Astrological November; Heavy Metal ¿Violence or Non Violence?
ASTROLOGICAL NOVEMBER; HEAVY METAL ¿VIOLENCE OR NON VIOLENCE?
The month of November for 2014, will probably be one of the most difficult periods of the most recent years. The immediate future of many societies could depend on how we resolve our differences in this lapse of 26 days of which can be particularly violent- or in favor of containment, restraint and courage for the horrors of life. It is to say, it is a month that holds the potential to be an exemplary period of no violence and one of peace.
“Guernica” by Pablo Picasso, who had Jupiter conjunct with Algol, is possibly the most famous anti-war painting in history.
IS IT WRITTEN IN STONE THAT NOVEMBER WILL BE A BAD TIME?
From the Astrological perspective regarding Consciousness, never would we say if an era is intrinsically, absolutely “good” or “bad”. The options are between if it is easy or difficult and for this period of time, we have tremendous punctuations of difficulty. There are destinies, circumstances, or issues that depend on our action in the present (destinies open for creation) and others that depend on our acceptance and adequate adjustment (destinies already closed, that where once before “open” and have now crystallized). Our task is to successfully identify these options and act accordingly both on personal as well as collective consciousness levels.
Musically, a heavy ballad may be the best company for the seriousness and nature of the situation:
WHAT IS GOING ON ASTROLOGICALLY IN NOVEMBER 2014?
Superimposed during 26 days are three quite tremendous factors. Briefly:
1) URANUS –PLUTO SQUARE
To start, between 2010 and 2016, we find ourselves in the midst of a Square Aspect (dynamic tension) between Uranus and Pluto. The Cycle of these two transpersonal planets could briefly summarize the temporizing of the processes of transformation, independence and personal and collective empowerment that we see clearly reflected in the state of the world with the “crisis”. The process is often experienced as a pulse between forces of renovation and of conservation.
2) MARS CONJUNCT PLUTO in Capricorn, SQUARE URANUS in Aries.
The mentioned square is occasionally joined by the participation of other orbiting Planets as their angles of alignment are within geometric proximity (aspects): this activates greater intensity of the clash between the motivations each planet represents.
During this month of November, we will experience a series of alignments that have the strongest proclivity towards violence or if we choose … for sweeping actions in favor of Peace.
Mars, the symbol of action and desire, and its governing poles of attack-defense, pursuit-escape conjuncts Pluto: activating its most forceful and dominant facets. In the recent tense alignments between these Planets, we have lived the most aggressive phases of the crisis. From the sign of Capricorn, we´ll see this force played out in our political-social-organizational life or over a period of time as a result of the energy that governs the objectives from these structures, experienced as tremendous executions of power spreading all the way to actions of great strength from civilians. In addition, having both planets squared to Uranus, the facets of unpredictability and revolution will be heightened both in the conservative and in the innovative forces.
3) SATURN IN OPPOSITION TO FIXED STAR, ALGOL.
The star recognized as Algol or Beta Persei, the largest within the constellation Perseus, is registered since ancient Egyptian astronomy records and it is identified by various centennial cultures by the traits it most recognizably embodies: hate and extreme violence. Arabic, Chinese, and Mayan astrology have all described this star as an indicator of forthcoming extreme and painful events (Algology is the branch of medicine that addresses pain).
For 25 days Saturn, in its transit through Scorpio will oppose Algol, currently situated 26 degrees to the opposing sign of Taurus. Saturn, ruling planet to Capricorn, activates our feelings of limitation while also representing the structure that brings order to life.
Keeping in mind that these 3 occurrences are happening simultaneously, let us elaborate on this third aforementioned final aspect.POSSIBLE MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SATURN OPPOSITION ALGOL PHASE:
EVOLUTIONARY DIRECTION & EXPECTABLE EVENTS COHERENT WITH THIS TIME
The “formula” that we will most benefit from both personally and collectively is to identify which of the following negative tendencies we are harboring so that we can then consciously try to shift & neutralize them by strengthening & exhibiting the positive, constructive versions, no matter the challenge and sacrifices we must face.
– FROM SATURN TO ALGOL: –
– Inhibitions to and strong opposition towards legitimate, justified actions of self defense when fear of conflict trumps the capacity to act.
– Complacency of which its origins take root from within a society that is powerfully hypnotized & anesthetized ( through dependency to television, consumerist lifestyle,…) as well as fearful and resistant to moving out of the comfort zone.
– Actions of government control on a large scale that include the repressing & intentional paralysis of natural and inborn expression, state of siege, martial law.
– Negative, intentional programming and manipulation of citizens on a grand scale, plots, and conspiracies geared to produce specific determining outcomes in order to further produce global levels of fear.
PROACTIVE OR CONSCIOUS MANIFESTATIONS & POSITIVE POTENTIAL:
– Establish, anticipate, contain and block violent and destructive extremes:
– Cautious and decisive measures to manage large scale threats.
– Pro peace activism demonstrated in its innumerable forms.
– Disarming of violence in situations where imminent threat is present.
– Courageous measures in the mid term and the long term to build Peace.
– FROM ALGOL TO SATURN: –
The destruction of structures (ruled by Saturn) via the following measures:
– Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, tornadoes
– Physical structures that collapse, earth landslides.
PROACTIVE OR CONSCIOUS MANIFESTATIONS & POSITIVE POTENTIAL:
– Victory over repressive political-administrative structures and laws.
– Issues of security, peace building and reconciliation.
– Procedures to invoke demilitarization, disarmament and justice served for acts like crimes of war.
– Thorough changes of country borders in places where there have been long term abuse and/or exploitation.
WHICH ARE THE FOCAL POINTS THAT ARE ACTIVE & ON DECK FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER?
I encourage you to make your own list of things that may intuitively occur to you or that you are otherwise aware of. Here are some of the international focal points:
– Ukraine/Russia/ NATO/ USA/…?
– Siria, Iraq.
– Israel, Palestine.
– The Ebola crisis & its management.
– Movement of troops.
– Conspiracies: Algol governs, in my opinion, many of the possible conspiracies and it is possible that we will see activity (either great cases of conspiracy or news of truthful and revelatory information) in relation to these topics. It’s better for us to not be naïve about the evil some people are capable of. It’s an important time to look directly in the face of these horrendous acts and not turn a blind eye.
– Decapitations by members of the Islamic State terrorists’ regime.
Neck injuries and decapitations are ruled by Algol. Unfortunately, it can be assumed that the repetition of these acts of such grave unconsciousness will again be carried out, if able to, in the approximating time that the “Demonic Star”, Algol Beta Persei is active.
SPAIN, CATALONIA, BALEARES:
– The elections in Catalonia.
– Oil exploration on the coast of Ibiza.
The last time that Saturn approached within the opposition of Algol (before retrograding and departing) there was activity within this same theme of oil explorations –could we have possibly put a stop to it? In the best case scenario, it could be a good example of what we can accomplish from a proactive and conscious social response.
Everything that is programmed for this month of November can surely carry with it the energetic quality of what has been explained above (without necessarily reaching the above mentioned extremes). This includes matters related to politics, citizen politics, as well as matters on social and personal levels. Any events programmed for this period should make us pay attention, since they participate with this unique quality of energy or archetype.
Will this period therefore be one where achieving pacifist objectives are impossible? From an astrological outlook, it is proven time and time again that everything occurs in synchronicity: we create our circumstances in moments that are related to the energy / intentions that inhabit us, weather consciously or unconsciously. If we are scheduling our activities or obligations for this time frame of November, perhaps there will be a certain degree of unconscious implication in regards to these varying probabilities that of which is not in and of itself negative. It remains to be seen how we respond to circumstances as pressures increases.
HOW TO DECREASE THE PROBABILITY OF VIOLENT EVENTS (BEFORE & DURING):
Emotional contact with the “Inner Monster”.
It is essential during Algol’s activated presence, to be conscious of the levels our “Inner Monster” can reach and be made manifest. This level of consciousness inspires changes in attitudes and important internal processes:
If I am provoked by circumstances [to engage in violence]…what am I likely capable of doing to defend myself or to avoid greater damage? How would I feel in relation to that? How does this realization affect my usual identity on a day to day basis? Which lessons can I learn regarding Peace and violence for the present as well as the future?
Synchronicities or early warnings:
Pay attention to those initial manifestations before or at the beginning of November that appear to be in alignment with paths that had/have the proclivity to go in the direction of violence. This allows us to assess which situations need attention and offers us the advantage to consider what we can do with the time that we have.
Key to the energy of Algol is achieving a Proactive Attitude;
Remain with eyes open to the terrors of life; not avoiding these abrasive hits, becoming uninvolved is in no way beneficial even if it is the more comfortable route. Watch documentaries regarding World Wars and other eras of terror. Open your eyes, remember our history. This is not to say, however, feed morbid or destructive thoughts. But horrors do exist and they can be eliminated when we are engaged with them in such a way that we remain connected to and occupied by our expansive, positive possibilities. Explore which are those possibilities.
Action in alignment with and committed to peace.
Allow yourself to be mobilized by your concern regarding violence and compassion to suffering. The more constructively we channel our anger, the more we can do within the practical and subtle planes to disband these situations.
Ways in which we can exorcize these intensities using art, theater,…
Heavy metal music serves in a way like no other style of music for this purpose, to the extent that it may even have the power to be a channel for facing and transmuting the most unconscious expressions of this Algolian period. Watch heavy metal video clips and allow yourself to be lead to the reflections that they induce.
The most brutal form of music that exists, Death Metal, was born and bred during the last phase of the opposition of Saturn to Algol 28 years ago (Pluto was also in opposition to the star during this same period). Does that not just make a lot of sense? It’s worth saying that heavy metal music enthusiasts, are usually, for better or for worse -or for both reasons-, more privy and involved with the difficult aspects of life than others.
More enjoyable and fun ways of exorcising: dark comedy.
With people you trust, invite your inner monster out for a stroll and connect with what manifests…laugh and observe.
SUMMARY & CONCLUSION:
The contemplation of and sensitivity to suffering can favor the Ethical quest, and the active concern for the causes of violence in life: within you and in the world.
What’s certain, and it’s very “Algolian”, is that this world suffers tremendously, the inhabitants as well as life on this Planet. To this dire situation created and maintained by all, we can arrive at this conclusion:
“When we are not part of the solution, we are part of the problem”.
BE COURAGE, BE PEACE when becoming acquainted with your very own monsters so as to make peace with them and thus all those monsters that we confront externally, and choose to actively create Peace.
SYNOPSIS OF DATES:
November will be intense from the start (as of the 3rd) to the end (until the29th).
– Peak of intensity: 11th through the 18th.
– November 3rd kicks off the tense conjunction between Mars & Pluto, both in quadrature to Uranus.
– November 11th to the 18th:
The most tense for both factors (archetype of destruction)
– November 19th to 27th: peak of the Saturn Algol opposition.
– 22nd to 29th of November the Mars Jupiter factor (a quincunx aspect), related to the archetype of traditional war, counts more than the Mars Pluto Uranus factor described above.
>> Follow up in Spanish:
NOVIEMBRE ¿FUE O NO FUE HEAVY METAL? Predicciones acertadas y ¿errores?
DATA FOR A MORE COMPREHENSIVE FOLLOW-UP, PARTICULARLY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF ASTROLOGY:
Excellent investigations, with a plethora of historical statistics pertaining to Algol are in the links provided below.
Whoever calls into question the empirical value of this article has only to consult these sources.
Translation from Spanish by Myrna De Jesus
LuzPalomina@gmail.com / Facebook.com/myrna.dejesus
Publicado el 10 noviembre, 2014 en ARTÍCULOS de DIVULGACIÓN, Bienvenida - Welcome, ENGLISH Articles, events and all, TEMAS QUE INVESTIGO. Añade a favoritos el enlace permanente. 2 comentarios.
Thank you Estaban. Since you mentioned this at Boom, we have been noting the pattern of events in our own lives for November and realising this is a time to turn inwards, and retreat, focusing on peace.
Thank you Nick, totally agree on focusing on Peace. Some don´t have the chance to choose to retreat. Definitely all that we can do from the direct and indirect approaches will be good now.