Episode 3

Overarching Astrology of 2020

In this episode we explore the astrology of 2020 as a whole, how you may assist in overcoming oppression, and how the sistrum is shaking humanity awake in these times. We conclude with an ancestral healing meditative journey.

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Ra Ma:

Hi welcome to stars, stones and stories. I am your host Rama and together we are weaving Ancient Future wisdom as we birth the New Earth. If you are into astrology, cosmology, living mythology, earth based spirituality, Kundalini technology and ancestral healing, you are home. If you stumbled upon this podcast and are new to these topics, this is sovereign sanctuary to expand and deepen your wisdom. As a cosmic priestess, I witnessed many at the threshold of great transformation. I specialize in astrological divination, sacred site activations and priestess arts for the Aquarian Age. You may learn more about my work at Rama tribe.com Or follow Rama tribe on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and support the work at patreon.com/backslash Rama tribe. This community is your opportunity to claim your story, your unique identity and power. Knowing that you are the hero of your own journey. You are a hologram for the collective and you matter. The world needs your gifts and creativity now more than ever, crystallize your medicine.

Ra Ma:

In episode three, we will explore the overarching Astrology of 2020 how we are birthing a cultural renaissance admits the collapse of the world as we have known it, looking back across time and space to some specific places along the timeline where events have occurred through different astrological transits that were also seen in the year of 2020. We'll also explore the concept of the system and how each one of us and how humanity at large is being shaken awake, as well as what you can do in these times and how you may be of assistance in dissolving oppression.

Ra Ma:

ancestors, ancestors, ancestors we call to you, we call to you, we call to you. We're so grateful for your lives. And we know we cannot do this alone. We cannot do this without you. So we welcome you. We welcome your backing and your genius solutions to pour forth like sweet Ambrosial Nectar from the other world. Thank you, ancestors, thank you for your gifts, your trials. Thank you for providing the shoulders upon that which we stand upon. Thank you for your support, seen and unseen in these times. And we welcome in the powers and spirits of the east the element of air, the powers and spirits of the South, the element of fire, the powers and spirits of the West, the element of water, the powers and spirits of the North, the element of Earth. We welcome all of the directions and all of the keepers of the directions. We ground into Mother Earth, and from this anchored space, where we are connected and fully immersed in our sense of belonging. We gaze up into the cosmos and we welcome in All planetary beings, the luminaries, all the Goddess and God asteroids are star seed nations and our guides and our guardians of the holiest in the highest calibers. So walk with us in the secret journey of life

Ra Ma:

I'm recording this episode for you on June 4, Thursday, Jupiter day at 8:54pm. The moon is in Sagittarius. While I'm thinking about it. If you are enjoying this podcast, please go on to iTunes, give me a thumbs up a review, spread the word spread the word because this is like a newborn baby. And it needs our love and our attention and it takes a community to make a podcast really grow. So I thank you so much in advance for any ways you can help spread the word. And if you haven't listened to episodes one and two, in episode two, we go into depth into the eclipse season of the spring and summer of 2020. And in episode one, I spoke at length about Venus and Venus is retrograde. So if those are topics that you're interested in, I would invite you to listen to them. I find as I'm creating these podcasts, they're definitely you know, there's a specific cultural lens that's being applied and the current astrology that we're facing. And there's there's also a timelessness. There's that particular element of timelessness being offered, so that you can enjoy them at any point. And today, Venus in her retrograde she's about halfway through her retrograde phase, she conjunct the Sun, a conjunct up at about 14 degrees Gemini, which opposes the Great Attractor at about 14 degrees Sagittarius. And the Great Attractor is this magnetic vortex of great great potential. It's like this giant womb. Basically with Venus being retrograde and conjunct the Sun. There's a lot of potential right now for bending of reality. And it's really important that as we move through all of the transits of 2020, we find a way to stay in our truth, to stay in our authenticity, to stay in the High Heart, we're going to be consistently tested on those opportunities. And so if it feels like you're getting slammed, you know, wave after wave? Well, one you probably are. And two, it's not that you're being punished. It's just a continual opportunity to really stay in the truth and to stay in your heart. And that's part of what makes eclipse season and the astrology of 2020 as a whole. And this retrograde season, also intense is that it is wave after wave after wave. And it's like we're we're all running this marathon. The concept for Episode Three came through, it was about a month ago. And I knew that the main title would be around cultural renaissance, because that's based off of a talk I gave last October entitled cultural renaissance and the astrology of 2020. And I've since then modified and added on and shifted the talk and deepened it in ways. And so I'm going to be sharing that with you. But I also knew that there was part of the subtitle was collapse of the world as we've known it. And in the last 10 days, things have gotten even more intense, particularly in the United States with the murder of George Floyd. I think there's a deepening of awareness around oppression around white privilege and all of these topics that we deal with on a daily basis in the United States. However, because of our economy because of how consumer driven we are, there's definitely a way where many people can be numb to what is at hand and can easily pretend that nothing is actually happening. Although there's a lot happening below the surface for some people. There, they're a little shocked at the racial divide and the oppression that is so blatant, our brothers and sisters who are people of color, they've been dealing with this their whole lives, what might be new, because you have the privilege of not facing these matters is something that one who is a person of color has to deal with from birth. And

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our racial inequality in the United States and throughout the earth is one aspect of many, many topics that are being revealed in this retrograde season and in the eclipse season, and in the astrology of 2020. And so as I'm recording this, we're getting ready for the first of three eclipses the summer. And the first one is a Sagittarius full moon eclipse opposing the sun and Gemini. And it's the first eclipse to open up the Sagittarius Gemini nodal access and I spoke about this in depth in Episode Two. So I highly encourage you to take a listen to episode two eclipses are all about what is being closed out and what is coming in. And right now there's there's a lot that is getting shaken loose for each person on the planet. This Sagittarius full moon lunar eclipse that comes in on June 5, has been making a very strong reveal, I would say since last Friday is it's been very strong. And sometimes with this eclipse energy, we feel it even stronger before the actual eclipse occurs.

Ra Ma:

And of course, this is all going to vary on your chart, and how things are laid out. And you know how the the eclipses are actually affecting you. For me, I mean, the North Node is directly on my sun and Venus has been retrograde, she she's stationed retrograde on my natal Venus. So it's just been a really, really potent time for me personally, and I just went through a major move last Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And so I've been a little quiet on social media and just really pulling back and getting anchored into my new home and taking care of my physical body and my emotional body and my spiritual body and my Psycho mental body. And I speak to this because the astrology of 2020 is so potent, it is literally like running a marathon. And sometimes we have to pull back a little bit and we have to do some deeper self care and we have to go in to our cave like spaces and become quiet. And that doesn't mean we're not engaged. We're not doing our part. Sometimes that is part of our engagement is to really nourish and take care of ourselves. I wish to just state that into this episode because I feel like some of you need to hear that. And you need to know that. You know, it's like when you're on the airplane and they say put your oxygen mask on first before you assist a child or someone who needs your help. And these are times where the astrology is not letting up. It's gonna get more intense and we're going to talk about 2020 at large. In a few moments we'll dive into that. With the murder of George Floyd it has brought up a lot of racial oppression to the surface for our sisters and brothers of color. These are facts these are ways of life that they have known since birth. And for those who are born with with white privilege, sometimes it takes moments like this unfortunately for the wool to be pulled off of the eyes what is happening on the planet with COVID and with what is being revealed racially and in this systems of oppression and it's it's very much like a boil. Where were the toxins, the pus, forgive me if you're very sensitive, but metaphors work well for our psyches. And you have to draw the toxins and the pus up to the surface, you can't just go in and mess with a boil. And boil is hurt really, really bad. I don't know, if you've had one, I actually have not, but my child has had many boils from a young age, I've learned how to take care of them through taking care of her. And I've witnessed how painful they are, this metaphor of the boil is very much what is happening on the planet right now we are closing out so many layers of cycles of oppression, that there is a lot that has to be drawn out to the surface, you can't just close it out and move on like that, like, there are things that need to be witnessed to realize be realized that have to be integrated, would like to take a moment as I'm recording this, and I'm talking about the spoil this is like the palace of patriarchy, the spaces in the places where we have all been victim where we have all been a tyrant, where we have all been a part of the system, whether we want it to be or not, they are

Ra Ma:

being drawn out. Right now very systematically with the support of the other world with the support of the ancestors, your ancestors are backing you because you're here and you're listening now. And you wouldn't be listening if you didn't have that backing. And they're here with all of us. And they're here to support us in these times. And I know how isolating it can feel on the earth right now. And it's important that each one of us knows that one, we're never alone. And two, you are needed now more than ever, your particular medicine is so needed. And I know there's a lot of you grieving right now I know there's a lot of you going through major depression. I know I know. Because you come and you speak to me and you share these stories with me. And so I want to witness you. And I also want to say it's okay, you know, it's okay to feel what you're feeling. And it's important to feel what you're feeling. There's been so much grief. Over the past 10 days coming up to the surface, it's been heavy. And it very well could feel like this through the end of July. I know it's uncomfortable. I know it's not easy. However, these are the times we lean against our allies we turn to the other world we turn to our ancestors, we turn to the plant spirits that assist us. Oatstraw is so beautiful in these times nettle, rose, lavender, Tulsi, holy basil, and we turn to the stone allies Carnelian for grief and hematite for grounding and Rose Quartz for our heart. So calm that racing feeling in the heart. And we place our bare hands and our bare feet on Mother Earth to ground to anchor and we find ways to give gratitude as well. Because it's so easy to focus on what's not working. But I guarantee you there are so many more people suffering on the planet right now. And there are spaces there are places where you have so much abundance you have so much available to you. So every time you're in a struggle, find that find those places, those spaces that you can offer gratitude.

Ra Ma:

The Sagittarius full moon in addition to being a most potent Eclipse opening up the Sagittarius Gemini Eclipse access that the nodes of fate when in May of 2020 and this is our first eclipse and then later on in June and in July. We have a Cancer New Moon and then a Capricorn Full moon eclipse and we will after that have officially closed out the cancer Capricorn access. That's major right now. It's like we're in the seesaw of the North Node has been focused around our security Our sense of home our ability to bring that with us everywhere we go. And really dissolving and letting go of the fears and healing the ancestral line. And now we're shifting with the Sagittarius south node. And the Gemini North nodal access, we're shifting into a space of where are the old beliefs where the old paradigms were has the parts of religion and politics and spirituality and your own values that are just outdated? Like, where? Where are they holding us back? Like, where do they need to be dissolved and let go? And where do we need to innovate and call in the new concepts and the new ideas and to be in community and to honor the light in the dark in our communities to know that that's part of the sacred dance. For Tibetan Buddhists, this time is known as Saka Dawa, and I might be pronouncing this incorrectly so please forgive me. I learned this in my graduate program from a woman who is a Tibetan Buddhist and has lived and studied in Tibet quite a bit. Dawa is the word for month in Tibetan and Saka comes from Tibetan astrology referring to the Saka star, which is associated with the full moon of the fourth lunar month. So Saka Dawa takes place over the fourth Tibetan lunar month, its most auspicious day being the 15th day of the month, which is the full moon. And for us, that's the fifth of June this year. So this eclipse that's coming in on this Venus day, this Friday, June 5, for the Tibetan astrologers. They say that during this time, the positive effects of all spiritual practices are amplified, particularly on the day of the Saka, the full moon. So I really invite you to dive into your practice on this eclipse, and to allow it to be a platform of power. To know that you are sovereign, you are powerful, you are potent. I'm in the midst of writing an essay about Plutarch for my graduate program, and it feels so surreal to be writing about Plutarch while having just moved and people are out in the streets protesting and here in Asheville, we have a curfew and there were 150 military personnel with assault rifles downtown. I mean, life is very surreal. And here I am, like deciphering what Plutarch said about divination. In that research. I found this really interesting passage and it comes from Isis and Osiris. He's talking about eclipses.

Ra Ma:

And he says, For the moon suffers Eclipse only when she is full, with the sun directly opposite to her, and she falls into the shadow of the earth. As they say Osiris fell into his coffin. Then again, the moon herself obscures the sun and causes solar eclipses. However, she does not completely annihilate the sun. And likewise, Isis did not annihilate typhoon. He says typhoon is set. This is the way the layers come together, the weavings of the web come together this year of 2020 it is a cultural renaissance. It feels like things are collapsing because they are timelines are collapsing, our sense of time is shifting. If you have any interest in quantum theory, quantum reality, the Mandela effect, the butterfly effect I highly recommend, do some reading do some research see where you're led during these times. We have so many layers shifting and I was really happy to see this meme pop up when I briefly went on social media. And it is so much about this metaphor of the boil coming up to the surface to be cleared. Someone had created this meme that talked about how, when Saturn was in Aquarius there were the Rodney King riots, when Pluto was in Capricorn we had the American Revolution. And then when Neptune was last in Pisces was when Rome fell. We are in the midst of change, change change, radical change - as one of my mentors elder Malidoma Some would say, he would say radical change. I can I can just hear him in that. Yes it is a time of radical change the executive director of the Asheville Art Museum, she wrote to the museum members and friends and she said, you know, thank you so much for your calls for checking in on us and offering your support and assistance. And she said, As you likely know, the museum was vandalized last night June 1st, 2020. And it happened between 11:30pm and 12:30am. And so she talks about how they spent the day removing the graffiti from the sculpture on the plaza. Henry Richardson's reflections on unity. She said we were successful and you will be pleased to see the work in excellent condition when you return downtown. As we wait for proper conservation guidance on how to safely clean spray paint from the historic North wings marble, and the West wings glass wall. We've been grateful for the encouraging words of members of this community, many of whom have been downtown all day pitching in wherever they find a need. She goes on to say, we support the message of the protesters. We firmly believe that free speech is essential artists often create work that helps us address hard issues and to understand one another in new ways. The museum provides opportunities for important dialogue prompted by their endeavors, Richardson's work, and others on view and our many become one exhibition were chosen to allow us to engage with each other in just such conversations. I thought that was really beautiful, that it was beautiful. And it was brave. I've received some other messages and found out that a local restaurant chain in Asheville called Green sage took down a Black Lives Matter poster because they said that they have to represent their whole customer bases, and that they didn't want to offend anyone with a Black Lives Matter poster. And it's interesting, right? Because it's like, Oh, are you saying you don't want to offend? Like someone who's a racist or white supremacist? Because?

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Are you actually okay, like catering and, and yeah, we want to honor free speech, and we want to help and honor everyone, but we're at a time where we have to start to draw the line on on our values and what we stand for. And as people who have privilege, which means you know, if you've got a business, you've got a storefront, you've got a form of privilege. How are you going to exercise it? How are you going to share your voice share your truth here we are in the astrology of 2020. We have major transits happening this year and in 2020 some of the overarching transits we're facing are Jupiter and Capricorn, the Saturn Pluto conjunction all in Capricorn, Jupiter Pluto conjunction in Capricorn, Mars being in its home sign of Aries which will take effect later on in June. And later on in the year Mars will be going retrograde. And in the midst of this recording, we are

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in the Venus retrograde in Gemini. Those are powerful times with Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto meeting up in the sign of Capricorn. This is a particular gathering that reoccurs through time and space. And whenever it happens as astrologers we know that there's a major restructuring of reality. Capricorn builds our reality. Capricorn is concerned with our finances. It is like we could say on some level, like the CEO of the Zodiac, we have these powerhouse planets Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter, coming in to restructure the reality under the sign of Capricorn, which means that there can be a lot of dismantling there's a lot of shutting. The structures that have been in place that are no longer serving the greater whole are the ones that really will be shaken up the most. And in 2020 I mean, it's June six months in, many people feel like they've already lived a decade and that a huge part of that has been this frequency of Saturn, and Pluto and Jupiter all in Capricorn. Saturn is this planet of self mastery. Jupiter is how we take care of ourselves and our planet. And Pluto is like the deepest level of shifts that we need to go through it is like, literally walking through the dark, we could say it's like going through the eye of the needle. And you have to imagine you're holding a super, super tiny needle, and a pretty big thread, and you're trying to get it in and it's challenging. On top of that, with Venus and Mars doing their work going retrograde, we have this essence of the divine feminine and the divine masculine being called to the high heart being called to a higher octave of consciousness of way of showing up. Venus in Gemini, she's retrograde right now. And I spoke at length about that in episode one. But so much of that is about the shadow dance honoring the light and the dark and Mars. Just after Venus comes out of her retrograde, Mars goes into his home sign of Aries. That's that divine masculine energy going into its home placement. Venus is how we love what we value, how we show up in relationships, how we spend our money. And Mars is all about primal energy, how we take action in the world, our instinctual nature, Mars rules. Aries in contemporary astrology, and also traditional astrologers apply Mars also to the sign of Scorpio. And Mars, being about instinct and will is so much about our force, our drive over the Divine Spirit, we can think of like the archetype of the warrior, the athlete, the hunter, the Daredevil, with Mars energy, the material is more important than the spiritual. Willpower is everything because Mars is all about the lower will the vitality of the body, our energy, our instinct, how we master our energy, how we direct it. And Mars, as I mentioned, will go into Aries at the end of June, and then we'll go retrograde in September, and Mars is going to be squaring all of these Capricorn points, which will definitely bring the situations at hand to more of a culmination point. Increasing our intensity of the way we're experiencing the cycles. And if you're interested in learning more about this Mars energy, in Episode Five, I will go in depth.

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In an episode that is all about the resurrection of the kings, we need more men showing up in that anchor divine masculine space and really taking a stand and Eris is also squaring these Capricorn points. She's an Aries and she's this asteroid Goddess that is all about really bringing the shadow to the light calling things out. As they are, she is all about chaos. She does not care if the way that she brings things to light is intense. She's going to do it no matter what. And so we're working with not only Mars in Aries energy throughout 2020, but Eris in Aries, and she's been in Aries our entire lives. However, she's squaring this Jupiter energy, the Saturn energy, this Pluto energy all in Capricorn. And so the square creates a point of tension. You imagine being in a four way stop or two way stop and two people are sitting there no one's going but they're both looking at each other. And so the square is that crux of when each sees the other but no one is taking action and it creates this tension. And then someone has to break the ice someone has to break the tension to move it out. In addition to Venus which is all about our values and that which we love and Mars, our will or instinct. And between those two we have this divine feminine this divine masculine frequency. In addition to them, we have these major teaching planets. One being Pluto. Pluto has this orbit that's 240 years and entered the sign of Capricorn in 2008. And plutonic energy is all about irreversible change, metamorphosis the cycle of transformation. Plutuo energy takes us from one situation or vibration to the next, and can do so through the acceleration of time or space or sexuality. There is a destruction of the old that which is out outmoded. And the Pluto energy can sometimes be very silent, it can be feel invisible, but it can also feel like this massive eye this massive pressure. And the Pluto Energy wants us to really face the deepest wounds and the fears to avoid being overly rigid or dogmatic or to be power tripping. And to focus on that freedom, that ascension of the Kundalini energy from the base of the spine up through the crown on the head. But doing so by being really grounded to the earth. Pluto energy is so much in alignment with the journey of Anona the descent of Inanna going through the seven gates, and then each gate, there's an offering and there's a sacrifice. When Pluto comes into our lives, there is a demand that we stand for truth that we are fully anchored in our truth. And that we will honor that truth we will guard that truth we will protect that truth no matter what.

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So, with Pluto in Capricorn, this energy is all about really looking at the foundations and the structures through this lens of truth. This very giant you can imagine like this whale eye this magnifying glass like right up like really looking. And we've had Saturn and Capricorn since December of 2017. Saturn has a 29 year orbit seen as a primary teaching planet known as Kronos, Lord of the material world, Father Time, and Saturn is all about really teaching humanity about time and space and boundaries. self respect, honor structure, how things are built, how things are built here on Earth, and Saturn gets such a bad rap in pop astrology, traditional astrology Saturn is all like doom and gloom and like oh Chronos like this old like crotchety man. And I, I just have such a different relationship with Saturn. I really see Saturn as I mean, yes, I can see Saturn through those lens. Absolutely. And I also find Saturn teachings to be more like you're sitting before this council of wise grandmothers. And these grandmothers have your back and they have your best interest at heart and they want you to succeed. And so they're bringing to you the lessons

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they're bringing to you the opportunities that will strengthen you in your journey of self mastery. So Saturn energy can be represented also through sacred geometry and the mineral kingdom. The bones, the joints, the skin, the hair, the knees, the tendons, the teeth, Saturn medicine lives and our boy wounds. This is the stone medicine. It is the medicine of our bones and it bridges the body and the spirit. And the lessons that Saturn brings in are the lessons that bring us to our self mastery. They are about really coming into maturity being real being sober. And we live in Saturn times. The times we're living in and 2020 they are with Pluto with Saturn, it is about sober truths coming to light. And on top of that we have Jupiter. The other teaching planet with the 12 year orbits entered Capricorn on December 2 of 2019. And Jupiter is all about how the soul ascends beyond the material world. It is a very jovial, expansive planet of spirituality, bringing in concepts around success and wealth, creativity and growth, this ability to vision to build new possibilities for the future. New opportunities and with too much Jupiter energy there can be like this overindulgence, this overconfidence is arrogance. And the good news in that is that Jupiter and Capricorn is a very challenging placement so we're little less likely as a collective to go into overindulgence with Jupiter and Capricorn. And as Jupiter and Saturn and Pluto are journeying in Capricorn in the year of 2020. There's also this like karmic payout that is happening. So people who have really been like nose to the grindstone, really doing the work, there are opportunities for you know, windfalls, for blessings, for growth, for new evolution to come in, for just like out of the blue opportunities, so even though this is like a sobering time, there still is an opportunity to receive wild card abundance as well. Now, this year of 2020 is also unique because we have six eclipses. We had the first on January 10. We're having our next our lunar eclipse in Sagittarius on June 5. The solar eclipse in cancer on June 21, a the final lunar eclipse with that cancer Capricorn access, we'll have a lunar eclipse in Capricorn on July 5, then November 30, a lunar eclipse in Gemini and December 14, a total solar eclipse in Sagittarius. So we're building up this year to that total solar eclipse in Sagittarius. That reckoning that claiming of the High Heart of the truth that which we are seeking. Imagine that pilgrim on the journey. If you've read Paulo Coelho, the alchemist, it's like each one of us is the alchemist on our spiritual journey. And it's all coming to light around December 14, of 2020. And we're building up to this phenomenal astrology at the end of the year. And so may this May this build.

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May you find a way to find the sanctity even in the challenges, even in the times where you want to give up and you want to run away, and you want to all just stop may find a way to find the sanctity of what we are building towards. Because every part of this journey is a opportunity of growth and of shifting. And we're in the midst of time speeding up and collapse of not only paradigms, but other timelines. And so we're in a place where intense has become the new normal, particularly since 2018. We've been on a string of very intense astrological waves transits 2018 - 2019. And now we're here in 2020. With this culmination, it is a time of potent transformation. Humanity is not only dissolving old structures, we are building a new and it is like this radical shift before our eyes. And so some days you witness a lot of death and destruction and you also find these brand new opportunities. And this is why a practice is so important because it's like the Earth has slipped out beneath our feet, and we're all free falling. And your nervous system needs care. Your body needs health, and wealth, and tending to so remember, this is like a marathon, take care of yourself. So we're in literally in the midst of a cultural renewal. We're experiencing this on a global scale within nations within our local communities, in our ancestral lives, in our familial lives, those relatives that are so alive and in our personal lives. And I ultimately believe that each one of us on the planet right now is just doing some major, major lifting of the lineage of the ancestral line. And I also believe wholeheartedly that if you're listening to this podcast, you are an ambassador for your lineage, you agreed to come during these times, you knew how intense it was going to be, and you made the agreement to show up. And you knew Earth was going to be a hot spot in the galaxy. And it is. And so this is ultimately a very exciting time to be in body on Earth. I know it doesn't feel like that every single day. Trust me, I'm right there with you. There are days where I want to crawl in a hole and just throw some dirt over myself and just sit in a fetal position and breathe and find center and tune everything out. And it's not possible right? Like we're being called to so much in these times. So the last time Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto were conjunct in Capricorn, was in 1894 BCE that's Before Common Era.

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That was when the ancient city of Babylon was established by Sumu-Abum, which grew significantly in six generations. By the Sixth Dynasty, King Hammurabi codified a series of simple rules and regulations, inspired by Shamash, the sun god, which brought in socio economic realities and regulations that were etched in stone, literally etched in stone, and literally have influenced Modern Law to our current times. So when I talk about dismantling patriarchy, dismantling old current, some of this goes all the way back to 1894 BCE. I mean, we're talking about many years ago, right. And in 1889, there was a flu pandemic, in 1918, the Spanish Flu took over the world. And in conjunction with that, radio waves were beginning to wrap around the globe. And the whole world began to shift to canned goods. So there was like this natural detox, this viral detox that was happening. Saturn and Pluto were conjunct in 1947. And around that time, there was an incident at Roswell, the IMF, the International Monetary Fund was created. We had the Truman Doctrine, we had the Marshall Plan, the beginning of the Cold War, and India and Pakistan reached independence. In 1957 was the Asian influenza. And radar was introduced. In 1968, we had the Hong Kong flew, and satellites were introduced. And in 1982, we had a Saturn Pluto conjunction in Libra. And during that year, Epcot opened, the first CD was sold. The Thriller album Michael Jackson's Thriller album came out at the movie debuted, and the late night show began. In 1996, there was the North American flu pandemic, and that was when wireless cellular phone technology was created. When we're looking at the astrology of 2020. I think it's important also to Just take a look back to what we've been through in the past decade. First of all, just noticing that Pluto went into Capricorn in 2008. And we, we were met with a global financial crisis. From 2010 Onward, we had a major advancement of the digital age with smartphones and various social media platforms like YouTube. Facebook,

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in 2010 was the Gulf oil spill, and there was this real reckoning around the environment and how was suffering. In 2011, we had more natural disasters occurring in the United States, particularly around flooding of the Mississippi River. And there was also Fukushima in 2011 and 2012, Sandy Hook, and gun violence became a new normal in the United States. In 2013, Edward Snowden leaked highly classified information from the National Security Association and Black Lives Matter was birthed. In 2015, same sex marriage was legalized in all states, and 2016 Trump was elected. And in 2017, white supremacy rose in the United States, the #metoo movement became unveiled when Jupiter went into Scorpio we opened up the year with the Saturn Pluto conjunction January 12. This is birthing a new 34 year cycle. And it's important to note that regardless of how you connect to COVID, and this virus, that there definitely seems to be some sort of correlation. If you look through history and viruses and technology, and we do know that there has been a big push for 5g There's a lot of electromagnetic pollution out there. And that's something important to be considering especially with fluoride and water glyphosate in the food supply and the aluminum in the air through the geoengineering of chemtrails. Major series of conjunctions we go through in 2020, our Jupiter conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. The first one occurred on April 4, and we had that 444 Portal and a number of you joined up with me live online in honor of that. And that was this really powerful gateway of structure and stability, of really setting an anchoring in this template for the New Earth. On June 30, of 2020, they will both come conjunct again and they're both retrograde now. So whatever was sort of set into plan, there's now circling back over advisement, looking at this concept, what you're building in your personal life, what we're building as a collective, there's a chance to modify, and then on November 12, they'll have their final conjunction, both will be direct, both in the sign of Capricorn. So there's this ability to go beneath the surface of material circumstances, to go deep into the subconscious awareness, deep into magnification to make big things really small and small things really big. We want to be aware of this in our personal lives and our professional lives. We want to be compassionate, we want to be kind because everyone is going through it right now, everyone. When we look back in history, to other times where Jupiter and Pluto came together where they had conjunctions, or opposition's Johannes Kepler made some major discoveries within the field of astronomy and astrology. There was this discovery of the microcosm and what it is.The Big Bang Theory was created, the Hubble Space Telescope and the actual discovery and exploration of the planet Pluto. So Jupiter Pluto conjunctions are really important on a cosmic scale and how we connect in with the cosmos. Something is generated in April refined in June with this understanding and awareness, and then there's like this deepening of the growth.

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We want to be aware that We are not power tripping, that we're not allowing others to power trip over us. We will see different kinds of economic reform, we will see hidden resources becoming available secrets coming to light where there's been fanaticism that will be coming to the light, we will most likely see collapse of the banking system. monetary systems are changing. There's also this just awareness, this knowingness that materialism is dead, that we are shifting in a radical way, deep into community and collaboration from me to we and as Saturn and Pluto and Jupiter come together in these different ways throughout 2020. It's really the beginning of a new era. This is our cultural renewal, our cultural reset button. independent financial freedom is what is being asked of each one of us, which means each one of us has to be doing our work, to sink or to swim, we have to be willing to take a risk to leave the old paradigm of security, to let go of emotions. And to let go of fear the acronym F* everything and run fear, let it let go dissolve where you want to just run and instead leap. And as you leap, allow your wings to spread and fly become that butterfly. As we move through the year we come to the great conjunction on December 21 of 2020. And this opens up this major air gate Air being the sign of intelligence and new ideas and concepts. And we see the movement of Saturn going into Aquarius from 2020 till 2023. And then Saturn will move into Pisces from 23 to 2026. So Saturn is coming to the tail end of a major Saturn cycle. And when that's complete, that's like once we get to 2026 That's a whole new rebirth. However, we're having a massive rebirth with this great conjunction on December 21 of 2020. Right before that Jupiter and Saturn are aligning with this waxing crescent moon on December 16. And it's going to be really beautiful. And Juno is also in the mix. And Juno comes into strong focal point in the astrology later in the year. Right now she's hanging out at about six degrees, seven degrees, Libra, and she's this lunar goddess that's all about partnership and marriage, and true love and commitment. And she rules over soulmate, twin flame loves and so many couples have been in separation this year and for some time, and I really feel like a lot of them are going to be in separation and becoming together. As we get closer to December of 2020. Juno is a symbol of the mystical union of spiritual consciousness that happens when the ego is transcended when we become one with all that is, we must become one from within before we can find that unification from beyond. And so that why that is why it's so important. We're we're committed to this process of doing our work Jupiter and Saturn coming together. It's called The Great conjunction. And it's a 20 year cycle that allows us to take stock of our lives both personally and collectively. We've had this conjunction occur in earth signs since 1921. In 1980, we had them come together in Libra, and then in 2000, that was Taurus. So now we're fully opening up this air chapter. And this is going to be massive like not just for politics in the economy, it's also going to be massive for the environment, we should see a lot more attunement to how to take care of mother earth. This we consciousness, how to use technology as a form of enlightenment, how to be committed to this path of global freedom, the air information technology will really begin to take off at the end of 2020 with energy travel aviation revolution, this ending of coal and fossil fuels, and we're going to see more and more of a focus on humanity, on technology that is built upon genius solutions that is really part of the Aquarian Age that is committed to these off planet kind of concepts that are new wave that, like how do you implement technology that doesn't hurt the earth are humans. It's possible. And it's time that that we're putting our focus into that, that we're putting our money and our energy and our talent into that. So as we build up to Solstice, Winter Solstice, on the 21st of December, we are coming to this point where we are seeing a new dawn, a new paradigm for humanity to unfold. It is a breakthrough in collective consciousness. It's going to be a major socio economic shift with the conjunction as we have Jupiter and Saturn coming together the two major teaching planets of the planetary archetypes. It's a fusion of innovation with tradition. How do you organize power structures, while also being expansive and paying out financially and spiritually, so many astrologers called us the great conjunction, it's the beginning of a new 20 year cycle, we will most likely see the fall and the rise of our leadership. There's like this see more on that happens between the Jupiter and Saturn energy because Jupiter's warming, its expansive, teaches through prosperity, whereas Saturn is cold. It's all about contraction, and teach us about self mastery through limitations. So they're very different. And they're going to feed off of one another and they're going to Jupiter can magnify the limitations that Saturn is imposing. But there's also the stimulation of expansive new growth upon the established structures that Saturn has solidified. So this is a major opening into the Aquarian Age, Aquarius, this air sign that carries the water, one who has the qualities of truly being a egalitarian, of being progressive of being a cosmic visionary, the inventor, the genius, the avant garde rebel, being committed to Earth community to world community. The question is, when I open up our episodes, you hear me shaking my sistrum. And the sistrum I work with is, I think it's about 600 years old. And when I was doing this reading for my essay on Plutarch, I found this passage it's so beautiful, I want to share it with you. Because even if you don't have a sistrum, you can do this with a bell. You can do this with so many different implements. This is what Plutarch said about the sistrum. The sistrum, the rattle, makes it clear that all things in existence need to be shaken or rattled about and never to cease from motion, but as it were to be waked up or woken up, agitated when they grow drowsy and torpid. They say that they avert and repel set by means of the sistrums

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indicating thereby that when destruction constricts and checks nature generation releases, and arouses it by means of motion. The upper part of the sistrum is circular, and its circumference contains the four things that are shaken for that part of the world which undergoes reproduction and destruction is contained underneath the orb of the moon. And all things in it are subjucated, to motion and to change through the four elements fire, earth, water and air. At the top of the circumference of the sistrum, they construct the figure of a cat with a human face, and at the bottom below, the things that are shaking the face of Isis on one side, and on the other face of of Nephthys. By these faces, they symbolize birth and death, for these are the changes and movements of the elements. I just love what he said about how things need to be shaken, how they need to be rattled, to be woken up, because it gets the energy gets agitated to get stagnant, when things are drowsy. And we as a people have become so drowsy and the astrology of 2020 is like the system waking us up. In 2020, the astrology is completely all about shaking the foundations awake, like the system shaking, the rattle, rattling, every human being on the planet awake, to a higher purpose to a higher calling. And that goes for even those of us who have been on a path of conscious evolution, every single human being on the planet right now has the opportunity to elevate to step into the higher heart. And Mars is going to be activating so much for us that, as I've mentioned before, I'll be dedicating an entire episode to that, because it's just such deep work. However, I just would like to emphasize that we start a new 20 year cycle with the Jupiter Saturn conjunction on December 21, of 20. And this is going to be a true rebirth, a true renewal for humanity, on a collective level for each one of us on an individual level, and is a breakthrough moment and collective consciousness. And it's important as we go through the challenges that will present themselves that will emerge the tests, the trials, the tribulations that will emerge from June through December, it's important that we remember that what we are doing is we are clearing the boil we are clearing the infection of humanity. And it's a beautiful opportunity to be alive and to be able to roll up our sleeves and be a part of this rebirth, of this renewal, how you may apply this wisdom directly to your life. What we are experiencing on a global scale within nations and our local communities, in our familiar lives in our personal lives, that ultimately, what each one of us is doing is the heavy lifting of our ancestral lineages. We are the ambassadors of our lineages who agreed to come during these times, and Planet Earth is a hot spot in the galaxy at this time. It's ultimately a very exciting place to be in the galaxy. And we're blessed to be here now and to be able to witness this change and to be able to take action during this time of transition. Now is the time that we the people learn astrology, which is said to be the language of the Aquarian Age, you can learn this tool as a means to operate in the world at large, and as a way to really support your own mental, emotional, and spiritual well being during these times.

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When we go back to throughout history to the times of the temples, priests and priestesses used astrology in their sacred work, it was necessary art and science to know. And we can start also sharing this with our children. were transitioning from this 3D Seeker cycle to the 5D creator cycle of awakening. And in this transformation, we're really stepping into what it means to be a creator on Earth. We are moving in this cosmic evolution into the realm of 5 D. And this is where quantum physics and quantum reality the butterfly effect, the Mandela effect all come into play. Where dissolving the old 3d patterns and awakenings are not all love and light and glittering unicorns. awakenings can be very intense, they can be very challenging, they can bring up a lot of unprocessed experiences and emotions. And so it's important that the self care piece is ingrained in your daily habits, your daily rituals as you're going through your own process. One of the reasons why I love the language of astrology is that as it helps to soften the blow of the hard times, because when we realize what we're going through is something that is collective versus ourselves in isolation, it helps us remember that we're in this together. Community is a bomb for these times. And with social distancing, and COVID. And these new realities we're living in, we're going to have to find creative ways to come together and community. However, we must stay connected, we must stay together, and to find the places where we can be allies for one another. Mother Earth needs each one of us awakened and empowered in these times. As I spoke to in my last podcast episode, episode two, each one of us is a hologram for the collective. And how we show up in our personal lives is everything. This is absolutely a year of really seeing with blinding clarity, what is what, who is who, and through that process to rise up into the heart, the four chambers of the heart with the Daoist consider a time travel device, and this one organ in the body that can literally take you anywhere. And through that connection to your heart, you also have this ability to keep coming home to Mother Earth. This is a year where the concept of death and each one of us coming home to death, and claiming death in a whole new way. So that wherever the culture has instilled in us a fear around death, we can supersede that. And we can come to see death as an ally, death as a teacher, and death as a portal as a gateway that assists us with transformation in our life, allowing us to really become the butterfly, if you are into Star Wars. In the final episode, Episode Nine, there was one quote that just really sat with me when I watched that film last winter solstice in 2019. "The first order wins by making us think we are alone, but we are not alone." And I think it's important that we remember no matter what we are not alone in these times, no matter what kind of isolation we might be feeling. We are in this together and we need each other more than ever.

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My prayer is the in these tumultuous times that each one of us may be a pillar of consciousness to dissolve racism, particularly, of course to dissolve all the isms, classism, sexism, but namely, to dissolve racism, to hold space for difficult conversations and to promote true empathy, to promote safe sanctuaries. And to sharpen our spiritual tools and our healing arts have resilience in these times, regardless of the color of your skin, but most specifically, if you are classified as white, it's important that each one of us is a good ally in these times that you are willing to roll up your sleeves and to learn about systemic racism and what it means and how deeply embedded and ingrained it is in our western culture. Now is the time to read books by people of color. There's so many inherit just a few of inspiration. Maya Angelou, Audrey Lord, Malcolm X, Assata Shakur, Malidoma Patrice Some, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Geeta Mehta, Zora Neale Hurston, I encourage you to find solutions and think tanks to be a part of in your local communities. Here in western North Carolina. We have a wonderful Think Tank organization called 'co think' that is a giving circle for people of color for brown and black owned businesses. And it's an opportunity to not only invest your your financial backing but your particular talents and treasures and your time to volunteer your time and to help uplift the local community in Asheville and surrounding the area. And so if you're not living in Asheville, North Carolina, I encourage you to do the work in your own community. Find out who the local businesses are, that are owned by people of color, particularly women of color led, and educate yourself, form study groups that are focused on radical change, that are focused on racism. Don't ask people of color to educate you, take the time, to educate yourself to educate your children on their inherent privilege, and teach them how they may utilize their privilege to assist and uplift others. There are some great women of color out there that offer educational courses on racism, Rachel Cargill, Nikka, Carly and Resmaa Menakem are just a few of their number of women out there really leading the frontlines and black women who are uplifting, really diving into the systemic racism. So be willing to do this work. It's not easy, it's not comfortable. However, it's up to each one of us to roll up our sleeves and get in there and do it. This is a time to really think globally, but act locally. So it's been amazing that people all around the world have been protesting to honor George Floyd's life. And protests are great, I used to absolutely find that as my medium for many years. And I would also like to encourage you to be very safe, where you choose to protest, to be careful of curfews.

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And to be really cautious around putting your body on the line around tear gas or other implements because there is a possibility that COVID-19 could be emitted in the tear gas. So please protect yourselves. And that's why I would encourage you to do the work in your local communities in other ways that are going to be long term sustainable, that are really going to support your actual community where your voice can actually have an impact. Call upon your team, call upon your healing team, your ancestors, call upon your guides and your guardians. If you are someone who works with the angels call upon the angels, the archangels for a protection, being your authentic self, be in your truth. Be willing to come together, knowing that we're stronger together that there is a beauty to unity consciousness. And as you do your ancestral healing work, regardless of what ethnicities you claim, every single one of us is connected to the indigenous spirit. No matter where you have come from where your ancestors have come from. Our lineage is all go back to this ancient primal place where we have an indigenous spirit indigenous soul, very much alive within. It's one of the greatest teachings I've been able to really absorb, sitting with elder melodrama. And it's the crux of his life's work. And so I would invite you to find a way to get in touch with your indigenous ancestors. And ask them for support and these times ask for their backing. It's going to take each one of us really being willing to dive deep within to commit to the process of doing the work of staying grounded to Mother Earth, traveling through the four portals of the heart, drawing down the cosmic consciousness that is available in these times and grounding and anchoring it. However, when we commit in this way, we are limitless. We are so potent, and we are so, so powerful. Take a nice, long, deep breath and begin to settle yourself into your space either being seated or coming to lie down. If you find yourself operating any heavy machinery, place this podcast on pause and come back at another time as we dive deep to create a space of integration from all of the different topics we've explored. And just settle in deeper with some long inhales and exhales. Allow the bones to soften the muscles to soften any places where you habitually hold tension. Imagine beeswax under the flame of a candle melting. And as you feel this melting sensation, you begin to notice from above your head, this other worldly nectar dripping down, down down about six inches to six feet above the crown of your head. You just notice this ambrosial otherworldly nectar coming down and beginning to coat every cell of your body all of who you are restoring and renewing your 10 body system and you become so heavy and so relaxed. And you feel completely warm and comfortable and safe here and now.

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And you begin to bring your awareness to the base of the spine, the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet. And these red cords of light begin to extend from these places, perhaps intertwined with silver and gold cords of light creating this double helix DNA spiral that begins to go down through the layers of your building. The foundation going into the soil of Mother Earth, Terra Gaia, into the sediment into the minerals and all the little beans that tend to the soil and the stones of the Earth, the bones of the earth. Going down, down down, these cords of light go down and they anchor all the way into the core of Mother Earth. To the core of Mother Earth or great grandmother hematite sets this whole lineage stone and she is anchoring you, She's protecting you and you feel that protection, you feel that grounding. And through the connection to great grandmother hematite, you are completely grounded to Mother Earth, to Terra Gaia, Sophia.

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the sister of Venus, and you feel yourself during this potent Eclipse portal where truths are coming to light where new concepts and new ideas are just bursting forth, ready to be birthed. At a time of extreme disillusion of the past and bright new beginnings. You feel the paradox and amidst all of it, you feel completely grounded and centered and as you continue to breathe, you bring your awareness back to the place where your physical body lies or sets and you feel you feel the support of your guides and your guardians you feel them all around you to the right behind your body to the left in front, below and above creating a golden sphere like a beautiful, a big like space around your physical body going out extending Six feet in either direction, you feel that force field of protection and the genius solutions of the other worlds running through your energetic system, and you bring your awareness to the left hand side of your body, to the feminine side, to that negative charge, and you bring your awareness, you feel your ancestors, the female ancestors showing up all of them. All of the women in your lineage who have come before you, you feel them, around you, surrounding you, behind you in support of you. Trusting that the wise the wise female ancestors are directing this container, and you bring your awareness, as you're going back through the lineage all the way back to this ancient primal, wild first woman of your lineage. You see her so strong, so mighty, so intuitive. So queenlike, so radiant. She looks deep into your eyes, and she transmits through the gaze of the eyes. She transmits light codes beyond light codes that go back through all the generations. She transmits the original wisdom that has been forgotten, that has been dormant in your lineage. And she awakens it within you through this gaze of the eyes. And you feel this awakening pulsate deep within your womb space, you feel it, perhaps even bring your hands to your womb space. Regardless of gender, all beings carry this womb space. And you recognize this, where that orange light, that orange wheel of light circles and spins freely. And you give gratitude for these radical genius solutions that are being planted right now in the womb space. And you bow you bow to her, you bow to all of them. You give gratitude for the shoulders that you walk you stand upon. And they give gratitude to you for being brave to be here in this time, this time of great transition, for being brave to pick up where the lineage was left off. And they honor you. And they say to you, we've got you. We've got your back. We've got you. And you bring your awareness now

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to the right side of your body, to the masculine side to that positive charge, you bring your awareness to the male lineage, you begin to see the different people of your masculine side who have transitioned to the other world and they're showing up, they're all around you, they're surrounding you. And you trust that the wise male elders are holding this container protecting it. And as you're holding this realization, you witness all the way back in the lineage to this ancient primal first man. And you see him so instinctual, so intelligent, so primal and tuned in. He is a king, a true king. And he is as wild as Pan as Cernunnos as Ousir as he could be and you bow to him. And he bows to you and he looks deep into your eyes. And you look into his and he transmits light codes upon light codes upon light codes. He transmits where the divine masculine has fallen asleep. through so many cycles of humanity. He transmits the power the Regalness the strenght, the ability to show up and hold presence and you're blown away by this force, it is so instinctual it is electric and it hits you right? In your solar plexus, where this yellow wheel of light spends you feel such a vitality of resurgence like none other. And perhaps you placed your hands here and perhaps you have one hand on the womb space, one on the solar plexus, feeling this mystical marriage of this divine feminine this divine masculine coming through your ancestors. And your male lineage says we've got you, we're here for you, we're holding you. Thank you for being so courageous. And being here now. And all of the ancestors begin to circle around you. And they begin to tone and move and dance and provide so many insights through all of your senses. And you just receive this refreshing wave after wave after wave after wave you receive you allow it to wash over you. And as you're receiving all of these upgrades, you feel that Ambrosial Nectar still dripping from the other world, you witness your guides and guardians holding space all around this you feel the cords of connection down into the earth. You feel your divine sovereign power and you revel in this, you allow yourself to receive

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wave after wave after wave, after wave after wave after wave after wave.

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EarthSeed Temple Arts (ETA) offers astrological divination, a mystery school, and global pilgrimages to activate your starseed wisdom through educational and mystical experiences. Ra Ma, the pillar of ETA is an artist, alchemical astrologer, cosmic high priestess, herbalist, gridkeeper, pilgrimage steward, yogic healer and the creatrix of the podcast Stars, Stones, and Stories. She has studied the art of starkeeping for over 28 years and holds a MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology with merit through The Sophia Centre. Ra Ma leads annual pilgrimages to Egypt, Avalon and the South of France. She began teaching yoga in 2006 and weaves a blend of Kundalini and Kripalu technologies with mantra, deep meditation and sound healing. In addition, she offers Quantum Healing Hypnosis journeys as taught by Dolores Cannon as a means to dissolving blocks within previous incarnations to midwife your cosmic evolution.
While earning a BA from Hampshire college, she focused on Paleolithic and Neolithic Goddesses, Interdisciplinary Arts, and Media Criticism. She went on to earn a Post Baccalaureate in Visual Art from SMFA, Reiki Master Certification, numerous yoga certifications, and other credentials in the healing arts. In 2022 she completed her dissertation to receive a MA Cultural Astronomy and Astrology via the Sophia Centre of UWTSD. She has studied the art of starkeeping for over 28 years.

In 2017 she began facilitating global pilgrimages to Egypt, South of France, and England with the prayer of guiding others to fall in love with Nature by simultaneously awakening the powerpoints of Earth through the human body.

She studies regularly with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes and Daoist Priest Jeffrey Yuen. Her beloved mentor Elder Malidoma Somé recently transitioned and his medicine teachings are a wellspring of inspiration for this work.