Friday, October 7, 2011

The Warrior: Full Moon in Aries

On October 11, there’s a full moon in Aries. So let’s see what’s in store for us.

Aries is the warrior. He’s the guy who goes to bat for the oppressed, the disenfranchised, the downtrodden. He’s Russell Crowe in Gladiator, Michael Douglas in the remake of Wall Street,  Katniss in The Hunger Games. This transit taps into a kind of primal power that charges through obstacles, barriers, the impossible.

The moon represents our emotions, our inner world, intuition, our capacity for nurturing self and others. During full moons, events often reach a culmination. 

Occupy Wall Street, which has been going on since September 17, began as a grass roots movement. It isn’t funded by the Koch brothers. It started with disenfranchised young people who followed the formula of  the American dream – college, loans to pay for tuition, graduation – and then faced the  desert of unemployment or underemployment. It’s the same sort of energy that was prevalent in the sixties, with protests against Vietnam, for women’s rights, for equality for blacks. It’s democracy at its finest,  revolution that eventually results in evolution of consciousness. 

While the protests have been mostly nonviolent,  the night of October 5 proved otherwise:

The world is caught up in a mythic struggle between the old paradigm and the new. In the old paradigm, you graduated from high school, went to college, landed a cool job. OK, so maybe this job wasn’t the pinnacle of what you hoped for, but it paid you well enough to gain independence from your family. If you had debt, it wasn’t all that much and you were able to pay it back.

In the new paradigm, the debt is staggering – over a hundred grand for many students, who subsequently face underemployment or unemployment that essentially relegates them to the status of indentured servants. Who wouldn’t revolt against such conditions?

During the full moon in Aries,  the disparity between rich ands poor in this country becomes even more obvious,  glaring.  So if you have any extra bucks in piggy banks, give it to these youngsters  who are occupying Wall Street. They’re going to need sleeping bags, food, supplies to keep  them going. They’re going to need the support of their parents and grandparents who protested against Vietnam, for Civil Rights, women’s rights.

The movement is rapidly spreading to other cities and countries. As of October 6, that number was over  800 locations worldwide.  Click here  to see the current count. On or around the time of this  full moon, a tipping point of some kind may be reached.

Even the Obama administration is taking notice now. So are other politicians. 
The movement describes itself in terms that fit this full moon:

Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants."

So it's going to be interesting to see how the energy of the archetypal warrior will manifest itself during the full moon in Aries



great post! love the aspect of the warrior for the oppressed - how much more literal could this moon phase be!

such a trip down the 60s and 70s memory lanes - so sadly necessary still - but as i've said before POWER TO THE PEOPLE - it is time for each of us to stand and be counted - literally - as we are the 99%!

Trish said...

99 percent versus 1 percent. It puzzling that it has taken people so long to wake up!

Nancy said...

Fantastic post!! Jen did a post on Fractal Times that also speaks of this. I'm so excited that our young are finding their voices. The greedy have overstepped their bounds and now the consequences will begin. It is not about politics, nor the next election. It is so much more and it is being driven by forces they do not understand.

Trish said...

I just read Jen's posts. They're great! Something is finally galvanizing people.