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Saturn, Chiron, Collective Trauma and Darkness

I discuss why we need to more openly address our individual and collective wounding, and to do so courageously, in order to free us from cycles of trauma.

I present this through the lens of the astrology of Saturn, Chiron and Pisces or the 12th house, and dark psychic or occult experiences.

This episode was published on January 28, 2024 at 5:06pm EST.

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Episode transcript:

Greetings all, welcome to Aquarian Diary.

I’m your host, John Irving.

It is January 28th, 2024.

What I’m going to talk about here today may seem a little bit out of left field.

I actually have a long list of really interesting topics I want to publish. I’ve gotten a lot of downloads recently, many of which are really interesting.

Especially in the last half of 2023, I had a lot of challenging Saturn transits. A whole slew of them. And Saturn is transiting my 12th house, which in and of itself is rather challenging. So it’s been very hard and very interesting at the same time.

Now one of those transits that has been going on has been transiting Saturn conjuncting my natal Chiron. Natal Chiron in Pisces in the 12th. If you’re a student of astrology, you’ll have a sense of what that’s about.

This is an underrated transit in terms of its effects. This is very much a kind of “woe is me” period and it can be very emotionally debilitating. And it can feel like the world is against you.

This only happens every 28 or 29 years. So it’s not common.

Chiron represents our core wounding, whether we are aware of it or not. This wounding is often associated with traumas that occurred in our formative years, typically with family, who we also have a lot of karma with. But it also deals with past life traumas and wounding. It’s a wound that we can never get rid of, but that we can heal.

And as one matures and we have mastered that wounding, there’s the potential for us to help others who have suffered similar wounding, to become the wounded healer. That’s a real nutshell explanation.

One of the things about our core wounding is that we tend not to want to look at it because it is too provocative or triggering. Most of us prefer to have pleasant experiences. Of course. Why would we want to suffer?

And yet, if we don’t confront our wounding, it will victimize us and limit our potential. And it’ll keep getting triggered and showing up in all kinds of weird ways.

And the less conscious we are of our wounding, the less we have mastered it, the more vulnerable we are to it disrupting our life and our potential.

So ultimately, if we want to ascend, we have to confront our wounding or do our shadow work, however you want to phrase it. It’s absolutely critical.

I’ve had that experience many times where I have been cruising along thinking everything is great and then something will trigger me and it will throw me off course.

When Saturn makes aspects to Chiron, it demands that we approach our wounding in a very realistic, practical and mature way. Saturn does not let us off the hook.

Now I’m not young, so I have had this transit occur before.

When Saturn conjuncts your Chiron, it’s not pleasant because a lot of your wounding will be triggered and brought into your conscious awareness. And like I said, most of us don’t like to focus on these kinds of things.

It’s not fun. It’s difficult. It’s threatening. It’s disturbing. It’s uncomfortable. Who wants to be weak and vulnerable?

That’s the core of this experience, is recognizing your weakness and your vulnerability.

But then the question is, what do you do about it?

If you’re more mature, and I am at least by age, then you confront your wounding and your weaknesses and your vulnerabilities honestly and directly. The more confident and fearless you are about doing that, the more you will get done.

Now the 12th house, where this is occurring for me, can deal with a lot of the non-material aspects of reality.

So this can be like tapping into the collective trauma or wounding of society and reality. And there’s a lot of darkness there. There’s a lot of fear. There’s a lot of trauma.

Why am I explaining all this?

Because it’s drawn to my awareness how our society tends to avoid dealing with or confronting or even acknowledging these kinds of matters.

Take for example how we deal with things like homelessness. Right now there are people on the streets who at some point in the past had a family, a career, a three-bedroom home in the suburbs, and then they find themselves in circumstances where they lose everything and they have no choice but to live on the streets.

It could be because, for example, they couldn’t pay medical bills or they got bankrupted because of a health condition or something like that. Or maybe they had psychological problems or drug addiction or whatever it was.

And then our culture in many ways just kind of pretends that this isn’t actually happening, that that can’t happen to me, which is one of the ways that this gets perpetuated – this cycle – because nobody wants to think that that could happen to them.

Or we victim blame, which is a very low consciousness projection.

But my whole point is that at some point a lot of these people were just like us, and then they find themselves in these extremely challenging, difficult, and uncomfortable situations. And we as a society kind of sweep them under the rug, if not criminalize them.

And this is a very profound disservice and injustice to these people. It’s like kicking them when they’re down. It’s horrible.

These are the most vulnerable people in our society. And the true measure of our society is how we treat our most vulnerable people. If we do not treat them with respect and compassion, we are not an evolved society, regardless of what anyone says.

There are many seniors right now who retired thinking that they had enough money to survive through their retirement years. And because of inflation and higher interest rates, the skyrocketing cost of housing and health care, they’re finding that they’re not prepared in a way they thought they were. So these people, in fact, are now becoming vulnerable and marginalized as well. Many of them.

But this also occurs on the spiritual dimensions, where people who have experiences with dark psychic phenomenon are marginalized, rejected, or ostracized.

We portray these kinds of things a lot in film, think the horror genre. And people are fascinated by this, of course.

But in reality, people who experience these kinds of things can’t talk about it because they will be perceived as being crazy or threatened with being locked up in an institution.

Some people are mentally unstable. Let’s be clear about that. But not everyone.

And I myself have had many, many encounters with the darker aspects of reality for whatever reason going back to my childhood. And I have personally taken measures over the years to protect myself from those kinds of situations. I think it’s just simply because I’m psychically open or wired in a lot of ways that allows me to be able to perceive these kinds of things.

So what I’m saying is that sometimes these things are real.

I’m explaining all this because there needs to be a place for people who experience these kinds of things to be able to share those experiences and learn how to manage them without fear of being ostracized or stigmatized.

In fact, the worst thing that can happen here is that these people get increasingly isolated. You do not want to be in a state of fear when you are confronting these kinds of energies. It makes you more vulnerable.

My point is that people these days are more open about psychic phenomenon. This is something that we can’t explain scientifically or completely rationally. The majority of people are in complete denial about this kind of stuff.

Let’s face it, in the not too distant past, if not still to this day, people who experienced these kinds of things would have been thrown into mental institutions if not burned at the stake. That’s how bad it is.

People who are prone to these kinds of things need to learn ways of dealing with them that are constructive and positive. And that is possible. But it’s not likely to occur if our society just completely rejects the reality of this.

I am not in any way condoning darkness or the deliberate pursuit of it at all. I myself have made a solemn oath to be aligned with the path of light and truth. I am unwaveringly committed to that path, period.

However, we are not being of service to our brothers and our sisters if we deny their experiences and stigmatize them.

Now some people are having these kinds of experiences for karmic reasons, but even that can be addressed.

So I’m sharing this today, rather unexpectedly, because it came up for me very clearly and I had some insights into this that I wanted to share with you. It’s an uncomfortable topic, but it’s something that ultimately our society will need to confront in a constructive, compassionate way.

We are all members of the human family, and it behooves us, for all of us, to be uplifted and healed.

There is collective karma and trauma that humanity has to resolve or it will continue to occur, and the vast majority of us do not want to continue experiencing collective trauma, whether it’s through war or on the psychic levels.

Part of our collective upliftment in the Aquarian age will be for those who have the courage and the fortitude and the wisdom to help humanity to constructively move forward on these levels. So we have to help anyone in need, and I have made the point here before that we need to help our most vulnerable people.

Pretending that they don’t exist or that their reality is invalid is choosing ignorance and its folly.

In the episode description, I will link to some other episodes I have published that are related to this theme.

Again, for more detail, check the episode description for other episodes or articles that are related or that I mentioned.

And if you are interested in a reading with me, I’ll put a link to that as well. I have a 20% off special on currently.

Many sincere thanks to everyone who supports me, especially my YouTube members.

Thank you very much.

Take care, all the best, and I’ll talk to you again soon.

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Errata

Disinformation is a WMD

Disinformation is a weapon of mass destruction.

I discuss why we urgently need to clamp down on, if not criminalize, mass disinformation and prosecute those that promote it or profit from it.

This episode was published on January 10, 2024 at 9:49pm EST.


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Episode transcript:

Greetings all! Welcome to Aquarian Diary.

I’m your host, John Irving.

It is January 10th, 2024. The bulk of this was recorded on January 8th.

You know, this period we’re going through is just so intense and disturbing and alarming. And I can’t stop thinking about it because there’s aspects of what we’re experiencing right now collectively that are just so dark.

Having said that, I have done several episodes talking about Pluto transiting 29 degrees of Capricorn, this anaretic degree, which is where we are now. And I even did ones that were kind of intuitive, where I talked about how we would be going through this challenging period and that it would be hard for us to kind of maintain perspective.

Pluto will begin its second transit in recent history of Aquarius on January 20th. That’s only 10 days from now. So hopefully that brings about the kind of breath of fresh air that we probably really need.

And as usual, I’ll put links in the episode description to those other episodes as well. Some of them I published quite a while ago.

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, of course, we’re in kind of the darkest days of winter. So that kind of adds to this heaviness of energy as well. And I’ve found lately that my energy can fluctuate a lot. Like one day I feel great and the next day I don’t feel great at all. And I’m tired and, you know, just feel like I have no mojo, you know.

But what I really wanted to talk about here today was how this period of time we’ve gone through, especially in the last eight or nine years or so, has been really shocking in the sense that we’re seeing the darkest aspects of humanity and it can be quite agonizing, as I just described.

And one of the fundamental components of this, I think, is how there seems to be no appreciation of the value of truth itself. And being someone who’s older, I can actually attest, at least in my own experience, that things have been very different in recent history than they were when I was growing up.

To put this in perspective, think about it this way. If you had a good friend or a partner or a wife or husband or something like that, and they lied to you about something significant or important, and then you found out about it, that would fundamentally alter your perception of them and probably the way you dealt with them going forward.

Because typically if somebody lies to you or misrepresents something in a significant way, it increases the likelihood that they will do it again or they’ve done it in other ways that you just don’t know about yet. So we then end up kind of putting barriers around us with respect to our involvement or engagement with these kinds of people.

And it can take a toll on both of us going forward, whether they realize it or not. They’re being penalized for their behavior because they’ve broken trust with you and you because you’re disappointed because somebody important let you down.

I don’t think there’s anybody who wouldn’t feel some remorse or regret in a situation like that. It can literally lead to the breakup of a relationship and even a divorce. So these are really significant implications.

Another example, somebody that you hire or pay for some services or goods performs poorly, you’re much less likely to go back there or to refer other people to them because again, they’ve broken your trust and they’ve let you down.  These are just fundamental examples of human interaction. It makes perfect sense. If somebody lies or cheats or steals, it marks them.

But what we’ve seen happen on a broader scale in recent years is that lying, cheating and stealing on a large scale has been normalized to become much more socially acceptable, or at least more commonplace, than it used to be.  And again, based on my age, I can say that with a high degree of certainty. It’s not a bias of mine. I think most people would agree with that assessment.

And this has really profound implications because what we have seen is that this can result in really significant harm or adverse effects on millions, if not billions of people. Because we don’t have the same kinds of checks and balances around what’s socially acceptable that we used to.

So if you’re like me, you’ve been wondering, why is this? What is going on? What is in the air that has allowed this to reach these new levels?

We have degrees of hypocrisy, especially, for example, with the religious right, that seem to be completely off the charts. And if you’re somebody who places a high value on truth and integrity and honor, this can be really unsettling and disturbing.

This kind of behavior has really profound implications. We have massive numbers of people, for example, in the United States, that believe flat out falsehoods and conspiracy theories that are totally detached from the facts and objective reality. And nonetheless, they are convinced that what they believe is true. And there’s not a lot of hope to change their opinion.

And the widespread use of disinformation and misinformation has caused a lot of people to lose faith in institutions and the media because so much of it is complete BS. And they know this.

That is not to say that there aren’t many credible and trustworthy news organizations and reporters and journalists out there. There are, but they operate in a polluted and toxic ecosystem of misinformation. So the broad public perception of that whole industry is tainted by the conditions of the overall environment, which, like I said, is completely polluted.

And as far as I’m concerned, the fact that things are that way in itself is deliberate. Because if you want to promote or push forward policies or a policy agenda that average people, just based on common sense, would reject, and that experts and qualified people reject – in other words, reality opposes you – then what do you do?  You attempt to undermine reality itself. You discredit the media. You discredit the experts. You discredit the institutions. And you do this subversively and intentionally. And we have tons of evidence that that’s exactly what happens.

On the environmental front, Professor Naomi Oreskes wrote a really important book called Merchants of Doubt. In it, she describes how the tobacco industry came up with a public relations playbook that ended up keeping tobacco more readily available and without all the health warnings and so forth. For years and years and years, they managed to stall legislation, which would have negatively affected their profits, through all kinds of propaganda, misinformation, disinformation, and deceit.

She then makes an extremely compelling case that the fossil fuel industry adopted the same playbook to prevent or limit regulations on the use of fossil fuels, which are necessary to combat the global environmental crisis. And again, the tactics – the playbook – are all about deceit, sowing doubt and confusion in the minds of the public, subversively undermining experts, expertise, and institutions, primarily scientists and scientific research. And they literally spent hundreds of millions of dollars to accomplish this, and regrettably, they have been phenomenally successful.

I would take that a step further and say those same techniques that the fossil fuel industry used have been deployed in the political sphere, resulting in the kinds of consequences most of us are dealing with on a daily basis.

My whole point about this is that vested interests have deliberately undermined our faith and trust in institutions, from the media, to politics, to science, higher education, and academia, and of course the government, who might regulate them, and so on. As a means of sowing doubt and confusion and polarization, which then allows them to get away with things that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to because you can’t achieve consensus on any topic anymore.

And then this culture of lying and deceit, aided by prominent news networks, who benefit financially from being aligned with these special interest groups, basically are responsible for this state of societal chaos that we are in the midst of right now. And I can’t emphasize enough how dangerous and significant this is.

You could take any topic, say for example the environment, we have done hardly anything about this, even though we’ve known for decades that it was urgent. Think about the implications and costs of that inaction. Think about the polarization and gridlock in the United States of America, the most powerful country in the world.

It could be any topic, like health care. People go bankrupt because they can’t get health care. Meanwhile most advanced countries in the world, like in Europe or here in Canada, have socialized medicine. Those kinds of things just don’t happen. You’re not going to have to sell your house if you get cancer. Why does this persist? It persists because people are completely misinformed as a result of all the lies and propaganda and the deployment of things like social media campaigns that are specifically engineered to confuse people.

So again I’m making the argument that this is extremely dangerous and costly. We are far too sophisticated technologically to have huge chunks of our population completely misinformed about really important topics. We have military capabilities that could end life on this earth. And we need to recognize that truth does matter, that it’s not as subjective as many people think it is, and that we need to clamp down on those people, groups, and organizations that are deliberately promoting misinformation and disinformation.

One of the greatest threats to humanity is actually disinformation, for those very reasons. If we didn’t have massive numbers of people who were deliberately misinformed about the global environmental emergency, we probably would have started doing something about it decades ago. We’re talking about trillions and trillions of dollars of costs that will result from a lack of timely and adequate response to that existential threat.

Or it could result in something like military conflict on a large scale.

To me, this is the biggest lesson of recent history, is that we need to value and honor truth and integrity and safeguard it. Because the lack of it is literally a direct threat to our survival, and our safety, and our health, and our well-being, and the health and well-being and prosperity of current and future generations, as well as the biosphere, which are literally critical for our survival.

All the lying and deception have brought us to a point of peril environmentally, politically, and socially. And if we don’t recognize that and do something about it, we could go right off the deep end.

So just like in my previous episode, titled “Stop Enabling Nihilistic Culture Warriors,” I’m saying that we have to stand up for and go after those who are promoting mass amounts of disinformation and misinformation. We need new laws, they need to be held accountable. We have to recognize that propaganda, disinformation, and misinformation are weapons of mass destruction. Period.

Think about it. Just think about everything that’s happened that has resulted from all of the high-level lying and deception, misinformation, disinformation, and propaganda that has occurred in recent years. I wouldn’t challenge anyone to argue that the implications of that are not profound and very dangerous.

Of course, we need to have a place for free speech, but misinformation and disinformation is like an infectious disease and it spreads if you do not hold it in check. And that is the lesson of this recent period of human history.

Now hopefully, come January 20th, when we get the energy of Pluto in Aquarius, that’s exactly what will start to happen.

It’s like now we have a significant portion of the population that needs to be deprogrammed, like they’ve fallen under the spell of a cult of lies. And some of it is self-deception, but a lot of it has its roots in these completely immoral and unethical organizations that profit from deceit. It is completely shameful and in many ways these people should be ostracized, but also held accountable.

We just have to decide that we will no longer tolerate that anymore because it is extremely harmful. It’s like the opioid crisis, but even worse, because it’s so widespread.

And that’s just a matter of us setting standards, holding ourselves to high standards, and holding others to similar standards too.

Going back to the beginning, if somebody that you trusted broke your trust by deceiving you about something important, there’s a consequence for that to them. You’re going to feel bad, you’re going to feel hurt, but they’re going to actually suffer more because they’re going to lose opportunities, or your friendship, or your relationship, or whatever the case may be.

Extrapolating from that to the bigger picture, it should be the same process. And if we need to update our laws and our judicial systems, then we should, because the stakes are literally existential.

Did anyone ever think that in the early part of the 21st century, that America’s democracy would literally be in peril? I never thought I would see that. And that’s not just my opinion. There are scores, countless, thinkers, academics, scholars, commentators, journalists, and politicians who are saying the same thing. It’s not hyperbole.

My argument is that this is a cultural problem, and it has to do with our complacency and carelessness about not holding people accountable for their behavior. If someone is spreading lies, or disinformation, or misinformation, at the very least, they should be called out on it and taken to task.

And if it’s a business doing this, they should be held accountable in the courts for any damages that their actions have caused. You can’t run into a theater and yell “fire” if there’s no fire actually occurring. It’s completely irresponsible, and it’s dangerous.

And we have to hold the media and these other organizations that have been doing that for years to the same standard. It’s really that simple. We have to make it socially unacceptable to lie about things that can cause significant harm to society. We do not allow companies to grossly misrepresent their products in ways that can cause harm to people, the public commons, or property.

I’m essentially arguing that we need to criminalize disinformation. Literally, we don’t have a choice. We prosecute people for vastly less consequential crimes on a daily basis.

We need to protect ourselves and society from ruthless and unscrupulous criminals, as well as their accomplices and enablers.

For more detail, check the episode description for other episodes or articles that are related or that I mentioned.

And if you’re interested in a reading with me, I’ll put a link to that as well. I have a 20% off special on currently.

Many sincere thanks to everyone who supports me, especially my YouTube members. Thank you very much.

Take care, all the best, and I’ll talk to you again soon.

Bye for now.

End transcript.

Other related episodes or referenced herein:

Pluto at 29° Capricorn – A Karmic Reckoning

Drama and Detachment During This Intensely Karmic Cycle

Pluto in Aquarius – Dawn of Global Consciousness⁠ ⁠

Pluto at 29° Capricorn – Will brute force stop progress?

Pluto Transit Capricorn – Lessons for Humanity

Uranus square Pluto and Far-Right Extremism: 1930’s and 2010’s

The Astrology of Mass Delusion: 2011-2026

Stop Enabling Nihilistic Culture Warriors

The Great Infant Rebellion

Other episodes of mine featuring Pluto

Articles referenced herein:

Merchants of Doubt – Naomi Oreskes, Erik M. Conway
First published May 25, 2010

Trump’s false or misleading claims total 30,573 over 4 years

A quarter of Americans believe FBI instigated Jan. 6, Post-UMD poll finds

#Media #PostTruth #Propaganda

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Critically important climate milestones – Jan 8, 2024

Regrettably, but unsurprisingly, it was reported today that 2023 smashed the record for world’s hottest year by huge margin.

Today The Guardian also published some extraordinary and very significant remarks made by Prof James Hansen which I encapsulated in the graphic displayed below. Hansen made these remarkable statements when he was questioned about his recent assertions that we will surpass the 1.5°C threshold of global warming in 2024.

For something like 20 years (at least) I have been making similar arguments about the IPCC – that its projections were too conservative, and thus misleading. Many people who have known me for a long time can attest to this. I have also made many statements to this effect publicly via social media. So, being vindicated is an important but bittersweet milestone for me personally.

Today, when sharing the graphic below, I included with the following preamble:

“These statements by Prof James Hansen finally vindicate what a few of us (myself included) have been adamantly proclaiming for many, many years. The significance of this cannot be overstated. The IPCC has been widely considered to be the definitive source for “credible” data and guidance on this urgently important topic of global concern.”

Text version of this graphic:

Prof James Hansen:

“the 1.5C global warming ceiling has been passed for all practical purposes… Passing through the 1.5C world is a significant milestone because it shows that the story being told by the United Nations, with the acquiescence of its scientific advisory body, the IPCC, is a load of bullshit”

– Prof James Hansen


Source:
Global heating will pass 1.5C threshold this year, top ex-Nasa scientist says (Jan 8, 2024)

Graphic: John Irving • AquarianDiary.com

Stop Enabling Nihilistic Culture Warriors

I discuss how the left got played (again!) by nihilistic right wing culture warriors. This is a pattern that keeps repeating over and over. The media needs to start accurately reporting what is happening and stop falling for self-evident ploys which enable events such as what recently happened to ex Harvard President Claudine Gay. The media should be more than capable of handling such situation responsibly by now.

This episode was published on January 7, 2024 at 9:20pm EST.



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Episode transcript:

Greetings all! Welcome to Aquarian Diary.

I’m your host, John Irving.

It is January 7th, 2024.

I will be displaying some graphics on the screen. If that matters to you, you may prefer to watch this on YouTube if you’re not.

I just want to comment on a topic that has really struck a nerve with me recently that I think is not receiving the kind of attention it deserves.

And this has to do with the right-wing attack on the leadership of Ivy League universities in America.

Why does this bother me so much? Because to me what’s happening is extremely transparent.

The right-wing is using this as a means to undermine a lot of social progress that has occurred over the past few generations.

Anybody who’s been following right-wing extremists or politics or culture wars in recent years knows exactly what motivates these people. They’re not motivated by academic standards or rigor. At all.

It’s about racism, misogyny, and xenophobia, and trying to normalize that, or make it socially acceptable.

And what infuriates me so much about this is that it underscores again how incredibly naive many people on the left can be, and this includes the pundit class.

They look at this as a technical exercise. Did Claudine Gay commit plagiarism or not? Yes or no? Without considering what is motivating this and what their agenda is.

And in effect, what happens is that a portion of the commentariat effectively is enabling this to occur, which to me represents the thin edge of a very dangerous wedge and slippery slope. Because now what they will do, based on what they perceive as a success, is they will start going after all kinds of academics, professors, teachers, curriculum, etc., on a much larger scale, which has terrifying implications for academia, our culture, and our society.

It brings to mind what happened to Al Franken, and I’m not condoning what he did, but the standards that were applied to him are in no way fairly applied to those on the other side of the political spectrum. Everybody should be aware of that. If you’re not aware of the history of this, I encourage you to read up on it.

Again, there’s this infuriating naivete on the part of the left Not only is this a danger, as I have already described, to all of these institutions and our whole education system, but it also creates a wedge on the left side of the political spectrum where now you have people arguing or debating or being polarized over this issue.

So now we have all of these wedges being hammered into the left, and the left is not only just letting it happen, but in my view, being complicit in that. That’s the infuriating part, it’s the complicity and the naivete, which is a level of ignorance and denial about what’s actually happening and what this threat represents to us on a broader scale.

We’ve seen these kinds of situations play out for years in all kinds of fields, whether it’s the environment, the judiciary, gerrymandering, or voting rights, or abortion, or all of these topics. There’s this confounding, like I said, naivete and stupidity, really, is what it is.

Now, a lot of people have been commenting on this. I’ve posted quite a few articles on my community tab on this topic.

There was one in particular that I thought articulated this the best out of the bunch, and that was by Maura Donegan in The Guardian on January 4th, titled “Claudine Gay’s Resignation Had Nothing to Do with Plagiarism”.

I will include links to some of these articles in the description.

This whole scenario clearly illustrates one of the greatest vulnerabilities of the left, and that is, like I said, the naivete that effectively often leads to enabling.

Our social standards and norms and institutions have been being chipped away at for decades, with increasing intensity recently, and people are standing by and allowing this to happen, and it is extremely dangerous. People need to shake their heads and wake up.

Joe Biden gave a very impassioned speech on January 6th, which I applaud, because basically he took the gloves off and started speaking the truth about the threat to democracy that the United States faces, and I’m thrilled about that.

I don’t agree with all of Joe Biden’s policies. But finally, the Democrats seem to have taken off the gloves, and are fighting back. The Democrats have long sort of taken a knife to a gunfight, and that has always boggled my mind. Democracy is slipping away, and we need to very forcefully confront that.

Astonishingly, even after many, many years, the left falls into the same traps over and over and over, and it has to stop.

As I have commented, it took years before the mainstream media started calling Trump’s lies, lies, even though it was blatantly evident to everyone that he was lying incessantly and deliberately and dangerously. But they would not point that out explicitly for a very long time, even though it was true and plainly self-evident. Like, it’s just jaw-dropping. It’s starting to happen now, thank God, but why didn’t it happen 8 years ago?

This is not to mention all the false equivalencies, false balance, both-sidesing, whataboutism, double standards, and all those other nauseating and cowardly habits that were familiar with from the mainstream media, who’ve been doing that for decades. All in the name of honoring neutrality, like for example giving the same credence or airtime to a highly credentialed expert as they do to some completely unqualified random right-wing blogger, or social media influencer, or clinically insane conspiracy theorist.

There’s no question that the right-wing is completely delusional. A quarter of the American population believes that the January 6th insurrection was instigated by the FBI. A quarter of the American population is completely out of touch with reality, on just that one topic. Like, how can that be? It’s just absurd.

But the left is also delusional in the sense that they seem to be in denial about the nature of the threat that we are confronted with, and the tactics that they overtly employ, repeatedly.

Anybody who has done any amount of reading on the extreme right playbook, coupled with their actual actions and behavior, should know exactly what their agenda is. In fact, now we know very explicitly what the agenda is, because the plan for what’s going to happen if Trump gets re-elected is out on the table. Anybody can go read it. It’s right there in black and white. It’s not debatable. It’s irrefutable.

It amounts to a plan to install a fascistic, authoritarian, and theocratic dictatorship, which clearly and plainly contradicts core democratic principles and values. We don’t need to speculate about this. It’s black and white. It’s like we’re in a war, but people won’t admit it. And that has to end.

We need to stop being naive, stop playing into their hands, stop being complicit in allowing them to undermine and chip away at our institutions and our democratic principles and values and norms, rules and laws. And, as I argued in a recent episode, the adults need to step up and take control, to avoid an absolute calamity.

One of the things we can do is that when pundits, journalists, or commentators openly play into their hands and basically further their agenda, we can call them out for it and say you need to stop doing this. You are part of the problem.

On January 6th, there was new video released, which shows the Capitol Hill insurrectionists trying to breach the House of Representatives. It’s about 8 minutes long. It’s really disturbing.

When I was watching this, what I thought about, which I didn’t see many people comment on, was the fact that these people are not the sharpest tacks in the box. They’re not the brightest bulbs, if you know what I mean. Clearly, you can tell that.

And what I thought was that these people are the victims of disinformation, which caused them to act in such a bizarre and dangerous fashion. And that the real perpetrators here are those that were promoting the misinformation that caused this to occur, but that they’re not being held accountable. It would be the news networks, the politicians, the social media platforms, the blogs, and right-wing press. They are responsible for what happened here.

Many of these people are just not that bright. It’s really disturbing when you look at it from that perspective. Many of these people’s lives have been completely ruined, and they should be suing the politicians and organizations that promoted propaganda and lies that instigated this.

When something really sticks with me like this topic has, I know, I just know, it’s really important.

The right wants to unwind all of the accomplishments that the left has made going back to the 1960s. And we are allowing them to do it.

Despite their blatant hypocrisy, despite the fact that we know what their true motives are, and despite the fact that we know what their agenda is, which is clearly illiberal and anti-democratic, we need to stop enabling them. We need to put our foot down. We just need to stop it. Or we are in big trouble.

Even those who don’t consider themselves to be on the left but favor reason or are pro-democracy should consider this.

Again, for more detail, check the episode description for other episodes or articles that are related or that I mentioned.

And if you’re interested in a reading with me, I’ll put a link to that as well. I have a 20% off special on currently.

Many sincere thanks to everyone who supports me, especially my YouTube members. Thank you very much.

Take care, all the best, and I’ll talk to you again soon.

Bye for now.

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The Great Infant Rebellion


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Bill Ackman’s Campaign Against Harvard Followed Years of Resentment

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GOP voter-fraud crackdown overwhelmingly targets minorities, Democrats

More than half of voters think Trump will act like a dictator if elected: poll

This conservative ‘mandate’ is a terrifying preview of Christianized government

How Right-Wing Groups Are Plotting To Implement Trump’s Authoritarianism

Conservative groups draw up plan to dismantle the US government and replace it with Trump’s vision

A tense new Jan. 6 video shows Republican congressmen admonishing rioters trying to enter House chamber

A quarter of Americans believe FBI instigated Jan. 6, Post-UMD poll finds

Biden marks Jan. 6 anniversary with campaign speech on democracy

A Warning About Donald Trump and 2024


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Boomers: Defining a Legacy – The astrology of a generational inflection point

I discuss what I think members of the Boomer demographic should devote themselves to, in coming years, to address generational inequality and leave a laudable legacy for future generations (eg Millennials, Generation Z, etc.).

In my opinion the Boomer generation is comprised of people who were born with Pluto in Leo in their natal chart. Pluto was in Leo between 1937-1958 (check your natal chart to be sure, especially if you were born near the beginning or end of this time period).

This episode was published on January 2, 2024 at 4:16pm EST. It was recorded on Dec 27, 2023.


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Greetings all! Welcome to Aquarian Diary. I’m your host, John Irving.

It is January 2nd, 2024. The bulk of this was recorded on December 31st, 2023.

I will be displaying some graphics on the screen. If that matters to you, you may prefer to watch this on YouTube.

Happy 2024 everyone! Such an interesting time.

Jupiter went direct on December 30th.

Mercury went direct on the night of January 1st.

In a few weeks, on January 20th, Pluto will enter Aquarius, which I have talked a lot about here.

Finally, Uranus will go direct on January 27th.

At that point, there will be no retrograde planets until April 1st, when Mercury goes retrograde. So this is a period where we will be in full steam ahead energies.

So it’s kind of nice to have 2023 in the rear view mirror.

You know, one of the things about Jupiter is that it does, in some respects, cover the law. So we had all these weird squabbles around legal matters and issues, and everyone was very focused on that, particularly around Donald Trump.

Jupiter had been retrograde between September 4th and December 30th. So now that Jupiter is going direct again, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a little less hesitation with respect to legal matters, prosecutions, indictments, and so forth.

It would be nice to put the whole 45 affair behind us too. Wouldn’t that be a relief? We could actually think about and worry about things that actually matter. Like democracy, or the environment, or solving the polycrisis that humanity faces.

Come on, let’s get it over with. I talked a lot about this in my episode titled “The Infant Rebellion.” Fingers crossed I was right about that.

Today I want to talk about something that’s been on my mind for a while. It’s just been kind of stewing in the back of my mind for quite some time now.

And I noticed that this subject is a bit triggering for people. So I want to preface this by saying that I hope people don’t perceive it that way.

What I’m going to be talking about is actually a call to action. And it came up in the discussion I had recently with Irish Granny Tarot, which I’ll put a link to in the description as usual. Always check the description if there’s any references I put links in there.

I was talking about how Pluto in Aquarius is going to be opposing the sign of Leo. And as far as I’m concerned, the generational cohorts are actually defined by their Pluto placement.

So the whole Pluto and Leo generation, which is really the post-war baby boomers, are going to be being opposed by Pluto. And this is a challenging aspect.

But we don’t necessarily need to be overly fearful of Pluto unless we’ve just been very negligent when it comes to dealing with the issues that Pluto in our natal chart represents. And of course, everyone will have Leo in a different house, one of 12 houses.

But this extended period, a 20-year cycle of Pluto opposing Leo, I just find the timing of it so fascinating. Because of course, many countries around the world now are really concerned about this cohort stepping into retirement, moving out of the workforce.

Of course, when they’re retired, for the most part, they’re not generating taxable income in the form of salaries. And they’re aging, and they will require a lot of support medically and in terms of assisted living in many cases. And some will be experiencing things like dementia and stuff, right? This is just stuff that happens when you get to a certain age.

Now, just for the record, I’m not actually Pluto and Leo. I’m Pluto in Virgo. But most of my friends and mentors and spiritual teachers over the years were Pluto and Leo people.

So, I naturally gravitated towards them, because from my perspective, they were generally more mature than people of my own age. And I was interested always in deep subjects and topics.

I was really interested in things like spirituality and those kinds of topics from late teens, early 20s. Not typical. Most people don’t seem to get interested in this kind of stuff until 30s, 40s, whatever. It’s just the way it is. It’s just the way I’ve always been.

In fact, one of the people who I kind of considered my first mentor is the person who introduced me to astrology. And I was probably 20 years old, something like that. I remember that whole period very distinctly.

So, my point is that I have a tremendous amount of respect for that generation. And of course, the whole counter-cultural movement that arose in the 1960s, very interestingly when Pluto and Uranus conjuncted in Virgo in that time frame.

And now we have Pluto moving into Aquarius, and its ruler is Uranus. So, you can see the parallels, at least I hope.

And I have talked a lot about this in my episodes about Pluto in Aquarius, which I would encourage you to watch or listen to, because I’m not going to revisit all of that here. It would just be redundant.

But having said all that, so we got environmentalism, we got the anti-war movement, we got civil rights, all these kinds of things really came to a head in that period. Old cultural norms and stereotypes started to dissolve. We got so many things, arts, music I mean, just think of the music. Groundbreaking music, rock and roll, was a paradigm shift compared to anything that had existed before. And we still revere many of the musicians that arose in that period, which is like 60 years ago. It’s amazing. Art, film, oh my god, you could go on and on.

And perhaps even most importantly for me, was the blend of Eastern and Western religious and spiritual traditions. This was huge, huge, amazing, right?

And then they moved along, and they had kids, and they had careers, and they got into the workforce, and they started buying homes and accumulating wealth. Things that you naturally are inclined to do when you have responsibilities like children and grandchildren and things like that, of course, right?

But now humanity is at this point where for younger people, Generation Zs and Millennials, things are really difficult and the future is very gloomy.

A topic that is very important to me, of course, is the global environmental issue. And I hesitate to use terms here because I’ll just get flagged by the algorithms. But anyway, I digress.

But we have this global environmental problem that literally represents a clear and present danger to civilization itself.

The latest research and measurements and observations are off the charts. According to the latest research by James Hansen, Earth’s climate sensitivity is 4.8 degrees Celsius, which is substantially higher than had been understood.

That means that for a doubling of Earth’s atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, that we will see average warming of 4.8 degrees Celsius. And Earth could warm significantly more if we do not take radical actions to curb our emissions.

Hansen et al calculate that climate equilibrium could be as much as 8 or 10 degrees Celsius, which is what will occur over a long period of time.

We started the industrial revolution at 280 ppm CO2. We’re now at like 422 ppm.

And at the current rate of emissions, it won’t be long before we reach that doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, which bring us into that territory of 4.8 C of global warming.

James Hansen is considered to be the godfather of this science in many ways. And if you’ve done any reading about this, you know that those kinds of temperature increases will be utterly catastrophic to global ecosystems and environments and to civilization itself.

Last week, Australia had temperatures of 49 Celsius in parts of Australia. That’s 120 Fahrenheit. This is life threatening to animals, livestock, human beings, aquatic life, birds, reptiles, mammals, the works. Most creatures can’t survive very long in those kinds of temperatures. There’s a phenomenon called the wet bulb temperature, which measures how much heat and humidity people can survive in before they die. And it’s well below what those kinds of temperatures can inflict on people under certain circumstances.

Anyway, finally, I will get to the point. I just want to make sure that people understand how critical the current situation is.

This is on top of all of the issues of young people being burdened by massive amounts of student debt that they can’t get out from, even if they declare bankruptcy. They’re basically living in a form of indentured servitude. They have no hope of buying a home because they can’t generate the down payment unless they have wealthy parents who can support them.

And I’ve made the case here before that factoring in inflation, our incomes have actually been going down for decades.

And a lot of young people have no interest in starting families because they’re very concerned about the future environmentally, as they should be. There’s a lot to be very concerned about.

When I was a child, my parents hammered this into our heads, that if you ever go to a place, you visit a place, you’re a guest somewhere, or you borrow something from somebody, you always return it in at least as good condition as it was when you borrowed it or used it, if not better. So if you stayed at someone’s place, you tidied up, you made the bed, you did the laundry, you always leave a place better off than it was when you found it.

Both my parents, they had a really strong ethic about these kinds of things. And I think that that is a rule that should apply to the baby boomer generation as well.

So my argument is that the baby boomers, as they’re retiring, and they have a tremendous amount of wealth that they’ve stashed away, they should be, in my opinion – this is my suggestion – they should be devoting themselves to doing whatever it takes so that the world that they leave behind for future generations is better for everyone than it was when they arrived on the scene. Simple concept, right?

When my boomer friends were growing up, they had tremendous opportunities to go get a higher education. It was very inexpensive, almost nothing. You could work your way through university just on a summer job, and many of them did. That’s not true anymore, not even remotely. Kids go into crushing debt for decades.

And the environmental situation is really, really concerning, as I have described here and in other episodes.

So those baby boomers who are retiring, for example, could form groups or organizations or join groups or organizations that are trying to make the world a better place. They could brainstorm around questions like, “What do we need to change to make the world a better place?” It could be politically, it could be socially, it could be environmentally, it could be economically, it could be in terms of education or healthcare or housing or whatever it is.

If a portion of the baby boomers devoted themselves to this, they would win the respect, admiration, and appreciation from countless younger people. And that would be their legacy.

Now, if you’re a baby boomer who’s struggling to survive, and you don’t own a million-dollar house or whatever it is, I’m not suggesting that you devote huge amounts of your time to projects like this. But if you are somebody who’s secure and successful, and you have energy, time, or resources to spare, I really do think that that is what the baby boomer generation should be doing. Like I said, they should be focused on leaving behind a legacy that is honorable, ethical, and laudable. Why wouldn’t you want to do that?

Sure, there’s some people who are just egocentric, but that’s probably not you if you’re listening to this now.

One of the reasons I’m raising this is because I’ve noticed over many years, because I’m reasonably well-informed about the global environmental situation, that I would often feel, kind of like just sense it, that baby boomers would get triggered around this issue.

And I also think they get triggered around the housing issue, because you know, they bought homes decades ago, many of them, when it was peanuts. And for the most part, interest rates were really low. And they also have the wealth reserves to capitalize on situations.

So just in my comings and goings, I’ve noticed that, like I said, these kinds of topics are triggering for boomers in some cases, because they probably feel like they’re being attacked, or maybe part of them feels guilty about it, I’m not sure. But they have to get over that. Honestly, really have to get over that.

You can’t hide from consciousness and you can’t hide from responsibility, especially with Pluto opposing your natal Pluto, which it’s going to be doing for 20 years. So if the baby boomers don’t take the bull by the horn, and be proactive about these kinds of issues, I think their legacy will be in serious question if it’s not already.

So that’s why I’m arguing for them to be proactive, which is also a smart thing from a karmic perspective. You can’t come to the earth, trash the place, and then take off without there being karmic consequences.

And I know that this doesn’t apply to everyone who’s listening to me right now. I know that some of you are mind-blowingly amazing, wonderful and beautiful people, who have been active socially, politically and so forth, working on really good causes for many, many years. And you’ve been, in a lot of ways, feeling like you’ve been screaming into the wind. And I get it. I’ve been experiencing that too.

But as a general rule, this cohort is at that stage in its life cycle, where they have the most amount of responsibility, because they have many years of experience, they’ve had many opportunities, a lot of life experience, they’re in positions of power and influence, or they could be.

And this is just kind of a preventative recommendation that they really stop, think about their legacy, do whatever they can to leave earth a better place than it was when they came here. And especially for the younger generations, that’s probably not their kids, that’s their grandkids or their great-grandkids.

I’m saying this because it’s important, and I’m saying this because it matters, and it’s been on my mind for a while now. And as I’ve said, I can be a bit prophetic, I just sense these kinds of things, and I’m putting it out there because I know there’s a lot of boomers that listen to me.

So I’m hoping that they will do that, en masse, like on a large scale. Just organize, plan, strategize.

Here’s another suggestion. Don’t discount what the younger generations are saying or feeling. They’re not living in the same world that you grew up in, it’s very, very different.

When I was a kid, my father bought a new car every year, and he supported a wife and four kids on one salary, and he was not a millionaire. That isn’t even remotely conceivable anymore. It’s not even something a young person generally would even think about or aspire to, it’s just so far-fetched. It’s not like that. Kids are living at home in their 20s and 30s. So don’t discount what they’re experiencing.

Involve them, go out and talk to them, get them to come to these meetings and tell you what they’re feeling, thinking, and experiencing, what they’re afraid of, why they fear the future, and so forth, and really listen. Listen to what they say and how they’re feeling. Empathize with them, don’t criticize them. I’m not saying they’re all right, but generally, the world is very different.

Plus, there’s the whole environmental crisis I’ve been talking about. That is going to destabilize every sector and aspect of society, from the economy, to housing, to agriculture, everything.

Yes, we had certain threats back in the 1960s. I remember in school being trained to duck and cover, but that was just a possibility. The environmental crisis is happening, guaranteed. It’s going to happen. It’s already starting, but it’s going to get much worse, regardless of anything that we do at this point in time. Even if we stop all emissions today, it’s going to get worse for years to come.There’s an inertia in the system.

So, those are my suggestions, and let me know what you think. And try not to get triggered by this. I’m trying to help, and if you have a problem, the first step is acknowledging the problem and not being in denial about it.

I’ll leave it there for now. Thanks for your time.

Again, for more detail, check the episode description for other episodes or articles that are related or that I mentioned.

And if you’re interested in a reading with me, I’ll put a link to that as well. I have a 20% off special on currently.

Many sincere thanks to everyone who supports me, especially my YouTube members. Thank you very much.

Take care, all the best, and I’ll talk to you again soon.

Bye for now.

End transcript.

Other related episodes or referenced herein:

The Great Infant Rebellion

⁠Pluto in Aquarius – Dawn of Global Consciousness⁠

Pluto at 29° Capricorn – A Karmic Reckoning⁠

Other episodes featuring Pluto.

Articles or podcasts referenced herein:

The discussion that I had with Irish Granny Tarot (published Dec 26, 2023) can be viewed here: A Conversation with John of Aquarian Diary

Global warming in the pipeline – Hansen et al

Marble Bar to reach 49C as severe heatwave grips parts of Queensland, NT and WA

The ‘wealth transfer’ from boomers won’t save Gen X and millennials

No, the Boomers didn’t live within their means. And younger generations will pay the price

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The Great Infant Rebellion

I discuss a palpable shift in energy I experienced yesterday and what it may portend for us and humanity. I also describe a dream about Trump – which I had years ago – that relates to this observation.

This episode was published on December 28, 2023 at 1:00pm EST. It was recorded on Dec 27, 2023.


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Greetings all, Welcome to Aquarian Diary.

I’m your host, John Irving.

It is December 28th, 2023. This was recorded on December 27th.

I recorded another lengthy discussion with Irish Granny Tarot on December 24th. She published it on her channel on December 26th. Many thanks to Helen for having me on her channel again.

If that’s of interest to you, you can find a link in my conversations playlist, and I’ll also put a link in the episode description as well where you can also find links to other episodes of mine that are related to this one.

This morning I woke with a very peculiar feeling. I always pay attention to how I feel in the mornings because I just have a sense that I’m doing a lot of work in my sleep time. And this feeling was unusual because it really stood in contrast to how I have felt lately.

Obviously I have been very concerned about what’s happening in the world in many respects, and I spend a lot of time reading and analyzing this because I’m really concerned and I’m very curious.

So that has been just the way I have been being for a very long time. I’m always anxious to find out what’s happening, how this is playing out, where we’re going to go, and things like that.

It’s like we’re in a movie, and it’s one of those intense dramas where you never know what’s going to happen next, and you’re kind of waiting to see if there’s going to be some weird plot twist or turn. And recent history, politically and socially, has been very much like that. But that can get a bit exhausting at the same time too. It’s like we’ve been overstimulated.

So the feeling I had this morning was, when I got up, I was like, “I’m done with this. I’m just done with it. It’s over.”

And it really caused me to stop and think, “What does this mean? I can’t just walk away from everything.” But it felt like I had reached a turning point.

And then I reflected on this a little bit. And it’s kind of like we’ve been dealing with a lot of petulant children.

And you know what it’s like when parents hit their limit or they hit their wall, and they just suddenly put their foot down and say, “No, enough. Go to bed, or behave, or eat your vegetables, or that’s it!” You just can’t take anymore.

And in the bigger scheme of things, it’s like, “No, you can’t destroy the global environment because we need it to survive. No, you can’t just impose some weird made-up theocracy on society because that’s wrong and people don’t really want that. No, you can’t destroy the economy. No, you can’t destroy the government. No, you can’t wreak havoc on the environment. No, you can’t steal Ukraine. Just wear a mask, it’s not a big deal, stop whining. No, you can’t undermine democracy. No, you can’t lie. No, you can’t cheat. No, you can’t steal. No, you can’t be a misogynist and treat women like crap.” This has been what we’ve been doing.

I mean, those of us who are more aware or more responsible or more mature, this is what we’ve been dealing with. We’ve got this sort of outbursts or tantrums of infantile petulance that’s been sweeping the globe.

Everyone has just been in this sort of nihilistic mood of like, “Let’s just burn the place down,” as if that’s going to solve the problem.

The rest of us have been kind of going like, “Why are people behaving this way? Why did they think this way? Why are they acting this way? What the hell is driving this? What do we do to fix it? How do we prevent complete calamity?” And so on.

This energy this morning that I had was just kind of like, “No, it’s done. It’s over. Forget it. We’re not doing that. Fasten your seatbelts. Get in your seat.” It’s the frustrated parent who’s hit their limit. That was the vibe.

And then it made me think about this dream I had about the former president, 45, Trump. Because I’ve had dreams with all the recent presidents.

And my dreams are very powerful. My spiritual name relates to dreaming. It’s like my gift or my superpower. I have dreams that can be very prophetic and meaningful.

And I wish I could translate them into film or something because they’re quite spectacular and very vivid and detailed and very realistic. But at the same time, I often have an awareness that I’m dreaming during the dream, so they’re quite lucid.

And there are certain dreams I have where I will wake up right after the dream and I just know that it is very important and significant. And I’ll journal them.

I’ve had dreams with Obama, Trump, and Biden, and they were very symbolic and informative. And I’ve been meaning to do an episode describing these dreams because they really paint a very vivid picture about who these people are. So they’re very psychic.

But anyway, the dream I had about Trump, which occurred years ago, was that I was in this room and it was a big room with a big marble or stone floor.

And there was Trump sitting in a large throne. Big throne. Trump is sitting on this throne on an elevated level. So he’s kind of overlooking this room.

And on the floor in front of him, surrounding him, were a whole bunch of toddlers. I’m talking like two, three-year-old toddlers.

And each toddler is just kind of sitting there and they’re playing with some little blocks or Lego or whatever it is, little objects on the floor. And each toddler is kind of just like doing their own thing, kind of like, you know, they have that sort of semi-dazed look about them. They’re just kind of there observing and kind of like, they sort of have a bit of a spaced out look about them sometimes because they’re just off in some other world.

So here’s Trump sitting in this big throne and in front of him are all these toddlers.

And then there’s me. And I’m looking at this going like, okay, what am I doing here?

And Trump is looking at me sort of like out of the corner of his eye. And I knew what he was thinking. He was thinking, what do I have to offer this guy to basically buy him off? In other words, how could he sort of bribe me so that he would have my allegiance?

And he was scheming in his mind, trying to read me and figure out what can I offer him? What can I give him? How can I pay him off?

And then he proceeded to offer me something, which I can’t really share because it’s very personal. But he had psychically tuned into me to figure out what he could give me that I needed. So it was very transactional.

And for some reason, it was important to him to win me over so that I wouldn’t be critical of him or be some kind of weird threat to him. I’m not sure why, but that was his MO, was basically to buy me off. And I got the impression that that’s how he treats everybody, very transactionally, but using his money or power or influence to win allies.

Now, a lot of people in power will do that. But there’s a lot of people who are just aligned because they share similar values or goals or ambitions. You know, someone like Bernie Sanders wouldn’t align with somebody who was in conflict with his vision of the world or his core values. So there’s certain cases where you can’t necessarily bribe those kinds of people because they’re not just motivated by personal gain.

And that was the dream, basically, was this whole scenario of A) Trump trying to buy me off and B) that he was surrounded by all these infants.

And my takeaway from that was that his base are the infants. They’re just children. That’s a very clear message.

And I think symbolically, they’re just not very advanced. They’re very young.

And to sort of complete the picture, I’ve also had the spiritual experience of having a message from source explaining to me the whole idea of all God’s children. That God loves everyone because they’re all his children, whether they’re right or wrong or misled, regardless of their state of evolution, their consciousness, it doesn’t matter because we’re all God’s children. And some of us are just more mature than others.

So what this dream was showing me was the state of being or level of consciousness of core Trump supporters.

We’ve all gone through countless lifetimes of evolution in many different incarnations. We all started out at the beginning. So there’s no judgment or shame about that.

There’s a mixture of people here on earth who are more evolved and lesser evolved or younger souls and more older souls.

I would assume that probably if you’re listening to me, you’re more towards the older soul end of the spectrum because you’re interested in these kinds of matters and spirituality and figuring out why you’re here.

Whereas somebody who’s a younger soul is still learning about the fundamental aspects of being incarnate and being in the physical realm and exploring materialism and values and things like that and learning about what’s right and wrong. You know, these are like fundamental lessons. We all have to go through those early stages like kindergarten and elementary school, junior high, high school, college, university, whatever.

So getting back to where I started, which is this energy of like, no, get in your chair, you know, no, go to bed, no, behave, whatever it is.

It made me think, because I kind of have a really good sense of where things are at. It shows in my astrology too. I’m kind of quite tapped into the collective consciousness and I’m also a bit of a precursor. I also can see things coming before they actually manifest. I’ll just start thinking about things or I’ll start reading about things and then it’ll show up in fairly short order.

I’m a little ahead of the curve and it made me think that that’s part of the shift of energy I’ve been talking about in recent episodes. I talked about Pluto at 29 degrees of Capricorn. Again Jupiter goes direct at the end of this month. Mercury goes direct on the first and then the big shift of Pluto into Aquarius on January 20th, which is really big.

I think that’s kind of the vibe that is emerging or that is about to emerge is just that people are going to go like, okay, enough of this BS. We have to act like adults. People are just going to tune out all the BS and just say, okay, what are we going to do? How do we fix this? Let’s move forward.

Let’s stop devoting so much attention to the infants, the petulant infants who have been driving us crazy and distracting us for years. We’re just going to put our foot down and say enough. We’re not doing that anymore. Like the adults sort of take charge. That’s the vibe I had this morning.

Now the reason I’m explaining all this is because this shift in energy that I felt this morning was really different, significantly different than the vibe that we’ve been in recently. It was very striking because it just felt so different.

I mean, we’ve kind of been in that vibe that I’ve been talking about since, I don’t know, 2015, 2016. It’s been really intense of like, oh my God, look, everything’s going crazy. It’s going haywire. People are going crazy.

All the culture war stuff, all the politics, all the social disruption and the bad behavior and dealing with people’s outbursts on almost a daily basis.

You know, there’s like really serious things we need to attend to. But then the news cycle is dominated by all of these outbursts and outrageous things that people have been saying and doing that just distract us and draw our attention away from all the bigger, more important things. And it goes on like that.

It’s like every day, for example, Trump will say something that is completely ridiculous and outrageous, and then the media will spend days commenting on that until the next thing happens and it goes on and on and on.

And there’s another prominent tech billionaire who owns a social media company that’s been doing the same kind of infantile things as well.

We’ve essentially allowed ourselves to be trolled on a mass level.

And it’s not just the people at the top. It’s all of their followers and sycophants as well. It’s just been mayhem.

But maybe that’s about to end because people are just fed up with it. That’s the thing. That’s the whole thing.

We’re reaching a point where we are just fed up and the adults need to put their foot down and step up and take control of the situation because we’re adults.

You don’t let infants run the show. It’s a recipe for disaster and chaos, which is exactly what we’ve been experiencing. Chaos. And I think it may be possible that that’s about to end.

So if I’m right, that’s great because that’s exactly what we need to do.

Somehow we have allowed ourselves to get sucked into this mayhem and anarchy. You know, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Enough.

And again, this shift of Pluto into Aquarius that’s coming up in a few weeks, maybe that’s what will happen.

So I thought I’d share that with you because I think it’s really interesting. It was very striking. Like it just felt like a totally different energy. Like something has just ended or it’s about to end.

That we ourselves kind of like didn’t really fully understand how immersed in that whole way of being that we have been. We ourselves got sucked into that vortex.

Let’s face it. Anyone that doesn’t appreciate or value empathy or compassion is by definition spiritually immature. That’s just a fact.

And that’s what we’ve been learning about the people in power is that they’re fundamentally immature. And we just have to accept that and do something about it because we’re the adults. We have to take responsibility.

Again, for more detail, check the episode description for other episodes or articles that are related or that I mentioned.

And if you’re interested in a reading with me, I’ll put a link to that as well. I have a 20% off special on currently.

Many sincere thanks to everyone who supports me, especially my YouTube members.

Thank you very much.

Take care. All the best and I’ll talk to you again soon.

Bye for now.

End transcript

Other related episodes or referenced herein:

Infants in Power

Pluto Transit Capricorn – Lessons for Humanity

Pluto at 29° Capricorn – Will brute force stop progress?

⁠Pluto in Aquarius – Dawn of Global Consciousness⁠

Pluto at 29° Capricorn – A Karmic Reckoning⁠

Uranus square Pluto and Far-Right Extremism: 1930’s and 2010’s

The Astrology of Mass Delusion: 2011-2026

Other episodes featuring Pluto.

Articles or podcasts referenced herein:

A Conversation with John of Aquarian Diary

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Theocracy or Bust – The clash between Piscean and Aquarian Age values

I discuss the epic cultural clash between Piscean Age and Aquarian Age values and how it is manifesting in the current militant movements that aim to forcibly impose theocracy on societies, particularly the USA. I also demonstrate how such movements are fundamentally illiberal and undemocratic as well as untenable.

This episode was published on December 22, 2023 at 3:21pm EDT.



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Greetings all! Welcome to Aquarian Diary.

I’m your host, John Irving.

It is December 22nd, 2023. This was recorded on December 21st.

As I frequently do, I will be displaying some graphics on the screen. If the visuals matter to you, and you’re listening to this by podcast, you may prefer to watch this on YouTube.

Today is the solstice. [Correction: It is the Equinox, of course! I know this. I credit this to the current Mercury retrograde!]

The day and night will be of equal length. The light will gradually start getting longer, and the reverse in the southern hemisphere.

So this is great. Although we’re entering winter, having that extra light for longer periods of time really makes a difference. So happy solstice everyone!

It kind of feels like this is a big one for some reason. I think it’s probably because Pluto will soon re-enter Aquarius. See my last episode and others about that. I’m really looking forward to that.

But today, I want to touch on something that has been on my mind for about a week. I actually recorded a little bit about it in a longer segment, and then I decided, no, I’ll do a separate little segment on this. So I’m re-recording it here now.

And it’s something that really struck me, because it’s not something I’ve seen necessarily discussed. It’s implied frequently, but not considered directly, and I think it’s a really important question that people might just want to think about.

And it goes like this.

Especially in the United States, there are millions of Americans right now, Christian nationalists, etc., who have been in the news quite a bit, especially because of people like the new speaker, Mike Johnson, and the whole agenda of the Trump campaign.

And I’ve posted a few articles on this topic on my community tab, which I don’t know how many people actually see. Some people interact, but who knows. So I’ll include some of those links in the episode description as well.

But generally, there is a significant movement that openly wants the United States to become a theocracy. And not only that, they have aligned themselves with many of the groups, organizations, and figures on the political right, generally those who are more extreme. And that alone has startling implications, which a lot of people have been talking about.

The whole notion, which Trump himself put forward, about being a dictator.

And the recent references to a very potent political figure from the 1930s that originated in Germany, which led to the Second World War, whose name I don’t want to mention here because it will probably trigger the algorithms. Algorithms which are incapable of differentiating between the use of a term in a constructive context versus a harmful one. But that’s a whole separate beef of mine. Really, honestly, the algorithms and their application leave a lot to be desired.

Now this term, or the name of that individual I’m referencing in the 1930s, is being used in a lot of headlines even in places like the New York Times. So are the algorithms blocking posts from prominent, well-respected sources like the New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, CNN? Who knows? Probably.

But anyway, this whole concept of a theocracy and America becoming a theocracy, which is a distinct possibility if the former president gets re-elected.

I was contemplating that because, like I said, there’s been a lot of articles about it lately. Thoughtful articles and good articles.

And like I’ve said before, I think a lot of this relates to this transit of Pluto through Capricorn, Pluto at 29 degrees of Capricorn. I’ve done a couple episodes linking the astrology of the 1930s to the astrology of today and the 2010s. So it’s something I’ve talked a lot about myself.

But there’s a fundamental question or assumption made about this whole notion of the United States becoming a theocracy.

So like I said, the agenda is out there. Everybody knows that that’s what they want to do. That the evangelical community believes and wants America to be a distinctly Christian state and to embrace their particular worldview in many respects and regards.

I would go so far as to say that they would probably, ideally, want to get rid of anyone in the public service or any politicians who are not overtly aligned with them. In other words, they’re not overtly Christian.

Which, you know, which kind of brings us back to the dark ages and religious wars and ironically, what the Taliban wanted or ISIL. We’re talking about basically, this would be like the Christian Taliban.

They’re already book banning and trying to stamp out any kind of cultural related rhetoric that conflicts with their paradigm or worldview or beliefs or which threatens systemic white privilege.

And let’s be clear, these are beliefs. These are just a bunch of arbitrary beliefs based on a book that was published 2000 years ago and then edited and re-edited so that it reflected or advanced the power of the church versus other churches and other religions. And, you know, millions of people have died fighting religious wars for centuries.

And at the same time, you know, for those of us who are being objective, there is a phenomenal amount of hypocrisy involved in this as well because they will say that, you know, the state should agree with our values, but at the same time, reject the values of other groups or religions that they disagree with. So they want rules that benefit them and discriminate against others and to reject values that conflict with theirs.

In other words, it’s not democratic, right? This is a really big question or point because the whole premise of the United States is that it is the world’s leading democracy.

Not only that, but it has promulgated that narrative to the whole world for decades, if not generations.

During the Cold War, the United States was promoting the fact that we’re a democracy, we’re better than the communists, etc., etc., etc.

There was almost a world war over this, you know, think the Bay of Pigs. And trillions of dollars have been spent to defend that narrative in military spending, and foreign policy, and foreign aid, and investments, and so forth.

So this whole question of “are we a democracy or are we an illiberal state” like some form of autocracy, or dictatorship, or fascism.

And let’s face it, there’s lots of cases in the past where religious organizations have aligned themselves with fascist movements. Poland recently just flipped where they had a very Christo-fascist kind of state, and now they just recently elected Donald Tusk, who is much more liberal and democratically oriented. But I digress.

The question is, and I would like you to reflect on this, is the notion of America being a theocracy even possible?

Think about that.

Is it conceivable that America could become a theocracy?

My immediate response is “Hell no, it will never happen.” Here’s why.

If a group of radical militant Christian nationalists tried to take over the United States and impose their theocratic worldview and political order on the rest of America, it would probably lead to civil war.

If there’s even a fraction of people who feel the way that I do, there is absolutely no way, period, that people will allow religious values to be strictly and forcibly imposed upon them by the state for all of the reasons I’ve just articulated, which is that it is illiberal and non-democratic. And there would probably be clashes over this.

In other words, as far as I’m concerned, it is simply not possible.

Religiosity has been declining in the United States for many years, and the hypocrisy of religious groups and organizations who have aligned themselves with some of the worst possible people and criminals politically in American history – the former president literally tried to foment an insurrection – is a serial liar, to put it politely, faces in the vicinity of a hundred criminal charges, the only president in American history to be criminally indicted, plus all of the issues around reproductive rights, and people like Bridget Ziegler, one of the co-founders of Moms for Liberty, who was recently exposed for having tried to engage in a three-way sexual encounter which involved lesbian sex.

You know, it’s like we need a new word for hypocrisy because we’ve used it too much, and we need another term that’s more powerful because these kinds of situations, you know, someone who has been rabidly and militantly attacking the education system for anything that veers slightly from strict orthodoxy in these respects, I mean, it’s just jaw-dropping. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Really, I just wanted people to think about that because as I thought about this a number of days ago, I was just like, “Yeah, these people are completely delusional, clinically delusional, if they think that they can impose a theocratic system of government on the United States of America and actually get away with it.

I mean, don’t you think, I mean, isn’t that what you think? Like, it’s just completely bizarre and crazy?

While religiosity is declining precipitously and people are leaving these fundamentalist religious organizations in droves, and even the Pope now is pushing the Catholic Church, which moves extremely slowly, but he’s gradually pushing the Church in more and more progressive directions, we’re dealing with millions of people who are completely detached from reality.

But like I said, if they try, let’s say they get down the road to a certain degree, let’s say Trump gets re-elected, are Americans just going to sit there and take it? I can’t see that happening. There’s no way.

Like, I know in my country, if that was to happen, there would be an uprising. In Canada, you can’t even talk about this stuff if you’re a politician, because you will just get run out of office. So they have to take a much more low-key approach, you know, the social conservatives.

So I thought I’d just put that out there, because that is literally their agenda. There’s a huge swath of the evangelical community and Republican politicians who are aligned with this vision, and hardly anyone has asked about this fundamental premise of like, is what they want even literally possible or conceivable? So, I mean, it’s a really huge question.

The other thing is that this really underscores this transition from the age of Pisces into the age of Aquarius, because the age of Pisces was characterized by this kind of stuff.

There were the religious wars, the religious organizations, the subservience to dogma and doctrine, and patriarchal authority, might is right, that whole thing.

And the Aquarian age is very, very different.

So the fact that this is coming to a head, it’s happening in Poland and Hungary and Italy, and you know, this stuff is happening everywhere.

But the United States, of course, given its stature in many regards, is where we’re all focused. And it’s very overt now.

So the point I’m trying to make is that this is like the last dying gasps of the age of Pisces.

And there are people who are reactionary, who don’t want this shift to occur or are not comfortable with it, because it threatens their privileged status, their hegemony, their fragile egos, their need to feel superior to someone else, which is fundamentally anti-Christian and hypocritical.

Again, the combination of religion and power inevitably becomes toxic and abusive. The whole paradigm is based on lies. Lies that increasing numbers of people are no longer afraid of questioning, because we’re shifting into a whole new age.

And interestingly, of course, the beginning of the Piscean age was really the appearance of Christ. And I’m not criticizing Christ, it’s just that his message has been so bastardized over the years and altered to bolster the interests of large and powerful, centralized organizations that were often very cult-like.

And here we are, having this huge battle for the fate of the world’s major superpower and most influential country on the planet between these Piscean age ideals and the Aquarian age ideals.

Thankfully, I am aligned with the Aquarian side of the equation. That’s the future, regardless of what these other people think. And you are too, or you most likely wouldn’t be listening to me.

So I find that very fascinating.

And as I have long articulated, and even in my most recent episode, I view this shift of Pluto into Aquarius as one of the major trigger points for this shift from the Piscean age into the Aquarian age.

And there’s still people out there who say that, “Oh, the Aquarian age isn’t going to happen for 500 years.” And I’m like, “How can you be so dense?” Just look at the evidence, look around you.

We went from horse and buggy 100 years ago to now I can carry around a device and speak with anyone on the planet at any time of the day. And just technologically, the advancements in so many respects are just mind-blowing.

The rate of evolution that’s occurred in the past couple generations is completely unprecedented. We hardly changed for 2000 years. People were still growing food and living to be 40 years old and being serfs and all that stuff.

Just look at how much change has occurred and is occurring right now. It’s accelerating. The technological advancements are accelerating exponentially. Now we’re into AI.

This stuff was inconceivable, even in my youth. So come on, take off your blinders.

I made that argument here on my channel months ago. I did a whole episode on this. But I think if we just look at the objective evidence, it’s happening.

We’re in the midst of this transition. I’m not saying we’re through, but there’s zero question that we are moving very quickly into the age of Aquarius.

And this whole debate about theocracy versus democracy, which is really the root of a lot of this backlash that’s going on with right-wing extremism and everything, they believe that white Christians are somehow superior and should be in positions of leadership and authority over everybody else, which is just so ridiculous. It’s absurd.

I mean, you have a whole country like China with 1.4 billion people, which is the second biggest global economic force on the planet now. And India is not far behind.

I mean, how can you sit there and say that we are, by virtue of our skin color, superior? It’s just so dumb.

Anyway, I’ll leave it at that.

I just wanted to put that out there because I think it’s provocative. And really, that’s what we should be questioning.

Are we going to have…

Maybe the Democrats should be running on… No, they’re probably too chicken shit to do that. They probably don’t have the balls to come out and go head to head against religious groups.

And I’m not crapping on… There’s a lot of good religious people out there, but there’s some, and many of them, who are literally a threat to democracy and sanity.

Because at the same time as all this other stuff is happening, we have a global environmental crisis that could literally bring down civilization. And these people, because they believe in all this dominionism nonsense, completely negate that. They’re delusional, as I’ve described. So, it would be catastrophic if they have their wish. And like I said, I don’t even think it’s conceivable or possible without something like civil war or mass civil unrest and conflict.

My whole point with all of this is just to point out how ridiculous, absurd, and futile the whole proposition is. Because like I said, it seems to me that nobody ever questions this fundamental assumption that underlies this whole movement.

What do you think?

Again, for more detail, check the episode description for other episodes or articles that are related or that I mentioned.

And if you’re interested in a reading with me, I’ll put a link to that as well. I have a 20% off special on currently, a natal or transit reading makes a great gift, by the way. It’s something people won’t forget.

Many sincere thanks to everyone who supports me, especially my YouTube members. Thank you very much.

Take care, all the best, and I’ll talk to you again soon.

Bye for now.

End transcript


Other related episodes or referenced herein:

Pluto at 29° Capricorn – Will brute force stop progress?

The Aquarian Age has Already Begun (Sept 16, 2021)

USA Pluto Return 2022 – Civil War or Transformation? Part 1

⁠Pluto in Aquarius – Dawn of Global Consciousness⁠

Pluto at 29° Capricorn – A Karmic Reckoning⁠

Uranus square Pluto and Far-Right Extremism: 1930’s and 2010’s

The Astrology of Mass Delusion: 2011-2026

Other episodes featuring Pluto.


Articles or podcasts referenced herein:

Please note: I am not linking some articles – even though published by credible sources – for reasons described in this episode. Please google them if desired.

This conservative ‘mandate’ is a terrifying preview of Christianized government

Republican voters know Trump isn’t joking with his “dictator” remarks — it’s why they love him

The Background Briefing episode I mentioned (audio date Dec 19, 2023)

How Republicans convinced themselves America was meant to be a “Christian nation”

‘I Am Your Retribution.’ Trump Knows What He Wants to Do With a Second Term.

Fascism and Catholicism

There’s plenty of hypocrisy with Moms for Liberty, other pious GOP frauds

In U.S., roughly three-in-ten adults now religiously unaffiliated

Pope Francis says priests can bless same-sex couples, under certain conditions


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Pluto at 29° Capricorn – Will brute force stop progress?

I discuss the current epic astrology transit of Pluto at 29 degrees of Capricorn, the critical “Anaretic” degree. What will be the outcome and effects of this socially and politically and how long will it last?

This episode was published on December 20, 2023 at 6:14pm EDT.


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Greetings all!

Welcome to Aquarian Diary.

I’m your host, John Irving.

It is December 20th, 2023.

This is just a quick update to draw people’s attention to something that is very important. It is something I have talked a lot about on my channel here for a very long time.

That is, that as of yesterday, December 19th, 2023, Pluto entered 29 degrees of Capricorn, which is the anaretic degree.

The very final degree of an astrological sign is considered to be particularly intense because the energies of that sign, the whole 30 degrees, which in the case of Pluto, which began its transit in 2008, is completing that multi-year journey.

So what tends to happen, even if you have a planet at 29 degrees in your natal chart, that planet, depending on the sign in the house, will have an exaggerated effect.

So Pluto now has moved into the anaretic degree, 29 degrees, where it will be until January 20th of 2024. So basically a month.

As someone who follows the news a lot, quite carefully, everything seems to be very exaggerated right now. It’s like the volume has been turned to 11, and especially with respect to the issues that relate to Capricorn, or the 10th house in many ways, as I have articulated in previous episodes.

So we’re seeing the worst aspects of all of those themes, whether it is unhinged billionaires, the rise and unprecedented fervency of autocratic right-wing politics and political movements, the structures and institutions of our societies being challenged, or having their failures become blatantly evident to us.

If you’re feeling really discouraged or disappointed right now, which I am in many ways, because I find a lot of the things that are happening right now are very disturbing, that is not unusual.

The whole point of this transit is to show us the failures and flaws that underpin a lot of our assumptions about these institutions and structures of society, particularly that deal with those in positions of leadership and power. Pluto represents power. So we are seeing basically how the system is corrupt.

We now have the former president of the United States, who, by the polls at least, is a leading contender to be the next president, again, even though he is shockingly inept, unqualified, and is under investigation for criminal behavior on multiple different levels and in multiple different jurisdictions.

Again, the point of all this is to show us how desperately those areas of human life and activity need to be reformed, and probably dramatically so, at least if we care about things like democracy.

In some ways, it’s kind of like just before a new moon, when the light is diminished to its darkest state, before you begin a new cycle. So bear that in mind if you’re disturbed by what’s happening. These are the darkest hours. But it won’t necessarily last, at least like this.

It’s not that we won’t have a lot of work to do, because what happens with Pluto is that it will destroy or undermine things that are no longer valid, or that are corrupt, and make us all aware of that as part of the process.

And then we have to actually go and do all the work to transform and rebirth those areas or themes, to renew them and ensure that they reflect the reality that we want legitimately.

In the case of all the resurgence of the right-wing stuff, we have to ask what conditions precipitated or allowed that to occur. How could this happen? Why did it happen? And how do we prevent that? Or what changes do we need to make?

In other words, where did all the anger and resentment come from and what do we need to do to address those kinds of conditions? Why do people feel alienated?

And I’ve argued that a lot of it is just plain economics. That if you look at the distribution of wealth over the past 50 years, our quality of life has actually been deteriorating.

The situation for young people right now is very bleak. It used to be that your children could have a better life than you, and that’s not true anymore. And it has to do with economic inequality.

And both the right and the left are responsible for allowing that to occur. There may be more blame on the right, who lowered taxes for billionaires, but, for example, it was Bill Clinton who opened up a lot of foreign trade, which offshored a lot of jobs. Globalization, etc., etc., etc.

So in your personal life, depending on what house Pluto is transiting, the lessons that you’ve been learning since 2008 with Pluto transiting that house may be coming to a head. It’s like there’s an exclamation point that is showing you any final flaws that are in need of reform, renewal, and regeneration.

And if there was work that needed to be done that wasn’t, Pluto can hit very hard. It can actually destroy things to basically clear the ground for a new beginning.

Pluto is going to retrograde back into Capricorn one more time next year. That’s from September 1st until November 19th of 2024. And then it is done, finished, transiting Capricorn, and it will be in Aquarius for the most part through 2044. That is 20 years. A whole new cycle.

And of course, I will put links in the episode description to other episodes where I go into this in more detail.

So we shouldn’t be surprised that things are off the charts, happening very fast, very intensely. The seeming war between reactionary movements and forces and progressive ones is reaching a climax. And temporarily at least it may seem like the progressive forces are on their back foot. But that’s only temporary.

The last time that Pluto went into Aquarius, which was actually the first time that it went into Aquarius, in any of our lifetimes at least, was from March 23rd of this year until June 11th. And I recall personally that when Pluto went into Aquarius I felt a huge shift, which I like because it’s an air sign, and that suits me much better, personally.

And then on June 11th when Pluto moved back into Capricorn retrograde, I felt kind of the reverse. Like, instantly I felt this heavy, weighty energy. Pluto in Capricorn, the ruler of Capricorn, is Saturn. Saturn is a heavy energy that doesn’t like to move or shift and is very rigid.

And for some people it can manifest as being very controlling and repressive. And Saturn is not known for being fun at all, actually. It usually means work and concentration and focus and duty and responsibility. And yes, those things are important, of course, but they’re not light, they’re not entertaining, they’re not expansive. It’s more of a contracting energy.

So this is really important. Again, through January 20th we’re going to be dealing with a lot of really intense energy. We’re probably going to continue to see things that occur that are shocking.

Again, the rhetoric of Trump recently, which is unparalleled given its scale and implications, that is so reminiscent of what happened in the 1930s in Germany, for many people it’s very shocking.

There’s roughly 40% of the population that is either authoritarian-leaning or capable of being triggered to be an authoritarian. In other words, these tendencies are latent.

I’ll put a link in the episode description to an episode of Background Briefing that actually just came out yesterday that discusses this a bit more, the psychology of it.

So there are some people who are hardcore authoritarian. And then there’s another segment whose authoritarian tendencies can be triggered under stress or duress. And we are clearly in very stressful times.

It appears as if we’re going backwards socially. And politically there’s a lot of stuff happening on the right-leaning side of the spectrum, which is quite surprising to a lot of people. But again, that’s being triggered, especially for the next month or so.

One thing I should point out, recall that I stated that Pluto will make its final retrograde into Capricorn from September 1st to November 19th of 2024. The 60th US federal election will be on November 5th of 2024. Anyone who pays attention to current affairs knows that this election is going to be extremely important for the whole world. That election is occurring when Pluto is at 29 degrees of Capricorn.

So it could be very dramatic. It could be a situation where there is kind of like a final face-off between reactionary and progressive forces. It’s going to be intense regardless, that whole period.

But again, it is the very final time that Pluto will be in Capricorn for over two centuries. It’s a really big deal.

I’ll just remind you of one other thing as well. As I’ve stated in my previous episodes, the last time that Pluto was in Aquarius, which is where we’re just about to go, we had the French and the American revolutions. Extremely, extremely important.

Aquarius is an air sign.

It is all about moving forward and dramatic changes, and it moves very quickly. It’s not stuck energy in the same way that an earth sign like Capricorn is.

Aquarius is very independent, rational, intellectual. It challenges the status quo, and it generally has very progressive and egalitarian, and that’s key, egalitarian values. The right is not egalitarian by definition, which is in stark contrast to the energies of Capricorn and its ruling planet Saturn.

That is why, as Pluto is at this critical degree, everything is so polarized and extreme because the energies are very, very different.

Mercury is retrograde until January 1st. That adds a bit to the confusion.

Jupiter, which can represent our philosophy and our higher values, and things like higher education and international or foreign related themes, as well as optimism, has been retrograde since September 4th and doesn’t go direct until December 30th.

So December 30th, Jupiter goes direct. January 1st, Mercury goes direct. January 20th, Pluto enters Aquarius.

There’s going to be a lot of shifting energy over the next month. It’s a really big deal, and this shift of Pluto from Capricorn into Aquarius is also a very, very big deal. So a lot is going to happen.

Things can appear very dark right now, but like I said, in many ways, it’s like the dark before the dawn. So hang in there.

I mean, I find a lot of things that are happening are just like jaw dropping constantly and horrifying. But in many ways, the rebirth cycle is just around the corner.

And remember, despite all of the batshit crazy stuff that’s happening right now, all of this authoritarian, controlling, dominating, punitive, vengeful, grievance-centered, belligerently oriented energy…

Aquarius is very egalitarian. It’s very progressive. It’s very socially conscious. It believes in social justice. It is not top-down or hierarchical. It is not tribalistic.

Because I know a lot of you are like me – that’s why you’re listening to me – despite how dark and nasty and negative, and let’s face it, what we’re really seeing is how our social and political systems have been corrupted by literal criminals. These are criminals who should be prosecuted, as far as I’m concerned. They are anti-social, sociopaths, if not psychopaths. They need to be rooted out from our systems of governance and control, whether it’s corporate, political, banking, finance, etc.

And all these dark money groups that are operating behind the scenes to reshape society for their own personal benefit, all that crap, that energy is in complete conflict with the energy of Aquarius. So just remember that.

I know that things look really, really bad right now, but we’re going to have that energy of Pluto in Aquarius for 20 years. I’m not saying it’s going to be easy or that there isn’t going to be battles, but the tide is moving in the direction of a more progressive, egalitarian, and just society for all around the world.

It’s up to us to root out the criminal and corrupt elements in our systems of governance on a global scale. That is what we are going to be focused on for the next 20 years. And that may mean that there are literal battles that will take place to arrive at that outcome.

As far as I’m concerned, and I’ve said this before too, we shouldn’t even be doing business with corrupt regimes or foreign countries that are anti-democratic.

A lot of what’s happening, I think, geopolitically is blowback for us compromising our ethics and values and being hypocritical in pursuit of profit or strategic advantage. We could have placed pressures on them to change if they wanted to do business with us, but we did not. Not sufficiently anyway.

And there have been plenty of cases where Western countries literally installed dictatorships or subversively toppled democratically elected governments with horrific outcomes.

How much more hypocritical can one possibly be? We have been enabling dictators and autocrats for profit. You can imagine the magnitude of the karma. Gigantic.

So hang in there, and like I said, fasten your seatbelts. And don’t give up. Don’t lose hope, no matter what anyone tells you.

One small housekeeping note.

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So all the best to you during the holiday season, by the way. If you celebrate Christmas, Merry Christmas. Thanks very much.

Again, for more detail, check the episode description for other episodes or articles that are related or that I mentioned.

And if you’re interested in a reading with me, I’ll put a link to that as well.

I have a 20% off special on currently. A natal or transit reading makes a great gift, by the way. It’s something people won’t forget.

Many sincere thanks to everyone who supports me, especially my YouTube members. Thank you very much.

Take care, all the best, and I’ll talk to you again soon.

Bye for now.

End transcript

Other related episodes or referenced herein:

⁠Pluto in Aquarius – Dawn of Global Consciousness⁠

Pluto at 29° Capricorn – A Karmic Reckoning⁠

Uranus square Pluto and Far-Right Extremism: 1930’s and 2010’s

The Astrology of Mass Delusion: 2011-2026

Other episodes featuring Pluto.

Articles or podcasts referenced herein:

Indian government accused of attack on democracy as 141 MPs suspended

The Background Briefing episode I mentioned (audio date Dec 19, 2023)

10 Times America Helped Overthrow a Foreign Government

Operation Condor: the cold war conspiracy that terrorised South America

How The CIA Overthrew Iran’s Democracy In 4 Days

CIA publicly acknowledges 1953 coup it backed in Iran was undemocratic as it revisits ‘Argo’ rescue

Search for “Aquarian Diary” in your podcast app to find the podcast version of this channel.

#Pluto #Capricorn #Aquarius

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The Never-Ending Tragedy of Spineless Complicity

I discuss the gut-wrenching situation in Gaza and why we must hold our leaders to higher ethical standards.

This episode was recorded on December 11, 2023. It was published on December 12, 2023 at 11:15am EDT.




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Greetings all!

Welcome to Aquarian Diary. I’m your host, John Irving.

It is December 12th, 2023.

This episode was recorded on December 11th and published on December 12th.

We’re having some very unusual weather here today, with wind speeds up to around 100 kilometers an hour, or 60 miles an hour, so if that’s audible in the background, I apologize for that.

I’m at the final stages of some difficult transits, which have kind of caused me to lay low, as I described in my previous episode, which turned out to be very aptly titled “Drawing Lines”. That episode was published on November 19th.

I want to share with you what I’ve been experiencing and feeling in recent weeks and months.

Before I get into that, a quick heads up about the fact that Mercury will be going retrograde on December 13th in early Capricorn, through January 1st in Sagittarius. Most of you, I’m sure, understand the implications of that, with all of the travel plans and purchasing that goes on around this time of year that can introduce some challenges. So be aware of that. I mentioned this in an episode quite some time ago.

One of the main things I want to talk about here today is what has been coming up for all of us, I think, since the powerful eclipses in October. This is going on around the world, and we can see a lot of tumult, politically and socially, pretty much everywhere.

One of the things that I pray for pretty much every day, or set intentions for, actually, is that the light reveal the darkness so that humanity can become aware of what is actually happening, so that we can address those things.

And I particularly focus on people in positions of significant power, authority, privilege, wealth, or influence. And I’ve been doing that for a long time. I actually have a short on that, which provides some text or verbiage that you can use in your own practice for that end.

And that has most certainly been happening.

What is occurring right now in the Middle East, in Gaza, to me is extremely shocking for a number of reasons. The scale and ferocity of it is something that I find profoundly disturbing.

But even more so is the fact that many of the people who, in some ways, not entirely, but in some ways, I looked up to, or referenced as good sources, are promoting the dominating narrative, which is enabling these atrocities to occur.

And there are many scholars who have defined what’s happening as just that, whether it’s war crimes, genocide, or ethnic cleansing. Those are extremely powerful terms, all of them. But in many respects, what’s happening meets those definitions.

And again, one of the most disturbing aspects of this is that this is being cheered on by many people who we look up to, and in some cases, even elected, who not only oppose a ceasefire, but are, in some cases, are providing the weaponry and the technology, or the political cover, which is enabling this to occur.

Meaning that they are actively complicit in this. To me, this is extremely disappointing from a moral and ethical perspective.

There is no justification for what is happening, and the fact that the majority of the victims are innocent men, women, and children, who will be forever traumatized by what is occurring.

And I think we can argue that for those of us who are watching what’s happening, it can be quite traumatizing as well. I can certainly say that’s true in my case.

To add insult to injury, much of the mainstream media is disproportionately favoring the dominant narrative. There are many examples where people who have been questioning what’s happening have been shut down, targeted, attacked, and in some cases, removed from their positions, or fired.

This has been very divisive on the left, as everyone knows, I’m sure, because anyone in good conscience finds what’s happening extremely disturbing. That is simply a fact.

When you think about this whole scenario, it undermines our faith in our institutions, our leaders, and those who are supposed to be representing our values.

And perhaps that trust has been permanently broken. How can you forgive somebody who has been condoning atrocities? It’s very difficult.

Sure, there are some people who are simply misled, but we know that even within the Biden administration, for example, there are people within the State Department and staffers and aides to Democratic politicians who have taken steps to voice their concerns and outrage about this situation.So there are good people with good intentions within these institutions who are expressing their outrage.

Yet, despite a brief ceasefire, the atrocities continue and they are being supported diplomatically and militarily in what they’re doing.

All of the people who listen to me, I’m sure, know that the threat of the right, politically, represents a clear and present danger. The former president of the United States and his acolytes have declared very clearly what their intentions are should they be re-elected, and we should all be terrified about that.

But at the same time, like I said, our trust in the alternative has been tremendously degraded. And this is extremely disturbing because it can leave one feeling a sense of hopelessness that we have to choose the lesser of evils when we don’t want to choose any evil at all.

And so what the light of truth is showing us, chills here, is that our system is corrupt no matter how you look at it. That it requires profound transformation from top to bottom.

Now that pretty much jives with everything I’ve been saying on my channel for a very long time, that we need radical transformation.

But this transit of Pluto through the final degrees of Capricorn as it’s finishing up its devastation since 2008 is making it very clear that it is not black and white. That we have work to do on all sides.

Even in my own country here in Canada, there are things going on politically where the governing Liberal Party, who is supposedly center-left, has been engaging in a wide variety of policies that, if you’re an objective observer, cause you to question whether they’re simply just incredibly inept or incompetent or simply serving the interests of the wealthiest in our society.

It’s dumbfounding to behold, actually. I mean, it’s so inept you have to think sometimes that maybe it’s deliberate.

The alternative to the Liberals, who are likely to win the next federal election when it occurs by quite a significant margin because of the incompetence of the governing Liberal Party, who at the same time seem to be completely oblivious, tone-deaf, and indifferent to the mood of the nation, like they’re completely disconnected in a different reality, and they go out of their way to not listen, so they’re intransigent, which makes them seem so arrogant, and the polling keeps showing them going down and down and down, and this has been happening for months.

It’s a death spiral. But they refuse to change course on critical issues. It’s completely baffling.

The alternative is even worse, but people are so pissed off and fed up with the status quo that they are probably going to vote out of resentment. They’re not voting for something, they’re voting against something.

And I express that simply because that trend is occurring around the world right now. That’s exactly what’s happening from Denmark* to the United States to everywhere.

[*Correction: I inadvertently referenced “Denmark'” here. I intended to mention “Netherlands” (ie the recent election of Geert Wilders).]

People are pissed off, and they should be because the system is basically garbage, and our leaders are not reflecting our values accurately, and that is becoming crystal clear to us.

But back to the unfolding tragedy in the Middle East.

The cowardice and lack of moral compass and moral or ethical spinelessness of some people can be gut-wrenching to behold. How can you respect people who are in positions of leadership who are cowardly?

As I have stated here previously, there is a greater onus on those of us in positions of power or privilege to protect the most vulnerable people. Period. Strong chills here. We have a fundamental duty to protect the most vulnerable people, and if we fail that test, we should not be in positions of power or influence. There should be no exceptions to this rule.

The fact that so many people on the so-called left are willing to allow elected representatives or the government to tell universities and students or academics what they can do and what they can think and what they can say should be utterly terrifying.

And I am appalled that people are casually allowing these kinds of things to happen in so-called democracies. This is the road to totalitarianism or fascism.

The hypocrisy is jaw-dropping. How is that better than what we criticize countries like China or Hungary or Russia for doing?

This plays right into the hands of far-right extremists and their agenda to undermine, control, and discredit all of our institutions, whether it’s journalism, the fourth estate, or higher education. And many people applaud or tacitly condone this. It is incredibly naive and dangerous.

Like I said at these final stages of Pluto, Transit, and Capricorn, which I’ve talked a lot about before, and again I’ll put links in the episode description, Pluto re-enters Aquarius for a longer period of time on January 20th of 2024, and it will be there for a very long time, save for about 11 weeks later in 2024. And that marks kind of the new beginning.

When people talk about Pluto transits, they often refer to things like death and rebirth, or the Phoenix rising from the flames of destruction. And this came to me in my spiritual practice a few days ago. We’re in that destruction phase.

But for those of us who are feeling really disheartened and lost or disillusioned right now, like we have nowhere to place our faith, and that includes me, we need to remember that we’re in the death cycle, but there will be a regeneration, a rebirth cycle that will follow.

The old needs to die before something new can be born. So bear that in mind that all of these things that seem to be crashing down around us, they need to be destroyed in order to create a better future.

So we’re becoming aware of all of the darkness because the light is shining on it. That’s the optimistic conclusion to this.

But I can say that I am disgusted by what I have been seeing occurring over the past few months. So much so that it stopped me. It stopped me in my tracks because I felt like there was nothing positive I could say because the news is really bad.

This situation which is occurring right now in the Middle East that has compromised the integrity of so many people who we had put our faith in, where innocent civilians are being starved to death and being bombed relentlessly.

On that note, I will include in the episode description a link to a speech that Chris Hedges published a day or so ago, which is extremely moving.

He is a phenomenally credible person, a very powerful thinker with a lot of real world experience as a journalist who has frequently reported from war zones, including at one time for the New York Times, which resulted in him receiving a Pulitzer Prize. And he articulates his perspective about this situation in Gaza.

And I encourage everyone to listen to it because our media is failing us on this point. And it’s not failing us because of the journalists, let’s be clear about that. It’s just that a lot of journalists who want to counter the dominant narrative are being shut down.

The LA Times even went so far as to ban a significant number of their journalists from even reporting on this issue because they signed a letter calling for a ceasefire. That’s just one example.

So it’s really important that you make sure that you’re not getting all of your news or information about this incredibly complex and significant situation from only the mainstream traditional media sources. You have to read other sources.

The Guardian does a pretty good job of this. You can check Al Jazeera for a more Middle Eastern perspective. There are a lot of people covering this on platforms like Substack and some smaller independent media sources.

Of course, you want to make sure that you’re not reading propaganda because that is a real problem. So it’s important to make sure that the sources you’re acquiring information from are credible and respected and uphold the highest journalistic standards.

So to close, there’s one other thing I want to point out, which came to me the night after I listened to Chris Hedges’ speech, which is a video. And you can just listen to it because it’s basically just him talking.

So in my spiritual practice, at first I was concerned about the safety of these people because they’re putting themselves at danger potentially.

And so I sort of asked for protection for these brave souls who are speaking out and doing so diligently. And then what I got was that there are bright lights out there.

These are people who are actually putting themselves at risk to promote the truth and to promote perspectives that differ from the dominant mainstream narrative. And that these people are extremely brave and extremely important, but that there’s not a lot of them.

There’s a lot of people who are simply too fearful to talk about this. They would like to, but you know, people have to survive. They have to pay their mortgages, care for their families and so forth. So there’s a lot of people who simply can’t afford to take risks like that. And that must be heartbreaking. But there’s a few people who are willing to do it.

And in my spiritual practice, what came to me was that these people are the really bright lights. They are the truth tellers. Getting strong chills saying this.

So we need to support them and we need to look to them because they are the true change agents. There’s not a lot of them.

And it doesn’t matter where it is. Maybe it’s somebody in Russia. Maybe it’s somebody in the United States or in Britain or the Middle East or China or South America or wherever who is speaking truth to power. These are the bright lights of this new age we’re entering into.

There’s a lot of people who simply are really poorly informed or misled and we try not to be one of those.

And there’s a lot of people who are afraid. There’s a lot of people who just don’t care. There’s a lot of people who just want to make money and profit from whatever they’re doing. And they’re not willing to put their ethics ahead of anything else.

But there are a small group of people who are willing to stand up for the truth. And we need to support them and recognize them.

But generally these bright lights are people who are very well informed, very well intentioned, extremely conscientious, and very, very brave. They are the beacons of light.

I look forward as usual to all of your feedback and I thank all of the people who’ve been supportive of me. People have been wondering where have I been? What have I been doing?

I have been actually following what I have published here on my channel in recent months, which is that I just knew and saw, if you look back at what I published, that we were going to be going through a really challenging phase.

I believe the energy should really start shifting January 20th.

Jupiter is also retrograde now too, until the end of the year. That’s a bit of a bummer, especially if you’re a Sag. Or Jupiter is your chart ruler or something like that, or otherwise important to you. So hang in there.

And you know what we need to take away from this is that we need to zero in on the truth and the light and put pressure on people to hold themselves to a higher standard of ethics and morality.

We definitely don’t want something like 45 to win the next election because that would be utterly catastrophic for democracy, but those people that we are aligned with have to hold themselves to a higher standard.

And like I said, I have found that there’s a lot of people who I used to look at in one way, and now I look at them differently. And I recognize that they’re not as aligned with my values as I thought they were.

And so I’m a bit more jaded. I’m a bit more realistic, and I’m a bit more critical than I used to be. And that’s probably a good thing.

This whole period, frankly, has felt like a gut punch to me.

If you happen to agree with the prevailing opinion about this topic, please listen to my prior episode before challenging me.

I am in no way condoning any kind of atrocity against anyone. On the contrary. And I have made that point very clearly previously, as I’ve said.

All of the innocent victims of this terrible tragedy deserve our compassion. It doesn’t matter what side they’re on. All efforts should be made to minimize any further unnecessary harm.

If I am critical of the policies of the United States, and many of us are, including most of my listeners, it doesn’t mean we are prejudiced against all Americans.

Being critical of the state of Israel and its policies does not mean that one is anti-Semitic. We should criticize any country around the world for its failures. It is a fundamental component of a democratic society to be able to openly criticize your government, or any government for that matter.

And this applies to organizations and institutions like religious groups as well.

Again, for more detail, check the episode description for other episodes or articles that are related or that I mentioned.

And if you’re interested in a reading with me, I’ll put a link to that as well. I have a 20% off special on currently. A natal or transit reading makes a great gift, by the way. It’s something people won’t forget.

Many sincere thanks to everyone who supports me, especially my YouTube members. Thank you very much.

Take care, all the best, and I’ll talk to you again soon.

Bye for now.

End transcript.

Other episodes referenced herein:

Drawing Lines

⁠Pluto in Aquarius – Dawn of Global Consciousness⁠⁠Pluto at 29° Capricorn – A Karmic Reckoning⁠

Intentions 4: Accountability for Those That Cause Harm

Drama and Detachment During This Intensely Karmic Cycle

Prepare for Major Systemic Changes


Articles or podcasts referenced herein:

So Many Child Deaths in Gaza, and for What? – Nicholas Kristof

Killing Children, the Burdens of Conscience, and the Israel-Hamas War – Henry Giroux

Civilians make up 61% of Gaza deaths from airstrikes, Israeli study finds

Israel-Hamas war live updates: Gaza’s health system is ‘collapsing’ and battles intensify in the south

Why is the US still sending an endless supply of arms to Israel without conditions?

State Department employees send Blinken ‘dissent’ cables over Gaza policy

Democratic Aides in Congress Break With Their Bosses on Israel-Hamas War

More Than 500 U.S. Officials Sign Letter Protesting Biden’s Israel Policy

U.S. Military Equipment Traced to Possible War Crimes in Gaza, Report Finds

It could be a ‘bloodbath for the Liberals’ if polls hold up until next election, say political strategists and insiders

The Sick Hypocrisy of the Republican Investigation Into College Campuses

How University Presidents Fell Into Congresswoman Stefanik’s Trap

Israel-Gaza war sets Biden at odds with youth of America

Progressives rebel against Biden’s handling of Israel-Gaza crisis

The Genocide in Gaza – Chris Hedges

LA Times blocks reporters who signed open letter criticizing Israel from covering Gaza

‘I’m concerned about my personal safety’: Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow speaks about life in exile

On Israel’s War Against Hamas, Sanders Faces a Backlash From the Left

“Just factually wrong”: Jewish Dem calls out GOP resolution declaring “anti-Zionism is antisemitism”

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