Guest article by Alison Dhuanna, UK Astrologer
As an Astrologer working primarily with the Goddess Asteroids it has been phenomenal to see the largest, globalised Indigenous people’s protest in my lifetime. It is also very exciting to see how the Goddess energies are cracking through the patriarchal system bringing light, peace, nurture and creativity as the ‘House of Cards’ slowly starts to crumble.
Standing Rock Reservation was formed in a Treaty at Fort Laramie, Wyoming on the 17th September 1851.
The first major astrological event in this chart is a Pluto, Saturn, Uranus and Pallas Athena conjunction. Saturn and Uranus are exact at 3 degrees Taurus. To have three-outer slow moving planets lined up is a very rare event, it may not have happened since then. It is an indicator of major collective change. All three of these planets you would associate with challenging circumstances which force change at a personal and collective level. My feeling is there was probably some very nasty, patriarchal politics going on behind the scenes. The presence of Pallas Athena suggests strong women may have been a key to negotiating this treaty despite the opposition. If you know more about this please let me/the blog comments know.
Venus was conjunct the Sun in Virgo on this day also indicating a strong presence of Goddess energies. This aspect is also associated with the returning god Quetzalcoatl in Mayan Astrology. The Goddess frequency is enhanced by Astraea being very close today to where she was then. Back then she was at the latter stages of Scorpio and today she has just entered Sagittarius – emerging from the underworld of Scorpio. Astraea brings the frequency of the new Golden Age expressed through Sacred arts, dance and music. Overall It suggests that this energy of the emerging Golden Age is important as a cycle is about to complete in Astraea’s orbital patterns.
On the day, the Treaty was signed there was also a conjunction of Chiron the Wounded Healer with Juno and Vesta each side. This suggests also a wounding of the Divine Feminine present. It feels with the whole chart that there would have been important issues going on with the Medicine Women of the Sioux Tribe and the chart shows both strength and vulnerability at this time. What is very interesting is that Saturn is transiting the same degree as Chiron was back then – 17 degrees Sagittarius. Saturn is a very karmic planet so we see here strong suggestions that this is a rerun of old karma. I wasn’t around back then but it feels even if the Dakota hadn’t of succeeded in diverting the oil pipeline they would still have gained millions of people supporting them globally. I feel the karma has been transmuted by their peaceful stand. News at this present moment is that the pipeline will no longer go under their sacred lake but I’m wondering what will happen now? Wherever it goes it going to potentially cause great danger to water.
The bigger question which has been transmitted to me in the last few weeks is about the importance of harnessing natural earth energies to create electricity and power. We must look to the distant past when this was possible as these gifts are returning now. The work of Tesla may well see a strong revival in the next period.
I’ve written quite a few blogs about the shocking world events (e.g. Brexit) triggered by Ceres conjunct Uranus and Eris, who represents the ‘Sovereignty of the Land’. This would also equate to the sovereignty of the sacred lands of Indigenous peoples. It feels that this protest, and indeed in a ‘trickster’ fashion the election of Trump are opening both huge opportunities for humanity to quantum leap and great dangers. These often go hand in hand. Let’s face it as humans we are not that keen on real change – we have to be pushed to the edge before we jump.
In the next blog, I’m going to look at what for me is the most fascinating Astrology- that of the formation of the Standing Rock constitution on the 24th April 1959.
Love and Blessings
Alison (Blue Spectral eagle)
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