mo guru dev na mo,' we usually chant the
protective mantra 'ad guray na may, sat guray na may, siri guru
day vay na may'. I invite all those who wish to do so, to include
President-elect Obama in this protection. See him and yourselves
surrounded in both protective white and gold light. He will need
this protection for as long as he is President.
you choose to participate in bringing in the Aquarian Age, your
participation is requested and required. Our touchstone is ONENESS.
New Moon' and 'Taurus Full Moon,' by Stephanie Austin, The
Mountain Astrologer, Oct/Nov 2008, Issue #141, pages 103-4.
Transitions to a Heart-Centered World, by Guru Rattan
Kaur Khalsa, available on http://www.yogatech.com
1. Austin, p. 103.
Austin, p. 103.
Austin, p. 103.
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an astrological "bi-wheel", here is Barack Obama's planets
(outside) surrounding the U.S. chart (inside), which will show
how he affects the country:
first thing that popped out at me was Barack's Venus conjunct
(within a couple degrees of) the U.S.'s Venus in the 7th house).
No wonder we like this guy...