The French Aristocracy never saw it coming either.


New Moon March 30, 2014.
2:45pm EDT; 11:45a PDT; 7:45pm GT

Well now, and how has March of 2014 treated you? They don’t call it March Madness for nothing huh? Me not being a team sports fan. I guess if I’m writing this and you’re reading this, then we made it this far anyway.

So there’s the experience of the world and the experience of the self – however entwined. Like there’s this part of you that can drive down the road hearing on the radio about the crazy shit happening everywhere, watching the crazy shit people all around you are doing; that can encounter people – co-workers, friends, people in stores – and this part of you is just sort of noting it all. It’s sort of like the way dogs are constantly sniffing everything when they walk down a trail – there’s a lot that just passes through the filters. I mean, it’s too much, for the most part, to let it get to you.

You meaning the part of you that experiences your own life, you know what I mean? That part of you that experiences those bits that stick; that recognizes how you’re doing with it all. The part of you that senses how you are responding to not only all the external but also your own psychological process. That senses why you are doing what you are doing and how other people might be experiencing you.

Do you have that part? Maybe not everyone does. I mean, how else can people do the things they do, unless they’re entirely unable to observe themselves?

So me for instance, I have quite a capacity to absorb the data, the evidence, of how screwed our 1) country is, and 2) our species is. Just looking back at the last month you know, with CPAC, MH370, an unfathomable number of oil spills… I could go on, but it’s not tenable, there’s no way to handle it all. Well… actually there is (vis a vis the title of this article), but we’ll come to that.

For instance, take a breath and note your personal space, and then read this: “Open the Books, a new nonprofit working for greater transparency in government spending, reports that between 2000 and 2012, Fortune magazine’s top 100 companies received $1.2 trillion from the feds. Then add this: “Richard Rubin at Bloomberg News recently found that, “The largest US-based companies added $206 billion to their stockpiles of offshore profits last year, parking earnings in low-tax countries until Congress gives them a reason not to. The multinational companies have accumulated $1.95 trillion outside the US, up 11.8 percent from a year earlier.” (Credit Michael Winslip at

Any noticeable ripple in your experience? Is there a social justice part of you that gets balled up by that?

So that’s just our fascist system… you know, it presses down a little. But hey, weed is legal now – you can get by. Even if you do understand what “Holocene Extinction” means.

Irony is when playground bullying becomes a big deal and corporate bullying becomes passé.

I have done the “I’m not watching the news” thing, and I have friends who go that route. But even if you actually DO live in a bubble, you can’t get away from the energetic assault. I suppose it’s conceivable that if you were living light years away you might be insulated, but I doubt it. Because all matter is linked instantaneously in the field of energy. And then, I would have to question why one would want to be insulated from the experience, anyway. Because as an energetic being you have chosen to inhabit matter – specifically, if you are reading this, to inhabit one of the human life-form versions of terrestrial cilia. Whether you admit it or not, you are an antenna. And what, you want to stop receiving? (author’s note – work on the concept of self as “terrestrial cilia.” And yes, the weather is part of it).

In a sense, any reference to astrology here is a distraction, because most people who “believe” in astrology use it like a drug, as a way out, a way to put the tension somewhere else. But let’s pretend we’re doing something different with it. Let’s imagine that we see astrology as a reflection of the human experience – personal and collective – without requiring causality in either the chart or the experience. We have to accommodate a lot of subjectivity, a lot of variation in the experience, but there is a way that astrology reveals the thread.

Speaking of subjective variability as the path to the collective thread… have you been enjoying the little calendars I’ve been putting in the New Moon articles? As I’ve said before, no matter what I think or what any astrologer thinks of what any of these events “mean,” what matters is how you experience them. Like, these can really help untangle the Gordian knot of personal feelings if you are willing to honestly assess your experience within these cycles. Which is what my “Rebirthing Through the Moon” readings are for – like a guided tour of you in real time.

Well, here’s the next one, from Aries New Moon to Taurus New Moon:
3/30/2014 10:45 New Moon Aries 10
3/31/2014 18:29 Moon conjunct South Node Aries 29
3/31/2014 23:39 Sun square Jupiter Aries/Cancer 12
4/1/2014 23:09 Sun conjunct Uranus Aries 13 Jupiter/Pluto T-Square
4/3/2014 1:22 Sun square Pluto Aries/Capricorn 14
4/5/2014 12:31 Venus into Pisces Pisces 1
4/7/2014 7:35 Mercury into Aries Aries 1
4/8/2014 13:04 Sun opposite Mars Aries/Libra 19
4/10/2014 23:17 Sun conjunct Juno Aries 22
4/11/2014 18:23 Venus conjunct Neptune Pisces 7
4/14/2014 10:32 Mercury square Jupiter Aries/Cancer 13
4/14/2014 15:15 Mercury conjunct Uranus Aries 14
4/14/2014 16:47 Pluto Rx Capricorn 14
4/15/2014 5:23 Moon conjunct North Node Libra 29
4/16/2014 3:15 Mercury opposite Mars Aries/Libra 17
4/18/2014 4:12 Sun conjunct South Node Aries 29 Mars/Jupiter/Pluto/Uranus Grand Cross
4/19/2014 19:56 Sun into Taurus Taurus 1
4/19/2014 23:29 Jupiter square Uranus Aries/Cancer 14
4/20/2014 9:40 Venus conjunct Alpha Omega Pisces 17
4/20/2014 15:26 Jupiter opposite Pluto Cancer/Capricorn 14
4/21/2014 12:21 Uranus Sq. Pluto Aries/Capricorn 14
4/21/2014 20:12 Mercury conjunt Juno Aries 28
4/22/2014 6:35 Mercury conjunct South Node Aries 29
4/22/2014 11:28 Mars square Jupiter Cancer/Libra 14 Mars/Pluto Rx
4/22/2014 23:08 Mars opposite Uranus Aries/Libra 14
4/23/2014 1:16 Mercury into Taurus Taurus 1
4/25/2014 12:54 Saturn Septile Pluto Scorpio 22/Capricorn 14
4/25/2014 19:27 Sun conjunct Mercury Taurus 6
4/28/2013 3:35 Moon conjunct South Node Aries 29
4/28/2013 23:14 New Moon Taurus 9


During the linear time experience of the period contained in the above calendar, there will, undoubtedly, be an event of some kind that catalyzes the American populace into action. The Corporate/Carbon/Economic criminals are going to go too far, in a way that unites us, who have been divided.

The part of me that experiences myself in the midst of this period sees me as very radicalized, impassioned. I’m writing a lot and what I’m writing is very “cause” oriented. In my cycle of faith…. Hold on a minute here, I need to make this really clear: human beings are essentially the Earth’s taste buds. Like, taste buds that are learning to taste, to experience, life. We transmit our experience of life to the Earth – She receives our experience much like a mother receives the experience of life her child has.

And for a long time, we’ve been having quite a tantrum, beating and biting her. Have you ever heard a big tree hit the ground? I have realized recently that each time a human cuts down a tree, it’s like a child beating on its mother. There’s this vibration that reverberates through the skin of the Earth. And you come to realize that just 200 years ago, this planet was covered in billions of 2-300 foot tall trees, and that during these last couple of hundred years, billions of them have been cut down. And I just think of the sound of that, the violence of that sound. Playing the mother like a drum.

And this is why I say that there is no bubble that can insulate you from the energetics, from the frequency of our times. You can meditate, medicate, journey, clear, hide…. But as long as you are alive, inhabiting your cells, you will experience the cellular reverberation of our drum beat, our tantrum, our violence.

According to many texts, humans are special. We label ourselves intelligent. We think of our verbal and written communications as evidence of “higher” cognition.

Well, now is the time for us to prove that we are somehow special – that we are somehow different from other life forms. That we won’t overshoot the carrying capacity of our planet. That we will grow beyond that most vile, basest form of behavior which we call capitalism. If human consciousness is special, then we will choose to peacefully contract.

In my cycle of faith, I oscillate between thinking that there is a vibrational solution to climate change and social stratification, and thinking that we have gone too far and it is too late. For a while, I had a very strong belief that we will choose to pray beauty into our lives collectively. Lately I’ve been thinking that if we don’t make it, we didn’t deserve to.

I am certain that all of us came here at this time to challenge the limits of biological behavior. To see if there truly is something “higher” about human kind. Our children will know how we answered that question. The Holocene Extinction is not giving us any more time.

This April is it. The crossroads.

From John Sandbach’s Omega series of zodiac degree symbols, here is Aries 10, where the Moon is New at 2:44 PM Eastern time on March 30th, 2014. It is, “In many different places, a man keeps seeing the same number.” The question is, will his awareness be sufficient to notice it or will he filter it as just more noise in the system?

Our number is up. We all pulled this card. Let them eat cake.

What is love?


“The French aristocracy never saw it coming either”
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