The Kabbalistic Astrology Newsletter :  Feb. 3rd, 2006

 The Sunday jan. 29th New Moon at 10 degrees of Aquarius (310, olam hakatan, the microcosmos) kindled the Chinese New Year's celebration for the year of the fire-dog. It is a year, by all reports, that will reward those who follow their dreams, their bliss, their mission, their divine purpose whole-heartedly, following the advice of the I Ching Oracle: perseverence furthers. Followers of the prophecies of Nostradamus are gravely concerned about what this year may bring, particularily this upcoming summer when Mars and Saturn will be conjunct in  the fire sign Leo by tropical zodiac. John Hogue at www.hogueprophecy.com has written extensively about the challenges humanity has faced in other times when Mars and Saturn have been aflame, so to speak. A few years ago, a reporter named Michael Drosnin had an international best-seller in circulation entitled The Bible Code 1. The sequel, Bible Code 2 , gave the alert that 2006 was prophecied to be a dangerous year for the Mideast with another war mocked up as a potential probability. The author of Kan is fascinated by the Bible Code or the Torah Codes. When we looked closely at the word chosen by Drosnin for "code", it appeared that he did not know the Hebrew word and just sonically converted code into Hebrew. So let's just hope that he proceeded to find what he was looking for: a sensational story that would scare people into buying the book and shifting consciousness toward a more positive event  than the prophecy, or his interpretation of it, implied. However given the recent election of a Hamas government in Palestine, some chaos in Israel leadership, plus instability in Iran and the response it is evoking, (not to mention the apocalyptically programmed Bush-that-keeps-on-burning) --- there are definitely signals to evoke our concern and our prayers.

 My astrological correspondent in Cairo, Dan Furst ( www.hermes3.net ) has been writing extensively about what he terms the Beating -- the passage of the planet Saturn over a generation of humans who have Pluto residing natally in Leo. This transit has been forcing those born in  1947, 1948, 1949, 1950 and soon beyond, to delve deeply into their shadow side and become aware of how Power and Wealth has been a problem in cultures that existed long before the Planetary One that is evolving at this time. The understanding of the meaning of Pluto is not yet conclusive: for some astrologers it represents the collective shadow, karma, volcanic eruptions, the wealth of the underworld & the rape of Persephone--- for others, Pluto is the power of regeneration, cellular healing, homeopathy, and the power of prophetic truth. So the passage of Pluto over the Galactic Centre, or what the Mayans call the Hunab Ku, offers us the collective possibility of coming right to the edge of the lava flow or the black hole that is the Great Wormhole at the core of our Milky Way Galaxy. And some feel that this represents the Ascension Portal where a graduating class of Humans are preparing to move on to a new frequency or what in Sedona is termed: the fifth dimension.....  So, as you can see, there are many ways of looking at the astrological pickle we find ourselves in. We are awaiting the release of a prophecy from the Mayan calendar keepers within the next week, something about Watching the Water, I am told.....

Within our very own Solar System, there are presently 3 major planetary formations that bear watching and serve as pointers or markers for the tensions at play. First, there is the quincunx that is weakening a touch now but will come back into play big time after Saturn turns direct in Leo. This is the quincunx between Uranus in Pisces and Saturn in Leo, the tug-of-war between what the marvellous French poet Guillaume Apollinaire called "tradition & innovation". This is the tug between the powers that be that hold the purse-strings and the media (Saturn in Leo) and the pioneers of a new planetary agenda of innovation and compassion (Uranus in Pisces). And this is where the Watching the Water comes in: the melting polar ice, the underwater volcanic activity, the potential for further tsunamis, the new sources for fresh water for people who thirst for the mayim hhayim , the living waters...

The second major aspect is what is left of the Grand Cross that formed before Christmas: Jupiter in Scorpion square Neptune in Aquarius. This square speaks of the tension between Guru & Disciple so to speak, between Science and the Spirit, between ego based religious fanaticism and the need for core socio-economic restructuring. And finally, the third aspect is the quincunx between Pluto in Sagittarius (at the doorstep of the Galactic Centre) and Mars in Taurus, not far from an eclipsing binary star that was seen as a punch in the political belly by medieval astrologers. The tension here is between spiritual power and egoic force, so to speak. This one is fortunately short lived, the aspect, that is...

Having surveyed the formations, let us now look at the degree symbols for these planets, as given in Aleph 2160: A Zodiac Oracle. I will refrain from quoting the complete oracle degree for each planet, just the highlights for now, and of course, we do encourage you to purchase a copy of the book, as soon as your budget and your spirit-guides allow. 

Saturn is presently retrograding through the 8th degree of Leo or 128. The gematria here includes the word ha'milhhamah, the war-- and the word  ha'oneg : the exquisite delight. The poem speaks of: herons dancing    where the winding waterways   flood the riverbanks   dancing in space-time      between  crocodiles  & islands of light.... OK , you get the picture, the forces of good and evil are engaged in a rather dramatic dance--- I hear a contemporary poet here:   dance me to the end of time...

Now for Uranus, the electromagnetic circuit breaker & cosmic shape-shifter recentlyy positioned at the 8th degree of Pisces or 338.  The gematria code speaks of a messenger, one who is sent to alchemically alter the experiment. The Zodiac Oracle inquires : Whom shall we send?   guadian angel      true human being   or another curious ET ??   And when that riddle is solved, there is another query:  Is it not time   to explore    the space     before we came into form?

Uranus in resonance with gematria 339 vibrates with lamed-tet-sheen, forgeries & imposters. Uranus at gematria 340 resonates with sheen-mem, Shem, the Name, the Signature, the Fire & The Water of  All that Is.... This looks like an evolutionary progression whereby glamour and illusion is gently dissolved.

Jupiter is gathering momentum, presently situated at the 18th degree of Scorpio or 228. 228 just happens to be the gematria of aytz hhayim , the tree of life. The Zen Roshi hints that : Soon  you will remember   all that you are    or ever will be...

Neptune has just entered the 18th degree of Aquarius or 318:  318 is the gematria for the servant of Abraham named Eli-ezer, meaning my G-d Power is my helper. The reference is resonant, kabbalistically with the ezer-knegdo, the helper who is opposite us, some call this one the Essence or the Soul-Mate. In the NT, this re-incarnates as Lazarus, (not the Californian channel, hhabibi) the one who is resurrected by the Master. So the kabbalistic spin here is that it was the feminine essence of Humanity, the Shehhinah vibration, that was brought out of the grave. (Share this with Tom Kenyon and perhaps he will channel The Lazarus Manuscript for us!) Now the Zodiac Oracle gets a touch dramatic, or perhaps even satiric here : It is going to take 318 trained men    all available ascended masters     an away-team of Arcturians    bird-tribe Pleiadians      a dozen irreversible bodhisattvas from Altair    servants of the Prime Directive..... to resurrect us this time ! 

So, just to honour Bob Marley, it looks like Jupiter in Scorpio is the gathering of great wealth, the wealth of Solomon, perhaps (now channeled by John of God, but that is another story) and that Neptune in Aquarius wants to give de power (and de wealth and de glory, mahn) back to the people who iz sleeping in de grave, if you know what we mean....

Now, last, but not the least, far out there Pluto (but not as far as Xena) at the 26th degree of Sagittarius or 266 by gematria. 266 speaks of some pretty heavy duty Sacred Sites: Ha Moriah(the Temple Mount)  & Hhevron (where the biblical primordial 8 Ancestors are buried). 266 is also the gematria for ruahh eliyahu , the spirit or breath of the prophet Elijah, who is rumoured to be on Earth to bring Justice and inaugurate the days of the Messiah.... (The scribes who wrote the NT scriptures made a valiant attempt to turn John-the Baptist into a re-incarnation of Elijah and if you believe Dan Brown's DV code, there were a few templars and knights out there, still attuned to that voice crying in the wilderness...)

So where does that leave us and where do we go from here?

Here is my suggestion. I suggest that we go to re-visit the Planetary Healing button at www.treeoflifeschool.com and take note of those 36 or so Astrological Portals for 2006. If Spirit should tap you on the shoulder or tug at your tzittzit rosh (your crown chakra), then sign up to be part of the Pneemah  Planetary Network for Earth Energy Medicine and Angelic Healing. As the Zodiac Oracle mentioned, we need all the help we can get or are open to receiving now. And as the Hopis are reported to have said: We are the ones    we are waiting for...

With blessings , light & etheric fortune cookies for the Year of the Fire Dog, 

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Joseph-Mark Cohen , Feb. 3rd 2006 

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