It was a holiday week, in reverence to the Christian celebration of Good Friday and Easter. However, last week was anything but celebratory for Christians who were attacked both militantly by Islamist extremist in Kenya (147 at least dead), and politically by anti-discrimination groups in Indiana where “Religious Freedom” laws were protested and then reversed. It is all part of the Jupiter (religion and philosophy) – Neptune (faith) – Saturn (laws and repression) configuration that is starting to build up in the cosmos. It won’t peak until late 2015 through 2016.
LONGER-TERM THOUGHTS “The gunman ordered us to lay down on the ground and we did that. He asked us are you Muslims, and I responded ‘Yes, please don’t kill us, we are Muslims.’” Wall Street Journal, “Islamists Kill Scores in Kenya College Attacks.”
April 3, 2015. It is Easter weekend, a high holy time for Christians, so I thought I would take a moment to discuss the astrological correlations to the religious wars, conflicts, and persecutions going on today. I know it is dangerous to talk about religion and politics. We are taught that at a very young age. But in the typical rebellious and independent Uranian spirit as I am born to be (Uranus near my midheaven at birth), I violate this warning with much generosity. It doesn’t matter.
Someone once told me that what I say is never a problem, until people start to hear/listen to what I say. But since I speak in the language of astrology, and since astrology is seldom taken seriously by serious people who believe they are seriously important, I am not seriously worried.
So let me start by saying that astrology is a serious study, despite the reality that serious people do not seriously think this is so. There is a greater reality, and for those who seriously study astrology, they know.
What do they know?
That serious people don’t generally know that they don’t know. They are too saturnine. And Saturn rules seriousness in the serious study of astrology.
Right now, Saturn (seriousness) is in the sign of Sagittarius, which rules things like folly, righteousness, beliefs, and religion. It will be there until December 20, 2017 (the winter solstice), when it and the Sun move together into the even more serious sign of Capricorn, which Saturn rules. There will be a short interruption June 15-September 18, 2015, when Saturn retrogrades back into Scorpio
So what happens in the field of religion and “personal beliefs” when you combine Saturn (laws and seriousness) with Sagittarius (religion and beliefs)?
You get conflicts between laws and religion, between beliefs and life styles, which gives rise to things like “political correctness.” Now, if ever there was an oxymoron, this is it.
Saturn in Sagittarius is a time when political correctness reaches new heights in serious folly. We are going into an era where we may try to legislate behavior based on beliefs that are in conflict with one another.
A person whose belief system, based on an upbringing of centuries-old religious “truths” (maybe another oxymoron), may be accused of being discriminatory if he/she refuses to follow a newly created law that is in opposition to those ancient beliefs. If a Christian in Kenya refuses to proclaim he is a Muslim at the point of a gun, he is murdered. If the young daughter of a small restaurant owner, who is a Christian in a small town in Indiana, is asked is asked by a reporter if she would cater a wedding for a gay couple and replies that no, this is against her religious belief, then the owner of the restaurant becomes subject to hate mail and threats.
If a gay couple chooses to marry out of love but is denied service by a commercial vendor because of their beliefs, then this is an act of discrimination that is – or soon to be – likely to result in some sort of felony.
This is the nature of Saturn in Sagittarius. And it is only going to get more difficult as Jupiter (ruler of Sagittarius) will soon move into Virgo and form a square aspect (difficulty reconciling these two principles even further) to Saturn in 2016-2017. Yet it is these very types of debates that lead us to examine the folly of our righteous beliefs in our collective effort to live together harmoniously on this planet.
We are evolving. And right now (through 2020), we are in a major collective evolutionary state of transformation, trying to figure out:
- what is real,
- what is folly,
- and what is “politically correct,” which is itself an exercise in folly because people have different beliefs and …
well, don’t they have the right to their beliefs, at least as long as it doesn’t cause harm to others and isn’t forced upon them at the point of a gun? We are coming out of the most intense and difficult aspects of our lifetime- Uranus square Pluto (June 2012 through March 2015).
And now we are entering a time of serious debate (Saturn) as to what is worth fighting for (Sagittarius).
We must also question:
- “Is it worth killing for?
- Is it worth dying for?”
Under Saturn in Sagittarius, serious people will unfortunately think the answer to both is “yes.” Wouldn’t it better if serious people could engage in respectful debate and discussion, even if they disagree? That too is possible if we can just agree on the rules of engagement, because if we don’t, we risk the serious consequences of disengagement on a mass level.
What are those consequences?
When people don’t care, they forfeit their rights to those who do.
This is why I love politics. It is the one place where we have the opportunity to debate, discuss, and disagree, and then come to a consensus in a democracy, which itself may be worth fighting for, even dying for.
After all, what is a life without basic human rights, such as freedom to… be? This is the message of Uranus in the language of astrology. This is my Easter/Passover message on the weekend of a powerful lunar eclipse forming a T-square to Uranus and Pluto. Have a happy holiday weekend, especially if you are Christian, Jewish, or any other religion that celebrates this time of the year, for I know this a special season that holds special meaning in your religion(s). You don’t deserve to die, or be threatened, harassed, or persecuted for your beliefs. No one does, as long as those beliefs don’t harm others or interfere with the rights of others to exist and believe according to their conscience.
source of article: http://www.mmacycles.com/weekly-preview/mma-comments-for-the-week/mma-comments-for-the-week-beginning-april-6,-2015/