Welcome back to the Asylum, Hell-raisers! That's right, its Cardinal Crisis time all over again! And what do we say when I say say that, kids?
BRING IT, BITCHES!!! Y'ALL AINT GOT SHIT!!
Ahhh, Aries... Refreshing, isnt it? That raw passion, the pure energy... Its intoxicating. This go around, the stage is pure Cardinal Crisis- The Cyprus banking crisis and the oligarchs of the EU who engineered it, problems with the drones and the implications of war, The fight over Equality in America, A new pope that breaks with tradition wherever you look, Climate change finally starting to get out of control, posion food, an incarcerated population, obesity, the war on terror/ drugs, It can make this life seem like a circus, and not the good kind. This is the nightmare circus, the one that drags you in, makes you lower your guard, then gets you alone, overwhelms your senses, and you wind up in a gutter realizing that there really was no zebra there at all (raising serious questions about your mental state...)
So what do you do? Well ladies and gentlemen, I tell you what you do- You dig deep and master yourself. You do this because its the only way to outlast the craziness- And I'm going to show you how to do it, so that you can outlast the crazy.
Muhfuggin Aries.... Alright, so this is borderline ridiculous. We have five planets within orb of a major stellium, all centering on Uranus, sextile Jupiter, inconjunct Saturn, and squaring Pluto? Gods help us. If there was any one thing to take away, its this- You don't get the luxury of being ignorant anymore. It is ON, and you better be prepared, starting 3 weeks ago- To the Hustler go the spoils! Anything that doesn't serve you anymore, release it. Search out your limiting beliefs (I'm not good enough, I don't have enough, I'm too ugly, I'm too broken....) and ANNIHILATE THEM. Do not hesitate, or they will continue to have you. Do not do battle with them, because if you do, then you play into their game and you lose right then. Instead, laugh at them. Affix your feet in the security of your soul and move with the gravity of your entire being against this thought that is so small, it has to hide in the darkest corners of your mind- Step into your glory: How can anything, much less something like that, stand against YOU? Wear a rubber band, and any time you feel yourself slipping back into those thought patterns, snap yourself out of it, literally! This is the time to create your new patterns, because they will gain momentum in Taurus.
The Sun, Moon, Venus, Mars and Uranus- So, aside from all that, other influences- Cyllarus shows that you need to get behind something. Find a cause and live for it so that you dont die for nothing down the road. A square to Kronos demands that you need to take a longer view. Look to your future. A sextile to Iris tells you to watch out for a sign or message coming your way. Listen to your gut, you'll recognize it when you see it. A conjunction to Hygeia implores that you listen to your body's needs and prioritize your health and fitness- A warrior needs to be in peak condition! An opposition to Typhon shows that you must not allow your emotions to carry you away- Stay in control of your words and actions. An opposition to Urania confirms this- Keep a diamond mind, and avoid tipping your hand. A trine to my favorite new centaur, Orius, shows that if you don't fight this, but instead work with it and make room for the changes that are occurring, then you will discover new wellsprings of passion and a lust for your life that you thought was long gone! Don't cling to what holds you back! Go wild! A sextile to Atropos confirms this, but tells you that you will need to cut yourself away from what you are trying to lean up against. I ask you this- Why lean and struggle to stand, when you could use your wings and fly free? A square to Narcissus lends a final warning however- You must conquer your ego before all else can take place. This isnt some airy-fairy crap, if you try to do any of this without subduing your own ego and making it work for you instead of the other way around, then it will just trip you up every step along the way. This can only be achieved by taking a hard look at yourself and where you are along your path. Do not flinch from the brutal truth- No, embrace it, because there's nothing else in this world that can set you free from the chains you bought for yourself. Let it burn away the guano that's caked onto your skin and expose the raw, clean skin underneath.
Mercury and Chiron- Yeah, I know I dont normally include Chiron in my Lunation list, but strange times call for furious dancing... Both of these guys are currently in Pisces and direct. So what happens when the Quicksilver Magician meets the Wounded Healer? Pure dead magic, as it turns out! A trine to Helio shows that this time right now is one for you to show yourself off and put yourself out there to the world. A square to Jupiter confirms this. Perfect timing, too- We could really use you in here. Another trine, to Saturn, confirms this, and warns you of the consequences of not stepping up to your personal best, and using this opportunity for the greatest good, with maturity and intention. Don't tempt the Grim Reaper. While we're on the subject, a sextile to the King of Hell gives you a rare chance to invoke some personal alchemy. When Pluto chooses to show you a weakness in yourself (as indicated above) use it to gain some awareness and transform it into a new strength by giving it up and allowing Pluto to show you a new way forward. This can only be done if you are willing to open up to the awareness of your weakness, rather than live in a delusion of invulnerability. A square to Orius helps you here, enabling you to access new paths once you step outside of your comfort zone and acknowledge that you don't have all of the answers just yet.
Neptune- Last, but not least, the Guardian of the Edges, the Watcher of the Waters: Neptune. Our soggy, seaweed-brained storm god is rather quiet (which is always worrying... still waters run very deep with him, and you never know whats hiding down there), other than the opposition to Orcus that I have nothing left to write on at the moment, and a rather curious conjunction to Nemesis. You are challenged not to allow the changes of an inconstant and fickle Fortune to turn you bitter and angry. No, you must let your grudges wash over you instead, dropping the hot coal in your hand without finding a target to throw it at. Do this and succeed- Lash out in prideful anger and it is you who will be struck. You choose.
This is where I leave you, guys. This is once in a lifetime Astro, and it has major gifts for those who tap into it and use it for what it is- a personal Renaissance. No matter what you choose to do, make sure it is a path that YOU choose, and one that you commit to 100%. This is not the Astro for half-assing anything!
Let me leave you with this- it sums up the Astro pretty damn perfectly
Hang on tight and ride it for all its worth, Hell-raisers!
Also we're now into Starzina's birthday season, so go over and pay the gal a visit, wont you? Its hard on her, gearing up to turn the big 2-7! I know it would mean the world if you go over and check out the page, share the videos with everyone you know, and maybe put in a word over with your cousin who's a producer out in L.A. (and actually, do your pal Astro a solid on that one too!)
For reasons that defy both Astro and Starzina's imagination, Starzina's newest video is not playing nice (trust an Aries...) but we have a handy link to it, here. Apologies for subjecting you to an extra click, Hell-raisers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saxvaR85vYUhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saxvaR85vYU