“The New Moon will be in the section of the sky calledSwati nakshatra in Vedic Astrology. Swati holds the shakti of the wind and is known for its restless nature. It is ruled by the rebellious shadow serpent, Rahu. Over the last couple months Rahu’s transformative power has been amplified by a strange and disorientating influence called Kala Sarpa Yoga, The Serpent of Time. Rahu is leading the world through unsteady territory by peeling off layers of political conspiracy and distorting principles.
Now, more than ever, it is time to call upon the special power of this New Moon. In India it is celebrated as Diwali, the 5-day festival of lights and (for some communities) the New Year. On the New Moon, lamps are lit and fireworks are set to symbolize the victory of knowledge over ignorance and good over evil. Homes are cleaned and decorated with lights to call in the blessings of the goddess of abundance(Lakshmi) and the breaker of obstacles (Lord Ganesha). The divine blessing of this New Moon will ignite the power of light over darkness and give the blessings of prosperity and happiness.
Stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline which endangers the water supply to Native American reservations.
Created by C.S. on August 15, 2016
“The Dakota Access pipeline is set to be constructed near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, crossing under the Missouri River which is the only source of water to the reservation. The pipeline is planned to transport approximately 470,000 barrels of crude oil per day. The potential of oil leaks would contaminate the only source of water for the reservation. While Dakota Access claims oil leaks are unlikely, an oil leak from a separate pipeline in North Dakota was discovered (8/15/16) to have leaked over 500 barrels of oil since the leak began on July 19, 2016. You can read the article here: http://bit.ly/2aVm5cv
. A leak like this from the Dakota Access pipeline would leave the Standing Rock Sioux without any clean water.”~www.petitions.whitehouse.gov
(it has already been delivered with twice the necessary amount of signatures~L).
So since “nothing is normal” is the new normal, this may be remembered as the moment my blog got political. Not in the usual, going for the laugh kind of way because when it comes to water, I have a very personal boundary. The effect of poisoning the headwaters (which, given our ability to contain and safely transport oil is a certainty if the pipeline goes through) is a thing we must all be aware of. We have to choose.
This is the moment when, astrologically, it can all change. This new moon can be a new beginning where we no longer keep our heads down and support the status quo when we KNOW it is wrong to do so. This can be the moment when we show our solidarity with the earth, our children’s future and our integrity as human beings. This can be the moment when we vow never to “go along to get along” and suffer in silence again.
Revel in the beautiful animal that you are. Find the “line of strength that pulls you through the fear”. You have every right to be here. WE are more powerful than WE can imagine and we do not have to accept ANY restrictions UNLESS we CHOOSE TO.
And it is WE who will choose for the next seven generations.
As we move toward 2020 and the Pluto return of the United States, it’s a good time to be honest with ourselves. We know what is wrong and right for the health of the planet. We know that “survival of the fittest” and rampant capitalism has consequences we now must mitigate. It’s time. If we cannot see at this point, through the shabby charade of maintaining silence for the sake of political and economic reasons, what in the world will it take? If we cannot see at this point, the consequences of handing over our autonomy to the highest bidder or the biggest bully, what in the world will it take?
If we don’t stand up now, we may find out.
And here is where you will say “then she went really wacky”. I have been keeping this to myself because I was worried I would be misunderstood. I am not predicting the future with astrology with my next request, I am just expressing my care. I think it would be wise to have several weeks of food and water on hand and an emergency plan for your loved ones at this time. The reasons I say that are many and if you would like to here more, write to me and I will elaborate. But honestly, how could it hurt?
I will have lost some of you to this post, I know. I am not trying to collect people. I AM trying to stay true to who I am, to stay in my integrity and improve my alignment. Loving you and showing care for you is the only way I know how.
The only way out is through.
Mind your heart,
(The campaign is up for one more week, if you’d care to contribute. You have my gratitude for non-financial support, too.)