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Pre-Equinox Astrology – Spring 2024

I discuss the astrology leading up to the Spring 2024 Equinox and how we can best work with and navigate these astrological transits. 

This episode was published on February 11, 2024 at 2:18am EST.

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Episode transcript:

Greetings all, welcome to Aquarian Diary.

I’m your host, John Irving.

It is February 11th, 2024.

There are a lot of major, major changes occurring right now astrologically and over the next couple years. We’re going to have Neptune changing signs. We’re going to have Uranus changing signs. We’re going to have Saturn changing signs. Pluto changing signs alone is huge.

And so this is a really good time to get a lay of the land before these things happen with your own personal astrology.

I know from a lot of people I’m talking to that there are major changes taking place. Often, as expected, people tend to request readings when major things are happening that they don’t understand.

But I would highly encourage you to be proactive and get a reading beforehand so that you have some mental preparation for what might be coming up. It can be extremely helpful. You don’t want to leave it to the last minute. And I do have a special going on right now for readings.

Today I’m going to be talking about some near-term astrology.

I’m going to look at most of the major shifts that occur between now and the Equinox. That’s March 19th or 20th, depending on where you live.

For my calculations I’m using the Eastern Time Zone, and I’m in the Northern Hemisphere.

I have Pisces in the 12th, and so Saturn is transiting my 12th house now. And the 12th house, which I’ve talked a lot about here before, can involve very challenging energies, because in the case of Saturn, for me, it is finishing up a cycle of 28-29 years.

The end of cycles always brings endings, because we are about to begin a new cycle.

So while Saturn has been transiting my 12th, it has been making these challenging aspects to numerous points in my natal chart.

But then recently I was talking to a few people and other people were expressing that they found this period recently very hard. And then I thought, well maybe it’s not just entirely me.

Plus we recently had the shift of Pluto into Aquarius on January 20th, which brings us out of that Pluto in Capricorn energy, which is very hard, because Capricorn is ruled by Saturn and Saturn is not easy or fun or light.

You would naturally expect that the energies would be lighter. And in some ways they have been.

I myself have noticed that kind of on the intuitive and psychic and spiritual levels, the energy is faster and higher. But on the material plane it feels kind of dense.

And I think what’s happening here is that we went through this period of Pluto in Capricorn, which was, and still is in some ways, very traumatic, frightening and disturbing.

And I’ve had the experience before when after going through a very stressful, challenging period, you kind of go through a decompression and you’ve been on edge and in a state of anxiety for a long time. You’re almost like in a state of exhaustion and there’s grief and there’s still lingering fear and trepidation and stuff like that.

Now one of the important things I want to say about this is that with Pluto under the right circumstances can give certain people a lot of power. But there’s also a catch to it. If you abuse that power, it will eventually boomerang upon you. And I did a whole episode on that subtitled “A Karmic Reckoning”.

Most really powerful people in the world have strongly placed Plutos. And if you look at them, a lot of them eventually do have a very dramatic comeuppance or fall from grace.

But that may not happen immediately as soon as say, for example, Pluto shifts into Aquarius.

We have to go through this period of reorientation and then the energies have to kind of settle and we have to get into a new momentum before things really start moving forward.

I anticipate that a lot of people, organizations and groups are going to have a karmic comeuppance over the next year or two and probably starting in 2024.

We have one more period where Pluto will retrograde back into Capricorn from September 1st until November 19th of 2024. So we’re not quite out of the woods yet.

And remember, Capricorn rules those power structures that are part of our reality. So watch over the next year or two or maybe even three. I expect to see that there will be a lot of falls from grace, so to speak.

Now we also have Saturn transiting Pisces for the most part through February of 2026. And this is also a karmic cycle. I did an episode on this and the subtitle of that was “Reality Check”.

This is where we have to get really real about our illusions, delusions, ground our spirituality and clear up any outstanding karma before we begin a new cycle when Saturn moves into Aries.

A lot of this kind of stuff happens on the internal level or on the psychic or intuitive levels.

Contrary to what a lot of people believe, there is a huge amount of what is happening here on Earth that is actually happening in non-material dimensions as well.

And given my recent experiences with my own Saturn transits as it goes through my 12th house, I will have a lot more to say about that soon, but I’ll leave that for another episode.

So let’s look a little bit at some of the near-term events.

I posted on my community tab Friday night about the fact that the Moon will conjunct Saturn February 10th because I wanted people to know a little bit about that. And then I also stated that the Moon would move into Aries on Monday morning, local time, and that that should put a bit of a spring in people’s step. I just wanted to give people a little sense of timing.

But there’s more to this because we’re going to also have the Sun transit Pisces from February 18th. And this is a very internalizing period as well. The Sun is going to be in Pisces where Saturn is transiting now.

And it’s easier to understand this in the Northern Hemisphere, but this is kind of like the deep of winter when we go inwards, we lay low, we regenerate, we recuperate, we process everything that’s happened in the past year. It’s very introspective.

And it’s also more of a dreamy time too. It’s a good time for doing creative things, for doing spiritual work, for doing forms of divination, for renewal and regeneration, for letting go.

Because when the Sun moves into Aries, we get very busy and we need the energy that we can recoup and rejuvenate with during this cycle.

So it’s also a period of endings because it’s the end of an annual cycle.

It’s best not to have a lot of external pressures or stress if it’s possible during this time. Ideally, you’re laying in bed and you’re reading a book. You’re taking it easy. You’re doing self-care. That’s what this period is really about or that’s how it’s best to get through it.

If you’re a creative person, like I said, that energy can be wonderful too because you can channel energies and thoughts and ideas that are very tapped into the zeitgeist.

The 12th house is very much tapped into the global unconscious. But it’s not associated with going out and doing things like weightlifting or something or highly strenuous activities. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t exercise. You probably should, but be easy on yourself.

And let’s look at a few other key points here along the way.

If any of these transits or events are very near or in strong aspect to any of your personal planets or key points, you may want to study them in more detail.

I will be publishing a transcript of this on my website, which I do typically these days. If you want to go through and extract specific dates or information, you can do it there. I will usually put the transcript up within an hour or so of publishing the episode.

First of all, no retrogrades. That’s notable. It’s a bit unusual. This means that things are going to be moving forward very quickly whether we realize it or not. And it may feel like time has sped up a bit.

On February 14th, Mars will conjunct Pluto at the first degree of Aquarius. Mars combined with Pluto are one of the more dangerous aspects in astrology. This is probably a good time to stay home and not do anything risky or dangerous or put yourself in dangerous situations, or places for that matter.

We may also see some events take place in the world that involve a lot of violence or warfare or something like that because those two energies together are very intense. The power of Pluto and the aggressiveness and warlike energy of Mars. This is brief. This is just probably from the period of around February 12th to 16th.

Then on February 16th, Venus enters Aquarius. This will help lighten all of this heavy energy a bit and bring a bit of that love energy of Venus, that softer energy of Venus, into social concerns.

I’m moving fairly quickly because of time.

On February 18th, the Sun enters Pisces.

On February 19th, the North Node will conjunct Chiron at 16° 45′ of Aries. I’m not going to get into a huge explanation of Chiron here, but it has to do with wounding and in this masculine energy of Aries and the North Node amplifying those energies. This is kind of reflective of what I have been talking about people experiencing. There’s always grief and trauma and pain associated with Chiron.

On February 22nd, Venus conjuncts Mars at 6° 57′ of Aquarius. This can be kind of great sexual energy if that matters to you. It’s the masculine and the feminine coming together.

On February 23rd, Mercury enters Pisces. That amplifies this Pisces energy I’ve been talking about that is emphasized during this period.

On February 24th, there’s a full Moon at 5 degrees 23 minutes of Virgo.

On the same day, Venus will square Jupiter and Taurus, both at 10 degrees 30 minutes.

On the 27th, Mars will square Jupiter at 10° 52′.

Venus and Mars square Jupiter basically really ramps up their energy. There’s the potential for people to go overboard, for things to be over the top. So just watch that you don’t do things that later on you go like, “Oh, what was I thinking or why did I do that?” because the energy can be very exaggerated and not necessarily in a contained way.

On February 28th, Mercury will conjunct the Sun. That brings the mind and the being very closely together. The identity of the two kind of become one, almost indistinguishable, for better or worse.

On the same day at 9° 46′ of Pisces, the Sun will conjunct Saturn. So this period of around the 27th, 28th of February is probably going to be a little period where things feel a little bit more challenging or we feel limited or like we can’t just do what we want to do. We might have to deal with things like responsibilities or duties or attend to affairs we’d rather not attend to. It’s not a great time for doing expansive things. It’s a better time for focus and concentration. This is generally not a fun energy. So around the 27th, 28th, 29th, just be prepared for a bit of that heavier, more responsible and duty-oriented energy.

So then we’re kind of in the clear a bit until March 8th, where Mercury conjuncts Neptune at 27 degrees of Pisces. This can be a very creative and dreamy kind of energy involving our minds and how we think and communicate. But just be aware that whatever you’re thinking or doing at that time may not be particularly grounded and or even based in reality. So it’s a great time for doing something like writing a science fiction novel or writing poetry. But it’s not a good time for being pragmatic or making significant decisions around things like money or signing contracts, because you’ll probably find out later on that it wasn’t based in reality. Also, communications can be a little muddled or confused at this time as well.

On March 9th, the next day, the Sun will sextile Uranus. This is kind of a good energy if you want to shake things up or introduce ideas or thoughts that take you outside the boundaries of the status quo. That’s happening at 19° 51′ of Pisces and Taurus.

On March 9th, Mercury enters Aries. This is the beginning of a new cycle for Mercury. Mercury kind of comes out of that dreamy, fantastical Piscean energy and into the energy of Aries, which is all about doing things and starting things and being bold and self-assertive. It’s kind of like going from neutral into overdrive very quickly with mind and communication type things.

On March 10th, there’s a New Moon at 20 degrees of Pisces. If this New Moon hits a personal planet very closely, it can be quite significant. New Moons are about the very, very beginning stages of new cycles and new beginnings.

On March 11th, Venus enters Pisces where it is exalted. This means that the energy of Venus really likes to be in Pisces and it is a wonderful time for self-care, enjoyment, a bit of self-indulgence, positive expression, embodying very loving kind of energy. Venus rules love and love can be very easily expressed in this Piscean energy because there’s very few boundaries. That’s one of the downsides is that you have to be careful with your boundaries in the 12th house. But this is overall a lovely energy, especially for the things that I’ve already described Pisces being beneficial for.

On March 17th, the Sun conjuncts Neptune at 27° 21′ of Pisces. Similar to the Mercury conjunct Neptune transit I already talked about a few minutes ago, with Sun-Neptune aspects, we can lose our sense of identity.

These things happen every year. These aren’t necessarily life-changing transits I’m talking about here. But just be aware that one can kind of lose themselves a bit when the Sun conjuncts Neptune, say from March 16th to the 18th. It’d be a great time for doing spiritual work or dissolving egoic attachments or completely revising or revamping one’s sense of identity.

But this isn’t typically a good transit for getting things done. It’s not about work, work, work. It’s just about being. And like I said, maybe tapping into the higher dimensions. It’s not about physical vitality and energy.

If you’re at all intuitive or psychic with the Sun and other planets transiting Pisces, we tend to be more open psychically during this time. Myself, I have a daily energetic hygiene regimen that I practice. And I just want to make this comment that it’s probably a good idea to be doing something like that to protect yourself energetically simply because we are just more vulnerable. We’re more open psychically during this time.

On March 19th, the Sun enters Aries and this is the beginning of a new cycle. So don’t expect things to happen instantly, but you’ll feel the vitality of the Sun as it moves into Aries. And it’s a great time to start things or to start implementing things or taking action. In the world at large, things should start picking up steam.

The gist of all this is that energies and things are really going to start picking up and moving forward in an active way come March 19th. So we shouldn’t be expecting too much of ourselves between now and then.

If you’re creative, if you’re an artist or a musician or a writer, this could be a fantastic time for those kinds of activities. Or if you’re involved in spiritual activities or if you do things like divination, absolutely. Just do your best practices for staying grounded and keeping your energy clear.

One more comment on all of this. There’s an awful lot of calculations I made here. If it turns out that any of them proved to be off or wrong, or I made a typo, I will make a note in the comments section or my Errata page. I wouldn’t be surprised if I screwed up somewhere, but we’ll see.

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.

End episode transcript.

Related episodes:

Saturn transit Pisces – Reality Check

Pluto in Aquarius – Dawn of Global Consciousness⁠

Pluto at 29° Capricorn – A Karmic Reckoning

Pluto Transit Capricorn – Lessons for Humanity

North Node transit Aries / South Node transit Libra: 2023-2025

The Stunning Transit of Neptune in Aries: 2025-2039

The Dramatic Astrology of 2028

Other episodes of mine featuring Pluto



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AI and the Death of the Internet

I discuss how AI (Artificial Intelligence) poses a clear and present danger to the way the Internet has worked for decades. The implications are profound and disturbing.

This may be related to the transit of Pluto in Aquarius (2023-2044). Pluto, death and rebirth, and power. Aquarius – or the 11th house – signifying society, broader social aims and causes, technology and dramatic or radical technological developments.

This episode was published on February 1, 2024 at 4:34pm EST.

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Episode transcript:

Greetings all, welcome to Aquarian Diary.

I’m your host, John Irving.

It is February 1st, 2024.

I have a bit of a throat cold thing going on, so I apologize for that. There’s a lot of weird things going around right now.

What I want to talk about today is really heartbreaking for me personally.

Just to give a bit of background, back in the late 90’s, I co-founded a technology company that was effectively a social media platform geared towards K-12 education, which is kindergarten through grade 12. So elementary, middle, high school.

This was when Pluto was in Sagittarius, and I’m a Sag, so you can see the connections to education. And in fact, what I’m doing here right now is educational, very 9th house kind of stuff.

And I loved that. It was fantastic. It was very early.

I actually got online before the Internet. I bought my first computer in 1986. This was very early days of personal computing.

And then bulletin boards came along where you dialed in with a modem and you could connect to a local community, and I was involved in that.

And then the Internet came along and supplanted bulletin boards.

And then, like I said, in the 1990’s, I started a tech company, which operationally was headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. And Ottawa was a high-tech center. There was a lot of high-tech companies based there. And that was a fantastic experience.

And then the dot-com crash happened, and that took out 90%, nine-zero percent of the tech companies in Ottawa.

Our company survived, but it was brutal. To get through that was just unbelievable, and it practically killed me.

But the company never fully recovered from that, because for years after the dot-com crash, it was extremely hard to get any kind of investment or support to keep your company going.

Now, of course, we all know that the Internet went on to become huge, like Google, Facebook, all of these companies became enormous. We now have YouTube, and so on.

So the long-term vision from the 1990’s was right. It just took longer to play out than people realized it was going to.

And that brings me to today, which, like I said, is heartbreaking for me.

Now, there’s a lot of things about the Internet currently that have really bothered me, and I have wanted to talk about this for a long time.

Primarily it has to do with how all of the major tech companies have consolidated so much power and influence that they basically are controlling the Internet. And I always thought that was a bad thing.

…the major tech companies have consolidated so much power and influence that they basically are controlling the Internet.

I had one of the first [of] 1,100 websites on the Internet, and I kind of longed for those days where people could create things, put them up, and stuff would happen.

You didn’t need to rely on any platforms to do this. You didn’t need Substack. You didn’t need Patreon. You didn’t need YouTube or Spotify. You didn’t need Shopify. No third parties. Anybody could create a website independently.

Now Google doesn’t work as well as it used to. It’s littered with all kinds of junk.

It’s very hard for people to find new websites or to connect with people independently.

You have to have almost a computer science degree to code websites now. It’s gotten extremely complicated. That’s a huge barrier for entry for a lot of people. If people can’t find your content, you don’t exist.

And these huge companies have basically bought up all these smaller players and consolidated that technology, the rights to that technology, and so forth.

So I’ve been battling that myself. In fact, there’s a huge thing going on now where a lot of people on YouTube, for example, are leaving the platform or they’re reducing their content creation, because YouTube has made pretty dramatic changes to the way the system works. And they can just do that arbitrarily at any time with no justification to the creators.

And so content creators these days are having huge issues with all of the changes that are occurring that they have no control over. It’s like they don’t really control their own destiny.

This is what happens when too much power gets concentrated in the hands of a few players. It’s bad.

Again, I long for the days of the Internet when it was much more simple and it was a much more level playing field. But those days are gone.

But the really heartbreaking part of all this right now is something else that I have been wanting to talk about for a long time, which is artificial intelligence. I did mention this in a discussion I had with Irish Granny Tarot back in December.

But it’s this.

The way these AI models work is they basically go out and they scoop up everything that’s on the Internet. They take all of this content, all of this information, all of this data. They conglomerate it and they will regurgitate it.

And when people use artificial intelligence to create things, the models will actually go through all this data they’ve compiled and regurgitate information to the user. The problem with this is that the people who created the content don’t get any credit for it.

So right now if you go onto Google and you search for something, you will get a list of links that you will click on and go to the source and read that information. With the new AI search engines, you completely bypass that.

Why is this such a dramatic problem?

It’s because the content creators don’t get any credit for the content they produced that the AI engines are using to feed people information.

So it used to be that people would search for something on Google, they would click on a link, they would go to your website where you would present the information. So Google is like a middleman.

And the content creators could generate money from advertising or from subscriptions or some other way of monetizing their content. But with AI that’s gone. It’s like the content creators don’t even exist.

So it’s kind of like a parasitic relationship where the AI engines are gobbling up everything on the Internet and then feeding it back to people on demand.

…it’s kind of like a parasitic relationship where the AI engines are gobbling up everything on the Internet and then feeding it back to people on demand.

If content creators aren’t going to get any credit for their work and all the time they put into creating it – and I know because like for example I have a website that I have put countless hours into creating, not to mention the content and the transcripts of them – and basically what I’m doing is I’m feeding these AI engines without getting any credit for it whatsoever.

In fact it’s so bad now that these AI models can take a YouTube video, extract all the information from it, produce a concise summary, and provide people with that information without them even having to watch the video.

So there is no longer any incentive for people to create content. And if you take into account everything from the press, the media, blogs on all kinds of different topics and subjects, all kinds of platforms that host content and information, billions and billions of documents and pages and content that are now effectively completely redundant. They are not redundant for the models, but they are redundant in the sense that there is no more incentive for people to create this content.

And that is what made the Internet so incredible and so amazing, and for me personally, gave me so much joy, entertainment, and education for decades.

So we now are on the cusp of a crisis because why would anybody create content if it can just be sucked up or vacuumed up by some AI search engine such that no one will ever go look at your content directly?

Now you could be thinking that “Well you could paywall this, you know, you could charge people for access to information.” But one of the things that made the Internet great was that you could access free information 24/7 and you could stumble upon things that you never knew existed. You could find communities, you could educate yourself, you could entertain yourself, you could learn and learn and learn, which is what I did for many, many years, and why I love the Internet.

I can go and read the news in Israel or Tokyo or Germany or Italy or Australia or wherever, whenever I want. But there will be no more incentive for people to publish content, unless they have a paywall, and there’s only a small percentage of people that are willing to subscribe to get content or to pay for it.

Not only that, but most people in the world can’t afford these kinds of things, they don’t even have credit cards.

So how will these content creators survive? I just don’t see how it’s possible.

Obviously there’s already been huge layoffs in the media. Places like the LA Times have laid off huge amounts of staff. The Washington Post not too long ago laid off a lot of staff.

This should be very, very concerning to us because the fourth estate, the media, journalism, is a critical component of democracy and keeping power in check.

But if they can’t survive, and even if independent content creators can’t make a living creating content, then this represents a huge problem for humanity, as far as I’m concerned. It’s terrible.

It’s possible that this will get resolved somehow in a way that is equitable and beneficial, but at this point in time I don’t see how that happens.

Like I said, it’s just not realistic to expect that all of these publishers and content creators can survive without being able to monetize their content somehow.

And we’re talking about probably millions of people, whether they’re writers, programmers, website creators, graphic designers, film and video producers and creators, or whatever. Millions of jobs. Good creative people. Intelligent inspired people, in many cases.

…we’re talking about probably millions of people, whether they’re writers, programmers, website creators, graphic designers, film and video producers and creators, or whatever. Millions of jobs.

So like I said, I find this turn of events heartbreaking because to me it’s a major blow to what began in the 1980s and 1990s.

I’ve talked a lot about Pluto transiting Aquarius on my channel. I first published on that topic two years ago, way before most people were talking about this.

Very fundamentally, the 11th house or Aquarius is society at large, technology. Pluto is death and rebirth.

And I see this collapse of these ways of us connecting socially as a global community to be devastating.

Like I said, these AI search engines are parasitic.

There are efforts to try and control this, but I don’t see how they will succeed practically. Because you could set up a search engine in Hungary or Croatia or South Africa or China. How do you apply laws to prevent this from happening around the world?

I personally have made friends as a result of the Internet that I have had for decades. People of like mind, like outlook, like perspective, and so on. People that I would not have met casually in my own local environment because there just weren’t a lot of people who had similar views or interests.

But you can or used to be able to connect with them through social media platforms. Now social media platforms, as I said, have degraded enormously in recent years, but that potential is still there, or at least it was.

So in summary, I think AI represents the death of the Internet as we know it, which, like I said, for me is very sad.

I have to say also that I had a dream about a year ago which alluded to this, but it didn’t make sense to me until now. I had that dream on February 28th of 2023.

And without telling you the dream, my take on it was that the Internet was kind of like barren or just like dead vines, dry, like there was no life in it anymore.

And I took it personally because, like I said, I’ve had such a close and important relationship with the Internet for decades, but it’s only now that I understand what that dream actually represented. Very sad for me.

To give myself as an example, I could create a whole episode on a topic about astrology and then my content could be sucked up by one of these AI search engines and presented to millions of people who would never actually see me as being the source of that.

They’re benefiting. I’m getting nothing out of it.

There’s very little incentive for me to do that as a volunteer effort so that some Silicon Valley financed company can basically profit off my content without even attributing it to me. They might have a tiny little link to me there, but who’s going to read it because they don’t need to. The AI will summarize all of my content and feed it to other people. Gawd…

Another point I want to raise is that right now there’s a huge backlash going on from governments towards social media companies and search engines and the like.

Now my gut instinct on this is that it’s not what it seems.

A lot of people have a lot of valid concerns about disinformation, foreign covert electoral interference, which let’s face it, the US has been doing for generations. Stuff that’s inappropriate for children and the like. Fair enough, we should do something about that. However, I do not trust the government to regulate the Internet.

And this is happening here in Canada and I think it’s going to be happening in the States.

The reason we should be concerned is, is that these politicians are heavily influenced by lobby groups and special interests who have hidden agendas. They want to control the flow of information.

And what we’ll see is that buried in a lot of this legislation will be loopholes and unintended consequences that we can’t foresee yet.

And let’s face it, most of these politicians know absolutely nothing about how the Internet actually works. They tend to be very, very poorly informed.

This has been playing out in Canada, where we have members of Parliament and Senators who are typically old and they don’t really understand how things work. So they misinterpret things and they approach it in completely the wrong way. In counterproductive ways.

Once you give control over this to the Government, watch out. Even if they’re well-intentioned, they don’t know what they’re doing. So we should be very careful.

I also think that the right wing wants to be able to control the flow of information for very obvious reasons.

And they will use social hot button issues to allow this to happen. And then the next thing you know, when you have a Republican president, they will go after left-leaning media. They will go after the left, or people who are critical of their policies or policy agendas.

It is an extremely slippery slope and we should be extremely concerned about this.

It is an extremely slippery slope and we should be extremely concerned about this.

So if you think that shutting down or controlling the Internet is a good idea, you are probably sorely mistaken. And this is not where we want to go.

There have been some utterly ridiculous policies put forward here in Canada, that have fairly broad public support, because the public doesn’t really understand all this technical stuff or the implications of it either.

But I can see the dangers in it. We have to be extremely careful with this.

And I have raised this before in talking about Pluto and Aquarius, which is power abusing the flow of technology and information to the public.

Yes, nobody likes disinformation, especially me. I’ve talked a lot about that here.

We can’t be naive. When you grant extraordinary powers, you have to think what happens when the bad guys get their hands on it. What do they do? How do they abuse it?

We have to think this through very carefully. And I wouldn’t take anything that the right wing says at face value. If they are endorsing it, it probably benefits the plutocrats more than it does us. And that is to control or limit the flow of information. The implications should be terrifying.

So I thought I would share that with you because I’ve been seeing this coming for quite a long time. Talking about AI and the consolidation of power within the tech sector has been on my list of things to talk about for at least a year and a half. But I didn’t really have a context for it before. And now I do.

So I don’t know how it’s all going to shake out.

The most important thing about doing things like what I’m doing right now is the opportunity or ability to connect with other people of like mind.

But how will that happen in the future? Facebook sucks. How are we going to be connected socially?

And that has huge implications politically as well. There are social movements, social justice movements, causes, things like environmental issues and so forth.

How are we going to collaborate and connect, coordinate, organize, strategize? How will that occur in the future? I don’t know.

Twitter is gone. These tech billionaires have so much money they can just buy up any technology or any platform, and if they’re in a bad mood they can just destroy it and nobody can do anything about it.

Now Pluto just re-entered Aquarius on January 20th, less than two weeks ago. So this could be one of the darker expressions of Pluto in Aquarius, is how we are going to deal with this new world of technology and the concentration of power, the monopolies, the plutocrats. The oligarchs who are undermining our means of communicating, collaborating and organizing and becoming active.

The only way around this that I can see would be some kind of open source technology that cannot be bought, influenced or purchased, no matter how much money somebody has. But I have yet to see that happen.

The only way around this that I can see would be some kind of open source technology that cannot be bought, influenced or purchased, no matter how much money somebody has.

There’s too much money at stake. It’s kind of like if somebody came up with a way to generate your own power independently and cleanly. There’s a huge incentive for the status quo players to block or limit that from becoming readily available because it would destroy their business.

So I don’t know what the answer is, but I thought I’d put that out there. Because I do understand all of these implications in ways that maybe some people don’t, because I’ve been using communications and Internet technology since the mid-1980s.

I have been working hard on my website to add quite a few episode transcripts there.

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We’re probably going to need to find ways to stay connected, and I’ve talked about that before too, a long time ago.

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Psychic Phenomenon and the Current Mass Spiritual Awakening

I share some thoughts on psychic phenomenon and how they relate to spirituality. I also discuss the New Age movement that commenced in the 1980’s, its pitfalls and its relationship to what is occurring now.

Please note: This was the 3rd episode that I published on YouTube. At that time I simply used my iPhone for recording. This was also recorded entirely ad-lib and spontaneously, and published without any editing. Therefore I apologize for the poor audio quality.

This episode was published on September 12, 2021.

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It is September 12th, 2021.

I want to… there’s a lot I want to talk about.

As I’m working, I have this constant stream of thoughts going through my head in great detail about what I would like to express.

And then, you know, sometimes I question myself or I will set it aside and come back to it later to make sure that it is what needs or would benefit from being said.

And one of the things that’s been up for me a lot lately is psychic phenomenon and spirituality.

There’s a real sort of burgeoning or growing community of people who are interested in and expressing psychic abilities on social media, including YouTube. And I got interested in that for a couple of reasons.

One is, as I said in my introduction, I published a New Age magazine back in the mid-1980s for several years in Atlantic Canada, covering three provinces or one, two, three, four provinces.

And at that time, I, you know, part of our community that was supportive of this publication about, you know, it was all about spirituality.

And by the way, that was inspired by the Harmonic Convergence, which was a fairly significant event at that time. I think it was 25 years before 2012.

And so the intent of that publication was to bring together people from across the region to connect them in reality. This is way before the internet as we know it. And that succeeded very well.

It was, you know, it was not an insignificant publication. It was 64 pages, full-size magazine. So it required a tremendous amount of work to put that together quarterly, four times a year. And it was run by myself and my partner at the time.

And of course, within that community, a subset of that community was the psychic community.

And so we became friends with quite a few psychics, and they would often hang out with us or we would visit them and socialize with them and so forth.

So I was exposed to a lot of those kinds of people back in the day. And a lot of them were really lovely people. One in particular who was a truly lovely person.

So this phenomenon is not necessarily new to me that we’re talking, what is that, 35 years ago? Am I right? Yeah, 35 years ago or so.

And myself, of course, I have had personally very powerful… sort of what could be described as psychic experiences, going back to my childhood. Many of them to my early childhood, and even through my teens and all along throughout my life. So you know, it’s interesting. So that’s one thing.

One is, see, there’s a connection between the New Age movement that occurred back then, which was kind of a big thing for a while. And then this new phase of awakening that’s going on now, which seems to be happening on a larger scale, but it has a lot of similarities to what occurred back in the 1980s and started then.

And that, of course, is all what happened then was also linked to what happened in the 1960s with the Uranus-Pluto conjunction in Virgo. Where there was this whole countercultural movement that arose amongst young people who really questioned the status quo.

And I actually became friends with and hung out with a lot of those people locally in this part of the world who were very involved in that. I was a bit younger than them, but they became my friends.

And one of them in particular became my mentor for many years. He was actually a very accomplished academic, had multiple degrees, had been on the dean’s list and studied philosophy and a wide range of subjects. Very academically inclined, but also very sort of open and spiritual at the same time. So he introduced me to astrology back, this would have been probably ’83 or something. Yeah, probably.

I spent two years when I was in my early, early, early twenties, like just right around 21 or 22. I lived in the woods off grid with no electricity or running water in a little cabin, so more like a shack, but it was beautiful. And that was a really fantastic experience.

I lived in the woods off grid with no electricity or running water in a little cabin, so more like a shack, but it was beautiful. And that was a really fantastic experience.

It was on a co-op, which was communally owned land where they had 125 acres of pristine forest. And it was… that was an amazing experience for me to have.

So anyway, back to the thing about the psychic stuff.

So yeah, because of my association with the New Age movement back in the 1980’s and sort of again, witnessing this, what seems to be an awakening that’s occurring on a larger scale on the planet.

We now have social media and we have the internet and so we’re all kind of instantaneously connected and we have all these platforms for communicating and publishing and broadcasting as I’m doing right now. So I’m fascinated by it for historical reasons.

I’ve always kind of keep tabs on what’s going on. And I also have kind of an innate ability as has been demonstrated throughout my life to be a little bit ahead of the curve. So what I’m often interested in becomes mainstream five, six or seven years later than when I actually pick up and pay attention to it.

I was early adopter of desktop publishing, early adopter of computers, early, very early on the internet. I was on the internet when it was just bulletin boards, but pre-internet when you had to dial in through a modem and connect to a dedicated service and all that stuff.

And you know, bitcoins, all kinds of things that I have picked up on very early on. I mean, I took an interest in bitcoins when they were below $50 each, for example.

So yeah, so I see this phenomenon now and I think it’s really cool.

Also the other component to it was with the former president, 45, I saw as a very clear and present danger to planetary security and the biosphere. Because I felt that if that administration was re-elected, it would have been catastrophic for humanity for all kinds of obvious reasons that I’m not going to go into here right now. That’s a separate kind of conversation.

And so, you know, in sort of out of desperation and concern, somehow managed to find my way to a lot of the psychics and readers who were discussing this. And like many others, I was looking for some light at the end of the tunnel or some hope about what the heck was going on. Like, why was this happening?

Who would have thought that we would be on the brink of outright fascism in the United States, which is the most powerful economic and military country on the planet? And that’s what it was a very, very, very serious threat. And all of many… of my friends and colleagues who are similarly inclined, were extremely concerned about this situation.

I sort of saw it as kind of the dark side, getting increasingly desperate because more and more light was flowing down to the planet and illuminating the planet and lifting up the planet. And the dark side was basically freaking out, going like, you know, holy crap. So it got increasingly extreme.

And if we look at what’s going on right now, this polarization that we’re seeing politically and socially, you know, I think that’s self-evident. The dark side is terrified because if there is enough light and illumination here on this planet, then it can’t do what it does anymore.

The dark side is terrified because if there is enough light and illumination here on this planet, then it can’t do what it does anymore.

It just, there will be no place for it on Earth. And it will be in effect sort of banished in many ways. And that’s what we want. You know, anything that isn’t done with love, compassion and empathy is just not right.

And so, you know, that’s not fascism. Fascism is the opposite of that. Or a theocracy or whatever, or the combination of the two.

And so anyway, back again to the thing about the psychic phenomenon.

One of the things I wanted to share about this is that, first of all, I have met many, many, many psychics over the years.

And I’ve met psychics who are so incredibly gifted that they literally knew what you were thinking and would speak to what you were thinking without you even opening your mouth about it. And I’ve had that experience multiple times.

And sometimes these people are so wide open psychically that they literally have to kind of detach from society quite a bit. Because if you think about it a little bit, if you were that psychic, it would be very hard to function in the world because you know everything that somebody is thinking all the time. It would kind of drive you crazy. So a lot of them kind of would sort of isolate themselves socially.

And they’re out there and some of them you’ll never hear of. You don’t even know. I just for various reasons was able to cross paths with such types of people.

But what I wanted to say more importantly was that, and this is not to be… I’m not intending this to be harmful or critical towards anybody. But that just the statement I want to make is that just because you have psychic abilities does not mean you’re enlightened.

…just because you have psychic abilities does not mean you’re enlightened.

I’ve met many psychic people with powerful psychic gifts who were not particularly evolved from my perspective. And you know, having discussed it with others, I was not alone in my assessment.

And that’s not to be disparaging towards anyone because we’re all at somewhere on the continuum. But the two aren’t necessarily inextricably linked.

And now often as someone does spiritual practice, whether it’s meditation or whatever your spiritual practice is, you will increase your sensitivity. And you’ll open up your chakras more and your gifts, those kinds of gifts will emerge naturally because we actually have all of those abilities naturally. All of us have those abilities naturally. It’s just that often they are shut down in childhood because our culture and our society doesn’t value them or even disdains them or is frightened by them or doesn’t understand them.

Now I’ve also met people, I’ve, hmm… do I bring up another contentious issue? Maybe. I’m probably going to be saying a bunch of stuff that may piss people off, but I don’t really care. I don’t have a problem with being critical and I’m going to address that as well.

But then, you know, where, okay, so where I was going is… if people… the more spiritual practice that you do, the more evolved you are, you do tend to have more and more psychic and intuitive abilities because like I said, they are actually in fact natural.

And what you’re doing is you’re tapping into extrasensory perceptions or other dimensions of yourself because we are multi-dimensional. We are not just the physical, which is really the root of spirituality, is the knowledge and discovery and exploration of that. And so, yes, there are some people who are very evolved who have psychic abilities. I’m just saying that each person has to be sort of looked at individually.

Now why does this matter?

It matters to me because back in the New Age movement of the 1980s… and by the way, there was another spiritualism movement in the late 1800s that people may be interested in… and that was… the Theosophical Society was a large figure in that movement. And so these movements do come and go. You know, Alice Bailey and the Blue Books and all that stuff came out of that period of time. And it was often a blending of Eastern and Western sort of philosophies and traditions, spiritually or religiously even in some cases.

And but back to my point about the New Age movement was that what happened over time with the New Age movement is that it kind of got, it fell into glamour.

…what happened over time with the New Age movement is that it kind of… fell into glamour.

The reason I brought up the Theosophical Society is because, to my knowledge, they started to widely use this term “glamour,” and what glamour meant or represented was falling into the illusion or the maya of reality.

So that, you know, there is a concept of spiritual materialism where, you know, the ego is being satisfied, you know, through its association with, you know, sort of glamorous kind of phenomenon or stuff that’s like, “Whoa,” you know.

And what happens is that, and in the case of the New Age movement, it kind of got trivialized.

And then there’s all the sort of bottom feeders that come in and try and, they see a trend and they want to capitalize on it financially or materially. So you know, they start to produce all kinds of junk and products and everything.

And then over time what happens is that it becomes discredited. Because it becomes very materialistic and status, you know, you get these figures that arise and they’re not necessarily people who are really, you know, best representative of these movements. And it falls into disarray and loses its essence.

So the concept of glamour – which I’m not actually describing very well because it’s actually quite a complex subject – but it is sort of materialism applied to spirituality. To the point where the materialism becomes the spirituality, you know, to the adherent or to the person involved.

And what I’m trying to get at is that what happens is that this is a way of kind of discrediting an entire movement. And that’s what happened to the New Age movement.

…this is a way of kind of discrediting an entire movement. And that’s what happened to the New Age movement.

It became so materialistic. It became about products and it became about, you know, trivial things and material things and goods and services and people trying to make money from it in all the different kinds of ways. And hangers on and others who would ingratiate them, try and ingratiate themselves with prominent figures in the movement and so forth. And it just became the kind of thing that ultimately nobody with a lot of integrity wanted to be associated with.

Now, and honour, right, or dignity… people with honour and dignity and integrity. So they then distance themselves from it and poof, there goes an entire movement.

Now as far as I’m concerned, that’s actually how the dark side tries to undermine these movements is through things like materialism and glamour.

And so I’m not pinning that on the psychic community per se, but I am starting to see patterns that resemble what occurred after, you know, in the, after the New Age movement that emerged in the 1980s.

And this brings me to the role of critical thinking. And so like, for example, not too long ago, somebody published something and there was an error in, a critical error in this, in this presentation. It wasn’t malicious or deliberate, it was just, you know, we all screw up. I mean, I screw up all the time.

And then I noticed somebody, one of the listeners commented that “Oh, I don’t want to be negative, but…” Okay? And then they pointed out the error, which was in fact an error. And this is, this was not, this is not a matter of opinion. It was literally, you know, factual error.

“Oh, I don’t want to be negative, but…” And then they pointed out the error, which was in fact an error.

And I’m like, so, you know, we have to be careful of not being discriminating in a variety of ways.

And we have to not… because there’s also this kind of strain of anti-intellectualism that sort of seems to pervade the spiritual movement, because you’ve got a lot of empaths who, who function on very much on a feeling level.

And you also have people who are, you know, and then on the other end, you’d have sort of more of the people who approach it more intellectually. Where in fact, it probably should be a balance between the two, because God gave us brains and, you know, we should use them.

And so one of the other points of contention or concern that I have is how people sort of often will drop their guard intellectually about things, because they don’t want to rock the boat or be perceived as being negative.

…people sort of often will drop their guard intellectually about things, because they don’t want to rock the boat or be perceived as being negative.

Well, what that does over time is it literally undermines the credibility of the entire movement. Because you then become… there’s the risk of becoming associated with the lower elements of the movement. Or those that are just hangers on or opportunists trying to cash in and make money from it.

And then the whole thing just loses all, like nobody will want to be associated with it, because it’s just garbage and bullshit.

And I’m aware of time here, because I don’t want this to be too long, may already be, because these are big, big subjects, you know, that you could talk about each one of these sort of main points I’m bringing up. You could do like an hour on each one easily.

But I wanted to point out that basically in a lot of spiritual traditions, and traditions go way back, right? Like Eastern spirituality, you know, has been around for centuries and millennia, right? This is, you know, this quest for enlightenment is not new, right?

You know, do your reading, go read “Autobiography of a Yogi”, which probably should be, it’s something I would recommend everybody read.

Or “Sidhartha” by Herman Hess, you know, oh boy.

Or “The Convoluted Universe, Book One” by Dolores Cannon, which I have recommended to many people over the past couple of years.

I’m not so much interested in all the earth mysteries and stuff like that, because to me there just seems to be some sort of glamour around that, like I’m interested in sort of the hardcore spiritual components of things. You know, I’m just not doing this for entertainment, you know.

Where was I going with all that? Probably at the end. But just that, you know, standards.

I’m not saying that we attack other people when they say things that don’t make sense or that don’t sit right with us or that are even objectifiably wrong.

But I am saying that we need to maintain some critical thinking abilities and apply them so that people just don’t slip into a lot of bullshit all the time.

…we need to maintain some critical thinking abilities and apply them so that people just don’t slip into a lot of bullshit all the time.

I have actually heard many things from prominent figures in this sort of burgeoning community of people that were just flat out wrong, and in some cases actually really bad, like quite alarming.

And nobody calls them out on it, because they don’t want to be perceived as being negative or be ostracized or whatever.

Now, again, it’s not about attacking somebody, because we all make mistakes. And God knows I probably have made about a hundred already, and this would be my third sort of broadcast. And I will almost certainly make some more in the future. I mean, everything I’m saying could be wrong, and I’m open to that.

Like if somebody can show to me that I’m just off base, I welcome the criticism, assuming I will concede that it’s accurate and warranted, and I will retract statements if I make them and they turn out to be completely factually erroneous.

I don’t care, because I’m not egoically really attached to beliefs in the way that somebody who might be religious would be, where if you attack their religion, they perceive you as attacking them. I don’t really care.

So I’m just arguing for quality and consistency and integrity, most of all.

So what else did I want to say about the psychic stuff? I think I said everything I need to say.

Like I said, I feel like I could talk about this stuff for a very long time. There’s just so much to say about it, but I do realize or recognize that most people just can’t sit there and listen to something for hours.

I do. I listen to, for example, there’s a podcast called “The Astrology Podcast”, and I don’t always agree with their approach, but I will listen to it, and they’ve done episodes that are three hours long. That doesn’t bug me.

I listen to stuff while I’m working.

I very rarely actually watch anything on YouTube, by the way. I almost always just listen to it, because I can listen and do other things. It’s very rare that I could sit in front of my computer or my phone or whatever for an hour and stare at the screen. I mean, come on.

So that’s kind of one of the reasons I’m producing this more as a podcast, is for that reason.

As I said, I took an interest in the psychic community because they were kind of talking about what was going on politically in the United States and offering insights and reassurances about that. And the ones, most of the ones that I was listening to at the time were right.

So I was kind of glued to that for a long time, because like I said, I recognized that if that administration got reelected, it was kind of game over for the climate and probably game over for the planet and probably civilization. Big deal. But now, so Biden is now the president.

There’s still all kinds of crazy, crazy stuff going on in the US. Their Pluto return is going to be exact. I believe it’s next winter, this winter coming. So it’s just… it’s just nuts.

However, what I’ve been finding lately is I’m less and less interested in the characters and figures on the Republican side who a lot of the readers are reading on, because I really don’t want to be associated with that energy. And I kind of feel like even though the crazy hasn’t stopped, the Biden administration is doing a pretty good job under the circumstances of having a handle on things. And so I’m sort of starting to turn away from that.

There’s also in the psychic community, I find there’s an increasing amount of what I would consider, you know, idle sort of chit chat or, you know, talking about celebrities or whatever. That I have no interest in that personally.

There’s some that are sort of tuning in and bringing in trying to bring in channel messages from higher dimensions. That’s interesting.

There’s some that are asking questions of the higher from the higher dimensions, from Spirit that concern people. I find that still quite interesting.

But just generally, I’m noticing that like… I notice that when I listen to the discussions about figures, challenging figures on the Republican side of the equation, that it actually brings my energy down. And I don’t want to do that anymore. So I’m kind of sad because that provided me with a lot of entertainment in the past, like countless hours. And I probably listen to all the people that you or many of you may also listen to.

And so, you know, I think that one of the other main points about all the psychic stuff, I think that the reason it’s important to talk about it is because as more and more people awaken, they’re going to be starting to experiencing those, you know, the veils are thinning and very much so. This is, I mean, a lot of people have been saying this, but I’ve also experienced this myself and seen this myself.

…it could be quite shocking to somebody who’s comes from a very traditional worldview or paradigm to suddenly start having psychic experiences.

And a lot of these people are going, when they started experiencing these – what to them will be strange phenomenon – are going to be looking for guidance and reassurance that they’re not going crazy, and some understanding about what the hell all this means. What does this mean? Right.

I’ll do another discussion on paradigm shifts because that might be helpful to people. And… but I’m expressing all that because, one, I see the purpose of it.

I understand why a lot of these people have been coming forward and putting themselves out there and that, yes, that serves a purpose. Because it could be quite shocking to somebody who’s comes from a very traditional worldview or paradigm to suddenly start having psychic experiences. You know, that could make people go crazy.

And… but how they apply their knowledge and their experience, I think really the realm is the primary realm. I mean, if you’re not just trying to get eyeballs and high view counts and whatnot, is more on the helping people understand what those phenomenon are. How to manage them, how to work with them, how to refine them, how to do spiritual protection, energetic protection and so forth. Those are the kinds of things that would be constructive.

I guess if I’m a barometer of the public, like I said, I’m becoming increasingly less interested in the crazy people on the Republican side of the equation and what they’re doing because they really represent a lot of the darker aspects of humanity. And like I said, I find that when I’m tuning into that energy, it literally lowers my own energetic state.

So I’m looking, and interested in, content that is not just uplifting, but informative.

If any of that makes any sense or is applicable, I’m just sharing that with you because like I said, I tend to be a barometer of the, if not what’s happening now, of what’s coming.

It was brought to my attention that there was something I had omitted that I intended to include here today.

And that is, there’s a phenomenon kind of going on right now, which I’ve spent a lot of time listening to, which is “remote viewing”. And I’m expressing, I want to express that personally, I have some qualms about that, some concerns.

Like, for example, in all of the studying and practice that I’ve done, it was always emphasized emphatically that permission was required in order to do any kind of energetic work on somebody else.

…it was always emphasized emphatically that permission was required in order to do any kind of energetic work on somebody else.

Now, I also happen to have an 8th house Sun and Mercury, so in my own case, privacy and not being interfered with energetically is something of concern to me that I take very seriously. So any kind of energetic work I have had done on me or I have done with others has always been done with consent, explicit consent.

Now I think the, if I understand it correctly, and I haven’t studied this in detail, if I understand it correctly, the people doing remote viewing would argue that, or hold the position that they are gaining permission on a higher level.

However, I ask you, the listener, to ask yourself if you would want to be remote viewed by somebody else who didn’t necessarily understand your circumstances, your life story, or might lack the context that would inform about who you are and why you are the way you are and so forth.

Because often, you know, people are quick to judge other people based on superficial impressions or limited impressions or erroneous assumptions and so forth. So there’s always the concern that a casual observer may not actually reflect the full reality of a person or situation.

I don’t necessarily have qualms about doing remote viewing about situations, and perhaps less so with public figures, because they have opted to put themselves in this position where they would obviously be under a great deal of scrutiny. And there would be, well, not complete scrutiny, because of course there’s a lot of things that go on behind the scenes that we know nothing about.

I mean, it’s an interesting phenomenon, and I’m not saying yay or nay entirely to it, but I will, to be completely honest, I will say that I do have reservations about the concept.

Now, in my own case, I have stated to my Guides and to the Universe that I do not want to be remote viewed. And not to conflate the two, but I also do not want to be energetically interfered with or manipulated by external forces without my explicit consent.

So if that holds true and it applies… and let’s say somebody wanted to, you know, interfere with me energetically somehow or remote view me, and I’m not saying those are the same things. Remote viewing and interference are not the same thing, but then theoretically there would be karmic consequences for doing so.

And so that’s a concern as well, right? So I think that this is something that should be really considered and perhaps discussed.

I see that, you know, we all want to know what’s going on behind the curtains of various political organizations and administrations and so forth. And to some extent I would say that we actually do deserve to know these things, but there are rules in third dimensional reality governed primarily by Saturn, and Saturn also rules karma.

So it’s just something that has always kind of a little bit bugged me in the back of my mind, and I’m not expressing this to be critical or negative of anybody.

A lot of these people I very much respect, and I sense that they have… that their intentions are good, but I do think that every being – I’m getting chills, and I wish there was a better word for that, I’m getting somewhat chills here saying this – I do think that every being deserves a certain degree of respect and privacy.

…every being deserves a certain degree of respect and privacy.

You know, there’s a lot of figures here on the planet that are doing some stuff that we, you know, do I dare tread where angels would fear to? That are doing… I’m going to save that for another day.

Anyway, I’ll leave it there.

I’m not condemning anyone, I’m just… I just wonder, I suspect that there are others out there who don’t… where this doesn’t quite sit very perfectly with them either, right?

So I’m putting myself out there just to express my qualms or reservations.

And yeah, my higher self might be like, “Oh yeah, I don’t care, you know, this is just another incarnation of me.” But this part of me does.

I don’t, you know, there’s a lot of things that have happened in my life between me and other people that are nobody else’s business.

And yeah, so I’m tacking this on to the end of this broadcast, which is getting really long.

So hopefully somebody will listen to it.

All right, bye.



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The Era of Mass Migration Has Begun

I discuss how sea level rise will impact the real estate market in the United States and around the world, and result in widespread mass migration. Yes, even in so-called “developed” countries.

This episode was published on March 15, 2023.

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Greetings all, welcome to Aquarian Diary.

I’m your host, John Irving.

It is March 14th, 2023.

If you listened to my last episode, I said I wasn’t going to be producing anything until around March 21st. And then I had this unexpected opportunity where I have some time and it’s quiet. And it got me thinking about something I want to talk about here. And that is this.

I have long had kind of a sense of foresight. I can see trends forming many years in advance. And this started for me when I was a young child.

Now, that doesn’t usually serve me because I’m often so far ahead of myself that other people don’t really understand or accept what I’m suggesting is going to happen. And it’s generally too far ahead to benefit from investments and things like that.

But it kind of explains my perspective and why I’m concerned about the kinds of things I’m concerned about and why I do what I do. And I want to illustrate how that works for me because I thought it would be interesting.

Now in the past little while I’ve read several articles which really struck me because I could see how things were going to play out from this evidence. And if I had more time, I might actually address each of those individually on a day by day basis because I find it fascinating. But for right now, because of my limited amount of time, I want to use one example.

Now you could argue that I am simply extrapolating. Fair enough. But the reality is that very few people apparently do this. Or if they do, they don’t take their extrapolation very seriously. And I can say that because I’ve seen it happen countless times over the years. Countless times. I take it seriously.

To illustrate this, I’m going to use an article that was published in the Washington Post on Saturday, March 11th of 2023. So I read this on Saturday. It’s fairly long, but you don’t need to read it necessarily.

The title is “Insurers/Hurricane Ian Payouts Far Below Damage Estimates Documents and Insiders Reveal.” And it goes on to articulate how tens of thousands and upwards of 200,000 some people have had all these issues collecting insurance payouts allegedly – because it hasn’t been proven in court I don’t believe – related to Hurricane Ian, which struck Florida in September of 2022.

tens of thousands and upwards of 200,000 some people have had all these issues collecting insurance payouts, allegedly

So what has happened in Florida is that – because it has been battered by so many severe weather events in recent times – that a lot of the major insurers have pulled back because they were losing money. Apparently. I’m being cautious with my words.

And that left a void where a lot of smaller insurance companies came in to provide services, but they are not nearly as well capitalized.

So according to this report in the Washington Post, what was happening is that adjusters would go out, make assessments, come back, and then their adjustments were severely cut down. So that in some cases people who thought they were fully covered would only get a tiny fraction of what they were expecting. And if you have significant damage to your house, this can amount to a lot of money.

So of course now most people will read this, if they do at all, and think, “Oh, this is just an insurance company-related issue that will somehow be resolved.” Or in the worst case, the government will back them.

But a lot of the people who are dealing with these challenges, the homeowners, may have to get involved in litigation and so forth. It gets very complicated. And meanwhile, they may have homes that they can’t use or that are severely damaged, etc. And it could be things like mold. It could be structures where the roof was blown off and their house is unusable, which of course they still owe money to the bank on.

In Canada here at least, you have to have insurance on your home in order to even get a mortgage from a bank, for the most part. So it’s a very serious issue.

So most people, I think, would just read this and think, “This is just an insurance problem. It’ll get fixed.” But that’s not where my mind stops.

Because I have been very involved for many years with climate change-related matters, I have been aware of these kinds of looming situations for a long time.

The southern half of Florida is for the most part is a mere one meter, or around three feet, above sea level. It is quite likely that all of that territory will be lost in the coming decades. Literally.

And of course, there are millions of people who are in total denial about this because they refuse to accept reality and buy into all kinds of conspiracy theories and whatnot. That’s beside the point. Insurance companies don’t give a crap about conspiracy theories. They deal with reality, for the most part.

So let’s extrapolate from this.

So most people would say, “Well, the government will step in and force insurance companies to be able to back up their claims.” Well, maybe or maybe not, and to what degree?

Or the insurance companies can raise rates dramatically, which would severely impact the lives of the people who own these properties. In some places, like after Hurricane Sandy, there were fears of insurance costing as much as $20,000 a month if I recall correctly. Well, that’s not practical, realistically.

Because there’s a lot of dumb people, like I said, who don’t believe in science. So what’s going to happen is that in the coming years and decades, it will eventually become clear to people that these properties are literally untenable.

At some point, a large number of people will try and sell their properties, probably at significantly reduced values, which will cause something like a bank run, except it’ll be real estate. And these people will all need to relocate somewhere else because it is just too expensive to insure those properties.

At some point, a large number of people will try and sell their properties, probably at significantly reduced values, which will cause something like a bank run, except it’ll be real estate.

And even the government will have limits as to how far they’re willing to go to keep pouring money into properties that will literally be underwater at some point. Somehow and somewhere, there has to be a line drawn.

The other thing, of course, is that if the government continues to bail out people like this, they’re using taxpayer money to do this, and taxpayers eventually will say “this is ridiculous, why do we keep throwing good money after bad?”

So all of those people, in those regions that are coastal and highly prone to extreme weather events, are basically sitting ducks, whether they know it or not.

The smart money will move first, and the longer you wait, the more you’re going to lose, basically.

Of course, this migration will put pressure on other areas which people deem to be more safe or secure, which will see an influx of people, of course, driving up real estate values in those areas.

And many of these places, obviously, do not have the infrastructure or capacity to deal with significant numbers of new residents, many of whom will have lost significant amounts of assets from depreciated coastal properties.

We know that for sure we can expect something like 3 feet of sea level rise this century. I personally think that’s probably a significant underestimate, and there’s increasing evidence to suggest that that is true.

The ice sheets and land-based ice masses around the world are disappearing at a rate that exceeds many of the projections. One thing that is generally true with climate science is that what is actually happening is worse than what was predicted.

So insurance companies aren’t going to offer insurance to people where they are going to constantly lose money, because they’re in the business of making money.

The government will only support these people to a point, because otherwise they’ll go bankrupt trying to do so, and there will be a lot of opposition to bailing out people with pricey homes on Florida beaches.

And, in fact, all of this was predictable at least 15 years or more ago, if not 30 or 40. But because many people refuse to accept reality or don’t think very far ahead, that’s why we run into situations like this.

…all of this was predictable at least 15 years or more ago, if not 30 or 40.

So like, when I read an article like this, I’m kind of like, “Oh, this is just an early symptom of a much larger problem that is only going to get worse, because even if we were to radically reduce carbon emissions today, there is a huge lag in the climate system.”

Things would get worse for quite some time to come, and even if they stabilized, ocean levels for example would continue to rise for quite some time until we reached a new equilibrium which could take decades if not centuries. We don’t really know for sure, because we’ve never really been in this situation, and there are positive feedbacks that contribute more greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, like eliminating rainforests and melting permafrost and things like that.

So it’s a giant experiment, although we generally know which direction we’re going.

And this applies to all coastal regions, not just the United States, but all around the world. Wherever there is vulnerable coastline, basically, or low-lying river deltas.

So like I said, the smart money has already made their move, and then there’s a continuum as to how far down the line, like the people who wait too long are going to get burned really bad.

And the real question is, economically at least, when does a critical mass of people realize this? Because that’s the tipping point.

Now we’ll probably see this whole scenario I’m describing unfold over the coming years. To be clear, this will play out over decades.

Hurricanes don’t always strike the same places every year, but if over the next few years we have significant hurricane events in the Gulf or on the eastern seaboard of the United States, I suspect that we’re going to see this be a very significant issue indeed.

The global economy is a lot more fragile than people think. Even a few percentage points off GDP can make a huge difference.

So how much real estate are we talking about? Trillions of dollars? There are many countries in the world who do not have a gross domestic product of a trillion dollars. It’s a lot.

And when you take real estate off the books, which is something that normally never happens or extremely rarely, it is money that literally vaporizes. It can’t be replaced. You know, there might be an example of somebody who has a house near a volcano or something like that, but we’re talking about massive amounts of low-lying coastal real estate.

Just to put things in perspective, Greenland is worth about 7 meters of sea level rise. That’s about 21 feet. All of Antarctica and Greenland, you’re talking 225 feet or 70 some meters.

Now, it would take centuries if not millennia for all of Antarctica to melt, but we don’t need to have all of it disappear to have dramatically significant consequences.

Even a few feet, much less 10 or 20, well, think about places like New York City, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, etc. Most of the Nile River Delta, which is a hugely important agricultural zone, a breadbasket as it were, is very close to sea level.

Another thing, is the government likely to promote this inevitable reality or not? Do they want to provoke or instigate a dramatic run on that real estate? If it were to happen in short order, it could literally crash the economy.

So, even though this is true and even though they know it’s going to happen, are they going to promote that fact? Not likely. It would also potentially be politically suicidal.

In other words, they don’t want people to panic. Or, at the very least, they want to postpone it as long as possible.

Nonetheless, these outcomes are almost guaranteed to occur. The question is when and how, and how quickly do they unfold?

This is not mere uninformed conjecture. If we look at the evidence and the facts and the science as we understand it and know it right now, these outcomes are inevitable. This is only one aspect of what will unfold, and is already unfolding.

Of course, all this will be compounded by increasing heat and drought in other areas, particularly the equatorial zones. But those are separate issues. I’m only focusing on sea level rise here.

And all of this, all of it, is directly related to the combustion of fossil fuels.

And no, it is not related to solar activity. That is actually insulting to our intelligence. It is relatively trivial to measure solar activity. To think that no one has already thought of that or considered it is ludicrous.

There is, in fact, no other subject in all of human history that has been studied more than climate change. It would take hundreds of thousands of really dumb people to overlook examining something as obvious as solar activity.

So when people suggest that is the primary cause or anything close to it, ask for one shred of credible evidence. There is none. Zero. They are lying or misinformed. And anyone so poorly informed probably shouldn’t be commenting on the topic.

If you took all of the profits that were generated by fossil fuels as an industry, it would represent only a tiny fraction of the actual costs that will be incurred in the near and distant future.

It is often referred to as the social cost of carbon. In other words, the costs are socialized to the general public from the activity that benefited very select and specific commercial and corporate interests. They download their actual expenses or externalities to humanity as a whole.

…costs are socialized to the general public from the activity that benefited very select and specific commercial and corporate interests.

So it’s not profitable at all, in other words, if you factor in the actual costs of that activity. It’s a net negative. In the long run, at least.

And this has been known for many years. It is not a surprise.

Now there’s a lot of science involved in this, which I’m not getting into a lot of detail about here because my audience is a general audience. And I’m not actually a climate scientist. So bear that in mind. But you can go read about this for months if you want to.

This is just one example of the kind of things I read and that I read into and extrapolate from that have monumentally significant implications that most people – as far as I’m concerned – don’t think about. Now I’m sure some of you do, but you’re a minority, I can assure you.

So I will put a link to that article in the description, of course. You can read it yourself.

But that’s not really the point. The point is the exercise.

I do not make any income whatsoever from producing videos. And I have a growing list of topics I want to discuss.

So if you find this content interesting, you can support me by doing things like commenting, liking, subscribing, sharing, and I do astrology readings.

I particularly like to help people clarify and understand their spiritual or evolutionary mission in this lifetime using astrology.

I would like to be able to devote all of my time to this. So I appreciate all of your support.

Anyway, that’s all for now. And I’ll put a link in my description if you want to contact me.

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

End episode transcript.

The article that I reference in this episode:

Insurers slashed Hurricane Ian payouts far below damage estimates, documents and insiders reveal

#Environment #RealEstate #Insurance

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Why Authority Structures are Collapsing

I discuss why we are witnessing so many authority structures and related paradigms failing.

I believe it is not what many think but instead, rather, may be a prerequisite for the transition from the Age of Pisces into the Age of Aquarius.

This episode was published on Feb 25, 2023.

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Greetings all, welcome to Aquarian Diary.

I’m your host, John Irving.

It is February 25th, 2023.

I had a very interesting conversation today with someone who’s a bit of a history buff. We were talking about the astrology and all the things that have been going on, how these patterns seem to be repeating in many ways, and how this might all play out. You know, all really interesting stuff.

So we were having this conversation and then something struck me really clearly, and I saw something in a way I hadn’t considered it before, and I want to share that with you because I think it might be very important.

Now I have talked about a lot of things like Pluto in Aquarius, big deal. I talked about the USA Pluto return, and I’ve talked about a lot of the other major transits that are going on. Many of them are quite rare, and so there’s no question that we’re at this really major and critical turning point in this shift from the age of Pisces into the age of Aquarius.

And so what jumped into my mind during this discussion was that what we’ve been seeing really is all of these power structures and power centers, be it government, politics, institutions, business and corporations, banking, everything. All of those power centers have been profoundly challenged and in many ways made to look completely defunct and absurd.

…power centers have been profoundly challenged and in many ways made to look completely defunct and absurd.

Like if somebody had written a script 15 years ago about all this stuff that we’ve been witnessing, it probably would have been rejected because it was just too ridiculous.

And those of us who are intelligent and alert and conscientious have been witnessing what can only be described as utterly humiliating and embarrassing failures by a lot of political groups and organizations and institutions.

In many ways it has been really challenging to watch all this because you’re just kind of like smashing your head on the desk all the time going like “Why are they doing this?” It makes no sense. They are disgracing all of these institutions, turning them almost into a laughingstock.

Now, like I said, those of us who are reasonably informed find this horrifying because we know that it has real world consequences and it’s going to hurt people needlessly because it’s just all BS.

And so the insight I had was that maybe this is all intentional. That we’re supposed to be witnessing how idiotic and defunct a lot of these archaic paradigms and structures are so that we will take more power and responsibility into our own hands.

That is the Age of Aquarius. That is Aquarius. Aquarius is about being accountable for what happens in the world on a grand scale where each person functions independently but all collectively working towards the highest good of society.

Aquarius is about being accountable for what happens in the world on a grand scale where each person functions independently but all collectively working towards the highest good of society.

And part of the problem has been that we have given our power away, and our responsibility away, to these organizations and institutions like political parties. And all we’ve been seeing for the past decade is how insanely corrupt, impotent, inept, and stupid they are.

So, in other words, we’ve been reacting in horror to what we’re seeing. But maybe what we’ve been seeing is exactly what’s needed so that humanity will take responsibility for itself on a collective level and not just hand it off to a bunch of sociopaths or psychopaths who are recklessly incompetent if not criminally negligent.

Like the Age of Stupid is about showing us how stupid it is because that’s the only way we’ll get off our asses and do something about it.

And by the way, if you think I’m being too harsh by describing it as stupid, what could possibly be more stupid than destroying a planetary biosphere upon which everyone, and everyone that follows is utterly dependent upon, and that is exactly what we have been doing. So, yes, it’s stupid and anyone in any position of leadership that has ignored that has been being stupid and incompetent. And I don’t care what party they’re associated with.

It’s very Plutonian in the sense that Pluto is about death and rebirth before something can be reborn it needs to be destroyed and we’re in the destruction phase of the old paradigm that is collapsing. I have literally published episodes about collapsing paradigms.

The difference here what I’m saying now with this little spark of insight is that this collapse is entirely intentional on the part of the overall plan for humanity. That in other words it’s a necessary purging. Again, I’ve talked about that specifically. It has to fall apart before it can be rebuilt in other words.

And in the Age of Aquarius and we’re going to get a strong sense of that very soon when Pluto moves into Aquarius on March 23rd. It will be about all of society being involved in our welfare and in our planning and taking control of our destiny.

Like why on earth did we ever leave our fate in the hands of a bunch of idiots in the first place is an entirely legitimate question. We should never have done that and that is the point of all this. That we need to stop doing that.

It’s just something to think about because I haven’t heard it actually expressed that way. I’ve expressed it myself but not so succinctly. It’s just something for you to consider.

Let me know what you think in the comments. I always look forward to your input.

Thanks for all your support and feedback and by the way I’ve been revamping how I’m going to do astrology readings a bit. So I am going to do them using Zoom. So I will update my page about readings because quite a few people have inquired. Link in the episode description.

Liking, sharing, commenting really helps me out so I appreciate that if you can do that.

Thanks for everything. Take care.

Have a good day and we’ll talk to you again soon.

End episode transcript.

Other related episodes or articles referenced herein:

How many politicians are psychopaths?

Cognitive neuroscientist explains why stupidity is an existential threat to America

Pluto in Aquarius – Dawn of Global Consciousness: 2023 – 2044

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

#Astrology #AgeOfAquarius #Ascension

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The Astrology of Resentment – 2008-2024

I discuss the astrology of the era of grievance (2008 to 2024) which corresponds to the astrological transit of Pluto through Capricorn.

This episode was published on February 11, 2023.

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Greetings all.

It is February 11th, 2023.

We are at the final stages of an era that is notable in many regards. Perhaps one of the most notable from my perspective is the mass delusion that has affected countries around the world. This has particularly been on display in the United States of America, but not exclusive to it.

Between 2021 and 2024, the US is going through a very rare Pluto return, so it has been challenged in ways that most countries are not.

Nonetheless, the post-truth era, which has been a worldwide phenomenon, can be traced back to when Pluto entered Capricorn in 2008.

Almost immediately, the great financial crisis occurred, triggered by the housing market collapse.

Soon thereafter, the Tea Party movement rose to prominence in 2009, typically attributed to the resentment towards the election of the first black American president. And as we later found out, the Tea Party movement was deliberately contrived by the Koch brothers and the tobacco industry as a means to get average people to become activists to reduce taxes on the wealthy. This is all well documented.

So again, the Tea Party movement was fabricated deliberately by entrenched plutocratic interests for their own financial benefit. That is Pluto in Capricorn.

As far as I’m concerned, the Tea Party movement simply morphed into the MAGA movement under a different brand with Trump as its figurehead.

“…the Tea Party movement was fabricated deliberately by entrenched plutocratic interests for their own financial benefit.”

The Tenth House, which Capricorn rules, is all about status, and many of the underlying motivations of the Tea Party and MAGA movements were grievances over perceived losses of status for those people.

They raged and fixated on minority groups, women, other ethnic and religious groups, who they perceived as threatening their privileged position in the social-hierarchical pecking order. All of this has been studied and documented extensively.

This cycle of Pluto transiting Capricorn is drawing to a close.

The first ingress of Pluto into Aquarius will occur on March 23, and due to retrogrades, Pluto will not fully settle into Aquarius until November 19, 2024, where it will stay generally through 2044.

Neptune entered Pisces in April of 2011 and will stay in Pisces until early 2026.

One of the negative expressions of Neptune in Pisces is illusion and delusion, not being grounded or being detached from reality, and on a societal level, provides fertile ground for disinformation, misinformation, propaganda, and mass delusion.

What could be more delusional than ordinary people being unwitting activists for entrenched plutocratic and corporate interests? Yes, this actually happened and it’s still happening now.

“What could be more delusional than ordinary people being unwitting activists for entrenched plutocratic and corporate interests?”

Given that Pluto will be moving into Aquarius shortly, and Neptune will be leaving Pisces commencing in 2025, I believe it is safe to speculate that we shall see the beginning of the end of the post-truth era of grievance. Which has led to some very significant developments, including Brexit, which has decimated the economy and living standards of people in the United Kingdom.

So I just wanted to put that out there briefly so that people can understand that this bizarre, if not freakish, era that we have been experiencing should be drawing to a close.

Because I know many of you are concerned about reality as am I, being a reality-oriented person who believes in facts and evidence, and we have very significant concerns about many issues that urgently require rational and evidence-based thought and action.

If what I have been articulating here in recent episodes dealing with astrology is accurate, during this time we should start to see many of these kinds of matters come to a head, one way or another.

We simply cannot continue to spiral into madness as we have been. So either there will be cooperation and a more rational approach to dealing with reality, or there will be a permanent division, a parting of ways of some kind, which may be seeded during this period. It will certainly be interesting to observe.

It’s funny, an article I was reading this morning was talking about how much of the anti-abortion movement is actually psychologically motivated by grievances against women, and not about abortion itself. And of course most of those grievances are held by men, who would prefer to have women be subservient to them.

It fits very much into the theme of Pluto transiting Capricorn, which covers authority figures, hierarchical structures, and the patriarchy.

The main point of all of this is that no, it is not rational, rational in the sense that many liberals and progressives understand it.

It’s not about facts or data or information or what is real or what is true or what is not. It is about emotions, particularly grievance, anger, and resentment, and thus it is almost pointless or futile to try and address this rationally because it’s not rational. No amount of knowledge, data, or information is likely capable of altering someone’s core emotional state.

I personally believe that there are valid reasons for many people to feel aggrieved. However, where I differ is who and what is to blame for those conditions that resulted in those grievances. And I would never personally target weaker people than myself as a means of expressing my resentment.

I think it’s the inverse. We should be expressing our outrage to those who are in positions of privilege and power, rather than those we perceive as being weaker than us.

In fact, we can go even further, and I think accurately state that many people have been deliberately undermined to benefit a small minority. Our current social and economic conditions are not happenstance, as I have argued here many times before.

There are dark forces at play which would like people to vent their frustration on vulnerable groups and individuals as a means of distraction and diversion. Pluto’s transit of Capricorn is attempting to make us understand this very clearly.

“There are dark forces at play which would like people to vent their frustration on vulnerable groups and individuals as a means of distraction and diversion.”

There were many truly stunning astrological aspects and events that occurred during this period, too many to mention.

But a few very notable ones which really stand out include the Uranus-Pluto squares which occurred between 2012 and 2015. These are linked to the Pluto-Uranus conjunction that occurred in the 1960s that inspired the counter-cultural movement where the seeds of that inspiration are being tested or challenged in the square.

The Saturn-Pluto conjunction which occurred in Capricorn and was exact on December 21st of 2020.

The Great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn which occurred at the very first degree of Aquarius on December 21st of 2020.

The USA-Pluto return which has been in effect since February of 2021 and continues through the beginning of 2024. For nations, Pluto returns have been linked to the falls of empires and there is no question that the United States has suffered many blows in recent years due to extreme polarization and division and political dysfunction.

Again there are too many to mention here because I want to keep this short. But those are some of the significant astrological transits that have occurred during this period.

Not to mention a global pandemic that brought the world to its knees in many ways and will undoubtedly be considered a very significant historical development.

The rise of China as a global economic and military power, the illegal invasion and occupation of Ukraine by Russia, the election of the first black president in United States history (which has resulted in dramatic levels of racial resentment and animosity), the collapse of global supply chains, the unprecedented proliferation of conspiracy theories and misinformation as well as movements like QAnon – who could forget that?

I could go on and on.

Finally in many areas of life we must reject the idea that bias is a bad thing.

There are many things I am extremely biased against, say for example unnecessary violence or harm, subjugation, oppression, unlawful imprisonment, slavery and all manner of discrimination and injustice.

I am very biased against those kinds of things and it is illogical to assume or to claim or state that one is unbiased when in fact one is not.

“…it is illogical to assume or to claim or state that one is unbiased when in fact one is not.”

Would you prefer to live in a gulag in Siberia or in a pleasant domain somewhere else? I think the answer is clear.

Of course I have already talked a lot about this in other episodes.

If you want to focus just on the astrology I have a playlist for astrology. If you’re just interested in astrology you can check that playlist. You’ll find that on my YouTube channel.

So there you go, a short little update and synopsis of this period of the era of grievance which is at the beginning of the end.

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

End transcript.


Episodes that are referenced herein, or that are related (newest first):

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

Pluto Transit Capricorn – Lessons for Humanity

The Astrology of Mass Delusion: 2011-2026

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

Saturn transit Pisces – Reality Check: 2023-2026

Pluto at 29° Capricorn – A Karmic Reckoning

The Dark Side of Pluto in Aquarius: 2023 – 2044

The Great 2020’s Timeline Split

Pluto in Aquarius – Dawn of Global Consciousness: 2023 – 2044

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

Articles referenced herein, or that are related:

Tea Party movement

The Secret Origins of the Tea Party

The Tea Party movement: deluded and inspired by billionaires

There’s a remedy for Britain’s problems: Rejoin the E.U.

QAnon Now as Popular in U.S. as Some Major Religions, Poll Suggests

The overturn of Roe cost the GOP. So why are Republicans now doubling down on abortion bans?

Bill would ban the teaching of scientific theories in Montana schools

Steve Bannon’s Podcast Is Top Misinformation Spreader, Study Says

Call for new taxes on super-rich after 1% pocket two-thirds of all new wealth

Month before Buffalo shooting, poll finds, 7 in 10 Republicans believed in ‘great replacement’ ideas


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Pluto at 29° Capricorn – A Karmic Reckoning

I discuss the imminent astrological transit of Pluto to 29° Capricorn followed very shortly thereafter by Pluto’s first ingress into Aquarius since 1777. This remarkable astrology heralds a significant shift in energy and changes that will manifest in our world.

This is a transcript of an episode of Aquarian Diary I published on YouTube on January 26, 2023.

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Greetings all, it is January 26, 2023.

One of the things on my list of things to talk about is the imminent transit of Pluto at 29 degrees, or the anaretic degree of Capricorn.

This will mark the beginning of the transition from Pluto in Capricorn, where it has been transiting since 2008, to the transit of Aquarius, which will officially commence on March 23 of this year, so very soon.

Pluto hits 29 degrees of Capricorn on February 11 and then makes its first ingress into Aquarius on March 23.

Now why is this significant?

The anaretic degree, or the 29th degree, of any sign, is considered to be extra potent because the energies reach a culmination before they shift to the next sign and start a whole new cycle in that new sign.

So for example, people who have natal planets or points at 29 degrees tend to have fairly dramatic experiences pertaining to those points and their characteristics.

Now, as I said, Pluto has been transiting Capricorn since the beginning of 2008, so roughly 15 years. And Pluto shifting signs is a big deal because it takes Pluto 248 years to orbit around the Sun. The transit of Pluto through Aquarius will be roughly 20 years.

This has been on my mind because I just have always sensed that this was a big deal. Pluto at 29 degrees is a big deal, but Pluto also shifting into Aquarius is a very big deal.

Now, the actual transition from Pluto and Capricorn into Pluto and Aquarius will occur starting in March right up through November of 2024, because Pluto will retrograde, or from our perspective appear to go backwards, several times between now and then. It’ll finally settle in into Aquarius more permanently in November of 2024 all the way through January of 2044.

So as I said this was on my list of things to talk about soon and then when I woke this morning I had had a very strong urge or impression intuitively to jump on it.

Now the last time Pluto was at 29 degrees of Capricorn was 1777 and 1778. That kind of puts it in perspective how big of a deal this is. And of course, what occurred around that time was the American Revolution. The American Revolution is conceivably one of the most important things that has happened geopolitically in human history. The rise of America has completely reshaped the world.

Pluto at 29 degrees Capricorn dates graphic

I’m not going to go into a lot of detail about this because I’ve done several episodes of Pluto transiting Aquarius and also the Pluto return of the United States, which has been going on for the past couple years, and it would be redundant for me to repeat all that. You can always just search my YouTube channel for the word Pluto, and it’ll bring up all those episodes.

But I do want to draw your attention to what’s occurring here now or about to occur in a couple weeks, because it’s very exciting. We are living in a very historic time when the seeds of very profound and far-reaching changes are being planted. We may not fully appreciate this point in history until we look back at it several generations from now possibly.

Now the way I perceive this is that I see this as a karmic reckoning, a comeuppance as it were.

Pluto in Capricorn has really been drawing our attention to how power has been concentrated in the hands of a few individuals. The plutocrats, that’s Pluto. As well as corporations and various government and institutional entities.

Dark money, dark power, the patriarchy, the oppression of the masses, corruption, reactionary and conservative forces, the whole concern around fascism and authoritarianism that we’ve been dealing with. Populism, voter suppression, crazy tax cuts for plutocrats, rampant and unhinged conspiracy theories, corruption in the judiciary being exposed, violent insurrections and coups, abuses of power, lying, cheating… You know, all that stuff we’ve been experiencing. These crazy abuses of power and literally off the charts kind of stuff.

Like if we look at the former American administration under 45, it’ll go down as one of the most insane and nuts administrations in US history, if not the most insane. And we have also seen tremendous wealth concentration in the hands of a few, literally a few tax-dodging billionaires.

So when Pluto gets to the final degrees of a sign, there tends to be a reckoning or comeuppance with respect to the issues that were being brought to our attention through the qualities of that sign. Think of it as a purge, not necessarily pleasant, but sometimes needed. And already we’ve been seeing a lot of people starting to be investigated and prosecuted and all kinds of underhanded crimes coming to light within the realms of power around the world. So watch for a lot of major developments in this time span.

The first ingress of Pluto in Aquarius will be from March 23rd until June 11th of 2023. This is really historic stuff.

You know, when Pluto first entered Capricorn, almost immediately we had the 2007-2008 financial crisis, which, if it had not been for significant intervention on the part of the US government, we would have gone into a global depression, the likes of which have not been seen since the 1930s. You know, that is historic.

We are now going to start seeing that energy come into Aquarius and culminate in Capricorn as I’ve been explaining. So just pay attention.

Ideally, like, I would love to just have lots of free time so I could just sort of sit and observe this period. And I’ll mention this as well, and I think I’ve said it before, but I have, you know, studied astrology for decades, and I have been saying for many, many years, I want to be here when Pluto goes into Aquarius. And that is two months from now. Finally.

Anyway, stay tuned, grab some popcorn, watch this shift of energy go from Earth to air, and all of these new issues are going to, things are going to change very quickly and dramatically. I’ve been putting some graphs on the screen which give you all the dates, and I’ll put a link to my Pluto and Aquarius episode there as well in the description of this episode so that you can check that out.

So this is a very exciting and dramatic time, and I’ve also been feeling this looming really big, deep energy of change that’s really kind of a little bit hard to pinpoint or decipher because we’re not quite in it. I’ve been feeling it energetically for several months now, but the fireworks have yet to begin.

So stay tuned and take care and I’ll talk to you soon.

End episode transcript.

Related episodes:

⁠Pluto in Aquarius – Dawn of Global Consciousness⁠

The Astrology of Resentment – 2008-2024

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

The Astrology of Mass Delusion: 2011-2026

Pluto Transit Capricorn – Lessons for Humanity

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

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

Other episodes featuring Pluto.


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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.

End episode transcript.

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Related episodes:

Playlist: Introduction to Ritual Practice – Practical Suggestions

Dealing With Dark Energies and Energetic Attacks

Living with Neptune – Transit and Natal

Other people’s energies significantly affect us – how to manage that

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