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Mercury Combust, now you see me, now “cazimi”

Mercury combustOn 12 September 2016, as Mercury exactly aligns with the Sun at 23h30 GMT (01h30 RSA time 13 Sept), we call it not merely a conjunction, but a total “Combust”. So if you want to harness a mindset that’s on fire, a mental state that’s fired up, “combustable” or ready to exhibit spontaneous combustion, then here is your window.

Mercury, like Venus, orbits within the earth’s orbit, or between Earth and Sun, so from our geocentric point of view they always appear relatively close together in the sky. Mercury is never more than 28 degrees from the Sun, and so the “Winged Messenger” remains archetypally the perennial close associate, side kick and brother of mighty Apollo. And the “Goddess of love” also keeps close association on the other side, never wandering further than a sidelong glance away.

Mercury appears like a pendulum that swings 28 degrees to the left of the Sun and then stops and returns to swing 28 degrees to the right. He then returns to complete the cycle, taking a total of 116 days altogether. The point at which he crosses the central position of the Sun, is called the conjunction, of which there are two, as in any pendulum swing – away and back again, if you get the picture. And of these two conjunction moments, one is with Mercury this side and one other side of the Sun in relation to our earth. (See graphic)

Well tonight Mercury is crossing the Sun on our earth side, between Earth And Sun, called the “Inferior conjunction”, visible like a little speck on a telescope strong enough to observe it. And this marks the start of this specific cycle. Mercury then passes by the Sun, and in a few days appears to slow down, and becomes stationary around the Equinox point of 22 September this year, marking the end of his retrograde phase, and then slowly appears to speed up again, catching up with the Sun on 27 October, marking the “Superior conjunction” moment, when Mercury passes behind the Sun from our point of view. You can even look at your own personal birth chart horoscope and determine where Mercury was in this cycle, in relation to the Sun on your day of birth, and thus find out more about the way in which your mind works. Was Mercury ahead of or behind the Sun, was he moving forward (direct) or backwards (retrograde)?

Now when Mercury is within 8 degrees or less of the Sun, as it has been for just under a week, leading up to today’s conjunction, and as it will be again in the week to come, then he is “under the beams” and invisible to plain sight due to the glare of the Sun and thus considered somewhat weakened in strength and influence, adding possibly even more blockages to communication than the already retrograde influence suggests. But for one night only – and tonight’s the night – when Mercury comes to within 17 astronomical minutes (there are 60 mins in one degree) and less of the Sun’s position, then he is called “Cazimi” a medieval word denoting a moment of genius, insight, breakthrough revelation, and the like. This window of alignment and opportunity only lasts a few hours and will be open in the hours leading up to midnight and the ones thereafter, as Mercury reaches the heart of the Sun. So grasp and seize the moment, “Carpe Diem” for time and tide wait for no man and “tempis fugit” or time flies while he who hesitates is lost.

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Mercury cazimi talisman

Time may be conspicuous by its absence in the spiritual dimension, where only the eternal now is evident, and that present moment is always available to us all via meditation, stilling the Mercurial mind, and observing the temporary illusory chimera that make up this world for what they are. However, since we all still generally need to live by the laws of time which are governed by the planetary cycles, then the immanent Mercury moment as he conjuncts the Sun, then use this opportunity to consecrate a new mindset for yourself, harness that flash of inspiration, burn the midnight oil, and come out the other side with the plan of action, the answer to your riddle and the key to your future. If not now then when? If not you then who?

To find out more about your own personal horoscope, or to have a consultation or birth chart analysis please feel free to contact me and we can explore the details. julescape@gmail.com

Source: https://julescape.wordpress.com/2016/09/12/mercury-combust-now-you-see-me-now-cazimi/

Mercury combust opposition Pluto part 2 – Hillary Clinton email scandal judged by the FBI

Hillary Clinton’s email scandal being defended by the FBI is a third bombshell – after the damning Chilcot Report and feeble Oscar Pistorius sentence – that has exploded over the past 48 hours of the current Mercury combust in opposition to Pluto now.

Mercury combustSun conjunct or combust Mercury is visible in the drama of this upcoming leader of the nation (symbolised by the Sun) and her communication issues (symbolised by Mercury the winged messenger) all opposed by the head of the FBI – a perfect manifestation of Pluto, lord of the Underworld, the secret world, the secret service, who seems to be hiding something. 48 hours after FBI director James Comey found Hillary Clinton to be innocent of compromising national communication security, the government of USA in Capitol Hill holds a hearing asking the FBI director how he came to these “mystifying” conclusions. This scandal could shake the election and the future of USA, and certainly faith in the government of USA.

At the hearing set up to scrutinise Director James Comey, he swears under oath to the committee. The mishandling of classified info is being questioned. “Mens Rea” is the legal Latin term for “what were you thinking at the time”. Also known as “Motive”. He says “great carelessness” was involved, but not knowingly breaking the law by Clinton when setting up her private email server in her basement at her home, a known unauthorised location that could bypass normal security checks. So her motive, he reckons, was innocent although the action was foolish. General Patraeus did something similar in recent US history and he got time in jail, so one wonders who is protecting Hillary on her march to being president of USA? This woman, herself an attorney and thus held to a higher account, has compromised the security of the country and she is being lined up to lead the nation. Who really controls this situation I wonder, who holds the power, when the measure of the law is so easily shifted, when the head of the FBI himself can protect her when many other members of parliament see her actions to be clearly and obviously foolish, illegal and outright criminal? She or her team even ended up keeping and deliberately deleting some specific security emails that she sent so that nobody would even know what they really said. All these acts are probably going on all the time in the shadow government, but this prospective president got caught openly doing it, as if knowingly beyond reproach. It leads one to conclude that the elite are playing by different rules and thus shatters the confidence in truth, liberty and the pursuit of justice. Mercury combustThey have been found out to be behaving like Mafia, another Pluto archetype. Nixon fell when Pluto transited his 10th house of public image, and rightly so, but here Hillary is walking free from what should be her Watergate moment. Some dark lord seems to be pulling the strings from behind the scenes.

The Sun conjunct Mercury, also known as Mercury combust, both closely aligned now in opposition to Pluto, has brought into the psyche of the world the unmasking, the exposing of the shadow world going on amongst the political giants of UK and USA. Hidden in the shadow Plutonian realm all this time, the momentary alignment of Mercury and Sun has coincided with the exposing or shedding light onto the activities enacted in the shadow state. The message is out for the world to hear. It’s the battle of light versus dark, Sun in opposition to Pluto.

In our own personal lives we can also examine our hearts, weigh them against a feather and check our moral temperature. Is the shadow someone or something out there in the form of the other, or can we be introspective and see the shadow within ourselves too? When unconscious contents wants to come to the surface it is usually Mercury in the guise of the analyst, shaman, messenger, or our own conscience, who is able to travel to the realms of the underworld, the realms of Pluto, the personal or collective unconscious, and bring back to the solar light of conscious awareness, that hidden psychic contents, that mystery, treasure or potential power/chi force/shakti that empowers us or heals us due to being made evident. By acknowledging our lower nature as opposed to trying to suppress it, we rather consciously integrate it, preventing it from exploding out in an unhealthy way. Purity is the force, and truthfulness is the last leg of Dharma or righteousness in this Kali Yuga, this Iron Age of quarrel and hypocrisy. When purity is combined with truthfulness, we become empowered by a healthy conscience and ease of access to psychic contents, because we are not losing energy trying to suppress or hide the truth, from others or ourselves.

Nobody is perfect, and wholeness includes integrating the light and shadow sides of our consciousness, as described by Jung and others along the Way. Fortunately we are not about to run a country, but if we were, we should be beyond reproach, not tarnished by corruption and deceit before even entering office, like South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma. If Clinton wins and becomes president in November 2016, the world is destined to have three women running the biggest countries globally, namely USA, UK and Germany, for it has officially just been decided that the next leader of the UK Conservative party is going to be a woman. Remember Thatcher and weep. Sisters are doing it for themselves, it seems. Let’s just pray that they are doing it for the benefit of their nations too.

Source: https://julescape.wordpress.com/2016/07/08/mercury-combust-opposition-pluto-part-2-hillary-clinton-email-scandal-judged-by-the-fbi/

Mercury combust opposition Pluto – seeing our shadow for what he is

As Mercury crosses over the Sun now (occurring six times a year) it is considered combust, a term used for a planet that conjuncts the Sun. Simultaneously this Sun-Mercury combination is one degree away from a direct opposition to Pluto, marking a time now that sees the truth come out and the “combustion” it caused has ignited the world in flames of outrage at tyrants exposed once more. I’m talking about the two bombshells dropped at this alignment, namely the release of the Chilcot Report and the Oscar Pistorius judgement and sentencing.

sun opposition plutoThe Chilcot report has taken seven years to be released and in two million words UK has been systematically unmasked for the moral failure of invading Iraq all those years ago in 2002/3, just after 9/11. Of course it is obvious that they were compelled into this moral failure by USA – the real villains in this tragedy. When Blair wrote to Bush “I am with you come whatever” it becomes obvious that a weak UK was the lapdog of USA in following them into an evil act resulting in the death of between 100 000 and 1 000 000 innocent civilians, depending on who you hear from.

Sun opposition Pluto is associated with a compulsive power drive, accompanied by defiance and an aura of forcefulness. It suggests a mood that is so defensive and assertive at the slightest perceived threat, that others are repulsed by the abuse of that power. It also suggests a time when a major psychological realignment can occur, which can – if handled well – help one to dispel the perception of imagined danger and bring about a more evolved degree of tolerance. When combined with Mercury also opposite Pluto, it reveals a time of damning or harsh speech, confrontation and challenge, bringing about emotionally charged reactions to credibility being questioned. Nowhere was this more evident than in the shocking and shameful revelation of UK’s (and USA’s) criminal invasion of Iraq and subsequent murder of a million innocents, along with the entire devastation of a country that is to this day a hell on earth, now actually worse off that it was under the supposed bogeyman Saddam. It was also perfectly seen in the emotional confession of the culprit Tony Blair (Prime Minister of UK who gave the consent to invade Iraq) as this alignment occurred.

Of course the words “criminal” and “murder” were not directly used in the typically reserved, understated and polite Chilcot Report, but I and others, also inflamed by the outrageously immoral and violent behaviour, also aroused by the Sun/Mercury combust opposition Pluto, are using these words because we are disgusted and repulsed by the acts of horror that occurred during and subsequent to the Iraq invasion and destruction. The governments of UK and USA are to blame more than the citizens, for although voting to invade Iraq, many UK citizens also opposed the invasion and voted thus, like the Scottish and others. USA citizens certainly had no choice but to go to war when their murderous president dictated so. Indeed Saddam, the head of Iraq at that time, was himself a tyrant, killing and oppressing his people, particularly the Kurds, a people deprived of their own state by the ignorant and selfish drawing of borders in the Middle east by UK and other colonisers back in the day. But he was captured and killed within the first year of the invasion, which went on for years thereafter, resulting in unnecessary innocent deaths. Therefore, based on the lie of WMD, USA and UK governments can rightly be seen as perfect examples of power hungry tyrants on par with Saddam himself, tyrants and murderers that need to be held accountable.

In true Sun opposition Pluto style, they saw their shadow out there in the form of Saddam, they perceived in their shadow projection a global enemy with WMD, which was basically their own projection of their own villainous darkness. In typical overly defensive style they used excess force and thus destroyed an ancient land with great heritage, destroyed countless priceless archaeological artefacts, almost all of which are today gone, either smashed, looted or lost to the world for ever. If the US/UK invasion didn’t destroy them then the subsequent ISIS intolerance did. The bitter irony is that the wreck of Iraq that today lies under siege of ISIS is directly because of the US/UK invasion. The west is to blame for ISIS. That is how low we have stooped in our ignorance and greed and cowboy “might is right” mentality. Therefore I call UK and USA governments criminal and murderous to their face. Blair himself had to admit it under this Chilcot revelation, and we shall see if he suffers further consequences, despite having apologised while saying it was the right thing to do at the time. Meanwhile USA, the real villain, as I said earlier, says nothing.

Fortunately this current Sun/Mercury opposition to Pluto is also a time of potential psychological healing, where one can bring to the conscious “sun” light of day the shadow elements of the unconscious, symbolised by Pluto, mythic god of the Underworld. By admitting to their wrongdoings, UK and USA governments can rectify their power hungry, oil-grabbing ways, can own once again their projected shadow and admit that they were wrong in using pre-emptive strike on a country that had no ability to harm them whatsoever. Then they can make recompense to Iraq, go their ways and sin no more. Oh, wait a minute, they are still at it in Syria, they are still seeing their shadow in the shape of Russia, where Putin in the bogeyman of the day to them. Well enough people have seen through the projection and are busy revealing the illusion in the Empires new clones.

As for the sentencing of Plutonian Oscar Pistorius to six years in jail for murder, when others get double that for assault, well in South Africa “white is right” and money and privilege still overrule justice, so we have a long way to go here too, until we can give up seeing our shadow in every black man and realise that we all have a shadow, unconscious or Plutonian dark side, which when illuminated by the Sun-like consciousness can be seen to what it really is – our friend, source of power and greatest ally.

Source: https://julescape.wordpress.com/2016/07/07/mercury-combust-opposition-pluto-seeing-our-shadow-for-what-he-is/

Sun/Mercury trine Jupiter for the generous genius

Mercury conjunct Sun trine marsGenius is easy to see in the real deal. Mercury’s combust or conjunct alignment with the Sun today for a moment, is the perfect time to remember the life of a modern genius. Mercury, when aligned with the Sun, can produce moments of genius in our lives. Anyone can access the genius in themselves. Elon Musk, for example, may have become a multi-millionaire while still in his twenties, founding PayPal, but even we can follow in the footsteps of this winged messenger who, after starting a PhD in energy physics at Stanford, changed course and went into launching online companies, and today makes petrol-free cars and rockets to the space station and Mars.

Elon Musk is a South African entrepreneur in the power industry who enabled the revolution away from fossil fuel vehicles to electric battery vehicles by going open source. Until he did this, all patents for alternative eco-friendly, non fossil fuel cars were bought up by the motor industry and shelved. All the solutions that could have saved the atmosphere and health of the planet and millions on it were deliberately hidden from us so that one or two corporations run by a handful of men could enjoy untold riches for several generations. Solutions to the fuel and pollution problem have been around since Tesla almost 100 years ago. He discovered ways to empower every person on the planet without wires, by enabling them to tap into the unlimited power source that drives everything, but greedy financiers pulled his funding so that they could make a bigger profit off a weaker solution. That solution is today’s problem, namely the carbon emissions from our cars, power stations and planes.

The only way Musk could get the go ahead to empower the world with his technology was to give it away for free to everyone at once. That way the big corporation could not block the release of the knowledge by buying the patent on it. This was his vision and benediction actually, by posting the specifications or blueprints online as open source or free info, anyone who wanted could take the design specifications and produce a petrol-free car, running on cheap, clean energy. Within three years BMW had taken those very same blueprints and developed their own petrol-free car and now you and I can purchase just such a car, and soon millions will follow suit and the wave will be unstoppable. This could never have been possible without the basic fundamental kindness of heart of Elon Musk, the Nicola Tesla of the twenty first century.
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to consider yourself a genius. The real miracle performed by this guy is that he was able to stand up against the global conglomeration of the oil industry and motor industry by finding the fire of the gods and being able to give it to everyman, so that the power that is rightfully everyone’s, can be liberated and thus liberate every one of us. That compassion and selfless sharing with the world rather than putting his personal profit first, is the real example we can all apply in our own personal journey to genius. With the Sun and Mercury in harmonious trine to Jupiter at this their time of “cazimi”, combust or conjunction, it is as if a kind and benefic uncle has smiled on us for once, blessed us with his generosity and changed the course of history in one swift move. “Pay it forward” is the theme here where we cultivate a little compassion and share the love, or in Musk’s case, the power. Random acts of kindness benefit not only the recipient but also the one bestowing the kindness. Now is the time to dig within and find our sharing gene, our caring gene, the part of us that realizes that we are all in this together, that to love your neighbour as yourself, is the bottom line on the stone tablets and always has been. The rest are just details. With the ability to give, without an expectation of receiving, or without selfish motive, one person can change the flow of the current, turn the tide and start a revolution. Any one of us can be the good guy in the movie of our lives. Jupiter now in trine to the Sun-Mercury conjunction will give us a sneak into what it means to be compassionate, kind, generous and confident enough to know that uplifting others does not require us to lose out. A rising tide lifts all boats. When the merciful rain falls is doesn’t only fall on one man’s house. “Pay it forward” and you start a chain reaction of an anonymous gift being received by a stranger, perhaps at a toll booth or ticket office. You awaken in the heart of the stranger the insight that there are caring people in the world. It’s not just a dog it dog scenario. Then their heart opens up and they grow to a point where they see life in a better light and maybe they also continue the forward movement of the gift of pre-payment, and so the chain reaction is started. Eventually you have a culture of people in a society who see the norm as being the decency only normal between good people in community and in harmony. One thing leads to another and before you know it the world has changed, one degree of separation at a time. Soon the six degrees of separation affects everyone, and the big greedy corporation becomes squeezed out of the equation.

It is up to anyone and yet also everyone to initiate the ripple effect in the right direction to stem the tide of decay on our ability to see the bright side, to be the bright side and to empower everyone to remember their bright sides, their ability to be light and share light and love with whomever they encounter. What great people do, common ones follow. Whatever standards they set all the world pursues. Within the next ten years Elon Musk will have us using the Hyperloop technology, travelling on public transport at 700mph, while being cheaper than rail. What acts of genius can we share with the world by then?

Mercury “Cazimi” at the heart of the Sun

Merury conjunct sunToday is the day that Mercury goes Cazimi – into the heart of the Sun. The Sun’s rays are so bright that any planet within 8 degrees of the Sun is considered “combust”, and thus its strength in a chart is considered diminished. However, the exception to this is when the planet comes to an exact alignment, within 17 minutes (there are 60 minutes to a degree of zodiac arc.) At this position, as we have today from sunrise South African time at 05h15 in my location, the planet is more powerful than ever in its influence. This peaks at 16h00, which would be an ideal time to conduct your ritual, design your talisman, offer your prayer or meditation to invoke the blessings of Mercury, and continues until 04h00 tomorrow18 Nov. Since Mercury rules the intellect in a horoscope, this will make the intellect burn brighter, so to speak. It is as if the Winged Messenger has entered the throne room for a personal audience with the Sun King directly. The symbolism of Mercury reminds me of Narada Muni, the transcendental space man and eternal sage mentioned in the ancient Vedic texts like Bhagavat Purana, who could travel to all worlds or dimensions – Hell, Earth and Heaven – via the sound vibration he made on his Vina musical instrument. He is allowed the audience of the Divine Lord Vishnu whenever he chooses.

These astrological terms originate way back in the mists of time to the ancient Greeks and Arabs at least since the time of Christ and before, as well as the Ancient Indian masters who even pre-date that. Then the Medieval scholars carried it forward, and it has been handed down ever since. So these are not new concepts, but rather tried and tested observations based on the movement of the stars in the night sky.

Any baby born today with Mercury conjunct or so tightly aligned with the Sun, is blessed to be in possession of some kind of brilliance, and will very likely be an intellectual or business genius. So congratulations to you! Mercury orbitThere are two such points of exact alignment of Mercury and the Sun about 3 times a year, making 6 days in total, and 3 of them, the “Superior conjunctions” – when Mercury is on the far side of the Sun from Earth’s point of view – are most potent. And today is one of those. It is like the full moon stage of this particular planetary cycle. Actually all planets can make this exact alignment with the Sun whenever they are seen as conjunct, though such times occur randomly and less often throughout the year. Because Mercury is so close to the Sun it occurs most often. Venus, being also closer than us to the Sun, also has more regular such exact alignments. And when a planet becomes thus invisible due to the effulgence of the Sun’s rays, its influence becomes less physical and more astral or ethereal in the personality on that day, or in the life of one born that day. So if this article seems highly intellectual yet a bit ethereal or abstract, you know why.