New Moons are always best times to make new starts. Since this New Moon is in Virgo, it's a good idea to clean out the clutter in your house and more importantly in your mind. Virgo is a detailed and analytical sign that loves to serve and do the necessary things to make others happy. Virgo can also be the cynic, the skeptical one that finds fault very easily. We often find them in the medical field or in professions where details really matter.
ERIC GARDNER WAS A VIRGO
Yes, I looked up his birthdate and found that Eric Gardner was born on September 15th. Eric Gardner was lynched in Staten Island by NYPD while some samaritan was filming it with his cell phone. Thus we saw the lynching numerous times, as the police apologists and big brass made excuses. One even dared to say what we saw wasn't what we saw. In other words "don't believe your lying eyes". But we saw Eric being choked, stomped and held down while he screamed "I can't breathe". In spite of their pitiful excuses for lynching this man, their coroner said the death was a homicide. But before we could catch our breath, a policeman in Ferguson, MO, lynched a teenager named Mike Brown and Ferguson erupted with demonstrations in the face of militarized police and nights of being tear gassed profusely. Demonstrators marched in the face of the untrained and surely scared police, many were arrested for "failure to disperse". So while we were focused on Ferguson, police lynched another young Black man in St. Louis, and thanks to smart phones that killing was also caught on video. What happened in the video was opposite of what police said when they chose to get "out front" on the story. So with my count, at least three Black males were killed this August. And that's not the whole story because there were others too, in California, New York (again), and somewhere else in the Mid-West. These others didn't make mainstream news.
What is going on in this country and why are these lynchings happening now? When we look at the position of two planets, i.e. Uranus, planet of change, and Pluto planet of transformation or degeneration we astrologers get the picture. Back in the 60's Uranus and Pluto were together in Virgo, and the civil rights movement broke out. We carried signs that said "Police Brutality Must Stop" or simply "Freedom Now", We upset the status quo, and some things changed, or were covered over, and we went back to sleep. But now Uranus and Pluto are squaring each other, Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. All that was hidden in the 60's is coming up to the surface. It never went away, but we have smart phones to witness the atrocities against our people.You might say that the 60's was just the tip of the iceberg. We thought it was bad then, with children being attacked by police dogs, beat down by police and knocked over with water cannons. Now we're seeing police with military weapons, police dogs, and tear gas that is far worse than water. We also know that what's done to one of us could happen to all of us.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
Neptune, planet of spirituality, dreams and visions is in that sign that it rules...Pisces the Fish that are tied together by a single cord. . Black people are Pisces People, and that single cord lets us all know that we are connected. We are a strong and resilient people with a power deep inside that has overcome everything. Pisces is also ruled by Jupiter, planet of expansion and joy. Even in the face of the evils of racism we still remain optimistic and dedicated to Truth...well some of us. Pisces is the sign of the escapist, the one who will do anything to escape reality. That explains to me why so many of our people are addicted to drugs, alcohol, prescription drugs, food, and sex. Some find pleasure in getting high on Jesus and waiting on the Lord to solve our problems, while others can tap into the power within to find solutions. I read about a group of African Women who decided their situation was so intolerable that they came together and "Prayed The Devil Back To Hell"...and it worked. It wasn't magic, it was the mere focus on the power within and the ability to focus on a positive solution. We all have that power. We can collectively stop and pray at the same time and envision the justice that needs to take place. I have no faith in secret juries, wicked prosecutors, or people who are allegedly here to protect and serve. I do have faith that a Divine power is inside of all of us and that power will trump all the obstacles put in our path. With Neptune in Pisces until 2025, we need to connect to this energy and use it in positive ways. While we're hating on Daniel Pantaleo (choke hold cop) and Darren Wilson (shooting cop) we could use that energy more productively, in spiritual ways. I have no faith in man's law, but total faith in God's law...the law of karma, sowing and reaping still prevails. Directed prayer is better than, staying in anger, sadness, or depression, which can negatively affect the systems in the physical body. A good time to start a new approach to an old problem is on the New Moon in Virgo. Remember insanity is doing the same thing while expecting different results. Be open and receptive to a new/old way of handling the pain. Love & Light, Ayesha