Originally published on Heretical Oracles under the pen name Artemis.
“He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.” John Milton
Effective Dates: August 3rd, 2017- January 3rd, 2018
So, heretic, do you need permission? Do you need pure and simple definition? Do you not truly believe that we are all constructing reality, together? We have as much say as anyone else about what is going to happen to us. We are a family, a species, a planet, interconnected and flying this spaceship earth to gods know where, but we are in it together. There is so much infighting happening on the surface of our only provider of life as we know it. We squabble over games when we all know, inherently, that there is a greater picture. The thing is, we think we are alone. We think that there is nothing out there, so we might as well just exist as if the confines of this space rock is our only purpose. Oh no, Heretics, this is our home, and we are setting our own house on fire with us in it.
So, heretic, do you need permission to rebel against this?
Uranus is done fucking around. Uranus is tired of his children acting like sheep, blinding and drugging themselves daily, asleep. Uranus, remember, is the awakener – Prometheus. We get stuck in a worldview, heretics, and sometimes it takes a burst of lightening from the sky to get us back on track. Again, like any Uranus retrograde, expect the unexpected and expect that a revolution is coming. This retrograde comes right before two eclipses, one in Uranus ruled Aquarius and the other in Solar Leo. The king and his kingdom, heretics, and I must get political here because these two signs are highly political. We must believe and expect that we will come together, through revolution – an information revolution – that will liberate us from the rule of the few. We live in a global society, steering this global spaceship and we must keep it alive. The only way to do so is to cooperate, challenge constructively, and celebrate both healthy independence and original thought – let live – and cooperation/networking. Together, we can do this, all of us, we can come together from all 4 corners and figure out this insanity together.
But first, you need to build a spine. The 7 of wands stands in the middle of this reading like kundalini. There is completion before it (4 of Wands) and a new religion after it (Hierophant). We must celebrate ourselves against all odds. We must parade ourselves, our true selves, and not allow anyone to prescribe who we are. And we also must find a language, a way to communicate with each individual so we can share experience. We are each a small part of a greater whole, and all perspectives, true to themselves, must be allowed to shine. We create radicalization when we hold things down, assert too much rule over them. I suppose this period of time, with Saturn coming into Capricorn and a Leo total eclipse over the United States, we will find out just what it is that finally wakes us all up – the control asserted over your own life and the control asserted over the masses. Until then, this is Mad King energy, and you must realize that only you rule over yourself, and the spine, true courage and valor, is what connects us to our higher purpose. Courage is a vehicle, and without it we remain where we are, complacent and asleep.