by Alison Dhuanna, UK Astrologer
This is an Astrology message which recounts the story of the Goddess Asteroids, Weavers of Light, in 2017.
I’m living just as the century ends.
A great leaf, that God and you and I
have covered with writing
turns now, overhead, in strange hands.
We feel the sweep of it like a wind.
We see the brightness of a new page
where everything can yet happen.
Unmoved by us, the fates take its measure
and look at one another, saying nothing.
Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke
What happens in the beginning is the pattern that will work itself out in the end. This is always the power of conception. This morning as I begin this adventure plotting the course of the Goddess Asteroids in 2017 the Crescent Moon is moving between Venus and Mars. Last night I saw them glimmering and crisp in a clear sky. The chart time when I have opened my computer places the ascendant at 0 Aquarius and the descendant as 0 Leo. This means that the sign of Aquarius, the collective humanitarian age is rising. Leo the sign of the individual is more hidden. This interplay between Venus and Mars (Sacred Marriage) and the Leo Aquarius (Individual/Collective) axis are important themes which play out this year.
In 2017 there is a beautiful line up of Goddesses Juno, Astraea and Hygeia. I shall refer to them as the ‘Golden Weavers of the Language of Light’ presently in Sagittarius. They are the bringers of the Chalice of the Golden Age. They are weaving new patterns, new languages, new ways of relating. I have included some links at the bottom of women from around the world who are sharing these languages. Strange songs are arising in me like the ancient voice of the earth and I believe this year many people are going to develop such creative gifts they never even dreamed they could have. Listening to others speak the language of light awakens deeply hidden memories in our DNA. These gifts are encoded into our DNA and they bring peace and unity. I have written a lot in 2016 about Weavers in relation to the Dakota people. We will continue to claim the internet as a web, a tool for world peace.
Neptune and Chiron have been healing and dissolving ancestral karma. They have been with the South Node all of 2016 – like a deep tissue massage squeezing out all the pain and suffering into the light. This year Pallas Athena and Chiron continue this journey with the South Node (the Serpents Tail) so the ancestral theme has a specific focus – the healing of the Warrior Woman Archetype. This is an excellent year to develop new forms of leadership which are inclusive and non-hierarchical. I will refer to this as ‘The Ancestral Healing’ point in Pisces.
Ceres is still travelling with Uranus and Eris and many astrologers have connected this transit with the shocking changes in world politics of Brexit and Donald Trump to name a few. On the surface, there is a worrying trend towards the right. It feels though that these massive cracks in the established system need to happen – like the Lightening Tower strike – so that the potential for new forms can emerge. It is vitally important now that we are wide awake, letting go of our inhibitions and fears so we can take advantage of this unique time in history.
Vesta the Medicine Woman has just entered Leo and it feels the Dakota protest has also been a catalyst for a new confidence in her archetype. The release of the new Disney film Moana is also perfect; it is the story of the healing of Vesta. Rather than taking direct political action we see now the possibility that we might achieve our global aim for peace through ceremony, prayer, focused intention through a sacred altar space to work with the invisible forces. Working with these invisible forces is more important than what is visible and conscious. There are many people on the Earth now able to do this and we are gathering together to raise our collective vibration. I am beginning an advanced course with don Oscar Miro Quesada the Peruvian Shamanic Teacher who has developed the Path of the Universal Shaman. I have also been studying the Gene Keys with Richard Rudd which is another Universal system. These online courses are a very powerful way to create global connection.
In February, the Weavers transit the Galactic Center along with Saturn, who brings form to the creative spark. Saturn is Binah, the Dark Mother who is birthing the Golden Age. This is an awesome energy as the Weavers cross the void of the Black Hole at the Galactic center, where the song of evolution issues forth. Saturn may also bring obstacles to be overcome but let these hone us into a perfect arrow heads, clear and strong. Do not be silenced by bullies, the time to speak up for yourself is 2017.
Mars and Venus join the ‘Ancestral Point’ to intensify the karmic healing of male/female, head/heart, thoughts/feelings. This will most likely center around families so it’s a good year to create a family tree and apply healing balm, songs, incense and love to it. What do we refuse to talk about in our family history? Who are the ghosts? Who and what is banished from your ancestral line? Suicides, abortions, criminals, HIV, gays, esoteric gifts – these are the painful wounds that the Mother wants to embrace. Welcome them back in spirit, in your heart. Perhaps they are part of your own history that needs some loving. Unless we allow these banished ghosts into the light they will continue to wreak havoc in the collective subconscious. The new film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them expresses this energetic process beautifully and very much relates to the Vesta archetype.
On the 8th February, the Moon and Vesta align with Sirius bringing through a special vibration of sacred geometrical energies.
The first Penumbral Lunar Eclipse is on the 10th February visible from the Americas and across the Aquarius Leo axis. This intensifies the alchemical transformation of the Individual to the Collective way of being. This is quite a journey for those brought up in the West. We are quite ingrained in individualism and perceive our problems usually as being down to personal failure.
The Annular Solar Eclipse on the 26th February sweeps across Chile and Argentina crossing the ocean to Africa. It reaches maximum at Lake Musters and Colhue Huapi in Argentina. I feel this is a very sacred place, I saw the lakes as ancient rock art in my inner eye, their shape is special and I feel it is significant the eclipse reaches its peak here. When I googled this place, it seems just a wasteland now with lots of drilling for oil. As the portal of the eclipse opens it would be a wonderful moment to send healing here. If you can get there even better and if you know anything about its history, please share. The eclipse takes place on the ‘Ancestral Healing’ point in Pisces
On 29th March Ceres conjuncts Mars, Mercury, Moon in Taurus and Uranus so there may be some fireworks that day. In April, the Golden Weavers move into Capricorn, known in the zodiac as the Gateway of the Third Rebirth (Thrice Born Hermes). This signals a powerful point of increased intensity in the Ascension process. The Weavers begin to journey with Pluto and this is likely to bring their energies into a direct confrontation with patriarchal forces. Those of us on the creative path may meet many internal and external demons. See them for what they are, a last-ditch attempt to enslave humanity. Don’t give your power to these forces by becoming despondent. Let the challenge fire your soul to be the bright light in the world you were born to be at this time of darkness in the 3D realm. Saturn is still aligned to the Galactic Center so the birthing of new forms continues. Saturn and Pluto together influencing the Weavers is going to be interesting and very transformational. Pluto brings always the potential to increase our Power and Saturn our Wisdom.
In May Ceres is still travelling with fiery Mars and enters the sign of Gemini. My feeling is that her transit through Taurus and Gemini this year will bring an intensification of environmental campaigns globally. The voice of the Earth Mother will be heard in more ways than one, such as through song. The issue of Water is particularly important globally. Saturn forms several Grand Trines in Fire to Uranus in Aries this year and the Moon and North node in this special month of May.
In June Pallas Athena in Aries is conjunct Uranus and Venus. What shocks may we expect in this this area? It is a potent time where humanity may cast off the chains of patriarchy and ride this wave of liberation. My feeling is we may see women’s issues in countries such as Nigeria and the Middle East (the Yin nations) in the headlines. The Sun and Mars then conjunct Ceres so there is an alchemical molding of yin and yang forces at play. We may see musicians, writers and artists from non-European countries making their mark and healing the world through their stories. Let’s encourage and support them in the West (Yang nations). We should remember that countries such as Iraq and Syria are very sacred places on the Globe and the refugee crisis will continue to play out until we as humanity recognize this and give both energetic and physical support (no guns as this perpetuates the karma). In terms of Yin and Yang the eclipses spanning North (Yang) and South (Yin) America are also important this year.
In late June Saturn opposes the Sun whilst conjunct the Galactic Center and makes its closest transit to Earth. This will be a good time for launching new ideas and courses which have been growing. The energies of Saturn bring longevity to all she touches. Take your time forming new structures this year as they are the foundation on which your creativity can flourish.
In July Vesta conjuncts, the North Node, a peak this year for the Medicine Women energies. A Grand Fire Trine forms with Saturn at the Galactic Center and Uranus in Aries. Pallas Athena has moved back towards Uranus and so this is a key moment for her too. I see in my inner vision women drumming and chanting for peace, a holy sound reaching into the heavens. A great fire burns in the center and these circles stretch out across the globe. Men are there too and I see them crying to know the loving touch of the Goddess is there and they have no need to be afraid.
August is a very exciting month. Firstly, there is a Partial Lunar Eclipse across Indian Ocean and the Leo Aquarius axis on the 7th August.
In the lead, up to the Total Solar Eclipse over America, Ceres is conjunct Venus and the Moon on 18-19th August, having just aligned with Sirius, gathering the Divine Feminine to the great portal opening. On the 20th August, the Moon then crosses over Mars and into the Eclipse aligned to the Royal Star Regulus, the Heart of the Lion. Both Mercury and Vesta in the early degrees of Virgo are in this powerful energy field too. I hope all you ‘Priestesses’ out there are holding onto your cloaks because this is an awesome year for us. I’m hoping to make my first trip to the USA for this event.
The wonder does not end there though. Through a highly talented Astrologer Norma Tarango, now living in Mexico, I became aware that the path of this eclipse covers two very important parts of a Qabalisitc map of the USA which she visioned. The eclipse runs from Oregon on the Yin line to South Carolina on the Yang line, coast to coast. A link to her website is below.
In September, the Weavers have returned to the early degrees of Capricorn with Pluto and start moving forwards again. In this next period the other Goddess Asteroids travel alone, out of the influence of the major planets suggesting they have a period of freedom and respite from the deep transformations this year. Ceres is in watery Cancer; Pallas Athena is earthy Taurus and Vesta in devoted Virgo – all very nurturing signs for these Goddess energies. Ceres moves into Leo on the 24th September. Use September as a period of reflection and consolidation. There is another Venus Mars conjunction in Virgo on the 5th October anchoring the new frequencies of the Divine Feminine and Masculine.
In early November, the Golden Weavers are in very tight conjunction with Pluto and each other which may intensify the ascension process again and bring to the surface unfinished business. Pluto brings great challenges when we refuse to let go of who we think we are, but when we surrender we find the bliss point. 8th November is a key date so watch out for what happens in your life and in the news. Mahala has aid Pluto energies are very active in New York this year so it will be interesting to see what develops there.
In December Pallas Athena moves back into Aries for another cavorting with Uranus. This could potentially be very liberating but also explosive. We may decide enough is enough and leave jobs, lovers or whatever is stifling our sense of freedom. The Weavers start moving away from Pluto at this point which suggests as well that our situation may change in quite a profound way. It will however ultimately be to our benefit.
I end with the Winter Solstice where there is a Venus, Saturn alignment with the Sun as it enters Capricorn. I usually visit Bryn Celli Dhu in Wales now and it will be my first experience of Venus aligning with the womb space. At this time a very special energy will be born upon the Earth fertilizing the new cycle to come. Aho!
May the Weavers thread their gold and silver web above and below you, and keep you safe in these changing times. May your creative spirit soar and may you re-member the gifts of your ancestors. Sing to the water and the birds and they will sing to you. This is my prayer.
Love and Blessings, Blue Spectral Eagle (Alison Dhuanna)
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