23 August 2016 – Astro-Weather: Saturn, Mars, & Antares finally line up. They make a nearly straight, vertical line in the south-southwest as the stars come out, as shown below. Tomorrow the line will be nearly as straight, but with Mars now on the other side of the Saturn-Antares line, at the time of twilight
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” ~Aldous Huxley
Feast Day of Rose of Lima
Black Ribbon Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism & Nazism
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition
30 BC – After the successful invasion of Egypt, Octavian executes Marcus Antonius Antyllus, eldest son of Mark Antony, & Caesarion, the last king of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt & only child of Julius Caesar & Cleopatra
20 BC – Ludi Volcanalici = games or chariot races, held within the temple precinct of Vulcan for the fire god’s Feast Day, to mark the treaty with Parthia by Augustus
79 – Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire
1244 – Siege of Jerusalem: The city’s citadel, the Tower of David, surrenders to Khwarezmian (Persian) Empire
1382 – Siege of Moscow: The Golden Horde led by khan Tokhtamysh lays siege
1572 –St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre a wave of Catholic mob violence, directed against the Huguenots (French Calvinist Protestants) during the French Wars of Religion. Traditionally believed to have been instigated by Catherine de’ Medici, the mother of King Charles IX.
1754 – Birthday of Louis XVI of France
1839 – The United Kingdom captures Hong Kong. The ensuing 3-year conflict will later be known as the First Opium War
1914 – World War I: Japan declares war on Germany
1926 – Deathday of Rudolph Valentino, Italian-American actor
1939 – World War II: Nazi Germany & the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression treaty, the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact. In a secret addition to the pact, the Baltic states, Finland, Romania, & Poland are divided between the two nations.
1942 – World War II: Beginning of the Battle of Stalingrad
1944 – World War II: Marseille is liberated by the Allies
1944 – Freckleton Air Disaster: A United States Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator bomber crashes into a school in Freckleton, England killing 61 people
1966 – Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon
1970 –César Chávez leads the Salad Bowl strike, the largest farm worker strike in U.S. history
1973 – A bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden, turns into a hostage crisis, who begin to sympathize with their captors, leading to the term “Stockholm syndrome”
1989 – Singing Revolution: Two million people from Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania stand on the Vilnius–Tallinn road, holding hands for restoration of independence
1990 – Armenia declares its independence from the Soviet Union
1990 – Saddam Hussein appears on Iraqi state television with a number of Western “guests” (actually hostages) to try to prevent the Gulf War
1991 – Tim Berners-Lee opens the World Wide Web to new users
1996 – Osama bin Laden issues message entitled ‘A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.’
2000 – Gulf Air Flight 072 crashes into the Persian Gulf killing 143
2011 – A magnitude 5.8 earthquake occurs in Virginia as a result of ‘Fracking’. Damage occurs to monuments & structures in Washington D.C. with damage estimated at 300 million
~Oh Mother see how I have ripened, becoming
Upright & tall as a weed tree on the parkway.
Seeds sown on the wind
Swell up in the shade of the city street
Conversing with the blacktop softening in the sun.
When the light comes after
The shadow playing in a passing cloud
Bent on the steam of my breathing
All is blue bliss
Even into deep caverns
Where secret waters run high
Pacing with the star-tides.
Quenching the lioness
Renewing Regulus in the heart of heaven
A circus ring riding
High on the rising wheat
With the Virgin pushing past
Hells plush taverns
A sweet prayer of Love in action
A chord ever chiming
In a soft whisper thru my August soul
“Per corem Leonis in signo virginis in sororitatem steallarum te salvamus”
Maybe because I watched ‘Mists of Avalon’ with my daughter last night, I awoke with that mysteries Latin phrase in my head. It makes me think of Steiner’s verse:
“Stars once spoke to Man
It is World destiny that they are silent now.
To be aware of the silence
Can become pain for earthly Man.
But in the deepening silence
There grows and ripens
What Man speaks to the Stars
To be aware of the speaking
Can be strength for Spirit-Man” (Give to Marie Steiner by Rudolf Steiner on Christmas Day 1922)
This mantra speaks to the evolution of human consciousness: From the time when human beings were vessels thru which the gods – the spiritual beings of the stars, once spoke; into the Copernican revolution when modern science needed to prevail, teaching us to know the measure & number of the physical world; into our current time of the Consciousness Soul Age, when we can learn once again to Speak with the Stars.
When attempting to understand a shift in consciousness as vast as the one in which every one of us is involved at this very second, you have to think big. Really big. You have to stretch your mind & imagination. The fact is, when it’s time for a change, the conveyor belt moves right along, & like it or not, you must move along with it, or fall right off into oblivion.
If you can climb an imaginary tree to the highest limb, you can see over the treetops & look far ahead, to the farthest horizon, where the future curves out of sight. Then turn around & look in the opposite direction far into the past. Then maybe we can make a clearer assumption about where we are right now.
About twenty-six thousand years ago, according to archaeological evidence, warrior goddesses ruled the world. They hunted, they fished & were generally in charge of things. Women dominated the known world. The fixed star Regulus, the heart of Leo the Lion, transited the sign of Virgo, around that time.
And as of a year ago today, Regulus, entered Virgo. Here we are again! On the brink of enormous social transformation. Are women coming back into power? Doesn’t look that way when you see how hard the good ol’ boys are trying to hang on to their war toys. And yet, we stand at this very moment on the threshold of a new age. The Age of The Woman.
Looking back about two thousand years ago, we see that Julius Caesar was being born -As were the grandparents of Jesus Christ. No one would have ever been able to predict the evolutionary story that would unfold from those events. Just think of it. Julius Caesar & Christ’s little old Jewish Gramma – who could think they would end up together & evolve the union of the Roman Empire & Judaism into a universal Christianity!
Who could have ever foreseen that? So it’s impossible to see two thousand years into the future without a wildly active imagination. But this time in our history, right now, Regulus has moved once again into Virgo, the sign of the Virgin. i.e. the ‘whole’ Woman. Here She comes folks, so better start strewing NON-GMO kernels of corn in her path.
But what will happen to the Plutocratic elite cabal of banksters who are now secretly running the world from their gated mansions, deposing democratically elected officials & replacing them with their bankster puppets?
Don’t worry. Think big. Think ahead. There will be a war between the individual & the System. That’s already happening. Pluto in Capricorn will take care of the bankster elite. Once they have gained all the power possible & captured control of all the money, which they intend to do, they will all be knocked off when the goddesses storm the castle.
But don’t hold your breath – It’s not going to be tomorrow. These things don’t happen overnight. These things have to be done delicately.
But where did it all start? And where does the fixed star Regulus fit in to the story?
It is my thought that perhaps Regulus, being the beginnings of the human heart, is one of the Guides of our Solar System, & ultimately the cycles of human social evolution. Regulus the heart of the Lion, brings Galactic power, juice & spiritual messages to the people of the Earth from a Higher Source, influencing the direction of our consciousness & growth. Every time the Sun, Moon, planets, asteroids, Nodes & all the other spiritual bodies pass beneath Regulus, they get a jolt, a cosmic-heart message that seeps into the mass consciousness, no matter how long it takes.
When we look into the night sky now & see Regulus, we are only now consciously perceiving light that was sent streaming toward us in the nineteen thirties. While there may be all sorts of conclusions we can draw from that, at the end of the day, they are still merely anecdotal speculations.
But think on this: You may remember the stories that people were told for years about the appearance of the Virgin Mary to the Children of Fatima. It was said that she deposited three letters to be opened at different time intervals, to be read by the reigning Pope, containing messages for the human race. It was said that when the Pope opened the last one, he fainted – & never revealed the contents to the world.
It’s time now. Wouldn’t you like to know what was in that letter?
“Per corem Leonis in signo virginis in sororitatem steallarum te salvamus”. which means: “Through the heart of the lion, in the sign of the woman, we welcome you in the sisterhood of the stars”
Blessings & Peace ~Hazel Archer Ginsberg