Omicron, The Winged Sandals of Perseus, and Project Omega.

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Omicron, the new variant of covid-19 has jumped the queue; following the Greek letters of the alphabet, the new variant should have been called Nu however to -ahem- avoid global confusion the WHO (World Health Organisation) have decided to skip both “Nu” and” Xi” and go straight to Omicron, the fifteenth letter of the Greek alphabet.

Between Delta and Omicron there were other variants such as Zeta, Eta, and Theta… though apparently not considered remarkable enough to elicit much interest. Omicron on the other hand, according to a top UK health official, is serious, and vaccines will “almost certainly” be less effective.

Here we are at the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet with nine more to go. Omicron has a numerical value of 70 and I couldn’t help wondering if this reflects the current plan to vaccinate 70% of the population… and my next thought was a chilling one as I considered Project Omega- the last letter of the Greek alphabet.

In Astronomy, Omicron is the designated fifteenth star in a constellation; stars groups include Omicron Andromedae, Omicron Ceti, and Omicron Persei.

In the spirit of myth weaving, and stories of the stars…and having recently been diving deeply into the Medusa myth- my interests is Omicron Persei.

In Greek mythology, Perseus is the young hero who slays the head of Medusa aided in his quest by magical tools given to him by the gods. Among these sacred objects is a pair of winged sandals (talaria) crafted by Hephaestus of imperishable gold and said to fly their rightful owner- Hermes- as swift as any bird. Adorned with the blessings of the gods and wresting the secret of the whereabouts of Medusa from the one eyed Graeae (the Gray sisters), Perseus set out to do what until then no man had been able to do, kill the petrifying serpent headed Gorgon by decapitation. His mission was successful.

The constellation Perseus is surrounded by several other constellations including Andromeda to the west, Cassiopeia to the north, and Aries and Taurus to the south. The brightest star in the constellation is Algol (β Persei), known as the demon star and is said to depict the severed head of Medusa.

Omicron Perseus is also known as Atik which means “shoulder,” and refers to shoulder of the Pleiades; it is located in the winged sandalled left foot of our hero slayer. Hermes (Mercury), Messenger of the Gods, who knows all routes to any destination and who is able to cross all boundaries is at work here.

Interestingly, today on the release of PM Boris Johnson’s briefing outlining further restrictions on account of Omicron, the Sun is conjunct Mercury at 6 degrees of Sagittarius.

A clever trickster sent to do the bidding of the gods Hermes also symbolizes the mercurial adaptability of the mind and its channels of communication. Mercury is symbolic of our mental energy transmitted through speaking, writing, and thought… it influences how we perceive the world.

Mercury is also associated with serpent energy which is symbolised by his staff, the caduceus, with two snakes crowned by wings or a winged helmet. The motif of the two snakes is also present in the myth of Medusa… the blood from her severed head is gifted to Asclepius, god of medicine by Athena; the right vial has the ability to heal and to bring back the dead while the left vial has the power to kill… just like the venom of a snake.

In alchemy the two serpents represent masculine and feminine energies, or solar and lunar energies which must be balanced for transmutation to occur- the alchemical marriage.

In the solar hero, snake or dragon slaying myths-myths that have created energetic blueprints in the human psyche-the question we must ask is, to what extent are the soli- lunar energies balanced.

Today I could not help noticing as Boris Johnson delivered his briefing from Westminster, that the podium he stood upon had an image of the Lion and the Unicorn on the front. The Lion represents the solar condition while the Unicorn represents the lunar; in that particular image the Unicorn, as is often the case, is chained.

Is it time for a new myth, has the solar hero story gone too far, blown itself up?

The symbolism of the pandemic is a rich multi layered tapestry that sets fire to the imagination… maybe one reason that Omicron was able to jump the queue is down to help from Mercury and his winged sandals. Just a thought.

Reclaiming Medusa’s Head… so she can speak.

Medusa

When the moon reached her fullness at 27° Taurus 14’, on 19th November, she made a conjunction to the fixed star Algol Beta Persei at 26° Taurus 10’ (Algol has a 2° orb). Located in the Medusa’s head of the Perseus constellation, Algol is thought to be one of the most unfortunate stars in the heavens and is widely associated with violence. William Lily, the 17th century Astrologer considered any planet within a 5° orb of Algol to be afflicted.

The Arabic name for Algol is Al Ghoul which means demon or evil spirit and is associated with decapitation which is connected to the myth of Medusa whose head is slain and severed by Perseus.

Algol also has the same root as alcohol… losing one’s head is a consequence of consuming too much alcohol.

Today asteroid Medusa is at 10° Scorpio 10’ in an opposition with Uranus at 12° 0’ Taurus. Dark Moon Lilith- the dark side of the Moon- is at 1 Gemini 39’, in an almost exact conjunction with the north node of the moon at 1° Gemini 30’.

The Dark Goddess speaks and guides us forward in our collective destiny.

Considered a female demon who was married to the devil, the Arabs believed Algol to be the most malefic star of all. The late medieval and early modern church accused women who were tried and tortured for witchcraft to be associates of the devil. Lilith, the first wife of Adam who refused to be submissive, was thought to cavort with wild demons on the shores of the Red Sea, herself becoming a wind demon who disempowered men with her evil seductions. In Talmudic Law, Algol is connected with Lilith

What begins to emerge through this cross-cultural thread is the story of patriarchal fear of feminine power.

Algol/Lilith/Medusa embodies everything that is feared in the feminine from causing the loss of reason in men, pacts with the devil, unbridled sexuality, refusal to comply with patriarchal control, seduction, rage, and the power to summon spirits. It is only Lilith who knows the ineffable name of God, and it is Lilith who returns to the garden as a serpent to initiate Eve in the knowledge of good and evil.

What emerges is that these female archetypes are demonised, feared and rejected because they are powerful. More powerful than any man-made laws designed to silence and control, more powerful than the gilded cage of patriarchy, and more powerful than reason and intellect. Powerful because they are connected to a primordial authority that is driven by Mother nature and the innate pulse of life that spirals in cycles of renewal including death, darkness, decay, and destruction – a different kind of power from the mind split from body (the so-called enlightened mind) which attempts to win mastery over nature.

Is that not what is happening now even more tenaciously than ever before, the attempted control of the wild, organic, and unpredictable elements of nature including human nature.

Feminine power has been subverted and demonised for hundreds if not thousands of years but don’t be fooled that this is a thing of the past or the dark ages, fear of the feminine is alive and kicking today so much so that the controllers have upped the ante to an alarming degree.

As I was writing this post, I did a quick internet search on the connection between Algol and Lilith, the first page of entries was almost entirely linked to an MLF porn star whose “stage name” is Lilith Algol. This is sadly typical of how the names of the goddess have been subverted and demonised in popular culture and even politics… I am thinking of Isis- the Islamic state military organization. Type “Medusa” into the search bar and you’ll be sure to find an array of manga type, cartoonish depictions of femme fatales, blood smeared or absurdly sexualised as  “Vagina Dentata” whores ready to emasculate and devour any helpless man who crosses her path.

There are a thousand ways to discredit the feminine: from disallowing the term “breast feeding” and changing it to “chest feeding” in order to include trans women; menstrual suppression; economic dependency; slut shaming; inciting fear of violence (real or imagined); ridicule, to name a few. On this point, I must say as a “Karen,” that the stereotyping of women who have the balls to speak out  as “difficult,” is just one of the many ways that the conditioned social order collude with this programming.

In reality the feared feminine is a fully embodied, spirit connected, intelligent mind with a soul guided purpose, refusing to be enslaved or broken by those who live in fear of losing their man-u-factured and illusionary control.

Was the full moon eclipse in Taurus a malefic moon? No, I don’t think it was. What may be closer to the truth is that the Dark Goddess is active and potent specifically at this time of year on account of  various cosmic factors, while on the collective level of humanity’s awakening the powerful feminine is rising in women and men who are waking up to the truth of covert manipulation eating away at our sacred core. That is the real “ghoul,” the  “Al-khul” which means “body eating spirit.”

No other myth shape shifts quite like the myth of Medusa; the popular interpretation often centres around the serpent headed gorgon, monstrous to be behold, petrifying men in her stony eyed stare. Victory from her wrath is won by the solar hero Perseus who aided by the gods finally decapitates Medusa delivering her head to Athena, the first fully formed daughter of patriarchy birthed from the head of Zeus.

Medusa is not entirely satisfied with this version of her story… there is more to it. She is calling to us now, from the dark dank cave on the Western fringes of the world somewhere between sleep and death. She comes to us in dreams, rises in the blood that boils when we are confronted with the injustices of the world, in the long slow gaze at patriarchy that sees through the veils of deception. Medusa’s eye is the unblinking, all-seeing eye, the eye that sees beyond the illusions of the material world and into the spirit of things, into things as they really are.

Medusa is leaving the cave and returning to the Temple.

One of Medusa’s sacred roles is as Protectress of the Serpent Mysteries, and the Golden Apples in the Garden of Hesperides.

Algol, located in the Medusa’s head and carried by Perseus has meaning beyond the monstrous gorgon and her ill fated ways, it represents feminine passion. Algol raises questions about how we express our feminine passion, do we ferment and rage in a state of victimhood played like puppets of the patriarchy responding with unhealed trauma to every ruse and manipulation designed to keep us in fear, or do we rise in power, reclaim our severed head, and reconnect our embodied nature guided wisdom and spirit led soul with a strong undivided and unconditioned mind.

 Do we fear the serpent or do we embrace her; the serpent has the power to heal and the power to destroy.

It’s time to reclaim Medusa’s head… so she can speak.

The Weavers of Fate

The Pleides

The current lunar cycle began at 12 degrees Scorpio and reached fullness at 27 degrees of Taurus. This configuration precedes a shift in the moon’s nodal axis from Sagittarius/Gemini to Scorpio/Taurus occurring on December 23rd, 2022 and lasting until July 2023.

In Sagittarius/Gemini, the nodal axis highlighted issues around thinking and action; as the nodes cross into Scorpio/Taurus, matters concerning proper use of resources (including our own energy system) will be brought into focus becoming clearer as information rises from the Scorpio depths revealing what has previously been unconscious with regards to the world of spirit infused matter.

We are being called to look beyond the mechanistic dualism of a world where spirit and matter are autonomous and mutually exclusive.

It will become less possible to live in a material world that is disconnected from the grid of energy and life pulse as it connects us humans with everything in the universe… unless of course human beings are artificially modified, and less organic so that this natural truth is distorted.

Questions about how humans are affected on the physical plane have dominated recent discussion regarding how humans are affected- or not- by bio-medical intervention. Nowhere on mainstream channels, and rarely elsewhere, does the discussion extend to how we may be affected on the level of spirit and soul by chemical substances injected into our bodies… chemicals also have a spirit, all matter does.

With the north node moving into Taurus on 23 December just a few days after Venus goes retrograde, it will no longer be viable to view the physical plane as dead matter, nor consider that actions and thoughts can exist as isolated entities disenfranchised from a wider energetic matrix.

South node in Pluto ruled Scorpio will assist us in exposing deeper dynamics at play assessing our part in the unfolding of humanity’s destiny including and especially how this relates to the physical dimensions of existence.

Prominent in the constellation of Taurus is the star cluster the Pleiades known, among other epithets, as the Seven Sisters. Across many cultures and throughout time, the Pleaides with only a few exceptions, are considered feminine. The Tuareg Berbers of the northern Sahara call the Pleiades Cat iheḍ (pronounced: shat ihed) (or -ahăḍ) meaning “daughters of the night”. While the Pawnee Indians considered the star cluster a sign of unity from which the people could learn about social harmony, as well as harmony and connection with all living things.

From the bible to the Talmud, the Kabbalah, and the Rig Veda; from Egypt to the Aboriginal peoples of Australia; and from Theosophy to ancient goddess worship, the Pleaides have captured the human imagination offering guidance and messages from a divine feminine consciousness.

Helena Blavatsky, co-founder of the Theosophical Society has much to say about the role of the Pleaides believing that the Seven Sisters have a key role in the karma of nations and individuals and therefore in the unfolding destiny of humanity.

The mythology and cosmology surrounding this open star cluster some 444.2 light years from Earth is a rich treasure chest twinkling through space and weaving many jewels into our human-cosmic-consciousness story.

According to Bernadette Brady the Pleiades were also a major Calendar point marking the beginning and ending of a season. In Babylon, the heliacal rising of the Pleiades heralded the beginning of the new year, and the Celts used the acronychal rising to mark the month of mourning for dead friends- Samhain.

For the Celts, the Pleaides were also linked to the Fates; women were forbidden to sew on the days when the stars were either heliacal or acronychal rising (first star to rise in the east after sunset) in case they broke their thread and consequently humanity’s thread of life.

Could it be that the Pleaides are linked to a Gaia- Sophianic consciousness offering humanity an important message at this time? Our future is in danger of morphing into a transhumanist artificial matrix in which the energetic (and physical) biospheres are eroded and replaced with inorganic intelligence… tearing us from the womb of the Mother in one giant collective caesarean section.

The last new moon in Scorpio preceding the lunar eclipse in Taurus, for me, kick started a process which I feel will affect us for the next few years, bringing us into more alignment with our individual and collective soul’s destiny and true identity- an upgrade if you will but not of the artificial kind. Of course, we get to choose… a classic red pill, blue pill moment. These decisions are being made in each of us at the level of soul and each must choose his or her path.

We are weaving our fate in every moment, in every decision, and in every thought. To keep on participating in humanity’s future at a time when we are being asked- if not forced -to surrender our autonomy and natural truth to an artificial agenda intent on stripping humanity of all that keeps us embedded in the physical/spiritual eco system of our planet and beyond, is the invitation of our time.

We are the Weavers of Fate.