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Warmup for the Digital Age

December 19, 2020

Jupiter and Saturn are considered the “Social Planets” – the Inner Planets are more or less in charge of Personal Character, and the Outer Planets in charge of the goings-on in the Underwhere. Which, even though it underlies everything, is kind of a Freudian Perspective – we could instead be calling it the Overwhere, as we agree with Jung’s Perspective that the “Unconscious” provides a map to our Wholeness, Integration, Coherence, Enlightenment, Ascension, 5D, nD. It’s a Puzzle Map, not a “Turn Left in 32 Feet” kind of Guide, because if it was so Easy, who would Value it? Hupers are like that.

Many people are in stiff Resistance to this sort of notion, however, so I’ve always found it easier on everyone to assume that some folks are inherently Jungian, and some inherently Freudian. That way we never have to argue with anybody about whether or not they Roll Their Own.

The Political Economy is one of the stalwarts of Society (one of the warts as well of course), and the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunctions fall into 180-year Cycles that have a reputation for being heavily involved in the Political Economy. Jupiter laps Saturn every twenty years, and seven of their Conjunctions occur (and Cycles Begin) in the same Element, then they toggle, then seven in the next element. Here’s a full Turning of the Spiral…

… Preview in Water (first Conjunction in Water 1444, one Water Cycle 1444-1464),
Debriefing in Air (one last Conjunction in Air 1464, one last Air Cycle 1464-1484),
Age of Water (seven Conjunctions in Water 1484-1603, seven Water Cycles 1484-1623),
Preview in Fire (first Conjunction in Fire 1623; one Fire Cycle 1623-1643),
Debriefing in Water (one last Conjunction in Water 1643; one last Water Cycle 1643-1663),
Age of Fire (seven Fire Conjunctions 1663-1782; seven Fire Cycles 1663-1801),
Preview in Earth (first Conjunction in Earth 1801; one Earth Cycle 1801-1822),
Debriefing in Fire (one last Conjunction in Fire 1822; one last Fire Cycle 1822-1842),
Industrial Age (seven Earth Conjunctions 1842-1961; seven Earth Cycles 1842-1980),
Preview in Air (first Conjunction in Air 1980, one Air Cycle 1980-2000),
Debriefing in Earth (one last Conjunction in Earth 2000, one last Earth Cycle 2000-2020),
Digital Age (seven Conjunctions in Air 2020-2140, seven Air Cycles 2020-2159),
Preview in Water (first Conjunction in Water 2159, first Water Cycle 2159-2179),
Debriefing in Air (one last Conjunction in Air 2179, one last Air Cycle) …

and so on, with variation as always, of course. By “seven Water Cycles” we mean seven Jupiter-Saturn Cycles that Initiated in Water Signs. Like people, we characterize Cycles by the Sign they were born under. Notice we have Columbus and his fellow Colonialists and Thieves Sailing the Ocean Blue during the Age of Water, and Revolution common in the Age of Fire. The Industrial Age was filled with Coal and Iron and Oil and Mechanicals, Stuff of the Earth. The Digital Age will be all about Electromagnetism and Robotics and Stuff of the Mind – as was our 1980-2000 Preview of it.

The IBM PC was introduced in 1980, and the Dot-Com Crash occurred in 2000, both almost to the day of the Conjunctions. A large swath of Kansas (at high altitude) was reserved today for testing of a new generation of commercial supersonic aircraft. Musk and Bezos will be shooting their tin cans to Mars. The electromechanical technological leaps in the coming century-plus will make the 1980s and 1990s look like kindergarden. Unfortunately the next Water Age won’t be about Sailing the Ocean Blue, it’ll be about the Ocean Blue coming to live in our neighborhoods.

The Digital Age starts in earnest at 10:21 am PST 21 December 2020 Saturn-Jupiter Initiation, aka the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction. Conjunctions frequently repeat (as the faster planet turns Retrograde), and it’s the first Conjunction of a sequence that begins a Cycle. We call it a Faster planet-Slower planet Conjunction because the Faster planet is overtaking the Slower planet. And we call it a Slower planet-Faster planet Initiation because at the Initial Conjunction the Slower planet plays the role of the Shaman or Guru or Mentor, conferring Shaktipat on the Faster Planet and giving it an assignment till they meet again. The Faster planet does the Bidding of the Slower planet.

We read the character of a Cycle by reading the chart of the Initiation. When we read the 21 December Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction, which we’ll do soon, it will be a reading about the political economy and social milieu of the next twenty years. There are several Sign Changes this week that we’ll need to talk about, which we intend to do soon, because they’re laying the foundation for the New Cycle – including Saturn and Jupiter entering Air Sign Aquarius. Saturn enters at 9am PST 16 December, and Jupiter at 5am PST 19 December. And of course the Sun enters Capricorn at 2:05 am PST 21 December, defining the Capricorn Solstice, aka the Northern Winter Solstice and the Southern Summer Solstice, when the Sun goes Stationary and our Essence is particularly Strong.

Asteroids Lachesis (Finishing Karmic TimeLines) and Juno (Growth in Consciousness), and dwarf planet Ixion (Our Hidden and Often Forbidden Unique Genius) also Change Signs this week, and the Exaggeration (Station) of asteroid Karma (Karma) dominates the rest of the week, giving us a chance to move into the New Age with a Clean Slate if we’re willing to Let Go of our Karmic Identities and Attachments.


February 2, 2019

This isn’t absolutely current, but very recent – another big Magnetic Hole in the surface of the root-beer Sun…

…producing neon results like this here at “Home”…

We had an Angel, a Phoenix, and a Pi, now we get a Cookie-Cutter.  Keep in mind that in the scale of the first picture, Earth is about as big as the “o” in “solar.”  These pictures come to us from

Evidently instead of Sunspots, which wax and wane in number on an eleven-year Cycle, the Sun is substituting wardrobe malfunctions during its current Sunspot downtime.  We’re close to Sunspot Minimum, as the last peak was in 2014.  It’s useful to remember that either kind of these Solar Eruptions have the demonstrated potential to wipe out Electricity as we know it on at least half of Earth.

As we move into the Digital Age (which starts in earnest next year), where you can’t buy a doorbell without a direct video link to the facial recognition software at police HQ and your refrigerator works for Amazon, some folks will be scrambling pretty hard to reorganize their Lifestyle if and when the Sun Decides we need a Cleanse.  We’re also about to move into a microwave oven, as 5G moves in.  If you have any Sensitivity to Electromagnetic pollution, you may find this useful –

And while we’re on the subject of eleven-year Cycles, have you noticed how far North and South the Moon has been venturing?  I used to live in a city near a mountain range, and at Summer Solstice the Sun would Rise at one end of the Range, while it would Rise over the other end at Winter Solstice.  Having that Natural Stonehenge made it easy to notice when the Moon would Rise even further north or south than the Mountain Range.

The Moon (or any planet) is said to be Out of Bounds when it’s beyond the Tropics of Cancer or Capricorn, which circle the globe at 27 Degrees 23 Minutes North and South – ie, further north and south than the Sun ever goes.  Folks are more Emotional when the Moon is Out of Bounds (OOB for short).  For about eleven years the Moon goes OOB for a few days every two weeks, then for the next eleven years or so it stays between the Tropics full time.  The Moon begins it’s eleven-year OOB Adventures in 2020.  The last time this happened was in the late Summer of 2001.

I’ve updated the Overview of the 2019 First Half at to add an omission or two, a few times-of-day, and more Sign Changes.  We focus most on Stations because the impact of planets on our psychological and social Experience is greatest at their Stations.  While a lot of folks write about the New and Full Moons, not so many write about the influence of the ‘roids and the dwarf planets on the Lunar Cycles.

Compared to the Stations and the Moons, Sign Changes are usually pretty mundane.  However, every Sign is a Reaction to the previous Sign, so a Sign Change can make a significant Difference in the Zeitgeist.  We expect that Chiron moving out of Pisces, for instance, and Uranus moving into Taurus, will be Big Deals.  Chiron in Aries should give us Relief from all those Heavy Karmic Emotions we’ve been working with, and Uranus in Taurus is likely to see us building New Structures that Support the Descent of Soul into Body.

Something like Klotho (Beginnings) entering Pisces (10 June) will be more subtle, but still, if we’ve been Introducing New Social Threads to our Tapestry while Klotho’s been in Aquarius, we may see a shift to Starting New Emotional Timelines once it’s in Pisces – maybe even our Emotional Reactions to some of our new Social Endeavors.  Not to mention whole New Emotional Realms resulting from Converting our Fears into Power!

Today Vesta (Beliefs) moves into Pisces, so over the next couple of months we may Encounter some of the Held Emotions that create our Limiting Beliefs.  Dealing with these Karmic Nightmares from a position of Power rather than one of Fear will be a Whole New Experience, one that is likely to Feel more Exhilarating than Deadly.  With Varuna (Life Force) still on the Leo Cusp, every Sign Change should Enhance our Vitality, as long as we Poor-Sweetheart any Discouragement or Anxiety.

While we’re here we may as well update Dan Scranton’s Arcturian message…

“We have the ability to sense when you are asking for something, and we are able to detect exactly what you are asking for, even if you don’t verbalize it or think it consciously in your head.  And we are just one council in one dimension, and we are only focused in this galaxy.  So you can imagine how tuned in to all of you Source is.

“Source is all that is, and yet Source still has the ability to sense and understand every single one of your desires.  Now, we also want to point out that Source has many different ways of delivering that which you desire to you.  There are many agents working on behalf of that very benevolent, loving, ubiquitous Energy that Source is.

“We tell you this because we want you to know that your job is not to make it all happen.  You are told from a very young age that you will have to work in order to not only survive, but also to get the things that you want for pure enjoyment purposes.  And so you are regularly programmed into thinking that it is all up to you and that you will usually only be able to get something that you desire through hard work, blood, sweat, and tears.

“The re-programming is underway now, and we are happy to be a part of that re-programming.  We want you to have faith, to trust.  We want you to relax and to know that you are also an agent of Source.  It is your job to desire because it is through your desires that you create, and it is through those creations that Source expands.  We recommend that you do your jobs and that you let the rest of us do ours.”

In 5D we Manifest through Cooperation rather than Competition, so pushing the envelope often backfires.  Besides, a Big Prerequisite for Co-Creating What We Want is Knowing What We Want, and in order to Know we have to be Relaxed.  Otherwise we’ll continue to Get what we grind on about Unconsciously or Semi-Consciously, which is often What We Don’t Want.


April 25, 2013


This isn’t a “real” picture of the Sun – it’s a composite of 25 Sunspot images taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory.  The composite is courtesy of NASA, and they’ve put together a time-lapse movie of the Sun during the three years that SDO has been flying…

Great movie, and great music with it.  Notice how the Sunspots start off slow and then accelerate as the current Sunspot Cycle advances.

Here’s another movie, a close-up of one of those Flairs…

Coincidentally, that was the day that Eris turned Retrograde.  About a minute in they show you how big our Home digs are in comparison.  Can’t recommend the music in this one.