Standing Rock: A Defining Moment for America
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2016 seems destined to go down in history as one of those years when everything changed. I believe what’s happening at Standing Rock is the defining moment of this time. It encapsulates so many of the choices facing us as humans and as a society. It’s easy to boil it down to “Water vs Oil” but the stand-off at the Missouri River symbolizes so many of the burning issues of our time: institutionalized racism and state-sponsored terrorism, climate change and alternative energy, and corporate exploitation of the poor and of the ever-shrinking middle class.
Pluto and Our Collective Shadow
Pluto has been opposing the USA’s natal Sun for the last three years and will soon return to its position in the USA’s birth chart for the first time since the founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. Pluto always exposes the shadow side of things, and we are seeing America’s shadow side in the showdown at Standing Rock. This is a huge moment for the United States of America and for we the people.
Are we going to violate yet another treaty with the original people of this land? Are we going to allow what amounts to a corporate police force to continue brutalizing members of the biggest gathering of Native peoples since the Battle of Little Bighorn? (Representatives from 90 different Native American tribes have gathered at Standing Rock.)
I have strong ties to Native American spirituality; so much of what I’ve done as a people helper for the last 15 years has been informed by this tradition. I can’t in integrity leave my current obligations and stand in the flesh with my brothers and sisters (of all races) at Standing Rock. But I feel called to contribute more than my prayers.
Get a Reading, Support the Water Protectors
I usually try to come up with a cool offer as we head into the holiday season. This year I’m nearing the end of a two-year Pluto transit of my career and money zones and most of my creative energy is going towards fixing up a fixer-upper house we bought to enable our family to downsize and cut our cost of living. For the last few weeks I couldn’t think of any offer that I could actually envision finding the time and energy to follow through on.
Last week I decided to ask the angels for guidance and yesterday this inspiration struck me and I felt my whole energy shift. So here it is:
I’m donating 1/3 of the price of the first 20 readings or coaching sessions ordered between now and the Winter Solstice to help with food and medical supplies for the brave souls standing for me at Oceti Sakowin.
If you’ve been wanting to learn more about your life’s purpose, understand the opportunities and challenges awaiting you in the coming year, or give a loved one the gift of an astrology reading with me, purchase your reading here and together we’ll help sustain those who stand for the world we believe in.