Astrodharma Transit Report: December 2017


WE ALL HAVE VICES. Thank God pedophilia is not one of them. It’s sickening and unforgivable, right? Ah, but why, then, did we incarnate at a time when thousands of these vile creatures are being outed worldwide? Why did we invite this particular breed of molestation into our waking dream? And why are these unprecedented roundups so under-reported? Clearly some part of us would rather this dream stayed uninterpreted.

Good news: Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius (Dec 3-23) conjunct Saturn delivers the steely, truth-at-any-cost zeal we need to follow this queasy inquiry to its root.

My take: a critical mass of people are now suffering from a subtle, asymptomatic form of “Pre-pedophilia” and the collective psyche is now out-picturing the sickness so we can nip it at the bud. Pre-pedophilia is not so hard to confess, really, once you understand that all souls have a slavish attraction to un-crushed innocence.

Think about it. Soldiers will gladly fight to protect what they consider to be defenseless and pure. Whether it be women, children, the homeland, a purity-preserving principle or a religious/political/cultural way of life, the soul is compelled to defend whatever shines with timeless virtue. Since the Martian hero impulse is baked into the collective cake, it’s futile to try and stop all wars. Instead, we need to fight together to protect something more universal and profound than isolated, temporary expressions of purity and innocence. Instead, we will need to defend that which the innocent and unblemished are a mere fragrance of: the Unborn.


Minus a daily savoring of our own and other’s ageless innocence (via meditation or meditative relating), it’s just a matter of time before our appetite for the otherworldly devolves into time-killing, techy escapism, feverishly delivered me-stories (designed to eclipse ego on a countdown), mind-numbing forays into porn/sex/overwork, and, for some, a twisted attraction to those souls living closest to the Unborn: little boys and girls. What do all of these escapist activities have in common? They are all crude, unsustainable attempts to make contact with a timeless dimension, immune to sickness, old age and death.

What happens when an entire society tries to materially quench an otherworldly appetite? In short, cynicism. Our passion for life devolves into a lukewarm self-preservation impulse that, understandably, demands that we extinguish the innocence that so painfully failed us. We touch — then crassly dispose of — whatever teases us with flashes of no-time and no-self. This pornographic swing between the holy and the harsh is better than an uninterrupted march toward death, reasons ego. Welcome to the innocence-parched logic of the pedophile.

So how bout you? Have your eyes become dark basements that pedophile the angelic motivations of unfashionable personalities like Donald Trump? Do you mentally rape the innocent from a distance? Do you allow moments of ego-dissolving communion to drift quickly into opinionated role play and “the intimacy of shared aversion?” Do you thrust judgement at hurt little boys and girls dressed up as adults because they remind you of your own lost innocence?

Seems to me we’re at a choice point: either we become “mystical detectives” parting the veil of personality to savor an Undying Presence in the throes of waking up to itself or we become bedfellows with the pedophiles, grabbing at the flesh of the world for a flicker of deranged absorption.

December Overview

The transition from November to December (Scorpio to Sagittarius) tethers our gut instincts with guiding principles. Newly confessed layers of truth about who we are and what we want now receive a map to chart our way forward. November delivered some disruptive, but empowering insights. Now December provides the panoramic vision we need to move forward. Prime time to re-imagine our life, gather new skills and resources, and plot out a timeline for 2018. Launch date: early January, after Mercury goes direct on December 22nd.

Dec 3rd Full Moon in Gemini: Creativity off the hook!

The creative potential of this Full Moon (indeed, the whole month) is off the hook. Been blabbing about writing a book or designing a new curriculum or website? Stop it. The muse is begging to rip through you now. Lucky for you, Mercury retro is canceling all your flights and getaway plans even as the Full Moon in the supremely articulate signs of Gemini and Sagittarius screams for culmination. Add a motivating square by channel-opening Neptune, and the formulae becomes ridiculously simple: put hands on keys; muse will do the rest.

Dec 18th New Moon in Sagittarius: Join a Learning Community

Here we have a stellium (five planets) conjunct in Sagittarius trining Uranus and squaring Neptune. Great time to join an online learning community that allows you to travel while you study or move to a new, more creatively stimulating community. Alternately: enter an apprenticeship, go on retreat, build content for a website that promotes you as a teacher or counselor, research locations and prospective clients for a new workshop or nail down the curriculum for seminar or  school. Launch time: January.

Saturn into Capricorn: Dec 19, 2017- Mar 21, 2020

December 19th marks a sea change for the collective psyche. After 2 & 1/2 years in the sign of Sagittarius, Saturn moves into Capricorn. The pendulum swings toward more conservatism, graceful greying and professional polish. The relationships most likely to thrive now will have shared goals and crystal clear agreements. Time to release ourselves from constricting ideas of what it means to “be responsible” and discipline the talents that come natural to us.

Here’s a Capricorn-friendly affirmation to guide your visioning for 2018

Status and recognition provide a wider sphere of influence along with the pressure to keep our impact steadily positive. In this sense, cultivating a wider public presence is the opposite of grandiosity; it inspires us to push beyond sentimental fits of caring into a steadier, more reputable and time-tested kind of love.


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